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 Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  KOOTENAY  Has  Three Smelters  in  Successful  Operation,  and  Enough1 Ore  in Sight  to   Run  Several   More.  SIXTH   TEAR-NO.  LI.  NELSON,   BRITTSH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,   ^EBRUART   U, L89S.  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR.  BOARD   OF   TRADE.  Business Men Are Thoroughly Alive to the Requirements of the City.  The members of the South Kootenay  Board oi" Trade assembled in tlie city hall  on Tuesday afternoon, in answer to an  emergency 'call sent out- by president  Turner. In tlie absence of tho latter,  Frank Fletcher was voted to the chair.  Applications I'or membership were received from T. Madson, T.��� G. Proctor, J.  McDonald, Geo. .Johnson, A. II. Sherwood,  L. M. Hyde, R. Hurry, .1. A. Kirkpatrick,  0. Wing, 0. Newlingand Geo. Kydd,and,  on motion, they were declared duly  elected. The Board now has a membership of '���$().  The prin.al cause of the meeting was  the necessity for immediate action regarding the erection of adequate buildings in  this city by the Ottawa government to  accommodate the rapidly expanding business in the several departments represented here, particularly the customs and  post office After discussion, Mayor  Houston, Secretary Thomson and A. ii.  .Sherwood were appointed a committee to  draft a strong memorial to the federal  authorities, on similar lines to the one  sent last fall, praying for the construction of the required buildings; the committee to report at next meeting of the'  board.  Mail communications was then brought  up, particularly into the Port Steele country. The distance from Nelson to Fort  ' Steele, through Moyie City, was about 115  miles, and the trip can be made in three  days, as against an indefinite period via  Golden. The same committee was authorized to memorialize the postmaster-general in favor of the Moyie route, as well  as calling his attention to the daily train  service to the Slocan lake country.  In conjunction with the Boards of Trade  of the Dominion, which tire moving for a  general insolvency act for Canada, the local, board has appointed Mr. Cawthoru, a  prominent hardware merchant of Montreal, to act as their delegate at a convention to be held in that city this month on  the subject.  The question of roads and trails for improving  trade  between  Nelson  and   the  various camps resulted in a long discussion.   Crawford creek, Six Mile creek and  '��~niir   were  the   chief   objective  points.  Fort Steele is making a strong bid for the  former cam)), though distaut a great deal  ��� .-'.furthec-thtm- Nelson.    A. .petition signed.  ��� by  over .100 men has been forwarded to  Victoria,  asking aid  for a  road  up the  creek from Crawford Bay, and the road  could be built cheaply.    For the first six  miles the grade has been grubbed out, and  it would cost only $500 a mile to construct.  About four miles more would tap Hooper  creek,  while another four   miles   would  bring it to the summit.    The mine owners  would then construct their own trails to  connect with  the  main   road.   The   Six  Mile  road  was also  mentioned, and the  connection  with   the   Ytnir  camp  to  be  made over the old Larsen tote road.    On  motion, the ^secretary was instructed to  urge upon the commissioner of lands and  works   the  necessity of  these  improvements,  endorsing the   petitions   already  forwarded to. that end; a copy to be also  sent to J. Fred Hume, M.P.P."  Next in order was a resolution strongly  urging the provincial government to locate the proposed land registry office for  South Kootenay in this city, as being the  most centrally located and the best calculated to serve the ends of the entire  district.  Mr. Thomson agreed to retain the position of secretary until the general meeting on the first Monday in April, when a  permanent officer will be appointed under  salary.  President Turner, Vice-President Evans  and Secretary Thomson were authorized  to secure permanent accommodations for  the board, as more room was required :  definite action to be taken at the April  meeting.   .  The meeting adjourned till Friday afternoon, to receive memorials from the committee.    ',������������':-������-  Yesterday's meeting was called to order  with president Turner in the chair. The  following new members were proposed :  S. J. Mighton, F. Irwin, F. W. Peters, J.  F. Jacobson, Ii. F. Toltuie, London Ac B. C.  Goldfields Co., per J. R. Robertson, A.  Buchanan, II. Croasdaile, J. Bannermau,  li. Wilson and A. Ferland. On motion,  the applicants were declared elected.  These increase the membership roll to  about fifty.  Following is the memorial from the  committee appointed for the purpose, to  the postmaster-general at Ottawa, received, and read :  Sin,���Your petitioners, members of the  South Kootenay Board of Trade, at Nelson, in the district of West Kootenay,  B. C, beg leave to call the attention of  the dominion government through you, to  the necessity of establishing a mail service  between points on Kootenay lake and  points in East Kootenay.  A road has been built along the line of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway from the  foot of Kootenay lake, in West Kootenay,  to a point near Cranbrook, in East Kootenay. Several towns and villages have  sprung up along the line of this road, and  more than one of them will be permanent.  Today Moyie is quite an important point  with mines behind it, yet it is without a  '���'post office. The distance of r.he route,  should it be established, would be 105  miles���from Armstrong's Landing to Fort  Steele. A post office is now established  at Cranbrook, 12 miles from Fort Steele,  and one should be established at Moyie,  21 miles from Cranbrook : another should  be established at Goat 'River, 10 miles  from  Moyie:  and  one  should  be estab  lished  at Armstrong's Landing. 82 miles  from Goat River.  Armstrong's  is  distant about 55   miles  from Nelson, and the same distance from  Kaslo,   and  steamers  ply  daily between  ' these  points.    A stage is now operating  oil the road, and the business interests of  Nelson, Kaslo and other points in  Kootenay   would   lie served   by the establishment of a mail-route, us  above indicated,  wi'h a, twice-n-week -ervice.  ���  Fort Steele has now a week I v service'lo  Golden, 200 miles U\ the north, a.nd a like  service, recently established, to Kalispell,  Montana,  140  miles  to  i he south: yet a  great parti of the treneral  business of the  Fort Steele country is now being transacted at NeKon and Ka^lo, and all of.the  business   of   the  constructors    who   are  building  the  western end of the Crow's  Nest Pass railway is transacted through  Nelson.  A rider was ordered to be added referring to tlie Slocan lake mail service, and,  on motion, the secretary was instructed  to take the proper steps to have the memorial forwarded to the department  through the federal member, Mr. Bostock.  Next was read the subjoined memorial  anent the construction of adequate government buildings in Nelson.  To Tins Honokahuc this Minister of  Public Works, Ottawa.���Sir: Your  petitioners, members of the South Kootenay Board of Trade, at Nelson, in-the district of West Kootenay, British Columbia,  beg leave to call the attention 6f the Dominion government, through you, to the  necessity of an appropriation being made  for the erection of a public building at  Nelson for the use of the customs, post-  office, and inland revenue.  West Kootenay is now the mostimport-  ant district in British Columbia, and there  are few of more importance in the Dominion. The district, through Nelson its chief  town, has contributed hundreds of thousands of revenue to the Dominion in the  last eight years, yet not a dollar has been  expended in it in the way of public buildings.  Nelson is the central point for the district, as is evidenced by, the fact that the  Dominion government in 1895 made it the  port for Kootenay district.  The following statistics show that the  Dominion's business at Nelson is steadily  on the increase:  CUSTOMS.  IS!).'..  ISiKi.  1897.  Value  Imports  .?  ;jll7.:ii��  1.1 I7.it:*  I,.-.:J!I.9!M  Value  ICxporls  $   7:.(,,s;��)  2.7!)0.(i2S  I.TU.o-1-1  Duty  Collected  S 81.737 &.  L>5I.S51 t:.  131.OSS 00  Totuls  .SILOS 1.559       $11,251,<)S!I  ��770,027 50  1.  As showing the relative.commercial-ira  portance of the several outports of the  district, the following returns are the  amounts collected at each for the seven  months ending January 31st, 1898:  Xel.son .. '.' ...  Kaslo..'..' ��� ���,  Rossland..  .-.'...  Trail... >.  Nakusp .........  Waiieta   Rykert's   Sheep Creek ���  .. 870,777.53  ..    13,077.02  ...  41.441.70  ...   15,550.41  ..      9.052.51  li.7fli.50  910.01  LSI  For   the  month of January,  1S0S,   the  amounts were as follows:  Nelson. ���  Kaslo   Rossland. .'..  Trail...:     Nakusp   Waneta.'.."..".  Kykort's;r  Sheep Crook  .��10,375.53  . 4,723.01  . 3.773.74  .   922.77  730.38  192.00  100.02  1.84  For the year 1897, the collections at the  port of Nelson were '$431,038, as against  $107,702 at the port of Vancouver.  INLAND   REVENUK.  The collections of inlaud revenue at  Nelson, the returns being made through  Vancouver, have been as follows:  Last six months in 1S95 .  First six months in 1S90.  Last, six months in 1890.  First six months in 1S97  Last six months in 1897.  ...��12,972.55  ... 14.297.04  ... 12,542.90  .. 14,032.02  ...   19,102.00  POSTOFFICE. '  The business transacted at postoffices,  telegraph offices, railroad depots, and telephone offices is a fair indication of the  commercial importance of towns. The  postoffice at Nelson is important as the  following figures go to show:   ��11,103.27       70,0(11.37      1-1,873.14        1,57-1.00  No. Packages,  handled       1.357.00   ...Sl.102.IS  Sales of stamps in 1897...   Amount money orders issued iu 1897...  Amount money orders paid in 1897   Amount paid in savings hank in 1897 ..  Monthly average registered  package.-  inlS97   Sales of stumps in January, 1898..   No. I'aekagos.  Registered packages handled in .January. 1898....  2,310.00  This business is transacted in a building  that is not well adapted for the uses to  which it is put, as the postoffice authorities well know.  The customs, inland revenue, and post-  office receipts all go into the Dominion  treasury, and it i.s surely not too much for  the people who contribute this revenue to  ask that they be given a central and well-  appointed building at which to transact  their business.  Aside from the volume of business transacted by the Dominion government at  Nelson, the place is the oue point in southern Kootenay sit which wholesale houses  are established, because it is the one point  that is so situated that it has both competitive rail and water transportation.  On the completion of the Crow's Nest  Pass railway, it will be the western terminus of that road, as it is now the terminus  of the Columbia & Kootenay railway, the  Slocan River railway, and the Nelson Ac  Fort Sheppard railway. It is the point  at which are located the general offices of  the Canadian Pacific railway for the entire Kootenay district.  The provincial government has located  all its buildings for southern Kootenay  at Nelson, which include a court house,  law library, and jail.  Nelson has branches of three chartered  banks, namely, the Bank of Montreal,  Bank of British Columbia, and Merchant's  Bank of Halifax'. It is not likely these  banks would be located at. Nelson, unless  the town was of commercial importance.  The assessed value of real estate and  improvements i.s greater than that of any  other city in Kootenay, and it is the only  city in Kootenay that has within its limits  a smelting plant that every day in the  year'turns, out a product that can be  shipped direct to a refinery.  On motion of Messrs. Fletcher and  Waterman, the report was received and  ordered,.sent on at mice to Ottawa, and  Mr. Bostock, in i.ime to catch the -upple-  mentary estimates. It was decided that  the petition be signed by each member of  the board.  Mayor Houston moved, seconded by  Mr. Proctor, that the petition be rearranged and printed for general distribution, so that each member of parliament at Ottawa shall receive a copy.  Carried.  The land registry office question again  came in for continued discussion, and it  was decided to use every means available  to strengthen the hands of Mr. Hume, the  local member, to have the office established immediately.  Freight rates upon the local railways  covering shipments of ore to the local  smelter, were brought up, and Messrs.  Croasdaile, Fletcher and Robertson were  appointed a committee to secure the necessary data thereon and report at next  meeting of the board, when definite action  will be taken. Messrs. Turner. Grant and  Irwin were subsequently added to the  committee, whose scope of labors was enlarged to cover rates upon all classes nf  merchandise.  Mayor Houston and Dr. Arthur moved  that the secretary be instructed to notify  all agents of insurance companies doing  business in Nelson that their high rates  must come down, and to give reasons  therefor.    Carried.  Dr. LaBau, on motion, was instructed  to lay the facts of the sewerage situation  in Nelson before the provincial board of  health, he testifying to the board of trade,  as sanitary officer of the city, that there  was no danger arising from the present  condition of affairs.  The meeting adjourned till Friday next,  at S.'.iO in city hall.  CITY   COUNCIL.  J.   K.  City  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   REACH   $152,768.  Ore Shipments are Heavy, Notwithstanding  Snow and Mud Slides.  Snow and mud slides on the various  railways have retarded ore shipments  this week, yet the returns from the port  of Nelson-are -of-substantial figures,, and-  February will show all through that the  country is advancing. No returns are  made from the Trail smelter, but matte.  shipments frcm the Hall mines show a big;  increase   over   last   week.     Rossland   is  short, too, though the Slocan has an increasing number of shippers.    The entries  for the week were :; ���  BULLION  AND   MATTE. '  Pounds Value  Trail smelter      smelter, copper bullion  ORE.  Hall Mine*  119.099  Tons.  LcUoi mine. Rossland.  1.220  Sundry Rossland Shipments.... ���... SO  Montezuma mine. Slocan...���.. ��� . Ill  Whitewater mine, Slocan......:...... 127  Payne mine. Slocan  200  Queen Bess mine, Sloean  01  Comstock mine, Slocan ��� 20  Vancouver Group. Slocan ... .:  40  Recomine, Slocan............. . ���:. 10  Slocan Star mine, Sainton ............. 130  Last Chance mine, Slocan  SO  Rambler mine, Slocan   ...... 15  Kootenay Ore Company, Kaslo .. . 320  Total for the week         2.415  Total for January '��� - - -  9.500  Total for February so far   5,401  Total for 1S97, via Revolstoku   Total for 1897,.port of Nelson  55.271  Approximate  Value.  S152.70S  $1,197,189  ��393,757  ��719,132  ��7,013,314  Receipts and Disbursements.  The following show the amounts collected by the City of Nelson for the mouth  of January and the disbursements for the  same period:  Licenses..   Miscellaneous   Police court lines   .  Overdraft at  Hank  HKCEIPTS.  of Montreal: ���  . .S3.752 5(1  ,.     ; 17(1 00  , .        35 25  18 02  Total  ���--    ������������   -���-  IMHin.'RSE.MENTS.  Overdraft, at Hankof Montreal   Arrears of salaries ..'      Fire department equipment ..    Kire department maintenance   Lockup maintenance      Miscellaneous ."   Plant and tools (including safel   Printing and  stationery   Salaries   .Sidewalks   Sewers ���  Streets '   Waterworks construction ��� ���       Waterworks  maintenance   .��3,97  ��� S:  .213 01  83 33  273 0(1  '>:,  1 IK)  8 5(1  fill) 00  82 23  83 33  .'.I US  37 50  2 90  157 19  30 25  Total ��3,975 77  Manager Innes Talks of the Pern.  Manager Innes, who has just paid an  official visit to the Fern mine, is most sanguine for the future of his company. He  stated that the last shipment from the  property gave returns of 7.81 ounces of  gold per ton, or a net return of $3200 for  the car. The Fern has a showing of eight  feet of ore, sir. feet of which is low grade.  An electric light plant is being installed,  the better/to work the property. A gradual increase of the working force will be  made.     (        ���_   jjlberts is Non-Committal.  During the week a prominent business  man in the city received a communication  from attorney-general Eberts respecting  the land registry office for West Kootenay. Eberts was guarded in his statements and exceedingly non-committal.  While assuring his friend of the need and  probability of the office, the attorney-  general was far from definite as to its location, though the reader might infer  it would be Nelson.  Straehan Secures the Position of  ���Clerk Vice C. E. Sealey. Resigned:  The fourth regular meeting of the'city  council was held in the council chamber  on Monday afternoon, all the members  being present, with mayor Houston in the  chair.  The  public  works  committee reported  that ��� the   bid  of   Noll   & Thompson  for  building   the   retaining   wall   on   Ward  street,   between  Baker and Vernon, and  filling said street to grade level,  he accepted.    On motion of aldermen   Hillyer  and Teetzel..  it   was   resolved   that   the  mayor and clerk be authorized, to sign a  contract  with Noll & Thompson for-the  work, provided that a certified cheque for  2;1 per cent, of the contract price���$2,520���  be deposited with the city as a security;  and that a bond be entered into to save  the city from loss in case of injury to persons   or   property   from    blasting   rock.  Carried.  The finance committee reported that  the following accounts be passed, and, on  motion of aldermen Teetzel and Gilker,  the mayor and city treasurer were authorized, to issue checks i'or the several  amounts of the accounts.    Carried.  I'. Hums & Co.. jail supplies   11. U. Gazette, advertising by-law   J. K. Rae. moving band stand   \\'. Ragjess, hauling lumber   "       ~ polling booths  S  Nelson Undertaking Co., lixin��� .  W. J. Thompson, repairs to lircliall       H. 1 lair, waterworks   K. .). Van Huron, feeding prisoners   E. A. Crease, election expenses   C. I>]. Sealey. city clerk, salary for January .'.  A. L. McCulloch, city engineer, salary for Jan  A. I'". McKinnon, chief of police       "  T. (J. Robinson, acting chief of police   W. .1. Thompson, chief lire brigade    E. A. Crease, police magistrate   J. Hamilton, auditor   George Partridge, fireman, I'or Jauuarv    J. W. Cowan " ���'    G. W. Steele " -    J. Campbell " ���'    A. L. Davidson " "    C. P. Loudin " '���    G. Davis " -    John.McRac " "    K..I. Jiradlev ���'        ' ������    \\\ J'lll.br " '���    C. liurritl " ���        ���'    II. Stutter - '���    J. C. Porter ������ ������    20  5 00  15 00  I 25  12 00  11 75  2S 2S  I 55  ���IS 8S  100 00  150 00  75 00  15 00  80 00  50 00  8 35  10 00  12 50  12 50  10 00  12 50  12 50  12 50  12 50  12 50  7 50  12 50  10 00  12 50  On motion   of  Whalley, it was  aldermen Hillyer and  resolved that the city  engineer establish grades on'Water, Lake,  Vernon, Baker, .Victoria, Silica, Carbonate, Mill, Latimer. Hoover, Josephine and  Stanley streets.    Carried.  A communication was received from  ��� the medical health officer respecting the  drainage of the Kootenay Lake general  hospital, ft was referred to the public  -works committee, .to report at next meeting of the council.  A. settlement was ordered and placed  on file of the Kootenay Lake general hospital society against the city for the use  of water pipe.  ��������� .J. H. Bowes wrote, asking information  re the Carney building. It was ordered  that the city engineer have power to approve the plans of any changes that the  owners of the building make to insure the  safety of the building for public use.  On motion of aldermen Teetzel and Gilker, it was resolved that the chief of police be instructed; to visit all saloons,  hotels, cigar stores and other places where  gambling for money is carried on, and  put a stop to same, and if not complied  with at once, summary proceedings be  taken against them.    Carried.  Aldermen Teetzel and Gilker , moved  that the resignation of C. E. Sealey as  city clerk, water commissioner and assessor be accepted. Carried.  :; II. Wright, > J. ''Watson and J. K.  Straehan applied for the vacant position,  and, on the third ballot, J. K. Straehan  was declared elected as city clerk.  Council then adjourned till Thursday  afternoon.     ,..     _____ ��� ��� (/   .  Thursday's Meeting.  At Thursday's meeting of the council  there were present mayor Houston, and  aldermen Whalley, Hillyer, Madden,  Malone and Gilker. On the minutes of  the last meeting being read, alderman  Hillyer moved that the resolution re public gambling for money be expunged from  the minutes. The motion was lost by the  following vote: Aye���Hillyer and Madden: nay���Malone, Gilker and Whalley.  The minutes of the last meeting were then  adopted.  The public, works committee reported  in favor of carrying out the recommendations of the medical health officer re drainage at the general hospital: and it was  resolved, on motion of alderman Gilker,  seconded by alderman Malone, that the  recommendations of the medical health  officer be carried out under the direction  of the medical health officer and city engineer, tit an expense not to exceed $150,  and that the hospital society be required'  to keep the new cesspit, from overflowing  and in the meantime keep the old one  clean.  The contractors who are building the  retaining wall on Ward street asked that  they be allowed to dump material on  Baker street until such time as they could  get the retaining wall high enough to care  for the material taken out. On motion of  alderman Whalley, seconded byalderman  Gilker, it was resolved that the contractors be allowed to dump surplus earth to  the amount of 100 cubic yards on Baker  street, at points to be designated by the  city engineer, and that they be allowed  not to exceed .30 cents a yard as compensation for the material so dumped.  The following accounts were ordered  paid:  Lawrence Hard ware Co., waterworks  -S2U7 03  Wilson & Harshaw, drnyage and moving safe ... 50 50  Kootenay  Lake Telephone Co., monthly rent of  two t (.'hipbones  li 00  Spokane Northern Telegraph Co  3 93  Dr. 1). Lillian, sal.-irv as lieull li nflli-or to Jan. 3lsl. 125 00  John Elliot, legal expensed to December 31.-I, 1897 125 00  Tribune   Publishing   Co.,   advertising   and   job  printing for January  55 95  John A. Turner & Co.. sundry supplies in Jan    ..       5 75  John Noreross, repairs to ladders         150  A. 11. Ilolflieli, analyzing milk        30 00  A communication was received from LI.  J. Evans, asking for a franchise for���gas  works. It' was referred to the public  works committee.  The cemetery question was discu.v-.ed,  the mayor stating.that- the matter could  not well be considered until the finance  committee reported on the probable  amount of the ereneral revenue of the city  for the year 1808.  The city engineer was instructed to report on the amount of water pipe and fitting likely to be needed during the year,  so that an order could be sent in at once.  The mayor reported that he had taken  the resDonsibility, of opening n road to  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard depot, the  old road being closed in places owing to  the erection of buildings. TLu expense  would not exceed $25.  The council adjourned until Monday  the Ilth instant.  CARIBOO CREEK COUNTRY.  OPENING OP LEGISLATURE.  Imposing Ceremonies Attending the Function  , in the New Buildings.  Victoria, Feb. 10.���(Special)���The ceremonies attending the opening of the legislature in the new parliament buildings  were witnessed by a vast throng of spectators, "and were conducted in a most imposing manner. Music and military pomp  were much iu evidence. Lieut.-Governor  Mclnnes" speech from the throne promises  a redistribution bill, and admits that ne-c  gotiations are in progress for the building  of the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern  railway, .ft also hints at aid for the  Mackenzie and Mann railway to Dawson  City. The' bill to be submitted for this  railway will be for the all-Canadian route  to tne Klondyke.  Mr. Semlin, leader of the, opposition,  will have the first notice of question, and  he will ask if application has been made  to the privy council for leave to appeal  against the judgment of the'supreme  court in the case of the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway vs. Madden.  The house adjourned till Monday, at  which time the session speech from the  throne will be debated.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Tuesday night the cattle shed at Dobbins' milk ranch, on the outside of the  city limits, was destroyed by fire and one  of the animals got badly singed. It is  supposed to have been of incendiary origin-, and-the authorities are-investigating.  There was a blank docket in magistrate.  Crease's chambers this sveek.  The ''.''Episcopalian congregation of Nelson state that they'; will' construct a new  edifice next summer, to cost $20,000; with  a further expenditure of $2,000 for a pipe,  organ.  Rossland proposes holding a winter carnival on thelTth, ISth and l!)th, embracing all the usual Canadian winter sports.  The championship ski running and jumping is the leading attraction.  Rev. Jas. Turner, the well known  Methodist missionary, has been commissioned by the general conference to do  pioneer work in Klondyke.  J. D. Graham, ex-gold commissioner of  the north riding, has presented each of  the officers of the provincial service at  Revelstoke, who labored under him, with  a gold-mounted pearl scarf-pin. ,  Twenty-five freight teams are busily  employed hauling in 'supplies from Bonner's Ferry to Moyie City.  Workmen commenced Tuesday grading  the hill on Josephine street alongside the  fireball. The heavy rock is being used in  the retaining wall on Ward street.  Principal Green will have another assistant granted him tit the public school at  Easter, and if the present growth of  school population be sustained, two additional teachers will be required at midsummer.  Nelson affords an excellent opening for  capital to construct residences, the supply  of dwelling houses being totally inadequate to the demand.  Rev. Mv. Ivnowlcs, of Slocan City, and  Hew Mr. Hobins, lately stationed at Trout  Lake City, were iu town yesterday, the  latter to obtain medical treatment.  The tug Kaslo,' belonging to the Pilot  Bay Smelting Co., is again in commission  on the lake, having had the damaged propeller and other injuries repaired.  Macdonalcl &'Brougham have formed a  law partnership with offices over Mud-  son's Bay Company's store.  Friday morning, to the wife of K. Bradford, a son.  Wednesday evening the Somers Family  Musical Comedy. Co. will give an entertainment in the fireball in aid of the hall  fund of the' Knights of Pythias lodge  No. i"i.   Failed To Pay Their Debts.  The Spokane-Kaslo mining company  has come to grief through inability to  pay its debts, and the available assets-  arc to be sold to cover the indebtedness.  IT. Ciogerich i.s the mover of the sale, to  satisfy a debt of $101.00, exclusive of legal  expanses. The property of the company  consists of four claims--the Spokane-  Kaslo, No. 2, .Acme and American, being  situate on Lylc creek, Ainswortli division.  Deputy sheriff Hobinson will conduct the  sale at the court house on March I.  All  it  Requires  is Capital   to  Make  it a Big  Shipper,  c One of  the most promising sections of  the district is that of the Cariboo Cre��-k  country, winch, though possessing many  properties of undoubted   value, seems to  have been almosr, entirely overlooked by  capitid.     Four   years   ago   it   attracted  attention because of reported placer diggings, but the men who flocked in gradually drifted off into prospecting i'or quart/,  leads.    Discoveries of rich ledges resulted,  until it was not long before stakes were  thick on Grouse, Canyon,  Snow.  Mineral  and other streams tributary to ihe main  creek���the   camp   finally   receiving    the  name of the Cariboo Creek country.  The class of ores ,to  be found   in  the  camp are varied, both dry and wet bodies  having been uncovered.    Asa rule, however, the galena does not run high  in silver,  though  lead  abouuds.    There; is   a  great similarity between the dry ores of  Cariboo Creek and those of Rossland, the  same iron cappings indicating the veins.  Assays show the former camp to be richer  in copper and gold, and where depth" has  been gained on the  veins  the values are  uniformly rich.    Among the many claims  located and  partially developed are the  Ora   Granda,  Promistora,  Silver  Queen,  Ocean Wave,;Black Bess,  Columbia-Cariboo, Trio, Eureka,  Winnipeg, Gibraltar,  etc., and these all have the earmarks of  mines.    Smelter returns  on  a shipment  from  the  Promistora  netted the owners  SoO per ton.  South through the Needles to Deer Park  are many more noteworthy prospects,  with the same well defined ledges and  richness of mineral deposits. Eastward,  the mineral belt has been proven to the  Slocan lake slope, as evidenced by the  Queen City group, which has been steadily worked all winter. This property is  now being handled from the New Denver  side, a good trail having been built down  Trout creek to the lake, about live miles  away. This is the one high-grade galena  property to the west of Slocan lake, and  the owners are developing it with judgment, leaving the ore chute intact for the  present. It varies in width to three feet.  Up Cariboo is a government wagon road,  starting at Burton City, on the Columbia  river. Claim owners iu the country are  hopeful for the future, having ample  showings of mineral to brace up their  confidence. Sooner or later capital will  get into the camp, to the satisfaction of  Nakuspites.   \ East-Kootenay's Leading Mlnoc - - -  Work has progressed on the St. Eugene  group of mines, situated near Moyie City,  all winter, and the owners, among whom  are Fiuch and Campbell, who are operating largely in this country, are highly  pleased with the results. The lower Workings are in 700 feet, with a solid showing  of ore iu the breast. A huge pile of ore  amountiug to 15,000 tons, is on the'dump  ready for shipment. In the spriug a 300-  ton concentrator is to be erected, which  will be connected with the mine by a  tramway.  The force on the North Star mine has  been increased recently, and the larger  amount of ore being stoped is piling 'up on  the teamsters. At the, boat landing on  the river there are close to 8000 tons of  pre stacked up for shipment to the American smelters. In the spring the company  will put in new machinery, preparatory  for heavy shipments over the Crow's Nest  road. : -  ''    - -  Conflicting Mining Interests.  An injunction has been granted by the  supreme court at the instance of the Gold  Bug fractional claim, restraining the Sunshine Limited, from cutting timber on  their ground, and the Silver Cup from  dumping their waste on the same ground.  These properties are all prominent iu the  Trout Lake country, and the suit is attracting considerable attention.   .  Another law suit of interest hails from  the Big Bend country and affects a placer  location. The French Creek Compau3r  have leases on the bench lands on either  side of the old bed of French creek, but  neglected to stake iu the ancient workings  on the bottom,-which tell of the 180(1 excitement. S. .1. Baker, F. Vendali, and  M. Black are applying for the ground, on  which the former company purpose  dumping their tailings.' Baker Ac Co.'s  application is being contested.  Mackintosh Makes Another Purchase.  Monthly hist the well known Columbia  and Kootenay mine at Rossland, passed  into the hands of Hon. C. II. Mackintosh,  acting for the British-American Corporation. The price paid was $27f>,000, with  one exception the biggest deal consummated in the camp. There are four claims  and a fraction in the group and has been  extensively developed, the showing of ore  being now one of tlie strongest. Three  12;i horse-power boilers and a .'iO-drill compressor constitute the plant installed.  With this deal the Mackintosh syndicate  have a majority of the best properties in  the Rossland camp in their control.  Steamer Kootenay Strikes a Snag.  i While attempting a landing at Robson  on Monday ��� night the steamer Kootenay  struck ti snag in mid-stream and poked tt  hole in her hull and otherwise damaged  her .planking. Water flowed in at once,  but her air-tight bulkheads obviated all  daiiger. She will go on the ways tit Nakusp for repairs. C. P. R. navigation on  the Arrow lakes has been peculiarly unfortunate since their purchase from the  C. Ac K. Navigation Co., their chief loss  being sustained in the grounding and  subsequent burning of the str. Nakusp.  ^wsMK&tt*.  ^*..  ���V,.",;  w^| ��� m m  ^ ���^���������t!'  �� -" �� L*  r L     '. iiJ,CP'1  rr"|,*i.T":- '-���" "ivrri  I .ft-  r-Twrfp-  7^^^^r^^^7rys^^^i��7^7^  * ��� it *  >V THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12,   L89S.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.     ,  THE TIUBUXK   i-   imli'i-li.-i   mi   .-'.Uiii-diiy.-.   l;y  Tin-:  TjtlHUXE I'L-'JiUSiiiNo i'ii.iimm'. -iinl win uu mailed  ' to subscriber-! on payuieni   uf Tivn  ! >oi.i..\i:s :i j ear.  No subscription taken for Iu������ Mum a year.  RKGULAlt' AOVKRTI.SF.M LW'TS   printed  at  the   fol-  '    lowing  rate-;:    One Inch,   ?:ti a year:   two inches,  S00  a   year;   Hire   iii'-be-. SSI a year;  four inches.  $9li a year:  live inch.-., .<l')5 a year; -,iN niches and  over, at  the rale ot 51.50 an inch per month.  TRAXSIKXT AUVKItTlSKMKNTs, L'0 cuntn a line for  lirst insertion anil Kl'ceuls a line for each additional  insertion.   Birth,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL Oil ItKAIUXO MATTER XOTIOKS -'5 cents a  line each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at lair rate-. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  every month; -iib.-oriptkin. in advance.  ADDKKSS all communications to  THK TltlHL'NIO. Nelson, H.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA HAL" &. KOUIX���lJliy-iciiinsanil .Surgeons.   Koonis  3, 1 and 5, Bigelow block, Xel.-on.   Telephone 12.  DR.   J.   A.   ARMSTRONG ��� Government   Veterinary  Inspector.   Treats diseases of all domestic animals.  All stock inspected at Xelson.'  Xelson. U. C.  DR..I. W. Ql.'lN'LAN.'DF.NTIST -Oftlce:  .Mara Hlock.  Raker Street; Xelson.  WJ. II. HOLMES, C. K.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���   I'. O. box 82, Kaslo, H. C.  II. KOLI'ICII��� .Analytical Chemist and Assayer.  Hall street, Xelson.  T C. GWILLIM, n.A.Sc. & W. S.JOHNSON. U.A.Sc.  ��J ��� ���Minim; Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, U. C.   ���  A,  Direct  from  New York   10 cases of  the most complete and  fashionable   stock ��� of   Ladies' and-.Gentlemen's   footwear   in  inspect our stock and  compare  it with  and   see  how   easily   you   can   start a  Kootenay. Call and  that of other st6res  small  bank account.  NELSON SHOE STORE  W. GRAHAM & GO.  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.  J  ger     Baker Street, Nelson  ompany, ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario. ,  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       "'^lo^^'^iTici-NKLsox11       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in:   Roebling's Wire  Rope.   sj^j^-ssm FRANK DARLING, Agent.  Roebling, San, Francisco |  Darling Bros., Montreal j"  S & GO.  ���LODGE   MEETINGS.  XELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. ��� Sojourning  brethren invited..  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS���Xelson Lotion. Xo. .'.i.  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall. Macdon-  ulil block, corner of Josephine and Ycnion sLrcets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited to attend.  Jon.v .1. Mai.cjxi-:. C. C.  GKOIiCK Pakthidck, K. of It. & ,S.  The Ames Holder, Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot  Action i.s to be taken by the board to lessen the evils arising from this system,  though it will probably be late .summer  ere a decisive step is taken. Of special  import, however, is the stand taken by  the board regarding the unsanitary  methods of the Chinese resident in the  the province, and whatever drastic measures are adopted to put an end to the  nuisance will be. warmly sanctioned by  the public. The practices indulged in by  the Mongolians for the raising of garden  stuff are sufficient to condemn them anywhere, and if the people would consider  for a moment the risk they run in obtaining their vegetables from such a source,  the evil would be quickly lessened. Jn  their home life, too, the Chinese cannot  be induced to adopt the more healthful  ways of the whites, and strong and per-  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  ��lte SCrtbruxe*  .SATURDAY MORNING.  FEBRUARY I'-', ISPS  Vaxcoi: vkr   held a  mass meeting last  week to protest against the existing state  of affairs governing the situation in the  Ivlondyke. As is usual in most mass meetings, resolutions are proposed and adopted  without much heed to factor reason, and  the terminal city is peculiar in  this respect. One such was proposed by a gentleman  by the name of Watson, and, as it  bears distinctly   with   this district, it i.s  attached:    "That the meeting emphatic-  " ally   protest   against   the  granting of  " miners' licenses or allowing  miners  to  " take up claims, except they be British  '!.subjects, and would  urge upon the gov-  " eminent   the   necessity   of   protecting  " the miners of British   origin in this pro-  " vince,   by  prohibiting any  alien  from  " working in the mines who cannot prove  " a residence in  the said province of at  " least three  years."   Mr.   Watson   had  been in the Kootenay country lately, and  he   had   been   informed    that1 American  capitalists came  in  here and opened  up  property   with  managers and   workmen  from their own country to the detriment  of Canadians, who had to make room for  the  foreigners.    After this statement the  motion was put and carried unanimously.  Time without number this assertion has  been advanced   by  the  ignorant and  as  often denied  by  the press of the camp.  Those resident in the district for the past  few years realize full well what is due the  energy,   pluck,  and  open-handeduess of  the American for the manner in which he  has   developed   our    mineral    resources.  .Jealousy   and   ignorance   should   not  be  permitted to override truth and justice���  a lesson many of the cheap agitators of  the province might heed.  A little over 120 tons of Silver Cup ore  is stored at Thomson's Landing, and this  is being increased to 200 tons. The steamer  Kootenay will then endeavor to break the  ice in the arm and take the ore to Arrowhead.  Ore hauling from the "Waverly to Albert  canyon has ceased and the horses shipped  east. Oyer 100 tons of the ore is at the  railway, but no more will come out till  the weather becomes settled.  Hon. C. li. Mackintosh, the Rossland  director of the British-American Corporation, has gone to England on business  affecting his syndicate.  The Jubilee, near iTmir, is showing  good ore at the bottom of the (i0-foot  shaft, with increasing assays.  T. Mayne Daly and A. II. MacNeill have  BRANCH MARKETS   .   ....  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Tliree  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meat's.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  LONDON,  ENGLAND  VICTORIA, B. C.  sistent efforts will be required to control    returned   to    Rossland     from    Victoria,  them. The Slocan lake country is almost  the only section of the province without  the wily Chinese, and to the inhabitants  thereof be the more praise for their pluck  in keeping them out and the higher respect shown white labor.  D. C. Con kin's enterprise in opening up  the southern part of Kootenay by his railway system from Spokane has been fully  where they had been relative to the  Centre Star vs. iron Mask trouble. The  injunction against the former company  still holds, though permitted to make another application. Daly represented the  Centre Star.  The Big Pour group of claims, situated  about midway between this city and  Robson, has been bonded by the Canadian  Pacific Exploration Company, of London,  England. A. N. Paterson, J. K. Wise,  appreciated by the mining men in the i and J. B. Johnson, were the principal  past, and now his endeavors to furnish ��� owners and they get !$."50,000 spread over  communication to the Boundary Creek j oue -Veai'' Wlth S1G'000 >JakI down-  country is meeting with the same unani- I     A workman named Moore was accident-  { ally killed at the Republic mine, in the  Will  with  start about March 15th  about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of log's under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing- Mill  and Factory  erchants  mpo  Is now running full time under the management  of C. E. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.    mous   approval.    The   principal   men   of  Grand'Porks and vicinity have, by  their  action Thursday  night in appointing  a  delegate to lobby  at Ottawa in favor of  the Corbin charter, furnished ample proof  that the best interests of the country can  be served by the  extension of the road in  question.    If the C. P. R. wishes to make  use of its recently acquired  ITeinze influences, there will be no objection to them  entering the camp to get a share of the  trade.    But  to  permit it  to  monopolize  the right to furnish railway communication   to  the  exclusion of D. C. Corbin, or  any other enterprising individual, is what  the people  of the country do not want.  There are many reasons to  be advanced  in favor of Corbin  securing his charter,  not the least among  which  are  that he  asks for no subsidy or land grant, and, if  he gets the required authority, will  commence work  at once.   This is  what  the  Boundary Creek camp wishes in order to  bring  forward  its  mining interests, and  because its construction  would entail  no  expense upon the general public. u  T<> havi-: the coal barons of Vancouver  Island favor the employment of Chinese  in their mines strikes one as a hardship  against white labor, but when an influential  concern   like the  Van  Anda Copper  Company descends���the word is used advisedly- to employing John iu  its quart/,  workings,   the   lesson   is    brought  home  with double meaning to  the mining fraternity   here.     When    the   matter   was  brought to theattention of the.minister of  mines, through the efforts of Dr. Walkem  and   much-red   tapeisni,  the result  was  only to find  a local justice of the  peace  unwilling to carry out the mandates of his  superiors' to convict the offenders.    The  question   naturally   follows:    If  a coast  company may openly defy the law, at the  very doors of the legislative halls, would  tlie Dunsmuirs  hesitate  to supplant experienced white miners provided they obtained   possession   of a  West Kootenay  mineral    property��� the   Noble  Five,   for  instance?  TliK report of the provincial board of  health has been made public, and in it appears tin account of the labors of Clive  Phillips VV'ooley, sanitary inspector, detailing at length his visitations in various  parts of the province. Prominence is  given to the dumping of sewerage by  various towns into running streams, Nelson coming in for its share of attention.  Jx the eastern part of the.Dominion, the  one-time respectable Conservative party  has been rent in sunder  through the recent   actions   of   two of its  leaders,  sir  Charles   Tapper   and   Rufus   Pope.    The  Toronto World has come out  in  strong  denunciation   of   the   former's  energetic  support  of   the  Dominion  government's  railway policy in   the  Crow's  Nest   Pass  and on the Stickine river; and scores Pope  for the Drummnnd country deal���which  that journal   characterizes  as  "three of  the most scandalous railway transactions  ever brought forward in Canada."   Many  of  the   lesser Tory  organs foliow in the  wake of the World.    Clarke Wallace, in a  speech last week at  Weston, Out., raked  his party leaders iu the  most approved  fashion.    Midst all this wrangling among  the Conservatives, the  Liberals are  systematically  strengthening  their  hold at  Ottawa and, incidentally, using the strife  as ready capital  to  boost their party to  renewed power in the Ontario legislature.  Its leaders  have  been  the  curse of  the  Conservative party since the unfortunate  demise     of     the     respected     sir    John  Thompson.  Ry Tin-: resignation of Clive Phillips  Wooley as sanitary inspector, the provincial board of health loses an efficient  and painstaking official, and one whom it  will be difficult to replace. The much-  abused captain had the courage of his  convictions,, whatever else might be said  against him. His effectual work in stamping out the fever epidemic at Slogan City  last summer ought to soften the censure  passed on him for his rigorous conduct in  adopting the dry earth system in the  other camps.  Fair view camp, on Wednesday, by being  struck by a lever on a piece of machinery  which he was assisting to place in position  An extra provincial company just gazetted is the Monarch Gold Mining Company,  to operate at Rossland. Its headquarters  are at Northport, and it has a capital of  $750,000, in $1 shares. A. W. Smith, of  Rossland, is at the head of the concern.  Shareholders in the Trail Mining Company will meet at Rossland on March'Ith,  to authorize the disposal of part of their  property.  Another extra company gazetted this  week is the Gold Hill Mining Company,  to operate at Rossland, with .1. A. Mac-  donald as attorney. Spokane is the headquarters and $500,000 the capital.  Chinese in a Quartz Mine.  Dr.   Walkem, M. P.  P.,  ascertained recently that a number of Chinese, unprovided with the necessary mining licenses,  were working at  the  Van Anda mine, a  big copper proposition oh Texada island,  and  that   this   company   were   working  Chinese below  ground  against  the  uro-  visions of the act.    Heat once communicated with the minister of mines, insisting upon steps being taken, not only  to  collect the licenses, but also to punish the  manager of  the A'an Anda or his agent  for   working   Chinamen    below   ground.  Colonel Baker directed Mr. Bray, Nanai-  mo, to take the necessary  proceedings in  connection  with  Dr.   Walkem's  request.  Tuesday    constable    Mcfndoo    was   despatched with the necessary information  ready drawn  to be sworn  to  before  the  local justice  of peace.  Dr. Forbes, should  the  necessary evidence  be  forthcoming.  He   obtained   the  necessary  evidence  to  secure a conviction,   but  Dr.-Forbes  refused  to take the  information, although  Mr. Bray informed him in a letter by the  hands of the constable that the prosecution was at the instance of the  minister  of   mines.    Constable  Mclndoo  then   returned to Xanaimo and   reported  the result of  his  mission   to  Mr. Bray, who in  in  turn reported   to colonel  Baker.    Dr.  Walkem  also  wrote   to  the  minister  of  mines again insisting in  the prosecution  being  carried  out, and   tlie collection of  the licenses also attended   to.    No reason  is vouchsafed by Dr. Forbes for his action.  New Coal Mining Town.  Firnie is the name of a new coal mining  town  that lias been  established at Coal  creek,   in   East   Kootenay.     it    derives  its     name     from      the     discoverer    of  the coal deposits in Crow's Nest pass.    In  the newly opened mines close to the town  a  force  of 25  men   is now  employed, in  three shifts, and this number will be increased  at an early date.    Track laying  into the tunnels will commence so soon as  the approaches are made ready.    Electricity is to be introduced by  the company  to furnish light and to operate the dump  cars,  drills and other machinery.    .Fifty  large  coke ovens,  with a  capacity of 75  tons  per day, are to be erected, and, so  soon   as   the  Crow's   Nest   railway   is  in  shape a bid will be made for the trade of  the various camps in West Kootenay.  New Designs  In house interiors, ofliee and sloro lixturos. dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book eases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Direct from Ilclgium expected this month. Hough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc.. always in stock.  SCOTCH   WHISKIES  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol Ma  Huntley Blend  ' CBC^._3Vi:3P^w.C3-3SrElS  C.  H.  Mumm & Co.     Moet & Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch ollicc foot of Ilendryx Street  yc'mG, 0. BUCHANAN  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Coal  Th,e only ail rail route without change of cars  between Nelson at\d Rossland, arid  Spokane arjd Rosslarid.  Leave  tlrJU 11. m..  l'.'.OOa. 111  8:00 a. in..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Arrive   NELSON'   fc'W p.m.   ROSSLAND -J:,i0 p. m.   SPOKANE (>:IH l). 111.  MINING SUPPLIES       STEEL       HAMMERS  PICKS       SHOVELS  ORE CARS       ORE BUCKETS  TIN   AND   AGATEWARE   OF   EVERY   DESCRIPTION  GOOD  ASSORTNENT  SHELF  HARDWARE  AGENTS FOR E. B. EDDY'S PAPER  HAVE IN STOCK  WRAPPING PAPER       PAPER BAGS  TOILET PAPER       PAPER ROLLS  AND CUTTERS FOR SAME  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at .Marcus with stage daily.  Cordova Street,  Vancouver, and Baker Street, Nelson.  BLAOKSIVIiTHINO AJD  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The Georg-e E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended   to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  S. J. MIGHTON  Special attention given to all Idnds of repairing  an.d custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker ar]d Hall Sts. J^elson.  FOOT OK  HALL STREET, NELSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  �� e  Outfit and start from VANCOUVER  because  r       VANfOIIVFR    is the  easiest place  on  I.     VAIN <^{J U V Ji IV   0M onrUl t0 gol, t0.  2.  VANCOUVER ^Ii!^;i.,,t:m'cst"0,t t0  \/A iVrnTTVFT-?    goods are the cheapest.  VA1NLUU VLK   ,lll(1 1)L.st 0M ,|1(; C().lst  4-  5-  6.  \/A lMfOI IVKR goods pay.-- no eustoms  VAI\LUUVLI\ <lut.\-.    lining   C idiiin  make.  VANCOUVER  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  fust  _a__ ci :e~w"^_:r,t  Itooin (!, (ileinenl.s & Hillyer llloek, Xelson  freight is last on board  and   lirst disembarked.  I'raetical men know the value of this pointer.  runs  it,   own   si earners,  and     all      north-going  -ileaiiiers enll at VANCOTVK!..  VANCOUVER  Mups and information given free  U\ Clllll-'I.MCV, Pi  Men!. Jlonril of Trade.  Vancouver, K. ('.  A i|iialilied assistant toucher is required I'or the Xelson  I'liblie ftuhon]. duties to be assumed on February 1st.  Applications will bo received up till .lanuary 2iilli. to he  addressed, K. (!. ARTHUR. .Secretary.  Nelson. January l.ith. lSilS.  li you have any birds you wish lo have stufled,  and (leer heads or antlers to mount, or any  other work in the taxidermist's line see George  .Shicll.  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  T hereby give notice Hint :,D days from I his date I intend  l,o apply "to the sl.ipemlnr.v magistrate lit Xelson, West  ICootenay district, for a license to sell liquor by relnil at  my linlel at flout River, or (Ariiisl rong's  Landing). H. (.'.  FRAXK TU'flMHI.V.  lintcrt.it Xelson, I., C February Urd, ISilS.  ITELSON"  MALONIC & TRKGILLUS. Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  ifi the headquarters   or prospectors and minors.  ALL   WORK   LKFT   AT   W.  F.   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NEW  YORK.   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  K'iy and  sell Sterling  Exchange, and Cable Transfers  (IKANT CO.MMKUC1AL AND TIlAVICLLEItS' OKKDITS.  available in any part of the world.  ORAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE!  KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  A   WATCHER   B"ST   THE   DEAD.  In an upper room of an unoccupied  dwelling in that part of San I'Yancisco  known a.4 North Beach lay the body of a  man under a sheet. The hour was, near  nine in the evening ; the room was dimly  lighted by a single candle. Although the  weather was warm, the two windows,  contrary to the custom which gives the  dead plenty of air, were closed and the  blinds drawn down. The furniture of  the room consisted of but three pieces���  an arm-chair, a ���.small reading stand, supporting the candle, and a long kitchen table, supporting the body of the man. All  these, as also the corpse, would seem to  have been recently brought in. for an observer;' had there been one, would have  seen that all were free from dust, whereas  everything else in the room was pretty  thickly coated with it, and there were  cobwebs in the angles of the walls.  Under the sheet the angles of the body  could be traced, even the features, these  having that unnaturally sharp definition  which seems to , belong- to faces of the  dead, but is really characteristic of those  only that have been wasted by disease.  From the silence of the room one would  rightly have inferred that it was not in  the front of the house, facing a street. it  really faced nothing but a high breast of  rock, the rear of the building being set  into a hill.  As a neighboring church clock was  striking nine with an indolence which  ���set-Miiud- to imply such an indifference to  the flight of time that one could hardly  help wondering why it took the trouble  to strike at all, the single door of the  ���room was opened and a man entered, advancing toward the body. As he did so,  the door closed, apparently of its own volition : there was a. grating, as of a key  turned .with, difficulty, and the snap of  the lock bolt as it turned into its socket.  A sound of retiring footsteps in the passage-outside ensued, and the man was, to  all appearance, a prisoner. Advancing to  the table, he stood a moment looking  down at the body ; then, with a slight  shrug of the shoulders, walked over to  one of the windows and hoisted the blind.  The darkness outside was absolute, the  panes were covered with dust, but by  wiping this away, he.could see that the  window was fortified with strong iron  ��� bars crossing itwithin a few iuchesof the  glass, and imbedded in the masonry on  each side. He examined the other window. It was the same. He.'manifested'  no great curiosity in the matter, did not  even so much as raise the sash. If he was  a prisoner he was apparently a tractable  one. Having completed his examination  of the room, he seated himself in the armchair, took a book from diis pocket, drew  the stand with its caudle alongside and  began to read.  The man was young���not more than  thirty���-dark in complexion, smooth shaven, with brown hair. His face was thin  and high-nosed, with a broad forehead  and a " firmness" of the chin and .jaw  which is said by those having it to denote  resolution. The eyes were gray and  steadfast, not moving except with definitive purpose. They were now for the  greater part of the time fixed upon his  book, but he occasionally withdrew them  and turned them to the body on the table, not, apparently, from any dismal fascination which, under the circumstances,  it might be supposed to exercise upon  even a courageous person, nor with a conscious rebellion against the opposite influence which might dominate a timid  one. He looked at it as if in his reading  he had come upon something recalling  him to a sense of his surroundings. Clearly this watcher by the dead was discharging his trust with intelligence and composure., tts became him. ' ,  After reading for perhaps a half-hour  he seemed to come to the end of a chapter  and quietly laid away the book. He then  rose, and, taking the reading-stand from  the floor, carried it into a corner of the  room near one of the windows, lifted the  candle from it, and returned to the empty  fireplace before which he had been sitting.  A moment later he walked over to the  body on the table, lifted the sheet and  turned it back from the head, exposing a  mass of dark hair and a thin face-cloth,  beneath which the features showed with  even sharper definition than before.  Shading his eyes by interposing his tree  hand between them and the candie, he  stood looking at his motionless companion  with a serious and tranquil regard. Satisfied witli his inspection, he pulled the  sheet over the face again, and, returning  to his chair, took some matches off the  candlestick, put them in the side pocket  of his sack coat and sat down. He then  lifted the candle from its socket, and  looked at it critically, as if calculating  how  long it would   last,    it was barely  two   inches   long; in  would be in darkness !  the candlestick and blew it out  In a physician's office in Kearny street  three men sat about a table, drinking  punch and smoking. It was late iu the  evening, almost midnight indeed, and  there had been no hick of punch. The  eldest of the three. Dr. Helberson, was  the host���it was in his rooms they sat.  lie was about thirty years of age; the  others were even younger: all were physicians.  "The superstitious awe with which the  living regard lli'e'iletirl," said Dr. Helberson, " is hereditary and incurable. One  need no more be ashamed of it than of the  fact that, he inherits, for example, an incapacity for mathematics or a tendency  to lie." ' ���       ���  The others laughed. " Oughtn't ii man  to l��j ashamed to he a liar?" asked the  yi'tiiurc-it of the thrci', who was in fact, a  medical student not yet graduated.  "My dear Harper, I said nothing about  that. The tendency to lie i.s one tiling;  lying is another."  "But do you think,"said the third man,  " I hat this superstitious leeling, this fear  of the dead, .reasonless as we know it to  be, is universal? | am my.-elf not con-  seiotis of it."  "Oh, bnr.it is 'in your system' for till  that," replied Henderson: "it, needs only  the. right conditions���what Shakespeare  calls the 'confederate season ' -to manifest itself in some very disagreeable way  that will open your eyes. Physicians and  soldiers are, of course, more nearly free  front it than others."  "Physicians and soldiers !���why don't  you add hangmen and headsmen ? Let  us have in all the assassin classes."  "No, my dear Mant-her; the juries will  not let the public executioners acquire  sufficient familiarity with death to be altogether unmoved by it."  Voting Harper, who had been helping  himself to a fresh cigar tit the sideboard,  resumed his seat. " What would you  consider condition* under which any man  of woman born would become insupport-  ably conscious of his share of our common  weakness in this regard?" ho asked, rather verbosely.  " Well, 1 should say that if a man were  locked up all night with a corpse���alone���  in a dark room���of a vacant house���with  no bed covers to pull over his head���and  lived through it without going altogether  mad���he might .justly boast himself not.of  woman born, nor yet, like Macduff, a product of O.-usarean section."  " I thought you never would finish piling up conditions," said Harper, " but J  know a man who is neither a physician  nor a soldier who will accept them all, for  tuiv stake you like to name."  ''���'Who is he?"  " His name isJarette���a stranger in California ; comes from my town in New  York. 1 haven't any money to back him.  buthe will back himself with dead loads  of it."  "How do you know that?."  " He would rather bet than eat. As for  fear���I dare say he thinks it some cutaneous-disorder, or,-possibly, a particular  kind of religious heresy."  " What does he look like ? " Helberson  was evidently becoming interested.  "Like Mancher, here ��� might be his  twin brother."  "I accept- the challenge," said Helberson  promptly. .''������'''.  :..'" Awfully obliged toyou for the compliment, I'm sure," drawled Mancher, who  was growing sleeuy. " Can't I get into  this?"  "Not agaiust me," Helberson said. "I  don't want your money."  "All right," said Mancher, "I'll be the  corpse."  The others laughed.  The outcome of this crazy conversation  we have seen.  In extinguishing his meager allowance  of caudle Mr. Jar'ette's object was to preserve it against some unforeseen need.  He may have thought, too, or half  thought, that the darkness would be no  worse at one time thau another, and if  the situation became insupportable, it  would be better to have a means of relief,  or even release. At any rate, it was wise  to have a little reserve of light, even if  only to enable him to look at his watch.  No sooner had he blown out the caudle  and set it on the floor at his side than he  settled himself comfortably in the armchair, leaned back and closed his eyes,  hoping and expecting to sleep. In this lie  was disappointed ; he had never in his life  felt less sleepy, and in a few minutes lie  gave up the attempt. But what could he  do? He could not go groping about in  the absolute darkness at the risk of bruising himself���tit the risk, too, of blundering against the table and rudely disturbing the dead. We all recognize their  right to lie at rest, with immunity from  all that is harsh and violent. Jarette almost succeeded in making himself believe  that considerations of that kind restrained  him from risking the collision and fixed  him to the chair.  While thinking of this matter he fancied that he heard a faint sound in the  direction of the table���what kind of sound  he could hardly have explained. He did  not turn his head. Why should he���in  the darkness? But he listened���why  should he not? And listening he grew  giddy and grasped the arms of the chair  for support. There was a strange ringing  in his ears: his head seemed bursting;  his chest was oppressed by the constriction of his clothing. He wondered why it  was so, and whether these were symptoms  of fear. Suddenly,. with a long and  strong expiration, his chest appeared to  collapse, and with the great gasp with  which he refilled his exhausted lungs the  vettigo left him and he knew that so intently had he listened that he had held  his breath almost to suffocation. The revelation was vexatious; he arose, pushed  away the chair with his foot, and strode  to the center of the room. But one does  not stride far in darkness; he began to  grope, and, finding the wall, followed it to  an angle, turned, followed it past the two  windows, and there in another corner  came into violent contact with the reading stand, overturning it. It made a clatter which startled him. He was annoyed;  "How the devil could I have forgotten  where it was!" he muttered, and groped  his way along the third wall to the fireplace.    " I must put things to rights," said  Mr.   Jarette,   feeling   the   floor   i'or   the  candle.  Having recovered that, he lighted it  and instantly turned his eyes tothetah'le,  whete, rial ur-illy, nothing had underg"n��  any change. .The reading stand lay unobserved upon the floor; he, had forgotten  to "put it to i igbts." tie looked all about  the room, dispersing the deeper shadows  by movements of the candle in his hand,  and, fiually, crossing over to the door,  tried it by turning and pulling the knob  with all his strength. It (fid not yield,  and this seemed to afford him a certain  satisfaction; indeed, he secured it more  firmly by a bolt which he had not before  observed. Returning to his chair, lie  looked at his watch; it was half-past  nine. With a -tart of surprise he held  the watch at his -;nr. It nad not stopped.  The candle was now visibly shorter. He  again extinguished it, placing it on the  floor at his side as before.    '  Mr. Jarette was not at his ease : he was  distinctly dissari-jfied with his surroundings,    and    with    himself  for   being    so.  "What.have   I   to   fear?" he   thought.  "This is ridiculous and disgraceful ; I will  not be &o great a fool."   But courage does  not come of   saying,  " 1   will   be courageous," nor of recognizing its appropriateness  to  the occasion.   The more .Jarette  condemned   himself, the   more reason he  gave    himself    for   condemnation ;      the  greater the number of variations which  he played upon the simple theme of the  harmlessness of rhe dead, the more horrible   grew   the   discord  of   his   emotions.  " What," he cried aloud iu the anguish of  his spirit, "what! shall I, who have nota  shade of   superstition  in   my   nature ���I,  who   have   no   belief in  immortality���I,  who know (and  never more clearly chn.ii  now) that the after-life is the dream of a  desire--s hill I   I   lose at once my   bet,  my  honor and   my self-respect,   perhaps my  reason, because curtain savage ancestors,  dwelling in caves and burrows, conceived  the monstrous notion that the dead walk  by night: that���-" distinctly,  unmistakably, Mr. Jarette heard behind him a light,  soft sound of footfalls, deliberate, regular  and successively nearer!  Just before daybreak the next morning  Dr. Helberson and his young friend Harper were driving slowly through the  streets of North Beach iu the doctor's  coupe. c  "Have you still the confidence of youth ^  in    the   courage   or   stolidity    of   your  friend?"  said   the  elder man.    "Do you  believe that I have lost this wager? "  "I know you  have," replied the other,  with enfeebling emphasis.  " Well, upon my soul, I hope so."  It was spoken earnestly, almost solemnly.    There  was  a silence, for a  few moments.  " Harper," the doctor resumed, looking  very serious in the shifting half-lights  that eutered the carriage as they passed  the street lamps, "I don't feel altogether  comfortable about this business. If your  friend had not irritated me by the contemptuous manner in which he treated  my doubt of his endurance���a purely physical quality���and by the cool incivility of  his suggestion that the corpse be that of  a physician, I should not have gone on  with it. If anything should happen we  are ruined, as I fear we deserve to be."  "What can happen ? Even if the matter should be taking a serious turn, of  which lam not at all afraid, Mancher has  only .to resurrect himself and explain  matters. With a genuine subject from  the dissecting room or one of your late  patients it might be different."  Dr. Mancher, then, had been as good as  his promise; he was the "corpse."  Dr. Helberson was silent for a long  time, as the carriage, at a snail's pace,  crept along the same street it had traveled two or three times already. Presently he spoke: "Well, let us hope that  Mancher, if he has had to rise from the  dead, has been discreet about it. A mistake in. that might make .'matters, worse  instead of better."  " Yes," said. Harper, " Jarette would  kill him. ..But, doctor"��� looking at his  watch as the carriage passed a gas lamp���  "it is nearly four o'clock at last."  A moment later the two had quitted  the vehicle, and were walking briskly  toward the long unoccupied house belonging to the doctor, in which they had immured Mr. Jarette, in accordance with  the terms of the mad wager. As they  neared it they met a man running. "Can  you tell me," he cried, suddenly checking  his speed, "' where L can find a physician ?",'-.-:  " What's the matter ? "Helberson asked,  non-committal.  "Go and see for yourself," said the man,  resuming his running.  They hastened on. Arrived at. the  house, they saw several persons entering  in haste and excitement, in some "of the  dwellings near by and across the way, tlie  chamber windows were thrown up, showing a protrusion of heads. All heads  were asking questions, none heeding the  questions of the others. A few of the  windows with closed blinds were illuminated ; the inmates of those rooms were  dressing to come down. Exactly opposite  the door of the house which they sought,  a street lamp threw a yellow, insufficient  light upon the scene, seeming to.say that  it could disclose a good deal more if it  wished. Harper, who was now deathly  pale, paused at the door and laid ti hand  upon his companion's arm. " it is all��� tip  with us, doctor," he said in extreme agitation, which contrasted strangely with  his free and easy words :" the game has  gone against us all. Let's not go in there :  I'm for lying low."  " I'm a physician," said Dr. Helberson,  calmly ; " there may be need of one."  They mounted the doorsteps and were  about to enter. The door was open : the  street.lamj) opposite lighted the passage  into which it opened. It was full of people. Some had ascended the stairs at the  farther end, and, denied admittance  above, waited for better fortune. All  were talking, none listening. Suddenly,  on the upper landing: there was a great  commotion: a man had sprung out of a  door and was breaking away from those  endeavoring to detain him. Down  through the mass of affrighted idlers he  came, pushing them aside, flattening  them against the wall on one side, or compelling them to cling by the rail on the  other, clutching them by the throat,  striking  them  savagely,  thrusting them  back down the stair.--, and walking over  the fallen. His ulntliing was in disorder;  he wa- without .-i hat.    Mi-eyes, wild and  resfles-. had in i Iumm ipi liing more ter-  rii'ving i li in hi- qiii.i. ���������ii ly sup--iiiii'iian  strength. His face, smuotli-siiaven, was  bloodless, his haii-snow, white.  As the croud at the foot, of the stairs'  having more freedom, fell away to let  him pass, Harper sprang forward. "Jarette ! Jarette ! " he cried.  Dr. Helberson sui/.tul Harper'by the collar and dragged him back. The man  looked into their faces without seeming to  s'ee'thein, and sprang through the door,  down the steps into the street and away.  A stout policeman, who had had inferior  success iu conquering his way down the  stairway, followed a moment later and  started in pursuit, nil the heads in the  windows���those of women and children  now-screaming in guidance.  The stairway being now partly cleared,  most of the crowd having rushed down to  the street, to observe rhe flight and pur-;  suit, Dr. Helberson mounted to the landing, followed by Harper. At a door in  the upper passage tin officer denied them  admittance. " \V*e are physicians," said  the doctor, and they passed in. Therooin  was full of men, dimly seen, crowded  about a table. The newcomers edged  their way forward, and looked over the  shoulders of those in the front rank.  Upon the table, the lower limbs covered  with a, sheet, lay the body of a man, bril-  litintly illuminated by the beam of a bull's-  eye lantern held by a policeman standing  at the feet. The others, excepting those  near -the head ���the officer himself���-all  were in darkness. The face of the body  showed yellow, repulsive, horrible! The  eyes were partly open and upturned, and  tlfepjaw fallen : traces of froth defiled the  lips, the chin, the cheeks. A tall man,  evidently a phvsician, bent over the body  with his hand thrust under the shirt  front. He' withdrew it and placed two  fingers in the open mouth. "This man  has been about two hours dead," said he.  " It is a case for the coroner.''  lie drew a card from his pocket, handed  it to the officer, and made his way toward  the door.  "Clear the room���out, all!" said the  officer, sharply, and the bod3r disappeared  as if it had been snatched away, as he  ���hil'ted the lantern and flashed its beam  ��� f light here ami there against the faces  f/ , f the crowd. The effect was amazing.  7'ii'e men, blinded, confused, almost terri  ;*-'    i _ _i - t. ii- .i  born and Sharper?" inquired the lunatic,  laughing.  , ''Jlv nan"' ii Helberson, yes; and this  grtni l<"ina'> <- Mv. Harper," replied the  lormi". km.- it id., " Jiut we are not phy-  niciaiih now ; we are���well, hang it, old  man, we tire gamblers."  And that was the truth.  ."A very good profession--very good,  indeed : and, by the way, I hope Sharper  here paid over Jarette's moiies' like tin  hone-t stakeholder. A very good, and  honorable profession," he repeated,  thoughtfully, moving carelessly away;  "but I stick to the old one. I am High  Supreme Medical Officer of the Blooming- j  dale Asylum ; it is my duty to cure th  superintendent."  APPLICATION" FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.  CHAMBER   OF   MINES;  A; New   Coast   Institution   of   Comprehensive  and   Varied   Formation.  Some time since the mining men on the  coast, formulated a scheme to encourage  precious metal industry  of  the  pro-;  the  li<id,  diloi  i  made a tumultuous rush for the  pushing, crowding and tumbling  ever .one another as they fled, like the  hosts of night before the shafts of Apollo.  Upon the struggling, trampling mass the  officer poured his light without pity and  without cessation. Caught in the current,  Helberson and Harper were swept out of  the room and cascaded down the stairs  into the street.  "Ciood God, doctor! did 1 not tell you  that Jarette would kill him?" said Harper as soon as they were clear of the  crowd.  "1 believe you did,", replied the other,  without apparent emotion. , <'  They walked on in silence, block after  block. Against the graying east the  dwellings of our hill tribes showed in silhouette. The familiar milk wagon was  already astir in the stireets ; the baker's  man would soon come upon the scene ; the  newspaper carrier was abroad in the  land.  "It strikes me, youngster," said Helberson, " that you and I have been having  too much of the morning air lately. It is.  unwholesome: we need a change. What  do you say to a tour in Europe ? "  "When?"  "I'm not particular. I should suppose  that 4 o'clock this "afternoon would be  ectrly enough." ;  " I'll meet you at the boat," said Harper.  Seven years afterwards these two men  sat upon a bench in Madison 'squared'New  York in familiar conversation. Another  man, who had been observing them for  sorae time, himself unobserved, approached, and, courteously lifting his hat  from locks as white as snow, said : "I beg  your pardon, gentlemen, but when you  have killed a man by coming to life it is  best to change clothes with him, and-at  the first opportunity make a break for  liberty."  Helberson and Harper exchanged significant glances. They were, apparently  amused. The former then looked the  stranger kindly in the eye, and replied':���  "That has always been my plan. I entirely agree with you sis to its ad van t���"  He stopped suddenly and grew deathly  pale. He stared at the man, open-  mouthed: he trembled visibly.  "Ah!" said the stranger, "I see that  you are indisposed, doctor. If you cannot  treat yourself Dr. Harper can do something for you, I am sure."  " YV'ho the devil are you ?" said .Harper  bluntly.  The stranger came nearer, and, bending  toward them, said in a whisper: " I call  myself Jarette sometimes, but I don't  mind telling you, for old friendship, that  1 am Dr. William Mancher."  The revelation brought both men to  their feet. "Mancher!" they cried in,a  breath: and Helberson 'added :." It is  true, by God !" .      '  " Yes," said the stranger, smiling vaguely: "it is true enough, no doubt."  lie hesitated, and seemed to be trying  to recall something, then began humming  a popular air. He'had apparently forgotten their presence.  " Look here, Mancher," said the elder of  the two, "tell us just what occurred that  night���to Jarette, you know."  "Oh, yes, about Jarette," said the  other. " It's odd 1 should have neglected  to' tell you���I tell it so often. You see, 1  knew, by overhearing him talking to himself, that he was pretty badly frightened.  So I couldn't resist the temptation to  come to life and have a bit of fun out of  him���I couldn't, really; That was all  right, though certainly I did not think he  would take it so seriously: I did nof,  truly. And afterward well, it was a  tough job changing places with him, and  then- damn you ! you didn't let me out!"  Nothing could exceed the ferocity with  which these hist words were delivered.  Both men stepped back in alarm.  '* Wo?--why���why,"   Helberson    stammered, losing his self-possession utterly.  " we had nothing to do with it."  " Didn't  I   say you were Doctors llell-  viuce and daubed it with r.he high-sounding name of the B. C. Chamber of mines.  The chamber is to consist of associate,  representative, honorary, visiting and  foreign members, embracing, it possible,  representatives from every mining company operating in the country. Incorporation is to be immediately sought, and  on the loth a meeting for the purpose of  adopting- a constitution will be held at  the Hotel Vancouver, in the terminal  city. Briefly, the objects of the chamber  are :  1. To promote and protect the mining  interests and industries of the province  of British Columbia.  2. To consider all questions connected  with the mining industry, and to promote  public discussion thereon.  ���i. To promote legislative and other  measures affecting such mining industry.  ���f. To collect and circulate statistics  and other information relating to such  mining industry.  5. To communicate with and exchange  information upon mining matters with  chambers of mines or government departments of mines in the Dominion of Canada and other countries.  0. To procure information as to mines,  mining companies and all matters relating  thereto, and circulate the same.  7. To establish, form and maintain a  library and museum of models, specimens,  designs, drawings and other articles of  interest in connection with the mining industry/for the use of members.  S. To act as arbitrators in the settlement of any disputes arising out of mining, if so requested.  Mineral Act Tinkering.  More tinkering with the provincial mineral act is promised at the present sitting  of  the  local  legislature.    For some time  past feelers have been put out in the Slocan" to ascertain public sentiment' on" certain  new innovations.     By W.  A.  Car-  lyle's recommendation, before his resignation as provincial  mineralogist, it is believed a  change  will, be  made, affecting  the life of a recorded claim : and, in this  respect, he has been endorsed by a number of Kaslo's leading men.    Carlyle proposes that all claims shall be existent only  from  January  1   to December 31 in each  year, provided, of course, the usual assessment be performed.   This ������ work must be  done within !)0 days from date of location,  and   will  hold only   till  December 31  of  same year.    In this way it is hoped to conserve  to  the country  the advantage of  having a mineral belt developed, rather  than  allow  the  rambling  wild-cat prospector the privilege of stakiug and holding innumerable claims without much expense  or  work.    While there is support  for  this  measure in the Slocan, yet the  general opinion is strongly averse to having the present law governing the point  in  question altered.    As is  well known,  there are certain sections at the heads of  various  creeks  that are   seldom  free of  snow for a period longer than six  weeks  or two months, and it would keep a man  hustling to get a claim staked and work  commenced within the proposed time, let  alone   finishing   it,   were   he    fortunate  in finding a ledge the first day'he was out  and the snow were to keep off.    Were a  claim staked in Norember or December,  it would not permit of sufficient, time for  tlie assessment  to  be done ere it.would  lapse.'   While the workings of the present  act may be cumbersome to a certain extent,  it'permits of more freedom  to the  prospector   thau    the    proposed   change  would   til low.   Better  leave   well enough  alone.  Kootenay's MUltla Battalion. ~  In the course of a few days a meeting  will be !ield in the city to organize and  get into proper shape the preliminaries  for forming two companies of the ride  <durps the militia department purposes establishing in West Kootenay. Seventy  names .have'been secured to the list, but  about thirty more are required to muster  up to full company strength. Owing to  its geographical position, Nelson should  be made the headquarters of the battalion,  and if the proper attention be paid, this  advantage can be gained. Those engaged  in promoting the scheme are meeting  with every encouragement, and they can  easily obtain the .necessary certificated  officers. Rossland aims at, securing three  companies, and New Denver one with the  regimental band.  Goes In I'or Placer Mining.  T. Proctor, of this city, Ims bonded a  half mile of placer ground on Brewery  creek, in East Kootenay. from George  Doherty. There are good indications of  g'old on the creek wherever bedrock has  been reached. The wash is upwards of  21 feet deep in places, and at that depth,  the gravel has yielded five cents to the  pan. Throe miles of the creek bed has  been taken up and will be worked in the  spring.  Xoiioe is hereby given Unit application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province of Mrilinh Columbia, at its next session, for an net to incorporate a  company to build, construct, equip, maintain and operate  a line or lines of railway of .standard or narrow guage,  for the purpose of carrying freight, and pa-ssengers from  .��. point on Iho north shore of the West Ann of Kootenay  lake at or near the City of Xelson. thence along the -aid  arm to .Six-mile creek: Ihcnco following Six-mile; creek  to a point at or near the divide between Lemon and  Springer creeks, in the district of ttoi-t Kuoionay and  province aforesaid, with power to equip, construct,  operate and maintain branch lines to any mine or mines  or other point.-, whatever within a radius of thirty miles  from any poinlnlon^ the line of.--aid mil way or terminus  thereof: and all necessary bridge-,, roadways and ferries,  anil to build, own and maintain wharves, steamboaul.  and docks in connection therewith : and with power of ���  using in ihc-opcruliou of said railway or any of its  branches, steam, electricity or othermoiive power: with  e j the power lo build, eipiip, maintain and operate telegraph  and telephone lines in connection with the said railway  and branches: and forl.hetrniismission of messages fortliu  public and commercial purposes: and lo generate electricity for the supply of light, heat and powor.-imd with power  toexpropriaic lands for the purposes of the company, and  to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, donations, loans or  other aids from any government, municipal corporations,  or other person or persons or bodies, and lo levy and collect tolls from any persons using and on all freight of an v  description or kind t-oovcr, passing over any of such  roads, railways, ferries, steamboats and wharves built by '���  llie company: and with power to lease, make traliio or  other arrangements wilh railway, steamboat or oilier  companies'ami for all other usual and necessary.-. or incidental powers, righls and privileges in any way conducive lo the attainment of the above objects or any of  them.        .JOHN KI,U0T, Solicitor for the Applicants.  Dated at Xelson.  British Columbia, this '^Jih day of  December, A. I). 1807. IJanuarv 1st)  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the "Creditor's Trust Deeds Act. IS90," and  Amending Acts.  Sollce is hereby given that Arthur W. Peck, trading  under the name, style and firm of A. W. Peek fc Co , in  the City of Xelson, in llie province of British Columbia,  dealer in furniture and household supplies-, carrying on  business there has by deed dated the 31st, day of December, I,S!)7, iu-signed all his personal estate, credits and  cil'ccts which may be seized and sold under e.vecntioi  against the said A. W. Peck .Sc Co. are rcfpiired on or before the I jtli day of February, 1S!)S, to send to the said  trustee full pariiculars of llie sameduly verified together  with particulars of any security held by them. And  notice is hereby given that after the said lath day of  February, 1S!)S, the trustee will proceed lo distribute the '  assets among those creditors whose claims have been  lodged with him, and,that he will not be responsible  after such date for the assets so distributed or any part  thereof to any per.-on or persons, linn or corporation of  whoso debt or claim he \shall not then have received  notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at theotllce of  Kdward A. Crease, Maker street, Xelson, Mi-itish Columbia, on .Saturday, the Sth day of January. HfflS. at, ibe  hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  KDWARD A. CIlKASE, Solicitor for the Trustee,  luted at Xelson, M. I,'., this 31st clay of December, 1897.  NOTICE   OF  TIMBER   LIMIT.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty davs afterdate wc  intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for a .special license to cut Limber on the following  described lands: Commencing at a post planted on Six-  mile creek trail about 200 yards north from a small lake  on Summit, creek,, marked S. E. corner post of G. E.  Foster and George Gillies timber limii, thence running  about north 50 degrees east. 1(K) chains along the east  side of Lemon creek, thence north 7f> degrees, .west I'd  chains crossing I.emon creek, thence south lo degrees,  west IGO chains along llie west, bank of Lemon creek,  crossing the second north fork of l.omon creek, thence  south 75 degrees, east. iYl chains crossing Demon creek to  the place of beginning, containing 1000 acres more or less.  G. K. FOSTER,  (JEOftfil-: GILLIES,  Dated January 5th. I8HS. [January 29lliJ  Notice     of    Application     for    Certificate     of  Improvements.  SXO WSI.I IHi MIXKHAT, CLAIM, SITUATE IX TI I K SKISOS .MINING    DIVISION   OK    WKST    KOOTK.VA V    DI-STUICT,    AND  LOCATiin  on wn.n lionsi-:-chv.kk aiioct o.vk milk  ' l-'RO.M  THK TOWN  OK  VMIH.  ��� 'IVillo iiwiice  ;,liat 1,   J.  A.  Kirk,  acting. a.->  agent  for  Robert Fulton Dodd, free minor's certificate Xo.3()!)3a, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to tlie'min-  ��� ing recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice Lhat action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. J. A. ICIRIC.  Dated this Itth day of January. 1898.        |January loth J  Notice   of ' Application   for' Certificate   of  Improvements.  I1VWATBIC .MINEUAL CLAIM. SITCATK. , IN THK .SKI-SOX  MINING DIVISION OK WEST'KOOTENAY DISTltlCT. AND  LOCATKW ON THK NOKTH SIDE OK WILD IIOKSK CJtKKK  AHOIIT SEVEN .MILES EAST OK THE NKLS'ON AND I'OUT  .SlIKI'l-AHD   HAII.WAY.'  Take notice that I. Samuel D. Long, acting as agent for  Philip White, free miner's certificate Xo. 9S.2II, intend  : sixty days from the date hereof, iu apply to the mining  recorder for a certillcate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under section 37.  must be commenced before the issuance of such certillcate of improvements.       SAMUEL L. LONG. P. L. S.  Dated this i'Sthday of October, 1S97. [Dec. lib)  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. I intend to apply to the. chief  commissioner of lands aiid works for permission to purchase the following described lands.  ' IlESCItllTIOX.-  Commencing at a post, planted -'DO fuel easterly from  railway in Slocan river valley and about ten miles from  Junction, marked W. If. D.'s S. K. corner, thence north  SO chains, thence west 10 chains, thence south SO chains,  thence east 10 chains, to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less. \\". II. DOW'SLVG.  Dated Xelson, Ii. C, December nth, 1897.        [Dee. lit li j  Notice of Application   to   Lease  Land.  I hereby give notice that thirty days after thisilate I intend to apply to the assistant commissioner of lands and  works, for a lease of 100 acres of land for a term of  twenty-one years, for the purpose nf opening up and  working a stone quarry.  AKCIIIK MAIXWARIXG JOHX.SOX.  Dated at .-Xelson. January 31st, I.S9S. | Feb. "it h|  DE.SCIUITION.  Commencing at a post, marked "A. M.-J.'s 8. K. corner."  on the west bank of Crawford buy about one mile south  of Crawford creek, ihencc we.-l 10 chains,.thence north  HI chains, thence east forty chains, more or less In thi-  we.-t bank of Crawford bay, llicnce southerly fnlluwing  tin.' sinuosities of the shore line of s-ud Crawford hay to  the point, of commencement, containing h*1 acres more  nrl.'-s.  Certificate  of   Registration  of an  Provincial    Company.  Extra-  cn.MiuNiKs Act. IS97."  'l HE EMI'IKE CONSOLIDATED  MINING COM I'AX V.  Registered the 27:h day of 1 lecember, ISO".  T 1IKRKHV CERTIFY that I have, this day registered  -J-   the " Empire 'Consolidated  .Mining Company" us an  Extra-Provincial  Company under the "Companies Act.  i.snr."  The head office of the Company is situate iii the City of  Spokane, .Stale of Washington. I. S. A.  The amount of the capital of the Company is S.iOO.tW,  divided into 50,000 shares of ��10 each.  The bead olllci- of the Company iu this province is situate at Ainswortli, Kootenaj District, and J. W. .Smith, a  Xotary Public, whose address is Ainswortli, M. C, is tlie  attorney for the Company. .  The lime of existence of iiie Company is fifty years.  The objects for which the Company ha- been established and registered are:  To buy. own, sell, lease, work and develop mines and  mining claims: to mine, buy, sell, ship and treat ores  anil minerals: build, own. lease, and operate concentrators, stamp inills, and all machinery and apparatus  which may be used iu treating and reducing ores: buy.  own. lease and sell real estate, mill sites, water rights,  water fronts and wharves: to build and operate and  equip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: lo  deal in all kinds of merchandise, and engage iu all such  other things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the objects and nurpiises of this Corporation.  Given under my hand and seal of olllee at Victoria.  Province of Briti-h Columbia, this 27th day of December.  ISH7. S. V.  U'OOTTON,  |L.s.| Registrar of Joint .Slock Companies.  ZLVCTXS"1"^  j-o  violin.  Mandolin or  Orchestra furnished  I list ruin ions  given   on  the  banjo.    Terms Reasonable,  for all occasions.  FRANK  H.! HARPER, Tremnni  Hotel, Wlsnn  [M,rii^M..Mwam'��as��� THE  TRIBUNE:"   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  U,   189S.  LOCAI,   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  C. W. West was nifirried to JMisi OVwi--  Askew, ori Tuesday, by He v. Mr. E-i^ton,  in the Episcopfil church. Mr. and ��� Mrs-  West have gone to Victoria for a ten  day's trip, via Spokane.  H. II. Jorancl, who is filling barrister R.  B. Kerr's position at New,Denver during  the hitter's vacation in Scotland, was in  town Tuesday on legal business.  The Roman Catholics will erect a  church at Slocan City.  A post office litis been established at the  Halcyon Hot Springs, to be known as  Arrow Lake.  D. J. McDonald, mine inspector, was  here several days this week.  The recent civic election in (.rand Forks  has been declared illegal by the attorney-  general,  for failing  to'1 comply  with the  - Municipal Elections Act.      , y .  Messrs. Losisxm it McCillivray, of Calgary, have received the contract for the  bridge work on the entire line of the railway from Moyie lake to Crow's Nest lake,  a distance of 200 miles.  The city was full of men the beginning  of the week, they having come here from  the Crow's Nest road to be paid oil". From  here tJiey go to help Dan Mann out on his  contract on the Stickine Kiver railway.  Three workmen at the New Brunswick  Mining Co.'s property, on Quartz creek,  had a narrow escape from death by snow-  slides on Tuesday. Two of them were  Lirst shut up in the.tunnel, and, Avheu dug  out, they, with a third, took refuge in  the cabin, which was afterwards swept  away by a slide. The men were carried  200 feet, but without injury.  Emil Voight has purchased the controlling interest in the Good Friday mine at  Ilosslaud, on a valuation of $150,000. The  bulk of the stock was held by Frank Watson, Geo. Paul, B. F. Barinds, W. J. Harris, L. Lavinskey, E. S. Topping and  Frank Ha una.  Ira Black, of Sandon, having sold out  his hotel business.- is going to Telegraph  creek.  W. Hunter, of Silverton, has purchased  the Alamo concentrator store, and will  continue the business.  .'J. M. Harris, who has acquired'the Black  hotel at Sandon, will change its nauie'tn  the Reco.  , The Foresters at New Denver purpose  holding a big .demonstration on March 17.  H. Stege, of New Denver, will open an  hotel at Teslin lake in the spring.  Rand Ac Wall bridge have sold their  Sandon busiue.-s to E. M. Sandilands.  Lacy Johnson, master mechanic of the  C. P. R., Vancouver, has been iu Nelson  looking after the company's plant.  Capt. Fitzstubus will return from Victoria in a day or so, to assume his new  duties as warden of the gaol.  The local hockey team will go to Rossland next, week, to take part in the tournament.  It is expected that the Fern will have  another clean-up from its stamp mill at  the end of the month.  The Hudson's Bay Co. will open a  branch store at Fort Steele.  Clive Phillips Wooley has resigned his-  position as sanitary inspector for the provincial board of health.  \V. J. Goepel is applying to the commissioner of lands and works for 30 acres  of ground adjoining lot 7S7, on the west  arm of Kootenay lake.  M. H. White-Praser has been appointed  justice of the peace tor the town of  Wardner.  The lieutenant-governor has appointed  W. G. Pax ton, of Kevelstoke, deputy  clerk of the peace in and for Kootenay.  Thursday evening next the fare brigade  will hold their annual ball, for which big  preparations have been made and success  will surely follow. Visitors are expected  from Kaslo and other lake points.  Fred Wilson, representing the McLennan A: McFeely Hardware Co., of Vancouver, was here Thursday. He reports  Nelson the most securely established burg,  with tlie best business, in the Kootenay  country.  The tug Kaslo ran fast aground at Ktts-  kouook on Tuesday, anil the steamer Nelson failed to pull her off.  Steamer International has inaugurated  ti semi-weekly service between Kaslo and  Kuskonook.  Heavy snow and mud slides have interfered with traffic this week on the Red  Mountain and Kaslo it Slocan railways.  Henry. Forde Ac Co., wholesale and retail feed and commission merchants, of  Edmonton and Rossland, are opening out  in business in this city. A large warehouse is being erected for them on the  lake front.  Early this week a good strike of ore .was  made on the Goldendale, on Toad mountain, the breast of the tunnel showing full  with mineral, carrying gold, silver and  copper.  The lirst issue of the Mineral City News,  a monthly eight-page paper, which will be  entirely devoted to the interests of those  concerned in the development of Cariboo  Creek properties and others on Arrow'  lake, will be issued next week from Rossland.    Alfred Dyer is the editor.  C. Schunematiu, a workman at the Hall  mines, has had the misfortune to lose four  ���time-checks amounting to over .$200, be-  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, Planneletts, 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.  BIG DISCOUNT-For the next 30 days we will  give a discount of 20 per cent for cash off all  purchases for Heating4 Stoves, including* Box  Stoves, Parlor Stoves and Queens.  We will also sell the balance of our stock of  Skates at cost.  Big reduction in prices of Crockery and Glass-  ware. A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  ���always on hand at close prices.  DEALEES   HN-  ^nsriD  CORNER BAKER AND, JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  \  Comprising a new slock of Kiinev Decorated Olnssware of now designs, and the  latent importations from the factories of Rurope. NEW DfNNMCli and TKA SETS.  Addition-! to our elegant assortment of (f'lassware constantly arriving.   Our stock of  In order to reduce our stock we will offer for next week only a special discount oi  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.  GKROCIEIRJIIES  Comprises everything in Clio line used by hotels, families and the mines  K1XK TEAS ASD COKKEK in all iiualities and eomhinations.  DAIRY AND KAK1I produce bought, in large <iuanlilies from the producers.  FINEST DRIED AND FRESH FRUITS constantly on hand and arriving.  A-CARLOAD OF CANNED VEGETAHLES bought at, last season's low prices  EVEKYTKTNG  FOR THE TABLE and of the best quality and lowest prices.  and sold accordingly.  ��  'PUggl  BAKEE   STREET.,   IN EL SO IN"  We have received a complete line of these  goods. We guarantee to you every pair  of Scissors and every Razor.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  to  $so,ooo  improved or unimproved real estate  FOR SALK OR RENT���A well established restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying' business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing of same.'  Q.    -A-    ���������^vV'^T'JSJRJ^j^'Jsr-    &jr _00.  sides $00 in cash, representing his pay for  the past four or five months. ' He believes  the money dropped from his pockets at  the property.' Tlie cheeks are payable at  the bank of British Columbia.  White  Cotton Towels   14 by 24,   5 cents each  White Cotton  Towels  24 by 36,   2  for  25 cents Striped  Turkish Towels   r6  by 34,   2  for 25 cents  '  Pure  Linen  Towels   19 by  34,   $2.25  per dozen  Linen  Table Napkins,   $1   and $.".25  per dozen  White   Honeycomb  Ouilts,   10:4 size,   usual  price $1.50,   our price $1.25  While   Lace Curtains,  50c,   75c and $1.00 per pair  Lot  683, BlocK 1, West  Kootenay, Containing 125 Acres.  SOLD CHEAP  DURING   FEBRUARY  __ ~ ,      tv  ���    1     If you  are  in   dead   earnest  Known as Squires Point about the saving of.......  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  YOU WANT ANY?  :>st desirable  point for a siiinmot  hotel on  the  of Kootenay hike. (tootl safe bathinglor ladies  Tim mo.-  wostnrniol ..�����-.~ .���  - ._....  ,  and children, there being over one-quarter mile of sand  beach,   (iood garden with bearing small fruits.  Will sell whole or a ]iai'L.  The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  Ternis'onc-hiilf cash balance to.snit purchaser.  Tenders opened opened on February -Jili'd.  Address box 12, Nelson, li. (.'.  1 the undersigned, representing Joseph Lllninnn. ol St.  Paul. New York, and London. Knglnnil, wish to inform  niy friends and t.hs public generally that, I do not. intend  to'travel a;- heretofore, those favoring me wilhsbipmeiils  of raw furs can rely on fair treatment, and prompt returns assured.    Write for price list.  C. W. BALDWIN, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  LOST Four time checks, drawn by the Hull Mines  Company in favor of C. Kclmneinunn. and payable at the  Hank of llritish Columbia-one cheek for Slw.10: another  ���$:>7.~:>, and the other two over S.'i'l. Kinder lo leave same  at this olllec.  An excellent, properly on Forty-nine creek is oM'ereil at  moderate figure by nnn-re-iident. (iood showing, l-'aniples  nnd particulars from Ocorge  Neelands Nelson, li. ('.  25 CENTS ON  THE DOLLAR  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 li;\y Company's Store.  Diamonds   Rings Brooches Pendants  Gold, Silver, and Gold-filled Watches with any kind of movement  Novelties of all kiiVds in Sterling Silver  Some very choice lines of Cut Glass still in stock  Prices to suit the times  If so you can get suited in one of our new suits, at $6.50 or $10  Don't forget the place.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A. GILKER

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