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 Has  Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  KOOTENAY'  Has   Three   Smellers   in   Successful   Operation,  and   Enough   Ore   in  Sight, lo   Run  ( Several   r/ort*.  SLX.T.H.   FEAP-.-NO. 13.  NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  MARCH   12, 1898.  Two   DOLLAJJS  A  YEA I..  BOARD   OP   TRADE.  Many   Important  Resolutions   Presented, 'Discussed   and   Adopted.  The adjourned meeting of llie South  Kootenay Board of Trade was held in the  eity hall on Thursday afternoon, with  president Turner in the chair. In the absence of secretary Thomson, I<Yank  Fletcher was again requested to act in  that position.  Routine business disposed of, the secretary read a communication from the postofiice inspector at Victoria re. postal  facilities to Fort Steele and Slocan lake  points, stating; that the matters were  under consideration. Hewitt Bostock,  M. P., also wrote,' stilting that he had laid  the same matters before the postofiice department.  The question of the land registry office  was again to the from, telegrams no Tiou.  Mr. Eberts and .J. Fred ITuiue on the subject: find replies therefrom, being read.  On motion of Messrs Houston and Sherwood, these were received i\nd filed.  ��� Next came the report of the committee  on freight rates, laid over from last meeting.    Subjoined is the report:  Your committee appointed lo look into Llie iniut-tioti of  frci'Klil rate-, bote lo report lis follow.-.:  1. The r.uo on ore from Mull Sidintj, *11 miles, (or any  other point, ou tin; N. & K.,S. railway) to NoImiii. is $2.2n  per ion.  2. The rate on ore from Nelson, ,'),"i miles tor any other  point on the N. &. I'\ S. railway) lo N'orlhporl, is SI per  Ion.  II. Tho rate on ore from Ko--1iiik1 to N'orlhporl. 17  miles, is 7.1 cents per ton.  I. The rate on ore from iho Velvet mine, on the lied  Mountain railway, to NeNon, is ��2.7.") per ion.  ft. Tin; rale on ore from ICobson to Nelson, AS miles, is  SI per tor.  (;. The rate on ore from Sloean City to N'elson. l.'i  iniles. is $3 per ton.  7. The rulo on ore from Sandon and iiileriiic-liiilc  point.-" lo Kaslo. which is buiiiK shipped to United Stales  .smelters, is $3 per ton.  S. The rat.o on ore from Sandon and intermediate  points to ICa-lo, which is being shipped tn Nelson, is S5  pcr ton.  il.   The rate on ore from Nelson toTaeoma is SS per ton.  1(1. The nile on ore from Hull Siding and other points  on lhe X. & 1*\ S. rai'way miiiIIi of Nelson to Tacoiua. is  *-(i.2."> tier Ion.  A glance ul I and - i- siiflieient lo convince anyone  that lhis is a discrimination against Nel-on in favor of  Xorlhporl.  The same thing applies to 7 and S. It is clearly a discrimination again-l Nelson and Pilot Buy in favor of  United Slates smelting points, and as both (he X. & K. S.  railway and Lhe Iv. i& S. railway were subsidized hy lhe  provincial legislature, and their rates arc under the  supervision of the lieuteuani-governor in council, we  consider il is the duty of lhe board to proles! to fhclcgis-  lalurc and Llie lieiitciuinl-gn\ ernor in council against  lhis discrimination, and we recommend that a letter be  drawn ii|i, sol ling out llie above facts, and addressed to  the provincial secretary and our member, Mr. Hume.  With regard lo freight rules on merchandise coming  into this country: We consider IhaL ihe nio.-a important  point against the businc---, welfare of Nelson is Hie practice of Llie distribution of carloads todiMereiilconsignees  ul dill-rent point-- on straight carload races, und the notorious "'balance of rale" rehulc scheme, by whicli merchants at Hovel-toko and Xakusp can ship in carload  lots to either of those place- and reshiji in small lots to  Nel'ou. Ivaslo, Rossland and ulher points in the dislricl.  getting a rebnto e<|iiali"'.ing the rate to regular carload  rates to those points, and a- this privilege is not conceded  to Nelson merchants or to anyone shipping carloads lo  Nelson for distribution, it compels jobbersdoing business  iu the district to ship their goods mid establish, warehouse-'at Kevelstoke, instead of at Nelson. If the practice is continued, we consider that Nelson should be  placed on the same footing in this respect its kevelstoke  .or Nakusp. ,  Yourcomniittec further recommend that a committee  of this board be appointed to confer with the dillcrent  railroads centering in Nelson as to what, steps should be  taken in order to make Nelson a terminal point..and  thus allow her merchants lo compete for llie wholesale  trade.  President Turner had seen Mr. Martin,  of the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard. railway  since tlie last meeting, and the matter  had been fairly well adjusted. Mr. Martin had telegraphed D.C.Corbiu at New  York, that "he had met the board of  trade on Thursday. Freight rate "committee presented resolution, claiming discrimination ore rates against Nelson. I  "explained proposition made Nelson smelter. Majority favored us: matter held until 10th. After adjournment met Croas-  daile. He agreed to give us product of  ore if we made same rates, Y-ii.ir "and  north to Mountain as against same points  to Northport, aud 25 cents less thau figure  offered him Rossland to Mountain to  equalize rate other way considering  wagon haul. This arrangement will assist us Nelson business other thau smelter.  I strongly, recommend. Please advise."  Corbin replied that he would "put Croas-  daile on exactly same basis as Northport,  provided wearenot discriminated against,  but to avoid misunderstandings suggest  waiting my return, when whole question  can be discussed and settled. I don't  think Nelson is treating me or themselves  well iu opposing my extension to Boundary.    You can show this.''  Mr. Houston moved that the report be  laid over for another week. Much discussion followed, but, on motion of Messrs.  Marks and Morris, the report was adopted  and the committee discharged.  The subjoined resolution was then  moved by Mr. Houston, seconded by Mr.  Marks:  To the Honorable the House of Commons of Canada in  Parliament Assembled:  Tho petition of the undersigned, the South Koolenay  J-nard of Trade, of the Oily of Nelson. West lvootenay  District.. Hrilish Columbia, humbly sheweth:  That Whereas, lhe incorporators of the "Kettle liiver  Valley Railway Company,' have applied lor a Dominion  charter to build a railway intoand through the Boundary  Creek section of Vale district, which includes tho cities  of Grand. Forks and Oroenwood.and the towns nf Midway  Houndary Kails and Anaconda.  And Whereas, the inhabitants of the said liotmdary  Creek section unanimously favor the granting of said  charter, aud have petitioned your honorable body asking  that said churl or be granted'diiring the present session  of your honorable body,  And Whereas, other charters have been applied for to  run lines of railway inlo said section, which your petitioners also favor.  And Whereas, we believe the "Keltic Kiver Valley  Railway" would be a work of great advantage to Southern liritish Columbia, generally,  And Whereas, a precedent has been established by the  Dominion government in granting four charters in liritish Columbia to connect with (he railway syslemspf (he  United Stales, viz.. the Nelson & Kort Sheppard. the  Red Mountain, the Mission brunch of the Canadian I'aei-  lle, and tin; Now West niinslcr & Southern railways, ull  of which are of umiueslionable hunt-lit in developing the  i-sources und lidding to the wealth of the iirovince, and  the two former have given Wesl, lvootenay competitive  rales of transportation, which it would be manifestly unfair to deny to Houndary Creek.  And Whereas, the incorporators of lhe "Ketllc River  Valley liailway Company" propose' lo have a section in  ' tlieir charier roquiring Iho company to make ei|ually as  good freight rales on ore from any point on the line of  the road to smelters located in British Columbia at. points  on flic lines of Ih'i Nelson & Fort Sheppard and Red  Mountain railways, a.s they do under similar conditions,  to smelters located on the Columbia river iu tIks I'niled  .Slates.  And Whereas, it may be liuthfully said tlmt if. West  Ivonienay did not have the advantage of competing lines  at tin; present time, mine owners would he compelled to  pay al, leasl So more per ton for freight und smelter  charges than Ihey now pay. which would li" prejudicial  lo Ihe best interest of the whole country, as is shown in  those districts having but one lino of railway.  And Whereas, the inhabitants nf the Boundary Creek  country, in their petition to your honorable body, a��k  that a churl or be granted the " Keltic River Valley Railway Company," pointing out that the interests of the  country demand thatchurter be grunted notwithstanding  another road may be con-truulcd into that country, as it  will give thein the advantage of compel it ive rales, and  place their section iu as favorable position as the mining  sections in .southern lvootenay, therefore,  Vour petitioners respectfully a-k ��� our honorable body  to grunt a charter to llie "Kettle River Valley Railway  Company.  Ah in duty,bound your iialitioners will ever pray.  ��� The mover compared the Boundary  creek country, in asking for railway competition, to the coast, eities and Nelson,  which had also sought competition in the  pa.st, stating that as the latter had fought  and obtained the advantages desired, so  also should the former. The element that  .had opposed tlie Nelson & Port Sheppard  railway, was the -nine as was in evideuce  today opposing the Corbin charter, and  they were offering the same arguments.  Vancouver merchants lost what trade  they had enjoyed in this district by their  opposition, and so they would in Boundary.  Frank Fletcher opposed the resolution  in favor of the C. P. R. extension to the  Boundary country, and pleaded the cry  of (Jan a da for the Canadians. Mr. Peters  showed that the rates on tlie main line of  the C. P. R. to the Nelson smelter were  such as io enable a successful competition  against foi eign works. Moreover, their  new rates over rho Columbia & Western  and the t real ment of ores at the Trail  smelter, were sufficient to inform all that  the C. P. R. was encouraging the smelting  industry in Canada and assisting the  miner, and incidentally, Nelson.  Considerable talk was indulged in, resulting in the resolution being carried.  Next was the Kaslo Kootenaian's petition to the Dominion government, praying for an export duty on lead ores, so as  to encourage the mining and smelting industry. This was. ordered endorsed on  motion of Alessrs. Proctor and Bellamy,  being carried unanimously. All the members then present signed the petition.  Alessrs. Houston and Marks moved that  the secretary be instructed to forward a  copy of the Boundary Creek railway resolution, just adopted, to the Rossland  Miner and coast boards of trade, a.s a refutation of the telegraphed statement  that tl e South Kootenay Board of Trade  had opposed the Corbin charter to the  Boundary countary.    Carried.  Meeting then adjourned'to next Thursday, at lhe same time and place.  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  HOTEL   HOME.  P. Pender has secured a verdict of $500,  in the county court, as damages against  the War Eagle company, for injuries received by being struck with a drill.  Work on the New BrunsAvick, on Wild  Horse creek, is to be resumed. The cook  and bunk houses, recently carried away  by a snowslide, are to be rebuilt at once.  Twenty thousand shares in the Salmo  Consolidated have been disposed of in  Rossland at 10 cents a share.  A block of 20,000 shares in  the Dundee,  in  the  Ymir country,  has  been sold  in  London, England.   There is about $20,000  now iu the treasury.  The ore ou the Cariboo, in the Fairview  camp, is improving rapidly in value. So  much free gold is being found that measures have being adopted to prevent the  carrying away of specimens by visitors.  P. C. Stoess, of this city, has been appointed attorney for the B. C. Development Conipany, iu place of J. R. Mitchell,  of Vancouver;  Deputy sheriff Robinson will sell by  public auction at the court house ou  March .19th, the Hamill, Aberdeeu, and  Iveruess claims, situated on the north  fork of Salmon river. These properties  are owned by the North Fork Mining  Company, and are being sold to satisfy a  debt of $78.07..,  J. M. Shupe, formerly of Sloean City,  has made a promising mineral discovery  within hailing distance of Kuskouook.  The. ledge is about four feet in width, and  the quart/, is gold-bearing. Four men are  developing the find.  The N. 6c F. S. railway has made a new  rate of $2 per ton ou ore from Rossland to  Nelson.  The West Kootenay Light and Power  Co., whose works are located at Bonning-  ton Falls, have contracted with the War  I_agle Co. to furnish thein with all the  light and power needed for.their proper-  tie-- at Rossland.  Grand Jury for Assizes.  Following are the names of the grand  jury chosen for the special assi/.e, to be  held at Nelson, on March 21: Geo. R.  Robson, Gilbert Stanley. W. .7. 'Wilson,  John L. Retallack, H. R. Cameron, James  Lawrence, C. W. West, M. DesBrisay,  John Malone, Duncan McArthur, John A.  Turner, Arthur Ferland, H. J. Evans, W.  N. Rolfe, Walter J. Quinlan, James Ban-  nernian.    Struck Shipping Ore.  A strike of shipping galena ore, about a  foot iu width, was made during the week  on the Free Coinage, a claim adjoining  the Silver Cup. in the Lardeau. It is  owned by an English syndicate, promoted  by Messrs. Dunn 6c Farrell, of Vancouver,  who formerly had the property and developed it.  The Largest and Finest Hostelry in the Interior  of the Province.  There has been a great hustle and bustle in and about the Hotel Hume this  week, prepa'ratory to the opening of this  mammoth house to the entertainment of  the public on Monday, in this hotel Nelson possesses at once a structure of architect u nil beauty, and imposing appear-'  ante, and a publicum the equal of which  is equalled by few in the cities of British'  Columbia, and certainly not in the interior. In fact, between Winnipeg, on the  east, and Vancouver on the west, no such  building exists. Messrs. J. Fred Hume,  M. P. P., Horace D. Hume and J. A. Kirk-  patrick are the owners, and their investment, including furnishings and fixtures,  represents an outlay of about $00,000.  They have unbounded faith, in the future  of the city of Nelson, and in their ambitions and advanced move it is hoped that  unbounded success may result upon their  efforts. In the "successful issue of the enterprise the city, will rake a profound interest, for as the investment prospers so  also will prosperity keep pace with other  business men.  Owners, contractors, workmen-and material all hail from this city, the more reason  why the people should take a deep-  rooted  pride in the venture.    The Hotel  Hume is localed on the south-we.-r. corner  of Ward and   Vernon streets,  facing the  government  buildings.    lr, is 90x75, feet  iu  size,   with  a   double  basement,   three,  stories and an attic.    Its general displacement has been  to utilize space with the  best results, giving forethought to convenience, light and  ventilation.    Each floor  is replete with every modern convenience,  special  attention   being given to the accommodation  and  safety of  the guest's,  and the furnishings are such as to command admiration for the taste displayed  in    their     selection    and     arrangement".  There has  been  no stinting, each'detail  being thoughtfully and  lavishly carried  out.    Fire grates,   with   attractive  mantels,   return   electric  bells, electric lights  and  steam   radiators combine to give to  the   weary   traveler .every  requisite   he  may desire for comfort and ease.    Wide  staircases and commodious corridors give  the place a roomy appearance, while the  view   from   tlie   piazzas   overlooking   the  lake is one unrivaled anywhere.   Splendid  command   is  given  of  the railways  and  steamboat  wharves,  and  being  but  one  block  removed from the main thorough-  fa le of the city, it is sufficiently close,,to  all to make it the ideal home for the commercial man. ,   '������'���'  The main entrance with vestibule' is  from Vernon street, with the office facing  on the corner and connecting through  the barroom to the billiard room. To ���the.  right of the vestibule is the dining room,  with family staircase leading from top  floors. Throughout this floor the finish  and arrangement is perfect. The dining  room service is of the finest, the silverware, specially stamped, having been procured from the Standard Silver Co.. of  Toronto, and the china from Skinner &  Co., Vancouver. Neatly attired waitresses will look after the dining room,  while the kitchen will be superintended  by an experienced chef. The pantries,  storerooms, linen presses, etc., together  with the range, are f_tted up with the  best the market provides. The two upper  floors have fifty-four bedrooms, many of  which can be thrown into suites at will.  Bathrooms and lavatories are plentiful  and neatly fitted up. There are but'two  dark rooms in the whole structure, so well  is the light divided. In the attic, where  are the quarters of the hired help, an additional thirty rooms can be provided as  occasion warrants. The only thing lack-  iug is an elevator, but this has been arranged for, and can be put iu with but  slight inconvenience.1 In the arrangement of the rooms, much foresight has  been shown, and guests will find no difficulty in locating their whereabouts, and,  in case of fire, handy means of egress by  way of fire escapes have been provided.  Apart from the grates and kitchen, all  fire is confined to theboilers in the lower  basement. A safety ash vault eounects  the grates with the basement, so that the  risk of fire is reduced to a minimum.  In the first basement are the sample  rooms for travelers, conveniently located,  and splendidly arranged and lighted.  One of these, the exact size of the dining  room, will be utilized for dancing and  public meetings. On Thursday evening  next the hotel will be formally opened by  the management with a complimentary  ball to the citizens, who will throng the  spacious structure and partake of the hospitality offered. Ou this , floor are the  main lavatories also. The lower basement  contains the boilers for heating the house,  with sufficient power to run the elevator  and an electric light plant. Here, too, are  the fuel bins, which are connected with  Ward street. Stout stone walls on every  side support the building and protect it  from fire.  In the furnishing of the Hotel Hume,  the Lawrence Hardware Co. figures in the  chandeliers, etc. The furniture comes  from I J. McArthur 6c Co., anrl Fred Irvine  supplied the carpets. A.' Ii. Ewart designed the structure, and did it well, and  A. McLarty, the contractor, faithfully  carried out hi.s part. The work on the  structure was commenced last June, and  it will be some time yet ere the painters  get through.  Horace D. Hume, who has had experience with many of the leading hotels of  the dominion, will be the manager, and  under hi.s able direction success is certain.  His close connection witli the C. P. R. in  their dining car service will serve him  greatly in his new sphere. The ratesof  the hotel'will be reasonable and consistent with the service given.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   HOSPITAL   SOCIETY.  Yearly Report Shows Much Activity and a  Sound Balance. ���  Tuesday afternoon the annual meeting  of-the Kootenay Lake Hospital Society  was held in the Turner B(X-ekh block;  there being a fairly representative at tendance.  The yearly report showed that sixty-  eight medical cases had been treated iu  the hospital and thirty-one surgical cases.  Four patients died during the year, viz:  T. McEwan. au old soldier of the Light  73rigade, and J. Johnson, of pneumonia :  .P. Cameron, of typhoid, and T. C. Atkinson, of alcoholism. Four patients now remain in the wards, and- the average stay  has been twenty days, at an average cost  of $2.IS per day. The total receipts of  the year from ail sources were .*i>5,S'07.24 ;  and the expenditures, including new  wing." SjS4,0(>��._0. References are made to  the new wing built, trouble with the city  over water pipe, and the bad roads leading to the hospital. Regret is expressed  at the resignation of Mrs. Blaney as matron, she being succeeded by Miss C. Eaton. Nineteen new mem'bers were secured  during the year. New changes iu the bylaws were recommended, and the erection  of the east wing, to cost $2,000.  New officers elected,-.for the current  year: president, J. A. Turner : vice president, W. A. Jowett; secretary, D. McArthur; treasurer, A. Ii. Clements: directors, Messrs. Pettingill, Shaw, Hamilton  and Forin.  Messrs. Forin, Jowett, Turner and Clements were appoiuted a committee to memorialize the dominion and provincial  governments for increased aid to the institution.  Thanks were rendered Mr. Pocock for  his generous contribution made last week  through Mr. Jowett.  It was decided to issue $5 tickets, good  for six months, in this way increasing the  membership and fnuds.  Much other business was transacted  and then the meeting adjourned.  CITY   COUNCIL.  fines was read a first, second and third  time. This will come up for consideration and final passage at next meeting of  council.  Alderman Teetzel gave notice that he.  would introduce atthenexr meeting "f  the council a by-law. making it compulsory to connect with sewers.  A   resolution favoring the granting by  . the dominion  parliament of charters for  railways in the Boundary Creek section  of Vale district was adopted on motion of  aldermen Hillyer and Malone.  Council then adjourned until next  Monday. '  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   TOTAL   $139,738.  Resolution Adopted Favoring a Railway Into  Boundary Creek Country.  The eighth regular meeting of tlie city  council was held in the council chamber  on Monday last. Present, mayor Houston, in the chair; aldermen Gilker, Hillyer. Malone and Teetzel.  A report was presented by the special  committee appointed to confer with the  Hall Mines, Limited, re water for the  smelter. On motion of aldermen Hillyer  and Gilker, it was adopted.  Following accounts were ordered .'paid.:  Spokane Northern Telegraph Co.. telegrams.... S       50  0. P: li.. telegrams....        171  West & .Emerson, wood ...  ...  .'..'   , 3C Go  ICootena'v Lake Telephone Co., telephone rent for  February     .       (3 00  J. Hamilton, city auditor, salary for February���       8 35  Holbrook '& Chase, .scavenging ���....-... :        2 00  Postage..  v.. .    5 00  Xoll & -Thompson, 'estimate N'o. 2 ou nontruct    oft'l 75  Volunteer Fire Brigade, payroll for February....    135 (1(1  On motion of aldermen Malone and  Hillyer, a six-foot sidewa.ll. was ordered  to be built on the west side of Kootenay  street, between Baker and Victoria  streets ; and a crossing ,to be put in on  Ward street, between thei Grand Central  hotel and the court house, provided the  owners of abutting property lay the material on the ground.  City engineer McCulIoch, on inotiou of  aldermen Malone and Hillyer, was authorized to prepare plans aud specifications  for a sewer pipe draiu, to be laid from the  corner of Hall and Front streets to the  water front, and that tenders for the  work be called for, to be put in on Monday, March .14, at 3 o'clock p. m.,.the city  to furnish the material.  On motion of aldermen Malone and  Hillyer, the engineer was also instructed  to make an estimate of. the material to be  moved, in order to make Water street,  between Hall street and the eastern boundary of the city, passable for freight  teams. .  A return was made by the city assessor  of the. assessment roll for the current  year, and on motion of aldermen Malone  and Teetzel, the following named members of the council shall constitute a court  of revision, under clause 125 of the municipal'clauses act, viz: aldermen Teetzel,  Malone, Gilker, Hillyer and Whalley, and  that they sit as a court of revision, under  clause 121 of the said act, at the council  chamber, on April 1<S, at 10 o'clock a. m.  The question of appointing a water  commissioner was then taken up, resulting, on the second ballot, in favor of T.  M. Ward ; alderman -Hillyer refrained  from voting. Alderman Hillyer moved,  seconded by alderman Gilker, that his  salary be settled ata future meeting of the  council.    Carried.  On motion of aldermen Gilker and'Hillyer, it was resolved that the city clerk  and assessor be-pa id a salary of $S5 per  month, and that he be required to give  bonds in the sum of $1,000.    Carried.  Alderman Teetzel moved, seconded by  alderman Malone, that the mayor cause  notices to be printed containing clauses  ot the contract between the city and Noll  6c Thompson relating to their liability as  contractors, and the rate of wages to be  paid laborers, and that the notices be  posted on the work: also that Noll 6c  Thompson be notified in writing that  they will be held liable if the said provisions are not lived up to.    Carried.  The city of Nelson municipal rate by-  lajfi\ lS!)S,'was read lirst, second and third  times. Alderman Hillyer gave notice  that he would ask for its consideration  and final passage at the next regular  meeting of the council.  By-law So. 21 to provide for a sinking  fund and for interest on municipal deben-  The second payment, amounting to  Si OHO, was paid to J. Marino at New Denver, on March 1st, by P. Burps. wh0 purchased the former's three-eightlis interest  in the California.  A ten per cent payment has been made  on tlie bond of the Mollie Hughes, and a  force of '30 men will be put on in two  weeks.  Development work is being steadily  puslied on the Slocan Star, and the property looks better than ever. Ore shipments  will soon be resumed.  The IDardanellos is shipping .about two  carloads of ore per month, taken out during development.  Noble Five stock has increased to the  20 figure, an improvement of several cents  in a few days.  The petition of W. A. Skinner and AA2  other free miners of the Ainsworth division, has been presented to the legislature,  opposing the proposed change in the mineral act touching the life and the development work of a claim.  The first ordinary general meeting of  the Queen Bess Proprietary Company,  was held in London, England, on J^ebru-  ary 17th. Satisfactory reports were presented and everything passed of! in an  easy manner. A noticeable feature of the  speeches, however, was the stand taken  against the smelting of the lead ores of  Kootenay in the United States.  ft is expected the Highland mine, at  Ainsworth. will resume operations in  May, as also the concentrator. Ore shipments will then be made regularly.  .Frank Watson denies the report that  the Arlington mine has shut down. Six  men are now working and the force will  be increased in the spring.  More snow fell in the hills during February, than all. winter. High water is expected this season.  The Autoine has -developed an 18-inch  body of 350 oz. ore in the No. 2 drift.  Twenty feet of an upraise has been made  on the chute, which keeps widening.  Returns of the last carload of Arlington  ore have been received, netting $1,370.05.  The values were 159.4 oz. silver and 13.1  per cent. lead.       ,  Operations are being resumed on the  Noble Five, with thirty men, under the  Heniiessymanagement. No ore will be  shipped for a year, development work  alone being done. A loan of $130,000 was  made, sufficient to wipe out floating debts  and to work the property.  The Wakefield resumed operations on  Friday with a good force.  On Monday a big strike of pre was made  on the Ruth, in the lower tunnel, the  whole breast showing full of galena.  Kneeb.one & Co. have thrown up their  lease on the Fidelity, and the work will  now be taken up the original owners.  Stockholders in the Arlington held a  meeting in Spokane Wednesday, and  elected Frank Watson a.s manager. The  new trustees of the company are Robert  Cooper, of Slocan City, president; George  Wooster, of Spokane, vice president: C.  l_.' Fielding, of Spokane, secretary and  treasurer: Frank Watson, of Spokane,  manager,'and Ross Thompson, of Moss-  land.  Thirty men are now working on the  l_mily Edith, on Pour Mile. Tlie mine is  not worked on Sundays.  Four more men have been added to the  force at the Excelsior. A two-car shipment is to be made.  Chief Justice Davie Dead.  Flags flying at half-mast throughout  the city on Monday afternoon proclaimed  the sad fact that lion. Theodore Davie, ex-  premier and chief justice of the province,  was tlead. lie died shortly before noon  at St. Joseph hospital, Victoria, of a complication of heart disease and kidney  trouble. Death came to him somewhat  suddenly, though he hud'been in delicate  health i'or a long time. When in Nelson  a year ago lie was informed by Dr. LaBau  that his days were numbered unless he refrained from the worry of legal life and  lived more quietly. Feel ing references  wero made to the deceased in the legislature, which was adjourned as a mark of  respect. All court officers have been ordered in mourning.  Theodore Davie was an ambitious and  determined public character, a faithful  friend find a persistent enemy. Another  year would have seen him knighted. He  was born in Kngland iu March. 1S52, and-  came to Victoria with his father fifteen  years later.  The Slocan Country Lafgrley Increases Its Ton-  i nage and Value.  , The figure- for the mineral  exports  I'or  West Kootenay for this week -how ,-t'considerable ('idling off  from   l In��� t- reported  last.    This i-- due to the f-u-c   that  the Le  Roi's   shipments   were   con-ideiably    re-'  duced. while nothing was sent   out  from  the  Trail  smelter.    The   Slocan   country  looms  up  largely,  however,  showing  an  increase in tonnage and value.    The Ajax  made a 34-ton shipment and Pilot Bay 120  tons,   both  of   which  are  new -hippers.  Another   special' item   is    that, of $0000  worth of gold bullion, which found a in*n-  ketatthe United States mint sit.  Helena.  The total tonnage I'or the week   whs   ISM,  valued at $139,738, scattered as follows:  HUL-LION   AN'll   MATTK. ,'  Pound* Value  Hall Mines -invller, copper bullion..   0ii.!)55  '    SK.OOli  Gold Bullion  ORE.  Le Roi mine. Rossland   Iron Mask mine, Rossland...  Hilot JJay concentrator   Dardanelles mine, Sloean    Rambler mine. Slocan    Whitewater mine, Slocan   Montezuma mine, Sloean   Last Chance mine. Slocan ...-.  Queen Mess mine, .Sloean   Payne mine. Slocan   -AjiiK mine, Sloean   Keeo in inc. Slocan  ,....  Ruth mine, Slocan   Approximate  Tniih. Value.  710  1*1)  Il'O  30  45  109  !I7  120  :��  1.50  ."il  80 -  148  Total for the week       1.83ft  Tolal for January   .'   '-.SOO  Total for February   8.G7S  Total for March, so far    I,53_  Total for 1S97, via Revelstoke    Total for 181)7, port of Nelson 55,271  $I3'.l,i3S  SI. 197.18!)  SOl-,138  S373,IU(i  $719,13-  S7,lil-.lll  Boundary Creek Railway.  Following  is a copy of the resolution       (  adopted  at last meeting of city council  respecting, Boundary Creek railway facilities :  Whereas,  the cities of Victoria,   Van- -���  couver and New Westminster, on the  coast, and the cities of Nelson. Rossland  and Kaslo, in the interior of British Col-'  utiibia, have competitive transportation  facilities through steamboats and railways connecting with the railway systems of the United States ; and  Whereas, such competitive facilities-  have been of great-advantage to the commercial interests of the aforesaid cities,  and of immense benelit to the industries  of the country of which these cities are  the centres, more particularly to the mining industry of Kootenay ; and  Whereas, the country known as the  Boundary Creek country, in Vale district,  is without transportation facilities, other  than that afforded by teams; aud  Whereas, parties are applying to the  dominion parliament for charters to build  railways into that country :  i Therefore, be it resolved, ?that the city  council of Nelson favors :,the granting of  all such charters, provided clauses are inserted requiring companies that enter the  United States to make equally as good  freight rates on ore and merchandise  from and to points on their lines in British Columbia as from and to points in the  United States.  Oddfellows'Block.  Another block in contemplation that  will beautify the city is the Oddfellows'  building, to be erected on the corner of  Kootenay and Baker streets, next to the  Carney block. It is to be three stories in  height, with a full sized basement, and  from the sidewalk to top of flagstaff will  be 97 feet.,. The building will be 30 x 100  feet in size. The first story will be a  store, the second a public hall and kitchen, and the top floor a lodge room. For  the first story stone willbe used, aud the  upper portion of the building pressed  brick. Architect Hodgins drew up the  plaus. To secure funds for its construction, the Oddfellows have formed a building society, with "a capital of $20,000, fully  incorporated, and they are now offering  stock at $10 per share in blocks of ten.  They guarantee a 10 per cent, return upon  the money. So soon as funds are available the block will be commenced.  Crow's Nest Pass Commission.  .1.  Appleton.   Winnipeg;  C. A. Dugas,   ���  .Montreal :   and   F.   Pedley,   Ottawa,   appointed by the dominion  government to  investigate the charges made against the  contractors on the Crow's Nest Pass railway,   arrived   in   the   city   on   Sunday*.   .  They were   attended   by .Messrs.   A.   K.  Cuthbert, .1. ll. Costigan and J. A. McCarthy,   representing   various   interests.    A  meeting was held on Monday at the Phair  hotel, aud a number of witnesses were examined.      The   commission   left  on   the  evening train for Kevelstoke and Calgary,  which places conclude their labors.  To Put in a Cyanide Plant.  The Fern mine is to put in a cyanide  plant for the treatment of the tailings  from the mine. It is'to be of 00-ton capacity and is to be in operation in six  weeks. Fraser 6c Chalmers, of Chicago,  have the contract, and Geo. E. Price, representing that company, has arrived to  superintend the construction of the plant.  With these and other improvements to be  effected, regular dividends are assured.  Loses a Good Player.  1*'. Smith, of the Hudson's Bay Co.. has  been transferred to the coast. Frank  played inside home on the Nelson lacrosse  teain, and on Wednesday .night about  forty of his friends gave him a complimentary banquet nt the Clarke house.  A feast of good things was followed by  music, speeches and a general good time  **^-a"*T.'-�� '������ ' _* ��� 'i^y-'i'jr. .���������!..ifi .��� ii'i ._ , im i. ������ J, "-gi^wi^n1"'! ftj. w   W'P'j '���*|._l ' I1", i1* --'I'l'^-' j�� '.vwn-T-. ' "* "tti'"*Jw"|im*F''t*'B't|.*'i'' *l"^ ' -"'iv/._**����� VJ.".'li   lil" l.Jl"j.l>.'f">j*1"^|r i^'i11. .-*^7*_" _''--. Ji.v.^. v.r: ��� i,'_,'*_*i-*|1('?'' *���   I i1--*"  ^r'S'^-^-V*-^^ THE  TRIBUNE:    NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, MAROJ  .81)8.  "it*  ���H  PUBLISHERS'  NOTICE.  THE  TRIBUNI-   i    !������:l,'i-��    "���.   Saturday.-.,  ny Tiik  TuiliUXl" lJi;ui.isniNt: Oinir.x.*. v. -uitl wul In- mailed  10 subscriber-, on '��i.\ im-"! nl I'.m' li>n.i..i!:-- ���' .war.  Xo subscription taki'n for ii!-- than .1 yi-ar.  ItJ'-GLTLAli Ai) V|.:i;'i'iSt:.\i ;-::<')'.- pnii-uu at llie following rate.-: On.- n.o!.. *-"J" .1 ;, ear: two, inche-,  SGO a year; tluve liu'tn:- t',-'i <i 'ear; four inehe.-,  ��UU a year: (ivi* nn-ln--. sl'i,", ,i year; .-ix inches and  over, at the rate of ,sl.5o <ni inch per month.  TRAN'SrKNT ADVKK'I l.SIC.M K.VTS ".'(I cenls a line for  first insertion and Id ������out- a line for each additional  insertion.    Mirth,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR RKADl.N'O MATTKI' NOTICES 25 cent-; a  line each insertion.  JOB PIUXTINU a: Ian nil,'.-. All aceoilut.- for job  printing and advert i-"iutr payable on the lirsl of  every month: -ub-i-npiion. in advance.  AUJJUKSS all ponmiuiiieatioiis to  THE TRIHUXE, Nel.-on. H. O.  ����  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  PROFESSIONAL .CARDS.  LA BAU & KOIM.V���Physicians and Surgeons.  Rooms  3. 1 iuid 5, Higolow block. N'el.-on. 'Telephone r_.  DR.   J.   A.   AR.M.-jTIiONd-Uo'-cinment   Veterinary  Inspector.   Treat* disea.-e.s of all domestic animal-.  All sfoek inspecled al Nelson.   Nelson, U. ('.  DR. .1. \\'.Oi;iNLAN, DENTIST- Ollice:   .Mara Iflock.  Haker SI reel. Nel.-on.  WJ. II. HOLMES, C. E.-1'rovineial Land Surveyor.  ���    1J. O. box 8-', Ivaslo, H. 0.  and A���ajer.  A.  II.   HOLDICH���Aimljlieiil Chemisl  J lull si reel. Nel.-on.  Prices to Suit  the Times  9  -5 to  $50,000  .JOHNSON, B.A.S'!.  -Mining    Engineers   and   Analytical   ChemiMs,  Slocan City, Ii. C.  T    C. nU'Il.LfM, B.A.Sc. & W. S.  J .     ���y  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. I'\ fr, A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in caic.li niouMi. .S'njoiiniiii'f  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OK 1-VTH IAS-Nel.-on Lodge. No. '-���:",  ICnigbts of I'ythias. meet-in Ca��tlo hall. Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited to attend.' r  '.John J. Mai.o.vi:, C. 0.  ' Gl-'OICCI-' PaKTI'M'GI". K. of It. & S.  ffrtihunv.  SATUIilJAY'MORNING MARCH II', I81)S  Tin-: gold standard bus been tried in  Japan and disaster lia.s resulted. It has  been existant since lust June, and in that  short time the country has experienced'a  sharp and expensive lesson. ��� Jn the latter  part ol" 1K90, when silver was of recognized  value, the industries ol' Japan were iu a  most nourishing condition, and the supply ol' labor was not equal to the demand.  Wages were so high that complaint was  made thereof by some employers. Farmer  and manufacturer, employer and artisan,  were alike kept busy. Since then, the  gold standard has been adopted and silver  depreciated, aud the whole temper of the  industrial world has changed. Timidity  and uncertainty obtains where courage  and certainty once prevailed. .Many enterprises have been dropped and all have  suffered.    The cotton industry, the chief  On improved or unimproved real estate  FOR SALE OR RHNT���A well established restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying" business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing* of same.  c.    -A-.    ^7vr___-T_____?.___:___-__T    &-    OO-  eneral Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! Yon can make use of water power ��0 miles from your mines with our system.  We, can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them'.  British Columbia Branch Offices      UKo.lLna?XricilNEji3ox'1       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  BRANCH MARKETS    ....    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Ordars by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  has placed its business upon a cash basis. By this  system patrons secure full values in merchandise and  are not called upon to make up any losses for the  bad debts of others.  C. TRAVES, Manager     Baker Street, Nelson  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  Nest railway to lvootenay hike by August.  Thi.s will give the merchants and mine  owners the connection with the eastern  markets they have desired, assuring them  lower rates and speedier transportation.  The -Nelson 6c Redlington road 'wi'! be an  at'complished i'act this summer, and then  this city will be the chief railway centre  in British Columbia, as no less than six  distinct lines will converge here. The  whole south-eastern section ol' the province will be tributary to Xelson���mining, financial, legislative, , judicial, and  commercial. Jt has been slow in coming,  hut has been all the more certain i'or that  raison.   BAST   KOOTENAY   NOTES.  LONDON, ENGLAND  VICTORIA,  B. C.  olesaie Merchants  ippers  LONDON AND BRITISH  HEAD   OFFICE,  LONDON,   ENGLAND.  oue of the country, has  become crippled, j All communications relating to  British  Columbia  business to be addressed  to P. O.  Drawer  and   the   western  countries are ousting  Japanese goods from the markets in China.  The' goods  are   still   worth   their silver  value,' but have to  pay a penalty of ten  per cent iu gold, robbing the employer of  his profits.  China, still clings to .silver and  is waxing   wealthier and stealing Japan's  industries.    The Ji.jo Shimpo, tlie leading  paper of Tokyo, aud of Japau, states, in  its   business   review.of  1S07:    " We can  " speak only in gloomy terms of the year  " just past.    Commercial  alfairs  reached  " their lowest depths of depression.    The  " introduction of thegoldstandard proved  " a,   complete   failure.   Jt   was   to   have  " opened the door to an inflow of foreign  " capital.    Foreign capital has not come  " in.    On the contrary, we have seen an  '��� ever-increasing   preponderance  on  the  "side of  imports, an outflow of specie,  " and a steady fall   in  the  price of  war  " bonds and other securities.    Nor is  this  " all.    The effect of the demonetization of  '��� of  silver has  been    fatal  to  the  most  " promising of all Japan's  industrial  en-  ���' terprises."     Convincing  proof,   indeed,  of the falsity of the single standard assertions,  and   woefully sad  for the  ruined  business  men  of Japan  to  contemplate.  .Sir Thomas Sutherland, chairman of the  P. 6c (). Steamship Company, at their annual   meeting, stated  in speaking of tlie  Mikado's domains:    "Jt is. impossible  to  " prophesy what may be the result of the  " adoption of the gold standard in Japan.  " I imagine we shall see considerable coiu-  " motion in the business ot that country*  "before it  finally settles down.    At  all  " events one good ell'ect will be that, as a'  " gold standard country,'Japan  will be a  " less serious competitor with our inanu-  " facturers than at one time she threal-  " ened to be."   This is an open .confession  of the baseness of the designs of the gold  bugs.    Iii  direct contract to Japan's experience, witness the prosperity of Mexico  under bi-metalism!   No wonder is it that  Japan  suffers, but experience  is  a  hard  taskmaster.  Di-ATii has again robbed the province  of its chief judicial head, and once more  the trappings of woe proclaim the departure, of a great man. Chief Justice  ��� Davie died at Victoria on Monday, of a  complication of troubles, at the very  height of an ambitious and successful  career. Just, two years or so ago lie  ��� stepped int,p the position made vacant by  the death of the lamented sir Matthew  Baillie Begbie, and litis since occupied the  bench witli credit. Sincere mourning is  experienced by the province for Hon. Mr.  Davies demise, for a pronounced public  character has -departed,' a successor for  whom it will be difficult to determine.  Tin- deceased was ever an ambitious man  and was most, politic in everything he  undertook. Bis every step, in public life  was determined, and lie permitted  no ob-  505,  Nelson, British Columbia  J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General  Manager ���   Mr-i   or^M      D    r\  S. S  FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer \   IM CLOU IN,    t>. O.  stacle or difficulty to thwart him. Ju  political life he was noted rather for hi.s  quick and dominant spirit rather than for  oratorical abilities. As a leader, he swayed  his followers as he pleased, and was always the ruler in cabinet councils. As a  friend he was sincere and steadfast, but  resentful as an enemy. Unpretentious  and democratic in life, he yet held firmly  to the superiority of the bench, for the  ermine of which he forfeited greater  fame in political channels. Ex-premier  .Davie was the prominent man of the province, and British Columbia has lost in  his death one of the I'ew. chief men she  has possessed.  TiiHRK is but one Cripple Creek and all  the world knows of it by this time.    Its  riches  have  been loudly proclaimed and  great   i.s   the   wonder   expressed.     Each  month   returns are  sent  out giving  the  production of the mines, and, as a result,  capital is easily influenced and  the population i.s increasing.    With all  the boosting done and with the assistance of every  padding process available, the output for  February is placed at $1,1*10,100.    But this  is totally unreliable and cannot be verified  officially.    West Kootenay, on   the other  hand, can give bona  fide and substantial  figures  as to her monthly exports.    She  does not claim to be a Cripple Creek: she  claims to be a mightier and nobler country, with  resources   barely touched, and  which require no booming, for they speak  for themselves.    For  the  two months of  ISOy, this district has exported   upwards  of $2,000,000 worth of mineral products, or  an   average  of   over $1,000,000 a  month.  These figures can be verified at any time  from official records.   They proclaim that  this is no overrated country, but one of  solidity and advancement.    No  boastiiig  is done of this, and the people and press  speak of it as a matter of course.    Were  this  country  situated  elsewhere  and  in  the hands of noted boomers, such as prevail in Cripple Creek, how great would be  the rush!    It is West Kootenay, however,  and the people are content to have it so.  manage to pull off its combat somewhere  along June, and the government is even  now looking for a. soft place to fall. Public  opinion is decidedly against the mo-"i". unstable legislators in the dominion, and the  only question to be considered for the  election, so far as concerns Hon. Messrs.  Turner, Pooley, Baker, et. al., including  the Dunsmuirs, is one of minority and  not majority. Each and every plea they  could possibly advance for renewed confidence has been rendered null and void  by their actions. The people have grown  tired of blunders, mismanagement aud  general debility, so "it's time for a  change."  Mr. Biiadk.v,  the  labor representative  in the legislature,  elected from  Victoria,  lias given notice to have incorporated in  the mineral act a clause making it necessary for all aliens to  become naturalized  before  holding a   miner's   license,    Year  after year this self-same proposition has  been mooted in  the house, to be  thrown  out promptly by the mining committee.  Strange it is that the members  bringing  forward this obnoxious clause are those  who  understand  its   workings least and  whose  constituencies  do   not experience  to any marked extent the influences  of  the mineral act. Members from the upper  country, where the act is particularly operative, know that the people do not hold  narrow-guage opinions, and wish the province to be run in a liberal spirit. Canada  has  uot  much  investing  capital, and  it  would be foolhardy to put an obstacle in  the way of foreigners with money seeking  to invest  in   the  mines.    It.  would   be  a  much more progressive undertaking to repeal the free miner's license clauseentire-  ly and let till  workmen underground  be  on an equality before the law.  This is a great year for provincial elections, and indications point to a general  upheaval in public opinion. Ontario held  its contest last week, and the rival parties  have not yet satisfactorily figured out  who is who. In Manitoba the elections  are set for July, and, as the separate  school cry has been worn out, the chances  "Joic" Makti.v'.s   friends  iii   Winnipeg  state that he is to enter the arena of provincial politics in British  Columbia, and  will contest one of  the  Vancouver City  constituencies in opposition to the Turner  administration,   Though he will have no  separate school question to engineer here,  his undoubted abilities will  be welcomed  in assisting to drive from office the mass  of incompetency now ruling tit Victoria.  | Mr. Martin is comparatively a new comer  I in the province, vet he.sees, asdoesevery-  ! one else, except the  premier and  his col-  | leagues, that the government is, doomed.  Why go to the expense of an election at  Navigation on the Kootenay is expected  to open about April 1st.  J.' F. Armstrong has been appointed  coroner for the Fort Steele district.  Workmen ou several sections of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway have struck recently for their pay.  The prospects for mining in the camp  were never so bright as at present.  Many applications have been made for  placer ground on Palmer's Bar.  I'Vn-t Steele has a newly formed fire  brigade. It has also a complete waterworks system.  The Le Page, Sunny South, and Bill  Nye claims, near the head of Trail creek,  have been bonded r.o E. B. Hart for $l:"5,_00,  until June .1st. The ore carries galena,  grey copper and gold, and there is plenty  of it. (..Reynolds, A. L. Gueneley and  AV. M. Violet were the locators of the  group.  The Crow's Nest investigation committee, appointed by the dominion government, were taking evidence in Fort Steele  last week. The testimony was largely  against the railway contractors.  In Nelson by August.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company's annual report, issued on Tuesday,  announces that the Crow's Nest Pass 'line  will be completed to lvootenay lake before the end of August. A temporary  connection will be made with Nelson, by  means of a train ferry, whereby a through  train service may be established, pending  the completion of the railway along the  shore of the lake, to that point, a distance  of sixty miles. The maximum gradients  through the Rocky and Selkirk ranges of  mountains are only 1 foot to 100, or barely  one-half the maximum of any other railway crossing either of these ranges. The  company also announce that it is necessary to move ou westward from the Columbia river at Hobson, the western end  of the Canadian Pacific railway line, so as  to reach the Boundary Creek district,  about 100. miles distant. During the present year authority will be asked to make  this expenditure.  Canadian Mining Institute.  Members of the Federated Canadian  Mining Institute assembled in conclave at  the Windsor hotel. Montreal, on AVednes-  day. Among the many papers presented  to the meeting were these: A summary I  of mining in British Columbia, by AA\ A. j  Carlyle: mining law and its bearing on  the development of mines and mining districts. F. C. Loring, of Rossland: the possibilities of smelting in British Columbia,  by 11. A. Hedley, Nelson; the gold bearing reefs and pincers of northern British  Columbia, by W. JI. Merritt, Toronto:  odd notes on mining and smelting, by A.  !;!. Holdich, Nelson; mining machinery in  the Slocan, by 1:1 oward \Vest,Jof New  Denver; notes on sonic West Kootenay  ore bodies, by J. C. (Iwillitn, Slocan City;  mining on the coast of the mainland,  British Columbia, by G. F. Moncton,  Vancouver..   1 Bank1 of B. N. A. Made Money.  On March 1 the half-yearly report of  the Bank of liritish North America was  presented at the general 'meeting of the  shareholders, held in London, England.  There was shown a, net profit of ��30,4:55.  A dividend of 25 shillings per share was  declnred, making a 5 per cent, distribution for the whole year, and placing -��10,-  000 tn the reserve, and carrying forward  ���1*3,727. The report was concurred in and  unanimously adopted.  scotch: whiskies  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol Ha  Huntley Blend  o_3____v_:E--.__.G-:isr es  C.  H. Mumm & Co.     Moet &. Chandon  Carte Blanche < Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Goal  TIN  MINING SUPPLIES  1  PICKS  ORE CARS  AND   AGATEWARE  STEEL       HAMMERS  SHOVELS  ORE BUCKETS  OF   EVERY ��� DESCRIPTION  GOOD ASSORTMENT  SHELF  HARDWARE  AGENTS FOR E. B. EDDY'S PAPER  HAVE IN STOCK  WRAPPING PAPER  PAPER BAGS  TOILET PAPER  PAPER ROLLS  AND CUTTERS FOR SAME  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and Baker Street, Nelson.  Direct from  fashionable  ���Kootenay.  that of   other   st6res  small   bank  account.  New York   io cases of  the most complete and  stock   of   Ladies' and   Gentlemen's   footwear   in  Call and  inspect our stock and  compare  it with  and   see  how   easily   von   can   start a  jyELSON SHOE STORE  W. GRAHAM & CO.  The cheapest place to buy goods is at the store of...  AXD lUCALKlIS IN'  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Ete.    Baker Street, Nelson.  T.  FOOT OF HALL STRKKT.-NJCLSON.  W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  are that farmer Oreenway  will   have to ( a**y   Mr. Turner will  not be represented  lead the opposition.    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ONE   OF  THE  MISSING.
Jerome  Searing,   a   private   soldier   of
General Sherman's army,   then eon fronting the enemy   at  and   about   Kenesaw
mountain, Georgia, turned his back upon
a small group of oflicers,  with  whom he
had  been  talking  in  low tones, stepped
across a light line of earthworks, and disappeared in a forest.    None of the men in
line behind the works had stud a  word to
him, nor had  he  so  much as  nodded   to
them in passing, but all   who saw iindei-
stood   that this brave man had been entrusted with some perilous duty.    Jerome
Searing, though a  private, did  not serve
in the ranks: he was detailed for service
"at   division   headquarters,   being    borne
upon the rolls as an orderly.    " Orderly "
is a'word covering a  multitude of duties.
An  orderly  may  be a messenger, a clerk,
an  'officer's  servant—anything,    lie may
perforin services I'or which no provision is
made   in   orders  and  army   regulations.
Their nature may depend  upon  his aptitude, upon favor, upon accident.    Private
Searing.1 tin     incomparable    marksman,
young—it i.s surprising how young we all
were   in   those   days-hardy,  intelligent
and insensible to fear, was a scout.
The
general commanding his division was not
content to obey orders blindly without
knowing what was in his front, "even
when his command was uot. on detached
service, but formed a fraction of the line
of the army : nor was he satisfied to receive his knowledge of his vis-a-vis
■ through the customary channels: he
wanted to know more than he was tip-
prised of by the corps comuiiinder and
the collisions of pickets and skirmishers.
Hence Jerome Searing—-with his extraordinary daring, his woodcraft, his sharp
eyes and truthful tongue: On this occasion his instructions were simple : to get
as near the enemy's lines as possible and
learn all that he could. '
. In a few moments he had arrived at the
picket line, the men on duty there lying
in groups of from two to four behind
little banks of earth scooped out of the
slight depression in which they lay, their
rifles protruding from the green boughs
with which they had masked their small
defences. The forest extended without a
break toward the front, so solemn and silent that only by an effort of the imagination could it be conceived as populous
with armed men, alert and vigilant- a
forest formidable with possibilities of
battle. I'ausinga moment in one of these
rifle pits to apprise the men of his intention, Searing crept stealthily forward ou
his hands and knees, and was soon lost to
view in a dense thicket of underbrush.
" That is the last of him," said one of
the (men ; ",I wish I had his rifle ; those
fellows will hurt some of us with it."
Searing crept on, taking advantage of
every accident of ground and growth to
give himself better cover. His eyes penetrated everywhere, his ears took note of
every sound. He stilled his breathing,
and at the cracking of a twig beneath his
knee stopped his progress and hugged the
earth, ft was slow work, but not tedious; the danger made it exciting, but
by no physical signs was the excitement
manifest. His pulse was as regular, his
nerves were as steady a.s if he were trying
to trap a sparrow.
'"It seems ti long time,", he thought,
" but I cannot have come very far : I am
still alive."
He smiled at his own. method of estimating distance, and crept forward. A
moment later he suddenly flattened himself upon the earth and lay motionless,
minute after minute. Through a narrow
opening in the bushes he had caught sight
of a small mound of yellow clay—one of
the enemy's rifle pits. After some little
' time he cautiously raised hi.s head, inch
by inch, then his body upon his hands,
spread out on each side of him, air the
while iuteutly regarding the hillock of
clay. In auother moment he was upon
his feet, rifle iu hand, striding rapidly forward with little attempt at concealment.
He had rightly interpreted the signs,
whatever they were; the enemy was
gone.
To assure himself beyond a doubt before
going back to report upon so important a
matter, Searing pushed forward across
the line of abandoned pits, running from
cover to cover in the more open forest, his
eyes vigilant to discover possible stragglers. He came to the edge of a plantation—one of those forlorn, deserted homesteads of the last years of the war, up-
igrown with brambles, ugly with broken
'fences, and desolate with vacant building's, having blank apertures in place of
doors and windows. After a keen reconnaissance from the safe seclusion of a
clump of young pines, Searing ran lightly
across a field and through an orchard to a
small structure which stood apart from
the other farm  buildings, on a slight ele-
vat ' "--"ought would enable
m tn_ . c-'-J -_//>,..,"; <} supposed the
enemy to l_av_ ' l'.y j withdrawing.
This building, which ■..-.! originally consisted of a single room, elevated upon
four posts about ten feet high, was now
little more than a roof; the floor had fallen away, the joists and planks loosely
piled on the ground below or resting on
end at various angles,'not wholly torn
from their fastenings' above. The supporting posts were themselves no longer
vertical, it looked as if the whole edifice
would go down at the touch of a finger.
Concealing himself in the debris of joists
and flooring, Searing looked across the
open ground between hi.s point of view
and ii spur of Kenesaw mountain, n half
mile away. A road leading up and across
this spur was crowded with troops—the
rear guard of the retiring enemy, their
isni\ barrels gleaming in the morning sunlight.
Searing had now learned all that he
could hopeto know. It was his- duty to
return to hi.s own command with all possible speed and report his discovery. But
the gray column of infantry toiling up
the mountain roar! was singularly tempting. His rifle—an ordinary "Springfield,"
but fitted with a. globe sight and hair
trigger--would easily -end it-- ounce ami a
quarter of lead hissing into their midst.'
That would probably not affect the duration and result of the war, but it i« the
business of a soldier to kill. It i.s also hi.s
pleasure if he is a good soldier. Searing
cocked his rifle and •'set" the trigger.
But it was decreed   from   the beginning
of time  that private Searing was not to
murder   anybody   that    bright    summer
morning,-n6- was the Confederate retreat
to  be announced by him.    Kor countless
ages events had been  so matching themselves together in  that wondrous mosaic
to some parts of which, dimly discernible,
we give the name of history, that the acts
which he had in will  would have marred
the harmony of the pattern.
' Some twenty-five years previously the
Power charged with the execution  of the
work  according  to  the design  had  provided against that mischance by causiug
the birth of a certain male child in a little
village   at   the   foot of   the   Carpathian
mountains, had carefully reared it, super-
. vised  its  education,. directed  its desires
into aanilitary channel, and in due time
made  it an  officer  of artillery.    By the
concurrence   of   an   infinite    number    of
favoring influences and their preponderance over an infinite number of opposing
ones,   this  officer of artillery   had   been
made to commit a breach of discipline and
fly from his native country to avoid punishment.    He  had  been directed to New
Orleans (instead  of New York) where a
recruiting   officer   awaited   him   on   the
wharf,    lie was enlisted and  promoted,
and things were so ordered  that he now
commanded a Confederate battery some
three  miles along  the   liue   from   where
Jerome Searing, the Federal scout, stood
cocking his  rifle.    Nothing had been neglected—at every step in the progress of
both ihcs-e men's lives, and in the lives of
their ancestors and contemporaries, and
of the lives of the contemporaries of their
ancestors— the right tiling had  been done
to  bring  about the desired result.    Had
anything  in  all   this vast  concatenation
been  overlooked,  private Searing might
have fired on the retreating Confederates
that.'morning,  and would   perhaps have
missed.    As it fell out, a captain of artillery, having nothing better  to do while
awaiting his turn to" pull but and be off,
amused himself by sighting a field piece
obliquely to his right at what he took to
be some'Federal officers on the crest of a
hill,  and  discharged  it.   The   shot   flew
high of its mark.
As Jerome Searing drew back the hammer of his rifle, and, with his eyes upon
the distant Confederates, considered
where he could plant his shot, with the
best hope of making a widow or an orphan or a childless mother—perhaps all
three, for private Searing, although he
had repeatedly refused promotion, was
not without a certain kind of ambition-
he heard a rushing sound in the air, like
that made by the wings of a great bird
swooping down upon its prey. More
quickly than he could apprehend the gradation; it increased to a hoarse aud horrible, roar, as the missile that made it
sprang at him out of the sky, striking
with a deafening impact one of the posts
supporting the confusion of timbers
above him, smashing, it into matchwood,
and bringing down the crazy edifice with
a loud chitter, in clouds of blinding dust !
Lieutenant Adrian Searing, iiiconunand
of the,picket guard on that part of the
line through which his brother Jerome
had passed on his mission, sat with attentive ears in his breastwork behind the
line. Not the faintest sound escaped
him; the cry of a bird, the barking of a
squirrel, the noise of the wind among the
pines—all were anxiously noted by his
overstrtiinedsen.se. Suddenly, directly in
front of his line, he heard a faint, confused rumble, like the'clutter of a falling
building translated by distance. At the
same moment tin officer approached him
on foot from the rear and saluted.
"Lieutenant," said the aide, "the colonel directs you to move forward your line
and feel tlie enemy if you find him. If
not, continue the advance until directed
to halt. There is reason to think that
the enemy has retreated."
The lieutenant nodded and said nothing: the other officer'retired. In a moment the men, apprised of their duty by
the non-commissioned officers in low
tones, had deployed from their rifle pits
and were moving forward in skirmishing
order, with set teeth and beating hearts.
The lieutenant mechanically looked at
his watch. Six o'clock and eighteen
minutes.
When Jerome Searing recovered consciousness, he did not at once understand
what had occurred. It was, indeed, some
time before he opened his eyes. For a
while he believed that he had died and
been buried, and he tried to recall some
portions of the burial service. He
thought that his wife was kneeling upon
his grave, adding her weight to that of
the earth upon his breast. The two of
them, widow and earth, hud crushed his
coffin. Unless the children should persuade her to go home, he would not much
longer be able to breathe. He felt a sense
of  wrong.    " 1  cannot speak  to her," he
thought; "the dead have no voice :'unri
if J open in j- eyes I shall get" them full of
earth."
He opened his eyes—a great expun-e of
blue sky, rising from a fringe of the n■!■•-'
of tree's. In the foreground, shutting out
some of the trees, a high, dun mound,
angular in outline, and crossed by an intricate, pattern less system" of straight
lines ; in the center a bright ring of metal
— the whole an immeasurable distance
iiwny-ii distance so inconceivably great
that it. fatigued' him, ami he closed his
eyes. The moment that he did so he was
conscious of an insufferable light. A
sound was in his ears like the low. rhythmic thunder of a distant sea breaking in
successive waves upon the beach, and out
of this noise, seeming a part of it, or possibly coming from beyond it, and intermingled with its ceaseless undertone,
came the articulate words: "Jerome
Searing, you are caught like a rat in a
trap-in a trap, trap, trap."
Suddenly there fell a great silence, a
black darkness, an infinite tranquility,
and Jerome Searing, perfectly conscious
of his rathood, and well assured of the,
trap that'he was in, remembered all, and,l
nowise alarmed, again opened his eyes to
reconnoitre, to note the strength of his
enemy, to nlan his defense.
He   was caught in a  reclining, posture,'
hi.s   back   firmly   supported    by   a   solid
beam.   Another lay across his breast, but.
he had been able to shrink a. little away
from   it,   so  that  it, no  longer oppressedI"
him, though it was immovable.    A brace-
joining  it at an angle  had  wedged   him
against a pile of boards on his left, fasten-;
ing the arm on that side.    His legs, slightly parted and straight along the ground,
were covered upward to the knees with a
mass of debris which towered above his
narrow horizon.    Hi.s head was as rigidly
fixed as in a vice ; he could move his eyes,
his chin—no  more.    Only   his  light arm
was partly free.    '" You must help us out
of this," lie said  to it.    But, he could not
get   it   from   under   the    heavy    timber
athwart his chest, nor move it outward'
more than six inches at the elbow.
Searing was not seriously injured, nor
did he suiter pain. A smart rap on tbehead from a flying fragment of the splin-r
tered post, incurred simultaneously with'"
the frightfully sudden shock to the nervous system, had momentarily dazed him.:
His term of unconsciousness, including
the period of recovery, during which he
had had the strange fancies, had probably
not exceeded a few seconds, for the dust;
of the wreck had not wholly cleared
away as he began an intelligent survey of
the situation.
With his partly I'ree right hand he now
tiiedtoget hold of the beam which lay
across, but"'not quite against, his breast.'
Jn no way could he do so. He was'unable'
to depress the shoulder so as to push the
elbow beyond that edge of the timber
which was nearest his knees : failing in
that, he could not raise the forearm and
hand to grasp the beam. The brace that
made au angle with it downward and
backward prevented him from doing anything in that direction, and between it
and his body the space was net half as
wide as the length of his forearm. Ob;_
viously he could not'get "his hand' under
the beam nor over it: he could not. in
fact, touch it at all. Having demonstrated his inability, he desisted, and began to think if he could reach any of the
debris piled upon his legs.
In surveying the mass with a view to
determining that point, hi.s attention was
arrested by what seemed to be a ring of
shining metal immediately in front of his
eyes. It appeared to him at first to surround some perfectly black substance,
and it was .somewhat more than half an
inch in diameter. It suddenly occurred
to his mind that the blackness was simply
shadow, and that the ring was in fact the
mn/.zle of his 'rifle protruding from the
pile of debris. He was hot long in satisfying himself that this was so—if it was a
satisfaction. By closing either eye he
could look a little way along the barrel-
to the point where it was hiddeu by the
rubbish that held it. He could see the
one side, with the corresponding eye, at
apparently the same angle as the other
side with" the other eye. Looking with
the'right eye, the weapon seemed to be
directed at a point to the left of his head,
aud vice versa. He was unable to see the
upper surface of the barrel, but could see
the under surface of the stock at a slight
angle. The piece was. in fact, aimed at
the exact center of his forehead.
In the perception of this circumstance,
in the recollection that just previously to
the mischance of which this uncomfortable situation was the result, he had cocked |
the gun and set the trigger so that a
touch would discharge it. Private Sear-
iug was affected with a feeling of uneasiness. But that was as far as possible
from fear ; he was a brave man, somewhat familiar with the aspect of rifles
from that point of view, and of cannon,
too ; and now he recalled, with something
like amusement, an incident of his experience at the storming of Missionary liidge,
where, walking up to one of the enemy's
embrasures, from which he hud seen a
heavy gun throw charge after charge of
grape among the assailants, he thought
for a moment that the piece had been
withdrawn ; he could see nothing in the
opening but a bra/.en circle. What that
was he had understood just in time to
step aside tis it pitched another peck of
iron down that swarming slope. To face
firearms is one of the commonest incidents
in a soldier's life—firearms, too, with
malevolent eyes blazing behind them.
That is what a soldier is for. Still, private Searing did not altogether relish the
situation, and turned away hi.s eyes.
After groping aimlessly with Ids right
hand for a time, he made an ineffectual
attempt to release his left. Then he tried
to disengage his head, the fixity of which
was the more annoying from his ignorance of what held it. Next he tried to
free his feet, but while exerting the powerful muscles of his legs for that purpose
it occurred to him that a disturbance of
the rubbish which held them might discharge the rifle: how it could have endured what had already befallen it he
could not understand, although memory
assisted him with various instances in
point. One in particular lie recalled, in
which, in a moment of mental abstraction, he had clubbed his rifle and beaten
out another gentleman's brains, observing
afterward that'the weapon which he had
been diligently   swinging by the muzzle
was loaded,  capped  and  at  full   cock—
knowledge of wliich i-ircunistani-e  would
duubtk—- have i-ln-ercd  his aniugoui-i.  to
longer endurance.    He had always smiled
in   recalling   that   blunder of  his " green
aud salad clays " as a soldier, but now he
did not, smile.    He turned  his eyes again
to the muzzle of the gun,  and  for a moment   fancied   that   it   had   moved:     it
seemed sotnesvhat nearer.
Again he looked away.    The tops of the
distant  trees  beyond  the bounds of the
plantation interested him ; he had not before observed   how   light  and   feathery
they se'emed,   nor  i;ow darkly  blue   the
sky   was,   even   among    their   branches,
where they somewhat paled it with their
green:   above   him   it  appeared   almost
black.    " It  will   be   uncomfortably   hot
here," he  thought, tis the day advances'.
I wonder which way I am looking."
Judging  by  such  shadows as he could
see,  he  decided   that   his   face  was   due
north; he  would at  least  not have   the
sun in his eyes, and north—well, that was
toward his wife aud children.
"Bah!"   he   exclaimed   aloud,    "what
have they to do with it?"
He closed his eyes.    " As L can't get out,
1 may as well go to sleep.    The rebels are
gone, and some of our fellows are sure to
stray out here foraging., They'll find me."'
J-tit he did not sleep.    Gradually he became sensible of a pain in his forehead—
a  dull  ache, hardly perceptible at  first,
but growing more  and more uncomfortable.    He ouened his eyes and it was gone
—closed   them   and   it returned.     "The
devil!" he said,  irrelevantly, and stared
again at  the sky.'*   He heard the singing
of birds, the strange metallic note of the
meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades.    lie fell into pleasant memories of his childhood, played again with
his  brother and  sister, raced across the
fields,  shouting  to alarm  tho'serlentary
larks, entered the somber forest beyond,
and   with timid steps followed the faiut
path to Ghost Hock, standing at last with
audible   heart   throbs   before   the   Dead
Man's Cave and seeking to penetrate its
awful mystery.    Por the first time he observed  that  the opening of the haunted
cavern was encircled by a ring of metal.
Theu all else vanished and left him gazing
into the barrel of his rifle as before.    But
whereas before it had seemed nearer, now
it seemed an inconceivable distance away
and  all   the  more sinister  for that.    lie
cried out,  and, startled by something in
his  own   voice—the note of fear—lied to
himself in denial: " Lf I don't sing out J
may stay here till J die."
He now  made  no  further attempt  to
evade the menacing stare of the gun barrel.    If  he  turned  away his eyes an instant it  was  to look  for  assistance (although he could not see the ground on
either side the  r.uin).  and  he permitted
them to  return, obedient to the imperative   fascination.    Jf he  closed  them,  it
was  from   weariness,  and   instantly  the
poignant  pain  iu hi.s forehead—the prophecy and  menace of the bullet—forced
him to reopen them.
The tension of nerve and brain was too
severe; nature came to'his relief with intervals   of   iTnconsciousness.        Reviving
from one of these, he became sensible of a
sharp, smarting   pain in his right hand,
and when he worked his fingers together
or rubbed his palm with them he could
feel that they were wet and slippery.   He
could not see the hand, but he knew the
sensation: it was running blood.     In his
delirium he had beaten it against the jagged fragments of the wreck, had clutched
it full of splinters.    He resolved that he
would meet his fate more manly.   He was
a plaiu, common soldier, had no religion
aud  not much philosophy; he could  not
die like a hero, with great and wise last
words,  even   if   there  were  someone  to
hear them, but he could die" game," and
he  would.    But if he  could  only know
when to expect the shot!   ;:.'.■..........-
Some rats which had probably inhabited the shed came,sneaking aud scampering about. < One of them.mounted the pile
of debris that held the rifle : another followed, and another. Searing regarded
them at first with indifference, then with
frieudly, interest; then, as the thought
flashed into his bewildered, mind that
they hiight touch the trigger of his rifle,
he screamed at them to go away. "It's
no business of yours ! " he cried.
The creatures left; they would return
later, attack his face, gnaw away his
nose, cut his throat—he knew that, but he
hoped by that time to be dead.
Nothing could now unfix his gaze from
the little ring of metal with its black interior. The pain in his forehead was
fierce and constant. He felt it gradually
penetrating, the brain more und more
deeply, until tit last its progress was arrested by the wood at the back of his
head. It grew -momentarily more insufferable; he began wantonly beating his
lacerated hand 'against the splinters again
to counteract that horrible ache. It
seemed to throb with a slow, regular recurrence, each pulsation sharper than the
preceding, and sometimes he cried out.
thinking he felt tfie fatal bullet. Xo
thoughts of home, of wife and children,
of country, of glory. The whole record
of .memory was effaced. The world had
passed away—not a vestige remained.
Here in this confusion of timbers and
boards is the sole universe. Here is immortality in time—each pain an everlasting life.   The throbs tick'off eternities.
Jerome Searing, the man of courage,
the formidable enemy, the strong, resolute warrior, was as pale .as a ghost. His
jaw Was fallen ; his eyes protruded ; he
trembled in every liber; a cold sweat
bt»thed his entire body ; he screamed with
fear. He was not insane—he was terrified.
In groping about with his torn and
bleeding hand he seized ut last a strip of
board, and. pulling, felt it give way. It
lay parallel with his body, and by bending his elbow tis much as the contracted
space would permit, he could draw it a
few inches at a time. Finally it was altogether loosened from the wreckage covering his legs: he could lift it clear of the
ground its whole length. A groat hope
came into his mind : 'perhaps he could
work it upward, that is to say backward,
far enough to lift the end and push aside
the rifle; or, if that were too tightly
wedged, so hold the strip of board as to
deflect  the  bullet.    With  this object he
parsed it backward inch by inch, hardly
daring to i'reM'he lest that act somehow
defeat hi- i*i"cut, and more than ever unable :,i r •••>>.>•<• his eyes froth the rifle,
which ujig.ii perhaps now hasten to improve its waning opportunity. Something at least had been gained : in the occupation of hi.s mind in this attempt at
self-defence he was less sensible of the
pain in hi.s head and had ceased to
scream. But he was still dreadfully
frightened and his teeth rattled like castanets.
The strip of board ceased to move to
the suiisiou of hi.s hand. He tugged at it
with,-ill his strength, changed the direction of its length all he could, but it had
met some extended obstruction behind
him, and the end in front, was still too far
away to clear the pile of debris and reach
the muzzle of the gun. it extended, indeed, nearly a.s far as the trigger guard,
which, uncovered by the rubbish, he
could imperfectly see with his right eye.
He tried to,break the strip with his hand,
but had no leverage. Perceiving his defeat, all 'his* terror returned, augmented
tenfold. The black aperture of the rifle
appeared to threaten a sharper und more
imminent death in punishment of his rebellion. The track of the bullet, through
his head ached with an iutenser anguish.
He began to tremble again.
Suddenly he became composed. His
tremor subsided. He clinched his teet.li
aud drew down his eyebrows. He had
not exhausted his means of defense: a
new design had shaped itself- in his mind
—another plan of battle.,- Raising the
front end of the strip of board, he carefully pushed it forward cthrough the
wreckage at,-the side of the rifle until it
pressed against the trigger guard. Then
he moved the end slowly outward until he
could feel that it' had cleared it, then,
closing his eyes, thrust it against the trigger with all ins strength! There was no
explosion : the rifle had been discharged
us it dropped from his hand when the
building fell. But Jerome .Searing was
dead.
A line of Federal skirmishers swept
across the plantation toward the mountain. They passed on both sides of the
wrecked building, observing nothing. At
a short distance in their rear came their
^commander. Lieutenant Adrian Searing.
He casts his eyes curiously upon the ruin
and sees a dead body half buried in
boards and timbers, it i.s so covered with
dust that its clothingis Confederate gray,
its face is yellowish white; the cheeks
are fallen in. the temples sunken, too, with
sharp ridges about them, making the
forehead forbiddingly narrow': the upper
lip, slightly lifted, shows the white teeth,
rigidly clinched. The hair is heavy with
moisture, the face as wet as the dewy
grass all about. From his point of view
the officer does not observe the rifle; the
man was apparently killed by the fall of
the building.
" Dead a week," said the officer curtly,
moving on, mechanically pulling out his
watch as if to verify his estimate of time.
Six o'clock.and forty minutes.
Spokane-Kaslo Company's   Property Sold.
H. Giegerich, of   Lvuslo,   purchased   the
property   of the   Spokane-Kaslo  Mining
Company, which was sold at public auction here last week by .deputy sheriff
Robinson. Considerable work has been
done nit the group, and', the' purchaser,
'made.a good buy.
Spokane Fails & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Tr*e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson at\d Rossland, aqd
,   ■ Spokarje and Rosslaqd.
heave
-:•.'() a.m..
II. l.'i u. tu
8:00 n. m..
DAILY'EXCEPT SUNDAYS.
 NKLSON  	
 ROSSLAND	
 Sl'OivANK	
Arrive
. ...):.'(.•-. p.m.
..2:fto p. in.
, ..t>:4(i p.m.
Passengers for Kettle liiver unci Boundary Creek con-
ncut nl Marcus with stage dnily.
APPLICATION ' FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.
XPERT HORSESHOEING
Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to
fay a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all kj'nds of repairing
ai\d custom work, from outside points
SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Hall S-ts. flelson.
Ii you hsive uny bird.-; you wish to have stutl'cd,
anil deer, heads'or miller.-' lo mount, or uny
other work in the taxidermist.V lino see George
Shiell. '    ■'■-.'- ■ '     '
A 1,1.   WORK   LKI T  .AT   W.   I'.   TKKTZKI.   ,*   CO.'S
imt.'G STORK PROMPTLY ATTKMlKl) TO
^HE • TREMONT
_sr_3X-SO_sr
M.-I-OM'" & TUKCilLI-US. Proprietors.
la one of the besl hotels hi Toad Mountain district, and
in the headquarters   or prospectors and minors.
3VETJ
IC
lii.-truetions   given   on   the   violin.   Mandolin  or
lianjo.    Terms liensoiinlile.   Orchestra furnished
for all occasions.
r'lcAXK  Ii. HAHPKIi. Trmnonl. Ilol.nl. NYl.-on.
_£__. O- z_±tv\t_a_:rt
Koont li, Clements & Hillyer Bloel;, .N'elson
isro ti c5_±r
, Notice is hereby given that W. J. G. Dickson
has no authority to sell lots, receive or collect
moneys for me. J. R. HULL.
ISTOTICE.
The annual nieel intf of Ihe subscribers Id Ihe ICootcnay
Luke General Hospital rforielv, will he held in L'ooni I*.
in the Turner & lioccke Hlock. on Tuesday, Ihe .Sth of
March, al ',1 \>. in. o'clock to receive the report for I he past
year, and to eleel six director^. All sub-cribers of ?10
per annum are entitled lo vote.
.milX A. TI'IIN'KK'. .•*-'■-crelnry.
Notice i« lierebj ffiven that application will be made
to the legislative assembly of the province of JiriLi.sh Columbia, at it.'* next ncv-ion. for an act io incorporate a
company lo build, construct, equip, maintain and operate
a line or lines of railway of standard or narrow e;iiai;e,,
for the purpose of carrying freight and passengers from
a point on the north fihore of the West, Arm of lvootenay
lake.at or near the Cily of Nelson, thence along lhe .-aid
arm to Six-mile creek: Ihence following Six-mile creek
lo a point at or near the divide between Lemon and
Springer creeks, in the district of vv"esl lvootenay and
province aforesaid, with iiowcr to equip, construct,
operate* and maintain branch lines to any mine or mines
or other points whatever within a radius of thirty miles
from any pointalong the line of i-aid rail war or lerminus
thereof: and all necessary bridges, road ways and ferries,
and to build, own and maintain wharves, steamboats,
and docks in connection therewith: and wilh power of
using in the operation of said railway or any of ils
branches, .steam, electricity or oiliernioi ive power: with
the power to build, equip, main lain and oner.it o telegraph
andtelephone lines in connection with the said railway
and branches: and forlhel ransniission of messages for lhe
public and commercial purposes: and lo genomic electricity for,th'e supply of light, heal and power: and wilh power
to expropriate lands for the puroososof the conipany. and
to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges, donations, loans or
oLheraids from any government, municipal corporations,
or other person or persons 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 such
roads, railways, ferries, steamboats and wharves built by
lhe company: and wiLh power to lease, make ira/lic or
other arrangements willi railway, steam boar, or other
companies and for all other u.siial and necessary or incidental powers, rights and privileges in anv way conducive to the attainment of the above objeefs or any of
them.       .IOHi\ KLLIOT, .Solicitor for the Applicants.
Dated at, Xelson,  Urili-h Columbia,  this _!)ih day of
December, A. IJ. 1897. [Jniiunrv 1st]
SHERIFF'S   SALE.
West  l-onti'iisi*
Province of Hrilish Columbia, Xelson.
to-wit:
By virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of l.'ie
county court of Koolenay, nt Nelson, at lhe suit of llobert
Macdonald and Neil Macdomild, plaintiffs, and to me
directed against the goods and chattels of .1. 1<\ Armstrong, oflicial administrator of the estate of John D. McMillan, deceased, defendant, I have seized and taken in
execution all the right, lille and interest of said defendant in the ,"'Yusomile" and "Homestake" mineral
claims situated in the Ainsworth mining division and recorded in the mining recorder's ofliceaL the city of ICa-lu,
II. C, to recover lhe sum of $1,0.1.25, amount of -said execution, besides shcri IPs poundage' and all Other legal
costs and incidental expenses, all of which f shall expose
for sale, or sulllcient thereof to satisfy said judgment
debt and costs, at tlie front of lhe courthouse. Nelson. B.
C on the tilth day of March, A. 1). ISSIS, at the hour of 11
o'clock in the forenoon.
No'i'K: rntendine; purchasers will satisfy themselves
as lo interest and title of said defendants.
WILLIAM P. IIOBINSON. Deputv Sheriff.
Dated at Kaslo, II. C, February 2(Jt li, 1S!)S.      [>Iar ath]
NOTICE   OF   TIMBER   LIMIT.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after dale we
intend to apply to lhe chief commissioner of lands aud
works for ii special license to cut timber on the following
described lands: Commencing -it a I'Ost phinicfl on Six-
mile creek trail about. :iO<j yards north from a small lake
on Summit creek, marked S. E. corner post of G. K.
Kosterand George Giilies timber limit, thence running
about north 50 degrees east, KM chains along the eu-t
side of. Lemon creek, thence north "ft decrees, wesl 02
elniins crossing "Leinon creek, thence south l.'i degrees,
west KiO chains along the wesl hank of Lemon creek,
crossing the second north fork of Lemon crock, thence
souIh 75 degrees, east 02 chains crossing Lemon creek to
the place of beginning, containing lOuO acres more or le.-s.
CI. K.-KOSTKB,
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Dated January 5th, IS'.IS. |January -illhi
Notice     of
Application    for
Improvements.
Certificate    of
SXOWSl.lDie 31 I.NICIiA r, CLAIM. SITUATK IN Til K Xl"l,_<J.\" M IX-
'• '    I NO    DIVISION   OK WICST    ICOOTKN.\V . IJISiTHKT.    AND
I.OCATICI)    ON   WILD   HOUSE   t'ltKKI-   AII(>l."T (INK   Mil.'-'
I-'HO.M  TIIK TOWN OK  VJIIK."
Take notice-that I, J. A. Kirk, acting as agent for
Itobort Kulton.Dodd, free miner's certificate No.Ufif'U, intend sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply lothe mining recorder fora certificate of improvements, for lhe purpose of oblaining a crown grant of the above claim. And
further take notice that action, under section 'Al. must be
commenced before the issuance of such certillcate of improvements. J. A. KIRK.
Dated this llth day of January, IS9S.     . [January loth|
Notice of Application   to   Lease   Land. ,
1 hereby give notice that thirty days afler tin's dale I intend lo apply lo the assistant commissioner of lands and
works, for a lease, of UK) acres of land for a term-.of
twenty-one years, for the purpose of opening up and
working a stone quarrv.
ARCHIE MA.INWA RING JOHNSON.
Dated at Nelson. January .'(1st. 1S9S. [Feb..*.th|
DKSCKIITIO.V.
Commencing al. a post, marked "A. M.-J.'s S. K. corner."
on the west bank of Crawford hay about one mile south
of Crawford creek, thence west 10 chains, Ihence north
III chains, thence east forty chains, more or less to the
west bank of Crawford hay; thence southerly following
ihe sinuosities of the shore line of s'lid Crawford bay lo
the point of commencement, containing l(>0 acres more
or less.
Notice of Application to Purchase Land
.Sixly days after date. I intend to apply to the chief
commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described lands.
KKSCKIITION.
Commencing at a post planted "_<K| feel easterly from
railway iu Slocan river valley and about, ten miles from
Junction, marked W. II. D.'sS. E. corner, thence north
81) chains, thence west III chains, thence south SO chains,
Ihence east 10 ehains. to point of commencement, containing :t-0 acres more or less. W. H. l'OWSIXG.
Dated Xelson. H. C. December iitli. lS'JT.        [Dee. Uth|
Notice of Application  For  Liquor  License.
I hereby give notice that :I0 days from thisdate I intend
lo apply to the stipendary magistrate at   Nelson. West
ICuolenay district, for a license to sell liquor by retail at
inv hotel'al Coat River, or (Armstrong's   Ijiiidiinrl. H. C.
' PRANK  TWOMULY.
Dated al. Nelson. II. C, Kcbrunry 3rd. LSilS.
CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON
APPOINTMENT OF COLLECTOR AND WATER COMMISSIONER
Applications for Ihenppointmcnt. ol collectoraud water
commissioner may he .sent iu to the cily clerk marked
"Application for Collectorship. Sic," up to noon, Monday.
February _SI h. I SIM. The applicant appointed will he required lo enter into a bond with sureties in the sum of
JjOOO.    Hy order .1. K. STKACIIAX. Cily Clerk.
Xelson,' British Columbia. February ISth. I8!IS.
CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON
NOTICE
.Section II of By-law No.!), of tile City of Xelson. reads
as follows:
II. It shall be ihe duly of any occupant nf any building fronting on any -licet wiihin the city to keep the
sidewalk in front, of such building in a proper state of
cleanliness, and no occupant shall place the sweepings or
ashes from his premises on the puhlic streets.
JOIIX  HOt'_TON. Mayor.
Xelson, H. (.'.. December Hist. ISI7.
RAW   FUR   Htificr1"
I the undersigned, representing Joseph L'lhnanu. of St.
I'aiil, Xew York, and London. Kngland. wish lo inform
my friends and ths public generally that I do uot intend
to'travel as heretofore, tho-e favoring mo with shipments
uf raw furs can rely nn fair treatment, and prompt returns assured.    Write for price list.
C. W. BALDWIN, Winnipeg, Manitota.
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.    'i _   j' -~_<? *    - i _.; ���:_  Mi  LT1E   TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 12,' L89K.  LOCAL   NEWS , AND   GOSSIP.  Tlieo. Mad-on, of ihi-- city, anil J7()  ' others, Jim ve petit iourd the yovrnimriit  to anipiul t,li _ inuiiii-ipal clmi-os ae.t. ,_riv-  inp* .full power to iminicip-il ('Ouneils to  pass by-laws for liuensinfr. reyulatinp and  governing traiisinut traders and other  persons who occupy preini^es in the municipality lor temporary periods, and who  may.offer goods or n'iercliandi.--e of tiny  description for sale by auction, or in any  other manner, conducted by themselve-,  or by a licen.-ed auctioneer, or otherwise.  Ed Atherton's general store business at  Sandon has been taken over by the 1_. J*.  Arhertnn Co., I.id.. wit,h ,*t capital of $20,-  000, in $"50 _hare-;. Sitndon is the headquarters.  Dr. Milloy, Saudou's leading dentist, returned on .Monday from a three months'  visit to hi.s family in Toronto. He came,  in via-Spokane. Hi.s family will probably  take up their residence in New Denver tor  the summer.  D. M. Car-ley's high-class family journal  has made its initial appearance i'rom Victoria, under the. appellation of The Nation.  The summer time table of the sailings  of the International Navigation 6c Trading. Co.'s steamers goes into effect on  March lo.  The Vernon itnd Nelson Telephone Co.'s  line to Grand Fork's -will be in operation  in 30 days.  New Denver people haye.'petitioned the .  government  for   $-'i,000   to   improve   the  .wagon road to Three Forks.  W. Smith, tin employe in the government office at Kaslo, under John Keen,  has been suspended.  William C. Gen/.el and Belle Adams,  both of Nelson, were married by Rev.  Robert Frew at his residence on Tuesday.  Court of revision for the city assessment  roll will be held on April IS.  Steamer Halys was the first boat to  reach Bonner's Ferry this season.  . Hugh Davidson and Margaret Jane Mc-  Kee, both of Langley, were married at  the Hotel Phair on March Uth by Rev.  Robert Frew.  The regular monthly meeting of the  Ladies' Hospital Aid Society was held in  the Presbyterian church on Monday, with  a good attendance of members.  Capt. W. AVardroper and family have  left New Denver to reside in Victoria.  The Slocan River railway was blocked  up for several days by reason of a bad  mudslide about six miles up from the  Junction. Protective works are now be-  iug constructed.  D. McKay, of New Denver, is giving up  the mercantile business to go into the employ of the C.P.R. as steward on the  steamer-Lytton. He was here on Monday  arranging affairs with Port S to ward  .Brown, and entered on hi.s new duties ou  Wednesday.  The certificate of incorporation is  gazetted this week of the Knights of Pythias Building and Investment", Co., Ltd..  of Nelson. Capital stock/$10,000, iu $;"5  shares.  J. D. Graham, of Revelstoke, and .1. II.  Senkler and ]_. Bloomfield, of Vancouver,  are applying for an act of incorporation  ��� to build a railway from Albert Canyon to  Revelstoke, via north fork of lllecillewaet, Downie creek and Columbia river.  An exploded lamp caused a slight fire  in the Kaslo city hall on Sunday evening.  Steamer Alberta is undergoing repairs  at Kaslo.  The Kootenaian is now the official organ  of the city of Kaslo.  Capt. Clelaud, late of Collingwood, will  have charge of the little steamer Denver,  which will be used on this lake by the  C. P. R. as a survey boat.  D. McArthur has the contract for building the C. P. R. transfer wharf, ife secured a pile driving plant from the  Jenckes Machine Co., of Rossland.  Henry Stege has sold his Slocan hotel in  New Denver to Clarence Teasdale. The  former, with T. Avison as partner, has  leased the Newmarket, which has been  idle for some time.  Next Friday evening the Ladies' Aid  Society of the Presbyterian church will  hold a musical and literary entertainment. A programme of the very choicest  will be presented.  Thursday, at midnight, the Columbia 6c  Western, railway was taken over by the  C. P. R., and will now be operated as part  of their system.  J. Crawford, an aged landscape gardener, and well known in the city, was buried  Thursday. Rev. R. Frew and the Oddfellows officiating at the grave.  Police Magistrate Crease had two cases  before him this week.    One of them was a  specimen of snakes, which was permitted  to go. 'and the other was Nels Nelson,  fined $10 for assaulting E. Enstead.  The C. P. R. has men employed grading  '���out.a new siding for the transfer wharf  to be constructed alongside their present  landing place.  YV. O'Louglilin. representing the Consolidated   Stationery   Co.,   of   Winnipeg,  came in on Thursday on his regular  spring trip. ,  Tenders are being invited for th^ excavation and basement of the new Oddfellows' block.  A communication from .). li. McArthur,  of Rossland. will appear in next issue.  flew Veilings In  Creat Variety  New Shirt Waists  Sizes 32 to 42  _3.__.____3__- sx:e,:__:__T, ,_sr_3__,so_-sr  Early   Spring   Novelties   in   all   Departments  Silk finished Henrietttas, black lustres, alpacas, rich brocades  in, all colors and, combinations, and choice designs in  French and British organdie muslins, lace and grenadine  effects, new Ifnglish prints and percales, white-Swiss spotted and'tucked muslins.  Our stock in boots and. shoe's is now-complete, with latest American and  Canadian styles. Also see onr latest arrival in men's English and New  York hats and caps.     Drop a postal card for samples of our. new goods  'repared Kalsomine.a_.il Beady 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.  Our Stock of Groceries Teas aqd Coffees  Is new and fresh, and added to every week by arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west and east. We buy for Cash in large  quantities, and can give our customers the .benefit of good buying.  We make a specialty of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and everything in these lines kept in season.  We also carrv a large line of  All S^inds of Glassware arid Crockery  Which includes a full line of Stoneware, Cooking Vessels, Crocks,  jugs,flower pots, milk and cake pans, etc., chamber sets, plain  white and fancy decorated. Elegant 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. Bat-  glassware in full stock���in fact, everything in the line of Queens-  ware, Crockery and Glassware.  Fop First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  _3-__-I_:E_--   STREET,    _-T__.__,SOIST  J. It. Co.stigan, (.���_. C. of McLeod and  Calgary, solicitor for the C. P. II. before  the Crow's Nest Pass investigation committee, was here this week. He is thinking of locating in Nelson.  Rossland's civic committee at Victoria  have obtained promises from the government for almost everything asked.  Nelson's real estate is assessed at $800,-  000, and the improvements at $'327,000. A  levy of six mills will be made ou the former and five on the latter.  A petition is being circulated in the  north for a wagon road up the north fork  of Lardeau creek, to cost $10,000.  Bruce White, manager of the Slocan  Star mine, was in the city on Monday.  " Shady " Giegerich, ot Sandon. has re-,  turned from a prolonged visit to tin Eastern States.  Hev. Robert Frew exchanged pulpits  with Hev. A. Gaudier, of Rossland, last  Sunday.  J.iev. JMr. Akehurst resumed his duties  at the Episcopalian church on Sunday, after a pleasure trip to England.  Will purchase the east half of  Lot 9, Block 1, and improvements. The ground is 25x120  feet, and is improved py buildings that rent for $75.00 a  month.  For I'mllici' particiiliir.- apply lo  John Houston.  Xelson. 1!. C,  March 11, IS'IS.  CORPORATION   OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  NOTICE   OF  COURT  OF REVISION.  Notice; is hereby ^iveii Unit the lirst. sitlinf- of tin:court  of revision appointed by the council of the City ol'Nels,in.  for hearing nil complaint's fi,i?iiiiist the iis-c..��incut for  the current, year, as made by the a.-scssor of the said  cilv. will bo held in the council chamber, Xel on, on  Monday, the ISih day of A pril. 18! W, at 10 o'clock a. in.  J...If. STKACIIAX, City Clerk.  Xelson. li. C. March 7l.li, IS!IS. [.Vlarch l.thj  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of British  Columbia, Xelson. West Kootenay,  to-uit:  By virtue of a warrant, of execution issued out of the  .Supreme Court of British Columbia al. the suit of the  North fork .Mining Company. Limited. plaintiU's, the  Maud S. and Hen Hassan Mining Conipany, Limited, defendants, and to mi! dirccled against, tin; goods and chattels: of tliu plaiiitills, the Xorl.li Fork .Mining Company,  Limited, I have seized and taken :n execution all the  right, title nnd interest of said plaintiffs in the 'Miami!!,"  " Aberdeen "and " In vern-ss " mineral claims, situate on  tlie hoi tli fork of llie Salmon river, in llie Nelson mining  division, and recorded in the. mining recorder's ollice at  tlie city of Nelson, H. (.'.. lo recover tin: Mini of ��78 SI7.  amount of said execution, besides interest, .slierilf's  poundage and all other legal costs and incidental expenses, all of which I .-hall expose for sale, or sullieieiit  then of lo satisfy said judgment, debt and costs, ut tlie  front of the court house in the city of N'elson, H. C. on  the Hllli day of March. A. I).. ISllS, at the hour of 11  o'clock in the forenoon.  NoTK.-Mutoiuiiiig purchasers will salisl'y themselves  as to interest and til In of said defendants.  VVII.IJAM  I'. UOHIN'.SOX, Deputy Sheri/I'.  Daiod at. Xelson. March Nth. I��IS. j.Mnr 12)  SOLD CHEAP  DURING   FEBRUARY  If. you are in   dead   earnest  about the   saving* of   25; OEJNTre_ON  THE DOLLAR  in the buying- of your footwear just take the trouble  to come here and investigate  tlie way we are selling so  many lines of desirable and  seasonable shoes . . .   Opposite Hudson's Buy Company's Store.  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,  "which 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 G-iant Powder Company.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  O  ��  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,  Itreet, Nelson, B. C.  We are now Showing the Latest Designs in Spring Cashmere Materials, and  Blouse Silks, Table Linens, Hollands and Sheetings at the Lowest Prices.  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