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 mm  m&  X7  " ' '   p-  ���"���   '  Has Mines that are  Paying Dividend:, ~'��.y-int  dreds of Properties that can be Made' '������''    Jl'~->l'avy  Dividend Paying Mines.  Has   a   Mineral   Output'   of  Upwards    ot   One  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  '  In   The   Year  SIXTH   YEA_R.---.Nr0. 2D.  NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  .MAT  21, LS98.  TWO   DOLLARS  A YEAR,  CHANU-E3   IN   TRADES   LICENSES.  The:  Maximum   License   for   Retail   Traders  Increased .to Twenty-five Dollars.  , By tlie bill to amend the Municipal  Clauses Aot, which was,introduced to the  legislature this week, several changes are  made in the Act respecting the city council's power to (ax traders.  In the Act as it stands the maximum  tax which I lie council could impose upon  retail traders was $."> for every six months.  This has been amended by increasing the  maximum to $2"> dollars. i'or every six  months. It i.s provided that tlie amount  of this license shall be regulated by the  council upon the basis'of superficial floor  space, and the municipality will have  power to discriminate as between various  trades, and to take into consideration the  bulk and value of the goods generally  , kept in stock by the person applying for  any such license, and the locality of the  premises, and to fix and average a sliding  scale for such licenses as may be deemed  expedient.  A change i.s also contemplated in the  law respecting the licenses for hawkers or  puddlers. Under the. present Act the  maximum license for hawkers of all kinds  is set at $50 for every six months. By  the amending bill it is proposed to fix a  tnaximumlieensc at $25 for hawkers engaged in peddling fish, game, or farm  produce. With respect to all other hawkers the maximum remains at $50 for every  six months.     John L. Retallaek as a Minister.  The Kootenaian aud the friends of John  L. Retallaek are urging him to become a  candidate for a seat in the next provincial legislature. The Kootenaian says:  ''It is understood that Mr. Retallaek i.s  entirely satisfactory to the government,  and will have the support of the executive in case of his acceptance of the call."  The fact that .John L. Retallaek is entirely satisfactory to the Turner executive  should be advertised as extensively as possible. Such a handicap should be sufficient to beat a better man and even  a wealthier man than Retallaek. The  friends of good.government in Slocan riding should try conclusions with a candidate who i.s entirely satisfactory to the  electors.    Alexander Henderson, Barrister.  Alexander Henderson, barrister and  government candidate in the city of New  Westminster, was one of the big chiefs at  the Grit convention in New Westminster.  This convention denounced the Turner  government in the strongest possible  manner, and recorded itself as being of  the opinion that its continuance in office  would be detrimental to the general welfare of the province. This happened less  than'a year ago, but Alexander Henderson, barrister, has recanted all this and  accepted the government party's nomination. The faint prospect of $G00 and a  pen knife is sometimes a powerful factor  in determining a political course.  Great Skill in Statecraft.  Tlie Rossland Miner is nursing up a  nomiuatiion.for Dr. Ed win Bowes as the  lukeworm government candidate. Like  D. Li. Young, the doctor screwed $3000 out  of the provincial government i'or local  purposes, aud on account of this he is  credited with having exhibited "political  skill and diplomacy seldom matched in  the history of the province." The government is not popular in, Rossland','aud  the Miner takes care to tell its readers  that the relations between the doctor and  the government are strained. The inference is that in the approaching contest  there will be another political hermophro-  dite to reckon with. ���  Premier Turner's Grit Accomplices.  Premier Turner is doing all he can to  make peace with the Liberals of the province. He ; has even promised if "my  government" is returned to power', that  there shall be two Grits taken into the  cabinet. Up to date "premier Turner has  enlisted the following Grits in his cause:  The boy orator Mclnnes from Nanaimo,  Alexander Henderson, barrister and government candidate at New Westminster,  and Dr. Milne, politician and railway  concession hunter of Victoria. These it  may be announced are mere starters.  The Pride of Slocan City.  "Have secured by signature of the Hon.  J. H. Turner. $.'3500 for the Springer creek  road, which is available at once. D. R.  Young." The foregoing is a copy of a  telegram which,.11). R. Young publishes in  his Slocan City newspaper, it should be  reassuring to the people of Kootenay that  D. R. Young proposes to raise this sum  from the general revenue of the province,  j and not by direct taxation upon the people of Kootenay b5' means of a familiar  system of rallies.  Patterson Nominated Against Booth.  At a convention of the electors of North  Victoria, held at Salt Spring Island, T.  W.Patterson was nominated as the opposition candidate against speaker Booth.  Patterson is an able man, and in view of  the narrow majorities received by Booth  in former contests against weak men, it is  thought that Patterson will have an easy  v i c t. o r y.    Why a Change is Necessary.  It is well within the truth to say that  the electors of Ivootenay are sick of the  Turner government and its policy. They  have had abundant reasons for believing  that the interests of Jvootenay are sub  ordinated to the interests of the flour and  hardware merchants of the coast, who  support the Turner cabinet. The interests of Kootenay therefore demand that  the present government be defeated.  This will not be done by nominating independent candidates. The electors of  Kootenay should refuse to support any  candidate who declines to pledge himself  to oppose the government of premier  Turner. The first point in the game is to  defeat the present government. It will  be time enough after that to squabble  over the question of leadership.  CHAMBERLAIN'S   REASON  Traitors to Kootenay's Interests.  David W. King and 11). R. Young, in  their abuse of the members of the opposition have shown themselves traitors to  the 'interests of Slocan riding. Had it not  been for the magnificent light of the opposition", Southwest Ivootenay would have  had but one member instead of two. To  secure (hat extra member for Slocan riding, the opposition fought twenty-three  consecutive hours, and then, in protest of  the government's unfairness in the manner of conducting the debate, they quit  the chamber in a body, ft was entirely  due to this action on the part of the opposition that the government accorded the  extra, member to southwest Kootenay.  The hired tooters of the government in  Kaslo and Slocan City are slandering the  men . whose action gave the electors of  Slocan an individual voice in the affairs  of the province.  Robert Green as a Candidate.  It is more than likely that the electors  of Slocan riding who are opposed to the  policy of the Turner government will tender a nomination to Robert Green of  Ivaslo. The nomination of the opposition  party in the Slocan is worth having to  the man who is desirous of entering politics, as it means nothing short of election.  In Robert Green the oppositionists would  have a very strong candidate. Ho is  known from one end of the riding to the  other, and what is more to the point in an  election, he is generally liked. Green, if  nominated should beat a candidate like  .John L. Retallaek two to one. Green  would be tlie people's representative, the  other man would represent a clique.  How Reconciliation was Effected.  There was a time when the Yankee  editor of the Colonist was abusing the  Yankee editor of the Kootenaian for presuming to treat upon the politics of the  province.     At   that   time    the . opinions  which the Kootenay Yankee expressed of  the Turner government did not please  the Victoria, Yankee. Time, however,  changed all this. The Ivaslo representative of the Bostoek purist party flopped,  and from his changed position he sees  that the members of the Turner cabinet  and its supporters are all statesmen, anel  the members of the opposition are all  chumps. And the Yankee editor of the  ��� Colonist'and'the Yankee editor of the  Kootenaian have made up and are friends.  The Turner Brand of Patriotism.  Premier Turner is a great patriot. His  patriotism was such that he would not  consent to D. C. Gorbiu building into  Boundary Creek upon any terms. When  the proposal was made in the house that  the Yukon railway contractors, who receive a $.1,000,000 bonus, should be obliged  to employ none but British subjects upon  the work, premier Turner voted against  it. His patriotism may retard the railway development of Yale and Kootenay,  but he is careful to see that it does not interfere with the profits of his railway  promoting friends. For this reason premier Turner is a great patriot.  The Inconsistent Higgins.  David W. Higgins has given the people  of the province additional reason to question his sincerity. After declaring that  he had no eonGdence in the government  nor it's railway policy, he gave a vote in  favor of allowing that same government  to borrow $5,000,000 for the purpose of  bonusing railways. In this case the man  with no confidence in the government  swallowed more than could Joseph Hunter who had much confidence. A house-  full of representatives like ID. W. Higgins  would not help the cause of good government. It is necessary that men should  vote the way they talk.  Postmaster Brown in Politics Again.  Postmaster Brown of New Westminster,  has accepted the nomination of the opposition party of New Westminster. With  Brown in the field it is merely a question,  of what his majority will be. Brown is a  very able politician and very bitter. He  was so much feared in the house by the  Davie-Turner combination that in 180-1  they induced tlie Tupper government to  keep Brown out of the light. Brown's  sole claim for consideration is his ability.  He is not and never could be a popular  man.    The Yank's Whitewashing Brigade.  The overpowering patriotism of premier.  Turner rebelled against any American  being allowed to give the people of Boundary Creek the advantages of railway  connection. For some reason however  the same patriotism did not prevent him  from subsidizing the efforts of Yankee  editors to whitewash the blunders of his  government. This accounts for the circumstance that the keynote sounded by  C. II. Lugrin in the Colonist calls forth  sympathetic echoes from David W. King  in the Kootenaian, and from the ex-  Yankee P. R. Young of Slocan City.  $12.80 per ton. The profit aud loss account shows total receipts from ore sales���  including balance from old company���of  $SI,8o0; interest, $lo7; a total of $81,007.  The expenses Were, for War Eagle mine,  $9-1,038; Crown Point mine, $21,115; Richmond group, $11.73; general expenses, interest, etc., $8521: total 8125,747, showing  a deficit of $11,780 for the year.  Advocates of Chinese Labor.  The Dunsmuir interest is doing its best  to defeat the law which prohibits the employment of Chinese underground in the  coal mines of Vancouver island, if successful in this the next assault will, be  made upon the law preventing the employment of Chinese in the metalliferous  mines of the province. The miners of  Kootenay should remember that a crack  at the Turner government is a. crack at a  pro-Chinese government, which i.s moved  at the pleasure of the Dunsmuirs.  For Making that Remarkable Speech in Favor of an Anglo-Saxon Alliance.  The London correspondent of the New  York Sun in discussing Chamberlain's  speech says: "Had it not been for the  sharp veto of the British government the  United States wotdd have been confronted  several days ago with the difficult problem whether to withdraw Dewey iguom-  inously from thp Philippines or fight combined Europe. J. make this statement on  the authority of two prominent members  of the Salisbury cabinet and its accuracy  is beyond question. Moreover it falls far  short of conveying an adequate idea of  their manifold'perils, plots and counterplots which the situation contains.  "The proposition to .send a demand to  Washington to limit the campaign to the  West Indies and to enforce the demand  with the combined fleets, came to the  British government from three powers, J  speak on the highestauthority when I say  that it was rejected by the unanimous  voice of the British cabinet. Moreover, I  violate no confidence in saying that the  ministry was equally unanimous in favor  of granting the United States the fullest  British support in resisting any interference from neutral powers.  "It should be explained that the idea of  European interference Was not prompted  by any really friendly sentiments for  Spain. Continental Europe is convinced  that the complete downfall of Spain is a  foregone conclusion, [t is expected that  she will be stripped of all her possessions  outside her domestic borders, as the result  of the war. The powers are already discussing the division of the spoils among  themselves. The points whereon they  agree are that the United States shall retain nothing outside the West Indies, and  Great Britain shall get nothing, least of  all the Philippines. In fact the attitude  of Europe may now best be described not  as anti-British, but as broadly hostile to  the Anglo-Saxon race.  When Henderson was a Liberal.  Alexander Henderson, barrister, was a  member of the committee appointed by  the Liberal convention' to draft a platform. He assisted in contributing the  following planks: "We denounce the  Turner administration, which has justly  forfeited the confidence of the people of  this province by its reckless squandering  of the public, revenue; its alienation of  the public lands by grants to railway promoters and private speculators (notably  the grant to the Cassiar Central Railway  Company); its system of class 'taxation;  its encouragement of monopolies; its open  support of Oriental labor; and its peisist-  ent attempts to encourage sectional jealousies between the island and mainland,  for political purposes. And we denounce  the practice of ministers of the crown1  making use of their official positions to  promote tbeir private interests by associating their names with mining and other  speculative companies." The same man  is now a government candidate in New  Westminster. , ���  The King Can do no Wrong. >  The Turner government has negatived  the resolution moved by Mr. Williams  "That the government in granting the  lands to the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Company exceeded the powers conferred by the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Rail way Subsidy Act, 1S92." That the  ��� government did exceed its powers was  clearly shown in the debate, but as the  passing of such a resolution would be a  vote of censure, the government's mechanical, majority voted it down.: Even the  versatile Dr. Walkem, who early in the  session declared that the. government  would require a bill of indemnity for its  action in the matter, voted with the government. The division was as follows:  For���Messrs. Williams, Semlin, Cotton,'  Ivellie, Graham, Sword, Kennedy, Hume,  Forster, Macpherson, Kidd and Vedder���  .12.'. Against���Messrs. Turner, Baker, Pooley, Eberts, Bryden, Rogers, Hunter, Martin. Huff, Adams, Stoddart, McGregor,  Braden, Mutter, Smith  and Walkem��� 1(5. j  The War Eagle's Year.  Tlie report of the War. Eagle Consolidated Company shows that during the  year 1897, the total quantity of ore raised  was- 5111 tons. The assay values were  5179 ounces gold, 17,809 ounces silver and  27S,.'31(i pounds of copper; an average of  0.0(5 ounces gold and 3.29 ounces silver per  ton, and 2.0 per cent copper. On. this assay basis, counting silver at G0A cents and  copper at 10^' cents, the total value of the  ore would be $1.17,032, or $27.28 per ton.  The gross value returned by smelters was  $125,527, or $23.01. per ton, and the net return, less smelting charges; was $09,578, or  CHANGES ;iN   THE' VOTER'S   LIST.  MacArthur-Forrest Process in New Zealand.  The colony of New Zealand has notonly  admitted the validity of the iMacArtliur-  Forrest patents on the use of cyanide of  potassium for the extraction of gold; but  the government has gone further and  bought the patents from the Australian  Gold Recovery Company. The colony did  not, however, make this purchase for the  benefit of the miners, but in order to derive a revenue therefrom. All mine  owners using or proposing, to use the cyanide process are required to take out  licenses from the mining warden of the  district and to pay royalties on the gold  obtained. The tax is arranged on a sliding  scale, I J, per cent being charged on the  product does not exceed ��'���> per ton ; 2 per  cent when it is between ��3 and CI;  and 21 per cent on all values over �� I per  ton. The royalty would therefore bo .15  cents per ton on $10 ore, while on $20 ore  it would amount to 50 cents per ton. A.  system of monthly reports is provided  lor, anil monthly payments are required.  The regulations are not favorably regarded, the mine-owners objecting quite  as much to the  powers given  to the min-  Provision Made for the Addition and Erasion  of Names of Voters.  Among the important amendments  made to the Provincial Elections'Act were  several moved by the attorney general.  Those affecting the voters' list i'or the approaching campaign are:  22. It shall be the duty of each collector of votes to transfer and enter upon  his register of votes the names of all persons who on or prior to the date of the  issue of the writ of election for a. general,  election, shall have sent in tlieir claim to  vdte,and shall have complied with the  requirements of sections II and 15 of the  Provincial Elections Act, notwithstanding that such names may not have been  posted for two mouths as required by subsection (c) of section II of the Provincial  JSlections Act.  (1.) Each collector shall forthwith post  up in hi.s office a list of all names so transferred to the register of votes, and a copy  thereof shall be placed in some conspic-  ious place on the outside of the door of  such office:  (2). Any voter may, by written notice  to the collector to be given not less than  eighteen days before the election, object,  (stating the ground of such objection) to  the retention of any name or names entered under the authority of this section  upon the register, and it shall bo the duty  of such collector forthwith to cause written notice of such objection to be mailed  to the person whose vote is objected to,  and that he will hear and decide such objection on a day to be named by the collector in such notice.  ���   (3).   The collector shall hold a court on  the tenth day before the election (not being Sunday, a.nd if Sunday then on  the  ninth day) for the purpose of hearing aud  deciding all  objections, notice of  which  have   been   given   as    aforesaid    to   the  retention  of  the   names   on the register  under   authority   of   this   section,   and  at   such    court   shall   retain ��� name   on  the    register    of   voters   or    erase    it  therefrom   according   to    Jaw.    .Compliance   with   sections   1-.I.   and    15   of   the  Provincial Elections Act shall be prima  facie  evidence   entitling    tlie   voter   to  have hi.s name retained on the register.  (-1.)   Any person dissatisfied  with  the  decision of the collector of votes in leaving any name oil', or placing auy name on  the   register,   may,    within  "forty-eight  hours after  the decision complained of,  give written notice to the collector of appeal  to   the county court judge- having  jurisdiction in .the district, and such judge  ow'&ny   acting   judo's  shall   theveupon  forthwith hear aud  determine such appeal, and may direct the name in question  to be retained or omitted, as the case may  require.    The judge, or acting judge, shall  be at once notified of suchappeal, and the  same shall  be  brought on for hearing at  the earnest time when the judge can sit  to dispose of the .same,-which he may do  in  a summary maimer, and in default of  being so  brought on shall be deemed to  ���have been abandoned.   An appeal shall  not stay the collector iii completing or  certifying his register, or in doing or completing  any other   matter or   thing' required by law, but after so completing or  certifying his register he shall amend the  same if the decision of the court of appeal  should require it.  The Fern Mine. .  W. M. Brewer, traveling correspondent  of the Engineering and Mining Journal,  gives the following description, of the  Fern mine: The structure of the ore body  is a fissure vein in a poryphyrite dike;  both walls are well defined, and the foot-  wall with a gouge of selvage quite regular  and persistent, but the hanging-wall in  places has faulted. The ore body at these  faults has beeu cut off, but the gouge, a'  few inches in thickness on the foot-wall,  is not disturbed, and by following it the  vein has been found, so far as present  workings show, to assume its normal conditions. The ganeue is quartz, thoroughly oxidized, at least near the surface, but  in the third and four tli levels carrying a  large proportion of its value in sulphur-  ets. Small.bodies of very high grade ore  exposed occasionally, but the average will  yield about $10 per ton in the mill. The  thickness of the vein so far exposed varies  from 3 inches to 3 feet; there are three  ore chutes exposed, which afford a total  length of.stoping ground about 200 leet,  with the length of each drift about 100  feet, as opened on three levels. The fourth  level i.s being opened by a crosscut tunnel  from ou a line with the tramway.  Government Party  premier Turner is  a Unit.  So far premier Turner is the only government candidate who has been nominated upou the mainland. He will accept  the nomination of the government supporters in Cliilliwhack riding. There are  other candidates who will make the race  for the government in mailand constituencies, but so far, iu view of the government's unpopularity, they have deemed  it best to call themselves independents.  Ivootenay should beware of so-called independents.   Grand Forks Aldermen.  An exceedingly hot election for aldermen took place at Grand Forks on l-Yiday  last, there being nine candidates in the  field. The names of the .successful candidates are L. A. Manly, Peter McCallum,  anil Maurice O'Connor for the north ward,  and Fred Knight, .). W. .Jones and M. D.  White for the south ward.  Gladstone's Biography.  Just when  Gladstone's  physicians per-.  emptorily ordered  him   to stop all   work,1'  the aged  statesman  had  begun liis long-  delayed  and often abandoned   autobiography.   This is  regarded  as an irretrievable ioss, as nothing   that another writer  can do will  take  the  place ol   Mr. Gladstone's work hy himself. I  ing wardens to supervise their business as  to the amount of royalty. The regulations are very strictly drawn, aud a system of fines and penalties for any infringement of the rules is provided. While  the MacArthur-Forrest patents have been  upheld in a few other countries, New  Zealand is tlie only one where they have  actually received government , support  and have been made a government,  monopoly.'  The Way It Was Received at Midway.  Midway   Advance:   In   a   recent  issue  the Nelson Ti?muxio voices the sentiments  of a majority of the people in the province,  and confirms the forecast made by tlie'Advance in its last issue,'when it was stated  that giving another member to Kootenay  did not materially effect the question of  true representation.   What was needed  was not an increase of  members in  the  provincial legislature, but a readjustment  of the constituencies, so that the voting  population of the province would stand  upon an equal footing, and not as at present, wherein one man in one part of the  province has  four  times as much representation as man in another part of the  province    under   precisely    similar   conditions.  The Legislature Finishes its Business.  Tlie provincial legislature concluded its  business Thursday evening at 10 o'clock,  when all members joined in singing the  national anthem. There will be a lively  scattering of members for their respective  constituencies with a view to getting in  shape for the approaching campaign. Jn  closing up. the proceedings of the house  premier Turner made several promises re-  'speoting railway construction. Although  the contractor's agreement does not say  so. Jie promised that the railway from the  Stickine to Teslin lake will be built at  once. With respect to the Boundary  Creek railway ho said that the road from  Vernon to Penticton and Boundary Creek  would be in operation inside of twelve  months.   The Greatest Bridge in the World.  The Japanese authorities contemplate  the erection across the Strait of Shimon-  oseki of a bridge to connect thelvingsu  aud Samyo railways, from Shimonoseki  to Hiogo, thus enabling travel to proceed  without any interruption from the southern extremity of Kinsui to the extreme  north of the mainland. As the strait referred to is about a mile in width, with a  currsni" oi'tfn rL'Muing eight miles an hour,  and as the bridge must be built so as to  allow the passage of the largest steamships beneath it, the structure will if successfully completed, present an engineering feat so far unequalled of its kind in  the world.   ���    ��� .    ���       '-,'���'  Helmcken's Kick on the Civil Service.  The policy of the Turner government in  filling the several departments of the civil  service up with importations from the  old -country- has called forth a protest  from a government member in the house.  Mr. Helmcken moved a resolution, the effect of which was that, in filling appointments the people of JBritish Columbia  should be given a chance. Of course the  resolution did not meet with the approval  of premier Turner, and after some backing and' filling, Mr. Helmcken intimated  that he did not wish to hurt the premier's  feelings and \the resolution was withdrawn. ��� ���    , ~  The War Record.  Turkey, partly from necessity and partly, from choice, is the most warlike of  European nations. Her record from the  beginning of the century to the end of  1890 was 37 years of war to 59 of peace;  Spain, with 31 years of war to 05 of peace,  has second place; then comes France,  with 27 years of war and 09 of peace. Russia during the 9(5 years, had 24 years of  war; Italy, 23; England, 21 : Austro-IIun-  gary, 17: the Netherlands. II; Germans'  (exclusive of Prussia), .13; Prussia, 12;  Sweden, 10; Portugal, 12; and Denmark, 9.  There was peace for European- powers  during the periods of I8U51S, 1811-17, 1879-  81, and from 18S0 up to the war betwen  Turkey and Greece.  CITY   COUNCIL   MEETING.  Plan to be Considered for Diverting Several  Small ��� Streams of Water.  At the eighteenth regular meeting of  the council held on Monday afternoon the  city engineer was granted an extension of  time in which to submit an estimate of  the cost of opening up Ward street, between Baker and Silica streets.  Wilfred Cookson had a communication  before the council asking that the water  running through hi.s lots ou the corner of  Stanley aud Observatory streets be' diverted, as he desires to build on the property. There was a general discussion  upon the advisability of gathering up a  number of the small streams which at  present cutthrough the city, aud turning  them into Cottonwood Smith creek. It is  likely that some sucli steps will be taken.  In the meantime'the communication of  Cookson was referred to the public works  committee.  An application from M. Scully for permission to take sand from Hall street, between Latimer and Hoover streets, was '  referred to the city engineer.  The council granted thirteen members  of the fire department permission to be  absent from the city on May 21th, in order  that' they may attend the firemen's tournament at Kaslo.  By-law No. 31, to amend the Special  Rate By-law No. 21, was reconsidered and  finally adopted.  The third readings of by-laws Nos. 32,  33. 31,  and  35 were postponed until  the1  next regular meeting of the council.  The matter of repairing and strength- .  ening Vernon street bridge was  referred  to the public works committee.  John Miles was appointed a deputy of  the chief of police for the purpose of enforcing the dog tax by-law upon the basis  of a commission of V2_ per cent on the  proceeds of licenses taken out at his instance.  Tlie following accounts were passed and  ordered paid:  Arch Campbell, foreman on streets 5 10 00  Uodford Thompson, work on street,-'     '27 50  William lioetoi. n n      ................ '27 50  A. W. Maxwell ���        2 50  .1. WiNon ,, .i             I(i 25  O.K. Stewart        '       ���- ...          10 25  K. MclCay, balance on ])ound account     10 25  .lames D. MclJhee, work on streets       3 75  William Hourpco ������" ������           11 10.-  Ncil I>arraugh ,. i      3 75  David Woods      '        ..'....      ,.      .  ..  .5 00  II. II. Avery, foreman  ..............    17 00  Robert Hay,   work on' streets '...'     22 00  CliU'Wado' ��� ,       23 75-  .C. O. Tudor ..- ...     29 10  II. McCiluc m ������     12 00  H. Stutter ��� ..'���     ......................29 55  John ITorton ,. ,.       .......: : .....20 00  W. West ,r ii     ,       8 75  George Young        ���. ���       .'. ������<���.      .....................      8 75  Larry O'Neill n i.     S 75  M. Stanton .. i '-..      8 75  I'M ward Clarke      m  '.'..:' ..'   .7 50  T. .If. Hitikc -., . -,. '       1 25  John McC'ardia, sidewalks     II 55  John Denial. ����� ��� ..< 20 25  John Ellis, sewers.......'     25 55  T. Mclsaacs    ,���',   -..     10 10  ���  John Houston, salary to May loth     ICC GO  John Klliot, city solicitor's charges  250 00  Lawrence Hardware Co., waterworks repairs       0 00  Lawrence Hardware Co., water connections ......    72 08  Ilebdcn & Heudei). water connections..     13 05  M. Scully, brick for sewers.....     GG 10  Tribune Publishing Co., printing and advertising.    51 70  Holbrook & Chase, scavengoring        1 00  William Clurd & Co., dog tags :. :.'       5 80  Sunday's Drowning Accident.  Frederick} James Russell and John  Hutcheson were drowned in Kootenay  river Sunday afternoon. The unfortunate  young men were capsized out of 'a. canoe  while opposite the N. 6c F. S. railway-  depot and in eudeavoring to make the  shore, about 200 yards distant, they were  drowned. Russell was an orphan. He  was IS years old, and resided with hi.s  uncle and aunt, Air. and Mrs. J. Jamiesou,  on Water street. Hutcheson was an Englishman 20 years of age. His 'parents reside in 'Oxford, England. He came to  Nelson about two years ago.  To Nominate on Wednesday.  On Wednesday next the members of  the opposition will nominate a candidate  for the Rossland riding of West Jvootenay!  Rossland as the largest.voting centre, will  dominate the convention. The Rossland  delegates go into convention without'instructions. They are: James Wilks, Arthur Dtttton, II. R. Dunlop, W. Bestwick,  F. W. Holt, Wilson Pyper, M. Macey. C.  (.). Lalonde, .!. McLaren, A. II. MacNeill,  W. K. .McNeill, .1. A. Kirk, J. H. Robinson.  .1. E. Saucier, Charles JMar.slia.il. Thomas  Tarker, II. P.' McCraney. J. 10. Taylor.  Organized Labor Denounces Turner.  At the meeting of the Rossland Trades  and Labor council held Tuesday , night,  when representatives of all the trades  unions were present, the council decided  solidly to oppose the government and to  support any candidate the oppositionists  might select.      ���_   Registering Voters at Kuskonook.  So far fifty votes have been  registered  from Kitskonook, and fully one hundred  will be added.   This shows up well  new town  like this, aud  w  comes  they  will vote to a  more  for a  time  len  the  man  in  throwing out the powers that.  Cutting Down tho Estimate.  Estimates' of the output of gold from  the Klondyke for the current year are beginning to contract. The latest estimate  by a Dominion ollicial is set at $8,000,000.  It has come down all the way front' $30,-  000,000.  _  The First Campaign Lie.  The story circulated by the government  organs that Thomas Forster lias been rejected by the electors of Delta in favor of  .John Oliver i.s denied by Oliver himself.  The convention has not yet been held.  ^.,5f!TO;^>S>SsMMi���!fe,��,  .. ....   _.|-lil;.->  :i." ������.ii*;-   isfcfsffi  rWaffijHP^JMS^^Sffliiilf  m  '';m:'^.^  &B& THE  TEIBUNE:   .NELSON,  E. C.  SATURDAY,  MAY :>1,   1S!)S.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  Thihu.ve I'um.i.-iiii.vti Cijmi'a.vy. and will l:'<- maiifil  to siib-criber.s on payment of Two Doi.t. \!:s a year.  No subscription taken for le-.s than a year.  IIKGUJjAII  ADV.'.RTIHKMK.VTS  printed at the  fol-  ,    lowing rates:    One inch,   S3i5 a year:  two inehc.-,  ��00  a   year;   three   incho- $S1 a vcir: four' inchcn.  S9ti a year; live ii.clic-:, ��111.1 a year: .-.i.x inuhu.i and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch per month. ���  TRANSIENT AUVKIITISKMKXTS 20 cents a line for-  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Birl.h,  marriage, and death notice:- free.  LOOAL OH KKADIXO .MATTER NOTIONS 25 .ccnu- a  line each insertion.  JOB PKINTINO ut fair rales. All aocounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THK TltllHJNK. Nelson. H.C.    remier Turner, the electors of theprov-    the  past year,  $4-1,2-18.2;).   These  figures  rJlR; trtihjxk is published on Saturdays, by tiik    ince   will  have achance  to record   their    do not speak very well  for the  business  votes without running the risk of having    ability  of finance  minister Turner.    He  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA UAL? & KOI! IX���Physicians and Surgeon:-.   Rooms  3, 1 and 5, Higelow block, Xelson.  Telephone 12.  DR.   J.   A.   AR."USTRON"r.-l.ovenimi'!il   Veterinary  Inspector.    Treats disea-es of all doinc-iio animals.  All slock inspected al Xelson.   Nol-011, B. ('.  DR. J. W. Ql'INLAN. JiKXTI.ST- Ofliee:  Mara Uli.i-k,  Maker Hi reel, Xelson.  J. II. IIOIjMKS, O. K.-Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. O. box 82, ICaslo, Jl. C.  w.  A.  II.   IIOLIJICII-Analylifal Chemisl  and  As-  Victoria street, Xelson.  T C. GWILLIM. B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOIIXSOX. H.A.Se.  " ��� ���Mining Kngineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, B. C. ������  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NK1.SOX LOI1G fi, XO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KXtttUTS OK PVTrifAS- Xelson Lodge. So, 25,  Ivnights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall. Macdonald block, confer of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited to attend.-  John J. Malum-:,.C. C.  Gicougk PAKTmnc;.-:, K. of R. & S.  ��to "Qtvilnme*  SATURDAY   MORNING.  21, 189S  Ox Monday afternoon   che city council  will, doubtless   put   through   their   final  stages the four money by-laws, and  they  will then be ready to be submitted to the  ,   people for approval or rejection.  All four  are by-laws which can   be  recommended  to the favorable consideration of the ratepayers.    The lirst  in  order is the waterworks   extension   by-law   by   which   the  ratepayers will  be asked   to sanction the  borrowing of $10,000  for the  purpose of  extending the presentwaterworkssystem.  The second, known as  the cemetery bylaw, calls for  the borrowing of $r>00(> for  the  purchase of land and the  laying of  the same out for cemetery purposes.   The  third  is  the  electric light by-law under  which   the  ratepayers  will   be  asked  to  sanction   the  purchase of  the "plant and  franchise of  the  Nelson    Electric   Light  Company, Limited, at a   price  not to exceed $-10,000.    The  last on   the  list is the  sewer by-law, by which it  is  proposed to  borrow $10,000 for the purpose of extending the sewerage system.    With respect  to three of the  by-laws  i.s  is absolutely  necessary  that  the  objects of the same  should be carried  out, and in  the case of  the remaining.one���the  electric light bylaw���it is highly desirable that it should  be   favorably    considered.    The   amount  represents the, maximum price which the  corporation shall be called upon to  pay  should it decide within the year to purchase the plant and  franchise of the company.    The city at present has what may  be looked upon in the nature of a bond  upon the light company's property, and  it is desirable that the deal be made under  it, since  it is  not likely any such-favorable terms will ever again be presented.  The net earnings of the  light company  are   now,   roughly   speaking,   $1000   per  month, so that, upon the basis'-of $40,000,  the 'purchase of the company's plant and  franchise   is   an excellent  move for  the  city.   Borrowed for a term of 20 years at  it per cent, the total charge to   the  city  interest    and   sinking   fund    upon    the  ' $40,000, would be $-1000 in round figures,  and   against  this  indebtedness   the  city  city   would   acquire   a dividend   paying  business capable of earning over $10,000  per year,    ft  means  that  the city shall  obligate itself'to pay $1000 for 20 years to  receive an asset which will earn  at least  $10,000 per year as long as Nelson lasts.  the secrecy of their ballots disclosed by  unscrupulous; officials. On the motion to  kill the secret ballot bill the coaimitt.ee  divided as follows: Foi���Messrs. Huff,  Smith, Mutter, Baker, Turner, Martin.  Adams, Pooley. Uberts, Rogers, Hryden,  Hunter���12. Against���Messrs. Kennedy,  Hume, Vorster, Macpherson, Kidd, Sword,  Tedder. Williams, Semlin, Cotton. Helm-  cken, Graham, and Braden��� \S.  '"W'li do  assert, however,   that  it  was  " premature to start a line from Bute h\-  ���' let, aud for hundreds of miles traverse  " a count, y which can  never  be made a  " desirable one, or be able to produce suf-  '��� ficient traffic to pay oven  for the axle  '��� grease to operate it.    It is  not yet an-  '" noum-ed whether the land and the$1000  " are to go hand iu hand, and which would  ���'' be as wild a scheme as' ever was   pro-  ".moted for stock jobbing purposes.    The  "Bute   InleMsJuesnelle  railway  is  not a  " pressing  necessity,  aud   none know it  '��� better than those  who  for  years  past  "' have been  toying with it. and Ijtirden-  ",ing the government to  their fullest ex-  " tent."   Tho above was.the comment of  the Vancouver World one year ago, when  the Turner government proposed to subsidize  the British Pacific railway.    The  government   did   just   what   the World  feared it would do, and it re-enacted  the  legislation  again   this session, but  there  hus not been a whimper out of the World.  The crime is jusc as great, but the elections   are at  hand,  and   the   Vancouver  World   would   sooner   see   the  province  plundered out of $920,000 and untold acres  of land,  rather than   it  should  lose  its  chance of securing a few hundred dollars  out of the treasury for government advertising at fancy prices.  Tn a Kootenaian says that theSlocan has  no other interests at Victoria than those  of the miner, and it proposes that John  L. Ketallack shall represent such interests,  and at the same time give a cordial support  to the Turner government. Had it not  been forced by the opposition, the government would not have given the electors  of Slocan riding the right of individual  representation in the legislature. It will  be strange if the electors of Slocan have  not more manhood than to kiss the hand  which sought to rob them of their rights.  Tin-: electors of Nelson and Slocan ridings should not forget that it was not until the opposition had made a fight for 23  hours against the redistribution bill that  the government consented to give Southwest Kootenay a second member. Justice  was not done to Kootenay because the  government wished to do it, but because  it was forced to. '  presented the electors with a statement a  year ago of the amount which would be  required for the current expenses of the  province, and now at the close of the year  he has to increase this amount more than  one-fourth, by asking for an additional  amount of $101,-102. There were no extraordinary expenditures. Theadvance represents merely the natural increases due  to the fact that the affairs of the province  are in the hands of extravagant and incapable men. Finance minister Turner  made a guess at the probable expenses of  the province and he missed the mark by  $-101,-10.1.81 -that's all.  Tiikrk are plenty of. opposition candidates available in Hossland, and in view  of this it is not likely that the so-called  independents, with well known government leanings, will receive much consideration, it is conceded on all sides that  Joseph Martin would make the strongest  possible candidate, and an effort will be  made to induce him to accept the nomination at a convention to be held in Rossland on May 2:3th. Martin is we 1,1 known  throughout the Boundary Creek district,  and for this reason he is stronger than a  purely, local Rossland candidate would be.  It looks as if Col. Baker and Chinese  Martin will have to walk the plank. The  dissatisfaction against them as members  of the cabinet lias broken out again, and  the statement is openly made thar. iJieir  continued presence in thecabinetimperils  tlie government's chance of re-election.  This i.s what Dr. Walkem says in the  Wellington Knterprise. and readers  should remember that Dr. Walkem is now  an active government supporter: "We  " contend, and we flatter ourselves that  " we represent the feeliugs of the govern-  " ment supporters both in and out of the  " house, that the time has come when  " some changes iu the cabinet should be  " made. It is also contended by some  " that to deprive some of the members of  " the cabinet of their portfolios is to lose  " the respective, constituencies which  " they represent. In answer to that con-  '��� tention we can only say better far to  " lose one or two seats than to imperil the  " entire government party by going to  "lhe country with a cabinet which i.s  "unpopular." Dr. Walkem agrees that  it i.s time for a change.  TEH   PROVINCIAL.   FINANCES.  vi?  V?1  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and  install them.  British Columbia Branch-Offices'      GvK^��^Zi^^,i   ���   Frank  Darling,  Kootenay Agent  NELSON, B. 0.  BRANCH MARKETS   ....    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and  Sandon, in Sloean  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders hv mail earafullv filled and promptly forwarded.  . Coi.oNKi, B'AKUH. has a son. Colbnef  Baker's son has a newspaper. Colonel  Baker's son's-newspaper commends the  businesslike policy of the government of  which colonel Baker forms a part. And  the government organs throughout the  province publish extracts from this very  disinterested newspaper in the hope that  the electors of the privince may be influenced by what it says.  What has the Turner government done  for Nelson? It passed an act for the eviction of the squatters upon the crown  lands in the townsite, by which they were  to be deprived of all their improvements',  and under which if they failed to vacate  inside of ten days they were to be fined or  imprisoned or both. The act was not enforced because the government hud not  the necessary courage to carry out in Nelson the mischief which it hatched in Victoria. Jn this as iu many other matters,  the government was forced to be just, and  the people of Nelson have not forgotten.it.  Ai'TKk doing their best to damn the  Kettle River Valley Railway, which  would have been of immense benefit to  Southern Vale, and would not have cost  the province one cent, the political stock  jobbers of Victoria ask the electors of  Kootenay and Yale to vote ^,520,000 to  bonus railways for their benefit. The  merchants of Victoria and Vancouver  who betrayed the interests of the interior  in the hope of securing supply contracts  from Messrs. -Mackenzie 6c Mann are afraid  that the people of Kootenay and Vale  will become sectional.  Win' are tlie members ol   premiei Turner's cabinet afraid,'to give the electors of  this province an  absolutely secret  ballot,  such as is used in the .Dominion elections?  The provincial ballots are not secret, since  the vote of every elector can  be traced if  the returning officer or  hi.s deputy is dishonest 'enough to  attempt the work.    To  cure this objection to  the  provincial ballot,   Thomas   Forster   introduced   a   bill  making     the    ballot    absolutely    secret;'  When   this   bill   reached   the   committee  stage, where no  record could  be made of  the   vote, ; premier   Turner   and   his  colleagues sought to  kill   it, by moving that  the   chairman    leave   the   chair.      Kvery  member of  the'cabinet voted in  favor of  this motion but it   was  defeated, and the  chances are that in   spite of the efforts of  What interest has the Turner government shown in Kootenay? It has put a  special tax upon the output of the nietal-  iferons mines of Kootenay and refused to  ���ireat the coal mines of Vancouver Island  in the same way. Despite the protests of  the press of Kootenay it continues to impose a tax of five dollars upon every man  who works in or about the metaliferous  mines of Kootenay, and insults the intelligence of the miners by the statement that  the minors like to pay the tax.  <��� I'iii-; Turner government is so completely controlled by the Canadian'Pacific:railway that it has been obliged to say that  the mining sections of the province shall  have only such railway facilities as the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company contemplates building in return for $1000  bonus per mile. In the eyes of the Turner  government it,is a crime to permit railway communication with the United  States except at such points as the Gan-  dian Pacific Railway Company consider  it in . their interests to establish such  connection.  Tiik supplementary, estimates which  were submitted to the legislature on Friday last, call for an additional expenditure of $;")().'.) 10. This sum is divided  under three general heads. Kor the fiscal  yearending.June :j()th, ISO!), the amount is  $!0'2,2X.): for the current year, $101,102.81 ;  and to  make  good  expenditures  during  News Advertiser: The supplementary  estimates are. a fitting conclusion to the  reckless extravagance which has marked  the recent financial administration of the  present government. The total1 amount  asked for by these supplementary estimates is.the enormous sum of $550,y-10.0(..  Only a few years ago these figures would  have been as large as the main estimates  and we get an idea of the speed at which  the increase in the provincial expenditure  is being made when we find more than  half a million dollars asked i'or to defray  what has been called "the unconsidered  trifles" of the provincial household. Certainly -Mr. Turner has in the closing hours  of this parliament given the taxpayers a  striking confirmation of their view that  "it is time for a change."  The amount required to meet expenditures in the current financial year,"]SOT-  OS,'unprovided for in the estimates for  that period, reaches the immense sum of  $40-1,402.81. As the minister of finance in  his budget speech admitted a deficit for  the same period of $200,000, the total deficit for the present financial year will be  over $600,000, aud this will doubtless be  increased when the accounts for the  period are finally closed.  In his budget speech, the minister of  finance also estimated the deficit for the  next year ��� .1.898-0:���at something over  $540,000, The supplementary estimates  now acid $102,280 to that, making the  total deficit reach over $040,000. There is  no doubt that this will be considerably  added to before the year referred to  comes to an end, as there are numerous  items-such as. the cost of the enlargement of the. legislature; payments under  guarantees on railways and other things  ���not provided for iu these estimates.  But taking Mr. Turner's own figures and  we have a deficit for the years 1807-8 and  1808-0 of the amoitn t of $ I ,:J00,000.  With the supplementary estimates I'or  the ensuing financial year, we find that  tlie minister of finance admits an expenditure of about $2,100,000. As we have  said there is no provision made for many  items which will have to be paid, even  should Mr. Turner's estimates in other respects be not exceeded���a circumstance,  which, with the experience of the ten  years during which he has been finance  minister, is not at all likely. AVe may  safely place, the ordinary expenditure  during the coming year at $2,250,00, or  about $800,000 beyond the estimated revenue. And the legislature was asked to  admit the ability with which the provincial finances had been handled!  Let us briefly glance at the present situation. We have swallowed up all the  loan for 1805. Besides this we have already-Mr. Turner's own statements a  floating debt of $l,:i0O,0()0. We shall be  fortunate if before the close of the financial year 180800, this is not increased to  more than $1.5000,000. We should be inclined - were Mr. Turner retained in power   to place in at $1,700,000. Weshall be fortunate if the expenses connected with the  negotiation of the new $5,000,000 loan do  not exceed $250,(01. Our financial position  on July 1st, 1800, provided that we do not  incur any unforseen expenditures, and  the revenue comes up to the estimates  will be about as follows;    Kunded  debt.  $11,500,000: floating debt. $1,700,000: total  direct Iitibililies, $|.'3.25O,0O0. The annual  cost of this will be about $1-10.000. Besides this l here are liabilities on dyking  debentures and other things i'or the best-  part of $1,000,000. Is il. not. an unreasonable anticipation that������if rim present reckless system of finance should be continued  I'or another' two years���the provincial  gro~s liabilities will then reach the sum of  $15,000,000!    Is it not time for a change?  The Military Strength of Spain.  The following statement of Spain's military strength is given by an oflicer of the  l'nitod States army: On the 1st of October last, 20.1,000 troops were reported to  be iu Cuba and Porto Rico, and 87,000 in  the Philippines. Sin.-e then reinforcements, a few thousand strong, have gone  to (Aiba, but these have doubtless been  far more than counterbalanced by the  losses in general Blanco's campaigns. Kor  the home strength, or that, which is not  employed in the colonies, the statistics  furnished go back to the proceeding year,  showing as available for mobilization in  the Iberian' Peninsula, wilh l he Balearic,  and Canary Islands and ��� North Africa. 50  second ;iml-5(i third battalions and 10 rifle  regiments of iitfantrv. iu all 121,000 men :  28 regiments of cavalry, 10.000: 14 field  and S mountain regiments of artillery,  with 0 fortress bail a I lions. II,(��.">: and  I.S,75-1 mure in 0 engineer regiments, with  the pontoon, rail way. and signal corps,  making the combatant force lOS.lWi). -u\>-  plemented by-ISI5 men in the administrative and sanitary I'on-cs. There were  also, it is said, in March. 1SU0. available  reserves 14 LOOS strong, uf which i 12.00(1  were infantry.  The Commission on the Le Roi.  A demand has been made on the !>i iti-h  America Corporation fur $100,000 commissions for the sale of the Lo H->'. A. K  Palmer, the well known mining opera:or  of Spokane claims that he has the documents to show that the corporation owes  him that amount for, wire pulling and fine  work done in connection with lhe deal.  It is said that governor Mackintosh admitted that the corporation owesand will  pay Mr. Palmer $00,000, which is 2, per  cent of the-purchase price, and thai- he  would have been entitled to $100,000 if the  deal had gone through at $5,000,000. as at  first contemplated. It is said that Palmer  will sue for lhe full amount. ''.���'.  OUE   STOCK   OF  Is new  and  fresh, and' added to every  week  by arrivals direct from  the wholesale houses, west, and east.     We buv for Cash in large  quantities, and  can  give our customers the benefit of g'ood  buyiny.     We   make   a   specialty of  Fresh   Fruits and  . Vegetables,   and   everything   in   these   lines   kept  in   season.     We   also  carry   a   large   line, of  Which    includes   a   full    line   of   Stoneware,  Cooking Vessels, Crocks, jugs, flowerpots, milk  and  cake   pans,   etc.,   chamber   sets,   plain   while,  and  fancy decorated.     Flegant dinner, tea and   five  o'clock tea sets.     Glass water sets, latest   importations  and  patterns  of  fine' Austrian-made  ware   in   comports,  water and llower sets.     Bar glassware in full stock���in fact,  everything' in-the line of Oueensware, Crockery and Glassware.  For First-Class Goods and Low Prices Call on  Rossland Has a Cheap Band.  Hossland has a great brass band. Ir  sent a communication lo the Rossland  city council offering to play for ihe  entire day during the ^celebration on  the 24tii, in return for a fee of ten  dollars. The mayor of Rossland considered  this a very cheap rate for"ah entire day's  music, but alderman Thompson opposed  it on the ground that, it was -cheap' and  nasty. He said: "Rather than be tortured by hearing a band that would play  all day for $.10, 1 ���should prefer paying it  $50 to keep quiet." A special commit.ice  will determine whether the services of  the band are worth $10 to the celebration.  BAKEE   STZREIET.,    nSTEH-SOISr  Burns After the Yukon Trade  Pat Burns has a big project on hand, as  he   is  about  to  attempt   to control   the  meat supply of the north.    Cattle will be  shipped to Vancouver from the interior  aud then forwarded to the north and  driven in to the Yukon by way of t he  Dal ton trail. On reaching Five Fingers  steamboats will be in readiness to transfer  the cattle to Dawson City, where they  will arrive about the first week in July.  By taking them down alive to Dawson,  Mr. Burns will get his cattle in three or  four months sooner t' an it he had to wait  to build scows, as was clone last'���. year,  when the cattle were taken in frozen.  Spring is here and the house requires renovating. Your, walls would look better if  nicely tinted. Nothing like alabastine.  We keep all colors.  If your house is in need of paint Sherwin,  Williams and Acme Paints are always  good.    We have a nice assortment.  Your floors would look decidedly better and  save you a lot of work if covered with  a coat of Granite Hoor Paint. Good  colors, hard and durable.  C  Cordova Street,  Vancouver, and  Baker Street,  Nelson.  AUGTIOlNrZlZlBS  Spaniards Would not Swap.  The United States government tug  I'ncas, which proceeded to Havana, harbor  under a flag of truce to effect an exchange  of two Spanish captives now at Kort AIc-  Pherson for two American newspaper  men now confined in Kort Cabanas, has  returned unsuccessful. Oneof the newspaper men held by the Spanish is Freeman  ilalstead, a. Canadian, who has been acting as war crrrespondent for one of the  New Vork papers. ��� Ilalstead is a Burlington boy, and worked on the press of  Hamilton and other eastern Canadian  cities. .'   The Robson-Boundary Road.  Bids were opened at Trail on Tuesday,  and wired to Montreal, for the building  of 1.00 miles of rail way for the Canadian  Pacific railway from Robson to. Midway.  The road is to be Hnished this year.  Among the bidders were Mackenzie &  Mann, Jaines Poupore, Boomer, Winter  6c Parsons, P. Larson, and W. R. McFrame.  The. contract will be awarded by June 1st.  Gladstone is Dead.  ���Mr. Gladstone, who had been slowly  sinking for the past week, died at Jlawarden, Wednesday evening. The death of  the greatest commoner in Great Britain i.s  genuinely regretted throughout the  kingdom.  West Baker Street, Nelson  CUSTOMS     BBOKBBS  Wo   have just   received   our   ladies' SPRING  CA.PliS AND  JACKKTS,   and as  there  lias . been   delay    in    their- reaching  here,   we  will  sell  them  at  a  very  small   margin.  A  nice lot  of  C1-1 IFFON   and   VF1LING   has  arrived   with  this consienmeiU.   The very latest designs in DRESS GOODS  Also some of the new and latest designs and colors in-STLK  Suitable for blouses. Prices to suit the times. Call and inspect our stock.  West Baker Street  NELSON, S. C  A,  JtLZ��?3  Received Daily from Spokane at the  TIIK  CHKAIUvST I'LAOIC II'1 TIIK CITY  l-'OK KKUIT.S OK ALL KIN'DS.  MILLS & LOTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts,, Nelson. mi  PHIS TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDA Y, M AY  'l\   1K9S.  ';'  o  fr  ol    all paid  (II,  up.  $12,000,000  0,000,000  OF  HALIFAX  CAPITAL,  SURPLUS,  I.OIMJ  STKATHCONA .AND   MT.   IIOYAL, ��� President:  'Ion. OKO. A.  DltUMIUOND Vice-President  10   S. OLOUSTON General Manager  3sr_ET_,soTsr  BK.^._isrci3:  rl. W.' Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKANUriKB-IN        t.ONDON   (England).   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  ' iind in l.lic. prineipiilciUcs in 'Canada.  li iy  and ,sell  Sterling  Exchange and  Cable,Transfers  CHANT CUMMKKCIAL AXD TKAVKLl.KJO' OKICni'i'S,  available in any part of the world.  IIUAKTS  ISSI/KI)     COI.I.KCTION8 MAIM'.;  KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  11ATIC OK INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.      ,-  THE   PEOPLE   OF   THE   PHILIPPINES.  less thnn ;i tin  c-ondui-tor is  p.irt ieula'riy careful. to  ...Tier the due biihmee of the enr, fore  Though the Philippine islands fire rightly classed as Spanish possessions, Spain  has never possessed them to a degree sufficient'to influence the character of the  social conditions of the vast mass of their  inhabitants beyond impressing a certain  proportion of them with a laint understanding of Catholic Christianity.  The Spaniards have never had a masterful grip over anything more than the  towns and villages which have sprung up  at their bidding, and just so much additional hind as was necessary for their  troops lo stand upon: Their rule is a  mere exotic. It has only continued because the natives, many tribes of whom  have never been conquered, have not possessed sufficient power of organisation to  plan a successful revolt.  Iu the '.summer months,'' during the  greater part of the day the heatat Manila  is so intense that the Europeans frequently tumble over with heat apoplexy,  liven the Spaniards do their business in  the early hours, whiling away the heat  of the day in sleep. Late in the afternoon .Manila begins to awaken.  Everybody smokes. Cigarettes at fifteen for a ceni are iu chief favor with the  natives. Cigars at a dollar and a half a  hundred are in favor with the foreigners.  All the street cars are peripatetic smoking  saloons, liven the women "light up" as  soon as their fare is paid.  A JManila street; car has other peculiarities. It is usually drawn b.v a single pony  managed by two drivers. One beats the  pony and the other holds the; reins and  blows a tin horn. On the rear platform  stands a pompous conductor, who col lee t<  a copper ail round every time the car  I��asses a section post". These section posts  are somewhat less than a mile apart.   The  'ook  and  aft. He will not allow more to stand ou  .one-platform than on the other. If there  are eight in front and six in -the rear, or  vice ������versa,' someone has to stumble  through the car i'rom the heavier end to  the lighter. This precaution is necessary  to prevent derailments. Other precautious more necessary are omitted. Thus,  it woman carrying a little smallpox  patient is as welcome as any one else.  The handful of Englishmen resident in'  .Manila are mostly bachelors, eager upon  making their pile and returning to 'ple.is-  anter surroundings. These take up their  ��� .quarters in a large house at Sampalog,  which is club and boarding house combined, or in ''chummeries" established in  adjacent buildings.  Two races of aborginal inhabitants are  tlie chief occupants of the islands. The  least important is a lace of little negroes,  with woolly heads and sooty skins, whom  the Spaniards call Negritos. The other  and more considerable are a brown com-  plexioned people, with long, lank hair,  who are closely akin to the Malays. They  are subdivided into many varieties, all  with the same general character, but with  tribal differences. Thus, the ltocans occupy the northern division of the archipelago, the Tagals the center and the Vi-  saians the south. Ot these sub-races, the  first named i.-> the largest and sturdiest iu  physical build, but of lower mental average and of less general adaptability than  the others. The second, a smaller stat-  ured, darker complexioned, sinewy race,  is distinguished above all others for energy of character, intelligence and perseverance. The Visaians are the gentlest  and handsomest. Derived from or ingrafted in the~e t hree main branches are  many lesser sprays- Some especially in  north and central Luzon, owe their dif-  l>r.�� ntation, if reliance'can be placed iiv  the testimony of bodily lineaments and  historical evidence combined, to a strong  infusion of Chinese or Japanese blood on  the one side and Polynesian or Papuan on  the .other.  The Spaniards classify all the Philippine  Inlanders under three religious . groups���  tlie iniielies, or infidels, who have held to  their ancient heathen rites: the Morros,  or Moors, who retain the Mohammedan  religion of their first conquerors, and the  infinitely larger class of' indies, or Roman  Catholics.  An important though numerically small  element in the population of the larger  cities are the mestizos, or half breeds, the  result of admixture either between the  Chinese or the Spanish and the natives.  These .mestizos' occupy about the same  social position as the mulattos of the  Liiited States. They will not associate  with people whose skin is darker than  their own, and they cannot associate  with the whites. But they are the richest and most enterprising among the  native population'/  In all the towns and larger villages of  the Phillipines the chief municipal control, subject to the approval of the Spanish governor at Manila, is nominally in  the hands  of a  captain, a  native of the  $1,500,000  $1,175,000  A SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  THE ."BAITK  OF  NELSON  has been   established  Branch of' this Bank.  in  connection   with  the   Nelson  DEPOSITS OF $1 AND UPWARDS  received, antl current rate of interest allowed (at present 3  per  cent, per annum).  GEORGE KYDD, Manager;  place, who is elected'in accordance with  immemorial custom, for two years' service,  from among the villagers themselves.  But in efleet the most important personage is the Cura, or parish priest.' lie is in  most instances a Spaniard by birth and  enrolled in one or other of the great religious- orders, Angustinian, Franciscan,  or Dominican, established by the conquerors. At lieart, however, he i.s usually as  much if not more, of a native than the  natives themselves, lie is bound for life  to the hind of his adoption.' lie has no  social or domestic tie,- no anticipated  home return to bind him to any other  place.  Next to the church, the greatest Sunday  and holiday resort iu the Philippine village is the cockpit, usually a large building wattled like a coarse basket and surrounded by a high paling of the same description, which forms a sort of courtyard, where cocks are kept waiting their  turns to come upon the stage when their  owners have succeeded in arranging a  satisfactory match.  One of the worst features of cock fighting, outside of its innate brutality, is the  betting, universal among spectators of  the game. The sums staked are often  very high, and their payment, which is,  rarely shirked, may involve the ruin of  the loser.  In general, the conflict does not last  long. In from two to five minutes after  the set-to one or other of the birds is  pretty sure to be either killed or badly  wounded by steel spurs. Until this happens the utmost quietness is maintained  amoug the hundreds of half naked spectators, closely packed together in the  broiling afternoon heat. There i.s not a  hint of disorder or disturbance. Intense  interest is shown only by the outstretched  necks and eager looks as well as by muttered exclamations at the various stages  of the fight. At the end, of course, the  winners break into the noisy joy, in high  spirits in pocketing the money, which is  heard clinking on all sides.  The diet of the Philippines has something to do undoubtedly with their gentle  aud non-aggressive qualities. They eschew opium and spiritous liquors. Their  chief sustenance morning, noon aud eve  is rice. The rice crop seldom fails not  merely to support the population, but to  leave a large margin for export. Famine,  that hideous.'shadow"..which broods over  so many a'rice subsisting population, is  ���unknown here. ���'.".Even scarcity is of rare  occurrence. In the worst of years hardly  a sack of gram has to be imported.  It is this very abundance which stands  in the way of what the world calls progress. The Malay, like other children of  the tropics, limits his labor by the measure of liis requirements, and that measure  is narrow indeed. lience it is often difficult to obtain his services in the development of the tobacco, coffee, hemp, and  sugar industries, which might make the  archipelago one of, the wealthiest, most  prosperous and most discontented portions of the earth's surface.  Coming Trouble in the Transvaal.  The British empire has a little duty to  perform which' she cannot much longer  postpone. That is to break the, power of  Dutch obstruction in South Africa'as,represented by old man Krueger. Since his  last election, instead of advancing in enlightenment and liberality, he .has gone  doAvn deeuer in his repressive shell and  treats his re-election as a vindication of  every mean and tyrannical act which he  has been guilty ot in the past. The legislature is soon to meet, and he.has mapped  out the work which he desires it to perform. . Among' the rest, he wants the  freedom ol the press further restricted;  the authority of tlie supreme court  further restricted, and much of the power  now resting in the court, transferred to  the president; immigrants and visitors to  be inhibited from bringing firearms into  the country without permission; the authority to expel aliens to be transferred  from the executive council, and vested'  entirely in him and his secretary, with'no  appeal, iind no foreigner i.s to be eligible  to even a local office without permission  through a special law.  That'is, the old ���man proposes to convert the republic into an absolute monarchy. Now, when a savage tribe stands  iu the way of progress, there is butone of  two things to do; either leave the country  lo the tribe or smash the savages. The  weal I h of the Transvaal has been made by  foreigners: their property interests there  are of a value almost incalculable, and  they will not abandon that country.  Neither will they bear new restrictions  and new tyrannies from an old curmudgeon, who is content to live in a dugout,  and .who has a supreme coutempt for both  the comforts and the rights of enlightened people. The result will be a rebellion this year or next or very soon, and  the next one will be backed by all the  power of the iiritish empire if necessary.  It is said that even William of Germany  is paralyzed by some of the old man's designs, and is drawing away from him. it  will not matter, however, what support  he can call to. his aid. He cannot create  a little despotism in South Africa, and he  should not be permitted to try to do it.  Slocan Appropriations.  For the wagon road from New Denver  to Three Forks there is an appropriation  of Jfi.SOOO in the supplementary estimates,  and $2000 set aside as a refund on account  of the road to the Payne mines.  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  THE   SPANISH   TROUBLE   OF   1873.  Twenty-five years.ago the government  of the United States came very close to  war with Spain ou account of the butchering of United States citizens by the  authorities of Cuba..  At that time, as at present, a rebellion  was in progress in Cuba, and was supported to a considerable extent by aid received from Cubans and others in the  United States. On October i'Jrd, of the  year mentioned, the Virginins, a ship  registered as a United States vessel, and  carrying theUnited States flag, left Kingston, in Jamaica, ostensibly for Limon  Bay, in Costa Rica. She carried 155 persons, of whom I.0S were passengers. Some  of those on board were-British subjects,'  others were subjects of the ��� United  States, but the majority were Cuban  insurgent's.  The Virginins had long been suspected  by the Spanish authorities, and on October JJlst was observed by the Spanish  cruiser Tornado making for the coast of  Cuba. The Tornado gave chase, and soon  overhauled the other vessel, which '.made  no resistance. The captured Virginins  and those on board her were brought, on  November 1st, into the harbor of Santiago  de Cuba.  As the Virginins was registered as an  American Vessel and carried the flag of  the United States, the vice-consul of the  latter country at Santiago demanded access to the prisoners. This was refused,  aud the provincial governor declared that  all on board were pirates, and would be  treated as such. Although it was true  that most of the prisioners were revolutionists, and that four of them were well  known leaders of the insurgents, yet it  was also the fact that some of the I'Juglish  and Americans among them knew nothing of the real character of the vessel.  The prisoners had been brought in on  November. 1st; H. M. S. Niobe arrived .on  theSth. Between these dates fifty-three  of the prisoners had beeu tried by court-  martial and shot. These included the  four Cuban leaders, the captain of the  ship aud a number of British and American subjects among the passengers and  crew. c  The proceedings naturally caused great  excitement, especially in America. The  British foreign office protested in a vigorous dispatch, to which the. Spanish government leplied by promising compensation, and admitting that theactionof Ihe  authorities iii Cuba could not be justified.  As far as England was concerned lhe  matter was soon settled with comparative calmness. But it was otherwise witli  the people of ihe United Stales, which  demanded t hat the Virginins and the survivors should be given up; that an apology should be made and an indemnity  paid ; that the perpetrators of (he massacre should be tried and punished: and  that the United States flag.should be formally saluted. The Spanish government  did not immediately agree to these requirements, and iu tlie .meantime the excitement in America, became intense,  rudignation meetings were held in New  York and in many other parts of the  states. The government began to prepare for war; all ironclads in the navy  were oiderecl to be got ready,for service:  the navy department ordered "recruiting  throughout the country to the utmost extent allowed by the !a\v;::",tluj forts on  the coast of Florida were strengthened  and garrisoned, while the. cabinet met to  discuss the question of war. On November llth the New Vork Times declared  that "'noihing is now left to America but  to declare war with Spain for the Americans'murdered, and to take possession of  Cuba." On November 20th it was reported  in the papers that general Sickles was  about to leave Madrid. At this period of  the dispute it seems to have been generally thought that war was inevitable.  On the morning of November 20th general Sickles asked for his/passports; but  in the afternoon of the same day received  a note conceding conditionally, and in  part the demands,of the United States.  In this note Spain agreed to surrender  the Virginins and the survivors, to punish  those guilty of the massacre, unci, if it  shoulel turn out that the Virginins was  really entitled to carry the United States  Hag, then to salute the Hag formally.  The details of the settlement were subsequently arranged at a conference in  ."Washington. The Virginins and the surviving prisioners ' were given up on December 15th, and about .$80,000 was paid  by Spain as compensation to the families  of the Americans'who had been shot.  As I ho United States was forced to  admit, that, according to their own law,  the Virginins had no right to lly the  American flag, the salute which had  been demanded was dispensed with. The  indemnity was also not asked for, and the  officials at Santiago were never punished,  the Virginins itself, ou the way to America, foundered in a storm.  Why France Sympathizes "With Spain.  The New Yrork Nation says the sympathy of the French press I'or Spain in the  present war is not at all surprising. "In  the first place, it is said on good authority  that the French are the principal foreign  holders of Spanish securities. We have  heard tin's holding estimated as high as  $ I:J0,000,000. The relations of Frenchmen  and Spaniards have for centuries been  very cordial. Spaniards always form a  very prominent feature iu Parisian society.    In the  second   place   they are of the  Boucleci the R. E. Lee Group.  A bond on the li. K. Leo group has been  given to a British 'company. The figure  is about $100,000. An MOO foot crosscut  tunnel will be commenced immediately on  the Sandon side of the hill. Two com-"  panics were anxious to get the property.  BAKER STREET  Having secured Die more commodious ami convenient c|Uurters uf the above liuicl. .\l''s. I'.'. C.  Clarke lakes this opportunity of thanking her  former patrons al. the Clarke Hotel for their  patronage in Ihe pasl. and for soliei! ini_r a con-  i iiuianee of I ho same.  Rates $2 per Day  rs. E. G. Clarke, Proprietor  Home Work for Families  Wir waul a number of families lo do work for Us  al home, whole or spare lime. Tho work we send  > our Workers is quickly anil easily done, and returned hy parcel post as linidiod. (loot! money  made al, home. For particulars ready to commence, send name and address.  The Standard Supply Co., Dopt. B., London, Ont.  HOTEL  BUSINESS   F0f{  SALE.  Twenty-six   well   furnished,  well   lighted  rooms.    I'or  particulars apply at Clarke Hotel. Ncl-iui. I!. 0.  same religion���and 'religion still counts  with the bulk of Frenchmen -and rely on  much the same saints in Lime,of difficulty  aud danger. In the next 'place, both are  peoph.s who attach great importance to  manners, and the American absence of or  indifference to manners has always outraged them both in equal degree."  A Discharged Sailor's Revenge.  The   suicide   of,.George   Downing   the  Spanish  spy relieved the  United  States  government   of   an   endless   amount'of  trouble.    Downing suicided  by  hanging  himself in   the  barracks,   where  he  was  confined,  on  Thursday   last.    Downing's  act brought to an end a case most embarrassing to the government, confronted, as  it was,' by the decision of its own highest  judicial tribunal in the Milligan case that  the right of trial by jury is preserved to  everyone accused of crime who is not attached to the army or  navy or militia in  actual   service,   except vin   places under  martial law.   As the courts are ,open  in  tho   District of   Columbia, there  would  have  been   no   legal   excuse   for   trying  Downing by court-martial or commission,  ,aud .the country  would  have witnessed  either a summary process of overriding  all constitutional formalities or a tedious  and stubborn  fight  through  every stage  of the case in  the civil  courts, beginning  with a writ of habeas corpus and going up  to the last appeal.   By his own act Downing saved the government all this trouble.  His act recalls   the   famous   alternative  which  Webster  fixed   upon a criminal of  his day:    "Suicide or confession, and suicide is confession."    Downing was found  by secret service detectives iu  Toronto  and  traced to Carran/.a's room, where a  conversation was overheard between them  revealing a  plot  to obtain United States  military   secrets.     lie   was   followed   to  "Washington and a letter to Carrauza was  intercepted.    His arrest   by a   party  of  soldiers then took  place, and several important papers were secured.    He lost his  nerve on 'Wednesday,.last aud broke down  completely, but refused to give any in formation as to  his accomplices.    Downing  was an Englishman by birth, and was employed in several clubs in New Vork.    He  afterward entered   the Navy, and rose to  be a ship's yeoman oh the Brooklyn, from  which ship he was  discharged about two  mouths ago.    At  that time he declared  that  he  would  revenge  himself   for  his  discharge.       ; ,__    ���  The Inception of Lloyd's.  When among the  war  news one reads  the words "confirmed at Lloyd's" it may  be taken I'or granted that there will be no  contradiction   later   on.  'Lloyds   is    the  greatest of marine intelligence and insurance   agencies. ' The   institution  had  its  origin in the enterprise of Edward Lloyd,  a London coffee house keeper, who  made  a   specialty  of   supplying  his customers  witli   news   concerning    the  movements  of ships at home and abroad.    Lloyds has  eyes at  every  important  harbor in   the  world'always.-on' the  watch  for news Of  the coming and   going  of ships.    Night  iind   day  before   the. biy  blackboard  iit  Lloyds,   in   the   Royal   LOxchange,  stand  anxious owners   of  ships   or of cargoes  watching for the white slips to be posted  that'tell of arrivals or departures of ships  insured  at Lloyds.    When   news of importance is received a crier tolls a bell  to  direct attention to it.    The bell has a history appropriate to its place at Lloyds.  It is lhe ship's bell of the Lutine. a British  frigate which sank in   1700, at the  mouth  of the Zuder Zee with a large quantity of  treasure   aboard. -Attempts  were ��� made  to secure the treasure, over half a million  dollars in jzuld and silver being recovered  between : hSY.O   and   .180(5.'   The   bell    was  brought tip,  rind after  being itself in  a  wreck now announees'the wreck  of ships  in every-sea.  Increased Profits for Bank of Montreal.  The annual" statement of the Bank of  .Montreal for the year ending April 20th.  which was issued on Friday Jast is highly  satisfactory. The net profit's for the year  exceeded by the sum ot $:M,7M!), those of  last year and are the largest since 1801, as  will be seen from the following: 18!I.'J. net  earnings. 9l..'teT>,SlO; 1801, net earnings.  $1.:J> 1:5,280: 180.1. net earning--.��� *l.210, l:��i:  180(5,' net' earnings, $1,2-11.10(5; 1807, net  earnings, ftl.2:J0,o(il: 1808, net earnings,  $l,2li.").:J)00. Deducting the usual ha if yearly  dividends of "> per cent, one paid on December 1st. 1807. and one payable on .June  1st. 1S08, a total of .$1,200,000. there is left  $()���"),:.00 to- be carried to profit and loss,  making a balance in prolit and loss to date  of $0.")2.2I0.70. against $N8fi.000.08 tit the  close of April, IS07.  FOOT OF HALL 'STREET, NELSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band, Sawing,  Turned Work,  and'Office  Fitting's,  arrived and'in stock,  a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  ���   Glass;  all  sizes up to 4 by 6 feet  Just  The Kootenay Lake Sawmill  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor, Kaslo, B. C.  Yard and office foot of Hendryx Street, j Everything in the building line on hand  Nelson.    John Bell Agent. j or made at short notice'  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  AND BRITISH COLUMBIA G0LDFIELD8, Ltd.  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating  to   British   Columbia   business to  be addressed   to  P. O.  Drawer  505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON,  General  Manager f   . ..- ,   ~ ~ R ,      _     -  S. S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer I   NELSON,    B.C.  Headquarters for miners and  mining  men from  KOOTENAY  VICTORIA,     B.   C. ;  MAHONEY  &. TAYLOR,  Proprietors  XL PROPERTY F0R~SALEI  Applications will be considered by the undersigned for the purchase of the assets of the Nelson Sawmill Company, in liquidation,  consisting of MILL MACHINERY, BUILDINGS, TIMBER  LIMITS and BOOK  DEBTS.  The applications may  be  for entire property or any portion.  H.   R.   Ca.mkrox,   Liquidator.  POft & I  On and after Monday, May 16th,  the rates of this hate! will be reduced to v$i-50 per day for transients, and to $7 and $8 per week  for regular boarders according to  room.     Tabic board S6 per week  rs.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  B"2"-r_,_A."w jsro..  31.  A liv-l.iw 10 amend the "City of Nelson Special Hate liv-  .   Law \o. i\, I8!IS."  I. Section 1 of the "City of Nelson special ntt.o by-law-  No. iri, 1SIIS," is hereby amended by adding thereto after  the words "By-law No. I "in the last line (hereof the  words following: "Provided however that lhe rale  hereby imposed and levied on said improvements shall  he on fifty per cent only of the assessed value thereof."  i. Seel ion .'{ of said by-law is hereby amended by sl.rik-  ingouL the ligtires '\i\'' in the last line of said section  and substituting in lieu thereof the ligures "i"i."  .'.. This by-law may be cited as the "City of Nelson  Special Halo Amendment, Itv-I.uw."  Head lirst time .May mil, IS'JS.  I lead second lime Ala v ill It. 1SHS.  Head third time JMiiy IJI.Ii. ISIIS.  Keconsidered and linallv passed and adopted Mav Idili,  IS! 18.  Isk.u.I JOHN HOUSTON. Mayor.  .1. K'. HruAciiAS-. Oily Clork.  BLACKSMITHS /\i'J0  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended   to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  ������ai]d custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker an_d Hall Sts. jJelsori.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nolson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tlie only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson arjd Rossland, arid  Spokane an.d Rosslaqd.  DAILY  EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  Arm e  i.:_!<. 11.111   ..   .   NKLSON       .">::?.'i p.m.  l��.Mi.">a. m       HOSSLAND   .  l-.'::_ii p. 111  .S.:<iia. m   SI'OKANK    . .    .  . ..:i:i�� p. in  NOT1CK.  l'u--i'iig<T.- for Keltic Uitcraud  Boundary lYt'i k ciiii-  j  neol. al Marcus wit li stage daily.  The above is a true copy of a by-law passed on Ihe  lljlhday of May. 18!I8, by the municipal council of lhe <;ity.  of Nelson, and all persons are hereby rco.ti.ircd lo lake  notice Unit anyone desirous of applying lo have said bylaw.or any part 1 hereof, cpiashcd, must make liis application I'or that purpose to the supreme court of Ilrili.-h  Columbia within one mouth next after the publication of  this by-law in the Hritish Columbia (Jazette, or he will  be 100 late to be heard in l.hiif behalf.  .1. K'. STKACIIAN. Cily  ileik.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  WOTICE  to mv.vi-_ii.-s russKssuKs, a.vh iiai:h<>.:.-:ks ok nous  Kvery pnr.-on residing within the limits of the''.ilyof  Nelson owning, possessing, or harboring a dog is required  under by-law No. a of Ihe I 'ity of Nelson to t,ike out and  pay the sum of I.wo dollar-;'for a liceii-e I'or each dog.  Licenses and lugs for Ihe current, year may be obtained  from th(! city poundkecper.  All pcrsou'-i owning, po-si-s-ing, or harboring dugs and  neglecting to take mil licenses therefor, after the publication of this nol ice will be prosecuted under Die provisions of lhe said bv-la w.    Hv order of council.  .1.  K. STI.ACIIAN". Ciiv Clerk.  Nel.-on. H. ('.. May ISDi, LS.IS.  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.  Notice i> hereby given I hat, lhe partnership heretofore  subsisting between u-. Die undersigned. a~ partners in  Ihe hotel Im-dness known a- the "Queen's Hotel."has  been this dav di-.-olscd bv mutual consent.  Witness: I'll K.il'.'l. ICK  RICH A UPSON,  li. S.  Lk.vmi.. WILLIAM I'KIMD'K.  Dated ihis^rtli ilny of April. A. II. IK.is.  NOTK'I-:.  All debts owing In the ..aid part net ship are to be paid  to William Perdue, al Nelson, afore-aid. anil all claims  againM Die ���said piirliicrshiii arc lo be presenled lo the  said William Perdue, bv whom the same will be settled,  if found correct. I-'UKU  UICIIA UHSO.V.  TREMONT  :isr."E;xJ30JN'  MALUNK .V Tlil'XULLL'S. Proprietor.-..  Is one of the best, hotels in Toad Mountain dis.rici, .un  is i.he hc.id()tiarters   or prospectors and miners.  NOTICE!  Holbrook .v. Chase, having dissolved partnership as  cily scavengers. I will .-.tarl an independent scavenger  busine-s 0:1 .May lsi. having bought out Die scavenger  business of Mai hew Nelson. I will try lo giveenlire .satisfaction lo all who wi.-h  to patronize me.    Yours trulv.  C.  K. CD ASK.'  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province of  ISriti-h. ('oliiiul)ia. NeNoii. We-t   Kootena.v.  lo-wit :  liy virtue of 11 vuirriint of execution i-siied out of the  county court of Knot enay. at. Nel-on. al Die .-nit of .lolin  McLatchic plaint ill', and lo me din -cted a gainst, the good-  and chattels uf William Ai.i-tiu .lowcli, defendant. I  have .-cized and taken in execution all Die right, title  and interest of -aid defendant, W. .\. Jowett. iu the following  uiini'i'iil   claim-.  "President. I'wo  Brothers,"  "llou-er" and " President Fraction." situated in the  Aiiiswoi'lli mining division and recorded iu Ihe mining  recorder's ollice at I lie city of Kaslo, H. (.'.. to recover the  sum of SIlS-iK., amount of said execution dess Sim realized on -ainei, beside- .-heriU's poundage and all other  legal ���.-l - aud incidental expen-es, all of which 1 shall  expose for s:ilc. or sullicient thereof lo satisfy -aid judgment, debt and co-ts, at the front, of Ihe court house. Nelson, li. (..'.. on (In; Hit Ii day of May. A. I��. IS'.K, at ihe hour  of II o'c!o"k in the forenoon.  No't'i:: Intending purehuscrs will -alisfy themselves  as to interest, and title of said defcndatil.  WILLIAM   P.  UOIUNSON.  Iiepulv Sheritl'.  Daled al Nel-on li. ('.. April -.'(!(li. IS!'.-. | April WJtlil  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Notice is hereby given Dial lhe partnership heretofore  exist ing lie! ween the uiiiler-igned carrying on business  under Die name and style of tin- California Wine Company, as wholesale liquor and cigar merchants, has lliis  day been di-solved I'ty mutual consent.  Witue.-- our hand... al the cily of Nelson, ilrit ish Columbia. Ibis llth dav of April. 1MW.  THOMAS  AHAIU.  Signed in the pre-ence of L.   KI.'NST.  A. M. .Ioii.ssii.v. Solicitor. Nelson.  NOTICK.  All inoue,\s due Die California Wine Company are to  In.- paid lo me. who will assume and pa*, all liabilities of  Die said llrm.i L. KHNST.  Witness-    A. Al. .Iiiiivsov. [April'_��Hrd|  "fPf ���"���������..' A ..������:.���   ���������fty.r-i'ft.- if i.vji 'Ajiwr ���   ���������..������v,11'" ������ .J"^r��-.>ni>jiii-��-'F--p^'_>-T;Tj-TWcr;i ������������>��������� -w;l.������T|J. ���������   ". >��� L- i.l ml iim-;iu-     i  i��.!MIb��'"��  ma  Si  WfifeBfo  SSBSSsfcSKVH!  &SJ&L  sa^t^*^  afjdf  wm  WHWTC  m&snB THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C.   SATURDAY,  MAY 21,   LS<)8  SPECIAL  SALE SHIRT  WAISTS  50c TO $5  SPECIAL  OF  UP-TO-DATE  VEILINGS  HIGH-CLASS   JDIRTST   GOODS  DRESS C00DS AND SILKS  .Clack and rwluivd in every weave in  vogue uf the lalesl, nnveliies I'm' spring  and summer  wear.  NEW WASH FABRIC'  lral)ries in endless pniftisidii, including  organdies, baltistes. 'linens, zephyr, cambrics, lawns and   new grenadine muslins.  LADIES' PARASOLS  \Ye are now showing a complei*' range in  evcrvtliiii'' tho iiiarl<et a/l'ords.  LADIES' D^ESS SKIRTS  lilauk and navy serge, plain and figured  alpaca, brocade silk and satin .shirts, duck  ]>k|iie and denhain skirts and suits for  summer.  LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS  Special sale of waists in organdie, grenadine antd Lafayette muslins, sizes .'52 to  \2, ranging from .r)0 cents lo -SO each.  Shirt waist forms in all sizes and colors  at HO cents,each.  MENS' COLORED REGATTA A.ND  NEGLICE SHiRTS  V^ry latest   and   most swagger effects in  check's,, stripes and plaids.  MENS' NEW NECKWARE  COLLARS A^D CUFFS  See our special lines of ready-made clothing.     "Wrilo  for samples.'  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  31 rs. K. C. Clarke took over the Queen's  Hotel on- Monday. The formal opening  of the hotel under the new management;  ���' will take place on Friday evening next,  when a dance will be given, to which all  the old patrons of the Clarke House tire  invited to attend.  Ln the supplementary estimates for the  ensuing year there is a provision for $1000  for an addition to the public school in this  city.  Ah extra $7500 i.s provided for  in" the  - su'pplementaries for the current year on  account of the Nelson ,jail.    This  is  additional to the 810,000 granted in  the first  place.  Robert J'affray, of the Crowds Nest Coal  Company, says that his company will be  in a position .to supply coke to the Kootenay smelters at $7, per' ton when the  Crow's Nest railway is completed. He  sajrs that there is an immediate market  . for S10 tons per day in the combined smelting points which his company can reach.  What would Robert Jaffray say if "niy  government" at Victoria were to tell him  that he cannot sell his coke to American  smelters?  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company  will run a special train and steamer service in connection with the 24.th of May  celebration at Silverton. From Nelson  the train .will leave at 7:30 a. m., passengers arriving at Silverton at ll:l;l a. m.  Returning, the boat will leave Silverton  sit 0:10 p. m., and passengers will arrive in  this city at i):-10 p. m. The train from  Sandon will leave at (i:-15 a. in., passengers arriving at Silverton at S::k5 a. ni.  Returning to Sandon the boat will leave  at 0:80 p. m., and passengers reach Sandon  at 9:00 p. m.  The International Navigation Company  has issued a new time card for the steamers International and Alberta. The International will leave Kaslo every day, except Sunday, at 8:80 a. in., arriving in  Nelson at 7:20 a. m. Returning it leaves  Nelson at it p. m., arriving in Kaslo at S:30  p. m. The steamer Alberta will leave  Kaslo on the arrival of the Iv. 6c S. train  on Saturday and Tuesday at 5:80 p. in.  and on Thursday at 0 a. m. for Bonner's  Ferry and way points.  Kuskonook Searchlight: John Chawley  Retallaek is spoken of as a government  alsomiiie and Beady Mixed Paints  OIL WOOD STAINS, Etc.  The general business hereto carried on under the firm name of John A. Turner & Company, and owned solely by the undersigned, has been discontinued. I have sold the  Hardware stock to Mr. H. Byers, who will continue in the old stand with Hardware  only. I have sold the Grocery and Glassware stock to Messrs. Kirkpatrick & Wilson,  and bespeak for the above named firms the sanie liberal patronage that we have enjoyed.  All accounts due the said John A. Turner & Co. are payable to me at my office, room 8,  Turner & Boeckh Block, corner Baker and Ward Streets. All overdue accounts not paid  on the 1st of June next will be placed with my solicitor for collection.  Full line now in stock of White Lead,  Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil, Varnishes, Etc.  Paint and-Varnish Brushes.  au/repe^  ON AND  AKTKR IIDNDAY. AI'IMIj 11th.  ISIS, MEALS WILL I)K SERVED AT  .CORNlil": STANLEY AXD SILICA STKKICTS  General Rates, $1 per day.     Schooner Beer 10c.  candidate in the Kaslo riding.    Ye pods,  what will it be next.  Messrs. Mills & Lott have added an ice  cream booth to their store at the corner  of Baker and Ward streets. They receive  Hazlewood ice cream daily from Spokane.  R.RTolmie will give evidence on Monday before the commission sitting in Victoria, for the purpose of ascertaining  whether the employees of the lands and  ���works department require tips before performing public business.  Work-upon the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's' new wharf is progressing  steadily. The. wharf is being built for  the accommodation of the company's  large barges and will have three tracks.  The ratepayers of Rossland have authorized the city council to spend $35,000  upon the streets of that city. This expenditure will secure no direct revenue to  the city but the people thought it necessary and gave their approval two to one.  Thomas W. Gray is fast getting his sawmill'in shape,again aud will soon be prepared for the supplying of all demands of  the building trade. This sawmill is one  of the chief industries of the city, there  being upwards of fifty hands employed,  and what is more to the point the wages  of the men are spent in the city.  A drummer for an American shoe house  had an unpleasant experience with the  customs authorities of Nelson this week.  The customs regulations require that duty  be collected upon all samples of boots and  shoes. The rule was not insisted upon by  the customs officer at Hossland, and the  drummer considered that he was harshly  used when he.reached this city. The collector of the port-of Nelson was anxious  to oblige the drummer, but when the latter undertook to interpret the customs  regulations for the collector's benelit, the  drummer was obliged to comply with the  letter of the law.  Those who protend to know say that  $1000 will not be sufficient to put the government wharf in repair, so that,.it will  be equal to the demands made upon it. It  should not be forgotten, however, that  the Turner government has but a short  lived interest in the public works of the  province.  A picked .ball, team  from  Nelson   will  , play in Kaslo on  the 21th.    The only difficulty they anticipate' is getting the sun  to stand  still long enough to enable them  to finish the game.  Work upon the Moyie-Kootetmy lake  section of the Crow's Nest railway is proceeding rapidly, and there is every reason  to believe that the rails will be laid over  the Armstrong contract to Kootenay lake  by the end of October. Should superintendent Haney have the rails laid to  Moyie by the end of August, as he contemplates, trains will be running over the  road by November. An effort is being  made to hurry work on this end of the  line to avoid any shortage of laborers by  reason of the commencement of construction on the Boundary Creek railway.  The city council of Jvaslo has turned  over to the treasurer of the Ivaslo celebration committee the sum of $100 as  prize money for the firemen's hose reel  race. It is confidently expected that the  $100 will make the return trip to Nelson  with the local hose team.  ���John A. Turner, who for several years  past carried on a hardware and grocery  business in Nelson, went out of business  Saturday evening. Mr. Turner disposed  of his hardware business and stock to  Hamilton Byers, who will continue the  hardware business at the old stand. The  grocery stock was purchased by Kirkpatrick 6c Wilson.  The Hall Mines lost its appeal in the  supreme court of Canada this Aveek in the  case of Moore vs. the Hall Mines. This  case was started in the supreme court in  this city, when the plaintiff, Samuel  Moore, secured a judgment against the  Hall Mines for $1000 as damages for the  loss of an eye. The company appealed to  the full court, which sustained the verdict of the-lower court. An appeal was  then taken to the supreme court of Canada, with like result.' W. A. Macdonald,  Q.C, appeared for the plaintiff Moore.  The Hall Mines' costs in the case .will  greatly exceed the amount of the original  verdict.  The Hall Mines smelter resumed .business again this week.  Surveys on the Nelson & Bedlington are  now completed, and it is confidently expected that dirt will begin to fly on its'  construction within the next thirty days.  Fred J. Squire, Nelson's leading tailor,  this week received a large consignment of  summer worsteds and . serges. For a  stylish suit he cannot be equalled by any  tailoring house in Ivootenay.  J. T. Wilkinson, better known as  "Wings," was in Nelson this week drumming up business for the Province. He  says that if James Martin can be induced  to accept the opposition nomination in  Ro.sslM.nd, lie will'win in a walk.  Any persons resident in Nelson, being  members of the Church of God, will confer a favor by communicating With J.\ 0.  box 12, Nelson.  The New Vork silver quotations have  ranged this week from iu to ifi\. Friday's  quotations were 57|, with lead at %S.e0 to  $:j.()."). The firm that fixes the selling price  for miners and smelters, quoted lead on  Friday at $3.(50.  The photographs of the members of the  Nelson fire department have been distributed. Some of the members of the department have just grounds for complaint  against tho camera.  No definite date has yet been set for the  provincial elections. The only information  yet made public is that the elections will  take place early in July.  The members of the Sons of England  will attend service at the English church  tomorrow afternoon.  AROUND   NEW   DENVER.  of election wind throu'gh  the district and  the law is powerless to act in the matter.  The. Chapleau will ship another car of  ore to the. Nelson smelter just as soon as  it can be packed to the railroad.  The New Denver band will go to Ivaslo  on the 2-1 th. They were advertised to  play at Silverton, but the committee was  unwilling to pay the price.  Work on the sampler at Rosebery is  progressing slowly. When business at  that point takes ou a more active disposition the town will experience a greater  influx of capital, as Wilson creek  properties are promising.  mining  The Civil Sex-vice Standard.  At the recent Methodist conference at  Victoria, one of the clergymen, named  Betts, took a crack at the civil service as  it exists in the capital. He expressed the  opinion formed from personal observation that a qualification for a position in  the government service was the ability to  consume much liquor.  Pepseriptions Carefully Compounded       Baker Street, Nelson  require a Stylish Suit  eall  and  examine my  Worsteds and Serges.  West Baker Street, Nelson  ade Clothing  For the next thirty days only we wiII offer the whole of our large stock of  Ready-made Clothing"''at;���'greatly  reduced prices.  Men's Tweed Suits, former price $ 8, reduced to $ 6  Men's I'weed Suits,        " "10, reduced to      7  Men's Tweed Suits,      " 12, reduced to      8  The Ledge: The Slocan has a touch of  trouble nearly every year. A thin streak  of typhoid ran through it last summer.  Just now I). R. Young is peddling a cargo  A by-law to amend tlio "Cily of Nelson Special Rate Hv  Law Xo. 25, 1898."  .Section 1 of tlio "Cily of Nelson special rate bv-I  Xo. ii;"), 1SIIS," i.s hereby amended by adding thoroto'nfter  tlie words "By-law No. I "in tlio last lino [hereof tlio  words following: "Provided however thai, the rale  hereby imposed and levied on said improvements shall  be on fifty per cent only of the assessed value thereof."  i. Section .'i of said by-law is herebv amended bv si rising out the figures "21" in the last lino of said section  and .substituting in lieu thereof the ligurcs "25."  '.I. This by-law may be cited as lhe "City of Nelson  Special Kale .Amendment 15v-Law."  Read first time Mny lllh, USDS.  Read second lime Mav lllh. 1MI8.  Keail I bird time .May ill.li, 18118.  Reconsidered and dually passed and adopted May llilli,  , [skai.| W. F. TKKTZICL. Aelinf; Mayor.  .1. Is. Sthaciiax, Cily Clork.  rd Cases, and  The  NOTICE,  above is a true copy of a  by-law passed  on  the  lGtliday of May, 18.18, by the municipal council of the City  of Nelson, and all persons are hereby re<|Uircd lo take  notice that anyone desirous of applying to have said bylaw, or any pari thereof, quashed, must make bis application for Dial, purpose to the supreme court of Hritish  Columbia within one month next after l.lic publication of  this by-law in lhe Hrilish Columbia Cazelte, or lie will  be too late to bo beard in Unit, behalf.  .1. K. STHACir.AN, Cily Clerk.  SIDE   COMBS   ^_JSTI3   H^_T   JPIZKTS  "K W'Ot'LI)  MICB TO  AIICX-  TIOX TIIK FACT THAT  U'K ARK TIIK  GKT VOl'll MONKY BACK" IK  EVKRYTIIIXG TS NOT  AS RKI'RKSKNTKD  ijn- tow-Tnt,  _b^_._r 3sro:r_sTE  A Glance at our Range &nd Prices will do no Harm  \VK CLOSE AT SIN"'P.M. EVKRY ICYKXINO EXCKPT SATURDAY  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET


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