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 ���X.isra^MnrvW^sX:--ii HJ,TKST*, m&X  * ft*s*?r. \:��rjV*r  i-'J-.VJKWta'W.Jt.iMV ��.��j itfe^. i*fc.VJ*��^vw; w^w���,^,,,.  m anwuAiium; ���nwRSoir'  ���^^.��^E^2^S!3S^*��flJB!aM��S5vi aesaaM��Wiayxw6������  li>. i  I! I '<  i  KOOTENAY  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  DAILY   EDITION:  FIRST YEAR-NO. 19.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY U, 1890.  KOOTENAY  Has   a   Mineral   Output   of Upwards   ot  One  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  In   The  Year  WEEKLY   EDITION:  SEVENTH   FEAR-NO  TAX WILL NOT BE REDUCED  City Council Proceedings.  The city council held a short session  last evening, and owing to the absence of  aldermen Beer and Fletcher two or three  matters went over till the next meeting.  The first  matter'  that came up  before  the council was  the consideration of the  report  of  the   finance   committee.   The  first  clause in the report recommended  tlie   payment   of   a   number   of    sinall  accounts ; the second  recommended that  the mayor and city clerk make a promissory note in favor of the Bank of Montreal  for the sum of $10,000 to meet current expenses ; the third recommended an amendment to by-law No. 30, by which  the tax  of $200 imposed upon fire insurance companies doing business in the city will be  reduced  to  $50; and  the fourth  recoup  mended that necessary clerical assistance  be secured-for the city cleric pending the  completion of the city assessment roll.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Thompson, the report  was received and taken up clause by  clause. ���'.���'���''.'  The first clause, recommending the payment of the current accounts was adopted  without debate.  Alderman Hillyer took occasion to remark when this clause of the report was  disposed of, that he was sorry to learn  that the wages of workmen employed by  the city had -been held back for a week.  He thought than the new council should  make it a rule to vx��y workmen as soou as  they finished their work, and the members  of the finance committee should see that  there was no delay in settling accounts for.  wages.  Alderman Thompson agreed with alder-"  men Hillyer, but added that there was  doubtless a reasonable excuse for the delay which had occurred, in that it was  the first week of the new council.  The city clerk explained that all  the  men who said they urgently needed the.  mohey had been,pa id,-iipou.the aut hpr ityn<  iiof^t1:felxfa\y6^^^  :Vn|l'ThSia^a^  ground in front of the city hall lots, and  .the laying of a sidewalk from Josephine  street to the city hall. The report was  received and adopted and the mayor was  authorized to purchase the pipe recommended.  The report of the committee appointed  to deal with the question of securing the  necessary apparatus for the fire brigade,  recommeuded the purchase of a No. 3  Watrous hook and ladder truck and four  Babcock fire extinguishers, also that "000  feet of'hose. be placed upon the small reel,  and that the same be kept in Addition A,  between Stanley aud Ward streets, aud  that a small shed be built for the same as  soon as a lot is secured from the owners of  Addition A. The report was received and  adopted.  A couple of letters were read from  Messrs. Macdpnald & Johnson. The first  endorsed a copy of a letter which had  been sent to Hon. J. Fred Hume, setting  out the uecessity for amending the Water  Clauses Consolidation Act, so that cities  should have the right to record water for  the purposa of generating power for  electrical purposes. The second contained  a draft of a petition which they recommended the council to sign so that the  same could be forwarded to the provincial  legislature, to secure the desired amendments.  On motion of alderman Thompson, the  mayor and city clerk were authorized to  sign the same on behalf of the council.  A communication was read from the  publishers pf the Nelson Miner stating  that owing to the fact that they had been  without water for two weeks, they���had  been put to an additional expense of over  $10 per day, and as an offset for the same  they requested that the city furnish them  with free water for six months.  Alderman Hillyer opposed the granting  of the request. He said that the publishers of the Miner had no contract with  the city for the supply of water. It would  be a bad precedent to establish. If the  council dealt with the Miner in such a  fashion, it would have to deal in the same  way with all others who were inconvenienced. _���"'    ��'���-..  Mayor Neelands agreed that if the request of the Miner was granted  the con-'  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  *  ft'  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ift.  sa.-33333a:-S--Sa:-3:-933:-9a a33:-3:-93333 eSSfrSS SSeefeSSi&SigjS  WHAT THEIR OPERATION MEANS.  The steady operation of the ioo-ton blast furnace0 of the Hall  Mines smelter at Nelson, or of a furnace  of equal capacity at the  Trail smelter, would mean that work would  be carried on at many  small silver-lead properties in southeastern British Columbia.    The  owners   of these  small   properties  can   ship   to   either  of   these  smelters   and   get returns  at* once, while if they had to  ship  to  smelters in the United States, they would have to wait for weeks.  It is about the same as if the small farmers of the  Northwest and  Manitoba had to ship their wheat to  Montreal or Toronto, and  wait weeks for their money, instead of doing, as they do, sell their  wheat to local,dealers.    The operation of these smelters on silver-  lead ores creates a demand for the class of ore that is alone found  in many of the sections of Kootenay, and  supplying the demand  will give employment to hundreds of men, many of whom will be  developing prospects into mines in doing so.  ss-.se see essees-:^  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  m  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  father were all in the business, learning  and practising their trade in Switzerland,  and she took it up in spite of a deal of opposition. She began just as a boy apprentice is compelled to do, but is now an  expert. She has learned how to adjust  glasses to defective eyes, and she is sure  of her future, leaving the perplexing  question of marriage altogether out of her  calculations. o  THE   CIVIC   ACCOUNTS.  The  *���SSSe&SS&SeSSeeSSSSSSSeSSS:SSfeSS 333S333333333333333S3333333333S*  TORE ENS   REGISTRATION   SYSTEM.  J  |ip^ri. fi'r^'ib^ijniiiift\fb:jSpii]pan;i'e'js dqing busi-1  ",f*enS�� insthe"���(ii% ;be'"-re'd hcelC ,frp��iff]s^$200,,'"te  "- $,50/ ��� ,P%����'". (iilnjui)",-. Si Id e^ali'Xii'Thbiu'psoir'  ^asXe^aldejiiiuu^^ fin'auCe/  ���Vcnfifmfjtee 'wiia^lp'e,^;^ .$'����&,  bqeVeaPVafice^l .pQfqi^^uejfin^ici'.ebmiSjt-  tee inrfaVbrof the reductipuj  Aldenliau i\|clvillpp feititl that he did H6t  reuiember the details,, .but the general  opinion wa-s that the tax, w:as���tu6p tikic'l). *.  Alder A) an Thoitipspn in reply "stticl that  the fire insurance companies %vere paying'*  $200 oil th6 Coast and were glad to get iii  and dp business, and he was in favor of  imposing the same tax -iy this cityv  Aldertiian Mertillop said that tlie opinion of the finance committee was that if  the, tax of $200 were imposed tlie companies would raise the rates.  Mayor      Neelands    asked      alderman  .Thompson, if lie had understood him to  =sav"that"the"tireiiifsmWffeercoinpaui'eiri^viir"  $200 On the Coast.  Alderman Thompson replied that such  was the Case, and added that he would  oppose the adoption of this clause in the  report. Once the council passed any such  amendment it would lose all hold upon  the insurance companies. Supposing that  during the present summer tlie council  had some chance of compromising  with the fire insurance companies with  respect to their votes, the bylaw imposing the $200 would be the only hold Which  the council would have upon them. The  council was improving the means for  fighting fires, wljieh would mean a reduction in the insurance companies losses,  and there should be some corresponding  reduction in insurance, rates; He could  not agree with the recommendation of  the committee for a reduction of the tax  unless some very forcible argument Was.  advanced in its support.  Mayor Neelands said that the objection  to the tax came from the threat tliat the  insurance rates would be raised.  Alderman Thompson replied that in the  insurauCe business it was not a question  of getting even. The insurauce rates in  Nelson and everywhere else were based  upon the risk of fire.  Mayor Neelands expressed the opinion  that if the insurance companies paid a  tax of $200 On the Coast there was no good  reason why they should nob pay the same  tax here.  The city clerk said that as he understood it, the objection taken to the tax  was that the City of Nelson was charging  the same tax as the larger cities in the  province. He added that there had been  nothing said about a reduction in the insurance rates until the bylaw complained  of was introduced.  On motion of alderman Thompsou,  seconded by alderman Hillyer, the clause  of the report dealing with the reduction  was laid over.  The last clause in the report dealing  with the employment of extra clerical  assistance for the city clerk was agreed  to.  Alderman Hillyer presented the report  of the public works committee recommending the purchase of 4000 feet of 4  inch Converse lock jointed pipe, 1000 feet  of 0 inch, SO feet of S inch, and 425 feet of  10 inch: also the x-enioval of the broken  ^opliii^ij^thjii't  :i3,a$rieic> 'ex pre  ev ev-y-'z co n s u me f ������,.��o r J  water  splaih^asVpHe pubiislier^;pf>.t  V:4Udefch#j*nto  ^es^l%tlie\ptfb$S^  i6dnfcrabKVvithP,:the���ei ty^or.-^he^'dupljfedfCj  "��\yater.". ^'Iheeity-'.liJ.'.the'." Qommnn'iGatipu  ^VasJ/a'ske'd :..tQ��%es,felllish ." d pi'eqed'entv  .VV-ljien Jhjght.be nfai^e"aching> a.s the' cbiut-  icil/didiiot'kupwlibw - nVany- liaii'-cntiting  "toachmes-ahxl Pthe.itthin^s ifewppid elfect.  jHe^thQuglifctjie'Tibe'Stthing^^  "��q�� re'leS^ .public  .wpiks co'iiytniitieei-anGl lie nroVed acdord-  iugly,   Thig. was" agreed^ t6.  The, report of the audi to v was read, and  oh mptioii of aklernian Thouipson' was re-  ,;ferri"ed to the finance committee,  "} �� An, application from A. JS. "Bskrigge for  fhe-appointment as, assistant to the city  clerk was received ;a-ntl filed.  The/cUrfew bylaw.,,introdueed by aider-  lnanr Whalley in the. old eoun'cil, was  giVed a three months hoist, on motion of  aldernian Hillyer,. seconded by alderman  Thompson.  The consideration of the applications  for the position, of, city solicitor was again  taken npi a fourth applicant being in the  Tuniiingniy-theTPeradh=ol���RfTNfi-Macd'o'n-  aid, one of the defeated aidermahic candidates in the West ward. The Other applicants were W. A. Macdbnald, W. A, Gal-  liher. aud John Elliot.  Alderman Hillyer moved that the council proceed to ballot.  Alderman Thornpson objected to this.  He thought some decision should be arrived at AVith respect to the manner in  which the City solicitor should be paid.  Alderman Hillyer thought that the  council could select the man and take up  tlie salary afterwan^  Alderman Thompson said that in some  cities the solicitors were given $500 a year  for attending all council meetings, drawing all by-laws, the giving of advice and  the running of tlie legal part generally,  and in all actions were given the usual  fees in addition. Another way was to  pay a lump sum for all services.  'Alderman Hillyer expressed the opinion  that the council could not afford to pay a  lump sum sufficiently large. He thought,  however, that thereshould besomerespon-  sibility attached to the work of the solicitor and that he should certify that all bylaws passed by him were correct and in  legal form.  Alderman Thompson said that he was  in favor of having responsibility attached  to the position, but he thought that the  appointment should be by by-law. He  was in favor of having the matter laid  over until the finance should recommend  how the solicitor should be paid, and how  it was proposed to have the work conducted.  Alderman McKillop moved an amendment to alderman Hillyer's motion that  the council do not now proceed to ballot.  The amendment, which deferred action,  was seconded by alderman Thompson.  On putting the amendment, mayor Neelands declared the same carried.  The question of the appointment of a  pound keeper was taken up, but as there  were no applications iu for the position  and it was nob known whether the present incumbent desired to hold the job,  uothiug was done.  Alderman Kirkpatrick suggested that  the council deal with the applications for  water commissioners, and that the job of  pound keeper be listed as a second prize,  but the suggestion was not acted upon  and the council adjourned.  of  Its   Advantages Over tho Present  System  Registration Have Been Clearly Shown.  Concerning the Torrens system of registration, which is now receiving the attention of the provincial legislature, with a;  view  to its adoptiou in this province,- a  Truujne representative this morning secured an interview  with   S. S.   Taylor,  Q- ������ O. ,vOv ho :���pr ac bis ed u n d ei-n the, Torre us  f.gys.tem*ro^seyeral; years, lnTtheN^rtlmesjbi  Torreu"s\'  advantagensl��fucEtife^  "'tion'raiSedfttovifeupon.the ground\that" itsV  fifltrodnction would entairany .veijy greate  BrI.-'..-H.n-        1-"-LiJD1*D.o.0LJ.. n" &   _       _     0~     " " -o', utT -*  -S'.i1 J,!  '"exi5D&ud'ibt,U'res.y,i"ii���. ".". ��� ���",*'������ -��� ���*"..,1"7. ����� ?=:y(";>i,  �����.;Hnd,e,&;��the;,,syj.^  ^ennt^6ilbiwedTnJthis��prBv*iii^  deeds'pivparj;ersiare kejjt in 'the- "regijjtry.  bfiiSe., Tlie original^ in ev��er,y ctvsp" "we're  returned to the .npttiiual^oivner and ^ a  mei-e [abstract kejjt on .ret'pi'H." " 'W"heh  anly- one* desires. t6 pUi;puaife "& piece.tof,  Jandjtne llitending rpurelia"te��r isobligeds���|o"  trace, the title" right (back/to>then,(irQwn  gi-ant,, ,al though the saine may ".be 100  years old. The work of proving the title:  i.s thrown Upon the purchaser entirely.  He mus:tsee that the chain pf title is perfect, ancl that al 1 mortgages, transfers," entails aud every other ciealihg"has:npt Only  been remoVedjfrom the regijjter-i but also  that they have been properly put on. AH  the risk in makiug sueh a search is,thrown  Upon the purchaser. The principle o'f the  Torrens system is to bring |h�� title to  laiid right up to the last document issued,  so that any person wishing to purchase  will only have to search to the last Certificate" of ownei'shjp, the government  ^guaranteeing^that^the^title^jiouiveyjBd^iu^  the certificate, of ownershijo is absolutely  correct. In order to do this the government has an assurance fund in connection  with the system. When a piece of property is registered under the Torrens  system, the government imposes a fee of  due-fifth of one per cent of the value Of  the property so registered, and a fee of  one-fifth, of One per een t upon the increased  value of thejiroperty for any subsequent  transfer. The object of this fund is to  protect the innocent purchaser from any"  mistake .which may be made by the  employees of the government in their  dealings with the titles. If after a title  has been registered under the Torrens  system it turns out that there has been  some error the government makes good  the damage or loss to the holder of the  certificate Of ownership under the Torrens  system.  The new system will probably be carried out as follows: Every title issued by  the crown after the adoption of the system will be declared to be under the  Torrens system, and every title already  issued can be brought under the system  by application. To secure registration  under the new system the holders of titles  will be required to prove their title back  to the crown grant. It they can do this  the registrar will issue to them a certificate of absolute ownership, which becomes their title, and all former deeds aud  papers dealing with the property will be  retained in the registry office.  It will doubtless be option to the holders of real property whether they register  under the new system' or not, but the advantages of so doing will be so apparent  that it can be but a question of time until  the Torrens system of registration comes  into general use.  The Riot at Chllliwaek.  [Kcw Westminster Columbian, January L'Isi.]  The riot proceedings at Ghilliwack,  terminated Thursday night by magistrate Pelly sentencing Arthur Ennis to  two months' hard labor without the option of a fine, aud Steele to six weeks'  hard labor also without option. They are  both now in custody here. Chief constable Lister prosecuted for the attorney-  general's department, aud Morrison &  Dockrill, solicitors, for the municipality,  watched the case for the council.   Rev.  Baugh-Allan took up the defence ot the  prisoners, examined and cross-examined  witnesses, and made a pathetic appeal on  behalf of the accused, but without avail.  The charge being a serious one, namely,  obstructing.constables in the discharge of  their duties, this will have, it is to be  hoped, a salutary effect. Doubtless, a recurrence of such violations of the law. will  be even more severely dealt with. No  part of British Columbia is more law  abiding than Ghilliwack, and there is no  place-where.; puuishmentiUio^efsurelyrfol-'  ���lp^.s|c r i in e^tlia^  "��� ����:����� ^Z"''cyCanada's."Ciup,'.D8fenaer:.;.. "..">f /". S'ls  .Tiipjfglla/llamjlto^  Auditor Makes His Report. Which Goes  Before the Finance Committee.  John Hamilton, city auditor, submitted  to the members of the city��council at  their meeting last evening a statement of  the civic finances, showing the sources of  all revenue, the manner in which expenditures had been' made and the balances-  existing under the different accounts.  The report follows : -  As requested, I attach a statement of  the receipts and disbursements during  1898, also a statement of the amount received from the sale of the different de- j  bentures, aud the amount disbursed on  account of same.  I have attached a memo showing the  amounts required to be raised by taxation this year to meet the interest and  sinking fund on the total debenture indebtedness of the city. With regard to  the debentures issued in 1S97, these were  authorized by the act of incorporation,  and it was not stated that the proceeds  were to be expended in any particular  way. The Bank of Montreal has allowed  interest at 5 per cent, compounded anuu  .....^v^..^.,. iDugga  i|rMbnDtrea���l��'is>reall jj <th[e ,pnl^defendery$hat;  ig;^et!buefp^'e thapublic:   "���������!'����-*-*<��,   . ���"*/"���  -  "The" circiilar. fepentiy .issued  by - the  Royat Canadian, ."^acht (Qlub) ��'tb..".alld': the"  Canadian"dfubs is doin^'muchtOj rpuse  pflbJib���iA^V~e^^^*^e-mKt!tneEi Commodore  juar;'yis pf^tlie'-'lj:"^. "5f:"���P- 'has." been �� SBn'R  planj bf a 35-foot "yacht frpm" fa "Qanatliahf  designeVfor the purpose.of defbudiug" the  cup, \yith the offer to  build Bh.er for'' :ahy\  person. ��6v syndicate at coit.1 Sheis 4^ feet  p:ver all;; vy.. J., 27 feet fr inches; beani,  9  feet;: sail, area, 1225 square feet; displace^  ment, S000 pounds.    "  Even down "by the seashore they are  talkiug Canada's PttjJ, "and Mr. Jarvis is  in receipt of a letter from Halifax in which  the writer offers to"take a quarter interest  in a boat built up here from a design by  Mr. H. C. McLeod of Halifax, Mr. McLeod  is geuer.al manager oE the Bank of Nova  Scotia, and was formerly located in Chicago,, where he designed a number of shal-  JowLCraft similar^toithe Duggan lake St.  Louis type, which have been very successful on lakes Minnetonka and Qeneva. His  deep boats for the sea about Halifax have  also been winners, and commodore Jarvis  rates Mr- McLeod and Mr. Duggan as the  most scientific designers in Canada.  WHAT   WOMEN   ARE   DOING.  debentures. Nothing has been paid in on  the issue of 189S.   "'  I have also made a statement of the  assets and liabilities of the city, except  the current work authorized by the  council.  Regarding the books, I- would^suggest  that a new ledger be opened for 1S99 and  it would also be better to have a new carh  book with headings for the different  accounts .which haye increased during.the,  >""X"wbu;iu4al.sbBlrecbm"men.d :th*a&1'a , state,-"!"  menfeof*;all��arrears.��for��water and^lighbsbe.f  uiade?at*th^.end��ot eaeu mpnthM^;dp .np^t.  ^think^^lE'liat^suchif^av^ta^  jMa/gb.tif"i"U^er^��;6j��"^n^^^  gi^enffjp ;*airide^stab;d. ^that^tl^e'-'s^er.y ice;.  .wourd^jbe^urhe.d^off^ninless^^  'c^rtft'ib^^el^^yi^r^g^i6 ;>;;*; ",?:������ -i $ ��\  s'":L"*k- s^^^^^s0-^-^8^!^*^ ^P'S^^1?^.68**!^"?!  "��"���**' ".%'������ "^���.,"v"n*:./�����*" ^ ��8"V;#"^2i-ssStl***��Lfi��iiiiiUbsS  "J}.oboh(i!ircS=;isfjilc 189/;"bearing.1 5��  " ,  ���' .',"  ..   ,])ei5:c(Snli..ii,itercst. ."..���.."..".,.��....�� " 8 iWVOOff.QO-  a)cIicnt"urc"^.;,:ssiic.""lS!)S,'.b&riIIg5 . -- .,"..". .";  "   ..,pcr..ceh,t,"iiiterens(j.,...;".,...,. .'..J ��>     .   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Vancouver, Jan. 24.���Two of the ringleaders iu the recent trouble at Ghilliwack which arose out of the municipal  elections,- have been sentenced'to two  months with hard labor.  Captain liint, the miuing recorder for  the Atlin lake district, goes north on l.'ie  steamer City of Seattle.  A Chinaman who has just arrived frmii  the Omiueca country is said to '.have  $12,000 in gold dust with him, th". sa ie  being the returns for twelve years' lab >r  in the creeks of Omineca.  G. R. Jameson, a nephew of Dr. Jameson of South African fame is here.  Several variety, actresses lel'c here for  Juneau, on -Saturday, sailing on '������������the  steamer Danube.  Harry Clifton, a waiter, w:*s arrested  last night on a charge of stabbing a fellow  waiter.  The excavation work has been started  on the Flock block. This will be one of  the fine-t buildings in the city, and will  cost $SO,000.  It was rumored around town last night  that Willis, presideut of Channel Mining  .Company, who skipped , from Vancouver  some two .months ago, had beeu arrested  in Taconia for forgery. On inquiry it  turned out 1 hat the person arrested was  another man 'altogether, and an old offender.    John Reld Dies in Toronto.  -Toronto, Jan. 21.���John Tieid, the paper  merchant, died here yesterday at the age  of 75.    Letter Carriers Make a Kick.  Montreal, Jan. 2-1.���The letter carriers  of the city are kicking on the long hours  and the small pay they receive for the  same, and have taken the necessary steps  for the purpose of forming an association  for their own protection.  Premier Emerson to Retire.  St. John, N. 13., Jan. 24. ��� It is reported  that premier Emerson has decided to  Retire from politics,, and that he will  accept the wardenship ot the Dorchester  ^penitentiary after the general election. If  D"��the present government is sustained .it is  generally understood that' Pugsley .will  be premier.        :       ,   ~   ;      n-    ;  &�� r       ,��* ' Skated Into the Open Water.  ii Newburgh,   N.   Y.,   Jan.  21. ��� Walter  i^atts aged 17,.and Mary Sinclair aged IS,  sjboth of this city, were drowned last niglit -  ;.in the Hudson   river. ^ They, accidentally  "��kated into the open'water. _ .    \  :" Very Important.      ^    -    s   _  Ottawa, Jan.,21.���Minister of the interior Si f ton intended speaking at Perth to-  Uiorrow night, but the meeting' has been-  postijoned On account of diphtheria breaking out in the house of the caretaker ot  the town hall. Minister of agriculture  ��l?isher will be tendered a banquet at  Waterloo, Quebec, on Thursday.- Ministers Paterson and SIfton will attend.  Statement of Receipts and Disbursements.  Revenue collected during1S!)S   Proceeds 6f ilebtfntnrcs issued 1'SiJS  And paid 6ver.. ,   Proceeds of rlcbontilreS issued 1!)!)S  and held in trust by Jj'unk ot  =MbntreahT.^r.,. ��� ���, tt  Paragraphs That Are of No Ihteaest to Man.  Mile. Thilikeza, a young woman of  Polish origin, recently passed a brilliant  examination before the Paris Faculty pf  Medicine. The subject of her thesis was  the "Condemnation of the Corset."  An English woman in Georgetown,  British Guiana, has established a booming business in the restaurant line: It is  a combination of sound sense and genuine  philanthropy. The originator of the  scheme is the wife of the auditor-general  of the colony, and five years ago she  opened two dining rooms, one for children  and one for grown people, where food was  obtainable at just enough cost to make  the restaurant self-supporting. More than  G00 people came the first day; now more  than 1600 are fed daily, and the finances of  Success House, as it is called, are in good  condition. The head cook is a Frenchman,  the food is daintily cooked and served,  and twenty-two servants are employed  in the two dining rooms. The customers  are of nearly all nationalities, embracing  whites, blacks, Chinese, East Indian  coolies, and a few Indians. A large plate  of soup and a piece of bread costs two  cents, while a help of stew and a dish of  pudding may be had for the same price,  so that for six cents a three-  course meal of soup, meat and dessert is obtainable. Beef tea is  furnished for sick people, and in the  morning coffee and bread are supplied for  two cents. Food can be purchased at the  counter and taken home, a privilege of  which many families avail themselves.  The cost of starting Success House was  only $200.  Chicago has a woman watchmaker, Miss  Mamie Frey. She works at a watchmaker's bench in a big jewelry shop from  morning until niglit, and her highest ambition is to become one of the best watchmakers in the business. Miss Frey's greatgrandfather,   her  grandfather   and  her  Disbursements 011 general revenue  ocopiint during 1S!)S   Overdraft at IJank oi Montreal,  January 1st, 1��!)S ��.,,.   Disbursements 011 account of de-  2  bentures actually paid   Disbursements on account, of proceeds of debentures held in  trust by thejliiiiik of "Montreal.  Gash on hand in bank..,..,..    Debits  !? 3S)j007.3!J  21,025:00  r,!M 00.00=  Credits  s 'as.oi.-��.rA  2,210.01  25,971.51!  _______i sio.vj.u:ki siO:t;!i:i2.:��J  Interest and Sinking Fund Requirements.  Amounts required  tp be raised by taxation for the year ISO!):  Sinking f'nili]' on debentures issued in 1SSI7...  interest payable semi-annually   Sinking fund on debentures issued in 'ISllij.. ���  Interest payable* senti-ahnualiy..,,...   Sl.SUfl.OO"  2.5WJ.,0n  2,��IO,()0  '3,'i.iO.OO  Total.  ..  S'J.S'KlfM  Debenture Account Statement,  W'ATIilt WOltKS.  Debits  To issue under provisions of bylaw  No. :i2.;   $10,000.00  Hy discount    lly amount of cash received.,   Total ".   By disbursements on waterworks  construction account   SKWKKS.  To issue under the provisions of bylaw No. '.io..   liy discount   15y amount of cash received   Total   Hy disbursements on s-cwor construction account..   CKMI3TKKY.  To issue under the provisions of bylaw No. 33   liy discount   liy amount of cash received   Total   By disbursements on iniblicgrounds  and buildings account   K1.KCTI5IC J.KillT  To issue under tlie provisions of bylaw No. 31    Hy discount   By amount hold in trust bv the  Bank of Montreal   Credits  S     150.00  IJ.8iiO.00  SI 0,000.00  $10,000.00  $13,313.31  $10,000.00  $ 150 00  '.1,850.00  S10.000.00  $10,000.00  $ 3:370.3-1  $5,000.00  $ 75.00  ���l,!t'5.00  $5,000.00  ��5.000.00  ��1,257.85  $10,000 00  $    000.00  3!) 100.00  Total   By disbursements on electric light  account   $10,000.00  410,000.00  $30,130.20  Value of the Second Relief Ore.  The Second Relief mine near Erie has  commenced shipping, the ore going out by  the outport of Waneta. During the  present week 3S tons have been entered at  the customs for export, the value of which  was $1558. The ore carries two ounces of  gold and one ounce of silver to the ton.  The Coffee Contained Arsenic.  Philadelphia, Jan. 2-f.���George Schaeffer,  a butcher, and his three children were  poisoned today by drinking coffee containing arsenic. All are in a critical condition.  Killed by a Burglar.  ="Ne"w~York",7"Jtfnr21^A\rhi le-piii'siiing a,  burglar early this morning Georfge ��13ver-  hardt Was shot throng the abdomen,,dying  shortly afterwards.  A Big Fire in Wilkesbarre.  Wilkesbarrej .Tan. 21.���One of the mpst  destructive Ores in tlie history of the City  broke out early this morning, in the Ostein  haufe building. No lives' were lost, but  there Were some close calls. The -bi-ii'IU'-  ing, which is a total loss, cost $25d(OO0.  The Metal Market.  New York, Jan. 2t.~-fiar silver was  quoted here today at.5il.jf; lead at $-l.22A to  $1.27;^ The firm that fixes, the selling  price for miners and smelters quotes lead  at $ 1 at the close. The San 'Francisco  quotation for silver bars was 50f.  Rossland's Sewerage,  [ltossland Jliner. January 22nd.]  Mayor Goodeve yesterday received a  letter from James M. Martin, M. P. P., in  regard to the Rossland sewerage matter.  Mr. Martin inquired of the provincial  board of health as to the disposition of  the petition of Rossland to be allowed to  dump sewerage into the Columbia river.  Dr. Davie, chairman of the health board,  replied that the Rossland petition had  lapsed, aud that it would be necessary to  frame and forward a new one. It seems,  too, that the health board recently held a  meeting, and a.s it only holds sessions  every two.months it will be some time yet  before Rossland's petition can be heard.  The city attorney has been directed by  the mayor to prepare another petition  asking for the privilege of allowing the  sewerage of Rossland to flow into the Columbia river. Iu case of an epidemic it  would be rather a hard matter to be compelled to await the pleasure of the .provincial board of health for two months.  That body evidently noeds to have a little  life infused into it.  The Tamarack Makes Another Shipment.  The Tamarack mine near Vmir made  another shipment of 35 tons of ore to the  Northport smelter this week. The value  of the shipment was $1131, of which all  save $84 was in gold values. 'THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON B.C.   TUESDAY, 'JANUARY U, l��b9,  IK  Ik.*  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THIS DAILY TRIHUNK is imblished every afternoon  (except Sunday), and will be delivered by carrier in  any to.wn in Kootenay for twenty-live cents a week;  Or will be mailed lo suWribers for live dollars a.vear.  THK WKKKLY TitlHUXK is imblished every Wednesday and .Saturday, and will be mailed lo subscribers  for two dollars a year.  REGULAR ADVKltTI.SIOIKNTS printed in botb the  daily and weeklv editions for Si per inch per month.  Twelve lines solid nonpariel to be counted as one inch.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 20 cents a  line for each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on tho first of  every month; subscriptions  in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THK TUIUWNE. Nolson. B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  AH.  HOLD ICH���Analytical Chemist ancl Aomiycr.  Victoria street, Nelson.  T C. GWILLIM, B.A.SO. & VV. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  ��J . "���Mining Kngineors and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, It. C.   LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  NIGHTS   OF PYTHIAS���Nelson   Lodge,   No,   25,  ������   Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall, Macdon-  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuesday evening at S o'clock.   All  . visiting knights aro cordially invited to attend.  Georgk Moss, K. of R. & S.  " R. G. Jov, C. C.  K  ��he c��ribttm*  TUESDAY  JANUARY 24, 1839  The position taken by alderman Thompson last evening, when the proposal of the  chairman of the finance committee was  made to reduce the tax on fire insurance  companies from $200 to $50 per annum, is  the correct one. He differs from the chairman of the finance committee iu that he  considers the interests of the city before  those of the insurance companies doing  business here. He knows that other  city municipalities impose a tax of  $200 per��annum upon lire insurance companies doing bnsiness, and .he does not  propose to be bluffed into acceptiug $50  instead of $200 by the threat that the fire  insurance companies will raise the rates.  Alderman Thompson would retain the  $200 tax upon tire insurance companies,  and then treat with them for a reduction  of their rates, rather than knock off the  ; present tax and allow the insurance rates  to remain.where they are.  ; Thi5 city^council and the police comrnis^  ^"sio-uers!dl"KWfe  "Itew-^days^beh^^  rfelectiou:V"tlxe^^  " anderiMiller, �����as��dlassistautvpoliceraapi and  5 cut^hi^ salary,down"to^$ljpei;���mo|ith.Dj|Jn7  ^J.Cfansie"!I Ac���t;this *i����;; |j>ey obd."f th"E pq \$&�� pZ  Withie^'eduneiffets^liecplSlfee. commissioners.!  ; srhave fhe,,ppwer*ot!Eapppmting "policenien,  ,^.an^fixing the^alane^s. - JTheBliuattei>was,  ";:5t%ug:ii&befor^ tlie:'  ;���f suprein��e;n|p4Jrt^ 4in'a';6nu =��Saturday hei dr-  5"xl"e-re��d=^0tlie��������H v^scilublciti pf the, council  VajQuashed..   ^ ���    ^       n  ;fi^yjK^Should" -the-'fire Jiall-'be'-used for/  j* *tiie��purpoi3eJDf raising^ money fo�� a hockey  ^||u^j|i%^n\pr^tjmu: for the Catholic,  I'f^hilrchp B���^iv,;ic buildings should be used  :f^bniyj��Sr".ei.HV.nsnes".   '.  '^"-^piiE "price of-lead is increasing, The  L��-rgas��o*n given therefore is that the demand  ifor.'house paint and, lead pipe is now so  Ij^reat thatjstdfcks Jiave: rUu_dowu. It^isi  "pred'icted that lead will be worth live  . cents a ppuhd before the year closes.  Tll'ii attempt that is being made in  spme of the larger cities to establish temperance saloons will end in failure. The  trouble is the beverages sold in teiuper-  a;rlcp saiopns tend to make those who partake bf them averse to companionship or  Cpnyefsation.  TiiE-ciiairman of the finance committee  recommends' that the mayor and city  Cl6rk inake a promissory note for $10,000,  in favbr of the Bank of Montreal, to provide funds for current expenses. Such a  note would be worthless unless authorized  by by-law. The chairman of the finance  committee does not know it all yet, it  seems.   SALOON   A   NECESSITY.  Bishop Potter Says the Rich Have Given the  Poor No Better Place.  Bishop Potter of the Episcopal church,  startled the members of the Church Temperance   Society   at  a   meeting   in   the  Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in New Fork City.  In his address he said the saloon was a  necessity under the  present condition Of  affairs.   Josepli H. Choate, who has been  appointed ambassador to  Great Britain,  in a speech, took the opposite view.   The  meeting waa held to gather money for  the proposed Squirrel Inn, a temperance  establishment on the Bowery, where the  working people can go and  spend their  evenings. Bishop Potter was to speak upon "the church and intemperance," but  he   confined   himself  almost   wholly   to  saloons as a social necessity.    "We may  abuse it," he said, "anathematize it, but it  is a necessity so far as social intercourse,  relaxation and  refreshment are necessities.   The saloon exists because you and I  have given our brother no better things.  It   is   the   truth.    You   may   not   like  to hear   it.   but   so it  is.    We who belong   to   the   so-called   favored   classes  have     our     clubs.      But      the       poor  man   cannot   afford $100   a year   for a  club, and so he frequents the saloon.   Let  there be no mistake; the man who keeps a  saloon defends it, and justly, as the poor  man's club. There are more poor than  rich, more saloons than clubs. The man  who keeps the saloon and who says it is  the poor man's club tells the truth. Can  any one blame the poor laboring man,  weary of his day's work, because he leaves  his squalid home, his wife, his squealling  children,and seeks in tho brightly-lighted,  comfortable saloon the society of congenial companions?"  The temperance people present were  startled at such sentiments from bishop  Potter, but he was thoroughly in earnest.  His address had the effect to cause the  rich men present to po deeper into their  pockets for funds to establish the Squirrel  Inn.   PURELY   PROVINCIAL   PARAGRAPHS.  The widow of the late Thomas E. Kitchen of Ghilliwack was married on the  17th to W. A. Hall, lately from  Ontario.  The Bank of British North America has  established a branch at Ashcroft.  The town of Golden, in East Kootenay,  has purchased a steam fire engine from  the Ronald Iron Works of Brussels, Ontario.  The mother of Donald Patterson is in  Vancouver and wants her son to write to  her. If this should catch his <*ye he will  not refuse, or if seen by anyone who  knows him they will urge him to comply.  "He is a tall, dark, stout lad, but not  black, and has his two forefingers of his  left hand taken off at the first joint." His  mother is very anxious about him; her  address is 160 Water street, Vancouver.  In about three weeks there will be a  meeting of the creditors of Thomas .Wilson of Trail for the purpose of determining the best method of disposing of the  stock. As nearly as can be calculated the  assets are between   $28,000  and $30,000,  The Tremont Hotel  MALONE & TRECILLUS  PROPRIETORS  HeadfluarliPS^^^Iinfsafldi  while the liabilities are but $hS,000. Mr.  Wilson thinks every claim will be satisfied in full. He has stocks at Brooklyn,  Trout Lake, Glenora and Trail. Edward  Baillie of ltossland is the assignee.  Married at Glacier House on the main  line of the Canadian Pacific, on January  17th, by Rev. F. Ford, George F. Curtis of  Revelstoke to Miss Mary Robertson of  Hillsborough, Ontario. '  The Sandon Miner's Union is the first  labor union to receive a charter from the  provincial government. Special legislation was required before the union could  be incorporated.  An enterprising company with a capital of $50,000 has been having the country  between Skagway and Atlin surveyed  for a telegraph line, and although the  heavy winters of the north aud the frequent avalanches will endanger the line,  J. W. Bridges, who has just returned  from making the survey, believes it is  perfectly feasible. In addition to the  wire to Atlin and other camps an extension will be run south to Juneau, Alaska.  QUEERS HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  ^f��e^���? ��^��? ^���?& ��@S? @��:et g^��: ��^e? e:��:^ ����:��:&^ ^^^S^^f?^��:g?:��^g|:&:@  W  ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE  (fWMfWWW  BARGAINS  BARGAINS  m  rvine  Dry Goods    NELSON,  B.C. Curtains  Men's Furnishings Carpets, Linoleums  TTAVING- finished stock taking, and in order to make room for Spring Stock, Dry  G-oods, and Millinery, we will offer our entire stock at greatly reduced prices.  s  %  fa  Largo  comfortable  bedrooms and   first-class  dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  BATES   ES2   FOBR   JD^TST  Mrs.  E.  C.   CLARKE,  Prop.  Late of the Koyul Hotel, Calgary,  ffl  m  Ladies' Kid Gloves  75 Cents, regular price $1.25  Dress Goods and Sill^s  Dress Goods and Black and Fancy'  .Dress Silks at lowsst casli prices  Men's Shirts  Men's   AVhite   and   Regatta   Shirts,  Ladies' Dress Skirts  special value, ��1.00  Ladies' White Wear  Now open for Spring at exceedingly  low prices ���,;  ��3.00, regular jmces ��4.00 and ��5.00  Ladies' Glotl] Jackets  Small lot to clear at $2.00, regular  prices from ��5.00 to ��9.50  Men/s Whjte Linen Collars  The latest styles, Two for 25 Cents  Table0 Linens  Napkins, Towels, Toweling, Sheeting  and Pillow Cotton, lowest cash prices  Aden's Underwear,  Ladies' Blouses  Sateen "Wool and Silk Blouses at cost  Hats   and   Caps,   Ties,   Bows   and  Scarfs at marked down prices  Ladies' Underskirts  Ladies' Flannelette, Moreen and Silk  Underskirts at reduced prices  Carpets, Linoleums,  Curtains, Portiers,  Window  Shades  at liberal discounts  Mackintoshes  Men's and Ladies' Mackintoshes at  ��S, regular price ��15, less than cost  ^mmmfhg0:Kf  . Ais\v:c^�� ;ox, hInd "  .!0n(B,f^-|lre^feti .arid -inost pop?  BE^E^'STOKE, '  .Rontfvated aiiftdecjoratcd throughout. Frstcjas.s sample  rooms* il'Vee "tjlts .meets? all ''trains. Tlia Kovelstok&  Sti'cc'b Car "Company" .rim" hourly street "cflr service  : bctWcoiv ViciorJa .hotel .and stutio.n.  ...       .'������" "H-.PKltKS, Proprietor;  ri\on6  Tilt; "oniyjiptel in">Tels5?n?!;ha!i hasreinaiiiedr,un(V  "]n'ilnui��gCment'iiiTee'*IS!!0;1"   .   ���l     "  "  .  'Ulip" ilJcdri'domsf arc. ^vell ftiriiiShed  tflicl   lighted1 by;  .electricity. ���    " ������" . ".""      ������..������'  ���Tlie djiiiifgsrjjoniys lfot-^eond.toiany.inslvbbtqnity". . ".."?  ���: 'riiejjar' ,is"*[aj\yay^\sjp'c}c"pdi��by'tjie IjcsT.dpme^tie iviicl j  iinpor.t.Qd ili(| ii.br* amI:4i��arS.. = ��  ,n .\ t.  ��   "��,j���';      .   "'   #l^AS-a^VD3)BN,''lVQl)riet'or.-   ;  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS;  Boots and Shoes, Rubbers and Overshoes for Ladies, Men and Children, at Cost  FRBB    HEfVlMirVQ   Q U R I N G     SALE   HBMIV1INQ    FREE  ��� *"���"*&���-��� r*'"..\ry.T ;.~.l:" -?.^ ���=? ������:'*��� :-S^z-\ ^.P^f-l���-sits  fa  '"."=."*����"..��  .t>d>.   $    ^ f^.   �� n^n nDnDS nVS�� o^%  ^    J nlBpn4*DnQB n.^ Du     1^ n       ^W  . D     ..o^n rfp  Tojind Ji;om Europeaii.poiiits via Canadian and Aiiieri-  enh lines',   itfpply fbr sailing-dates, rates; ticKets, aiid  'full'information to any CanadiaiisPaSifierfail^'a}' a��eiitor  ���,"...* C, P. It. City"Agont,nNelsbn.  JVIlsUAM. S.TITT. Goneral.S..S, ABeiit.n Winnipejz.  ij tist- receiyeci^a^consignrrl  of Harris home made tweeds  from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  le supply is rimited, so call  early and examine this stock  J  UAKV.tl S'TU'KiJT  NICJ^ON  IV|ake sure tt]at  you are  res  Daring Stock Taking and to  Room for Next Season's Goods  HY PURCHASING AT  TIIK CHEAPEST PLACE IF THE CITY FOR FRUITS OF ALL KINDS.  MILLS & LOTT, Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  Nelson Planing' Mills  When Requiring Thoroughly Seasoned Lumber  Call   and  Inspect   Stock.  In stock flooring, lining, mouldings, doors, and sashes.   Every description of joinery, doors and  windows   made   to   order.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL and FRONT ST.  m  i  #1  i1  i  "11  ���m  M  Jewelry   Watches   Clocks  Silver Plated Ware  QN  AND AFTER  FEBRUARY  FIRST  The Tribune  Will occupy the premises recently occupied by Hebden &  Hebden, on Vernon Street, near Ward Street.  PRICES TO  COMPETE  EITHER   EAST OR  WEST  JACOB ��dvER  5 ���s^iegn^wassaH^^.l'arissii:  ""^i.  _ ,;..���. I^T^?��^lSS^l(^^Sa��^mSSTIK?i  ���J-  u  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. 0. TUESDAY JANUARY  2l  t899.  :i  u  jv  i>�� 'V  AM OF  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATHCONA AND   JIT. ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vico-Presidont  K   S. CLOUSTON. Gonoral Manager  THE  jb_a.2st:k:  OF  ST1SH COLUMBIA  NELSON  3STELS03ST   BEANCH  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       UKANCriKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tho principal citios in Canada.  liny and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable Transfers  GRANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CREDITS,  available in any part of tho world.  DRAFTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; ETC  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATIO OF INTEREST PAID  THE   BRITISH   WEST   INDIES.  Would They be Exchanged  for a  Foothold In  the Phillipiues ?  A subject which will engage the attention of ambassador Choate immediately  upon his arrival in England is one which  links the political fate of the Philippines  and that of the British West Indies.  Several public hints have been made  within the last few weeks as to the great  mutual advantage that would accrue to  the United States and Great Britain from  tlje hitter's relinquishment of her principal possessions in the West Indies in exchange for a foothold in the Philippines.  The suggestion has not met with the  outburst of opposition which might have  been expected. This is perhaps-due to  the fact that it is not taken seriously  by the English public. The idea o'f  surrender of a foot of soil anywhere  which has long been under, the British flng  is deeply repugnant to the British heart,  no matter how obvious tlie advantages of  an exchange might be. British opinion,'  however, has undergone some radical  modifications in the past few month?; the  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  if two pugilists are anxious to decide  the question of supremacy no outside  agreements should be made. Sharkey,  Lavigne, Dixon, Gardner, Dave Sullivan,  McGovern and other noted pugilists, in  their respective classes, are in favor of the  MarquisofQueensberry rules, unrestricted,  and believe that all matches in future  should be made accordingly. From the  way things are drifting it will not be a  surprise if the amendment barring hitcing  in clinches and on the breakaway is soon  done away with.  IMPERIAL BANK  OF CANADA  Capital, Paid  Reserve  Up  $2,000,000  1,200,000  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO  D.   R.  WILKIE, General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  A general banking business transacted. -  Savings bank department.'  Deposils of $1  and  upwards  received and interest  allowed.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  DESERTED   MINING   CAMPS.  - 'desperate,.almost hopeless,.Jinanciah and,  i*:jiommertcjal \yoncl i.tio.n.iof^sfamiliea,f and..  i ns6"61ieV isrands" htts'.be'eflUlully.expIairiedlby!!  - ^th'e^jVghsh f���ne\yspa,poe,rs/.. iin.afjin:jhic,b^itf  |i"l)as Jfeen^uJ m i'tte.d;.ntha,t;�� tli^.oiily^tV^i^P*  ���Jcal" ft���iii^'naw'ifehft|lie1l|Si'te"d'siStal6'esn.��.'." .%->i?,  jcaliiud^atei:^^  "'��lia����BUb,eenfcle4)'lW*)^inted,%ut".,��." "*'""' "V V \  The'gi;eat^d.iliicuIties��ot' adiliinis.twijtioiH  ' ".buHli1Sb|i��Jj''s>^  - 'tiQiiS'-Xvfll.j'iii^ ����ib/r\va^.^clls^d6urtfge"^Bi,it1slit"e  j(tatesnien" pi^layiueii? "It.is*propaply.triie,>  therefore} tliat��if ajijrop'ositioiii ���6"t mi-."($&:  cliva'iYge^tthleBiii^isB'We'stlndies l'6r/tlle  ' sPlVi I ijafti n es "iV i>i r^lem'|terVtli eusefkoii s"ideni��ft.  tldns4ia'V^i"isitiWiedcjun\t7i'e:*��pU'bIJc"^liiiYfa,r"  it will nont:cituSe th'eli]}f6aC,"Wi"th"/vyh',,ifiii"}nt'  \youl*d;lia^e been gvel&tMsix niohfhijP,.ag6;*  corr^sip.Ondfen'J;��� h% the Hew?  Towns Once Rich and Famous, but How With-  .   out Inhabitants.  The deserted mining towns of the West  are about the loneliest places one can find.  There are several scores of such towns iu  California, a dozen in Idaho and Montana,  a half dozen in Colorado, and as many in  British Columbia, New Mexico and Arizona.   Some of the abandoned towns have  had populations of 12,000, while many had  more than 4000 each.    A large proportion  of these'communities once had a full complement of municipal officers and municipal departments and assessed valuations  of several millions of dollars.   Today they  are as forlorn aud deserted as Palmyra in  the desert.     Some, towns that had S000  and 10,000 people during the early seventies are occupied by a scant dozen people.  While the desolation of an abandoned  mining town impresses the stranger, it  affects an old-time miner as nothing else  can.   The lore of campfires and milling  camps in every part of the mountainous  West abounds   hi'stories   of   how   the  life of this miner or that prospector was  laltered-iJjoXyvSon'i^  ^qid^aud.-lro^  'girfq&awjn'gvtb" /a"* /$i��i<fef frq'ioiicr :$����XM$  T\w ,  Yorji $iiii in, London, sttys': "J \vill" not  v'&jrtu.iie to assert tlilit there'ha;ve. already  bejen ithportaut=tpoiir��parreivs on fihesujjjeeti1  and' that consulijaticniB' and an exchange  of "papers bearing thefcec-n betnyeeh the  foreign aiid colonial offices have .taken  place this week, because such.au assertion  would probably call out a? profupt a^u��d  official denial. I will, however,, go so far  as to affirm that such a project will  encounter no serious bppositaOn iu either  of those departments of the British government. It would be premature to say  more, 1 Ny^l^d^OuJ^^^tMsJisjjino^  "tlie possible solutions ot the Philippine  problem \y,lijcji are withiu the rauge of  practical polities."  CURRENT   SPORTING   TALK.  Enthusiasts Ask'for Two Reforms  In Boxing  Contests.  Patrons ot glove fights are talking of  two needed   reforms just  now.   One is  that all contests should be held tinder the  Marquis of Quoensbury rules without restrictions,   ttlid   the other   is  that   the  weigts of all pugilists should bo correctly  announced before the men enter the ring.  The recent wrangle between McCoy and  Sharkey over their private agreement as  to the rules  which should govern their  contest did much to convince tlie sporting  public   that  the   stipulations  generally  made   when  articles   of  agreement   are  signed    are     causes    for    unnecessary  trouble.   Many fights have been decided  in    local   clubs   during  the   past   year  which gave   great satisfaction   because  there was no tampering with the Marquis  of Queensberry rules.   That is to say, the  men were allowed to fight in and out of  clinches, and could also hit on the breakaway.   The recent battle between  Gardner and Sullivan  was one of  the most  satisfactory of the seoson because of the  strict enforcement of  the  rules,  which  allowed the little fellows to use their fists  as long as they were free.   In comparison  the McCoy-Sharkey bout was not nearly  so fast, because of the fact that there was  no hitting in the clinches or in tlie breakaways.   This was, of course, an advantage  to  McCoy.    Had   the  Marquis,  of  Queensberry    rules   prevailed   in   their  entirety   the   battle   might   have been  even more decisive.   Expert judges say  that the latter code,  as interpreted by  referees, who will insist upon their actual  meaning, will give better results,  in that  they are intended to test every quality of  a first-class pugilist.   They show what a  man can do at long range in boxing and  leg   work,   and   they   also  demonstrate  what a fighter is callable of in short arm  work   in  clinches.    With this in  view,  those who object to alterations or amendments do not see why leading pugilists,  especially those in the heavyweight class,  should fight shy  of  the  original   code.  They   set   forth   the    argument    that  sf tfrjee "CJ&Atiid .wMt 0 w n;d tier I"w���i fh^age-Jbiyii shl  and ."Vaukdj���weeg.Si and .fTauked���s;bye" igheap;,;  %\yd"oBen^jbtuI!lings^  if from tlie "car wmaows,G.but��uearly" all",the  -desertedito^vjrskai:e,:a���wa.y.up*iu the'moun-  Yaiu^yaneysiand icau'you.s, ".lWfUijJ.'ninleS"  ��*fffiinf;rtlfe'^eji't.eifjathS "^.rt,onri!l.ts"." ". 'Sdme  ;"ro1fDtiJJiSsp?f6��ibl,!i^dw:us��4re itniougthespine  "fpregjts'qf tlie'jLi|jpef m6u|ita"iii;S.i;d:e.s, Syhei'e  ".t^��s*ti^Vr\ifoEHva^^  Vij, p"flqlce��=.J?ff. gold".- 0'r^^ciirised*",,tlie'��"��iid<;leri.  ^bViiltliiv'^'of^Vibi-l/villa^p^itud" tile pVo'iu.fse.  c?nf .:a ,city.n there;" \wheii"the mother" lb.d$3  Should'" be  i'b\u\cL      Tlfese  towiis   wel'e  fonudM'jpji-the in in ess   "They gVew great  1 and pL'ospe.rfed: while the mjiies.paid.   The'  ledge Same to ah end- audi the niihers and  afl the attendanti^dpulatibu lnoyed elsewhere, and the relics of the community  - are, left- ��  The ���obliteration pif'iiiiwing goiiimuuitie��  has. probtibly been more general iu the  pi'SSetft generatibh in iSreviida thah in ,any  other state. The populatiohof that state  has decreased more thftiivpO percent in  the last two decades* In the eastern part  of Nevada there were five towns, eacii of  more than 2000 people froln_lS08_to_ 1&70,_  =th"at_liave^iiB"SS_"6'hairi"O0 rnhabitan ts left  now. In one of theSe tovyhs yet stands a  hotel that cost $35,000, a monument of the  days when every rodm was occupied at $3  a head every night, and tlie bar and gambling rooms downstairs yielded a net  revenue Of $200 and .$250 weekly. Ill  Southern Nevada, about 20 miles from  Pioche, may be seen the remains of J5mer-  son. ft was a wonderful little city in  1S70 and 1871* when the gold and silver  ledges were yielding ore, w;or.th from $200  to $300 a ton. Boston Eapital poured into  it. Atone time there were 2500 people in  the place, and they came in four \veeks.  Stamp mills, hotels, saloons and stores  wei'e subsequently built in Emerson. It  would have become a town of iO.OOO people but for the wonderful mines at Virginia City. But the ledges petered out.  The town melted away aud not a human  being has lived there for ten years. The  houses have cracked, withered and shrunk  under the heat of the alkali plain in summer and the snow and blasts of wiuter.  Then there was the famous mining city  of Hamilton, in the White Pine district of  Nevada. Only a dozeja isolated cabins,  the stone walls of great structures and  heaps of rusted and worthless mining  machinery remain to mark the site of  what was the liveliest mining town: in  America thirty years ago. Bodie, in Mono  county, California, was another. After  the collapse of the Conistock boom in 1S75  miners found several pockets of unusually  rich free-milling gold ore high up ou the  eastern slope of the Sierras. The ore was  easily worked without water and the cost  of milling the lowest known. There was a  stampede to Bodie from every part of the  Pacific slope. Prospectors and capitalists  rushed thither, believing it would be a  second Virginia City. The population was  8000 by March, 1880. The city had a mayor,  councilmen, marshals and all other municipal officers. It boasted of its fire department and of its fine schools. Hundreds of thousands of dollars went into  buildings, and, leaving out Virginia City,  Sacramento and San Francisco there  were as elaborate saloons in Bodie as anywhere on the Coast. Some merchants  there carried stocks worth more than  $100,000. The stamp mills and the hoisting works were busy day and night for  months at a time. Four dance halls, and  seven faro banks were run in Bodie in the  summer of 1881. Shootings occurred almost nightly and murders at least once a  week. One hundred and twenty gamblers used to be the average in the town.  One hotel keeper made $30,000 in one  year. The Bodie mines paid enormously  for a time. The Standard Gold Mining  & Milling Company is said to have, paid  $14,000,000 in dividends in four years, and  the Bodie Gold Miuing & Milling Company  paid about $5,000,000 to its stockholders.  The fame of Bodie grew, and the song  about the rollicking "Bad Man from  Bodie" was sung everywhere on the  Pacific coast.  There began to be hints in 1884 that the  Bodie mines were petering out, but the  new issues of mining stock were floated.  In -1S85 the ledges did come to an end.  There was a panic and a stampede from  Bodie. The losses of the holders of stock  in the Bodie mines were great in many  instances. In 1SS7 there were only 100  people left amid the desolation, and a  year later all but six persons had gone.  A great fire in ISOOswept away all that was  left of the former greatness of the little  city.  Thirty odd years ago Barkerville, in  Cariboo, was as much in the mouths of  Canadians a.s Rossland, in Kootenay, is  today. The town began in 1800, when  gold was discovered on Williams creek.  Two years had scarcely passed after the  discovery when 20,000 restless souls were  swarming along the creek, and the rich  diggings soon made Cariboo one of the  famous miniug sections of the western  world.  A few years later Wild Horse aud Perry  creeks, in East Kootenay, and French  aud McCulloch creeks, in West Kootenay,;  .electrified.D".the^w.es.tern��:8wilds^with5"th"e'irs  iri^lieiC?-:^ !.W^^t^;^^  l��.^Af.tel,.theXt��du"^usutvdn\the|"Gahadian���1.:Paci7",.;  'he rai 1 road'Jias? passed .through the .seenic .  wonders. Q|\the/Rpj2ky*  rSelkirkvSnge.��ran^  above the precipicesviii" the.iFraser i:iver:,  vcauyon,. ;the, .tram, suddenly" shpots  out!;  . 1uto.a4e.yef spate��iii#chevrixeur�� valley, and.  ^brings Aiu'.K|..ti��^%^^1^^-^^HQpSi;. �� Hope""  fS^iiifhaJbi^^^^  ,��amne^,au^':k;4Uw'Chin'p^  ha|ulet.i^.'asu'":lph,ely*��li.s-'"djiefi"^  :jmffgine,  but���40. -years -ago," "there 'was "Clhriving  .mtnhfg.city df=b;etween. 4QD0/and 0000"ped-  Ijlg t|,t Hgpe.. It %)%���? the^" big to^ii Of sthe  in:teriQUvq| British CoTuiijbia,,iahdi |10,pOp  ���,WOuJd' nptmi-go" "Very;."fai^ iii,makiiTgi,a*n*in-  yes.tmeiXt;thei.e, ���,N��0w oneepuld.probably  'bil^"J;lle"r.wl!oIStp'ia"ci9.T6nr"$;idn00l  .  The .Visitor, who leayes fclij raihyay  train antl walks about thestreefcsdfYale,  another'Fraser rivjev to^vn", will ��fi pd��abuil-  ' dant Siiggestious of its past glories, Therem  !��� are the bant buildings, where Bhglishliien  did a business pjE thdusaiids of dollars  daily, now -dpeu, flPorlesS and almost  roofless. Strangely enough;" Pne stiloon  has been kept almost intact all these years  at Yale. It has few^ broken windows, but  its front dpprs are still on their hinges.,  The lettering on one window, "Whiskeys  and Wines" yet remains. Tons and tons  of iron wheels, cables and broken and  =riisted^-niachineiy,=^all^broughtr=to^the=  Pacific coast from England, around the  Horn, lie rusting. A little gold is found  in the river banks and ampng the saiids  near the shore. As the train leaves town  tourists often see a few Chinese digging  in the Sand on the left side of the river.  The Chinese are satisfied if they make an  average of $1 a day.  Arizona has several interesting ruins of  once bPomiug mining communities.  Tombstone is the most famous mining  camp ever known in the southwest, but it  is hot a deserted town yet, even if it has  slirtink from 12,000 to 700 population since  the great days of 1880 and.lSSl. Tombstone once had daily newspapers, street  car lilies; dozens of gambling houses, a  half dozen dance hails, a $30,000 theatre,  the finest hoisting works and stamp mills  ever known in the Southwest, and three  banks, each of which was capitalized at  $50,000. For a year or two, until it burned  down in 1881, it had a $60,000 hotel, where  the rates were from $5 to $30 a day. Narrow business property lots used to sell for  $0000 each. When the ledges petered out  in 18S1 the town soon melted away. The  people who have remained there are interested in cattle. The $0000 lots can now  be bought for $50 each, and one can buy  for $200 or $300 houses which were erected  19 years ago for $4000 or $5000.     ���  Out on the line of the railroad from  Prescott remains of the towu of Brown, a  place of 3000 in 1S70. The town has been  torn down largely in the last dozen years  for the firewood there is in it, but a  Weather-beaten ramshackle structure  still manages to stand here and thereto  testify to the importance of Brown, where  the Yavapai Gold Company's ledges were  yielding well. The graveyard on the sunbaked hillsidess is the only thing that has  not changed since the population rushed  to Signal, another deserted mining town  of 2000 people in 1870.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  :0&  m  ��� e ���  We are now carrying a most complete line of Bar Supplies, including  all the latest styles of Whisky, Wine  and Beer glasses. Our prices are low  and the quality the best procurable  lifeiJTEETZEL & CO  ti  Hi  ti  W  \</  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  ti  ti  Hf  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  .  HI  ���|IV;�����   ''*..���"���". B "���/."*; ��      *- .���**.    X"=*"' ";.-"��.X��"/ '   "- "   "   ,   ." .   �� -     ���**    -"��    '�� - ���   ��� " '   "     ���' -   "'      \ii  IfeiPli^ltettigih &��� Co.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND SOO LINE  Fast  ^.���jp-papionsriBERS  BAKER S^REMlk iNyEILS^N  LONDON AND-BRfflSH^OtUM^  HEAD  OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating to British Columbia business to be addressed to P.O. drawer  505, Nelson, British Columbia  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  I1I.UK 11I3I.T. MIN'KUAI, CLAIM, SITUATE IN TUB NICI.SON  .MIXING IlIVISOIX OK KOOTKNAY DISTRICT, AND 1,0-  CATKD HK'l'WEBN I'OKCUI'I.N'U AND   IlKAlt CHEKKS.  Take notice that I, J. A. Kirk. notiiiK as iigonl, for  John Dean, free mlncr'H cortilleiito No. 1872a, admlnis-  (rator for the cstnte of tho late Silas F. Collin.swortli,  free miner's oortilioato No. ?1,078a, intend sixty dnys  from tlio date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for  a certilicatc of improvements, for the purpose of obtain,  iiiK 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. J. A. ICIKIC.  Dated this Mth day of November, 181)8. (Nor. Mitli]  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager <   mCi   pom     r>   r\  S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer \   INbLoUlN,   t>. L>.  Lumber I   Lumber!   Lumber!  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.  First   class   lumber  at   right   prices  Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  Yard:  Foot Hendryx Street.  line   of  hand.  Sash,  Also   a   full  constantly on  JOHN RAE, Agent.  and  Short   Route  to and  Kootenay. Country.   *  From.  Kirst-class nnd Tourist, Sleepers-Operated from  l'ACIFK; TO ATLANTIC  Tickets is.sued through and baj,'Kni?o  checked to destination.  co^srisfECTiQisrs  Rossland,  Leave.  F(i:J0-|!.-in.=?  Trail  and  NKriSONt?  Robsorji       ArijVe.  rT7lO:;iu'pT7iT7  Main Lin,e and Intermediate Poiqts via Slocan Lake".  T.eiivo.                         ijAtLN' Arrive.  V,:M a. in. ..,..��� N'KLSOX  .sao p. in.  kootenay Lake-Kaslo  Route-Steanier Kokanee.  Leave. Daily ItJxcqjjt Sunday Ar"ri>;o.  1:00 p, in..  ........ .XKLiSON, ll:fi�� H. nis,  ^ooterjay Fjiver Route-Steamor Moyie.  Moil., Wed., h'ri. Tne^��. Tlinrs., Sat.  S:fX) a. in. Leave NKLSON.., Arrive.i!:$u,]?: it).  Makcf! connection ntl'ilot liny iVith slelijuer Kokaped  in both directions.  Steamers on their respective.routes, call nl��priiicij*ul  liiiHlinfts in both direcliojis, uiid .{\l ot!iii$ poifits wheii��  signalled. "  AscWt-nin ItatO.'S nlid fujl jiifornrntion by uddrosftiiJK  uearOst locill agent Qr  C. E. BE/VSLEY, City Tick,et Agent,  R. W. DREW, Agen.t.  \\f. F. Andkhso.v, 'I'ravcliiiK .S'nSiso'luJrci' Ageht, Nelson.  K. .1, fovi.ic, IWs't Passenger ^t'cnt, Vaucouver.  }  Nelson/ B. C.  Notice   of  Applieation   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  .VUMHB11 TWO MINKKAIy CLAIM, SITUATE IN TIIK XKI.SO.V  MINING DIVISION OK \VEST KOOTKNAY DISTKICT, AND  LOCATED OI'I'OSITH FOHTY-NINE MILE CItEKK. TWO  AND A IIALP MILKS DISTANT KItOM KOOTKNAY AND  COI.UMHIA ItAILWAY, KORMEULY THE JEKSKY LILY  GROUND.  Take notice that I, George It. G. O'DriscolI, for myself  and as agent for Kdmund (J. Traves, free miner's ceriillcate No. KiolA, and George H. H. Symonds, free miner's  certificate No. 2170a, free minor's certificate No. 2751a,  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to tho mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim.  And further take notico that action, under section  .'17, must bo commenced before tho issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  GKORGK II. G. O'DRISCOLL.  Dated this 24th day of November, 1898. [Nov. 2Hth]  Notice of  Applieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  liLACK DIAMOND MINERAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN THE NKLSON MININO DIVISION OK KOOTENAY DISTKICT, AND  LOCATED NEAR THE DUNDEE MINK.  Take notice that I, .1. A. Kirk, acting as agent, for  John Dean, free miner's certificate No. 1872a, and John  .1. McAndrews, free miner's certificate No. 13,02(i,\,  intend sixty days from tho date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a ecrtillcato of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above  c;ln.iiii. . , .....  And further take notice that action, under section .1/,  must bo commenced before the issuance of huc1i_ certificate of improvements. J. A. KIKK.  Dated this ifit.h day of November, 1898. [Nov. 2(illi]  Notice   of   Applieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  EVENING STAR AND HAI'I'Y JACK MINERAL CLAIMS.  SITUATE IN TIIK NELSON MINIMI DIVISION OK WEST  KOOTENAY DISTRICT, AND LOCATED HKTWKKN SANDY  AND EAGLE CRKKKS, ABOUT I'lVK MILKS WEST I'ROM  NKLSON.  Take notice that I. Arthur S. Kurwell. acting as agent:  for George A. Kirk, free miner's certificate No. 8838.1, nnd  John A. Turner, free miner's certilicatc No. lOfilA. intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for cerl.itlcates of improvements, forthe purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And  further take notice that, actio)), under section .'i7, must.  be commenced before the issuance of such cert itlcate of  improvements. A. S. KARW.KLL.  Dated this 20th day of December, 18!l8. [Doc. 2IJ  Notice   of  Applieation   for   Certificate   of  improvements.  RERUN 1.3251 G. 1. EUREKA 1,32.5,10. I, O. V. O. I'RACTION  L3251 G. I.HRI'I'ANNIA I.32;")3(!. 1, GRAND I,.18IOo. I,.II AC  FRACTION L 32.K! (!. 1, MINERAL CLAIMS. SITUATE IN  THE NKLSON MINING DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY  DISTRICT, AND LOCATED ON TOAD MOUNTAIN, ADJOINING TIIK HALL MINES.  Take notice that I. John Ilirsoh, a.s agent for the Hall  Mines Company, Limited, free miner's cortillcatc No.  2n.11 a, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims. And further take notico ihnt action, under sec-  t ion 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  JOHN   HIUSCIH.  Dated this 20th day of November, 1S!)S. [Deo 10]  The Tribune Will BuyOld Rags  Spokane Falls & Norton,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard*  Bed Mountain Railways.  The only ail rail route without change of cars  between Nelson ar|d Rossland, and  Spokane an.d Rosslaqd.  Leave  l��:20 a. m...  12.0.1a. m..  8:30 a.m...  Tho train  DAILY    TRAINS.  Arrive   NKLSON.... ....1:35 p.m.   UOSSLAND 12:20 p. m,   SPGKANK.... 3:10 p.m.  hat leaves Nelson at fi;2Q a. in., makes closo  connections at bpokane Willi trains for all Pacific Coast  points.  Passengers for Kettle Hivor f. .id Boundary Creek con  nect at Marcus with stage daily.  C. G. DIXON. O. P. & T. A.  ^aslo & Slocan Railway  GOING  l>eaVo  WKST  8.1HI a.  8.32 '  "          1I.30 *  "          !��. -I;�� '  "          !).;V> i  "          10.12 '  ��          10.2.1 '  10.83 '  Arrive 10.1(1 '  Leave  Arrive  11.00 a. in.  11.13    "  DAILV  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproulo's  Whitewater  Hear Lake  AlcGuigan  Hailey's  Cody Junction  Sandon  CODY   HKANCH.  Siimlon  Cody  GOING EAST  Arrive 3.55 u. m.  "      8.20    "  II OtOt5       M  ,i    3;io   "  ii       o 00 "  "       1.15 ��  "       1.31 "  1.23 "  1.15 "  Leave  Arrive 11.10 a.  Leave 11.25  G. K. COPKLAND. Superintendent.  Notice of Applieation for Liquor License  Notice is lierebv (riven that thirty days after date I intend to npplv to the stipendiary mairistrate of H est  Kootenay district, for n license to sell liquor by retail at  mv hotel at Sirdar. ii.C. AUG UST JACKSON.  Sirdjir, H. C, December 20th. 18U8. ""'--"'•V?1
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Lawrence Hardware Company,   NcNoti - lliirdwaie   etc.
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Company, kaslo- I mie
Cumuli >n Pacitic Railway Company. Nelson—Change in
time card.
A change has been made in the personnel of the curling rinks from Nelson,
who will leave this evening for the Rossland bonspiel, us published in Tl-irc Tui-
RUNI3 of yesturilay iit'ti'iiiunn. A. Walley
has been sub-aitnt.wl I'm-G. C. Hodge on
W. H. Grant's rink mimI a fourth rink has
been organized as follows : D. Porter, G.
C. Hodge, W. F. Auilerson, P.-.J. Russell,
The Irishmen of Nelson are making
arrangements for a dinner to be held on
evening of March 17th, to celebrate the
anniversary of St. Patrick.
F. Nickells, who for the past two years
has tilled the position of bookkeeper for
J. A. Say ward &Co., leaves next week for
Innisfail, Alberta, where he will engage
in ranching and mixed farming.
The location of the Big Two mineral
claim, situate on Porcupine creek, adjoining the Montana Boy, was recorded today.
P. C. Green of Nelson has transferred
the Alberta Fraction mineral claim, situate on Craig mountain, on the north fork
of the Salmon river, to the British Canadian Gold Fields Exploration, Development & Investment Company, Limited.
The collections at the port of Nelson
..yesterday were within a few dollars of
the $1000 mark. During the early part
of the month there was quite a falling off
in collections, but with the resumption
of traffic over the lake to Kootenay Land-
iug-they commenced climbing up again.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company's second transfer barge will be ready
for commission in a month. It will have
a capacity of lo cars, and with the present barges in use will enable the company to move 31 cars a day between
Kootenay Landing and Nelson.
J. Bernard Tierney aud F. Lynch of
Nelson have taken a working bond and
lease on the Alberta mineral ciaim, situate about one mile southeast of Ains-
worth.^Work will be commenced at once.
They are now engaged in sorting the ore
on the dump for shipment to the Hall
Mines smelter, and expect to receive returns from the first shipment iu about
,^t%vo weeks.
*l"||i.r.M. Lay, local manager of the4 Im-
^jyerial Bank of Canada, has been" advised
|ithat the bank has opened branches at
Kllamiltori ancl Listdwel, Ontario. '
j^tTofin. "Elliot left this morning ' for his
S""lipme in "Exeter,- Ontario. -His trip is,in
-.^connection with-the death of his father
'-^swhich occurred a bout" two weeks ago.
fi?-„,; A youth who has rounded the globe on
»•„»,his."gall" is.stopping at one of the hotels
ti'nt' Nelson. \ He should either be made
^iiiiove or go to work. ■;
*,jl„s*When will work be commerioed. on the
"k^iVar.d street improvement'scheme that
j^lsthe   bur council  would have had under
^i\$ay*ei\e:this;? " -."■"»" ■*      "■-    ...   ."-..""■   - ;
''^»^WeJ)30rHtfea."huear.ing-,t'ht}ft, vyas fo Hav*e3
^ c^oirje.qffi^befo^ethe, .registrar, of the.courts
Wth'fe" ttffernoph.■ was,iti;oLfr heai\d\"".:   :' "■ .. "
,»    i?a;:bricksj3iirus, the hianwhQ Da;bsOllutely
:„/CQlajtlois JihcFresl1  meat  tl'ade ox-south-.
Vsas.t^ru: British Columbia, \yassn in -Nelson,"
y°%pidiiy.i  ■      " " ■     .
:*j!.*°T,he smoking concert which the inem-
i««"'benr"s> bf the Nelson Hockey Gliib have in
•ffiahdfcfbr this evening in the fire hall*
■"""*sli;6=uTd he well attended. A good pi-o-
^jgMrtm :ejj &s J>aen J£r r a n gecl .■—   "     :
Operations of the Duncan Mines.
The\ledge on the Royal Canadian mineral claim ou Eagle creek, operated by the
Duncan Mines, LLnlited, has just been uncovered at a point 400 feet south of the
upper levels, giving a raise Of 1-io feet of
stopping ground. North of the Royal
Ca'nadhtrt on, the Rtty claim, another
stripping is being made to uncover the
ledge, 150 feet vertically to the lowest
level, and IQOOJeefc north of it.. This will
ensure the company an immense showing,
[extending through two properties on
What) is known as the Royal' Canadian
Ifl iS'O- 2 level in the Granite the ledge is
being followed with a steam dril, and rapid progress is being made. The company
are now asking tenders for the lumber for
their Hume in order to have it distributed
along the Hume line before the snow goes
-; off,  _
An Attempt to Beat the City.
The attempt of the publishers of The
. Miner to obtain free water for six months
should be sat on effectually. The city
does not contract to furnish water, and
the water by-law plainly states that if,
from any cause, water is not supplied for
over 24 hours, the proportion of the rate
far the time for which water is not supplied may be deducted from the month's
water rate. The publishers of The Miner
pay $5 a month for water, most of which
is used in running a small water motor ;
they claim they have been unable to use
this motor for two weeks, hence a loss of
$10 a day, which the city should make
good. It is safe to say the loss was
nearer $2 a day than $10, and it is safe to
say all the reduction Tlie Miner will get
in its January water will be $2.
Will Cut Loose From Winnipeg.
P. J. Russell, local manager of the Parsons Produce   Company,   returned from
Winnipeg last   night.   He   reports that
the Kootenay business of the compauy
has grown to such an extent that it has
decided to cut loose from  the Winnipeg
house, and establish the headquarters for
Kootenay in this city.   Mr. Russell  will
be the company's manager for Kootenay,
li. A. Rodgers. tho general manager of the
company, will make a tour of Kootenay
for the purpose of turning all the business
throughout the district into the head
office'in this city. The work of building
the company's warehouse aud cold storage
will be commenced as soon as weather permits. The company has established a
branch of the Nelson house at Rossland.
[Sandon Payslreak, January 21st.]
The Washington has 15 men at work.
Six men are working at the Great Western aud are taking out a little ore.
L. C. Line has 20 head of mules on the
Wakefield trail working on an 800-ton
The Antoine has been closed down entirely and the gang all laid off. M. R. W.
Rath bourn made a trip to the property
The Whitewater is making shipments
again. The shipments for the week were
90 tons.   The Jackson sent, down 50 tons?
The recent strike made iu the Dardanelles continues to improve ancl the mine
is making shipments. Five cars have
been shipped this mouth.
A deal is pending for the Sunrise claim,
adjoining the Mascot, on the Lluth ledge.
The Ruth company is biiyi;;^ ihe property
from Mike Kerlin. The price is stated at
Tom Lester, foreman at the Rambler,
had his hand injui'ed last week and is in
Kaslo, laid up for repairs. Dick Shey is
acting as boss during his absence, and
keeps the trail hot iu regular Irish style.
Dave Black, who is interested iu the
Isis and Prince properties on the north
fork of Carpenter creek, has returned
from Dawson and is now in Nelson. He
intends to do some work ou his properties
It is rumored in Three Forks that major
Furlong has sold a four-fifths interest in
the Black Grouse claim on the north fork
of Carpenter creek for $20,000, retaining a
one-fifth interest. A wagon road is talked
of from Three Forks upas far as the Dolly
Nelson Real Estate
Business and
Residential Lots
FOR SALE in the original- Lownsito'on easj"
-   terms.'   Also "lots" for' siilc= in" Grand Forks
and Cascade City.,      -      -r   -"--    -_""-'.
Apply   -      ■    -. - ="      ;
-     -       ',-' Land "-Agent,
Corner Baker mid Ivootcnay Sl.rect-s,      Nelson, B.C..
General Broker
Real Estate and
Tiirce.-foorned houses to rent at §12.50 per riionth.
Fnfe^vppilied, ffouse, to gent'ufc ,$la;0Q p(ir month.
,    % " Qfflec;-: ".^bqrdeen Ijjpck-,, Baker Street, poison.,
Trunks and" valises delivered' to any part of
,tl i e^ci ty.  . - ■ '     :	
Of d'r
ng furniture ;v 'specialty
done  at   reasonable
imKWWllK. AND H<1TT!,Kns OK
1000 Bryan and Sow-all  . .  ~>c
1000 Monme 4c
1000   Little Carihoo    :io
2000 Toledo   . lie
500 .Standard 5c
1000 Maxwell 2c
3000 Utica, Ymir -lc
AL.EX    STEWART,    Mining    Broker.
Ollico:   .Turner & Hooekh block. Halter and
Wiml streets Nelson.
Kcnieinbcr you can get them from
Aberdeen Block, Nelson, B. C.
H. D. Ash croft
Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended  to
by a First-Class Wheelwright
Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing
and custom worl^ from outside points
SHOP:    Cor. Baker and Hall Sts. jlelson.
Company, Ltd.
A full assortment, always on hand.   Conic and sec us
and £ot our prices.
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co.
Second Hand PIANOS
Payments $4 per IV[on,th
Time card in effect January 3rd, 1S9!)
Daily except Sunday.    • Pacific standard time
Leave    6:30 a.m..
Road      North
up        bound
..S:30 p.m. Arrive
Arrive 10:30
—'.. Ainsworth 7:10 n Due
   Pilot Bay   fi::S0 n Duo
 Balfour ....0:00 n Duo
— Five-mile Point 5:10 it Due
 Nelson  4:30 n Leave
Connectscwith N. & Vt. S. liy. train for Spokane, leaving Five-mile Point at 10:05 a.m.
Steamers leave Kaslo city wharf at foot of Third street
Subject to change without notico.
After the Excitement...
Of the holiday season and the, elections
and preserve health
by wearing-
Chamois Vests and
fhesi and liing Pttteittrs
Ale and Porter
Prompt and regular
delivery to the trade.
Brewery at Nelson.
Coal  and
Wood  Dealer
Is something new, stylish,
and strictly up to date.
Every Hat is guaranteed.
Delivered to any purl; of the city.
Full measurement guaranteed.
Office at Corner Baker and Ward Streets.
No. 18 and 20, Baker Street,
Nelson,   B. C.
Ui   fli
The Nelson & Kort Sheppard Railway will sell tickets
at S'f.fio for the round trip from Nelson to Rossland on
January 21, 23, 2(i, and 2", good to return until January 29.
Trains leave Nelson station at !l:10a.m., and Mountain
Siding at 10:25 a.m. and arrive at Rossland at 3:10 p.m.
O. K. TACKABUKY. Agent, Ncl*oij,
Grocers and
Provision   Merchants
Family Orders a Specialty And Free Daily Delivery
Mail and Telephone Orders
Promptly Attended to
Baker Street West
Opposite New  Oddfellows'  Block
Nelson,  B.C.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Giant Powder
Canton Mil Steel
Jessop's Steel, Iron, Coal
Pipes, and Fittings
Giant, Caps and Fuse
Tools, Cutlery, Tin.
and Woodenware
Stoves, Ranges,
WOODEN    \\\   Iron,  SteeL. Sheet-
Iron, T-Rails
Paints, Oils, Glass
NELSON STORE AND OFFICE:   Corner Baker and Josephine Sts.    rt->
NELSON WAREHOUSE:   Corner Hall Street and City Wharf. '\
Will  be found  in  their  new  premises  on  Baker Street
wjth  a  complete stock  of '
Shelf and
and Shelf
You will find it io your arlvantiii^c to consult us
before placing your orders    L-
Tiijsmithing aqd Plumbing a Specialty
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
Dnpe m customer jal^ay^ ^i custpmer,
cdris%iimeiit cdT fe^rin^l g'Gofe^ eotisfst^
Mail Orders
Promptly Attended to
Bate Street, kelson,   B.C.
BOX   98
3PH:G)3SrE]   3
TT matters not to us, we are in a position to supply you
with the proper material, which will enable you to live
and save money. All ^e ask of you is one trial order, we
know after that you will *be listed with the many as one of
our customers. "We carry-the largest and best assorted stock
IVL DesBrisay it Oo,
P. Burns
Meat Merchants]
Wholesale Markets at jfclson, Rossland, Sandon and Greenwood.
Nelson,   Trail,  Ymir, Kaslo,  New Denver,  Sandon, Silverton, Cascade
City,  Grand Forks,   Midway, Greenwood and Sirdar.
Z&iffiSLm Head Office, Nelson, B.C.'


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