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The Tribune Feb 19, 1898

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 Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  ,   ,        Dividend  Paying Mines*.  -.SIXTH   YEAR.-NO. 12.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY   n��, 189S.  KOOTENAY���  Has  Three  Smelters   in   Su.rcpssful   Operation,  and  Enough   Ore   in  ��igt.t   10   Roi  Several  IV! ore.  TWO   D   LLAI.S   A   VL\!-;;  COLDBLOODED   MURDER.  Dennis Conners Shot by Jack Sullivan at Kuskonook on Sunday.  The new town of Kuskonook was the  scene of a most cold-blooded murder on  Sunday night last, when Dennis Conners  was shot and almost instantly killed by  .'Jack Sullivan, alias Doyle, there being no  apparent cause for the tragedy. Both  men were known in Nelson, Conners having worked in the California last .summer.  The shooting took place at lirickson's hotel, about 12 o'clock, in tlie presence ot  several witnesses. After the shooting  Sullivan coolly walked out of'the back  door and madehis escape, no otie raising  a hand to detain him. An alarm was  then raised and the town searched, but  ��� without success. On Monday the body of  the victim was placed aboard tho steamer  Nelson and brought, here, and laid out in  the government building.  Tuesday morning coroner Arthur empanelled' a jury and held an inquest on  the body. The evidence showed that  Conners was a carpenter, and had been,  employed upon the Crow's Nest railway  construction at Brewster's camp, some  miles east of Kuskonook. Sunday afternoon, he, with a party ot friends, walked  into tlie town a.nd visited the different  saloons. In one of the places they met  Sullivan, who had a little liquor in him,  and tried to force his presence'on tlie party. Conners resented this and Sullivan  apologized, but with bad grace. The latter brooded over the assumed affront he  had received, and about 12 o'clock in the  evening went into Erickson's hotel, where  Conners was then sitting. Sullivan was  armed wiLh a revolver, and called upon  Conners to "dig up" and treat, which  was refused. The former, with an oath,  threatened to fire unless his request was  complied with. Conners paid but little  heed to this, evidently thinking it more  of a jest, and told Sullivan to " fire away.*'  Without more ado. the latter pulled his  gun and shot Conners through the heart,  he dying almost instantly. Tlie victim  was sitting down at the time, with a.  smile on his face, which remained after  his eyes had closed in their last long sleep.  Erickson, T. Smith, an old acquaintance  of Sullivan's, and W. Kyle were witnesses  of the deed.  Coroner Arthur then adjourned the inquest until a post mortem examination  had been made, as a result of which a verdict of "death by a bullet ��� wound-  through the h��art" was brought in. (iov-  ernment Agent 0. G. Dennis went down  to Kuskonook on Tuesday to take charge  of the situation. He at once swore in a  number of special .officers, to guard till  points of escape and to search the neighboring woods. He also issued a reward of  $250, to be paid for,the arrest and conviction of Sullivan, whose description was  given. The latter had arrived iu Kuskonook Saturday from Nelson.  Sullivan's lease of liberty was, however,  of short duration, as he was arrested, next  day at Goat River, 80 miles away.-as'he  was. making his way to Port Hill, in  Idaho, which he would have reached in  another eight miles. At Goat River are  stationed two north-west mounted police-  :'men, Aspdin and Livingstone, the former  iii charge. The latter was returning from  Moyie City on Tuesday morning, and  heard of the murder. On arriving at  Goat River he informed his comrade, and  the two kept a strict outlook. Later in  the day they noticed a man coming along  the trail with a pack on his back, and ar-.  rested him. A German near by recognized the prisoner as Sullivan, and he was  held awaiting advices from Ivuskonook.  No weapon was found on him, nor did he  offer any resistance. In the meantime  the specials of commissioner Dennis were  scouring the woods round Kuskonook for  the murderer. On Wednesday special  officer Miller arrived at Goat River and  further identified the prisoner, who was  theu escorted to Kuskonook by Livingstone. He was brought to Nelson on  Thursday by the Nelson and lodged in  jail. ,  Yesterday morning Sullivan's preliminary trial took place before, gold, commissioner Dennis, A. M. Johnson acting as  prosecuting attorney. The courtroom  was crowded, but the prisoner evinced no  feeling when he was brought in, guarded  by four officers. .L.R.Forbes, provincial  constable at Kuskonook, was the first witness, and testified to the death of Conners  at the Alexander House, owned by G.  Erickson, the victim dying in witness'  arms about half an hour after being shot.  Dr. Hawkey testified to holding a post  mortem examination lately, but the crown  failed to ask on whom. His evidence  went to show that the body he examined  had a bullet wound in left breast; that  the bullet had descended between fourth  and fifth ribs, through the heart and into  the abdomen. On being shown a." bullet,  marked exhibit A, and the only one iu  the ciown's possession, he identified it as  the same as that taken from the body.  \V. Kyle and G. Erickson were both present in the hotel when the shooting occurred, and stated fully what took place.  E. Clair, who was under the influence of  liquor, detailed how the prisoner had attempted to rob him of some money earlier  in the day at the Butte hotel.; and afterwards what happened at tlie Alexander  House. The prisoner, when asked if he  had any questions to ask, coolly replied  that he "guessed not, as things had been  explained just about right." This concluded the case for the crown, and.the  court then adjourned till Saturday morning to allow the stenographer's notes to  be transcribed find read to the prisoner.  No evidence was asked by the crown  from T. Smith, who was a chum of Sullivan's and who was present at the Alex  ander house.    Nothing was gleaned as to  what took place in the back room of the  hotel where Conner'- was removed after  the shooting, or whether he was unconscious or not, or if he spoke at all. No  attempt was made to trace the prisoner's  steps after the shooting until he was arrested. Policeman Livingstone was not  asked to testify, and no heed was given as  to whether the revolver was found or nor,  what calibre it was, or whether the prisoner offered any resistance when apprehended, or what was found on him when  searched. Attention was paid solely to  the fact of the shooting in the barroom of  the Alexander house. The prisoner conducted himself in the most cool manner  possible throughout the proceedings, and  was the least excited of all. The reward  of $250 was divided between the northwest mounted police, Aspdin and Livingstone.  Court re-assembled this indviiiug at the  appointed time, and the room was again  crowded. The official stenographer read  hi'- transcribed notes to the prisoner, who  was then asked if he had anything to say  and warned to be guarded in his statements. Sullivan stated that he and deceased had had a few words together, and  that when he shot Conners the latter had  his hand on his hip pocket. They' had  trouble about seven in the evening, when  deceased made the same movements, lie  had also drawn a knife, from which prisoner had received a i'ew, scratches on his  right baud, which were shown. Conners  seemed to have known the prisoner before, and expressed himself as having a  grudge against him. Earlier in the evening the paii- had been having a good time  together at the Butte. They then went  over to the Erickson hotel. Sullivan explained the situation there much as told  by other witnesses. Prisoner had been IS  years in the west and had had experience  with a number of men, and knew how to  handle a gun. He had been known as  Davis, and he did not know how " Doyle"  and "Sullivan" had become attached to  him for a name. Half or a third of those  present in the courtroom knew him, and  knew that he would not pull a gun on an  infant in a cradle, nor yet on a drunken  man. If Conners had not made the motion he did and jumped to his feet, there  would have been a live man today. There  was only one of the witnesses that was in  a position to know and see all that transpired in the barroom, and the others did  not know much. All the parties ran out  of the house as if they were scared. He  did not know even now what was the  grudge Conners held against him. .Prisoner wound .up by_ saying ..that auy. one  could tell that a man shot through the  heart at a distance of four or five feet and  by a man six feet high would not have a  bullet lodged in his shoulder.  Sullivan, or Doyle, or Davis was then  committed for trial at the next court of  competent jurisdiction. The spring assizes will not meet here till June, but an  effort is being made to have a special sitting about the middle of March.  The prisoner, from all accounts and his  own confession, is a .tough character,-and  only a few days ago threatened to shoot a  certain restaurant keeper in Nelson. His  cool and hardened behavior throughout  his preliminary trial marked him as one  of the worst characters the woolly west  has showu up for some years, fie is iu  his 30's in age, and is a powerful man,  standing a good six feet. His face, despite  his scrubby beard, is rather pleasing, but  the lowering scowl and shifting and hardened eyes proclaim his character.  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   TOTAL   $262,301.  BONDED   FOR'   ��450,000.  Great   Increase   in   Values   Though   the   Ore  Tonnage is Smaller.  ���Soft weather, snowslides, aud inter?  ruptedjrail way traffic has interfered sadly  with ore shipments this week, especially  from the Slocan country, yet the approximate values of the exports are much in  excess of those of last week. This is due  to the immense shipments from the Trail  smelter, which exported 300,131 pounds of  matte, all of which went to Butte, Montana. The Le Roi's shipments fell away  about half, while the number of shippers  and volume decreased in the Slocan.  With the settlement of the weather, a  increase may be noted. As it is this  mouths' figures so far exceed $000,000.  Subjoined are the figures for the week:  BULLION   AND   MATTK.  Trail smeller '���    Hall Mines smelter, copper bullion.  , ORK.  Le lloi mine. KosiOwirl   Iron Mask mine. Itosslund   Last, Clianee mine. Slocan .....  ....  Montezuma mine. Slocan...'.   Rambler mine. Slocan   Oueon Hess mine, Slocan    Whitewater mine, Slocan.   I-"ayiiC mine. Slocan   Total for the week  ���  Total for January   Total I'or February so far   Total for 1S97, via Revelstoko ..  .Total for IS��.)7, port of Xelson...  Pounds  Value  '���fiO.l.'H  V2\:��l  Approximate  Ions.  Value.  IttU  SI)  40  a;  ���IS  ..    i:,7  ...     135  ..   1.372  sa'-isoi  ..   Sl.oOO  S1,I!)7.IS()  .. (;.s:'.'"  ��� .SlJoti.OSS  S71!),!.''-.'  .. .V..27I  S7,l*13.3M  Bonded for $30,000.  Messrs. Roy, Stimley and Malone, of  this city, have again bonded the Apex  group at the head of Clearwater creek, on  Salmon river, this time to Harrison, Kennedy & Co.. of Rossland. A little over a  year ago the group was bonded to the  Canadian Pacific Exploration Co., who  failed to meet their obligations, and the  property came back to the original owners. Tlie group consists of the Apex. Silver Reef, Cm few aud Acme Fraction, and  the amount of development work done  has been considerable. It is a free milling  gold proposition, running about $20 to  the ton. Harrison, Kennedy Ac Co. secured this promising property for $30,000,  with a. small cash deposit, und the remainder spread over a year. If development  warrants it a stamp mill will be erected  in the spring  The London & British   Columbia  Gold   Fields  Company Secures the Enterprise Mine.  Advice* from Spokane and New Denver  confirm (.he report of the   bonding of the  Enterprise mine, on Ten-mile creek, Slocan  Lake, by the London & B. 0. Gold Fields  Company, for $450,000. The first payment  on the bond  was  made on Tuesday, and  the balance is spread over the usual time.  Mr.   Robertson,   manager  of  the 'Nelson  office of  the  purchasers, when  asked   to  verify  the  report, stated   that  he  knew  nothing definite thereto,  as he had  received no word.-- His own private opinion  was that the deal was bona fide and had  been made through  the headquarters of  the company at London, England.  About.1  a month ago Mr. Kendall, consulting ;en-V  gineer for the London Ac B. C. Gold Fields  Company,   visited   the    Enterprise   and  made a thorough, and comprehensive examination of the property, and his report  being favorable, the purchase  was made.,  The history of the Etit erprise is one of re-'  markable advancement, and  in  securing"'  it, the English corporation has obtained  the pick of the myriad of rich 'properties  in the Slocan lake district.    The group is  composed of the Slocan Queen, Enterprise  Fraction. Enterprise, and was located  in  June,  189-1,  by R. I. Kirk wood .and  J. Q.  McKinnon, of New Denver,  whose report  of their rich discovery soon filled the hills  in   the  vicinity   with   an   eager  band   of.-  prospectors.    After much laborious work  in cutting a trail from the lake, a distance-  of eight miles, and the personal packing  in of supplies to commence development,  the discoverers bonded the group to J*. A.  Finch   in   November,   1805,  -for   $25,000.  Finch  put a force of men  to  work  and  quickly advanced the tunnels started  by  the original owners, and so far succeeded  that in the spring of 1897, he sold a controlling interest in the property to a. syndicate of Colorado men headed by D. M.  Hyman, for $250,000.  Substantial buildings are established  both at the mine and the lake, and one of  the,best wagon roads in the camp connects  tlie two points. Four tunnels, making'  about half a mile of rock work, have been,  driven on the vein, which, though not of  great width, is.of uniform richness,- The  ore is mixed with zinc, carryiug copper, a  little gold, and a smelter return of over  -100 ounces of silver per ton. Fifty men  are at present employed, and their month-;  ly output of 500 ton's "is'beiug stored to  await higher prices. There is no property  in the district that can be more economically and successfully handled than the  Enterprise, and the general feeling is that  the London corporation has made a  wonderfully cheap bargain, and that  monthly dividends can easily be ventured.  But a few thousand feet away, on jthe  same vein,as the Bondholder group, ;the  claims intervening being the Ohio; Mabau  and Empress Fraction, in all three of  which Mr. Kirk wood still'possesses interests. Below the Enterprise is the Iron  Horse, on which Vancouver parties last  summer failed to lift a $10,000 bond. Surrounding the Enterprise are a number of  most promising properties, aud the impetus given to the creek and the camp in  general will be great.  The Loudon & B. C. Gold Fields Company, in buying into such properties as  the Whitewater and Enterprise, have had  to lay out immense capital, but the returns are so certain that the expenditure  may be at once deemed judicious and advantageous. It disproves also the assertion that Britishers are averse to white  metal mining.  COUNTY COURT.  t  Davi'es---set  set over, till next  over   till  next  next  next  A Long Catalogue of Unimportant Cases Disposed of by Judge Forin.  County Court was held here on Thursday, with his honor Judge .Forin presiding. There was but a small attendance of  .outside litigants, and ho case of any sdu-  cial import, was brought up for hearing.  Following i* a summary of the cases :  Hunter vs. MoMart in���settled.  Barnard  vs.  Jowett  court.  Looby  vs  court.  McCurdy vs. Davies���set over till  court. ,  Elliott vs..,O'Connor���set over till  court!  " C. Ac K. Co. vs. Cameron���judgment,in  favor of defendant for $2S. Counter  claims set off' with no costs. This-was a  -cn>"e covering rental of wharf and warehouse at Kaslo.  McPhee vs. Valentine, covering the relocation  of certain mineral  property on  Four Mile creek, was abandoned.  ,   MacVicar vs. Stevenson���settled.  Teetzel vs. Kootenay Hospital���referred  to police magistrate Crease for'settlement,  with points of law reserved.  Bank of B. N. A. vs. Cormade���set over  for sundry settlement.  Tufts vs. Buchanan���set over, day for  hearing to be fixed.  McClary vs. Buchanan���set over, day  for hearing to be fixed.  Wilson vs. Gleazer���judgment for plaintiff.  Jiszkowicz vs. Perry���judgment account  for plaintiff, less certain sum deducted for  bad butter supplied.  Whittini vs. Dorsey ���judgment in 1-1  days.  , Gray vs. Bradford���referred to registrar  for accounts, law reserved.  Waldron^vs. Abercrombie���settled.  ���, LaBau vs. Poupore & Co.���set over till  next court, without prejudice to objection  as to jurisdiction.  Campbell  vs. City  of Kaslo���enlarged,  with costs to defendants.  , Has tie vs. Lakmer���referred to registrar  for accounts.  ���'    Haley vs. Kelly & Croft���settled.  -. . Quintal vs. Antoine���settled.  Sharp vs. Harrison and Pigeon vs. Harrison, International Trading Co. garnishees���settled.  ��� ��� Buchanan vs. Stevenson���adjourned to  March 1.  �� .West Kqo.te,nay. Butcher. Co. .vs. Brad-  ;.bury���judgment upon the proper"sum-  'inous being taken out.  The next regular sitting of the county  court will be held at the court house on  March-30. A special sitting will'bo held  on .March 1, to determine the case of .Buchanan vs. Stevenson, for timber supplied  defendant at Ainswortli.      ���-..-..-.������  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  Legal Adviser Out of Town.  Aixswoirni, February 15th, 1898.  ���Editor', of'.The Trimuxe: Dear Sir,  would you please inform me through your  paper if Messrs. McKenzie and Mann will  own the.mineral on the laud they are to  receive from the Dominion government  for the building of the Glenora &���Tesl.in  Lake railroad? Also, if the one per cent  royalty will be collected of the railway  company by the government? Please explain the act, and oblige  ���A  Sl'BSC.'Rini'"!!.  [So far as Tin-:* T HI Mir .vis's knowledge of  the matter goes, McKenzie & Mann are to  receive 5000 acres of land for each mile of  road built, with a monopoly of all trans-,  portation rights. It i.s to be a narrow  guage railway, and will cost, so minister  Sifton says, $-1,000,000. The second-hand  equipment of the old Lethbridge railway  will be pressed into service. This is all  the information TriK Trimuxi-: dare venture in the absence of its legal adviser,  who is in Ottawa interviewing the government on the subject.���En. |  Heinze Has a Peck of Trouble.  Two big mining cases will come to -trial  before the United States court at Butte  this month. Both are against the Heinze  corporation, the Montana Ore Purchasing  Company. One is brought by the Boston  & Montana Company for a half, million  dollars damages for ore alleged to have  been extracted from the Pennsylvania  through the workings of the Rarus by the  defendant corporation. The other is similar in its nature, for the sum of $150,000,  brought by E. Rollins Morse for damages  on account of the alleged extraction of  ore from the Michael Davitt claim, .also  through the Rarus workings.  Prorogue About April 20.  Late advices from Victoria state that  business will be rushed through by the local legislature, so as to prorogue about  April 20. Parliament will be tl en dissolved and the elections brought on at  once.  A snowslide demolished and carried  iaway the blacksmith shop at the Neepawa  last week.  Work on the Frisco, close to New Denver, is disclosinj: an increasing body of  ore, and the bonders are much encouraged. They have clone about $1500 worth  of rock work. The Frisco is an extension  of the Fidelity,  The New Denver syndicate which recently purchased the Molly Hughes group  adjoining that town, it is reported, have  just refused a $40,000 bond on the property. ,  Thirty feet of concentrating ore is in  sight on the Arlington, on Springer  creek.  ���  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  The C. P. R. deal with F. Aug. Heinze  for his smelter, railway, and other interests has been concluded, and freight and  treatment of Rossland ores will be reduced  to $7.50 per ton.  W. A. Carlyle, provincial mineralogist,  has handed in his resignation, to take  effect April 1st, when he will leave for  Rossland to accept'the mining superin-  tendency of the British-American Corporation.  The Great Western Company, Limited,  has purchased the Nettie L. claim, about  \l miles from Ferguson. It is stated to  have the same lead as the Silver Cup.  Ten miles of wire rope litis been ordered  from the Dominion Wire Rope Company,  of Montreal, by. the Hall Mines Company  for their Silver King tramway. Its weight  is 40 tons.  W. A. Carlyle, ex-provincial mineralogist, has refused a salary of $25,000 per  year from McKenzie <S: Mann, to look  after -mining interests for them in the  Klondyke.  The Lardeau-Goldsmith Mines Company  is being organized to handle the Oregon  and Ophir claims, situated about fourteen  miles from Thomson's Landing; its capital  stock will be $200,000 in 10 cent shares.  The Montreal and Kootenay Mining  Company has been gazetted an extra provincial company, to work the Tain O'SImn-  ter mine. Montreal is the head office and  tlie capital is placed at the modest figure  of $50,000.  Chicago parties have incorporated the  Columbia Hydraulic Company, and will  work the benches above Revelstoke. J.  D. Graham is the attorney for the concern,  which litis a capital of $100,000.  A London, England, company with a  capital of ��200,300, has been gazetted for  this province, to lie known as the African  British Columbia Corporation, wirh Victoria as t lie headquarters. The company  will operate on an extensive scale.  Two large ore crushers are to be added  to i he. Hall Mines smelter plaht.  Registration h���� been granted the Canadian Pacific Mining & Milling Company,  as an extra provincial concern, to do jren-  eral mining. Ainsworth is the head office  here,.with J. \V. Smith as atterney. The  capital is placed half a million.  The Aliningand Scientific Press will give  a massive gold special championship  medal to the prize winner iii tho drilling  contest on Miners' day at the Mining Fair  in San Francisco.  BOARD   OP   TRADE.  CITY   COUNCIL.  ��� ���il y  \\ i i li  .1   all   lb.-'  Gil-  '!���<-< I  Members of the Press Gang Given Kindly but  Fatherly Advice.  The  adjourned  meeting of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade was held in the  city hall yesterday afternoon, with president Turner in  the chair.   There  was  a.  fairly good attendance.  . The following new members were proposed:   E. C. Traves, C. J. Christie, H. G.  McCuIloch, L. Ernst, D. Morris, Ii. G. Neelands, T. J. Duncan, J.. Gilker, JI. Selons,  F. Teetzel, G. V. Holt, G. R. Robson, and  G. K. Tackaberry.    These were declared  elected on motion.  The press came in for a censorious talk  from the chair with regard to publishing  secret data, and some fatherly advice was  given the reporters present.  A communication was received from  Hon. D. M. Eberts, acknowledging receipt  of communications from Board of Trade  re government registry office at Nelson  and the construction of roads in the  neighborhood, stating that he had referred them to the executive council.  Mr. Robertson, on behalf of the committee appointed at last meeting to inquire into the question of rates on ores on  local roads, reported no progress. It was  decided to let the matter stand over until  next meeting, when the committee will  make a definite report.  Messrs. Robertson, Gibson and Russell  were appointed a committee to distribute  the statistics and circular ordered to be  printed at last meeting of the board. The  members of the local legislature, the Dominion house of commons, and other  prominent personages are to receive  copies.' '     "   '"  Meeting then adjourned to await the  call of the chair.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Mrs. Seaman, wife of the genial captain  of steamer Slocan, on Slocan lake, accompanied by her sister, Miss Riddell, tire  down from New Denver, visiting Mrs.  (Capt.) McMorris.  The Nelson hockey team went to Ross-  laud on Thursday to take part in the  tournament. In their first game Rossland  defeated them 0 goals to 1. Sandon afterwards treated them to a 3 to 0 game..  Aulay Morrison, M. P., has -applied, to  the Dominion government on behalf of  the Nakusp & Slocan railway, for authority to extend that road from Three Forks  to Bear Lake. .  The Vancouver World reports " tlie ice  on Slocan lake in a dangerous condition,  as it is full of air holes. A miner had a  narrow escape from drowning." The  same sheet recently placed the California  mine, at New Denver, just outside of  Nelson, and the well-known Athabasca  mine, in the .Slocan. Ice on Slocan lake  has been an unknown quantity since history began.  Rev. Mr. Booth, of New Denver, who is  rounding up the district, was a guest of  Rev. R. Frew,Monday and Tuesday.  The manager of one of the leading loan  associations doing business in Nelson,  states that $20,000 has been tied up in the  local banks for the past two -months because of the delay .in the registration of  documents at'Victoria.  Grand Forks held another mass meeting  on Friday-and unanimously resolved to  request Hewitt Bostock, M. P.. to use his  utmost influence to secure the charter for  I). C. Corbin's proposed railway extension  up the Kettle river valley.  W. Ii. Lilly, of Sandon, has been appointed police magistrate of that city: Ii.  II. Pitts, a member of the licensing board:  E. M. Sandilands, a member of the board  of police commissioners.  Rev. 1.0. D. McLaren, of Vancouver,  most worthy grand master of the grand  lodge of British Columbia, A. I*\ Ac A. M.,  visited the local lodge of the order on  Wednesday night and made an official  inspection. -Subsequently the-lodge adjourned to the Club House, where a  sumptuous banquet was given in honor  of the distinguished visitor. Mr. McLaren  left next day for Kaslo, afterwards going  to Revelstoke.  , i--  ��� G. W. Gee, a C. P. R. engineer stationed  at Can more, was married in the Presbyterian church hero on Wednesday, to Miss  Emilia llazlett, of this city. Rev. Robert  I'Vc'v officiated.  Clara Roberts was fined $5 and costs,  on Tuesday, by magistrate Crease, for  disorderly conduct on the street.  The firemen's ball, on Thursday evening,  was a big success, the attendance being  large. Decorations on an elaborate scale  wore iu evidence,  Applications to be Received for the Position oi'  Collector and Water Commissioner  The fifth regular ���in-t-Linir of tin  council was held on Monday la-1,  mayor liou-inii in the <:l';iii, and ;'i  members present.  On motion of aldermen 'JV.-'Zfl ami  ker. the following accounts m-iv on I  paid :  I). "McArthiir, furniture $ 13 50  U. 1'. R., telegrams            ������ '��'J&  .1. Taylor, openhiK safe  5 00  I Jr. U. .Symonds, post, mortem wiincs-...            ... 15 00  Nelson Klec. Light Co.. street lights mid wiring.. Is2 :'d  L. KvNor, sowers '' 180  P. Jo lies        "       '  ifi 50  C. I.m-loi)       "       ' i(j M  O.Woods      "       :  ]|j.-,o  I). Woods, strceih '.  41 oO  .M. Hums, waterworks mnintciiuncc  .31 8.5  M. Hums, sewers -            Hi 50  J. .Monroe       "      ���  Hi'nU  J. Stiinson. streets  .-{ 75  A. Chisholin   "         not)  M. ICtslly          "          3 75  J. Nixon          '���        , 3 75  J. llorton         ������       375  .1. Houston, salary us mayor ,  Kiii CO  IJ. A. MoHeatli,f|jiilice  10 00  0. K. Sealey, city clerk  iO 00  Jr. Stanton, waterworks  2 50  M. T. Sn.-ilriiiiK      "             17 15  It was ordered, on motion of nidi-i-uinn  Teetzel and Hillyer, that an ��nl\ eri.i-<-\-  ment be inserted in Till": Triuu.vk. railing  for applications for the position of cn|l��'��-  tor and water commissioner, the applications to be made to the city clerk, and to  be in not later than February 2S. The  suocR'ssful applicant will be required to  furnish bonds in the sum of $5,000.,  A communication was received from 1 he  Hall Mines, limited, regarding a supply of  water for the works. It was rc-i-lvcd, <>u  motion of aldermen Teetzel and CiIImt.  that the mayor and chairman of the public works committee be authorized m c<'lifer with the manager of the Hail Mines,  limited, on the subject, and report at next  regular meeting of the council.  The time for returning the asse.-.-ment  roll of the city was extended from the  1-lth to the 21st, on motion of aldermen  Teetzel and Gilker.  Council then adjourned till next Monday, at usual time and place.  Fire Limit By-Law Conviction Quashed.  Judge Forin has handed down the following judgment in the case of Malone vs.  Matheson, which was an application to  quash a conviction of the police magistrate of Nelson, under by-law No. J],  known as the Fire Limits by-law. " Many  objections were urged against the conviction, showing many grave defects in the  by-law. such as restricting main wall- to  brick or stone, when the statute provides  for iron, brick or stone. Again, inteiior  walls are not commonly known as main  walls, and no authority is given to prescribe the material of partition walls���see  regina vs. Co'pp. 17 0. R., 783. Again, the  statute authorizes the fire warden ov  building inspector to give permits. In  this by-law that authority is assumed by  the council. They might as well appoint  themselves assessors or collectors. The  conviction should clearly-be qua-hed, as  it imposes a penalty of two months in default of distress, whjle section SI of this  act (Municipal Clauses Act, cap 37 '0(5)  limits imprisonment to .30 dav�� (MeLeod  vs. Kincardine,:'.iS U. C. Q. B. 017. Peters  vs. president and board of police of London, V2....U. . C. Q. B. 5-13). Conviction  quashed with costs."  Chinese Employer Gets a Lesson.  Elisha Reid, manager of the Van Anda  metalliferous mine, on Texadaisland, wa1-  charged last week with employing Chinese underground in the Van Anda mine in  contravention of the following clause of  the mines (metalliferous) inspection act,  chap. 27, 1897: "12. No boy under tlie  age of twelve years of ace, no woman or  girl of any age. and no Chinese or Japanese persons shall be employed in, or  allowed to be for.the purpose of employment iu, any mine to which this act applies, below ground." Manager Reid  pleaded guilty to the charge, but stated  that as soon as he had been served with  the summons the Chinamen'., had been  withdrawn and had not been employed  underground since. The court imposed a  penalty of $39 for fine and costs.  In From Moyie City.  .1. M. Carroll, general .merchant, of  Moyie City, has been in Nelson several  days securing goods for his establishment.  He came in over the new stage route, but  was delayed here owing to the break iu  the weather. Moyie City i--quiet at present, though much is expected in the  spring and summer. Three miles from  town. 125 men are employed on a rock cutting and a tunnel on the line of.the Crow's  Nest Pass road, but 110 others are employed within at least 2(1 miles of the  place. On the St. Eugene mine there tire  six or eight men employed, but this force  will be increased in the early spring. Mr.  Carroll does not expect to see the railway  into Moyie City before next September.  Hon. Mr. Pooley Waxed Warm.  There was a little scene in the local  legislature on Wednesday between F. C.  Cotton, member for Vancouver, anil Hon.  C. K. Pooley. president of the council.  Cotton claimed that Pooley had allowed  his name'to be used on a mining prospectus : that he could act the part of a decoy  duck. Despite his exalted position,  Pooley at once jumped to bis feet and  told Cotton he would not dare to speak  that way outside the house. Pooley is  quick tempered. Cotton intimated he  was not afraid to say the same words outside, whereupon Pooley dared him to  come outside and do it.    Mo did not.  c<-  r.y:;.,  m  '���Si  >''*���*!  "'���'it  I andet- house'    Nixing w^Tgleaned as to    in the spring.                                                         once.                                                                          this province, to be known as the African    were ... ev.dence.                                                  come outside and do it.    lie did not.                            ^|  I f^'l  I m  ,.* '���������'������'���'-ffi m
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lowing  rale-.:-  One '.111■'j.   .■
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I'.-    ••riiitu'l   ill   til.:   Colli. .1  j ear:   two  inciie-.
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;*J9(" a year:  liv'"iii"!i. -,   'Hi «  ;. ••:\r.  :-;:■: inche-
'over, at- Llie rau- of ¥1.."i'.i an inch per lnuntli.
TRANSIENT AiA"i'*,lTl.~*,-';\l'-'XT.S l'o cents u line for
first, insertion ami 10 e«:il- a line for each atklitional
iiii-erlioii.    Dirt Ji.  marriage, and  death  notices free.
line each insertion.
JOB IMilNTIX'tJ nl liii'. IMH-. All accounts for joli
prinline; and adverMsing p.-iyablr- on ill p. lirst of
every moiilli; -ubsenpliuii, in advance.
AUJJHKSS all communications lo
THK TKJHUNE. Nelson, H. C.
lectric Company, Ltd
Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.
MINERS! You can make use of water power SO miles from your mines with our system.
We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.
British Columbia Branch Offices       u^^np'^^C^8M^olR       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent
LA I1AU it KOItlX—l-'liysiuiiiiis, jind Surgeons.  Rooms
.', I -mil ;"), liigclow Liloek. N'elson.   Telephone 12.
DR.   J.   A.   ARMriTlfONC"--Govci nnienl    Veterinary
In-peotor.   Troait, discuses of all doniesliu animal.-,.
All .stuck inspected at Nelson.    Xelson, 1J. ('.
I (Jompri-dng a new -lock of '■'iiiicj Decorated (')asswnro of new design*, and llie
lat.csl, imp'n-lalioiis froin the fictorien of Europe. NEW 1)1 s'X Kit and TEA SETS.
Addil ions lo on" elegant :i.--orlinenl of ('Ja.-swaie constantly arriving.   Our stock of
Oflicc: IVlara I'lock.
Baker Street, Xel-on.
WJ. n. HOLMES. V. K. — Provincial Land Surveyor.
•    P. 0. box 82, Kaslo. Ii. C.
II.   IIOI.DIOH—Analytical Chemist and
Hall street, Xelson.
T C. GWILLtM. B.A.Se. & W. S. JOHNSON. i'.A.Sc.
■J.' —Mining Kngineer.s and Analylieal Chemists,
Slocan City, H. C.
Comprises everything in the line n.-ed hy hotels, fainilic,-. and the mine:
KINK TEAS AND OOKFKI'" in all i|iialities and combinations.
IIA I It V ASD FARM produce bought in large quantities from the producers.
FINEST DRIED AND FRESH. FRUITS constantly on hand and arriving, ti
A (JARL0AD OK CAN'VKD VK(J ETARLES bought at last season's low prices and sold accordingly.
KVKIiVTKINO  KOI! TIIK TARLE and of the be'-l quality and lowest prices.   "
NELSON LODOK. NO. Si. A. K. & A. Al. Meets
second Wednesday in each month. .Sojourning
hrct.hruii invited.
KNK.'IH'S Oi-' PYTHIAS—Nelson Lodge, Xo. :.'.".
Knights of I'yl.hins, meets in (.'a-Me hall. MacrJcin-
,ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon si reels, evcry
Tucsdav evening at S o'clock. All veiling knights are
cordially invited lo'utlend.
.loux J. M.il/ixn. (.'. C.
Gi:oia;i: l'AKTKii>r:i:, IC. of It. & S.
Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,
Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire
- ' R°Pe-   KIK £££!?} FRANK DARLING, Agent.
The Amas Holclen Go's special "Columbia,"
"Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn
by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.
has placed its business upon a cash basis. By this
system patrons secure full values in merchandise and
are not called upon to make up any-"losses for the
bad debts of others.
BRANCH MARKETS   .   .    ... .    .
Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District
Three  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District
Kaslo in Ainswortli District
Prepared to supply consumers with everything* in the way of fresh and cured meats.
Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly f'orwn.rrifld.
©tte f&vxbnnz.
Throughout the length and breadth of
the  wide  world may be heard the fairy
tales of untold wealch to be gleaned from
the river washings in the Klondyke country, and each week that speeds by witnesses the ever-increasing feverish haste
of the multitude of fortune-seekers pressing onward to the desired goal.    The coast
cities  have  been  changed  into  hives of
industry, and great are the expectations.
This   has    been    brought   about    chiefly
through  the agency of the  press.    Yet,
with  all  the excitement and hurrah i'or
the new Eldorado, the outside estimate ot
the gold to be extracted for this year but
totals $15,000,000.   To gather this will be
spent   countless    thousands   of   dollars,
scores of lives lost, and hardship and privation experienced that will cast the days
of '-19 in  the shade.    What   a  contrast,
this, to our own favored Kootenay!   On
every hand is to be seen genuine advancement,   with   more   mines  being   opened,
more men  employed, and a pay-roll ever
extending and  increasing.    Kootenay  is
exporting more than  $J,000,000 worth of
ore each   month,  and   the  total   for 1S!)S
will  easily  reach $15,000,000.    This great
and substantial fact excites no more than
a passing thought or two, yet it is equal
to  the estimate,  on   paper, of the Klnn-
dyke's showing.    Here no misery, privation and hardship will attend the gathering   of   the   shekels,    but   contentment,
health and the advantages of civilization-
will prevail.    Capital realizes this, as witness the extensive purchases of the past
few months, chiefly by Britishers,    livery
prominent   property   is   being   inspected
with a view  to buying, and  one by one
chey tire  changing hands.    This week is
recorded the sale of the Enterprise group,
on Ten Mile creek, on Siocan lake, for llie
enormous sum of fp loO.OOO—a strong indication that capital i« not averse  to  taking
hold   of silver properties.    Advices from
the   Slocan   are   that  other   well-known
mines are  being negotiated for.    To sum
it all up, if capital realizes iu Kootenay a
better held than Klondyke to reap lasting
dividends, it ought to be sufficient for the
masses to attend in the wake and enjoy a
sufficiency at home rather than go to the
Arctic circle and starve.   West Kootenay
offers all   the desired advantages  to the
man of enterprise and energy.
How hardly the spendthrift ways of
the government at Victoria bear upon
the precious metal industry of the province may be judged by the fiscal returns-
just presented to the legislature. The
revenue from free miner's certificates last
year amounted to $1('0.0SI, as against
$54,953 for the previous twelve months;
raining receipts general increased from
S7fj.63S.J3 to $157,-108.87; and the mineral
tax from JjtfOara.) to $20,788.01—making a
grand total from these sources of $.'j."i.'J,-
878.51, or upwards of one-fourth of the
entire revenue. West Kootenay, of course
has to pay the bulk of this, as the mineral tax was particularly enacted to derive needed   moneys  from   the  mines  of
that portion of the province's wealth
which is even now its backbone and will
ultimately place it in the foremost rank
of prosperity among the nations of the
earth, is hampered, crippled and well
nigh stifled by financial enactments that
are as unjust" as they are uncalled for.
Other mining countries look with surprise
at the course ot events here, and capital,
too, receives but scant encouragement to
develop our latent mineral resources.
Underground laborers in one section
should not be taxed while their fellows
in another go free, simply because of the
difference in the product they are handling; nor should .the precious metal out-
'. put be tithed and that of the coal regions
escape for the same reason. Judging
from the figures given, another lease of
life to premier Turner, and the entire provincial revenue would come from the
south-eastern portion of British Columbia.
As a result of numerous conferences
held by the leaders of the various sections
of the silver party in the United States,
the way has been paved i'or more united
action upon the question of bi-metallism
in   future  elections.    Tuesday   three an- ! Principle and respectability are evidently
j not to be considered  when the "organs
j can command the public exchequer.
proved to be very elastic, however, and
last session, when Mr. Turner asked for
an additional loan of $100,000, he remarked that the buildings. • when completed, would certainly cost less than
$830,000. Now the Vancouver World
comes out with a semi-official statement
to the effect that $000,000 will be the outside cost. No one can deny the architectural beauty of the buildings, nor yet the
comparative cheapness of their construction, but why has the government found
it necessary to do so much quibbling?
Better far to have been .straightforward
about it, even to pledging the security of
the province.
Advertising- cost the province during
the past fiscal year $(i,()17, of which sum
the Colonist secured a modest $2,700,
while the Vancouver World got shut out
with but $798. The latter, however,
worked its souvenir edition for 500 copies,
for which the government paid an additional $175. Thirty-seven papers, in all,
received pap from the public trough, but
the two principal apologists.for the fated
Turner  combination  received   the   bulk.
,Will start about March 15th
with about double its former
capacity in all departments.
7,000,000 feef of logs under
contract  for early  deliver)*.
The Planing
m porters
and Factory
Is now running full time under the management
of (J. K Doty, ii compelenl draughtsman and
mechanic who will furnish special drawings free
of charge. 	
New Designs
sooTCJEa:  *vv-e3:xs"kzi"E!S
Dawson's  Perfection    Tosh
Four 'Crown Crawford's Special
B. O. S. XXX Caol  Ma
Huntley Blend '   .
. CH^.'iyc-F-A-a-'Kr-Kis
C. H.  Mumm & Co.     Moet &. Chandon
Carte  Blanche Pommery & Gren'o
Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.
Green Seal
In house interiors, otllce and store fixtures, dado
work, mantles,1 brackets mouldings, hook eases.
fnrniUire, turnings, carving, grill work, and band
sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an
artistic manner.
One Car Glass
Direct from Helgium expected this month. Rough  |
and dressed lumber, laths, etc.. always in stock.
Two Cars Sash
and Doors
Heating and Cooking
Both Wood and Goal
thorized addresses were issued to the people from the headquarters of the Democrat, Populist and Silver-Republican leaders at Washington, stating clearly the
issues of the situation, and pleading for a
determined stand and combined action
against monopoly and the gold standard.
It is pointed out how the country prospered under the old regime before silver
wti.s demonetized, and how great has been
the misery and loss since conspiracy deprived the white metal of its former
standing and value. Bi-metallists everywhere are appealed to to strengthen the
cause, and tlie next presidential election
will .see all opposition to the single standard united under one leadership, with
sufficient strength to place their nominee
in the coveted position. Any action
affecting silver is strongly felt in West
Kootenay, whose people wish the champions of the popular cause in the States
every succors aud endorse their present
Burri.sii Coi.i'.mhia, through its government, again  begs to acknowledge to the
world   that she cannot, get her financial
scales to balance, as a deficit has been reported for the fiscal year'ending June ':!(',
1897,  of   but a   trifle  less  than  $200,000.
From   session   to   session   the    worn-out
stereotyped prophecy of a  probable surplus remains unfulfilled, and year by year
may be witnessed the further imperihnent
of  the  province's  good   standing in   the i
money markets.    But for the remarkable i
development of the mining industry last
year  the  deficit would   have been much
heavier.    A more strict supervision of the
" miscellaneous" column, fewer company-
promoting trips on the part of tho ministers as " officers on duty," less pap to the
organs and a reduction iu the host of salaried   servants   would   materially   assist
premier Turner iu his efforts  to equalize
the receipts and expenditures,    kk-onomy
is a virtue unknown to the cabinet occupants   of   the   government   side   of   the
Tupper Turns His Coat.
The Conservatives of the opposition assembled in caucus at Ottawa on Wednesday morning. Sir Charles Tupper, who
on the first announcement of the Vukon
railway bargain, stated that he would
give it his support, veered round completely and in a speech of some length
stated that he would oppose the deal to
the bitter end ; he stated that the reason
for so doing was the official information
of the terms which the government
brought down on Tuesday. This means
l hat sir Charles has swerved completely
around'from the announcement he made
on the publication of. the terms. The
caucus" decided to fight the yTukon railway bill from first to last in the house.
Believes in Small Capital.
Spokane parties have organized a new
concern, to be known as' tlie Kuth So.'2
Mining Company, to work, the Dorothy
claim, adjoining the well known Ruth
group of mines, npar Sandon. The capital
slock is placed at $0000 in $1 shares, about
the smallest of any company operating in
the camp. B. W. Taylor is president:
vice-president, W. C. Smith: treasurer,
E. D. Brock way; secretary, F. A. Dagget;
assistant secretary and provincial agent.
W. E. Hodder of Kaslo: directors D. ti.
Clark, G. E. Huk, W. H. Shields, and C.
H. Prescott. It is believed the Ruth lead
extends into the Dorothy.
Yard and branch oflicc foot of  Ilcndryx  Street
",s°n'G. 0. BUCHANAN
Spokane Falls & Northern,   .
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Tl|e, only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson and Rossland, and
Spokaqe and Rossland.
SirJi a. in..
S:00 a. in..
Arrive |
.f>:''o p. in. j
. :>:/"() p. 111. :
.ii:It) p.m. '
re   Co
Passengers for Kettle Kivorand Jjoundary Crock connect at. Marcus with stafjo daily.
Cordova Street,  Vancouver, and   Baker Street,  Nelson.
ligures is the fact that the coal mines and
workmen on Vancouver Island are exempt   from   all  such   penalties,   whereas
Titt'TH has been sadly disfigured by
government supporters in their estimates
of the cost of the new (/parliament buildings at Victoria. When first mooted by
ex-premier Davif-, $(100,000 was to be the
outside cost of the structures.    The figures
Boosting the District.
.1. B. Powell.  C.   E.,  of this city, manager and director of the Great Commonwealth Development Ac Mining Company,
is now iu eastern  Canada on a business-
trip.     While in Toronto last week he was
interviewed by the Globe, and spoke very
nicely of this far western province, dwelling on its mineral resources and pointing
out the great business advantages existing.    "Mr. Powell has been closely associated with  Nelson, having been  manager
of the London Gold Mining Company there
for awhile.    The town will become an important point of trans-shipment, having
already three lines of railway.    In about
five years he thinks the Kootenay will experience a boom greater than any which
have   yet   been   seen   there,   there  being
a vast bed of ore there."    The Great Common wealth Company possesses a  Dominion charter for the building of a railroad
through "the back-door route"  into  the
Klondyke,   taking   in    everything    from
Edmonton north, and an effort is now being made to raise the necessary funds for
the construction.
Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Glass Wheelwright
Special attention given to all i^inds of repairing
and custom work, from outside points
j        Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS
SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Hall Sts. f-Jelson.
T.   W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.
® 9
Outfit and start from VANCOUVER
is I hi:   easiest  place  on
on earth ti> gel to.
is  the  nearest   port  to
VANCOUVER «nnesMnun^^^
in.vs  no customs
duty,   'being   Canadian
Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,   and  Office Fittings,
arrived and  in stock, a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled
Glass; all  sizes up to. 4 by 6 feet-
_A__   O-   E^7"_A_E,T
VANCOUVER Kt,(.,<ls i.,,i>:s "o^ustoins
V A N CO U V E K    .,\^\" }j;._,!," disembarked.
last on board
I'raetical men know the value of this pointer.
runs   it.   uv.-n  sleamers,
.-in.I     all       !ioi'lh-K<>ii"g
Sleiiincrs enU at  VAXCOt" VKIi.
Room (!, Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson
Mups and information given free.
\V. (lOM-'I'ICY. President Hoard of Trade.
Viineiuiver. U. (.!
Notice of Application For  Liquor  License.
T hereliv give notice Hint .VO days from t.hisdnle I intend
lo iinplv'to the si iiiendary magistrate lit iVel-un, W'esl
Kooteniiv district, fur a license tu sell lir|ii"i' by roi ml at
inv hotel'al. ('out 1,'iver. or (Armstrong's   1 .milling). H. ('.
Dated at N'elson. H. 0.. Pebrunry 3rd, l««.
A i|ualilied assist.-inI feiu-liiT is rei|iiireil for the N'elson
I'nblii! School, duties In he assumed on February 1st..
Applications will bo-reeeived up Mil .lanuary 2;Uli. lobe
addressed. K. ('. A It'l'II lilt. .Secretary.
Xelson. .lanuary I.it.h, IMIS.
MALOXIO & TRKf'lLLUS. I'loprietors.
Ii you have any birds you wish to have .stuM'ed,
and deer heads or antlers to mount, or any
other work in the taxidermist's line see. George
ALL   WORK   LKKT   AT   \V.   W.  TEKTZKL.  &   CO.'.S
Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district., and
Is the headquarters   or prospectors and. miners.
Section II of By-law No. (I, of the City of Nelson, reads
as follows: ■
II. It. shall be tlie duty ol any occupant ot any building fronting on imv street within the city to keep the
sidewalk in front of such building in a, proper state of
cleanliness, aud no occupant shall place the sweepings or
ashes from his premises on the public streets.
Nelson. U. C, December 31st. 1S')7.
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■-Br1*.-; TJHE TRIBUTE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDA V, EEJiRUARY li), LS98.  ropped and gray.   His low forehead was  'aiued with wrinkles above the eyes, and  tv the nose these beeatne vertical.    The  vy black brows followed the same law,  S~\ from  meeting only by tin  upward  $12,000,000  8,000,000  LORD  STRATIICONA  AND   :\IT.  Hon.  OKO]  A. DIUJMMOXD   E   S. OLOUSTOX '   ROYAL, President   Vice-President  .. .General Manager  ' 'INT'ELSO'lSr'  "BDR^-DtNTCaEH:  .M. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.         llltANCHKH   IN        LONDON   (England).   NEW  YORK.   CHICAGO  . and in the principal cities in Canada.  Hny and Mill Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  fSKANT CO.MMEUClAL AND TKAVHLLKKS' CKEIHTH,  available iu any part, of the world.  '    ' DKAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS  MAIIKI  ETC  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RAT.E OI<* INTKItlCST (at. present) A Per Cent.  THE   MIDDLE  TOE   OF   THE   BIGHT   FOOT.  It  is  well known that the old Manton  house is haunted.    In all the rural district  near about, and even iu the town of Marshall, a mile away, not one person of unbiased mind entertains a  doubt" oi' it : incredulity is confined to those opinionated  people  who  will  be called   "cranks" as  soon as the useful  word  shall have penetrated   the   intellectual   demesne   of   llie  Marshall,  Advance.'   The  evidence   that  tlie house is haunted is of two kinds : the  testimony of disinterested witnesses who  have  had  ocular proof, and  that of the  house itself.   The  former  may be disregarded and ruled out on any of the various grounds of objection  which maybe  urged  against it  by the  ingenious; but  'facts   within  the observation  of   all are  fundamental and controlling.  In the fir.se place, the Manton house has  been   unoccupied   by" mortals   for   more  than ten years, and with its outbuildings  is  slowly   falling  into  decay���a   circumstance  which  in itself the "judicious will  hardly venture to ignore.    It stands a little way off the loneliest.reach of the Marshall  and  Marriston road, in an opening  which was once a farm and  is still disfigured with strips of rotting fence and half  covered   with   brambles' overrunning   a  stony and sterile soil  long unacquainted  with tlie plow.   The house itself is in tolerably good condition, though badly weather-stained and in dire need of attention  from the glazier, the smaller male population-of the region  having attested iu tho.  manner   of   its  kind  its   disapproval   of  dwellings without dwellers.    The house is  rwo  stories in height, nearly square, its  front pierced by a single doorway flanked  on each side by a window boarded up to  the  vevy   top.    Corresponding   windows-  above, not protected, serve to admit light  and rain to the rooms of the tipper floor.  Grass and weed? grow pretty rankly all  about, and a  few shade trees, somewhat;  the worse for wind and leaning all in one  direction, seem to be making a concerted  effort to run away. .-In ..short, as the Marshall town humorist explained in the..columns, of the Advance, " the proposition  that the Manton house is  badly haunted  is the only   logical  conclusion  from   the  premises.','.. The fact that in this dwelling  Mr.   Man toil   thought  it   expedient   one  night some ten years ago to rise and cut  the throats of his wife and two small children, removing at once to another part of  the country, has no doubt done its share  ��� in directing public attention to the fitness  of tne place for supernatural phenomena.  To   this   house,  one  summer   evening,  came lour  men  in  a. wagon. . Three   of  them promptly alighted, and the one who  had been driving hitched the team to the  only remaining post of what had been a  fence.    The fourth remained seated in the  wagon.    ' Gome," said one of his companions, approaching him,  while the others  moved away in the direction of the dwelling���" this is the place."  The  man  addressed  was deathly  pale  and trembled visibly.    ".By God.!-'' lie said  harshly, '* this is a trick, and it looks to  me as if you were iiv it."       .......  - ....-.���..  "Perhaps 1 am," the other said, looking  him straight in the face and speaking in a  tone which had .something of contempt  in it. " irou will remember, however, that  the choice of place was, with your own  assent; left to the other side.    Of course if  you are afraid of spooks "  " I am afraid of nothing," the man interrupted with another oath, and sprang  to the ground. The two then .joined the  others at the door, which one of them had  already opened with some difficulty,  caused by rust of lock and hinge. All entered. Inside it was dark, but the man  who had unlocked the door produced a  candle and matches and made a light.  He then unlocked a door on their right  as they stood in the passage.- This gave  them entrance to a large square room,  which the candle but dimly lighted. The  floor had a thick carpeting of dust, which  partly muffled their footfalls. Cobwebs  were in the angles of the walls and depended from the ceiling like strips of rotting lace, making undulatory movements  iu the disturbed air. Tlie room had two  windows in adjoining sides, but from neither could anything be seen except the  rough inner surfaces of boards a few  inches from the glass. There was no fireplace, no furniture: there was nothing.  Besides the cobwebs and the dust, the  four men were tlie only objects there  which were not a part of the architecture.  Strange enough they looked in the yellow  light of the candle. The one who had so  reluctantly alighted was especially " spectacular"���he might have been willed sensational. He was of middle age, heavily  built, deep chested and broad shouldered.  Looking at his figure, one would have  said that he had a giant's strength ; at his  face that he would use it like a giant. He  wits (.-lean shaA'en, his hair rather closely  y  ^^t what would otherwise have been  \ %^'pt of ^contact. .Deeply sunken bent *">. ^ese,"glowed in the obscure light a  pai /es of uncertain color,  but, ob-  ���viou _ enough, too small. There was  something forbidding in their expression,  which was not bettered by the cruel  mouth and wide jaw. The nose was well  enough, as noses go; one does not exoect  much of noses. All that was sinister in  the man's face seemed accentuated by an  unnatural pallor���he appeared al together  bloodless.  The appearance of the other men was  sufficiently commonplace : they were such  persons as one meets and forgets 'that he  met. All were younger than the man described, between whom and the eldest of  the other*, who stood apart, there was  apparently no kindly feeling. They  avoided looking at one another.  '���Gentlemen." said the man holding the  candle and keys, '* \ believe everything is  right.    Are you ready, Mr. Rosser ?"  The man standing apart from the group  bowed and'smiled. *  "And you, Mr. Grossmith?"  The heavy man bowed and scowled.  " You   will   please   remove   your' outer  clothing."  Their hiits, coats, waistcoats and neckwear were soon removed and thrown outside! he door, iu the passage. The man  with the candle now nodded, and the  fourth man���he who had urged Mr. Gross-  mith to leave the wagon���produced from  the pocket of his overcoat two long, murderous-looking bow'ie knives, which he  drew from tlie scabbards.  "They are exactly alike," he said, presenting one to each of the two principals  ��� for by this time the dullest observer  would have understood the nature of this  meeting. It was to be a duel to the  death.  I_ach combatant took a knife, examined  it critically near the candle and tested  the strength of blade and handle across  his lilted knee. Their persons were then  searched in turn, each by the second of  the other.  "if it is agreeable to you, Mr. Gross-  mith," said the man holding the light,  "you will place yourself in that corner."  He indicated the angle of the room farthest from the door, to which Grossmith  retired, his second parting from him with  a. grasp of the hand which had nothing of  cordiality iu it. Iu the angle nearest the  door Mr. Iiosser stationed himself, aud,  after a whispered consultation, his second  left him, joining the other near the door.  At that .moment the candle was suddenly  extinguished, leaving all in profound  darkness. This may have been done by a  draft from the opened door: whatever  the cause, the effect was appalling !  "Gentlemen," said a voice which  sounded strangely unfamiliar in the altered condition affecting the relations of  the senses, " gentlemen, you will not move  until you hear the closing of the outer  door."  A sound of trampling ensued, the closing of the inner door : and finally the outer one closed with a concussion which  shook the entire building.  A few minutes later a- belated farmer's  boy met a wagon which was being driven  furiously toward the town of Marshall.  He declared that behind.the two figures  on the front seat stood a third with his  hands upon the bowed shoulders of the  others, who appeared to struggle vainly  to free themselves from its grasp. This  figure, unlike the others, was clad/in  white, and had undoubtedly boarded the  wagon as it passed the haunted house.  As the lad could boast a considerable former experience with the supernatural  thereabout, his word had the weight  justly due to the testimony of an expert.  Tlie story eventually appeared iu the Advance, with some slight literary embellishments and a concluding intimation  that the gentlemen referred to would be  allowed the use of the paper's columns for  their version of the night's adventure.  But the privilege remained without a  claimant.  The events which led up to this "duel  in the dark " were simple enough. One  evening three young men of the town of  Marshall were sitting in a quiet corner of  the porch of the village hotel, smoking  and discussing such matters as three educated young men of a Southern village  would naturally find interesting. Their  names were King, Sancher and Rosser.  At a little distance, within easy hearing,'  but taking no part iu the conversation,  sat. a fourth. He was a stranger to the  others. They merely knew that on his  arrival by the stage coach that afternoon  he had written in the hotel register the  name Robert Grossmith. He had not  been observed to speak to anyone except  the hotel clerk. He seemed, indeed, singularly fond of his own company���or, as  the personnel of the Advance expressed  it, "grossly addicted to evil associations."  But then "it should be said in justice to  the stranger that the personnel was himself of a too convivial disposition fairly to  judge one differently gifted, and had,  moreover, experienced a slight rebuff in  an effort at an "interview."  "I hate any kind of deformity in a woman," said King, "whether natural or���  or acquired. I have a theory that any  physical defect has its correlative mental  and moral defect."  "I infer, then," said Rosser, gravely,  " that a lady lacking the advantage of a  nose would find the struggle to become  Mrs. King an arduous enterprise."  " Of course you may put it that way,"  was the reply: "but, seriously, I once  threw over a most charming girl on learning, quite accidentally, that she had suffered amputation of a toe. My conduct  was brutal, if you like, but if L.-had married that girl 1 should have been miserable and should have made her so."  " Whereas," said Sancher, with a light  laugh, " by marrying a gentleman of  more liberal views she escaped with a cut  throat."  "Ah, you know to whom I refer! Yes,  she married Manton, but J don't know  about his liberality ; I'm not sure but he  cut bet throat because he discovered that  she lacked that excellent thing in woman,  the middle toe of the right foot."  " Look at that chap !" said Rosser in a  him when he challenged Kosser. I told  Rosser and Sancher who he wtisbefore we  played him this horrible trick. When  Rosser left this dark room at our heels,  forgetting his clothes in  the excitement,  low voice, hiseyes fixed upon the stranger. " '  That pi'i-sou was obviously listening intent ly tu i he conversation.  "Damn     his   impudence!"    whispered  King���" what ought we to do ? "  "That's an easy one," R:)sser replied,,  rising. "Sir," he continued, addressing  the stranger, "J think it would be better  if you would remove your chair.to- the  other end of the veranda. The presence  of gentlemen is evidently an unfamiliar  situation to you."  The man sprang to his feet and strode  forward with clenched hands, his face  white with rage. All were now standing.  Sancher stepped between the belligerents.  " You are hasty and unjust," he said to  Rosser; " this gentleman has done nothing to deserve such,language."  But Rosser would not withdrawn, word.  By the custom of the country 'and the  time, there could be but one outcome to  the quarrel.  "I demand the satisfaction due to,a  gentleman," said the stranger, who had  become more calm. " I have not an acquaintance in this region. Perhaps you,  sir," bowing to Sancher, "will be kind  enough to'represent me in this matter."  Sancher accepted the trust���somewhat  reluctantly, it must be confessed, for the  man's appearance aud   manner  were  not  at all   to hi'-  liking.    King, who, during  the colloquy,   had   hardly   removed   his  eyes from the stranger's face, and had.not  spoken a word, consented  with a nod to  act for Rosser, and the  upshot of it was  that,   the   principals   having   retired,   a  meeting was arranged for the next evening.    The nature of the arrangements has  been  already disclosed.    The duel   with  knives  in a dark   room  was ouch a commoner feature of South western  life than  it is likely to be again.    How thin a veneering of " chivalry " coverttd the es-ential  'brutality of  the code under which.such  encounters   were   possible,   we   shall   see.  Iu the bla/.e of a midsummer noonday,  the old Manton.house was hardly true to  its traditions,   it was of the earth, earthy.  The   sunshine   caressed    it   warmly   and'  affectionately, with evident unconsciousness of its  bad   reputation.     The   grass  greening-all   the   expanse   in   its   front  seemed  to grow, not rankly, but with a  natural and joyous exuberance,  and  the  weeds blossomed quite likf1 plants.    Kull  of charming lights iind shadows, and populous  with  pleasant-voiced birds, the neglected shade trees no longer struggled to  run  away, but  bent reverently beneath  their burdens of sun and song.    Even in  the glassless upper  windows was an expression  of  peace and contentment, due  to the light within.    Over the stony fields  the visible heat danced with a lively tremor incompatible with the gravity which  is an attribute of the supernatural.  Such was the aspect under which the  place presented itself to sheriff Adams  and two other men who had come out  from Marshall to look a,t it. One of these  men was Mr. King, the sheriff's deputy:  the other, whose name was Brewer, was a  brother of the late Mr��. Manton. Under  a beneficent law of the state relating to  property which has been for a" certain  period abandoned by its owner, whose-  residence cannot be ascertained, the sheriff was the legal custodian of the Manton  farm and the appurtenances' thereunto  belonging. His present visit was in mere  perfunctory compliance with sime order  of a court in which Mr. Brewer had an action to get possession of the^property as  heir to his deceased sister. By a mere  coincidence'the visit-was made on 'the  day after the night that deputy King had  unlocked the house for another and very  different purpose. His presence now was  not of his own choosing : -h��. had been ordered to accompany his superior, and at  the moment could think of nothing more  prudent/ than simulated alacrity in obedience. Tie had intended going anyhow,  but in other company.  Carelessly opening the front- door,  which, to his surprise, was not locked, the  sheriff was amazed to see, lying on the  floor of the passage into which ic opened,  a confused heap of men's apparel. Examination showed it to consist of two hats,  and the same number of coats, waistcoats  and scarves, all in a remarkably good  state of preservation, albeit somewhat  defiled by the dust in which they lay.  Mr. Brewer was equally astonished, but  Mr. King's emotion is not of record. With  a new and lively interest in his own actions, the sheriff now unhitched and  pushed open a door on the right, and the  three entered. The room was apparently  vacant���no : as their eyes became accustomed to the dimmer 1 if,'lit. something  was visible iu the farthest angle of the  wall. It was a human figure- that of a  man crouching close in the corner. Something in the attitude made tlie intrticjers  halt when they had barely passed the  threshold. The figure more and more  clearly defined itself. The man was upon  one knee, his back in the angle of the  wall, his shoulders elevated to the level of  his ears, his hands before his face, palms-  outward, the fingers spread and crooked  like claws ; the white face turned upward  on the retracted neck had an expression  of unutterable fright, the mouth half  open, the eyes incredibly expanded. lie  was stone dead���dead of terror! Yet,  with the exception of a knife, which had  evidently fallen from his own hand, not  another object was in the room.  Ju the thick dust which covered the  floor were some confused footprints near  the door and along the wall through  which it opened. Along one of the adjoining walls, too, past the boarded-up  windows, was the trail made by the man  himself in reaching his corner. Instinctively in approaching the body the three  men now followed that trail. The sheriff  grasped one of the outthrowu arms : it  was as rigid as iron, and the application  of a gentle force rocked the entire body  without altering the relations of its parts.  Brewer, pale with terror, ga/.ed intently  into the distorted face. " God of mercy ! "  lie suddenly cried, "it is Manton!"  "You are right," said King, with an  evident attempt at calmness: "I knew  Manton. He then Wore a full beard and  his hair long, but this is he."  He might  have added: "I   recognized  and driving away with us in his shirt-- all  through (lit* di-L-reditnble. proci-edjug-- we  knew whom we. were den I ing with, ninr-  df-rer .'mil cowai'l th.-i- In- '\as!" ���-  ' But. i... hing ni tin-, .l.tl Mr. King -ay.  With hi-, better light he was trying to  ' penetrate the mystery of the man's death'.  That he had not once moved from the corner where he had been stationed, that his  posture was that of neither attack nor defence, that he had dropped his weapon,  that he had obviously perished of sheer  terror of something-that he saw--these  were circumstances which Mr. King's disturbed intelligence could not rightly comprehend.  Groping iu intellectual darkness for a  clew to his ma/.e of doubt, his ga/.e. directed mechanically downward, as is the  way of fine who ponders momentous'matters, fell upon something whi.ch, there, in  the light of day, and in tin- presence of  living companions, struck him with an invincible terror. In the dust of years that  lay thick upon the Moor���leading from the  door by which they had entered, stmight  across the room to within a yard of Man-  ton's crouching corpse���were three parallel lines of footprints���light but definite  .impressions of bare feet, the outer ones  those of small children, the inner a woman's. , hYom the point at which they  ended they did not return: they pointed  all one way. Brewer, who had observed  them at the same moment, was leaning  forward in an attitude of rapt attention,  horribly pale.  "Look at tha't!" he cried, pointing with  both hands at the nearest print of the  woman's right foot, where she had apparently stopped and stood. "The middle  toe is missing���it was Gertrude ! "  Gertrude was the late Mrs. Manton, sister to Mr. Brewer.  ONCE   MORE   A   DEFICIT.  SLOOAN   MINING-   NOTES.  So much zinc has appeared in the ore at  the Lucky Jim that a change iu the machinery of the mill has to be effected to successfully treat .the product, hence the  closing down of the mine last week.  Thirty men have been temporarily  thrown out of employment.  ' i  Jt is semi-officiallv stated that the British American Corporation, "which has been  operating so extensively of late in Rossland, is endeavoring to secure control of  the Slocan Star.  Sampler returns on (iO tons of Silver  Bell ore show 1:30ounces of silver from the  carbonates aiid 262 ounces from the galena. This property has been developed  by only two men, and the shipment represented two months' work. The Silver  Bell is on south fork of Kaslo creek.  But fewof the mushroom mining companies organized during the past IS  mouths, have paid up their registration  fees since January I, and, as a result, the  atmosphere of the province is the clearer  and better for their failure.  The Byron N. White Company is an extra provincial organization just gazetted,  with its head office in Milwaukee, Wis.,  aud a capital stock of half a million dollars, divided into 50-cent shares. Sandon  is the local headquarters, and Bruce  AAliite attorney for the company.  The Humbler A: Cariboo Consolidated  has registered as an extra provincial company, giving Spokane as its head office,  and the local office at Kaslo, with W. H.  Adams in charge. The capital stock is  divided into a million $1.00 shares.  All claims against the Ibex Mining Co.  have Lo be iu the hands of C.  E. Steele,  Kaslo, by the *2Sth in'st. March 8th, at  Victoria, is the date set for adjudicating  the debts of the insolvent company.  Sixty men have been added to the force  of.the Queen Bess, and development on a  large scale has been inaugurated.  Five feet of clear ore, assaying as high  as $1700, has been struck in the old workings on the Idaho.  The Payne is credited with having realized $1,000,000 in profits to its present  owners during the past year.  Ottawa parties have subscribed for the  whole of the treasury stock of, the Twin  mine,- at Ainswortli, paying 2o cents pet-  share.  C. Rutherford, a leading mining engineer of Buluwayo, Matabeleland. South  Africa, is'on his way to West Kootenay,  to examine the mineral deposits. On his  report hinges heavy investments.  Three carloads of ore from the Vancouver 'group, on Four-mile creek, have  given smelter returns���from the Everett  works���$n7,.l2. II. Several more carloads of  the same high grade galena is on the way  for treatment, and regular shipments will  be maintained.  A three-drill compressor is to be put in  at the I vanhoe. Work will commence in  April for sinking the long shaft.  The Cinderella and Med ford claims,  near Three Forks, have been purchased  by A. B. Docksteader for $2X00.  Preparations are being made to resume  work on the Wonderful.  Litigation affecting the Wakefield and  other Four-mile properties has been settled, G. .13. I). Turner, the late manager,  having withdrawn his suit against' the  West Kootenay Exploring'Company, a  Scotch organization.  E. M. Saudi lands, of Sandon, lias been  appointed attorney for the Wonderful  Mining Company and the Miller Creek  Mining Company.  The Reco Mining and .Milling Co.. of  Sandon, has had its last year's report issued in the handsomest style of any yet  seen in the camp, and it is in cvevy respect a work of highest finish. It is in  booklet form and cover, sewed with silk,  filled with photogravures of the workings  and scenery of surrounding towns, and of  the best typographical effort. .1. M. Harris, the manager, compiled the report,  which was issued at Buffalo, N. V.  Provincial Government Expenses Still Larger  Than  the Receipts.  At . lie opi-...ijg of the provincial legislature last week, the public accounts i'or  the ��� fiscal   year ending June 'lOih. ���* IS"'7.  were presented.   The balance .-heet    ��� uf.\s  that   (lie   liabilities   of the province on  June   30th   last-were $(',.*>SG.i 04,  ��..*>.inst  $(5,400,708 on June :30th, 1800.    The assets  are   putdown  at $2,.'301,0!J0, ��� so    hat the  balance of  liabilities over assets is .$_,-  281,014. ' The largest asset of the province  is still the Nakusp Ac Slocan railway mortgage, which is putdown at $047,072, while  the Shuswap Ac Okanagan   Railway  Company   owes   $04,282,  against   $24,2S7  last  last year.    The' Victoria & Sydney Railway  Company  has also  been  a heavier  tax on the province, as the interest paid  by   the   government   on   the  company's  bonds  hist   year   was $27,832, as  against  $21,225 tin* previous year. - The cash   balance at the  treasury  is only $1095.    The  total   liabilities  over'assets increased  in  1800-07 by $190,000.  The following are the receipts aud  expenditures :  KI-X'KII-TS.  Dominion of Canada:  InU'i-e.M,   .Subsidy   Grant per capita   Lands conveyed   ���   Land sides   Lund revenue   I'imber loyalty and licenses ���  APPLICATION   FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.  ...$  Survey fee* ..  Rents, exclusive of land.    ..  1 tents, timber lease-.   Free miner's certificates   "Mining receipts general    Licenses..  . ,   Marriage licences '   Ileal properly'lax       Personal uroperlv tax   Wild laud tux   Income lax   Mini-rill lax"   Re\ enue tax   Registered luxe*, arrears ���  Tax sale deeds   Revenue service, refunds .. .  Commission on sales for taxc-  Kino.-, and forfeitures   Law .stiimps   Probate fees         Registry fees   Assay ollice fees   A��yInm for insane   Printing ollice receipts  Sale of government- properly  Reimbursements in aid   Interest '..  Chinese Restriction Act. 18SI  .Miscellaneous receipts   Succession duty.'   Bureau of mines   Provincial home '      Timber scalers' fees   18!X;-!I7.  29,151 OU  35,000 01)  78,533 10  100,000 00  . !iG._ll o:t  '   (i,857 10  j,->,g:ii ho  701) 35  62 1)0  I0.(i(-.-' 51  K16.li.Sl 01)  157,108 87  51), -21 ri H;)  ���'.("���JO 01)  10.1,773 17  10S.115 00  41.511 -S.'i  8.037 D2  2S.7SS (*-!  IJI,8.-��i 00  .-j-- Ii(i  10 00  100 (iO  7>)() '21  I5,0!J-' S2  10.-J01 55  3.185 30  l)(i,()I3  13  ���J.0'A2 5S  2.i.07S 35  S"5 30  I, UK 07  Ki,(kS5 (10  ������1.312 50  2.150 31  10.228 01  1,183 Of)  172 IS  oil 70  Notice is bereby'given that application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province >-f nniinh <Jo-  lumbia, at its next i-e^ion. for an act io incorporate a  company to build, construct, equip, maintain and operate  a line or lines of railway of standard or narrow giiage,  for the purpose of carrying freight and passengers from  a point on the north shore of the West Arm of Ivootenny  lake at or near the City of Xelson. thence along the -aid  arm to Six-mile creek: thence following Six-mile creek  to a point al or near the divide boiwceii Lemon and  Springer creeks, in the district of  i\ o--1 ICoolenay and  province  aforesaid, .with   power  to  equip,   construct,  operate and maintain branch lines to any mine or m.nes  or other points whatever within  a radius of thirty miles  from any ]ioinf alon���' the line of j-uid railway or tei milium  llieicof: and all necessary bridges, road ways and ferric,  and  to build, own and maintain wharves', .steamboat.s,  and docks in connection therewith: and  with  power of  using in  the opeialion of said    railway or nn.v   of its  branches, hte.iin. electricity or other monvi: power: with  the power to build, equip, niaiiiuiiniiiul oporau: I olcgr<i ph  and telephone lines in connection with  the said railwtiv  nnd branches: and fort lie tr.iiismi.ssion ofnie.ssiiges foil lie  public and commercial purposes: and to generate elect i icily for Ihcrupply of light, heatnnd power:and with power  toexprqpriate lands for the purposes of the company, and  to acquire lands, bourses, privileges, donations, hums or  other aids from any government, municipal corporations,  or other person or persons or bodies, and to levy and collect tolls from any person.-, using and on all freight ofanv  description or kind i-oevor,  uas-ing over anv of mii-Ii  roads, railways,' femes, steamboats and wharves built bilbo company: and with power to lease, make trallh; or  other arrangements with railway, steamboat, or other  companies and for all other usual and  necessarv  or incidental powers, rights and privileges   in  anv i\uv conducive lo the'ULuiumcnt of the above objects or any of  them.       'JOHN KLLIOT. Solicitor for the Applicants.  Ualedat Nelson,  Hritish Columbia,  Ibis 2i)th dav of  December, A. I J. 1807. [.lanuary lsi|  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Total 81,30.3.142 21  Interest on investment of sinking fund     SlT.OOti (Id  In round numbers the receipts increased  by .-f)'100,000 over those of last year, the  principal increases being iu land sales,  timber royalties and licenses, free miner's  certificates, mining receipts, real and personal property tax, mineral tax and registry fees.  IJXI'KMHTUKKS.  Public Debt:  Interest   'Sinking funds..'      :   Premium and expenditure   Disbursements and commission   Kxpenses, consolidation   Civil government, salaries   Administration of .justice, salaries   Legislation -    ��� .    .  Public Institutions, Jlaintcnaiu-e:  I'riiitingotlice   Asylum for the Insane      Miiscum   Provincial Home        I'lircnu of mines   Hospitals and charities   Administration Justice, other than Salaries  Kducalioii .............. .:  ...  Transport ,...-',.......  Rent '..:-.-.....     ..;........  '���:      ...  Revenue services���   Puiilic Works:  Works and buildings ....J'....... i.. ...  "N'ow parliament buildings   Government bouse. Victoria��� .    .  Roads, streets, etc...       '-���:   Surveys.......  ..���    .............  Miscellaneous   Pur~uniitlo I he-Creditors Trust Deeds Act. l8!K)."and  -Amending Acts. ,  Soiicu is hereby given I hut, Arthur W. Peck, trading  under the name, style and firm of A. W. Peck & Co . iu  the City of iNelson, in the province of British Columbia,  dealer in furniture and household supplies, carrying on  business there has by deed dated the 31st. day of December, M),, assigned all his pursionnl estate, credits and  ellccfs which may bo -seized and sold under execution  and all his real estate to John Joseph Campbell, of the  said City of iNOlson, accountant, in Iru-t for the benefit'  of ins creditors. The said deed was executed by the mid  Arthur U . Peck and John.Joseph Campbell on the ��.aid  .'1st clay of December. 1807. All persons having claims  against, the said A. \V. Peck & Co. are required on or before the loth day of Kobrunrv, 1S!)8, to send to the ��-aiel  trunee full particulars of the Miuiedulv verified together  with particulars of any security heir! bv them. And  notice is hereby given that after the said loth dav of  l-ebriiary, IS'IS. the trustee will proceed to distribute the  as-eisauiong those creditors whose claims have been  lodged with him, and that he will not be responsible  lifter such dale for the assets so distributed or anv part  ���thereof to any person or persons, tirm or corporation of  ��� whose debt or claim he shall not then have received  notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the ollice of  l-.dward A. Crease. Raker street. Nelson. Hritish Columbia, on Saturday, the Stb day of January, 18*13. al llie  hour of 2 o clock in the afternoon.  KDWARD A. CKKASK, Solicitor for the Trustee.  Dated at Nelson, II. C. this 31st day of December. 1897.  NOTICE   OF   TIMBER   LIMIT.  i.snii.f)7  I89,<*23 SS  8U'2I  51  2,111  00  3,0lli  05  781!  3.3  1.31,57(1 93  133.5S2  It  31,502  37  11.033  28  2II,I'(*I  51  2.581  21  S.2I.U  3li  2.057  <X<  15.253  K.3  70,402  77  220,810'  38  11,757  15  ���IS  50  15,051  23  30.354  13  180.3'.).3  11  2.7t;s  (il  27G.0S1  08  20.51 iii  13  123.0(i3 02  Less   amount,-, of sinking   funds as above,  chargeable to investment, account - -..  $l,(,53,!''J-i 17  !)7,!)2I 51  N'ol expenditure ������ ���     ...........Sl,o!l!l,071 03  'While the expenditures are less than  those of last year and the receipts considerably more, yet there is the usual deficit, this time a little less than $200,000.  New Separating Process.  An improvement in the process of separating gold and silver from the ores has  been devised iu Denver, Col. The-preparatory method is to grind the gold and  silver ores to the desired fineness and  then add a certain percentage of common  gypsum, also reduced to a certain mesh.  To the ground ores and gypsum is added  water, and the thorough mixing or churning of the primal ingredients begins.  When this mixing or churning .'reduces  the ore and gypsum to the consistency of  clay, the matter is taken out and molded  into any desired form and left to dry,  which requires but a very short time.  After the bricks or. slabs have become  sufficiently dry they tire ready to be  dumped into tanks or other receptacles,  and ti chemical solution is turned on;  anil, the matrices being entirely porous,  the chemic-ils perineate the bricks, carrying away in solution from 0,*5 to 00 per  cent, of all gold in the ore.  Great Northern Extension.  N. I). Miller, C. Al. Miller, George Keefer,  and J.-1. Nation tire superintending the extension of the Great Northern from Bonner's Kerry to the boundary line. Nation  is the son of the financial backer of the  Nelson Ac Bedlington railway. The proposed line joins the Great' Northern near  the depot at Bonner's Ferry and crosses  the Ivootenay river below the old landing.  It then skirts the foothills above high  water mark. Another survey gang will  be put on from this end and two ov three  lines run, from which .a definite grade will  be selected.   Want the Corbin Road.  Grand Korks held a mass meeting Thursday, backed up by the board of trade, to  consider the rail way situation. The consensus of opinion of the audience was  unanimously in favor of the Corbin extension into the Boundary Creek 'country,  as the best interests of the camp would be  imperilled by the C. I\ H. now that the  latter has bought out the Ucin/.e belongings. H. Armstrong,of Kossland, has been  sent to'Ottawa to lobby in favor of Mr.  Corbin, his expenses being paid by mayor  Manly, the city, and the townsite company.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date we  intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for a special license to cut timber on the following  described lands:- Commencing at a post planted on Six-  mile creek trail about 20u yards north from a small lake  on Summit creek, marked S. K. corner post of G. K.  roster rind George Gillies timber limit, thence running  about north 50 degrees east, IliO chains along the east  side of Lemon creek, thence north 75 degrees, ivest iii  chains crossing Lemon creek, thence south 15 degrees,  west 100 chains along the west bank of 1-oinon creek,  crossing the second north fork of Lemon creek, thence  south io degrees, east ��2 chains crossing Lemon creek k>  the place ot beginning, containing 1000 acres more or less.  G. K. KOSTICR,  ,    .   ,  , GKOltGJ": GILLIES.  Dated January 5th. 18118. [January .nth]  Notice     of    Application     for    Certificate    of  Improvements.  SNOW.SUIlC.MINKJMr. CLAIM, SITUATION TilK.SEI.SO.VJII.V-  i.vc; iiivisio.v ok wi:st ICOOTIC.VAV DISTHICT. _X1>  I.OCATKI) ON WILD IIOK.SU (:lti:i-:i_ AHOUT (I.VK MILK  I'itO.M   TIIK TOWN  OI-"  Y.MIK.  Take notice that I, J. A. ICirk, acting as agent for  Holier. _ uKoii Dodd, free minor's- corliHcatu No. 3fi!)3.i, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply tot lie milling recorder for a certificate of improvements, forthe purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that, action, under^sectioii 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements, j. ,\. ICIKK.  Dated this Ilth day of January, 1S98.        [.lanuary lath]  Notice   of  Application   for .'.Certificate   of  Improvements.  IIYWATKH    MINEHAL   CLAIM,    SITUATE    IN, THE   NELSON  MININli DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY  DISTItlCT,   AND  I.OCATEB   ON THE NORTH SIDE OK WILD HOUSE CKEEIC  ,\      AIIOCT SEVEN  MILES  EAST OK THE NELSON AND KOItT  ^SIIKI'CAHD  UAILWAY.  Take notice that.I, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  l'lnlip White, free miner's certillcati; So. 9S.2I1, intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to applv to the mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37.  must bo commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.       SAA1 LTIOL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated this 28th day of October, 1S97. [Dec. Ith|  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. 1 intend to apply to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described lands.  , DESCKII'TION.  Commencing al a post planted .00 feet easterly from  railway in Slocan river valley and about ten miles from  Junction, marked W. IT. D.'s S. R corner, thence north  80 chains, thence west 10 chains, thence south SO chains,  thence east 10 chains, to point of commencement, containing 320acres more or less. W. M. DOWSING.  Dated Nelson, li. C, December !lth. 1S07.        [Dec. lllh]  Notice of Application  to   Lease   Land.  I hereby give notice that.thirty daysafterthisdatc I intend to apply lo the assistant commissioner of lands and  works, for a lease of I IK) acres of land for a term of  twenty-one years, for the purpose of opening up and  working a stone ciimrrv.  AKl.'IliK MAIN*WARING JOHNSON.  Dated at Nelson, .lanuary 31st. lStlS. [Feb. .31 h|  c DESCUIITION.'  ('oiiinioiii.'ingnt a post, nun ked '.'A. M.-J.'s S.K. corner."  on the west bank of Crawford bay about one mile south  of Crawford c:ri5vk thence west io chains, thence north  II) chains, thence east forty chains, more or. less lu tin:  west bank of Crawford bay. thence southerly, following  the sinuosities of the shore line of S'lid Crawford baj in  the point, of commencement, containing UK) ricn.-s niorc  or less.  Ni.  Certificate  of   Registration   of an  Provincial    Company.  Extra-  "COMl-ANIES  ACT. -IS!*"."  'THE E.MIMItE CONSOLIDATED -MININli COMPANY.'  Registered the 27lh day of December, 1SI7.  T IIKI'KBY CKRTII-'V that I have this day registered  ���*���   the " Kmpirc Consolidated  Mining Company'" as an  Kxtra-I'roviiicial  Company  under the "Companies Act.  18.07."  The head oflicc of the Company is situate in the City of  Spokane, .State of Washington, (.'. S. A.  The amount of the capital of the Company is $500,000.  divided into 50.000 shares of Sin each.  The head ollice of the Comp'iiiy in this province is situate at Ainswortli. Kootenai, District, and .1. W. Smith, ft  Notary Public, whose address is Ainswortli. li. C. is the  attorney for the Company.  The time of existence of the Coiniiany is fifty years.  The objects for which the Company has been established niid registered are:  To buy. own. sell, lease, work and develop mines and  mining claims; to mine. buy. sell, ship and ireat ores  and minerals; build, own. lease, and operate .concentrators, stamp mills, and all machinery and apparatus  which may be used in treating and reducing ores: buy.  own. lease and sell rent estate, mill sites, water rights,  water fronts and wharves; to build and operate and  eiinip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: lo  deal in all kinds of merchandise, am! engage iu all such  other things as are incidental and conducive lo the attainment of the objects and purposes of Ibis Corporation.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice n' Victoria.  Province of Hritish Columbia, this _7th day of December.  1SJI7. '      S. Y. WOO'I'TON.  [i���s.| Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  violin. Mandolin or  Orchestra furnished  Instructions   given   on the  banjo.   Teniis Reasonable,  for all occasions.  FRANK H. IIAKI'KIi, Treniont Hotel. Nelson  (,|  m  sty4a  ;_-_��'*�����  ���J; ,-i i  ."'��;.ri  m'  _^M_���tt_!i___��^  ��w-mrMBrmjB_wTW  HrHJtWKM'MWlW*  JM  '��,1  > i  __������  1_ 'it   ���_��� |H  I'-'  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19,   1898.  LOCAL , NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Kaslo held a big m.-i-s meet ing on Saturday nifjhtiind strongly conilcmhcd W.'A.  Carljde's pi'opn-cri v!i.t.i_v- tn the mineral  act, with respect t��i the loc-ation, life and  assessment work of a claim. The verdict  was that the prospector should nor, have  his privileges curtailed.  Wednesday afternoon the large transfer barge that the C. l.\ R. have had  ., building for the past two months, was  successfully launched. It is large enough  to accommodate lo car--, and will lie used  between Nelson and Kuskonook, in connection with the Crow's Nest railway.  J. Wilson, superintendent of C. I\ R.  telegraphs, has been inspecting the system , in-the Nelson division during the  week.  Revelstoke will get no assistance from  the Dominion government for protecting  1 its river banks, the latter having declined  because of provincial inaction. :  D. Morrison was killed in the Trout  lake district last week by a cave-in in the  property on which he was working.  H. Knox's jewelery store, at  New  Denver, was robbed last week of the bulk of  its stock of watches, rings, etc.    The loss  '   was considerable.    Entrance was et'i'ected  through the front door by a skeleton key.  Tenders are 'being asked for the construction of the buildings of the sampling  works at I .osebery.  Silverton will celebrate May 24th, a  meeting having been held to arrange the  preliminaries.  R. 0. Matheson ' has purchased the  ' ���    Silverton Silvertonian.  A bad mud slide at the Seven Devils on  ��� Saturday prevented through traffic on  the Spokane Palls Ac Northern railway.  Capitalists are ready with the necessary  funds to build a railway from Albert  Canyon to Revelstoke by way of north  fork of the" rilecillewaet, Downie creek,  ��� and Columbia valley. This would open  up the Big Bend country.  Tuesday, night . the Voting People's  Society of the Presbyterian church held a  successful entertainment, the Apollo  .quartette being the chief attraction.  Traffic, on the Kaslo Ac Slocan railway  at the beginning of the week was blocked  for several days, almost all the rolling  stock being held up near Whitewater by  snowsiides.  ' - Steamer Kootenay is again in service,  her damages from-the.recent accident at  Robson having been repaired.  " Sport'' Whitmore has been promoted  to the captain's berth on the steamer  Lyttou. Pete Wilson succeeds as pilot on  the Kootenay.  Captain Kitzstubbs has returned from  Victoria, where he was under medical  treatment, and taken up his duties- as  warden of the provincial jail. There are  ten prisoners to look after, and they were  moved into their new quarters last week.  Sunday morning the Knights of Pythias  will attend divine service at the Presbyterian church.  The C. P. H. is calling for tenders for  the construction of a transfer wharf in  this city.  R. T. Lowery. financier of the New Denver Ledge, shuffled into the city Wednesday, en route to Kaslo and Sandon.  Wednesday evening the Somers Family  Concert Co. gave a pleasing entertain-,  ment in the fireball, under the auspices of  the local lodge, Knights of Pythias. The  tour children, though' young in years,  furnished the bulk of the programme, and  were especially good in character  sketches.  J. K. Myers, of New York, has purchased the Trail brewery i'or $25,000.  There were $(50,000 in debts against the  place.  IT. T. Bragdon, of New Denver, the  leading hardware merchant of the Slocan  lake country, .spent several days here this  week on business. Pie was accompanied  by Mrs. Bragdon.  The Grand Central hotel, New Denver,  was burglarized last week, a quantity of  cigars and liquors being taken.  Applications are being solicited by the  city for the position of collector and  water commissioner, to be sent in to clerk  Straehan.  Tuesday evening a fancy dress assembly  was held at the Royal hotel.  D. It. Young has purchased the plant ot  the Slocan City Pioneer, and will- move it  to Moyie City.  No train arrived from Slocan City on  Tuesday owing to the derailing of a number of freight cars about ten miles from  that town. Later in the evening a slide  took place on another section, blocking  up the road till the following flay.  CANADIAN   "PACIFIC    RAILWAY    COMPANY."  OVVIVA-;  OF  TIIK  Sfl'HUI.VTKNOKNT.  Have accumulated a large lot of remnants from our  clearance sale and stock taking, we offer at a special bargain for one week only remnants of Dress Goods, Silks,  Table Damasks, Cottons, Flannels, Flanneletts, Shirtings,  Ginghams, Muslins, .Hamburg Laces, Ribbons, Toweling,  Linings, and Curtains.  A small lot short ends of Carpets, suitable to make  floor rugs at a bargain. ���  We have received a complete line of these  g-oods. We guarantee to you every pair  of Scissors and every Razor.  WE HAVE just received a large consignment  of jams and jellies from the O'Kell & Morris  Fruit Preserving- Company, of Victoria, in five  pound pails, and 1, 2, and 3 pound glass jars,  which we are quoting at very low; prices.  "We carry a complete line of groceries, and  carry only first-class gsoods. We also carry a  full line of shelf and heavv hardware, and  make a specialty of miners' supplies. Agents  for Giant Powder Company.  CORNER BAKER AND. JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  $5 .to  $50,000  On improved or unimproved real estate  FOR SALE OR RENT���A well established restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing* of same.        .     ,  In order to reduce our stock we will offer for next week only a special discount of  20 per cent on purchases of $1 or upwards, of soap shown in our window.  We  have  a great variety to choose from, regular prices  running  from 5 cents to  $1.50 a cake.  This is a rare opportunity to keep clean a little cost.  'puggists.  G-     -A_.  ^V"^^T_B_R_3yE^^--Tsr     &     CO.  Direct from New York io cases of the most complete and  fashionable stock of Ladies' and Gentlemen's footwear in  Kootenav. Call and inspect our stock and compare it with  that of other st6res and see how easily you can start a  small  bank account.  West' Baker'Street, Nelson, B.C.  f_ELSOI SHOE STOR  W. GRJ\HAWI & CO.  The cheapest piace to buy goods is at the store of...  ��  AND IiKAIjKUS iN  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Tressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.    Baker Street, Nelson.  YVnite Cotton Towels   14 by  24,   5  cents each  White Cotton  Towels 24 by 36,   2  for 25  cents Striped Turkish  Towels   16 by 34,   2  for 25 cents  Pure  Linen Towels   19 by 34,  $2.25  per dozen  Linen  Table  Napkins,  $r  and  $1.25  per dozen  White  Honeycomb' Quilts,'   10:4 size,   usual   price $1.50,  our price $1.25'  White   Lace' Curtains,   50c,   75c and $1.00 per pair  Lot  683, BIocK 1, West  Kootenay, Containing 125 Acres.  Known as Squire's Point  The most.  a?____*srx3B_s.s.  Tonder- will ho received up to Thursday, tho "lt.li inst.,  hy tin: uncle -igned for the construction of n transfer  wharf al Nelson.  Particulars may be had on application In Mr. A. If.  Houlton, assistant engineer. Xelson.  ' A deposit of ton nor cent, of l.ho amount of tender will  be required as u guarantee for t ho completion of contract.  II. 10. P.k.vsi.kv, Superintendent.  Nelson. I J. C, Kebruary lath. ISSIS.   .,. _ desirable point for n summer hotel on the  westiiriu of ICoolenay lake. O'ooil safe bathing for ladies  and children, there huing over one-(|urirt.cr mile of Mind  beach,   ('rod garden with bearing .small fruits.  ��   Will .sell whole or a part.  The highest or any I'-ndor not necessarily accepted.  Terms one-half cash balance to.soil purchaser.  Tenders opened on February L'lird.  .-Address box l'.'. Nelson. H. C.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  SOLD CHEAP  DURING   FEBRUARY  If- you are in   dead   earnest  about the   saving* of   Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  ine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  Province of Hritish Columbia. Nelson. West ��� Kootenay,  to-wit:  Py virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of the  cnniil,y court of Kootenay, at, Nelson, at tho suit of Henry  Giegorich, plaint ill', and to me directed against the (roods  and chattels of the Spokano-Knslo Mining & Milling  Company, defendants. I have seized and taken in execution all the right, title and interest of said defendants in  the "Spokane-Kaslo." '���.Spokane-Kaslo No. _." "Acme,"  and "American " mineral claims, situated on Nylo crook,  in tho Ainswortli mining division, and recorded In the  mining recorder's ollice at the City of Kaslo, B. C, to recover the sum of SUH.(ill. amount of said execution, besides sheriffs poundage, costs, and all-other legal incidental expenses, all of which I shall expose for sale, or  Miflioionl. thereof to satisfy said judgmentdebt and costs,  "f the front of the court house, Nelson, op the 3rd day of  ���March, A. 1). ISIS, at tho hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Notk: Intend ing purchasers will satisfy themselves  as to intoro-t and title of snvl defendants.  \VIU,IA.M I'. HOBIN.SON, Deputy Sheriff.  Dated at Kaslo. I!. C. February 2nd. 18!)H.       il/cb liltb]  25 CENTS ON  THE DOLLAR  I the undersigned, representing Joseph L'llmann. of .St;.  Paul. New York, and London, Knghind, wish to inform  my friends and ths public generally that 1 do not intend  to'travel us heretofore, those favoring me with shipments  of raw furs can rely on fair treatment, and prompt returns assured.    Wi-ilo for price li-t.  C. W. BAtDWIJ1, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  APPOINTMENT OF COtLECTOR AND WATER COMMISSIONER  Applioa! ions for tho appointment, of collector and water  couiinis-ioner may be sent in to the city clerk marked  "Application for Collretorship, &e.." up to noon,Monday,  Kebruary 'JHth. IS'lS The applicant appointed will be refill! red to enter into a bond with surol ies in the sum of  SaflflO.    Hv order .1. IC. ST ft AC IIA N. City Clerk.  Nelson.' Hritish Columbia. Kebruary 18th. 1S1IS.  in the buying of your footwear just take the trouble  to come here and investigate  the way ��� we are selling* so  many lines of desirable and  seasonable shoes ..........  ��  Opposite Hudson's Hay Company's Store.  Spring goods just, arrived, comprising all the latest  novelties in tweed suiting, fancy worsteds and trouserings, at I toss's, opposite Oucen's hotel.  ('owes' famous yachting serge, in black and indigo,  warranted to stand the sun ami sea. at Ross's.  Jewelery,-.Watches, Clocks,. Silverware, Sterling Silver  Goods, Lamps, Tables, - Pianos and  Sewing  Machines.  If so you can g*et suited in one of our new suits, at $6.50 op $10  Don't forget the place.  BAKER   STREET U.     A.     V3 I L K  ������.���^  nii_!U_i_i_uan  RE__B_n_n___l__9_n_


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