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 h  Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends and Hundreds' of: Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  ��j.  \  ^A>  ^  V  "<?  Has   a    Mineral   Output    of   Upwards   01    One  /     Million    Dollars    Every    Monlh  In   The   Year  SIXTH   TEAR.-NO. U.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, _\IAY   11, 1898.  TWO   DOLLARS  A YEAR.  LORD   ABERDEEN   RESIGNS.  Ruirioi' that the Government will Bring- Down  a Subsidy Bill.  Ottawa, May ll.���G. (J. Buchanan will  leave Tot' home today. Tlie government  ha*, refused to take any action whatever  upon the subject of load duties, but there  is a likelihood thttt it will make operative  the Smelting Bounty A el. of 180.1.  It  is reported,  despite  rumors  to  the  contrary, (hut a bill will be introduced ut  Ihe   present, session   bouusing i\  railway  from the coast to Teslin lake.  -    Lord Aberdeen has resigned.  W. A. iMacdonttld is here attending the  supreme court of Canada, in a suit against  , the Hull -tline:. for damages.  TIPPING   GOVERNMENT   OFFICIALS.  proposed line will be 100 miles in length.  The route will be up the Columbia i'i ver  from Robson to Dog creek, up Dog creek  to the pass and down McCrea creek to  Christina lake,. down the shore of the  lake and across to Midway.  STRUCK A SNAG IN THS SENATE.  HUNTER'S QUERY.  A Commission  Will be  Appointed  to  Investigate the'Charges.  Premier Turner has promised to have a  commission of supreme court judges enquire into the manner in which  the lands  and    works   department    is   conducted.  That there has been a great deal of complaint against the manner in  which   public business  is conducted by this department everyone in Kootenay  knows very  well.    Whether the finding of any commission   upon   such   an   enquiry    would  amount'to anything is an open question.  It  would  depend   very much   upon   who  were  examined  tis  witnesses  before the  commission, and it not infrequently happens that material witnesses keep out of  tlie way when such com missions tire holding their enquiries.   The action of premier  Turner in deciding to have thecommission  , of enquiry was prompted  by the following article in the Victoria Times :  It  would  be  very interesting to learn  how  much   ti'tith   there  is  in   the grave  accusations thttt are being made regarding the rottenness-of the lands and works  department,  especially  regarding a certain important branch of the same.    It is  alleged  that if those having business in  that department wisli to  have that business expedited they must "see"an official  about it and pay a fee for  which there is  no  provision  in statutes  or regulations.  Several instances, said to be well authenticated, are related, where  sums varying  from ten to fifty dollars, have been paid  over to get the particular business of the  payers hurried forward.    It would also be  interesting   to   find   how   much   ground  . there   is  for  the statement that if one  wishes the slightest information  at that  department  tlie officials  must  be "seen  beforehand.'"   A committee of the house  to investigate the whole workings of the  lands and works department is suggested.  Such a committee might enquire whether,  the government have been issuing crown,  grants   to  land  tor  which they have no  authority, and  with  no attempt to protect the interests of the public.   The same  committee'might'also stumble upon the  record of other strange doings that would  prove  very interesting  reading  for   the  over-burdened taxpayers.  BOUNDARIES   OF   KOOTENAY  RIDINGS.  Senator    Templeman-Takes    up���'. the    Fight  Against the Canadian Pacific.  Senator Tern pieman is fighting the Na-  k it-p 6c .Slocaii railway bill in the senate.  When (he bill winifi up Wednesday evening he dei-Mimc-ed if. as an attempt on the  .part  of   the   Canadian    Pacific   Railway  company to gobble up all the small railway-'.    Both the Nakusp 6c Slocan and the  Kaslo & Slocan railways were  provincial  lines.    The Canadian, Pacific railway had  obtained control of the Nakusp  tV. Slocan  road, but it was built under a provincial  charter and assisted by provincial grants.  Bills such as this should  have  emanated  from the local legislature, but the Canadian Pacific railway company knew, better  than to apply there for such power.    The  effect of this legislation would be to kill  the Ivaslo & Slocan  railway, the only remaining independent line in the province.  More than that it would ruin the chances  of the province having roads built by private enterprises, if it was understood that  the   Canadian   Pacific railway company  could, at its own sweet will, step iu and  parallel tiny line of railway, and. thereby  nun   enterprise.     The   fact   that   every  member  from  British  Columbia,  except  one, in both houses, was  opposed to the  bill ought to carry some weight.    The bill  is still being debated in the senate.  To Shut off Law Makers' Grog.  The sale of liquors in the restaurant attached to the-parliament buildings continues to be a sore spot with the total abstainers in the provincial legislature. Mr.  Kennedy, the Westminster member, a  few days ago moved a resolution condemning the practice as a violation of the law  and unfair to tho licensed liquor sellers.  "     Kennedy's resolution  was supported  Mi  Changes Which were   Made  by  the Creation  of the New Slocan Riding.  In the amendments made to the Turner  government's , redistribution    bill,     by  which  ,the   claims of the   old  riding of  South Kootenay were recognized for additional      representation.      considerable  changes were made in the several ridings.  The Revelstoke riding  now comprises  all  that  portion of the said district of  West Kootenay which lies to the north of  a line commencing at a point where the  westerly boundary of the said district intersects the height of laud -lying to the  south of Inonoaken  creek  aud its  tributaries ; thence along  the said  height of  laud, following down  the  said creek, to  Lower Arrow, lake  to a point opposite  the    height   of   land    south     of    Cari-  - boo   creek ;   thence   along     the   height  of land to the south   of   Cariboo   Creek  and    its     tributaries,      and     following  the   said   creek    to   its'    head;    thence  following the height of  land between the  waters flowing into Slocan hike and those  flowing into  Upper Arrow lake, and the  height   of   laud  between  Poplar   creek,  and  Cascade creek,   to  the  Lardo river,  at a point half way between Trout hike  and Kootenay lake; thence northeasterly  to the  height of land  between  Duncan  river and Trout lake: thence northwesterly  Lo  the headwaters  of  the   Hal I  or  Cameron   creek   to   the   Duncan    river:  thence to the mouth of  h_ast creek to its  ���headwaters, and  thence  due  east to the  eastern boundary of West Kootenay district. ,  The newly created Slocan riding comprises all that portion of the said district  of West Kootenay which is bounded on  the north by the Revelstoke riding; on  the west by Lower Arrow lake and the  Columbia river; on the south by the  Kootenay river and the West arm of  Kootenay lake and a line running from  the mouth of said west arm to the mouth  of Crawford bay, and thence to the eastern boundary of West Kootenay district;  and ou the east side by the said eastern  boundary of West Kootenay district.  The Nelson riding comprises all that  portion of the said district of West Kootenay lying to the south of the Slocan riding of West Kootenay and east of the  Columbia river.  The Rossland riding remains the same  as it was in tlie original bill.  Columbia & Western Extension.  It is announced that the construction of  the railway from Trail to Midway, will be  opened on .June 15th.    It is said that the >  by all those who do not care for a drink  and opposed by those wlio do. The result  was that it was defeated. There is the  same trouble brewing in the imperial  house of commons, but in this instance  more drastic measures have been taken.  Sir Wilfrid Lawson, the champion of the  temperance cause in the house, is determined to test the legality of liquor sales  and has issued a summons trgainsfc the  manager of the refreshment bar, citing  him to appear at Bow street police court  on a charge of selling intoxicating liquor  on unlicensed premises. The theory of  the defence is that the houses of parliament, being a royal palace, are entitled  to exemption, and is rather interesting.  The only course will be, if a conviction is  obtained, for the manager of the restaurant to take out a license.  Does God, Help those   Wlio   Help   Contractors  Like Mackenzie &Hlann? , '  Joseph Hunter, the present member for  the district of Comox, has/for. the-, past  eight years been one of the most consistent supporters of the policy of the Davie-  Turner governments. When, therefore,  such a government , supporter finds it  necessary to take strong ground in opposition to the government'srailway policy,'  it may be taken for granted that there is  something wrong with that policy. In  debating the second reading of the government's $5,01)0,000 railway loan bill,  Mr. Hunter thus expressed himself: .  Jlr. Hunter said  he wtis  brought to believe from what he  had   seen  in the last  mouth that the railway scheme was nothing but an organized  attempt to plunder  (he province of $1,000,000.    He had heard  a good deal about party lines and believed  in them to a certain extent as necessary  machinery, but here was a case where all  should meet on common ground in the interests of the country.    He wa.s sorry to  have to differ with colleagues with whom  he had agreed  for eight years, but tliey  had used a great many argument's to justify tlie road   from  Glenora  to  the coast  and none of  them would do.   They wore  fallacious.   The Hon. Mr. Pooley had reminded the house that "God helps them  who  help themselves," but he  had said  nothing about  God   helping   those  wlio  helped Mackenzie  6c Mann.    If the privilege of bonding was  taken away and the  railway  was  not  to be finished for two  years antl a half there would be no use for  it.    It was  his  firm  conviction, that the  Yukon  business in  two years would not  warrant it.    The argument had been used  that the road to the coast would open up  Cassiar, but if the honorable gentlemen  who argued that  way would  take a look  at the map of the route they would surely  be struck wifclr the nonsense of their argument.   The line was mapped out to skirt  the coast.   He had had some experience  in that country and  he doubted if it was  practicable.  SHOULD   BE   A   CLOSE   VOTE.  Nelson Rifle Company.  Captain A. E. Hodgins has succeeded in  getting a good company together for the  regiment of Kootenay Rifles. Those selected for the company are: Captain, A.  ���E. Hodgins: 1st lieutenant, II. E. Macdon-  uell; 2nd lieutenant, W. A.* Galliher: R.  W. Day, R. A. Winerals, N.F. MacLeod,  E, Parks, W. G. Liilie, J. M. Keefer, J. L  Askew, W. G. McMorris, R. G. McLeod, J.  Dufresne, C. TI. Allan, James Allan; H. A.  Gervau, D. R. Dewar, J. M. Hoag, J. Ai  McDonald, G. W. Steele, S. P., Shaw, W.  B. Shaw, J. S. Weed, W. J. G. Dickson,-H.'  F. Macleod, A. R. Knox, Thomas Brown,  J. E. ���'Amiable, II. Bradley, Charles E.  Beasley, G. S. Beer, and R. McFarlane,  bugler. They are to be sworn in at the  court house this afternoon.  The Kootenaian and the Monopoly.  The Kootenaian of Friday contains a  column of "good reasons" why the Canadian Pacific railway company should not  have a monopoly of the carrying business  iu this province. It is very good reading,  but. the paper which countenances it aud  publishes it supports a government whose  railway policy means nothing but the  perfecting of tlie Canadian Pacific monopoly in British Columbia.  The Cariboo's Regular Dividend.  The   Cariboo   Gold   Mining   6c   Milling  Company,  operating   the   Cariboo   mine  at    Camp    MeKinney,    has    declared   a  dividend of $10,000. This is the eighteenth  s  t  e  paid during 1807 dividends to the amount  of $8-1,000.  aiviaenci ot -piu.uuu. rms is tne eighteenth  dividend paid by the company and swells  the total to $201,005. The first payment  was made in  February, 1805.    The  mine  Premier Turner to Run in Cliilliwhack.  The government supporters iu Chilli-  whack have come to the conclusion that  they can not hope to succeed with any  elector in the riding as their candidate,  and they have asked premier Turner to  accept their nomination. It is said that  the premier will accept. This will uot  prevent his running in Victoria city as  wel 1.   Attacked From Two Quarters.  Between Lady Aberdeen, who wants  the young ladies of Ottawa to behave  kindly to strangers at the swagger dances,  and Robert Lome Richardson, M.P., who  wishes to expose the salaries of all civil  servants to the attacks of creditors, society at Ottawa would seem to be in a fair  way to be regulated.  Dr. Milne Goes Over Also.  The latest report from Victoria is to the  ell'ect that premier Turner has patched up  a deal with Dr. Milne's faction in Victoria,  whereby the Milne wing of the Liberal  party in the capital will support the government of the day. Dr. Milne wa.s formerly a membot' o.: the legislature, sit-tit-P  as one of the members for the capital, and  in opposition to the Davie government in  which premier Turner was finance minister. Milne is interested in the V. V. 6c  E. railway charter which has been so liberally bonused by the Turner-government.  Dr.'Milne will bring no strength to the  government party in Victoria. His unpopularity killed William Templeman's  chances of election in Victoria as a member of the commons in '1890. The story of  Milne's contemplated political right-about  strengthens the rumor that Mclnnes has  some understanding with the Turner government with respect to a place in the  cabinet, as Milne and the Mclnnessfamily  pull together on everything.  Could not Make a Set-off.  The case of Simpson v. Pearson & Smith  brought out an interesting point this  week., The plaintiff is a builder, and contracted to put up an hotel for Pearson  6c Smith, who conduct a brewery and  hotel in Sandon. During the course of  erecting the building: Simpson ran up a  bar bill, and the defendants refused to  pay for the work on their building unless  they were allowed a set-off for $173 being  the amount which they said the plaintiff  owed them for liquors. From the evidence  adduced Simpson in four days ran up a  bar bill of $100, one treat being entered as  costing him $.12.50. The case came before  ���judge ������Forin in a suit to recover the  amount due for the construction of tlie  defendant's building. Judgment was  given for the plaintiff without allowing  .any set-off for the drinks.  That Cheap Money for Farmers.  There is not so much to be feared from  the.. clie'ap money bill wliich the government lias passed this session tis some people may be inclined to think. In the way  in which the bill is framed it will be iin-  possible for thegovernment to get pinched  on any of the loans made under it. Should  default be made upon any of (he debentures guaranteed by the mutual credit associations under the act the hinds upon  which the loans were secured become  directly liable and subject to a special tax  until the whole amount of the indebtedness is paid off.  A Wonderful Railway Policy.  When  the  Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Company was  fighting  the   Ivettle River  railway bill in the house of commons, the  statement was made by the Canadian  Pacific officials that their compony would  build the road into Boundary Creek without asking for any bonus. The railway  policy of the provincial government is to  force the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to take $720,000 for doing what the  company's officials said would be done  without asking for any bonus.  The Waverley's Concentrator Shipped.  The concentrator for the Waverly mine  has been shipped and the company intends to resjime active operations tis soon  as the state of the wagon road permits.  The company will be employing about 150  men as soon as their operations are in full  blast this summer.  Two'���, Government  Supporters  Have   Recorded  Adverse Votes Upon the Railway Bill.  'The manner in which the Turner government's $5,000,000 railway aid bill is  being received in the legislature is the  best possible evidence of-the dangerous  character of such legislation. Mr. Semlin,  the leader of tJie opposition, followed premier Turner in the debate upon the second reading of tlie bill and moved an  amendment that the present bill be withdrawn, and one substituted dealing only  with that section of the road .between  Glenora and Teslin lake, without auy increase per mile, and no land grant, and  the portion from Glenora to the sea to  be left over till'after the elections.  During the debate upon Semlin's amendment, Mr. Hunter, a pronounced government supporter, denounced the bill in  vory strong language. 'With respect to  the Yukon railway provision he declared  that it was an organized attempl to plunder the province of $1,000,000.  Refused to Furnish any Information.  In the legislature last week an attempt  was made to have the Turner government  furnish the legislature' with copies of all  correspondence between  the government  nnd any other parties,-with reference to  the construction of tt railway from Teslin  lake to the coast.   It was tlie wish of the  members that they should have the correspondence,   so that they might intelligently discuss the second  reading of the  bill   which  provided  for the granting of  $1,000,000 in   aid  of such  a railway,    ft  will surprise anyone not acquainted with  the tactics of the Turner government to  learu that the cabinet refused to accede to  this request and negatived the resolution  upon the following division :  Yeas: Sword, Kennedy, Hume, Forster,  Macpherson, Kidd, Vedder, Williams,  Semlin, Cotton. Graham, Kellie, Higgins,  Stoddart���1-1.  Nays: Huff, Smith, Mutter, Helmcken,  Raker, Turner, Martin, Adams, Walkem,  Pooley, Eberts,'Bryden, Rogers, Hunter,  Irving, Braden, McGregor���17.  way, before he received a single answer.  Jt would be interesting to know whether  "my government" at Victoria has fallen  so low as,to be completely ignored'by the  authorities at Ottawa, or whether replies  were received but were of"such a nature  that their publication , was not deemed  advisable.  CITY   COUNCIL   MEETING.  Re-  MANILA   PRIZE   MONEY.  to rear admiral  hi.s victory at  something over  The Situation in Rossland.  Rosslander : Prom Monday night's meeting:, called by the opposition, it is apparent that no straight government candidate will dare enter the field for Rossland  riding. The politicians whose leanings  arcs toward the powers that be will as-  stn,ne tho disguise of independents. The  unanimity of the feeling here agalusc'the.  government is so apparent that the only  hope, and that but a faint one, is that on  personal grounds alone auy other than an  opposition candidate may have a slight  chance of winning. The number of,voters on the list in Rossland riding, which  includes part of Boundary Creek district,  will be 1,800, the largest number in any  , constituency of the province.  A Strong Man in Nanaimo.  llobert E. McKechnie will contest the  city of Nanaimo in the interests of the  opposition. He is looked upon as the  strongest candidate that can be brought  out. In Nanaimo it will be a straight  fight of the Sew Vancouver Goal Company against the Dunsmuirs. The government candidate has not yet been  named, but it i.s considered as likely that,  tho government will require James McGregor to run .again. He was to have  been appointed' inspector .of mines but the  government is no vy afraid to weaken,their  chances in Nanaimo by allowing any new  man to make the race in that city.  Training- Ships for Canadian Boys.  . Sir Louis Davies has .announced that  the Dominion government's fishery cruisers, have beeu armed with gatling guns.  They will serve as a deterrent of lawlessness. Answering further questions,  the minister said it had been decided to  establish a training ship for youths, who  would be given a course in seamanship  and train for service upon the fishery and  revenue cutters of Canada. Sir Louis  outlined his scheme for the establishment  of the naval militia on the seaboard. Jle  said that this having been started, no appointment to the government cruisers will  be made except from those who have  availed themselves of this naval training.  Booming Martin as a Leader.  The Province of Vancouver is eudea-v-  ingto induce .Joseph .Martin to enter provincial politics and lead the opposition  party. Tlie present opposition is too conservative for the Province clique, and  therefore it says that nothing would be  gained by the return of the opposition  party to power under the present leadership, Since the. Bostock henchmen were  prevented from introducing' federal politics into the provincial campaign nothing  has pleased them.  No Help Coming from Ottawa.  At a caucus of the Liberal members,  held on Thursday morning, it was decided  to take no steps towards assisting the  construction of a railway to the Yukon.  This is no doubt the effect, of premier  Turner's heroics in declaring that if the  Dominion government could not see its  way clear to undertake the building of  the road, that the provincial government  would see that it was built.  Admiral' Dewey's, Share   for  the : Few. Hours,  Work Is Over $9000.  The prize money  due  Dewey   on   account   of  Manila, will  amount  to  $0000.    b'nloss  the numerical importance  of the fleet of admiral Monte jo has  been  overestimated  and its losses overstated,  the oflicers and men of the Asiatic squadron will be entitled to share among thera  something like $187,000 bounty money.  Section -10.-5 of the revised statutes of  the United States provides:  "A bounty shall be paid  by the  United  States for eacli person  on board of any  ship or  vessel  of   war   belonging  to an  enemy at the commencement of an engagement   which   is   sunk   or   otherwise de-  troyed in such engagement by any ship or  vessel belonging to the   United States, or  what may be necessary to destroy in consequence of injuries sustained in action,  of $100 if the enemy's vessel was of 'inferior  force, and  $200 if equal  or superior  force,    to    be     divided     amongst     tlje  officers  and  crew   in   the same   manner  as  prize   money;   aud   when   tlie actual  number of men on board any sucli vessel  cannot  be satisfactorily   ascertained,  it  shall bo estimated according to the complement allowed to vessels of its class in  the navy of the United States, and there  shall,be paid as bounty to tlie captain i'or  any vessel captured from an enemy, which  they are instructed to destroy, 6'r  which  i.s immediately destroyed  for the  public  interest, but not in consequence of injuries  received  in action, $50 i'or every  person  who shall be on board at the time of such  capture.'"  According to reports from Manila, the  Spanish fleet destroyed by the American  consisted of 10 or II. cruisers, gunboats  and torpedo boats, with crews amounting  to 1872 men.' At $100 for each man of the  Spanish naval force, the amount to be divided among the American sailors will be  $IS7,200. The vessels of the United States  were, if anything, undermanned. The  numbers will be under rather than over  IK72.  .' Th.e $1-.7.?nn will be distributed to the  lleet under section lO-'.I of the revised statutes relating to prize money. -Admiral  Dewey will get one-twentieth of the wJiole  amount of bounty awarded to his command. That will give him $0300. If he  has a fleet captain, or what passes for one,  the hitter will have.a share of something  like .$1800.    ..:.'.  There will be left to be. distributed to  the vessels of the fleet, according to their  payrolls, about $175,000. This will go to  the ships and in about the following  shares': Olympia, $-15,000; Baltimore, $10,-  000: Boston, $25,000: Raleigh, $22,000: Con-  cord, $20,000: Petrel, $ 12,000: McCul 1 och,  $0000. To the commander of each vessel  will go one-tenth of the amount assigned  to that vessel. ���  to be  Rock  Attempt to Tax Rossland Mining'Stock.  The Le Roi Mining Company has been  assessed in Spokane for $2,000,"US.08.' The  company has filed a protest against $2,-  000,000 of the assessment, which doubtless  represents the company's, mining property at Rossland, or the stock representing the same. Au order has been granted  restraining the sale of the company's office furniture and fixtures pending the  company's appeal.  Alderman Hillyer's   Four Money:'By-laws'  ceive their Second Reading.  The seventeenth regular meeting of tlie  city council was held Monday afternoon.  Aldeiman Hillyer  was granted an  extension of time for the public works committee to report on the petition for a sidewalk on Stanley street. .  Tenders for the opening up of Josephine  street, between Victoria and Silica streets,  wore received as follows: Noll & Thompson, for rock excavation, $1.75 pet cubic  yard, for earth A0cents; Onslow Newiing,  for rock excavation, $1.55, for earth GO  cents; Swan Neilson, for rock excavation,  $2, for earth 05 cents.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by'aldennan Gilker, the tender of Noll  6c Thompson was accepted, conditional  upon the contractors executing a contract  with sureties for the due performance of  the work, aud for the indemnification of  the city by reason of any damage in the  performance of the'work or in respect of  blasted rock.in connection therewith.  It is thought this work will cost about  $800. '  ���     ���    ���     ��� '' -   -    w  Tenders for the��construction of a pipe  sewer on Baker street, between' Hall  and .  Ilendryx streets, were received as follows:  O.'Newiing, $220.   If rock  work is  met  with to be be paid for extra upon the engineer's measurement.  Noll 6c Thompson, $225.  David Lawson, $230.   Rock work  paid for at the rate of $3 per yard.  C. A. Burton and P. J. Jones, $225.  work at the rate of $. per yard.  Josias Thompson, $JI2.  On motion of alderman  Gilker it  was  resolved that the tender of Josias Thompson be accepted for che work.  IL J. McDonald had a communication  before tlie council offering to sprinkle the  city streets for 70 cents au hour.  James McPhee had a communication of-'  fering to supply ti ''Dodge" rock crusher,  f.o.b tit Toronto or London, for $350, antl  and ti steam road roller at the same points  for $000. The communication was referred  to the public works committee.  By-law No. 31, a by-law to amend the  Special Rate By-law No. 25, I80S, was read  a first and second time. It was then considered in committee.-reported and read a  third time. The amending by-law is to  make the meaning of the present by-law-  clear.  Alderman Hillyer, pursuant to notice,  introduced four by-laws, which were read  a first and second time.  TJie first by-law is known as the Waterworks Extension By-law, No. 32, by which  it is proposed to borrow $10,000 for the  purpose of extending tJie waterworks  system.  The second is By-law No. 33, the object  of which is to raise $5000 for the purpose  of, acquiring lands and laying the same  out for the purposes of a cemetery.  The third is By-law No. 31, the object  of which is to raise $10,000 for the purpose  of-.purchasing the plant and franchise of  tlie Nelson Electric Light Company.  The fourth is By-law No. 35. the object  of which is to raise $10,000 for the purpose  of extending the sewerage system.  'Alderman Whalley was givuited  leave  of absence for one month.  The finance committee recommended  the payment of the following accounts:  trcels   A Very Strange Return.  Rretnier Turner has presented a return  to the legislature which shows thttt he directed seven communications to the different members of ithe federal government, upon the subject of tlie Yukon rail-  .  .   Richard McBride to Oppose Sword.  Richard McBride, of New Westminster,  will be the government candidate in the  riding of Dewdney, in opposition to Colin  B. Sword. Richard McBride is the candidate whom Aulay Morrison defeated in  the federal elections in June, 1800... That  he willbe defeated in the approaching  contest with Mr. Sword goes without  saying.  Miners Strike in tlie Le Roi.  The greed of the owners of the Le Roi  mine brought a miners' strike about this  week. TJiey sottgJit to make the miners  work ten hours a day, instead of eight,  I'or $3.50 per day, and iu consequence 30 of  the men quit work. As the mine i.s  changing hands it is likely that the new  owners will have.to settle the.difliculty.  The Government Struck ri Snag.  Tlie government supporters of Laduer  called a meeting ol the electors of that  section last week for the purpose of  securing an endorsement of the Yukon  rail way policy. Instead of endorsing the  bill the thee ting condemned it and. the  government wliich framed it by ti vote of  five to one.  Prorogation Expected on Wednesday.  It is expected thttt the legislature will  be prorogued by Wednesday. The redistribution bill was finally passed on Thursday, and the $5,000,000 loan bill has been  reported from .committee. There will  therefore remain little besides the supplementary estimates to be attended to.  D'Alton McCarthy Dead.  D'Alton McCarthy died in Toronto oil  Wednesday, as the result of injuries received in being thrown from his carriage.  As a lawyer and statesman McCarthy had  I'ew equals in the Dominion.  Neil McKay, work on  Percy Month, <���    Ivonneth MeCraiR   i> ....  -..;..'.   M. IliiKhcs        .,     ...  ..-   David .Mi. k. clearing'park'..  '   ..  S. McKay, work on pound.   .'...  11. Kippun. rod and cliaininaii..... '   Thoma-- Aubrey, Noll _. Thompson contract..  Thomas Kock n >.        ��� ��� ���  A. J-Iolm --...  XV. II. Morrison .        ,. ,, ...  Lawrence Hardware Co., water connection- ..  Lawrence Hardware Co., waterworks repair...  XV. fc". Teetzel. refund of Kelluc* advance    ���  Kli/iaheth Todd. Ivulln^iiiid wile's board   John A. Turner & i'o.. tools......   A. W. 1'itrdy. burial of Albert Sawyer      Thomson Stationery Co.. stationery .....  .  Wilson & I lar.-haw. tcniniiiK' ......    iL Scully, hauling lumber  : ���  It. Wolfciiil-ii, copies of .Municipal Act....  .  .  Ilcbden & Hebden, water connections....'...  .  W. (J. McLean, waterworks force account     .   .  Noll & Tlinnipsi-ti. Water street contract ..  XV. C. McLean, full for waterworks eonlraci  .  .-.   -.'!! 10  7 m  2 50  ft 00  .      7 ..0  11 2ft  .    2\ 00  IS 'Jo  l(i 2ft  ft IX)  -' .VI  *!) 07  i; 7��  .*> oo  :w (..  32 15  15 00  2 2ft  ���iftti ftO  1.50  'A on  _*-' III  57 IS  _0I OS  S'M 01  Acting mayor Teet/.el was authorized  to purchase, necessary water pipe from  the-National-'Tube Works Company as  per tender submitted.  The city engineer was instructed to  prepare a .statement of the cost of opening up to grade Ward street, between  l-akcrand Silica streets, and 'subm.it the  .same to the council.  Acting mayor Teet/.cl wa.s authorized  to purehtise the necessary sewer pipe and  other supplies for the sewer on Baker  street, between Hall and Ilendryx. He  was also .authorized to enter into ti con-,  tract on behalf of the city for the sprinkling of tlie following streets: Baker,  Stanley. 'Victoria. Vernon, Silica, Ward  from Riiker to Vernon, and Josephine  from Victoria to Vernon, and that the  chief of the fire brigade superintend the  watering.     Good Strike on Toad Mountain.  The.-Wilson Brothers last week made a  very promising strike on the Last Chance  claim on Toad mountain, when they uncovered four feet of yellow copper. The  last Chance was acquired by the Wilsons  last summer, and considerable work has  been done on the property. An attempt:  wtis first made to open tbuclaim by means  of tt tunnel, but owing t.o a twist in the  ledge the tunnel did not tap it, and work  upon the tunnel, was discontinued after  running 00 feet. A prospecting shaft was  then started and-at a depth of 20 feet the  four foot showing of ore was encountered.  Ricked specimens from the showing assayed 2") per cent copper, with small  values in gold and silver, but no attempt  has yet been made to ascertain the average value, of the ledge.  fe  ^t"SI_a��r_Vft THE  TRIBUNE:  ���'NRLSON,  B.C., SATURDAY,  MAY U, TS..8.  puel,ish._:ks notice.  Till.  TL-lli-l-XK   i-  [iiiuii-n.-.u   on   .Saturday-,  by Tun  Tk��uux_' I'l'iii.isill*..; Co.Mi'A.vv, ..nd will he mailed  'to sul-seribors on payment of Two lioi.i. \us a year.  Xo subscrijition taken for less ihan a year.  R1.GULA11 ADVI'IItTISNlIKNT-. prinli-d :il (lie following nitc.-: One inch. Sllti a year: two inches,  800 a vear; I hree inehe.- SS! a year: four inches,  SDti a year; five inclic-. .*.'���!... a year; ..i.- inches and  over, at the rate of Sl.50 an inch poi- month. i  TI'.AXSIKNT AUVKkTI-SK-MKN"!'-. 20 cents ;i line tor  first, insertion anu 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.    Birth,  inarriai,"!, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR l_!.A!.I-.<- MA'ITKK XOTICKS 2ft cents a  line,each insertion.  .job PJ.IXTIXG al lair rate.-. All accounts for job  printing and -._v_rli_,ing payable on the first of  every month; sub-.-ription, in advance.  ADD I-I..-S. all communications lo  TliK TIM II UNI-, Nelson. H.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA HAL' & l-'OUIX���l-'hy-iician-and ourKCons  A. I and    rv-- ���  J-*.  In  UOonis  Teltipiioiie 12.  Hih'clow block. Nelson  A IIAISTKON'.;-'-fi.ivc. imi'.'iil    Velcrinary  n-pector.    Treats di-ca'-c.- of nil di.nic.lii- animals.  All .-.lock inspected at Nelson.   Nel.-on, J5. (.'.  DU. .1. W. Qt.'INL.AN, DLNTLST  -Ollice:  -.Ini'ii Hlock,  Haker .Street. Nelson.  WJ. II. IIOLMKS, C. K.-Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    I\ 0. box 82, Ka ,!o, H. C.  A.  IL'llOLI'tlCII-Aunlylical Clietnisl and  Assayer.  Victoria street, Nel.-on.  T C. nWU-LIM, H.A.Sc. & W. S. JOIINSOX. B.A.Sc.  ���J- ���MininK Kiifcineei's nnd Analytical C:henii.-ts,  --locan City. H. C  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NKLSON l-ODGK, XO. 2.1, A. P. & A. AI. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  -[7-NIGin'S OK PYTHIAS-- Nelson l.-xlgo. Xo, ���_���...  ���"��� Ivi-ights of Pythias, nieets in Oaslle hall. Alncdun-  alil block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiLinvc knights are  cordially invited to attend.  John J. ALm.o.vi:. V. C.  Grcoi.Gi- 1'aktkidgi:, "IC. of ft. & S.  mvz  SATURDAY ��� JfOl .XTNG...  'Ojjtibxxxx^   MAV 11.  1-SJS  Tin-: debate upon the Railway Aid Bill,  which premier Turner is  now endeavoring to force through   the  legislature, will  no doubt be  the most important of  tho  present   .session.   The  bill   contains   the  legislation   which   was  hinted  at in   the  speech from the throne, but so unpopular  is the  government's  railway policy with  its own   followers  that it took   the members of ,lhe cabinet eleven weeks to screw  their courage  up to the point of committing their railway bill to the house.    The  object of the   bill is to authorize premier  Turner and   his  colleagues to   pledge the  credit of  the  province  to   the  extent of  $:"-,00(-.UOO, and   the   policy of the government is to distribute this sum of money to  die promoters of several  sections of railway in different portions of the province,  which   when   constructed   wouid   be   operated and virtually owned   by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.    It would  be strange if  such a policy were not  condemned by the independent  members of  the government  party, and it  is   not  to  be wondered at  that ��� tliey hesitate in according their support to a measure which  as a whole is condemned in every constituency in the province.  Ok tiii-: live sections of railway provided  for in this bill, the first is the old   project  of a railway from i'enticton to Boundary  creek.    The  length  of this  road  is  estimated  at   one  hundred   miles,  and   the  government's   policy   i.s   to   aid  its  construction with $100,000 in cash.    This sum  of money  will   be  paid  to Messrs.   Mackenzie and  Mann  for  the building of a  railway into the Boundary creek district,  which   when built  will  not  be as advantageous to the Boundary Creek district as  the  Ivettle   River   railway   would  have  been   which   was'opposed   by  the   Turner   government.    So   far   as   Boundary  Creek    is   concerned,    the   government's  policy   when  carried   out   will   result  in  giving  Boundary Creek district an inferior railway service at  an additional cost  of $'100,-00 to the  people of the  province.  The government has  made an attempt to  justify this blunder upon the plea of patriotism, and the leading merchants of the  cities  of   Victoria  and    Vancouver,   who  have promises of  fat contracts  from the  Canadian  railway promoters, have  done  till    they   could    to    assist    the  Turner  government in   thus deceiving the people  of "the  coast.    This action should   teach  the  people of  the southern mining sections of  the province  that  they have no  common   interests with the merchants of  either   Arictoria    or   Vancouver.     These  'merchants  have one set of principles for  themselves  and   an  entirely different':set  for the people of the rest of the province.  In their eyes  it  is a  crime  for  the  people of lvootenay and   Vale to have  tiny  commercial   dealings   with   the  people of  the l'nited States.    Does any resident of  the interior imagine that they would submit to  any such  application of  patriotic  legislation upon the business of their own  cities?    Does any one look to see the government close   the I)unsmtiir colleries bo-  cause their chief market i.s San Francisco':'  Tm. second'proposition in this railway  policy--is   to  grant  Messrs. Mackenzie   6c  Mann the sum of $.'!20,0(J() for the purpose  of connecting  the above  mentioned   line  of  railway,   into  Boundary  Cteek,   with  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's  system.    Without this second section the  $-100,000 railway from   I'enticton to Boundary would be of little value, so the $A20,-  000 connection with the C. P. II. company's  system at Robson becomes necessary. The  distance from Robson to Boundary is estimated   at .SO   mill.-.-, -o   that   it appears  that the policy of (he government will be  to bonus, to the extent of $1000 per-mile, i  the railway already built from Rob-'on to  Trail. This will virtually amount to a  free gift of a quarter of a million dollars  to the Canadian Pacific railway, since it  has acquired the Trail-B,obsbi_ road, or, it  means that the promoters of the Robson  connection are to receive more than the  $1000 per mile, for such road tis (hey build,  whicli appears upon the face of the bill.  In any event it means that the government is prepared to spend $720,000 to secure railway facilities for Boundary  Creek, after having done its utmost to  prevent the people of Boundary Creek  from securing- railway facilities which  would not have cost-the province one  cent, nor one acre of land, it will be interesting to learn I he defence of the government for the extraordinary policy  which it has pursued iu railway matters  with respect to the Boundary Creek district. Its policy will result in giving  Boundary Creek one railway at a cost of  $720,000, ��� when 'had the. government not  arrested railway development in the district, it wouid have had one railway wilh-  out incurring any charge upon the province, with an excellent prospect for a  competing line upon the same terms.  Tin-; third   proposition   in   the  railway  bill is an insult to the intelligence of the  electors  of   the   province.    Jt is a  mere  political trick, by which  the members of  premier Turner's discredited cabinet seek  to make the   people of the  Fraser  River  valley believe that they are going to receive a competing line  of  railway  with  the Canadian Pacific.   The route for this  railway is covered by the Victoria, Vancouver   &   hlastem   Railway   company's  charter, which was some months ago acquired   by    Messrs.  Mackenzie 6c Mann.  The members of premier Turner's cabinet  ask the people of the province to believe  that Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann, in whose  affairs   the    Canadian    Pacific   Railway  Company takes such a dee]) interest, are  going to build -100 miles of railway from  the coast to Penticton'and Boundary, to  compete with the Canadian Pacific Railway  company. ' There is  not  one  levelheaded business  man  on   the  coast   who  believes that any such line Will be built  in  its  entirety,   but colonel  Baker,  who  never has been guilty of considering probabilities, has announced that the govern-  already   litis  an  agreement  for  the  construction of the  road.    For 230  miles  of  this road   the Turner government offers  aid amounting to $020,000.    While it need  uot for one moment be  considered   that  the whole of this vast sum will be earned  by tiny company under the conditions of  the bill now   before  the "legislature, it is  quite.probable that the Canadian  Pacific  Railway Company,   through   its  friends,  Messrs. Mackenzie 6c Mann, will construct  a branch line through Ohilliwack aud receive $-1000 per  mile  for  the same.    The  building of this Chilliwhack  branch is tin  old project.    The  people of Chilliwhack  were assured four years ago that it would  be   commenced   at once and  carried  on  both ways from Chilliwhack.    It  was offered as a   bribe to  the  voters  of Chilliwhack in, the last election   by Hon. Theodore Davie,.and his less capable successor  is now ready to offer the same people the  same bait.    Tiik  fourth   proposition in  the  bill   is  that $920,000 shall be granted in aid of the  British Pacific railway from  Butte Inlet  to Quesnelle.   The provision in aid of this  railway is as distasteful to  many of the  government   supporters as   it   i.s  to  the  people of the province as a  whole, but it  represents  the  price  which  Robert Patterson Rithet places upon his continued  support of the present government.    During the last  election,  the fear  that the  government would grant this company a  heavy   cash   subsidy, in   addition  to  its  enormous land  grant, caused  the defeat  of Forbes (!. Vernon,  then chief commissioner of lands and  works, and when  G.  B. Martin was called to the cabinet, in the  place of Vernon, he was obliged   to give a  public pledge that he would 'not be a party  ,to granting any cash bonus  whatever to  tho promoters of the British   Pacific railway.    These  circumstances  indicate  the  temper of the people of tlie province upon  question of the  wisdom : of  bouusing  the  Hritish   Pacific  railway, and   it  is quite  within the memory of  the  electors, how  premier Turner in   l-SuO,  when  his  hand  was forced by  the Rithet faction in   the  legislature, denounced the British  Pacific  as a, crazy scheme.   It i.s therefore evident  that tho feasibility or non-feasibility of  the   British    Pacific  railway  scheme depends upon the amount of damage  which  II. P. Rithet can do to the Turner cabinet.  When the cabinet does  not  fear Rithet  his scheme is a crazy one,   but when the  cttbinet has need  of Rithet's influence in  the city of  Victoria, his  railway  scheme  is deserving of cash assistance  to the  extent ot $020,000. Js premier Turner modest  in estimating his services to the province  for four years as  worth $020,000--that is  to the iirovince?   Tiik last proposition in the railway bill  represents the heroics of the Turner cabinet in which is undertaken a work that  the federal parliament considered too  great for the Dominion of Canada to carry  out, in view of the probable returns. Jt  amounts to tt bonus of $1000 per mile for  (00 miles of a narrow guage railway from  Teslin lake to Glenora, or $],000,000 in aid  of,a railway, the chief accomplishment of  which will be the opening up of the public lands of the Dominion, in which the  province of British Columbia, has no interest whatever. The beneficiaries under  this arrangement are the same Messrs.  Mackenzie 6c Mann, and in return for this  $],(500,000 of public money they agree that  the province shall receive four per cent of  the gross earnings of that portion of the  Vukon railway which is aided by the provincial government. The position taken  by the government of premier Turner  upon this iniquitous bill is that the members of the legislature must swallow the  good with the bad.- If they consider that  the Boundary Creek district should have  a railway they cannot vote in favor of  giving Boundary Creek such a railway involving $-100,000 without voting in favor  of granting $1,(500.000 to t.he Yukon railway and $020,000 to the British Pacilic  railway.- There is no attempt to deal  with the several railway projects upon  their merits. Advantage i.s taken of the  needs of one section of the province for  railway facilities to force the legislature  into granting large cash bonuses (o the  promoters of less deserving railway  schemes. In short the bill represents the  last resource of desperate men to fasten  liabilities upon the people of the province,  in the interests of a class of .-.peculators  whom they have consistently favou-d  since they have been in office.  Tiik figures  issued   by   the  finance department of the federal government, with  respect to the business done by the insurance companies during  the  .year, have a  peculiar interest  for those wdto favor the  system of  municipal' iiiMirance.    During  1897   the  gross  amount of fire insurance  policies   carried    in   the   Dominion     .va**  $-170,000,000 and the premiums received by  the  companies upon   the same amounted  to   $f3,89(j,000.     The  accepted   fire   los.es  of    the    companies     during    the    same  period amounted to $---,2-10,000, in addition  to  which   there   were   unsettled    claims  amounting to $1-1(5,000 and  resisted claims  of $7(5,000.    Added   together  the   settled  claims, the  unsettled   claims, and   the resisted    claims    total     $-,;".01,000.   against  $;">,89(5,000  which  the companies received  in  premiums.    These  figures  show   that  the insurance  companies doing  business  in the Dominion collect about -10 per cent  over  and  above  the amount of the  fire  losses,   which   sum   is   absorbed   in   the  cost   of   management,   in   drumming  up  risks and in dividend--.     The  past   year  was   by  no   means   tin   exceptional   year  for   the   insurance   companies,   and   the  question which presents itself is this:    [f  upon the general insurance rates charged  throughout the   Dominion   there is 40 per  cent more collected from the insured than  the fire  losses amounted  to, what is the  excess  over  losses  in places like  Nelson  where exorbitant  rates aie charged?    If  upon the average  rate  charged throughout the Dominion, the companies carrying  the  insurance have  a   margin  of 40  per  cent over fire losses of till kinds, whether  accepted or  resisted, what saving would  result to  the  property owners of Nelson  iu the event of the corporation taking up  the   question    of    municipal   insurance?  This question is one which is deserving of  more  than  passing  notice from the city  council, aud   were  the   matter taken up,  the mere fear that  the corporation contemplated    municipal     insurance   might  cause  the companies  to  reduce what at  present are almost  prohibitive insurance  rates.  ectric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Onlario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power ��0 miles from youp mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits, and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       ^ol^^Zt^^SF1       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  BRANCH MARKETS       Rossland and Trail,.,in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and  Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orr)f.r.<. hv mail earf.fully filled and uromptly forwarded.  pendent government, candidate, for the  reason that he is not prepared to defend  the govei'iiinein's past policy. Alexander  Henderson, ban i<tev n f, law, will nut be  the only candidate who in this way, will  attempt lo win a seat in the next legislature under false pie tenses. It would be  interesting to know whether ihe nomination of Alexander Henderson, barrister,  me_.ii':-" that the .Turner government is  .-eeking to make its peace with the Liberal  party in Ihe province.  ,    IS   FRATERNAL   INSURANCE   SAFE?  OUE   STOCK   0_F  W. W. B. -.J_-.Ix.vi_s, the boy orator from  Nanaimo, who has announced that he will  resign his seat in the commons to contest.  Nanaimo City iu the provincial elections,  has created considerable stir in  political  circles.    The general   opinion is that the  boy orator has made  the announcement  about entering the Turner cabinet as a  feeler,  for the purpose of seeing how it  would   be   received.    Of   course premier  Turner  has  denied  having entered  into  any  arrangement   with   Mclnnes.   This,  however, is quite aside front the question,  since there is a very slight probability of  the electors of Nanaimo accepting the boy  orator.    The   opposition   party    already  hasa winning candidate in the field, and  the government in  its anxiety  to  make  South Nanaimo more sure, has made the  city constituency more  strongly opposition by  the usual gerrymandering trick.  There is therefore little hope for Mclnnes  as a government candidate, especially as  he won his seat last time in a fairly even  three-cornered  fight against two Conservative   candidates.    In   addition  to  this  the people of the province have done well  enough     by   the   Mclnnes    family.   The  father holds the oflice of lieutenant-governor, one son i.s his lather's private secretary, aud to add another sou as one of  his father's ad visors would be stretching  matters    too    far.     imagine   the   result,  if,  after   a close   election,   Mclnnes  the  father should call upon  Mclnnes the son  to form a ministry.  A ('---I.tai.v Alexander Henderson, of  Xew Westminster, has been nominated as  an independent government candidate  for the approaching elections in the royal  city.    He announces himself as  an  inde-  Authoi-ities Say That the  Rates   Charged are  too Low to Meet the Cost.  La*-., week's proceedings  at the meeting  of I lie bank ing and   i-c.niincM--.-e committee  of t he hou-'i. of commons revealed another  que-1 ion nf ituportanee that mu.-t shortly  be dealt, wilh by the government.    There  ciit- at   pieseiit  applications   pending  by  the high court  of  ibe  Ancient Order'qf  Forest er.-and hy the Sons of H-iigland for  Diiminioii iucorporai ion, with   t he object  of doing ti   business of  life insurance and  providing lienelii'*- against sickness.    The  bulk   of  the   iiieinliei-s-  of   the   house  are  urob.-ibly members of some of ihe benelit  societies  that have  developed su rapidly  throughout, the Dominion in recent years,  and   naturally, when   Mr.   Fitzgerald, superintendent,  of   in-uranee,   took   strong  ground against t he  mixing   up of life in-  .-ura uce and sick   ben Hits, oven when the  funds are kept, sepai-aie, and ga.e figtues  lo'show thttt, in his view, the tates of the  great   majority   of   liu*   friendly socie: ies  were not-iiflicieut to   meel  the insurance  risks coveted by the payment-, there was  ti considerable .-tir.    Mr. Fielding and Sir  Lottie   Davies   both   iut inialed   ihat.   par-  iiiD-iit will   be  called   upon   at   next  session   to  deal   with  the whole  subject  of  mutual   benefit   society   insurance,    aud  that meanwhile the the applications for  incorporation should stand over.    The recent disastrous failure of the Massachusetts Benefit society seems to have aroused  the conscience of the house to ti sense of  the importance of the questions.   'Tens of  thousands of men  in   the  Dominion  tire  placing all their hope of leaving any pio-  vision for their family in case of death  upon one or another of the great friendly  societies.    Were the societies lo go down  they   would  cause  more widespread disaster and more hardship than  tlie failme  of the greatest bank   ol   the country.    If,  therefore, Mr.  Fitzgerald  i*- speaking by  the book when he says  thttt the rates of  friendly societies generally tire not nearly  high enough for safety; if this opinion is  the result, not of prejudice in favor of the  old time companies, but of sincere conviction, after careful study, then parliament  can scarcely refuse to act.   The insurance  inspector of Ontario. Mr.  Hunter, litis on  various occasions sounded a note of warning.    The voices of Mr. Fielding, sir Louis  Davies, and Mr. Fitzgerald added  lo his,  must certainly arouse public interest, and  bring about a" full di-cir-sion of the whole  matter.   . ;  AGE   OF   ENGLISH   PREMIERS.  Ls new and  fresh, and added to ever)- week  by arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west and cast.     We buy for Cash in large  quantities, and can give our customers the benefit of g'ood  ���  buying*.     We   make   a   specialty of  Fresh  Fruits and  Vegetables,   and  everything*   in   these "lines   kept  in   season.     We   also  carry   a   la rye   line   of  Which    includes   a   full    line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking- Vessels, Crocks, jug's, flowerpots, milk  and cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,  plain   white  and  fancv decorated.     L_leyant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest importations  and  patterns of  fine  Austrian-made ware   in   comports,  water and flower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock���in fact,  everything in the line of Oueensware, Crocker)'and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Cgll on  # 1 ^     ^^^��  _3___:e_::e--C_ steeet,  nelsokt  Spring is here and the house requires renovating. Your walls would look better if  nicely tinted. Nothing like alabastine.  We keep aii colors.  If your house is in need of paint Sherwin,  Williams and Acme Paints are always  good.    We have a nice assortment.  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save you a lot of work if covered with  a coat of Granite Floor Paint. Good  colors, hard and durable.  ncouver  Cordova Street,  Vancouver*, and  Baker Street, Nelson.  Some of them. Notably Lord John Russell,  Were Long Livers.  The great aud general interest taken by  the public in Mr. Gladstone's health, says  the Loudon Sketch, and in his wonderful  physical and mental powers, which would  be remarkable in one many years his  junior, induces one to recall the age to  which other political celebrities who have  served the queen as prime ministers have  lived. Lord Melbourne, on whom fell the  onerous but delightful task of "coaching"  her ma jest y in her queenly- duties, when  she was a mere girl, failed to reach the  "alloted span," and died when OS). Her  second prime minister, the great sir llobert  Peel, whose succession, to the po*. t was not  acceptable to the queen, though he ere  long won her warm regard, wa.s but (52  when his fatal accident' overtook him.  Lord Palmerston, a premier most popular with the nation, but hardly so with  the queen and prince consort, lived to the  ripe age of 81, while lord John Russell did  uot go over to the majority till he was a  patriarch of 8(5. Lord Aberdeen, whose  want of nerve is said to have landed us in  the Crimean war, was 7(5 at. the time of  his death: and that, too, was the age of  lord JBeaconsfield, a statesman for whom  her majesty's personal regard was probably only equalled by thafc.sh'eentertained  for lord' Melbourne. Lord Derby, "the  I-upert of Debate." attained his three  score years and ten, and the present prime  minister wants but two years of this age.  The "grand old "man" heads the age list  by several years.  To Relieve American Claim Owners.  rJ'he United States senate has passed a bill  which relieves all miners from the necessity of performing assessment work upon  their claims so long as I he owners of the  claims arc fining military duty I'm- the  United States government in its piesent.  war with Spain.  _A-TJCTIOJNj-_H]EJRS  REAL ESTATE AM FINANCIAL AGENTS  West Baker Street, Nelson  CUSTOMS     BEOKEES  We have just received our ladies' SPRING CAPES AND  JACKETS, and as there has been delay in their reaching*  here,   we Avill  sell  them  at a  very small  margin.  A nice lot of.-CHIFFON   and   VEILING   has  arrived   with  this consienment.   The very latest designs in DRESS GOODS  Also some of the new and latest designs and colors in SILK  Suitable for blouses. Prices to suit the times. Call and inspect our stock. ���  A.   FBRLAND wy___fs_. n, Ifc.et  The cheapest place to buy goods is at the store of...  A NO PKAJ-l-I-i. iX  Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Fish, Oysters, Live and Dressed Poultry,  Game, Smoked Meats, Etc.    Baker Street, Nelson.  |_H_B__W!_HHBH_^^ PI-IK TIiiBU_NE:   NELSON,.B. (J.; SATURDAY, MAY   il, 1898.  3  Capital,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  /.OKI)  ST--ATI ICON A  AND   MT.   HOY._._,- President  'Ion, OKO.  A.  DKUMMOND Vice-P-Csidont  ���S/OLOUSTON...  .General Jfanatfor,  HALIFAX  CAPITAL,  SURPLUS,  $1,500,000  $1,175,000  N  NELSOW   _B_E-__v._ST01-X  W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IlllANClIKS  .N "   LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK, '-CHICAGO  and in I.he. principal cities in Canada.  H iv  anil   -ell   -Sterling   Kxcliangc  and  Cable  TriniKfori.  llk,..V|- 'CO.MMICItCIAl. ANI> TU.WISI.I.KKl.' CUKI-l'I'S.  available in any part, of the world.  lUt-th'TR . IRSUI-I)    COI.I.KCTIO.VS!  MAI..*;   KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  KATK OF INTEIiKST (at, prosent,) 3 Per Cent..  THE   PASSING   OF   BILL   DANGLER.  A SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  lias been   established   in   connection   with   the   Nelson  Branch of this Bank.  DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS  received, and current rate of interest allowod (at present 3  per  -Out. per annum).  GEORGE KYDD, Manager. .  IV  hie -B^jntik:  OF  Up iu the Sierras, elo.se to tlie line whore  old Butte merges into I/Iumas, aud uot  many miles from the Hig Summit, i-3 situated tlie mill oi' one ol" the,largest lumber  companies in (Ja.li_'_-rt_ia. Above the mill-  site the waters of a little stream tire  turned into a V-shaped flume, into which  the newly cut lumber i.s dropped to be  di__har#ed at the terminus at Chico. The  Hume is of comparatively recent date.  Twenty years ago, instead of the flume, a  line of great wagons reached from the  upper Sierras into Butte county's metropolis.  About fifteen miles below the mill,  within a hundred yards of the Little Summit, stood a one-and-a.-half-story structure known as "liragg's Place." Mere  i\lr. .Jamo.--J-i'tigg, late 'proprietor of the  ���'White Fawn Bar"' at" Dutch Diggings,  dispensed refreshments to the thirsty in  a pleasing manner, antl his place being  situated at the end of the first day's drive  on the return trip of the wagons, it  .seemed but common courtesy for the  teamsters to spend the evening within his  welcome doors when camping in that  vicinity.  The .June sun was slowly sinking behind Hog-Bade Ridge as Mr. Bragg sat on  his portico carrying on a desultory conversation with ti person who squatted on  the floor near him. This individual was  of aspect hardly prepossessing, lie was  an ludiau���probably a Cherokee, liis. left  eye was sightless, while the other had a  gleam that might or might not have b'e< n  evil, but which was not calculated to inspire confidence. The Indian's garb was  of the coarsest, even for the mountains,  and his general appearance seemed hardly  to.justify the statement'made, of him���  that he earned good wages as a hunter  who supplied the mill hands .with meat.'  A.s the sun sank from sight, Mr. Bragg  rose to his feet. "Them fellers," said he,  jerking his thumb toward two men engaged at cards in the bar-room, "most  likely anticipates killiu' very inuchdeerin  these parts afore another week. They  is here for that purpose, Injun, and with  the gnus they has they shore ought to  succeed." . vc   ���  The Indian'leered.'at the tneu through  the open door, and settled back with a  grunt. The grunt meant that Injun resented the hunting of strangers in this  vicinity as an infraction of his personal  ������ rights.  The jingle of bells came faintly from  down the road. v   -  Mr. Bragg squinted one eye aud stroked  his shaven chin. "Lemtne see Injun, this  be a Wednesday; Bill Dangler and Hi  Sampson and that crowd had ought to be  a-pulliu' in here this time of night from  below." Mr. Bragg evidently knew whereof he spoke. Half an hour later, four  great wagons, each drawn by sixteen  horses and driven by the men Sir. Bragg  had mentioned, came to a halt near his  door. -,-,.'  That night the glasses, clinked merrily  in Bragg's Place. At the company's office  in Chico the teamsters had received their  monthly stipend, and many were the.  jests as they "squared their'counts" with  their host for the liquid 'refreshments he  had furnished them since last pay-day.  Mr. Bragg's two lodgers from the city  suffered themselves to be introduced,  when, with his instinctive politeness, that  gentleman asked their pleasure in a whisper rather more audible than a conversational tone. In a very short space of  time an era. of good-fellowship had been  inaugurated..  Injun quietly slunk into the bar-room  and dropped down in a remote corner.  .Mis modesty was speedily rewarded.' Me  was sei/.ed and hustled up to the bar. Mr.  Bragg and his guests were far too liberal  minded to eutertaiu auy prejudice of race.  Mr. Arthur Robinson, sportsman, addressed Mr. Bill Dangler, mule puncher:  ''Vou work for (he lumber company, I believe?"  "No, we works for Jim Bragg; don't  you see us turniti' iu earnin's to him?"  This burst of wit was followed by aloud  laugh, aud the loud laugh by a longdrink.  Mr. Hi Simpson set his glass upon  the  the bar, and said:    "Jim, I reckon if'you  had a-known  what kind of a cargo Bill  has got in  them bundles  on  his  wagon,  you might uot a-beeu so anxious i'or him  to slap on his brake in front ot your place  tonight."  "Bodies o'dead   men?" queried Bragg.  " Wttss than that."  "What then?"  '��� I) iiinyinite."  Mr. Bragg opened his eyes wide, and  puckered hi.s lips.    "Dy-na-mite?"  "Vep: enough to blow this whole shebang to hell."  "Which ain't the wust part of it," interposed Mr. Bill Dangler. "I has to go slow  down Jack Babbit Bun with that cussed  stuff, and if 1 wants to get to the- mill by  tomorrow noon, has to pull out o'this camp  by I o'clock in the niornin'."  "Why 'no can go faster?" asked the  Indian.  Mr. Bill Dangler turned a, pitying smile  on the Clieroki.-.. " Why, Injun, if I lets  my homes- trot down Jack Rabbit Run  aud shake-! up that load o' hell-fire, it  shure explodes: and Bill Dangler ain't  ready to go ro them l_app.y.huntiif grounds  o' yours, not just yet.", (  li-leven o'clock found the centre of attraction in Bragg's Place, a spirited game  of poker. Mr. Bragg participated as a  spectator only���Mr. Bragg knew his business. iGradually those who were losers  dropped out, and <by midnight the game  had narrowed down to four players���Mr.  Arthur llobinson. Mr. Bill Dangler, Mr.  Hi Simpson, and Injun still occupied seats  at the the table with" honors about even,  though the little pile of money in front of  each was somewhat larger than when the-  game began.  At the table luck presently came to  tho Indian. The stakes were by no means  large, yet Injun gluttonously raked them  in. He was rarely loquacious, but the  occasion seemed to demand some comment. "Injun very much understand  how," he said.  But mutation is a law of' nature, aud  Cherokee luck is not the exception which  proves this rule. Mr. Arthur Robinson  puffed thoughtfully at his cigarette, and  pushed all but a few of his remaining  coins to the centre of the table. A moment later he drew them back again with-  a considerable addition. Just then <the  luck changed. By that strange freak  which animates games of chance the  sportsman now won as steadily as had  the Indian. The Indian scowled aiid  doubled the stake. Mr. Arthur-Robinson  met -him with a smile as he showed him  his error. The sportsman stopped the  game long enough to awaken Mr. Bragg  from his reverie aud treat the house. The  Indian set the pace with a good stake.  But. fortune was coy and ho lost again.  The features of Mr. Bill Dangler relaxed  into a grin, and he muttered: "Injun  very much understand how." The Indian  cast a malignant glance of hatred at his  persecutor, and and another tit the man  who without apparent, effort was winning  every bet he made.  Perhaps it was because the Indian temperament is much ruffled by the use of intoxicating beverages, or perhaps 'it wa.s  because he hoped by a change of tactics  to force fortune; however that may be,  Injun became reckless. His efforts to recoup his-fortune were futile. His single  eye blazed with a dangerous light as he  threw his last stakes on to the table. It  was.no use; Mr. Arthur Robinson, .was  easily-the" wjnner. The Indian sprang to  his feet, upsetting his chair, and made a  sweeping grab at the pile of money.  Quick as was the action, it had been anticipated.  If there was anything that the old-time  teamster loved better than whisky it was  fair play. Like a (lash Mr. Bill Dangler  had whipped a knife out of his belt, and  had planted, its sharp point deep in the  centre of the pine table among the coins,  and it was upon the whetted steel that  the Indian's fingers closed.  The Cherokee staggered back, covering  his wounded hand with the palm of his  other. He' must have been in considerable pain, but he bore it stoically. He  stood a moment gazing at the ugly gash,  then glaring at the teamster, he gave vent  to a fiendish grunt and slunk out of the  door.  Mr. Bill Dangler stepped to where, his  knife was still sticking in the table-top,  and lifted it just as a drop of crimson fell  from its edge to the table. He wiped the  blade upon his knee and returned it to  the sheath. "I had thought 'fore now,"  he remarked, coolly, " that if this here  Injun feller didn't quit fooliu' with things  so permiscuous like, he would shore hurt  hisself."  The late proprietor of the White Fawn  Bar'at'Dutch Diggings delivered himself  thus: "Conceruin' this Injun deal I has  this to say : Since this gent had won the  money in a fair and honest gamble, Injun  had no right to set tip a claim for it. But  since he did, and since he hurt hisself  asserting that claim, he blames Bill here,  and shore lays to make him trouble."  " I guess I ain't none afraid, but I.-don't  look for Injun to cross my trail," answered  Mr. Bill Dangler.  "Indians is the kind, of people that  stabs in the back: Injun will drop into  your trail all right, but most likely where  you can't.see him."  "Nope, not tit all, I guess."  Mr. Bragg slid .'his hands into his trousers pockets, aud a far-away look came  into his eyes. "J allows as how every  man has a right to his own opinion, but I  holds as how the best of us miscalkilates  sometimes."  The time-piece which hung high up on  the wall, above the range of stray pistol  balls, struck two o'clock, and presently  darkness reigned in Bragg's Place.  An hour aud a half later, Mr. Bill Dangler, uttering many reproaches for a fate  that demanded such early rising, began  throwing the harness on the animals of  his team. When lie turned the rays of  his lantern upon the two large bundles of  woollen stuff strapped in their places on  his wagon, lie bethought him of what was  contained in the little case in the centre  of each of those bundles, aud kept the  flame at a thoroughly respectlul distance.  The lantern was extinguished, the teamster  climbed   to  his  tall   seat, the great  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.1  .IN   THE'  LAND'Of   THE   DON;  A Little British Colony that Directs a  Mii_in_:  Industry in Spain. ���  At Rio Tin to,  in   Spain,   is  a   pleasant  ii tele British colony directing the mining  ice is famous.  iij  Thomas Forster Shut Out in Delta '  The report comes from Vancouver that  the members of the opposition in Delta  riding have nominated John Oliver as  their candidate over Thomas Forster, their  present representative. This would indicate that the candidate Oliver worked  the convention in the absence of Forster.  who is ably fighting the government iu  the legislature. Mad Forster cared more  for his personal interests than the interests of the opposition party and of tho  province, he would have been on hand  and secured the nomination for himself,  but as it was otherwise, the man on the  ground got away with the convention.  Thomas Forster is one of the ablest men in  the legislature, and it does not follow by  any means that he is out of local politics.  The government candidate in opposition  to Oliver will be II. B. Benson, and the  attempt will be made to'bribe the electorate^ with necessary public works tor  which the government has made ample  provision.  brakes were thrown off, and, aidetl by  forcible words, of encouragement, the  team got under way. The horses plodded  uphill for a quarter of a mile. Suddenly,  the grinding of rock beneath the wheels  informed the teamster that he had  reached the Little Summit. Stretching  away in front of him for nearly three  miles, lay Jack Rabbit Run, a narrow,  shelf-like grade descending sharply into  the canyon below. Air.' Bill Dangler  stopped and critically examined his  brakes. It was customary to let teams go  at a swinging gait down Jack Rabbit  Run, but for good and .sufficient reasons  custom was not to be conformed with this  time. This grade was so harrow tha-t  successive wagon wheels had followed in  the same track until deep ruts had been  cut in the rocky ground. These, holding  the wagon iu place, greatly alleviated the  danger of travel. '  Mr. Bill Dangler knew that just ahead  of him lay a narrow little bridge, or  rather culvert. Up on the mountain  somewhere was a spring, aud a tiny  stream of water trickled down the face of  the bluff and ran across the road, thence  falling sheer 'more than a hundred feet  on to the rocks. The'water had worn a  narrow rift, several feet in depth, across  the road.  This was spanned by three broad, heavy  boards''resting ou stout crosspieces. As  his leaders reached this culvert Mr. Bill  Dangler felt, rather than saw, his horses  swerve iu toward the wall. A moment  later the outer front wheel pluuged down  and the great- wagon turned outward and  over.  Mr. Bill Dangler did not swear. That is  to say, the presumption is that he did not  swear. For that matter, this chronicle  litis been wholly presumptive since Mr.  Bill Dangler and the dynamite left  Bragg's Place. But circumstantial evidence is conclusive concerning the salient  points.  The denizens of Bragg's Place and vicinity were aroused from slumber by a distant report as of an explosion. Some fancied it was accompanied by a faint trembling of the ground, but the fancy may  have-been .alcoholic.  A few minutes later, just as the first  signs of coming day were appearing, Mr.  James Bragg aud Mr. Mi Simpson, in  scant attire, met in front of the former's  place of business.  "Did you hear some noise ?" asked Mr.  Bragg.  "J reckon yes, ' replied Mr. Hi Simpson.  When all the men had assembled they  were unanimously of the opinion that  they had heard something, and this something, in a vague way, they seemed to  associate with Mr. Bill -Dangler. ; Mr.  Bragg and Mr. Hi Simpson were deputed  as a committee of investigation. Without the intervention of saddles between  themselves and the animals they bestrode,  these gentlemen loped off up the road.  Once over the Little Summit", they found  it necessary to proceed at a slower pace.  The clay was : rapidly growing light.  The men kept a sharp lookout, but were  unable to discover anything unusual until they approached a narrow little bridge,  or rather culvert. Here some loose earth  and stones lay in the road, and gazing  over the edge of the grade at the rocks a.  hundred feet below, the teamster and the  other seen that something certainly had  happened. A great hole was rent in the  earth, the piece.s of newly split bowlders  lay scattered about, and here.and there  were fragments of something which  seemed to bear no distinct relation to  either earth or rocks.  Mr. Bragg slid off his horse and- approached the culvert. The three broad  boards\had been forced iu toward the  wall so that the outer wheel-rut just  cleared their ends. Explosions do odd  things sometimes. He bent down and  looked hard at the dust, l_.xplos.ions do  odd things, but they seldom make human  tracks while they are doing them. Mr.  Bragg straightened up and whistled softly  co himself. . -  Mr. Hi Simpson came up and closely  scrutinized the pla:e.  "Injun !*' he exclaimed.  The proprietor of Bragg's Place and itite  proprietor of the White Ftiwn.bar at  Dutch Diggings thrust his hands into his  trousers pockets and a far-away look  came into his eyes. He addressed his  words more to himself than to Mr, IM  Simpson.  "I allows as how every man has a right  to his own opinion, but 1 holds a.s how the  best of us miscalkilates sometimes," he  said.  industry for which the p  The principal officials of the groat Rio  Tin to company'arc I_)nglishmen or Scotchmen, who reside in a cluster of houses  built in the English style, and forming a  striking contrast to the picturesque Spanish town lying in the hollow beneath.  From ;i sanitary point of view; however,  the advantage does'not lie with the picturesque dwellings oi'the Spaniards, who  arc not renowned for the care they bestow ou tlieir surroundings.  When the choking fumes that rise Iron,  the great smoking'heaps, ^vhich are one  of the features of, the'place, are blown  aside by the wind, the spectator uerceives  that the country surrounding Rio Tin to  is of surpassing beauty. But the immediate vicinity of the mine is bare and  desolate, no vegetation will spring up  amid such surroundings, and the expatriated Britons are at times inclined ' to  grumble at the fate wliich has set them  down in this unhallowed spot.  Copper mining is not such an attractive,  pursuit as cricket, for instance, and the  Spanish miners have been known to express violent discontent with their, lot;  indeed, before now, in troublous times,  the English ladies have been sent flying  down to Hue] va for safety. Hu.lva is the  port from which the products of the mine  are shipped. It is connected with Rio  Tin to by a railway, and its inhabitants  include another section of the Rio Tinto  colony, whose business relates to ships  aud shipping. The residents, at Tinto  envy their more favored friends who are  stationed at Huelva, where there is no  blinding and choking smoke to add to the  miseries of life. Still, Rio Tinto does its  best to look tit existence in its brightest  aspect.  The bachelor element predominates, and  as a consequence balls, private theatricals  and other festivities, to which the Iluelva  folk are invited, form a prominent feature  of the social life of the little colony. At  Huelva, most of the 1-iiglish being married, the dissipations are of a milder order. Tennis is the chief game, while  benevolent ladies from time to time regale red-faced mariners at the sailors'  institute with tea and harmless ballads.  During the summer, with its intolerable  heat, the colonists, or as many of-thein as  can, repair to Puntti L'mbria, a pleasant  little island ou tho coast, once the resort  of desperate smugglers. Mere the company have built delightful little wooden  houses, with long verandahs running  round, and the cool breezes blowing in  from the sea render life tolerable. Every  morning tt little steamer belonging to the  conipany takes the men up to Huelva to  business and returns with them in the  cool of the evening in time to indulge in a  sea bath before dinner.  The R.io Tinto company's capital  amounts to nearly seven millions sterling,  and'the dividend for 1.897 on the ordinary  shares amounted to -10 per cent. At the  meeting recently.the.chairman intimated  that in the event of war they had no  guarantee that the Spanish government  would not put fresh taxes on the company. Still,-the'safety, of the British colony is of greater importance, and if civil  strife is averted it is not anticipated that  the business of Rio Tinto will be interfered with.  FOOT  T.   W_  OF riA__l_.ST_-__KT. XK1..0N.  GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,  arrived  Band Sawing,  Turned  Work, and  Office Fitting-s.  and  in stock, a carload  of Chance's'English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up  to 4 by 6 feet  J "St.  The Kootenay Lake Sawmi  C. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. C.  Yard and office foot of Hendryx Street,  Nelson.    John Bell Agent.  Everything in the building line on  or made at short notice  hand  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactures by The George E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.      UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  A CELEBRATED FAT MAN.  How Arthur Orton Furnished the  Detectives  With a Clew to His Identity.  The recent death of the Tichborne  claimant has stirred up a lot of reminis-  censes of the man's personali ty and of the  gigantic fraud Which he attempted to  perpetrate. ��� A recent English paper says  of Arthur Orton, the claimant, that he  was one of the^ few-men possessed.of abnormal 'adipose tissue who will go. down  to posterity famed for something else  than mere bulk. The London Echo, in  discussing Orton, compared him with  several other fat men 'who have won fame  by their size, it says:  "The funerals of several fat men have  been accompanied by somewhat remak-  able circumstances. For instance, when,  in I7i.(), t_ man named 13dward Bright,-  who weighed forty-four stone, died, the  walls and staircase of his house had to be  removed to allow the coffin-to be carried  out. According to a paper of the  period,- another Kalstaf'fian 'individual;  who died at Worcester.��� in 1770, had a  coflin that "measured seven feet over,  and was bigger than an ordinary hearse."  " Daniel .Lambert,- who, at the age of .'.'..,  died at Stamford in 180!). was perhaps the  most noted of corpulent men. His coflin  was slid down an incline to the bottom of  the grave. Lambert, who weighed fifty-  two and tliree-tpinrter stone.' was some  time keeper of Leicustrr jail,.but he resigned that position for the purpose of exhibiting himself iu a house in I'icadilly.  Tliere ti would-be rival in girth, a Kentish  man named I'aimer, who only weighed  twenty-five stone, came to see Daniel.  Palmer was so mortified tit being hopelessly eclipsed by, the other in point of  obesity that he took the matter t.o heart,  and died soon afterward.  The manner in which Orton gave the  detectives a clew to his identity is familiar to many. When the claimant returned  from Australia he went, over to Paris to  see his alleged mother, the poor'crazed  lady Tich borne, when the famous recognition by maternal instinct took* place.  Just before starting, Orton, who wa.s then  of Falstaffiau proportions, visited his  native 'Wapping. and entering the Olobe  Tavern, made close in(|tiiries respecting  ���members of his own family, and especially ti butcher, a (. erman named Schotticr.  Iiy this time, the opposition solicitors got  wind that the mysterotis claimant to the  Alresford estates hailed from Australia,  and ti detective was sent thither to  make inquiries, lie speedily ionml out  the erst haunts of the fat, aud ascertained  that the latter had been in the habit of  boasting about a friend he had in Loudon  0ND0N AND BRITISH COLUMBIA G0L0RELD  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  'Ltd.  All  communications relating,  to  British   Columbia   business to  505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  be addressed  to P. O. Drawer  J.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON,  General  Manager/   R . __ ,    _ __ . ,  S. S FOWLER, E.M.,  Mining Engineer    ,       *     {   NELSON,    B. C.  VICTORIA,  B.  C.  Headquarters for miners and  mining  men' from  KOOTENAY  MAHONEY  _. TAYLOR, Proprietors  TY  "or the   ptir-  litiuidation,  TIMBER  Applications will   be   considered   by Lhe undersigned  chase of the assets of  the   Nelson   Sawmill   Company,   in  consisting*    of    MILL    MACHINERY,     BUILDINGS,  LIMITS and BOOK  DEBTS.  The applications  may be for entire  property or any  portion.  H.   R.   Cami.rox,   Liquidator.  named Schottier, and sent word to ling-  land to that effect. Then the solicitors  anxiously consulted the London directory  and it wa.s elicited that only ouc Schottier  had been in business iu the metropolis for  a number of years, and that he had resided in Wapping. Thither hied a detective to ferret out-what he could. By the  unluckiest- accident imaginable for the  claimant, he turned into the same Globe.  On asking about Mr. Schottier, the landlady -remarked:' "Curious, tliere was a  gentleman inquiring about him months  ago!" "Is that like him':-" asked the,detective, exhibiting the claimant's photo.  "The very man," was the response.  Popular sympathy with, Orton was  shown by sending the .claimant's leading  counsel to parliament tis member for  Stoke despite the fact that he had been  disbarred.  MINERAL   SPECIMENS.  tunneling  the "Porto  One hundred   feet  more   of  has  been   contracted   for   on  Rico. ���- ' .  F. Gran thorn and J. Ban m have uncovered a two-foot ledge on the Lldorado, on  Porcupine creek. The ore runs well in  gold and copper. '  No ore was shipped from tlie "Ruth last-  week, and the working force is temporily  cut down to 10 men, all working in tunnel. The machine'drills are working on  face in four tunnels. N~o stoning will be  done until shipping (--tin be commenced  again.  Lust week the bins in the concentrator  of the -Scottish Colonial Co.. one mile from  Three Forks, broke down under the pressure of 1000 tons of ore. The damage to  the building will amount' to about !>!0()(l,  while the cost of shoveling the ore will  swell'the loss to tit least $1000.  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.  Meroft & McClelland  BLACKSMITHING /\N0  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Glass Wheelwright  Special attention given to all Idnds of repairing  ar(d custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker aqd Hall Sts. /.elson.  Spokane Falls & JVoptficni,  '���';'. Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  ���Red-Mountain Railways.  Tr|e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, arjd  Spokane an,d Rosslar[ci.  Leave  (;.������_<' 11. m...  I'-'.n.'iii. 111 .  ,S:..(i 11. id ...  I >  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NKLSON    ItO-SSLANIf    SI'OK.WK   Nnl iri; i  Hill. i. lill._  llle IhiL-I  1  . hiiri'li., jfivoii Iiml till.' piti'l lit'..-Iii.'i bcri'liifn. i.  ln't-.ceii 11.. tin: uixlcr-i^nril. .is purliht- In  lili-ilH.:-.,   I'lluun  u-   I lie "t^iiucir..   Iloli'l." ha-  ���en l.lii-, dav ilN.-olvi'd liv nun mil ^on-cnl,  Willie.---: -'Kl.lll.liH'l-   !fl('ll.-l:ll.--'OX.  It. S.  1.-.NXU-. WILLIAM I'KKIM'L'.  Pnti'il tin-'_7l.li iiuy ol'-.A |.ril, A. I'. I-.K  NOTK ���!���:.'  All ilelits iiu*inj.; Id t lie .-aid pari nur-liip arc io tie paid  Hi William IVi'iliie. nt Nel-on. ,ifon.'. aid. and all claim.,  iif-'ain.-l I lie-aid partncr-liiii are lo lie pre_eiiled io the  -aid William IVnlne. liv uiiiini tlie -ante will he _et.lled.  if round eorreel. l-'l'.KI)  lilCll.. IM I.SON.  Home Work for Families.  We wmil a iiiiiiiher uf families In de work for us  al. Inline, whole or spiire time. The work we..-end  inn-workers i-ijuiekl' and e;i-ily dune, nnd returned liv puree! pn.t a- lini-hed. (,'und nnmey  made, a|* home, for pari ienlar- ready to eoni-  ineii.e. .end name and adnre^..  The Standard Supply Co., Dept. B,, London, Ont.  NOTICE   TO   CONTRACTORS.  Healed whole lender- willbe received until I-J o'clock  iii-oii, on .Saturday, May ! II li, ���for I lie erection of a three-  -anry brick Imildiiii. with . lone ha-cment. for (lie Lawrence Hardware In. I'Iiiik and -pcciiicfiliiins can lie  seen at I lie ollice of the iiiirt.i.. i^m-d. The Irjwc-i or any  tender not neec--ari!y accepted.  I.W'KT.Y  <',u:i:ll'. Architect.-.  K011111 tl, I/lenient \- llillver Hlock.  NOTICE!  ssen<*er. for ICeUie Hiver and Boimdar  nuct at Marcus wilh stnf,'<! daily.  ^HE TJREMONT  Arrive  .. a::ia p.m.  .. 1 _i:i-< 1 p. in.  ...'t:ltl p. m.  Creek eon-  -_Sr_t__X_,SOJ_vT  MALONK >*c TI'KI.II.H.S. I'roprirlor..  Inoneof the host, hotels in Toad  Mountain district, and  I . the licadf|Uarters   or pro.-peelers ami minor..  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of  Hrili-b  < olnmhi i. Nel-on. \S'e-L  Koi'tenav,  to-wit :  Hy .irttieol'a unrran! of cM'cution issued out, of the  county ciiiii-t of Knotona.v. al. Nel.-on. al the .-nil of John  MeLatchie plaint ill'.and to me direct eil a-rnin.-! tticg-uuds  and chattel, nf William Au-tin .ionctt. del'eiidanl, I  have seized and lakeii in execution all lheri._-hl. Idle  ami interest of -niil defendant, W. A. .lowelt. in the following mineral claim-. " President.", "Two' Brothers."  " Hoii.-er " and " Pre-ident l-'raetion," situated in the  Ain-u'orlh iniuiiiK division ami recorded in lhe iniuini.  recorder'.-ollice a I llieciiyof Kaslo. H. (.'... to recover the  -11111 of $118.1. 1. amount of said execution doss -Sl"o realized on samel, besides sheril!"s poiiiid:i._-e ami all other  Ic.L,'al costs and incidental expenses, nil of.which 1 shall  expose for Mile, or su llie ion I thereof to sali.-fy said jndsT-  ineiit. debt and co. Is, al: tin; front of tin; court hoii-e. Nel-  -011. H. .:.. on the Pith day of May.-.A. I >. lSHS. (it the hour  of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Nori:: IntendiiiK purchasers will satisfy themselves  as in interesL and t.ille of said defendant.  WILLIAM  P.  P.OHINSON*.  Hepiilv .Sheriil'.  Hated nt Nelson H. (.'.. April -Hth. l,S!i>. I.April :.(..tli|  Notice of Dissoltition  Noticc i- hcreb.'  iriveii that I  of Copartnership.  lie part ncrship herelofore  exist im, net ween lhe undcr-i_.rued cirryinc; on business  under the name and style of the .( alil'mnia Wine Company, a- wholesale liipior and c.ii;iir mcieluinls, has this  day been dissolved by mutual consent.  \Vilin��� our liniid.'n!   the   city   of  Nelson. British   Columbia. Ibis lldi day of April. Ir  i^-neii in 1,1k; pre--  A. M. .Imi.vsi)*.,  nee of  -'elicitor. Nil-  TIIOM.flK AMAIl;  L.  KliN-ST.  Holbrook   y   Cha-e.  having  dissolved   jn-rtiier. hip as  oil y scavengers, ( will   -tan  an   independcnl   sea vender  bought mil. Ihe >i:n vender  I will try to Kive euliiv -a.-  pa troui/'- inc.  N'ilTICK.  bil-ine-s on May 1st, havin_  business of Mathew Nelson,  i-faet ion to all who wj -"  C  Your- I riilv.  I!. CIIA.-'K,'  All moneys d\\f lhe I  Iv paid to me. who wj|  Ihe said lil in.  Wil no.-- :    A. Al. .Iniix  ilil'ornia Wine  Conipany  are  assume and pay   all   linhilitii  L.  to  OL'  Kit.VST. ���:  April -j::rd| THE   TRIBUNE:    NELSON,   B.C.,  SATURDAY,  MAY !���_*,   IS..8.  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT  .   WAISTS  50c TO $5  1-"'  ���^V*^35  SPECIAL  OF   ,  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  IIZC3-I3:-CL^_.SS   __D_RT5T   G-OODS  DRESS C00DS AND SILKS j LADIES' DR.ESS SKIRTS   ���  Black , and   i-oinrctl    in   everv   \vc;i\i-   hi ' Black and   navy st'r_r.\ plain   antl   figured  \ogin: ul'  tin*   latest   no.chics  i'nr -s|u-tiig alpaca, linu-adi- silk and satin sliirls, diu.k  ,and  siutniii'i*   -wnr. ��� , ; |>��� <|n<-  and   denhain   skirls  anrl   snils  I'or  NEW WASH FABRIC ( - ; "�����'"������-������  ��� l-'tdirii-.i in t-ndli-ss profusion, including  nrgaiidii's. Iiilt istt-s, liiicii'.. zephyr, cambric.'., lawns and   ncu   un-iiadiiie iiiii.-.iin-..  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A.ND  NECLICE SHIRTS  \*cry latest   and   must- swagger ('Meets in  checks, stripes nnd plaids.  LADIES' PARASOLS   -  W'c are now >liu\v ing a i-nnijili'!i- ratine ii  event hhiLf t lie market affords.  LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS j  Special sale of  svaisls in  ....gaiidii-, gn-na-j  dine and   Lafayette  muslins,   sizes  ���>!  to '  I 'J. ranging I'min i}0 cenls to St. each.  Sliirl waist I'ni'ins in all sizes and colors  al   .")() cents each,  MENS' NEW NECKWARE.,  AND CUFFS  nr s|n;i.-ial lines nf  ready-made clot.h-  ���><���(��� n  iii tr-    .Write f  or .samples.  LOOAJ,   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The nier(-hanl..s of the city, have coin-  plied with the r<-<|iiest of their clerks, unci  on and after .Monday Lim stores will lie  closed at 7 o'clock each evening. This  move will cost the merchants nothing,  but it means a great, rleal for the clerks.  The case of .Matmerino v. Lhe Canadian  J'acilic H-ulway (Joinpuny came before  judge Fori11 Thursday afternoon. Last  ���summer tin Italian named iMiinueriiio was  killed on the 0. 6c Iv. railway, by a collision with a'wood pile, and his father entered a suit against the railway company  for $1000 damages. The ease was dismissed without going to the jury. II. M.  .Macdonald appeared for the plaintiff'' and  15. I.'. Davis and .1. Fl. .Bowes for the defendant company.  At the special general meeting of the  H-ill Alines, Limited, it was stated that  during the p:-ts,L year, to December '.Ist',  17,5(50 tons of Silver King ore Imd beeu  smelted, yielding .jl,5S5 ounces of silver  and .'-,-l.>...iH pounds of copper, and a little  gold. Flence the average yield of the on.  for the year per 2000 pounds has been 20.7  ounces of silver, .01 ounce** golrl aud A.0A  per cent copper, or -fiKi.Sl per ton.  Although the delegates from Xelson  have not met with any success in their  efforts to secure au increase in the lead  duties of the Dominion', there is no reason  to be discouraged. It is of course unfortunate that the bulk of the members from  the province are free traders, and opposed  to tariff duties on principle, but there i.s a  chance that the agitation being made for  duties upon the uickle ores of Sudbury  may be extended so as Lo include the demands made by the people of Rossland,  Nelsou and other points.  The Ottawa delegates announce that  they have succeeded in inducing some of  the federal ministers to try and make provision in the supplementary estimates for  suitable public buildings in Xelson.  A change has been made in the running  time   of   the   Nelson   6c   Fort   Sheppard  trains. Hereafter the train will leave the  lower station at 0:20 a. m., the upper station at 7.O.") a. tn., and will arrive in  Spokane tit _:10 in the afternoon. Passengers for Rossland will reach the latter  city from Nelson at 11:20 a.m. On the  return trip the train will leave Spokane  tit S:30 a. in. and arrive in Nelson at  ~>:A~i p. m.  The members of the Nelson fire brigade  have been invited to participate in the  firemen's tournament at Rossland on the  24th instant. , An effort was made to  secure the services of the Nelson brass  band, but as the band was already under  an engagement for the 2~ith,. it could not  accept the offer of the Rossland,people.-'���-.-  Walter Coffman, who since'the opening,  of the Hume hotel, was employed in this  city, died at the .Halcyon hot springs on  Sunday. Golf man was suffering from  consumption. His widow and two sisters  live in Seattle. *  G. R. Robson was due to leave Victoria  on Saturday for Glenora, where he will  have'his headquarters in charge of the  Hudson's Bay Company's Klondyke trade.  John Cannon, a section hand on the  Kaslo & Slocan railway was before judge  Forin yesterday morning niton the charge  of -committing an aggravated assault upon  a fellow section man named McDougall.  The olTence consisted in striking .McDougall over the head with a'crowbar.  The prisoner, on the advice of his counsel.  P. E. Wilson, pleaded guilty and received  a sentence of two months imprisonment, j  R. S. Lennie made another -motion in  the case of Lemon vs. iMcPhee. before j  judge Forin on Monday, seeking to have  the defendant, I*. A. -NIc-Phee, committed  for contempt of court for not paying  money into court as ordered. The case  was enlarged for the examination of the  defendant.  The appeal from thu judgment of magistrate Dennis, in the case-against Thomas  . \V. Gray, in which the millman was fined  $20 aud costs for permitting sawdust from  his mill to get into the waters of Kootenay hike, came before judge Forin on Friday morning. It- came out during the  hearing of the case before judge Forin,  that the magistrate had imposed the line  of $20 believing that it wa.s the lowest he  could impose. Had .he thought it within  his power to do so, he would have imposed  a nominal fine of $1 and costs. Judge  Forin reserved judgment in the case.  H. F. .McLeod, a Toronto barrister, is  putting in his six months residence in  Nelson preparatory to being called to the  bar of the province. Air. McLeod i.s a  brother to Norman McLeod, local manager for the Hudson's Hay Company. Ibis putting in tin; time in Lhe offices of  Messrs. Galliher 6c Wilson.  The shareholders of the Lily .May Mining Company have accepted the offer of  $50,000 cash and tin rqual amount in stock  in the new company of I he Lily May mine  at Rossland. The purchasing company  was formed by Flarrv White in J.ngland  and is stocked   for  WO,000.    Fart  of  the  repared Kalsoiiiine and Ready Mixed Paints  OIL  WOOD STAINS, Etc.  Full line now in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.  Paint and Varnish Brushes.  avi/repe^  u/are  ON AN'll  A-.'TNI-   M  'NOW. AIM.II, Urn,  ISIS. .MI-AI.S WILL HI. SNIIVNI) AT  '  COI-NKR STANLKV AND SILICA HTKKKTS  General Rates, $1 per day.      Schooner Beer 10c.  purchase  money litis  been   paid  and the  balance becomes due on June 15th.  Work was commenced on Tuesday on  the building of the Howson creek trail.  James Alclv. Anderson has charge of the  work for the government.  Peter Cline. who has been in jail since  April 20th. on a charge of shooting a dago  named Angelo Cirianni, came before  judge Forin Thursday afternoon. The  evidence of four Italians was taken, which  was very much against Cline. \V. A.  Galliher appeared for the prisoner, and  when the case for the prosecution was all  in he said he would reserve his evidence.  Cline was accordingly committed.  . Frank Heap, of Ainsworth, is making a  car load shipment from the Pontiac and  and Tecumseh claims at the head of Woodbury creek. The properties are developed  by a 250 foot tunnel. The ore will average 12.) ounces silver, $12 in gold and about  ���'!() per cent lead.  The official ga/.ette of Thursday contains  a notice of a meeting of the Le Roi Alining  Company, to be lield in Rossland on June  A, for the purpose of disposing of the company's property.  Air. Stamford, of thiscity, was in Ymir,  this week with a view to purchasing the  interest of Neil I and Dunn in the Ymir  water system. Stamford i.s supposed to  be acting for some other parties who contemplate putting a water system into  Ymir.      ���������-��� *���  Rev. llobert Frew returned Thursday  night from his trip to V.ictoria, where he  attended the meeting of the synod. While  in Victoria he preached in St. Andrew's  church and made quite a "hit."  The Hall Alines shipped something over  $2->,000 worth of copper bullion this week.  SLOCAN   MINING.   NOTES.  pended shipments only a few weeks ago  on account of bad roads, but the Star has  not shipped since last fall. The marketings of both properties will be very heavy  from this date.  Rather Strong Rifle  Story.  A new gun,  ju.t invented  by an engineer of Tyneside, has attracted the favorable attention of the  xvav  oflice. the  officials of which are expected soon to report  upon   its  merits, and if the remarkable  claims of  the  inventor are corroborated  by the  results  of the ollicial  tests  now  being    made,    the   idea mid   pattern" of  the' infantry  firearms  will    be   as completely revolutionized as has been the guns  of the  artillery during  the  past decade.  It is  claimed that the  new gun .will  discharge the enormous number of-.0,000 bullets   per   minute.   The  missiles   are discharged  by   centrifugal   force,   being, in  fact, a wonderful development of the ancient sling.   A disc works within a case  at hi.000 revolutions per  minute, a speed  which has already been obtained in practice.   From the circumference of the disc  project two hands. The bullets are poured  into the case from a hopper, and as they  fall  are caught by  the hands, which, in  coming round, rain them out in a continuous stream through ari orifice.    They are  guided into a sleeve, which  may be ele.  vated or depressed, and sighted like the  muzzle of the ordinary rifle.  a friend for adviee  a woman for sympathy  The Mollie Hughes is sackiug ore for au  early shipment. The property continues  to develop'favorably and is filling the  most sanguine expectations of its owners.  The Idaho paid a dividend of $2-1,000 on  Alonday. This makes a total of $201,000  paid up to date.  At'ich strike is reported on the Icelander claim. The Noonday ledge runs  through the property, and development  work has shown it up most favorably.  The Bolanderis in the hands of a company  of Findlay, Ohio.  A cave-in on the tunnel being rtni on  the Fidelity 'mountain caused considerable delay last week in the work being  prosecuted by the fidelity people. The  earth fell in from the surface when bedrock was reached. It has been caught up  and work i.s proceeding. The workmen  expect to lind the fidelity lead with very  little.drifting.  A report comes from the Alahotiey  claim, adjoining the Fmily, situated high  up on the mountain across Carpenter  creek from the Mountain Chief, of a strike  of three feet of high grade dry ore on  that property.  The miners and prospectors of Ten-mile  are petitioning gold commissioner Dennis  for the setting apart of a sum of money  out, of the public appropriation for the,  building of trails to the head of the creek  arid the summit.  It is expected that the Payne tramway  will be bringing flown ore by the 2.~>th  instant.  Foreman Carey of the Fureka, says that  the Ktu-eka will ship about 500 tons of ore  this su miner.  J.oth the Slocan Star aud the l.uth be-  shipping   today.       The    latter   sus-  strangers for charity,  but for  Good Boots  and Shoes  Go to  The Queen Shoe Store  U'AIIII .STIiKKT  Iti.'liiiii'ing of nil kinds done-.  Our prices ai'o right.  On and after Monday, May 16th,  the rates-of this hatel will be reduced to $1.50 per day for transients, and to $7 and $8 per week  for regular boarders according to  room.     Table board $6 per week  rs. E. 0, Clarke  HOTEL  BUSINESS   FOR  SALE.  We are selling1 out our stock  and closing out our business  On the 7th of May next our books "will be closed,  and we take this opportunity to thank our customers for their; patronage, and to notify those  who are in arrears that all overdue accounts not  settled by cash or otherwise before that date  will be placed with our solicitor for collection.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  Purses, Razor Strops and Fishing Tackle  Large Assortment.   Prices Right.  [ Af*i����-fr  Drugs and Assay Supplies, Nelson  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Clearing Sale of Ready Made Clothing  .For the next thirty days only we will offer the whole of our large stock of  Ready-made Clothing' at greatly reduced prices.  Men's Tweed Suits, former price $ 8,  reduced to $ 6  Men's Tweed Suits,        " "        10, reduced to      7 >  Men's Tweed Suits,        " '-.-.:     12, reduced to      8  Men's   Serge   Suits,        " "        16, reduced to    12  .������<!Soys and   Children's Clothing at  corresponding reductions.  This ,is a  genuine  -leafing sale, and ���bargainsequal  to  these .have, never before  been  oil.'red  in   Nelson. '-'������ '  Next, door to   Bank of  l.ritish   Columbia.  Baker street.   Nelson.  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  __^X_L   DIITEEEWT   IDZESIG-IISrS  Large Assortment of Office Clocks       Come Early, as I Close at 6 p. m.  gni  Twenty-six   well  I'liriii. Iii'd, well  lighted  rooms,    l-'or  |iiii'lii-iilni-s upply nt Clinke Hotel, Nel.-on, M.C.  'I.  WOl.l.l)  U1K.E TO  MES-  TIO.V 'I'I110 KA OT THAT  WK AH 10 TIIK  OIOT YOUR MONEY HACK IK  KVIORYTIUNG IS NOT  AS RKPRKHION'TIOI)  iicst towrtsr, :b_a._b -Woic-tei .  A Glance at our Rang-e and Prices will do no Harm  WK CLOSE AT SIX  P.M. KVIORY KV'IOXIN'G  I0XCI0PT SA Tl'I.DA Y  P. O. STORE  18 and 20  BAKER,  STREET  H  fj_,'.J  ___-S_l  (������������*._  tei  _-_--*_  kl  ��  fcMMMM^^

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