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 ' A,  '\  cv >���<  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  ^  ���;  Has   a   Mineral   Output   of  Upwards "ot'One  Million     Dollars    Every    Month  In   The  Year  SEVENTH  YEAR.---NO.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, 'DECEMBER 17, 1898.  TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  LICENSE   'COMMISSIONERS'   MEETING.  Saloon License Removed From One Q.uarter  to Another Without Residents' Consent.  At Wednesday's meeting of tlie license  commissioners the matter of the transfer  of the saloon license held by Mrs. Mal-  lette was dealt-with. There were two  applicants for the license, each of whom  had dickered with the present holder.  Both were represented by counsel at tlie  commissioners' meeting.  Abu Johnson was represented by P. 10.  Wilson., He had something in the nature  of an agreement from Mrs. Mallette to  transfer her saloon license to him, upon  the issuance of a hotel license to herself,  aud, believing that he would have no  difficulty in securing the license, he had  made arrangements to- open up. The  second, applicant was ft. E. Lemon, and  he was represented by S. S. Taylor, Q. C.  He had purchased tlie license of Mrs.  Mallette, and bad likewise made preparations to open up.  When the matter came before, the board  Mayor Houston expressed himself as opposed to the transferring of any saloon  from one street to another, unless such application for transfer was backed up by a  petition signed by the lot-owners and  householders, signifying their approval of  the same, as would be required if a new  license was being applied for. He held  that it was contrary to the spirit  if not the letter of the law to transfer  a. saloon from one street to another unless such transfer was supported by a  petition signed by the residents and property owners in the neighborhood to  which the saloon was to be moved. As  far as he was concerned, in the present instance, it was not a question as between  rival applicants. The board-had gone on  record in the matter of requiring petitions in the case of the transfer of the  Emerson saloon, and to be consistent  the board should require that any applicant for a transfer of a saloon premises  should support such application with the  necessary pet ition.  W. A. Macdonald supported the application of Johnson for ihe license. He admitted that on a former occasion the board  had insisted upon requiring a petition in  support of the transfering of a saloon  jremises, but he held that the municipal  tct did not render such a course necessary, and as it was not necessary he did  jot think it right to insist upon it. lie  said that he know that with some there  was a feeling against, allowing saloons on  Baker street, but personally he had no  more objection to a salouii ������iiTJ-ikur htieeL  than to any other style of business;, provided it was run properly. He favored  the application of Johnson because hi.s  was the first to come before the board.  Mayor Houston insisted that the residents in the vicinity , to. .which--if was  proposed to transfer the saloon should  have a right to be heard as to whether  they'were willing that a saloon should be  opened in proximity to them. If such a  course were adopted it would not be possible to open a saloon by transfer in a section whereof the-people had protested  against and successfully opposed the opening of a new saloon..  After some further discussion W. A.  Macdonald made two/motions, which  were seconded by police: magistrate  Crease, and carried in opposition to the  vote of: mayor Houston. The first was  in effect that Mrs. Mallette's application  , for a transfer of her saloon license be  granted, and that the saloon license be  , granted to Johnson. The second motion  was that, upon the making by Mrs. Mallette of a, certain declaration .with respect  to her premises, that.she be granted a hotel license.  After the commissioners' meeting, legal  proceedings were at once commenced by  R. B. Lemon to prevent the issuance of a  saloon license to Johnson;-'  age was done to the stock. The principal  loss is to the building, which i.s owned by  Charles Van Ness. It is damaged to the  extent of about $150, which, with $50  damage to stock, completes the loss. '  How the fire originated is not known.  There was a tire .burning in a stove in the  building, and a lamp as well, but whether  the stove or lamp-occasioned the fire is  not known. The Say ward stock was not  insured, and Mr. Schermerhorn, the company's local manager, is therefore highly  pleased with the work of the members of  the fire department.  MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  JACK   O'LEARY   KILLED.  At Monday afternoon's meeting of the  city council alderman Ilillyer, on behalf  of the public works committe was granted  an extension of time in which to report  upon the petitions submitted asking for  the opening up of Ward street from  .Baker street to Victoria street.  A letter was read from the Hall Mines,  stating that the company had a 4-ton  Gurney scale for coal with double beam,'  which was listed at $1S0. The scale has  never been unpacked, and the company is  willing to sell it to the city for $110.  With reference to the establishment of  city scales, the mayor was authorized to  select a suitable location for same and report at the next meeting of the council.  Alderman Whalley's curfew by-law received its third reading. The by-law will  come up for reconsideration and final  adoption at the next meeting of the  council.  THE   CITY'S   FINANCES.  The Council Need Not be Ashamed of the  Showing.  The opponents of the city council are  said to making strenuous efforts to capture all the offices at the municipal election on January 12th next. The mayor  and aldermen, however, need not be  afraid to offer themselves as candidates  for re-election. During the month of October and November, the receipts from  general revenue amounted to $0053.5-1,  and the expenditures (exclusive of the  sums spent from the proceeds of the sale  of debentures) to $0102.30. The expenditures made from the proceeds of the sale  of debentures were as follows: Waterworks construction ��� $010.50, sewer construction $3010.72, cemetery $1850. and  electric light, works construction $071.-10:  or a total of $73(53.71. The following tables  show from what sources the city derives  its revenue and on what accounts expenditures were made:  Caught by the Beam of a Faliin.fi- Derrick His  Life Was Crushed Out.  Jack O'Leary, one of the best known  railway contractors in West Kootenay,  was killed about nine o'clock yesterday  morning near Shield's Landing, about  eight miles from Brooklyn.  The deceased, together with his brother  James aud Henry Boye, was engaged in  constructing some stone work to support  the railway grade near Shield's Landing.  It was while superintending the lowering  of a large stone upon this work that the'  unfortunate man met his death. The  fatality was caused by the parting of one  of the guy ropes of the derrick which  caused.the stone to swing round, striking  O'Leary aud pinning him to the'ground.  The workmen immediately went to the  unfortunate man's assistance and lifted  the heavy beam as quickly as possible,  but the victim was unconscious and expired some twenty minutes later.  The remains were placed in a rough box  and arrangements made for conveying  the same to this city, alderman Madden,  a former friend of the deceased, being  notified of the fatality by telegraph, who  together with "Blake" Wilson, W. C.  McLean and several other friends met the  body at the C. P. JR.*. station aud escorted  it to the undertaking parlors of D. Mc-  Arthur Ac Co. The body will be embalmed  and buried for the present in the Roman  Catholic cemetery, to be removed sometime later to the home of the deceased in  the east.  Jack O'Leary was a native of the . state  of Maine and was -J3 years of age, 20 of  which he spent in the west. . For the past  five years he, svith his brother James and  Henry Boye, has been continuously employed in railway construction in this  section. .In IS93 he left the Great Northern and assisted in the building of the  Nakusp & Slocan railway. Later he had  a piece of the work on the Arrowhead  line from Revelstoke south. In 1S05, in  company with others he built a considerable portion of the Ivaslo & Slocan railway. When the Slocan river extension  of the Canadian Pacific road was commenced in 1SU7 O'Leary had a sub-contract  Poupore, McVeigh Ac- Company, and when  the Crow's Nest road was undertaken he  worked in with the same1 company upon  it. On the .Robson-Peutioton road he was  agaiu working with his brother a nil  Henry .Boye. He was a man who made  many friends, and the news of his untimely death will be received with sorrow  THE   ATLIN   LAKE   DISTRICT.  KKCKIITS   VCIll   (-UTOHKIS.  Unriiil permit.-- and Mile of cemetery lots.,  J)o.u; l.atfs sold   ICloul'ric light rates   Kluulric supplies sold .:   Licenses ........'..      Miscellaneous .-.- ��� :....".'.  Police court tines   1 toad taxes   Kcal estate taxes   Sewer rates .......:  ....  Water rates.. ..:.....  FIREMEN   PROVE   THEIR   WORTH.  Fire at the Say-ward Sawmill Stamped Out  in  Thirty  Minutes.  The members of the Nelson fire department made a record this morning which  it will be hard to beat. At 7:30 an alarm  was sounded, the call being to the Say-  ward lumber yard on the corner of Hall  and Lake streets. At the time the alarm  was sounded there were but three men in  the fire hall, the other volunteers having  left for their daily occupations, but in an  incredibly short time the majority of the  brigade responded and a start was made  to the scene of the fire.  Fortune favored the department in that  chief Thompson was cable to pick up one  of P. Burns & Company's sleigh, by which  means the firemen got to the scene within  two minutes from the time the alarm was  sounded.''The front of the Sayward building was by this time one mass of flames  and few thought that there was the  slightest chance of saving it. The firemen  went to work svith every confidence however^ All the available hose was utilized  in bringing one stream of water upon the  building and the sleigh was despatched  for snore hose. At the mill there was  a pressure of 200 pounds on the hydrant,  aud the first stream of water kept the lire  from spreading until a ' second stream  could be brought on, when the hie was  speedily brought under subjection.     Not  more than liheen minute  'ere employed  in bringing tile lire under control, and in  half an hour it was completely extinguished.  The building in which the fire originated  was filled with kiln-dried lumber, but so  prompt was the response of the fire department that comparatively little dani-  " Total..  ...s :jg io  10 no  ...- 0f):i-:i5  !) HO  ... .'505 00  ... Jf..'i 10  ..- 27 05  ... i-'OO 00  ... 97!) 17  ... 17 CM  .... -Jiys oo  ...S.52S9 27  DiSHUKSE.MI-'XTS    KOii    OCTOIIISU.  Klecti-ic light works (construction)....  Electric light works (maintenance)....  Fire department-..    Fuel and light....  ......     Furniture and fixtures     Health department .....   ..  Miscellaneous   Plant and tools .'-.."..'..'.... ......  Police department....... 1'. ..'.'....'....I.  Printitii*- and stationery.... ........  Public buildings and grounds..   Salaries.  ... '.   Sewers (construction). '...:..  Sowers (maintenance)   Sidewalks      Sinking fund      Streets. -.    Water works (construction)   AV'ater works (maintcnaiicc)   Total.......:.'    S   21 20  ...... 079 70    170 25    9 50    '15 85    125 00    322-99  .... 5 00    S10 10  ..... '07 10  ..... J IS 70    484 32  ..... 2115 13  ..... 29 90  ...:'.'��� Dlil 00  ..... tsoo 00  .... 290 20  ..'... 422 19  ... .���-. (i(> 35  UKCEIl'TS FOK NOVl.-.MISBK.  ���llurial permits and sale of cemetery lots...  Klectric 1 ght rates.....   ..  Klectric light supplies sold   Licenses   Miscellaneous ;...  Police court fines .;   Road taxes '....-. .....'.  Ileal estate taxes .".-.���   Sewer rates   Water rates   Total.  DISIICRSE.MEX'I'S  KOli  .VOVE.MUEIl.  Klectric light works (construction)..  Fleetriclignt works (maintenance) .  Fire department   Furniture and fixtures    Legal expenses    Miscellaneous   Plant and tools   Police department    Printing and stationery   Public buildings and grounds.   Salaries  ,.   Sewers (construction)   Sewers (maintenance)   Sidewalks ...'.   Streets     Water works (construction)   Wafer works (maintenance)   Total ;....'   .S8S53 Si  ...�� Sit to  .;-: 1302 -10  .... J0t 70  ... 125 00  ... 300 00  ... 112 00  ... list; oo  ... J52 87  ..: ��� 25 00  ...    391 90  ...SNiGl 27  ..�� 953 20  .. S39 S3  .. 25) 50,  25  .. 119 23  ..      39 09  11 30  .. 255 35  .. lit 90  .. 1110 30  ..- 300 01  .. 1171 59  9 75  .. 432 SO  .. 173 10  ..     ISS 10  II 00  . 87012 20  Three Townsites for One Mine.  If there is any foundation to the current report it will not be long before three  rival townsites- will be established at  Camp McKinuey, for beside the present  one on the Sailor claim, it is said the  Cariboo Consolidated Alining and Milling  Company will plat a townsite on the  Alice and 15mma claims, and the owners  of the Wiartou claim will do likewise.  The Duncan & Lardeau Railway.  Humor has it that the contract has  been let for the construction of .'55 miles  of the Duncan Ac Lardeau railway, to be  completed by September 1st, l.S'.ii). The  construction of this'railway will 'push  that portion of the Trout lake ��� mining  district to the front in which the Abbott,  Bannockburn, Francis, Jewell, Wagner  and other well known groups of mining  claims are situated.  by  Ko  large   number    throughout    West  \JU\-LLLLj   .  THE   COMMISSIONERS   TO   ADJOURN.  Public Opinion has Undergone Considerable  Change as to the Result of Its Labors.  The joint commission which was to  settle all of the difficulties existing between the United States and Canada, will  probably adjourn without having accomplished much in the way of settling any  of the differences, and there is even some  difficulty in determining when the commission will resume its sessions for the  uncompleted work which it has on hand.  Prior to the meeting of the commissioners  there was a superabundance of good will  on both sides, but the experience of the  past few weeks has shown that when it  comes to the settlement of points in dispute the good will displayed at public  dinners cuts a small figure in determining  matters wherein business interests are  concerned. So much so is this the case  that many predict that the commission  will prove barren of practical results.  The commission is about to adjourn, to  meet the convenience of the Americau  commissioners. Such being the case it is  scarcely possible that Canada's representatives will agree to a resumption of the  conference at the beginning of March,  when, in the ordinary course of events,  their presence will be required at home.  However unimportant the session might  be, it could scarcely be expected that a  month or six weeks would suffice for the  transaction of the business of parliament.  The members could not be called together  before February, having regard to their  convenience, and if the commission resumed work early in March there would  not be time to dispose of the ordinary sessional routine, to say nothing of the questions that will provoke debate.  The Province Objects to Candidate Sword.  That all is not going harmoniously with  the members of the Semlin cabinet is evident by the tone of the Province of Vancouver, a journal which appears to be doing its best to boom the stock of tlie attorney-general as against that of all possible  political rivals. On Tuesday Colin P.  Sword received the government party's  nomination in Uowiehan, and his candidature was openly espoused by premier  Semlin. In so doing the Province maintains that premier Semlin made a very  serious blunder, as up till a few days of  accepting the nomination Mr. Sword was  attached to the civil service of the province aw premier Semlin's private secretary. There may be some cause for complaint on tlie score raised by the Province,  but the prebabilit.ies are that the Province has other objections to the ret,urn  of Mr. Sword. First and last Mr. Sword  is an adherent of premier Semlin. When  lie is in the house premier Sfimliu is  stronger because attorney-general .Martin  cannot handle him. It might be different:  with a local man. This condition of affairs probably accounts lor the objections  of the Province to the candidature of  Sword.  Case in Victoria Justifies the Regulations Recently Issued by the Attorney-General.  When attorney-general Martin recently  issued his instructions to public administrators, by which they were required to  refer all claims against intestate estates  to the attorney-general's department, he  was roundly attacked by that portion of  the press which is favorable to the Turner  party in provincial politics. It has since  developed that the attorney-general was  acting in the interests of the people of the  province, and seeking to preserve to the  :heirs of intestates as much of their property as possible. It is just possible that-  recent disclosures in Victoria may have  prompted the action of the attorney-general. Some, time ago the effects of one  Frederick Kaye passed into the hands of  Mr. Monteith, official administrator, and  against this estate a claim for $720 was  hied by Dr. R. Morrison, for alleged professional services rendered and for goods  alleged to have been supplied to the deceased, for some years before his death.  Frank Higgi.ns was instructed by the  attorney-general to .oppose this claim.  Affidavits were procured from the hotel-  keeper with whom Kaye lodged, from Dr.  Meredith Jones, Kaye's medical attendant, and from the hospital matron. These  showed Dr. Morrison was not professionally employed by Kaye; price lists were  produced showing articles alleged to have  been supplied to Kaye by Morrison were  charged at the rate of four hundred per  cent, over list price. The case came before Mr. Justice Martin, the Affidavits  were read and the case was adjourned until Monday, when Dr. .Morrison, through  his counsel, withdrew his claim.  Goldwln Smith on Canadian  Immigration.  If we are retaining immigrants, while  the native-born continue to pass over the  border, it is plain that the character of  the Canadian people is steadily undergoing transformation. Considering the  quality of the immigrants whom we tire  receiving, it is a transformation, we fear,  rather to be deplored. Willi a steady  llux of Saxons, and a steady influx of  Calicians..Jews, Mennonites, spirit wrestlers and Russian exiles, how long can we  appeal with truth to British blood or institutions. The problem is* serious enough  to turn all our attention to the exodus in  the belief that the best immigration policy  is that which will keep Canadians at  ho tne. ��  The Full Court'.'- Judgment Sustained.  In tht! supremo court at Ottawa on  Wednesday the appeal oi' Cole vs. Pope  from 1 ho supreme court ol' British Columbia., wn- dismissed will) costs. The. cases  was tried before justice McColl. in this  city in April, 1S(.)7. Plaint ill' had purchased from defendant a half interest in  a mineral  claim   called   the   Eldorado for  It Has Severa.l Advantages Over the Klon-  dyko from the Prospectors Standpoint.  Jn the Atlin lake section Pine, and  Spruce creeks are the only ones that have  been worked to any extent; a few  have had some work done on them, but  most of the others have only been prospected.  This country differs materially from  theKlondyke, in that the bedrock of the  creeks is practically near the surface,  whereas on the Klondyke it is all the way  from 10 to 12 feet. Most of the work done  in the Atlin Lake district this last fall  was on benches. The work, of course,  is of the crudest order, the men having to  pack their pay dirt on their backs down  to the creeks, where they wash in  sluice boxes.' Some rich results were obtained in this manner.  The district is larger in extent than  people have any idea of, and much of it  has not even been prospected. There is  plenty of room for Lan unlimited number  of people, and if only one-half of the  claims already staked were worked, there  would be room for over-'30,000 people. All  the claims, both creek and bench,- are  small; the creek claims being only 100  feet up and down the creek, from rim to  rim, and the benches 100 feet square, so  that the prospects for everyone getting a  footing of some kind are very good.  One of the advantages of that country  is that it is eLasily accessible, being only  about 80 miles from the terminal of the  White Pass railway, so that at the very  longest four.and a half days is all that is  required to get from Skagway to Atlin  Lake City. The railroad is a great convenience to Atlin district, and is a splendid piece of engineering work that has to  be seen to be appreciated. The bed is on  solid rock all the way down to Skagway.  The weather around Atlin lake on November 20th wtis still open. There had  been some cold snaps the thermometor  registering down to 20 degrees below zero.  There was also some 0 to 12 inches of snow  in the valleys and about two feet on the  higher ranges and some of the creeks.  Atlin lake was not frozen over nor was  Taku lake, butTaku Arm was closed.  Another great advantage the Atlin district possesses over, the Klondyke, aside  from that of distance, is the easy grade of  the trail from Log Cabin to Atlin City.  The trail follows a beautiful valley down  lo the lakes and follows a series to Atlin  City..       .  Samples of gold Iron: "Wright river assay $10 .*tnd from Pine Creek $1S an ounce.  The mold from Pine and Spruce creeks is  I:no, while that from Otter and Wright  creeks is coarse, but not so rich.  IT   PROTECTS   THE   PUBLIC.  $5230. This claim was covered by prior  locations of, the Mascot and Reba, the  former of which had been crown granted.  Justice McColl gave judgment for the defendant. This judgment was reversed by  the full court, consisting of chief justice  Davie and justices Walkem. and Drake,  and the decision gave plaintiff the amount  sued for,- $5250 and costs in the court below, together with the costs of the appeal?  From this decision appeal was taken to  the supreme court of Canada with the  above result.  MORE    OP   MARTIN'S   MEDDLING.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  The Idaho mines shipped 100 tons of ore  last week.  More men have been put to work on the  Whitewater.    ,.  Ore is being shipped from the J31uebird,  30 tons going out last week.  The new concentrator at the .Whitewater is in running order, every part of  of the plant giving satisfaction.'  Anderson & Brady are hauling ore  from the Comstock to Silverton. Several  hundred tons will be exported.  Jtis expected the Comstock eoncenta-  tor will be started early in January. The  plant has a capacity of SO tons per day.  Ore from the Wakefield is being hauled  to   Silverton   for   shipment.    Over '2000  tons   are   expected   to   be shipped    this  winter.  The Black Grouse group is to be floated  in London by Major Furlong. During the  week W. H. Sandiford, manager of the  Northwest Mining Syndicate, inspected  the property, and cabled a satisfactory  report, to be followed by written details  The J->lack Grouse will be taken up on the  lia'-is of a prospect, with first-class  showings.  Everything at the Bosun is in first-class  shape   and   the ore showings   are   most  satisfactory. Two carloads of ore have  been shipped during the week and another shipment will be made today. Returns have been received from the Aurora  and Selby smelters on two carloads of  ore, giving net profits of $1,-101 per car.  The-Marion has improved a great deal  during the past week, and there i.s now  showing in the main workings 10 inches  of clean ore on the hanging wall and four  inches on the foot wall. The ledge gives  signs'of becoming fully mineralized.  A. Thompson has disposed of a quarter  interest in the Queen City group to P. W.  Ellis, the wholesale jeweler of Toronto.  The group consists of three claims, the  Queen City, Bockingham, and Capital,  .situate one mile east of the town. Good  ore has been obtained from the.property,  though not much work has vet been  done. ���'..-'...'..       :-,   r.   ,'; '  /  /Shannon, Goettsche and McPh'erson  have a good thing in the Hartney group,  on Silver mountain, and every week im-  oroves the situation. They are now in  over 50 feet under ground; and the ledge  is widening. The paystreak has also  widened during the week, and they now  have close to six inches of clean ore.  Last week the first shipment of the sea  son was made from  the Comstock mines  near Silverton, two carloads of galena be  ing consigned to the smelter at Tacoina.'  Upwards of 3000 feet of development has  been ���performed upon   the Comstock  property, and large amounts of'shipping and  concentrating ore have been blocked out.  Tlie company expects  to  have it's 50-ton  concentrator  running about  the end  of  January. " .  1 YMIR   MINING   NOTES.  At the Blackcock the first rawhiding  of ore amounted to one toil. The time  taken from the mine to Rotherham's  stables was just one hour and twenty  minutes.  The Ymir  mine is   now  in   telephonic  communication   with   the   Cosmopolitan  hotel.    This is a most important convenience to residents of Vmir.  He Would Make the Lands and Works Department a Court of Latst Resort.  Attorney-General   Martin    has   apparently taken the matter ot mining disputes  out of the  courts of the  province, and  relegated them for settlement to the lands  and works department.    He  has also decided that the surveyors of the  province  shall  survey  the .mineral  claims"of free  miners,  not  in  accordance  with ,ihe  instructions of the owners of the claims, but  according to certain rules made and provided by the lauds and works department  at Victoria'.  ���   All  these  startling changes have beeu  forced  upon   the  couutry owing   to  the  carelessness   of   some   prospectors   who  allowed some  variation  to creep  in  be-   ���  tween the wording upon the initial post  and in the record of the  same  at  the recorder's office.    Because some   prospector  has gone to   the  record  office  with some  hazy idea as to the manner in   which lie  staked his- claim, and given the recorder a  record  differing  in  unimportant   details "  from the inscription upon his initial po'st,  the attorney-general of the province undertakes to say that such is an invalid lo- ,  cation, and has framed rules to cover all'  such cases as may hereafter disclose themselves which seeks to preclude the owners  of claims so  affected  from having their  rights determined in court.    The importance of this new departure on the part, of  the attorney-general cauuot  be over-estimated.    It makes no matter whether the  specified time for  filing an  adverse has  elapsed  or not, the attorney-general instructs the lands and works department  to treat all such locations as differ in the  record from the inscription upon the initial   post   as   invalid   locations  and   act  accordingly   without* reference    to   any  court whatever.  This new condition was created by the  return to the land office of certain field  notes of the survey of a mineral claim  when it was disclosed that there ���  were some slight discrepancies between  r-he recorded notice and the initial post.  The matter was referred to the attorney-  general, and drew forth the following remarkable rules for the guidance of the  lauds and works department in mat tcrs  of this kind :  "All surveyors should be instructed io  specially report every case where the  record differs from what is written on the  post No. 1, and in all such cases, after,  sending in a certificate, the surveyor  should be instructed to make a special repot t, showing where territory coven d.  ciecordiiin- to the jmeription upon No. f  post, interferes with any other staked  claim. In addition to that I. think that  the department should, at'the expense of  the applicant, speedily employ another  surveyor to make a report upon the matter quitejapartfrom the surveyor engaged  by the applicant. In case it appears from  both these reports tliat no free miner is  interested in the territory, J" would then  issue a crown grant according to, the survey based upon the inscription noon No.  t instead of upon the record. In case,  however, it appears that any other person is interested in the territory thus  claimed, .I would insist upon an adverse  being filed and disposed of. If the time  for an adverse has expired I think the department should, of its own accord, de-  . ] cide the question as against the applicant  Whose mistake in making the record has  caused the trouble. I think the department would be quite safe in so deciding,  on the ground that the applicant has  really no title to his claim at all on account of his failure to record_the same as  provided by the mineral act." .  .lust what effect this injection of Mar-  tinisrn into the mining laws of the province will have remains to be seen, if  the miners of Kootenay show themselves  to be content in the matter of such an infringement upon their rights they will  disappoint- those .who at present appear  to know them best. In the-.meantime, if  attorney-general Martin has any friends  in Victoria they should advise him to recall his mischievous regulations for the  lands and works department.  Technical Education for the Soudanese.  It is significans that Lord Kitchener, in  appealing to the British public to aid his  great scheme for the founding of a Gordon memorial, college at Khartoum, laid  stress upon the fact that technical education would be one uf the features of the  institution. The announcement is .significant for two reasons. It shows that Lord  Kitchener, who i" one of the most practical men in the empire, believes that technical education of the Soudanese will  prove a powerful aid to civilization and  industrial progress in Central Africa : and  it shows also that'Lord Kitchener believes  the Briti-h public realize the great value  of technical education.  Porto Rico's Mill Running.  The Porto Rico mill has been running  steadily now for two weeks, stopping only  to dress plates. The plant consists of a  live-drill air compressor, ten 1000-pound  stamps, three vunners a crusher and a  wire rope tramway. The mill is connected with the mine by telephone.  Thirty men are at present employed at:  I lie mine. .Messrs. Cnrbould and Irwin  are up at I lu- mill. They are well pleased  with the quantity of amalgam that is  cleaned off the plates. Professor J. C.  Garvin has charge ol' the mill and is  assisted by I). A. Mackenzie.  Terms for Sale of Yukon Claims.  The conditions which the federal government will attach to the sale of reserved  mining claims in the Yukon will commend  themselves to those who wish to seethe  Yukon developed as rapidly as possible.  The rights are to be divided in sections,  with an outside limit of 5 miles in length  on any stream. The taker will be required'to spend at least $5,000 a year in  development aiifi other work on each section, and to pay $150 a mile yearly rent,  besides 10 per cent, on all gold taken out  over $25,000. Preference is to be given to  miners who have already located claims  in tin; tetdoti. It is understood that the  leases will contain strict provisions for  forfeiture in case of failure to work, so  that claims cannot be held for speculative  purposes.   The C. P. R. will Get the Subsidy.  A rumor comes from the coast to the  effect that the government are inclined  to look lavornblv upon the C. P. R-.'s contention that the V. V. Ac- K. subsidy shall  lie granted for the construction of a portion of the C. P. Ii. road beyond the approximate SO miles mentioned in the-H.C.  Loan Act. The government feels, however, that, the act cannot lie construed into legalizing the subsidy for t he additional distance without, beginning construction from Penticton. and consequent |y  will, shortly alter the legislature opens,  introduce an act amending the B. C. Loan  Act of last year. Such an amendment  will facilitate the completion of the Ltob-  son-Boundary Creek road.  ^  1 "  e-j-Sh  fe  "IS  II. *".4'..N "i  .���.<�������� �����  S  ����������� ""ip   *.n*OWt"*��TF  ��� ���������>���.-.jl-.v, rf\:- ^ 'n.'.:��-.  ���.jv.-r 1 . V.i. *j THE  TRIBUNE:'  NELSON   B.C.   SATURDAY, DECJEMMR   n,'l898.  By buying from me your machine ��� costs you just  One-Half what you pay for other makes  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  goods have been laid down in Nelson at rock-bottom prices, and our  customers get the benefit of them.' Our stock of crockery and glassware  is the largest in Kootenav.  Not only a beautiful "Christmas present  ' to your wife but a daily necessity ���  WHEELER & WIL,SOIN  W    RAViVfOiND  DOMESTIC z3Ln& WHITE  A  ��  Christmas Purchases Engraved Free  THE TUT.UUNB is piiLHi.siioii on ���Saturday--, by Tun  ���TjtmuxK PuHUsmxi; Company,.and will Lie mailed  to .<-ub.-icribcr.-i ,on payment of Two Ikh.i.ars a year.  No subscription taken for less than a.year.  RKGULAH  ADVKIlTIriKMEXTS  printed at the   following rates:    One inch,   ��3ti a year;  two inches,  $60  a  year;  three inches ��81 a year; four incites,  .    $96 a year; five inches, ��105 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of ��1.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS L'O cents a line for  first ���insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Ilirth; niaiTiajjo; and death notices free.  LOCAL Oli READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion. ,  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and ''advertising payable on ��� the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  which has, a prospect of defeat coupled  with it. As previously announced, the  Semlin administration was seeking to secure .In Cowiclfan a seat for Colin B.  Sword, who in the last parliament represented a mainland constituency, but a  rival candidate has cropped up in the person of Dr. Lewis Hall, of Victoria. As it  will not be safe to allow both candidates  to go to the poll and split the government;  the work than before, because the iiiini*--  ter of mines has invited every one who  thinks that tlie act should be amended to  send in a draft of desired aiiiendtneiils.  So far the desirability of keeping the act  intact for a season so that the people of  the province may get upon speaking  terms with it, appears to be wholly overlooked. When the game laws come before tiie house this session some'member  era! 'Electric  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining1 and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting* Machines  We also sell the genuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  flranville Streef���VANX'OUVKK  ICootoimy l-istricl���Xlil.SON  &JR-A.2<rig:   ID-A-RLIIISra-,    k'onienay Agent  AOKNT  '.'OH AVIKIV KOI'IS AMI OKNKUA1. MAC'III.VKKV  party's vote, something in  the  way of a J who has the welfare of  the mining indus  LA BAU & FORIX���Physicians and Surgeons. Booms,  3, i and 5,.LSinoJow block, Nelson. Telephone 12.  J.   A.,. ARMSTRONG���Government  Veterinary  Iii!-pector.   Treats diseases of all domestic anlnialn.  All stock inspected at Nelson.   Nelson, li. C.  DR. J. W. QUINLAN, DENTIST  Baker Streel, Nelson.  -Office: Mara'Kloelc,  w.  J. II. MOIjMKS/C. K.��� Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. O. box 82, Kaslo, B. C.  A.  II.   IIOLDIOU-Analytical Chemist  Victoria street, Xelson.  and  J  GWILLIM, B.A.Sc. & \V. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  -Mining   Engineers   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City, \i. 0.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGfi, NO. 28, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday iu each month. 'Sojourning  brethren invited.  T7WIOHT8 OV PYTHIAS��� Nel.-on Lodge, No, 25.  ���"- Knights of I'yl bias, meets in Cattle hall, Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second aud fourth Tue.-day evening at S o'clock. All  visiting knights arc cordinllv invited to attend.  GisorgE' Ross, K. of R. & S.  R. G. Jov, 0. 0.  SATURDAY   MORNING DECEMBER   17. 1S!)S  compromise must be effected. In this  event it is not improbable that candidate  Sword will be withdrawn and the nomination given to either Dr. Hall or Colonel  Gregory, of Victoria.  Gordon Hunter has given a sensational  turn to the proceedings which  have been  taken against W. IT. Ellis and  Charles IT.  Lugrin, of the Colonist,   for contempt of  court.   The articles complained  of were  commentsWhich appeared in the Colonist  with respect to the advisability of Justice  Martin sitting: as judge in election cases  arising out of a content in which he participated.   Gordon Hunter naturally argued  that the articles complained of  were but  fair comments, but he went further and  argued that there could   be no contempt  for the reason that Justice Martin is not a  .duly qualified judg-j. The newspaper men's  counsel cites in support of this contention  the .seveuth section of the Supreme Courts  Act, which sets out tlie qualifications requisite for appointment to the Supreme  Court bench as follows: ''Any barrister  i; oi not less than ten years'standing, and  " who has been in actual practice at the  " bar of the court for ten years, shall be  " qualified to be appointed a judge of the  " court.'' The interpreting clause of the  same act defines the "court" as " the Supreme Court of British Columbia," and if  the act applies it follows that to be legally  qualified Justice Martin should have been  practising  in   the supreme  court of  the j commemoration     of     the    Fenian    raid,  province for ten years.    To show that he  Till7; editors of the eastern papers are  overworking themselves in writing congratulatory notices of president Van  Home of the Canadian Pacific Railway  for the manner iu which he fixed up his  company s differences with tlie Grand  Trunk Railway Company. The newspaper men of the east see nothing but  national good in this new arrangement  between the railway companies while  the people of Kootenay see nothing in it  for thorn but a transportation monopoly,  with increased freight rates. By ihe  terms of the arrangement between the  two Canadian railways it is arranged  that the Grand Trunk railway shall route  all its business for the Canadian west,  which originates in Ontario, over the  Canadian Pacific at North Bay, and receive from the Canadian Pacific' the same  rate it would be entitled to if the business  was sent through Chicago, as formerly.  The chief result of this pool will be thi-  shutting out of the American lines from  participation in the carrying of any merchandise from eastern to western Canadian centers, aud the Nelson &Fort Sheppard will cease to be a competing line  with theCanadian Pacific, thus enabling  the latter company to fix what rates it  chooses upon Kootenay business from  eastern points.       J UST what action the American roads-  will take remains to be seen. It may be  that they will attack tlie bonding system.  The railways which will suffer most in  consequence of the new alliance of (he  Canadian roads are the several lines  which run between Chicago and St. iVaul.  What the American companies lose will  be divided between the Canadian Pacific  and the Grand Trunk, and the Canadian  Pacific will have matters so fixed that  when it decides to raise, the Kootenay  rates the people of Kootenay will have no  alternative but to pay them. Perhaps  this is why the merchants of Kootenay  are not singing the praises of president  Van Home and the new alliance.  The   Lauiier   cabinet   has   finally   approved  of  the  design  of   the  medals  in  try at heart should move an amendment  providing a close season for the mineral  act for two or three years.  Since the old passenger rates were restored by the railway companies Ihe hotel  keepers in the eastern cities say that their  business has been fairly cut in two. the  number of transients being decreased  thereby fully fifty per.cent.  There is every likelihood that one of  Victoria's seats in die legislature will be  declared vacant, as Richard Hull, one of  the four opposition members from the  uapital, has seemingly disqualified him-  .lelt" by selliugcqal to the government.  The returns from .Alberni indicate that  Neill, the government candidate, was successful in his contest on Thursday. This  will not surprise any one. since by-elections generally go in favor of the government of the day. Full returns have not  yet been received, but as the government  candidate went out of the town of Alberni  with a majority, of 2H, his return is con-  conceded.         Manager Wiivte. of the Canadian  Pacific Railway Company, has issued a  circular to the railway employes, emphasizing the necessity for politeness on their  part towards the traveling and shipping  public. It is even betting that the public  would prefer cheaper rates from the officials of the railway to any increased  measure of politeness from the compauy's  lesser officials.  mm  ra /S3 pa Bus* ^h ii n  ,p  s r st>  mm ��C Hj fi B M a Sa fog  s  AM    R  ""fl  >ura  BRANCH MARKETS   .    . " .  Rossland and Trail., in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh-and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and oromDtly Forwarded.  business carried on by the duke at Cliveden. The book might'be kept on show in  testimony of the aristocratic quality of  the visitors frequenting the place, and no-  "iody ui'bd know that they came fo call on  the duke and not the Actors. But the  duke thought otherwise. His visitors-  were personal pfiuu-iiy and not real  e.-talc.  "TJL  ��!'s nest t��  is N'OW  I'KKPAIilCn TO RECEIVE OliOER.S. KOK  Domestic and Steam Coal and Blacksmiths' Fuel  Postage Letters.  be  sen I   to  lOngland  The first Penny  The first letters to  under the new penny pnsirge will be from  the governor-general to -;h." queen, and  from the postmaster general of Canada to  tlie postmaster-p-iiei al uf England. In  like manner the, first letter from lOngland.  posted on Christum---, will be from the  queen to the gnvi-rnnr-gi-ner-il and the  administrators of a!! colonies ���.vim are in  the ocean postage scheme. Of course, all  such letters are iu ordinary casus franked  and i're*-!, but the paying by stamp will be.  adopted for these particular letters, in  order to commemorate the inauguration  of penny postage on both sides of the Atlantic. All these letters will be posted at  midnight on the 2-1 th.  A Case Where the Piper Paid.  . Miss Mary Gellatly, who recently sued  Piper Find later, of Dargai' ridge, for a !  breach of promise, has married Chris- j  topher Arnold in Dundee. The damages ]  she recovered from Findlater will go to j  support the happy pair. It is a case !  where the piper paid.  Domestic Steam Coal, $5.75 per ton  Blacksmiths' Fuel $10.00 per ton  i TKIiMiS:  Cash wit li order'  Oflice in C. W. West���feCoV-.lmilrtiiij'  CHARLES ST. BARBE, Agent  THE CHEAPEST PLAGE IK THE CITY FOR FRUITS OF AEL KINDS.  MILLS & LOTT, Cop. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  LICENSE AUTHORIZING AN EXTRA-PK0VIN-  CIAL COMPANY TO CARRY ON  BUSINESS.  JL  S BROKERS  '(.'osil-axi��������'���:A.irr. KSii  AX7CTIOWEEES:  Justice Drake on Thursday refused to  discuss the matter raised by Gordon  Hunter with respect to the qualification  of justice Martin to sit on the supreme  court bench. He held that the appointment having been made by the governor-  general in council, could not be reviewed  by the supreme court. As justice Drake  refused to make an order in the contempt  proceedings, out. of which the point raised  aga.in-a justice Martin grew, it is probable  that the last has been heard, of the matter.  had not practised for tlie required length  of time Gordon Hunter put in an affidavit  reciting that Justice .Martin iiad been admitted to the bar of the province in 1891.  The argument was made before Justice  Drake, who reserved decision. It will be  interesting to note how the.supreme court  judges will get around the difficulty  raised by Gordon Hunter. It i.s hardly  ���probable that such a . contention will be  sustained. Justice Martin's appointment  was not a popular one. There were several other candidates for the oflice, and it  is not very likely that if such a bar could  be successfully raised against his appointment that it would not be heard of until  the proceedings for contempt were  started.    That there are two government candidates after the nomination for Cowiehan  is rather good evidence that the .Semlin  administration lias a chance of winning  Cowic ian iroin the opposition'. As a rule  there  i.s  no  scrambling for a nomination  Mean while most of the men who by their  bravery earned the right to wear ihe  medals have gone over the divide. There  may be some complaint at the delay, but  it will probably be del'eud^d upon economic grounds when the issue is bandied  by Grit politicians on the stump.  The latest advices from Ottawa are to  the effect that the electors of (}uebec have  cased marking prohibition plebiscite ballots, and that the majority for. prohibition has dwindled down to J2,(Sol. The  total  vote  was 5*j5,I(iO, of which  number  May Amend the Vagrancy Act.  The injustice which has attended the  working of the Vagrancy Act has been  receiving the attention of lion. David  Mills, minister of justice. He says that  there have been many, instances brought  under his attention where persons without employment, able and willing to  work, have been, while in search of employment, arrested as vagrants and committed to the county jail. The minister  of justice says it may well be. a question  whether the indigent, aged and infirm,  who have been guilty of no crime, should  be committed to the jails, which are intended as the safe receptacles of prisoner.-  charged with crime until the question of  their guilt can be determined. Something,  in the  looked  sion.  Canada: I  1'HOVIXCIi OF  HKITtSII Coi,CMli!A. /  x.j. is-.1.  - . ���;. ���  rpiIKS IS TO CERTIFY,1,1ml, thu "London & British  .-*��� Cohmibiti Gokllield-Limited,'- is authorised and licensed to carry on business wit liin the Province of British  t 'oiumbia, and to carry out or oiled, all or any ol' the objects heroihat'tersul forth to which the lugUhitivu authority of the IcgNluturu of British Columbia extends.  The head ollice of (he Company is situate at'.) Laurence, Poutncy Mill. England.  The amount of the capital of the Company is .Ii*i00,()(l0.  divided into SXUiU'i shares of one pound each.  The head ortieo of the Company in, this Province is  situate in Nelson, and J. Roderick Uoborlsoiu mini-,  ager of companies, .whose address is XuLou aforesaid, is  tlie attorney for the Company.  The objects for which the Company has been established are set out in the certiticati: ot registration of the  company dated thc2lJi.li day of October. liSllti. and which  was published in the lirilish Columbia Gazette of the  20th October. ISilli.  Given under my hand and seal ol; ollice at Victoria.  Province of British Columbia, this .'ird day of December,  one I noiisand eight hundred sinv miierv-eight.  [ r.'.s.J d. X. WOOTTO.Y,  Registrar of Joint.'Stock Compan;es.  ���  mim AMIS  BAKER STREET, NELSON  11  t/S.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill,  G. O. Buchanan, Prop  lumber   at  First    class   li  right  prices  V��3 r>c] ���  A  Cli.  Ll ��  Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  Foot Hendryx Street.  Also   a   full  constantly on  line   of  hand.  Sash,  JOHN RAE, Agent.  7>,  CHANCE OF PARTNERSHIP.  rfCSiili  wiS1  XOTIC!-;.  way  of   an amendment   nitty   be  for during  the itjjproaehing  ses-  271,1(1(1 ballots were  and 2C>\,'.',()<) against.  east  for  prohibition  Evku vwiikin*: throughout the mining  sections ot the province the amateur law  f'ramer is getting ready pet amendment's  which he thinks should be made to t he  mineral act at the approaching session of  the legislature. This is not a new condition of affairs. ]���- l*iiy been going on  ever since the province had a mineral act,  but this year there are more amateurs at  The Duke Would Not Sell.  William Waldorf Astor has had a quarrel with the duke who.-e house he purchased on the Thames because he wanted  to keep the visitors' book that he maintained belonged to the place he had  bought, hi certain gr.ear, houses in I'-hig-  land the visitor, instead of leaving a card  for the owner of the place, writes his  name in a book. Now, of course, at Cliveden the Duke of Westminster had a big  book full of the most aristocratic names  to be found outside of a modern novel.  Mr. Astor maintained that the book  should go with the place. In a word, he  had   bought  the  good   will of  the social  I have this day sold my interest in the linn of Farley  & Simpson. Grocers, anil in the Grand Ccnlral Hotel, lo  Frank .1. Donley: The asseis and liabilities of Ihe tirm  have been u.-siiined by Simpson i-c llonley, to whom nil  debts must be-mill. !���'. J. FAKLF.Y.  iNol.-on. H. ('., iNovember, I WIS. ���  THE TREM0NT  WELSOW  When  Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned Lumber   Call   and  inspect    Stock. ,  MA.I..0.VK c-c TRKGiUjtJd. Proprietors.  (s one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the Imn.dr-iiarters   or prospectors and miners.  In stock  (louring, lining, mouldings, doors, and sashes,  windows   [initio    to  Kvcry description of joinery, doors and  order.  OFFICE AND, BULLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  ,-' -ft b  M  ��  %0>  BAKER STREET  Having sei-iired tlie inure commodious anil cou-  venient i|iiiirlei's of Ihe above hotel, .Mrs. F. I.':.  Clarke takes this opportunity of tlinnkiinj her  former pnlrons nl, the Clarke Hotel for their  patronage in Ihe past, and for solicitintr a eon-  tinu.'ince of I he s.'iine.  E.  G  Rates $2 per Day  .  Clarke, Proprietor.  C. W. West & Oo. have been  appointed agonts 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.  TEST & CO  Bnker Street, Nelson, British Columbia.  BLEAKS!  XPEftT \\%%  Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all i\inds of repairing  and custom wori\ from outside points  SHOP:    o'or. Baker aqd Hall Sts. flelson. THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C. SATURDAY DECEMBER J.;, 1898.  IT  1W  al\rd- -   112,800,000  -    -    -     6,000,000  LORD  STI.ATirCOXA AND   OUT.   KOYAL, President  Hon. G KO. A. ��� DKUOUMOND  Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON General Manager  asTDBLSonsr beaiq"CH  1ST. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       IlKANCIIKS  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy  and sell Sterling Kxohange niid Cable Transfers-  OKANT COMMUUGIAI.  AND TltAVHIXKKS' OKKBITS,  available in any part, of the world.  ' ,    *  DKAl'TS  ISSUBD    COLLECTIONS MADKJ  ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  .CURRIONT RATI-; OK INTKK10ST PAID  CHANCES   ON   A   LONG   SHOT.  "it's funny how a town becomes too  .small for yon, under some circumstances,  ain't it?" is the way No. 11 of the Harlem  Club of Former Alcoholic Degenerates gob  under way when he was' reminded by the  chief ex-jug at the club's last .fortnightly  ineeting than his number had been drawn.  "Now, New York's a big town, ain't ii? 1  leave it to all of you gentlemen if New  York ain't a big town, hey? But it certainly looked to me then���the time I'm  going to tell you about���as if New York  was no bigger than Peru. Tnd., or R-ibt St.  Louis. 111. You see, after you've been  steadily and properly soakful for three  months or so the town begins to look-  diminished, contracted iu area. Von lig-  tire it that you've got all the routes-  worked, and that all hands are next to  you: that the newsboys on your" boat  have got your case all down pat; that the  bat-keep-) are beginning to freeze upon  you and that they are rapidly losing all  recollection of the not remote times when  you woi'C a'-frock coat and a top hat.  L:nderstand ? .  "When, in short, the jag gets to such a  fru/.zled, outworn stage it waxes reproachful, and you imagine that the whole town  has knocked off both work and play for  the purpose of watching you slouch along  (lie street, unshaven, and. with your  clothes unbrushed and your "shoes only  half tied and a few dents in your hat from  the scrap you hud the night before. I  lack, you will perceive, fellow ex-tanks,  the faculty of clear and continuous portrayal ; I am only an impressionist, ami if  I exhibit sketch iness bear with mo. it's  a hard thing, anyhow, to make it clear  just how small ti towngetsuuderthe.se  circumstances: how it shrivels up when  you begin to feel that your most important job in life is to dodge the cops, even  though they may not have so much as the  first i'ocus on you.  "At any rate, when, in the early winter  of 1SU0, I had accumulated the usual  pocketful of dog's-eared pawntickets and  the game began to get pretty hard, I  knew that New York didn't look any bigger to me than Elizabeth, N. .J., and so  I had to entertain soggy ideas of leaving  the atrophied town to its fate. 1 was 'in  the midst,' as it were, of these reflections  ���wondering just where I'd pull out for  and how I'd get there���when T meets up  with our honored fellow member, No. li).  Nineteen had just begun to work on his  regular early winter still when J met him;  nevertheless he was already broke. And  so we got together. No. .19 didn't think  New York was so almighty small���he  hadn't yet arrived at that stage���and he  said that he thought New York big  enough for him. He was willing, however, to co-operate with me in any plan I  might formulate that would enable me  mercilessly to" abandon New York to a  sorry destiny without we.  "Now I began to wonder who I could  touch up for a pass to some place or other.  It all simmered down to one man���an old  pal of mine who ran a lumber yard up in  Ford ham. I knew (hat, alone and unaided, I couldn't get the pass from him,  for, never having qualified for membership in an organization of this kind, he  was dead sore on the alcoholic degenerate  question. I mentioned this to No. H). Nineteen, with his customary genius, saw a  way out of it. He had only his u.-ual  sedate still on at the time, while I was  soggy and disposed to discourse on Carthaginian history. Nineteen hails a passing'cab���-neither of us had a cent, you  know���and he orders the cabman to drive  us out to the lumber yard iu Korhani. I  didn't see through the proposition, but  when No. 19 told me that it was up to me  to keep still aud look just as depraved,  wanton and helpless as possible, as my  part of the programme.    I closed up.  "When we got to the lumber yard I  just leaned back1 in the cab and looked  soggy, as per agreement with Nineteen,  and he went in to have a talk with my  pal. He told him in that persua-sive, I'm-  ;juse-doing-tJiis-for-an-unfortunate man  sort of way of his that I was a wreck, and  that it was imperatively necessary that I  should lie sent to my people, who Jived  out in Denver: that he ���'wouldn't answer  for the consequence if I wasn't put aboard  a train and sent to my people at Denver;  that, unfortunately, he himself was not  not sufficiently strong in funds to send  me to my folks in Denver; consequently  lie had, out of purely philanthropic  motives, called at (lit; lumber yard to see  what could be done. It was a good story,  and it went. I\Jy old pal came out to the  cab and looked mo over. I knew that, he  was looking me over, but 1 didn't let on.  1 apparently slumbered. He prodded me  but that didn't work. I apparently  slumbered on.  " 'Too bud,' I heard him* say to Nineteen.    'Why, I can remember when  that  the iB_A_:rsra  OF  up  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  ,  old chap' -was--. Well, I guess you're  right about tlie necessity of sending him  to his folks. If something is not done  with him, something will happen to hinj.  I'll ship him out to Denver if you'll see  that he gets aboard the train.' >  "Sure, he would see that J got aboard a  train, said Nineteen, and so it was all  right. My old friend telegraphed town to  a railroad office to have tJie railroad  people give Nineteen a ticket for Denver,  with sleeper berth, upon application,  chargeable to his shipping account, and  lie handed Nineteen $20 lo give to me for  necessary traveling expenses when 1 got  aboard the train. And I apparently  slumbered on until the cab pulled away  from the lumber yard.  "Say, where do you want to go, anyhow ?' Nineteen asked me when we got  under way. .1 told him any old place  would do.  " 'Ilow about Chicago?" he asked me.  "I thought Chicago would be bully \  told hiin.  " 'You see, if you like .Chicago,' lie said,  'we can get a rake-off on the ticket. I've  got a ticket for Denver for you, you  ���know.'  "So we drove down to the railroad office  and got tlie ticket for Denver, Nineteen  mean while having handed me $10 out of  the $20. Having determined upon Chicago as my next place of abode, we took  the ticket down the line to see what could  be done with it. Nineteen was pretty  well up (in the dodges of scalpers, and he  know how to dicker with 'em. So lie was  able to exchange the ticket for Denver for  a straight limited ticket for Chicago and  gob $1-1 in change, which was doing  mighty well. 1 got $10 out of tlie $11  change, besides the ticket to Chicago, and  then Nineteen and 1 started in to make  our adieus to each other. [ don't remember that part of it very well.  "The last J remombet-ed of New York,  after J found myself aboard a train bound  for Chicago was Nineteen punching a cabman somewhere on Sixth avenue, and  then there was a blank. Hut there J was  on a train bound for Chicago all right,  already in the middle of the state of  Pennsylvania, broad daylight, no trunk,  no baggage of any kind, and 70 cents in  silver only. Ac Altooua [ got a pint  through the car window, the boy charging me 20 cents for getting it. for me, aud  by the time- we arrived at Pittsburg wtis  pintless and fiat broke. Something had  to be done, 1 could see that. It was early  in Decemb.il', and the weather was mild,  sunshiny ami balmy, and so I got off at  I'ltt.-.burgh. 1 got $12 on my overcoat,  aud took the next train out for Chicago,  without an overcoat, but with two quarts  aud money. Then 1 got mixed up with  the gaug in the smoking cur, and I was, as  usual, a good thing. I got another quart  at every stop for 'em, and it was one delirious whirl of bliss until the train  reached Chicago, which I don't remember.  The brakie came along and prodded me  and yelled 'Chicago!' at me, and then 1  got oil".  "Ic was about 7 o'clock at night when  the train got into Chicago, and there was  a blizzard in Chicago. It hud been snowing hard in Chicago all day, aud along  toward night it had got too cold to snow.  The temperature was about -i below zero,  and the stars looked frostier than I had  ever seen 'em. So did the huge cops, with  their tough caps [Hilled down over their  ears. I had one drink left in the last bottle, and I absorbed it outside of the'depot.  Then I was good and up against it for  fair. I had never been in Chicago before.  I didn't kuo.w a mau, boy or dog iu the  town. Here I was, broke, without an  overcoat, in a temperature of .4 below  zero, no front to speak of, no jag-feeder���-  nothing.  " 'My boy,' says I to myself, as I buttoned up my.sack coat outside the depot,  'here is where you get vagged aud break  rock on the pile.'  "But I thought I'd take a, walk around,  anyhow. So I dug my hands iuto my  pocket and started to walk. The streets  were jammed, aud all of the men had on  inch-thick ulsters, and all of the women  electric seal sacques. It made me feel  sad and cold, that did. Then I could see  the ducks dropping into the booze factories in pairs and threes���all of 'em dressed  up and with 30 or 1.0 cents each in their  clothes���and it was very hard���honest, it  was. I kept on walking until I reached a  corner where there were a couple of newspaper, offices catty-cornered from each  other. I afterward found out that it was  the corner of Dearborn and Madison  streets. Now in front of one of these  newspaper offices there were a couple of  cabs. The drivers weren't any where near  that I could see, and the flash came to me  all of a Midden.      .  " 'What's the matter with my making  an honest dollar with one of these cabs?"  I t liought.  "So I stepped up to the seat of one of  cabs, wrapped the lap robe 'around my  legs, pulled on the reins, and were off in a  bunch. I confidently expected to hear  .somebody yell after me, but I thought  that would be as good a way to get  pinched as any other. Nobody yelled  after me. It was all right. I had a good  "cab and a good horse, and it was up to  me to use 'em.  "As J say, I didn't know any more  about Chicago than .1 did about Tiiiibuc-  tooo, but I just pulled the horse around  tlie coiner where J saw the biggest crowd.  I was driving along a street that; f afterward found out was Wabash avenue,  several blocks away from where I had  swiped the cab. and keeping clo-e lo the  curb for possible pas-engcrs, when a  couple of warm members, all togged out  in fur coats,  came  out of a  rum  reposi  tory and yelled at me.    1 drew,up alongside-the curb.  " 'Hey, Bill,' said one of. them, 'just  shoot us out to the fight, will you?'  "Of course I--would, said i. I didn't  know any more about any fight than J  did (then) about tJie Hou*-.e of Davit! on  Clark street, but J had to make a bluff.  " 'How many for the pair of us?' asked  the hot tamaie that hud hailed me.  ��� " 'Ten apiece,' said 1.  " 'All right,' they both said at once,  and there I was.in a fair way to win out  by finding $20. After they both hopped  into the caia.-Ji, I made a mumbling excuse to hustle into the saloon.  " 'Hey,' says 1 to the barkeeper, 'where  is this fight coming off tonight?'  '.'The  barkeeper looked  at  me as if he  thought f had been stacking  up too long  against a barrel  house,   but he  told   me.  The fight was to  take  place, he said, in a  barn  away   over   on   the south   side. ' I  didn't   know   anything about  the  barn,  but I wasn't going  to  give  myself away  and excite suspicion.    So I hustled   buck  to the cab, wrapped up again, and started  south.    I know  that' much���which direction tlie south was���and just took chances  on finding the joint  where  the liyhr. was  to take place.    I had  driven about half a  mile along Wabash  avenue when I fell in  witli a piocession   of  cabs  aud   hau.-.oms.  They all  seemed   to  be  going tlie  same-  way, and a lot of the fellows inside of 'em  were bawling and singing.   So I correctly  figured it that all of tlie barouches  were  bound for the fight, as I was aud all I had  to do was to follow them.    My two ducks  had a bottle apiece with them to keepout  the cold, and they were hitting them  up  pretty hard all tJie way out, occasionally  handing one of the bottles out for me  to  swig/which I   don't  need  to  inform   the  honored   members   of   tliis  organization  was a godsend under the prevailing conditions.    When,   after   about   an   hour's  pull in ihe wake of the procession of cabs  and hansoms, I pulled   up outside  of the  barn, which in reality was a hugehoused-  over pavilion, I was a bit nervous about  the other cabbies.    1  feared   they  might  tumble to the rig and get next to me.    So  I was'pretty  well  pleased  when my two  passengers stumbled out of  tlie  rig and  began to gaze at me with a sympathetic  eye.    The one I had   made  the  bargain  with hauded me a $20 tliat  he peeled off  his wad, and then lie said:  " 'Hey. Mike, d'ye want to see tlie  scrap?"  "'Well, T didn't so much want to see  the scrap as I did want to abandon that  cab, but you can gamble that I didn't  waste any time replying that I just ached  to see the fight.  " 'Come rlong, then,'my jagged passenger said, and 1 followed 'em. They had  box seats already bought for themselves,  but the good-natured one that had asked  me if J wanted to take in the tight; bought,  me a $3 seat up iu tlie front row before  the ring. That let me out of tlie cab  scrape, J knew, and so I settled down to  wait for the ring carnival. There were  two or three preliminary bouts between  dubs, and then the two prize middle-  weights oi' the night came on. They  hadn't been fighting half a round before  it was apparent that the taller man of tlie  two was outclassed by about a million  pouuds by the scpiat man as a scientific  scrapper. All the tall chap was good for  was to take punishment, and he could  beat any uiixed-aler at that that I evei  saw. The .squat man danced around and  made a puncliing-bag of the lanky chap  from the start of the ten-round go, and  the gang was shouting all the time, 'Take  liim out !' referring to the outclassed man  with tlie ail vantage iu inches. By the  lime the eighth round came around the  thing was simply a farce. The tall man  was so dopey that he could barely raise  his arms, and he ran around the ring iu a  dazed kind of way.  "Now, aiding a couple of rows behind  me, there was one of these here talky  sports that knew all about how the thing  was going to wind up. The eighth round  was pretty nearly over, the tall fighter  about the worst licked man you ever saw,  when this chiuuy sport jumped up aud  yelled:  ".'Twenty to one he don't last the ninth  round!' '-  "I like to call a ehinner's bluff, aud,  anyhow, I saw a remote, vague chauce of  making a decent winning���a tog-out winning and a .start, overcoat and all. So I  turned around and addressed the sport  with the ja\v.  "'How much of that 20 to 1 have you  got?'I asked him.  " 'Ail you want of it,' he answered  airily. ���".''���'���  ..." 'How about $-100 to  $20 that he don't  last the ninth round?' I asked him.  "'You're on,' said the sport, a bit  weaker than he had talked before, but all  of his pals were taking in in, and so he  couldn't back down. I pulled out my solitary $20, and he dug into his wad, peeling  off four $J00 bills. We deposited the  stakes with a man in tlie seat directly between us.  " "This i.s like getting $20 in a letter,'  said the eliinuy sport. I didn't think I  had a show on earth to win, but I thought  I might as'well take a chance. It was  like.playing a 1000 to 1 shot on a race to  win, but then I've seen things of the sort  go through at that. And with 120 1 could  be an ace and get a. start out in the town  of wind. With only $20 -well, after I got  an $8 ulster there wouldn't; be much to it.  These tilings I thought over as J. sat and  watched 'cm fanning the two pugs for the  nini li round.  "Now, my man looked a heap better-to  me when ho wabbled up to take his medicine in this round. He didn't look like a  winner, but he seemed to have shaken  himself together with the determination  of staying out the ten rounds. Everyone  noticed this-, and tlie talky hot spurt with  whom I had the bet looked a bit nervous  over it, as I. perceived out of ihe tail of  my eye. The two fighters fiddled around  a bit. the squat man getting in a couple  of hard stoma eh jabs on the tall guy -and  then it happened. It happened with  suddenness that hardly anybody could  say jt'.^t how it was done, and everybody  agreed that it was a fluke of the (Inkiest  kind. But the tall man, in eiueiging  from a hot mix-up. shot out his left. up-.  pure111 ly more with the intcut ion of warding off a swipe from the other man than  "or any other  reason.    There   was  steam  in his shooting out to the left, ami, prob-���  ally accidentally, his fist caught the squat  man fairly on the point of ,the jaw, and  lie went down like a clothing store  dummy. The referee was doing the arm  counting on him before anybody realized  what had happened. When the ten seconds were up aud the squat man was slill  prone, with no sign of getting up, the  stakeholder of the $-120 turned' to the  sport with tlie penchant for conversation,  saying:  " ' You lose.'  "Then he handed me the wad of $-120.  "The garrulous sport made the beginning of'a beef about the thing being a  job, but his pals threw it into him about  being a chaw-bacon, and a woold-be  welcher and he subsided; so I didn't have  the least bit of trouble in hanging on to  the $-120. 1 got out of tlie barn with it  and made for a drug store. There I telephoned down to the newspaper office in  front of which I had swiped the cab,-asking the people in the business office if  there had been a wild-eyed cabman insich-  hunting for a rig. They said that such  was the case.  " 'Well, it's out here in front of the  shack where the fight was pulled off tonight..' I told 'em, and then rang off.  "Then I rode into town in a hack and  took a room for tlie night at the Hotel  Richelieu at a $10 throw'. The clerk  looked at me, a hard luck-looking, over-  coatless proposition, when 1 registered,  but 1 paid him for the , room in advance  and that went. TJie next morning I went  down the line and togged out. Then I  hunted up the cabmen, told him I had  grubbed his cab the night before when i  was too fur submerged in the juice of the  grape, and paid him $30 for his anxiety  and loss of a night's work. He was all  right, the cabman, and made no roar. ,So  I had about- $300 to start plugging the  game in ��� Chicago and it was a sober act  for the rest, of m}' stay."  "Which I may state, before adjourning  this meeting," said the Chief Ex-Tank,  raising, "that for a quick win-out. Fourteen is the pacemaker aud the probable  winner up to date."  Yukon Claims to be Auctioned.  Major Walsii has made a statement to  tlie effect that lie has advised the government to sell at public auction in Dawson  all claims aud fractions of claims which  he hud reserved while in the Yukon.  FOTIGI  1  Owners of bona fide mineral chums, the  surface of which belongs to this Company,  who desire to acquire title to such surface,  should make application fur same at once,  as I he Company is now receiving numerous  applications for the purchase of land in flic  vicinity of Hosslund, and along the line of  the Nelson it .Fort Sheppard Railway, and  if. i.s the desire of the Company to give the  owners of bona fide mineral claims the first  privilege of purchasing the surface of such  claim.  jNelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Co.  STEAM  TUG   FOR   SALE   BELOW   COST.  One In;; iil-out Id feet long by 7 foot beam, frame of  tiiitural oak crooks, double framed tuiil DHL together ill  the coast, planked and finished ill Ivaslo with .special (ii  Umbel-. IIst-s one. water lube boiler of -0 II. P., tested u.  ���_'S0 pounds 0. W.'I'., fastened throughout with g-ilvmi  inert iron: two double reoiprocatine; reversible engines;  cuic speeial Miir-.li --team pump; one double Lube metropolitan injector; brass side lights: bra-s--leering wheel,  ete. Fitted and finished throughout and within in Mr-a-  class order  The   Following Machinery at a Bargain  One steel upright boiler with fittings complelo. 1-j H.  P.. bm, little used: one doubt"reciprocatine; square pi-toi.  stalioimry engine. 7-10 IT. P., trimmings complete; ll.i  wheel, 22 by .11, revolutions:!!' x.'it", but little used: m'i-  tiouul, Ciin'lje'brokon into light we ghts for packing: twe  drug saws complete, two saws cacti: one heavy -Lri.jii-.i-  iililf! wood splitter; one lot of shafting, hearings, wood-  split pulleys, belting, cle.    For particulary apply to  HAMILTON BYERS,  Kaslo,  Saqdon,,  Nelson,   B.   C.  CORPORATION OF  THE CiTY OF NELSON.  NOTICE  ' Notice is hereby gi\ en lhat I have prepared the list of  voters in the municipality of the City of. Nelson for the  year 1S'.I9. and any person claiming to have his or her  hiiiiio added to the said list as assessed owner of lands or  of improvements, or the assessed occupier of lands .situate within tin; muni'-ipalil.y, or as the holder uf a trade-  1 Icons" in i he municipality, the annual fee for which is  not less than l.''ive dollars, is n-quircrt to make application for his or her name to be added to the said list of  voters not later than MONDAY. THF. NINKTIOF.NTIl  DAY OF D10C10MK10I'. instant, on which day the said  list will bo corrected -nut revised, and corfill-d as correct, by the mayor, unil'-r the provisions nf section 1) of  tlie "Municipal" Klectioas Act."   Jiy order.  .1. IC. STUACIIAN. Citv Clerk.  Nelson. B. C. December III., ISHS.  CORPORATION  THE  OF  CITY OF NELSON  IMPORTANT   NOTICE.  .Section .S of Ihe Water Works By-law No. 10 of the  City of Ncl.-un provide-- fertile infliction of a penalty ol  si")! I ill upon persons allowing wa.-to of water from their  service: and ^-i-ei ion I-J of I lie same by-law provides that  " all persons Inking ��.iter .-hall keep their service pip  and all ll.viun-s con neon'it therewith well protected from  frost under e penalty not exceeding s'lnn.  The wn.-te c'.iii.-ed liy water liuiug allowed lo run all  night, to prc\ i nt pipes freezing cannot lie allowed, and  any per.-on found allowing water from his service to  eoiit ioiioiisly inn will be prosecuted .iindi-r the By-law  niiil tin* service will lie at once cut nil'.    By order.  Tlln..\i sir-: M.  W'AIM).  U aler Coiniiiis-ioner.  Nelson, li. ('.. December huh. l.-!li'.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  'the partnership heretofore1 existing between Ihe  iilideiv-i'gned at the City of Nel-on. in Ihe province nl  lirii i-h Coiiimliia. as boa! builder.-, under the Ib-in ii.uii.  and style nf " 111 Hot t l'v: Hale." i~ hereby rtis-olved a- from  the day of the date herei.it by mn Ilia I consent.  A.ll Mionej s owing lo the said parlii"r-hip arc to he  paid to (leorge U . Hale, who a>S!iincs and will pay all  liabilities of'the said linn.  Witness: ' II. n. ELLIOTT.  A. M. Johnson. Solicitor. (;KO. W. HA 1,10.  Nelson, Hnli.-h Columbia.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this Isih day of November. 1S!i.s  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  To ami from lOmnpeaii point ~ via Canadian and A mefj.  csi'n lines. Apply for -ailing da.tej, rate-. tiikct��, anil  full informal ion'iu -inv < "auudin n I 'ncilie mil wa) agent or  I'lOn   S.   HKIOi:, C.   I'.   II.  Agent,   Nelson.  WILLIAM STITT. Ucncral S.  ,S. Agent. Winnipeg.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given the imdei'.-igued intends to  apply before Ihe government agent at Nelson for a  license for a hotel al No. !l Siding, (.'row's Nest Fats  Itailway (J. .1. OAMPHKLL.  December flit 11. ISO-  MPE.R1AL . BANK   OF  CANADA  Rest, $1,200,000  Capital Paid-up, $2,000,000  DIRECTORS:  H.  S.   HOWLAND,  President,       '     , T.   R.   MERRITT, Vice-President, St. Catharines,  HUGH   IIYa.V,  WIl.LfAM   HAM3AY,  BOBKCT  .IAFFBAY.  T., St'THKKI.ANl)   STAYNEI;.  KI.IA.S itooions,  HEAD   Onr^ICID,   TOEOKTTO.  D. R.  WILKIE, General Manager.  E. HAY,   Inspector!'  KSSIOX  KKIKIUS  GALT  1NGI0RSOLL  BRANCHES  IN   ONTARIO:  NIAGARA   FALLS TORONTO, ?| Wellington St. 10.  POP.T (.'(.LBOIiNIO - d0 for. Yonge ami Queen  do Cor.  Yongc mid Bloor  HAT POItTAGH  I       .^Ab'LT.STIO.  MAitIL  Branches in Quebec, Manitoba, North-West Territories and British Columbia  ST.  CATHARINES  ST.  THOMAS  WIOLLAND  WOODSTOCK  WINNIPEG, Man.  CALGARY. Al.iiKl'.TA  MONTREAL, Qi-i-m-<-  PORTAGE I,A   PRAIRIE, M.\.v.  PRINCE   ALBERT, S.ISIC.  VANC'OaVI0ltt'B. C.  NELSON,  li. C.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  BRANDON, MAN  EDMONTON. Aimta.  .SOUTH  EDMONTON, A i.iita.  NELSON"    BEANCH  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTM ENT-Dcposits of *?|  mill upward-: received and interest allowed.  LETTERS OF CPJOI'IT h-Mied on Alin-ka 'commercial Company payable at St. Michaels, Alaska and  Rawi-on City.  DRAFTS SOLD, available al all point- in Canada,  t'nilcd Suites and Europe.  AGENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN- Lloyd'.s Bank, Ltd.  72 Lombard Kt.,1 ondoii, with wh<>:n monev innv lie  dcpo.sited for transfer by letter or cable to imV of.  1    the above branchr*. i  -MONEY ORDERS issued payable at anv Bank in  Canada. Rates--t'inlei. .<(((. j*,.: .-MO in $'Jii. lOc: *2C)  lo ;���:��). 12c; S��Uo *?.Vl. lie.  J.   M.   LAY,   Manager,  Just received a consignment  of Harris home made tweed's  from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  The supply is limited, so call  early and examine this stock  BAKER, STREET  NELSON  /^^P-fii^a/f-'..  ��� &/    M  FiTi I efei H5--  rag  ND BRITISH COLUMBIA GO  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/   T.iC,   q^m      xd    r\  S. S FOWLER, E.M.,  Mining Engineer 1   IN C.l_OlsJ IN ,    D. O.  Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tlie only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson arid Rossland, ar\d  Spokane an,d Rosslan,d.  Leave  ii:-2d u. in   IlMUii. in ...  S::ili u. m   DAILY    TRAINS.  Arrive  ....SKL.SON '. .���">:���''"��� l>.m.  .. RO.S-sIjA Nl�� l-2.ii! p. in.  .. .S1JU KAN E 8:lil p. m.  The train LliaL loaves NeUon al li:'J(i n. in.. inal-Cs close  eoiiiieetiunsaL i-jpokane uilh [rain.-. I'erall 1'aeitie <,'o,i.-i  |)uinls. ,  Rassen^er.*- for 1-CelLle River and Boundary Creek con  ncct, at ItarciiH with hUi^e ilaily.  (J. Ci. DIXON, tl,  I*. c>c T. A.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  HI.UK   HKI,I. .MINHItAI. CI.AIM,   SITUATK   IN   TIM-:    XH1-SOX  .Mi.vixn nivisoix or kootkxay   dis'ii-ict, axlj   i.ii-  OATKD  HKTWKKX   l-OUCri'INK AM)  IIKAIl dilil'li'S.  Take notice Unit I. J. A. Kirk, acting as nLjeiit for  foliii llean. free miner'.-, certilleate No. 1672.\, adininis-  . r.uor fur tlie estalo of the lute. Silas E. �� olluisworlli,  free miner's eerlitieate No. :m,07Sa, intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder lor  ,i certificate "f improvements, for I he pnrjiose of oblain  inf? a crown i?ranl. of the above clniin.  And further take notice that action, under section:!;,  niiist he eommeneu'l before the issuance of sik;Ii_ evruli-  eaie of improvi'inenls. ,1. A. KIRK.  Hated this lith day of November, ISMS. |.\ov. -.'litlil  Motiee of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  III.Aflf DIAMOND .MINI-'KAI. (JI.A1M. SITl'ATI-: IX Till". XKI.-  SO.V MININd DIVISION OT KOOTENAV DISTKR:'!'. AM)  I.0UATKD  NKAl: Till:  DrNDKK MINK.  Take milieu thai, I, .1. A. Kirk, acliiiK as iiitenl, for  lolm Dean, free miner's eeruficale No. 137*2a.- and .lolin  .1. .McAndrews, free .minor's, certificate No. 13.<r2(i.v,  irtend sixty days from tlie date hereof, to apply  ro the mining recorder for a certilicate of iinurovemciits,  for the imrpo.se of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. .  And further take "notice that action, under .section ,i/,  miist, be commenced before the issuance of sueb_ eerlill-  car.eof improvements. 'J. A   KIRK.  Dated this I0t.li day of November. 18'JS. [Nov. sHith]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of,  Improvements. ,  Iif.UK EVF.D' NKI.I.IK MIXKIt.M. CLAIM.' SITCA;-'!: IN TIIK  NELSON MIXING DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKXAV DISTItlCT, AXD LOCATED ON I'OIiCL-I'INK CI'EEK. AHOI.-T  TWO MILKS KliO.M TIIK NELSON AND KOI'T SHUI-rAHD  IIAILWAV. NOItTII OK AND NKAK TIIK .1UHILKK MI.V-  EIIAL CLAIM.  Take notice thai. I. A. S. Farwull, acting as agent for  ihe Blue Eyed Nellie Mining Company, Limited Eiabil-  ily.' free infiicr's certilicate No. L';'>li:i\. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply lo the mining recorder for  ��� i certilii-ate or improvement--, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice (lint-net ion, under suction 117. mil-t be commenced  before I he issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  A. .-'.  1-AR.W'KI.L.  Mated this I ll.li day of Ocl.oln.-r. ISUS.    .      |Nov. .">th. !>S|  '4 @ 9  Between Duluth and Buki-'alo  via the magnificent passenger  steamships "North West"  and "North  Land."  Touching en route: "Tin*:  Soo," Mackinac Island, Dk-  troit,  and Clkvel-and.  Connecting at Buffalo for New  York and Boston. Also at  lake ports for all points East  and South.  Twii flnily Grout XurLlieni ti-iins (ivi.-slorii  l!-iil\v*iy of" Minnr\sot.ii), from St. 1'siul -inc.  Minneapolis connect with steamers at Duliilh.  iJiii'oro di-culinj.' on your ionto to tlti-' l-.;>st  call on agents of Oreat "Northern "Railway,  or  write.  F.  I. WHITNEY, G.P. Ak T.A., St. Paul  (Ifandsomely Illustrative descriptive mutter  sent on request.)    ,  pAAAPIAN->AGIFIG.- RAILWAY.  AND. SOO  LINE  Fast and   Short   Route  to and   From  Kootenay Country.  Kirsf-elass and Toiiri-t Sleepers Operated from.  I'ACIKK   'I'U ATLANTIC.  'rickets issued tliroiiKli and l..'i)_';;.'.|,'o  cheeked to destination.  CON NECTIONS  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   ol  Improvements.  l!l'-.l:I.IX I. liL'/il (L I. I'.I'KLKA  I. ���!'-'���'>���"> <>. I. <>��� "��� ���   ���-.   KICVITIDN  i.'!���;.">I li. l. iiihtannia i,:i.'.'.:ii.. I, <-u vnij l. ixihu. I. mac  ril.UTION   I.  "f-illi  (i. I,  MINI'l-AI.  I I.AI.MS.  sitcati: IN  Till*   NI-.l.sON.  MINIM!   MVISION   III'   Wl ST   Kill.i-n.N.n  'HISTHK-r. AND l.'lCA'l'Kli O.V, TOAI.>  Jlor.VTAIN.  AlUOI.V-  I.VIi Till-: MALL MINIS.  Take notice Unit I..I0I1I1 I lirsi-h, as a^-cnt  for the Hall  Mines Company,   Limited,   five  miner's  certilicate  No.  l'.VjI \, intend, -iMv il.\\-   from   the date hereof. !<> apply  to I he mining ivcoi i\> r fur a cert ill. 11 !e of iiiii-rovcliieiii.-.  fur the ���mr-MiM'of no!;iiid!i.n n ci'Di* n HTaiit   of ilieahove  ������l.iinis.    And I'ti ��� I In'!' hike notice   tl,ui   net ion. under see-  lion ::7. niu-t lie I'liiniiieiicil In.fore the  issuance of sueh  ecrlillenle of improvements.  .IOIIN    llll.'SCH.  Hated tliis-Mb day of No- i-inhcr. !**!).S. |Iicc ln|  Notice of Application {or Transfer of Liquor License.  Notice is hereby tfiven that the iinder-i��ned. Mary  Alallclte. will upply 10 Ihe hoard of li'vn-in^ eommis-  -ioners of the City of Xelson at 'their next, sitting foi- the  1 rniis-fcr of licen-e to sell liquor by retail, at present held  by her, lo Abraham .V. .I11I111-011, mid the undersigned  Abraham N. .lohn-(.*i will apply to I he said hoard a'., their  next setting for the t rnn.-ter of the license now held by  Ihe said .Miry .\l.ilh-: f- from the premi-es known a.s the  Kool.i-nav hold, on Vernon street, to ihe liuihlinK on  premiscs'eiml.'iincil iu I he east J of lot !l block I. on linker  stnet in the said city.  iSi-nedl    MAL'Y  a I A LI.KT I 10.  A.  M. .IHIIN.HON.  luted al Nelson, I!. < '.. nclol'C-r lith. INi--'.  Notice of Applicatian for Liquor Liccnss.  Notice i-��� herein- -.-iveu I hat I he iii:ilei-ie;n"d will apply  In the board of lieen-uit; eoiiimis-ioner.- of the city of  Nel-on at their next --ill in;; for a license to sell li-piiii-ul  retail at her lintel. Uno.-. n as ihe Ko,,teiiay hotel, situate  on the \vi;-| J of lot 0, and tin- ea-i  ' of hit  I. ill bloc k I, on  Vernon street, in the City of Ncl-un.    (Signed)    .MAUY  MALt.M I I'...  Pntrd at Nelson, II. (',. October lith, 1-tW.  I Call retiieillUei    ^V IIUII   tlltll.      111 uil umiin,   uiuac   i/u u   in.   n   1. mu   icpo->i        101. 1111/ iH'ii'a    1 l-ci.-i/ii.     a in- > l.    >> ci j   . i .^.... in. ������ .    t  Rossland and   Main,  Line  Foints.  Lc;i\i-                                    IlAII.V Arrive.  11:10 p. in.  NKLh-ON \��*�� ]��������������  Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake   Poir,ts' and  Sar.coq  leave                     llailv   lOxeepl   Sunday Arrive.  ���i-ikih. m '.. NIOLf-ON -....���.':���.'(�� p. in.  Kootenay Lake--K,aslo  Route-Steart-er Kokanee.  l.envc.                    Hfiilv   Kxcepl   Sunday Arrive.  I:i,ii| p. in '....NKI.SO.N 11:00 a. 111.  l^ootei-ay  Rjvcr Route-Steamer Nelsoq.  I.eav!-                           Mini.. \Ved.. Fri.. Arrive  ;:iHia. 111  NIOLSO.N 0::i0 p. 111.  -.Sane-Conner: ion al I'ilot Hay with stoatner Kokatire  in both ilireclioii-. . ...  --��� earner- on heir tc-p'C'ivc routes c-iill at principal  landinits in liot li direct inns, and at other points when  siirnalled. '     '       ,  A-.-eitain 1!: 111 - - ami full inionnat 1011 by addrcssii-,',-  iie.ip -t local a'_-'-m or  C. S. BEER, City TicKot Agt.,   |   m        B   c_  J. HAMILTON, A,gcnt / '  \V. !���'. AN'lii:its"N-. Traveliu-.,- Passenger Agent. Nelson.  10. .1. t'ni Li:. Dis't I'ns-.eiiKcr Al-'CIiI. N'ancouver.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  S-1--l|*I|-!: TWO .MINI-IIAI. f'l.WM. -1TI-ATK  IN  TIIK   Nl:L--<'N  minim; iuvisuin or wisr kc>oti:nav i-iisTincr. ani>  l��i;-\*l'l'|i npt-o-ITi: KOItTV-.NINI-: .Mll.t: CI'I'.I-K. TWi.l  !-,��� v 11 vie' Mil.is lits'l-.VNT l-UOM KOdl-KNAV ANt>  <cil.l--.iniA    l-MIAVAV.   lli|:MI:ltLY   TIIK   .I.KHSKV   I.II.V  cl'.ill'NIi. ,,   , ,r  Take m.li'-e lhat   f. Ceor.-e I:   O. (1 Dnse.'il. for  mj self  and iis,-n.-eiii for l-di id  C  Traves. free nmier - eeitili-  e.'.ti' No 'liial.v. ami II. nivi' If. II. *-.\ lii"iitl.s. live inn.crs  c'-c-rtilic-ate No. -.'ITO-x. free ti.-iuei's ecrl ilicnl e No -.'T.-rlA.  intend sixtv Hnv> I'roin the da-e hcreol. to apply  to Hie ii'ini'i'i,' p-.-'oi.leifora certilicate of imp- ovemeuts,  f a- tin-   'Uiposu of 1 ilil iiiii ink' a crov.n  icrunt  ol the above  ' And furl her take notice ihat action, under seclion  'i7 inii-t be couimeiiccil before the issuance ot such  cert,llca,.o of improvements^^ ^ ^ ^ (J,)KIHC0L1..  n.'iled this '.Mill day nf November. 1SVS. INov. -.'litlil  ��� _ r, -J- ������ rMK    :,-J      ���"l     ���    ''ill    .11.--. ���  _ -t j.   r       - 1  -,-y .,j . .4>",, ^j,.  .-.-:'i:$><  ��  >1 i^\.-v��*< f> ��� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON   II C.   SATURDAY,  DECEMBER   n, I SOS.  I'hosc   who   desire   lo   keep   warm   durinq*   (lie   winter   nights   should   remember  that   we   will   offer, great    bargains   this   week   in   woolen   blankets.      You   c;  have  vour   choice   from   the   best   Saxonv,and   Canadian   makes.'  in  Our offer of 25 per, cent off  ' Ladies' Jackets   and   Fur   Mantles   still   holds  good,  season's   styles   as   we   desire   to  clear   the   stock   off.  The  discount   is   on  the  z. ^ j 'jgjMacue  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 stive with our stock of  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.  A small shipment of ore ft-oui the Fisher  Maiden property in the Slociin was received at tlie Hall Mines smelter this  week.  The ladies' aid society of tlie Presbyterian church will commence its .--ale of work  on Wednesday afternoon. In (.lie ovuning  the ladies will serve tea and coffee.  Dr. Charles A. Tunslall. .son of the gold  comrniss-imier at .Kainlonp-i and brother  of George Tmisrall, was married at  Barkerville recently to Mi-;-- Alice Jlnwron,  daiic:liter of gold1 cutiinii*-sioner Huwrnii,  of Barkerville.  The merchants of Moyie City say lhat  the Canadian Pacific Hail way Company  has grown tired of' itd efforts to induce  them to leave Moyie for the railway company's townsite two-miles so nth of the  town.  Engineer Fellows, of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, is making a report upon the Crow's Nest road from  Gran brook to Kuskonook. Provided his  report i.s satisfactory, the Crow's Nest  Pass line from Cranbrook to Kootenay  Landing will be opened for passenger  traffic. Trains will run each way every  other day.  On Saturday che first car of coke was  shipped from the Fernie coke ovens to  the Trail smelter, and it is now expected  that the smelter will hereafter be supplied entirely from the Fernie mines.  .Fifty ovens are complete, and tlie capacity of each oven is one and a half tons  daily.  A Winnipeg despatch says that a letter  containing a marked cheque for $1,000 on  the Bank of Montreal has disappeared between Winnipeg and this city. The letter was mailed by.lohn A. Turner", secretary of the board of trade, to his brother,  P. B. C. Turner, anisic dealer, Winnipeg.  On aud after Januaiy 1st the new customs regulations changiug the forms of  oaths and declarations of imuorters will  go into effect. After that date importers  will be required to declare that each invoice represents the actual trans-action  and that the value shown on entry, not  invoice, exhibits the fair market value of  the goods sold for home consumption in  the country of export.  In connection with the Christinas holidays the C. P. R. will issue round tickets  at single fare between points in Kootenay --outh of Naku.--p. going December  20th to 2(it.h inclusive, returning until  January -kli, I.S'W.  The ladies' aid society of the First  Baptist church will give a reception in  honor of their new pastor���Rev. C. W.  Rose- on Monday evening.  There will be no excuse tin*- .--cason for  sending away for any Christina*- pre*-<jnt.  The merchants of Nelson have laid in  stocks which compare favorably with  i hose of any city in the province, and  their prices are level, when transportation charges ai e added.  A Swede iinnied Fmil .Kug.-tioiu-diud on  tho    tote   read   a    short    distance    from  imS  northeast corner of Baker  Size 50 by 120 feet   Thi  the lot recently purchase!  by the Bank of Montreal at $800 a front foot  Apply.to Ward Bros., Real Estate brokers, Nelson.  Will buy the lot on th  and Josephine Streets,  lot is one block east of  o  he has grow in value. Bray was one of  the fir--.t to recognize the commercial  value nf the coal deposits of the CrowV  Nest. Ned's stock i.s now qnoted at $^2  per "-hare, and when he conies to Nel.ion  again he. will probably travel with Robert  Jaffray or sir William Van Morne.  Great Sliowinfl- Made by L. & B. O. G.  A cable received in the city this week  announces that the London Ac British  Columbia Goldfields has declared a cash  dividend of 20 per cent., and also divided  20,000 shares in the Vmir Mines Company,  the par value of which are ���&!. As the  London Ac B. C. Goldfields is capitalized  for but =��200,000, one-half of which has  been called up, a dividend of $100,000 in  ca-sh and $100,000 in Ymir stock is something handsome for the shareholders. If  is doubtful if there is a more carefully  managed mining company in this province than the London Ac B. C. In something like two years' operations it lias,  with a comparatively small capital, secured some of the most valuable properties in West ivootenay. Jt has paid its  shareholders about ~>0 per cent, in cash  dividend*-, and holds as assets the controlling interest in the Ymir and White-'  water, as well as several other properties  in the course of development. .1. Roderick Robertson is the company's manager  in this province.  Uncle*' Paid Cleric in Trouble,  tveneth A. Finlayson, clerk in the Dominion Government Savings Bank at Victoria, was arrested on Wednesday oo. a  charge of stealing $1150. The young man  came up for preliminary hearing in t he  city police court a few hours later, the  case being adjourned. The information  is sworn to by Joseph Hugh McLaughlin,  the manager of the savings bank, and t he  action is taken as the result of the vi-.it  from Ottawa of inspector Fraser. Finlayson has been .in the employ of the department for several years, is of a good family  and popular about town. He wa.-> the  principal support, of his mother and several brothers. His salary was only ��*M  per month, though he had repeatedly  asked for an advance.  tirade ore. He says that there are close  upon 81,000,000 worth of ore in sight on  r.he property. There are several hundred  feet of drifts which throughout their enure extent --how one ledge which rangrs  all the way from six inehe-*- i.o three feet  in thickness, and which will average $l(w  to the ton in silver and gold, and this- exclusive of the new strike which, up to the  present, very little is known about.  The Lillooet Case Will be Tried.  Justice Martin on Wednesday dismissed  'he preliminary objections on the part of  Mr. Prentice, to the petition filed against  his return as member for fJast Lillooet.  Tlie case will therefore proceed to trial.  Killed in a Slide near Burton City.  Andy Malcome and Alex McDonald, two  Rossland men, were caught in a snow-  slide at tlie Silver Queen mine, on Arrow  lake, about 10 miles above Burton City.  The bodies of the two unfortunate men  were recovered.  Government is After Railway Contractors  J. -L). Murray, provincial timber inspector, is in Greenwood. He will investigate  charges against certain sub-railway contractors who are accused of cutting timber on mineral claims in that section.  Kellie as a Stump Speaker.  Among the other changes which the defeat of the Turner government has  brought about is the opportunity ic has  afforded for J. M. Kellie, M. P. P., to turn  himself loose in an Island constituency  and tell the inhabitants what he thinks of  the member's of the late cabinet. This  week he bumped up against Messrs.  Eberts and MePhillips in Alberni, whom >  he accused of being representatives of the  Dunsmuir interest. They demanded an  apology, but Kellie replied that he did  not carry apologies around witli him, and  that what he said about them would have  to go.  Mayor Ovens Re-elected in New Westminster  At New Westminster on Monday mayor  Ovens was re-elected over W. If. Keary.  The vote stood Ovens 2'.)~> and Keary 21S.  A new set of aldermen were elected, alderman Sinclair being the only old hand returned. Tin; late lire.is "-aid to have been  responsible for the defeat of most nf ihe  ���!i  to fit your feet at  O'L-'urv'  road on Thin-.-  cam 11 on  ;;i;t.v.  t Iw 'itobs-on-Pentictoii  Fug--!mm complained  (if * ���eii'H' ill, find be tot e lie coulii make ! he  eaioji or a-sistnnee could be got to him lie  died. The .cnri-ner has decided that an  inquest, wa*- not- neces-ary.  "Artliiir.tiray was sentenced to a month's  imprisonment by inagiiti a te Crease yes-'  ' tcrday for stealing i wo bel (1c; of -inner  from i lie in* che-r in the dining room of  the IjakeviewJioteJ.  " I. )iel. " Fi ���>���'.' Ihe pioneer of Kootenay  lake, died at Rafhdrum.ldaho, on Thursday of la-i week. "'Dick" Fry- was tra.p-  ping -I'nl- t railinir with the Kootenai Indian-- bel'iei';n>y of the |owns in Northern  J'l'ili i ci-Soti'lici p. British Columbia were  started.  's't-il   Mr::-,   who  packed   Ihe   first-   mail  i*i-o Ntl.-oii   from   Bonner's  l-'err.N-, is now i  iloiio'ci'ed   in    Fi'i-i    Sleek',    where  lie  is i  \v,-it'-bing .-oine coal mining shares which j  rtight re-election. .The  of the council are: Messrs'. \V.  Giiley, John Peek. .1. G. Sml!, It. L.  licid, .1. C. Brown, M. Sinclair and K. C.  McDonald.  old .members wh  i.-iembcr-  R   --���!!.  -^fs��3^  to suit your pocket  May be a Three-Cornered Flyht.  Colin B. Sword was: given the nomination in Cowicha-u, on Tuesday evening.' lie  has t he support, of the gov eminent organization in Cowiehan, and is endorsed by  premier Semlin. Ilei will make I he race  whether Dr. Lewis Hall run-, or not. At  the convention at which Sword was noi-limited no mention was made of Candida te  Hall's name, but it is thought (hat he can  be drawn off.  Says It is the Richest Mine in Kootenay.  D. (.. McNeill, t he manager of the Silver  Cup mine, says that Ihe Lardeau property  will rival the Peco in the Slocan iu the  production of rich ere. McNeill recently  struck  a  three  foot  body  of very  high  % " P  OfifiV     ft%H  obO-i Aril  LliliSl^i  tifaulL  40^4  t--j    to &    E.a3-n3ffl  -&W^ ^pr   x-lf-2-sO-, ^  OtD-AJL  COAL  COAL  Coal heaters suitable for home, office op hotel use.  new  g s  to burn either eoal   op   wood.  Also a' complete stoek of fancy .heaters for wood only.  "We  carry the best.  , ��� Come, in and examine our g'oods and get our prices.  ��� We handle Anthracite coal.  ^JSS%k ^^    ^f?  NELSON,  B. C.  KASLO,  B. C.  SANDON,  B. C.  .......r-'f3  /-,.,_..tif.  K-s'tf'-fl.'rj  - K V ������ v\l-  '-  ^--v-1  - ���  ---^U  Nothing will better please your best girl  Fir a  Christ.mas  present .than  a  bu.v  of good  mh  We have  flic  best die  world  produces.  F. Teetzel & Co., Druggists.  <y    ^H'H   >_  AND  nns:TEjT?t_ii]  "was   .A-  tz:m::e]  \\'Ih;ii '.Ik- lingers .vere used for cmiveying food lo i.he lnotitli, but 'at present, ic i.s scarcely  considered good l'orin. Now that the season of lioiiie enlerlaimnent. Iiks fairlv set in. it  will   be   nece-s-iiiry  lo  have an  extra sunply of  CTJTLBEY"  This deparlment. of uur hardware business is fully ei|iiinpcd and we are showing a very handsome  line of Carving Sets. Steels. Ivory. Celluloid and Done handled Tabic Knives'and Forlo:.  Silver   Plated   Knives,   forks  and   Spoons.   Klc.  Is something* new, stylish, and striet-  to  date  for fall  wear.   Every  No. 18 ai-cl 20 Baker Street, Nelson.  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoletmjs-  AliKlillKKX J1LOOK. IJAk'Klt STJtKKT.  kJlilOjikUl D  ST)  ft  Postoflice Cigar Store  After January First the premises at  present occupied by S. J. Mighton v/ill  be required for postal facilities. In  addition to this Mr. Mighton has decided to go out of the retail business.  These conditions explain the great  Sacrifice  Of Cigars,: Tobaccos, Pipes,  Pouches, Cigar Holders, Etc.  now going on at the Post-  office Cigar Store. For the  next two weeks you can get  Goods at Your Own  Price.  THERE WILL  BE AN.  ECONOMY  THIS WINTER  IN THE  USE  OF  GOAL  AS FUEL  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  COIMPANYB  NEW STORE  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO., Baker Street,1 Nelson  1 \w  p i w  r ���  ' ���  , ;   JL

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