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 Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds ofi Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  Has   Three  Smelters  in   Successful  Operation,  and   Enough  Ore   in Sight  to   Run  Several   More.  SIXTH   TEAR-NO. 8.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY. -JANUARY  U, L898.  TWO   DOLLARS  A YEAR.  EXPORT   TAX   REVIVED.  U?fl  It Looks as if P. Aug Heinze is Again Pulling  the Strings.  John M. Jlai-i-is has received notice that  there will be a meeting in Ottawa on  March 3rd.and *lth for the purpose of discussing the question of imposing an export duty upon ore. As F. Aug. Hein/.e  has been iu the cast lor sometime, it may  be taken for granted that he is pulling  the wires iu this matter. It is also significant that Heinze's Rossland newspaper  is again pushing the scheme along, advocating something in the nature of an ad  valorem duty of 15 per cent.  While most people are desirous of see-  ing the ores of Ivootenay treated in the  district, in the opinion of many the imposition of an export ta.x would be premature until the smelting conditions of the  district improve, and in any case no tax  should be imposed which will conflict  with existing contracts. When the  Crow's Nest railway is completed, and  fuel can be laid down cheaply at smelting  points in Ivootenay, it will be time enough  for the federal government to consider  the question of an export duty upon ore.  There are. however, a great, many people who contend that the smelting industry should be encouraged by bonuses  upon production rather tlitin an export  tax upon ore. The people of British Columbia, and of Jvootenay in particular, already pay heavily for the protection  which is secured to the industries of eastern Canada. Jf the people of this district  can in equity be taxed for the benefit of  the eastern manufacturer, why are the  easterners overlooked when the question  of protection for the smelting industry is  raised ?  The customs returns of the port of Nelson show tliat tlie people resident within  the territory covered by the port of'N'elson pay yearly in direct duties something  like $300.000.    This sum does not include  the amounts which are paid indirectly by  the consumption of goods upon which the  duties are paid at other points,  nor the  very  much  greater sum which  the consumers pay for the privilege of purchasing heavily  protected eastern goods.    It  ���is safe to say that over two dollars worth  of Canadian  goods are consumed in this  district for one dollar's worth of foreign  goods,   and   it  therefore  follows that  in  the prices chaiged   for  these goods  the  people of southern  Kootenay pay close  upon  the  equivalent of the customs duties.    Assuming, however,  that the protection which the people of Kootenay. pay  for   under   this   head    just   equals    the  amount of the customs collections for the  district   the  aggregate  tax  paid   by the  people  of southern Kootenay, including  the excise duties of $100,000, amount to  $820,000.    There are not 25.000 people resident in the district covered by the port of  Nelson, but assuming that there were, the  taxes paid by them to the federal government, largely for the protection  of eastern manufacturers,   is equal to a tax of  $33 per head. *  In view of these facts, it should not be  hard to dissuade the government from  adopting any policy of protection to the  smelting industry which would throw  the whole burden of taxation upon the  district itself. The policy inaugurated  by the Conservative government of paying a bonus upon the product of the smelter is much fairer to the district, especially  in view of the fact that the* provincial  government has already taxed the mines  up to what it. considered.; their ability  to pay. ____^  .'?���'  mated the deal himself, and he is authority for the statement that the control is  now in the hands of the big syndicate  which , he. represents as managing director. The price could not be ascertained,  but is said to be at the rate of 121 cents  per share. The capital stock of tlie Poor-  man company is .*">00,000 shares of a pat-  value of $1.   ,  COMMISSIONERS   ON   THE  They Will  WAY.  MINERAL   EXPORTS   FOR   JANUARY.  Another Strike on the Arlington.  C. A. Haller, foreman at the Arlington  mine, reports a strike of two feet of ore  in the upraise, and a strike of unknown  dimensions in the cross-cut. The values  have notyet beeu determined. The management of the Arlington has received returns on the first shipment of 20 tons.  The shipment gave net returns of $2097.  There are three other cars at the smelter,  upon which returns have not been, received. It is all ore'taken out in the  course of development,work, and all of it  may not run so high as the first carload.  The company estimates that the operation of the Slocan River railway and the  construction of the contemplated wagon  road will effect a saving to the Arlington  of about $10 per ton on its shipments  Suit Over Mining Timber.  In Chambers at Victoria on -Monday,  the injunction to restrain defendant in  Ruth Mines vs. Lovatt was continued.  The Ruth mines, near Sandon, were located prior to the Kaslo & Slocan railway  grant being made, and were, it is claimed,  excepted from the grant. The Kaslo Ac  Sloean railway, after taking up its grant,  gave a lease to defendant, Lovatt, to cut  timber on land a, portion of which was  covered by the Ruth mines. Plaintiffs  thereupon secured an injunction restraining Lovatt from cutting timber on the  mines, and this injunction has been continued.  j  The Waverley Makes a Shipment.  Three carloads of ore from the Waverley are to be shipped from Albert Canyon  to Swansea, England, this being the first.  shipment and being about 00 tons. The  ore is being rawhided about four miles  from the mine to the foot of the summit  of the divide, between the south fork and  Downie creek, and is hauled the rest of  the way, 25 miles, on sleighs.  The Poorman Purchased.  The control   of   the Poorman  mine at  Rossland   passed  into   the hands  of the  British  America  Corporation  on  Thursday.     Ex-Governor  Mackintosh  eonsum-  Ex-mayor Templeton Dead.  William Templeton, ex-mayor of Vancouver, who was defeated in the race for  the mayoralty, died in Vancouver on Sunday afternoon, During the campaign of  Thursday last mayor Templeton took an  active part, and on the following day he  transacted both public and private business. He felt unwell Saturday morning  and remained in bed. A physician was  immediately summoned, but he gradually  grew worse, and at 5:30 o'clock he became  unconscious. He never recovered consciousness, and at about 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon he breathed his last. Apoplexy is assigned as the cause of death.  Denounce a Toll Road.  The people of Slocan City held a meeting last week aud denounced the scheme  for putting a toll road up Springer creek.  They estimate the cost of the road at  $10,000, and will ask the government for  one-half of the amount required and trust  to subscriptions for the other half.  Investigate the Complaints of the  Crow's Nest Navvies.  Judge   Diiga-'.   Frank   Pcdley   and   Mr.  Appleton. of Winnipeg, are on their way  to Macleod, where they will sit ascoinmis-  sioners to enquire into the grievances of  the men employed  upon the Crow's Nest  railway.    Naturally   their course of procedure will be determined on their arrival  at the scene of operations, but it is probable  that Judge Dugns will be chairman  and Mr. Pedley secretary.    From Macleod  they will proceed along the line of railway  and take evidence from the men, the understanding being tliat the laborers will  come forward and willingly'supply whatever they deem is necessary in support of  their case.    The commissioners  will  proceed right through to British Columbia.  Judge Dugas is wo.ll known in Montreal,  lie was born at St. . Re mi, Napierville  county, in 1815, and received his education  in Mom real college. He began the study  of law in the nffire of the late chief justice  Sir A. A. IJarioii. Subsequently he became associated with Loranger Ac Lor-  anger. and before completing his course  he studied with the late Sir John Abbott.  After admission to the bar Mr. Dugas enjoyed the rich inspiration of the late Mr.  Eilward Carter, au erudite lawyer. Then  he became a partner, iu 1870, of Hpn. D.  Gironard, at present a judge in the supreme court. In 187-i Mr. Dugas became  associated with Mr. A. R. Longpre, subsequently the prothonotary of the superior  court. Four years later he came within a  few votes of defeating Hon. Louis Beau-  bien for a seat in the legislature for Hoch-  elaga. The present judge's popularity  was not in question, because Sir Henry  Joly and other liberals fell in that memorable campaign. His appointment as a  judge of sessions, with the title of ���' president of the court,"' followed three months  later. How well he has discharged his  duties the public can judge. Mr. Dugas,  who is popular with all classes except  criminals, joined the 05th battalion in  1870. He served during the Northwest  rebellion, and participated in ti.e"engage-  nient at Frenchman's Butte. He retired,  retaining rank as lieutenant-colonel four  years ago.         From tlie City of Duels.  The Tacoma Ledger of Thursday has  the following, which is dated from Victoria: Not since the annihilation of the  rival medicos was so narrowly averted  two years ago has Victoria been the scene  of a prospective duel until today. This  time the principals in the suggested encounter are plain young men of business,  and the challenge, passed prosaically by a  district messenger, lacks the punctilious  attention to niceties of.the code-observable in Dr. Duncan's memorable message  to Dr. Milne. The latest challenge reads  thus:  VicTOHiA, B. C...Ian. Uth. 1S..S.���Dudi* sir: I hereby  challenge you to come out and fight me a duel with pistols to the finish, if you refuse you arc a coward, and  all the world will know of it. So you had better'make  up your mind to have il. out. as soon as possible. I remain,  your hated enemy, HERMAN KRB.  To Montrose Graham. Esi|., Victoria.  Lesfit" should be confounded with a  troublesome tooth, it may be mentioned  that the trouble between the young men  of which the challenge was the outcome,  arose through their attentions to a Trilby  star known as Trixeda. The result is a  disruption of old compauiouable relations  and the as yet unaccepted defi.  The Everett Smelter's Roaster.  The Everett smelter will soon have in*  operation the largest ore roaster in the  world. The building is 50 by 200 feet.  There will be an upperandalower hearth;  each being 12 by 139 feet. _ The ore is fed  into the upper hearth, and by the action  of the ploughs is slowly conveyed to the  other end, when it drops upon the lower  hearth, where, after being moved the  length of this hearth, it i.s ready for the.  furnace. More than 200 tons of iron is required in its construction. The capacity  of this roaster is seventy-five tons daily.  It is being built by the Edward P. Alii*.  Company, of Milwaukee, and is known as  the Holthoff Wethey improved calciner.  The   Mines   of  the  Slocan   Keep   Up   Regular  ' Shipments of High Grade Ore.  During the past week the minerai exports of southern-Lvootenay as entered at  the port of Nelson, aggregated in,, value  $1.31,215. There xveve no exports from the  Trail smelter, but the Hall Mines smelter  sent forward 70,717 pounds of copper bullion. The Le Roi mine sent forward (520  tons of ci ude ore to American smelters.  This shipment, together with one other  shipment of 00 tons, comprised the totai  mineral exports of Liossland for the week.  The remainder of the exports came from  the mines of the Slocan.    The  weeks'  exports brings the total for the month up to  $035,000.    Of this gold  represented $270,  '129;   copper.    $-11189;   lead,   $72,978,  silver $2-12,280.    The figures for  were :  the  and,  week  BULLION   AND  Hall JMines smelter  copper bullion  ORE.  MATTE.  Pounds  7!l,717  Value  Le Itoi mine, Rossland   Ivootenay Ore Commiiiy. Kaslo..  Goodenough mine. .Sloean   Humbler mine. Slocan   Sundry Slocan .Shipments   Sundry Uossland ShipmenLs..  .  .  Reco mine. Slocan   Payne mine, Slocan   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Last, Chance mine. Slocan      Queen He^s mine, .Sloean   Total for the week      Total so far for January .  ..  Total I'or 1897, via Revelstoke  Total for 1S!)7, port of Nelson.  Tons.  (!20  Hid  211  i,*>  air.  !I0  CO  100  na  101)  i'o  i.77:.  [J.Cfil  ...-.,���-'71  Approximate  Value.  Siai.-il.'i  S'li.V>,!)00  .���5710. i:.-.'  S7,.ii��:.n  MORE   GENEROUS   REGULATIONS.  The Federal Government-Extends the Size of  Claims and Cuts the Royalty in Two,  At the cabinet meeting on Saturday  last a new set of regulations, for the  placer mining sections ot the Yukon and  its tributaries, were adopted. The chief  amendments are those which extend the  size of claims to 250 feet and reduce the  government royalty from 20 to 10 per  cent. The following is a summary of the  new regulations:  Every miner and employee of a miner  will require to take out a miner's certificate, the fee for which will be $10: in case  of a company it will be $50 or $100, according to the amount of capital stock. The  miner's license will confer the right to  mine, fish, hunt, and cut timber necessary  for mining. The general size of the mining, claims .will be .250.feet. Discoverers"  claim 500 feet. Livery alternate ten claims  shall be reserved by the government of  Canada. Subaqueous five mile sections  with a fee of $100 per mile perauntim and  usual royally.  A royalty of JO per cent on gold mined  shall be levied and collected by the government officers appointed for- the purpose, but a provision is made for the exemption on the annual product of any  mining claim up to $2500, so that claims  which do not produce more than $2500 a  year will not be liable for the royalt3'.  Provisions are made to prevent speculation in claims by throwing a claim open  to entry which has not been worked a  certain number of days unless a reasonable cause is shown, and. by providing  that a record shall not be issued for more  than one claim to any miner in the same  locality.  The fee for recording and renewing mining claims will be $15, any number of miners, not less than five, more than 100 miles  distant from.the office of the mining, recorder may appoint a recorder, who 'will  record the claims aud within three months  transfer the record and fees to the nearest  mining recorder.  At Least He did not Steal.  Th��! Colonist has entered upon the work  of whitewashing the incompetent members of premier Turner's cabinet. As the  most urgent case it has singled out Hon.  G. B. Martin. Summed up in a few words  the Colonist contends that the ability of  the chief commissioner cannot be assailed  because he did not steal anything while  discharging the duties of his office. This  is . the Colonist's defence: "One other  matter is worthy of observation. Mr.  Martin has been at the head of the administration of public lands during several  eventful years. The opportunities for  making money have been many. Many  men have made plenty of it. But it has  yet to be said, and it never can be truthfully said, that Mr. Martin has profited to  the extent of a single dollar by virtue of  his position in regard to the public lands  outside of his salary, or that any of his  friends have derived the slightest advantage from the fact that he was at the  head of the department, and, by virtue of  his office, clothed with very large discretionary powers."  The Reco Dividends.  John M. Harris, of the Reco, in speaking of the values of the Reco ore, says  that all the ore shipped will average $200  to the ton. The Reco up to date has paid  $287,5W in dividends, with the prospect of  another dividend of $100,000 on April  1st.  C. P. R. Traffic Receipts.  Montreal, Jan. 17.���-The Canadian Pacific Railway company's traffic receipts for  the week ending .January Mth were $ 101,-  000: for the same week of last year they  were $320,000.  Prank: Pitch Makes a Sale.  Chas. S. Alltnen on Saturday purchased  of V. L. Fitch, of Ainsworth, for $5,000  cash, the four claims in Hot Springs camp  near the Highland, known as the No. 5,  Jennie, Ainsworth and Lakeview.  PICTORIAL   TELEGRAPHY.   ���  The "Wonderful Invention   of a   St. Paul, Min-  __-J_ZI. nesota Jeweler.  I_.ruest A. Hummel, a manufacturing  jeweler of St. Paul, claims to have invented a. device which will send photographs  over thousands of miles of telegraph wire.  ���Mr. Hummel has made three tests in ihe  last few days, which prove that, a photograph chii be sent over the wires as far as  words and with remarkable accuracy.  Mr. Huinmel telegraphed over 320 miles  of wire striking likenesses of.Adolph  Luetgert, now on trial' for murder in Chicago: Albert- Scheffer, a well known.St..  Paul politician, and Mrs. H. R. Gibbs, a  Minnesota temperance lecturer. Tlie instrument will be useful in sending by  wire photographs of prominent persons  during conventions ami probably of great  service in detection of fleeing criminals.  Mr. Huinmel's device i.s somewhat intricate, combining three or four different  motive powers. Transmitter aud receiver  are largely of brass, and, while heavier in  construction, would, but for the projecting'table on which the drawing of the'  picture in the one or the blank paper for  ihe impression in the other is placed, not  occupy more space than an ordinary typewriting machine.  Receiver and transmitter each have a  diminutive electric motor, smaller than  the case of a small pair of opera glasses,  which operates the carriage which hauls  the copying pencil of the machine back  and forth over the era to be copied. In  the transmitter this carriage is equipped  with a projecting arm, in whose vulcanized rubber extremity is inserted a sharp  platinum point.  This platinum point is drawn by an in-  .genious automatic clockwork contrivance  over the surface of the piate each time a  minute distance from the line in which it  is moved before, the adjustment being  accomplished by a screw and a triple  series of ratchets, which, by turning the  screw more or less, regulate the width between the lines.  After the machine is connected with the  electric circuit aud the platinum point is  set in motion, each time it encounters a  strip of shellac the circuit is broken. This  break in the circuit throws down against  the receiving paper in the complementary  part of the machine a sharp needle point,  which etches into the surface a line corresponding to the course taken by the  platinum point while on the shellac insulation. When the platinum point has  , passed over the shellac and the circuit is  agaiu closed the needle point is lifted.  The most careful adjustment; of the  clockwork is necessary for the harmonious-  working of the instrument. Wliile the  carriage is propelled by the electric motor  the clockwork is necessary to control its  velocity, and this is accomplished with  the assistance, in addition to the ordinary  looking system of cogs, of several whirling fans, not unlike the governor of a.  steam engine, except that they have discs  instead of spheres. The instrument takes  a complete photograph in about twenty  minutes.  -  Suggests Legislation Against Experts.  In a letter to the -Ledge, a prospector,  after commenting upon Professor Car-  lyle's suggestion that the performance of  $50 worth of work should be required  upon all mineral claims before a record is  issued, says : "If Mr. 'Carlyle would give  some of his spare time to the framing of a  law that would prohibit inexperienced  mining experts or engineers (some of  them being mere youths) from giving  their opinion condemning good mining  properties, as has been done in this section, it would be a great benefit to the  whole mining country and the public."  Walkem's Order Modified.  Owing to the  illness of Chief Justice  Davie,   the   appeal   of   the   Iron   Mask  against the injunction of the Centre Star  could not be heard in Victoria last week  by the Supreme Court. By arrangement  between counsel and with Mr. Justice  Walkem. his order was reviewed by  Messrs. Justice McColl and Drake, wilh  the result that the Iron Mask is allowed  to continue its workings anywhere within its boundary lines, only it must account  for all ore taken out below the level of the  Iron Mask-War Eagle tunnel.  The Pern Pays a Dividend.  The directors of the Fern Gold Mining  & Milling Company, whose property is  situated in the Nelson district, have declared a dividend of 5 per cent, payable  on the 23rd instant. It is altogether probable that dividends will be declared every  few months in future.  Another Company After Heinze's   Smelter.  Montreal, Jan. 18.--The British America Company is negotiating with Mr.  Heinze for the purchase of the Trail  smelter and the Columbia Ac Western  railway. -Its offer is said to be $800,000.  Mr. Heinze wants $1,300,000, and the deal  is not concluded.  Getting Ready for the End.  The last issue of the Official Gazette  promulgates a set of regulations governing the shipment of corpses. From this  circumstance it may be inferred that the  members of the Turner government are  reconciled to their fate.  Suit Against the City of Rossland.  The Guarantee   Loan  and  Trust Company, of Toronto, has entered suit against  the City of Rossland for $10,000 damages,  which it alleges was sustained  by the re  fusal of the city to sell it .the $50,000  wnth of debentures as provided under  the celebrated agreement '" A." The city  of Ros*datid is called upon to defend the  suit in Toronto. As the courts of rlie pro-  yince.have held that the agreement ��'n.  illeu-nl, it is difficult to see how the curls  of Toronto can find against the city of  Rossland.  ���  Complaint Against Keen and Goepel.  To ti-tk Editor ok the,Tkii.i*ne : Sir :  Some months'ago I applied  to mining recorder John   Keen in the mining record  officii in   Ivaslo, at about 2 o'clock,  u.ip..  for a certified extract showing t he title to  the   Fau*tina   mineral  claim.     1  waited  while he made the document, which occupied about twenty minutes, and contained  about  two  hundred  words.      When  finished he demanded $5.00 for it.    I said I  understood that the Mineral Act fixed the  fee  for such  a  document  at $2.50.     lie  replied   " You   will   pay   me  $5.00 or go  without the paper."   As  I had   to have  the  paper I  paid him the $5.00.' J made  complaint  to  the attorney-general,   and  wsis told  hi  reply  that the government  agent at Nelson, Mr. Goepel, had been instructed to investigate the matter.    Some  'months later I met Mv. Goepel aud asked  him   when   he  would hold the investigation, as 1 intended going on a prospecting  trip.    He said : " I have investigated and  sent in mv report to the proper authorities, and J am not going to tell you what  my report was.    "I said I am not asking  you  what  your report was,  but I think  both sides had a. right to,have been heard  at the investigation.    He replied " Well,  ] didn't think so."   I have since been informed by the attorney-general's department that  the  matter was investigated  and satisfactorily explained.    In view of  Mr. Goepel's method of investigating, the  result did not surprise me.    But it would  be interesting  to know upou  wh.it basis  recorder Keen made the tact satisfactory  to the government agent- and  the attorney-general that he was making and signing receipts for record office fees as John'  Keen, notary public.   That he was making and signing milling papers that were  applied for, made out,, paid for and delivered by him in the  mining record office  and   within  office hours   as John  Keen,  notary public.    Is recorder .Keen at liberty to act at his own discretion as mining recorder for one man and notaiy public i'or another when performing precisely  the same kind of duties?    If $5.00 was the  lawful and proper fee for, recorder Keen  to charge me for the document in question, why did he not sign it mining recorder as requested, instead of signing it as  he   did,   John   Keen,   notary   public?   I  have  never employed John  Keen  to do  notary  public   work.    I   have   never  yet  exchanged words with him outside of the  record  office or outside  of office hours.  Can, recorder Keen show by ,the books of  his   office   that   $5.00   is   "the    usual   fee  charged for such documents?    I venture  the opinion that he cannot.  "Then, why  did lie charge me an unusual fee?  THREE   YEARS    IN   THE    PENITENTIARY.  The above is the first part of a letter  received by the TmiifXK from Felix  Hughes, of New Denver. The last part  of.the letter is withheld for the reason  that it is unnecessarily offensive and personal, and contains little more than Felix  Hughes' private opinion of recorder Keen.  SLOCAN   MINING "NOTES.  The .Montezuma   concentrator   is  now  treating  100 tons pf ore  per   day.    The  . tramway is also in running shape. Two  carloads of ore from the Montezuma arrived in Kaslo this week.  The smelter returns from the five tons  shipment of ore from the Silver Nugget  claim on Twelve-mile creek, have been received. The ore averaged 383 ounces in  silver to the ton.  The carload of ore from the Republic  mine, which was shipped to the Nelson  smelter a short, time ago, averaged 205  ounces in silver and $18 in gold to the ton.  The property is owned b3r Dave Sutherland and Tom Montgomery, and most of  this shipment of ore was taken out by  themselves.   Peculiar Election in Grand Porks.  The electors of Grand Forks have got  into a tangle over their last municipal  election. It has turned out that, either  by accident or design, all those qualified  to serve on the council and exercise the  franchise were practically hived in t.lie  one ward. When the nominations, came  around one of the city .wards was left entirely unrepresented. After this election  on the half-shell, same of the residents of  Grand Forks questioned the legality of  the whole thing, and it is doubtful if the  council will attempt to exercise its powers  until word has been received from Victoria. Peter T. McCallutn was elected  mayor of Grand Forks by a majority of  eleven, having polled 33 votes, while" his  opponent, W. Iv. C. Manly, secured only  22 votes. There were four candidates for  aldermanic honors in the south ward,  three of whom were elected. The successful candidates were Dr. Stanley Smith,  D. A. Manly and Jeff Davis, while J. W.  Jones was not elected.  Kaslo and Rossland Created Customs Ports.  Ottawa, Jan. 18.--An Order-in-Council  has been passed, providing that Hossland  and Kaslo, which arc now ontports of  Nelson, shall be, on the 1st of April next,  chief ports and warehousing ports of customs. Nakusp will be detached from  Nelson, and placed under Kaslo. and  Trail will be taken from Nelson, and put  under Hossland.  Judge Forin Surprises a Couple  of Criminals  with  Heavy  Sentences.,  Judge Forin on Monday disposed of lhe  cases of Edward   Evans and George Hi��-  gins Demerse, the two 'men charged with  breaking   into   the   Hudson's  Bay Com-,  pniiy's  store and stealing a quantity  of  bacon,   tobacco  and    whisky.     The    two  men occupied a shack a few feet from the  Hudson's Bay Company's   warehouse,   in  which   most oi, the. stolen  property   was'  recovered, and from the evidence secured  by  the  police, Evans  and  Demerse  had  committed a. number of other theirs.  After   being   committed    for   trial   by  magistrate Crease, the men elected speedy  trial.    They were arraigned   a   week  ago  Saturday, when Evans pleaded guilty to,  receiving  stolen goods, and  Demer.-e secured an adjournment in order to secure  counsel.    When   the  case   was  called   on  Monday   afternoon    W.   A.   Galliher appeared for the prisoner Demerse, and   W.  ,  AvMacdonald,   Q.   C.  appeared   for  the  crown.    The crown put up a  vevy "strong  case against   Demerse,   iu   which' it  was  shown   that   Evans   was  equally   guilty.  Before the crown had put in half its case  W.  A.   Galliher  withdrew  from   the  defence in consequence of the apparent misrepresentation of his client.  The chief witness for the defence was  the prisoner Evans, who endeavored to  make the court believe that two other  men had stolen the goods anrl that they  had merely tried to dispose of i hem. In  this attempt Evans contradicted 'himself  and Demerse several times.  In passing sentence upon the men judge  Forin said: "1 am convinced that both  of you are gniltyof stealing and of lying.  You tire two bad men, whom tlie 'community would be far safer without. I do  not know that J ever met with such bold  lying and p'erjury. You are men without  any moral sense whatever. Your case is  the worst that has ever come before me  in the way of moral obliquity. You are  guilty of a series of offences. The sentence of the court is that each of'you be  imprisoned in the penitentiary for three  years."  Dickering for the Enterprise.  The London & B. 0. Gold Fields Company is credited with the intention of  purchasing the Enterprise group on Ten-  mile creek. Their consulting engineer,  Kendall, has been examining the property  this week and' expressed his satisfaction  with it. It is said that the L. Ac B. G. F.  Co. will have to pay close upon $1,000,000  for the group, with a heavy cash deposit.  The company now operating the group  has at its head D. M. llyman, a Colorado  mining man of repute. They, are quite  content to work the Enterprise themselves, as the ore is generally rich and  steady. It is a property that is, comparatively, little known, yet it has about it  the earmarks of a dividend payer. There  are two small claims and a small fraction  iu the group,'developed by four tunnels  and a couple of upraises���makinir in all  about 2000 feet of rock cutting. The vein  has been exposed in each working, and  thestoping ground blocked out is sufficient  to keep the force of 50 men now employed  busy for years. At present there are  commodious'' bunk-houses, blacksmith  shops, offices, and ore bunks at the mine,  a first-class wagon road connecting same  with the wharf and warehouses at the  lake. W. Koch has been guaranteed the  hauling of 500 tons of ore per month, and  this will be stored in bulk at the wharf  until spring. Should the negotiations fail  to come to a head, flyman's company purpose running new levels and connecting  all the workings by an extensive series of  shafts. In the spring if is their intention  to put iii a large mill to treat the ore.  The Wasco Group Sold.  The Wasco group, a mile back from  Champion Station iu the Salmon river  district, was sold on Tuesday to the Wilkinson Exploration Syndicate of London,  England. The sellars were John J. Mc-  Kfttie and R. W. Gregan, and the price. is  said to be $20,000. The group consists of  seven claims, the Wasco, Franklyn, Minnesota, Hammond, Squak. Eastern Oregon  and Lytton. Assays as high as $33 have  been secured in gold, silver, and copper.  Manager Field Dismissed.  At a meeting of the shareholders of the  Wonderful Group Mining Company held  iu Spokane on Monday a new board of  trustees was elected. E. J. Field, the former manager of the company sought  election as a trustee, but was defeated,  ���receiving only the votes of his own stock.  He was also summarily dismissed fr<un  tlie position of manager and attorney for  the company in this province.  To Improve the Lardo-Duncan.  Dominion engineer Hoy has completed  his examination of the Duncan river with  a view to commencing tlie work ��� of making the river navigable for the taking in  of supplies to the mining sections! The  people of Kaslo will ask the federal government to make an appropriation of  $20,000 for the river. It is thought that  the desired appropriation can be secured  at this session of parliament.  Sandon's First Municipal Council.  Sandon returned an entire council by  acclamation on Saturday. E. H. Atherton  was elected mayor, and the following  were appointed to places in the city council: John Switzer. R. S. Cunning, CD.  Hunter. S. E. Mighton. R. J. Broddy, and  Alex. Crawford,  /  tm  ft  ���������--,  ^Tz\Tg&Z7^EZ^.^jrr?  ..ivi_:  ���>y \- \ i __.:%_.���*���'.we1* . -.iA  v. ._���-'.  *"**'  ._!.*_.     r^w'-i  ���:<���",' ���;������&. yrfrTJH, -"."-"-! ''yTg:'';PT.:,-'''CF,-r^,-,r'T-^^ 'V-v:*,-.V>:'a.*:-^,.'..'j  ._��� W'-f���-> ���j;,"*'Tir''.*:*'V_fr^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY  LH98.  I:  IL  ���9  **."l  PaBLISHBRS'  NOTICE.  THE THI HUM-', _������ .m . id.-,- ..��� niiiunla}.-., by TllK  TRIHl/XE l'ciil.lsiiiMi C(i.��i:*.\N ., .nifl will ins mailed  to subscriber., on payiiiuin of Two I.oi.i.aks <��� jciir.  No tiub.scripLion taken'l'oi- le.-.-. than a year.  REGULAR ADVEIlTiSEJlENTS pi-inn.-! al the following rates: One inch. Sliii a year': two inches,  SCO a year; three inche.. .S81 a year: four inches,  $98 a year; live inelies, ijll)5 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT AiJVEItTIHKMEXTri -'U cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Birth,  marriage, and death  notices' free.'  LOCAL Oil RKAWNG _MATTli_J.i NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion.  J013 PRINTING at fair rates.' All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on tho first of  every month; subscriplion, in advance. '  ADDRESS all communications to  THK TK1HUNK. Nelson, B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  Q  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    .  ''.  LA UAL* & KORIX���Physician*; and Surgeons.  Itoonw  3. 1 and .*>. Bigelow block, NTel-,on.  Telephone li.    .  A.   AK.MSTltON'C! ��� Government.   Veterinary  spuctor.   Treats ilisen.set, of all domeMic animals.  All Mock inspected at Nelson.   Nelson, 11. C.  T-)R.   J.  D    Ins).  DR. ,1. \V. OL'INLAN. 1 MONTI ST- Ollice  llakcr fetreet. Nelson.  Mara I.lock.  w.  J. H. HOLMES. C. 1*:.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. 0. box 82, Kaslo, H. C.  IL   HOLD1CH���Aimlytieal Chemist and.Assayer.  Hall street, Nelson.  cT^GwHxiM, B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON, U.A.Sc.  ���Mining    Engineer:,   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City, li. C.    LODGE   MEETINGS.  A.  in    the    Kootenay    district.      Complete  Hotels,   Steamers,  and  Families.     It wil  spect our large stock, of Teas,   Coffees,  Canned Goods   ou thts furnished  vou to in-  Fruits and  1   pay-  Dried  era! Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You ean makeuse of water power 50 miles from your mines with on? system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       "T^w'^ Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��pe*   SSS! FRANK DARLING, Agent.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23. A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wcdnesdav in niuih month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OL"1 PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No. -'ii.  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall. Miu-don-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited to attend.' <  John-J. Mai.oxk, C. (J.    .  Gi.OKC'i' Pakti.ii.gi., IC. of R. & S.  ZB-AJSZEIR,   STEEET  The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot  SATURDAY MORNING  .JANUARY ii, 189S  Anu.mkkii of prospectors  interested in  claims arouud Slocan  lake are endeavoring to induce'the government to relieve  them for a couple of years from their obligations to do assessment work, to enable  them   to  keep their claims alive  during  such period by the payment of the usual  recording   fees.    In  support of  their, request they set out that owing to the drop  iu silver capital is somewhat chary about  taking hold of silver properties, aud that  in the  great  majority of cases  in which  properties   have   been   turned   over   by  prospectors, that  they have not realized  sufficient by the sales to pay i'or the labor  done upon  the  prospects. c The prospectors are  therefore  without  funds,   with  practically   unsaleable,:, properties   upon  their    hands,    and    unable   to    do   the  amount of  work  required  each   year by  the  mineral  act.    While  there   may be  some truth in the  recital of the financial  em harassment of many claim owners, it  is difficult  to  understand how  they can  expect the government to amend, the law  requiring  the performance of  a certain  amount of work upon  each claiui.    To do  so would  practically bring  the ��� work of  developing the majority of prospects to a  standstill.    If prospectors find themselves  loaded up  with  claims,   their remedy in  case they are unable, to  do the necessary  work, lies in  disposing of  their claims Or  else allowing, them to run out.    They are  in exactly the same, position as the man  who is land poor.    When  men hold more  land than they can  pay taxes upon they  do not petition the government for taxation exemption, although  there would be  as much merit in such a request as in the  request of the claim owner to be relieved  of the required assessment work.    If prospectors   are   attempting    to carry, more  claims  than their means -warrant.,''' then-  remedy lies in letting goof all such excess.  Tiik publishers of the book "Canada  from Ocean to Ocean*' will not receive  $000 from the City of Nelson for ji write-  up. in this matter the members of the  !inance committee, to whom the matter  was referred, showed good sense. Wliile  $000 is not a very large .sum, there are  many ways in which it can be expended  which will add more to the convenience  aud comfort of the citizens than in investing in a write-up of the city. Citizens  who have neither sidewalks nor roads to  their premises would doubtless prefer to  have' all available money spent in this  direction rather than invested in the purchase of a write-up.  Tiik report comes from: Victoria that l-'.  Aug. Heinze no longer has any pull with  ,the provincial government. This story is  ina measure borne out. by the tone of  Heinze's liossland organ. In a recent issue the Miner says: "Provided the gov-.  '" eminent comes out boldly for the en-  " eouragement of the construction of rail-  '��� ways iudependentof theC. R. R. monop-  *' oly and its hangers-on, and introduces a  " fair redistribution bill, it will, in all  " orobability obtain the support of tlie  " independent press, if, however, no in-  **' cliuation is evinced to do these things  " speedily, the forces of the Opposition  " will, without doubt, be' augumented by  " every newspaper in British Columbia  "'that is against the encouragement of  '" vicious monopolies." This goes to show  that the Turner government is reluctant  about allowing K. Aug. Heinze to further  help himself out of the provincial treasury. So long as the government appeared  favorable to this the Miner saw no fault  in it. It was not even sufficiently interested in the welfare of the province to  urge upon the government the necessity  of giving a fair measure of redistribution.  Upon a question of policy, the Turner  government will be stronger with Heinze's  opposition than it possibly could be with  Heinze's support.  It is announced that E.'V. Bodwell and  F. B. Gregory will be two of the Opposition candidates in Victoria in the next  general election. Should they consent to  make the run there is no combination  they could not beat two to one.  LESS than two years ago the people of  Vancouver made Rev. G. R. Maxwell their  representative in the house on: commons.  It is. doubtful if the same man could be  elected to the office of pound  keeper today.    Politically, George R. Maxwell has  been a failure, and many  who imagined  him to be a statesman have now set him  down as a demagogue.    Maxwell's latest  mistake Was made in Vancouver.    In the  course of a municipal campaign Maxwell  denounced major Townley for taking part  in municipal politics while an employee of  the provincial  government,  and  threatened that upon a change in the provincial  administration major. Townley would be,  dismissed from the service.   The  people  naturally resented the insolence of the  reverend.'.politician'���'by   snowing   under  mayor Templeton,  whom   Maxwell supported, and rolling up a big majority for  alderman Townley in his ward.  anything about the matter until'it had  been discussed   by the  executive.   That  this reply of premier Turner's will be disappointing to many of his supporters goes  without saying.    In the opinion of every  fair minded man the redistribution question is the most important that can come  before the legislature this session.    That  premier Turner is not yet prepared to express himself  upon   this' question shows  that there is very little of the statesman  about him. . There is no more reason why  premier  Turner   should   hesitate iu expressing himself upon the question of redistribution,   than   there   would   be   i'or  hesitancy if premier Turner were asked  whether or not he favored honest government.    Politics   must   have   made a sad  wreck of premier Turner  if lie  is  to  be  forever denied the right of asserting his  manhood.    There  was a   time,  however,  when premier Turner was not so reserved,  when he promised the people a redistribu-  tio bill during the approaching session,  and th*-"* people of Kootenay will hold him  to that promise.  D. J. McDonald, who was' recently appointed inspector of metalliferous mines,  entered upon his duties this week with an  inspection of the Rossland mines. McDonald was formerly superintendent of  the Currie mine on the Galena Farm. By  birth he is a Nova Scotian and has had  many, years experience as a miner and  mine 'superintendent in the mining districts of the United States.  P. BURNS & GO.  NELSON, B. G.  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 eured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  It is reported that JVC. Brown will be  the Opposition candidate in New Westminster in the next provincial election.  J. C. Brown is postmaster of New Westminster, and was formerly a .member of  the legislature. In the general elections  of 1894 he was notified by the Ottawa  government that he would either have to  give up politics or the postoffice. Brown  preferred the postoffice to politics. It is  now said that the Liberal government  does; not object to Brown's politics, and  that Kennedy, the present member, will  retire in his favor. Brown has a strong  following iu New Westminster, but he is  too narrow-gauge to ever be popular in  the legislature. He is a rather skillful debater, but is handicapped by deafness.  The attention of The Trip.une has been  called to.tlie fact, that in certain portions  pf the district���along the Arrow lakes  where deer are fairly plentiful���men holding free miner's certificates grossly abuse  the privilege accorded to free miners of  killing deer atany season. TheTrii'Une's  informant states that these men are not  boua-fide prospectors, but .that under the  cover of free miners certificates they carry  on a most unwarranted slaughter of deer.  He states that it is not an uncommon  thing to come across the carcass of a doe,  carrying young, which has been abandoned after cutting of, a single ham. If  such abuses are not stopped it may be  that the very desirable privilege accorded  to free miners by the government will be  cancelled. ::   GREATER NEW YORK GOVERNMENT.  Tiik   city of Winnipeg   is at   present  wrestling   with   the   question   of  street  lighting.    At  present  Winnipeg pays 52  cents per night  per  light.   Two  tenders  were   put  in  for supplying   light alone.  The first of these  by the  Manitoba Electric Light & Gas Company, the holders of  the present contract, is 47 cents per light  per night for 121  lights, if  the contract is  made for one year, 15 cents, if it i.s made  for two years,  and   13 cents if made  for  three to five years.    The Northwest Electric Company  offer 121  to 200  lamps for  three years at 11 cents a lamp per night,  or ou a five years' contract at 10 cents per  lamp.    These figures go to show that the  corporation of Nelson  made a good bargain when it secured a rate of 33A- cents  per light per night for a very small num-  number of lights.    Upon its 20 lights Nelson secures a better rate by about 30 per  cent that the city of Winnipeg is offered  for 200 lights,  Pkk.mikk Tt'KNKif was interviewed in  Vancouver last week upon tlie question  of redistribution, in reply to a direct  question as to whether he would bring  down a redistribution bill this session,  premier Turner said that he could not say  Arthur McEwen on the Ascendency of "Boss',  Croker.  It is going to be an  awful  four years,  but it will  serve New  York  right.    The  city was not asleep when ic called Croker  back  to  the  throne.    Coincidently  with  the thrill of terror there is felt a heart-  sinking consciousness of the uselessness of  protest   and  the  vanity  of indignation.  The town under Croker is as helpless as  China to defend herself against partition  by the  robber  nations of the  Christian  world.    Van'Wyck is a nonentity; everybody  recognizes  that.   The World  publishes daily a bitingly clever "Court  Circular" constructed on the British plan, in  which   the  mayor is styled "the Honorable   Under.   Secretary  for Manhattan."  That fits him.    He is an obedient vassal  of his majesty, the Boss.  Unworldly persons wonder how a nia'h  of education, good family, aud a modest  but sufficient private fortune can take a  great office and then consent to be the unquestioning servant of a person like Oick  Croker. The explanation is that the mayor  is afraid and has hopes.    He wants to be  governor, and may even aspire, like governor Cleveland, to the presidency.   Besides,  he is of little  mind  and a timid  spirit and stands in awe of Croker's force  and power.    Croker is a success, and most  men who want to be successful themselves  are,   now   as   ever,   sun-worshippers.    It  doesn't matter how  degrading  the ceremonies   may   be,   there   will   always   be  crowds in attendance upon  the services.  Croker has decreed the destruction of the  Manhattan club, hitherto  the headquarters of the gentlemen of his party, because  it was not friendly to him.    He has taken  hold of  the  moribund  Democratic club,  where  private apartments  iu  which   he  may attend to affairs of state are being  fitted up for him, and  there is a mighty  rush  of  the  ambitious and   prideless  to  join.   There  is  to  be a grand new club  house: che initiation fees and dues have  been doubled,  and   the  price  I'or  champagne has been raised from $3.50 .to $5 a  bottle.    Judges on  the bench, lawyers of  large practice, doctors of eminence, millionaires and society men with a taste i'or  politics, men of brains and position  and  good breeding are joining with the officeholders   and   the   miscellaneous    riff-raff  possessing money enough to pay for the  luxury, to be of this club, which  is king  Croker's court.    He is supreme there, and  walks about  the  rooms  among  his  biib-'  jects with the same confidence and condescension that an old world monarch shows  iu his palace when the nobility and gentry  do themselves the honor to attend,    ft is  freely predicted that he will be worth not  less than $10,000,000 four years from now.  He is only a coarse brute, with the gorilla  type of face, aud ample traces in his speech  and manners of the days when he ran a  saloon in the slums.    "But he must have  the qualities of greatness to have risen to  such a height of power," the average New  Yorker of decent life says, with mingled  admiration and aversion.   If John L. Sullivan  had lived in  the seventeenth century and  been cast   away  on a  savage  island  and  been  spared, he would have  risen as high among the nations as Croker  has risen in New York.    He has brains,  of course,  criminal  brains aud  criminal  cunning, as his criminal countenance and  simian head show, but Croker is king, not  because  he  is  great,   but   because'^ New  York is vile.  . That potentate is riding for a fall--two  falls.     He  is   drunk   with, his sense   of  power, and  has  not the wit to exercise  his   despotic ! authority/ from   behind   a  screen.    It pleases his pride to treat New  York as if it were his saloon, and mayor  Van Wyck aud the rest of the official*, his  barkeepers.     Croker   is  Tammany,   and  though Tarn many will steal itself rich, it  will be driven from office by a desperate  community   at   the    first   opportunity.  Even Tammany expects that, or, at least,  the more'intelligent'men among its crew  do.    Croker, 1 think, believes the election  was held to vindicate aud enrich him, and  that the people esteem and admire him���  the honest masses with no mugwump or  moral   nonsense   about   them���and   that  they like the sort of government he gives.  But the honest masses are denied a share  of the loot, distribution of  wealth.    The  other fall will come'sooner.    Croker has  published the royal announcement that  not only local politics will be attended to  by him at the Democratic club, but state  and national politics likewise.   The man  fancies that he is held iu awe throughout  the country as well as on this little island  with its hordes of stunted savages.    He  has the true New York sense of proportion, from which no real New Yorker is  free.   There  is not another  spot in the  Union   where  so little is known  of the  thought and feeling of the United States.  as here.    Croker will head a delegation to,  the next Democratic convention, in  the  expectation of dominating it as he does  Tammany's .conventions, for the egotism,  of this  illiterate scoundrel is immeasurable.   And  then he  will be hit by a cyclone.    Indeed, that experience is in store  for all  the Democratic statesmen of tlie  East who have made up their powerful  minds  to eliminate Bryanism   from   the  next Democratic platform.   But Croker's  will  be  the  most astonished  and   worst  mangled corpse of the lot.  xMeanfcime the black flag will wave from  the city hall, and there will go on such a  plundering of New York as no city on the  continent has suffered since Morgan  sacked Panama. We are prisoners of the  buccaneers, and if any New Yorker  doesn't like it, there's the plank for him  to walk. The newspaper gale is already  rising, but Croker is on his throne, aud  has learned to despise a press that has not  been equal to the task of keeping him out  of power, to say nothing of out of the  country,' after the Lexow exposures.  Nevertheless, the newspapers will be  readable, and that is some small compensatory comfort.  threw up the bond, are meeting with  great success. They now have a small  showing of solid high-grade ore, which is  steadily improving. The properly is in  better shape at present than ever before.  ��-.       ' '*  II. I. Ivirkwood, the principal owner in  the Mabu and Ohio, situated between the  Enterprise and Bondholder, will com-  mense active development work on the  properties in March.  YV. 0. E. Koch has a portable sawmill at  Aylwin, on Ten-mile, and the 120,000 feet  of timber recently cut has, been used up,  principally at the I__nterpri.se.  LONDON, ENGLAND  VICTORIA,  B. C.  olesale Merchants  ippers  m porters  SCOTCH    WHISKIES  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S, XXX Caol Ma  Huntley Blend  o*H.^M_i?_A.G-:_sr:E_iS  C.  H. Mumm & Co.     Moet &. Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery StGreno  Camuset.    ' Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Goal  TIN  MINING SUPPLIES  PICKS  ORE CARS  AND   AGATEWARE  STEEL,       HAMMERS  SHOVELS  ORE BUCKETS  OF   EVERY  DESCRIPTION  GOOD ASSORTNENT SHELF HARDWARE  AGENTS FOR E; B. EDDY'S PAPER  HAVE IN STOCK  WRAPPING PAPER       PAPER BAGS  TOILET PAPER       PAPER ROLLS  AND CUTTERS FOR SAME  o.  ncouver  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and Baker Street,  Nelson.  A \l/i story frame house  with stone cellar; hard  finished; seven rooms; located on three Jots,  a frontage of  Only' $3000 on  easy  terms  FOR SALE OR RENT-���A well established restaurant, business.  Restaurant well furnished. - Good paying.business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing* of same.  _^__     "Vvr_A-TEB,^l_^.Jsr    &     CO.  giving  s^ v.,. 75   feet by i 20 feet in depth, fenced, with lawn and garden.  Situate in Addition A.  c  HERALDO,  MONOGRAffl,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.      UNION MADE CIGARS  AROUND   SLOCAN   LAKE.  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  II. C. Campbell-Johnston, late superintendent, ot the (-iueen Bess, has gone to  Scotland to negotiate the sale of the  Bondholder, whicli he expects to have  sold early next month. j  West and Griffiths are doing cousidera- j  ble work  on   the  Westmount, across the '  creek from  the  Neepawa."  They  have a  good showing.    The  former refused $2.*.(>0  for a third interest last week.  JYIcGillivary. Shannon. Todd and Currie,  who have been working the Neepawa  group on Ten-mile  since Dr. Bell-Irving  FOOT OF HALL STKKLT, NELSON".  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned Work,  and Office_ Fittings,  arrived and in stock,  a carload of Chance's English   Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet  just  It  1*4  IM��������M1^^  _t_W^��WiajJ_jmTOViaamiMki^r_WTi-_��;iiMi.��_��iij..|_.1  LmfflmcmnGnm in THE TRIBUTE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY M, 1.898.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,  NTBEAL  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD STRATI ICON A AND  Hoi]. GEO. A. DRUMMONI).  K   S. OLOUSTON   JIT,  ROYAL. President   Vice-President  . ..General Manager  isrELSO'isr B_R-A.*Csrc"H:(  M. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.   UKANCr.ES  IN        CONDON   (England).   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  mid in tho principal cities in Canada.  y ami  soil Sterling Exchange ami Cable Transfers  IJKANT COMMEKCIAL AND TI.AVEI.LKl.S'  CKEDIT8.  available in any part of the world.  DKAKTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE;  ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  RAISED   OVER   THE   LIMIT.  A  Disappointing  Poker  Game  on  a  Missouri  River Steamer.    ���  "It was the biggest pot J ever saw on a  poker table in the early days of Missouri  river steamboatin," remarked Ben .Jewell,  the retired Missouri river pilot, "an' that  is sayin' a good deal, for the game of poker  in them days was  no penny-ante amusement.    1 have seen  a   passenger  start up  the  river  from  Sioux  City or  Yankton  bound   for  Bismarck with   a roll of bills  like a city  water   main,  and   when   he  reached the middle of his journey he was  a-niortgagin' of  his  good  looks and persuasive manners  for  the  loan of a little  bit of chewin' tobacco or  a nip  of forty  rod; and not because there wasn't plenty  of them  articles for sale   on   the   boat,  neither,   but   because   he   had   struck  a  cyclone o' poker and   been  turned inside  out���strapped,   sucked,   busted,   skinned,  and cleaned up and   hung  over the pilot  wheel to dry.    It was a glorious game in  them days���the great American poker.   .  "The game was aboard   the steamboat  Nancy Lee, on her last trip up from Sioux  Cityiatein  the  fall.    The  Nancy was a  rotten hulk, anyway, and I didn't want to  pilot her no more than I wanted to pilota  sawlog down the Mississippi in a freshet,  but ic was a case of takin' her up the river  or losin' a  steady  sit with the company,  and I couldn't alTordto throw up the job.  The engineer  was a   reckless cuss,  who  tilled up the lire box every once in a while  as full as a   boy's  stomach  on   Christmas  and let her  wliee/.e and  throb and slash  through the water like an ocean bteainer.  We had  a  streak  of good   luck  and  the  steamer  field together  till   we readied a  wood yard a couple of hundred miles iip  from Sioux City and stopped to take on a  supply of fuel.  ���'When we, swung out into the stream  again it was a bright moonlight night and  J turned the wheel over to the cub and  went down into the captain's cabin. The  captain's cabin was full and the guests  was just sittin' down to a game of poker.  The captain was one of the nerviest poker  fieuds I ever saw, aud the man who tried  to run a bluff on him was a biisted spoke.  The game run along sort o' quiet like for  an hour or two. There was a cattle buyer  from SiOux City in it, a railroad contractor from Yankton, several speculators  ��� and the captain. No big hands had  showed up and luck was about an even  thing. The trouble started with a jack  pot.  "When- the cards was dealt out the  captain skinned 'em along just enough to  get a squint at his hand, and I savv^by his  looks that he had openers, and moclerate  stiff ones, too. But nobody but me could  told from.his face whether he had a full  house or the measles. The captain had a  funny way of twitchin' his moustache  wheii he had a good bite, as we. used to  call it, and I just kept watch of his moustache, and I had him.  " 'I guess I'll tap hei- for about a hundred,' says the captain, shovin' a stack  over into the centre of the table.  "The cattle buyer looked studious for a  miuute, and fingered over his checks sort  o' nervous like, as if he wanted to come in  but needed a bracer. Finally he stayed,  and the other fellows dropped in with a  hundred apiece, and the draw began.  The captain drew one card, and that  puzzled them. He might'a'been dra\vin'  to four of a kind, or he might 'a' had only  one pair or two pair, or three of a kind,  and drawin' one to fool 'em. The next  man drew two,, and the boys had him  sized up in a minute as gettin' ready to  bluff ou a pair o' queens, maybe. The  other fellows drew all around, till the last  man, aud he said he'd stand pat. There  was more trouble. Seein' a hundred dollar openin' and standin' pat was sort o'  disturbiu'tothe others.  "The captain skinned his cards back  again, as if to be sure he had what  he thought he had, and made a bet  of another hundred. The second man  stayed, and the others dropped in with a  hundred until it came to the last man,  and he followed up his pile of a hundred  with four more stacks of the same size.  Thejittle fish began to gasp. The captain  cli'ewed his moustache like a member of  an Arctic expedition' attackin' a rubber  boot, and swore softly like to himself.  The fellow had puzzled him.  "The captain's nerve never failed him,  but the other fellow set there so cussed  quiet and serene like that it seemed he  didn't have nothin less than four aces.  Then he had stood pat in the first place,  and that was a worryin' matter, too. It  was a ticklish situation. The captain  didn't want to run up against a snag,  especially so close to the end of the season,  with a cold winter ahead of him. The  other fellows, I could see in a minute, intended to drop out. The current was too  swift  for 'em,    But the captain chewed  and chewed and chewed until his moustache was ragged as a roustabouts shirt,  and still 'he couldn't make up his mind.  And that other icicle set there and whistled like he was at a church strawbery  festivalor lawn sociable, and nothin' worried him but the weather.  "Well, it was an excitin' situation.  They set there for fifteen minutes, and  you could 'a' heard pins droppin' at any  time. Finally the captain reached down  in his inside pocket and pulled out a long  leather pocketbnok, and started to unfasten the strap about it. Then we looked  for a squall, and a considerable one, too.  Whenever the captain went after that  pocketbook it meant trouble for the other  fellow. There, was enough hundred dollar bills iu the book to make a thousand  even, and the captain,pushed 'em outinto  the middle of the table and waited. Not  a person ����id a word. The stranger unbuttoned his coat and fished up a pocket-  book from an inside, pocket. It was as  full of bills as a legislative session. He  pulled out enough t.n stack up with the  captain's offer, and shoved Vm out in the  centre of the tabic.  " ' I call you.' lie said.  "There was five or sjx thousand dollars  on the table,in tli^ pot, and I tell you it  looked to a prior devil like me the revival  of prosperity. If i he captain won he had  a stake to keep, him a whole season in  clover and nary a trip. Wo all held our  breaths. The captain started to place his  hand face up ou the table, when���Br-r-r-r  o-o-o-o-m-m-m-m! Talk about the eruption of Vesuvius, or the biggest earth-,  quake that ever quaked! There was ti  roar, and a. crash, and a rattle, like the  noises of a hundred cyclones and earthquakes and volcanoes all goin'at once;  the air was filled with flying tables, timbers, arms, legs, pieces of iron, ropes,  dishes, and a hundred other things, thick  clouds of smoke and steam covered everything from sight, and it seemed as though  the end of the world had sneaked on us  and jammed everything on earth all up in  a pile, wliile we was a sittin' there watching that poker game.  **I felt myself flyin' through the air like  a cherub or something of that, sort, sailin'  like a bird'way up out of sight, and finally  1 came down, splash, in the middle of the  muddy Missouri and the water colder  than ice. The strikin' of the cold water  was what saved me, for it brought me to  my senses, and I had gumption enough to  grab a plank that came floating down my  way after a few minutes and hang on. In  a little while there was a regular shower  of splinters, pieces of boards, scraps of  rope, and a hundred other things, all  fallin' into the water and fioatin' down  the river. A heavy cloud of steam and  smoke hung over the water where the  Nancy Lee had been scootin' along a few  minutes before, and the Lord knows  where her passengers were, for I couldn't  see a soul in any direction.  "The Nancy Lee had blowed up in midstream, just as I had feared ever since %ve  left Sioux City, and of the persons on'the  boat at the time about a dozen turned up  afterward. There weren't many passengers, anil several of the crew was never  heard from. The whole business went  into the. sky, and with it the poker game,  the captain, and the fellow who had just  called him. And the worst of it was the  captain and the other fellow never turned  up, and nobody knows to this day who  would have won the pot. A good many  who saw the game think the other fellow  was bltiffin' and that the captain had him  skinned, but I have my doubts. But it  was tough that the biggest pot I ever  saw, and I believe the biggest single pot  ever played in a poker game, should have  been blown to smithereens, and nobody  know who won it, and what kind of a  hand it was won with, and whether the  other fellow was bluffin' or had the cards  to rake in the long green."      r        .  Latin and English, but he would not. for  the world have let any one suspect that  he didn't understand every word of ir. Jr  had not In-on up very long when a reu-tilar  customer uuguested that it was deficn'yf  in this respect, that it did not mention  Ca-sar's specialty, which is the, mildness  with which he'handles tender and painful  feet. With much hesitation the professor  broached the subject to his lawyer friend.  "I wouldn't so much as puppehtrafe a  hint, sah, dat you should give meanothah  frame, sah, but if you could jess write our,  the language foil to say rlat professah  G.i.sah conductuates himself with ciheum-  spicious gentility towahds r-ohns, bunions  an' othah likewise exuberances, it would  be a great thing fob my business, sah."  Accordingly there appeared a few days  later a companion sign; which was hung  up on the other side of the chair:  Also .Special notice I'or non-pachydermatous bipeds.  Congruous treatment guaranteed, and Professor holds  himself hyposlhulieally responsible for particularly lenitive manipulation in nil cases of rugosity of the integument, cutaneous excrescence, epidcrmicnl induration,  and podagrical .-infract uosity.  In a burst of generous feeling Ciesar  suggested that the lawyer sign his name  to these masterpieces, but was rather relieved upon receiving a declination, as he  prefers to have his patrons consider them  his own, and in his endeavors to live up  to them he has contrived a form of speech  which fairly bristles with unique elegancies of rhetoric. He says that since the  sign went up his business has increased  nearly 50 per cent, and that it, has- been a  custom���and a highly "admiracious"'one,  he adds���on the part,of many of his  patrons to give him a double price -half  for the bootblacking and half for the  literature. ._"''   A   BATCH   OF   APPOINTMENTS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway & Navigation Co.  HA YK  and Vernon streets and 'plumy  Business Lots  On Uaker and Vt  uf good  Residential Lots  in   th  For Sale  Apply i(i  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  in   the government   townsiti.   of   Nelson.  APPLICATION   FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.  , Will   start about   March,. 1,5 th  with' about double   its   former  1 capacity    in    all    departments.  7,000,000' feet' of   logs   under  contract for early delivery.,  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts-'i'n British  Columbia.  The Planing Mill  and Factory  fs 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  THE    BOOTBLACK'S   NEW   SIGN.  Christmas   Gift  of a Lawyer with a Gift of  Language to an Admirer.  In one of the large down town buildings  in New York City an exponent of the illuminative art of bootblacking holds forth  with considerable pecuniary success. In  the same building is a lawyer, whose fame  as a performer in multisyllables has  spread abroad to every court in the  vicinity, and it is alleged of him that on  one occasion, when he rose to make a plea  upon a recondite subject before a judge,  himself somewhat famed for erudition,  the court summoned an attendant, to  whom he hastily whispered:  "Bring me an encyclopedia, a dictionary i.Greek and Latin lexicons and Bart-  lett's 'Familiar Quotations,' and put them  down here on the floor, Mr. Blank is going  to speak."  In this way, Ca:sar, the professor of  bootblacking, is a connoisseur of fine language aud great is his admiration for the  lawyer on this account. On the day before Christmas the lawyer climbed up on  Ca-sar's gorgeously decorated chair and,  while his shoes were being polished, said:  "Merry Christinas, C.csar. I nearly forgot you this year. Along what lines do  your desires tend, in the way of Christmas gifts?"  "Mistah Blank," replied the professor,"  "I'm mighty jubilous dat you spoke to  me'bout dat, fob 1. bin wantin'to ahsk  you a favoh, sah, for clis some considah-  ble weeks."  "Go ahead, Uu--sai\    Let's hear it."  "Well, sah, 1 thought ef you would jess  write out wo'ds fo'.a sign of my puhfession  in. youagh elegantious language, sah, it  would cause a general infructiousness of  business fob me, sah, an'I could hiah a  painteh to enscribe it out, with a ahtis-  tical frame around it.  "Excellent idea. I'll see about it when  I get home, and I think I'm safe in promising that you'll have a sign unique in  your profession."  Two days later the lawyer presented  C;usai- with a handsomely framed legend,  worded as follows:  Pedal teguments artist ion liy illuminated and lubricated for the infinitesimal remuneration of :"> cents per  operation. Antiquated toguinenlH expurgated and judiciously resuscitated with expedition for nominal compensation liy Professor Cicsar.  This sign was the pride and joy of  Caesar's heart. His own private opinion  was that it was  a compound  of Greek.  M. Hums, streets   David Woods, streets   Alex Chisholm, sidewalks   Jerry Stimson, sidewalks..   James Xixon. sidewalks .'.   Harry Itippou, waterworks ;  Joseph I'eppin, sewers.   W. A. J laedonald.sa.e   Thomas XX'. Gray, lumber      W. A. .Stephens, teaming       John A. Turner _fc Co.. supplies   John A. Turner K (Jo.. lumber    Ashcroft. & McClelland, waterworks....  II. J. Evans & Co., sewers   Thomson .Stationery Co., otlice supplies.  The Crane Co., tire..   Lawrence Hardware Co , wnlcr   .  Itobert Maxwell, teaming   Charles Maltby, teaming   J. W. Cowan, teaming   K. J. Vni-Buien, jail   S 2~> 00  la Ot)  II 00  .'Il ;JO  :. i r.o  1 20  1 00  ;*,H(I 00  .S7 IS  .'. 00  20 10  !) 10  17 00  21 00  1 00  17.'. (10  21.2 1!)  1 00  8 00  1 ���_';->  I 00  COTTAGE WANTED- A cottage to rent in  N'elson.  Apply, stating terms. S. II. S., Tiiiw'.vk ollice.  Proceedings of the First   Regular  Meeting of  Nelson's New Council.  The first  regular  meeting of the city  council was held Monday afternoon.  Alderman Teetzel made a verbal report  upon the application of the Nelson Library  and Reading Room that the city take  over the library and pay the debts of the ,  same. Alderman Teetzel reported against  the application, and the matter was allowed to drop.  Alderman Teetzel introduced a by-law  entitled "Temporary Loan By-law. Xo.  23,"' which provides for. the borrowing of  $5000 to meet current expenses, same to  be repaid on or before December Hist out  of current revenue. The by-law was read  a first, second, and third time.  On motion of alderman Gilker. seconded  by alderman Hillyer. i_; was resolved that  the mayor act as collector tor 1S9S.  .James McPhee was appointed inspector  of electric lighting and wiring, under the  provisions of By-law No. 13, on motion of  alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman  Hillyer.  W. J. Thompson was appointed chief of  the lire department on motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman  Gilker.  , Johu Elliot was appointed city solicitor  for 1S9S on motion of alderman Teetzel,  seconded by alderman Maloue. Salary lo  be according to services rendered.  A. L. McCulIoch was appointed city  engineer for a period of three months,  from January 1st, ou motion of alderman  Hillyer, seconded by alderman Gilker.  Salary to be $150 per mouth.  A. L. McCulIoch was appointed plumbing inspector under the provisions of bylaw, No. 14, on motion of alderman  Malone, secouded by alderman Gilker.  Dr. David LaBau was appointed medical  health officer for 1898;-on motion of alder-,  man Madden, seconded by alderman  Gilker.    Salary to be $500 per annum.  Johu Miles was appointed pound keeper  on motion of alderman Maloue, seconded  by alderman Gilker.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Madden, it was resolved  that the chairman.of the finance committee act as city treasurer, and that the  funds be kept in the Bank of Montreal.  W. J. Goepel and John Hamilton were  nominated for the position of city auditor  for 180S. On a ballot John Hamilton received 4 votes, and W. J. Goepel 2. John  Hamilton was declared elected, and the  salary was fixed at.$100 per annum.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Madden, it was resolved  that the police magistrate be paid an annual salary of $000  The question of the location of a city  pound was referred to the public works,  committee.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved  that the city engineer prepare profiles ot  the waterworks and sewer systems, and  that such profiles and all plans of said  systems be kept in the office of the city  clerk.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Gilker, it was resolved  that the city engineer should inspect the  Carney hall and report at the next meeting as to whether it is safe for public  meetings.  The request of Mr. Wood, representing  the publication "Canada from Oceam to  Ocean" for a subscription of $000, was referee! to the finance committee.  Mayor Houston announced that he  might be absent from the city for a few  days, and on motion of alderman Gilker,  seconded by alderman Hillyer, alderman  Malone was appointed mayor during the  contemplated absence of mayor Houston.  The following accounts were passed and  ordered paid:  Lots $100 to  FRANK FLETCHER, Trustee.  BLACKSMITH!?... /\ND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING   <  Wagon   Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  arid custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts, flelson.  GREAT CLEARING SALE!  The   stock  consisting  Ladies'  Shoes,  reduced  sold   in  Must  of W.   H.   Graham,  of a full line of Men's,  and  Children's  will   be   offered  rates  to   clear,  next 90   days.     Call  and buy vourself rich.      Full  overshoes   in   stock.     Repair  in connection  with  store.  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.  Boots   and  at  greatly  be  early  ine of  shop  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to the townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  ' price-lists of the additiou, will please apply to him.  i F. C. INNES.  W. J. G. DICKSON  IRE-A-IH.   ESTATE  .A-isr-D co^vcavrissioosr ^.a-sasTT  HVCHsTHSTG-   BEOKEB  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NELSON.  JHE TREMONT  __Sr*E3I_,S01T  MALONE & TREGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is tho headquarters   or prospectors and miners.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  B"sr-r_-A."v*7*. isro.  23.  Wlu-reas tin; Corporation of Lho Cily of Ni-Non i.-i empowered to borrow such sum of money, not, exceeding  an amount equal to t lie total amount .of taxes upon  land or real property as shown by the revised assessment roll of the municipality for the proceeding year,  and bearing such rate of interest as may lie re.piisito,  lo meet the current, legal expenditure of the corporation which becomes payable nut of the annual revenue before the revenue for the year beronics payable  by the tax-payers:  And whereas to meet, the current legal expenditure of  the Corporation of the City of Nelson for the year 1S!��.  which becomes payable out. of the aiintml revenue for  the said year before such revenue becomes payable by  the tn.v-payors, it is requisite for the said corporation  to borrow the sum of five thousand dollars:  Therefore be it enacted by the municipal council of the  Corporation of the City of Nelson as follows:  1. It shall lie lawful for the Corporation of the Cily or  Nelson to borrow on the credit of the corporation from  any person or persons, llrm or firms, cornoration or corporation.) who mav be willing to advance Ihe same, llie  sum of the thousand dollars, bearing interest at a rale  not exceeding seven per centum perannum, lo meet the  current legal expendituru^f the said corporation winch  becomes payable out of tlie annual revenue for the year  1808 before such revenue becomes payable by the tax-  pavers. .  2. The monev so borrowed, together with Lhe interest  thereon, shall bun liability payable out of the municipal  revenue for the current year, and shall be payable anrl  repayable on or before the .'list day of December. 1S.I8.  A. 'The obligation l.o be given as mi acknowledgment;  of the liability hereby ant hoi Izert shall lie in the form of  a promissory 'note signed by the mayor and linnnce committee and'tlie city clerk, and shall bear the corporate  seal of the said corporation.  I. This by-law shall be cited for all purpose-as the  "Temporary Loan By-law. Xo. '-'.'), ISilS."  KOUNI)  can have  CouL'hlin.  Bv the undersigned, one bitch coolie. Owner  the siune by paying expense-.. Apply r-  ('. I*. It. yards. Nelson.  In house interiors, ofllce and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles., brackets, mouldings, book cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and hand  sawing. Orders for all sueli work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Directfrom Belgium expected this month. Rough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors \  Yard and branch.ollice foot of Ilendry.x Street  ""G. 0. BUCHANAN  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Bed Mountain Railways.  Tlje only all rail route without'change of cars  between Nelson ar\d Rossland, arid .  Spokat]e and Rosslaqd.  Leave  !l:-2(i a. in...  1-J.OOa. 111 .  8:00 a. ni...  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NKLSON      ROSSLAND    SPOKANE   Arrive  ..}..'._> p.m.  .2:50 p. ni.  .6:10 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  _A_.   C_   _E"W"_A_:__R.T  Room (J, Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson  School Teacher Wanted.  A iiualilied assistant teacher is required for the Nelson  Public School, duties Lo he assumed on Kebru.-iry 1st.  Applications will be received up till January '2,1th-, to be  addressed, E.G. AHTIIUIi. Seeretnrv.  Nelson. January I.ith, IS'.IS.  Certificate -of   Registration  of an  Provincial   Company.  "Comi'AXIks Act, l.S'JT."  Extra-  "riu-: _���__���!i'im-: consolidate!! .minim; company.  Registered the 27Lh day of December, 18117.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that [have this day registered  ���*-   the "Empiro Consolidated  Mining Company" asan  Kxtra-Provincial  Company under tlio "Companies Act.  1897."    ' .  ��� ' . ��� '.,'������  The head office of the Company is situate in the City of  Spokane, State of Washington, L*. S. A.   '���������"  The amount of the capital of the Company is SaOO.OOO,  divided into 50.000 shares of SKI each.  The head o/Iice of the Company in this province is situate at Ainsworth, Koolenay District, and .1. U". Smith, a  Notary Public, whose address is Ainswortli,' U. G.. is the  attorney for the Company.  The time of existence of the Company is fifty 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 ores1  and minerals: build, own. lease, and operate concentrators-, stamp mills, and all machinery and apparatus  which may be used in treating and reducing ores: buy,  own, lease and sell-real estate, mill sites, water rights,  water fronts and wharves: to build and operate and  equip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: fo  deal in all kinds of merchandise, and engage in all such  other things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the objects and purposes of this Corporation.  Given under my hand and seal of ofllce at Victoria,  Province of British Columbia, this 1.7th day of December,  1807. S. Y. WOOTTON.  ,. [T���.s.| Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Notice of Application to  Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that I, Frederick L. Newman,  intend to apply at the end of sixty days from date hereof  to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase KiO acres of unreserved, unoccupied, and unsiirveyed crown land, situate near the confluence of Meadow creek and Goat river, in the Goat  River mining division of West Kootenay. Hritish Columbia. F.'l.. NEWMAN.  Dated this i.(!lli day of November. 1S!)7.  |i__-.C_l_IITION.  Commencing at initial, post marked "F. L. N'ewiiian's  N. W. corner." thence doe south 10 chains, thence due  east 10 chains, thence due north 10 chains, thence ilue  west 10 chains to point of commencement, containing bid  acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. I intend to apply to the chief  commissioner of lands anil works for permission to purchase the following described lands.  iii.scnii-Tio.v.  Commencing al a post planted lino feet ca>lei-ly I'roin  railway in Slocan river valley anrl about ten miles from  Junction, marked XV. H. D.'s 8. K. corner, thence north  .SO chains, llicnce wesL lOc-haiiin. thence south 80 chains,  thence east 10 chains, to point of commencement, containing IWO acres more or less. XV. II. DOWSING.  Dated Nelson. B. C, December 'till, lSi)7.        |l>ee. llth|  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE  Section 11 of By-law No.!', of the Cily of Nelson, roads  as follows:  11. It shall be the duty of any occupant of any building fronting on any street.1 within the cily to keep tiie  sidewalk in front of such building in a. proper-.talc of  cleanliness, anrl no oreupniil. shall place the .sweepings or  ashes from his premise- on the public -I reels.  JOHN   IIOI'STON. Mavor.  Nelson, H. (';., December .'.1st, IS_I7.  Notice of Application  for   Liquor  License.  I hereby give notice that ,'!0 days from this date I intend to apply to lhe stipendiary magistrate nt. Nelson,  Wr-.si Kontei'iay district, for a license to sell lirpior by retail at ihe.Klondvl.c hotel at liob.-ou. H. ('.  JAMES GORMAN.  Dated lit Nelson. H. C Dec. lilh.  "Companies Act 1897."  Notice is hereby giveutbal Henry Hnni|;hton Thomson,  agent, has been appointed I lie attorney of the "Pyramid  Kootenai' Mining Company, Limited."  S. Y. WOOTON.  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Daled tbt 2Avd day of December. IS!I7.  Notice is heroby given ihat application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province "f Brili.-h Co-'  luiubin, at its next. he-��ion. for au act lo incorporate a  company to build, construct, equip, maintaiuunrl r.pei.ilo'*  . a line or lines of railway of standard or narrow guage,  for the purpose of carrying; freight, and passenger.-,  from  a point on the north shore of the, West Arm of Kooteiniv i  lake ui or near the City of Nelson, thence along ihe ^iid  arm'to Six-mile ereek; thence following Six-mile crcclt  ,to a point at. or near the -divide, btji.wecn Lemon and  Springer creeks, in  the1 dKtrict of   H e<-L. Koolenay and.  province   aforesaid, i with   power  fo  equip.   i-oiiMr'uet.  operate and maintain branch  lines tunny mine 1,1 in nei  or other points whatever within a radius of thirty miies  from any point aloii_r the line ofi-aid railway or terminus  thereof: and all ne'e.ess.. i y l.ridges, roadways and ferries,  anrl  to build, own' and maintain wharves, sreaniboats,  nnd docks In connection therewith: and  witli power of '  Using in  the operation  of sairl. railway or-any of ifs  branches, steam, electricity or other moi ive power: v\ iiii  the power to build, equip, maintain and operate I clegr..|ih  and telephone lines in connection with  the said railwny  anrl branches: anrl forlhetrnnsmi_>sio(i ofine.ssiigcs fort lie  public and commercial purposes: anrl logcncrnioelect! Ic-   '  lty for tho supply of light, heat and power:and wiihpouer  toexpropriale lands for the purnoscs or ihecompany, and  to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, donationc.downs, or  other aids from any government, muiiiuipn] corporations,  or other person or persons or bodies, ami Ir) lew and folded tolls from any persons using and on all freight of nil}    '  description or kind soever,  ras-ing over any of siieh  roads', railways, ferries, steamboats and wharv es built by    ,  the company: and with power to 'lease, make irallir: or  other arrangements1 with  railway, sleamboar. n'r other,  companion and for all other usual,anrl  neecssarv  or incidental powers, rights und privileges   iu any iiuy conducive to the attainment of the above objects or uny of  Lheni.        JOHN* ELLIOT, Solicitor for the Applicant's  Dated at Nelson,  Hritish Columbia,  thi- 20th dii.'ol  December, A. 1). 1S97."    ' l.I.iiiunry' l-i J  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuautto ihe.-'Creditor's Trust   Deeds. Act. IKK).*' anrl  Amending Acts. '->, .  Notice is hereby given that Arthur \\". Peek, trading  under the name, style anrl firm of A. W.-*Pook Jt Co . in  the City of Nelson, in the province of British Coliimbiu,  dealer m furniture anrl household supplies, carrying on  business there has by deed dated the Hist day of'Oecem-  ber. 1897, assigned full his personal estate, credits and  effects which may be seized and sold under execution,  and all his real estate to John Joseph Campbell, of Lhe  said City ot Nelson, accountant, in trust for the b'yneflt  of bis creditors. The siiirl deed was executed by the said  Arthur W. Peck and John.loseph Campbell on Ihe said  31st day of December. IS!I7. All persons having claims  against thf said A. W. Pock & Co. are required-oil or before lhe loth day of February, lSflS. to send tothe mid  trustee full particulars of the sameriuly verilled together  with particulars of any security held'by Ihein. Anrl  notice is.bereby.given that after the sairl 15th day of  February,. 1S!IS, the trustee will proceed to distribute* the  assets among those creditors whoso claims have been  lodged with him, and that he will not be responsible  after such date for tho assets m) distributed or any parr  thereof to any,person or persons, llrm or corporation of  whose debt or claim'heshall not then have received  notice.  A meeting of the creditors will be held at the otlice of  Erlward A. Crease, Baker street. Nelson. British Columbia, on Saturday, the SLh dnj of January, ISilS, al o.e  hour of 2 o'clock in the afternoon. '  EDWAUD A. CllKASE. Solicitor for tlie Trustee.  Dated at Nelson. B. C, this 31st day of December. 1897.  Notice     of  Application     for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  SNOWril.IDM.MIXI-lKAr. Cl.AI.M.ISITU ATE IN Til 11 SKlJSOS .M IN-  r.VG DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTRICT, ...Nil  LOCATED O.N WILD IKJICSE CIIIIUK AHOUT (INK MIM.  KHOM  TIIK TOWN OK  YMII..  Take notice that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as agent for  Iioberl Fullon I.orlri. free miner's certilicate No. MIS-MA, in  tend sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to the mining recorder fora certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section :.7, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. J. A. KIRK.  Dated this 11th day of January, 189S.        l.Ianuary lothl  Notice   of   Application. for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  OUBAT HOULDKi- KHAOTION MINKItAL CLAIM, SITUATI1  IN TIIK NKLSON MINIM. DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV  DISTKICT, AND LOCATIID ON TOAD MOUNTAIN AIIOL'T  ONE AND A HAI.K MILKS SOl'TllWEST 01" COTTONWOOD  LAKE.  Take notice Ihat I, Archie Mainwaring Johnson, acting  as agent for Herbert J. Wilson, free miner's certificate  No. 8,'),.-._;i, intendsixty daysfrom lhedalehereof, toappl.-i  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for I lie purpo.-e of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under seel ion  37, must be commenced before ihe'issuance of such certificate of improvements.''   . '\  AI'.CHIK MAiNWAKING JOHNSON.  Dated this 29th day of/October, 1897. [Nov. ULh]  Notice. of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  LAST CHANCE MINEUAL CI.J I.M. SITUATE IN TIIK NELSON  MININC! DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAV DISTI-.CT. ANL>  LOCATED ON TOAD MOUNTAIN AHOUT ONE AND A MALI-  MILES SOUTH WKST OK COTTONWOOD LAKK. ��  Take notice'that I, H. It. Bellamy, acting as agent for  Leonard liaynham, free miner's certificate No. 78,501, intend sixty days from the dale 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 Lhat action, under section .'-7. must be commenced before the issuance cf .such  certificate'of improvements. II. H. HELL All Y.  Dated this 29th day of October. 1S97. . [Nov. (>th |  Notice   of  Application   for   Certilicate   of  Improvements. \ ���  K.MILY MINEUAL CLAIM. SITUATE IN TIIK .VI_I___(JN .MININC  DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY DISTI-ICT. AND LOCATED  Al-Ol'TONEAND A IIALK MILKS SOUTH WEST OK COTTONWOOD   LAKE.     , .  Take notice that I, It. H. Bellamy, acting as agent for  George Davies. free miner's certificate No. 7S,592,'intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to lhe,mining  recorder for a certificate of 'improvements.'for', the pur-,  pose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. Anrl  further, take notice that action, under section 37, musl  beeoiiinienced before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements. H. H. BELLAMY.  DaterLlhis 29th day of October. 1897. [Nov. tith]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate ; of  Improvements.  HYWATEIt MINEUAL CLAIM. SITUATE IN* THE NELSON  .MINING DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAV DISTKICT. AND  LOCATEP ON TIIK NOItTII SIDE OK WILD HOUSE CHEEK  AHOUT SEVEN MILES EAST UK TIIE XELSON AND KOKT  SIIKI'I'AIID   UAILWAV.  Take notice that I, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Philip White, free .miner's certillcale No. 9S.2II. intend  sixty days from lhe dale hereof, to 'apply lo the mining  recorder for a certillcale of improvements, for the purpose,of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further.take notice lhat action, under section 37.  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.       SAM CELL. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated this 28th day of October. 1897. [Dec. Ith|  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  of  IH'I-ON .MINKItAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN TIIK NELSON MININO  DIVISION OK WEST  KOOTENAY DISTHIl.T. AND I.OCATED  ON   TOAD   MOUNTAIN   AIIOI'T ONE AND  A   HAI.K  MILES  SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD  LAKE.  Take notice that I. II. It   llellaniy. acling as  agent  for  William   Delaney. free  miner's certificate  No. 1 .'!.*__>a. ill-  lend sixly days from  the date  hereof, lo apply  lo  the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of Lhe above  claim.   And further take- notice thai action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements. II. It. HELLA.MY.  Dated this Kith day of October, 1S97. [Nov. tith|  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that A. S. Karwell. acting as agent for  The Nel-ou-Poornian Gold Mining Company. Limited,  hits'tiled the necessary papers and made application I'or  a crown grant iu favor of tin- mineral claim "Hard-  scrabble." situated on Eagle creek in the Nelson mining  division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants,  if any. musl llie their objections with me within till days  from' the dale of the lirsl publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  O. G. DENNIS. Government  Agent.  fluted at Nelson, H. (.'., November 8th, IS97.  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 ami  works, for permission to purchase 80 acres of loud, situate in the  West Kootenav district.     I). G. KLNT/C.  Dated Nelson. November*Kith. IS!I7. [Nov. 2Utb|  DESCItllTION.  Commencing nt the N. XX'. corner of  Lot   l.V>. Group I.  thence south 10 chains along the western boundary of  said lot. thence,   west   211 chains, thence  north in chains.  thence cast twenty chains tothe point of enmniciiceiiicut.  License.  mil  Notice of Application  For Liquor  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I iiili  to applv to tin- slipendary umgistriitc at Nelson. Wesi  Kooteniiy disLrict. for a license lo -ell liquor by retail at  my holer, known as the Empire, at Sandy Creek, about  live mill's from Nelson, on lhe Pooruian trail.  W. SMITH.  I Hit cil at, Nelson. Dec. IMIlh. 1897.  1   I  m  I  H  -'-'j 4  THE -TRIBUNE: ,��� NELSON,  B.C.,  SATURDAY, JA.OTAR^^ 1898.  1$.  >--.'  57!  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The full court has; dismissed the appe-il  of the llall, Mitif.s ,-��.tr.-ii 11-1 a verdict of  $1000 dam'.-iires, which u-;ts sftcurtid by  Samuel L. Moore for tlie loss of an eye.  In January last Moore ivh. ..mployod by  the Hull JMities, as , n . mucker. He was  working with a miner named (Edwards.  ��� and while picking out a piece oi" rock in  accordance with I'.rlw.ird-,' instructions, a  shot which had mis-sod fire exploded and  severely injured him. The ease came before justice Drake and a'special jury in  Xelson in Seplember, .\Iuore being repre-  ��� sented by W. A. Maedonalcl. Q. C. .The  jurors who gavt! Moure the verdict were  A. II. Clentents, Duncan Mr-Donald, Geo.  Ste-veiisnn, Thomas Booth, II. J.. Cameron,  Ivenueth Curtis, ' James McDonald anel  Gorman West.  iri  A second paymenC.,of $3000 is reported  , to have been made on the Referendum  group on l^orty-nine creek. A five-stamp  mill has been hauler! to the property and  .is being put in position, and by the time  the mill is readv it is said there will be  plenty of ore. The price of the group i.s  said to be $30,000. in small payments extending over a period of  twelve months.  'TV. J. Goepel will   hold a court of revis-  ,   ion and1 appeal   in   tho   court   house  on  Monday next.  Mayor Houston, Alderman Teetzel and  Fred Irvine were among the passengers  who left Nelson Friday morning, for  Moyie.  Geo. Beer, local ticket agent for the  Canadian Pacific- Railway company, will  leave for llie coast next week, where he  will be stationed.  Chief of Police McKinnon left this week  for New Westminster, havine in charge  the prisoners Demers and Hvans, who  have .3-year terms to work out for housebreaking, u  A dance will be given in the Carney  hall Thursday evening by the Nelson  Dramatic club.  Johann YVulffshot., of Vancouver, who  is interested iu the Ne sou-Poorman property, makes the statement that an agent  of Bewick, Moreing & Co., named $240,-  000 as a conservative estimate of the value  of the Poorman group, iucluding the 10-  stamp mill.  James Neelands and Julius Ehrlich will  commence the manufacture of cigars in  Nelson on February 1st.  The management of the Nelson cafe has  made arrangements I'or a special dinner  tomorrow evening. The bill of fare appears in another column.  The Vancouver Board of Trade has au  ���advertisement in another column, setting  out tlie advantages of Vancouver as an  outfitting point for all bound for the  Klondike.  nzsxrs-  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.  o  BIG- DISCOUNT-Fc* the next 30 days we will  give a discount of 20 per cent for, cash off all  purchases for Heating Stoves, including Box  Stoves, Parlor Stoves and Queens.  We will also sell the balance, of our stock of  Skates at cost....'      ' r  Big reduction in prices of Crockery and Glassware. A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  always on hand at close prices.  COKNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  We have received a complete line of these  goods. We guarantee to you every pair  of Scissors and every Razor.  au/renei  u/a  Murder by an Indian in Cariboo. ���  Lewis G. Elkins, a young Wimlishman,  was shot dead at a small trading post  near Tatla lake, by an Indian on December ,'iOth. A few days after the shooting,  his body was found by his brother and  some friends, who were returning from a  New Year's gathering a.G5"Ji. Kranklin's.  After burying the body';''Franklin, Skinner, McLynchie-and the brother started  in pursuit, of the Indian and caught  him near Chilco lake, and are now en  route to the J."50-Mile house with their  prisoner. The Indian confessed to the  murder, and has given the particulars of  the shooting. Ife says that Elkins refused  to allow him to sleep in his cabin, so he  shot him in the back of the head. After  the shooting he locked the cabin, broke  into the store, stole a suit of clothes, put  them on, took a horse from the stable and  went off.   Lawyer Mills Springs a Sensation.  A sensational affidavit has been filed iu  the Supreme Court at Victoria in the case  of Van Volkenburg vs. Western Cattle  Company, respecting the winding up of a  butcher business. 8. P. Mills, solicitor for  the plaintiff, put in an affidavit over his  own signature, which alleged that V. R.  Jirown, acting for the defendant company, which is allied with the British  Columbia Laud and investment Company, the strongest financial institution  in .British Columbia, had offered him  (Mills) $500 to throw up his brief. Brown  flatly denied tiie charge.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  r:it__AT iioui.uki:   i-kactiox   uinkuai.  claim, siti.ati-:  IN  Till: NKLSON  .MINI.V.i   MVIMON ON VVI.ST KOOTKN.. V  OISTIIHT.   ,\.\li   I.OC..TKI.  ON  TO..II   .MOUNTAIN    AHOUT  ONI_A.NI> A  II M.r .MILLS M.I'TI I H'llaT Ol-' COTTON Wooll  LAIC I..  Take notice Ili,-iI. I, Archie Miu'liU.iri-ig.JuliiisOu, acting  .-is agenl   fin- Herbert .1. Wilson, free  miner's certificate  No. X'.'-'-M. intend sixty days from t lie date hereof. to apply  to the milling recorder l'or;i certilicate of improvements,  for  llie  purpose of obtainini; a crown Kraut of tlie aliovo  claim. And further take notice that action, undersection  :.7. musl becominc'cod liefore tlie issuance of Mich cerlilieale of improvements.  ARCIIIF ."UA IN WAKING JOHNSON.  Hated this-JOth day of October, 1S1I7. |Nov. (ilh|  OFFERING OF CAPITAL STOCK  Five hundred shares of the capital stock of the Nelson  Electric Light Company, Limited, are offered for subscription at par ($10 per share). Subscribers on allotment, will  be required to pay one-third cash; one-third in 30 days,  and one-third in 60 days. For further particulars apply to  either of the undersigned.     J. FRED HUME, President,  J. H. MATHESON. Secretary,  JOHN HOUSTON, Manager.  In order to reduce our stock we - will offer for next week only a special discount of  20 per cent on purchases of $1 or upwards, of soap shown in our window.  We  have  a  great variety to choose from, regular prices running  from  5 cents to  $1.50 a cake.  This is a rare opportunity to keep clean a little cost.  We ape offering' the balance of this season's Dress Patterns  at real bargain prices for the  Winter Trade.  Our Boots and Shoes are moving rapidly  Note the great  reduction which 25  per cent off means.  Ladies" iJuiigol.t l.titluii  i.i mis, regular price $2.75 now 62.00 , Ladies5 SI rap (Slippers                 ������              ������            .. $2.75 now $2.00  Ladies' I'Yoncli Kid Mutton  Moots         ������           . 3.50 now    2.65 j Misses Dongola Mutton Moots                 ������            . 1.75 nuw     1.30  Ladies''  Kid-toe Slippers, hand turned  "           . 2.00 now     1.50 ' Misses Pehhle Mutton Moots                   ������ 1.50 now     1.15  Mows" strong  Lcasher   Moots from $1,00  up         Men's Heavy and   Fine   Footwear al   correspond iiii;' prices.  Outfit and start from  because  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER  VANCOUVER  make.  VANCOUVER  i.-. the easiest, place  on eat-Ill to yet lo.  iri   tlie   lie;  Alaska.  goods are tlie cheapest  and  best on  tlie coast.  4-     VrtlVt/UU VJ_,I\   dutv,   being    Canadian  freight is last on board  and   lirst disembarked.  Practical men know the value of this pointer.  runs   it  own  steamers,  and     all      north-going  VASCOl'VKU.  VANCOUVER  steamers call at  Maps and information given free  XX'. CODFliFV  From now* until New Year  we will offer our Boots and  Shoes at Greatly Reduced  Prices.  President Hoard of Trade,  Vancouver, Ji. C.  We must move our  stock on hand. Having*  bought heavily for spring and  g'oods on   shelf  must   move.  ii yon have any birtto you wi��li to have -.tutted,  and deel' heads or antler.-, lo mount, nr any  other work in the taxidermist's line see George  Shicll.  Its- your  own  if you  of this  fail  to take advantage  sale.     So come early.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. O.  AI  ,1.   WORK    LF.FT   AT   XV.   F.   T I-_ FT/-K L   A;   CO.'S  I. I.(T_ STORK PROMPTLY ATTFNPFD TO  LTJ  "T"/���1  The  e 0  Shoe Co.  BUY HIM   A  Pair of Slippers    Silk Handkerchief   Gladstone Traveling Bag  Salisbury Traveling Bag    Club Traveling Bag    Silk Umbrella    Silk Tie  or  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  I,AST CIIANCK MI.VKI-AI- CI.������ I.M. SITUATE IN TIIK NKl.SON  MININO DIVISION OI-1 WKST . KOOTKNAV DIH'I'KICT, A.VI.  UK'ATi. 1> ON TOAD MOUNTAIN AIIOU.T.ONK AND A HAI.K  .MIUOS HOl'TIIWI.ST OK  COTTONWOOD V.AKK.  Take notice tliat I. II. 1!. JMIiimy, acting as agent for  Leonard linynhain. free miner's cerlilieale Xo. 78,.'>!II, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under section A7, must beeoiiinienced before the issuance of such  cei-Lilicate of improvements. II. I!.HI'.LLAMY.  Dated this __!Hh day of October. 18117. (Nov. lit.li|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  K.MII.V .M1NI.UAJ, CI.AI.M. SITUATE IN THK NKI.SON .MINING  DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DI.STI'.ICT. AND ..Of.'ATKI.  AHOUT (INK AND A HAI.K MII.KS SOUTH WKST OF COTTONWOOD   I.AKK.  Take notice that I, II. I!. Bellamy, acting as agenl for  George Ilavies, free miner's certificate Xo. 7S.;VJ__, intend  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply lo the mining  recorder'for a certilicate of improvements, fur the purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above claim. And  further take nolice I hat action, under section 37, must  be commenced liefore the i.-snanee of such ccrtilicale of  improvements. . II. II. I.KM.AM Y.  J),tied this Sltli dav of October, 181)7. |Xov. (ith|  Instruct ions   given   on  the violin, Mandolin   _  ban jo.   Terms Reasonable.   Orchestra furnished  for all occasions.  FRANK  li. IIARPFR. Tremout TRitcl, Nelson.  WKST HAKFR STRIOET  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  B"_r-x-,-A."w 3sro. 23.  SUNDAY DINNER MENU.  Notice of Application  For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given thai ,'to day.- after dale I intend  lo apply le tlie stipendary iiiiigiMmto al Nelson, Wcs!,  Kootenay di-Jriot, I'or a license to sell li(|tior by retail at  my hotel", kiiown as ,'hc Kmpire, at .Sandy Creek, cbout  live miles from Nelson, on the I'oormaii trail.  XV. .SMITH.  Jlaled at Nelson, Dec. :__.lli. I��I7.  Wherea. the Corporation  of the City ol  Nelson  is em-  powered to burrow such sum of money, not. exceed ine;  an 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,  and hearing such rate of interest as may be refpnsile,  to meet the current legal expenditure of the corporation which  becomes payable out of (lie annual revenue before the revenue for Hie year becomes payable  by lhc tax-payers:  And  whereas to meet   the current legal exnenditure of  '    the Corporation of the City of NnNon fertile year 1S1IS.  which become.', payable out of the annual revenue for  t he said vear before such revenue becomes payable by  the lax-payers, it is requisite I'or the said corporation  to'bori-ow tlie simi of live thousand dollars:.  Therefore be it enacted  by the municipal council of the  Corporation of the City of Xelson as follows:  I     II ^Inill be lawful for the Corporation of the City of  Nelson lu borrow on  the credit   of the enrporat ion from  anv Ticr-en or .persons, llrm  or lirms, corporation or corporations who nuiv be willing to advance the same, tho  iuni ofllve thousand dollars, hearing interest nl a rale  not exceeding seven per centum  per annum, to meet the  current legal expenditure of the said corporation which  becomes pavable out of Ihe annual revenue for the year  IS!)S before such  revenue becomes  payable by  thetax-  ���''''>CT'he inonev -o borrowed, together with tlie interest  thereon, shall be a liability payable out of the municipal  revenue for the current year, and shall be payable and  repayable on or before the :11st day ol December.   WIS.  ":.. 'The obligation l.o lie given as an acknowledgment  of the liability hereby authorized shall be ui the term of  n promissory "note signed by llie mayor and inance committee and'Hie cily clerk, and shall bear the corporate  seal of the .-aid corporation.      . ,, ,,  I. This by-law shall he cited lor. all purposes as llie  "Tempnriiry Loan Hy-law. No. 2A. IS'IS."  ('ons  Eastern Oysters  Soup  loiiuno       Ox .Joint a la Anglaise  risil  Fresh Herring, a la Maitrc d'Hotel  I.OII.I-D  Spring Chicken Val-au-venl  Ox Tongue Ramoulii  ENTKKKS  Oyster Patties u la Royal Fresh Deviled (.'rah Sou flic  (.loose Liver in  Full' Paste  l-OAST  Loin of Heef and ^���ol���kshiIo Pudding  Turkev and Strawberry  Stutred Duck  Or anv ot the  hundred and  one useful  thing's that we have that are easily  within . reach of tlie most limited  means.  P. O. STORE  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A.  GIL  do  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  Jam  and French  Peas  Ham  (_OI.ll  .MKA'I'S  Lamb  Shrimp  ANIJ  SAI.AD.S  Pork Venison  .Salad  I.KI.ISIIK.S  Celery       (^ueeii Olives       Pickled Heels  Vl.fi I.T.\I!I.I-'K  Mashed  Potatoes      Caulillower in ('ream  ���Sweet Corn  i-AS-iin'  Apple I'ie       Mince Pie       Raspberry Tarts  Knglish Plum Pudding I.randy Sauci-  .Siniwberry (-ream Pull's  for my  t s  Drinks of all kinds served at the table.  Dinner from .*i:_iii In S n'olock.    Regular Dinner, at) Cents  Jacob Dover's Jeweler Store  ,-.;r   n.'���..'{,-���,., ���.-...;?. f �����"..?)���...   .-.: ���."-_.,  .-..' ���r,;-i^.-i-J. .l..1   ��� ' ...n:       r '���'���.-���  _������*���"-    r! ���   ���.,:r......-i.',.-���  . ��� ^! '.-..��� A i.C . .   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