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 Has'Mines that are  Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that'can  be Made  , Dividend " Paying Mines.  Mas  Three  Smelters  in   Successful  Opera.ior.,  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight  to   Run     ���  Several   More. '' \'  SIXTH   YEAR.-INTO.  13.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY  20, 189.S.  TWO   DOLLAUS  A   YEAH.  GAS   WORKS   FRANCHISE.  Board of Works Makes a Report on the Evans  Application. , <  H. J. Evans, under date of* February 10,  wrote to tho city council, applying for a  franchise for himself, his "successors and  assigns for erecting, constructing, maintaining and operating gas works within  the limits of the city of Nelson ; together  with the privilege of laying mains and  service pipes underground from said  works throughout ' the public streets,  roadways, alleys and lanes of the said  city i'or the supply of gas. The franchise  is to remain in force for the period of 25  years, the works to be completed within  two years from date of franchise. As I  do not ask for immunity from taxation,  J trust the council will be enabled to  grant me a liberal franchise. I shall be  glad to meet you and discuss details at  anv time you may appoint."  This communication was referred to the  public works committee, who reported at  Monday's meeting of the council "that  they have considered the subject of the  accompanying communications of thelOlh  instant from Ji. J. Evans, applying for  ��� the franchise for the erecting, constructing and maintaining and operating gas  works within the city limits, and recommend as follows :t  1. That the application be granted on  satisfactory bonds being given for the  commencement of work within six months  from the date of .the granting of the  franchise.  2. That the works be completed within  two years from said date.  3. That the location of the works be  subject to the approval of the city  council.  .4. That the gas mains be laid on side  streets and alleys, and subject to the approval of tho city engineer.  5. That the city be paid three per cent,  of the gross receipts from all sources for.  the first two years, five per cent, for the  next eight years, and six per cent, for the  following fifteen years.  (5. That bonds be also furnished i'or the  placing of the streets and alleys in which  the mains be laid in good condition, and  ior the relief of the council of all responsibility for damages or accidents caused  through openings and excavations in any  streets or alleys by the applicant or his  successors.  7. That the maximum charge for gas'to  consumers shall not exceed $3.00 per  thousand cubic feet.  S. That the city shall have the right to  acquire by purchase the whole of the  land, buildings and plant comprising tlie  gas works, together with all rights and  privileges, at any time during the continuance of the charter : and in such case  the amount to be paid by the city to be  determined by arbitration."  Mr. Evan's syndicate, comprised principally of local men. will be prepared to go  on with their enterprise so soon as the  terms of their franchise" ha vo been agreed  upon.  Mollie Hughes'Ledse Cut.  Felix Hughes always believed he had a  good thing in the Mollie Hughes group,  adjoining the town of New Denver, yet he  ever played in hard luck. After years of  labor, litigation and ill health, aud despite numerous opportunities to sell at  good figures, Hughes disposed of the  group for a trifle over $2,000 some weeks  ago to Messrs. Bragdon, Clever, Slierran  and Avison. of New Denver. These parties gave a contract for tunnelling, the  work . to be done below the railway.  About half the contract was finished  when the ledge was cut, showing a foot of  ore, running high in gold and silver.  Hughes' faith has been demonstrated, but  all too late for him. Such is the perversity of mining.  Matterhorn Group Disposed Of.  F. M. Chadbonrn. of this city, has just  concluded a deal whereby a strong London syndicate has acquired control of the  Matterhorn group, in East Kootenay.  There are six ciaims>in the group, situated in the Windermere district. The  claims were located last July, and have  on all a. strong ledge showing, assaying 15  to 15 per cent, copper. $5 to $25 in gold  and tS'O ounces in silver. Not much work  has yet been done on the group beyond a  few prospect holes. A first payment was  cabled to the bank of British Columbia,  and the remainder of the bond will follow  in a year. Work will be commenced by a  force of men as soon as the snow disap-1  pears. R. S. Gallup was the principal  owner.   Rare Mineral Discovered.  A. H. Iioldich, analytical chemist and  assayer, writes to the Ti.ir.uxi-: that "it  may interest some of your- readers to  know that the rather rare mineral tungsten exists in this neighborhood. A sample of rock left* with me last summer,  which carried no value in* precious metals,  and yet was peculiar, 1 have proved to be  scheelite, which is a well known tungsten  mineral, though, to the best of my knowledge, hitherto undiscovered in this province. In England there is usually a very  close intimacy between tungsten and tiii,  and when the snow goes it will be interesting to see if that intimacy exists here."  Ymir "Wants Wagon Roads.  The mine owners in and around Ymir  are making a determined move to get  government assistance towards the construction of .necessary wagon roads to the  main properties. So far, no ollieial aid  lias been given the cam;), and, in view of  the revenue derived, it is owing the min  ers that they should get their demands.  It is pointed out that at present there is a  total ot 20-1 men employed, with a month-  i ly pa.vroll, of $2-1.420. Something like  $25,000 has been expended hy private enterprise in building trails and roads so  far. About $200,000 worth ot tunneling  and sinking has been done on the various  claims, outside of $30,000 expended on  n^pufiiiipiifi. With thi< showing, the  mini, owiioi-s believe thr-y should get  assistance to enable them in get out ore  and place the camp on a sound shipping  basis. ,   Adjunct of the O.iP.-R.  II. Abbott, W. Whyte, II. Marpole and  G. McL. Brown, all C. J?. R. officials, have  made application to the legislature for an  act incorporating a railway company to  be known  as "Tlie Mountain  Tramway  and  Electric  Company,"   with  power to  construct, acquire and operate ropeways  and tramways i'or the transportation of  freight from points on or near the Nakusp  and Slocan railway, and branches thereof,  to  mines  and  mineral claims in the Mc-  Guigan camp and Whitewater JrSasin, and  elsewhere in   the district through  which  said railway and branches  pass, or will  pass,  and   from  points on the Columbia  and Kootenay railway, Crow's Nest line,  constructed  or   to   be   constructed,   and  branches thereof, in the mining districts  of East aud West Kootenay, to mines and  mineral  claims  in the districts through  which sairl railway^and branches-respectively pas��. op will pass ; and to construct,  acquire and operate works and plant to  generate and supply heat, light and electricity in the said districts and elsewhere  in  the  province, and  to dispose of such  heat, light and electricity : and to acquire  aud  hold all kinds of real and  personal  property together with the power to expropriate lands and all other powers and  privileges that may be necessary, incidental or advantageous to the full exercise of  tlie powers hereinbefore mentioned.  WEEK'S   EXPORTS  TOTAL   $219,164  ��� An Increase of Four -Hundred��� Tons Exported  Over Last Week. <���  The feature of this week's shipments of  ore has been th�� steady output of the  Trail smelter, which exported 200,519  pounds of copper matte, which went to  Butte for treatment. The Le Roi again  shows up largely, and was the only shipper from the Rossland camp. With the  exception of the Payneaiid Kootenay Ore  Company, the Slocan shipments were  made by way of Nakusp. Snow blocked  the Kaslo railway for a  week  or more,  and, as a consequence, but little tonuage  has come down. Everett got the ore from  the Kootenay Ore Company, and Newark,  N. .)., the bullion from the Hall Mines  smelter. Four properties from the Slocan  lake slope enter into the list, the Vancouver, Comstock, Idaho, and Queen Bess.  J_]ven with the interruptions to the railway traffic, the tonnage is 400- tons over  those, of last week, but $40,000 short, in  value. Following are the shipments in  detail:  BULLION   AND   MATTE.  Pounds Value  EAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  Provincial Public Schools.  The educational department, has just issued its 2fith annual report of the public  schools of JBritish Columbia, ending June  30, IS07.    A good record was made during  the year for efficiency and practical results.   There  were 214 schools in operation, I high, 22 graded, 213 common and 5  ward.      There   were   3S4   monitors   and  teachers employed,  34 more than in the'  previous year.   The whole number of, pupils  enrolled   was   I5.70S, an   increase   of  1,338 over 1805-0.    The actual daily attendance  was 0,000.01,  an  increase of 7-15.36.  The percentage of average daily attendance in the city districts was 71.0.5. in rural districts, 58.81. and for the entire province, 03.20.    For all  purposes of education, the department expended $230,(iS1.32.  Trail was the only place in Kootenay to  have  a    new   school    building   erected.  Schools are in operation in the following  newly-created districts : Ainswortli, Bran-  dou-Slocun.   Fort   Steele,   Grand   J^orks,  Greenwood, New Denver, Sandon. besides  other   places.     The   assisted   schools   at  .Field. Jllicillewaet,  Pilot Bay aud Three  Forks have been  maintained,  while new  ones have been established at Silverton,  Tobacco   Plains,  Wardner,   Y"mir,  Trout  Jjake, Saltno, Fairview, Cascade Citj' aud  Camp McKinney.    TJiere was an increase  of 1338 in tlie number of pupils attending  the   public schools and  of J  in the high  schools.    New Kootenay Railways.  R. T.Williams, of Victoria, has applied  to the legislature for a charter for the  Southeast Kootenay Railway Co., to construct a railroad from J.\>rt Steele to a  point near where the Kootenay river  crosses the boundary line.  A charter for a narrow guage railway,  from Arrowhead, via Trout lake, to Kootenay lake, is asked by E. T. Gait, H. S.  Holt. W. D. Barclay and C. A. Magrath.  Tlie legislature is also petitioned for a  charter for the North Star aud Arrow-  Lake : railway., by W. Mackenzie, D. U.  Mann and J. II. Hoare. The road will  run from a , point at which the li. C.  Southern railway crosses Kootenay river,  up St. Mary's river to the North Star  mine, and on to Kootenay lake and thence  to Arrow lake.  Trail .smelter   . 2.10,51.1  Hull Mines smeller, copper bullion  ..    11,77-2  ORE.  Approximate  Tons.  Value,  1.220  Kootenay Ore Company;'Kaslo...  ...     230  50  Vancouver Group. Slocan   10  Queen Uess mine. Slocan   Id  Idaho mine, Sloomi      ���20  Cnmstocl; mine, Slocmi   ���2n  $21.1.11.1  $1,1!I7.IS()  Total for February no far   ...  8,019'  $S7o,2-"-'  Total for IK!)", via Rovolstoko..  $719,132  Total for 1897. port of Nelson...  87,613,311  SLOCAN   MINING  NOTES.  Murder Among a Gang of Navvies. at 'Bull  Head Prairie.  oThe authorities have received word of a  murder at. Bull Mead Prairie, on the line  of tlie'Cmw's Nest Pass railway. A gang  of navvies got mixed up in a drunken row,  and one of them, a Swede, was struck on  the side of the head and knocked insensible liy a man named Carson. lie died  ne.vt day, not having regained consciousness. Carson was arrested by inspector  Sanders, of the mounted police.  .Dr. Watts, coroner, held an inquest last  week upon the body of a workman on the  Crow's Nest J3ass railway, who was killed  by a premature explosion of a blast.  An' Ji._3gli.sh syndicate 'is' reported to  have made-an offer of $3,000,000 for the  Nbrth Star mine.  ��� Perry and I3rewery creeks are having a  placer excitement, and about a mile of  ground on the latter was taken up last  week.  ^Colonel  Peyton,  of Spokane,  has  purchased a sixth interest in  the Kootenay  Chief placer claim, owned  by J. E. Ryan,  paying therefor $2000.  Thirty men are at present employed on  the North Star.  Ten men are working on the JSstella, on  Tracy creek.-  Small forces are working on the Coro-  nado, Colossal, and McKay groups.  Moyie is about cleaned out. Two hotels  are under way at the city, but the finishing lumber, furniture and liquors are still  at Kuskonook, where they were shipped  from here. Goods purchased at NeNon  are still piled at the landing, there being  several carloads t'ere a wail ing transport.  Mr. Carroll has been two week* on the  road trying to get, his stuff through, and  has only succeeded in handlingOOOpounds.  The steamer Nelson left yesterday to endeavor to break the ice in the river to  Goat River landing, and ,if successful,  good* will then be taken in that way. As  it is now. people arc. on short rations, and  business men are in a sad' fix, being unable. Carroll remarks, to even get remuneration from Porter Bros, for goods lost in  transit.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  CITY   COUNCIL  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  Kootenay Curling Association.  At the Rossland carnival last week the  opportunity was taken to form the Iv.oot-  enay Curling Association, with the clubs  of Sandon, Kaslo. Nelson, Rossland and  other places as members. J. B. McArthur  was elected temporary president, A. W.  Strickland, secretary, and Messrs. Peters,  Grimmett and J3uehanan vice-presidents.  An executive committee was appointed,  consisting ot J. E. Main, Jas. Warcastle,  Sandon'; W. H. Grant, Nelson; J. S. C.  Eraser, Rossland: and Messrs. Warren  and Ray, of Golden. Messrs. Peters and  McArthiir were appointed a committee to  draft the constitution of the association.  All presidents of clubs joining will be  members of the executive board.  Bill Hunter Branching- Out.  Some time ago W. Hunter, of Silverton,  acting with others, purchased the bankrupt stock of the store at tiie Alamo concentrator. He litis since organized the  William Hunter Co., ltd., to carry on the  business. The stock of the company is  $100,000 in $10 shares, and incorporation  is to be sought at once. William Hunter,  Silverton; T. IT. Wilson, Silverton; D.  McPherson, Alamo concentrator; JohnT.  Kelly, Three Forks, and C. Loewen, Alamo  concentrator are the provisional directors.  It is given out that the Omaha Ac- Grant  Smelting Co. are withdrawing from the  field of active operations in West Koot-'  enay, hence the closing clown of the Lucky  Jim miue. in the Slocan. and the Tariff, at  Ainswortli.  Owing to delays in ore shipments, the  February dividend of the Whitewater  has been allowed to go over. Upwards of  70 cars of ore sent out in,December and'.  January have not yet been accounted for  from the smelter. ..-       ,.���       -..;  M. A. Bucke, of Jvaslo, is mentioned as  a probable successor to W. A. Carlyle in  the position of provincial mineralogist.  Considerable damage has been done to.  .the-Noble Five tramway by a slide from  the Blue Bird mine.  The big Noble Five snowslide came  down last week, but did little damage.  Two men at the Last Chance were caught  in it and. carried 200 yards, but fortunately escaped unharmed.  Forty men were temporarily laid off-at  the Payne last week owing to the blockade on the Kaslo Ac Slocan railway.  For the first time in four years the  J'ayne snowslide has come down, blocking  up the railway with the huge pile of  debris.  The Canadian Gold Mining Co. will  erect a ten-stamp mill near the Golden  Wedge, on Lemon creek.  J. Roderick Robertson, general manager for British Columbia of the London &  B. C. Gold Fields Co., speaking of the reported deal on the Enterprise mine, says  that so far as he is aware his company  has not entered into any negotiations for  the purchase of the property, and, therefore, cannot guarantee a bona fide sale.  If a deal has been made some other company must have purchased the property.  The Montezuma Mining Company has  formally accepted the tramway recently  completed at the mine.  A slide at the Lucky Jim last week demolished the blacksmith shop, as well as  carrying away a portion of the coin pressor  plant.  Operations are to be recommenced on  the Wakefield group, Four-mile creek.  The force on the Queen Bess is to be increased so soon as the accommodations  are enlarged.  Nelson's New Jail.  J. Fred Hume asked the chief commissioner of lands and works in the legislature on Monday: 1. What was the cost  of the new jail at Nelson? 2. The name  of each contractor tendering, and the  amounts? 3. How many officials in connection therewith; their different positions; name and salary of each official':1  Hon. Mr. Martin replied: 1. About $15,-  000. 2. A. Lemay & Co, $J2,SSS; R, Dins-  dale, $13,543; II. J. Williams, $13,095; -McDonald & Carrie, $11,000; Sturgeon, Laurin  & Lapoint, $ls,8(i0: Lapoint & Brown,  $1(5.580; E. B. McNairn, $18,131. 3. A. M.  Muir, architect, plans and specifications,  2 per cent; A. .!__. Hodgins, architect, construction, 5 pei- cent; Edward Bragg,  clerk of works, $5 per day: H. Hoeppner,  clerk of works, $1 per day.  Lobbying for the Corbin Charter.  E. V. Bodwell, Victoria, D. C. Corbin,  Spokane; Duncan Ross, editor of the  Boundary Creek Times, and Richard  Armstrong, of Rossland, are in Ottawa in  connection with the bill which is now before parliament for a charter for a branch  railway from the Spokane Falls & Northern railway to Boundary district. The  com pany tire not applicants for subsidy;  all that they want is a, charter.  The J3ritish Columbia Chamber of Mines  has.beeu duly organized iu Vancouver,  with the following gentleman as the first  executive committee: W. A. Carlyle, W.  Pellew Harvey, W. White, H. Abbott, JI.  Cohen, Barclay JBonthrone, A. St. G.  _Hainersley, F. S. Taggart. C. C. Bennett,  Dr.-Selwyn. and Dr.- Bell Irving.  Work on the Elise claim, on Wild Horse  crfeek, has been resumed, the J^erwick  Gold Mining Company, which controls  the property, having got the tangle involving the same, straightened out.  Rossland board of trade has unanimously condemned W. A. Carlyle's proposed  amendments to the mineral act, and petitions are being circulated against any  change.  Mackenzie & Mann, the noted contractors',, have purchased a seven-eighths in-  ���teresfrin the Stem winder-mine. Fairview.  for:$K)0.0Q0.  - ��� A special general meeting of the shareholders of tlie Rathmullen Consolidated  Mining & Development Co., Rossland,  will be held at the office of the company,  oi'f'March 1th, fen- the purpose of authorizing a sale of the company's assets.  Yi. R. Briggs. of Kaslo, has been appointed attorney for the Sloean-Liberty Hill  and The Trust mining companies.  ���  The Carbonate Silver Mining Company  shareholders  will   meet at   Rossland,  on  March ISth. to authorize the disposal of  their property.  The Eureka Consolidated Mining Company has been registered as an extra provincial concern, with a capital of $500,000.  Ross Thompson i.s head of the company  in this province, with Rossland as the  place of business.  Registration has taken place of the  Ruth-Esther (.old Alining Company of  Spokane, which has a capital ot $1,000,000.  It will operate at Rossland. with Robert  Neill as attorney.  The  Republic group, in  the Boundary  country, have been bonded to R. W. Mc-  Farlane for $75,000. The sum of $5000 is  to be spent in development work.  Six cars of Le Roi ore were ditched at  Northport on Tuesday, in being backed  up to the smelter. The accident".-was due  to a broken switch stand.  The Golden Dale Improving.  Voting Ac Townsend are making good  headway with their contract for tunneling on the Golden Dale, on Toad mountain. At present-they are -in upwards of  75 feet from the mouth of the workings,  with the ledge showing up strong. The  full breast of the tunnel is in highly mineralized quartz. Two feet of this is  charged freely with copper and , galena,  and two feet more almost as much. Specimens of silver glance just brought down  from the property runs over 300 ounces in  the white metal. The Golden Dale has a  mammoth ledge, showing a width of from  ���10 to 00 feet, and traceable for a long distance. So far as the work has gone, the  owners feel much encouraged and believe  that in a short time they will be able to  have ��� a shipping tind dividend paying  mine.   Moyie Short of Grub.,  Moyie City is threatened with a famine,  says J. B. Carroll, general merchant of  that place. This is owing to the breakup  in the sleigh road and to the action of  Porter Bros., who have the contract for  hauling in the railway supplies to  Moyie. Arrangements had been made  with the teamsters to haul freight at two  cents per pound from Kuskonook, but Mr.  Carroll says, J'orter Bros, broke this deal  and raised tlie figure to three cents, which  was more than the people could pay.  Goods have been at the landing since January 27th find fire not yet moved, and  Porter Brothers fire blamed for the situation. No supplies for the town have been  taken through  in a  month or more and  Sandon won the curling trophies and  Rossland the hockey, at the midwinter  carnival last week.  .Kuskonook is experiencing a temporary  boom at present, and Burton City, on the  Columbia river, bids fair  to move in the  spring.  The C. J.J. R. have been  fortunate with  their   Nakusp   road  this season,  having  been blocked but two days during the entire winter.  Another large barge'is being constructed  by the Jnternational Navigation Ac Trading Cpmpauy, for carrying ore.  Buchanan's sawmill, at Kaslo, has resumed operations.  Among those going east on yesterday's  Atlantic express, says the New Westminster Columbian, were W. Galbraith,  familiarly known as "Barlow," and-  Welesley Gray, both members of the  Westminster senior lacrosse team, who  are bound for Nelson. Their departure  will make quite a gap in the champions'  defence. In recognition ol his yeoman  services on the Royal City team for a  number of years, the other members of  the club presented "J_>arlow" with a purse  containing $30. Both players will be  members of the Nelson lacrosse team next-  season.  Volume No. J of the Mineral City News  commenced last week. It is a small eight-  page paper, devoted to the mining camp  of Cariboo creek. A. W. Dyer is the  editor, and it is published from Rossland.  , Jiev.- Jrllobson, of-Kamloops: has.-received and accepted a call to the Methodist church in this city.  Sunday morning last, the local Knights  'of'Pythias, numbering upwards of fifty,  attended divine service in the Presbyterian church.    Rev. R. Frew preached.  A. and 1. Thompson, of Silverton, part  owners in the well known Thompson  group on J"'\)ur Mile, are in the city, having been making a visit to every town in  the district.  Dispatches state that fire on Tuesday  night destroyed the major portion of the  business houses in Canmore. Clara Ghris-  tensen, aged 10, received a fatal scorching.  Dr. LuBau will visit Victoria next week  on behalf of the city, to lay the sewerage  ���question of Nelson before the provincial  board of health. He contemplates no  difficulty in convincing the board of the  satisfactory nature of the system in operation here.   Secures a Footing in Klondyke.  ��� Word has been received by J. Roderick  Robertson, manager of the Xelson office  of the Yukon Gold Fields Co., from Dawson City, under date of January Hi, that  the representatives of his syndicate- have  secured two promising placer claims, one  on Bonanza creek and the other on Eldorado. The former is being worked  with most satisfactory results. Mail service in the country is in a deplorable condition, as letters posted in Dawson in October have not yet been sent out, nor has  mail which left here in September been  received in Dawson. Hon. -Mr. Sift-on's  attention has been (iriiwn to the fact,  with the hope of a quick remedy.  Water for a Concentrator.  Chiirles E. Hope, of Vancouver, has  been quietly securing all the property  round the Emily Edith on Four-mile, until he has now a large group of claims. So  well has the Emily Edith turned out that  it is purposed to erect a -concentrator adjacent to the property. For washing pui  poses  Mope has  secured   the  rig"  "W  IC. I toper.  .1. Kllis   ���"vV. CaicCandlisli   J. C. Porter   W. Town   J.; Lapointe   Alderman Malone  For Roek Extra-  S 3.o0 per yard  2 00   ..  9 00 "      "  2 00 '���  12 00 "  1 ;->() -  2 (X) "  ias secured the right to 50  inches out ol" Emily creek. 100 inches out  of tho north fork of Martlett creek, 50  inches out ol'Rartiett creek, and 100 inches  out of Grady creek, all tributfiries of  Four-mile. ' ,.  Land Registry Ofllce.  In answer to J. Fred Hume's enquiry in  the House, the government announced  that a hind registry office was to be  granted West Kootenay. and that they  were now considering the most advantageous location for it. Rossland 'people  have sent J. B. McArthiir to Victoria to  pull for the office for tluit city.  Profits in Banking.  The half-yearly statement of the Bank  of British Columbia, recently made public, shows that a dividend of .��15.000 has  been declared on the paid up capital of  �����000.000, the dividend thus being at the  rate of 5 per cent, per annum. The total  profits for the half year were ��1-1,111  3s  H)d.  The Fire Limits By-Law to be Carried to the  Supreme 'Court for, Judgment.  The  sixth   regular meeting of the city,  council was held in the city Ij.m11 on Monday last, all the member--  being present,  with mayor Houston in Lite chair.  The public works cornmiii.-M-. reported  on the gas works franchise a-kfd i'or by  H. J. Evans, and, on motion, it wn< received and adopted.  Further time was,granted the special  committee appointed to confer .with die  manager of the Hall Mines, limited, re  supplying that company's smelter with  water.  A communication was received from  the Lawrence Hardware Co. with respect  to the grade of soil pipe used in plumbing.  On motion of- aldermen Whalley and  Malone, the matter was referred'to the  city engineer, with instructions "to report  any infractions of the plumbing.by-la w.  0. F. Harrington aud T. W. Gray wrote  regarding the drainage of the pond at  the corner of Hall and Front street*. The  city engineer was instructed io make a  report as to the best way to drain the  pond.  ^Tenders for building a cesspit at the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital were  opened as follows : ,.  Vor Work  Cannell & Co S (ifl 00  So 00  SS 00 '  !)5 00  95 00  !0 00  127 00  moved, seconded by  alderman Gilker, that the tender of W.  Cannell & Co. for building the cesspit be(  accepted, and that the city engineer be  instructed to see that the work be done as  soon as possible under his superintendence.   Carried.  On motion of aldermen Malone and  Hillyer, the mayor was authorized to  issue a cheque for $325 to Noel Ac Thompson as part payment on their contract for  building the retaining wall on Ward  street.  H. J. Evans & Co. wrote, quoting the  following prices for waterpipes : 1-inch  pipe, 20 cents per foot: G-in, 17c: 8-in, 70c;  10-inch, $1.10: special fittings, 0A- cents  per-pound.  On motion of aldermen Malone and  Madden, the mayor was authorized to  purchase the pipe and special fittings  needed for waterworks extensions at best  prices obtainable f. o. b. Nelson.  Alderman Hillyer moved, seconded by  alderman -Whalley, that the medical  health officer be. instructed to confer with  the provincial board of health respecting  the sewer system outlet.   Carried.  The' mayor,   on   motion   of   aldermen  Hillyer and Gilker, was authorized to instruct the city solicitor to endeavor to get  a decision from the chief justice of the supreme court respecting the validity of the  lire limits by-law. No. 11, 1S07.  '..Moved  by alderman Hillyer,...seconded  by alderman Gilker, that the assessor be  granted until Monday j" March 7, to make  a return of the assessment roll.     Carried.  On motion of aldermen Gilker and Madden,   the   mayor   and    city   clerk    were  authorized to sign a note ior $5,000 in favor of the bank of Montreal, to be held as  collateral  security as against any overdraft the city may need pending the col- ���  lections of revenue for the year 1808.  Council then adjourned.  Sale of BuKaboo Group.  An English syndicate, represented by  W. Meiklejohn, of Vancouver, has bouded  the Bugaboo group, on Bugaboo creek,  East Kootenay. for 803,000. A cash deposit was made, and the balance is to  come in instalments till July 1, 1SSJ0.  There are three claims in the group, on  which is a 00-foot shaft and 70 feet of tun-,  neling. Work will be prosecuted with a  small force of men in the spring. Dr.  Langis, of Vancouver, and T. Mercier, of  Golden, were the owners.  , Ottawa Group Bonded.  Neil Gething, one of the proprietors of  the Arlington hotel, Slocan City, arrived  down by Tuesday's train. He reported  the bonding of the Ottawa group, on  Springer creek, owned by T. Mulvey and  partners, to an eastern syndicate for a  good figure. A forco of men has been employed to develop the group. Outside  parties are also negotiating for the Arlington group, farther up the crock. Several small sales have been made of late in  the neighborhood.  Fatal Snowslide.  was   brought   down  Word was brought down last week  from Three. Forks that a man hud been  killed by a snowslide on the north fork of  Carpenter creek. Later it was learned  that the deceased's name was J. Trewicke,  formerly of Sprague, Wash, lie, with  his partner, was working on a property'  they had located hast summer. Trewicke  was standing on the dump when the slide  came down and was unable to escape.  His body will not be recovered till the  snow melts.  J. R. C. Looking Well.  Work on the J. R. C. located on Toad  mountain, is being energetically pushed.  A shaft is being sunk and the ledge is  being opened up. showing much wider  than the foot of the workings, it is a  good healthy quart?., highly mineralized,  find carrying galena find copper, with a  little gold. The J. R. C. was recently  purchased by Clements <& Reisterer, of  Nelson. It adjoins the Dandy, and is a  promising property.  . 1 ���__��������-"<r- ������'���        . 1   -.���'-�� r -_r .tVi '*������*-'.,, ���a--*'.." �����    v.-;    ,���-.   T.v--.   ��*  II.-.,,-,,-   �����, 1 \ t.' ���} ,*sv*.- '. I ������" -v  ���  . 11 .f-v ..'. .   . . 1. -t.��� 1 .    v.-    ���_r,.,.,-.^i   .'_<���-���   :.V '   f :,' -   ��   'i'  n lift-. ,-. -.; . .���V..   -...������-.   . �����'    ,..i  1   *���.     ���   1     '���������_,��     ,,"   -f,-.nj t=. ��>i-ii'  mt  Wtgffi      _f_^&%A8$fl  &ft M-JE   TJRJLBUNE:    NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,   l^EBl.UARY :>j>,  . Sits.  ii  PUBLISHERS    NOT! OE,  THE TRTBUNP: i- nuU:-'--' ������" .���".Uiiniiij-i. by Till;:  Tribune _"iJii.,i>i-ii,vi. i ii..ir.> .. ..:.<! vi.i m 'ii.ulei-  to sub--ci.ll.ii_r-: ii.i i-ay-.i i-iii i-f I'n" I ".:��� m.-m .���.'-��r.  No subscription lnk��-ii for le- ��� ,'hai. ���> .war.  RKGULAR' A!)V.-.I.TI.-RMKV!'- primed ;it. the following  rule-1:    Dm-   inch.   *'.'*'��� a  year;   1 wo  incho,  SCO   a" year:   throe   ind  ���,_'i.l  a year:  l'om   inches,  ��9(5 a yciiri-iivc inch.--, jllii a'yon:-; mx inches and  over, at I be rate of Sl.n'i an im.-li per inontli.  TRANSIENT APV101tTIrf!-::\ll-:.N"f.S 20 cent..- a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for eacli additional  insertion.   1'irlli,  mui-ringc, anil  death  notices free.  LOOAL OR RKADIXf; MATTI-.R XOTJCKS 25 cuius a  line each insertion.  JOB  PRINTING al fail   rate.-.     All accounts for job  printing  and  advertising   payable   on   the   llrsL  of  '  every month: -iib-criplion. iu mlvaiice.  AUDHKSH all communications to  TIIK TIM1.UNK. Nelson. HA).  DEALEBS   I_tST  -A-DSTID  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA I3AI* & I-'ORrX--Pliy-ioiiiiis anil Surgeons.  Rooms  :t. i and 5, l-iigelow bloc).. No1m.ii.   Telephone 12.,  DR.   J.   A.   AI!lISTI!ON6'--(.loveiniiieiit   Veterinary  Iii-)ieclor.    Treats ilisoa.-es of all domestic iiiiiiniils.  All slock inspected at Nelson.   Nelson, U. ('.  DR. .1. W. Ol'lNLAN. DKNTI.ST   ollice:  '.\lura Work.  Baker .Sireel, Nel-on,  CninpriMiig a new -link of I-'imm-,. liijooralecl (Jlasswnro of new designs, mid llie  late-t iiii|ifii-lati<uis from the factories of Kurope. NKW IMNNICR and TKA SKTS.  Addition.- lo our elegant assortment of Clisswiiio coii-ilaully arriving.   Our stock of  G-BOOBBIES  W.  A."  J. If. ilOLMKS. <!. K.���I'rovineial Land Surveyor.  P. O. box S2, Kaslo, It. (J.  1.1.   HOLIMCil- Aiinlyh'i-iil Cliemist and  A.-.n..cr.  Hall si reel. Nelson.  Comprises I'vervlhinir in the line used bv hotel-;, families and tlie mine  KINK TKAS AND COKKKK iu all qiiulillis mid eombinalions.  DAIRY AND l-'Al'.M prorluee bought  in large ij list nt il io-: from lhc producers.  I-'INK-ST PI.IKP AND I-'I.KSII  KRl'ITS eniislnnlly on band and arriving.  A CARLOAD OK CANNKH VKCJ KTAI'.blvS bought nl last season's low price-, and -old accordingly.  KVh'I.YTKINC.'KOR TIIK TAHLK and of lhe best iiualily and lowest  prices.  ic company.  Capital $1,500,000.'   Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with cup system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.      ,   ,  British .Columbia Branch Offices       (,'TJo.��y& Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Gleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  Rope.      Boebling, *_, Francisco,    FRANK   DARLING,   Ag��Bllt.  Roebling, San Francisco |  Darling Bros., Montreal f  T O. GWILLtM, P-.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  iJ ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan Cits', Ii. 0.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  a;  NKUSON l_OD<;K. NO. '23, A. K. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday i" ,\-irh iiiouth. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OK' PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No. ���_��.  Knights of Pythias, meets in On-Ue hill). lUncrloii-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon street-., cvery  Tuesday evening at ii o'clock. All visiting knight-: ure  cordially invited to attend.  .lon.v ,1. Mai.o.n'.., <-'. C.  '     GlXlliOl-: l'.Mi'I'l.lllOI-., In. of It. & S.  The Ames Holden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  ��to f&vibmxz.  .SATURDAY MOUNING.   FKBRL'ARY -.'li. IS9S  . Wrst Kootknav, during the past year,  has proved itself the golden goose of ancient fame to the Turner administration,  yefc the government lias shown the same  lack of.indgmei.it in its treatment of the  district as it has in its general conduct of  provincial affairs, In the question of revenue a comparison may be permitted between West Kootenay and New Westminster districts. From the former was  derived from all sources during the fiscal  year of 1897, $310,4)02, and the latter $7.*.,-  232. in expenditures Kootenay received  $32.0(57 for roads and bridges, and a further sum of $I'-.,M��. for educational purposes. Westminster, on' tho other hand,  got $70,8."..), nr $'.,000 more than it contributed. These ligures will show that no  appreciable attempt i.s being made, at all  events, to bribe the electorate iu this district by '* anchors."' That is left for Victoria, which contributed Sill,880, and received in return hundreds of thousands of  dollars on its parliamentary " pile '" alone.  Mr. Turner knows well that his supply of  golden eggs, so far as electoral support  goes, i.s stopped in Kootenay, and the figures given will not strengthen his cause  any. This district has all to gain and  nothing to lose by a change in government, and the sooner it comes the better.  In the meantime, Mr. Turner, with the  permission of his Dunsmuir drivers, might  endeavor tu conciliate Nelson by ordering  the immediate establishment of a laud  registry office.    He might.  On Tuesday next the Ontario elections  will take pla.ee, bringing to a close one of  the  hottest and   most spirited   political  campaigns  that  province has seen.    The  contest is practically between the two old  parties -Conservatives and  Liberals���the  tsvo   mushroom   growths   which   played  such  an important part in  the'last election���the I'. P.  A. aiid  Patrons���showing  but little strength.    Mr.  Haycock, leader  of the latter, is running with theacknow-  ledged   support of the straight Liberals,  against a Conservative antagonist, giving  color   to   the assertion that the  Patrons,  are   of   Liberal   origin.    Premier   Hardy  and the other members of his cabinet are  hfivingithe. fight of their lives, as the Conservatives,  under Mr.   Whitney's  leader-  'ship, have a full slate of candidates and  are better organized than on former occasions.    A do/.en or so constituencies won  would give the Conservatives the election,  and independent journals state that the  signs  favor  them.    The same  old  assertions and denials that have been trotted  out  in   former  campaigns  in   JSir  Oliver  Mowat's  time, are  again   in  evidence in  this,   the situation  practically  resolving  itself into a battle of ins and outs.  Taaii'.--J-IN<; with the mineral act is to  beat all times condemned, and the proposed changes, originated by W. A. Carlyle, affecting the life of a location are not  favored by the miners, anil should not be  countenanced liy the miningcommittee of  the legislature. As tlie nature of the  ..hanges becomes more familiar, the greater is the opposition evinced throughout  the district. Mr. Carlyle's idea of uniformity in tiie tenancy of all mineral lo  fts  BRANCH MARKETS    .    .   .    .    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and  Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainswortli District  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.  anager  HERALD 0,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.-      UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  Prepared to supply consumers with everything* in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  pecting cabinet ministers lending their  names to mining prospectuses of a highly  speculative, character touched Messrs.  Turner aud Pooley in a sore spot, made so  by the inborn knowledge ihat they were  guilty of a. breach of public faith. To  have been stigmatized a *' decoy" may  not have been pleasant, but the worthy  premier and president of the council  would'have gained more by acknowledging the corn, than iu adopting the tactics  they did. To hurl abuse at an opponent  aud to attempt to bully him is but to  weaken one's own position, however tenable it may be.  LONDON,  ENGLAND  VICTORIA, B. C.  cations is by no means modern, and his  proposals are not in the line of improvement. To the capitalist it would work no  hardship, but to the prospector it would  mean his all. -There can be no general  fault, found with the act as it now stands,  and it tends to greater confidence from  the prospector than the proposed amendments would evoke. -To be circumscribed  in the scope of his operations does not encourage the prospecting of a country's  mineral resources by the hardy miner.  British Columbia does not aim to be narrow in its laws, believing in the most  good for the general masses���a fact that  should be ever before the eyes of the legislature. There is need of amendments to  the act. but they follow rather the line of  equalizing the discriminating burdens the  coal barons have been instrumental in  thrusting upon the precious metal industry, and not in the lessening of the few  advantages possessed by the pioneers.  terns for disposal of refuse. Hedisr-ribu-  tion of seats was uecesstiry, and he was  pleased to see the government had included it in their programme. West  Kootenay was entitled to six members,  for not only did the district contain one  fifth of the provincial population, but  also contributed some $-Ki,000 more in revenue than did Vancouver Island. A more  liberal policy iu dealing with the district  was demanded by the people and should  be meted out. so that necessary roads and  trails could be constructed to encourage  and assist mineral development. Mr.  Hume also enquired into the land registry  office question and into certain matters  pertaining to the provincial jail at N'elson.  J3u,i_y have been introduced into both  dominion and provincial parliaments  dealing with the Asiatic labor question,  and the people of eastern Canada will, it  is hoped, some day learn that .British Columbia is iu earnest upon the matter. Mr.  Maxwell is seeking to have the federal  house raise the bounty on Asiatic immigrants to $-100 from $.-10, and in the local  house Mr. Melmcken has introduced a bill  forbidding the employment of the same  on any work carried on under franchises  granted by private acts. White labor requires protection in this province, when;  the struggle for existence is more keen  and pronounced than in the older portions of the dominion.  erchants  and   Importers  SCOTCH    WHISKIES  Dawson's  Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol  lla  Huntley Blend  0_Ei^_."JM:-_?^_.G-__Sr ES  C.  H.  Mumm & Co.     Moet &. Cha'ndon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heiclsieck & Co.  Green Seal  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Goal  Tiik press of the district i.s unanimous  in its demands for additional representation from West Kootenay in the local  legislature, rightly due by reason of increased population aud revenue. That  attention will be paid to the district by  the government in its promised redistribution bill there is no doubt, but there is  little concerted action as to the number of  members to be elected. Two ridings are  not sufficient, as each contains several  camps that, though united in general action, are ��omewhat at variance in their  local   demands and  influences.     Prom   a  Ca.vada, under Grit rule, is progressing  most satisfactorily, and the old-time blue  ruin speeches Sir Richard Cart-wright was  wont to make in Sir John Macdonald's  time have been hud by for a more convenient season. Returns for the first seven  months of the fiscal year of I SDK show the  trade figures to be $193,802,000. an increase  of $41,(.92,000 over that of the same period  last year. Exports increased $2-1,000,000,  imports $7,000,000 and revenue $800,000.  January, the month most likely to feel a  depression after the Christmas rush, sets  all rules at variance aud evidences an increase of $4,000,000 in exports. $2,420,000 in  imports and $340,000 in duties'. West  Kootenay is largely responsible for this,  by reason of her augmented ore shipments  and general advance in mineral development,  necessitating  the  expenditure   of  leading  government source it is learned .. . .     .  n   n ... , ,    , .  _.   ,     l vast sums  ot   money in purchasing sup  that an attempt will be made to quiet the j    ,. , ,. *     . ,  public  demands   by allowing   Kootenay j  one more member, to deal  more particu  larly with Rossland. But this will not  suffice, as the Slocan requires a member  just as much as Rossland. Inlluence  again from other quarters is being exerted  to meet the contingency with four members-one for Revelstoke and Lardcau,  another for the Slocan and Nakusp. a  third for Rossland and Trail, and a  fourth for N'elson and Goat River. Hon.  Mr. Turner and his island colleagues may  be depended upon to give scant justice to  the requirements of such a staunch opposition stronghold as West Kootenay,  where every additional seat granted  would but lessen the government majority. _'__'__   J. Piii-JD Hi;.MK has the interests of  southern Kootenay well in hand at this  session of the legislature., and is making  his presence known iu the house. In  speaking to the address from the throne,  last week, he protested against the tax on  workers in quartz mines, and urged upon  the government to explain why coal miners should be exempt. Me asked that a  common sense view be taken by the  authorities of the sewerage question, and  plies and machinery. As a customs port  Xelson has shown figures for the past  year, that are truly astonishing, Vancouver even having to play second fiddle.  The Terminal Cicy, however, has an imposing stone structure wherein to transact federal business, with increasing  grants for other purposes. What N'elson  possesses under dominion government  patronage would be a misnomer to class  as buildings. As the metropolis of a  wealthy country, Nelson aspires to more  pretentious structures, and the Board of  Trade is determined they shall be had���  whether Ottawa has Grit or Tory tenants.  Thanks to .Board of Trade influence  and general kicking on the part of the  press, postoffice inspector Kletcher has at  length improved the mail.service between  the upper and lower portions of the district. Mails to and from the Slocan now  go via the Slocan river railway, an improvement over the old order of from  days to hours. Mr. Fletcher was most expeditious in authorizing the change in  routes, as it took but four months to convince him ot the fact. This is another instance of the rapiditj* of modern philanthropy.    Had. Reasons for Complaint.  Following are a few figures showing rhe  gain   in   time   for  mails  to  Slocan   lake  points from Nelson via the Slocan .River  railway, as per the previous arrangement  via Kaslo : To Slocan City 2.20 hours, as  against :l'..30 hours by way of Kaslo; New  Denver.  .'5.50   hours,   as  against 42:   and  Sandon, 7.55 hours, as against 21.15.    The  Board   of  Trade   memorialized   the   department, on  the subject, with the result |  that the fault was remedied, the new sei- ]  vice taking effect last Tuesday.    It took !  the authorities   four months to discover  that there was a quick daily railway ser- ;  vice to the above points. :  MINING SUPPLIES  PICKS  ORE CARS  TIN   AND   AGATEWARE  STEEL.      HAMMERS  SHOVELS  ORE BUCKETS  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  o.  Cordova Street, Vancouver,  and  Baker Street,  Nelson.  ][HE  Direct from New York io cases of the most complete and  fashionable stock of Ladies' and Gentlemen's footwear in  Koolenay. Call and inspect our stock and compare it with  thai of other st6rcs and see how easily you can start a  small  bank account.  _isrET_,soisr  (fELSON SHOE STORE  W. GRAHAM & GO.  MALUM'*, & T1U'.GII-I_US, I*roprictoiv.  Is ono of Lhc best, holuls in Tond Mountain disiricl,, anil  is Lhc hunriqiiarturrs   or Tii-osp(.-.:t.oi-s mid miners.  CANADIAN    PACIFIC    RAILWAY    COMPANY.  0|-|-|i-|-; III-- TIIK .Sfl'KIII.VTK.VIiKXT.  The cheapest place to buy goods is at the store of...  Hox. Messrs. Turner and Pooley's show  of temper in the house last week, provoked by Mr. Cotton's remarks, does not  by any means commend those honorable  gentlemen favorably to the electorate,  who would have preferred to have seen  them meet the charges in a more manly  way. To be twice Called to order by Mr.  Speaker for using unparliamentary language, to threaten corporal punishment,  and to shout " It's a lie ! " across the lloor  of the house in so blatant a manner, is not,  to  say   the   least,   becoming   to   persons  TEasraDEiis.  Toiicli-i-.-. will Im reccivcii ii]i lo Tlitir.-cliiy. t he _il111 in^t.,  by tho uii(li:i-sli{iiu(l I'm- the rnn..<l motion nf ii irnnsfcr  wlini'f nt .N'cNmii.  I'lii-tiimliu-s m.iy lie li_i.fl on ii|ipliciit-ion to Mr. A. II.  Boiilton. iissisliuii engineer. Xelson. ���  .   ,  A deposit, of ten per oent. of the amount of louder will  ho rciiiiirod as a rriiiiivn.toc for the completion of contract.  II. IC. ISi.,\sl.'���:v. Superintendent.  Xelson, li. C, February liitli, 1SSLS.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  AXl) I.EAI.KliS IN*  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.   Baker Street, Nelson.  "N"OTICE  .Section II of I'.y-lmv Xo.!!. of the City of Nelson, roads  as follows:  it. It shall bo lhc duty of any occupant of anv build-  inf,'front iiiK on any street williin the city to keep tho  sidewalk in front of such building in a proper state of  cleanliness, and no occupant, shall place the sweepings or  ashes from his premises on Lhc Public sl.roels.  .IOIIX  IIOt'STOX. Mayor.  -  Nelson, ii. (... December :ils|. |.s!i;.  FOOT OK HALL, STRIOET, NELSON.  T.  W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  holding such important offices as the pre-  not to allow the autocratic tendencies of j miership and ' president of the council,  the provincial board of health to coerce | Kather is it for one to expect-dignity aud  the cities of West Kootenay into con- j courtesy lrom so high queen's councillors,  structing unnecessary and expensive sys-.' Mr. Cotton's condemnatory remarks res-  I Iho undersigned, i-epresniilim,'Joseph l.'lluiiiiin. of SI.  ���Paul. Xew York, and London. Kn^land, wish to inform  ���my friends anil (lis public jienenilly that I do nol intend  to travel as heretofore. Ihose favoring mo with sliinnienls  of raw furs en ii rely on fair Ireiitmenl. and prompt returns assured.   Write for price list.  C. W. BALDWIfJ, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing-.   Turned  Work,  and Office Fittings.    Just  in stock,  a carload of Chance's  Ei  Glass;  all  sizes up  to 4  by 6 feet  arrived and in stock,  a carload of Chance's  English   Rolled  IMITTSIG  Inst ructions   given   on  the  violin,  Mandolin nr  banjo.   Terms Iteasonable.   Orchestra furnished  for all occasions.  FRANK B. HARPKIi, Ti-cinont Koto!, Xelson.  Notice of Application For  Liquor License.  T hereby give notice that .'10 days from I his date I intend  I.o apply'to flic stiiiendary inatrisfriil.o al- Nelson, West  Kootenay dMriel. for a license to sell liipior by retail at  my hotel al Clout- River, or (ArinslroiiK's LimdiiiK), T.. ('.  FRANK TWOMI.LY.  nalod nL.Xelson, I!. C, I-'ebrniiry :.rrt, 1S.IS. *'".���/���  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  8,000,000  LORD STRATIICONA AND   _\IT.  Hon.  GEO. A.  DRUMMOND   I'.   S. CLOUSTON   ROYAL, President  ...:.. Vicc-Prosident  .. .Ooiieral Manager  <*'���?/  THti TRIBUTE:'NBL.SON, B. C.SATIJKJM Y, FEBHUAkY ac,- IS!)S.  v Or  i."i  _isrEX_so3sr beanch  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.   HI.ANCIII.S   IN       _  LONDON   (England).   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  .Buy and -ell Sterling  Exchange and Cable Transfers  IIKAXT COMMKKCIAI. AM) THA VKLLKKS' CKl-IIITS.  available in any pari, of the world,  DKAI-'TS  ISSl.I.I)    COLLKCTIOXS  MAIIK;  KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATli. OK INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE.  A man stood upon a railroad  bridge in  northern Alabama, looking down into the  swift   waters  below.    The  man's hands  were behind his back, the wrists bound  with'a cord.    A rope loosely encircled his  neck.    It was attached  to a stout cross  timber above his head, and the slack   fell  to   the   level  of his   knees'.    Some  loose  .: boards laid upon the sleepers supporting  the metals of the railway .supplied a footing  for  him,  and   his  executiouers���two  ��� private  soldiers   of   the   Federal   army,  directed by a sergeant, who in civil   life  may  have  been  a deputy sheriff.   At a  short remove upon the same  temporary  platform was an officer in  the uniform of  his rank, armed,    lie was a captain.    A  sentinel at each end of the bridge stood  with  his rifle in the position  known as  "support," that is to say, vertical in front  of  the   left   shoulder,   the hammer resting on the forearm-thrown straight across  the chest���a   formal and  unnatural  position, enforcing an  erect carriage of  the  body.    It did not appear to be the duty  of   these  two  men   to   know   what  was  occurring at the centre of the bridge;  they merely blockaded the two ends of  the foot plank which traversed it.  Beyond one of the sentinels nobody was  in sight: the railroad ran straight away  into a forest for a'hundred yards, then,  curving, was lost to view. Doubtless  there was an outpost further along. The  other bank of.thestream was open ground  ��� a gentle acclivity crowned with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for  rifles, with a single embrasure through  which protruded the mu/./.le of a brass  cannon commanding the bridge. .Midway  , of the slope between bridge and fort-were  spectators���a single company of -infantry  in line, at ''parade.rest,".the butts of the  . rifles on the ground, the barrels inclining  slightly backward against the right shoulder, the hands crossed upon the stock. A  lieutenant stood at the right of the line,  the point of his sword upon the ground,  his left hand resting upon his right. Excepting the group at the centre of the  .bridge not. a man moved. The company  faced the bridge, staring stonily, motionless. The sentinels, facing the banks of  the stream, might have been statues to  adorn the bridge. The captain stood with  folded arms, silent, observing the work of  his subordinates but making no sign.  Death is a dignitary who, when he comes  announced, is to be received with formal  manifestations of respect, even by those  familiar with him. In the code of military etiquette silence and fixity are forms  of deference. ���  The   man   who  was engaged  in1 being  hanged was apparently about thirty-five  , y.eaus of.,age.   He  was a civilian, if one  might judge from  his dress, which  was  that of a planter.   His features were good  ���a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was  combed straight back, falling behind his  ears to the collar of his well-fitting frock  coat.    Pie wore a moustache and.pointed  beard   but   no   whiskers; his   eyes  were  large and dark gray and had a kindly expression which one would hardly have expected   of  one   whose neck   was  in the  hemp.    Evidently this was no vulgar assassin.   The liberal military code makes  provision   for  hanging   many   kinds   of  people, and gentlemen are not excluded.  The  preparations being complete,  the  two privates ..stepped aside tind each drew  away the plank upon which he had  been  standing.    The   sergeant   turned   to  the  captain,' saluted and placed himself immediately  behind that officer,'who in  turn  moved apart one pace.  These movements  left the condemned man and the sergeant  standing  on   the  two ends  of  the  same  plank, which spanned three of the cross-  ties of the  bridge.    The end  upon  which  the civilian stood almost, but not unite,  reached a fourth.   This  plank   had   been  held iu place by the weight of the captain:  it was now held by that of the sergeant.  At a signal from  the former, the latter  would step aside, the plank would tilt and  the condemned man would go down between two ties.   The arrangement commended itself to his .judgment as simple  and effective.    His face had not been covered nor his eyes bandaged.    He looked a  moment   at   his   "uusteadfast   footing,"  then let his gaze wander to the swirling  water of the stream racing madly beneath  his feet.    A   piece of dancing driftwood  caught his attention and his eyes followed  it down the current.    How slowly it appeared to move! What a sluggish stream !  He closed his eyes in order to fix his last  thoughts upon his wife and children. The  water, touched to gold by the early sun,  the brooding  mists  under  the  banks at  some distance down the stream, tlie fort,  the soldiers, the piece of drift all had distracted him.   And  now  he  became con  scious of a new disuut._,.o . "������' riking  through the thought of his cJeino,. es was  a, sound which he could neither ignore nor  understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic  percussion like thestrokeof a blacksmith's  hammer upon'the anvil: it had the same  ringing quality. He wondered what it  was, and whether immeasurably distant  or near by���it seemed both. Its recurrence was regular, but as slow,as the tolling of a death knell. He awaited each  stroke with impatience and���he knew not  why���apprehension. The intervals of  silence grew progressively longer; the delays became maddening. With their  greater infrequency the sounds increased  in strength aud sharpness. They hurt  his ear like tfie thrust- of a knife: he  feared he would shriek. What he heard  was the ticking of his watch.  lie unclosed his eyes and saw again the  water below him., "If I could free my  hand-," he thought, '*I might, throw off  the noo-e and spring into the stream. By  diving I could evade "-the bullets, and,  swimming vigorously, reach the bank,  take to the woods, and get away home.  My home, thank God, is as yet. outside  their line-s; my wife and little ones are  still beyond the invader's farthest advance."  As these thoughts, which have here to  be set down in words, were flashed into  the doomed man's brain rather than  evolved from it, the captain nodded to  the sergeant. The sergeant stepped aside.  J'eter Karquhar was a well-to-do planter,  of an old and highly respected Alabama  family. Being a slave owner, and, like  other slave owners, a politician, he was  naturally an original secessionist and  ardently devoted to the Southern cause.  Circumstances of an imperious nature  which it is unnecessary to relate here, had  prevented him from taking service with  the gallant army which had fought the  disastrous campaigns ending with the fall  of Corinth, and he chafed under the inglorious restraint, longing for the release  of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction.  That opportunity, he felt, would come, as  it comes to all in war time. Meanwhile he  did what he could. No service was too  humble for him to perform in aid of the  South, no adventure too perilous for him  to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a  soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at  least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.  One evening while Farquhar and his  wife were sitting on a rustic bench near  the entrance to his grounds, a gray-haired  soldier rode up to the gate and asked for  a drink of water. Mrs. Farquhar was  only too happy to serve him with her own  white hands. While she was gone to  fetch the water, her husband approached  the dusty horseman and inquired eagerly  for news from the front.  ���'The Van lis are repairing the railroads,"  said the man, "and are getting ready for  another advance. They have reached the  Owl Creek bridge, put it in order, and  built a stockade on the other bank. The  .commandant has issued an .order, which  is posted everywhere, declaring that any  civilian caught interfering with the railroad, its bridges, tunnels, or trains will be  summarily hanged.    1 saw the order."  "How far is it to the Owl Creek bridge?"  Farquhar asked.  "About thirty miles." <v  "Is there no force on this side of the  creek?" ���   "_���  .  "Only a picket post half a mile out, on  the railroad, and a. single sentinel at this  end of the bridge."  "Suppose a man���a civilian and student  of hanging���should elude the picket post  and perhaps get the better of the sentinel,"  said Farquhar, smiling, "what could he  accomplish?" \-  The other reflected. "I. was there a  month ago," he replied. "Iobserved that  the flood of last winter had lodged a great  ciuautity of driftwood against the pier at  this end of the bridge. It is- now dry and  would burn like tow." .   -'  The lady had now brought the water,  which the soldier drank. He thanked her  ceremoniously^ bowed to her husband and  rode away. An hour later, after nightfall, he repassed the plantation, going  northward in the direction from which  lie.had come.    He was a Federal scout.  As.Peyton Farquhar fell straight downward through tlie bridge, he lost consciousness aud was one already dead.  From this state he was awakened���ages  later, it seemed to him--by the pain of a  sharp pressure on his throat, followed by  a sense of suffocation. Keen, poignant  agonies seemed to shoot from his neck  downward through every fibre of his body  and limbs. These pains appeared to flash  along, well defined lines of ramification  and to beat with an inconceivably rapid  periodicity. They seemed like streams  of pulsating fire heating him to an intolerable temperature. As to his head, he  was conscious of nothing but a feeling of  fullness���of congestion. These sensations  were unaccompanied by thought. The  intellectual part of his nature was already  effaced: he had power only to feel, and  feeling was torment. He was conscious  of motion. Fncompassed in a luminous  cloud, of which he was now merely the  fiery heart, without material substance,  lie swung through unthinkable arcs of  oscillation, like a vast pendulum. Then  all at once, with terrible suddenness, the  light about him shot upward with the  noise of a loud splash: a frightful roaring  was in his ears, and all was cold and dark.  The power of thought was restored; he  knew that the rope had broken and he  had fallen into the stream. There was  no additional strangulation; the noose  about his neck was already suffocating  him and kept the water from his lungs.  To die of hangiug at the bottom of a river  ���the idea seemed to him ludicrous. He  opened his eyes in the blackness and saw  above him a gleam of light, but hosv distant, how inaccessible! He was still sinking, for the light became fainter and  fainter until it was a mere glimmer. Then  it began to grow and brighten, and he  knew that he was rising toward the surface���knew it with reluctance, for he was  not very comfortable. "To be hanged  and drowned," he thought, "that is not  so bad: but I do not wish to be shot. No:  I will be shot: that is not fair."  He was not conscious of an effort, but a  sharp pain in his,wrists apprised him that  he was trying to free his hands.    He gavn  the  struggle   his   attention,   as   an   idler  might tin- feat of a juggler, without, interest  iu  the  outcome.    What splendid ��� <���.'-  fort!���what    magnificent,    what    supei-  human strength!   Ah, that was a fine endeavor!    Bravo!'   The cord fell away: his  arms   parted   and, floated    upward,   the  hands dimly   seen    on  each  side  in   the  growing light.    He watched   them with a  new interest as  first  one and   then   the  other pounced upon the noose at his neck.  They tore it away and  thrust it fiercely  aside, it undulations resembling those of  a water snake. " Put it back, pur, it back !"  He thought he shouted these words to his  hands, for the undoing of the noose had  been succeeded by  the direst pain which  he had yet experienced.    His neck ached  horribly; his brain was on fire: his heart,  which had been,fluttering faintly, gave a  great leap, trying to force itself out of his  mouth.    His whole body was wracked and  wrenched with an unsupportableanguish!  But his disobedient, hands gave no  heed  to the command.   They  beat   the   water  vigorously with quick, downward strokes,  forcing him  to the surface.'   He  felt  his  head emerge; his eyes  weve  blinded  by  the sunlight; his chest'expanded couvul-���  sively, and with a supreme and crowning  agony his lungs engulfed a great draught  of air, which  instantly he expelled in  a  shriek!  He was now in full possession' of his  physical senses. They were, indeed, preternatural I y keen and alert. Something  in the awful organic disturbance of his  system had so exalted and refined them  that they made record of things never before perceived. He felt the ripples on his  forehead and heard their separate sonnets  as they struck. He looked at the forest  on the bank of the stream, saw the individual trees, the leaves and the veiuingof  each leaf���saw the very insects upon  them, the locusts, the brilliant-bodied flies,.,  the gray spiders stretching their web  from tvyig to twig. Ho noted the prismatic  colors in'all the dewdrops upon the million blades of grass. The humming of the  gnats that danced above the eddies of the  stream, the beating of the dragon flies'  wings, the'strokes of the water spiders'  legs, like oars which had lifted their boat  ���all these made audible music. A fish  slid along beneath his eyes and he heard  the rush of its body parting the water.  He had come���to the surface facing down  the stream; aud in a moment the visible  world seemed to wheel slowly round, himself the pivotal point, and he saw the  bridge, the fort, the the soldiers upon the  bridge, the captain, the sergeant, the two  privates, his executioners. They were.in  silhouette against the blue sky. Tliey  shouted and gesticulated, pointing at hi,'m;  the captain had drawn his pistol, but did  not fire: the others were unarmed. Their  movements were grotesque and horrible,  their forms gigantic.  Suddenly he heard a sharp report and  something struck the water smartly within a few inches of his head, spattering his  ���face with spray. He heard a second report, and saw one of the sentinels with  his rifle to his shoulder, a light, cloud :of  blue smoke rising from its muzzle. The  man iu the water saw the eye of the man  on the bridge gazing into his own through  the sights of the rifle. Me observed that  it was a gray eye, and remembered having read that gray eyes were keenest and  that all famous marksmen had them.  Nevertheless, this one had missed. .;;.  A counter swirl had caught Farquhar  and turned him half round; he was again  looking into the forest on the bauk opposite the fort. The sound of a clear, high  voice in a montonous singsong now rang  out behind him and came across the water  with a distinctness.that pierced and subdued all other sounds, even the beating.of  the ripples iii his ears. Although no sol-,  dier, he had frequented camps enough to  know the dread significance of that deliberate, drawling, aspirated chant; the  lieutenant on shore was taking part in  the morning's work. How coldly and  pitilessly���-with what an even, calm intonation,-presaging and enforcing tranquility in the men���������with what accurately  measured intervals fell those cruel words:  "Attention, company. . . '. Shoulder  arms. . . .Ready. . . . Aim. . . .  Fire."  Farquhar dived���dived as deeply as he  could. The water roared in his ears like  the voice of Niagara, yet he heard the  dulled thunder of the volley, and, rising  again toward the surface, - met shining  bits of metal, singularly flattened, oscillating slowly downvyard. Some of them  touched him on the face and hands, then  fell away, continuing their descent. ..One'  lodged between his collar Unci neck; it  was uncomfortably warm, and he  snatched it out.  As he rose to the surface, gasping for  breath, he saw that he had been a long  time under water; he was perceptibly  farther down stream- nearer to safety.  The soldiers had almost finished reloading;  the metal ramrods flashed all at once in  the sunshine as they were drawn from the  barrels, turned in tiie air, and thrust into  their sockets. The two sentinels fired  again', independently and ineffectually.  The hunted man savv this over his shoulder: he was now swimming vigorously  with the current. His brain was as energetic as his arms and legs; he thought  with the rapidity of lightning.  ���'The -officer," he reasoned, "will not  make that martinet's error a second time.  It is as easy to dodge a volley as it is a  single shot. He has probably given the  command to fire at will. God help me, I  cannot dodge them all!"  An appalling splash within two yards of  him. followed by a loud rushing sound,  dim-inuendo, which seemed to travel back-  through the air to the fort and died in an  explosion which stirred the very river to  its depths! Arising sheet of water, which  curved over him, fell down upon him,  blinded him, strangled him! The cannon  had taken a hand in the game. As he  shook his head free from tlie commotion  of the smitten water, he heard the deflected shot humming through the air  ahead, and in an instant it was cracking  and smashing the branches in the forest  beyond.  "They will not do that again," he  thought: "the next time they will use a  charge of grape. 1 must keep my eye  upon tlie gun; the smoke will apprise me  ���the report arrives too late: it lags be  hind the missle.    It is a good gun."  Suddenly be felt himself whirled rouud  and   round���spinning   like   a   top.     The  water, 'lie bank-, the fni-i'-r, tin- now dis-  lant bi i-igu. fort anil in<-ii--all   ���> _*i"e i-oin-  miugled and blurred.'   Objects  were,represented   by   their   colors  only; circular  horizontal streaks of color���that was-all  he saw.    He had been caught in a  vortex  and was being whirled on  witu a velocity  of advance and gyration which made him  giddy and sick.,   In a few moments he was  flung upon the gravel  at the foot of ,the  left  bank   of  the  stream ���the southern  bank���and     behind    a   projecting    point  which concealed   him   from   his enemies.  The sudden arrest of his motion, the abrasion of one of his hands on the gravel, restored him and he wept with delight.    He  dug his fingers  into  tho sand,   threw  it  over   himself   in   handfuls   and   audibly  blessed it.    It  looked   like gold, like diamonds, rubies, emeralds; he'could  think  of nothing beautiful which  it did  not resemble. ��� The  trees upon  the bank  were  giant garden plants; lie noted a definite  order  iu  their arrangement, inhaled   the  fragrance   of   their .blooms.    A strange,  roseate light shown  through   the spaces  among their trunks, and  the  wind  made  in   their  branches   the   music   of foolian  harps.    He had no wish to perfect his escape, was content to remain  in  that enchanting spot until retaken. r  A whizz and rattle of grapeshot among  the branches high above his head roused  him from his dream.   The baffled cannoneer had-fired him a random farewell.    He  sprang to his feet, rushed up  the sloping  bank, and plunged into the forest.  All that day he traveled, laying his  course by the rounding sun. The forest  seemed in terminable; ("nowhere did he discover a break iu, uot even a woodman's  road. He had not known that he lived in  so wild a region. There was something  uncanny in the revelation.  By nightfall he was fatigued, footsore,  famishing.   The thought of his wife and  children urged him on.    At last he found  a road which led him  iu what he knew to  be the right direction.    It  was as  wide  |;and straight as a city street,yet it seemed  J'untraveled.    No   fieids   bordered   it,    no  j'dwelling anywhere.    Not so much as the  'barking of.a clog suggested human habitation.    The   black   bodies  of  tlie great  trees formed a straight wall on both sides,  terminating on the horizon in a point, like  a diagram in a lesson in perspective'. Overhead, as he looked up through  the rift in  the  wood, shone great golden stars looking   unfamiliar aud grouped  in  strange  "constellations.    He  was sure   they were  arranged iu some order which had a secret  and   malign   significance.' The  wood on  either side  was full   of singular  noises,  among which���once, twice, and again���he  distinctly heard whispers in an unknown  tongue.  His neck was in pain, and, lifting his  hand to it, he found it horribly swollen.  He knew that it had a circle of black  where the rope had bruised it. His eyes  'felt congested, he could no longer close  them. His tongue was swollen with  thirst; he relieved its fever by thrusting  Jr. forward from betweeu his teeth into  the "coo! air. How softly the turf had carpeted the untraveled avenue! He could  no longer feel the roadway beneath his  feet.  Doubtless, despite his suffering, he fell  asleep while walking, for now he sees another scene���perhaps he has merely recovered from a delirium. He stands at  the gate of his own home. All is as he  left "ic, and all bright and beautiful iu the  morning sunshine. He must have traveled  the entire night. As he pushes open the  gate and passes up the wide white walk,  be sees a flutter of female garments; his  wife, looking cool, and fresh, and sweet,  t.steps clown from the veranda to meet him.  At the bottom of the steps she stands,  waiting, with a,smile of iueffablejoy, an  attitude of matchless grace and dignity.  Ah, how beautiful she is! He springs for-  "ward"with extended arms. As he is about  to clasp her, he feels a stunning blow upon  the back of the heck; a blinding white  light blazes all about"him, with a sound  like the shock, of a cannon���then all is  darkness and silence.   ,,  Peter 'Farquhar was dead: his body,  with a broken neck, swung gently from  side to side beneath the timbers of the  Owl Creek bridge. '  11 n hil.'H.  Teslin to Daw.-un City i In* Vu-  its   tributaries   ure   navigable.  TESLIN   LAKE   RAILWAY.  Brief Particulars of the Deal Made With the  McKenzie-Mann Syndicate.  The railroad which is to be built from,  the Stickine river i'n British Columbia to  Teslin lake, 150 nules, is expected to cost  $4,000,000. It is stipulated that the contractors shall open a good trail from the  mouth of the Stickine river to Teslin lake,  providing stopping places at intervals of  2H miles, this road to be ready for use  within six weeks, while the railroad is to  be in operation by .September next. The  contractors must also establish steamboat  service between Teslin lake and Dawson  City. Many capitalists have sought the  franchise for this road, but nearly all, including the F.ngli.sh syndicate, withdrew  when tliey learned of the difficulties of  such an enterprise. The country is wild  and almost impenetrable, and the government insisted on rapid construction.  The work, as already announced,, has  been undertaken by Mackenzie Ac Mann,  who have been .highly successful in Ctinn-  dian railway construction. The contractors have deposited $2;'50,000 as a guarantee  of good faith, and, instead of receiving a  cash subsidy, will secure what will  amount to about 8,750,000 acres of mineral  lands. These lands are to be selected  from the Klondike district, and from the  region, known to be rich iii precious minerals, west of the Mackenzie and I'.iard  rivers, find north of the 00th parallel, half  within the first three years. A royalty of  one per cent is levied by the government  on mineral produced from these lauds.  Mining claims already recorded within  these blocks of hind are excepted from  the grant. The railway rates are to be  fixed by the Governor-Genernl-in-Council.  subject to a reduction after four years of  __5 per cent., and a similar reduction after  seven years.  Practically a  monopoly is granted the  contractors,  n.  no  line of railway from  Lynn caii-il,-i-.iny point near the international   i">uudt.ry between Canada and  AIm-I. h i> it- '���" -nithorized  liy  parliament  for   li.u  .�����������������'-   from   the   1st  September.  hSOS,  aud  for ten years i hese contractors  will have the preference  iu constructing  any other lines of railroad  from, Stickine  river  to  an ocean   port.    Subject to the  approval of parliament, the contract vh-  tually provides a quick and easy route io  the Yukon.    Upon the completion of this  line the trip to Dawson City may be made  throughout,   by   railroad   and   -.teamers.  From   Vancouver ocean  steamers run no  Fort.  Wrangel.    Kiver steamers will  ply  up   the Stickine  from   Fort   Wrangel io  connect with the railroad to Tm"  and from  knn   and  The distances are as follows : Vancouver,  or Victoria, to Fort Wrangel, 700 miles:  Fort Wrangel to Glenora, 125 miles; Glen-  ora to Teslin lake, 115 miles; Teslin to  Fort Selkirk, '100 miles: Fort Selkirk to  Stewart river, 105 miles; Stewart river to  , Dawson City. (.7 miles-total, 1,512 mile��.  'Fori, Wrangel is in Alaska. At Fort  Wrangel baggage and freight will be  transshipped in bond to river steamers.  The Stickine is navigable for fiat-bottom river steamboats to Glenora, and  when the water is high th'\\* can reach  Telegraph Creek, 12 miles further up  stream, The trip from Wrangel to Glenora occupies 80 hours. There is clear navigation from the head of Teslin lake to  Dawson City, with but one rapid���that  .of Five Fingers���along the entire distance,  and this, with care, is reported to be easily navigable on the northern or right-  hand channel. Out of Teslin flows the  Teslin river, which, after being joined by  the Big Salmon river, is known as the  Lewis���which is followed to Fort Selkirk,  where, with the Felly, it forms the Yukon, of which it is the principal source  and greatest feeder. A daily service will  be put on, if necessary, and passengers,  when everything is well under way, are  to be put into Dawson City in seven days  from Vancouver.  APPLICATION   FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.  Notice is hereby given that applicau'on will he made  to the legislative assembly of tin: piovince of British Columbia, at its next so.vion. fo.- ;iu act lo incorporate a  company lo build, construct, equip, maiiuainanU operate  a lino or linesof railway of standard or narrow gunge  for the purpose of carrying freight and passengers.- from'-  a point on the north .shore of lhc West Arm of Koolenay  lake at or near the City of Nelson, thence along the .-aid  arm to Six-mile creek: thence following Six-mile creek  lo a point at or near the divide bci.wccn Lemon and  Springer creeks, in'iho ilisin'et of h__i iCuotcnnv and  province  aforesaid.   Willi   power   to   equip,   construct,  operate ami maintain bra null lines to anv mine or mines  or other points whatever within a lailnis of thirty miles  from any point along the line of ,-aiil railwavor terminus  thereof: mid nil iiece.s.sui-y inidgc-. load wnvs and ferries,  anil   to  build,-own anil maintain, wharves, steamboats,  and docks in connection therewith : and   with  powei��of'  ii-ing iu  the operation of Mini    milwav  or any of its  brunches, hicam. elect rielty or other motive power: with  the'power to build. e<iuip. maintain and operate lclegi-.iph  and telephone linen in connection with  the hit Id railwnv  and branches: and forl.lietraiiMiii-sioi. ofniensagcH forlh'e  public and commercial purpose..: and to generate electi icily for the supply of lighl, heatniid power:ami with power  tooxpropriato land., for Iho puroununof theeoiiipuuy.and   '  to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges/donations, bums or  other aids from any government, municipal corporations,  or other person or persons or bodies, and to levy and 'collect tolls from any persons using nnd on all freightof anv  description or kind soever,  pas-ing over anv of such  roads, railways, ferries, steamboats and wharves-built bv  the company: mid with power to lease, make trallic or  other arrangements with  railway, sleiiinhoac or other  companies n nd for all other usual and  ncccssarv   or in-  culeiinil powers, rights and privilege.;   in anv  vvay conducive to the attainment of lhc above- objects or any of  (hem.        JOHN KM.IOT, Solicitor for the Applicants.    '  Dated at Nelson,  Hritish Columbia,  this Mil It  day of  December, A. P. 1807.  [.lanuary lst|  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Askoft AJMleW  BLACKSMITHING AND  EXPERT tjOFtSESHOEINC  Wagon   Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all 1^ in els of repairing  a!jd custom vvorl^ from ��� outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. ^elspri.  9 ��  Outfit and start from  because  VANCOUVER  4-  R  on  is the  easiest  place  on earth to get (o.  i.s  the  nearest   port  to  Alaska.  the cheapest  VANCOUVI  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER p%����2-  VANCOUVER ��e����^Tw'otffi  make.    VANCOUVER  I'l-actical inen know the  VANCOUVER  freight is last on board  and   first 'disembarked,  value of 1 hi'.s pointer... ;  runs   il,  own  steamers,  and     all      north-going  steamers call at VAXC'OUVEH.  IVIaps and information given free.  W. GOni'Tt !���_ V. President Hoard of 'Trade.  Vancouver, li. C.  Spokane Falls & MoHhepn,  Nelson & Fort  Red Mountain Railways.  Tf|e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson an,d Rossland, arjd  Spokane aqd Rosslaqd.  Leave'  !l:'_!iMi. in..  I-J.00 a. in  8:U0 a. in..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  ..;......Nt-*i.sox    KO.SSI.ANTJ   ........ sroivAXK.....'..:.  Arrive  ,.5:.'kj p.m.  ��� 2-.M p. m.  ..6:10 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Honndary Creek connect at Marcus witli stage daily. .  li inn  have miy  nnd   deer   lienils  other work in  Shiell.  birds you wish  or miller.,   to  tin- tiixiiliTiuist's  lo have  mount,  line sc.  slutled,  or any  tieor^i-  A 1.1.   U'OItK    I.KI-'T  Ulil'C; STOKI-; I  AT ,\\*.  IfO.MI'TI.  Tl-.l-.TXi-.l.   .*   CO.'S  ATTKNIII'.I.  TO  -A__   O.   J_D"V^^_\.GBT  ARCHITECT  Itooin li, dementi. ���& llillver I.lock, N'elson  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  APPOINTMENT OF COLLECTOR AND WATER COMMISSIONER  Applications for the appointment, of collector and water  commissioner may lie sent, iu to the city clerk marked  "Application for (.ollcclor.-hip. iS_c." up to' noon. Mondav.  February '.'Nth. IK'ij.. The nuplieiwit appointed will bo re-  a Hired to enter into a bono with sureties in the sum of  .*;*i'K��).    Hy order .1. IC. STI.'ACIIA X, Cjl v Clerk.  N'elson. Hrili-h ('oliiuibin. Kebruary ISth. IS!)...  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  .Sixty days after dale. I intend to apply to the chief  commissioner of lands nnd works for permission to purchase the following described lands.  l>l_sri;ii>TioN.  Commencing nl a post planted -JilO feet easterly from  railway in .Slocan liver valley and about ten mile's from  Junction, uiarkcil W. II. |).'sts. K. corner, thence north  Wl chains, thence west. Ill chains, thence south SO chains,  thence east in chains, to point of commencement, containing .Ml acres more or less. \v. II. IJOWSIN'O.  Hated Xelson, II. ('.. December ,i|h. 1W7. |I'��c.e. Illh|  Pursuant to the "Creditor's Trust Heeds  Act, IKX),"nwJ  Amending Acts.  Xotice is hereby given that Arthur U". Peek, trading  under the name, style and firm of A. W. Peek & Co . in  the City of Nelson, in the province of British. Columbia,  dealer in furniture and household supplies, carrving on  business there has by deed dated the .'list day of'Decem-  ner, IStb, assigned all hin personal estate, credits and  elluels winch may bo seized and sold ��� under pxccutimi  aud all his real estate Io John Joseph-Campbell, of the  ���satdOity of Nelson, accountant, in trust fur the benclit  or ins creditors. The said deed was executed bv the said  ArthurAV. Peck nnd John Joseph Campbell on' the. said  Jlst day of December. IS!)". All nersons having claims  against th. said A. \V. Peck & Co. are required on or before the 15th day of February, 1S!)S, to send to the s-aid  trustee full particulars of the saniedulv verified together  with particulars of any security held bv them. And  notice is hereby given that after the sai'd l.ith dav of  February, ISflS, the trustee will proceed to distribute (he  assets among those creditors whose claims have been  lodged with him, and that-he will not be responsible  aflersuch date for lhc a.-sets so distributed or anv part  thereof to any person or persons, firm or corporation of  whose debt or claim he shall not then have received  notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the office of  Kdward A. Crease, Haker street, Xelson. Hrili-h Col"m-  bia. on Saturday, the'Ktli da.-of Jaiiiiarv.lSiH.iit Hie  hour of 2 o'clock in lhc artcrnoon.  BmVAKI) A. CKRASK. Solicitor for the Trustee.  Hated at, N'elson, h. C. this 31st day of December. IS!)7._  so. -J7/II;. ���  Certificate  of   Registration  of an  Provincial   Company.  "Comi'anius Act, 1SU7."  Extra-  'TIIK KMJ'IKI-: CO.Vj_-OUI>ATE_> .MINIMI COM I'.-.VV.  Itegistered the L'Tth day of December, 18!i7.  T irBKHHV CERTIFY that I have this dav regisiercd  -f-   the '��� Umpire Consolidated Mining Compaiiv" >is an  Kxtra-Provincial  Company under the '-Companies Act  1S97.'  The bead ofllce of the Compaiiv is situate in theCitv of  Spokane, Stale of Washington, V. S. A.  The amount of the capita] of the Compaiiv is S.'ibO.Ww,  divided nito 50,000 shares of $10 each.  The head oflicc of the Company in this province is .-itu-  alc at Ainswortli, Ivootena.. District, and J. W. Smith, a  Notary Public, wbo-e address is Ainsworlb. H. C, i.s the  attorney for the Company.  The lime of existence of the Compaiiv is flft v vcar��.  '1 he objects for which the Compaiiv has been established and registered are:  To buy. own, sell, lease, work and develop mines and  milling claims; to mine, buy, sell, ship and trent dies  aud minerals; build, own, lease, and operate coneeiitiai-  _or-, stamp mills, and nil machinery and appara.ni"  winch may be used in Treating and reducing ores: buy.  own, lease and sell real estate, mill sites, water rights-,  water fronts and wharve.-: to build and operate and  equip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: tu  deal in all kinds uf mei-chandi-e, and engage in all such  other things as arc incidental and conducive lo the attainment of tho objects and purposes- of this Corporation.  Given under my bund and -ciil of ollice at Victoria.  Province of Hritish Columbia, thisiTth diiv of December,  1S97. S. X. \VoOTTOX,  If'-s.l Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  "<��������� SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of  Hritish Columbia. Nelson. West ICi.uLon.n  to-wit:  By virtue of a warrant of execution issued oul of the  county court of Kootenay, at, N'elson. at the suit nf Henry  (jicgerich, plaintiff, and to me directed against the goods  and chattels of the Spokane-Kaslo Mining &-Milling  Company, defendants, 1 have seized andtaken iii execution ail the right, title and interest of said defendants in  the "Spokanc-ICaslo." - "Spokane-Kaslo. N'o.-���>." '-'Acine."  and '"American " mineral claims, situated on Lylo creek,  in the Aiusworth mining division, and recorded hi the  mining recorder's ofllce at the Citv of- Kaslo, B. C.'.-.to recover the sum of S-IM.titi, amount of said execution, besides sheriffs poundage, costs, and all other legal incidental expenses, al! of which I shall expose for sale, or  sufficient thereof to satisfy, said judgment debt a ml cost---,  at the front, of.the court house. Nelson, on the 3rd day of  March, A. IX 1,S!��8. at the hour of II o'clock in the forenoon.       ; ��� '���-..���-    , ' C  :  N'otic: Intending purchasers will satisfv themselveils to interest and title of suul defendants.  WII.I.IAM P. KOIUNSOX. Deputv Sheriff.  Dated at Kaslo, B..C; February 2nd. 1S08.'. ' [Feb Kith)  NOTICE   OF   TIMBER   LIMIT.: . .1  Notice is hereby given that thirty days afterdate we  intend to apply to the chief .-commissioner of lands and  works for a special license lo cut timber on the following  described lands: - Commencing at a post planted on Six-  mile creek trail about _��j yards north from a small lake  on .Summit- creek, marked S. E. corner post of G. li.  Foster and George Giilii.-.s timber limit, theiice running  about north 50 degrees cast, ICO chains along the cast  side of-Lemon creek, thence north 7,"> degrees, west 02  chains crossing Lemon creek, thence south 15 degrees,  west Hii.i chains along the wesl bank of Lemon creek,  crossing the second north fork of Lemon creek, tlicucc  soiitli 75 degrees, east 02 chains crossing .Lemon creek in  the place of betrinninir. containing 1000 acres mure or Ic���.  (.'.' K. FOSTER.  (.l-.OkGK GILLIES.  Hated January alb. Is_'s. (January "__!*!li|  Notice    of  Application    for  Improvements.  Certificate     of  .S.NllUSI.IIIi: MtNKUAl. t'l.AIM. SITIMTI-: IN THK NKI-SIIN MINIMI    IIIVISION    Ol'    WKST    KIIOTK.VA V    |i|ST_tt<T,    AMI  I.OI'ATI.D    ON   Wll.l)   HUltSK  CHIIKK   AllOTT (INI:   MII.i:  I--I.I1M  Till-; TOWN  OK  V.MIIt.  Take notice that. I. J. A. Kirk, acting as agent for  Itoberl Fulton Dodo, free miner's cerlitlcale Xo. :d'!.'A. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder font certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of llie above claim. And  further take notice that aclion. under section ."_7, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. J. A. KIRK.  Hated this lltli day of January. lS'J-S. |January I5ih|  Notice of Application  to   Lease   Land.  1 hereby give notice that thirty days afterthisdate I intend to apply to the assistant commissioner of hinds and  works, for a lease of 11*0 acres of land for a term of  I went y-one years, for the purpose of opening up and  working a stone niiarrv.  ARCHIE MAIN WAKING JOHNSON.  Hated at Nelson. January 31st. I89S*. (Feb. 5th|  iiksc-iuition.  Commencing at a post maiked "A. M.-J.'s S.K. cornt-i-."  on the west bank of Crawford bay about one mile south  of Crawford creek, thence west, II) chains, thence north  III chains, thence east forty chains, more or less to tin-  west hunk of Crawford bay. thence southerly following  the sinuosities of tho shore line of s-iid Crawford bay to  the point of commencement, containing lliO acres more  or less.  Of  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  UVWATI.n MINI.I.AI. CLAIM. SITUATK IN THK NKI.SON  MININli DIVISION OP WKST KOOTI-.X.W I)ISTKICT. AND  I.OCAT1.W ON Till-: NOIITII SIPU OK Wlt.li IIOUSK CKKEK  Allot T SKVKN MILKS I.AST OK TIIK NKI.s'ON .\NI> IOHT  SIII.I'I'Altll   HAILUAV.  'fake notice that I. Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Philip White, free miner's certilicate No. US.".'II: intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the'mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements.'for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of (lie above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under section :I7.  must be coiiimenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.       SAMUEL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated this L'-sth day of October, I8J17. (Dec. If h|  mm  mi  E'i!..(**Sk*S5S.  by  5KHSi  j_!  ���    _n_   _ *    *   iL f \i {j   ������    ^      Ji��� I"  ' ��� -      '"in   J��l      ill1*   tt" *���   !�����������      ' *      * - ���        ��� ���    * *���"* *  ~ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. 0.,-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY
Jit).
LS9S.
1,
LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.
Mr. M. Martin, » contractor on tiie
Crow's Nest railway, is able to be out
again after going through ,-i serious oper-
ation for appeudiciti--. by 3_)r-. LaBau Ac
Forin, of thi- cir,y. The operation was a
very, delic-ifcf. out-*, even I'or rhe, nature of
it, and wa-> performed tit, a lime where
twenty-four hour.*.' delay might have
caused death. Drs. LaBau Ac Forin are to
be congratulated on their .successful .siir-
Kery.
\V. James.-a barber, suicided at G'reen-
wood, on 'Thursday, by'tlio tnorphine .system.    Failing health was the cause.
U. lid wards, aged .-V), died at tlie Greenwood hospital on Wednesday, of heart
failure.
it. Butcher, of Kaslo, purposes opening
a bakery at (ireenwood.
Chief engineer Tyo lias 7"> men engaged
surveying for the C. I'. It. extension to
PenbicLon from the Columbia river. _ He
.says construction will commence in a
month or six week's.
This (Saturday) evening the Somers
Family  Concert  Company will   repeat a
performance in the Fire Hall, under the
atis-pices of the Knights of Pythias.
M.' D. Ma honey, who was in tlie hotel
linsine-.-) in the early days, tind who lost a
hue hotel in Ivaslo by fire, is again on his
feet and in tlie hotel husine.ss in Victoria.
All his old friends will be triad to hear of
his good luck. His hotel is named "The
Dawson."
II. T. Brown, of Spokane, has gone to
Cianbrook, to start, a newspaper.
D. F. Strobeck hits a contract to run a -100
foot cro-M-ut. tunnel on the New Jerusalem
ni AinsH'orth. giving a depth of 250 feet,
lie will also erect cabins and sink 50 i'eet
on the Star.
Postoffice inspector Fletcher has made
arrangements for a regular mail service
into the Big Bend country from Revelstoke.
The first issue of the Kuskonook Searchlight saw daylight on Tuesday. Ir, ap-.
pears to be a reprint edition of the Kaslo
News, and bears evidence of hasty preparation.
Harry Sherran is again iu charge of the
Central hotel, New Denver.
Owing to the war on the various rail-
.roads competing for the Alaska ■ traffic,
rates both ease and west have been cut iu
two. the C. P. It. being the inaugurator.
Monday   evening tlie  Maple   Leal' club
held ;tn enjoyable assembly at the Royal
hotel,   about   twenty-five   couple   being
,  present.
Clements & McIJo'ugald, of Nakusp, will
open an hotel at Cariboo City.
.liossland people expect to secure a seat
in the legislature under the proposed redistribution bill, and J. B. McArthiir is
being boomed for the position.
J. Clarke, largely interested in the Ainswortli cam j), has gone to the Klondyke.
J. Osborne, employed at the Silver King
mine as a. timberman, died on Monday,
having been ill .but a few days.
The fire brigade cleared $o5 at their recent ball. This will be utilized in securing fixtures for the hall, ft is proposed to
add a gymnasium outfit at once, and the
city council will be asked to assist.
Fred J. Smith, of Slocan City, has gone
to Moyie City, to take editorial charge of
the Call, which will make its debut from
that festive burg about March 1.
Rev. Mr. Akehurst, who has been enjoying a holiday jaunt to IOurope, is expected
back to Nelson next Thursday.
An Indian named Hughie was stabbed
at Savonas on Sunday, in a drunken row*,
b\" a whi:e man named George Newlove.
Hughie died on Tuesday, and' the mur-
.derer i.s now in jail at Kamloops.
Trail and Kaslo will be customs out-
ports, separate, and distinct from Nelson,
on and after April 1.
Turner, Beeton•& Co., of Victoria, who
have a branch store here, have lately
opened another in Vancouver.
C. P. It. surveyors, under engineer Rice,
have passed Grand Forks, on the survey
of the Boundary country extension from
Rossland.
A. I). Fniory, representing Kennedy Ac
'Douglas, of Toronto, who lias opened a
gents' furnishing and tailoring establishment on Baker street, has his premises
lighted by an acetylene gas plant, making
a brilliant illumination.
The Columbia Lumber Ac Trading Co.,
with headquarters in this city, has just
been gazetted, to'do a general lumbering
and   mercantile  business.   The capital is
$r.p,ooo.
An English concern, with a capital of
£50,000, has just been licensed iu -this province to do business as the British Columbia Town Properties Syndicate, limited,
liossland is the headquarters, with Daly
Ac Hamilton, of that city, as solicitors.
The Dominion Fxpress Co. has opened
an 'up-town office in the Broken Hill
block, on Baker street, with W. Gordon,
late of Winnipeg, in charge.
Members of the Nelson fire department
desire to thank the musicians who furnished free music, also the public for their
kind and liberal patronage at their benefit
ball on Thursday, the 17th.
A. Hubbard, of Kuskonook, denies the
story published in a local paper, that he
was reprimanded in court here on Thursday for kicking up a disturbance in his
town. He says he was but a looker-on,
and   was  wrongfully charged,  and   that
"WE
Have accumulated a large lot of remnants from, our
clearance sale and stock taking, we offer at a special bargain for one week only remnants, of Dress Goods, Silks,
Table Damasks, Cottons, Flannels, Flanneletts, Shirtings,
Ginghams, Muslins, Hamburg Laces, Ribbons, Toweling,
Linings, and Curtains.
A  small lot  short  ends  of Carpets, suitable to make
t
floor rugs at a bargain. .      •"  .
HAVE just received a large consignment
of jams and jellies from the O'Kell & Morris
Fruit Preserving Company, of Victoria, in five
pound pails, and-1, 2, and 3 pound glass jars,
■which we are quoting at very low prices.
We carry a complete line of groceries, and
carry only first-class goods. We also carry a
full line of shelf and heavy hardware,- and
make a specialty of miners' supplies. Agents
for Giant Powder Company.
Spared lalsomine and Ready Mixed Paints
OIL WOOD STAINS, Etc.
Full line now in stock of White Lead,
Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.
Paint and Varnish Brushes.
a u/re pe'
CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.
In order to reduce our stock -we will offer for next week only a special discount ot
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.
to
$so9ooo
On 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.
a.   _a_-    "\v"_A_TEi^__]v_:^k.jsr   &   co.
9
���puggists.
LONDON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS, Ltd.
HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.
communications relating  to  British .Columbia   business to be addressed' to  P.O.  Drawer
505.  Nelson,  British Columbia
J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General  Manager/   m,-,   oj'-mvi
S. S  FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer I   IN L Lb UN ,
B.C.
The Kootenay Lake Sawrni
C. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. C.
West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.
Yard and office foot of Hendryx Street,
Nelson.    John Bell Agent.
Everything in the building line on hand
or made at short notice
VICTORIA,  B. O.
Headquarters for miners and  mining
men from '
KOOTENAY
MAHONEY  & TAYLOR,  Proprietors
9
White Cotton Towels   14 by  24,   5  cents each
White Cotton  Towels  24 by  36,   2  for  25  cents Striped  Turkish Towels   16  by 34,   2  for 25  cents
Pure  Linen  Towels   19 by 34,   $2.25  per dozen
Linen  Table  Napkins,  $1   and Si.25  per dozen
■      White   Honeycomb Quilts,   10:4 size,   usual  price $1.50,  our price $1.25
White   Lace Curtains,   50c,   75c and $1.00 per pair
wiieu he came up i'or bearing there was
uo case. Hubbard claims to be a sober
and industrious workman...
II. 0. Alexander has closed his law office
at New Denver and removed to Vancouver.
Tlie C. I.'. R. has purchased the tug
Denver, on Slocan lake, owned by captain
Ward roper. It. will be brought to Nelson
i'or service on Kootenay lake.
There was a report current here this
week that E. Allen had been fatally
stabbed in a row at Whitewater on Sunday nij^lit.    It-had no Foundation in Fact.
Nelson's vanquished hockey and curling
teams returned From the liossland carnival well pleased with their treatment.
The hockey boys were banqnetted JjeFore
leaving.
l.'ostoFfice inspector Fletcher arrived in
town last Saturday evening, For the purpose oF rearranging the mail routes to the
various camps, and also to enquire into
the recent postal robbery at liossland.
■Clarence Goepel. oF this city, captured
a silver cup tis first prize in, the boys'
skating contest, at the liossland carnival.
No mail arrived From the south on Monday, the Nelson Ac Fort Sheppard train
being stalled by heavy snowfall at the
summit.
Slocan lake points received the first
mail in 10 days on Sunday, the trouble
having been due to the blockade on the
Kaslo railway.
li. Wilson, of Slocan City, passed
through the city Monday en route to
Dawson City via Seattle.
Two more locomotives have been added
to the rolling stock of the Nakusp Ac Slocan railway, so heavy has become the
through traffic. The .steamer Slocan makes
three round trips daily on Slocan lake.
SOLD CHEAP
DURING  FEBRUARY
if  vou  are
about  the
in
dead
of
earnest
saving*
25 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR
Baker Street
©      Are offering special bargains in
j   Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleu_rqs
Jewelery, Watches, Clocks, Silverware, Sterling Silver
is, Lamps, Tables, Pianos and   Sewing  Machines.
Notice is hereby given that W. J. G. Dickson
has no authority to sell lots, receive or collect
moneys for me. J.  R. HULL.
-Ml
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