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 '^o/*4f?N  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  lWt.p  Has Three Smelters  in  Successful  Operation,  and  Enough  Ore   in' Sight to   Run  Several   More.  FIFTH  YEAR-NO. 29...  NELSON" .BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  JUNE  12, L897.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  LARGE   MATTE   SHIPMENTS.  The-Heinze Smelter, at Trail Sends Forward  $100,000 "Worth of Matte.  During the past week the Trail Creek  smelter sent forward nearly $100,000 worth  of Matte, its shipments comprising the  bulk of the mineral exports of the port of  Nelson for the past week. The entries  for the week were :  BULLION   AND   MATTK.  Pounds Value  Trail smelter 283.18.3  ORE. Approximate  1 Tons. Value.  I.c Hoi initio, Uossland      3T0  Kootcimy Ore Company, Kuslo      2211  Sloetin St.iir. Sandon         7.3  Washington          <>��� <  l'ayno mino, Slocan        S"  No. 1 mine, Ainsworth        li*  Total for week   Total so far for June   Total for Hay   Total for April    Tolal fov Alarch   '     To! al for -February   Total for January   Total via Kcvclstolce to Alay 12.  Total so far for 1897   .      013  S18l,508  .   1.220  ��152,277  .   2,nil,-)  S3D7,7!)7  ..   3.7IH  S4H;i,2.'il  ..   5,822  S(i77,(>81  .   5,201  S5(j2,S5.'{  .   4.5III  S(i75.50li  .   2.2��)fi  S223.HS2  . 25,SU  $3,222,730  Some Big Strikes on Hamil Creek.  W. L. McLaughlin, who for the past  two months has been prospecting along  Hamill creek, was in Nelson this week and  reports some wonderful surface showings  along Hamill creek. During the latter  half of April McLaughlin went into Hamill  creek, accompanied by John Clinton, and  they have succeeded in locating thirteen  claims, upon eleven of which there are  good surface showings. Their group will  be known as the McLaughlin and Clinton  group. Upon one of the claims there is a  mammoth ledge carrying galena. McLaughlin says the ledge is 200 feet wide,  and' that galena taken from it assayed  from "),") to 115 ounces silver and 71 per  cent lead. An assay made from one of  the other ledges gave n return of $1.50  gold, 2J. per cent lead, 30 ounces silver and  about -1 per cent copper. Though these  claims are less than five miles from Kootenay lake, they are off the regular line ot  trail; and until a trail is built the country  will remain a difficult one to get into.  The locations of McLaughlin aud Clinton  are the first recorded from this creek, but  as there are several prospectors on the  creek now some further discoveries are to  be expected. Hamill creek is reached  easiest via Argenta.  The Strike on the Currie.  While digging a trench for water pipes  on the Currie on the.Galena Farm last  week, an unknown ledge was brought  into sight. It is a short distance from the  old shaft, but its extent is not known at  present, although a surface 2") by 50 feet  has been exposed. The ore runs over 100  ounces in silver. The further development of the ledge will be watched with  interest. It is intended to run a drift  from the old shaftto tap it further down  and the water is how being pumped out  for that purpose. Twenty power drills  and a duplex compressor are to be put in  action on the Currie in the new workings.  To Develop Lardeau Properties.  The Sunshine Mining company has been  floated in London to develop the Silver  Cup, .Sunshine and Towser mineral claims  in the Lardeau. The capital of the company is ��300,000 sterling, in 300,000 shares  of ��1'eachV The directors are F. S. Barnard, ex-M. P.. Thomas Dunn and William  Farrell. of Vancouver; J. H. Payne, It. N.  Horne-Payne, R. Northall Laurie and  Hou. Forbes, George Vernon, of Loudon.  The company was floated on May 3rd last,  and is now listed on the London stock  exchange. 'c. ��� : " "   .    '  Lanark's Shipments for May.  During the month of May the Lanark-  concentrator treated 3200 tons of ore, producing -130 tons of concentrates of a gross  value of $35,000., This was the result of  25 days running. The concentrates were  shipped to the Selby Smelting & Lead  Works of San Francisco. The Lanark is  one of the properties secured last year by  the Lillooet, Fraser River 6c Cariboo Gold  Fields company.  Earned Over $4,000,000 in 1896. '  * <  The Anaconda Copper Mining company  has made 'a report of its gross aud net  earnings to the county assessor for the  purposes of taxation.. The net earnings  for ISM were $4,375,000, as against $1,080,-  000 the year before. The gross earnings  were $17,375,000. and the working expenses $13,000,000. Only the net earnings are  assessable. The Boston 6c Montana and  other large mining companies have not  yet made their returns.  The Crow's Nest Contract,  lb is reported from Montreal that Dan  Mann aud William Mackenzie will have  the contract from the C. P. R. to build  the Crow's Nest Pass railway, and no  doubt will sub-let it in sections, so as to  permit of the greatest possible progress  with construction. In all probability it  Avill take two seasons. Railway men estimate the construction at fully $25,000  per mile, including bridges.  Must Get Down to Business Level.  The Record: "The rents in Rossland  are too high. Business men cannot afford  to pay them. Unless they are cut considerably, there will be a great many failures. The opening up of other districts  has broken into the calculation of many,  who were figuring upon an extensive increase in business in Rossland. The ground  in this immediate vicinity has for a year  been completely taken up. This has  driven   prospectors   into   new   districts.  Those who own properties and are not  able to work them, aud wish to sell, hold  them too high. The buyers ha vetherefore  gone elsewhere with tlieir money. These  are the reasons Rossland is quiet. Properties with equal surface showings can be  bought in other sections for 10 per cent of  what is asked here. There is no question  about this, and of it being the primary  cause of times being quiet-here."  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The Argenta townsite has been sold to  a syndicate with O. G. Laboree at its  head and the intention is to ,lay out  streets and lots and otherwise arrange for  the establishment of a town there, the belief being that- with ;the development of  the Lardo-Diincan country Argenta will  boom.  Dr. ][. E. Hall, who purposes opening a dental parlor in this city, ��� arrived in Nelson on Friday. If business  warrants it, he will remain in Nelson permanently.  Born, to the wife of Thomas McCarthy,  of this city, on the 12th instant, a sou.  Vice-president Shaughnessey, and manager Wythe of the western division, and  R. Marpole, superintendent of the Pacific  division of the Canadian Pacific railway,  are expected, to arrive in Nelson next  week on a tour of > the Kootenay district.  Born, to the wife of judge Forin, on  Monday, a daughter.  The Canadian Pacific Hail way company  has succeeded in getting the Columbia &  Kootenay and Trail Creek & Columbia  railway bills through the railway committee of the house of commons.  Justice Walkem has adjourned the  assize court from June 2lst to June 24th.  The adjournment is made on the score of  economy. The court in Nelson costs about  $300 per day, and justice Walkem thought  it well to adjourn till alter the jubilee  holidays.  The construction of three brick blocks  in Nelson is furnishing a good market for  the product of the brick kilns at Balfour.  It is probable that John A. Mara will put  up a brick block on Baker street adjoining the Elliot block now in course of  construction.  John M. McPhee, the Kaslo man charged  with forging the names of several Kaslo  citizens to.a libellous document, was. adT  mitted to bail by justice Walkem 5'ester-  day in two sureties of $3000 each.  \V. C. Ward and George Gillespie, of the  Bank of British Columbia, are in Nelson  making the usual inspection of the bank's  best-paying branch.  The demand for brick for building in  this city has overtaxed the capacity of  the Proctor kilns at Balfour. It is likely  that the present capacity of 8,000 per day  will be doubled.  The lacrosse match between Rossland  and Nelson on Saturday resulted in a victory for the Nelson team, the score standing four goals to three. It was a very  good exhibition of lacrosse and in the  opinion'of several the Rossland boys put  up the best game as a team. They lost  the match through over confidence.  The Tarn O'Shanter Mining Company of  Ainsworth, is seeking incorporation at  Ottawa. The capital stock of the company is $000,000. the applicants for incorporation are Robert Thomas Hooper, asbestos miner: R. Wilson Smith, financial  agent; E. B. Greenshields, merchant: all  of Montreal, who are to be provisional  directors.  John Hamilton, city auditor, has examined the books of C. E. Sealey, city  clerk, and expresses himself as well  pleased with the manner in which they  have been kept.  Messrs. McLarty and Traves will commence the masonry work on theMcKillop  building on Baker street today.  John Lapointe and W. II. Brown have  secured the contract for putting up the  Elliot block on the corner of Baker and  Stanley streets.  Work was commenced Friday morning  on the new hotel to be erected on the  comer of Vernon and Ward streets by J.  Fred Hume, M. P. P., and H. D. Hume, of  Vancouver. The building will be 9-1x8;)  feet, a frame structure with a stone foundation.  The Hall Exploration- company has  taken a bond on the Blackcock, a property on Wild Horse creek. It is stated  that the bond calls for the payment of  $70,000.  A prospector named John Pierce, whose  home was in Vancouver, is said to have  been injured fatally last week through a  fall from a bluff at the junction of Kaslo  river and Sturgeon creek.  C. Sweeney, manager of the1 Bank of  Montreal at Vancouver, was in Nelson  several days this week. He was surprised  at the growth of the town since his visit  in November last, and he will, be more  surprised on his next.  A. M. Leitch, who stolen mail sack from  a mail carrier's wagon near Fort Steele,  was sentenced to ten years imprisonment  at Kamloops on Monday. Leitch resided  in Nelson for a time and also in Rossland.  He was mixed up in several shady deals  around Rossland and left rather hurriedly.  MINISTER   FIELDING   EXPLAINS  How the New Liberal Tariff will Affect Different Kinds of Mining Machinery.  Finance minister Fielding, in moving  the house of commons into committee of  ways and means last week, took occasion  to explain the changes -which the government had decided upon in respect to the  tariff. His remarks respecting mining  machinery, have an especial interest to  the mine-owners of Kootenay in view of  the misunderstandings which have already arisen between importers of mining  machinery and the customs officials, since  the new tariff went .into effect. In this  connection minister Fielding said:  In the matter of mining, machinery, in  our tariff resolutions we included a class  of mining machinery exclusively used for  mining and provided that it should be admitted duty' free.    Under the old  tariff  there  was a clause of somewhat similar  character restricting it  to kinds  of machinery not made in Canada.    We fouud  difficulty in  the interpretation of   that  clause, and we found there would  be difficulty in the interpretation of our new  clause,  owing to  the  uncertainty as to  what is mining machinery used for that  purpose.    We have had interviews  with  gentlemen interested in the manufacture  of mining machinery, and also with many  people who use such machinery; and after  very full  discussion   we   determined   to  place 25 per cent duty on certain articles  of mining machinery, and to specify all  articles which we wished to make free.  There are a few items of this mining machinery which are made in Canada, and  which are well made aud satisfactory to  mining people, and these classes will still  have to pay 25 per .cent.   Then  we  place  on the free list a large number of items  which are desired by the miners.    Item  535 in the amended  resolutions reads as  follows:    "Mining, smelting and reducing  machinery, viz., pressure or exhaust fans,  rotary pressure blowers, coal-cutting machinery,  except   percussion   coal-cutters,  coal  heading machines, coal  a,ugers and  rotary   coal   drills,   core   drills,   miners'  safety lamps,  coal   washing   machinery,  coke making machinery, ore drying machinery, ore roasting machinery, electric  or magnetic machines for separating iron  ores, blast furnace water jackets, converters for metallurgical processes in iron or  copper, briquette making machines, ball-  grinding machines, copper plates plated  or not, machinery for the extraction of  precious  metals  by   the chlorinatiou  or  cyanide processes,  monitors, giants "and  elevators for hydraulic miniug, amalgam  safes, automatic ore samplers, automatic  feeders, jigs,classifiers, separators, retorts,  puddles, vaiiners, mercury pumps,  pyrometers, bullion furnaces, amalgum  cleaners, gold mining slime-table, blastfurnace,  blowing   engines,  wrought   iron  tubing,  butt or lah, welded, threaded, or coupled  or not. not less than '1\ inches in diameter,  when imported for use exclusively in mining, smelting, reducing or refining.  These  articles all go on the free list."  Mr. Foster���Speaking generally, are  these articles manufactured in Canada or  not?  The minister of finance���I think not;  Some are, but not many.   .     -  Mr. Foster���Differences in the specifications, I suppose.  The minister of finance���Largely so.  Articles placed on the duitable list are:  Ore and rock crushers, stamp mills, Cornish and belted rolls, rock drills, air compressors, cranes, derricks, percussion coal  cutters. These are to be duitable, and all  the others are on the free list.  Contracts Let For the Slocan River Road.  The contracts for the construction of  the Slocan River extension of the C. & K.  railway were let at Vancouver this week.  Messrs. Poupore, McVeigh & Co. secured  the first 1(5 miles of the work, commencing  at the Slocan crossing of the.C. 6c K. Contractor McVeigh was in Nelson on Thursday and left for Montana to bring in his  plant. The remaining 10 mile'; of the  work was secured by J.G. and W. C. McLean. The contracts call for the completion of the grading by October 1st. The  rails will be laid as fast as the graders get  the road-bed in shape. Work will be  commenced on both sections at once. The  road leaves the Coliiinbia.cfc Kootenay at  18-mile post, 10 miles from Nelson.  Yacht Myth to be Raffled.  In order to secure funds for the building  of a new racing yacht for .1 SOS, arrangements are being made to raffle the yacht  Myth, the present holder of the Kaslo  pennant. The Myth was built by Messrs.  Elliott 6c Hale at their own expense, and  has twice successfully maintained the  credit of the city of Nelson, it is said  that those interested in yachting in Kaslo  will build a flyer for IS0S, and Nelson cannot afford to be behind its rivals. There  is a chance in this raffle for the people of'  Nelson to show that they appreciate the  public spirit shown by Messrs. Elliott fc  Hale in the construction of a purely racing  yacht, and the reserving of the same for  racing purposes for two seasons.  Wedded.  E. R. Atherton of Sandon, who was  numbered among the earliest residents of  Nelson, was married at 7:30 Wednesday  morning to Miss Bessie Tilley Irvine of  this city. The ceremony was performed  in the Church of England by Rev. U.S.  Akehurst. Miss Annie Clawson acted as  bridesmaid, and Bruce White of the Slocan Star mine, supported the groom. Mr.  and Mrs. Atherton left on Wednesday  morning's train for Portland and other  coast cities. They will make their home  in Sandon.  THE   CITY   COUNCIL  Holds a Couple of Meetings and Transacts  Considez'able Business.  The.eighth regular meeting of the city  council was'held in the fire hall Monday  evening, all members of the board being  present save aldermen Fletcher and Gilker.  Communications were received from W.  J. Goepel' re the use of the government  lock-up; from Turner, Beeton 6c Co. and  others re Japanese house of prostitution  on Vernon street; from Robert luce, resigning 'position as' policeman; from A.  Fraser, asking for appointment to the police force.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that the acting chief of police be instructed to1 notify the Japanese women  on Vernon street to remove to other quarters at once.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Dow, it was decided  to accept the resignation of Robert luce  as policeman. ' On motion of alderman  Hillyer, seconded by alderman Malone,  Daniel A. Fraser was appointed to the  force. .  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Hillyer, the salaries  of the policemen were raised to $80 per  month.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, .seconded, by alderman Dow, the following  accounts were allowed: G. IT. Owen,  scavenger, $2; J. B. Grant,-for city seal,  $30; express charges, $1.75; A. L. Dolan,  for teams. $23-1;. Joe Garvey, laborer.  $S,15; F. C. Chandler', surveyor, $9(5; F.  E. Kelly, labomr, $10: IT. F. Flanajrnn.  laborer,-$10: G. E. Herold, laborer. $7.50:  S. F. & N. R'y Co., telegrams, $31.(il:  Aschcroft & McClelland,-blacksmithing,  $15.40; Thompson, stationery, $l(i.(i0:  Thomas W. Gray, balance of account,  $202.33..  The council went into committee of the  whole with aldermau Teetzel in the chair,  for the purpose of considering the Public  Works Loan by-law. The committee rose  and reported the by-law complete with  amendments. The report of the committee was adopted and the by-law was put  through its third reading.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, the Temporary  Loan by-la\v, No. 0, received its second  reading. The by-law was considered in  committee ot the whole, with alderman  Teetzel in the chair, it was reported  complete with amendments. The report  was adopted and the by-law went through  its third reading.  On motion of alderman Dow, seconded  by alderman Teetzel, it was decided to  call for applications for the position of  pound keeper, the applicant to be prepared to furnish the pound.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that a special committee, made up of the  mayor and aldermen Hillyer and Malone,  be appointed to select a site for a cemetery.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that a special committee, made up of -the  mayor and aldermen Teetzel and Gilker,  be appointed to report on the advisability  of taking over the fire hall, the report to  be made at the next regular meeting of  the council.  .,. On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was decided  to appoiut the. city clerk acting water  commissioner with authority to collect  water rates and that he receive a salary  of $35 per mouth. Alderman Teetzel also  gave notice that at the next meeting of  the council he would introduce a by-law,  fixing water rates.  wionxusiiAv icvi-:xi.v(i'.s micktixci.  At the adjourned meeting of the council held in the lire hall   Wednesday evening.     Aldermen  Dow  and Teetzel  were  the only absentees.  A communication was received from  the acting water commissioner re the refusal of certain parties to pay water rates:  from J. A. Mara re transfer of the Consumers' Waterworks company's plant and  franchise to the city ; and from K. I.<\ Tol-  mie re license issued to Joseph Sturgeon.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Fletcher, it Was resolved "that until the passage of a bylaw fixing water rates, the acting water  commissioner shall and he is hereby authorized to fix water rates, and that he be  empowered to shut off water from any  building, hotel, saloon, store, shop or residence connected with the water rooms  belonging to the City of Nelson, whose  occupant neglects or refuse.-: to pay the  water rates so fixed: Provided always  that due notice in writing of such action  shall be first given to any person so neglecting or refusing, anil that the acting  water commissioner cause a copy of the  resolution to be published inTiii-;Ti!iiH'.\i-;  for two weeks.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Fletcher, it was resolved "that the mayor be authorized to  purchase the Consumers' Waterworks  company's plant, rights and franchise, for  a sum not to exceed $5,000, and that when  a legal transfer of the same is made to  the city, that au order for the amount of  the purchase price, signed by the mayor  and city clerk, be drawn on the city treasurer, and that a check for the amount  signed by the city treasurer and the  mayor be issued therefor." Carried, aldermen Fletcher, Hillyer and .Malone and  mayor Houston voting in the affirmative;  alderman Gilker not voting, he being a  shareholder in the Consumers' Waterworks company.  On motion of alderman Gilker, seconded  by alderman Hillyer, the following accounts were passed:   John A. Turner 6c  Co, supplies, $18.05; J. W. - Sehmeer,  policeman. $20.(55; .John John Costello,  labor, $8.75; P. Conroy, labor, $<S.15; Robert luce, policeman, $15.20.  The Public Works Loan by-law, Fire  by-law, City Pound by-law, Dog Tax bylaw. Temporary Loan by-law. Prevention  of Vice by-law. Trades License by-law,  and Streets and Sidewalks by-law were  reconsidered and adopted.  The council went inlo committee of the  whole on the Public Health by-law, with  alderman Fletcher in the chair. The committee reported progress.  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   FROM   KASLO.  McPHEE   COMMITTED   FOR   TRIAL.  Sam Lovatt.took the tug steamer Idaho  up the lower Duncan from Kootenay lake  to Hauser lake and does not seem to think  he did anything very remarkable. He  says there is no great, difficulty in navigating the river at the present stage of  the water, aud he could take up any boat  now on the lake. He thinks with a boat  constructed for the ��serviee, the river  would be navigable for six months of the  year, and that there is money in the business for anyone who will construct the  proper craft.  The body of foreman Gillis, who was  caught in a snowslide at the Ibex mine  during the winter, was. found near the  small lake last week. It was enclosed in  a coffin and brought by the miners ��� to  Whitewater, . thence on a push-car to  Kaslo. dt was at once forwarded by manager Steele to Gillis' former home in Port  Arthur for burial. His son, who was at  the mine with him when he met his death,  accompanied the remains.  The influx of strangers still continues,  aud very many of the newcomers are  building'residences for themselves. The  flats on the east side of the city, which  have been almost deserted by reason of  the flood in Kaslo creek, is now being occupied and a number of small houses are  being built. Improvements are also being  made,upon those buildings which, were  spared by the flood.  C. W. Witham, contractor for the new  hotel, is preparing the foundation for the  new building which ho proposes to erect  upon tlie lot recently purchased by him  on Front street near the corner of Fifth.  Amongst the many-strangers registered  at the Kaslo, who are making a "tour of*  southwest Kootenay, are Dr. Brett of the  Banff Sanitarium, and inspector D. G.  McPherson of the Northwest mounted  police. Both express themselves surprised  at the development of the country, which  is so much beyond expectations.  Amateur prospecting is being very generally indulged in by many of Kaslo's  pedestrians. Scarcely a Sunday parses  that several parties are not out scouring  the hills with a view of discovering some  neglected ledge. Two young men brought  in some rock last Sunday which presented  a rich appearance. They did not. however, appear very anxious to indicate the  position whence it came with any great  exactness.  George T. Kane has had the property  owned by him immediately opposite the  head of Front street, subdivided aud is  offering them for sale; Most of them have  found purchasers at fair prices. It is said  that some fine buildings will be erected  upon them.  H. Giegerich has secured a fine building  plot in the western part of the city, and  will, it is said, build a residence for himself during the present season.  There was considerable satisfaction in  the city over the double victory won by  the Kaslo base-ballists over their opponents of Spokane. It was some recompense  for the drubbing they received at  Rossland.   ROSSLAND   MINING   NOTES.  The Homestake Consolidated Mines is  the name of a company', which is being  brought out in London for the purpose of  acquiring the Homestake, Gopher, II. E.  Lee and Maid of Erin- mining properties  in Rossland. The company is to be stocked  for ��150.000, of which amount -��125,000 will  be used for the purchase of the four properties mentioned above. The promotion  of this company is the direct result of D.  M. Liunard's'visit-to London last winter.  These properties have so far cost the present holders about.$200,000.  .John R. ilea vis, of the Hossland Miner,  is following up his crusade against the  erection of smelters in Northport for the  treatment of British Columbia ores. He  is now advocating the claims of the Say-  ward site as against 'Northport.  The Day is Not Far Distant.  The provincial' government have seen  fit to ignore the recommendations of the  municipal council of Nelson, and the result is that there is neither a licensing  board nor a board of police commissioners.  The license commissioners should have  met on the second Wednesday of June-  but. they didn't. Some day British Columbia will be governed by men who will  1)0 unlike Messrs. Eberts, Baker, Martin  and Pooley, and it is to be hoped the day  is not far distant.  England's Oldest Duke.  England's oldest duke, the duke of  Northumberland, has entered on his  eighty-seventh year. Though he calls  himself Percy, the duke is really a Smith-  son, the. last male Percy having-died in  1(570. He is extremely religious, and. as  his wife was an Irvingite. one seat is always kept vacant at his table for the  Saviour.  He   is   Charged With'Having  Signed-Other  Men'sNanaea to a Libellous Document.   ���  The sensation of the week in Kaslo has  been the arrest of John M. McPhee, well  known in Kaslo, upon a warrant issued  under  instructions  from  the   provincial  government.    It will be remembered that  last autumn several gentlemen residents  of Kaslo received a letter from the pro-,  vincial secretary's ollice, advising theur  that their petition asking for the removal  of John Keen from the recorder's office  would be considered.   As they had sent-  no such petition they were at a loss to  understand what the letter meant.   They  therefore asked for a copy of the document, which was.for warded to them. The  petition charged the mining recorder with  several serious offences and purported to  be sigued by J. C. Eaton, of the Whitewater mine,  Edward Watts,' and  oilier  well known mining men.   Each of them   ���  repudiated   the   signature   appended   to  the petition and.asked-that the original  document be forwarded for investigation  to the gold commissioner or registrar of  the supreme court.   This was done, and  ever since a quiet investigation has been  going on which resulted yesterday in the  arrest of McPhee, whose name was one of  those appended to the petiiion.  On ..Thursday he  was   brought  before  police  magistrate Chipman, with whom  sat mayor Green, for preliminary examination.     Several documents   known   to  have  been   prepared  in   McPhee's  handwriting were submitted and sworn to by  Recorder Keen.   The original petition to .  the government was also put in evidence,  with the stamp of receipt at the provincial secretary's office.    Managers Allison,  of   the Bank  of   British  Columbia,  niul ��� ���  Gerrard,  of the Bauk  of British  North  America, appeared as  ex Deris  in  chero-  graphy and gave their opinion  in a general way that thesignatures to  the petition and the petition itself were written  by the same hand as the documents put  lin as exhibits and sworn  to.   The examination   of   Manager Gerrard   was   vrvy  minute and particular, while that of Mr.  Allison  was  more general, but quite as  decisive.    Evidence as to motive was also  submitted by several  witnesses and went  to show that McPhee had  been annoyed  because the recorder hail refused  to record a re-location of the Yosen.ite mineral  claim, in  which  McPhee  was  a  partner  with  Cum mi tigs,   who  made  the  relocation.    T. J.  Lendrum, of Ainsworth, also  testified that McPhee. had spoken- di-par-.   ���  agingly of Keen, anil expressed a determination to have him dismissed.    After a,  patient hearing of the testimony adduced  the  magistrates  committed   the accused  for trial at the next court of competent  jurisdiction, which will be the assizes at  Nelson on the 2-1 th instant.   John M. McPhee is one of Kaslo's longest residents,  as he came here early in the history of  the   place.   ��� He is  largely   interested in  mining property, and was one of the owners  of  the   Eureka group   bonded   some  time   ago   to   C.   H.  Green, of Saginaw,  Michigan.    The   case   attracted   a   good  deal  of notice, and the court  room   was  filled during theexamination. A. Wheeler  appeared  on  behalf of  the prosecution,  and N. F. McKay for" the; defense.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.   ���  The Ibex, in  the Slocan, will  soon  be  among the shipping properties. Arrangements are said to have been made,for a  vigorous prosecution of work.atthe mine,  and during the coming week the first  shipment'will be made, and. thereafter  continue steadily.  II.' M. Perseau of Kaslo, has sold to  James FT. Bunyere of Rossland, an undivided one-quarter interest for $200 in a.  .mineral claim recently located on the  west side of Kootenay,.. lake, about three  miles south of thatcity. This is an entirely  new country for mineral locations, and  may be the means of attracting attention  to the locality.  E. T.'BoyIes has transferred to Franklin  Mallory, aiv undivided one-half interest in  the mineral claims Menna and McGregor,  situate upon White Grouse .mountain.  Both parties belong to Spokane, and the  consideration named is $170 in money and  other valuable offerings.  W. A. Boss has transferred to R. E.  Brown, of Spokane, who recently got_ a.  verdict for millions against "Oom Paul's"  government, the mineral claims Nancy  Hanks. Maud S.. Fresno. Last Link and  Hazel C. These claims are all in tho immediate vicinity of the famous Whitewater mine, and are very highly thought  of: by those who know them.  The promoters of the Ibex Mining company have made the final payment-of..  $22,000 due upon the Ibex, Liddlosdale  and Triangle mineral claims of the Ibex  Mining company. The promoters advanced the money individually so that  there yet remains in the treasury sufficient funds for development purposes.  Trying to Swell Laurier's Head.  The colonial office has given instructions  that Hon. Wilfrid Laurieiyas the premier  of the only British federation, be given  distinct honors and precedence in all festivities. Sir Donald Smith will meet  Laurier at Liverpool, and a number of  distinguished Englishmen will join the  lord mayor of Liverpool in receiving him  on Saturday, lie will receive special welcomes at Glasgo\v and Edinburgh, and  will be taken by special train, gay with  bunting, from Scotland to London, where  Mr. Chamberlain will escort him to his  special quarters at the Hotel Cecil as the  guest of the British nation.  mm  it * \�����  '  r..  J-.rN.IS.Jjy*  fi  ��� iii-t- *..  u  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C��� SATURDAY, JUNE 12,  1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by Tin-:  Trihun'e Publishing Comtanv. and ivill be mailed  ro subscribers on payment of Two Dollars a year.  No subscription taken for less than a year.  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C.E.���Provincial Land Surveyor.'  ���   1J. 0. box S'J, Kaslo, li. C.  B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON. B.A.'Se.  eers   and   Analytical   Chemists,  T C. GWILLIM, li.l  ��-' ��� ���Mining Engin  Slocan City, li. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. E. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  The Ames Holden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  ��ixe ��rtimm*  SATURDAY MORNING.   JUNE  12, 1897  The necessity for appointing tne remaining members of the licensing board  for the city of* Nelson has not yet occurred  to the provincial government, and owing  to its failure to act, the city is unable to  take any action in the matter of liquor  licenses. Shortly alter the election of the  present council, the name of P. E. Wilson  was forwarded to the government with  the request that he be appointed a member of the board, but although nearly two  months have elapsed, nothing has been  done in the matter. The provincial government alto'getifer'ignores the city coiin-  ��� cil, and has not even the courtesy to answer letters or telegrams.  The story comes from Ottawa that Dr.  Milne of Victoria, is endeavoring to secure  the office of lieutenant-governor of British Columbia. It is not likely that the  doctor's ambition will be gratified. lie  is on the right side of the political fence,  but he is far from being popular, aud he  can hardly lay claim to having accomplished much for the party in Victoria. It  iO'dd that senator Mclnnes of Victoria,  has the refusal of the oHice, and it such  be true he may be counted upon accepting it.    It is reported in Montreal that Herbert  Holt of Montreal, and  Charles  S. Hyman  - of London, have become interested with  F. Aug Heinze in the Columbia & Western  railway charter, and that the company is  after a government subsidy of $8000 or  $10,000 per mile for a line of railway from  Robson to Penticton. The interest which  leading Liberals are evincing in railway  construction is somewhat significant.  First Messrs. Jeff ray and Cox take up the  concessions granted to the British Columbia Southern Railway company, and put  through a neat deal with the Canadian  Pacific ��� Railway company. Following  close upon 'this comes the story that  Charles S. flyman, the defeated liberal  leader of London, has become interested  ������ with our own Mister Hein/e, and is using  his influence to secure a. heavy subsidy  for the Penticton road. It will no doubt  be held that the railway .speculations of  these leading Liberals are purely business  ventures, and that Charles S. Hyman,  who has spent a small fortune in the Liberal interests in London, is above receiving any reward from the government in  the shape of a fat railway subsidy, but  had they'���' been Conservatives, the air  would have been full of rumors of jobbing.  It makes all the difference in the world  who does these things.  Sir Oliver Movvat, minister of justice,  has introduced a bill in the senate for the  prevention of exhibitions of kinetoscope  .pictures of prize fights under a penalty  of $1000.. An amendment was also inserted in the bill prohibiting Canadian-newspapers from publishing accounts of prize  lights and prohibiting the entry of foreign  papers containing accounts of the same.  It is thought that the bill will pass both  houses.  things are in the shape which mayor  Scott's talk would lead one to believe,  mayor Scott must be prepared to accept a  very large measure of the blame. As  chief magistrate he has sweeping powers,  and in failing to apply a check when a  check was needed, he was equally negligent with the other members of the council. Instead of calling upon the council to  take action in such matters, mayor Scott  should take action himself. The municipal act is very clear in this regard.  The announcement that the Conservative party wili not oppose the federal  governments agreement with the Canadian Pacific railway company for the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass railway,  is rather good evidence of Lhe excellent  nature of the agreement, and will have a  tendency to hasten the construction of  the work. The conditions are practically  the same as those telegraphed from Ottawa  last week, in addition to other freight  concessions the railway company has  agreed to waive its right to an earning of  10 per cent upon its capital upon the  Kootenay route and has consented to a  proviso in the charter that rates upon all  freight originating in Kootenay, and destined for Fort William and the east, and  from the east destined for points on the  new line, shall be subject to regulation by  the railway committee of the privy council or in time to the proposed railway  commission.   Promoters of mining companies who  count upon, selling their company's stock  in  Ontario,  should   look  up the  mining  act recently passed by the Ontario legislature. On aud after July 1st, the Ontario  legislature proposes to exercise a general  supervision over the sale of mining stocks  in companies, the head offices of which are  elsewhere than within that province.    It  proposes to issue licenses to such companies upon compliance with certain conditions, and any such company disposing  of any stock without a  proper license is  liable to a fine of $20 per day.   The conditions which the legislature imposes are  that these outside companies shall- show  that they have  been  duly incorporated  and that they possess the real estate, property and assets, and that they are carrying on their operations on a scale and in a  manner to command the confidence of the  public.   As the indications are that the  act will be strictly enforced, it will be interesting to know if the Ontario department of mines will pass any title to mineral claims short of au absolute crown  grant.    Until   such  crown   grant   is   obtained the title to any mineral claim may  be assailed, and for this reason the department may shut   out all save crown  granted properties.    The enforcement of  this act will no doubt shut out scores of  companies which are at present operating  in     Ontario    almost   solely   upon     the  strength of cleverly written prospectuses,  but it will result in mutual good to the  investing public and to the mining industry as well.    Bona fide mining companies  will have no difficulty in complying with  the conditions imposed by the legislature,  while "wild-caters" will  be forced to go  elsewhere.       Dominion Government Finances.  For the eleven months ending May 31st,  the revenue of the Dominion government  was $34,557,70.7, and the expenditure $20,-  33(J,SS(5, leaving a surplus of $5,217,819.  The revenue for. the same period last year  was $23,952,070, or a betterment for the  same current year of $1,015,725. The expenditure for eleven months in 1S9G was  ���$28,500,864, or $743,022 less than during  the present year. For the month of May  last there was a drop of revenue of  $345,000, due to a decrease in the- excise  and customs collections, as compared  with May, 1.890. There was a decrease in  the expenditure last month of $09,000, as  compared with the same month last year.  The expenditure on capital account for  the past eleven months was $2,920,377, as  against $3,472,081 in 1890, or a decrease for  the current year of $545,000. There was  added to the public debt during the past  month $019,000, as compared with $1,142,-  (iOI. in Mnv. 1S!)(i. Altogether the finances  arei"  ��� * ��� ���.- -.ttisfactory condition.  The Crow's Nest  Pass Bailway and  The Slocan Bivep  Bailway  are to be built dtiring the year  1S97. Construction work has  already commenced on the last  named. These two roads with  the.two already having- terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  . the railway center of Southern  British Columbia. Real, estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in value���often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines���and Nelson will  be no exception. The following- described property'is choice  and the prices such as to insure  a  JUST RECEIVED a small varied stock of  IECTRICAL SUPPLIES  OBJECT is to furnish you with enough to Keep your work going while i\\e  balance of your order is coming from Toronto.    Thanking you for past favors  CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY  FRANK DARLING, KOOTENAY ACENT  The Warren Webster Vacumn Boiler Feed Water  purchasers  against  losing:  making  Ieater  AND WATER PURIFIER  r Jiiakc of healer      The Webster System of Heating wilh Kxhnust. Slemn relieve.*; buck pressure on engine  \ alvo Itoscalcr will reseat any style of vulvo without removing valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe .Cutter Cuts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Guaranteed  per eenl bctlcr than any other  The Jlor.se  Street Hydrants, Gate Valves,  Office, Hodgins building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson  Pipe, Crescent Drill SI eel, Wire Hope  Freight and Passenger Klovator.s  Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  NELSON   PROPERTY  Price  .'!0xl20 feci on   Baker street,  wilh  2-story  ollice building.   Terms  '. '���. .$��,2o0  50x120 feet on  "Vernon street, with 2-story  business block!   Terms   5,oG0  25x120 feet on Vernon street with improvements.   Terms .    I,.I00  100x120 feet on Vernon street (a corner) with  improvements.   Terms   5,500  50x120 feet at corner of Ward and,Hoover  streets, with 10-rooni dwelling house. All  modern conveniences.   Terms    1,000  25x120 feel on Victoria street, with 2-story  dwelling.    Terms  ���.   2,200  G2.Jxl20 feel on Victoria street, with collage  Terms   2,750  25x120 feel corner Victoria and Ilendryx  slreets.   Terms       850  The Kootenay  Lake Sawmill  Kaslo, B. C.  Will start about March 15th  with, about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs under  contract for  early delivery.  HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  The Planing  and Factory  Is now running full time under lhe management  of 0. E. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge. .  . Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co.  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  Ltd.  UNION MADE CIGARS  a   Jo  iwqers  desire to say that they are not holding any  public auction sale of lots in Slocan City.  New Designs  In house interiors, office and store fixtures, dado  **work. mantles, brackcls. mouldings, book cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders lor all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  /\ny auction sale advertised  is conducted by outside purchasers.  FRANK FLETCHER., Trustee.  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  Price  .An undivided one-fourth interest in Trout  Lake City townsite, in Lardeau district.  Terms   11,000  One Car Glass  Direct from Holgium expected this month. Rough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in slock.  JOHN HOUSTON  Office:   Corner Vernon and  Ward streets, Nelson. H. C.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch ollice foot of lleudryx Sue  Nelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  T.  O1  FOOT OF HALL STREET, NELSON.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing*,  Turned Work,  and  Office Fittings.    Just  arrived and in stock,  a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  UflDER fJEW M^NACEMEftt"  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  BALFOUB  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.-  BUILDING  LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed \V. .1. G. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to the townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  b\ C. 1NNES.,  W. J. G. DICKSON  Lots $100 to  $500 each  This  famous and delightful   summer  resort  has been  taken over  bv the above  linn and will be conducted in tfie future in a first-class manner  GOOD SHOOTING AND FISHING  LAWN TENNIS CF}0UflDS  COOL PIC-NIU GROVES  PARTIES PROVIDED FOR.  RATES:   ��2 00 AND $2 f>0 PICK DAY.  FFftNK FLETCHER,, Trustee.  Asheroft 1 MeCleM  BLACKSMITHING AND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  500 Men to  drink cool,  sparkling,  refreshing'  General Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  ^VC3-E3STCIEIS =  Great West Oatmeal Jlills, Pilot Moudd, Manitoba  The li. M. Smit.li Itiscuil Factory. Victoria, li. C-  The Virden Poller Mills. Vinlcn, Manitoba  Smith & Fischel. Cigars, St. Jerome, Quebec  KOOTENAY AKADQUAKTICHS, NKLSON, B.C.  Charles A.  o.  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM  BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  IMPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  Special attention given to all kjnds of repairing  an,d custom work, from outside points  Ma vim Scott of Rossland has already  found it necessary to read the members of  his council a lecture on economy. Rossland started oil' in its corporate career on  the wrong foot. The salaries of civic officials were placed at the top notch, and  separate offices were created where two  could be conveniently merged into one.  Even at its own pace the council did not  turn out jobs fast enough for those who  wanted them, and if what mayor Scott  says is true, appointments were made and  fancy salaries .were drawn without the  knowledge or consent of the council.   If  I-iE-A-IlL.   ESTATE  _a.:n":d ooimiiviiissiccn" .a-g-eusj-t  SHOP:    Cor. Baker an.d Hall Sts. ffelson.  MINING STOCK FOR SALE  T-* Hi~F"l~F?,  For Two Bits a Quart  Come.and  Rush the Pitcher  au/r^e  DBALEES   IN"  VICTORIA HOTEL,  C. F.  C00DWIN,  PROPRIETOR  THE TREMONT  ISTEIjSODCSr  MALOXE & TREGILLUS, Proprietors.  UK ALKY BLOCK. BAKER STREET, NELSON.  FOR SALE.       ~  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above,  Residence lots, 50 feet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  100,000 shares of stock in the Hansard  Gold and Copper Mining Company.  50,000 scares in the Kootenay Development  Company.  100,000 shares in the White Crouse Mining Company.  For further information apply to  R. E. LEMON, Nelson, B.C.  Clements & Hillyer block.  Is one of the best hotels in Toud Mountain district, and  is tho headquarters for prospectors and miners.  QRAND VIEW HOTEL  FEEDEBICTON"  TOAD MOUNTAIN  Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Graniteware,  Miners' Supplies.  Tinsmithing v u "   ���.  ���_ Estimates Furnished  ,   ~,     0, . Full stock of ��    ���  t -j.'  and  Plumbing Builders'and Miners'Supplies On Application  WINDOW SHADES---  A new consignment of window shades embracing the latest colors has just been received by  D. T. MOIUCE, Proprietor.  NELSON, B.C.  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.  MUSIC  LESSONS  KJo^'  'm$&  mmm&  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Kootonay  J'holographs'in Lhe latest styles  Guarantee satisfaction  Mrs. Johnson.  WOTICE.  The court of Assize and Nisi I'rius and of Oyer and  Terminer and General Gaol delivery, set to be holden al.  Nelson on Monday, the 21sl day of .rune instant, is adjourned by order of the honorable Mr. Walkem, to Thursday, the 21th day of Juno instant, at 10 o'clock in the  forenoon. Jurors, witnesses and others will lake notice  hereof and act accordingly. JO. T. II. .SIMI'lvlNS,  Acting Deputy District Registrar.  Dated at Nelson, ii. C, June 7th, A. D. 1897.  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano, violin  or organ.     For terms  Apply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,, Nelson  PRIYATE BOAMM  BY  THE  DAY WEEK  OR  MONTH  Pleasant Location  Home Cooking  Comfortable Rooms  No Children  VICTORIA ASSAY OFFICE  2S Uroad Street, Victoria, B. C.  Gold  Silver...  Load ���  Copper .  .91 00  . 1 00  . 1 00  .   2 00  Gold and Silver ��1 ,50  Lead unci Silver    I 50  Copper, Silver, Gold., ,'i 00  Other metals on application. All samples to be sent  carriage paid and clearly marked, and to be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  Carboimlu Street near Ward.  Terms Reasonable MRS.  T.   TODD  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that, the undersigned will. at.  the expiration of thirty days, apply to the .stipondinry  magislrale of West Ivootciuiv district for a license to  sell Honor by retail at bis hotel at JJeer Park, Lower Arrow lake. JiOIiEIlT JCYLE.  Dated this lSlh day of May. [May 22.]  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  m  1 THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,'JUKE  12,1897.  Q  u  m OF IONTREAL  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD  Hon.  GEO. A.  A.  SMITH   DRUMMOND   B   S. CLOUSTON.   President   Vice-President  . .General Manager  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  CORPORATION  OF THE CITY OF NELSON  B"5T-XJJA-"VCir   KO. 1.      isitANcnrcs in     LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Canada,  fluy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GRANT CO MM ICUCI AT.  AND TltAVKLI.KRS' CKKDITS,  available in any part of tho world.  I)HA1'"I'S  ISSUED     COLLECTIONS  MADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  HATE OF INTEREST (at present,) 3 Per Cent.  CANADIANS   LIKENED   TO   BOERS.  The Philadelphia Press, in a recent issue, endeavors to make it appear that the  Canadians in West Kootenay are as narrow minded and envious as the Boers of  the Transvaal. This is what the staid old  journal says concerning Canadians: "The  "British Columbian analogue ol* the Transvaal has as its Johannesburg the town of  liossland, the board of trade of which is  run by Americans, who also own the  mines. As the British Columbian government recently attempted to pass a law  prohibiting Americans locating mining  claims, and as the enlightened Canadians  want a prohibitive export duty upon ore,  it is easy, to see how well the plan of the  Boers, abhorred by Britons, is followed  by Britons when they themselves have to  to deal with foreigners, especially in their  dealings with their quick witted rival  Americans."  The Salt Lake Tribune resents this as  unfair, and its rebuke to the eastern paper  is worth reading. Such Americans as  have resided any length of time in British  Columbia will have no difficulty in determining which estimate of Canadian character more nearly approaches the truth.  The Tribune says: The Americans do  not own all the mines about Rossland. Lt  is true that the authorities of Kootenay  wanted the owners of mines there to  swear allegiance to lier majesty, but colonists who lived near the mines aud knew  the situation, joined iu a protest against  the measure. The proposition to slightly  tax the ores that are shipped away is  chiefly, we suspect, in the interests of the  home smelting companies, but considering  the position of our own eastern'press toward the gilsonite deposits on the Utah  Indian reservations, this dues not seem so  very outrageous. What lias the Press to  any" of the laws up there which permit  any man or woman to locate as many ~>2-  acre claims���though only one on any  given ledge��� as he or she may please to,  and by paying $o per year hold them,  with an absolutely perfect title? The  truth is that Great Britain believes in rewarding men who find and develop valuable mines; especially of gold and silver,  for the reasoning is that such work is a  creation of wealth where none existed before. Indeed, that is the view that all  civilized and semi-civili/.pd_ nations���excepting, of course, the United States-  take, and it is founded in the thought  that inasmuch as money is the lubricating  fluid of commerce; inasmuch as its presence is not only a measure of values, but  likewise, when fairly used, a measure of  the progress, aud, incidentally, of the  civilization of the country, the men who  find mines from which such material is  obtained are public benefactors. The men  who framed the laws in British Columbia  governing the location of precious metal  mines were quite abreast, if not a little in  the lead, of our own sages. Finally, if  the Press imagines that the average Canadian is not as shrewd and alert as the  average Pennsylvanian, it is laboring  under a serious mistake. Jn truth they  are a canny crowd.  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian; Firm-  We have had the pleasure of looking over the Now  Kmpire Typewriter, a Canadian made machine, and find  il, a marvel of simplieity through which Lhe makers claim  durability. The type* strike direct, moving only two  inches on a steel bud,giving speed and great manilolding  power. Each type at, lime of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect, alignment. The writing is visible doing away  ���villi the lifting of a heavy carriage; tho touch is easy,  liic response (|iiiok and Lhe type do nol appear lo lock.  Ruling vortical and horizontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other standard machines.  Sao confident arc the makers of the success of theit machine they will refund the money of any unsatisfied purchaser after a ten days' trial. The Thomson Stationery  Company of Vancouver and Nelson are to be congratulated on securing the general agency for B. O. The machines scorn to us to be at the top in merit and bottom in  price.  NOTICE.  Parties bavins anv. claims upon the following lots in  lhe townsite of Silvorton. are requested to communicate  with II. B. Kerr, of New Denver, at once.  Kiits 12, 15 and 22, Blocks.  hots 11! and IT, Block li.  Lots .13, 11 and 22, Hlock 7.  Lots II, lo and 10, Block 11.  Jjits 12, 13 and 14. Block IS.  Lots II and 12, Block 21.  J^ots 11 and 12. Block 20.  Lots 11, 12,- 23 and 21, Block 11.  J.,ots 3 and I, Block 13.  Dated May 22nd, 181)7. ' [May 22nd]  NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD  RAILWAY  Notice is hereby given thai, the annual meeting of the  shareholders.of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway  Company will be held al the head ollice of the company  in the town of Nelson, in the province of British Columbia, at the hour of.li o'clock p: in., of Wednesday, the I lib  (lay of .Inly. IS!)7, for the purpose of electing directors for  sui'd company, and for lhe transaction of such otherbusi-  ncss as inav be brought before such shareholders meeting.  AUSTIN COHH1.N 2nd, Secretary.  Dated this 2lith day of-May, I��I7. |.Iunc .ilh|  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  The West Kootenay Power & Light Company are prepared to receive tenders for the excavation and removal  of about twenty thousand (20,(100) cubic yards of rock  work on their power-house site at Middle Falls, Kooto-  nav river, seventeen miles from Hobson.on tho Columbia  & Kootenny branch of the C. P. It. All particulars will  be furnished on application to J. G. Kellett, Resident  Engineer. 1��. O. JJok.'JO, Nelson. B. C. ;  Waled, Nelson. B. C, June 7lh. 1807.  A   IIY-UW  TO AL'THOllIZE THE   MUNICH'A I, COUNCIL Ol.'  ���run cohi'Ohation oi' the city ok NELSON TO llOJt-  .    HOW TIIK HUM   Ol'   KIKTV   THOUSAND   DOLLARS   (850,-  , OUO.00), to nn used in the construction or puhlic  WOUKS Ol'' IMMEDIATE NECESSITY.  Whereas, b.v Scclion 2 of the "Speedy Incorporation  of Towns Act, 1897," it is provided that the council of  the municipality of the City of Nelson may in the year  1S*!)7 pass by-laws for contracting debts, by borrowing  money or otherwise, and for levying rates for the payment of such debts on lhe rateable lands or improvements, either or both, or the rateable real property of  the municipality-, for any works of immediate necessity, which are within lhe jurisdiction of the council:  such debts, however, not lo exceed in the whole the  sum of lifiv thousand dollars (SSO.UOO.CO):  And, whereas, it is necessary and expedient to construct,  maintain, and operate asyslem of water work-for supplying the inhabitant*, of the said municipality with  water for domestic and all other purposes: also, to  construct, maintain, and operate a sewerage system  for the purposes of the said municipality ; and,'also,  for other public works, as quickly as possible:  Now, therefore, the municipal council of tho Corporation of the City of Nelson enacts as follows:  1. It shall and may be lawful for tho mayor of the Corporation of Ihe City of Nelson to borrow upon the credit,  of lhe said corporation, by way of the debentures hereinafter mentioned, from any person or persons, body or  bodies corporate-, who may be willing to advance the  same as' a loan, a sum nf money not exceeding in tho  whole tho sum nf llfl.y thousand dollars (SaU.UUO.IJO), and  lo cause all such sums so raised or received lo be paid  into (lie hands of lhe treasurer of lhe said corporation,  for the purpose and wilh the objects hereinbefore recited.  2. It shall be lawful for the mayor of the said corpora-  lion lo cause any number of debentures to be made, executed, and issued, for such sums as may be required for  ' the purposes and objects aforesaid, not exceeding, how-  over, the sum of lil'ly thousand dollars (?50,0ti0.0o), each  of the said debentures being of the denomination of one  thousand dollars ($1,000.00): ami all such debentures shall  be sealed with the seal of lhe corporation and signed by  the mayor thereof.  3. The said debentures shall bear date the fifteenth day  of July, A. I). 181)7. and shall be made payable iu twenty  years from the said date, in lawful money of Canada, at  the bead ollice of the Bunk of Montreal, in Montreal.  Quebec, which said place of payment shall be designated  by said debentures, and shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest, and the signatures to  the interesL coupons, may be either written, stamped,  printed, or lithographed.  ���I. The said debentures slmll bear interest at the rate of  five per centum per annum from the date thereof, which  interest shall be pavable semi-annually al said head  otlico of the Bank of Montreal, in Montreal, Quebec, in  lawful money of Canada, on the l.-itli day of January and  the loth day of July, respectively, in each and every  year, during the currency thereof, and it. shall be expressed in said debentures and coupons to be so payable.  i>. It shall bo lawful for tho mayor of too said  corporation to negotiate and sell lhe said debentures,  or any of them, for less than par; but in no case  shall the said debentures, or any of them, be negotiated or sold for less than ninety-five per centum of their  lace value, including the cost of negotiating and sale,  brokerage, and all other incidental expenses.  (i. Kor the purpose of paying Lhe interest on the said  debentures, there shall be set apart the sum of twenty-  live hundred dollars annually; and for lhe purpose of  creating a sinking fund for the payment of tho debentures al maturity, there shall be set apart the sum o��  eighteen hundred dollars annually; and lhe said sums  shall be a first charge against the revenues, derived from  all sources, of the said corporation of the City of Nelson.  7. It shall be lawful for the said municipal council Lo  re-purchase any of the said debentures upon such terms  as may be agreed upon wilh the legal holder or holders  thereof, or any part thereof, either at the time of sale or  any subsequent time or times, and all debentures so repurchased shall foitliwith be cancelled and destroyed,  and no re-issue of debentures shall be made in consequence of such re-purchase.  S. This by-law  may be cited   for  "Public Works Loan JJy-Law. No. 1  Bead a lirst time June 3rd. 1S'.)7.  I'cud a second time June 3rd. 1SD7.  Read a third lime June 7th, 1SU7.  Unconsidered and llnally adopted June ill.h, 1S!)7.  [SE.W..I JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor,  , CiiAiii.KK K. Sealk.v, Cily Clerk.  all purposes as the  1S!)7."  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a by-law passed on the 9th  dav of June, 1SU7. by the municipal council of the Cily of  Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to lake  notice that anyone desirous of applying to havo said bylaw or any part thereof, quashuu. muse make hi'application for thai purpose lo the supremo court of British Columbia within one month next after the publication of  thin by-law in the British Columbia Gazette, or he will  be too lute to be heard in that behalf.  CHARLES li. SEALEY, City Clerk.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  B'sr-L^-'w jsto-  Whereas, Il is necessary 10 pass a general by-law to limit  dangers from lires, and Lo provide methods of dealing with them when they arise:  lie iL enacted by the municipal council of the corporation  of lhe city of Nelson as follows:  1. On and alter the promulgation of this by-law no  lire shall be lighted nor permitted to be used in any  building whatsoever, within lhe corporate limits of the  Cily of Nelson, without having a properly constructed  brick or stone chimney therein, commencing al least  thirty inches below the ceiling of the lowest story, and  continuing up through the roof for at least thirr.y inches.  2. Kvcry chimney or Hue built or constructed within  the cilv, shall lie built of brick, si one, or oilier incombustible material, aud the walls thereof shall be not less  than four inches in thickness, exclusive of plastering  and all brick and stone to be laid wilh a fiilljoint. uudull  timber upon which a chimney or Hue rests shall be al  least eight inches below the ease of said flue or chimney,  and every such chimney or Hue shall be so constructed  as lo admit of its being cleaned.  3. No slovo pipe shall pass through any partition, ceil-  in or floor, except through metal liiimtilcs, surrounded  with nol loss Hum four inches of brick or cement, nor  within a less distance ihan eighteen inches from ceiling  or side wall*.; provided that no pipe shall pass through  more than one partition or ceiling before entering a  chimney. All pipes shall be well.jointed and secured by  iron or copper wire, to prevent, them becomingdetatched  or jarred ouL of place, and all stove pipe holes, when not  in actual use, slmll he closed with a stopper of metal or  oilier incombustible material.  I, Kvcry stove shall stand on an iron or y.inc plate at,  least, two feet by three feet for ordinary room stoves, and  proportionately larger plates for larger stoves and  kitchen stoves.  5. Even* building of two stories or more in height  shall liavea strong tixed ladder attached securely to the  side or end thereof, and extending to the peak of the  roof, on tho outside of the building, for easy access  to the roof iu case of lire, aud such ladder shall be  kepi in perfect repair for llrenien'-. use at all times  at the expense of thoowuor, occupant, or person in charge  of the building, and in the case of the non-compliance  with the provisions of this by-law by the owner, or occu-  p\nt or person in charge of any building, lhe municipal  council shall cause the said ladders to be erected or repaired at. the expense of Lhe owner, occupant, or person in  charge of lhe building.  II. No person shall keep or have in any house within  the ('it v of Nelson, al any one lime, more than sovenly-  llve pounds of gunpowder or dynamite, unless the same  is kepi in a magazine store room or place lo he approved  of by lhe lire and chimney inspector, and all gunpowder  or dynamite under the said quantity which is kept on  hand bv any person within the city, shall be deposited in  a II re-proof 'box or safe, and no person shall taken lighted  candle, lantern, lamp, light or lire of any description  near the same. .  7. No person shall use a lighted candle or lump iu any  stable, building, or place within the cil.v, where hay,  straw, hemp, cotton, flax, rushes, gunpowder, or other  combustible materials shall ha stored or kept, or be or in  a carpenter's or cabinetmaker's shop, unless the same is  well secured in a lantern.  S. The chief of the volunteer lire brigade, or person  acling as such for the time being, is hereby appointed lire  and chimney inspector, and it shall be his duty to enforce  the requirements of the preceding sections of this by-law,  and he is hereby invested with power to enter all buildings and enclosures within the corporate limits of the  City of Nelson, between lhe hours of sunrise and sunset,  in order to ascertain if these requirements are being  observed.  II. Any person refusing to admit the fire and chimney  inspector for the nurpose of inspecting any premises, or  refusing to comply with the requirements of the foregoing sections upon notice, shall bo subject to the penalties of this by-law.  10. Any person or porsonsguilty of an infraction of any  of tho foregoing provisions of this by-law shall, upon  conviction before the police magistrate, or any two justices of the pence having jurisdiction over .offences against  the by-laws of the Cil.v of Nelson, be punished b.v line of  not less than live dollars and costs, nor more than one  hundred dollars and costs, which tine and costs, or cither  of Ihom, shall be recoverable on judgment being given  and execution granted by distress, and if no suliloient  distress, then by imprisonment at hard labor for not less  than two days nor more than forty days.  VOLUNTEER  KIKE   HHIOADE.  11. There is hereby authorized and recognized the Nelson Volunteer Fire Brigade, whose chief executive olllcer  shall be elected b.v the members from among their own  number, but such election must ho approved by the  municipal council of the corporation of the City of Nelson before such oflicer may act in any oflleiul capacity.  12. The corporation of the City of Nelson shall from  time to time provide necessary apparatus for the suppression of Ilres. which apparatus shall be placed at the  service of the Nelson Volunteer Fire  Brigade, and be  under tho special charge of the chief of the brigade, who  shall be responsible to the municipal council for.its readiness for instant use for the extinguishing of fires. '  13. It. shall be the dutv of the chief and every member  of the volunteer tirebrigade'to respond forth with to every  lire alarm, and proceed with all possible haste to the  scene thereof. During the progress of any fire the brigade  shall be under the sole direction of the chief, who shall be  responsible to the municipal council for the maintainunce  of proper discipline.  II. The volunteer lire brigade inav. subject to the approval of the municipal council, make by-laws for the  governing of the attendance of ils members at fires, for  the Hiaintainance of properdiscipline whilein attendance  thereat, for the election of such oflicers as are provided  for under this by-law, and for the election of such other  oflicers as the brigade may deem necessary or advisable.  IS. The brigade shall, subject to the approval of the  municipal council, elect three deputy chiefs from their  own number, who, in the case of the absence or disability of the chief, or other senior ollieer, shall assume the  duties and responsibilities of chief in order of their seniority. ' ��� <  Hi. No apparatus, or parts thereof, provided for the  use of the volunteer fire brigade shall be used for private  purposes of any kind whatsoever.  17. All persons al or near any lire shall nssi-t the brigade under the direct ion of the chief, but nol ot herwiso,  and they shall, when ordered to do so by the chief, assist  in keeping space clear and preserving order.  18. The chief of the volunteer lire brigade, or any  other ollieer in charge of the brigade, at any lire in Lhe  corporation of the City of Nelson, with the sanction of  the mayor of the said corporation, or in case of his  absence with the sanction of any two members of the  municipal council, is hereby empowered to cause to bo  pulled down, blown up, or otherwise demolished, adjacent buildings or other structures when deemed necessary to prevent the spreading of Ilres, but' not otherwise.  li). Tlie chief of police, or person acting as such for the  time being, and such special constables as may be appointed for the purpose, shall preserve order at any lire  in the corporation of the C'ny of Nelson, and shall  promptly curry out all directions of ihe chief of the volunteer lire brigade, or other person in charge of the brigade, intended to facilitate the work of extinguishing Hie  fire. They shall also have power to prevent all interference with the work of tho brigade, and to arrest and  detain any person or persons so interrupting it or preventing it from. properly discharging its work of extinguishing the fire. ���  20. Jl shall be the duly of the chief of the lire brigade  to make out and deliver to the municipal council a list in  writing of all the lire apparatus, goods and chattels in  use and not in use, by the brigade, every three months,  lie shall also report, monthly to lhe municipal council  upon the condition of the fire apparatus under his care,  and the need of. anything to replace lost, worn out, or  defective plant oi- material.  21. It shall be the duty of the chief of the fire brigade  to make out aud. present to lhe municipal council a report of each fire and alarm of fire which may occur, and  also the value of the buildings and contents which may  be destroyed or injured, amount of insurance, estimated  losses, and the elticiency of the brigade in handling the  lire.  22. Any person or porsons obstructing the fire brigade  in ihe performance of its duty, or acting contrary lo the  orders of the chief or oilier person in charge of lhe brigade, or illegally using any of the apparatus provided for  the use of the brigade, shall be liable upon conviction before tho police magistrate, or any two justices of the  peace having jurisdiction over oU'ences against tho'bylaws of the corporation of the City of Nelson, bo punishable by si line of not less than five dollars and costs, nor  more than one hundred dollars and costs, which line and  costs, or either of them, shall be recoverable on judgment being given, and execution granted by distress, and  if no sufficient distress be found, then by imprisonment  at hard labor for noc less than two days nor more than  forty days.  23. This by-law shall bo cited for all purposes as the  " Kire Bv-Law, No. 3, 18117."  Head lirst time April 22nd, 1807.  Head second time April 23rd, 181)7,  Road third time June 3rd, 1S97.  Reconsidered and finally adopted June 9th, 1S97.  [seal.] JOHN HOUSTON, .Mayor.  Cjiaui.es K. Sealev,- City Clerk.  NOTICE.  t  The ahove is a true copy of a by-law pa=sed on the 9th  day of June, 1S97, by the municipal council of the City of  Nelson, and all persons are hereby required lo take  notice that anyone desirous of applying to have said bylaw, or any part thereof, quashed, must make his application for that purpose lo the supremo court of British  Columbia within one month next after the publication of  this by-law in the British Columbia Gazette, or he will  be too late lo be hein-d in (hut behalf.  CHARLES K. SIOAJ.EY, City Clerk.  pound, and such person shall bo entitled to bo paid the  fees following: For every horse, mule, cow, or other  head of cattle, pig, sheep or goat, seventy-live (7o) cents,  and for every fowl, twenty-live (25) cents: and it shall be  the dill j of the pound keeper to impound the same until  the pound keeper's fees and charges, as allowed by this  by-law, and the fees in this section mentioned, have been  paid, and the pound keeper shall proceed in lhe same  manlier with such distress and pay over the penalty in  the same manner as directed by the fifth section of this  by-law.  H. The pound keeper shall be allowed, over and above  the fees hereinbefore mentioned, tne following fees, that  is to say:  for p'o-Ling up lhe required notices, as provided by the  fifth seel ion of Lhis by-law, llfty (jO) cents.  For attending for tne summons and serving Lhe same  on lhe appraisers of damages, seventy-live (To) cents. '  And lor every sale of distress, llfty (.10) cents, and no  more.      ,  !). If any person, without the authorily of law and  withoul lli-.st. paying tne penalty, damages and costs,  takes such animal or animals alter being impounded.'  out of the possession of the pound keeper, without his  consent, siicb person shall be liable, upon conviction before lhe police magislrale, or any two justices of the  peace having jurisdiction over oliences against the bylaws of the corporation of the City of Nelson, lo be punished therefor hy line not exceeding lil'ly dollars, or by  imprisonment not exceeding iwo mint is, in addition to  the penalties provided for on infringim'lit of the other  provisions of this by-law.  III. ll shall be the duly of Ihe city clerk of the corporation of Hie Cil.v ol Nelson lo furnish eacli pound keeper  with a book in whicli he shall enter the number and description of every animal impounded by him, with lhe  name of the person who took or sent the same to be impounded: Hie day and hour on which he received the  same; the day and hour on which same were redeemed,  and tlie amount of damages or penalties and fees paid by  Hie parly redeeming the same, or tlie proceeds of the  sale. |if any): and each pound keeper shall, on or before  the lil'tn day of each month in the year, make a return to  (he said city clerk, in writing, of the number and description of all distresses received by him during the  month proceeding such return, with the names of the  persons taking tlie same lo the pound: the amount received and when the same was redeemed, and any other  information lie may deem necessary, which roLurn slmll  ^ic verilled on oath.  11. Kvcry pound keeper shall, when making his return, pay to the city clerk of the said corporation of the  City oi Nelson, all monies received b.v him during the  month, which are directed ,lo be paid to the said cily  clerk by this by-law, and shall at all times produce his  books lor the inspection of the said city clerk, or of any  member of lhe said council when so required.  12. It.shall be the duty of the pound keeper and every  member of lhe police force lo ascertain the name or  names of any owner or owners of any tiuimais mentioned  in section three hereof, found running at large within  lhe city limits, and to lay information before tlie police  inagislraLe, or any justice of the pence having, jurisdiction over oliences against the by-laws of the corpora-  lion of the City of Nelson, against any such owner or  owners for allowing such animal or animals to run al  large wiLhin the city limits, and il shall be the duly of  the police magistrate, or any two justices of the peace  having jurisdiction over oliences against the by-l>iwsof  the corporation of the City of Nelson, to impose a line of  not less than live dollars nor more than twenty-live  dollars and cosls foreach olleiise which line shall be paid  to the city clerk for city purposes.  13. This bv-law shall be cited for all purposes as the  "City Pound By-law, No. I, 181)7."  Head first time April 2ind, 181)7.  Read second time April 23rd, !Sd7.  Head third time April 27th, 1SII7.  Unconsidered and finally adopted Juno llth, 1897.  [seal.] JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Charles E. Sealev, Cily Clerk.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  j3-2r-:r_,.A.w nsro- s.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a by-law passed on the 9th  day of June, 181)7, by the municipal council of lhe City of  Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to lake  notice that anyone (Usirous of applying to have said bylaw, or any part thereof, quashea, must make his application to llie supremo court of British Columbia within  one month next idler the publication of this by-law in  the British Columbia Gazette, or he will be lo late to be  heard in that behalf.  CHARLES E. SEALEV, City Clerk.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  le'Sr-L-^'W-   UNTO.   5.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  j3-2--Xj-A.'W   JNTO.  Whereas, Il is desirable lo pass a general by-law to prevent, animals from running at large, and to establish a  city pound;  lie il tbercfi re enacted by the municipal council of the  corporation of the City of Nelson as follows :  1. There shall be established in the City of Nelson a  cily pound, and it shall be located at such place and on  such premNos as the council shall from time to time appoint, and il shall be designated as the "city pound." and  the keeper I hereof shall be appointed b.v the council and  act under the instructions of the chief of police.  2. It, shall not be lawful for any person or porsons to  sillier or allow his, her or their horses, mules, oxen, bulls,  cattle, goals, sheep, swine or poultry, or any one or more  of llieui, to run at large within tlie limits of the corporation of Ihe City of Nelson at any time.  3. 11 shall be lawful for the appointed pound keeper  to impound any and all animals mentioned in second  scclion hereof if found running al large within lhe  limits of the City of Nelson, and he is hereby required to  impound such animals and detain the same until Ihe  owner or owners thereof shall have paid, over and above  any claim for damages for trespass and the charges over  anil above the penalty alone where no trespass has been  committed, the sums following, viz:  I'or every horse, mule, head of (���.���title, pig. sheep or  goat, the su'm of one dollar, and for each fowl ihe sum of  twenty-live cents, which sum shall go to Hie pound  keeper for his fee for impounding same.  I. Whenever any animal shall have been impounded  as aforesaid it sliall be the duty of the pound keeper, daily, to furnish such animals good and siillicient food, water and shelter, during lhe whole lime such animals are  impounded, and for so doing he shall be entitled to demand and receive the following allowances, over and  above his fees as pound keeper, as hereinbefore provided,  viz:  Jb'nr every horse or mule, per day, S1.00.  J''or every other animal, per day. al) cents.  |.'or every fowl, per day, 10 cents.  And such allowance n.s aforesaid may be recovered wilh  costs by summary proceedings before the police magistrate, or any two justices of the peace having jurisdiction over oliences against the by-laws of the corporation  of llie City of Nelson, in like manner as lines, penalties  and forfeitures for breach of any by-laws of lhe said corporation of the City of Nelson.  ,"i. It shall be the duty of the pound keeper immediately lo inform the owner of any animal impounded of Ihe  fiict. or if the owner be not known, toad vert ise the same  in one of the local newspapers, and to cause a notice  thereof, in writing, to be ullixcd to the pound gale and  the posl ollice. anil in such notices to give as nearly as  possible the marks, color and probable age of the animal,  and if. al'ler the expiration of six days from the dale of  such advertisement, no owner be found, the pound  keeper shall advertise lhe sale of such animal by puhlic  auction by posting mil ices giving at least three (lays no-  lice of the sale, aud shall accordingly sell for the best,  price that can be obtained for thcsunie, unless the owner  of such an in ml, or some oilier person on his or her behalf,  shall, prior In such sale, release the said animal by paying I he fees and charges of the pound keeper, and the  penally and da mages, if any, and the said pound keeper,  after deducting his own charges, shall pay the damages,  if any, lo the person entitled therein, and the penalty to  the city clerk nf the said corporation of the City of Nelson, mill if not claimed within three mouths after being  received by the city clerk, the same shall become part of  Ihe general revenue of Ihe corporation nf the City of Nelson. If the owner or owners of any distress taken while  doing damage, or any person on his or her behalf, shall  appear and dispute the amount of damages, claimed, it  sliall and may lie lawful for the pound keeper to apply to  the mayor or'any one of the aldermen of the said corporation of tlie (Ml y of Nelson, who is hereby authorized and  required forthwith lo summons three disinterested ��� inhabitants of the said corporation of the City of Nelson,  ami such three persons, or any two of them, shall, within  twenty-four hours after nol ice of their appointment as  aforesaid, view the ground and premises upon which the  animal was found doing damage, and shall appraise the  (Inmages committed, and the determination or "award of  a majority of them shall be conclusive as to such damage, and they shall, within twenty-four hours after having made the view, give in writing to the pound keeper  a statement of the amount, of damages so assessed by  them, and of their lawful fees mid charges.  (I. The owner of any animal mentioned in the second  section of this by-law. and taken running at large within  the limits of the said corporation of the City of Nelson,  sliall pay the following penal'ies over and above the  charges "of the pound keeper, and the damage claimed or  assessed against such owner as hereinbefore provided,  that is to say:  l''or every slnllion, live dollars (S.i.00.)  Kiqi every other horse, marc, gelding, 'colt. Illlv or  mule, two dollars (82.IHI.)  i''orevery hull, five dollars (S'l.lW.)  h'or ever cow or other head of cattle, one dollar (SI.00.)  For every boar pig. I wo dollars (S'-'.OO.I  For every other pig, sheep or goal, lil'ly (SOI cents.  For every fowl, twenty-live (�����">) cenls.  To be recovered by summary proceedings before the police magistrate, oriiny two justices of the peace having  jurisdiction over oU'ences against I he by-laws of t he said  corporation of the City of Nelson, either upon the confession of the party complained of, or upon proof upon oath  of one or more credible witnesses.  7. It shall be lawful for anyone lo drive any animal or  poultry mentioned in the second and fourth sections  of this bv-law if found running at large within the  limits of llie corporation of the city of Nelson, lo the cily  Whereas, It is deemed expedient lo impose a tax upon  the owners, possessor.-, or harborers of dogs, and io  provide for the impounding, selling and killing of dogs  on the non-payment of sucn lax by lhe owners, possessors or haroorei's thereof:  The municipal council of the corporation of the City of  Nelson enacts as follows:  I. Every owner, possessor or harborer of a dog in the  Guy of Nelson shall annually, pay unto tne chiif of  police, or person acting as such for lhe lime being, of lhe  said City of f\olson, for lhe general purpose of the s.mt  city, a lax or fee of two dollars for each dog owned  by him, or in his possession, or siillered to remain about his house or premises, and upon payment of such Lax shall be entitled lo receive from the  said chief uf pulice a metallic plate having raised or  stamped thereon the words "C. T. IV'(oity tax paid), and  the figures indicating the year for which the said lax has  been paid, together with a number corresponding with  the number under which the said dog is registered in the  book kept for that purpose by the said chief of police.  2. It sliall be the duty of lhe chief of police, or person  acting as such for the time being.and tliepound-keeporor'  the said City of Nelson, to impound any dog found running at large in the said Cily of Nelson, which is owned,  or iu the possession of, or suH'cred to remain about the  premises uf any resident of lhe said city, and for which  such owner, possessor or harborer has not paid the tax  or fee required of him by clause one of this by-law, in  the public pound of the said city, and ol lhe said pound-  kecper lu keep any such dog so impounded for seventy-  two hours, and if the owner within the said seventy-two  hours produces to lhe said pound-koep-r the receipt of  the said chief of police, or person acimg as such for the  lime being, showing that tax payable on account of the  said dog has been paid, or a metallic plate in accordance  wilh clause one of this by-law, and sliall also pay to the  said pound-keeper the sum of one dollar for his fee for so  impounding said clog, and twenty-five cenls per day for  the expense for keeping and feeding of the said dog.  Ihen llie said dog shall lie delivered ro lhe said owner or  claimant; otherwise Lhe said Uog, al the expiration of the  said seventy-two hours, shall be sold or destroyed by the  said chief of police or pound-keeper.  3. The owner of any bitch in heal who shall sillier or  permit the same to run at large while in that condition  shall be subject to the la-uallies of this by-law.  1. The chief of police, or person acting as such for the  time being, shall, in the months of January and July  in each year, post up notices in at least six public places  iu the cilv, warning persons of lhe provisions of this bylaw.  a. It shall be the duty of the said chief of police, or  person acting as such for the time being, once in every  mouth to make a return or report, in writing, to the  municipal council of the corporation of tlie Cily of Nelson, showing the names of all persons who ha\e. during  the preceding month, paid the tax imposed by thisbj-  iaw, together with the date of such payment, and the  amount received from each such per-ou, and also once  in every month to pay over to the city clerk all monies  received by him during the preceding month, under the  provisions of this by-law.  li. Any person refusing or neglecting lo pay such tax,  or guilty of any infraction of any ol the provisions of  litis by-law :shall", upon conviction hefore lhe police magistrate, or any two justices of lhe peace having.jurisdiction over oliences against I lie by-law* of the Cily of Nel-on.  on the uath or allirinatioii of any credible witness, forfeit  and pay over at the discretion of the police magistrate or  any two justices of the peace having juri-idict ion o\cr  oU'ences'against Lhe b>-laws of the City of Ncl-ou,  convicting, a penally not exceeding twenty-live  dollars for each olloneo, exclu-ive of costs, and in dci'aiili  of payment, thereof forthwith, it shall and may be lawful  for the police magistrate, or'any two justices of the  peace having jurisdiction over oU'ences against the bylaws of the City of Nelson, convicting as aforesaid, lo  issue a warrant under his hand and seal to levy flic said  penalty and cosls, or penalty or cosls only, by distress  and sale of the oH'onder's goods and clritlel-'. and in cas'i  of insullicient distress to satisfy the said penally and  costs, or penalty or costs only, it shall and may be lawful  for tiie police magistrate, or any two justices of the  peace having .jurisdiction over oliences against the bylaws of the Uity of Nelson, convicting as aforesaid, to  commit the offender to any lockup in the said City of  Nelson, or to the common gaol for any period not exceeding one calendar month, unless the penalty and costs, or  penalty or costs, be sooner paid.  7. This by-law shall be cited for all purposes as the  "Ilog Tax Hv-Law. No. 5. 1807."  Read first't iine A pril 22nd. 1S!)7.  Read second time April 23rd, ISS'7.  Readthird time June 3rd, 1807.  Reconsidered and llnally "adonled June Dili, 1807,  [seal.] JOHN HOL'STON, .Mayor.  Ciiahlks E. Sealey, City Clerk.  NOTICK.  Tho above is a true copy of a by-law passsed on the 0th  day of June, 1807, by the municipal council of the ('iiy of  Nelson, and all persons arc hereby required to take  notice thai anyone desirous of appl> ing to have said bylaw, or any part thereof, quashed, must make his application for'that purpose to the supreme court of Ilritish  Columbia within one mouth next after the publication  of Ibis by-law in the liriti-h Columbia Oaz-tte, or he will  be too late to be heard in that behalf.  CIIARI.KS K SEALEV. City Clerk.  NOTICE.  The business of lhe Nelson Soda Water Factory has  been purchased by E. I'. W'hallcy. lo whom all accounts  arc payable. All debts and liabilities incurred by Hie  company 'prior to May lfil.li, will be paid by W. K. Ash-  riitel. WALTER .**. A.SIII'ITKL.  E. I'ERCV  WHALLKV.  Dated at Nelson, H. C, this isih day of May, 1807.  ; NOTICE.  The above is a true copy, of a by-law passed on the  (lib day of June. 1807, by the municipal council of the City of Nelson, and all per-ons are hereby required to take notice that anyone desirous of anpiyingto  have said by-law. or any part, thereof, quashed, must  make his application for that purpose to the supreme  court of. Hrilish Columbia .within one mouth next after  the publication of this by-law iu the British Columbia  (Luetic, or lie will be.loo late to be heard in that behalf.  . CIIAH. E. .SKAI.EV. Cily Clerk.  Application  for Liquor License.   ���  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners of the Cily of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at his hole!, situate on Lois 23 and 21 Hlock Ofi.  Nelson. AI'IOLMIK   LAl'OINTE.  Hated at Nelson, B. C. May 27th, 1S!)7. (May 20th|  Application   for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will at the  expiration nf thirty days, apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West lvootenay district, for a license to sell  liquor by retail at his hotel, known as the Hotel Vmir at  Vmir. II. (J. O. II. UCKDEN.  Dated. May 2!M.h. ISI7. (May Silllil  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given thai the undersigned will at the  expiration of thirty days, apply lo tin-stipendiary magis  irate   of   West  liquor by retail  Dated. June  lvootenay  district, for a   license  to sell  it his hotel at Crawford Hay. li. C.  THOMAS CVR.  1st. IS07. |.llino fit hi  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that lhe undersigned will, at  tin-expiration of thirty days, apply to the stipendiary  magistrate of West. Kootenay (listriel for a license to  sell liquor by retail at his hotel at Quart/. Creek, known  as the Cosmopolitan hotel. JOHN  W. SMITH.  Dated this tilth day of May. |May 22.]  A by-law lo regulate the issuance of Licenses for (he  several Trades, Occupations,  Professions  and Jiusi-  nesscs therein sol forth. '  Tho municipal council of the corporation of the City of  Nelson enacts as follows:  1. From and afcer Hie passing of lhis by-law every person usingorfollowiug any ul the trades, occupations, professions or businesses herein iiioniioned'wiilnn the limits  of Hie City of Nelson shall take out a pcr.odical license  inei-efor, lor such period as is herein set forth, paying tor  sucn license such periodical sum as is herein speciiied,  whicli said sum shall he paid in advance lo the pemon  auinorized to collect, such sums for the niunieipaJiiy.  (1) I'.very person veiidingspiiitousorfermeiiled liquors  by retail, for cacti house or place where such vending is  carried on, two hundred and lifty dollars ror every six  months.      ���  (2) Every person nol having a retail license under subsections ll) or (iI or (o) of l Ids clause, who sells, harlers or  (rallies by retail in terinenled, spiriious or other liquors  in a shop, store, or place other loan au inn, saloon, ale or  beer house, or oilier house of puhlic ciiierlaiiimenl, in  quantities of not less than a reputed pint, bottle at any  one lime lo any one person, wnoro the liquor is at tii'e  lime of sale ia��-en oil ihe premises in the original pack-  iic,o or buttle, fur each huii.-e or place wheresurii vending  Is carried on, two Hundred dollars tor every six months.  (3) livery person nul having a retail license as above,  and vending spiriloiis or fermented liquors by wnolesulo,  Unit is lu sny, in quantities m not less ihan "t wo galluns,  fur each house or place, lil'ly dollars fur every six months.  (II Kvcry person wnu keeps a restaurant, and supplies  beer or porier or wines wuu metis, and not otherwise,  llfty dollars for every six months.  Oil Every person vending wines, spirits, beer or other  fermented or intoxicating liquor by retail in any building  in use as an huici, and cunlaiiiing nol less man thirty  ruonis actuaby furnished and used fur hotel purposes,one  hundred and fifty dul.ars for every six months.  (0) Every persjn keeping a saloon ur building where a  billiard lauie is used fur mre or prulll, live dollars for  each table fur every six months.  (7) Kvcry person keeping a bowling alley or rille gallery, five dollars fur every six months.  (o) Every person selling opium, except chemists and  druggists using the same in preparation uf prcscr.ptiuns  of medical pr.ictiiioners, one hundred dullars for every  six months.  (0) livery person carrying on the business of a wholesale, or ul a wholesale and retail juorciiaiil or trader, ten  dollars fur every six months.  (10) livery retail trader, live dollars for every six  niuiiihs; sucn two last nieniiuiied licenses io enable tne  person paying the same lo change his piaeeof ousiness at  pleasure, out not to carry on business aliwo placosat the  same lime ur.derone license.  (11) Every hawker or peddler, llfly dollars for every  six months. . t  (12) livery person who cither on his own behalf or as  agent for another or ul hers, sells, suiicils, or takes orders  for the sale by retail, of goods, w.u-es, ,or merchandise, io  liesuppiiedor furnished uy any porsuii orlirniduiug ousiness outside of tne muuicipaucy, lifiy dollurs fur every  six months.  (13) livery person who keeps or carries on a public  wash-house ui'jaiiudry, live dollars for every six months.  ,(11) livery person currying on lhe business of a pawnbroker,' one uuudrcd and twenty-live dollar.; for every  six months.  (15) Every owner or owners of cabs, buggies, wagons,  earls, carriages, omnibuses, and other vehicles kepi for  hi re, two doliarsaiut lifty cents per half yearfurovorysiich  vehicle: Provided thai no person orcoinpany holding  I'utir licenses tinder this sub-section shall oe liable at the  same lime to take out or pay fur a license in respect of the  livery stable at whicli lhe .vehicle mentioned in such  license is kept.  (Hi) livery livery stable keeper, ten dollars for evorv  six months, r,  (17) livery person owning a puck-auimal. dray, wagon  or omnibus, used in transport ing goods and passengers,  or either, for profit or hire, two dollars and lifty cents for  every six months.  (IS) livery person carrying on, on his ou-n account, tlie  business of a banker, lifiy dollars for every six months.  (10) livery person practicing us a barris'ter or solicitor,  twelve dollars and llrty cents ror every six months.  (20) livery person, other than a barrister or solicitor,  who has taken oul a license lo practice as such, following  lhe occupation of a conveyancer, land agent, insurance  agent, or mining broker, twelve dollarsand llfty cents for  every six inonlhs.  (21) Every auctioneer, not being a government, ollieer  selling by auction government property, or shcrill' or  sherili's ollieer, or bailill' selling lands, goods or chattels  taken in execution or for the satisfaction of rent or taxes,  in addition to any other license before mentioned, lifty  dollars for every six months.  (22) livery por-oii wuo exhibits a public circus or menagerie, two hundred dollars for each day of such exhibition.  (23) From (he proprietor, lessee or manager of any I heal re. concert hall, or oilier place of amusement, enter-  la in inenl or exhibit ion, according lo the seating capacity  of such theatre, concert ha I or other place of amiisemcni,  eiilerluiiimeiit or exhibition, allowing t wenty-l wo inches  for each seat, the amounts following:  (a) For every such place sealing nine hundred and  seventy-live persons or more, an amount nol exceeding  three hundred dollars for one year, or not exceeding one  hundred dollars lor three months, or nol exceeding lifty  (iollars for one month, or not exceeding- live dollars for  one day.  , (li) For every such place sealing less than nine hundred and seventy-live persons, an amount not exceeding  two hundred dollars for one year, or nol exceeding seventy-live dollars for three months, or not exceeding forty  dollars for one month, or nol exceeding live dollars for  one day. All licenses issued under the provisions of this  sub-section shall be known and designated as "theatre  licenses." but no license shall be required in respect of  any exhibition, concert, or other emerlaiiinienl fur the  benefit of any church, school, or hospital, or any charitable entertainments by any amateurdi-.iniatic associatiuii  or literary society.  (21) From every persn following, within the municipality, any trade, occupation or calling not hereiiibelore  enumerated, or who enters into, or carries on, any contract or agreement lo perfui'iii any work, or furnish any  material, live dollars for every six munths: I'ruvided, ni-  Hiiy.*.. thai no person emp oyed as a jnurneyiuuu, or for  wages only, and not emp oying any other person or persons or not having a regular place if business, shall he  subject to the provisions of tlqs .-iih-seetion,  (2.3) Every telephone company and electric light company, lifiy dollars for every six months.  (2ii) For a license to exhibit wax works, circus riding,  rope walking, dancing, tumbling, or other acrobatic or  gymnastic performance, wild animals or hippodrome,  sparring, boxing, sleight of hand, legerdemain, jugglery,  or other like t-icks, pictures, paintings, statuary, works  of art, natural or.arlilicial curiosities, tableaux,"wonderful animals or freaks of nature, or any other exiiibi-  bition kepi for hire or profit when the same is exhibited  elsewhere than in a theatre, iiiiisic or concert hall, or  other building or place duly licensed, for each day of  such exhibition a fee of live dollars,  (27) Every astrologer, seer, fortune teller and clairvoyant, fifty dollars for every six months.  2. The form of license shall he in accordance with the  Schedule (' annexed to and forming part of the "Municipal Clauses Act. ISiMi." and n'l licenses granted under this  By-la w shall terminate on the lalh dav of July, and the  I all i day of January, respectively, and no proportionate  reduction shall be made on account of any person or persons commencing business bet wren these dates.  3. Ad licenses granted under authority of this lly-  law shall lie issued by lhe pcr-on authorized for that  purpose by the Council: Provided.nlways.ihat no license  for the sale of liquors shall be issued except by an order  from the Hoard of Licensing Cuinmis-ioners.  I.   This   Hv-law   may   be   cited   for   all   purposes  as  "Trades License Hy-iaw. No. 8. 1807.''  Read lirst time May 17th. ISilT.  Read -econd time Alav 2.1th. 1807.  Read third time June 3rd, IMI7.  j {considered and llnallv adopted June 0th. 1807.  |skai..| .101 IN IIOL'SI'ON, Mayor.  Ciias. E Si;ali;v, Cilj Clerk.  >"0. 3G8  Certificate   of the   Registration of a   Foreign  rj   Company.  "Companies' Act," J^ap.t IV., and Amending Acts.  'KOOTENAY     MINING  ,COMPANY,     LIMITED"     (FOHKION.)  Registered the 23rd day of February, 1897.  T HERHiV CKKTIFV that 1 hnvo this day registered  ���*���   the "Kootonay Mining Company, Limited." (Koreign).  under the "Companies Act, i'art IV.," "Registration of  Foreign Companies, and Amending .Act"."  The Head Office of lhe said  Coiniiany is situated i-t  the City of Tacoma, in the Slate of Washington, V. H.'A.  The   objects for which the   Company   is established  are: , .       ���  To own, operate, and conduct a mining business for the  purpose of mining g .Id. silver and other precious met ills,  in the Slate of Washington and Hriush Columbia; lo develop mines, construct atiunp,mills and blast furnaces, or  smellers, water flumes, dykes, ditches, and oilier ini'-  prnvonn nls necessary to carry on and operate a general  mining business; to acquire. u*e, or dispose of properly,  whether real, personal, or mixed, and to sell or moitgiigc  the sani'-; lo construct, maintain, mid operate lines of  railroad for the purpose of transporting ores or iuluer��l  deposits of any character, lo and from the mines of lhis  Company; to buy and sell, own mid hold real ostaic,  mines or milling claims, water or water rights, Humes or  ditches: to buy bonds, stocks or mortgages, or seciiriiy  of individuals, or other corporations; io creel, maintain  and operate a smeller and refinery, and to construct all  buildings mid machinery necessary for the reduction'!.f '  mineral deposits from Lhe. state of nature to n refined'  metal, and to perform such other nets and things as inay  be necessary to carry out the objects and pui puses of this .  corporation. ���  The capital  stock of tho said   Company is  $2,lXKI,0CO  divided into 2,000.000 shares of the pur value of SI each..  ���.Given under my hand and seal of ollice, at   Vjctorii'i,  Province o�� Hritish Columbia, this 23rd dav of February,  1897. ; S. Y. UOOTTO.V.  (May loth] Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  TO  NOTICE TO JOINT  STOCK   COMPANIFS.  rpiIE following section, numbered Hi!, uf the "Coinpii-  -1- nies Act, 1S!I7," relative to the issue of a free miner's  certillcate is published for lhe information of JOINT  STOCK COMPANIES. .   ,IAMJ-:S 11AJCKU,  Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's ollice, nth Mav, 1S!)7.  llil. Notwithstanding anything to (ho contrary in section I of the "mineral Act, LSiNi," or section l" of Hie  "Placer Mining Act, ISill," or elsewhere in the said Acts  or other lhe mining laws of the province, no free miner s  cerl.iliciite shall be issued ton Joint Stock Company for a.  longer period tlmn'onc year, ami such certificate sliall  date from the MtJth day of June iu each year; and every  free miner's certilicale held bva Joint Stock Company  at lhe passing of this Act shall be valid and existing until and shall expire on the 30th dav of June, IS!)7. L'pon  applying lo renew any such certificate on or before the  3ilth day of June, the Joint Stock Company shall be en-  tilled to a rebate of a proportionate amount of the fee  paid for a certillcate heretofore issued according to the  turthcr time for which il would but this section have  been valid. |May 22nd]  ' Education, Okkici;,  V icloria, oth May, 1S07.  NOTICE is hereby givfn that the annual examination of candidates for cei'liDenies of qual'ficution to  teach in the public schools of the province will he held as  follows, commencing on Fiiday, July 2nd, 1��'J7, al S:lu  a. in :  Victoria���Tn South Park School Ibiildi.ig  Vancouver���In High School Ruilding.  Kamloop���In Public School Huilding.  Each applicant must forward a nolice. thirl}* days before the examination, staling Hie cla-saud tirade of certificate for which  he  will be a candidate, lhe optional  subjects select cd, and at which of iheabove named places  he will atiend. .  Every notice of intent ion lo be an applicant inii*f be  accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral  cliu racier.  Candidates are notified that all of the above requirements inusl be fulfilled before their applications can be  filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade A Certificates,  including Gradual" s, lnu.-t.airend in Victoria lo tn.k<- t he  subjects prescribed for July 12lh and 13th instants, and  to undergo required oral examinations.  S. li. POPK. Superintendent of Education.  FERRY, WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  SEALED PROPOSALS, properly endorsed, will be received by the. Honorable Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works up to noon Thursday. 17th June next,  for the right to maintain and operate a ferry across the  Columbia river al Waterloo Lauding, and within a limit  of iwo miles above and below that place, for a term of  live years trom  1st July next.  Proposals must give a description of the size and kind  of boat, intended lo he used, Ihe mode of propelling lhe  same, and the various rates of toll proposed to be collected, and give tlie names of two persons who are willing  to execule a bond for $,">(I0 to secure the faithful carrying  out of Ihe cent raid.  The competition will be on the rate of tolls and the  amount of bonus to be paid to the government annually  for llie exclusive privilege of operating a ferry. A certi-  tied check to cover the aiiioum of the lirst year's Iiouim  must accompany lhe proposal.  AllUillicers of the government, with their animals and  freight, to pass free. \V. S. GORE.  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department, Victoria, Hrilish Columbia, May 20th, ISII7. (May 2:>lh|  holden  dav of  COUNTY   COURT   SITTING  Silling of the county court of Kootenay will bi  at lhe court house, City of Nelson, on lhe 13th  Jiilv instant, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  '     E. T. li. SIM PKINS. Acting Registrar of Court.  Haled Ibis 1st day of June. A. 1>. 1S07. ,  (June .*ith|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TA.MAKACK MI.VI'IIAL CLAIM. SITUATE IN THE NELSON  MININO DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY IMsTI'IC'T. AM)  LOCATE.'.) AHOb'T ONE AND A HALE MILKS NOHT1I I'.'ST  OK TIIK MOL'TIl OK WILD HOUSE CHEEK. AT ITS I.N-  THANCE  INTO  SALMON  KlVI.lt.  Take notice that I. W. i). Mackay. P.L.S., ntrent for.b l.n  W. Handlen. free miner's eerlillcnte No. 7;i,lin. intent*,  sixly days from the date hereof, lo apply tu tin; mining  recorder for a certillcate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of lhe above claim. And  further take notice thai action, under section 37. miirl be  taken before the issuance of such ccrtiticatc'of impro'e-  nients. W. D. MACKAY.  Hated, this 2Sth day of April. 1SJI7. |Mny 1st.  _  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  MOONSTONE AND IHOHT IIOWKK MIM'l.'AI. CI. II .VS. Sill'-  ATE IN TIIE AINs-WOHTII MININO DIVISION' OK WIST  KOOTENAV HLSTItll'T. AND I.OCA II- D AIIOI'T TIIH1.E  qCAKTEHS OK A MILE SOl'Tll OK I.AKI'U. AM) ON "HIK  WKST SHOHK OK KOOTENAY LAKE.  Take notice that I. J. Hcrriek McGregor, lining as  agent for the Victoria Mining & I levelopmcnt Company.  Limited Liability, free miner's certillcate Nn.i7.filM. intend  sixty days from ihe date hereof, lo apply to the miniig  reco'rder for a certillcate of improvements for the pui-  pose of obtaining a crown grunt of I he above claims. And  further take notice thataction. under section 37. must le  commenced before lhe issuance of such certillrnie < f improvements. J. HEiMMCK  MCGREGOR.  Hated, this 21st day of April. 1S!>7. |Mny 8th]  Notice   of   Application   lor   Certillcate   of  Improvements.  Till: TENNESSEE MINEKAI. CLAIM. SITUATE IN TIIK. NIL-  SON MININO DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAV IiiSTHICT,  AND LOCATED AIIOI'T TIIUEE AND A I1ALK MILIS  NOltTII OK THE IIEA DWATI-US OK Ql'AK'IV, CHEl K. A  TI'lHLTAf'Y OK THE SALMON KIVEIt. AND AIIOI'T ONE,  AND A OL'AHTEIt MILES WEST KHO.M THE KELSON AND  KOllT SIlEl'I'AltD  KAILWAY.  Take notice that I. P. Wilson, acting as agent for the  Hamilton & Rossland Gold Mining 'Company, Limited Liability, free miner's'ccrlilleale No. 7!l.32i!. intend sixly days  from (lie date hereof, to apply to the mining rerun! or for a  certificate of improvements, for Ihe purpose of obtain)! g  a crown grant of the above claim. And furl her take  notice thai action, under section 37, must be eoii'inenei d  before the issuance of such certillcate <>f improvements.  P. E. WILSON.  Dated, this 1t.li day of .May. 1897. (May Sll>J  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Sixty days after date I, the undersigned intend to apply to lhe chief commissioner of lands and winks for  permission lo purch ise the undermentioned tract uf  land : ��� .; '   I'    DESI'UIITION.  Commencing at a post, marked "C.Sl.H.. NK."|i'accdat  the head of !) mile point on the south shore of the duller  of Koolenay lake, thence III chains south, thence V>  chains west ."more or less, to the outlet of Kootenay lake,  thence following Ihe shore to the point of commencement, 100 acres more or less.  CHARLES St. HA RUE.  Nelson. 21th of May, 1807. (May �����).].  WMmmtmmmmMmm^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, JUNE .12,  1897.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  J. Netterfeld, a miner working on the  Referendum group of claims on Forty-  nine creek, met with a painful accident on  Tuesday. While usinpr an axe he cut his  left knee severely. His .partners took  him to his home in Rossland.  Mayor Houston and Alex McDonald  have offered a reward of $100 for the recovery of the body of Keuo Jack or John  Maginty, who was drowned oil' the  steamer Kootenay iu the Columbia river  last week.  IT IS IMPORTANT  �� O��  All persons wishing to yisit the Goat  River, Duck Creek, Summit Creek, Fort  Sheppard, Priest Lake, or Fort Steele  Mining Districts should know that by  taking the Steamer Alberta or Ainsworth  for Ockonook, Idaho, and purchasing  their supplies of the old reliable Ockonook General Store; they will get their  goods-at Spokane retail prices and be  from 20 to 50 miles nearer the above  named districts than at any other supply  point  on   the   Kootenai   River.  I BARNES Manager  OCKONOOK GENERAL STORE  We have just received another lot'of Ladies' Fine Shirt  Waists, made of Oryandy and Dimity Detachable White  Collars and Cuffs; also Collars and Cuffs to match Waists.  An early inspection of these goods arc asked, as they are  selling- rapidh'.     Mail  orders will receive prompt attention.  Without reserve of a number of  Town Lots in Subdivisions  THE PROPERTY OF THE  At 7 O'ClocK P. M.  Thursday, 17th June, 1897  TERMS: 1-3 cash; 1-33 months, 1-3 6 months.  Interest on deferred payments at th,e rate of  8 per ceiyt per annum.  DEEDS THREE DOLLARS EACH  The first payments are to be made to the  undersigned. Subsequent payments must be  m.ade  to   E. Crow  Baker, Esq.,  the  Company's  Treasurer, Victoria. JOSHUA DAVIES,  .-.. ���;-\. l^anagiqg Director.  IDE,. H.    JE.   ZHT-A-Iilj  DENTIST  Dental rooms in  ollice of Dr. G. A. B. Hall Farley &  .Simpson block. Nelson, li. 0.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, West Kootenny,  lo-wit:  By virtue of warrants of execution issued out of the  county court at Nelson at the suits of Van Ii. Banker for  SlliT.li'J and George Mathers for..SlliS.(i8. plaintill's. and to  nic directed against the goods and chattels of .lames  riproule and .lames Slayton, defendants, 1 have seized  and taken iu execution all the right, title and interest of  said defendants, .lames Sproulo and .lames Slayton, in  the "Park Hill mineral claims situated on Park Creek,  south f"i'k Kaslo river,and tlio"Reh'anee."iiearSproulo's  on the Kaslo river.'and recorded in tlie mining recorder's  ollice at the city of Kaslo. Ii. C. to recover the sum of  ?:(.'i('.30, amount of said execution besides interest, slier-  ill's poundage and all other costs and legal incidental  expenses, all of whicli I shall expose for.sale.orsullicient  lhereof to satisfy said .judgment, debt and costs, at. the  front of the court house Nelson, on the ���Jtith day of .Juno,  A. J). 1807. at the hour of II o'clock in the forenoon. .".  themselves  Noti: :   Intending purchasers* will satisfy  as to intciost and title of said defendants.  W. P. ROBIN.SON, Depu  Dated .lune 7th, IS!)  ty Sheriff.  CORPORATION  OF THE CITY OF NELSON  CITY AUDITOR'S REPORT.  KICCICII'TS.  Police court fines ���   Licenses ���.'...  ."Miscellaneous   Overdraft, Bank of Montreal   DISHUItSKMENTH.  Sidewalks       Streets      .Salaries   Printing and Stationery   Waterworks ;   Plant and tools���   .....  .$210 75  . '.'IT ;*>')  . 15 00  .  (J5<i S!)  SI 130 II  .Sl.'lfl 05  . .-lai 10  . 115 10  . 7,'l 1)1  . I.'l 75  .    31 00    ��1130 11  I certify that 1 have audited Ihe books in the city  clerk's ofiicc, and the above is a correct statement of the  receipts and disbursements of the Corporation of the  City of Nelson to May Mist,.18117.  .JOHN HAMILTON, City Auditor.  Nelson. B. C. June 10th, IS!)".  CORPORATION  OF THE CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE TO USERS OF WATER.  The following resolution was passed by the Municipal  Council of the Corporation of the City of Nelson at a  meeting held on Wednesday, June !)th, IN'17:  Unsolved. That until the passage ofTi by-law fixing water  rates, the acting water commissioner shall, and he is  hereby authorized to, fix water rates; and that lie be, and  .   is. cm powered 10 r��h u toll'wat or frump ny build ing. hotel,  Hiloon, store, shop, or residence, connected  with the  water mains belonging to the Cily of Nelson, whose  rccupaiit neglects or iet'u*cs lo pay the water rates so  fixed; provided, always, that due notice in writing of  such action shall be fir.-.t given to any person so neglecting or refusing. CIIAS. J-'. SICALKY,  Acting Water Commissioner.  Date 1 at Nelson, this tenth day of .lime, lwiii.  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  b"x--:l.a.-w j<ro. e.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION AT  Whereas the Corporation of the City' of Nelson  is empowered to borrow such sum of money, nol exceeding  an amount equal to the total amount of taxes upon  land or real properly as shown by tho revised assessment roll of tho municipality for tho preceding year,  and bearing such rate of interest as may be requisite,  lo meet the current legal expenditure of the corporation which becomes payable out of the annual revenue  berore tlie revenue for the year becomes payable by  lhe tax-payers:  And whereas to meet the current legal expenditure of  the Corporation of the City of Nelson for the year 1897,  which becomes payable out of the annual revenue for  lhe said year before such revenue becomes payable by  the tax-pavers, it is requisite for1 the said corporation  lo borrow'the sum of three thousand dollars:   *,.   ������_-_s  Therefore be it enacted   by tho municipal council of  the Corporation of the City of Nelson as follows:  1.   It shall be lawful for the Corporation of the City of  Nelson to borrow on the credit of the corporation  from  any person or persons, firm or firms, corporation or corporations who mav.be willing to advance tho same, the  sum of three thousand dollars, bearing interest at a rate  not exceeding seven per centum per annum, to meet the  current legal expenditure of tho said corporation which  becomes payable out of ihe annual revenue for the year  1SD7 before such revenue becomes payable by lhe tax-  '���' The money so borrowed, together with the interest  thcieon, shall be a liability payable out of the municipal  revenue for the current year, and shall be payable and  repayable or before the 31st day of December, I8D1.  3. "The obligation lo be given as an acknowledgment  of the liability hereby authorized shall bo in the form of  a promissory note signed by'the mayor and finance committee and the "city clerk, and shall bear the corporate  seal of lhe said corporation.  .1. This by-law shall be cited lor all purposes as the  the "Temporary Loan By-law, No. (5, 1SII7."  Head lirst time April 2!)lli. 1SI7.  '. Head second time June 7th, 1897.  Head third time June 7th, 1897.  Reconsidered and finally adopted Juno 9th, IS!),.  ���sk.\i..| JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Ciias. 10. Seat-by, City Clerk.  NOTICE TO BUILDERS!  The Nelson Planing Mill has  just received one carload of  clear dry cedar lumber from the  coast. c~jj  One carload of glass.  A boom of half a millibn feet  of fine logs from Idaho.   T. W. GRAY, Prop.  NOT I ore.  The above is a true copy of a by-law passed on the 9th  day of Juno, 1S97, by the municipal council ol the City of  Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to take  notice that anyone desirous of applying to have said bylaw, or anv part thereof, quashed, must make his application to the supreme court of British Columbia wicinn  one month next after the publication of this by-law in  the British Columbia Gazette, or ho will be to late to be  heard in thatbehalf. ^^ ^ ^.^ ^. ^ ,,  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  ���B~H"-i-.-A."W nsro. 1.  The municipal council of the Corporation of the City of  Nelson enacts as follows:  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to make use of  any profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting  langunge upon or in any street, highway or public place  within thp limits of tho City of Nelson. ���.,���',  2. It shall be unlawful for any person to indecently  expose his or her person in any piiblic_ place within the  limits of the said city. ��*��       ���   L���1<\��� ��������%V"~-i  , 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to post any indecent placard, writing or picture or to write any indecent words on any wall, fence, tree or rock in any street  or public place within the limits of the said city.  4. It shall bo unlawful for any person to bathe or  wash his or Iter person in any public water in or near  the said citv between the hours of six o'clock, in  the foronoonand eight,o'clock in the afternoon without  using a dress covering the body from the neck to the  knees. , .    ,  a. It shall be unlawful for any person to wantonly,  cruelly or unnecessarily beat, bind, ill-treat, abuse, overdrive or torture any cattle, poultry, dog, horse, domestic  animal or bird within the limits of the said city.l      ���������*�����!  Any person guilty of any offence against any of the  provisions of this by-law shall be liable upon summary  conviction before the police magistrate or two justices of "  the peace having jurisdiction within the limits of the  City of Nelson to a penalty not exceeding ��100.00 or to  imprisonment in the common gaol for any term not ex-  reeding three months with or without hard labour, or to  both.  Rend a lirst time May 3rd, 1897.  Mead a second time May 10th, 1S9i.  Head a third time May 19th, 1897.  Reconsidered and finally adopted June 9th. 1897.  [SKAI..I JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.  Cii.uiLK.s K. .Si:ai.i:s-, City Clerk.  Room (5, Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given lhal the undersigned will apply  to the hoard of licensing: commissioners' of the Cily of  Nelson, at their next silling, for a license lo sell liquor al  retail at the Shcrbrooko House, siluale on lots �� and (i,  block !)l. Nelson. JOriKI'II STURtlKON.  Dated at, Nelson, B. C. June 91 h. 1897.  Application for Liquor- License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of lhe City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license lo sell liquor al  wholesale at llieii* premises, situate on lot. 3, block \2,  Nelson. II. J. KVANS & CO..  per II. J. Kvaxs.  Dated at Nelson. H. C, June 9th, 1897.  Application ,for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, lor a license to sell liquor at  retail at the Silver Jving Hotel, situate on lots, block 10,  Nelson. JOHN JOHNSON.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, Juno 9th, 1S97. . ,  Application, for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  wholesale at our premises, situate on the west half of lot  7, block 11, Nelson.     HUDSON'S BAY    Dated at Nelson, B. C, June 9th,  COMPANY,  per O. 14. RoiiSON.  1897.  NOTICK.  . The i.bnv ,'s a true copy of a by-law passed on the  8th day 01 ,;..ue. 1897, by the municipal council of flic Cilv of Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to take notice that anyone desirous of applying lo  have said by-law. or any part thereof, quashed, must  make his application for that purpose to the supreme  court of British Columbia within one month next after  the publication of this by-law in lhe British Columbia  '(iii/.etlc. or lie will be too late to be heard in that behalf.  CIIAS. K. SIOALKY, City Clerk.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE.  After the  first of July the price of  lots in Addition  A to Nelson will be raised.    Intending purchasers should  take advantage of the present prices.  Uuiio 12.] VV. J. G. DICICSON, Agent.  TENDERS FOR DEBENTURES.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned for debentures of the City of Nelson, to tlie amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($��0.0('l)). running twenty years and bearing  interest at tlie rate of live per cent per annum, payable  semi-annually. Principal and interest payable at the  Bank of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec. No fonder for less  than ninety-live per centum of tlie par value' of tho debentures will be considered. The successful tenderer  must deposit the amount of tender in the Bank of .Montreal, Nelson, without cost to the City of Nelson. Debentures will be issued in denominat ians of one thousand  dollars, 'fenders will be received until 8 p. in. on Monday. June asth. 1S97. Mark tenders, "Tenders for Debentures." anil address John Houston. Mayor. Nelson,  British Columbia. JOHN 'HOUSTON. Mayor.  Dated May aitli, 1897. I May -'9th I  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  TENDERS FOR PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS.  ollice of I he city engineer Iu Nelson.  The sum of l/ivo Hundred Dollars will be paid for accepted plans.  Murk tenders. "Tenders for Plans mid Sped Ileal Ions  Wilier Works mill Sewerage." and address ibeni to "The  Mayor, (.'iiy of Nelson, Nelson, British Columbia."  CIIAS. K.SKALKV, City Clerk.  Dated May Hith, 1897.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at the Clarke Hotel, situate on lot 11, block 5,'  Nelson. K. C. CDAIUCI-:.  Dated at Nelson, B. C.,.Tune 9th, 1897.  ^Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of licensing Commissioners of the Citv of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at the Kootenay Hotel, situate on the west lialf of  lot 5, block 1, Nelson.       PETERSON & MALLKTTE.  Dated at Nelson, B. C.,.I une 9th, IS97.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of flic City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor tit'  retail at the Nelson Hotel, situate on lot 10, block I,  Nelson. 'STKVK WHITE.  Dated at Nelson, il. C, June 9th, 1S97. >  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Nelson, at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at the Madden House, situate on lot 2. block 5,  Nelson.  THOMAS -MADDEN.  Dated at Nelson, B.C, June 9th, 1897.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that Ihe undersigned will apply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners: of the City of  Nelson at their next, sitting, for a license lo sell liquor at  retail at the Hotel Phnir. situate on lots'III. II. and 12,  block 13. Nelson. K. K. I'H.UK.  Dated at Nelson. B. C, June 9th, 1897.  Application for Liquor License  y given that the undersigned will apply  .icensing Commissioners of lhe Citv of  ....1- .���:..:....   ��'..,.., 1:.... ~....u 1!....  '  Notice is hereby  to the Board of L.��� ���  �� ���..,,���    ���.. . ���.  Nelson at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor tit  retail at tlie .Merchants'Hotel, situate on lot 7, block  Nelson. CLKM KNTS &. MARTIN.  Dated alNelson. B. C, June 9Lb, 1S97.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given thai the undersigned willapply  to the.Board of Licensing Commissioners of the Citv of  Nelson at their next sitting, for a license'to sell liquor at  retail at his hotel, situate on the west half of lot I block  2, Nelson. W. A. WARD.  Dated at Nelson, H. C, June llth, 1897.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will apply  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Nelson at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at flic ("rnnd Hotel, situate on the east half of lot  'I. block 2. Nelson. JOHN BL00M3KRC.  Dated ul Nelson, B. C, June 9th, IS97.>  ! Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will upply  to the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the Cily of  Nelson at fheir.next silting, for a license to sell liquor b.v  wholesale at their premises, situate on lot I, block ���>  Nelson. TUI4NKR. BKKTON & CO.,  per IIkni-v B. Thomson, Manager.  Dated at Nelson. 11. C, June 9th, 1S97.  Application for Liquor License.  A carload of Nails and am prepared to quote prices to Builders  and Contractors lower.than has ever before quoted in Kootenay.  We carry in stock a full line of Builders' Hardware, Stoves, Iron,  Steel, Anvils, Bellows, Shovels, Picks, Hammers, \ Powder, Fuse,  Caps, Etc., and a complete stock of Groceries, and with our large  and our knowledge of the requirements of the country we claim to  be better able to fit out a prospecting party or a mining company  with supplies than any other house in the city or district. Sole  agents for the G-iant Powder Company, and the G-urney Stove and  Range Company.  CORNER. BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  This season we are carrying the largest and most complete stock of  fishing tackle in Kootenay, including Rods of all kinds, Landing Nets,  Creels,   Casts, Lines,  Fly Books,   Reels,  Flies  and  Bait of all  kinds.  Corner Baker and  Josephine Streets.  W.  P.  TEETZEL & CO.  DEUGGISTS,   NELSON   JB.O.  We are just placing in stock the finest line of READY MADE CLOTHING  ever brought into the city  HONEST WELL MADE GARMENTS  that will give satisfaction.  An entirely new stock of FELT HATS AND CAPS  in the latest styles and makes  BBSS EH  A Magnificent line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, and West of  England Trouserings, suitable for spring wear.  A special feature of Fancy Worsted Suitings.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  iisr ^i^^osros ^jsttd OEG-_A.isrs  See that the name of Wessell, Nickle ���&  Gross, New York, is stamped on the action of  the Piano you buy.   It is the standard of excellence in America.    None  other is used in Karn Pianos.   Call and examine them at  Our premises have just been generally overhauled  and greatly enlarged. Stock has also been increased.  We carry everything that a man can want, and the  prices   are   right.      Eng.   City   K.   Boots our specialty.  O.     b   I   Unt BAKER   STREET  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given thai, the undersigned will apply  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners of the City o'f  Nelson at their next sitting, for a license to sell liquor at  retail at the Central Hotel, situate on lot H. Block 5,  Nelson. ISAAC HOLDKN.  Dated at Nelson, II. C, Juno 9th, 1897. (June mi\]  NELSON, B. G.  BRANCH MARKETS   .   .    .    .    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  ii--*-i  I J*   A  ����i-uMu�����a��ui!����mmi^^


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