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 _)>  :��  to  $  Kj  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  F [FTH   YEAR.- NO. ����kJ;  / -P.  ^l  ��hl  T-,JP n  NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  XOVEMBJSH  ^, 1897  Has  Three  Smelters   in   Successful   Operation,  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  05-AS   COMPANY'S   FRANCHISE.  The ^Public Works Committee Sets Out the  Conditions to Govern It.  The thirty-second regular meeting of  the city council was held Monday after-  noou, when alderman Fletcher submitted  tlie report of the public workscommittee,  recommending that the Kootenay Gas  Light and Power Company be granted a  franchise subject to the following conditions:  (I).   That the term of the said franchise  shall  not exceed   ten  years:   (2). That a  clause    be    inserted    iu    said    franchise  whereby the corporation of Nelson shall  have the right to purchase the plant of  the said company, paying a price to be  arrived at by arbitration, phis a fair percentage for interest on  investment;   (:4).  That the said gas company pay Lhe city  of Nelson   two  per  cent  on  their   gross  earning-; for the first year, three per cent  for the second, and five per cent for the  following years; (-J). That the site of said  works be subject to the approval  of .the  city council:  (">).   That1 the pipes  be laid  on all cross streets and alleyways, excepting where it is impracticable, when  permission shall be given by the council: (fi).  That a bond be given to repair all streets,  etc.,  subject  to   the   city engineer's   approval-   (7).   That  gas  be supplied  al a  cost not to exceed   $2.50  per   1,000 cubic  feet: (S) That a bond be given to the city  that the company commence operations  within !)() days from the date of franchise  and to complete the said   works   within  nine months from the said date.  ��� The    report    of    the    committee   was  adopted on motion of alderman Teet/.el,  seconded by alderman Gilker.  A petition was received from F. L. 10m-  ersou and others, asking that Victoria  street be opened from Josephine street to  Cedar street. The petition was referred  to the public works committee.  The board of plumbing examiners had  a communication before the council requesting certain amendments to the  plumbing by-law. It was referred to the  public works committee.  The following accounts were passed:  A. MacdoiiiiM & Co., a_rnu.nl lire tlupt S li- tit)  Vtmcoiiver Hardware Co..   do                 IH tit)  John Houston, duly on water supplies  III! 10  WiNon & Ilar.sliiiw. express on wutuv.-tipples ������  . 1 Si)  I.. 10. DtiA-icIi. su-ect-  I-.">0  llolley, Mason. Murks & Co.. wdtor supplii".   17 :"H)  Hudr-on's Huv Co., jail supplies       (i OU  Fred Irvine & Co.. do       '-'1 (10  National Tube H'nrK water In I tti  11.-. ���',  Onslow N'ewlinK. souers   do do       Urockcnridge l\: I.und, w.-iiurwork-  H. C. Uaxult.u, ;idvei'ti;-inK   .S. N. Telegraph Co.. telegrams .  J'llm Munroe,fowei'i1 ... ..    ,  1 'ut rick Nolan, sewer.-  ....  .laiiie.- Gorlny, newer-   Anthony llelli.-oin, do   John Hiley do   S. Ilandloy do   I'Yiuik Deacon do   Patrick .I. Jones      do     M. Hums,   street-   1). Woods,      do   J I. Kliiuigan, do      \V. Sutherland, sewers   Jacob berson. sidewalks   C. Cislcy. do    James Nixon,     do    .1. IC. Itae do    ..   113 _o  II !I0  ..    Sll 30  ���'���.HO  !l Id  .    _i; to  ..    2(i It)  .     -ti 10  al io  17 5.1  2 70  ..     1- !)(l  7 all  ..     Ill 75  .     til 7.-.  S 7;i  ii 00  .     2l> 00  1!) .")0  1!) ;')0  .     13 50  On motion of alderman Teetzel. seconded  by alderman Gilker, it was resolved that  $292.75 be paid Breckenridge. & Lund in  full for all work clone on reservoir and  Hume contracts. -...'.  Ou motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded  by alderman Gilker, it was resolved to  pay Onslow Newling $50.10, being the balance done upon sewer contract.  Mayor Houston was authorized to have  slag placed on all sidewalks that are dangerous to pedestrians.  SATISFACTORY SMELTER RETURNS.  Ore from the Dundee Company's Waste Dump  ' Gives Net Returns of $12 Per Ton.  The Dundee Mining Company, has received returns from the '..Hall Mines  smelter upon a carload shipment.. The  ore comprising this shipment was taken  out in the sinking of the shaft, and was  not suspected of having any commercial  value over the cost of production. The  smelter returns give it a value of $12 per  ton over all expenses. As there are over  100 tons of this ore upon the dump, the  company will have a nice pick-up in the  marketing of it. Since this ore was struck  a fine body of ore has been encountered  in the shaft at a depth of 215 feet. This  shaft has been sunk upon the footwall,  and the new strike completely fills  the bottom of the shaft. The full  extent of the body has not been  disclosed, but across the shaft it returns an average value of $08 per tou,  the values being chiefly in gold. The  Dundee company'- stock has been a very  good thing for those who went in at the  start. It was floated at ten cents and advanced steadily until at-present.it is selling freely at 50_cents. The company is  now holding at /5 cents. YV. A. Gal Ii her,  of this city, who assisted iu the organization and floating of the company, has  100,000 shares of Dundee stock.  The Advantages of Square Locations.  Prof. W. S. Keyes. the well-known and  celebrated mining expert, read a most  able paper before the California State  Miners' Association, at their last October  meeting. He traces the history of mining  under the present la w of location in the  United States: cites the fearful expense  which it litis' provoked in litigation, and  reaches the conclusion that the mining  code should be revised: that square locations should be substituted for the present lode locations : that the law of apex  should be abolished and that each locator  should own all within the boundaries of  his claim, to the center of the earth.  Further, inasmuch as the country is now  so_ generally settled, and inasmuch as district records have proved of so little avail.  he   would   have���after   reasonable   time  given for  miners  to  perfect their  tides  under the present laws--the whole bu^-i-  . ness-   done   through  the land office,  the  same us in the location and proving tip of  agricultural   lands.    The  reasons   he advances for the proposed changes tire most  cogent: lie cites die factthat$10,()00,000was  expended on  the Comstock in  litigation;  mostly with blackmailers, in the first six-  years after  the  discovery  of  that lode,  and he quotes judge Beatty--now  chief  justice ol California���who says that while  he lived "seventeen years in Nevada, with  the  best opportunities   for observing,  I  cannot at tlii�� moment recall a single instance iu which the owners of really valuable mining ground, have escaped expensive litigation, except by paying a heavy  blackmail."   Judge   Beatty   further ^aid  ��� "that the local records are of no practical  value."    Professor Keyes also cites a multitude of eminent authorities in favor of  making the changes which he suggests.  One   eminent   mining commission,   after  obtaining data from all tlie miningstntes,  declares that "the time has arrived when  congress should formulate the legislation  to govern the changed conditions  of an  occupation which has passed from a frontier experiment into a valuable industry."  No Bonus for Klondyke Railways.  Hon. A. G. Blair, minister of railways,  m the course of an interview was asked if  the Canadian Pacific Railway Company  had applied for a subsidy for the boat  and short railway line they proposed mulling to the Klondyke, Blair answered in  the negative. "Would you be in favor of  granting the subsidy if it were applied  for?" inquired the reporter. "I do not  think, from my present knowledge of the  inatter, that it should be granted," said  Mr. Blair. "1 think that there is enough  to be made from the railway itself in such  a locality to amply repay any private  corporation that would make the veuture,  without any government aid. There is  going to be a tremendous rush to that  district next summer, and probably a  tremendous rush back again."  A Liquidator Por the Ibex Company.  The Ibex Mining Company's claims will  not be disposed of by deputy sheriff Robinson next month. The Kootenaian says:  "'On the I nth of the present month the  supreme court issued a restraining order  pending the appointment of a liquidator  under thedominion winding-up act, which  stops all proceedings of the sheriff in the  case of the Ibex, and will give till the  ct editors .of that concern-an equal chance.  The liquidator will have his own time  subject to the order of the court, in which  to effect a sale of the property to the best  advantage of all, and at the same time  the company is given more time in which  to straighten out the muddle itself. The  sheriff gave up possession ofthe property  Monday."   Raising- One Dollar Notes.  The$l bills of the new dominion  issue  tire not safe to leave in circulation.    The  ground work is  the same as that of the'  revenue stamps used on cigar boxes, and  by simply cutting out a figure from the  latter and pasting it over the figure 1 of  the bill a five-dollar bill can be manufactured that will be readily accepted. Several of such bills have been passed and  people should examine five-dollar..'bills  closely to see that they are not taking a  one. ' " ������'.'; "��� '. ��� .    ���   ��� .  The Healing Quality of the Bagpipes.  On one occasion in the Crimean there  were 42 wounded soldiers in one room, all  doing well, except a scarred hero of sir  Colin Campbell's . famous Highland Brigade. As he lay from day to day, slowly  dying:, his heart1 turned back to. the \Hie-  lan' Home in Lochaber,' and he longed to  hear the bagpipes. His request was  granted. The pipes played around the  room for an hour, and the Highlander recovered���but the remaining II died.  Cutting It Down One-half.  C. Kingsley Melbourne, of this city, has  the following, letter in the New Denver  Ledge: "I am in receipt of a cablegram  from the Queen Bess Proprietary Company, Limited, London, stating that an  error had occurred iu the prospectus of  the company, whereby it was made to appear that the ore-in sight was estimated  by Mr. R. C. Campbell-Johnston, mining  engineer, to be $-17-1,500, whereas the  figures should have been $208,500."  His Knowledge Costs Him Dear.  Captain Dreyfus, the French artilleryman who is now imprisoned in the Isle du  Diable for betraying military secrets of  the French government, is an utter mental and physical wreck, and the French  government is taking extraordinary .precautious that'when hi.s'death takes place  there shall be no chance of mistaken  identity. As soon as he dies, his body is  to be photographed, embalmed, and taken  back to Paris. The statement is made  that it costs the government of France  more than $1000 a. month in cable tolls to  keep posted as to his health. It is evident  that captain Dreyfus is still possessed of  secrets regarding the military strength  of France which other governments might  pay much to obtain.  Rumored Sale of Trail Smelter.  It is rumored that the Gooderhams, of  Toronto, are dickering for the purchase  of Heinze's smelter and tramway interests  and government concessions. The rumor  lacks confirmation. Heinze's price to the  Gooderhams, for what the provincial government gave him. is said to be $2,000,000.  HANKY'S , STORY   DENIED.  Great Hardships Imposed Upon Navvies Which  Demand Government Consideration.  G. Northup, a Toronlo business man,  has just completed a (rip through the  Crow's Nost Pas��. He had heard of the  hardships put upon the men in the employ  of the railway contractors and he observed matters closely in consequence.  Northup flatly contradicts the story of  M. .1. Hauey that there is no cause for  complaint on the part of the navvies. If  what Northup says be true, find it is supported by the general reports of all, disinterested parties. M. J. Haney either did  not know what he was talking about, or  he deliberately misrepresented the condition of affairs which obtains along the  line of the railway.  To the Fort Steele Prospector G. North-  tip made the following statement iu the  hope that public opinion  would demand  an improvement in the condition  of the  men:    "There  appears- to be,   a   disposition," he said, "to take advantage of the  men in every shape and form.    At one of  the camps about 00 miles from Macleod. a  gang of men were charged $5.75 each for  transportation from Macleod to the camp.  These men had walked all the way, they  told me, but their, kits had  been carried  otf'the company's or contractor's wagons,  1   don't   know   which.   They  refused  to  submit to the charge, and going  back to  Macleod all were placed uudei  arrest and  confined several clays in the jail or barracks,   the. arrests   being  made   by  the  mounted  police.    They employed a lawyer     (from     Calgary..   I     think).      who  secured    their   release.      They   propose  bringing tin action for false, arrest, and  I  should think they had a good case.    The  law must", be different in th.-it country, or  otherwise  it is a very high-handed   proceeding to put men in jail for what a.t the  worst was a simple breach of agreement.  They were apparently summarily arrested  for alleged' debt, a tiling that cannot be  done in any other part ot Canada.  Some of these men had agreements  with the railway company. I saw one'of  them. It was shown me by a man I met  between Mitchell i'rairie and Coal creek.  Jt was made-; tit Ottawa, and the conditions  were Chat the man was to have three  months' work, and was to be paid $1150  per day, with board at $-1 per week, and  he was to be charged one cent per mile  for his transportation from Ottawa to tho  work. He left Ottawa, he told me. on the  2Sth of August, and had begun work nine  days afterwards, ou September Oth, west  of Macleod. The work was not constant,  but he had worked whenever lie had got a  chance. On the Sth of November he finally quit iwork. and asking for his time,  was told that he was still in debt to the  company. He had been charged $22 50  for railway fare, had bought about $5  worth from the company's stores, and  this with the charges for doctor's fees,  mail service, etc.. together with the loss  of time to which he was obliged to submit, had, according'to the way it was  figured out, brought him out in debt. He  said he saw no hope of improvement, and  he had quit.  Losses in the Rand Aggregate $750,000,000.  A correspondent of the London Telegraph writes that as rich as are the gold  mines of the Band district, iu South  Africa, it is costing about as much as the  gold is' worth to get out the metal, and  100 mines must be closed down, as they  cannot be operated at a profit. There  were ISO mines in operation last year in  the district, but some of these have already been closed down. The big paying'  properties number only about a dozen.  This is not an unexpected report. When  the noted experts of some of the strong  South African operators came to America  and scoured the country for paying properties, it was a notice .that the charm of  South African --'.mining was wound up.  When the outrageous "expert" reports of  South Africa, already practically exposed,  were circulated two years ago and all the  : whiter following, it was clear to anyone  who knows anything about mines that  such unparalleled, purchased lying had  never been done before. But it was swallowed in England and it lost European  investors, it is said, $750,000,000.  An Aerial Tramway Over Chilkoot Pass.  T. B. Wallace, president of the Fidelity  bank of Tacoma, is largely interested in  the Chilkoot railroad and Transportation  Company, which is building a railroad  and aerial tramway from Taiia over Chilkoot pass to Lake Liiidenian. .Wallace  says that the railroad will be completed  by the middle of December, and that the  whole line, including the aerial tramway,  will be in successful operation by .January  15th. It will have a capacity of carrying  the outfits of 100 men daily. ' This will insure getting provisions to Dawson City  not later than March 1st, and reduces the  possibility of a famine. The company has  completed its telephone line from Taiia to  Sheep Camp.  New Government Applies the Pruning Knife.  On Monday the members of the cabinet  of sir James Winter, the new premier of  Newfoundland, in accordance with precedent, will seek re-election in their respective constituencies, for which they were  recently returned. There will be no contests, the opposition allowing the election  to go by_ default. Already offices have  been abolished by the new government,  with the effect of saving $15,000 yearly,  and it is further intended that reforms  along the same lines of economy will mean  ji saving to the colony annually of $200,000.  MOWAT   MADE   LIEUTENANT- GOVERNOR.  Honor Done to a Canadian Statesman of  Whom His Countrv'is Proud ' -  Sir Oliver Mowat. one of the ablest  statesmen that Canada )u\< seen, was  sworn in as lieutenant governrr of Ontario  on Thnr-iitiy of last week. Sir Oliver  Mowat's career as a public man extends  over tt period of 10 years. Not a stain  mars his great record. He left active  politics with a fair name untarnished.  Oliver Mowat was born in Kingston on  the 23 nd of July, 1X20. He was the eldest  sou of John Mowat, hailing from Canisby.  in Caithness, and a veteran of the Peninsular war. The elder Mowat came to  Canada shortly after tlie battle of Waterloo, and at Montreal he married a Miss  Levack. Subsequently he settled at  Kingston.-  Oliver Mowat did not enjoy superior  educational advantages, however widely  learned he has shown himself in his maturity. He got what schooling he could  iu the Kingston of that day, and at aii  early age entered on the study of law in  the office of the man who was to be one of  his most formidable political ,opponents,  John A. Macdonald, afterwards known to  the world as sir .John.  Mr. Mowat was called to the bar of  Fpper Canada about the-time that he  came of age, that is to say, in the Michaelmas term, 1S-11. He inclined to the  equity branch of the law, and very quickly  "achieved distinction as a chancery lawyer.  In IS50 he svas made queen's counsel.   ,  Jn IS57 he entered public life, sitting in  the old Canadian assembly as member I'or  south Ontario. . Jle represented that riding until 1801, when he resigned to accept  the vice-chancellorship of Upper Canada.  Jn the meantime, however, he had  made his mark in politics. Within a year  of his entrance to the assembly he was  called to the Brown-Doriou government.  That government existed just four. days,  from "August- 2nd, JS58, to August (5th.  Mr. Mowat held the jportfolio of provincial secretary, and resigned with liis colleagues. It was not until 1S02 that John  Sandficld Macdonald succeeded in ousting  John A. Macdonald from power, and in  May, ISG_>, Mr. Mowat was made postmaster-general in the Sandfield Macdon-  ald-Dorion government. He held this  post until March of the following year.  Jn June, 180-1," he was made postmaster-  general in the coalition government, and  retained his portfolio until November  1-1 th of that year, when, as already stated,  he was elevated to to the office of vice-  i-hancellor of L'pper Canada. -    .  .  While he held the office ot vice-chancellor Mr. Mowat was one of the judicial  officers appointed for the purpose of enquiring into and reporting upon estate  bills iu the Ontario assembly. He had  previously proved his fitness for such  work, for in 1850 and in 1850 he assisted at  the consolidation of the statutes of Canada and of Upper Canada respectively.  It is to be borne in mind that sir Oliver  is one of the fathers of confederation. Jle  sat in the Union conference in (Quebec in  .18(54, aud took an active part in the  furtherance of the great work of confederation.; It was not unuatiiral, then, that  when the uew province of Ontario.needed  a wise ruler it should have looked to him.  In October, 1872 he was persuaded to come  down from' the bench; He was called to  the premiership of the province, and  entered upon the discharge of the duties  of the office of attorney-general. Shortly  afterwards , he was : elected ' to represent  North Oxford. Jle remained premier of  the province, attorney-general, iu the-  cabinet, and member of the assembly of  North Oxford from 1872 to 1.S00, a period  of 24 years without intermission.  In that time he gained high distinction  as a constitutional lawyer, and his several  constitutional jousts with the federal  authorities, in all of which he was successful, won for him the reputation of.author-  ity paramount in respectof the constitution of the JDomiuion and its provinces.  As to the generalwisdom aud uprightness  of his 24 years' rule, there has never been  a question.  On May 24th, IS02, he was knighted for  distinguished service to the empire.  fn 1896 he resigned his premiership and  accepted the post of minister of justice in  the government of sir Wilfrid  Laurier.  DENOUNCED   BY   LABOUCHERE.  The Charter-Mongering of Premier Turner Receives tho Attention of Truth.  Truth: The manufacture of Ivondyke  companies is proceeding apace for the  benefit of the British public, and hardly  a week passes-without two or three such  concerns being advertised iind circularized. 1 make'bold to say that hall tit  least are either swindles or else undertakings with the slenderest possible basis for  their existence. Into the latter category  possibly falls the Dawson City (Klondyke)  and Dominion 'Trading Corporation. Limited, which has just been placed before  the public, and for which the promoters  are bold enough to ask for a capital of  .-��000,000. This sum is to be handed over  to the directors to do as they like with  under a sort of roving commission "in  Dawson City, in British Columbia, in  British North America generally, and  elsewhere." No special properties'are acquired, no options are secured, all is in  the future, and investments are to be  made at the sweet will of the directors in  London, (who do not appear to possess a ny  special knowledge of such business, or  of tlie advisory board in the province of  British Columbia. Tlie moving spirit on  that board is no doubt Mr. Joseph Bos-  cowitz. an American Hebrew gentleman,  of Victoria, J3ritish Columbia, while Mr.  J.  If. Turner,   prime minister of   British  Coumbia, and Mr. J'ooley, Q. C, president  of the executive council, JrJritish  Columbia,  are  the figureheads.     I   should  say  that investors would think twice before  they embarked in such a wild-goose cha-v,  and   1   am   surprised    that    general    -;r  Michael A. Shrapnell  Biddulph, G. C. B.,  should have allowed his name to tippear  ou such a prospectus. I tis passing.strange.,  too, .that a colonial-prime minister should  embark in company monget ing, for this is  not the first .prospectus upon  svhich Mr.  Turner's- name  is  to  be  found.   At  the  commencement of August he, Mr. Pooley  and Mr. Boscowitz also appeared as directors in Jiritish Columbia ofthe Klondyke  and Columbian GoldfiehK Limited, (Brit-  Columbia), capital   iMC0,()00.    Jn   both   instances the objectionable feature is introduced of deferred shares, sharing profits  after 20 per cent dividend has' been paid.  Both these companies, by the way, and a  third, The Golden Twins (Ontario) Limited, also advertised in August, are issued  from the  same  offices,   viz.,   31   Victoria  street, S. W., and  the London boards of  all three are distinguished  by a curious  family likeness.    I do not know.how far  the public responded to the Klondyke and  Columbia   Coldfields a.ud   to   tlie  Golden  Twins, but they will be very venturesome  indeed  if they embark  their  money on  such indefinite statements as those contained in  the   Dawson  City  (Klondyke)  and Dominion TradingCorporation. Since  writing  the   above   general   sir  Michael  Biddulph has announced that he has sent  in  his resignation  as a  director of   the  Dawson City Company.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  HEAVY   SHIPPING   MONTH.  The Maple Leaf Social Club gave a very  enjoyable dance in the Carney hall Thursday evening, which was attended by over  fifty couples. .Music was supplied by  Harper's orchestra. The next meeting of  the Maple Leaf Club will be held in about  three weeks, which will probably partake  of a fancy dress or masquerade.  The retirement of justice McCreight.  the illness of justice Drake, and the indis-  position of justice Walkem have rendered  it impossible for the full court to do any  business this week. The appeal of the  Iron Mask, company against the decision  of justice Walkem in the Center Star vs.  frou Mask injunction application litis  therefore gone over indefinitely.  , The new water wheel and dynamos, of  the Nelson I_lectric Light Company were  used for the first time last evening. The  new dynamos increase lhe company's  capacity to the extent of 1500 lights. A  movewill probably be made toward lighting the city streets next week.  THAT   BOGUS   PILATE   LETTER.  The New Y'ork Journal explains that it  bought the manuscript of the purported  letters of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius  Caesar, giviug an account of the crucifixion���and which, it was said, had been  found in the Vatican--from a London  ^publisher, Mr. John Kensit, who had hitn-  "self purchased itfrom a Key. Dr. Mahan.  That the statement will awaken the mem-  pries of many a man in the neighborhood  of Booiieville. Mo., For many years, up  to ten years ago, andmay be up to date,  the .Rev. Dr. Mahan ran a private boarding house in ������Bo'oneville..' He was moreover, a 'Presbyterian- minister. Suddenly  he announced that he was goiug to make  a visit to the Holy J_and. Jle left Booiieville arid was absent a year. On his return he explained phat he had made ,the  journey, told on what ship he- had gone  over, what he had returned in, talked  much of the incidents of his journey and  of the impressions which the sacred country had made upon him, and announced  his purpose of writing a'book on the Holy  Land. In due time the book appeared,  and was generally accepted as both genuine and interesting. But a newspaper reporter in Booneville���we believe his name  was Qttarles���had his suspicions awakened  .by something.either'ill tlie book or man,  and he began some quiet investigations.  He found that page after page had been  stolen, without change, from other authors: he found, further, that Mahan had  never been further east than New Y'ork:  that he went there and, under an assumed  name; had rented obscure -quarters and  remained in them through the year.  Bryan to Go to Mexico.  Fx-goveruor Crittenden of Missouri,  who was consul-general to Mexico under  the hist Cleveland administration, announces that he will leave this week for  Mexico, accompanied' by W. .1. Bryan.  Aided by the ex-consul's knowledge of  the 'people and the country. Mr, Bryan  will make ti careful study of Mexico's  financial system. They expect to spend  the greater part of their time in  tlie City of .Mexico, where Mr. Bryan will  be presented to the heads of the various  departments so that he will have an excellent chance to study the financial situation of the country and see the result of  free silver.       .  The Men on the Other Side.  The papers are teeming with accounts  of the splendid courage of the Gordon  Highlanders in their dash up the Durgia  ridge, .but not many stop to pay their  tribute to the wild hill men who 'rolled  back the Goorkhas and two Kngiish regiments before the Gordons were called up.  Those untutored tribes were fighting for  native land, I'or the hills that they and  their fathers htive held ever since a time  to which memory runs not bock, aud we  believe that the advancing forces will  have to be recalled.- To subdue those  tribes would cost more than their country  would be worth.  The Mineral Kxports For  the  Current   Month  Aggregate $806,452 Up to Date.  During tin'* past week there was entci l-d  at the port, of NeKon for export, 1,100 tun^  of ore and 130 inns--of matte, the value i>f  which was >dven as being $180,017.    The  bulk of the matte values, are  to be cred-,  ited  to( the Trail  Creek smelter, its  ("-'x-  -ports for the week aggregating_$58/500 in  addition to to an export of 1,018 ounces of  gold bullion, valued at $1(5,S20.    With the  exception   of small shipments   from   the  Black   Diamond  at Ainsworth'. and   Iron  Mask, of   Rossland, till   the ov- exported  came from the Slocan mines.    The week's  exports brings the total value of minerals  exported during the current month  np to  $800,152, which  may  be .considerably increased during the last two days of the  ,month.    The exports  for the month are  classified as follows: Ore,  .2(51 tons, $.S-15,-  SI7;   matte,   S35   tons,   $432,105:   bullion.  $28,-170.    The values in these exports- jm-  classified as follows:   'Gold. $300,387: <-op-  per.  $87,000; lead. $82,592: silver, 33(5,-101.  The entries for the past week were :  BULLION   AN'I)   JLATTK.  ,    Pounds        '  Viilm;  Trnil smeltcr (matte) 1I9.9S!I  Trail .smelter (tjold bullion)     I.UISoxk-  Jra.II Mines smelter, copper bullion... I5!).!)20  ORE. Approximate  Tons. Vnlue.  I'ayiic mine, slocan  500  Whitewater mine, Slocan  :t:t7  Lust. Chance mine, Slocan  77  lCootcnay Ore Company, Kaslo  140  Iteco mine. Slocan  20  Black Piamontl mine, Ainsworth  25  Fern initio. Hall .Siding, (concentrated 1  Iron Mask. Rossland  <j(j  Total for week   ...  1,32ft  SI80.917  Total so far for November   ...  ....  j.Oflli  SS0G. 152  Total for October   .    .  5,105  SS35.050  Total for September   ..' .  u;oi  S711.22.)  Totnl for Aug-usl   ...    5,070  ��� S(i75.l89  Total for July   ....   1.139  $513,832  Total for June   ...    3.1fH  S483,S&i  Total for May      ...    L'.9!13  S3!)7,797  Total for April   ....  3,7111  ��133,231  Total for March   ....  5,822  SG77.(i81  Total for February   ....  5,201  SoG-,853  Total for January   ....   1.513  Sli75.50G  Total via Revelstoke to Oct. .'list. .  ��719.132  Total so far for 1SU7   ...  50.513  S7.51G.411  To Reward Ogilyle.  The, Toronto Globe is advocating that  there should be some suitable recognition  of tlie services which Mr. Ogilvie has rendered the country by the manner in which  he discharged his duties in the Yukon.  Mr. Ogilvie went into the Yukon country  a poor man and came out of it richer only  in experience. While everybody else in  the country was indulging recklessly in  the game of grab which the discovery of  gold usually sets going, Mr. Ogilvie calmly  discharged his duties without fear or  favor, or the slightest attempt to take advantage of his position in order to line  his pockets.    Hasting's Report on the War Eagle.  The War Kagle Consolidated Mining  &��� Development Company held its first-  annual meeting in Toronto on Tuesday.  The most interesting feature of the meeting was the report of. .1. li. Hastings, general manager of thecoinpauy's properties.  The report.pointed out that the company  is now in shape to ship 100 tons or more  of ore daily, and that there is now in  sight ore to the valueof $1,1.05,000, ..which,  less smelting charges, would net $722,000.  The Noble Five Company's Trouble.  The creditors of the Noble l^ive Mining  and   Milling "company   have    started   tt  scramble for the amounts owing them by  the mining company. The Ba-nk of British North America is trying to get back  $10,000 which were advanced by the bank  to meet current expenses. Green:'Brothers, of Kaslo, are after a store account of  $5,000 and have an a.'pplication-.-i'n for a  receiver. There is also the sum of $0,000  owing for labor.  Ore From the Lucky Jiru.  For the week ending Tuesday the Lucky  Jim shipped to the Pilot Bay smelter  170 tons of concentrating ore.. This is a  daily average of a. little over 07 tons per  day. This ore concentrates about five into  one. The output it is expected, will be  doubled in a short time. The mill at the  smelter started tip Monday morning for  steady work.  Mrs. Sternaman Pound Guilty.  Mrs. Sternatnan, a woman who made a  practice of poisoning her husbands iu order to secure their life insurance policies,  has been found guilty of murder at Cayuga, Out. The jury recommended the  murderess to the mercy of the crown.  This will be the first case to go before  Hon. David Mills, the new minister of justice.  Another Idaho Dividend.  The Idaho mine paid another dividend  of $30,000 on Monday, making $2-10,000 up  to elate. The Idaho is one of the many  profitable Slocan mines, and iu addition  to the dividend just paid has a large  amount of ore in transit and at the  smelter, from which the returns have not  yet been received.  Cariboo Hydraulic Yields S139.000.  Manager Ilobson. of the Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company, .reports the  total yield of the company's proper!v for  1SS17 nt $IM0,O0O. which is $12,01)0 morethan  in 1800. __  Canadian Pacific Truffle Receipts.  Moxtkicai., Nov. 17.- The Canadian Pacific railway traffic receipts for the week  ending November 1 lth. were $0.'4_,000; for  the same week la^t year, $1711,000.  ���  .**"  & ��� '. ���_  i'ili'^--1  f,_L    :i ���      ! ; ......  .   " w ."? i>ty;._ '������ *~.T",m,j*my ���.������/-���];��-��� ji-j-rfcvrr-* ti_"_*,��1v"-v~t? ,.^',���������s-', r'fT-rirs^���*���.tttttt-h" ���,-�����;���������rrr7,g"-'_ ��-* ���������.���������-.v-^^s -1 ;��� ..'""'������",.<:i*j v.;1"''.';" :���.*���,!'.".??"^"���".n'1:: ���'.." "?;'!���'-.:������""���.-.'���������=""-5���3-tt,:-'f��btc"....11 ���, 1 ��������� t��i.i 'j.,..^-���priiiiin��|n;-''-T.f-i���;���������-*��� ���!_;���_��_ p��,y"i-."��.TT^'T1?rr*n?"^gjf''"* ."ff  Sk_i_ia_^W*; ^i/^J-ilft^^ ^&*^^^^ .!#*��*# .��fc*-*.*i>A rfys-. 'svPtei^&iv ���&&*& ���-"&.��� /vrf -rf^X"*!. to v.; .** ^v.-;- ��������-.  ��� ���I-,.*:i.'._r-';V.' i''.'-".t THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, "NOVEMBEU 27,.1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TR1BUNK i- nnlili-he-1 on Saturday.-, hy Tim  TitiHUNE IJuni.isili.\t; L'omi'axv, mill ��'in iju- mailed  to subscribers on payment of Two-Doi.i.ahs a year.  Xo subscription taken for less than a year.  KKGULAK   ADVKItTISKMKNTtj   printed at the   lol-  lowintj  rales:    One inch,   33(1 a year:  two inche.-,-  ���   SGO- a   year;   three   indie- SSI  a year: four inches.  $9(5 a year; live indie?, S10.3 a year; six inches antl  over, at the rate of 31.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT'AIJVEKTiSJOlKXTS iO cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Birth, marriage, and'death notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each, insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson, B.' C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  L  A BAt'& l''OKr-X��� Physicians and Surgeons. Rooms  3. 1 and 5. Iligelow block, Nelson.  Telephone 12.  ,In addition to a complete 'line, of Groceries both Staple  and Fancy for the use of all classes of consumers. We  are carrying the  largest and  most  elegant line of    .     .  ian General Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINErBS!.- You can makeose of water power ��0 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices       0v^��'^i^%oln       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  DR-,  .    J.   A.   ARMSTRONG ���Government   Veterinary  Inspector. 'Treats diseases of nil domestic animals.  All nlo-k inspected at, Nelson.' Nelson, II. C  DR. II. 10. HALL��� Dentist, d'radualc of Philadelphia  Dental College. .Seven years experience. Gold and  porcelain crowns inserled. Teeth replanted. Ofllce witli  Or. George Hall, linker street.  WJ. 11. HOLMES. C.E.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���   P. O. box S2, ICaslo. H. C.  AIL   IIOLDICH���Analytical Chemist, and Assayer.  Hull street, Nelson.  T C. GWILLIM, B.A.Sc. & W. S. .JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  " ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, 6. 0.  LODGE   MEETINGS,  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. if. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren Invited.  in the Kootenay district. Complete outfits furnished  Hotels, Steamers, and Families. It will pay you to inspect our large stock of Teas, Coffees, Dried Fruits and  Canned  Goods   Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling-'s Wire  R��Pe-   DRa����rsof, {����_?} FRANK DARLING, Agent.  In fact every kind of wet weather footwear including Ladies' and Gents'  Fine Felt-lined City Knee Boots.  Bu^.-SIEE   STZRELET  ii  The Ames Holden Go's special"Columbia,"  Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot  ��to GZvibnm.  SATURDAY MORNING  .NOVKM13KR 20, 1897  Fair representation  in   the parliament  of Canada for the district of Kootenay, is  being advocated by the Kootenay Mail.  The injustice that was put upon this district by  the   Conservative government,  when the last rearrangeruent of constitu-v-  encies  was  made, is too apparent to re-  ciuire comment.   There is  work here for  the  Liberal, members   of   the   commons  from this  province.    The  representation  of   the   entire   province   requires to   be  changed.   At present it is  based upon  a  set   of   conditions   which   existed  many  years ago   when  Victoria, Nanaimo, and  New   Westminster  constituted  the   province.    There is no good reason why the  city of Victoria,   with   much   less than  20,000 white inhabitants, should have two  representatives,   while    the    district   of  West Kootenay. with it* great territorial  extent  and   population  of 30,000, should  have one-third  of a member, who, if he  discharges the obligations of his position,  must distribute himself over a section 700  miles long and 550 miles wide at its centre.  There is no reason why this injustice in  the    matter   of   federal    representation  should   not   receive    as   much attention  from the Liberal politicians in this province, as they are evidently willing to  give   to   the  injustice in  the  matter  of  representation in the legislature.      c  Wiikthkr or  not  the  business of tlie  corporation   of, the City of Nelson has  been conducted  wells is now  being considered by the people who live within the  limits of the municipality.    This is as it  should be, as the term of the present city  council is nearing an end.    The question  is,   have   the  mayor  and aldermen  performed their whole duty to the people.  Tin-: Tiuulwk is of the opinion  that they  have.   The interests of the people have,  in every instance, been  paramount in the  collection and expenditure of the revenues.  No person, clique, or special interest has  been favored, either in  fixing licenses or  in   the   expenditures   for   public  works.  While differences of opinion must always  be expected  from  seven   men, the seven  men, who constitute the present council  have always been willing that the views  of; the majority of the council should prevail.    Mayor Houston has stated that he  is a candidate for re-election, and anyone  that  knows him   will  at  least  give hitu  credit for having "the courage of his convictions.     He   has   made   enemies,    who  swear they will "down him ;" but he is not  likely to try to placate'enemies, either before or after election.  the   city of   Rossland   to   a point   near  Vancouver.   There   are   several  railway  schemes in the air for railway communication with the Vnkori, in each of which  the   promoters count  upon  tapping the  federal exchequer for fat subsidies.    It is  safe to say that in every one of these instances any aid given, or that  may  be  given, will go merely to enrich the speculator who set  the scheme going.    It will  not build a mile of railway where there is  not sufficient business for a railway, and  where  there  is  sufficient  business for  a  railway private capital will be forthcoming  for its building.    Jf The Globe  can  persuade   the    Liberal    government    to  abandon its present policy of subsidizing  railways it will  accomplish much.    It is  needless to say that in a province where  there are so many railway schemes in the  air, the position taken by The Globe does  not meet with approval.   The press  of  this province complains that the inauguration oi The Globe's policy would work  a   hardship  upon   British  Columbia.    It  has been able to show that the government folly ot subsidizing railways  was  not so extensively practised in this  province   as in the older   provinces  of the  Dominion, and it contends that until the  same follies which were committed in the  older   provinces   have    been    committed  here, no reform should be made.  Tuiiiiii is a rumor current to the effect  that colonel J3aker will not again seek  election in JSast Kootenay, but that he  will try to secure an Island constituency.  It is easy to imagine colonel Baker's willingness to quit East Kootenay. His hold  upon the constituency is so slender that a  tramp might walk into it any day and  defeat the colonel at the polls. The absurd part of the story is that any cabinet  should make it possible for such a bungler  to get back into office, by finding a safe  constituency for him.  From now until New Year  we will offer our Boots and  Shoes' at Grkatly Reduced  Prices. We must move our  stock on hand. Having"  boug-ht heavily for spring- and  goods on   shelf  must   move.  It^ your  own  fault  if you  fail   to take advantage  of this sale.     So come early.  The  OS  Nelson  Shoe  Co.  WKST RARER .STJIKET  The friends of Hewitt Bostock, M. P.,  are now endeavoring to rescue him from  the absurd position in which he has been  placed by the interviewer of the Nelson  Miner. The Miner, it will be remembered,  made JBostock say that it was' a question  whether the lieutenant-governor would  give the province a redistribution measure  or not. As the giviug of a redistribution  measure rests entirely with the Turner  cabinet it is apparent that The Miner  owes Bostock an apology, or else Bostock  owes an apology to his constituents.  Tin-; astonishing greed of rail way speculators in this province is bringing about a  very desirable condition of affairs. It is  impressing upon the federal government  the necessity of refusing to grant any  further aid to railway building. There is  no reason why the,government of Canada  should build railways and then hand  them over to the Canadian Pacific Hail way  Company as a gift. The system is entirely wrong. The government of Canada is  now contributing to the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company $10,000 per mile for the  Crow's Nest railway, and before the  work upon this branch of the Canadian  Pacific company's system is well under  way, the demand comes for another bonus  of $0000 per mile for another section from  The city council of New Westminster  has decided to follow the example of the  other cities on the coast and pay the aldermen an indemnity.   The members ofthe  New   Westminster   council   are   of   the  opinion that they can fix upon an amount  sufficient to remunerate the aldermen for  their services without making the indemnity large enough to be a bait for office  seekers.    If Westminster can accomplish  this it will do more than Victoria or Vancouver have been able to do.    Nelson continues to set most of the cities of the province an example.   The chief magistrate  is  a   worker  and   not a  figurehead.   In  view of this the city council very wisely  decided that the chief magistrate should  be .paid a substantial salary.   In  return  he gives the affairs of the city his personal supervision, and the experience of  the  corporation   of  Nelson   has   demonstrated that the members of the council  acted wisely.   The business of a corporation like the City of Nelson requires just  as close attention as the business  of any  private citizen.    If the city'slnterests are  not watched, or are entrusted  wholly to  subordinates, the city's interests will suffer in just the same way as the business  interests of the individual   under similar  circumstances.     The   experience   of   the  past few months has clearly demonstrated  that the interests of the  City of Nelson  have been very closely looked after, and  that the indemnity which the city council  voted to ensure this service from the chief  magistrate was money well spent. It is  worthy of note that the aldermen who  voted this salary refused to provide any  indemnity whatever for themselves. By  their action they have given the corpoi'a-  tion the benefit of the system of government by commission without releasing  in the slightest the control of the municipality over the municipal machinery.  Assured a capable man, this system is the  .best.' .���..!.-.������������.;���:-   : : '������ .���' ;.     ��� '���-'���  ..The, organs-'of the provincial  government do not like the platform  which the  Liberal association  of the province has  issued.   They question the right of the  association to touch upon provincial politics, but they do not attempt to show  that the abuses complained of do not exist, nor that the provincial government  is not wholly to blame for their existence.  It is safe to say that the people of this  province,will  not concern themselves so  much over the alleged interference of the  Liberal     Association     with     provincial  affairs, as they will in seeing that the set  ���of'-   men,     whose     incompetence     provoked the   intervention   of   the  Liberal  Association, are prevented from securing  a new lease of power.    The Turner government will have to face a revolt of the  people at the next general election, not a  revolt of the Liberal  party.   There  is a  desire for popular government in preference to the present travesty.   The members of the Turner cabinet are foolish if  they expect that- the Conservatives of the  province will rally to their support, simply because the Liberal  Association is attacking them.   The Liberal party will do  the Conservative party in this province a  service iu relegating premier Turner's discredited   aggregation    of   Conservatives  into private life.  A house divided against itself cannot, stand. So il is  written. The same remark applies equally to towns or  cities. The proposal to divide Nelson into two wards  does not seem to have any reason in it. Probably the  astute,mayor may have some object in view, but it does  nol appear on the surface. As there is no visible advantage in it to the public at lartfe it ought not be done,  as there are unfortunately many very plain disadvantages that will of necessity come if lhe scheme is carried  out. The quarrels aud trouble.-- thai arise out of ward  polities are too well known to require further notice, and  Nelson is nol yet so large and cumbrous a city as to necessitate the division that is sure to cause them.  The above is from The Miner of last  week, ft comprises the first "take" in a  column of drivel, in which the editor of  The Miner seeks to create the impression  that mayor Houston had some ulterior  motive in view in the division of the city  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A. GILKER  BURNS & GO.  NELSON, B. G.  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 hy mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  into wards. It is evident that the editor  of The Miner has never heard of the  Municipal Clauses Act. which provides  for the government of cities incorporated  under the general act for the incorporation of municipalities. The Municipal  Clause* Act. applies to Nelson, aud section  24 of the act sets out: "The council of  "every municipality 'shall' divide tlie  " same into wards, and may from time to  " time alter such divisions so as to allow  " the different portions to be equally rep-  " resented in the council, as near as may  " be on the basis of the assessment value  " as shown on the last revised assessment  " roll." It is therefore very clear that  the legislature enjoined mayor Houston  and the members of the city council to do  this very wicked thing which the editor  of The Miner complains of.  Ka.mi.ooi's has a musical and athletic-  association which, according to the Kaiu-  loops Standard, differs from every other  association of its class. One man gives it  its. stability, two others its respectability,  while railway men and wage earners, having neither respectability nor stability,  contribute good common sense. The  Standard says of the association: "Mr.  " Pegram gives it an air of stability, with  " Messrs. Ward and Whittaker to give  " respectability, while railway men and  " wage earners insure good, sound, com-  " mon sense aud popularity."  LONDON, ENGLAND  VICTORIA,  B. C.  olesale Merchants  ippers  mporters  an  scotch:   whiskies  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol lla  Huntley  Blend  oi_:^-_yn_?_i_.<3-DN"ES ,  C. H. Mumm & Co.     Moet & Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery  & Greno"  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  Tlie f ootenay  Brewing,  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  OFFERING OF  CAPITAL STOCK  Distilling; Co..,  ILIjV-ITIE-DI  B.C.  Al.ANUKACTURKKS. BOTTLKKS. AMI  WI-fOLKSALK 7JKAKKHS IN  Five hundred shares of the capital' stock of the Nelson  Electric Light Company, Limited, are offered for subscription at par ($10 per share). Subscribers on allotment, will  be required to pay one-third cash; one-third in 30 days,  and one-third in 60 days. For further particulars apply to  either of the undersigned.     J. FRED HUME, President,  J. H. MA THESON. Secretary,  JOHN HOUSTON,' Manager.  HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B.C.  T.  FOOT OK HALL STUKKT. NKLSON.  W.  GRAY,  Proprietor.  Carbonated Drinks and  lineral Waters  E3  MA NAG Kit XKLSON UKANL'H  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,  and  Office  Fittings.     Just  arrived and  in stock, a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  A  THE TREM0NT  ' A   . ��� _sr_��!niiSOisr  Victoria,   B. C,   19th  October,   1897.  R. Sherwood,   Esq.,  Agent Ocean Accident &  Guarantee  Corporation,   Nelson,  B.   C.  Dear Sir: 1 have to thank you for the prompt settlement of my  claim for $300, under my combined accident policy No. 52274 for  $5000, in the Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation of London,  England. 1 do not hesitate to express my satisfaction of having- been  insured with a company so liberal and which settles its claims so  promptly.     Yours very faithfully. H.   F.   LANGTON.  MA.LONH & TitEGIL-LUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is tho headquarters   or prospectors and miners.  This claim was paid  fever.     Ocean,   Accident  per 81000   per annum,  vevance.  in compensation fin- 10 weeks loss of time resulting from .typhoid  it (Uiarantee combined policy (accident and sickness) premium $~>  Double indemnity for  ARTHUR   R.  accident whilst   travellim  SH.EKWOOD. Agent.'  Dy   public  Nelson, B.  con-  C.  c  i'n  Si  '<  !l  _5fr1  m  id  i  4  J'if  ' 'I  tffes_  is  'Jftrtj  't  ������IB?    II  /'��� HP'" 11  rah  ��� :i || .111  '.. '���  i  *���-���  M THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEiVLJJEH ���>), L897.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD STRATHCONA  AND   1IT.  (Ton. OKO. A. DUUMMOND   K   S. CLOUSTON   ROYAL, President"   VicorProsidont  .. .General Manager  gerated., It has been asserted that the  public aid has often gone a long way towards building and equipping railway  lines. It' tliis be true the people have  been intentionally deceived and bonuses,  have been secured by false pretences. The  construction of a few lines of railway under competent engineers by a provincial  government would give the public some  'ranch needed information, and the knowledge and experience gained would be  worth the cost of the experiement.  MANY   ABUSES   TO   CURB.  NT. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets  '         HHANCHK8 IN        bONDON   (England).   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal oitios in Canada.  y and sell Sterling Exchange und Cable Transfers  ���Ol'tANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CKKD1T8.  '    available in any part of the world.  DUAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS  MADE!  ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  RATE OF .INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  IT   IS   PREPOSTEROUS.  Tbo  Toronto   G-lobe   Denounces   the   Greed of  Railway Speculators In this 'Province.  Toronto   Globe:   Although    there   has-  been a vigorous railway development accompanying the settlement and growth of  British Columbia, that province must, in  tlie  natural   course   of   future' progress,  open many new avenues of railway communication.    In this the Pacilic province  may profit by tlie experience of the older  provinces to the extent of experimenting  in public ownership aud operation. There  is everywhere  a   manifest  tendency toward bringing the great highways under  public   management.    So   many   devices  for securing  competition   have signally  failed that there is a strong conviction of  the necessity for a heroic remedy.    Little  can be accomplished  by a few links of  provincial railway here and there in the  midst of the monopolistic system, but the  province has yet a chance to move in the  other direction and  retain a  hold  on its  highways.     Ontario    anu   Quebec   have  spent their money freely on roads which  have been turned over to private ownership.   TThe  maritime  provinces  have assumed very heavy  burdens  in  assisting  the construction of railways.    Manitoba  has spent a large amount in securing the  entrance of the    Northern   Pacific.    All  these outlays have been  made  virtually  in the form of subventions to private corporations, a system described by its opponents as building railways to  give away.  British Columbia has a chance to experiment with a more advanced  policy.    The  Dominion has established   through  railway communication across the continent,  which,    with    the    assistance    recently  granted  to   the   Crow's   Nest  Pass   line,  must be regarded as a  full  discharge of  federal duty in that regard.   It would be  an indefensible policy to expend federal  .'. .money on local  branches, a policy which  would create a perpetual demand for useless lines from localities seeking favors at  public expense.   The federal  aid to the  Crow's Nest Pass line  must  not be   regarded   as a   precedent.    Such aid   was  favored by The Globe as a  condition  of  the abrogation  of the  Canadian Pacific  'Railway Company's "10. per cent clause."  T,hat clause, one of the greatest -mistakes  in the original agreement, gives the railway immuuity from government control  of freight rates till its dividends reach 10  per cent per annum.   On that part of the  stock issued at 25 cents ou the dollar such  a dividend would mean a return of -10 per  cent ou money invested.   Without straining the resources of railway bookkeeping  it would be an easy thing, no matter how  great the profits of the monopoly, to keep  the dividends within the immunity mark.  The specific reductions secured by the  Crow's Nest railway subsidy may be valuable, but a better agreement could have  been  secured   by following   the   Globe's  ���  policy.    There is  a proposal on foot  to  ask a dominion grant of $��,0()0 a mile for  an extension from Rossland to Pentictou.  Such a demand is preposterous and should  not be entertained.    In fact it is fair to  ask. if the time has not arrived  when  we  should stop the granting of dominion aid  to   railway builders.   Railways are   not  necessarily losing enterprises.    While the  people of the United States continued to  subsidize, the railways kept up the cry of  want and seemed to have no difficulty in  simulating distress by keeping their treasuries empty.    When  the subsidies  were  stopped  there  was   no   cessation of  the  building of useful railways, although the  business of building useless lines for  the  profit of the subventions was fortunately  closed.    It may be that the same favorable results would follow the adoption of  a similar policy by the dominion government.    In  considering the question it is  necessary to take into account our great  public debt and the heavy yearly burden  it entails.    We   must   also consider  the  effect of  the   present necessarily heavy  taxation on our industries and the clanger  of materially increasing   the   load.     No  policy more readily lends itself to extravagance than the granting of local favors  at general expense, and our railway policy must be free from that unfortunate  and dangerous fault.   Subsidies must be  paid and  the  money'given  the  railway  builders must be taken from other industries.    The   provinces   may occasionally  find it advantageous to subsidize a railway   corporation-to  pay a part of   its  fares and freight rates in  the form of a  bonus.    In such local affairs the people on  the ground are the best .judges as to  the  .prospects of receiving returns  for their  outlays.     Should  the people of   British  Columbia decide   to   adopt  a   more   advanced policy and build and manage their  own railways there will  be a chance  to  verify the tales of distress which all railway companies tell   while  people are in  the bonusing stage.    Only experts know  the cost of building railways, and there is  a suspicion that it has been greatly exag-  A Few of the Reforms Needed  in  the  Worst  ���   Governed Province in Canada.  The platform ot the British  Columbia  Liberal'Association has been given to the  public.    There is nothing very startling  about it, and   little  if anything  that is  new. This province has been misgoverned  so long that all novelty has worn -off any  demand for reform.    The Liberal Association's platform is of inierest chiefly for  the reason than the association is by it in  a measure pledged to endeavor to secure  certain reforms  which successive governments have repeatedly refused to make.  A platform of any  pariy seeking houesc  government in this province must necessarily partake of an  arraignment  of the  Turner ministry.   Read in this light, the  platform,    which    is   appended,    is    instructive:  We denounce the Turner administration, which has justly forfeited the confidence of the people of this province by its  reckless squandering of the public revenue; its alienation of' the public lands  by grants to railway promoters and private speculators, (notably the graut to  the Cassiar Central Railway Company);  its system of class taxation; its encouragement of monopolies; its open support  of Oriental labor; and its persistent attempts to encourage sectional jealousies  between the Island and Mainlaud for  political purposes.  And we denounce the practice of ministers of the crown making use of their  official positions to promote their private  interests by associating their names with  mining and other speculative companies.  I. ���RAILWAYS AND LAND.  We Advocate:  (J.) The adoption of a policy directed  towards ultimate ownership of railways  by the government.  (2.) That public lands be reserved for  actual settlement, and that such legislation be enacted as will prevent the holding of large tracts by speculators and  company, promoters.  (3.) That when a grant of land is made  in aid of railways and other public undertakings, the government retain an equivalent interest in such undertakings by  way of control of freight rates or otherwise.  (-1.) That the status of existing grants  of land be thoroughly investigated with a  view to compelling the opening up of the  same to settlement where the conditions  upon which such grants have been made  have not been,complied with.  (5.)-. That the system of-transfer-and  registration of land be simplified and  made less expensive while securing absolute validity of title.  II.��� REDISTRIBUTION.  (!.) Afair readjustment of the present  representation ou the basis of population,  always allowing to sparsely populated  districts a proportionately larger representation than to populous districts and  cities.  (2.) The abolition of the $200 deposit  required from candidates.  111. ���TAXATION.  (1.)   The repeal of the mortgage tax.  (2.) The repeal of miners' licenses for  those working for wages is mines.  (3.) That coal mines be placed on the  same footing as other mines with respect  to taxation.  ..IV.-���TIMBER.'  (1.) The disposal of timber limits by  open competition aud in such quantities  only as will meet the requirements of the  trade.  (2.) The enactment of an accurate system of government scaling of logs and its  rigid enforcement.  (3.) The introduction of a system of  forestry for the purpose of conserving  and reproducing our forests.  V.���CHINESE.  (1.) The discouragement by all constitutional methods of tlie immigration and  employment of Oriental laborers, and  the amendment in accordance therewith  of the Coal Mines'Regulation Act.  VI. ���ROAD MONEY.  (1.) The abolition of the present corrupt practice of administering the public  road money in the interest of government  supporters.  VII. ���HONESTY'AND  PROGRESS.  (I.) The honest management of provincial assets in the interest of the public.  (2.) The taking of active measures for  the systematic exploration of the province, and the adoption of a vigorous  policy of constructing trails, roads and  bridges, and the encouragement of other  public works in such a manner as will  assist in the speedy development of the  resources of the whole province.  THE   VICTIM   OP   A   CONSPIRACY.  ber of the demi-monde as the chief actors.  It i- claimed that the documents of which  Dreyfu.- ��-��i- charged with selling to Germany. 'w.'i-H never really sold to th"  agentsoftli.il country, but were concocted  as forgeries in Dreyfus" handwriting to  blackmail him, his wife being a wealthy  woman and himself being in good circumstances.  The plot, it  would  further seem,  was  conceived in 1893, when the wave of Jew-  baiting swept over Europe.    Dreyfus  is  of Hebrew extraction, and these so-called  "soldiers   of fortune,'' casting about for  funds, determined to bleed this "wealthy  .lew."    A   beautiful   adventuress,   whose  house   was   the   resort of a   number of  J^rench officers and foreign  diplomats, is  said to have acted as the go-between  in  these shady transactions, and was secured  as the cat's-paw for the blackmailers.   By-  invitation, Dreyfus was a frequent visitor to her house,  and iu due course ,of  time  the   plan   for   the   mobilization  of  the    French    army,     which    had     been  drawn   up   in   the    handwriting    which  cleverly  imitated  that of Dreyfus,   was  produced  and   money   demanded  for its  surrender.   Dreyfus, it is claimed, refused  to pay the sum, demanded, knowiug that  the purchase of the document would  be  an admission of his guilt, and  would furnish ground for future extortion, and being aware of the fact that he had  been  intimate with this woman, who, herself,  was a  party to the plot, would  be considered a part of the strongest evidence  of his  guilt.    Continuing,  the  friend of  the . Dreyfus   family   explains   that   the  newspapers   whose  inspirers   were   concerned in the plot, have constantly maintained   a warfare against Dreyfus,  even  up to the present time, and that in consequence the prisoner's wife and family are  obliged to keep secluded.   Attempts have  been  made, constantly it would  appear,  to extort   admissions   from   them   to  be  used against Dreyfus, and it is also said  that advances   have  been made to  Mrs.  Dreyfu.-, the wife of the prisoner, on  behalf of the anti-Dreyfus press, offering to  cease all opposition to his release "for a  consideration."/-Finally,  it  said   that a  plan for the mobilization of the  French  army, which Dreyfus is said to have sold  to agents of a foreign government, was a  comparatively    unimportant   document,  the features of which were in the possession of all foreign   governments, and   was  easily fabricated by experts.  eoairer  There will be opened' next  week in the McKillop block,  Baker street, a first-class optical room and watch and,  clock repairing  establishment.  Will, upon in room nextSpokane & Northern  railway  ollice. iin Ward street, in about..two weeks time.  On November ioth J- will  open tip a complete assortment of spectacles and Eye  ���Glasses and will be in position  to test eyes for astigmatism or  other defects of the eve.  R. W. DUVAL, Proprietor  JERRY  AT THE  Spokane Falls, & JMorthepn,.  Nelson .& Fort Sheppard,  fled Mountain Railways.  Th;e only all rai! route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, and, '  Spokane and Rossland.  Leave  y:20n.ii]..  12.00 a. in.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   NELSON'    ltO.SS_.ANI)   Arrive  . .-.i:8a'p. n>.  ..2:50 p. in.  ..0:10 p: m.  8:00 a. in SPOKANE  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek coned at Marcus with stage daily. ���  nect i  OFFICIAL'  ADMINISTRATOR'S   NOTICE.  Ashepoft ^leClelland  BLACKSMiTHIfJC A.ND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all kj'nds of repairing  and custom work, from outside points  t One of the Early Premiers.  John Foster McCreitfht, wlio recii-ed  from the supreme court bench last week,  was upon the supreme court bench for..'18  years, having been appointed by the  Macdonald administration in 187!). Mr.  McCreiejlit came to Victoria in tlie early  sixties, and practiced as a barrister. He  soon came into: prominence and at the  first general elections after confederation  was elected a member for the legislative  assembly for Victoria city, and was called  upon by lieutenant-governor Trutch to  form a government. He accepted tJie responsibility and selected the late Alexander Rocke Robertson for his provincial  secretary, aud George A. Walkem, now  Hon. Justice Walkem, chief commissioner  of lands and works, he himself taking die  portfolio nlr attorney-general. Mr. Mc-  Creight did not long retain office. In December, 1872, an adverse vote was cast in  the.house on some trivial matter, and he  immediately tendered his resignation., A  coalition government with the late Hon.  Amor Decosmos as premier succeeded  him. Mr. Mcpreight retained his seat lithe legislature until the general election  of .1.875, wlien he dropped out of politics  entirely. '  The Kootenay  Lake Sawmill  Kaslo, -B.  SHOP:    Cor. Baker an,d Hall Sts. fielson.  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  The alleged false imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus, the former captain of the  French artillery, who is undergoing a  sentence of imprisonment for life, after  having been convicted by a court martial  of selling French military plans to agents  of a foreign government, continues to be  very widely discussed in Paris aud  throughout France. From a person who  is one of the couusel of the family, the  correspondent of the associated press  learns that their presentation of the  prisoner's case to the French government,  which caused the present agitation, reveals a thrilling romance with the gang  of so-called "journalists" and stock jobbers who beset young Lebaudy, the millionaire conscript, known as "The little  sugar merchant," and a  prominent  mem-  Will. Start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of log's under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing Mill  and Factory  Is now running full time under the management  of C. E.. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.   Lots $100  $500 each  to  FlftNK FLETCHEH, Trustee.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway & navigation Go.  If A VIC  ness  On Baker and Vernon  of good  it reels and plenty  in  the government townsite. of  Nelson.  New Designs  In house interiors, office and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, bookcases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Direct from Bolgium expected this month. Rough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  , Yard and branch ofiicc foot of Hendryx Sire  Nelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  Dp.  DENTIST  s secured  temporary offices* in   Room 3 Clements  Hillyer block, cor. of Baker and Josephine streets  Near corner Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Kootenay  Photographs in the latest styles  Guarantee satisfaction  Residential Lots  in   tli  For Sale  Apply to  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  Kootenay Lumber do.  A complete stock of Building Lumber of  all  l^inds will  now be  l\ept at  Nelson,.  Charles St. Barbe, Agent.  ARCHITECT  Uoom 0, Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson  W. J. G. DICKSON  _a_3^_.I_ . __3SO?__-T__3  ____srr> commission ___<_5-E3_sj-a?  ivriasriisrc-- _3_s,o_____]_=_  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER, STREET, NELSON.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites:on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 feet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed \V. .1. O. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to tho townsite of Nelson, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  __..   ....     ...       ��(..-. ���������   ���  ��� �� T    1 I   ^otvnuinui iuls, ur uursuii.s wjmiumk   HMOl'maLIon, fill!  JllPS    JOllIlSOn.     Price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him..  F. C. INNKS.  The Providence Fur Co.  , Providence, R. I., wants all kinds of Raw Furs,  skins, Ginsenf;, Seneca. Etc. Prices (|uotcd for  next sixty days are as follows:  SI LVIOR FOX 315 (10 to 8150 00  uiflAR    5 oo to   :>:> oo  OTTER  1 00 to 9 00  MARTIN  2 00 to 3 00  HEAVF.lt (per pound) ,  3 00 to 3 50'  WOLF  1 00 lo 2 00  RED KOX       1 00 to .00  JUNK...  ������       75 to 2 00  SKUNK  ���_'."> to 100  GRAY FOX .���  50 to 75  RAT  20 to 25  In the supreme court of British Columbia,  n the matter  of John Bolken, alias '-.lack .McGinty," alias '-ICeuo'  Jack,'.'of Nelson. H. C ,'miner.- deceased, and in tho  matter of the Ollicial Administrator's Act.  Upon reading the aflldavit of James Ferguson Armstrong, it is ordered that James  Ferguson Armstrong-,  oflicial administrator for the.county court, district of  Kootenay, shall bo adinhiiscrutor of all and singular. the  goods, chattels and credits of John Bolken. alias "Jack  McGinty," alias "JCunn Jack," of Nelson;  JJ.  C.  miner,  deceased, and that this order be published in the XeUou  Tribune newspaper for tho period of sixty dn'vs.  Entered O. it. Folio 36!). A. J. McCOLL, Judge.  G. C. Tunstall. D. R. S. C.  Dated the 25th clay of October, A. D. 1807.  Price list on all other furs and skins furnished upon  application. (Full prices guaranteed, careful selection,  courteous treatment, and immediate remittanceon nil  consignments.  The   stock  of W. H. Graham,  of a full line of- Men's,  and Children's Boots and  will be offered at greatly  rates to clear. Must be  next 90 days. Call early  and buy yourself rich. Full line of  overshoes in stock. Repair shop  in connection  with  store.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  consisting  Ladies'  Shoes,  reduced  sold  in  NOTICE RE VOTERS' LIST.  All persons having the following qualifications are entitled to have tlieir names entered on the Voters' List of  the city of Nelson ; 'provided .'application is miide before  December 1st, ISO", namely:  Any male or female, being a British subject of the full  age of twenty-one years, who has paid on or before the  first day of November. 1897. all real estate and road taxes  for the year 1S07. and who has resided within the limits  of the city of JS'elson for one year previous to November  1st, 1897: and who is the assessed owner of lands or of  improvements, or the assessed occupier of lands situate  within the city: or who is a resident of and carries oil  business and is the holder of a trades license in the municipality���the annual fee for which is noL less than Ave  dollars; or who is a householder within the municipality.  Blank forms can be procured at the ollice of the city  clerk, where all applications must be handed in.'  CHARLES E. SEALICY,  City Clerk and Assessor.  Nelson, B. C, November 3rd, 1897.  Notice  for  Tenders.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned until  Monday, December Gth, 1S97, at 12 o'clock noon, for the  stock in trade, fixtures, lease, and good will of the Manhattan saloon, situate on Lot 1, Block (i. in the city of  Nelson. The party whose tender is accepted must be  prepared to pay cash and enter into bonds for payment  of rent of premises. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. CHARLES II. INK.  Administrator estate of W. A. McVeigh, deceased.  Nelson, B. C, November 5th. 1897.  REVELSTOKE   TOWNSITE   PROPERTY.  Notice is hereby given that all parties indebted to the  Kootenay British Columbia Smelting & Trading Syndicate in respect of the purchase of lands in the town of  Revelstoke, are required forthwith to make payment to  mo or to the Imperial Bank at Revelstoke of all monevs  due in respect of snid lands, when deeds will be issued.  T.'J. LENDRUM.  Agent and attorney in fact for the Kootenay British  Columbia Smelting & Trading Syndicate.  Dated at Ainsworth this 8th day of November. 1897.  Notice  of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works, for permission to purchase 80 acres of land, sit  mite in the West Kootenav district.     I). G. KUN  Dated Nelson. November Kith, 1897.  I'/..  [Nov. 20th)  DKSCRIITION.  Commencing at the N. W. corner of Loi 155, Croup I.  thence south 40 chains along the western boundary of  said lot, thence west 20 chains, thence north 10 chains,  thence east twenty chains to I he point of commencement.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that A. 8. Farwell, acting .aw agent for  The Nelson-Poorman Gold Mining Company.--Limited,  has tiled the necessary papers and made application for  a crown grant in favor of ihe mineral claim " Ilard-  sc.rabble," situated on Eagle creek in the Nelson mining  division of West Kootenay district. Adverse elaimanls.  if any. must tile their objections with me within IV) days  from the date of lhe first publication of '.his notice in the  -British Columbia Gazette.  O. G. DENNIS. Government  Agent.  Dated at Nelson, R..C November Sth. 1S97.  Notice  of Purchase.  Notice is hereby given that Frank Simpson, of the Oily  of Nelson, has this day purchased tlie interest of Adolphe  LaPointo in the Grand Central Ifotel at the corner of  Vernon and Ward Streets. The business will in future  be carried on by Messrs. Farley & Simpson, who assume  all liabilities of the former partnership, and tn whom all  amounts due the said partnership are pavable.  FRANK SIMPSON.  Dated at Nelson. November Ith. 1897. (Nov. fitlij  NOTICE  TO THE LADIES OF NELSON.  Mrs. J. E. Aubrey has opened her dressmaking parlors  in the Clements & Hillyer block, in rooms 1 and 7. and  respectfully solicit, a share of the ladies' patronage. Having had twenty years of practical experience, feels confident of giving perfect satisfaction. Cloak and coat  making, and also cutting and fitting a specialty.  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.  Notice is hereby given that the linn of Peterson &  Mallette, formerly currying on a hotel business in Ibis  city, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. William Peterson retiring from the business. All accounts  owing to the old (Inn of Peterson & Mallet I e are payable  to Mrs. Ma lie! I e. who will discharge all liabilities of the  linn. MRS. MARV MALLKTTK.  Dated at Nelson. H. ('.. October 20th. 1897.       |0ct 23rd|  WANTED���A servant girl to do general housework.  Enquire at corner Victoria and Falls si reel.  The creditors aud persons interested in the estulc of  John Bolken. alias "Jack McGinty," alias "Keno Jack."  late of Nelson, Hriti=h Columbia, free minor, deceased,  are hereby required within sixty days from this date to  send by registered letter to J. F. Armstrong, official administrator, Fort Steele, British Columbia, particulars of  their claims and the nature of their securities, if any,  held bv them. After the expiration of the said sixty  days the administrator will distribute the said estate,  having regard only to such claims as he shall have  notice of.  A. G. M. SPKAGGE, Solicitor for Administrator.  Revelstoke Station, Hn'tifh Columbia.  Dated this 9th day of November. 1897. (Nov. 13th]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  THE Wfl.l.COCK MIXKRA1..CF.AIM. SITUATK IX TIIK NELSON  MININC) DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT, AND  LOCATED ON THE NOUTII HANK OK WILD IIOllSK CUEEIC.  ABOUT SEVEN MILES KASTOK THE NELSON AND -FORT  SIIEI'I'AHD  RAILWAY.  Take notice that I. Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Phillip White, free miner's certilicatc No. H8..-1-I in- *  tend sixty days from the dale hereof. 10 apply to the  mining recorder for a eertillcate of Jmprovemenrs, for  ��� the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under sc-  tion 37. must, be commenced before the issuance of such  certilicatc of improvements.  SAMUEL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated this 28th day of October, 1897. '       [October 301 li]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  GREAT HOULDER KRrtUTION MINERAL CLAIM, SITUATE  IN THE NELSON -MININO DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAV  DISTRICT. AND LOCATED ON TOAD .MOUNTAIN AHOUT  ONE AND A I1A1.K MILES SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD  '    LAKE.  Take notice that.1, Archie MaiuwaringJohiisoii, acting  as agent for Herbert J. Wilson, free miner's certificate  No. 83,321, in tend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvement.-.;  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice thai action; under, section  37. must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  ARCHIE MAINWARINO JOHNSON.  Dated this 29th day of October, 1897. [Nov. lith]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  HURON .MINERAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN TIIE NELSON MININC  DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV DISTRICT, AND LOCATED  ON TOAD MOUNTAIN AIIOUT ONE AND A IIALK .MILES  SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD   LAKE. (  Take notice that 1. II. It. Uellamy, acting as agent for  William Dclaney. free miner's certificate No. 1359a, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for 11 certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must, be .commenced before the issuance of such  'certificate of improvements.' H. R. HKLLAMY.  Dated this 29th day of October. 1897. [Nov. OthJ  Notice   of   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  LAST CHANCE MINERAL CL�� IM. SITUATE IN THE XELSON  MINING DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAV DISTRICT. AND  LOCATED ON TOAD MOUNTAIN AIIOUT ONE AND A IIALK  MILES SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD LAKE. V  Take notice that 1. H. R. Bi'llamy, acting as agent for  Leonard Raynham, free miner's certificate No 7S.59I. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And-further take notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements. GIL R. RELLAMY.  Dated this 29th day of October. IS97. [Nov. (Uh|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  EMILY  MINERAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN TIIE NELSON M 1NINC  -       DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT. AND LOCATED  .      AIIOUT ONE AND A HALF .MILES SOUTH WEST OK COTTONWOOD   LAKE,    c  Take notice that I, II. H. Bellamy, acting as agent for  George Davies, free miner's certificate No. 78.592. intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certilicatc of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37. must  be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements. II. R. BELLA-IY.  Dated this 29th day of October. 1897. [Nov. Gth|  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I. the  undersigned, intend to apply to the chief commissioner  of lands and works for. permission - to purchase. 320 acres  of land, situate in West Kootenay district.  JAMES PETERS.  Locator.  Dated this Sth day of October. 1S97. [October 23nl]  DESCItHTION.  Commencing at a post four miles north of the mouth of  Meadow creek near the east bank of Goat river marked  "James Peters' S. E. corner post," thence west 10 chains,  thence north SO chains, thence east. 10 chains, thence  south SO chains to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  Notice of Appiieation to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given I hat I. F. li. Lys. intends 10 apply at Ihe expiration of sixtv days from the date hereof,  tol he chief commissioner or lands and works for permission to purchase 320 acres of unreserved, tiiuxcupied and  unsiirvcvcd crown land, situated in West Kootenay  district.' >���'��� H. LYS, Locator.  Maled this Sth day of October. 1S97.  OKSCUIITION.  Commencing 111 initial post on the west hank of Itus-  sell creek about 20 chains from its junction with Goat  river, marked "F. Ii. Lys' southeast corner." thence  north 80 chains, thence west 10 chains, thence south SO  chains, thence east 40 chains to point of commencement, containing 32U acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given thai sixty days after date I. the  undersigned, intend to apply to the chief commissioner  of lands and works for permission to purchase 320 acres  of land, situate in West Kootenay district.  F. (.'. CH.-VNDLKR. Locator.  Dated this Sth day of October. 1897. lOctober 23d 1  IlKSCRIKTION.  Commencing at a.post four miles north of the mouth of  Meadow creek near the east hank of Goat river, marked  "F. C. Chandler's N. E. corner," thence west 40 chains,  thence south SO chains, thence east 10 chains, thence  north So chains, to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days from the publication of this notice. I. C. It. Murray, intend to apply to  the chief commissioner of lands and works to purchase  one hundred and sixty llfiO) acres of unsiirveyed. unoccupied, and unreserved crown lands, situate on Lemon  creek, in the Slocan City mining division of West. Kooie-  enay district, at the junction of the second North Fork  of said creek with the main creek.  ('. H. MCRItAY.  Dated this 12th day of October, 1S97. |(Vtobcr 10th|  liKSl'ICII'TION.  Commencing at a post marked "C. H. Murray's northwest, corner." planted on the west bank of said second  North Fork near said junction, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 10 chains, thence north lOchains. thence west  10 chains to place of beginning.  ;lsf$^iiS*a^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,  NOVEAJ BER 2); ISO?.  When you can have  good light  _3~2" _3T_r-_rx_sr(3-.  _<__���_?   _?:__:__:  MARA BLOCK, WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Keep out Wind, Frost, Rain and Snow by using-  Bosley Weather Strip.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP;  C. A. Wing,'of this city, supcrinceu-  dent of the'Howard Fraction group, has  closed down the Howard Fraction for tlie  present. It is not likely that work will  be resumed until better transportation  facilities are afforded.  T. H. Carmode. the owner of a four-  story building in Slocan City, was last  week sentenced to thirty clays imprisonment for robbing a neighbor's clothes line.  J. 1). Graham, gold commissioner for  the northern section of Kootenay, has resigned his position in order that he may  take the general managership of the  Waverly mine.  S. F. Calkin, chief of Che fire department, secured a check from Messrs. Hume  & Kirkpatrick for $100, as their testimonial of the services rendered by the fire  department at Saturday morning's fire.  The money will be applied to departmental expenditures.  Those opposed Lu the election of mayor  Scott in Rossland are endeavoring to secure a candidate. J. Fred Ritchie litis,  been requested by many to allow his  name r.o go before the electors for tlie  office of chief magistrate, but Fred declines. He says that under certain circumstance-' he might become an alder-  ma uic candidate.  Fov school inspection purposes the province has been divided into four districts. |  Nelson is included in the Kootenay and  Yale district, and inspector Burns, who 1  will have charge of the district, will have  his residence in this city. The change  will take effect ou January 1st.  S. F. Calkin, of the fire company, would  like to have several more volunteers for  fire duty. There is sleeping accommodations for two or three more men in the  fire hall, which can be secured by any  who will volunteer for fire duty.  'JM. DesBrisay & Co. have forwarded a  carload of apples from Mission to their  store in this city.  On Sunday morning at !J o'clock, a  daughter was born to the wife of A. R.  Sherwood.  M. J. Haney stated in this city recently  that no time-check scalpers were allowed  ou the Crow's Nest railway. The Fort  Steele Prospector in reply says that there  is no opening for timercheck scalpers on  the Crow's Nest * Pass road, as the men  can never get out of the company's debt.  AH the town lots held by the provincial  government in this city will be offered for  sale on Wednesday, December loth. The  sale will take place iu the court house at  2 o'clock, when 275 lots will be offered for  sale without reserve. The terms of the  sale will be one-third cash, one third in  three mouths and the balance in six  months.  J. W. Graham, of Rossland, district organizer of the Knights of Pythias, will be  in Nelson on Thursday evening, when a  local lodge of the order will be organized.  A hall litis been secured in the Macdonald  block, at the corner of Vernon antl Josephine streets. All members of the order at  present in the city are requested to attend on Thursday evening. A supper at  the .Jubilee restaurant will be given at  midnight.   ,  A'dance will be given at the Carney  hall on .Wednesday evening. A local  quadrille club will be organized. Good  music hits been engaged and all are cordially invited.  The printers of Calgary hurl turkey to  spare on Tlitttsday on tlie occasion of  their second annual wazygoose. Such  was the -uipltis that, l-hey invited the  printer.* of NhIsoii to eat with them, aud  nothing but ihe slippy condition of the  ties prevented tin exodus of printers.  The citizen's committee of Slocan City,  which has charge of the arrangements in  connection with the celebration which is  to mark the opening of the Slocan River  railway, report that the Canadian Pacific  Railway company has arranged for an excursion' from this city on December 1st.  .Single fare will be charged for the round  trip. A banquet will be tendered at Slocan City in the evening, which will partake of the nature of a general .jubilee.  The Kootenay, Brewing,, Malting and  Distilling Company of Trail, has gone  into the hands of a liquidator, who succeeds the deputy sheriff. The new liquidator is John McKane, of Rossland, secretary of the board of trade. The statement made on behalf of the brewing company was that its assets were in round  numbers about $90,000. and that its liabilities were between $50,000 aud $00,000.  The business of the company will be carried on by the liquidator without any  shut down.  On Tuesday judge Forin granted Peter  Costello a change of venue from Rossland  to Nelson for the. trial ot the action  brought by Edward Cronyn against Costello for damages in connection with the  Costello as-ault case. Judge Forin ordered Costello to pjiy $50 to Cronyn as an  offset to the additional expense which the  change of venue would entail. Costello  is afraid of a trial iu Rossland.  The business men of Rossland are circulating a requisition calling upon James  Martin to offer himself as a candidate for  mayor. If a sufficient number sign it is  thought that Martin will accept, although  he has heretofore declined.  At the Workiugman's Home in Spokane  a free dinner was given on - Thursday.  Spokane is not a very large city, but there  were ISO men who ate the bitter bread of  charity at this one eating house on Thursday.    If those who were hungry, but too  proud to confess it, were added to the  list, toeether with the hungry women  and children, a fair idea of the poverty of  Spokane might be had.  The Enterprise Resumes Work.  Thirty  men   were started at work  on  the   Enterprise   on   Ten   Mile   creek  on  Thursday  last.     Operations  will  be carried on steadily.  li yon have rtny birds yon wish to hnvu stiillccl,  iind deer liond.s or antlers lo mount, or any  ntlici- work in tlie taxiclcrmist.'s line sec George  siiiell.  ALL   WORK    LKI-'T   AT   W.   l-\   TRKTXICI.  .<:   (JO.'.S  DRl'G STOU.I-: l-MiOIUI'TIjVoHTKXliKI.) TO  Notice of Application to  Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. Kredcrick 1.. Newman,  intend to a|i|>ly at the end of .sixty days from date hereof  to the chief commissioner of lands and works for iicr-  missioii to purchase Hid acres of unreserved, unoccupied, and unsnrveyed crown land, situate near the confluence of Jleadow creek and GoaL river, in Lhe Goat  'River mining division of West Ko<Menav. Mrilish Columbia. F. L/XKWAIA.V.  Dated this -'liLh day of November, 1SS17.  DKSCUII'TIOX.  ConimenciiiK at, initial nosL marked "K. I��� Newman's  X. W. corner."' thence due small 10 chains, thence due  east 10 chains, thence due north 10 chains, rhencc due  west 10 chains to point of commencement, containing 1(10  acres more or less.  A Cook  WANTICD ��� Female -Must   be  liist-class.  Wages good.   Dave Clarke. I'Hot Hay.  36     _3^____C__1K.     STEEET  We have just received a fine stock of Fall  and Winter Dress Goods and Mantles;  Clothes, Blankets, and Down .Quilts; Ladies  Flannelette Blouse Waists, Dress Jackets,  Underskirts, Night Dresses, and Wrappers;  Black and Navv Serge Dress Skirts; New  Blouse Waists, , Silk Patterns and a full  range of Black Dress Silks, etc. The very-  latest styles in Jackets; Full assortment of  Ladies' Fur Capes, Coats, Boas, Collars  and Muffs; also Fur Trimmings.' Men's  Winter Overcoats ready tailored, the very  best materials and workmanship; Men's  Fine Underwear; Flannel Shirts, Half Hose,  Re.o-atta and White Dress Shirts; latest and  best styles in Collars and Neckware. See  our stock of Children's, Ladies' and Men s  Footwear. '  rvine  C  ���j  toves!    Stoves1    Stoves!  We are aeents for The James Stewart, Manufacturing Com-  pany of Woodstock, and haV-e just received 2 cars of their  celebrated Stoves and Ranges, which we are offering at exceptionally low prices. We have also a full stock of Queen  Heaters.     Give us* a call.     Prompt  attention  to letter orders.  THE CHANGE  OF A  LIFETIME  Completely furnished four-room cottage, first-class  in every respect, hard  finished throughout with double floors; building and furniture only six  months  old;  Si 500.     Por  stable   in   connection;  terms apply to.  two   lots,  50x12/0,   fenced.     Price,  Cl-IAS.   A.    W AT K KM AN   &   Co.  , We have just received two carloads (1000. cases)  of canned goods,, and having1, bought 'before the big1'  jump In prices, we -are ��� prepared to quote close'' \  figures, both wholesale and'retail' ��e have also  just to 'hand a fresh consignment of new crop  Raisins, Currants, Figs, Table and Cooking Peels,  Etc. We carry a large stock of Skates, Skate  Straps, and Skate Sharpeners,. Sleigh Bells, and a  full line of Stoves, Tinware and Hardware,  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  HOUSE  FURNISHINGS  M������<  %te?  "3  XDI_]____l,_il3RS   IIST  .r  c:  iscount  A special offer of to per cent discount  for CASH   will  be  on  everv article  purchased   from   date  until   January   ist,  made  next.  a  new   line   of Japanese  Chairs.     A   fine   assort-   _-__-_��� ���-___-__ ;__-_^i-._-.-    just    Lo   jlam|(   straight   from   japan,  Mattings, Rugs or Squares, Screen's, -Bamboo Tables, Linen Baskets and Reed  ment of Toilet  ware  in  stock.  The  largest and  finest stock of Carpets  to choose  from   in   Kootenay district.  We  have now settled   in  our new and  commodious  premises' at the corner of Ward and   Baker streets,  in  the center of Nelson.  ��__��_.:  We are just opening the latest designs in Toys and Christmas Goods  including Solid Leather English Traveling Cases, Ladies' Writing Desks,  Medicine Sets, Etc. Celluloid Goods of all kinds. The latest in English  and French Perfumery. Call and see our Olympian Ware Vases���The  newest out.    The best place in the City to buy your Christmas presents  ��*?  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  SOB,  We are showing this week some splendid values in Men's  Woolen Underwear. Also a complete line of gloves and  neckwear. ������ In. Ready Made Clothing^ we have first-class  honest makes at excepeionally low prices.  EMI  i ____._'__._,_ _.l/ .' ._._____,..���  II'* ��V  -  To   ���Cl.'KTO.MKRS...  U'K HAVKHKOKIVKD KXTRA HICLP  IN WATCH UKI'AimiKNT S<> GL'AIt-  AXTKIC ALL WORK KXTRU.STEI) AND  AND  IMtO.lll'T ATTENTION.  &���* _K  ���r **����� *j=  ���K-im ;v  <���>.->} A    i."  �� ����� ^ _   " .  _ ���*���  . . * .  Jr. **_J'Ci v  '___��&�� J___

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