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 A  '"*,  o/.  "$H-  Has' Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  *Ij,J'Oa  CD  V;  SIXTH   YEAR.;-NO. ��.  '  KOOTENAV  Has   Three  Smelters   in   Successful   Operaiic  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight   to   Run  Several   More.  NELSON, BRITISH  COLUMBT^/SATURDAY, JANUARY  a��, 1898  TV  TWO   DOLLARS  A  YEAH.  FELIX. HUGHES   MAKES   A   SALE.  After Refusing Several Good Offers He Parts  with His Property ,i'or a Sjnall Price.  The New Denver Ledge reports the sale  of tlie MolIieHughesgroupof claims tolocal  , men, and states that although the price  has not been made public, Lhe purchasers  have secured  the greatest  bargain  ever  picked up in the Slocan.    The  parlies in  the deal are Herman Clever, H. T. Mrag-  don, Harry Sheran, and Tliomas Avison,  and   ihey  secured   the entire  interest in  Lhe claims Mollie Hughes, Idea, Heal Idea  No. 2, Flnatban, Kinkora, Pinto No. 2, and  Tyron. all the properties embraced in the  group, on which so  much   work has been  '   done in developing, and several years of  long, tedious waiting been spent by  the  original    locators,     George,   aud     Felix  Hughes.  There is an interesting history in connection wilh this property. The Hughes  brothers with ot hers, located the group  as long ago as 1S92. Their fiist.claim was  the iMollie Hughes, and the cropping.**;  were so favorable on it that they began  work at once in sinking n. shaft ou the  ledge along the lake shore.' Months were  spent in hard and persistent toil, and,  finally they got one about len tons of ore  and made a shipment. The returns on  this shipment ran high in silver and gold,  and the property at once became prominent. But the brothers were short of  funds and could not push development  work on so extensive a scale as was necessary to make the mine a regular shipper.  They started tunnel work and uncovered  the ledge for 300 or 400 feet.  During the great depression in the Slocan. when good mining properties could  not be sold for a song, the Hughes brothers steadily went on with the work and  there is now fully $2,000 worth of development work done. For some reason  which has never been explained the brothers failed to agree, and in addition to  this the title to the property was brought  into quo*?tion through certain claims marie  by a Kaslo attorney. This tied the  ground up for about IS months, during  all, or most of which time, work was suspended. In the summer of 1807 the case  was thrown out of court and the title  again cleared. Since which time Felix  Hughes has managed to purchase his brother's interest, in the property, and also  was given power of attorney in a small  interest held by another owner now residing iu Montana.  Two years ago the brothers tire reported  to have refused $10,000 for 1 he properties,  holding out, for $00,000. During tlie fall  of "00 and spring of '07 they were frequently offered a handsome -urn, but  they again refused to sell, and tenaciously held to their original price.  What Mr! Felix Hughes will realize out  of the recent sale cannot be stated, but it  will fall far short of $10,000. He is in poor  health and will spend the remainder of  the winter in the coast cities, where he  goes seeking medical relief.  The new owners will form a company  and push work on the ledge with all possible speed. The showing on the property, if it were located in some localities  where working mines have been made  and the ledges better demonstrated,  would bring $100,000 for the group. The  present workings are within a stones'  throw of the Nakusp & Slocan railroad,  aud on the shore of the lake, thus making  transportation facilities all chat could be  desired. It is in a position to be made  one of the famous high grade dry ore pro-,  positions of the division. The ore crop-  pings run high in silver, copper and gold,  aud there is abundant assurance that a  small amount of additional development  work judiciously done will make the value  of the property advance to a figure not  less than $100,000.  , Two Friends Shipments.  Twenty-two tons of. Two Friends' ore  were shipped to the Hall Mines smelter on  ��� Saturday. The ore is of exceedingly high  grade, recent assays having run all the  way from 208 to 1180 ounces in silver to  the ton, and averaging about 15 per cent,  lead. This will make the tenth carload of  ore shipped from this property: seven  carloads were shipped by the former management and three carloads by the new  management. Nine men are at work on  the property and have a good body of ore  insight. They are also driving a tunnel  further up the hill, where they believe  they will strike a large body of ore.  Le Roi Smelter at Northport.  The LeRoi smelter at Northport is  working one blast furnace. This was  blown in last Friday and everything is  working smoothly. The furnace treats  about 200 tons of LeRoi ore and 50 tons of  custom ore. James Breen. who has superintended the smelter's construction, is in  charge as superintendent. A large number of the men came from tlie Trail smelter and are experienced iu the work. The  LeRoi company'has also in its employ H.  G. Bellinger, . who was metallurgist at  the Trail smelter, and while acting in that  capacity handled over 75,000 tons of LeRoi  ore.    Want to Govern Canada from 'Washington.  Some of the public men of the United  States have peculiar notions with respect  to the rights of American citizens in Canada. The dominion government recently  issued an order that all miners bound for  the Klondyke should take out a license  either at Victoria, Vancouver or some  other named point on the Canadian Pacific railway line. This is relented by Lhe  merchants of Tacoina  and  Seattle, who  are endeavoring to capture1 the trade of  the Klondyke, and the matter has been  referred to, the authorities at Washing-  i ton to amend by having the order rescinded. If the case were reversed and a  similar i-pquest came from Canada, it  would be interesting to note how it would  be received,     ��� MINERAL   ACT   AMENDMENTS.  The K. M.P. A. Recommend to the Government  an Easement of its Regulations  The Ivootenay Miners Protective Association held a series of meetings yesterday  afternoon and evening for the purpose of  considering the mineral and companies'  acts and securing desired amendments.  There wasa good attendance at the several meetings which were-^held in the  office of Harold Selous.  With respect to the mineral act the  chief amendnient proposed was one which  will enable the holder of a mineral claim  to do several years' assessment work upon  the claim in one year, and secure a certificate for each $100 worth of work performed, which certificates shall be sufficient to keep the claim alive during the  period covered by the same. As the act  stands at present the holder of a mineral  claim is required to do $100 worth of work  iu each and every year or forfeit his right  to the claim. The amendment proposed  does not aim at lessening the amount of  assessment work required under the present act. It merely gives the holder of a  claim the right to five or ten years assessment work in one year if he chooses, and  receive certificates for such work which  will hold the claim for two, three, or any  number of years according to the amount  of work done. The amendment is offered  with a view to meeting the wishes of  those who desire to leave their claims' for  one or more years.  Another amendment proposed has for  its object the extension of certificates of  record for work done upou claims, i'or a  period of 00 days. This is to provide for  cases in which miners are delayed in their  efforts to reach the record otlice and record assessment work. The amendment  would give all such a period of 00 days in  wliich to make good their lapse. With a  view to checking any abuse of this privilege it is proposed that an'extra fee of  five dollars be imposed uuon all who avail  themselves of it.  A somewhat.similar.amendment is.de-  ' sired to the section of the mineral act requiring the performance of $100 worth of  assessment work upon locations within  the year. It is asked that the rule for 00  days grace be applied to this section as  well. It was pointed out that a miner  might locate a claim early in the spring  of one season, and that the next spring  might be so backward as to prevent him  from availing himself of the privilege of  having twelve months in which to do the  required.amount of work. It is proposed  that a fee of $5 be imposed for the exercise of this privilege.  The members of the association tackled  the Companies Act, but they did not dispose of the matter and it will come before  the association at a future meeting.  The asociatiou congratulated the government for its promise to reduce the fees  for water under the Water Clauses Act.  The recommendations of the association  with respect to the amendments of the  Mineral act are manifestly not in harmony with the suggestion of provincial  mineralogist Carlyle that the locators of  mineral claims should be required to do a  certain amount of assessment work before  being granted certificates of record. It is  just possible that when the prospectors  themselves are heard in this matter that  they will be very much averse toCarlyle's  method for securing the performance of  assessment work by those who evade it.  JANUARYS   EXPORTS    EXCEED    $1,193,458.  HEINZE   SELLS   OUT.  Southern Kootenay Makes a Record of which  Its People May toe Proud.  The miueral exports of southern Kootenay for the current^ mouth are by long  odds the greatest in the history of the  district. Up to today they aggregate  $1,103,-158. As compared with January,  1807, the exports show a gain of $517,052,  or close upou 100 per cent. The exports  for the week were:  BULLION   AN'D   MATTE.  Pounds  Trail smelter  800,5(51  Hall "Minus smeller, copper bullion.   201,51(1  ORB.  Lo itiii mine.. Ki-sslnnd..  :   Payne mine, Slocan   Reco mine, Slocan   Rambler mine. Slocan   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Kootenay Ore Com-iany. Kaslo..  Last Chance mine. Slocan   Queen Ucss mine, Sloean   Comstock mine, Slocan   Sloean Siar mine. Sandon   Vancouver Group. Slocan   Total for the week   TotiiI so fur I'or January ....  Total for IS97, via Kevelstoke  Total for 1SU7, porL of Xelson.  Value  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  1,100  100  ���10  l;*i  101  305  (10  10  10  1*20  10  2 So'-'  "Ji*i57,i'i5S  ,s,i)(i:i  SU'l'MJi'  S7I!),132  55.271  S7,(il3,:-41  Ore Shipments via Kaslo.  Following are the ore shipments for the  week ending January 27th, over the Kaslo  & Slocan raihvay:  Kutli ...       Payne   Whitewater ..  Lucky Jim....  Slocan Star ..  Lust. Clmnce ..  I loco      Queen Hess ...  I tumbler   Mciiitc-'.iiirui    .  Tolal   Tons.  . L'OO  .. liiU  ..211  ..    HO  110  .     80  ..    HI  .   20  80  ..   91  ,.I2!I".  The Canadian Pacific Plays a   -Waiting  Game  and Heinze Gives in.  On Thursday the Canadian Pacific Pnil-  ,\vay Company secured by purchase the  railway, smelter tind land holdings of P.  Hein/.e. The consideration is not given,  but as P. Aug. Hein/.e desired the reopening of negotiations,'it may be accepted  that he came to the Canadian Pacific Company's terms. When the negotiations  were first on it was freely stated that the  railway company valued Heinze's holdings at about $500,000, but were willing to  pay $800,000. This latter figure probably  represents the consideration. The Montreal Dispatch reads:    ���  Montreal, Jan. 27.��� TheCanadian Pacific  railway has acquired control of the  Heinze line running from Robson to Ross-,  laud, B. C. Mr. Heinze has been in the-  city for two days conferring with sir William Vanllorne, and as a result of their  meeting the Heinze line will pass into  the hands of the Canadian Pacific railway,  as will also the smelter at Trail. It is  understood that the Canadian Pacific railway will take possession at once.  RAILROAD   TO   THE   KLONDYKE.  THROWS   OFF   ALL   DISGUISE.  Mackenzie and Mann Secure the Charter and  Mineral Lands as Subsidy.  Ottawa, Jan. 20. ��� The contract for  building a railway from Telegraph creek  to Teslin lake, leading from the headwaters of the Stickine to Dawson City, has  been signed by Mackenzie and Mann, the  well known contractors, but details are  not yet ready for publication. They will  be made known officially tomorrow.- The  road is to commence at a point not yet  decided upon near Glenora, and run to  Teslin lake over an undulating country,  not very difficult for raihvay construction. The distance is about 130 miles.  The government has agreed with the contractors to give ti block of mining land for  a subsidy! There will be no cash subsidy.  The contractors will require to make traffic arrangements with the Canadian Pacific railway. Mackenzie and Mann have  already started to work, and in the course  of a'very short time will have between  500 and 1000 men on the spot arranging  for the work of construction. The road  will require to be built in time to send in  supplies to Dawsou before next whiter  sets in:""'Tliis will give very little more  than 120 days-to-build the railway 'of- 130 '  miles, as work cannot be commenced before May and must be finished about September. The purchasing of supplies and  material will in the meantime be gone on  with by the contractors. In making the  contract, the government had to look to  men of means and responsibility, as everything depends upon the rapid and successful completion of the work. :  LYING   OF   NO   AVAIL.  The  People of Kootenay Demand .Redistribute        tion. as Promised by Premier Turner.  "The Nelson TR-ruu-NR says the electors  have an implied promise of a distribution  bill before the next election. Have they ?  When was it given? This particular misstatement of the opposition press has-  been disproved time and time again."  The above is,taken from the Victoria  Colonist, the organ of Dunsmuir and his,  government: It has entered early upon  its course of campaign lying.' The reply  of the.Rossland Record is, for present  purposes, sufficient.   The Record says :  "If Mr. Turner did not promise a redistribution of seats, from the public platform while in Rossland recently, every  hearer misunderstood him. He said he  had opposed it upon former occusions,  and that the wisdom of his opposition  was now apparent, and that Rossland  would appreciate it. because if it had  beeu done she would suffer great injustice  now! That the great growth of West  Kootenay and Trail Creek entitled this  section to a redistribution. Rossland is  watching with interest and alarm the uncertain attitude of premier Turner and  his organ, the Colonist, upon the question."  _   Land Registry Office for Nelson.  It is reported upon very good authority  that the provincial government will open  a land registry office in Nelson for Kootenay district, This time there is something definite given as to the time when  this much-needed office will be established. It is reported that so soon as the  necessary vote is passed the office will be  opened. The government has been urged  to open a laud registry office in Nelson for  several years, but the present promise is  as close as the people have yet come to  having their request complied with.  Two More Commissioners.  The Kootenay Mail: It is rumored tluit  the government is contemplating the  creation of two more gold commissioners  for West Kootenay, one at New Denver  and the other at Rossland. It is said by  those who are supposed to know that  Alex. Sproat, the recorder at New Denver, is the appointee for the job at that  place, and that John Kirkup, government  agent at Hossland, and one time of Kevelstoke, will get the position at Rossland.  A Concentrator for the Dundee.  The sale of 50,000 shares of the Dundee  gold mining company has been completed  in London. The money is to be applied  to the erection of a concentrator at the  mine.  President McKinley ��� Says There is but One  Sound Money���That is Gold.  President McKinley has placed himself  on record on the money question. He hn.-  come out as a gold money man. In the  course of a speech at the Manufacturers'  association banquet in New York .on  Thursday evening he said :  ���'There   is  another duty  resting  upon  the national government--to coin money  and   regulate   the    value   thereof.   Thi-  duly requires that our government shall  regulate  the  value  of its money by the  highest standard  of commercial honesty  ��nd  national  honor.    The  money of th.i-  United States i.s, and must forever be, unquestioned  and  unassailable.   If doubt-  remain they must be removed.    It weak  places   are   discovered     they    must    be  strengthened.   Nothingshould ever tempi  us���nothing will ever tempt us���to scale  down   the- sacred   debt   of   the   nation  through a* legal technicality.    Whatevei  may be the language of the contract, tin-  United States  will  discharge all   of   it-  obligations in the currency recognized as  the best throughout the civilized world ai  the time of payment.    Nor will  we evei  consent that the wages of labor or its fru  gal savings be -caled down by permitting  payment in dollars of less value than the  doilars accepted as the best in every enlightened nation of the earth.   Under existing conditions our citizens can not be  excused if they do not redouble their efforts to secure such financial legislation at-  will place their honorable intentions beyond dispute.    All those who represent,  as yotfdo, the great conservative aud the  progressive business interests of the country, owe it not only to themselves, but to  the people, to insist upon the settlement  of this great question now or else to face  the alternative that it must be again submitted for arbitration at the poll1-'.    Thi-  is out- plain duty to more than 7,000,000  voters,   who   Ifi months ago won a great  political ba'fctle'on the issue; amoug others.  Lhat the Uuited States government would  not permit a doubt to exist anywhere eon  cerning the stability and integrity of it-  currency or the inviolability of its obliga  tions of every kind."  Heinze's Railway Sized Up.  The Hosslander: Petitions are being circulated in South _ale, aud even as far  .north as Vernon, asking the dominion  government to grant a subsidy to the  Columbia & Western railway company to  build from Robson to" Pentictbn.'''If "thi*-  company can show wherein the people of  the Boundary district would secure greater benefits from the construction of tin-  C. Ac W. railway than from the C. P. R.  the petition is worthy of consideration.  Its past career in the matter .of freight  and passenger rates do not give reason  for expecting liberal treatment. It would  not be in a position to quote low through  rates, on the one hand being at the merc.\  of one or other of the transcontinental  lines, on the other having the country  served by it at its ������'���mercy.* If built it  "could charge, and no doubt would, tin-  highest tariff allowed by law, and the  chief result of-a-subsidy-to that com pan.\  would be to enable it to sell out to better  advantage than at present. ,  The Pend d'Oreille Power Company.  The company that is installing a plant  for the transmission of power at Bonning-  s-ton falls will have au active business competitor in the company which will establish its plant at the mouth of the Pend  d'Oreille river. Here a fall of 200 feet is  available by means of a, short flume, with  a sufficient body of water to generate  many thousand horse power, the annual  variation in How being small, owing to  the enormous storage capacity of the  large lake, Pend d'Oreille. An old placer  mining plant, with about 1,000 h. p. of  water wheels in place, is being converted  by. the Pend d'Oreille Water and Light  company into an electrical generating  station. To this will be added 3,000 h. p..  more, the whole being distributed to the  mines round about, to be used for mining  machinery and the electrolytic refining of  copper. The longest line contemplated at  present is some 22 miles in length.  , Cohen Calls for Tenders.  Victoria, .fan. 25.���-The Cassiar Central  Railway Company is calling for tenders  for constructing its line from Telegraph  Creek, the head of navigation on the  Stickine river, to Dease lake, in the Cassiar'  district. All arrangements having been  completed, work will be pushed forward  with till ���despatch.' H. Hirschel-Cohen,  the managing director of the African-  British Columbia Corporation, Limited,  of Loudon, which is a large shareholder  in the Cassiar Central'company, is here  superintending matters.  Quartz Ledges in Omineca.  Colonel Weatherly, who has spent the  last nine months in the northern part of  the province, reports the discovery of  several large quartz ledges in Omineca,  about 50 miles east of the Parsnip. He  looks upon it as one of the greatest free  milling quartz deposits on earth. There  are eight large veins, as regularly placed  as books on a shelf, each lying between  slate and sandstone and exposed to view  for about 1300 feet right up a hill side.  The Globe on Those Libel Suits.  Toronto Globe: The proceedings at Victoria against Hewitt Bostock, M.P., for  criminal libel, savor of injustice. Mr.  Bostock was iu Toronto when the articles  complained of appeared.   It is well known  that, his connection with the Province is  merely that of an investor, and there is  no pretence,that he was the writer of the  articles. The conduct of the magistrate  who held the preliminary investigation  was such that Mr. Bostock \s counsel. Mr.  Archer Martin, withdrew from I he case,  it is roundly asserted that, the object, of  rhe proceedings is to prevent critics of  the government from alluding to the connection of its members with mining and  other speculative concerns during the approaching elections.  AROUND   SLOCAN   LAKE.  TO   IMPROVE   WARD   STREET.  - A deal that means much for the future  of New Denver is at present being negotiated, whereby the group of claims  known as the Pideiity, will ch-tnge hands.  J. M. Harris, of the Reco. is the accredited  intending purchaser, and this is but one  ��� if several attempts he has made to get  hold of the property. The Fidelity is  -ituated on the lake shore, about It or 2  miles from New Denver, and, should it  change hands will be managed from  there. Prom the surface pay ore was  raken out, and the shafts and drifts  driven since have-increased the showing  >ind indicated the permanency of the  vein. The recent shipment of a carload  was sufficient to pay for all expenses to  date, netting over $100 per ton. Byron,  Holt and Williamson, the owners, have  hail several offers, but have refused till to  date. It is said the only obstacle in the  way of the deal now is the lease given on  idie property about a, montlfago, but that  will be satisfied no doubt. Harris will  out a big force of men on should he get  the group. In the vicinity of the Fidelity  ire a number of good prospects, such as;  the Frisco, Cracker Jack,"Queen City, etc.,  and these will be all beneficed, by a transfer of the former.  It is given out that the California, on  the hill east of the town, will start up in  March with 30 men, whose payroll will  .certainly increase the confidence in the  stability of this place.  J. Lawrence, trainmaster of the Nakusp  &, Slocan railway, is circulating a petition  for a government wagon road up Lemon  creek. The modest-sum of $12,100 is  asked.  r The near approach of the provincial  elections is encouraging interested parties  ro get grants for various purposes. New  Denver will be heard from for street im-  nrovetnents and repairs to the'Three  Forks wagon-road.-.*   ,~~-        .       -&~\   News of a most encouraging nature  comes from the Galena Farm. An ore  chute of big dimensions aud high grade  has been encountered in the winze driven  just below the old workings on the Currie.  The censorship over the property is close  aud little can be learned, but the boast is  made that enough ore is in sight to -pay.  for all the development work so far done.  Manae-er Fradgley has gone to Vancouver  to report.  On the Emily Edith, a Four-mile property recently obtained ' by the Rimoiel-  meyer. syndicate, an unusually rich and  lucky strike has been made. Just three  feet from the face of old workings a chute  of ore two feet wide has been shown up,  .giving-.assays ranging from 200 to 1100  ounces in silver. The new owners are  jubilant.  The Vancouver group has several thousand sacks of ore at Silvertou ready for  shipment, while the Comstock i.s piling up  a large quantity to export. The Thompson ancl-other properties are all looking  well. ''���{$:.<���'  The'steamer Slocan has more freight  offering than she can handle, and better  transportation facilities will have to be  provided.  The L. H. is on Red Mountain, a little  over four miles from Silverton. It is a  gold and silver 'proposition and $250,000  was the price asked for it in 1S05. Alex.  Harrison has sold his interest, tind the  property is now owned by J. M. M. Bene-  dttm, F. Fingland, C. Brand and J. Tin-  ling. A company has been formed in Tacoina to work the property, and active  operations, wili commence when the snow  disappears. t  In tho lower tunnel on the Frisco at a  distance of _���> feet a fine showing of cube  galena was uncovered, and work is being  pushed with greater energy, in the anticipation- of striking a solid body of ore  within.the. next 20 feet., The amount of  work done on this property will reach  nearly $1,800. It consists of a 50-foot  crosscut, 10-foot raise. 28-foot winze and  drifting on the ledge ���l"> feet. In the new  tunnel, which is being run on the ledge 80  feet lower down than the first workings,  the late find was made. It is now'in 2<S  feet tind will be pushed fifty feet farther  to reach tt point below the winze.  Another property that is going to be a  shipper this year from the head of the  lake is the Fairy Queen, situated on Trout  creek. As work on the tunnel progresses  the ledge continues strong and the pay-  streak good. The tunnel is now in more  than ."0 feet, and it is running on ore all  the way. The seam of solid ore widens  tind pinches m places from 15 to 30 inches.  Little of tho ore is being taken out, but is  left standing with occasional tappings to  demonstrate its width.  C. P. R. Traffic Receipts.  Montreal, Jan. 21.���The Canadian Pacific company's traffic receipts for the week  ending .January 21st, were $300,000: for  the same week last year they were  $315,000.  The City' will Build a Stone Retaining Wall  and Grade From Baker to Vernon. .  Acting mayor Maloue presided at (he  meeting of the city council Monday afternoon. AH the members ot the council  were present siivh- mayor Houston,.aud  alderman Teetzel.  The chief business that came before the  council' was' the consideration of the re- .  port of the public works committee with  respect tothe improvement of the roadway ou Ward street between Baker and  Vernon streets.    The committee reported  in   favor  of  the  building of a retaining  wall of stone on the west side of  Ward  street, and that the street be filled  in to  '  the grade.   That all   material   for   such '  work be taken from Josephine street.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded  by^aldermau Whalley, the report. was  adopted. It was decided to call for tenders for the work to be' in by Monday  nootii It is proposed to lay the foundation of the retaining wall 3 feet underneath the sidewalk on the west side of the  street, toallow for the batter. It is esti-  (jnatfd that the work will cost in the  neighborhood of $3,500.  Prom the chief of police a request was  made for handcuffs, shackles, badges, etc.  It was referred to the mayor, with authority to make the desired purchases.  In the matter of the location of the city  pound, the public works committee requested an extension of time in which to  make a final report.   ���  In accordance with the instructions of  the council, city engineer McCulIoch reported upon the condition of the Carney  hall. His report was that the hall was  dangerous. Before the building was com-  pletedhe reported that it had beeu found  necessary to put in a tie-rod to prevent  the roof from spreading the walls. This  tie-rod was practically the only support  for the roof, and if the hall was to be  used for public purposes some steps  should be taken to strengthen the roof.  On motion of alderman Hillyer,' seconded by alderman Madden, it was re- ���  solved that the Carney hall be closed for  public meetings until such time as it is  repaired to the satisfaction of the city  engineer.  A communication from the chief of the  fire department, asking for a list of supplies for the fire department was referred  to a committee composed of aldermen  Malone, Gilker and Madden.  A communication was received from  -the commissioners.of Slocan,.City,.asking . .  the council toco-operate with the people  of Slocan City in their endeavor to have  Slocan City mail for Nelson and other  points forwarded over the Slocan River  mstead of via Nakusp, as at present.  Alderman Gilker explained that the request had already been made to the  postal authorities, even before the Slocan  River railway was completed. It was decided to authorize the mayor to communicate with Hewitt Bostock, M. P., and  the department at Ottawa in order that  the present delay of from two to four  days may be avoided. r  Alderman Hillyer'called the attention  of the council to the fact that several who  had purchased lots at the last sale in the  eastern end of the city'desired to build  upon the same, and that in doing so they  would be obliged to close the present  roadway to the N1& F.'S. railway depot.  In view of this, he suggested that some  steps should be taken at once to make a  new roadway to the depot.  On motion of alderman Madden, seconded by alderman Gilker, the public works  committee was authorized to look into  the matter with power to act.  The city engineer was interrogated as  to the cause of the recent breaks in the  water mains, and he replied that in every  case the break had been caused by the  poor workmanship of the contractor in  not locking joiuts in the pipe.  Alderman Malone asked if there was  not some way in which the city could  conie upon the contractor. The city engineer was of the opinion that there was.  but alderman Hillyer expressed .the opinion that the city, having had the work  done under the '"supervision of an inspector, that the city was bound to accept  its own officer's inspection of the work.  The temporary loan by-law No. 23 was  reconsidered und finally passed.  To Survey a New Town.  The Kaslo Ac Slocan-rail way this week  sent surveyors to Armstrong's landing for  the purpose of laying out a townsite. The  land in question was taken up by the Iv.  Ac S. railway company under the provisions of its land grant. The K. <fc S.  company in this instance directly profits  by the building of the Crow's Nest railway. The new town is to be called Kal-  ama, and there are already several squatters on the ground.  Noble Five to Resume.  It was reported in Nelson this week  that arrangements had been made whereby work would be immediately resumed  at the Noble Five mine. It is said that  the money was available in different  quarters, but that some of the shareholders did not like the idea of having the  control of the property in one man's  hands, so that he could do as he pleased  without consultation.  Shipments of Slocan Mines.  Ore shipments from Sandon from  August 1st. 1807, to January 20th, 189S, aggregated 10.770 tons, of which the Payne  shipped 81 -10 tons. The Ruth is next in  line with 3015 tons to her credit. Slocau  Star shipped 2030 tons. The Reco is fourth  on the list, having shipped DOS tons.  ���jtT  7���T^  ,J*    'tl     *4  ���*���<,*.  MaawM  ��!*������_  &_���* ���l'_f��,frll,l''Jl  ' ^ _. ������ aI -Il I   _l-��  V&v.fe*#  h"'IS.��:lrf.^  ���**r- -"�� W THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, .B. 0.,- SATURDAY, JANUARY ��\>,   LS9S.  S-;i  IN  ll-'!  IM*  i' \  jit.  o  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TH11U1NK ;��� jhi1i'i-Im>jI i>" S;Uiirdny>, liy Tin*:  Tkiuu.vis i'Uisu.siitxc C(i.mi,.\n>-, iuiu will DC lyuiieil  to' Kubncribur-i (.-.������-���j-'.yiiieii'. tit' Two lioi.i.Aits n yeur.  Xo subi-criplion liikcn for les.-, ihuii n ye.u*.  RKGULAK ADVKKTI.SiOlKNTS printed at, Llie following riites: One inch, SAO :\ year; two inches,  SCO a yeur; three inche.- .SSI a year; four inches.  ��90 a year; live inches, .S]IJ'> a year; six inches and  over, at the rale of��� S1.50 an inch per month.  TRAXStlOXT ADVKRTISKMENTS 20 cents a line for  '   first' inserlion and 10 eenU a line for each additional  insertion.   HirLh,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR READING .\IATTKK NOTICICS 2a cents, a  line each insertion.  JOB PRINTING ai fair rale.-,. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  TIIK TUfl-UNK Nelson, li. C  In addition to a complete line of Groceries both .Staple  and Fancy for the use-of all classes of consumers. We  are carrying" the largest and  most elegant line of    .    ,.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA BAU& KOItl.V���Phy-iemiis mid Surgeons. Rooms  a. I .ind a, Uigulow block, Nelson.   Telephone 12.  DR.   .1.   A.   ARMSTRONG���Government  Veterinary  rn-pector.    Treats diseases of all domestic animals.  AH j,toek inspected at Nelson.   Nelson, li. C. (  R. .1. XV. O.l'INLAN. I'KNTIST-C'fllce:  Mara Hiork.  Daker Street, Nel.-on.  WJ. II. HOLMl'S, C. R.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    P. 0. box 82, Ivaslo, 11. C  as General Efectric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,5007600!" Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use -of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete, telephone outfits and  install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       c^noie\^ Frank Darling,. Kootenay Agent  A.  IT.   IIOLD1CI1���Analytical Chemist and Assayer.  Hall street. Nelson.    ,  T C. GWILLIM, R.A.Se. & XV. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  '<J ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocnn City, li. C. *i=5^.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  ���*v ajr second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  'Vgr^ brothrmi invited.  NJOIITS   OK  PYTIIIAK���Neli-on    Lodge,   No,   ���.','>,  Ivnights of Pvtbias, meets in Castle hall, Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tnosday evening at S o'clock.   All visiting knights are  cordially-invited to attend.  Jott.v J. Mai.o.vic, C. C.  Geokok Paktuidok, K. of K. & S.  in the Kootenay district. ���' Complete outfits furnished  Hotels, Steamers, and. Families. It will pay yon to inspect our, large stock of Teas, Coffees, Dried Fruits and  Canned Goods..   The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  atnc  "B_____L3*_i   STi-RlE-aT  SATURDAY MORNING  1ANUARY-21), 1898  Thrunis no limit to the impudence of  Heinze's Rossland  newspaper.    Although  the  people  of Boundary   have shown   a  distinct     preference    for     the     railway  _.,schemes of D. C. Corbin, and of the V.,",V.  &'_. railway company, the Miner makes  the statement that the  public generally  desire that Hein/.e shtill receive the assistance ho asks for  the westward  extension  of his railway.    To this falsehood it adds  another, to  tlie effect that if IToinze secures the aid  requested he  will  give the  people of Boundary an independent railway in direct competition with the Canadian   Pacific  railway.      [f  the  people of  Boundary may be credited with knowing  what they want, they are in favor lirst of  the Corbin extension of the S.   F.  Ac S.  railway.    It is the only straight railway  proposition   that  has  been   made  to the  people of Boundary.   The  promoters of  this  railway  do  not ask  the  provincial  government for any assistance whatever.  They are willing to construct the railway  for the legitimate railway  business that  there is in   the  country.    The  people of  .Boundary no doubt have sense enough to  see that if the Corbin line is allowed to  ������build into the country first, without any  bonus, that all other railways will be required to do the same.-   They know that  there  is  business in the country for the  railways,  and  that by  going about the  matter right they can secure to the district the same railway facilities that Nelson enjoys without the expenditure of a  dollar of provincial funds.    Once Corbin  is assured an entry into Boundary Creek  the Canadian   Pacific  will   be  forced   to  build   into  the district.    F. Aug. Heiir/.e  has no claims whatever to consideration.  He is a railway speculator���nothing more.  So soon  us the Canadian Pacific raihvay  company will agree Lo pay him a fancy  price  for  his, holdings,   F.   Aug.  Heinze  stands ready to  sell  out.    What excuse  can the government have for further subsidizing a pure speculator of this class?  There  is  no  reason   why   any  company  should receive a provincial subsidy for a  railway into Boundary, but even if a subsidy were necessary the government had  much better treat with the Canadian Pacific   railway   company   direct   than   indirectly through the medium of F. Aug.  Heinze. . .������:....���.:_.���.���  With the close approach of the session  of the legislature, the Colonist is attempting to explain away the failure of premier  Turner to remove the present trade tax  of live dollars per annum, which the government imposes upon every man who  works in or around the precious metal  mines for wages. The Colonist, in its defence, says : " It is an open secret that if  " there had been any strong pressure from  " the working miners themselves last win-  " tei'i'or the removal of the tax the govern-  " ment would have cheerfully met it: but  " no such demand was forthcoming and the  " tax was allowed to remain for the time  " being.'' The editor of the Colonist is evidently as ignorant of the efforts which  have been made to secure tlie repeal of  this tax as he is of most matters affecting  the  mining   industry.     The   Truth,   the  first paper published in Kootenay, advocated the repeal of this tax upon labor as  early as 1880. Since then every paper  published in West Kootenay has advocated the repeal of the tax so far as it  affected men merely working for wages,  and these efforts have been .supplemented  by the member from tlie south riding at  least. During the session of 1890 the matter was brought to a direct issue in the  house, and premier Turner refused to  grant the request of the advocates of the  repeal of the tax. Tt has been clearly  shown that the tax was unjust. The Colonist admits that it is unjust, yet it excuses the government for allowing it to  remain, because the men affected were  not strong enough to compel the government to repeal it. Since it has taken the  wage-earning miners nine years to secure  redress in this one instance, it will not be  difficult to persuade'them that they have  little hope for consideration from the men  who dominate the present government of  British Columbia. Judged by its own  apologist. ��� the Turner government is a  government that will only do what is  right when it is obliged to.  Cndi-jr the heading of "Freaks of haw  Givers," .the Toronto Globe announces  that the attention of the minister of  justice has been called to the action of  justice Walkem in the Costello case. It  will be remembered that in the first instance justice Walkem sentenced Costello  to six months imprisonmeutat hard labor,  and the next day reversed the sentence to  a fine of $100. By some it is claimed that  justice Walkem had not the power to  alter his own sentence, although Walkem  affirmed that he had. It i.s to be hoped  that the Costello case will be fully enquired into, and justice-Walkem either  exonerated of jacked up.   ���  Tin*: members of premier Turner's cabinet are now struggling with the weighty  problem of how best to celebrate'the opening of the new parliament buildings, by  the erection of which they increased the  public debt more than one-sixth. Opinion  is divided a.s to whether the event should  be celebrated by a public ball, or hy a  series of receptions by the wives of certain  members of the cabinet, but the odds are  in favor of the receptions. That the  members of the cabinet swill work up a  great jubilee on this occasion goes without saying, but it will not be a marker to  the jubilee which the next generation will  have occasion for when they get through  paying the bill.  Tin*: News-Advertiser, of Vancouver,  announces that the action of premier  Turner and Hon. C. M Pooley in abusing  their official positions by associating them  with speculative mining companies will  be discussed in the legislature during the  approaching session. The News-Advertiser is willing to admit that any discussion upon the libel suits instituted by Lhe  ministers in this connection might be  ruled out by the speaker, but the speaker  cannot prevent the members of the legislature from discussing the action of the  ministers. Messrs. Turner and Pooley  will probably find it easier to gag one  newspaper than it will be to gag the  legislature. .__���;;.,;_~  Stipendiary magistrate Armstrong of  Fort Steele lias come down hard on contractors Cowan Ac Co. of the Crow's Nest  road for their attempt to work the time-  cheek racket upon discharged employees.  The magistrate's ruling was that all employees were entitled-to cash for their  services upon their discharge, and that  time checks maturing two or three weeks  later could not be regarded as settlement  for services rendered. In one of the cases  before Armstrong it came out that while  the contractors refused to pay in ca*-h  they offered to scalp their own time-check.  A few decisions along this line, with substantial costs, will bring these contractors  co a sense of their obligations.  ���' Tin*; Nelson Trii'uni-' asks the Colonist  " to  explain   why  Hon.  Mr.  Turner   ex-  1 o  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��Pe-   *___M.-ffiS51,FRA]Nfl_ DARLING, Agent.  BRANCH  MARKETS    .....  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  .,Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded. . <-  " e tup ted the coal mines of the Dunsmuirs  " from  a  tax  upon   their   output.     The  " only reply  necessary is  that the Hon.  " Mr.   Turner never did anything of the  '* kind."   The above, whicli is taken from  the Colonist, is a fair sample of the lyiug  resorted to by the Daily Dunsmuir when  it finds itself cornered in its efforts to defend the Turner government's favoritism.  When   premier   Turner   introduced    his  amendment   to   the assessment  act,   by  which it was proposed to levy a tax upon  the  output of the precious metal mines,  the members of the opposition party repeatedly urged that the government treat  the coal mines in the same way as it proposed to treat the precious metal mines.  The records of the debates show that the  Dunsmuir   members   objected   to   a   tax  upon   the  output of the coal mines, and  premier Turner  met their wishes in the  matter,  rather  than   the wishes of such  members   as   requested    that   the   same  treatment be accorded to the coal mines  as to the quartz mines.    As a further evidence of premier Turner's desire to serve  the Dunsmuirs, at the expense of the taxpayers,  his  celebrated   telegram   to  the  manager   of   the   Nelson   branch of the  bank of British Columbia may be cited.  In  this telegram premier Turner sought  to deceive the people into the belief that  there already existed a tax upon the output of the Dunsmuir coal mines equivalent to the tax which he proposed to levy  upon  the output of  the precious  metal  mines.    In the telegram referred to premier     Turner     made    this     statement:  " There is  a tax of 2-k per cent, already  " existing on the value of coal at mine."  For  this deception  premier Turner was  called  to account in   the house.    A man  caught with his hand in another's pocket  could  not  have cut a more sorry  figure  than did the prime minister on this occasion.    An extract from the debate on this  telegram will show whether the Trirl'NE  or the Colonist is lying :  Mi*. Hume: The honorable ilnanoe minister (Turner)  has k;d the house to believe that there is a certain tax  upon coal mines. We all know for a fuel that there are  no eoal mines in this *>io\inee which pay either a royally  or a tax upon the coal milled. The act, was passed in  ISSI, but all the mines workin},' in the province were exempted from the tax or royalty imposed. 1 think it only  ritjht lhat the government should amend this bill (assessment, amendment) so as to make all Ihcse mines pay  Ihoir due proportion of the taxes.  The "Minister of "Mines (Raker):   The eoal mines pay a  royalty of live cents per ton, equal to 2J per cent.  Mr. Kitchen :   Do you collect one dollar .'  The "Minister of "Mines:    If will be collected when the  mines are worked.  Mr. Hume: The minister of mine-, says these mines  are taxed. How much revenue litis the Koverninent received from these mines since ISSI .'  The Minister of .Minos: There has been none of the  mines worked. The lax is there upon the statute books.  No mines which were not working were to be taxed. The  honorable gentleman cannot expect us to tax air: wo  cannot tax a thing which does not exist. .Any coal mine  which maybe brought into existence will have to pay  that royalty.' We cannot tax eoal mines which came  into existence and working order under curtain conditions of lhc laws of the country. Therefore these mines  cannot, be taxed. Any mines or companies since 188-1  ni list be taxed. They will come in formueh higher taxes.  Mr. .Kitchen: . It is proposed in this bill to tax mines  which have already been alienated by crown grants, tf  the government can tax minerals already granted hy the  crown, why cannot coal mines''bo treated in the same  way.'  The shuffling which premier Turner  and his colleagues practiced in lSf)() is  being again resorted td by Dunsmuir's  Victoria newspaper. The Trirunk will  leave it to its readers to decide whether  such are methods which would be practiced by honorable men.  by  So.MK steps should be taken by the  speaker of the provincial legislature this  session to keep the lobbyists in check.  The manner in which these people have  heretofore been allowed to hang around  the committee rooms and entrances to  the house, and buttonhole members is not  in keeping with the dignity of parliament. It i.s doubtful if there is one municipal council in the province which would  submit to such an annoyance, and- there  is no reason why the legislature should be  less jealous of its owii dignity than are  the several councils of the municipalities.  While it may be impossible for the speaker to prevent those interested in the passage of certain legislation from getting at  the members of the legislature outside of  the house, he can at least prevent then-  lobbyists from invading the precincts oi'  the house and buttonholing members  there."    Tiik Rossland Miner gives the customs  collections  of   Nelson .for   the   past   six  months asr $.">!),&S(i.!)7, and  those of   Hossland as :j5:-57,()!'l.{J().    In attempting  to explain away Nelson's excess over Hossland  the Miner says " Nelson is largely a point  " through   which  goods are cleared   for  " outlying districts, whereas the $37,09-1.-  " ()(i  that  is credited   to liossland repre-  " sents this city almost entirely."   This is  a gentle way of intimating  to the people  of Rossland that Nelson is a trading center and that liossland is not.    If the editor of the .Miner were familiar with the  subject upon which he litis attempted to  impart information he  would know that  the figures credited to Nelson do  not by  any  means  represent  the  whole   of the  customs collections  upon   Nelson  goods.  There are two wholesale houses in Nelson  ���the Hudson's Bay Company and Turner,  Beeton  Ac Company--which,  during the  past, six months,  paid in  Customs duties  au amount greater than two-thirds of the  ���iggregate collections in Hossland for that  period.    With respect to the first of these  houses,  all   the duties were paid in Victoria,   and   with   respect   to  the  second  house a  very  large   proportion  of them  were  paid   in   Victoria.    Had   the   sums  paid by these Nelson houses been credited  to Nelson, the disparity between  Nelson  and Rossland would have been very much  greater.    Nelson is a trading center and  Rossland is not.  Judgk   Forin   held   a   session   of   the  county court at Revelstoke last week, and  in the natural course of events the grand  jurors   handed   in   a   presentment.    The  chief prayer in this document was  that  the people of Revelstoke be saved   from  the terrors of the regulations of the provincial   board   of  health,  and   I'roin  the  ������quabblings of Dr. Duncan, secretary of  the   board,   and   captain   Clive   I'hillips-  \Volley, the board's inspector.    First, the  people of Revelstoke would  like to drain  into the Columbia river.   If. however, ihn  government is not prepared  to sanction  this common sense method of disposing of  sewage, they ask that the government assign some place for its disposal.    Dr. Duncan aud captain Wolley cannot agree.  Dr.  Duncan selected what the people of  Kevelstoke considered a fairly good dumping  ground, but in this the secretary of the  board was overruled by inspector Wolley.  The ground  selected by Wolley is in the  track   of   the  prevailing   northwesterly  winds, and in the opinion of the residents  will prove a serious menace to the public  health.   When the northwesterly is doing  business the people of Revelstoke have a  chance to realize how it would  be  to be I  domiciled in a dry-earth closet.  Trourlks are being heaped upon the i  Victoria Colonist. For several months i  the Colonist has treated its readers to cdi- i  torial sermons every Sunday morning, j  and in the end it has been denounced by |  a Victorian clergyman, who charges the ',  Colonist with "outrageous attacks upon !  " Christ and Christianity." j  LONDON,  ENGLAND  VICTORIA, B. C.  e re h ants  ippers  m porters  scotch:  *\A7'"E3:is'k;i"e:s  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol lla  Huntley Blend  C"EiJ_."lVi:*_:,^_.G-_;T*ES  C.  H. Mumm & Co.     Moet & Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Coal  TIN  MINING SUPPLIES  PICKS  ORE CARS  AND   AGATEWARE  STEEL       HAMMERS  SHOVELS  ORE BUCKETS  OP   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  ncouver  Cordova Street,  Vancouver, and  Baker Street,  Nelson.  o.  A \)/< story frame house  with stone cellar; hard  finished; seven rooms; located on  three  lots, giving  a frontage of 75   feet  by 120 feet in depth, fenced, with lawn and garden.  Only $3000 on  easy terms.     Situate in  Addition  A.  l;OR SALli  OR  RKNT���A well  established  restaurant business.,  Restaurant well furnished.    Good  paying' business.    Satisfactory reasons  for disposing of same.  c.   __'   w___::E_"_!_L__:Esr -&-   co.  HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  KOOT OF .HALn-STHKET, NELSON.  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Railway Navvies in the Hole.  Port Steele Prospector : During the ] mst  week upwards of 20 liens were filed here  against  the C.   I'.   It.   by  workmen   who  have  been  employed  on Doidge A:.  Co.'s  contract.   These contractors have skipped  (jut,   leaving  their  men   wholly   unpaid.  The  C.   P.  II. is of course held liable for  the  wages,   but  it will likely be months  before tlie case comes before lhe county  court, and if. the Company should decide ���  to contest the stub the workmen might as 1  well whistle for their pay. ;  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work, and  Office Fittings.    Just  arrived and in stock,  a carload of Chance's English  Rolled.   .  Glass; all  sbes up to 4 by 6 feet  Ml  School Teacher  ���  :  ______  c  ___"V7"_A._E_T  A I'Uiilillcil Mssi-iliml t<.'ii.*li'!i' is ������(.Mi'iiral for Uio Xol-nii  Hiibli.* Scltnol. (hil.icrf Id lie iis*-iiiiiciI "it Kulifiiiiry 1st.  Applk'al ions will liu reneivi'il up t.ill .Inniisu-.v "i'llli. In lie  addressed. K. ('. AKTIl VII. Seeretiiry.  Nelsmi. .Iruiimry l.itli. I KM.  Room li, ClfiniDiil.s & Hillyor I'loek, Nelson  ' ; _-y:i. THE TRIBUNE:   NKLSON, 13. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY _9,. -issis.  Capital,  Ttest,  all paid  up,  ~-  $12,000;0fi0  .  6,000,000  LOUD  STHATUCONA AND   MT.  ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON General Manager  iq"*_LSO"N' "B"_i__"isro"Ea:  NT. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        UKANCIIES  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  and in t,he principal cities in Canad.a.  from this source, the debtor may apply to  the, supreme court for a discharge without  the consent of creditors not sooner than  one year after the date of the insolvency.  To obtain a -judicial discharge he must  show that he has complied with the law,  has delivered all the assets of the estate,  has attended the meetings of creditors  whenever required, and has aided by all  his means in the discovery of his property  aud ��� the negotiation thereof. The court  may lefuse to grant the discharge or may  suspend the operation of it for a period  not exceeding five years, if the conduct of  the insolvent, has beeu such iu its judgment as to warrant that action.  JIM   LANE'S   WOMAN   SPY.  She is  liny and sell  SLurliii_   Exchange and Cable Transfers  I1IUNT  COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CREDITS.  available in any part of the world.  DKAKTS   ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADK;  KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  RATE OK INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Gent.  NEW   INSOLVENCY   LAW.  The' Federal Government will Introduce the  Measure Next Session.  The members of the South Kootenay  Hoard of Trade who are' interested in the  passage of a general insolvency law for  the Dominion, will be pleased to learn  that thwre is every reason to believe that  the federal government will endeavor to  pass such a measure at the next session  of parliament.  The government has been moved to this  mainly   by   the   representatives   of   the  British trade interests, which find the diversity of our commercial  legislation, originating   from , the   various   provinces,  very embarrassing to business with Canadians.    That some of the provinces, in-  cIuding(,Ontario, Quebec and New  Brunswick, should have bankruptcy  laws  differing   in   important   details,    aud   that  others should have none at all, has made  it difficult  for cautious business men. in  (Jrcat Britain, who are accustomed to look  upon Canada as a  whole, to do  business  here   upon   safe and  conservative  linos.  Tlit-re i.s also, besides this inducement  to  insolvency  legislation, the fact that the  provinces, though able to act within certain lines, do  not possess  the  power  to  deal fully or satisfactorily with the subject.   The  lato government realized the  necessity   for federal legislation  when it  introduced  in  1S!M its bill  respecting insolvency.    Tlie measure went first to the  W\ senate,    where   the   views    of    bankers,  wholesale and retail merchants, farmers,  viiid the public generally were elicited-by  a committee. in consequence, the biil  submitted by the government received a  very general overhauling and emerged  from the upper chamber quite a different;  measure than it was when presented to it.  The bill was not pressed through the  house of commons that session, as it was  felt that the country generally ought to  have a further'.opportunity'to. consider  its provisions. When the .measure reappeared in the senate the following ses-',  sion, in 1S(.)5. in the shape as it had previously been adopted, the uppers-chamber'  threw it out on the second 'reading.' One  Conservative senator, Mr. McCallum,  moved the six months' hoist, and another  Conservative, Mr. Clemow. the adjourn-  V uient of the debate. The latter "motion,  , which w.-is as effectual as the former in  killing the bill, carried.  One of the .'members of the government  was asked recently what course would be  pursued  in  the  framing  of   the   bill  to  comedown this session.    '* We propose,"  he replied,' "to begin where the Conservatives left off."   your correspondent learns  also that the Insolvency bill, as it was revised in 180-1, and again submitted to the  .senate in 1805. after hea.ring.all the representations  on  the   subject,   will   be  the  basis of the proposed legislation  for this  session.    The measure i.s 'a-very comprehensive   piece  of   legislation.    It   covers  seventy pages of printed matter, and embraces   li)5   sections,  as  well  as   various  schedules.    The   bill   applied  to   traders  and manufacturers, not to public corporations or to farmers.    By its provisions a  person was made liable to be declared insolvent by failing to meet his liabilities,  by attempting to'compound- with creditors,  by absconding  with  intent  to defraud creditors, by secreting part of his  estate, by permitting an execution to remain unsatisfied tilt within  four days of  the time fixed for seizure, or by allowing  .his chattels to be taken  under execution.,  Under any of these contingencies a creditor might apply for a receiving order,    if  this  i.s granted,  an official   receiver, appointed   by  the government, but named  by the court, steps in, and is in possession  "until  the creditors  meet and  appoint a  liquidator,   if  they desire to do  s'o.    No  ollieial receiver, nor creditor, nor employe  of either  may  be appointed  liquidator.  The creditors may appoint inspectors up  to the number of five who will have authority to supervise the liquidator.    Provision was made that an insolvent inight  be held in custody where it was shown he  was about to abscond, to remove or conceal goods, or if he failed to attend any  meeting required by the act.  ���:'   The discharge  clause is the feature of  insolvency  legislation  that  evokes  most  strife.   After a full discussion  the senate  agreed that before an insolvent should be  entitled to ask for a discharge he must  file a deed of composition, signed by those  representing   at    least   three-fourths   in  value of the claims of all the creditors entitled to vote, and a majority in  number  of such   creditors  having claims  of  $100  and upwards.    I'pon  receipt of  this the  liquidator will call a meeting to consider  the deed, and after examining  the insolvent,   the  deed   may  be  ratified   by  the  number   of   creditors    representing    the  claims above named.    The deed shall not  be ratified if there has  been any fraud on  the part of the insolvent.    Failing relief  She Bore a'Commission Prom Lincoln  Living in Ohio.  In one of the apartments at the National Woman's Relief Corps Home, in Madison. O., lies Elizabeth W. Stiles, aged. 82  years, who recently submitted to a very  severe surgical operation, from which the  attending physicians gave no hope that  she would recover, yet there is every indication that the wonderful powers of endurance whicli have served her well in  former years will .bring the old lady  through her present hardship.  When 21 years old the young woman  went to Chicago, and earned her own living until'1840, when she married Jacob  Stiles, and thirteen years subsequently  they took up their residence in Shawnee-  town, Kansas, where they made for themselves a nice, comfortable home.  Here Mrs. Stiles realized her first sorrow  by the death of her husband, who was  shot down at his own gate in October,  18(52, by a band of guerrillas who had  dragged him from his bed to murder him  before her eyes because he had sworn  allegiance to the cause of the Union. This  took place after midnight. The rebels  came dressed in the blue garb of Union  soldiers, 100 in fhe band, directed by the  famous guerilla chieftain, Quantrell.  Mrs.  Stiles  had   not yet retired,   and.  being deceived   by  the color of  the uniforms, she very readily admitted the men  who compelled Mr. Stiles to get up and go  out of the house.   As the man's body sank  to the ground with many bullet holes in it  one of the assassins leveled a revolver at  Mrs. Stiles, who stood horror-stricken on  the porch.    As he  wtis  about  to  shoot,  Quantrell stopped  him with a threat to  shoot him if he molested the woman. Mrs.  Stiles  was allowed to re-enter her house,  and  for that time was not further  tno-  . tested, but thereafter she was subjected  to so many menacing actions from those  opposed   to  the cause of tlie North that  she finally decided that longer residence  there would be unsafe, aud went to Fort  Leavenworth  with her adopted children  under escort of a band of soldiers.  The cause of this unusual persecution  was that it was known that Mrs. Stiles  had done some detective work for "Uncle  Sam," hut how extensive her work in that  -line had -been was - not even surmised.  Her antipathy for secessionists was greatly increased by the murder of her husband, and she vowed to devote her life to  revenge. Having been on several little  expeditions for. the good of the Union  cause she had become somewhat'known by  army leaders who had learned that the  woman was a trusty ally and had sent her  name to headquarters. She had been at  the fort but a short time when she received a letter from General Lane, asking  her to come to Washington. This letter  was also signed by Abraham Lincoln.  Senator Marvin, of Missouri, aud a company of about seventy-five others were  preparing for au early start for the capital, and Mrs. Stiles accompanied them.  Upon presenting herself to Gen. Laue she  was informed that her future services  were desired as a spy, and she accepted  the proposition gladly. Before engaging  at her hew duties she returned to Leavenworth for her children, whom she took  back to Washington, the tedious journey  consuming several months' time. She  placed two children in school in Washington, aud, taking the other child, a girl of  12, with her, she reported ready for service, aud was on almost constant duty  thereafter until the close of the rebellion,  during which time she did good work in  nineteen different states aud Canada, the  daughter Clara accompanying her on  most of her expeditions.  Mrs. Stiles was personally acquainted  with nearly all of the noted generals of  that time, as her service brought her  tinder their direction. She treasures  among her keepsakes a letter of recommendation written and,signed by Abraham Lincoln. i  The brave woman faced death many  times, and her coolness on such occasions,  and tact and ability for meeting necessary  requirements on all occasions, proved the  secret of her success as a spy.  She likes to tell how she "hoodwinked"  a rebel general on one occasion when she  was arrested and charged with being a  spy. It was at Jefferson City, Missouri.  Her horse was taken from her and she  was escorted to general Price for examination, to whom she confessed to being a  spy, but so well posted was she on the  general state of affairs that she succeeded  in making the general believe that she  was a rebel spy, aud she not only went  free, but wiis given a better horse and  firearms and sent on her way.  One dark night, when Mrs. Stiles and  her daughter were out on a long ride on  the Kansas-Missouri border, the daughter  f*--ll asleep on her horse (not an uncommon  occurrence), and didn't know when a  sentry grasped the bridle of her mother's  horse aud attempted to arrest her. The  girl was awakened by a pistol shot, and  her mother was soon beside her._ h'At-there  was a vacancy in the picket line.  The old lady relates with pride how  she once directed the capture of a cannon,  with only her husband and daughter to  assist her, and secured the prize that several bands of men had tried for unsuccessfully.  An illustration of the unjust persecution which this woman was subjected to  during her residence in Shawneetown  is  before leaving town her scholars marched  around the liberty pole in the village  green, carrying the stars and stripes.  They then went to,the woods, not fa rum.  where they were scarcely settled for today's sport when a man rode up, li'midcd  Mrs. Stiles a note, tind departed- without;  a word.- The note informed,her than if  she allowed her scholars to repeat the  liberty pole parade with the union flag  she might expect a treat of tar aud feathers. Such was the nature of the element  in which she lived.  In the incidents of her travels it not in-'  frequently became necessary for her to  dress the wounds of some' unlucky'1 "blue-  coat." And even amputations pf a minor  nature have fallen to her lot i'n cases of  emergency. The woman's mini! is not at  all dimmed by her fonrscow-yyears and  her recollection of mimes/and dates is  something remarkable.  After the close of the war she took up  her residence in Venango county, Pennsylvania, where she continued to make  her home until within the past two years,  when she entered the W. R. C. Home.  - Mrs. Stiles was never wounded and  could never be induced to ask for a pension until a few weeks ago, when she  made application to the government for  redress for the amount of her loss when  she was obliged to sacrifice everything  she possessed in Shawneetown.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway & Navigation Go.  JIAVK  usiness  On Maker  (It' gOl]d  and  Vernon streets and plenty  Residential Lots  in   llie  government   IowinIc   of   Nelson.  For Sale  Appl}  to  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  ootenay  Lake Sawmill  as.  "^APPLICATION   FOR   A  PRIVATE   BILL.  At Irvine's Bargain Sale.  I love Lo stroll these pleasant day-.  Amid the city's roar.  And though the pout loves the woods,  I love a great bin1 store.  1 love lo wnlcli the women folks  A-blocking tip ll'U aisles.  And ynifling bargains hero and there.  Or talking of the styles.  Thai woman's ^ot a piece of la.ee-  A bargain in its way,  She got. it. I'or II cents���  "1'wa.s 12 .ilist yesterday.  Another's clutched, with radiant face'  Some zophyred gingham fine:  Twns advertised today���" Reduced  ���   Krom 211 (-cuts to !)."  Around tin; silks the women hoy;/.  Like bees within a hive.  Kor lol'the .lap-, from 2S  Have dropped to 21.  And every shirt waist lifts its arm-  lu hoi'i'ilied dismay,  Kor those that once were (ifl cents  Are .">!) today.  Those wrappers with the Wattoau back  Are melting out of .sight:  To see the women grabbing them  You'd think Ihere'd be a tight.  Small wonder, when the ad man wrote.  "They were a dollar three���  They're 10 cents, just for today-  Hul none sent C. O. I)."  And so 1 stroll 'mo.st every day.  And never want lo stop.  My pleasure'.-* in the winching how  The women love to shop.  They Favor Corbin's Railway.  The  people of Bounda,ry   Creek   have  started earnestly to  work  to secure railway facilities.    They do   not  tie   themselves to any one railway,  but they particularly ask  that  the promoters of the  Kettle  River Valley railway receive the  charter  they are   asking  for.    The residents of Greenwood.-Anaconda, Midway,  and other points have drafted a petition  to the members of the house of commons,  which is being generally signed throughout the district.    The prayer of this petition is as follows : -.*"' That for the benefitx>f  the country at large, and this section of  the province of British Columbia in particular, your honorable body will grant a  charter to any company applying for the  same to build a railway  to this section,  and particularly to the Kettle River Valley  railway company.   Your petitioners  mention  this  company,  as  they  believe  that it will immediately commence construction upon being granted the right to  do so; at the same time your petitioners  pray that no other company shall be debarred from constructing a railway; into  the   district   upon  similar   terms.     And  your petitioners are of the opinion that  immediate construction should be a condition  incident  to  the granting of any  charter.   And your petitioners are of the  opinion that the interests of the district  demand that a charter be granted to the  Kettle'  lliver  Valley  railway company,  because in the event of another railway  being'built'into the district, if vvill give  the advantage of competitive rates, and  place this district in as favorable a position as the liossland and  Kootenay sections.     And  your petitioners  pray that  another of the conditions incident to securing a charter by the Kettle River Valley railway company shall  be an agreement  by  vvhich the company undertakes  to deliver ores from this district to any  smelter on the Columbia river, in British  Columbia, at as low a rate as it will deliver ores  to smelters on  the  Columbia  river iu the United States."  shown in the event of a holiday when she  was teaching school. Together with a  teacher in an adjoining district she  planned to give the children a picnic, and  A Bogus Mason in the Pen.  Tacoma, Jan. 25.���George Fleming, who  has just been convicted and sent to the  state penitentiary at Walla Walla to  serve two and a half years for obtaining  money under false pretenses, has made a  confession which, if not corroborated by  more than 100 letters from different Masonic lodges in the United States and  Canada, would be received with incredulity. Fleming is a bogus Mason, yet so  skilfully has he applied himself that he  has been complimented by past grand  masters on his knowledge of masonry.  By his own admission he lived for years  from money borrowed under false pretences from Masons, the amounts varying  from ten dollars to several hundreds.  Canada Should Have a National Mint.  The petition, addressed to the house of  commons, which is being circulated for  signatures, and the prayer of which is  that certain persons be authorized to  start a private mint, lias stirred up the  advocates of a national mint. There is  every reason to believe that thead vocates  of a national mint will be heard during  the next session of the commons. That  private persons should desire permission  to establish a mint is rather good evidence that there is a prospect of making  the mint pay. Such being so, all opposition to a national mint should disappear.  The chief objection on the part of the  government so far has been the expense  of establishing and maintaining it.  Will start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of log's under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing  and Factory  Mill  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springier Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  Is now running full time under the management  of C. E. Doty, a competent draughtsman and.  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.  New Designs  In house interiors, ollice and store fixtures', dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  Notice is hereby given that application will-'_������.iiiiiUc'  to the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, nt its next bc-.-ion. for au act, to incorporate a' '  company to build, eon-,truct��� equip, maintain and operate  a line or lines of railway of standard, or narrow guagr.  -fertile purpose of carrying freight and passenger* from  a. point on the north shore of the West Ann of Kootenay ���  lake at or near the City of N'elson. thence along the -aid  ni-in to.Si.v-milc creek: thence following .Six-mile creek  to a point al   pr near the divide between l���mou and   *  springer creeks, in  the district of  u e-l   Kootenav and  provinces-aforesaid,   with   power  to   c<|inp,   ._on.-;truct,  operate andmaiiuain brunch lines to anv mine nr mine.s  or other points whatever within a raditf- of thirty miles  from any point along the line of mid. railway-or terminus  thereof: and all necessary bridges, roadways and ferries,  and to build, own aud maintain wharves, steamboats,  and docks in connection therewith: and, with  power of ,  using in  the operation of said   railway or uiiv of its  branches, .steam, electricity or other mot i ve power: with  the power to build, equip/maintain and operate telegraph  and telephone lines in connection with  the said raihvnv  iinil branches: and for the transmission of messages for the  public and commercial purposes: nnd to generate electricity for the supply of light, heat and |iower:anrt with power  lo expropriate lauds for the purno'.ehof thecompnnv, and '  to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, donations. Icons or  othcraids from any government, iniinieipalcorporations.  or other person or persons or bodies, and lo levy and collect tolls from any persons using mid on all freight of anv  _^le.-.cript,ioii or kind  s-oevor, pas-iug over anv of Midi  -roads, railways, ferries, steamboats nnd wharves built bv  Lhc company: and with power to leahc. ,inake  trallic or  otlicr arrangements  with  railway, steamboat or other  companion and for all other usual and  necessary  or incidental powers, rights and privilege-,   in anv  wav conducive to the attainment of the above object's or any of  them.       JOHN ELLIOT. .Solicitor for the Applicant's.  Dated ut Nelson,  liritish Columbia,  this 2!ltli dav ot    '  December,'A. D. 1S07. [January* 1st)  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Lots $100  500 each  to  One Car Glass  Direct from Belgium expected this month. Rough  and dressed lumber. laths, etc., always iu slock.  I MX)," and  FHANK FLETCHER, Trustee.  Ashepoft lleClelland  BLAOKSMITHING /\ND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  by a First-Class Wheelwright  to  Special attention given to all Idnds of repairing  an,d custom worl^ from outside points  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch o/lice foot of llendryx Street  Xelson.   G. 0. BUCHANAN  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tr*e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, ar*d  r,    Spokar-e and Rosslan,d.  Pursuant to the -'Creditor's Trust Deeds Act,  Amending Acts.  Notice is hereby given that Arthur W. Peck, trading  under the name, style and firm of A. \V. Peck & Co , in  the City of Nelson, in llie province of British Columbia:  dealer in furniture and household supplies, carrying on  business there has by deed dated the Hist day of'Decem-  ber, l&!h. assigned all his per.-bnnl estate, credits and  etlects which may he ,eized and sold iinderexociitinn  and all his real estate to John .Jo.-eph Campbell, or the.  .-aid City of "Nelson, accountant, in trust for the benefit  of his creditors. The said deed wn�� executed by the said  Arthur \V. Peck nna'John Joseph Campbell on the said  31st day of December, I8!)7. All persons having claims  against thf. said A. XV. Peck & Co. are required on or before the 1.-th day of February, 1S08, to send to the suul  trustee fiillparticulars of the snmodulv verified together  with particulars of any <-ecuritv held bv them. And  nolice is hereby given that after the said loth dav of  robruary, ISflS, the trustee wil) proceed to distribute the  assets among those creditors whose claims have been  lodged witli him, and ihat he will not be responsible  after such date for the assets so distributed or anv part,  thereof to any person or persons, llrm or corporation of  whose debt or claim he shall nol (hen have received  notice. c  A meeting of llie creditors will lie held at the otlice of  Kdward A. Crease, Baker street, Nelson, Hritish Columbia, on Saturday, the Slh da\ of January, ISilS, al iho  hour of 2 o'clock iu tho afternoon. ' =  EDWARD A. CREASE. Solicitor for the Trustee.  Dated at Nelson, li. C. this 31st day of December, IS*J7.  Notice      of  Application    for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  SHOP:   Cor. Baker ai-d Hall Sts. flelson.  GREAT CLEARING SALE!  Tlie   stock   of  W  consistinp" of a full  Ladies'  and  Children's  will   be   offered  rates  to   clear,  next 90   days,  and buy yourself.rich,  overshoes   in   stock  Shoes,  reduced  sold  in  in  connection  with  store.  H.   Graham,  ine of Men's,  Boots   and  at  greatly  Must   be  Call   early  Full  Repair  Leave  !):-2(i a. in..  12.00 a. m  8:U0a. m..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NKLSON     .ROSSLAND    SPOKANE   Arrive  .. . .o:'iS p.m.  ,.. .'2:50 p. m.  ....6:10 p. 111.  Passengers for Kettle Hiver and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  X11. *i7/a;.  Certificate  of  Registration  of an  Provincial   Company.  Extra-  "C'O.M tan-iks ACT, 18f)7  ���nil-: empire consolidated minini: comiwny."  ne of  shop  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block--two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W., J. G.  DICKSON.  violin.  Mandolin or  Orchestra furnished  Instructions given on the  banjo. Terms I'cnsoiiablc.  for all occasions.  FRANK R-HAlU'EIt, Tremont Hotel, Nelson.  W. J. G. DICKSON  BEAL   ESTATE  .A._-"r:_> co*jvn"Jvrissio*isr __&E"_r_'  JVTI"_TI"_JG-   "B*R,0*K:*E*_i  1'egiMercd the 27th day of December, 181)7.  T HKUKIJV CICirriKV that I have this day regintercd  ���*���    tlie "ICmpire Consolidated "Mining Company" as an  l'"\-ti*a-Provincial  Company under the "Companies* Act.  IS07.**  The head ollice of the Company is situate in the City of  .Spokane, Statu of Wa-hiuglon, U. S. A.  The amount of tho capital of the Company is ��500.000.  divided into 50.000.shares of SID each.       ,  ,   .  The head ollice of the Company in this-province is situate at Ainsworth. Ivootenay District, and .1. W. Smith, a  Notary Public, whose address is  Ainsworth, Ii. C, is the  attorney for tho Company.  , The lime of existence of the Company is'nfty years.    .  The objects for which the Company has been established and registered are:  To buy. own, sell, lease, work and develop 'mines and  mining claims: to mine, buy, sell, ship and treat ores  and minerals: build, own. lease, and operate concentrators, stamp mills, and'all niachinory and apparatus  which may boused in treating and reducing ores; buy.  own, lease and sell real estate, mill sites, water rights,  water fronls and wharves: to build and operate and  equip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: to  deal in nil kinds or'merchandise, and engage in all such  other things as arc incidental and conducive to the attainment (if the objects and purposes of tin's Corporation.  (livenunder my hnnd and seal of ofllce at Victoria,  Province of Hritish Columbia, this27th dav of 'December,  ISD7.    -.���'���..- . S. V. Vv'OOTTON.  !'     [i..s.| Registrar of Joint. Stock Companies.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  B"_--*"___"W"   "N-O.   23.  BEALKY BLOCK, BAKER STOEKT. NELSON.  THE TREMONT  NELSOIT  MALONE & TltEGTLLUS, Proprietors.  Is oho of the best hotels  in tho headquarters  in Toad "Nrountain district, and  or prospectors and miners.  "Companies Act 1897."  Notice i.s hereby given that Henry Bruugliton Thomson,  agent, has been appointed the attorney of llie "'Pyramid  Kootenav Mining Company, Limited."  '        S.  V.  U'OOTONV  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Hated thi 23ril day of I'occiiilioi*. I.S!I7.  li you have any birds you wish to have  anil door heads or antlers to mount,  otlicr work in the taxidermist's lino see  Hhiell.  sLiill'ed.  or any  George  ALL   WORK    LEFT   AT   XV.   F.  TEETZEL  ���   CO.'  DRCG .STORE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO  E. E. Coy's Story of the Robbery.  K. E. Coy returned to Ivaslo this week  from tlie Klondyke, where, in company  with his partners, lie was successful in  locating a number of claims. lie corroborates the story of having been robbed  on the way out i'roin Dawson City by a  man named Kdward llarter. Coy gave  flarter financial assistance to make the  trip out, and waited upon him during his  illness. After Harter's illness Coy went  lame, anrl llarter skipped out with the  outfit. $100 in dust and a (negotiable draft  for $.*}00. Tlie note was recovered, but  llarter got away with the rest of the  plunder.  Whereas the Corporation of the City of Nelson is empowered to borrow such sum of money, not, exceeding  au amount equal to the total amount of taxes upon  land or real property as shown by the revised assessment roll of the municipality for the proceeding year,  aud bearing such rate of interest, as may be requisite,  to meet the current legal expenditure of the corporation wliich becomes payable out, of the''annual revenue before the revenue: for the year becomes payable  by the tax-payers:  And whereas to meet the current legal expenditure of  the Corporation of the City of N'elson for the year 1S0S.  1 whicli becomes payable out. of the annual revenue for  the said year before such revenue becomes payable by  llie tux-payers, it is requisite for the said corporation  to borrow the sum of live thousand dollars:'  Therefore ho it cnaclcd by the municipal council of the  Corporation of lhe City of Nelson as follow*:  1. It shall be lawful for the Corporation of the City of  Nelson to borrow on. the credit of the corporation from  any person or persons; llrm or firms, cornoralion or eor-  porntions who may be willing io advance the sonic, the  sum of live thousand dollars, bearing interest ut a rate  not exceeding seven per centum per annum, to mcel.llie  current, legal expenditure of the said corporation which  becomes payable out of the annual revenue for the year  1S0.S before such revenue becomes payable by the taxpayers. '  2. The money so borrowed, together with the interest  tlieri'Oii. shall lie a liability payable out of the municipal  revenue for tin* current y.'.'ir, and shall be-payable and  repayable on or before llie .'list day of December. 1SHS.  :i. 'The ublipil ion In In- given as tin acknowledgment  of,tin* liability hereby authorized shall be iii the form of  a promissory note signed by lhe mayor and finance committee and lhe city clerk, and -hull bear llie corporate  seal of the said corporation.  ���I. This by.Inu shall be cited I'or all piirpu.-e- us the  "Temporary Loan Bylaw. No. ���.'.'(, is:is."  Read lir-i, second, and third limes January 17th, lSl'S.  Reconsidered and llimllv passed anil adopted January  L'ltb. IS!1*".  |si-Al.| JOHN  IfOl.STON'.  .Mayor.  Cn.wti.l-'.s I*). Si ai.kv. city Clerk.  SXOH'Sl.lnH .Ml.VICUAI.CI.AIM.Sl'l'U.X'I'I. IX TH KXKI_O.V:MIX-  IXO UlVISfOX OK WKST KOOTIJ.VAY DISTRICT, ASO  I.OOATKD ON WILD 1IOKSK UKKKK AHOUT O.VK MII.I-:  KHOM  TIIK TOWN OF VJIIH.  Take notice that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as agent for  Robert l< niton Dodd, free miner's certificate No. AO'IAa, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37. must be  commenced before the issuance of such ccrtitlcaio nf improvements. . j. a. i-rntK.  Dated this 1 ttli day of January, ISilS.        [.lanuary 15th|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  IIYWATKK MINERAL CLAIM, SITUAl'i: IX TIIK NELSON  MIXING DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT, AXO  LOCATEH ON TIIIJ NORTH SIDE Of WILD HORSE CREEK  AHOUT SEVEN MILES EAST OK TIM-. NELSON AND l'OIl'l'  SIIEIM'AHI'   RAILWAY.  Take notice that I, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Philip White, free niiner's cerlilieale No. US.-JII, intend  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for 11 certificate of improvements, for llie purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  ���And further take notice that, action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.    .  SAM (JELL. LONG. P. L. S.  Dated this 2Sth day of October, 1897..... [Dec. 4th]  Notice   of  Apnlieation   for' Certificate   of  "Improvements.  HUKOX MINERAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN THE NELSON MINING  DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT. AND LOCATED  ON TOAD MOUNTAIN .'AHOUT ONK AND A IIALK MILES  SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD  LAKE.  Take notice that I, I{. U. Bellamy, nctiiig as agent for  William Delaney. free .-miner's certilicate No. VAUOa, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certificate of improveincnts, for  tliepurpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice thai action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements. II. R.-. BELLAMY.  Dated this 2!)th day of October, 1S97. ''[Nor. (ithj  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that A. S. Earwell. acting as agent for  The Nel-on-Poornian Gold Mining Company. Limited.  has filed- the necessary papers and -made application for  a crown grant in favor of tho .mineral claim ��� Hard-  scrabble." situated on Eagle creek in the Nelson mining  division of West Ivootenay district. ���'. Adverse claimants,  if any. must, file their objections with me within 00 dnvs  from the date of the first, publication of tin's notice in the  British Columbia 'Gazette. .'���  O. O. DENNIS, Government, Agent.  Dated at Nelson, B. C.'November 8th. 1S97.  Notice  of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of'lands and  works, for-permission to purchase SO acres of land, situate in the West Ivootenay district.     D. G. ���ICUNTZ.  Dated Nelson. November Kith, 1S97. l [Nov. 20th]  DESCRIITION.  Commencing at the N. XX'. corner of Lot 135. Group I.  thence south-ID chains along the western boundary of  said lot, thence west 20 chains.' thence north lo chains,  thence east twenty chains to the point of commencement.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. Frederick L. Newman,  intend to apply at tlie end of sixty days from date hereof  to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission lo lint-chase 1(30 acres of unreserved, unoccupied, aud unsurveyed crown land, situate near the confluence of Meadow creek and Goal river, iu the Goat  Hiver mining division of West Ivonlenav. Hritish Columbia. F. L."NEWMAN.  Dated this -.'lllli day of November, 1SI7.  HESCRIITIOX.  CommciiciiiK at initial post marked "(���'. L. Newman's  X. XX'. corner," thence due south 10 chains, thence due  cast. 10 chains, thence due north ID chains-, thence due  west 10 chains to point of commencement, containing 1(H*  acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. I intend lo apply to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described lands.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of 11 by-law passed on the 211 h.  day of January, ISPS, by tin- municipal councilor the Oily  of Nc'-i:^ and all persons are hereby reipiired to take  notice that anyone desirous of applying to Inive said bylaw, or any part thereof, ((iiiished, must make his application for that purpose to the supreme court of British  Columbia within one month' next after the publication of  this by-law in llii! British Columbia Gazette, or he will  be too* late to be heard in tliat behalf.  CHAS. E. SEA LEY..City Clerk.  DESCRIPTION.  ('oiiinii.'iicingat a post planted 2(10 feet easterly from  railway in Slocan river valley and abuul ten mile's from  Junction, marked XX'. IL D.'s S. E. coiner, thence north  .SO chains, (hence west 10 chains, thence south Si chains,  thence cast In chains, to point- of commencement, eon-  taiiiinif 320 acres more or less. XV. H. DOWSING.  Dated Nelson. H. C. December ��th. 18.07. (Dec. Ilt.hl  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  "TSTOTICE  NOTICE   OF   TIMBER   LIMIT.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after dale we  intend to apply In the chief commissioner of lands and  works for a special iirensr* to cut, I iuibcr on the following  described lands: Commencing at 11 post, planted on Six-  mile creek frail about 2du yards north from a small lake  011 Summit creek, marked S. E. corner post of G. E.  Foster jind George Gillies timber limit, thence running  about, north SO degrees cast, Kin chains along the east  niile of Lemon creek, thence north 7a dcirrces, west 112  ���'.iliaiii--crossing Lemon creek, thence south IS degrees,  west li;o chains along lhc ive.-t bank of Lemon creek,  crossing the second north fork of Lemon creek, thence  south ";") degveis, easl I;_ chains crossing Lemon creel; to  I lie place of beginning, containing I OHO acres more or less,  G.  E.  Fl "STEl!,  GEOKGE GILLIES.  Hated January Stli. isjis. [January 20tli|  Section II of Hy-luw N'o.!��. of the City of Nelson, reads  as follow.-,:  II. It shall be the duty of any occupant oi any building fronting on any street within the cily to keep the  sidewalk in front'of such building in a proper stale of  cleanliness, and no occupant shall place the sweepings or  ashes from his premises on the public streets.  JOHN   HOI'STON. Minor.  Nelson. H. C, December :tlst. INC.  Notice of Application  for  Liquor  License.  1 hereby give notice thai .'io days from this date I intend to apply lothe stipendiary magistrate at Nelson.  West Ivootenay di-t rict. lor a license to sell li(|iior by retail ut the Klondvke hotel at Kobson. II. C.  JAMKS GOI-MAN.  Dated at Nelson, H. C., Dee. tith.  ~.V_j  COTTAGE WANTED--A cottage tu rent in  Apply, statitu: terms. .-:. |i. H., Tkiiii'm: otlice.  Nelson.  V t  ,-"  -- ���'���v-.v-  1 g if *  ., . , r      .it  'I"*.-''���y-'Sb-,   _.�� "  ;-t��t<~  ���*.'���':-*��� "���>i.\-!ri.'v ^-.-*���*"��������... - T\ .��:���*���;���.'��� :h)��� -������������*���     t ���,; *r ,-*-.,-..~?TJ  ���a'  '���7P*-"7E!"r'*''"*-WTT77T'E  ra?^  .".' " l i >,>_^'_!_____(!!) LOCAL,   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.-  L11j_  TBJLBUNE:   NKLSON,   B.C., SATUKDAY, JANUARY ;'9,   LS9S.  81 i<  ti  i  IS'i  Y  \  il. J. Ilaney.' in speaking of tlio construction of the &ro\v-\-- Xe*-t railway, -ays  that the road wiii be completed to"l\x)otT  .������nay lake by October, and that the work  of building from the bike to Nelson will lie  undertaken as'-snou ;��s the road to the  lake is finished. The men who are on the  ground do not think rhe road will be  pushed as rapidly tis Hnney says. The  best of them do nol expect the rails to  reach the lake until Dei-ember.  The department of customs has decided  that cards', portfolio--, pasteboard boxes  or other coverings containing cut samples  of cloth, edgings, textile fabrics, buttons  of various patterns, find oilier articles'being reprcsetit.'i ti ves of goods tind obviously  in tended for u>e only as simples to -eil  by, and having no commercial valtn\ nicy  be at!mi'ted free of ducv. The. term "no  cotniiierci-d v-iluc" does not apply to portfolios, boxes, or other covt-Hngs, used in  displaying sample--*, wliich are susceptible  \.      of being adapted to other use.  \ Mrs. Hose Smith, who lost her life in the  ( \Sookane (ire this week, was the wife of C?.  "W. Smith,of this city, who carries on a  fish business. Mr. Smith left for Spokane  AVedne-day morning to take charge of  the remains should they be recovered.  Chnrles A. Waterman Ac Go. have made  arrangements ..whereby they are enabled  to advance money for long- or short periods upon improved or unimproved real  estate.  The Nelson branch of the Merchants'  bank of Halifax will be ready for business  on February 1st. George Kydd. formerly  manager of the Sandon bra nub. of the  bank of B. S. A. will be manager.  Messrs. Macdonald Ac Johnson have been  retained as solicitors for the new bank.  On Monday, to the wife of G. H. Owen  there was born a son.  The Nelson hockey team will piny the  victorious Rossland team in the palace  rink this, evening. The Rossland team  maybe counted upon to put up a good  game.  The Athabasca mine this week made  another shipment of 25 tons to the Hall  mines smelter. There are about Hi men  working at the Athabasca, and the iii*in-  ageiuenr. report char, the tuoperty continues to develop well.  '"-������- W. B. Gordon, who at one time had  charge of the Pilot Bay smelter, was one  of the victims of tlie fire iu the Great  Eastern block in Spokane by which eight.,  people lost their lives. Gordon was not  living in the block, but he went in vwhiie  the fire was raging in order to save a woman and her three children, anrl peri.sb.ed  with cuem.i,iiv_is attempt. Should any'of  Gordon's remains be recovered from thh  ruins th^y will be buried by the i_iiiing\  men of Spokane." '���'     \  The annual meeting of the company  operating the Athabasca, mine was held  in New Westminster recently, when tlio  company's affairs were shown to be in a, |  very prosperous condition. The directors  claim to have made a profit of $-1,000 on  their operations up to date and to have  ."500 tons of ore ready for shipment.  Miss N. 0'K.eilIy was appointed fourth  assistant teacher for the public school at  a meeting- of the board of trustees on  Tuesday. '  The .Rossland hockey teaiu defeated  S-md-m -1 to 0, and Ivaslo 10 to 2. Tiie  Rossland team plays Nelson this evening.  A chambermaid is wanted at the Phair  ' hotel.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company  has three parties at  wotk on the  west  short! ut  iiouiHtiay  lake locating tiie line  of the Crow's Nest railway.  Jt is reported around town that James  Dunsmuir of Victoria, has secured control  of the Noble Five mines. Certain it is  that the indebtedness of the company is  being paid oil'.  Mayor Houston, Alderman Teet/.el and  Fred Irvine returned this morning from  . their trip to Fort Steele. They are of the  opinion that the merchants of Nelson can  secure the bulk of the trade of the section  opened up by the Crow's Ne.it railway,  provided they stir themselves in tlie  matter.  --fi  |-__-r  Our first annual sale of household Linens and Cottons  Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, White Quilts, Towels, Toweling,  Table Linen and Napkins.  We will make and hem all goods in above lines in a  first-class manner free of any charge during this special sale.  This affords a splendid opportunity to householders and  hotelkeepers to refurnish their stock.  Ladies' White Cotton Muslin and Cambric Underclothing a fine collection:  Ladies' D. & A. Glove-fitting Corsets, special value at  75 cents, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.  BIG DISOOUNT-For the next SO days we will  give a discount of 20"-=per cent for cash off all  purchases for Heating4 Stoves, including Box  Stoves, Parlor Stoves and Queens.  .We Will also, sell the balance of our stock of  Skates at cost.  Big reduction in prices of Crockery and Glassware. A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  always on hand at close prices.  We have received a complete line-of these  goods. We guarantee to you every pair  of Scissors and every Raizor.  COBNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  T  $3 to  On improved or unimproved real estate  ��� V-P0R SALE OR RENT���A well established, restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing- of same.  _____     "W_A  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.  9  l?ll__f__fl  __      _��_. Jos** J���, J_  O-  ._C_EJ_^_VC____2nT     &     OO.  ���Ions;   the  border of  Arizona    and   New  \Mexico, bringing a tale that wild dogs. oi;  peculiar kind, are creating  havoc in that  region among cattle and sheep.    The dog.s  have  been  known for only  three  years.  Knsfc making their appearance  in a small  band in American valley, iu western New  \Me:nco.    They   have   increased   wonder-  fully.land  are  now found  over  a   broad  istretch of  country, despite  the efforts of  the cattlemen  to exterminate  them.    In  size i,he doss average about 100 pounds in  weight.    They have the head and should-  ers\nf a bull  doc. but  the build of  a tim-  ber\wolf, aud wolfish  characteristics.    Jn  color thev are ash  gray, with   long black  hairs' interspersed.    Like   coyotes,   they  areliV.tle afraid of  man, and   will follow  horsemen'for miles through the timber.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C,  From   now   until  we  will  offer our  New   Year  Boots and  Shoes  73  at  Greatly Reduced  MINES   AROUND   YMIR.  The shaft on the Dundee is now down  2*50 feet. A sumo, which will be lo .t'eet  deep, is being .-unk. The vein has been  cross-cut to the hanging wall, and it revealed ore of good value. A Cameron  sinking 'pump has been installed, which  will be worked liy a separte steam engine.  The. mine has been provided with ladders.  Good progress i.s being made, and the outlook is of a promising character.  The Sarah Lee is showing up galena ore  in the shaft and iron sulphides in tlie tunnel., with the promise of similar ore in  larger (j nan ti ties a.s length is gained. The  management is so well pleased with the,  indications that it has been decided p  in<M'��asH the force and to pur. on a night  shift in addition to tlie day force that is  now employed.  The workings in the Kenneth are show-  ' ing up a free milling (pialii.y, of ore with  increasing values as depth is attained.  The workings are now in a dep'h Of ~)S  feet. The ore is of the concentrating  variety and of a (pialii.y that can be  treated by local processes without the  use of a smelter. '  The tunnel on the Wild horse has now  reached a length of 1*3-1 feet, and the vein  is widening outers depthis gained. This  lias made a crosscut advisable in order to  ascertain its width.  s An Egpr-Joke Rolling.  At a small social gathering the other  night somebody started the egg-joke rolling.  '"Did you ever hear the story of the  hard-boiled egg?" he solemnly inquired  of some one across the .table.  " No," was the innocent answer.  ".It's hard to beat'" said the joker, with  much gravity.  You can't help smiling at these things,  and after the laugh died down somebody  el-e sprung this:  ".Did anybody" hear about the egg in  the coffee?"  '��� No." said an obliging somebody.  ���'That settles it," remarked the funny  man. blandly. j  Of course there was another laugh, and j  then .-"��� brief silence.    It looked  as  if the  egg jokes had been exhausted.  Jitit presently a little woman at one end  of the table inquired in a high soprano  voice if anybody present had heard the  story of the three eggs.  The guests shook their heads and one  man.said "No."  The little woman smiled.  "Two bad," she said.  Prices. We must move our  stock on hand. Having-  bought heavily for spring- and  goods on   shelf   must   move.  if vou fail  lo take advantage  of this sale.     So come early.  While 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 $1.25  per dozen  White Honeycomb Quilts,   10:4 size,   usual  price $1.50,  our price $1.25  White   Lace Curtains,   50c,   75c and $1.00 per pair  The  90  _r*  WKST HAKE It STREET  9 ��  "Wild Dogs in  Arizona.  .John Bargeman, under sheriff of Navajo  county, has relumed 1 o Holbrook from an  extended   trip   through'   the   mountains  Invention for Canal "Locks.  The new Dutton invention for canal  locks is pronounced, both by European  and American engineering experts, a  most wonderful achievement, and has  fitly been adopted by the State Canal  Board of New York. Briefly, it embodies  a method of lifts of 150 or 180 feet in  height; instead of stone, locks are -:���iJ"i_  made of steel: instead of using water as a  lifting agent, compressed air is substituted: instead of the present cumbersome  and slow-working contrivances, the plan'  i.s to take the largest vessel afloat aud lift  it to a height equal-to that of Niagara almost a.s quickly as a modern elevator  moves; ami these locks being built iu.  pairs, and balanced like the two pans of a  balance sea In, are thus made to operate  themselves: that is, are automatic. According to this remarkable principle of  construction there are two immense hollow shells or cai-ssons, built of steel, in  pairs, and filled with compressed air, and  so arranged that when one lock is depressed the other is elevated.  Tl_ E TliSBOf^E B0YS 0LD l|AGS  Outfit and start from VANCOUVER  ; because  4-  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER s;$r SB,,0cS_a"  IllillvC.'  VAN CO UVER ^'n'Ji1,,sl ��" ,,oar'1  is ihe   easiest  place  on  011 earth Lo gel to.  i.s  llie  11<;; 1 rest   port   to  Alaska.  goods ure the cheapest  and  best mi  the coast.  Baker Street  ofering special bargains in  e Furniture, Carpets, _inoleurr}s   /  6.  I'metical men knuv  VANCOUVER  disembarked,  the value of (his poinior.  runs   it  own  .stcnnici-3.  and      all      nortli-goiiiR  steamers call at  VAXt.'Ot* VliU.  Maps anil informal ion f^i von free.  XV. OODFP.KV. President Hoard of Trade.  Vancouver. 11. C.  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE    FOR   TENDERS.  Diamonds   Rings Brooches Pendants  Gold, Silver, and Gold-filled Watches with any kind of movement  Novelties of alT kinds in Sterling Silver  Some very choice lines of Cut Glass still in stock  Prices to suit the times  Scaler! tenders will be receiver! by tliu iiiidersinncd up  to A o'clock p. 111. on "Monday, .lanuary .''1st. IS!'*-, for build-  intr n dry stone retaining wall on Ward si .reef, between  linker iiii'd Vernon streets, and raisinK Ward street to  established jrrade. Plans anrl spr-cillr-LU ions can be seen  a I the oflicc of Ihe cily engineer, corner Slanley and Victoria streets. The lowest oraiiy tender not necessarily  accepted. OKA I! LKS li. SKAPKV. City Clerk.  Nelson. B. ('.. .lanuary i'7l.h. ISilS.   f'OTTAOK W.WTKD -A coltaKo lo rent, in Kelson.  Apply, slating terms. S. !>. S.. Tuinr.vi* ofllce.  If so you can get suited in one of our new suits, at $6.50 or $10  Don't forget the place.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A. GILKER

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