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 &m  Has Mines thai are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be,Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  Has  Three  Smelters   in   Successful  Operation,  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight to.,.Run-,  Several   More.  FIFTH   FEAR.---NO.  ^  v*.  *v;  HISTORV what is  history.  Tom ���Collins   Says   Charles   St.   Barbe   Knows  Little or the Early Days of Nelson.  Nh: I .soy, September 21st, 1897. ���  I am not a historian, and J" don't mind  admitting iu -the .startoff that 1 know  more about bear signs than J do about  writing history. Since coming into the  Kootenay valley in 1880 1 have tackled  mauy sorts of jobs, but.up to the present  1 have let history take care of itself.  Had others done the same, or having decided to write something about the early  days of the place, had they taken care to  pick lip a few.facts, I don't think 1 would  have taken the trouble to set down what  1 know about Nelson and the people who  helped to make it a town.  I have read what Charles St. Barbe has-  been paid to give out as a history of Nelson aud J cannot but think that if the  author accepts payment for ic he'will lay  himself open to an action for obtaining  money under false pretences. He evidently knows nothing of.the early history  of the place. Men who are deserving  of a place in the history of Nelson are  passed over by this self appointed historian, while others who did nothing, to  promote the welfare of ihe place are  rounded out' as fit subjects for public  thanks. I would like to see some of the  old boys get more than a mere mention,  and for this reason 1 will tell what J. know  of them. Some day someone else, who  has been long enough in the country to  get acclimatized, may take up the work  which Charles St. Barbe has attempted.  If such should happen I hope the historian  will lick into shape what 1 have written  and give the old boys, irrespective of their  nationality, a show.  1 don't want to stir up a riot. I have  set down all that has occurred to my  mind, which might be termed history,  aud if some of it isn't, why, the reader  can cut it out. t have tried to si/.e everyone up as near right as 1 could. I have  not made pioneers and merchant princes  at $25 per pioneer or merchant prince,  and as nobody is charged anything they  should try and be indulgent if they feel  that they have been shorn of any of their  greatness.    The Location of Nelson.  Right in the commencement of his work  the tenderfoot gets oil" the historical trail.  He says that Gilbert.Malcolm Sproat located tlie town of Nelson as the site for  "his" capital of Kootenay. - As a matter  of fact, Gilbert Malcolm Sproat did nothing   of   the   kind.    lie   located    Sproat's  Landing on the Columbia river, aud did  all he   could   to   make   the surrounding  country tributary to it.    That such  was  his intention is shown by the fact that  when entrusted to build.a trail to the discoveries on Toad  mountain, he built it  from   Sproat's    Landing    to   Forty-nine  creek,   and   from    Forty-nine    creek, to  Toughnut   basin,  which   at   no  point is  nearer than eight miles of Nelson. Gilbert  Malcolm Sproat did not locate the town  of Nelson, aud''he did not build a   trail to  it.   The present site.of Nelson was first  located by Arthur Bunting, a son-in-law  of Dick Fry, iu 1887.    The government accepted Bunting's deposit  upon the laud,  but in the meantime Sproat came along  and declared that the laud was covered  by a government reserve, aud that Bunting had ho right to take it up.    It  was  claimed that.it was withiu the Ainsworth  railway  reserve, and although the company's charter  had  expired, the reserve  laid   not   been   lifted.   Having:   knocked  Bunting out of the land, all other intending pre-emptors were kept out by staking  the Bunting pre-emption as a government  townsite reserve.  "That   this   was   done  without the knowledge of the department  at Victoria is rather well known.    Harry  Anderson, who was mining recorder and  constable for the district, made a location  to the east of the Bunting ground, which  was the first land surveyed in this neighborhood.   The survey was made by C. W.  Busk of Balfour, and in running the lines  became across a stake, marked ".Government Reserve," within the boundaries of  the land that Anderson claimed.    Busk  made this reserve his boundary line, but  in filing his field notes in the lands and  v;  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY   SEPTEMBER 25, 1897.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  tween tlie tvy-X..  tinuously, and  .jcials was carried on con-  'i^'suited in  gold  commissioner being let out in the winter of LS8S-9.  Sproat   was   succeeded  as gold commissioner by G. C. Tunstall. who came down  the   Columbia in  July.   1889.    The town  was   called   both  Salisbury  and Stanley  for some time, until application was finally  made by the residents for the establishment of a postof'fice.    In  this application  the place was called Stanley, and as there  was already a postofliee of that name in  Cariboo,   the   name , of    the    place  was  changed to Nelson, in honor of Hugh Nelson, at that time lieutenant-governor of  the province.   This rather upsets the historical fact of the founding of Nelson by  Gilbert   Malcolm " Sproat.     Nelson    was  founded  before the alleged  founder arrived, by a  number of prospectors  who  arrived'in  1S87.   As the historian states,  no history of Nelson would be complete  without some notice of Gilbert Malcolm  Sproat. To make any.history of the town  complete, it  would be necessary to pad it  out liberally with the "cusssings" which  were heaped on Sproat's head by the footsore pilgrims, who, in  their attempts to  reach Nelson, travelled over his trail from  Sproat's   Landing   aud    came   out   in   a  swamp   near   the   top   of  Morning  and  Eveningmountain, fully three miles northwest of the Silver King mine.  creek some two miles above its mouth.  They made three locations, the Kootenai  Bonanza, the Silver King, and the American Flag. The first stake was driven on  the Kootenai Bonanza, and the location  notice was dated July 9th, the locators  being Thomas Hall,..William White, and  William J. Oakes. It was described as  being "situate on the divide between the  heads of Cottonwood Smith and Salmon  creeks, about ten miles south of Kootenai  outlet." The Kohinoor was not located  at this time, as stated by St: Barbe.  works department at Victoria, reference  therein to this "reserve" called forth much  surprise from the officials, who said that  they had no knowledge of any such reserve  having been made. As Bunting was still  claiming the present townsite of -Nelson  when Anderson took up-his land, italways  puzzled old timers to understand why  the reserve crowded Bunting out, but  could not crowd out Anderson. If the  trick was worked by staking the town-  site as a government reserve on top of the  railway reserve, by what authority was  such reserve of reserve made?    - j  The Town Known as Salisbury.  Historian St. Barbe evidently does not  know that Nelson was known by other  names in the early days. When the place  got big enough to support a name, Harry  Anderson, .the mining recorder, called it  Salisbury. By this name it.was known  for some time before Gilbert Malcolm  Sproat came in to establish "his" capital.  In records of mineral claims they were  described'as being so far from. Salisbury.  When Sproat got down here he did not  pull very well with Anderson, and he  'Commenced to undo what the recorder  had clone before his arrival. Among other  things he decided to rename the place,  which he did, calling it Stanley. Both  men were bull-headed, and for a time the  town was officially designated as Salisbury by the mining recorder, and Stanley  by the gold commissioner.    This feud be-  The Forest Fires of 1885.  The local  historian is   off color again  when  he asserts, that in  18S7, when the  town was founded, it was covered  by a  dense growth of timber.    As a matter of  fact, it  was   completely  denuded   of  all  large standing timber.    Jn 1885 the country was burnt over by forest fires, while  Alex   McLeod,  now   of   Ainsworth,  and  others were placer mining on Forty-nine  creek.    When Nelson was founded it was  just as easy to get over on foot as it is today.    There was much fallen timber, but  there  was very little underbrush.    This  being so, there is no reason for believing  that Martin Fry was the only man who  had penetrated the country for any distance.    There is, however, a very grave  doubt whether Martin  Fry ever  trapped  through this country.   His brother, Dick  Fry, who, from the early 00's was a sort  of high "tyee" at Bonner's Ferry, did the  trapping through this section.    When the  placer excitement on Wild Horse, in East  Kootenay,   was at  its   height,  a   trader  named   Bonner  made a fortune  with a  trading post at what is  now  known as  Bonner's Ferry.    When  the first excitement subsided he sold out to Dick Fry,  Pry  carried on the business of  packing  supplies to the miners -in Fast Kootenay  and trading with the Indians along Kootenay   lake.     He packed   his supplies iu  from  Mope, on the  Fraser river, to East  Kootenay via Bonner's Ferry, and packed  his furs out by the same route.    Dick Fry  spent two winters in Southern Kootenay  trapping and placer mining in  the early  GO's. Fry creek, which puts intoKooteuay  lake on  the east side above Kaslo, was  named after Dick Fry. The"placer ground  on Forty-nine creek received some attention from this same Fry, as did also the  placer ground on the Lardo river.    Up to  .1887 Martin Fry had not been in  this sec-  t.iou of country.    It was after the discoveries had been made upon Toad mountain  that Martin Fry came in here with his sons.  The Discovery of the Silver King.  The circumstances connected ,with the  discovery   of   the Silver King group of  claims on Toad mountain were fresh in  the minds of the men prospecting through  here   when   I arrived, iu  June, 1SS8.    A  party made up of Winslow Hall and Osner  Hall and their sons, and Billy White, Bill  Miller, one of the Oakes family and an Indian we're prospecting along the Salmon  'river-, and   its   tributaries  iu  18SG.    Hall  creek, one of these tributaries, heads iip  on Toad mountain, and there being good  feed for their horses and plenty of water,  the party made their camp on the mountain.   The party had not been successful  in finding anything, audit was announced  by Winslow Hall, who was the leader of  the party, that they would  prospect one  more day and if nothing was found, they  would pull out for home.    So that they  could get away next day he told his son,  Tommy Hall, and Billy White to go out  and hunt up the horses.   While thus engaged the boys came upon the outcrop of  the Kootenai Bonanza.   They picked up  a piece of copper pyrites.   They had  no  knowledge of what it was and mistook it  for gold.    Picking up several pieces, they  started back for camp.   On the way back  they started some grouse,  and  Tommy  Hall used up his specimens in throwing at  them.    White   kept   his   specimens   and  showed them to the rest of the party in  the camp.   Ne.xt day a trip was made  to  the outcrop, and a number of specimens  were taken  out to Colville.    When  the  party arrived at Colville, which  was at  that time something of a  mining center  itself, some of the samples were given to  colonel  Linsley, an assayer of the town.  He reported to the Halls that there was  nothing in  the rock,  but he   was   very  anxious   to know   where it came from.  Further than  that the find  was not far  from navigable  water, Winslow Hall refused to say where.    Another assay wa.s  made by Jake Cobaugh, also of Colville,  and the discoverers were so pleased with  his  returns  that they gave him  a one-  thirteenth interest in the property.   The  next spring the party started in for the  finds by the Salmon river route, and were  closely  followed   by  John  II.  Cook  and  Jim Fox.   The snow was too deep, however, and the Hall  party put  back .and  came in by the way of Bonner's Ferry. In  crossing Give-out creek on the  way up to  the discoveries, one of the party gave out  -acircumstance which gave a name to the  creek'   putting   into   Cottonwood    Smith  The Naming of Toad Mountain.  At the time of the location of the Silver  King group no name was given to the  mountain upon which the claims were  located. The properties were described  as being on the divide between Cottonwood Smith and Salmon creeks.- The  name Toad mountain was first given on.  July 27th, 1897, when  Charlie Townsend  and Ben Thomas  were staking the Jim  Crow, about one and a half miles from the  Silver King group. Townsend was sitting  on a log about a  foot from  the ground  writing the location notice.    He had proceeded as far as the words "situate on,"  when   a   big   warty   toad  jumped  from  under the log close by his feet, and seeing  it Townsend filled in the'words "Toad  mountain" as the name of the-mountain  upon which the claims were located.   No  other name was given to  the  mountain  until October 15th, when Thomas Morrow,  better   known as  "Sandy" Morrow,  recorded the Toughnut, and described it as  being four miles west of Bonanza group,  Mineral mountain.   This was the first location   described   as   being   on   Mineral  mountain.    The  next   record   in   which  Mineral   mountain   was    mentioned   described the Porcupine claim, located by  Nr Hoover and James Mackenzie on March  1st, 18S8, which described the claim as being "two and a half miles in a westerly  direction from  the Silver  King mineral  claim,  Mineral   mountain."   AIL the important locations made in 18S7 were either  re-located or re-recorded in 1SSS, and described as being on  Mineral mountain���  even the Jim  Crow  being so  described.  When Henry Anderson, the newly  appointed   recorder,  arrived   in   Nelson  iu  April or May, 1S88, he evidently favored  the  name Mineral  mountain, as all the  records  made  that year of   locations in  the Silver King  neighborhood  were described as being situate on Mineral mountain.   -It is said that upon the arrival of  gold   commissioner   Sproat,   he   insisted  upon giving the mountain the name assigned   to it  by Charlie Townsend.    On  -March-2lst,-IS89, E. S. Topping .recorded  the Ollie, the first westerly extension of  the Dandy.   Topping was then acting as  recorder in the absence of Anderson, and  he recorded the Ollie as being located on  Toad mountain.    From this  time "on  all  claims located upon the mountaiu were  described as being situate on Toad''mountain.:' '  The Record Offices in 1887/  The local'historian is iu error again  when he states that had the Hall party  desired to record their locations in 1880,'  they would have been obliged to go to  Donald, in East Kootenay.    If they had  to go to Donald for such  purpose, what  were   the   duties   of   gold   commissioner  Sproat, who was.stationed at Revelstoke?  JimFox, one of the locators of the Dandy  mine, states   that   during   the   fall   and.  winter of 18S7-8, "Delia" Fry, one of Martin Fry's sons, acted as mining recorder  for the district up to the arrival of Henry  Anderson. The same authority also states  that Fry  would not   record   assessment  work, believing that he had not the power  to do so.    Claim owners therefore had to  make records at Fort Steele or Revelstoke,  several assessments being recorded at both  places.    Henry  Auderson   continued   to  act as mining recorder until a redivision  of the mining districts was made.    After  this  he was assigned-to the Ainsworth  district, and in the spring of 1SS9, T. H.  Giffin, who was stationed at Donald as a  constable, succeeded him as recorder of  what  was   then   called   Toad   Mountain  district. ______  First Survey Made by Farwell.  The first survey of the present townsite  of Nelson was made by A. S. Farwell, and  not by G. M. Sproat. It was made in the  fall of 1888, and not in 1887 as stated by  St. Barbe. In 1887 Bunting still claimed  the townsite, and he did not, scare oil"  until 1888. In the fall of that year A. S.  Farwell surveyed blocks 1, 2, :i and I, and  the north half of blocks 5, (i, 7 and 8. The  first sale of lots took place in the latter  part of October in a little shake shack,  afterwards used as a recorder's office by  T. H. Giffin, which stood on lot 2, block 1.  At this sale gold commissioner Sproat  presided, and constable Jack Kirkup, now  of Rossland, acted as auctioneer. During  the following winter E. S. Topping continued to sell lots by private sale. In the  following summer A. S. Farwell surveyed  blocks 9 and 11 and the north half of  blocks 10 and 12v and on his way out to the  coast he made a preliminary survey of a  wagon road from Nelson to Sproat's Landing. In 1890 the balance of the townsite  was surveyed by a man named Latimer,  after whom Latimer street was named.  First Railway in Kootenay.  About the time that Farwell made his  preliminary survey of a wagon road from  Nelson to Sproat's Landing, the Canadian  Pacific Railway company got its wires in  shape* for a land subsidy for a railway  from Nelson to Robson. About 1885,  George J. Ainsworth of Oregon, together  with G. B. Wright and others, secured a  charter for the construction of a railway  from   the   Columbia   river  to   Kootenay  lake. The company did, not commence  operations within tlie time' specified by  their charter, and the same wa.s extended  upon the promoters depositing $25,000  with the government. This deposit wa.s  forfeited, and upon the expiration of the  company's charter, the Canadian Pacific-  Railway company secured a charter for  the Columbia & Kootenay railway from  Nelson to Robson, which was built in  1890-1.    The Buildings in Nelson.  Charles St. Barbe is correct in his-statement  that Arthur Bunting   put up the  first cabin upon the townsite, but incorrect  when  he states  that  Hume's store  was  the   second   cabin   erected.    After  Bunting put,up his cabin others were put  up by Martin Fry's sons, in which A. D.  Coplen and Silas H. Cross kept their supplies and. made their headquarters.   The  first cabin built upon the bench-on which  Vernon street runs, was. put up by John  F. Ward hear Rolfe's cottage, for the accommodation   of  his   wife   and   family.  After   this Frank Hanna put up a log  cabin on Baker street,rimmediately west  of the Bank  of British  Columbia.    The  log building referred  to as Hume's log  cabin was built in September, 1888, by R.  E. Lemon behind tlie site of the building  J. Fred Hume & Co., afterwards occupied  as their grocery store.    When  the cabin  was completed a partnership was entered  into between R. E. Lemon and J. Fred  Hume, aud they purchased the business  of Denny & Devine.   The members of the  last mentioned firm were the pioneer merchants of Nelson.  They were first located  down  where the steam boats Nelson and  Kokanee were built, but afterwards moved  up   to   where   the   provincial" jail  now  stands, where they carried on business in  a shake shack until bought out by Lemon  & Hume.   The pioneers did not have very  good luck.   Denny committed suicide in  Spokane, iu   1891,   by  shooting   himself  through the head, and Devine went farming somewhere in the Palouse country. In  1S89 John F. Ward  built a log hotel, to  take the place of the tent in which he had  been  doing  business   for about a year.  John E. Walsh then secured the tent and  opened up a store in it.   James A. Gilker  opened up a tent store, in 1SS9, between  the government shack and Hume's store.  It was not squeezed in between the government   shack   and   Ward's   hotel.    As  there were only four shacks and buildings  on the 150 feet of ground extending east  from   the   corner of Ward  and  Vernon  streets at the time, there was no urgent  necessity for   squeezing anything much  icss a lOby 12 tent.  The Roll of Pioneers.  The first formal Christmas dinner given  in Nelson was given by Mrs. Frank Hanna  in 1888.   There were over a dozen at the  table, most of whom are still in the country.  Among them were Henry Auderson,  \I_. S. Topping, Dr. .LaBau, Charles Ewing,  Ike Nail, P. J. McDougall, Si Johns, Bart  Henderson, Nate Lay, Cariboo Joe, Frank  Hanna and myself.   Two members of the  dinner party have since died.   Bart Henderson died in Nelson, and  his  was  the  first grave in the burying ground near  the Columbia &   Kooteuay   land   office.  Anderson   died   at  Ainsworth  some srx  years   after; the dinner.    E.  S.  Topping  was the first recorder in Trail Creek district, and is now a citizen of Trail. Frank  Hanna and his wife are also at Trail,, and  Cariboo   Joe   divides  his   time   between  Trail and Rossland.   Nate Lay is now at  the Halcyon Hot Springs, and Dr. LaBau,  Si Johns and myself have continued to  make Nelson our headquarters ever since.  Charlie Ewinglives near Bonner's Ferry,  and Ike Nail "and McDougall are somewhere in the States.   Ai::ong other well-  known men who were here here iu 18S8-S9  were Ed Atherton, John R. Cook. A. H.  Kelly, Hugh Madden, Jack Oates, "Billy"  Perdue, Joe Wilson, John Johnson, Mike  Mahoney, Wilson and Alfred Hill, G. O.  Buchanan, M. S. Davys, A. J. Marks, T.  M. Ward, R. E. Lemon, J. H. Mathesou,  J. Fred Hume, John Houston, A.xel Johnson, Oscar Soderberg, A. D. Coplen, Mike  Kealey, Charles Van Ness, Newlin Hoover,  and S. ii. Cross. M. S. Davys was one of the  first to purchase claims on Toad mountain,  buying the Goldeu King group of claims  for   an   English  company in  November,  1888.    He   built   a   trail,   which   left the  Silver King trail a short distance from  Nelson, and following Cottonwood Smith  creek climbed the mountain to the claims  about four   miles from  Nelson.   A mill-  was put upon the property in the summer  of 1889, a part of which was afterwards  taken over to the Whitewater claims on  Rover   creek.    Jack   Mathesou    was the  first barber to do business in  Nelson.    In  1889 he rigged up a chair on the sidewalk  in front of Soderberg & Johnson's restaurant on Vernon street, and made sufficient  to pay his traveling expenses, but on the  way out he lost all the tools of his  trade  in the Columbia river.  The First Real Estate Men.  Harold Selous was not the first real  estate agent in Nelson. The first to embark in this busines were Messrs. Houston,  Ink & Allan, in the spring of 1890, and  for the first two years they sold twice as  many lots as all the other agents in the  town put together. Selous did not come  to Nelson as a contractor. He got here  in 1889 and worked up from a wood cutter. About the first job he had wa.s clearing a lot for A.. J. Marks for the site of the  present Nelson hotel. After this he packed  Marks' trunk up from the steamboat  landing, and later took a contract for  cutting E. S. Topping's stovewood. The  first contract that Selous secured which  amounted to anything  was the clearing  of the street's of Bogustown. in which  undertaking 1 was his partner. It was after  this that Selous, together with Tom Lewis,  secured the contract for widening the  channel of the Kootenay river. Jt was  from the profits, of these contracts that  Selous got his start, but in' order to get  this start Selous worked harder than  most men in. Nelson. Hard work was a  greater factor in Selous' climb up the ladder than luck.        ...'-���~r.'. Nelson's First Postofflce.  ��� The first" postolifice established in Nel-  sonby the postal department was located  inJames A. Gilker's tent in 1S89, and although not the first postmaster in Nelson,  Gilker was the .first to receive an appointment from Ottawa. He was at this time  in partnership with F. B., Wells of Revelstoke, who was postmaster at Revelstoke.  A weekly mail service down the Columbia  river was established, but upon the river  route becoming closed in November, the  government    ordered    the    mail    to   be  brought in via Kootenay station .on the  Northern  Pacific.   This   was a  monthly  service, and Ned Brav took the contract  for" the winter of 1889-90, receiving $100  per month.   In the winter of 1890-91 the  mail was brought in from Marcus. The postal department announced that it would  establish a service from Marcus twice a  month during the winter.  As the C. &'K.  railway   was  being   constructed  at this  time, an attempt- was  made to secure a  weekly service,   but  postoffice inspector  Fletcher refused to comply with the request for the weekly service.   The people  of Nelson then decided to pay the difference in the cost of a weekly and twice a  month service, and a subscription list was  headed by Houston, Ink <fc Allan  with a  subscription of $100.   Joe Wilson,.secured  the  mail contract that winter, but was  drowned in Kootenay lake before the service was started.   The contract was then  taken  over by  Blake   Wilson' and Billy  Perdue. Perdue had the lower end of the  route   from   Marcus    to   Trail,   roughly-  sneaking a distance of 00 miles, and Mexican Juan the portion from Trail to Nelson,  another 55 miles.   This service gave great  satisfaction, as the people of Nelson could  gamble on   the hour that Me.xican Juan  would arrive, and the contract with Wilson & Perdue was renewed-in the winter  of 1891-2,  Colville  being substituted  for  Marcus as  the starting point.    In  1S92-3  the contract was awarded to Robert and  Anthony Madden.  1891, when the NeNon  was launched,  continued   running   regularly   until  fall of 1892. ���'  Jt  the'  American Postage In Canadian Towns.  Prior to the establishment- of a post-  ot'lice'ih Neisbii all'the" mail" that reached  this section, of which E. S. Topping was  acting postmaster, was franked in by Dr.  Ilendryx, whose associates .v^re operating the steamer Galena on Kootenay hike,  of which captain Hayward was master'.  During 18SS-9, nearly all the stamps sold  in Nelson were American stamps. I_ven  after the postoffice was established fully  one-third of the stamps sold here were  United States stamps. In the winters of  IS90-1 and 1891-2 tlie subscription lists' of  the Nelson Miner were sent out to Marcus  and Colville and accorded the privileges  of the American mails upon the payment  of the United States rate of postage, the  bulk of the papers being returned to  Canada through the Uuited States mails.  The Early Steamers on Kootenay Lake.  AVilliam   Baillie-Grohman    brought   in  the first steamboat which ran on Kootenay lake.   It was known as the Midge,  and was a small screw steamer.    She was  brought in in 1881 in connection with the  reclamation   work   along   the  Kootenay  river and eventually fell into the hands  of T. L. Davis, after which it was generally known as  the  "Mud  Hen."    Davis  was.a. Welshman who was brought out to  this country by colonel Baker to superintend an  experimental  farm   which  he  was to induce the government to locate  at Oranbrook.    This  experimental, farm  was never started, but Davis worked for  colonel Baker for some mouths.   He afterwards fell in with Baillie-Grohman and  caiue down to Kootenay river as a prospective settler upon  the land which the  company was to reclaim, it being a condition that the reclamation company should  notonly reclaim but settle the lands before securing title.    The next steamer to  make  its appearance  was  the Surprise,  which was put into service some time in  188;>0 by the Ilendryx company, operating tlie Blue.Bell mine.    Its chief business  was the moving of supplies to the Blue  Bell.    Following this came  the steamer  Idaho in  the spring of  1888.    This  craft  was brought over from the Coeur d'Alene  hike by Dick  Fry and  Capt. Thompson,  having been purchased, from  Capt. Ains-  ley and Nelson  Martin.    "Hi" Sweet was  the first engineer upon  the  Idaho.    The  Idaho is still in com mission on Upper Kooteuay lake.    Three months after the Idaho,  came the Galena, also owned by the Ilendryx company. This was the first boat ruu  by captain Hayward upon Kootenay lake.  Its lirst trip from Nelson to  the Blue Bell  mine was a memorable one.   Dr. ilendryx  had loaded the boat up with a number of  friends, who in return for his hospitality  were   expected  to admire  the steaming  qualities   of   the   Galena.    The   steamer  started   back  from  Nelson,  anil reached  The  Narrows, about fifteen   miles  from  the   town.     Here   it    wa.s    found   that  the  boat's   engines   were   not   powerful  enough to get through and a lay-over followed  until  the   Idaho came along and  towed the Galena through, another day  beiiitf occupied in reaching the Blue  Bell  mine.    After this it was found  necessary  to cut the Galena in  two and  lengthen  her.   The   Galena   continued   to   be   the  principal   boat on   the  lake  until  June,  The Pilot Bay Smelter.  The building of the smelter at Pilot Bt\y,  was not primarily a pare of the scheme  for   the   development of   the' Blue Bell  mine..   Before  the erection of  the  Pilot  Bay   smelter  was   decided    upon,  A.  B.  Ilendryx and Franklin Farrel had a  sort  of option on the Silver King group.' They  examined   the   property  andt made   the  owners an offer, but it wa.s rejected.   It  was not until after this offer was rejeered  that Pilot Bay was selected as a site for  smelting operations.    The location of the  smelter at Pilot Bay was nothing more or  less than a real estate,speculation.    Pilot  Bay had been selected  by George Kane,  now of Kaslo, as a site for a saw-mill for  the Davies-Sayward  company, and  was  first known as Pirate'sBay. The following,'  spring "Josh" Daviesand Dr. Hendryx got  up the  Pilot Bay  townsite scheme aud  work was started upon the construction  of the  smelter.    Although  Dr. Hendryx  did not meet with much success in his operations in Kootenay he is kindly remem-.  bered by all the old-timers.    He was the '  most accommodating man that ever east  in his lot with the district.    Hi*; company  did much to keep the country moving lor  the first two or three years after its discovery.    They were in fact the only men  in the country who had any money. Much  was spent in the development of the Blue   '  Bell aud iu the operating of small steamers.   These latter were of great service to  the men moving about the lake, and there  never was a man too poor to ride on Hendryx' boats.    Tiie First Newspaper in Nelson.  - The Miner, the first newspaper established in Nelson, was ndt started, by  Messrs. Houston <fc Ink, but by Messrs.  Houston, Ink & Allan, the plant being  packed in by Joe Wilson's pack train  from Sproat's landing. Thr TitmuNK was  not started by Houston & Ink, ast stated  by St. Barbe, but by John Houston, C. V.  Dake, W. J. MacKay) Mr. Ink having  left Nelson after the sale of The Miner,  and Tine TanurxK was a gowiug concern  before he returned or acquired any interest in it. Houston has not left the country, as might be inferred from the local  historian's story, but continues to be  in evidence as chief magistrate of  the city of Nelson. Again, The Miner  was not the first mining paper in  Kootenay. The Donald Truth, started  by John Houston in 1SS8, was something'  of a mining paper itself. 1 remember  reading much mining news in The Truth  relative to the Kooteuay country, and  know that The Truth was widely quoted  by United States mining journals, extracts from The Truth appearing weekly  in the Mining Press of Sim Francisco. The  Miner was during the first two years of  its life a mining paper, but it cannot well  be so classed now.  The Merchants of Sproat's Landing.  Sproat's Landing was never a rival of  Nelson's.    Tt never amounted to anything  more  than  a construction  camp  during  the building of the Columbia & Kooteuay  railway.    In .'addition to the railway company's store- the only merchants, in  the  place were R..E. Lemon and Sam Green,  now of Kaslo. John A. Gibson rami hotel  there and Mrs. Shroeder conducted a restaurant.    When  the  railway  work  was  finished the residents of Sproat's Landing  moved to Nelson, one after another. None  of the people doing business in Sproat's  Landing purchased  town lots, and all of  them moved off. without paying the owner  anything  in   the way of rental  for  the  ground covered by their place of business.  Some settled afterwards, but those who  did  not   were   sued.    These   cases   were  tried in Nelson, and judgment was given  in favor of Thomas Sproat in some of the'  cases.    W. C. McLean,  who  was  one of  the contractors upon the C. & K. railway,  became entitled  to   a   place   in   history  through being sued at  this  time, by the  owner of Sproat's Landing for compensation  for  the   use  of   the  townsite as  a  grazing   ground   for  his   horses.    W.  F.  Teetzel wa.s never engaged in  business at  Sproat's Landing, and George A. Bigelow  came to Nelson direct from Manitoba.  The Revelstoke and Golden Smelters.  There is the same consistent inconsistency in the historian's account of the attempt to establish smelters at Revelstoke  and Golden, lie states that the smelter  tit Golden was blown in but was allowed,  to freeze up, and that nothing came of it,  and that therefore it could not be said'to  have been more successful than the Revelstoke smelter, "which -was never lit up at  all." As a matter of fact the Golden  smelter never froze up for the very good  reason that a trial run was never put  through the furnace. The Revelstoke  smelter furnace on the other hand, was  blown in, but froze up aud was allowed to  stand idle. Since being closed down the  Revelstoke smelter was treated as common property by'most people who required anything about it in the way of  machinery, and this summer T. J. Lend-  niiii found little of the plant intact when  he undertook the work of jobbing it off to.  the other smelters of Kootenay.  The Naming of Bogustown.  There are many theories for the application of the name of Bogustown to the  townsite first placed on the market as  "Nelson City." The name was fir-t given  it by K. R. Atherton, and was owing as  much to trouble which men employed in  improving it had in securing their money  _*_ft  r. V  n-i .�����*���*���  ir: ���.���_.  ,-.,_  ���_____- ..^j.���g,.,., ,, j . , i   ,_..,.. mrr" imv'ilj ' .���<���'   i'ju.*.      ������  ���!��� war. ���������i--.,�����mr^-���������A. ...._������n.....   -.���������.���-���.������.,.,���.,       ���    ���    �����,._   .    ���."���T"-1' ��!-��� '. ����������� .��j'������ ��� ������.  "����������������  *,�� '* ^-lp�� Tyi"'. V'-* l.f-f&ZT^VTW-'^' "t ". ' Jlt t'l H,\.\ ���-v " 4t<*V CTV j.   ���'   i-1-. Y "I�� * *"���'��� '"W" '. "rl'���'V,1-^V%,*"',"���n'"-"~,*"J.".Y"'i''"1" "   ""''i"' " -" "      '".- *"��i1.   "t*    ,'�����= "'     ���   " 1   !u THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2;\  1397.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIBUNE   i- publish'."!   on'  Saturday*,  by Tin:  ' . TimtuN_ fUHUriuixc; Company", mid will be mailed  to subscribers on payment of Two Dom.ahs ;i year.  No subscription taken for les-, than u vcar.  REGULAR AinrKUTl.*5K..IKNTri primed al iho following rates: On'.!- inch, $:>(> a your: two inches,  SfiO a" year: three inehe-* $81 a year; four inches,  ��00 a year; five inehi-, .s;i).0 a year; .six indie.-, and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch per month.       '  TRANSIENT ADVKHTISI'jMENTS _J cents: a line for  first insertion and 10'cents a line for each additional  insertion.' Jiirth,  uijirriaKC anil death notices free.  LOCAL OK READING MATTKK NOT1CKS -lo cents a  lino each insertion.  JOB PRINTING nl. .fair rare.-.     All accounts for job  printing  and   advertising   payable  on   tho   first,  nl'  ��� every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  r        THK TKIUL'NK. Nelson. 1'.. O.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA BAU & KOIMX���Physicians and Surgeons. Rooms  3. 1 and f>, Uigdow block. .Nelson.   Telephone 12.  DR.   .1.   A.   AK.M.STKONd   Govci miu-iil    Yc-lcrinary  Inspector.   Treats diseases of all doineslic iiniinaln.  All stock inspected at Nelson.    Nelson, It. I'.  Dlt. 11. K. HA Lb���Dentist.   Graduate of Philadelphia  Dental College.   Seven years experience.   Gold und  .porcelain crowns inserted.   Teeth replanted.   Ollice Willi  Dr. George I tall, Raker .street.  WJ. II. HOL.MIC3. C. K. ���Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    P. 0. box 82, Kaslo. U. C.  A.  II.   IIOLIHOM-Analytical CiiciiiNl and A.-  fliill si reel, .Velson.  C. GWILLIal, H.A.Se. .<: W. S. .JOHNSON. B.A.So.  ���Mining   Itinginoors   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City,. H. O.  J  _,odg-e mbetincts:  NKLSON LODGE. NO. 23. A. J*'. �� A. M. Mccl.s  second Wednesday in itu.Ii ni'mUi. Snjniirniiig  brethren invited.  promise of Mi-. Laurier to accede to that  scheme was given in the campaign of 1S9.1.  The total increase asked for is'$2,009,291,  in the following proportions: Ontario,  $734,0S:J: Quebec 7-19,282; Nova Scotia,  $170,:jl(5: New Brunswick; $130,000: Manitoba, $io,000: British Columbia, $(55,000;  Prince Kchvard Island,'.$(10,000.  AVhkn the premier left for England before the jubilee he was plain.Mr. Laurier  and Canada was only,a colony. While he  was abroad her majesty made him a  belted knight, and, according to his own  story, he made Canada a nation.  Toronto men were the first to make an  effort to secure the alternate.placer claims  reserved by the federal government in  the Ivloudyke. Theirs was perhaps the.  cheekiest proposition that ever went before a government for consideration. A  syndicate of Toronto men proposed to  send a company of men to the Klondyke  to assist-, the government in  maintaining  6rd��  Tin  men were to be available  The Ames Koiden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" shoiild be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot.  tr-mvxu  SATURDAY MORNING  .SKITEjUBKU -J;",, IS!)7  TiiK merchants of Nelson are experiencing a siege from an army of advertising  fakirs. Some go into these fake schemes  because they think they are getting the  worth of their money, but many are bled  because they imagine they cannot afford  to stay out when others have gone in.  While it is every merchant's privilege to  advertise as he sees fit, a little reflection  should convince him that there are better  mediums than those offered by fakirs.  There are three weekly newspapers in  Nelson, any one of which could give local  merchants a better service than any  scheme yet suggested by a fakir. In return for such patronage the local newspaper does what it can to advance the interests of the city, while the only consideration shown by the fakir for the local  merchants is the removal of his presence  to some other un worked- field. When,  however, the fakirs.,secure the endorsement of the local'papers, as they profess  to have done in the case of The Miner, they  have their work made easy. So long as  local papers endorse fakirs for the few  dollars there is in it in the turning out of  their work, just, so long will they thrive.  Such papers conserve neither the interests of the merchants nor of the town.  for police duty in times of emergency, in  return for which the syndicate requested  that they be allowed to work out, the alternate claims reserved by the government. The federal government rejected  the scheme without computing what this  police service would cost.  Thk appointment of J. R,. Vicars as  warden of the new jail at Evamloops has  caused many to realize that Hon. G. B.  Martin, chief commissioner of lands and  works, does not draw much water as a  cabinet; minister. Martin it is said'offered  the billet to one man, and afterwards  promised it to another. Although the  appointment should come within Martin's  province he was altogether ignored in its  making. If such is premier's estimate of  his colleague, how can he expect the people of the province to retain their confidence in him?_   Tin-: judgment of justice Drake in the  case of Daniel vs. the Gold Hill Mining  Company and others, will come as a surprise to most foreign mining companies  doing business in this province. Heretofore foreign mining companies have ignored the Companies Act legislation of  the province, assuming that they were  bound only by the laws of the state in  which they were incorporated. The judgment of justice Drake makes it very cleat  that all companies doing business in this  province must conform to the laws of the  province bearing upon companies. The  judgment of justice Drake should be satisfactory to all save those who expect to  introduce sharp practice'into their companies' operations.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  WILL   REACH   THE   $800,000   MARK.  The , Mineral Exports of the Port of Nelson for  September Exceed Previous Records.  The exports of ore and matte for the  current month have been the heaviest in  the history of the port of Nelson, and the  indications are that the mineral exports  for the full month will aggregate in value  8806,000. The value of the exports for the  iirst twenty-five days of the month already exceed in value the exports of any  previous mouth, and give an average ol  $27,000 per clay for the mineral exports  alone. The exports of matte .and bullion  from the Hall Mines for the past week  have been the heaviest in the history' of  that company's operations, aggregating  close upon the $70,000. The entries for  the week were:  BULLION   AND .MATTE.  Pounds Value  Trail smelter  .............. 1 lil.Olll  Mall Mines .smelter,' Nelson, matte.. ���. I38,:">77  ORK. ���., Approximate  e  ectric Company, L  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make iise' 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       UlS���^i^d^!!!iof      Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  Payne mine. Slocan   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Noble r/'ive mines, Slocan   Rambler mine, Slocan   Kootenay Ore Company. Kaslo.  Slocan Hoy mine. Slocan   Tons.  .  :���o  I AS'  ;'il) :  -,-. is:  117 '  ^"liV-  Value.  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  >��Pe-   ?_3_^_5��i -FRANK. DARLING, ��� Agent.  $1SIM)!)7  Total so far for September...     5,1.1:1  SUS0.4S1  $075, IS!)  S.')i:i,S:,j.  sis:i,ss.i  .'?:ii)7,7fl7     :,,7IU  *$j;,:,.:>3i  S<i77,GSl  35(i'2,S5:,  Total for January   ....   1,5 IU  S(i75,50(i  Tot.nl.via Revelstoke to Sept. 7  ih..  SSSO.iKtl  ��r.,7'2(),7_7  "   Tin-: editor of The Colonist is fast losing  what prestige he had when he took the  editorial chair of The Colonist.    He got  off on the wrong foot.   He was fearful  lest the people of this province would not  recognize at once that he had a truer conception of an editor's duties, and that he  was more loyal to the province than ������any-  other editor in it.    He proclaimed his loyalty from the  housetop and  denounced  certain well known American citizens for  presuming   to   run   newspapers   in   the  province.   These  things have prompted  people  to enquire as  to who this great  man was, and it has come out that The  Colonist editor, out of his own mouth, is  an ex-patriated Canadian, who, in order  to give his writings  upon an American  newspaper some force, forswore his allegiance to the land of his birth.    Such is  the man  who presumes to mould  public  opinion  in  this  province  upon   political  affairs, who is offensively personal in his  writings about other   editors   and   who  whimpers when  others grow personal in  their writings about himself.  Wiik.v the editor of the Rossland Miner  was in the employ of The Miner of Nelson  he made himself the laughingstock of the  province in the extremity of his abuse of  the Turner government and the members  of the cabinet. He was all but hysterical  in liis cries to the Liberal party leaders'to  take the field against the Dunsmuir-Tur-  ner-Ilithetgang. who were despoiling tlie  province. But, the dog has returned to  his vomit. He is now pelting mud at  these same leaders whom he called upon  for succor and defends the Dunsmuir-  Turner-Rlthet gang in all its possible combinations.      _    Tin-: Toronto Mail is the authority for  the statement that the scheme promulgated in 1SK7 for increasing the provincial  subsidies is to be revived. Three members of the cabinet Messrs. Mfnvat, Blair  and Fielding signed tiie manifesto of  J887, prepared in Quebec when Mercier  was in  power in that   province: and the  There will be no services in the English  church tomorrow. -,.-������  Voorhees & Davis will give a musical  ��� entertainment in the Barrett block on  Monday evening, under the auspices of  the the Ladies" Guild of the Church of  England.   .' ..  .  ; Duncan McBeath returned this week  from Slocan City. *Great progress is being  made with the Slocan river road, and if  the weather continues favorable trains  will be running from the junction to Slocan City by October 20th.  On and after Saturday next the steamer  Alberta will leave Kaslo at 4 p. m., both  on her ordinary day trip to Nelson and  on her Saturday afternoon trip to Bonner's Ferry. The Alberta will therefore  arrive in Nelson at S o'clock instead of 9  o'clock, as formerly.     -  Arthur St. Clair Briudle was'married in  Kaslo on Monday evening to Miss Mabel  Estabrooks, of New Denver. The couple  will take up their residence ih New Denver when they return from the honeymoon.  A. II. Buchanan, manager of the Bank  of Montreal, leaves next week for a three-  months' vacation, the first of any length  since coming to Nelson iu 1892. He will  go to his old home in the city of Quebec,  and from there take.in the eastern country generally. Robert Rintoul, of Montreal, will act as manager during Mr. Buchanan's absence.  But two real prominent men visited  Nelson this week from far distant points :  Robert C. Adams, of Montreal and Midway and John McDonald, of Colville and  Chewelah.  William Archer, of New York City, was  in Nelson this week attending court. Mr.  Archer is a member of the contracting  firm of Dawson & Archer, who have carried to completion several of the largest  buildings erected in New York. They are  now engaged on a 3J-story office building,  in which 10,000,000 bricks alone will be  used. Mr. Archer and his partner, together with friends, were induced to take  interests in the mining and other schemes  on Pent! d'Orille river, which the Good  hues promoted. Now they wish thej  hadn't.  C. E. Perry, resident engineer of the  Canadian Pacific, says that eight miles of  track are laid on the Slocan branch road,  and that if nothing untoward happens  the road will be completed in six weeks.  Track-laying is reported almost finished  on the Robson-Trail road, and trains will  probably be moving on it next week.  A meeting of the creditors of the .Nelson Sawmill Company, Limited, will be  held on Monday for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the company. The  assets of the company consist chielly of  timber limits.  iey  Kelson's Sewer System.  Onslow Newhng has entered into a contract t,o build the sewers in Nelson. The  work contracted for is to be completed by  November loth, 1807. One of the clauses  in the specifications is as follows: "The  contractor shall pay each workman engaged upon the work not less than' $2.fi0  per day of ten hours, and the wages of  workmen must be paid every two weeks;  should the contractor fail to-'pay in full  the wages due in two days after the end  of each period of two weeks tlie corporation reserves to themselves the right to  pay such wages due, and to deduct the  amount, of the same from any moneys due  or to become due to the contractor."  It might be suggested here that all  property owners intending to connect  with the sewers should do so when the  sewers are under construction. Mr. New-  ling will give estimates and contract for  the work.   Tramps Cause a Railway Smash.  V'ancoi'xiou, Sept. 18.���Tramps on the  Canadian Pacific railway are becoming  unmanageable. Yesterday's accident on  the Canadian Pacific railway, by which  seven freight cars and two engines were  wrecked and one man killed and two injured, was caused by tramps. The engineer and fireman had left the cab at  Ta-pp.au siding . to get their .supper, in  looking toward the track they saw their  engine and train leave the siding for tlie  main line, and run away. Four tramps  at the same time ran from where the  train had been standing. Three of them  were captured aud held. The one who  pulled the lever of the vacated-engine  was not caught. The runaway train had  attained terrific speed when it met the  westbound freight, as demonstrated by  the wreck that followed.  Wednesday Evening's Session.  A short session of the council was held  Wednesday evening. Mayor Houston reported that Edward Bragg, to whom the  contract, for laying the sewer pipe had  been awarded, had left the city, and that  he was negotiating with the next lowest  bidders���Newhng & Co.���for the performance of the work. Alderman Hillyer  gave notice that he would introduce a bylaw at the next meeting of the council,  providing for the lighting of the streets  of the city:  The Steamer Rossland.  The machinery for tlie new C. P., R.  steamer Rossland now being built at Na-  kusp, is being put in position and will be  launched in a few days. It is said that  the Rossland will exceed anything iu  point of speed in the C. P. l\. service. In  style she will be built on the lines of the  Kokanee, aud in size will be very similar.  Her speed will probably be 18 miles. The  Rossland will make a round trip daily between Robson and Arrowhead.  Increasing the Force at The Ymir.  The new wagon road to the Ymir mine,  near Ymir, is about completed, the contractors building it being Noell i_ Thompson. The owners of the property are also  putting up new buildings for the accommodation ' of the men. They have only  been working 20 'men. but a much larger  number will be employed now. as more  room is needed. There is much good ore  on the dump, and work will be pushed  forward rapidly. .  The Clean-Up on Forty-Nine Crook.  The clean-up on the Nelson Hydraulic  company's ground on "40 creek, did- not  come up to the expectations of either the  lessee or the owners of the ground, ft  was variously estimated that the gold  in the sluice boxes would aggregate $.10,-  000 in value, but it has been learned upon  good authority that the yield will not exceed $2,500. This it is. said will not pay  operating expenses for the season. One  nugget worth $150 was secured.  An Early Session of tho Commons.  Ottawa, Sept. 22.���The cabinet discussed yesterday afternoon the programme for the ne.xt session. It wa.s generally agree that parliament wouldd meet  early and that new legislation and departmental reports would be introduced  after the opening of parliament, it is  about as good as settled that Hon. David  Mills will replace sir Oliver Mowat in the  justice department,  Will start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing  and Factory  Is now running full time under tlie management  of  C. K.  Doty, a  coiupoLcnl.  draughtsman  and  -'mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge. ��� ���  New Designs  In house interiors, office aud store lixturos. dado  work.'.nullities, brackets, mouldings, hook'cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders lor all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  AN'11  Always Reliable and as Represented  For Sale by all Leading Dealers  Ohas. Boeokh & Sons,  Manufacturers, of Brushos  Brooms and Wooodenware  i HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuckett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT, O  NELSON, B.C. KJ.  : Direct from Belgium expected this monl.li.-. Hough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors  Yard and branch ollice  foot, of   Ilendryx  Sire  Nelson.  G. 0.  FOOT OF  HALL STItKlCT. NELSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,   Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned Work,   and Office  Fitting's.     Just  ���arrived  and  in  stock,  a carload  of Chance's English   Rolled  Glass; ail  sizes  tip  to 4 by 6 feet.  e  Formerly Stanley House  Ur|der new  management  Refurnished and  Renovated throughout  Everything new and  first-class  Electric lights and  moderri  &eneral Commission and Manufacturers' Agent  __.G-_DJSTCX__S  Great; West Oatmeal Mills. I'ilot JMoiuhl, .Manitoba  The It. 11. Smith lliscuit Factory. Victoria. M. C-  KOOTK.VAY AKArKM'AliTKRS. NKLSON  Tlie Virden Roller-Mills. Virden. Manitoba  Smith' & Kischel. Cigars. Si. Jerome, Quebec  13. C.     ���.���������...'���.  OfT5.ee:   Bealey Block, Baker Street,.Nelson.  Auctioneers, leal Estate and General Commission Agents,  CUSTOM  BROKERS AND NOTARIES PUBLIC  IMPROVED NELSON  RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE  Offices to let in Brick Blocks h,eated by steam and furnished with all modern improvements.  toves!  U^DER fJEW M/\NACEMEf<T  J. C. BLANDY & CO., Proprietors,  BALFOTJB  This  ramous and  delightful   summer, resort  has been  taken  over by Ihe above  lirni and will  be conducted in the future in a first-class manner  COOD SrjCOTINC AND FISHJMC  LAWN TENNIS GROUNDS  COOL PIC-NIC CR0VES  PARTIES PROVIDED FOR,  It A T K.S:   S'J IK). A Nil' S'J .'.0 I ��� KI!  I) A Y.  We are agents for The James Stewart Manufacturing' Company of Woodstock, and have just received 2 cars of their  celebrated Stoves and Ran yes, which we are offering- at ex-  ceptionally  low prices.     We   have  also a  full   stock of  Oueen  Heaters.     Give us a call.     Prompt  attention  to letter orders.  THE BEST VALUES IN  _S,___^1_   ESTATE  __._nt_d co_v__v_issio_**r __.C3-__isra?  iivr. 1 isr 1 _sr a- _3_s,o__:___-i  D.  IS OKFI-'.IIKD MY  -J  BKALF.Y BLOCK. HAKKlt STIIKICT, NKLSON.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  ���mi  This house carries the largest stock of furniture and furnishings  in southern Kootenay.   Substantial reductions for cash.  " MUSIC  LESSONS  Mrs.    Morley   is   prepared    to  receive pupils for piano, violin  For terms  ���Vpply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,. Nelson  Near corner Victoria and Stanley slreels  Mrs. Johnson.  Views of all parts of ICootenay  TIlofoKi'aph- in tin- latest, slylr.  Giia.rii.nli;o -ati-ifacl.ioii  NOTICE.  tlaviiiK appointed \V. .1. 0. Dickson local ii^uiit for  Addition A to the townsite of Nelson. inlendiiiK purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  K. O. INNTCS.  'HE TREM0NT  x*T____soisr  or organ  MALONF & THKriILLU.S. Troprinlors.  toElsTTIST  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain distriri.  is the headquarters   or prospectors and miners.  Will open dental parlor* in the Traves block, corner of  ISnUor and Ward streets upon the completion of the  building. Tho building will be ready in about one mnnt, h  V-  ���&m*  :ts2!^^^ THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER .25, 1897.  KS3  kSw  ._  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LOUD  STKATHCONA AND   MT..   ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-1'rcsidcnt  K   S. CLOUSTON General Manager  _TELS03sr _3H-i__._sra_3:,  1ST. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        HRANCHKS  IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW. YORK,   CHICAGO  ���   and in the principal cities in Canada.  uy and  sell Sterling  Exchange and  Cable Transfers  CJItANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CREDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DKAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE;  ETC.  Itpeeuied'to have some effect on him,  for he rose without as much difficulty as  "might have been expected, though he.  leaned on her heavily. She led him out  to the bath room. "Get in the bath, now,  clear," she said, sweetly. '  "Ge'n wot?" he exclaimed.  "The bath tub," she repeated.   ,  "But er go in rue cloze on," he objected,  looking round at her. ���  "Oh, no you haven't, John," she told  him. "You think you have, but you  haven't.    Now get in, like a good boy."  Her argument seemed unanswerable to  him, so he laughed foolishly and slowly  climbed into the tub, though in a hesitating kind'of a way, too. He was no sooner  iu than she grabbed Ids head, pushed it,  under, the tap and turned on the cold  water at full force. It took him so much  by surprise that he was at first motionless, but he soon commenced to struggle  violently. In vain. She held his head  with both of her hands, saying:  "It's an old suit of clothes, you know,  .John. You would wear them, and it won't  $1,000   FOR   AN   EYE.  a bit of harm���nor  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATI-: OF JNTJijRKST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  AN UNFORTUNATE EXPERIMENT.  you, either,  effort  John Jones was .telling his wife--they  had not been married very' long, by the  way-abouta man who came home one  night so drunk that he had to lie down on-  the floor while bis wife pulled his shoes  off for him. He also mentioned the fact  that this.man's wife did not seem to take  her husband's condition to heart very  badly, but made rather a joke of it and  twitted him in the morning quite good-  naturedly.  "Such a spirit," remarked Jones, ������.strikes  "me as being very creditable to a woman.  . It isn't every man's wife who regards an  occasional lapse so leniently. Now, as  you know, I am not a drinking man, but  if I should get drunk one of these nights���  I say if I should -how would vou take  it?" And he watched her face carefully  as he asked the question.  IMrs. Jones laughed heartily. The idea  seemed to amuse her very much. But  she straightened out her features and assumed ii shocked expression. "1 should  be disgusted. John," she said, "perfectly  disgusted. Why, ' shudder at the mere  idea of your being intoxicated. ��� Vou  would lose my respect, John, right away,  and whatever you do you must never forfeit that! No. John, dear, I could never  stand your being drunk !"  John listened with great {attention to  this reply, and he came to the conclusion  that she didn't mean a word of it. He  had detected in the tone of her voice what  lie stamped in his mind as a, false note.  Jones was something of a reader of character, and in his own quiet way- he had  been studying the various phases of his  wife's disposition ever since they had  been married, over two years ago.  He therefore determined to see precisely  how she would conduct, herself if he did  come home drunk one night, or rather, it-  she thought him drunk, for he decided to  simulate the condition in order to make  his observations.  "Dear me," murmured Mrs. Jones, one  night; or early morning, about a week  after their conversation already noted,  "I wonder where John can be! He's never  been so late before out playing poker. 1  feel quite anxious."  The hour was 2 a. m., aud Mrs. Jones  was seated in a chair with a book in her  hand, which she was not reading.  Suddenly she heard the rattle of a key  in the lock of the outer door of the flat,  and in a few minutes her ears noted the  sound of something stumbling along the  do them  dear  At this he  gave a superhuman  and stood straight up in the bath.    '  "Here! here!" he yelled, "what the  devil does this mean?" His enunciation  was very clear indeed.  Mrs. Maria Jones laughed very heartily  indeed.  "J was sobering you up, dear," she replied.  "But I'm not drunk!"  " Really not drunk?   You dou't say so!"  "Certainly not! I was only pretending���  just to fool you."  "Yes, dear, 1 know," was the reply of  Maria.  "Then what in the name of asterisks  did you do that for?" he demauded. as he  shook the water out of his ears.  "To teach you not to try and deceive  your wife!"  And when she(left him alone with two  or three huckaback towels he came to the  conclusion that he would quit studying  the various phases of his wife's character.  slocan mining  notes.  hall. She grew pale, and stood up. The  parlor door was opened with considerable  violence,   and   she   saw .Well,    she  could scarcely believe her eyes at first.  Was this her husband?: The spectacle in  the open doorway was that of a man  with a battered hat, torn coat, and trousers splashed with mud. His clothes simply  reeked with whiskey. He gazed at her,  with blinking eyes and his mouth trembled, and leered at her. His eye glasses-  were fastened onto his right ear.  '"Lo!"  "Oh, John!" was all she could say.  "'Lo, M'ria!"he repeated. "Mo!    Wash  W'y 'n' jer come   'n  gimme  kiss,  chuckled.     "Hey?"  he  loud and  fierce tone of  iu a"?  hey?"   Then   he  said  again, in a  voice.  "Oh, John," she said, approaching him  with reluctance, "come into the room, for  goodness'sake, and close the door. The  people in the flat above will hear you!"  "D'n care'f they do!" he replied, still  hanging onto the knoband swayingabout  unsteadily. "Who cares? Ilh, -ha, ha!  Who cares?   Dev'l bit!"  She closed the door and lie immediately  slipped to the floor with a thump. She  surveyed him as he lay there with an expression on her face that had never been  there before. And then she wondered  what was to be done. As she wondered,  he made two or three spasmodic movements as though trying to rise, but he fell  back each time. Finally, he kissed his  hand to her iu a maudlin fashion, hitting  himself in the eye.  "Pull off boots!" he commanded.  She turned away with a glance of aversion.  "Pull off boots!" he repettted, banging  his heels on the carpet. She he-irated for  an instant, but obeyed him. "However  did you get your clothes all over mud that  way?" she asked him.  "Huh? Oh, fel 'u street���thash how,"  he replied. "OF shuit, whash odds, anyway?"  As a matter of fact, it really was an old  suit, and he had insisted earlier in the  evening on wearing it to the poker game,  somewhat to her surprise. She remembered it as he spoke.  "Come, John," she then said. "Try and  get up. See if you can take hold of my  arm. I'll take care of you, dear. Come.  There's a good boy." Her tone was quite  affectionate.  The C-lueen Bess group has been sold to  C. Iv. Milbourne, who represents a company just formed in London. The price  is SI 1:3,000, of which .*H85,00O is cash and the  balance at two, four and six months. This  group is situated near the Idaho and has  been operated for several months by its  owners. Pete Larsen, J. A. Finch, W.  Glynn and J. H. Moraii, each of whom  owned a quarter interest. The new company will take charge of the mine next  month, and will immediately construct a  concentrator and wagon road. The mill  will be erected on Howson creek at the  end of the Idaho tramway.  Isaac Waldron has taken contract for  another -100 feet on  the long crosscut on  .the Whitewater Deep mine. The calculation is to tap the Whitewater vein 100  feet below any present workings on the  ledge. With the completion of this tunnel another will be commenced on the  flat, close to Bell Bros.' sawmill, within  a few yards of the Iv. it S. track, and run  probably 1,200 feet to tap the ledge still  lower.  Dispute Over a Rossland Ledge.  James V. Merrick,-manager of the Iron  Mask, and Oliver Durant, manager of the  Center Star, are in Bossland endeavoring  to settle a little dispute that has arisen  between the two companies as to the ownership of a, ledge which lies close to tiie  boundary line of the two claims. Last  Monday the Iron Mask miners, iu sinking  a winze from their main tunnel, sank into  a crosscut which was being made by the  Center Star for the purpose of tapping  the same lead. Operations were suspended in that part of both mines, and it  is the intention of the officers of the two  companies to arbitrate the dispute if possible -without resort to long aud e.Ypen.s-  ive litigation. ThelronMask people claim  it as the ledge upon which their property  was located, and say that the Center Star  has trespassed. The Center Star company claims that the ledge comes to an  appex ou their claim, and having been located under the old law which gives title  to all mineral found in a vein that ap-  pexes on a claim, they,say they own the  vein, even though it dips into the Iron  Mask territory. ���  France Favors Silver.  The London Times is becoming alarmed  about the growth of silver sentiment in  France. In a special article in Tuesday's  issued dealing with the causes which led  France to propose the free coinage of  silver, it says that the French ambassador  proposed Ioi to 1 as the rate at which  France would open her mints and then  proceeds to review the bi-metallic movement in France. It points out that in  spite of protection the price of wheat continued to fall in France, until Meline in  IS!)"), in view of the immense, agricultural  vote, changed front and decided that as  protection had failed and a higher price  for wheat was necessary, bi-metalisni must  be tried. The Times continues: At the  conference in May, in the presence of M.  Loubet and M. Magnin, he(M. Meline)said  to senator Wolcott: "Our support will  not be wanting."  Manager Keane Murdered.  Manager Keane of the Cariboo at Camp  McKinney, who shot and instantly killed  Martin Roderick last winter on the suspicion that he was the man who relieved  Geo. B. McAuley of the Cariboo gold  bricks, was shot from his horse some  time Thursday by an ambushed assassin  on the road between Camp McKinney and  Rock Greek and not far from the scene of  the celebrated holdup. No trace of the  murderer has been found and no clue to  his identity can be obtained, but it is supposed the murder was committed in revenge of the killing of Martin Roderick,  by Keane, last winter and some slight  suspicion is advanced that the murderer  was the brother of Roderick, who, it is  said, had vowed to be revenged for his  brother's death.  Samuel  More Secured Judgment Against the  Hall Mines For This Amount.  In the supreme court on Thursday, lie-  fore justice Drake, Samuel L. Moore was  awarded $1,000 damages for the loss of an  eye and injuries to his head,    In January  last   Moore  was   employed  by  the Hall  Mines as a mucker in the company's mine  on Toad mountain. He was working with  a miner, Edwards, and claimed that the  miner did not take precautions to see that  all   the charge  had exploded.   That he  was told by the miner to take a pick and  pick away at a  piece  of rock  and that,  while he was so  working  the explosion  occurred,  seriously   injuring him   about  the head and causing him to lose an eye.  W. A. Macdonald, Q. C. who conducted  the case for the plaintiff, put in the evidence of several miners, that it was the  duty of a miner to see that all  precautions are taken to see that all charges are  exploded before he does any further work  in that part of the workings. This, it ,was  shown   by  the   evidence,   that  Edwards  did not do. t,  The action was brought under the employer's liability act. The case was sent  to the following jurors: , A. II. Clement,  Duncan Macdonald, George Stevenson,  Thomas Booth, II. R. Cameron, Kenneth  Curtis, James Macdonald and Gorman  West. They rendered a verdict against  the Hall Mines for $.1,000.  The Story is Denied.  Inland Sentinel: We wish to contra'-  dict unreservedly the published statement  that "at an informal Liberal meeting held  here on Tuesday it was arranged that Mr.  Semlin should oppose the Hon. G. B. Martin for this division." There is not the  slightest foundation in fact for this statement. It is a fabrication pure and simple. The Liberals of Kamloops have held  no meeting to discuss provincial politics,  neither have they taken any action that  can on any pretence be twisted into a  charge of attempting to introduce dominion party lines in the forthcoming  provincial elections.  Opening of the Queen's Tonight.  At the opening of the Queen's hotel this  evening a concert will  be given  by the  Nelson  brass  band.   The  following  pro-  grame will be presented :  March��� "Colonel Quay"    March���"Tenth Regimen 1"   Walt/.���"I'jspania"   March���-"Past us on Parade"   Medley Overture���"0, Fond Dove"... .  March���"Semper Fidelis"   Medley���"Down Among the Niggers"..  Waltz���"Ktsueno Sednctor"   March-"Sound Oil'."   I.a Serenade   March���"Guard of Honor"   Wnltst���"Daughter of Love"   March���"lirazelLon"   March- -"National Foncil'les"   God Save the Queen.  The Kootenay  pewing,  lalting &  ing Co.,  �� �� ��  [Li-v-T _:____< i  TRAIL,   IB- C.  , MANUFACTURERS, BOTTLERS. AND  WHOLESALE DEAEERS IN  Carbonated Drinks and  Mineral Waters  managkr nelson branch  ... F. II. IjO.soy   Hall  . .Waldtenfcl  . Kerry Mills  .Schlepregrell   Sousa   Roeder    Rosas   Sousa   Shtibcrl,  .  ....Shornum   UciinoLL  ... Barnlion.se    Sousa  Silver Quotations for the Week.  Monday���Silver, 59,i: lead, brokers $1,  exchange $-l._5 to $-1.30. Tuesday���Silver,  59i: lead, broker's $1, exchange $-1.27.', to  $l'.o2J.. Wednesday-Silver. r-Si:" lead,  broker's $4, exchange $-l..'._^, to $-l.:>f).  Thursday���Silver, 5(5y: lead, broker's $���!,  exchange $-l.."i_ to $-I.tf7��. Friday-Silver,  57: lead, broker's $-1, exchange $-l..'J0 to  $1..'j5.   The Slocan Star Resumes Work.  The Slocan Star mill resumed operations  on Monday, and is now running up to its  full capacity.    Sixty men have gone back  into the mine.  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake... This is one of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  Lots $100 to  FlftNK FLETCfjEI}, Trustee.  CORPORATION  OF THE  CITY OF NELSON  CITY  AUDITOR'S   REPORT.  Receipts and disbursements of  City of Nelson to August 31st, 1897  RECEIPTS.  Licenses   Water rates   Police court lines   Dog tax -."..    ���  Overdraft at Bank of Montreal  Miscellaneous   OISIiURSKMENTS.  Ihe corporation of Lhe  Water works ...........  Sidewalks ...   Plant and tools   Printing and stationery.  Salaries    Fire department.  ....  ..  Streets   Special police   interest   Lock-up   Health  ...   Legal expenses    Miscellaneous.   ..     S 1.595 til)  (llili /it)  782 15  120 00  ll,8H7 00  245 00   ���  S1S.3II;  St;  $(J,22!) 71  .   .'i,2!)0 07  .      222 01  075 07  .   1,500 51  770 81  .  3,498 58  ;">(! So  122 (!0  1,292 05  58 2.5   .  250 00  332 15   ���  SI 8,305  SI)  All persons wishing to visit the Goat  River, Duck Creek, Summit Creek, Fort  Sheppard, Priest Lake, or Fort Steele  Mining Districts should know that by  taking the Steamer Alberta or Ainsworth  for Ockonook, Idaho, and purchasing  their supplies of the old reliable Ockonook General Store,' they will get, their,  goods at Spokane retail prices and be  from 20 to 50 miles nearer the above  named districts than at any other supply  point  on  the   Kootenai   River.  J. I. BARNES Manager  0CK0N00K CENERAL STORE  Askroft t_MeClelland  BLAGKSiVIITHING AND  EXPERT HCRSESrinEINC  I. have carefully cheeked the accounts and vouchers in  the cil v clerk's oIHee. and certify that I he above is correct.  '   - -JOHN' HAMILTON', City Auditor.  Say! are you going to  Not while  For 25 cents a quart at the  HOTEL  Wagon   Repairing  Promptly Attended  by a First-Class Wheelwright  to  Special attention given to all kjnds of repairing  an,d custom work, from outside points  THE  MANHATTAN  MAKES  A  SPECIALTY  OF  ALL  KINDS  OF  MIXED  DRINKS  The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway & {Navigation Go.  I1"AVK  nd Vernon streets and plenty  Business Lots  On,Maker and Vi  of good  Residential Lots  in   tli  AIM)  For Sale  Applj   lo  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  in  the government   lowusile   of  Xcl-on.  Also lots in Kobson  CITY SCAVENGERS  Having purchased the scavenger  business formerly carried on by G.  H. Owen, respectfully solicit the continuance of the patronage of G. H.  Owen's former patrons. The new  firm has every appliance necessary  and will guarantee satisfaction to all  those who entrust them with work.  Kootenay Lumber Co.  A complete stock of Building Lumber of  all   kjnds will  now be   l^ept  at  Nelson,.  Charles St. Barbe, Agent.  SHOP:    Cor. Baker arid Hall Sts. Jtelson.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Conducted by the Fathers 0. M. S.  C. F.  ���5  C00DWIN,  PROPRIETOR  VICTORIA STREET, NELSON  TIMBER INSPECTOR'S OFFICE.  NOTICE.  The sale of the Robson .Sawmill Company's mill, which  was  to   have been  sold  on   Monday,  the 23rd  day of  August,  for non-payment   of timber royalty  has been  postponed till Thursday the 23rd day of September, 1807.  II. .1. SICINNER, Timber Inspector.  Strictly Cash Business.  We the undersigned doing a strictly cash business, and  our time is money, will on October 10th turn all of our  unpaid accounts. .Lo our attorney for collection. Yours  truly, FARLEY & SIMPSON'.  TD Of) TV/TQ At the Havana block either by the day  J.ov_'V-��_VX._> week or month with all modern improvements. Nroxt door to fruit fair building, 117 I'osl  street, between Riverside and .Main.  MRS. GEO. II, WOOD!-;. Spokane. Wash.  ...CLASSICAL COURSES  Will Reopen September 1st.  Send for Catalogue or Address President St. Louis College, New Westminster, B. C.  The Providenee Fuf Co.  Providence. R. I., wants all kinds of Raw Furs,  skins. Ginseng, Seneca. Ktc. Prices <|iioted for  next sixty days are as follows:  SILVER FOX   BEAK   OTTKR    MARTIN'   BEAVER (per poundl  WOLF   RED KOX        MINK   SKUNK   ORAY KOX      RAT   SI;. 00 lo  SI.TO 00  ;'< 00 lo  25 (III  1 00 lo  o oo  2 00 to  9 00  :i (X) to  :t .'*  1 00 lo  2 00  1 Od to  '-' 00  7.'> lo  2 IK)  25 to  1 00  ;'i0 to  '.->  ���-'0 to  25  ___. c. _��tvv~___:r,t  ARCHITECT  Room (j. Clements & Hillyer Hlock. Nelson  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that LA. S. Farwell, acting as agent for  J. If. Young and .lohn H. Daly, have tiled the necessary  papers and made application for a crown grant in favor  of the mineral claim " Union Jack." situated on Toad  mountain, in the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimant---, if any. must, tile their  objections with me within fit) days from the date of the  first publication of Ihis notice in the British Columbia  Gazette. W. .1. GOEPEl,. (ioverniuenl Agent.  Dated at Nelson. II. (J.. August .Mt.li, 1S!)7.      [Aug. 28lh|  NOTICE   TO   CREDITORS.  All parties having claims against the estate of Charles  .B^Sansoin, late of lhe eily of Nelson, in the province of  British Columbia; deceased, are requested to send the  same, verified by statutory declaration, and produce all  securities held by them, to the undersigned on or before  the 151 h day of October, IS1I7. After which date I will  proceed lo distribute the estate of the deceased among  the parties entitled thereto, having regard oiily to sucn  claims as have been seni in to me as aforesaid." and will  not. hold myself liable for any claims which are not sent  in as aforesaaid. W. F. TEKTZKL, Administrator.  By .I mix Km.iott. His Solicitor.  Dated al. Nelson. Ii. C. this 15th day of September, 1897.  ys_2*-T  SALE OF MINERAL CLAIMS BY TENDER.  Senled tenders marked on the envelope "Tender for  Mineral Claim" and addressed to the undersigned will  be received till noon on Friday, October 1st next, for the  purchase of the .interest of the late Antone Nelson on an  undivided half of the "Midden Treasure" and on an undivided half of the "Alfonso" mineral claims situate in  the Nelson Mining Division of the District of West  Ivoot.enay. t  Terms cash in ten days after the acceptance of the  tender. A deposit of ten dollars niust-aecoinpaiiv each  tender as a guarantee of good faith. The highest or anv  tender not necessarily accepted.  Dated thel'Otli day of August. IS1I7.  .1.   K.   ARMSTKONO.  Ollleial Ailminisirator. Fori Steele. H.C.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  All parlies having claims against the estate of Carrie  Wilson, alias Alice Willis, late of the city of Nelson, in  the province of British Columbia (deceased) are requested to send the same verified by statutory declaration, and to produce all securities held hv them to the  undersigned within thirty days from the' date hereof  after which date I will proceed l.odislribule the estate of  thcdci-eased among the parlies entitled thereto, having  regard only lo such claims as have been sent In In incus  aforesaid and will no! hold myself liable for any claims  not. sent in us aforesaid.  DAVID  LA   KAI\  F.xeculor.  Hv W. j\. (.iAI.I.llll'K, his Solicitor.  Dated at Nelson, H. C.. this lib day of .September. A.D.  1S97.  ' .  And all parlies indebted to the estateof the said Carrie  U ilson. alias. Alice Willis, will please pav same lo W. .A.  Uallihor, Nelson, H. C. solicitor for the executor.  MORTGAGE SALE  Of a House and Two Lots iu the City of Nelson.  Under and by virtue of power of sale i-onlaiiicd in a  certain indenture of mortgage made bv Charles H. San-  soin to the vendor (which will be produced at the time of  salel there will be sold by public auction at C. A. Waterman & C-'o's ollice. Baker street, in the city of Nelson, on  Wednesday, the '.'Dtli day of .September, 1��I7. al '.'o'clock  p. iu., (subject lo conditions then produced) lhe following  property, viz: Lots numbers six (111 and seven (71 in  Block t wenty-six CJii) on the ollieial plan of the town of  Nelson. These lots haven frontage of ii feel each on  Silica street and a depth of 120 feet. There is a frame  dwelling on the premises. Terms of sale 10: cash and  balance in ten days or as may be agreed. For furl her  particulars apply lo .IOIINT  KLLIOT.  Dated anil Sept.. 1S!I7. Vendor's .Solicitor. Nelson.  C. A. W,\TKHMAN ��� Co., A net ioncci's. Baker SI reel.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Notice is hereby given llint sixty davs after date. I  the undersigned, purpose applying to the chief-commissioner of lands nod works for permission to purchase the  following described lands.  Price list on all other furs and skins furnished upon  application. Full prices guaranteed, careful selection,  courteous treatment, and Immediate remittance on all  consignments.  IpKSCUII'TIO.V.  Commencing at a post placed on the east shore of Upper Arrow lake near the narrows, marked "J. D.'s N. W  corner, thence following const linesouth.SOchains, thence  HO chains east., thence SO chains noil h, thence SO chains  west to  point  of i iinenreiiienl. containing IHO acres  more or less. .IOIIN (i. JjKVMN.  Dated Naknsp. II. ('.. .lime ���.'Ilh. 1SII7. August Ilthl  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fopt Sheppard,   ,  Red .Mountain Railways.  Tr|e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, an,d  Spokaqe ar]d Rosslarid.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Arrive   NELSON   5:45 p.m.   ROSSLAND 3:10 p. m.  ...' .-SPOKAiVK (J:I0 p.'m.  Passenger*; for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect nt Marcus with stage daily.  Leave  !i:iua. in...  11.00 a. m .  8:00 a. in...  Notice    of    Application     for     Certificate    of  Improvements.  AI.I'IIA MI NICK A J, CLAIM, SITUATK I.VTHi; NUUSON MI.VINC  1UVIHION OK WKST IvOOTE.VAY IMSTHICT, AND I.OCATI'M  WKST OK AND AIJ.IOINI.VR TUB ,1'OKTO KICO ,AND  LIZZIK I). MINKKAI. CLAIMS AT TIIK IIKAl) OK liAKKKTT  CICKliK ABOUT KIVK MILI'H WEST OK TIIK NI.LSON AND  KOKTSIIEl'IWM) KAILWAV AND NINK MILKS KUOM Till:  TOWN OK  Y.MIH.  Take notice that I, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  W. H. Carbould, free miner's certillcate No.77.23'J. intend  .sixty days from the date- hereof, lo apply to tlie mining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for Ihe purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. A nd  further lake notice that action, under section 37, must he  commenced before the issuance of such cerlillcatc of improvements. '     SAMUKL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated iIwh 2nd day of September, 1897. ISept. Ilh]  Notice   of  Application. for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  I'OltTO KICO MINKKAI. CLAIM, SITUATK IN TIIK NELSON-  MINING DIVISION OK \\rr:ST ICOOTENAY DISTINCT, AND  I.OCATKM AT TIIE HEAD OK DAUKETT CIIKKK AIIOl.'T  KIVK MILES WEST OK TIIE NELSON AND KOItT .SIIICI'I'AKD  KAILWAV AND .\TNK MILES  KUOM  TIIK TOWN OK Y.MIK.  Take notice that 1, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  W. .1. Maxwell, free miner's certillcate No. 78,(>29, intend  sixty days.from the date hereof, lo apply lo the mining  recorder for a certill'catc 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.   ~   .SAMUEL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated this 2nd day of September, 1897. [Sept. 4th)  Notice     of    Application     for    Certificate    of  Improvements.  LIZZIE U. MINKKAI. CLAIM. SITUATK IN TIIE NKLSON MIN-'  I.N'G DIVISION OK WEST ICOOTENAY DISTKICT, AND  LOCATED NORTH OK AND ADJOINING TIIE I'OltTO KICO  MINERAL CLAIM AT TIIE HKAD OK IIAUKKTT CKEKIC  AllOUT Kr\'K MILES WKST OK THE NEI_ON AND KORT  ' SIIKI'I'AKD RAILWAY AND NINE MILES KROM THE  TOWN OK  Y.MIK.  Take notice that I, Samuel L. Long acling as agent for  Walter A. Boultbee, free miner's certificate No. 37(>8a. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the niin-  ingrccordor foraccrtificatc of improvements, forthe 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. SAMUEL L. LONG. P. L. S.  Dated this 2nd day of September, 1897. (Sept. Ithj  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  OOOII KN'Ol'lill MINERAL CLAIM. SITKATE IN TIIK NELSON  MINlNli DINISION OK WEST ICOOTENAY DISTRICT, SITUATE ON TOAD  .MOUNTAIN.  Take notice that 1. Frank Fletcher, acting as agent for  George II. Andrews, free miner's certificate No.-GS.295.  intend sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a eeilillcntu of improvement**, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37, inu-t be commenced before the i���.nance of such  certilliato of impiovements.        FRANK FLETCHER.  Dated this 13lh daj of Jul}. 1807. |Ju!y 17lb|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  1VANIIOE MINER VI. CLAIM, SI I'l'A'l I'. IN THE AINsWORTH  .MINING DIVISION OK WEST ICOOTENAY DISl'RICT, \ND  LOCATED AIIOl'T TIIKI.I.-OJ'AKTKHK OK A MILE SOUTH  OK TIIK TOWN Ol'  AINSWORTH.  Take notice that I, A. S. Farwell. acling as agent for  Maxwell Stevenson, free miner's cerliticate No. 7I1.1G5. intend sixty days from the (late hereof, to apply lo the mining recorder for a--certificate' of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above claim.  And I'urlher lake notice thai,. tu-lioii. under section 37.  must be commenced before the issuance of such cerliticate  of impiovements.       , A. S. FARWELL.  Dated this 3rd day of August. 1S97. |August7th|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  'OKO KINO, DKXTKR, AND IIEXTKR KRACTION MINERAL  CLAIMS, SITUATK IN THE 'NELSON MINING DIVISION OK  WKST KOOTENAY DISTRICT. AND -LOCATED AllOUT l-'IVE  MILES WEST OK TIIE'I'OWN OK NELSON.  Take notice thai I, A. S. Farwell, acting as agent for  Alfred C. Flumerfell, free-miner's ceiliIleate So. S.S'.n.'l!i.  intend sixty days from ihe date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a cert i Ileal e of improvements, forthe  purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.  And further take notice thai action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvement!-*, i���     "A.-'S. FARWELL.  Dated this 21st day of August, 1897. [August 2Sth]  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  ROLL'S MINERAL CLAIM. SITUATE IN TIIK NELSON M INING  DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAY DISTKICT. AND LOCATED  ON THE NORTH I'OKK OK TIIE SALMON RIVER, AllOUT  KOUII MILES l-'RO.M TIIK NELSON AND KORT SII KI'I'Alill  KAH.WAY.  Take notice IhaL I. N. b\ Townsend. acling as agent  for L. E. Ivellcr, free miner's certificate' N'o. 85.5S7, intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the inining  recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such cerliticate of improvements. X. F. TOWNSEND.  Dated this 20th day of August. 18117. [August 2Sth]  Notice     of     Application     for     Certificate    of  Improvements.  ATIIAIIASCA, AI.UKKTA, AI.COMA, .MANITOHA. HI'IIY KR.VC-  TION AND TRIANGLE KRACTION MINERAL CLAIMS, SITUATE ON TOAD MOUNTAIN. IN TIIK NELSON MINING  DIVISION OK,. WKST KOOTKNAY DISTRICT, AND TWO  MILES SOUTHWEST  KROM   NELSON.  Take notice that I. Frank Fletcher, acting as agent  for the Athabasca Gold Mining Company, Limited, free  miner's certificate No. COIOa. intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply Lo the.mining recorder for cerfili-  eales 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 improvement!..  Fit A NIC FLETCHER.  Dated Ihis 13lli day of September. IS1I7. [Sept. ,Slh|  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice thai A. ."���>. Farwell. acting as agent for  Joseph R. Hotllin, has tiled Ihe necessary paiicrsnnd made  application for a crown grant in favor or the mineral  claim "Skookuni." situated in the Ainsworth mining division of West ICootenay. Adverse claimants, if any.  must lllc their objections with me within i;0 days from  the dale of I lie llrst publication of this notice in the British Columbia (lai-ette.  W. .1. GOEPEL. Government Agent.  Hated nt, Nelson, August 3rd. 1897. [August 7th  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that I. Charles Heath, intend lo  apply at I lie expiration of sixty days from the date hereof, to the commissioner of hinds and works for permission to purchase MO acres of unreserved, unoccupied and  unsiirvcyed crown land, situated near the continence of  Meadow creek and Goat river, iu the Goat river mining  division of West ICootenay. British Columbia. ,   .  CHARLES HEATH.  Dated this 12th day of July. 1S97.  DESC'RII'TION.  Commencing at initial post marked "Charles Heath's  N. W. Corner," thence due south 40 chains, thence due  east 10 chains, thence duo north 10 chains, 'thence d\w  west 10 chains lo point of commencement, containing 1IKI  acres more or less.  Notice   of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Notice is hereby given that I, I'nhert E. Lemon, intend  lo apply al the expiration of sixty days from lhe date  hereof, to the commissioner of lands and works, for permission lo purchase (>I0 acres of unreserved, unoccupied,  and unsurveyed crown hinds, situated on the central  fork of Goat River, about four miles ea-ierly of the  Storm ICing mineral claim, in Goat. River milling division  of West ICoolenav. British Columbia.  II.  E. LEMON.  Dated August 21th, 1897. [August 28th|  IlKSCKIITIIlN.  Commencing al an initial post marked "Robert E.  Lemon's S. E. corner post." thence north 1(10 chains,  thence west. 100 chains, thence south Kin chains, I hence  east It'll chains to point, of coinincneenieut. containing (110  acres more or less.  ���f ��'��*' s  ���������.���- J  f-'-M  i    -     ______ ��� ���  '   ,    _  __________________________ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER ,2r,,  IS97.  .Cuiitl'iiiii'il from Ifirst Piise.  as to,any attempt mud--;, by th'-> mvnprs to  trade upon the; I'tipuL.-iiiuu of N��ls<>n in  the registering of tin- unviisit.-- as  "Nelson City." ' In i In: winter <��f 1889-90  the owners of the hind employed a number of men grading XhIsou avenue and in  building a whai-iY'iipon which work Bob  Yuill was boss. Atherton at the time was  running J. Fred [[nine's store and advanced . the boys supplies until Joshua  Davies, representative of the townsite,  owners, should come in iu the'spring of  IS90. ''Josh" pur. in an appearance all  right, but claimed ihar. he had no authority to pay-the boys. This caused much  discontent,-and a big r.iHibernian named  Blair called upon '"Josh" as the spokesman for the boys-, in order, to convince  hi in that he had sufficient, authority. The  argument advanced by Blair was rather  convincing. He assured "Josh" that he  would not leave town unless he. settled,  and as a clincher the word was passed in  to "Josh" that the "boys was gatherin'  round.'-' .'Just what meaning this conveyed  to "Josh'" is not known, but 1 la.rold Selous  had little difficulty thereafter in persuading hi in to pay the boys off. "Josh" accompanied Selous- over to his cabin and  employed himself well on to midnight  in writing out checks for angry men, until  he had used up his cheek book,.and it  turned out that the buys "was gatherin'  round" for no oilier purpos,. than to be  paid.    When Lemon Built Trails.  R. I_. Lemon is more of a pioneer than  many people think. He made his first  visit to Nelson in May, 1888. "Bob" had  brought a big stock of groceries down the  Columbia river from [levelstoke on a flat  boat. He made the trip down to Sproat's  Lauding in four days, leaving Revelstoke  on May M< h. and arriving at Sproat's on  the lSth. Among those who came down  the river iu Lemon's flat boat were G. 0.  Buchanan, Marry Sheran, Thomas M.  .'Ward. Bob Hall and Thomas Downs.  Lemon had-an idea that the town for  southern Kootenay would be on the Columbia river, but before he located he decided to take a run over and see Stanley,  as Nelson was then called.. This it should  be remembered was a year after G. M.  Sproat, according to the local historian,  had visited Nelson and decided to make it  "his" capital. Notwithstanding,this there  was no trail into Nelson from the .Columbia river. Before 11. E. Lemon could get  his goods into Nelson he had to build a  trail i'rom Sproat's Toad mountain trail  at Forty-nine creek to Eagle creek, where  he picked up the Poorman trail into Nelson, which had been built by Nail & McDougall from the Poorman. The men  employed by Lemon on this work were G.  Ii. Col well. Ike Lougheed, Thomas Barrett, Oliver Redpath and John Bell, the  first three being still in the country. During the construction of the C. <fc Iv. railway Lemon carried on stores at Sproat's  Landing and Nelson, but in the spring  following the completion of the road he  closed up the store at Sproat's aud gave  his attention to the Nelson house.  George A. Bigelow as a J. P.  George A. Bigelow was not a pioneer of  Nelson, as he did not reach here until May  2nd, 1890, but'he made his share of history  just the same. Shortly after his arrival  in Nelson, Bigelow was made a justice of  the peace, and it was upon the bench  rather than behind the counter that he  attracted attention. There was no fun  in being a justice of the peace in LS90.  One of Bigelow's first experiences was being called upon to foot it to Sproat's Landing to sit as an associate justice with  John McLeod upon the case of, Mrs. Mc-  Kenzie, mother of the notorious Tosh McKenzie, who was killed a short time ago  at Steveston. Mrs. McKenzie, better  known as "mother McKenzie," came before the justices npon a charge of selling  liquor to the Indians, and with being a  loose, idle, and disorderly person. At'  this trial Jack Nolau, now customs officer  at Waneta, acted as constable. The  justices speedily found the accused guilty,  and fined her $50 each. In pronouncing  sentence, justice Bigelow expressed the  regret that lie had not the power to'hang  the prisoner, but it did not phase "mother  McKenzie." She continued to ply her  trade around the country for' some time  after, until ordered to leave.  . T. C. Collins.  RECEIVED  THE  RECOMMENDATION.  The City Council will Demand an Option on  the LiKht Company's Plant.  At the twenty-third regular meeting of  the city council held on Monday evening,  alderman Teetzel submitted the,report of  the finance committee re the offer of tlie  Nelson Electric Light Company to light  the streets of the city for a period of live  years. The committee recommended the  acceptance of the light company's' offer  provided  the  light   company   agreed to  dispose of its plant and franchise to the  city within one year from the signing of  the said contract for a sum not to exceed  $10,000. On motion of alderman Millyer  seconded by alderman-Gilker the report  was received. As it is generally understood that the light company will accept  the condition imposed by the council it  may be taken tor granted that the option  will go through.  Communications were received from  Theo. Madsen and others, asking that  that the sidewalk on tne north side of  Baker street, between Ward and Josephine streets,'be raised to the grade; from  LaPoiut and Farley, asking for a crossing at the corner of Ward and "Vernon  streets; from judge Forin. re squatters  on Baker street.  With respect to judge Form's complaint  alderman Teetzel moved, seconded by alderman Millyer, that the chief of police  be instructed to notify all squatters upon  public streets and alleys within the city  to vacate the same by November 1st, .1897.  The following accounts were ordered  paid:  Motley. Alason ��� Marks, for drain tile S (i 00  Mitchell Hughes, for clearing Bnker street  25 1)0  Nelson Postofllce, stamps  -    3 0i)  E. 0. Arthur, coroner's inquest  Ill Of)  Art Inn- irord, repairing si roots    7 50  Latest American  Styles in  Mens Felt Hats  36 ' _3_^-i_:___s; ' st:r,____t  Special Value in  Irish Linen Damask  and Table Napkins  NEW   AUTUMN   GOODS  ��� Dress Coods Dept.  New Ih'css Goods in all the  latest materials for visiting,  walking or traveling gowns  New Weaves in I Hack Dress  Clouds for mourning or ordinary wear  Splendid assortment of Tartan- fluids for ladies blouse  waists and child reus drcs.ses  New I'Jack and Fancy colored  limeade Silks for evening  and street, wear' in all. the  latest  novelties  Ladies Wrappers and Mackintoshes now opened  House Furnishing Dept. Mens Furnishing Dept.  New   Tapestry .and   Chenille.  Fortiers  Chenille  Table Covers in all  sizes  New Designs in Tapestry Coverings, Japanese Gold Drapery and Art Muslins single,  and double width cretonnes  Lace   Curtains   and    Curtain  '    Foles.  Whileand colored lied Spreads  '   and Hider Down Quilts  ���  Grey and White lilankets  ,  Tapestry and lirussols Carpels  ���'  Kurdistan Hugs  '���   Fancy    Negligee,   and    Dress  Shirts  ,   Latest shapes in Linen Collars  and Cull's  1   New   styles  in   Scarfs,   liows  ;      and Tics"  ;   .Mens Pants and .Fall Suits in  j        Mixed  Tweeds   and   Navy  I       Serge,,  ;   Fall Overcoat.*.  j   Hoys and Youths Clothing we  ;       are, offering at half price? to  clear  !   Mens Tweed and Mackintosh  Coats in latest- style  ���   Overalls    and    Jumpers   and  '       Mining Shoes  Write for Samples of our  Full Dress Materials  FRED IRVINE & CO., Nelson, B.G.  O-J1  NELSON ' TOWN   LOTS  In accordance with instructions  from the Hon. G. B. Martin, Chief  Commissioner of Lands and  Works, Messrs. Charles A. Waterman & Co. will offer for sale by  public auction, at the court house  in the City of Nelson, on Thursday, October 7th, at 2 o'clock p.  m., the remainder of the Government town lots in the original  townsite of the City of Nelson,  with the exception of the lots  comprising block forty-nine (49).  All lots will be sold subject to an upset price ranging  from $100 upwards.  With respect to lots upon which squatters have made  substantial improvements, the purchasers of >the.same will  be required to pay to the Government, for the benefit of  the squatters, the appraised value of the improvements  thereon.    i  Twenty-five (25) per cent of the  purchase money cash, and the  balance within thirty (30) days  from the date of sale.  On the failure on the part of any  intending purchaser to complete  the purchase within thirty (30)  days, the deposit made at the  time of sale will be forfeited and  the lots will again be offered for  sale.        ^===^==^=^=���-*___  For maps showing the location of the lots to be offered  for sale, catalogue of the same and further particulars, apply at the office of  A Carload of Groceries from Victoria and a carload of Sugar from the B. C. 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.   ���  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  Our aim is to supply the best at reasonable prices. Our  turnover is large, consequently we are continually receiving" fresh goods. No shelf-worn or worm-eaten goods to be  found upon our premises.    Everything is fresh and clean.  ��  . Ti  DRUGGISTS  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets  NELSON, B.C.  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  Novelties in Dress Goods, personally selected in' the eastern markets, are now on our shelves and  a careful inspection of them will repay any lady before purchasing  her fall dress. The designs are of the newest, the quality excellent, and the prices reasonable. We are showing unusual values  in FLANNELETTES, WRAPPERETTES,^CRETONS3 and LINENS.  New Carpets in Balmorals,  Tapestry, Etc. West Baker  Street, Nelson, B. P.. , . . . .   Have just received the largest and most complete stock  ever displayed in Nelson of  PALS AND PEARLS  HOOCHES, SCARF PINS.  Now is your time to get a Piano.   Terms to suit times  Call and examine my stock  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler ,   We have and are receiving large  quantities   of   Men's   Furnishings  1 BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Nelson, B. C, September 7th, 1897.  NOTE:    All lots in blocks 78, 88, and 89 have been withdrawn from sale.  See our Leader Suit,  See our Special Suit, $5.00  P. O. STORE  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A. GILKER  NELSON, B. G  J  BRANCH MARKETS   .....  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail;carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  O  ���v.  IBS-  ".."-J* "-1-irj'"'"���:i-i" ~tjL-"  t��3MS  W^<&4��_^;&^

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