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 OTBNAY  Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  SEXTH   TEAR-NO. 19..  ���*V  ��>,  "I  vw?  NELSOiNV BRITfSH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, N"()VEMBEK 5, 1.898.  TE  Has   a    Mineral   Output    of  Upwards   ot   One  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  In   The   Year  TWO   DOLLARS  A  YEAR.  GETTING AFTER THE JUDGES.  Attorney-General Martin Announces that a Cut  Will be Made in Their Salaries.  One oi' the reform wave's of the Semlin  administration reached Nelson yesterday  in the form ol an intimation to county  court judge Forin from attorney-general'  Martin that the supplementary allowance  made by the provincial government to  the salaries of county court judges will be  discontinued.  The salaries of the county court judges  are paid by the federal government, and  are fixed at $200 per month, but recognizing that this amount was not a sufficient  remuneration, it was the custom of previous provincial administrations to supplement the federal salary with an additional allowance of $500 per annum, which  was included in the votes for stipendiary  ' magistrates. More recently there was  complaint made about the retention of  fees by magistrates serving in the small  debts court, and in some cases a set allowance was made i'or magistrates so serving,  and the fees were turned into the provincial treasury. From those two sources  the salary of county court judge Forin.  was increased by $800 per annum, so that  the intimation of attorney-general Martin  means a cut of $800 a year to him.  It depends very largely upon the motive which prompts this action of the new  attorney-general as to the manner in  which it will be received by the people ot  tlie province. .If it has been taken upon  the ground that the payment to the  county court judges of adequate salaries  is an obligation which rests upon the federal authorities, no complaint will probably be, made, provided the provincial  government earnestly urges the matter  at Otrawa. If, however, the provincial  authorities have simply entered upon a  cheese-paving policy and intend to allow  the county court-judges to shift for themselves, considerable dissatisfaction may  be looked for.  With the present provincial allowance  of $."300, tlie county court judges oi' the  province receive but $2,1)00 per annum.  It is plain, therefore, that at present  their salaries are none too generous. Tt is  a poor lawyer who cannot make more  than this out of his practice in the course  of a year. There is therefore little inducement for good lawyers to accept positions upon the county court bench, and  if tins amount is reduced by $;*J00 the difficulty of securing desirable men will be  even greater. Kit is a consideration to  have good men for county court judges it  will be necessary to pay good salaries.  To Succeed Forbes G. Vernon.  \V. Walters, of the British Columbia  Land and Investment Agency, has been  appointed agent-general for British Col-'  umbia in succession to Hon. Forbes G.  "Vernon. The office will be of an honorary nature, but the new official has announced that he will secure additional  office accommodation and a room fitted  up as a reading room for the use of British Columbians and others wishing to  peruse the provincial papers. The offices  of the B. C. Land and Investment Agency  are situated in Sergeant's Inn, off Fleet  street, which is the center of the uewspa-  per publishing district. Being much  more centrally located, the office would  be much more convenient for British Columbians than the late' oue in Victoria  street. The selection of Mr. Walters for,  the position has also been favorably commented upon, as the appointee possesses  an extensive knowledge of the province,  while the company's business has naturally kept.him well posted on British Columbia affairs.  Carney Made a Magistrate.  .Augustus Carney has been appointed  police magistrate for the city of Kaslo. If  this appointment pleases the people of  ivaslo they must have undergone considerable change since July last. Augustus  Carney was a shouter in 1.89-1 for CI. O.  Buchanan the Davie government candidate for the legislative assembly. Later  he became a stumper for Hewitt Bostock,  the grit candidate for member of the  house of commons, and during the last  general elections he blossomed out as a  platform orator for Robert Green, the  successful tory candidate for the provincial legislature. That he is of the stuff of  which judges are made will come as a surprise to those who know him. It is safe to  say that his appointment is one of those  tor which the Semlin administration will  have cause to regret.  Victoria Child Burned to Death.  On Monday the two year old child of  Rev. Leslie Clay, of Victoria, was burned  to death. The child had been put to sleep  for the afternoon, but lie awakened and,  securing some matches, set his clothing  on fire. The strange thing appears to be  that the child made no outcry, and the  smoke issuing i'rom the room was the  first alarm the members of the family  had. The child died three hours after  tlie accident was discovered.  Ex-mayor Scott's Streak of Bad Luck.  Fx-mayor Scott, of Hossland, has not  been traveling in very good luck for the  past few days. At Chicago some ten  days ago he was run over by a cable car  and received a broken hip, and at Rossland an execution has been issued against  his mining stocks by A. B. Clabun. A  short time ago Ciaybon secured a verdict  for $(57*30.20 against Scott as the representative value of his services in securing  Scott a place on the directorate of the  Dundee Mining Company, and a bonus of  ."30,000 shares of Dundee stock. .Scott did  not respond speedily enough in the matter of settling and in consequence executions-were issued by Clabon against 50,500  shares of Dundee, -13,000 shares of Red  Mountain and Ida May, and 20,000 shares  of Kenneth. These sleeks will be sold by  the deputy sheriff at Hossland on Thursday next.        .  .   TROUBLE IS OVER THE SUBSIDY.  Tho Act is not Worded to Suit Work Which  the Railway Conipany Contemplates. ���  Respecting the delay in the matter of  ii warding contracts for the construction  of the Robson-Boundary Creek railway,  beyond the summit to the west of the  north fork of the Kettle river, the Boundary Cieek Times explains that there are  other difficulties in the way of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company than  those which the holders of the V.. V.' 6c E.  ('barter are making.  The Times says that the delay in awarding further sub-contracts arose -from the  peculiar wording of the- B. C. Public  Works Loan Act Amendment Act, 180S,  and the construction placed upon the Act  by the provincial government.  It is well understoad that the C. P. R.  decided to waive its right to a land grant  under the Columbia & Western charter,  and accepts in lieu thereof the $L000 a  milo voted under the Loan Act referred  to. Now the Act states that a subsidy of  $���1,000 a mile is to be paid (a) For a standard guage road from Penticton to the  houndary Creek district approximately  J00 miles in length ; and, (b) For a stan-  tun d guage railway from Robson to the  boundary Creek district to connect with  the railway mentioned in subsection (a)  hereof, approximately NO,miles.  The NO miles mentioned in subsection (b)  ends at the summit. The C. .P. R. naturally expected the subsidy for continuing  this road, to Midway, an additional 20  miles. But the provincial government  raised the contention that this 20 miles  was a. portion of the J'en tic ton road and  tlie only way that subsidy could be earned  was by living up to the conditions of the  act which stated that work must be  begun antl carried on from Penticton, and  the entire road for which the subsidy is  granted must be built before the subsidy  can be -paid. ���  it is also reported that the V., V. 6c E.  company is objecting to the C. P. li. encroaching upon its territory. The V., V.  ifc E. company appears to have been incorporated aud maintains a miserable  existence for no other reason than to create trouble and retard useful public  works.  It is difficult tu say what decision tlie  government will arrive at in this matter.  It is naturally anxious to see the railway  constructed from Penticton, but it is not  probable that it will do anything to delay-  railway construction from Robson. It is  safe to presume that the government will  place a reasonable construction upon the  subsidy act and allow the C. P. R. a pro  rata share of the subsidy for continuing  the road to Midway.  MUNICIPAL   MATTERS.  At the meeting of the city council on  Monday afternoon applications were read  from R. E. Lemon, S. Anderson and W. H.  Lacey for appointment as .-inspectors of  the work of removing bodies from the old  cemetery. The appointing of inspectors  was left with mayor Houston, and during  the week-he appointed R. E. Lemon as inspector of the work at the old cemetery  and R. B. Bsnouf as inspector at the city  cemetery. The matter of the appointment of a caretaker for the city cemetery  was deferred till the next meeting.  An offer of 50 cents a yard for the rock  on Ward street was received from the  .Allan Brothers, but it was declined by  tl e council, as the rock is to be used in  t! 3 improving of Ward street between  Baker and Silica streets. It was decided  to allow a rebate of 10 per cent, to the  users of electric light during October, provided payment is made before November 10th.  The city engineer was instructed to prepare plans and specifications for the fencing of the city cemetery. Tenders will be  called for the work at so much per foot  for board fencing and a separate price for  picket fencing; also for the erection of  buildings suitable for caretaker's quarters  and mortuary chapel and tool house. Tho  advertisement calling for tenders appears  in another column. The current accounts  were passed by the city council and ordered paid.   Train Load of Sailors Wrecked.  At 1.50 Monday morning, while the west  bound special C. P. It. passenger train,  with British government sailors and marines was passing a point JJ. miles east of  JYhirgacli��� second station east of flat Portage���the tender of the engine, two baggage cars and four colonist cars were derailed. The engine, with theexception of  tlie rear driving wheels, remained on the  track, The tender, two baggage cars and  three colonist cars went over the embankment, which is ten or fifteen feet high,  and were considerably damaged. The  fourth colonist car left the rails, but remained upright on the ties. The commissary car and the sleeper on the rear end  were not derailed. F. Flec.kney and Wm.  Miller, boy's from the training ship "Agin-  court," Chatham, England, were killed,  Samuel Harrison, stoker, from Edinburgh,  and Thomas Burns, ordinary seaman, injured, also a man named .Samuel Smith,  from Papineauvillc, Quebec, who was  stealing a ride. There were lo-'! men and  12 officers on the train.  THE   OMINECA   COUNTRY.  C. E. Perry Returns From a Successful Trip in  the Interests of an Exploration'Company.   .  C.   E.   Perry,   the well   known  railway  engineer, has returned from a trip to the  Omineca   district,   where   he    has    been  superintending  matters for  the St.  Anthony  Exploration  Company.      lie says  that his party has .taken   some good hydraulic ground on Germansen and Manson  creeks and ou Onacaiuga  creek,  a- tributary of the  Nation river.    The holdings  include,quite a number of  hydraulic propositions, and the company intends to begin operations iu  the spring.    The country  is  very mountainous,  and  from the  Rockies westward it is destitute of plains  of any considerable extent.    The mountains rise,from 3,000 to 7,000 feet, but only  very few of the ridges are snowcapped all  the year round. .Mr.  Perry went in by  the Ashcroft route and made a survey of  the waterways from Quesnelle mouth by  the Fraser river to  Fort  George,   thence  by  the Nechacoand Stewart   rivers  to  Fort St. James,  and of the Tat-Che and  Middle rivers which connect Stewart lake,  Cross lake and Tachla lake. , .Thus  there  is    water   communication   370   miles    in  length to Buckley house,  at the head of  Tacla lake, which, by the expenditure of  $"30,000, can be  made navigable  for such  steamers as  those  which' were, built for  the Stickine traffic.   The  only obstacles  to be removed from the rivers are collections of small boulders.  THE    JUDGE   AND   HIS   JAG.  THE   KETTLE   RIVER    RAILROAD.  Two, Newspaper   Men   Spend   Eight  Days  In  ' Jail for  Commenting  Upon  It.  A snub has, been administered to the  judge of the Newfoundland bench, who  committed the proprietor and editor of  the St. John's Telegram to jail for thirty  days for contempt of court: The governor, acting no doubt on the advice of his  cabinet, has released the prisoners after  they bad served only eight days of the  time. Without entering into the merits  of the case, the governor expressed his  belief that the imprisonment already  undergone by Messrs. Herder and Parsons was sufficient atonement for any  offence which in this instance they had  committed.  It appears   that   the contempt   which j  these gentlemen  committed  against  the !  court   was   the   publication   of   a  letter j  criticising    the    conduct,   personal   and ,  other, of a judge  and several other per-j  sons  nnd there-s��e\us to )mv-.(-> bcf>!i -tn   iv:   '<  timation that while on his  travel  to hi.s '  circuit the judge took more liquor than  Was good for him.    As a matter of  fact,  the letter was a criticism of public expenditure, the persons criticized  being  barristers and the judge, who were on their  way  in a   government steamer  tb hold  court at some coast town.   It does not  appear that  the article interfered  with  the   course   of   justice   in  any   particu-.  lar case, or that it was calculated in any  way to interfere with the proper administration of justice.   There  was therefore  no excuse for the exercise of the barbarous power possessed by  judges in  this  country as   well, to commit persons for  contempt of court. The power, was meant  to enable judges to maintain their auth-  oiity. and dignity during  the sitting of  the court; but to say that a judge may  get drunk publicly and bring disgrace on  the  administration   of  justice,  and  has  power to send  to jail  any  person  commenting on the  exhibition, is a  proposition it would  be difficult to maintain in  Canada.  It .was maintained, however, in the  Hawke case iu New Brunswick, but the  public treated the prisoner with, every  mark of consideration, and showed that  they did not agree with either the law or  its representative. , lu the Ellis case in  the same province,-where -Mr. Ellis was  committed to jail and fined for criticizing  a judge who made an illegal order in an  election case, the public treated him on  his release as a hero, made a demonstration and subscribed more than sufficient  money to pay his fine and all tho costs.  The parliament of Canada fritters away  enough time on trivial matters to justify  the suggestion that they might devote a  little time to this subject, and by legislative enactment confine the power of a  judge to commit i'or contempt of court  within proper bounds.  Cariboo Mine Turns Out $12,500 in Two Weeks  Robert Ja'Tray, of Toronto, who is not  only president of the Crow's Nest Coal  Company, but of the reorganized Toronto  Company which controls the Cariboo,  camp -Melviuney mine, reports tliat the  first two weeks run' of the 20-stamp mill  resulted in the saving of N70 ounces of  gold, valued, at '-i12,."300. These figures  represent the work for the first two  weeks in October, and even better returns  are anticipated for the latter half of the  mouth.   The Proceeds of Free Trade ?  The customs revenue still continues to  grow. The collections for the month of  October amounted to $1,09"',27.1, as compared with $1,711,127 for the same month  iu.l.8!'7: an increase of $210,000. The revenue from Yukon is also satisfactory. A  sum of $7"3,*300 wn.s collected during the  month of September, but this amount  will be included iu the November returns.  The Imperial Bank Opens Up.  The -afe for the branch of the Imperial  bank   has   arrived,  and    the    bank   will  probably lie doing business on .Monday.  The Promoters Should Not Overlook the Advantage of a Provincial Charter.  "Jn their efforts to secure a charter for  the Kettle River Valley railway, the promoters of Lhe scheme should not this time  overlook the advantage of securing a provincial charter. There can be no question but that the present legislature will  grant a/charter whicli will .secure a railway without further cost to the public  treasury, and thus endorsed, tho hands of  the promoters would be considerably  strengthened at Ottawa.  That no attempt was made last year  was evidently due to the strong hold  which the Canadian Pacific Railway Company held upon the Turner government,  which was fully disclosed by the policy  adopted with respect to the Helmcken  resolution". That the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company will again make strenuous efforts to defeat the scheme may be  expected, but there is little probability  tliat the Canadian Pacific will again receive such signal assistance from the legislature or from the boards of trade of Victoria and Vancouver.  There is another reason why a provincial charter should be sought. There is, a  feeling of resentment in the minds of  some public men against the pursuit of a  policy which in a measure ignores the  provincial legislature by the building of  railways within the province under dominion charters. There is no excuse this  year for the promoters of the Kettle River  railway .scheme allowing the allies of the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company to  fight them under the mask of provincial  rights. They have it iu their power to so  nurse their scheme that' it can be presented as a provincial issue, and in. view  of the forces which they must fight at  Ottawa, they should do so.  Jn discussing the probability of the promoters of tho Kettle River road making a  second application for a federal charter,  the Toronto Globe says: "There is little  doubt as to the course which parliament  ought to pursue. It will be urged, and  with some force, that the retention of the  trade within Canada will benefit the  whole country as well as the Canadian  Pacific railway, to whose influence the defeat of the bill last year was due. But it  must be borne in mind that a great deal  has been already- done to .protect the  interest of the Canadian railway and of  Canadian trade. The tariff gives a decided advantage to the Canadian manufacturer and trader, and the Canadian  Pacific railway is heavily subsidized in  money and land, and enjoys other special  ���:'. :d VL"I'.u:b!e priviieg''-' To say th:v besides all this we shall adopt a policy of  exeludiug other railways in that district,  and preventing a company from building  a railway with its own money and without favors or privileges of any kind, seems  tons to pass the bounds of reason and  justice. No matter where the money for  the railway comes from, it must be to a  large extent a Canadian enterprise, involving considerable expenditures in Canada, aud providing additional railway  facilities for a large and important district of Canada.  '*' The 'question is really not so much one  of the rights of Mr. Corbin and his associates, as against the C. P. Li., as of the  rights and interests of the people of the  territory to be served.' It is they who  ought to be consulted mainly, and it  would perhaps be better if the matter  had been finally decided in the British  Columbia legislature. But if the question  comes before the dominion parliament .it  must be decided, and we think it would  b'e'adopting-a very dangerous and unjustifiable course to forbid a business investment by unprivileged persons in a railway which will undoubtedly be of great  benefit to the district. It may be argued  that the..trade of older Canada would be  benefited by shutting out the great mining region from intercourse with the  neighboring states. We think our traders  are pretty well able to hold their own,  aud in any case it would be too much to  ask the people of the district, for the sake  of the eastern provinces, to forego that  railway connection with the United-  States which all the eastern provinces  enjoy. We should grumble pretty loudly  in Ontario if it were proposed to shutus  off in a similar way from connection with  the American railways."  Customs Returns for October.  The following are the  customs' returns  from the port of Nelson for  the month of  October :  I.MI'oltTS.  Duti.'iblu floods ....  Free good*    s:i:..si;:_ i*i        1.711 "0  Total imports.    .  Duly colle.cli.d....  KXIHIIT-.   :<..-.,.;:m on  ........?ni,-_'.'::! 71  Tlio mine   Tin; fore-it ..,..  .  .  Maiiul'iic'u.res    S!.I,___H 00           i:i i'pO            07(.i 00  Toinl exporl* .. . ���   i:i:.*i.mi no  The Little Giant.  The late l!ev. Dr. Cochrane, of Brant-  ford, when ordained to the ministry  weighed only ninety pounds. Although  he increased a little in flesh as he grew  older, he was known as the "Ninety Presbyterian Pounder" by all hi.s older  friends. His small stature and his remarkable vigor made the nickname peculiarly suggestive of his personality.  Valleau'i. Report on Omineca.  Fred \V. Valleau, formerly of Nelson,  wliol'ifsiiiiiii mouths past has been .acting gold commissioner' in the Omir.eca  country, has returned to the coast, from  Manson creek, lie predicts a great future  I'or the  Omineca  country as a liydraulic-  ing district. On Manson creek the Forty-  Nine Company, of Ottawa, has all its machinery in, the cost of which with the  work done upon the ground represents an  expenditure of 880,000. Recently some  big quartz deposits, said to be rich have  been located on Ivis-pyas river, near the  confluence of the Babine and Skeena:  while a free-milling proposition, said to  assay high, with placer diggings in the  neighborhood, yielding- about $S a day,  are also reported. During'the past five  months 7;"3 hydraulic leases have been  granted, carryingSO acres of ground each.  On the Stranger and Osilinea rivers which  flow into the Omineca a parly of Fnglis-  tuon have secured several hydraulic propositions which are reported to be very  rich, and there is abundance of water to  work them.   FOR   THE   REIGN   OF   PEACE.  OL the Czar's proposition for the beginning of universal peace, the London  Chronicle says: "The one point to be  noted by every man is that if the'idea embodied in the Czar's receipt cannot be carried out, the basic ideas of our civilization  are lost. We iriay as well throw up the  sponge���we may as well cease to prate  about civilization and progress���for our  .talk will be as the idle wind."       c  That is the point exactly. Who says  that the powers of the old world would  not be just as strong were they to all divide their armies by five and were they  to dismantle four-fifths of their navies ?  That would have another effect. Three  millions of men. in their prime," would be  taken from the ranks of consumers and  made producers. It may be said the ranks  of the producers are over-crowded now,  and that many live by supplying the food  and clothing of the consumers. That is  true, but, after all, there i.s nothing that  does not come from labor, and it is the  army of laborers who pay the bills, and  the true theory would be'to push these  men, as they left the ranks of war and  entered the ranks of peace, out into lands  where there would be room for their  work. Transfer them to Central Africa,  and in twenty years they would create a  new nation. Brazil would welcome them  all, and iu twenty .years they could thus'  give the vitality to that region which  would amount to a new creation. ' <  British Columbia could absorb one million of them, and while they could be  making homes for themselves, they would  add immense power to the dominion.  Argentina needs a million of them. There  is another feature to the business. Most  of these soldiers are unmarried, for most  of them young women at home are waiting, "aud in i-lie meantime are exposed' to  all the dangers that come through temptation and the necessities of life. There  is still another thought.' Most of the nations of western Europe are professedly  Christian nations. Looking over their  mighty armies and tremendous fleets the  first question that a skeptic, would ask  would be: "Is this the best showing that  can be made for the Prince of Peace after  nineteen hundred years of trial ?"' Finally, is it true that in bauds entirely great  the pen is mightier than the sword ? if  it is, what an impeachment of the intelligence of civilized men is tbe constantly  Increasing armies and the rush to build  and arm more ships !  The Age of Mining in Greece.  The   mines  of   Laurium,   Greece,   now'  worked for zinc,  lead  and   iron,  are the  same   mines   from    which    Themistocles  drew the silver supply to fit  out his fleet  and  drive  back   the Persian   invader at  Salamis (-190 to -'180 B.C.), and so lay the  foundations of the Athenian hegemony.  It is thought that the Phrenicians delved  there before the Greeks came; so that the  mining industry at iJanrium may boast  an origin as remote as thirty centuries  back, while in full blast today. In walking through the French company's great  mine at Ganieresa, in the lieart of the  Laurium region, one traverses a gallery  in active exploitation for zinc and lead  close by another worked by the old Greeks  two or three thousand years ago. For  such a " transient industry," mining seems  to evince some permanent characteristics.'  Ready for Any Emergency. i  If France will cast her eye out to sea in  either direction, she will see something  rather impressive, .lust off the coast,  about where Trafalgar' was fought,, she  will see eight great battleships and five  cruisers the British channel squadron-  all ready for business, anil in quick communication with- the .Mediterranean  squadron of nine battleships and fifteen  cruisers. Those thirty-seven fighting  ships can all be concentrated in three day-  tipon any desired point on the coast ol  France. I tis said, too, that there is perfect quietness in the ship yards and naval  stations of Great Britain. This means  that her reserve ships are all iu perfect  order. Great Britain is all ready for  whatever'may come.  Le. Rot's Groat Record for October.  On Tuesday the Le Hoi established  another record bj* loading and shipping  .72*3 tons of ore. The output of the mine  for October was I2,7."iO tons. The month's  output, giving the Le Koi ore an average  value of $"*"0 per ton, would therefore  aggregate $.\'S2,"jO().  Whei'o Honors Come Easy.  Hamilton   Spectator:   A    reporter   has  been arrested for oflering his arm to the  (Jueen of Holland. We know a . reporter  who has handled as many as four queens  at a time, and he is still at large.  THE   BOARD   OF   TRADE.  A Meeting of the Council that May Bring  About Results.  On Wednesday evening (he council of  the board.ol trade held a regular monthly <  meeting. There were present:''President  Robertson, secretary Turner, and Messrs.  Thompson. Fletcher, De-Bri-ay, Proctor,-  and Houston. The following questions  were discussed:  1. The improvement, of the Lardo river  from Trout lake to its junction with Duncan river.  2. Malting Nelson a division point for  the Cananian Pacific railway.  S. Reduction of fares on railways running into Nelson.  ���1. Obtaining specimens of minerals i'or  a permanent mineral exhibit in the board  rooms.  ii. Keeping the registry wicket of the  postoilice open until G o'clock p. m.  G.    A public building in   which to trans- ,  act business with Dominion officials.  These questions will all come up for  discussion at the regular meeting of the  board of trade on the 1-1 th instant. A  number of accounts were passed. The  secretary was voted an annual salary of  $250, to date from July Isr,, hist. The  room now used by the board will be retained until such time as one better suited  for the board's requirements can be obtained, the rent being $10 a month to ���,  date from October 1st.  The Patriots of Vancouver.  ' On Wednesday afternoon the merchants  of the city of Vancouver field a meeting  in the board of trade rooms for the pur-, '  pose of- coming to some arrangement  whereby they will secure a direct aud  permanent, line of steamers between Vancouver and San Francisco and Vancouver  and Alaska, A year ago several of the  merchants who on Wednesday sought to  secure these transportation facilities for  Vancouver met in the same board of trade  rooms and denounced as unpatriotic t he  efforts being made'by the people of J3oun-  dary.Creek to secure railway connection  with the systems in the United State.-.  The merchants of Vancouver will,confer  a favor upon the people of Boundary  Creek by explaining to them why it is  less patriotic to have intercourse with the  people of the United Slates by way of  the Kettle River Valley than at Vancou-'  ver through the medium of steamers to  San Francisco and Alaska ports. It  would also be interesting to know why  so many merchants ou the coast take  their le.s-.ons iu patriotism from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  ' Two miners Kinea at Rossland.  William Cain and Patrick Nolan, two  miners employed at the Sunset ,No. 2 at  Rossland, were killed in. the Sunset shaft  Tuesday evening. The men went into  the shaft before the air was purified, and  in trying to get out. fell from the ladder,  breaking their necks. Fred liolt, a  mucker, had a narrow escape, being rescued by George Ore wry. As there was  no,steam up.it was impossible to rescue  Cain and Nolan by means of the hoist,  and they met their death through falling  from the ladder.  Quartz Discoveries in Cassiar.  Among the arrivals from Cassiar on  Tuesday was J. If. Rose, manager of the  Alaska Mining 6c Commercial Conipany,  who lias had charge of a prospecting  party in Northern British Columbia. The  party went in over the Ashcroft trail,  and Rose claims to have found both rich  quartz and gold placer diggings. He also  reports that a party sent out by Frank  Ca I breath made a placer discovery northwest.of Teslin lake.  The Earnings of the Grand Trunk.  People are accustomed to think of railways as vast earning corporations of immense wealth and profit. In the case of  the Grand Trunk for the year 1S07 the  ratio of expenses to earnings was a little  over OS per cent, or something about what  it is in an insurance company. In'LSDOthe  system failed to earn its lixed charges by  $*(_(.."3,000. In IS07 there was a surplus of  $210,000. and for the year ending June  Mth, IS!IS. the surplus rose to $1,!) 10.000.  Tlio Golden Smelter to Resume.  II. I". Alexander was in Golden Inst  week, when he made the announcement  that negotiations were then iu progress  with a view to the purchase and 'operation of the smelter at Golden. The enterprise will be worked as a copper'smelter,  and the purchasers will give every assistance to the development of copper properties which will be in a position to ship ore  to the smelter.  Drydon Won His Seat in South Ontario.  In the by-election in South Ontario on  Tuesday lion. John Dryden, minister of  agriculture in the Ontario legislature,  was returned with a majority of about  100 over Calder, the Conservative candidate. In the general elections Calder defeated Dryden with a majority of 00, but  he was unseated by the courts. Dryden  has been a member of the government  without a seat for the past six months.  Leadville Mines to Resume.  It is announced that the properties of  the Leadville mining companies will resume operations. It is predicted that the  resultant tonnage of silver-lead ore will  in a measure renew the required smelter  supply, for which the Co-ur d'Aleut's, the  Ivootenay aud Mexico have for the last  two years been drawn upon. m  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON   B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  m*0  ts no  ~\  <*t,  what, your   bill  of fare may be,  you can never have, a good appear-  r/ ,w, :,y   ing   table   without   suitable   table-  ��� />x%fc. ware, and a few, articles .for .table  V * f ''if til}' j   ' *  ._ , ^ ^Itl decoration. Gall and see my stock  ^N^.<^^^^; of' Forks, Spoons, Knives, Napkin  ^m^y\,,^&S^Ml Rings, Salts and Peppers, Cream  JP^^".:    ,,j   and Water Pitchers, Sugar Bowls,  I'liouc In, Haker ^livel,  KII'KI'ATI.ICIC & WILSON,  I'urveyors In llie I'cople  nf O'l-oeei'li;", Crockery, iunl (!ln.-..Mwnro  Berry  Dishes,  Bake  and  Soup Tureens in Sterling  Plate.   All latest de  signs   for   holidays.  Vegetable '.  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JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  <-�� ��� ���_Mining Knginccrs and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, li. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. ."Meets  v-v w second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  /\^��\ brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No. io,  Ivnights of Pytnias, meets in Castle hall, JMacdon-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All  visiting knights are cordially invited to attend.  Gkokok Ross. IC. of R. & S.  It. G. Jov. C. C.  he ��ribxtttu*  SATURDAY   MORNING NOVEMBER o. 1SJ1S  The   suspension   of  police   magistrate  ��� Macrae, ot Victoria, by attorney-general  Martin seems to have been  a  rather dramatic ail'air, in  which  the attorney-general appeared iu the role of the oppressed  sailor's champion.    So far but one side of  the case has been presented,   but the circumstance  that  the  magistrate  was  relieved from the  further discharge of his  magisterial duties on the afternoon of the'  day upon which the complaint was.lodged  against  him, is  rather  good  evidence of  ~  the  energy of  the new attorney-general.-'.  Joseph T. Liddy is the name of the sail or  who has caused all the magistrate's trouble.,   He was a seaman  on the steamship  Tartar  when  it went  into dry  dock at  Fjsqiiimi.il t, and by  reason  of  illness was  discharged.     On   the   following   day   he  went  to  the chief officer'.to be paid  off'  when he was informed   that the  captain  had changed his mind and that he would  have to resume duty.   The sailor replied  that he had  been discharged  and would  not con tin ne on  the ship.    He   was then  arrested   for refusing duty and brought  before.magistrate .Macrae.    According to  Liddy's  story  the   magistrate  browbeat  him and did not allow  him   to  enter his  defence.    When the case was closed the  magistrate said that he would impose the  full penalty of 2S days.    To tltis Sergeant  Langley   who  conducted  the prosecution  saifl that there wtis no.desire to press' for  the full penalty, and the magistrate then  reduced   it  to   li   days   with  hard  labor.  Liddy's time expired on Friday last, when  lie applied to the court for tho restitution  ol'$0.2*5 whicli was taken from   him.    The  refund was denied him by the police..and  he then sought the  magistrate,   who also  turned   him  aside.. Some one  then   told  him to see the attorney-general.    The result  of   this   was   that   Liddy appeared  before the executive and stated his grievance, after   which  things   began   to come  liis  way.    He   received   hi.s  money   Lmck  and hiter on in the afternoon was a party  to a conference between the attorney-general   and   the   magistrate,   in    which   the  .������������'tornoy-generaI informed the latter that j  he con.-i'dered his action a.  travesty   upon !  the administration   of justice, and  fr.rt.li-  v/iih -uspended him.    Magistrate Macrae  will.probably insist upon an investigation  by the executive into the whole mutter.  IX Li. Keu of Victoria has a letter in the  Times in whicli  he states tliat should the  matter of the Kettle River railway charter  come  before  the Victoria   board   of  trade he  will   bring all   the  force he can  bear  to oppose   it.   Mr.   Ker   gives   tlie  reasou why he will do this.    He says that  the time is  not  ripe for  permitting any  American railway to tap Boundary creek.  It evidently does not strike Air. Iver that  the people of Boundary creek are probably better judges of what Boundary creek  needs  in  the  way  of  railway  facilities,  than  is  the  man  whose  feed   mills   are  served   by the Canadian ^Pacific Railway  Company.    It is just possible that in this  matter  the  interests of Boundary creek  antl the interests of Mr. Ker clash to some  extent.    This   being   so   Air.    Ker   could  scarcely be  looked  upon  as an  unbiased  and  safe authority in   determining   tho  railway facilities for Boundary creek.    It  maybe  interesting tothe people of  the  province  to learn  Mr. Ker's   views  upon,,  the matter, but his opinion should carry  no more weight than his opinion as to tlie  best brand of rolled oats on the Victoria  market.    There is  one other thing which  should  be borne in mind, and that is that  the people of Boundary creek  indulge in  a greater hope for the future of their district  than  in having it  exploited for the  benefit of a few ambitions traders.  tt   -****���**   "Cw^-h     n   ^-Wu*   m      m ^*MJ*"rl    ^*t^r    a      I     ^*W__^    U        <��__v*rqw   D p"*^**    B        i if"   ^^f*    *4w*   ��� ���    ^*r ^a*tfppr      ^^atr     HUH    |>W'   ^w^w ���      ���        W      B  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining* and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting' Machines  We also sell the g-enuine Bell Telephones    Oi-jinvilli' .Slivnl��� V.WnoHVUK P*R. A TSTFT  British Columbia Branch Offices  Granville Street���VAN CO b'V 10 R  ICootenay District���NKLSON  E'K.-A.nSratS:   3_D_A.E,XjI3STC3-,    Koolenay A {font  UMCXT KOH  WIUK  ItOI'K AND  G T.N'HkA 1. MACIIIXKItV  That the feeling in favor of the establishment of a Canadian mint is growing  is shown by the remarks of IX Li. AVilkie,  president of the Canadian Bankers' Association o,f'Canada, at a bankers's conference held in Toronto last week. In his  address to the association president Wil-  kie urged the establishment of a mint,  either at Vancouver or Victoria, as a  stimulus to trade in connection, with the  Vukon gold discoveries. Given a few  more years' agitation, there yet remains  come this disadvantage by having a  steamer fill in the gap of two and a half  miles between the railway .townsite and  Aioyie. It is said that the railway company will build a spur into Aioyie for the  ore tonnage, and, this done, the people of  Aioyie profess to have no fear for the future, as the mines in the vicinity of Aioyie  already have a payroll of $10,000 per  month, while at the railway townsite  there is nothing save the company's  depot. Tlie grievance of the people of  Aioyie against the railway company will,  however, be presented to the authorities  at Ottawa, with a view to compelling.the  railway company to erect a depot and  make and take delivery of freight and  passengers.  Till-! Conservatives of Rossland have organized and declared themselves in favor  of conducting the next provincial contest  in that city along party lines. From the  names of the officers chosen, and those  appointed as members of the executive,  it appears that the Conservative: organization has drawn very strongly from tlie  forces which in July last returned the  present member. Curiously enough the  executive contains the name of John Ale-  Kane, the defeated government candidate, as well as those of David B. Beagle  and J. A. Kirk, who contributed so largely  to his defeat.  &  NELSON  BRANCH MARKETS      Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders bv mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  J. B. AlcAuTiruK. of Rossland, expresses  the opinion that if the members of the  Quebec conference arrive at any determination with respect to commodities to he  selected for reciprocal treatment, that  the. lead ores of Kooteuay will be included. He says that the Canadian commissioners are in possession of every fact  which bears upon the cfuesbipn. They  are, he says, in favor of reciprocity in  lead   ores,  as   advocated   by   the   Kiislo  ,.   ,..,_,. ,,-..       ,   ,, ..       , board of trade aud attorney-general Alar-  some prospect of the great Liberal states-     .-;    u,,*.  j.i,���(-   p���;i;   ���   <.^ +1 ��� i  1       ' .������,��.��� tin,   but that tailing  to secure this end,  the members of the federal government  in from the .surface to catch the raise,  and this has :n go but a few feet further.  Tin! piopt.'i'ty will (hen be in grand shape.  Palestine as a Railway Center.  Within three years a man will be able  to get into the train at Ostend ami travel  straight through io l'mT. Arthur, in five  years a person will be abm '<) travel in a  railway i-arrhige. from 'he Cape to Alexandria.    There is y��M. n ihiid gicat world  line froiu Couslaniiiioph'. via falesline,  Persia. India ami Burmah. to llongKong.  The importance of thc-e three great, lines  of communicat ion <-a mini, be sufficiently  dwelt upon : il can i-c: lainly not, be exaggerated. With regard in two of these  railways there is this In be noted���they  both of them .tneei in Palestine. Palestine is the great center, thf meeting of  the road^. Whoever holds Palestine commands the great lines of communication,  not only by laud, but also by sea.  Providence Protects a Southern Editor.  Atlanta Constitution : '" During our absence from the office on last Wednesday  evening,"' writes a rural editor, "some  evil-minded person, thinking that we was  seated at our desk, fired a load of buckshot through our window. But as a kind,  protecting Providence would have it, the  entire load was received by a stranger  who was waiting for us in our office.  There is no trace of the assassin, and at  this writing the stranger who so fortunately filled our place at the time is too  weak to talk.-'  ���>*������*���*,  <& %0  Just received a consignment  of Harris home made tweeds  from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  The supply is limited, so call  early and examine this stock  .(I  i-sr  HAk'KR STIiKKT  N'KLSsON \  g     1  Received Daily from Spokane at the  TJIF. (JIIKAPI-JST PLAUK IK THE CITV KOR KKUITS OK ALL KINDS.  MILLS & LOTT, Cop. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  men at Ottawa taking the matter up.  Attornkv-general AlAimx will ������personally conduct all... criminal prosecutions  at the assize courts at New Westminster  and Vancouver. This action is commended  by the admirers of the attorney-general  on the ground of economy.  Dr. ���Far'rish, of -Kamloops, died in the  Jubilee hospital at Victoria on Alond.-iy.  lie was formerly physician to the provincial government's institutions at Kamloops, and while lying ill in the hospital  was dismissed by the new government.  By his death Dr. Farrer has rebuked the  indecent haste shown by the Bostock  push in the matter of his removal.  Tiik prohibitionists are having a heartbreaking time of it. No sooner does the  majority in the other provinces begin to  creep up again than a backwoods district  of Quebec is heard from and immediately  the fig ores dwindle like the magic skin  described by Balzac. The Iateststatisl ics  show that the majority for prohibition  will not be more than eight or nine thousand. This is a shrinkage of i>0(\0 in a  week. ���   I.v 'Michigan legislation for the purpose  of checking the inordinate greed of corporations has been so perfected that corporations which offend in this respect are  brought up sharply. This week the state  commissioner of insurance cancelled the  license of the Liverpool, London 6c Globe  company, it being specifically charged  that the company had violated the anti-  compact law in entering into a scheme  with four other companies to fix a table  of fire and marine insurance rates, thereby  preventing competition.  Till-: Aioyie City Leader say>. that the  people of Aioyie will make a fight with  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  Theiailway company will not give the  town a station, but they intend  to over-  will adopt reprisals in the form of an export duty. Reciprocity in lead would  doubtless be of immediate benefit to lead  mines, but it means nothing short of the  abandonment of the smelting industry of  the province, since if, with the advantage of the heavy import duty imposed  by the United States it is impossible to  profitably treat lead ores in Canada, it  will be rendered manifestly more so by  the removal of such duties. That the  proposal to surrender the smelting of  British Columbia ores to American smelters is the easiest way out of the difficulty  is apparent, but this does not dispose of  the fact that it would be better statesmanship for the public men of Canada to  seek first for some market for Canadian  lead, tmd then regulate the tariff so that  the smelting industry would be encouraged.   SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  If you desire anything*-in the  way of Smokers' Supplies, it  will pay you. to look over the  .new stock of Pipes, Tobacco  Pouches, Cigarette Holders,  Cigar Holders, Cigar Cases,  and other smokers' requisites  which are included in the new  stock of goods just received  at the Postoffice Cigar Store.  /\ $1000 Stock to Select From  j^xjca:io3sr_H]__B_R,s  INT!  BAKER STREET, NELSON  Li II  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.  "he Postoffice Cigar Store  First  ngnt   prices  S. .1. MIGilTOX  Tlie total shipments of ore from the Bosun mine up to date have been II. carloads  or 220 tons. Six shipments were made- iu  August and September aud five in October. The mine will do much better this  mouth. Two carloads are already out or  on the way to the wharf.  The ore shipments last week from Sandon were : Payne SitO, Ruth 71, Wonderful  Bird v, Slocan Star 120; total "ill:,1. From  Three Forks for the week: Idaho, 1S2,  Queen Bess 2H: total 20.U From New  Denver: California 20, Bosun 10; totai 00.  In all, S0").[ tons.  All the men on the Galena Farm were  sent down the hill last week and work-  stopped, only enough being kept at work  to keep the pumps running. The shut  down is supposed to be only temporary.  The Knterpri.se. on Ten Mile, will soon  have a large force of men working again.  The long upraise between the No. 2 and  No. ,'j tunnels was finished a fortnight  ago, and as soon as the one now raising  to the No. I is completed the force of men  will   be   increased.     A   tunnel   is   being  BAKER STREET  I lai'ing .secured tlio more commodious .i.nd coiir'  voiiieni. quju-lcrs of lhe above hotel, Mrs. K. C.  Clarke lakes this opportunity of thankin},' her  former patrons al. tho Clarke FTotu! for their'  palrotmxc in the past, ami for soliciting a continuance of the same.  class   lumber   at   right  Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street.  Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  constantly on hand.  JOHN RA'E, Agent.  When  Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned Lumber   Call and  Inspect    Stock.  Rates $2 per Day  *   Clarke,- Proprietor  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  UI.CK KVKIi NELLIE JII.VKIIAI. CLAIM. SITCATE IN THE  XELSON .MINING DIVISION Ol' WEST KOOTENAV 1IIS-  TlilCT. AND LOCATED ON I'OKCL'I'INE CHEEK. AHOUT  TWO MILES KI.O.M THE NKLSON AND KOl.T SI lEI'l'AliD  I_AII.WAV. NOI.'TII OE AND NI'.AK TIIK .1 Clill.KE .MINKKAI. CLAIM.  Take nol ice tliat I..S.S. Karwell, acting as a;_c(..n|. for  the I'.lue Kyed Xcllie .Mining Company, Jamilefi Liability, free miner's cerlilicate Xo. ioti'.iA. intend, sixly days  from lhe date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of ohtain-  iiuc a crown grant of the above claim. And further lake  notice Mint action, under section 1(7. must; lie commenced  before the issuance of such ccrl ilieale of improvements.  A. H.  KARWKLI..  Dated lliis I lib day of October, ISflS. |Xov. ath, !),S|  The Tribune will buy old rags  In slock llooriug, lining, mouldings, doors, and sashes.    Every deseriplion of joinery, doors and  "windows   made .to   order. ���      ;    '  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  II  II  sJ-*3  BLACKSMITHING AND  T  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by V First-Glass Whseiwright  Special attention given to all ^incls of repairing  and custom worl^ from outside points  C. W. West & Co. have been  appointed agbnts for H. W.  McNeill & Company, and  are now ready to receive  orders for the delivery of Anthracite Coal at Nelson or at  any point in the Slocan. Terms  are cash before delivery.  SHOP:   Cor. Baker an;d Hall Sts, Jtelson.  Baker Street, Nclsoi), British Columbia.     d THE TKIBUtfE:-NELSON, B.C. SATURDAY, XOVEAII3ER r>, 1X98.
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LOI.D'riTllATIK'OXA  AXD   JIT.  ROVAL, President
lion. GKO. A: IJUUMIUOND ' Vice-President
10   S. CLOUSTON General Mriimgor
M. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.
      IlllAXCHKS  IN    	
and in Uio principal cities In Canada.
liny and sell Sterling  Exchange and Cable Transfers
available in any pari, of Llie world.
Why the  Traveling   Man   Quit   Card   Playing-
on° Cars.
"T haven't played any cards on railway
trains,   even   with   friends  lor  the  past
seven years,'' said .'Joe  Pinckney, the Boston traveling- man who sells  bridges and
trestles in every land, at a hotel here tho
other night, "nnd  it's  more  than certain
that, for  the  remainder of  my string, 1
shall novei* again  set  into a  train game,
whether it's  old   maid,  cassiiio, whist or
draw—especially  draw.    1  used  to   phiy
cards most of the time when I was on tho
road just   to   relieve   the   monotony of
traveling.    1 don't recall that it ever cost
tne m.uch, for  J  generally broke even tmd
often a lil (le ahead on  a  y-iars  play.    I
very rarely ever sat into a game in which
all of the other players  were strangers to
me, especially when  the game  was draw
or something  else  at  so much  a corner,
and so I never got done out of a cent.
"1 know so many traveling men that a
drummer friend of mine lias an even
money bet with me that I won't be able
to board a single '.rain, anywhere in this
country, for a space of a year, without
my being greeted by some traveling chap
with whom 1 am acquainted, and he wins
up to date, though the bet was made
more1 than eight months ago. So that,
when r used to be in the habic of playing
cards on the trains, I .always had some
fellow or fellows ou Lhe other side of the
table that I knew to be on the level. Hut
I had an experience on a western train
seven years ago that sort 'o soured me on
the train game: in fact that experience
knocked a good deal of the poker enthusiasm out of me, and since then, whenever
I've got into a game witli friends fir acquaintances in a hotel room, I've sized
them up pretty carefully to see if thcy
wci'C all robust ■ men. Maybe you don't
understand what possible connection
there can be between physical robustness
and the game of American draw just now.
but you'll understand it when I tell you
of this experience.
"In the spring of 1S91.1 got aboard the
night train of the,'Q," Chicago to Denver.
The train left Chicago at 9 o'clock at that,,
time. When I was seveu years younger
than I am now I never sought a sleeper
bunk until 1. or 2 in the morning, and
when I fouud that there wasn't aman on
this sleeper with whom I had even a bowing acquaintance I felt a bit-lonesome. I
started through the train to hunt up the
candy butcher to get from him a bunch of
traveling literature, and.in the ear ahead
of me I found Tom Danforth, the Michigan stove man, an old traveling pal of
mine. I sat down to have-a talk with
Tom, when along came George Dun woody,
the Chicago perfumery man, who had
also parallelled ine a lot of times on trips.
Inside of four minutes I had. pulled both
of 'em back to my car, and sve had a game
of cutthroat draw under way iu the smoking compartment. We started iu at quarter ante and dollar limit, but when I
pulled 'way head of both of them within
an hour or so, and they ■ struck for dollar
ante and five dollar limityl was agreeable. •
■" We were plugging along at this game.
all three, of us going pretty slow, and
both of them gradually getting back the
money 1 had won in the smaller game,
when a tall, very thin aud very gaunt-
looking young fellow of about thirty entered the smoking compartment aud
dropped into a seat with the air of a very
tired man. I sat facing the entrance to
the compartment, and I thought when 1
saw the man's emaciated condition aud
the two bright spots on his cheekbone-;:
'Old mail, you've pretty nearly arrived at
your finish, and if you're making for Denver now I thiuk you're a bit too late.'
My two friends didn't, see the consumptive when he entered the room, for their
backs were turned to the door, but when,
while I was dealing the cards, the new
arrival put his hand to his month and
gave a couple of short, hacking coughs,
Dun woody turned around suddenly and
looked at him.
"'Why, hello, there, Fatty,' exclaimed
Danwoody, holding out his hand to the
emaciated man, ' where you going '. Denver? Why. I thought you were there
long ago. Didn't .1 tell you last fall to go
there or to Arizona for the winter ? D'ye
mean to say that you've been iu Chicago
all winter with that half a lung and that
bark o'yours? How are you now, anyhow, Fiit?'
"The emaciated man smiled the weary
smile of the consumptive.
" 'Oh, I'm all rignt, (.Ieorge,' he said,
sort o'hanging on   to   Dun
'fining out to Denver to croak this trip, I
guess. Didn't want to go, but my people
got after me, and they're chasing me out
there. I wanted them to lot me stay in
Chicago and make the finish there, but
they  wouldn't stand for it.   My mother
this b^istiei
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon District.
and  one of  my sisters  are coming along
after me next week.'
"''Finish? What are you giving us;
Fatty?' asked Dun woody, good-naturedly, but not with a great amount of
belief in his cwn words, 1 imagine. ' Vou
will be selling terra cotta tiles when the
rest of us'll be wearing skull caps and
cloth shoes. Cut out the finish talk. Yon
look prettv husky all right.'
"'Oh, l*m husky till righl,' said the
consumptive with another weary smiie,
and then he had another coughing spell.
When that was over Dun woody introduced him to us.
" ' Ed, alias h'atty Crowhurst,' was
Dunwoody'.s way oi' introducing him.
'Sells tiles, waterworks pipes and conduits. Called Fatty because he's nearly
six and a half feet high, has never
weighed more than thirty-seven pounds
(give or take a few), and has never since
anyone knew him had more than half a
lung. Thinks he's sick and has laid himself ou the shelf i'or over a year past. ,, No
sicker than 1 am. Used to have the
record west of the Aileghenies for cigarette smoking. You've cut the cigarettes
out, haven't you, !.<"at?'
"For reply the consumptive pulled out '
a gold cigarette case, extracted a cigarette therefrom and lit it, it was a queer
thing to see a man in his state of health
smoking a cigarette. Dunwoody's eyes
stuck out over it,
" ' Well, if you ain't a caso of perambulating lingering suicide, Fatty, I never
saw one,' said he to his friend.
•"It's all one,'was the reply. 'Ifs too
much punishment to give 'em up, and it
wouldn't make any difference, auyho.w.'
•*1 had meanwhile dished the hands out,
and after my two friends hail drawn
cards find I made a small bet they threw
'"Draw, eh?' said the emaciated man.
addressing Dun woody. 'How about making it four-handed?'
. '""Oh, you'd better take it out in sleeping. Fat',' replied Dun woody. 'You look
just a bit tired, and we're going to make
a night of it, most likely, with whisky
trimmings. You can't do that very well
without hurting yourself, find if you came
in and we got into you, you'd feel like
playing until you evened up, and you'd
get no rest. Better not come in. Fat.
Better hit your bunk i'or a long snooze.
We'll have breakfasb together when they
hitch on the dining car at Council Bluffs.'
"'! haven't sat into a game of draw for
a long while.' said Dunwoody's friend,
'and I'd rather play than eat.'
•'There was a, bit of pathos in that remark, I thought, and 1 kicked Duuwoody
under the table.
'"Well, .jump in then, Fatty,' said Dun-
woody, and the poor chap drew a chair up
to the table, and with a look of pleasure
on his drawn, hollow face, with its two
brightly burning spots ou tlie cheekbones,
"it soon became apparent that Dunwoody's fear about our 'getting into' the
consumptive didn't staud any show
whatever of being realized. The emaciated man was an almighty good poker
player, nervy, cool, and cautious, and
yet a good bit audacious at- that. I
caught him four-flushing and bluffing on
it several times, but he got .my money
right along, in the general play, all the
same, and after an hour's play he had the
whole three of us on the run. I was
about $100 to the rear, aud. Dun woody
aud Danforth had each contributed a bit
more than that to the consumptive's
stack of chips. The fact was he simply
outclassed the three.-of us as a poker
player—and, by the way, I wonder why-
it is that men that; have got something
the matter "with their lungs are invariably such rattling good poker .players ?
I've noticed this right along. I never yet
sat into a poker game with a man that
had consumption in one stage or another
that he didn't make me smoke a pipe for
a spell. That would be a good one to
spring ou some medical sharp for an explanation.
"By the time midnight came around
Dunwoody's friend witli the pulmonary
trouble had won about half as much
again from us, and Duuwoody began to
look at his watch nervously. The three
of us were taking a little nip at frequent
intervals, just enough to brush the cobwebs away, but the sick-looking man
didn't touch a drop. Lie smoked one
cigarette after another, however, inhaling the smoke into his shrunken lungs,
and the sight made all of us feel sorry, I
guess, for the foolhardiuess of the man.
Finally Duuwoody looked at his watch
and then raised his eyes and took a survey ol the countenance of the consumptive, which was overspread with a deep
(lush. The consumptive's eyes were extraordinarily bright, too.
"■' Fatty,' said Duuwoody, 'cash iu and
go to bed. You've had enough of this.
Poker and 11*2 cigarettes for a one-lunger
bound for Colorado for his ileal th ! Cash
in find skip !' .
"'No, 1 don't want to quit, (ieorge,'
said the consumptive. 'I haven't had
anything like enough yet. What's more,
I've got all of you fellows too much in the
hole. I only wanted to come in for the
fun of it, anyhow, and here T am with a
lot of the coin of the three of you. I'll
just play on until this paystroak deserts
me and give you fellows a chance to win
" When he finished saying this tho man
with the wasted lungs had another violent spoil of coughing find Duuwoody
looked worried.    But lie gave iu.
"'AH right, Fat.' he said, 'do as you
dei ned please, but 1 don't want to be boxing you up and shipping you back to the
lake front:.'
"Then the game proceeded. 1 don't
think any ol: us felt exactly right, playing
with a man who looked as if his days
were as short-numbered as a child's multiplication table, but maybe the fact that
he was such a comfortable winner from
us mitigated our sympathy for him just a
little bit. lie'kept on winning sieadily
for tlie next hour, and about half-past
one in the morning there wa^a good-sized
jackpot, ft went around half-a-dozen
times, all of us sweetening it for five
every time the deal passed, and finally,
on the seventh deal, whicli was the consumptive's, Danforth, who sat on his left,
opened the pot. 1 stayed find so did Dun-
woody. When it was up to the dealer he
nodded his head to.indicate that he would
stay. We were all looking at him, and
we noticed that he had gone pale. Jt was
noticeable after the dee]) Hush that had
covered his face when he entered.
"Danforth took two cards. J drew honestly and to my hand, whicli had a pair of
kings in it, and 1 caught another one.
Duuwoody asked for throe and then the
dealer put the deck down beside him.
"'How many is the dealer dishing himself?" we all happened to ask in chorus.
"'None,' answered the sick man, who
seemed to be getting paler all the time.
"Tat, hoy, Fatty?' said Duuwoody.
'Must be pretty well'lixod, or, say, are
you gaily enough to try a bluff on this?
You don't expect to bin"IT .Danforth out of
his own pot?'
"The consumptive only smiled a wan
"'Well, 1 hope you are well fixed," went
on Duuwoody, 'i'or it's your last hand.
I'm going to sund you to your bunk as
soon as I win this jack.'
'"The limit,' said Danforth, the pot
opener, skating live white chips into the
"'Five more,' said J, putting iu the
"Til call both of you,' said Duuwoody,
shoving ten chips into the pile.
"It was up to Dunwoody's consumptive
friend. He opened his lips to speak and
little dabs oi: blood appeared at both corners of his mouth. His head fell back and
at the same time the cards in his hand fell
face up on the table. The hand was an
ace high flush of diamonds. Dun woody
was standing over him in an instant and
Danforth and I both jumped u^. Dun-
woody wiped the blood away from the
man's mouth with his handkerchief and
then put the back of his-hand on the
man's face.
"'It's cold,'saidDuu woody with a queer
"Then he placed his ear to his friend's
heart, We waited for him to look up
with a good deal of suspense. He raised
his head after about thirty seconds.
'"Crowhurst's dead,' was all he said.
"Duuwoody telegraphed ahead for an
undertaker to meet the train at Omaha.
He gathered up the cards too, aud the
'"Crowhurst won that pot,' he whispered to us. "Jlis pat flush beat all of our
"Duuwoody was banker, and he cashed
all of the dead man's chips. When he
took Crow hurst's body back from Omaha
to Chicago in a box. Duuwoody handed
ihe S-jcSO the dead man had won from us
to his mother, telling her that her son
had given him the money to keep for him
before turning into his sleeper bunk*.
"That," concluded the man who sells
bridges and trestles, 'is the reason I've
cut card playing on trains for the past
seven years."'
The Sultan of Turkey  Heads  the  List  of Expensive Rulers.
Those who rail against royalty as a useless and costly luxury will, find food for
reflection in the fact that the rulers of
Europe are a burden on their subjects to
.the extent of from a .forty-second of a
cent to fifty-two and a half cents a  head.
The thrones of Europe require every
year for their maintenance a sum of ijv30,-
000,000, or three times the annual income
of the richest man in the world.
In view of this display *of gold, it. certainly seems scarcely credible that it only
represents a yearly contribution of seven
and one-fourth cents for each subject
throughout Europe.
As might, perhaps, be expected, the
Sultan is the costliest of monarchs, but
even in his case a contribution ot fifty-
two and a half cents from every subject
would furnish his annual exchequer.
The kings of Belgium and Greece rank
to the sultan in costliuess, but fit a great
interval. Ten cents a year is all the claim
they make on each subject's loyal generosity. ,-
Austria ranks next, with a contribution
of nine and one-half cents each toward
maintaining its imperial throne; Italy is
fifth on the list, with nine cents ; Sweden
sixth with eight; then comes Russia with
fi modest seven cents for the Great White
Czar; Germany with six and one-third
cents for its almighty emperor, and the
L'nitod Kingdom, with an individual four
and two-thirds cents.
Between the cheapest oil sovereigns and
the dearest of presidents there is a great
gulf. Two cents from each Frenchman
would meet the yearly cost of three presidents, and each Swiss with the same modest coin could secure the services of
twenty presidents.
Victoria is thus tiie cheapest of all
'European sovereigns if a tax were levied
on the United Kingdom alone: if, however, it be distributed over the whole oil
her empire, the tax would amount to half
a cent for each .of her subjects.
As Victoria i.s the ieast costly of monarchs, she is. also among the poorest. Her
total income available for'private purposes i„s not much more than $1,000,000 a
year, or $115 an hour -a revenue less than
some of her subjects enjoy.
Her entire private fortune is roughly,
$10,000,000-a capita! whieh, converted
into sovereigns, might be stowed away in
a trunk six feet long find t.lnee f'eeb in
height and width.
Compared with these modest sums the
Czar's income find fortune are alike stupendous. Mis priva to fortune, iiieiuding
liis mines, forests and his l,000,Ou.) acre-:,
may safely be estimated fit $150,0(10,000,
and his total yearly revenue at $ lid, 500.000.
The   emperor   of   Austria   is  "passing
rich'' on $7,500,000 a year. His daily allowance is $20,550, or a pile of sovereigns
three and a half times as high ashimself.
William, the German emperor, has
$2,500,000 .a year less than his imperial
brother of Austria, but even this limited
allowance admits of an expenditure every
"two days of as many sovereigns tis a
strong man could carry to his palace at
Potsdam. '   .
All these incomes, however, look foolish
and small when compared with the$*-i0,-
000,000 a year which the sultan is credited
with spending. This sum, by the way, is
more than ten time' as much as his official,
income: a fact from , which some idea
may be gleaned of tlie .vastness of his
private fortune. This monarch contrives
to spend twice his own weight in sovereigns every day. For pocket mouei* he
allows himself three hundredweight- of
sovereigns a week, and the same amount
for delicacies for his acres oi tables. Four
and a half hundredweight oi sovereigns
vanish every week in presents, and the
same weight of gold is required to clothe
the many beauties of his harem. Compared with this lavish expenditure, it is
really wonderful how the, poor man com
trives to clothe himself on a paltry $7500
a week, to which sum he rigidly limits his
The legal heir of a man lynched in
Champaign county, Ohio,'has secured a
verdict of $5000 against the municipality.
The common pleas court reversed the
judgment, holding the law unconstitutional. The circuit court then upheld the
original verdict, and the case will go to
the supreme court. A verdict for plaintiff in a few such cases from the supreme
court would probably make lynching less
fashionable, ami the municipal authorities
less passive in impending ceremonies of
the kind.
Preparation for emperor William's visit
has completed the destruction of Bales-
tine's sacred relics. The house of Simon
the tanner, where St. Peter lived, has
been painted a bright blue, and the floors
have been laid with colored tiles. An
iron screen oyer a dome of rock dating
back to the days of the crusaders has
been painted yellow. livery villiagehas
had a bargain-day renovation. There are
few things the emperor and the sultan do
not feel capable of improving,
The Sfi'inimalt Case Postpojiecl.
The trial of the election case against
YV. F. Bullen, one of the ^members returned from F-quimalt, which was to
have commenced on Monday, was postponed owing to the absence of the defendant, who was in Ontario on business.
Tenders for Cemetery Buildings and fence.
Tho Cily Council arc prepared to receive londc
I ho erection of cemetery building.-, mid fence at, lh<
I'lans and specifications can be seen and forms of
der nnd other informal ion obtained al Lhe ollice ol
cily engineer.
. lor
III .MIVCllllKT 111-111111..
The cily council do nol bind themselves to accept
lowo.-l or anv of the Lenders which may be sen I in.
order. .1.  Iv.  STI'ACIIAX
Xel.-.on, B, C. November 2nd. 1SHS.
City Clerk.
ROAD   *17\X   NOTICE.
Sections 1 and i of "The Uoad Tax  Hy'-law, No. "li. I WIS."
read as follows:
,-. 1. IL is hereby levied and imposed and there shall be
raised and collected an eo,mil rale of two dollars per head,
per annum upon ail male persons between Lhe at_;e of
twenty-one and lifty years residing within ihe municipality *o£ llie Cily of Nelson. ■■-,'■
i. -Tlio said rate shall. be due and payable Lo the city
collector, at his olliee in the. Oily of Nelson oil the'lOlli
dav of November, lS'JS.
T. U. WARD, Collector.
Nelson, B. (,'., October 2'2nd, 1.SDS.
■      .    '   ■ NOTICE
l.v  tiik   Matter  of  -ran  Coi.iwiiiia a.vd Ivoot'-.nay
St*:am Navigation" Company', Limiticd Liaiiii.itv.
Notice is hereby given that tbe creditors of the above-
named conipany arc hereby required on or before lhe
"lb day of December, ISflS. to send Llieir names and addresses, and l,ho particulars of t heir debts or claims and
the names and addresses of llieir solicitors; if any, toil.
ol. Rogers, Ksq., Hank of Montreal Chambers, Victoria,
H.C, the liquidator of Che said company..and lliat at.
llie expiration of the said Lime the liquidator will proceed to distribute tlio assets of the company or any part
thereof amongst the parties cnLiLled thereto, having regard only to tlio claims of which'the liquidator has then
notice: "and the liquidator shall not be liablo for the
assets or any part thereof as distributed to any person of
whose claim he has not had notice at the time of distributing the assets or a part thereof as the case may be.
Dated at Victoria, R C, this 27th day of October, A.I).
INKS. ■ ■
Hank ol" Montreal Chambers,   Victoria, II.  C, Solicitors
for the said Liquidator.
Tenders will be- recci\cd up to noon of the Mull November next for the purchase of the estate of T. W.
(fray consisting of twelve lots in the town of Nelson.
H. (.'., saw mill and planing mill, with machinery in running order, ulso large slock of lumber.
This is a going concern in the most suitable local ion in
Favorable terms.
Kor further particulars apply io
Thomas Jl. Wakd
Nelson. H. ('.. October, IS'.IS. Assignee.
r-J :.%['/.;r-Jx -v >..) :-*,-•-~i'T")
'■'■?-. '&0?-l^i0^?}\Js'
A silting of Ihe supremo court for lhe (rial of civil
mailers, will he held a I. the court house. Nelson, on Jlon-
dav, the iit li dav of December. A. II. I.S!i-S.
_■_. T. II. iSI.MI'lviN.S. District 1'egislrur.
Diiled thi.-__i.th day of October, l.S!)>.
Notice of Application for Transfer of Liquor License.
Notice is hereby given that Ihe uniler.-igued. .Mary
Jllilleth:, will apply lo Iho board of liccii>iug cniuniis-
.-iouers of the City of Nelson al their next -ill.ing for (he
Inuisfer of license to sell liquor by relaii. at prc-enl held
by her. to Abraham N. .Johnson, nnd Iho undcr.-ignc!
A'hrnham N. .Johnson will apply to I lii.-sii.ifl board nt their
nexl selling f'tr I hr I ransfer of Lhe licen.-e now held by
the said .Mary Jlallelte from Iho prcmNc-. known ns llie
K'ooteiciy hole!, on Vernon si reel. In Ihe building on
promises"ooiiliiineil inthecasl J of lol !i blocl: I. on Haker
street in the -aid cii V.
.Signed!    J1AUV JI A I.I.KTTK.
A. JI. .lOHS'.sON.
Dated al Nelson, II. C, dclobe:' llth. ISiK.
Hotice of Application for Liquor License.
.Vol ice i> In■reliy \-iven | li.it the under, igiled will apply
f ii tin.- hoard of iiciiisin;; cnmiui-sioiiers of lhe cily of
Ncl-ou al I heir next -ill ing fora license to -ell liquor at
retail al l|i-i- hold, known as tin: ICooi en;iy hold, sit ua|c
ou the v.cs-i \ ni' lol ;i. nnd the east _ .of lol I, in block I,on
Vernon si reel, in the City of Ncl-nn.
(Signed)    J1AKV JIA I.f,.-.TTr_.
Haled al Nel-on, D, C, October lllh, IM«
' (.'OMI'ANIES' ACT.   1S1I7."
lU.VAUA : |
I'noviN'ci: ok I'icitisii Coi.I'.mhia. )'
X". II'.'.
rpilIS Id TO CI-'IMTKV that the "Vmir Cold Mines.
•"- Limited,'' is authoi-incd and licensed Lo carry
on busine-is wilhin the Province of Hrilish Columbia, anil
io carry ouL or ell'ccL all or any of lhe objects hereinafter
set forth lo which the legislative authority of lhe legislature of Hritish Columbia extends.
Tho head ollice of tbe Company is situate in Kngland.
Tlie amount, of the capita! of the Company is J*"'UU,UU0,
divided into -_'00,WW shares of one pound each.
The head ollice of the Company in this Province is
situate in N'eison, and James Kudcrick Robertson, manager of companies, whose uddrcss is Nelson aforesaid, is
the attorney I'or Lhe Conipany.
Theolijccls for which lhe (,'ompanj has been established are:
(a.) To 'enter inLo, and carry into ell'ecl, with »uch
modifications (if any; as may bu ilgreed upon, an agreement, to be made with Tho London and Hrilish Columbia
Uoldfields, Limited, of the one part, and tbe Company of
llie other purl, for Iho purchase ol the. Vmir Cold Jliiies,
situated in Wild Horse Creek, West Koolenay, comprising four claims, known as the Vmir, IJockiand, Mugwump, Uolden Horn, and sundry fractions nnd rights
appertaining tberclo conslilutnig the Vmir group:
10.) To search I'or, win, get, quarry, reline, amalgamate, smell or otherwise clreos anil prepare lor market,
mineral substances of all kinds and iu particular gold,
silver, and other precious miuural.s and precious .stones:
(c.) To buy, sell, reduce, deal in, and feline bullion,
specie, coin aud precious mcials:
(d.) To locate or otherwise acquire mining claims,
mining rights, and metalliferous lands in HriLisli Columbia or elsewhere, and to explore, work; develop, and
turn to account the same:
ie.) To acquire by grant, selection, piirclia.se, lease or
otherwise, and to develop the resources of and turn lo
account any lands and any rights over or connected wilh
hum belonging to or in wnich the Company io interested,
and m particular by laying out town silos and preparing
tlie same I'or building, letting on building-lease or agreement, advancing money to or eniering into contracts wilh builders, lenanls and others, dealing,
draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, huilding, improving, farming, irrigating and by promoting iiunii-,
gration and lhe establishment ol* lowns, villages and
\l.) To acquire and carry on all or any pari of ihe
business or property, anil lo undertake any liabiliiies of
any person, linn, association or company possessed of
property suitable i'or any of t he purposes or this Company,
or carrying on any business which this Company is
authorised to carry on, or which cm be conveniently
carried on in connection with llie same, or may seem lo
tlie Company calculateu directly or liiuirectly lo benelit
lliis Company, and as the coiisiiierat ion for tlie same to
pay cash or lo issuu.any shares, stocks or obligations of
the Company, and to enter inlo working arrangements,
contracts and agreements wilh oilier companies and
(g.) To promote any other conipany or companies for
the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property reliabilities of this Company, or of advancing directly or
indirectly ihe objects or lnloresls thereof, and lo pur-
ciiase, subscribe ror, or olherwiseacquire, audio hold ihe
shares, slocks or obligations of anj company in the
United Kingdom or elsewhere, and upon, a distribution
of assets or division of prolits, to'dislribulo such shares,
slocks, or obligations a.mong.-l tlie members of this Company in specie:
(n.) (iunur.illy. lo distribute among the niembeis any
properly of the Conipany in specie:
(i.) To borrow or raise money tor any purposes of the
Company, and for I he purpose of securing the same and
interesi, or for anj oilier purpose, lo moi-igag'c or charge
the undertaking, or all or any pari of the properly of tlie
Company present or after ac(|uirod, or its uncalled
capital, and to create, issue, make, draw, accept, and
negotiate perpetual or redeemable debentures or debenture slock, bills of exchange, promissory notes, or other
obligations or negotiable instruments:
(j.) To sell, let, develop, dispose of, or otherwise deal
wilh the undertaking, orall or any part of lhe properly
ot lhe Company, upon any terms, wit h power to accept
as the consideration any sleires, slocks or obligations of
any oilier company :
(k.j To pay out of lhe funds of the Company all expenses of or incident lo the formation, registration and
advertising ot the Conipany, and t he issue of its capital,
including brokerage and commissions foroblainingappli-
cations lor or placing shares:
(1.) To make donations to such persons and in such
cases, and either in money or kind, as may seem expedient:
(in.) To actus mint ccs, anil undertake the obligations
of any trust:
(a.; To carry on I all or any of lhe foregoing objects as
principals or agents, or in p.u tuei'.-hip or conjunction wilh
any oilier pur.-on, linn, as-ucialioii or company, anil in any
pari of Lhe world :
(o.) To procure lhe Company in be registered or recognized in any foreign country "or place, or in any colony
or elsewhere:
(p.) To do all such other things us are incidental or
conducive io the attainment ol tlio above object-'.
Uiven under my baud and seal of ollice at, Victoria,
l'rovince of Hritish colli in bia, this,"jib day of October, one
thousand eight Hundred anv ninety-eight.
li,.s.| 6. \.  WOOTTON,
I'egi-lrar of Joint mock Companies.
Notice ol'   Application   for   Certificate   of
wiiitk tn.oui). ni.i;i:.i.\(.'K", vki.i.ow .r.u-ic, sittini: iii'i.i..
lil.Ui: JACK 1-Mt.lCTiUN", Vlil.I.OlV JACK l-'ll.\CTION*, AXU
Take notice that L.-.I. A. Kirk, acting as agent for the
Salmo Consolidated Cold Jlining & Development Company, Limited Liability, free miner's oortiliealo No.
I.'i,l-1()A, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply
lo the milling recorder for a certiticate of improvements,
for the purposei'of!'obtainilig a:crown grant of theabove
claims. ■-.-._ -■■.■■<■ c  :
And further take notice .that action, under section 1(7,
must be.commenced before the issuance of 'such cerLili-
eate of improvements. J. A. IvIKIv.
Dated this -.'7th day of August, 1S9S. ■ [Sept.'3rd |
Notice   of.  Application   for   Certificate  of
'Take notice that I. .I.-'M. It. Fairbairn, of Ivaslo, li. C,
acting as agent'for II. T. -Aitkin, free miner's certilicaie
No. liiS.'', intend sixty flays I'rom the dale hereof, lo apply
to the mining recorder for aeertilicate of improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant or-.the above
claim. Ana further take notice llint action under section
.')7, must be commenced before the issuance of siloh certilicaie of improvements-. J. M. It. I-'AlUHAIItN.
Dated this iSth day of August,'ISDS.
Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of
•'WIIITK." " IIAl£l.t;i\" "KLKCTION," AND " ,MV KM Kit"'
Take notice that J. A. sj. l-'arwcll. agent for the Nelson.
I'ooruiiiii Cold Mining Company, Limited, frv.o miner's
certillcate No. _J.V_i;.\, intend -sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a cerliilcaii-
of improvements, fori In: the purpo.-eof obtaining a crown
granl of I lie above claims. And furl her lake nol ire I hat
action, under section .'',7, must bo commenced before Un
issuance of such cert ilieale of improvements.
A.   S.    FA l:\VKLI..
Dated this iinl day of r-'cplember, I>!i5. [.Sept. :i.)
Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of
.ii.-no mini:i:al claim. sVi't."A-ri; i.v Tin: nki.son minim;
Take notice Ih.'il I. .1. M. I.', l-'airbairn, of Ivaslo. !*.'('..
tiding ns ngi-nl fur.I. M. Vcss, free miner's cei-tiiicnte
No. _.'.-,,"iii. imi-iifl sixly days from lhe dale hereof, to apply
to I ho mining recorder for a ci-ri illcalo of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a'crown grant of lhe above
claim. And further fake notice thai act ion. under section :;7. inu.-l he commenced before the i. --uniu-.c of such
ccrlilic.ile of improvements. .1, Al. It. I-'A 11.ISA IllN.
Dalcd this 1Mb day of August, |S!i.S.
Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of
KIKKWAI.I.   MINKKAI.   CLAIM.   sllfAli:   IN   Till:    NKLSON
minim; division nf wkst khotknay   DisinicT, and
LOCATKD ON .Mf IKNINfr MOl'NTAI.V. l-'OCi: M 11.Ks sot "I'll-
Take notice I hut I, .1. Al. IJ. l-'airbairn, of Kiislo. I!. (_'.,
aclirig as agent for T. Kendall, free minor's r-er; ilientc
No. 'Js.'li, intend sixty da\- froin I lie flute hereof, loapply
lo ! In- mining recorder I'or ,i certillcate of improvements,
far the purpose of obtaining a croun grant of the above
claim. And further take nol ice I but act ion under section
I!?, must be eoiiiuieia-cd In fore lhe issuance of such o.-r-
I ilieale of iiiiproveiueiil--. .1. M. K. I-'A I K HA I UN.
I Li led I Iii:. 1Mb day of August, ISIis.
THE TREMONT " ~":~~~
AI.A1.0NK & Til KOI LLC'S. Proprietors.
Is oneof the best, hotel, in Toad Mountain district, and
is the headquarters   or prospectors and miners.
Between Dulutii and,Buffalo'
via lhe  mag*nificent passenger
steamships   "North   West "
and "North  Land."    '
Touching   en    route:      llT\u-:i
Soo,"  Mackinac  Island,   Detroit,  and  Cleveland.
Connecting- at  Buffalo for New-
York   and    Boston.     Also   at
■  lake  ports for  all   points  East
and South.
Two daily Grout .Noi'thorn ti-iiin.s ( I'jjLslcni
Railway of Minnosoui), from SI,. Paul and
Minneapolis connect, with steamers at Oulutli.
Before deciding on vour tome Lu the East
call on agents otv Ciivafc Northern Kail way,
rir write.
F.  I. WHITNEY, G.P. & T.A.,- St. Paul
(Handsomely lllusti-al ive dcscriplivc matter
scut on rcipiu.st.)
Tfye Direct and Superior Service Route from the
Kootenay Conn-try to all Points East,.
West, florth aqd Soutl].
Tourist Cars (Models of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily to
St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday lo Eastern Points.
Rossland  and   Main, Line  Points.
Leave.                                 DAILY Arrive.
0:10 j). in....       NKLSON Ii>:.*'(l p. iu.
Slocan  City,   Slocan  Lake  Poinds and Sandon,
Leave.                   lJaily  l-.xf-cpt Sundav Arrive:"
IliOtlii. in NKLriO.V  i:'M p. m.
Kootcttay Laka-I^aslo  !}oute--Steai_ier Kokanee.
Leave.                  Dailv  Kxcept Sundnv Arrive.
I:t)<f p. in NKL.SON.. 11:0U n. m.
i^ooteqay tyver Route-Steamer Neisorp
Leave.                       _\lon.. Wed.. Kri.. Arrive-
7:00 a. in NKLfcON (i.JiO p. in.
_Mukc.scuniiccli_.il al i'ilol Jiiiy with steamer Kokanee
in liot.li directions.
Steamers on their icspi-ctive routes call ul principal
lnndin..'- in lnHli ilircclifins, and ai. other points wlicu
Ascertain Kales mid full iiil'orinaliou liy addressing
lie.m-hl local au'cnt or
C. S.. DEER, Ciiy TicKot Agt.,   |
J. MAMILTG*', /\ger,t
Nelson, E. C.
W. I\ A.vin-.usiiN, Triivi-ltni; I'lisscngcr Aircnt. Nelson.
K. .1. Covi.i-'. Ilis't I'iis-.,.nftcr Ageni. Vancouver.
Spokane Fails & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
Red Mountain Railways.
Tl]e only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson ai\d Rossland, aijd
Spokaqe apd Rossland.
Leave • Arm e
li:2o a. in...'  N KLtSON a:.:", j . m.
12.05 a. m .'...........:. HOSSLAND. li-.io \>. m.
8:30 a. m '.'  .SPOICANE .'':to j,. m.
The train that loaves Nelson at Cr.id a. in., makes close
connections at bpokauc with trains for all I'acilic Coast
Passengers for Kettle River and Bounilary Creek con
nect at Marcus with stti^c daily.
- (.,'. O. IMXON. G. I'. S: T. A.
T /"""^
Owners fit lnuiit fide iniiicr.-il claims, tin-
surfs ice nt" which • belongs In this C'nuijiaiiy,
wlui flfsiii- in ;ii-i|iiirc title tn such Mirftici-,
should make application fur s.-mie at mice,
as the Company is now reeei\iiiur numerous
applications for-the purehase of land in tin-
vicinity uf I'o.ss'iuul, and alunt: 11 it- lint; of
the Nelson it- Fort .Shepparu Mail way. and
it is tlio. desire of the Company to tfive the
owners of bona lido miner;)] claims the- first
privilege of purehnsinir the surface oi such
jtalson & Fort Sheppard Railway. Co.
One I UK about lu I'eet huiir >>>' 7 fuel Ijcimi, frame of
natural oak crooks, floiililc fr.-uned and mil. toLTcthcr at
the coa.-t. nlankcl and liuislu-il at Ka-lo wilh special 111"
timber. Has one water tube boiler of-.'O II. p., tested to
iSO pounds C. W. 'I'., fastened lliroiiuliout with K'llvitn-
i/.efl iriui; two double reciprocal int." reversible engines:
one special Alar.-h -team pump; one double tulie metro- .
pulitini injector: brass side lights: bra.-.s ..leering wheel,
etc. Kilted ami finished I broii-thoiit and within in lirst-
elass order
The  Following Machiriory at a Bargain;.
One-1 eel upright boiler with littinj_-s eoniplele. 12 II.
I'., bill little used ; one iloublc reciprocatingsipiar'-piston
stationary cni_rine. 7-10 II. 1'.. trimmings complete; lly
wheel, ii by ;">\. revolutions -JI" x HI", but little u.-ed : sectional, can be broken into li<;lil wo-kIiIs for packim:: t wo
drat,' saw.- complete. I wo saws each: one heavy adjustable wood splitter; one lol of .-linfiiiii,, hearings, wood-
spli! pulleys, bcltiiin. i-lc.    l-'or pariicciarv' appl> lo
HAMILT0"' BYERS,  Kaslo,   Snn,doq, Nelson,   B.   C.
Tenders Wanted for Ore Hauling
Tender-iirr in', iled for o conduct for hnulin.: l.'i tons
of o'-e daily from the Oneen lies- Mines to the .M.'imo
cone,-n! raior dnrini: I he sieiu'liiiiK sCa-oii. The company
does i),,: bind il-i-lf lo accept Ihe lowest or any tinder.
Aildri--. bv letter in the lirsl place. The (,lueeii Hc.-S
I'ropricl.iry ''■>. I.I il.. Three l-'oll.s, H. <'.
To and from Lurnpeiiii points via Canadian and American line--. Apply for -ailiiar date-, rales, tickets, nnd
full informal ion to anv ('nnndiau 1'acilie railv.av a Kent or
l.'ICO. S.  IlKKK. (.'.  I'.  1*.  A«.Mil.  Xelson.
WILLIAM STITT. Oem-i-al S. .<. A^-ul, Wiunipc;..
■Vf-v ■"^■••^■H-1^-^^^ ■.• .■t-*^?*';-J THE  TRIBUNE:    NELSON   B.C.  S/-.TU  RDAY,  NOA'KMnET  ��� �����,  1898.  I'or   the   purpose of  speedily clearing off  our stock of  Children's   Jackets,   Capes and  Furs,  we are offering* the above discount.  ���Remnants fpom all depaptments at half price  This evening* will  bring" to'a close  the special   sale   which  we  have been  holding* for the past  three davs in  our   Lathes'  and  Gentlemen's   Furnishing*s and House Furnishings   Departments  It is a new breakfast cereal -which is rapidly growing1 in favor.  If you have grown tired of oatmeals and rolled oats try Whea-  tine.   This week we opened up a  Complete stock of new groceries  It  includes  everything1  which  pertains  to  the grocery trade.  All our goods are fresh and the prices are right.  THE  Aberdeen    Block  Baker   Street  NELSON  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The Fort Steele Prospector say a that  tlie Regina claim, owned by Bracebridge,  Denby and others, has been bonded to  Mr. Thompson, of this city, for the sum  of $12,000. It is a copper property, with  a ledge varying from 10 to 20 i'eet in  width.    The ore i.s a copper pyrites.  The idler mineral claim, the property of  the Teller Mining Company, was sold by  deputy sheriff Robinson on Monday to  satisfy a judgment debt of $210.00. owing  to William Hunter 6c Co., of Silverton.  The property wa.s purchased by J. 11.  Bowes, of this city, for .J. S. Clute nnd  others, of Rossland. The property realized S300.  It is reported that the Crow's Nest railway will issue a new time card immediately. Speed between Macleod and l^er-  nie is to be 20 mile's an hour: from Furnie  to Cranbrook 1*5 miles an hour. Trains-  will leave Macleod about two hours Utter,  connecting witli main line trains from  Medicine Hat.  As a money making venture the bazaar  held by the ladies of tlie Roman Catholic  church was a marked success. Its chief  feature was the voting contest to determine who was the most popular young  lady of Nelson. It cost just ten cents to  cast a vote, and the electors were permitted to exercise the franchise so long as  they had the price, and as Ki.l.S*) votes  were cast, the receipts from this source  were exactly $ 1,0JS.HO. Of the whole vote  cast Miss Agnes Campbell received S.')0.">  votes, as against 7,580 cast for Miss Simpson. Miss Campbell, therefore, won the  gold watch presented by Jacob Dover.  During the progress of the contest there  was a most persistent canvass made.  Ilev. C.-11.��� Ross of Nova Scotia will  supply for the present the Baptist church  in this city, and will be permanently  located shortly in a pastorate somewhere  in the province.  In New England it has been found necessary to put a check upou the medical  men operating upon patients for appendicitis. An insured risk cannot now be  operated upon without the permission of  liis insurance company's representative.  In response to the appeal of the Nelson  Miner to its readers to be sure and pay  their road tax, 130 Chinese residents have  contributed the required fee to the municipal exchequer. Thus the Miner's good  preliminary work of turning the rascally  city council out goes merrily oil.  J. Roderick Robertson, manager of the  Loudon, & British Calumbia Gokifields,  Limited, has commenced tlie erection of a  $.'3,000 residence on the northeast corner  of Baker and Falls streets.  This evening the local Orangemen will  commemorate the 203rd anniversary of  the visit of the late Mr. Guy Fiiwkesto  . the parliament buildings of Groat Britain.  For an unsuccessful mission M.r. Paw ices'  exploit has received considerable commemoration.  The regular meeting of the hospital  ladies aid society will be held in tlie  schoolroom at the rear of the I.Yesby-  terian church on Monday afternoon at  three o'clock.  Collector Ward will next week make a  round-up1 of ali persons doing business  without a license. Fuiiy one -hundred are  delinquent.  This week Latimer street, between  Stanley aud Ward has b(itiM graded. Mat  Kelly doing the work.  Slowly but surely Kootenay is cutting  loose from the coast. Recently oneof the  largest lire insurance companies doing  business in America, appointed agents in  .N'eison with authority to issue policies  direct.  On Wednesday an alarm was sounded  for the purpose of testing the efficiency of  the, lite ljiiga.de. The boys were called  lie fin mo buildings on Vernon street.  I', tmiciI y i.i-cupicd by .1. Fred Hume 6c  Co.. anrl Jive minutes after the alarm was  sounded they had two  streams of water  Ltd.  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating   to  British   Columbia  business to be addressed   to P. O.  Drawer  _ 505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  J.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager  S. 3 FOWLER, E.M.,  Mining Engineer  { NELSON, B..C.  playing on the roof of the building.  Mayor Houston and alderman Malone  were present at the test and expressed  themselves as well pleased with the  promptness of the brigade's response.  A   FRANCO-GERMAN   WAR   AVERTED  Aii extraordinary story in the Loudon  Daily News tells why president Casimir  J'erier resigned, and by resigning saved  France from war with Germany. The  details of the narrative are of the most  sensational description. The incident is  connected with .the Dreyfus case by tlie  circumstance that the robbery of documents referred to was made with a view  to getting evidence against Dreyfus some  time after his conviction.  "vvbout the middle of December, 1801,  count Minister addressed to the emperor  of Germany ii detailed report on the developments in tho Dreyfus affair, his condemnation, the reasons assigned, and  everything connected with the affair.  This long and complete report, addressed  to the emperor personally, was put in a  special envelope, sealed with the arms of  the em bast-ay and placed among other  official despatches in a bag entrusted to  the usual courier. This document was  intercepted on French territory, photographed by the pxyiiydrogeiv light, replaced in the envelope and the valise,  and it reached, the emperor without any  delay. ..-.'  The German government at once gave  instructions to Count Minister to demand  liis passports, basing this action on the  principle of ex-territorial ityy and con-  sidering. this act of the French government as a robbery similar to one ���committed In Germany itself, and a personal  offence against the emperor.  The scene which took place at the Ely-  see in the grand .salon of the ground floor  about January 1st, 1S95, was, it seems, of  the most extraordinary description. M.  Casimir-Perier,overwhelmed with the  suddenness of the revelation of Count  Minister, and his grave and threatening  demeanor, muttered excuses and gave his  word of honor that he repudiated all connection with acts of this nature, and solemnly undertook to exert his influence  find his authority as president to prevent  their repetition in the future. Count  Minister, who was won over, desired nothing better than to be convinced, and left  the president, assuring him that he would  give liis sovereign an account of the interview, and would endeavor to satisfy  him.  As soon as ho reached tlie Rue de Crenelle Count Minister drew up an account of  the audience and sent it the same evening  by special messenger to Berlin. This second document was, like the former, intercepted, photographed and the negative  arrived within -IS hours at the French,  ministry for foreign affairs.  Some days passed, and then Count Minister one evening called suddenly on llie  Flysce. It was'.January 12th, IHOii. Lie  declared to M. Casimir-Perier that Germany, in order to avenge this insult,  would at.once mobilize if a sufficient satisfaction were not given immediately. To  make amends M. Casimir-I'erier resitrned.  United States article? Or is he exhibiting the old Liberal tendency to give the  preference to the republic?" The foregoing is the comment of the Toronto Star, a  journal favorably inclined toward premier Laurier and his government and  deals with an incident which will probably be kept from the faithful Liberals.  Let One Claim in Lays.  It is reported that the manager of the  Yukon Goldfields has let the whole of one  claim for the coming season in i en lays.  A.s each lay employs throe men who presumably calculate on making a minimum  of .^K) pur day each, tlie claim should yield  a good return to its owners, especially as  lay-holders are not in the habit of risking  the loss of a year's work on a poor claim.  Tesla's Electric Transmission.  Tesla's system for  transmitting.electric  power through the air is similar in many  respects to Marconi's  system of wireless  telegraphs'.   Tesla's scheme is described  with   more or less  detail  iu  the current  number ot the   LOleetrical  Review.    The  inventor has covered his  discovery with  patents.    Mr.  Tesla's  system is not difficult  of apprehension.    One does  not require much technical knowledge to grasp  the idea.    Electricity, he has discovered,  can readily  be transmitted  through the  air, provided the pressure of the current  is high enough.   The higher the pressure  and the aiore rarified the atmosphere, the  less will the leakage be.   Mr. Tesla's object is to create as strong a current as  possible and to transmit it as high  up iu  the atmosphere as possible.    By means of  an apparatus he has invented Mr. Tesla is  able to produce an electrical  pressure of  two million volts and over.    One may get  a fair idea of the invention by imagining  two  aerial shafts, one  situated,  say,  at  Niagara Falls, the other at Toronto.'    On  the top of the former is one of Mr. Tesla's  transformers or oscillators, by iueans of  whicli current developed at the falls may  be transformed so as to have an effective  pressure of two  million volts.     Having  passed through the transformer, the current takes a straight course for a complementary apparatus stationed on  the top  of the shaft in Toronto.   This apparatus  picks up the current, which, coming down  the shaft,  is   re-transformed and   made  suitable for ordinary use.    Mr. Tesla has  proved his theory is correct,  and  he has  expectations that he will be able to apply  the  principle  in  a  commercial  way.    It  goes without saying that if his invention  is a practical one a  marvelous revolution  in   electrical  'development   will    be   the  result.  to fit your feet at  0-4  COAL  COAI  COAL  <��>  Coal heaters suitable for home, office or hotel use.  A new line'of cooking- stoves" and i-ang-es  ���   to burn either eoal   op   wood.  Also a complete stock of fancy heaters for wood only.  We  eappy  the -best.  Come in and examine oup g-oods and get our ppices.  We handle  Anthracite  coal.  NELSON,  B. C.  KASLO,  8. C.  SANDON, B. C.  This week we have opened out a new consignment of  Toilet Soap, which includes all the favorite brands, and  offers better values than can be secured elsewhere.  JfirvA Mead  �� JZL~   &  Prescriptions Carefully Compounded  Baker Street, Nelson  Contractors can save money by securing' our  prices on builders' hardware.  We make a spec  ial feature of this branch of the trade.  KVICUYTIIINO  IN* TIIK  iiai:i)w.m;i-:  LINK  MM^ni  SB   ��5  f"SS ra *"  9ftJ\5l*  @ t*S  C()i'(Io\ ii oivoct,  Vani'oi'.vcr.  liiikiir Sli-eol.  N'ols-oii.  Is something new, stylish, and strict'  ly up to  date  fop fall  wear.    E'  S  18 ai^d 20 Baker Street, Nelson.  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets5 Linoleums  v  "H.  -&���**:  <    ��1 ��� - --  K  r5"-3  ������v/^  cM*"*  o--  m?ortJy  WOMAN  h H n  O  51  to suit your pocket  Minister Blair " Looking" to Washington  lion. Mr. Blair has gone to the United  Status to let contracts for palace cars for  tlie government railways. Canadian  shops can build and equip palace cars  .juntas well as shops across the line. They  may be busy just now, but probably they  could increase their facilities and staff's if  assured of government contracts. In  any case, the intercolonial is not so rushed  with traflic that it could not wait for  Canadian shops to do the work. It is not  so long ago tlutt Mr. JJIair sent to the  I'nitcd Suites for locomotives. Does he  mean to say tliat Canatla cannot turn out  reliable   rolling   stock   as   cheap   as  the  5 P  seem   mysterious    to   the   ordinary  man, but when it comes to knowing"  .where the best shoes  for the least money  side of  nentlv  AND    dfl  OF NELSON  e io be had  he practical  her nature stands out prorni-  Vv'e haven't advertised a  but it has become  known thai we arc'selling* a. particularly Hue lot of ladies' shoes at very  moderate prices.   That is enough to i  THERE WILL  BEAN  ECONOMY  THIS WINTER  IN THE  USE  OF   GOAL  AS FUEL  THOSE  WHO DECIDE  TO USE  COAL SHOULD  SEE THE  LATEST     ���  DESIGNS IN  COAL  BURNING-'  STOVES  _iyKyysfaiiii^rtir  Daro-'on  o  Dniip* those who like ��*ood stvlish  footwear. We g'ive a Few pickings  from the larce nnd varied stock.  THIS CAN  BE DONE BY  CALLING  AT THE  LAWRENCE  HARDWARE  COMPANY'S  NEW STORE  arge  AUKiu-i-m* m.ook*  b_k;  IPs  :���-.��_#  ;**..*"'  s.*X  kg.  .-if  ���.-.wiv-  '5 _!


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