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 t-g  1 ft-o,  '���'W.j'^-OuT:  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  Has ,Three Smelters   in  Successful   Operation,  and  Enough  Ore  in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  FIFTH   YEAE.-NO.-3;").  NELSON   BRITISH  COLUMBIA   SATURDAY   JULY  24/1897.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  AN  ECONOMIC   COUNCIL.  S     013 75  2.912 50  1(10 00  :�� OH  S.1SS 71  ��12.209 yy  $ 2,70!) 17  2,2.50 15  5,7!)(j 24  2! 1,'S So  2li 05  111 22  217 IU  02 05  lot 20  13 ;��0  271 15  Canada's Trade Figures.  Ottawa, July S.���The preliminary statement of the trade of the Dominion during  -the fiscal year ended June 30 th last, gives  the exports at $1."3.3,021,000, against $118,-  M0.000 in 180... Imports $111,281,000  against $110,588,000, and duty collected  $10,811,000, against $20,172,000.  The Nelson Municipal Council Compares Well  With That of Rossland.  Four months ago when the present  members of the city council offered themselves as candidates for municipal honors,  it was advanced as an argument against  their election that they would squander  the money of the municipality, and lead  tlie corporation into all kinds of 'financial  difficulties. When it was proposed that  the provincial government should give  the first council power to borrow $50,000  upon the credit of the municipality without first submitting a by-law to the rate  payers, the fear of certain residents, who  wished to control the' municipal machinery, amounted almost to a frenzy. It  will no doubt pain these people to know  that none of these direful things have  happened.  The present council has been managing  the affairs of the corporation for over  three months and it must, be'conceded  that they have made a very good record.  As an economic admiuistraton the municipal government of Nelson compares more  than favorably with that of the city of  Rossland. There has been a determination throughout on the part of the Nelson  administration to secure,value for every  dollar expended. The tax upon the time  ���of the mayor and aldermen has been  greater than most people imagined, but  i hey have given the same cheerfully, and  the statement of receipts and disbursements attests that they have been neither  reckless or careless. Up to date it is as  follows:-  KISOlillTS.  Police court (lues   Licenses   Wiiter rates   Miscellaneous     Overdraft, nt. Hunk of Mont real    Total    ,   KXI'K.N'IIITUUUS.  Streets (including linker street bridge)    .Sidewalks   ..'..-   Wnlei- works   .Salaries   .Special police   1'riiUiiif. and stationery   Plant aiitl Loots   J*'ii-o department   Miscellaneous      Interest      Lockup   Total ��12,20!) !li)  Inclusive of work done on the Maker  street bridge, $1500 have been spent on  opening up,grading, and repairing streets.  Nine hundred and t.hirf.v feet of 12-foot,  1275 feet; of 10-foot, 850 feet, of S-foot, 2275  feet of (3-foot, :.00 feet of 1-foot, and 1800  feet of .'.-foot sidewalk have been built.  Three hundred feet of new 0-foot crossings have also been-built. This-shows  that a mile and a half of new sidewalks  and erodings have been laid. The salary  list i.s low. The city clerk, who is also  water .commissioner and assessor, is paid  $100 a month; the chief of police gets $90;  and his two patrolmen $80 a month each;  the city auditor is paid $12.50 a month.  The city engineer has resigned, and from  this time ou when the services of an engineer are- required, the going rate of  wages for the work done will be paid. No  salary has been fixed for the city.solicitor;  but lie will probably be paid, by the city  just as he is paid by his other clients,  that is, for the services he actually  renders.  It is. estimated that the city will have  $58,000 ar, its disposal during the year. Of  this amount, interest a.hd sinking fund  will require $2150, city buildings and fire  department $5000, streets and sidewalks  . $8000, salaries $5000, miscellaneous $1500,  water works'.$80,000, and sewerage $0350.  -" It will be noticed that the receipts of  the city of Nelson have been $40SL25, as  'compared 'with' $5S18.10, being the receipts  of the city of Rossland. The disbursements of this city amount to $12,209.90,'  against $23,4S9 for Rossland. Included in  the totai of Nelson's disbursements are  the sums of $5790.25, the purchase price  and expenses in connection with the present water works system, and $274.15 representing payments upon the construction  account of the'city lock-up. To make  comparison of disbursements fair, these  amounts should be deducted from the  total of the Nelson corporation, as no such  works have been undertaken in Rossland  up to date. The disbursements of the  Nelson corporation would then be $0199.59,  as compared with Rossland disbursements  of $23,4S9.  The fixed salaries of the corporation of  Nelson amount to $302.50 per month, as  compared with $1,210.00 per month iu  Rossland. In Rossland the mayor draws  a salary of $133.33 per month and the aldermen $33.33, which sums ^ tend'"to swell  the item for salaries. In Nelson no salaries are paid to the mayor or aldermen,  and with the exception of the office of  mayor, it is not likely that any salaries  will be voted. Aldermanic salaries must  necessarily be small, and can therefore be  no reward to capable men. They are  therefore undesirable more especially so  iu that they may serve as a bait to scrub  men to seek the office for the sake of the  salary.  From the foregoing it will be seen that  the Nelson city council i.s joggling along  about as well as could reasonably be expected, and that the ordinary expenditures will be within the revenue of the  corporation when a normal condition is  secured. Upon the question of economy  the citizens of Nelson can have no complaint against those into, whose hands  they entrusted the conduct of municipal  affairs.  WHITE   GROUSE   MOUNTAIN.  J. Fred Hume Gives  a  Sketch   of tne   Work  Being- Done in the District.  J. Fred Hume and John A.  Gibson returned   from    White    Grouse   Mountain  Wednesday , evening.   They  report that  considerable work is being done upon the  properties    in    that    district,    but   the  weather was too rough for them to get  around   much.    The trail from Sanca to  White  Grouse  is very much   in need of  repair, and Mr. JIume will interview the  government agent with a view to securing  ah appropriation of $500 for the., purpose  of fixing up some of the soft places.    This  trail was built by Ramsdall and his associates, and so far has not cost the provincial exchequer anything.    Ramsdall has a  pack-train of 35 horses on the trail packing in his own supplies and those of other  claim owners, but the trail is in such bad  shape that he has been obliged to keep  two men steadily employed in fixing it up.  The chief work is being done by Ramsdall and his associates.    Bert Evans has a  force of six men employed on  the Golden  King, and the present intention is to do  sufficient work upon it to secure crown  grauts for the Storm King, Golden King  and Copper King.    On  the Golden King  they are sinking on a good showing, and  running in  a tunnel.   The shaft is  now  down 30 feet, and the tunnel is in 150 feet  and is daily expected to tap the ore body.  On the Storm King there is a three foot  showing at the bottom of the 05 foot shaft.  Ramsdall has also a big showing, on the  Morning Star.  On. the Tiger, a southerly extension of  the Copper King, the owners have what  is conceded to be the best showing in the  camp. This property is owned by A.  Williams, M. P. L\ of Vancouver, Dave  Gibson, John Noble and Billy Robb.  Noble and Robb have beeu doing assessment upon the property.  Hector McRae is doing work upon the  Brussells, owned by the Ottawa company.  Pattonand Armstrong have charge of the  work. They are running a tunnel in upon  a four foot ledge which is well mineralized.  On the Ora Plata Stock company's property Harry Boyle is running a tunnel.  Next to this property is what is commonly  known as the George Henry Fisher claim,  owned by Fisher and Tom Harris. A big  strike was recently made on the Fisher.  Thomas Harris is working on some  claims on the east side of Noble creek.  There are seven claims in this group.  Hugh Sutherland, of the Hudson's Bay  railway, w*as looking over, the' properties  last week.  The interests of Rose, the pioneer prospector in the district, have been purchased  by a Rossland mining man named Roy.  Among the claims purchased is the Dele-  ware, upon which there is an excellent  showing.  Joe Seale has a claim near the Fisher,  upon which he is doing assessment work..  Among other well-known men working in  the district is Price McDonald, who is developing the Missing Link, Paddy O'Brien  and the Murphy boys. The properties  owned by the late Dugal Patterson, who  was killed in Kaslo last fall, are being  looked after'by a brother.  The McLellan brothers of New Westminster, have opened a hotel at Macaroni  basin.  AS   PADDY   AS   COLONEL   BAKER.  MARTIN   CLAIMS   THE   HONOR:  Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney Not the Builder  of the Dewdney Trail.  Hon. G. B. Martin; chief commissioner  of lands and works, arrived in Nelson this  week: It is 33 years since G.B.Martin  was in Nelson, and he confessed that the  appearance of the town, had greatly  changed during his, absence. The chief  commissioner says that the provincial  historians are sadly at fault in giving  lieutenant-governor Dewdney, the credit  for building the Dewdney trail. This  trail was built by Martin and a squad of  Indians in 180-1 for. the Hudson's Bay company, and years after Dewdney cleared it  out, improved it and took the credit for  its building. G. B. has not been able to  catch up with Dewduey's corner-stone  laying feats, but he will not lay down to  the lieutenant-governor or any one else  as the pioneer trail builder of Kootenay.  The business . which brings the chief  commissioner to Nelson this week is manifold. He is going to give the squatters a  lesson for putting up houses on government lots, he is going to locate a jail in  the residential portion of the city, and he  is going to make arrangements for the  sale of the government town lots. At  least these are among the things which  the chief commissioner says he i.s going  to do. He says it makes no difference to  him what the people think of such actions,  the government is following out the  wishes of the government agent, and government agents are always right.  .Just when the sale of government town  lots will take place G. B. is not prepared  to say, neither would he say what he proposed doing with the squatters. It was  only upon the question of f-he location of  the jail that the commissioner was sound.  If he has not reason to change his mind,  the jail will go up where the government  agent wants it. Hssays he knows nothing  about the government's promise to deed  the Nelson fire department the lots upon  which the fire hall is built, but he volunteered the assurance that if the government made any such promise, it would be  made good. Upon the question of recreation grounds, the commissioner said the  government, was prepared to donate one-  half of the land required upon the Canadian Pacific Railway company doing the  same.  Colorado   Has   a   Legislator   Who   Runs   the  Minister  of Mines   Close.  Colonel Baker is not the only legislator  in the world who has a weakness for tinkering with mining laws about which he  knows nothing. Colorado has a congressman in the person of John Shafroth, who  has almost equalled colonel Baker's experiment of rearranging the mining divisions of Kootenay upon the checker-board  plan without respect to water sheds or  natural divisions.  On the theory that the present definitions of a claim are inadequate and  that  a prospector is liable to inadvertantly lap  over somebody else's claim, not knowing,  that it is in his neighborhood, aud thus  lead to litigation after the properties have  passed into the hands of big corporations  and companies that enjoy that sort of  thing, Shafroth has introduced a bill at  Washington which contemplates that the  locator of a claim shall surround his property with conspicuous stakes, properly  labelled, at points not to evceed 100 feet'  apart.   This would imply the putting up  of at least forty stakes around a claim of  the regulation size, and these stakes are  supposed to be four inches square, four  feet above ground, with mounds four feet  in diameter at their base, to conform  to  the now popular idea of a clear definition.  Commenting   upon   this   the   Western  Mining World says:   "Should the bill become a law the first duty of the prospector will be to buy a lumber yard to get  the   raw  material for his  business, and  then hire a carpenter to make the posts'  and a sexton to bury them.   By so doing  he.can have, time to make an  adequate  exposure of the vein before recording his  claim.    We would suggest a few amendments to Mi: Shafroth's bill which would  strengthen it in the way of preventing  claims from getting mixed up, like polite  society at a picnic on a rainy day.    Let  Mr. Shafroth introduce the barbed-wire  fence  proposition.    If the   prospector  is  compelled   to   fence  in   his   claim   with  barbed-wire, with so many barbs to the  square foot, elk, deer, and other birds of  prey will be prevented from falling into  the prospect holes during, the closed  season.   There will be no danger of claims  lapping over  when   hermetically sealed  with  barbed   wire  or  an   osage orange  hedge.    Moreover,  the prospector  would  be protected in that no one could.jump  his claim without first jumping his fence."  PILOT   BAY   SMELTER   LEASED.  RECOMMEND   WORK   FOR   PRISONERS.  the  Omaha and Grant Smelter People Interested  and the Plant Taken Over.  The deal for the transfer of the Pilot  Bay smelter about which so much has  been heard during the past six months,  was put through on Wednesday by the  Braden brothers and E. J'. Mathews.  They have secured a lease upon the Blue  Bell mine and Pilot Bay smelter plant  with a purchase option and formally  took the property over on Wednesday  and Thursday. ;  E. J. Mathews was in Nelson on Friday  and confirmed the report that he and his  associates had taken over the smelter,  but with respect to the terms of the lease  or the new company's intentions, he declined to be interviewed, further than to  say that the smelter had practically gone  into the hands of the Omaha aud Grant  Smelting Company. Arrangements will  be made to start up at once, practically  as a branch of the big smelting company.  This will be welcome news to the people  of Nelson, as the operation of this smelter  means greatly increased business for the  Nelson merchants, all ot the Pilot Bay  supplies being drawn from this point. It  is a little over a year since the smelter  was shut down. It will be interesting to  note the success which will attend the  career of the new operators of the Pilot  Bay smelter. It cannot be said that the  original operators made a success of the  smelting business, but this has been accounted for by the circumstance that the  smelter company had set itself to the;  very difficult task of operating the Blue  Bell mine, the ore from which was of a  very low grade. Those interested in the  present lease have several galena properties in course of development, and all  their ores run fairly high, so that they  have a considerable advantage over their  predecessors. .The operation of the Pilot  Bay plant is also expected to have a bene-  ficient effect upon the Ainsworth camp.  The Slocan's Exports. -  John F. Mcintosh, of the outport of  Kaslo, has prepared a statement of the  mineral exports of the Slocan exported  through the port of Nelson. In round  numbers there was exported via Kaslo,  17,000,000 pounds of lead and .1,250,000  ounces of silver, the value of which was  $1,057,218. The exports by the month are  reported as follows  U)s. I_ciid.    Ozs. Silver.  July, 1S0B...'....'.    1,0.0, IS*  101,270  Aii(.ust.l89(i    l.2-2:-��,S!��7 .  107,278  September, 1890       793,179  81,021  October, IS90   ..      508,231  72,1)17  November, IS9(i....    ...    439,120  83,isi  December, IS9G    ...1,892,220  271,283  January, 1S97   . 1.900,290  270,21.'>  February. 1S97    2,158.315  187,119  March, 1897....    3,017,300  .  370,751  .April, IS!)7..    IJ39,200  172.711  .May, 1S97         810,0.0  79,512  June, 1S!)7    2,002,500  !!).">,0!I2  Engineer Hoclglns Resigns.  A. E. Hodgins has tendered his resignation as city engineer, audit will doubtless  be accepted. His bill for professional  services will amount to something like  $J50 per month. It is not likely that the  council will appoint a new engineer. Tlie  probabilities are that in future engineering services will be bargained for as the  necessity for such services arise.  The City  Council   Goes   on  Record  Upon  Question   of a  Chain   Gang.  The fourteenth regular meeting of the  city council was held in the fire hall Monday evening, all members' being present  save alderman Dow.  Alderman  Malone, as chief of the fire  department, submitted a report in reference to the appliances needed by the department.    The report was adopted, and  on motion of alderman Malone, seconded  by alderman    Gilker,   the    mayor   was  authorized  to purchase for  the department: One   hand   hose   cart,  one aerial  hook and ladder truck, four Babcock fire  extinguishers, and 500 feet of 2A inch hose.  A communication from  G.  H. Woods,  asking for a permit to erect two frame  buildings on lots 10, 20, and 21, block 10,  ���was  received.,   On motion  of  alderman  Fletcher, seconded by alderman Hillyer,  the city clerk was instructed  to  notify  Mr. Woods that if work was commenced  upon   tho   buildings   before   the  by-law  came into effect, and carried on continuously until completed,  he would not be  be interfered with.  . Alderman Malone presented a statement  showing that the sum of $528.31 was due  the firm of Malone & Tregillus on account  of the fire hall. The account was referred  to the financial committee.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Hillyer, it was resolved  to extend the time for receiving tenders  for water works and sewerage systems be  extended to Saturday, July .'31st, at 12  ���������o'clock noon.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was' resolved  that the council recommend that the  police commissioners put all prisoners  serving jail sentences on a chain gang to  repair streets, and instruct one of the  constables to act as guard.  The following accounts were passed and  ordered paid:  Thomas Wilson, labor on struct:;     X. Joyce, liibor on streets   J oo Kelly, labor on street s   .f. Fillicr, labor on streot.'i   I'-fccI Walter, labor on waterworks   U. II. Dnneier, ..urve. or   W. Ijiingloy, carpenter:   Lowi_ Johnson, laborer '.  ]\I. Kelly, laborer   George Barclay, laborer   James Morris, laborer     Lewis Johnson, laborer   J tuber. Corbet., laborer   George .Fitzgerald, laborer   .7. P. Conrad, carpenter   British Columbia Gazette   FIGHT   OVER .WATER   SERVICES.  .S10 50  . 10 50  0 25  . 9 25  . 3 75  7 50  . 7 50  . 5 00  . J 3 50  . 10 00  1 25  . 10 00  . S 75  . S 75  30 00  10 00  IT   WILL   COST   $250  To Overcome the Selfishness of the' Kootenay  Lake Hospital Directors.  The trouble caused by the directors of  the . Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society in cutting of three service pipes  which-were used for supplying consumers  with city. Water, came before the city  council at the. adjourned meeting Thursday afternoon. All the members of the  council were present.  This action on the part of the hospital  directors forced the city to lay a temporary pipe on Vernon street. On motion  of Alderman Hillyer, seconded by Alderman Dow, it was resolved that the mayor  be authorized to purchase enough 2-iuch  pipe to lay a main from the Grand Hotel  to R. IS. Lemon's residence, about 900 feet,  and that the raain; be laid at as early a  date as possible. A communication from  A. M. Johnson, solicitor for the hospital  directors, upon this subject, was received.  0. Harrington & Co., applied for1 a permit.'to erect, a frame buildiug' on Baker  street within the fire, limits. The city  clerk was instructed to notify the applicants that the provisions of the fire limits  bylaw must be complied with.  Alderman Fletcher and mayor Houston  had a warm passage over the new sidewalk on Stanley street, as to the merits  of a sidewalk built with a slope and hand  rails or a sidewalk built upon the surface  of the ground with steps. Alderman  Fletcher moved, seconded by Alderman  Dow, that the foreman ou the Stanley  street sidewalk be instructed to lower the  same to surface grade and put in steps  where necessary. On a vote being taken  the motion was lost. .  A tender was received from Messrs.  Houston and McNairnsfor making certain  improvements to the fire hall. On motion  of alderman Teet/.el, seconded by alderman Gilker, their tender was accepted.  Their figure for the work was $141. The  mayor was also authorized to have a  chimney built in the fire hall, and to purchase the supplies requested by chief  Wolverton for the police department.  The Slocan Exports via Revelstoke.  During the fiscal year ending June.'JOth,  there was entered for export at the out-  port of Revelstoke Slocan ore to the value  of $S2;i,.'IS7. The exports per month were  us follows: ;  Hospital Directors Take  the  Management' of  the City Waterworks in Their Own Hands.'  The directors of the Ivootenay Lake  General Hospital society have got the hospital society into trouble with the municipal authorities over water works connections. , Some iive years ago, when the  present municipal system was the property of the Consumers' Waterworks company, the Ivootenay Lake Hospital society  made a connection with the company's  water main on Vernon street. The cost  of laying this pipe was borne by the hospital society, or rather by those who contributed to its support. Since making  the connection the hospital has had water  supplied free of cost.  When the municipality took over the  present system the hospital sought to sell  the pipe leading to  the  hospital  to  the  corporation.    The corporation refused to  purchase,   but  continued  to supply the  hospital with water free.    With the recent building of residences along Vernon  street came a demand for water, and the  city made connections with the hospital  pipe for private services.    The hospital  directors were of the opinion that the society should receive a bonus from each  person   making   a   connection   with   the  hospital pipe and iu some instances private individuals made payments for such  privilege, as'was the case with the soda  water works.   The city did not recognize  the society's right to levy any such penalty,   however,   and   this   week   George  Stephenson,   acting   under   instructions  from the hospital directors, cut out three  connections which the city had made with  the hospital pipe, among them being the  service pipe of Mrs. Gilbert's private hospital.  Water commissioner Charles E. Sealey  then made a move ou behalf of the city  and cut oil' the hospital's water supply,  The water was alternately turned on and  olf by Stephenson and Sealey until the  trouble culminated in a summons being  issued upon the complaint of the commissioner charging Stephenson with a breach  of the city by-law by tampering with the  water service.  The case came before magistrate Crease  Friday morning, but was adjourned till  Monday at the request of A. M. Johnson,  who appeared for Stephenson.  Had the directors of the hospital been'  reasonable men, the people along the  upper end of Vernon street could have  been supplied with water from the hospital pipe without impairing the hospital's  supply, until the corporation laid a permanent 'maivj~'u'p-"Vemon street. This'  would have been done in the course of  a few weeks. As matters stand the unreasonableness of the hospital directors  prompted them to cutoff a rival hospital's  water supply, got them into a law suit,  forced the city to an unnecessary expenditure- of $250 for a temporary main up  Vernon street, and placed, them in a position where their own water supply may  be cut off. The question for the magistrate to decide is very largely the question of ownership of the city waterworks.  THE   OPPOSITION   PLATFORM.  RUMORED   CABINET   CHANGES.  July, 1800   August. 1S0C   September, tSOO..  October. I8!)fi   November, 1800..  December, 1890 ..  January, 1.07   Feb run ry, 1807 ...  .March, 1897   April. 1S07   .May, 1807    .  June, IS07   ..S 30,077  . 78.710  . 52,18!)  . 101,!.17  . 77,581  .. 00,995  . '.18,1132  . 85,085  . 88,138  .. 52,551  . 38,102  . 13,3!) I  Total...     SS23.3S7  Old Rails for the Crow's Nest Road.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company  has decided to lift the light rails on the  Ontario and Quebec divisions of the road  and use them on the Crow's Nest Pass  road. The 70 pound rails purchased for  the Crow's Nest line will be used on the  eastern divisions.  Dissatisfaction    with   Ministers   Martin    and  Baker Set Up as  the  Cause.       .:  The Victoria Times says editorially in  Tuesday's issue that the impression is  abroad in the capital that premier Turner  will drop ministers Baker and Martin on  account of their weakness and incapacity.  The probabilities are that The Times is  mistaken. There can be no question as  to the weakness of the ministers in quesr  tion, but they are fairly representative of  of the ability of the premier's following.  Baker. and Martin, like their colleague  attorney-general Eberts, are a weight  around premier Turner's neck. The trouble is that premier Turner has no good  men whom' he could put in their places.  The names suggested by The Times, as  the successors to the ministers to be retired, illustrate this well. The Times says:  ''According to rumors that seem to have  a substantial foundation, there are serious  dissensions troubling the.provincial cabinet. Supporters of thegovernment have,  rightly or wrongly, attributed its very;  evident weakness to the unpopularity of  the provincial secretary and the incapacity of the chief commissioner of lands  and works. The impression has gone  abroad that Hon. Mr. Turner has yielded  to the demands of these suoporters and  decided to let the two ministers mentioned go into retirement. To this programme it is further stud, the chief commissioner does not take at all kindly, but  he cannot help himself. Colonel Baker,  on the other hand, is reported as not seriously averse to retirement, being satisfied with the financial condition in which  he has been able to place himself. Mr.  Smith of Lillooet, and Mr. Booth ol North  Victoria, are the gentlemen mentioned as  their successors. At the same time, it is  said, the fifth portfolio, which was provided for some years ago but never used,  will be given to one of the government  supporters yet to be selected. A great  difficulty that lies before the government  is the improbability .of a supporter being  returned to assistthen from any of the  electoral districts. Mr. McGregor of Nanaimo, would have been appointed to the  new inspectorship of metallic mines some  time ago only that the ministers were  afraid .with good cause- that his successor in the seat would be an oppositionist.  Then there is the speakership, which the  ministers have hopes of securing as a  prize for some still faithhd supporter  through Hon. Mr. Higgins' retirement.  What foundation these hopes have, must  be left for time to decide."  It Emphasises the Necessity For Several Reforms in the Government's Policy.  Charles A. Semlin, leader of the opposition in the provincial legislature, has  issued a circular embodying the platform  adopted by the members of the opposition in the legislature, sitting as members  of the executive of the opposition party.  As it is upon this platform that the opposition party purposes lighting the next  provincial election, the platform has a  local interest. The reforms which are  sought have been advocated in thejegis-  lature several times, but the government  has always dodged the issues. If the  members of the opposition can secure  good candidates in the different constituencies the odds will be very much in their  favor, but all the platforms ever written  will not help them if they.ehtrust their  cause to men whose chief desire is- to secure the sessional indemnity. The following is the platform:        ���   .  1. The adjustment of the representation of the province on a general principle  by which an equitable system will be'es-  tablished. Districts thinly settled and  remote from the populous centers reciv-  ing a 'larger proportionate represeuta- ��-  tion-than those districts'" with a greater  population and nearer the large cities,  while in turn those districts will have a.  proportionately larger representation  than the cities of the province.  2. Reorganization of the civil service  with a view to greater efficiency and  economy in administration.  S. Liberal expenditure on necessary  public works under such rigid supervision  as will secure commensurate results.  4. Discouragement of Oriental immigration.  5. The amendment of the Land act so  that coal will be reserved aloug with  other minerals. Timber to be disposed of  by open competition and in such quantities as the trade demands. .Agricultural  lands to be reserved for actual settlers.  0. Repeal of the tax commonly known  as the mortgage tax.  7. Amendment of the law in regard to  free miners' licenses, so that a man shall  not be compelled to take out a free miner's  license before he can work in a mine for  wages.  S. Provincial aid to railways in the  past having resulted unsatisfactorily,  both as regards economy iu construction ,"  and moderation in fixiug transportation  charges, any future aid t.o railways to be  based on efficient provincial control both  ��� ot the raising and expenditure of tlie cap-  _ital,anfI_of the rates, of .transportation.  SOUTHERN KOOTENAY EXPORTS $4,084,772  Worth  of   Ore  During:   the  First  Current   Year.  Half of the  The heavy shipments of matte from the  Trail smelter was the most notable features of the mineral exports of southern  Kootenay for the week.   The exports of  ore and matte from southern Kootemiy  for the present year amount iu value to  $4,084,772. The following were the exports for the week:  BULLION  AND  MATTE.  Pounds  Value  Trail smelter. _,;��� ; 200,022  Hall Mines smelter. Nelson, matte    39,400  ORE.                     Approximate  Tons.  Value.  Payne mine, Slocan . .-.      250  Slocan Star. Sandon      120  Noble Five mines. Slocan        IS  Ivootenay Ore Company, Kaslo      313  Whitowitter mine, Slocan        15  Washington'  :'        32   :  Black Diamond mine, Ainswortli        10  No; 1 mine. Ainsworth        19  Cliff, Kosslnnd  ......       15  Total for week      012  $155, IS3  Total so farfor July...; :....  3,3!)1  !   SI 17.911  Total for June...;..-.'...-. ..."   3,101  .-'   $IS3,SS5  Total for.May ;   2,905  $397,797  Total for April   3,701  Total for March......'..   5,822  $133.23!  S077.GSI  Total for February ..:.  5,201  $5��2,S53  Total for. January  .  4,513  SU75.500  Total via Revelstoke to J line 30th.  $105,905  Total so far for 1S97 .....v. 20.181  $4,081,772  Haskins Gets Into Trouble.  The Orphan Boy Mining company's difficulties have found their way into the  courts at last. J. W. Haskins, president  aud manager, and H. A. Brown, secretary  and treasurer of the company, were committed to stand their trial for fraud at  Vancouver on Monday. Haskins- bail was  fixed at $4000 and $2000, and Brown's bail  at $500. Haskins was unable to secure  bail Monday evening. The charge, read  was on the information of A. K. Gtirvey.  sworn on the 14th of July, that John \V.  Haskins, president of the Orphan Boy  Cold Mining Company, Limited Liability,  and II. A. Brown, secretary of the said  company, in the month of March last past,  at Vancouver iu the said county,-unlawfully, fraudulently and deceitfully did  conspire and agree together to. defraud  A. li. Garvey and other shareholders in  the said company by collusively obtaining  judgment against the said company and  forcing it sale of the said company's property in execution of the said judgment,  and by divers other subtle means and devices to destroy the value of the shares of  the said company.  Prisoners to Work on the Streets.  The police commissioners on Thursday  considered the recommendation of the  the council that a chain gang be organized from among those serving time as  city prisoners, and that they be employed  upon the public streets. The commissioner's decided to meet the wishes of the  wishes of the council in this respect, mid  one of the constables will be detailed to  take charge of the gang. Chief of police  Wolverton asked the commissioners to  provide four pair of handcuffs, six badges,  four batons, three revolvers, four whistles  and four shackles. The communication  was turned over to the city council to fill.  t> THE   TRIBUNE:    NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY :M,  1897.  ,>   if  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE THIHUNK i- ���.���ii'ilisln.-l <>n Saturday.-,, by 'I III-:  Tkthunk Pctir.isiiiNC Comi-anv, and will lie mailed  to subscriber.-, on payment of Two Dollars a year.  No sub-icrijition la ken tnr loss iliau a year.  REGULAR ADVI.I_n.->!..\ l;'"..sT.-> printed at the following rates: Oik- ��-�������>���. :3d ,i year: two inches,  SCO a vcar; Llu'ee iiiene- SSt a year; four inches,  ��90 a year; five incin:-. ..l'i> a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS 20 cents a line for  first insertion and 10 <-cnts a line for each additional  insertion.    Hirth.  iii:n-i-iai.e. and death notices free.  LOCAL OR READIXti MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at- fan- rater,. All accounts for job  printing and iulw.rtNiii}. payable on l.lus Hi'sL of  every month; Mili-criptiDii. in advance.  ADDRESS all rniiiiiinmiaitioii* to  THE Tl.IHl.NK  Nelson. It. 0.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaBAU, M.D.���Physiciiin and Surgeon.   Rooms _  ���    and 1 Bigelow block, Nelson.  Telephone 12.   Ollice  hours from 1 to 2:30 p. in. and 0:30 to 8 p. in.  JK. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    Ritchie building. Rixslnnd, Ii. C.  Ofliee in  w.  J. H. HOLMES, C. E���Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. O. box S2, Kaslo. B. C.  T C. GWI._I._M. U.A.Se. &. W. S. JOHNSON. H.A.Sc.  ��J ��� ���Mining Kngineer-i and Analytical Ghemist.s,  Slocan City, H. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. 1<\ & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday iu each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  SATURDAY  MORNING IULY 21, 1807  A mti-lAT d^-il ol' lying i-i being indulged  - in in coniiejtion with tht. Le Roi .Mining  company's p'-opo-..'! s-u-l ter at Northport.  The dii-r)cr,Di-s of cht) L-a Roi .in. endeavoring .to make ir.iippr.ur chut, they miv forced  to Northport fig-iiii-tr, their wishf--* by  reason of the greed of F. Aug. JL^in/.e of  the Trail smelter, ;ind tho Turner government's ace ion in giving H��i_r/e a right to  till the water between Trail and the boundary liue. Upon their own showing there  was nothing left for the Le Roi company  to do but locate in North pore. The other  side of the .story is now given out by 10. P.  Gutelius, Heiny.es' representative atTrail,  and it puts an entirely different face upon  the subject. It appears that Heinze has  offered the mining company a rate of 75  cents per tou from the company's ore bins  to any point within a radius of six miles  from Trail, a free smelter site, a half interest in any smelter townsite. and the  free use of any water held by Heinze and  not used by hi.s own smelter atTrail. This  offer effectually disposes of the charge  that Heinze is unreasonable. If in the  face of this offer the Le Roicomj)anygoe.s  to Northport, it will be because those interested in the company have townsite  interests in Northport which they wish  to boom at the expense of the British Columbia towns. Such a company will be a  fitting mark for an export duty.  The Boundary Creek Times is the name  of a paper published at Greenwood City,  and naturally it is interested in the development of the Boundary Creek district.  Jt recognizes that railway facilities are  necessary to the opening up of the new  district, but it does not agree with the  contention that the development of.the  district is inseparably woven into F.'Aug.,  Heinze's railway schemes.   In this it differs   from   the  Victoria   Colonist.     The  local paper has the interests of the district at heart,'while the subsidized sheet  at Victoria has chiefly the interests of the  railway speculator F. Aug. Heinze.   The  local paper very truly says that F. Aug.  Heinze has admitted his inability to build  the railway, and as there is no disposition  on the part of the federal government to  build the railway  and   make Heinze a  present of it, it respectfully submits that  the   organ   of   the   Turner    government  should cease serving Heinze and his political railway partners in Victoria, and give  Boundary Greek a chance to help  itself.  In.a little while the people of British Columbia will come to think it strange that  the only men  who persist in advocating  F. Aug. Heinze's claims for further concessions are those who are closely associated with him iu his railway schemes.  The customs returns for the last fiscal  year will convey to the people of eastern  Canada some idea of the volume of trade  which has been created by the mineral development of southern Kootenay. The  imports through the outport of Revelstoke amount to $()0,:.S2..'_5 for the fiscal  year, which, added to the imports through  the port of Nelson, give a total of $1,(520,-  !.SO.:-55, upon which duties of $11,7-l��.'l(5'and  $.'350,078 were collected, making a total of  $3(54,827.1(5, which the district of West  Kootenay contributed to the federal exchequer for the privilege of being, a  part of the Canadian confederation. The  mineral exports for the district aggregate  $5,(5(5-1,8-1(5, of which amount $82:3,387 was  exported via Revelstoke. It is a conservative statement to make that the mineral exports from West Kootenay for the  current fiscal year will more than double  those of June, I8!)7.  The editor of the Spokesman-Review  has a wonderful head. He regrets that  the,Canadian government has announced  its determination ot seeing that no citizens of the United States are employed in  any capacity whatever upon the Crow's  Nest, Pass railway. He recognizes that  such a policy will retard international  business, and says that it will compel the  United States to become as clannish as  the Dominion of Canada., The regret of  this American editor i.s an idle regret. If  he wished to retain for the United States  the good will of the Dominion of Canada,  ho should have denounced several years  ago the crusade which petty United  States politicians have kept up against  resident Canadians. Any measures which  the Canadian government may now put  into effect against citizens of the United  States, are forced upon it by the action of  the United States officials in the east. If  the United States government excludes  Canadians from securing employment in  the United States, American editors  should not. squeal when t li����� Canadian  government adopts the warn., policy  against citizens of the United States.  That it was necessary to adopt any such  measures is much to be regretted, but it  was the United States government which  made ir. necessary.  LiiiEitAi. politicians are very much concerned at present over the political complexion of the senate.    The Liberal party  carried  everything during the last general election-!, but the senate remains as  Conservative as ever, and displays an inclination to scrutinize the legislation of  the commons.   This is very galling to the  Liberal  leaders and they are threatening  all kinds of movements against the upper  house.    The constitution provides that all  senators shall have a property qualification of $-1000, and the Liberals threaten to  oust all who are shy in the matter of property qualification.    The difficulty to be  overcome  is  that-  (he senate is the sole  .-judge of the qualification of its members,  the commons having no power to examine  into  the financial circumstances  of any  senator.    The house of commons is therefore powerless-to enforce the constitution,  and the senate is not at all likely to.   The  necessity for reform is manifest, but it is  not quite so clear just how the reform is  to be brought about.  Tiik good people of Fort Steele are  worked up over the news that the provincial government will move the government offices from Kort Steele to Cran-  brook. Colonel Baker owns a large slice  of the Cranbrook townsite. He endeavored unsuccessfully to unload the town-  site upon the British public some years  ago, and got into trouble in the legislature for the use of his position and those  of other provincial officials to give the  deal a genteel appearance. Just what excuse the government will ..make for the  removal of the government offices from  Fort Steele to Cranbrook, does not matter very much. It will be impossible for  colonel Baker to make the people of this  province believe that, the change was not  made for the purpose of creating a demand for townlots in Cranbrook. The  spectacle of a government moving govern-  ment'offices around the country to assist  ministers in the sale of townlots, is something which could be seen nowhere outside of British Columbia.  Ti i io remarks of George II. Maxwell upon  the subject of F. Aug. Heinze and his  railway schemes are very refreshing after  the nonsense and twaddle which has appeared in the Victoria Colonist. George  R. Maxwell does not look upon Heinze as  the saviour of British Columbia or of anything else. He very properly sizes him  up as a railway speculator, and denies  that he has any special claims for consideration. He is of the opinion that, Canadian railway builders will be found to  build all the railways required in British  Columbia, and other things being equal,  he proposes that Canadians shall have the  preference. If George R..Max well could  succeed in convincing premier Turner  aud his colleagues that the mining industry of British Columbia would not run  down upon F. Aug. Heinze's return to the  United States, he would perform a great  service for the people of this province.  I.v view of several protests which have  been forwarded to premier Turner against  the erection of a provincial jail in the  residential portion of the town, it is reported that premier Turner has decided  to delay work upon the jail until the objections of the citizens are enquired into.  By pursuing its original programme the  government stood to'please the acting assistant commissioner of hinds and works  and displease nine out of ten residents of  Nelson. Such would obviously be very  bad policy for the government to pursue  when there avWuothing at stake.  It is announced that Hon. IX W. Higgins has made up his mind to resign the  speakership when the legislature meets  again. Speaker Higgins no doubt realizes  now that lie made the mistake of his life  in trying to curry favor with the opposition party while lie continued to feed  upon the government loaves and fishes.  Thr awarding of thirty-five miles of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway to Foley  Brothers has caused some surprise among  those who thought that the federal government's talk about shutting out aliens  meant anything. The Laurier government put itself om record as in favor of  employing none but Canadian contractors  and Canadian laborers, after which a  couple of expatriated Canadians secure a  contract for 35 milesof grading in the first  rattle out of the box. The Laurier interpretation of Canada for Canadians is  most interesting. It admits of the giving  of contracts to foreigners, and the importing foreign laborers to compete with  native born Canadian laborers upon the  railway grade.  Tiik great coal miner's strike which, is  on throughout the eastern and .southern  states, furnishes additional evidence of  the necessity for the regulation of railway  companies by the government. About  100,000 miners have quit work because  they cannot get a living wage for their  labor. The leading journals in the east  all admitthat the contention of the miners  is substantially correct. The explanation  offered is that the bituminous mines affected by the strike are all owned by the  railway companies, and that owing to  cut-throat competition, coal is sold below  the actual cost of mining and transportation. The railway companies, in short,  not only give away their own coal, but  the wages of their miners as well.  SlN(-'K the incorporation of the City of  Grand Forks, the pay-streak on the Grand  Forks Miner has widened out most satisfactorily to the management. The Miner  printed six by-laws passed bv the council,  and rendered a hill of $312 for the same.  When the bill came before the council,  "W. Iv. C. Manly suggested that the council expedite matters by turning the civic  treasury over to the newspaper owners,  as, judging by the newspaper's advertising ratr's, nothing short nf th-it .vonId  satisfy them. <"���  At Monday evenings meeting of the  city council it was decided to request the  police commissioners to make the necessary arrangements for the working nl' all  city prisoners in a chain gang upon the  public streets. The carrying of this resolution into effect will do more to rid the  town of the hobo element than anything  else. It will not take long for the news  to travel that all prisoners iu Nelson are  required to work, after which the hobos  will give it a wide berth.  In order to parade his learning, the  editor of The Ivootenaian mi.Miuotes a  paragraph from The TitntuxK, and then  finds fault with its gramatical construction. In this matter the editor of the  Kooteuaian    writes   himself down a liar  and an ass.   latest railway rumor comes from  Tiik  Montreal to the effect that the Canadian  Pacific Railway company has made F.  Aug. Heinze an offer for the purchase of  the Columbia. & Western -r��i I way from  Robson to Rossland. .  The federal government is considering  the advisability of collecting a royalty  upon all gold produced in the territories  and in the Canadian Yukon district.  Asberoft ^Glellanl  BLAGKSiVilTHBNG AND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all Kinds of repairing  , an,d custom worl\ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. flelson.  500 Men to  drink cool,  sparkling,  refreshing  BEEE  For Two Bits a Quart  Come and Rush the Pitcher  5000 Horsepower for Helsoq, Rossland, aqd Slocan to  be furbished by the  Bonnington  Falls, Kootenay  River,  Nelson  They will use our apparatus.    Write us for prices on motors  Full information cheerfully given  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��Pe-   _��Cfe&5S��i������FRANK DARLING, Agent.  Will start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs under  contract for early delivery.  Always Reliable and as Represented.  For Sale by all Leading Dealers  The Planing Mill  and Factory  Is now running full Lime under the management  of O. R. Doty, 11 competent, <.li-iuif.lasn.au and  mechanic who will furnish speeial drawings free  of charge.    New Designs  In house interiors, ollice and store HM.ures, dado  woi-l;. 111anl.lt>-:. brackets, mouldings, bookcases,  furniune, turnings, carving.(.rill work, and hand  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  art islic m,inner.  One Car Glass  Direct from Kelgium expected this month. Hough  and dressed lumber, liitlis,*etc. always in stock.  ons,  Manufacturers of Brushes  Brooms and Wooodenware  ! HERALDO,  I      MONOGRAM,  ! SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett &-Son Co., Ltd.,       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   .Yard and branch ollice  fool, of Hendryx Stre  NcNon.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  FOOT OF If ALL KT1.I...T. N1CLSON.  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned Work,  and  Office Fittings  arrived and in  stock,  Glass; a  ! List  a  carload of Chance's  English   Rolled  sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  Formerly Stanley tfouse  Under new  ixeneral Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  AGENCIES z  .Groat West Oatmeal Mills. I'ilot JUoiidd. -Manitoba  The It. M. Smith Hi.seuit Factory, Victoria, li. (.'-  The Virden Holler Mills. Virden, Manitoba  Smith & Kiscliel, Cigars. St. .loronic, Quebec  Refurnished-.and  Renovated throu  ghout  verythiqg new and  first-class  Electric lights and  modern  iftjprov  KOOTKNAV AKAlM..t.ARTl.US. NKLSON.B. C.  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Heal Estate and &enepal Commission Agents,  CUSTOM  BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  IMPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  UJ.DER fJEW M/\NACEMEffT  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  BALPOUB  This famous and delightful  summer  resort  has been  taken  over  bv the above  firm and will  be conducted in tlie future in a first-class manner  C00D SHOOTING AND FISHING  LAWN TENNIS GROUPS  G00L PIG-NIG GROVES  PARTIES PROVIDED FOR.  DD.E.A.L.EIIR.S   IUST  Shelf and  Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Granite ware,  Miners' Supplies.  Tinsmithing Full stoek of Estimates Furnished  and Plumbing Bunders'and Miners'supplies on Application  ���IIJ  I'tATKS:   .���.-.' III! ANII-.'.' ;">(l .'Kit DAV.  A new consignment of window shades embracing the latest colors has just been received by  C. F.  C00DWIN,  PROPRIETOR  CIVIL AND MINING  KNGINKE1.S  PKOVINOIAL .'.AND SUIlVKYOItS  MINKItAL CLAIMS SUIi.VI.YI.D  AND IMCI'OI.TKD UPON  KASLO, B. C.  _A__   C_   ZE'W'-A.DRT  A Complete stock- of building lumber of all kinds will  now be kept at Nelson.  Charles Si Barbe, Agent.  NELSON, B.C.  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Kootenu.v  Photograph- in the latest styles  (riniranl ee satisfaction  Mrs. 'Johnson.  Itnriin      Clements & Hillyer Mock, Nels  Mrs. Morley is prepared to  receive pupils for piano, violin  01  For terms  Apply to Thomson Slat.ionery Co., Ltd,, Nelson  organ.  THE TREM0NT  aNrrEjLSonsr  MALONK & TI_KCiU___US. Proprietors.  !  fsoneof the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  I        is tho headquarters for prospectors and minors.  BY   THE   DAY  "WEEK   OR   MONTH  Pleasant Location  Home Cooking  Comfortable Rooms  No Children  Cni-boiiale Street near \\'iirrt.  Terms Reasonable MRS.   T.   TODD  I  Ml  u  Ml  ill  \t.  'if  <J:  4  i  �����f'  ri-^ ^^.FTSSFJS^ih -f&KFtth -jsl" ttl&tK  1 mini 1 ������i��i^^"n  .v.;t  ."V  . A"S: _. ;    '. *��� ��-._.-.���_!   >���- ��� ���.V-  .*�������� "���!��� ���_ ��� ��!���   .1 ���!* 1  *^^.���" v. -��� ��������� ,\ "m 5<���rT"TT; ���   <* my* v    1 jm ������������. fi.i ��� um   ���.!!��� ��� ��_����*^^>  ������'j-a: 1 :  1 "���!���  ���-l">.  *v_;  -.jrr��_cr  _?��.-���...*��-- THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SAT UK DAY, JULY  24, 1.SU7.  '3  all paid  up,     -  Rest,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  sSir DONALD  tfon. GEO. A.  A.  SMITH   DRUMMOND..  K   S. CLOUSTON.   President   Vice-President  .. .General Manager  , _]_sr_KixJsojN" .BiR-^iisroiEa:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        liJtANCHUS  IN       LONDON   (England).   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  ny and sell Sterling Kxch'ango and Cable Transrers  .-GRANT COMMERCIAL AND THAV1CLLKHS' CJtEDITS.  available in any part of.tho world.  DKAKTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS  MADK:   ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  UATTC OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  THE   WEST   INDIAN   MUTINY.'.  It \v,as the .mixture  of cow  wrappings ol'  the  cartridges  "You fellows  down   to   quite  have got your' business  an exact science," the  eighth floor passenger remarked, observing that the elevator had been stopped  with its floor on an exact level with the  floor of the hallway.  "Yres," the elevator man assented,  "a  person gets so used to that sort of thing  fat  in  the  somewhere  about I8;77  that   brought  on   the terrible  Indian   mutiny,   which  nearly  lost England its vast empire in the Orient; the invasion of the Zenana by authorities desirous of stamping out cholera threatens to  bring about a second mutiny.   The forty  years of  instruction,   of civilization and  of general acquirement which the nations  of India have attained since the bagpipes  of the Highlanders sang the.song of iescrie  to   the   besieged  residents   of  Luck now  would make another  rebellion in Lndia a  far more formidable revolt than the first.  . It is the Brahmin  element in  tlie vast  population    which    is    supposed   to   be  specially    disaffected   at    this   moment.  There   tire   hundreds   of   Hindoos,    who  have been carefully educated in England,  preaching sedition among their countrymen ; slowly  but surely fanning the fires  of hatred  against   the  white oppressor.  These men   have  been   regarded  in England as Indian  gentlemen: they were received cordially at the universities, and  in many cases the expense of their studies  assisted out of  the funds of  the  Indian  government.   They were  made  welcome  in   London  society,  and  even, as   in  the  case of two members,   permitted to enter  the English house of commons.  The idea was also instilled into them  that on their return to India they would  find similar facilities for entering the  Indian military and civil services as their  fellow English subjects. They soon discovered, however, that in .India the Englishmen reserve everything, except a few  insignificant posts," for' them'sel'ves, and  the Anglicized Hindoos found that their  English education was of next to no advantage to them.  Discontented with their position, they  soon became firebrands, and- as there is  little, if any, censorship of the native  press, they naturally turn their .energies  toward'obtaining the widest dissemination of their disloyal views. The men  who conquered India for the English and  kept the vast empire for so m.iny years,  cowed in the deepest submission, insisted  that a masterful upper hand could only  be sustained by steadfastly regarding the  native as an inferior being and by allowing him ro'have as little knowledge as  possible of English affairs. To this day  the.old English officer -treats the natives  only with tolerance, and nothing disgusts  him.more than the present custom of giving rhetn minor commissions in the army,  educating them at'English universities,  and conferring on their princes the same  honors and decorations as are giveii to the  princes of European blood royal.  "It stands to reason," said an Indian  officer now in London, who was discussing this matter recently with me, "that  sooner or later my country will throw off  the yoke of the English. "There-'may be  several unsuccessful attempts, simply because we Indians are not a nation, but a  number of nations clustered together.  ��� But we are learning a great deal, thanks  to our contact with Europe, and we are  discovering in particular the possibilities  of. federation. Our princes have enormous  treasure; our . soldiers, the Englishmen  themselves admit, are part of the finest  'material composing the present array of  the British empire. Is it likely that we  shall rest, content with perpetual government at the hands of a race off men who  are opposed to us in color, in religion, and  in every public and domestic observance?  "I, myself," he continued, "know that  I can speak freely to you, and that you  will understand that I realize the fact  that J. am an officer of the queen, and that  I may appear to be talking sedition  against the flag I have sworn to defend.  I)o not mistake me. I a.m contented with  my lot, and lind no difficulty in enjoying  the friendship of Englishmen, but it can't  last. There will be several abortive attempts, no doubt. Insurrections will  break out here aud break out there, and  be promptly subdued, and then suddenly  the fire will leap up in every direction  and it will be India for the Indian. I tell  you, sir, the march of science alone will  enable us to secure what, after all, i.s indelibly written on the heart of every  man in Hindoostan, no matter whether  he worship tlie sun, or kisses the foot of  Buddha, or prostrates himself before the  throne of Allah, arid that is--independence." ______  A   NEAT   PIECE   OP'   WORK.  heat piece'of work was done in that new  shaft the other day," he continued.  "Probably nobody except me would have  paid any attention to it, but it struck me  as a very good illustration of the skill  that can be developed in this profession."  "Yes?"  "Yes: It was this way: The twenty-  second floor door of this here shaft where  the thing occurred, had been left open,  and a stenographer girl gets absent-  minded and steps in. The car, was then  at the twelfth, coming up, and the elevator man sees the stenographer just as  she starts. 'Here, this'll never do,'says  he, and with that he reverses and [starts  his car down.  "The girl passes me at the seventeenth,  and 1 throws everything open to keep  alongside, of her. and watch what happens. At the rate she was going I judged  she'd hit the roof of the car under her  .with an awful bump, but she didn't., The  elevator man kep' his eye on her, and  gauged the speed of his car so's to fall a  le-e-etle bit slower than she did. She'd  almost caught him at the seventh, and  they was going like fun. If it hadn't been  a pretty high building, his calculations  would have been upset, of course. As it  was, though, he had time to jolly her for  a Moor or two. Kept just out of her reach,  you know, so's, to ' keep her guessing.  When he sees he's gei ting close to bottom,  he pulls the lever over' the le-e-east bit,  and she lights ou the roof of that car'just  as easy, sir, as if she was setting down on  an easy chair. He stops with his roof  flush,iwich the second floor, and the stenographer opens the door aud steps out.  She'd never speak to that man again; she  vowed, because he'd joshed her that little  bit on the way down. Funny how touchy  these women are, ain't it?"  Women's Rights in Kansas.  The police department of Kansas City  last week began working women prisoners  at breaking stone, the same as the male  prisoners. The police adopted this rule  upon the recommendation of chief Quarles,  who argued that women prisoners kept in  idleness were not sufficiently punished.  "They do not object to going to jail at all.  in fact they seem to like it," the chief  said. The police1 commissioners have  adopted regulations for the innovation.  The women will wear coarse overalls, the  same as the men. They will have no skirts  to impede their work.  F. C.'OAIUBI,!'., J. p.  . v..  .M.'lli-r. C. K.        M.'C.im. Sin-. ('.  ��� 31. Am.'K.ii-. c. I!.   I'.'I.. S. fi.rll. (  ll.-iti' It.-.-,. Kim. In-li. "I Pilli. H'k-.. cifCilll.  in P.. P..I NKLSON, 11, C.  KHANCIS J, OTtEILLY  A^siic. M. Inst. C. !���:.,  p. I., s.rnr ii. c.  l.nSSI.ANI). II. I*.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  �� CIVIL  �� ENGINEERS  �� PROVINCIAL  �� LAND SURVEYORS  ,ACCOUNTANTS  AND  GENERAL AGENTS  NELSON" AND HOSSLAND.    -    WKST KOOTENA Y,  .BRITISH COLUMBIA  TIE  MAKERS WANTED!  Tie  makers desiring work  can  obtain the  sumo by  communicaling with  \V. M. Iv I KB Y., SLOGAN CITY.  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian Firm..  We have had the pleasure of looking over the N'ew  Empire Typewriter, a Canadian made machine, and lind  it a marvel of simplicity through which the makers claim  durability. The types strike direct, moving only two  inches on a steel bed,giving speed and great manifolding  power. Each type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect alignment. The writing is visible doing away  with the lifting of a heavy carriage; the touch is easy,  the response quick and the type do not appear to lock.  Ruling vertical and horizontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other standard machines.  So confident are the makers of the success of theii machine they will refund the money of any unsatisfied purchaser after a ten days' trial. The Thomson Stationery  Company.of Vancouver and Nelson are to be Congratulated on scouring the general agency for II. C. The machines seem to us to be at the top in merit and bottom in  price.  CORPORATION OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  IT IS IMPORTANT  ��@��  All persons wishing to -visit the Goat  River, Duck Creek, Summit Creek, Fort  Sheppard, Priest Lake, or Fort Steele  Mining Districts should know that by  taking the Steamer Alberta or Ainsworth  for Ockonook, Idaho, and purchasing-  their supplies of the old reliable Ockonook General Store, they will get their  goods at Spokane retail prices and be  from 20 to 50 miles nearer the above  named districts than at any other supply  point  on  the   Kootenai   River.  OCKONOOK CENERAL STORE  anager  Limited  .Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel .Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,   at lowest prices.  The business centre for the rich  mines on   Springer Creek  and  Slocan  Lake.     This is  the  richest districts in  Columbia.  one of  British  s $100 to  500 each  FlftNK FlETCip, Trustee.  W. J. G. DICKSON  RS-A-L   ESTATE  .A-zestd convcaycissioir _A.GKE__.isrT  avnii<ri3STG3- beokee  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKKIi STUEKT, NELSON.  ~      FOR SALE-  Several valuable business sites drT Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G. DICKSON.  that lie doesn't notice it mndi.  of  A  rather  // NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to tho townsite of Nelson, intending purchaser.-! of lots, or persons wishing- information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.   "  F. C. INNKS.  B-sr-n.-A.-^w- nsro. 14.  Whereas it is desirable and necessary to license and  regulate plumbers in the Cily of Nelson, and to  provide for the appointment, of a plumbing inspector,  and to provide for the effective plumbing, soworage  and draining of buildings.  Therefore be it enacted by the municipal council of the  Corporation of the City of Nelson as follows:  1: The municipal council shall, from time to time, as  occasion may require, appoint such inspector or  inspectors of plumbing, hereinafter called plumbing  inspectors, as may 1)0 found necessary: but no person  shall be eligible for such appointment who shall not have  passed a satisfactory examination for proficiency in both  practice and theory of plumbing and drainage before the  board of examiners as hereinafter provided.  i. Such inspector or inspectors shall be under the  supervision of the mayor, and shall be paid such salary  as the municipal council may determine.  3. A board of plumbing examiners is hereby consli-  tutcd, to consist of the city engineer for the time being,  who shall be chairman of the board, one practising  physician, and one practical journeyman plumber, both  of whom shall be appointed by the municipal council;  and the board shall be called together at such times as  the chairman shall find necessary.  I. In case any dispute arises under this by-law, as to  whether uny person or persons employed by any master  plumber is a regularly educated, practical and  experienced plumber, as in this by-law is provided, tho  plumbing inspector may notify the said workman to  appear aud be examined before such board of examiners,  whose decision as to the competency of such man shall  be final and conclusive.  fi. The said board of examiners shall examine and  may grant certificates of competency to any plumber  who may apply for that purpose, and such certificate  shall be recorded in the,.ofliee of. the city clerk, the  person receiving the same paying a fee of one dollar  therefor, and such plumber shall be a registered plumber  of the city.  (i. Upon and immediately after the passage of this  by-law, and in every ensuing year on or before the first  day of July, any person desiring to can-yon business or  trade as a master plumber within the City of Nelson,  shall take out a license, for which he shall pay at the  time of the issuing thereof the sum of twenty-five dollars,  except as hereinbefore provided, and any person may  take out a license under the provisions of this by-law on  behalf of a partnership, firm, or company of which he  may be a member.  7. No person shall receive a license unless he is of tho  full age of twenty-one years, and has a place within the  City of Nelson, and furnishes a bond binding himself to  the amount of ��500.00, with at least two sureties In'the  sum of ��250.00 each, to the satisfaction of the municipal  council, or a bond to the same amount from a guarantee  company, and ���: that he will employ only registered  plumbers who have received and hold a certificate of  competency from the board of examiners to do all such  plumbing work as he may engage to do, and whether he  is a practical plumber himself or not, will not permit or  allow any such work to be done by himself or in connection with the business except by such ' registered  plumbers, and that he will not violate any of the terms  and conditions, rules and regulations contained in this  by-law, or in any other by-law which shall comeinto force  from time to time in the City ot Nelson respecting  plumbing, drainage, sanitary matters and water works  within the said city   S. Every person desiring such license shall file with  the city collector a petition in writing of the same, giving  name of the applicant, and in case of a partnership, the  name of each member thereof, together with the place  of business, aud asking to become a licensed   master  E lumber,and said petition shall be accompanied by the  oud and fee hereinbefore mentioned.  !). Any change of firm or location of the business shall  be promptly reported to the city collector, and the  license-shall' be kept in. a conspicuous place at tho  location of the business.  10.--When any member of a partnership or company  is licensed individually for tho partnership or company,  the license maybe issued in the name of the firm, copartnership or company, the said license setting out the  names of the members of the firm, co-partnership, or  directors of the company, and the date the license was  granted, and no license so granted shall be transferable  except with the permission of the municipal council.  11. All licensed master plumbers shall be held responsible for all acts of their employees in connection  with their business for which such bonded license is  issued.  12. Every such bond and license shall be for the year  current at the time of tho granting thereof, and shall  expire on the 15th day of July next succeeding the date  of issue.  I.'i. Upon satisfactory evidence furnished to the  collector that any master plumber has been twice convicted by the police magistrate, or two justices of the  peace having j mis-diction within the limits of the City of  Nelson, of any violation of the provisions of tins by-law,  or any of the by-laws respecting plumbing, drainage,  sanitary matters or water works, his license shall he,  ipse facto, forfeited and returned to the collector.  II. , Any master plumber whose bonds and license may  become forfeited shall not again be entitled to a license  .until the said declaration of forfeiture shall be revoked  ������.by.'.the municipal council, and if such master plumber is  carrying on his business in co-partnership, or as a  member of a company, the co-partnership or company  shall not carry on the business of plumbing from the  date of such cancellation.  15. Heforc proceeding to construct, re-construct, alter  or change any part of the plumbing, drainage or  ventilation of an hotel, tenement, warehouse, wash  house, or other building, the owner, his agent or the  master plumber constructing Ihe same, shall tile in the  ollice of the city clerk an application for a permit  therefor, and such application shall be accompanied  with a specification or abstract thereof, in a blank form  prescribed and supplied for that purpose by the city  clerk, stating the nature and work to be done, and  giving the size, kinds and weights of all pipes, traps and  fittings, together with a description of all closets and  other lixtures. and a plan with the street and street  number marked thereon, and showing the drainage  system complete. Plans must lie legibly drawn in ink on  a scale of eight feet to an inch.  10. A permit shall he granted or refused within two  days from the time of tiling of the application, and the  permit of the plumbing inspeclor (if grunted) shall ho  valid for six months from the date of issue.  17. If the plumbing inspector shall find that the said  plans and specifications do not conform with the rules  and requirements laid down in respect to plumbing and  drainage in the by-laws of the City of Nelson, he shall  not issue any permit-for such plumbing and drainage,  and it shall lie unlawful to proceed therewith.  IS. After a plan or .specification has once been  approved no alteration or deviation from the same will  be allowed except, with the written consent of the  plumbing inspector.  Ml. Kroiu and after the passing of this by-law every  owner, or agent of an owner, of any building doing or  causing to be done any plumbing in such building shall,  on the same being passed by the plumbing inspector, he  granted a certificate that said plumbing has been done  in accordance with the city by-laws, and on being  requested to do so shall deliver such certificate to any  person proposing to purchascor occupy such building.  ill.    No part of any plumbing or drainage   work shall  upon proof of non-syphonage.  15. For traps in water closets the branch ventilating  pipe shallnot bo less than two inches in diameter, and  not less than three inches for buildings of three stories or  more in height. Whore a bath or basin, or both, arc in  the same room with a water closet, the vents for same  may join the closet vent above the fixture. In no ease  shall more than two water closets communicate with the  same ventilating pipe unless it is over two inches in  diameter. ..'.-.'  ���10. Overflow pipes must discharge into the open air,  where possible, with a (lap on the end to keep out  draught, otherwise they must in every ease be connected  ���with the waste pipe on the inlet side of the trap.  IT. Every safe under a wash basin, bath, urinal, water  closet or other fixtures, shall be drained by a special pipe  unconnected with a sewer, waste or soil pipe, discharging  info the open air. The outlets of such pipes are to he  provided with (lap valves.  IS. No drain pipes from refrigerators shall be directly  connected with any soil pipe, waster or sewer.  ���I!l. Water closetsshall not be placed in an mi ventilated  room or compartment. In every case there shall be an  opening to the outer air. All water closets shall he  supplied with water from special tanks, and the water  from these shall not be used for any other purpose. No  water closetsshall he directly supplied from the water  mains or service pipes. Water closet, cisterns shall befitted with ball taps. etc.. to prevent waste.  50. Where the trap of the closet is above the lloor, the  connection with Ihe soil pipe shall lie made with brass,  rubber or approved door Manges.  51. Overflow or discharge pipes from tanks for  drinking water shall never be connected with any soil,  vent, waste pipe or sewer.  52. No closet or any other convenience which allows  the escape into the house of air or gas which has been  confined iu any part of it. or-from the drain or soil pipe,  or which allows Ihe accumulation of tilth iu or about it.  shall  he filled  up  or  used.  XI. No/purson other than a licensed plumber or pipe  layer, acting under the supervision of the inspector,  shall be permitted to make any connection with a public  sewer.  51. All openings for private sewers must lie so made  as to cause as little inconvenience as possible to the  public; on completion the surface to be left in as good  order as it was before the opening was made, and all  materials, loose earth and rubbish to he .removed within  twenty-four hours ; all such openings to be fenced by day  and lighted by night in such a manner as may be  approved hy the inspector.  55. No house sewer pipe lo have a less fall thai one in  fort v, unless special permission, in writing, is granted  by tlie inspector.  5(1. No private sewer in actual use shall he disturbed  unless under the special direction of the plumbing  inspector.  57. 'All water pipes must be protected from injury or  sell ling.  5.S. The plumbing inspector shall have power lo enter  upon any premises and examine the plumbing, ventilation and drains, and should I be same, in his opinion, be iu  an unsanitary condition, may notify the owner or his  lis In li.-iv'i'lhf siimc pur   in a   sanitary condition, and  be concealed or covered up in any way until it has been  examined and approved by the plumbing inspector, to  whom notice must be sent when the work is sufiiciently  , advanced lo bo inspected, unless in the case of drainage  below the surface of the ground, which the inspector  ha- failed lo inspect within ihefive working hours  ensuing after being notified, th<_n'lho ground maybe  filled in, in case of an emergency affecting the public  safety.  21. All material must bo of good quality and free from  defects, and the work must be executed in a thorough  and workmanlike manner.  22; The arrangement of soil and waste pips must be as  direct as possible.  2a. The soil, waste and ventilating pipes and traps  must, where practicable, be exposed to view for ready  inspection at all times and for convenience in repairing.  When necessarily placed within partitions, or in  recesses of walls, toil, waste and ventilating pipes must,  be covered witb'woodwork so fastened as to be readily  removed. In no case, shall they be so placed as to be  absolutely inacce--siblo, unless under written permission from tlie plumbing inspector.  21. When the ground is made or unsound the house  sewer shall be of medium or extra heavy east iron or  brass pipe, with joints properly caulked with lead.  25. In sound ground, provided it i.s outside of the  building, hard salt, glazed, vitrified pipe maybe used;  each length shall be wetted before being laid and tho  space completely filled with cement mort.ir, made in the  proportion of two of good, clean sharp sand and one of  the best Portland cement, except in wot ground, when a  gascct shall be placed around the spigot and forced  down to the bottom of the socket and finished in mortar  cement, as described above. Each pipe must be cleaned  out with a mop utter being laid. The different lengths  must be laid in perfect line of the bottom and sides. All  connections must be through "Y" junctions.  20. Any soil pipe passing through a building, or  beneath the floor of a cellar or basement, shall be of cast'  iron or brass as in section 21 hereof, and shall extend to  at least five feet outside the building and no wall shall  be built leaning solidly upon Lhe same.  27. Where it is found impracticable to carry the main  ventilating pipe above the surrounding openings or  adjoining buildings within the prescribed distance of  forty feet, as in section '.ii, permission may he granted by  the plumbing inspector to insert a running trap between  the house and the sower in a position to be approved by  the plumbing inspector, such running trap to have a  cleaning cap made gas and air tight, brought up to the  surface of the ground, and taken off the outer or inner  side of such running trap. A fresh air inlet shall be  brought up to the surface of the ground from the inlet or  house side of such running trap, and be provided with a  cast iron grating set in Portland cement, and be kept  free from dirt and deposit. In all cases where such intercepting trap is used, the main ventilating pipe must  open at least ten feet from any opening or window.  2S. No exhaust from steam engines, or blow oil'from  steam boilers, or overflow from water motors, shall be  connected with either private or public sc'ivers.  20. Every vertical soil pipe shall be of cast iron or  brass, and shall extend a sufficient height above window,  roof or coping, or light shaft, to the satisfaction of the  plumbing inspector.'      :,  ;!0. No rain water, down pipe, or chimney flue shall  be used as a ventilator for any sewer, trap, soil or waste  pipe, or as. any soil or waste pipe.  ."II. Each building shall be provided with a main  ventilating pipe of cast iron or wrought iron pipe,  galvanized, of not less diameter than four inches, which  shall be carried at least two feet above the highest  window, opening or light shaft, and to the satisfaction of  the plumbing inspector.  ' .'12. Soil or main, ventilating pipes in an extension  must be carried'.to; and-above the roof of the main  building, when otherwise they would open within forty  feet of any openings ofr the main or adjoining houses,  unless as provided in section 27. ���  $.1. No soil pipe shall be less than four inches in  diameter. A waster pipe receiving the discharge of five  or more sinks shall not be less than three inches in  diameter and shall have two inch branches.  al. When lead pipe is used to connect fixtures with  vertical soil or waste pipes, or to connect (raps with  main ventilators, it shallnot be lighter than :  I inch in diameter,   0  pounds per yard. i  II inch in diameter, 5rj pounds per yard.  1A inch in diameter, G pounds per yard.  i inch in diameter, - S pounds per yard.  1 inch in diameter, 15 pounds per yard.  21 inch in diameter, I3t pounds per yard,  a" inch in diameter, lG.t pounds per yard.  I   inch in diameter, 21  pounds per yard.  Trap vent pipes shall bo of. brass, lead, castor galvanized  wrought iron. All traps and fittings shall be equal in  quality and thickness to the pipes to which they arc  attached.  35. All cast iron pipes must be of the best clean grey  metal, free from sand cracks, honey comb, porus places,  air holes or other defects, and of the grade known as  medium used below..all fixtures, and for ventilating  pipes lhe grade known as "Standard" of the heaviest  quality. In buildings over-three stories in height lhe  three lower stories must befitted with the grade known  as extra heavy.   The following will be accepted :  Standards.... ......:2. in. S   in. I   in.  oin.   Gin.  15elow fixtures (pounds).-!" in. (ii in. !)  in. 17 in'. 20 iu.  Abovelixtures(pounds).!  in. 5  in. 05 in.  Extra heavy (pounds).. .5i in. !1A in. Ill in. 17 in. 20 in.  All  fittings  used in connection   with  such pipes  shall  correspond in weight, and quality.   All  such pipes to be  coated inside and out with tar and asphaltmn.  aG. Before being accepted all plumbing work shall be  tested by water or other test approved by and made in  the presence of the plumbing inspector. All defective  material shall be removed and replaced, and bad workmanship mado good. ;  37. All joints in iron or brass sewer pipe, soil pipe,  waste pipe and ventilators shall be made with a gasket  ofoakuin, and lead hand caulked, and be perfectly gas  tight.   ���:,������.-  3S. All connections of lead with iron or brass pipe  ���shall be made with a brass ferrule of the sanic diameter  of the lead pipe put in hub of the iron pipe and caulked  with load. The ferrule shall be connected with the lead  pipe with a wiped joint. Vent and flush pipes of water  closetsshall be connected with brass couplings or strong  rubber connections under the discretion of the plumbing  inspector.  at). All connections of lead, waste and vent pipes shall  be made with wiped joints. .���'>'  10. All water closets, urinals, sinks, basins, wash trays,  baths and all tubs or sets of tubs, and hydrant waste  pipes shall be separated and effectually trapped, except  when a sink and wash tubs immediately adjoin each  other, in which case the waste pine from the tubs may  be connected with the inlet side of the sink trap. Urinal  platforms, if connected with the sowers, must also be  properly ������ trapped,- vented and automatically flushed  with water from a supply tank.  ��� 41."' Traps shall be placed as near the fixtures as  practicable, and in no case shall a trap be more than two  feet from the fixture. All traps must have a cleaning out  screw on the underside. .  12. All waste pipes from fixtures .other than water  closets shall be provided at the outlet with strong metal  strainers, and all sinks and wash tubs shall bo provided  with approved grease traps.  43.' The waste pipes from no other fixtures shall be  connected with a water closet trap.  41." All traiis shall be protected from syphonage by a  ventilating pipe leading from tlie highest and outer  portion of the trap, cither.separating or'joining'the  main ventilating pipe, above the highest fixture, except  in such particular cases, that in the discretion of the  plumbing inspector the vent pipe may be dispensed with  any person neglecting to do so forthwith, to the .-atis-  faction of the plumbing inspector, shall be liable to the  pcnalticsof this by-law.  '>'.!. 'lhe plumbing inspector is also authorized lo  receive and. place on tile drawings and descriptions of  the plumbing and drainage executed iu the City of  Nelson prior to tne p.msago of this bv-law, and examine  and give, a certificate if in accordance with the provisions of this by-law.  00. Any person guilty of any infraction of any of tho  provisions of this bj-law shall be liable, upon  conviction before the police mngiMrato or any two'  justices of Ihe peace having jurisdiction within the limits  of the City of Nelson, lo be fined in any sum not  exceeding one hundred dollars, inclusive of costs, and iu  ease of the non-payment of the fine and costs lhe same  may be levied by distress and sale of the otl'cnder'sgoods  and chattels, and in ease of the non-payment of the line,  and I here being no distress found outof which the sum  can be levied, Mich ollcnder shall bo liable to be imprisoned for any period not exceeding two mom lis.  (il. This by-law niav be cited for all purposes us the  "Plumbing Uy-luw. No. II, IS.I7."  CORPORATION  OF THE UITY OF NELSON  Certificate  of  the   Registration   of- a  Foreign'  Company.  'Co.mi'a.viks Act," I'akt IV., _\.vn Amending  Acts.  "icooti:nav-tacoma i.: v.. .mi.vinc;  (KOI'.KKIN.)  CO.MPANV.   I.IMITICD,"  NOTICE   FOR   TENDERS.  .Sealed fenders will be received by tho undersigned up  to 12 o'clock noon, on Saturday, .Inly .'list, 1897, for the following uork :  WATKlt    WORKS   SV.HTK.M.  1. Head works at Anderson Creek.  2. Conduit lines from head works at Anderson crock  to reservoir.  .'I.    lieservoir.  I.    Ditching, pipe-laying, and hack filling. '  sKwmuiiii svsti:m.   ���  5.    Ditching, pipe-laying, and back filling.  Tender; may be for separate parts of the work or for  the whole. Plans and spcciflcalions can bo seen at the  ofiiee of the cily clerk. No tender will be considered unless accompanied by a certified check for 25 per cent of  the amount of the tender, as a guarantee if awarded the  contract, the party making the tender will, in good faith,  carry out the contract. The. lowest or anv tender not  necessarily accepted. .101 r.V HOUSTON. Mavor.  Nelson, li. C, ,/uiy flth, 1807.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  NOTICE FOR TENDERS.  Sealed tenders will be received by the undersigned up  to 12 o'clock noon on Tuesday, the 10th day of August,  1S07, for the following material for 'water and sewer  systems:  1. Lap-welded steel pipe, of (he following sizes, II, 12,  10, 8, Gaud I inch.  2. Killings such as crosses, Ts, Ys. bends, reducers,  caiis, plugs, elc.  ,'f.   .Kirc hydrants.  I.   Air valves, stop valves, and vents.   >-._  5.    Lead and Oakum.  G. Vitrified sewer pipe, of the following sizes, 10, 8. G.  and 4-inch.  7.   Crosses, Ts, Ys, etc.  ' S.   Portland cement.  Approximate amounts to be supplied can be obtained  at the office of the city clerk.    Tenders must be  for delivery f. o. b. Nelson, within sixty days from date of contract. The lowest or anv tender not necessarilv accepted.  JOHN HOUSTON, Mavor.  Nelson. U. ('������ July llth, 1SII7.  SALE OF MTNERAL CLAIMS BY TENDER  Sealed tenders marked on the envelope "Tender for  mineral claims,'' will be received by the undersigned un-  till noon on Saturday, the25fh day of July, for the purchase of the interests of the late George Johnson in the  following mineral claims, situate in the Nelson mining  division of the district of West ivootenay:  Item I. "I'od C'ap,"Thornby" and "Keystone" mineral  claim.  Item 2.  11 cm a.  Item I.  11 cm  "l.izx.io C." mineral claim!  "Magpie" mineral claim.  "Vulcu u" mineral claim.  'Amazon" mineral claim.  \ separate price must he put on each item where more  than one is tendered for.  The highest or any lender not necessarilv accepted.  J. F. AIJMHTI.ONG,  Ollicial Administrator, Donald.  Donald, June 23rd. I8'J7.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Sixty days after date 1, the undersigned, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the undermentioned tract of  land:    IlKSOmiTION.  Commencing at a post marked "C.SI.H., NIC." placed at  the head of '.I mile point on the south shore of the outlet  of Kootenay lake, thence III chains south, thence 40  chains west, more or less, to the outlet of Kootenay lake,  thence following the shore lo the point of commencement, 100 acres more or less. .���'...  -.''���'��� CHAKLICS St. JJARIJK.'  Nelson, 21th of lAlay, 1S97. (May 29.]  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.'  Notice is hereby given that I. A. O. Kvans, intend to  apply at the expiration of sixty days from the publication  of this notice, to the commissioner of lands and works to  purchase the following iinsurveycd, unoccupied, aud unreserved crown lauds, situate at or near White Grouse  mountain.'and embracing lands near confluence of north  and west branch of Goat creek, a tributary of Goal.river,  in the Goat river mining division of the district of. West  Ivootenay, Ih-itish Columbia. .���''',''  IJI-.Seitll'TION.  Commencing at initial post', marked "A. O. IC.'s N. K.  corner," thence due north 10 chains, thence due west'SO  chains, thence due south 40 chains, thence due east 80  chains to point of commencement.-containing a20 acres  more or less. A. O. KVANS.  Dated this llth day of May. ISM". [June 1'Jth)  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that I, L. P. Merrinian, intend  to apply at the expiration of sixty days from tho publication of this notice, to the commissioner of lands and  works, to purchase the following unoccupied, unsurvcyed  and unreserved lands, situate at or near White Grouse  mountain, and embracing lands near continence of north  and west branch of Goat orork.'a tributary of Goat river,  in the Goat river mining division of.West Kootenay district. British Columbia. '        '  DICSCKII'TIO.V.  Commencing at initial post marked "L. P. M.'s N. K.  corner," thence due south 10 chains, thence due west 80  chains, thence due north 40 chains, thence due oast -80  chains to point, of commencement, containing 320 acres  more or less. - L. P. M ICKKIMAN.  Dated this llth day of May. ISSI". [June lilth]  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Notice is hereby given that I. G. IT. Owen, intend to  apply al the expiration of sixty days from the publication of this notice, lo the commissioner, of lauds and  works to purchase the following iinsurveycd, unoccupied, and unreserved crown lands, situate on the north  shore of the west arm of Kootenay hike, in the Nelson  mining division,oj the district, of West Kooteniiy. Mritish  Columbia. '  '  DI-.SCJJM'TION.  Commencing at initial po.it marked "G. II. Owen S. K;  corner." thence due west 10 chains, thence due north 10  chains, thence flue cast ID chains, thence due south 10  chains to point of commencement, containing KlU acres  more or less. G. II. OWEN.  Dated this 2Glh day of June. 1SI7. [.June 2(itb|  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  Sealed tenders will be received up to July 2Gth for the  erection' of a three-story and basement frame hotel,  situate on lots 5 and li. block 9, corner of Ward and Vernon streets.. Nelson, H. '.'.  Plans and specifications can be seen at the olllcc of A.  C_ Kwart, architect, room (!. Clement & Hillyer block.  Nelson. H. C, or at the residence of If. D. Hume. 1371  liobson street, Vancouver. H.C. The successful tenderer  will he required to execute a bond with approved sureties iu the. sum of 2.5 pur cent of the amount of the contract, and all tenders to lie addressed to A. O. .-.wart,  architect. Itoom ii. ('li'iiicnl\- Hillyer Block. Nelson. H. C.  A. C. KWAKT. Architect.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Take notice that the partnership between the undersigned, as grocers and general provision merchants at  Nelson. North l-'ork, anil .Saluio. has this day been dissolved hy mutual consent. Mr. Kreeland retiring.  All debts due by and owing to the late partnership will  In- paid bv and to A. (.'. Buchanan.  A. C.  Bl'OHANAN.  K. MA HICK.  WILLIAM KRKKLANI).  Hated at Nelson. Ii. C. July 8th, 1897. [July lOtll]  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will at the  expiration of thirty days, apply to the stipendiary magistrate of Wc.il Kootcnav district, for a license to sell  liquor by retail at. their liotcl. situate on the southeast  corner of Wright and .Sutton streets, nt, Ainsworth.  THOMAS GAIiVKY.  ANTHONY MADDEN.  Dated this -."itb dav of June. ISP7.  Registered the 22nd day of February,- 1897.  T HEUEHY CEHTfKY that. I have this day registered  -���- the " Kootenay-Tacoina L. C. Mining Compunv, Limited," (l-"oreign), under the "Companies Act, Part IV.,"  "HegMration of Foreign Companies.'mid Amending  Ac t.s."  Tilt! head ofliee of the said ('(iinpuuv is situated at the  City of Tacouiii. in the .Slate of Washington, (.,'. .S. A.  The objects for which the company is cstablithed are:  To do and conduct a genera! mining business in the  United St-atos of America, and in the Province of British  Columbia, Canada, with limited liability to the stockholders, as provided for by the laws governing such in  the Province of British Columbia, Canada: in addiliou  thereto, to purchase, hold, lease, sell, mortgage, convev,  bond, and otherwise dispose of anv and ail kinds of  mines-, mineral hinds, aud mineral claims: lo use, equip,  and operate the same, either separately or in con junction  with any other mines or mineral claims, or with nnv  other enterprise authorized bv these articles of incorporation, cither in fh" (ii>j!��_'d-Stales of America or in tho  Province of Mritish Columbia, Canada; lo construct, acquire, hold, lease, convey, and dispose of, maintain and  operate rail wars, motor lines, wagon roads, and tramways, and build furnuccs and reduction works; to reduce,  smelt, and reline, any and all kinds of ore; lo Use, equip,  and operate (he same, either separately or in conjunction  with any other railways, motor lines, wagon roads, tramways, furnaces, and reduction works in the United .Suites  of America, or in the Province of British Columbia, Canada: to acquire and operate water rights, ditches, Humes.  of British Columbia. Canada; to purchase.acquire, hold. ,  erect, and operate electric light.and power plants for the  purpose of mining and treating ores, and for the purpose  of furnishing light and creating power for all purposes  connected with such mining business in the United States  of America and Province of British Columbia, Canada;  to use, equip, and operate the said niilwuvs, motor lines,  and other ^appliances with steanv electrical, or'other  motive powcr.'Io survey and plat into town lots and '  blocks any or all real estate that, this Corporation mav  acquire; to sell, lease, and mortgage real and personal  property, or otherwise dispose of, incumber, all and singular the same, in connection with said mining business,  in the United States of America and the, Province of  British Colilmbia, Canada: to do and conduct a general  mercantile business, and such other transactions as the  business of the Corporation may require.  The capital stock' of the said Company i.s $1.00(1,(10(1, divided into 1.000,000,shares, of Ihe par value of ��1 each.  Given undertiiy hand and seal of ollice, at Victoria.  Province of British Columbia, this 22nd dav of February,  1807. S. Y. WOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Notice   of  Application . for   Certificate   of  1 Improvements.  OKIKXTAT.   MINKItAI.    CLAIM,    SITUATK    IN   THIS   NELSON  .MININfl DIVISION OK  WKST  KOOTKNAV  PISTItlCT,   ANO  LOCATKB   ON THE   LUI-'T   HANK   OK   KOOTKNAV  1CIVKK,  ���    OI'I'O.SITK TIIK .MOUTH OK SLOCAN  ItlVKH.  Take notice that I, N. K. Townsend, agent for Robert  J. Bealey, free minor's certificate No. 73,530, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37, must be  taken before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. N. F. TOWNSEND.  Dated, this 21th day of Juno. ISSI". [June 2iJth]  Notice      of  Application     for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  "Till-: Kill M1NKUAI. CLAIM, SITl.'ATK IN THE NKI.SON  MINING DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV IlLSjTUICT. AND  I.OCATKIJ AIICH'T KICHT MII.KS fl> KAST SH'K Of  KOICANKK OUKKK.  -Take notice that I. Charles A. Stoess. of Kaslo. B.C..  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Nelson, B. C, free  miner's certificate No. 82,210. intend sixty days from the  dale hereof, (o apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant, of the above claim. And further take  notice thai action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certilicaie of improvements'.  ClIARLKS A. STOKSS.  Dated this llth day of .June, 1607. [July 3rd]  Notice    of  Application     for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  COMA'ITK   KHACTION    .MINKKAI.   Ol.AIM. SITfATK   IN   TIIK  NKLKON    .MIN1.VC    DIVISION   OK   WEST   KOOTKNAV   DIS-  TIUCT, AND   LOCATED   AT   IIHAPWATKKS OK   KOKAXI.i:  CltKKK.  AND  UOI.-.VDKI)  ON   NOIITII   IIV ASPEN  AND   ON  SOl/TII   IIV   "TDK   Kill"  .MINKKAI.  CLAIMS.  Take  notice  that  1, Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo. B.C..  acting as agent for C. Sberbarf of  Nelson,   B. C. free  miner's certiticate Ny. 82.210. intend sixty days from the  date   hereof,   to  apply    lo   the   milling   recorder    for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.   And further lake  notice that action, under section 37..must be commenced  before the issuance of such certiticate of improvements.  CHARLICS A. STOKSS.  Dated this llth day of .June, 1��)7. |.July3rd|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  I.A PLATA KUACTION .MINEHAL CLAIM. S1TUATK IN THE  NKLSON MINING DIVISION' OK WKST KOOTKNAV DLS-  THICT. AND LOCATED ON KOKANEK CUKEK. AND IS  ISOl.-NDEI) ON NORTH IIV KLOUENCK AND ON SOUTH IIV  .MOLI.V GIIiSON MINERAL CLAIMS.  Take notico that 1. Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo. B. C.  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Xelson. 13. C., free  miner's certificate No. 82,210, intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a.  crown grantor the above claim. And further take notice  that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such certiticate of improvements.  CHARLES A. STOKSS.  Dated, this llth day of June, 1897. [July 3rd]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TIIK KLOUENCK .MINKKAI, CLAIM. SITUATE IN THE NELSON -MINING DIVISION OK'WKST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT,  AND LOCATKI) ON THE EAST SLOPE AND AHOUT ONE  AND A IIAI.K MILKS SOUTH KKO.M HEAD OK KOICANKK  (.-REEK.  Take notico that I. Charles A. Stoess. acting as agent  for R. W. Willcy of Nelson. lit. C free miner's certificate  No. 07 SS7, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such  certiticate of improvements.  CHAltLKS A. STOKSS.  Dated, this llth day of June. IS07.       - [July 3rd)  Notice    of  Application     for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  FLORENCE  KUACTION   MINERAL  CLAIM.  SITCATK  IN  THE  NELSON   MININU   DIVISION   OK   WEST    KOOTKNAV   DISTRICT,   AND   LOCATED   ON   KOICANKK    CltKKK,   AND    IS  HOUNDED   ON   NORTH    HV    ACHILLES     TWO   HUNDRED  AND ON SOUTH  IIV   KLOUENCK MINERAL CLAIMS.  Take   notice  that  I. Charles  A. Stoess of Kaslo. Ii. C.  acting as agent for C.  Sherbart of Xelson.  B.  C.  free  miner's certiticate No. 82.210. and I'. W. ('.ieorgeof Xelson.  B. C. free miner's certiticate No. iU.(i7/i, intend sixty days -  from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown gram of the above claim.   And further take  notice that action, under section'.'!", must be commenced  before the issuance of such certilicaie of improvements.  CHARLKS A. STOKSS.  Dated this 2(it.h day of June, 1SU7. [July 3rd|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  AUIIILI.KS TWO' IILNDREH MINKKAI. CLAIM, SITUATE IN  TIIK NKLSON MININd DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAV '  DISTRICT. AND LOCATED EK1IIT MILES UP EAST SIDE  OK KOICANKK CltKKK AND JOINS NORTH END OK  KLORK.VCK  MINKKAI,  CLAIM.  Take notice that I. Charles A. Stoess of Kaslo. B. C.  acting as agent for C. Sherbart of Nelson B. C, free  miner's certiflcatc.No. 82.210, intend sixty days from tin-  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certiticate of improvements.  CHARLKS A. STOKSS.  Haled this llth dav of June. IS07. |.luly 3rd|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   ot  Improvements.  (IOI.I1K.N l-.AIil.l-. MINKKAI. CLAIM. SITUATE IN THE NELSON  MININi; DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT. AND  LOCATED  NEAR THE   HEAD OK  SANDS' CRKEK.  Take notice that I. A. S. Farwell. agent for Alfred C.  Fliimcrfelt. free miner's certificate No. SS.UW, intend  sixty days from the date hereof. Io apply to the milling  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for Ihe purpose of obtaining a crown grunt of the above claim. And  further take notice that, action, under section 37. must be  commenced before tin- issuance of such certificate of improvements. A. S.  FARWKLL.  Dated this 2nd dav of Julv. I807. [.Inly K'thl  THE TRIBUTE BUYS OLD PCS  g��llii^^ 'Stf***.^**���  tttm?ZM?&^^ -���  ;*: THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 24,  1897.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP. <?  James McUvan died at the Jvootenay  Lake hospital on Tuesday morning. Jle  was a Crimea veteran.  J. M. O'Brien, editor of the Vancouver  World, .-pent ��e?\ei;;�� 1 days in Nelson this  week. Lie i.s takinpr in all the Kootenay  points and will go back to Vancouver,  with a good idea of the Kootenay's importance.  ��� The kindergarten' and primary school  conducted by Miss Donahue and Mrs.  Anderson is domiciled for the present in  the Methodist church. Tlie morning sessions are, from 10 to ll.tfO o'clock, and the  afternoon sessions from 1..S0 to S o'clock.  W. IX Johnson, of the firm of Gwillim  it-Johnson, of Slot-tin City, was in Nelson  this week on business, lie has great faith  in the mineral finds along Lemon creek,  and looks to see a reduction works located  somewhere on the creek.  1-Cdward Albert (Urease assumed the'  duties of police magistrate on Saturday,  holding his court in the lockup. During  the w��ok he gavi. eight vagrants their  marching orders to gel out of town, their  handicaps ranging from 2 to 21 hours.  The vagrants so dealt with were .John  McTuuis, Matthew Shaw. James Kelley,  Frederick Wait, John Wilson, James  Knight and Alfred Wylie. G.Williams  aud A. Kouseau. a couple of drunks, were  assessed $;"> aud $2 respectively.  Miss M. Kline of Los Angeles, and Seneca  G. Ketchum were married Sunday evening by Rev. G. EI. Morden.  Bogustown is being resurveyed. The  townsite   company   will   spend  $1000 in  fixing the streets up before offering the  property for sale. Inducements will be  given tit all future sales for purchasers to  reside upon the property.  .' Contractors LaPointe and Brown have  secured the contract for putting the brick  veneer upon the Macdonald building at  the corner of Josephine aud Vernon  .streets."  "Tom" McGovern of Ainsworth was in  Nelson this week, having returned from  an extended holiday trip.to California.  Tom is on easy street now, and the condition of the trail cuts no figure with him  when he travels.  The fire limits bylaw went into eftVct  on Thursday. Hereafter no frame buildings will be permitted to be erected upon  blocks numbered ], 2, 5, 0, 9, 10, 11 and 12.  These blocks take in the business portion  of the city. As with but four exceptions,  all the buildings at present erected upon  them are of frame, the danger from fire  is sufficiently great. The fire bylaw has  gone into effect none to soon. It may re-  rjuire amending, but in the main it is  most desirable.  William Ragless, grand organi/.er of the  A. O. fJ. W. for the province, organized  a local lodge iu Nelson lasteveniug. There  were-M applicants to start with and it is  expected that the membership will be increased to 7o before the close of the year.  The A. O. U. W. is an assessment insurance order. Drs. La Bail and Forin are  the medical examiners for Nelson.  John Nole, who has the contract for the  building of the C.,& K. railway company's  extension to the eastern city limits, has  about ^0 men on the work. Grading has  been commenced in two places.  The Klondyke fever has struck Nelson,  and several of the boys are talking of  trying their luck in the new field.  T. J. Lend rum is selling off the real estate and effects of the Kootenay Smelting  and Trading company. This company, it  will be remembered, received a substantial land grant Tor the building of a  smelter at Ilevelstoke. Bad management,  coupled with the circumstance that the  smelter was somewhat premature, resulted in heavy losses and the smelter was  closed down. Lendrunt has succeeded in  disposing of about $14,000 worth of property in the smelter townsite at Revelstoke, and he is now trying to sell what  is left of the smelter plant.  The case of Findlay, Dunham and Bro-  die, of Victoria, against TI. E.' Croasdaile,  of Nelson, notice of which appeared in  The TiUBUXi-; some Weeks, ago, has been  settled by arrangement among the par-  Ill Order to sell what Shirt Waists we have  left in  Stock,  we �����have reduced same to  5  0..OO, si.  WORTH $1.25, $1.75, $2.00  ties.  The lessees of the Pilot Bay smelter  have telegraphed for their metallurgist to  come in. , It is announced that they will  commence purchasing ores at once.  The matron of the Kootenay Lake hospital acknowledges the following donations: The Whitelaw Trading company,  one sack of potatoes; Rev. Mr. Walker,  box of checkers and fans; Mrs. J. R. Robertson, one dozen hand prepared scriptural texts.  W. A. Jowett, of the Nelson Miner, returned to Nelson this w'eek, and has arranged matters satisfactorily in the case  of Race vs Jowett.  Commencing on Monday a daily mail  service will go into effect between Nelson  and Revelstoke.  pany at Woodbury Creek for the treatment of 50 tons of the Black Diamond ore  per day in the company's concentrator.  Maxwell Stevenson, of the Highlander  mine, is putting in the stations for the  tramway to the Highlander. Work has  not been commenced at the mine, which  is rather well developed.  At the Neosha' the Hall exploration  company contemplates fixing up the  hoisting plant and sinking on the ledge.  Charles Olson has three men working  on the Olson claim.  Some samples of ore'from the Glasgow  group, southwest of the Olson, gave assay  returns of 150 ounces.  Nelson's Religious Nuisances.  Chief   of  police   Wolverton    was   not  successful in his  efforts  to' have the city  council pass a  bylaw  to  prevent processions and   street meetings except   upon  permits  from  the  council.    Wolverton's  object was to abate  the  nuisance caused  by   the   Salvation   army's   meetings   on  Baker street.    The members of the council generally admitted that the holding of  the army meetings on Baker street was a  nuisa.nce,   but iu  its   much  as the  army  wasa religious body it did  not consider  it well to interfere  with  them.    AVolver-  ton had endeavored to persuade the.army  oflicers to   hold   their   services   on  some  vacant   lot   instead   of   upon   the   main  street,   but the  army in Nelson like the  army everywhere else, considered that it  had the right to continue the annoyance,  and   has   done   so.     Alderman   Fletcher  moved   that a   bylaw  be drafted  in accordance with the wishes of the chief of  police, but it was lo^t.    Jn  the discussion  upon  the  subject mayor Houston   mentioned  the Methodist church  bell, which  has  annoyed  the people   of   Nelson   for  years.    Though it  was irritating he did  iiot think that it  would  be  right for the  council  to   pass   a bylaw to prevent its  ringing,   and   the   same   objection    held  good with respect to the Salvation army's  street   meetings.    He  thought  that   the  difficulty could be overcome  by instructing the police to see that those who stood  around the army's meetings  got cut into  the  road   with   the army.    The chief of  police was-instructed to see that this was  done and the matter was dropped.  supplies should have been absorbed without any greater reduction in prices. As  to the future there is some difference in  opinion, but unless some change now nn-  forseen should occur, it-does not seem  probable that the price of the metal will  be higher for some time to come; nor, on  the other hand, that there will be any  considerable fall.. The output of silver is  everywhere quite up to last year's  standard, with the prospect of an increase  rather than a decrease."  Miss E. I. Little &  PKIVATK .SCHOOL IX XKI.SOX  The cunr.se of instruction comprises KXUIjISH. jMUSIC,  CAUSTHKNICS. KHIOXCH. mid fi KltMAX  (iicqnired nbroiul)  Tor terms apply to  MISS K. ,AI. LI/IT Mi.  Postofllco. Xelson.  ^_    SI.    HOLDICH  Uoynl School of Mines.  Swansea and W'iKaiu. KiikIuihI.  Assayer and Analytical Chemist  Will very shortly open a  attend to all work that hi.s  entrust to him.  now aswiy ollice  and  old  and  new  friends  will  will  AINSWORTH   NOTES.  The news of the leasing of the I'ilot Bay  smelter and Blue Bell mine to the Omaha  and Grant people.was received with satisfaction in Ainsworth. The then interested  in the lease are known to be good smelter  men and the operation of the I'ilot Bay  smelter under their management will, it  is thought result in much benefit to the  Ainsworth camp. It is reported here that  a new lead stack will be added to the Pilot  Bay plant that will have a capacity of  200 tons per day.  T. M. Gibson, who is operating the Black  Diamond, Little Donald and Mamie properties has closed a contract with the Canadian   Pacific Mining   and   Milling   corn-  Three New Licenses Issued.  The board of license commissioners met  again Thursday afternoon, when the application Mallette 6c Peterson for a saloon  license for the Kootenay House was again  taken up. Those who had complained  against the manner in which the house  was run did not lodge any complaint with  the commissioners, and the license was  accordingly granted. Restaurant licenses  were granted to Miss M. Duffy and  Robert Hurry. These licenses provide  for the sale of wine and beer with.meals.  The application of James Smart and S. P.  Calkin for a saloon license for their  premises on lot 4 block 1, was not in accord with the provisions of the statute,  in that the signatures of the wives of the  owners of the property had not been  secured. The commissioners therefore  deferred action for one week.  Burritt's Body Pound Near Sanca.  The boby of William Burritt, the prospector who disappeared from his camp  about twelve miles from Sanca, was  found on Thursday by the searching  party organized by W. Muir of this city.  From the ��� position of the body it was  evident that Burritt had fallen from a  cliff, death being instantaneous. The  deceased was well known in Nelson having worked around town for some time.  For sometime past he was prospecting in  partnership with W. Muir. The latter  was at Sanca when the accident happened. '  The Outlook, for Silver.  The Engineering and Mining Journal in  its last issue says: ''Silver prices seem  to have settled down to a level not far  from 00 cents per ounce fine in New York,  which is, perhaps, quite as high as could  be-expected in view of all the circumstances affecting the. market. The shipments to the east have not been heavy,  because Japan has been taking none of  the metal and the purchasing power of  India, has been limited by short crops,  famine .and other troubles. There has  been for some time an absence of speculative support for the market, and when  the continued large production is considered, it is even remarkable that current  Sealed Tenders Will Be Received for the Construction of  a Provincial Caol by the Undersigned Until  Saturday,  July 31st 1897.  Plans and Specilications may be seen at. the ollice of  the architect. Air. A. K. Ilod^ins, Baker Street. Nelson.  The lowest or any lender not necessarily accepted.  ;  W. J. GOEPEL,  Acting Assistant Commissioner of Lands & Works.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of Mritish  Columbia, Xelson, West ICoolenay,  to-wit:  liy virtue of a warrant of execution issued oul of the  supremo court of British Columbia, at. the .suit of I!. K.  Race, plaintitr, and to mo directed against the Koods and  chattels of W. A. Jowett, defendant, I have seized and  taken in execution all the right, title, and interest of the  above named defendant. W. A. Jowett, in the " Bullion"  and "'President _���'ruction" mineral claims, situated in tlie  Ainsworth mining division, and recorded in the mining  recorder's ollice at ICaslo, 13. (.'., lo recover the .sum of  Slltt.ST), amount of said execution, besides sheriff's poundage, interest, and all other legal incidental expenses, all  of which I shall expose for s.ile. or .suflicieul. thereof to  satisfy said,judgment debt and cists, at the front of tho  courthouse, Nelson, on the 'Jlth day of July, A. I). IS!)",  at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  XoTi-:: Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves  as to interest and title of said defendant.  W. P. HO HI.\ SON, Deputy Sheriil'.  Dated at ICaslo, July 15th.:IS07. [July 17thJ  ' TIMBER INSPECTOR'S OFFICE.  N"OTICE  The sawmill at llobson, II. C, known as the "Itohson  Sawmill Company's Mill," has, in accordance with tlie  provisions of the Land Act. been .seized for non-payment  of Timber Royalty.  If such Royalty, together with costs of .seizure, is nut  paid before the twenty-third day of August, 1897, said  mill and appurtenances, or so much thereof as maybe  necessary, will be sold by auction sale there, at 'i p. in. on  that day, to pay the amount of the Royalty, together  with 'expenses of seizure anil costs of sale.  R. J. .SKIXXI'.R. Timber Inspector.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that 1, Charles Heath, intend to  apply at the expiration of sixty days from the date hereof, to the commissioner of lands aud works for permission to purchase I (JO acres of unreserved, unoccupied and  iinsurveycd crown land, situated near the continence of  Meadow creek and Goat river, in the Gnat river mining  division of West Ivootenay, British Columbia.  CIIAKLICS IIKATII.  Hated this l__lh day of July, 181)7.  i)i-:.sf.-iiii'Tiox.  Commencing at initial post marked "Charles Heath's  X. \V. Corner." thence due south 10 chains, thence due  enst 10 chains, thence due north III chains, thence due  west 10 chains to point of commencement, containing Kill  acres more or less.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  GOOD KNOUOII MINI-.K.W. CLAIM, SITI/ATK IN Till-: NKLSON  MINING- DINISION OK WKST KOOTENAV DISTIIKT. .SITUATE ON TOA!)  MOUNTAIN.  Take notice that 1, Frank Fletcher, acting as agent for  George it. Andrews, free miner's certilicaie No. 08,21)5.  intend sixty days from (he dale hereof, to apply to the  milling recorder for a certilicaie of iiuprovcincnrs, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tho above  claim. Anil further lake notice that act ion. under section .'',7, must be commenced before Ihe issuance of such  certiticate of improvements.        FRANK FLKTCHKR.  Dated this 1,'U.li day of July. 181)7. .July I7th|  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that. Ihe undersigned will apply  to the Hoard of Licensing Commissioners of the Cityo'f  Nelson, at Ibeir next sit ling, for a license losell liipio'rat  retail  at  their saloon, situate on lot I. block 1. Nelson.  J A AT KS SMART,  fi. K CALKIN.  Dated at Nelson, li. C. July Kith, ISI)7.  Application  for Liquor  License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days after date, I intend to apply to the Hoard of I.iceiisinir Coiimii'sioner.s  for the city of Nelson, for a license to sell lupior bv retail  al uiv hotel on lot ;">. block I. in said citv. O. Lf'ND.  Dated July '-'.'ird. 18117. |J��Iy mil]  'THE MEANEST MAN IN KOOTENAY"  This is the compliment we have received fron the C. P. R. Company, because we refused  to allow them to write pur advertisement (!) this, after paying them nearly $10,000  for freight during the past year, is very kind of them. We do not mind employing  this good, accommodating, patriotic corporation as common carriers, but we draw the  line at employing them as our advertising agents. Writing advertisements is the most  sacred of the prerogatives of the head of this firm; he has always done it without assistance; he proposes to continue to do it without being; dictated to by the C. P. R. or any  other railway company, and. if the C. P. R. is wise, it will not attempt to meddle in  other people's business, but will confine its efforts to giving an honest dollars' worth of  service to its customers for a dollar. This is our policy, and the people of Kootenay  know it, and this is why we are working night and day to keep up with bur orders. A  carload of coal (Blacksmith's) and a carload of groceries just in. A carload of sugar to  ~ arrive in a day or two.    Call and see us, or write for quotations-Wholesale and Retail.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  Just received  G>0��  HE latest styles of Ladies' Purses and Card Cases,  and Gents' Pocket Books and Purses. The prices  are  rip-lit and  the o'oods the  best manufactured....  W.   P.  Teetzel  &  Co,  DRUGGISTS  W.��� F.  TEETZEL & CO.  Agents for 13. Lawrence Spectacles and Rye Classes  t.yesight tested free  Direct From the Manufacturer  Made by the celebrated Firm of  John B. Stetson <�� Co., Philadelphia  IN THESE WE HAVE BOTH  _THE NEW SHAPES AND THE  jaVJffssj/ss.  Also Just Received  A Large Consignment of  Direct From  San Francisco.  eh  @ �� �� @  A Magnificent line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, and West of  England Trouserings, suitable for spring* wear.  A special feature of Fancy Worsted Suitings.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  ONEY   MAKERS   AN D   Ti ME  WHEELER & WILSON     NEW WILLIAMS  DOMESTIC    RAYMOND    WHITE   ZENITH  "THAT'S WHATWE ARE, THE  Easy Payments and  Liberal  Discounts  IS THE PRICE ON THE BALANCE OF OUR  TJIsrTZZL.   CLEABED.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  BRANCH MARKETS    .    .    .    ... ."'.'���  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forkn and  Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly Forwarded.  -  <fl  i

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