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Array Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties thai can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  ���; A>,  "lo  Has   Three  Smelters' in   Successful   Operation,  ,   and  Enough  Ore   in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  FIFTH   Y"EA_K.---N"0. 20.  NELSON   BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  MAY  22, LS9:  i.-  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR  THE   GERMAN   COMPANY'S   PROPERTY.  Prospects Bright for a Bis Froe Millins' Property Below La France Creek.  Otto Duevel, secretary of the German  Mining 6c Milling company, was in lhe  city this week on his way home to Tacoma,  after having'made an examination of the  company's property on Goat creek. This  creek is not shown on the maps of the district, although it is a rather large creek.  Jt is the lirst creek below La Krau.ce creek,  aud is in a section of country that' will  this year receive much attention from  prospectors. Already Duevel states there  are scores of prospectors waiting to get  back into the hills.  An expert accompanied Duevel on his  recent trip, for the purpose of making an  examination of the Mountain 13elle group  owned by the company. There are three  large ledges on the claims in this group,  two of them lying with the formation antl  the third cutting it. The work done by  tlie company aggregates over -100 feet of  tunnel, and the indications are that the  ledges carry i'ree milling gold of substantial value. The (irst tunnel is in 200 feel",  and 300 feet lower a, second tunnel' h;is  been run in 257 feet. The company has the  ledge in each tunnel, fully eight feet wide,  sample assays across the face of which  give very encouraging returns. Last week  several blow-pipe assays were made on  the ground in the nature of a sample. Assays made from the outcrop of the ledge  upon which the work has been done gave  returns of 17 ounces of silver and $-1 gold.  A saniple assay made upon the ledge in  the upper tunnel gave 20 ounces silver  antl $8 in gold. Some -very high assays  have been had upon the ledge, but as  they could not be regarded as* sample assays, no special attention was paid to  them. The company is now endeavoring  to have a mill test made on ten tons of ore,  and an effort will be made to have the ore  . put through the Poorman mill.  Should it be established that the Mountain Belle ore is free milling, the German  Mining antl Milling company will Iuivm a  very valuable properly. The group i.s  but five miles from Kootenay lake, and  ���1,000 feet above the lake level, and inthe  creek upon which the group is located  there is an abundant water supply for ten  months in the year. There are eight men  working on tho property, connecting the  upper and lower tunnels by a winze. If  the milling test is not satisfactory, the  company will make a representative shipment to a smelter, sending the ore either  to Tacoma or to the Half Jlines smelter.  the council,   was dispatched  to  premier  Turner on Tuesday:  lJri'inici' Tumor, Victoria, H.C: In llio jiuliliu inturcsl  wu rcfipi-cU'iilly 111k that, lo^al action bnnot takon ii^anist  .sr|iiat.ti.i\s in Nelson until rcmoMsLi-niK.u,.now bointf prc-  imi'od Ij.v tliocitixuns, I'li.irlicri you. Many of flu! lutein  (|ii.jsl ion have, been fenced in by Kovei-iiinenl. ollleiul:.  liorc, antl il'ai-lioii is lakun it -hoi'ilil only li' takun iiflcr  a report i-i miulc by disintcruslud iiiirti"-'. Murko! valuo  can lie oliliiiiii.ri I'or every lor. on wliicli s(|iiatr,<!i\s bavo  built, and if nation U delayed no injury can ivmiII. to  uillior liiiiiii-lldc -iiuiilliii's or tbu ��ov.;niniont. Iloiv is it  Hint iii*1 int.' (,'ovoninicnt uncut, Coopvl lms wimiu'l lltiuoy-  mini, the foundry man, ofl'onc piucn of ground ami sun-  K��'nts Lbat Ikj f.i|:i.il on iinitliur pi"co.' 1 Jonoyiiian is rs-  lalili.-bin^ .111 iii.liii_lri.il cnlcrprii-c in Nulsoii tlinl will  Kivc cniployuicnt lo a nimibor of incii, and is willing to  pay I lie inaiUol pricu for tlio lol s Ins i-. building upon,  which is lliuouly nviiiliiblc Ml<_> for a foundry. Is it. in  flic iiil.crijhl. of cillior tin; province or Nelson I o drive such  L'tildi prist"! to Norlbport! . ,  Record of the Hansard Company's Work.  The Hansard Gold 6c Copper Mining  company has issued an interim prospectus  for the purpose of giving the brokers and  those interested an idea of the development work, that has been.done during the  past few months. The Lone Star claim in  the Whitewater basin in- the Slocan, received the chief attention, oyer -100 feet of  tunneling having done upon it. There  are three, separate ledges ou the Lone  Star.   Tunnel No. 1 was driven I2S feet to  tap what is known as the Charleston  ledge at a depth of 75 feet. The ledge at  this point was found to' be badly broken  over, and operations on the tunnel were  suspended for a time. The second tunnel  was driven from a point to the east of the  first tunnel, and is opening the property  up well. It has been run iu 170 feet. At  .135 feet the Charleston ledge was cut at a  depth of 05 feet. The ledge had two good  walls .at this point of intersection. A  drift was run in on the lead for 25 feet.  The third tunnel was run in on the middle  ledge to cut it at a depth of 30 feet. "When  it was in 30 feet the footwall was crossed,  the ledge matter showing up well. A. 15-  foot drift was run on this ledge. The  fourth tunnel was run in to the west of  No. 1, and is in -28 feet. The three other  properties of the company were noticed  only to the extent of the assessment work.  Those who have any knowledge of the  Lone Star are well satisfied with it, and  have unlimited faith in it possibilities.  Robert Shiell, vice-president of the com-  ' :pany, is the company's manager at the  mine. .   -  Made a Gold Find in Yale.  F. L. Fitch, Tom Allan and Steve Grisby  of Ainsworth, recently made a lucky  strike in prospecting along the Fraser  river near its junction with the Salmon.  Some years ago while placer mining along  the Fraser, Allan discovered a ledge but  did not record it. Several weeks ago a  party composed of himself, Fitch and  Grisby started on a prospecting trip I'or it  and succeeded in locating it. Fitch returned to Kootenay and reports that it is  a big strong ledge, which can be easily  traced for a considerable distance. The  ledge carries free milling gold rock, from  which assays ranging from $2 to $70 were  secured. Allan and Grisby are working  on the claim. There are a great many  Siwashes washing gold along the Fraser.  They use the old fashioned rocker, but  one store keeper is credited with having  purchased $10,000 worth of gold from  them this spring.  City Council Champions the Squatters Course.  Acting government agent Goepel has  caused all squatters upon government  town lots to be served with a notice to  vacate forthwith. Up to the date the  squatters have not vacated worth a cent.  The city council as a body, has intervened  with the government on behalf of the  the Mpiatters, but without effect.  The     following     telegram     signed,    by  Matte and Ore Shipments.  -During the past week there was entered  for export at the port of Nelson ore and  matte to the value of 880,211. The great  bu|k of this was matte i'rom the Trail  smelter. Although the Hall Mines rever-  beratory furnace   was  running steadily  for the week, no metal shipment was  made by the company. Tt is likely that  the Hall Alines company's first shipment  of blister copper will go forward next  week.   The shipments for the week were:  BULLION  AND   _MATTR.  Pounds , Value  Trail smelter US, 1117  ORE.  Ivootenay Ore Company. Knslo...  .  Noble .Five mines, Slocan      WliilBWiilur mine. Sloean   Rambler mine Slocan  ' '.  Total for week   Toral so far I'or .May   Total for April    Total for March   Total for February   Total for .1 an miry   Total via Revelstoke to May li.  Total so far for I8!)7   LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Tickets for the Odd Fellows excursion  to Jvaslo on Monday, may be secured at  the postoflice, at the,. Nelson Drug store  and from any member of the committee  up to 7:30 o'clock Monday morning, also on  the government wharf before the departure of the steamer.  Raphael Ross, the Italian injured on (.he  C. 6c K. railway on Wednesday, is not  dead. On the contrary; there is a good  chance of his pulling through.  Duncan McDonald, of this city, is credited with having sold a one-fourth interest in the Sunset mine in the Whitewater  basin to J.'Fred Ritchie and tho Kootenay  6c Columbia Prospecting and Mining company.    The   consideration   is   stated   as  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS    PROM   KASLO.  A  pproximate  Tons.  Value.  llii  31  II!  1.)  Wis  $ 80.211  I.Mo  S3>.2,l!i:j  :i.7>'l  s 13:1.2:11  ,-),S2__  S(I77.I!81  5.201  S.i(_l\85S  ���1 .->!��  S(i75.nO(J  2,l'!ll>  S22.'US2  ii.<X>i  S-2,871,819  J. A. Dawes Killed at Forty-nine Creek.  ' ,1. A. Dawes, who died from the effects  of injuries received on Forty-nine creek,  was buried in this city on Sunday. Dawes  was iuteresteel with D. W. McVicar in the  lease of the Nelson Hydraulic company's  ground on Forty-nine creek. On Friday  morning while piping one an old' channel  of the creek, a small landslide came down  and disconnected the water pipe which  carried the water for .sluicing. Dawes  was standing near the giant and got the  full torcn of the 10-inch stream with its  800-foot head. Jn a second he was knocked  into the creek, getting a drop of J5 .feet.  He was driven through i.he sluice boxes  and carried down over the dump, a distance of 200 yards. He got out of the  creelc without assistance -and-made liis  way back to the cabin. .He had received  a fracture at the base of the skull, however, and died at 5:30 the following day.  He leaves a widow and two children in  Nova Scotia.   Mr. Pike Sells Government Concessions. ,  The Victoria Times: "No doubt the people of this province will read with interest the Colonist's announcement 'that the  charter and concessions obtained from  the province by the Cassiar Central Railway company have been acquired from  W. Pike by M. Hirschel-Cohen, acting on  behalf of the Transvaal Gold Fields, Lim-  i ted, of 120 Bishopsgate street Within,  London,..and'- others.' There will be no  surprise over the announcement, for it is  safe to say that nine people out of every  ten expected just such an outcome from  the Cassiar transaction between Turner 6c  Co. and Mr. Pike. As to one little detail  the government organ is silent, namely,  the consideration received by Mr. Pike for  the valuable concessions which Turner &  Co. 'handed over to him.  Squatters Hold a Meeting.  The squatters of Nelson held a meeting  tliis week aud appointed a committee to  represent them and act for them in conjunction with the city council in an effort  to secure a stay of proceedings until they  have an opportunity of purchasing then-  lots from the government. There are  about one hundred families affected, and  as the government does not inform them  where they are to, go when they leave  their present homes, they are altogether  at sea. In the city of Nelson it is impossible to get a bed for a night at any of  the hotels. '   The Vomit of the Self Expatriated.  In the last issue of the Slocan City News  D. R. Young publishes the following card:'  To whom it may concern: Having been  "called down" several times as to my  rights.iu Canada, I take pleasure in stating that I have sworn allegiance to the  queen, having "taken out my papers"  several months ago; and I can truthfully  assert my belief that I am as loyal as any  Canadian born. This is one of the proudest days of my life as J unfurl the British  (lag over my office. l'X 1.1. Yoti.vt;.  The Sale of the Whitewater.  It is reported in Kaslo that the Whitewater mine has beeu purchased by the  Puget Sound Reduction company of Fv-  erett, for $500,000. The Whitewater has  been a regular dividend payer for the  past two years.- .1.0. Raton, the manager of the mine, owned a third in it. The  other owners were John L. Retallaek,.!.  L. 'Montgomery aud W. C. Pierce, of  Kaslo.   Another Business Block for Baker Street.  City solicitor John Flliot has decided to  put up a business block on the northeast  coiner of Baker and Stanley streets.    A.  C. Ewart, formerly of Victoria, is prepar  for  the  building.  ing   the   plans  for  the  building.    Work  has already commenced, and the building  by mayor Houston and every member of | will be a two-story brick.  The   consideration   is   stated  $10,000.  K. P. Whalley has purchased the plant  and good will' of (ihe Nelson Soda Water  Factory. N. Cummings has been retained"  as manager, and the new proprietor announces that it is his intention to push  the business as energetically as possible.  Messrs. Thorpe & Company, the soda,  water manufacturers of Vancouver, were  contemplating starting a factory in the  city, but it is doubtful if they will attempt  to divide the business with the new firm.  Owing to a disagreement in the council  Wednesday evening, as to the relative  duties of the mayor and .members of the  public works committee, with respect to  the conduct of public works, alderman  Fletcher has announced his intention of  resigning the chairmanship of the public  works committee. As alderman Fletcher  is a very useful member of the committee,  it is to be hoped that he will be induced  to change his mind.  Archie Campbell, of New Denver, fell  into Carpenter creek on Monday aud was  drowned. Campbell was trying to cross  the creek on a log. He is supposed to  have come to this province from Colliog-  wood, Ontario.  J. G. McLean of Seattle, is on a visit to  his'brother, W. C. McLean. J. G. brought  in a good assortment of the latest yarns,  and has presided at several spinning sessions during the week.  11. H. Trueman of Vaucouver, photographer, has pitched his tent on the corner  of^Baker and Stanley streets. He will remain in town for a couple of weeks.  The city council has instructed the city  engineer to make an estimate of the "cost  of putting a new bridge the full width ot  the street across the Ward creek ravine  on Baker street. The present foot bridge  over the ravine is dangerous, and altogether the present arrangement is unsightly. The council can hardly make a  mistake in having a new bridge constructed.  Captain William Seamen, for.several  years chief officer of the steamers  Kokanee and Nelson this' week left  Tor New Denver to take charge of the  new steamer Slocan, recently launched on  Slocan lake. Mr. Seamen has done good  service on Kootenay lake, and made a  host of friends who will be pleased to  learn of his promotion. -.'.Captain-Robert-  son, of the steamer Mariou on the Columbia, will take Mr. Seaman's place as first  officer of the Kokanee.  H. D.Hume, brother of J: Fred Hume,  M. P., arrived in the city this week. He  is figuring on erecting a first class hotel  on the corner of Vernon and Ward streets.  Mr. Hume is.lately from Vancouver.  The new license by-law now before the  city council provides for an all round increase in liquor licenses. Hotels will be  required to pay $300 a year; saloons $500;  bottle license,,for the sale of not less than  pints, $200; restaurants, where liquors and  beer are served with meals, $200; wholesale liquor houses, $100. Hotels are defined by the municipal act as houses having not less than 80 rooms, all others being described as saloons. Peddlars and  fakirs will be charged the full license of  $100 a year, and real estate agents, brokers,'lawyers an insurance agents will be  assessed $25 a year.  A miner named Kellogg, who formerly  had charge of the Lexington mine in Anaconda, has been engaged by the Hall  Mines company to take the development  of the Silver King in hand. Kellogg's  position will be that of foreman.  The blast furnace at the Hall Mines  smelter will be blown in next week.  There are large quantities of very low  grade ore in the bins from the Silver  King, as well as considerable Trail creek  ore.  Mrs. T. Todd has rented the residence  formerly occupied by J. .Fred Squire  on Carbonate street, near Ward street,  and will convert the same into a boarding  house next week.  F. M.Chadbourne. the well known mining man, returned to Nelson this week  after an absence of three years. He will  probably locate in this city.  Jesse A. Bigelow will leave this evening  for Fort Steele. He will put iu the summer prospecting in Fast Kootenay.  The Mining Review, formerly published  at Rossland by David 13. Boyle, gave up  the ghost last week.  It is expected that grading on the Slocan river extension of the C. 6c K. railway will commence next week.  The Aaron's Rod company has put four  men to work ou one of its properties at  the Needles, opposite Fire Valley.  Ivaslo tin ring  Flummerfelt.  A mes-Ilolden  The dates of the baseball games between the Spokane and Kaslo teams in  the Wa'h'ngton-Kootenay league, to be  played upon the new grounds of the  Kaslo club, have been changed to Monday  add Tuesday. May 2-J and 25. instead of  Sunday and Monday, as previously scheduled.  Arthur Clague, a prisoner in. the city  lock-up, sent up,for trial at the next assizes for stealing asuit of clothes from a  room of the Lake, View hotel, escaped  form jail on Wednesday, last and has not  since been found. Telegrams have 'been  sent in various directions to intercept him,  but it is doubtful if he will be taken. He  had already served a three months' term  in the jail here for breaking open a valise  belonging to E. Ii. Tomlinson and abstracting a variety of articles. Previous  to his escape he had made an attempt to  pry open one of the doors of the lock-up.  The steamer Ainsworth is developing a  good business on the Bonner's Ferry  route. When she left on"Thursday morning she carried a large number of passengers for Sanca and other points beyond  I?iIot Bay. A large, number seemed to be  prospectors on the way to the scene of  their summer's activity.  Work has been commenced on the new-  hotel which IX M. Linuard of Rossland  will build on the north side of Front  street, almost opposite the custom house.  Mr. Witham of Rossland will construct  the building.  The sloop Kootenaian, of the skimming  dish variety, is being repaired and refitted, and will be entered to contest the  sailing race in the regatta which, is to  form a part of the program for the celebration of the 2-lth of May.  The new ball grounds are now practically complete, aud the fence and grand  stand will be finished and in readiness by  Saturday night. The most has been made  of the site aud much credit is due to J. L.  Pierce for the energy with which he litis  pushed the work to its present advanced  state.  S. B. Howard and C. T. Osman of Minneapolis, and IT. C. Wright of St. Paul,  are at the Ivaslo, and will take a look  over the Slocan and Ainsworth mining divisions with a view of investing in mining properties. They profess themselves  as wonderfully pleased with so much of  the-Kootemty as they have thus far  seen.  The committee in charge of the official  programme of exercises for the celebration of the queen's birthday has materially altered the arrangement from the  list first proposed. The present arrangements provide for the Caledonian sports  to begin at 10:30 on Monday morning, previous to which the sailing race will have  been started. Just previous.to the base-  ballgame there will be a novice bicycle  race for a silver cup, which has been offered for competition by a local jeweller.  The initial game of the Kootenay-Washington league series will be called promptly at 2 o'clock p. m., and will be followed  by the sculling contest, which is scheduled to begin at 4:30. Then will come the  tug of war, and the day's sport will terminate with a social dance, to which all  will be invited free of cost. -.Tlie second  day's sports will open with the regatta,  to be followed by horse races, aud in the  afternoou the second game of baseball between the Spokane and Kaslo nines will  be played. As Front street is so much  occupied with building .material, :it has  been decided to hold the events which  have usually taken place there on A avenue, which has been -put in order for the  purpose.  Itis said that a tennant of one of the  larger houses of the city will bring an action against his landlord;-to'-, compel him  to connect-the'premises with the city's  water system. There is no by-law governing the matter, so that the action will  have to be fought upon general principles, should it come to trial.        .  James Edwards, who was so badly injured by a snow slide while packing from  the vSurpri.se mine early in the spring, appeared upon the streets on Thursday  last. He is still confined to the use of  crutches, but seems to be in a fair way  towarstl recovery.  Charles Filter, the popular steward of  the Kokanee, has deen ordered to the  Columbia to inaugurate a steward's department on board the'new steamer Kootenay of the C. P. R. licet. The vacated  pla.ee is being acceptably filled by .Fred  Connelley..  Amongst the visitors  in  the  past week  were A. C.  managing director  of   the  conipany in British Columbia,  and  J.   C.  Fell, of London.    Both were looking over  the Ivooteenay country, where Mr. .Flummerfelt   has  large  business  and  mining  interests.  A large number of prospectors are going  into the Duncan river country during the  present spring. Scarcely-a day passes  that several boats, heavily laden with  supplies do not leave for that district.  The liberals resident in Kaslo completed the organization of an association for  political purposes last, .Saturday evening,  after a previous meeting for similar purposes had failed. The iliew association is  officered by J. B. McArthuras president:  Arthur Gnndenough, first vice-president:  Duncan .Mel'hail, second vice-president;  D. J. Young, treasurer, and IX C. McGregor, secretary.    The   new  association  begins its work at an early day, and. will  doubtless do it effectively, when occasion  may offer,,as it is strongly officered. It  will also form a .favorable medium by  which theviews and wishes of the local  party may be early communicated to  those iu authority.  Last Saturday evening the new steamers Jvokanee and International came into  port very nearly together, with the C. P.  Jl. flyer iu the lead. Jt appears that when  the Jvokanee pulled out from Woodbury  creek the two steamers were very nearly  side by side. Then the contest began  with a straightaway course before them.  Jt is not at all certain that it, will be admitted that there was anything resembling a race.' All the same opposite the  city it was apparent that both were making good time and stirring for the lead.  When the Kokanee slowed down to run  into her dock a short half milo lay between the boats.    It was a close race.  AROUND   AINSWORTH.  SLOCAN   MINING-   NOTES.  Thisted  interest  Thomas Mitchell of Sandon, the well  known builder of concentrators, whose  work in the Slocan has been uniformly  successful, has been engaged to prepare  prepare plans for the Montezuma tramway and concentrator. He was looking  over the grounds on Friday last and will  take about three weeks to get the necessary plans in readiness. As soon as these  are prepared, tenders will be invited for  the work, and the whole pushed to completion as rapidly kg possible.   ,  "Uobert F. Green and Andrew  have each purchased a one-sixth  iu the mineral claims Silver Bel.I, Hub,  and Jjittle J3ell, situated on the south  fork of Ivaslo creek, and known as the  "Swede's claims." There are other valuable considerations in each case. Mr.  Green is already interested in the B. N.  A. group of claims iu the same vicinity.  Treve M. Gibson has conveyed . to Fred  Steele the Black Diamond and Little Donald mineral claims at Ainsworth, which  he acquired from John F.Stevens. When  the claims were acquired it was said that  they would be taken over by an eastern  syndicate represented in Kootenay by the  present purchaser.  L. A. Jarnigan has bonded to Herbert  Cuthbert the mineral claims Lost Paradise, Hidden Treasure, and Faster, lying  about one mile from the Blue J3ell  mine. He is to pay $12,000 for the three  in the following payments: ,$G00 ou the  12th of June: $1,500 on the 1st-of October,  and $0,000 on the 1st of January, ISOS. He  acquire tho right to work, mine and develop the property, and to apply the net  proceeds of ore shipped on account of the  ]atrch;tse price.  It is said that the owners of the Montezuma mineral claim will apply to the government to bear half the cost of building  a wagon* r'pacl up tha sou: h fork of Kaslo  creek from the Kaslo and Slocan railway.  ���A.-petition- was sent to the provincial  government "during the, recent session,  signed by all the claim holders on the  south fork, and most of the residents of  Ivaslo, asking an appropriation for the  road, but the chief commissioner replied  rather earlessly, saying that if the people thought it, would be profitable, they  might use their own surplus funds in  building a toll road, for which, the government would probably grant a conces-  ion, if asked for by responsible parties.  Alexander Dick of .the Maritime Fxplo-  ration company, has just completed a  tour of the Slocan. The most notable developments in the whole district, to his  mind, have been those of the i?ayne  group and the J3est. When the lower tunnel on the former is completed, the owners estimate that they will have $3,000,000  worth of ore in sight. On the Best there  is $300,000 worth of ore blocked out as a  result of $10,000 spent in development.  At the Currie, on the Galena farm, a  Rand compressor is being placed in position. It is said that Fraser 6c Chalmers  havesecured the contract for supplying  the machinery for the new  concentrator.  The Jvaslo sampler is handling two or  three cars of ore a day. The lltttli is a  steady shipper, and I.he Sunset and Whitewater are sending down now. A. car of  very high grade stuff was shipped from  the Sunset on Saturday.  The Two .Friends Mining company,  which for some time past has been working the Two Friends property on a bond,  has stopped ail work upon it. The company owns an undivided ' one-quarter interest in the property, and will allow all  other interests in the property under the  bond to lapse. It will now give its attention to the Great Western, a' fairly well  developed property.  The Coledonia, Libby B., Jennie and  Producer, near the Galena Farm, have  been stocked by a company called the  Galena Farm Mining company. The capital stock is ��100,000, and the shares are  being offered at par. The Hon. _ Win.  Pugsley, of Xew Brunswick, is president,  and the properties of the company have a  fair location but not much mineral in  night.   _ ,.__  Gold Production ol' Queensland.  The Queensland mines department reports for the quarter ending March 31st,  that the production of gold in the colony  amounted to 107,188 crude ounces, showing an Increase ol" 10,821 ounces, as compared with the fi-st. quarter of ISOfi. At  the usual rate for Queen-land gold, this  was equal for the quarter this year to  151,020 fine ounces, or $3,202,320.  If Silver Holds Itn Present Place It will Be a  Busy Camp this Summer.  Ainsworth camp is no doubt on the eve  of a very busy summer.   The properties  that are being,worked show improvement  in every instance, and the indications are  that work will be immediately resumed,  upon several others.    Hoisting machinery '  is being placed upon three properties���the  Little Donald, Mile Point and Mamie.  Dan Clark has sold his interest in the  Lady of'the Lake properly for $1G0 cash.  . IX F. Strobeck recently made a lucky  strike south ol the mouth of Coffee creek.  He located a ledge running from 4 to (>  feet wide and was laughed at by those  who knew all abontit. Since ihen alittle  work has opened up II ledge which assayed  1-10 ounces silver and 70 per cent lead. The'  indications are that Strobeck's find will  prove very valuable.  A. A. McKinuon and F. L. Fitch have  bonded the Kate ,L claim near Ainsworth,  to a syndicate represented by.Knight of  Spokane, for $0000, 10 per cent of which  was paid down. It is a short bond and  calls for the full payment by September  1st. On the Kate L there is a wide quartz  jedgR, and the ore is similar to that of the  Jeff Davis, carrying gold and.copper.,  The discovery of "gold in paying quantities in the' ore of the Highland caused  considerable specidatiou in the camp.  The discovery was made by Alex McLeod,  who upon looking over the Highland  dump, suggested that the ore looked as if  it carried gold. ' Two days spent in assaying the dump proved that the supposition  was well founded. The ore is a combination of quartz and, iron, and there are  several tons of it upon the dump. It gave  assay returns runniug all the way from $2  to $70 in gold. There is a 3-foot body of  similar looking ore in the Highland, and  if it assays as well as that upon the dump  the value of the.Highland will be considerably enhanced. Workmen are at present engaged iu making a bed for a flume  for the Highland concentrator.  Gold has also been found in the Black  Diamond ore, occurring in the galena.  Recent assays have been had of from !p:>  to $S in gold". It will be remembered that  upon the discovery of the Little Donald,  an adjoining property, a gold nugget  worth $7 was found.  Alex McLeod reports another strike on  the Silver glance on Woodbury creek.  The tunnel on the property is now iu 100  feet. The ledge is -I feet wide and the pay  streak about one foot wide." A'recem/as-  siiy went 500 ounces silver and $18 in gold.  The bond upon the Silver Glance falls due  on July 1st. The locators get a substantial cash payment and one fifth of the  slock issued by the company taking ic  over.   Supposed to Have Been Drowned.  James C. Yuill of Ivaslo, has been 'missing since last, Saturday evening, and circumstances poiut to the conclusion that  he was drowned in Kaslo river. About 10  o'clock Saturday evening he was seen  passing along Third street in the direction of his cabin on the south side of the  river. Somewhat later in the evening  Frank Nelson reported to the police that  he was going toward the river and saw,  in the moonlight at a considerable distance ahead of him, a man walking toward the river, and as this man mounted  the stone protection wall built along the  bank, he seemed to stumble forward into  the currei\t. Nelson said he ran as quickly as possible to the spot whence the man  had disappeared, but could see nobody,  nor did he hear any outcry. He then ran  back until he met another person, and  both searched along the bank, but could  see nothing: -Report was then made to  the..police of;.the singular circumstance.  When Yuill's cabin was visited on Sunday  morning, it was found that he had not returned, and hi.s flog was still tied up in the  vicinity. "Jim" Yuill was widely known  in the Nelson and "'Kaslo districts, where  he has .resided for a number of years. He  'had been prospecting during lhe'spring,  and had come into Kaslo to record his  location. The stream, where he fell in. is  very much swollen, and rushes along with  great speed and force, so that he must  have been killed or drowned immediately  after having fallen in without,any chance  of saving himself.  Trying- To Locate the Blame.  Dr. Iv C. Arthur, coroner, opened an inquest Monday evening for the purpose of  ascertaining the cause of the death of  the deatli of Bruno Maraimo, the Italian  killed on the C. iv- K. railway Wednesday  morning. The jury was composed of II.  F. Lemon,' A. (J. Buchanan, II. II. Cameron, P. J. Russell. W. J. Dickson aud A.  F. Lott. The evidence presented went to  show that tlie death was caused by the  careless piling of cord-wood along the  main line,of the company's track, so that  it fouled the work-train in passsing. The  deceased was struck by a stick of the  wood while riding on. a flat car of tlie:  work-train and received a fractured  skull which resulted fatally. The wood  contractors who are said to be responsible for the piling of the wood are  Messrs. Collette iV; Foly. The inquest was  adjourned to secure further ' u\ idenee  from the workmen who piled the wood.  The Cariboo Mall Contract.  Messrs. Peter Ryan and John Shields, of  Toronto, were the lowest tenderers for  carrying the mails between A-hcroftand  Barkerville. and they will be given the  contract. The amount involved is about  $20,000 a year.  Sr'*i  Us**  P  --#'������-?  Ki.-'jsli.-. FiVaA-  <y",*_v��� ���-������������:����� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,  MAY 22,  1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  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The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  ��he ecrihwtte*  S \ TURDAY  MORNING MAY'  1897  When   mayor Houston   announced in  the city council chamber ou Monday evening, that he would willingly swap all the  government   officials   in  Nelson for one  good foundry and machine shop, he voiced  the feeling of the great majority of the  residents of Nelson.    Ever since the town  of Nelson was started the provincial government and its local representatives have  been a hindrance to the  growth of the  town.   That Nelson has not made greater  progress during  the past eight years is  distinctly traceable to the government's  cumbrous policy in administering the real  estate owned by it within  the townsite.  It is  not reasonable  to  suppose  that a  business man desirous of establishing an  industry in a city will camp in it for a  year or six months in order to purchase a  site, when it suits the government to offer  land   for sale.   To   this disadvantage is  added that of the niggardly, policy adopted by the government representatives in  making necessary repairs to roads, bridges  and sidewalks.    Although the provincial  government took thousands of dollars out  of the people of Nelson in taxes  during  the past eight years, a most insignificant  sum was expended  within the townsite.  So  niggardly were the government officials in this respect that when the corporation of the city of Nelson was created,it;  was forced in the interest of public safety  to prosecute many  public  works  which  years before had been officially called to  the atteution of the government.    Nelson  has no reason  to feel  grateful  to either  the provincial:government or its officials,  and if mayor Houston could succeed in  swapping the present nest of officials off  for the Honey man foundry, he would be  making a good trade for the city.  Premier Laurier's telegram to mayor  Scott of Rossland, in connection with the  establishment of the Le Roi smelter at  Northport, has the proper ring to it. It  would be a good thing for British Columbia if premier Turner of Victoria, had a  dash of the same spirit in his make-up.  When it became certain that the owners  of the Le Roi mine were about to commence the building of a smelter at North-  port for the treatment of the Le' Roi ore,  mayor Scott wired premier Laurier urging him to declare the government's policy  with respect to the'imposition of an export duty upon ore, in order that the Le.  Roi people might see the wisdom of locating their smelter somewhere iu Kootenay  instead of in the United States. Premier  Laurier did'not announce the government's policy with respect to an export  duty, but his reply shows that he is alive  to the interests of this section of the Dominion, and that there is a probability  of an export duty being imposed or  of some additional encouragement  being given to the home smelting  ���of the ores of the province. In  In his reply- to mayor Scott, Canada's  premier said: "The question is under  "consideration. The parties intending  ���" to locate a smelter on the south side of  " the international boundary line would  " be wise in taking no hasty action."  In striking contrast to the action taken  by premier Laurier comes the action  taken by premier Turner of Victoria.  Some two weeks ago a Portland foundry  man named Honeyman, decided to establish a foundry and machine shop in Nelson. The only available site was acouple  of vacant government lots. As the firm  could not purchase these lots until an  auction sale whh ordered  by the govern- |  ment, the firm decided to squat upon  them, erect its foundry and machine-shop,  and take its chance of buying the lots in at  the sale. Work was commenced upon the  foundry and the firm's plant was shipped  from Portland, consigned to Nelson.  Had Honeyman been allowed to proceed  unmolested ��� Nelson would have had'a  foundry and machineshopiu runningorder  inside of one month, with the result that  work now being sent to the United States  would have been done in Nelson. ��� But it  so happened thatHoneyman had squatted  on lots included in a block which acting  government agent Goepel had fenced in  I'or himself, and Goepel as acting government agent, ordered Honeyman off the  ground as a trespasser. The result has  been that work upon the foundry has  been stopped and the company's plant  has been held over at Northport, in the  United States. An appeal was made to  premier Turner that he allow the work on  the'foundry to proceed, but without effect. This means that if premier Turner  pursues his present narrow policy, the  town of Northport will secure an industry  which premier Turner's lack of judgment  drove out of the province.  There are over one -hundred people  within the city of Nelson who have squatted upon government town lots. They  have put up houses or shacks upon the''  lots, according to their means, on the  chance of being able to buy the lots in  at the.government sale. But the government which has pampered F. Aug. Heinze,  R. P. Rithet and scores of other wealthy  adventurers, has neither generosity nor  justice for the meaner adventurer who  Graded over his capital to the extent of  building a shack or a dwelling upon a  government lot. The government will ���  sell the lots but the squatter will not receive any protection for the improvements he has put upon them. lie'must  purchase from the government the building he has placed upon the government  ground, in order that there,will be at the  disposal of the cabinet funds to deal generously with adventurers who feed the  faces of cabinet ministers at the Driard  hotel in Victoria. Premier Turner's cabi-  uet is easiest swayed through its stomach.  HOW   CODES   ARE   PREPARED.  They Cost Thousands of Dollars But Effect a  c Great Saving-.  The extent to which the use of the telegraph enters into the transacti'ou of business at the close of the century is in some  measure indicated by the fact that a prominent shipping,house of New York has recently paid $10,000 for a cipher code to be  used in the transmission of business messages, and that the cost of this code will  be more than made up in the saving effected on telegraphic messages in one year.  Owing to the rapid extension of laud  wires aud submarine cables within the  last few years, all parts of the globe are  now connected by electricity, and the  bulk of the: world's business is' done by  its aid through the medium of codes  which have been constructed to meet the  requirements of the commercial and financial world. Where formerly the mails  were used for the transmission of commercial messages, their business use ,4s  now chiefly limited to the verification  and elaboration of communications previously sent by wire. The telegraph account on a merchant's balance sheet is,  therefore, an important item, and: it is  for this reason that cipher codes are invented. The function of a code employed  in commercial transactions has reference  less to secrecy than to economy, though  both results are accomplished at the same  time. Codes having particular reference  to concealment and privacy are used extensively by governments and individuals, but these cryptographic systems are  simple aud lucid as contrasted with the  elaborate and complicated forms that  serve the purposes .of economy in the business world.  To such an extent htvs the code system  of today been perfected that the majority  of the cablegrams passing between New  York and the uttermost ends of the earth  contain no more than two or three words  in addittion to the name and address,  while large numbers contain but a single  word ��--���*-���* *������ unes and addresses are olso  cond..u._n.u 1U..O cipher to reduce the cost  of transmission. For example, a message  addressed to "Clarauce Munroe, , Paris,"  would be delivered to Mr. Clarauce Eddy,  organist, care of Munroe & Co., 7 Rue  Scribe, Paris, France���a saving of eleven  words out of fourteen.  The executive departments of the  United States government are each supplied, with d"liferent cipher systems, and  these are used both for secrecy and economy. It is easy to see why concealment  i.s necessary when the treasury department i.s transmitting directions or information which might be used for stock  jobbing purposes, and that secrecy would  be essential in sending out the announcement that a train loaded with gold bullion would on a certain day and hour start  from the mint at Carson City, for San  Francisco. The navy department's cipher  is a very extensive and complicated one,  and is used in all correspondence pertaining to the movement of vessels and fleets.  When the Trenton and Vandalia were  lost in a hurricane oil" the Samoan islands,  nine years ago a cipher could not be used  in advising the department at Washington of the catastrophe, as the code book  was on board the Trenton, and went to  the bottom with the ship. The message  was sent in full, and its transmission by  way of Auckland cost the United States  nearly $1,000. The weather bureau uses  a cipher code for economy in the transmission of reports from the lo0 signal stations. Anson Stager devised the first  cryptographic code for the use of the war  department, early in 1SC1, and the first  key to it was intrusted , to Allan Pinker-  ton, the detective. Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, was captured  by means of a cipher message sent to  Washington, and the-operator who telegraphed the message received !pi500 out of  the reward offered.  Tt is a rule of the cable companies that  no word shall contain more than ,ten letters without an extra charge, and that in  cipher messages coined words shall not be  used. An official code vocabulary for universal use was adopted by the International Telegraphic, Convention, sitting at  Budapest iu June and July of last year,  and steps were taken toward making the  use of this code compulsory throughout  the world, commencing with January 1st,  1898. This measure called out a storm of  protests and remonstrances from merchants and commercial bodies in the  United States, and the plan of making  the new vocabulary .compulsory was  abandoned. The convention decided not  to enforce the use of the first edition of  the new vocabulary, and ordered the International Bureau of Telegraphic Administration at Berne, Switzerland, to  prepare and issue a second enlarged aud  modified edition. It was also decided that  the date of the compulsory use of this second edition should be fixed by a convention to be held in Londonin 1901.      <���  It is one of the requisites ,of a satisfactory cipher code A'oeabulary that there"  should be a typographic and telegraphic  dissimilarity in the words used, aud that  each word should differ from every other  word by at least two letters and three,  elementary Morse signs. Otherwise the  error of a single letter or the similarity  of telepraphic signals might convey a  word totally different iu meaning from  that handed in by the sender. For example, "generalize," might be.'rendered  "mineralize," "acetyle" might be made to  read "actyle," and so on. It was found,  on examination, that the official vocabulary as adopted at Budapest, did not meet  its own requirement, and that out of its  2:5(5,000 words, over 30,000 words were given  in which the dissimilarity of at lease two  letters aud three telegraphic signs did not  exist.  ,Johu C. Hartfield, a New York compiler  of codes, was the first one to weed out the  faulty words by a system of double checking. A force ot women in New York and  another in London were employed to  make the search, and their labors were  then compared. In this way .30,000. words  were eliminated from the official vocabulary and its total reduced to 22(5,900 words.  It is understood that the enlarged vocabulary to be adopted at the London conference in 1901, will contain nearly oOO.OOO  words, and in order to obviate as far as  possible the objections urged by persons  already possessing codes obtained at  large expense, the International Bureau  will introduce into the new collection such  words now found in private codes as shall  meet the general reqirements, namely,  that' they shall be dictionary words in  either the English. French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian. Dutch or Latin  languages, and shall bedissimilar in let-  cers and telegraphic signs, as already  stated. Owners of such codes have only  to send them for collation to the bureau  at Berne, which then charges itself with  the execution of the work.  Mauy people imagine that a business  code is merely a printed book, a dictionary or an encyclopaedia. It is true that  a cipher code having for its object the  concealment of the meaning of a message  from all person except the one to whom  it is addressed is constructed on these relatively simple lines, but a complete business code is a very different affair. Some  of the code works now used by business  houses are vast compilations of figures  and special arrangements of words designed to cover the multifarious details  of business in reference to a single article,  to say nothing of the variety of subjects  that can come up in connection with  every kind of merchandise which the  United States buy abroad and sell abroad,  as well as financial and speculative matters of the utmost importance.  Among the business houses which have  paid big prices for private codes, the more  conspicuous are Flint, Eddy & Co.- of  New York, and Armour 6c Co. of Chicago.  The code used by Flint, Eddy & Co. is said  to have been procured at a cost of $10,000,  and the cost of Armour & Co.'s code is  given as $20,000.'. The last named figure  is probably an exaggeration* as the size  and complexity of a code govern its cost,  and the system used by an importing aud  exporting house dealing in merchandise  of almost every known description would  naturally be more elaborate than that  used by a company which handles a relatively "limited number of its own manufactured products. . The code used by  Flint, Eddy & Co. contains a general vocabulary of 22(5,000 words, and a special  vocabulary of 30,000 words, making a total of 25(5,000 words, It is.estimated that  by the use of this code the firm will save  from $1,000 to $15,000 a year iu telegraph  expenses. This does not mean necessarily  that the receipts of the cable companies  are to be decreased in that proportion.  It means that by the use of code systems  the cables are to be utilized for the transaction of business which could not be  handled by telegraph at all if full  word rates had to be paid, and it may  happen that iu the long run the receipts  of the cable companies are increased  rather than diminished by the use of the  cipher codes. Every large shipping house,  and many of the leading financial establishments, are provided with separate  code systems which are guarded closely  and carefully from the knowledge of outsiders. The gross sum of the money saved  by the code is enormous. An ordinary  message, sent to a remote part of the  world to which the cable rate ��� is $3 a  word, would cost from $39 to $100, if sent  in the language of conversation, whereas  the code message involve th.e,'expenditure  of only a small sum. An "example of the  extent to which words and their numerical co-agents can be used iu telegraphing  detailed information was furnished to the  Sun reporter, as follows:  "New York, May ]..���To Smith 6c Tompkins, Cape Town, South Africa: We offer,  cost, insurance and freight, at $1.27 per  case, 15,000 cases of kerosene oil; shipment by sailer early next month; with  deck load of staves, freight rate to Cape  JUST RECEIVED a small varied stock of  .EGTRIGAL SUPPLIES  CT is to furnish you with enough to Keep your work going while i\\e  balance of your order is coming from Toronto.   Thanking you for past favors  CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY  FRANK DARLING, KOOTENAY ACENT  oiler Feed Water Heater  AND WATER PURIFIER  Guaranteed 7 per cent better than any other make of heiitcr      The Websler System of Heating with Exhaust SLcnm relieves hack pressure on engine  The Mor.se Valve Kcseutor will reseat, any style of valve without removing: valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Cuts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Street Hydrants, Gate Valves, Pipe. Crescent Drill Steel. Wire Hope       .''reighl and Passenger Elevators  Office, Hodgins building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  .Town, $1.10 per 1,000 feet, subject to reply by wire before 12 M. tomorrow. To  other points add 1 cent per case on oil."  This message of fifty-eight words, aside  from the address and signature, was conveyed in the following words and lignres:  "Heportabam���QWSSit. Actiueduct���508-  -132.". ���     '  It should be understood that only the  words are cabled, and that the figures are  contained in the key book in the possession of the person receiving the message,  and are used by him to translate the  message. The system by which all this  is given in two words is one of extraordi-  nay complexity, but the cable code experts employed in the large shipping  houses are so skilled in their work that,  not above ten minutes would be occupied  either in sending or translating this two  word message. In.the office of a representative Broad street firm four clerks  are employed in the cable code department, all of them high-priced men.  From ten to fifteen messages from different parts of the globe are received  every day, and the cable book has completely displaced the letter book in importance. The following are average  types of one and two word messages iu  the grain trade:  "Pracasando." Translation ��� "We offer 5,000 quarters No. 2spring wheat, shipment by steam to your port, at 37s.  -J.[d."  "Remixed. Fastidiar." Translation���  "We offer 10,000 quarters IS'o. 2 spring  wheat. In force tor reply Wednesday.  Shipment this month. Others have sold  at Uiis price, (i/27s. Od."  In the single word messages the saving  is nineteen words out of twenty, and in  the two word message twenty-six out of  twenty-eight words. The average saving  in the larger codes is estimated^ at 25 to 1.  The importance of this saving can be  gathered I'rom the fact that by one route  the cable rate to Cartagena in Columbia  is $3.10 per word; to 1'uertb Cabello in  Venezuela. $3.15 per word, and to points  iu the Cape colonies of South Africa $L.-kS  per word. This is why a business house  can pay $10,000 for a cipher code and save  its price iu less than a year.  Tie Crow's Nest  Pass Railway  The Sloean Hiver  ilway  are to be built during the year  1897. -Construction work has  already commenced on the last  named. These two roads with  the two already having terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the'railway center of Southern  British Columbia. Real estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in -value���-often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines���and Nelson will  be no exception. The following described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers against making a  losing:  NEL'SON   PROPERTY  .'10x120 feet on J3aker street, with '2-story  olliee building.   Terms .....       50x120 feet on Vernon street, with 2-story  business block.   Terms..      25x120 feci'on Vernon street with improvements.   Terms  ���   100x120 feet on Vernon street (a corner) with  improvements.   Terms   50x120 feet at corner of Ward and Hoover  streets, with 10-rooni dwelling house. All  modern conveniences.   Terms      25x120 foot on Victoria street, with 2-story  dwelling.    Terms '..  ���   fl2ixl20 feet on Victoria street, with cottage  Terms   25x120 feet corner Victoria iind Hendryx  streets.   Terms ..      Price  ��5.250  ' 5,500  1,100  5,500  1,000  2,200  2,750  850  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  Price  An undivided one-fourth interest in Trout  Lake City townsite, in Lardeau district.  Terms   2.000  1  Charles A. Waterman & Co  Ofllee:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM  BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  MPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR.SALE  are not holding any  of lots in Slocan City.  fyiy auction sale advertised  is conducted by outside purchasers. FR/^NK   FLETCHER, Trustee.  Cars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of Mattresses  THESE C00DS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTACEOU PRICES FOR CASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  LARCE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS ." . .  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  D. McARTHUR & GO.  FOOT OF HALL STREET. KELSON'.  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned Work,  and Office Fitting's.    Just  arrived and in stock, a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  general Commission and Manufaetupeps' Agent  .-'���'���'��� _A.c3-Ei_rNrciE:sir  Groat.West Oatmeal Mills, Pilot _Ylm.dc], Manitoba 'Tlio Virden -Roller Mills. Virden! Manitoba  The K. M. Smith Biscuit Factory. Victoria. 13. (.'- Smith & Fischel, Cigars, St. Jerome, Quebec  ��� KOOTENAY AtfADQUAUTEUS, XELSON, B.C.  [HEEALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The Georg-eE. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  3QLE AGENT, '       C  .   NELSON, B. C. U.  E.E-A.L   ESTATE  zMUnsriusra- bbokee  Parties having lots in Sil-  verton, and wishing to  sell may find a buyer by  resssng or calling on  UKALKY BLOCK. BAICKlt STREET, NELSON'.  FOR SALE.       ~  Several valuable business sites on  Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G. DICKSON.  NOTICE.  Cor. Vernon and Ward Sts., Nelson.  Office:   Corner Vernon and  Ward streets, Nelson, B. 0.  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of ICootonay  Photographs in the latest styles  Guarantee satisfaction  Mrs. Johnson.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson local njjent for  Addition A to tho townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  F. O. INNER.  Eugene'B. Frankel  GRADUATE OPTICIAN  If you have trouble with your eyes, or vour glasses  don't suit you perfectly, call upon him. No cases too  difficult,   .examination free.  Nel-on ollice in Jacob Dover's jewclery store.  Ivaslo ollice. Front .street.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that, the all persons having accounts again.-!, the NeUon h'ire Department are required  to send same in immediately to the undersigned,  CHARLES li. SEALEY, Auditor.  .j-r  ��MS...  F-'^v'l  .����3  ^������"."/���������if  IMS  .11: r ,--7  _-rr*,",'li;r'"J ./�����  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1897.  3  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH ���..  Hon.  GEO. A..DRUMMOND...  10. S. CLOUSTON   .; President  ..:. Vico-Prcsident  .General Manager  NELSON   EHANCH  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley-Streets.   IlItANCllKS  IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  Huy and' sell Sterling Exchange and  Cabla  Transfer..  GRANT COMMERCIAL AND TltAVKLLKR8' CREDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DHAPTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATH OK INTEREST (at present) 8 Per Cent.  IMPROVING   THE   CITY   STREETS.  City Council Accepts a Tender for the Removal of the Josephine Street Bluff.  Tire fifth regular meeting of the mayor  and board of aldermen was held in the  court house Monday evening. Present :  Mayor Houston and aldermen Teetzel,  Malone, Fletcher, Hillyer, Dow and Gilker.  Alderman .Teet/.el presented the report  of tlie finance committee re the offer of  The Tribune Publishing company for  printing and advertising. On inotiou of  alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman  Teet/.el, it was resolved: That the bylaws and other advertisements of the city  be printed in The Tribune until January  llth, 1898, at the following rate*, to-wit:  Five cents per nonpariel line of 31 ems for  first insertion and two cents per line i'or  each additional insertion, twelve nonpariel lines to the inch, and all space actually occupied to be paid for.   Carried.  The city engineer submitted a report re  alleway in block 2S. On motion of alderman Kletcher, seconded by alderman  Hillyer, the report was received and  ordered placed on file.  The city engineer submitted report re  the cheapest way of making roadway at  the corner of Ward and Silicia streets  passable. On motion of alderman Fletcher  seconded by alderman Dow, the report  was received and ordered placed on lile.  Reports regarding the condition of tlie  water mains of the' Consumers' Water  Works company were received from the  city engineer. A. .1. Hioperson, and G. AV.  Spencer and William JJa.lI.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, ib was resolved-,  "That all papers in connection-with the  proposed purchase of the plant of the  Consumers' Water Works company be referred toa special committee of alderman  Teet/.el, Hillyer and Malone. and that  I hey hand in a written report to the council 'at.a special meeting to be held on  Wednesday.'   Carried.  A communication was received from the  ciry solicitor re'the rights of the Consumers' Water Works company under its  charter.  A communication was received from  W. P. Robinson asking for a. sidewalk to  lots 5,.(}-,and: 7. block 58. On motion of  alderman Teetzel, seconded by aldesmau  Hillyer, same' was-referred to. the public  works committee.  A communication was received from E.  Burns re taking rock 'from bluff on Josephine street. On motion, of alderman Flecli-  er, seconded by alderman Malone. it was  resolved, "That the proposal of E. Burns  be accepted  under the direction of the city eng  and expenditure upon the same not to ex-*  ceed $100." ; Carried. jfi  A communication was received from A;.,;'  M. Johnson-re nuisance caused by drain?  from-Trenton fc house. Onfmotion of alde-^t  man Fletcher, seconded by aldrman TGini-  ker, the communication was receivedUiinfu   1 _-!   ..l_-.;._-.,l  _-.���   ��!_-. '���". <ct.  ded by alderman Teetzel. it was resolved,  "That the mayor be appointed collector."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Hillyer, it was resolved,  "That the sidewalk on the south side of  Baker street, between Josephine and Hall  streets, be relaid and made 12 feet .wide,  and that the sidewalk on the south side of  Baker street bridge be made safe."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That tie s'dewalk on the south side of  Vernon street:, between Josephine aiid  Hall".streets, be relaid and made 12 feet  wide, provided the property owners who  have buildings on lots supply the lumber  for their lot frontage."   Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded (by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "Thai the sidewalk on the south side of  Vernon street, opposite the bridge, be  made safe."   Carried.' "  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Gilker, it was resolved,  "That the mayor, and alderman Fletcher,  on behalf of the city council, wire the  provincial government asking that action  against squatters on government lots in  Nelson betlelayed until a remonstrance on  'behalf of the citizens can be presented."  Carried. ,  Alderman Teetzel introduced a by-law  entitled, "License By-law No. 8, 1897." On  motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by  alderman Gilker, the by-law was read a  first time by title, and the second reading,  ordered for the next meeting of the  council.  Alderman Teetzel gave notice that .he  would intioduce a by-law at the next  meeting of the council to regulate traffic  on thestreets, sidewalks and bridges within the city limits.  The council then went into committe of  the whole to consider the by-law entitled  a "By-law i'or the Prevention of Vice,  1S07." Alderman Fletcher was called to  the chair, and the by-law read section by  section. On morion of mayor Houston,  seconded by alderman Malone, the com-  mitteee rose and reported the bill complete with amendments. :  Alderman Teetzel gave notice that he  would move tit the next regular meeting  of the council, that the report of the committee on tlie "Bv-law for the Prevention  of Vice So. 7, 1897," be reconsidered.  and Hillyer' and Mayor Houston in the  negative.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teetzel, the by-law was  read a third time and adopted.  Alderman Teetzel introduced a by-law  entitled "Streets and Sidewalks Bylaw No. 9, 1897." On motion of .alderman  Teetzel, seconded by alderman Hillyer,  the by-law was read a first time and second reading ordered for the next regular  meeting of the council.  The council adjourned till Tuesday evening, the 25th instant.  Love and Philosophy.  'Twas at the Concord sages' school  We mot one summer's day ; '  I finessed��� and used no logic rule���  ,   I guessed what she would say.  " 'Tis very mirin"���this with a sigh-- '  ���'The sun that shines from thence,"  She said, and pointed lownrd the i-ky,  "Is rolling toward lhe Whence."  I told her that it must lie so.  At lea-.1. il seemed sol here:  I'or there was what T did not, know  Of the Whatnoss of the Where. .  About the only thing I know,  '  When she was standing near, ,  Was that the sky was much more blue  In the Nowncss of the Here. .  Shu smiled and said perhaps 'twas well  Those pretty themes lo much;  And asked me if Lhe rule I'd I ell  Of the smallness of the Much.  '��� I I old her that I, did not know  That rule, but then X knew,  A rule that just as well would go���  The Oneness of the Two.  She blushed and looked down on the ground  And said. "It can't bo so;"  And then the whole earth Lurncd around,  For my heart was full of woo.  "Unto the ceasenoss of my End,"  I said, "1 now shall go."  She murmured, "Don't you comprehend  The Vesness of my No/"  ootenay  Lake Sawmill  JB.' L.  Will,  with  start about March' 15th  about double its ' former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs' under  contract for early delivery.  Limited  The Planing Mill  and Factory  Is now running full time under the management  of C. E. Doiy. a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge. .  New Designs  In house-inferiors, ollice and store lixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book cases,  furniture, turnings, carving,grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  MUSIC  LESSONS  Morley  Mrs.    iviorley   is  receive pupils for piano  01  prepared    to  violin  For terms  \pply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,. Nelson  organ  Direct.from Belgium expected this month.' Rough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  LA.ST   BUGLE   CHARGE.  Wednesday's miskting.  A" special meeting of the city council  was held'in the court house Wednesday  evening. Present: Mayor Houston and  Aldermen Fletcher, Teetzel, Hillyer and  Malone.  The minutes of the last meeting were  read. Mayor Houston vetoed the resolution reading, "That all expenditures of  public works authorized by the council  be expended by the public works committee, under the direction ofjthe city engineer," as being contrary to clause 11. section d, of the "Municipal Glauses Act.'.'  On a motion to over-ride the veto of the  mayor, Aldermen Fletcher, Hillyer and  -Malone voLed in the al'lirmative, .Alder-,  man Teetzel not voting. The motion not  having received a majority of votes of  the council, was declared lost, and the  resolution ordered expunged from the  minute book. The minutes were then  adopted.  Alderman Teetzel presented the report  of the special committee re the purchase  of the Consumers' Waterworks company's plant. On montion of Alderman  Hillyer, seconded by Alderman Malone,  the re port was recei veci and ordered placed on file.  Ou motion of Alderman Teetzel, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it -.was, resolved  "That the proposition of the Consumers'  Waterworks-company for the purchase  of their plant and franchise be accepted,  and that when a legal transfer is made  from the company to the'city, that an order signed by the mayor and city clerk  be drawn on the city treasurer, and that  a check for the amount be issued there-  provided rock is taken out;! kfor, signed by the mayor auct city treas-  "    "       ' Hneer,2ftnrer."     Carried,  Aldermen   Teetzel,  Ma-  ' '  'jane, and Fletcher voting in  the  affirma-  ��� ordered placed on file  Tenders for emptying tanks were received as follows: From J. F. Clvde, $10  each; E! B. McNairn, all $M; N. D. Stewart, each $10 or $35 for all; Iv: Er Stein-  hnur, each $25; George W. Owen, each  $35. On motion of alderman Malone, seconded bv alderman Teetzel, the tenders  were referred to the public works committee.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that the following accounts be paid:  "Nelson Sawmill company, lumber $i)i SS;  .Tames Forsyth. $1.40; S. M. Bard, $7.50,  E. A. Rigney. $7.50: Joseph Parken, $7.50;  Tlionias Smith. $17.5'; Alexander Brown,  $12.5'): William Bowers, $20; Joseph Egau,  ��15; David Boyle, $S 50; Mitchell Hughes,  $15���labor on streets: John Heenan, sidewalks, $53.25, and that orders for the  amounts signed by the mayor and city  clerk be drawn on the city treasurer, and  that checks signed, by the mayor and acting city treasurer be issued therefor."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That all expenditures of public works  : authorized by the council be expended by  the public works committee under the direction of the city engineer."   Carried.,  Ou motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That the city treasurer be authorized to  pay time checks for public works when  presented and signed by the foreman  and O K'd by the mayor or one member  of the finance committee."   Q'irried.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved.  "That the appointments bv the mayor of  Seneca G. Ketchum and Robert Jnce as  policemen .bo confirmed, and that they act  as policemen until such time as the police  board is organized, and that they be paid  at rate of sixty five dollars per month."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, secon-  iiderman Hillyer, it was resolved '  V'eitv engineer be  directed  to  pr  That  prepare  ,vans and specifications for making the  Baker street bridge the full width of the  Street, and submit them at the next regular meeting of the council."   Carried.  On motion of Alderman Malone, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it was resolved "That Stanley street be repaired from  Baker street to Observatory street. Carried. '''���'.' .  A telegram was received from Premier  Turner in reference to lots occupied by  hq natters.  On motion of Alderman Fletcher,-seconded by Alderman Malone, it was resolved "That a reply be sent to the premier  stating that the council of the city of  Nelson voice the opinion of the people of  South Ivootenay, in saying that in view  of the past action of lhe government in  recognizing squatters in every case, that  their present action is unjust and uncalled for, when it is t tken into consideration  that market value can be obtained for  the property in dispute."   Carried. '  A letter was, received from the chief  commissioner of lauds and works, in reference to reservation grounds. Letters  (three) were received from George A.  Bigelow iu reference to the fire department.  On motion of Alderman Teetzel, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it was resolved  "That a special committee, made up of  Aldermen Malone Hillyer and Fletcher  be appointed to report the condition, of  the 'present fire apparatus, and recommend that new apparatus is absolutely  needed to make the department effective  until such time as the new water system  i.s iu operation. Report to be made at  regular meeting on 31st instant." Carried.  Alderman Teetzel moved, seconded by  Alderman Malone, "That the report of  the committee of the whole on the bylaw for the prevention of vice, No. 7, 1897,  be reconsidered." The motion was lost,  Alderman Teetzel and Malone voting in  the affirmative,  and  Aldermen  Fletcher  The Man who  Sounded  it  in  the  Civil   "War  Still Living.  The bugler who blew the last "charge"  of the civil war, lives in Marysville, California. When the war broke out, Nathaniel Sisson enlisted' in the Second  West Virginia cavaly. He rode under  the flag of that gallant regiment through  many a perilous struggle, and the year  .1805 .found him, under Custer's command, in that part of the field where hostilities were formally ended, says a cor-'  respondent of the St. Louis Globe-  Democrat.  "We had been pursuing Lee's retreating army all day on the 8th of April, 1805,"  said Mr. Sisson.    "On  that day  we had ���  captured a train oi! cars bearing supplies  for Lee and sent out from Richmond. We  also made quick work of a belated wagon  train, and, tired after so vigorous a day of  foraging, went into camp. After lying on  our arms all night we were called early, j  and before daylight were in the saddle \  ready for the events of the most glorious  day of the war. The trouble began at an  early hour. We advanced and met the  enemy's skirmish line, brushing them before us easily. Iu a short time we were  advancing, apparently, on Lee's wagon  train, but instead we soon found our:  selves headed through Lee's army. Then  the last bugle command of a hostile nature was blown, and we were charging at  them. As we rushed on, two of general  Gordon's aides rode out. They carried a  flag of truce. That practically ended the  war." ,   .. . .  This historic flag of truce, mentioned  by Mr. Sisson, was the dirty towel so  humorously referred to by general Gordon in his lectures on "The Last Days of  the Confederacy." The towel, though  soiled as badly as the drying apparatus  in a country printing office, was so much  cleaner than any of the apparel woru by  the march-stained men that it seemed  white in comparison. The display of so  dirty a rag was the signal of triumph for  the North, and a silent declaration that  the country was reunited.  '.'- As Prompt as the lawyer.  A sea captain and'a-lawyer-lived next  door to each other. One very windy night  the lawyer was reading a book in his  study when a ^terrific crash up stairs  startled him. Upon investigating he  found that a chimney had hurled itself  through hi.s roof, doing considerable damage. He discovered it was the sea captain's chimney. Hastening down to his  library he pulled out his law books and  hunted up similar cases, devising and  scheming how he could secure satisfaction  from;the detestable captain. While thus  engaged a note arrived from his enemy,  that read as follows: "Sir, if you don't  return those bricks at once, I will put the  matter in the hands of the law."  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch ollice foot of Hendryx Stre  Kelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  Certificate  of the   Registration  of a  Foreign  Company.  'Companies' Act," Part iv., and Amf._n-di.vg  Acts.  'KOOTENAY    MININO    COMl'ANV,     LIMITED"     (FOREIGN.)  The business "centre foi the r'.oh  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  FINNIC FLETCHER, Trustee.  Registered the 23rd day of February, ISO".  T HKREnY CERTIFY that I have this day registered  -1-   the "Ivootenay Mining Company, Limited," (Foreign),  under the "Companies Act. Part IV.," "Registration of  Foreign Companies, and Amending .Acts."  The Head Olliee of the said Company is situated _>t  the City of Tacoma, in the State of Washington. IT. S. A.  The objects for which the Company is established  are:  To own, operate, and conduct a mining'busiiicssforthe  purpose of mining g ild. silver and other precious metals,  in the State of Washington and Hritish Columbia; to develop mine*, construct stump mills and blast furnaces, or  smelters, water Humes, dykes, ditches, and other improvements necessary to carry on and operate a general  mining business; to acquire, use, or dispose of property,  whether real, personal, or mixed, and to sell or mortgage  the same; to construct, maintain, and operate lines, of  railroad for the purpose of transporting ores or mineral  deposits of any character, to and from the mines of this  Company; to Imy nnd sell, own and hold real estate,  mines or mining claiins, wateror water rights, flumes or  ditches: lo buy bonds, slocks or mortgages, or.socuritv  of individuals, or other corporation.-; 10 erccc. maintain  and operate a.smelter and rcliiicry, and lo construct all  buildings and machinery necessary for the reduction of  mineral deposits I'rom the state ol" nature to a retlned  metal, and to perform such other acts and things as may  be necessary to carry out the object* and purpo&es of I his  corporation.  The capital slock-of the said Companv is $2,000,000  divided into 2.0(10.000 shares of the par value of $1 each.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice. at Victoria',  Province of Hritish Columbia, this 2,'ird day of February,  '����'���       , , S. V. WOOTTON.  [May l.-ith] Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  International Navigation & Trading Co.,  LIMITED,  STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALBERTA  ON  KOOTKNAV  LAKE  AND RIVKR  Time   Card   in   ell'cct   May   Kith, IS1)?.    Djily   except  Sunday. , Subject to change without notice.  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundaj    ;  5:30 a.m.  Arrive at Northport 12:15 p.m.  Arrive at Holland     3:40 pm.  Arrive nt Spokane ' G:C0 p.m.  Lcavo Xelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sunday ; ;'j;C0 p.m.  Leave Spokane  .'-.     S:00 a.m.  Leave Rossland ,   10:30 a.m.  Leave Xonhport..    .  '.  1:.j0 p.m.  . Close connection at Five-mile Point wilh all passenger  trains of the X. & F. S. It. It. to and from Northport,  Rossland and Spokane.  NEW'SEHVICi: ON KOOTKNAV I.AKK.  Leave X'elson for Ka'tilo, etc., Tuesday, Wedncs-  Thurcday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m.  Arrive at Kaslo '.    12:30 p.m.  Leave ICaslo for X'elson, etc,, Monday, Tuesday,,,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday...' 5:00 p.m.  Arrive at Nelson   9:00 p.m.  IIONNKIt'S KEIIRV AN I) KOOTKNAV lil VER SERVICE.  Leave ICaslo, Saturday 11:00 p.m.  Arrive at Houndary. Sunday   7:C0 a.m.  Arrive nt Honner's Ferry, Sunday  11:311 a.m.  Leave Honner's Fi-iTi-. Kunday    1:10 p.m.  Arrive al. Houndary, Sunday ". 5:00 p.m.  Arrive at ICaslo, Sunday   10:00 p in.  Close connection  at Honner's Ferry with trains east   ,  bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a.m., and west bound, arriving at Spokane 7:00 p.m.  Through   lickcts  i-old nt  lowest  rates   and bnggngo  checked to all United btales points.  GKORCK ALKXANDKR. General Manager.  ICaslo, May loth, 1887. Head Ollice at Ka.-lo. H.C.  Spokane Palls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways/  Th,e only all. rail route without change of cars  between Nelson atfd Rossland, ��� artd  Spokane ar\d Rosslaqd.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  8:50 a. m...  10:50 a. in .  8:00 a. ni...   NELSON...  ...ROSSLANU.  ....SPOKANE.  Arrive  ..5:35 p.m.  -.3:10 p. m.  ..G.OOp.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con- "  nect at Marcu.. wilh stage daily.  Golumbia'& Kootenay Braifcft  CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY.  No. 3 I No. 1  STATIONS  No. 2 | Xo. 4  17:00  17:15  17:30  17:55  18:15  9:30 Leave Nelson Arrive 11:15  0:15      Kootenav     ,,    I4:t0  10:00     i.      ..Forty-nine Creek..    ���     13:45  10:25     i Slocan        ���    13:02  H.lSArrive Robson Leave 12:30  21:1 S  21:10  20:4;-  20:SC  10:30  NOTICE TO JOINT   STOCK   COMPANIES.  rpiIR following section, numbered llii. of the "Coinpa-  -1-    niesAct, l.SDT." relative to'the insue of a, free miner's  certilicaie is  published  I'or  ihe information of JOINT  STUCK COMPANIES. JAMES HA KER.  Minister of Mine-.  I'roviiii'iul Secretary's ollice, lllh May, 181)7.  Trains Nos. 1, 2, 3, and I .run Tuedays, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects wilh steamer for Trail Creek.  No. 3 connects with steamer for Arrowhead.  No. 2 awaits nrrival of steamer from Arrowhead.  No. 1 awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creek.  Close connection at Nelson with steamers to and from  lake points.  J. HAMILTON". Trainmaster and Agent.  t  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  100,000 shares of stock in the Hansard  ��� Gold and Copper Mining Company.  50,000 sfjares in the Kootenay Development  Company.  100,000 shares in the White Grouse Min-  irjg Company. \  Kor further information apuly to  R. E. LEMON, Nelson, B. C.  ,.:'-' . ."Clements & Hillyer block.  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY  _as!o  A Mile Prom Land.  An old tourist,' recalling captain Jud-  kms of the sitlewlieeler Scotia, tells how  that worthy skipper used to be trundled  about in a rolling chair when his gout  was bad. And he also recalls the delight  with which the irreverent young men  heard the anxious spinster ask the scowling autocrat (three days out) how far they  were I'rorn land. "About a mile, nia'ain,"  snapped Judkins. "indeed! How interesting! In which .direction?" '"In that  direction, ma'am!" shouted-the captain',  pointing downward as he turned his back  toward her.  The Oddfellows of Nelson���Ivootenay Lodge No. .Hi  I.O.O.F.���will hold their lifth annual excursion to Kaslo  on Monday, May.���__���!th. The steamer International has  been chartered for the occasion.  The Queen's Birthday celebration committee of Kaslo  has arranged a lirst-class programme, including Caledonian sports, music, dancing, horse racing, boat racing,  and miners'drilling competition.  , Tickets for tho round trip���good to return next day���  from Nelson: Adults, ��1.SO; children under 15 years ��1;  from Balfour. Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth, SI.  Meals served on the boat at ,'>U cents.  .Boat  will   leave city  wharf. Nelson,  at S a. m��� and  returning lcavo Kaslo at 7:30 p. m.  The Nelson brass band  will accompany the excursion.  Committee: A. E. I.ott, W. Hodson, E. C. Arthur, J.  Johnson, W. .}. MoGralh, and S. P. Shaw.  fHE  TREMONT  3STELS03ST  MALONE &. THKGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  Is tho headquarters for prospectors and minors.  QRAND VIEW HOTEL  DPRDBrJEDRICTOOSr  TOAD MOUXTATN  I). T. MORICE, Proprietor.  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian Firrr[.  Wc have had the pleasure of looking over the New  Empire Typewriter, a Canadian made machine, and lind  it a marvel of simnliciLy through which the makers claim  durability. The types strike direct, moving only two  inches on a steel bed. giving speed and great manifolding  power. Each type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect alignment. The writing is visible doing away  with the lifting of a heavy carriage: the touch is easy,  the response quick and the type do not appear to lock.  Ruling vertical and horizontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other standard machines.  So confident are the makers of the success of thcii machine they will refund the money of any unsatisfied purchaser after a ten days' trial. The Thomson Stationery  Company of Vancouver and Nelson are to be congratulated on securing the general agency for B. C. The machines seem to us to be at the top in merit and bottom in  price.  NOTICE^     ~  Notice is herebv given that the undersigned has  severed his connection with the business of the Kootenay  hotel, Veriinii street. Nelson, und from this date will not  he responsible for any debts or obligations contracted by  the management of tho Koolenay hotel.  WILLIAM   PETERSON.  Nelson. H. C. May 12th... 1887. [May lntli]  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on band.  VICTORIA ASSAY OFFIC  28 Broad Street, Victoria, .11. C.  Cold and Silver .......  Lend and Silver   Copper. Silver, Cold.  ��1 SO  I 50  :i 00:  fiold ��1 00  Silver    1 00  Lead    1 00  Copper  2 00  Other .metals on application. All samples to be sent  carriage paid and clearly marked, and to be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  WILLIAM    GODFREY  STEAM   BOILER   MAKER  Dealers in  Engines, Boilers, Ore Cars, and ��|i   kinds  Machinery, now and second hand.    Machinery  put in place at I lie plant.  ADDRESS   -   -   NELSON, B. C.  of  Kil. Not withstanding anything lo the eoiilrarv in section I of the "mineral Acl, KSIIii." or suction l' ol" the  "Placer Mining Aci. lSill." or elsewhere iu lhe said Acts  or other the mining laws of the province, no free miner's  certilicaie shall be issued lo a. .Iiiinl Slock Company I'or a  longer period I ban one year, and such certiticate shall  dale from the .'filth day of June in each year: and everv  free miner's. I'criillcitu held hy a Joint 'Slock t'ompanv  al the passing of ihi.. Act shall he valid aud oxi-ting mild and shall expire on Hie .'{nth day of June, ISD7. 'Upon  applying to renew any such ccrlil'u.ale on or before the  ,'illth day of June, the.loint.Stock Company shall be entitled to a rebate of a proportionate-amount of the fee  paid for a certilicaie heretofore issued according to the  further time I'or which it would hut this section have  been valid.- .������������:'.��� [Mav 22nd]  Education, Office.  .-Victoria, 6th May. 1S97.  ���\TOTICE is hereby givnn that ihe annual pxarnina-  .-'-.' linn of candidates for certificates of qualification to  teach in the public, schools of the province will be held as  follows, commencing .on Friday, July 2nd, 1S!)7, at 8:45  a.-in :-..--��� ���:_���������, ,:  Victoria���In South Park School Building  Vancouver���In High School Building. ,  Kamloops���In Public School Building. .;'....  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirtv davs before the examination, stating the cla-s and grade (if certificate for which ho will be a .candidate, the'optional  subjects selected, and at which of the above named places  he will attend.  Every notice of intention to be an applicant must be  accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral  character. ...���,'  Candidates arc notified that all'of the above requirements must be fulfilled before their applications can be  filed.  All candidates for First Class, Grade A Certificates,  including Graduates, mustattend in Victoria to take the  subjects prescribed for July 12th and 13th instants, and  to undergo required oral examinations.  S. 1). POPE, Superintendent of Education.  COUNTY   COURT  SITTING.  Silting of the county court of Kootenay will be holden  at. the court house. City of Nelson, on' the 2(itli day of  May instant, at II o'clock in the forenoon.  E. T. II. SI.MI'KIN'S. Acting Registrar of Court.  Dated this I lib day of May. A. I). IS)7. |May 15th]  NOTICE?"       ~~~        ~~~  In the County  Court   of  Kootenay.   Holden   al   Xelson.  Between A.   A.   McKinnon,   plainlill'.  and   Frederick  W. Windell. <Icfi.inli.nl.  Pursiiaiit to an order of Ills Honor Judge Forin. dated lhe 17th ilny of .May iiislanl, nnd made under u judgement of Ibis honorable court, dated the 2llb dav of April.  I.S!l.'i, lo enforce a mi'i'liiuiii-'s lien .against I In; "Maggie"  mineral claim.    Tenders will lie received at lhe  nlllec of  the registrar of (liis nl nl Nelson, up lo the hour of  12  o'clock noon, of I he-||h day of June. IS_.7, fur lhe purchase of lhe undivided one-half pari or share of and iu  Ihesaid mineral clniiii, ".Mnggic," situiite. in, the Aiti.-  worth mining division, of the District of West'Kootenav,'  said share being recorded in the name of the 'defendant.  Terms: Twcnly-llve per cent, lo accompany ihe tender, and the balance lo In; paid upon I he execution of the  hill of sale, within ten days after the opening of tin- lender, purclui.ser lo salisfv himself as lo title.  E. T. II. SIMPKI.VS.  Acting I legist rnr of this Conn.  Daled Ibis 18th day of May. IS.I7. |May 22.J  Leave S:00 a. in..  it 8:30 a. m..  ii !l:Hii a. m..  ii !l:51 a. in..  n 10:0.'. a. m..  ii 10:18 a. m..  ,i 111:30a. in..  M 10:39 ii. in..  Arrive 10:50a. in..  DAILY SERVICE.   Kaslo    South Fork    Spronlc's...  .   Whitewater....   Rear Lake   .  ..  . McGuigan    Builcy's   ... .1 unction    Sandon   .An vc3:50 p. nr.  it 3:15 p. m.  .    ii 2:15 p. in.  .    i. 2:00 p. m,  i, 1:18 p. in.  ii 1:33 p. m.  .    m 1:21 p. m.  .    n 1:12 p.m.  .Lemc 1:00 p. in.  R. "W. .BRYAN, Superintendent.  '    ROBERT JJtVING. Trafllc Manager.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TAMARACK    MINKKAI.   CLAIM. SITUATK    IX   TIIK   NKI.SO.V  MINIMS DIVISION  OF  WEST KOOTKNAV  I1ISTHICT.   ANI>  1.0CATEB AIIOUTONE AND   A  HALF  .MILES  NOKTIIEAST  OF,THE  MOUTH OF. WII.II  HOUSE CHEEK,   AT   ITS   EN-  ,   TItANCE  INTO SALMON  HIVEK.    '.  Take notice that I, AV. D.Mackay, P.L.S., agent for John  W. Ilandlen. free miner's certiticate.'No. 75.110, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And '  further take notice that action, under section 37,<must betaken before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. W.-D.'MACKAY.  Dated, this 2Sth day of April. 18117.      , IMay lst-  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements..   >  MOONSTONE  AND   UIOIIT   HO.WKlt MINERAL CLAIMS. SITf-  ATE   IN THE   AINSWOKTII   MINING   DIVISION   OF   WhSl'  KOOTKNAV    DISTHICT.   AND    LOCATED    ABOUT   TIIKKE    ���  QUARTERS OF A MILE��� SOUTH   OF   LARI10.AND   ON   Till;  . '..   WEST SHORE OF KOOTENAV LAKE.  Take notice that I. .1. Ilcrrie.k McGregor, acting as  agent for the Victoria Mining & I lovclopmcnt Company. -  Limited Liability, free miner's certificate No. 77.518. intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  'recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tho abuve claims. And  further take notice that action, under, section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.. J. MERIIICK MCGREGOR.  Dated, this 21st day of April, 1S97. [May Still  Notice   of   Application   Tor   Certificate   of  ���   . Improvements.     ���  THE TENNESSEE MINERAL CLAIM. SITUATE IN THE NELSON MiNINC DIVISION OF WKST, KOOTENAV DISTRICT.  AND LOCATED. AHOUT THREE AND A HALF MII.I-S  NORTH OF THE IIEA DWATI US OF qUAllT'/. CHKI-K. A  TRIHUTARV OF THE SALMON RIVER. AND AI10UT (INK  AND A QUARTER MILES WEST FROM TIIK NELSON AND  FORT SIIF.I'I'ARD  RAH.WAV.  Take notice that 1. P. Wilson, acting as agent for thu  llniiiillonji: Rossland Gold Mining Company. Limited Liability, free miner's certilicaie No. 7!l.32li. intend sixty'days  froni thodiite hereof, tonpply to tire mining recorder fora  certilicaie of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before tlie issuance of such certilicaie of improvements.  P. K. WILSON.  Dalcd, this Ith day of May. 1SH7. [May 8th|  Notice of Dissolution of Co-Partnership.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between A. II. Clements and A. E. Lot I. carrying on the business of hotelmen in lhe city of Nelson, at  the Merchants hotel, i.s Ibis day dissolved by mutual  consent.  The business of the former partnership will in future  lie carried on bv A. II. Clements and II. .1. Mnrlin. of  Rcginn. A. II. CLK.MKNT.S.  Witness: A. E. I.OTT.  Jefferson Davis.  April 30th. ISI7.  Application for Liquor License.  .Volice is hereby given Iiml lhe undersigned will, at  Ilic expiration of thirtv dajs, apply lo the stipendiary  magistral!' of Wesl Koule'n.-iy ilistricl for a license to  sell li(|iior by retail at bis hold al Deer Park. Lower Arrow lake. ROI5EI.T KYLE.  Dalcd this t.SIb day of May. I May 22. |  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given Hint lhe undersigned will, at  Ihe expiration of thirty days, apply lo Ihe slipeudiary  mi'gisl rale of WinI . Koolenay ili.-lricl for n license lo  sell lif|iior by rclail al his hoti;l al (Quartz Creek, known  as I lie Cosniopolitiin hotel. JOHN  W. SMITH  Dated this tilth day of Mav. {.May ���_>''.|  Notice  of Application   to  Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. Edward John Powell,  intend lo imply at lhe cxniration of sixty days from the  dale hereof, to the commissioner of lands and works or  other proper olllcer. to purchase lhe fallowing lands,  situate at or near Quart/. Creek, Nelson division of  Kootenay.    DESI.'RirilOX.  Commencing at the initial post at. the southeast corner,  thence 10 chains duo west, th"iice Hi chains due north,  llienee forty chains due east, thence 00 chains duo south  to place of beginning.    Initial'pn-t at southeast corner.  EDWARD J. POWELL.  Dated, this 20th day of April. 1S!)7. (April 2lth]  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date,'I  shall make application to the chief commissioncrof lands  and works for permission lo purchase three hundred and  twenty acres of land in West Koolcnav'district.  A. J. U.'MOUAT.  Nelson. Ii. C. May Ith. 1P97.  DICSCRIITION.  Commencing at a stake planted on the north hank of  Kootenay river twenty chains west of lhe nioiilh of  (iiiihiuan creek, and known as "A. J. O. Mount's southwest, corner," I hence north eighty chains-, more or less,  llienee east, forty chains, thence south oiirhty chains,  more or les- lo I he .Kootenay river, thence u'onir the  bunk of said river forty chains, more or less, to the point  of commencement.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given (hat the iiiiilersignerl will, at lhe  expiration of thirtv days, npi'ly lo the stipendiary magistrate "f West Knotenny district, for a license lo sell  liquor bv retail at hi.s hotel on Slocan river, half way between Slocan City and Slocan Crossing.  WILLIAM MAHER.  Dated this 12th day of April, lSi>7. {April 24th]  I .               Re THE  TRIBUNE:    NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY,  MAY 22,  1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by The  Triijune Publishing Company, and will be mailed  to subscribers on payment of Two Dollars a year.  No subscription taken for less than a year.  REGULAR ADVKRTISEMENTS printed at the following rates: One inch, $;Hi a year; two inches,  S60 a year; three, inches .SSI a year; four inches,  ��9(5 a year; five inches, ��105 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS 20 cents a line for  first insertion aiid 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.-.-Birth, marriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair ,rates.    All accounts for job.  '  printing  and  advertising   payable  on   tho   lirst  of  evory month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, 11. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  M.P.���Phvsician  and I Higclow block. Nelson  DLaBAU.  ���    and I I)  hours from 1 to 2:110 p.  md Surgeon  I'elcpiio  Rooms 3  no 12.   Ultice  in. and 0::��J to S p. in.  a.  H. IL SYMONDS, M.D., CM.,-Physician and Surgeon.   Ollice iu the Bealcy building. West Baker  strcot, Nelson.  JF. RITCHIE, Provincial Ijmd Surveyor.    Olllcc iu  ���   Ritchie building, Rossland, 11. C.  J. II. HOLMES, C. E.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. O. box 82, ICaslo. Ii. C.  C. GWILLIM, H.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON. B.A.Sc.  -Mining   Engineers   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City, B. C.  J.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  The Ames Holden Co's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  SATURDAY MORNING MAY 22, 1897  When   mayor Houston  announced in  the city council chamber ou Monday evening, that he would.willingly swap all the  ,  government   officials   in  Nelson  for one  good fouudry arid machine shop, he voiced  the feeling oi! the great majority of the  '-  residents of Nelson.    Ever since the town  of Nelson was started the provincial government and its local representatives have  been a hindrance to the  growth of the  town.   That Nelson has not made greater  progress during  the past eight years  is  distinctly traceable to the government's  cumbrous policy in administering the real  estate owned by it within  the townsite.  It is  not  reasonable, to  suppose  that a  business man desirous of establishing an  industry in a city will camp in it for a  year or six months in order to purchase a  -site, when it suits the government to offer  land  for sale.   To   this disadvantage is  added that of the niggardly policy adopted by the government representatives in  making necessary repairs to roads, bridges  arid sidewalks.    Although the provincial  government took thousands of dollars out  of the people of Nelson in taxes  during  the past eight years, a most insignificant  sum was expended  within the townsite.  So  niggardly were the government officials in this respect that'vvhen the corporation of the city of Nelson was created, it  was forced in the interest of public safety  to  prosecute  many  public .works  which  years before had been officially called to  the attention of the government.    Nelson  has no reason  to feel grateful  to either  the provincial government or its officials,  and if mayor Houston'could succeed in  swapping the present nest of officials off  for the Honeyman foundry, he would be  making a good trade for the city.  Premier Laurier's telegram to mayor  Scott of Rossland, in connection with the  establishment of .the Le Hoi smelter at  Northport, has the proper ring to it.    It  would be a good thing for British Columbia if premier Turner of Victoria, had a  dash of the same spirit in his make-up.  When it became certain that the owners  of the Le Roi mine were about to commence the building of a smelter at North-,  port.for the treatment of the Le Roi ore,  mayor Scott wired premier  Laurier urging him to declare the government's policy  ���with respect to'the imposition of an export duty upon ore, in order that the Le  Roi people might see the wisdom of locating their smelter somewhere in Kootenay  instead of in the United States.    Premier  Laurier   did" not announce   the   government's policy with respect to  an  export  duty, but his reply shows that he is alive  to the interests of this section of the Dominion, and   that  there i.s  a  probability  of   an   export duty   being    imposed    or  of     some      additional      encouragement  being   given     to    the    home     smelting  ���of     the     ores     of     the     province.     In  In  his  reply  to  mayor   Scott,  Canada's  premier   said:    "The   question   is  under  ���" consideration.    The   parties   intending  ���" to locate a smelter on the south side of  " the international boundary line  would  " be wise in taking no hasty action."  In.striking contrast to the action taken  by premier Laurier comes the action  taken by premier Turner of Victoria.  Some two weeks ago a Portland foundry  man named Honeyman, decided to establish a foundry and machine shop in Nelson. The only available site was a con pie  of vacant government lots. As the firm  could not purchase these lots until an  auction sale was ordered by the govern  ment, the firm decided to squat' upon  them, erect its foundry and machine shop,  and take its chance of buying the lots in at  the sale. Work was commenced upon the  foundry and the firth's plant was shipped  from Portland, consigned to Nelson.  Had Honeyman been allowed to proceed  unmolested Nelson would have had a  foundry and machineshopin runningorder  inside of one month; with the result that  work now being sent to the United States  would have been clone in Nelson: But it  so happened that Honeyman had squatted  on lots included in a block which acting  government agent Goepel had fenced in  I'or himself, and Goepel as acting government agent, ordered Honeyman oil' the  ground as a trespasser. The result has  been that work upon the foundry has  been stopped and the company's plant  has been held over at Northport, iu the  United States. An appeal was made to  premier Turner that he allow the work on  the foundry to proceed, but without effect. This means that if premier Turner  pursues his present narrow policy, the  town of Northport will secure an industry  which premier Turner's lack of judgment  drove out of the province.  There are over one hundred people  within the city of Nelson who have squatted upon government town lots. They  have put up houses or shacks upon the  lots, according to their means, on the  chance of being able to buy the lots in  tit' the government sale. But the government which has pampered P. Aug. Heinze,  R. P. Rithet and scores of other wealthy  adventurers, has neither generosity nor  justice for the meaner adventurer who  traded over his capital to the extent of  building a shack or a dwelling upon a  government lot. The government will  .sell the lots but the squatter will not receive any protection for the improve-'  tneuts he has put upon them. He must  purchase from the government the building he has placed upon the government  ground, iu order that there .will be at the  disposal of the cabinet funds to deal generously with adventurers who feed the  faces of cabinet ministers at the Driard  hotel in Victoria. Premier Turner's cabinet is easiest swayed through its stomach.  HOW   CODES   ARE   PREPARED.  They Cost Thousands of Dollars But Effect a  Great Savins. '  The extent to which the use of the telegraph enters into the transaction of .business at the close of the century is in some  measure indicated by the fact that a prominent shipping,house of New York has recently paid $10,000 for a cipher code to be  used in the transmission of business messages, and that the cost of this code will  be more than made up in the saving effected on telegraphic messages in oneyear.  Owing to the rapid extension of laud  wires and submarine cables within the  last few years, all parts of the globe are  now connected by electricity, and the  bulk of the world's business is done by  its aid through the medium of codes  which have beeu constructed to meet the  requirements of the commercial and financial world. Where formerly the mails  were used for the transmission of commercial messages, their business use is  now chiefly limited to the^ verification  aud elaboration of communications previously sent by wire. The telegraph account on a merchant's balance sheet is,  therefore, an important item, and it is  for this reason that cipher codes are invented. The function of a code employed  in commercial transactions has reference  less to secrecy than to economy, though  both results are accomplished at the same  time. Codes having particular reference  to concealment and privacy are used extensively by governments and individuals,, but these cryptographic systems are  simple and lucid as contrasted with the  elaborate and complicated forms that  serve the purposes of economy in the business world.  To such an extent has the code system  of today been perfected that the majority  of the cablegrams passing between New  York and the uttermost ends of the earth  contain no more than two or three words  in addittion to the name and address,  while large numbers contain but a single  word I'Mi'i. N-mies and addresses are olso  cotiiluLuu ni.o cipher to reduce the cost  of transmission. For example, a message  addressed ,to "Clarauce Munroe, Paris,"  would be delivered to Mr. Clara_ii.ce Eddy,  organist, care of Munroe & Co., 7 Rue  Scribe, Paris, France~-a saving of eleven  words out of fourteen. .  The   executive    departments    of    the  United States government are each supplied  with  different cipher systems, arid  these are used both for secrecy and economy.   It is easy to see  why concealment  is necessary  when  the  treasury department is transmitting directions or information  which   might  be  used  for stock  jobbing purposes, and that secrecy would  be essential in sending out the announcement that a train loaded with gold  bullion would on a certain day :md hour start  from  the mint at  Carson  City  for San  Francisco.  The navy department's cipher  i.s a very extensive aud  complicated  one,  and is used in all correspondence pertaining to the movement of vessels and fleets.  When  the Trenton  and  Vandalia  were  lost in a hurricane off the Samoan islands  nine years ago a cipher could not be used  'in advising the department at  Washington of the catastrophe, as the code  book  was on board the Trenton,  and  went  to  the bottom with the ship.     The message  was sent in full, and its  transmission   byway of Auckland cost the  United  States  nearly $1,000.    The weather  bureau  uses  a cipher code for  economy  in   the  transmission of reports from the li>0 signal stations.     Anson  Stager  devised  the    first  cryptographic code for the use of the war  department, early in 1S01, and the lirst  key to it was intrusted to Allan Pinker-  ton, the detective. Wilkes Booth, the as-'  sassin of President Lincoln, was captured'  by means of a cipher message sent to  Washington, and the-operator who telegraphed the message received SjiijOO out of  the reward offered.  It is a rule of the cable companies that  no word shall contain more than ten letters without an extra charge, and that in  cipher messages coined words shall not be  used. An official code vocabulary for universal' use was adopted by the International Telegraphic Convention, sitting tit  Budapest in June and .July of last year,  and steps were taken toward making the  use of this code compulsory throughout  the world, commencing with January 1st,  ISDS. This measure called out a storm of  protests antl remonstrances i'rom merchants and commercial bodies in the  United States, and tho. plan of making  the new vocabulary, compulsory was  abandoned. The convention decided not  to enforce the use of the first edition of  the new vocabulary, and ordered the' International Bureau of Telegraphic Administration at Berne, Switzerland, to  prepare and issue a second enlarged and  modified edition: It was also decided that  the date of the compulsory use of this second edition should be fixed by a convention to be held in London iii 1001.  ��� It is one of the requisites of a satisfactory cipher code vocabulary that there  should be a typographic and telegraphic  dissimilarity in the words used, aud that  each word should differ from every other  word by at least two letters and three  elementary Morse signs. Otherwise the  error of a single letter or the similarity  of telepraphic signals might convey a  word totally different in meaning from  that handed in by the sender. For example, "generalize;"- might be rendered  "mineralize," "acetyle" might be made to  read "aetyle," and so on. It was found,  on examination^; that the official vocabulary as adopted at Budapest, did not meet  its own requirement, and that out of its,  250,000 words, over 30,000 words were given  in which the dissimilarity of at lease two  letters and three telegraphic signs did not  ,.exist.  John C. Hartfield, a New York compiler  of codes, was the first one to weed out the  faulty words by a system of double checking. A force ot women in New York aud  another in London were employed to  make the search, and their labors were  then compared. In this way 30,000 words  were eliminated from the official"vocabulary and its total reduced to 220,000 words.  It is understood that the enlarged vocabulary to be adopted at the London conference in 1901, will contain nearly 500,000  words, and in order to obviate as far as  possible the objections urged by persons  already possessing codes /obtained', at  large expense, the International Bureau  will introduce into the new collection such  words now found in private codes as shall  meet the general reqirem'ents, namely,  that they shall be dictionary words in  either the English. French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch or Latin  languages, and shall be dissimilar in letters and telegraphic signs, as already  stated. Owners of such codes have only  to send them for collation to the bureau  at Berne, which then charges itself with  the execution of the work.  Many people imagine that a business  code is merely a printed book, a dictionary or ah encyclopaedia. It is true that  a cipher code having for its object the  'concealment, of. the-meaning, of-a message  from all person except the one to whom  it is addressed is constructed on these relatively simple lines, but a complete business code is a very different affair. Some  of the code works now used by business  houses are vast compilations of figures  and special arrangements of words designed to cover the multifarious details  of business in reference to a single article,  to say nothing of the variety of subjects  that can come up in connection with  every kind of merchandise which the  United States buy abroad and sell abroad,  as well as financial and speculative matters of the.utmost importauce.  Among the business houses which have  paid big prices for private codes, the more  conspicuous are Flint,-Eddy. & CO. of  New York, and Armour & Co. of Chicago.  The code used by Flint, Eddy & Co. is said  to have been procured at a cost of $10,000,  and the cost of Armour & Co.'s.code is  given as $20,000. The last named figure  is probably an exaggeration, as the size  and complexity of a code govern its cost,  and the system used by an importing aud  exporting house dealing in merchandise  of almost every known description would  naturally be metre, elaborate than that  used by a company which handles a relatively limited number of its own manufactured products. The code used by  Flint, Eddy & Co. contains a general vocabulary of 220,000 words, and a special  vocabulary of 30,000 words, making a total of 250,000 words. It is estimated that  by the use of this code the firm will save  from $1,000 to $15,000 a year in telegraph  expenses. This does not mean necessarily  that the receipts of the cable companies  are to be decreased in that proportion.  It means that by the use of code systems  the cables are to be utilized for the transaction of business which could not be  handled by telegraph at all if full  word rates had to be paid, and it. may  happen that in the long run the receipts  of the cable companies are increased  rather than diminished by the use of the  cipher codes. Every large shipping house,  and many of the leading financial establishments, are provided with separate  code systems which are guarded closely  and carefully from the knowledge of outsiders. The gross sum of the money saved  by the code is enormous. An ordinary  message, sent to a remote part of the  world to which the cable rate is $3 a  word, would cost from $3!) to $100 if sent  in the language of conversation, whereas  the code message involve the expenditure  of only a small sum. An example of the  extent to which words and their numerical co-agents can be used in telegraphing  detailed information was furnished to the  Sun reporter, as follows:  "New York, May 1. ���To Smith & Tompkins, Cape Town, South Africa: We offer,  cost, insurance and freight, at $1.27 per  case, 15,000 cases of kerosene oil; shipment by sailer early next month; with  deck load of staves, freight rate to Cape  JUST RECEIVED a small varied stock of  OBJECT is to furnish you with enough to Keep your work going while tfje  balance of your order is coming from Toronto.    T^ankiqg you for past favors  CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY  FRANK DARLING, KOOTENAY ACENT  ebster Vacumn Boiler Fee  Guam n Iced  per cent bolter than unv other liuike of.'.tenter      The Wob.-ter System of Mealing willi Kxhuust Stonm relieves bad  The Morse Vrilvo Resoator will resent any stylo.of valve without removing valvo  procure 'on ongino  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Guts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Street Hydrants, Cute V ill ves, Pipe. Crescent .Drill Steel. Wire Rope       Freight ami Passenger Klovalors  Office, Hodgins building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  Town, $1.10 per 1,000 feet, subject to reply by wire before 12 M. tomorrow. To  other points add 1 cent per case on oil."  This message of fifty-eight words, aside  from the address and signature, was conveyed in the following words and figures:  "Keportabam���0-ll3&">. Acqueducc���iiOS-  ���132."  It should be understood that only the  words.are cabled, and that the figures are  contained in the key book in the possession of the person receiving the message,  aud are used by him to translate the  message. The system by which all this  is given in two words is one of extraordi-  nay complexity, but the cable code experts employed in the large shipping  houses are so skilled in their work that  not above.ten-minutes would be occupied  either in sending or translating this two  word message. In the office of a representative Broad street firm four clerks  are employed in the cable code department, all of them high-priced men.  From ten to fifteen messages from different parts of the globe are received  every day, and the cable book has completely displaced the letter book in importance. The following are average  types of one and two word messages in  the grain trade:  "Fracasando." Translation ���"We offer 5,000 quarters No. 2 spring wheat, shipment by steam to your port, at 37s. -I.}d."  "Remixed.    Fastidiar."    Translation-  reply  Wednesday.  Others have sold  "We offer  10,000 quarters  No:  2 spring  wheat.    In force for  Shipment this month,  at this price, @27s. Gd."  In the single word messages the saving  is nineteen words out of twenty, and in  the two word message twenty-six out of  twenty-eight words. The average saving  in the larger codes is estimated at 25 to 1.  The importauce of this saving can be  gathered from the fact that by one route  the cable rate to Cartagena in Columbia  i.s $3.15) per word; to l'uerto Cabello in  Venezuela, $3.15 per word, and to points  in the Cape colonies of South Africa $1.48  per word. This is why a business house  can pay $10,000 for a cipher code and save  its price iu loss than a year.  The Crow's lest  Pass Railway and  The Stan liver  1897.  already  named.  are to be built during- the year  Construction work has  commenced on the last  These two roads with  the two already having" terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the railway center of Southern-  British Columbia. Real estate  in railway centers rapidly increases in value���often more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped mines���and Nelson will  be no exception. The following described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers  against  m,  aking  a  losing:  ERTY  ���  NELSON  PROP  30x120 feet on   Raker street,  ,   ollice building.   Terms   with  i'  ���2-story  .......S3  rice  i.2o(l  50x120 feet oil   Vei  business block.  moil street,  with  2-story _  25x120 foot on Vernon street with improvements.   Terms    1,101)  100x120 feet on Vernon street (u corner) with  improvements.   Terms   5,500  50x120 feet at corner of Ward and Hoover  streets, with 10-rooin dwelling house. All  modern conveniences.   Terms    1,000  25x120 feet on Victoria street, with 2-slory  dwelling.    Terms .'.   2,200  021x120 feet on Victoria street, with cottage  Terms      2,750  25x120 feet corner Victoria and Hendryx  streets.   Terms  ...-..".,-.  : ���     850  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  An undivided one-fourth interest in Trout  Lake. City townsite, in Lardeau district.  Terms   Price  2,000  JOHN HOUSTON  Ofllee:   Corner Vernon and  Ward streets, Nelson, Ii. C.  Charles A. Waterman & Co.  Office:   Bealey _91bck, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  IMPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  desire to say that they are not holding any  public auction sale of lots in Slocan City.  i\ny auction sale advertised  is conducted by outside purchasers.  FRANK FLETCHER, Trustee.  Cars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of Mattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  THESE  WILL  BE OFFERED AT ADVANTACEOU  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  PRICES FOR CASH  LARCE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS . . .  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  D. McARTHUR & GO.  FOOT OF HALL STRKKT,'NELSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,   Sash,  Band Sawing,  arrived and in stock, a  , Glass;; all  Turned Work,  and  Office F  carload of Chance's English  sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  ittino^s.  Rolled  Just  Generat Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  AGENCIES r  Groat, West Oatmeal Mills. Pilot iMoudd, Manitoba  The R. _M. Smith liiscuit Factory. Victoria, 11. ('-  The Virden "Roller Mills. Virden, Manitoba  Smith.& Fisohel, Cigars, St. Jerome, Quebec  ���IvOOTKXAY AKADQUARTKRS, NELSON, B.C.  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co  SOLE AGENT, C<  NELSON, B.C. ��� Oo  Ltd.  UNION MADE CIGARS  W. J. G, DICKSON  E_E__A.XJ   ESTATE  A.isrxD Gonvnuvnissioiisr -A-G-EiisrT  3vniisri3src3- beokee  i  Parties having lots in Silverton, and wishing to  sell may find a buyer by  ressing or calling on  RKALKY RLOCK. BAKKR STRKKT, NKLSON.  FOR SALE""  Several valuable business sites on  Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  Cor. Vernon and Ward Sts,, Nelson.  NOTICE.  Having appointed AV. J. G. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to tho townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  V. O. INNKS.  gene B. Frankel  GRADUATE  OPTICIAN  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Ivootenay  Photographs in the latest styles  Guarantee satisfaction  Mrs. Johnson.  ft' you have trouble with your eyes, or your glasses  don't suit you perfectly, call upon him. No cases too  diflicult.    Kxamination free.  Nel-on ofliee in Jacob Dover's jowelery store.  Kaslo ofliee. Front street.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that, the all persons having accounts again.-!, the Ncl.-on Vivo Department are required;  to send same in immediately to tlie undersigned,  (JHARLES K. SKALKV, Auditor.  tfraE&s  sfflKKBssn?  _��!&��'_  jsM  SrlAWK"!  ���SS55SE?  SSFTv^iFSP^^ THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1891  3  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  ONTBEAL  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD  (Ion,  OKO. A.  A.  SMITH,   DRUMMOND,...,  K. S. CLOUSTON.   President   .'.Vico-President  .. .General Manager  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        HHANCUES  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Cana'da.  Huy nnd sell Sterling Kxchange and Cable Transfers  , OHANT COMMKKCIAL AND TltAVELI.KUH' CKKIMTS,  available in any part of tho world.  DHAFTS  ISSUED     COLLECTIONS  MADE;  ETC. -  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF LNTKRKST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  IMPROVING   THE   CITY   STREETS.  Re-  City Council Accepts a Tender for the  moval of the Josephine Street Bluff.  Tfra fifth regular meeting of the mayor  and board of aldermen was held in the  court house Monday evening. Present :  Mayor Houston and aldermen Teetzel,  Malone, Fletcher, Hillyer, Dow and Gilker.  Alderman Teet/.el presented the report  of the finance committee re the offer of  The Tribune Publishing conipany for  printing and advertising. On motion of  alderman liillyer, seconded by alderman  Teet/.el, it was resolved: That the bylaws and other advertisements of the city  be printedin The Tribune until January  llth. 1808,'at the following rate.--, to-wit:  Kive cents per nonpanel line of 31 ems for  first insertion and two cents per line for  each additional insertion, twelve lion-  pariol lines to the inch, and all space actually occupied to be paid for.   Carried.  The city engineer submitted a report re  alleway iu block 2S. On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman  liillyer, tlie report was received and  ordered placed on file.  The city engineer submitted report re  the cheapest way of making roadway at  tlie corner of Ward and Silicia streets  passable. On motion of alderman Fletcher  seconded by alderman Dow, lhe report  was received ami ordered placed on file.  Reports regarding the condition of the  witter   mains  of  the' Consumers'   Water  'Works company wen:  received  from   i lie  city engineer. A. J. ILinperson, and G. W.  Spencer and  William Hall.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved.  "That all. papers iu connection Jwith (he  proposed purchase of the plant of the  Consumers' Water Works company be referred to aspecial committee of alderman  Teet/.el, Hillyer and Malone. and that  they hand in a written report to the council at a special meeting to be held- on  ���Wednesday.    Carried. c   ,  A communication was received from the  city solicitor re .the. rights of the Consumers' Water Works company under its  charter.  A communication was received from  W. P. Robinson asking for a. sidewalk to  lots 5,0 and 7. block 58. On motion of  alderman Teet/.el, seconded by aldesman  Hillyer, same was referred to the public  works committee.  A communication was received from E.  Burns re taking rock from bluff on Josephine street.    On motion of alderman Fiedler, seconded by..alderman Malone, it was  resolved, "That the proposal, of E. Burns  be accepted, provided rock is  taken pnt>  under the direction of the city engineer,?  and expenditure upon the same not to exy-'  ceed$1.00."    Carried. '_" ������_ ;, ||"  ded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved,  "That the mayor be appointed collector."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Hillyer, it was resolved,  "That the sidewalk on the south side of  Baker street, between Josephine and Hall  streets, be relaid and made 12 feet wide,  and that the sidewalk on the south side of  Baker street bridge be made safe."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That tie s'dewalk on the south side of  Vernon street", between Josephine and  Hall streets, be relaid and made J2 feet  wide, provided the property owners who  have buildings on lots supply the lumber  for their lot frontage."    Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it wtis resolved,  "That (he sidewalk on the south side of  Vernon street, opposite the bridge, be  made safe."    Carried.  On motion of alderman Teet/.el, seconded by alderman Gilker, it was resolved,  "That the mayor and alderman Fletcher,  on behalf of the city council, wire the  provincial government asking that action  against j-quatters on government lots in  Nelson bedelayed until a remonstrance on  behalf of the citizens can be presented."  Carried..  Alderman Teetzel introduced a by-law  entitled, "License By-law No. 8, 1897." Ou  motion of alderman Teet/.el, seconded by  alderman Gilker, the by-law was read a  first time by title, and the second reading  ordered for the next meeting of the  council.  ��� Alderman Teetzel gave notice that he  would intioduce a by-law at the next  meeting of the council to regulate traffic  on thestreets, sidewalks and bridges within the city limits.  The council then went into committe of  the whole to consider the by-law entitled  a "By-law for the Prevention of Vice,  IS07." Alderman Fletcher was called to  the chair, and the by-law read section by  section. On motion of mayor'Houston,  seconded by alderman Malone, the com-  mitteee rose and reported the bill complete with amendments.  Alderman Teef/.el gave notice that he  would move at the next regular meeting  of the council, that the report of the com  inittce on the "Bv "*  of Vice No. 7, 1807,  and Hillyer and Mayor Houston in the  negative.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Teetzel, the by-law was  read a third time arid adopted.  Alderman Teetzel introduced a' by-law  entitled "Streets and Sidewalks Bylaw No. 0, 1807." On motion of alderman  Teetzel, seconded by alderman Hillyer,  the by-law was read a first time- and second leading ordered for the next regular  meeting of the council.  The council adjourned till Tuesday evening, the 25th instant.  Love and Philosophy.  "J"was at the Concord sages' school  We met one summer's day ;  I guessed���and used no logic rule���  I guessed what .she would say.  " "I'is very warm"���this wilh a sigh--  '��� I'lie sun that shines from llienee."  She .-aid, and pointed toward the s-ky.  "Is rolling toward the Whence."  , I fold her that it must he so.  At lea-i it scorned so there:  Kor there was what I did not know  Or the What no.-s of the Where. j  Ahout the only thing I knew,  When slie was standing near.  Was that the sky was much more liluc  lu the Xowness of the Here.  She. smiled and said perhaps 'twas well  Those pretty themes to touch;  And asked me if the rule I'd tell  Of the suiallness of the Much.  I told her that I did not know  That rule, hut then I knew, . i.  A rule that just as well would go -  The Oneness of the Two.  She blushed and looked down on the ground  And said, "Tt can't he so;"  And then the whole earth turned around,  For my heart was full of woe.  "Unto tho ceaseness of my Kurt,"  I -aid, "J now shall go."  She murmured, "Don't you comprehend  The Vcsness of my No."  LA.ST   BUGLE   CHARGE.  Lake Sawmill  start  -about  Will  with  capacity    in  7,000,000  contract  about   March   15th  double   ils /ornier  all    departments.  feet of  for' early  under  delivery  logs  Limited  The Planing  and Factory  Is now running full time under the management  of 0. K. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.''  New Designs  law for the Prevention  be reconsidered.  Wednesday s  MEETING.  A0special' meeting of the city council  was held in the court house Wednesday  evening. Present: Mayor Houston and  Aldermen Fletcher, Teetzel, Hillyer and  Malone.  The minutes of the last meeting were  read. Mayor Houston vetoed the resolution reading, '"That all expenditures of  public works authorized by the council  be expended by the public works committee, under the direction ofjthe city engineer," as being contrary to clause 11, section d, of the "Municipal Clauses Act."  On a motion to over-ride the veto of the  mayor, Aldermen Fletcher, Hillyer aud  .Malone voted in the affirmative, .Alder--  nian Teetzel not voting. The motion not  having received a^majority of votes of  the council, was declared lost, aud the  resolution ordered expunged from the  minute book. The minutes were then  adopted. \  Alderman Teetzel presented the report  of the special committee re the purchase  of the Consumers'; Waterworks company's plant. On montiou of Alderman  Hillyer, seconded' by Alderman Malone,  the report was received and ordered placed ou file. . ri  On motion of Alderman Teetzel, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it was resolved  "That the proposition of the  Consumers'  Waterworks Company1 for the  purchase  of their plant and franchise be  accepted,  and.that when a legal  transfer is  made  from the company to the city, that an order signed by the  mayor and  city  clerk  be drawn ou the city treasurer,'and  that  a check for the amount  be issued "'there-'  Vfor, signed by the mayor aud  city treasurer."     Carried,  Aldermen Teetzel,   Ma-  (It'ine, and Fletcher voting in  the  affirma-  J^e- ������'���'��� '    '"  A communication was received from ^Jilfhe <ufcy engineer submitted'reports re-  M.Johnson re nuisance caused  by drainip!%widenin�� ot ^ker street bridge, and  from Tremont house.   Ontmotioh of aldoaSKiMje grading of Stanley street.    On mo-  man Fletcher, seconded  by aldrtnan ^ilSS#i^>f Alderinau Malone, seconded  by  ker, the communication was received air  ordered placed on file  Tenders for emptying tanks were received as follows: From J. F. Clvde, $10  each; E. B. McNairn, all $11; N..D. Stewart, each $L0 or $35 for all; K. E. Stein-  hnur, each $25; George W. Owen, each  $3*5. On motion of alderman Malone, seconded bv 'alderman Teetzel, the tenders  were referred to the public works committee.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that the following accounts be paid:  "Nelson Sawmill company, lumber $')l '"'3;  James Forsyth. $-1.40; S. M. Bard, $7.50,  E. A. iligney, $7.50: Joseph Parken. $7.50;  Thomas Smith. $17.5); Alexander Brown,  $12.5'): William Bowers, $20; Joseph Egan,  $15; David Boyle, $S 50; Mitchell Hughes,  $15���labor on streets: John Heenan, side-'  walks, $23.25, and that orders for the  amounts signed, by the mayor and city  clerk be drawn on ihe city treasurer, and  that checks signed by the mayor and acting city "treasurer be issued therefor."  Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That all expenditures of public works  authorized by the council be expended by  the public works committee under the direction of the city engineer."    Carried.  On motion of alderman Fletcher, seconded by alderman Malone, it was resolved,  "That the city treasurer be authorized to  pay time checks for public works when  presented and signed by the foreman  and O K'd by the mayor or one member  of the finance committee."   Qarried.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved.  "That the appointments bv the mayor of  Seneca G. Ketchum and Robert I nee as  policemen be confirmed, and that they act  as policemen until such time as the police  board is organized, and that they be paid  at rate of sixty live dollars per month."  Carried.  On motion of alderman  Hillyer, secon-  ertuan Hillyer, it was resolved "That  B? city engineer be  directed  to  prepare  3^aus and specifications  for  making  the  Baker street bridge the full width of the  'street, and submit them at the  next  regular meeting of the council."   Carried.  Ou ���motion of Alderman Malone, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it was resolved "That Stanley street be repaired from  Baker street to Observatory street. Carried.  A telegram was received from Premier  Turner in reference, to lots occupied by  i-q natters.  On motion of Alderman Fletcher, seconded by Alderman Malone, it was resolved "That a reply be sent to the premier  stating��� that the council of the city of  Nelson voice the opinion of the people of  South Kootenay, in saying that in. view  of the past action of the government in  recognizing squatters in every case, that  their present action is unjust and uncalled for, when it is t tlcen into consideration  that market value can be obtained for  the property in dispute."    Carried.  A letter was received from the chief  commissioner of lands and works, in reference to reservation grounds. Letters  (three), were received from George A.  Bigelow in reference to the fire department.  On motion of Alderman Teetzel, seconded by Alderman Hillyer, it was resolved  "That a special committee, made up of  Aldermen Malone Hillyer and Fletcher  be appointed to report the condition of  the present fire apparatus, and recommend that new apparatus is absolutely  needed to make the department effective  until such time as the new water system  is in operation. Report to be made at  regular meeting on 31st instant." Carried.  Alderman Teetzel moved, seconded by  Alderman Malone, "That the report of  Ihe committee of the whole on the bylaw i'or the prevention of vice, No. 7, 1807,  be reconsidered." The motion was lost,  Alderman Teetzel and Malone voting in  the affirmative,  and  Aldermen   Fletcher  The Man who Sounded it in the Civil War  Still Living.  The bugler who blew the last "charge"  of the civil war, lives in Marysville, California. When the war broke out, Nathaniel Sisson enlisted in the Second  West Virginia cavaly. He rode under  the flag of that gallant regiment through  many a perilous struggle, and the year  1SG5 found him, under Custer's command, in that part of the field where hostilities were formally ended, says a correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-  Democrat.  "We had been pursuing Leo's retreating army all day on thecSth of April, 1805,"  said Mr. Sisson. "On that day we had ���  captured a train of cars bearing supplies  for Lee and sent out from Richmond. We  also made quick work of a belitted wagon  train, and, tired after so vigorous a day of  foraging, went into camp. After lying on  our arms all night we were called early,  and before daylight were in the saddle  ready for the events of the most glorious  clay of tlie war. The trouble began at an  early hour. We advanced and met the  enemy's skirmish line, brushing them before us easily, lu a'short time we were  advancing, apparently, on Lee's wagon  train, but instead we soon found ourselves headed through Lee's army. Then  the last bugle command of a hostile nature was blown, and we were charging at  them. As we rushed on, two of general  Gordon's aides rode out. They carried a  flag of truce. That practical! v ended the  war."     :'���  This historic flag of truce, mentioned  by Mr. Sisson, was the .dirty towel so  humorously referred to by general Gordon in his iectures on "The Last Days of  the Confederacy." The towel, though  soiled as badlyas the drying apparatus  in a country printing office, was so much  cleaner than any of the apparel worn by  the march-stained men that it seemed  .white in comparison. The display of so  dirty a rag was the signal of triumph for  the North, and a silent declaration that  the country was reunited.  As Prompt as the Lawyer.  A sea captain and a lawyer lived next  door to each other. One very windy night  the lawyer was reading a book in his  study when a terrific crash up stairs  startled him. Upon investigating he  found that a chimney had hurled itself  through his roof, doing considerable damage. He discovered it was the sea captain's chimney. Hastening down to his  library he pulled out his law books and  hunted up similar cases, devising and  scheming how he could secure satisfaction  from the detestable captain. While thus  engaged a note arrived from his enemy,  that read as follows: "Sir, if you don't  return Those bricks at once, I will put the  matter in the hands of the law.".  in house interiors, ofliee and store lixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, bookcases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner. >  One Car Glass  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  LESSONS  International Navigation & Trading Co.,  limitkd,  STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALBERTA  ON   KOOTKNAV   LAKE AXD  HIVKK '    ,  Time  Card   in   ell'ect   May   Kith, 1837.     D.iily   except  Sunday.   Subject to change without notice.  ��� Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sunday  '. 5:30 a.m.  Arrive at Northport li:l:~) p.m.  Arrive at Ros.-land    3:40 p in.  Arrive at Spokane (..CO p.m.  Leu ve Nelson for Kaslo and way  points, daily  except Sunduy r.    .'.:C0 p.m.  Leave Spokane       S:00 a.m.  Leave Hossland .' 10:30 aim.  Leave Northport <.  .__Kip.ni.  Close connect ion at Five-mile Point with all passenger  trains of the N. & F. S. It. It.-to and from Northport,.  Rossland aud Spokane.  Mrs.'   Morley  receive pupil  or  organ.  is   prepared    to  s for piano, violin  For terms  Apply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,, Nelson  So. a��  Certificate  of  Direct from Belgium expected this month. Rough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch olllcc foot of Hendryx Strc  Nelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  the   Registration  of a ��� Foreign  Company.  NEW SKKVICE ON KOOTKNAV LAKE.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tuesday, Wednes-  Thurfday, Friday, Saturday 8.30 a.m.  Arrive at Kaslo , .��� 12:30 p.m.  Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Monday. Tuetday,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5:00 p.m.  Arrive al. Nelson  '. 9:00 p.m.  niVKIt SKKVICE.   '....ll.t'O p.m.    7:'.0 a.m.  .��� 11:30 a.m.       1:(,0 p.m.   5:00 p.m.   10:00 p m.  Ferry with trains en-l  and west bound, nrriv-  "Co.mpanies' Act," Paht IV., and Amending  Act?.  'KOOTKNAV     MINING    COMPANY,     LIMITED"     (FOKEION.)  OS��  The business centre foi the r'.jh  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  Registered the 23rd day of February, IS07.  T HEREBY CFRT1FV that I have this day registered  -1-   the "kootenay MiningCompanv. LimiteJ."(l.'oreign).  under the "Companies Act. Part IV.," "Registration of  Foreign Companies, and Amending Acts."  The Head Ollice of the said Company is situated ft  the City ol Tacoma, in the Stale of Washington, U. S. A.  Tlie objects for which the Company is established  are:  To own, operate, and conduct a mining business for the  purpose of mining g .Id. silver and other precious metals,  in the State of Washington and Mritish Columbia; to do-  veloo mines, construct stamp mills and blast, furnaces, or  smelters, water flumes, dykes, dilcho=, and other improvements necessary to carry on and operate a general  mining business to acquire, use, or dispose of iiroperly,  whether real, personal, or mixed, and to sell or mortgage  the saini'; to construct, maintain, and operate lines, of  railroad for the purpose of transporting ores or mineral  deposits of any character, to and from the mines of this  Company; to buy and sell, own and hold real estate,  mines or mining claims, water or water rights, Humes or  ditches; to buy bondO. stocks or mortgages, or security  of individuals, or other corporation.-; to erect, maintain  and operate a smelter and refinery, and to construct all  buildings and machinery necessary for the reduction of  mineral deposits from the state of nature lo a retined  metal, and to perform such other acts and things as may  be necessary to carry out the objects and purposes of this  corporation.  The capital stock-of the said Company is $2,000.0110  divided into 2,000.000 shares of the par value of SI each.  Given under my hand and seal of olllcc. at Victoria',  Province of Hritish Columbia, this 23rd dav of February,  1S!>7- S. Y. WOOTTON.  [May lath] Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  ISONNKH a FEHHV AN I) KOOTENAY  Leave Kaslo. Saturday .'   Arrive at Houndary. Sunday    Arrive at. Honner's Ferry, Sunday ..  Leave Honner's Ferry. Sunday   Arrive al. Houndary, Sunday '   Arrive at Kaslo, Sunday   Close connection at Honner's  bound, leaving Spokane 7:40 a.m  ing at Spokane 7:00 p.m.  Throimh   tickets  fold nt  lowest  rales  and baggage  checked to all United States points.  GKOltGK A LENA NO KR. General _Mnnoger.  Kaslo, May loth. 1887. Jlead Ofllee at Ka.-lo, H.C.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Bed Mountain Railways.  J\\e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson aqd Rossland, artd  Spokaije at\d Rossland.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  8:��) a. m..  10:50 u. m  8:00 a.m..   NELSON'   ....ROSSLAND    Sl'OKANE   Arrive  .:':.'!5 p. in.  .3:10 p. m.  .0:00 p. in.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect, at Jlarcus wilh stage daily. ,  Columbiafi Kootenay Branch.  CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY. ,  No. 3 I No. 1  STATIONS  No. 2 | Xo. I  17:00  17:15  17:30  17:55  18:15  0:30 Leave Nelson  Arrive H:I5  0:15      Kootenay      ���     14:t0  10:00     ii      ..Forty-nine Creek,,     h     13:45  10:25     ,.       Slocan        ���    13:02  11:15 Arrive Robson Leave 12:30  2I:1,>  21:t(V  20:1;'  20:20  1U:30  to  each  FW FIETCHEH, Trustee.  MINiNC~STOGK'-FO.R- SALE-  NOTICE TO JOINT   STOCK  COMPANIES.  numbered llii, of the "Compa-  I ve to lhe issue of a I roe miner's  for the information of JOINT  .IAJIKS HAKEK,  -Minister of Mines.  Provincial Secretary's olliee. llth -May, 1SSI7.  THE following section,  nies .Aft, 1S.I7." rein I  c-erlilii'iite is published  STOCK COMPANIES.  100,000 shares of stock in the Hansard  Gold and Copper Mining Company.  .50,000 scares in the Kootenay Development  Company.  100,000 shares in the White Grouse Mining Company.  'For further information apply .to  R. E. LEMON, Nelson, B.C.  '^ Clements & liillyer block.  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY  A Mile Prom Land.  An old tourist, recalling captain Jtul-  kitis of the sidewheeler Scotia, tells how  that worthy skipper used to be trundled  about in a rolling chair when his gout  was bad. And he also recalls the delight  with which tlie irreverent young men  heard the anxious spinster ask tlie scowling autocrat (three days out)how far they  The Oddfellows of Nelson���Kootenay I.oiIkc No. Hi  I.O.O.F.���will bold their fifth annual excursion to Kaslo  on Monday, May 21th. The steamer International has  been chartered for the occasion.  The Queen's Hirthday celebration committee of Kaslo  bus arranged a lirst-class programme, including Caledonian sports, music, (lancing, horse racing, boat racing,  and miners"drilling competition.  Tickets for the round trip���good to return next day���  from Nelson: Adults,,��1.50: children under 15 years ��1;  from Halfour. Pilot, Hay, and Ainsworth, SI.  Meals served on the boat at 50 cents.  Hoat will leavc^city wharf. Nelson, at S a.m.. and  returning leave Kaslo at 7:30 p. m.  The Nelson brass hand will accompany the excursion.  Committee: A. Iv Lett. W. Ilodson, K. C. Arthur,.).  Johnson, \V. .1. McOrath. and S. P. Shaw.  .THE TREMONT   ~~7^  ���*��� 3STELSO_ISr  MAL0NK & TUFGILLUS, Proprietors.  i one of tho best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors aud miners.  were '.from land. "About a mile, ma'am,''*     (O R A ND    VIEW    HOTEL  snapped Judkins..   "Indeed!    How inter- ! ST  esiing!   In   which  direction?"    "In  that I FEEDEEICTOW  direction, ma'am! 'shouted the> captain,  pointing downward as he turned his back  toward her.  TOAD MOUNTAIN  I). T. MOKICK, Proprietor.  A New Typewriter���Made by a Canadian Firm;.  We have had the pleasure of looking over the Sew  Kmpire Typewriter, a Canadian made machine, and lind  it a marvel of simplicity through which the makers chum  durability. The types strike direct, moving only two  inches on a steel bed, giving speed and great manifolding  power. Knch type at time of writing is locked, ensuring  perfect alignment. The writing is visible doing away  with the lifting of a heavy carriage; the touch is easy,  the response quick and tlie type do not appear to lock.  Killing vertical and hori/.ontal may be done on it and the  price is less than half that of other standard machines.  So confident, are the makers of the succens of theii machine they will refund the money of any unsatisfied purchaser alter a ten days' trial. The Thomson Stationery  Company of Vancouver and Nelson are to be congrnt u-  lnted on scouring the general agency for H. V. Tho machines seem to u.s to be at tlie lop in merit and boltom in  price.  _        ^,~" ' - ���  Notice is hereby given that the uiidcrsitriied lias  severed his connection with the biisinessuf the Kootenay  hotel. Vernon street. Nel.-on. and from this dale will not  be responsible for any debts or obligations contracted by  the management of the Kootenay hniol.  WILLIAM   PFTF.ltSON.  Nelson, H. C, May 12th, 1H37. (May 15thl  Excellent accommodation furnished tho traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.  VICTORIA ASSAY OFFIC  Kil. Not witlislunding anything to the contrary in sec-  lion I of the "mineral Act, ISOli," or section hot' the  "Plater Alining Act. ISill." or elsewhere in the said Aels  or oilier the mining laws of the province, no free miner's  certilicaie shall be issued to a .(bint Stock Company for a  longer period than one year, and such certificate* .shall  dale from Uie:iUth day of June in each year: and every  free miner's certilicaie held bv'a Joint 'Slock Company  at the passing of this Act shall be valid and existing until and shall expire on the .-iOllrdny of June, ISI7. . Upon  applying to renew any such cerlilicate on or before the  .'iOfhday of June, the Joint Stock Company shall'be entitled to a rebate of a -proportionate amount of the foe  paid for a certiticate heretofore issued according to the  further time for which it. would but this section have  been valid. |Mav22ndJ  Education, Okkici:.  Victoria, 5th May, 1897.  "VTOTICF. is hereby given  that the annual examina-  J-^    tion of candidates for certil'cales of (nullification to  teach iu the public.schools of the .province will be held as  follows, commencing on  Friday, July 2nd, IS!)7, at S:I5  a. in-; ' ......  ������Victoria���In South Park School Building '.��� \  Vancouver���In High .School Building.  Kamloops���In Public School Iliiilding.  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty davs before the examination, staling the cla-sand grade (if cerlilicate for which  ho-will   be a candidate, the optional  subjects selected, aud at which of lhe above named places  ho will atrond. '   , -  i, Every notice of intent ion to be an 'applicant ���must be  accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral  character. .,  Candidates are nol Hied that nil of the above requirements must be fulfilled before Iheir applications can be  filed.     .  ��� ' ���������'������'.;  All candidates for First Class, Grade A Certificates,  including Graduates, must atiend in Victoria to take the  subjects prescribed for-:.!uly lL'lli and l_fth inslants, and  to undergo required oral examinations.  S. I). POPE, Superintendent of Education.  &!�����'������  COUNTY   COURT. SITTING.  Silling of the county court of Kootenay will be holde  at the court house. (Jity of Nelson, on lhe .'tith day  May instnnl. at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  E. T. II. SIMPKINS, Acting Registrar of Court:  Dated this lllh day of May. A. I). IS..7. |May 15th  Trains Nos. 1, 2, 3, and I run Tuedays, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects with steamer for Trail Creek.  No. .'I connects w ilb steamer for Ai rowhend.  No. 2 awaits arrival of steamer from Arrowhead.  No. '1 awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creek.  Close connection at Nelson with steamers to and from  lake points.  J. 7IAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  DAILY SERVICE.  Leave   S:00 a. m Kaslo  An ve .'i:50 p. m.  ii        8:30 ii. in South Fork      ,. 3:15 p.m.  ii        il:3ii a. m Sproule's      ��� 2:15 p. in.  n        0:51 a. m Whitewater      ,. 2:00 p.m.  n       10:03 a. m Hear Luke      ,, 1:18 p. m.  n       10:18 a. in. McGuigan      n 1:33 p.m.  ii  -.'10:30a. in..". Bailey's  1:21 p. in.  ii       10:39 a. m Junction      �� 1:12 p. in.^  Arrive 10:50 a.m ��� ��� .Sandon..... ...Len\e 1:00 p. in.'  'It. \V. BRYAN, Superintendent.  '������'���. HOBKRT IRVING. Trafllc Manager.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TAM.WtACK   MINKKAI.    CLAIM;'SITUATH    IN   TIIK   NKLPO.V  MINING DIVISION OF  WKST KOOTKNAV   DISTRICT.   AM>  I.OCATEB AHOUT OXE AND  A  IIAI.K  MILKS  XOHTIIEAST  .OF-THE -MOUTH  OF  WILD   HOUSE CHEEK,   AT    ITS   EN-  TKANC.K I NTH SALMON  HIVICIt.  Take notice that 1, U'.'I). Mackay. P.L.S., agent for Joint  W. Handlen, free miner's cerlilicate No. 75.110, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37. must betaken before the issuance of such certificate of improvements..-  , AV. IL MACKAY.  Dated, this 2Slh day of April. IS97. [May 1st-  Notiee   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  of  28 Broad Street,  Gold $1 00  Silver     1 00  Lead    I 00  Copper ..;..-   2 00  Other metals on application. All samples to bo sent  carriage paid and clearly marked, and lo be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  Victoria, H. C.  Gold and Silver   Lead and Silver   Copper. Silvir, Gold.  %1 50  1 50  3 00  WILLIAM    GODFREY  STEAM   BOILER   MAKER      /  Healers in  Engines. Boilers, Ore (.'ars and nil   kinds  Machinery, new and second band.    .Machinery  put. iu place at flic plant.  ADDRESS   -   -   NELSON. H. C.  of  NOTICE.  In the County Court of Koolenay. Holden at Nelson.  Between A. A. .McKimioi:, plain! ill', and Frederick  W, Winilcll. defendant.  Pursiiiini to mi order of Mis Honor Judge Forin. dated the 17th day of .May instant, and made under a judgement, of this honorable cm in, dated the 21th day of'April.  I.SO.'i. lo enforce a mechanic'.- lien against the'".Maggie"  mineral claim. Tenders will be rend veil al the olllcc of  lhe registrar of I his court at Nelson, up In I be hour of 12  o'clock noon, of tin. 5th day of Juno. ISO", for the pur-  , i-hase. of the undivided one-half part or -bare of and in  the said mineral claim, ".Maggie," .-it unto, in, the Ains-  worlli mining division, of the District of WestKoolenay.  ..aid shard being recorded in I lie name of the defendant.  Terms: Twenly-llvi; per eenl. In aceoinpany llie tender, and t he balance to he paid upon the excrii I inn of the  hill of sale, within ten days after the opening of the tender, purchaser to sal i.-fv liine-elf as to title.  E. T. II. SIMPKINS.  Acting Registrar of llii.. Court.  Dated this I.Sth day of .May. 1SII7. |.May 22.]  Notice of Dissolution of Co-Partnership.  Notice is hereby given thai the partnership heretofore  existing between A. II. Clements and A. E. Lett, carrying on the. business of hotelmen in I lie cily of Nelson, nt  the Merchants hotel, is'this day dissolved by mutual  consent.  The business of tho former partnership will in future  he carried on by A. II.-Clements and It. J. .Marlin. of  Kegina. A. II. CLEMENTS.  Witness: A. E. LOT'.'.'  Ji'.Fi'KKSox Davis.  April 30th. 1��I7.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given Ibul Hie undersigned will, al  lh< expiration oftln'rt y da,\s, anply to the stipendiary  magistrate of West. Ivootenay district for a license to  sell liquor by retail at his hotel at Deer Park. Lower Arrow lake. HOBEI.T ICY I.E.  Dated this isth day of ;May. |Mav22.l  MOONSTO.VE AND KIliJIT HOWKH MINKKAI. CM.AIMS, SITC-  ATK IN.TIIK AINSWOKTII MININO DIVISION OF Wl-ST  KOOTENAV.. DISTINCT. AND LOCATED AHOl'T TUHKIC  (JU.AIITKK.S-OF A.MILE SOUTH OF LAKDO. AND ON TUB  WEST SHOKE OF KOOTENAV LAKE.  Take notice that 1, J. Merrick McGregor, acting a.s  agent for the Victoria Mining & Development Company.  Limited Liability, free miner's certiticate No. 77.518, inlend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining-  recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of theabove claims. A nil  further take notice thatnetion, under section 37. must be  commenced before tlie issuance of such certificate r.f improvements.   -       ���        j. MEKiiicic McGregor.  Dated, this 21st day.of April, 1807. |.May SlhJ  Of  Notice   of   Application   tor   Certificate  Improvements.  TIIK TKNNKSSKK .MINKHAI, CLAIM. SITUATE IN THE NELSON MINIMS DIVISION OF WEST KOOTKNAV DISTHICT.  AND LOCATED AHOUT TI1HKE AND A HALF MILKS  NOHTII OF TIIK IIEADWATI US OF OUAItTZ CUE) K. A  TKIItl-TAKV OF TIM: SALMON KIVKK. AND AHOUT (INK  AND A OUAHThlt MILKS WKST FKO.M THE NELSON AND  FOHT SIIKI'I'Altll   HAILWAV.  Take notice that I, P. Wilson, acting as agent for the  llniiiiltniiK: Rossland Gold Mining Company. Limited Liability, freeminer's certificate No. 70.320. intend sixty days  from Ihednto hereof.-to apply lo the mining recorder fora  cert ideate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim. And further lake  nol ice t hat action, undo.* section 37. must be commenced  before lhe issuance of such certificate of improvements.  P. E. WILSON.  Dated, this Ith day of May. I.S07.  I May St h |  Purchase   Land.  .dward John Powell,  sixty days from the  lands and works or  the following lands.  ,   Nelson  divi.-ion  of  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given --thai the undersigned will, at-  the expiration of thirty days, apply in the stipendiary  magisl r.ilo of West Kooteney district for a license lo  -ell liipior by retail al his hole! al Ouarlz Creek, known  as the Cosmopolitan hotel. JOHN  W. SMITH.  Dated this lilth day of Mav. [May 22 1  Notice  of Application   to  Notice is hereby given that I. E  intend to apply al lhe expiration of  date hereof, lo I he commissioner of  oilier proper olllcer, lo purchase  situate at or near Quart/. Creek  Kootenay. ,   DKSCKIITION.  Commencing at the initial post at the southeast corner,  thence 10 cliniu-due west. tti'Micc liO chains due north.'  thence forty chains due east, thence 00 chains due south  to place of beginning.    Initial po-t at southeast corner.  EDWARD J. POWELL.      ,  Dated, this 20th day of April. 1SI7. [April 21th I  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date. I  shall make application to the chief commissioiicrof lands  and works for permission to purchase three 'hundred and  twenty acres of land in West Kootenav district.      i  A.J. G. MO CAT.  Nelson, B.C., May Ith. IPJ7.  DESfHIITION.  Commencing at a stake planted oil Ihe north bank of  Kootenay rivers-twenty chains west of the month of.  Grohman creek, and known as "A. J. fi. Mount's southwest corner." thence north eighty chain-', more or le.-s,  thence east forty chains, thence south eighty chains,  more or less to the Kootenay river, thence ii'ong Ihe  bank of said river forty chains, more or less, to the point  of commencement.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the nnder.-ignerl will, at the  expiration of thirty days, npuly to the stipendiary magistrate ��>f West Kootenay di-trict. for a licen-c to sell  liquor iiv retail at his hotel on Slocan river, half way between Sloean City and Sloean Crossing.  WILLIAM .MAKER.  Dated this 12th day of April. IRH7. [April 24th]  M  >_(.--,_  iWfuiS  H  'ML*-, THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 22,   1897.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Frank Fletcher has his new map of the  Nelson and Salmon river district about  ready for sale. The map takes in all the  country between't'lm Culumbia river and  the he.i'tfhth ot: land between Salmon river  , and Ivooi'uiiny lake, ;is well as the adjacent tributaries ol' Kootenay river. The  topography of country is taken from the  photo-topographical .surveys, nnd is therefore correct. The mineral claims are  placed upon the' map ��� approximately.  There are 1117 claims shown. The map  should be very useful to mining men.  S.  I\  Tuck  and   \i.   W.  Cummings,  of  Kaslo, were in Xelson this week si/.ing up  the lay of Nelson, witli a view to competing for the ipiAlO olTured by tlie city council i'or the best water works drawings.  An Italian named Bruno Mannrreno  was killed on the C. & K. railway on  , on 'Wednesday morning at the Hall ."Wines  wood siding, about nine miles this side of  Robson. The deceased was riding on one  of the flat cars of a work train, and it i.s  supposed that he was struck by a projecting stick from tiie wood pile and killed.  Another J taliiiu named .Raphael l��oss, received a severe scalp wound. The accident occurred about J 1:30 o'clock.  The operation of the Jlall Mines smelter  is having a noticeable effect upon the development of several properties close to  .the city. During the past few weeks the  company has received several small  trial shipments from undeveloped  properties. Much of the ore is of a character required by the smelter, and the demand for it will doubtless lead to the development of several practically unknown  properties.  On the Athabasca group there are some  150 tons of ore awaiting shipment.   As  the ore is only a short distance i'rom the  Hall Mines tramway it is likely that it,  will be sent to the Hall Mines smelter, if  an arrangement can be made with the  Hall Mines for the use of its tramway,  the Athabasca ore could be laid down at  the smelter i'or less than $2 per ton". The  result of the first 100 ton shipment will be  awaited with interest by the owners of  the Athabasca group.  Father Pat Irwin will conduct the services, in the Church of Englaud tomorrow.  Ilev. II. S. Akehurst preaches in Trail.  George A. Bigelow is endeavoring to  sell the city a chemical engine for fire  purposes. Jle is of the opinion that the  city council cannot put fires out by  resolutions. '  'W. AV. Banning's loss of a couple of  horses ou the city wharf this  week,  has  directed attention to the unsuitable nature of the wharf for ureseut business.  When the wharf was first built it no  doubt filled the bill, but the busiuess of  the district long since outgrew the wharf.  It is now both dangerous and unsuitable,  and should be rebuilt. The city council  should petition the federal' government  to put in a proper wharf without delay.  Messrs. Elliot and Hale, the Nelson boat  builders arc busy filling an order for eight  bateaux for one of the prospecting syndi-  ctttes operating iu the Lardo-Duncan river  district.  Captain J. Keith Reid, is getting the  Myth in readiness for the race in Kaslo on  Monday with the Kootenaian.  The city council by its action on Wednesday evening in deciding to pay the  Consumers''Water. Works company a fair  price for its franchise and phtnt, did a  wise thing. It never pays a city to evade  its obligations. If the city council of  Nelson had adopted -vhat would have  been practically a policy of repudiation  in this matter, it would have greatly injured its credit. There are no doubt some  who think that $"5(XJ0 is tod much to pay  for the plant and franchise of the company, but it may well be questioned  whether such people are as capable Of expressing an opinion as were.the members  of the council,on Wednesday evening.  C_ IE- dgt-y"  ICASLO,   *B.O.  ARCHITECT  CORKKSPONDKNCK SOLIO1TI0O.  _A__  G.   EWABT  I'ooiu 0, Clements Sc liillyer Mock. Nelson  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson, West ICootenay,  lo-wit:  liy virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of the  county court (if at. Nelson at the suit of Uobert  K.' l.eiiinii and the Nelson 'trading Company, jihiiiiLifl's,  and lo me directed against the goods and chattels of  William Roberts, defendant, I have seized and taken in  execulinn all the right, title and interest of s.i id defendant William Huberts in the "Tamarack" fractional mineral claim and tlie ������Negausee" mineral claim, situated on  the south side of ICooleniiy river, adjoining the Majestic  mineral claim, and recorded in the mining recorders ollice  at the city of Nelson. It. C, to recover the sum of eighty  dollars ami se veil ty-lwo eenl s($sn 72). besides interest,shor-  ili's poundage, costs, and all other legal incidental expenses, all 61' which 1 shall expose I'or sale, or sufficient  thereof to satisfy >a'd judgment debt, and costs, at the  front of the court house. Nelson, on Saturday, the fttli  day of .(line. A. It, lWl", at the hour of eleven o'clock in  the forenoon.  .    Notk:   Intending purchasers  will satisfy Ihcinselves  ��� as to interest, mid title of mid defendant.  WILLIAM IV liOlMNSON. Deputy .Sheritr.  Dated. Nelson, May 22nd, IWI7. |.\lay 22nd|  JSTOTIOE.  500 Men to  drink cool,  sparkling,  refreshing  BBEE  UfJDER f"EW IVU\NACEMEfJT  For Two Bits a Quart  Come and Rush the Pitcher  VICTORIA HOTEL,  C. F. C00DWIN,  PROPRIETOR  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  3SrOTIC"E3  A special meeting of the Hoard of License Commissioners-will be held nt the ollice of lhe mayor, southwest  corner Vernon ;and Ward streets, ou Wednesday the  27th instant, al 2 o'clock p. in.  JOHN- HOUSTON, Mayor.  Dated Nelson, Hritish Columbia, _May 2��lh, 1S!I7.  l.'OUND���A Fountain l'cn. Owner can have same by  calling at inv ollice and identifying���aud paying for this  advertisement. A. M. JOHNSON.  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  BALFOTJB  This famous and  delightful   summer resort  has been  taken over by the above  firm and will  be conducted in the future in a first-class manner  C00D SHOOTING AND FISHING  LAWN TEfMlS CljOUflDS  COOL PIC-NIC GROVES  PARTIES PROVIDED FOR  HATES:   S2 0() AND S�� .10 I'KK DAY,  *N"OTICE.  Parties having any claims upon the following li  the townsite, of Silverton, are reo.ucsted lo couiiiiiii  with 1!. IL ICcrr,-of New Denver, id, once.  Lots 12, Iii and 22. Block :_.  Lots III and 17, Block (i.  Lots.l.'i, II and 22. Block 7.  Lois II, la and II!, Block II.  Lots 12. I.'land II, Block IS.  Lots II and 12, Block 21.  Lots 11 and 12. Block 20.  Lois II. 12, "Hand 21. Block II.  Lots :i and I, Block 1,'i.  Dated May 22nd. 1SD7. [May  its in  iicato  22nd]  The Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, offers one thousand  shares of its capita] stock at par, $ro per share. The proceeds will  be used in increasing* the company's plant, which is now running at  its full capacity. The company has issued eighteen hundred and  seventeen shares of its capital stock,, and its earnings are now over  $400 per month net, sufficient to pay 12 per cent on the capital invested,   besides placing  10 per cent in  reserve for .betterments.  Tlie plant is operated by water power, and the capacity of the  present works is about 1200 lights of 16 candle power. The intention  is to increase the capacity to 3000 lights of 16 candle power. The  net earnings from each light is now 35 cents per month, and the expense of operating each light 20 cents  per month.  The company's management expect to install 1000 additional  lights before October 1st of this year, and estimate the net earnings  from each light will be increased to 40 cents per month and the expense of operating each light will be reduced to 15 cents per month.  ���Based on this estimate, the net earnings of the company will be $880  per month,  or over 30 per cent on  the capital  invested.  All the shares so far issued are owned by people who are property'owners, in Nelson, and only two of the shareholders are . nonresidents.  Applications for shares will be received by the undersig-ned on  the following terms: One-third of the par value to be paid on allotment, one-third in  thirty days,  and one-third in  sixty days.  JOHN HOUSTON,  President Nelson  Electric Light Company,   Ltd.  Nelson,   B.C.,   May 1st,   19S7.  Novelties  Dress Coods  Novelties  '1  Gloves  We have opened up a large collection  of Spring- Novelties, comprising Dress  Trimmings, Laces, Veilings, Gloves,  and Hosiery. We are also showing a  splendid assortment of choice designs  in Fancy, Printed, Brocade, Ombre and  Shot Silks. These goods are suitable  for blouees, dresses and trimmings in  every fashionable color.  Men''  Spring  Hats  ITELSOIT.  L   O.  Men's  Spring  fleckwear  DEALBES   I.N"  The business of the Nelson .-'oda Water Factory has  bC'in purchased by K. I'. Whalley. to whom all accounts  are payable. All debts and liabilities incurred by the  company prior to May 15th, will be paid by W. S.Ash-  pitcl. U'ALTKK S. ASMI'ITKL.  K. I'l'ilU.Y  WIIALLKY.  Dated at Nelson. I?. C, this loth day of May, 13_J".  NOTICE  OF   MEETING.  An extraordinary ffcnoral mecliiiK of the Consumers'  Water Works Company, Limited, of Nelson, I*. C, will  be held in the I'hair Hotel. Xel-on. on Monday, .luue 7th,  1S!I7. at; 12o'clock noon. The object of tlie meeting is to  ratify the sale of lhe company's plant and franchise Lo  the corpiir.iliiin of I.he City of Nelson.  I-\.S. KAUNAliD,  President of Consumers' Water Works. Company.  Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Stoves, Granite ware,  Miners' Supplies.  Tinsmithing ; fuii stock of        Estimates Furnished  and Plumbing* Builders'ana Miners'supplies on Application  A carload of Stoves and Tinware, two carloads of General Groceries,  a carload of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour and' meals, a large consignment  of Crockery and Glassware, and have to arrive in a few days a carload  of Wire Nails (which we quote at specially low prices), and a carload  of Mixed Groceries'from the east. A few specialties just in: Patterson's Cream Sodas, Lovegrove's English Jellies in tins���the finest in the  world���California Bar Sugar, Jams and Jellies in pails at 75 cents and  $1 each. A large consignment of Fancy Biscuits, "Schilling's best" Tea,  extra fine quality, Snider's and Blue Label Catsup, Creamery Butter in  1, 2, 5, and 10-pound tins. Also a supply of Garden Seeds and Lawn  .Grass.    Miners'and Prospectors'supplies a specialty.  EEBaSpma  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON:  ill!  Call on .or Write  w��  We are just placing in stock the finest line of READY MADE CLOTHING  ever brought into the city  HONEST "WELL MADE GARMENTS  that will give satisfaction.  An entirely new stock of FELT HATS AND CAPS  ' in the latest styles and makes  A Magnificent line of Scotch Tweeds and Worsteds, and Wesi of  England Trouserings, suitable for spring" wear.  A special feature of Fancy Worsted Suiting's^  BAKER STftpET, NELSON  I2sT   ^I_A_IJN_rOS   ^Z��sTID   OKG--A."JsTS  See that the name of Wessell, Nickle & Gross, New York, is stamped on the action of  the Piano you buy.   It is the standard of excellence in America.   None   .  ��� other is used in Kara Pianos.   Call and examine them at  Having purchased for spot cash the entire stock of Men's 'Furnishings formerly carried by Fred Williamson on Baker Street,  I am offering them at greatly reduced prices in order to clear  them off with a rush.    This is no fake reduction sale.     Call and  see the goods.  Baker and Ward Sts.  The stock is complete in every line.  FRED STEVENSON  If so we can save you a day's pay on Men's Working Shoes at $2.50 per pair.   We keep everything.  P. O. Store9 J. A. Gilkep's, 18 and 20 Baker Street, Nelson  BRANCH MARKETS   ..'...  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything1 in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly Forwarded.  m  ��s  f>'_a**:.v:-,>v  !Pi^5p^��-#_s*

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