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Array KOOTENAY  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  '������������'������ ljui.y 9(-5  Ei'ovincial Libr.-u-v -  KOOTENAY  Has   a   Mineral. Output   of  Upwards   ot   One  I Million    Dollars    Every   Month  In   The Year  DAILY   EDITION:  FIRST YEAR-NO. ��� 35.  NELSON, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1899.  WEEKLY  EDITION:  SEVENTH YEAR-NO   10  #  THE MINES AND SMELTERS  The Exchequer to the Front.  A. H. Kelly, manager for the Exchequer  company, has secured assay returns upon  the four samples taken  from the bottom  of the shaft, when the same was down 10  feet.   The assays exceed the expectations  of the management, the average of the  four, from samples taken across the two-  foot paystreak, being $102.85.   The ledge  which the shaft is being sunk to develop  is,fully four feet wide, of which two feet  carries pay ore, and assays made from  the latter at every five feet have shown a |  gradual   increase   in   value.   The  assay  secured at five feet was $83.12, and for  each additional five feet up to So. the returns were $31.42, $140.14, $69.85, $118.23,  $73.60    and    $79.61.    The   first   sample  taken     from     the     shaft    at   40   feet  was    from     a     new    stringer    of    ore  about four inches  wide which had just  came into the ledge.   It returned  a value  of $5.20.   The second assay was from the  quartz,   which  comes  in    between   this  stringer   and    the   Franklinite,     which  makes up  the body  of  the  paystreak.  This gave a return  of. $22, of which $1.60  was silver and the rest gold.   The third  and fourth samples were from the Franklinite.   One gave a return of $139.60 gold  and   $7.96  silver; and   the other $228.40  gold and $8.25 silver.   These figures give  an average across the paystreak of $102.-  85.-   In  the sinking of the shaft upwards  of 40 tons of high grade ore have been  taken out. which  from  the  assays taken  at the different depths has an indicated  value of $87 to=the ton.   The  company  will start another shift of men to work  on Wednesday.   ______  Customs Valuation of Blackcock Ore.  The last shipment of ore from the Blackcock mine near Yruir to the Northport  smelter, was entered, at the outport of  Waneta as being valued at $1118. There  were 25 tons in tlie shipment, which fixes  the value of Blackcock ore at over $44 per  ton.    Can Treat $7.60 Ore.  The Dundee mill is now running smoothly and 40 tons of crude ore are being  treated daily. The management' of the  company asserts that it can probably  treat crude ore which does not exceed^  $7.50 to the ton. Should the correctness  of this be demonstrated there will be big  profits for the Dundee shareholders.  + _----_-_-���-_���----_-,  _ Will Smelt. Lead in-Two Wee-cu. . --  D. W. Moore,- ore purchaser for. the  Trail smelter, says that the lead furnace  of. the Trail smelter. will probably be  blown in in about two weeks. The experiment of the Trail smelter, in the matter of the treatment of the lead ores of  the Slocan, will be watched with interest  by those interested in local mining.  Should the venture, prove successful there  can be little doubt but that the Hall  Mines, Limited, .will at once enter extensively into the treatment of lead ores, and^  incidentally establish-Nelson as a custom  smelting point.  Another Slocan Shipper.  [Silverton Silvcrtoninn, February 11th.]  This week the Emily Edith mine sent  out its initial shipment for the year, consisting of two carloads.. The Emily  Edith mine is not properly speaking a  Shipping^nmie, but is"-what, "is termed a  concentrating" propositlo^^^Ther0    are__  "howeve^ ore, from six-  inches to ' %oui" feet in width, in the  immense ore body exposed in this mine,  any one oi' "which would by itself  constitute a valuable mine; but whose  value. jis  so  overshadowed   by  the  big  bodies of concentrating ore exposed, that  it is lost sight of by the casual observer.  Situated a. it is within one mile of  Silverton, the Emily Edith is destined  tp be a big %ctpr in the future of the  town. The'.principal work on the property consists of .two tunnels driven  directly orr the . ledge,- and nuruel'dus  crosscuts, a description of wliich has already been published in these columns,  there being at the present time over 1500  feet of underground development wOrk  accomplished. The ledge is shown to contain big ore bodies, in places being over  60 feet wide* all ore. Enough ore is now  on the dump to justify the erection of a  concentrator of at least 200 tons capacity  per day? and enough ore is blocked out in  the mine tp ensure its continuous running  for a long time. The Emily Edith, lies,  like most of our ; mines, in the Sandou  siate formation and the character of the  clean ore is a fine grained, wavy galena  with occasional blotches of copper sulphides^ She concentrating ore will run  about eight into one and the concentrates  will average from 200 to 250 ounces in  silver and 50 per dent lead per ton.  RH-ELBOT  J��� FRED   HUME.  Nelson, February 11th, 1899.  To the Electors of Nelson Riding:  You elected Mr. Hume a few months  ago to represent you for a term of four  years, and are you going to turn him  down at this bye-election because the  opposition tell you he has done nothing  to serve your interests? Are you going  to allow him to be judged and condemned  by the work of a few short weeks,  rather term it days, since the first meeting ot the house after that election?  The government has done for us  most handsomely in honoring us, throueh  our member, with a seat in the cabinet.  Do you know what a seat in the cabinet  mean, to us?   It means that our repre  sentative is on the inside, on the ground  floor as it were, there all the time to look  after and serve the interests that are  yours and mine in this our Kootenay.  It means that he is equal in power with  that man the opposition fear so much,  the Hon. Joe Martin, who is another member of the cabinet, and a member his  constituents feel proud of.  Voters, it means that you hold four kings  and there is a great big jackpot. Are you  going to be bluffed? Is Kootenay going  to be untrue to herself and take a bluff on  such a hand?   I think not.  The success jand straightforward way  with which Mr. Hume has conducted his  own business during the many years he  has been among you, his interests  are great among you and you  know him to be a man who loves  his Kootenay like a home. Can you  not then trust him for at least one full  term and then if he fails you, turn him  down.  The opposition appears to level its guns  against our attorney-general, their cry  "Joe Martin, Joe Martin," i3 it.not a notable thing that they have not word to hia  discredit. It is nearly eighteen years  ago since I first had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Martin and I have ever known him  a man whose private and public life has  been conducted with honor and high principle. Is it not a notable thing they have  nothing to say against him ? All they  tell you is that he was thrown over by his  party.  Mr. Martin's difference, with his partj*  was   because  hewould not   sacrifice to  party that which he considered  was his  country's good.   Mr.   Martin is a strong  man and a mau of courage, and that is why  his opponents fear him. For the same reason we who have British Columbia interests, Kootenay interests, and our own true  highest interests at heart, should support  the   government in which he is, and   iu  which Mr. Hume is equal with him.   British Columbia wants men of courage; upright and honorable business men today.  Do you not think  the opposition  better  leave Mr. Martin to Vancouver,  who e  member   he    is?     The    opposition    aie  talking   strongly   ou   the  alien  amendment to the placer mining act, but that  does not affect you as this is not a placer  country. The alien bill in British Columbia  is   to    the   Americans    just t what   the  "Canadians of Windsor were  to Detroit  until   the  Americans closed  their doors  and shut them out about a year ago. Canadians whose homes were' in   Windsor,  would, with lunch puis In hand, cross to  Detroit  and   work,   coming -home . each  night  and  Saturday  night', with  their  .wages���they shut -them out; the .Americans shut out Canadians. -In our placer  mines thealien outfits at home, comes to  our placers, sends home for his supplies,  and without capital or permanent works  gathers up the wealth ;of our land and  takes it home.vvhere he builds himself palaces���see Spokane.   In Dawson   City/ I-  have" been  told���and ray information is  correct���there was a time and, maybe is  still when a Canadian  was afraid  to acknowledge his   own  country.    Iu " these  Kootenays I have ?heard and you have  heard, every one of you,  insults to our'  country by the alien, remarks that we  know we would not dare to use in their  country of them.   Can it be possible that  there are Canadians among us and Britishers who say and think  we cannot- develop and look after and gather to ourselves the wonderful riches God has given  us, but say to the alien: Come,  you can  have all this wealth if only you will allow  us to gather the crumbs���we, the beggars  at the rich roan's table, in"pin: pwh^home,  too.   Better let us; stay"���;pppr ana-teach  .our=children=*==nobl_r^seuntiment=--and;  keep     our   Inheritance   for    them.     I  would   ask   you   again  to vote for  Mr.  Hume arid S strong, healthy government.  You  are being told   that  |hei present  government is drawing- the party lines  and that Conservatives must oppose it,  that Martin (Martin again you see through  only one honorable member) is a dyed-in-  the-wool Liberal and must make the-gov  erhment   Liberal.    There   are   stronger  Conservatives in   the  government than  he   is    a    Liberal.     Are     not    Cotton  and   Semlin    Couseryatives,    Cotton   a  Cabinet member equal with. Hume and  Martin.  If you do hot return Mr. Hume the  present government remains just the  same and where will we be? Just where  we deserve���in the cold.  G. W. McKay.  THE    DONALD   NOMINATION.  Nel-  Blectrlcal Power in Rossland Mines.  David B, Bogle, who arrived from Rossland last evening, says that the first complete electrical raining plant installed in  Kootenay is now in operation in the Iron  Mask mine at Rossland and is giving complete satisfaction. Messrs. ��� Gooderbaru  and Blackstock arrived in Rossland Saturday evening for the purpose of being  on hand when the electrical plant being  installed in the War Eagle is started up.  It is claimed for the War Eagle plant  that it is the largest of its kind iu the  world. The power of these plants as well  as for the Trail smelter and the reduction  works at Silicia is supplied by the Bon-  nington Falls Company.  The Party Is Not Taking Part.  Kaslo has a Conservative newspaper.  It is named the Prospector. It is edited  by just such another dyed-in-the wool  Tory as edits the Economist of Nelson.  But it is the authority for the following':  "Alexander Lucas, provincial organizer  for the Liberal-Conservative party of  British Columbia, returned to the city  Wednesday, after an absence of several  weeks spent in the coast cities of Victoria  and Vancouver. Mr. Lucas says that in  accordance with the. course outlined at  the Conservative convention, the party is  taking no part in the bye-elections.  The Action of the Returning Officer Was  ther Arbitrary Nor Unfair.   .  [Golden Km, February lOth.]  We regrut to notice that our esteemed  contemporary,   the    Revelstoke   HeraliK  publishes a statement regarding the horii^  inutions for Northeast Kootenay which is  absolutely unti ue and unjutt to the returning officer, Mr. Griffith.   That gentleman expected to reach Donald in time for  the nomination as stated in  the proclamation, and had No. 1 been on time he  would have been there.   Mr. Griffith had'  however,   taken the precaution  to ha'vje'  his clerk, Mr. Piowright, at Donald-the  night before, so that he might act in case  of accidents.   If anybody  wanted to be  nominated   in   opposition   to Mr. Weill,  there was ample time to do so during the.  ten days that elapsed between the procla^  mation and the hour of closing of nominaV  tion,   and   Mr.   Piowright  had absolute  authority to receive nominations at Dom  aid in the absence of Mr. Griffith but none  were tendered to him. That Mr. Griffith-  should have been put in nomination himself  without his consent was rather an extras  ordinary proceeding on  the part of Mrj  Pitts and  those who signed the nomina'r  tiou.   Mr. Griffith some days before denied  the report that he  was   about   to  resign and become a candidate and it was  an actof gross injustice to him that in the  face of his position as a government offi?  cer he should be prejudiced by an attempt  to force him into a position which he had  positively declined  to occupy.   The   atl-  tempt to piit Mr. Forrest up and claim  that he should be elected in the way prof  posed was nothing less than a deliberate  attempt to steal  the franchise of the peo--  ple.    The facts remain  that Mr.  Wells?  nomination  was the only one in order;  and  that it was the only one received  within the statutory time by the returning officer aud his deputy.   In declaring  Mr. Wells elected Mr. Griffith simply complied  with the law.���- He  made   a   hard  effort in the face of great difficulties to  reach -Donald   before   noon,  but  owing  to   the   traiu   being   late   and   having,  to    drive     from    Golden    to    Donald,  -part   -of    the     way    through . heavy-  snow,     it-   -was    impossible  -for    him  to carry{out his intention.   The Elections  Act makes full  provision for such acci-,"  dents and  we .regret that some of  ours  neighbors at Donald should have acted bo\  indiscreetly as they appear to have done.-;  It   was   generally-'understood  that ; Mr.;  Wells' would  be elected "by "acclamation'  and the objections that have beeu raised  are simply, so much dumb show "ou the  part of the opposition in a hopeless case.  We are ever ready to' defend a public  officer against injustice and' we say now  that Mr.  Griffiths did his utmost under  the- circumstances to be, at his post, aud  iu delating Mr/ Wells elected he simply  complied with the law and did his duty.  It is safe'to say that had he been at Donald -in time   there would   have been   no  other nomination proposed or put in. and  it is a mean trick to try to saddle on to a  public officer like Mr. Griffiths the infirmities of  a. disrupted,- opposition.     It   is  pretty safe to say that1 Mr. Forrest had  enough sense to regard his own nomination as merely a joke.   In any caself Mr.  Griffith   had   done  anything   wrong  or  irregular the   law   would   afford   ample  remedy and. all the objectors would have  to do would be   to   place $2000 in   the  supreme court and go ahead.  OHEERFUDtiTT   SUPPLIED.  THE   "ORDINARY"   SHAREHOLDER.  Hands  The  Economist  Editor   Wanted., Information  About River Bank Affairs at Revelstoke.  [Revelstoke Mnil���l<\>tj!-uai-y ilth.]  Thursday evening (6 o'clock) the Mail  received the following from the Economist, which is opposing Hon. J. Fred  Hume's re-election iu the Nelson riding of  West Kootenay:  N'kuson', FebruaryOlh, tS!)!l.  Kditor Mail. IlovelstoK.:   JI!til<iminofliat<'ly copy yollr  paiior containing S.inlin'H letter re reduced ivrifjos.  KCONOMfST.  The paper, containing the communication required so urgently was mailed  at Revelstoke at 8 p. m. but the time  was too short to give the Economist  particulars concerning it. Lest it  should make any mistake in dealing  with it publicly, it should know that  there has been no reduction in Wages  at Revelstoke by the Semlin government. On the contrary, men there are  now working a nine-hour day for .the  Same wages that the Turner government  paid for teii ; and .hough Hon. Mr. Semlin could not, having opened negotiations  with the Dominion to pay half the cost of  the work based by the engineer on the  scale hitherto in use, agree to increase tlie  rate 50 cents all round, representations  have since been made to him to increase  it 25 cents,  "Good wine needs no bush;" but if the  Economist's cause needs the assistance of  such facts as these it is welcome, to be  sure,   provided   it  gives   the   Mail   due  credit.    A Hot Shot.  [Toronto Telegram, February 7th.]  Even if Hon. Joseph Martin did take all  his earthly possessions to British Columbia in a carpet bag, he has the satisfaction of knowing that a carpet bag will  now provide ample accommodation for  all the political belongings of his enemies.  He Is Alone Blameable.  Had J. Fred Hume acted as he should  have, all the officials at the court house  at Nelson would today be not only efficient officials, but supporters of the Semlin government. He is alone blameable  that they are, not.   ,  Public  Companies Often  Suiter at the  of Foolish Shareholders,  [The Bi-itMi Columbia Koviow, .January 28th.]  Of.a  truth, directors of public companies, have at times  much to suffer at the  hands of ignorant and foolish .shareholders.   Among investors there is a class of  freaks���or, rather, prodigies���who, ou the  first intimation that  the board contemplate making   any departure from   the  well-worn  track of Ordinary procedure,  ; at once seize pen and paper and write to  some financial journal, vehemently protesting   against    the   cunning   robbery  which tiiey always discern even in the  most transparently harmless innovation  or most shrewd and remunerative policy  1 their directors may have proposed.   Such  : people seem to regard the members of the  1 board as their natural enemies, who are  ���ever plotting to   defraud   them   of  the  fruits of their  holding���usually a  very  Ismail one.   It is a mystery that these in-  ivestors should thus daily risk their peace  !of mind,   when by being content with an  iassured  but microscopic   dividend they  .could sleep peacefully on consols.  It is common knowledge that a very  ���large number of companies are conceived  In fraud  and  mismanaged into liquidation, and the unfortunate shareholder in  such a concern does wisely in calling attention to the iniquity of the directors in  ithecolumns of financial journals of repute.  :   But, again, there are a large number of  joint stock enterprises, founded on sound  jlin.es, whose fortunes.are directed by men  iof mature experience and unquestionable  integrity;. and such companies, when a  Sufficient interval has elapsed to test the  capacity of the board, and their ability is  provedby the payment of dividends, deserve some consideration, even from the  most headstrong and foolish shareholder.  There should be a soupcon of esprit de  corps among the shareholders of a suc-  cesb-ful and well-managed company, and1  if one of the ''prodigies" to  whom  we  have referred should feel constraiiied'tp;  rush into print let him  be temperate in.  his language, and,being entirely ignorant'  ���as he almost invariably is���of the merits"  of the point at. issue', in seemly wordsin-if  vite discussiou and enlightenment,  ,'$Sv$��  A letter "appeared on Thursday inscl_&��  col urns of the Financial News," over; the*  signature of "Jay Bee," which is ajgood;  illustration of-the mischievous and sensed*  less communications  which-this type^pfc  investor delights to indite.   The writeKjsV'  a shareholder in the L. and B. G.-.Gotd^  fields.  .He has received this year afgash*  dividend   of 20 per "cent and   a fuifthfrS  bonus ofshares in the Ymir mine, aectSrd-"��  ing"to his.holding.   Since the meeting^pfj  his company, which was held in D��ce��mV"J  ber, the shares have risen to nearl$!��2Sf  but now stand at.��l��; and this price'is��rU  garded oh the stock exchange -as below;  the intrinsic value of these shares, bu'tviti  is felt'that the existence of the deterged^  shares, which take  one-half  of  alPtlie-  profit, after 20 per cent had been paid./tin]  the    ordinary  shares,   keeps  dowri^,Jhe'  price.   The directors   therefore J,ealle.d'Va1  meeting recently, when  the questipft-pf  converting the [deferred shares into "ordinary was discussed.   The general opinioii  of the market prior to the  meeting;\yas  that the change would be in the ratio  of  20 to 1, as the holders of deferred shared  recognized that they stood to make very  large profits, and at the same time those  of tlieOrcliuary Shareholders, who hadin*  J^iUgelntlyksc^  cPmpany, felt that ib would be well to  get rid of these profit-sharers even at this  price.  The result of the meeting appears to  have been more satisfactory than had  been anticipated, as a suggested ratio of  16 to 1 proved acceptable. At this point,  when one would naturally expect that  those holders of ordinary shares who  were not present at the meeting would  recognize the benefit that had been secured to tliero, an indignant letter appears in a financial daily QPtjiplaihing  that th�� deferred shares could have been  bought at ��10 to ��12 two months ago, and  making the most unfair reflections on the  board Pf directors. By the way, the  statement made by "Jay Bee" that the  market could have been cleared of ordinary shares at even, say ��12 is very problematical. Those who have been Carefully  following British Columbia mining affairs  and are able to attach the proper value to  the reports of such mining engineers as  J. D. Kendall and others which have  been made on the chief properties owned  or controlled by the company, would not  have been likely to sell their deferred  shares even six months ago at that price.  Let us see what a holder of 100 deferred  shares stands to make. The Whitewater  will probably pay 50 per cent, in dividends. The Ymir has sufficient ore  blocked out to pay, say, ��10,000 by the  end of this year. The interest held iu the  Ruth and the Yukon Goldfields will possibly return ��20,000 to the parent company, which has also other assets of  value. As a three-quarters interest in  the Ymir is still owned by the London  and B. C. Goldfields, and the sale of the  remaining interest has shown a good  profit, we anticipate that the company  may be in a position to distribute ��S0,000V  profit derived from all sources, by the  end of 1899. Of this sum ��10,000 goes first  to the ordinary shareholders, and of the  remainder ��32,000 will be divided among  the holders of the 2500 deferred shares.  Therefore the fortunate owner of 100  shares receives ��.1208. This equals, the  dividend; receivnd by a holder of 2510 ordinary shares. It therefore would seem  that the anticipated ratio of 20 to 1 was  by no means au unlikely demand to be  anticipated from the deferred sharehold  ers. That thny should have been willing  to accept less proves to our mind that  theymust^be among the largest holders  ot the ordinary shares, aud the board deserves praise for having inade so good a  bargain.  Hands Off British Columbia.  [Toronto Mail and Empire, February 7th.]  In a dispatch from  Washington, published yesterday, the statement  is made  that the Canadian  members of the Joint  High Commission have promised that the  law recently   enacted by the British Columbia legislature, excluding aliens from  the-placer mines of that  province, shall  be disallowed.   Of course  the  Canadian  commissioners, being virtually the Canadian government, are quite competent to  carry out such a pledge if the law is ultra  vires. : '..';-"��� ,,:  But British Columbia is by no means  likely to admit that it is ultra vires, or to  bow  to an  injunction   of the Dominion  .government in restraining, the operation,  of the law.   The Alien  Miners'   Act was  carried by all but the unanimous vote of  the legislature, was promptly sighed by  the lieutenant-governor  and. would   be-  defended, the  attorney-general declares  against attempts on the part of the Do-  ''minipn:     government     to      nulify    it.  The     premier     would,     therefore,     be  'certain   - to       meet        with       opposition   in the implementing of his alleged  promise to the Ammerican commissioners.   Interference on the part of Ottawa  iwas    anticipated.    By    appending    his  signature to the measure as soon as it  ���was clear of the legislature.   Lieutenant-  governor   Mclnnes  evidently  aimed  to  forestall orders from the federal capital  instructing  him   to 'reserve-, his  assent.  The first.point to  be scored was  the getting of the law safe and sure on the provincial statute   book.    Now   that   it ,is  secure attorney-geue'ral Joe Martin says  he  meaus to make such a- popular fight  for the law as was  made in Manitoba on  the question of disallowing the provincial  legislation in favor of railway construe-  /tion: to. the souths   It is not improbable;,  that'the^disallowa^  >theJ;.eou.rii^^  .^hto"'?feItvag"gVi^  ari"d/that"f he ��^  _Micial^cp��i^"mittee;of the|p"riv^:c6iincil;������'  :bu��ith"er^;is aS  jthe-prqy.ince :"asrfto|JiQW. that- *tr;ibunal?  :w/duld'C"*|iecide,:^  ��tha^t ^_tSfi?t-_fe sSl ahds^andSnlineralsrare,  *mb\y^ith'feBritis^  iplacedsentirelyft*under*���the jurisdiction  or��"!;theI";prnoviuee, flaws..^deumng^, con-���  i:ditio^.s^un0er^whicna^hese!'.4anq_e,��haln'  ib"e"^h;lla",lali1.d)"{o;p^eraied  cqm p^tene'e" ofj"^  Btft^|lfgu^  i^s'ou^tb^kp^^  'rwafriing^-n'angua'gfc  - jvpuld^nqt'^amel y^^uhmiit^tp^hayip^iitiijs.  'frichesti smin-rarf lahds^^overiHih^fand" ex-^  jhausteabys-warmsVot ^plundering aliens:  Itteehng^ was awrpu^ht.'"P fQ/auiigh .pitch  "Mn��Mani-ob;aljS'n*&  ninterierence>vi���ththe qpurseot itferailwalj  h\yes Should.- im  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS BV WIRE  The Nominations in New Brunswick.  St. John, F.b. I'].��� The nominatiohs for  the provincial elections were held on Saturday.   The opposition failed to put forward any candidates   in Gloucester and  only one in Northumberland, thus giving  premier Emmerson four to the good at the  start.   The Conservatives (opposition) are  irunuingthe contest au Dominion party  lines.   Emersou is a Conservative and the  IHon. John Costigan is giving his govern-  Iment his support and three'of the four  irunning  on   the   government  ticket  in  [Northumberland are Conservatives.   Al-  itogether it is a- rather mixed up election  ;and will be very warm and exciting., The  following   candidates  have    been������ nom-V  ;inated:-:  Albert (2)���Emmerson and Osman; gov-  ,'ernment; Peck and Trites, opposition.  |    Charleton (3)���-Smith; McCain aud Car-  ;vel, government; Dibblee, Fleming and  'Hay, opposition.  ;   Charlotte (4.)���Hill, Todd, RusselrJames  ^O'Brien,  gbvernment; Clarke, Trimmer,  ;Chipman and-Hartt, opposition. '    v     "    ;  ;   Gloucester    (3)���Veniot,    Poirier    and  Burns, government. , /   :  Kent    (3)J-Barnes,    TJ.    Johnson    and  Leger, gbverument; Buckerfield, Br John-'  son iind Gogiien, opposition.     .     c  j   Kings (3)���White, Pugsley and Scovil,  governmeut; Fowler, Morrison and Cauip-  jbell, opposition. ;v .:  -;. Madawaska (2)���Bertrand and Martiuj ;  ���government; Laforest and Gagnon,   op- ���  'pbsitibn.;\.>.'-r.' '--:\:' :/��� ,:������(",:���:'::('x: :  ;   Northumberland (4)���^Tweedie, Burchill,  John    O'Brien   and  Fish,   government;  ;  Morrissy, opposition. ' ;    >;  ;;. Queens (2)���Farris-and  Carpenter,-gov-'v  ernment;-Woods and Hetherington; oppo- -  :Sltion.. .;'.,-'.i..--. .;  ���:;'i,,.;-:-V^;:..,S ,"���;... ������,;��������� -'\.-^(':y;'^-^:\^y%:y  1 Restigouche (2)���Mottaiid Labilois, gov- i  ernmeut;  Culligan and  Barbaric,ioppb-V'  "sition.;".'yr<:' }y���"-v/'^:;'..'--::;;'-f (:(y/'-y:br.^{(yy^Al&i^i  :  St John City:(2)-^-Robertson,McKe6wn;;fe  Purdy and Reynolds, government; Stocky ?  ton, Alward, Sha w; and; Lockhart,-, oppo-:;<��,  _ition:'v:-'--:':::^-';;'..;:.:--:,v:i;::';''. /y:(. :::^:'y��^i'(J^)ur^yz::S':0  jj^gt^'Jbhhieounty(2)^punriiaiid MeLeodv^i  : govern iii eh t";::Dean& .auct ��� Carson, bpposi- - -  ^t\0n,*p.^y^.Mfsfr-.r^41^^--^,::::-. ..���..--;/.;,���..���.?...-.-.;.���������-;��� --;.-^.:x^  �����i;s.Sunbury��[2|^Harrisoh";;aud'5  'gov drum en t; ^Ha|;etr>ea,nd ^Glasier/; oppo^ ;  ..IL.lUIJ.UWd-^   .tfySv.m ,���|JSlSt-   ���;;;���*�����"�����'-}<��������������.. *"". ���... :���%.��. ^y.v>.;.". ���  irYictoi;ia(2)^neyeridge aridPorteiv'gov- - ?   .. ,_rn ^���n ^--ad/���Car$0r,,vppppr^,;  s^Tw0eedal  '$i'ppiept-,*  -^itlOn.->'jti��-fcify.*;\w��'J$--:1/;.*��^ ���.w^i:'rT'M'V'^''i  ��� -S^W^t.Wr^la"r^.^ (fe^elfe :^iehard?  Robinson ;aud&Odoppjigo.verntnent:,"Stim-;  ���hep;;;:Kelah���Kpn^Hum^  ppjjositipn.v," I. k;x���#  J'Tfhe..Market. StatfbnaryK" J  =wasj  fio*.  dS^elbpnents-jffluclij  a^ine^woulasBritish-.Cjalumbn^  "dv'erhpp xi isblI) o vy"Si|^e'ot;"^h^J|;life"n��Mi%^'��  ��j&P\ -" ,Sli_hCna";/uten��o'f?�����]th"e.n p'pA^ej's^df.^'the.  cpii.sti1;u"tic-n; assiimijjg..Xt^p^ki,,qreV.wptiJd'  bp \ef"y p*p��p^es|iye. First,,.left defenseless by"-l.h_VDon.rihip^ri gbvernuieut;, and  next, stripped by "thart gpv6rnmenat Of1  snchldefeifses as, it Had deVi^eHd for itself,-  the jprbyihee would undouptedly fbej  =aggjtHeynedp^ft-woul^pb.iect-tpnbeing=herd'  by Ottawawhile the adyerlturers of the  United States despoiled it. In agreeing  to disallovv the act) sir Wilfred Laurier  has entered upon a serious undertaking.  Aud what ppssible motive can lie  have fpr engaging to exercise such extreme power? Why, indeed, should he  admit that British Columbia has overstepped the litiiits Of self-government ?  Negpbiating a.?'a patriotic Canadian, who  jilaces the interests Pf his Owtl country  before those of the Suited States, we  should suppose he would, welcQiye the action of British Columbia as a help to hini  in his efforts to get adyaiftage for Canada. It adds' something to the slender  list of things that Canada has left to  g'fve. Wo do not understand why, in*  stead of promising tp whip British Columbia into line, he does -not insist that  the province is, exercising its constitutional right, and take the opportunity it  affbtfds him to drive a better bargain for  his country.  , If he took; the latter course his answer  to the American objectors to the Alien  Miners Act would be that Ins efforts to  secure a repeal or suspension of the Act  by negotiatiPn were at their service, lie  would eite their own objections as a  proof that the right to operate in-'the  placer goldfields of British Columbia was  evidently highly valued by them, and  would invite them to oiler a substantial  equivalent for the continued enjoyment  of that right. If tlieir offer seemed to  him a fair- one, he could undertake to recommend its acceptance  to the British Columbia government.  Surely that would be a more businesslike and more patriotic way of proceeding to remove the Alien Miners'Act, as  an obstacle to reciprocity, than to promise to crush the law out of existence, and  then see how the United States would  show its gratitude.  ���  No Truth in the Rumor.  Victoria, Feb. 13���3:23 p.m.���There is  absolutely no truth in the rumor that  minister of finance Cotton has resigned.  He says he will not discuss such nonsense.  There is evidently some very industrious  campaign liars at work both at Nelson and  at the capital.  fp"r icf^f p rl ea^i f pr::_n i tfefe  ;,Tlupjtediat.$l?20jats~fehgnclpje^^^  I :T-1$-y ���>Arei,yrild1pa^ ���"?  'r; "^^0ifi^f^'-^^^i^^J^^^'  ;f ^onv "the ;Atlin ^��,^e^e;oim!fer,yi^taie^  specula"torg;' pilp4ipa}ly"*A��inerican  .staked "out;a4ai;ge.ro  in. the Atlip d'iVtrlctr.biit^hg.^e.no^recprclf"'  6d them.   Wlieh a, ne"w.eonirier.=aVilve^s|lie;is.. *  accosted and offered "one pf ;threeistaked "���  =Qiit"Glftim i'fb'r^oO-Qv^sor^^^c'dX^^h^^  Claims are valueless" npfil "recorded;   "This  gentleman  will   endeavor  to   have   tjie  JPIaeer Mihes Acfc a_nena^di so that all" locators will be obliged tp place their names  and the number of their miner's lieeusePn  the stakes.  ^ "  Had a Perilous Ride.  Chicago; Feb: 13.���Sixteen Skaters liy^  ing in the suburban lowers of Rpggr*,- Park  and Lake Forest were carried OutiJ.iito.  fake Michigan on an ice floe" on Sunday,"  Tile were rescued by the life saviiig'erew, ��  who then sjierlt the -entire night searcli^  ing for tlie missing six,, but tip to a late  hpiu* this morning with no success.  . LatCi'.-^-l''ive of the six pei'Sons, supposed tp have been lost Oh au iCe floe were  found at nopn today. One, Arthur Sled-  ger of Jlogers Park, is still rnissing.  Their Relations Are Very Close.  In the municipal' contest that ended by  placing maybr Neelands in Pffice, the man  that   is   now   city   solicitor   was  H.   G.  Neelands1 personal representative on and  oil tlie platform.   Then is it not likely  that the relations that were so close before they obtained office are  much closer  now that they have obtained office?, It  is a well known fact that W. A. Galliher,  as a private individual, was opposed to  the city's taking over the electric light  plant,  and  now  that he is in an official  position to advise the mayor, he has decided to render an opinion���for what it is  worth���that it would not be advisable for  tho present city council  to pay for the  plant that the city has had the use of for  seven  months and over, simply because  the transfer was  not made as he would  have had it made.   The old city council  did business for nearly two years without the aid of the great natural abilities  of the present city solicitor, and it is safe  to say, had they remained in office, they  would have struggled along for a long  While before he would have been called  pn for his opinion about anything���-other  than   paying   his   trader's license.    The  i mayor and the city solicitor will fall together���and the city of Nelson will not be  much the loser.   . THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON B.C.   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1899.  i��  li-sIT  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK DAILY TRIBUNK is published every afternoon  (excopt Sunday), and will be delivered by carrier in  any town in ICootonay for twenty-live cents a week;  or will bo mailed to subscribers for live dollars a year.  THE .WEEKLY TIUUUXE is published every Wednesday and Saturday, and will be mailed to subscribers  for two dollars a year.  REGULAR ADVERTISEMENTS printed in both the  daily and weekly editions for $3 per inch per month.  Twelve lines solid nonpariel lo be counted as one inch.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 20 cents a  lino for each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on tho first of  evory month; subscriptions payable in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  AH. HOLDICH���Analytical Chemist and Assaycr.  ���     Victoria street, Nelson.  JC. GWILLIM, B.A.Sc. & \V. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  ���     ���Mining   Engineers   and   Analytical  Chemists,  Slocan City, B. C.   LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. V. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS  OK PYTHIAS���Nelson   Lodge,   No,  25,  Kniirhts of Pythias, meets in Castle hall  ively $290, $310 and $320 for attending  three meetings, with travelling expenses  amounting to $171.35. They were, therefore-, well paid for the work they did, and  without wishing to detract in any way  "r.rn wlia*. ever good they may have accomplished, there is no obligation on  either side.      AN   EXPERT   LIAR.  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall, Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuesday evening at 8' o'clock.   All  visiting ICnights are cordially invited to attend.  R. G. Joy, C. C. Gkorge Ross, K. of R. & S.  MONDAY FEBRUARY 31,   1899  Had it not been that Nelson has two or  three ambitious men, the electors of Nelson riding would, not have been required  to   go   to   the   trouble of  reaffirming a  decision they made in July   last.   That  decision was made after a patient hearing of all the evidence both sides could  bring out.   The decision  was against the  Turner government and their candidate,  and  in favor of the opposition and their  candidate.   Since the decision was given  the opposition, under the lead of Charles  A. Senilin, has formed a government, and  the    candidate    of    the   opposition   in  Nelson   riding  is...one  of  the   members  of that  government.   That government  has      been      in    office      six     months.  Their administration of the affairs of the  province has  been on good  lines;  they  have not been charged with squandering  the revenue they have collected ;   they  have not attempted to vote away valuable assets of the  province to railway or  other  corporations;     they   have  taken  steps to carry out the promises they made  to the electors, whose votes placed- them  in power.    Then, in  all  fairness, should  ^hey^riotv be; given affair jtrjal ? ;Is six  *J mo^Qn^ffif^sg j^.|j^.|Wiji^hen  ^e)s$s^..^  ^the���:"al_-bit^^  thihkffiots!  LANirsehjds'piie :df��"h'eiwablesGpol 't-l  .".ticians,,E)av.rdSB?.,.Bogle,"- up��� to -BelpWrest\  $��� irom&Nelsoii/ the.^ad vantage; shejnow *en%^  .?3oys��by&*hav.ing.'"Ju.rl?red.;H.ume.*in *the. ��.__��$  Vuin ministrjf. iT.n^[peppje*9t7-^el.spn-purely;  ; D:"knpjw;ifow^P'prpte"c  ,'�� way.(is toHOte solj^,tqr^Jj:Pi^dl:I|u:_Qe^*^  %^^^p^$e$^ers6^1hbM\^M&K^  V-Weif&of.:.^  v Rossland sOnnteijfe.i:enceo:.inv.tha" ^present  ^cojajfcejy;.:^  VI'^JPte'd "Htiiues.,-.,A> -vote ��� fpr.,,candidate  \J;ajmvy^l^^^^^^  '^^^^M^i^imii}4]$^i^hf^  ���?t$h4  ^'ylinm'e^libXpf -Ifa, <l<rf.e:;t;UH'I, Jl!liu ^%��tWs  ^pf|Ne}spfl-hc-iild also De of o.ne mlnd^if"  ^pnly^ff'or.one ���w,c?&'v,u}>. Th'ey _li?riild sW to.'  ;4t"that 3".:Fred Ilniti'ejs letii'i^ired, by��� au  ���'Jim" Wardner Admits That He Has   a Wonderfully Good Memory.  [N'cw York World, February 3rd.]  The man whom Mark Twain must have  had in mind when he created the character of colonel Mulberry Seller, is in town,  lie is James IP. Wardner. familiarly  known as "Jim" Wardner. Towns have  been named after him in Idaho and British Columbia.      ,     ���  =  He is now heavily interested in the Om-  ilak mines on Fish river, about 40 miles  from Golovin bay, and 75 miles from St.  Michaels, Alaska.  Mr. Wardner frankly admits he has  done a great' deal of romancing in all  parts of the world. Men unacquainted  with him have regarded colonel Sellers as  the -foremost American romancer, but  those who have been fortunate enough to  brush against Wardner's brilliant imagination know that Sellers was quite ordinary in his line.  But it is riot only as a romancer that  Wardner has gained notoriety. He has  exploited more schemes than any other  man. He has made and lost fortunes, and  is again on the high road to wealth.  He exploited the famous Bunker Hill  and Sullivan deal in the Cceur d'Alene  district of Idaho. He established towns  on both sides of the International boundary line in the far west, and with the.  towns came banks, insurance, lumber and  mining companies, in all of which Wardner was president or vice-president. He  often went to a new place with a shoestring and came back with a bank roll.  Once he went to South Africa and tried  to control the lumber markets of that  country with Puget Sound timber.  Out iu Kaslo, British Columbia, Wardner supported a church, paying the pas-  tors'rf salary and other expenses. Soon  thereafter Wardner lost all his money in  a mine in Washington. He communicated  the fact to the clergyman and advised  him to resign'his charge and accept a  place as chaplain in a western penitentiary. This the minister did not want to  do, but Wardner insisted, and some  months later sent to the members Of the  congregation a letter over the pastor's  signature reading as follows:   -;  "Brothers and Sisters:7  I write to say  goodbye.   I don't believe God loves this  church because none of you ever die.   I  $on���Cntnhink'^  never." marryf^  ���Jtoy��loye?.uig, .becanse*ypu:ii^o/.no.trpay|me.;.  TO THE  ELECTORS  OF THE NELSON RIDINC OF WEST K00TEN/\Y.  Gentlemen: Having been compelled to resign my seat  in the legislative assembly, owing to an infraction of the  "Constitution Act," I again have tho honor of ollcring  myself as a candidate lo represent you iu the legislative  assembly.  It will be my aim to further, as far as in me lies, the  best interests of tho Nelson riding and the provinco generally.  1 very much appreciate the valuable services of those  who labored so actively aud successfully In tho July campaign and would ask a continuance of- that support, bong now in a position where 1 can render good service to  Kootenay.  My time being so fully occupied, it will be impossible  to see all the electors before election day, but will visit  as many places in the district as possible.  I have the hono'r to be, gontlemen, yours, etc.  J. FRED HUME.  Nelson, February 1st, 18S9.   . ~    _   ���  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine lager Beer  Ale and Porter  k i  .��>.  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho irade.  Brewery at Nelson.  Gostello's Express  Trunks and valises delivered to any part of  the city.  All kinds of draying done  at  reasonable  rates.    Moving furniture a specialty.  Stand afc corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  We have just received a full line of  Gent's Hats in all the new shapes.  The latest thing in light fawn with  brown edge and band, fedora shape  and also in black. The Stetson hat  in the above shapes and colors of  Derby hats.  Brown fedoras all new  ��  >  ��  ]o7p||e(qu^  h|ir.livB^;Tlfey JViJ.Ufij.Jf._tji- ^a^lff-ed^  "- p^eiWheIuxi:n)< 'majority. 1 f cautl id ate  ffarvvell i�� fee aceepiabie to the people of  4toss;lahd, M-hy do they not fake h'lMi-up  an^: run hi in for office? They can llaVe  hull,and vvelcnme..  T'fjs now well kno\yn that a majority.  Of "the city eoiMHiil liave forilieil a cojubi-  natipirto bring about a ieyult that \yill  involve thecfty in Utiffatioti that \yiU be  expehsive.. J3tit"the nlajority of thepeo-  "'"pIe��'o_>NLel_on��waute<. jrtnhs-facefl nieh to.  attend to their business affair., and they  gOfe them.        ������  THE people of Kaslo and the people of  the Slocan have kept their hands off hi  the present election in  this riding.   I^ot  so   with the people   Of  llossland.     The  peOple of Rossland hope to gain an advantage for their town  by defeating J.  Fred Hume,   and  their newspapers and  politicians are all working for candidate  Farwell.   The people of Nelson  may, at  times,   squabble among themselves; but  there should be no squabbling  when  the  enemy is in sight.   The enemy is not only  in sight,  but is  Within  the earthworks*  Throw the enemy out tomorrow by voting for J. Fred   Hume.   By voting for J.  Fred  Hume yon  are  voting for Nelson.  By voting for A. S. Farwell  you  are voting to aid tiie enemies of Nel. on.  Were Well Paid.  The medical   men   who   composed the  provincial board  of health, that  will be  legislated out of existenc., have no grievance.   They  did   not give their time and  services for nothing by any  means.   The  board met three times in the year, ending  June 30,  1898, the  meetings covering, all  told, a total of 10 days.   The  chairman  received $1000 a year, the  secretary $1200  a year,  with,  in addition, special  allow-  naces when   away  from   Victoria,-these  amounting for the year to $362.   The re-  maining three member- received respect-  inySalaryH* ^our.ldOnations|;are*:ni*ouldy.  ruiUand;;wormyKapples,Jandw;By 'thenv  ��fHntS|e;:shaHjknQ^thne^_^  ;" .Vis5'Bro th"ers,^atn;gom  '^Ehave'ibeeh- cal led*to -. be :a 'chaplain^bfc'al  penitentiary.. ikWJier^el'goiye cannotnOiVVi  .cpm"e;;;s��I*go^oi prepareV^^  fand maytthe.,l_ord��� have.iimer.cy\om. your.  v_oul8("'"'"^��"Wr" %;" -*��i" *.b^*?:��v:��. :iy^<w f*r^w.��  :]^Qn^snt0iw/that��afctrac*tediwu6rJd-wide^  tention��tot.Wardner:iwasD*;his>rpman:ce',Cot  'th^'establ ish ihen t n^  P6:g.et^so\in^(^.The^eM  panyfw^a. making^lpts;^  blacic".caCts.;lo};becu^e��tne^'i^  uals took the story seriously, and one San  Francisco paper sent reporter and artists  ^tostBe^scenebBXhe allegedjisla^id to"writej8  oathe.stpry.an.dfillustraotejit;- ���^ . ������ d   n        *;��.��.  'k��f.^ard neur^"/btfce*lnQ�� t��(a"-tor.una at"a- gam e \  '}r6&^eyenrb:htip.J7H^��=w  ���" mine"*���Si.^JS "elsoiiiv'iBriti^h'sGoltriau^iS^itK^n^  CtMe^prppei' ty^pf^Di��ck'"f|Jkihr-:Sb;"t6p;ndid:.  " Johh����).rtpveu'port,s   .The}pri(;e ��agreed"upOn"  i���\fca-^f$0j0q^  .eitlier5' mrin" ��^udl neijt li_1'   W.iirdner�� nor  ' ��ayeiiport" wan ted ;a join t pirr.chase.   "Tlie:  ��gadme.of��;c;i>;ds*\ya"S proposed to clefeniiirfe  vvlio" slip q J"d; s'ec ufe" ;t li'e1" bP pope r ty ?    Wa r*d-  "n"er   lost'aii'd "Ha.veupprt got  tlie  "n/ibef  Whi;cHhas s'iuce proved one of the richest  "P^opert;ie.s���  Wardner. is stopping at the Marlborough, -where he was seen by a reporter of  the World:  " I have done a great deal of romancing,  but I tell tlie truth souietiiiie.'-'," he said.  "A man to bea successful romancer1' must  have a good menidry, a lively imagination;  and the ability' to lie out of ahy difficulty  in wliich he may be jilaced by lying.  That 1 have succeeded in doing thus faK"  Patronize Home Industry  SMOI^E UNION MADE CIGARS  W. A. COSTELLO, PROPRIETOR  ��� us Mrieetsi'aa 1 f. train s % and' 'boats,  eia^^  ��ffe*r?Qf|;Da&0an^^i.;-\wDffi^^  "Gsirs.*^eciIonrfstfeetr^  #Eriburife^^  :ill^lSSiiiSlife:  ^Having piirchasottfth^expro.ss.nna.-.drayi.ng-  i. ".busiricss'.df." .I.">W?",.Gowdn,*we .arb���s���prepftfea  ",."to^flo aH��ki��n~s.btiWprk.'iiCthls'linfe, and'so-  'Jicitthopatrbhage of. the. people of Nelso...  ". J Of flers, jlef t'=" atjD.-sMcArthurS'S:" oQo's��� Istore;"  .-"." horthjvestvc6fner0 "Baker,and, i\Vard.s.streets,  ^ ^vil^^eceiT.fprorapt attchtidii. �� -Teleplioiic -85'.  :(iglVr1ir����*v5ir % <k>.  ,-p��  .��W��.#-ji�� "."." �����w>" "!u��"��,��  il.."��"��f "���"  ,",,"..    "  ��' .*,.*-=.*i. .Ti."'"   f   ���       ...   " ���m.Ws-^ ����.����� ��" i. wlSH* >toVfifl    - ";i-_."w-��b "i?<f !|i  ��� "v�������% ��"7"-i W:  JGlENBt &L JB A MSXEBB^  AG-ESTS FOR    '  The Imperial Oil Co.   Standard Oil Co.  Washiiigtpn Brick an,d Liqe Co.  The H. W. W[cNiell Co., Ltd., Canadian An,ih,ra-  cite Coal (Hard)  ii  OUK SRECIALTY  1"9  MANUFAOTUUICD BY THE  Kootenay Cigar  Manufacturing Co.  WHEN YOU REQUIRE  POKER CHIPS  CIGARS  PLAYING CARDS  Remember you can get them from  S. J. MIGHT0N  Aberdeen I3Iock, Kelson, B. C.  PIANOS  Steinway and Nordheimer lead  the world. Art & Music Co.,  agents, Baker street, Nelson.  Dealers In,  STOVE WOOD  0.  F. ETTER  Coal and  Wood  BEST DRY WOOD  Delivered to any part of the city.  Kull measurement guaranteed.  Cablrtet,  %M& Seven  Walnut and  which is not surpassed  in the market.  ^aMftft^ Jfcfor Cabiifi^  Mfera;ry GSMnet  ��Mp~fM^aia^7rDfp^SF  is flnished in  Oak has Rotary Shuttle  and Ball Bearing,  THE DOMESTIC, WHITE MB ZIMIf H  7-Drawer furnished in Quartered Oak and Walnut.  Ofllee at Corner Baker and Ward Streets.  MORTGAGE SALE.  Under and by virtue of tho powers of sale contained in  a certain mortgage,, which will be produced at the time  of sale, there Will bo ottered by public auction by Charles  A. Waterman & Co., auctioneers, at their oflicd. West  Baker street. Nelson, B. C, on Tuesday, 21st day of February, A. D. 189a, at the hour of 2 o'clock in tho afternoon,  the following property, viz:  That certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying and being in the town of Slocan City, and being described as lot number three (a) in block twenty-  four (-t) as shown on a map or plan of sub-division of  lot 292, group 1, West Kootenay di-strict, deposited in tke  land registry olllce at Victoria as plan 49(1 as amended.  On tho property is erected a two-story frame building.  Terms of sale: Ten por cent (10%) of the purchase  money to be paid to the vendors or their agents at the  time of sale, and the balance, without intorost. to be paid  -within thirl y (30) days thereafter. .      .  Further terms and conditions of sale will be made  known on (lay of sale or on application to Macdoncll,  McMastcr & Geory, 51Yonarc street, Toronto, solicitors  for the vendors, or to  CHARLES A. WATEUMAN & CO.,  Auctioneew, Nelson, B. C.  Horse Impounded.  Taken up on Baker street, ono cream colored horse,  about 8 years old, now impounded at city pound. Owner  can hkve same by paying expenses.  WILLIAM GORTON, Pouudkeeper.  Dated at Nelson, y.bruary 7tl��, 18��.  If you are thinking" about buying a niaehine call and see them and be  convinced that I mean what I say.  There is no necessity for sending' out of Nelson when you can see what  you are buying and get it for the same money.  The Jeweler  BOX   34  The Jeweler  BOX   34  Of  Notice  of  Applieation  for  Certifieate  Improvemorits.  BERLIN h 8251 G. 1. KUKEKA T. Siio 0. 1, O. V. G. FHACTION  I, 3251 G. 1, UIMTAXNIA I..'1253 0. l.GH.lNO h. 1810 G. 1, MAC  FKACTION I, 325(1 G. 1. MINKKAI. CLAIMS, SITUATK IN  TUB NKLSON MINING DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY  DISTKICT, AND LOCATED ON TOAD MOUNTAIN, ADJOINING TIIK HALL MINKS'.  Take notice that I, John Hirsch, as agent for tho Hall  Mines Company, Limited, free miner's cerlidcnto N'o.,  2554a, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining remrd.r for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of olilninhig a crown grant, of-the above  claims. And further take imtirc that action, tinder section 37. must be commenced before tlie issuance" of such  certificate of improvements. JOHN HIRSCH.  Dated this 20th da/ of November, 1893. (Jan 25) ���  Notice   of  Application   for  Certificate  of  Improvements.  EVENING STAK AND HAPPY JACK MINKKAI. CLAIMS,  SITUATE IN TIIK NKLSON MINING DIVISION OK WKST  KOOTENAV  DISTItlOT,  AND LOCATED HKTWKKN 8ANDV  . AND KAGLE CKKKKS, AI10UT l-'IVK MILES WEST FKO.M  NELSON.  Take notice that I. Arthur S. Farwell. acting as agent  for George A. Kirk, free miner's ceriillcate No. 88385,and  John A. Turner, free miner's certificate No. 1961a, intend,  sixty days from (he date hereof, to apply to tho mining  ri corder for er-rtiflcatcs of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And  further Kike notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such certifieate of  improvements. ���    A. S. FAKWELL.  : Dated this 20tb day ot December, 1898. [Dec, 24J I  Reward!   $50!  To the persons giving information lending to the discovery of Mm whereabouts of KOBEHT S. QUACKKN-.  ��� BUrtl", will be paid the above reward.  I iobprt S. Quack''  enbush left this vicinity March, If80, going to the.Paciflc  coast, and has not been heard from since February, 1890.  He has money here due nim which will be paid to him at  once, when found.   Tho parties are anxious to hear from  him very soon.   He is 29 years old.   He formerly lived ut ���  Pino Hill, town of ManchestPr, Jackson County, .Wisconsin.    Address  G. M.  PERRY.-Black River Falls,.  Wisconsin..'- .���,. .   .,. _.        .-..v  ;���   v', ��� ,.-.; :>:c'.y  The Tribune will buy Old Rags THE TRIBUNE:   WELSOJN, B.C.  MONDAY FEBRUARY   18, 1899.  3  _���"��.  ^  M  BamofMontreal  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     ���  $12,000,000  6,000,000  THE B_A._TsT_K:  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  .     NELSON  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT.  ROYAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   3. CLOUSTON General Manager  isr__3i_so_sr _3_=.-a.isro___  ti. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.   BRANCHES IN       LONDON  (England),   NHW YORK,   CHICAGO  :: and In the principal citieB in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  QKANT COMMKR-I-X AND TRAVKLLER8' CRKDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DRAFTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS HADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  LEAD   ORES   ON  FREE   LIST.  Not  Canadian Pacific Railway Influences Bid  Count.  The following appears in the Toronto  Telegram of the 7th instant, and is printed as coming from The Telegram's own  reporter at Washington. It is reprinted  in The Tribune for what it is worth:  Washington, D. C, Feb. 7.���There will  be joy in Kootenay, British Columbia,  over the placing of lead ores on the free  list. Not least enthusiastic in their  jubilation will be the Kaslo board of  trade. The Kaslo board of trade may be  said to voice the sentiment of the silver-  lead mine owners of British Columbia,  and ordinarily the citizens of Kaslo would  be prepared to rest their case on its  merits. The smelting interests, from  which source springs practically all the  opposition to free lead ores, would not be  feared but for the Canadian Pacific. The  latter is now in possession of the Trail  smelter, and the fact that the Canadian  Pacific is among the fighters of reduced duties on ores seems-to have given  many westerners cause for alarm; fearing  the power of interests which claim sir  William Van Home as an ally, the Kaslo  board of trade has made a direct appeal  to the Canadian members of the Anglo-  American commission.  ' With the memorial which has been forwarded to .Washington is a statement of  the case by" the president of-, the board,-  1 George O.. Buchanan; Mr." Buchanan  takes the position that > better' price to'  the miner for his lead is the first conslder-  , ation. = - '     ��� ' c;  "It is true," he says,:..that .a few high  /grade mines in_the Slocan .camp can continue to ship oret under-conditions moreL  onerous than the present, but where there  is one such miue there area dozen others  barely able to make ends ineer^ and a  multitude in all stages of development  andundevelopment that are idle, aud.can  never start until their product can be  marketed to better'advantage than at  present. The mining .interests of Aius-  wortb, Slocan, New- Denver, Trout Lake,  Moyie, Illecillewaet and Fort Steele will  regard the total removal of, or a substantial reduction on, the duty"upon lead ore  as a concession that will give a sharp impetus to .the industry upon which, they,  are dependent, ami that without injury  to any established business. The opposition which has developed.to this proposition, comes from those who directly or in-,  directly are interested iii the establishment"' p=f- :smeltiug works in "British  Coli.nfbia.j.. "^���l.\s ���   .��� : ���"'.'". ]   . ���'. \��  lI'^IiBLi^i^gryeLtiy^dliPy^ ,ealcjila.iad���.t6;i  promote   the  treatment of bur ores at  home  shorfr of  one that  TvOuld impose  jvddjtiOnal bjyrjden.jjpori the_p3'gducer of  raw material.  "Propositions calculated to that effect  are so manifestly sel-UlL aiid unjust that  in the iut.ipBtS; ���of oiii; own community  aiid ol the surrorUiding mining camps our  boards of trade ruustiirnaiiiriiou.ly oppose  them.  ''In South Kootenay we have been looking fof\yafd to direct tounectioh w���ith  Canadian railwayi'aifd to the advent of  Canadian capital into the country as  events highly desirable and to be warmly  welcomed.  "Now that these events are: to be accomplished are we to be the loser, by  them? Has the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company, the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Comr  parry or any other corporation ol' individual, because they have made investments  in this country, the right to ask that we  should "be debarred from advantageous  markets and be forced to turn our products into channels which will be tributary to them?"  Arguments almost identical with these  are submitted iii" the memorials forwarded to the commission by the Kaslo  Board of Trade.     ' ,  Among other thijags this petition says:  "As our home smelters have not been  able, and are not now able, to compete  against American smelters even while our  ores going into the United States are  subject to the Dingley tariff, it is, of  eoim-ej the inference that home smelting  would receive its death blow if the present duties were taken off and ore could  go into the United States free.  "In the case of the three smelting establishments located in British Columbia,  i he market of Canada aud the market of  the world outside of the Uuited States  have been open as much as they are ever  likelv to be, and yet,with the Dingley  tariff against us, we have marketed our  ore in the United States at better prices  than  our home smelters could afford to  "It is pronounced by those who are  authorities npop the habject that the present "product is not sufficient to afford a  basis for a profitable smelting business.  "None of us doubt that the removal ot  the duty at the present stage would send  . up the production to immense proportions.  "Our object in suggesting that we send  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  a delegate to Washington was that we  have been given plainly to understand  that the Canadian Pacific Railway Cour-  Cany and other interested parties were  ringing pressure to bear upon the conference to prevent the acceptance of any  concession that might be secured, unless  the same should be in such terms as to be  of-benefit to them."  ��� The influence of the Canadian Pacific  has not had the effect of keeping lead ores  free list. As stated before in these  despatches, there is to be reciprocity iu  lead ores and in all quartz products.  This particular clause will be hotly attacked by a few western senators when  the treaty comes to be considered in the  upper house. The Western States, ou account of the low price of silver, have displayed the* most marked hostrlity to an  arrangement which permits the uure- I  stricted importation of British Columbia's lead ores. Unfor.uuately, perhaps, for themselves, the few western  senators interested, are not in command of the situation. They make considerable uois'e, but not through the  free lead ores clause can opposition  be developed which will threaten the ratification of the Anglo-American treaty.  The commission is iu joint session today.  Much depends upon the result of the negotiations during the next forty-eight  hours. By tomorrow night, the commissioners agree, their work will have  assumed definite shape. British Columbia's anti-alien legislation is booked for  consideration; today or tomorrow. The  Americans have evidently made demands  for the insertion.of a clause which will  bind the federal authorities to disallow  the hostile act should the British Columbia government decline to recede. The  tentative settlement goes no farther than  to deprive a state or province which  enacts such anti-alien legislation of the  privileges conferred by the terms of the  treaty.  The Americans seemed willing to accept  sir Wilfred Laurier's assurance that British Columbia could be induced to repeal  the objectionable mining laws.  ; The recent outspoken. declarations of  Hon, Joseph Martin and his defiance of  the federal powers have caused = the,  American commissioners to doubt the"  efficacy of the ,course which -premier  Laurier proposed.' The question of .reciprocity in mining rights is to be reopened,  and it.is quite possible that in the revised  settlement the Dominion authorities/will  be pledged to disallowance should British  Columbia assume au attitude not in^keep-.  ing with the terms of the treaty.  .' Creston Had a Narrow Escape.  George A. Bigelowrendere'd a service to  the property owners and "residents of,  Creston on Friday afternoon. As he was  seeing. J. Fred Hume,away, it was noticed  thab one of the largest hotels in the place  . was on fire. Bigelowat once, constituted  himself a volunteer fire brigade, and by  effective work succeeded in extinguishing  what might otherwise have been a very  disastrous fire. . .  IMPERIAL BANK  OF CANADA  Capital, Paid Up  Reserve     -     -  $2,000,000  1,200,000  ?f  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO  D.  R. WILKIE, General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  A general blinking business transacted.  Savings bank department.  Deposits of 51  mid  upwards received  and interest  allowed.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  The Tremont Hotel  fVlALONE & TRECILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for Miners and Prospectors  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One  of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  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  >S,-&,&,a���&���{&'_t'S".?'!. ���g,fr'l-;_>,Sl,S'-?'i8'l.'S-'_?,Sl'^1-?,a>,->'_>,->,i->,->'^'^'-^���^���^���a -A--S-A���a��--x-_�����^���^���->-v  i^y-**-*-*>-r2-,*-^ ���,*���*>-,*���,*��� *>���*>���**��� **���**��� *��� ^^^TZ^I^^g, T2:TS.Z8>r&:'^.Tg>TLi ^B-,_B.^5^.,5��^_5^_S^_5^S^.'5:^_>^r^'3B5g-^  n  Glassware...  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  ������*���  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  ti  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large comfortable  bedrooms and   first-class dining  room.   Sample rooms, for commercial nien.--  .  BATES '362 *-_?:__���_=_   JdAtST  Mrs.  E. C.   CURKE,  Prdp.  ���  ��  Late of-the Royal Hotel,-Calgary,  H. D�� Ashcroft  BLACKSMITH ING  ^ANLX  HORSESHOEING  !\Vagon repairing promptly attended to by a first-class  ���wheelwrights  Special attention glvn to a'l kinds of repairing and  custom work front outside ppints.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  *  to  to- ,- '-- .'���:'- , '/>  m."-:-���.������';-      ,   -  -   ���-"->-    ���- - ";���--v ��� c :     ������ ���"'���      -   -       Hi  to    ' ------   ;V,       .;    --   ->  -V     :-,,   -,:----.,.;-,--   -     ' v -/   .     '- ���  "L    .      /' ,_        ,.;.   ---���.-> ti  to       - :\ --   .-������' -. -,  .-'- v       -'  -   ;-:-:-_-^,-:-'.-���"'-.,-.-..,���:"   : ...- = :..;���'        .    ..       Hi  % \ -'���   '.-' --.'-    r - ���-'. .-X       ���       :. .   r    - ft'  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  r|. D. HUME, Manager.  The finest hoi el in the interior.  Largo sample rooms., Stciun heat and electric light.  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS., NELSON.  BON TON RESTAURANT.  OPEN PAY AND NIGHT  SHOP:   Hall Street; between. Baker and Vornon, Nelson  Assessment Act and Provincial r^eveque Tax Act  WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT, NELSON DIVISION.  Notice is hereby given in accordance with tho statutes,  that provincial revenue tax and all taxes levied under  the Assessment Act, are now due for the yeilr 18!)!). All  the Above-named tjixes collectable within tho West  Kootenay district. Nelson division, are payable at my  oflicc, Kaslo.  Assessment taxes are collectable at, the following  rates, vi-.:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1899.  Three-fifths of ono por cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on assessed value of wild  land.  One-half of one per cent on personal property.  On so much on the income of any person as exceeds  one thousand dollars, tho following rates, namely: upon  such excess of income when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one per cent; when such excess is  over ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one-quarter of one per cent;  when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one  and one-half of one per cent.  If paid on or after 1st July, 1899.  Four-fifths of one per cent on real property.  Three per cent on.the assessed value of wild land.  Tliree-fourths of one per cent on personal property.  .  On so much on tho income of any person as exceeds ono  thousand dollars, the following rates, namely: upon such  excess, when the same is not more than ten thousand  dollars, ono and one-quarter of ono per cent; when  such excess is over ten thousand dollars and not moro  than twenty thousand dollars, one and one half of one  por cent; when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one a-id three-quarters of one per cent.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 per capita.  JOHN KEEN, Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 23rd January, 1899.,       .  ___-^hfe=only-=Eestaurant_Jiiu_1th.e__cli.t)_,  employing- only white cooks.  Merchants' lunch from 12 to 2  o'clock, 25 cents. Dinner from 5  to 8.    Short orders   at   all   hours.  Madden House  UAKER AND WAKD STRKKTS, NKLSON  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  ANQSOO LINE  Fast  and  Short  Route to and  Kootenay Country.  From  First-class and Tourist Sleepers Operated from  PACIITTC TO ATLANTIC  Tickets issued through and baggage  checked to destination.  PRACTICAL  ELECTRICIAN  Will contract to. supply and. jnstall;any l^ind of.electricarmachinery  COIST-STEOTIO-STS  Rossland,  Trail  and  Robson,.  Leave.                               DAILY Arrive.  0:10p; m.. ........NELSON.,., .....10:30p.m.  Main tine and Intermediate Pointe via Slocan Lake.  Leave.     ��                         DAILY ��� Arrive.  6:30 asm..,,........,^.-..NKLSON.,.... = ,,S::i0p:,nii  Kootenay Lake--Kasi(J Router-Stedrner Kokanee.  =Leavo.-  ==Daily_J5'i_opfc='Sunday-=   ..NKLSON... ...  -Arriv..-.  The only hotel in Nclgpn that lias remained under one  nitinitgenientsiuce 1890; ,��.,.,,.  The bedrt-ooms are  well furnished  and   lighted by  electricity. , ,   ,  The dining'rooni is hot; second to tiny in ko.ol.01my.  The bitr is always slocked byilii! best domestic and  imported liquors and cigars. ,_���.���,.  THOMAS MADDKN, Proprietor.  The Victoria Hotel  EBVELSTOKB  Renovated and decorated throughout. Frst'dass sample  rooms. KrCc bus meets all trains. The Revelstoke  Street Car Company run hourly street car service  between Victor a hotel and station;  J. V. PKRKS, Proprietor.  Kootenay Hallway & Navigation  LAKE AND   RIVER   DIVISION^  Co,  STR. INTERNATIONAL  Daily except Sunday.      Pacific standard lime  K  South  Read  hound  down  Leave  G:30 a.m...  Due  7:30    ���   ..  Due  8:00    ,,   ..  Due  8:15    ,1   ..  Due  9:45    ,,   ������  ASLO TO NKLSON r     ,  Read    ' North  up       hound      Kaslo    8:30 p.m. Arrive   Ainsworth 7:10    �� Due  ..;.   Pilot, Bay   0:30    �� Due   Balfour (1:00    n Due  ..Five-mile Point....5:10    .. Due  Arrive 10:30    ii     Nelson ....'...'.4:30    u     Leave  Connects with N. & Ft. S. Ry. train for Spokane,.leaving Five-mile Point at 10:05 a.m. ,������.,,     ,  Steamers leave Kaslo city wharf at foot of 1 hird street  ROBERT IRVING. Manager.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I will, thirty days from the  date of this notice, apply to the government agent.at  Nelson for a licenso to sell liquor at retail at my hotel,  known as the Florence Hotel, situate three miles east, of  Nelson, on the outlet of Kootenay lake, in West Koote-  nay district, British Columbia. ^^ ^-^  . Dated February 3rd, 1891|.  4:00 p. in , . "...NKLSON... ., ,11:00 a.m.  Kootenay R,iyer Route-Steamer Moyie.  Mom, Wed.. Fri.                                      Tttcs.. Thui-s., Sat.  3:00 a. in. Leave. .NELSON Arrive (1:50 p. in.  Makes connection at Pilot Hay with steamer Kokatlee  in both directions.  Steamoi-3 oh Their respective routes call tit principal  landings iii both directions, aiid at other points when  signalled.  'Ascertain Rates and full information by addressing  nearest local ngcntOr  C. I. BEASLEY, City Ticket Agent,  R, W. DREW, Agent.  \V.- F. A.vwjuso.v, Traveling Passenger AgCnt, 'Nek-oil.  K. J. Crivi.i-:, I)is't PnsScnger Agent, Vancouver.  *'}  Nelson, B. C.  Will wire buildings "for electric lighting, electric bells,  electric burglar alarms, electric annunciators.  Will contract to install fire alarm systems in towns and  cities.   Full stock ot wirennd fixtures on hand. "'  WHITE FOnV PRICES.    Office and Storeroom:   Josephine-Street, flelson. , ( _]  LONDON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS, Ltd.  HEAP  OFFICE,   LONDON,  ENGLAND.  AIL communications relating_to British-Golumbia^business to���_be-'addres5ed-.to-R'Qi-t)t!d-W.e.fe_  505, Nelson, British Columbia  d. RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager  Ss S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer  { NELSON, B. C.  Spokane Palls & lorthern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Bed Mountain Railways.  J\\e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson and Rossland, and  Spokane an,d Rossland.  DAILY    TRAINS.  Leave Arrive  l>:20 a. in NELSON 5:35 p.m.  1-2.(15 a. m ROSSLAND 12:20 p. m.  8:S0a.m SPOKANE.. .,8:10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson at 6:20 a. m��� tiiakes close  connections .at bpokano with trains for all Pacific Coast  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con  neot at Marcus with stage daily.  O. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  K^aslo & Slocan  Railway  GOING WEST  DAII.V  GOIXfi  BAST  'Leave    8.00 a. m.  Kaslo  Arrive 3.55 p. in.  "      '   8.32     "  South Fork  "      3.20     ��  ��          9.30     M  Sproule's  Whitewater  ��       2.25     "  "          9.15     "  ��       2.10-    "  11          11.55     "  Rear Lake  ���     .��       2 00     "  '���        10.12     "  JlcGuigan  "       1.15     'i  "        10.25     ���'  Hailev's  ��       1.31     "  "        10.33     '���  Cody Junction  123     "  Arrive 10.10    "  Sandon  CODY   BRANCH.  .Jjcavo"1.15 . "  Leave    11.00 a.m.  Sandon  Arrive 11.40'a. m  Arrive   11.15   ."  Cody .  Lciivc 11.25    ��.  G. b\  COPKLAND, Superintendent.  ATLANTIC  STEAMSHIP  TICKETS.  To and from Kuropean points ^-ia Canadian and American lines. Apply for sailing dates, rates, tickets, and  full information to any Canadian Pacillc railway ajfcntor  C. P. R. City Agent, Nelson.  WILLIAM STITT. General S. B. Agent, Winnipeg.,  CHBSTOK   IB, O,  Situate on the Crow's Nest Railway is prepared to deliver lumber of any description in any quantity at any place within the  district  of Kootenay.   Tenders Solicited  GOAT  RIVER   LUMBER  COMPANY,  G.  A.  BIG E LOW,  MANAGER  Nelson  Planing  FLOORING, LINING, MOULDINGS, DOORS,  AND SASHES IN STOCK.  EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOINERY, DOORS AND WINDOWS  MADE TO ORDER.  Office and Mills Corner Hall and Front Streets, Nelson  Lumber   Lumber   Lumber  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.  First   class   lumber   at   right   prices  Doors, Turned Work, etc.,  Yard:  Foot Hendryx Street.  Also   a   full   line   of   Sash,  constantly on hand.  JOHN RAE, Agent. THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON B.C.   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1899.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The death occurred at Acton, Ontario,  on Wednesday, February Sell, of A.  Grant, father oi* \V. II. and II. A. Grant,  of Nelson. Tlie deceased was So years of  age.  William Kirkland, district high secretary of the Canadian Order of Foresters  for British Columbia, is in town for the  purpose of organizing a court. A preliminary meeting of the members of the  order iu Nelson will be held on Wednesday evening.  Born in Nelson on Sunday morning,  February I2ch, to the wife of judge Forin,  a daughter.  Lee Coombs of Rossland is in Nelsou on  business���ancl to help further the political  ambition.of candidate Farwell and thus  help Rossland.  THE   BLACK   SHEEP.  There Is Usually One to Disgrace the Average  Family.  Everybody has no doubt come across-  some family in which all the members are  eminently good and eminently respectable with the exception of one, who, in  comparison with the otherv, appeared as  the concentrated essence of evil. He always manages to disgrace his family, and  finally gets into jail or leaves town in order to avoid getting into jail. Aud then  we all shrug our shoulders in a commiserating way and repeat that wonderful old  truism that every family has a black  sheep. That seems to satisfy everybody;  all the blame is put on the black sheep  and that is an end of it. No one ever  seems to think of harking back to enquire  where that boy got-his blackness, whether  it was innate or acquired, whether or not  his parents were to blame. Of course it is  au awful thing to say, but I believe that  in nine cases out of ten the boy is merely  tlie victim of bad bringing up, and that  his depravity was developed by the parents' neglect or over-indulgence.  I know a youth whose mother loves him  "not wisely but too well" and who will  certainly turn out the black sheep of his  family. He is encouraged in every whim  and given his way in everything. He  naturally takes advantage of it and lives  that life of idleness which generally  brings a boy under the notice of the  '' jiolice.   His brother- and sister go to work  but he lies in bed. He has a bad cough  every morning and his fond mother is  afraid that early rising- is injurious for  him. He gets up about ten o'clock and  loafs about the house and reads trashy  novels until noon when' he eats a  hearty dinner. The indisposition which  prevents his early rising is characterized by a healthy appetite, which is,  . perhaps/ a symptom, of his illness.  In the afternoon,, .if _ = it is not ? too  cold he1 "goes out ostentatiously to look for  work���and praying that he'inay-not find  it���and returns in time for the evening  meal. After that is over he complains of  L^g^ beiDg dull and hints that a =litlle amuse-  "^^s*"ii_:~r.t   would   be a  good   thing-for him.  - Thereupon his mother givesrhrm.money  to go to the r-ink'or. the theatre.   If she  , has not got it herself she borrows it from  the brother or sister. She" tells "them that  the poor lad wants cheeriugup;-he is getting despondent because he cannot find  employment.. In the^meantime the "poor  -. lad" is dressing. He borrows his brother's  neckties, collars or- anything else he, re-  ,-   ,   quires'; lie   takes   his;"\Kistei;ls���i:nigs>Po.and  watch chain ancrgoeWbfff^p^njoyjhimself.11  He-returns at midnight apci crajyjsjjnto  -bed.   That'makes  ifp,p his "day��"and����";each"j  one is got through op f'h&tsamg plan.^ . \��  -'-   ���     Now^in ihe  future Everybody wjliibe  surprised if' that youth?tur���hs out ��*lMdi^ >  "His mother.and family a,re so^fes'pect-  - able, you know." Already he has �� afc-  fjuired the habits of idleness and borrowing without leave of the owner. He next"  will acquire that of stealing and then he  will be launched on a career that leads to  conflict with the law. But nobody will  blame the mother who has encouraged  the boy, but will  lay the blame upon the   b]a^k^li^pjind_i^ai^_wjkeJy_a:bOAitiinnate  depravity. Judges sometiiSe make a mistake when they allow a youth to go On  .-, .suspended! sentence for the sake of the  family. It is but just punishment for the  mother, who is the cause of the trouble.  What Has Become oi Little A. J. ?  Every  one   that  knows   Alfred   John  Marks" Of Ndslon knows thsit lie has large  holdings in tin.! Hail Mines  Limited, vast  interests in  silver-lead mines  in Slocan,  "and  untold  thotisaiids lying  idle in the  chartered  banks at  Nelsph.   They   als'o  'know1'.that $5000 is no more to him'  than  85 is to the average man. so that when  they heard I hit t he bad $50C0 to -wager On  Faj'weli's election they thought no'more  of it than  if  "Bill", Herring had advertised th. fact that he had $10 to  place on  his old  friend  Fai-well's  triumph.   They  knew that old Bill waft a dead game sporty  and they (bought that Allied John  was  also, on so .'.trialIan amounts a $s*iUC0.   But  Alfred John was not a dead  game sport.  When, the boys got $5000 together with  which to cover Alfred John's $5000, Alfred  John gave a string a jerk and his $5000  disappeared.   Somebody then pulled ano-  ��� ther .string, and  little A.  J.  disappeared  ���and he has not been seen since.  Light���joe Garber to Ferdinand Wittine,  nnr-foiirth interest; Pennsylvania���Joe  Garber to George Nenkum, one-fourth interest; Fuschia, on Hall creek, one mile  front Fern Mill���D. A. McBeath to Louis  Otterson,  one-half interest;  Fuschia���D.  A, McBeath to W. S. Doyle, one-quarter  interest; Tena, on Seven Mile creek���Alex  Kennedy to Louis K. Larsen and M. A.  Piosser-, one-half interest; Mary Bell, on  Seven Mile creek���Alex Kennedy to Louis  K. Larsen and H. A. Prosser.  After the Excitement...  Of the holiday season and the elections  Keep warm...  and  preserve health  by  wearing-  Chamois Vests and  Chest and Lung Protectors  L^etrge stock: just  received  W. F. Teetzel & Go.  THE  \\\ng Hat  NELSON, B. C.  KASLO, B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  Our   wi'tither  you  sliiitild  aiwavs   b  snaps.     Wc  stoves tind  rero is uncertain and  ready for eoltl  lnive a full line of coal  heaters on   hand   arrd  in  vite tut inspection of our' stock.  Vancouver  Hardware  Company, Ltd.  DEALERS IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  MARA & 15ARNA1J1) I31.0CK,  BAKKit ST., NIC],-ON  ASK   TO   SEE  THEM  Is something" new, stylish,  and strictly up to date.  Every Hat is guaranteed.  The Nelsof] Hardware Go.  Having purchased the stock 'iind business  of the above ���company, wo tire soiling off the  goods oil hand tit the lowest'prices to make  room, for,our .complete spring stock of Shelf  iind Household Hardware, Wood and Coal  Cook Stoves below cost.  ���   The firm name will remain unchanged.  Gko. S. Bekkv"  ���'.".'���-.��� E. G. Smyth.'  ;.; Kelson, February 9th, 1S99.  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Giant Powder  TRUAX  ORB  OARS  Canton Drill Steel  CARRY IN STOCK  Jessop's Steel, Iron, Coal  Pipes, and Fittings  Giant, Caps and Fuse  Tools, Cutlery, Tin  and Woodenware  Stoves, Ranges,  Iron, Steel,  Sheet  Iron, T-Rails  Paints, Oils, G-lass  Nos. IS and 20 Baker Street,  Nelson, J3�� C.    V  J. A- Gilker,  I take this opportunity of thanking my  numerous friends for their past patronage.  All outstanding accounts must be paid to  Mr.. Robert Wilson at tlie oflicc of the  Nelson Hardware Co.\\vi(,liin'-ten clays.' , ~r  '���'���,'-.   J '"       WYmjam' W. Howie.   .  ��� kelson, February' 9th,' 1899:'/'-"  ChaHes A. Waterman & Co;  GUSTOMS BROKERS  AUCTIONEERS  NELSON STORE AND OFFICE:   Corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  NELSON WAREHOUSE:   Corner Hall Street and City Wharf.  THE LAWRENCE HARDWARE Go.  Will   be found  in  their  new  premises  on  with  a complete stock  of  Baker* Street  Shelf and  Heavy  Heavy  and Shelf  ALL KINDS OF MINING SUPPLIES  hYoit  WHOLESALE  "AND   KETAlf,  Wholesale Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Sancton and Creenwood.  Nelson,   Trail,  VmiVj. Kaslo, N��W'"_5sjn;y��tfj  Sairdonj Silvertetii,  City,  (jxahd Forlsfs,   Mid-ytfayy "Gueen^oocl and Sirdar.  Cascade  ORDERS BY MAIL  PROMPTLY FORWARDED  .fead Office, Nielson, B.fi.  BEAL ESTATE and GENERAL AGENTS  Baker Street, Nelson  :    FIRST H0OR WKST BANK B; C. MILLING.  ' _jJ__ii__i.- ���' ���������  will  fiitc.lit-io your JacIvantage to consult; us  ,     ';--���   before niacin.; voui: orders --.    ' "��� .  Tinsmithing- and Plum,biqg a Specialty  .,, Estimates Cheerfully Furnisrjed  in-  West Kootenay Butcher  ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  ="~~ ^wffiLmLE^AND RETAIL"^ "  FISH AND POULTRY IN  Balder Street, jNelson   E. C.  J  er  J^airy "Ilanch, op I_ooten;iy Lake aietir  '^eison   , . .; . . .' ���, ...... . ;���.���,$5000,  '" HouSe and lot on Silica .stre.fc .,-... 1100  House and two Jots on .Vernon street 1G00  House aiid lot on Victoria street ._ ��� -��� 2100  House attcniolTon ^VicTofia street"  House and lot on Victoria street . . .  House and two lots on Carbonate St.  1W0"  1900  1800  OKDKHS liV _IAMa KKCKIVK. (JAKKKfirj AND I'ROMl'T ATTENTION.  Was Not Wise.  J.Fred Hume has but one thing to reproach himself \ribli. After beinKrepeat-  edly warned, he allowed a lot of bitter  personal and political enemies to retain  jobs in the courthouse building at Nelson.  Had he been wise they would not have  retained their jobs.  COPPER ORE, DRY ORELJ:^[_^ORE  Purchased and payment  samples can be assayed,  of samples.  made as soon  Quotations  after  given  as  receipt of ore  upon the receipt  THE  HALL MINES, Limited,_Nelson.  ALEX   STEWART,    Mining   Broker,  Olltcfe:   Turner Sc Uocckh block, Utikor and  U'lird sU.cOi Nelson.  Nelson Real Estate  Business and  Resident/iai Lots  FOTl fcJAIVE in tlje origrnal townsite on easy  ��� terms.    Also lots for sale' in Gi'and Forks  and Cascade City.  App'y  FRANK  FLETCHER, RL.S.,  Land Agcwrt,  Corner Baker arid Kootenay Streets,      Nelson, B.C.  C. D. J. CHRISTIE  GENERAL BROKER.  Simcoe's Lynn Valley Canned  1 '.D %  * D _. n n "fl*.    ��"D, pO tfp o   n     ��� _    * ��..' p .JL.    n n       ^tf \$$   m^,'  'V  tills,    Th& &mt -iQt^-'Mi^gdi^iB'r  evesr S6��__ iii H^soa^   Try tli��!��:.  f(irkpatrit^  Baker Street, tt"��_flio_n    B.C.  Mail Orders  r^rornptly Attended to  FIRST A REPUTATION  and if a good one it is sure to be followed  Transfer of Mineral Claims.  The transfer of the following mineral  claims were recorded today at ih* Nel.-rm  office:   Pennsylvania, on  centre  fork   of.  Forty-nine   creek,    adjoining   Northern.  HELP   WANTED.  BOY wanted to leant the pi-iiitintc tnulo.  Must bo over  lti years of two.   Call at The Tribn no olileu, Vernon  1(! years of a_:e,  street.  CtCHOOL TJSACHKR WANT-ED-Apply to Secrctarj-  K^ Hoard ot Tmsteea, Moyie, B. C,  15 PEOPLE  ALL STAR ENGLISH SPECIALTY CO.  :   The greatest aggregation of Star Specialty Artists.  Obi "solid���w.ek commencing on  '(  MONDAY,  FEBBUABY 13t_  TO   LET  ���1-Rrooni Coltnge S20  1-Hooni House   -..    8  FOE   S_5-L__3  House and lot, Victoria street ?1100  House and lot, Silica t-tt.ct  1300  House -unci lot, Pilicn street  2800  House and lot, Mine* road  750  Corner lot, Vernon street  27(H)  Two lots-, Silica street   800  MONEY   TO   LOAN.  It is ncjedlosK therefore  have; built up.    Nut only , ,.,&  ufi, but among our many friends at  and fed just as well satisfied as if  REPUTATION* GAINED:  to  say that our success  is due  largely to tho  reputation1 we  unoiiif our city customers who have their, eyes'continually upon  ii  distance who  trust us with   their..orders   by mail  they were on the   premises  personally'-'THAT IS A  FRESH   LAID  EGGS ALWAYS ON  HAND  ABERDEEN BLOCK  ���  NELSON, B.  O.  DesBrisay & Co.  Office in the Aberdeen Block, Nelson  Dissolution of Partnership.  Xotice is hereby.given-Unit Hie jtartnership heretofore  subsist")!? between us, the umlorsiKiied, as hotelkeepers,  nt the Grove Hotel, Kelson City, British .Columbia, has  this day been dissolved by mutual consent. The business  will bo oa tried on by Alfred -.Unison, and. all debts owinir  to the said partnership are to he paid to htm; and nil  claims against the s.-iid partnership are to be presented  to tho said Alfred Jl.-inson, by whom the. samcwill.be  settled.  Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, this 7th day of February, 1899. FHBD HARMON,  A.KK_D MAKSON.  Witness: W, A, Gallmeb,      .  J. A. Irving & Co.  GROCERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS  Family orders a specialty and .free daily delivery  jMail aiid 'telephone orders promptly atloiidcd lo  Baker SI reel. West, opposite Oddfellows'Plnck  NELSON, B. C.  Have just received a consignment of, Harris hoiiie  made tweeds from Talbot Harr's, Scotland.  S?IP ATTENTION, mj),.mmMefM_mM  The" supply Is limited, eo call early and examine; this stock. '  -   ���  .  y/'l

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