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Array Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and/-H,un-  di-eds of Properties that can be Maii';'--,',7rirs  Dividend Paying Mines.        r^Coi-'t'^'"���"''-"'���'��� ...  SIXTH   YEAR-NO. 33.  fF-5   /^V.-  if-il        TWrS  ���    m  N|  .&  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JULY  J.G, L89S.  Has   a   Mineral   Output    of  Upwards   d   One  Million     Dollars    Every    Month  In   The   Year  TWO   DOLLARS A YEAR.  TURNERISM STAMPED OUT AT LAST  THE SECRET BALLOT TELLS HEAVILY  AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.  Out of Thirty-Six Seats the  Opposition Carry  . Nineteen.���Fifteen   Government   Candidates  are  Returned and  Two Seats are Held by  Independents.  Although  it 'is   as   yet   impossible   to  secure complete returns of the voting on  Saturday, sufficient definite information  is at hand to place the defeat of the Turner government beyond all question.   In  the   contest   there   was   a   struggle'  for  thirty-six seats, and the opposition candidates secured nineteen of them.    Of the  remaining  seventeen seats   the   government candidates secured fifteen, and two  are held by independents.   Of the independents���Henderson,    of    Westminster  City, and Neilson, of Northeast Kootenay  ���there is every reason to believe that  they will support   the strongest party.  With respect to  Henderson it is already  stated that he has expressed his intention  of supporting a want of confidence motion  in  the Turner  government, and, in  the  case of Neilson, his sympathies  are with  the opposition party rather than with the  government.    However, should they both  go over to the Turner party, and should  it also secure the two seats in Cariboo yet  to be  contested, the  government would  still be unable to defeat a  want of confidence motion, since upon the election of  a speaker the government would  be in a  minority of one in the legislature.   That  several  of   the seats   will   be   contested  there i.s every reason to believe, and in a  move of this kind the government is more  likely to lose than to gain ground.    With  the government's prestige gone and its  available money all spent, there  are several of the island constituencies which, if  reopened,  would toll a   different  story.  The result of the voting throughout the  province follows:  ALBBRNI   RETURNS   AN  OPPOSITIONIST.  votes. Biggins will protest the election  as there are. four ballots marked in his  favor which it is contended the'-.courts  would admit. Considerable feeling has  been aroused by reason of the returning  officer's alleged unfairness. The count at  present stands:  I'ooley, xovcrninonl  211!  Million.       ������         : .' 20s  I ligKiiiti, opposition   -fHi  M.-i j-ward,       "  " IS!)  Harris, independent     S3  COWICHAN   RETURNS   ROBERTSON.  Complete returns from Cowichairgive  .Robertson, the government candidate, a  majority of 0-1, in a total of 20-1 votes cast.  The successful candidate carried live out  of.' the six polling places. The result in  Cowichan was a surprise to the opposition  party, the managers of which counted  1-Ierd's election as practically safe. The  total vote was :  Robertson, ijbvenunont  170  Herd, opposition     115  that he switched a constituency which for  more than 10 years has been recorded as  an opposition stronghold shows that .he  drew a considerable opposition vote.  Henderson since the election is reported  to have said that he will support a want  of confidence motion in the Turner government so that his election does not help  the cause of premier Turner in the least.  The vote in Westminster city was:  lirowii, opposition  ��3I  I lendcrson, independent' '.. 555  He la) lack  110  Majority Cor Henderson.  21  McQUEEN   LOSES   HIS DEPOSIT.  .Majority for Robertson ,  01  EBERT'S   MAJORITY   IS   26.  Hon. D. M. Eberts, attorney general  was given an exciting run in South Victoria by J. Stuart Yates a Victoria  lawyer, having a majority of 20 in a total  vote of -150.    The vote stood:  Kborts, government   23S  Yates, opposition ,  212  Majority for Eberts :    2ti  BOOTH   WINS   IN   NORTH   VICTORIA.  James McQueen  the. government  man  who contested the election in .Richmond  riding with  Thomas Kidd the opposition  candidate    lost   his   deposit.     McQueen  failed to carry a single place in the riding.  The corrected returns a,re:  McQueen, government  173  Kidd, opposition   357  Majority for Kidd ��� .... 1S1  TURNER   DEFEATED   IN   CHILLIWHACK.  even, Green having a majority of 20 in 2-10  votes cast. The only important point  carried by Retallaek was New Denver  where he had a majority of JO in a total  vote of'Of). The complete returns are  appended:  Croon  Ivaslo  - '. i;w  Ainswortli  ,"J2  Pilot Buy   15  Slocan  Crossing      2  1 tobsori    7  Deer  Park -Si  .Slocan City  5(i  Ten-Mile     I  Silver!on    10  Now Denver   l.'i  Three  Forks ���  25  Sandon  SI  AVhil.ewal or  43  Argent a     5  Jubilee I 'oint  10  turning officer in Cassiar. The government will leave no stone unturned to get  Cassiar inline, butit may get fooled there  juntas badly as it did in the rest of the  country.        _.     ���_  ���   SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  GBEAT STRIKE ON THE' P00R1M  Majority for Green  .'528  125  .103  MARTIN'S   GREAT   MAJORITY.  Complete returns have not been received from the district of Alberni, but in  the tewn of Albsrni, v.-horc the ��� heaviest  vote is  polled, the opposition candidate  received a substantial majority. Alberni, it should be remembered, is the  home of Huff, the government candidate,  and his failure to secure a majority there  may be taken as evidence that the constituency has gone opposition, especially  in view of the fact that there is a very  small vote in the rest of the riding. For  the benefit of any who may be inclined to  claim Alberni as still a government seat,  it may be said that it is no oppositionist  , who says that Mr. Neill is elected, but it  is the local operator at the telegraph office  who thus reports to the head office. The  Alberni returns were :  Hud', government    5S  Neill, opposition    SG  CRUSHING   DEFEAT   IN   NANAIMO.  The most crushing defeat administered  to the Turner government throughout the  province was that which its candidate  met with in the city of Nanaimo, the center of organized labor in this province.  The government candidate was Archie  McGregor, one of the most popular men in  the city, but he was snowed under more  than five to one by Dr. McKechnie, the  opposition candidate, thus losing his deposit by a very wide margin. The poll  stood:  Mctirogor, government  170  MclCeolmie, opposition  (I7S  Majority for Mclveclinio  50S  DR.   WALKEM   LOSES   HIS   DEPOSIT.  Despite the government's efforts to  make Dr. Walkem's election safe by throwing a considerable opposition vote into  Nanaimo city the doctor lost his deposit  in his contest with Ralph Smith the head  of the union miners organization. Excepting Texada Island, where there are  but few votes, the returns from which  have not be received, the result was:  Dr. Walkem, government   .(!2  Ralph Smith, opposition    ...  10-  Majority for Smith   BRYDEN   "WINS   IN   NORTH   NANAIMO,  100  As was expected J. Brydeu had an easy  victory in North Nanaimo, the latest returns fix his majority at 02 in a total vote  of 400.   The figures are:  Iii-ydon, government 210  Hollior, opposition   Majority for Brydcn   CLOSE   CONTEST    IN   ESQ.UIMALT.  157  !)2  There wore five candidates in the field in  Esquimalt for two seats. Hon. C. E.  Pooley and W. P. Bullen ran in the government interest, D. W. Higgins and W.  H. Hay ward as oppositionists, and D. R.  Harris as an independent in the hopo of  defeating Pooley. The result of the first  count gave Pooley 21.'i, Bullen 208, Higgins  20S, Hayward LSO, and Harris 5-'J. In an  official count, to determine the tie between Higgins and Bullen, two of the  ballots marked for Higgins were rejected,  thus   giving the   scat to Bullen   by two  J. P. Booth who was elected speaker in  the last legislature upon the retirement of  D. VV. Higgins was returned in North Victoria with a majority of lij votes in a total  vote of 295. It was thought that T. W.  Patterson would defeat Booth in this constituency and the result is a great surprise. Patterson will contest the election  upon the grounds of corrupt practices,  and some interesting developments are  expected.   The votiug resulted as follows:  Booth, government  155  Patterson, opposition     110  Booth's majority      15  JAMES DUNSMUIR RETURNED IN COMOX.  As there are several points in Com ox  without either telegraph or telephone  communication, the complete returns  from this district cannot be expected for  several days, but from the returns received there can be no doubt as to the  result. James Dunsuiuir the government  candidate has such a lead that if the rest  of the constituency went solid for his opponent bo would still be electee'. So far  as heard from the returns are:  Punsmuir. government  303  McAUan, opposition  Jd'4  Majority for Dunsmnir  139  CLOSE   VOTE  IN   VICTORIA.  There was a great slump in the government's vote in Victoria. In the contest in  IS9-I there was a margin of 1232 votes between the lowest government candidate  and the highest opposition candidate, but  in Saturday's contest Colonel Gregory cut  this down to SO votes and had Gregory  had a running mate anything like as  popular as himself it is safe to say that  the result would have been vastly different. It is significant that H. D. Helmcken  ran a long way ahead of the government  and polled 132 more votes than the first  minister. The vote polled by the respective candidates was:  irelmeken (Ciovt.)   Turner (Govt.)   Hall (Govt.)   McPhillips (Govt.) ;   Gregory (Opp.)   Stewart (Opp.)   llelyea (Opp.)   Heaven (Opp.)   .list  . 1352  . 1271  .1228  .11 If)  .1005  ..ill!)  ..<)IG  VANCOUVER'S   SOLID   FOUR.  The result of the poll in Vancouver was  a surprise in view of the strength developed by Tisdall who led Macpherson  by three votes, but all four opposition  candidates ran well together there being  a margin of 500 votes between the lowest  man on the opposition ticket and the  highest man on the government or citizens' ticket. McDonald on the citizens  ticket forfeited his deposit and Bowser  saved his by a very few,votes. The voting was as follows:  Tisdall (Opp.) ���   Macpherson (Opp.)   Cotton (Opp.)   Martin (Opp.) ���   Garden (Citizens' Ticket)   Carroll (Citizens' Ticket) ��� ���  Bowser (Citizens' Ticket)   McDonald (Citizens' Ticket) ,   ....: 1708   1705   1007   .1(151   1151   051   87!)   735  GOVERNMENT   GAIN   IN   WESTMINSTER.  The government party gained one of the  four seats in Westminster district. The  successful candidate was Richard Mc-  Bride, who defeated Whetham, the opposition candidate, in Dewduey riding. The  riding was formerly represented by  Sword, an opposition member, but lie was  forced out of the field by Whetham's action in insisting upon running. McBride  secured a majority of 20 votes over Whetham in a total vote of -ill. The figures  given are:  McBride, government ���.  203  Whetham, opposition i-  171  Majority for McP.ridc.  HKNDERSON   CARRIES   WESTMINSTER.  Henderson the candidate whom the opposition managers rejected in the cil.y of  New Westminster had the satisfaction of  defeating the regular opposition candidate witii a majority of 21 votes in a total  vote of JOSS). Henderson made the race as  an   independent candidate and  the fact  In  the riding of   Chilliwhack Charles  Munro defeated premier Turner in every  polling place,  the  first minister  having  fewer votes than he had names upon his  requisition paper.   Munro's majority was  (>;") in a total vote of -199.   The vote was :  Turner, government ���' 217  Munro, opposition ���  282  Majority for Munro    05  FORSTER'S   WALKOVER   IN   DELTA.  Thomas Forster, the member who introduced the secret ballot bill, had a walkover in Delta against H. D. Benson the  government's independent candidate.  Forster secured a majority in every polling place. His majority is SS in a total  vote reported of 302.   The figures so far  are:  Benson, government    152  Korster. opposition     210  The result of the votiug in theRossland  riding was a surprise to every one. It  was the general opinion that the opposition candidate would win, but none of his  supporters counted upon his carrying  every polling place in the riding. Martin  went out of Rossland with a majority of  97 and added to his lead in every other  The total cast was as fol-  pollin  lows  place.  llossland    329  Trail        70  Cascade       17  Grand Forks    51  Greenwood     (j[j  Midway       27  Total  500  Majority for Martin   McK  .'ISO  ISO  KELLIE   HAS  A  SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY.  Forstcr's majority   THE   LILLOOETS  SS  BREAK   EVEN.  The contest in the east and west ridings  of Lillooct did not furnish any surprises.  The opposition party made good its claim  that it would carry the oast riding. Details of the voting have not been received  but the opposition candidate J. D.  Prentice has a majority of 21 over David  Stoddart who represented the constituency as a government candidate in  the last legislature, la the west riding  A. W. Smith the government member was  re-elected   by a large   majority   his   op  pone-tit    Peters ���-forfeiting   his    dopes'  Smith received 133 votes against 72  for Peters.  case  TWO   OPPOSITION   MEN   IN   CARIBOO.  Complete returns from Cariboo firmly  establish the two opposition candidates iu  their seats, and thus dispels whatever  faint hopes the Turner government may  have had of securing an even break in  that constituency. Every polling place  has been heard from, and although there  is evidently some discrepancy in the figures there is no room for any doubt as to  the result of the contest. The returns  are appended:  Ilelgesen  Qucsuolle ...: ���  Uai'korvillc   .Stanley   Sflda Greek   150-Mile Home .  Alexandria   Hoi'selly    Qucsnellc Forks  Keithley Creek .,  Snow Shoe   Alexis Creek   Tlaucevllle   Risky Creek .  .30  . OS  .. 15  ..  I  ��� ll  .. 5  ..II  ..it;  .. tt  .. o  Kiucham,  28  55  l  t  35  5  !3  30  3  0  S  ��r  11  224  Hunter  20  11  S  10  30  8  3  II  12  5  3  3  Roc  ers  23  07  21  g  13  10  3  22  Til  Total 211 224 ISl 102  The above figures totaled up show a  slight discrepancy with the actual result.  This is, however, unimportant, as the returning officer gives the results as follows:  Helgesen, 2-13; Kinehant, 220; Hunter, 101;  Rogers, ISO.  HUME'S   MAJORITY   WAS   FIFTEEN.  W. J. Geopel, returning officer, made an  official count of the ballots cast in Saturday's election in Nelson riding, the result  of the count increasing Hume's majority  over Far well from thirteen to fifteen. AH  told .there were 001 ballots, but of these  there were 1-1 spoiled and one was blank.  Of the spoiled ballots all M were rejected  because the voters had recorded their  mark iu the space in which the name of  the candidate was .printed instead of in  the white disc. There were nine Hume  ballots marked in this manner and Vive tor  Far well,  state of  places:  The following is the corrected  the poll in  the several  polling  Nelson ��� ���  ���  Waterloo   Hall...   Vinir.   Kric   Proctor's   .Silver Iving mine   Waneta   Kuskonnok   Goat Ki vor Crossing   Rykert's   Total     Majority for iltime..  l-'iii-well  ....217  ... I  .. . 13  ... I  ... 17  2  ..'.' 12  ...317  Hume  200  .15  GREEN'S:  MAJORITY    WAS   100.  In the contest in the Slocan riding  Robert F. Green carried ten of the polling  places out of fifteen. Among the places  carried by Green were Ainswortli and  Kaslo.' Ainswortli was for a long time  the residence of both candidates before  Kaslo was. There were just 35 votes cast  in Ainswortli and Retallaek got but three  of them. In Kaslo the present home port  of both candidates the contest broke more  The returns from the Revelstoke riding  of West Kootenay show that J. M. Kellie  who was returned in.lS94 as a government  supporter was this time returned as an  opposition candidate with a majority of  03 over W. White, Q. C. of Revelstoke.  So far there appears to have been 005  votes cast of which S were rejected as  spoiled. The details received of the vote  are as follows :  1 ICellie  Revelstoke town 107  Ferguson  13  Arrowhead  13  llloeillewaet  20  Albert Canyon '  33  Glacier   10  Comaplix '.  10  Thompsons Landing     10  Front Lake  25  Xakusp  23  Hali-yon Springs    2  White  107  NEILSON'S   ELECTION   CONCEDED.  Details have not beeu received of the  voting iu the north riding of East Kootenay .'district bit;; the election ot Neilson,  the independent candidate, is assured  with a majority of 23. The total vote has  not been received several polling places  returning merely the majorities received  by the candidates. So far as they have  received the details of the voting  been  are:  Golden, majority Wells'...  Donald   Field   Pallison   Rogers: Pass   Boa vermouth  21  BAKER   WINS   IN   THE   SOUTH.  Neilson  '.'.'.'.'.'. 47    11       1  17  Wells  20  12  12  17  East  has  Returns received from South  Kootenay show that Col. Baker  secured a majority of 15 over William  Baillie the opoosition candidate. The result in this riding caused little surprise  and less sorrow among the oppositionists,  as the interests of the party in the opinion  of many were subordinated to the interests of William Baillie. The vote was as  follows:  Wassa   Fort Steele   North Star Mine   Wardner   Fornic    Crow's Nest Landing.  (ranbroolc   Moyie City    Total 150  Baker  ..  1!  ..  00  Hailhc  2  107  .  25  ..   12  |  1  l  .  21  ..   II  10  0  lit  SEMLIN'S   BIG   MAJORITY.  Charles Semlin secured a great majority  in the north riding of Vale. Out of 103  votes cast his .opponent J. .1. McKay  secured but 31.    McKay lost his deposit.  DEANE ELECTED IN NORTH YALE.  Alter an official count, lasting two days,  F.  J.  Deane,  opposition   candidate,  lias  been elected by a majority of  f'oui  figures being :  Deane v.  Martin   :   the  PRICE    ELLISON    CARRIES     EAST    YALE.  Donald Graham, who represented Fast  Vale in the last legislature, was badly  beaten by Price Ellison. The details of  the voting have not yet been received but  the returning officer has announced the  election of Ellison with a majority of  about 75. Graham it will be remembered  defeated Hon. Forbes G. Vernon in ISO)  and his return was counted upon as beyond question.  THE   CASSIAR   ELECTION.  The writs for Cassiar were issued at the  same time as the writs for the other constituencies, but they were issued in blank,  the returning officer being empowered to  fill in the dates for the nominations and  elections as he might see fit. hi other  words, the government was waiting to sec  how the cat jumped before deciding what  to do. Monday night a steamer' left Victoria for Cassiar and on board her were  the government's instructions to the re-  On the California, owned principally by  A. J. Marks and P. Burns, of Nelson, and  situated close to New Denver, a foot of  clean shipping ore was struck hist week.  A shipment is now being made to the Nelson smelter, which will be more in the  nature of a tost. It is expected to return  150 ounces in silver. Fifteen animals are  engaged in the packing, making an unusual but welcome spectacle in the streets  of Denver. Preparations are being made  for an increased force of men at the mine.  Mr. Marks is' personally superintending  the work.  R. 0. Campbell-Johnson, of Nelson, is  preparing to crown grant the Bondholder  group, on Ten Mile creek. ��� In a short  time a representative of English capital  will examine the group, with a view to  purchase. The Britishers' have half a  million available for development purposes.  ��� On the Ohio, situated on the summit  above the Enterprise and owned by F.  Wells and R.I. Kirk wood, there is one of  the largest showings of ore in the camp.  Three veins are exposed, mostly by  sluicing. The Enterprise lead shows up  well on the claim, as does also the Nepu wa  lead, both with good high grade ore. The  main vein, supposed to be the Arlington  lead, has a width of 30 feet, with ore till  the way across. It is of a zinc nature and  gives an assay of upwards of 100 ounces.  It is a most phenominal showing, and the  work now being done is improving it.  R. I. Kirkwood has in the Speculator,  on Springer creek, a mammoth proposition. The vein has been proven 33 feet  wide, of full concentrating value. Several  streaks of clean ore run through it, which  lias just given returns of 300 ounces. He  lately located an extension and in the two  properties has a group unequaled in the  locality. They adjoin the Arlington, but  surpass it iu showing. Few people are  aware of the immense deposit exhibited  by the Speculator.  The Mollic Hughes, at New Denver,  continues to develop in an encouraging  manner Their test shipment to Trail  gave over 500 oz. in silver.  The Caso of Alexander Henderson.  The circumstance that the Columbian is  very abusive and bitter towards Alexander Henderson, the successful independent candidate in Westminster City,  tends rather to confirm the report that  Henderson is likely to go over to the opposition. The Columbian says that Henderson, by opposing and defeating J. C.  Brown, has dug his own political grave  and should be left in it. This may suit  the Columbian's book, but the circumstance of the Columbian's hostility will  probably worry the opposition managers  very little and Henderson still less should  he decide to cast in his lot with the successful party. At the present moment  the opposition party probably needs  Henderson's vote more than it does the  Columbian's influence.  LEDGE  CUT   AT   A    DEPTH    OF  HUNDRED   FEET.  THREE  Hudson's Bay Company Dividend.  A general court of the Hudson Bay company was held in London on Tuesday.  The following report from the governor  and committee was held before the shareholders: "The governor and committee  submit to the proprietors the annual accounts, which show a profit of ��00,373 7s.  0d., to which is to be added the sum of  ��21,090 12s. id. brought forward from last  year, making a total of ��91,372 12s. lOd.  and they recommend that a dividend of  thirteen shillings per share, free of income tax, be paid for the year ending 31st  May, 1S0S, leaving a balance to be carried  forward of ��20,372 10s. lOd.  Wholesale Bribery Charged.  The Province: The Province is in a  position to announce definitely this evening (July 12th) that the election of Messrs.  Turner, Helmcken, Hall and MePhillips in  Victoria; Dunsmuir in Comox; Eberts in  North Victoria; Pooley and Bullen in  Esquimalt, (providing ,-t recount before  the judge does not result in the return of  the opposition candidates); and Booth in  North Victoria i-; to be protested. In till  these constituencies the most scandalous  bribery was practiced and there is little  doubt that tiie protests that have been  decided upon will result in the unseating  and perhaps the disqualification of more  than one of the government supporters.  Another Defeat for Dunsmuir.  The Full Court, with Justices Walkem,  ���McColI find Irving present, on W(.'dues-  day dismissed the appeal in the case of  Bryden vs. the L'nion Colliery Company  and confirmed the judgment of Mr.  .Justice Drake, upholding the constitutionality of the Coal Mine Regulation Act, or  that portion of it prohibiting the employment of Chinese underground. The company i.s given leave to appeal to the privy  council. ���   ���   Slocan Ore Shipments.  The shipments from the Slocan for the  current month continue light, but as  severed of the leading properities have resumed shipping a material increase in the  mineral exports may be 'expected. The  exports from Kaslo for the month of June  were! as follows:  I'onnils Ore   2,.17-I.HiO  Value    .. Ss2. t.'tO  Poiinils Lead   I,u77.7.'>0  Ounces Silver  im.iri.}  Five P'oet of Milling Ore Which Oives a Sample Value of $100 to the Ton is the Reward  for Extensive Development.���Owners of the  Granite Making Extensive Preparations  The Nelson Poorman Gold Mining Company has struck it rich on the Poorman.  Several days ago the company came upon  ledge matter in the 000 foot tunnel. Work  was continued until the ledge was crosscut at a depth of 300 feet. At this point  the ledge shows five feet of milling ore, a  fair sample from which assayed a. little  over $100 to the ton. The importance of  this strike can scarcely be overestimated,  since it is a practical demonstration of  the fact that the ledges in the gold belt  to the southwest of Nelson go down.  The  Poorman  has   beeu  worked   in   a,,  small   way  for  several  years,  returning  handsome profits  to  the owners for the  work, expended  upon  it.    About  a year  ago the company was reorganized and extensive development  work  was taken in  hand, resulting in the recent lucky strike;  which is sufficiently encouraging  to, warrant doubling the present price of stock.  The officers of the Poorman company are  A.   L.   Davenport,'   president;    J.    Fred  Hume, vice-president: and Robert Ewart,  secrcttery-tretisurer.     The   capitalization,  of the  company  is  fixed  at at $2:"50,000,  fully paitl up and non-assessable.  On the Granite claim, adjoining the  Poorman group, on which the ledge was  discovered several months ago by ground  sluicing, extensive work is now going on.  The ledge on the Granite is identical with  that on. the Poorman, and the company  operating the same have made arrangements for putting in an extensive'plant.  The success that the owners of the Poor-  man have had in demonstrating the continuity of the ledges in the Nelson gold  belt, is certain to give great encouragement to the owners of other claims in the  same section. Heretofore it has been  difficult to get capital to develope any of  these properties, owing to the fact that  depth had not beeu attained in a single  instance. The manner in which the Poor-  man has developed should change all this.  To Recoive the  Aherdeons.  The people of Nelson are going  to  receive lord'and lady Aberdeen' in fine style  next week.    On the arrival  of the  viceregal party its members will  be received  by a reception   committee composed  of  judge Forin, Dr. Arthur, H. E. Croasdaile,  Grange V.  Holt,  J.   Fred  Hume,   Frank  Fletcher, .7. Roderick Robertson, .John A.  Turner, T. Madden, E. P. Whalley.   They  will  then  be  assailed   with   an  adelress  which  is to be drawn by Messrs. W.  A.  Macdonald   Q   O,   E.   A.   Crease.   O.   G.  Dennis, W. F. Tectzel and J. A. Gilker.  The decoration of the city in honor of the  visitors has been assigned to a committee  composed   of   Messrs.   A.  11.   Buchanan,  Charles  Hillyer, John J.   Malone and  Dr.  Symouds.    Mayor Houston  occupies  the  position of chairman of the general committee with W. A. Jowctt as secretary.  The Enterprise Ore Chute.  The most marvelous chute of ore kuown  in the northwest is that being worked on  the Enterprise group on Ten Mile. 'From  the top showings on the group to the tunnel on the Iron Horse, there is a bona fide  vertical depth of ore ot 1130 feet. w; " ,;i  width in No. 2 tunnel of S00 feet "���>.'  some places the ore is '21 feet in width and  of uniform richness. There is at present  $2,000,000 worth of ore blocked out. Three  separate parties are seeking to purchase  the property, and its *ti\c is expected  shortly. Eleven hundred tons of ore at  the lake is being shipped in bulk to'  Omaha, and this will realize $200,000.  Tho Pern's New Process.  The British Columbia Bullion Extracting company has completed a contract for  tin: establishment of tin appliance at the  Fern mine for the treatment of low grade  ores. Although installed in the nature of  em experimental test on the Fern slimes,  it is confidently expected that, should the  character of their ore remain the same as  that which has been found amenable to  the' I'elatan-Clerici process, the present  installation will lie increased to one of 25  tons per day at that mine.  Took Over the Bosun Group.  The Bosun group,'formerly embraced in  the Harris ranch, near New Denver, this  week passed into the hands of the  Saudi ford syndicate for $7,">00 cash, as the  result of a 30-day option. The Fidelity  load has been proven in place on the  group to a depth of 20 feet, and there fs a  showing of eight inches of clean ore. The  new purchasers will erect suitable buildings and put on a force of men at once to  thoroughly develop the property.  The Skyline to Resume.  A.representative of the Everett smelter  is at present having the water pumped  out of theykylino mine at Ainswortli and  should his,examination of the mine be  satisfactory it-is said that work upon the  Skyline will be resumed at once. The  property which is owned by A. W.  McCune has been closed down for close  upon two years.  w  E&d  tv?-..<&  K ���-'*!���.'.���. THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B.C.   SATURDAY,  -JULY  1.898;  /  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  ���THE  TR1BUNK   i-   pti:nis:ii: .   on ...Sal uhl.1vs.7t1y  Tin;  .   T.RlllUXK.Mej-Kf.'iui'lfSii'Oi'.Ml-AN'Y'^ a|ni'.-.vifl ne. mailed  '   to subscribers on pnytiVeiil- of Tvvo i)-,)i.u\i;s a year.  No subscription taken for less - tliu-:i 11 vcit'Y     ,'* ,  REGULAR   AUViORTlSiOMK.VT.S   printedat the  following  rates:   ;Om; i:i'jh,   SWi a,���year;   two inches,  .. ���"... SCO a.year;   three  incho- ?St n year; font-'inches,  ��96 a, year; live inches, .^iii.', a year: six inches and  over, at the rate of Shoo an inch per month.  'TltANSIKN'T ADVEKTISKMIOXTS ill cents a' line for.  first, insertion aii'l. 10 cents a line for,each additional  insertion.    13irt.li." iiiiu-riuKO, and death  notices free.  LOOAn OR RI0AD1XG MATTIflH '-NOTICKS 2S .cents a  line each insertion.   ���  ��� :  JOB  PRINTING . iit; fair rates.     All accounts- for job  jirintinn. and   aiivertisiiitJ  payable  on   the   lirst ;of  every month:.viPscriplion. in'advance,  AIlDRKSS ail eouiinunicaiions, to  ;���"'   TIIK TRIBUxi'y. Nelson, if. C.  ��� PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  T  A HA US KORI\-J'tiv.-ici.ii.san(l .Surgeons.  ���L-i   X ! and .5. H.gelu'.v block, Xt-I-on.   'IVli'iilionu 12.'  Rooms  DR.   J.   A.   Alt-MSTRONO-Ooverimicnt   Veterinary  ���Inspector.   Treats di.sca.sos of all domestic animals.  All stockinspecti'ital XelsOn:   Xelson, H. (J. ,;��� .     -   :  DU. J. \S\ OUINi.AX, DKXTKST-  (Hlicc: Mara Bloc!;,  .   . .   Baker Street, Nelson.   ��� , .  w.  J. IT. HOL.MlvS, C. K.���Provincial Land Survevor.  P. O. hosS-.', Ku-lo. B. C.  A.  ,11.   HOI.OICH���Analytical Chemist. nnd< A.v.viycr.  Victoria street,.Nelson. '  T C. CnVILLLU, B.A.Sc.  " ��� ��� .Milling iMifdneors  Slocan City. B. (J.  ; W. K. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  ind   Analytical   Chemists,  LODGE   MEETINGS.  tion on the."part of the old ministers. As  private members of the legislature, Hie  standing which their opponents had, it is  safe to say t hat not one of the old ministers would have been returned.  A. W. h'o.s-;, secretary of the British  Columbia Eire l.'nderwritei-s' Association,  hassent a communication to the city council in which he gives the members of the  council severed hints as to how the prolits  of the lire insurance companies can be in-  crea-ijd, by improving the city's appliances for fighting lire. The members of  the,council are more anxious to hoar from  Mr. Ross upon the subject of reducing lire  insurance rates.  NELSON I.ODGK, NO. 23. A. I<\ & A. At. -Meets  second Vv'erlnesday in each month. Sojo'iniiiii?  ureflireii invited.  KX-lGi-'ITS,: O F P YTHIAS- Nelson J.oilge,,- No,".: 'ii,  Ivnighfcs of Bythias, moots in Oa.stle hall, Maction-  aid blcek, corner of Josephine and \rernon.strccts, every,  -Tuesday evening at S o'clock. 'All visiting- knights are  cordially inviteci to attend.  John.I. M^i.o.vk, C. C.  ���.-���������'������      GkOUGK PAHTUrUGK, !C. of R.'&S.    :  ite, .Sfcciimue;  SATURDAY   MORNING..  .IULV 10, IS9S  Tm-J election of Alexander Henderson  as an independent government supporter  in the city of New'Westminster indicates  that' the people of that city are tired of  the great .John Cunningham Brown and  his clique. The result of the contest in  New .Westminster shows that the opposition party in that city lost the seat  through their efforts to please Brown instead of the membei's of the whole party.  They haei em opportunity of running  Henderson as their candidate, but they  threw him over to give Brown the nomination. Henderson then took the nomin-  .-ition of the.so-called independent government party and, defeated the. regular  opposition nominee in an opposition  constituency. 11 was a great victory lor  Henderson. The opposition party of N'ew  Westminster by its mismanagement has  placed great difficulties in the way of its  own party organizing a. new government.  ��� Co.mi'I.kti-; returns from all parts of the  province  show that  the Turner  government  has   been   defeated.   This   will   be  welcome  news to  the great, mass of the  'electors throughout the province, who in  very many instances were deprived of the  right to a fair expression of their opinion  at the polls,   by one of the most shameful  measures   of   representation    that  ever  cursed   any  province   in  this   dominion.  The defeat of the Turner government will  .mark.a new era.    Despite the gerrymandering tactics of the Turner government  there has beeu recorded a demand for new  men and new methods.   At this time it is  impossible to say whether the successful  party   will   have sufficient   majority   to  carry on the: a If airs, of the county or not.  Of   the    -'30   seats  contested   they   have  secured 10.    The  two Cassiar seats complete the wliole number,,but even should'  they both go to the Turner party it would  still be unable to defeat a want of confidence motion.    Should it be necessary to  have  another election the result  may be  easily  imagined.    The   Turner-Dunsmuir  combination   would not be able to carry  one-half of the seats in Vancouver Island,  ..-,- ./. ,;ith tairly.popular opposition candidates in Westminster city, Dewdney.and  South  East Kootenay  it   would  forever  lose the very slender hold it has upon the  mainland constituencies.'    Tttrnerism   is  dead in British Columbia.  Loud and i,adv Abiokukkn will pay an  official visit to Nelson on Wednesday  evening, prior to their departure for  firetit Britain. Lord Aberdeen will be  Kindly remembered by most Canadians  for the part he played in preventing Sir  Charles Tupper from filling the civil service up with Tory partisans after his  government had been ignomiously defeated afc the polls.  Tin-; British Electric Traction Company  is the name of a London company that  professes to be anxious to construct an  electric railway in this city, and to that  end has communicated with the city  council with a view to securing a franchise. The city council gave the electric  railway promoters ti favorable answer  and there the matter rests���for the  present. _  Last week the council of the college of  physiciansfand surgeons of Ontario removed the mimes ot four doctors from the  college roll, thus depriving them of their  right to practice medicine in that province. The offending doctors were found  guilty oL' assisting in the sale of well  known quack medicines, the charge preferred against them being that of unprofessional conduct. It is not to be  presumed that the removal of these four  names purges the Ontario medical registry of all quacks, nor that all the humbug  in medical matters in Ontario and elsewhere i.s practiced by quacks. The doctors whoso names were struck off the  Ontario roll were Dr. Sovereign, of Essex  county: Dr. W. E. Bessey of Toronto; and  Dr. II. A. Clark and Dr. G. B. Cray of  Elora.         __   __^   A. S. Earwicu, fell sixteen votes short  of securing his election. Had it not been,  that being virtually a government candidate he had to assume responsibility for  the .'icts of the most incapable government that this province has seen, the  result would have been vastly .different.  The result of the poll shows that A. S.  Farwell was the strongest candidate that  could have been put up against J. Ered  Hume. The excellent work performed by  two or three members of the Hume committee in this city was the only thing  that saved the election of the opposition  candidate in an admittedly opposition  constituency. With the exception of  Nelson and Goat River Crossing Farwell  carried every preciut in the constituency.  " people of the Province.. There will bo  ���' no more legislation adverse to (he Main-  '"' land and favoring the chartermongers  " of the Island, no more land-grabbing by  " government ministers, and less subsi-  " di/Jng of questionable railway schemes,  " while shutting out reliable, substantial  " companies that would develop our pro-  '' vince  and  afford railroad  competition  " where it is so greatly needed."  j.- .  Tin-: Rossland Miner, in urging the government to appoint an inspector of mines,  reminds premier Turner that Kootenay  has claims to the office that cannot be  ignored. What the Miner says may be  correct, but the claims of the district to  the office tire not in it with the cinch that  "Jim" McGregor has on the job. Now  that McGregor can be of no more service  to the Turner government his appointment as inspector of mines may be expected at once. No fault can be found  with McGregor's appointment upon the  score of ability.  Evuuv elector whose name is nob upon  the voter's list should lave it placed on at  once. The voters list is never closed to  the reception of names, and if those whose  names are not upon the list at present  will not take the trouble to make out the  necessary applications they will have no  one'but themselves to blame should they  again be deprived from exercising the  franchise.   THE     INDEPENDENCE    OF     PARLIAMENT.  anadi'an General  citric Company, Ltd  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto; Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining' and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting* Machines  We also sell the g'enuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  Ci-niivillo Struct-VAXCOUVKlt  ICoolcnay Otsti-ici ���X KLtiOX  IF'rR.-^OSrrEC   jO-AJRLIIISrG-,    Koolcnay AkciiI  u.-knt Kim ��-inn iioi-i-: .\.\n iiknuhai, .m.u'iii.vkiiv  AMERICAN   BOSSES   IN   BATTLES.  Ol-' the thirty-six men who  have so   far  been returned to the provincial legislature  there tiro just fifteen  who sat in the last  house, and of these,' eight were supporters  of the Turner government, and seven opposed the Turner policy.    Of the members  of    the    old   tniuiscry    jiremicr   Turner  secured  second place on the government  ticket  in Victoria, which  had a majority  ���of 80 over the opposition ticket iu a total  vote of  over-MOO, and in   the farming district of Chilli whack,   which he sought to  represent as   minister  of agriculture, he  ��� was defeated,   'lion.   G. tt. Meirtin, chief  commissioner of lands and works, was defeated in North Vetle.    Hon. C. E. Pooley,  president of the council, saved hiselection  in it. three-cornered fight in Escjuimalt by  a majority of eight votes over one opposition   candidate   arid   live   votes over the  other-opposition  candidate.    Hon.  I). M.  Eberts.     attorney-general,   retained    his  sent by a majority of about ^ votes over  a non-resident 'opposition candidate: and  in   East   Kootenay,   Hon. Colonel   Baker,  ''minister of mines, education  and provincial   secretary, had   but l~> of  a  majority  nver an admittedly-unpopular opposition  candida te.    \Yiiu\i   it  is   considered   that  in  all  I hese ca'-es   the public  funds  were  liberally nst-d   for election  purposes, and  tlutt  there; is  a general   belief in   theeid-  vaiitai-e   of   cabinet  representation,    the  re-uilt  olTerH small   cause for congratula-  Wiircx premier Turner was in this city  he proudly referred to the fact that he  had been reo,nested to run in Chilliwhack,  and that there were over 200 names upon  his requisition. When the result of the  poll in Chilliwhack was announced on  Saturday premier Turner no doubt realized -that there was a considerable difference between having 200 names on a  requisition paper and in having200 crosses  upon ballot papers. ' ���>  Tine election of John L. Retallaek was  advocated by thoKuskonook Searchlight,  the Kaslo'News, the Sandon Paystreak,  the New Denver Ledge and the Slocan  City News, ft was the first time the  editors of these.papers ever agreed upon  anything, and it is doubtful if they will  ever agree again���-certainly not with the  independent electors of the Slocan.  Tiii-:hi-: were seven candidates who lost  their deposits of $200 on Saturday. The  only-straight opposition candidate who  found himself in this fix was Peters, who  at the last, moment entered the lists  against A..W. Smith in West Eillooet.  The other unforluuatesjwere McGregor of  Nanaimo, McQueen of -Richmond, McDonald of Vancouver, McKay in West V'.-ile  Dr. William Wymon Walkem'in South  Nanaimoand Harris in Esquimalt. Injthe  election in ISO I all four opposition candidates in Victoria lost their deposits.  Oxi.-: of the most gratifying results of  Saturday's election contest was the defeat  of John-'L. Iietallack in the Slocan riding.  It i.s encouraging.to the friends of good  government to know that it has been  demonstrated that the Slocan riding is  not one in which ambitious men solely by  the possession of money, can squeeze  theii way into public life. Retallaek had  everything but the voters.  Tin-: New Denver Ledge did all it could  to secure the election of the government  candidate in the Slocan, but now that the l  contest is over and the Turner government defeated. I lies Ledge is candid  enough !o say of the new political divis-'  inn: "This is a good combination  for the  . The evil  that arises iu connection with  the acceptance of offices by  members of  parliament   is   easier   to   state   than   to  remedy.   The ideal parliament is an  assembly of representatives of the people,  who meet for the purpose of exchanging  their opinions as to what measures should  be adopted  in  the   public  interest.     In  practice various things interfere with the  realization  of this ideal.    The inevitable  result of the party system is that when a  government  measure  comes   before   the  house certain members are predisposed to  support and certain others predisposed to  oppose it.     The  usual   criticism  on  one  side is that the government; members are  servile, i\nd on the other side that the opposition members arn factious.    The truth  is that both ate biased by party considerations,  and   to   that  extent    freedom  of  discussion   is   impaired.      What   is   the-  remedy?    If you  could  abolish   political,  parties you would not thereby create the  ideal parliament,    ft i.s possible that the  new  condition   of  things  would  include  small cliques,  petty    personal  intrigues,  conspiracies  for and against the government and for and against certain measures.    The   power of  the lobbyist  would  probably be increased rather than diminished ,'��� under   -such   conditions.      There  would be no corporate responsibility, and  if a member of partiament were guilty of  .corruption,    there   would    be   no    great  national party interested in exposing and  punishing him.    If a party measure is bad  it is  certain to  meet with  powerful anel  united criticism and resistance; but a nonparty   measure may  be slipped  through  parliament,  perhaps ���������in   the  form ' of a  harmless-looking amendment to a statute,  without attracting much notice.  Look for instance at the successful attempt of the Canadian Pacific- Railway  Co. to prevent the chartering of the  Kettle Valley railway. Here the evil lay  in the existance of a powerful organization on one side, no organization at all on  the other. And this difficulty is likely to  grow upon us. Industry will tend to. become more and more organized aud  centralized, and powerful industrial organizations will be continually applying  to parliament for legislation. This would  be less mischievous if they Were content  to'lay their proposals openly before parliament and have them debated and  decided upon their merits. But as a rule  the methods of these organizations are  destructive of the usefulness of parliament, of the true parliamentary spirit.  Whether their proposals are good or bad,  they are seldom willing to have them  decided openly by the independent opinion of the representatives of the people.  They prefer the lobby to the parliamentary debate. And just to the extent that  the lobby is powerful parliament is weak,  and the usefulness and dignity of popular  institutions are impaired.  The above is from the Toronto Globe,  and is peculiarly applicable to this  province in which the independence of  parliament has been and continues to be  directly threatened by powerful industrial organizations and bonus-hunting  railway speculators.  EASTERN   PRESS   OPINION.  As compared with the loss inflicted on  the United States forces by the Confeder-  ates in the greeil; battles of the civil war  the loss eit .Santiago is small, when the  fact is taken into consideration that the  Amc-irican forces in the Cuban battle weve  assaulting a fortified position of the  uiiemy. In all. counting "itKM) Cubans engaged, there, wore approxinuitely 21,000  troops opposed (o the Spaniard*. If there  have been as many as S00 ca stud ties from  wounds, heat prostrations, and capture  theit would be '���'>!��� per cent.  A study of some of the great battles <jf  ��� t he civil war will serve to show how much  'greater t he  losses were   there.    Ili'i-e; is a  list of some of the principal actions:  At Gettysburg, fought July l-J-J, ISO:-!,  there were .'-S070 killed, H.I97 wounded,  'yl'-U missing, a total' loss of 2:],00L The  entire Union forces in the battle are estimated at about SO.0O0, giving the percentage of loss as about 30.  , At Spottsylvania, i'oughr. Mav S-IS. iSO-1,  OIJE   STOCK' OIT  '���hei'i  were   272:1  lo,-II(j won niled.  of IN,:��JH. The  I-'iO.OOO, giving a,  eel,  225S  missing,   total   loss  total Union  forces   were  percentage of M..  At the' Wilderhc--". May :'i-7. KStil, there  v.er" 22i(i killed. 12,037' wounded, :��S3  missing, a tola! of 17,000. There" were  120,000 in tlie battle: percentage of loss, 15.  At Antietam, fought Sept. 17, 1S02,  ; herti.w p.!e 2,108 killed. !),")!!) wounded, 7.")3  'mis-big. <i total of 12,110. There were  So.000 engaged: percentage of loss, }~).  At Chaticeliursviile, fought May l-o,  iiS03, thei e were 1.000 killed, !),7(i2 wounded,  .1.910 missing, a total of 17,287. There  were 78.000 in uuitle: percenlage of loss,  22.  At Chickeimauga. fought Sept. 10-20,  1803, there were 1,050 killed. 0.7I0  wounded, 1.771 missing, a total of 10,170.  The force engaged was (55.000:  of loss. 25.  " At  Cold Ilarboi  there were 1,81-1 killed. 0,077 wounded,  1,810 missing, aiolalof 12.737. in battle  there were 38,000: percentage, of loss, 33.  At   Eredericksbury.   fought.   Doc   11-1-1.  Is new and  fresh, and added  week  by arrivals direct from  Wc buy for Cash in laro-e  to every  ihe wholesale houses, west and east  quantities, and can  o-ive our customers Hie bcnelit ol g'O  buying. .  We ' make   a   specialty of   Fresh'Fruits and  Veo-eiables,  and  everything-   jp   these   lines   kept  in   season.  We  also  carry   a  laro-e  line  of  Which    includes   a   full   line., of   Stoneware,  Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jug's, flowerpots, milk  and cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   set's,  plain   white  ��� and  fancy decorated.     Fleg-ant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest importations  and patterns of  fine Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar g-Jassware in full stock���in fact,  everything-in the line of Otieensware, Crockery and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  percentage  fought.lime   1-1, 1801.  0,077  19  i ���->  ii  : t lied  S l.ODO  12,053.  1802,     (here     were  wounded,   1,70!) missing,  a tornI of  There  were 100,000  in the   Union  forces;  percenlage of loss. 13.  At  Manassas,   fought  An  1.7-17   killed,   8,1:  28-30,   1802,  ;   wounded,  there  were  -1,203  missing,   a total   of   11,102.    In   the  battle were 35,000: percentage  of loss, 12.  At Shiloh, fought April 0-7, 1802, there  were 1,751 killed, 8,-108 wounded, 2,885  missing, a total of 13,0-17. The number in  battle was 15.500; percentage of loss. 20.  At Stone's Hiver (Murfreesboro), fought  Dec. 31, 1802. there were 1.730 killed. 7.802  wounded, 3,717 missing, a total of 13.210.  The number in battle was -13,000: percentage of loss, 31.  " At Petersburg, fought June 15-10, 1801,  there were 1,088 killed, 8,513 wounded.  1,185 missing, a total of 11,3Sri. The number in battle was 100.000: nercohtage of  loss. II.  %JJL   JL\JJL]  BAKER   STEEET,    IN ELSOKT  Ottawa, July II.��� The "Hvening  Journal" says to-night, editorially, of the  British' Columbia general elections:  "Quito as far as .an outsider at this distance can judge, it will not be a bad thing  for British Columbia if the Turner government is defeated, as a result of the  general election on Saturday. The  Turner government to maintain power,  seems to have been going it wild as regards railway subsidies, and to have displayed a lack of scruple in other ways  which would not give one much confidence  in its work. It will be just as well to  have a new broom in."  Toronto, July 11.-The "Globe" says:  "The result of the general elections' in  British Columbia will not tend to simplify  the political situation, developed under  exceptional circumstances. Hon. Mr.-  Turner was the hea.fi of the only remaining conservative ministry in Canada, but  the two leading members of the opposition were prominent conservatives in  Dominion politics. The Redistribution  bill could not be dtii'endud, and there was  a restless feeling in favor of a, change.  The chances are, perhaps, in the government's favor, as the reins of authority are  in their hands."  The New Rapid Despatch Mail. ,.  The bicycle postman in Toronto is, kept  busy delivering letters bearing the new  ten-cent stamp for rapid delivery. The  carrier appointed for this work receives  ho stated salary, but derives his pay by a  kind of commission, aud it depends how  much it is by the number of letters he  delivers. .--The amount he-is given for each  trip is eight cents, and it will be seen that  if there is a rush he will be well paid.  When the appointed man is away on a  trip, and in the meantime a letter is received, one of the regular members of the  postal staff is called upon to deliver it,  for which he.receives the same pay. The  number of deliveries is increasing each  day, and the new idea seems to work well  with people who want quick despatch!  Another Le Boi Rumor.  Vancouver has started another set of  rumors concerning the sale of the Le Roi  mine at Rossland. It i.s now affirmed that  a New York syndicate has opened negotiations looking to the purchase of the  property and that thesame are being conducted upon the basis.of $5,000,000 for the  Le Roi company's mine aud smelter. This  rumor may have been started by the  recent deal in New York by winch the  J.3. A. C. people secured a majority of the  Le Roi stock.  r����* jfe- ;  "Fine  feathers  make   fine  Birds.'"'  You have a fine house but  it needs a new coat of Paint,  We have the best,  The Sherwin-Williams paint  made to Paint Buildings with.  A  Cordova Street, Vancouver.  Your floors would look much better  and save you a lot of work if covered  with  a   coat   of   Granitic   Floor' F  aint  Baker Street, Nelson.  ^^TJOiTIOIsrS!JE!JRS  IMNCML: AfflT  West Baker Street, Nelson  OTTSTOUVCS    BEOKBBS  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The Georg-e E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT, C  NELSON, B. C.   ' U*  Architects, Builders, and Joiners.  BAKER STREET  ilaviiiK si.'ciin.'il | lie more i.-miimoiliutis .-1ml con-  vuiiiont. (iiiiirtuiv ot Oic' above' hole!, Mrs. K. ('.  Clarke t.-ilviw llii.-i opportunity of tliiiiikin^ ln.-i-  former piiti-oiis nt the (.'lurki: Hotel fur lli'eir  p.-itronn^c in ihe past, and for soliciliii^ n i.-on-  I iiinanee of I he same.  Rates $2 per Day  E. .0=  Giarke, Proprietor.  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A SAYINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Has  been, established   in  connection, with   the   Nelson  Branch of this Bank. ''  DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS  rocoived, and current'rate of interest allowed (at present 3  per cent.-por annum)..  , GEORGE KYDD, Manager.  m  NELSON  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at proscnl) 3 Per Cent.  BTHBLINDA'S   RECITATIONS.  ft was  not the fault of the  landlady.  She strove patiently and  conscientiously  to make the place homelike and pleasant.  There peace might have reigned and joy  expanded had it not been for a lady who  thought the landlady ought to have help.  That  she meant  wel.I none  would  be so  cynical as  to deny.    She was assisted in  her  efforts to make  life less monotonous  for her fellow-boarders by her daughter,  a small seven-year-old girl, whose  most  prominent    facial   characteristics    were  freckles and a look of resignation.    Whenever the   two  were   present the   other  people   would   talk   fast,   because   they  knew any lapse in the conversation would  be seized  upon  to require  I'Jtuolinda to  come   forward   and  recite.      The   hard,  mechanical sense'of duty indicated by the  child's  manner of, compliance  was more  appalling  than the selections which she  droned off, halting now and theiruntil her  mother could prompt her.     The  lady's  name   was Mrs.  McGoogan,   but she was  always  known  as " Ethelinda's mother."  The pair had only one rival in unpopularity.     Jt was a young  man  with  large,  wavy ears.    He wore plaid clothes aud a  tall collar which never harmonized with  his shirt-bosom.     There  was  something  about   his    calm   self-reliance   that   impressed the others unfavorably. When he  had heard Kthelinda's repertoire once or  twice he began to take a great interest in  the performance.   He spoke to her mother  of the infant's wonderful talents and he  was  often seen with the little girl apart  from, the others,  keeping time  with one  hand while she recited.    The others were  perfectly  willing   that  he   should   thus  monopolize her genius.  A new boarder came to the house: a  member of congress; a man of impressive  demeanor, as became his importance.  There was a hush among- the people who  had assembled in the parlor just prior to  the dinner hour. They were all under  some slight restraint���all except Ethelin-  da's mother.  "Dearie," said she, "won't you'.recite  something for the ladies and gentlemen?"  As she spoke she placed her hand between the child's shoulders and gave her  a push out into the middle of the floor.  "Y"es," put in the young.man.with the  large ears, "recite that piece about 'Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight.'"  The- prodigy   hesitated  in   embarrass-  ' nient.     , .      ;   (    '"England's sun was slowly setting,'"  prompted the mother.  She looked up at the ceiling,  aud ner-'  vously  rumpling a fold of her frock  between her   thumb and   forefinger,  proceeded: .  England's sunw-as slowly setting,  Wlion t lie nuiiden grabbed the bell.  " Come, what moan you 1" cried the sexton.  "Oh," said she, "I hate to tell.  Hut tonight I go out, riding  And 1 have no boll in sight.  And t fear those bold policemen.  Curl'ow���inust���not���ring���tonight!"  Her mother looked, turned pale and  gasped, but the young man., with a bland  smile suggested:  "Let's have that new one."  The prodigy promptly began:  We'will all he there when the orchestra plays.  We'll give her applause and we'll throw her bouquets.  Iu the ballet she stands in the foremost row.  She's somebody's grandmother, boys, you know.  The applause was tremendous:  "Don't you know anymore?" inquired  the member of congress.  "Where she learned that ribald trash is  more than I can tell," exclaimed her indignant -mother.  "How about'Hostler Joe'?" asked the  young man in a nonchalant tone. Ordinarily such a suggestion would have been  met with chilling frowns. But they alj  listened with cheerful expectancy while  the little girl piped up:  Plump was Annie, plump and pretty, when she married  'Ostler Joe:  She got divorced and then went out and traveled with a  'show. ,  Her husband thought he'd go and see Ihe piny one winter's night:  It shocked him when he saw her coining forward to  recite.  lint for her Ihe blow was fatal. She soon found out,  alas!  He was all the audience present, and ho came in on a  pass.  "My child, leave the room this "  But the reproof was drowned by the  approving demonstrations, under Avhose  cover her new prompter gave her another  hint. The child made the little bow with  which she preceded each selection, and  went on :  (to wash the dishes, mother.  And wash them nice and neat.  While I play on this piano  The two-slop march so sweet;  And brush up my old clot lies, mother.  He hasty, and don't get gay.  l-'or I'm to be Queen of the Aluy, mother!  I'm to be queen of the May!  "Ethelinda," said the mother in a cold,  hard voice, "I shall give you one more  chance to redeem yourself. Voti may:  come away  from that  part  of the room  and recite 'Casabianca,.' I think possibly  you may be able to do that without any  of this rude interference.''  Again the little bow and again the small  shrill-keyed voice took up the familiar  rhythm :  The'boy stood on. the burning deck,  Whence all but him had lied;  They called to hii'ii, ho wouldn't budge,  "Go, s-ave yourselves, I'll linger here.  It's hard to have to toast:  ���    Hill  I'm such a chestnut, that  1 ought to get a roast."  Mer mother was too much overcome to  speak.    She  did  not even protest  when  the  young man asked  for "The Face  on  the .Floor," and Mthelinda gave:  Jl. was a. balmy evening and a goodly crowd was there:  A man  stepped  up before the bar, he had  no cash to  .'.pare,  lie turned away.    He vainly tried to hurry through the  door, ������,-        '  And then the big bartender pushed lii.s fneo upon the  floor.  "Of course you know 'Paul llevere's  jtide'?" said the young man, innocently.  "Ves," answered Ethelinda, whose expression had gradually assumed a radiance and satisfaction quite foreign to it.  She had never before been so appreciated.  With alacrity she plunged into the lines:  Listen, my children, and you shall hear  Of tlie midnight ride of Paul Revere.  Tt was on an electric, railway train,  lie would go awny and come back again.  He took up fares and he pulled the string.  Which caused a machine to remark, "Ding ding."  Her mother dashed into the middle of  the room and carried the child away.  Ethclinda is never permitted to recite  now when her mother is present, and the  young man with the large ears is the  most popular person in the block.  A   VENTURE   "WITH   DEATH.  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  In southeastern Arizona there is a tract  oi land large enough to make an eastern  state.    Jt is known as the Apache Indian  reservation, and it is there that the Jn-  dians of that tribe  are  kept under close  military surveillance. Years ago the surveillance would occasionally relax, and  then there would bean outbreak. A trail  of blood would be marked out toward  Mexico, and the vultures would come in  crowds, as if from all over the west, to  enjoy the banquet prepared for them in  the dead, whose bodies would glisten  when first killed with snowy whiteness in  the dazzling sunlight, so that you could  see them dotting the plains from afar off,  while the hot winds from the south that  tanned your face would be heavy with  the smell of human caron.  It is not so now, for better watch and  ward is kept by the soldiers. But when  it'was so, there were four men who went  into this Apache country to prospect for  the mines from which, in the old days,  the Indians obtained the silver out of  which they would mould bullets when  they could not get lead. Many a man has  lost his life searching for these mines, and  many more will doubtless),do the same be-"  fore they are discovered/ This, though,  will never deter men from making the  .effort, so long, as men have the right to  take their lives in their hands and wager  them against wealth."  One of these four men was one Harry  Barrett. He was young, and had, as has  many young men, aud as all young men  should' have, a girl with whom he was  very much in love, aud to whom he was  engaged to be married. It was probable  this more than anything else that made  him so desirous of growing suddenly rich  by [hiding the treasure mines of the  Apaches, for, when a young man is truly  in love, his greatest regret is that he does  not own the wealth of the Indies and possess the power of the czar to augment his  importance in the eyes of the woman in  whom he is so deeply interested. This  was so with Harry Barrett, and when old  Jeff Bramlett, who had prospected for  these same mines for twenty years or  more, came to him with his map of the  country in which they were supposed to  exist, Harry was not iong growing enthusiastic, and believing what was told him,  for the prospect of great wealth is always  intoxicating. The map was old, and  frayed, and faded, for many another man  had lingered it, to his sorrow. That  counted for naught, though with Harry.  When the day came for the party to start  out on their search, he was the most light  hearted of all, especially when he lagged  behind to kiss 'his. hand to the girl for  whose sake he desired wealth, and who  stood at the door of her father's house  watching him, while she saw in vision the  beautiful things that the future had in  store for both of them. The wealth that  Harry might discover was not necessary  to make Jior pictures of the future bright.  If she could only have Harry, that was  sufficient", and, when he had passed from  her sight, she turned away, humming the  song he most liked, while thinking of the  pleasures that awaited his return.  For months there had been no rumors  of Indian disturbances. There had L yen  peace on the reservation so long that men  had ceased to give its dangers a thought,  as men who live in the shadows of volcanoes live day after day unthinking of the  hour that will lind them buried beneath  its lava. To the undertaker nothing is so  common-place as death, while the headsman in time sees nothing notable in an  execution, save whether or not the axe  fiuds its way through one neck easier  than through another. And so it i.s with  danger, for when it is ever present, men  grow callous.to it, no matter how great it  may be.    So  it  was  with   Harry Barrett  feet in feeling for a foot-way down  through the canon. Still they were making good progress. It was hardly midnight, and they must have left their camp  at least a dozen utiles behind. They could  not be over thirty or forty miles from the  settlements, and, once out of the canon,  they would soon travel the distance.  The moon would soon be high in the  heavens and that would soon help them;  but it would also, bring aid to the pursuers,  raging at their escape. Its light was  already beginning to till the mountain  sides and canons with strange and uncouth shadows.  The three men kept closely together, as  if relying cm one another for assistance.  As they climbed down through the canon  they remained on its darkest side, in  order to avoid any possible, discovery,  although it made their narrow footing  still more dangerous. '.Far behind them  they could seo on .the mountain side a  blaze of light, and they knew that it was  a signal of their escape. It made them  push forward with still greater exertion,  for now they knew that the pursuit was  close behind, and that it would be only  -with the greatest effort they could escape,  as the Indians had probably discovered  the direction in which they were going,  and -would endeavor to intercept them.  As they pushed forward with renewed  haste, the man in the rear suddenly  slipped and fell, carrying with him his  two comrades. The fall was but a slight  one. The little pebbles it had started hud  hardly ceased rolling before two of the  men were again on their feet, picking up  their arms. Harry tried to join them,  and rose to his feet, but only to fall  again.  "What's the mattery" asked one of his  comrades.  " I think I have sprained my leg some  way," he replied.  The two men assisted him to arise, but  and his comrades. While the girl who  was awaiting his return might have occasionally thought of the risks that the  little party rah, the men never felt any  anxiety, or, if they did, subdued it without openly expressing it.  For the first few days, they found indications of rich silver deposits���indications  that were so rich  that they made a permanent camp,  intending to* examine the  ledges   that   criss-crossed    the    country  thoroughly.    They  had  seen no Indians,  and expected none.    One day, though, as  they sat at dinner, a shot came from out  of the pines, and before the echo had died  away it was followed by a score of others.  Old Jeff Bramlett, who  was to  have led  them to untold wealth, dropped the tin  plate���from which  he was eating���-on the  ground.    Nob abruptly, but so gently that  it hardly made a sound; aud, as it fell, he'  apparently  made an effort to  rise to his  feet, only to fallfa.ee forward into the fire,  where still simmered the uneaten portion  of the noonday meal.  The three remaining men sprang to  their feet unharmed, and rushed to seek  cover behind trees and boulders, picking  up the arms that came nearest to .their  hands. As Barrett passed the fire, he  drew from it the body of the old man.  The face was .covered with ashes and  blood, while the long hair and open shirt  were smoking from the contact with the  coals. The Jimp body and relaxed jaw  tcld how suddenly death hud come.  As the young man threw ' the body to  one side from the fire, and .sank under  cover of a boulder, he glanced in the  direction from which the shots had come,  bub could, see nothing. As he watched,  there would occasionally rise puffs of  white smoke, followed by the report of a  rifle, and he would fire in return."Through  the-whole afternoon never once did he see  an Indian's face or form. After the first  surprise, the three had called to one  another, and were rejoiced to know that  no one was hit, The oldest had taken the  direction of affairs.  "Hold your ammunition, and wait until  tonight, aud then we will break back  for the canyon and try to reach the settlements. There are too many of them for  us to stand off," he said, and so through  the long afternoon they Availed. The fire  they had kindled burned out, and the  dead man beside it grew cold and rigid.  The blood no longer flowed from the  wound. When the wind would blow the  ashes from the coals left by the fire, they  would still glow, as if in mockery of the  quick death that had overtaken the'outstretched form beside them. .���'  When darkness had come, the three  men gradually- crept back���keeping as  closely together as possible���in the direction of the canon behind them. Occasioh-  aUy, out of the darkness, would come a  flash of light from a rifle fired in their  direction. To these, at first, they replied;  but when they had got some(. distance  from the camp where the dead man lay,  they rose to their feet, and as rapidly and  uoisely as possible retreated to the canon.  No one spoke, but each knew that the  faces of his comrades were, like his own,  glowing with that feeling of gratitude  that comes only when a man has escaped  almost certain death. They would never  see .the man they had left behind again:  but, after all, he was old and alone in the  world, while they���well, with them life  ���was sweeter and dearer than it could,  possibly have' been, to him. To Harryvat;  least, it seemed so. What would the girl  have done had he, instead, been Jailed,  and lying back there by the deserted  camp-fire to be mutilated beyond recognition when his body should pass into the  hands of the Apaches'? By morning they  would be within, a few miles of the settlements, and they would be safe. It was so  dark that they had to use both hands and  when he was on his feet, his left leg  seemed to be without life, so far as any  control.of the muscles of it was concerned";  Retried to step forward, but it dragged  as if it were paralyzed. A cold sweat  broke out all over him, and when one of  the men who supported him said, "This  is hell!" it sounded like a sentence' of  death.  "Can't you move it at all?" asked one of  ids" comrades,' liis voice betraying his  desire to be once more on his way toward  the settlements. They were still standing where they had fallen in the ijioout  light, and one of them noticing it, led, the  way back into the shadow.  "No, J an: afraid it is broken," answered  the disabled man, His woice sounded  strange and changed. Tie could hardly  recognize it. The dead man wliom they  had left lying back 'by the camp-fire  seemed, very near to him, and in his fear  .and pain he wondered if the Indians had  mutilated him much.  The  two men laid him down, ,'and one,  taking  the   disabled   limb   in   iiis hand,  moved it gently back and forth, and in an  instant moved  liis hand  far  up on the '  thigh.  " Y~es, it's broken there. Y"ou can feel  the ends of the bones." As he said it, he  glanced from the face of the wounded  man into that of his other comrade.  Even in the shadow the wounded man  caught the expression on the faces of the  two men, and knew tliat they were thinking how long it would be before the  Apaches would overtake tliem if they remained tliere. Both had seated themselves by his side in the shadow, so that if  their pursuers wore near they would offer  a poorer target.  ���  " Don't you think you could limp along  with our help?" asked one.  "No, it's no use, boys, I could never get  through the canon. You will have to  leave me. If J. tried, they would attack  as before daybreak." As he said this, he  unbuckled the belt from around his-waist,  with its gleaming row of cartridges, and  handed it to one of the men, after taking  the revolver from its holster.  "Well, we ain't going to leave you,"  said oneof his comrades.  "Boys, that is uonsence," said the disabled man. His voice was so calm and  clear now that it surprised him. " Y"ou  can do me no good by staying, and there  will be three instead of one to die. By tomorrow morning, you can be within  reach of the settlements and safe, but my  time has come."  The two men looked at each other in  silence. After all, it was but true that  nothing would be gained by their staying.  They had both risen to their feet like men  who had been given a new hope.  "Boys, tell IWattie how it was, and give  her what I. have got' in town." At the  mention of the girl's name, there again  came into the voice the unsteady strangeness that was there when he first told  them that he was hurt, while, in the  moonlight, they could see there were tears  in his eyes. J'"or an instant the wounded  man was silent, and then he added: " Y"ou  had better take my arms with you; you  may need them."  Ashe finished speaking, he cocked the  revolver and placed it to his head; but before he could press the trigger, 911c of the  men grasped Jus hand and exclaimed :  "Don't do that!"  "Yes, you are right. The report would  betray us," said the'wounded man, as he  lowered the weapon. "(.live me that  knife, instead." x  "I didn't mean it that way," said the  man who had made the remark, ashamed  that the true feelings which prompted it  had'been perceived by the wounded man. ���  "Don't kill yourself. We will stay with  you, and we may yet pull through."  The wounded man shook his head  quietly. The tone of the speaker told  him, as plain as words could have done,  that there was but one chance of escape  for any of them. He took from the belt  the mail mechanically handed him, in  compliance with his request, his. heavy  hunting-knife, aud leaned back full length-  in the shadow of tne canon. The men  who stood watching him saw his eyes  close and his lips moving in prayer, but  only for an instant, and. then, without  looking up, he said:    -  "Good-by,   boys:  T'hope you   will  get  through."  There was not  Received Daily from Spokane at the  TIIK CHEAPEST PLACE IK THE CITY FOIt l-'RUITS OK ALL KINDS.  MILLS <& LOTT, Cop. Baker and Ward Sts.,, Nelson.  last of the three great underground fires  in the older workings of the mine, which  did damage of more than a million dollars.  Work has been continued upon it night  and day since that time, and the shaft  stands without a parallel in mining. It  is 4900 feet in depth, or .'3S0 feet less than a  mile. , Jt contains six compartments, each  equal in'size to an ordinary,mining shaft,  four of which are used for hoisting rock  and lowering timber. One shaft is used  for the ladderways, and the sixth and  last compartment carries the wires and  pipes for telephones, light, power, water  and compressed air.  THE   VETERAN'S   STORY.  i quaver in his voice.  As he finished, the men turned away so as  not to see him, each saying softly, as if  speaking to himself:  "Good-by, Harry." ,  As they stood looking down the moonlit  canon, they could hear behind them,  where the wounded man lay, sounds as if  he were choking and gasping for breath.  When they no longer heard them, they  looked toward where he lay. The wlii.te  breast, where the opened bosom of the  shirt exposed it in the shadow, looked as  if stained with ink where the blood had  touched it, and across it lay the nerveless  hand that had held the knife.  For an instant the two men looked down  on the body with awe, as if afraid that  the opeueyes were watching them. Then  one placed' his hand over the heart of the  outstretched form, shuddering as he felt  how warm it was. It seemed unnatural  that it should be so with a dead man.  For a moment he held it there, and then,  wiping from it on the shirt of the dead  man the blood that stained it, he rose and  said, in answer to his comrade's look, in  almost ti whisper, as if fearing to be heard  by the spirit that had just departed :  " Yes,-he is'dead."  And then the two survivors took the  dead mail's arms and pushed forward into  the night towards the settlements, leaving  behind-them, in the stillness of the moonlit canon, a white, upturned face to await  the early dawn, when the Indians would  slash it so that even the girl in the settlement, who had so often kissed it, would  not know it. .  The Deepest Mine-shaft.  Jt is claimed, and with reason, says  Industries find Iron, London, that the  Bed .Jacket shaft of the Calumet and  Itelia copper mine i.s the deepest in the  world. It has taken nine years of day  and night work to sink, and has cost $2,-  .100,000. This shaft i.s vertical, but till the  other shafts of the Calumet and llecla  follow the dip of the lode. Work on it  was started in IKS'), immediately after the  The Absolutely True Tale of How the Serjeant Sent the News to the General.  The veteran, in the dingy uniform that  might have been gray or blue, was perhaps a shade indefinite as to where he  had experienced the stories he was telling,  but he was an interesting old fellow, and  his listeners had been reading too many  war tales sent by special messengers to  newspapers to worry about the details so  long as the result was good. . So they  filled up the narrator's beer mug and set  him going again.  "One of the oddest things," he said,  with the calm confidence,, of truth, "that  lean remember happened to my brother  and me, both of us being members of a  battery. On one occasion wo had been  watching the enemy for a week, trying to  keep him from crossing a river until our  reinforcements had got up, but the rains  had set in and men couldn't move, and we  were pretty .sure that the enemy was up  to some dodge or other that was going' to  wipe us off the face of the earth, for he  had ten times as many men and guns as  we had to meet him with. Of course, that  made the commanding officers dead blue,  and they offered all sorts of inducements  for some of our fellows to go over and  find out what was up. I suppose a dozen  or more went, to ten times that tunny  who volunteered to go, bub none came  back, and we wasn't any better off than  we were before.  "One morning J told the general that  my brother and me had a scheme to get  the information ho wanted, and if he  would agree to promote us both if we got  it, we'd try for it. He mighty noar  agreed to make brigadiers of us, but we  compromised on sergeants, and my  brother left for the other side, after- tolling me good-by. For two days we did not  hear-from him, and on the third the  enemy got a 12-pound gun into a position  the battery I was with had been fighting  him away from for a week, aud I got a  blast from the major, bub J never said a,  word. Neither did the general: and my  poor brother���nobody knew where'-he  was.  "Strange to say, our battery didn't  open up on the enemy, either, in his new  position, and the officers began to look  worried, waiting t.o hear from the general  in command. About 10 o'clock in the  morning the enemy's gun let loose with a  roar that tore the ground up, and a shell  that looked to me to be as big as a barrel  come flying across the river and hit in a  sand pile in the 'rear of our battery. In a  minute I had broke for that sand pile and  was scratching like a dog at a rabbit hole,  and pretty soon I come out with the shell  in my arms and was cutting across lots  for the general's tent.  "I never stopped to ask any questions  of the folks at our battery, bub got to the  general as soon as I could, and rushing  right into his tent, I dropped that hot  shell into a bucket of water and out again,  and let into the vent of it with a hatchet.  Well, to make a long story short, on the  inside of the shell where the blow-up stuff  usually is was a communication from my  brother signed Sergeant John Smith, giving the general the very kind of information he was crazy to get hold of, and it  fixed him so that lie knocked the enemy  galley west in no time. IVIy brother had  got onto it easy enough, for it wasn't such  a great secret over there what they was  going to do. The only trouble was we  hadn't been able to git back with it when  our men went over after it. My brother  got onto a plan, though, by loading it into  the shell and firing it from the gun in the  position he hadjgot for it, when the enemy  couldn't have done it in a, month. That  was the scheme he worked, and my  brother, being a fine gunner, had 'no  trouble getting in with the artillery company, especially when he went to the  officers, with a story about how he could  get the gun in the position that they had  been trying so long to get and couldn't  owing to our battery 011 tne other bank of  the river. Ho was n great strategist, was  my brother, and ought to be directing  things in this war.  "No," sighed the veteran, "lie never  got his promotion, though I. did mine, as  the general said I should. My brother  was killed at the battery he lircd the  shell from, and by the guns of his own  friends. Just as like as not I done it myself, but that is war."  SLOCAN   MINING-   NOTES.  Mepoft ^McClelland  BLAOKSII/IITHJNG AND  EXPERT H0RSESK0EINC  Wagon   Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to ail Idnds of repairing  anil custom work, from outside points  SHOP:   (Gor. Baker an.d Hall Sts. JJelson.  m  IViills.  In  .June the Idaho shipped O.IO tons of  ore  in bjysx  system  l']nterprise ore is being .shipped  cars   from  Ten   Mile.    The barge  gives all Slocan lake points practical railway transportation.  The force on the JJosun is to be increased  at once. The showing on this property is  improving, ore is being taken out and it  will soon be another .Vcw Denver shipper.  TO ALL WHOM <!T MAY CONCERN.  Please take -notice that I'l-oni this date henceforth I will  not be responsible for any goods supplied to the Nelson  Planing Mills unlets orders signed by Mr. L. C. Lawford  can be produced as vouchers for panic.  T. W. OR A V.  Nelson, British Columbia,-Junc'tith, 1808.-  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND   S00   PACIFIC   LINE  Th,e Direct and Superior Service Route from the  Kootenay Country to all Points East,  West, fJorth and 'South,.'  Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort)  From Revelstoke Daily.  consrn^ECTioisrs  Rossland  Lea vo.  (i:IO|i. m....  Slocan  Leave.  0:00 a. in..  .  and   Main.  DAILY  ..NELSON...  Line.  Points.  City,   Slocan  Lake   Points  and  llailv   Except  Hunil.'iv   NELSON   A i-i-i ve.  ..I0:.'!0p. in.  Sandon,  Arrive.  ...'.':20 p. in.  Kootenay  Lake-r^aslo  R,oiite--Steain,er Kokanee.  Leave.                  llailv  ICxcepfc Suiidav Arrive;.  I:0H p. in XKI..SOX ll:im 11. in.  Leave.  7:00 a. m..  K,ooten,ay Rjver Route-Steamer Nelsoq.  -A I outlays.  ....NKLSOX  Wedne>davs,  and Kridav.-  Arrive.  .S:::0p. in.  A-X'rrtain ]iru.-i!nt ({educed Hates mid full int'urinatioii  bv uddressini,' nearest, lucal accent or  CEORCE S. BEER, City Agent, Nelson, B. C.  ��� W. K. AxoEltsox, TraveliiiK'PasseiiKer Agent. Xi-Noii.  K. .I. Covi.i:, Dis't Passenger Agent, Vancouver.  Spokane Falls & Northern,-.  Nelson & Fort Shcppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Th,e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson an,d Rossland, an.d  , Spokarje aqdGRosslan,d.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Arrive  ../>:,').') p.m.  .I2:'.'iip. 111.  ..3:10 p. 111."  The train that leaves Nelson at (>:L'0 a. in., makes close  connections at bpokane with trains for all l'acitic Coast  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary- Creek connect at ^Marcus with stage daily.  Leave  (i:2(ja."111..  12:05 a. in  8:.'!Ua. m..   '...NELSON   .;.......aOSSLAND   ...;..'.-...SPOKANE   CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  NELSON.  TENDERS   FOR  DEBENTURES.  Sealed tenders, addressed to the undersigned, will be  received  up till  12 o'clock noon on Monday, July I8t.li.  ISliS, for the following debentures of the City of Nel-im :  ��10.000, the'.proceeds' to he used for purchasing and  extending  the plant of the Nelson   Electric Light  Company.  $10,000,  the proceeds  to be used  for extending tin-  Waterworks system of the city.  ��10.000,  the  proceeds  in lie -'used  for extending t he  sewer system of the city.  $3,000. the proceeds to he used for purchasing a cemetery site for I liccity.  The debentures will be for .-Jl.Oi.H) each, dated August  1st. ISOS, running twenty years, and bear interest at the  rate of ;'i per cent, pcrannuin, payable semi annually, on  February 1st, mid August 1st, at tbf Hank of .Monlrcal.  Nelson. ������   '  No tender will be accepted unlc.-s the party tendering  will agree to pay tin; amount of ihe lender int" the Hank  of Montreal, at Nelson, on August. 1st. 1K*��S.  JOHN'   HOl'.-nOX. .Mayor.  Hated. Nelson. II. C. June ISth. lS'M.  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  TENDER FOR SEWER PIPES, CEMENT,  BRICKS,  AND   IRON  CASTINCS.  The city council of Nelson are prepared to receive  tenders for Ihe supply of -ewer.pipe, cement, bricks and  iron eastings for man-holes.  Forms of tender and information as to quality and  (luantity of material required can be obtained at the  ollicc of the city engineer.  Tenders, sealed and marked outside "Tender" arc'required to be sen!, in not laterthan '.'> o'clock p. in. on Monday the 2.'>t.li July instant.  The city council do and bind themselves to accept the  lowest or any of the lenders that may be sent iu. Ily  o filer.  J. 1C. .STKA'MIAN. City   Clerk.  Nelson. H. C, July HUIi. IWis.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after  dale, I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of- hinds and works for permission to pyir-  cha-e the following ilocribed unsurveyed. unoccupied  and unreserved crown', ids, situate in the Nelson mining division district (i/ \\Ysi Koolcnay. Uritish Columbia, namely - All 1 ha/ portion of land bounded on all  sides by the- nig 'l.'oin, ('Icojiatra, and (loot! Hope mineral claims. ciMi'.iiiiihig bv admeasurement, at acres, more  or less. , I-:. NELSON' FELL.  Dated this 2nd day of June. A. !��. I��!6.  Notice of Application for Liquor License  Notice is hereby given that I. the undersigned, thirty  days after date, intend 10 apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay district for a license to sell  liquor al my hotel at Urooklvn townsite, West Koolenav  district. J. T. MAKTIX.  I'.ded. )!rook:vn, June ].-,|h, |s|N.  m  mm.  m  E^ESTT^i^sr^^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C.   SATURDAY, JULY  1898.  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT  WAISTS  50c TO $5  rreo  SPECEAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  HIGH-CLASS   JDZRTT   GOODS  NELSON, B. C.  KASLO,  B. C.  SANDON,  B. C.  DRESS GOODS AND SILKS  Black find colored in every wkivd in  vogue of the latest novelties for spring  and  suiniiii'.r  wear. - ,       ,       ,  NEW WASH FA8RJG  Fabrics in endless jimtiision, including  organdies, haltistcs, linens, zcjiliyr, cambrics, lawns and   new  grciiiidinc nuislins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  We an; now'showi'iii. a eoinjilete range in  evervtln'ng I lie market, affords.  LADIES' DFJESS SHIRTS  I'.lack and  navy surge, plain and  figured  alpaca, brocade silk find satin shirts, duck  pique  find   denhani   skirls and   suits  for  . summer.  LADIES' SHfrJT WAISTS  especial .sale <>i' waisLi in oi-gau'die, grenadine find, Lafayette muslins, si/.es :{__ lo  -12,   ranging from   50  cents  to  ��5  each.  | Skirt waist  forms   in all   si/.es and  colors  i       '   ;it  50 cents each.  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A.ND  NEGLIGE SHIRTS  Vary latest and  most swagger effects in  checks, sti-ipes and plaids.  MENS' NEW NECKWARE  GOLLARS AND CUFFS  See our special lines of roady-niade clothing.     Write  for samples.  LOCAIi    NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  S The Xelson company of the Jvootenay  ri fle.s have every r en son to feel satisfied  with ihe receipts from the benefitenter-  tainnieut tetp.iered them by the Lind ley  company on Monday evening, and the  members of- the dramatic company were  made satisfied in the knowledge that they  increased the number of their admirers  in this city. The Lindley company will  plav another engagement; in Nelson in  \ the"fall.  The oraugetnen of Neluon and their  friends celebrated the 12th of July at  Slocan City on Tuesday.  YV. B. Turner, who as editor of the  Kaslo News devoted the past few weeks  to secure the election of .John L. RetaUaek,  has severed his connection with the News  and Canadian politics and left for Cheney,  Washington,  where he will' teach school.  Messrs. Lines & RichariK the owners of  addition A, have agreed to give the corporation of one lot, to be selected by the  city to be used as a site for a new fire hall.  Mayor Houston and the chief of the fire  department will make the selection and  when the building is completed a number,  of the present department will be assigned  to the"new station with a view to giving  better fire protection to the residential  portion ol the city.  This week John Wiliot secured a verdict  for $o00 in the case of Kliiot- and O'Connor.  This was a case to recover fees. It will be  remembered that some lime, ago a man  named O'Connor Avas tried in Nelson upon  a charge of attempting to kill a man  named Lanktree. O'Connor was defended  by.John Elliot who secured his acquittal !  on the ground of insanity. Between the  prisoner O'Connor and his brother they  were to pay the costs of the prisoner's  defence but they neglected lo do so hence  the suit.  In the county court this week the appeal in the case of Gray vs. St. Bar-be was  dismissed without costs. This was tin  appeal by Gray from ,-i conviction and  fine of $20 for allowing sawdust to escape  from his sawmill into Kootenay lake.  The cantata " Under the palms," which  will be given in the Presbyterian church  Tuesday evening gives promise oi being a  very enjoyable entertainment. The choir  will* consist of fifty voices.  The members of Court Kootenay No.  .���JI.SS, I.O.P., will attend divine service in  the Presbyterian church on Sunday morning. All visiting members of the order  are invited to meet at the Knights of  Pythias hall at 10.15 tomorrow morning.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company will immediately complete the  survey of their line from Bear Lake to  Whitewater. The survey from Three  Forks to Bear Lake was finished some  months ago. The construction of this  road may be looked for at any time.  The California owned by Messrs. Marks  and Burns is developing most encouragingly. Last week an excellent strike was  made in the new workings of a strong  galena body, and ore is being taken out in  large quantities. A shipment is to be  made to the Nelson smelter, a pack train  now being engaged carrying it to the  New Denver wharf.  Charles A. Semi in, the leader of the successful opposition party in Saturday's  election contest, has called a meeting of  the members-elect and supporters of the  opposition party to be held in Vancouver  on Wednesday evening. The circular  calling the meeting sets out that questions of the greatest importance to the  party will be taken into consideration.  A. B. Gray, of this city, received  a telegram this week announcing that  his son,  Jobbers and Retailers in  iTTiiry  We f3]ak,e a specially of'Mining Railroad aqd Steamboat Supplies  Our stock will be the most complete in Kootenay  full line of Tools, Qytlery, Stoves and Ranges, Granite, Tin aH^ Woodenware  Stock in MinevSuppIies more Complete than Ever  Ore Cars, T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings  Contractors Profits will be Better  if we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware  TRLKI'IIONI-:  21  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  PROMPT  DI5LIVKKY  OX AND AKTICIl MONDAY. APIML IItii,  1S!W, JMKAtiS WILL UK SJ0RV1.D AT  CORNKR STAN'UCY AND SILICA STIIKRTS  ^.a-3H3sro?s .foe, ,  Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's Steel  33^V.32:E1K.  stirieiet  east,  nsrEiLsoasr,   _B. c.  lenerai  A. J!. Gray, Jr., had been admitted to the  bar of the bar of the province.  Mary Anne Gum, wife of John Guru,  formerly of this city, has commenced a  suit for divorce in the Spokane courts.  Her application is based on alleged cruel  and inhuman treatment meted out to her  by liev husband.  A. II. Holdich has an article in the li. (J.  Mining Critic in which he discusses several matters connected with the mining  'industry. Touching the smelter bonusing  question, he says: "Hut, give all the  necessary facilities, there is no need for  any government, corporation or city to  subsidize a smelter���if it; is properly  managed it is a highly profitable undertaking and has no need for any outside  assistance. The reason why certain  smelting plants started in British Columbia are idle, is because they were not properly managed ; some of the vital necessities of a smelter may have been absent,  or the metallurgist in clu- <ge did not understand his business, or .������'"least 1'-..' jd to  modify his previous experience to . itt the  needs of that particular plant.'  At the  meeting of the board'of license  commissioners  held Thursday  afternoon  the application of Duncan Ale-Donald for a |  transfer of  the   license  issued    to   U.    I'1. |  Goodwin of the (he Victoria hotel to him- j  self  was   refused.    The   hotel   is   in    the  residential portion of the city, and  petitions protesting against the renewal  of any license for the premises were received by the board. The commissioners  aUo refused tlie'application ot Adolphe  LaPoinle for a saloon license on Vernon  street.  A special meeting of the members of  Kelson lodge No. 10 A. O. U: W. will be  held in the Ivuights of Pythias hall this  evening for the purpose of meeting grand  master workman A. Stewart. All members and visiting brethern are requested  to attend.  The meeting of the city council held on  Tuesday afternoon was devoted to the  clearing off of a lot of routine business.  A. M. Johnson, of the firm of Macdonald  &   Johnson,   left   Friday   evening   on  a  months holiday trip.    He will go to California via Victoria.  S. J. iMighton returned to Nelson on  Friday evening. He spent sometime iu  Brooklyn and says that there are close  upon 2000 people in the town which was  started but a few weeks ago.  H. J. Evans left for Vancouver on Friday, whore he will endeavor to secure a  relic of the citizens' ticket.  The members of the public works committee, armed with a report from the city  engineer, will decide today upon what  streets the new sewer  lines shall be laid.  YV. P. Robinson had a communication  before the council this week complaining  of the use of the street by certain residents for out-houses. The council authorized t'he clerk to notify all persons having  buildings on the road ways or til ley ways to  remove the same.  The clerk of the board of license commissioners has forwarded a communication to the city council recommending  that a fee of $J0 be imposed in all cases of  transfers of licenses, ft is likely that a  change will'bo made in the by-law to provide for the collection of the fee.  Robert J<\ Green, the successful candidate in the election contest in the Slocan  riding, issued a card of thanks the following day to those who assisted him in the  campaign. It does not amount to much  but it looks well.  Xelson is not by any means a boom  town, bill that does not prevent it from  enjoying rapid advances in real estate. A  few months ago Frank Graham secured  an option on a Victoria street lot, and not  anticipating any very rapid advancement  in real estate, sowed the lot down in  potatoes. On Wednesday he disposed of  potatoes, garden and all to a Chinese  neighbor, the deal  being put through  in  the rain.      ��� _.  Gen. Sliafter Weighs Over 300 Pounds.  Gen. Shatter is a corpulent man weighing :H0 pounds: in his 02nd year, and i.s so  troubled will) varicose veins that a loss  stuffy man would have refused an active  command. He was a volunteer soldier in  the civil war. but by conspicuous bravery  and capacity rose to the rank of Brevet  brigadier-general of volunteers was promoted to a brigadier-generalship last year  in the regular army and made major-  general  at the  outbreak of  the  present  war.   His Worry.  "I spent an awful night last night."  "What was the matter, old man:-'"  "Oh. I   forgot   the  combination  of the  safe  where  we kept the   plate,  and  lay  awake all night wondering what I'd do if  burglars came."  and  Leading* Kinds  Best   Lime  Juiee  and  Mineral    Waters  (^ ph��^ wmaris���^ ~w  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded      Baker Street, Nelson  JL  i.     /i**3"?.      S3   "^ESP" "���V.J=D  /i1*^ _<   ��^3J=�� *=K     =3  ^^zj ���=&��_ ___________  �� 06  During- the month of Jul)'- a  discount of so Der cent will  JL  all purchases  shoes   at   the  be allowed on  of boots   and  This is not an old stock  that is being run off.  New goods at new prices  We are now taking preparatory to a large clearing sale.  Look for our announcement in next week's paper.  e a ��  _ _____.._ Q  a friend for advice  a woman for sympathy  Baker Street  8     &     i et��  Are offering special bargains in  ine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  strangers for charity,  but for  Good Boots  and Shoes  Go to  Tlie Queen Shoe Store  ��  ii ounce of satisfa  epartment  W_\1!I) STIM.KT  Kc'imiring of. all kinds done.  Din- iiricus arc riff lit.  Division of Groat Britain's Wealth.  Recently gathered statistics show that  nearly till the real and personal property  of Great Rritain, amounting in  value to  .$0:.,S(Jl,2-l:-!,!)l(>, i.s in the hands of about  one-thirteenth of the population, while  twelve-thirteenths own so little as to  escape the inheritance tax upon estates of  $500 and over, and the tax. upon all incomes of $750 and over.  Work on the Porto Rico.  There are at present about .'JO men employed at the Porto Rico mine repairing  the road aud clearing the site for 10 stamp  mill which will be placed at an early date.  Sufficient ore is in sight to keep this mill  busy for a long time. The number of men  employed after the mill is erected will  probably be 00 or 75. Work on the 2500  foot ariel tramway will commence.  \\"K would luck to _ui-:.v-  TIOX TIIK KAUT THAT  �����!���: aim-: TIIK  (.iKT YOUlt MONEY HACK IK  K V K It Y THING TS NOT  AH UICI>ni-:SI.NTKI>  A-Glance'at.our--Range and Prices will do no Harm  W'K CUISI. AT HIX V. V.. KVKRY EYKNIN'G  NXC'HIT SATURDAY'  P       O        QTOPF 18 and 20 '  I   .    vA   O.i 'JnL baker street  Association of ideas.  ���"Annie,  dear,"   said  her   dulcet-toned  rival, "these latest photographs of yours  make me think of Tom.,  They're just like  ire  \m  j. a  aim ���  P..BURNS&  him."  "Why,  you old  darling,  resemblance 1J"  "They hatter you so."  Where's the  BRANCH MARKETS    .....  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and eured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  1 ��'ia   &   -3_

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