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Array V
DOTENAY
Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made
Dividend  Pnying Mines.
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■^"-vcjt:
Has   a    Mineral'  Output    of  Upwards   ot   One
Million'   Dollars    Every    Monlh'
In   The  Year
SIXTH   FEAR.:--NO. u:
/•.■.Vb.-v-'-r.-fr,",';
CLAIM   OWNERS   MADE   TO   SUPPER
in
unexpected disappearance or   the .snow.in
•time   lo  permit of tho   work   being done
within tiio year.
With refereuce to the third question, it
seems to me clear that it' the order in
council   was  ultra   vires,   the  section  in-
Por the Action ol' the . Turner Executive
Pnsfjing- an Order in Council
Chief Justice McColI lias handed down
a judgment in the mining «iase oL' Peters
vs. Sampson which, ii' it is sustained,.may
be far reaching in its effect, and virtually
cause claim owners to suffer through the
action of the Turner government.  ■
Tho circumstances: connedod   witli   the
case are as follows:    hi' August, I89(i, eight
free miners- h.   Peler^.   Dave   MacBeaih.
Louis     (Jonkey,    Fred   Sfamwitz,   J.   0.
MeL-an,   .1.   0.   Moore. James   Bell,   and
John    Bell—located    four   claims   on   th;'
south fork ot Kaslo creek  and   performed
and i ecorded the assessment, work on two
of them within the rime required   by  the
mineral act.    Jn July of the same year lhe
Turner   executive    passed   an   order   in
council   authorizing   the   gold    commissioners throughout the province to extend
the time for a period of sixty (lays to date
from the 17th of July,  189(5,   for  the completion   of   the  assessment work ou such
mineral claims as the  commissioner:; had
.cause to believe were  at   the   time inaccessible   iu   consequence   of the depth of
snow.     The   locators   of the four claims
decided to take advantage of  this extension   with   respect  to tlie remaining two
claims  in  the  group—known as tiie Full
Big   and    Cold    Cure-and    secured   the
necessary   extension   from   the gold commissioner  aud   recorded   the stune  in the
recorder's office at Kaslo.    They   went on
witli   the  woi k, however, and   performed
the same within the time required by the
act,   but  considering  themselves  safe  in
their extension they neglected   to  record
the same within I ho time required by tho
act but did so within I lie time covered by
their extension.
On the 7th of October. 1890, the Sampson
brother? staked a claim known as the
Bismarck over the ground covered by the
(_>'o!d (Jure claim. The Sampsons performed the necessary assessment work and
i hen applied for a crown grant for all of
their claims, including the Gold Cure
ground which fell within the lines of ihe
Bismarck. Tho owners of tlie Cold Cure
ad versed this application and the ease
came before chief justice MeCoil at the last
assize court.
The chief justice held that the order in
council graining the extension was ultra,
vires of the executive council, aud that
the Gold Cine ground was theiei'ore
vacant. As then; are probably many
claim owners who took advantage of the
the extension authorized by the government they will doubtless be interested in
reading the text of the judgment of chief
justice McColi which in effect declares that
the extension wdiich they received and
acted upon is of no value to them. The
judgment is as follows :
Peters vs. Sampson
.ll'DU.MK.VT—A.  .1.   .\l*COU\, .1.
The mineral claim Gold Cure owned by
the plaintiffs was located i w the 12th day
and recorded on the 23rd day of August,
189(3. The assessment work for tlie first
year was done within the time, but was
not recorded until the 2(ith day of the
month.
The mineral claim Bismarck owned by
the defendants was located on the 7th day
of October, 1896, admittedly in the belief
that the plaintiffs had abandoned their
claim and in ignorance of any proceeding
taken by them under the order iu council
presently to be referred to. The Bismarck,
which was conceded to be a valid claim,
subject only to any prior claim of the
plaintiffs iu respect of the Cold Cure,
overlaps it, and the ground common to
both claims is the subject of this action.
By an order in council dated the 2nd
Julj'5 IS90, after reciting that owing to the
lateness of the season, the depth of snow
in the mountains prohibited many holders
of claims from performing tho assessment
work required by the .Mineral Act during
each year, it was, professedly in pursuance of section 1(51 of the act, provided
that " it shall be lawful tor the gold coui-
•' mis:-ioners throughout the province to
•' extend the time for a period of sixty
\" days, to date from the .1.7th day of July,
•' IS'Hi. for the completion of the assess-'
'• inent work on such mineral claims as
'• the gold commissioners have good cause
'• to believe are at this, time inaccessible
" iu consequence of the depth of snow
" that covers tiie said claims."
On' the Olh day of August, 1890, the gold
commissioner-of the district, acting under
lhe ordei-in-eouncil on the plaintiffs application, extended the time for doing the
assessment work which had not then been
completed, to the 17th day of September,
1890. The work wtis actually finished in
time to have been recorded within the
year, and the only reason given for tlie
delay was that the plaintiffs relied upon
the extension.
By an agreement between the parties
at the trial the only questions i'or determination are : (lj Was the order iu council
ultra vires? (_) Whether tlie plaintiffs
can avail themselves of it. the assessment
work having been done within the year?
(;!) Anil are' the plaintiffs, if necessary,
entitled to the benefit of see! ion a,"', which
piovidesthat.no jiee miner shall _ suffer
from tlie act of any government 'official?
As to the second question, there being
no evidence either way, I must assume
that the gold commissioner has good cause
for granting the extension. This being
so. 1 know of no principles upon which
lhe extension, if valid when granted,
would become void merely because of ihe
voked by thtiffirZ^^'^tfjzgot apply
It only remains urjfj^Jftf'^v whether the
order in cnuuc.il was ultV^vire-i. Section
2-1 enacts ihat "If such work shall not be
" done or if such certificate shall not be
" so obtained and recorded in each and
" every year, the claim shall be deemed
"' vacant ami abandoned, any ruio of law
" or equity to the contrary notwithstand-
" ing.'* This provision is neither ambiguous nor doubtful. To give effect to the
order in council would be not to carry out
the provision but in excuse non-compliance wilh il.   And ! do not think that the
NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  qm\)M3R- 1, 1898.
TWO   DOLLARS  A. YEAR.
cifeum-jlanci-'- oe;i
council ;i :e <ii"h a-
t he woi <L: "T(
■■ arise and for
" made." Seasons
bo late a ! :<jr t han
tlie Ac.',,and if the
t w 11 h
were c
in the order in
mi em placed by
iiii'i't . asps which may
•■vhii'h ■ no provision i«
: were in' les^ likely lo
before I he passing of
legislation had intended to create an exception in such event
from section 21 they would have done so.
It is not even as if compliance with the
Act had been impossible. The work might
have been done before the commencement
of the winter season. To delay it was to
incur a known risk of increased difficulty
with, of course, additional expense. And
this case itself shows that tho event
sought to be provided for by the order in
council is too uncertain to be ascertained
beforehand.
ft is important to bear in mind the
limited power expressly conferred by section 1(51 to relieve against certain forfeitures--those arising under section 9. And
the privileges given of paying $100 instead
of doing the year's assessment (section 25)
ami of relocating a claim with the permission of the commissioner (section .'32)
are, I think, against, the construction for
which the plaintiffs contend.
To speak of the intention of the legislature is as has been said by an .eminent
authority to use a "'slippery expression."
and the rule that si mining claim can only
be held (before grain) by the doing annually of i.he work required by the Act,
or what it allows to be equivalent, is so
essential a part of our mining laws that if
1 were in doubt I think I'ought not to
hold that the language of section i(5I gives
the power assumed, but L am of opinion
that to do so would be to disregard the
enactments to which I hnve'referrcd. The
judgment will be for the defendants with
costs.
THE   TMIE   MINES,   LIMITED.
The
Directors Have no Stock to Otter to the
Public at Present.
The London it British Columbia Gold-
fields has completed arrangement for the
sale, on a cash basis of a one-quarter interest in the Vmir mine, wdiich it has developed so satisfactorily during the past
twelvemonths. To carry out this transfer the Yinii" Gold Mines, Limited, has
been formed, in the capital stock of which
the purchasers of tho iuterest in the Vmir
will hold one-quarter of the whole, together with an option over a similar
amount of stock upon the same terms.
The consideration paid for the Vmir stock
is not made public, but the announcement
is made that the directors of the New
Vmir Mines, Limited, do not intend for
tho present to offer tiny stock in the new
company to the public, as they expect a,
material advance in the company's stock
when milling and shipping commences in
November. In July hist the London ifc B.
C. Goldfields engineer reported that there
was at that, time Do,(500 tons of ore blocked
our. in the Vmir, the value of which he
estimated at $1,123,200.
The Bosun to Be a Regular Shipper
Drifting both ways on the ledge from
the shaft, at a, depth of (50 feet, is now in
progress on the Bosun, aud work is being
1 aished on the Nos. I and 2 tunnels. The
ore showing continues strong and regular,
and regular shipments will be made from
now on. Ore is coining out of No. I tunnel
a nil in No. 2 galena is met with, but the
tunnel is not in far enough to catch the
main ore chide. If the uroperty continues \o develop as favorably as it has
'-iucu work was .-.farted, a tunnel wil! in
all probability be run from the lake shore,
through which all the ore will   be   taken
It
to
the hike but when the road now building
is completed it will cost still less. Twenty
two men are employed in the workings.
A Good Trail Completed. .
Mat Kelly, of Nelson, has returned from
Teslin 'hike. He reports that a wagon
road has been built out II miles from
C'lenoraand a good trail the remainder of
the way to "Teslin lake. The measured
distance between Glenora and Teslin lake
is HiS-miles. lie also .reports the stage of
water iu the I lootaiinqua river as so low
that the hist steamboat up'only got within -10 miles of the lake.
will   !.
(iut and the main   workings operated,
now costs 90 cents a ton to get the  ore
Le Roi People May Make Up
The chances are that a, reapproaciinieut
will be arrived at between the majority
and minority shareholders in the Lo .Roi
mine. The tremendous developments in
the mine itself are chielly to thank for
this. Difficulties have a way of being
solved between parties in a property that,
suddenly doubles in value. Aud that: is
what litis happened in tho Le Roi.
Good Ore Body on the Fern.
Another   strike  is   reported
rom   the
eross-
o!
Kern. In doing some work from tin-
cut tunnel in the No. 3 level, a body of ore
eleven feet wide was encountered. The
ore is believed to carry values from S15 to
$20 to the ton. The discovery is but a
few feet from the surface.
between the Adams estate and IJ.-iker,
McGregor & Jeeves and each sent in a
separate account, but the chief commissioner had never given consent to thisand
t he sub contractors wore not recognized
by the government. ;lie declined to take
a separate account-because it was impossible to separate the items and the sub
contractors were not recognized. lie
drew up a complete report himself when
lie could not get the account sent in. His
report made it that the contractors were
overpaid $5,920.23. His last certificate
was given on December I.Otli, l<S9(i. though
there were two others in May and .July,
1897, for $5,510 and #811, which hi;certified
under special instructions from the chief
commissioner. He made these out as
extras. His report of December,- I.S97,
included everything he considered on
which the contractors Imd ;>, claim
on the government. lie estimated,
that $381,108 covered the whole of
the Adams contract. Three 'months
before Mr. Adams' death iu 1895 some
claims had been put in for extras but they
were dropped and
count,    lie  hail  «
altogether
cision- to
not  included in
isaMowed some
the ac
$10,000
An appeal lay from his de-
ic. chief commissioner under
the terms of the agreement and the two
items aggregating $.10,000 were, appealed,
but no others that he knew of. In reference to the claim for $19,000 the matters
there were dealt with in his report and
refused. On the Drake contract lie had
given a final certificate and had adjusted
the extras with Mr. Keith, acting for Mr.
Drake. Mr. Drake had no bill in for
•extras when witness made his last report.
As to the slats;, Mr. Drake said that it
was pretty hard that tho Large si/.cd -•late
was left oil hi'-' hands, but witness did not
certify for the claim. It was for some
$3(38. When Mr. Drake asked if Mr. Ratten bury would oppose his asking the gov-
PARLIAMBNT   BUILDINGS INVESTIGATION
Architect Rattenbury Testifies that the Contractors, Were Overpaid in December, 1G07
When the royal commission sits on
Monday next to inquire inlo the circumstances connected with the payments of
$30,000 and of $3,111.87 under the parliament buildings contracts entered into between the provincial government; and
contractors Frederick Adams and Richard
Drake, it is likely that ex-premier Turner
and the late chief commissioner of lands
aud works will be called upon to give
their explanation of the matter.
This week the. evidence of W. S. Gore,
.deputy commissioner of hinds and works,
J. C. Ki-il h, an archiieci', imd F. M. Rat-
tonbury.'the government'.-' rarchitect for
the buildings, was taken, and in consequence of ' the repealed references to
Messrs. Turner and Martin in connection
• with the payments, the commissioner intimated to A. L. Belyea that he ought at
least to notify the ex-minister-", unless he
thought fit to subpoena them, to attend
the sittings of the commission, in order
that they should have an opportunity of
explaining their position.
Jt is generally understood that tho
object of the commission is to ascertain
whether the late government has
overpaid the contractors, und so far as the
case has developed it looks that way.
although the explanations of the ex-
ministers may throw a different light upon
the matter.
The   evidence' of   W. S. Gore,  deputy
commissioner   of lands and   works,   was
that for the  work performed  utider  the
Adams contract  the  price  was  fixed at
$380,000.    It will be remembered that contractor   Adams   died   before half  of flu;
work was taken over  by Messrs.   Maker.
McGregor    «fc     Jee.ves,     piesumably    on
account    of    tho   Adams   estate.     This
explains a letter which was put in as  evidence, in wdiich Messrs. Drake. Jackson &
llcliiicken, acting on behalf of the Adams
estate,    enclosed     another    letter    from
linker,   McGregor   it Jeeves,   offering to
accept $30,000 in settlement of their claim
for $-19,000, the amount originally in  dispute   between   the government and the
contractors.    This letter   was   dated   ou
January 29rh, 180S, and that   the government acted speedily upon the matter was
disclosed by an order in council, also  produced,      which      was     dated      Februuy
l«r, 1898, recommending  t.he  payment  of
the same.    Tho voucher fur this payment
of   $30,000   was   drawn   by   the   auditor
general,   and   the  deputy   commissioner
testified   that   when it  was presented to
him lie relumed to initial it, and sent ii to
i lie   chief   commissioner.    Tho    depniy
commissioner^ said  he  did  not know on
what grounds tho executive had  granted
the claim, and that he knew from previous
conversations that the chief commissioner
diil   not   view;   the claim favorably,    lie
thought that  the commissioner   had   in
mind  the report ot  the architect   dated
December 31st:   1S97, wdiich  brought  the
contractor   out indebted 'to   the   crown,
instead of  the  crown  being indebted   to
him.    Me did   not know  why  the   chief
commissioner   signed   the voucher.    The
voucher for the payment of the  $3,-11 J.Sf
to   Richard   Drake   was   signed   by   the
finauce   minister.   The   deputy   commissioner  was   not   consulted upon  it,  and
declined to certify it  when presented  to
him as he did not know anything about it.
li".  C.   Howell,  superintendent   on   the
construction of   the  buildings,   said   that
ho only heard of the claims under examination   in   June   last    when    the   chief
commissioner  remarked   that   he had refused to certify them, and had  called the
claims iniquitous.
Tiie most important 'evidence offered
was that of K. M. Hattenbury, the architect for the buildings, lie. said he had
never given a final certificate on the
Adams contract because the contractors
had never given him a complete account.
There   was   some   kind   of  sub contract
eminent to be allowed for it, witness said
it was no business of his. As to the plaster, witness said it was impossible.to tell
whe.thor the plaster was thicke than
usual. The contractor,, had to take his
chance on that as the'walls were of the
average character. Me was not consulted
as to the payment cither to tho Adams
estate or to Drake.
THURSDAY'S    PROHIBITION   VOTE
Will   Lead   to   Many   Complication!;   Willi   the
Politicians .    i
The voting upon the abstract question
of prohibition on Thursday resulted in a
declaration in favor of prohibition   in  six
provinces   of    the    dominion,   while   in
Quebec   there  was  an  emphatic  protest
against any such proposition.    So   far as
can be learned, a majority of some 50,000 of
tho«e who took the trouble to cast their
ballots recorded in   favor of prohibition.
In   the   provinces of Nova  Scotia,   New
Brunswick, and Prince Edward island the
election returns appear to indicate that
although a full vote was not polled, the
people  of  those  provinces are  really  in
earnestin their desire to secure prohibitive
legislation.    Incomplete returns seem   to
indicate   that  the   majority secured  for
prohibition in the province of Nova Scotia
was close upon 18,000, and that of New
Brunswick sometbingover 15,000, while iu
the island province an equally heavy preponderance 6f the vote cast went iu favor
of prohibition. In the province of Quebec
the latest returns indicate a majority
against the measure of over 20,000, tho
sentiment in opposition to prohibition
throughout that province being quite as
marked a.s the sentiment in favor in the
maritime provinces. In Ontario, despite
the fact of a much heavier vote, the
prohibition majority will fall a
gooii deal short; of the combined majority
of Nova Scotia and Xew Brunswick.
Iu the province of Manitoba the prohibitionists claim a majority of 10.000, which,
if realized, will show that the prohibition
sentiment is fully ten times stronger in
the prairie province than iu British Columbia, where the majority for the measure is something under GOO.
Taking the dominion as a whole it is
doubtful if one-half of the possible vote
was polied. In this province it was much
less than one-third. Curiously enough the
mainland and island sections of the
province disagreed upon this as
upon all other issues. The voters on
Vancouver Island lotu.ned a majority against the measure. In Victoria
there weie close upon 2000 votesca >t which
was with'u 500 of (,_•_ vote casein the
recent provincial election, and a majority of over .*)00 was registered against
the prohibition movement. In Nanaimo
city the vote was fairly large and a substantial majority, was recorded against
prohibition. On the mainland, with the
exception of Nelson and some other
smaller places, all the cities gave majorities in favor of prohibition. In Vancouver, while the vote was less than half that
polled in the provincial election, the
majority secured by the advocates of the
measure was about equal to that received
by the opposition candidates. It can
therefore scarcely be said that there is
any uncertainty with respect to Vancouver's pronouncement upon the matter.
The
same is true with respect to Westminster city. All circumstances considered the vote in the royal city was
unusually large and an overwhelming
majority was rolled up for the cause of
cold water. Outside of the four cities on
the coast and island the vote throughout
tho province was very small indeed, and
tho general result of the polling has
therefore very little significance what-
ever as to the sentiment of the electors
upon wdiat promises to be in the future a
red hot political issue.
With the announcement of the complete
returns, however, will begin the real
dil'licnlties of those who earnestly desire
to see prohibition incorporated into the
practical politics of the dominion. Those
who desire to save the federal administration from possible .shipwreck will argue
that the vote, while possibly a pronouncement iu favor of prohibition, was not a
sufficiently full expression of the voice of
the electorate to warrant the government
in attempting to pass prohibitory legislation. That this argument will be bitterly
resented by the families who hold that
the liquor traffic is accursed may be easily
imagined. -Another obstacle iu the way
of securing legislature eil'ect to the vote
of Thursday is the fact that at least two
or three members of the Laurier cabinet
are openly hostile to anything in the
nature of a general prohibitive la'w. They
■are men of considerable influence with the
party and could doubtless show such
strength at a caucus a.s would oblige the
'administration to make terms.
One   way   suggests   itself   but. of
difficulty.    Kromthe   returns   of   TI
day's voting it is plain that the peopl
Nova Scotia  and   i
New Bru'nswic
JOdward   Islam
the
irs-
nf
mice
lesire   prohibition,   that
the people of Quebec are bitterly opposed
to it, and 'that the people of British Columbia, and possibly Ontario, are at the
best indifferent. This being so something
in the nature of a compromise might be
reached whereby such provinces as desired to make the experiment with prohibition could do's'o without forcing the
provinces opposed to it to go in with
them. Krom the vote recorded in Quebec
it must be obvious that it would be impossible' to enforce prohibition in that
province. Already thoro is some talk of
the provincial authorities resisting what
is regarded as federal interference. Kvon
if they remained passive their indifference
would result in the ultimate defeat of the
measure.    If a general measure  of  prohi-
May Buy Out Canadian Sealers.
It seems to be generally understood
that the conference at (Quebec will come
to some understanding in regard to the
sealing question. It is, said that the
parties interested in the scaling industry
in the L'nited States have induced the
government to entertain the idea ol buying out Canadian interests and entering
into an agreement with the British government whereby British subjects would
be prohibited from engaging in pelagic
sealing in Behr'mg Sea or in the Pacific
Ocean. Tho Canadian sealers have intimated that they would be favorably disposed to such an arrangement, based as it
would be on the condition that the I "nit on
States government- Would buy their
schooners at fair price. , The results of the
last few years have been very unsatisfactory to those engaged in pelagic
sealing.	
Rumor Concerning a Smelter at Sayward
It is reported that
probably be'erected at
N. (V: K. S. railway line
composed of men more
with the Great
pany.    In   this
a    smelter
Sayward  on
will
the
by a syndicate
or less identified
Northern, Kaiiway Com-
connection Hon. C. II.
M tick in tosh of tlie 15. A. (.'. has been approached with a view to securinga supply
of ore. It is further said that manager
Brueu of the Northport smelter will have
charge of the Sayward concern when it is
constructed.
The World.'. Ciuu'KO of Incapacity.
The Vancouver World is conducting
(mi.! end of u eontrinersy with mayor
Ovens of Now Westminster. Tho editor
of the newspaper is endeavoring to show
that the provincial government did not
respond to the relief of the fire sufferers.
.Mayor Ovens has denied this in set terms,
unci '.he World is now endeavoring to
J
-how
hat it
knows more about
received than those who receiver
Vancouver World is a wonderful
lie relief
it. The
paper.
bition could be successfully carried out
there is no reason why a partial measure
a fleeting the three maritime provinces
should uot be successful. If prohibition
is a good thing there is no reason why the
people of these provinces wdip appear to
appreciate it should not be allowed to
secure its advantages. The, experiment
could be made there under most favorable
circumstances since with prohibition
.Maine on the eastern boundary'of New
Brunswick there would be but a small
strip on the northern boundary of tho
province to watch in order to effectually
prohibit the potty smuggling of liquor
into the provinces.
With respect to the former votes cast
upon tho question of prohibition it may
be stated that Manitoba was the first province in which a plebiscite on prohibition
was taken. The number of names on the
electoral list at the general election of
ISO I was I0,(i()9, and the vote polled was
19,509, or -11.:i~ per cent. The plebiscite
was taken ou July 2"3, JS03, and the total
vote polled was 25,752, or 55. IS per cent of
the registered vote of the previous dominion election. Of the 25,752 polled votes
1S,0"-S7, or :J9.9_. por cent of the registered
vote, were for prohibition, and 7115, or
15.2-1 per cent.'against it.
Prince Edward Island voted on prohibition ou December' 15, 1SU3. At the previous dominion election the registered
vote'was 21,0(35, and the vote polled IS, 127,
or 70.57 por cent. The plebiscite vote was
SOU, or .'33.11 per cent of tho registered
veto of the general election of I89J. Of
these 8013. votes (illS, or 25.12 per cent
ofthe registered vote was for prohibition,
and IU2o, or 7.99 per cent against.
Nova Scotia voted on prohibition on
.March 15, 1891, when l."3,75(i votes were
cast for and 12,-*35-l against, making a total
of 05, II I, or 50.-19 on the registered' vote as
pur revised dominion list of the following
year (1895;. Of tlie polled vofe.'j!). 10 percent of the registered vote was for prohibition, and 11.09 par cent against. At the
dominion general election in 1891 the
registered vote was 90,015, and the vote
polied 07.825, or 75..'W per cent.
Ontario was the last province to vote on
prohibition. The plebiscite was taken on
June li), 1891, when 192,197 voted for and
110,757 against, making a total of ."100,101
or'I0.()5 per cent of the registered vote of
the following year (1895). Of the polled
vote-29.(il per cent of the registered vote
was for prohibition and 17.01 per cent
against. At the dominion general election of 1891 the registered vote was 508.7S9
and the vote polled "300,1(51, or (33.37 per
cent.	
The Stubborn Mayor of Stubborn  Citizens.
The third leport of the provincial board
of health has been published, and in it is
co!,.taiv."d nornc; comments from sanitary
inspector Olive I'hillips-Wolley upon the
mayor aud citizens of Nelson, and the
manner in wdiich they received the regulations of his board. In his report the inspector says: "This seems to nie to be
the most important town in Kootenay,
though not perhaps at the present the
most populous. It is a natural centre and
distributing point, and people in this mining district go up to Nelson to rest and
make a fresh start just as men go up to
London at home. Kor this reason particular care should be used in dealing
with Nelson. I made several short visits
to this town and more than one careful inspection last year, not only on my own
account, but on the invitation of his
worship the mayor, wdio, like the rest of
the Nelson men, is as stubborn as a mule
in his opinions, but like them at least as
anxious to do the best thing for Nelson as
we can be. I met uo men in B. C. more
ready to carry out tho instructions of the
board than the men of Nelson, if you
could convince them that we were right,
but vou had to convince them first."
REBATE   ON   RATES
New Regulations with Respect to Payment of
Water and LiKht Rates
At Monday afternoon's meeting of. the
city council the mayor was authorized to
employ two men to make needed repairs
on streets and to brush and clean alleyways that are at present impassable.
It was resolved to lay a three foot sidewalk on the north side of Vernon street
between Cedar and Bark streets.
The council decided to allow the users
of electric light who had a continuous
service during September a rebate of 33;',
per cent and those who had but a partial
service a rebate of 00jj per cent, provided
paymonts be made on or before the 10th
day of October.
With respect to the payment,of water
rates the council decided that from and
after October 1st water rates must be paid
in advance for the current month, and
that a discount of 10 per cent be allowed
provided payments are made before the
10th of0 the month. IT not paid by the
10th the water commissioner will be required to shut of the water. It was
decided to allow a rebate of. 20 per cent
i'or rates paid three months or more in
advance.
The mayor was authorized to have a
crossing laid at the corner of Josephine
and ■ Vernon streets in compliance with
the request of Adolphe La Bointe.
The council further decided that for the
future the office of the city engineer shall
be in the city hall, aud that all papers
connected with that department, be kept
there permanently.
The bylaw to levy a road tax was advanced through its various stages and
received its third reading.
The city engineer was instructed to have
tho sewer on Latimer street extended so
that connection could be made with the
Roisterer brewer v.
He will Lead the Opposition.
Just what the people of British Columbia may expect from ex-premier Turner
in the way cf public service is authora-
tively stated by the Colonist: "He intends making a business visit to England,
and hopes that Mrs. Turner, will accompany him. If she does she may remain iu
I_ngland several months, in which event
Mr. Turner, on hi.s return, would not want
to keep up his domestic establishment for
himself alone during her absence. His arrangements are contingent upon his procuring a suitable tenant. He will return
to take part in the next session of the
legislature as leader of the opposition,
which post he may be expected to vacate,
after a very short experience, for his
former one of premier. He has not the
slightest intention of abandoning Victoria
or British Columbia politics."
Nelson is Opposed to Prohibition.
The result of the polling on the prohibition plebiscite on Thursday disclosed the
fact that there were just 107 of the duly
qualified electors of Nelson who believe
that prohibition is desirable, and who
took sufficient interest in the matter to
record their votes. Of those who opposed
the measure there were just 129 wdio cast
their ballots against it, so that the cause
of prohibition was defeated in Nelson by
the small majority of 22. These figures
show that very little interest was taken
in the question by the people. The total
vote polled on the plebiscite being21 votes
short of one-half of the vote polled in this
city in the provincial contest in July. So
far a.s can be learned Nelson is the ouly
city of any si/.e in Kootenay wdiich gave
an adverse majority, but throughout the
vote was unifoi mly small. In Kaslo the
vote was very close, the prohibitionists
carrying the day with a majority of live
in a total vote of IH); while Itossland surprised the whole district by recording a
small majority in favor of the cold water
project. 	
Maine's Condition Had No Pear for Them
A noticeable thing about the  voting  in
the several provinces upon the prohibition
plebiscite  is  the  manner   in   which   the
maritime    provinces    rolled    up    a    big
majority for the measure. This appears
to give a denial to the stories of the evils
which prohibition litis created in the state
of Maine. If the evils alleged have any
existence in fact it is reasonable to. suppose that the people of New Brunswick
.and Nova Scotia would know of them and
guard against them. It is significant that
the heaviest prohibition vote in Canada
is found in those provinces' which are
more closely associated with the prohibition state of Maine.
Waverlcy Concentrator Abandoned.
The management of the Waverley mine
has derided to abandon the idea of the
erection of a concentrator. All the meu
who were engaged to work ou the concentrator have boon discharged, but the
miners have been retained and the work
of opening up the property will be renewed with greater vigor.
Mining Activity Around Fort Steele.
Since January 1st, 1S9S, ^S mining locations have been made in the Fort Steele
mining division. Of these about -150 are
on the east side of Kootenay river, accessible, ouly from Fort Steele. Certificates
of improvements have been filed for510of
these claims. _
Tho Mill at the Jackson Mines
It is expected that tho mill at the Jackson mines will bo started by the middle of
the current mouth.    .Development at the
property is proceeding most satisfactory.
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RKGULAlt AUVKUTlSKMl-JNTs jirimucl uL llie following- rates: One inrh, $'M a year; two inches,  SGO a year; tlirco inches SSI a year; four inches,  Sf)(i a Tea:-; livn iti'-li,���. s?lo. ;i year; .-ix inches mill  over, at the 1'iUe of $1 .So an inch por inoiilli.  TRANSIENT AOVKIi'nSKMKNTs -'U cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Bind,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OU ItlOAIHNG "UATTKJi NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion.      ,  .(OU PIUXTJNU a* ik;; iate>. All accounts for job  printing and adverLinint; iiayable on. tlifi 11 rut of  every  monl.Ii: -nli.vripliun. in advance.  ADDRESS all communications Lo  TIIK TKIHL'Ni:. Xel.-on, I". C.  PROFESSIONAL,   CA-tDS.  LA DAUfc KOI.' IN���Physicians mid ISm-Kcui.s.  Kuiuni-  3, 1 and ;">, liigoloiv block, Nel-.on. , Telephone (2.  DR.   J.    A.   AKil.STltoNO'-ti'ovciniiiont   Veterinary  Inspi-elor.   Treals di-eiiM.-.- of all domestic animals.  All slock inspected at Nelson.   NcUon. H. I'.  DIS. .1. W. Ut'INLAN, DKNTIST-Ofllce:  .Mara Block,  Baker St reel, Nelson.  W,T. IX. HOLMES. C. JC���Provincial Land Surveyor.'  ���    P. 0. box S_, ICaslo, li. C.  A.  11.. HOI.OICII-Analytical Chemist, and /..-.���.������.yer.  Victoria Mrcot, Nelson.  T C. GW1LL1M. B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON. B.A.Sc.  <-'��� ���Milling Kngineer.s and' Analytical Chemists/  Slocan City, ��. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGK. NO. 23. A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday ie on'h month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  carry out the provisions of lliis act according; to llieir  true inlenl, or to meet the cases which may arise and for  which no prnvinion N niadoiu this aft, or when the provision which i- made i> ambiguous or doubtful: and  may also ni'ike regulation.- for relieving against forfeitures arising under section 0 of tin's act : and may further  make and declare any regulations which are considered  neccs.-ary to give the provisions in this clause contained  full eH'cct.; and from lime to lime aber or revoke any  order or orders or any regulations made in respect of the  said provisions, and make others in their stead; and  furl her impose penalties not, exceeding 3200. or not exceeding three niuiillis' imprisonment, for the violation of  any regulations under this act; and further provide that  any staienienl or returns required lo be made by said  regulations shall be verified on oath. Kvery order or  regulation made hy virtue of the provisions of this section .shall have force and eflecl. only.after the same has  been published for two successive weeks in the British  Columbia Gazette: and such orders or regulations shall  be laid before lhe- legislative as.-embly within the first  fifteen da.vs of Ihe session next after the  dale  thereof.  KNIGHTS OP PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No, 2.">,  Jvnighls of Pythias, meets in Castle hall. Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, uvcry  second and fourlh Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. All  visiting knights are cordially invited to attend.  Gkokgi-: I toss, K. of II. & S.  It. G. Jov, C. U.  SATURDAY   MORNING OCTOHKK I, 180S  Tim attention of the minister of mines  and of the attorney-general is directed  to the judgment of chief justice iMcGoll in  the mining case of Peters vs. Sampson, as  one wdiich calls for the intervention of  the provincial government. There are  two reasons why the government in this  case should come to the relief of the plaintiff claim owners. The first is that the  court has held that a certain order in  couucil passed by the late government  was ultra vires, and that therefore the  concession granted to the claim owners in  question by the said order in council was  of no effect. The second reason it that  the court has held that the protection accorded to the plaintiffs by section ~rt of  the Mineral Act, was contingent upon the  validity of the order in council referred  to, and that having decided that the said  . order in council was ultra vires, the plaintiffs were not entitled to the protection  of the said section. In order that claim  owners may understand the full effect of  this ruling it is only necessary to recite  that section 5."J provides: "No free miner  "' shall suffer from any acts of omission,  " or commission, or delays on the part of  " any government official, if such can be  " proven."    With respect to the finding of the chief  justice, which challenges the legality of  a certain  act of   the Turner executive,  and has the effect of working a hardship  upon  scores of   innocent claim  owners,  much can be said as to the desirability of  the intervention of the government.  The  .   section   under   which   the  executive assumed that it had the authority  to  pass  the order  in  council  .which ' is attacked,  gives  the   executive   in   the   first  place  power to make such orders as are deemed  ���-������'necessary for the carrying out of the provisions of  the act according to their true  "intent.    It might fairly be said  that the  chief intent of the act Was to encourage  mining,  tmd   protect   those so engaged.  This being so it may  reasonably  be  inferred that the executive  had power to  make any  regulations  calculated  to en-  -.  courage  the development  of  the mining  industry, not inimical  to  the  other  sections of  the tict; and that any regulations  passed with a view to enabling claim owners  to overcome   seemingly insurmountable  difficulties, the  operation   of   which  did not trench upon the rights of anyone,  might be justified in the measure of -protection  wdiich they gave to claim owners  so situated.    There i��,   however, another  clause in   the  section   referred   to-which  possibly has an even more direct bearing.  11 mil hori/.es the executive to make regulations ���'to   meet  cases  which   may   arise  '��� and for which   no provision   is made in  '.' this act."   The contention of  the executive may  fairly  be, as   is  alleged   in   the  order in council referred to, that owing to  tlie lateness of the season iu   tho summer  of IN! Hi. the depth  of snow  in   the   mountains was  such that   many claim owners  were   prohibited    from     performing   the  necessary   assessment .work   within    the  time miui'rcd by the  Mineral  Act.    It is  surely not the intent of   the act to render  insecure   tho   title   to   mining  property.  The depth   of  snow. was  great  and   the  Work could not he  pei formed  within   the  required time.    There was no provision in  the  act for  the relief of those who   had  but labor to expend upon (heir  property,  and   accordingly   the  executive   met   the  case by   passing (]>(, order, in  council   referred to.   which   extended   the   time   for  performing .���is.-e-;-ment from July 17th   to  September   17th.     The section of the act  under   which   the executive  proceeded is  as follow- :  Asidio,  however,   from   the  legality of  the order in council there is another phase  of the case wdiich deserves the  attention  of both the minister of mines and the attorney-general.    The fifty third section of  the-Mineral Act  recites specifically  that  " no free miner shall suffer from any acts  "'' of omission or commission on   the  part  "of  any government official, if such can  " be proven." When the time approached  for the performance of the  necessary assessment work the plaintiffs in  this  case  considered  it advisable to  secure a lay  over,     .lie   had    of   course   the    option  of    paying ��� the    government    $100    in  lieu     of    the     assessment     work,     but'  being a bona fide miniug man he preferred  to do the work upon the claim  instead of  paying   the   money.     Ho   consulted   the  government  officials  for a  lay over and  secured   from   the gold commissioner an  extension under the terms of the order in  council.    This he duly recorded at  Kaslo,  paying   the  necessary fee.    Shortly after  this     he      performed     the      necessary  assessment work upon  the claim   within  the  time fixed   by statute, and   recorded  the same three days after the time so fixed  had elapsed, but within  thirty  one  days  of the time secured to  him   by  reason  of  his   extension.    Some  two' months  later  his claim was staked over by another prospector,    imagining himself secure  in hi.s  rights he ad versed the application for a  crown grant made on behalf of the owner  of the subsequent location, in so far as it  affected the ground covered  by tho prior  location, only to find himself  bowled, out  upon  the  finding of the court that the  order  in  council   under  which   the gold  commissioner granted him the extension  was ultra vires, that therefore there could  be no such extension, and that consequently he  was not entitled to the protection  accorded   miners   by   section   ~>%   of   the  Mineral Act.  Tirrc  right of divorced  persons   to  remarry   during   the   life of their  former  partners was one of the subjects  which  received   considerable   attention   at   the  Anglican synod  at Montreal  last  week.  The subject was introduced by Dr. Lang-  try of Toronto, who endeavored to  have  a resolution passed by the synod' which;  was virtually an instruction to the clergymen under its jurisdiction not to marry  any divorced person during the life of the  former partner, and was rounded off with  an appeal to all members of the church so  situated not to  embarrass the clergy by  seeking   remarriage  under  such circumstances.   The discussion upon the resolution showed  that the clergy were overwhelmingly in favor of it, but that the  lay members were almost a unit against  it.    The mover of the resolution argued  that such marriages were contrary to'I he  law of the .Church  of England, and  that  some declaration  upon  the   matter was  necessary in order to prevent weak-kneed  clergymen from earning large fees by performing  the  marriage  ceremony for divorcees.    He was not in favor of any compromise in the matter, and  would  recognize no innocent party in divorce matters.  He admitted that there  might  be some  hardship occasioned by thus preventing  divorced- persons from  marrying, but he  argued that it'was no more onerous than  the fact that many young men  were prevented from marrying  without the pios-  pect of pauperism  before them, as a  result of the modern conditions of life.    In  the   debate    the   clergymen    had   things-  pretty much their own way, but when  it  got down to the vote tlie lay members defeated  the   resolution   by voting almost  solidly against it.    On the division  there  were 12 clerical votes cast and-hi of the  laity.    Of the clerical vote the resolution  received .">(' and of the laity hut four.   The  resolution was therefore declared   lost as  it required a majority vote of both orders.  lumbia, recorded in favor of prohibition,  the federal government will find itself  face to face with a very difficult problem,  it will be the duty of the members of the  government' to determine just how far  the government's policy ought to be  affected by the plebiscite. The government has really to adjust matters between  the liquor interest and the prohibitionists, to pass upon the vote as an indica-  cation of the;wishes of the. electors of the  dominion. There is no reason to believe  that the present or any other federal gov-  ment would openly attempt to defeat the  wishes of the majority of the electors, but  in this matter there is certainly room for  an honest question as to whether the  people as a whole want prohibition or  not. if it be found that the plebiscite lias  resulted in a small majority for 'prohibition, upon a vote representing about  one-half of the whole vote, it may be ex-  petted that the prohibition party will  insist upon prohibitory legislation, and to  the government of the day will fall the  task of explaining that there is more than  one side to the question.  Tim report comes from Telegraph Creek  of the death of Gardner I���, Richardson, of  Butte Creek, Michigan. Several months  ago when the Klondyke boom was at its  height, the press of Spokane made a frantic endeavor to secure a portion of the  trade of intending Ivlondykers for the  merchants of Spokane. To do this it was  ncecssary to secure some new route to the  Klondyke, which would not put the merchants of Spokane into competition with  the merchants of the coast. For this  reason the Spokane papers took up and  boomed the Ashcroft route as the mostde-  sirable of all routes to the northern gold  fields, and in older to sell goods endeavored to create the impression that Spokane  was the outfitting and starting point.  Several were lured into making this trip.  Jlichardson was one of these, and as a result ofthe hardships and privations which  the route occasioned, he took his own life  after getting through to Telegraph Creek.  Tin-: provincial government is now considering the problem of affording relief  to the hundreds of gold seekers wdio, during the past year, have attempted to  reach the Klondyke by the Spokane-Ashcroft route. It is reported that there are  over one hundred men stranded along  this route, who are iu great'danger of  starving. The government should give  the newspapers, which induced tho unfortunate miners to take this route, a  chance to head the relief subscriptions.  The miners were started into the death  trap iu order that the merchants of Spokane and other places could secure their  outfitting trade.  By rejecting the motion to the effecttha t  Anglican clergyman should not remarry  divorced persons, the provincial .Anglican  synod practically admits that marriage is  a civil contract wdiich may be dissolved  when the contract is violated.  In order to make room for our fall stock of Groceries, Crockery,  etc., we offer to the people of Nelson a rare chance to buy at  rock bottom prices.   For quotations call and see us at once.  i  Telephone 10,  Baker Street, Nelson  an  Capital 31,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  All types of electrically operated mining' and power apparatus  Sole agents for complete Victor Blasting- Machines  We also sell the genuine Bell Telephones  British Columbia Branch Offices  Granville .Slreel ��� VANGOUVICH  Ivooiouay Dial del���NJ<"LSO.\  _?"_s_^__sr_*_; io^rx-I-sto-,  icootennv'AKeiii  AC'K.VT  |.-()H  WIUIO   KOI'K ASH li Iv.VKIIA I. .11.U1M IN'HH V  ,  aril  P laB  &-S id ii Vz  ���1  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 wav of fresh and cured meats.  ni'n��i,<. liv mail carflfullv filled anri promptly forward fid.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES..  : liil. Tin.- liciili.'iiaiil-Kovei'iioi' in council may make Midi  orders as .iiv  ili.-i'iiifil  iii'i'i's-ury  from  lime  In limr-lo  Now that tiie voting upon the prohibition question is over, it remains i'or tlio.se  directly interested to determine how far  the expression at the-polls on Thursday is  indicative of the feelings of the people of  the dominion. The effect oi' the plebiscite is purely moral and political.- it has  no leg.-il eil'ect one 'way or the other. At  present all that is known is that in some  localities ;i certain number, of electors  voted one way, and another given, mini  ber another way, but it is not known how  far even in these localities the expression  made at the polls voices the feeling of the  full electorate. Should the predictions of  the prohibitionists be fulfilled, and should  it be found that all the provinces, with  the exception of Quebec and British  Co-  Where the lower cross cut.taps the ledge  the American Boy has three inches of  shipping ore.  The shipments from the Slocan Star will  be considerably increased during the  present month.  Two cai'loads of shipping ore have been  taken from the .Blue Bird, which is being  developed'by Scott McDonald and D. C.  Corbin. .  vThe Minnesota Silver Company is employing 20 men in developing, the Ivanlioe.  There is a very large quantity of high  grade ore ou the dump and when the contemplated tramway is installed considerable shipments will be made.  On the Sunshine development is going  ahead rapidly. In the upper tunnel,  which was run iu ou the ledge for 3G5 feet,  a winze was sunk 20 feet, showing good  ore all the way in both tunnel and winze.  A lower crosscut tunnel which has been  started to run in uuder the bluff is in oO  feet. It. will' tap the ledge at 100 feet,  giving a depth of 200 feet.  The Enterprise, mine oii Ten Mile has  shipped this season IS cars of ore and has  now lying in its bins at the wharf .'32 carloads or 010 tons. At the mine itself ore  is rapidly accumulating in the bins. No  stopping is being done and the ore extracted is taken out in driving levels, putting in up-raises and other necessary development work.  The contract for the Comstock concentrator has been let, ground has been  brcken, and mechanics and supplies are  now on the spot. Thomas Mitchell, who  will erect the plant, has had considerable  experience in the erection of mills through  the Slocan region. It will not be long before the Comstock mill will be pounding  away on Four Mile ores.  The shipments from Sandon last week  amounted to 075 tons: Payne -'.'50 tons,  Ruth l().*5, Last Chance 30, Slocan Star 120,  Treasure Vault'10.  The Ooodenough owners are in 700 feet  with their long tunnel, and several  stringers of fine ore have been struck.  The bond on the Mollie Hughes group  has been thrown up by W. II. Sandif'ord  in consequence of the refusal of the  owners of the group to group to grant an  extension. About $10,000 has been spent  in development work and erecting buildings on the property, and it is in a, better  condition today than when work was first  stai'tcil. It lias been demonstrated that  nir i-, then- in great; quantity and of a  \ cry rich nature, but Mr. Sandil'ord believes it would require greater capital to  ma'-;" a minn <.ut, of the property than his  company i- prepared to expend, hence the  refu-al to make the second payment.  A good showing of ore has been sfruck  on the Anglo Saxon gioiip, situated at the  Mowirli slide, and owned by Me.-srs.  JJrindle, Thompson. Pyn.an. Colter anil  Nicholson.  It is reported that work will be started  on another addition to the Three Forks  concentrator that will be used in connection with the concentrator as a sampler  building. It is proposed to.install a. complete sampler plant and to -be ready to  receive Slocan ores in a few months. Tiie  sampler will be complete in every particular und will be operated by' the Scottish  Colonial people.  Messrs. Cory and Ward have; bonded  the Eclipse to II. T. Bragdon for $10,000.  20 per cent to be paid in three months and  the balance in nine. I'uur men were put  to work on the property on Monday. The  Eclipse is situated above the California  mine on Silver mountain, and is a very  promising galena proposition. Some  work has been done, but not enough to  demonstrate the great value of the  property.    '..-'-���     ' -'..':  ."���:  c      Costly Typesetting Machine.  P. T. Dodge, a well-known patent attorney of New Y'ork City and Washington,"'  has presented  to the Cornell' universi_5"V  through Dr. Thurston of Sibley .college,  what is said  to be the costliest piece of  machinery   ever   constructed... It  is  the  original   Paige   typsetting  machine,   the  the only one of '"its kind ever  built, and  was constructed at an expense of nearly  $2,000,000.     Besides    being   the   costliest  piece of machinery-'in the  world, it is at  the same time one of the most remarkable  and ingenious.    It consists of over 19,000  parts, and is in  every detail  beautifully  perfect in its working.   It is not built on  the plan of the ordinary typesetting  machine,   which  moulds'its own  type,   but  like   a..'human   being, handles   ordinary  type, sets it, leads it, and distriutes it as  though it  were a person.    The  invention  was a failure in a commercial  sense, for  even after the first machine was perfected  it was  impossible  to   build  the  machine  so that it could  be  sold.   The  machine  occupies floor space 11-A- by 3i feet and has  a maximum height of (U feet.    The  new  gift to Cornell is all the more interesting  inasmuch as it was in the construction of  maehine'tliat Mark Twain sunk some of  his fortune.    It is not known  yet  when  when the machine will reach Ithaca, but  Dr. Thurston expects it in a short time.  As soon as it arrives it will  be placed in  the Sibley museum.  That "White Grouse Trail.  The Ledge: The Nelson Economist insinuates that Fred Hume must have claims  ol his own in the White Grouse Mountain  district because he has promised the prospectors of that section a trail up Oioat  river. It should be a wagon road instead  of a trail, and if Hume has a. claim or two  in that section there are also hundreds of  other claims that are sadly in need of an  outlet. To.jump at the minister of mines  because he is trying to help a much neglected district shows a petty spirit on the  part of the Nelson editor. Hume is an  honest man and should be encouraged in  hi.s efforts to open up the White Grouse  country, or any other part of Kootenay  that is lying dormant for lack of communication. '     To Accommodate Pair Visitors.  In order to facilitate the transportation  of passengers to and from the exhibition  at New Westminster the Canadian Pacific  railway will run seven fast trains in each  direction   between   Vancouver and  New  Westminster, the run to occupy less than  one hour in each  direction, with a ~>0 cent  fare  for  the  round trip, this  rate  being  available from Vancouver and New Westminster.    This is done iir order that visi- I  tors   to  the   exhibition   may  utili/.e  the  hotel accommodation tit Vancouver at a j  reasonable charge. i  .a  CUSTOMS BROKERS  '"���np-1  ITS AUD  BAKER STHEE'I  NT!  lELSON  p^  J A  Received Daily from Spokane at the  TIIK C"III'"A1"I'".ST I'LAOIC IK THE CI TV FOR |.'HUTI\S OK ALL KINDS.  MILLS & LOTT, Cop. Baker and Ward Sts.. Nelson.  -*��5  Tlio Shooting Season,  is now on  Greener, Parker, Remington, ������Clabroiigli, and W. .-Richards' Guns  ���        .The most complciu lino of guns and the lowest, prices in the .Dominion.  TISDALL'S������������.���'Gr"GT_Csr.'::-. STOEE,     VAITCOTJVEB.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G.O. Buchanan, Prop.  First  class   lumber   at  rig-ht   prices     Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  Doors,  Turned Work,   etc.,  constantly on hand.  rard:   Foot Henclryx Street       JOHN RAE, Agent.  __2__  Manufaetured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.  C      I   ' T  HERALDG,  ������  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  UNION MADE CIGARS  T  When  Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned  Lumber   Call   and  Inspect    Stock.  In stock lloiirint,', liiiini;. iiionldiim'S, doors, antl sashes.    Kvcry description of joinery, doore  windows   made    lo   order.  and  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  All  IDON AND BRITISH GOLUIVIBIA GOLUFIELDS,  HEAD   OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  communications relating  to  British   Columbia   business to be addressed   to P.O.  Drawer  505,  Nelson,  British Columbia  J. RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General Manager/   Mt=l   C/^M      R   O  S. S FOWLER,  E.M.,  Mining Engineer I   INCL-OWIN,    U. V_/.  fe^ra^^i^^^ THE Tl.IBUi\r!_:   NELSON, I). 0.,SATlJkbAV, OOIHH-l.JiK I, IK'.)*.  W OF IP  AL  T1EAL  .  Capital, alluDPald-  tlBSt.     -    -'  $12,000,000  6,000,000  i.Ml!l>  .-TKATIK'flXA  AM)   JIT.   UOVAL, President  ���Ion.  GKO.  A.  riHUJIMOiVl) Vice-President  ��<"   H. CLO USTON General Manairer  isr__ii_soisr _3_=.-A._sro'__:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets:        liKANCHRB  IN        LONDON   (Ens-land),   NEW  YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  li.iv mid  sell Sterling  Kxohanse and  Cable Transfer;-  lilt.vNT UOMMICKCIAIi AND TIUVB1,I,KI(K' CUK.DITK,  availahle in any part of the world.  IlKAKTS  IKSUIKD    COI.I.KOTIONH   MAIIIC;  K'I'C.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CUIMIKNT ItATK OK IXTKIIKST 1'AIU  TWICE   TRIED   FOR   HIS   LIFE  The Jury in Each Case Disagrees and the  Accused Remains a Prisoner  Antonio Bruno, the Italian charged witli  tlie murder of Giuseppe I'uerio, had t.he  experience'lhis week of being twice tried  for his life, and the subsequent suspense  of having tlie issue still left in doubt.  The case was first taken up on  Monday morning before justice Irving  and the following jurors: .J. JI.  Matheson (foreman), George Stead, F. \V.  Laing, .1. A. Kirkpatrick, G. U. Hodge,  George de Maine, James McPhee, Alfred  Jell's. Thomas Svvausborough, Thomas  Booth, W. H. Thurman, and I-Yed J.  Squire. Tlie case for the crown was con-  ilucted by John l.lliott, assisted by 11. S.  Lennie. the defence having been assigned  by the court to li.. M. Macdonald.  The admitted facts in the case were that  the prisoner and another Italian named  GuiseppeJ'uerio were employed as navvies  on t he Crow's Nest railway grade about  eight miles west of west of Moyie Gity.  and were known to be very intimate.  -When tlie paymaster visited their camp  on August (ith it was found that there  was something irregular about Puerio's  identification check, the name of a friend  of his having been written in tlie margin  instead of his own. Bruno also complained  that he had worked a few days on a more  easterly section of the road for which he  had not been paid and tor which he held  no time check. The paymaster's visit was  on a Saturday, and tit daybreak  the next morning Bruno and Puerio  started otic in the direction of Granbrook  with the avowed intention of having  their difficulties straightened our..  Bruno got, back to camp that same evening, and when asked where his companion  was replied that he had gone on, and that  he himself had turnoil back because lie  ���was not feeling well. On the following  Tuesday the body of J'uerio \va�� found  four and one-half miles east of Bruno's  camp, and Bruno in the meantime had left  work. He had travelled steadily from the  camp to Kuskonook, and was captured on  board the steamer bound for Nelson on  Thursday.  Tlie crown based its argument for a  conviction upon the evidence which  snowed that the prisoner had started out  with the murdered man on the Sunday  morning and that he was the last man  seen with Puerio alive. That when he  came back to his camp he was (lushed  aud excited, and that when arrested the  identification check of Puerio's. which the  murdered man started out to get rectified,  was found in his possession. The crown  also dwelt, upon the circumstance that-  after tiie Sunday morning trip Bruno  made no effort to secure payment  for the wages which he said were coming  to him i'or work done at the head quarter's  camp, but instead made all the haste lie  could to get out of that section of the  country taking the murdered man's effects  with him.  The defence set up by the prisoner's  counsel was virtually that ofan alibi. lie  was put into the box and told his story  through an interpreter. He said that it  was between four and six o'clock in the  morning when he and I'uerio started out.  That when he had gone a short distance  he felt sick, and that two more Italians  having caught up witli ho and Puerio he  decided turn back, and that i'uerio and  the other two men continued, on their  journey.eastwaid. One of these nien he  said was known to him and before parting company he asked Bruno to take a  coat of his back to the camp and keep it  till he returned. He said that when he  reached his own camp he cached the coat,  which he was carrying, in the bushes, and  went on west to the Ilannington camp  about four miles for the purpose of socur-  from the timekeeper a bank check for $().!)()  in exchange for a time check tor like  amount. He stated that he arrived there  between nine and ten o'clock Sunday  morning, that he was not able to see the  timekeeper and that not feeling well he  loafed around in the vicinity of the camp  for some time. After this he met Eraser,  the timekeeper, who told him to see Ilan-  ningtonlaboiit getting a bank' check for  his time check. That some time after he  saw Ilannington, got the check, and returned to his own camp. He was too sick  to work on the following Monday and  kept to hi.s bunk. On Tuesday one ot the  men who had gone off with Puerio came  to the camp and told him that Puerio had  decided to go on to Fort Steele and take  the boat there for Nelson, and that he  had asked Bruno to take the most, valuable of his effects which had been left tit  the camp and join him at Nelson. Bruno  says that he accordingly gathered up  Puerio's papers and some of his clothes  and started for Nelson, and that the identification check found upon him was  among ihe papers of the murdered man  which he secured at the camp.  Upon one point his  story  was contradicted by the timekeeper hYaser.   lie said  m\  OF  HALIFAX  C.-iPITAL,  SURPLUS,  $1,500,000  $1,175,000  A SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  has been   established   in  connection   with   the   Nelson  Branch of  this Bank.  DEPOSITS OF SI AND UPWARDS  rocoived, and current rate of interest allowed (at present 3  per, cant, per annum).  GEORGE KYDD, Manager.  that he met Bruno coining into tI'm* llaii-  nington camp about ���'! or I o'clock Sunday  afternoon. The importance of this was  that if the time of i he arrival of Bruno at  the camp could he lixed at "i o'clock in the  ai'icrnouii. ii would give, him ample time  to have 11 a veiled four and a half miles  with Puerio, commit led the murder and  have I ravelled eight, and �� half index back  lo Hauniiigln i'-- eanu1. u'uti-hs if Im ,-u--  rived a.i 1 In-camp at. nine o'eloek in the  morning he would have but/ from three to  four hours for doing so. There was, however, good evidence of the existence of  one ofthe men whom he said he left with  Puerio on the road. The coat which he  said ho received fioiu one of them he was  wearing in the witness box. None had  seen the coat in his possession before the  Sunday in question, and in the pockets of  the same when lie was arrested were  papers bearing the name of the man whom  he said had given him the coat for safe  keeping.  This in brief, was the case which went to  tlie jury. There wtis no evidence as to  the whereabouts of the men whom Bruno  said he left with the murdered man. The  police had been unable according to their  testimony to find any such men, and in  other lespects the case as it came to the  crown prosecutor was imperfect.  The jury,retired about.2o'clock Tuesday  morning to consider tiie verdict. At I  o'clock justice J rving summoned them and  asked them whether they had arrived at  a verdict. Their foreman replied that  they had not, that tlie jurors stood eight  for acquittal and four for conviction.  The court then inquired whether there  was any prospect of an agreement, and  receiving a negative reply, relieved  them from further service.  TH  HI  B_AJ_>J"J_���I  OF  The Sccorul Trial  The case was taken up again on Wednesday morning when the following were  drafted as jurors : T.A.Mills (foreman),  F. W, Lys. W. ironsides, A. G. Simpson,  I_. W. Mathews. Joe Duhamel, John Patterson, A. II. Clements, A. Ford, li. 11.  Stanley, Duncan McDonald, and John  Miles. At the second trial the defence did  not olfer any evidence, the counsel  relying upon the weak points in the chain  of circumstances by which the crown endeavored to fasten the crime upon the  prisoner, and upon the deposition of the  prisoner made at the preliminary trial,  which the crown put in as part of the case  for the prosecution.  The feature of the second trial was the  address made on prisoner's behalf by 11.  M. Macdonald. He made an address  which surprised some of his hearers ' who  were inclined at the outset to discount  his efforts. It may fairly be said that he  made the most of the material at his disposal, aud upon the conclusion of his  elfort, received a well deserved compliment from the court.  The charge of the court was against the  prisoner, as there were certainly several  circumstances which told against him.  although they were not altogether inconsistent with the theory which the defence  advanced.  The jurors were out about two hours  when they were summoned and reported  a disagreement. They stood three against  nine for a conviction, and there being no  prospect of an agreement they were  relieved.  As matters now stand the case will  probably go over, aud in the meantime the  crown will ascertain what additional evidence may be secured if any. Two disagreements having been reached upon the  case the prisoner might be admitted to  bail, but this probably holds out no hope  to the prisoner since he has no money and  apparently no friends.  THE   FRENCH   AT   FASHODA.  The latest from Pashoda is to the effect  that general Kitchener has established a  British post at that point, and..'notified  mayor Marchand that he may regard the  territory as British or Egyptian whichever may sound best. The effect of this  Will remove the question of tlie settlement of the territory in dispute from the  army to the diplomats, and Britain being  iir possession and having a fairly good  claim to the territory in question, tiie  pet scheme of Cecil Rhodes for a British  Transcontinental railway from the north  to the south of Africa may lie considered  as fairly safe.  Of tlie British case, Harold Frederic,  the political gossip says: "By no twisting of history can this portion of the Nile  be made out as other than Egyptian territory. Sunweiiifurth so considered it iii  1809. Baker subdued the whole neighborhood on behalf of Egypt in 1S70, and three  years later the unlucky Y'ussuf was the  Egyptian governor of Fashoda. Thus  for more than a quarter of a century it  has been impossible honestly to label this  place No Man's Land. But suppose the  French ignore this fact, a.s do their hysterical newspapers, surely with a navy"of  samples, as Loclcroy courteously christ-  tened it, France can hardly be so mad as  to try conclusions with the English fleet,  an experiment which as things are today,  can only end iu increasing and chastening  tlie self-knowledge of tlie French admiralty, and a striking diminution in their  ships. Of course, the French politicians  are charmed with any new opportunity  NELSON  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District  modest and retirintr liitle man, who when  at school was nicknamed "The Mouse."  I le i�� not particularly clever, but is plod '  ding and determined iu a quiet sort, of  way. The secret of hi.s success in life is  his'talent for keeping on good terms with  the authorities without forfeiting his self-  esteem. Ills friends are unable to understand to what extent his self-repression is  natural, or how far the result of calculation, au he is known to indulge in the  mo-t violent f'n^ of pas.-ion. He is a  reman! ic, believer in the future of France  as a colonizing power.  PRINCE   BISMARCK   OF   TODAY  He Has It In His Power to Revenge Himself  Upon die Emperor  Difficult indeed is the role which falls to  the lot of the^sons of men of world wide  fame, wlio from the outlet of their career  are hampered as well as discouraged by  tiie conviction that they will always coin-  pare unfavorably with the author of the  renown associated with the name which  they bear. They realize that, no matter  what they do, they will always be regarded as 'inferior, to their lathers and  unworthy of their names, that any good  which they may achieve will be depreciated, while every indiscretion or mistake  will be magnified a hundredfold to their  detriment, and that they would have  had a far better chance of winning a  position for themselves iu tlie esteem and  regard of their fellow countrymen had  they not been handicapped from the outset by parental lustre.  This peculiar condition of affairs is recalled to mind by the death of prince Bismarck, and tlie succe.-sion of his son to  the princely and ducal honors of his  father. If ilerbert is today a man whose  unpopularity extends far beyond the confines of his native land, and who is burdened with a reputation i'or coarseness,  brutality, mediocrity, arrogance and general offensiveneiss. he may be said to be  indebted in the matter to the circumstance  that he is the son of the old chancellor.  Just on that account his every fault has  been magnified, while his many good  points have been obscured and passed  over. Thus, if any one were to ask today  for the main features of the career of  prince.Herbert", the response would be to  the effect that ne had distinguished himself above all other foes of empress  Frederick by ribald and insulting remarks  concerning the mother of his sovereign.  Mention would be made of the fact that  while representing Germany in England  as charge d'affaires he had been careless  enough to bring a shooting partyutSand-  ringhatu to an untimely close by lodging  a charge of bird-hot in the small clothes  ot the prince of Wales, this being the  only occasion on which the genial heir apparent of queen Victoria has undergone  the disagreeable experience of being peppered. The rudeness of which lie rendered  himself guilty at the Vatican in attempting to force his way into the presence  chamber of the pope, aud the cruel snub  by means of which his presumption was  punished, would likewise be related,  while no one would dream of omitting the  slory of how. after having induced the  lovely princess Carolath-Beutlien to sacrifice husband, children, and position at the  court of Berlin in order to elope with him,  lie had abandoned her some weeks later,  penniless and in want at Venice.  Vet with all that Herbert Bismarck has  many good points, has done much good  work as foreign minister of Germany, au  office which he held until his father's dismissal by the present emperor, tie is  broad minded, and above till thoroughly  independent, and as regardless of the  favor of the crown as of the good will of  his fellow countrymen, in fact there are  few men whose character is more masculine than Herbert Bismarck's, and perhaps the best evidence of his man redeeming points, is thatsomeof his warmest and  most, intimate friends tire to be found in  England, among such friends tire to be  found lord ilosebery, sir Charles Dilke,  Arthur Balfour, and other nien of the  same intellectual standing, whose good  opinion and regard may be considered in  the light of a tribute to fiis worth. Cue  of the most attractive points in the character, of Herbert Bismarck is the passionate affection which-he lavished upon his  father, who returned it to him with interest. Whatever ambitions the old chancellor may have had were centered in this  eldest son, and it is no secret that among  the causes of his disagreement with the  present kaiser was the refusal of the latter to confer certain offices' and dignities  upon Herbert. Not I'or his own sake,'but  for that of hi.s heirs did he crave for the  rank of a federal prince of the empire as  vassal ruler of the Duchy of Ijtuienburg,  and when tlie young emperor at the time  of his dismissal conferred -upon him the  the titular dukedom of Lunenburg wil.h-  of slanging 'Perfide Albion.' Vet they  care precious little, anrl perhaps know  still less, about all (his Upper Nile question. Jt is not burning or even smouldering'in France today, but it: might be  lighter! up with a posse of generals, eager  to liide tiie stench of their own corruption, and perhaps honestly desirous of  escaping a-revolution by kitting the blood  of Englishmen instead of shooting down  Parisians. That is a real danger, compared to which r'a.shoda is but a harmless,  almost ti ludicrous incident.''  Marchand. the leader of the  French expedition, is described  as an   exceedingly  ���< fu firs!" and with-  e; I'.'der.-il jn inces of  i hat he li id oiu'-ed  lied i o the grmiiid,  ���   lt './A'tt i i i _r Hi   this  out I le> 'rak of ������Bini''  out. a liy -e:i I :i i:c nig i  t.he empire, tins liope-  i'or   hi-   -on   wmc  d-i  !"id hi nld .-ee oi  ! li  empty honor nothing but a di.-appoint-  iiicnt that was almost insulting in its  in'entity.  Herbert himself had no such ambition*.  OV. if lit! ha- i hem. I hey base been altogether obscured and out-weighed by his  devotion to hi- father. Ir, was iu obedience to the hitter's entreaties that he deserted princess Carolath at Venice, and  throughout the old mini's life and his own  he has made his wishe- the first and most  imoerative ot all considerations.  When the chancellor was dismissed no  one took the matter more to heart, than  II'M-bert, who insisted on at once resigning  n'l his offices, being unwilling to remain  any longer in the service of a monarch  who, in his eyes, had been guilty of such  base ingratitude as William. It him-t be  remembered that he had seen the latter  reared, so to speak, in his father's hou-e.'  drawing all.his lessons of statecraft a ml  his knowledge'of men and tho world from  the old chancellor, in whose home he was  treated more .as a sou of (he family than  as a prince of the blood.'  That ilerbert is a dangerous foe is due  to the fact that he holds against the emperor the same arms as those which were  possessed by his f'ather--n:nnely, innumerable documents chiefly relating to the efforts of the present emperor to eliminate  his moribund father from the succession  to the throne, and. the publication of  which would constitute an irreparable  blow to the good name of Germany's  present ruler. It was the knowledge that  the old chancellor retained in his hands  these as well as other equally compromising papers, that was accountable,for the  relative patience and moderation manifested by the kaiser in the face of the oft-  embarrassing attacks upon his policy  made by the great sage at Friedrichsrue  and these documents, the original of wdiich  were long ago conveyed to England for  safe keeping there, are now at the disposal of the new prince Bismarck, whose  attitude during the past few weeks would  certainly seem to indicate that he rejects  tlie emperor's proffers of friendship, and  is resolved to avenge the ingratitude anrl  neglect wdiich he considers darkened the  last years of the life of his fondly loved  father and hastened the hitter's death.  The future course of prince Bismarck  will be watched with interest. He is rich,  powerful, utterly careless of morfarchial  favor or of the opinion of his fellow-  citizens. Perhaps his hostility to the emperor may lead him to undo the task accomplished by his father��� namely, the  building up of tlie greatness, the prestige  and the power of the JTohenzollern  dynasty. Or else, better feelings may  ultimately prevail wdien his grief abates,  and he may be content to remain merely  aloof from court and public affairs, in  semi-obscurity. But in neither case can  he hope to achieve either the lame or  renown of his illustrous father, by wdiose  greatness he will always be overshadowed.  nattm  /f���*^ "^"Tl  Owners of bona fide mineral claims, the  surface of which belongs to this Company,  who desire to acquire title lu such surface,  should make application for same at once,  as the Company is now receiving numerous  applications lor lhe purchase of land in the  vicinity of liossland, ;uirl along the lino ol:  the Nelson it Port Sliuppurd Railway, and  it is ihe desire of tho Company lo give the  owners of bona fide mineral claims the, lirst  privilege of   purchasing   the   surface of  such  claim.  Jseison & Fort Sheppard Railway Co.  hino m  H0RSESH0EIK  Wagon   Repairing Promptly Attended  to  fay a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all kjnds of repairing  and custom wor^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker ai]d Hall Sts. /kelson.  BAKER STREET  llavintr secured tin; more commodious anil convenient, qiKii-li.'i's nf llie above linlel. Mis'. K. 0.  Clarke lakes this opportunity ot' thanking bcr  former patron.-; at tlie Clarke Uoiel for their  pal milage in llie pa.-t, ami for soliciting:! con-  I iniiiinee, of lhe same'.  Rates $2 per Day  E.  0.  Clarke, Proprietor,  THE TREMONT  "**" NBLSOKT  MAI.ONK l< TKKUILLU.S. I'ruprietor.s.  Is one of lhe hest. hotel? in Toad .Moiint.'iiii district, anil  Is Mm headquarters   or prospectors, anil minora.  ATLANTIC    STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  'i'n ami from Kuropean points via Canadian and American lines. Apply for sailing dales, rule-, tickets, and  full informal inn lo any Canadian I'aeitlc railway a Ken I or  GKO. K. HKKIi, (.:. I'. It. Afreut, Xelson.  WILLIAM KTITT, General ��, >, A^'iit, Winnipeg.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  N'lTK'K (IK KALI.'   !1V SIIKKIKK.  In  in : .-"i'.'::i::;i: i.'oi.atr ok Bkitism Cui.i'.viiia.  . Haintiirs.  Defendants.  Heiwoen  William Hcxtku & Comi-anv   und r  Tine liu.i:it Ali.N'l.vri Co.mpa.vv (Foreign)  TN" DliKDI KNTOK Ion writ of Fieri Facias issued out of  1 Ihc above Court to nie directed in lhe. above suit for  llie sum uf$'JHi.liii Debt unit C'OiLs lOjfOtliiM" with interest  on I iii'.-.nine, besides .Sheritl'V fees, poundage and oilier  expenses of this exeeiiliou, I buve seized and will oiler  for sale bv Public Auction at the Court House. Xelson.  on .Monday, the tilst day of October, A. I).. 180S, nl 1_  o'clock noon, All lhe ri^ht. title and intcrcotof the above  defendants in'tho lands, described below, or suflicient  thereof to satisfy tlie judgment debt, and costs in this  aelioii:  Di-trict.  KoiiU'iinv  Disiriel  Number  of  Lots  Lot S.-.7.  Group I  Concise Description  of Property  ICstute  or  Interest  Lot X.'i7, Group 1,  I known as the "Idler'  ,      Mineral Claim.  ;   Kooolenny District  I  Til.lo  Under  Crown  Grant  (Issued but  not yel  registered)  When lo be Mild  .Monday.  October,  o'clock i  Tonus o  Dated tl  the .'ilsl day  , A. I). I.VI8. .-si  toon.  Where to be sold  Al  lhe fronl of  Ihe  Court  House, Nelson, U. ('.  f wile cash.  S. UI-'DGKAVF. Shurili of lCootcnay,  I'er W. I'. Robinson, Deputy Sherifl.  ie I Ith day of Scplember, !i>!)8.  Lan'd and Wokks DKI'AHT.MKNT.  Victokia, li. C��� .July 7th, lSllS.  Hir: hi reply to your letlor of the Itli instant. I ban to  say I hitl I lie crown grant (No. -Kl/81) of lot S.">7 group 1,  Ivootenav district (Idler mineral claim) was Isniicdon the  '.'lltli April, IS>7. to the Idler Mining Company (Foreign).  I have llie honor to bo,  .Sir, your obedienl servant, '  W. S. GOUF..  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.  To H. 11. ICerr. Uarrisler, New Denver, B. C.  Land Kr.fiis-Tiiv Oi'i'ici:.'  Victoiua. A'ltli August. ISIS.  Sir:  liK Hl'N'TKU v. IDI.GIC  In answer to your letter of the iind in.slant., I beg to  say that no registration of title has been registered as to  lot. S.17 group I, ICootenay District, either to tho Idler  Alining Company or anyone else, consequently no abstract of title can possibly be furnished,  Your obedient servant,  S. Y. WOOTTOX,  Registrar General, per K. S.  R.,J{. ICerr. Ksq., Barrister, New Denver, I J. C.  Having closed out his Nelson store, A. T. Garland is  desirous of winding up his  business in this city as speedily as possible. All persons  owing accounts to him are requested to pay the same to  F. W. Swannell before the end  of the present month. Mr.  Swannell's office is in Room  No. 6, Turner & Boeckh  Block, Baker Street.  Nelson, Sept. 5th, 1898.  STEAM   TUG   FOR   SALE   BELOW   COST.  One tug about (a feet long by 7 feet beam, frame of  natural oak crooks, double trained and put. together at  the count, plunked and linisbed at ICaslo with special 111*  limber. Has one water tube boiler of _u If. I>.. tested to  iSO pounds C. W. T.. fastened throughout with galvanized iron; two double reciprocating reversible engines;  one special Marsh steam pump: one double tube metropolitan injector; brass side lights: brass steering wheel,  etc. Fitted and finished throughout and within in first-  class order  The  Following Machinery at a Bargain,.  One steel upright boiler with littings complete. Iii II.  I'., but little used: onedoubloreci|irocatings(|uare pi.siou  stationary engine, 7-10 II. I'., trimmings complete: fly  wheel, il by .">}. revolutions '.'I" x :S1". but little used : .sectional, can be broken into light weights for packing: two  drag saws complete, two saws each : one heavy adjust.  able wood splitter; one lot of shafting, bearings, wood-  split pulleys, belling, etc.    For particulary apply to  HAMILTON BYERS,   Kaslo,   Sandon,  Nelson,   B.   C.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  NELSON.  NOTICE   TO   ELECTRIC   LIGHT   CONSUMERS.  Notice is hereby given that all persons using electric  light in the city and not paying an "all night rate"  therefor, will be charged an additional monthly rate for  such light unless the lights are turned oil' after business,  hours m places of business, and by twelve o'clock in private residences.   Hv order.  ���I. IC. STRACHAN, Citv Clerk.  Nelson, H. C, Augu-l 2.5lli. IS'.fr.  Notice of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  WIIITK UJ.OUP, lir.L'K.lACMC, YEI.I.OW JACK, SITTING  Hl'I.I..  IU.CH .lAC'lv   ITtACTIOiV,   VKM.OW JACK  FRACTION. ANN  sittini;  m-i.r, fraction mink.kai. ci.ai.ms. hitcatk  I.V TIIK NKI.SON MINIMI DIVISION OK KOOTKNAV NIS-  TKICT, AND I.OCATKD O.V Till-: .VOItTII SIDK OK .SHKKP  CRKKIC, NKAK IlKAK CKKKK. ,   .  Take notice that I, .1. A. Kirk, acting as agent for the  biilmo Consolidated Cold .Mining ic development Company. Limited Liability, (vc.o miner's ccrlilieate No.  Ki.liiiA. intend sixty days from I he date hereof, to apply  lo lhe mining recorder'for a. ccrlilieate of improvements,  for tin: purpose of .obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims.  And further lake notice that action, under section .'57.  must be commenced before the issuance of such cerlill-  cate of improvements. .). A. ICIL'IC.  Dated this _'7th day of August. l.SiW. (.Sept. Uril)  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  KI.Vi;   <>!' TIIK   l-'ORKST   MI.VKRAl, CI.AI.M.  S1TCATK   I.V  TIIK  NKLSON .MINIMI DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT  ANN I.OCATKD ONK MILK \\ K.-T OK OIVKOCT I'UKKK ANN  l-'OL'l!  MILKS SlU'TlnVKST Ol'   NKLSON.     ,  Take notice thai. I. .1. M. It. Fnirhaini. of, Kaslo. I!. ('..  iiel ing as agent for II. T. Aitkin, free  miner'.--  i ei'tifieate  Xo. _l.S.'i. intend sixty days from llie dale hereof, lo apply  to the mining recorder for a cert illeali- of iinpn.venn-nts  for the purpose of obtaining a crown gran! of  the  above  claim.   And further lake, notice that, action under section  tl". iimsl be commenced   before   tin:  issuance of such certilicatc of improvements. .1. M.  Ii.  FAIKHAIltX.  Dated this lath day of August.. ISiS.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  "WIIITK."     '" IIAItlU'l'."    "HI.IXTION,"  ANU  ".MV   I'.MKR"  M1NKR.U. CLAIMS   SITCATK    IN    TIIK   NKLSON    MININC  DIVISION  OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT. AND t.OCATKD  NKAK TIIK  DOORMAN  CI.AI.M  ON   KAOLK CKKKK.  Take notice that I. A. .H. Farwell, agent for the Nelson.  I'noriiiaii Cold .Mining Company,   Limited,  free  miner's  certificate   No.  L'.WrA,   intend  sixty  days  from the dale  hereof, to apply lo tin-mining recorder for a  certilicatc  of i in pro', enients, for (In: the pur pose of obtaining a crown  grunt of lhe above claims.    And fun lier lake not ice that  action, under section .'!7, must he commenced  before  Ihc  issuance of such ccrlilieate of improvements.  A.    S.    FAIIWKLL.  Dated tin'.- _nd day of September. ISiiS. [Scpl. :'.]  TO    LEASE.  For a term of years, ihe North west half of iilo-dc 'M'l. in  ihe ciiy of Nelson,   Addrcs I'.osr .'ii', Nelson,  PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION  Under the direction of the Hoval Agricultural  -  and IndnMrinl Society of Uritisb Columbia.  ���  October 5th to 13th inclusive  at New Westminster  IN CON.II'NCTION WITH TJIK CITiy.FN.S* (IllANI)  VKAKLV CKLF.IiliATION  $18,000  IN PRIZES  $18,000  The premium list, is the largest ever ottered  west of Toronto  l'ro-Spectaculur Uombardinent of Santiago De Cuba,  and blowing up of the "Maine." Followed by an up-to-  date lire works display, which has been secured for four  nights.    Laero-.so anil ba-e ball matches, bicycle meet, aquatic.  sailor, and Caledonian sports, promenade concerts.  horse races, dog show -open to the world.  The finest bands in the province will provide music.  Special rates over all railway and steamboat lines.  No entrance fees charged for exhibits.  Premium list.s. entry forms, and'full information  on  application lo  llAvoii Ovkns, Chairman Celebration Committee.  W. IT. Edmonds, Secretary Celebration Committee.  T. J. TjtAi-i', President li. A. & T. Society.  Ai'.Tiiuic Malins, Secretary li. A. &.l. Society.  \V. II. ICkahv, Inhibition Commissioner.  Between Duluth and Buffalo  via the magnificent passenger  steamships "North West"  and "North  Land."  Touching; en route: "The  Spo," Mackinac Island, Detroit, and Cleveland.  ' Connecting at Buffalo for New  York   and   Boston.     Also   at  lake ports for  all   points  East  and South.  k  Two daily Great Northern trains (Eastern  Railway of   jMinnesota),  from   St. Paul   and  Minneapolis connect with steamers at Duluth.  Before deciding on your loute to the East  call on agents of Great Northern Railway,  or write.  F. I. WHITNEY, G.P. & T.A., St. Paul  (Handsomely Illustrative descriptive matter  yant on request.)  cma���_m[fic" railway  and s00 pacific line  Th,e Direct and Superior Service Route from the  Kootenay Country to all Points East,  West, J^orth an,d South,.  Tourist Cars ("V*odels of Comfort) Pass Revelstoke Daily to  St. Paul.    Daily Except Wednesday to Eastern Points.  co"N"'N'__ic,_?io_srs  Leave.  0:10]). in.  Rossland and   Main. Line  Poiqts.  DAILY Arrive.   NKLSOX 10:30 p. in.  Slocan  City,i--. Slocan  Lake  Poinds and Sandon,  Leave.                   I Jail v  Except Sundav Arrive.  !):()() a. m '.. NKLSON" 2:'.'() p. in.  Kootenay Lake--Kaslo  R,oute--Steam.er Kokanee.  Leave.  1:0"i p. in..  llailv  KxccpL .Sundav   NKLSON   Arrive.  ..11:00 a. in.  K.ooten.ay Rjvcr Route-Steamer Nelson..  Leave.                  Daily ICxcept Sunday. Arrive.  7:0ii a. m NKLSON 10::W p. in.  Makes outward connection nt Pilot J Jay with steamer  ICokance, but inward such connection is not guaranteed.  Si earner.-; on their respective routes call at principal landings in both direction-, and at other points when signalled.  Ascertain pre-cnt Reduced .Kales and full informal ion  by suitlrc���iint,' nearest local agent, or  CE0RCE S. BEER, City Tick,et Agent, Nelson, B. C.  W. I-'. AMir.itPox. Traveling L'a-sentccr Aj,'cnt, Nelson.  K. .1. Covi.i:. Dii'l I'a-senijer AkciiI. Vancouver.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Th,e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson an,d Rossland, ar\d  Spokane an,d Rosslarut  DAILY    TRAINS.  Leave Arrive  (i:'.'u a. m ...NKLSON  ...i::�� p.m.  l-.Mlaa. ni  ItOSSLANI) 12:20 p. in.  8::��J a. m SI'OKANK 3:10 p. in.  The train that leaves Nelson at l!:20 a. in., makes clOre  connections at Spokane with trains for all I'ucitio Coast  points. .   '  DasseiiKers for Kettle liivorand Houndary Creek con  ricct at Maretii-i with sIhkc daily.  C. G.  DIXON. 0. V. k T. A.  Notice   of  Appiieation   for   Certificate  ot  Improvements.  .UNOMINICKAI, CLAIM, .SITL'ATI: IN TIIK NELSON -MININC!  DIVISION III'-. WKST KOOTKNAV nlSTIUCT, AND I.OCATKD  UN WKSI'SIDK OK I1IVI-:01'T CKICKK, KOU1! AND A IIAU-'  MILKS Silt "111 WEST OK NKLSON. ADJOINING k'tNC OK  Till:   I'OUK.ST  MINKHAI. CLAIM.  Take notice that I,.I. M. H. Fairbairn, of Kaslo. H. C.  aclimr as a^cnt for .1. JI. Ness, free minor's certilicatc  No. 2.Vi(>. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the milling recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of oblaiuint; a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under section :t7, mu-t be commenced before the issuance of s-uoli  certificate of improvements.       .1. M. K. KAXItUAlRV.  Dated this IStJi day of Aupi?t. IK';?.  Notice   of   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  KII'.ICWAI.L   MINKK.W,   CLAIM.   f-'ITUATK   IN   TIIK    NKI.SON  MINIM.' DIVISION OF   WKST   KOOTKNAV   DISTKICT. AND  l.llCATKD ON MOKNINi; MOl.'NT.UN. I-Ofll MILKS SOiri'Il-  WI-'.ST OK .VI-'.ISUX AND IS SOfU'll WKST OK JUNO M. C.  Take notice that I. .1. M. K. Kairbairn.  of ICaslo. H. (.'..  aclimr a-' atrenf  for T. Kendall, free  miner's  certificate  No. 'Js��i. intend .-ixly days from the date hereof, to apply  lo I he mining recorder for a certilicatc of improvements,  for the purpose of oblainiiiir a crown jrrant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action under section  .'17, must be commenced before the issuance of such certilicatc of improvements. .1. M. If. KA1HHAIHN.  hated I his lXtli dav nf A nutlet. 1S!>S.  <__����  ti'.  mm  &&  i__P$3  w  ������J 11 ?.rt  IK'S' .T-u  '���>>y  ���*'tt=l  T'.T" "  .V "���"    "-' 'I.' '. 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pi..  !? ail8 now sll0Wing a large assortment
of latest styles m Ladies' and Children's Capes, Jackets, and
Costume Suits, iw Jackets, Capes, Collars and Muffs
^___S^sS^isrv=iiT_E3 cfc oo.
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He make a specialty of Mining Railroad and Steamboat Supplies
_*!•■■•     <"ur1s*°'sk wi!l be the most complete in Kootenay
A fuh.line of. <ools,'Cutlery, Stoves and Ranges, Granite, Tii,'ar,_ Woodenware
ARS, GOAL, IRON, STO
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Truax Automatic Ore Cars.    Giant Powder Co.    Jessop's Stee,
BAKEH   STEBET   EAST,    rN-ELSOj-T,    23. C.
and our  patrons  have the  advantage of having a fresh   <?Vonk  ^f
g-oods to choose from at all times iictvl"£ a ^e,._i   stock  of
Baker Street,
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Mouey   should 	
Victoria, when that award nVon«y of dost-
upon hall'a million, tiind.s its way through
the sealers to the luerchaut.s. \V. .1.
Goepel of this city i.s among those who tire
li.sted I'or a .share of the award. lie is
down for something like $*'()0().
The monthly meeting of the Ladies*
Hospital Aid will be held in theMe.thodi.-b
church on Monday afternoon at o o'clock.
J.'1. "W. Loters, district freight agent of
the Canadian Pacific railway, is the
authority i'or the statement that the
Crow's _s'est extension from McLeod to
Cranbrook will be turned over to the
operating department today, i'rom this
date through rates will be established
from all eastern points. At the Fort
Steele junction <i warehouse will be constructed immediately for the accommodation of Fort Steele freight.
Jt. i\J. Macdonald, counsel for the prisoner Bruno in the murder case of regina \rs.
J3ruuo. will make an application for the
release of the prisoner on the ground that
two .jtines have failed to find him guilty.
The application   will be  made to tiie at
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Stock in Mine Supplies "more Complete than Ever
Ore Cars, T-Rails, Iron Pipe and Fittings
Contractors Profits will be Better
it we are Allowed to Figure on the Hardware
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes, and
Brushes.   Also good values
Sponges,
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Whet] for the same money you can secure
torney-general of the province. In the
event of the application being refused it
is not likely that the case would be again
tried at Nelson.
W. C. Ward, managing director of the
IBank of British. Col urn bia, and C. W.
Gillespie, manager of the bank's branch
at Victoria, were iu Nelson this week. It
is safe to say that they found the manager of the Kelson branch holding his own
in the struggle for bitsines in the most |
prosperous city in Kootenay
wood, and tlie hardware merchants should
reap a harvestin the sale of coa.l burning
stoves.
On the True I31ue copper property at
Kaslo, which the Hall jMiues is developing, it is expected that the lead will be
encountered in the lower tunnel within
the next few feet.
i .lu._   u-.iciu  uue cunect/ion or  plaotc
The story is again circulated  that the|^ij   be   rather   unwieldy, and if
The Way They Co in New Zealand
Drunkenness   having1    made   alarming
strides  in  New Zealand  it  has, been resolved to call in the aid  of photography
to put it down.   Jn future any one  who
may be condemned on a charge of  being
drunk and disorderly  will  have  to have
his photograph taken, at his own expense,
and  distribute it among all  innkeepers,
barkeepers, etc.   The idea is that  publicans will then.be able to  refuse to serve
anyone whose   portrait appears in  this
original  gallery;  but  when  the law, lias
been in force for a few months it is probable  that  the collection of photographs
Will      ha      ».o*l.~,. .--!-.- ■•    •■■
w _- «^..»        u._i<.u       uuc
contract will be let iu a few days for the
construction of i53 miles of the Bedlington
and Nelson   railway.    If  the
could have accomplished anything they
would .have had this road built several
times during- the past summer.
The  mixup  in   the sawmill  matters of
,T. W.  C-fray  was  responsible for an  .application for an injunction   before justice
Irving this  week.    Mayor  Houston   is  in
possession of the mil! under ."a ; mortgage,
and the Merchants bank of Halifax sought
to secure au   injunction  restraining him
from sawing upeertain logs in  which  it
claimed to be interested.    The application
was   made   first   cm   Tuesday by  W. __.
; Macddiiaid, Q. C, and renewed   on Thursday when it was refused.    E,   V.  Bodwell (
opposed the, appiieation.
Jacob Dover returned to Nelson  Thurs- ,
day evening from a purchasing trip in the
course of which lie visited  New York and
several   of   the   important   cities in'   the
e»-':ern     proviiu-es.    When     the    goods
which he purchased arrive  lie  expects to
dp. a' business   which will put into  the
shade  ali   the   bargain  sales ever held iiri
this city.    There is just as great a trick in j
Iniying   jewellery   as   in   selling it,   and
Nelson's leading jeweier haiJearned them !
both. !
Miss Minnie  .). Clark tirrived   in  Nelson !
Thursdtiy evening   from  Ottawa, having j.
accepted a positioiras stenographer in tin
    ...i..n,nij-,  uus-i il  a customer has to wait until the/landlord can
be satisfied  that his  photegraph is not
( there, he is likely to remain thirsty for a
newspapers , long time.    The photographers, however,
"thing   thev l ~.>~i.'- 1-~;.-
of .Me-sis.   Charles   A.  -Wa
terman
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One  of  the   immediate   eiTecls   of   the
affirmative vole tin urohibitioii will be the
ought to derive a roaring trade.
Phillips Admitted to Bail.
The  murder ease.of regina vs. Phillips
did not come to trial  at this .assize, and
prisoner was admitted   to bail, the same
being fixed at $10,000, the prisoner's father
being accepted for .$10,000 and foursuri-
ties of $2o00 each to be approved by the
court.    The  accused  Phillips is a son of
the Indian  agent at Fort Steele, and tlie
charge  against  him   is   that   of   having
murdered  a  teamster named Bowlf who
was emp!o5red by the railway contractors.
The case will  probably come up at the
next-assize.	
Slocan Deal Pnally Arranged.
Some time ago it  was  announced  that
John L. Retallack had purchased the Slocan Boy  mineral claim on  behalf of (he
London   &  B. C. Golcifields.    This  report
if, appears, was premature,--but is is  now
announced   that a deal   has  been  made
whereby   the   London  &  B. C. (.'oldh'elds
secures control of the property and   that,
the  property  will   be consolidated   with
the Washington group and worked under
the superinioudeney of S. S. Fowler.
Another Fatality on the Robson Road.
Oscar Johnson, a  laborer employed  on
territories, therefore, tire now without a
lieutenant-governor or an administrator,
aud all eommunicat.ion.s are taken charge
of, but remain unopened, by the territorial secretary, minister Iloss. Of course
tho legislature cannot be dissolved, nor
consequently can elections take piace until a successor is appointed.
The Stamer Damage Suit
This afternoon   the case of Osborne P.
Stamer vs the Hall Mines was submitted
to a special jury after having occupied the
time of the court for the best part of three
days.    The plaintiff claims damages from
the company for injuries caused  through
.falling through a shaft in the Silver King
mine.    The jurors on the case are George
liydd,  II.   (J.   Campbell-Johnston, TI.   B.
Thompson, F. J   Farley, John  F.  Weir,
H. N.  Vincent,  John  A.   Irving and  R.
B. Lemon.   They retired to consider their
verdict about 4 o'clock. Messrs. Macdonald
& Johnson appeared for the  plaintiff and
Messrs. Bowes & Senkler for the defendant company.
Judgment Handed Down
Mr. Justice Walkem lias handed down
hi.s decision re the validity ofthe electric
light loan bylaw. It is held that the bylaw is bad because mayor Houston isa
shareholder in the electric light company;
each side to pay their own costs. The ci_5r
has ordered that an appeal be taken to
the full court.
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a friend for advice
a woman for sympathy
strangers for charity,
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Is something new3 stylish, and "strict
wear.   Every
^SBS7^sssse!S!^ax'ssis<:^^^!issiass^stssias^s^
18 aijcl 20 Baker Street, Kelson.
Are offering special bargains in
Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums
mine could not give as much .satisfaction a.s our
■slock- ot' beautiful glistening gems dues. Diamonds
'in   ihe   rough  are   not   like    the   bn'uitt   sparkfiiie'
conies
hands or
iWi^M'
>_s*^  k®~*>^x&
ciiilci's.     Aj.|ii'ojii'iale .sel.t.itig eiiiiaiicc'  ilu.'ir beauts
We have competent  workmen   to do  this,' and   tin
Oscar Johnson, a  laborer employed  on    mi n -Il
the Hobson-l'enl.icton railway grade, was      I flO 0..0011 '^0^0 CUnnn
j^-;-).':!-^^.'. flying piece t,r rock.      1 lib ^ 116611 51108 OlOPO
Ie was lully _00 leetawav from the bl...s<- I ^ . *J*"■.!. u
"ecr,|i;i ; j/,ii
st-i'eet.  bv
ol' boot
if   ihe   Meer   blot k, on   Maker
lallic  with  a   new  stock
l\
(Jom-
bv W.
.and shoes.
When   the    i/nvrence l Und ware
pany vacate I heir presei'n-   premises   they
wili be ii'.ie.l oul'^r  S. Xeelanrls, and wiil
thereai t"i'   be   known
i'~mpi>; iiim.    -Jt   will   }:.
sfore iu tiie city.
Charles  Hi     I'-J..
.N eelanrls,
-   Neeland's Shoe
l lie largest shoe
He was fully -00 feet away from the blast
but,-was struck in the chest and killed
instantly.      _  _
Story that Sifton will bo Dropped.
The Ottawa correspondent of the Toronto .Mail has started a story ihab( 'lifford
Sifton will bo dropped out of the Laurier
cabinet. As the members of the cabinet
would hardly consult  the Mail correspou-
W.AItl) STKKKT
4 $ts*y^i
sa
-«£&
at I isl.:<: - colleci ion  disj.'laved  fleser\'(;.s a  visit.     Low I       C^
prices- will    he   :-ail!ieieut   indiiceiueiit   lo   hesitating >v   f~
purchasers.      Watch "repairing.-   iewelerv   nianul'ac- 5*^7 i. \
turiiig and   engrttving doiic on   ihe  premise.-;.
WOMAN AND- HER WAYS
*J (DLL,
SL
Baker
Street
l;i.'|i:iii.'in^- of nil kinds done.
Our
prices are rigid,.
I.»arue   has been  appointed
the agent for Kootenay ior tiie company
which is ile"(;.'i>jiing '. he coal fields in K-ist
Kool eiia v. and Che first, train over the
Crow's _>"«••'. !■-•:. ilw.'iy wd\ carry ;i eon^ign-
men! id' I'm- coal for XcLon, Kaslo and
i:>>'-~].-.oil. ■;., -. on: intending consumers
may aseerialu '>vii -i the coal is like bef-.u-e
placing their order- f.-ir I In;-eason. if the
r.wil.-i'-d • he price i-; satisfactory the end
i-i iu sight' of the dTli'-ulties of l.-hoi--e whfi
have tried tf) keep  fires  going   with   wet j
dent upon such
well   to   aMaeh
the rumor however desi>
I'erred r.o ma v be.
MiialLer.it   would not be , . - ;   ■■ — « v.. u«,yo'
loo  much   importance to j appointed agents    IOT   Tzl
.: the move cf- I i\"r--\f    •■"        n —
ible the move re
Peculiar Deadlock in ths Territories
The «eertttat y of state ha« decided that
under the existing law an tidministr.ator
eaunot a.ct when there is no lieutenant-
governor. Neither the .Northwest Territories Act nor the Mrifish North America
Act provides for such an emergency as
a  lieu tent-governor.    The
the  death   of
C. W. Westfe Co. have been
^pointed agents  for H. '"W.
i McNeill    &   Oompanj",    and
| are    now   ready   to   receive
"-] orders for the delivery of An-
|! thracite Coal at Nelson or at
any point in the Slocan. Terms
are cash before delivery.
C. W. WEST & CO
Baker Street, Nelson;, British Columbia.
ordinary
!< n o\\i no-
seem   mysterious    to   (he
man, but when it comes lo
where the best shoes are to be hat
for  (he   least   money,' the praelica
side of her nature stands-out prominently.     We    haven't   advertised   a
bar.o-ain   sale,    but    it    has   become
known thai we are sellinira particularly hue lot 'oi ladies' shoes at very,
moderate prices.   That is enough to
brino* those  who   like yood stylish
footwear.     We ij'ivc a few picking's
from the larq'e antl varied stock.
K a' a       *
Just received a consignment
of Harris home made tweeds
from Talbot Harris, Scotland.
The supply is limited, so call
early and examine this stock
IUKKII .STI.'KKT
NKLSON
4T(S
IRE
MILLINERY
OPENING
Tlie I.'iilios of Xi'l-nii urc rer|lies)ofl   In talio imticu Hint   Miv. McLaughlin's
n|i_niiiij ol'  fall   M Winery will   lalcu place on "Momliiy. .Sopluinljiir llio Ifllli. ■
II. will siniia.S'i niiylliiiiK  nf a   lil<c iint-urc  in  tlii.-i city, mid   llie ladies nl'
Ni.'l.-'on are rciinesled In nltciid.
MI.'S. O'L.M'UIILIX. .loseiiliiiiii Streel.

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