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 Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  FIFTH   YEAR.-NO.-EC  A  ��%  v  ^61  /> o  NELSON,  BRITISH ' COLUMBIA, ��� SATURDAY   OCTOBER 0, L897.  Has  Three  Smelters   in   Successful   Operation,  and   Enough   Ore   in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR.  HISTORIANS   WHO   DISAGREE.  Thomas C. Collins Makes Reply to Gilbert Malcolm Spi'oat's Version of Nelson's.History.  To tiik hditoh ok Tin-: Till muni-;:   J have  read with pleasure the historial sketch of  my old   friend  Gilbert Malcolm  Sproat,  touching upon the early history of Nelson,  which appears in  this issue of Tm-J Tm-  IU7XM.    1 may say in  the startolf that 1  was very much  pleased  to  note the ease  .with which the writer shifts the responsi-  bility for what all the old timers considered   his   own ..personal   acts,   upon   the  shoulders of the government of the day,  in whose service he was at the time.   As  outsiders must always be at a disadvantage in endeavoring to place the blunders  of governments upon the shoulders which  should bear them, the shortest way out  of the difficulty will be for one to accept  Mr. Sproai's statement as beyond  question, that the mistakes-made by the government in dealing with matters affecting  the early days of  Nelson   we're mistakes  which he wtis powerless to have avoided.  1 am also prepared to accept the writer's  statement that when he decided to make  a reserve of the Nelson  townsite in  I WW,  that lie took in  the future greatness of  Nelson with  a  prophetic eye, but J   will  leave those acquainted with the early history of the place  to accept or reject the  statement, Lhat from  that  time forward  Mr. Sproat did all in his power to push  the town along to its present importance.  Tt may be so: but if so Mr. Sproat is more  nitsunderstood   than   any other  man  in  Kootenay.    The Nelson Townsite Reserve.  A.s the  general  public  were  furnished  with no knowledge of the Sproat reserve  of the townsite in IS83 until January "_0th,  ISMS, J submit that  there was an excuse  for my oversight of Mr. Soroat's alleged  claim to the distinction of having founded  the  town    of   Nelson.     There   is,   however, something   mysterious   about   this  reserve   business.     Mr.  Sproat  says   he  made  what  was   practically a   two-mile  square reserve and that it started at Au-  derson creek and included JBogustowu and  t.he   present   townsite.    Such   a    reserve  svas gazetted in January, 1S8S, but as the  townsite of Nelson has no such limits, and  as Mr. Sproat makes no mention of having made any other reserve for the town-  site of Nelson, the logical inference is that  someone other than Mr. Sproat made the  reserve for .lie townsite. Such must have  been the case for the record office shows  that the land adjoining the -townsite was  acquired during  1.SSS and 1SS9 by private  individuals.    Harry Anderson got Bogus-  town, J. Fred Hume got the Hume addition, Newlin Hoover got the Hoover addition, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat applied for  100 acres -west of the Hoover addition, and  another slice on the west of Sproat's was  secured  by A. W. Vowell.    Had  the  reserve made by Mr. Sproat been upheld by  the government it would have overlapped  allot* these pieces of ground save, possibly the last mentioned.  real pioneers of Nelson are those who in  1887 and 1SSS were residents of Nelson.  Since Nelson hud practically no existence  prior to 1887 it is not necessary to go beyond that period for its pioneers. The  men whom Mr. Sproat met in his journey  in 1S83 may have been pioneers of Kootenay, but they would not for that reason  be pioneers of Nelson. Mr. Sproat has  got, the history of Nelson confused with  .what possibly might be a history of  Sproat, and approaching his subject in  this way he naturally makes a somewhat  different history from one whose sole object was to ��ot down' facts and allow his  readers to distribute the credits to such  as they thought deserving.'  That Trail to Sproat's Landing-.  In defence of  his action in  building a  trail from Sproat's Landing totheTough-  mit basin for the purpose of gettiug the  ore from the Silver King group to a smelting point,, Mr. Sproat says that he .was.  merely-carrying out the instructions of  the government and that.it was against  his judgment.   Had Mr. Sproat stopped  here his account might readily have been  accepted.    There are few  things  which  are too foolish for the provincial government to attempt, even at the present day.  It is when Mr. Sproat says that Winslow  Hall and other Toad mountain miners favored  the Columbia river route that he  brings   discredit   upon   his   own    story.  When this trail was commenced there already was a trail from. Toad mountain to  the present site of Nelson.   Another circumstance which should not be overlooked  is that steamers were at this time making  fairly regular trips on Kootenay lake and  river   from   Nelson   to   Bonner's   Ferry,  while upon the Columbia river there were  no   steamers  running   between   Sproat's  Landing and Little Dalles.    Is it reasonable, therefore, to believe that the miners  on Toad mountain favored the packing of  ore HO miles to Sproat's Landing, the boating it down the  Columbia river to  the  Little Dalles  in   small    boats   and   tlie  freighting of it another 100 miles to railway  connection?   This in  preference to  packing it six miles to Nelson by trail,  thence by steamer to Bonner's Ferry and  freighting it from this point to the Northern   Pacific  at Kootenay .Station, a'distance of 32 miles.    To say that some of  those interested in claims on Toad mountain favored the Sproat's Landiug trail is  to infer that they were trying to freeze  out their co-owners by delaying ^smelter  returns for the longest possible period.  The Naming of Nelson.  Mr. Sproat attempts to discredit my  statement that the present town of Nelson was first known as Salisbury. Mr.  Sproat may not know that it was so  named, but. that does not alter the fact  that "'Harry" Anderson, the recorder,  called it Salisbury and so entered it- upon  records that I held. In records of claims  iu the neighborhood they were described  as being- so far from Salisbury, fn doing  this the recorder may have exceeded his  authority, as Mr. Sproat contends, but if  so "Harry" Anderson was not the only  government official in southern Kootenay  who exceeded his authority.  The Love of Anderson Por Sproat.  There is only one more point: that I wish  to touch upon and  that is the statement  of Mr. Sproat that he knew of no difference of opinion  between "Harry" Anderson, the recorder, and hiniself.   As  I referred to this matter incidentally iu connection with the naming of  Nelson it  is  important   that   if   such    difference    of  opinion did exist that the fact should be  established. It may be true, as Mr. Sproat  says,   that   he  loved  Anderson, and  his  father before him, and that he did all he  could to advance Anderson in the government service.    I   am   prepared to admit  that Mr.  Sproat loved  Anderson, but  1  know, and most of the old timers in Nelson   know,   that Anderson  did  not love  Sproat,   and   that   in   speaking   of   Mr.  Sproat Anderson was not even respectful.  It may be true that Mr. Sproat never had  au unpleasant word  with  Anderson, but  if so it was because he was out of ear-shot  when Anderson was expressing his opinion  of Sproat.     Mr. Sproat dismisses the Anderson  incident  by saying  that "Harry"  did not believe in Nelson and bought no  lots   at  the..auction  sale Nof_ town  'lots;  That Audersou believed in Nelson is somewhat in evidence in the circumstance that  he secured  the  townsite  of  Bogustown,  and virtually picked the  eyes out of the  reserve which  Mr. Sproat says lie  made  for the townsite of Nelson.  Thomas C. Cou.ivs.  CANADA'S   TITLED   RESIDENTS  SEPTEMBER   THE   RECORD MONTH.  The Real Pioneers of Nelson.  I do not wish to deprive Mr. Sproat of  any credit which may be due him for his  efforts to secure purchasers for Nelson  lots at the first sale of townsite property,  but I do question his insisting upon a  cash qualification for pioneers. Because  most of the pioneers of Nelson had not  $30 to loosen up for a town lot, Mr. Sproat  takes me to task for calling them pioneers.  These men were miners, not townsite  speculators. If iu their search for miueral they made Nelson their headquarters,  and having discovered mineral connected  their finds with the settlement by trail,  they surely should be allowed to call  themselves pioneers even if they did spit  around  the only stove on  the flat.    The  Southern  Kootenay   Exported   Ore  and Matte  Worth $810,717 In Thirty Days.  During the  past  month  there was entered at the port of Nelson for export ore  and matte of the  value of $188,1S4, more  than half of which was  smelter product  from the Trail aud Hall Mines smelter.  A  new feature of the exports for the week  was an entry of 753 ounces of gold bullion  from the Trail smelter valued at $12,S41.  This weeks exports brings the total value  for the year up to $6,250,701.   The returns  from the outport of Revelstoke for  the  month of September have also  been  received   which   shows    that.,  during   the  month 074  tons  of Slocan ore valued at  $90,-192   were   exported   via   Revelstoke.  These figures added   to the returns of the  port  of   Nelson   show   that   during   the  month of September the mines and smelters  of southern  Kootenay exported ore  aud matte to the value of $810,717.   This  establishes the past  month as the banner  month in  the history of southern Kootenay, but this record will be exceeded by  each  of the three  remaining  months of  the current year, and  the total output of  1897 may safely be estimated at $S,500,000,  and   may- probably  reach  the   $9,000,000  mark.   The exports for the week were:  BULLION   AND  MATTE.  Pounds  Hall Mines smeller. Nelson, matte...  Trail smelter (matte)   Trail smelter (gold bullion);   ORE.  Payne mine. Slocan   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Noble Five mines, Slocan   Freddie Lee mine. Slocan   Washington   Ited Fox, Sliican         Mount Adiiius. Slocan     .  SJocan Hoy mine. Slocan   Ivootenay Ore Company. Kaslo   Iilack Diamond-mine, Ainsworth   Total for week   Total so far for October   Total for September   Total for August   Total for July   Total for June   Total for May   Total for April   Total for March   Total for February   Total for January   Total via Revelstoke to Sept. 30th  Total so far for 1897   Value  . 15S.0I0  . 200,245  ��� 753 o/.s.  Approximate  Tons.  Value.  .     350  .     .Ill  OS  it;  IT)  15  15  IS  .      150  ���17.  .   1.009  S18.S, 181  . 2,144  S3i;0,90-  .  I.(J01  S711.225  5.070  S075.1S1I  . i,i:��i  ��513,832  .  3,401  ��483,885  -   2.995  8397,797  .  ,'i,7f"4  8433.23-1  .  5,822  S(i77,C81  .  5,201  8502,853  .  -1,5.13  $075,500  Sli8U,42l  .12,911)  $0,250,701  Ore Shipments via Revelstoke.  The following are the shipments of ore  via   Revelstoke   for   the   month  of September:  Tons. Value.  Lanark      uo s 1,080  Idaho     271 ,'W.70(I  lioco   120 30.5X0  Enterprise     CO 5.117  Slocan Star,���   ISO 11,211  Mel cor     Id 7,alii  Total.  731  SIOO,572  With the exception of the Lanark's output, all this ore is from the Slocan. The  months' shipments aggregate 731 tons,  and the ore averages $137 per ton.  Employ  Themselves  in  Peddling Champagne  and Doing Chores on Horse Ranches.  Those interesting writers of fiction���a.s  Oscar Wilde has called them���Burke and  Debrett���are beginning to introduce Canadian  characters  into  their  annual  volumes.    We have now quite a respectable  aristocracy of our own���lord Strathcona,  lord Mount Stephen, lord Aylmer, in addition   to   Nova Scotia   baronets  and   a  tale of knights too long to remember read-  ily.   The Nova Scotia baronets, according  to Clark's Manual  of Heraldry, have certain privileges which date as far back' as  James the First.    Then  there are among  the French families quite a grist of emigres and a bunch of impecunious nobles of  the third empire.    In Montreal there are  any number of   comtes and   vicomtes���  most of them  advance agents for champagne houses.  There is also quite a bunch  of younger sons in the northwest mounted  police and the regular British  garrisons  of the dominion, not to mention those who  are doing chores on horseranches, taking  veterinary degrees, and enduring an out-  at-elbow life as farm   pupils.    Many of  these young fellows may become lords in  time because the eldest son  who stays at  home has not the same tenacity of life as  the younger, who is toughening  himself  by the friction  of  the cold  world  in the  colonies.  All these tilings point to an irruption  of aristocracy if imperial federation ever  becomes a reality. The three Canadian  peers and the Nova Scotia-baronets are  more than enough for our sturdy democratic sentiment. Lord Strathcona���the  Macdonalds of Glencoe chortled when he  proposed to cake the famous glen as his  epouym ���and lord Mount Stephen, are estimable men and multi-millionaires, the  last being their qualification for an hereditary title. For of what use is a ci_le  when there is no money behind it to establish a family and found a seat? Sir  John Macdonald', who was a greater man  than either of these or than both of them  together, received a title which died with  him. His widow was made baroness of  Karnscliffe���-au empty honor.-a mere life  peerage���which gave her only the advantage of precedence iu state functions. Sir  John Thompson, another great man, received honors which vanished with his  breath. This is as it should be. In this  new world we want none of the shopworn institutions of the old. We are not  anxious for an hereditary aristocracy,  vast landed estates and an iron law of  entail. Titles, whether they be life peerages or knighthoods, are not unwelcome.  They are tokens of their owner's merits  and have this advantage that, they will  never descend to weaklings who will stultify the records of their forebears. Sir  Wilfried Laurier did nothing alien to our  common sense when he accepted this distinction from the sovereign.  Iu'Kngland there ' is ��� no' stronger supporter of a landed aristocracy than the  middle class, who are, as it were, all lords  inutero.' As soon as a successful brewer  or distiller has amassed sufficient money  for a family seat, he is made a beer baron  or a distillery duke. This keeps the aristocratic sentiment and the hereditary  monarchy alive. But the gentlemen who,  like sir Charles Tupper, Bart., lord Strathcona and lord Mount Stephen, are permeated with the aristocratic leaven, can  do nothing better than to seat themselves  and their mouey bags in Great Britain,  where this federal institution still flourishes.   To Have the Line Located this Month.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company  have nine engineering parties in the field  at present locating the line of the Crow's  Nest Pass railway. The following well  known engineers are in charge of parties :  Charles Garden, of Winnipeg, and i_.  Force, of Ottawa, are locating on Mitchell  creek; Wm. McAthy, of Ottawa, and Win.  Burns, of Renfrew, are working along the  Elk river; H. W. D. Armstrong, of Ottawa, is between Elk and Kootenay rivers; G. II. Garden, of Montreal, is working west of Fort Steele; W.'S. Cranston,  of Ottawa, is locating around Moyie lake :  W. Z. Earl, of St. John, N. B., is working  on the Moyie river, and G. Ilannington, of  St. John, N. B., is working on Goat river.  These parties expect to finish the location  of the line between Crow's Nest Pass and  the summit of the Rockies and the crossing of the West Kootenay early in October.  SUCCESSFUL SALE OF NELSON PROPERTY  Messrs.   Charles  A.   "Waterman  &   Co.  Realize  Good Prices at Government Auction Sale.  The government auction sale -of Nelson  property,  conducted  by Messrs. Charles  A. Waterman &, Company on Thursday,  was well attended.  The bidding was spirited,'and when it is considered that the  lots offered for sale  were  less desirable  than those offered at previous sales, very  good prices  were  realized.    In   many instances  the upset prices were advanced  beyond those prevailing at former sales.  This,,no doubt, accounted for- the bulk of  the advauce realized upon  the sales, as  there were very few instances in  which  lots brought much beyond the npsec price  when it was set above the $J0O mark.  The conditions of sale called i'or the  payment of 2o per cent of the purchase  price ou the drop of the hammer and the  balance within 30 days., Any lots upon  which this final payment is not made will  be offered for sale at a delinquent sale on  Tuesday, November the (ith. Should the  government desire to dispose of the balance of the government property, as the  cabinet minister profess, the upset upon  the lots will require to be lowered, if not  altogether removed. There are not  enough desirable government lots remaining unsold to make another sale an object unless the upset upon the poorer  class of lots is either lowered or removed.  The arrangements made by Messrs. Chas.  A. Waterman'& Co. for the sale were admirable. The sale was remarkably well  advertised, and the catalogues and maps  on hand at the sale furnished intending  purchasers with the fullest possible information. Following is a list of the purchasers and the price realized for each lot:  Name of I'urchaser.  Itoherl. Hum'   A. .1. Marks '   ,1. 1j. Anderson   ('. W. West . ,   C. W. West   I-:. C. Arthur   10. 0. Arthur   I"'. C Arthur   IO. C. Arthur   A. C Ewart   A. ('. Ewart   I''. .1. Farley   '���'rank ti. Graham .  Mary S. Ford   XI. McKav   XI. "McKay   F. E. Emerson ..  .  .-   I1'. E. Emerson   K. 10. Emerson   'I'. II. Xowitl   T. II. Newitt   lOcl Cordingly   10d Cordinglj    I). A. MolieaUi..,....,.,  li. A. Me Heath   1). A. Mel.5ea.tli...........  Ed Cordingly ...........  Ed CJoi-ilintcly....        C.H. Norris   C. II. Norris ...  .  ..:,..  John Elliot       C. 11. Norris'   II. ,1. Evans ,   Frank   Fletcher..  I. C. .Sliaiiierhorn  II. .1". Evans   :....  John .1. Malone  Leonard .Scott..  Frank Fletcher.  A. Ferland ���  T. Loo Poll '.'.'.'.'.'.  A. Ferland ......  A. E. Young.   I,        ii  Ed Cordingly���  ���W. C. Robinson.  IT. .1. Evans .....'  Jack Mathcson .  it n  A. Manson   Annie JUangson .  Alexander (Jlunas...  Harold Selous   W. Troup..  A. Shirley .  Tom 0. Collins ..  Arthur Hicklin..  George Dixon  A. Floury   Robert Kerr.  Further Delay on Great Britain's Part.  London, Oct. 7.-The predictions made  to the effect that Great Britain's answer  to the bimetallic proposals would be delayed have been confirmed. Arrangements have now been made to hold informal conferences between the chancellor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-  Beach, and other British officials on one  side, and the L'nited States monetary  commissioners and Colonel John Hay, the  United States ambassador, on the other,  for the purpose of securing a more definite understanding as to what the United  States aud France expect. Consequently,  the delay of the promised anssver may  continue some weeks.  A Very Faulty Historian.  Editou Ti-iiutnk:--A statement to the  effect that Mr. W. J. Goepel did most of  the gold commissioner's work during the  period of my incumbency of that office,  which appears in a publication entitled a  "History of Nelson," by Mr. Chas. St.  Barbe, is utterly devoid of truth. If the  other references to persons and events  are of like inaccuracy the value of the  pamphlet as a history of Nelson may be  easily estimated. N. Fitzsti'iius.  E. Kilby...    John Elliot   Annie Smith   .     George F. Hayward..  William .McDougall.  G. A. Jackson   Webster Traves    ..  G. O. Htichanaii   J. Eagles ton.   ,1. Normandv   George G. Tiinstall...  George F. Trimni .  ..  (,'. Jiszkowicy.   John Hamilton   Frederick Nickels ...  Arthur Hicklin      John J. Malone   William Turnbiill   C II. Palmer   Frank Fletcher   G. V. Holt   Nols Ghristeiison   John Elliot   Muck  No.  ..    li  .    17  .. S  .. 8  .. S  .. ��  .. IS  .. 1.1  .. 1.1  .. 17  .. IS  .. 18  . IS  . 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THE!   ANSWER   BE?  Salt Lake Tribune: The cable brings  the news that sir Michael Hicks-Beach  will return to London this week: that  then the answer to the American and  French commissioners will be given, and  says public men predict a negative reply.  Who are the public men? Some of the  money-changers in "the mile square J*''  The government knew exactly how those  bankers stood when the chancellor of the  exchequer a year and a half ago practical lj^ invited a conference, or, better, a negotiation with other nations; and when  he promised, in effect, that the "20 por  cent of the groat bank   reserve should be  held in silver, that the Lndiau mints should  be  opened, and  other uses  for silver  be  made.   .Since then there has been charged  up to the British government, on account  of silver, the deaths of at least four millions of its subjects in India,  who  have  died, not of food famine, but of a famine*  of money:   Great Britain might bear i,his;  might remain indifferent to  the distress  of her own agriculturalists; might deride  the petitions of her great trades unions,  but she cannot bear a loss of $1*50,000,000  annually in her export trade to the Orient,  for that means that  new conditions are  being established, and   that, if continued  but a vevy few years, her factories will be  closed.   Giving her credit for nothing except the shrewdest kind of business sense,  we expect a favorable answer to the com:  missiouers.    Sir Michael'has the chance of  a lifetime in making that answer.    After  assenting to a conference, or negotiation,  he might give his reasons.    Some of them  could be these:  First--The world can bear the strain  no longer; the world is becoming so poor  that civilization itself is being turned  backward.  Second���Great Britain can bear the  strain no longer. Her majesty's possessions have shrunken in value 50 per cent  the world around d'tiring- the past Jo  years. Alan's integrity and woman's virtue are becoming articles of barter. The  agriculturalists are being ruined: the  young men and women are desertinc the  country and, all unprepared as they are,  seeking situations where all the .places  are already filled, which is a direct blow  at the homes and the religion of lingland,-  so many must go astray.  Third���British, trade can bear the  strain no longer. 'Because of the poverty  of buyers and the advantages of building  up manufactures in silver using countries  our trade with the Orient is already half  ruined and is receiving' new blows with  every new year.  Fourth -Jiecau.se our creditor class can  bear the strain no longer; everyday the  danger increases of their receiving their  interest and principal, if at all, iu depreciated money.  Fifth���British power and prestige can  bear the strain no longer. Peace comes  with prosperity: mutiny and rebellion  and violence of all kinds tire the fierce  offspring of poverty, of distress, of broken  hopes and unrequitted toil. At this hour  the whole world is filled with that unrest  which is noticed on the ocean shore among  the sea eagles when a storm is approaching.  For those and other reasons we gladly  accept the proposals of two of the world's  great 'powers, and we appeal to the men'  of Kngland to hold up the hands of the  government in the attempt to help adjust  a question of more importance than any-  other one that is, at this moment, the  concern of mankind.  A   LOT   OF   SMALL   BUSINESS  KOOTENAY'S WONDERFUL GROWTH.  The Business of the District More than Trebles  Inside of. Twelve Months.  The returns from the port of Nelson for  the quarter ending September "iOth, show  a wonderful increase in the volume of exports and imports as 'compared with the  corresponding quarter in ISOfi. The imports for the quarter! amounted in value  to Ji5'I0:i.!i!Kl, made up .$*m,*i*i0 duitable  goods, $!)2,(*00 free goods. The collections  for the quarter amounted to $90,(i95),f)2.  The exports amounted to ..$L,fH'0,.l 17, of  which the mine contributed $1,!'"W,2-I0, animals and their produce $1,012, aud manu-  facturers'$22,8:*)!). For the quarter ending  September. 1890, the imports amounted to  but $300,122, and the collections but $(K),-  1-13.17. The exports for the same quarter  amounted to $738,."iGS, of which the mine  contributed S730,:*535. These figures show  that the business of southern Kootenay  has trebled during the past twelve months.  A comparison between the current quarter and that ending December, ISiKi, will  be even .more favorable. A noticeable  feature of the customs returns for the  port of Nelson is that the value of the exports i.s five times greater than the value  of the imports.  The City's Finances to  September 30th.  C. E. Sealey, city clerk, lias prepared a  statement of the city finances up to September 30th, l,S��.)7.     It is as follows:  i:i-:ui:ii"i's.  Proceeds, sale of tleheiitiires    Ijirenses    .  Water rates    Poliee eourl tines   Fin: (lepurtiiiunl, Koicrnineiil grant.  Interest, neeriic'l on debentures.  lHitf tax         .Miscellaneous     ....  lllSltl.RKKMKNT.s.  Water works .  Sidewalks...  Plant, and tools   Printing and stationery...  .Salaries      Kire department     ...  Streets   Special  police   Interest    ...  Lock-up   Health   Don Inx   LiOKiil oxpeiises ..       Jail   Mis-RolI.-meoiis      Hnlaucc'Kaiik of .Moiilreal  Total      ...  .Sio.ooo oo  . 5,210 00  1,03!) 50  -21 10  200 On  312 02  I OS 00  lit, (XI   >'I2���S1!I XI  3.7.1S 3.1  222 01  7.SC 12  .     2.0S0 07  ���111  31  3..10i; 2!l  .10 X.1  122 00  2,2'.k; 5.S  5S 25  20 0.1  2(!2 511  '.) 00  IIO  to  il fi ,S2  3-7.I.0 71  2!I,S2II 08  .S57,.4li <S2  Dyke,  going to  work  The Dutch and Their  The Dutch are finally going to work: in  earnest to reclaim the Zuyder Zee. A  huge dam is to be built from the island of  Wieringcn to the coast of Zeeland, and  the impounded waters are to be drained  off by a system of canals with tidal locks  to prevent the reflow of the sea. The estimated cost of the work is $133,000,000,  and the time required to complete it is  thirty-three years. When completed from  3,000 to .*),00() square kilometers will be  added to the area of the wonderful. land.  Is Disposed of at the City Council's Meetings  Tins Week.  At Monday evening's session of the city  council the public works committee recommended t,lmc the council do everything  within reason to prevent interference  with the erection of Thomas W. Gray's  sawmill on r,he water front: and that  Messrs, Breckenridge & Lund be granted'  an extension of time until October 20th  iu which to comple their contract.  A communication from A. Ferland ic  Co. and others, asking for a sidewalk on  the south side of Baker street, between  Ward and Stanley streets, and for a crossing at the intersection of Baker and Stanley streets, was referred to the public  works committee.  Joshua Davies had another letter before the council respecting his company's land which the corporation i.s  using for the reservoir. As compared  with Davies' first letter, the second was  much more friendly, and nothing whatever was said concerning any alleged  rights of company to the water of Anderson creek.    The letter was filed.  S. F. Calkin had an application in for  the position of chief of the fire brigade.  The council received the application and  decided to call for applications for the"  position. ��� ,     ���        ,  Tenders for making connections with  the waterworks system were received  from Spencer &Ball, The Lawrence Hardware company and W. C. McLean & Co.  They were referred to the public works  committee.  W. C. McLean's tender for the removing of rock on Stanley street was accepted and the work was ordered to be  done under the direction of the city en- '  gineer. The same contractors' application for extras for digging and back-filling  ditches beyond a certain depth was referred to the public works committee.  Mayor Houston had a communication  before the council, recommending that  certain sums be set apart and placed in  the Bank of Montreal to redeem the debentures issued under authority of By-  Law No. 1, and to pay interest upon the  same.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Dow, it was resolved  that $900 be placed in the Bank of Montreal for the sinking fund to redeem'debentures and that $1,250 be set apart and  placed in the Bank of Montreal for January in teres, on said debentures; said sums  to bear the usual rate of interest paid by  the Bank of Montreal, oil savings.deposits.  Mayor Houston was authorized to purchase the necessary pipe to connect the  sewer system with deep water in the outlet. The pipe will be cast iron aud not  less than 10 inches in diameter.  The following accounts were ordered  paid.:   '"..'       .  Charles K. Sealey. city clerk   .  C. If. Woolverton. chief of police .  ..........  A. F. "Mcl-iniion, patrolman.    It. A. Winerals, patrolman ..........   .1. Hamilton, auditor..'.'.-.'.. ';...:'.'..  A. L. McCulloch. eiiKineer <.....          '���'. A. ('reuse, police niaKistrale.   Itobert Oliver, sidewalks :..      A. Allan, sidewalks  ...  I'. Howe ���;.. ::....'.  .lohn Twaddle, waterworks       .....   N". Anderberg. waterworks   John Houston, iniscelluneoiis   .. :..  John Houston, waterworks..     ...  Xelson Blacksmith Company :    E. C. Arthur, coroner.   .....  Tribune Pub. Co., printing,' and advertising...  II. .7. Evans & Co.. sewer pipe packing-   .....  H. .!.' Evans & Co.. sewer pipe. ".'.  A. Macdonald'&: Co.. lumber   West Ivootenay timelier Co.. jail supplies .  .  Xelson Electric Mfrhl Co.. water pipe...  ....  Wilson & Harshaw. dog tags ...   li. I lurry, jail supplies ���-..'..  George Jlel"'ai'ln.nd. inspector waterworks...  .810(1 00  .   no 00  .   so 00  so 00  .     12 50  .   200 OO  .    30 OU  .11! 20  12 CO  13 50  7 50  7 50  to 00  S 75  .-   10 00  .     Oil 50  144 S7  702 00  .3 CO  .1 50  70 00  3 10  1 OO  138 OU  Wednesday Afternoon's Session.  At Wednesday's meeting of the council alderman Malone, of the public works  committee, reported verbally, recommending that the city purchase the necessary tools and materials for making connections with the new waterworks system: that W. 0. McLean ic Co. be allowed  extra compensation for laying water pipe,  providing that the covering of the pipe  exceeds on tin average four feet: that the  line of the main sewer as per section ''B"  be changed from Ward creek to -Ward  street: that the sidewalk petitioned for  by A. Ferland iV. Co.be built. With re-  spect to the sidewalks it was decided to  lay a l_-foot sidewalk on the north side  of Baker street, from the Bridge to, Stanley street. Mayor Houston was authorized lo. purchase the necessary material.  The work will be done by day's labor.  .Mayor Houston wtis authorized to purchase the necessary tools and material  with which to make connections with the  city mains.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Hillyer, it was resolved that a 12-foot sidewalk be built on  both sides of Ward street, between Bilker,  and Vernon streets, provided the owners  of the property lay all needed material on  the ground free of cost to the city.  The city engineer submitted estimates  of work done by Breckenridge *.V Lund as  follows:  Itcservoir  Flume..'..  . .$2,050 7.1  002 50  S1.200 on  .100 1.K1  following  accounts   were  ordered  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Hillyer, it was resolved  that the following amounts be paid on  the reservoir and flume contract:  Iteservnir  Flume ���  The  paid:  Wilson & Hitrsluiw, teaming   John A. Turner, hardware   T. W. Cray, lumber      W. A. Stevens, teaming. .....   .   .        lireckenridge &. Lund, reservoir  lireckem-idge \' l.iiud. Iliiine   ..   Born.  To the wife   of Samuel   Jack-on  was born a daughter this week.  50  12  75 OS  I OO  1,200 00  .100 nn  t here  ���n-r-i !..������.,..< ���!   .,.������, .nn i~."i,i .-Finn I���s ~n 1 ��� ,,,-,.���.--- _.,,-,,- ._-����-���f-u, ��� v- ���   ,.    ���!������    ���fhiwi i--wif ������ ��� i���r.' " riy..|. i ir.n ....������ii-iti--.   ��� ��� ��������� i uj"1���1 * "���" -�� "v ��� ���������-?���*��� ��� __i ���   ����� �� r �� -.���������~jr kv"���_T"- "ilT"!: TTi. ������ ��� rt  ' ,~"      ��.,-_,' > *?-���T' ^TTXTT^H T""7���^T\ Tr���En"'." '_',;'V   ���:. -V. ". .�� . .L"    ���.<' i_-     "^V .- ���" ��� ���:   , i. jC. - -u  !^____^<i____S___i^_.___i ^^'^v^.-: ��>-  J".*vfn:. Ir.^":  -.���i-.V^ai-'i-. r."*':.- , :*Jv'/-*i.:vrf���/���-.. I���-*.'.����� Ji.'.-h-'A K*:'M b"-''"^ >-������*:�� jJt.v_--> w-L-.-, *i, :*:���'��� ri".:< .(#.V.v.,v .vsv-.���,..���:��� . > ^.-,  .-> t&*�����������-*_ i'W..V /.-.--���- ��� .^r.-.-.ir-^w.rt-.-f;, ���.* * THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER !),  1897.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TR1HUNE i- i.'i'i!i��|.<-.i - Situr.-lay-, by Tin-:  'i'ltinuxic I'uhi.is.hm: Cii.,ii'\ �� -,, iii.l will ���/:: mailed  to subscribers on pa.\ ineiii ot Tw> i>oi,i. m;s ,i \eni-.  No subscription tak'.i'i for less i nun a year.  REGULAR AI)\rl-:itTIs;EMENT>; printed at the following rates; One iii'-n. ;3'j .1 yeiir: two inches,  "SCO a year: thi-ce inoho- ssi a \eiir; four inches,  $90 a year; live iodic-.. -sn;.1 a year; six inches, and  over, at tlie rate of &l.3�� an inch per monlh.  TRANSIENT ADVKUTIriEMIONTsJ 20 cents a line for  Ili'st insertion and 10 cents aline for each-additional  insertion. \ Birth,  niarriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion.  JOB PRINTING a; fair rates. All accounts for job  printing anil advertising payable on the tirst of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to    ���  TIIE TR1I5UNE, Nelson. B.C.  - PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA 13AU & FOR IN ���Physicians and Surgeons.   Rooms  3, J and fi. Higelow block. Nelson.   Telephone t'2.  DR.   J.   A.   ARMSTKONG -Government    Veterinary  Inspector.    Treats diseases of all domestic animals.  All slock iiisjiecied al Nelson.   Nelson, li. C.  DR. 11. E. 1TA I_Ij���D-iit i-il. 'Graduate ul' I'liiladelphia  Dental College. Seven years expci-ioncc. Gold and  porcelain crowns inserted. Teelh replanted. Ollice wilh  Dr. George Hall, Baker street.  TXT   J. If. HOLMES. C. E.-~Provincial Lund Surveyor.  1'. 6. box S2, ICaslo. H. C.  AH.   HOLDICH���Aiiulvtienl Chemist and Assayer.  I frill slreet. Nelson.' -  T C. GWILL1M. B.A.Sc.. & W.'K. JOHNSON. B.A.Sc.  �� ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analvtieal Chemists,  Slocan City, Ii. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  ���A NKLSON LODGIC, NO. 23, A. F. & A. JI. Meets  "5x%' ^e1-10"'! W'edncsday in each month. Sojourning  "v��/\ brethren invited.  The Ames Holclen Go's special ''Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain1 boot.  ��ixe  Pribram   OCTOREi: 0. 1807  -Saturday morning  One feature ot' the government auction  sale of town lota on Thursday was the  number of squatter^ who refused to bid  the upset [price upon tlie lots squatted  upon by themselves. By their action such  squatters have cut off any public sympathy which otherwise might attach to  them. The government in arranging; tlie  conditions of sale, gave the squatters  every chance to secure their lots at a very  reasonable valuatiou, and in addition,  ' made it a condition bhafc should lots upon  which improvements had been made be  knocked down toanyouesave tkesquatter  the purchaser should pay, in addition  to the purchase price of the lot or lots,  the appraised value of the squatter's improvements. As there are few who will  bid against a squatter it follows that a  - squatter has an advantage in that his  lots are more likely to be knocked down  to him at the upset price than are others  upon which no one has squatted. When  the government some months ago proceeded to eject the squatters from the  government lots, and announced that no  protection would be accorded .the..squatters for improvements, the squatters iu  their protest stated that all theconsider-  ation they desired was that the government should give them a chance to purchase their lots at a fair figure. The city  council of Nelson espoused the squatters'  case, and sufficient pressure was put upon  the government to account" for the very  fair conditions of Thursday's sale. The  action of the squatters who refused to bid  upon their lots on Thursday admits of  two'.' constructions. They have either  squatted upon lots, the values of which  are beyond their means, or they counted  upon getting something for nothing.  "The first history of Nelson" has been  ���published, and the man who engineered  the scheme is about ready to move out of  town with some $S00 of the good money  of the merchants of Nelson, and the merchants, for their part, have each a little  stack of historical pamphlets stowed away  in their back offices, which they are  ashamed to distribute. From the contents of the pamphlet it is evident that  the publisher did not consider that any  history of Nelson would be complete without a column or so of gush for every man  who had $2;"i to pay for a write-up of hiin-  self. The business end of the pamphlet is much more interesting than  the historical end, butasmostof the merchants are sorry for their part in the history and few will be caught again, no  good can be secured in rubbing it in.  In com meriting'upon tlie proposition to  fortify the city of Montreal, the Toronto  Telegram observes: "Montreal, rich,  " beautiful and prosperous, would be ai  " great prize for an invading foe, but  '��� unless the invading foearrivessuddenly  " he will find that the Montreal city coun-  " cil has already taken everything in  " sight."           The Kootenay interviews of cabinet  ministers are very interesting. Wednesday afternoon premier Turner reached  Kaslo and gave tlie Kootenaian au interview, in which he said: "Tiie revenue is  " in such shape that it is not the: inten-  " .ion of tlie government to take up pub-  " lie works very largely at the next ses-  " sion, except where there are great indi-  '��� cations that they would be reproductive  '��� in the "cnse of helping the mines and  " agricultural interests of the province."  I tis needless to say that the next session  of the legislarure immediately precedes  tlie general elections. It is not good politics to spend money on non-productive  works- that i.s immediately, before an  election.  L  Tin-: action of the public works committee in determining the location of the  main sewer up Ward street, instead of  up the bed of Ward creek, while it may  be more expensive, will doubtless be  much more satisfactory. Against the  item of additional expense for some  heavy ditching for a block and, a half,  the committee sot off tlie possibility of  future trouble with the owners of the  property over which the sewer would  pass in following the bed of the, creek.  The first was easily computed, but the  committee could not tell where the expense  under the latter head  might end.  A British expert in psychology declares thai the future race of men will  use no language, because thought interchange will be effected merely by a species  of telepathy. One of the principal benefits  from this change will be the enormous  amount of time saved in parliamentary  debates. When thoughts alone are conveyed and no language is used, the average parliamentary speech will last only  a second or two.  BRi'j.Mii'-R TurnI-R says that there is  not the slightest ground i'or the report  that there will be au earlier session of the  legislature than usual.  Hi'JNRV Ohoruk, the workiugman's idol,  has come to the front again in connection  with the approaching municipal election  in Greater New Y'ork, having been nominated tor the mayoralty by the Bryauite  wing of the Democratic party.  Contractor:-; Davies and Costello have  undertaken to construct a waterworks  and electric light system for the city of  Cirand Forks for $10,974. They have also  agreed to purchase $20,000 worth of the  corporation's 0 per cent debentures for  9o cents.   ��� ���  Tiik .Rossland Miner is fearlul that the  Canadian Pacific will build into Rossland  and give the mines of the camp the advantages of competition in rail way rates.  The Miner knows well enough that such  would be a good thing for the mine owners, but it also knows that such a proceeding would pinch F. "Aug. Hein/.e. The  Rossland Miner proposes to sacrifice the  welfare of the country so that F. Aug.  Heinze may charge exorbitant transportation and smelting rates.  The Liberal convention was pulled off  at New Westminster yesterday as advertised, despite the opposition of certain  professed Liberals, who did not wish to  have their course mapped out for them  during the approaching provincial, elections. At the head of these was JVC McLagan of the Vancouver World, who  wishes to stand in with all governments  and combinations that have anything to  give out in return for support. At first  McLagan denounced the convention idea,  but it gathered such force that he was  obliged to weaken, and eventually consented to be a delegate. "JVC" is one of  the provincial Liberals who. has grown  gray in the service, but even yet his heart  yearns for the flesh, pots of Egypt. It  looks as if he has at last come to the point  where the roads divide. In either case  the choice will be hard, for J. C to make.  One of sir Frauk Smith's sons in Toronto  has compiled au official society register  for the city of Toronto. This register  shows that there are 1300 persons in To-  ronto in good society. While it is difficult  to know just what standard the compiler,  of this register set for his good society  qualification, it may be presumed that he  means that there are 1300 people in Toronto whom one could safely invite to  dinner without incurring the danger of  having the spoons stolen. If in Toronto  with close upon 200.000 people there are  only 1300 who can qualify socially, it would  be interesting to know how many could  qualify in Nelson with its WOO people.  The dispatch from the east to the effect  that the Liberals would take up the proposition to increase the provincial subsidies  is not borne out by the Toronto Globe.  While the Globe holds that some rearrangement of the subsidy system may be  necessary it does not favor any increase.  The sentiment of the Liberal party of  Ontario is against any subsidy system  whatever. The Liberals of Ontario are  ()ll record in this matter, having declared  that the subsidy system led to extravagance on the part of the provincial legislatures, that it gave then, the power of  spending money without the responsibility of collecting taxes. The Liberals came  pretty close to the mark ^ in the case of  British Columbia.          Tiii'-ni'' tire few idle men in Nelson at  present. The construction of the waterworks and sewerage systems offered employment  for  many and   those  who  did  not secure work upon either of these undertakings had an opportunity this week  of goiDg to work upon the wagon road  which Dave McBeath is constructing from  the end of Kootenay lake into east Kootenay. All those employed upon city work  receive $2 per day while those employed  on the wagon road receive but $1.50 per  day. This is due to the action of tlie  city council in making it a condition in all  municipal contracts that not less than $2  per day shall be paid.,for labor.  The earnings of the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company continue to increase  and the company's stock has commenced  to climb up near par. For the last week  in September, the gain in earnings over  the,corresponding period of last, year was  $250,000. This-increase' is the largest in  the history of the company, being $100,000  more than any increase since the road  was built.   COCAINE   CHEAP.   AND   ABUNDANT.  Imports of, the Insidious Drug Quadrupled, in  the -last Three Years.  , Within the past three years the importations of cocaine to the United States  have almost quadrupled. This is a startling and siguifieant fact. Figures a.s to  the cocaine, crude and finished, imported  into this conuntry are hard to get, but  the best estimate, that of the custom  house people and representatives of one  of the leading drug houses, is not far from  $300,000. Cocaine is made from cocoa  leaves, and the main country supplying  these leaves is Peru. While in 1S0-1 the  value of the cocoa leaves imported from  Peru was $.l.,2S7, the figures in. tlie fiscal  year just closed had increased nearly  four-fold, being $5d,122. The duty on  crude cocaine and the finished product is  the same. 25 per cent. Cocoa leaves are  likely to suffer in course of transportation  by decomposition, and this can be avoided  by treating the leaves crudely, but as this  half prepared product is subject to the  same duty as the finished product, it does  not pay American manufacturers to import the former. That, however, goes to  Germany, where it is made into cocaine.  The imports of cocaine from Germany at  this port for the last fiscal year amount  nearly to $100,000.  It is difficult to divine the remarkable  increase in the use of cocaine into legitimate or medicinal use, aud illegitimate  use by victims of the cocaine habit. But  it is certain that the increase of -100 per  cent in three years is by no means wholly  legitimate.  In tho slight di ife re nee between the  spelling of coca and cocoa there is tin opportunity for a mix-up in tabulations,  which some clerks never miss. Ship's  papers often come to the customs house  with importations, of one product noted  when the other is meant.  The reduction in the price of cocaine  has had a considerable effect in popularizing the drug. It used to cose $5 or $0 an  ounce, but now tin ounce can be bought  at any wholesale house for $2, and m> embarrassing questions asked. An ounce of  cocaine will last the heaviest single user  through the season.  There are physicians who will not use  morphine or any dangerous drug to alleviate a recurring pain. One of the foremost specialists in nervous diseases, in  New York told me that for years he.hail,  not given morphine in any form, and he  knew of other doctors .who took similar  grounds. Neither would he use cocaine  for neuralgia. There are other drugs, he  said, which will give relief, without the  danger of fastening upon the patient a  habit which could not be shaken off.  Even if these drugs are not taken, as a  stimulant, their constant use requires  larger and larger quantities toreduce the  pain. As a local anaesthetic cocaine is  valuable, but not invaluable. In surgical  cases it is extremely useful in making any  part insensible to pain. The effect it  purely local, however, and never can result in the formation of a habit.  Said a member of the faculty of the  College of Pharmacy the other day: -''I  believe the cocaine habit is growing fast.  There's an old eastern proverb, which,  slightly changed, says: 'First the man  takes morphine, then the morphine takes  morphine, then the morphine takes the  man.' It is much the same with cocaine.  Indeed, terrible as is the morphine habit,  the cocaine habit is even worse, because  itleads quickly and inevitably to insanity,  from which no one can recover. I knew a  bright young doctor who wanted a stimu-  lous to enable him to do a prodigious  amount of work. Me was familiar with  the powers aud the wouders of cocaine,  and began to take it hypodermically,  thinking that when the rush was over he  could stop. The rush is over with, him  forever, and he has stopped, but he is immured iu a retreat known only to his family, and is a hopeless lunatic.  "It is not a boy's habit, this taking of  cocaine. There are plenty of boy opium  smokers, and no end of fast women to  keep them company. But the victims of  cocaine are usually in the prime of life,'  from 30 to 10 years old. They may have  been introduced to the drug by the family physician, who has advised its use for  the relief of neuralgia, or who has used  it in spray in throat and nose troubles; or  the dentist may have made operations  upon the teeth painless by cocaine: or,  again, in tlie various preparations of,  cocoa and kola wines they may have had  their first taste. These wines hardly could  hurt if the use of cocaine stopoed there.  But many times it does not. After a while  the exhilaration and good feeling due to  the wine does not come. Something  stronger is needed. Then1 comes the cocaine, pure and simple. Once in the clutch  of the drug, not one in a thousand breaks  away.  "The druggist who sells morphine or  cocaine, or any similar drug, without entering the record upon his 'death-book,'  does so iu defiance of law. Vet we know  that many druggists do carry on this unlawful trade.    Kven if the law regarding  <r%  e  era! Electric  ompany,  Capital $1,500,000.    Head "Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices      ar��^$Lti��{^^sn      Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.    Roebling's Wire  .   R��Pe-   Zl^A'oZaSS0}.FRANK DARLING, Agent.  the retail sale of drugs were observed to  the letter, that would not prevent the  man or woman who wanted the stimulant  from getting it. Whoever want* these  drugs can buy them without let or hindrance from the whole-ale drug nouses,  llere the buyer is assumed to be a retail  druggist, and no questions are asked. The  law does not touch this sale of drugs, and  in this manner a large number of those  addicted to drugs get their supplies regularly,'- and they run no risk of being  known, as they would in any retail store  in the neighborhood of tlieir homes."  Powell and His Stage Route.  J. B. Powell, the civil engineer who did  considerable talking here about the construction of a stage line unto the Vukon  has reached Toronto. Of his company's  intentions he says: "Our company has a  charter from British Columbia. We propose to build a toll road from l.dmonton  through the JVace River country ami Cas-  sian plains to Fort, Lined, over 1.0(1(1 miles.  Near Fort Liard we will take lo the Pelly  river, by which we will reach the Vukon.  The land route is an easy one. Nature  has opened a valley clear through the  Rockies, the only one anywhere. We will  follow {that. Most, of the route is level  and there is little depth of snow in winter. The highest elevation the road has  to cross is not over _,200 feet. We will  run a stage linn I'or passengers and will  team freight',. Relay stations with change  of horse-; will-he established every twelve  miles or so. Tints our stages will cover  100 miles or more a day easily, and we  will put passengers ou t.he. Pelly river in  less than two weeks from l.dmonion.  Will start about March 15th  with about double: its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs under  contract for earl)' delivery.  The Planing Mi  and Factory  Is now running full Mine under-the'management  of C. E. Doty, 11 competent druughbsmu.11 and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.      ��� ���  '   '.���''.  New Designs  In house interiors, ollice and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book eases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders Cor all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  Direct from Belgium expected this month. I tough  and'dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  Yard and branch ollice foot of  Heiidryx Sire  Nelson.  G. 0.  TREM0NT  _STl_lLSO_tNr  MALONK & TRKGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is 0111! of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters  or prospectors and miners.  J. GL DICKSON  "_.__!_____,   ESTATE  _5__st_d co_v_ivi:_:ssio_sr __vC3-__l_Sr_?  _v_:i_>Ti_src_r _3je?,ok:__ii.    .  BEALKY BLOCK, BAKK.R BTHKKT, NKLSON.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, wilh offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. d. G.  DICKSON.  NOTICE.  Having appointed \V. .1. (i. IHcksnn lncnl agent for  ddition A to the townsite of Nelson, intending' pur-  lascrs of lots, or persons wishing Information, plans, or  Add  oh  price-lists ofthe addition, will please apply to him.  V. O. TNNKS.  LJl\H o  AND  Always Reliable and as Represented For Sale by all Leading Dealers  Manufacturers of Brushes  UllOa        Brooms and Wooodenware  Columbia & Kootenay  aiSway &. Navigation Co.  IfAVK  Business Lots  On Baker and Vernon si reels and plenty  iil'igood 1  in   the  government   uiwnsile   of   Xi-lson.  Sale  Appl.\   to  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  Lots  to  The Kootenay  pewini  "__i_vni_r-E_Di  T_EFi_A_I_I___   _B_ O.  .MANl.KAOTUUKUS.  HOTTLKRS. ANO  WIIOLUSALK 1>KA'--I-'l!S IN  FfftNK FLETCfjEf., Trustee.  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Glass Wheelwright  Special attention given to all lu'nds of repairing  ai|d custom' worl( from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker at]d Hall Sts. flelson.  UNDER fJEW M/\NAGEMEfJT  Carbonated Drinks and  I in era! Waters  MA NAG FAl S FA.SOS  BRANCH  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  BALFO-CTB  This ,famous and delightful   summer  resort  has licen  taken  over by the above  llrm and will  be con-  dueled in the future in a tlrst-olass manner  GOOD SHOOTING AND FISr|ING  LAWN TEJMIS GROUNDS  COOL PIC-NIC GROVES  .     PARTIES PROVIDED FOR  RATES:   8. Ul) A NI) $2 iiO 1' K11 1) A V.  Lumber Co.  A complete stock of Building Lumber of  all  l^inds will  now be  l^ept  at  Nelsoi].  Near curlier Victoria and Stanley streets  Views of all parts of Kootenai ���,,- T   ,  Koom (i,  Clements & Hillyer Block. Nelson  "ROOTVC^ -Utlie Muviirin block either by Ibeday  _.liW_/_.V_.K_J week or monlh wilh all modern improvements. Next door to fruit fair building, 117 Post  slreet. bcl ween liiverside mid .Main  MRS. (IKO. II. \vnni)S. Spokane, \\ash.  Charles St. Barbe, Agent.  povideoee Fup Co.  Providence. K. I., wants all kinds of Ituw Furs,  skins. Giiiseni;, Senecn. Kte. Prices (piotcd for  next .sixty days are a.s follows:  SILVIOR KOX   HKAI!         ;   OTTKIl   MARTIN   BKAVKIt (per pound!  WOLK   RICH KOX       MINK       SKUNK    OKAY KOX   HAT   SIS 00 to  ?lf)() 00  5 Oil to  20 110  1 00 (0  II 00  2 00 to  !) 00  ��� 00 to  :i ,io  1 00 to  a 00  1 00 to  ���100  7;'> to  ���2 00  ���il to  100  ,">ll In  7fl  ���11) to  !>f>  Price li-i on all other furs and skins furnished ujion  application. Kull prices guaranteed, careful selection,  courteous treat men!, and iinniediale remittance on all  coiisignmoiils.  ��i>IJ_"_?  ������- ;.���������-  'Sv.'ii'.it 1 ��� ui i-igtigt THE  TRLBUjSTE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, OOTOBELl i>, ,1897.  o  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOI  Hon.  K   S.  D STRATHCONA   AND   MT.  GEO. ,A., I)IJ U.MMOND   CLOUSTON   ROYAL, President   Vice-President  .. .General "Manager  _sr:__:i_so_sr  _3_a^."isrc_E3:  M. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.   ,  HHANCUK8  IN        LONDON   (England).   NEW YORK.   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  uy and sell Sterling  Exchange and  Cable Transfers  OICVNT OOM.MKKCIAL AND TKAVKLLKKS' CKK.DITS.  available in any part of the world. '  OltAKTS   ISSUED    COLLKCTIONK  MADE; KTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KATK OK INTEREST (al, ]iresent) 3 Per Cent.  NELSON'S   EARLY   DAYS.  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat Tells of the Section of  the Townsite In 1883.  On the subject", of the earlier history of  Nelson, 1 have to say thnt, in pursuance  of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway and  Transportation Company Act, 18S.'5,  (what is commonly known as the Ainsworth scheme), a reservation, dated May  2*'rd. 1883, wus placed upon all the land  betrinninp: at a point fii'ien miles from the  frontier and extending six miles hack,'  through and throughout Kootenay lake  and its navigable tributaries, and upon a  further tract from the outlet of Kootenay  lake lo the Columbia river, together with  other extensive tracts mentioned in tho  said act.  This reservation was cancelled on the  2;*ith of January, 1888, so as to open the  lands on the tilth of February, I8S8, as per  the following C'a/.ette notice:  Lands and Wokks Dki'aktmknt,  VirromA. H. C, January '.'">lh, ISSS.  Notice is hereby given that the reservation placed  ii|ldii cei'tain lands in ICoot'Miay district, in consideration of llie provisions of the "Columbia S: Koolenay Railway and Transportation Company Act. IMtt,"  noiice of which was published in Ihe British Columbia  Gazelle and dated i.'ii'd May. ISS."', has been cancelled,  and thnt the lands referred to will be open lo -ale and  pre-emption one month from the date hereof.  I'\ (1. VERNON.  Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works.  The object, of this cancelling was, among  other reasons, to give effect to the selection of certain reserves, including the Nelson townsite, marie by the Farwell-Sproat  expedition of 1.883, as per the following  'Gazette notice:  Lakhs and Wouks Dki'aktmknt.  Victoria, H. C. January L'liMi.' ISSS.  Notice is hereby given thai lbe following deserihed  blocks of land have been roserved from saleorsctllenient  until further notice, .viz: '  1st. Commencing at the head of tlie West Arm of  IC ootenay lake, on the south-bank of the outlet, thence  south two miles, thence west two miles, tbenee north  two miles more or less to the. Kootenay river, thence fol  lowing the windings of said river to the point of commencement.-  'Slid. Commencing at the mouth of Rear ereek, opposite Fort Sheppard. thence northerly along the Columbia  river II) chains, thence east, .0 chains, thence south 20  chains, (hence west'JO chains more or-less to the Columbia river, thence following the bank of the said river to  the point, of commencement.'  ,'trd. Beginning at the norl beast corner ofthe Hudson's Bay Company's land nt fort Slieppard. thence west  one mile, thence north two miles. (hence cast, one mile  more or less to the Columbia river, thence south along  the bank of the said river to the place of commencement.  >lth. A square block offorty acres fronting on the east  side of the ..Columbia, river, on the Mat about two miles  north of the month of Kootcnav river, known as "Sproat's  Landing." F. G. VERNON,  Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works.  , The above disposes of the question  Mr,  Buntiutr's  pre-emption at Nelson  of  in  1887���-he having made, of course unwittingly, an untrue declaration -that the  land which he sought to acquire was unreserved. '   ���   '  As regards the above expedition, I was  directed by the government, on the 12th  July, 188*3, to accompany Mr. Farwell to  the then almost unknown Kootenay, and  to examine and report upon its character  and resources generally, including the  question of lands likely to be required for  Indian and other reserves. The primary  object of the expedition was in connection with the said Ainsworth scheme, and  also the Grohman reclamation scheme.  These schemes had been rather hastily  sanctioned by the legislature upon imperfect information. We examined the  country from the Columbia river at Fort  Sheppard to the rocky mountains. Iu the  division of the work of the commission,  Mr. Farwell attended chiefly to engineering questions, and 1 to land questions���the  selection of reserves having been my sole  business previously during more than  four years. I did the best I could, in the  absence of your correspondent, Mr.  Thomas Cottrell Collins, who did not illuminate this portion ofthe district by his  presence until five years after my work  was accomplished. ���'  I examined and selected the Nelson reserve on the oflth and 81st of July, 1883.  The place at once struck me as remarkable, being situated at the head of navigation, and within the the lowest pass  through the Selkirks, for a distance of three degrees north from the  frontier, and covering the angle of two  valleys. It is the most remarkable natural  site in the province. "Whatever else 1  shall find in Kooteua,y," said I, "this place  shall be reserved if the Ainsworth scheme  falls through, or the land should prove to  be upon an alternate government section."  My reserve started from the mouth of the  creek now known as Anderson creek, and  included "Bogustovvn" and the present  townsite.   There endeth the first chapter.  According to the gold commissioner's  report, there were four mineral claims at  Kootenay lake in 1882, which number increased in .1.888 to nineteen claims, employing about forty men. The Toad mountain  section had not been prospected, but Mr.  Ji. I.. Sproule told me in .1883, a.s we sat on  a log on this reserve, that he believed  that these mountains and over by the  Vmir region (now so called), were mineral  of Nelson were men spitting around the  only stove on the flat, who would not offer'$30, (half at seven months) for a Baker  street lot, and that I, who selected and  marked off the townsite five years before  any of them appeared.on the ground, and  had since then directed every move of the  game against heavy odds, had, in reality,  nothing whatever to do with the history  of the town. There is a heap of fun in  this old world if one opens his nature to  enjoy it. For instance, taking up another  subject, I have never been able to discover  what or where "Sproat's Lauding" was.  It is on the map and on the lip, but, like  Collinsian history, I am afraid there is  nothing "into" it. All that I. know about  the inatter is that, according to my diary,  on the 23rd of October, 1888, I saw from  my r-anop, a towel  attached to a pole on  -bearing, aud that he proposed to prospect  them. Mr. E. Kelly, in JSS3, was gold  commissioner for the whole Kootenay  district, with headquarters at Wild Horse  creek. Mr. Vowell succeeded him with  headquarters at Donald, and Donald was  headquarters for the Kootenay lake section until March 14th, 18S8, when West  Kootenay was formed.  . After completing my reports on Kootenay, (Mr. Karwell and I made separate  reports), I had to be on hand during the  session of ISS'l, and was engaged during  the remainder of that year on the the  eastern boundary (Kootenay) question  aud the Jlalifax award question. Early  in I88f) 1 took up my residence in Kootenay, and have brien in the district ever  since. My first appointment, ou the 21st  of April. 1885. wnn simply thatof a stipendiary magistrate, to reside at Farwell.  The whole district was separated into  divisions on the "5th .January, J887, and  north JCootenay was placed administrat-  under me, but it-did not,include the Kootenay lake section. A new arrangement  was made, as ahove ��aid, on March 1-lth,  1888, when West Kootenay was formed,  including the Ivootenay lake section,  which then came under my care, with  headquarters at Farwell (Jievelstoke).  My first efforts in connection ,with this  Kootenay lake section���the 1883 reserves  I'or  public purposes  ha.ving  been   gazetted���were for a   mining  recorder  and  a  trail appropriation.    These were secured,  but nor, easily, for the province was poor,  the section undeveloped, and the returns  from   Kootenay   very  small.    The  trail,  which Mr. Collins refers to, was the first  public works undertaken in this section,  and there are matters connected  %vith it  which  apparently  he did  notj and  perhaps,   could   not know.     There  was no  town  at   Nelson���only  ,a   reserve   for a  town���and the policy of the government  in relation to the Toad mountain discoveries, was to draw the ores westward to  Canadian   transportation  lines.     My instructions were to connectToad mountain  .vith the Columbia river, and to do nothing   else   with   the.   appropriation.    The  trail   wtis   made,  generally   to   suit the  wishes of the Toad  mountain 'miners,.expressed   through Mr.   Winslow  Hall and-  others.    Personally, considering the long  packing and the ferry, I did not believe  that ores could be drawn Canaidiauwards  without a  railway to the Columbia, but  asau oflicer 1 obeyed instructions.    One  defect of Mr. Collins as a historian, is that  lie takes no account, of tho government of  the   province.    Me   would  find  that the  government is an  important factor  were  he connected with public affairs.  This has led  him   into another misconception, which, as bearing directly on the  history  of Nelson, may  be hero  noticed.  The question of convenient headquarters  for the elongated West. Ivootenay district  arose as soon tis the district was  formed.  Hevelstoke wtis convenient for the north,  but  inconvenient  for   the south.    There  was nothing to justify two administrative  centers.    On a mere map view, some point  on the Columbia rivet appeared to be convenient for  both north and south.    The  government had an 1883 town  reserve at  the Columbia river end of the Toad mountain trail.    Nakusp   was. suggested to me,  and   was   particularly, favored   by  chief  commissioner Saiithe.    The great length  of  the district,   aud   also   climatic reasons   not    appreciable    by   persons   at   a.  distance,   however,   convinced   me   that  there could not be a single administrative  centre, and that the two real points were  Jievelstoke and Nelson.    I never wavered  in this belief, and the suppositions of Mr.  Collins  to  the contrary are  wholly unfounded.    I   had   no    personal   interests  anywhere south of Revelstoke.    The little  railway, construction  town of Sproat, on  my hrother's farm, did not appear until  1890, and never was nor could have  been,  a rival of Nelson.    But, uuxler the circumstances above stated, the 18S3 government  reserve ou  the  Columbia where Messrs.  Montgomery, Linsley, Lemon and others  located, was, in a sense, for a time a rival  of Nelson as a  government centre.   Its  existence hampered my efforts during the  summer of 1S88, to obtain  permission to  start a town on the outlet reserve at Nelson. Finally, but only in September, 1SS8,  I obtained permission to arrange for the  sale of lots at   the   latter   place  before  winter set in.   The question was how to  get buyers, for had I failed to start a town,  the chauces of the government favoring  .the site at any time would have been reduced.    Strange as it may appear to Mr.  Collins,   the   real difficulties   were   that  neither the government nor. the  people  down here had any faith in Nelson.    One  advantage in the delay in authorizing me  to start Nelson, was that the Silver^King  ore began to go out by Bonner's  Ferry,  showing that the Columbia route  could  not compete, and that there was sure to  be a village at the outlet even if it never  became a capital.    Accordingly   making  up a sketch map from  the rope survey  which had been earlier made, with  what  proved to be wise provision, I wrote hundreds   of letters  to  persons  throughout  British Columbia and Washington territory, descanting on the future glories of  the capital of southern Kootenay, but as  it proved, with  little success.    The  solitary bid at the auction from anyone outside   of Kootenay,   was  from   Mr.  A. A.  Green  of   Victoria,   who  purchased  two  lots.    Every other buyer at the auction  except J. F. Ward and G. H. Colwell, was  a Jievelstoke or Donald man.   The people  here either were unable to buy or had no  faith in the place.   Vet this veracious historian  of  the name of Collins, .has  the  hardihood to affirm that the real pioneers  the Columbia river bank somewhere about  the mouth of the Kootenay river.   The  object attracted one who had not enjoyed  a good wash for several months.   On landing  I found also on  tlie  pole,   an   yeast;  powder can containing a letter addressed  to me from Kootenay lake.    The incident  and perhaps my pranks with the  towel,  amused the Indian crew, and they, 1 suppose, spoke and continued to speak of the  place where "Mr. Sproat landed."    J was  a notable personage among the Indians in  those days.    Such is history.    Men from  the far east, on being introduced   to  me  now,  often  say, ".Judge Sproat!   yes, of  Sproat's   Landing.    I've   heard  of  you."  Whereat   1  grin.      It might surprise   a  grave easterner if on such a salutation,  J pulled out a handkerchief in lieu of a  towel,  and  repeated   the   scene   on  the  river bank with a whoop and a leap.  Here  endeth the second chanter.  A    COMSTOOKBB'S    CLOSE    CALL    STORY.  I\ S.���I have written, you will observe,  only about the earlier history of Nelson- ���  the "starting" of the town. The subsequent "making" of the town is, of course,  due to the energy of its inhabitants and  to the increasingly experienced effect of  the town's commanding natural situation.  G. M. S.  Allison Got the Worst of It.  An attempt was made at the fall assizes  at Kamloops this week to wind up the  ranching partnership of Edgar .Moore Allison and Luke Gibson. From Allison's  evidence it appears that he entered into a  partnership with Gibson, that the latter  had won over his wife and was .in a fair  way to win over the other assets of the  co-partnership. Allison evidently did not  mind the loss of his wife, but he wished  an account of the partnership taken and  its affairs wound up. In hissuitfordivorce  justice MeColl reserved judgment, as he  said it looker! as if there was collusion between the parties iu the case. In the  second case judgment was also reserved.  In days of yore, when Mr. Collins, was  genial and unhistorical, I have occasionally  asked him to "give it a name," not  knowing  that, in another sense, the nomenclature business had  been  so  extensively carried on.    I must inform Mr. Collins that the lieutenant-governor in council is the sole authority in this province  who can name recording districts or government, towns.    Gold commissioners, and  of course recorders, have no such power,  aud would be reprimanded if they were  foolish enough to exercise it except provisionally iu  very remote places.    They  might run against the personal desires of  some of their employers to be immortalized.   Mr. Collins' story of a conflict upon  names down liere between me and tlie recorder is  mythical.     I   believe  that  the  first intention was to give the name of the  governor-general, "Stanley," to the town,  but as there was a Stanley postoffice in  Cariboo, the name of lieutenant-governor  "Nelson" was selected.    J remember that  on hearing this  1 immediately  wrote  to  Mr.' Nelson about buying lots at the coming sale, but he did not "catch on." While  on the subject of mimes, I  may add  that  the street 'naming was left to me.  Vernon  was  the  chief commissioner: Baker,  the  M. P: P.: Hall and Ilendryx. the two great  mines; Ward,  the  first hotelkeeper; and  Josephine, his charming wife.    Kootenay  lake until about twenty years ago, was  called Flat Bow lake, and  the west arm  was,  by some,   regarded  tis  part  of the  Kootenav    river,   and   by   others,    ".McLaughlin's arm."     Aftei\, consulting  Mr.  McLaughlin, J   mapped it as   the   "wi'-t.  arm"     in      1883,     thereby     fixing     the  name.,   I_ver   since    I    was   thrashed   at  school   for misspelling Constantinople,   L  have been fond of short words.    Most, of  my .own   towns, you   may  observe, have  two syllable names.  1 cannot imagine how a difference of  opinion between the magistrate of a district and a recorder could have anything  to do with the history of Nelson, seeing  that a recorder in those days, had no independent authority of any kind. As a  fact, no such difference was known to me.  Mr. Andersou was a constable near Revelstoke, up to the 13th of December, 18S7,  when the office was abolished. His father  and I were brother commissioners and old  friends. I helped to get Harry the re-  cordership down here, and tried, unsuccessfully, to get him reinstated when he  abandoned the office. During hi.s seven  months'tenure of it, 1 only saw him on  three occasions, and never had an unpleasant word with him. Mr. Anderson  did not believe in Nelson, and, bought no  lots, at the auction. I cannot surmise  what Mr. Collins refers to. "Stove-on-  :the-flat" gossip, I suppose.  When anyone mentions "pioneers of  Nelson" to nie, I do not think immediately  of these 1888 tenderfeet, but of the men I  met and knew in 18S3���the, veterans Hall,  (the trapper), and McLaughlin, the brothers'Fry , and-'"Fry, jr., Messrs. Sprbule,  iieeder, Linton, Maxwell, Brown, Barns-  tou. Grohman, Smeltzer, Hamill, Dale,,  and. others. The placer ..miners', who,  earlier, examined every creek in the neighborhood and opened Forty-nine creek, J  did not know. Still earlier here, by generations���perhaps centuries���were our Indian fellow citizens. These latter had no  permanent settlement at this place such  as "Kapeetlees" at the Columbia river end  of the pass, but Nelson was, in the Indian  fashion, regarded as the resort of the  families represented by Indian Susan's  father, whom I saw here last year. This  old gentleman is in one sense, a real  pioneer of Nelson, and having, like Mr.  Collins, camped here occasionally, is presumably competent to narrate the history  of the place. It might be well if he aud  Mr. Collins were photographed together  for the future historical society of Nelsou.  The idea of the picture might be the  "pioneer" aud the "tenderfoot," arranged  by the artist to exhibit an interesting  contrast between the repose of the old  gentleman taking things a.s they are, and  the restlessness of his comparatively  youthful associate, culling columns of historic "facts" from a rich imagination.  But I must stop. Perhaps you may like  to see, or to print, the prospectus of the  first sale of lots in Nelson. These are now  scarce, but I have two copies, and I enclose one of them.    Yours truly,  GiLitKicr Malcolm' Simioat.  "The profession where I've practiced it  for the last twenty years." said   thu old.  Comstocker, "has, at times what you may  call  its excitements.    Players out  there  are  more  likely  to carry  guns' and  use  them than in tlie quieter precincts of the  country, such as I take these to  be.    Of  course, first and. last, J've seen a lot of  shooting,  and  done a   little   myself,   by  way of not wanting to be put out of tlie  game.   But   it  wasn't a shooting affair  that came nearest to doing for me.  ���   "Jt was when they were taking out carloads of bullion on the Comstock and every  game   iu  town   was   running   three  eight-hour shifts of dealers and lookouts  that a young German came  up against a  game I was dealing.    He. lost.   He came  back several times, and so I asked some  questions   from   men   who   would   know,  and they told me he was an assayer, employed by the Bonanza mines.    He was  working in the assay shop of the  mills,  not the mines, and as J knew he could get  away with aboutall the bullion he wanted  and uot be checked in it for a month or  two, anyway, I didn't want his trade.    I  told him so one day when l'raet him outside the game, and he went clean crazy  mad. He wanted to fight me with swords,  like  they do, I  was  told, in   the foreign  parts school where he  was  educated.    I  just pushed him away, and told him I was  acting for his good, and  went home, just  having gone oil* watch.  "There is no use telling you gentlemen  how a man will stick to a faro table when  he wins. If they only knew enough to  quit! Well, when! went on watch again  there was the German���Harker was his  name���playing, and he was walled nearly  out of sight by $20 checks���he had none  smaller. He was thousands ahead of the  game when I took the box, and, of course,  J couldn't tell him to quit. Jt would look  like the game had thrown up its tail. So  he played on, sneering at me a'good deal,  which we have to take that sort of thing  easy, of course.  "Then he began to lose. He played in  all he was to the good and more than a  thousand of his own money. He went  broke, aud when he left the table he was  crazy again, and said lie deserved to lose  for being such a fool as to play after I'd  taken the box. Of course, if a sane man  had accused me of not playing level there  would have been a remark or two from  my side of the table, but 1 allowed it to  go as it, lay, he not being responsible.  "I was morally certain that Harker was  tapping the bullion as it passed through  the assay office, but it wasn't my game to  tell stories, and J didn't, contenting myself with giving orders that he was uot  to be let into the game again. They told  me he swore revenge i'or that.  "It was about a week later that a friend  of mine came tip from the Bay���meaning  San Francisco��� and of course I took him  through the mines, which wtis the regular  thing to do." We went down .the Ophir  shaft, and got off at a station several hundred feet above the lowest workings, on a  station where there was some workings  that visitors were always taken to. When  we left the cage and stepped on to the  station I noticed several men there who  were not working, but the light was too  dim for me to see any of them plainly,  and for that matter I didn't think about  the others when the man who was to  guide us came up and started off with its  on a drift to the south. I did notice that  one of the other men followed us, but it  meant nothing to me, and perhaps would  not if I had known it. was.Harker. I knew  he visited the underground workings a  great deal.  "Well, we were stumbling and slipping  along the hot, wet drift, the guide first,  my friend second aud I third, when, suddenly my caudle was knocked out of my  hand. 1 might have hit my hand against  a timber or a bit of broken loggiug from  the side, but whatever it was gave it a  rap, knocked the candle, down, aud it  splashed in the water between the sill  timbers at my feet. I stopped to pick it  up and it was some time before I found it.  When I straightened up I was in perfect  darkness, for my friends must have turned  off at a cross-cut, and the man who was  following had either passed on or turned  off back of me. I recalled then that 1. had  missed the glimmer of his candle for some  time.  "Well, it wasn't just the pleasantest  game in the world to be up against, for  the dark was not like other dark; it was  thick, black, close dark. I tooled around  in my pockets for a match for some time,  until I remembered that I was wearing  clothes kept for visitors, and of course  there were no matches. Then I concluded  I would yell out for the guide, but J wondered which way to call. I felt out with  my hands to get the run of the drift, and  was mightily puzzled by finding three  sets of walls���that is, back and forward  on the drift, and off to a right angle, too.  "That made me feel a little nervous, for  1 knew enough about underground work  to know that the right angle walls might  be only a chamber oil thedrift from which  a winze had been sunk, and if so I would  be standing near the mouth of that winze,  which might drop a hundred or two hundred feet to a sump of hot water.  "Gentlemen, I confess there was something more than heat made the sweat roll  off my face just then, anrl I was not just  fit to take it calmly when a voice near me  said, M am going to push you down the  winze." I recognized the voice as Barker's  but there was something in it that told  me T was dealing with a maniac.  " '! knocked your candle out of your  hand; I waited till your friends got out  of earshot, tmd now it will amuse tne to  trip yon and tumble you down that  winze."  "J don't claim any more courage than  the average run of men. I've had to face  men with guns, yes, and men with knives,  which is a hundred times worse, and I've  done it without showing fear, even if I  felt some.  "But this was a different kind of game.  I couldn't even see the 'madman, couldn't  even locate him, before, behind, or at  my side. I did strike out aud split my  knuckles on the timbers, while he, hearing me, laughed. I couldn't reach him,  couldn't see him: couldn't, tel! from which  side he, was going to attack me, or when,  or h  mv!  .'"Now. it don't do a man any good to lie  about, suci, ,i thing, and I'll admit that I  was -i. fvifii, .���������_d that at first I couldn't  speak, and when I could I begged the man  to begin his attack, or I'd go as crazy as  him.  "He laughed at this as if he was enjoying the playvand I guess he was, but lie  couldu't resist the bigger, fuu of putting  me in tlie winze.    Suddenly he sprang on  my back, and we both  went down, he on  top, and as I threw  my'hands out I felt  the timbers of the little sheave, or  wind-,  lass, over the mouth of the winze.    That  gave me one advantage���I knew what direction to fight from, and 1 fought.    T do  not know how long it, was that we struggled in silence about the  hot  mourn of  that winze, sometimes   with   nearly half  my body iu it, sometimes clear of its edge  and nearly forcing him into the hole.    I  could hear rocks  which we loosened fall  and splash into the water far below, and  I felt myself losing strength  both  from  the struggle and  because of  the stiflingc  gases which came up and out of t he grave  into which   we  each   trier!  to  crush  the  other.  "He was a maniac, I probably a little  better, as we, clutched in each other's  arms, tossed and plunged about there on  the brink of the winze. At last I' discovered by his actions"that he had an advantage which would surely make him  the winner in the end, for. in order to put  me in the winze he was willing to go, too.  while I had to light both, to put him in  and to keep out myself.  "J liad braced ray feet against the windlass and was malcing one last- effort to  throw him olf, when, with a crash, the  windlass collapsed and fell into the winze.  That, I knew, meant all up with me, for  it had been those timbers which had  guided me. J think I would not have  worked much longer if 1 had not heard  my friends calling. They came just in  time to keep us both' out of the winze.  They grabbed us as we were slipping in.  "I suppose you do have a good deal of  excitement here, but it is probably of another kind."     E. 'W. T.  The Manlys and Their Troubles.  On Thursday of last week Mrs. John A.  Manly, wife of the mayor of Grand Forks,  publicly whipped Charles Gummings, the  agent of the Grand Korks townsite. The  Grand Porks Miner says: The affair is  the culmination of tlie rumors which luive  been rite for several months concerning  the family affairs of the mayor's household. Mrs. Manly, it seems, has come to  the conclusion that Mr. Cumings was the  chief instigator of these rumors and so  she took the sensational method already  described of securing her vengeance. She  claims that Cumings had endeavored to  sully her good name by connecting it with  thatof .J. A. Aikman. erstwhilecity clerk,  solicitor, returning officer, member of the  licensing board, etc., that he had kept  her husband, who was absent in liossland, misinformed regarding her actions  with Mr. Aikman, and had otherwise  meddled;with her family affairs.  Spokane Falls & Northern,.  . Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Th;e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson aqd Rossland, and  Spokane and Rossland.  Leave  Hilda, in:  11.00 a. in  8:00 a.m.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Arrive  ...5:15 p.m.  ..3:10 p. in.  ..G: 10 p.m.  An Independent's Estimate of Mills.  Toronto Telegram: Journals which  simply speak their own personal will for  Mr. Mills are not the voice of Ontario., It  is safe to say that there are more than  one or two Liberals who would go into  the cabinet ahead of Mr. 'Mills if the desire of the party or the wishes of the province controlled the distribution of portfolios. There was no general regret wheu  Mr. Mills was defeated at Bothwell, and  there will be no general joy when he is  proclaimed minister of justice. Mr. Mills  shilly-shallied on the Manitoba school  question. If he could have had his way  the Remedial bill would have been law  today. The political sagacity of lion. J.  Israel Tarte was -insuring victory for the  Liberal party, aud delivering the country  from coercion, when Hon. David Mills was  arguing in favor of remedial legislation  aud voting against it.  A Challenge For Dunn.  Editor Triihjxe: I noticed some time  ago by the daily papers that Dunn and  ���Schumaker had a wrestling iuatch in your  city, and that Mr. Dunn won the match.  I wish to challenge Mr. Dunn at catch-as-  catch-can and Greceo-iioniau, for $2;"i0 a  side, or for any amount above that he  wishes.   'Yours respectfully,  Chas. Moth,  Instructor Seattle Athletic Club.  Seattle. Wash., Sept. "JOth, 1897.  CORPORATION OF THE   CITY OF  NELSON  NOTICE.  Applications fur llio position of chief of llio citv tiro de-  parimciiL will be received li.v Charles K. Sealey. city  clerk, up till Monday afternoon at ,'i p. in.  CIIAUI.KS K. SEALEY. Citv Clerk.  Nelson. October 7th, IK1I7.  Notice of Application ror Crown Grant. .  Take untie. Ilml I, A. S. Karwell. acting as agent for  .1. II. Young and John H. I inly, have liled the necossnry  papers anil niade application for a crown grant in I'nvor  of the mineral claim " I'liion- .Jack," sit ntileil on Toad  mountain, in the Ncl-on mining division of West Koolenay distriel. Adverse claimants, if any. must lile their  objection* with me nil bin IiO days from Ihe dale of llu.'  lirst publication of this notice in lhe llritish Columbia  G.'t'/.ctte. W. .1. OllEI'EL. Uoverniiien! Agenl.  Daled at Nelson, It. C, August '.'II h, 181)7.     [Aug. L'Sili|  NOTICE   TO   CREDITORS.  All parties having claims against the estate of diaries  H.Sa'jisnm, lale of lhe I'ily of Xelson, hi the province of  I'ritish Columbia, deceased, are reijiiesled lo send the  same, verified bv stntiilory declaration, ami produce nil  securities held bv llieiu. to the undersigned on or before  the loth diiv of October. I����7. After wliicli dale I will  proceed lo (list ribute the. estate of the deceased among  the part ies entitled thereto. Inn ing regard only to such  claims as have been sent in to nie a--aforesaid, and will  nol bold myself liable for any claims which are not sent  in as af.ir.'u.iaid. W. F. TKKTZKb, Administrator.  Hv John Ki.i.iott. His Solicitor.  Mated at Nelson. It ('.. this l.jtli day of September, 1887.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Nol ice is hereby ���'ivon Ilml, sixty days after dale. 1  llie undersigned, purpose applying lo the chief commissioner nf lands and works for permission lo purchase llie  following described land.-.  HKSCUirTIO.V.  Coiiiineiii'ing al a post placed on Hie easl shore of l'|i-  pcr Arrow lake near the narrows, marked ".I. D.'s N. W.  corner, theneu following coast liuesoillliKllcbains, tbenee  SO chains east, thence {CI chain- north, thence SO chains  west to point of coiiiiiienceineul, containing IJIO acres  moru or less. JOHN C. ilr'VLIN.  Mated Na';iisp. It. ('.. June _lth. 1SH7. [August llthl   XKLSON-   ...'    UOSSLAXD    :.SIJOKAXK   Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek eon  nect at Marcus with stage daily.  Notice    of    Application    for     Certificate    of  Improvements.  AI.I'IU MINIIKAJ. CLAIM, SITUATK IN Till; NKLSO.V MININC  DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV PIRTiSK'T. AXIl I.OCATKD  WKST OK AND AIMOINI.Vn TIIK I'OKTO KICO AND  l.r/.Y.lli JI. .MINKKAL CLAIMS AT TIIK HKAI) OK UAUKKTT  CKKKIC AHOUT KIVl-J MILKK WKST (IK TIIK NKLSON AND  I'OKTSIIKl'I'.MiD KAILWAV AND NI.VK MILKS KKO.M Till:  TOWN OK   V.M1H.  Take notico that 1, Samuel L. 1-ong, acting as agent for  W. II. Carbould, free minor's certificate Xo. 77.232. intend  sixty days from Ihc date hereof, lo apply lo lhe mining  recorder for a certificate of improvement*, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further lake notice that action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such eerlillente of Improvements.   ' SAMCICL L. LONG. I*. L. S.  Dated this 2nd day of September, 1897. |_epl. IthJ  Notice   of   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  ���  I'OKTO  KICO SII.VKKAL CLAIM,   SITUATK   IN .TIIK   NKLSON  MINING DIVISION  OK  WKST KOOTKNAV   DISTKICT.  AXD  LOCATKD   AT THE  JIKAIJ   OK   JIAHKETT ��� CJiKKK   AlKH'T  KIVK MILES WKST OK TIIK NKI.SON AND KOKT SIIKIM'AIC  KAIL.WAY AND NINE .MILKS' KKO.M  TIIE TOWN OK YMIK.  Take notice that I. Samuel L, Long, acting as agent for  W. J. .Maxwell, free miner's certificate Xo. 78,1129, intend,'  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply -to the milling  recorder for a eertillcate of improvements, for Llie purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice thai, action, under section 37.  must be commenced before the issuance of such ccrtilicnte of improvements.       SAM UKL L. LOXG, K L. S.  Hated this 2nd day of .September, 1S97. [Sept. Ith]  Notice     of  Application    for  Improvements.  Certificate-   of  l.l'/.'/.lE II. .MINKKAL CLAIM, SITUATK IN TIIK NKI.SON MININC DIVISION OK WKST ICOOTKNAV DISTKICT, AND  I.OCATKD NORTH OK AND AD.IOININO TIIK I'OKTO KICO  .MINKKAL CLAIM AT TIIK IIKAIl OK IIAKKKTT CKKKIC  AIIOUT KIVK MILKS WKST OK TIIK NKI_iON AND KOKT  SIIEI'l'AKll KAII.WAY AND N'l.VK MILKS KKO.M TIIH  TOWN OK YMIK.  Take notice that I, .Samuel L. Long acting a.s agenL for  Wuller A. Boullbee, free miner's certificate No. 3708a. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for n certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining/ a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37. must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. SAM UKL L. LOXO, l>.  L. S.  Dated this 2nd day of September. 1S97. |Sepl. Ilh|  Notice   of   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  GOOD KNOUOll MINKKAL CI.AI.M, SITUATE IN TIIK NKLSON  MINING DINISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT. .SITUATK ON TOAD  MOUNTAIN.  Take notice that, I. Frank Fletcher, acting as agent for  George II. Andrews, free miner's cert ideate No. 68.295.  intend sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply io lb��-  miniiig recorder fo.r a eerlillente of improveiu'eiirs, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the abovcj  claim. And further take notice lhat action, under section 37. must be commenced before tlie issuance of such  cei'liltcnte of improvements.       FRANK FLKTCHEK.  Dated this 18th day of July, IS97. [July 17th 1  Notice   of   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  IVANIIUK MINKKAL CI.A IM, SITI'A'I'K IN THE AINSWOKTII  MININC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT. AND  LOCATED AHOUT 'I'll KKK-yUAU'l'EKS OK A MILK SOUTH  (IK 'I'lli; TOWN OK  AINSWOKTII. r  Take notice that I, A. S. Farwell. acting as agent for  Maxwell Stevenson, free miner's eertillcate No. 7(;,l(w, intend sixty davs from the date hereof, to apply to lhe mining recorder for a cert Meat oJ of improvements; for llio  purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  .And-further take notice that action, under section 37.  in list, bo commenced before the issuance of such certitiealc  of improvements. A. S. FAUWKLL.  Dated this 3rd day of August, 1S07.   '    ,      [August 7rh|  Notice   of  Appiieation   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  Ollil. KINO, DENTKK, AND DEXTKK KKACTIO.V.MINKKAL  CLAIMS, SITUATE IN TIIK NELSON -MINING DIVISION OF  WKST ICOOTKNAV DISTKICT. AND LOCATED AIIOUT KIVK  .MILES WEST OK TIIE TOWN OK NELSON.  Take notice that I, A.'S. Farwell, acting as agent for  Alfred C. Flumerfelt, free miner's eertillcate Xo. Sii.93!!.  intend sixty days from the (late hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a eertillcate of improvements, for the  'purpose-of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37.  ��� mint be commenced before the i.ssuanee of such certificates of improvements. A.S. KARWELL.  Dated this 21st day of August. 1SU7. ... ���     [August'-'Still  Notice   oi   Appiieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements. "��� c  1IOI.US MINKKAL CLAIM." SITUATK IN THE NELSON MININC  DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT. AND I.OCATKD  (IN THE NOKTII KOIIK OK TIIK SALMON KIVKll. A|iOl'T  I'OUK MILKS KKO.M TIIK NKLSON AND KOKT SIIKI'l'AKD  KAILWAV.  Tiikc notice that I. X. F. Townsend. acting as agenl,  for L. K. Keller, free miner's certificate Xo. 85,5.7, intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the. mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the pur-  posc'of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37. must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. X. F. TOWXSEXD.  Billed this 20th (lav of August, 1S!I7. [August 2Sth|  Notice,    of  Application'    for  Improvements.  Certificate    of  ATIIAIIASC'A, Al.liEKTA. ALGOMA, .MANITOBA. Kl'I'.V KltAC-  TK1N AND TKIANCLK KKACTIO.V MINKKAL CLAIMS. SITUATE ON TOAD .MOUNTAIN. IN TIIK NELSON MININC  IIIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAV DISTKICT. AND TWO  .MILES  SOUTHWEST KKOM   NKI.SON.  Tuke notice that I. Frank Fletcher, acting as agent  for Ihe Athabasca Gold Mining Company. Limited, free  minor's certificate No. liflKlA. intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to Lhe .mining recorder for certificates of improvements,'for the purpose of obtaining  Crown grants of the above claims. And further take  notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  FRANK  FLETCH KM.  Hilled this l.'ttb day of September. ISI7. [Sept.Mhl  Notice of Appiieation  for Crown Grant.  Tuke nol ice thai A. S. Farwell. acting as agent for  Joseph It. Ilolllin. has tiled Ihe necessary papersimd made  application for a crown grant iu favor of the mineral  claim "Skookiim." situated in lhe Ainsworth mining division of Wesl lCootcnay. Adverse claiiiiants. if any,  must file their objections with me within CO days from  llie date of the first publication of this notice in the British Columbia ('azetle.  W...I. COKI'EL, (iovcriimciil   Agent.  Hilled ,il Nelson. August 3rd. 1S!)7. [August 7th  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Nnlicc Is hereby given that I. Charles Heath, intend to  apply al the expiration of sixtv days from the dale hereof, to the commissioner of lands mid works for permission to purchase IIV) acres of unreserved, unoccupied and  unsiirveyed crown land, situated near I hi; confluence of  Meiidow* ercck and Goat-river, in the Coal river, mining'  division of West Kootenav. Hritisli Columbia.  CHARLES HEATH.  Iliitcd this 12th day of July. KS!I7.  DESCHIITION.  Commencing at initial post marked "Charles -Heath's  X. W. Corner," Ilience due south 10 chains, tbenee due  east IU (.���bains, thence due north Id chains, Ilience due  west 10 chains lo point of commencement, containing HV  acres more or less.  Notice  of Application  to   Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that. 1, liobeit E. Lemon, intend  to apply til the expiration of sixty days from the date  hereof, to the commissioner of lands and works, for permission to purchase IJIO acres of umeserved. unoccupied,  anil unsiirveyed crown lands,'situated on the central  fork of Goal" River, about four miles easterly of the  Storm King mineral claim, in Goat Kiver mining division  of Wesl Kootenav, British Columbia.  It.  K. LEMON.  Hilled August 21th. lis!)?. [Augusl '.'SlbJ  PK.SCKII'Tlnv.  Commencing al an initial post marked "Robert E.  Lemon's S. K. corner post." thence north ICO chains,  thence wesl ll'Kl chain.-, thence south I (JO chains, thence  east Kill chains to poinl of commencement, containing 010  acres more or less.  Abb-!  ���vfe'*'."!  _*'  TT.  ��� ?--.7T-  ,/T'  i J ,��iV",V'���������'  7% ''-i;- ���."������.fr-fl-riTS^V  _ .      .   TKTr^77rr-^T^rri.r^rnr' ���.���-�������� '������77W,:,s ���"umr'''J-~  ���", >���.,vm -���?*..:._- _ . .r.V_,_; ���_!'. -/���(������liri.i.i.'j,;. irf,.!,.'1  -f^T^^T'T'Tn  .[?*,+.*   ;\v.--�����_..-,.'-���-;:rr'*.'.-: ���.������".���>��� .i��� B-i.>.���:,".-���-   ��� !_,���-��������*-.-^--;.������':���.���,���'������.������;��_,_���1f>.'. ���   ���..!'���_/'-"�����.���,', ?���������    _,.  f.-T-  <;���-������--���**���  -���-Van   ".**�����*���.-  "*:,-i'.j,T"-''rj-i,,,l"% ti  '.tfrV',> -���* i _.aJ _,  ilk"-  C7=#_- THE   TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY-,  OCTOBER 9,  1897.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  C. B. Woolvertou, cliiL'i' of police*, was  this week suspended by mayor Houston  for persi.stetit iie.tclccr, ol' ditty. The Xelson coiTe.sponrteiit nf i In- Kossland Miner  is at a loss to account, for i.he suspension.  To him Woolverton appeared to be exceptionally efficient, the soul oi* honor.  .   and one of Nelson's noblemen.  During a period of HH days ending September :.0bli, 0210 ton* of ore were treated  by the thill mines -milliter, producing 5_2  tons of matte, (lontaiiiiiiK approximately  210 tons of copper,'1 11,SOO ounces silver,  . , and 9S ounces gold.  The story of a music, hall for Nelson has  been started again. This time Steve  White, of the Xelson ,Hotel, is credited  with being the promoter of tlie scheme.  A local branch of the Provincial Huild-  ingand Loan association, of Toronto, was  organized on Saturday, at, the ollice of  R. \.V. Ilanningloii. The local board ot  directors is composed of John A. Tinner,  president: ("corgi- Ritchie-, vice president:  and M.'ss.s. W. |I. (.irant. J. II. Wallace  and I'Ycd Irvine. 'It. \V. Ilanningion will  be solicitor' for the Nel-on district, and  S. S. Taylor, local general agent.  Dave .MacRearh left on Wednesday for  Goat river to superintend the building of  a wagon road from the mouth of Cioai,  river into l.asr. Kootenay. The road will  be 75 miles in length and will be used by  contractor flaney in getting in materials  anrl supplies for tiie construction of the  Crow's X��st Pass railway. Some 73 men  went down with AfacBeath to work on the  road. The wages on the work are $'1..10  per day, wish board at, $-1.00 per week.  T. ('. Proctor, of Balfour, general agent  for the Kootenay Valley Company, is in  I_ust. Kootenay making arrangements to  put the company's lauds upon tlie market.  Bert Wright, a miner employed iii  the  '-Whitewater basin, had his thigh  broken  by  a   log  on   Friday.    He   was   brought  down to Llie Xelson  hospital on Sunday.  i.C. P. Hill, l.:. S. revenue oflicer at Port  Bill, has just effected a sale of the Blenheim group on Goat river. Ii. M. Forster  was the buyer. The figure is not given,  but is said to be large.  Manager Trethway, of the Uardenelles  mine, announces the completion of the  machinery plant and everything in readiness for the development planned on the  organization of the coiupajiy. The pumps  were started up the lirst of this week and  the machines will be put at work as soon  as the mine is cleared of water.  The good people of Rossland were  treated to a lively scrap Thursday morning when the city police force attempted  to secure possession of the fire department  apparatus. The volunteer fire department  of Rossland were uot satisfied with the  salaried officers whom the city council  placed over them, and they resigned en  bloc. When they resigned they turned  over tho apparatus to the rate payers,  who had purchased it, together with some  which had been purchased by the corporation. The mayor instructed the police  to recover the city property aud the rate  payers thinking the police were after the  whole outfit interfered. Summonses  have been issued and the offeuders will  appear iu the police court. As matters  staud the corporation of Rossland has  about J.000 feet of hose, but no nozzles,  auci,uo department to handle them should  they be purchased.  Although considerable Quantities of  supplies are arriviug in Xelson en route  for the Crow's Xest grade, the local merchants are also receiving some benefit in  the way of increased trade. P. Burns ic  Company have the contract for supplying  the   construction camps  with  meat and  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Notice is hereby given thai Adolphus II. Kuelle, of the  town of Itolisnii. li. G.. merehanl, has in pursuance of the  "Creditor's Trust Deeds Act. ISfl'J." and ninendiny Acts,  made an assignment, for the general benefit of his creditors tome, Charles I Iannis, of the said town of Itobson.  which assignment was executed by I lie said Adolphus  II. Kuelle on lhe 1st, day of October, INJ7, and by me on  the '.nd day of October. !S!J7. Creditors are required to  forward full particulars of their claims proved by alli-  (lavit or declaration, with a statement of the security (if  .-iny) held by them to the undersigned on or before tlieiRh  day of November, IS!I7, after which date I will proceed  to "distribute the assets of tlie said Adolphus II. Kuelle  among llie creiliini'j ni' wbnso claims I shall luive notice,  but I will not be responsible for the claims of any person  wlio fails to pre~cut his claim in (Ilk; form on or before  that (Into. CHAKLKS  U.UIOSs. Trustee.  Kobson. Uril.ish Columbia.  Hated this Ith day of October. ISilT. [October dthl  the Lawrence Hardware Company have  sent forward some large hardware shipments.  Rev. (J. It. Welch, pastor of the Baptist  congregation in this city returned yesterday from New Westminster. His mother  died before his arrival'at her bedside and  was buried on Friday last. Congregational service will be held in the public  school house on Sunday morning and evening.  Thirty-five French Canadian axemen  were brought in"on theC. ic K. railway on  I'Viday for work on the Canadian Pacilic  railway wagon road. When they are  finished ch-iiring for the wagon road they  will be put to work clearing the railway trade.  The Canadian Pacific Railway company  has decitlerl to commence construction  upon the branch line from Three Forks to  Whitewater.  . Dr. I ,a Ban, medical health officer, has  caused samples to be taken of the milk  supplied to the citizens of Xelson  by the  several milk dealers. Tests of the milk  are now being made the results of which  will be announced next week. The' city  council should next give its attention to  the wood dealers.  The Ladies' Aid ot the Presbyterian  church is meeting with much encouragement in the sale of tickets for the Johnson-  Smily entertainment, in the church on  Monday and Tuesday eveuings next. The  entertainment will commence at S o'clock.  It. E. Lemon has lost his dog ''Snyder."  Anyone giving information as, to the  whereabouts of "Snyder," will be suitably  rewarded. ''Snyder" is of the fox terrier  variety.  I). McArthur & Co., the leading furniture dealers of southern Kootenay, are  moving into their new premises at the  corner of Baker and Ward streets. The  firm will have ample^lloor space in their  new premises to display thoir stock, a  thing which was quite impossible in their  place of business.  Latest American  Styles in  Mer|s Felt Hats  36     _3.__._____-:_-     STEEET  Special Value in  Irish Linen Damask  and Table Napkins  Dress Goods Dept.  Nriv I'i'c.sn ('duds in all the  'liilesi, ui.'Ltoi'ial.s for visiting,  walking or traveling gowns  New SVc.iive.s in I Hack Dress  f-inods for mourning or ordinary wear  Splendid assortment of Tartan .Plaids for ladies blouse  waists and children.-* drosses  Now Black and .Fancy colored  Brocade  Silks   for evening  and street  wear  in  all   the  , latest  novelties  Ladies "Wrappers anrl .Mackintoshes now opened  House Furnishing Dept. Mens Furnishing Dept.  New   Tapestry  and   Chenille  Poi'tiers  Chenille (Table  Covers  in  all  sizes  New Designs in Tiuiestry Coverings, Japanese Gold Drapery and Art .Muslins single  and double width cretonnes  L  ice  -Curltiiiis   and    Curtain  Wliiteand colored Bed Spreads  anrl Kidcr Down Quilts  Grcv anrl White Blankets  Tapestry am  Kurdistan  Bugs  ��� russels Carpels  I''at icy    Negligee    and     Dress  Shirts  Latest shapes in Linen Collars  anrl Culls  New   styles-in   Scarfs.    Bows  antl Ties  Mens Pants and  Fall Suits in  Mixed  Tweeds   and   Navy  Serge  Fall Overcoats  Boys anrl Youths Clothing we  are offering at half price lo  clear  .Wens Tweed and Mackintosh  Coats in latest style  Overalls    anrl    Junipers   and  Mining Shoes  A Carload of Groceries from Victoria and a carload of Sugar from the B. 0. Refining- Oo. just  arrived. We are prepared to quote specially  low prices on everything- in the Grocery line.  The quality of our -goods fully guaranteed.  Particular attention paid to family trade.  We also carry a complete line of Miners' and Builders' Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,  Crockery and Glassware, Paints and Oils, Blacksmith's Coal, Giant Powder, etc. Wholesale and retail.       ��� ' T  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  Write for Samples of our  Full Dress Materials  FRED IRVINE & CO., Nelson, B.C.  Oup aim is to supply the best at reasonable prices. Our  turnover is large, consequently we are continually receiving1 fresh goods. No shelf-worn or worm-eaten goods to be  found upon our premises.    Everything is fresh and clean.  DRUGGISTS  '���� Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  ' NELSON, B. C.  Stoves!    Stoves!     Stoves!  We are agents for The James Stewart Manufacturing' Company of Woodstock, and have just received 2 cars of their  celebrated Stoves and Rang'es, which we are offering at exceptionally low prices. Wc have also a full stock of Queen  FI eaters.     Give  us a call.     Prompt   attention   to  letter orders.  Lawrence    Hardware   Co.  Charles A. Waterman Sc Co.  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auctioneers, Real Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  urkuitor-s mkktj.yg.  A mooting of the creditors of the .said Adolphus IT.  Kuelle will lie held at the olliee of R. M. Macdonald.  Solicitor, Baker street, Nelson. 15. C. on Monday the I lih  dav of October. I.S!)7. at I o'clock in lhe afternoon.  t!HAItl,l*.S RAMOS. Trustee.  _sro_?ic__-.  Notice i.s hereby Kiven lhat application will he made lo  ihc legislative assembly of lhe province of British ('o-  luoibia, ul its next session, by The Trusts & (Inaraiitee  Company, Limited, a corporation incorporated in Ontario under "The Ontario Joint Stoek Companies'Letters"  I'alent A<:l" and under "The Trusts Company Act. I80o,"  on the-Ith day of February, IS07. for an act continuing'  and conferring upon it the powers of tliesaid company asr  the same appear in the Letters 1'atent deposited in Ontario with tlie provincial registrar and upon thcapproval  ofthe liciilenanl-goveriKir-in-eoiineil. and with its consent thnt the said company may be appointed by any  judge of the supreme or county courts of the province of  itritish Columbia to execute the olilee of executor, administrator, 'trustee, receiver, assignee, guardian of  minor, or commit tee of a lunatic without giving security:  and for all further aud necessary powers as may be incidental or conducive lo the attainment of ihe above  objects or any of them.  UKUHKKT K. A. KOHKItTSOX.  " Victoria, li. C. .S Bastion Square. '  Solicitor for the Trusts & Ouaranteo Companv. Limited.  Dated Oclober lith, I8II7. [October Slt.liI  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF  NELSON  IMPROVED NELSON RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  Offices to let in Brick Blocks Seated by steam and furnished with all modern improvements.  THE BEST VALUES IN  IS OKKI-:|-''"l�� BV  D. MeArthur & Co., Nelson  OTJE   SPECIALTT"   __ST_E_l_X:_r   W-IEIEIK  Just received a fine line of the famous Oneida Axminster Carpets in beautiful and harmodious colorino*  Also a splendid raiii>'e of Comforters in Wadding, Wool and Eiderdown Fillings with fanev Sateen Coverings,  and extra fine  All-Wool   While   Blankets.     Special  values  in   Grey   Blankets.  Madras and Printed Muslins for draperies. Cretonnes and Damasks in large varietv. Window  Shades from  50  cents tip.  This house carries the largest stock of furniture and furnishings  in southern Kootenay.   Substantial reductions for cash.  FOOT OK HALL STRKKT, XELSON.  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  NOTICE.  Applications for the position of chief of the Volunteer  Fire .Brigade of I be City of Xelson will be received by the  tiiider.-iKned until Monday, the'2.1111 day of October, IS!t7,  at 12 o'clock noon. Applicants should state age. whet hor  married or singic. previous experience, and where.  CHAItLLS !���;. SKAI.KY, Citv Clerk.  Xelson. October 7th, ISO". '    ,  Notice of Appiieation  for   Liquor  License.  I hereby give notice that '.'M days from this dale I in-  lendln apply to llu; stipendiary magistrate at .Velson,  West Koolenay district, for a license to sell liquor by retail ou the premises situate on lhe eastern half of Lot  .'170, Croup 1, West Kootenay district.  <). XKWLIXU.  Hated at Xelson. I!. ('. October Nth. IttlT.        'October '.!]  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned  Work,  and  Office Fittings.    Just-  arrived and  in  stock,  a carload of Chance's  English  Rolled  Glass; all  sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  Have just received the largest and most complete stock  ever displayed in Nelson of  HERALDO,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Now is your time to get a Piano.   Terms to suit times  Call and examine my stock  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler  Manufactured by The George E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  UNION MADE CIGARS  deneral Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  AGENCIES:  Croat West Oatmeal .Mills, Pilot Moudd, Manitoba  The It. M. Smith llisotiit Kactory. Victoria, li. ('-  The Virden Holler Mills, Virden, Manitoba  Smith it Kisehcl, Cigars, St. Jerome, Quebec  They prevent the contraction of colds and relieve those suffering from neuralgia, weak eyes, throat troubles,  catarrl], rheumatism, damp  feet, stinging  corns, aching  bunions, or any old  thing.     Examine them at the  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  j  BRANCH MARKETS   '-.   .    .    .    .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and  Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  KOOTKN'AV AK.MKJUAHTKKS. XEI.SON, B.C.,  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and eured meats.  Orders by mail earofulty filled and promptly forwarded.  11  *. >I  ���M  i'gw  Vv.:  i-.j

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