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 i\\  *>r.  * '.���*��� Vq  t:  ^'  *���?',  Has  Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines,  SIXTH   FEAR.-NO, 3"S.  NELSON,  BRITtSH   COLUMBIA, 'SATURDAY,1 JULY   30,1898.  Has   a   Mineral   Output    of   Upwards   01   C r r-  Million    Dollars    Every    Month    '  !r.   The   Year  TWO   DOLLARS  A YEAR.  CROW'S   NEST   RAILWAY.  The Road to be Through to Koctenay Lake  by the Middle, of October.  Contractor Haney is pushing work on  the Crow's Nest road. On Saturday last  the track was laid within sixteen miles of  Wardner. .From MacLeod to Bull Head a  regular train is run three times a week,  and passengers can travel in comparative  comfort that far. To Bull Head the track  is in good shape, and the trains invariably make their time.  From Bull Head lo Coal Creek, now  called Fernie, where the extensive coal  mines are located, is probably the most  interesting part of the trip. lb is between  these points that the celebrated loop is  located. This loop is a nice piece of engineering, the line dropping several hundred feet from the mountain side into the  valley inthe form of a letter S. The track  ' around the loop is not in extra good shape  yet, though large gangs of men arecou-  stantly employed lifting, surfacing, etc.,  and every day sees a marked improvement.  Coal Creek, about the brilliant future  of which so much is heard, is not a very  imposing looking city just now. It is as  yet only a collection of log shacks, principally hotels. The rails were due to reach  Wardner on Monday, and the contractors  expect to have the road completed to  lvootenay lake by the middle of October.  The contractors on the Moyie portion of  the road have practically finished their  work, and are turning off their men and  preparing to leave. J. llaskins left on  Monday for the lower end of the road to  finish his contract near there. McBeath  & Peters are practically through with  their work aud will soon be pulling out.  Cowau <t O'Neil, who had the tunnel contract, have moved their outfit and left for  this city.  R.. Balfour's bridge gang, with J. Me-  Davittin charge, has completed the bridge  crossing the Moyie river at the foot of the  lake and are now working oivtho bridge  at the head of the lake. YV. S. Cranston,  the engineer in charge of this division, is  measuring the work and giving the estimates.  Tiio Six-mile Wagon Road.  Work upon the Six-mile wagon road is  progressing slowly. Much slower, in fact,  than there is any reason for. The length  of the road is estimated at thirteen miles.  Work was commenced upon  the road  by  the government on .June 15th, and on Saturday last but .'3000 feet of the road had  been graded. At this rate oi progress it  will take something like two years and a  half to complete the work. As the construction of this road means a great deal  to the merchants of Nelson as well as to  the owners of mineral claims at the head  of Lemon creek, it would be good policy  for the government to push things a little  faster. Already one companj-���the Oro  Mining <t Milling Company���is waitingto  get machinery over the road, and has a  10-stamp mill on the beach at the Koote-  nay lake end, destined for the Golden  Wedge group, aud there are other companies in much the same predicament.  The advantage of the Six-mile route lies  in the fact that as it affords an easy grade,  freighting charges over it will be comparative light, while from the lvootenay  lake terminus claim owners have the advantage of railway and steamboat competition. The government can, in part,  make good its boast of being largely responsible for the mineral development of  Kootenay by rushing this road through.  The Road to Boundary Creek.  The Canadian Pacific Railway officials  report a scarcity of men on the work of  construction ��� between Arrow lake and  Boundary. J. E. Stevens, chief engineer  for the contractors, has stated that until  the contractors could have some assurance that the supply of men could be increased no effort would be made to scatter the work, but that it would be concentrated on the worst portions of the  road during the good weather. He expected to have about 2,000 men at work at  the summit near the North Fork early in  August and possibly at other points on  the Boundary side of the divide. Mr.  Stevens was one of the chief engineers for  the Great Northern railway, but resigned  his position to accept that of chief engineer for the contractors.  when the Moorhead ditch will be completed and the immense' reservoirs'filled  at Moorhead lake with two sets of giants  working a mile apart on different parts of  the great mine. Of the balance of the  gold brought down one lot was .$.'#00, one  $1000, and one .$1000. These lots were  from Horsefly and Barkerville, the results  of the mill run on cement. At the Horsefly all is said to be very satisfactory aud  that the cemented gravel has yielded on  an average more than twice as high as  last year. This is only rumor, but it is  now believed that the properly-is on a  paying basis, and that work will be continued from now on. Mr. Ward brought  down also $."5000 in dust, the result* of  three days' run in one part of the mine  where they had to wash up on account ol'  moving boxes.  The McLeans Get, tho Long Tumid.  The outfit belonging to J. G. and \V. O.  McLean reached Brooklyn Wednesday.  The McLeans have secured the contract  to bore the tunnel, 3,100 feet, and several  miles of grading near the tunnel site.  The approaches to the cut will be open  rock work several hundred feet in length.  The tunnel proper is b\100 feet long, and  will be worked with air drills at the  Brooklyn end of the work It is expected  130 men will be employed for a year in  the construction of this work. McLean  Bros, have the contract also for building  the several miles of switchback across the  summit.        __ <  Two Oppositionists to Flop.  "We have reliable information to the  effect that at least two of the late elected  opposition members will stand by Mi'.  Turner when the house convenes in February." Theabove is from the Turner government's organ in Xe\v West in ins lor. ft  may be a campaign lie somewhat overdue  or it may be a statement of fact. As  premier Turner has stated that he has no  intention of resigning, but will meet the  legislature possibly in February it will  probably bo some months before the  people will have a chance to determine  whether it is false or true.  and Spain."' [lis descendants have in  more than one instance, given able and  capable men to the service of their country. .Recently a younger brother of lord  Minto, the Hon." A. R. I). Eliott. was  elected as member for Durham in the imperial parliament after a hard, contest.  Lord Minto i�� not a stranger to Canada,  having from 1883 to 1885 been military  secretary to the marquis of Lansdowne,  while the latter was governor-general of  Canada. Jii politics lord Minto is a liberal-  unionist.  MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  RICH   LITTLE   PORTO   RICO.  The Quesn Bess Wagon Road.  John Hirsch, of this city, lias completed  a preliminary survey for the Queen Bess  wagon road. The route will be from a  point close to Lovett's mill at Sandon  over the Wonderful trail, and on around  the hill to a junction with the Idaho road,  a distance of five miles. Jt will be approximately a five percent, grade. The  road will cost $8,000. The provincial government wiii put up $-1,000, the Queen  Bess $1,000 and the K. it S. will also make  a substantial subscription. The mine  owners of the Idaho basin  and  the citi  zens of Sandon will  be asked to  the balance.  iroduce  Large Force at the Athabasca.  Work upon the construction of the mill  for the Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited, is  going ahead nicely, and the company expects to drop the first stamps about September 1st. The mill is a 10-stamp affair,  and is being constructed by Frank Beard.  The mill will be completed much sooner  than September, but it is expected that  the construction of the tramway and  work in the matter of bringing down the  water power will take some time. The  tramway is a gravity surface tramway  2200 feet in length. The company expects  to secure a water power of between 00 and  70 horse power during the lowest season.  There are between 75 and SO men working  ing the company's mine aud on the improvements.  , ���   Returns of;i Cariboo Wash-ups,  Last week the Ashcroft stage brought  $73,700 worth of gold from the Cariboo  hydraulic claims, of which $."53,300 was  from the Cariboo Hydraulic mine, the result of the first run this reason at that  mine. The result was better by some  thousands than was expected. The  next wash-up, if the water holds out, will  be very large. But for the great results  the owners  must  wait until  next  year,  Strike Made in the Eli.se.  The Lerwick Mining Company is meeting with every encouragement in the development of the Elise mine in the Vmir  district. Some good ore has been taken  from a three-foot seam in the tunnel  which assayed $32.-10 in gold and $22.10 in  silver. The tunnel on the Elise is now in  a distance of about 307 feet, and it is  thought that in 13 feet more the ledge  will be encountered. The vein is six feet  wide aud the tunnel will tap it at a cleptli,  of 125 feet.   MacPherson's Opinion of Cassiar.  Robert Macpherson, of Vancouver, returned Friday morning from Cassiar,  where he has been doing active missionary  work in the cause of good government.  Mr. Macpherson says that Cassiar is practical l5r a unit against Turnerism, and will  only elect men who will promise to oppose  Turner. The three candidates running  there arc not government candidates. Mr.  McTavish is an oppositionist and Mr. Clifford classes himself as an independent.  Good Strike on Virginia.  Among the most important strikes in  Rossland is the one that has just been  made on the Virginia. In that property,  in the 300-foot level in the drift, at a point  about 110 feet from, the shaft, there has  been encountered an ore chute that is  now known to be 28 feet wide, and the  foot wall has not yet been reached. In  this ore chute there is a paystreak nine  feet wide which will average" over $.10 to  the ton. '  Trout Lake Steamor Running.  The steamer Victoria, built this spring  at Trout Lake City, has made several  satisfactory trips to the foot of the lake.  She.is a square-bowed scow about 70 feet  long, with engines and a stern wheel, and  much resembles the lllecillewaet on the  Arrow lakes. She was built by Captain  N. P. Roman for himself, .1. A. Ma gee, of  Comaplix, and others.  Miner Injured at Whitewater.  Phillip Christenson, a miner employed  on the Whitewater Beep property, was  injured Saturday. With other workmen  he had put hi two blasts, only one of  which exploded. He carelessly went into  the drift, and before he could get away  the other charge went off. Tie was struck  in the head by a flying rock and was  severely injured.  Who the New Man Is.  The earl of Minto has been appointed  to succeed his excellency, theearl of Aberdeen, as governor-general oi'Ca.nm'la. This  peerage was originally conferred on admiral Eliott for���to use Macaulny's words  ���"his memorable defense of Gibraltar  against the  fleets and armies  of'France  At,'Monday afternoon's session of the  city council the report of the public  works committee was received and  adopted.' The committee recommended  the construction of 8-inch sewers on <he  following streets: on Cedar street from  Baker to Water street; Vernon street,  from1 Cedar to Park street; on the alley  in block 70, from Cedar to Park street;,  and on the alley in block 58, from Cedar  street to the general hospital. The committee also recommended the performance of the work set out in the city engineer's report.  Mayor Houston reported that he had  received the following tenders for city  debentures: Bank of British Columbia  for $5,000 worth at 99 cents; Merchants  Bank of Halifax for $20,000 worth at par:  and Bank of Montreal for the whole issue  of $05,000 at 08i cents.  Mayor Houston also reported that proceedings had been commenced by R. M.  Macdonald, on behalf of Dr. Arthur, to  quash by-law No. 3J.  At Wednesday afternoon's session tho  public: works committee reported upon  the tenders received for sewer supplies.  The committee recommended that the  tenders of 11. J. Evans & Co. for sewer  pipe and cement and the Balfour Brick  Co. for 35,000 bricks be accepted. The  committee also recommended tho purchase of Noll & Thompson's tools at  $171.30. The city engineer was instructed  to prepare plans and specifications for  sewerage extensions, and report at the  next meeting. He was also instructed to  require premises on streets on which  sewers have been constructed to connect  with the same.  Mayor Houston way authorized to purchase man-hole covers and other sewer  material and supplies, preference to be  given to local manufacturers.  Bright Outlook for Ymir.  Ymir ri.iuer : There arc a,\. piOsi-.nl ..:.4Ivor ten properties working in the A'icinity  of Vmir, and a good number of them will  put in machinery during the summer and  fall. There are at present two concentrators and three stamp mills under construction, all of which will be completed  within the next few months. From present indications the coming fall will see  Vmir a very lively camp. Although wc  have experienced some dull times during  the past few months, there is no reason  why we will not see good times in Ymir  yet. With several hundred men working,  lis there will be within the next sixty or  ninety days, Ymir will have a pay roll  second to no camp in British Columbia.  There are at present 200 men working on  the different properties around Vmir, and  placing the wages of these men at $3.50 a  day, the regular miners' wages, this  would at present give Vmir a pay-roll of  $21,000 per month.  What Hill May Make on the Deal.  With respect to the absorption of the  Corbin railway systems by the Great  Northern Railway Company, James J.  Hill may be credited with having made a  clever financial transaction. Men acquainted with stock dealings arc satisfied  that the Great Northern bought in its-  Spokane Falls it Northern stock for not  over !)0. This road is bonded for $2,8)2,-  000, and the amount of capital is the same.  The bonds draw 0 per cent interest and  are clue in 1939, or nearly forty years  hence. The Great Northern in control, it  becomes responsible for the payment of  the bonds and the money kings will not  be slow in bidding for such. desirable  securities. It will be an easy matter for  .Air. 1 till to run up the price to 120 when it  becomes known that the roach's in a position to pay dividends, and the-profit on  the stock will be considerable. The  same fchingiippli.es equally to the X. <t l<\  S. and R. M. systems.  Gold Strike Near Whitewater.  The Kootenaian reports a gold strike on  the ibex trail, two and a half miles from  the town of Whitewater. The lead is  about IS inches in width, and has been  opened by cuts in two places,'about 50  feet apart. Six sets of samples have been  taken. The first averaged $31. None of  the others have given averages less than  $50. The property was located several  years ago by Billy Moulsc. Archie-  Fletcher acquired a .half and T. J. Leu-  drum, of Ainsworth, took half. Hughy  Fletcher bought out Mr. Londrum, and  with the exception of a small interest  taken back by Motilse, the Fletchers now-  own the property, which consists of three  claims.'   Surveying for tho Lardeau Railway.  A. E. Doneet, of Montreal, left Revel-  stoke Tuesday morning for Arrowhead,  to commence a survey for a railroad from  that point through the Lardeau to Kootenay lake. It is believed that this line is  intended to become a portion of the  Crow's Nest railway system, and the connecting link bet ween it and the main line.  Wonderful Possibilities of the Island Which  the United States Want.  Tho little island of Porto Bico, lying  southeast of Cuba, with San Domingo  intervening, is only about one hundred  miles long (east and west), and forty  broad. But it is so packed full of riches  that a 'population of S00,000, generally  la/.y, illiterate and unskilled, are able to  pay $3,000,000 tribute to Spain each year,  support a Spanish army and a horde of  Spanish office holders, and live very comfortably themselves.  Porto Rico has had a stormy, history'  since Columbus discovered it in M93, or  more accurately, since Ponce de Leon  founded its present capital, San Juan, in  1510. lie began with a terrible slaughter  of natives, and Spain or her enemies have  kept war and oppression a chronic condition there ever since.  Its population, according to the census  of IS97, the latest, was 800,70S, of which  about 150.000 are white, 2-10.000 mulattoes,  and 75,000 negroes. Only one in eight are  classed as literate, but a majority of those  can only read, not having reached the ad-  , vanced stage of learning which affords  them the joy of writing.  Physically, the island presents a variety  of conditions which would not be looked  for on such a modest bit of territory by  one accustomed to the larger scale of topography prevailing in the Unites States. A  mountain range runs from coast to coast,  east and west, rising in the eastern district to a height of 3080 feet, and the deep  canyons, cutting down to the Carribeau  Sea on the south and the Atlantic on the  north, are sources of innumerable water  courses, no less than forty of them being  large enough for inland navigation by  trading craft.  The country on the northern slope of  the mountain range, is as rich agricultural land, it is said, as is found anywhere  in the world, raising the maximum of  crops with the minimum of cultivation,  while to the south of the mountains the  lands require artificial irrigation to produce good crops. This great difference in  so small an area is all the more remarkable as in the '; wet" portion of the island  the average annual rainfall is sixty-four  inches.  Spaniards have been cultivating the  land for four centuries, but they exterminated a people, who were wise in the  arts of agriculture, and today only a very  small proportion of the arable land has  ever been cultivated, chiefly, it seems, because there are no roads by which produce can, be carried to shipmu.;? points except, over the rich lowh-.nclsnear'the coast.  But even under a system calculated to  make a Vaukeo farmer groan for the  waste of possibilities, the Porto llicans  raise enormous and rich crops. Here is a  list of the principal crops: Sugar, molasses, tobacco, coffee, rice, cotton, maize,  plaintains, oranges, bananas, pineapples,  and a score of other fruits, honey and  cocoanuts. They mine and export salt,  as well as sugar, building stone and  marble, and it is known that the hiils contain gold, copper, tin, lead and iron,'but  the inhabitants lack the skill, enterprise  and capital to develop these mineral  riches.  Of the good things which Porto Rico  raises in excess of her own needs, and  which she exports, the United States take  more than any other country, even more  than Spain. The mother country takes  about one-sixth of the total, and ou the  balance a high export duty is charged to  help swell the enormous tribute exacted  by Spain.  Besides the salt ponds, which the government owns and works, the only resource besides agriculture which tho  natives depend upon is found in the very  rich forests, wherein are no less than 500  varieties of trees, many of them exceedingly valuable. All this industry is carried on practically without railroads, less  than 100 miles of poorly built aud  equipped tracks being in operation, and  the wagon roads dwindle into mule paths  a few miles back of the coast.  The climate of Porto Rico is much  superior to that of Cuba, seldom exceeding 97 degrees, aud sinking to 08 at night.  But even at the hottest it is not vexed  with much humidity,, the air being''kept  generally free of moisture by the prevailing northeast wind.  But Porto Ricaus act on the belief that  they will do.more work in the course of  the year if they cio none at all when the  sun is fiercest, so for three hours in the  middle of the day when the thermometer  is highest they cease all work. Fven at  other hours, those most favorable for  labor, they go about the struggle for life  ina. leisurely manner. As little energy  as the Cubans have, by our standards, the  Porto Ricaus have less.  This is shown in 'the lack of energy  they display in their periodic attempts to  free themselves from Spanish rule. They  have attempted this often, but always  have given up after a struggle which  would only have encouraged the Cubans.  Among the white natives there is. the  large number of 25,000 who are. not of  Spanish descent, and among.these it is interesting to note that the rebellious feeling against Spain' are aroused more by  social than political wrongs.  [jet it be understood that the Spanish  captain-genera! of course appointed  by  the crown -and his large stall' of military  and civil officers, all from Spain, form a  society into which even the wealthiest  and most accomplished native Porto  R.iean may never hope to enter, fie finds  himself looked down upon as a social inferior, not only by the officers, but by the  private Spanish soldier he helps to  maintain.  It is this class of Porto Ricaus, more  perhaps than the poorer class, as in Cuba,  who will   most  rejoice  in   the  liberation  from Spain which will be speedily effected for them by the expeditions now being fitted out to carry United States-  troops to the outposts of San Juan, the  capital, which has already been bombarded by Sampson, as it has been in the  past by Drake in 1595. by the' duke of  Cumberland in 1598, by Baldwin Heinrich  --who failed in his attempt and lost his  life-in 1015. by the English in 1078, and  by (lie English" again in the middle of the  last century, when George Washington  was so anxious to join the expedition..  THE   SILVER   MARKET.  THE   YMIR   MINE.  The views of those who look for a  steady advance in the price of silver are  not shared by the Engineering and Mining Journal, which predicts a drop to the  prices prevailing in the spring.  The present strength   of   the market,  according to  the Journal, is  based on a  demand which is essentially temporary in  its  nature.   There   is   no   extraordinary  demand from the east, and  no apparent  occasion for any.    Nor is there any where  in sight an unusual call for silver, except  that from Spain, and it is not possible that  it can last long, since the funds for extensive purchases are lacking.   It seems to be  rumor rather than  actual  buying which  has  caused  the late rise in   price.   The  sustaining factor in the market just now  is   the   Spanish   demand.   The  Bank   of  Spain has  been  buying  all  the silver it  could pay for in   London, with the intention of keeping up its stock.   It must be  understood  that silver  is now tho only  coin  current in  Spain,  so far as coin  is  current at all, and   when  the war broke  out there was a rush to obtain silver from  the  bank  in   exchange   for   bills,  which  soon  forced it to refuse payment otherwise than in paper.  The recent sharp rise in silver makes it  of interest at the present time to see  what the actual demand for the white  metal has been this year. All know that  there has been no considerable reduction  in supply thus far. American mines have,  with few exceptions, continued at work :  the Mexican mines have held on their  usual course, and there has been no large  decrease in the Broken Hill mines. There  has evidently been little change in production; certainly not enough to account  for an increase in price.  SLOGAN   MINING   NOTES.  company  develop-  since   its  with the  Engineer lliblet is making a preliminary survey of an aerial tramway from  the Last Chance to the K. it S. railway,  i'iie property is again "on the shipping  list. Twenty tons of ore was sent clown  last week.  The new management of the Wonderful, near Sandon, is going to start another shaft in search of tho long sought  for ledge, which ought to exist somewhere  on the property.  ��� The owners of the Ghapleau have a carload shipment at Slocau City, which is going to the Hall Mines smelter. The Ghapleau is developing well, the returns on ore  paying for the work done upon the  property.  A strike of rich ore was made last week  on  the Hoodo,   which is  located  in  the  vicinity of the Howard Fraction, the ore  running $10 in gold and 00 ounces silver.  The owners claim to have a 3-foot ledge  of this ore.  Several miles of the wagon road from  Cariboo City to the Silver Queen have  been completed. The government contributed $2,000.  The mining interests of I). A. Van  Doren, of New Denver, have been levied  upon by the sheriff, and enough will be  sold on August Gth to satisfy a judgment  in favor of Thos. Lloyd, of Vancouver,  for $188.10.  The recent strike on the Last Chance  should make that property a million dollar mine. The strike shows two feet of  solid ore in No. -I tunnel, at a depth of 500  feet.    A tram is to be put in at this nunc.  EAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  The North Star mine in East lvootenay  has declared an interim dividend often  pel- cent. It is currently reported that  the mine will shortly be worked "under a  new management, that, additional machinery will bo installed and the force increased.  There is a large amount of development  going ou all over the district. Over l<>()  claims are being worked. Every prospector, and miner is sure that he has a bonanza, and is vavy enthusiastic over the  fact that he will be aide to get out and  ship ore this fall.  May Wipe Out Esquimau.  Esquimau'village is ���stirred by a rumor  that the whole site is about to be acquired  by the Imperial government for the purposes of the fortification works and'dockyard extension. Several properties have  recently been purchased and it is said  that the whole village site will shortly be  taken possession, of, and the buildings removed.  The American Loss at Santiago.  General Shaffer's detailed report of the  American casualities at the battle of  Santiago has been received. The total  number of casualities is 1595. Recapitulated, the American losses were: Killed,  23 officers, 208 enlisted men: wounded. 80  officers, 1203 enlisted men: missing, 81  men. The missing are supposed to In; dead.  Cheerful'Report Made to the Shareholders of  the L. & B. O. G. Company.  "That  the   London  & British Columbia  Goldfields Company is making a mine out  of the Vmir property is shown by ihe circular which t hat company has cmii-hI   in  be   circulated   to   its  shareholders.    Ecu-  close upon  two yairx this company  has  been systematically developing ,ilie Vmir  property with  ihe lesult   that  the  man-  agementeannowfairly lay claim to haying  mine.   The   company   has  now  in  sight  some 90,000 tons of ore.  which, after deducting all charges, will net $5.05 per ton.  The circular explains itself:  "The Vmir Gold Mine:--The  has  vigorously carried  on  the  merit of the   Vmir gold  mine  acquisition  in  November, 1S90,  result that a vevy large quantity of pav- ,  able gold-bearing ore is now blocked out.  With  the  object  of getting an independent report, Messrs. Bewicke, Moroing &  Company have been requested to examine  and report upon the same, and tin: following cablegram has been received from our  manager in British Columbia: 'July 0th.���- '  Only just received  from   Kendall   reporr.'  Amount of ore  in   sight  is stated   lo be  88,900 tons, and number of tons  of ore on  the dump, 1,700 tons; net yield   per  ton,  $8.05, after making deduction of all costs  inclusive of   London.     Net   profit   afterpayment  of all   expenses,   $528,840.'    Mr.  Kendall is the resident partner of Messrs.  Bewick.   Moreing   <fc   Company   in    that  country.    This  cablegram   is important,  inasmuch as  the  whole  of the property  referred to belongs to  this company, and  entirely  confirms   the   highly   favorable  reports made from   time  to  time  by the  company's own engineer, Mr. S. S. Fowler.  '  Although   the   present ore  reserves   are  large, representing as they do a net profit  of $528,100 (approximately ��109,000), they  are being increased by the driving of further  tunnels,  etc., now  proceeding.    Ar- '  rangements have already been  made for  the  provision  and  erection of the necessary machinery and equipment, including  a-10-stamp mill, which   is expected   to  be  in working order towards the end. of this  year.    That Ince Petition.  To Tin-: Editor of Tun Tuihuxk : Sir,���  Would yon kindly insert the following, as  1 would wish to place myself right before  my   friends, Capt.   Eitzstiibbs and those  who so kindly signed tho mueh-talked-of  petition, favoring mj'.self for the position  of warden in the Nelson jail in case of a  vacancy. That there was such a petition  is quite true, that it was gotten up to  protect myself is also true, but that, as  the Economist says, it was gotten up to  oust the present warden, I give a most  emphatic denial, for I have for Capt. Fitz-  stubbs the greatest respect, both as an'  officer and as my superior in the jail. 1  was given to understand by mutual  friends that there was a likelihood of the  captain retiring from active service, in  which event I felt aud do feel justified in  advancing a claim to what I have a right,  not, as the Economist says, because I  voted for Mr. Hume���that is a broad  assertion and the Economist cannot prove  any such thing-but because 1 have now  served nearly seventeen years in police  and jail service in the British dominions,  and am at the present time senior guard  in the Nelson jail. Thanking you for  your valuable space. I am yours, etc.  Rohkkt I.vc  ���i-:.  J. L. Park  The Dundee Ore Assays Well.  'arKer made a careful examination of the Dundee mine at Vmir this  week. In doing so he took samples every 30  feet in the tunnel aud had about 20assays  made, and these reached from $2.08 to  $38.57, or an average of $13.57 per ton.  The shaft is 200 feet deep and there are  some 285 feet of tunneling. A wire tramway 1800 feet in length has been completed. This runs from the mine to the.  site of the proposed concentrator. The  contract for the concentrator has been Jet  to the Alii< Machine Company, of Wisconsin.     Good Strike on the Waverley.  A big strike has been made in the 000-  foot tunnel at the Waverley mine. The  strike consists of seven feet of good ore.  This will be good news, not only to the  company itself, but to the camp generally, and will be the means of bringing  the North Fork into great prominence.  Tho Dagofi Go on Strike.  It is reported that there is a strike  amongst the Italians employed uii the  construction of I lie Crow's Nest road this  side of Macleod, the dispute being on the  subject of the quality of the board supplied to the men.  Sandon Is Worth S362.200.  The city clerk of Sandon is busy with  the assessment roll, computing a rate at  which the city's realty shall be taxed.  The assessment shows a land value of  .S109.800 and improvements to the value of  $192,-100. __    _           Tho Sciuabble for the Hide.  The Toronto Telegram is of the opinion  that "British Columbia is not likely to  produced Clifford Sifton to grab the hide  the  artin  Turnei  hashel  government  oed to kill the  after Joseph  hear."  fi   iff!  m  i  X  CAY  Vni'k  Prico of Silver.  July   211.    Bat-  Mexican  dollar:  581 to 59)..  Silver  silver.   5Si).  certificates,  k?^��SF^^ THE  TRfBUNE:    NELSON,  B.C.   SATURDAY, J ULY :!0,  1808.  PUBLISHERS"  KOTICF..  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T?"NlflHTS OF I'YTIIIAS- Ncl-011 l.od<:e. No, ->r,.  J-i- ICniglit-j of Pythias, meets in Castle hall. Miiedon-  aid block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tue-'day evening ai S o'clock. All vi-itiiij? knights are  elirdinlly invited lo attend.  John j. Mai.o.vk. C. C.  Gkoicuk Pahthii)i:i:, IC. of K. it S.  ���YTUK1JA��   MORNING............... ..I ULY :��J, LSBS  I'kk.mikh   Laiuiki: find   two  or   three  members  of   his  cabinet contemplate   a  trip to the cities 01  Lvootenay during the  present recess, and the boards of trade of  lvootenay are endeavoring  to  pull  off a  conference with clie men interested in the  silver-lead   mining  industry.    Too   much  importance cannot bea'.tachpfi to 1 be contemplated   visir   of   1 lie federal ministers,  since it is only bv personal visit" 1 bat the  iniiiister.s can arrive at tiny   proper estimate of the importance of  the mining industry of this district and the justness of  its claims for legislation more fa vorable to  its development.    The dale of the probable visit, has   nor, yet   been decided upon.  . the   ministers  having  been   requested  to  name a date convenient,  to   thetu.seiv.es.  As matters stand at present it is   next to  impossible   to  get  anything  done in the  federal hou��o in furtherance of the iuter-  '  ests of Kootenay.    In a house of'over 200  members the whole  province  ot   British  Columbia   has   but   six   representatives,  aud the rather important district of West  Ivooienay but an eighth of a member.    In  addition to t.his none of the  members of  the cabinet  have anything approaching  an intimate knowledge of the district, its  resources or its requirements, and in consequence   its-   lull   development   is   in   a  measure  retarded.    'When  the  ministers  visit   lvootenay   every  effort should   be  made  to acquaint  them   with   the great  possibilities  of   this   section  and   secure  their interest in  the  development  which  is in store for it.    If the  boards  ol   trade  in lvootenay can impress upon the minds  of  the  ministers a  proper conception of  cthe importance of the mining industry to  the province  and   to  the dominion they  will have accomplished something worthy  of their organization.  Mi.'NiciPAL  fire  insurance  is  again  receiving the attention of the press  in several of the  eastern cities,  as' well as the  newspapers on the coast.   The advocates  of municipal insurance  point to   the fact  less than HO per cent, of the lire insurance  companies* premiums are paid out in discharge   of   their   losses.   The  figures   as  given by the .suoerintendent of insurance  at Ottawa show that during the past year  thirty-three   companies   doing    business  received as premiums oT.OT.l.ttoO and paid  in losses but ���'$4,IS:j,r>()J.' There is "therefore  a margin of 10 per cent., which represents  management,   charges and   profits.    The  object   of   the   advocates   of   municipal  insurance  is  to save  to the   insured   as  much  of  this   margin as possible.    They  con I end that with a  consolidation of the  fire insurance business, such  as would be  .secured   by   the   introduci ion Of a system  of municipal  insurance.;! great economy  would   be  effected.    (Mven   the   financial  strength necessary, there appears nothing  to apprehend in the   matter of municipal  insurance.    The   advantages   of   -ucli    a  system would lie thaC'theie would  be no  leakages.     There    would   be   no   agents'  commission.     The   valuations   taken   by  the city assessors could be taken   in   issuing   insurance.    The   premiums 'could   be  paid in 1 he .-au.e.maimer as  other   taxes,  and   in   every    way   economy    could    be  studied, which is  not possible 'where the  business-is divided among thirty or forty  companies, who. when the business is t-ut  up as it is, have   to distribute   risks, reinsure aud in   other   ways   increa-e the expense aecouu;.  Now that work has fairly commenced I  upon the Canadian Pacific Hail way Company's line lo Botmdfiry Creek, the merchants of Victoria will have a chance to  reali/,:! the el'lee;. of their aciion in opposing the const rii'-t ion- of the the Kettle  iJiver rai.'e.'iv. Tin; Canadian Pacific  company's li.se   fnmi  lite  Columbia  river |  into Boundary Creek will be constructed  before work is even commenced in earnest  upon the road from Pentieton to Boundary Creek, and will be in operation for  many months before even the thought of  railway connection with the coa-t is  seriously entertained. The effect of this  will be that the. eastern Canadian merchants will .-ecure the trade of Boundary  Creek. They will have direct railway  conned ion with the' merchants in Eastern Canada, and their trade will naturally go 1 hut. way. There is something  like poetic justice in this-. The merchants  of Victo) in opposed ih" construction of  the Kettle River road into Boundary  because they thought that the road could  be built into Boundary Creek ovei* a  route which would place the people' ol"  that section ,at the mercy of tin; merchants of Ihe coast. The merchants of  Victoria tried lo hog all the trade of  Boundary Creek, but they overreached  theim-clves and will probably get none  of it.  Tiikpio is no end to the rumors regarding the construction of the line of railway  from Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, to the southern end of lvootenay lake. Two large  engineering parlies have been in the field  for weeks p.'i.st, going oyer portions of the  line which were located by N. i). AMller,  of the tirt'Ht Northern Railway's engineering staff, and there is some talk of the  immediate construction of the road. I'p  till the announcement that the Great  Northern Railway company had secured  the Corbin system it was freely stated  that this company was promoting the  scheme. As it is not likely that, having  secured one connection with this district  the Great Northern Railway company  would duplicate the same by constructing a line from Bonner's,Kerry, those who  insist that the line is to be built at once  have changed their story, and now say  that 'oilier capitalists are behind the  scheme. The only definite news is of a  negative clniracler. Actual construction  has not been commenced, and no one  appears to  niencentent  When 'i  BY   TOUCHING   A   BUTTON.  rf**^  know  at   present  if   a   corn-  is  to  be  made,  or if .made,  According to the latest reports with  regatd io 1 lie election-, protests have  been, or will be entered in North Yale by  lion. G. B. Mart in. in Wast Vale by Donald Graham, in Revelstoke by W. White,  and in Ncl.-,on by A. S. Far well. There is  also o.\wy reason to believe that at least  five protests will be liled against the return of as many government members  from Vancouver Island constituencies,  and on Ihe top ol' "this" there is also an  excellent chance of a general election inside of a year. The electors will have a  chance of becoming familiar with the new  ballot.  Lord iAJinto, who it is announced -will  succeed lord Aberdeen as governor-general  of .the dominion, is not very well known  in Nelson, but this is not regarded as an  unsurmountable difficulty in the way of  his appointment. The prospective governor-genera! appears to be commended  to the people of Canada, not so much on  account of what he has accomplished in  the way of making history, bill-rather because he has a long bank account. In  short, he wotdd be able to pay the piper  while in the country.  The Part Played by Electricity in Modern  Warfare-One Touch Does It All.  ,The commander of a modern fighting  ship nutmiges his floating fortress almost 1  wholly by electricity. Fn��conced within  the steel walls of the conning tower, any  admiral may direct the steering of his  vessel'by moving tin indicator on a dial.  The dial is electrically connected with  another dial close by the man at the helm,  who in this way receives his orders. Notification that his order has been obeyed  is instantly telegraphed back to ,the captain, who, meanwhile, has his eye upon  another dial that shows how the ship is  moving. On this dial is also an indicator  which he sots at ���'half-speed," "buck  her," "'go ahead" or "stop her." as he  wishes, thus transmitting his commands  to the engine room.  Never before in the history of warfare  has -o much dn\)nnded upon the brains of  the commander.' He is literally 1 lie soul  of his lighting machine- the only combatant on board who, litis any' freedom of  action. His officers and men are merely  parts of the mechanism which he directs.  He may be said, indeed, to point and  shoot every gun. The electric range-  find ur records in the conning tower the  exact distance of the enemy in yards, -o  that he knows when the great cannon can  be most effectively discharged, and how  soon the rapid fire gnus of the secondary  battery can advantageously deliver their  showers of bursting shells.  The whole ship may be said to be operated and controlled by the touch of an  electric button. ^ She is illuminated  throughout, by electricity: electric fans  force fresh air into her interior: her  searchlights' are electric ; her turrets are  turned and her guns fired by electricity;  if there is a fire or a leak anywhere notification of the fact is given by an electric  alarm. She has twenty or more telephones, connecting all parts ot the vessel,  with a. fully equipped central station.  Kverything on board is done by electricity, except the cooking, and an effort  is now being made to introduce electric  galleys.  The. electric spai k, in fact, will play a  most important part in war. As tin agent  of destruction, direct and indirect, it will  be conspicuous Ironi the beginning to the  end of the conflict.  ompany, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head  Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining' and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting" Machines  We also sell the genuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  Urmivilli: Strei'l- V.A.NCOUVKIi  Kootun.'iy iJistrid��� NK^SON '"  l~'B,-A."JSriC   ID-A-IRLIOSra-:,    ICc -imy -\K<-nt  .u.-hntvol: \vii:k none .ink (;i:.\islt.w. .m.u'iiin-kiiv  and a half miles will lie accomplished in  about twenty-live - minutes. KIcctricify  will, of course, bo the motive power, the  .generating slation being at Shepherd'--  iitisli, where engines of ^,90!) horse power  will be available for working Ihe dynamos. The supply of electricity will have  to be considerable, for the average weight  of each train, including the engine, will  be' not less than K!."i tons, and from  twenty-five to thirty of these (rains will  be running over t be line, al otic and the  same time, making a, lotal dead weight,  for the d vnamos to deal with of between  ;?.00() and -1.000 tons. The trains will be  run each-way every live minutes.  oxjriR stock: of,  Is new' and  fresh, and added to every week, by arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west and east.    We bit)' for Cash in laro'c  quantities, and can  i^'ive our customers ihe benefit ol' o-ood  buying'.     We-, make   a   specially ol"   Fresh  I;ruits and  Vegetables,' and   everything   in   these   lines   kepi  in   season.     We   also  carry   a   laro'e   line   of '  The Walk-Out at Santiago.  ���John it. Htithoin', formerly a member of  the Colonist s(aIT, is at present acting its  war correspondent in Cuba for the San  Francisco Chronicle. He gives a neat  little sketch of the exodus from Santiago  I while Mie truce was on : "Id was the  flight from a doomed city, proof positive  that wo wcieeiose lo a decisive victor;,-,  arid proof.also ill--,' ! In u -'ands of people  preferred to sacrifice home-' ami property  i.-ither than take the slim clniuces of siic-  ii's-of the Spanish arms. Almost jit the  h -.--il iif the proce-sion. and ,1. cini-|iicuoiis  fiiiitic Iiv ivft'-iii'i nf i\ "dii:-s of handsome  black -i!k. u hen Mi-.-nlyali the test, of the  fugitive-, \\ et e do" bed in white, was a  Spanish lady nearly .-evenly years old.  Ili'i- man'illa w>is of ihe uimm, costly lace  and he.rdbiju'Vs wot-.- covered with rings,  bio -he -i-fNird io u.-i!k along the filthy  hio 11 .\ .-1 _\- front i'i.' i-fi t ciice. and. with  folili-d arm-, pas-ed l:\ 11-, junking tit our  soldiers   wiih   hautrhiy   contempt.     One'  ' Which    includes   a   full    line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk  and  cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,   plain   white  and   fancy decorated.     lileganf dinner, tea  and   five  o'clock" tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest importations  and   patterns of   fine Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock���in fact,  cvervthing in the line of Oueensware, Crockery and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  ��� type  .'!..  I*]nid Nh ma n. -iiie-whiskei cd. rosy-  BAEEB   STEEET,   NELSON"  KEEP   AWAY   FROM , GLENORA.  Sin CiiAUi.i-:.s ITiiiiiKUT TriM'KK has expressed I lie opinion that there will be a  general election before the next session  of the federal parliament. Jle thinks  that an appeal to the country will be  taken after the session of the international conference at Quebec, if ������.the' Liberal government can pull anything out of  the commission favorable to itself. Willi  respect to himself, Topper says that if  his old constituents in J'ictou desire him  to stand again, he will do so, but that he  will not seek a British Columbian constituency. ���  Ckohck E. I'Joktkij, who for several  years was minister of finance in the successive conservative governments, has decided to make a trip to the Pacific coast.  Me will stump the dominion from Ottawa  to Victoria. This may be taken as e\ i-  dence that at Ottawa a getieral election is  expected.    .1 ['stick IVIcCoi.i. is now spoken of us the  next iimn to be oiTercd   the chief justice- i  ship of British Columbia.  The Troubles of Bowser.  The best joke that came out of the  recent election in Vancouver is one to the  effect that a west;'end grocer..who voted  for a certain ��� barrister . on ��� the Citi/.ens'  Ticket, on the following day after the  candidate's defeat picked up an opposition paper with an account of the domestic troubles of Mr. aud Mrs. Bowser  I herein depicted by (he facile pen of M.  (.iiad or his successor. Whereupon the  grocer wrote to the said paper and in in-  digna nt terms told t hem t hat I hey should  have enough decency to leave Mr. Bowser's private alfnirs out of their column--.  The yarn is founded on actual fact.  There   are   Three,  Thousand '..Stranded    Gold  Seekers there Already.  The Glenora News of July   1st reached  Nelson this week, aud from its statement  of affairs, at Cdenorn. it   would be well for  till contemplating   making a  trip   to   the  rviondyke.   to give   the  Glenora   roule  a  wide berth.    The News  says: "The 2000  ivlondykers between Glenora  and  Teslin  Lake who are waiting for a  wagon   road  to   be  built,   had   best order  in 'another  year's supplies to sustain them   until   the  road has befen built, for in spite ot all talk  to   the contrary,  there  is   no  hope  of a  wagon road this year.   Those who cannot  wait another year for the road had  best  sell or give away their supplies and start  on afoot (if they can't buy pack horses or  pay ���")���'> cents a pound for packing) or else  go back  home  for the  winter.    Much to  our sorrow, the News is  no  longer justified   in  leading  Klondikers  to  hope   for  cheat) or easy access .to Teslin over the  all-Canadian  route.    Some day, when all  other routes  are-opened   by Americans,  the Canadian route  will be  made easy--  but   not. this   year.    Without a   wagon  road to Teslin lake, the route is  a   failure  as  a.  cheap  route.    If you cannot bring  the  necessary  horses  to  pack your supplies for you, or cannot pay at "least $7o()  per ton freight to Teslin, you are cra/.y as  a   loon   to   try   to   make   the.   trip   via  Glenora."'  The present condition of affairs may  account for the statement that none  of the candidates for election in Cassiar have come out as straight government supporters. That there is a strong  feeling in Cassiar against the government  is evidenced, by the following clipping  from the News: "'���What are those men  there for?' asked Premier Turner ol Captain York, when told that .'),000 prospectors were at Glenora and at; points along  the trail waiting for a wagon road. It's  enough to make an anarchist of every  man in town. Premier Turner is personally responsible for the presence of many  men at Glenora. He has for weeks past  'proclaimed from platform and through  press that a wagon road was in course of  construction 'between'Glenora and Teslin.  when such is Hot the case, lie Ims told  this story to boards of ! rade and to every  individual who asked hint for. information, and many ha ve come here as a result  of his' talk. For premier Turner, of all  men. to ask What are they there, for? is  adding insult to foul injury?"  i-tici-to-ii. .-iiel all. Iia'ii'.! iiis family in  fr'in hi t:-. He had ; liree -elli't' diigs by  a strap in one hand, and held hi-: live-  year-old son by the oilier. ' Bny��,' he  -aid. ' everything J'\ e ;'(it in lite world is  in this: old town, but give'em brimstone.'  lie did not \i^. the word brimstone, but \  that will stand. Willi one accoid the  troops if.i him have .1 In-arty cheer."  Smallest Republics in the World,  t ions I i- 1 In; smallest republic as lo area,  hut Tavolara i- the -malle-i republic as to  population.    Const   is, only   one   mile   in  area.     It is  located   on   (he   ll-tt   lop of a  mountain   I he   I'yreui c.<  between  France  and Spain, and i-;   rec.-;:.-ii/,ed   by   both of  those   countries.       it.   1-   governed   by   a  president and a council of twel\e.    h was  ostabli-hed   in   1(5ly  and   has   LS0   iuhabi- !  t.-iiits.     The   president    is   lax-   collector, j  ar^es-wr aiid judge.    Const has m. church,  :  clergymen   nor   cemetery.       The   people '  worship in a church outside of  their own j  territory,  ami   the  dead   bodies are  slid I  down to a cemetery in  the  valley below.  |  in that valley all the  baptisms  ami mar- j  riages are performed.   Tavolara is twelve j  miles   northeast   of   Sardinia,    it   is   an 1  island live miles long by half a mile wide.  Its total population  consists of  fifty-two  men,   women  and children.    The' women |  go  to   the  polls  witb the  men. and elect ,'  every year a president and council of six, j  all serving without pay.   The inhabitants  support themselves by lishing and raising  fruit  and   vegetables.    The   republic has  no army aud no navy.  MO 11  i*Vi  %9  "Fine  feathers   mnke   fine  " You have a fine liouse but,  it needs a new coat of Paint,  ��� We have the best;  THE C/0!-f/fV4V'(i/MS PAim ������  .Made to J."aint jiuaiio^-. witii.  ancouver  Cordova Street, Vancouver  Yotn  and save  floors    would    look    much    better  vou  a   lot  of"  work  if  covered  with a   coat   of  Gkanitk    Fi.ook   Paint  araware  Baker Street, Nelson.  O.  n  E5  Rider Haggard was Plucky.  Hitler Haggard recently celebrated his  forty-second birthday. It, is twelve years  since " King Solomon's Mines." after  being scornfully rejected by several publishers, appeared at theauthor's own risk.  Stotioe  AUOTIOlsrEBBS  West Baker Street, Nelson  of In ma   fide   mineral.. chtiiii.s,   tin:  which   belongs   to   this   Company.,  CUSTOMS    BEOKEES  Canadian Pacific Traffic Receipts.  Montreal, July '1~k The Canadian Pacific Iiitilway Campany's (radii: receipts for  the week ending July -J|s(., were $1 IN,()()0.  for the same week of la1-! year they were  $|.S!),<I0<).  London's Underground Railway.  Deep down in the   London  clay,-during  the greater portion of (he past two years,  hundred?) of men have been  busy hollowing out. between the Bank and Shepherd's  Bush, two great twin   tunnels.    Xow ihe  work is nearingcompletion.    Connections:  have been made in nearly till cases.    Temporary  lines  of  railway  have  been laid  down, find beneath the feet of the hurrying crowds that throng Oxford street and  Iiolborn and Newgate street little engines  are  engaged   in   hauling  trains   of   huge  iron skips, each filled to overflowing with  the   blue-black unctuous soil.    The work  is   being   done   for   the  Central   'Loudon  .Railway and the tunnels are not tunnels  at all in the  ordinary  acceptation of Ihe  term.    They are gigantic st.eel pipes, each  Jl feet, (i  inches   in 'diameter., t lint   have  been carried down the shafts   in  -ections  and    fit-ted   and    bolted   together   underground.    The bulk of the actual   work of  excavation has now been done, and unless  some unforeseen   difficulties   intervene, it  is unlikely that   the opening  of  the new  line will be deferred beyond next January  at the latest.    There will be thirteen  stations in all. and the entire journey of six  '.   Owners  .surface of.  who desire to acquire title to such surface,  should make ' application ,tV>r same at once,  as-Ihe Company is -now .receiving numerous  applications for the purcli.-ise of land in the  vicinity -of liossland. and along the line of  the Nelson iv i-'ort Slioppiird Railway, and  it is the desire of the 'Company lo give the  owners of bona lido mineral claims .the lirst  privilege of purchasing tin- siirfi'u-e of' such  claim. - ,   j  ^elson & Fort Sheppard Railway Co, !  Corporation of (he City of Nelson ;  ���NOTICE re TAXES j  Notice  is herebv  T  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.  Kirst    class   lumber   at   rig'hl    prices     Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  Doors, Turned  Work,   etc.,   constantly on  hand.  John Rae, Agent.  Yard :  Foot of Hendryx Street  Manufactured by The Georg-e E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  SCHILLAR  UNION MADE CIGARS  ^'iven tliat the  following' taxes on real estate and  improvements for the year i <SqK are  now duv and payable at the office  of the city clerk, on Josephine  street,   namely:  6 mills for g'eneral municipal  expenditures.  3 mills for interest on debentures.  2 mills fov providing' a sinking-  fund   to  redeem   debentures.  .A.   "i��  Architects, Builders, and Joiners.  When  Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned  Lumber   Call   and  Inspect Our Stock.  In Moi-k l.'Klti.dtiii foi-l of llouritiK, lining inoiililiiiKw, (loorsi. sashes, and every description of joinery constantly on  hnlid.   .Screen doors and windows made lo order.  office rr\  Cor. Hall and Front Sts. JL e  'WV'GRAY, Prop.  I f Ion  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.      ..ONDON AN  it ihe tax is paid on or before  August 31 si., 1898, a rebate of one  mill   will   be   allowed   on   ihe   rate'    fov  general    immicioal expenditures.   ;  A"  communications relating   to  British   Columbia  business to be addressed   to  P.O.  ,'~,���,   " .,,'!, ... ' 505, Nelson,  British Columbia  I. i-io.mas  ivl.   Waki),   Collector.  Drawer  Nelson,  B.C., Jul}' rglh, ,1898.  J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General Manager/  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer I  NELSON, B.C.  ll!Fr^^  ��k rir  IM-JE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY ;J��, I SOS.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  ;of.:'halifax:  LORD STKATHCOXA ANT1)   1IT,  iron. OKO.'A. DRUMMONI)   K   S.OLOUSTON   ROYAL, President   Vice-President  ...General Manager  N. W. Cor. Balcep and Stanley Streets.       BHANCHKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tho prinopal o'ties in Canada.  ��� liny and sell Sterling Kxohangc and Cable Transfers  (IKANT CO.MMKHCIAl. ANT) TKAVKI.l.KHS' CKKDITK,  available in any part of the world.  DltAKTS  ISSUED     COLLECTION'S  MASK;  KTO.  CAPITAL,  SURPLUS,  $1,500,000  $1,175,000  SAVINCS BANK DEPARTMENT  in  connection   with   the   Nelson  has boon   ostaulishod  Branch of, this Bank.  DEPOSITS, OF $1 AND UPWARDS  received, and currant rate of interest allowod (at present 3 per cent, por annum).  GEORGE KYDD, Manager.  tzebzie zb^jntik:  OF  L  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Por Cent.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  FINANCIAL STATEMENT  KKCHII'I'S... AN1J    MIHIIUKSMMKS'l'H    I'OK   TIIK  OUAUTKK HIWI.N'.NIN'C;   OX   Al'llll. -.1ST.   I SDH.  INll  ON  .11,'XK WITH.' IS!IS,  KIXAXOIAI.  axt) t:xn-  May  EECBIPTS  Dog tux   Licenses   .Miscellaneous   Police court, lines    I teal estate luxes   Water rutos   ��� $'���  17:; 00  7!IL' (III  7:12 oo  ���Jllll jia'  lilt) 02  1,7111 -_V)  'Overdraft, al Haul.- ol  .Monl  000  TAX.  Tags sold, so   SI72 00  LIOKNSES  ICootonay   8 to an  s  Salvation Army...  .  r> oo  .1 00  Wadd Ilros   .-, 00  .1. K. Weir   5 00  2 ,'>0  II.��� It; Cameron   12 50  Nashville si iidcnts..  III 00  Stewart, & Lennox ..  12 .TO  Drs. Lallan & Korin  :, oo  G. A. Hunter   12 ."ill  Oalifornia Wino Co.  to no  K. M. Chad bourne ..  12 50  1.. Pogue   (.'. Piuiiton       .-> on  .Io!iii Ilaslie     .1 Oil  ,1 00  Xols Clu-isteiNcn ..  ."> 00  II. A. Grosser      �� no  5 00  William Lynch    -.' 50  T. O. Wilson   .) (10  Churies !���'. I'Jtlor   .'��� 00  Mrs. Iio--!i Tohsh ...  25 (III  \\\ S. Mclvcl       .") 00  It. Ci. Joy   5 III)  (".'coryo Stephenson .  .3 0(1  Thomas fox   5 00  A. C. .Rwarl   .���; on  A. M. Taiiiblyu ...  .  5 OU  M. Ncilson   ;") 00  W. A. Reynolds.  ...  ."> 00  C. K. Ohn*e   .) 00  I'. Gonelle& Co   5 00  Hall & .loirs      ���>a 00  Mackenzie   Concert  r> oo  Co   10 00  ;"i (10  Joseph I'rinurdi...  .  5 00  IT. M. Vincent ,   ,,  5 00  5 00  11. G. McCuIloeh &  5 00  Co   12 50  A. M. Tamblvn  ���200 00  Krnnk Armstrong.   ���  1 00  ,">n oo  5 00  Thomas IT. Itoberls.  in 00  I.. V. Roberts   ."> 00  ���I. K. Roid   12 5,  Nelson Economist...  5 00  John Cosnell   5 00  1). At. Dobbins   a (HI  Or. W. J. Quinlan...  5 00  W. !<���. I {rooks   .") 00  Drs. Arthur fcArtli'i-  5 00  Drs. 11'all.fc Hawkev  �� 00  Henry Al. Itoberls .  0 Wl  Arrowhead Sawmill  Cyrus Kddis   5 III)  Co   ,i 00  Noll &"Thoniiison . .  5 no  Olmrles )!. rittock..  . 3 00  M. Duffy ....'..'. ...  50 110  KoofonayMore.i utile  S. .1. Itoberls   5 00  5 00  George IT. ICecf'ei- ..  10 00  .). 11. Tuttle   a oo  Samuel Kalich   5 110  Mrs. A. Kimpling.  .  5 00  A. K. McMillan   ....  50 00  Kmma Smith   5 00  Jessie (irahain   . ..  5 00  May.  Total.  .S792 00  MISOKLLANKOUS-  ..  .�� 00 (10  M. Smith   ....     0(1 00  A. West        (id (JO  J. North         10 00  Al. Arnold         15 00       00 00  J. Waters   ...    20 00       00 00        10 00  IT. Dorsey        00 00  ....    20 (10       00 00  It. Romans        20 00  M. Milton        (W 00  T. 11. Roberts ..  ...      2 00  Total ..  .��732 00  RKAL KSTATK TANKS  .��    1 50  nip ciiong. . ..  ...$    1 75  Wilson &��� Marshaw  .    21 25  A. Curry   :> 25  Wilson & Richards  n     7 .'17  U. R. C. Walby..  ���I 50  Hannah O. Clapn .  .     3 50  1 25  A. W. Munro   .      2 13  T. IT. Donald ....  2 on  K E. JCmcrsou   ...  ���1 50  A. J.-Murks   .      5 02  James ICellv   .  .      3 25  Lei feel   .      3 00  .1. P. Rogers   ...      7 00  .      3 75  Charles .Berry. ..  ...     11100  1 75  William Perdue.  .  .    50 25  At. Clifton   !) 25  K. R. Kmerson   2 00  W. H. Muir   1 75  Total    ...Sign 02  POLICIC CO  LTRT FINKS  .. S   7 25  .     12 25  ...     12 25  F; C. Goodwin   ;    27 25  ...      7 25  .      2 25  .     .7 25  ...    22 25  .   . 7 25  ...      7 25  II 75  ...      2 25  .     10 00  Alar Sam   ....     7 25  1 25  J. P. Bassett   ...     12 25  2 00  Stella Wilson.....  ...     12 25  H.J.'\ Atkins   .      7 25  Mollio Whitney..  ...     12 25  C. K. Chase..   .      7 25  2 25  .     S 25  W. McFarland ���.  .      5 25  P. Abrahnmson ..  ...      !) 10  W. P. Robinson ....  .     11 20  John Rushman...  ...    7 25  0. TTolbrook   .      7 25  ���WATKR RATES  J.Plastic. March, April. May, June ...'. s  W. P. Robinson. March, April, May ��� ........  A.G.Lowe, ."' "      "   Sain Shaw, January, February.    K. Irvine & Co., March, April, Alnv   E. C.Clarke. ".       ���    ���        William Irvine,    ��� "      "       ..  Matheson & Graham. March. April. May   W. J. Morrison.' March, April, May   W.J.Wilson. " -   ���             W. IT. Grant.   J. A. Gilker, " "       "     ......   K. C. Traves. " "       "   West lvootenay Butcher Co., March, April. May,  Russell & Thm-man, .March, April     I'. Burns & Co., March. April. May   William Ironsides, " ���"       "  .'.  Thonuis B. May,      " -       "        ���  Johnson Estate,       " "     . "        Hyde & Titsworth   '��� "       "������    Lawrence Hardware Co.. March, April. May   A. J. llipperson. ���' "       "        K. W. Peters, '��� "      "    .....  Hudson Bay Co., " '���       "        A. T. Garland, halt' March, A pril. May     W. (I. Liilie. March, April, Alay      Vancouver Hardware Co.. March. April, Alay ...  John Melfao, Sept.. Oct., Nov.. 1SJI7, Alai-ch, 181)8.  Thomas Madden, March. April. May      Cal Wilson, " "       "        Jessie North, March. May   Sadie Burton. Alarch, April, Alay    May Milton, March, April   AToilic Smith. Alarch. April, May     Ashcrofl. & McClelland. Alarch. April, May   Captain Hayward. " ",      "'...;..  II. Stutter, " "       -        Thorpe & Co., " "      "        John Bloomberg, " "       "        W. A. Ward, - "       "        A. Macdonald & Co., " '-       "     ......  Mary Al alette. "      "      "        P. Ifl. Emerson. " "      "        Hume Hotel Co., half March, April, May   Al. OesBrisay & Co., Alarch, April   West & Emerson, Alarch, A pril, Alay   Mnloiio & Trogillus,    " "       "           A. Alahiistrom. " "      "        O. Lund. - ������      "        J. II. Vanstone. " "       "        Ilicliardson & Perdue. Mui-ch. April, half AIny ...  .Manhnttiiii saloon. ATarch. April. AIny   Jacob Dover,  IT..I. Evans & Co.,     " "      "    IT. .1. Evans, " "      ���'        IT. H. Bellamy, ATarch, April   Frank Fletcher. March, April, May '.   23 00  11 25  0 00  3 50  0 00  . 25 00  Ii 00  13 50  lli 50  7 50  7 50  II 25  0 00  15 00  3 00  I!) 50  1 50  0 (III  22 50  0 (10  !) 00  Ii 75  0 III)  (i 00  3 75  1 50  0 00  1 00  211 25  7 50  I 75  7 50  5 00  7 50  0 00  7 5(1  5 00  30 00  15 00  15 00  10 50  IS 00  15 00  37 50  S 00  15 00  22 50  ���I 50  22 50  ���I 50  19 75  15 00  I! 00  0 0(1  ���I 50  2 00  10 50  .Crowley & Co.. half Alarch   .1. II. Ii-vliaf. March. April, Alnv   Hank of Ii. C.    " "       "        G. V. Holt, "        '   "       -        G. II. Ilealhcolc. Alaivh, April, Alay   Kootenay Luke Tel. Co., half .March. April. Mil v.  W. G. Itobin-oii, March. April. .\Ia\- '..  J. II. Senior, " "       -        T. J. Sciiiilan. half Alitii-h, April. AIny      .1. C. Ii'oliinson. Alari-h, April, half May   John Houston. Alarch    C. F. Good win. Alari-li, April    .Miner Publishing Co., Alarch, April, Alav  .,,    .  A. H. Gray.      ������  '   Tribune Publi-hing Co..  " "       '���       ....  (;. K. Snillhcringiile. Alarch  Charles Ink. March. April, AIny      W.F. Tcolzol & Co.. March, April. May   W.'Kulhi-rford. t'cbniai-y, Mnivh, April, Alay ...  (J. Jisckowic/, half Fehnuiry. Alarch, Ajiril, May  Ivato Gignar, Alarch. April, Alay ",  Airs. Ale La ugh I in, Alarch, April, AIny   Turner. Ileeton & ('().,��� Alnrcli,'April, Alay   Donnelly & Thulium,        " "      ������        Stella Woodson. " "       "        Clara Harris, Alaich, April  Agues West, .March. April,  10. ICilby, ���' -       "          William Wilson, .March. April, Alay   Wilson Si llarshaw, March, April. May   11. X. Hcndrickson, half Feb.. Alarch, April, Alay  Farley & Simpson.'Alarch, April, Alay '  ICirkpalrick & Wilson. March. April."'May   F.'.l. Vanlturon.  ' ���' "       "      :..  10. E. I'hair, "          Hank of .Montreal. " "      ���'        C. Al. Brown, ���' "      ������        George W. Stead. " "       "     .  ...r  Joseph SIurgcon. ���' "       ���'        Hip Chong, " "       ������        (J. 10. Aliller, Kebrunry, Alarch. April, Alay   Patterson Sr Sleeper, Alarch, April, Alay   Canada Drug Co.. " "      "        D. ('. McAlorris, half Alarch April, Alav   I). A. Banco & Co., March.' April. .May'.   C. Vomit; & Co..  Charles Wilson, half Alarch, April,  John A. Tin tier. Alarch, April    Stephen White, Alarch, April. Alay   John Hamilton,      " "       "        J. J. Driscoll. April, Alay   A. G. Gamble. March. April. Alav   Hank of Halifax,  " "       "        Charles Waterman & Co.. Alarch..April, Alay ...  Aiara &. Bnniard, half Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr..AIay  A. Painter. February, Alarch, April   Dr. Hall. Alarch. April, Alay   F. J.'Paiuton, March, April, May   Ed Ferguson,      " "      "        'William Hall. Alarch, April   Thomas Al. Ward, Alarch. April. .May   C. O. J. Christie. " "       "        Duncan AIcFarlanc,   "  Cosmopolitan Club,    ������ "      "        .1. C. AlCiMartin, " ���'       "          California Wino Co.. ������ '���       "        S. Pierre, two-thirds March. April      Dr. Foiin, Alnrcli. April, Alay   LaBau ��.<: Forin. March, April, Alay   Or. LaHau, February, Alarch. April, Alay   Robert I lurry, Alarch, April, Alay   Provincial Government, Atnrch, April, Alay   C II. Leicester. " "      "          R. W. Day, Alarch. A pril   C. W. Wing, half February, Alarch. April, Alay..  A. L. AlcKillop, March, April, ATay    P. Lamont, two-thirds Alarch, April, Alay   Theo Aladson, Alarch, April,'Alav '   "W. A. Alacdonnld, -March. April. May   P. J. Russell. " -       "          JI. U. Neelands, "    l      ���'       "        H. AT. Vincent.  R. W. Drew, Jan.. Feb.. Alarch, April,  Airs. Jermoe, Alarch, April, Alay... .  W. F. Brougham, Alarch. April, AIny.  Alar Sam. t,iirec-(|Uarl,crs Alarch, April,  J. A. Foriii, Alarch, April, AIny   J. R. Robertson, Alarch. April   Broken Hill block, March. April. Alay   S. S. Taylor, Alar., April, AIny, Juno, July, j\w^ .  James McDonald. Alarch. April. Alay      A. Aliller, " "      "        Al. Dully, Alarch   10. J. Cm-ran. Afaroh. April, Alay   W. B. Muir. " "       "       A. IT. Clements, ������ "      -      ���Mrs. Gilbert.       " "      "      T. A. Mills.   E. Eskriggc, one-third March. April. AIny   A. .11. Sherwood. Alarch, April, Alay   John Elliol, " "      "        Arthur Fcrland       " "      "         Irene Arnold, one-ojiartor April   Clclland & Gibbon, April, Alay   Robert Shcill, two-thirds April, Alay   A. Johnson. Dec. Jan.. Fob . Alarch, April. Alay.  Y. C. Club, half March,. April. ATay    Edward Applewhaite, half April, May   E. Cordingly, half March, April, Alay   William AV'aldic. March, April, May   John A. Turner, hull! April   Roisterer & Co., two-thirds April, ATay   John R. Rowley. " "       "       C. W. Greer, February, Alarch, April   Annie Smith, April, May   A. J'J. I-Iodgiiis, Jan., Feb., ATarch, April   TIenrv L. Dawes, half April   It. J. Bealov, April, Alav   G. C. Hodge, April, Alay   John Kcel'er, March, April, ATay    Captain Duncan, ATarch, April   R. L. Armit, Alarch. April ���..'   Alex Dow, two-thirds April, May   A. PfoiU'er, April   S. J. Robert's, lliroe-quarters April, May   F. Starkey, March, April     Thomas Parkinson, two-thirds A pril   David Morris. .March, April ���   E. C. Arthu r, April, May   Airs.' Todd, three-quarters April, AIny ��� ���   Ralph Bradford, one-third April. Alay   John Horton. half April, ATay    .Tames Kelly,-  "        "        "-.���..'   H. TO. Bcasely. Dec, Jan.. Feb.. Mar., April, May  William Purdy, two-thirds April, ATay   Dr. Armstrong. ATarch. April, May   Nelson Club. Alarch, April .-.   George W. Steele, April, 3fay   D. W. Mc Vicar, half Alarch. April     Robert Wilson, April. Alay   Dune McDonald,   "      "           John Langton, May :........   John Hirsch.       "        R. A. lien wick,  "       James Wallace, "   Dune AIcArlhur, half Alay   Mrs. Frost, half April. Alay .-.-   Adolph Lapoint, two-thirds Alay   Thomas Booth. " "    AT. II. Cowan, Alay   ��� ��� ���   W. N. Roiro, April. -May. June   A. .ii Alnrks, half Alay      Saulor. Alay   Dr. II. 10. Hall, April        ...  Syke'sv Alav :   Alrs...Hurns. half Alay (   A. Curry,       "       "'   John, Watson, half Alay   A. G.'Shaw, AIny   Harold Selous, Alay.   Airs. Laura Brown, one-third April, ATay   It. G. Joy, AIny   T. G. Proctor, April, Alay    Albert Lott, three quarters Alay   Airs. Tamblyn, half AIny ;   O'Shea. "      "      .".   Ollic Clark. Alay   George Holbrook. three-quarters Alay   Alay  Alay.  ���I 50  :i> (III  (i 00  ..   . (i OO  :.'! 75  .'   22 5(1  ��� ���': T 50  5 75  3,75'  :| 75  ,-    15 00  ���v.iri oo  '   (Villi  ������'���   150  I 50.  I 50  ��� 7 50  ' 0 00  :' II 50  .������" I 50  I'50  12 00  22 50  - ��� 7 50  ��� 5 00  7,50  I 50  ."ll'UO  c 15 00  7 00  ' 2S 50  0 00  15 00  .15 00  0 00  ..', S 25  ,15 75  22 50  15 00  - S 00  15 00  i; oo-  ���:> 75  15 00  15 00  1 50  ���I 00.  2-1 00  (i 00  3 00  ��� I 50  Ii 00  I) 00  11 25  I 50  ' (i 00  -1.50  - ooo  . I. 50  0 00  3 00  (i 75  ���I 50  1 50  'it; 50  '2 50  (! 00  ���I 50  1(1 00  21 25  15 00  7 50  ��������� n 00  5 25  9 00  ���I 00  I 50  (5 00  1.50  0 75  I. 50  7 50  7 50  (i 00  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  NcNon & Fort Sheppard It. Co.. freight on ho.se  Ashcrofl, & AloClelhind. repairing reels      John Noroross, repairing ladders   30  17  LS  ���j  00  Toll  Nelson Elect rid I,  Wot ,S; Emerson   , ?I0M OS  FUEL AND LIGHT    ,'  ight Co., light for city buildings .S30 00  wood  '.) 00  5 50  'I 50  00  50  o 20  0 00  (i 00  50  10 00  2 50  12 00  5 00  3 75  ���I 25  1 50  1 00  10 50  . 3 50  3 00  2 00  7 00  I 00  1 00  5 00  ���I 50  5-00  3 50  3 50  2 00  5 20  I 00  1 00  3 00  3 00  (i 25  2 00  2 25  2 50  !) 00  2 50  (I 00  10 00  3 00  2 25  3 00  3 50  2 00  I 50  1 5(1  I 75  1 00  3 75  2 50  1 00  I 75  I 50  75  I 51)  I 5!)  I 50  1 oil  I 00  i 00  1 50  2 50  I 51)  7 HO  I 25  75  75  1 50  Total ..   FIRE DEPARTMENT  J. W. Cowan, member fire brigade   Alf Jells, ���   ���' ���     ������  ���    G. W. Steel, " ���'    J. R. Campbell,   " "  '          A.L.Davidson,   " "    C. P. Loudin,       " "   G. Davis, ������ ������    F.J. Bradlev.      " '���    A. M. Pfeill'er.   ��� "    C. Hurritt,  Jack Vansl one,   " "    C. Archibald.       " "    TI. Stutter. -    ��� "    J. C. Porter, - -    Joe Thompson, , " " ���  ..  J. J. Chamber.-.   " "    (,'. Partridge.        " "    T. Liilie,   " - -    l-'rcd Jrvine & Co.. niat.liiig for hall   Boston W. Hose & It. Co.. hose   Lawrence Hardware Co.. supplies   Colleclor of customs, duty on hose ...  .��1710 25  1 10 00  17 50  25 01)  27 50  30 00  5 00  30 00  30 00  30 00  12 50  12 50  7 5(1  27 50  27 50  30 00  27 50  .1 00  12 50  21 00  3S0 SO  15 15  22.S 30  Tolal   KITHNITD1110 ANI) FIXTI;RIS  T. (). Skat bo, signs for city hall   Nelson Hardware Co., iron pot, for lockup   D. Me Art bur & Co., I'll mil lire   Total  '..   HEALTH DEPARTAIENT  Dr. LuRim: medical health olllccr   John AI cA I man, special sanitary inspector   If. D. Beck, work on comet cry   Drs. LaBau & Forin, fumigating supplies for hns  pilnl drain   Total      LEGAL EXPENSES  John Elliot, city solicitor..'   AIISCIOLLANEOUS  Holbrook & Chase, sea vengering   O. P. It. Telegraph Co., telegrams   Kootenay Lake Telephone Co., telephone rent...  N'elson postoflice, slumps  .-.  IT. Flanagan, care of W. Smith   D. AIcArlhur & Co., burying pauper   S. McKay, labor on pound    .'Martin Aleehan. labor on pound   H. Stutter, nursing It. Blundell   .1, W. Cowan, drayage   Lawrence I lard ware Co., supplies     Incorporation committee, refund   G. Wil-on, work on pound   /W.F. Brooks, hauling lumber lor pound      10. C. Arthur, AI.D., coroner's inquest   'John A, Turner, contribution for Dominion Day  celebration      : W. F. Tcetzcl.& Co., outlay for paupers   Airs. Todd, board for paupers   11. Bruce, drayage   John A. Turner & Co., nails, etc., for pound.  .. .  A. \V. Purdy. burying pauper   William Gurd & Co.. (loir lax lags ....'.   IC. A. Forbes, wood for:W. Smith   Airs. ,1. Gilbert, care of paupers   John Aliles, labor on pound   George Holbrook, sea vengering   Drs.  LaBau   &. Forin,   medical,, attendance !���'on  pauper   At..Burns, bibor on pound   Nelson &.Fort Sheppard It. Co., fares for paupers  \V. Stephens, hauling lumber for pound   I 50  ...?3I 50  0 00  . 75  (i 00  ....$12 75  ��250 00  '51 00  50 00  ���:���'  HI 25  .".$373.25 ���  .��250 00  $', : 2 00  20 13  :\ IS 00  ���������'��� 13 00  15 !)0  '15 00  ; 13 ,50.  ������:���'",'. 3 75  ,;   2 50  "���,..   vl.50  '���: '��� 130  ������.' IS3 00  12-50  ;   i oo  10 00  ���200 00  30 05:  3S 00  -  50  (i 05  15 00  5 SO  -2 25  110 01  30 00  1 00  GO 75  1 00  050  .���2 00  Total    PLANT AND TOOLS  Lawrence Hardware Co., shovels, etc   .1. Norcross, work on street sprinkling tank  John A. Turner & Co., picks, shovels, etc  . ..ST13S 70  Ashcrol't''& ATcClelland; work  .tank ..;.;���.���..:... ..  on street: sprinkling  ;�����! 95  .   30 75  ' IS 00  35 00  Total...'.:  ...... ..  :. ;:....'. .';.��� .... .��SS 70  POLICED E PA RT AI EN T  A. F. Mcl\innon, chief of police S.-JOO HO  W. J. Thompson, acting patrolman .    ..:......  320 00  10. A. Crease, police tuagiflriuo   200 00  Government Agent, keep of prisoners      10 00  F. ,1.: Van Huron, meals for prisoners        7 25  F. .I. Squire, uniform for chief of police       31 00  Total  .��!)31 25  PRINTING AND STATIONERY  Tribune Publishing Co., printing blanks and advert ising by-laws and notices .".   Thoiupson Stationery Co., ollicesupplies ���  British Columbia Gaxcllc, ndvertising by-laws   J. W. Cowan, express charges on blank books   Province Publishing Co., blank hooks   Total   PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND  GROUNDS  Lawrence Hardware Co.. putting water in city  .��183 12  9 S5  5(i 50  S 95  SO 00  S30S 72  labor on pari  labor on lecreation grounds.  buildings  John Wilson,  A. W. Maxwell  Bedford Thompson  A. Campbell  W. 10. AlcCandlish  D. D. McLean  JI. Hawkins  AL W. Stcwnrt  ���J. D. AlcPhce  Alex Long  W. Rimer  A. Al. Clark  A.Brown " ������    It. AIcQunig  John Newell  George Rose  W. Carey  John Horton  Neil. AlcKcchnie  John Alagnay  A. Halcro  W. Talbol  P. Staincr  A. Smith  AT. Hughes ," ��� ....  F. Olheiser " ���������������...,  D. Woods " - ���'....,  At. Burns              '���"'���.                "     ���        ...  A. Jones " ������    Jacob Serson " , "    ,-W. West '.'������'" ,������''���" .';'..  Total    .;  ;  .SALARIES  John Houston, mayor ;   J. K. Slrachan, city cleric...   .(.'Hamilton, auditor   T. AT. Ward, water commissioner and collector,  A. Halcro, assisting city clerk   ...  Total  ... . .  SEWER CONSTRUCTION  AVilson & Uarshaw, drayage   It. .I. Evans & Co.. cement   Asheroft& .McClelland, grates and supplies  E. 10. I'huir, 10. E. Alohun's hotel bill   Dr. La I In u, expenses re trip lo Victoria   H. T. Itippin, assisting city engineer.  ...  ...  Josias Thompson, sewer contract .........   John Ellis, labor   T. Alclsaacs. labor      K. Canncll. labor... '-.   AL Scully, brick for manholes    J. Alunro, labor      C. Burton. Inbor    Turner, Beeton & Co., pipe   Al. Burns, labor   Total ' ;   SEWER .MAINTENANCE  George Beaumont, labor on repairs   David Lawson " "  :   John Ellis " -          \V. P. AlcEachern      - "          Thomas Alclsaacs      " "       ...:   J. W. Cowan, drayage   Saline Lumber Co., lumber   Total   SIDEWALKS  John A.-Turner & Co.. nails   G. O. Buchanan, lumber   \V. F. Brooks, hauling lumber   W. Stephens '��� "   Nelson Planing Afills   AL Scully, hauling lumber   II. AIcGhie. labor   II. Stutter, labor   John AlcCardia, labor   John Demurs, labor   �� 15 91  15 00  15 00  15,-25  25 "20  S 75  15 00  15 00  ���    15 00  12 50  2 50  2 50  3 25  '  7. 00  ���1 50  7 00  .    7 00  7 00  7,00  (I    I'd  ,   7.00  7 00  7 00  7 00  5 75  5 75  .'�� 7.i  . -1 50  11 10  3 75  .    7 00  7 00  .S2S0 01  .�� ,190 OS  . 310 00'  . 25 05  . 200 00  10 50  . .SHI75 53  .ji   2 (.��l  II (10  .   100 10  III 15  .   .'till) 00  .     21  00  .III 75  .     2!) 13  .     HI  10  .      2 00  .     Illl 20  .    20 :w  S (K)  .    02 511  ,    0 oo  .Ss.'in lit  ,�� (I 25  . II 25  .    3  II)  .��25 S.S  IS 17  7S  10  ���j  00  1173  I  00  12  no  ,S7  15  117  00  70  35  Total  William AlcCulloch.  Rod AlcDonnld  John N'icholson  Dan Giliimrrav  W. Talbot.  John Wilson  W. E. Ate.Oandlish  John A. Cameron  I'. Flnnngban  William Burpee  STREETS  labor   .S1I03 17  I 50  12 51)  1(1 25  S 75  10 00  01 25  HI 25  20 50  15 00  35 00  Al. Hughes  S. Monroe  J.J!. Graham  P. Merrill  M. Stanton  A: Campbell  W. A. .Maxwell  Bedford Thompson  James Thompson  Steve Hawkins  Jacob Holm  It. Jane  , L. AloXeil  A. L. AlcCulloch, eitv  Fred Wyatt,  Louis JOvison ���'       Al. Burns ������      Wilson & Harshaw, hire o�� teams.  Noll & Thompson, street contracts  E. Irvine labor    A. Wilmnr.-I "       J. Huggin  Charlc, It. Stewart  T. Aubry  Ed. Nooks  It. Nooks  John Itodaway  C. IT. Brown  A. Hansen  James Emery  Tbomiis Rock  Sain Alills    '���-  James Carson  Neil AlcICeehnie  William Wesl  Dan AlcEachern  Andrew Fosuin  Charles Smilh  Dan AlcKillop  J. C. Cleveland  P. A. Foley  Frank Olheiser  John 'Holmes  George, Beaumont  John I lot-Ion  AT. .Hughes  Al. Slaunton  David Woods  Ti. II. Avcrv  C. I). Tudor  G. Waite  P. Routh  Iv. ATeCraig  John Knudson  W. IT. ATorrison  Robert Carson  A. Holm  W. F. Brooks, teams.  E. Bennett  S. Aloran "        Neil McKay "      A. Loughecd '���        D. ATcKcnzie "       David Lusk ���'       Wm. Bntitoii "       James D. AlePhec -        Neil Darrougli "       Itobl. ITav -   Cliff Wfide -      Gen.-Young -        LarrvO'Neil "       10. C. Chirk -       T. F. Burke -        J ii mes Kerr "      IT. .Fhiuaghiiii '   ���   ��� "   ...... ,   Wm. Wyall -   J. J. Alalone "        J. Loughecd "      Ashcrol't & AleClolland, blacksmithing   John Norcross, repairing tools   Etl Smith       labor      '..'M..Kipp:in        "           Win. Marry      "          Tolal   STKEET   LIGHTING.  Nelson Electric Light.Co   WATERWORKS CONSTRUCTION  W. C. AlcLcan & Co., contract laying pipe   Wilson & llarshaw, drayage   Martin Bros., valves     '.   IT. J. Evans & Co., pipe    John Elliot, costs re land forrcservoir   Jlebden & ITebdon, water connection^   Ashcrofl & AlcClclland, blacksmithing   J. A. aud W. B. Honey man, blacksmithing   ...  Lawrence Hardware Co.. laying pipe and mill;  ing connections   Chaw. Alalthy, drayage   A. L. AlcCulloch, city engineer   J. W. Cowan, drayage   Samuel-Hair, -making connect ions   Al. Scully, drayage   Tolal     WATERWORKS   AtAIXTEN'ANCE.  J, W. Cowan, drayage     'Lawrence.Hard ware Co., repairs    If. Nixon, labor on repairs   Jerry Slinsoii, labor on repairs   Total      Hardy Bros. Flies and Casts.  Hardy Bros, celebrated  Cieenlieart  Fly   Rods    the   best   rods   in   the  world  Brogues, Waders, Fly Books, Devon  Minnows,   Baskets,, Abaloqe    and  other Spoons.  labor  3 75  22 00  15 0(1  23 75  :�� 75  33 00  23 75  11 25  1 25  13 75  2 00  5 00  15 75  75  12 50  20 25  9 25  V^^IsTGOTJ-V  nienl for sharing profits, union of interests or joint  ml- ill                 Ol f)         US'     CHI     11            "8  venture with any person or company carrying on or I    A rinrkitf\Vi fev     "  l/i r\ $ ' I n I I s\ ��-. A  about to carry on any business which this Company is |    /I Vllf   IJil3 9 (V '       Wl P �� 11 M I I VI TI II  aulhoriseiMocarry on, or any business or transaction i jfJvOllUI Ul V \AJ       iiAU tJiUIILi ii tl  $5320 58  .��110 00  ..��1595  i (15  .11  00  .      25  -50  .   1912  57  ���:��� 2oo oo  .;   125  1 <>���>  -.'""������������ 20 00  ���   ���           tt  .05  ':.      S71  31  V .   -V 5  00  r:. 300 00  .12  50  '.105  17  ���   ���    3  50  ..?52S1:  10  ...? TO  25  .-.' 203  15  '.., 52  00'  ..    39 00  .��310 70  X)ISJ3XJK,SE3JVi:iI!XTTS  Fire dupartnicnt   Fuel and light   Furniture and fixtures   Health department  .;.....    .  .<...  Legal expenses   Aiiscellaneoiis   "'Plant a>"d tools    Police department   Printing and stationery   .Public buildings and grounds      Salaries   Sewer construction   Sewer maintenance   Sidewalks   Streets    Street lighting   Waterworks construction   Waterworks maintenance   Total   J. K. STRACHAN.  Nelson, B. V.. June 30th.. ISflS.  .....-? 1.0S9 08  ....   :      31  50            12  75  373  25          250  00  1.138  79  .....        SS  70  ,..';��� '. !)3I  25  .....        30S  72  ..'...-     2S0  01        1,075  53  KM  01  ��� '.'.:.         25  SS  ...       1,103  .17  ���....   '5,320  5S           110 00  ...;    5.2SI  10           310  70  ....��19,171  25  City Clerk.  CA.SJH!  Cash on hand Alarch  statement   To total reccir-' -    By deposits in Bank of Montreal.  By cash on hand, J uiic 30l,h   ACCOTJlSrT  31st. as per last  5 297 IK)  3S99 12  .��3782 OS  .    HI 31  -$1190 12  AV. F. TJOET/EL,  Nelson, B.C, June 30th, 1S9S.  -5119(1 12  Acting City Treasurer.  LICENSE AUTHORIZING AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL COMPANY TO CARRY, ON  BUSINESS.  Cold  carry  "Comi'amks' Act. 1897."  Canada: t  PllOVI.VCK OK  BKiriSli GOM.'.MlllA./  Sk. mi.  rpjirS IS TO CERTIFY- that the '-'Athabasca  -*��� Aline. Limited," is authorised and licensed to  on business within the Province of British Columbia, and  to carry out and ell'ect all or any of the objects hereinafter  sel forth to which the legislative authority of the'legislature of British Columbia extends.  The bead ofllcc of the Company is situate at. No. 10.  Queen Victoria Street, London, England.  The amount of the capital of the Company is .e.200,000.  divided into 200,000 shares of one pound each.  The head ollice of Ihe Company in this Province is  situate in Nelson, and Edward Nelson Fell, mining engineer, whose address is Nelson aforesaid, i-i the attorney  for the Company.  Tho objects for. which the Company has been established are:  la.) To enter into, execute, and carry into ell'ect.  either with or without modillcat ion, an agreement.,  dated the23nl day of Alarch, A. I). I.S9.S. and expressed  to be made between Arthur Emerson Rand, as trustee  for tho Athabasca Gold Alining Company, Limited Liability, of the one part, and the Jlrilisli Columbia and  New Find (ioltlflelds Corporation. Limited, of the other  part, being an agreement, for the purchase, of all the  mining rights, concessions, undertaking, business and  goodwill of the Athabasca Gold Mining Company, Limited Liability, and also lo aeiiuire other grants, concessions, leases, claims, licenses, or authorities' of and over  mines, mining rights, lands, mineral propcrlie-. water  and other rights, in Canada or elsewhere, and either  absolutely or conditionally, and either solely or,jointly  with others:  (b.) To explore, open and work claims or mines, and  raise and dig and quarry for gold, silver,-minerals, ores,  diamonds and precious stones, coals-, earth and other  substances, and to carry on the business of a Company  trading in such materials in all its branches:  (c.) To acquire by purchase, concession or lease, or to  take in exchange or otherwise, or to erect or construct,  and whenever necessary to alter buildings, railways,  tramways, roads, shafts, furnaces, works for smelting, or  otherwise for treating, removing and storing metals and  minerals, and draining and pumping appliances, or water  works for tho purpose of working the mines or claims for  the time being belonging to tho Company, or to any other  company or person or persons, and for the purpose of  crushing, working, manufacturing, purifying, culling,  polishing or otherwise dealing with gold, silver, precious  metals, minerals, ores, coals, diamonds and precious  stones, earth and other substances, whether belonging  to (lie Company or to any person or persons:  Id.) To acquire, carry on and undertake all or any  part, of the business, proper! v and liabilil ies, of any person or company carrying on business which the Company  is authorised to carry on, or possessed of properly or  rights suitable for any of I he purposes of the Company,  and to tiiircha'-e, acquire, sell and deal with shares or  stock of any such person or company:  la.)   To enter into partnership or into any arrange-  capable of being conducted so'as, directly or indirectly  to oenelit the company, and to take or otherwise acquire  and hold shares or securities of any such company:  (f.) To'acq ui re any invention capable of being used  for aiiy of the purposes of the Company, and to acquire  any letters patent, privileges or concessions of an analogous character, whether British or foreign, granted in  respect of any such invention:  (g.) To acquire and grant licenses to work and use any  invention .which the Company is authorised to acquire:  (hi) To purchase, take on lease, or in exchange, hire or  otherwise acquire any land, real and personal- property,  and any rights or privileges which the Company may  think necessary or convenient for the. purposes, of its  business, and in particular any lands, buildings, machinery, license-;, trade marks, casements and privileges. To  invest the moneys of the Company, not immediately required upon such securities as may from time lo time he  determined. To pay for any such' properties, rights or  privileges cither in shares of the Company, or partly in  cash and partly by shares, or otherwise:  (i.) To iinike, accept, endorse and execute promissory  notes, bills of exchange, and oilier negotiable instruments not connected with the business of the Company:  li.) To soli, improve, mannge, develop, lease, mortgage,  dispose of, give in exchanger turn to account, or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights  of the Company, including the granting of power to  work, on any terms .which' may from time to time he  deemed fit, any mines or claims of the Company:  (k.) To sell the undertaking of the Company, or any  part thereof, for such consideration ns the Company  may think lit, and in particular for shares, debentures or  securities of any-oilier company having objects altogether or in part similar lo those of Hie Company:  (1.) To promote and form, and. bo interested, and to  take, hold and dispose of shares in other companies for  all or any of the objects mentioned in this Memorandum,  and to transfer to any such company any property of the  Company, and to take or otherwise acquire, hold and  dispose of shares,- debentures or other securities in or of  any such company, and to subsidize or otherwise assist  any such company:  (m.): To pay and agree to pay a commission or other  remuneration to any persons, including members' and  Directors of this Company, for any services rendered or  to be rendered, and in particular in placing, agreeing  or guaranteeing tho placing of any shares or securities  of the Company, or of companies which it may promote  or be interested in:   (n ) To hoi-row or raise money in such manner as the  Company may think fit, aiid in particular,'by the issue  of (lcLic'nturcs or debenture stock, or perpetual annuities,  and in security of such "money s-o borrowed or raised to  mortgage,- pledge or charge Hie whole or any part, of the  property, assets or revenue of the Compan.i, present or  future (including its uncalled capital), by special assignment or otherwise, or to transfer or convey the same  absolutely or in trust, and to give the lenders powers of  sale and flic other usual and necessary powers:  (o.) To distribute any of the prollts or assets of the  Company in specie among the members, but so that no  distribution amounting to a red net ion of capital be made  without, ihe .sanction of the Court, if necessary:  (p.) To procure the Company to be registered in any  British Colony, or Dependency, or in any foreign country  or place beyond the seas:  (q.) To open and keep a colonial or foreign register or  registers in any British Colony or Dependency, or in any  foreign country or place beyond the seas, and to allocate  any number of the shares in the Company to such register or registers: ���  (r.) To-do all or any oT tho above things, cither a��  principals or agents, and cither through agents, trustees,  or otherwise, and either alone or in conjunction with  others:  (-.) To do all such other things as are incidental or  conducive to the attainment of the above objects, or any  of them:  (t.) And it is hereby declared that in this Memorandum the word "Company," except where used in reference to the Company, shall be deemed to include any  partnership or other body of persons, whether corporate  or incorporate, and whether domiciled in the united  Kingdom or elsewhere.  Given under my hand and seal ol! ollice-at Victoria.  Province of British Columbia, this 29Ui day of June, one  thousand eight hundred anv nine! v-eight.  [l..s.| S. Y. WOOTTOX.  Registrar of Joint, Stock Companies.  Between Dulith and' Buffalo  via  the  steamships  and "North  Land."  magnificent passenger'  "North   West"  'Couching en route: '-Tht-:  Soo," Mackinac, island, Di-:-  tkoit,  and  Cleveland.  Connecting  York   and  lake ports  and  South.  at Buffalo for New  Boston.      Also   at  for all   points   Kast  Two daily (!re;it 2S urtliern trains ( Kaslern  .Knihwiy 'it' Al.iiiiiosotii), fnnn St. 1',-utl and  .Miiino.'ijKilis cuiineot, with sfo.-mirTs at   l'ltliitli.  Bci'uni deciding  call (in ;iL.'(--iils nf  or write.  on votir mute  In  (���'re.'it    Xortliern  tin  I In  I'.itst  w;iy.  F.  I. WHITNEY,  G.P. & T.A., St. Paul  (Handsomely Illustrative descriptive matter  sent  on rei|iicst,.l  THE TREMONT  jnj-JELSOjN"  MAI.O.N'K & TltKGIIJ.ua Proprietors  ( one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  Is the headquarters   or prospectors and miners.  BLACKSMITHING AND  (i   EXPERT HORSESHOEIHG  V/agon   repairing   Promptly Attended   to  bv  a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all finds' of repairing  aqd custom v/orl^ from  ou-tside poinis  SHOP:    Cor,  Baker ai]d Hall Sts. |<el  laninff   Mil  son.  IS.  TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.  nccfoi lb I v ill  Please lake notice thai frnm lh;s date h  noi be responsible for any ^oods supplied  I'lnnintc Mills unless orders si^m d by-Client! he produced as vouchers for sumo.  T. \\\ fillAV  Nelson. Uritisli Columbia, .lime ill h. IS'S.  I..  ���  N.-l-uu  I ...U I'i i ill  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND   SOO   PACIFIC   LlivE  Th,e Direct and Superior Service Route from the  Kootenay-Country .'.to al! Points East,  West, j*lorth a.-^d Soufn.  Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort) via Revelstoke Daily io  St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Point;-.  o o :rsr isr ec a? i o;rc s  I .en ve.  I>:I0 p. in..  Rossland and   Main Line  Points.  DAII.V        xicr.snN   .\rrivo.  Il):.''.(l p. in.  Leave.'  il:0()ii. m.  Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake  Poinds and Sandoq  Hailv   Kxcept   .Sundav i Arrivi   NKL,'  s()N  Kootenay Lake-Kaslo  Houte-Steamor Kokanec.  Leave.                    Iiailv   Kxcept. Sundav Arrive.  !:()<I p. in  N'KI.SOX ".-. . .ikim a. :n.  Leave.  7:lKl n.  Kootenay (fiver Route-Steamer Nolsoi].  Monday-  ���    NKL.Sd.V    ..  Wednesdays, and Kriduy-  Arrive.  ���>::��) p. in.  Ascertain   present lleduced Hales and full informal iuii  v addressing nearest local aitenl or  CE0RCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.  \\\ I'. A.siiKitso.v, Traveling I'lisson^er AkciiI. Nelson.  K. .1. ('.ovi.l-:. I'is'l Passenger Aj,rein. Vancouver.  Spokane-Falls &. Northern,  Nelson & Fort Slieppnpd,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tl]e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson an,d Rossland, and  Spokane and Rossland.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  (i:'.'0 a. m.  12.(1 a a. m  8:.'lt)a.ni.   .NICLSOX..   ROSSLAND.   SrOKANK.  The train that leaves Nelson al li:  council ions at bpokane with trains  point-.  Passengers for Kettle I'iveraud Boundary Creek con-  ncct at Marcus with sluice daily.  Arrive  I'd a  . m.  , makes  close  for  all  Paeilie Co.-^t  Notice ' of .'Application   for   Certificate   ol  Improvements.  wnri i: ci.ocii. m.ii: .iack. vki.i.ou .iacic. .-rrn.vo m i.l..  UI.li: .IACK KltACTIO.V. VKIJ.OW ,>.\(K fl'.ACTIO.V, AM>  SITTINIi lli:i.l, 1-liAIHON MINKttAl. CI.AIJIS, SlTfATl:  I.VTIII-: .VKt-SO.V   .MIMXU   DIVISION   OK   K'()()'II:NAV   Ills-  tp.hrr. and i.oca'iki) on 'iiii-: nhhtii sihk oi-' siikkf  ckkkk. ni-:.\ic i-.hai: ciu-:i:k.  Taki-'notici.' that I. .1. A. Kirk, acting as ngeal fur the  Saline Consolidated Cold Minim; .V Development Company, Limited Liability, free miner's certillcate. No;  KI.IIOa, irlend sixty days from ihe date hereof, to applj  lo tin! milling recorder for a certillcate of improvement*,  for Ihe purpose of obtaining a crown gran! of the above  claims.  Ami further take notice that action, under section 'M.  must be commenced before the issuance of such eerlill-,  rate of improvements. .1. A. ICIIiK.  Dated this i'lith day of July. IS'.IS. j.luly riuthl  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after  dale, I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands- and works for permission to purchase the following- described uiisiirveyeil. unoccupied  and unreserved crown lands, situate in the Nelson inin-  ing division, district of West Khntciitiy. Hritish ('olum-  tiia. namely: All that portion of land bounded on nil  sides by the Long Tom. Cleopatra, and (lood Hope mineral claims, containing by admeasurement. M acres, more  or less. K. XKLSON KKLL.  Dated this '.'ml day of .liilie. A. D. IK'S.  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS  To ami from K-iiropcan points \ ia C-inadiiiii and American line-. Apply for sailint; dales, rates, tickets, and  full information to anv Canadian 1'acillc railway iigetil or  i;K(.). S. BIOICK, V. V. I;. Agent. Nelson.  WILLIAM STITT. General ��. >. Agent. Winnipeg.  mmmmm^mmFmrmmmMm  mrtsriz  ^W^iii^M  wmw  ;^s iits*^  ft'WSWi-iicI  S?3AY? ���TUB TRIBUNE:-. NliJLSON,   B.C.   SATURDAY, JULY :J0,  I KM.  SPEOfAL  SALE SKiJIT  WAISTS  50c TO S5  -^  ���$  &  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  DRESS GOODS AND SILKS ' LADIES' D^ESS SKIRTS  l'.i.-n-k   and   i-i.li.red   in   i'v.-i-y    w<-;nc   in ��� Mlark .-unl   navy serge, plain  and   figured  vi.gue of tin-   l.iti-sl   inivi-liics  fin- sj.ring , alpaca, liriu-ailii'silk and satin shirts, duck  aud  ^iiiiiiui-r  wear. i piipK;  and   dcaliam   skirts  and   suits   for  NEW  WASH   FABRIC smimi<-r.  Kiiln-iVs in i-iiclli'ss pr-iifiisiim. im-lti'lint;  nr^'andies. hall i.slo. linens zephyr, i-aiu-  brii-s,'lau'iis and   new   u'renadiiie  innsiins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  ovdrvliiintr ihe ina.rke(, allinds.  LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS  S|)eeial sale u|' ,wai.si.<. in   nr^andie, ^ri-na  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A.ND  NEGLIGE SHIRTS  Very latest and   most swagyer ell'eets  cheeks, stripes and plaids.  ! MENS' NEW NECKWARE  ���j -  We are now .->ho\vin.i.r a cuinplete raniic in  .ii.e and  U,;iv,,,,; inuslins, sixes :)���> tui COLLARS A^D CUFFS  -12, ranging lVoiu 50. i-cnts lo $5 each.  Shirt waist forms in all sizes and colors  ������it 5u  eenls eaeh.  Sec our special linos of ready-made clothing.     Write  for .samples.  e  C$  5  But. you can make things much easier for yourself by taking advantage  of our close prices on Groceries  What we Advertise is so .���  And the best way to satisfy yourself that it is so, is to call and get the  prices.   All goods delivered to any part of the city  Baker Street,  NELSON  NELSON.  B. C.  ���KASLO, B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  Jobbers and  Retailers- in  AND  1 rL : j��  rria^e a specialty of .Mining Railroad aqd Steamboat Supplies  Our stock will be the most complete in Kootenay  A full line of Tools, Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Granite, Tin, aqd Woodenware  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  .A-C-EHSTTS   FOR  Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's Steel  IB-A-IsCEirR   STEEET   EAST,   2STELS03ST,   B. C-  On Thursday a badly injured Swede  was brought into (ioat River crossing for  medical treatment. He was employed on  some rock work and had assisted in loading a hole with two kegs of powder. For  .some reason the fuse burned very slowly,  and thinking that the shoe had missed  fire, the Swede and another ' workman  went to inspect it. While the Swede was  standing immediately over the hole the  blast exploded and the Swede was thrown  several feet down a ravine. The extent  of his injuries are unknown, but they are  not considered lata).  Dr. W. A. Jlendryx made a trip to the  Last Chance mine last week. Ilendryx is  interested in the property and arrived  there shortly after two feet of dean  galena had been struck in the No. -1 t.uti-  nel, which added I LO feet to the depth of  the property. The strike was made .110  feet; below the workings in No. 3. and 2i>0  feet, in from the portal. It consisLs of 2-1  inches of the same ore which, taken from  the works above, have marie the mine  famous among Slocan mines, and not a  few men rich.  Leonard Craig, who for several months  past lias been employed in the provincial  government of/ices in this city, will seek  more congenial employment next week as  teller in the local branch of the Merchants  Bank of Halifax. .Mr. Craig was for several years connected with the Nelson  branch of the Bank of Montreal, and Nelson'-,- youngest bank is fortunate in securing a teller so well posted upon Kootenay  business as he is.  The Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company announces a material cut in the  rates on .Pacific coast business. On and  after Monday next Pacific coast messages,  which at pre-ent cost 00 cents for transmission, will be sent for 00 cent*. The  rate for night messages is also reduced  from 00 cents to 10 cents. To the people  who have to (jay the telegraph tolls it  does not matter whether this reduction is  due to increased business or to the lively  competition of an American company.  To the wile of \). O. Lewis, of this city,  there was born a daughter on Sunday.  The bond on the Chieftain, the banner!  property of Cariboo creek, has been ex- j  tended until William Mackenzie arrives .|  from the old country. The bond is to Pat !  Burns, of this city, and Messrs. Mauri & j  Mackenzie. , j  One of the largest shots made on the \  Crow's Nest road in the vicinity of Moyie. j  was fired two weeks ago by the men em- i  ployed on McBeath & Peters' work, about !  two miles above iMoyie. By this shot be- i  tween 1200 and 1500 yards of rock were;  blown off a sharp precipice on the right- I  of-way. One hundred kegs of powder j  and \~i feet'of fuse were used. l   i  Hector Sproat has arrived in Nelson for  the purpose of placing the engines in the  new stoi-l boat which the. Canadian Pacific  Railway Company hu�� under construction  in the Nel.-on -hip yard. Tins boat was ;  designed fo>- the Yukon trade, but after  the Yukon business .flattened out, -upon ]  the failure (>l Mackenzie it Alann to construct the nlLCanadian route, il was de-  cidedto put. the boat upon the Kootenay  lake route. "���  .John L. Retallack returned from Spo- \  kane yesterday where he wa-- cti;r;ip;ed in ;  the details of securing a bond on the ;  Slocaii Boy properry in the Slocan. It j  was at first reported "that Retallack was !  acting on behalf of she London A: B. C. j  (lOldl'ields Company in the Slocan Boy i  matter. L-it.i-i- reports, however, are lo I  the effect t hat. it is a private speculation .  of Retallack's.  The inaugural meeting of the local Conn- ���  oil of Women of Canada will be held in '  the Presbyterian church on Wednesday  afternoon n c I o'clock. All I hose who are \  interested in lie- woik aie rrque^ied to :  attend.  The report, of. Dr. LaBaii wish respc;t  to the condition of the Kooienay Indians,  is very reassuring. Tie- report was  received at the j.-ovcrnmenf. offices from  Kuskonnok (bar i here were several eases  of contagion- dNc.-iM.-s among the wander- ;  Stock in Mine Supplies more Complete than Ever  Ore Cars, T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings  Contractors Profits will be Better  if we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware  a. ^  Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,,. and  Cloth  Brushes.   Also good values  in Sponges.  ass  A  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded      Baker Street, Nelson  TRLEI'HON'K  21  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  I'ROMI'T  HKUVKRY  ing Indians, and, as a precautionary  measure, Dr. LaBau and several special  constables visited all the Indians along  the river. The only sickness discovered  was a lew cases of measles. The .Indians  will be returned to their reserve.  ���Joseph Perdue was fined $25 by magistrate Crease on Monday, for carrying concealed weapons. Perdue was under the  impression that so long as he had $20 in  his pocket; he could carry a revolver. This  rule does not apply in Nelson.. The  amount of money the offender has in his  in his pocket may affect, the amount of  the penalty imposed, but docs not; wipe  out the offence.  The picnic at Loon lake. whicJi D. C.  Corbin last week tendered to the employes of his railway systems, was probably the most enjoyable affair of the kind  in the history of American railroading.  .Fully 800 accepted the invitation of Mr.  Corbin. They came empty-handed from  every point reached by his several systems, and Corbin stood all expenses from  the-time they reached his road until they  were returned home. The picnic cost  Corbin all of $10,000. During the day his  employes presented him with a gold  watch, which the recipient said he valued  more than anyone's check for $10,000. and  he meant it.  William Barbour returned to town this  week after doing the assessment work  upon the Douglas B. claim. This property is situated about eight miles above  Robson. and within two miles of the new  railway. Barbour reports having struck  four feet of solid ore. The ore is similar  to that of the Trail Creek properties and  assays well in copper and gold.  HE GRANVILLE SOHOO!  Vancouver, B, C.  BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.  Principals:   The Demoiselles Kern., assisted by Miss Bar-  rington, B. A., (Cantab), who has had ffve years  experience in. Australia ;   Miss M,itch.eil, of  the FJoyal Conservatorium, Dresden..  The (jiranvillc school will reopen on AngnM, Kil.li. in  Ttai-o .Street. The new school nou.se, which has been  built, by Mile. ICcrn. is admirably situated on (ho brow of  (lie hill overlooking the harbor, and in the centre of the  west end.  Prospectus and all informal ion on application lo Ihe  Principals.  We are now taking preparatory to a large clearing sale,  look for our announcement in next week's paper.  a friend for advice  a woman for sympathy  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY  OF NELSC  isbiirsenients  IN  Financial    Statement.  Tlie following shows the receipts and c:  of  tin: Ciiy of -Nelson for tile niontl  ending  July :mth:  IIKCKIP'  "8  Licenses   .���?:{i;<>7 )'>n  Miscellaneous ,  ���_'!)( 1 (III  Police court  lines    ......  la.-) 7a  Peal estate taxes   i;:��i L'l  Wafer rates   i;:nr.7'i  pojr tax          i; mi   Overdraft, at  Hank of Montreal      127H  aS  7��  IH.SIiUKSKMKNTS  I'irr depart men!      s -j.\:, no  Fuel and liKht   ll'lin  Miscellaneous      '.."..���.  ,111 all  Plant and tools ..   U'al   l!a  Police department   77 ���-'.���!  PrinliiiK and stationery      7.' <X<  salaries   lllli t;i:  Sewer const ruction     .V_> fill  .Sidewalks ���  :Td an  Street- ...-   ll.'iil a.'i  Street lij^hi.iiifr   l!)n (in  Waterworks const rod ion   ���JS7H Ha  Waterworks maintenance   S in  Interest on debenl ores      liVI INI   Total      -.   SWOII  7!l  .1. ic. sti:  At'HAN  . City   Clerk.  Nckon. H. C. .Inly SOlli. 1.SIIS.  strang-ers for charity,  but fop  Good Boots  and Shoes  Go to  The Queen Shoe Store  ��99  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleurrjs  WARD STKRKT  O  ��  f>  o  KcpairiiiK of nil kinds done.  Our prices are rigid.  Nelson  WIC WOULD  LUCK TO MENTION TJfK FACT THAT  WK AUK THK  filCT VOUIt MONEY HACK IK  KVICRYTHING IS NOT  A.S RKPRKRKNTKJ)  During' the month of July a  discount of 20 per cent will  be allowed on all purchases  of boots   and   shoes   at   the  BAKER STREET  llavinf,' secured the more commodious and convenient quarters of the above hotel. Mrs. K. O.  Clarke lake.-, this opportunity of than kill),' her  former patrons at. the Clarke Hotel for their  palronaKC in the paM.. and for soliciting a eon-  t intianee of the same.  Rates $2 per Day  E.  G.  Clarke, Proprietor.  rr.jsr oro'wnsi',  B^-iR, osronsrE!  A Glanee at our Rang'e and Prices will do no Harm  WK Cl.llSK AT s?I.\ P. .M. KVKRY  KVKNINO KXCKPT SATCRPAY  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  This is not an old stock  that is being run off.  New g-oods at new prices  BRANCH MARKETS   .   .   .   . . .  Rosslancl and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainswdrth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  ������ft "tz* :rr w *:���..���: ���* * /iv  Ti ;pif��'wi|if'


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