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 G_el> 9-1
Provincial Library
Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer
of   Mineral    Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,
Copper,  Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for
the Investor in Producing Mines.
APK 5   1894
Already Completed or Under Construction anJ
Steamboat    _-!.-._»«   in   Operation   Make   the
Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.
Napoleon Fitzstubbs Appointed Distributing:
Collector of Voters for the District, and W.
J. Goepel collector for the South Riding.
Tlie Redistribution Hill passed tlie house
on the 20th instant and received assent of
, tlie lieutenant-governor on tho-Ist. Tlie
boundaries of tlie two ridings into which
West Kootenay i.s divided are given below, as are also tlie sections of the bill relating to the collection, registration, and
distribution of voters. W. .J. (ioepel lias
been appointed collector of voters I'or the
south riding. Napoleon Fitzstubbs is
designated as the distributing collector
for the district. Ill very voter in tlie district should read the following sections of
the bill, in order that they become posted
as to its provisions:	
North riding of West Kootenay shall
comprise all that portion of the said district of West Kootenay which lies to the
north and west of a line commencing at
the intersection of the international
boundary line with the Columbia river;
thence northerly following the said Columbia river to the mouth of the Kootenay river: thence in a northerly direction
to the summit of the mountain range between the Slocan river and Arrow lake;
thence northerly following the -summit of
said range to the i30t.Ii parallel of latitude;
thence northerly following the summit of
tlie watershed between Upper Arrow
lake and the Lardo river to a. point halfway between Trout lake and .-Kootenay
lake; thence east to the summit of the
range between the Lardo river and Upper
Kootenay lake; thence northerly following the summit of the watershed between-.•
the Lardo riverand Duncan river to its
intersection witli the east boundary of
tho said district hear-the'source of Duncan
South riding of West Kootenay shall
comprise all that -portion of the said district not included in the north riding of
thesaid district. _______
5. Forthwith on the passage of this
Act the register of voters for the electoral
districts as existing before tiie passage of
th is Act sha 11 be closed.a .nd the lieu teii-
ant-governor-in-council shall appoint a
person--to be collector for each electoral
district as hereinbefore created and defined, and it shall be the duty of the new
collectors to be 'appointed under this Act,
in addition to the duties laid down in,the
■'I'rovineial Voters' Act," or otherwise required to be performed by law, to make
up new registers of voters for the several
districts for which they shall be so appointed.
7. The closed registers, and other books
and papers as aforesaid, for the former
'districts of Lillooet, Yale, Westminster,
Victoria, The Islands, West Kootenay,
and Nanaimo shall be delivered to or retained by such collectors as may be appointed by the lieutenant-governor-in-
council, who shall be designated '"distributing collectors." There shall be six of
such distributing collectors, that is to say:
One in the town of Clinton; one in the
town'of'Kamloops; one in the city of New
Westminster; one in either North or
South Victoria; one in Nelson; and one in
the city of Nanaimo, and it shall be the
duty of each distributing collector, in conjunction with the collector or collectors of
tlie new divisions of or extensions of the
former district in which he isdistributing
collector, to scrutinijee the closed register
applicable to the particular district, and
in the first place to drop therefrom tlie
names of all those persons whom they
cannot find to be resident within the
limits to which the closed register applied,
or within any enlargement or extension
thereof under the provisions of this Act,
and anyone who appears to be a resident
in any other district in the province shall
be notified by the distributingcodector to
the collector of voters in the newly-constituted district where the voter resides,
and the collector of voters in such last-
liientioned district, if satisfied that such
voter is entitled to be enrolled in such district, shall place his name upon tlie register. The remaining names shall then be
distributed by transferring the name ol
each voter to the register of voters for the
newly-constituted district in which he resides. The collectors shall deal similarly
with all applications to be placed upon
tlie register of voters which sliall have
been received before the coming into force
of this Act from any person entitled to be
registered as a voter, who sliall not have
been entered upon the register.
(S. The work of distributing the names,
as in the preceding paragraph mentioned,
shall be proceeded with all convenient
dispatch after the coming into force of
this Act, and when concluded tlie distributing col lector shall forthwith publish for
two successive issues in tlie Hritish Columbia Gazette, of wliich a copy sliall be
sent by the queen's printer to each postmaster in the district, and shall also publish in a weekly newspaper circulating in
the district, and shall also post on the
nearest court house (a) the date on which
he concluded his distribution, (b) the list
of those who have been dropped from the
register, (c) the distribution of the other
names which appeared upon the closed
list, and of those having sent in their
claims to vote before the coming into
force of the Act whose names shall not
then have been placed upon the register
of voters.
0. Any person, or the agent or friend of
any person, who it is claimed has been
wrongfully dropped   from   the   register.
may apply to the distributing collector at
any time within four weeks after the first
publication in the British Columbia. Gazette of the notice required by section S
of this Act (but not afterwards) to have
the name of any such person restored to
the register, and the distributing collector
shall, if satisfied of tho identity of the
person so dropped from the register and
that he is a resident within the limits of
the former district, orof an enlargement
or extension thereof under the provisions
of this Act, and is otherwise entitled to be
registered tis a voter, direct his name to
be inserted in the register of voters for
the newly-constituted district iu which
such voter is resident.
12. Every collector who is nob satisfied
as to any person's right to enrolment on
the register, which it is such collector's
duty to prepare, is hereby empowered to
require such person to answer the interrogatories contained iu schedule A to this
Act, and unless such person satisfactorily
answers such interrogatories, the collector shall not insert his name on the register, and if it has been .so inserted, shall
expunge it therefrom.
- (I.) The interrogatories shall, in the
discretion of the collector, be administered
by him personally, at such time and place
as he may, either verbally or in writing,
appoint, or the collector may forward, by
mail or otherwise, written or printed interrogatories to the person, addressed to
such person's last known place of abode,
for such person to answer in presence of a
subscribing witness.
(2.) Every distributing collector shall
have the powers given to collectors by
this section, so as to enable him to satisfy
himself as to the right of any person to be
enrolled on any list or register under his
I.'-. Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, no applicant for registration as
a provincial voter shall, after the passing
of this act, be listed or registered as such
voter, unless and until he shall have made
satisfactory answers to such interrogatories in the manner provided by the last
preceding section of this Act. Such
answers'may be"given either in the presence of the collector, or of some other
credible person a.s a witness, but in either
case must be subscribed by the applicant
and by the witness.
Tl. Any■ person'who shall make any
wilfully false answer to such interrogatories, or any of them, shall be liable, on
summary conviction by any '-police or
stipendiary magistrate, or any two justices of the peace having; territorial jurisdiction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars and costs and not less than
twenty-five dollars and_ costs, and in..default of payment to inTprisoiiihent, with
or without hard labor, for any term not
exceeding two months or to both fine and
imprisonment, in the discretion of the
convicting court.
15. Every collector shall keep' the
answers to all interrogatories on file in
his oflice, subject to any regulations that
may be made by the lieutenant-governor
in council requiring their transmission to
any judge, lchiming officer, or other person, or any other disposition to be made
of them whatsoever.
10. Every collector shall, on or before
the loth of June next, hold a court of revision for the purpose of hearing the
claims of any persons who allege, that
their names have been improperly struck
off. or omitted from the list, aiid shall
have power to insert the name of any
persons who, by evidence on oath, which
the collector is hereby empowered to administer, satisfy him that they are entitled to have their names inserted.
(1.) At least three weeks' notice of the
holding of such court or court shall be
published in the manner provided by subsection (f.) of section 0 of the "Provincial
Voters' Act," except as to time.
(2.) The register as revised shall'be certified by the collector as correct and dated,
and shall constitute the register of provincial voters for the 'particular district
until, under the provisions of subsection
(f.) of. section (5 of the "'Provincial Voters
Act," the list shall be again revised. .Such
list, so revised under this section, shall be
forwarded to the queen's printer, who
shall cause as many copies thereof to be
printed a.s may be required for the purposes of the Act.
17. In the performance of his duties,
every collector and distributing collector
shall have power and is hereby required,
whenever necessary, to demand and receive such information from the registrar-
general, or any registrar of births, deaths,
and marriages, or any constable or peace
oflicer, or any person in the public service,
or any mayor, reeve, clerk or other officer
of any municipality, or any other person
whomsoever, as may enable him to identify any person, or to ascertain the residence of any person, or to ascertain
whether any person is dead or has left his
district, or is under any disability, or is
qualified   or  disqualified   as an   elector.
tained or omitted, as the case may require. The judge, or acting judge, shall
be at once notified of such appeal, and the
same shall be brought on for hearing at
the earliest time when the judge can sit
to dispose of the same, which he may do
in a summary manner: and in default of
being so brought on shall be deemed to
have been abandoned. An appeal shall
not stay the collector in completing or certifying his register, or in doing or completing any other matter or thing required by law, but after so completing or
certifying his registrar he shall amend
the same if the decision of the court of
appeal shall require it.
21. Where any impediment, misfeasance, or omission shall have happened in
the preparation or transmission or printing or publication of any list or register
or other document, of what kind soever,
the lieutenant-governor in council may
take all such measures as may be necessary for removing such impediment or
rectifying such misfeasance or supplying
such omission.
21. So spirituous or fermented liquors
or strong drinks shall be sold, given or
provided at any hotel, tavern, shop, or
other .place within the limits of any electoral district during the whole of the polling day at any election for a member or
members to serve in the legislative assembly of this province: and every one
who violates tlie provisions of this section
shall be liable, for every such offence, to
a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars and costs, and to imprisonment for a
term not exceeding six months, iu default
of payment of such penalty.
'"()." At the final count the returning
officer shall examine ballots rejected by
the several presiding officers, and shall
scrutinize the marked copies of tho register of voters received from the several
deputy returning officers for the purpose
of ascertaining whether any person has.,
voted more than once, and the decision of
the returning officer at the final count as
to any question arising in respect of any
ballot paper shall be final, subject to reversal on petition questioning, the election
on return."
Ki\UOI,I..Mi:.\T Ai.   l-l-OVINCI-il.  VOTUKS. .
1. What is your Christian name, .'surname, place of residence (street and
number,'if any, of the house in which
you live), anrl occupation ?
2. Are you of the full age of twenty-
one years?    ■     - /
3. Are you a natural-born or ""natural-"
ized subject, and which?
... 4. . Have you ever taken the oath of allegiance to any foreign state or been
naturalized as a subject of a foreign
state, and if so have you since been
naturalized as a British subject, and
when and where?
5. Have you resided in the province of
British Columbia for twelve months
prior to the date of your application
to be registered as a. provincial voter?
0. Hjn*e you resided or had your chief
place of abode in this electoral district
for a continuous period.of two months
prior'to this date? If not in this district, in what(if any) electoral district?
7. Are you now registered a.s a provincial voter in any electoral district
in British Columbia? (If the answer
be yes).    In what district?
8. Do you now reside in the district for
which-you apply-to-be registered as a
provincial voter?
On what premises do you reside?
Witness: ' (A. B.)
The above interrogatories may be varied
to suit the circumstances, and if administered under section 12 of this Act and not
administered personally by the collector
shall be prefaced by this notice viz.:
"To A. B. of the ' of (his last
known place of abode):
"Take notice that I, the undersigned,
collector for the electoral district of
am not satisfied as to your
qualification to be enrolled as a provincial voter for said district, and
hereby require you to answer the following interrogatories, either personally at my office or before a subscribing witness, and to transmit the same,
with such answers thereto as will
show that you are entitled to be enrolled as aforesaid, to me at my office
at -      , on or before the
day of IS   , otherwise you will
not be enrolled as a voter as aforesaid
(or, as the case may be, your name
will be expunged from the list of
voters for said district).
C. D., collector.
An Independent Paper Regards the Proposed
Bill as Highly Objectionable.
The following is reprinted from The
Province, a weekly paper printed at Victoria and credited as independent in treating all questions that concern the welfare
of the province.
We have given the most careful consideration to the bill respecting the Nakusp
it Slocan railway, which was read for the
first time on the (ith March and has been
under discussion during the last week,
prior to the second reading. We must
confess ourselves unable to grasp its true
meaning, or to give it that support which
measures for the good of the country
should be entitled to. Nor are we altogether free from a suspicion as to the
bona fides of the proposed undertaking.
At the commencement of its dealings
with the company known as the Nakusp
6c Slocan railway company, the government was evidently in a tentative frame
of mind. Wefind, first the provision that
the interest at -1 per cent on the bonds ol
the company to the extent of $25,000 per
mile may be guaranteed, which, over
thirty-seven miles of road, reaches a total
of $025,000, or an annual liability to the
Iirovince for twenty-live years of $37,000.
Next follows an alternative option consisting of a guarantee of capital and interest at the rate of Jp 17,-500 per mile, or a
.liability to the province of $047,500 in ■
.capital and $25,900 annually iu interest for
twenty-five years.
Then again, there i.s a clause authorizing
.the government to make advances to the
company at the rate of *1 per cent instead
of guaranteeing their bonds, but the
amount they are so authorized to advance
does not appear to be specified or limited,
and, therefore, the libility to the province
is a matter equally indefinite. " ""
From the nature of the bill now before
the house it would appear that the government 'finally made up its' mind and
elected in favor of the option under which
it has to guarantee the company at the
■rate of $17,500 per mile,-both'', hi.''capital
and interest.
Now who are the parties with whom the
''government'has contracted, and what is
- their financial capacity to carry out their
important engagements? We are constrained to admit that the only guarantees offered by the company are those-
afforded by the government itself. We
have arrived at the conclusion that with
thegovern men t at its back, the company
is a very strong combination indeed, but
we doubt very much whether the com-
j.any,-if -deprived--of provincial support,
could adduce satisfactory evidence of inherent financial strength. We think that
we, ourselves, under the conditions,of the
existing agreement, or anybody else, for
that matter, acquainted with the rudiments of business, would have no difficulty in financing a. scheme of this nature
with no greater amount of capital at command than would be involved in a liberal
allowance for telegraphic communication,
with London or other inonied centers.
There is very little doubt that the company is not a-railway company tit all' in
the true sense of the term, it acts as a
broker, pure and simple, a broker, moreover, for  whose intervention   there does
a halt, for if the people build such a line
they should own it. As it stands the proposed agreement is highly objectionable,
if uot suspicious, and it looks as though
it were only a blanket under which dollars
are passing hidden from the public eye.
early always 10 per cent of the actual    "-jement of  the   Columbia & Kootenny
-lling  price aud not 10 per cent of the    Steam Navigation Company; this spring
the company's first steamer would have
And any person who. on being required
by any collector to give; any such information, does not give all information in
his power, shall be liable on summary conviction to ti. fine not exceeding one hun-
dved dollars and costs and not less than
ten dollars and costs.
IS. Every collector shall reject every
application to be enrolled unless the same
contains full particulars of the place of
tlie applicant's residence, whereby such
applicant's whereabouts may be easily ascertained,
10. Any person dissatisfied with tho decision of the collector of voters in leaving
any name oil', or placing any name on, the
register, may, within forty-eight hours
after the decision complained of, give
written notice to the collector of appeal
to the county court judge having,jurisdiction in the district, and such judge, orauy
acting judge, shall thereupon forthwith
hear and determine such appeal, and may
direct   the   name   in  question   fo be re-
An Amendment that Should be Voted Down,
"When a holder of a mineral claim has
taken out his certificate of improvements,
he cannot record any transfer of his rights
in the said claim until he obtains his
crown   grant."   Minister-of-mines   Baker
would have the .Mineral Act amended  so.
as to conform to the above-quoted words.
Section -II of the .Mineral Act roads:
•II. If the holder (if a mint-nil cliiiiu. aftx-i- applying for
a --I'tillt-ilu of iiiipi-o .'uinutils. slmll null and li.uisfoi-.-ucli
claim to ii free iiiiiu:r, upon siiti. fiu't. >ry proof of such sale
anil ti-ansfci-hciiif,' made lothe yuld coiiimissinnei-, the
ni.w holder nf the elaini slmll he entitled to u .orlilh-.;ite
<if improvements in his own name. And if a. sale and
transfer shall he made to any person or company after a
eertilk-ate of improvement shall liaveheen issued, upon
proper proof of such sale and transfer heiiitf made t.o I he
satisfaction of the chief comniissioiierof laiidsand works,
the crown grant shall issue to the new holder of the
.Section II is simple and works well, and
mining men have not asked for its repeal.
If the certificate of improvement feature
of the Mineral Act is a good one. why
mutilate it with amendments that can
only work a hardship on the claim holder?
If it be a bad one, why not repeal it altogether? The amendment of the minister
of mines should be voted down, for the
one reason that it will hamper the sale of
claims, and any legislation that has that
tendency i.s both unwise and unjust-.
not appear to be any necessity.   The gov-
ern=ent  takes  all the  risk, it should be
entitled to all the profit.   But what does
it get?   Only the questionable-option for
two years of purchasing from the company
at the price of $-.-.,200, less than a half interest  (19   per   cent)   in   a   railway constructed by itself.  But this sum of $50,200
is curiously enough half of the subsidy
from the Dominion government that the
company would be entitled to. on completion  of the road.    In   other   words, the
actual value of  the company is $1.18,-100,
though   by its   act-of  incorporation   its
nominal capital is fixed at $1,__00,000.  Was
this actual value(?) arrived at between
the contracting parties on a sound basis,
or was it not simply'determined  by the
amount forthcoming from the Dominion
exchequer, the only cash iu sight, that is
to say the sum of $-'.2(.() per. mile or, again
those significant and   suggestive  figures.
$118,-100:*'    If   this   actual   value(?)    were
arrived    at   on    a   sounder    basis    than
that    suggested,     what    basis     was    it
that produced such a remarkable coincidence in figures?    What has the company
done for Hritish Columbia that before two
years it should receive   from   the   people
the sum of $5.),200 and half a railway line
wliich it did not construct, or at the end
of   twenty-five   years    be   the  absolute
owner of that railway and   the whole of
the subsidy a.s well ?    If the company has
done anything wliich should entitle it to
be considered on a philanthropic basis it
had better produce evidence of these acts,
but when it evinces a desire to partake of
the public "loa-ves and  fishes" its qualifications should be closely scrutinized.   Are
we quite sure that it has even itself put
up the equivalent of  the subsidy in the
Bank of Hritish Columbia ?    Is the rumor
worthy  of  credence   that   this  sum   has
been advanced by I hi- contractors of the
line?    Doubtless it may'be as the premier
said   "fortunate"   that   in   the   wilds   of
Kootenay he happened to meet a "gentleman connected with one of the strongest
financial   houses   in   London,"   who   convinced him of the undesirability of issuing
interest guaranteed bonds, but it is at the
some time rcgretable that he did not communicate with the agent general in London whose duty, if he has any, is  to aet
as a linancial   link   between   the government and centers of capital and be ready
to  open   up   negotiations  in  matters  demanding immediate attention, such as the
premier   has    described    the   agreement
under consideration to be.
If the government proposes to make; a
present of a railway line or half a railway
line built with the peonies money, to a
speculative corporation, it is time to call
All Brought   About  Because of Not Knowing
How Deals are Arranged.
The Guelph (Ontario) Mercury gives apparent   facts   regarding   the  trouble  in
which W. II. Brandon of New Denver has
become involved over a deal for the Canadian group of claims in Slocan district.
If the Guelph men knew just a little bit
about  how sales of   "mines" are made,
they     would     not    have   gone    to   the
trouble of hiring a lawyer to work  up a
ease against Brandon.   The 'price stipulated in a bond, nine times in ten, is not
the selling price; and the amount of the
cash   payment   to   bind   the   bargain   is
selling price and not 10 per
price stipulated in the bond. ThkTi-IHUNK
does not know what sum Brandon and
Adams received from the party to whom
they bonded the Canadian group, but the
chances are that Brandon diil not get
what his Guelph partners think he did.
Following is Tlie Mercury article:
"Considerable interest has been aroused
in the city in connection with  the operations   of    company   which   was   formed
some two years ago for the purpose   of
prospecting for silver ore  in   the mining
districts of British Columbia..    Jt appears
that in the spring of 1802 W. H. Brandon,
who has had experience as a mining prospector, was about leaving here for British
Columbia when he ".met James C. Keleher,
who'-., offered to   take an   interest  in the
operations upon the terms that he should
advance the funds  necessary for  the undertaking and in return receive four-fifths
of the profits, Mr. Brandon receiving.one-
'fifth for  his   work.   Mr.   Keleher  afterwards divided  his   interests with  Alexander McLaehlan.  commercial  traveller,
David  Martin,   bookkeeper,   and Daniel
Brandon,  a brother of W.- H.  Brandon,
giving each of the mone-lifth interest, in
return for which  they were each   to   indemnify Mr. Keleher to. the extent of one-
fifth of the moneys advanced by him antl
be'eiititled to one-fifth of the profits.   No
partnership, was entered into   or   incorporated company formed, but the parties
interested were generally known as The
Guelph   Mining   Company.    Mr.  Kelehei
Columbia & Kootenay Railway Once More
Has Trains Moving: Over Its Entire Length
of Twenty-Eight Miles.
Two notable events occurred this week.
The steamer Spokane made the run
through to Bonner's Ferry and the Columbia 6c Kootenay railway was thrown wide
open from Nelson to Bobson. The Spokane had no difficulty in getting through
to the Ferry, as the river had been free
from ice for several days. Bonner's Ferry
was found quiet, but hopeful. Public
opinion had changed somewhat, too. Last
spring the people of that town could not
say anything too harsh against the man-
advanced Mr. Brandon $200 oil his leaving
Guelph   in    May,   1802,   and   about   two
months afterwards accepted and paid Mr.
Brandon's draft for $200 more, and   in the
fall accepted and paid a further draft of
$200 more, making in all  a total advance
to Brandon of $000.    In November of the
same   year   Mr.    Brandon    returned    to
Guelph, and as a result of his  efforts imported tlmt he had located two properties,
one ofj which he called the Fred  ilendley
and the other the Adams, discovered  by
hini while working with one M. P. Adams,
a prospector who  was equally interested
with him.    He was instructed  to dispose
of the interests without delay.    As a. re-
result Mr. Brandon made an agreement to
sell the interest in the .Fred ilendley, by
wliich he would receive $250, out of which
he paid Mr. Keleher $175.    Besides this he
made an agreement, in conjunction with
Adams, by which they were to dispose of
their interests ■ in   wha-t  is-known as the
Canadian Group, of which the Adams was
one, for $11,000. of which there  would be
payable   to   Brandon   about   $8,500.    On
this agreement $-3,500 was  paid, of wliich
Brandon   was entitled   to   antl   received
$1000   net.    This   amount,   less   $100   deducted by  Brandon for commission, was
divided between the five parties in March
of  last year,  which,  with  the  previous
$175. made altogether returned by Brandon  $1075, and  a clear profit within ten
months from the first advance of $175, or
$!)5 each.    With this all parties were well
pleased and felt their venture had been a
success, especially as they wero to receive
some $7000 more on the 15th of .July when
the  balance of the purchase money wa.s
to   be   paid.   .Sometime   afterwards   Mr.
Martin and Mr. McLaehlan were informed
that Mr. Brandon  was, under the agreement for the sale of the Canadian group,
absolutely' entitled   to $20,5(X),  and they
brought an  action   here  in   the   queen's
bench division of the high court of justice
on   the   Ist  of May  last to recover their
shares on  this basis, but the fiction  was
not proceeded with.    They then  brought
an   action   in  the   supreme   court of the
province of British   Columbia   to obtain
au injunction against Brandon and Adams
carrying out  the agreement for the sale
of tlie Canadian group, and to have an account taken of what .is due to the different parties, and this acLion i.s to lie held
tit X ictoria. A I'ew months ago Mr. Martin
went to British Columbia for the purpose
of  investigating   the  position   of affairs,
and he aud   Brandon returned  to-Guelph
about   two   weeks ago.    Mr. Martin now
claims that W. II. Brandon received $1000
on the side of the Canadian  group  more
than Brandon admits, and has instituted
nroreediiigs   in   the   police  court  against
iiini to recover $S(X), the shares to which
the company are entitled.    In the meantime  the  property   remains  unsold,   the
purchasers refusing to deal   until  the affair is settled.    Mr.   Keleher and   Daniel
Brandon do not take any part in tint proceedings, being.satisfied to take whatever
it appears they are entitled to."
A Competing Line.
The Nelson iV Fort Sheppard railway,
in connection with eastern lines, is now
making the same rate on all classes of
freight from fill eastern Canadian points
a.s is made bv the Canadian I'aeifie
been welcomed by a torchlight procession
and a brass band, had there been a brass
, band in the town and enough men to form
a procession. Until the Nelson i.s overhauled, the Spokane will make two trips
a week to Bonner's Ferry, leaving Nelson
on Tuesday and Friday "mornings. Next
week the .steamer Columbia will begin
running between Trail and Northport,
and there is enough ore at the former
place to keep her on that run until the
water rises in the river at Revelstoke. As
yet, there is no perceptible rise in either
the Columbia river or in'Kootenay lake.
The track of the Columbia 6c Kootenay
was cleared of ice and other obstructions
the fore part of the week, and a train was
got through to Robson without more serious mishap than ditching a box-car or
two. The Nelson & Fort Sheppard has
eighty men and a steam shovel at work
on a mild slide on Beaver creek, and it is
thought the road will be clear of all obstructions by Tuesday. Wednesday's
train was delayed about thirty hours, but
it is expected that tonight's train will not
be more than two hours late. The Great
Northern is also having trouble with mud
slides both east and west of Bonner's
Ferry. Men are at Avork clearing the
right-of-way'between Five-mile point and
Nelson, and grading is likely to be commenced early in April.
A Mine Manager Gone "Wrong.
Last fall H.H. St. John of Spokane resigned his position as city ticket agent of
the Great Northern railway and took a
trip   through   the  Slocan   country.    Returning   to   Spokane   a  deal   was made
whereby he acquired a two-thirds interest
in the Idaho, a well-known Slocan mine.
Having  the controlling interest, he was
made., manager at the mine, and at once
efforts were made to make shipments of
ore, as the mine was considerably in debt
for .  labor    and     supplies.  ,    Shipments
were made, but returns were not received
as.soon  as  expected,  and, St. John  had
to resort to issuing checks on a bank in
which'he had no funds.    He also diverted
money  paid  him   by  the owner  of   the
other   third     interest     from     the    uses
for-which--it  was intended; and, on  the
whole, St.  John's methods while in  the
Slocan  were  not such as are customary
finiong men who do business on the square.
Finally,    New   Denver   began   to  get   a
little   too   warm, and  for some (lays  he
walked- the   streets  of 'Kaslo   with   the
knowledge that he would be arrester!   the
moment he put his foot on a boat to leave
the country.    The opening of the Bonner's
Ferry route gave him his chance, and   he
made a moonlight flitting from  Kaslo on
the steam-tug Idaho, whicli he chartered
for the purpose on /'Tuesday night.   The
government-was in 'immediate communication with  Bonner's Ferry, and St. John
wa.s arrested on Wednesday at Rathdrum,
where he i.s now awaiting the arrival of
extradition papers. The attorney-general
is considering whether the crown should
step iu and extradite him  or not.    If the
crown does  not act, it   is   possible   that
some of St. John's victims will.
The following are the delegates-elect to
the convention to he held at Nelson on
April llth: Kaslo — R. F. Green, Adam
McKay, S. I'. Tuck, Arthur Goodenough,
Alfred Cameron. S. .1. Henderson, and
Robert McDonald. Watson W. F. Flagcr.
Three Forks - II. II. Pitts find J. W. Lowes.
New Denver- William Hunter, W. R.
Will, and A. Midlines. Silverton-Thoinns
Ardeil. Ainsworth- Thomas Mi-Govern.
Hugh McLeod, aud Frank L. Fitch. I'ilot
Bay David Clark. Balfour- W. N. Gallop. Toad Mountain--D. II. McLean. It
is not known who wits elected at Rvkert's.
and provisions will have to be made for a
delegate I'roin Waneta. as that precinct
is now in the south riding.
Did Not Look at Mines.
Of late the Vancouver World has not
had n word to say about the Nakusp it
Slocan railway deal, but occasionally it
prints ii letter intended to bolster up that
transaction. E. I'. Dunn, who holds a
free miner's certificate (15 7( >•';>) antl claims
to be a West Kootenny miner, writes that
•'premier Davie came to West Kootenay,
looked at the mines, talked to the miners,
and was shown where he would have to
give cheaper means of communication or
thecountry would go broke. Neither .Mr.
Cotton nor Beavcu has been as yet up to
the mines." No; neither has Mr. Davie,
notwithstanding Mr. Dunn's statement to
the contrarv.
^^w■-■OT^^^lr^vv':'^■^*yJ:.■'c""v^^■^■y^wy*^^v^^^7.■^^_".■^'v *", >,v--'-L^i"Vii-iri"w^y*nr*»w'""*'V!r--'*:r ■^™tw-.i.■*-*•■'■"'■•yf_y--A- ■?-f.-^--.-wv-'*K'.'''-j""'^i''t- y^'vg^.'■'^^^»:^^'^_^■T^'^»^-^v*;^T-T-_H■'^-|H''^<'-!!'^%J.}\^J,i'^\'\s^\"'-"'^tr^.7^*y.j^'^™x}t7^e7vrirTVn'''? "_,..•.■•■ !'*P'v:"K^.TT?rywV_f-:--:_'*^ |fil____JS____&-  THE  TllIBOTE:   NELSON,  E.G., SATUEDAY,  MARCH  31,   1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by John  Houston & Co., unci will bo mailed Lo sub-criber..  on payment of Oxk Doi.i.ak a year. No subscription  taken for less than a year.  REGULAR ADVERTISEMENTS printed at the following rates: One ineli, $Ati a year; two inelies,  SCO a year; three inches ��81 a year; four inches.  $[K> a year; five inches, ��105 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of ��1.50 ah inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS' 20 cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Birth,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 2ft cents a  line eaeh insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  everv month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to ���  THE TRIBUM-. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  D   LaBAU,  M.D.���Phvsician and Surgeon.   Rooms 3  ���   and 4 Houston block,, Nelson.   Telephone  ll_.  LR. HARRISON, 13. A.���Barrister and Attorney at  ��� Law (of the province of Now Brunswick), Conveyancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Aflldavits  for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc. Oilices���  AVard street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelson, B.C.  SATURDAY  MORNING.   MARCH''31, tS'JI  A   PITIABLE   ATTITUDE.  There is something pitiable about-  the  efforts of the government to prove to the  people of West lvootenay that it is acting  i'or the best interests of the country.   But  not more  pitiable  than   the attitude  of  some of its supporters whose one reason  for standing by the government is their  eagerness to apply their  hungry lips to  the government  feeding  bottle.   Let  us  continue to support the government that  the supply of pup may be undiminished.  And   the    government   reechoes,   "Continue to support me and the supply of pap  -will not run dry."   By all means let  us  leave the province in the hands of a government whicli  allows the  people to be  robbed by railroad and land speculators,  which  not only exploits  its present resources but is not afraid to dip its hands  into the proceeds of future industry, and  to present for the attention of the capitalist and immigrant the alluring prospect of taking over a  business already  heavily involved.    If we do not the appropriations  for  public works are liable to  drop from $5 to $1 per head per annum..  Surely this argument is a little too thin.  The Davie government has been liberal  in the matter of appropriations.   It imagines that it can bribe the people with  their own money, and win their gratitude  by giving thein a dollar with one hand  Avhile it steals  ten from  them with the  other.    The most glaring instance of this  policy is to be seen in the Slocan country  today.   The government first entered the  Slocan  country as   an   enterprising real  estate speculator and land grabber.   And  possessing the power it was soon able to  declare a land   monopoly round   Slocan  lake.   It chose the site of Sew Denver,  then known as Eldorado, as the best site  for a government town.    Speeches were  made in the house which had, and were  intended to have, the direct effect of inflating the value of real estate there, and  a. luimber of lots were sold ata high price  before the government let drop its monopoly.  But now the government has gone into  another business���that of building railways���particularly the Nakusp & Slocan  railway.   And  round the  financing and  construction of this railway has grouped  more .jobbery and pettifogging chicanery  thau enough.    But that is a department  where it is very easy to cover up the  tracks,   and   Theodore  Davie   exercised  great ingenuity and address in doing so  only the other day.   But he was careful  to   say   nothing   about   the   real   estate  schemes of the rail way promoters, for there  is a case of goveramental treason so manifest, of corruption so palpable, that it admits of neither extenuation, concealment,  nor   defence.     The   government   baekeil  New Denver and now it turns over to the  Nakusp'& Slocan  railway promoters the  business of trying to injure and rob the  very people whom its own advertisement-  attracted to invest. A townsite some three  miles from New Denver is chosen, neither  as convenient to the mines on Carpenter  creek nor as suitable for a  center to  the  camps of Silverton, Three Forks, and Sandon creek; a place where no human being  desirious of doing business in  the Slocan  district, or interested in the  mines there,  would ever dream of locating; but which,  backed as it is by railway credit, will  attract a certain amount of outside capital  to the detriment both of the investor and  of the country.    If the Nakusp A. Slocan  railway   is   being   built   to    benefit   the  country and not to  enrich  its promoters  as a first and main  object, why i.s it that  these promoters are suffered to act in direct  antagonism to the interests of the people  for  the furtherance of tlieir own?   The  government could easily have  prevented  this outrage had it been  so  disposed.    It  has  not done   so.    It falls back   instead  upon the great doctrine of pap.    It sends  its agent  to  New  Denver,   interested   in  which are a large number of citizens and  voters, with instructions to square  these  people.    The way iu which those  instructions were carried out, was, like most of  captain Fitzstubbs's methods, a little peculiar.    But that i.s  not the point.   The  point is that   the   government imagines  that by a little money spent on  the community it can gloss overtho outrage and  injustice nf chartered  freebooters.     But  the people of this country don't want pap;  they want fair dealing. If they.get that  they can feed themselves. And that is  what before very long the government i.s  likely to find out.  "CINCHERS"   AND   "GRABBERS."  The Miner says that premier Davie is  fighting a hard battle for the people of  Nelson against powerful opposing inter-  terests, and cites Gilbert Malcolm Sproat  as its authority. As a matter of fact, the  ���premier,-hi opposing the granting of a  charter to The Hall Mines, Limited, and  in holding on to the $2..,000-bon'd put up by  the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard railway, is  working against the best interests of Nelson, and directly in the interest of two or  three of the worst "cinchers" and "grabbers" ������that ever; lived in any district, not  barring oven .John Andrew Mara and  Frank .S til well. Barnard. The "cinchers"  and "grabbers" in whose interest the premier is. working, obtained by some means  title to 100 acres of land adjoining the  townsite of Nelson. This land is not  worth a dollar an acre, .and its present  value will never' be'increased through any  efforts of the individuals who own it. If  it ever becomes of value, it will be  through the enterprise of the men who  build< railways like the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard and promote industrial enterprises like The Hall 'Mines,; Limited. It is  understood these "cinchers" and "grabbers" are sore at the Nelson 6c Fort She])-,  paid because that road was not run  through their land, and the reason that it  was not so run was because $35,000 was  demanded for a right-of-way. A pretty  steep price for a right-of-way through a  piece of worthless land. It is also understood that $50,000 is the price asked for  a right-of-way and a terminal site for  The Hall Mines, Limited, tramway and  reduction works. These "cinchers" and  "grabbers" are well known in West Kootenay, and every town in which-they have  landed interests has suffered through the  policy pursued by them. They "grabbed"  the townsite of Kevelstoke; they  "cinched" everybody they could at  Sproat's Landing, and are trying tlie same  game at Nelson; they attempted to "grab"  the townsite of New Denver; and as long  as they live they will be "cinchers" and  "grabbers," for it is not in them to be  anything else.  Premier Davie's personal, organ at  Nelson says, "the mock convention, of  " which so much has been heard, has  "dwindled to "local "meetings "of the fac-  " tiou Avhich opposes Mr. Davie, and  " would set British subjects by the ears  " who have common interests in good  " government." Yes; the British subjects  who object to the convention have, no  doubt, common interests in good government, but, somehow, they want to do all  the governing ; they do not care to share  the governing power with other British  subjects, who also have common interests  in good government. That the convention  is what tlie organ would have it appear is  best 'disproved by the result of the primary election on Saturday. Kaslo polled  170 votes in favor of the convention, Nelson 97, New Denver 59, Three Forks 50,  Watson IS, Silverton 10 ; or a total of 410  votes; with Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour,  Rykerts', and Toad Mountain to hear  from. "    '   'Vancouver Isi.ani), according to au  English paper, is a part of British Columbia that is slowly but surely being  rendered fit for white settlement through  the efforts of missionaries. Says the English paper: "Time was, and that not  " very long ago, when the Kwagutl In-  " dians, of Vancouver Island, were rightly  " regardeda'as an exceedingly savage and  " depraved'tribe, but latterly a great im-.  " provement has been effected in their  " morals and general condition. A brace  " of church missionaries have for some  " time  past been  laboring sedulously in  " the north part of Vancouver, and al-  " ready a great change for the better is  " apparent among tlie natives. Thecoun-  " try is opening up to white settlement  " rather rapidly too, and this dovelop-  " ment will now receive an impetus from  " the recent establishment of steamship  " communication between Vancouver and  " the Australian colonies." The missionaries that are doing the greater part of  the civilizing on Vancouver Island fire the  brainy, enterprising men who have taken  up their residence fit a city called Van-  couver.   Pke.miku I.AVii.is unfortunate in the  selection of agents in West Kootenay.  His choice for member of the south riding  could only be elected if struck by lightning, and the man who has undertaken  to run the campaign for hini, although an  old hand, is distrusted by the people to  such an extent that his advocacy of any  man or measure has the same withering  effect that a simoon wind has on acorn-  field.    W.-iiSTKR defines "founder" as "one  "who founds, establishes, and erects;  "one who lays a foundation; an author;  " one from whom anything originates;  " one who endows." Therefore, in claiming to be the "founder" of Nelson, Gilbert  .Malcolm Sprout is in error.   The town was '  founded by Arthur Bunting; established  by the discovery of mineral on Toad  mountain ; erected by such men as John  F. Ward, Denny 6c Devine, and Lemon 6c  iliune. Mr. Sproat has never laid a foundation in-the town; has not been the  author of a pamphlet or letter of merit  since taking-, up his residence here; has  Originated nothing other than opposition  to-various enterprises that would result  in the town being benefited: and the  ���only'endowment he is known to have  made was a ten-dollar one to the Slocan  river trail. ��� No; Gilbert Malcolm Sproat is  not the founder of Nelson.  JOSEPH   WHITEHEAD.  Reminiscences   of  a   Man   Closely   Connected.  ���With'Railroad History. ���  The   death    of    the -veteran.'., railroad  builder,  Joseph Whitehead,  at Clinton,  Ontario, removes from this sphere one of  the .most noted men in the history of railroading.    He was aged 82.    The most interesting parts Of Mr. Whitehead's railroading   reminiscences   were   those   eon-  .nected with the beginning of railroading,  in England under George Stephenson.  Mr.  Whitehead began railroading when he was  ten years of age as a driver on the coal  tramways near Darlington.    The occasion  of the building of the road from Darlington to Stockton was to get cheap means of  transport for coal to the seaboard.    This  line'was twenty-five miles long, find was  built by Quaker mine owners headed by  Edward Pease, a celebrity of the time, in  the place of a canal  they contemplated  building.    Stephenson talked them  over  to the idea of a railroad, and then a struggle began that lasted for several years before a charter could be secured.  The road  was ..opposed   by   all   classes   of   people.  Laborers thought that it  would   throw  everybody out of work; the landed  proprietors objected  because it would ruin  their   fox   covers.    Farmers   thought   it  would burn  their stacks and farms, and  preachers talked against it from the-pulpit, because it mocked God''by bringing  places  nearer together than He ever'intended they should be.    On this account  much of Stephenson's preliminary surveying had to be done by moonlight.   When  the   charter : was    finally    granted    the  roadbed    was   constructed   on    a   somewhat   different   plan    i'roin    that    pursued at present.   The rails were laid on  two  foot blocks of wood and  were kept  from-spreading .solely1 by the weight of  the ballast.    The first engine constructed  was   the "���'Locomotion,''   which   weighed  about   twelve   tons   and   had   but   four  wheels.    The water tank  was '.made  out  of a hogshead.    On this engine  the erstwhile driver of the tram became the first  fireman.       The    road    was     completed:  throughout  its whole length before tlie  first train Avas ���run over it,  and on   the  opening the  route  was lined with miles  and miles of people'eager'to see  the iron  horse.    The  little engine made   the   run  successfully, and proved   that   it   would  not do all evil things commonly'reported  of it.    The speed of these  early engines  was  not   tremendous.    "What   was   the  rate of speed,"said Mr. Whitehead to are-  porter ; "well, that depended on the wind.  If  we had a   heavy head wind on a little  grade we often came stock still and had to  wait until the wind weutdown.    At other  times Ave used to run about ten or twelve  iniles an hour."   The next   engine   built  was the Enterprise, and after this Stephenson's   success   was   complete.      From  that time onward   he was   employed   in  constructing  roads in  all  parts  of England and on the continent.    The first trip,  of the Locomotion was made on  September 20th, 1S25.    Strange as it may appear,  although  many other things about railroad construction have  been altered, the  gauge of the first line of railway ever.laid  down,--!  feet Si inches,   has become the  standard gauge of the world.  As a contractor Mr. AVhitehead built a  large part of the Caledonian railway in  Scotland, the whole of the Goderich 6c  Buffalo, Section B of the Canadian Pacific,  the Emerson branch of the Canadian Pacific, and several other short roads in Ontario. Mr. Whitehead was a Reformer in  politics, but never held oflice other than  mayor of Clinton, the town to which he  retired Avhen he quit railroading. His  sou, "Charlie" Whitehead, Avas also a well-  known railroad man. He built the west  end of the Columbia & Kootenay in 1890,  and Avas afterwards in charge of several  of "Dan" McGillivray's contracts in and  around Vancouver.  How a Portuguese Got a Hearing.  Antonio    viscount     de     Soto    Major,  Portuguese   embassador   to   Sweden   for  more than a generation, died fit his  post  in Stockholm a few weeks ago.    He owed  his high appointment   to   his   ability to  make his colleagues at  home uncomfortable.    The government deputies  once  interrupted repeatedly a  speech   which   he  made against the cabinet, and  the president of tho chamber ordered him to leave  the speakers'   tribune.    Soto   Major   left  the house, but returned soon wi th a pistol-  case in hi.s hand.    He ascended the speakers' tribune,  took   two   pistols from    the  case, and laid one at  his  right  hand, the  other at   his left.    "This   pistol," he said,  laying his  hand on  one  of  them, "is for  you, Mr. President, if  you  again  call me  to  order.    And   this,"  he added, patting'  the other, "is for the next deputy who interrupts mo."    The speech   that  followed  this declaration was delivered to a silent  house.    A   few   weeks   later  Soto Major  was gazetted for the Stockholm embassy.  In  Stockholm,   the   old viscount   was   a  great   favorite.      IIis   odd   jewelry,   his  wonderful store of cravats, and his habits  of medifiival  courtesy, rendered   him   the  most   attractive    curiosity   of    Swedish  court life.    To the  last he   was the ideal  spendthrift.    Only a   few  months  ago, a  woman with whom he was talking dropped her   cab-fare   from   her   glove.    The  viscount at   once   drew a   twenty-dollar  bank-note from his pocket and  lighted it  so as to find the lost fifty-cent piece.  for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and' which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on "White Grouse Mountain iii the spring,, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  ������-'.:-..''��� DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  GEORGE NOWELL, Victoria;  or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.  THE   CHATTEL   MORTGAGE.  a   Delusion  A Money-Raising Method that is  and a Snare.  '���'There are many who would be it: favor  of the total abolition of the power of  gran ting chattel mortgages. The chattel  mortgage has proved a delusion and a  snare to many. It is referred to by some  as the "iniquitous chattel mortgage," find  the result of many experiments Avith this  mode of "raising the wind" has been such  as to deserve the title. Of course, if it  were not by chattel mortgages, there  would probably be some other mode of  giving security to raise funds. Be this as  it may, the chattel mortgage has proved  the ruin of hundreds and thousands.  Many-persons who would not give a mortgage'.upon their real property I'or tho purpose of raising money for speculative or  other unnecessary purposes, will give a  chattel mortgage upon their effects.  Things do not flourish as Avas expected:  the enterprise for which the money was  secured has proved a failure���the cash has  disappeared but the mortgage would remains, and the result is ruin.  Of course, if expectations had turned  out all right, the mortgage would have  beeu paid off; butherein lies the difficulty.  In. the majority of instances expectations  are not realized, and if the unlucky person who litis given the mortgage cannot  meet it he is bound to suffer heavily. The  mortgage usually covers property of from  three to ten times the value of the loan  secured by the mortgage,.but tlie legal expenses Of foreclosure, forced sale at a  sacrifice,- etc., usually eat up the entire  property to satisfy the mortgage. Thus  a man who gives a chattel mortgage upon,  effects to the A'alue of $500 or more to secure a loan of $100, may lose all the  articles or animals for the loan of $100.  realize $100 and the balance will remain  against him. Further thau this, the $100  which he has secured has been sunk, so  that often it cannot be deducted from the  $500 loss. '  Perhaps the best argument against the  chattel mortgage is, that it facilitates the  borrowing of money. It is absolutely  necessary fit times for persons to borrow  money; but'very often facility for borrowing money induces people to borrow,  avIio could by economy get along without  it. The money once borrowed, is spent  freely, for the future always looks bright  in this western country, and then comes  the fruitless struggle to make amends  when it is too late to meet the obligation.  ���Probably-in the great majority of instances where money is borrowed, it is  not of necessity, but is done to enable the  borrower to branch out on a larger scale  ���expand his operations or spread himself  a bit. A temporary expansion follows,  but often ends in a disastrous wind-up.  Closely connected with chattel mortgages is the iniquity of usurious rates ,of  interest. Iu all sections of the west there  is a class of usurers who are willing to  loan money, on ample chattel security, at  the most extortionate rates of interest. A  good'many of the chattel mortgages effected fire given to Shylocks in return for  loans of money at outrageous rates of interest. Some villainous interest charges  have been reported as charged by unscrupulous money lenders in country  places. Two per cent per month has been  reported, with sometimes a bonus added,  besides the cost of the mortgage to come  out of the borrower, although making a  rate of over A0 per cent. This is scandalous usury.  The dangers of the chattel mortgage  anil of high rates of interest should be  freely advertised. Let the people beware  of giving chattel mortgages. Shun them  by every means, and carry economy to  the most extreme limit before seeking  temporary relief in the chattel mortgage,  with its iniquitous accompaniment of  usurious interest charges for money  loaned.   Hadn't the Trick of Speech.  General Skobeloff believed in briefly addressing men find stating clearly what  was expected of them before loading thein  to au attack. He hail ft line command of  language find a personal magnetism that  inspired the confidence wliich impels  masses of men to concerted action. On  one occasion he had ordered a certain colonel to carry out an important plan. Before moving to its execution, the colonel  attempted to address his regiment; but,  not having the trick of speech, blundered  for words and finally broke down. When  SkobelelT could stand it no longer, he  turned sharply to the colonel, saying, so  the regiment could hear it: "If at a moment like this words fail you, it is because  you haven't any clear idea of what you  propose to do. At times like this, the  heart will speak: and if the heart doesn't  speak, it is because you haven't any heart  for the fight." Then, with a few inspiring  words, he sent the regiment flying to its  charge.  NI.W 1.I.NVI.I. LOTS���Lots !) and 10 (100 by l-'O fuel).  Block I, in government part ol" Now Denver. I'rice  SIM)'); ff'280 cusli, balance Lo the government.  A ..0-FOOT LOT on Vornon street,,  there is ;i oiio-story odico building,  cash, balance in easy payments.  Kelson, on whicli  I'rico, ��1200; S.-.M  A i.O-Al-HI. IIANGII. situated on the outlet, 12 miles  northeast of Nelson. Ton uoros elem-ed nnd 100 acres  more that, can be;-Id acres in wild bay. flood story  and a ball' hewcd-log house. I'rice, S200I!; half cash,  time on balance. Title crown grant.  Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson, B. C.  Spokane Falls & Northern Bailway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 1 A.M XKL.-ON.  Arrive ,-i: 10 P.M.  Coiiiiiicnc.iiiif .Iiiiuiiiry Stli. ISill. on Tuesdays and Fri-  days trains will run through lo Spokane, arriving there  at'ft:A0 P. M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane  at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at,  Kelson at, f..l0 P. IU., making close connections with  steamer Kelson for all Kootenay lake 'points.  '.'    NOTICE.  Pl .(.VINCI.. I. SKCUKTA1-V Si 0.-I--1PI-.      1  loth -.lurch. ISill. .  TIIE following definition of the mining divisions established in the West Kootenay district is substituted  for the description of the said divisions published in the  British Columbia Gazette of the llth of December, 1S!��:  WKST KOOTENAY 1. ISTlilCT.  MININO   DIVISIONS.  1. ._i.vi.i_. toi.e lUiNiNO Division.��� Commencing at  the intersection of the ..1st parallel with the west, boundary of tho district; thonco northerly, following thesaid  boundary of said district to Canoe river: thence sotut'u-  erly along the east boundary of said district, to the watershed between Game's . creek and lllecillewaet river:  thence following the westerly watersheds of the.-North  fork of the lllecillewaet river. South river, and Fish  creek to the ..1st parallel; thence along the southerly  watershed of A-iololcx river to the Columbia river;  thence southwest to tho west boundary of the district:  thence northerly along said boundary to the place of beginning.  2. Ii.i.i.eii.i..-w,\ i:t Minim: Division.��� Hounded on  the west by llevclstoke mining division; on the north  and east by the eastern boundary of the district; on the  south by the following line: Commencing ata point ou  the east, boundary of the district, on the watershed between Fish crook and Lardo ri ver; lliencc- westerly along  the south watershed of Battle creek to Fish creek:  thence north-west to east boundary of Kevelstoke Mining  Division.  3. Ti-OUT Laic:. Mining Division.���To include all  the country on tho rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof  flowing into Trout lake and Lardo river south to a point  half way between Kootenay lake and Trout lake.  1. L.U-Di.AL! Mining Division.���Bounded on the cast  by Trout lake mining division ; on tho north by lllecillewaet and Revelstoke mining divisision; on the west by  the west boundary of the district; on tlie south by a line  commencing in the west boundary of the distritrict, on  the watershed between Moscpiito and Fost Hill creeks;  thence following the south watershed of Fost Hill creek  to Uupper Arruw lake and the north watershed of Koos-  ka-nax river to the southwest corner of Trout Lake mining division.  ;j. Slocan Mini.*..; Division.���Bounded on tho north  b.v Lardeau mining division; ou tho west by the west  boundary of the district; on the south by a line forming  the south watersheds of Bowman creek, the West Fork  of Slocan lake, and tho north water-beds of all streams  (lowing into the Kootenay river between Slocan river  and iialfour; thence northerly, following the watershed  between Slocan lake and Kootenay lake and Lardo river  t.o southwest corner ot Trout Lake mining division.  (i. Thau. Cki-i-i. Mining Division.���To include all  the country on tne rivers, streams, and tributaries  thereof whicli empty into the Columbia river between  the international boundary and the mouth of tho Kootenay river, excepting the country on Salmon river and  the streams and tributaries thereof.  7. Goat ltivi.it Mining Division.���To include all the  country on the rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof  flowing into the Kootonay river between the international  boundary and Kootenay lake.  8. Ainswoictii Mining Division.���To include all the  country on the rivers, stream, and tribulaies thereof  Mowing into Kootenay lake north of Goat, river mining  division, except, that portion of the Lardo river included  in Trout Lake mining division.  il.   Ni.i.son Mining Division.���To include nil the remaining portion of  West  Kootenay district.    Hy command. .IA.Ul_.-_ IJAKKIi,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  Notice   of  Applieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements���Rand Mineral Claim.  Take noliee that I, D. F. Strobeck, I'ree miner's cerlificate No. tiirJI, intend, sixty days I'roin the date hereof,  to apply to the gold commissioner I'or a certilicate of improvements, I'or the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. And furl her take notice that adverse claims must be sent to the mining recorder at,  Ainsworth and notion commenced before tho issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  Dated this IHth day of January, ISilt.  D. F. STKOBKCIv.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Nol.cc is hereby given that, the partnership heretofore  existing between William C. McLean and John Lane of  Ivaslo City, II. C, under and of the name and style of  McLean & Company, is dissolved by the withdrawal of  said McLean from tho said partnership. And the said  William O. McLean hereby gives notice that, he will not.  he responsible for any debts contracted in tho name of  the said linn by tlie said John Lane.  Dated at Ivaslo City, B. C. this lirst dav of March, A.  1).. ISill. W. C. McLKAN.  Witness:   (.iiaiu.i.s W. MoAnn.  LOST.  About the 7th instant, a small hand valise was taken  from the Sloean hotel, Kaslo. As ils contents were papers  of value to noone except the undersigned, the return of the  valise to the owner at Calgary. Alberta, or to Burns, Mc-  Innes & Co., nl. Nelson or Kaslo, will be duly appreciated,  and the Under suitably rewarded. P.  HUKNS.  Calgary. Alberta, March 17l.li, IS!)!.  GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING.  The regular general annual mooting of the members of  thu South Kootenay Board of Trade will bo hold iu the  Hoard of Trade rooms in the Houston block at Nelson on  the Oth day of April, ISill. at the hour of 2 o'clock in the  afternoon. O. A. MtGKLOW, Secretary,  Nelson, B.C. March 12th. IM".  WILLIAM PERDUE  arkets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply  boats with fresh meal's,  or lauding  in   the  mining companies and  st.oani-  and deliver same at any mine  Koolenay  Lake country.  NELSON Oflice and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  james Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  John M. Ivi_i..-i.i-.  Carry complete lines of Furniture, as well as manufacture  evooy grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos and  Organs.    Undertaking.  .1 A.ut.s W. Skai.i:.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, whicli will bo sold al reasonable prices.  M.AVI.    Ol.l.l.l.S    AT  J. P. Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson  Nelson   Livery Stable  and  baggage  transferred  to and   from  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  tho  WILLIAM WILSON   PROPRTK.TOR  ootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, ete. Throe carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and coiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  otel for Sale.  The estate of MoKacluon & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK I'UINCII'AL HOTEL IX TIIIO CITV OF KASLO.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  Arrangements have boon made by which the lots can  be sold with the house. The house has been running  eight months and has done a paying business, and which  hy good management could be greatly improved. i'"or  tonus and particulars apply to  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  Kaslo, 15. 0��� December ISth, 18!��.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH. HOOKS, A.N I) WINDOW  MADIO TO 01II)Kit.  FltAMK..  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURN ING, SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town iu the Kootonay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  For   Member   of   the   Legislative   Assembly.  The undersigned announces himself as a candidate for  member of the legislative assembly from the south riding  of West Kootenay District, subject to the action of the  convention to be held at Nelson on April l_tt.li, 181)1.  Nelson, January 10th, 18111. .1. FUKD Hl.MIC.  NOTICE.  The sitting ol' the county court, of Koolenay, to be  holden at Nelson, has boon postponed until Monday, the  21st day of May, A. D. 18(1-1.  T. Jr. GJFI.-N, Registrar.  Nelson, H.C, December l.tli, 189:..  m  R*.*3|  ������   ip 'im n _L|   ������   m     ii       ������!����������� in   ^w-fw [_���������_���_ ' niiPH    f^ifKMi'1'y.wiwt ���-!��� iwiif-'|'W-��'T'"*.l.*"*".'��_     ���*���-'   I.1",'!*���   T'J' 'f'H't'l1 I' '. ������" ''.''" -".    " _"    .�����������������'   ij^wi ��� ��������� i     iii.wm   ������������������ w;����'i ��� kvrm "-yi���T-f*���iw_i  ���������"w^whwii^, i niifini ���e_i  ���������    _w*__^^^ iiim  i yn nin'mn'MMWiin iiyimiip i    ������������������������iifhiiw"'I|ii l ll II       ��� I I  t i    iii       i   ��� ���  m ��� i "i      ir~W "~ ������ THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON;  B. 0,, SATURDAY, MARCH.  ;-!!,  ISO-/-.  3  New Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Slocan Lake, is within easy reach  of every mine in the g>reat Slocan Mining" Division of West Kootenay District, and, notwithstanding" all reports to the  contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining" men, miners, and prospectors, desiring" either sites for stores, offices, or  residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25   for residence lots to $500 for business   lots.    Apply to  i��  !enve_p  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD  A.  SMITH   Ifo'n. GKO. A.  IMUJMMOND,..  10. S. -0.1-0USTON    President   Vice-President  .. .General Manager  DSTElLSO-ISr., _B____-____STC_E3:  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       1!1_AN-1II_S  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW" YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Uny and sell Sterling Exchange and. Cable'Transfers.  GltANT C0..I..llil_C.IA__ AND TKAVKI.LKHS' .CKKMI'I'S,  available in any .part of the world.  BKAK'IB  IS__Ut:��; COI.LKCTIONS .MAUK; KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  HATE OF LVTKUKST (at present) .'!_ Per Cent.  ���LYNCHED BY-COWBOYS.  tMy friend Jenkins is 'a rabid materialist;  and finding in nie a certain mild form of  opposition that .only serves to stimulate  his ..argumentative . powers, lie considers  liietm excellent listener, and never misses  an opportunity oi inflicting his theories  on me. The other night, in full tilt astride  _ hisfavorite hobby, while reaching round  for an example with which to clinch hi.s  argument, he was betrayed into the relation of an episode from his past life that  1 found more than usually dramatic, in  fact, so entertaining was the story that 1  consider myself .amply remunerated for  the many long evenings of boredom .1  have endured at his hands.  "Depend upon it," he was saying, "a  man who i.s about to die, and litis time to  look his situation in the face���I refer, of  course, to one in full possession of his faculties���such a man does no fritter away  the last priceless moments of consciousness in futile speculations as to what may  become of him after eleath. No, indeed;  every heart-throb of the few precious  ones remaining to him is devoted to rapid  contemplation of the past and 'present,  both of which he is about to lose forever.  His memory and observation become-abnormally active; his eye taking note of  the most insignificant happenings of the  moment, and his mind recalling the most  trivial incidents of his past, every remembrance of which, now that he.is to be deprived of it, has becomefraught with new  interest. Why should he consume time,  now so valuable, in speculating upon a  hypothetical future, wliich, granting that  tliere is one, is so utterly beyond his  control?  "Ah, no; it i.s not the thought of what  may come after that harasses us, but the  fact that the joy of living shall bo ours no  more. 1 do not believe tliere ever existed  a veritable Hamlet���a man who, wishing  to die, paused to worry after the hereafter. But I have no desire to argue on  the immortality of the soul ; J am merely  endeavoring to cinphasi/.e my belief that  all thought of a future existence is totally  absent from the mind of a dying man,  provided, of course, that he be not .surrounded at the moment of dissolution by  sympathetic friends who would suggest  to him hopes of a future state. Civilized  man lives in such an atmosphere of cant,  and all of us are such devout whorshipers  of custom and precedent, that even on a  death-bed ono speaks platitudes, without  thinking how little they nieiin ; just as a  man who has no belief in any God will  use the name in profanity because it has  been a habit with the human race since  mythological times.  "Vou will admit 1 am iu a position to  speak with authority on the subject, when  J. inform you that I myself have been as  near to death as any man has ever approached who lived to relate his sensations at the last moment. What will you  say when J tell you that I have been tlie  victim of a mob ���have been actually  lynched ? Yet such is the case. The fatal  noose had been knotted round my neck,  and I have taken the awful leap. I never  relate the disagreeable incident��� I shrink  from living over again, even in imagination, the acute agony of that terrible  half-hour of my life. True, I emerged  from the ordeal unharmed: but it was a.s  though, in the full vigor of my youth and  strength. I, bound and helpless, had  awaited the visible approach of the grim  destroyer till he met tind overwhelmed  me. And I solemnly assure you that in  all the whirling tempest of thoughts that  swept through my mind after the moment  when 1 gave up hope, there  was  not one  that had the slightest reference to  a possible hereafter.  "Sixteen years ago, after an unsuccessful mining experiment at Silver City, New  Mexico,  1 determined  to leave bad   luck  behind me and assail fortune in the neighboring   territory   of    Arizona.     It    was  shortly after  the discovery of rich  deposits of silver and copper in the Pinal  'mountains, and  everybody who was 'footloose'was pushing for Globe, the central  point of the new district.   Impeded with  little baggage aiid less money, I decided  to make the trip on horseback, and purchased a good, also a second-hand Saddle,  iu one of the feed yards of Silver City.   I  ���booked-my valise to go by stage to Globe,  and tlie.next.morning,-bright and early, I  set out alone over the treeless and itnpic-  turesque  mountain   trail that led to the  little settlement of ranchers and cattlemen  known, as Upper Gila, my intention  being--to-visit-' the  Clifton copper mines  and front there cross the 'San Carlos Indian reservation to Globe.  "The distance to the' Gila, 1 think, Avas  .twenty-five miles, and my horse, proving  himself a good traveler, covered some  twenty miles of it by noon, when I missed  my canteen that had been hanging on tlie  horn-of .".my saddle.- As the day was a  warm one, and I had been making frequent use of the'canteen, I was satisfied  it had not been missing-very, long, and  turned back to look for it. That turning  back came near bringing me to my death,  for it added the last link to a chain of circumstantial evidencethatthreatoned later  on to drag me to eternity. I had proceeded  but a few hundred yards on the back  track when I heard the sound of galloping  horses rapidly approaching��� from behind,  and drew aside to let them pass, turning  nt the same time to observe them. It  proved to be a'party of horsemen���cattlemen, -apparently---and, as they rode up, |  the foremost of them brought his Winchester to bear on me, and ordered my  hands up. Of course I made no delay in  complying, as his features were 'determined and uncompromising,-and he with  his party;made four to one against me.  " 'I reckon you've got a reg'lar bill o'  sale to that there animal, stranger,' said  the fellow who had his gun on me, with a  malicious scowl; 'you're needin* one  pretty bad about this time, as sure's  you're a foot high.' My heart gave a  great jump. The bill of sale I h.id received with the horse was in my valise,  by this time well on its way to Globe;  and what if the animal should prove-to  have been stolen by the man from whom  1 had purchased it? However, putting a  boldface on the matter, I answered:  'Gentlemen, I assure you I bought this  horse in good faith from a stranger at  Lucey's corral in Silver City, and I can  easly prove it by turning back with you,  as you seem to be going that way.'  "'Too old a trick,'sneered the spokesman of the party.-   'I reckon we'll settle  'thout  roi n  to Silver.   You'd  your case  like us to tote you back there, so's the  sheriff V! take you away from us'u'then  the lawyers 'cl turn you loose. It don't  go. stranger; my name's Bill Fry,'nd I  swore the chap as stole my sorrel colt. "d  swing for't if ever I got my gun on him ;  'n' whatever 1 be, 1 ain't no.' perjurer.  Come on, boys; let's get down to the  river, whar there's trees handy.'  ���"While speaking, he had tied my hands  behind me as I sat iu the saddle, without  himself dismounting, the others keeping  me covered with their rifles. Then attaching his reata. to my horse's neck, he led off  clown the road to the Gila river, his horse  and mine travelling side by side, and the  remainder of'the-party bringing up the  rear. I could not conceal from myself  that my situation wa.s becoming serious,  but as yet I was not greatly alarmed. I  felt certain I could explain matters to the  others, who, I noted, had not yet taken  any part in the conversation, and who  seemed much le*s precipitate than my  captor, though tlieir set jaws and determined faces bespoke them to he terribly  iu earnest. Still, the unpleasant reflection would obtrude itself that I had obtained the respite of being taken to the  river only because there were no trees  nearer on which a. man might be hanged.  "The five miles or so we covered on a  lope before reaching the bottom land,  though we traversed them iu silence,  seemed all to short; and when we turned  oil' the trail into a grove of cottonwoods  and came to a halt at the edge of a little  ojien glade, I found myself wishing the  distance had been greater, that I might  have had more time in which to arrange  my defense. Fry dismounted, and unloosened the rope that hung in a coil from  my saddle-bow, tossed it over a low. horizontal bough that extended above my  head, and ordered me to say what I had  to say, and 'say it quick,' as my time was  short. I wa.s cool and perhaps a trifle indignant, for I did not yet believe it possible that this unpleasant recontre would  result fatally for me. and considered the  'rope play' merely a bluff to intimidate  me.  "'Gentlemen,' I said, '1 take it for  granted that you are not murderers, and  (lo not wish to become such through an  error in judgment. Beware, then, of acting too hastily in this matter. All I ask  at your hands is fair play.    Even were; I  there in the shadows, on the other side of  the glade. It is a skulking coyote. 'Will  he pass without discovering me? Yes;  he is moving off. But, no; he stops and  raises his nose, snuffing the tainted air.  He leers around till his hungry eye lights  on the awful thing hanging here, and he  sneaks nearer. To and fro he trots, suspicious, before me and behind, always  drawing nearer. Soon he becomes bolder  ���he is close beneath me���he leaps up and  snaps at my foot, hanging just above his  head .    I shuddered, and involuntarily  jerked my feet out of the stirrups, just as  Fry approached to attach the dangling  rope to my neck.  "Passing over the limb, not more than  four feetabovemy head I lien therein! of the  rope fell to the ground, where it lay in  oneortwo coils. Fry picked it up and made  it fast to the nearest tree-trunk, fn order  to do this he had to draw it tight, taking  up all the slack between my neck* and the  limb. Thus it would happen that when  the horse was started from under me, my  body having no drop, I would merely  hang there and strangle slowly. I noted  all this as one a nightmare, mv mind,  the while, full to bursting with a thousand  thoughts and memories. So fiercely did  they come teeming through my brain,  that I am convinced that the human  mind, at its greatest tension, is capable of  receiving iiml recording innumerable distinct impressions simultaneously. From  the knotting of the rope around my neck  to the moment when the other end was  drawn tight and fastened to the tree-  trunk nearby, not more than three minutes could have elapsed; yet it would be  impossible I'or me now. in two hours, to  relate to you one-half of my thoughts  during that space of time.  "Through it all. too, my senses were  keenly alive to every action of the men,  and even the most insignificant occurrences going on about me. 1 remember  how a raven croaked, as it flapped slowly  by over the tree-tops, and   how my  horse  guilty, there would be no neetl of so'nitich  -dispatch in taking my. life, for I can not  ���escape you. I demand, therefore, that  while I inn safely guarded here by three  of your number, .the fourth man be sent  back to Silver City, where he can go to  Laeey's corral and easily satisfy himself  of the truth of my statements.' I then recounted how and where .1 had bought the  animal; how I had packed the bill of sale  in my valise and: forwared it to Globe;  and how I had, left Silver City that very  morning at sunrise.  "To this, Bill Fry, as he called himself,  doggedly retorted that the animal was'  his, as was well known to the others there  present; that he had that morning discovered fresh horse signs leading from his  pasture in the direction of Globe, and  recognized them as having been made by  his sorrel colt; that in company with his  three companions there present he had followed the .trail and had overtaken rue  astride the missing animal; that what I  had said about my coming from town was  all a lie, for they themselves had found  me going toward town; and, lastly, that  I belonged to gang of horse-thieves that  had infested the Gila Valley all summer,  and alliny lies were merely for the purpose of gaining time, hoping for a rescue  or an escape.  "What could I do? Of course I explained to them about losing my canteen and turning back to look for it���I  even begged them to ride back and find it  for themselves ; but it was no use. They'  had made up their minds that I was guilty  and that an example must be made of me,  as a warning to the gang to which they  pretended to believe I belonged.'.'[pointed  to the accoutrements of 'my..'horse, and  asked niy accuser, with some sarcasm, if  h i.s horse had been saddled and bridled  when it left the pasture; but he retorted  that I had hid the 'riggin' 'out in the  ..'brush before stealing the animal���an .old-  trick with horse-thieves.  "In the pause that followed, the conviction slowly'forced itself upon me, with  the deadly chill of 'despair, that I must  die. No'possible way of escape presented  itself. I must prepare to accept the inevitable. Here, in this lonely place, with no  one near but these stolid ruffians, 1must  give up my life; aud, ah, life was so sweet.  It seemed to me then that I. had never  realized how sweet it was���how exhaust-  less were its capabilities for enjoyment���  and now I "must lose it. The world would  goon as usual; friends would wonder at  first what had become of. me; then, by  degrees, forget me, and my fate would remain forever unknown. A dread, sickening sensation���a nausea���stole over me.  Was this to be the endy Oh, the pity of  it!���the horror of it! Soon ��� my body  would be dangling here, a. stupid, unconscious thing, limp, and motionless���or  turning, perhaps, with the twist of the  rope, slowly round and then back again,  as I had seen a hanging horse-thief once,  long before, in Texas. I recalled every  sickening rieta.il of that body, suspended  in a dim, solitary wood. Like it, my dull,  glazed eyes, protuding awfully, would'  gaze at vacancy, and the flies would be  buzzing and swarming round my blue,  bloated face. Night would come, and I  should still be hanging here, all alone in  the darkness���motionless���a part of the  silence������.    Something   is   moving   over'  pricked up his ears at the ominous sound.  A long army of black ants was winding  across a,'sandy space in front of the  horse's feet, and I noticed that one oi  them was transporting adead grasshoppei  six times its own bulk. It conies before  me now as though I. were gazing, at a picture of,the scene.  "Suddenly I was filled with- fierce, passionate reset) tmen t and i*age at the cruelty  the fools who were about to perpetrate  such a terrible blunder. Aloud and furious  1"cursed them. I taunted them as cowards,,who had tied my hands to murder  me, when not one of them dared face me  alone,'armed or unarmed. I dared them  to set me free and give me a fair chance  for iny life. It is needless to repeat all  the extravagances I uttered ; but in the  midst of my bitter and violent denunciations, Fry remounted his horse and,  silently, they all ranged themselves along-  ���side'of me, Fry himself grasping the reata  attached to my horse. Then, simultaneously with a wild cowboy yell and a clash  of spurs, they dashed forward at a gallop,  taking my horse with thein.  "1 felt the body of the animal slide from  beneath me; then a violent wrench at my  neck, and I was dangling in mid-air, suffocating, and making superhuman efforts  to wrench my hands loose and tear the  dreadful oppression from iny throat. A  frightful, roaring din was in my ears;  flashes and darts of blood-red flame  blasted my eyes ;iny head was expanding���cracking���soon it must burst. Something���I knew not .what���was coming���  coming���why was it so long?���ages���ages  ���would it never come ?��� Ah !���it was  oyer. ��� I knew I .was lying on the ground,  aiid oh, the delightful sensation of ease���  of freedom from paiii. With a -mighty-  effort'.!"'opened my eyes.  "Iliad not quite fainted, "aiid .'sprung'to  ��� iny.feet with a confused notion of lighting  desperately, for my life and selling myself  as dearly as possible. For, in my dazed  condition, I thought my enemies were  still there and ready to torture tne afresh.'  As my vision became clear, I saw a man.  advancing toward me whom I knew. It  was sheriff Tucker.of Grant county, New  Mexico���an officer who bore the name on  all the border of a determined and fearless man, and one who, like the lightning,  never struck twice in the same place. Like  the lightning he did not have to, for he  never missed his aim.    Tucker had ridden  into the glade just as my would-be mui  derers-had galloped, off, and, recognizing  my dangling form, a ball from his ready  six-shooter had cut me down, severing the  ropes "that suspended meat the point where  it was drawn tight against the limb above  my head.  '"Some more of Bill Fry's deviltry,'he  said, grimly, after my story was told.  'Bill had better look out lor his own hide.  I'm down here now with a warrant for his  arrest. He's thought to know more than  is good for him about that killing over at.  Pinos Alto last week. That was his horse  you had, though, sure enough. I saw you  t-ide out of town this morning and recog-  lized the animal, but I did not have time  to hail you. It wa.s stolen the day before,  of course, and the trail that Fry and his  party were following when they overtook  you was a day old and made by the thief  when he rode the horse into town. .They  are mighty poor trailers, the whole lot of  'em, to make such a mistake. Anyhow,  I'm glad I got here in time. Vou can't be  too careful buying horses from strangers  nowadays."  "I accompanied Tucker to a ranch near  by. where he borrowed a horse for me.  Then, at my earnest request, he gave me  the warrant that he had come down to  serve on Fry, and deputized me to make  the arrest, offering me ids Winchester,  which I refused, though I helped myself  to one of his six-shooters. Fry's ranch  was less than a mile up the river, and, as  I rode off to perform the duty, 1113' whole  being dominated by a fierce desire for  vengeance on the rullian who had boon so  eager I'or my blood. Tucker called out :  'He careful, boy: Fry's a trickey customer  and may resist arrest. Whatever you do,  don't let him get the drop on you." This  was n,y cue. if I needed one: and the  rancher .standing near by heard my instructions, wliich was an important point.  "There--Unit's the whole story," said  .Jenkins, after a pause.  "Hut how about Fry? Did you fetch  him all right?    Did   you  arrest hini  and  inn  in?" 1 asked.  Uring  "No," answered Jenkins, rather gruffly.  I thought. "No: I did not bring him in.  lie resisted    but  I  had the drop on him."  Radically Alter tho Present Rulings.  The Wilson bill limits the importation  of clothes that an individual in the United  States .can make personally a.s part of his  traveling effects to a. value; of two httii-  dreel and fifty dollars. This filters radically the present rulings under wliich the  circum.stiiiie-cs of the traveler are oe-nsid-  ereel. an Astor or a Vanderbilt being entitled under the law fo a larger wardrobe  than, say. you ov I. This law will work  curiously. It will not iucoii vcuieiice men,  and it will serioiisly affect women, two  hundred and fifty dollars being quite  enough f'eir most men fo pay for Knglish  clothes in one year, and two hundred and  fifty dollars being e.-ompiirat.ivcly nothing  A Talented and Peculiar Woman.  From whatever stanelpoint she is approached, Sarah .Bernhardt stands conspicuous among her contemporaries,  whether as a woman, an actress, or as  that peculiar product, of France the "up-  to-date" I'arisienne. S t urlents of hered ity  may find in her an example; of the theory  of mixed parentage producing the cleverest offspring: anel it is 110 doubt true  that .Mine;. Hernharelt owe-s much of her  distinguislieel anil varied talents anel p._-  cttliar force of character to her inter-  natieinal origin. She was born in Paris in  the year ISM. her father being a French  lawyer anel her mother a Dutch .Jewess,  at whose father's house iu Amsterdam  the young Sarah- -or, to be more exact,  the young I .osine. for Sarah i.s an assumed  name;    spent a great part e.f hor early life.  Russia as a Fighting: Power.  The population of Kussia at the beginning of this year numbered 121.00...(XK.  souls. Tlmse are distributed in the following manner: In tin; lifty governments  e.f Hiissiti in Kureipe. there are about  .S._,.XX.,<X)0 inhabitant-i; in the Vistula e-oun-  trv. N..I.X...KH.: in the; Caucasus. ,S,(XK),(X)();  iu Siberia. f.7r>0.(KW): iu Asia, (i, lOO.OOO; anel  in Finlanel. 2..-K0,<XX_. The Russian army  in time; of pe.'iice numbers tibeuit .S20..XX)  men, which, eompareel to the population,  i.s but a small number.    Other e-otintries,  cor' women   to   .spend   at   Ban's for   new  (owns.    As  to men's clothes,   the law is  pettifogging legislation and demagogy for  oailors. : As to   women's   clothes, it   will  immediately'    benefit    American    dress-  nakers wJie) work from Paris "models, for  it should stop at once, except under;-payment of duty, the practice many women  make of bringing back from Paris, every  two or   three  years,   twenty, or   thirty  gowns and an almost inexhaustible supply  of hose,  ingerie, gloves, and other   incidents of an .elaborate toilet.    Gowns from  Paris at one hundred and  fifty dollars to  five hundred''each,-  with   fifty   per  cent  added for duty,   would   be  extravagant  even to tlie most extravagant of women,  with  not much   gained  in effect, as the  American dressmaker is often quite as ingenious and versatile as her French competitor.    For men the case is different, as  the substantial reason foi*  their getting  clothes in   London   is   that,   quality for  quality, cut for cut, English clothes are  vastly .cheaper.    It is i'io't at all a question  of whicli are better made or better cut.  American clothes are conceded to be more  artistic and of  better workmanship than  English.    Buc then the bills of the American sartorial artist are correspondingly  stupendous.   '  The Modern Cancan.  London has been flocking to the Trafalgar theatre to see Nini Fatte-en-1'Air anel  her troupe dance the modern cancan iu  "Morocco Bound." The Sketch gives this  account of the dance:  "What, then, i.s the cancan? Simply a  quadrille executed in an extraordinary  ��� fashion. It i.s danced by women and a few  men laboriously trained for the purpose,  who are able to do almost contortionist  feats. Instead of shuffling about in the  quadrille, or waiting wearily when not  "moving, the elancei"keeps indulging in remarkable steps that are, as it were,.variations oh the theme of the elance, and e'lo  not interrupt it: One'may .mention by  their technical names some of these steps.  In 'La Serie,' the elancer moves renmel,  constantly throwingup one leg in time  with the music, till the foot is a.s high as  the eye, the body being'kept straight but  not stiff, in'Lii Guitare,'the performer  raises the leg till almost at right angles  with the-botly, catches the ankle with erne  hand, and with the other pretenels te>.play  the guitar on the limb. 'Shoulder Arms'  consists in raising the leg till the line of  the shin is .-parallel with the head. The  'Military Salute' is a 'Shoulder Arms,'in  which, while the leg is so raised, the hand  is passed under it ami put against the  forehead as in a salute. In some rare;  cases the leg is raised till it actually revolves meire than half way anel conies be-  -iiind the head. Lastly,"'Le Grand Ecart'  ���known as 'the split'���in which -the'.legs  are stretched out-at an angle of one hundred and eighty degrees, so that the  elancer sits on the ground, with the le^s  forming a straight line. These, and other  steps .-equally remarkable, but hard to  classify, form the features of the strange  performance. Immensely difficult as they  are, the stars are able to execute them  with real grace when they please. What  i.s se> startling about the performance is  the costume. Were these elances performed" in. tights, as by acrobats, few  would be shockeel; but in Paris the  dancers, who dance actually among the  audience, come, as a rule, iu hats or bonnets anel ordinary walking costumes.  Their dresses, of course, serve rather to  reveal than hide, anil the underskirts,  though specially constructerl, at first sight  seem te> be maele like the most luxurious  of those eiepieteel by the advertisenumts  in lae.Iies' papers. .Consequently the effect  is startling even te> those who cannot be  calleel pruelish."  such as Germany and France, have already  more than .1 per cent of their population  permanently with the colors. Should the  czar choose to follow tiie example of other  European powers, he would be in command of by far the largest number of  men, under one sovereign, in the world.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  or Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  A UK CONVENIENT AND  COMKORTAULK.  THE TABLE  IS TIIK   BEST   IN  THE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.   THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special Attention to Miners.  ROOM S Fl I _ST-C LASS.  KATES MODERATE.  'HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, Wilh a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is NewTy Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  lhe Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS SIM'IM.IKD WITH  TIIK REST URANUS OK ALL  KINDS OF WINKS, LIQUORS. AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to  Miners.  Sloean  KASLO.  Tin-dining-room of this, llie only llivl-elu.-.. hotel  in En-In, is now under tho iimniiKt-iiicnl of tl...  nii.ler. inm-.l. who will c.i.1. _iy.ii- to inako it the  he. I of uny in ICooU-niiy. The liolt-l i.- Hit- lu.u.l-  <nmi'tcr-i of mining men.  Ivaslo. Mhi-i.-I. 171 li, ISill.  JOHN F. GILL.  he Tremont  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is unu of tin. buNt hotel- in Toad Mountain district, and  Is the lit-udquiirtcrs for prospectors and  working  miners.  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  s^^a^-ia^^  mmmmmmsKm THE TRIBUTE:   KELSOK, KG;, SATURDAY, MARCH  31,  1804.  THIS    WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  -  "William l'erdue, Xelson���Notice.  William Perdue, Nelson���JMuuL market-, a I. Xel.-on und  Kuslo.  .Miss A. Brunei*, N'elson ���Dressmaking.  R. K. Korrv, Kive Mile I'oinl ���I'lefiMiro resort.  Wilson & iiurns���Meat markets at Nelson, Kaslo. and  Three forks.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Improvements should   be tlie order ot  the dav at Nelson, now that the ground is bare. Hack  yards should be cleaned of the winter's uecuinulation of  rubbish, alleyways and streets should be repaired, and  the lire warden:. _hould inspeet every building iu the  business portion of the town.  D. B. Bogle of New Denver i.s in Nelson  on private business.  (J. O. Buchanan is reported as circulating u petition praying that the government grant the  Kaslo & Slocan railway the same aid as has been granted  the Nakusp & Sloean railway. In all fairness, is not  Alex Kwen and li is associates entitled to as much consideration lis Ki-ank Stillwell Barnard and his'n ? But, at  the same time, why should the government build railways and then give them away to any set of men J  "Billy".-'Perdue   has purchased   W.   J.  Wilson's interest in the meat markets at Nelson, Ainsworth, Kaslo; lind Three Forks, and will run the business  hereafter ou his own account. As "Billy" is a rustler,  there is likely to be lively competition between the meat  markets in southern ICootcnay.  The   Miner   has'-moved its office from  Hakor street to Josephine street, so as to be nearer its  wicked contemporary, Tiik Tkiijcnk. The Kaslo Times'  has alsomoved itsolilce, for self preservation. Itsowners  feared that if the ollice was allowed to remain so close to  the Kaslo & Slocan depot that, the progressivenessof that  road would be catching, and lead thein into expenditures  that might result in bankrupting the outfit. Hence, the  removal to a less progressive quarter of Kaslo.  On   Wednesday the Spokane', brought  from Itonner's Ferry a number of men for the reclamation works at the boundary line.   The work this year  will be in charge of Messrs.   Foster and Barrett,  each,  handling a crow.   A new scoop and other repairs  were  also brought for the steam dredge.  A Portland man is  looking Kaslo over  with a view.of putting in an electric light plant.  The road between Nelson and the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard depot is impassable. How long it will  remain so depends entirely on Napoleon Fitzstubbs and  JFrank Fletcher, the one a, government agent, the other a  represenentative of the Canadian Pacific. Passengers  who are now compelled to got oil' at the depot wish Nelson was in tho place inhabited only by angels without  wings. '  George W.  Hughes is getting most of  his hay and grain through to central points in Sloean district, in anticipation of a change of base of operations.  As soon as the road is made passable, ho intends to begin  hauling oro from the Mountain Chief mine to New Denver.   .'.. ..     . . ..  "Tom" McGovern of Ainsworth reports  the Little Phil-Black Diamond joint tunnel within about  forty feet of the second or main ledge. It is now in 210  feet.  "Blake" Wilson has purchased an interest in the firm of Burns, JMcInnes & Co., aud the firm  name has been changed to Wilson & Burns.  Born at Nelson on the 2Gth instant to  the wife of J. J. Driscoll, a daughter.  Dr. E. C. Arthur has moved his drug  store from the north side of West Baker street to the  south side of the same street.  The.Dominion government has signified  a willingness to establish moterological stations at Kaslo  and Watson, provided someone will assume the responsibility of caring for the instruments and at the same time  take observations and forward them regularly to Ottawa.  Cockle Brothers are back in Kaslo, and  are prepared to do anything in the way of boat-building  and taxidermy.  "Jim" Fox writes to a friend in Nelson  that he expected to leave Juneau, Alaska, for the Yukon  iu a few days after the date of his letter.  "Bob"    Shiell,    prospector   and    mine  owner,-is up from the vicinity of Robson, where he spent  a couple of months. "Bob" has the West Australia fever,  and is likely to leave for the gold lieldsof that desert land  most any time..  Three social events in one week should  be enough'.for any one town the si/.o of Nelson. 'Tlie  dance at the -Stanley house, the one given hy R. E.  Lemon, and the one at .Firemen's hall were all reported  us enjoyable events.  The interior of G. A. Bigelow's store has  been repainted, and other improvements arc being made  to the warehouse part of the building. The lirst log  building erected for busino*s purposes in Nelson is being  torn down by J. Fred Hume & Co., and the lirst building  built of hewed logs is being removed from Josephine to  Baker street. v  Easter  services   will   be    held,   in   the  Church of Kngland mission room tomorrow at 11 a. in.  and 7:30 p.m.' Anthems : morning, "Now is Christ Risen;"  evening, "The Karth is the Lord's." ,  The People of Ainsworth Object.  The record oflice for. the mining division  of Ainsworth should not be moved to  Kaslo, for the reason that it would, work  inconvenience on a great many claim  owners. If a record oflice must be created  at Kaslo, why not divide the division,  giving the northern part a record oflice at  Kaslo and the southern part a record oflice  at Ainsworth. If the government is too  poor to keep salaried recorders at both  places, then let both be commission offices.  But no good reason can be given why a  mining recorder and constable should not  be permanently stationed at both Ainsworth and Kaslo. The following is from  an old-time resident of Ainsworth and  voices the opinion of the people of that  camp: "The people of Ainsworth are much  excited. by a report that the recorder's  office is to be removed to Kaslo. They  justly claim that Ainsworth is the most  central point, both as 'regard distances  and the number of mines that are accommodated, in the subdivision, and that the  removal to Kaslo would practically be  placing the oflice in the northern portion  and taking it away from the majority of  those who have occasion to make or examine records. Over one hundred new  claims _ were recorded during the year  1S0A within four miles of the town anrl  about 75 in the camps situated ou the east  side of Kootenay lake, nearly opposite  the town. Since thecreation of tlie Trout  Lake division a great deal of the business  in the Lardo section has been taken away  from the Ainsworth district and it would  seem a very unwise proceeding to remove  the oflice ton point so far from its business center. The amount of receipts from  different sources in 18-).'. from Ainsworth  exceeded $1S.(XK). More development work  i.s recorded within a short distance of the  town than in any portion of West lvootenay. Why should Kaslo be aggrandized  at its neighbor's expense? Jn the present  state of mining affairs a .little cheek will  stop the current of progress in any of our  mining camps."  A Resignation Asked for.  T. J. Lend rum, mining recorder of Ainsworth division, has been asked for hi.s  resignation, on the grounds that he has  devoted too much of his time to his private interests to the neglect of his public-  duties. The stiine charge, if pressed,  would cause the resignation of the chief  commissioner of lands and works, the  provincial secretary, the attorney-genera I,  the minister of finance, the gold commissioner of West Kootenay district, and n  whole host of minor officials. Mr. Lend-  rum i.s an efficient recorder, and if he has  invested his earnings in private enter-  whatofit?    Js  it not better tlint  he invest his earnings in local enterprises  that help, keep things moving in West  Kootenay. than to invest themin wine  suppers at Victoria? West Kootenay has  a gold cdinniissioner that spends One-  fourth his time in Victoria, certainly not  on public..business.- If Mr. Lendriim is  "fired" because he spends too much time  looking after private interests, then Mr.  J^itzstiibbs should also be given hi.s walking papers''for .spending so much of his  time in a place where he certainly performs no official duties.  The Voters' List.  The  following   names were posted i'or  registration  at Nelson during   the  week  ending the 29th instant:  Cowan, William Allan, miner. Three Forks.  Noel, Celestine, carpenter. Pilot Bay.  Cauipbell, John, steamboatman, Nelson.  , Saviird Dedime, iireinan. N'elson.  St. Ceyr, Louis H, miner, Pilot Bay.  Kent. Thomas, steamboatnian, N'elson.  ���Thompson, James Henry, miner, Three forks.  McKenzie, Alexander, teamster, Kaslo.  Koi-jj-iison, Ronald C, carpenter, Ivaslo.  ' Wliitinore, James K, sailor, Robson.  Saunders. William, teamster, New l.eiivcr.  ; McDonald, Phil, minor, Kaslo.  Brown, Thomas, miner. Nelson.  Keys, S. P, engineer. Three Forks.  McLeod, Angus, miner. Three Forks.  Cryun. Claude A, miner, Ainsworlh.  MoOomber, Alexander, civil engineer. Three Forks.  Joss, John, logger. Now llenver.  Campbell. Angus, steaiiiboatman. Nelson.  "Fire" Fitzstubbs.  The Davie government seeks by specious  pleadings and by promises of appropriations to gain the friendship of the people  in districts like New Westminster and  East Kootenay. In West Kootenay it will  have to adopt different tactics. It can  never gain the confidence of the people of  West Kootenay, as long as Theodore  Davie keeps in official position a" man who  has been charged with malfeasance in  office, and denying the man who made the  charges a chance to prove their truthfulness. As long as Mr. Fitzstubbs is in oflice,  the people will -have doubts as to the  honesty of the government that keeps  him in office. More: they will have  doubts as to the capacity of a government  that keeps in a responsible position a man  who is notoriously incapable.  Running: Neck and Neck.  From the following postal returns made  week before last, it will be seen that the  post offices at Kaslo and Nelson are about  equall important as far as amount of business done is concerned.  Kaslo.    Nelson.  Letters mailed to postolliccs in Canada... 508               714  Letters mailed  to other than  Canadian  oilices  (>7(>  Pa id registered letters  li  Free letters .  a  Stamped newspapers and other parcels... 75  Postal cards for Canada  Al  Postal cards for other countries  lit  455  53  2'A  138  5G  Total.  L.'liS  1,474  Should be Kept in Repair.  The road between Kaslo and Sew Denver should be kept in repair, and one dollar -.'expended now will do more good than  five expended later on. The New Denver  end will be impassable for teams within  a week and the Kaslo end will be in  a like condition soon after sleighs are  replaced by wagons. The slopes on  the Kaslo end are already beginning to  slide in, and unless drained the road will  be badly cut by  running water.  Minorities and Factions. .  Of the -XX) voters registered in the south  riding of West Kootenay, more than -100  turned out to elect the delegates who will  nominate a member for the legislature  for the riding. Of the -1000 votes registered in Victoria less than 400 turned out  to nominate the four men who will make  the race for members on the government  side. It is now in order for The Miner and  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat to tell us all about  minorities and factious.  "The Big Four."  The sycophantic Vancouver World says  that R. T. Rithet,- J. H. Turner, H. D.  Jtlelnicken, and John Braden, the nominees of the government party for members for the city of Victoria, are the biggest four that could be put together. Of  the four, one only���R. P. Ritliet���-can be  W  LSON  & BURNS  (Successors to Burns, Mclnncs & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats. Are prepared to furnish in any i|uantil.v  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  First-Class Dressmakin  jjrises,  Miss A. Bruner is now with Mrs. McLaughlin, dressmaker, Josephine street, Nelson.  Cutting, fitting, and sewing equal to any  dressmaking establishment in Spokane or  Victoria.   Prices reasonable.  "pleasure grounds."  The niidcivigned will have his grounds at Kive Mile  I'oinl ready for picnics, pleasure parlies, and excursions  by Mav 1st'. Special rates will be made with steamboats  and raihvavs. K. Y. I-KKKY.  Five Mile Point, March Will, ISill.  NOTICE.  The undersigned has purchased W. J. Wilson's interest  in the meat markets of W. .1. Wilson and Wilson Si Perdue al St:U on. Ainsworth, Kaslo and Throe Forks, and will  from this dale carry on the business on his own account,  lie will settle nil debts contracted by W. .1. Wilson and  Wilson k Perdue, incurred in carrying on meal, markets  at thi' above places, and will collect all accounts due W.  .1. Wilson and Wilson & Perdue.  WIM.IAM PF.IU.UK.  The above notice is in pursiirncc of Ihe terms of sale of  inv interest in the ment markets in the above-named  places. W. .1. WILSON.  Haled nl Nelson, H. _'.. March '.lllh, WM.  classed as a big man, either physically or  intellectually. Mr. Rithet is a Scotchman; Mr. Turner, an Englishman; Mr  Helmcken, a native of British Columbia;  and Mr. Braden, judging by a remark  made by a Nelson man who knows him, i.s  an Englishman. The Nelson man said:  "From his fondness for cock-fighting, I  think he must be from the south of England:" Mr. Rithet is of the firm of R. P.  Rithet & Co., one of Victoria's solidest  commercial houses; J. II. Turner is the  present minister of finance in the Davie  government; II. D. Helmcken is a member of the law firm of Drake, Jackson &  Helmcken; John Braden is a plumber.  Of the four, Mr. Rithet is the only one  that stands any show of an election.  Instructed to Push Operations.  Advices were received from London  this week to push operations on the properties of The Hall Mines, Limited. New  inclines will be started and drifts extended. Most of the work will be by contract. Some difficulty will be had in getting supplies to the mines, a.s teams have  not been over the road for more than a  month.  W. A. JOWETT  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  lining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  kkpkeskntij-G:  The Confederation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Ktc.  MINES INSPECTED   AND  REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and oilices to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Kob-  son, or will sell.   Oood opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  W.F.  &  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,   .  Nelson, B. C.  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  Don't buy inferior whisky when you can have  the best at the same price. We have now  in stock WALKER'S CELEBRATED BRANDS  ORDINARY  IMPERIAL  CLUB  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  HUDSONS'BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS KOK: Jos. Schlitz, Milwaukee. U.S.A.; Fort  Garry Klour Mills. Winnipeg; Hiram Walker & Sons,  Walkcrville.  Fred J. Squire  Large Stock  to  Select From  Merchant Tailor  We are making ready for a -dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  ANNUAL  STOCK TAKING  SALE.  During the month of March we will continue our Discount Sale  in the Dry Goods Department, as we have an enormous stock  and must reduce it before the arrival of our SPRING GOODS.  Special bargains given in Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots, and Shoes.  Sewing Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Legal Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  Sehool Supplies  a Specialty.  FEOIsTT  STEEET,  KASLO.  Clothing, Dry Ms, Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Hardware, Iron and Steel  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  _isr__E]"^7sr x)__��i_isr^r_E]_E?,  EEYELSTOKE  -&.JSTJD     _3-T^A____IT_rS__?  mers  GROCERIES, HARDWARE,  . and . General  erchandise  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-made Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goods; Congress Imitation Lace and Lace Boots in Kangaroo and Cordovan.   A long line in the latest styles.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A SECOND RAILWAY IN  Prices  to  Suit the Times  B.C.  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The ���-_-.-t---rsl.ii_ heretofore existing between  Myers.   Robert   Kwiirt,  T.  Ham il ton  J. Lendrum, and Mathew  Guthrie, doing business at Kuslo, Hritish Columbia, under the linn name of the HYKKS HAKI-WAItK COMPANY, in this day dissolved by mutual consent, T. J.  I_endrum and Mathew Guthrie retiring. The business  will be continued by Hamilton llyers and Kobert Kwart,  under the old linn name, who will assume ull liabilities  und who alone are authorized to collect accounts due the  linn. (Signed) HAM I l/PON* HYKKS.  KOI-KKT K.WAIIT,  T. .1. I_I"_NIMU_M,  MATHKVV GUTHKIK.  Kaslo. Hritish Columbia, March 1.1th, ISM.  -N0T_���  We uro-miking; ii change in, our business on the 1st of  March. All parlies indebted to us are requested lo settle  with the undersigned by cash or otherwise before the end  of February. After that date all old uccounts will be  placed with our solicitor for collection.  JOHN A. TUKNKK,  Manugor for J. Kred Hume & Co.  Nelson, February 5tli, 18JM.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  :reb___/t___ _a___-___ow-_e_d poe o-oor.   _3T_ri___i_)i3src_j-s.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  _____?_?:___-_r utoir  peices,  nVE-A-DPS,    JEJTO--   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything" in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rogers Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  "���^    "rCljiS  MB"1i"-r  I *i-_>��'-t   i  "l .���._������ V'JI  1 ��� -. ^SisI'M  .-> - 'J-fJ  ls"��'_!s-_|  _��� .*_ ���* Ji  %w  l_p-��- J*  RV_*    - ���  ���rtF-r-.-G-'


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