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 KOOTENAY  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend Paying Mines.  DAILY   EDITION:  FIRST YEAR-NO. 34.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  11, 1899.  KOOTENAY  Has   a   Mineral   OutpUt' of Upwards   oi    One  Million    Dollars    Every    Month  In   The  Year  WEB KLY  EDITION:  SEVENTH   FEAR-NO   10  A WORKING JINER'S SPEECH  Two Governments Compared.  James Wilkes of Rowland, who occupies  the important position of vice-president  for British Columbia of the federated  labor organi/.ttions of the Dominion, has  pronounced views upon the question of  provincial politics which are worthy of  the consideration of those whose interests  lie with the industrial classes. As the  representative of organized labor he  deems it is duty to do what he can to  secure the return of Hon. J. Fred Hume,  because he has found in his dealings with  the Semlin 'government,, of which Mr.  Hume is a member, that it is a government genuinely in sympathy with the  working classes in their efforts to secure  reforms and improved conditions i'or  themselves. .  At Thursday erening's meeting iu the  Hume hotel Mr. Wilkes made a speech in  support of the candidature of Mr. Hume,  in which he recited several of the reasons  why those in sympathy with the cause of  organized labor should support the government candidate.    While not a finished  speaker, the labor leader showed that he  had a good  grasp of the politics of the  province.   In his opening remarks he said  that he was quite aware of the fact that,  there was always more or less aversion to  those who invariably cropped up as public speakers when au election contest was  on,  but so far as himself was concerned  he   would  at   the  outset  do    what   he  could     to   remove   it.     Though     possibly   a   stranger    to    many    of    those  who composed  his audience,  he was not  a stranger to the province of British Columbia, and he questioned if auyone present had been a resident of the province  for a longer period than he had.   Taking  up the issues of the campaign he depreci:  ated the efforts which  were being made  by the opponents of the government to  obscure the real issues of the campaign.  Even admitting,  he said, that attorney-  general Martin was a czar, the men who  made up the industrial army in the district  should remember that there were  greater issues involved  in. the campaign  than.even the attorney-general himself.  They should remember that to a certainex-  tent tho Semliu- administration was on  trial, and the only excuse he had fpr appearing in the contest was that he might  be     "able      to1     show .r the      working  meii     of   -the   , province      that      the  Semlin government was,one which was in  touch with the principles of-reform, so  far as the industrial element of the province understood   them.   Since  assuming  office,, the policy of the Semlin government, in its dealings with.the representatives of organized labor, was in striking  contrast with the abortive efforts-of the  Turner administration to secure the sympathy and aid of the industrial element.  * The manner in which  the Turner government had trifled with the interests of  the labor party was well evidenced bythe  way  in   which   it  had   dealt   with  the  matter ofexcluding Chinese from working intbe coal mines of. the province.'   If  there was any real sympathy between the  Turner government  and   the   forces   of  organized    labor,    how    was    it    that  legislation     passed'    for     .he      benefit  of      labor        was       allowed       to     remain   a dead letter for nine years, and  that certain people were allowed to openly   violate the   law and exert   more   in-  ihienee with   the^ government  than.the  combined"    forces    of    organized   labor  Jthrojighout the province;   For riirie^yearB,  "undent fre^Tiu'ner  goyernment, aha  its.  predecessor, this condition pf affairs existed, but the insiant the Bemlin administration assumed the reins of power .he  influence of the OliinesC-eniploying, over  the government of the province, was lost.  When the Semlin government went into  office Puttjjime the Chinamen who were  employed in the coal mines Contrary tp  law.    It was then discovered that  the  colliery     "owner* ��� who     was    fighting  organized    labor,    had    another    card  up    his     sleeve,     and    as    soon      as  the Chinamen   were forced out he  put  the Japanese in.   The next move of the  Semlin administration was in the direction of   turning   the   Japanese   out as  well.   This legislation had not been perfected as yet,   but the government had  outlined it in the speech from the throne,  and there was no reason why the good  faith Of the   government in the matter  should be impugned, or why the government should   not receive due credit for  its gPod intentions.  The men who were obliged, to work for  their living would do well to remember  that in the present administration they  had a government which had showed  sufficient regard for their interests to intimate that thej^would place upon the  statute books legislation which would  provide for the removal of the Japanese  as well as the Chinese from employment  underground in the mines. The speaker reminded his hearers that he had been  practically raised in the coal mines; that  he had been obliged to work in the mines  along with Chinese, and that he was conversant with the disadvantage and danger which resulted to the white miner  from the condition which obliged them to  work side by side with Chinese.  Another circumstance which illustrated  the indifference of the Turner government to the welfare of working miners  was the manner in which it had delayed  to make operative the act passed by the  legislature in 1897 which provided for the  inspection of the metalliferous mines.  When the act became law the trades and  labor council in Rossland sent a request  to the government that it appoint an inspector in accordance with the. terms of  the act, but it was not until the govern  ment was in the throes of dissolution that  a permanent appointment was made, and  the position given to a government supporter in the house who for the lack of a  seat could bo of no further use to the government.     Thus   tho   lives  of   the   men  working in the mines of Kootenay weie  made a secondary consideration  to  the  political  exigencies of   the government.  The unwillingness of the Turner government to remove the tax upon  men  working iu the metalliferous  mines for wages  was another evidence of the indifference  of that government to the rights of working miners.  In contrast to this the Semlin  government immediately upon its accession to power gave notice of its intent ion of  removing this tax.   Premier Turner when  pressed upon this question informed the  people that he had  never been asked  to  repeal this tax.   This was not in accordance with the facts as. the speaker said  that he himself had drafted a resolution  which had been forwarded from Rossland,  asking  that   the tax be removed.    Mr.  Wilkes said he was not prepared to say  that in this matter Mr. Turner was guilty  of a gross falsehood, but he was prepared  to say that the resolution requesting the  removal of the tax was forwarded to him.  Since  the   Semlin   government had  announced its policy of repealing the tax  Mr. Turner had accused the members of  the new government of stealing the old  government's policy.     Mr. Turner was in  power for four years.   He had a majority  two to one greater than that of the present government,  yet he  made no move  in the   matter of the repeal of the tax.  He now professed himself as in favor of  the repeal of the tax, but he seemed to  overlook the fact that if it was a good  thing to repeal it now,   it  would have  been equally meritorious to have secured  its repeal four years before.  The same might be said with respect to  the mortgage tax. In both these matters  the Semlin government had shown its  active sympathy with the industrial  class. The indifference of the Turner  government was again shown when the  National congress of labor sought to have  the government appoint anMuspector of  the boilers of stationary engines. Mr.  Turner was asked in March last by Mr.  Macpherson of Vancouver to introduce an  act to provide for the appointment. The  records of the house fail to show that he  did anything to meet the request. The  new government was asked to provide for  such.ah appointment, and it intimated its  intention of doing so in the speech" from  the throne. These circumstances in  themselves showed that the Semlin government wasentitled to the hearty support of the workingmeri of the province;  There was one other reform which the  trade and labor congress had instructed  its representatives in this province to secure if possible, and that was a reduction  in the hours of labor, for the men employed underground iiVthe mines, and in  this a" in other requests which the speak-"  er had male on behalf of labor, the Semlin  government had returned a favorable response. . In the mines in this province  men are workiug- 10 hours as day, day in  and day out, a condition,of- affairs which  does not exist in any other country. As  the representative of organized labor  he could assure them that the  present unsatisfactory condition would be  changed and changed by the Semlin government. Mr. Wilkes said, that he had  the most positive assurances from the  Semlin administration that a measure  will be introduced into the legislature  which will make it illegal to compel men  to be longer under ground than 8 hours.  For this reason the speaker said that he  considered that he wasJbut doing his duty  as the representative1 of"the national con-  ^gre.s/ofJabo^ih-making^the-mos.t^of^his  "position to induce the friends of organized labor'to support the government candidate. In no other way could the \ya#e-  e&fcuers show their appreciation of the favors which organized labor had received.  Respectinjar the effort of Frank Fletcher,  to lead the electors, to believe that if J.  Fred Hume were returned the alien exclusion legislation wotilcl be applied to  quartz milling, the speaker said that the  records were all contrary to such a contention. The records: would show that  the measure tp exclude aliens from qu%rjz  mines was introduced by a supporter of  the Turner government while Mr; Hume  was out of the house, and it received the  fgeneral support of the men whose eol-  eagueMr. Farwell would be if returned  to Victoria. It was Mr. Hume who pointed  out the mistake of such legislation^ and  induced the house to revoke its action.  On the question of Chinese competition  the records of the house would show that  the head of the present Opposition had  never given a vote in favor of the exclusion of the Chinese, while Mr. Hume had  never at any time voted against the interest of the white laborers of the province, and the supporters of the opposition could not point to a single instance  in which the present government, or any  of its supporters, had taken a position in  opposition to the interests of the industrial classes of the province. Such was  the government he asked the friends of  organized labor to support. It was a government which had shown itself favorable to organized labor, and the friends  of labor should do all they could to  support it.   Hume Gains oh the Transfers.  When the present election campaign  was started the supporters of standing  candidate Farwell made their boast that  they would secure enough transfers to  carry the election in favor of their candidate. The list was closed at 4 o'clock today, when the fact was disclosed that the  members of the Hume committee had secured more than four times the number of  transferred voters that were secured for  the Farwell committee. Something over  100 names were added to the list by  transfers.  MINING   ABOUND   YMIR.  Ymir, Feb. 10.--The Blackcock mine  which has been making regular shipments  to the Nortbport smelter for the past six  weeks, has suspended further shipments.  It is said that the owners of the property  had some disagreement, wi'h 'he North-  port smelter. In all about. 15 ear* of ore  were shipped during the six weeks. The  smelter returns were not made public,  but the ore is generally understood to  carry a value of about $(50 to the ton.  The Wilcox property, of which Phil  White is the owner, is working a small  force of men and is showing up well. A  stamp mill will be erected upon the property in the spring. There are two tunnels in upon the ledge; one is in 150 feet  aud the second 350 feet. The long tunnel  gives a depth of 130 feet. The ledge is  from two to three feet wide. There are  about 200 tons of ore upon the dump  which it is estimated will average $35 in  gold to the ton.-'.  The mill at the Ymir mine will probably  start up today, as the trouble with the  pipe which supplies the power has been  remedied.  The Dundee mill has been running for a  few days for the purpose of a test of the  machinery. The manager, of the company  is expected today to commence the first  actual run.  A good strike is reported from, the  Morning and Evening Star properties  near the Dundee. , Those working the  property prefess to have struck a two foot  chute of ore which gives an average value  of $50 to the ton.  The mill at the Porto Rico is running  night and day and is giving good satisfaction. There is much speculation as to  the returns and estimates on the month's  returns vary from $20,000 to $50,000.  A small force of men are working at the  Victor property. Some very rich ore has  been encountered which gives assays considerably over $100, but the extent of the  ore body has not been determined.  TROUT   LAKE   DISTRICT   NEWS.  J  MINING   IN   THE   SLOGAN.  ITroul Luke Topic, February 2nd.]  Dan Kean is driving a tunnel to tap the  old channel of Irirdeau river.-  He is iu  over, forty feet and expectvto make good  money when he strikes pay dirt. *  The ice iu. some, .places on - the sArm is.  nine inches   thick,- and   all  the  way to"  wreck point, about a mile from Arrowhead, it is  perfectly safe for a team of  horses to travel upon.  ��� A couple of lots will be turned over to  the -fire brigade by the Townsite Company,'- for the purpose of erecting a fire  hall thereon. "-  A very rich strike of ore was made on  the Nellie La few days ago.. The crosscut tunnel which the owners were driving  to tap the maiu lead on chis property  broke into the, vein on Saturday last, exposing some very fine iron ore which it is  expected will run away up in gold.  Not in the memory of the oldest inhabitant has there beeu such severe weather  as is now being- experienced. During the  last few days the thermometer has  ranged from ll) to 33 degrees below zero.  The snowfall up to the present has not  been half as heavy as it was last year and  the weather has been mainly clear and  bright.  'Kaslo, Feb.    10.���William  Coulter has  sold to James Brown a quarter interest in  "Amy" mineral claim for $500. It is situated on the south fork of Kaslo creek  about half a mile above its mouth.  While uorkingaf: the Leviathan mineral Claim, George Drennan was struck by a  small piece of rock which lodged in liis  eye. He visited Spokane to consult a  surgeon w ho was unable to effect a permanent cure. He returned to Kaslo on  Thursday evening, and will probably lose  the injured eye.  . L. R. Lindsay has closed down work on  {he Alice and Zuni mineral claims in  Spring Creek basin which he has been developing for a considerable time and has  gone to Spokane. He will resume work  with increased plant as. early in the  spring as it can be done with profit.   .';   ���  . There was quite a gathering of mine  managers at the Kaslo on Friday last.  C.j'H. Haud of the Payne,: P. J. Hickey of  the Ivanhoe and B.-J. Perry of the Noble  Five registered there on that day.-  Robert Ewart, a former��� resident of  Kaslo, and later connected with the Poor-  nia'n mine near Nelson, came up by boat  on Thursday-evening and went up to the  Dardanelles and Rambler on Friday in  company with manager Adams of the  latter property.  R. EL. Brown and J. R. Stephens,  owners of the Whitewater Deep properties, wilh Frank Riffle, their local manager, came down from Whitewater on  Thursday afternoon. They have been  spending a considerable time in making  an exhaustive examination,of the properties. Work will be resumed in the  spring.   The party went on to Spokane.  Certificates of improvement have been  issued Lo the Echo Mining & Milling Company for .the mineral claims Echo and  Sunlight. These properties are managed  from the Kaslo office of George Alexander.    THE   GOSSIP   OP   KASLO.  the land included within the city ceme-  t.ry was upou property belonging to him,  and a committee consisting of alderman  Moore, Papworth and Campbell were appointed to confer with him upon the  matter. The assessor was directed to  return his completed assessment roll to  the city clerk on or before the 15th  March. He was also directed to furnish  two sureties in the sum of $500 each, to be  accepted by the council.  SOME   SENSIBLE   CHANGES.  the  ������A^frTTurnb-iiTl of"Wi_eonsin is authority for the the statement that the contract for the Arrowhead and Kootenay  Like railroad had been let.  Craig & Hillman ha ve secured the contract Of hauling tne Silver Cup ore which  is now lying piled a. Ferguson. The ore  amounts to some 103 tons and it will be  transferred' tp Thompson's Landing, from  whence it will be moved by boat aiid rail  to the stnelter as soon as tlie ice breaks up  ou the Arm. . ���      ���  The Bet W&s Not Made.  There was no bet of $5000 a side made  today oh the election in this riding. Thore  was a string attached to the $5000 bet  when A.J. Marks.offered this mohey. The  money had to be ou hand at 11:30 and  the men who were willing to  wager $5000 upon ' the election of  J. Fred Hume did not, get around in  time. When they approached the pros  pective agent-general for the province  and said that they were ready to post  $5000 upon their man they were informed  that they were too late. A. <J. Marks  theu offered to bet $100 that the. man who  approached him had not the $5000' to bet.  This bet was called but the maker crawfished and refused to stand by it.  Transfer of South Fork Property.  John P. Miller, a mining man of Kaslo,  has transferred to Charles G. Johnson of  Ainsworth a one-half interest in the mineral claims Native Silver, Vernon, Bird  and Hill Top, and a one-quarter interest  in the Noble Friend ancl ~New Chum. All  these claims are at the head of a small  tributary of the south fork of Kaslo creek.  The consideration is nominal.  A Lively Fight in West Huron.  Ottawa, Feb. 11.���The campaign in  West Huron promises to be one of the  closest contested elections that have  taken place in Ontario for some time.  Sir Charles Tupper and several of ..the  leading Conservatives will be in riding  to help Mr. McLean, while Hon. Messrs.  Mulock, Patterson and Tarte will aid Mr.  Holmes, the government candidate.   .  There was rather an interesting, if hot,  thoroughly scientific game of hockey,' at;  theskating rink on Wednesday. It was  contested by local teams, the Hill/vs.  Dale, or representatives of the hill portion of the city's hockeyists against those  from the lower portion. The hill was represented* by- Messrs.���M. Moore, Young,  H. Carney, A. H. Brown, Dill, A. Miller,  and Whellams. while the contesting team  was composed of Hunter, Stratliearn,  Donnelly,-Beecher, Lovett, Connelly and  Frost. There was considerable lively  play, and at times it became fast and furious. However ib was soon oveivandthe  boys put up a game that afforded entertainment to a goodly number of spectators. The down town lads won with a  score of three goals to one. W-. E. Ilodder  aud II .13. Fletcher were goal umpires and  C. Daley was referee. After the game the  losers entertained the opposing at supper  where some amusing speeches were made,  and the whole was brought to a finish  with the singing of the national anthem.  A somewhat,amusing case was tried before police magistrate Carney on Thursday afternoon. A customs officer was  charged by W. J. Hall of the Victoria  hotel with using obscene language and  swearing, being thereby a vagrant. Considerable testimony was given, hue it was  by no means clearly shoj^i^tha^JbhjUan^  "giiage~was_uls~e^7Ttcs_clMi!ged, by the accused, although there had been a Lively  scrimmage and one or two blows'had been  given. It was also shown that some lively  sprinting had been dppe by the infbrm-  ftut. It also came out in evidence that  the accuser had himself used some doubtful phraseology with reference to the accused, although not in, his presence, nor  at the time of the,-set-to. After a.patient  hearing tlie magistrate discharged the accused, leaving the complainant to pay  Whatever costs had been incurred. He  remarked .as well that had the charge*  been reversed ho might, upon the evidence'presented, have been .compelled' tp  impose a penalty. This is the first 'time  that the police magistrate hag been called  'Upon to act in this Capacity for several  weeks.  William Goodwin, ope of Kaslo's pioneer  residents, died on Friday morning of  blood poisoning, the result of a slight  wound received while working at Whitewater. He was an Englishman and came  first to Winnipeg, where lie did considerable work a.s a contractor and builder.  He came to Kaslo iu the early days, of the  town, and built the Great Northern hotel,  which was carried away by the flood in  18!)t. He was a vestryman in St. Maries  church and a good citizen.  The local society of Macabees held installation services in public on Friday  evening last. There was a fair attendance and the ladies connected with the  association furnished refreshments. Ail  present seemed to have an enjoyable  time.  George D. Reid has transferred the  agency of the.Dominion Express Company  in this city to W. S. Jameson of the C.P.R.  telegraph service, aiid has gone for a  three month's sojourn in Eastern Canada.  VVhile away away he will take a course  of instruction in military affairs, being  captain of the local rifle company.  The city council at its regular meeting  got down to'business in a businesslike  way, although some of its, methods seem  crude and ill considered. A claim was  made by H. W. Bucke that a portion of  Sweeping Amendments Will Be  Made  to  Provincial Elections Act This Session.  Victoria, Feb. 11.���The long looked  for  Provincial   Elections    Amendment    Act  which  was introduced  by  the attorney-  general was printed and distributed in  the house   yes_erdajr.     It  makes  many  drastic changes.   Among them it provides  that all sailors, soldiers and marines shall  be disqualified from voting. All employees  of the provincial government,  drawing  salaries of more than $25 . per month  are  also  disqualified.      All   judges   of   the  supreme and county courts,- and all sheriff sand deputy sheriffs are treated in the  same way.  The bill also provides that the Cassiar  election shall be held simultaneously with  the elections in the other constituencies  throughout the province.  The voters' lists of the cities of Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster  which have been in use for years will also  be made up fresh. Courts of revision are  to be held on the first Monday in May  aud in November, instead of only one revision in August as heretofore. The voting in the cities is to .be from 9 a.m. to  7.30 p. m., and in other constituencies  from 8 a. m. to 5 p.m.  No election petition by the new bill can  be tried during the session of the legislature nor within 15 days before or after  the ses-'ion. The security to be deposited  with election petitions is reduced from  $2000 to $500.  " The opposition press is frantic here. It-  condemns the measure as iniquitous.  There is little doubt but that it will be  strenuously opposed. r-  The supreme court amendment act is  not yet printed, but it is said that it will  provide ��for sittings of the full court at  Vancouver, which it is said will raise-objection from the Victoria members of the  legal profession. . -.        " ' ,~  "-     .FAVORITISM. SHOWN   VICTORIA.     ;  Receives the Attention.of the  Liberal ,Club of  Vancouver Last Evening-.  Vancouver," Feb. "II.���The Vancouver  Liberal Club' held a meeting last night,  and- afforded the members an opportunity for airing, their views on the proposed scheme for senate reform.- While  there was no generally acceptable plan  suggested the ..consensus of opinion  seemed ntb be that -the senate should not  bo abolished but reformed.    ���.  A resolution was passed drawing the attention of the federal authorities, to the  fact that all custom work in connection  with the trade to all points on the northern  coast, Atlin Lake and the Yukon was being transacted in Victoria, and that the  ports in Burrard constituency and Vancouver were most contiguous to these  districts, and therefore the natural, port  for distribution and Vancouver should be  the port of customs.  Numerous other matters iu which Vancouver seemed to be overlooked were  cited. The,question of redistribution was  also incogporatolVitrj:heugspjlitiOJl for_tlu3_  "purpose of showing the Uuf#Trnes;s of .the  present allotment" of representation' by  which large constituencies like Burrard  and Cariboo-KooteuayrYale had snJa'lier  representation" than the compact constituency Of Victoria.  Slocan Shipments via Kaslo.  KaslO,. Feb. 10.���Tlie ore receipts at the  Kaslo. station of th0 Kootenay Railway &  Navigation Company's, railway division  for the WCek ending February lOtli were  not up to the usual standard. lLxtremc  #old weather may account for a portion  of the deficiency, lint as the Payne and  Slocan Star do nob appear noiongst the  shipping mines, it is presumable that tlie  output of these properties went out over  theCanadiat)Pacilic railway. The receipts  at Kaslo were as follows:  i'uiii)ii.-i  Jicco    S(MlfW  iviinlioc   so.mju  .tiickiso'ti Mines  Cs.ihmj  (irc-it Wost urn  <H>,UIK)  W'liilcwtitiM-.  WWO  Uiinlimullcs  ��� ��� ��� ��� 10.000  Hcii   :��o.ooo  Knlrlbfor-Ciiriboo  ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ��� ���   WKK)  These make a total ol'45S pounds: or 220  tons. The Reco shipments with one-half  nf these from the Ivanhoe went to Aurora,  Illinois. The balance of the Ivanhoe shipments and those made from the Dardanelles and R-imbler went to the Puget  Sound Reduction Works at Everett. The  balance of the ore was passed through  the Sampling Works of the....-Kootenay  Ore Company.  Soldiers Burned Out at Halifax.  Halifax, Feb. 1.1.���There was fire in the  citadel about midnight. The officers'  canteen and recreation rooms were  burned. The occupants were helpless, as  the hydrants were frozen and the engine  would not work. Water was pumped  from the engines down in the city and  the fire got under control at .3 a. m. Damage is large. All the regimental papers  were burned. ���  - A Coal Oil Lamp Which Exploded.  Tilsonburg,  Out., Feb.  11.���Miss Maud  Knevel, who was badly burned by the explosion of a coal-oil lamp yesterday, has  died of her injuries.  TELEGRAPHIC NEWS BY WIRE  . The Dorothy Morton Clean Up.  Vancouver, Feb. 11.���Two gold bricks  were brought in yesterday afternoon  from the Dorothy Morton mine at Phillips  Arm. The}'" represent in value in' tlie  neighborhood of $10,000 aud are the result  of the clean up for one month's work,  Drowning Accident at Vancouver.  Vancouver, Feb. 11.���A boat containing  four men was capsized in the narrows at  Vancouver yesterday while on its way to  a ranch a few miles distant. Fortunately  they were all strong swimmers, and with  one exception succeeded in making the  shore. Edward Caulfield who was one'of  the party is missing and is believed to  have gone down. A search party is. now-  looking for him.   Getting: Worked Up in the East.  Ottawa, Out., Feb. 11.���The Toronto  Star, which is favorable to the Laurier  government, says editorially: "The  United States prospectors who have been  shut out of the Atlin Lake district by  British Columbia's recent legislation and  who are now petitioning the authorities  at Washington to interfere might at the  same time call the attention of congress  to the fact that similar legislation exists  in the United States which is directed  against Canadians. Their chief object  appears to be to get iuto Canada's gold  .fields, and keep Canadians out of the  United State? goldfields. The Star adds  that just so long as the United States  maintains its alien discrimination, just so  long should Canada retaliate, .and , any .  attempt by the Dominion government at  disallowance will recoil upon sir Wilfrid  and his colleagues."  Canadian Poet Dead.  Ottawa, Feb. 11.���Archibald Lampmah,  the well-known Canadian poet, died this  morning from pneumonia, aged 48. ���., He  was only confined to his room for 24  hours. Lampman was a clerk in the post  office department, and leaves a wife and  two children. He had just concluded the  revision of the proofs for. a new volume"  of poems, which will make its appearance  shortly. ,    ���  The Official Dismissed..  .Ottawa. Feb. 11.��� The minister of justice  -'  has .been   advised   that  Thomas Avery,  deputy collector of customsat Port'Huron,  Michigan', wJv> fpr^ibl_y deported a Cana-.  diaii named Meger, has been dismissed by  the United States government.  Lead Takes a Drop.  New   York,   Feb.   U.��� Bar  silver  was '*  quoted   yesterday" at   50��c.- Lead    was  somewhat weaker being quoted at-$1.40  (.$4.45.   The   firm  that" fixes "the   soiling  price for miners and smelters quoted lead  at  $4.20 at th�� close, a dropof. lOcents '  from the- quotation of- tlie previous day.  The San*Francisco price for silver bars  was 59��c  ���_"  A Chance for American Gold Seekers."  Vancouver, Feb.  11.-^According.to, the   .  reports from the latest' Dawson City arrivals, a rich strike has= been made on Mc- l  Donald creek.   The new strick is close to - -  the boundary line of British  Columbia,  but being in the Northwest the ground is  open  to   all  American   prospectors  who  may arrive in time to take.it up.  -Do_ainioti-Financ.B_-I_aprovln._f.-  Ottawiif l^b Il.--T.he, fiiJanCial report Of  the Dominion for  theseveh .tnotfths eh$r  ing .lauunry HlsL. shows an Oi'dinary re\;<-  ehueof $_5,ft)(��,()00, as against $21,440,000,  for the saijie period last year, an ordinary"  increase of $4,210,000..  Log-ger Drowned in Hd^e SoMnd.  Vancouver, Feb. LL���D. Lister, a; logger,  while Under the Influence of liquor, fell  overboard from the steamer COqulllanl  on Thursday while in Howe Sound, lie  iCiUnediateiy sank and the body was nOt  recovered. ^   British Columbi_i'��� EJxpor.t Trade.  Vancouver, Feb. 11. ��� Yesterday the  Norwegian steam-hip Rugnor sailed for  V!advostock with A cargo of 2250 toi)s.  She carried 1.101,121. feet ot lumber Vftluett.  at $10,025. ,1-urly this morning R. M. S.  Aorangi left for Australia. She took  nearly 2000 tons of freight from Van.-;  con ver, most of which was made up ot  agricultural implements. At Victoria she  will load 15,000 barrels of lime for San  Juan, and 100 tons of hay for Honolulu.  Caulfleld Made the Shore Safely.  Vancouver, Feb. II���The searching  party which Went out in search of Caul-  field, the man who was supposed to have  been drowned as the result of the boating  accident in the narrows, has been successful in finding Caulfield. He made the  shore all right, but was greatly exhausted. ,  Lockjaw From a Dog Bite.  St. Thomas, Out. Feb. .11. ��� Amos  George,an Indian, was bitten and had his  face badly torn by a bull dog yesterday.  Lockjaw had set in shortly after and his  recovery is doubtful.  Fire in Buckingham.  Buckingham, Out., Feb. 11.-Cameron's  block on Main street was burned at 3  o'clock yesterday morning. Several families had a narrow escape. The loss is  estimated at $20,000. 2  THE TRIBtIXE:   KELSON B.C.   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY U, 1899.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TUIBUNK is published every afternoon  ��ill be delivered by carrier hi  week;  a year.  THK DAILY  (except Sunday), and wi  any town in Kootenay for twenty-live cents  or will be mailed to subscribers for five dollar  THK YVKEKLY TRIBUNE is published every Wednesday and Saturday, and will be mailed to subscribers  for two dollars a year.  REGULAR APVKRTISKMK.VI'S printed in both tho  daily and weekly editions for S3 per inch per month.  Twelve linos solid nonparicl to be counted as one inch.  LOCAL OR HEADING 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 payable in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  A.  H.  HOLDICII���Analytical Chemist and Aonayer.  Victoria street, Nelson.  JC. GWILLIM, B.A.Sc. & W. 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.  K  NIGHTS  OF PYTHIAS���Nelson   Lodge,  Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall,  No,   25,  Macdon  ald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon^streets, every  visiting knights are cordially invited to attend.  second and fourth Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  isiting Knights are cordially invited to attend.  R. G. Joy, C. C. George Ross, K. of R. & S.  Mhz f&vibnne.  SATURDAY FEBRUARY" 11,   1899  Nelson is now governed by a city  solicitor, and not by a mayor and aldermen ; formerly it was governed by a  mayor and aldermen, and not by a city  solicitor. The old council issued orders to  the officials it created ; the new council  takes its orders from its appointees. But  a majority of the people of Nelson wanted  it that way.  It is even said that the purchase of the  water works system,by the old council is  to he attacked, and the individual -members of the Council that made the purchase are to be sued for the amount paid  to the Consumer's Water Works Company. The majority of the people of  Nelson willed it so.  "Jok" Martin cannot hold a candle to  "Bill" Galliher as a bulldoser.  TO THE  ELECTORS  OF THE NELSON RIDINC OF-WEST KOOTENAY.  Gentlemen: Having been compelled to resign my seat  in the legislative assembly, owing to an infraction of the  "Constitution Act," I ngniii have the honor of offering  myself as a candidate to represent you in the legislative  assembly.  It will bo my aim to further, as far as in me lies, the  best interests of the Nelson riding and tho provinco generally.  I very much appreciate the valuable services of those  who labored so actively and successfully in the July campaign and would ask a continuance of that support, bong now in a position where I can render good service to  Kootenay.  My time being so fully occupied, it will be impossible  to see nil the electors before election day, but will -visit  as many places in the district as possible.  I have the honor to be, gentlemen, yours, etc.  J. FRED HUME.  Nelson, February 1st, 1899.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine lager Beer  Ale and Portep  The Trenioiit Hotel  IV|AL0[iE & TRECII.LUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for Miners and Prospectors  THE BEST BRANDS OK  Liquops and Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  One  of the best and most.popular hotels in Nelson.  W  m  w  m  C=>.c=).(^. C=).p2.p3,  &���&.&���  ^.^.^.  Prompt and regular  delivery to tho trade.  Brewery at Nelson.  If every oflicial act of the old council is  to be reopened, and if in the opinion of  the present city solicitor it has been  illegal, what action will the present city  council take?  Costello'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 at corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  QUEER'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  Large comfortable  bedrooms and   ilrst-class  dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  _E.___a?_-is eS2 _p_3jr _3___-_r  m  it&  Mrs.  E.  G,   CL/\RKE,  Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary,  The fiat has been issued! It is, in effect that what Dr. Arthur failed to  accomplish in six months in the courts,  will be accomplished in six' hours byjan  opinion from a city solicitor. --   ���    = ^ . '���"'  ,,'   't ' Platinum��ln the North.  - Early in December a very rich nhdL of  platinum was struck: on'{lie Hdotalinqua.  Black sand was found, in nearly every  stream of the Yukon territory, and while  considered a good indication of.gold, is.  ,always , a nuisance ". to Washers. On  account of its "great 'specific gravity  it remains in the sluice boxes with the  gold and even hand panning will not  always separate the two. It, was this  kind of sand that was found on the property of Captain Jack Crawford.and that  ;was analysed. Twelve pounds of it were'  taken tromMea^  1 i nquS> and"; foiiifd; ��*\zfflv,y. "������" feTcbv ^Fur tM.eV'  testSUna.de Showed'the sand^td�����beMvorth!��  .the fabul0Ms"i��i^^^^  platinum,DonaDm,etal!tliatPiiy useajargelyior  crucibles aud pthata�� today,fuiore^valuable*  than^sil y,e_r.do   ��n H - v/s ��� v     \   * �� vn D ��  �� a *s�� *  SMOKE UNION MADE CICARS       "  W. A. C0STELL0. PROPRIETOR  Wilson & HaPshaw  DRAYING and  :"���-   EXPRESS      V  ffi  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  trains .and boats.,  given" "the-Jt'rans-  \. Bus' meets .all  Special  attention  ferof baggage;'  Office,,^ and stables  on   Vernon   street,   opposite1 The  Tribune office.���   Telephone No/35.;  h\ D. HUME, Manager.  The finest hotel in tho interior.  Largo sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  CORNER OF WARD AND VKIINON STS., NELSON  BON TON RESTAURANT.  OPEN DAY'AND. NIGHT   . '  EXPRESS and DRAYING  d  ti  Q UrrsJ?EQFATit Y"  If  Having purchased the express and = _rayini  business of,,,J. -W.���po��:yni, we are preparci-  tt'o\dot"all&kii)ds\bf���work in- thisjliric.land��s_-.���s'  Oicit' the "pktronageof.'tlieipQople''of��NelSnon."  iOr/lers;��left4iti."lJ."MdAr|hur,���"&nneo]'s store,  ���sfibrUuv-fstf i&brherflSakecand Ward/Streets^  ;wiir>rccei,verpni:6nipt"��iittentTon.' Telephone* 85".-  G gfilERAi. TEA MSTERS  The'only restaurant;- in*-the-city  .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  - BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON  " ..The no"nly��hbtcl;in��Ne]soh .Hal  managementsin6e 1890. .. ���   ...  b; S'Tb'e^tfed-rooms1 s,are*��^ylell" If urnislied  glSSctribity." ' �� '*  .". /t5hubjdinii%-poorii'is';hnot".sccbiid^to��an,vin Kootenay.  ���j'The. bav! is alwaysj��tQclied?*'by.tho "besit dbmeijtic! and  "iihpbrjtedliqubrs'andoiga'rs.".,    .."    ".      ��� :    "*"  ,;"" "' " "'"'; ". .  "." s,TJIOM:^S:.MADDEN; Kbprietf-f.-".  >!ANU���fi'AGTUH'KD BV THE  Kootenay Cigar  Manufacturing Go.  H.-.JX Aslieroft  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagpil I'bpairing promptly attocited to by a llrat-class  wheel wight.  Special attelitlon given to all kinds of repairing and  custom work froin outside points.  SHOP:    Hall Street, between Baker and Varnon, Nelson  WHEN YOU REQUIRE  POKER CHIPS  " AejBNts von  The Imperial Oil Co.   Standard Oil Co.  Washington Brick &i\d Lirqe Cq.  The H. W. IV|cNiell Co., Ltd., Canadian An.th.ra-  = cite Coal (Hard)  Dealers in.  STO'v'SWOOD  C. F. E  and  Wood Dealer  liasrenmined uiider one  and; lighted ,b��y  3E._3^^E3 XiSajO _3__33  Renovtfted rind deSoratbd.throughout. Ffstrblass .sample  rooms, t'rub bus nlbets all trains". The- Kevelstbke  Street Car  Company run hourly street, car service  ==between=V-icXbr;a=hotelaind"Htatioh;   J, V... PKRKS. Proprietor.  Assessment Act and Provincial rjeven;ue Tax Act  WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT, NELSON DIVISION.  BEST DRY WOOD  Delivered to any IHirt of the city.  Kull measurement guaranteed.  PLAYING CARDS  Kemeniber you can get them from  -5.   J.  Aberdeen Block, Nelson. U. C.  MIGHTON  PIANOS  Steinway and Nordheimer lead  the world. Art & Music Co.,  agents, Baker street, Nelson.  Office at Corner Baker and Ward Streets.  MORTGAGE SALE.  Under and by virtue of the powers of sale conlainod in  a certain mortgage, which will be produced at the time  of sale, there willbe oll'ered by public auction by Charles  A. Waterman & Co., auctioneers, at their olllce. West  Baker street, Nelson, B. C, on Tuesday, 21st day of February. A. I>. 189!), at the hour of _ o'clock in the 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 a.^ lot number throe (3) in block twenty-  four (24) as shown on a map or plan of sub-division of  lot 292, group 1, West Kootenay district, deposited in tke  land registry olllce at Victoria as plan 49<i as amended.  On the property is erected a two-story frame building.  Terms of sale: Ton per cent (10%) of the purchaso  moiioy to be paid to the vendors or their agents at tho  time of salo, and the balance, without interest, to be paid  within thirty (30) days thereafter.  Further terms and conditions Of sale will be made  known on day of sale or on application to Macdbnell,  McMastor & Geory, 51 Yonifc street, Toronto, solicitors  for the vendors, or to  ,  . ���   6HARLKS A. WATERMAN & CO.,  Auctioneers, Nelson. B. C.  Horse Impounded.  Taken up on Baker street, one cream colored horse,  about 8 years old, now impounded at city pound. Owner  can have same by paying expenses.  WILLIAM GOUTON. Poundkecper.  Dated at Nelson, February 7th, 18P0,  Notice is hereby glveil 'iii.accordiiiigo with the statutoSi  that provincial revenue tax and all taxes levied undpr  the Assessment Act, arc now dilb for the ybar IHIKJ. All  the above-named titles collectable within the West  ICootoiiay <listriet, No1k6ii< division; are payable at my  oflicc, Kaslo.  Assessment taxed are col loo table at the following  rates, viz.:  If paid on or before Juno 30th, 1899.  Three-fifths of one pqr cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on assessed value of wild  land.  Oiie^half of one per cent on personal property.  On so inuch on the income of any person as exceeds  Olio thou-and dollars, the following rates, namely: upon  such excess of income when the same is not more than  ten thbusand dollars, one per cent; when such excess is  over ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one-bunrter 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-flfths of one per cent on real property.  Three per cent on the assessed value of wild land.  Three-fourths of ono per ceiit on personal property.  On so much on tho income of any person as exceeds ono  thousand dollars, tho following rates, namely: upon such  excess when the same is not more than ten thousand  dollars, ono and one-quarter of one per cent;, when  such excess is over ten thousand dollars and not more  than twenty'thoiisand dollars, one and one half of one  per cent; when such excess is over twenty thousand dollars, ono and throe-quarters of one per cent.  Provincial revenue tax, 83 per capita.  JOHN KERN, Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B. C, 23rd January, 1899.  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 license to sell liquor at retail at my hotel,  known as the Florence.Hotel, situate three miles east of  Nelson, on tho outlet of Kootenay lake, in West Kootenay district, British Columbia.  -.._., u ��� . ,o_,.       WILLIAM ROBERTS.  Dated February 3rd, 1899,  Cabinet* ��rop He_ift  arret Seveii  ��raweris^finisiiM^irT  Walnut and  which is not su  in the market.  Gabinetf JKi^pF yGabihet,  liibpafy Cabinet  Bi?op^fead^aM^f^rawer  ���. , is finished in  Oak has Rotary Shuttle  Md Ball Bearing.  THE DOMESTIC, WHITE AKD ZEMITH  7-Drawer furnished in Quartered Oak and Walnut.  If you are thinking, about buying a machine 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. -v  The  Jeweler  _30__C  34  The Jeweler  BOX   34     .  Notice   of  Applieation   for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  BERLIN I, 3251 B. 1, KVltliICA I, 3255 O. 1. O. V. G. FRACTION  1.3254 C. 1, imrrANNIA T.3253 0. 1,'OltAND L.1840G. l.MAO  KKAOTION I. 325G O. 1, MINKKAI. CLAIMS, 8n'UATK IN  THK NKLSON MINING DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV  UI8TKIUT, AND I.OCATKD ON TOAD MOUNTAIN, ADJOINING T1IK HALL MINES.  Take notice that I, John Hlrsoh, as agent for the Hall  Mines Company, Limited, free minors certilicato No.'  2551a, intend, sixty days from tho. date hereof, to apply  to the miniiiK recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of Such  certificate of improvements. JOHN HIRSCH.  Dated this 36th day of November, IS08. [Jan 25]  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certifieate  of  KVKNING STAR AND HAPPY JACK MINERAL CLAIMS,  SITUATK IN TIIK NKLSON MINING  DIVISION   OF   "WEST  ��� ".'KOOTENAY DISTRICT, AN'l) LOCATKD BETWEEN SANDY  AND EAGLE CREEKS, ABOUT KIVE MILES WEST FROM  NELSON.  Take notico that I. Arthur S. Farwell. acting as agent  for George A. Kirk, free miner's certilicato No. 88385, and  John A. Turner, free miner's certificate No. 19fHA, intend,  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose ot obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And  further take notico that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements. A. S. FAHWELL. -  Dated this 20th day of December, 1898. [Dec. 2iJ  Reward!   $50!  To the persons giving information lending to tho discovery of the whereabouts of ROBERT S. QUACKKN-  BUSH, will be paid the above reward. Hobprt S. Quackenbush left this vicinity March, U8G, going to the Pacillc  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. The parties are anxious to henr from  him very soon. He is 29 years old. Ke formerly lived at  Pine Hill, town of Manchester, Jackson County, Wisconsin.. Address G. M. PERRY, Black River Falls,  Wisconsin.  The Tribune will buy Old Rags TEE TRIBUNE:   NELSOJN, B.C.  SATURDAY FEBRUARY   11, 1899.  4'<  ���%%*,  ���K  ]ANK OF MONTBEAL  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  THE _B^_2Sr_K:  OP  LORD STRATHCONA AND  MT. ROYAL, Prosldont  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CLOUSTON General Managor  3sr__3__.so_sr _3_s___3sro_=_:  S.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       BRANCHES IN       LONDON (England), NEW TOBK, OHIO AGO  and In tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  : GRANT COMMERCIAL AND TRAVELLERS' CREDITS,  available in any part of the world. -   ���  DRAFTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; ETC.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  THE   RIGHT : OF   WAY.  A Railroad Agent's Stratagem.  The president of the Great South-Western Railway Company tapped impatiently  on the table. The other members of the  board kept a constrained silence, and the  second vice-president, in charge of extension, gazed longingly at a plebeian sign of  "beer" across the street and seven stories  below. It was at him the president was  directing his remarks!  "It is ridiculous," he said,, "that we  should be blocked by the obstinacy of one  man in our endeavor to build this branch  line. A casual observer would certainly  suppose that the executive department of  the company had sufficient brains to overcome such an obstacle as this. The situation is simple enough. Here is our road  and here are the mountains in which the  new strikes have been made. To develop  them, machinery must be hauled in and  ore hauled out. That means a branch  line. One man owns all the land���mesa  and foothills���between the railroad and  the mines. We must cross his ranch, but  he declines to sell a right of way. He is a  pioneer and is. bull-headed. Heisays the  country was getting along without rail-  ^.Tpads\w.hjafr:'".l^  ;,"Vca'h]Lgent-S"��aM  **.-������ mustsoyercome, hisTObjections^but mow/:  J.V"W_*6ff.r:.C"��paS^M  x��edone,*and -he*r^eplie8'b^sugges���ting5;that,  Vour. grad in g*6u th ts br i h g al on gSone'matpSar;.*  r���:orcomns.;"D"He;i8lcertaiuly-a* contrary iinT  ;Kdiyjduual.i*!Haye *eIv*sutaced,4thef.caseKcpr��-:  ,B-- ",rpc,.ly .f�� ft ��^c���Ksv, V\ *���!#$   "<j ���y���js���"-;���.b/�� .���!��^;����� *!,",������'  V\den"t|:*;re)in<oVl^  ."��� n,i6W��tq'\-he.Tma.pIf6u:ft*^  ^"(exc-piibh���&^QoJpn"eljS���npr^  ^ ��. ��d|sy,ia tiki; iHeSi .<* "com m ii nity ,Sanpl:' hi ore"; ���  �� rb'eiii^'a ^  "at'tilfs jof'lahd ;Aejis;a5.���polit*icil ipartyj^bie^  ... qnu ���e h,e:employs;inorex'pwfpunchersjthan ���  ! Liyou s tanj ;pj'<jiharil y* 5ge"t Soge the. *��fea ��  ��� Ccjoujitrjf ^^  "?. of,"his\vifealth^'auo!sthe��it��xe|iJhe pay|;{lie4s1  n,a^lA,i^-en|qVcer'%)jfa,c"as^_fe ieSs.fiut,];hebau3e^  lie;ctfn, sjfqpj straig^^^  ; #,b^i^u^.iJhi8>��daiig_��tVi:^�����w*_tQ.th'. BI ^haye; had*  .'���iftMh^pfljig^aByrin tlie ;T_rritory. *\yhat  ' .;.fcaffi a ���ppqr,vorH ijiar;y%I^i)f^_iU^opni'pau-<y<d{f  a'gainst'suich' al cpm��binStion ? ."'We clhnqb  �����cqndfmn}iiltitil "we>can���get a ���rightot ;way  ��� frqm^the/bpai'd ofsuperlyi.b.rs.ashels'tthe  "country gqvernuieiitV'^  ���   .The -president =��� mopped kjs brow* " His  gaze   wandered   ajjrdss   the   street and  down seven stories |o a sign.   He arose  ==_;nd'pi_k-d~upThi_r8ilk"haTt;   ~~ "  "All right," he said. "We mittfe get  across that ranch some way."  A cloud of .ii.ii.tij was .coming, down the  road. Theophilus SmUhcarefuiry watched  it fqiramoiuenEt, and then turned Bucyru.  among the bowlders by the roadside.  Bucyrus was his nitile- Just ahead qf the  dust-clc-iid appeared a frantic horse, tear?  ing wildly, down the 'road toward him.  Now and then.he cpuld catch glimpses of  a swaying buckboard and a young lady  clinging to the seat: Theophilus, who  was a careful young -man, put his briarr  woqfl pipe in the inside pocket of his  jacket, drew his .bmbreip down tightly  upon his head, and then disinterestedly  Watched the approaching rnnrtway. As  the dust-cloud.and its contents passed,  Bucyrus wheeled, and they, too, Went  . flyingdowij the road. Through sand and  over bowlders they went, horse, buck-  board, mule, and dust.  "Excuse me, miss," said Theophilus, as  he came alongside and reached for the bit  of the running horse ; "pleasant day, is it  not?"  He gripped the bridle hard, pulled sideways and backwards, and Bucyrus cheerfully sat down to the occasion and slid.  There was more dust, and then they  stopped.  Theophilus rubbed some of the dirt  from his eyes andfraised his sombrero to  the girl in the buckboard.1 She looked at  him with wide-open blue eyes.  "I am very sorry," he said, politely, "to  stop you so rudely merely to ask you a  question ; but will you kindly pardon me  and inform me where colonel Suortally  lives?"  The young lady's lip quivered, and, instead of replying, she burst into tears.  Then, recovering from her embarrassment  and fright, she drew a deep breath and  smiled faintly, and, as the color came  back to her cheek?, she answered:  "I am the colonel's daughter, and I will  gladly show you the way home."  Theophilus spoke a few. words to the  still restless horse, handed the reins up to  the young lady, aud led Bucyrus to: the  rear of the buckboard, to which he tied  him.   '.v  "I suppose," said-the colonel's daughter,:!  as  they started  up the  road, "that -1'  Are now prepared to issue  Drafts and Letters of Credit on  Dawson City, Yukon District.  should thank you for saving my life and  my father's best buckboard. Really, I  thank you very much. If you will stop  at the house for dinner, I will try and  show my gratitude with some tortillas  and frijoles ot my own cooking."  "The debt of gratitude is on my side,  and not yours." Theophilus answered. "I  am in search of work as a cowboy, and I  can not but hope that your acquaintance  is an auspicious omen."  "Cowboys don't talk like that," she  said, a little sharply, eying him in surprise. "You're not fitted for a range man -  anyway. Cattlemen don't ride mule?.  Papa says there is only one animal more  ridiculous, stupid, and idiotic than a  mule, and that is the man who rides oue.  "But your father doesn't know Bucyrus."  "Nor his owner," she rejoined, laughing.  They stoped in front of a long, low,  adobe ranch-house, with deep-set windows and doors. Ivy circled the windows'and climbed to the eaves. A few  firs, some tall blue gums, and a dozen  palms stood in the front yard. The house  was set far back, and the veranda that  surrounded it was half-hidden in the  green of orange-trees. A stream from  the mountains ran through the orchard  in the rear, its course marked by a line of  cotton woods and willows, that broke the  monotony of the otherwise treeless mesa.  On the other side of the creek, and at  some distance from the house, were the  corrals aud stables of the ranch.  The young lady stepped lightly to the  ground.    "I will call papa," she said.  A few minutes later a tall man, heavy  set, with a face like the full moon in harvest time, his scanty locks somewhat grizzled with the first snowfall of the winter  of life, came swinging down the walk  with great strides.  "How air ye !" he shouted before reaching the gate. "Glory tells me ye ketched  that son of Satan thar jest in time. I'm  mighty glad -to meet ye." He seized  Theophilus's hand and Theophilus tried  to look pleased.  "Jack I" shouted Colonel SnortaHy. , A  dusltyi'-cowboy^withwa Vsqmbr^orphs^hte/  back *qf thisi Jhead asauntj-re^dsi a?ouiij_C- tlie -  cprher,lbf$h^  beyond: thar!h!-;sh6p  IMPERIAL BANK  OF CANADA  Capital,  Reserve  Paid 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. .       '���'  Deposits of 41  and  upwards received  and interest,  allowed. o  J. M. LAY, Manager.  jte'r^er^^a.-'M";^7 ��j i;���,*^^���j.&--w.7 ^s  ^f^%h^::;^;^^sv?^:"r>^t^;^  ^Dinner 'll>be ^readyvby'risby.��� vWhM'a  that?beast;come from ?" he*added,;�� point-  ling^ktSu^ip^JT^^Mt^^ *r��  r#^o���utdpnlt*_ay|o1'I.:S;pd>ed,sya4kn61vtd  ".b^tteKhjthat^^Mures^hain't^^^^  "this ira*nch^^��Can't*ye,":tind�� a-'?*greasef"to.  f-gjye'himi^r^r-^i^:".".^;^ ^ *:��������-.���.,  ^���5"^BjScyrus|i8:no;cpm"m  fpw^er.^al mly^^"he"kn6ws*more^^  ^horse^you^^ver." "mwy-; -Arid Jhe {can iuhj  Htbo":"���*":=J"^f"> * f "VV" V   ".   ""''" "���" '   ���"���     "   ��  �������� /This last^reniark.amusied" the=";CPlonel sp"  imightily*that:he'satl"dc!vvn .on the"*pprcli"  -step��atid ls(ughed���heartily."- "A"��� mule "that  /could rdiv!   "I^heypryet clapped Hpye'sjoii,  *a mul.jthat.cpulcl k'elich a-yVarh'li' tcalf; in  La; fa*ir^race.;\ Must,. bep���.a" slpwikehtry you-  *grAw?d!upaif,��� ypUngs��" niah:"�� The colbnel-'  wiped his: eyes aridi chuck led; .= ^ ������ ��       ���"'"���'  *��� ;."Well^OTtay>^"���skidJ%h\ aetendefi' of  Iniiles, dgtermitfedly, is-Vlh-showlybu one  Hniulejthsit can run1." ������-., ���  ���   "Stay!   ��Ecptirse yefiftstay* if ye wan-  te"r,f  said  iColonel "Sriprtally," cordially.  "Ye"kin hevyer; pick:"of ](>bs, ah' ef.ypu  must make a holy shpw.bf that mule, we'll  _perVide the necessary ^cessojrieS/' __  ^^Theophilus'^ s tayedr^H^Wal^handy"  with the lariat, rode a horse like a native  and a mule a greal deal better.   He evidently   understood   all   the   marks   and  deeps of the bovine eharaeterj and very  .shortly   won tha't  for hitiiself which   he  could not for his mule���the Colonel's respect.   When Bucyrus would head off a  skilful    stampeder,     colonel    Snortally  would grumble -oinethitig about   "fools  Eushiii' in," and whea he would dodge a  belligerent steer he wojild growl something about a,  "fool for  luck."   On the  subject of mules  the colonel Jand Theophilus continued to disagree.   The argued  the question morning,  noon, and night*  The colonel pointed put the bad qualities  of  the mule; Theophilu. grew eloquent  over the animal's virtues.   (Jlory smiled*  but took no part in the discussion, which  resulted   in the  famous race  at  Crag's  Corner���a   race that is   still memorable  throughout all of the Poncho Basin country.  The co'onel brought out a long-legged  mustang that he had purchased across  the border the year before. This mustang was a sad deceiver, and had lightened the pocket of many a cowboy who  had bucked a home animal against the  imported stock. A light-weight Mexican  rode him. A few minutes later Bucyrus  ambled forth, wearing that surprised  look of a mule when he is but half-awakened from a sweet dream of peace with  plenty of barley hay in it. Judge Arkan-  saw West officiated as starter and judge.  All the inhabitants of the Basin were on  hand to see the race, and even old man  Johnson stopped his sheep-shearing aud  came from over the range with all the  hands to enjoy the holiday.  At the start the mustang ran away  from Bucyrus, and at the quarter there  was room enough for a threshing-machine  between them. The crowd laughed and  cheered, and the colonel issued a general  invitation to free drinks for all present  after the race, for the colonel was very  fond of his own opinion. For some  reason Glory did not smile. But when  the animals reached the half, there was a  change. Bucyrus seemed to remember  that he was neither asleep nor working  for the government. He began to run.  At the last quarter there was silence, for  the crowd was holding its breath. While  the mustang and Bacyrus were coming  down the home-stretch the colonel's  countenance was interesting, and when  Bucyrus passed under the wire something  more than an ear ahead, the colonel arose  and made his way through the silence to  Crag's Palace of Delight and faintly asked  for a stimulant.  That night Theophilus showed a woeful  lack of good taste. He ostentatiously reviewed the merits of the mule family, and  of Bucyrus in particular. The colonel,  sat in fiery silence and chewed the cud of  bitter reflection, but finally, when Theophilus wound up by declaring that Bucyrus could outrun the Overland Limited  from Crag's Corner to the mountain-road  crossing, a distance of a little over a mile,  Colonel Snortally arose in his wrath and  swore.  "I'll bet ye anything ye want that yer  wall-eyed apology fer a hoss can't do anything of the kind," he said.  "Will you bet my pick of any hundred  unimproved acres on jrour ranch against  Bucyrus that he can't ?" quietly asked  Theophilus.  "Sartinly," said the colonel, who, deep;  down in his heart, had a liking for Bucyrus.  "All right," said Theophilus; "if you  say so, we will settle it tomorrow���going  west." The colonel said so and went to  bed.  By the light of the stars that night a  man rode hurriedly down to Crag's Corner, the nearest railroad station, and before dawn rode as hurriedly back to the  ranch again.  The next day was another day of excitement in the Basin.   The rumor of the  novel race spread swiftly.; That is why  Ike^ Williams  heard, way up in Rocky  Gulch, tha,t Colonel Snortally .hadibet,his,  ���forty thousang��;acre^anch\againsot��a*herd.;  dijm"ules\that ia_ .certain, ^swif iT��� animall of?  ��ha_,v:km.dvcould"%^^  ".Limited-inX ten-milefrac^^5vf" vtfV(&%>:  IJTh"e>va;go-riVrb^  railroad *;track^ so:Bncyi;us.���wa&7nQtfhandi-A  l"ca��pftedt^sT,h^  ^th*e.��!!a|t^^  trcmehdous��spni^Tshbt?ahe  itvyeen.'hi^seltfand^theeng^m  a"re\wiseacfes iri"the��Basin|\vhb^h"ake��their  sli^ads ��� when.. jtel,hngv*of f .fcha.fr. wonderJUd  race,j'and hi!it-���thkt*the;;erigineer;^w4s: na^  ,"��� "sG���oldnel".^Sn;6rial ly-wasia^gopd nlbser^and���  ' hp"Coh*.e��fltll ly* in.yi ted? l^heophil Us��. put;" the^  : nex^d^y;tpp:chposa  ^wa*s1iotsth��e"���lesC*.heerfiil" -becaiise" THeol^  philjLi^tbc'nighfc before Jbad .magjejhitn a  ^present "of>Bucyrus: Theophiltta prpyed  anjatnazing;choosey...��� He, .tpok^ a narrow  stripn"6f^^land-riinlnirlgfr���pm ^h|s>cornpf ��u"p=  ���tq.^WarJder's CahSn^Iat libhefopt" pf thpf  , mpjunt^in|;i\Tp"���t^  "IVfs cnbicje, ;he= said, spmefrhiug about i���t,!  m.akijggiB^;fe6b;d;'r1a_erti',acItj...  About a Weeli lai er Theophilus was em'  joying one evening a quiet after-dinner"  smpkeon the veranda.. He was at peace .  with the wo"rld, when colonel Snortally  came up the, 'walk. The colonel's face was  like the sun shining red through a  th ufadeii-clo'q'd.^He was too much.agitated  to speak for a minute, but when he did  begin fro talk his words were to the point.  From his expression one .might gather  that"'he ..was'perturbed, by the fact that  Theophilus had sold a certain 1.Q0 acres of  land as a right of Way to the Great  South-Wester 11 Railway 'Company. Colonel Snortally finished; by declaring his  intention of removing from the scene a  stranger who had takeu him in, and there  with drew his revolver.  There was a rustle of a dress, a low cry,  and Glory was sobbing, with her face on  TheophilUs's shoulder.  "Don't do it, .olonel, unless you feel  compelled to," said Theophilus-, rising  with one arm about Glory', "and unless  ypii want to make Glory a widow. We  were married two days ago."  Colonel Snortally's face grew white and  the revolver slipped from his gni.sp.  Glory was the dearest of all to him.  The president of the Great South-Western Railway Company looked across the  street and down seven stories to a certain  plebeian sign. Then he arose and picked  up his cane aud silk hat.  "Well," he said, "we won after all.  That; was cleverly done���cleverly done."  "Yes," said the second vice-president;  "but the attacking force lost heavily.  For the young man from my office who  engineered the deal has married the  colonel's daughter, made peace with the  colonel, and at the last report was laying  out a town at the terminus of our projected branch, and selling corner lots."  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  to  to  to  to  to  m  to  Bar  ��� �� ���  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  W. F. TEETZEL & CO  S^g;_r'g;S-. __!�����_��� fl_;'__j jSL-fr __._�����_�������� _�����.�����_��_��_�����'&���-��������-��������-_/___��� _n-__> _r.-_f.'_��.- __.���_�������� _��_��.��� _����� _?��� _?���_?��� ^���V-^- -���'���ar-ar ��� **���&�����? ���**?�����  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  ti  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  $  ti  Hi  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  ti  Hi  ti  H  Hi  Hi  Hi  ti  Hi  Hi  Hf  Hi  ti  Hi  Ht  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND SOO LINE  Fast  and  Short  Route  toLand   From  Kootenay Country.  First-class and Tourist Sleepers Operated from  PACIFIC: TO ATLANTIC  Tickets issued through ami baggage  checked to destination.   -  oo3sr_sr_3ca?io_srs  James McPhee  PRACTICAL  ELECTRICIAN  Will contract to supply and install any l^ind of electrical machinery  Will wire buildings for electric lighting, electric bells,,  electric burglar alarms, electric tumuneiutor.s  Will contract to install fire alarm *y.sloros in towns and  cities.   Full stock ot wire and llxturcn on hand.  Rossland, Trail  and  Robson,.  DAILY  ....NELSON..  Arrive.   10:30 p. in.  Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co.  LAKE AND   RIVER   DIVISION  STU. INTERNATIONAL  Daily except Sunday.       Pacillc standard t.itno  KASLO TO NKLSON  Head Head      North  down up        hound  6:30 a.m    Ivaslo   8:30 p.m. Arrive  7:30    n     Ainsworth 7:10.  .. Due  8:1,0    ���   ......  Pilot. Bay  C:30- -n ���      Due  8:15    ���   Ualfour .;..,;. .C:00:   it Due  0:45    ii    Kivo-milo Point. 1'..5:1.0    n"  .'���' Duo  Arrive 10:30    u  Nelson .... ...\1:30    '.'.      Leave  Connects with N. & Ft. S.Ky. train for Spokane; leaving Five-mile Point at 10:05 a.m. ���'  Steamers leave Kaslo city wharf at, foot of Third' street  . KOBERT IRVING. Alanager.  .  South  bound  Leave  Due  Due  Due  Due  Leave.  G:10p. in   Main Lln,e and Intermediate Points via Slocan Lake.  Leave:                              .DAILY Arrive.  0:30 a. in NKLSON 8:30 p. in.  Lake-Kaslo Route--Steam.er Kokanee.  Kootenay  =Xeave.=  -Kaslo  =Daily=ExcepUSundajt  .........NKLSON....,.:.  J_r_i.v...  1:00 p. m .......NKLSON....,.: ..11:00 a: m.  ' K.ooten,ay River Route-Steamer Moyie.  Mon., Wed., Fi-i.                                   Tues., Thurs., Sat;  S:00a. in. Ldave NELSON., Arrive G:o0 p. in.  Makes'connoctioh at Pilot Day with stgamer Kokanee  in both directions.  Steamers on their reSpeptive routes Call at principal  landings in Uoth directions, and at other points when  signalled.  Ascertain Hates and full ihfofination by addressing  nearest local agent or  C. E. BE/\SLEY, City TicKot Agent,  R. W. DREW, Agent.  W. F. A.VDKUSOK, Travelinfe Pas'sqnger Agbnt, Nelson.  ..   K. .1. Co.Yl.Ki Dis't Passertger Agent;, Vancouver.  ''}  Nelson, B. C.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain railways.  Tfje only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson ai\d Rossland, an,d  Spokane at)d Rosslarjd.  Leave  0:20 a. in.  12.05 a.in  8:30 a.m.   NELSON    ROSSLAND....   SPOKANE....  DAILY   TRAINS.  Arrive   5:35p.m.   12:20 p.m.   .3:10 p.m.  The train that leaves Nelson nt (5:20 a. m., makes close  connections at Spokane with trains for all Pacific Coast  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con  nect at Marcus with stage daily.  C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.  ^aslo & Slocan Railway  GOING WKST  Leave  Arrive  'Leave  Arrive  8.00 a.  8.32 '  11.30 '  9.45 '  0.5.5 '  10.12 '  10.25 .   '  10.33 '  10.10 '  11.00 a.  11.15  G.  I1AII.V  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Hear Lake  McGuigan  Hailcy's  Cody Junction  Sandon  CODY   HitANCH.  Sandon  Cody  ffOINO  BAST  Arrive 3.55 p. m.  3.20 "  "       2.25 "  "      2.10 ��  ii       200 "  "       1.15 ��  "       1.31 ��  ...     1 23 "  Leave 1.15 ��  Arrive 11.40a. m  Leave 11.25    '.'  K COPKLAND, Superintendent.  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.;..,-  To and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply for sailing dates, rates, tickets, and  full information to any Canadian Pacific railway agent or  C. P. R. City Agent. Nelson.  . WILLIAM 8TITT, General & 8. Agent, Winnipeg.  WRITE FOR PRJGES.    Office and Storeroom:   Josephine Street, fielson. r  LONDON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA COLDFIELDS, Ltd.  HEAD  OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  !AII=c6rnrT3unicati6ns=i>elating=to-British^GolOrnbia=bUsiriess  ���   505, Nelson, BVitish Columbia  J.  S.  RODERICK  ROBERTSON, General Manager  S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer  { NEELSON, B,C.  GKESTOJST,   B. a  Situate on the Crow's  ber of any description  district of Kootenay.  Tenders Solicited  Nest Railway is  in  any quantity  prepared to  deliver lum-  at any  place within the  GOAT  RIVER   LUMBER  COMPANY,  G.  A.   BIGELOW,  MANAGER  Nelson  fflaning  Mills  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.  line   of  hand.  Sash,  Also  a  full  constantly on  JOHN RAE, Agent. THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON B.C.   SATURDAY, FEBRTJABY U, 1899.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Yesterday evening nlmut 5 o'clock Roy,  the five yetu- old son of .Mr. nnd Mrs. Wnl-  lace G. Brown, wandered away from Ids  home on Silica street. As simui hs lie was  missed friends and neighbors joined in  the search, and about (i.yO the Mule wanderer-was found by Rev. J. Rob-on in a  house on Robson street six blocks from  home, iuto which he had been taken by a  lady who found him ou the street.  The location of the following mineral  claims was recorded today at the Nelson  office : Brooklyn, situate on south side of  Hall creek, :{ mile from Hall Siding, formerly Number Two���C. J. Wilson. Xew  York, on Hall creek, formerly Number  One���A. H. Kelly. Nuggett, f> miles south  . of Nelson-B. 11. C. VValby.  Frank Dana Moore, purser on the  steamer Moyie, was presented last night  with a leather medal, by the officers of  the steamer Kokanee, as a token uf their  appreciation of the part he took in the  rescue of Isaac Lewis, a few days ago.  The medal was decorated on one side with  four brass buttons with the inscription  "Royal Humane Society." On the other  side was the inscription "Awarded to  Frank Moore, purser of steamer Moyie,  for conspicious bravery, iu diving into  the icy waters of Kootenay lake and saving Isaac Lewis from 'drowning." The  presentation was made at the slip near  Kootenay Landing by captain D. 0. Mc-  Morris. Mr. Moore made a modest and  fitting reply, disclaiming any desire that  his name should be handed down to posterity as a "hero."  H.-D. Ashcroft, who has been confined  to his room for the past week with an attack of la grippe, is able to be around  again.-  The trausfer of the Rams Horn mineral  claim, situatebetween Hidden and Porcupine creeks, from Valentine Carson of  Ymir, to Archie Gilfillau, was recorded  today, consideration $100.  Constable McPhee of Rossland arrived  in Nelson last night in charge of a prisoner  named H. G. Zimmerman, sentenced to  six weeks' imprisonment in the provincial  jail for stealing a number of dental instruments from Dr. Finlay of Rossland.  The blast furnace at the Hall Mines  smelter, which has been shut down for  repairs for the uast few days, will be  blown in on Monday. Regular shipments  of ore are being received daily from  Slocan points. -  George L. Lennox is confined to jhis  room in the Hotel Hume with an attack  of la grippe. "  ���;-'^TJhe':}_i,erclian'ts[an^ business meniu,Neel;;  ;'Sbn\'Tep6rt!aLrnevi���yriif^ ��which-  ip was a Hi et ~d u iu n g t uelnion t h : o h ,Ta n u a ry.;  During.the pnjst'twp,weeks.a/decided:,and'  ipGticeabl^ijiipilp^pmesnjpha^tjikeuiplaee'.  %i n' eyevydins^o f}t bad ejjj^S ^^.SF,"^��^*V"^^:;.*>  'oiLtlie  luring 'Company; lady's comic costume,  i hive pound box of candies, by the Hudson's Bay Company; gentleman's comic  costume, scarf pin, by J. J. Walker; girl's  cost nme, p:\ir of slippers, by Lillie Bros.^  boy's co-tome, )iocket knife, by the Van  couver Hardware Company. An admission fee of 2ii cents will be charged, and  the net proceeds will be donated to the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital. Refreshments will be served by the ladies  during the evening.  After the Excitement.  ������  foLaHiptn nli'ssiBneil^*emrtn.efl':tp Nelt  yjs? 4son Jas���t?;.nigh t; ..jy^epjppka ue/���i rojna Jthree^  ti%yei����e^  ^dmyendi^t^iyey^hm^hyS lftr$G7J&  v  c^iperate* ^He^reportsibusiuess very quiet  v::1ihV��he;.dst, but" yi_Dpfdyin��e.is slo.wly, and.  ��". steadilyiSpilpgressing."." Great-.interest,is  ^"ybemg ^tak^n":/in^Brit]ishxCpJumbiar tfndj  ..^"^eliablAi^n^wS,^ .ja : \.re'ga.'0'"��H6i: the;  ^rdeyelopMepJ^hTthe luihes-df hm "Wppte-'  ^ftnay.>*is^Keager,ly    sought ���" after"..      On  ^iW^jf^^^OJiil^r^^as'-Jsi. ai-^big^raifl- ,  i^SvH^smttslWii) oj,)-the 'Ghiaago and Grand  ^^Tt^S'Hil^'sB' & hnUiy Gi\yr Michigan',  /^lihvwhieh - xdii'i'  |)erJ-0;n.s  were killed"aftd  "^"ipliE'^ib.h.-'ly injurtSd, A passenger train,,  :." jyeWboun^, pfuuged at full speed into a  ���' 'pa'ggpiiger^_trj��jj,ijjgas^boynd,'_.wh"ije _tli^  ^]at~teiov���:_T��t3.m^  "passeiiger cars lemained on the track; but  engines, baggage, express and mail car. of  bot��h trains weife completely wrecked.  "When th;6 collision occurred, Harry, who  was On the westbound train, was asleep  in the Pullman and beyond feeling a slight  Jar, whicl; pui'tiully 'awakened him was  not aware for a couple sof hours aftier-  wardb'that ai)5rthing serious had occurred.  Some High Assays Made.  .-'��� The Duncan Mines Liiiiited is meeting  with uiost gr.'itifyiijg results in the development Of the Gia Hi te and the a ppeai'ance  of the property continues to inipi'Ove. In  the tunheJ in tlie upper level a rich chute  of ore has been encountered. Three as*  Says were secured from this ore tlie returns from the same being $S2.40, $77.20  and $17.00 in gold. In the lower workings  the, company is getting into more solid  formation and the lead continues to be  wel 1 d U li n ed. _.   More Rich Ore at the Athabasca.  A new strike has been made in the  lower workings of the Athabasca. The  ore body is about two feet wide and the  ore which is very similar to that secured  in the Exchequer property gives assays of  over $200 hi gold to the ton*  Fancy Dress Carnival at the Rink.  At a meeting of the executive of the  Ladies   Hospital  Aid  Society   held  hist  evening,  arrangements   were completed  for the fancy dress carnival to be held in  the Crystal  rink on Wednesday evening,  February   15th.     Six  prizes have   been  donated  as  follows:  for the  best lady's  costume,  a fancy  mantle clock,   by the  Canada Drug & Book Company; best gentleman's costume,  a box  of  Royal  Seal  cigars,  by the  Kootenay Cigar Manufac-  HELP   WANTED.  Of the'holiday season ancl the elections  Keep warm...  and  preserve  by  health  wearing-  Chamois Vests and  Chest and Lung Protectors  L,arge stock: just  received  ^������.- ^':, .'W..-"F- Tedizel/ft .Cb_'  IS  Our   weather   here  you should   always   he  uncertain   and  ready for cold  'snaps. We have a full line of coal  stoves and heaters on hand and invite an inspection of our stock.   ,  Vancouver  Hardware  Company, Ltd.  MARA & BAKNAKT) 11I.OCK,  1SAI-HR ST., NKI^ON  THE  f^ing Hat  ASK   TO   SEE  THEM  Is something' new, stylish,  and strictly up to date.  Every Hat is guaranteed .  Nbs. 18 and 20 Baker Street,  ; Nelson,   B. C.    ;  J. t\. Gilker,  The Nelson, hardware Go.  ��� Having purchased the stock ancl business  of the above company, we are selling off the  goods on hand at the lowest prices to make  room for our complete spring stock of Shelf  and Household Hardware, Wood and Coal  Cook Stoves below cost.  The firm name will remain unchanged.  Gko. y.   Mekii.  E.   G.   S.MVT1I.  -   Nelson, February 9th,  1S99.  I  WHOLESALE"-AND   RETAIL  Wholesale Markets at jielson, Rossland, Sandon and Greenwood.  RETAIL  STORES AT  Nelson,   Trail,  Ymir, Kaslo,  New Denver,  Sandon, Silverton, Cascade  City, cGrand  Forks,   Midway, Greenwood and Sirdar. .  ORDERS BY MAIL  PROMPTLY FORWARDED  Head Office, Nelson, B.C.  take this O2}porfcunifcy of thanking my  numerous friends for their past patronage.  All outstanding accounts must be paid to  Mr. Robert Wilson at the oftiee of the  Nelson- Hardware Co. within  ten  days. -  ="'.. '���-   .. ='  '.   ".   William. W., Howe.  .  ���    "Nelson,--February "9th,-;1899.   .']-       '_"--  Charles: A; Waterman & Co;  -V%-CUSTOMS BROKERS-  AUCTIONEERa -T ���-:������'  BEAL ESTATE and GENERAL AGENTS  Baker Street, Nelson  West Kootenay  ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  ~^~"~   WHOLESALE AND RETAIL^  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  FIRST UOOll WKST BANK 13. C. UUILDINTG:  Residence Lots  arou s__.i___i  Dairy llanch, on Kootenay Lake near  Nelson '. ��5000  House and lot on Silica street. . . .���    1100  House ancl two lots on Vernon street 1G00  House and lot on- Victoria street ,. . ^2100^  "HTOsfnn^lot"!^^  House jind let on Victoria street . . . 190"0  House and, two lots oil Carbonate S_.   1S00  ALEX   STEWART,  ���        OlHco  Mining   Broker.  BaKer Street, Nelson   E. G. TRAVES, Manager  OTtDKRS .HV MA 11, ItHCKlVK CAHKI-'UL AND l'ROMP-1' A'l'I'KNTlON. ;  Ores Pupehased  COPPER ORE, DRY ORE, LEAD ORE  Purchased and payment  samples can be assayed,  of samples.  made as soon  Quotations  after  given  receipt of ore as  upon the receipt  THE HALL MINES, Limited, Nelson.  Turner & Hoocklr block, linker and  Ward streets Nelson,  Nelson Real Estate  Busihess aiid  Resicfehtiai Lots  FOR SAL1<] in the original townsite on easy  terms. Also lots for sale in Grand Forks  iind Cascade Gity.  Apply  -    FRANK   FLETCHER,  P.L.S.,  Land Agent,  Corner Utiker and Kootenay .Streets,      Nelson, H. C.  C. D. J. CHRISTIE  GENERAL BROKER  NELSON,..-.. G,  KASLO, B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  cEalers in  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Giant Powder  TRUAX  ORB  CARS  Canton Drill Steel  CARRY IN STOCK  Jessop's Steel, Iron,. Coal  Pipes, and Fittings  Giant, Caps and Fuse  Tools, Cutlery, Tin  and Woo den ware  Stoves, Ranges,  Iron, Steel,  Sheet  Iron, T-Rails  Paints, Oils, Glass  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  HARDWARE  Heavy  and Shelf  ALL KINDS OF MINING SUPPLIES  you'  will find it to you  before  placing your  advantage to consult us  orders       = "  Tirismithingf ai]d Plumbing a Specialty  ' Estimates Cheerfully Furnished  A Big Boom in  Prices Away Down  A Carload of 'Fresh Groceries just  arrived and must be sold. Always on  hand for public inspection the finest of  family groceries ever opened in Nelson  Baker Street, HelS0_l,   B.O.  Mail Orders  Promptly Attended to  TO   LET  ���l-Rrooni Collage.  ���1-Room House  ..  BOY 'wanted to loan) the .printing trade. Muut bo over  10 years ot-ago.   Call at The Tribunes olll-c, Vernon  street.  CJOHOOX, TEACHKR WANTJCD-AppJ/ to Seoetary  f? Board ot Trustees, Moyie, B. 0/  _?0_3.   S___I_E  Hbn'sc anrt lot, Victoria street   House and lot, Silica street   House oiiul lot, Silica street   House and lot, MinCs road   .  Corner lot, Vernon street   Two lots, Silica ttrect ���   .91100  . mm  . 28(10  . 750  ,. 2700  . 800  FIRST 1 RITOTATIOM  and if a good one it is sure to be followed  h  Tt i.s needless therefore  to  say that our success  is due   largely to the   reputation we  3 built up.    Not only among our city customers who have their eyes continually upon  us, but among our  many friends  and feel just ;is we'll satisfied a.s  REPUTATION GAINED.  ABERDEEN BLOCK  NELSON, B.C.  a  distance  who   trust us with   tlieir orders   by mail,  they were on the   premises   personally THAT IS A  FRESH   LAID. EGGS ALWAYS ON  HAND  ALL STAR ENGLISH SPECIALTY CO.  The greatest aggregation of Star Specialty Artists.  One solid week commencing" on  MONDAY, FEBMAfiY 13th  MONEY   TO   LOAN.  Office in the Aberdeen Block, Nelson  Disso'ution _���*" Partnership.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore.  subsisting between us, the uiiilersiKiied, as hotclkeepers,  at. the Orovo- Hotel, Nelson City, iiril.isli Columbia, na<  this ilav been di-solvcd hy nint.tinlconsc-nt. The business  will bo'oarried on by Alfred Jlanson, and all debts owIiik  to tho said partnership are to be paid to him; and all  claims ni'iiitist the said piirtnership are lo be presented  to the said Alfred Manson, by .whom tho same will be  " liatcd at Nelson, British Columbia, this 7th day of February, 169!). WtGIJ HAItMON.  - Witnett?;  W> A.'Oalmiieij,  J. A. Ipvin:  GROCERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS  Family orders a specialty and free daily delivery  Mail and: telephone orders promptly attended to  linker Street. West, opposite Oddfellows'Plock  NELSON, B. C.  Have just received a consignment of Harris homo  made tweeds, from Talbot Harr s, Scotland.  FEED J. SQUIBB, Baker St. Nelson  Tho supply is limited, so call early and examine this stock.     '  ��  _�����

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