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 X  '*,  ��� l>  Has Mines that are Paying .Dividends and Hundred1; of Properties /that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  FIFTH  YEAR-NO. 25.  :   NELSON   BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  MAY   15, 189:  Has   Three  Smelters   in   Successful  Operation*  and  Enough   Ore  in Sight ,to   Run  Several   More.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  NO SYMPATHY   FOR   SQUATTERS.  The Government Seems Inclined to Push Them  as Hard as It Possibly Can.  The short debate upon tlie second reading of the government's bill for the eviction of the squatters upon government  lots in the city of Nelson did not disclose  any intention on the part of the government to deal fairly with such of the squatters as have erected substantial dwellings  .upon tlie government lots.  When the bill came up for its second  reading Mr. Hume objected to it as unnecessary on the ground that the government had.suflicient authority to deal with  the squatters as the law stood at present.  Ml*. Kellie interposed on behalf of ,the  squatters and asked the government what  the position would be of those who had  built upon the government lots. He asked  why tlie government could not rent the  ground to the squatters instead of turning them off and causing them to lose  the improvements they had put.upon the  land.  These very reasonable interrogations  were,passed over by the membersrof the  cabinet, and the second reading was carried ou a division of Hi to 7. When'the  house went into committee on the bill  Mr. Hume pressed the government i'or an  answer to the question as to what course  would be adopted in the case of squatters  who had made substantial improvements.  He asked if the government intended to  compensate the squatters for their improvements.  Attorney-general Eberts replied that  the government did not. The government  had sent out notice to the squatters to  leave the lands in order to secure the  crown's title. Without any further explanation the bill was reported and put  through its final stages. <���  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   PROM   KASLO.  Kaslo is to have at least a portion of the  additional hotel accommodation which it  so much needs. Tlie proprietors of the  Kaslo have an addition to their present  house well under way, and will rush it to  .completion as fast as possible. 1). M.  Linnard. of "Hossland, purchased a couple  lots on Krone .street the other day and  will build a hotel of forty rooms, which  has already been leased to Daniel Shaw,  also of Hossland. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are  now in the city, and will manage the uew  house in a first-class manner.  The steamer International was in hospital during two or three clays of the  earlier part of the week, being fitted with  new connecting rods. She resumed her  place ou the Kelson route ou Wednesday  evening. .In her down, trip on. the'same  day she took a cargo of ore from the  sampling works, which sank her hull well  nigh to the guards.  D. W. Moore, who has been visiting the  eastern   cities   of    Canada,  returned   to  Kaslo on Tuesday last. He is interested  in several 'mining properties, and while in  the east formed connections which will  enable him to place this kind of property'  with advantage. Mr.-Moore left Kaslo in  company with John A. Whittier, president and manager of the Goodenoiigh  mines, who was married at Charleston,  Massachusetts, on the 20th day of April  last, to Miss Ellen Fraser. Mr. atid'Mrs.'  Whittier are expected to reach Kaslo  this week, and will make the city their  home.  Hamilton Byers will build a forty foot  addition to his new premises on, Front  street. His hardware business has so extended as to require additional accommo-  tion. '."-'���-:  The executive committee to which was  entrusted the preparation of a program'  for the queen's birthday celebration, have  completed the first draft of a list of events  for the two days sports. On Monday the  24th, there will be sailing and horse races,  with a base ball game between the Kaslo  and Spokane nines in the evening. The  second day's entertainment will comprise  Caledonian sports in the morning and a  regetta in the afternoon. The drilling  contest will commence at S o'clock, and  should be the feature of the day, as it is  hoped there will be a large 'number of  contestants. There will be also a tug of  war, in which Kaslo will meet all comers.  The celebration will conclude with a grand  bail, in which all visitors will be invited  to take part.  Charles Melson aud Rory McLeod have  sold the mineral claim Jessie A, situate in  the Hoc Springs camp, to Charles A.  Conner of Spokane. They receive $250 as  a consideration for the claim.  O. G. Labaree, of Nelson, records another prospecting agreement. The parties to the present arrangement are T. I-I.  Wilkin and L. S. Cass. They are to work  in East and West Kootenay, and Mr. Labaree is to handle the properties which  they may locate. Hon. AV. B. Ives and It.  H. Pope of Compton, are also interested  in the agreement.  Lot Willey's new hotel at Bear lake was  burned to the ground on Thursday afternoon. Much of tlie furniture was saved,  but in a badly broken condition. It is  reported to have caught from a stove pipe  in the kitchen addition. Mr. and Mrs.  Willey were in the city on AVednesday  and only reached home an hour or two  before the fire.  and stealing a revolver and some other  articles. At that time he shot himself in  the hand with the pistol. This time he  was arrested in the Lake View house and  is charged with having stolen a suit of  clothes from one of the'lodgers, and secreted them under the bed in the' room  where he was arrested.  Alexander McKenzie has withdrawn  from the city's police force, and will devote his time to developing some mineral  claims near the Columbia river in which  he is interested. James Weir has been  appointed to the vacant place.  Messrs. Green brothers have let a contract for the construction of a new building on Front street, a few doors from  Fifth street, which they will utilize as a  postoffice when furnished.  Word has been received from the district passenger agent of the Canadian Pacific railway at Vancouver that special '  rates on the company's steamers will be  given those visiting this city on the occasion of the birthday celebration. The  company's local representatives were  much aggrieved because a different announcement was made and the company  scored because of its alleged churlishness.  Forwarded with the "acfto amend the  mineral act, 1SU0," is an extract from the  "company's act, ,1807," relating to the free  miner's certificate to be issued to joint  stockcompanies, and providing that-such  certificates shall not be issued for more  than one year, and that those already  issued shall "expire on the 30th day of  June, 1S07." This extracts purports to be  section 23 of the "companies act." A diligent search of-the act, "certified correct  as passed third reading," fails to disclose  the provision.    AVas there an omission?  A New Engineering and Mining Firm.  Morris, McLean 6c Company is the name  the name and style of a new mining and  engineering   linn   which   was formed  in  Nelson this week.    The  personnel  of the  firm gives it the stamp of a rustling combination, which it will be hard to beat in  general engineering and  mining business.  The head of the firm i.s D. Morris, a civil  and   hydraulic   engineer,   formerly  with  the Columbia  6c AVestern  .Railway company   at   Traih    For  several  years   Mr.  Morris  has given  hydraulic engineering  his especial attention.    He came to this  city from   Hossland, after having put in  the water works system in that city. The  second member of the firm is- W.-:G:-McLean, who is well known throughout the  province and the west as a .successful railway contractor.    During the recent  lull  in railway construction iu the past three  years Mr. McLean has given his attention  to mining, during which time he has succeeded iu placing several properties with  moueyed syndicates.    Mr. McLean brings  a local knowledge to the firm, which will  be invaluable.    It. E. Lemon, of this city,  who was.al-o among the lirst comers in  southern    Kootenay,  makes   the    third  member of the firm.    Though he has been  but one.year in  the mining business exclusively, he   has already a considerable  clientage, so that the new firm   will  not  have to wait for its  business to come in.  Norman A. Mackenzie completes the quartette which makes up the firm.    Mr. Mackenzie is also a Rossland  man.    He got  into Rossland early in the boom, aud enjoyed a very large measure of success as a  mining broker. . He is the youugest member   of  the   firm,  aud   a   great   hustler..  Messrs. Morris, McLean 6c Company have  taken a suite of three rooms in the CIe-<  meuts  6c Hillyer  block  and are  having  them suitably fitted up.  RESOURCES   OF   THE   BIG   BEND.  Matte and Ore Shipments.  The Trail Creek smelter furnished the  bulk of the mineral exports for the current week, sending close upon $75,000  worth of matte. The balance of the shipments came from three Slocan properties  and from the Little Phil and Black Diamond at Ainsworth. The entries at the  port of Nelson for the week were:  BULLION  AND  MATTE.  Pounds  Value  Trail .smelter.  ���  211,057  ORE.                     Approximate  Tons.  Value.  Noble Five mines, Slocan   .      (IS  Slocan Star. Sandon        1'AI  Sloean Hoy mine        17  Little  Phil mine. Ainsworth         lil  Mack Diamond mine. Ainsworth        IS  c  Total for week      lull  S !lt.!H7  Total so far I'or May      .Mil)  S22I.DS2  Total for April   :',"���*(  S4H3._��I  Total for March   j>,8:_2  ,StJ77.('81  Total for February   5,201  S5(I2,SSH  Total for January   4.5IX  S(i75.5()li  Total via Revelstoke to Muv 12.  ..  2.2.11!  S22X382  Total so far for 18!)7 22.5S0  ��2,7ill,(i.,)S  The Poorman, Deal.  Hector Mediae and J. Fred Ritchie announce that the Poorman group of mines  was purchased for $100,000, and that a  new company is to be organized to take  over the property. The capital is to be  $250,000, with $50,000 in the treasury for  development work, new machinery and  other improvements. Tlie capital will be  divided into 1,000,088 shares of the pat-  value of 25 cents each, hence there will be  2o0,000 shares in the treasury,  tees of the new company will  Mediae, .J. Fred Ritchie, J. Fred  M. P. P., A. L. Davenport and  Ewart.  The trus-  be  Hector  Hume,  Robert  Ore Exports via Revelstoke.  The exports of Slocan ore via the out-  port of Revelstoke for the month of April,  were:  Arthur Clagne is again in the clutches  of the police. Last autumn he served a  three months' sentence in the Kaslo lockup for breaking into the portmanteau of  E. If. Totulinson at the railway station,  U.S. White ....  Idaho   Kntcrprise   monitor   Mountain Chief.  Hustler   Total   ons.  :  Value.  .���.fill  S 2l.fl4K  131  I5.HI1I  in  ...573  2(1  2,510  21)  I.-ISI  lil  2.7.'!3  5X1  S52,f>ll  The   Illusions  which   Romancers .Have   Built  Up are Dispelled by Frank C. Nason.  Those who have resided in this province  for any length of time and have heard the  repeated tales of the wonderful richness  of the Big Bend district have no doubt  often wondered  why a district of such  marvelous  richness  should remain  stagnant.    True it  is  that  the   district   has  lacked transportation facilities, but in a  district so rich as the Big Bend has been  represented to be, it was not unreasonable  to expect that this difficulty would be in a  measure overcome.     Yet the Big Bend  has remained stagnant, and if what Frank  L. Nason says concerning it be true it is  not likely to have any great revival until  some of its mineral richness is discovered.  Nason is not a blackmailing tramp newspaper man.   He is an experienced mining  man who has had considerable actual experience in  the Big Bend, aud  for  this  reason his account of  the district, as it  appears in the  Engineering and Mining  Journal, should carry some weight.    Concerning the mines and prospects thus far  openeel along the Columbia and  in  the  Big Bend he says:  About 12 miles from Revelstoke, iu Jordan pass, two prospectors are engaged in  developing a large vein of galena aud  pyrite. The vein is reported to be from  5 feet to 15'feet in width and to have a  streak of solid galena about three feet  thick. The remainder of the vein is concentrating ore.. The galena is reported to  carry from 10 to 20 ounces of silver, aud  gold in the mixed pyrites from $1 to $10  gold per ton. This prospect is located in  the gold range and is the only prospect  reported on the west side of the river below Smith creek, (50 miles above Revelstoke.  Along the trail which follows up the  east bank of the Columbia the first mining of any kind is a small bar digging  about four miles from Revelstoke. This  has been worked principally by Chinamen and from them no definite information is to be gained. From the fact that  the bar is ouly worked intermittently it  is to be inferred that it is not very rich.  Pannings by the writer showed a good  deal of fine gold confined to a gravel  stratum about two feet to four feet thick  and yielding from 10 to 50 cents a yard.  It may be remarked that this claim or bar  is typical of dozens of such places along  the river. These bars are not in a position to makehydraulickin.? pos i ile, lying  at river level at high water, and their  gold content aud extent do not warrant  the use of dredgers.  Twenty-eight   miles above  Revelstoke  is Games   creek.    For at least  10 years-  there   have   beeu    '"snipers"   who   have  earned a living by washing shallow bars,  and, in low water,  building wing dams,  thus partially turning the stream, and recovering the gold-bearing gravel "sniped"  from the bared stream bed.   The gold  is  course, of fine quality, bringing from $1S  to $18.50 an  ounce, and  is   beaten   into  shapelss masses, showing that it has traveled for a considerable distance.   Every  rise of water takes out  the crude wing  dams aud sluices, but with, recurring low  water these are put iu again and the same  ground  worked  over.    This shows  that  gold is still running in the stream.   There  are benches or terraces rising from 50 to  100 feet above the level of the stream, but  "confined as they are in a narrow  canon  they are not extensive enough to warrant  the putting in of a hydraulic plant, nor  are they  rich enough  to  pay-for hand  work.     Numerous    tunnels   have    been  driven in these benches in order to strike  the vein  rock, which  has  been  done  in  many instances, but the yield'of gold has  not been sufficient to warrant extensive  work.   The work has been done entirely  by prospectors; many of the tunnels having been driven at least thirty years ago.  The gravel from the''grass (roots" down  carries   gold.    In  the autumn  of .1800 a  large block of claims Were staked out and  sold  to Seattle parties, but  when examined by an engineer, they wereabandoned  as uufit for hydraulicking.  Five miles above the mouth of Games  creek, from where it empties into the  Columbia, a large vein of mineral was  discovered in 1805. Eight claims have  been located ou this veiu and development  work was begun in JSUfi. A tunnel has  been driuen in over 50 feet, the vein at  this point being about 10 feet wide. There  is no free gold in the ore, which consists  of iron pyrites, arsenical pyrites, chalco-  pyrite, galena and other sulphides. The  assay value of the ore as it comes from  the tunnel is $10 to $20 a ton.  . Twelve miles above Games creek is  Boyd's ranch. On the top of a mountain  ten miles east of this ranch another group  of claims has been located. The character  of the ore and its assay value is the same  as the vein on Games creek.  Five miles from this ranch Downie  empties into the Columbia river. This  creek is also flanked by benches or terraces, of which all the gravels carry some  gold, while a thin stratum carries 25 cents  to $1 a yard, ft is too thin, however, to  work by tunneling, and hydraulicking is  impossible' for the same reason as at  Carnes creek. Several auriferous sulphide  claims have been located up this creek,  but little or no work has been done on  them, certainly not enough to determine  either the size or the value of the prospects, though high hopes are entertained  of them.  Between Downie creek and Gold Stream,  a distance of 17 miles, no work of any importance has been done. Several bars in  the Columbia have been worked by white  men, notably Seven-mile bar, and many  more have been worked by Chinamen.  Around Gold Stream and its tributaries,  however, the deepest interest has been  centered.   Gold was first discovered here-  in about 1800 to 1805.    fn<lS05 two mining  companies,  or,  more properly speakinsr,  two  partnerships of prospectors, put in  extensive wine dams about one mile from  the month of Gold Stream.    A good many  ounces of coarse gold of fine quality had  been previously taken from the crevices  in the bed of the stream during low water  and  it i.s  believed   that  by  turning the  stream,  if  only   partially, good   results  would   be   obtained.     The    wing  'dams  which were put in cos.t about $5000, but  only about $2000 were recovered the following season, the bedrock, a white dolomite, being found to be worn almost perfectly smooth, with  no gravel  and only  now and then a coarse  nugget of gold.  The gravel in the benches on either side  of the stream carries gold in considerable  quantity,   but cannot   be   hydraulicked.  In  the northeastern  angle  between   the  Columbia and Gold Stream isan extensive  brush of gravel which i.s now being tested.  Considerable gold   is found,  the gravel  carrying as high as 25 cents a yard.    The  principal difficulty is lack of water under  head.  Four miles above the mouth of Gold  Stream a tributary, Camp creek, flows in.  Considerable gold has been found on this  stream and within the past two years  several attempts have been made by prospectors to sink a shaft to. bedrock, and  tunnel under the stream ou bedrock.  Though the gravel from the surface down  shows gold it was not theiutention to hydraulic the stream, but only, to work it as-  adrift or bedrock diggings*. The appliances for handling the water were crude,  quicksauds were encountered and the  shaft was then abandoned.  Fight miles up'Gold stream, another  tributary stream, McCuIlough creek, has  iu the past produced a great amount of  placer gold. Extensive works were  .planned and .some hydraulic pipe was  brought on the grounel when trouble over  the division of the output of the mine  arose, and the property has been idle ever  since awaiting the action of the courts.  Three miles above this claim is another on  which persistent efforts have been made  to reach bedro.ck. The effort was successful in the autumn of 1890, but very little  gold was found. The gravel above, over  100 feet thick, is reported to be very rich.  Nuggets have been found worth from $5  to $7, together with much fine gold.  Three   miles   above  McCuIlough  creek  French creek comes in.    This is die most  fatuous stream in the Big Bend.    It i.s reported to have produced gold to the value  of from $100,000 to $1,000,000.   There is no  way of verifying these reuorts.today, but  the traces of former occupation and work-  are   everywhere   extant.    Long   tunnels  are driven into the  benches, shafts sunk.  ������111 d ruins of scores of log cabins aud mining tools mark scenes oi stirring activity  about thirty years ago.    The richness  of  the gravels left easily leads one to believe  that  there  were  bars  of great, richness  when   the   place   was    first'.discovered.'  Within the past ten years there has been  at least six different claims worked, principally   as   bar   or creek  diggings.    One  company has sunk a shaft 50 feet deep to  bedrock and  has  run  extensive tunnels  u ider the bed  of the stream.   The gold  produced is coarse, probably 50 per cent  of it being nuggets worth from $1   to $50,  though only two of the latter value have  been found.    The remainder of the gold  occurs in 5 to 50 cent nuggets.    Several of  these claims have  been recently consolidated and an extensive,hydraulic plant is  to.be put in this spring.  Almost directly opposite the mouth of  Gold stream another auriferous creek  empties into the Columbia. This stream,  Smith creek, was worked, on the surface  only, in the "early days," 1800 to 1805, and  some very rich bars-have been found.  Latterly: two companies of miners have  made attempts to sink shafts to beelrock,  without success. Au American company  has now taken possession and will thoroughly prospect it with the viewof putting in a hydraulic 'plant.- In the upper  angle between the Columbia river and  Smith creek, another American company  has the distinction.of putting in the first  hydraulic plant in the Big Bend. This  piant was in operation in 1800.  The Big Bend country has been known  to be auriferous for the last thirty years  or more. The country was pretty well  traversed by prospectors in the early days,  but, with the exception of the finds on  French creek, no diggings were found  that could be worked at a profit with ac-  cessso difficult and supplies so high. Even  now practically the only prospecting that  has beeu done lias been on streams emptying into the Columbia river, and only a  few. miles from their mouths. Again  prospecting has been confined almost exclusively to auriferous gravels, little or  no attention being paid to ledges. In  mining the gravels of the streams, not  only of-these on which placers are being  worked, but on others as well, there is  found among the black sands a liberal  sprinkling of galena. Considering how  soft and triable this mineral is.it seems  as it must have a pretty extensive source  in order to show as abundantly as it does.  In the lower sands, the "blue gravel" of  the Californians, there is also found much  pyrite, chalcopyrite and other sulphides.  These are .without exception, so far as tho  writer's experience goes, auriferous.  Whether tliese auriferous and argentiferous sulphides come from extensive and  workable veins or from small stringers,  no one is yet able to say for certain. With  the three exceptions quoted on Carnes  creek, Downie, and back of Boyd's ranch.,  no sulphide deposits have been located.  Near Smith creek several irregular veins  in hydro-mica slate have been found to  carry gold in their iron sulphides, but noj  large workable veins have been found.  In one instance, however, the placer  gold lias been traced up the stream to its  source and a large ii umber of claims located on ledges.    Prospecting was begun at  the  mouth  of McCuIlough  creek.     Gold  was found iu flattened, hammered scales.  Higher up the stream  these characteristics began, to disappear, the gold had more  quartz and vein matter attached to it and  at the head of the stream the gold  was  found as if just, loosened from its matrix,  in many cases having soft slate still adhering.    A  little  higher  up,   in  what is  known as Ground Hog, basin, the parent  lodes were found.    These ledges are veins  of quartz running through the soft hydro-  mica slate which forms the country rock.  The gold conies free in the 'quartz and is  also free in the slate of the contact walls  as well as in the included masses' of slate  in the vein.' Sulphides of iron occur in  varying percentages,  all carrying gold.  Some veins are found consisting of almost  solid   iron    pyrites.     Several   companies  have staked the section pretty thoroughly  and  are now developing  the  prospects.  As French, McCuIlough and Camp creeks  rise in nearly.the same mountain, it.seems  more than probable that this is the source  of their gold.  Owing to the difficulties of gaining access to the mountains, but little thorough  ���prospecting has been done save for placer  gold. Then, too, the successful development Of mines in the lower country has  attracted the attention of more prospectors. In the mountains of the Big Bend  snows come early and remain late, thus  practically limiting the season to. at the  most, three months���July August and  September. In spite of these drawbacks  it is the writer's opinion that a thorough  search in this section will'meet with great  success. Once a large mineral belt is developed, the government is very prompt  and liberal in-aiding mining enterprises  by opening and .maintaining good trails.-  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  NSW, OFFICERS   TO   BE ..APPOINTED.  Charles Van Ness, one of the owners of  the Grey Eagle claim, on Observation  mountain adjoining the townsite of Grand  Forks, has let a contract for a 50 foot tunnel on the property. '  The Hall mines tramway was started  up this week after having been completely  overhauled. Both sections of the tramway have been fitted with a new cable to  which, has been attached the new clips  designed by superintendent Painter.  These clips are fastened into the lieart of  the cable, and have an,immense advantage over the Ilallidie clip in that they  admit of a smoother running of the buckets and effect a considerable saving in the  matter of repairs and in the running time  of the tramway. The tramway is now  bringing down close upon 125 tons of ore  every 12 hours.  The advantages of incorporation are  manifest to such residents of Nelson as  happen to live off the main streets of the  city. Heretofore these people have had  neither sidewalks nor roads to their residences. Now severaiof them have both  roadways and sidewalks, while others are  in a fair way of securing .them. A fairly  good road has been made, on Mill street  and grading is now gointr on on Josephine  and Latimer streets. These roads will  not represent a very heavy expenditure,'  but theywill be of great convenience to  'the people living along them.  The customs collections of the port of  Nelson for the current month amount to  over $20,000 up to date. The indications  are that the collections for May will be  the heaviest in the history of the port.  J. Ogden Grahame, chief factor of the  Hudson's Bay Company, is in the city on  business. . ,  E. P. Whalley is negotiating for the soda  water works of \Valter S. Ashpitel. It is  likely that the business will be taken over,  by Mr. Whalley next week, ,  A congregational meeting of the Presbyterian church was held Tuesday evening for the purpose of ascertaining  whether the congregation, was prepared  to extend a call to a pastor. A majority  of tho'members'appeared favorable to  extending a call to. Rev. Robt. Frew, who  is at present filling the pulpit', but it was  eventually decided to postpone action iit  the matter until other applicants could be  heard. Rev. Robt. Frew will occupy the  pulpit for the next two Sundays.  The new Canadian Pacific railway  steamer for Slocan lake was launched on  Wednesday in the presence of a large  number of people. The boat is KiO feet  long with Si) feet beam. She will make  her first trip within,ten days.  George K dd, who was in charge of the  Sandon branch of the Bank'of. British  North America, will have charge of the  new branch which the bank opened at  Slocan City on Monday.  A fire was put in the Hall Mines rever-  beratory furnace on Friday, for the purpose of ���cementing the. quartz bottom of  the furnace. The furnace was charged  with matte today, and the first metal will  be drawn from the furnace this evening.  The company has fi. large stock of matte  on hand, and will commence the shipment  of blister copper during the latter-part of  the present month. The roasters have  been working for the past two weeks.  The machinery for the Honeymau foiui-  dry and machine shop will arrive in Nelson from Portland this evening. If the  provincial government does not play the  dog in the manger witli a couple of vacant town-lots, Nelson will soon have a  machine shop in full swing.  To the wife of .1. Fred Hume, there was  born a son this morning.  The Nelson yacht Myth will enter in the  Kaslo race on May 21th, against the Koot-  eiiaian of Kaslo.  The Southern Portion of Kootenay to Have a  Sh'eriif and Official Administrator.  ' Southern Kootenay is steadily forcing  its claim- for due recognition upon the  provincial government. For years the  southern portion of the district has been  ���forced to content itself with an arrange-  whereby the sheriff and official administrator for the district were located in the  town of Donald, in the extreme north of  the district. Tne people of southern  Kootenay have chafed under the inconvenience of this arrangement I'or years,  but heretofore without effect.  This session, however, the government  passed a bill granting southern Kootenay  relief,    ft provides for further territorial  division of the province for judicial ami  other   purpose*5.    In   mo,ving" the second  reading   of    the    bill,,   attorney-geuerai/  Eberts said the  general tenor,of the bill/  was for the purpose of changing the confines   of  Kootenay.   There  has  been1 so'.  great an  influx of  population iuto  thii  portion of the county that it i.s necessary--  for the purpose of more effectually providing for the administration of justice  that   further officers be appointed her?.,  viz., a sheriff and an official administrator  As matters stood the sheriff for Fast ai/d  West Kootenay is at Donald, away upjM1  the northern part of this territory.    Ijy  this act a. new county of Kootenay is /to  formed, power being.given to the lieu'tf.,,-  ant-governor iu council to include witl,in  its limits such portions of the counties ,,f  Kootenay and Vale as may be deemed Expedient, and to appoint a "sheriff invested  with the power  necessary to carry on'his  office,   The same power is given in rc-.j'er-  ence to the position  of official   administrator.    The official administrator at: the  present time lives at Donald, and it is the  intention to appoint another adminif.cra-  tor iu the southern part of Kootenay in '  the neighborhood of Nelson, Rossland "and  Trail.   Personnel of Kaslo's Ball Team.  The players with whom the Kaslo base  ball club will enter the Washint*ton-Koot-  enay league have been selected, aud manager Berchess has about determined the  places to which he will assign.them.   The  aggregation    is    thus    placed:      Corliss  catcher; Hughes and Nash, pitchers; Bei\  chess, 1st base; Matthias, 2nd base; Ran-  kine, 3rd   base; Davy or Murphy, shortstop; Clark,  left  field: Murphy or Davy,  center field: Kaufi'man,  right field.   The  antecedents of some of the players may  be thus enumerated :   Corliss, the pitcher,  comes    from    Portland,   and    last   year  pitched for the Monogram club in the extended   Examiner  .tournament   of   that  year.    Nash  is also  from  Portland and  was a   member   of  the same club," and  played  in  the  tournament.    Hughes for  the second time played for the Victorians  last year in the''Pacific Northwest league,  which prematurely went to pieces.  Davy  and Clark played with tlie Seattle club in  the same league.   Rankiue also hails fiom  Portland and Kaufman comes from Spokane.    Both are good   players and hard  hitters, although they will come anew lo  work in  which they w^re not rpgularly  employed  last year.   Manager  Berehc��-s  has taken up a residence in  Kaslo, aud it  is   to   his   wide   acquaintance'-and.   experience in base ball affairs that the Ka.-Jo  club has  been  able to   get   together   so  strong   a   team.    Murphy  and   Matthias  have resided in this city for a considerable time, a.nd'are  known  to  be  reliable  players.    Those best able to judge declare  that the nine as thus constituted will enter the lists  with  very fair prospects of  taking a worthy place on  the score list,  even if they do not succeed  in   winning  the  trophy which  the   Kootenaian   will  award to the victorious nine in the league  series.        " ���''.':  SLOCAN   MININC*   NOTES.  George W. Hughes annouuees that so  soon as the snow disappears he will continue the McGuigan creek wagon road to  the Best basin. When this road is built,  the Best will be in shape to make regular  shipments. The road will also cheapen  the transportation-charges on the Rambler shipments.  The concentrator at the Washington  mine started up on Thursday of last week  and has been working steadily ever since  with mi abundance of water. A large  body of ore has been blocked out during  the winter's development work.  A block of 10.000 shares of Noble Five  mining stock was sold in Spokane on Saturday at 15 cents. The stock was purchased by Toronto people. Noble Five  stock was put on the market late last  summer at 25 cents, and has therefore  proved a good buy.  A rumor was current again this week  to the effect that the Pilot Bay smelter  would again start up, but inquiry failed  to establish the story as authentic. A. II.  Buchanan, of the Bank of Montreal, accompanied by the coast officials of the  bank, paid the smelter a vi.-it this week.  As the bank is largely interested in the  smelter the vi��it of tlie bank officials may  have started the story.  C. L. AVebb and associate*, of Seattle,  made the final payment of-.$15,000 on the  Montezuma on Friday. The payment was  not due until August H), but the pun havers considered the property .-nfiicient ly  developed to pay the amount and M-rme  their rebate. A concentrator and tiam-  way will be built at once.  The owners of the Lucky Jim will commence the building of lo.OOO feet of an  aerial tramway next week. The trnmway  will connect the mine with the K, <$: S.  railway.  : 1  ._*__.. j.vOrln.^-   v '��� .���"����������� ���  ��� ���   *���-.��-������.���!'��� -���.'.J--   ���1"   - ' l-*.���'-�� ���'* ��������� ���_������_.'M-i .������' '-.-.i*.,. v ���!.'���'��� ~iJi"����"*   "��������� -*-���.*:.>���  -   ._...:- ...���*. ���<=.:'_���. ',���, ^��'���,*";���'.������-���-���-.-f ��� :,���.���,.-a ��� .-v .���-- ��  "��--���.,.-: ���- . ���*���. i��j.\%sr --   -.'ir- -. -i-i * .      v.-r -*��� ..'-���_������" aL- -       ���v.t--t .1.. ���>���_.-.     '*>  f  T*l  ;���'������.'��.  h___!_"f_  _*_-C  ���.'- "��� 8  -IM.* si  stop  w  ���* WW 2  THE  TRIBUNE: . NELSON".  B.C.  SATURDAY. ��� MAY 15,  1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRTBUNIC is published on Saturdays, by "liisj  Tiuiiune Publishing Co.mi'.\.ny, iiinl will oo mailed  l.o subscriber-, on payment of Two Holla us a year.  No subscription taken for less than a year.  REGUIiA.lt. AUVKKTISICMKXT.S limited at the following rates: One inch,' *'M n year; iwooinolies.  SOU a vear; three inchcx SSI a year; tour inches.  S9G a year; rive inches, $10.5 u year: six inches and  over, at the rate of S1..W an inch per month.  TRANSIENT AD Vl-JIiTIrilOlfiNTS -'0 cunts a line for  first insertion and 10 cent* a line for each additional  insertion.   Birth, marriage, and death  notices tree.  LOCAL OR KKAD1XG MATTKli NOTICES 23 cents a  line each insertion. .  JOB PRINTING at fair rates.    All accounts for job  ���     printing  and   advertising  payable  on   tho   lirst  of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE, Xelson. B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  Rooms 3  DLaBAU, M.D.���Physician and Surgeon.  ���   and 1 Bigelow block, Xelson.   Telephone l!i.   Ollice  hours from 1 to 2:110 p. in. and MM to 8 p. m.  Gil. If. SYMOXDS, M.I).. CM.,--Physician and Sur-  ���   geon.   Ollice in the Buiiley building, West Baker  geon  street, Nelson  T  F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor.  <J ���   Ritchie building, Rossland, 13. C.,  Ollice in  WJ. H. HOLMES, C. K.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���   P. 0. box 82, Kaslo, B. C.  T C. GWILLIM. B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON B.A.Sc.  ��J ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, li. C.    LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE/NO. 23, A. F.& A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  ', The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  _____________ i  SATURDAY MORNING MAY  If.. 1897  The action of the provincial government  in passing'the bill for the eviction of all  squatters upon crown lands, has a  lively  interest for those who have squatted upon  government lots in  this city.   There can  be   no   question   but   that  the  bill  was  framed for the especial purpose of driving  these people oil'.   When this bill becomes  law   the  government   will  have all  the  legal machinery necessary for driving the  squatters off without regard to any improvements   made.    It   is   not   desirable  that such action should be taken by the  government.    The circumstances  of   the  case do  not warrant it, and a resort to  force  on   the   part   of   the   government  might be met with  force on 'the part of  the squatters. This can be easily avoided,  and it is the duty of the government to  avoid  it.    The squatters  may  have put  themselves  in  a false position  in  going  upon  government lots, but  the government in  withholding the lots from  sale  retains  an   equally, false  position.    The  proper course for Lhe government to pursue is to put all its  property  within  the  limits of the city of Nelson up to sale.  The government could safeguard its interest by the upset price, and if the squatters  didnot protect their interests they would  have   themselves   to   blame.    Mow   that  Nelson is an incorporated city, it is not  right that the government should retain  over.-JOO town lots within  the city limits  and  refuse to  pay any  taxes  whatever  upon them.    Fairness demands that the  government dispose of these lots as soon  as possible.    It is not suggested that the  lots should be forced upon the  market,  but in a city where residential  property  is held so high that people will go upon  ��� government lots and expend hundreds of  dollars   in   improvements   without    any  shadow of a title, it is not unreasonable  to think that property when offered for  sale will bring a fair price.    It is difficult  for those unacquainted  with  the  conditions in Nelson to appreciate the position  of the squatters.   The press of the coast  is   inclined   to  look  upon  them  as  land  pirates, but in truth they are fairly honest  people, who, unable to pay a  fancy  price  for building lots to private holdeers, have  squatted upon government property and  improved the same upon the chance of being able to buy it in at a public auction  sale.    It is to be hoped, that the  government will exercise good judgment in  this  matter.   There is nothing to be gained by  a resort to harsh measures.    The government is morally bound to sell the property.  It will avoid a lot of strife by selling the  squatters' lots in the open market subject  toa fair upset price.   The circumstance  that cabinet ministers can  be pig-headed  is no excuse for their being so.  Jx the legislature last week, a telegram  was read as coming from II. E. Croasdaile,  on behalf of the Kootenay Mining Protective Association, stating that the association did not authorize the sending of any  telegrams against the insertion of the  alien clause in the mineral act. There  was no good reason why the Kootenay  Mining Protective Association should protest against the insertion of the alien  clause. The members of this association  are mine owners, rather than working  miners, and the alien clause represented  the churlish spirit of a disappointed workman, who for the reason that he was unable to get work in the United States,  wished to so amend the statutes that citi-  zens'of the United States could not work  in the mines of Kootenay. The clause  was so drawn that it did  not apply to  wealthy aliens.' Their right to hold and  work mines as a corporate body remained  the same. The object of the amendment  was to shut out the prospector and working miner, and in the prospector and  working miner it' is not to be supposed  that the Kootenay .Alining Protective Association takes any warm interest.  J. Fiuod IU'.me's resolution, that the  government acted without authority in  granting Jlein/.e 1200 inches of water from  Jieave'r creek, was defeated in the legisla-  lature on Wednesday last. The resolution was lost on a straight party vote,  but it afforded Mr. Hume and several opposition members a chance to show that  the government had displayed an indecent  haste in granting the water to Heinze. Jt  'was clearly shown that colonel Baker had  exceeded his authority in granting the  water right which captain Pit/.stubbshad  refused, aud it was directly charged that  the government, in bringing down the  correspondence bearing upon the case,  had withheld communications unfavorable to the minister of mines. The government's position did not admit of defence, and the ministers contented themselves with recording a vote of confidence  from their mechanical majority.  The result of the Chilliwack election on  Friday indicates that the Turner administration is losing ground on the main-  laud. The election was necessitated by  the death of Thomas E. Kitchen, who had  represented that district for several years.  In the last general election Kitchen had a  majority of but 22, but on Friday A. S.  Yedder, the opposition candidate, had a  majority of SI votes over T. C. Higginson,  government candidate. Kitchen was always considered the strongestgovernment  man in the district, and Vedder's success  in polling a heavier vote than Kitchen indicates a growth of opposition sentiment.  The provincial legislature was, prorogued on Saturday after sitting exactly  three months. "When the members were  .called to meet in February it was thought  by many that the government would go  to pieces on the British Pacific railway.  A compromise was reached, however, aud  the railway party continued the most  servile supporter of the government to  the end of the session.  Tun Rossland Miner has started the  story that Hon. 1). W. Higgins will refuse  to serve another term in the legislature as  speaker, and that he will go upon the  floor of the house and oppose the government of Premier Turner. Tlie reasons  assigned by the Miner for this probable  move'of the speaker's is that the government has put several slights upon him as  speaker during the present session and  altogether ignored him in the matter of  the Cassiar Central railway job. The  Tiuiujxe has no inside information upon  the subject, but it will venture the opinion  that if Hon. IX W. Higgins- gives up the  position of speaker it will not be for a.uy  of the reasons assigned. Speaker Higgins is a shrewd man, whose eye is ever ou  the main chance. He has been practically  at outs with the present administration  ever since it was formed, 'and has been  waiting to see how the cat would probably jump. If he quits the chair it will  be because he has made up his mind that  the Turner administration will not live  through another general election, and because he does not wish to go down in-the  ship. If D. W. Higgins rats the Turner  party it is not likely that he will go alone.  Tiieite is at present before the railway  committee of the house of commons a bill  to make all debts due for work done,  wages due, or material supplied in construction, a first lien on a railway: in  other words, that such debts shall have  first claim on Dominion subsidies. Those  who have had any acquaintance with  railway building in this province will  welcome the passage of such a bill. In  the past it has apparently been the pui.'-  posu ������!' ��� 'ii>- -iy contractors in Kootenay  to swinti.o every one they, could, and  against roads declared to be for the general good of Canada, the men so swindled  appear to have been unable to secure any  redress whatever. As there will be considerable railway building in Kootenay  this''summer, it is important that every  possible safeguard be thrown around  those supplying labor and materials for  the construction of such works. The experience West Kootenay has had with  irresponsible railway contractors should  make them unanimous in their efforts to  strengthen the hands of those who are  now,moving to make the Dominion subsidies firstly liable for wages and materials.  The Thibuxe hopes that the press of the  district will take this matter up.  Li eutexaxt-Govekxor Dew on by has  seen fit to withhold his assent from the  bill passed by the legislature this session  for the purpose of preventing the employment of Chinese by companies receiving  concessions from the crown. When public opinion i.s so strong upon a subject that  it forces legislation from a hostile government, such legislation may safely be taken  as in accordance with the wishes of the  people. The bill which lieutenant-governor Dewdney refused to assent to passed  the legislature on a division of 21 to S.    It  provided  that "in case of any, act here-  '��� after  passed,   giving, granting or con-  " firming to any person or body corporate,  " the right of erecting a bridge, making a  '���' railway,   turnpike   road,   telegraph   or  " telephone line, the construction or im-  " prbvement of" a harbor, canal, lock, dam,  " slide  or other  like work, the right of  " ferry,  the   right   of   carrying ou any  " trade,   business, occupation or calling,  "the  giving, granting or. confirming to  " such   person   or    body  corporate,  any  " property,   right   or  privileges whatso-  " ever, or for the amendment of a former  "act of a like  nature, which' has not al-  " ready   similar   provisions,  no   Chiuese  " shall be employed in connection with or  " in relation to any of the works, rights,  " trade, business, occupation or property  "' given,  granted,  confirmed,   authorized  "or affected by the act."   There can  be  no question but that the passing of this  act was in the interests of the province of  British  Columbia.    It clashed,  however,  with the interests of certain speculative  railway   promoters   who    have    become  large beneficiaries of the province.    Had  lieutenant-governor Dewdney assented to  this bill, in the natural order of things the  bill would have gone before the minister  of justice of the Dominion for approval,  and the governor-general could have disallowed it at any time within one year from  the date of its being given force of law.  Since lieutenant-governor Dewdney has  adopted the unusual course of refusing  his   assent   to   the  bill,  the question  of  motive for so doing is directly raised.    In  lieutenant-governor Dewdney the people  of British Columbia have a lieutenant-  governor who was not above becoming a  stockholder and director in a prospective  railway company which was a large beneficiary of the  province.   This being so,  the people may be pardoned for speculating  as   to   whether  lieutenant-governor  Dewdney, in defending his assent to this  bill,   was   doing   the   cabinet   that   opposed    it    a    service    or     whether   he  has   lately    become    interested' in   the  British Pacific Railway company.   This  railway company is very much interested  in  this anti-Chinese   act.    If the act is  knocked out the company will have the  right to retain its cash and land subsidies  and employ Chiuese as well.   This may be  a reflection upon Hon. Edgar Dewdney,  but his.conduct in leaving the  province  last summer to assist  Heinze in floating  his    railway    bonds   invites   just   such  reflections.   At a meeting of the city council Mon-  d iy evening a communication was read  from J. A. Mara, on behalf of theCousum-  ers'  Water Works company, offering  to  sell   to   the   corporation   the company's  plant   and   water    privileges   for   $5000.  This is about one-third of the  valuation  placed upon the plant, etc., of the company by the company's officers in  February, when the bill incorporating the city  was before the legislature.   This figure no  doubt more nearly approaches the value  of what the water company has to sell  the city and  upon  this  valuation negotiations  with  a  view  to   purchase   will  probably   be   opened.    It   is   in   the   interests of the city that this rival company  should  be got out of the way, and  the  only way is by purchase.    While it may  be said that the construction of a water  system  by  the  corporation  would  in   a  measure cripple  the  Consumers'  Waterworks company, it  must also be remembered that so long  as  this company remained in the business it would likewise  seriously impair the revenue derived by  the corporation from the civic system.    It  is not unreasonable to suppose that a very  large   percentage   of   the   consumers   of  water, having their present connections  with   the   Consumers'  company  system,  would  continue   to   receive   their  water  from that company in order to avoid the  charges  incidental  to  making  new connections.    When  the legislature refused  to   compel   the   corporation  to  pay  the  water company $i:J,"��(K) for its system it  was no doubt influenced by the assurances  of the friends of the city of Nelson that  the representatives of the citizens of Nelson could be depended upon to pay the  Consumers' Water Works company a fair  valuation  for  its   plant   and   privileges.  This is no doubt what the city council intends to do.   The city engineer has been  instructed to prepare a report upon the  condition of the company's plant, and the  city solicitor has been instructed to report upon the company's privileges under  its charter  of incorporation.    Upon the  nature of their reports will no doubt in a  great measure depend the valuation which  the city council will place upon the company's plant and charter.   There is every  reason to believe that if a dealis made  between the city of Nelson and the Consumers' Water Works company none but  business considerations will enter into it.  It is as much to the interest of the Consumers' Water Works company to sell as  it is to the interest of the corporation to  purchase, and for this reason there should  not be any difficulty as to terms.  Foil his gallant conduct in saving the  lives of his fellow workmen in the shaft  of the Young America mine in February  last, Jim   Hemsworth   was   on Tuesday-  JUST RECEIVED a smali varied stock of  OBJECT is to furnish you with enough to Keep your work going while i\\e  balance; of your order is comiqg from Toronto.    TTfankiqg you for past favors  CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY  FRANK DARLING, KOOTENAY AGENT  Guaranteed-7 per cent better limn any otlicr make of heater      The Webster ijyr.lc.iu ol' Heating witli ICxhaust. Slim in relievos back pressure on engine  The Jlorse Valve lioseator will reseat any style ol" valve without removing valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Cuts Pipe, any metal; 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Street Hydrants, Gate Valves; Pipe, Crescent Drill .Slcel, Wire Hope      Kreight and Passenger Elevators   - , .  Office, Hodgins building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  evening last presented with the bronze  medal ot" the Royal Canadian Humane  Society. The medal was forwarded i'rom  Hamilton by Adam Hrown, president of  the society, accompanied by a manly letter of congratulation from Hamilton's  warm hearted postmaster.  Thk liberal tidal wave struck the province of Quebec this week and swept the  Flynn administration out of existence.  Premier Flynn saved his seat with a majority of seven votes. In the previous  election'he had a majority of 702. The  conservatives are at a loss to 'account for  their overwhelming defeat.  The Crow's lest  Pass Railway and  The Sloean River  ailway  are to be built during the year  1897. Construction work has  already commenced on the last  named. These two roads with  the two already having terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the railway,center of Southern  British Columbia. Real estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in value-���often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines���and Nelson will  be no exception. . The following described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers   against   making   a  losing  NELSON   PROPERTY  :��Jxl20 feet on Hakcr street, with 2-story  ollice building.   Terms   1)0x121) feel on Vernon street, with 2-story  business block.   Terms   25x120 feet on Vernon street wit li improvements-.   Terms      100x120 feet on Vernon street (a corner) with  improvements.   Terms   .i0xl20 feet at corner of Ward and Hoover  streets, with Kl-room dwelling house. All  modern conveniences.   Terms   25x120 feet on Victoria street, with 2-stoiy  dwelling.    Terms   021x120 feet ou Victoria street, with cottage  Terms   2,")\'120 feet corner Victoria and Hendryx  streets.   Terms ..'   Price  $;-),250  5,500  1,100  5,500  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  Price  An undivided one-fourth interest, in Trout  Lake Cily townsite, in Lardeau district.  Terms  2,000  Ofliee:   Corner Vernon and  Ward streets. N'elson. H. ('.  -The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  Charles A. Waterman & Co  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  FLETCHER Trustee.  IMPROVED NELSON RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  desire to say that they are not holding any  bfio auction sale of lots in Slocan City.  FLETCHER, Trustee.  /\ny auction sale advertised  is conducted by outside purchasers.  Cars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of Mattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  THESE COOGS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTAGEOUS PRICES FOR CASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  LARCE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS ...  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  D. McARTHUR & GO.  TOOT OK HALL STRKKT. KELSON-.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,  and Office Fittings.    Just-  arrived and  in stock, a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  General Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  AGENCIES:  (Jrunt West Oatmeal Mills. I'ilot Moudd. Manitoba Tlie Virden Roller Mills. Virden, .Mnniloba  Tlie Jt. _M. Smith Hiteuit Factory. Victoria, B. ('- Smith \- Kisehel, Cligars, St. Jorouic. Quebec  KOOTKNAV AKAIHJIJAI.TKUS, NEL.SON. B.C.  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  to  f, J. Gr.  BEAL   ESTATE  _A_isr3D co^c^yrjssioisr _a.c3-__ei_tt  BKALKY BLOCK, 1SAKKR STUKKT, NKLSON'.  Parties having lots in Silverton, and wishing to  sell may find a buyer by  addressing or calling on  Cor. Vernon and Ward Sts., Nelson.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  NOTICE.  Having appointed AV. J. G. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to the townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  F. O. INNKS.  ugene B. Frankel  GRADUATE  OPTICIAN  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Koolenay  Photographs in the latest styles  Gnaranl.ee satisfaction  Mrs. Johnson.  If yon have trouble with your eyes, or your glasses  don't, suit you perfectly, call upon him. No eases too  dillicult.    K.xaniination free.  Nelson ollice in Jacob Dover's jewclery store.  Kaslo ollice. Kront street.  _ NOTICE  Nolice is herehy given t.hsit. the all persons having accounts against the Nelson Kire Department, are required  to send same in inimedialely In the undorsitrned,  CHARLES 10. SKALKY, Auditor.  1JI.''LP.'   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G., SATURDAY, MAY  13, 1897.  3  "That   the city engineer report on  the  cost of opening; up an  alleyway in-, the  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  'air DONALD A.  SMITH   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.  E. S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  '.General Manager  NELSON"   BEAWCH  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       MUNCH KS I.S'       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GKANT COMMKRCIAL ANII TKAVKLLKKS' CHKDJTS,  available in any part of tho world.  DK.U-'TS  ISSUKI)    COI.l.KCTIONS MADE;  K'l'O.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  11ATK OF INTKTtKST (aL present) li Per Cent.  KEEPING   UP   THE   PACE.  The City Council Goes Steadily on Improving  the Streets and Building1 Sidewalks.  The i'ourth regular meeting of the  mayor and bourd of aldermen of the corporation of the city of Nelson was held in  tlie court house, Nelson, on Monday, May  10th, atS p. m. Present, mayor Houston,  and aldermen Oow, Fletcher, Gilker, Hillyer, JMaloneand Teetzel.  Alderman Fletcher presented the report  of the public works committee. On motion, of alderman Teetzel, seconded by  alderman Gilker, the report was received  and ordered placed on file..  Communications were received from G.  C. Hodge, re surface water ou Stanley  street, and from diaries Whittitt re surface water oh block 21; addition A. On  motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by  alderman Gilker,- the communications  were referred to the public works committee.  A communication was received from the  city treasurer. A. Jl. Clements, asking for  block between Silicia, Carbonate, Joseph  ine and Ward streets, aud report at the  next meeting."   Carried.  On motion of alderman Teetzel,seconded  by alderman "Fletcher, it. was resolved,  "That the city engineer be requested to  report to the council in writing as to the  condition of the pipe mains.of the Consumers' Water Works Company, the report to be submitted at, the nexc regular  meeting of the council."    Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teet/.el, it was resolved,  "'That the mayor be authorized to issue  receipts in lieu of licenses until proper  by-law is passed, provided the city solicitor approve of such course as not being  illegal."   Carried.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded  by* alderman Gilker, ic was resolved,  '"That the following accounts be naid:  li. A. AVineraN-, $.'32. ">0, salary as policeman  for April; .). A. Bigelow, $li>.2(), salary as  policeman I'or April; C. E. Sealev, salary  as eij-.y clerk for April; li. A. Winerals,  Jri2o.S;"), salary as policeman for May'; J. A.  Bigelow, $23..S:">, salary as policeman for  May; and that 01 tiers be drawn on the  city treasurer for the amounts, and that  checks signed by the city treasurer and  the mayor be issued therefor."! Carried.  , Alderman Teetzel gave notice that he  would introduce a by-law governing  licenses at the next meeting of the council.  The city engineer reported that he  would have maps ready in a few days,  showing grades of streets in the city, and  would then immediately begin surveys  i'or waterworks. .  TO   EVICT   NELSON -SQUATTERS.  EXORBITANT   RAILWAY"   RATES.  a two months leave of absence. On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by  alderman Gilker, it was resolved, "That  the city treasurer, A. II. Clements, be  granted a two months leave of absence,  aud that during his absence all checks  drawn against the city's funds be signed  by the chairman of the finance committee  as acting treasurer, and by the mayor."  Carried.  Communications were received from Jl.  A. Winerals and J. A. Bigelow, resigning  their ollices as policemen; from 1<\ S. 15ar-  nard re,Consumers' Water Works Company; from .J. A. Mara, offering the plant  of the Consumers'"Water Works Company  for the sum of $;")0()(); from Armstrong 6c  Morrison, re pipe for-, waterworks: from  Robert luce, applying- for position as  policeman ; from Tlie Tribune Publishing  Company giving (..notations for printing  and advertising; from the deputy attorney-general, re appointment ot police  magistrate, and from the city solicitor re  vagrancy by-law.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded  bv alderman Fletcher, it was' resolved,  "That the resignations of R. A. Winerals  and J. A. -.'Bigelow, as members of the -city  police force, be accepted, to date from the  11th instant a 12 m., and that the mayor  be authorized to appoint policemen to act  temporarily.".'"Carried.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded  by alderman Fletcher, sit was resolved,  "That the city solicitor be requested to  give the council a written opinion re  what rights the Consumers'Water Works  Company has under its charter, the. opinion to be submitted at the next general  meeting ot" tlie council."   Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, the communication of Messrs. Armstrong & Morrison,  was referred to the public works committee.  On mrilion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Gilker, the communication of The Tribune Publishing Company  was referred to the finance committee.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved.  "That by-law No. 7, entitled, A By-law  i'or the Prevention of Vice, be now read a  second time." Carried. The by-law was  so read, and on motion of alderman  Fletcher, seconded by alderman Gilker,  was ordered to be considered in committee of the whole at the next meeting of  the council.  The mayor reported that thus far $235  had been expended on street improvement for labor and tools, aud about ijfjOO  on sidewalks.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That the city engineer be instructed to  establish a grade on Stanley street, between Observatory street and the Hall  Mines road, and estimate the cost of grading the necessary distance to improve the  roadway."    Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved,  "That Alexander Chisholm be awarded  the contract for a sidewalk ou Hall street  under the direction nf the city engineer,  at the price of $53.75 tier thousand feet  B. M."    Carried.  ' On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That . the city engineer report on the  cheapest . way of making, the roaway  passable at the corner of Ward and Silicia  streets, together with estimate of cost of  bridge over Ward creek on Silicia street.  Report for next meeting of the council."  Carried.  On motion ot alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman- Malone, it was resolved,  "That the present road gang foreman bo  instructed to repair Latimer street, between Stanley and Josephine���cost not to  exceed $100."   Carried.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded  by alderman  Fletcher,   it  was  resolved,  And Kite Flying by Railway Promoters will  Receive the Attention of a Commission.  The discussion over the construction of  the Crow's Nest railway will no doubt result in much good to the people of the  whole Dominion, as it lias resulted in  directing the attention of the federal  government to the necessity for regulating the rates of the great transportation  companies. Jn this connection the Toronto Globe says1:  It is now generally believed that minister Blair intends to establish as an integral part of the machinery of government a railway commission, with power  not only to regulate rates, but also to see  that companies properly expend the  moneys raised- for the construction of  railways aud exercise the powers conferred under their chtirters in such :i manner as to carry out their obligations to  the people. This means a tremendous  step in advance and one that will be very  acceptable to the commercial interests of  the country. The people have had their  burdens very greatly increased by paying  railway rates far beyond what the actual  cost of the railways demanded. If, in response to the minister of railways, parliament calls ii halt, stops kite-flying, gives  no more charters to be peddled about by  persons who, when they secure them,  have no intention of building the railways  for which they provide, and forces the  railways to give reasonable and equalized  freight rates all over the Dominion, it  will perform a service to the country of  the first magnitude.  This end cannot be reached, however,  without a struggle" with the great ..railway .interests, and it is manifestly impossible to take up the whole transportation system during wJiat remaius of the  present session. That the proposal to establish a raihyay commission will be the  chief government measure of the next  session seems entirely probable, judging  from Mr. Blair's.'remarks...' It will be  greatly to the advantage of the country  that the matter should be thoroughly  discussed, by those having a special knowledge of the subject, prior to next session  of the hou^e. The question of how best  to provide.: railway communication  through the Crow's Nest J'ass, while incident to this general, railway question,  will have to be settled during the present  session. Mr.-Blair, as haSoalready been,  stated in this column, says there is in  some minds doubt as to .whether the general power to build branch lines possessed  by the C. P. R. under its charter gives  the right to construct extensions from'  lines of which it is lessee or applies to the  proposed Crow's Nest exteusiou. Proposals to confer further powers upon railways to run through the pass are all to  be deferred till the government announces  its policy. The central point of that  policy is stated in the words of the minister of railways: "We want to assure  the people of this country that for the  future, for all time, they are going to  have unrestricted railway connection  through that pass."  Rearrangement of the Canadian Pacific.  The rearrangement of the C. P. R. system has just been completed. Formerly  there were five divisions of the road, viz:  The Atlantic, Ontario ��fc Quebec, .Eastern,  Western and Pacific, but henceforth there  will be only two. the Eastern, extending  from the Atlantic to Fort William, and  the Western, comprising that part of the  line thence to the Pacific. Thomas Tait,  'formerly assistant general manager of tlie  road, becomes manager of the eastern  division and William Wythe, formerly  superintendent of the original western  section, manager of the extended western  division. The district superintendents  will not be interfered with, and Mr. R.  Mar pole will be superintendent of the old  Pacific section with headquarters at  Vancouver.     -      Three Still Alive.  Three of the queen's twelve bridesmaids  are still alive. One is lord Rosebery's  mother, and another, the elder of the  dowager-duchesses of Bedford, is a sister  of lord Sackville, of unlamented memory.  These were at firstsupposed to betheoniy  survivors, but a third is discovered in the  person of lady Jane Bouvine, who at that  time was the most beautiful of the lot,  and, as thedaughter of theearl of Radnor,  was a notable figure in society. But she  married a commoner in 1817, and has been  living in cheerful obscurity ever since.  Full Text of- the Bill which   the  Government  Put Through the Legislature.  The act recently passed by the legislature for the removal--of squatters, from  crown lands  will  be interesting  though  hardly ' pleasant    reading   to   the   residents   of   Nelson,   for    whose   removal  the act was introduced.    The  mere passing of the act does not necessarily imply  that the government will attempt harsh'  measures  with the  squatters,   but  until  the difficulty  is adjusted   the squatters  will no doubt be on the anxious seat. The  following is the text of the bill:  When   any   person   is   wrongfully   or  without lawful authority in possession of  any public land and refuses to vacate or  abandon the same, the chief commissioner  of lands and works, orany officer or agent  of the  department of lands and  works  authorized by the chief commissioner for  that purpose, may, upon affidavit of the  facts, apply to the county judge of the  county, or any stipendiary magistrate, of  the district, in which the land lies, i'or a  summons directed to such person calling  upon him forthwith to vacate or abandon  possession of the said land, or within ten  days   after service of said   summons  to  show cause why an order for his removal  should not be made, aud if upon return of  the summons it shall appear that he has  not vacated or abandoned possession, or  he shall not show good cause to the contrary, the judge or. stipendiary magistrate  shall make an order for the summary removal of such person from such land, and  such order shall be executed by the sheriff  or any bailiff, or constable, or other person to whom it shall be delivered.  It shall be sufficient service of the summons if a copy thereof be left with any  grown .up person found on the land and  another copy be put up in some conspicuous place thereon, and where no grown  up person is found on the land, if a 'copy  be put up iu eacJi of two such conspicuous  places.  Tlie officer to whom any warrant is addressed under the provisions of this act  shall forthwith remove the person named  therein from crown lands, and in the execution of the warrant shall have all the  powers, rights, immunities and privileges  enjoyed by a sheriff or constable or other  peace officer in the execution of his duty.  Any person remaining upon crown lands  after having been ordered  to  leave  the  same, or returning  thereto after having  left in obedience'to a summons, or after  having  been removed under warrant as  aforesaid, shall, upon summary conviction  thereof   before   a   stipendiary   or  police  magistrate, or  before any two or  more  justices of the peace, be liable to a fine of  not less than twenty dollars or more than  one hundred dollars and costs, and  in default of payment of such  line and costs,  to imprisonment for a term.not exceeding  three calendar months, but in case such  . person so convicted shall pay such fine and  costs and continue in  possession of such  crown lands, or shall return thereto after  having served any term of imprisonment  imposed in default of payment thereof, he  shall upon summary conviction thereof as  aforesaid be liable to a further fine of not  less than twenty dollars.or more than one  hundred dollars and costs, and in default  of payment of such further flue and costs,  to imprisonment for a term not exceeding  six calendar months, aud 'he-shall be similar! y dealt with so long as lie shall continue in possession after payment of any  fine as aforesaid.  Auy person resisting, obstructing or interfering with an officer executing a warrant or serving a summons issued under  this act shall be liable to the .same, penalties as a person resisting, interfering or  obstructing a sheriff or constable'or other  peace officer in the execution of his duty.  The officer executing a warrant "or serving a summons issued under this act may  take "with him all necessary assistance,  and shall have the right to demand such  assistance in the same-manner as a constable or other peace officer in the execution of his duty may lawfully do.  J3y this ruling any person who lias ,beeu  married in this country and then goes to  the United States for the purpose of being  divorced, returnin'g to Canada and marrying, is guilty of a bigamous act and.is liable to the penalty inflicted for the same.  Anglican Church Repudiates Prohibition.  The Anglican synod in session at, Winnipeg on Saturday created somewhat of a  sensation by refusing(1to urge all church  members to support the temperance plebiscite to be taken by the dominion government.     A   motion    that    the    synod  should take such action was moved by W.  H. Mulock, but an amendment was moved  by Dean O^AIeara, seconded by Rev. C. R.  Littler, t.h//t, while the synod'considers it  advisabfe^'that   the opinion   of   the   dominion  electors  should  be nought by a  plebiscite as to the advisability of prohibition: aud while further, if as a result of  the     plebiscite,    prohibition' legislation  should   be    enacted,   the   synod    would  urge   all   churchmen    to   a   cordial  and  loyal support of tha law, yet the synod  did not consider it advisable to pronounce  in advance any opinion on a subject to be  submitted to the judgment of the electorate.  A debate followed, which was closed-  by the archbishop, who stated distinctly  that he would vote against prohibition in  the plebiscite.  . He had come to the conclusion that, while the scripture condemns  drunkenness in-most certain  tones and  makes'it a sjjecial sin, yet it regards wine  as<a"'good gift of God, and the very emblem of joy.    He held that the scripture  allows that  which is a great enjoyment  to many, and he believed, very liealthful  when properly used.   He believed that in  practice  prohibition would  be a failure,  and that in enacting it the country would  be interfering with the free rights of the  people, and doing a grevious wrong to a  large section of thecomniunity. He would  be quite   prepared   to   see   drunkenness  made   a   criminal   offense,  the   same   as  theft,  and  punished  in   the usual   way.  The amendment was carried by 37 to 10.  A Mew Typewriter���Made by a Canadian Firrii.  We have had the pleasure of looking over the Now  Empire Typewriter, a Canadian made machine, nnd lind  it, a marvel of siMiiiJiciLy through which thomnkersclaim  durability. The Ijpes strike direct., moving only two  inches on a steel bed. giving speed and great manifolding  power. Each type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect align incut. The writing is visible doing away  with Lhe lifting of a heavy carriage; the touch is casv,  the response quick and ihe type do noL appear to lock.  Killing vertical and horizontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other standard machines,  ho confident arc the makers of the'success of theii machine they will refund lhe money of any uiisa'tislled purchaser afLer a ten days' trial. The Thomson Stutionerv  Company of Vancouver and NeUon are to be congratulated on securing the general agency for 11. C. The machines seem lo us lo he at the top'in merit and bottom in  price.  ootenay  Lake Sawmill  Kaslo, B. C.  ���Will   start  about   March   15th  ' with   about  double   its   former  capacity    in    all    departments.  under  lvery.  International Navigation & Trading Co.,  . i,i.mitkd,  STEAMEflS INTERNATIONAL AND .ALBERTA    '  OX  KOOTKNAV  UKI! AND JilVlMt  Time   Card   in   effect   May   Nilli. 18'<7.    Daily   except  Sunday.   Subject to change wilhouL notice.  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and  way pointF, dailv       , \l  except Sunday  *.';��:30 o.in.  Arrive aL Northport j '.., 12:15 p.m.  Arrive al Holland     .'5:40 pm.  Arrive aL Spokane '  (i:0O p.m.  Leave Xelson for Kaslo and way  points, daily  except .Sunday  ri.OO p.m.'  Leave Spokane ' ;    8;00 u.m.  Leave Hossland   icir.'iO a.m.  Leave Northpuri .    '.   1:.>0 p.m.  Close connection al Five-mile Point with all passenger  (rains of Hie X. & J\ S. II. IS. to aud from Northpoit,  Rossland and Spokane.  7,000,000   feet of  contract for' early de  og-s  Leave Kaslo. Saturday   Arrive at Uoundary, Sunday   'Arrive at Honner's JFerry, Sunday  The Planing  and Factory  No Longer a Social Leader.  Since the death of her son, Mrs. John  W. Alackay lias evinced no inclination to  resume her brill.iant social career. Almost  immediately following the death of her  son came the deatli, in Rome, of her  father, colonel liungerford. Since this  latter event she has been living at the  Hotel Metropole, in Monte Carlo, in almost absolute seclusion.  Is now running full timo under the management  of C. K. Doty, 11 competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.  New Designs  In house interiors, office and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  XKW SKKVICK O.V KOO'IKNAY LAKK.  Leave Xelson for ICaslo. etc., Tuesday, Wednes-  Thursday. Friday, Saturday  Sr.'lO a.m.  Arrive at Ka^lo ' 12.au p.m.  Leave Kaslo for Nelson, elc,, Monday, Tuesdav,  Wednesday. Thursday, Kriday '.. 5:00 p.m.  Arrive al. Nelson  9:00 p.m.  HONSHU'S KEKUVAND KOOTENAY KIVEK SERVICE.   11:00 p.m.    7.nn a.m.  -.-    .--- 11:30 a.m.  Leave Honner's Kerry, Sunday      1:(.0 ji.111.  Arrive at Houndary. Sundav " 5:0(1 p.m.  Arrive at. Kaslo, Sunday 10:00 p in.  Close connection at Honner's Ferry with trains cn>l  bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a.m., and west bound, arriving at Spokane 7:00 p.m.  Through tickets/told at lowest rates and baggage  checked to all United suites points, .  GKOItGK ALEXANDER. General Manager. '  Kaslo, May 13th. 1S87. Head Office at Kat-Io, U.C. ���>  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  ; Red Mountain Railways.  Th,e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson aqd Rossland, arvd  Spokane at^d Ross.aqd.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  One Car Glass  Direct from Belgium expected this month. Uough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in slock.  Leave  Stall a. 111..  10:.')0 a. m  S:00a. 111..   KELSON...   ROSSLAND.   SPOKANE..  Arrive   5:35 p. m.   3:10 p. m.   0:00 p.m.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  Yard and branch office foot of Hendryx Sire  Nelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  Passengers for Keltic River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with singe daily.  Columbia & Kootenay Branch  CANADIAN   PACIFIC   RAILWAY.     '      '  No. 3 I No. 1 STATIONS No. 2 | No. i  17:00  0:30 Leave.   Nelson Arrive 11:15  21:15  17:15  0:15     ���      .    Kootenay      ,,    11:00  21:(,()  17:30  10:00     ���  .Forty-nine Creek..    ,1    13:^5  20:1.'  17:55  10:25      ���      .   Slocan        ���    13:02  20:20  IS: 15  11:15 Arrive   Robson Leave 12:30  10:30  The Oddfellows of Xelson ���Kootenay Lodge No. 10  l.O.O. I<\���-will bold their lifth annual excursion Lo Kaslo  on .Monday, May 2Hli. The steamer International has  been .'bartered for the ojcasion.  The Queen's Rirlhday celebration committee of Kaslo  has arranged a lirst-class programme, including Caledonian sports, music, dancing, horse racing, boat racing,  and miners'drilling competition.  Tickets I'or the round trip���good ro return next dav���  from Xe'son: Adiills, $1..'.(>: rli'ldrcn under 15 voarss.1:  from Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainswortli, SI.  Meals served on the boat al 50 cents.  ' IJoiiL   will  leave city  wharf. Nelson,  aL .S a. in., and  returning leave Kaslo at 7:31) p. m.  The Xelson brass band will accompany the excursion.'  Committee: A. "E. Lett, W. Hudson. E. C. Arthur, .J.  .Johnson. W. .1. McG'rath. and S. P. Shaw.     '  Limited  100,000 shares of stock in the Hansard  Gold and Copper Mining Company.  50,000 scares in the Kootenay Development  Company.  100,000 shares in the White Grouse Min-  iqg Company.  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained... at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, ; Etc,  Etc,  at lowest prices.  r^ajihi^-^a^'-^'aijjar  Trains Nos. I, 2, 3, and I run Tuedays, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects with steamer for Trail Creek.  No. 3 connects with steamer for Airowhend.  No. 2 awaits arrival of __teaincr from Arrowhead.  No. 1 awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creel:.  Close connection al Nelson with steamers to and from  lake points.  J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  DAILV SKRVICK.  Leave   8:00 a. in   n        8:31! a. in   11        0:31! a. m....  11        9:51 a. in   ,t 10:03 a. 111 ...  ,. 10:18 a. 111.. .  ���       10:30a. in....  . ��� 11 '.    10:39a. 111....  Arrive 10:50 a. m....   Kaslo   South Pork...  . Sproule's...  Whitewater ..  . Bear Lake ...  . MeGuigan ...  .. Bailey's   .. Junction   .. .Sandon.....  . .An ve 3:50 p. m.  11 3:15 p. in.  n 2:15 p. m.  ..     1, 2:00 p.m.  1. 1:18 p. in.  11 1:33 p. m.  ..     11 1:21 p. 111.  n 1:12 p. in.  .. Lea\ e 1:00 p. in.  Km  ��� cation. Officii-:.'  Victoria, 5lh May.  1897.  For further  To Tax Companies in Colorado.  The following extracts are taken from  the laws in reference to incorporations in  the state of Colorado: Every corporation,  joint stock company or association, incorporated by or under any general or special,  law ot this state, or by or under any general or special law of any foreign state or  kingdom, or any state or territory of the  United States beyond the limits of this  state, having capital stock divided into  shares, shall pay to the secretary of the  state, for the use of the state, a fee of $10  in case the capital stock which said corporation, joint stock company or association is authorized to have, does nob exceed $50,000: but, in case the capital stock  thereof is in excess of $50,000, the secretary of state shall collect the further sum  of 15 cents on each and every thousand  dollars of such excess, and a like fee of 15  cents on each thousand dollars of the  amount of each subsequent increase of  stock. But this act shall not. apply to  corporations not for pecuniary profit or  corporations organi/.ed for religious educational or benevolent purposes, j  The Manlys Carry Grand. Forks. )  Tlie Mauleys carried everything their !  own way in the municipal election in |  Grand Forks. There were IS voters on !  the list, and of these John A. Manley re- ;  ceived-Wasa mayoralty candidateagainst j  "IS which were cast for .Peter T. McOalluin. I  There were seven aldermanic candidates '  in jthe field, and included in the six re- j  turned were two more of the Manley \  family. The aldermanic vote was: W. \  C. K. Manley, -li); P. J. Davis, l-l: Al !  Manley, -II; Dr. W. G. Hepsworth, 12; Kd !  Dut'ord, .37; .'I. K. Johnson, ��:}; J. 11. Teat- ;  terston, S'2.  (  American Divorces Won't Go.  In reference to supreme court of Can- '  ada, regarding tlie right of the Canadian  parliament to enact sections 275 and 270 of  the criminal code, dealing with bigamy,  the .judges confirm the sections as intra  vires, Sir Henry Strong alone dissenting.  iiiforniation  R. E.  apply to  LEMON  Nelson, B. C.  Clements. & Hillyer block.  .Vu. litis  Certificate  of  the   Registration  of a  Company.  Foreign  'Co.mpa.viis- Act," I'aut IV., and A.mk.vdinc  Acts.  'ICOOTK.VAV     MIXr.VCI    CO.MI'A.VV,     LIMIT.-:!)"     (FOKKICV.)  ��� Registered tho 23rd day of February, IS07.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day registered  -*-   the "Kootenay Mining Company, Limited."(Foreign),  under the "Companies Act, Part IV.," "Registration of  .Foreign Companies, and Amending Act*.   The Head Ollice of lhe said Comnany is situated rt  the City of Taeonia, in the Slate of Washington, U. S. A.  The. objects for which the Company is established  are:  To own, operate, and conduct a mining business for the  purpose of mining gold, silver and other precious metals,  in the State of \\ ashington and Mritish Columbia: to develop mines, construct stamp mills nnd blast furnaces, or  smelters, water Humes, dykes, ditches, and other improvement.* necessary lo carry on and operate a general  mining busines-: to acquire, use. or dispose of properly,  whether real, personal, or mixed, and to sell or mortgage  the same: to construct, maintain, and operate lines of  railroad for the purpose of transporting ores or mineral  deposits of any character, to and from the mines of this  Company: to buy and sell, own ami hold real estate,  mines or mining claims, water or water rights, Humes or  ditches: to buy bonds, stocks or mortgages, or securitv  of individuals, or other corporations: 10 erect, maintain  and operate a .smelter and rellnery, and to construct all  buildings and ii.'aohinery necessary for the reduction of  mineral deposits from the slnte of nature to a relined  metal, and Lo perform such other acts and things as may  he necessary to carry out Lhe objects and purposes of this  corporation. v  The capital stock of the snid Cnmpauv is S2,'i0.i.(KH)  divided into 2,(.t.i..,lK.Oshares of the par value of -51 each.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice, at Victoria,  Province of Hrilish Columbia, this 2:inl dnv of Feliruiirv,  ISI7. S. Y. UY)OTTON.   '  |.May 15th] Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  "NJOTICE is hereby given that the annual examina-  ��\ tion of candidates for cei'iillcates of quab'lication to  teach in the public schools of the province will be held as  follows, commencing on Friday, July 2nd, ISII7, at 8:15  a. 111 : '   . '���'  Victoria���In South Park School Building   " '  Vancouver���In High .School Building.  Kamloop-;���In Public School Building.  Each applicant iiiu.sL forward a nolice. I.hirly days before the examination, staling the cla-s and grade of cer-  liticate for which he will be a candidate, the'optional  subjects selected, and al which of the above named places  he will attend.  Every notice of intent ion to be an applicant must be  accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral  character.  Candidates are notified that all of the above requirements must be fulfilled before their applications can be  lllcd. -������"    '  All candidates for FirsL'Class, Grade A Certificates,  including Graduates, uiusLattend in Victoria Lo take the  subjects prescribed for July 12lh and 13th instants, and  to undergo required oral examinations.  8. 1). POPE. Superintendent, of Education.  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv given that Lhe iinder.-igncd has  severed his connection with the business of the Kootenav  hotel, Vernon M reel, Xelson. and from this dale willno't  be responsible for any debts or obligations contracted bv  the management of the Kootenav hold.  W1I.IJA.M   PETERSON.  Kelson, B. C May 12th, 1897. |.\lay 15th]  ^^"tremont" " ~  ^ 3STE3L.SOJNT  ���U. W. URYAN. Superintendent.    .  ltOBERT IRVING. Trafllc Jliuiagcr.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TAMAUAC1C -UI.XKUAI. CLAIM, .SITl.ATli IX Tllir NIII.SON  '.MIXINCS 1>IV'I.SI(.X OK WKST KOOTKNAV KISTKICT. AVI)  I.OOATKM ABOUT O.VK AND A IIAI.K .MILKS''"XOltTHKA.-sT  OK TIIK MOUTH OK WILD IIOUSK CltKKK. AT ITS KX-  TKANCK  INTO SALMON   HIVKH.  Take notice that I, W. Ii.Miickuy. P.L.S., agentfor John  W. Hand Ion. free miner's' certificate No. 75,110. intend,  sixty days from the date hereof. 16 apply to the milling  recorder for a certificate' of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown,grant of theabove claim. And  further take notice that action, under section :!7, iuum. be  taken before the issuance of such certiticate of improvements.- W. U. 1IACKAY.  Dated, this 2Sth day of April. 1S'.I7. [May Int.  Notice   of   Application   i'or   Certificate   of  Improvements.  KfKKlCA. CIIICOKA, AND llinilKN TKKASUHK, MINKHAI.  CLAIMS. SITUATK IX TIIK XKLSOX MINING DIVISION OF  WKST KOOTKNAV DISTHICT, AXD LOCATKll OX IIALL  CltKKK. .���"'.-.  Take notice that I. Frank Fletcher, free miner's certificate No. 7.'!,i)21. on behalf of myself nnd other owner-,  intend 00 days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements for the  purpp.-o of obtaining crown grants of the above claim-:.  And further take notice that action, under section h7,  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements, FRANK   FLETCHER.  Dated, this 2(ith dav of February. 18U7. (.Mar. Glh.]  Notice   of Application  to   Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. Edward John Powell,  intend to apply nt the expiration of sixtv days from the  date hereof, lo the commissioner of lands and works or  other proper ofllccr, to purchase the following lands,  situate at or near Quart % Creek, Nelson divi.-inn of  Koolenay. _______  IlKSCICM'TION.  Commencing at the initial post at the southeast corner,  thciiec 10 chains due west, thence (in chains due north,  thence forty chains due east, thence GO chains due south  to place.of beginning.    Initial po-t al, southeast corner.  UPWARD .1. POWEI.I,.  Dated, this 20lh day of April, IM.7. | April 2llh]  Notice of Dissolution of Co-Partnership.  Notice is hereby given thai. Hie partnership heretofore  existing between A. II. ('huneiits and A. K. I.ntt. rarrv-  ing on the business of holelmeii ir. Ihe city of Nelson, at.  the Merchants hotel, is this day dissolved by mutual  eon-'ont.  The business of I.he former partnership will in future  be carried on by A. II. Clements and II. .1. Martin, of  Region. A. II. CLEMENTS.  Witness: A. E. I.OTT.  .Iki'i'kkkon Davis.  April SOI.li, IK..7.  MAI.ONK Sc TUEGII.I.US, Proprietors.  Isoneof the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and.  is the headquarters for prospectors aud miners.  FBEDEEICTON1  ,:    . ' TOAD MOUNTAIN  D. T. MORICE, Proprietor.  Excellent, accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's .supplies kepi on hand.  MUSIC  LESSONS  Mrs.    M or Icy  receive  pupils  or  organ.  I-  is   prepared  for piano, viol  or  terms  to  in  Apply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,. Nelson  VICTORIA ASSAY OFFICE  iH Broad .Street,  Victoria, H. C.  Cold if 1 no  Silver      1 no  Lead    | 00  Copper    a no  Other nielals on application. All samples lo be sent  carriage paid and clearly marked, and Lo be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  Cold and Silver ......  Lead and Silver   Copper, Silver, Gold.  .?! 50  1 5(1  :t 00  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  '.MOONSTONE AXD  ItKHIT   MOWKIt MINKKAI.' CLAIMS. SI'I f-  '      ATK   IN Till-:   AIXSWOItTII   MIN1NO   DIVISION OK   WlfT  KOOTKNAV    OlSTItlCT.   AND    LOCATI-I)     AliOt'T   'IIIKIK  (HJAUTKKS OKA MILK SOUTH  OK . I.AKIlO. AND   ON   '1 III:  WI.ST.SIIOKK OK KOOTKNAV LAICK.  Take notice that I. J. derrick McGregor, net ing as  agent for the Victoria Mining \' Development. Company.  Limited Liability, free miner's certificate No. 77.518. intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the ininieg  recorder for a certiticate of improvements for the pui-  pose of obtaining a crown grant of theabove c!aim~. And  further take notice that act ion. under section .'17. uiii.-t be  commenced before the i.-Miiine.' of such certilicaie . f improvements. J. IIKRIMCK   MrGRECJOH.  Dated, this 21st day of April, 18.17. |May S.h]  Notice   of   Application   ior   Certificate   of1  Improvements.  TIIK TKNNKSSK.K MINKKAI. CLAIM. SITUATK IX TIIK Nl L-  S(IN MININC JDIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTHICT.  AND LOCATED A1IOI T TIIKKK AND A IIAI.K MILKS  NOUTII OK Till-: IIKADWATI-KS OK WAKTZ CHKI-. K. X  TKIIUTAKV OK TIIK SALMON KIVKU. AND A1HU.T O.VK  AND A l.HAKTKIt MILKS WKST I'HO.M TIIK NKLSON AND  KOKT SIIKITAKI)   It.MI.WAV. . .  Take nonce that I. P. Wilson, acting as agent for the  Rossland Cold Mining Company, Limited Liability, free  free miner's certiticate No. 7!l,H2ti, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the milling recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant, of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section 37. must be 'commenced  before the isMiance of such certilicaie of improvements.  P. E. WILSON.  Dated, this Ith day of May. ISI7. |Mny 8th]  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date. 1  shall make application to the chii f coinuiist-ioncrof lands  and works for permission to purchase three hundred and  twenty acres of land in West Kootenay district.  A. J. C. MOCAT.  Nelson. I!. C. May Ith. 1S'.��7.  DKSl.KII'TION.  Commencing at a stake planted on lhe north bank of  Kootenay river twenty chains west of the mouth of  Crohnian creek, and known a* "A. .1. C Mounts' southwest corner." thence north eighty chain-, more or less,  thence cast, forty chains, thence south eighty rlinin--.  more or less to'the Kootenay river, thence along the  bank of said river forty chains, more or less, to the point  of commencement.  Application  for Liquor License.  Notice ih herebv given thai the iindcrMgued will, at lhe  expiration of tliirlv days, apply lo the stipendiary ningi-;-  l.rale of We.-t Kootenav di-trict. for a licen-e to sell  li(|tior bv retail at his hotel on Slocan river, half way be-  twee.. Slocan City and Sloe... Crossing. ^ ^^  Dated this 12th day of April. IR97. [April 24lh]  ����*-������_  "J"' ~i r f-^   �������� -a- �����������-  i����������� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAI  __nfliMMJMn>aXHiOn  wVnuatfffUOBWVtearetXMM  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  A. E. Hodgius, city engineer, is making  , an examination of the mains of the Consumers' AVater Works'company, i'or the  purpose of reporting upon the condition  of the same to the council, lie has also  instructed Messrs. Spencer anci Hipperson  to make an independent report upon the  condition of the company's pipes.  The bank of British North America has  opened a branch in Slocan City. ��� This is  the fifth branch that the bank of B. N. A  has opened iu West Kootenay within the  past year.  John A. Turner will discharge tlie duties  of treasurer of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society during the absence  from the city of A. if. Clements.  Robt.r McKay, a miner, was instantly  killed by a falling tree on Monday. In  company with John McKae, McKay was  engaged,in clearing'out tlie old government trail between Eagle and 1!) creeks,  and was caught by a falling tree. McKay  came to this district from Nanaimo about  ' a year ago. A brother. working at the  Ainsworth concentrator was notified of  the fatality.  Mrs. E. 0. Arthur, of this, city, has  passed her examination before the British Columbia Medical council at Victoria,  and is therefore qualified to practice medicine in this province.  Arrangements have been perfected between Hector McRae and the owners of  the Poorman group for the floating of the  mines into a stock company. The mines  will probably be stocked for $250,000, of  ���which $50,000 will be reserved for development work. The new company will  shortly issue a prospectus.  Otto Duevel secretary of the German  Mining & Milling company, and Otto  Jahn, a trustee of the same company, were  in Nelson this week on their way to the  company's properties on Goat creek. The  company has seven claims along Goat  creek, including the Mountain Belle group  of four claims. For two years the com-  ��� pany has been quietly working its property,'the principal work being a 800-foot  tunnel on the Mountain Belle group, but  no attempt has been made to ship ore.  A mining expert accompanied Duevel aud  Jahn to the property this week.  The directors of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital acknowledge with  thanks'the following contributions: G. 0.  Buchanan, 3 pounds tea; Charles'Lohmer,  checker board; J. A. Ryan, $-1; the collection boxes, $8.00; Mrs. Hodson, marina-'  lade; and the ladies' aid, IS nightshirts.  Messrs. Dobney and Parker of Rossland,  have secured a bond on the mineral claim  Kootenay Lake, situated on the east side  side of Kootenay Lake, about li miles below Pilot Bay. The claim was formerly  held by the oflicers and crew of the  steamer Kokanee, known as the steamboat gang.  ��� An attempt is being made to organize a  local lodge of the Knights of Pythias in  this city.  Messrs. McVicar and Dawes have eight  men washing on their hydraulic property  on -ID creek, and everything looks favorable to a successful season's work. As the  indications are that there will be less  water this year than formerly, it is the  intention of the management to make but  one clean-up. The water will probably  last till the first week iu July. Having  secured a five years'lease of the ground  Messrs. McVicar and Dawes have undertaken some rather expensive w/jrk for the  purpose of facilitating the working of the  ground.  Seneca G. Ketchum has been appointed  city . policeman. If there is anything in  a name he should make a good officer.  Thursday morning John Miles was sentenced to three months imprisonment by  Judge Forin for assaulting Mrs. McDonald of the Stanley house. The complaint  in the case was laid by police officer Seneca G. Ketch um, but Airs, McDonald did  not press for a convictiou. Had Mrs. McDonald entered the complaint Judge Forin  said he would have given Miles the full  penalty of two years for his offense.  Miles will go to Kamloops, as his sentence  calls for hard labor.  To the wife of Edmund Hinkliug, of this  city, there was born a daughter Thursday  morning.  The steamer Kokanee will hereafter  make a Monday trip to the townsites of  Lardo and Argenta at the head of Kootenay lake. The Lardo-Duucan country  will be extensively prospected this summer and the freight and passenger business offering is not to be sneezed at.  The steamer Ainsworth will make regular trips between Kaslo aud Bonner's  Ferry. There is a great deal of business  offering on this route and the owners of  the Ainesworth consider that there is  more money in it for them than in competing with theC. P. ii. and International  companies for the business between Nelson and Kaslo. The Ainsworth will leave  Kaslo every Monday and Thursday.  A. H. Clements, city treasurer, left this  week on a trip to his former home in  Treemore, Ontario. Mr. Clements was at  one time a member of the Treemore municipal council.  Thoburn Allau, formerly secretary of  the C. 6c R. Steam Navigation company,  is on his way to Ottawa on a holiday trip.  When he returns to the province Mr. Allan  will take up his residence in Victoria,  having secured a secretaryship with the  Lillooet, Fraser River 6c Cariboo Gold  Fields company.  During, the first 12 days of the present  month there was exported from the Slocan via Revelstoke l;"3iJ tons of ore, valued  at $10,187, Of this the Idaho contributed  :15 tons, valued at $0,551; tlie Slocan Star  00 tons, valued at $1,002, and the Enter-  pise, on  Ten-mile creek,   10   tons valued  at $-1,002. It will be seen from the above  figures that the product of these properties lumped together; average more than  $100 per ton.  ' Robert Ince was appointed temporary  policeman this week by mayor Houston.  The city council has entered upon the  work of collecting traders' licenses from  all those who have not paid the same to  the provincial government for the first  half of the present year.  J. A. Gilker lias.put a plate glass front  in his Baker street store, and has built an '  addition i'or the better handling of the  business of the postoflice. When the new  drawers arrive Nelson will have the neatest postoflice in Kootenay.  John R. Campbell, who has been in the  employ of W. F. Teet/.el & Co. i'or the  past year, will commence business on his  own account next week at Quart/. Creek.  He will be the first druggist in Quart/.  Creek and will no doubt mtike the.business go.  AV. G. McMynn, the Grand Forks constable who shot a prospector named R. J.  Hood in front of the record office, has  been committed to stand his trial on a  charge of shooting  with  intent to kill.  He was ollowed his liberty on his own security in the sum of $200.  WILLIAM    GODFREY  STEAM   BOILER   MAKER  Dealers in Engines, Boilers, Ore Cur.-;, and all  kinds of  Machinery, new and second hand.   Machinery  put in place at the plant.  ADDRESS   -   :   NELSON". 11. ('.  C_   IE.  DOT"Y"  ,    .E^A-SLO.,   B.C.  TECT  COKHKSl'ONDICNCK SOLICITK.D.  ARCH  COUNTY  SITTING.  Silting of the county courl of Kootenay will be holden  at the court house. City of Nelson, on the .ilith day of  Mav instant, al II o'clock in the forenoon.  15. T. II. SIM PICIXS, Acting Iteuistrar of Court.  Dated this llth day of May, A. 1). 1SD7. |May I5lh|  DSTOTICE  It. II. Trueinan, Ppolofcraphcr. of Vancouver,  will lie  iu Nelson  for a short   time  on  May 17th,   with  photographic lent.   This is your opportunity  for good work.  The Nelson  Electric Light Company, Limited, offers one thousand  shares of its capital   stock   at .par,   $ro   per  be used   in  its   full    capacity,  seventeen   shares  share.  increasing  lights  )  lie power.     The inten  of   16 candle   power.     The  35 cents per month, nand  the ex-  The proceeds will  the company's plant, which is now running at  The company has issued eighteen hundred and  of its capital stock, and its earnings are now over  $400 per month net, sufficient to pay 12 per cent on the capital invested,   besides placing  10 per cent in  reserve for betterments.  The   plant   is   operated   by water   power,  and   the  capacity of  the  present works is about  1200 lights of 16 candle power.     The intention  is to   increase   the capacity to   3000  net earnings from  each   light is now  pense of operating each  light 20 cents  per month.  The company's management expect to install 1000 additional  lights before October 1st of this year,' and estimate the net earnings  from each light will be increased to 40 cents per month and the expense of operating each light will be reduced to 15 cents per month.  Based on this estimate, the net earnings of the company will be $S8o  per month,  or over 30 per cent on  the capital  invested.  All the shares so far issued are owned by people who  erty owners in Nelson, and only two of the shareholders  residents.  Applications   for   shares   will   be   received   by the  the following terms:     One-third of  the par value to be   paid  ment, one-third  in  thirty davs,  and  one-third in sixty days.  JOHN HOUSTON,  President Nelson   Electric Light Company,   Ltd.  May  1st,   1987.  ire   prop-  are   non-  undersigned  on a I  on  ot-  Nelson,   B. C.  Novelties  Dress Coods  Novelties  il  Cloves  We have opened up a large collection  of Spring1 Novelties, comprising" Dress  Trimmings, Laces, Veilings, Gloves,  and Hosiery. We are also showing a  splendid assortment of choice designs  in Fancy, Printed, Brocade, Ombre and  Shot Silks. These goods are suitable  for blouees, dresses and trimmings in  every fashionable color.  A carload of Stoves and Tinware, two carloads of General Groceries,  a carload of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour and meals, a large consignment  of Crockery and Glassware, and have to arrive in a few days a carload  of Wire Nails (which we quote at specially low prices), and a carload  of Mixed Groceries from the east.. A few specialties just in: Patterson's Cream Sodas, Lovegrove's English Jellies in tins~the finest in the  world-California Bar Sugar, Jams and Jellies in pails at 75 cents and  $1 each. A large consignment of Fancy Biscuits, "Schilling's best" Tea,  extra fine quality; Snider's and Blue Label Catsup, Creamery Butter in  1, 2, 5, and 10-pound tins. Also a supply of Garden Seeds and Lawn  Grass.   Miners' and Prospectors' supplies a specialty.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  /V;, ��,��<;.  !il  ayers 5u  Call on or Write  A Magnificent line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, and West of  England Trouserings, suitable for spring wear.  A special feature of Fancy Worsted Suitings.  BAKER STREET, NELSON  We are just placing in stock the finest line of READY MADE. CLOTHING  ever brought into the city  HONEST WELL MADE GARMENTS  that will give satisfaction.  An entirely new stock of FELT HATS AND CAPS  in the latest styles and makes  Men's  Sprhs  Hats  ustzelsoidt,   b. o.  Msq's  Spring  fteckwear  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IIKAMUCH   IN  Shelf aqd Heavy Hardware  Stoves, Crankeware,  Miners' Supplies  You are invited to examine the latest and  most complete stock of  This  Weed's Arrivals  One Car Stoves   One Car Pipe  One Car WJixed Hardware   Oqe Car Nails  Building Paper, Lod\s an_d Knobs, Picks, Shovels, Anvils, Bellows  Baker Street, Nelson.  Having purchased'for spot cash the entire stock of Men's Furnishings formerly carried by Fred Williamson on Baker Street,  I am offering them at greatly reduced prices in order to clear  them off with a rush. This is no fake reduction sale. Call and  see the <roods.     The stock is complete in every line.  Baker and Ward Sts. FKED    STEVENSON  If so we can save you a day's pay on Men's Working Shoes at $2.50 per pair.   We keep everything.  P. Q. Store, J. A. Gilker's, 18 and 2Q Baker Street, Nelson  ~~ 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.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded. ,  m  >r_  WW  SMsT  m  �� ���vi  p.-v I


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