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The Tribune Mar 27, 1897

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Array Has Mines that are Paying Dividends andi ���J," .      A  ,���xy   ���  dreds of Properties that can be Madi    _- ������;--\cial V-  Dividend  Paying Mines.  -ptov  incia  KOOTENAY  Has  Three  Smelters  in  Successful  Operation,  and  Enough  Ore  in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  FIFTH   YEAR-NO.   IX  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  MARCH 2/,, 1897.  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR.  THE   WOODEURY   CONCENTRATOR.  It was Accepted By  Llie Company After Five  Days Running.  The Canadian Pacific Mining & Milling  company's   concentrator    at   Woodbury  creek has turned out live carloads, oi the  cleanest concentrates ever shipped  from  the   district.     The   mill   was   completed  some six weeks'ago, but by reason of the  water freezing in the jigs and in the Hume  it has not been able  to  run  constantly.  The mill  was built by M. A. Ilolman ol'  Carterville, Missouri, and  the machinery  consists of one breaker, three sets of roller   crushers,   three   rotary screens,  and  four compartment jig**.    The  machinery  was supplied by the Carterville machine  works, aifd lhe mill was put up on a contract to save 00 pev cent of the lead and  silver contents of the ore.' It was accepted after (ive days run, its work being up  to contract on llie third day.   The ore as  it goes to the mill, is about ;*>0 per cent  lead, and the other half i.s iron and zinc.  The lead concentrates contain 80 per cent  lead   besides   the   silver.     The   mill   has  neither vanner.s nor tables, and  the finest  slimes are cleaned by tie jig process.  The  jigs, which are the only ones of the kind  in the west,  were constructed  and  built  by M. A. Jlohnau.    The mill, though built  for a .-10-ton   mill,  will, easily handle   100  tons per day.    Two cars of concentrates  have been shipped to the  Kaslo sampler,  and   two  cars  were sold  to the  Kverett  smelter.    The entire work*-, since the mill  lias started, has been put under the supervision of Mr. Ilohnan, who is ever ready  to show anyone the workings of the mill.  A   LIGHT   SHIPPING ,WEBK,  returns, of $01,501.70, which is at the rate  of $20:!. 12 per ton of crude ore. The high-  , est assay in'siiver to the ton of any single  'shipment was !>SI7.0 ounces, and in- lead,  70.i) per cent, while the quotations of silver ranged from ."-'.li cents to (iSj; cents,  which was the highest, price received,  while lend has lluctuated between $_."���()  and .$.'i._7.',. These figures challenge attention because of the high average value  per ton of crude ore, which would be hard  to surpass anywhere. They attest eloquently too, the value of many of the  Slocan' producers, for the Goodenough  does not stand alone in its remarkable  record.  A   VERITABLE   JOB   LOT.  To Til 10 1.1  so.v :    As ii  for the first mayor  fair that   I   should  A Plain Statement.  kctohs ok tiik City ok Nki.-  candidate for your suffrages  of Nelson,  it is but  tate my views, in a  Or  The Total Value of Exports will go Close Upon $800,000 This Month.  There was a falling off in t'ie- values of  tho ore and matte entered at the port of  Nelson for export during the past week.  Exclusive of the Slocan ore which has  gone out via Kevelstoke during the latter  half oi' the month, the value of West  Kootenay's mineral exports is given as  $001,077. It may be taken for granted  that the completed month will bring the  total up close to $800,000. The mineral  expoi ts up to date, so far as reported,  were entered at $2,110,800. Following  show exports for the past week:  JUIU-IOX  Ti-Lil smelter   .Hall Alines smeller.  AND. _IATTK.  1'ounds.       ID.-!:)  N'elson. niai.le.  OKK.  i.e. Hoi mini'. 1!os-!mikI   ���O IC mini'. Hus-liiiiil. coiici'iitriiles.  ���  J'u'h   Slocan Slur. Sandon .-...;   Koolenay Ore Company. ICas'lo..   Whitewater mine, Slocan   I{ambler mine Slocan  ��� '.   Noble Kive mines. Slocan .���....'.'   I loco mine. Sloean       l'avne mine. Sloean.   M.'i: AI. &:-_l'. Co . Woodbury crook ...  Total for week ..'.   ' Total so far for. Miirch...... ...'..  Total for February ���.-..'...:  Total for .lanimiy   Total via Kevelstoke, .Ian and Kol>.  Total via Kevelstoke to JYlurch'l  ll,3iiil  .Approximate  Ton*!. Value.  57.1  11  :; i  i��j  Oft  ii;  17  51  PI  Tolal so far for 1S!>7  1.232  ft,S20  ft.'iOi  I 513  I.MK7  'Aftft  17,8211  S SS.ft'Al  Slilil.185  -.-3i;*-.s/>.*i  $fi7��.50li  .���5172.5:11  : S I5.7!)2  S2.llO._iK)  Another Man After Heinze.  ' Butt is, Mont., March 21.���Another big  suit for damages has been brought in the  United States court here against F. Aug.  '-Heiuze and the. Montana' Ore Purchasing  company for   $105,000.    The plaintiff  in  ' this case i.s J_. Rollins Morse, chairman of  tiie reorganization committee of. the'Butte  & Boston Mining company. The latter is  owner is of the Michael Dav.itt mine,  which adjoined the Rains owned by  Hein/.e, aud it i.s charged that by underground working Hein/.e's conipany took  $00,000, worth of ore out of the Michael  Davitt and damaged the mine in the  further sum of $75,000.  May Euilct at Northport.  Col. Kid path of tlie Le Boi mine, in a  ���recent interview concerning the probable  extensions of the company, said: "We  expect to very soon build a smelter of  our own to handle the output of the Le  Koi and it is likely that we will locate it  at Northport. Tlie proposition has not  yet come before the board of directors,  but has been talked among the stockholders. I am quite sure this will result within  a short time. The smelter we expect to  build will "probably' have a capacity, of  iioO tons a day, which will be sufficient to  handle all the ore from our mine.  Heinze Buys the Kootenay & Columbia.  The second Largest and, in many respects, the most important sale whicli has  occurred in the Hossland camp was the  sale to F. Aug. Hein/.e, I'or the .British  Columbia Smelting 6c Refining, company  ut Trail, of the Kootenay it -Columbia  group i'or the sum of $500,000. Negotiations  for the property had been in progress for  a month and were closed last Wednesday  evening. Mr. Koinze's expert has been at  the mine for several weeks, and.has made  the most minute aud exhaustive examination.   The Goodenough Mine's Record.  The Goodenough Mines-'company has  prepared a, statement of tlie shipments  from the Goodenough, which presents a  record that is somewhat remarkable.  From January 1-1, 1805, to March. 12, 1807  inclusive, there have been shipped from  this property vevy nearly .'JOl tons of ore,  in exact figures A0A tons, J.S07 pounds, of  nn aggregate value, according to smelter  general   way.  regarding questions  with  which the mayor and aldermen must deal.  The question of revenue should of necessity be lirst considered, so that expenditures for public works may be kept within  the means of the city.  Taxes and licenses should not be made  so high a.s to lead to the conliscationof unimproved real estate, or so burdensome  on people engaged in legitimate pursuits  as to drive them out of business.  The public work of greatest necessity  is one that will give the city an abundant  supply of water: next comes the question  of sewerage. These works can only be  completed by borrowing money, and as  that right has been given the city by the  act that incorporated it, every dollar so  borrowed should be expended in giving  the city works'that will be at once efficient and permanent. If such results  cannot be obtained, it is better that not  a dollar be borrowed.  The completion of water works will go  far towards providing the city against  danger from fire, so that the expenditures  for fire lighting apparatus will not be a  great charge against the general revenue.  Street improvements should be confined  solely to giving each householder within  the city limits like accommodations, that  is. a sidgwalk to reach his home and a road  over which a wagon can bedriven. When  this is done, grading and paving the main  streets can be considered.  if 1 should be elected mayor, so far a.s it  is in my power to do so, the city of Nelson will be during my term'.of office what  if has been as a town, that is,'clean,  free, and orderly.- ������   ��� - -John -Hc-r.-rmx.  Some Rich Alberni Roclc.  James Dunsmuir, of Victoria, last week  received a gold brick, valued at $520.-10,  the result of crushing fourteen tons of  ore at the Consolidated Alberni mill.  This total does not include the gold held  in the sulphurets, which  will  net about  $30 per -ton of ore. A shipment of eight  tons went forward the other day per  steamer Wellington, consigned to the  Messrs. Price &��� Sons, of Sail Francisco.  This will be thoroughly tested by them  and a report 'made as to average value of  the free'milling ore and the sulphurets,  and also as to the best character of stamp  mill suitable for treating the ore. This  determined a twenty-stamp mill will be  erected at the mine.  Freight Blockade On the C. P. R.  The freight blockade oh the C. P. R.  system at Arrowhead is occasioning the  people of Nelson and other towns in  'Southern Kootenay much annoyance and  loss. Tn some cases goods which have  been on the road from the east for. two  months have not yet arrived at their des-:  tination. The excuse offered by the railway people is that the delay is,occasioned  by the low stage of water in the Columbia river, but as the company has made  it a practice lo receive freight while in  possession of knowledge of ihe_ blockade  there is much feeling against it on the  part of local merchants. There is also  much delay' upon local business. One  small, shipment from Nelson to the Le  Roi mine was seven days in reaching Trail  landing from Nelson. A service like this  does .not help Nelson merchants to keep,  the trade of the surrounding country.  Nelson House Changes Management.  Stephen White, of Brandon, took possession of the Nelson House this morning  under the terms of a five years lease. The  Nelson Hotel is the pioneer, hotel of the  town, The old proprietors, Messrs. A. J.  Marks and Charles Van Ness, cast in their  lot with Nelson in May, 1880, and the Nelson Mouse was built the following July.  Since the lirst day of opening tlieir house,  Messrs, Murks & Van Ness have conducted  a first-class establishment, and_ in their  retirement from the hotel business the  travelling public will lose tlie services of  two very good hotel men. For the future  Mr. Marks will devote his attention to his  mining and real estate interests throughout the district, with headquarters in  Nelson, while Mr. Van Ness will devote  his attention to his interests in Rossland  and Grand Forks.  Oscar  rived in  TWO   SHORT   LOCALS.  Bass, official stenographer, ar-  towu this week to attend the  sittings of the supreme court next week.  The Hall Mines smelter will soon be in a  position to treat o50 tons of crude ore per  day, and within six weeks the management of the company expects to be able  to furnish that amount from the company's own mines.  An Instance of How Mines, Men and Town-  sites Can Be Mixed.  '. A very elaborate prospectus has been  issued by the Gold Fields of British Columbia, Ltd. f,Tho company has been organised with a capital of .��000,000, divided  into 000,000 shares of .��1 pound each. The  Gold l.xploration and Development Syndicate of British Columbia, who are the  vendors, take 200,000 in part payment of  the purchase consideration. An issue of  -100,000 shares at par has been made, 200,-  000 of which will be set aside for the provision of working capital. The directors  include the Farl of Essex, the l.ai-1 of  Huntington, Col. Fludyer, Col. Anstey  and l_rn.set Grant-Coven. The advisory  board of Canada are: Hon. Chas. 1_.  Pooley, Hon. D. W. Higgins aud D. R.  Ker. The Victoria solicitors are Messrs.  F.borts 6c Taylor.  The prospectus states that the company  has been organized for the purpose of carrying on tlie business of a general exploration, prospecting, development, nun ing,  trading and financial corporation in British Columbia, where a large field for profitable working exists.   For those purposes  a contract has been entered into for the  acquisition   of    mining    properties    aud  townsites aggregating about 3,300 acres.  The mining properties include  ten  mineral claims of   the   Albert   Canyon  and  Downie Creek groups, containing about  -150 acres, and the mining properties formerly belonging to the Channie Mining  Company, Ltd.    This lot includes sixteen  claims,  among   them   being   the   Bobby  Burns.   The third lot is 010 acres, known  as Chrome Valley claims, situated iu the  Similkameeen district and stated by the  venders to consist of auriferous gravel.  Lot-I is one-half interest iu the Flossie L.  mine.    The mine i.s situated on Spokane  mountain, close to tlie town of Hossland.  Lot 5 is one-half interest in .the Little  Darling mine, also close to the town of  Rossland.    Lot 0 contains half interest in  Little Flo. Victoria, the Hardy and Prospector claims, all near Rossland.    Lot 7 is  one-half interest   in   mineral   properties  known as Confederation, Oswego, l.ureka,  New Dominion, C-iueen of the Hills, Sholto,  and Golden Chariot, situated in the northern   division   of   West  Kootenay.     The  eighth and last lot of "mines" is made up  of  valuable options for the purchase  of  other   nine  claims   forming  part of   the  group   known   as   Albert;    Canyon    and  Downie Creek mining properties, named  as follows:     Nelson, "Truro,  Burlington,  SHORT   BITS   OP   NEWS   PROM   KASLO.  Dartsmonch,  iimi'tx. ��� Toronto    Chief,  Snowball. A'ictoria and Revelstoke.  The company's townsites include Thur-  low, situated on Thurlow island. It contains 100 acres, is situated in the very  heart of a new mining district, and has  the only safe harbor in the locality. The  purchase includes a general store and au  hotel, a saw-mill and two other buildings.  The mail service to Thurlow is good and  an assayer is going to locate in this thriving city. The townsite of Albert Canyon is .situated oil the main line of the C.  P. ll. Mines of undoubted richness are  being developed in the immediate vicinity.  The prices to be paid for the whole of  the property to be -acquired by the company has been fixed by the vendors, who  are selling at a profit, at the sum of -��-100,-  000, payable as to -��40,000 in cash; and  �����200.000 in fully paid up shares, and as to  the balance of -��100,000 in cash or fully  paid up shares at the option of the directors.  Appended to the prospectus are mimer-  ous extracts from 'reports to show "more  particularly the careful manner in which  the properties before mentioned have  been selected." One extract is from a report of J. M. Kellie. M. P. P., dated No-,  vember 5th. 1S00. This is headed ''The  Albert Canyon aud Downie Creek Mining  Properties." Mr. Kellie, referring to the  Waverly, says: "I. cordially congratulate you on securing the above mentioned  properties, as 1 feel confident they will  take high rank. The Waverly claim in  particular is, for the amount of development work done, in my opinion, the most  promising looking mining property that  has come under my observation during  ten'years' residence in British Columbia,  the Le Roi, War Eagle, and Silver King  mines not excepted." It will be noticed  (although the vendors do not mention it  in their prospectus) that the Waverly is  not included in the properties which the  company has for sale.  The appendices conclude with excerpts  from the writings of P. A. O'Karrell and  other mining men, aiid rather fittingly include the statements of a president of a  "gas" company.  The Mayoralty Candidatew.  L'p to the present there are two candidates in the field for the mayoralty of  Nelson. They arc John Houston and  John A. Turner. The aldermanic slates  have not yet been made up. An open letter of John Houston's to the electors of  Nelson appears in this issue.  Chinese Afraid of an Alien Law.  Upwards of two hundred Chinamen,  most of them laborers and cannery helpers, have during the past two weeks taken  affidavits before notaries public and  justices of the peace around Victoria, declaring that they can comply with all the  requirements to become British subjects.  They have also sworn allegiance to the  queen. These affidavits are now being  filed witfi the registrar, and all that is  now necessary to make liritish subjects of  these Chinamen, most of whom cannot  write Fnglish and some of whom cannot  even speak it, is for the declarations to  be read in court,  I'el ton wheel,  wood-sawing  water front.  The change in the Municipal Clauses  Act concerning assessment of improvements, has created some confusion and  dissatisfaction concerning the recent assessment in this city.   Under the previous  The city has been sued by Messrs. Bod-  well & Irving, tho well  known  barristers  of Victoria, for a claim  arising out of a  transaction of the council of 1801.   Iu that  year the council, L>5' resolution, purchased  the franchise of the Kaslo  Electric Light.  Power and Water Works company, paying for it in corporation' notes.   When the  notes became due they were not retired.  When the council of 1805 came into office  it asked i'or the appointment of Mr. W. J.  Goepel to audit the accounts, and he was  accordingly appointed  by the provincial  government.     lie declared  the expenditure  for  the  franchise  illegal   and   surcharged it upon the members of the council.    Upon appeal his decision was in part  sustained by the chief justice so  far as  any payments had  been   made.    As  the  outstanding notes are a part of the same  expen'dituie, the present council has refused  to pay them.   Two   of  the   notes  cahie into the bauds of the Victoria legal  firm, who are now bringingsuitto recover  outhem.   The action will  be stubbornly  contested.    Whatever may have been the  wisdom of the original   purchase, somebody  is   responsible i'or   the notes,; and  bearing in mind  the chief justice's judgment, it is difficult to say with whom the  payment rests.  The number of saloon licenses in Kaslo  is .decidedly on tlie increase. Two applications are at present before the board of  license commissioners, aud more are coming, as some new buildings are going up  which will be occupied as hotels with bars  attached.  The new building: which Mrs. Milling-  ton is building on Front street is to have  a brick front, which is now being put in  position. Jt will be occupied as soon as  completed, as it was Ieasedcsome time ago.  Angus Campbell, formerly of the tug-  steamer Red Star, has let a contract for  the construction of a hotel building on  one of the lots recently purchased by him  on Front street. Jt will be of two stories,  with basement, and have a neat front  elevation. It has also been leased, and  tlie lessees expect to be doing business in  t he new premises by the middle of May  if the contractors are able to carry out  their agreement for its early completion.  The assessment roll of this city for the  current year fools up the sum of -100,500,  which is considerably over $200,000 more  than that of the preceding year. The  Jand.,value amounts to $30-1,320, and the  value of improvements $'105,180. The-  number of new buildings erected during  tlie past year have added materially to  the latter item. It will be still more advanced if the projected buildings are constructed.  There has been a considerable movement in real estate during the past few  weeks and lots are advancing in price.  Front street properly, which hitherto remained unoccupied, is now passing into  the hands of those who intend building at  once. There is also an increasing demand  for small tenements for rental, and it is  already considerably in advance of the  ���supply.' There is said'not to be a vacant  house in the city, and even rooms are  scarce.       "!      r    '. '������  Duncan McPhail has purchased a sec-,  ond lot on Front street on which he will  build a handsome building for store purposes. He has also cleared and graded  his lot on the corner of Front and Fifth'  streets for building purposes. Both buildings will be constructed iirthe immediate  future.    ,  It is said that a committee of the city  council has effected an understanding  .with the promoters of the bill to'incorporate the Kootenay Flcctric company, by  which the council is to -wit lid raw its opposition to"the act in consideration of the  introduction of certain clauses protecting  the rights of the city, aud-.requiring its  consent before any portion of the streets  can be. occupied. The bill, as it originally  stood, gave the company the right toeiect  its poles upon the streets, and to cut them  up as it might choose.  There was a pleasant dancing party at  the Ivaslo the other evening, given by the  guests of the house to their friends.  About thirty couples were in attendance,  and dancing was spritedly maintained  until the early morning hours.  A. ii. McArthur and Lake I). Wolfordof  the ({ambler- and Cariboo Consolidated  Mining company, were in the city on  'Wednesday evening. Mi1. Wolford went  on to the mine on Thursday morning,  while Mr. McArthur remained over to  discuss business matters in which he is  largely interested with local people.  Major 'Montgomery, president of the  Washington Mining company," returned  from Spokane on Wednesday. While  there he had an operation performed on  one of hi.s eyes with beneficial results. He  has now very nearly recovered.  The Leland hotel has changed hands,  and is now under the management of T.  Donovan, by whom it will be entirely'refitted with new carpet and repapered.  An   enterprising   citizen   has   acquired  the use of the city's water  for driving a  It  will  be attached   to a  machine   placed   near   the  municipal law, improvements were assessed at half their value. The Municipal  Clauses Act requires that, like land, the  improvements shall be assessed ,at their  full value, but the rate of taxation is.ap-  plied to only 50 per cent of tne assessed  value. 11 is well that this should be generally understood.       t  The soft weather has interfered with  traffic on the Ivaslo 6c Slocan railway to  some extent. Wednesday's down train  from Sandon did not ��� reach the Ivaslo  station until an early hour on Thursday  morning, and Thursday's train was also  behind time. Mud slides were frequent  all along the line.  There has been no further interference  with the services at the English church.  The Kev. Mr. Yates, the minister in charge,  held services on Sunday last, and week  day lenten services are advertised, ft is  to be sincerely hoped that some way out  of the difficulty may be found before  grievances are expensively aired in the  courts.    SLOCAN   MINING   NEWS.  STILL   IN   THE   LEAD.  The Slocan Star Has Paid More In Dividends  Than Any Other Property.  The Byron .Wh'ite Mining company declared another dividend of $50,000 last  week, which was payable on Thursday.  This brings tlie total of the company's  dividends up to $350,000, the highest in  the district, being $25,000 over the total  dividends declared by the Le Roi at Rossland. The company has issued the following statement of the business for tlie year  1800:  ICKCKIITS.  Cash on hand .January 1, IS!).  ....... S 40,102 60  Sales of or. ��C 1:1.811 35  Rents, ele ,...      4,'M1 ,'J'A  Sales of material mid supplies         Sim 53  Refund of overcharges  451 50  lJuiiiugu to'Mumo  'AS 50  $-51,935 Sl  The Payne group, in the Slocan, is producing more ore than at any time this  season. Sixty tons a day are now going  to market from the property. Seventy  men are employed in and about the mine.  The Wonderful is working 25 men and  the shipments from the mine amount to  one-half car a day.  The Slocan Mining and Milling company's concentrator is employing 15 men.  At present the mill is being run on Idaho  ore. This mill also handles some of the  ore from the Alamo and Cumberland.  The Silver Bear, wliich was recently  purchased, by a Rossland firm and taken  over by a joint stock company, is not one  of the claims of what is popularly known,  as the Swede group, although-so advertised. It is certainly on the south fork of  Ivaslo creek, and may be located not far  from tlie much talked of group which is  still owned by tlie .Martins and Carl  Nelson.  Frank L. Fitch, Charles Ross iter, and  Duncan Gilchrist have bonded their mineral claim Union in the Hot Springs camp  to Robert F. Green, in consideratisir of a  small cash payment and $8000 payable at  regular intervals after the .loth of June  next. Mr. Green has also taken a working  bond on the Laura M. from D. F. Stro-  beck'and J. R. Bardie. The claim is about  two and a half miles from Ainsworth and  half a mile from Kootenay lake. Jt is  said to be a very promising claim.  George Whiteside has purchased from  Andrew Olson, of Kaslo, material interests in two mineral claims, the Sunshine and Jenny. Lind, situated at the  head of one of the branches of the Lardo  river.  Tlie Carbonate mineral claim lias now  passed'.wholly into the hands of Charles  F. Caldwell, of Kaslo, who recently -purchased- the-remaining interests of Gay  lleederand J). F. Croft i'or $5000.  Total   $701,01)8 50  kx*i'i:m)ttl*ui:s.  Labor ���_ 8G,U7 11  ���  Supplies     1U.338 21  (General expenses      2,000 25  Kqiiipmenl. - '     2G,5-_ IU  Freight mid treatment    lSl.'i'i!' 12  JJuty      75,15. <j_  Counsel fees, insurance, clc       3,121 111  $331,001 07  Purchase of mineral claims   300 (in  Dividends   250,000 Ul  Cash on hand Dec. 31. ISUfi   ftli.lO'A 53  Total.  .8701,098 50  Receipts from sales of silver and  lead  for the year ending December 31st, 1800:  (average price .0731  "393,302 111 .  2.12,512 2.1  5SI.301.0G ounces of silver  per ounce      S,illl),3!i8 pounds of lead, (average price per cwl,  S2.S21)    THE   TRANSVAAL   TROUBLE.  Chamberlain and Kruger Engaged in a Diplomatic Skirmish.  Londox, March 21.- The Loudon Globe  leads a chorus of alarm in the "'London  .press over an impending war with the  Transvaal. Unreasoning clamor of this  sort may sometimes be traceable to the  influence of the speculative'"Kaffirs ring.  At the present time it is obviously the  effect of the action of the J3oer government. Early in this month'Mr. Chamberlain informed the Pretoria government  tlmt certain legislation just approved by  the. Volksraad,-affecting J3ritish subjects,  was a breach of the London convention,  and could not be tolerated. President  Jvruger has replied that the London convention would not be interpreted by his  government as giving British subjects in  the Transvaal any privileges not accorded to other foreigners. This was  a shrewd answer, but was practically an  evasion of Mr. Chamberlain's demand.  The latter has, it is reported, now warned  the Transvaal government that the London convention covers the right of ('ireat  Britain to interfere if her citizens or other  foreigners are subjected to a violation of  common international laws. The French  government is known to be desirous of  uniting with the British in making representations to Pretoria against enactments  bearing heavily on the mining industries.  French shareholders retain a great deal  of Transvaal mining stock, and are wroth  over its depreciation, but the British government wants nobody's hand felt in the  Transvaal but its own. Mr. Chamberlain  is diplomatically having it out with the  Transvaal, but the result is still a matter  of doubt. Mr. Khodes has been in Holland since appearing before the South  African committee, buying sheepand cattle for breeding.purposes in Rhodesia. Me  is about to sail via the Sue/, canal for  Beira.  A Group Transferred to Finch.  Charles Benton has transferred to John  A. Finch, in trust for the Silver Crown  Consolidated Mining company, the min-  eial claims Silver Crown, Violet, Mountain and Colorado, situated at the south  ond of Kootenay lake, aud about a mile  from its shore. In consideration he is to  receive the entire capital stock of the  conipany when organized, amounting to  91,000,000. It is presumed that there will  be further transfers to the promoters in  due time.  Total $.10,814 3.1  SHIPMENTS  KOI'   18-li.  Pounds.  . I,1,5'.)7,0(i"  .  15,210,771  015,0.13,075  .    U.'.IW.H.  Gross weight of ore reported from smelLers..  rsct ,       ,1     .ii      m      H      n      H      ii  Tolal production of silver and. lead-  Gross ounces MI ver reported from smelters .  Gros.-i pounds lead reported from smelters  ..  A vernRO assay of year's shipments, 7005 net tons: Silver,  SO.S75 ounces per ton; lead, 03.3,1 per cent; inoi-tiire, I.ll  per cent.  There has been expended during the  life of the mine $71,370 in macliiuery,  flumes and other iuprovements.  MAY   GET   NO   BONUS.  The Discussion of the Crow's Nest Road Did  Not Help the C. P. R.  The Canadian J'acific railway is going  to get no bonus from the government towards the construction of the Crow's Nest  railway.     That  seems   to   be  taken  for  granted.    On the contrary, it seems to be  taken for granted that some effort will  be made to re-invest the people with the  valuable coal fields which the British Columbia politicians alienated to themselves  and   their   friends.     Just   exactly  what  tliese coal fields amount to iu extent or in  value no one has hitherto been able to  tell   only in a general  wa}r.'    We '"have  fstate'd-that they included every variety  of coal���lignite, bitumiuous and anthracite; that there were known to be thirty-  two consectutive seams exposed to view,  one of them being thirty feet wide and  thirty 'miles   long;   tfiat   the   combined  width of the seams was ISO feet.   The Telegram   last night produced  evidence  to  show that the coal fields in questien are  even more valuable and more extensive  than we had  been informed.    According  to i nforniatioil fu rn ishe'd' t he 1 a te W.1-1.  Ifowland in 1S0_, by an expert, the Crow's  Nest property is said to be the finest coal  propertyin North America.    The yield of  coal per scjuare mile of territory is estimated  at   fifty million   tons,   while   the  whole amount of tons of coal embraced in  the coal lands now controlled by the Canadian Pacific railway is "almost inconceivable."   The market for the  Crow's  Nest  coal promises to be a very profitable and  t ex tensive one.   The Great Northern railway will distribute large quantities of it  throughout Montana, Idaho1 and Washington,  while  the Canadian Pacific railway will handle the coal throughout the  mining districts of British Columbia. The  railways   themselves   will    consume   immense quantities of it.    All  the smelters  and steam plants within nOO or.-000 miles  of the coalfields will besupplied from this  source.    Not only.will the Canadian Pacific railway soon possess all these valuable coal fields, but it willbe subject to no  regulation as to the price at which it shall  be carried over the railway.    J3y this deal,  wliich Messrs. J affray and Cox engineered  between  the liritish Columbia Southern  railway and the Canadian Pacific railway,  the latter corporation becomes much more  monopolistic than  ever,    ft owns all the  coal   fields   and   can   dictate    whatever  freight   rate   it   pleases.     What   is   Mr.  Laurier   going   to   do   about   iiy    What  couriic does the (ilobe intend  to  pur.-ue?  Will it advise the government to disallow  the act of 1800, which seems to be the only >  loophole   left   the   people   from    freeing  themselves from the bondage of the Canadian   Pacific  railway?    Or  will  it continue its academic denunciation of monopolies until the time arrives when disallowance   will  be impossible?   Let the  (ilobe read its anti-coal-combine articles  that we reproduced  the other day.--Toronto World.  Carlson's Body Is Recovered.  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Ix order to repay the provincial government for the patronage wliich it bestows  upon   them,  the   Vancouver  World  and  Victoria Colonist are now endeavoring to  defend the government'- railway policy,  ass evidenced in the construction of the  Shii-wap & Okanagan, the Nakusp 6c Slocan, and the Victoria 6c Sidney railways.  By mixing up the'ligures in the public accounts, the editor of the Colonist makes  it appear that taken  together the three  roads have not cost the province a cent,  and  that up to June 30 oh, 1800, the province had  a credit  balance  of .$10,520.-10  over and above all payments made under  the governments several guarantees. This  ' is bat a fair sample of the dishonesty of the  "World and  the Colonist.    These  government organs arrive at this result by figuring in the deposit of $ US,-100 made by the  Nakusp 6c Slocan railway with the government iu lieu of the Dominion subsidy  of S3200 per  mile  for  .''-7 miles,  together  with accrued interest upon the same.   l>y  iMing up this money  to  meet payments  '   due,. the government  can   twist   things  around so that none of tbese railways"appear to have cost the country anything  up to the close of the last fiscal year.    If  the editors"of these pap-fed organs were  honest, they would inform  tlieir readers  that at the close of the last'fiscal  year  t:i.re remained in the provincial treasury  out" .$3-1,70."). If of   the  Nakusp 6c Slocan  company's  payment ��� of $118,100 and  accrued interest, and they could have told  their readers that when the account for  the current year is closed,  the amount  will be further reduced  by nearly $.15,000.  If the editors of the Colonist and'World  were honest, they would treat these different railways separately and not bunch  them together in order to make it appear  that the editor of the Nelson  Miner was  lying.     Taken   separately,  the accounts  show that the Victoria & Sidney railway  will cost the  province  $.150,000 together  with exchange and auditing charges, as  the government guarantees  the 'payment  of 2 per cent per annum upon $.'300,000 of  the company's bonds for 25 years.   With  respect to the Shuswap 6c Okanngan, the  government lias already gone i.i li-e hole  $21,287.05 in   making guaranteed interest  payments in four years, and during that  period it used up $10:3,200 which it received  ���as a .Dominion subsidy for the work.   The  government is liable for the payment for  over 20 years of I  per cent interest upon  theS. 6c 0. company's bonds to the amount  of $1,210,70,'!.    The Dominion subsidy having been eaten up, the government for the  next 20 years must make up the difference  between 10 per cent of the railway's gross  earnings and the interest upon the bonds.  The annual charge for interest and commission averages over $50,500, while with  one exception (180:3) the receipts from  the  Canadian I'aeifie Railway company, being  -10 per cent of the earnings, have always  been under $10,000.    This means .that tlie  S. 6c O.  railway is  costing  tho  province  over $-!0,5G0"per .annum.    The. Nakusp 6c  Slocan railway account shows-that 10 per  cent of the gross earnings of that  road  during the last  fiscal year was $15,221.7:3  short of the amount required by the government for the payment .of guaranteed  interest upon the company's bonds.  When  the ��overnme;it has paid the interest upon tlie S.\6c S. bonds for five years, it will  have  used   up all  the  Dominion subsidy  and must thereafter  make up  the difference  between  -JO. per   cent of  the  roads  earnings and tiie amount of the interest  upon the bonds at'1 per cent.    Last year  $11,200. iii represented 10 per cent of the  gross earnings and $20,-187.SO, interest,  commission and charges. It'is not traducing the country to say that the government will doubtless be called upon to  'pay $200,000 in interest charges on the N.  6c S. bonds, because tlie Canadian Pacific  railway has never been known to give  itself the worst of any. lease. After the  payment of the interest upon the N. 6c S.  bonds the government is also liable for  theprinciple $0(7,012 inreturn for which  it has .a mortgage upon the N. & S. railway, whicli isalleged to have cost $0-17.000.  When the government's railway obligations arc discharged, it will have expended over $ 150,000 on the Victoria A: Sidney,  over $800,000 on the S. & ()., over $200,000  on the N. 6c S. for interest, with the option of taking the road for an additional  .$017,072.' For an expenditure of $1,807,072  it will have an asset alleged to be worth  $017,072. _ _     _ ' ,  Ji'thk legislature on Tuesday, in answer to a set of  questions  by Macpherson  of   Vancouver,   attorney-general   Fberts  furnished the.house with an idea of what  it has  cost the  province to  allow chief  justice Theodore Davie to make a preliminary revision of the statutes.    From the  attorney-general's reply one  would  also,  gather that chief justice Davie is a diligent worker when   feathering   his   own  nest.    While head of thegovernment, and  with thcol'ficeof chief justice in reach,Theodore Davie passed an act authorizing the  ..vision of the statutes.  This act differed  from all other acts in that it empowered  the lieutenant-governor in council to issue  a commission for the revision of the  statutes to a single  commissioner.   This was  done because  Theodore Davie intended  that he should be that one commissioner,  and  he did  not wish  to divide the purse  with anyone.    When Theodore Davie became chief justice Davie the Turner government carried  out  the unprecedented  programme of appointing   chief  justice  D.ivie  sole revising commissioner of the  statutes.   The commissioner got down to  work at once aud   by the time the legislature met he had   rolled  up a bill  of $7500  for services.    Various members of the legislature consuled the government for entrusting such important work to a single  commissioner, and forced thegovernment  to pledge itself to appointadditional commissioners.    Like most promises made by  the Turner government, this one, made in  the session of  1800, was  not  kept.    Chief  justice Davie remained sole revising commissioner until   within  a   few  weeks of  opening of the' present session of the legislature,    lie then   returned  his commission and a new one was issued appointing  three commissioners  to go over the work  performed   by   chief justice   Davie.    J3y  n_. keeping faith   with' the legislature in  this matter premier Turner enabled chief  justice Davie to work  in another bill for  $0000, so that when a properly constituted  commission took the work of revision iu  hand chief justice Davie had drawn down  $13,500 for preliminary work.    Tt is a tiifl-  ing matter that this last  $0000  payment  exceeded the  estimate by $3500 and that  fie   latter   amount was paid  by special  warrant, "judged in the niatter.of there-  vision of the statutes it is not difficult to  understand' the eucoini u ms of chief j ustice  Davie's friends when they describe him as  an indefatigable worker.  Si xci-; the editor of the Colonist professes  tocknow so much concerning the government's railway accounts, will he kindly  explain why the Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company was not paid more than  one year's-interest upon the deposit of  $118,100 made by that, company with the  government. At the time this money  was paid it was agreed that the company  should be allowed interest upon the balance of this sum at the rate of A\ per cent,  but it was generally understood by the  legislature that the amount of such interest should be placed to the credit of the  company and used with the -10 per cent of  the gross earnings to pay the guaranteed  interest upon the bonds. Instead of doing this the government, on the advice of  attorney-general Davie, paid over to the  railway company $3SI!) on December20th,  1801, and $2072 on February llth, 1805.  There is still a balance upon wliich this  interest is due but no payments have since  been made to the conipany. Last session  tiie legislature challenged these interest  payments and none have since been made.  Is the governmentof today of the opinion  that attorney-general Davie allowed the  railway company to get ahead of the  province to .the further extent of $5021 ���-.  Tiik Western Mining World' iu discussing the effect of the pioposed changes in  the Tinted States tariff upon ores, takes a  very sensible view. It says that the importation of lead ores from British Columbia to American smelters is apt to cut  some figure with the committee on ways  and means at the next session of congress  in framing ti tariff. In case the increase  proposed is insisted upon, although a  majority of the mines are owned by people residing on this side of tiie line, it i.s  claimed thai they will do their own smelting in Canada. The great bodies of ore  that are developed, the coal resources  that they have close at hand, and the dif  ferent varieties of ore that are and will  no doubt continue to be found, will make  it possible to do their own smelting and  refining and have all the profits that accrue therefrom.  A   FRAUDULENT   SALE   ALLEGED.  The Creditors Oppose the Application of Archer  for a "Water Charter.  The troubles of the lvoo'enay Water  Supply company have at last been ventilated in the provincial legislature, in the  shape of a petition from the creditors of  the concern. As there has been a general  feeling uneasiness concerning the status  of this company, the petition of the creditors will doubtless be in(cresting. It sets  out:  "That, we, the undersigned,' are the  creditors, solicitors for creditors, or are  otherwise interested in the affairs of the  Kootenai Water Supply Company (Foreign), a conipany, which, until September,  1800, operated certain placer claims at  Seven-mile creek, on the I'end d'Oreille  river, belonging to the Kootenai Hydraulic Mining Company.  "That on the 25th of August, 1800. the  company transferred tlieir valuable plant,  turbine wheels, flume, boarding-houso,  and other property to one Ceorge Archer,  for the alleged consideration of one dollar,  thereby preventing ��� the creditors of the  said company collecting the debts justly  due them, and early in September the  said company closed down their works,  and refused to pay their men tiny wages,  causing considerable anxiety, uncertainty  and distress. '   0   c  "That an action is now pending to set  aside the said bill of sale to George Archer,  which was irregular, and which we believe was given for the purpose of delay  to defraud creditors.  "That we are informed that one William Archer is applying to the legislative  assembly for a charter for a water power  company, the works to be erected on the  said l.'end d'Oreille river, and we verily  believe that .he intends using the plaut,  machinery, and other- property formerly  belonging to tlie Kootenai Water Supply  company, (Foreign), and transferred as  alleged i'or the purposes of his new company. -  "That it was ordered by the honorable  "the supreme court of liritish Columbia,  that the defendants, the Kootenai Water  Supply Company, (Foreign), and each of  them, their, and each of their agents and  servants, be restrained until the trial of  this action from selling, encumbering, or  otherwise disposing of, the property, or  assets claimed by the company, or by  George Archer, by assignment from the  defendant company.  "That William cleV. leMaister was appointed receiver to protect the interests of  the creditors, but has been unable to force  payment owing to the said, bill of sale  transferring all property of the company  to the said Ceoige Archer, and thatan action is now pending in the honorable tho  supreme court to set aside the said bill of  sale.  "That by granting a. charter to thesaid  William Archer and others, allowing  them to use the plant and turbine wheels  of thesaid Kootenai Water Supply Company. (Foreign), your petitioners fear they  will be deprived of their rights and hard  earned wages."  The creditors of the company who are'  acting with W. DeV. leMaistre. receiver,  are Thomas Wilson, judgment, $200.00:  CM. Wilson, judgment, $117.33; C. R.  Turner, $105.-10, claim in suit: F. Fmbree,  judgment for $130.5!!; Gcorere Taylor,  judgment for $102:51: C. F. I Toff man, judgment i'or $78: Traders' National -Rank and  McBrooin. claim for $1000: W. Hoar. A.  Kundson, W. IT. Brewster, W. F. Lufkins,  and George Troyer have also claims,  against the company.  HOW   TO   IJIVES    ON   $1000   A   WEEK.  Does it pay to be president of the  United States'*1 Can a president save  money out of a salary of $1000 a week?  The experiences of several incumbents of  the White House prove this affirmatively.  Benjamin Harrison has found consolation  for the loss of his place in such opportunities for money-making as he never had  before he climbed into the presidential  chair. Ten thousand dollars, a year for a  few lectures at the Leland Stanford I'ni-  versity; huge prices paid for literary articles sought by editors for the sake of his  name; enormous fees for legal services  rendered to corporations these and other  sources of cash supply' have probably  swelled his income beyond what it was  when he occupied the White Mouse. The  chances are that Mr. Harrison today is  worth nearly half a million of dollars, lie  was one of the most economical tenants  that the executive mansion has ever had,  and it is well within the mark to estimate  that he saved $120,000 out of his salary in  tlie four years of his incumbency.  Tlie size of Mr. Cleveland's fortune is a  matter of speculation. When he first became a tenant of the White I louse he was  a poor man, comparatively speaking. Certainly he was not worth $50,000, and  probably not half that much.- Today, if  not a millionaire, he may be rated vlo-.e  to the enviable mark. His salary during  his two terms as president afforded a surplus which was profitably invested. There  has never been any extravagance in expenditure at tiie executive mansion during his tenancy, yet Ids horses anil carriages have been the finest that money  could buy and his country houses have  been maintained on a costly scale. On  the other hand his real estate investments  have beiin very profitable, and the value  of Gray Gables now, with 100 acres of  land surrounding it, is not Ies-; than $250,-  000.  Major McKinley. after a long period of  financial trouble, must find great relief  of mind in the prospect of an income of  $50,000 pur annum for the nexr, four years.  The oft-repeated statement that the  amount is scarcely adequate for the support of the dignity of ti president of the  United States is pure nonsense.    It is safe  To make space for now o'ood  beo'i n n i n o:  M on dav,  s we will  sell all, o'oods now in  slock al cost for spot cash,  March   15th and ending. Wednesday,   March  31st.  Toilet Soaps,  Perfumery, Brushes, Combs, Sponges, Mirrors, Rubb_r Goods, Toilet Preparations,' Purses,   Spectacles,   Playing Cards,   Office Supplie,   Note   Paper,   J.nvclopcs,  School  Supplies, Memorandum   Hooks,  I_ic.  Painters' supplies of all kinds, including White   Lead, Boiled  Oil, Raw Oil,  Hard Oil, Tur  pentine, Mixed   Paints, Wood Stains,  l.namels, Varnishes,  l.tc, J_tc.  ur laro'c slock of lhe renowned Tonic Wine, Vin A'lariani, .will  be sold at $1  O  Inspect our stock and see  what you  need.  ���j2 WJ'ST BAKI.R ST.  per Bottle--  eneral Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them  British Columbia Branch Offices        GS"^ Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  eater  (iiinruiiluc'il  ]i.i' conl bettor limn iiuy ollior niiiko of hoalci-      Tho Wclisior .-\VMuin ol' IfonUng willi K.\liiui_l. .Sloiiin roliovcs buck prcs-sin'c on purine  Tim Moi'm; V:i1\�� l!o*io;itui' will rcs-iit. uny stylo ol' vnlve without removing valve  Dariing Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Guts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Pipe, Ci-e.-coiit Drill Stool, W'ii-o liojio       I'rciKliL nnil I'iiskoiikoi' K!<m mors  Write FRANK DARLINC, Sole Agent.for British Columbia  ������ti'cct Hydrants, Unto Vulvi  Office, Hodgins building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson  l.'i'c.-ouiil Drill Stool, W'ii'o liojio  to say that a careful person occupyiiif,'  that oflice could get along witli comfort  on $10,000 a year. ILe could do it on much  loss it it were not for the state dinners--  hall: a dozen of them annually���which  cost about $;���>()() each, including wines. If  he clio^e, he might cut down that item  one-half, and earn the applause of the W.  O. T. V. at (he same time b(y refusing  wine to his guests.  "When one is provided with a house, a  stable., and grooms; conservatories filled  with flower.-*, and gardeners to take care  of them: a butler, a valet, and a housekeeper���all furnished without cost, as the  president gets them, there are compar-i-  tively few "things left I'or him to pay: The  lights, fuel and repairs _or the White  I!ou--(3 come out of L'ncle Sam's pockets,  as well as a thousand and one incidentals.  Major Alclvinley will have a colored man,  rated on the government pay-rolls as a  skilled laborer,,to shave him every morning for the next four years. When he  wants to write a letter he will have the  aid of a stenographer whose service-- do  not cost hini a cent, and the missive will  travel through tho mails without requiring a postage stamp. The marketing for  his household will be done by a steward  w ho draws a fat salary from the treasury,  and till the domestic linen and table  equipments will be supplied ono of the  :j?_!."5,<i(-0 a year which congress appropriates for the maintenance of,the executive  mansiou.    .    A Canadian Jubilee Stamp.  The postmaster-general of Canada proposes, as fat- as his department is concerned, to commemorate her majesty's'  diamond jubilee by the issue of a new  3-cent postage stamp, appropriate to the  occasion. It will have a limited circulation only, probably-for a period of months  covering the jubiiee celebrations during  the coming summer. When the sale is  stop-Jed the present .'J-cent stamp will be  put in circulation again. \ '  i Tlie Liberal Tariff.  Ottawa, March 21.���The new .tariff/  measure is nearly ready and when  brought down Will be found to be far  from approaching the liberal idea of a  tariIT for revenue only. The bill will be  found to partake generally of' the nature  of it-.readjust inent���while some duties will  be lowered, in many cases there will be  increases.  The Crow's lest  Pass Bailway and  The Sloean River  ai  Lake Sawmill  arc to be built during' the year  1897. Construction work has  already commenced on the last  named. These two roads with  the two already havin��' term in-  als at Nelson will make Nelson  the. railway center of Southern  British Columbia. Real estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in value -often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines ��� and Nelson will  be no exception. The following described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers against making- a  losing':  Will" start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs under  contract  for early delivery.  The Planing Mill  and Factory  N now miming I'ull time unilur I lio iiiHiisi^cinctit-  of C. E. Duly, ii -oinpolont (iniu.uli^mitu iiml  iiiooluiiiio who will fiu-iiir.li suooiul ilrnwip'j-; fi'oo  of clini'iio.  New Designs  In lionsu interiors, olllcfc nnd slnro Unliii-uS. dado  work, ninntlos. brnokcls. moulding.-', book- on.-cs.  fiii'iiitino, I nniiiiK--. onrviiitf. grill work, nnd bund  si-twing. Ordoi-s for all -uioli work executed in nn  ,-irl.Ntie man nor.  One Car Glass  Direct from lielgium expected this month. Uoiijrh  and dressed lumber, laths, eto.. always in stock.  NELSON   PROPERTY  . I'rice  liOxiai-fcct on- Haker street, .with , ���J-sl.ory  .'oflico biiildiiiK.: Terms:���'.-    ���  ...��5.2f>0  oijxIlM feet on  Vernon street, with 2-slory  bnsinoss block,   'terms   ...: .5,1)80  25x120 feet, on Vernon street, (a. corner) with  .improvements.   Terms   ���'... ;;    I.CIU0  100x120 feet on Vernon street (a corner) witli  'improvements.   Terms    5.000  50x120 feet at corner of Ward and Hoover  streets, with 10-room dwelling house.   All     L,  modern conveniences.   Terms ���  ;!,500  25x120 feet on Victoria street, with 2-story-  dwelling.    Terms   2,000  ���-2.1x1*21) feet nn Victoria street, with cottage  Terms    2,500  21x120  feet.''corner Victoria nnd   Ilendryx  st roots.   Term -i ��� ��� ���     8.10  Two Cars Sash  and Doors __  -"   ���Yard and branch oflice Iool of  Ilendryx Street.  Ne,S��" G. 0. BUCHANAN  Parties having lots in Silverton, and wishing to  seSi may find a buyer by  addressing or calling on  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia. \ "��� ���  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  I'rice  An undivided one-third interest in the town-  site of Silverton, on ijlociin lake.   Terms. .��1,000  AH undivided one-fourth interest in Troul,  l.nke Oily townsile, in  I.ardcnii district.  Terim  2.0OO  00  to  Cor. Vernon and Ward Sts., Nelson.  _B.  Ff^NK FLETCfiER, Trustee.  G  DOTY  KASLO,   -3.C-  COIJIlKfl'OXDKNCK SOLlt'lTKl).  Oflice:   Corner'Vernon, anil  Ward hi reels, Xelson. B.C.  NOTICE.  I hereby give notice that thirly days after this date. T  intend to imply to lhe ii.ssi-l.iint commissioner of.lands  and works I'or a lea>-e of Ibis land IlliO acre-) for a term of  twenly-iine yours, for the purpose "f opening up and  working u stone nuurry. A ItTH I'll A.-vSKl-IN.  Dated nI. 1'ilof Hay. West, ICooIenav, lhis 20th dav of  March. IW)7.  |Mnreh 27th.]  inisriniiTiu.v.  C'oinmeneiiiLf nl, a post mnrked "Arthur Asi-clin's S.  K. ('ornor." on the wesl, bank of C'rn wford May about one  mile i-oul.h of Crawford creek, lli!:nee northerly 10 chains  to a post marked "Asselin's N". 10 Corner."' thence -10  chains westerly I > n post marked "Asselin's N. XV.  f.'onie"," thenc.i! 10 chains southerly lo n post innrke'l  "As.-elin's S. \V. ('uriier," thence 10 chuins easterly tot lie  point of commencement, containing Kill acres more or le is.  Limited  Near corner Victoria and .Stanley street-  Mrs. Johnson.  Gold .  Silver.  Lead..  Coppoi  2S Broud Street   SI 00      I oo      I no  .  2 no  tO  Victoria, B. O.  ('.'old and .Silver   Lead nnd Pilver.......  Copper, Silver, ("lold..  ?1 "0  I SO  :i co  Views of all parts of Kootenay  I'holographs in the latest styles  (iiiariintoe sali?faction  I      Oilier metals on application.   All samples to he senl  j  carriage paid and clearly marked, and to be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  Kiln-dried and other Lumber-  can now be obtained at the  yard; also'Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,.  l_tc,  at lowest prices.  "lirfUATION wanted"  By an   experienced   housekeeper,   flood   manager and'  willing worker.   Hotel preferred.    Address,  MBS. AIVJIII. HILL, N'elson, B.C.  A'V  I  ���I1*.''-  v -   _ _s_^--������.- -   -������     ,,> ' ��� 'i< "i<--������-'���, .>-*   {.-*<* r'-t. -- ��*������������"��� i- ���<��� \ "*' ���   .-,'��� .Sj'  1 - ...  r"*�����r=-  __������/__!> ha        i��"!    1  ...fc  pr    .    _,���...���,     ,;,...,,,..-.-.-���.,.,,..���.._, .|S1.ld.    ��.    "    . ��� i,     J ���. I    ���  ���..jrT," 'l������_.�� ���  1 .- '-- �� r\i In'1- --- _i.' .*"������*���-,���.'-*��� '-��-������--.������������*." ���v-'i* > ���-���ji t -"I-.  ��� -..ii"  ���I-.V- ���  "r5^!?-^! THE  TBIBUXE:'-NELSON,  B.C.,  SATURDAY,  MABCH  o  , _i.-.��  Capital,D  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  8,000,000  Sir DONALD  A.  SMITH '. President  Hon. OHO. A.  DBUMMON1) Vice-President  E. S. OLOUSTOX General Manager  :_sr:__LSO-sr b_-J..a._-Tc_-_3:  N. W. Cor��. Baker and Stanley Streets.      imAXuiiitfi is ���  LONDON' (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  .  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GICAXT COMMKHCl.U, JN'R 'I'ltAVEI.LKHS'  CJCKl'lTS,  available in any part of the world.  IJUAKTS   ISS-ISP    COI.f.UCTIOXS MAI1K;  KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KATK OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  A   DINNER   OP   REGRETS.  In (.'eoi'KO Mar-den's manhood hi.s college days remained his one sentimental  memory, tindiinmed as the hard working  days went by- -growing deeper and more  vivid, indeed, like the th-iights oi' a boyish lovo in one whose later years bring no  rival romance. His college had been his  boyish love, in whicli his classmates  shared the wealth and ardor of his all'ec-  tioiis. They never guessed this, I'or the,  shy, scholarly westerner had no intimates,  and belonged to no set. His slight lameness kept liiin out of all athletics, and hi.s  frugal allowance gave hini no place in the  club and society life of the college.  He wa.s as little known as any man of  his class, yet no man knew more about the  others than did Marsden. as his rapturous  letters to his mother told.  She hail come from college people, and  persisted in the long struggle whicli was  necessary to overcome her husband's reluctance to send their only child back  east, for what in his opinion was a useless  and extravagant education. Tlie mother  urged and had her way, but the rich mill-  ���nnn wa.s obdurate in the matter of spending money, and (ieorge was supposed by  ���any of his classmates who ever gave the  mailer a passing thought to be a poor,  ���man's sou. struggling I'or an education.  However, it was to George four years of  romance, of ideal existence: from which  Jie returned to hi.s home with such emotions as would have been more comprehensible had he parted from a promised  s\vec-hoari< for whom he was going oui  into the world to make a fortune.  His life was instinct; with'some such  thought, too. for ho entered eagerly into  tlie never-ending hard grind of hi.s lather's  biiMiios-'. .*-;iying to himself. "I will make  myself rich to endow my college: to go lo  New Vork,'where so many of" my schoolmates a'-re, aud beeonieone of their society:.  sXMiew with Lheni all of those dear associ-  .4i'-t-Oii.s.  JJiit for fifteen years there was no  .chance of reuniting with those old and  .romantic associations. The mill business  grew until it wore out the eider -Marsden ;  ���but a year after his death the widow and  son willingly closed with the offer of a  ���syndicate to take over the vast inoney-  ,making plant, and came- to New V'ork : <  ..anticipating' the   joy  of a dream   to  be  ��� TGiili'/.ed. when George should resume the  .romance of his college days.  Tho day before he started he wrote  twenty letters to the men whose New  York business, residence or club addresses  ���were known to him.  As soon as he had registered at the  "Waldorf he asked eagerly for his mail,  ���aud was shocked when he learned that  there was none.. : "  " :  The next morning there, was a letter, ft  rau thus: -  "Dear Marsden : lain glad to hear you are returning  io civilization. Whenever you are in town look me up at  .one of the clubs to which 1 am sending you cards."  . This was signed with the name of a man  he had seen aC the hotel, but who had uot  recognized him.  "He knew T was here, then," mused  George, mournfully,"and though he was  in the hotel he did not ask for me."(  A later mail brought him visitors' cards  from three clubs.  He talked the situation over with his  mother, who advised that formal invitations to a dinner be sent to his classmates,  .and this George did ; tempering the formality, however, with expressions ot the  pleasure he anticipated iu renewing the  acquaintance of his expected guests.���  Ou the following day there came half a  do/.en formal regrets, almost identical iu  wording,  and . one   effusive   acceptance.  From the otners nothing was heard.  .Mrs. Marsden and George supposed that  -those who had not declined  would come,  s-O no alteration was made in the dinner  .order,   "Some of the fellows who declined  .may drop in after the other engagements  they speak of," said George hopefully, "so  ���Wb'll have the table prepared for twenty-  ���one.  Frank  Homer, the man who accepted,  was the only one who came to the dinner.  He was received in Mrs. Marsdeu's parlor,'  for the widow had expressed an eager desire to meet her son's friends.  ��� Homer was faultlessly dressed and he  was polite -over polite -in his greetings.  While they still supposed that other  guests would' arrive, Homer was plied  with questions about the men of tiie class,  and though his answers were glibly con-  _id-nt, his listeners soon discovered that  they were random guesses.  As the time passed and it became evident that lhe others were not coming,  Homer's confidence and assert iven ess grew.  George was sick at heart when, a half  hour after dinner had been announced, he  taid. with a. forced laugh :  "Well. Homer, you aiid I will begin the  feast without waiting for I.he others."  The idea crossed his mind of abandoning  llie  private dining-room and  taking his  single f,*uest to the cafe, but he could not  give up the belief that the others would  come, so the two men sat down to a table  prepared for twenty-on".  'For a time George was almost unconscious of Homer's presence, and did not  notice his amazing consumption of wine  until he was suddenly aroused to his  guest's condition by his insolent braggadocio.  It must have been his instinct, for he  had iio experience in such matters, that  then revealed to hini Homer's true character���;), drunken sponger.  The distressing dinner came to a close tit  last, when Homer, after a third glass of  brandy, ordered it waiter to bring him  lien and ink. The waiter obeyed, and  Homer, taking a blank check from his  pocket, lilled it out, saying to the waiter:  "Take that to the oflice and have it cashed  for me," but; turned iiistuiitly to George  ���uid said: "Perhaps you have the amount  in your pocket, old man; its only a hundred."  Marsden. sore at heart, passed the sum  over to his guest, who pocketed it, and  then, tilling a champagne glass with  brandy, said with a grin: "Fardonnie  for not having congratulated you before,  old man, on the sale of your mills. 1 saw  an account of it in a linancial paper, so I  know that this sum is a mere trille to  you."  Marsden, with a sudden determination,  said stiffly:  "May 1 ask if that is why you accepted  my invitation to dinner?''  Homer took up his brandy and drank it  before he replied; "Why, old chap, you've  been square with me, so I don't mind telling you that I came to your dinner because I should have gone without one  otherwise."  Marsden   groaned   alcud.     Homer   re- |  garded his host a moment with a pitying  smile and then said:  "That check of mine may come back to  you marked 'No Funds:' (it's a way my  checks have, so I'll square accounts by  giving you some valuable advice: The  next time you get up a class dinner, let  me know a little in advance and I'll send  the boys marked copies of that financial  paper. Then you won't have any regrets,"   THE   TRANSVAAL   TROUBLE.  NELSON'S   FIRST   MUNICIPAL   ELECTION.  Unless Britain   Abandons Its Subjects   There  Will be Trouble.  A battalion was despatched to theCape  a short' time ago. and now a recent cable  ���states that; among other active preparations going on at Woolwich and other  military establishments, war stores are  being forwarded to the Cape as fast as  possible. Public men are more convinced  than ever that Transvaal, rather than  Crete, is the storm centre in which Great  Britain and her children are the most  distinctly interested. Tho spirit behind  the legislation which revoked the authority of the supreme court would seem to  indicate that a crisis is approaching, and  it indicates also that without a crisis  there can be no' lasting peace. A late  London Daily Mail, discussing the extraordinary action'of the Arollcsraad, says:  "Tiie Transvaal has empowered itself  to rifle the property of any private individual or company iiv the land without  compensation and without redress. The  courts have long formed the one frail bulwark of justice iii that land of injustice,  and now they are powerless. Is it any  wonder that consternation prevails'on  tlie Hand'/ Is it any wonder that there  are-whispers of approaching panic in the  city?. The enormous wealth which British and American labor and enterprise  have created out of half tilled farms on  the Witwatersraud lies now at the mercy  of a vote of a round1 dozen of ignorant  Boers whenever they take it into their  heads to steal. The Jameson raid was a  trivial error of judgment compared with  this monstrous wrong. The whole history  of the-world hardly furnishes a parallel  to a despotism so irresponsible, or likely,  on its past record, to be so'ffalliug."  It thinks there is no mistaking the motive. "If England .refuses to abandon.  her subjects in Johannesburg to tyranny  and prosecution, the.Transvaal will have  a ready screw to turn upon her. If we  refuse to pay the monstrous .'.indemnity  demanded by the president tor imaginary damages by the raid, he can fill his  pockets with the propsrty of Englishmen  on the Hand." Mr. Chamberlain has notified i he president that the act to supercede the supreme court, which was the  only protection of the Ultlauders. is a  violation of the London convention. The  notification cannot rest there. Kruger  and his parliament mus-.either restore the  court, or Great Britain must take steps to  protect her subjects. There is little hope  that the Boers will'provo amenable to  reason, and reason failing, force will be  necessary. It is beginning to be realized  everywhere that the march of civilization  in South Africa is not to he arrested by  this small community' of half-educated,  half-civilized, unprogressive people, with  the customs and instincts of the mediaeval  ages, and more or less brutalized by negro  slavery. They constitute uot more than  one-eighth of the population of the Transvaal, and they own iess than one-half of  the land. The I'lthmders possess nine-  tenths of the wealth and pay nine-twentieths of the taxes, yet they have no voice  in the government of the country. It is  they who have developed [its resources;  all that is beyond the simple pastoral condition of a thousand years ago is owing to  the enterprise of the .English, American  and German residents who are refused the  rights of citizenship. Heretofore the  supreme (?ourt stood between them and  the unconstitutional exactions of the  Boer authorities, but now the court is deprived of power to challenge any act of  the Volksraad. This is a situation that  cannot continue; it is too intolerable to  be endured. The Boers are an obstacle to  civilization, as the Mormons,were a generation//ago iu tho United -States. "They  must be brushed aside as the Mormons  were, or a.s the Dutch were a century and  a. half ago, x\ hen they attempted to stem  the tide of British colonization in New  fork, New Jersey and Delegare.  The First. Council  will  Consist of Six Aldermen and the Mayor.  The  letters  patent,  incorporating   the  city of Nelson as  a  municipality, appear  in the  last issue of  the  Gazette, having  been issued on Thursday, March I.Sth.    It  is provided that the council shall  consist  of six  aldermen  aud  a  mayor, and  the  whole  number present at each  meeting'  thereof shall not be less than four.   The  nomination shall take place, and the poll  (if any) shall   beheld  at the government  buildings,  .N'elson.     The  nomination  for  the lirst election  of a mayor and council  shall   be on the eighth day of April at 12  o'clock noon, and the polling (if any) shall  be on the fifteenth day of April; and shall  continue for one  day only, and   the poll  shall be kept open   between the  hours of  10 a. m. and 1 p. in., aiid Charles St. Barbe  shall  be the returning oflicer thereat.    It  shall  be the duty of lhe returning officer  to enter in a book, in alphabetical order,  the names, addresses.and  occupations of  all  such  persons,  qualified as aforesaid,  who  make application  to him, as aforesaid, to have their  names  placed on such  list, and such ' list shall   be the list of the  electors  for such  elections.     Before the  name of any person shall be placed on the  list, he shall'inake and  sign a declaration  iu writing, before some person authorized  to   administer   oaths,   setting   forth   his  name, address/occupation,, and qualifications,   as    aforesaid,   which   declaration  sliall   be liled with   the returning officer.  Such lists and  declarations shall   be open  to inspection by any person within lawful  hours.  Every person qualified to vote shall  have seven votes, being one for each alderman to be elected, and one for mayor,  but he may vote for any less number than  seven; Provided always, that he shall  not east more than one vote iu favor of  any one candidate, or vote on more than  one occasion. And in event of (he number  of votes being found to have been equal  for any two or more candidates, one or  more of whom, but not all of such candidates, being by the state of the poll entitled  to be declared elected, the returning officer shall by casting vote or votes, as the  case may he, decide which of the candidates for whom the votes may be equal  shall be elected; Provided that thesaid  returning officer shall not vote except in  case of tin equality of votes as aforesaid.  AU expenses attendant upon thesaid  election .shall be borne-by the candidates  in equal proportion ; such expenses shall  not exceed in the whole one hundred dollars.  The opening of the ballot boxes and  counting the ballots shall be in the presence of the candidates if they attend for  that purpo.<e.  The returning oflicer. after the declaration of the poll, shall retain tho ballot  papers and boxes until a clerk shall be  duly appointed, to whom he shall forthwith deliver the same.  Every person who shall have presented  himself for nomination, and who shall  have been elected a municipal alderman  or mayor, must serve for the term for  which he has beeu elected, unless in the  case of sickness, or in default pay a sum  of lifty dollars towards the municipal revenue; such sum, with costs, shall be recoverable by the clerk of the municipality, summarily before any, justice ot the  peace/  At the first meeting, or as soon thereafter as posible, the council may electa  clerk, treasurer, collector, and assessor, or  such officers as they may deem necessary,  who shall hold such office during the  pleasure of the council, and receive such  remuneration as the council may by bylaw appoint.  .   ,   c A Terribly Sad History.  Mining Review: The Nelson Miner is a  newspaper which has passed through  many-vicissitudes. It was the first paper  in southwest lvootenay.. It was started  by .John Houston, who sold it to D: B.  Bogle, who sold it to C. .P. Wolley, who  traded it to W. A. Jowett, who traded it  to somebody else or part of it. It was  started by ti man who had the courage of  his convictions, and whose convictions  were nearly always right. It was then  run by a man who had the courage of his  convictions, but whose knowledge of the  country was inadequate. Its next proprietor had the courage of his convictions,  were always wrong and his ignorance of  the country colossal. Again it owned a  master who had neither courage nor convictions. Now, the Nelson Miner expresses  itself so foolishly upon the proposed company legislation that it is impossible to  classify its opinions-. It has had a terribly  sad history. _ _ '   ���  Three Conservatives Unseated.  .Ottawa, Out., -March 2-1..���In the supreme court today the appeal in the Winnipeg election case was dismissed with  costs. The effect of this is to unseat McDonald and open up the constituency. The  McDonald appeal case was dismissed with  costs. This unseats Boyd and opens the  constituency, too. The West Prince, P.  E. I., election case which was tried on its  merits, was dismissed with costs. This  unseats Hackett, Conservative, on the  charge of treating and makes in all three  Conservatives unseated.  Why Canada Is Sad.  Slocan City News: While the News  has always been, and always will be, neutral in politics, it nevertheless believes  that all residents of the Slocan should  swear their allegiance to the country in  which they are doing business and iu  which they make their living. As a step  in this direction, the publisher of the;  News has taken out his naturalization  papers and will hereafter be a citizen of  Canada.  The Money Has Eeen Paid Out.  It has frequently been charged that ���f'N,-  000,(100 of the Geneva award on the Alabama claim, out of a total of Spin.OOD.OOO.  is still lying in the l.'nitcd States treasury undisturbed. In the British parliament a short  time   ago   a   member  de  manded to know if this were true, and  the '   ' " "    '  Ai  ,pl  IHi. j-ii^ytiici   _ti _y .->   tin   lu_    ���_i_'ii_iy    ,��. tin   ui.i-  tributed long ago, every penny of it, and  that there is not the slightest excuse or  foundation for the story. We give his  own word--: "The entire sum awarded has  long since, under the forms of law and  judicial determination, been paid out of  the I'uited Slates treasury, and not a  cent has been retained there. Contemporaneously with the Geneva award in favor of the l-nited States was the Halifax  award of $0,500,000 in favor of Great Britain and Canada. In both cases the sinus  awarded .were fully and promptly pal I,  and each recipient gave in its own way  and at it own risk distributed the  amounts among its respective citizens  claimant, and both funds were paid out  in full." _  ,  Little Things.  A gooil-hyc kiss is a little thing  Willi your hand on llie door lo go.  Hut it take-; the venom out of the sling  Of n thoughtless word or a cruel iliiivr  Tlmt you made an hour ago.  A ki^s nf greeting is sweet und nire  After I.he toil of day;  And it smooths the furrows plowed hy care,  The lilies on Ihe forehead you once ealled lair.  In the years that have Mown away.  'Tis a little tiling lo say, "You are kind;  I love you my dear." eaeh night;  lint it, sends a i.hrill through the heart. I Mud- ,  For love is tender as love is blind���  As we elinib life's i'i|_r_rc(l height.  We starve eaeh olher for love's cures-:  We take", bul we do not give:  It -coins so easy some soul to bless,  liul we dole I lie love grudgingly, less and less,  Till 'tis hitler and hard to live.  Victoria Man Makes Cash Purchases.  W. J. R. Cowell, from Victoria, has recently negotiated several important deals  upon mineral properties in the vicinity of  Fort Steele: He purchased the Eureka,  Big Chief, Little Chief, and Geneva claims  for $8000 cash, These claims are situated  on Huckleberry Hill, and have a good  showing. The Big Chief is the extension  of the Midnight on the north. Cowell  also purchased the Vermont group, paying $"'000 in cash for the property. These  claims lie north of the Eureka group, and  north of .Mark creek. The Mammoth and  Wasa claims were secured on a bond for  $1.">,G0(., five per cent of which was paid  down.    The Idaho Pays Another Dividend.  Npokaxk, Wash., March 2-1.--The Idaho  mine in the Slocan will, on Eriday, pay  another dividend of $20,000. This makes  a total of $152,000, of which $120,000 have  been paid during the last six months.  Dividends of a similar amount will now  be paid monthly.  Miniqg Laws of B. U., up to date  139/ edition $ .25  Map of Slocan, Thomlinson's. .... 1.00  Map of Kootenay, Fletcher's ..... 1.00  Map of t\ootenay, Perry's  1.00  IViap of Slocan, Keith-f^eid's  1.00  Map of Wild Korse Creek  1.50  MAILED FREE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE  Thomson Stationery  o., Ltd.  NELSON, H. 0,  Are the meals and lunches served at the  Vienna Bakery and Restaurant. Chicken,  Baked Ham, Boston Baked Beans, Cakes.  Pies, Rolls, and all kinds of Soft Drinks  constantly on hand. Picnic Lunches mil  up to order. A variety of. Cigars and  Candies always on hand.  John Humer, Prop.  ^Ftmmont  -A. -NT!  NELSON  JIALOXE,& TltEGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the hest hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and miners.  QRAND VIEW HOTEL"  TOAD MOUNTAIN  ll. T. MORICE, Proprietor.  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept ou hand.  Star  Bakery.  The undersigned beg lo announce tlmt they have opened  a linkery at the corner of Josephine and Latimer  streets, and will be pleased Io eeure a portion of the  patronage of the people of Xelson.     .*���> UTTER & JOY.  Eugene B. Frankel  GRADUATE  OPTICIAN  If vou have trouble with your eye-, or your glasses  don't" suit you perfectly, call upon him. .No eases too  dillicult.    Examination I'ree.  Xelson ollice in Jacob Dover's, jeweler}' store.  Km-lo office, front street.  MUSIC  LESSONS  Mrs. Morlev i.s prepared to  receive pupils for piano, violin  or orq'r'in.      I''or terms  Apply In Thomson Slat ionery Co., Lid.. Xel-on  PRIVATE   BOARD  Persons de-iring a pleasant and (|iiiei hoarding place,  either by day or week, will Iiml superior iircoiiiniodnlioiin  at the U'oods.block. ('orner .Stanley and Victoria streets.  .MRS. WOODS.  Certificate  of the Incorporation of a  Foreign  Company.  Co.mi'axies Act" Pakt IV. .\.\o Amending  Act.��.  ������tiii: imi'siiA't cm.ii rxri.oisi.vo syndicin:. i.th.,"iI'oi:i:i<;.n'.  Registered the llth day of January; lS'.l".  T T1KRKBY CICRTIKV, Thai, I have this day regislered  -L   the "(Iresham (Jold Exploring .Syndicate, Limited,"  (Foreign.) under the "Comp inies Aet Part I V.''Kegisira-  tion of Foreign Companies" and Amending Acts.  The head ollice of the said company is siUiaLc at IU  nnd II, Abchtireh Lane, in lhe Cily of Loudon, Kngland.  Tiie objecls for which the conipany is e.-tabii.-hed are:  (a.) To av'iuire options for the purchase or acquisition  of mine-;, and to .sell, dispose of, ordeal wilh such property, and for any of lhe above purposes', or otherwise  lo exercise any uf ihe hereinafter mentioned powers  and objects of tho Company, which powers and objects  may be'exereised independently of the primary object,  staled iu lliU clause: '  lb.)   To search for. examine, pro-peel and explore farms,  lands, mines, minerals, ores, mining r glils and claims  iu Western Australia and other parts of the,world; to  search I'or and obtain information as to mines, mining  districts,  mining and   water  claims,  waler and any  other rights, claims and property; to examine, investigate, and secure lhe tiLles lo farms, lands, mines, minerals, ores, and mining and olher rights or claims in  ; Western Auslralia, nnd uny other purl of.the world : to  employ and send to Western Australia, or elsewhere,  and  to pay' the fees, co->ls, charges and expenses ol  agents, including persons and corporations, mining experts, legal counsel, and all persons useful or supposed  lo be useful in examining, investigaiing, and exploring  farms, lands, mines, mineral-i. mining and other rights  and claims iu Western Au.stralia or el>cwhero, or in  examining,  investigating, and  securing the  titles lo  farms, lands, mine.-, minerals,  mining or other rights  and claims in   Western  Australia and elsewhere: to  print, publish, advertise, and circulate report.-*, map-;,  plans, prospectuses, and documents of every kind whatsoever, directly or indirectly relating, or supposed to  relate,  to farms,  lands,   mines  minerals,  mining  or  other rights eoueesiions and claims in Western Australia and elsewhere, to the title thereto, or to the or-  tttiniivition, operations, and objects of this Company or  any olher company:  (c.)   To acquire from time to time, by purchase or otherwise,   concessions,  grants,   freeholds,   leases,   rights,  claims, and interests in lands or other properties of  every description, whether in 'Western Australia or  elsewhere,  including mines,   works,   railways,   tramways, lands, wharves, docks, canal.*, waler rights and  ways, pits. i|uarries, forests mill.-, buildings, machinery, stock, plant and things, upon  such terms and in  such manner as may be deemed advisable :  (d.)   'I'o develop the resources of said lands by building,  planting, clearing, mining, and otherwise dealing with  the same:  (o.)   To sell, improve, manage, develop. Iea=e, mortgage,  dispose of. or otherwise deal wilh all or any part of the  properly of the Company:  (f.)   To work or carry on all or any mines, works and  properties from lime to time in  lhe possession of Llie  Conipany. in such manner as may be determined; to  erect all necessary mills, workshops, dwelling-liou-es,  and   other   buildings; construct,  maintain, and alter  canals, railways, watoi-eourses, telegraph wires, reservoirs, wells, aqueducts and water-works, and sunply  ob*cLrio power and other works of every nature and description,  purchase,   rent,   hire,   or  charter  engines,  wagons, etc.:  (g )   To enter into and carrry out such contracts and  arrangements as may be deemed necessary to enable  the Company lo carry on its business, and lor the general conduct and  management of its a Hairs, and the  doing of all sucli other things as may be found incidental or conducive lo the attainment of the objects of the  Company, whether in Westei n Australia. Croat Britain,  or elsewhere:  (h.)   To deal in, purchase, make merchantable, sell, and  dispose of ores, minerals, goods, and merchandise generally in  Western Australia,  fireat Hrilain, or elsewhere:  (i.)   To carry on the business  of  a   mining, smelling,  trading, and metallurgical Company in all its branches  in Western Australia, Ureal lintain, or elsewhere:  (j.)   To acquiie by grant,  purchase, or otherwise, concessions of any property or privileges from any government, Rritich, colonial or foreign, and perforin and fulfill tho terms and conditions thereof, aud to obtain any  Aet of Parliament, or law or order, of any colonial or  foreign government to enable lhe Company to carry  any of its objects into ed'eet :  (k.l   To sell,  exchange,  mortgage,  lease,  or   otherwise  deal in the properly or undertaking of lhe Company, or  any part thereof, tor such  coimideralion as the Company may think fit, and in particular for shares, debentures or securities of any other company having objects  altogether or in part similar in those of this Company ;  audio distribute any of the properly of the Company  among lhe members in specie, but so that no distribution amounting lo a rediicl ion of capital be made without ihe Minction of lhe court where necessary:  (Ij   To promote, organize and  register, and  to aid and  assist   in   the   promotion,   organization,   registration,  operations and objects of any company or companies,  either in (ireat  Hrilain. Ireland, or elsewhere, for lhe  purpo-o of acquiring any of lhe properly of this Company or any oilier  purpose, and to incur and pay any  costs and expenses which may be expedient or useful,  or supposed to be expedient or useful, iu and about the  , XH'oniolion. organization, registration, operations, and  carrying into ell'ect the objects, or supposed objects, of  any company or companies, and  to remunerate any  person  or corporation   for   promoting, organizing, or  ���registering any company, or for introducing business  to this Conipany, or for obtaining subscription.'* to, or  guaranteeing the subscription of. or placing or assisting  in  placing the shares or securities of  any company  promoted by tin's Company, or in which il is interested,  or otherwise assisting or   rendering services to this  Conipany:     .  (in.)   To borrow and raise money by the issue of debentures, debenture  stock,  or  cither   obligations, or   by  mortgage or charge over all or any part of the property  of the Company, including its capital, as  may seem  expedient: -���  (n.) To establish and maintain agencies of the Company  in any colony or foreign stale, and lo procure the Company to be registered, or incorporated, or recognized  in any colony or foreign Stale: ,  (o.) 'I'o do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.  The capital stock of thesaid company is ��30,00.>, divided  into .-50.000 shares, of one pound eaeh.  Given under my hand and sea! of oflice at Victoria,  province of British Columbia, lhis llth day of January.  1S!)7. ���'-.''..��� S. V. WOOTTON,  Registrar.of Joint Stock Companies.  Notice   of   Application   for 'Certificate,   of  Improvements.  STA It Ol' Till*. KAS'r AXD KTAl: OK'TJIK WKST .MINKItAI.  CLAIMS. SITUATK IN THE NKLSON .MININO DIVISION  OK WKST KOOTKNAV IlISTICfCT. AND I.OCATKM ���AIIOI'T  TURKIC  MILKS SOI'TII  Ol'  NKLSON.  Take notice that I. A. H. Farwell, agent for Thomas  A. Iirassey. free miner's certilicatc No. _0.I0I. intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to I.he- mining  recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And  further take notice that action, under section 87. must be  taken before the issuance of such certificates of improvements. A. S. FAKWKLL.  Dated, this lib day of February. 1SU7, (Feb. *!Uth.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  IU'IM'.IvA, ClltCOItA, AND IIIIIDK.V TltKA.SI'ItK MINKItAI.  CLAIMS, SITL-ATIC IN TIIK NKLSON M ININII III VISION 1)1'  WKST l-OOTKNAV DISTRICT, AND I.OCATKI! ON HALL  CRKKIv.  Take notice that I, Frank Fletcher. I'ree miner's ccrlilleale Xu. 7'<,!j:M, on behalf of myself and other owners,  intend (Hi days from Ihe date hereof. Io apply to the mining recorder for certillcates of improvements for the  purpose of obtainii g crown grants uf the above claims.  Anil furl her lake notice Mint action.,under section I!7.  must be commenced before the issuance of such cerlill-  ciitc-ol' improvements FLANK   FLL'TCllKR.  Datnl, t.liisL'tilh day of Fein nary. 1S'.'7. [Mar. tith.]  Private Bill Notice.  Noliee is hereby given that application will be made  to the Legislative Assembly of lhe province of Hrilish  Columbia al. ils nexl session for an act. to amend the  Consumers iNolsoiu Waterworks Act. \S02, by increasing the borrowing powers of the Company and hy amending the tarill' of charges authorized by section II of the  said act, to enable Ihe company lo charge consumers a  rate proportionate lo lhe nature of the business of t he  consumers and lhe purpose I'or which such water is consumed, ami lo enforce pnvmriil of sucli rales.  McPlllLLIPS, WnoTTOX. ,*   HAKXAKD,  Solicitors I'or the Applicants.  Dated this 2ft\ h day of January. 1S!I7. |Jan. .'��)]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  Anne .Mineral Claim, situate In the lllecillewaet Mining  Division   of   West,   ICootcnay   District,  and   Located  about, three und a half miles east of  lllecillewaet. and  about I.VIfeel from Ibe railway track norlh.  Take not ice that I. Flank  Slillinan  I'.iirnard. ncling on  behalf of  the Lillooet  Fraser   River   ,V-   Cariboo   (Jold  Fields.  Limited, free   miner's   cerlilicate Xo. Sl.lllS.   issued al New  Wcsliniii-lcr or.  './ciobcr :ilst, I Will, intend  sixlvdavs from  lhe dale hereof, to apply lo the mining  recorder for �� certilicatc of improvements for lhe purpose of obtaining a crown grant of lhe above claim.  And  further lake notice Mint acl ion, under section 'Al. must be  commenced before llie issuance of such cerlilicate of improvements. F. S. BARNARD.  Daled. this. l-!h day of January, 1S!>7. |.lan. '.Slrdl  No. - il  Certificate  of the   Registration  of a   Foreign  Company.  "Co.mi'aniks' Act," Part IV., and A.mkndino Acts:  KOOTKNAV-TACO.MA    L.  C.   -MINING ' COMPANY,  (KOItKIGN.)  Application for Liquor License.  Notice i- hereby given lb.it lhe undersigned will, at lhe  expiration of Ihii'ty days, apply to Ihe stipendiary magistrate of Wc.-I Koolenay ilislriet, for a license lo sell  liquor by retail at his hotel on lot l/i, block (!. of the town-  site of Salmo. iu I he said di't.ictof West Kootenav.  ALKX McK'AV.  Dated this Kith day of March, 1897. (March 20th]  Regislered the __nd day of February, 1801.  T HEKKBY CERTIFY that 1 have this day registered  x the '*I-O0tcnny-Tacoma B. C. Mining Company, Limited," (Foreign), under the "Companies Acl. Part IV.,"  "Registration of Foreign Companies, and Anicndiug  Acts."        -��� ���       , <.  The I read Ollice of tlie said  Company is situated .-t  the City of Tacoma; in the State of Washington, U. S. A.  The objects for which  the   Company is, established  are:  To do and conduct a general mining business in the  L'nited States of America, and in the Province of Rriti-.li  Columbia. Canada, with limited liability to the -lock-  holders, as provided for by lhe laws governing such in  the Province of Rritish Columbia, Canada; in addil ion  thereto, to purchase, hold, lease, sell, mortgage, canvcy,  bond, and otherwise dispose of any and all kinds of  mines, mineral lands, and mineral claims: to use, equip,,  and operate the same, either separately or in conjunct ion  with.any other mines or mineral elaims.or wilh any  other enterprise authorized by these articles of incorporation, eilher iu the United States of America or in the  Province of Hrilish Columbia, Canada; to construct, acquire, hold, lease, convey, and dispose oi. maintain nnd  operate rallwavs, motor lines, w.igon roads, and tramways, and build furnaces and reduction works; to reduce,  smell, and reline, any und all kinds of ore; to use, equip,  and operate ihe same, eil her separately or in conjunction  wilh any other railways, motor lines, wagon roads, tramways, furnaces; and reduction works in the United Slates  of America, or in the Province of Uritisli Columbia, Canada; toaequireand operate water rights, ditches, flumes,  and other conduits and apparatus necessary for the appropriation, use, and disposition of water in operating  mills and mines, running und operating electrical m:i-  chinery in the United Statesof America and tlie Province  of liritish Columbia, Canada: to purchase, acquire, hold,  creel, and operate electric light aud power plants for the  purpose of mining and treating ores, and for the purpose of  furnishing light and cren ing power for all purposes con- ..  necled wilh such mining business in the United States of"  America aud Province of British Columbia, Canada; to  use, equip, and operate thesaid railways, molorlines.and  other appliances with steam, electrical, or other motive  power; to survey and plat into town lots and blocks any  or all real estalc that lhis Corporation may acquire; to  sell, lease, aiid mortgage real and personal properly, or  otherwise dispose of, incumber, all and singular" I ho  same, in connection with said mining business, iu the  United States of America and the Province of Hrilish  Columbia, Canada; to do and conduct a general mercantile business, and such otner transactions as the business  of the Corporalion may require.  The capital slock of the said Company, is $1,00(1,000  divided into l.(i()U.0U0 shares of Lhe par value of $1 each.  Given under my hand and seal of ofilec, at Victoria,  Province of Hritish Columbia, this 22nd day of Februurv,  1SD7. S. Y. WOOTTON*.  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Notice   of  Applieation   for   Certilicate  of  Improvements.  Fiorina Fractional Mineral Claim, situale in the Ulecillc-  -waet Mining Division of Wesl Kootenay District, and  located about three and a quarter miles east of lllecillewaet Station, and immediately east of Muir's tunnel on the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Take notice that I, Frank Slillmnn  Barnard, acting,on  behalf of the   Lillooet   Fraser  River &  Cariboo Gold  Fields. Limited, free miner's cerlificate Xo. S-.01S, issued  at Now Westminster on October :(lst, IS'M!. intend sixly .  days from  the date hereof, to apply lo the mining recorder for a certillcate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.   And  further take notice that action, under section :17. must be  commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements. F. S. HAKXAKD.  Dated, this 12th day of January. 1SU7. [Jan. L'lirdl  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Th,e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson arjd Rossland, at\d  Spokaqe an-d Rosslaqd.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  7:1X1 ii. in..  io:;;o a. iii  9:00a. in..  ...SPOICANF   .. ROSSLAND....  . ...XF.LSOX   Arrive  ...7:00 p.m.  .. .'A.'ift p. m.  . ..5:2(1 p. m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at .Marcus wil h sl igc daily.  Columbia & Kootenay Branch  CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY.  Xo. :!|No. 1  STATIONS  Xo. 2 i Xo. I ,  17:00  17:15  17::J0  17:55  18:15  9:30 Leave.....  ..Nelson .... .Arrive 11:15"  9:1.1     ��'���.���.' ICootcnay      i,    11:00  10:00     ���      ..Forlv-nine Creek..     "    13:15  10:1!5      i.      ....... Slocan  ......       i. '  13:02  11:15Arrive ..... Robson Leave 12:30  21:15  21:00  20:15  20:20  19:30  Trains Xos. I, 2, 3, and I mil Tuedays, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects with steamer for Trail Creek.  Xo. 3 connects with steamer for Arrowhead.  Xo. 2 awaits arrival of steamer from Arrowhead.  No. I awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creek.  Close connection at Xelson with steamers to and from  lake points.  <   J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  Leave  DAILY SKRVICK.   Kaslo....    South Fork.....   Sproule's....  .   Whitewater   ...... Hear Lake .  . McGuigan   ... Ridley's. >���.'....  ... Junction. .������   Sandon   .  An ve  S:00a. in..  S:3fi a. in..  it 9:30 a. m..  n 9:51 a. in..  ��� 10:03 a. in..  ., .10:18 a.m..  i, 10:30 a. m..  ii 10:39 11. in..  Arrive 10:50 a. in..  R. XV. BRYAN. Superintendent.  ROBERT IRVING. Traflle Manager.  :50 p. in.  3:15 p. m.  2:15 p. m.  2:00 p. m.  ..     i,       IMS p. m.  ,i       1:33 p. in.  ..     ii       1:21 p. in.  ..     ,.     . 1:12 p. m.  . .Leine  1:00 p. m.  International Navigation & Trading Co.,  I.IMITJ*!'.  STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALBERTA  il.V   I'lloTK.V.W   I..VKI*. AMI   IllVKl:  Time Card  in ellecl.   February   1st.  l.-*'-7.    D.iily  except  Sunday.   Subject to change without notice.  Leave Kaslo  foi Ni'lson. Ainsworth. Pilot. Hay._  '    Halfnur and way points .i>:30 a.m.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, Pilot Hay, Halfour and  way points    1:10 p.m.-  Close conncclion al Five-mile Point wilh all passenger  trains of Ibe N. & F. S. I'.. R. lo and from Northport,  Rossland anil Spokane.  Throuuh llckels sold nl lowest rates and baggage  checked In all I'liitcd Slates points.  d'KOIiCIC ALFXANDKR. Ceneral Manager.  Ka.-lo. January With. ISM7.       Head Ollice at Kaslo, H.C.  J. Gr.  _*-_S_5_I_   __3��_a?-A.'r"E3  _A__srr_ cojvniynissioisr ___g-"e_stt  _yni_sri_src_r _3_-.o_3_e_e.  BKALEY BLOCK. HAKKR STREET. XELSON*.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W.  J. G.  DICKSON.  BUILDING  LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed \V. J. (!. Dickson local agent for  Addition A lo the townsite of Nelson, unending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to '���������  F, C IX X r.o.  Jr-S-S  ��9pk  few  .���'������*���_*'  -li-a'-iM  ���vV ������*�����  ._-*_\*Ufl|  _ *"J-'J."**P  j+'*jl3*'  "*    '��� i" ._��� -V V  ."���v'T.-j-C  ����S*!f ���* "y  l"i JShMflS  ,"V. -i."  n ��������� "��� ��. -  Jf>J*id..,.s:  _..*..  4    '  .1  r .V.i-.M*1   _  _���������:"���.����� Vi  ���.���*Tf,l^-.*j Till.  TTM-U/ttEj   N'RLKOjV,   ll 0, SATURDAY,  jUAMJII 2),   ISJi:  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Albert Barrett has returned to Hossland from Montreal, accompanied by his  bride.    lie has a resilience under construc-  ceived the usual iillow.-ince of $." per dav,  or a' total of $100. Jlon. D. M. Fbevis  fare to London find return cost the prn-  vince Sfi-IOl; his cab fare amounted lo $'_f).  The a _fcoriiey-gener;il wa.s absent l.TZday.*-,  but 02  of these   were  occupied  in other  . . , . ... . ,. , .. I     "JUL     1'���     UL      Llll'sit"      \\ ���_'   _      UCLIIIJICU     111    KJ^in^l  tion in Kos-slitnd anrl will imike that ci y U).m b|i(. blisincss .,���<} fQV the remain*:  his home lor the Jut lire . Io lhe newly ,j <)Q (- , was jd %lu a (i.t.y>.imiUin<r  made beueflict a host nL friends in .Nelson     _2  ! - ___  send none but the kindliest greetings,  ~SY. S. Itolfe, acting' on behalf of an Eng-  lish syndicate, this week secured a bond  upon the well-known Whitewater mine  on Hover creek. Mi: Waterman, thesyn-  dicat-'s mining engineer, nuide a report  upon the "ly'liitewater in Xovember. and  upon the strength of this report the syndicate took a bond whicli calls for tlie  payment of about $100,000. The principal  owner of the Whitewater was W. A.  Goepel, and associated wilh hini were  Dennis II. Harris and 11. I). Ilclmcken of  Victoria.  The Vmir mine on Wild Horse creek,  under bond to (lie'London A: JJi-itish Columbia Gold Fields company of Xelson, i.s  employing about twenty men. This property is developed by about 07;1 feet of  tunnel find -hafts, principally on the vein.  This work litis shown up a strong quart/,  lead, averaging about .IU feetiti width and  running well in free-milling gold ore.  Nearly .">() tons of ore is ou the dump ready  for shipment.  Charles St. Barbe, who has been appointed returning oflicer for the first municipal election, has arranged to be in the  government office from !_ o'clock noon to  2 p. m., find from S'p, in. to 0 o'clock every  evening   for  the  purpose  of   registering  A'Oters.  c  'There is a rumor   that  tfic  Pilot  Bay  smelter will be shortly be blown in again.  It is said that the smelter will be operated  independently from the Blue Bell mine.  Charles Olson was in Nelson this week  purchasing supplies. Ainsworth"s leading  hotel man says that the outlook for the  old camp this summer is very good. The  eastern companies that have secured control of the Little Phil, Little Donald ;md  Black Diamond are working good forces  of men. He estimates that there are A")  men working in the three claims.  Herbert Cuthbert is reported to have  closed the deal for the purchase of the  Mile Point mine at Ainsworth. The consideration is $80,000, and a first payment-  has been made. A couple of men were  put to work on the property cleaning out  the drifts and stopes.  Mrs. I_. A. Jlnshdall, an aunt of the late  G. 11. llashrhill; last week forwarded a  check for $2"i to the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society.  Lvootenay Lodge No. 10, I. O. O. F., donated $20  tr the India famine this week.  What They Cost the Province.  In tlie legislature on Monday, in compliance  with a  resolution  of the house,  premier Turner  brought down a  return  showing  the  traveling expenses   of   the  ministers.    Tt includes all the ministerial  pilgrimages from the 20 days that '-Martin  "put in" in the vicinity of Kamloops to  Eberts' continental tour in cLurope.   The  return embraced a -period  between June  30th and  December _I.st, JS9(i.'   The items  of expenditure follow :   Hon. J. 11. Turner  .spent J!)'days .in  visiting. Kootenay.    He  received an allowance of $5 per day, making. $95, and steamer  -tires,, buggy, hire,  sleeping cars, etc., cost $7_, makinga total  of$U)S. ��� Hon.-colonel Baker's trip to Ottawa co-it $2C0.    Hon. Mr. Mtirtin spent 20  days in the vicinity of Kamloopsand re-  CITY   OIF1   NELSON  $900. Tho entire expenses of his trip  totalled $i:J-21. Hon. M. l-bertsgot an advance of $:"()() on May 22nd, the flay before  he left i'or Kngland; on .July 17th he got  another advance of $000; on September  llth another $.";0() wa.s tidviinced to him.  Upon his return Mr. libcrts paid the difference, $270 back to the treasury.  yrp  �� �� �� �� ��  Write for  Samples  @ & �� $> ��  uninier  A  ft  New,  Veilings  "^IioIg Codfish  Labrador Herrings  .nail on Toast  First arrival of Spring Goods, including  Dress Goods, Prints, Laces, Hoisery and  Ribbons, Lace Curtains, Curtain Muslin,  both Spot and Fancy. Oilcloths, both for  table and floor, Carpets, and Blankets and  a nice assortment of Ladies1 Muslin Underwear, ready made Top Skirts,, and  Wrappers and Blouses.  ��  Gloves and.  Kibhons  �� �� �� �� ��  Fred Irvine k Co., Nelson  g*S  Salt "Salmon    '/Salt Mackerel   ���   Oolachans  A complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  We also carry a fnll line of Shelf and Heavy  ���Hardware, Miners' Supplies.     ��e make  a specialty of Tea and Coffee.   Agents  for the Giant Powder Company  B___j  CORNER BAKER AND. JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  The, terminus of the Slocan River Railway,  the business center for Springer and Lemon  creek mines, which are already shipping ore.  Lots in this the most promising and beautifully   situated   town   in   West   Kootenay.  Call on or Write  SLOCAN CITY  ROSSLAND  TORONTO  ���Hi Hiikor Sl. W'ol  JUST   ARRIVED  Nothing1 succeeds like success;  . but success cannot be had  unless the people  in the town help each other.  Those who  were in  business  in Nelson in the  Years 1S93 and 1894  and escaped a debtors' prison,  deserve success  It might be well  to add  that  of late "drummers"  for eastern clothing- firms  have given this  section of Kootenay the go-by  No better evidence  could be wanting that  wc are giving our patrons the  best of satisfaction  We'are now prepared -to fill all orders for fVjiners' Builders' Blac^sn]i-!|s''and  General Hardware.    Frices quoted on application.    Prompt  Attention to letter orders.  "pUlilAC .VOTTCK is liuroby given Lo I liu electors of the  -���- iminici'Kilit.v of Xelson llnit 1 ivqitire Urn pn'seneeof  Lhe saiil electors at the KorerninenL buildings, N'elson, on  the 8th day of April. 1807. at 12 o'clock noon, for Lhe purpose of electing persons, to represent thein iii the municipal council as mayor and aldermen.  The candidates shall be nominated in writing: the  writing shall be subscribed by two voters of the: municipality as proposer and seconder, and shall be delivered to  lhe returning ollieer at aiiy Lime between the date of the  notice and fu. in. of the day of the nomination, anil in  the event of a poll being necessary, such poll will he  opened on llie"l.'ilh day of April. I8U7, between Iho hours  of 10 a. m and -I p. in. at Llie government, buildings. N'elson. of which every per-ion is hereby reunited Lo Lake  notice and govern himself accordingly.  '���' The persons Qualified to be .nominated for and elected  . mayor of tlie i-ily ot N'elson at the lirst election shall be  such persons as are male liritish subjects of the full  age of 2\years and are not disqualified' under any law,  aiid  (i.l IT.ive l)3e:i for the three in kiI.'h nexl p-eec-iing the  day of nomination the rcgi-feivd owners iu Hie land  registry ollice of land or real properly in ih- ������iiy of the  value of one thousand dollars ow;- and ihove any  registered incumbrance, and are olherwi.se qualified i'u |  vote. nL this election: or j  (b)    Who have been I'or such I hree months lhe sole ten- j  ants in possession of laud or real property in i!n; city of  ;  the value of two Ihoiisand dollars under le.i.-e in' writ-  |  ing for not less Hunt one yenr, and are otherwise qualified to vole at tliN election. I  The persons qualilled to be nominated for and elected  I  as aldermen of the cily of Xelson atllie lirst election shall   I  lie such persons as are nuile Hrilish subjects nf the full  |  age of 2\ years, and are not di.-qualified under any law.  ���  and  (a 1 Have been for Die I hn e months next preceding Ibe  day nf nomination the registered owners in the 'and j  registry ollice of land or real properly in tin; city of Hie ,  value of live hundred dollars over and above any regis- i  tered incumbrances and are otherwisei|unlilied to vote !  at such elections, or j  (b.l Who have been for such three months the snlc tori-  j  ants in posses-ion of land or real properly in Die city of  the value of one lhoii:-and dollars ihi<1> Tl_a.-e in writing  for not le.-s than one year, and are otherwise quulilled   '  to vole at this election. [  (Jiveii under my 1 d at Xelson. t he lili.li day of March.  :���  IMi:.         .   CHAUUvS .St. liARHK, lleturning Oflicer.      j  .  _ __         ..__  |  NOTICE TO CREDITORS. |  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  A fine line of Ladies' White wear in the latest designs just opened.  Print Wrappers and Blouses in choice patterns.  "T_3  '__��___  BIS'G-    _D_e  \j  GOODS  GENERAL GOllVIISSiON Al  Our new Dress Goods comprises a fine assortment of the choicest goods to be found  in the eastern markets exclusive designs and only one dress length in each  pattern.   A full range of Brussels and Tapestry Carpets in stock.  Town property for sale in Siocan City, flew Denver, f-.elsoq  s  a  Between cheap Underwear and Underwear cheap. The. former  is false economy���the latter true. The motto of some stores i.s  "Not how cheap but how good." The motto of some others is  "Not how good but.hoM- cheap." Our motto is "Good and  cheap." Canadian made Underwear, like Canadian made Whisk}',  are admittedly the  best in  the world.     We  handle notnino- else  Williamson, the Clothier  Baker Street,  Nelson.  FOOT OK  II.W.L STRKKT, XKI,._ON\  T.   W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  is tiik n_r::!*MK uoriiT of uitirt.sii  rot.c.\im.\.  In the matter ol' lhe Winding ("jVAel and Amendments  thereto, and of tlie Companies Act. l.SIIII, and of Ihe  applieation to wind up the .Slocan Store eoinpanv, Limited Liability.  The creditors  of  l.lie  above   named   Company are  required, on or before Ihe  lUth day of April. A. !>.. IM!", to  send their name- and  addres.-es. and  tlie particulars nf  !  lheir debts or claims and the name.-, of I heir solicitors, if  I  any. lo   P. .1. l.'u.-sell. Xel-on. 1!. C. the liquidator of the  sai'd  company, and  if so  required   by noliee  in  wriling  from the said liquidator, are by I heir solicitor lo come in   |  and prove lheir said debts or claims, nt, the chambers of   ;  f ho Honorable Mr. .Insfioc Drake at such lime a- sliall   j  be specified in such  noliee. or  in  default thereof they   j  will be excluded  from  tlie  benefit,  of any distribution   !  made before such debts are proved.  .Monday, the 2\-\   day  of   April.   A.   \K,   \A\1.  al,   lO-.'AO  o clock  iii  the forenoon,  at.  the  said  chambers,  is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon Ihei-aid debts  and claims.  ll.it��:<1 this '_Jrd iluv of March. A. It., 1801.  li. II. TYRW-IJTT DKAKK. Ifcgistrar.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,  and Office  Fittings,  arrived and  in  stock, a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up (o 4 by 6 feel.  Cars of Bedroom j  Suits and Dining!  Room Furniture   I  ar of  Mattresses  and .UPHOLSTERED  THESE GOOGS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTAGEOUS PRICES FOR CASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  Our Heavy .Etoffe- aqd Tweed PAUTS Worth $3 Cut to $2  P. O. Store9  Sc  P  IOI  Ul  BRANCH MARKETS  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS . . .  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  %*\  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  three Forks and Sandon, in Sloean District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  i  iWlllllM^^  rjgr%.  T-j"  7^7^n^-^7v^7ijTr^r^


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