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 Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  Has   Three  Smelters  in   Successful  Operation,  and  Enough  Ore  in Sight' to   Run  Several   More.  SIXTH   \TEAR.-NO. lfi.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MARCH  P.), L898.  TWO . DOLLARS  A YEAR.  REDISTR IB UTION.  Politics, not  Fairness. Will  be  the  Determining' Force With the Bill.  Will a redistribution-bill be introduced  al, this session of the legislature, and, if  so, will.il be a fair one V are questions of  interest.    The bill will, no doubt, be introduced : but politics, not fairness, will be  its distinctive feature.    Both the government  and  opposition   leaders are politicians.    The one crowd can see no other  interests than those centered in Victoria ;  the other none'that are,not centered in  Vancouver.      This   was   clearly   shown  when the last redistribution bill was up  for   consideration.       Opposition   leaders  were  as outspoken  in favor of allotting  over-representation to unimportant Mainland, constituencies as  were government  leaders  in demanding  that unimportant  Island  constituencies  should  be over represented  in   the   assembly.    Practically  speaking, the same leaders are in control  now as in   ISO-l.    Have  they changed  in  the  four years  that  have  elapsed  since  I80_ ?    No!   The white population of the province is  about  120,000.    Of  this population 55,000  . reside in the cities of Victoria, Vancouver,  New Westminster and Nanaimo ; 15,000 in  the farming districts along Fraser river;  5,000 in the farming districts on the Island and in the small islands in the  Straits : and '15,000 in the mining and  grazing districts of the interior and in the  outlying districts on the Mainland and on  the Island. Representation based on  population, with a total membership of  A3, as at present; would' give the city of  Victoria 5 members, the city of Vancou-  " ver 5, the city of Nanaimo and adjacent  towns 2, the city of New Westminster  and adjacent country 2, the farming districts of the Fraser A, the farming districts of  the Island and small islands iu  ' the Straits 2, the mining and grazing districts of Vale, Lillooet and Cariboo 0, the  mining districts of East and West .Kootenay G, the outlying districts on the Mainland 1, and the outlying districts ou tho  Island 1. The members should be elected  at large from the several districts, as is  now done in the cities, which would insure the return of abler men.  East and West Kootenay have a population of 22,000, not counting the transient  men employed on the construction of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway. By mining divisions this population is divided about as  follows: Trail Creek, 5,500: Nelson, 4,500;  Ainsworth, 2,500: Slocan, 3,000; Slocan  City, 500; Goat Hi ver, 200: Arrow Lake,  200: Trout Lake, 200; Lardeau, 200; Revelstoke, 1,500: lllecillewaet. 250; .Donald',  500; Golden, 1,000; Windermere, 250: and  Fort Steele, 1,700.  Now, Tmc Tiinurxj*: is not a prophet,  but it will make a guess, aud that guess is  as follows: Notwithstanding the mining  divisions of Nelsou, Ainsworth, Slocan,  Slocan City and Goat River have one-half  of the total population of East and West  Kootenay, they will be given but one  member under any redistribution bill-that  will be passed by the present legislative  assembly.   But the people of East and West Kootenay, whatever representation is given  them, should elect members that will vote  as a unit, and by doing so cease to be  mere hewers of wood and drawers of water. They should return members that  will lead, not follow.  Kellie Wants an Export Duty.  On Wednesday Jas. M. Kellie, member  for the north riding, gave notice in the  legislature that he would move that the  dominion government be asked to place  an export duty on lead bullion and ores  to the same standard of rates as the Ding-  ley tariff. His reason is that th_ Dingley  tariff has detrimentally affected British  Columbia lead ores aud bullion entering  the states, and that the increase proposed  would prove advantageous in creating establishments for the manufacturing of  lead commodities, and would retain the  smelting of British Columbia ores in the  province. ,  The Whitewater Mines, Limited.  The Whitewater Mines, ltd., a subsidiary company of the London & B. C. Gold-  fields, has been licensed to .carry on a general mining business in this province.  The head office of the company is at No.  A Lawrence Ponntenay Hill, London, England, and the amount of the capital is  ���B125,000, divided into 125,000 shares of ��1  each. Nelson is designated as the headquarters, with .'J. Roderick Robertson in  charge. Tlie object for which the company has been established is to acquire  the whole or any part of or interest in the  Whitewater, Irene, Tennie C, and Myrtle  II. mines in the Slocan district.  Kootenay Air Supply Co.  The Kootenay Air Supply Company,  specially incorporated within the meaning of Part IV. of the Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897, has submitted its undertaking to the lieutenant-governor-in-  eouncil for approval. Their plans call for  the erection of an hydraulic air compressor about five-eighths of a mile from the  mouth of Coffee creek, and to operate the  same by the use of 1,000 inches of water,  for the purpose of supplying compressed  air through conduit pipes to mines in the  Ainsworth mining camp, and extending  three miles on each side of the town, aud  five miles back from the lake. These  plans have, been approved. The capital  of the company has been placed at $35,000,  to be subscribed within six months.  Work on the undertaking is to be finished  by .June I, ISO!).  Advertising Mineral Claims.  ' During the past year numerous parties  in applying for crown grants for their  several claims have been lumping them  together in one advertisement, misunder-  ���standiug the law applying thereto.   This  course has been held to be illegal, but as  such, notices have been published in good  faith and under a mistake as to the meaning of the law. and as no injury appears  to have resulted therefrom, it is desirable  to validate applications for certificates of  improvements so far as such notices affect  the validity thereof : therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent  of the legislative assembly of the province  of British Columbia, enacts as follows : 1.  This act may be cited as the "Mineral  Claim Advertisement Act, 1S9S." 2. Any  notice heretofore inserted in the British  Columbia Ga/.ette, or in a newspaper, and  purporting to be published under sub-section (e) of section 80 of the " Mineral Act,"  shall be deemed sufficient notwithstanding that it contaius the name of two or  more mineral claims, and no objection  shall be taken to any such notice ou such  ground, if the same is iu other respects in  accordance with the provisions of the  " Mineral Act." 3. Hereafter the said  sub-section shall be construed as requiring the separate publication of a copy of  a notice in respect of each mineral claim.  Mr. Turner to Mr. McArthur.  To the Editok ok Trno Trihunk: Sir,  Mr. J. B. McArthur is "on his ear" because I stated at one of our Board of  Trade meetings that I. did not consider  his telegram sufficient justification for us  to rest on our oars, but advised the board  to keep on working until we were absolutely certain of success. I wired the  attorney-general as follows: "Is it positively settled that land registry office be  established at Nelson? McArthur wires  Hossland that effect; " to which he replied  " The location of land registry office is under consideration." My contention was  that McArthur's telegram was probably a  clever bit of diplomacy on his part: the  attorney-general backed me up. This McArthur resents, and, in order to settle the  matter, I would suggest that he demand  an apology from tlie attorney-general and  one from the Hossland Miner.  Yours truly  John A. Turnkis.  LACROSSE,, BOYS   ORGANIZE.  Kootenay  ��� Law Society Expresses Sympathy.  At the annual meeting of the Law Society of British Columbia, held in Victoria on the 7th insfc., the followiug resolution respecting the death of chief justice Davie was adopted : " Resolved, that  the members of the Law Society of British Columbia, profoundly impressed with  the great loss sustained by the profession  and the province in the untimely death of  chief justice Davie, desire to recoi'd their  esteem for the qualities which distinguished his short career on the bench of  the supreme court of British Columbia,  and which gave such perfect assurance  that he was worthy to fill the office of  chief justice; and, resolved further, that  they deeply sympathise with the bereaved  family of the late chief justice."  Handsome Pieces of Work.  At the Hotel Hume may be seen some  handsome specimens of hand carving and  decorative skill in the fitting up of the  bar, back bar and office counter. These  are made from oak, imported in rough  boards from Spokane, and were turned  out finished from Thos. Gray's mill. The  carving is elaborate and chaste, and the  ideas well sustained throughout. A natural finish is giveu the fixtures, leaving the  grain of the wood and the fineness of the  work in bold relief. It is pronounced the  most elaborate piece of work in the interior of the province, and is the product of  all home talent.  Over Eighteen Hundred Registered.  The collector of votes I'or the south riding of West Kootenay district, which embraces the mining divisions of Nelson,  Ainsworth, Slocan, Slocan City and Goat  River has placed over 000 names on the  voters' list, since the election in ISO-!.  There were 921 names ou the list at that  election. It is safe to say that there will  be 2,500 names on the list before it is  closed. Yet, the south riding of West  Kootenay is "slated " for one member under the redistribution bill the government  intends forcing through the assembly.  Thrown Open to Business.  Thursday the new aud palatial Ho'tel  Hume was opened to business, in each and  all its departments, and is enjoying a  good and liberal patronage. As it becomes better known this fine hostelry will  have crowds of guests. It was at first intended to open with a ball to the public,  but this has been postponed until everything has been put into good shape. A  barber shop, with two chairs, has been  added to the equipment during the week.  Manager Horace Hume is satisfied with  the encouragement offered and feels confident of success.  Outlook for the  National   Game   in  Favorable this Season.  Wednesday evening a general  meeting-  of the lacrosse enthusiasts was held in the  fire hall, with G.CJTodge, in the absence  of the  proper officials,  in the chair,    in  his introductory remarks, the chairman  stated the outlook for lacrosse in West  -Kootenay this year was most favorable,  and that a  league  would  be  formed  of  Spokane, Rossland,  Nelson,  Kaslo,  Sandon,'and Slocan City, all of which towns  were organizing teams.  Mr. Lennie stated that mayor Houston'  had informed him that a deed to the recreation grounds was expected in a week','  aud that they would then be enlarged  to  300 by 300 feet, properly fenced and kept-  for all kinds of sport.    On application  to  the council, the grounds could be secured  by auy club for a match game, and would  be able to charge admission.    Mr. Lennie  favored writing to other clubs in' the disr  trict with a  view  to  meeting in  Nelson  .and drawing up a schedule of games, and  at the end of the season send a  picked  team to try conclusions  with  the  coast  champions.  Messrs. Taylor, Jeffs. Livingstone' and  Vanstone, with the oflicers of the club as  ex-officio members, were appointed the  executive committee i'or the season. Jt  was also decided to have season tickets  for membership printed aud issued at  once, to cost $2, and entitling the holder  to free admission to all home match  games. The club colors for this season-  will be light blue jersey, dark blue knickers, white belt and sweater. Instructions  were given the secretary to look after  last year's garments and sticks, and captain Thompson requested to get the team  out to regular practices. Several good  players have come to the city recentlj-;  and these will be looked after and invited  to join the club.  Subjoined are the officers for I SOS: John  Houston, president; W. A. Galliher, vice-  president; Joe Thompson, captain; R. S.  Lenuie, manager and field captain; H.  Irvine, treasurer; W. G. McMorris, secretary; George Hodge, official referee; J.  Dover and C. Goepel mascots. The meeting adjourned to Hume hotel, on the 25th  instant, at S o'clock.  COUNCIL   MEETING.  Mr. McArthur is Amazed.  To Tiii- Editor ok The Tmuuxic: Sir.  1 was amazed iu reading your report of  the Nelson Board of Trade meeting in  your last issue to find that the truthfulness of my telegram to the Rossland  Board of Trade iu regard to the location  of the land registry office at Nelson was  characterized by Mr. Macdonald as a  " blind "and by Mr. Turner, its president,  as "not to be trusted."  In my interview with the ministers  they frankly discussed with me the reasons why Rossland could not get the land  registry office, and after the explanations  given by them, T said : " Your reasons for  your refusal under Lhe present condition  of affairs are iu my opinion good and  valid, and 1 will not press the matter further." If Messrs. Macdonald and Turner  will refer to the premier or attorney-general they will get confirmation of the  fact. Moreover, 1 left with the different  ministers a memoranda of Rosslaud's requirements and requests, but no one will  find any request for the land registry  office to be located in Rossland with, any  of them. "���'..���'   i  The telegram referred to was sent by  me after I had had the interview with the  ministers, and was the truth.to the people  I represented in Victoria. Why Messrs.  Macdonald and Turner should have made  such statements against the president of  a sister board of trade without a scintilla  of cause against his bona fides is a marvel  to me. It only shows how some men, who  under ordinary circumstances are fair  and just, when some excitement comes  upon them immediately become unfair  and unjust and impute baseless motives  toothers. Subsequent events will prove  every word of my telegram to have been  the truth.  1 am sure, on reflection, Messrs. Macdonald and Turner will see they have, done  the president'of the Rossland board ofc.  trade a grave injustice, and at tlie next  meeting of the Nelson board of trade will  make the amende .honorable and withdraw the statements they have so unjustly made against him.    J.  B. McAiri'iicn.  Hossland. li. C, March 0, 1S9S.  Police Court  Cases.  Magistrate Crease has had his time much  engaged this week in the police court.  Tuesday, D. Madio, a native of sunny  Italy, charged J. Hamilton, or the C. P. II.  company, with destroying his fence.  Madio was on railway ground by sufferance, and when his fence was removed to  enable graders to get material for the  siding to the transfer wharf, he waxed  hot and summoned Mr. Hamilton. The  case Was dismissed.  On Wednesday P. Conway and a companion engaged in a fisticuff argument in  front of the provincial gaol. The companion suddenly departed when the law  appeared and is still running. Conway  hud to pay $10 and costs foi* his fun.  Yesterday C. Gauvereau, domiciled at  the Sherbrooke house, was. before the  Cadi charged with assaulting Sing, a Chinese cook. Au aggressive little dog. a  small boy, and a rock were the bones of  contention leading up to the attack on  John's physiog. Gauvereau enriched the  city treasury to the extent of.$5'and costs.  A counter case against Sing for throwing  stones, was dismissed, as identification  could not lie proven.  D.  Lauson Secures  the ��� Contract   for Surface  Drain on Hall Street.  The ninth regular meeting of the city  council was held in the council chamber  on Monday afternoon. Present, mayor  Houston, in the chair; aldermen Hillyer,  Teetzel and Malone.  Jacob Dover and forty-nine others petitioned for a crosswalk on Baker street, at  Josephine, running north and south, one  at the same place running east and west,  and a third on corner of Baker and Hall  streets. Referred to the public works  committee.  J. A. Turner wrote on behalf of the  Kootenay Lake hospital, asking for a  sidewalk to the building and the road  graded. Referred to the public works  committee.  Tendei-s for laying 255 feet of surface  drain on Hall street, from Front street to  Government wharf, were received from  Newling 6c Co.. $1-15 : D. Lauson, 20 cents  per toot: E. Frost,' $80: J. Ellis, $120:  Whitmore &'McCardia, $85.' D. Lawson  was awarded the contract, on motion of  aldermen Teetzel and Malone.  A communication was read from li. J.  Evans requesting modifications in the  terms on which the council would grant  him a franchise.for gas works. Referred  to public works committee.  On motion of aldermen Hillyer and  Teetzel, the city engineer was instructed  to cause the cemetery ground, to be placed  in repair, at an expense not to exceed $50,  so as to permit of more space for burial  purposes. The city clerk was also instructed to correspond with the Oddfellows society and others interested in the  work.  Following accounts were ordered paid :  Lawrence Hardware Co., water connection  SlO.i 11  TuruuxK Pub. Co.. printing and stationery  ��i In  S. Il'iir, water connections  7 S3  C. K. Jitter, wood for llrehall > ,  9 00  Ij. Onig, posting books  IS 00  .1. Kolleti, work on waterworks  15 00  J. Hrawlciiburg, work on streets  I'J 50  J. It. Straclian, salary for February .'.    85 00  .1. Nixon, work on streets  10 00  _1. Stanton, work on waterworks  10 00  D. \\'oods        *���                  '*             25 00  ���I. Stimson, work on sidewalks  7 50  O. (Jiscly        "                 "             7 50  A.'Chisholm *'                 "             S 00  AI. Unrns, work on waterworks and sowers  30 00  J. Houston, salary as mayor  ICC (ili  Oity of Nelson muuicipal rate by-law  'No. 23, ISOcS, was reconsidered and finally  passed aud adopted, on motion of aldermen Hillyer and Teetzel. By-law No. 2-1,  to provide a sinking fund and for interest  on municipal debentures, passed through  the same manner.  . By-law No.. 25, to provide for connection  with common sewers and an annual rental  or sewerage rate, was introduced on motion of aldermen Malone and Teetzel. It  will come up i'or its third readiug at next  meeting.  By-law No. 20. relating to shade trees,  was introduced and passed through the  preliminary readings. It will be finally  dealt with at next meeting.  Next was introduced by-law No. 27, defining the fire limits, and to adopt regulations referring thereto. Aldermen Hillyer and Teetzel moved that it be considered in committee of the whole council at  next meeting.    Carried.  On motion of aldermen Hillyer and  Teetzel, the city clerk was instructed to  prepare a statement on March HJstof all  moneys colected and paid into the city  since January 1, 1S9S, showing the names  and amount of each payment: and of all  moneys paid out by the city for same  time; and that such statement be published for one week in-Triu Ti-in-tf-XR.  Meeting then adjourned.  Friday's mi-iiotlvg.  Council met again Friday afternoon.  Present, mayor Houston, in the chair;  aldermen Teetzel, Hillyer aud Gilker.  Alderman Hillyer's resolution, passed at  Monday's  meeting,  relative  to  the , city  clerk  bringing  in a financial statement,  was amended so as to cover the term of  three months from January 1 to March 31.  The public works committee submitted  a report recommending an eight-foot sidewalk on south side of Baker street,. from  end of-present walk to Cedar street; a  four-foot sidewalk on east side of Cedar,  between Baker and Vernon streets ; a six-  foot walk on east side of Cedar, between  Vernon and Lake streets; a six-foot walk  on south side of Luke, between Cedar and  Park : a six-foot walk on west side of  Park, between Lake and Water: a six-  foot walk south side of Water, between  Lake and eastern boundary of city: and  that a crossing be laid to the hospital.  Report adopted, the material to be purchased'by the mayor and the work to be  done by day labor, preference being given  to 'married men residing in Xelson.  The mayor was authorized to have temporary street crossings constructed wherever deemed necessary.  Following accounts were ordered paid:  British  Columbia Oazelte, advertising Court of  Revision ���  S   ft tin  K. Irvine & On., clothes for prisoner..  ..         7 I/O  Spencer & Hall, water coNiio'.'tioii-i      21'Sl  Dr. Arthur wrote, on behalf of the trustees of Kootenay lodge, f.C.O.K., authorizing the moving of the east fence of. the  Oddfellow's burying ground twenty-one  feet Westward, so as to permit of more  room for public burials.  A letter was read from W. Brougham,  calling attention to the dangerous condition of water service box on sidewalk  fronting his house, it being four inches  above walk. .Mayor Houston stated he  had already given attrition to the  matter.  By-law 2S, with reference to the planting of shade trees on the streets of the  city, was finally reconsidered and  adopted.  By-law 27, defining tlie lire limits of the  city was read a third time, after being  considered in committee of the whole.  Final consideration and adoption  was set  for next sitting of the council.  By-law 20, lo provide for connection  with public sewers and for annual rental  or sewerage rate, also received third reading. Reconsideration and final adoption  set for Monday next.  Turner, Beeton &Co., were granted permission to put up a fireproof building on  Vernon street.    Council  then  adjourned.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  ROW   AT   HALL'S   SIDING.  Barroom  The annual meeting of the Dardanelles  Mining Co. was held in Kaslo last week,  and all the old directors were re-elected.  Everything is iu satisfactory shape.  The concentrator at the Slocan Star resumes operations so soon as water becomes  plentiful.  A full force of men is now employed on  the Payne.  The Northern Belle, in the Jackson Basin, has ordered machinery for a concentrator.  April 5 is the date set tor the annual  meeting of the shareholders of the Good-  enough, at Kaslo, for the purpose of electing directors.  Eighteen men tire now working on the  Whitewater Deep.  The force on the Galena Farm properties is to be increased tit once.  It is given out that work is to be resumed on the Mollie Gibson group on Kokanee creek. This magnificent property  is severely tied up in litigation, prevent-  the shipping  been  struck  Frisco near  ing general development and  of ore:  Ore in small stringers has  in the lower tunnel of the  New Denver.  The showing of ore on the Arlington at  present   is   described   as   a    magnificent  sight, there being an abundance of both  clean shipping and concentrating mineral.  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  li. C. Walters has bonded the Maud S.  group of six claims, situated in the Waterloo camp, for $-10,000. wilh $1,000 down  and the remainder to run till September I.  "Work has been resumed on the Spokane, in Hossland camp, and owned by  the Lillooet. Fraser Kiver 6c Cariboo Gold  Fields. I*]. R. Bennett is now managing  director, vice F. S. Barnard.  It is rumored that Jack Kirkup is to be  made gold commissioner of the Trail  Creek mining division.  T. C. Collins went out on Tuesday to do  assessment on the Free'1 Coinage group,  about Ah miles south of the city.  Finishing touches preparatory to  launching are being put on the hull of  the C.P.R. tug now building at Bogus-  town.  A special general meeting of the Slocan  Trading and Navigation Co. will be held  in this city on April 20 to consider the advisability of disposing of their assets. W.  Hunter, of Silverton, is acting secretary.  Work was commenced this week on the  Oddfellow's block, corner of Kootenay  aud Baker streets.  D. M. Crowley, of New Denver, has  opened up a stock of furniture in the premises formerly occupied by J. Peck 6c Co.  Sandon has now a Comique of its own,  an outfit from Kaslo having gone up to  run the show.  Thursday was bright and warm, with  sunshine, aud green was much in evidence,    ft was St. Patrick's day.  Railway rates have been further cut  this week, and one can now travel from  Vancouver to St. Paul for $10.  John Dean has been appointed justice  of the peace at Vmir.  J. F. Armstrong, of Fort Steele, has  been gazetted a deputy coroner for Kootenay.  The Canadian Pacific . Railway Company's traffic receipts for the week ending  March 7th were $15-1,000: for the same  week of last year they were $325,000. Cut  rates do not affect the profits of the Canadian disturber.  Rev. J. Woodsworth, of Brandon, Man.,  who is the general superintendent of missions for the Methodists, preached in the  local church on Sunday.  Subscriptions are being solicited by the  managers of the Presbyterian church,  looking towards improving the local edifice and building a manse.  Last night's concert in the Presbyterian  church, given by the Ladies' Aid society,  was a great success financially, the building being crowded to the doors. The programme was musical throughout. Rev.  Ll. Frew presided.  Mr. Justice Irving will preside at the  assizes on Monday. This will be the first  official visit of his lordship to the district.  J. Fred Hume, M.P.P., writing to friends  in the city, states that he does not expect  to see this session of the legislature closed  till along near June.  In Nelson, on Sunday last, to the wife  of G. A. Hunter, Mill street, a daughter.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  in McGregor's Hotel Made  Like a Slaughter Pen.  On Wednesday of last week a  row. fomented by whiskey, took  Hall's Siding thai'came w.^ll nig  a most disastrous ending. A*-' it.  trouble ended  in A. Oleson. of  to   Look  barroom  plil.-e .���u.-  Il   h*i vi iiy  wa-i. t In'  this ������irv.  being arrested on two charges of ������--������uir.  ���one against C' Cameron m'ikI  the. other  against A. McGregor.    Cameron, wlmisof  a most quarrelsome disposition, especially  when  charged   with  liquor, had early in  the day accused Oleson of interfering seriously  with  the peace of another man's  household at the Siding, and, getting his  skin pretty full of firewater, kept bothering   and    threatening   Oleson,    notwithstanding  the latter endeavorpfl  to keep  out of his way.   About six o'clock Cameron   met Oleson  in McGregor's  hotel and  jostled him at the bar.   The latter, in defence,   took   up a,  beer  glass and sn-uck  Cameron on the head, knocking him down  and then striking hini another blow with "  the  glass, making two  nasty blows nnd  causing a loss of two quarts of blood.  McGregor then interfered, and he a ml  Oleson had a set-to, the former getting  several solid blows over the head. Ole-ou  speedily left the. place, but did not e-onpe  scot free, as his face when he reached Nelson was badly swollen and cut. as if by  glass. Cameron had his wounds dressed  by a physician, who found him weak  from loss of blood. Several stitches Inn!  to be put in the cuts and a big bandage,  swathed the head.'  On Wednesday Oleson was brought up  before O. G. Dennis, government oflicer.  Numerous witnesses were called, and they  described the barroom after the trouble  as looking like a slaughter hon.-e. gore,  and broken glass being all over the floor.  Oleson was finally committed for trial on  both charges. Later in the day he came  up before Judge Forin, who enlarged the  case until Saturday to permit of the .  crown securing more witnesses. The  prisoner elected to come up before judge  Forin for speedy trial without jury. He  was allowed out on $1,500 bail, furnished  by himself, A. Campbell and J. Malone in  equal amounts. The trial is still in progress as we go to press.  WEEK'S    EXPORTS   TOTAL   $111,893.  The Smelters do not Figure, in' the Shipments  Reported.  No shipments are to be recorded from  the smelters of the district this week, the  mines having it all to themselves. The  total tonnage is 2,100, of which the Le Roi  shipped 1,520 tons. The united value was  $111,803.    Following are the figures.  ORK.  Im Roi mine. Ro.-sland   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Montezuma mine, Slocan   Queen lie** mine. Sloean   Idaho mine, Slocan   Payne mine. Slocan   Last Chance mine-. Slocnn   Rambler mine. Slocan   Rnth mine. Slocan   Aiitoine mine. Slocan   Total for the week   Total for .lanuary   Total for February   Total for March. ?o far   Total for IM7. via Revelstoke.  Total foi ISU7. port of N'elson.  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  1,031  ���ii  1!)  G��  ft'J  ���W  IK)  GO  107  2.m;  Slll.Si'3  u.aio  $I.1!'7,IS!I  8.1i7X  ���?!M!t.i:iS  ti.sy.-!  _i?.->.:mi  S7l!t,13*_  o.V-71  S7.C13.SI4  Wants the Conditions Modified.  II. J. Kvans wrote, under date of March  0, to the city council, in the matter of  granting him and his-" associates a gas  franchise, as follows : I have to thank  you for your willingness to grant me a  gas.)'' franchise. The terms, however,  which you impose, make ib impossible for  myself and associates to proceed in the  matter. Referring to the report of your  public works 'committee, dated 17th. February. I trust you will be able to make  the following modifications in your terms,  and grant hie the franchise accordingly :  Clause 1 to be expunged. Clause f to read  that the gas mains be laid <>n streets and  alleys and subject to the. approval of the  city engineer. Clause 5 to be expunged.  Clause S to read : that the city shall have  the' right to acquire b.v purchase the  whole of the land, buildings and plant  comprising the gas works, together with  all tlie rights ami privileges at any time  after the lapse.of six years during the  continuance of the charter, and in such  case the amount to In- paid by the city to  be determined by arbitration."  Bishop Durien's Notice to Catholic*;.  Till*: TlUiU'NK has been requested to  publish the annexed notice from Mi-hop  l.)urieh. whicli has been issued owing to  the recent visit to Nelson of a foreign  priest, whose relations with the Hev. L.  Poitras were the subject of comment in  one of the Nelson papers': ''I, the undersigned Homan Catholic Bishop of New  Westminster, hereby give notice to the  Catholics of my diocese in British Columbia that, hy a decree of Pope Leo XIII..  promulgated some years ago, it is forbidden to any priest, layman or nun to collect money in any diocese without having  previously obtained a written authorization from the bishop of that diocese.  Consequently, nothing should be given to  Catholic priests, laymen or nuns who disregard the ordinances of their church.  I also give notice that no authorization to  collect money in my diocese has been  either asked or given this winter.  l-.u'l. I'nriUK.v, O. M. I."  Working Full Force.  The l.e Hoi smelter at Northport is now  working both blasts, because of the large  quantities of ore being received from the  mine. An additional seventy men have  been added to the force, making 175 employed about the works. With both  blasts working, tlie plant can treat easily  100 tons of ore per day.  M>v3-  ���flft.'  mmmm&Fri  ,s.i*<qnW-,7-',7"  r���pt  c f .M  T*iP-  X>  T-���^  TF7T  ���'A,��. V n'C.  -,..w -��� ^-pr,^ if.^;:,^^T-*^-7-?.'v~rnr7:r?;V!-,jW'"  ".VAi'l"  ���*_J_-  ZTTT.  ���..lfi".  y^  ~wrrr o  THE  TJLllBUKE:    JNRLSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,  AIAKOH I'J,   L8H8.  x  PUBLrS-Ii-JRS' NOTICE.  TIIK TRIBUXK S-. iiiili:i>li.-t| on s���, :i;-,]ay.-, by Tut-:  TKli'-Nl-* I'ljliU-SlilNi; Com pan v, :.ti-1 iwil be mailed  io subscribers on paynn-i:! ot Two ! ini.t. in.s <i year.  No subseriplion taken for let-, thaii :. year.  REGULAR AlJVKi'Ti.sjOMiVXTS pnnu-.i at the following rate-: Ol:.- ini-h. *?'*.': n yu.ir: two inches,  SliO a year; three iin:!n- , M ,i ;, car: four inohi-s,  S!H! a year: live inr-lii"-. ,;[<\i a year: .-;>: int-hes anrl  over, at, the rate of Sl.ao an ine.li |ier i:iuml1i.  TRAXSII-NT -\!)VKi;Tl.SI-:MK.\T.S _0 eoiils a line for  lirst insertion nm! in odds a iiiiefor e.-ioh additional  insei'Udn.    liirtli.   marriage, and drill li  notices free.  LOOAL OR READING MATTKIi NOTICE'S 25 cents a  lino each insertion.  JOM HtlXTINO ai fair rale.*. All accounts for job  printiiiK anil advertising payable on the first of  every month; srilisuiiplion, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications lo  TIIK TRIMUXI*:, Xel.-ou. 11. C  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA HAL- & l-'OICIX-l'liysiciansand  3, 1 iiucl a. IfiKulow block, Xelson.  ���inr^eoiis.   Ituonis  Telephone 12.  DR.   J.   A.   ARMSTI-OXti-Uoverniiiont   Veterinary  Iti-pecior.   Treats <Ii-ca.se.-- of all (Itiiiic-lii- animals.  All stock inspected al. Nel-on.   Xelson, li. C.  DR. J. W. UUNLAX, DKXTIST-Oillce:  Mara Hlock.  Haker .Street, Xcl-on.  w.  J. IT. IIOI/MKS, C. K.--Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. 0. box S2; ICiislo. ��. C.  (  anadian Genera! Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50-miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and ..instalf'them.  British Columbia Branch Offices      "''fflK'-fcii'.^usos1'      Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  NELSON,  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.  Ordops by mail earefully filled and promptly forwarded.  A.  II.   irOLDICII-Annlylieiil Chemist and  Hall street, Xelson.  Assayer.  T C. GWI_,I_I.\1, B.A.Sc. it W. S. JOHNSON. H.A.Se.  ���J ���' ���Minim; Jiiiyinecrs and Analytical Chemists,  Sloean City. B. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  t  NKLSON LODGE, XO. 23, A. l'\ & A. _1. MiioU)  second Wednesday in each month. .Sojourning  brethren in'vit.p.d.  KX1RNTS OK PVTniAK���Xc-Nnn Loiljro, Xn. 2ft.  ICniglics of Pythias, meets in Ca-tle hall. IMaodon-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon sl reels, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All visiting knif-litx are  cordially invited to attend.  .loirx .1. AlAt.o.vi*. (J. C.  G'*OKOK 1'AllTJtmOK, IC. of It. &S.  ��Jt��  2UVC&+  SATURDAY MORNING -MARCH I!), 1SH8  Wrnr the transferring of the Columbia  & Western railway into tlie hands oC the  0. P. It., a complete'monopoly is given the  latter road over all traffic leading to and  from   tlie northern  part of .the district.  Apart from the  Kaslo _s Slocan narrow  gnage, D. C. Corbin is left the sole opponent of what has been  termed   Canada's  giant octopus.  In many ways the (J. .P. It.  is following and adopting'the methods of  the  Southern   Pacific  in  California,  and  making tho' people fool the might of its  'power.     Wherever   there   has   been   the  shade of expected  busines--. there it  has  endeavored to secure the monopoly.    In  West   Kootenay,   mineral    development  with its attendant business, came too fast  for the C. 1'. i.t. and ata time when it was  unprepared.    With   feverish   haste  it  is  now crying to make up for lost time, covering   up  its  movements  with   the excuse  that it is encouraging the mining industry.    _t speaks but little to the credit of  the Canadian road for it to play second  fiddle to D. C. Corbin, who long ago realized the richness of this district.    So also  is it in the Boundary Creek country, into  which Mr. Corbin will build  without assistance so soon  as  he gets his charter.  There,  too,  the C. P. It. are  unprepared  for   successful   rivalry  and all  kinds of  bin Its are being made to scare Mr. Corbin  and   the  government.    I). C. Corbin  sets  the pace and the C. P. It. follows.    West  Kootenay has opposed monopoly aud has  gained thereby, and it is her duty to encourage competition in Boundary.  Tiik provincial voters' list for South  lvootenay, as exposed to public ga/.e at  the court house here, shows a total of 021  persons entitled to vote tit the next election. Many names are placed in polling  sub-divisions where the parties have not  been residing for years, and, in various  other ways, the li.st is Jar from satisl'ac-  tory or complete. Thrice that number of  voters are eligible, but when election time  comes they will wonder why it is their  names are not registered. This is a fault  of their own and no one is to blame  but' themsejves. The government officials  are not going to run after them, and if  men do not value the privilege and liberty  given them sufficiently to get put on the  voter's list, then the funeral is their own  seeking. It is small wonder the government is diffident to granting favors to  lvootenay,,, when the official records  show so few bona (ide residents. Nelson  district alone can produce more than 021  eligible voters, to say nothing of Kaslo,  Ainsworth and Sloeau generally. The  time is short wherein to remedy this defect, and those who value their franchise  and desire a voice in the government of  their country, should look after their interests at once.  OUE,   STOCK   OIET  LONDON, ENGLAND  VICTORIA, B. C.  hoiesale Merchants  ippers  m porters  scotch; -whiskies  Dawson's PeHeclion    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  8. O. S. XXX Caol  I la  '   Hunlle/ Blend  CX_C_t_.Xvx_=___C3-_Xr__]S  C.  H.  Mumm & Co.     Moet &. Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  Is new and  fresh, and added to everv week  bv arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west and east.     We buy for Cash in Iarge  quantitics, and can giveour customers the benefit of good  buying-.     We  make   a   specialty of. Fresh   Fruits and  Vegetables,  and   everything-   in   these   lines   kepi  in   season.     We   also  carry   a   I a rye   line   of  recscery  Which    includes   a   full    line   ol    Stoneware,  Cooking- Vessels, Crocks, jug's, flowerpots, milk  A.\ii_iuoan journals derived much satisfaction from the report emanating  from  Xew  Vork, last week, that the Alaskan  boundary  dispute had  been  settled, the  British authorities conceding everything  to Uncle Sam. The statement was brought  to the attention of the Dominion authorities,   and, on  Friday  night, both  in  the  commons and in the senate, the government   gave   it   an  emphatic  denial,   but  stated.that they  were  pressing  the .Imperial authorities for a, speedy settlement.  The   American   contention   is   I'or  three  marine   leagues   from   the shores of  the  mainland,  following all arms of the sea  nnd  indentures  of  the coast,   while  the  Canadian argument is that of three marine  leagues from the ocean side of the islands.  There   is   a   marked   di(Terence  between  these rival contentions, anrl  it would be  greatly to tho advantage of the  United  States to have the boundary lixed according to their delimitation.  That particular  section of tlie western hemisphere is now  deemed  valuable  because of its  mineral  resources,  and  the  Imperial   authorities  are not likely to repeat a former mistake  of salmon notoriety and give way part of  the empire for nothing.    The highway to  the Klondyke lias become of national import, and will not be lightly imperilled by  her majesty's councillors.  The receipts of tho province for the  'lirst seven months of tiie present fiscal  year have a most healthy appearance, but  give a, one-sided satisfaction only, us no  expense account is attached. Jt i.s just as  well, perhaps, that the public should be  kept in ignorance, for they may rest in  fancied security yet a little while. Asa  conducible thereto, it might incidentally  be remarked that the expenditures commenced with an overdraft of about  $200,()(K.I.  LouM {'���!���:<nun-: Hamilton-, a leading  British diplomat, i-' credited with being  the successor to Lord Aberdeen, as governor-general of Canada. Me is at present  secretary of state in the Imperial cabinet.  With scarcely anything to do and a fat  salary I'or assisting him in his job, lord  George ought to hud the billet congenial.  Hon-, i). W. Higgins' resignation as  speaker of the house has weakened tlie  local government, as i.s evidenced by the  nasty remarks being passed upon him by  the organs. Mr. Higgins has virtually  gone inlo the ranks of the opposition,  anrl. as he had to be replaced by a government supporter in the chair, the loss to  the ministerial party is appreciated. The  ex-speaker resigned as a protest to Mr.  Turner's railway policy, which protest  will have more effect in the country than  Dr. Walkem's secession from the opposition. The latter received a sop from the  Dunsmuirs in being appointed medical  officer for their collieries, when the worthy  doctor's opposition soon changed. Mr.  Higgins is a man of strength and position  and well capable of making his talents  known in debate. It was a foolish move  for Mr. Turner to antagonize one who can  harm him so much and to win over a nonentity. Mr. Booth, who was appointed  speaker, has had much parliamentary experience and- should know his business.  He is to be congratulated.  Tiik   question   of  a   successor  to   the  late chief justice Davie is causing speculation and  feeling.    D. C. Fraser, M. V. and  "Joe" Martin are both  mentioned a.s aspirants for the position.    Outsiders, however,  are  not  wanted,  and, at a recent  meeting of the law society at  Victoria, it  ���was resolved to protest to the minister of  justice against the appointment of any  barrister who is uot a member of the bar  of British Columbia.    Were the appointment left to a B. C. man, the  margin  of  speculation  would be   considerably narrowed.    In that event sir Charles Hibbert  Tupper and   Hon.   Mr.   Peters,  or E. P.  Davis, Q. C, could  have a  Might at  the  ermine.    British Columbia has some peculiar laws and more are being tidded to the  statutes this session, and no outside aspirant, however eminent a jurist he might  be.   could   hope  to  cope   with   provincial  teehicalities as could a  local, man.    J tis  safe to wager that no government member  would take the position, as it would interfere with his company-promo ting sell ernes.  M i:. McInnks, member for Nanaimo in  the dominion house, has introduced a bill  providing for a more generous distribution  of the public funds, whereby British Columbia may secure increased recognition  in return for her generous contributions.  Should the worthy member's bill carry,  Xelson would have no objection to a new  postofiice and customs building. Better  quarters for inland revenue and a drill  hall for the proposed Rocky Mountain  Bides would not come amiss either, to say  nothing of a few extra dollars spent in  keeping the mail service within a decade  of modern times.  and cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,   plain   white  and  fancy decorated.     Flcgant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest  importations  and patterns  of  fine  Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and 'flower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock-   in fact,  everything- in the line of Oueensware, Crocker}-and,Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  _3______:e___-  sa:_--:__:__a:,  _st__jxjso_-T  AN   EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Spring is here and the house requires renovating. Your wal!s wduld look better if  nicely tinted. Nothing like alabastine.  We keep all colors.  If your house is in need of paint Sherwin,  Williams and Acme Paints are always  good.    We have a nice assortment.  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save you a lot of work if covered with  a coat of Granite Floor Paint. Good  colors,.hard and durable.  T  We are daily opening" our new Spring Goods and will be pleased  to have everybody come and have a look at our stock. Latest  designs in Silk and "Wool Dress Patterns.  Dress Goods from 12 1-2 cents up  Beautiful Designs in  Summer Suiting's 12 1-2  cents  A large Stock of New Tints, Dress Ginghams and Muslins  New Spring Clothing, Hats, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes  Prices to Suit  the Times  ancouver   na  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and  Baker Street,  Nelson.  e   Co.  HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  $S to  $so5ooo  On improved or unimproved real estate  FOR SALE OR RENT���A well established restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying- business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing* of same.  O.     -A-     _Vv7"-__-'__,__]_E?._VC___-J_T     &     CO.  LONDON! AND BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS, Ltd.  HEAD; OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating   to   British   Columbia   business  to be addressed   to  P. O.  Drawer  505, Nelson, British Columbia  J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General  Manager/   M c i   o^M      D    r\  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer I    INtlLOL-MN,    D. O.  has placed its business upon a cash basis. By this  system patrons secure full values in merchandise and  arc not called upon to make up any losses for the  bad debts of others.  Direct from  New  York   io cases of  the most complete and  fashionable   stock   of   Ladies' and   Genth men's   footwear   in  inspect our stock and compare it with  and   see  how   easily   vou   can   start a  Kootenay. Call and  that of other st6res  small  bank account.  j\IELS0N SHOE STORE  W. GRAHAM 8c 00.  The cheapest place to buy goods is at the store of...  '?  anager  ?  33SO-1  T.Kmsi! Cou/.mhia Ls oncengiiin pressing  her chums upon tlie dominion authoritie.s  for cabinet representation. Slie i.s entitled  to it, and vim produce ample and .specific  arguments why she should have a representative. One was granted under the  late conservative regime, but was hardly  in before the "time for a change" came.  Would-be senator .McLagan. as  minister  without portfolio, should malce a  happy  choice y  A.s the interests of this section  of  the  province now  lie,   there  is  no apparent  reason why  the customs  offices  in   East  Kootenay and Boundary Creek should not  make their returns to Nelson rather than  to New Westminster, as at present. After  April   1st Kaslo and  Hossland  will   have  separate  districts,   but  for all   practical  utility the public could be a.s conveniently  served were the situation let"t the same as  now.    The only difference will be that the  oflicers will have more work to do.    Na-.  kusp,   by some   curious   freak,   is  to be  changed to the Kaslo district. This ought  not to be; aud Revelstoke should send returns here also.    Nelson is the hub of the  camp, and the board of trade should see  that no spokes are removed from it.  l-l-ni.STUii'.-Tlo.v is a,prominent word  these days, and West Kootenay is to experience its ell'ect at the hands of the provincial government. Promises of a most  empty nature have been given, and are  being given, with surprising alacrity by  Mr. Turner that this district, shall have,!  full recognition. The promises fire made  too readily for natch reliance to be  placed in them. Respective delegations  are hugging the belief that five members  will be granted, but, as was mentioned in  these columns some time ago. the govern  ment will venture three only, the extra  representative being given as a quietus to  Rossland. More would increase premier  Turner's minority at the approaching  elections.  Tin-: public accounts committee state  that the new parliament buildings have  cost $S57,'l5i).00 to.Jauuary -1st, a, quarter  of a million more than the first estimate.  This does not end the expenditure, as  there are many finishing touches yet to be  applied. They may be, and are of course,  deemed an asset, but under the auctioneer's  hammer would they realize what has  been expended on them? Half that  amount given to Kootenay in the way of  roads and trails would return the province sufficient income from increased  mineral development to leave a happy  surplus each year instead of the repeated  deficits.  AM)  DICAI.KUS IN'  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.    Baker Street, Nelson.  FOOT OK IIAlili STUKKT. XHI,SON.  T.  W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  SLOGAN  TRADING   &  I.I.MITI.'li  NAVIGATION  i.iAnii.rrv.  COMPANY  Nolii'u is heri'liy jjfivtiii Iiml ;i .-qiwin! .U-iiuivil nnuMiiiK  of tin-SIoimii TriHlinic &* N'tiviKiitidii Conipany. hhniliAl  Uahilit.y, will l>_ held ul. (lit.- ofllue of tin.' said i.-oiiijmny ill  the town of X-ls'Hi. in lIn? iii'oviiicc of lii'ilish Columbia,  on TiiOJiliij*. Uio-illtli <l:iy of April, A. I). IMS, nl, I oVInck  in the iiflcnioon. for Iho purpose of ronsiduriiif,', nnd if  ilt;('iii-(l mlvi.siilili:. of p;i.-.sin.n' u ri.soliil.itm Miilliori/.ini?  tli_ (lisposiil of Iho whole or any portion of Iho fissi-is and  import.)* of lhe-oiiipiiiiy. and l,o Iraii-iict. sucli olhor  msiiioss as limy ho lawfnllv limn^tib heforc the said  mcfliiiK. \VIU_!.__1  lltiXTKIi, .Acting sccrolnrv  Dated al Nelson, 11. C. Alnrcli llth ISilS.       [Muroli Lsili  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  ..   Headquarters for miners and  mining  men  from  KOOTENAY  MAHONEY & TAYLOR, Proprietors  VICTORIA,  B. C.  "J" he  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kasio, B. C.  / >;8  1,1-.,������<._  ���t<4  ifeiJ  �����V3  Ivvitii scarcely anything to do and a tat    \V011Id-be senator .McLagan. as  minister    are hugging the Pellet that live members    j���.���|l0l.,,y (,r tjie comply, and 1.0 tmn-a..t. smh, oihor   ���b-.-.Kj  salary  for assisting him in hi.s job, lord    without portfolio, should malce a happy    will be granted, but, as was mentioned in    |;��c~ '-����� 'IV-'f.Ji'iAaiv 1 I'iIntt-IVr_u-��h.'.r"^-."'!V..���v:i*1'   Yard and office foot of Henclryx Street, i Everything in the building line on hand 'feSa  Ueorge ought to find the billet congenial,    choice i- these columns some time ago. the govern- |    Dated ai Nelson, n. c. Aiareii nth isiis.     iiwnrcii isiii j Nelson.    John Bell Agent. ' or made at short notice *Wm m
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One sunny afternoon in the autumn of
- the year 1S0I, a soldier lay in a chimp of
laurel by the side of a road in Western
Virginia. He lay at full length, upon his
stomach, his feet resting npon the toes,
hi.s head upon the left forearm. Mis extended right hand loosely grasped his rifle. But for the somewhat methodical
disposition of his limbs and a slight rhythmic, movement of the cartridge box at thq
back of his belt, he might have been
thought to be dead. He was asleep at
his post of duty.' But if detected he
would be dead shortly afterward, that
being the just and legal penalty of his
The dump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the augle of a road which,
after ascending, southward, a steep ac-
■ clivity to that point, turned sharply to
the west, running along the summit I'or
perhaps one hundred yards.- There' it
turned southward again and went zigzagging downward through the forest. At
the salient of that second angle was a
large flat rock, jutting out from the ridge
to the northward, overlooking the deep
valley from which the road ascended.
The rock capped a high dill': a .stone
dropped from irs outer edge would have
fallen sheer downward one thousand feet
to the tops of the pines. The angle where
the soldier lay was on another spur of the
. same cliff. Had he been awake he would
have commanded a view, not only of the
.short arm of the road and the jutting
rock, but of the entire profile, ot the cliff
below it. 'It-might well have, made him
giddy to look.
The country was wooded everywhere
except tn the bottom of the valley io the
northward, where there was a small natural '-meadow, through which flowed a
stream scarcely visible from the valley's
rim, This open ground looked hardly
larger than .an ordinary', donryaid, but
was really several acres in extent. Its
green was more vivid than that of the inclosing forest. Away beyond-it rose a
line of giant cliffs similar to those upon
which we are supposed to stand in our
survey of the savage scene, and through
which the road had somehow made its
climb to the summit. The configuration
of the valley, indeed, was such that from
our poiut of observation it seemed entirely shut in, and one could not but have
wondered how the road which found a
way out of it had found a way into it,
and whence came and whither went the
waters of the stream that parted the meadow two thousand feet below.
No country is so Avild aud difficult but
men will make it a theater of war; concealed in the forest at the bottom of that
military rat trap, in which half a hundred
men in possession of the exits might have
starved au'artny to submission, lay five
regiments of Inderal infantry. They had
marched all the previous day and night
and were restiug. At nightfall they
< would take to the road again, climb to I
the place where their uufaithful sentinel j
now slept, and, descending the other slope
of the ridge, fall upon a camp of the enemy at about midnight. Their hope was
to surprise it, for the road led to the rear
of it. In case of failure their position
would be perilous iu the extreme: and
fail they surely would should accident or
vigilance apprise the enemy of the movement. .
The sleeping sentinel in the clump of
laurel was a young Virginian named Carter Druse. He was the son of wealthy
parents, an only child, aud had known
such ease and cultivation and high living
as wealth and taste were able to command iu the mouutain country of Western Virginia. His home was but a few
miles from where he now lay. One morning he had risen from the breakfast table
and sail, quietly but gravely : "Father, a
Union regiment has arrived at Grafton.
1 am going to join it."
The father lifted his leonine head,
looked at the son a moment in silence, and
replied : "'Go, Carter, and, whatever may
occur, do what you conceive to be your
duty. Virginia, to which you are a traitor, must get on without you. Should we
both live to the end of the war, we will
speak further of the matter. Your mother, as the physician has informed you,
is in a most critical condition : at the best
she cannot be with us longer than a few
weeks, but that time is precious. It
would be better not to disturb her."
So Carter Druse, bowing reverently to
his father, who returned the Salute with
a stately courtesy which masked a. breaking heart, left tiie home of his childhood
to go soldiering. By conscience and courage, by deeds of devotion and daring, he
soon commended himself to his fellows
and his officers: and it was to these ci utilities and to some knowledge of the country
that he owed his selection for his present
.,           t   . i Provinciii. __..,_..., ,
perilous   dut_    _._   -.__-_ _-       .tpost.
Nevertheless, fatigue had been stronger
than resolution, and he had fallen asleep.
What good or bad angel came in a dream
to rouse him-from-his state of crime who
shall say? Without a movement, without a sound, in the profound silence and
the languor of the late afternoon, some
invisible messenger of fate touched with
unsealing finger the eyes of his consciousness—whispered into the ear of his spirit
the mysterious awakening word which no
human lips have ever spoken, no human
memory ever has recalled, fie cpiietly
raised his forehead from his arm and
looked between the masking'stems of the
laurels, instinctively closing his right
hand about the stock of his rifle. -
His first feeling was a keen artistic delight. On a colossal pede^taL the cliff,
motionless at the extreme edge of the capping rock, and sharply outlined against
the sky, was an equestrian statue of impressive digniiy. The figure of the man
sat the figure of thi-> horse, straight and
soldierly, but with the ivpo-e of a Grecian
god carved iir the marble which limits the
suggestion of activity. The gray costume
hariuohiz.'-d with its aerial background ;
the metal of accouterrnent and caparison
was softened and subdued by the shadow ;
the animal's skin had no points of high
light. A carbine, strikingly foreshortened, lay across the pon.mel of the saddle,
kept in place by the right hand grasping
it at the "grip": the left hand, holding
the bridle rein, was invisible. In silhouette against the sky, the profile of the
horse was cut with the sharpness of a
cameo : it looked across the heights of air
to the confronting cliffs beyond. The
face of the rider, turned slightly to the
left: showed only an outline of temple
and beard ; he was looking downward to
the bottom of the valley.' Magnified by
its lift against the sky and by the soldier's testifying sense of the formidable-
ness of a near enemy, the group appeared
of heroic, almost colossal si/.e.
For au instant Druse had a strange,
half-defined feeling that he had slept to
the end of the war and was looking upon
a noble work of art reared upon that commanding eminence to commemorate the
deeds of an heroic past of which he had
been an inglorious part. The feeling was
dispelled' by a slight movement of the
group: the horse, without moving its
feet, had drawn its body slightly backward from the verge; the man remained
immobile as. before. Broad awake and
keenly alive to the significance of the
situation, Druse how brought the butt of
his rifle against his cheek by cautiously
pushing the barrel forward through the
bushes, cocked the, piece, and, glancing
through the sights, covered a vital spot
of the horseman's breast. A touch upon
the trigger and all would have been well
with Carter Druse. At that instant the
horseman turned his head and looked in
the direction of his concealed foeman—
seemed to look into his very face, into his
eyes, into his brave compassionate heart.
Is it, then, so terrible to kill an enemy
in war—an enemy who has surprised a
secret vital to the safety of one's self and
comrades'- an enemy more formidable for
his knowledge than all his army for its
numbers? Carter Druse grew deathly
pale: he shook in every limb, turned
faint, and saw the statuesque group before him as black figures, rising, falling,
moving unsteadily in arcs of circles in a
fiery sky. His hand foil away from his
weapon, his head slowly dropped until
his face rested on the leaves in which he
lay. This courageous gentleman and hardy soldier was near swooning from intensity of emotion.
It was not for long ; in another moment
his face was raised from earth, his hands
resumed their places oil the rifle, his forefinger sought the trigger; mind, heart
and eyes were clear, conscience and reason sound. He could not hope to capture
that enemy;. to alarm him would but
send him dashing to his camp with his fatal news. The duty of the soldier was
plain: the man must be shot dead from
ambush—without warning, withouta moment's spiritual preparation, with never
so much as an unspoken prayer, he must
be sent to his. account. But no—there is
a hope; he may have discovered nothing
—perhaps he is but admiring the sublimity of the landscape. If permitted, he
may turn and ride carelessly away in the
direction whence he came. Surely it will
be possible to judge at the instant of his
withdrawing whether he knows. It may
well be that his fixity of atteutiou—Druse
turned his head and looked below,
through the deeps of air downward, as
from the surface to the bottom of a translucent sea. He saw creeping across the
green meadow a sinuous line of figures of
men and horses—some foolish commander
was permitting the soldiers of his escort
to water their beasts in the open, in plain
view from a hundred summits !
Druse withdrew his eyes from the valley and fixed them again upon the group
of man and horse in the sky, and again it
was through the sights of his rifle. But
this time his aim was at the horse. In his
memory, as if they were a divine mandate, rang the words of his father at their
parting : " Whatever may occur, do what
you conceive to be your duty." He was
calm now. His teeth were firmly but not
rigidly closed ; his nerves were as tranquil
as a sleeping babe's���not a tremor affected
any muscle of his body: hi.s breathiug,
until suspended in the act of taking aim,
was regular and slow. Duty had conquered; the spirit had said to the body:
man on  horseback riding down  into the
valley through the air.
Straight upright sat the rider, in military fashion, with a firm seat in the saddle, a strong clutch upon the rein to hold
his charger from too impetuous a plunge.
From hi-- bare head his long hair streamed
upward, waving: like'a plume. Hi-- right
hand was concealed in the cloud of the
horse's lifted mane. The animal's body-
was'as level as if every hoof stroke encountered the resistant earth. Its motions were those of a, wiid gallop, but
even as the officer looked they ceased,
with all the legs thrown sharply forward
as in the act of alighting from a leap.
'But this was a flight!
Filled with amazement and terror by
this apparition of a horseman in lhe sky
—half believing himself .he chosen scribe
of some new Apocalypse, the officer was
overcome by the intensity of his emotions ; his legs failed him and he fell. Almost at the some instant he, heard a
crashing sound in the trees—a sound that
died without an echo, and all was still.
The officer rose to hi.s feet, trembling.
The familiar sensation of an abraded shin
recalled his dazed fact 11 tie--. Pulling himself together, he ran rapidly obliquely
away from the cliff to a point a half-mile
fro in its foot; thereabout he expected to
find his man ; and thereabout; he naturally failed. In the fleeting instant of his
vision hi.s imagination had been so
wrought upon by the.apparent grace-and
ease aud intention of'the marvelous performance that it did notoccur to him that
the line of march of aerial cavalry is directly downward,' and that he could find
the objects of his search at the very foot
of the cliff. A half hour later he returned
to camp.
This officer was a wise man : he knew
better than to tell an incredible truth.
He said nothing of what he had seen. But
when the commander asked him if in his
scout he had learned anything of advantage to the expedition, he answered :
"Yes,- sir: there is no road leading
down into this valley from the south-"
The commander, knowing better, only
After firing  his   shot,   private   Carter
Druse reloaded his rifle nnd resumed his
watch.    Ten minutes had hardly passed
when a Federal sergeant crept cautiously
to him on hands and'knees.- Druse neither turned his head nor looked at him. but
lay without motion or sign of recognition.
"Did   you   fire?"   the  sergeant   whispered.
" Yes."
"At what?"
"A horse. It was standing on yonder
rock—pretty far out. ' You see it is- no
longer there,    ft went over the cliff."
The man's face was white, but he
showed no other sign of emotion. Having
answered, he turned away his face and
said uo more. The sergeant did not understand.
" See here, Druse," he said, after a moment's silence, " it's no use making a mystery. 1 order you to report. Was there
anybody on the horse?"
'- "Yes." 	
"My father."
The sergeant rose to his feet and walked
away.    " Good God ! " he said.
the international boundary line, and run
his center liue northward.    As a matter
of common sense, a post thus planted in a
foreign country could not be a boundary
post   within   the  meaning of any of the
mineral acts: and in my opinion it.would.
for that.reason, be a nullity. . Moreover,
the requirements of section-I f»f the mineral amendment act of  IHtM. to the effect
that the 'Provincial governmentsurveyor
shall,'  when  surveying a  mineral  claim
preparatory to the issue of a crown grant.
' be guided entirely by posts Nos. 1 and 2,
and the notice on No. J—tho initial post—-
and  the records of the claim ' could not.
with  respect to the initial post in question,  be carried out without that officer
committing a/palpable and mosr, improper
act of  trespass on  foreign soil.    Such a
survey could not be permitted by the pro-
vincial'government.    The whole locution
of the  'Sheep Creek  Star' is under iIik
mineral  acts  up to  and inclusive nf the
act of 1S!)I invalid for want of an  initial
post.    It  was agreed  that the pla,intifi"s
title  was defective  owing to one of his
posts  being on the 'Good Enough' location; but that location was not shown to
be a valid one.   The plaintiff is entitled
as  between  him  and   the defendant,   to
possession of the ground in dispute, and
to a declaration to that effect, and also to
the effect that the location and  record of
the ' Sheep Creek Star' made in August,
ISO-., by the defendant are invalid.    The
plaintiff is entitled  to the costs of these
B"_T-:i_1___-W"  3STO.   24,
Eastern Countries Made Enormous Purchases
During January.
The movement of silver from London to
the East, as shown in the British Board
of Trade returns, was very much larger
in January than in the corresponding
month last year. The comparative figures
ot'shipments for two years are given below:
British Knst Indies
.   w.ooo
.     40,000
Totals CoKl.lOD       er.'iS.'li'
Thetotalincrea.se this year was=C19_,f565.
or 80;S per cent over 1897, and -£425,007, or
.1.35.9 per cent over 1S90. The increase of
shipments to the East Indies was very
marked, and the demand for China seems
suddenly to have been renewed, after a
long period of light shipments. It must
be remembered also that China continues
to take nearly all the Australian production of silver, hardly any of it now going
to Loudon. United States shipments of
silver to China in January from San
Francisco amounted to ,.f>7S0,771 in  value'.
Asomewhat unusual movement of silver
has recently been reported in the shipment of a considerable amount to Mexico
to be coined into dollars. Mexican dollars
for export to the East have been rather
scarce mid in demand of late: but the
premium on them seems hardly sufficient
to warrant the expense.of such a transaction. It would not be done, however, unless there was some profit in it.
Peace, be still."   He fired.
At that moment an officer of the Federal force, who, iii a spirit of adventure or
in quest of knowledge, had left the hidden
bivouac in the valley, and, with aimless
feet, had made his way to the lower edge
of a small open space near the foot of the
cliff, was considering what he had to gain
by pushing his exploration further. At a
distance of a quarter mile before him. but
apparently at a stone's throw, rose from
its fringe of pines the gigantic face of
rock, towering to so great a height above
him that it made him giddy to look up to
where its edge cut a sharp, rugged line
against the sky. At some distance away
to his right it presented a clean, vertical
profile against a background of blue sky
to a point half of the way down, and of
distant hills hardly less blue thence to the
tops of the trees at its base. Lifting his
eyes to the d'v/.'/.y altitude of its summit,
tlie  oflicer saw  an  astonishing   sight—a
Justice  Walkem   Delivers  Judgment   in
Sheep Creek Star Case.
A rather interesting case has just been
decided by Mr. Justice Walkem at Victoria. Some years ago a prospector
named Madden in the Kootenay lost his
bearings and staked a.claim on the boundary, some of the stakes being in British
Columbia and the others on American
soil. Unfortunately for him the initial
stake was on the other side of the international boundary, and consequently Mr.
Justice Walkem has decided that the location was invalid. The case was that of
Conuell vs. Madden, and the judgment,
delivered, is as follows :
"The plaintiff located and recorded a
miueral claim in the Kootenay district, as
"Boundary No. 2," in June, IS95. Prior to
this, namely, in August, ISO I, a. considerable portion of the same ground had been
recorded as being part of the "Sheep
Creek Star" mineral claim. The defendant having given notice of hi.s intention
to apply for a certificate of improvements, the plaintiff has brought these adverse proceedings in order to oppose its
issue and also test hi.s right to the ground
in dispute. The evidence at the trial
showed that the defendant had planted
his No. 1 or initial post 2N7 feet south of
Moneys Collected by the Province Show Con:-
siderable Increase.
On Wednesday the public accounts committee handed to the legislature its second
report, giving a detailed statement of the
receipts of the province from July 1st,
1S97, to January A 1st, l'898. hi it will be
noticed that the three chief items of mining total the respectable figure of $151,-
131.44. Most of this was contributed by
West Kootenay. No account of expenditures is given, but in their previous report
the committee showed up an overdraft of
close to $200,000—an evidence that the expenses are keeping up to past records. A
detailed statement of the cost of the new
parliament buildings is presented, totaling $857,455.09 to January 31st. The receipts were:
Dominion of Canada:
Paymont. of interest	
Su bsidy	
('rant [tor capita	
For lands	
Land sales	
Land revenue	
Timber royalty and licenses	
Hents (exel usive of lands)	
Su I'vey fees	
Timber lease.-.	
Free miners' certillcates	
Alining receipts, genera]	
Marriage licenses	
Heal pioperty tax	
Personal property tax	
Wild land tax      .*	
.1 (even lie tax	
Mineral tax	
Ilegisiccd tax (all denominations)   	
Hovenuc service refunds	
Fines, forfeiture's, and .small debts court fees..
Law stamp-*   	
Probate fees ,.■	
Hegisl ny flies	
Bureau of mines	
Asylum I'or the insane	
Provincial Home	
Printing oflice receipts	
Sale of government; property	
Reimbursements in aid	
Inl crest	
Interest ou in vestment of sinking funds   	
\ct.. IS8I, (Dominion gov-
Chinese  Kestrielion
eminent refunds)	
Succession duty	
Miscellaneous receipts ..
Commission on tax -ales
'fax -ale deeds	
Withdrawal from sinking fund	
Amount collected by agents in January, notyet
.placed'under difl_reiil heads of revenue	
s •_'J,15t.05
35.000 00
79.53S -10
1011.000 00
(iS.0-10 95
l.!)5U 85
ai.SOS 05
19 00
552 75
12.050 51
-111.511 00
S7.081 :«
1.955 00
S.U1 54
t, 115 28
■l,!l<2 07
151  13
13,nOG 00
MI 70
0,2<;0 So
5,127 95
1,283 5fi
20,085 -14
105 50
2.250 27
•1.5 52
11.3.31) 75
157 35
1.0S2 37
507 45
9,093 30
29.900 00
S37 20
2.5IS 42
87 79
10 00
:-(iS5,57(i OS
3S.S00 00
Ii8,25-I 73
Receipts at January 31st. 1S9S..
.8792.030 Sl
H. T. Bragdon, J. H. MiIIward, and C.
W. Aylwin have been elected fire wardens for New Denver.
Owing to increase of pupils, New Denver is petitioning to have its schoolmaster's salary raised to $05 per month.
Quite a number of men have left New
Denver for Peace river.
Messrs. Grimmett, Harris, Hunter,
Christie and mayor Atherton, of Sandon,
are in Victoria requesting government
patronage for that city.
The electric light plant at New Denver
is now being run by J.\ Angrignon.
Wharton's sawmill, on Mill creek, opposite New   Denver,  is   being   fitted   witli
modern machinery, giving it a daily capacity of 20,000 feet.
Rev. D. Richards, of'St.- Paul, .Minn.,
has taken charge of the Anglican church
at Kaslo.
The new tug Vixen, built by the Kootenay Contracting and Machinery Co.. at
Kaslo, has been successfully launched.
J. A. Stone, of Kevelstoke. is erecting a
three-storey hotel over his old one.
Rev. Messrs. V'ates, of New Denver, and
Turner, of Golden, have been raised to
full priesthood in Anglican orders, the
ceremony taking place at Kevelstoke,
Sunday, before bishop Dart. v
Kootenay's Militia Battalion.
Dr. Borden, minister of militia, stated
last week that he had been in communication with people in the interior of the
province respecting the formation of a
battalion ol infantry to be known as the
Rocky Mouutain Rifles, in which companies would be established, one each at Kevelstoke, Rossland, Nelson, Fort Steele
nnd other places. "The suggestion was
made by Mr. Rostock that at Fort Steele,
where considerable ranching was carried
on, a company of mounted infantry might
be formed of recruits owning and maintaining their own horses. The minister
was much interested and greatly favored
the idea. A definite movement iu the
matter will be made shortly.
CITY    OF    fJEtSOfJ    MUNICIPAL    RATE,    1898.
Whereas it is nei-e.—"nry and expedient that a by-iaw tie
'passed for levying n rale on ull the land on the assessment roll of the Corporation'of the City of N'elson, to
provide for the general and oidiuary cxpcniu.s of lhe
said corporal ion during the current year.  ,
Therefore the municipal council of the .Corporation of
the Oily of Xelson enacts as follow*:
1. There i.s hereby settled, imposed and levied and
there shall be mined and collected upon all tin: land.s
mentioned and described in the assessment roll of the
wiid City ot NpKoii for I ho year an e<pial rale or lax of
i-ix mills on llie dollar upon tlie full as.-essed value of the
said lands as appears on said assessment roll.
2. Tlie improvements upon .-aid lands shall be exempt
from taxation during the current yi-nr except by .special
3. Tbi' said rale- or tnv:cK sliall become due and payable by the per-ou or person* liable to pay the same, lo
the en leclur of the said city of XeNon ai his oflice in the
said city on and after the lirst day of .Mav. 18118.
I. A rebate nf one-sixth shall Oe allowed on all taxes
hereby imposed, which shall he paid on or before the 3lst
day ol August, IS98.   '
5. If llie rales or luxes hereby impo-ed or any part
thereof slmll not be paid on or before iho 31st day of December. 1898, the same may lie collected in the manner
provided b.v tlie *'.Municipal Clan.scs Aol. ISdli" and
amend incuts thereto.
0. This by-law mav he cited as the "Citv of Nelson
Halo l)y-Luw No.,23, 1S!IS."
Kcad first time Monday. .Mnroh 71 h, 189S.
Head second lime Mondav, .March 7th. 1898.
Heart third lime Holiday. March 7th. 1S98.
Hecunsidered and finally passed and adopted this.I Ith
dav of March. 1898.
Iskai.] JOHN HOUSTON, Mayor.
J. K. bTK.u'iiA.v. Oily Clerk.
Spokano Falls & Norton.
Nolson & Fort Sli-p'panj,
Red'Mountain \U\\vr&
Tf]e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson ar-d Rossland, and •'
Spokane atjd Rosslan,d.
The above is.a true copy of a by-law passed on tlie
14th day of March, 181)8. by tho ,. municipal council
of tho City of Nelson, and all persons are hereby required io 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 the British Columbia
Gazette, or he will be too late to be heard in that behalf.
.1. K. STKACHAN, City Clerk.
B-_r-__-___-W"   --TO.   25-
Whereas it- is necessary and expedient, to provide a sink-
inK fund for tho payment of the city debentures and
tho interest thereon:
Therefore the municipal council of the Corporation of
the City of Nelson enacts* as follows:
1. There; is Iicreb3_ settled, 'imposed and levied, and
there shall be raised and collected, in addition to all
other taxes, upon ail.the lands and improvements mentioned and described in tho assessment roll of the said
City of Nelson for the year IS9S, a special, equal rate or tax
of 2 mil Is on the dollar on the assessed value thereof to provide a sin king fund and ii special,' equal rate of 3 in ills on
the doll ir lo provide for interest on the City of Nelson
municipal debentures to the amount of S50,00ti issued in
pursuance of lly-law No. 1.
2. The said rates or taxes shall become due and payable
on the first day of May, 1S98. to the collector of the said
City of Nelson at hi.s oflice in tho said city, after which
date the same may be collected in the manner provided
by the "Municipal Clauses Act,'189(5," and amendments
thereto. .
'3. This by-law may be cited as the "Citv of Nelson
Special Hate By-law. No. 21. 1898."
Head first lime Monday, March 7th. 1S9S.
Head.second lime Monday, March 7th, 1S98.
Head third time Monday, Mureh 7th, 1S9S.
Heeonsidered and llnally passed and adopted the llth
day of March. 1S9S. JOHN HOUSTON. Mayor.
J. IC. S'I'k.muian, City Clerk. |ke.i„|
The above is a true copyof a by-law. passed on tlie llth
day of March, 1S93, by the municipal council of the City
of Nelson, and all persons are hereby required to take
notice that anyone desirous of applying to have said bylaw, 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 the British Columbia Gazette, or lie will
be loo late to be heard in that behalf.
J. IC. SntAC'HAN, City Clerk.
Will purchase the east half of
Lot 9, Block 1, and improvements. The ground is 25x120
feet, and is improved py building's that rent for $75.00 a
month. For further particulars apply to
Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing
aqd custom worl<, from outside points
SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. flelson.
Ii you
any birds you'
to have
A ii lied.
ami  d
ccr   beads   or antler
s   lo
or  any
work i
in the taxidern
line sec
,   WOHK
T   AT   W.  K.
TY.EU   \* CO.'S
isr:__:__. so _>r
MAI.ONK & THKOlbLL/S, Proprietors.
Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and
is tho headquarters   or prospectors and miners.
Notice is hereby j-iven that the lirst siltin« of tliecoiirt
of revision appointed by the council of Iho Cily of Nelson,
for hearing all complaints tn-ainsl the ns^r.-.-menl for
tin1 i-iirreht. year, as made Iiy the assessor of lhe said
city, will ho held iu the council chamber, Nel-on. on
Moiidnv, the 1 St li dav of April, IMW. at III o'clock a. m.
'.I.  Iv. STI.'ACIIAX. Citv Clerk.
NeNon. II. C. Miin-h "lb. IMK I.Mmrli t.lh|
.!):2(< ii.in..
lt:l'i a. m
'. NJ.LSO.V   	
...-:&> p.m.
. ._:.5o p. m,
.,.(i:lil p.in.
Puhkciikci-for [Collie Hi ver and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with srat-e daily.
Xolieeis horebj ffiven Hint npplieniioii will In: made
lo the le«i,shitive as.-i'inbly of Iho proviinre of Hnl i-h Columbia, at its next pe-ion. for an aet io iiieorpoi'ale a
company io build, cim met. equip, maintiiiu nml operate
a line or lines of railway of .-i^ndam ur narrow jruaue.■
for the purpose of can'iiijf fro gbl aud pan-en-'i'r.s from
ii point on lhe north shore of the ,i\"est, Ann of Kootenay
lake al or near the Cily of Xelson.'i.lienee along the -iiiil
arm to Six-mile creek: thence following Six-mile creek
to ii point at or nearthc divide between J.euiou and
Springer crocks, in Hie district of West Kootenay and ,
province aforesaid.. wilh power to equip, construct,'
operate and maintain branch lines to any initio or mines
or oilier points whatever within a radius of thirty miles
from uny pointnloiijj the line of said railwayor terminus
thereof: and all necessary bridge?, roadways and ferries,
and to build, own and muint'iin wharves, steamboats,
and docks in connection therewith: and with power of
usinjj iu the operation of wiirl railway or any of it:-,
branches, -tcniii, electricity or other nioiivu power: with
the power to build, equip, uiaintnin and operate telegraph
and telephone lilies iu connect ion wi: h the said railway
and branches: and I'or the transmission of messages for the
public and commercial purposes: and to generate electricity for tlie supply of light, heatand powcr:anil with iiowcr
to expropriate lands for the purooses of the company, and
lo acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, donations, l.,-in_ or
otheraids from any government, municipal corporations,,
or other person or person.-, or bodies, and to levy and collect tolls from any persons using and on all freight of any
description or kind soever, passing over any of Mich
roads, railways, ferries, steamboats and wharves built by
the company: and with power to lease, make traffic or
other arrangements with railway, si.nmboat, or other
companies and for all other usual and necessary or incidental powers, rights and privileges in any way conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of
them.      ■.lOIIN/J-Iil-IUT. Solicitor for the A pplicnni.«.
Dated at Nelson,  Hritish Columbia, (his 29lh clay or
December, A. D. ISO". ,. : ' [January 1st]
Province of liritish  Columbia', Nelson, West'lvootenay.
I5y virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of tho
Supreme Court of British Columbia at Ihe suit of tho
North K_rk Mining Company. Limited, plaintiff's, the
Maud S. and Hen Hassan Mining Company, Limited, defendants, and to me directed against the goods and chattels of the plaintill'-. the North Fork Mining Company.
Limited. I have seized and taken in execution all the
right, title and interest of said plaintiffs in the " Hamill."
■'Aberdeen"and "Inverness " mineral claims, situate on
the north fork of the Salmon river, in this Nelson mining
division, and recorded in the mining recorder's ollice al
the city of Nelson, U. C. to recover the sum of S7S !I7,
amount, of said execution, besides interest, sheriirs
poundage and all other legal 'costs and incidental expenses, all of wliich I shall expose for sale, or sufllcieiit
thereof lo satisfy said judgment, debt, and costs, at lhe
front of the court house in the city of Nelson. 11. C.-'on
the lifth day of March, A. IJ.. IS'JS, at lhe hour of II
o'clock in the forenoon.
Notk.—Intending purchasers will satisfy themsclies
as to interest and title of said defendants.
WILLIAM 1>. HOHINSON. Deputy Shcritl'.
Dated at Nelson. March 8th. ISiK. |Mar 1_|
Province of  Hritish  Columbia, Nelson. West  Kootenay
Hy virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of the
county court of Kootenay, at. Nelson, at ihe suit of Kobert
Macdonald and Neil Macdonald. plaintiffs, and to me
directed agaiiist..Uie..goods and chattels of .1. F. Armstrong, ollicial administrator of the estate of John D. McMillan.deceased, defendant, I have f-cized and taken in
execution all the 'right, title and interest of said defendant in the " Vosemite" and "Homestake" mineral
claims situated in the Ainsworth mining division'nod recorded in the mining recorder's ollice at the city of l.a<*lo,
H. C, to recover the sum of $l,051.2;'i, amount of said execution, besides sheriff's .poundage and all other legal
costs ami incidental expenses, all of whicli I shall expose
for sale, or sulliuient thereof to salisfv said judgment
debt and costs, at the front of the courthouse. Nelson. 11.
C, on tho lilth day of March, A. I). 18!IS. at. the hour of 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
Notk: Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves
as to interest nnd title of saul defendants.
WILLIAM  \>. HOHINSON, Deputv Sheriff.
Dated at Kaslo. H. C, February 2-th. ISilS.       I Mar ."ith ]
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days afterdate we
intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and
works for a special license to cut timber on the following
described lands: Commencing nt, a post planted on Six-
mile creek trail about 20u yards north from a Mnnll lake
on Summit creek, marked S. K. corner post of 0. E.
Foster and George ('iilies' timber limit, thence running
about north "50 degrees east. IM) chains along the ea-l
side of Lemon, creek, thence north 7a degrees, west ii"_
chaiiis crossing Lcmnn creek, thence -outb l.'i degree-,
west Kit1 chains along the west bank of Lemon Creek,
crossing the second north fork of Lemon creek, thence
south 1ft degrees, east. Ii'2 chains crossing Lemon creek to
the place of beginning, containing 1000 acres more or less.
c    G.'-CFOSTKH.
I >ated January 5th. ISS8. IJanuary 2!lt.h|,
Notice    of
Application    for
Certificate    of
ixr;   division or   wkst  kootk.vay  niSTi'icr,  axi>
Take notice that I,- J. A. Kirk, acting as agent for
Hohcrt Fulton llodd. free miner's certificate No. _fi!l,'{.\, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply tothc'milling recorder fora certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And
further take notice thai action, under section .'17, must be
commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. J. A. KIHK.
Dated this 1 Ith day of January, 1S38.        IJanuary ISih]
Notice of Application   to   Lease   Land.
I hereby give notice that thirty days after this dim- I intend to apply ti> the assistant commissioner of hinds and
works, for a lease of I I'll acres of land for a term of
twenty-one years, for the purpose of opening up and
working a .stone quarry.
Dated nl Nelson. January Hist. [SOS. I Fell, .'it h |
'Commencing ata post niaikcii "A. M.-.I.'s S.K. corner,"
ou the west bank of Crawford buy about one mile south
of Crawford creek, thence west HI chains, thence north
10 chains, thence cast forty chains, more or. less lo the
west, bank of Crawford bay. thence southerly following
the sinuosities of the shore line of said Crawford bay to
the point, of commencement, containing UK) acres more
or less.
___..  O.   ___^A7______-T
Hoom 0. Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson
1 the undersigned, representing Joseph Cllmann, of St.
Haul. New York, and Loudon. Kngland, wish to inform
my friends and lbs public: generally that I do not intend
to travel as heretofore, those favoring mo with shipments
of raw furs can rely on fair treatment, nnd prompt returns assured.    Write for price list.
C. W.  BALDWIN, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Odd   Fellows Building  &  Investment Company, Limited, Capital $20,000
•Wish to inform the public that ;< limited number of
shares arc now on the inarkcl for sale. Shares .«l() each,
sold in blocks of .SIiki. The company guarantee 10 per
cent lo investors on stock. Stock eertitlontrs for >ale b.v
Dr. Arthur. Plans may be seen and particulars obtained from Dr. Arthur. Haker street, or any of the
   _p-%*__i THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, E.G., SATURDAY,  MARCH 1'J,  1898.  LOCAL.   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Robert D. JUcBride, who was a few  years ago a well known employe of the  C. P. R. at Donald, but who is now a conductor on one of the roads running into  Anaconda, Montana, was married to Miss  Mary Lawrence at Orangeville, Ontario,  on the Uch iustant.  Messrs. TIeckinan, Fans and Huckerby,  of Slocan CJlty, all of whom have made  money in mining, have gone east on-a  holiday, passing through here for Spokane  yesterday.       .  ' ��� The special assizes will be held in the  court house Monday.    Regina vs.  Davis,  ,for the murder of Dennis Connors, is the  principal case ou the docket.  The. Board   of Trade  meeting   set   for  Thursday failed to materialize.'  . ���   Sew Denver has sent A. I_. Fauquier to  -  Victoria to protest against the removal of  'the record office to Sandon.   ���  A board of trade is talked of for New  Denver,  Miners' licenses for the Klondyke are to  be issued by the custom officers at Rossland.  Rossland board of Trade meets tonight  to elect officers.   The membership is ufl.  The contract for building the substation  of the West lvootenay Light and Power  Co., at Rossland, has been awarded to S.  Cameron.  The Jaffee sawmill at Rossland is again  in the hands of the sheriff.  Postofiice Inspector Fletcher was in the  district this week, arranging for better  postal facilities to Fort Steele and intermediate points via Goat River  . James Neelands . and Julius Ehrlich  have gone into the business of manufacturing cigars, aud will be known in the  trade as the Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company. . The.y will make three  brands, namely, "Royal Seal," "Kootenay Belle" and "Kokanee." Smokers-  pronounce the "Royal Seal " an excellent  cigar, fully as good as any cigar made in  the province, which is saying a good deal.  Four cigarmakers are employed.  J. Roderick Robertson is back from Victoria, lie says the Klondykers are training their dog teams on Goveru'raent street,  ��� and their antics are amusing. The wholesale merchants are doing a large business,  but the retailers are, apparently, doing  but little more than before the excitement  started. Owing to the death of chief justice .Davie, little business was being done  ' in the legislature. While Mr. Robertson  went to Vietoria on private business, he  was accredited with full power to act as a  delegate in Nelson's interest, and reports  that it is yet too early to say what has  been accomplished in'that way.  John Popham and Charles Martin, old-  ��� time  residents on Slocan   lake,  were iu  ' town Wednesday on their way to Spokane.  New Denver is in great danger of losing  its record office, the Sandon delegation to  Victoria moving all available forces to  have it removed >to the sunless city. It  would be the irony of fate to have the  first office in the Slocan and the staud-by  of the argonauts transferred to Johnny  Harris' baby burg among the hills.  Greenwood City's assessment is placed  . at $2ol,0fM, an increase of $47,000 over last  year.  The survey of the "Kootenay Valley  railway from Bonner's Ferry will be completed by April 1st.  G. Iv.. McLeod is mourning the loss of  his infant daughter, Reita, who died on  Tuesday.  E. J. Matthews, representative of  Braden Bros., of the Pilot Bay smelter,  aud Frank Watson, manager of the Arlington, were both in town this week.  Steamer Alberta commenced herseason's  trips to Bonner's Ferry Tuesday.  Kaslo's delegates to Victoria have returned, feeling satisfied with the result of  their labors.  The Victorian Order of Nurses has  raised $111 in Kaslo by subscription.  I_. Matheson, of Sew Westminster, will  superintend the government work on  Duncan river for the improvement of  navigation.  Revelstoke is petitioning to use the Columbia river for the disposal of its sewage.  A large force of men is employed improving the C. P. ll. wharfage accommodation at Arrowhead.  It is expected the C. P  land will be making her  tweeu   Arrowhead  aud  weeks.    She will be for  and express only.  R.   R.  Gilpin,  collector of   customs  at  Grand Forks, has been appointed deputy  collector of  inland revenue for that dis-  . trict.  It is with great difficulty that men can  begot to work on the Crow's Nest Pass  railway from this end, as the wages are  not high enough and the general conditions so cheerless. No one need go without employment, such as it is.  G. O. Buchanan, one of Kaslo's civic  delegation to Victoria, passed through  the city on Tuesday  Bruce White, manager of the Slocan  Star, was in the city Tuesday on his way  back to Sandon.  Special assizes will be held in Nelson on  June 20, and in Donald on Anne 27  flew Veilings In  Great Variety  New Shirt Waists  Sizes 32 to 42  _3-A.IC__3_=.   STBEET,   InTELSOInT  Early   Spring   Novelties   in   all   Departments  Our stock in, boots and shoes is now complete, with latest American and  Canadian stvles. Also see ohr latest arrival in men's English and New  York hats and caps.     Drop a postal card for samples of our new goods  Silk finished Menrietttas, black lustres, alpacas, rich brocades  in all colors and combinations, and choice designs in  French and British organdie muslins, lace and grenadine  effects, new English prints and percales, white Swiss spotted and lucked muslins.  Prepared Kalsomine and Ready Mixed Paints  OIL WOOD STAINS, Ete.  Full line now in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Ete.  Paint and Varnish Brushes.  au/rei?e^  WE HAVE just received a large consignment  of jams and jellies from the O'Kell & Morris  Fruit Preserving Company, of Victoria, in five  pound pails, and 1, 2, and 3 pound glass jars,  whicli we are quoting at very low prices.  "We carry a complete line of groceries, and  carry only first-class goods. We also carry a  full line of shelf and heavy hardware, and  make a specialty of miners' supplies. Agents  for Giant Powder Company.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  If yon must smol\e, smoke the best  And when you do smoke ask for  it is a hand made, Kootenay made,  Union made Cigar, and sell for a bit  N'n. 7'J. ���*  License   Authorizing   an  Company   to   Carry  Extra-Provincial  on   Business.'  ���'COMPANIES  ACT,  1S!)7  Canada, Province oi* JJkitisii (.'oi.umhia.  , H. steamer l?,o.s.s-  reKiiliir runs be-  I.-oboOii   in   two  passengers, mails  THIS rs TO CKItTIKY Unit "The.Whitewater .Minus,  Limited,'' is authorized and licensed to carry on business within lhe province of liritish Columbia, to carry  out. or elleel all or any of llie ou.jects hereinafter set forth  to which the legislative authority of the legislature of  iiriti-li Columbia extends.  The head ollice of the eoniiiany is situate at So. 3, Lawrence Pountonay Hill, .London, Kngland.  Tho amount of the capital ot tlie company i.s ��12,3,000,  divided into 1_j,UU0 shares of al each.  The head ollice of tne company in this province is silu-  ale at Nelson, li (J., and .1. i.odenek i;obori-on, manager of tlie company, whose address is Neison aforesaid,  is the attorney lor tne company.  Tne ou.ieets for whicli tne Company' has been established are:  (a.) To acquire the whole or any part of or interest in  the Whitewater, Irene, Teunie C, and -Myrtle it. mines,  in l he Slocan district of British Columbia, and with a  view thereto to adopt the agreement relerred to inelause  8 of the company s articles of association, and to carry  the same into ell'ect with or without inodilieation:  (b.) To scarce lor, wm, get, quarry, rellne, amalgamate, smell, or otherwise tlress and prepare for market  mineral .substances of all Rinds, and in particular gold,  silver, and otuer preoious minerals and precious clonus:  (c.) To buy, sell, reduce, deal in, and reline bullion,  specie, coin, and precious metals:  (d.) To locale or otherwise acquire mining claims,  mining rights, and metalliferous lands in J.riM.sn Columbia or elsewhere, and to explore, work, develop.'and turn  lo account Hie same:  (c.) To acquire ny grant,_solcction. purchase, lease, or  olncrwise, anil to develop tne resources of and turn to  account, any lands and any rights over or connected  with land ocionging to or in which the company is interested, and in particular by lay ing out lown_iio_ and preparing tne fame for ouildmg, lulling on building lease or  agreement, advancing money to, or entering into contracts with, builders, Leiiiinls, and others, Clearing, draining, rencing, planting, cultivating, builuing, improving,  farming, irrigating, and hy promoting immigration and  Llie esiiiulishiiieiitot towns, villages, and settlements:  If.) To acquire and carry on all or any part of the busi-  ne��� or property, and lo undertake any liaoilities of any  person, linn, association, or company possessed of properly siiitaole for any of tlie purposes ol this company, or  carrying on any business wnicli this company isiuilhor-  lZedto carry on, or wnich can be conveniently carried on  m connection wuli iho same, or may seem to the company calculated directly or indirectly lo oenellL this Company, and a.-, the coiisi__raiion for the same lo pay cash  or to is.-.ue any shares, slocks, or obligations of the company, and to onteriuto working arrangements, contracts,  anu'agrooments nidi oilier companies and persons:  (g.j To promote any oilier company or companies for  the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property or  liabilities of this company, or of advancing directly or indirectly the objects or iiiu-rests thereof, and lo purchase,  suoscriuo for, or otherwise acquire, and lo hold the  shares; stocks, or obligations of any company iu the  United Kingdom or elsewnere. and upon a distribution  of assets or division Ut proiils, to dislrinuu: such snares,  stocks, or obligations amongst, the members of t his company in specie:  (p.; Generally, to distribute among the members any  properly of the company iu specie:  (i.l To 'borrow or raise money I'or any purposes  of llie company, and fur tne purpose of securing the same  and interest, or for any oilier purpose, to murtgage or  charge the undertaking, or all oraiiy part of tlie property  of tho company present or alter acquired, or its uncalled  capital, and to create, issue, make, draw, accept, and  negotiate perpetual or rouocmablo debentures or debenture stock, bills of exchange, promissory notes, or other  obligations or negotiable instruments:  (I.) To sell, let, develop, dispose of.'or otherwise ileal  with the undertaking, or ail or any part of the property  of the company, upon any terms, with power to accept as  lhe consideration any shares, stocks, or obligations of  any other company:.  (k.) To pay out of the funds of tho company all expenses' of or incident to the formation, registration and advertising of the conipany, and the issue of its capital, including brokerage and commissions for obtaining applications for or placing shares:  (1.) To make donations to such persons and in such  cases, and either in money or kind, as may seem expedient:  (tn.) To act us trustees and undertake the obligations  of any trust:  (n.) To carry out all or any of the foregoing objects as  principals or agents, or in partnership or conjunction  with any other person, firm, association, or company,  and in any part of ihe world  (o.) To procure tliu company to be registered or rccog  nized in any foreign country or place, or in any colony or  elsewhere  Ip.l To do all such other things as are incidental or  conducive to Lhe attainment of I.he above object  Given under my hand  and  ^eal of ollice at.'Victoria.  Province of British Columbia, this'.th tliiv of Alarch, 1S0S.  |���.S.| S. Y. WUOTTUN.  Mch JCIth| Registrar of Joint .Stock Companies.  H-TOTIOJE  The sale of  mineral  claims advertised   for   the 1'Jtli  ���Hunt, have been postponed  until  March   -'(ith, al  the  siime t ime nnd place.  W. I\ KOHIN'.SON'. Deputy Slu-rlll".  Have opened on Baker Street, opposite  McArtlmr's furniture store with a stock of  Men's Fine  Furnishings  Hats  and Clothing'  Wo expect to have a complete range of all  lines of these goods before April 1st..  We intend keeping our stock of goods strictly  Up-to-date  In order to reduce our stock we will offer for next week only a special discount ot  20 per cent on purchases of $1 or upwards, of soap shown in our window.   .  We  have  a  great variety to choose from, regular prices running  from 5 cents to  $1.50 a cake.  This is a rare opportunity to keep clean a little cost.  ���FUgglsts.  We are agents for  Kennedy & Douglas,  Merchant Tailors, Toronto,  AXD  Talton & McKay,  Fine Custom Shirt Makers  Hamilton  A complete range of samples for spring  from both linns  Mail orders will receive prompt, attention  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  mor  We are now Showing the Latest Designs in Spring Cashmere Materials, and  Blouse Silks, Table Linens, Hollands and Sheetings at the Lowest Prices.  Also a complete range of staple goods, and an entirely new stock of  Curtains, dress muslins, prints, Galatea stripes, ginghams and fancy  printed   Sateens.  SOLD CHEAP  DURING  FEBRUARY  _3_____C_��!_-.    STEEET,    IxTELSOKT  If you  are  about the  i'h  dead  of,  earnest  saving-  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  25 CENTS-ON  THE DOLLAR  buyinf  in   the  wear just  to come here  the  way   we  ol  s  ~.  your ioot-  take   the   trouble  and investigate  selling   so  are  many lines of desirable  seasonable shoes   and  Jewelery, Watches, Clocks, Si  is, Tables,  , Sterling Si  ewing EVlachi  i  u������i. f-, ��,.,,,I,,.i couilucive to the attainment of tlie above objects. _1���N   V.���/ _l U.V���'__ 1 W _s    H__a tw'  SS       El B  _t  Ki W  wi '���*��'       ( '/Jillll!  OALK GO O'lIlU'JM. Given umlcr my hand  ami  ^eal of ollice at   Victoria.   , ' ifmSSB  sp��._ ��.��.wu.b. hold io :*.._�� o��� ,;;:s;,'ii:::r::t!BfSir ^T^^STS?.^*"^ Latest American, English and Canadian Styles, $2 and upwards. ���  Anne 20, and in Donald on Anne 2i.                     |Mciiini,h|       Keg-stun of .Joint .stock companies. ' umi o ���*    .    > < (MlB '  '  ���      moneys for me. J. R. HULL. willi  The Woodstock Wagon fc -Manufacturing Co.. Wood- .    NOTIC:E B-TOTXOic 1"^ _J*"\- ����% T S"\ f~%  I���"                                       18    and    20                                             I                A /"^iM IXCTO fl_H  stock  Out    are shinninK ii carload of u-aL'ons. built ex- The sue ol   in neral  claims mlvertiseil   lor   the HJt.li ,,.            ,,                      .��� ������ I J S      B W^      I B       D ____-���   ��-��                                                  ��-*���'<-��    -��-*^                                            R g\ v g   g ^r      fc_���    bm .MSSBs ,  iSvfcn      Ko''n,r}1IU,Al.)X*��...   hil��n'linK instant, ha vc been ,,osl poncd  until  March  ���.(111,, at  the After this dale Messrs. \\ est ic rnunerson will nil,no ��-**-' fl      8 Q     g U K   f BAKER      STREET U. /"\ . 1 U        L f\ L fl flH            "  purcha sers of wagons should consult. .Messrs. West and same t ime and place. orders for  wood,  coal  or lime  unless accompanied b.v g.       ��� \^f* %**?     B %_��� fl     &__�� D"-vt-r*      O I  n __. t I W�� *    �� ��� ^Wl   ���   ����� "    ** ,n���  a    �� j mma  Knimcrson. to whom tlie ciuisiuMinicnt i-inade. W. P. KOHIN'.SON'. Deputy Slu-rlll'. spol cash, MIlHf 1  ���wis       1  *i y  yi>~v-a: ���^'���^::-"\,''A*&-_o.V*-,f-i_^^^ !.'���. .v,:-ti:j-v:----. s-,:-"*: y:+-wrf-,,ii;i'K-i;i>Vju>r*-:,ii^.',>-:A\^7>.r'V:^ vr. .-��/���.* ���-{(i*>\.,*A-.-*-1*.jM._-Ah.-.'-^'��'ii ���..���..-.v*_i"_x-i.*,.��iv.---.---����\^ ���:-��.^'-:--.?A,^\-.Jv;R;'>'��"--^f-'-:.--. i,^-."---v.j'.:i"i ������jf<-i.-,;vv;:-..f.*.rL'_v��-,^j :.'��������� f^vja o-.-^f'.-. .������..���; :.- ���


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