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Have mope, silvftp-lead mines and prospects
than any othep mining country
in the wop'd.
Have the largest gold-copper mines ever
discovered, and their output will be
millions for years.
Proceedings of the Legislature. -
Victoria, Feb. 25.—After but nine hours
rest from its labors, the legislature entered
upon its last work-day of the sessiou at 11
o'clock this morning, with the determination to remain in continuous session
until the last item on the order has been
disposed of. The premier having informed
his honor, the lieutenant-governor will
attend at 3 o'clock on Monday to prorogue
the legislature.
Before   adjournment   last   night,    the
Liquor Traffic Regulation Act was passed,
with an additional section, proposed  by
Smith of West Liilooet, imposing a fine of
$20 to $100 for first offence, $100 to $200
for second offence, and imprisonment up
to three months on a third conviction,
upon any holder of a retail liquor license
permitting draw poker, faro, stud poker
black jack, or any other game of chance
to be played upon his premises.
Today the house has already had  the
• ppeoiid reading of the Toll Roads bill, the
. Pentietou -'Midway   Railway      Subsidy
oill,     and     the     Estimates     and   Appropriation oi the Revenue bill.   Deane's
resolution looking to the increase upon
the per capita tax on Chinese immigrants
and Helmcken's urging an immediate settlement of the Songhee's reserve matter
were considered.   The Farmer's Institute
bill was introduced, read a first and second times, committee reported and read a
third time, all in 15 minutes, and at 12:30
the house is in committee on the Pontic-'
ton-Midway Subsidy bill.
Several Changes made That  Should Be Noted
By Those Who Want Crown Land.
The following are a few of the changes
made in the Land Act at this session of
the legislature: ■■".'.-.
"30. (1.) Every person desiring to" purchase unsurveyed, unoccupied  and   unreserved crown lands shall place at one angle or corner of the land to be applied for
a stake or post to be known as the initial
post, at  least  four  inches   square and
standing not less than four feet above the
surface of the ground, and upon such initial post he shall inscribe his name and
the angle represented thereby, thus-;—'A
B's N. E." corner' (meaning northeast cor:
ner), or as the case may. be.   The applicant shall give one month's notice ot his
it,tended application to "purchase by a notice inserted; at the expense of the applicant,' in the British ' Columbia . Gazette,'
in .       the       district'    wherein'     such
land      lies.     Such     notice     shall    not
include - a greater area than 640 acres,
and shall be dated, and state the' name of
the applicant, the locality, boundaries and
extent of the land applied for, and shall
be posted in a conspicuous -place on the
land   sought to be acquired, and in the
government office, if any, in the district.
The applicant shall also forthwith make
an application (ih duplicate) to the chief
commissioner of lands and works to purchase'the said land, and' in. such application shall describe, as accurately=as possible,, the      location-    of     said    land,
especially     with   • reference      to    any
rivers; streams,"   lakes  or other waters,
and such applicant shall also state the
purpose   for   which "he    requires   said
land/ Upon the expiry of the said month,
• the chief commissioner of landa and works
shall take into consideration any protests
or ad verse claims that may be lodged with
him, and shall decide whether such applicant is entitled to the first right to purchase said lands.   The chief commissioner
=feh>l lH»l so^B0n«i
;puhjic ibterelt to sell the said land,   If
'hi/ decision is against selling the same,
sftjidjapplicatioh shall be cbn^idere'd aban-
jdoiieo..;   If his decision.isip favoi? of €e\-
iiiig the same, he shall*, forth with notify
the applicant.-who shall have the land
required surveyed, at his .own cost, by a
° duly authorized provincial land surveyor,
4h accomanceiiwith the provisions of this
fact. ■
*(2). It shall be the duty of the Surveyor
to fclassifSy the lands so surveyed, as timber "lands, first class,- second class
or third class lands, ." as hereinafter provide^, and he „ shall
make full aiid accurate field-notes
dt his survey, and upon coh-pletiph of the
survey shall file the said notes and a report pf his survey in the office of the chief
commissioner of lands and Works, accompanied by a statutory declaration verifying the -iaid notes, and showing the area
of fii'st-clasH, second-class or third-class
lands which are embraced in such survey ;
and such declaration shall also state
whether in his opinion any of said land,
and if so what, is likely to be required for
the purposes of a townsite or fishing station, and whether the granting of such
land, of any of it, would prevent',p-V hamper thfi.-.develppment, of any adjoining
natural: resoui|ji-i8,;
•..'.(3.-)'.Lands whig-j are suitable for agricultural purposes, or which are capable of
being brought under cultivation profitably, or which are wild hay meadow
lands, shall rank as and be considered to
be first-class lands. Lands which are
suitable for agricultural purposes only
when artificially irrigated, and which do
not contain timber, valuable for lumbering purposes, as defined below, shall rank
as and be considered to be second-class
lands. Mountainous and rocky tracts of
land which are wholly unfit for agricultural purposes, and which cannot, under
any reasonable conditions, be brought
under cultivation, and which do not contain timber suitable for lumbering purposes, as defined below, or hay meadows,
shall rank as and be. considered to.be
third-class or pastoral lands. Timber
lands (that iu lands which contain milling
timber to the average extent of eight
thousand feet per acre west of
the Cascades, aud 5000 feet per acre east
of the Cascades, to each 100 acres) shall
not be open for sale.
"(4.) The minimum price of first-class
lands shall be five dollars per acre; that
of second-class lands two dollars and fifty
cents per acre, ancl that of third-class
lands one dollar per acre. Provided, however, that the chief commissioner may
for any reason increase the price of any
lands above the said prices.    "
"(5). If on account of the said report of
the surveyor, or on account of any information received subsequent to the said
application to purchase, it appears to the
chief commissioner that it is not in the
public interest that such land shall be
sold, he may refuse the said application.
If for any "reason the survey of the said
land is not satisfactory to the chief commissioner, he may require any further
survey or report to be made as may seem
15. It shall be lawful for the chief com-:
missiouer of lands and works to provide
for the sale of town or city lots belonging
to the crown at public auction, and in
every case an upset price shall be placed
upon all such lots so put up for sale, and
in case any of such lots are not sold at
such auction sale, they may be afterwards
sold at private sale, at a price not less
than such upset price.
10. It shall be lawful for the chief commissioner of lands and works to allow
persons who may hitherto have purchased:
town or city lots, and defaulted in making
payments therefor, to complete the purchase of such lots at the original -'price
with interest thereon, at the rate of not
less than three per cent per annum, if in
the opinion of the chief commissioner of
lands aud works such a transaction is in
the public interest.
Of the Thousands Who Started But Few Got
to Dawson Over the Edmonton Route.
In   the  rush   to   the Klbndyke   many
towns had  routes.   Spokane,  even,  had
one. , Edmonton had one, and the men
who outfitted in that town spent probably a quarter of a  million dollars there.
.But of all the routes, not even excepting
the Spokane route, that from Edmonton
was   the worst.   Dr. Franklin  Heimlich
of Toronto, who left Dawson on Jauuary
,8cb, is back home, and he tells of his experiences.- His entrance  to   the  Yukon
was by way of the Edmonton  route, of
which he has very .-little to'say in a favorable light.   *'We left Athabasa Landing,"-
.he said, "on May 19th aud got toDawson
four months and nine days. , Our party
consisted of four,'and .went in a boat 30
feet long and 10 .feet beam.   We made
very _good„ progress over all  the rapids
and many'.of 'the, gravel aud sand bars.
There were 5000,who started from Athabasca Landing, to go in,by this all-Canadian river route, .and only a "dozen or so
of us succeeded in getting to Dawson the
same year. ^ "In speaking of the work of
the mounted police iu the Yukon country,
the  doctor  gives   them   high praise,  to'
which they are, no doubt, entitled.    He
said they save the government thousands
of.dollars, and are a most efficient body
of men.   He   was   of opinion that   they
were far too poorly paid.   They, do work
that would cost five times as much if it
had to be done by outside help.   The police detachments are few and tar between,
yet the men are called upon to adjust all
sorts of differences, to help the 'sick, care
for the dead, read  burial services, act as
judges, and   do a dozen and  one  other
things to make life easier for the people.
And Brought Suit to Get It. .
Justice Martin aud  three lawyers spent
the whole of this morning's session of! the
supreme court in endeavoring to fix what
the    commission    should    be   upon '%he
sale of the Beatrice group of claims in. the
Lardeau district, and who should payf it,
The case was an action brought by."H;
G. McCulloch of this city against F^F.
Falconer and  the Bancher brothers, .the
original owners of the group, and  W.1W.
Beer and G. Frank Beer, who purchased
the same.   The plaintiff claimed a cpnw
mission of 5 per cent upon $150,000, under
a written agreement for 5 per cent of -the
selling price of the group.   The evidence
went to show that McCulloch, who waV a
customs broker, made a deal with G. Frank
Beer for the sale of the Beatrice group;
on Julv 4th, 1898, for $150,000,  of which
sum $7500 was to be paid by the ls't;;of
September following.   It was also a  condition of the broker's agreement thatthe
should receive his percentage upon "'tlie
sale as the money was paid iu by the purchasers.   This agreement was not carried
out.by G. Frank Beer, and the first payment was never made.   A second agreement" was made, however, by the owners
of the property with G. Frank Beer and
W. W. Beer for the purchase of the same
claims and an additional claim for $75,0Q0,
and upon this agreement $3000 were paid
to the owners by the Beer brothers.      ■'•:'
The defence offered was that the plaintiff   was only entitled, to a commission
upon negotiating a sale, and that there
had been no sale negotiated by him.  ;It
was cited that the first agreement for tlie
sale of the property fell through,and that
a second agreement was entered into;'Vin
which  a  different   sum   of  money   was
named as the price for the property,:yh
which additional property was put in,
and an additional purchaser added; ylh,
view of these facts the defendants argued
that there was no commission due to the
agent. :";,
The case as against the defendants Beer
brothers was dismissed, and as against
the Baucher brothers and Fulmer, judgment was reserved upon the points as $p
whether the plaintiff should be entitled Jfco
a commission upon the $3000 paid und'pr
the second agreement, and to an order for
the' payment^ of 5 per cent upon any
further sums paid under the same.    \   1-
W. A. Galliher.appeared for the plaintiff; A. IVI. Johnson for Beer brothers, and
S.S.Taylor, Q.'C. for tlie defendants'.
Baucher brotheis and Fulmer."    ' j
The Land  Registry Offices and General  Law
In the estimates"foi'j the next financial
year is a lump sum for lahd registry
offices. This wa3 explained in committee.
Mr. Helmcken wanted to know something
about it. Hon. Mr. Cotton, in answering,
said that it would be noticed on comparing these estimates with those of last
year the amount included in this" vote
amounted practically to the same as then
set apart and detailed. Owing to the introduction of the Torrens system of land
registration iu the province, there would
be certain changes necessary. Those
changes could not be decided upon imnle-
diately, and therefore it had beeu impossible to specify the individual sums to be
included in the vote.
The vote of $0000 for constitutional
legislation and general law costs called
forth an important statement from Hon.
Mr, Martin. He said that the government intends to aid the people who are
oppressed by rich and powerful corporations, as, for instance, the settlers along
the line of the Canadian Pacific rail way,
who were being denied the right of using
water, and the prospectors on the E qui-
malt & Nanaimo railway lands. It was
proposed to fight all such powerful corporations who, by reason of their wealth,
were taking advantage of the men without money, and to light them at the cost
of the province. There might not be need
of $6000, but it was thought well to make
what seemed ample provision.
The Hall Mines Smelter.
The following are the results of the
Hall Mines, Limited, smelting operations
during a period of 22, days 0 hours, ending
January 27th, 1899, as taken from a London paper: 2727 tons of Silver King ore
aiid' 163 tons of purchased ore were
smelted; containing, approximately, Silver King ore, 69 tons copper, 89,250 ounces
silver; purchased ore, etc., 18 tons copper,
17,000 ounces silver, 141 ounces gold.
The ore shipments have again gone up-,
ward during the past week. The follow-"
ing is a statement of the receipts at Kaslo^
for the week ending February 24th :
-   • Pouiicls! ■
Pay no _ "31ti,0(j0
I.ant Chance ' 280,000
Wliitowiitor_.Iii.es '.  221,000
Keco '.....   b'0,000
Jackson Basin Mine-    liO.OOH
Rambler    6..<KHT
Groat Western    30,000.
making in all a total of 525 tons. Of these
shipments the Payne sends its ore to
Omaha. Those from the Reco and Rambler, with one-half of the output of the
Last Chance, go to Aurora, Illinois. The
other moiety of the Last Chance ore goes
to San Francisco. The Whitewater, the
Jackson-Mines and the Great. Western
shipments are passed through the sampling works of the Kootenay Ore Company
at Kaslo.
The Kaslo hockeyists evened up with
their opponents-at Svndon on Thursday,
eveliiWianUa.re^Tim matclfwiirbe played
in the rink ori Tuesday evening next to
settle the quc-stioo of superiority. The
Sandon hockeyidts are of light weight but
they put up an admirable game.
The Kaslo rink of curlers exhibits four
pairs of elegant glpves won by the players
as a seebnd prize in one of the contests in
which they" participated at Sandon.
It was the Kootenay Mining Protective
Association which received a telegram
from E. F, q^eqn, M. Pf[P:, saying that
the tax on the output of tlie mines had
been nattied at I pprcent and that there
was no raeasiU-Q before the legislative
assembly indicating any increase/
Wanted, to See Too Much.
Manila, Feb. 25.— Tlie shootiilg of two
Englishmen and Mr. Argentine, manager
of Andrew's cotton mill, Lohdoii, oh
Wednesday, is generally regretted, but is
admitted to have been quite unavoidable.
Instead of remaining in the stone basement in which they were during the excitement occasioned by the fires in the
vicinity, the trio looked through the upper windows of the building. Their
white suits attracted the attention of the
American soldiers, who, believing them
to be natives firing from the windows,
shot all three. Mr. Argentine is dead,
Mr. Simpson is fatally wounded and Mr.
Haslem is slightly wounded.
Cinchinfif the Manufacturers.
Toronto, Feb. 25.—The manufacturers
of Ontario are in a state of aeritation over
the refusal of the Standard Oil Trust to
supply them fuel oil, on the ground that
they have more orders than they can fill.
Two Hamilton manufacturers, one of
them employing 400 men, say they will
have to shut down as a consequence.
Fourteen to Nothing.
Seattle, Feb. 25.—-The James Bay ladies'
basket ball team played Seattle ladies'
high school team here last night. The
Victoria girls were defeated by the score
of 14 to nothing.
Or the Uses For Tough Meat.
The proper method for cooking meats
was the subject of Miss Livingston's lecture yesterday afternoon,. and for over
two hours she talked about what people
should do and what they should not do
when engaged in cooking meats, giving
practical demonstrations all the while.
She said there were three different objects to attain in the making of soups, in
the making of stews, and iu the broiling
or roasting of meats. In the making of
spqp the object was to get all the juice
and fia.vor.out of the meat. In the making of stew it was desirable that part of-
the juice and flavor should remain in the
meat, and part go into the gravy which,
surrounded it. In the broiling or roasting of meats it was desirable that all of
the juices should be retained in the meat.
To secure the desired object in the making of soup, the meat should be finely
shreded, while for stews the meat should
be cut into pieces about two inches
square, so that it would be convenient for
stewing. In the making of a stew, when
the meat was cut into the desired size,
it should be dredged with salt and pepper
and flour, placed in a pan and covered
with boiling water. An added flavor and
better color could be obtained if before
putting the "stew into the pan with the
water, it was browned in a pan in which
some fat had been fried out. Having been
properly browned, and the boiling water
poured over it, the stew should be allowed
to boil for two minutes. It should then
be moved to the back of the stove and
allowed to cook from two to four hours,
below the boiling point. Treated in this
manner Miss Livingstone said that the
toughest pieceof shin beef would become
tender. No matter whether the stew was
beiug made out .of veal, mutton, beef or
poultry, the same principle should be followed, and if flavoring or spices were desired the same could be added when the
stew was about cooked. If vegetables
were used as a liavor they could be put in
the stew early in the game, but if it was
desired to serve the vegetables with the
stew they should be parboiled and added
to the stew a short time before it was
taken from the stove. "*   ■
Miss ^Livingstone then proceeded to
stuff and braize a shoulder" of mutton.
The bones were taken out of the shoulder,
and in preparing the meat a caution was
given to remove the tough outside skin
aud wipe the meat over with a cloth. The
stuffing was prepared from a cup of bread
Tcruni bsrhalf-arteaspoonof _alt,-quarter-qi»
a teaspoon of pepper,- and half a teaspoon
pi herbs, as such dressings were generally
more highly .flavored than the-ordinary
dressing. If-desired, a teaspoonful of
parsley and half ~as much minced onion
could be added. ""-A ^tablespoonful of
melted butter was also -needed, or the fat
of pork or ham. Ifa dry stuffing was desired the materials should be mixed without water, but if a moist stuffing'was
wanted two tablespoons of water could
be added. If an egg was used the, water
could be dispensed with or used as desired.
When the stuffing was ready it should be
put inside the* meat and the meat
served together. The outside ot the meat
should then be browned in a little hot fat,
in which an onion had been fried, until it
was seared. It should then be put into
the pan with a quart of stock or boiling
water, some slices of carrot, turnip, celery
and onion, two teaspoons of salt and if
spices were desired, half a teaspoon of
pepper corns, two cloves and .two allspice
berries. It was important that the vessel
iu which meat was braized should be
~closely~covered^ TheTueat-Should braise
in three hours, should be basted every.20
minute.Si and at the end of an hour ancl a
half it should be turned oyer: When-the
meat was properly braizfed the liquid
Should be strained and some strained
tomatoes or horse radish added, and
served as a sauce. J!^ little lemOn juice or
vinegar might also improve the flavor.
Miss Livingstone then proceeded to
show how a rib roast should be cooked.
$he first Scored tile outside of the meat in
a pau hissing libt, using ho fat, and then
put it in'the oven, The length of time a
roast Should require to cook depended entirely upon the size of the roast. The
best guide was to allow fifteen minutes
for each inch in thickness of the roaSt, for
underdbrte, and 2Q minutes for well done
rOasts. The roast should be basted every
10 minutes with the fat that oozed from
the meat.
For boiling meat the best plan was to
put the meat on in fresh boiling water
free from salt. The salt should be added
when the meat was half-looked, because
it had a tendency to harden the meat.
After the meat had been boiled rapidly
for five minutes it should be put at the
back of the stove, so that the water
would bubble slowly, until the meat was
cooked. By boiling in this manner the
toughest meat could be rendered comparatively tender.
As the wind up, Miss Livingstone gave
tlie formula for an aspic jelly, with which
she decorated a boiled tongue, and explained how the same was put together.
It called for a quart of stock, one tablespoon of lemon, two sprigs of parsley, 10
peppercorns, three cloves, to allspice
berries, two Ounces of gelatine, the whites
and shells of two eggs, and salt and pepper as required. All the ingredients were
put together at once, save the gelatine
and the eggs, and allowed to simmer for 10 minutes, the gelatine could
then be dissolved in the hot
liquid, and when it cooled somewhat the eggs could be put in, after
having beeu beaten slightly and a tablespoon full of water added for each egg.
In clarifying soups or jellies with eggs the
materials should be stirred constantly.
until they come" to a boil,
come to a boil stop stirring
When they
and allow it
to simmer for 10 minutes. Then allow it
to settle for 20 minutes on the back of the
stove: It should then be strained through
a jelly bag, made of cheese cloth, flannel
or flannelette, and allowed to cool.
There was no regular course lecture this
afternoon. On Monday Miss Livingstone
will treat with the cooking of vegetables
and cereals, on Tuesday with quick doughs
and batters and on Wednesday with the
proportion of various fish dishes.
Far More Letters Written in Our
Than in All Others.
English is written more than any other
language. Statistics for 1S98 emphasize
the fact that more letters are written in
English than in all the other languages
To be more exact, three-fourths of all
the letters that go into the mails of the
world are in English. This remarkable
fact is the more impressive when we remember that only about one-fourth of the
civilized world speaks our language. There
are substantially 500,000,000 persons who
speak the ten chief modern tongues, and
of these 150,000,000 speak English. But
the number is increasing rapidly—beyond
all proportion as compared with the
growth of other languages—and as the
English speaking people increase in numbers, not only do the letters in tlie language increase, but the number of letters
per cauita also increases.
At the beginning of this century aibout
12 per cent of the civilized world spoke
English, at the middle of the century6it
was 19 per cent, and now, at its close, it
is 30 per cent. The increase in letterV
writing has been far more rapid than this,
and now out of the enormous number of
10,640,000,000 letters posted . last year,
8,000,000,000 were written in English.
The march of intelligence   headed by
the English-speaking races, the wonderful
decrease of illiteracy among them, and
the demands of  commerce,   with   these
same races in its van, have brought about
this result.   Commerce has extended the
postoffice system to all parts of the globe,
into every nook and corner - of'the civilized world, and its language   has :; been j
evolved from the English.;tongue.*^All;
races thateuter into commerce pffneces-.
sity learnniore or less of;theo^nglishlan-i;
guage, and to some considerable"extent
carry on their business correspondencei in""■
English.   Any one who Igoes^ amOngathe";
native merchants of 'Hohg^KbhgKwilljbe
y impressed' by'this'fact.' -^i^f^^fff(w§0*
If you move with the;world■'ypufhiust
do it in English. * Then, English speaking
persons write more .Ietters^ljecause/more
of them know how to write"/'f6i;4%hile;,91i
percent of them 'have :.thiH"^cc6K>plish-
inent, but a little ^morefth^hsone-lialf qf
the person's speaking,- othW?mpderhflanr„
guages can*write their'feVah-i-Js)^Tj-ii-»l^s.
why the mailuiatteFof tM^'?w;ciijpl4°.f prtlayt'
year held 3rietters for eaudhi£^gli||LIs^e|L'k:',
ing person, ■ German cam'e^iffext»^itl-"24|;
and  French'-followed ' ^jt^^n7vfo-j*°feaeh"'
person.'-. , '-"■ . ^/rf^J  ";i ""."•" "^
In the United States alone^|a|t..3rear,!n
there were mailed 37Mettejr]|^f6|rfgaoc^^»in5-°
habitant, which aggregated}10«^eE^e°nt"„6f;i
all the letters written in^thVf^prldiCahd'"
equalled the number writ'te^4\b^(£U\^tH^_
nations of continental Europe!"iI", i "■ V>*f"!v
Next to the English, \v[|§^It's'-;S,jO(JO/00();f.
000 letters written last yeatyebmes the'
German, witli 1,300,000,000;.*Frencbv:"l.G00s;
000,000; Italian, 220,000,000; *R;iis}jiah,""l$0;r
000,000; Spanish, 120,000,000,; Duteli. 100,-
000,000; Scandinavian, SOjOOQ.OOO; and Portuguese, 24,000,000. '
Nelson's Smelter Is Bottled Dp.
The man who was, aud probably is still,
chairman of the hoard of directors of the
Hall Mines, Limited, is a sentimentalist.
In support of this statement, it is known
that he sanctioned locating the company's
smelter at its present site, in order that it
could   do   business   with "the   Canadian
Pacific railway only.   He did hot want to
do business.with roads operated by aliens, _.
even if the roads were located in British
Columbia. Theresultof thissentimeutali' m *
is. that ore mined within 30 miles of. his'
company's smelter is shipped to a sm*.lter
in a foreign country,r   The reason-For. chi9r
is   the   Hall   Mines  smelter: "atUjfelson
has no trackage connection with^"fche _Yel-
son & Fort Sheppard,'a railway that traverses  all the..,- aiining couh try/ bet ween
Nelson-.and the juterhatioiialrbouhdary
'lihei'i;Another result of this 'sehtimental-
ism. is fthe: Canadian- Pacific   haiils^sil-
ver-lead;ore right through Nelson!itoiits^
own smelter at Trail, sixty miles awayv'S.
This week the Second Relief mine,
which is situate 13 miles from Erie;'i£ station on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway 27 miles from Nelson, shipped jG8
tons of gold ore,to the Northport smelter.
The ore had a customs valuation of $2760.%
The Blackcock mine, near Ymir, a station on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway 18 miles from Nelson, shipped another
25 tons of ore to the Northport smelter
this week. The ore carried two ounces
gold and four ounces silver to the ton.
The 25 tons were valued at $1118.
Prospectors in British Columbia Should Look
■' '•:( '■■■>'r•■■■       • for a Copper Belt.
The present price of copper has created
a~boom in copper stocks, shares inmost of
the great copper mining companies, of
Northern Michigan, having their head
offices in Boston, selling atVan enormous
premium. The -extent of the boom" is'"■(
shown in the tables given below :   ;   ; V ; vv
Par  Oct; l   Feb. 21
Calumet and Hecla..
Boston & Montana..
. Tamarack.....,......
scoola,.... :..*..... •;
'"'AUarit-C."." >.;"::::. .v.-."
SMrQl verino .'/,•:■».:..;;'..
| Butte -."Boston.'.'.'.-V".
."Centennial".--. r.|.".:r,.;.'
^Franklin >.;-.%■. f-."."."».,i
/Arcadian.':.:....':.-. 'i.
: lslo ltoyal.'if... :".":■&
•' Baltic-:'..-;'". ;-.-'?"._"?,•;*:;.'
..  25 "
.-.:'■-» V
.:,2a ;-;:
_:•• 25-";::.•
':"..-" 2.r> -;-»
?.-'■• 10-4--'
• :"-2oV';
. . ,V25':-• v
i, 173 :■::;
118  r
'--5- ?'■;■-
. * 28,..'.
:'-.'13   -:-<:
$800 -
19 "
so :y
28 ••
724 v
K?In/order y(td, ompha_ize"c-Mparison-aiid
itto;» show ^the =™gi:eats""auiounts^at;?which
Aies,"^ we V;ad da^thell;oU^^^
slioivse the^paW'Value^iof^rium„ber;"qf*the
ie,ad in ^stocks jvahd * t hei rjfsel ling prices "fatii
31 •,apC^^;V'*'p•*V«'?.,u^"V*S<»rf- ."•„"*>'" """*."".""„_,"»'„"? ""%£'„$"
'feng     n n.D|_d4i Q       n       D'flaDD   o°
^.;.".t-i3,750.orx) °.-J
. .>"■»".» 1,5W,000-;' "t
^.^...i.Al.'aOOJOOO"" a
;.:,.s."3"750,000- :"f
.^..°   nD^'"^ -^r   .  ^_°
Cnhi^fet feltcpla/.S,
■Boston &"Moi)UuHu
miinnnni_k^ni. jV.V^ /
rQni'iyy.'Sp"'. -.:.• = •*-""-■
.'Osifoola ».«,:„'.../»,". v-..
AtWinllcS.*.-,•!• .".••"„«.
^utiV&"-.<.StoiS> ?...:.
• Old r_oii"iim6iM.»a..3
_Cciif'«iinitil r^- ■.»-.•-.. y-A
Present; I'ricc.'V
'>.jft52.200,000 ;"
Sff -OH ,"100,000 »
,.■.**."* y,"70o,ooo„".«
5 J-„vSai500,000">'
- .",17.800,000^,
i. h-$ta,6i5mi*2
« "■„ »„""3;'5(W,000 *■'
.*_ °°iw I
Do Not Want the Sawmill.
Bank Robbery Witness Reported Murdered.
Tdrpntpi Feb. 25:—A stpry has been
started in f^apanee to the effect that
Jack Roach, who is wanted as a material
witness in the j^bntpn trial, has been
made away with, and the Ontariogoyern-
nient are said to be aware of Koacsh's fate.
On iuejiliry, however, detective. Greer,
who lias charge Of the case for t.h_ gov-
ernmentj denies that there is any reagoii
to believe that liOach is murd-.red, and
that he was well a ware/ pf his whereabouts about: a i.16nth agfr
Tpmpted and Fell.'
Ifamiltoii, Feb. 23.—A scandal involving
1-ev. Thomas Geoghagan, rector of St.
Peter's church here, has been made public. Charges haVe been laid before the
committee of discipline of the Niagara
Synod, and the committee has appointed
a court composed of five of its members
to conduct an investigation next Tuesday.
It is expected senasational developments
will me made. The woman in the Case
has been in Buffalo for some time, and it
is expected she will give evidence at the
Oaeesarlan Operation Successfully Performed.
Montreal, Feb. 25.^—The Cjosarian operation performed at the Royal Victoria
hospital yesterday by Dr. Webster, assisted by Dr. Gardner, in the presence of
many leading physicians and 200 medical
students, proved successful. For a time
it was feared the life of the child would
have to be sacrificed, but it was saved,
and mother and child are doing well.
Strllce in a Coal Mine.
Nanaimo, Feb. 25.— When the morning
shift went on work at the Alexander
mine, the pushers made an applieation
for ap increase in wages, but not receiving a satisfactory reply they left th©
mine. The miners and other employees
had consequently to return home, on account of not being able to operate the
workings without ,pu«ber», .    ■
.^ancouverK'Feb;r S5.^This .evening2&ty
meeting is to be held in the board of trade.
^poms„t(.r the;ipurppse,p.tappointinga^del;"}
; 'eg%tiQnVtp"Bp^dce6d!*to"}»0|£a
leasing a  pprti^n^pt •Stanley, ^park^Vto^-";
c?btiipaiQy DforCihdus!:riai^
$200 lias already been 'subscribed" "to^m^eefey
afe Opposed to the Dead>_i.-an_i'sfisl_kiii'ia/'d:,^a.i;.
and dp not waut-a. sawmill nyithih stglit
of that great natural beaiity ^jSot—Stanley pirk. This is the flrst tinie i"ii-_.*^an,-
couver's history that th6 sttfrtingjpf an"
industrial enterprise has: been.oppo-ted.
Is Maclcenzie in the Scheme ?
Ottawrt, Feb.:^.—%ili)arn _>eteifsoni pf
Peterson, Tate & ©ovtiie" firm "that* #.a?
■trying to float the fast-AjjTah tic ^teaiti^hip
scllenie, is, in „ the" city. „IIe„ caiiiol Jieije I
f rohi Toronto today and was"«acneQnipauied"
by Wiriiaih M-^kenzie, whpse gjvest. he
has been for tlie past t'e\V" days. Mr. Pqt-
erson had an intervievV with some pf the
iiiinisters iii fegard. to the Sic.gQtJati6uS
that haVe been going ph b^etvVeeh his th'ip
and the gpverrtnjenfc in regard, to fcli$ proposed line.    &_ju	
No Politics in the Methodist Church.
Woodstock, Ontarip, Feb. 25.—At the
Epworth League cOnyehtion here, Ohe
member moved that a telegram pf congratulation be sent to ll, H. Holmess who
was elected member of pailiament iii
West Huron,as a fellow Epworth leaguer.
This was too much for the convention, and
the enthusiastic brother was roundly
rated. '	
News in Brief by" Wire.
Charles it. Hosmer, manager Canadian
Pacific Telegraphs, has been elected a
director of the Merchants Bank of Canada, to succeed the late G. 11. Dunn of
Henry Dal by, for 20 years editor of the
Montreal Star, was presented yesterday
with a haudsoine gold watch and chain
by the staff of the Star, on the occasion of
his resignation to accept the position of
organizer of the English Conservatives of
Count Sergius Tolstoi and prince HilkofF
are in Winnipeg. They are accompanied
by a party ot Doukhobors, who have just
arrived at East Selkirk.
A fire last night destroyed Seguin's hotel and Brown s furniture store at Point
Fortune, Quebec. THE TRIBUNE:.,NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY &V 1899.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE DAILY TRIBUNE is published every afternoon  (except Sunday), and will be delivered by carrier in  any town in Kootenay for twenty-five cents a week;  or will be mailed to subscribers for five dollars a year.  THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE 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 S3 per inch per month.  Twelve lines solid nonparicl to be counted as one inch.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 20 cents a  line for each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payablo on the first of  every month; subscriptions payable in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   OARDS.  A.  H. HOLDICH���Analytical Chemist and Aooayer.  Victoria street, Nelson.  T C. 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.  NIGHTS  OF PYTHIAS���Nelson   Lodge,   No,  25,  Knights of Pythias, moots in Castle hall, Macdon-  .   K _  ���       .  aid block, corner oi Josephine and Vernon streets, every  second and fourth Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   All  ���     visiting Knights are cordially invited to attend.  R. G. Joy, C. C. George Ross, K. of R. & S.  SATURDAY ��������������� ;.���������������.FEBRUARY 25, 1899  Whatever may be said of the management of the Hall  Mines, Limited,   this  much can be said:   During the last two  years the Hall Mines, Limited, paid $7081  in taxes on its output into the provincial  treasury ; the Payne Mining Company of  the Slocan  paid $8331;  and the Le Roi  Mining  Company  of   Rossland   $13,653.  Which of the three companies has been of  the greater benefit to Kootenay?   The  Payne company has erected no expensive  plant and has employed not to exceed  one hundred men on an average; but it  has divided one million in profits among  its shareholders, not a dollar of which has  been spent or re-invested,.in Kootenay.  The Le Roi company has but an ordinary  hoisting plant at its mine���it is worked  through a shaft���and a smelter over in the  United States.   It  has employed about  175 men on an average, and has paid $825,-  000 in dividends.   Most of the shareholders live in the United States, and the dividends were, of course, spent and invested  there.   The Hall Mines, Limited, has the  usual plant at its mines and has erected a  complete smelting plant at Nelson. It employs  on an average  two hundred and  fifty   men.   It has   paid $160,000 in dividends,  part "of .vhicl_,.*wasi spent- and. invested in   Kootenay;  -"Were  the -Payne  miue to peter-out tomorrow, its owners-  .would nothave anything on their hands  ���_except      -a.'.short    wire-rope   .  tram-,  "way  and a rock-crusher,    which   could  '   be   sold   for  scrap=   iron. /_   Were    the  Le      Roi       mine      to ._,'  close       down  from    natural    causes,      the .  assessor  would find littlepn which provincial taxes  could beraised.. The Silver King mines  could cease to be producers, and the Hall  Mines, Limited,  would  continue to pay.  ���  taxes on their smelter^ for"1 it is property  .   that cannot well be abandoned or removed  out of the province. e     V  ��� The   superintendent   of   Presbyterian  '   missions in British Columbia has returned.  to-Toronto, after spending four months in  the vast territory under his supervision.  He speaks/hopefully of the growth and  expansion , of    high    moral     influences  in    Rossland._�� .and.   I)awson,    both"   of.  , which   now^lfaay���e ijourishing    churchfo j  What  a." baa! "-place. ���Ross/and^ mu_).i -halve;  been.   L      -   '., .��� "   .,  .  The disciiSsidn^Lthehdspitahquestidn^  may   result in   :NeIsoh   getting wliat it  should have���a first-class, up-tp-date hospital. . .   '. ���  The Banker as a Credit Merchant.  The ordinary idea that the banker is  ppen whose  business  is   the   lending  of  money.though, correct to a certain extent,  ������ijsVi|pt si?' cpuilplete a conception as that  ���w'hicliirepieketits him asa dealerin.cfgditsi  ^bahkeris'itideed a credit merchant. The  dijfereht forms pf   money  which  he receives and   dispenses   aire credit -instruments.    Wufe th0 element of credit eliminated from the' bi.Si.n.e'gJ- of the banker it  would   collapse,    ,.A  ybilng  bank  officer  who entertains the laudably ambition to  become a manager cannot too thoroughly  familiarize himpelf witlrand endeavor to  realize the fact that his success in such a  position   will   chipfly   depend   hpon   his  ability to judge  the value of credit instruments,    as    a    young    dry    goods  merchant's   talent   is    shown     by    his  judgment     in     handling     the      goods  he      deals      in.        The     larger      parfcJ  of   the   profit, of a  banker is   made up I  out of the difference in rates charged for  loans and the rate he pays for the deposits out of which  such  loans   are made.  Now these deposits do not fluctuate in  value, for every $100 left with a banker  he and . he depositor expect $100 to be repaid.   Depositors never anticipate making a bad  debt by loaning money to a  banker, hence they are willing to lend at  a lower rate than  if any risk were incurred.   On the other hand a banker who  advances money on trade  bills or notes,  by way of a discount,  knows  that a certain     proportion     of     such     advances  or       discounts       will       probably       be  lost,     will     become      a      bad       debt.  As  this risk  is always present in discounting business, the rates charged for  such advance* are made, or ought to be  made by every banker, high enough to  New Sppi  "^T7"E are opening out new goods daily and  vv can show you Ladies' New York Tailor  Made Venetian and American Duck Suits,  also a nice lot of Ladies' Wrappers. A full  line of Swiss dotted and plain Muslins. New  clothing and latest styles of Hats juit received  A. Ferland & Co.  Klliot Block. Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  COOKING LESSONS  ARE  IN  ORDER  That your food may by properly cooked, you must have good utensils.  We carry a full stock of everything required.   Call and inspect  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  The Nelson Hardware Go.  VICTORIA BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NELSON.  ^S&@:et e.Q.g: _?��h@ Shlh^ 5^^ ��=*��^ &S:&&��:& &ghl|:^  W  * ��� _g ��� fig ���*="��� (S-? ��� l__? ��� C=>.__?. G> ��� (S>. <=> ��� fi-? ��� C=> ��� C? ��� 6_? ��� C?.  ^&?^&._>&f_>._>&&.->&&t^&-?5N^  _��� ^-^��� *__,. __\ _->.t_,��� ttsfi^��<==>��� *s*<=_.���"-_.��� fts**_�����-_��� ^Kj;  B  B  B  m  IN   LIGHT   me(^^um' anc* dark colors, all sizes and qualities, made |  z==========: in the most becoming styles, and just the thing for |  morning wear. They are low in price good in design, and washing colors J  provide, as it were, an insurance fund to  cover such losses. A younger manager  who relies upon all the bills he discounts  being fully paid, as implicitly as his depositors rely upon their deposit receipts  being honored, will learn a sharp aud  disagreeable lesson very early in his  career.  "We hold a  Vaster Empire  than has been  J5  When.the poet wrote these lines  and Postmaster Muloek had them  endorsed on the new stamp, they  could have referred onty to the  EMPIRE  TYPEWRITER  ,     . SOLD BY    r *-."  Thomson StationeryCo., Ltd.  "'  y     ; _sr_3ri_soisr ,  - ,;���  ''-'/  OALL ANP SEE IT  C.JD. J. CHRISTIE  .GENERAL BROKER  ���    FOB   S-A._L.___   ,.  I^eal Estate in all parts of the City.  /fire, like; accident, and  ' . - sickness insurance  -_V__0_ST_3-���T   TO.  _i.0-_-._-T  Seeds  GARDEN  FIELD and  FLOWER SEEDS  Fresh  In bulk and packages.  We sell at eastern  catalogue prices.  w  ANY  LADY w^�� sees these goods cannot resist buying.   She  , sees them, we give the price, the tale is done, she  wants at least one  BUT to ^�� no more talking about wrappers, we waijt to tell you  ��� - of our immense stock of prints, light, medium, dark--to put  it plain, we have every pattern that has been printed this year  THE VARIETY w^ con]^use y��u and^ the prices will delight  =============: you.   Come in and see  B  B  B  Canada Drug and Book Co.,  x.i_m:it-E-I-)_  Corner Baker and Stanley Streets, Nelson.  ress  Trunks and valises- delivered to any part of  thecity. -_.-   '   r ���.     --_--'     J       "'  ".All kinds of d raying done . at - reasonable  rjites..-.. Moving,furniture a, specialty.  Stand at corner; Baker "and J.osephine Sts. ���  w  Victoria   Block,   Baker street, j   SN^lSOrV   B.C.  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*.  ,__?�����_='�����-='���  i^1^^  ?���/=>�����=}���<=?<  mi  m<  im<  m$  Office In the Aberdeen Block, Nelson  Nelson Real Estate  _     o     n n o    0      . .    n^ ._jD  Business and  Resideiitia;! Lots  FOR.SALE. in the original townsite.On easy  term-ii    Also Ipts for sale in Grand Forks  4and ^Cascade Gitv.  W. A. COSTELLQ, PROPRIETOR  C.W.West&Co.  GENERAL TEAMSTERS  AGENTS FOK  The Imperial Oil Co.   Standard Oil Co.  . -      fWashijg^on^BnckKa^d^ !  THe. Hi W. IjfbNieil :C6;, ti% Canacliaf. Aqtlirar  cite-Coal (Hai;d)  ,= 'j -     -- " .      .__-__&___--era? -_rp-=-'   . r       . .",_  DARLING:BROS., Montreal,; .= ;'-\; \: -       V  ,    . : Elevators and Machine Specialties.-    ,.,..-  DRUMM0ND, McCALL CO., Montreal,  Bar-Iron, Tool. Sfeel, and Water,Works Supplies.  SADDLER & HAW0RTH, Montreal, \  High-grade Leather Belting.  .-���,"-.-   ^    \_   -i  J. A. ROEBLING'S SONS CO., San Francisco,  ���Wire Rope. .,  OAKLAND IRON WORKS, Oakland, California^  Ice Machinery and Tutthjll WateV Wheels.  SPECIALTIES :.  Hydraulic Steel  Pipe  Flexible   Steel   Hose   ArrnouH  i �����.��>.  FRANK DARLING  . .. - . f '   .  General IV|anufactures'Agent   *  Write for Catalogues and Prices. \ VANCOUVER, B.C.  !����"'A  Dealers \i\  ST0VEWOOD  Ration ize; Honjj&ilndi|��t��^  "   Osmose union m^de cip^ -  FRANK" FLETCHER,   P.L.S.,  Land _^.geiit,  CornerVBak&r and, Kootenay S.recls,     Nelson, B.C.  Dairy lluncli, on' Kbotenay T.ake near  iJ.-lson ..��."......, S5000  IlQiiseaiVd twolotson Millsfcrliet (snaj)) 1100  IIous^ 'and two Jots on Vornon street  Houfie and lot on Victoria .stredt . . .  Hauso and lot on Vigtoria sti'cct . . .  House iind lot on Victoria street . . .  fEou.se and two lots On* Carbonate tit.  ALEX   STEWART,  Olllce:  1G00  3100  1G50-  1,900  1800  Mining   Broker.  DRAYING and  Bus meets all trains  ial attei.tid...  fer of baggage,  on   Vernon   street,  given  dffice  and boats.  the  trans-  and stables  opposite   The  ii  DUft .SPKCIALTT  .WHEN Y0XJ REQUIRE  manufaGtuukd uV the  Kootenay Cigar  Manuf-teturingr Co.  Turner & lioeekli block, Baker and  Ward streets Nelson.  Charier A. Waterman & Co.  CUSTOMS BROKERS  AUOTiONEERS  Tribune office.    Telephone No. 35.  EXPRESS and DRAYING  Having purchased the express and drayins  business of .1. VV. Cowan, we aro prepared  to do all kinds of work in this line, afid solicit the putronaKo of the people of Nelson.  Orders loft at V. JMcAilhur & Go's store,  northwes^ corner 1'aker and Wnrd streets,  will receive prompt attention,   Telephone 85  BLAGKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly atterded to by a first-class  wheelwright.  Special attention givfuj tp all kinds of repairing and  custom, work from outside points.  SEAL ESTATE and MEBAL AGENTS  Baker Street, Nelson  FIRST DOQE WKST BANK B. C. HUILniNG.  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian and Amerl  ._ ,._���     ���... .      _jjj  ladlan Pacific re  -. ?'.' R. dty Afirenfc. I   WIU-IAM 8TITT. Oeaan} ��.~ S. Agent, Wtoa-ix*  Apply for sailing dates, raten, tickets, and  ion to any Canadian Pacific railway agen' "  Nelson,  can lines.   _     .  ___  _, .  , __..  full information to any Canadian Pacific railway agent or  O. P. R. City Agenl   -*'  GOMER DAVIS & Co.  BON TON RESTAMANT.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT  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,  SHOP:    Ha" Street, between Baker and Vornon, Nelson  R. REISTERER & CO?  M.EWJSI-S AND nOTTLERS OF  Fine Lager Beer  Ale and Porter  PLAYING  Keuienlbcr you can get Ihcin froin  S.J. M1��HT0��  Aberdeen iiloqk. Nelson, B. C.  C.-f. ETTER  'Ass��ssrneht"Act"apI!'ProvihciaMRevenueVTa  O       " Q ,"U' n O _J * J__    u| n" ,u -O       '      uu*  WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT, .NELSON DIVISION.  Coal  Wood Dealer'  BEST DRY WOOD  Delivered to .any part of the city.  Full niea_ureiueiit guaranteed.  Qff.ee at Corner Baker and Ward Streets.  Notice  of Application  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade.  Brewery at Nelson.  for  Certiflcate   of  mprovements. "  BERUX I. 3251 G. 1. KUKEI.A Ij 3255 G. 1. O. V. O. .-.ACTION!  I. 3254 G. 1, IIKITANKIA L 3253 Gl 1, GJtAND U 1840 G. 1-, MAC  KHACTION I,,325G G. 1, MINKKAT. CLAIMS. SITUATK IN  Till. NKLSON 'Vl.ININU DIVISION "OF WKST KOOTKNAY-  DISTHICT. AND I.0CATE1> ON TOAD MOUNTAIN, ADJOIN- i  ING THE HALL MINKS.  Take notice that I, John Hirsch, as aeent for the Hall  Minos Companv, Limited,'free niinorK certificate No.  255-A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply-  to tho mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,;  for the purpose of obtaining a crowii grant of the above:  claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such  crrtificatn of improvements.'    .'    "  JOHN HIRSCH.  Dated this 26th day of November, 1838. , [Jan 251  STEINWAY  The  Standard  of the World.  Piano  N0RDHEIMER  Tho Artistic Piano of  Canada.  ABT AND MUSIC CO., Nelson, Agents;  Application forLiquor License. -  Notico is hereby given tha't'T will, thirty day's from thej  date of this notice,'apply,'to> the: govornincnf agent.at  Nelson for a license.to sell liquo'r at retail at my hotel,,  known as the Florence Hotol, sitinato- three miles east of  Nelson, on the'outlct of Kootonay lake, in West Kootenay district, British Columbia.        ..    ���������'���:' '���.... .���>  , . WILLIAM ROBERTS.,  !  ' Dated February 3rd, 1890..V       '>; ''������ '"��� ."  The Tribuiie will buy Old 'Rags  And Sell Old Newspapers.  Noticd is" hpreb^' given in rtccordanco with thestatutes,  that prdvinfeial roveiiuo tax aiHlaH taxes levied under  tlie Assessment Act, are. now due foi; the ^ycar _,-!). All;  tjio above-nnhicicl irtxes collectable within the West  Kootenay district. Nelson division, aro payablo at my*  office,'Knslo. �����," '_  Assessment taxes aro colleiitliblp> at tlio fplipwiiig  rates, viz;: .     ��  If paid on or before June 30th, 1899.  "Tiireo-flftlisofionoipordciit on roalproporty.  "Two'iind'Oiic-half-per/'c.jit on" assessed value pfwild-"  land,  OnSJialf of oncijibrc^nton jior^onal"jiropcrty.  Onsojfiucli oil the income pt any porson its,exceeds  one thou-'and ddliiirs, tho following rates, namely: Upon  such oxeesH of incoino when tho same i_ not more thaii  tcii'tlioiisand dollars, oho per petit; when such excess is  over ton thousand dollars and not "more thiin twenty  thousand dollars, one aiid oiio-quarter of one pe/ceut;  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 r.eal property;"'  Throeper cent on the assoHSod value of wild land.  Threpffourths of one per ceiit ou personal property.  On sdiiiVuch on the income of any person as exceeds oho  thousand dollars, the following rates, namely: upon.such .  excess when the same is not move thaii toii'thousand  dollars,  one and  one-quarter of qiie  pbr "cent';  when  such excess is over ten tlipusand dollars and riot more  than tweiity thousand dollars, ono aiid one hitlf'of one  per cent; when suoli oxeesg is over'twenty thousand dollars, one aiid three-quarters of ono per cont.       ...  . Provincial revenue tax, ��3 per capita...        .':  . . JOHN KEEN, -Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., 23rd January,-ISCg.;;;-;     ���  '     ���.���/'-;.���..  __sroi,i6-H.:!v : ���    ���;��� ,  A general meeting of. the -shareholders o'f the ;Ne!son  Electric Light Company, Limited, will he held.at tho  company^ o/licc on "Vernon street, in the City of Nelson,''  on Saturdajvthe fourth duy.of JMnrehi 18!)!), at the!K6ur���  ���of eleven o'i'lork ih.Ihe forenoon. . ,.'���':  Such meeting is called for the purpose of:'   V   '!'.;���. !  1. Ratifying aiid sanctioning' the action of.th'oclh'ec-'   ���  tors with respect to tho pale bf the:Nel)_on Electric Light."i  Company, Limited-, of their plant and: franchi-^ -to thfr ^ i  .City of Nelson. ���..' >      - ������       .'.���<���   ���'���"���l   "  2. Ratifying nind sanctibning'such saie.;    |r; ���  i�� .'i?'-  3. Ratifying and authorizing the execution of (Jl.nec- .  essary_ conveyances to ccriy out such sale. *    ���'���  "4. Transaction of all other necessary business to effect  suohsale.   Bv order. J. H. MATHESON,  '-'  ��. - _,_,'_. Secretary N^spn Electric Light Company,  Dated February 16th, 18W.  -,-f THE   TRIBUNE:  NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25,  1899,
all paid
up.    -
Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President
K  S. CLOUSTON General Manager
NELSON   -B_R_-_-3SrO-__:
N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.
     BRANCHES IN   	
and in the prinoipal cities In Canada.
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Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers
available in any part of the world. '
Algernon Mainwaring was not a bad
fellow at heart, but we always thought in
the regiment that his jealousy of his
cousin Percival amounted almost to insanity. Percival was Algy's superior in
every respect; it was a pity they both
fixed on the Gray Horse, for if two fellows don't like each other it's rather a
bore to have them at suclrclose quarters.
But as ill-luck would have it, nothing
would serve Algy but the Gray Horse—
chiefly, I believe, because his cousin had
just been appointed.
I don't think Percival shared his dislike.
He had got the best of it all round. The
two men came against each other at
every turn; they were both good shots,
both first-rate riders. But Algy carried
his jealousy into his sport and the other
didn't, which gave him very much the advantage.
Gradually Algy was making himself
horribly unpopular in the regiment, and,
indeed, in air the neighborhood, by the
bitter cynicism of his tongue, and also by
an idiotic habit of practical joking, which
seemed to; be growing upon him, and
ended by shuttiug many doors against
him. But he wai'a handsomefellpw^^talj,
wel"l;|Set: up," with ya'yyi ully.vgqbd ^manners*'
nearly/,falways^a ±avorite#at"fit,st;'Sqaawhen>
r one'Sd oors .closedj.an o ther^o pen ed ,fand ahi s„-.
ex periehVefr^
" .-T^heii/lie'»bd>JPerciVanl:'bbth^eirinjlov^e
" withesMaudes-La;!'oixel ^yyefsfialfyX thpufeht;
', th efelwbu Id sj be'b Ipad sheKd\;$ b d Sfor txin ate-
ly fbr^tttefpeac^^
was kd JquVstibn /aCsifoVwhich^bf.the^twb"
A u - jan_l.°OTO n ^a rid f«a 1 thbughv?I*; thin kl> He;
adbretl-Ma'udejVhalf hi//srttisfactionslayj in\
the. 6esti'ng(o£*P!Br"ciya^r "He[«jpbqi\fellb;wj:".
very^hard'.that' winter^^andifJ5"»think^„wte,"
" „were;all/glad°*^
-^fongergot"the spectacle*of"the trvumphSnt^
.xsdgy: perpetually«before*His eyess";»■ •„ = V.'" :•■
"bnmeJ^lof/"Maude5 Eafbn'e^ha.d'^very; liptla
iri-bney''Ufyhe^dvvn^ 'andytheypiitratrelboW,
0 ;<dndiiidti(Ydi*her° "fia*_fi.e-was proverbial.
which; Algy s_ temper.became-"something,
awful.  *Jj t;'lfink toe °cpuldnrtp°uiake" u'p'his
m.ind^tp.Jeave"theireguiXent.apdify.io get
sqtuSthin'g tp^dPl he wgs ciit Out for 'sol;
=d-enrig,^ah^ atfjT^qtlier
"bcjpupai'tiqn.    .d **„'.■'"..»
OldLafone Had a»'flittle place in Ross-
shire, on the coast* w,laereo you could put
in a coiiple of weeks "very comfortably
after plover,, rai'bbits and "such .'.like, and
even get a dozen-or 8'oj brace of"grouse.
They had a little steam "launch, aifd the
deep $ea fishing was raither fun, all about
Cromarty-, About the„tinie of the Ihyer-
iless meeting, Algy ^nd X went up there
and had a tjapi'ta! week's ,spb»;t. All went
Well,until1 the Itist day.Pi our visit, when
old-Lafqne."tajked business; with A;lgy,.
and, upset him .dreadfully, He said his
future sOto-in-law simply rutist make up
his mind what he waa going to do—
whether he was going to' try for an adju-
tanciy or leave the army ail together. He
(Mr. Jliafone) coiild nothave Maude hanging on and spoiling her life for nothing.
All he said was fair enough, if he hadn't
upset the whole apple-cart by saying that
it was a pity Maude hadn't fancied Percival. I don't think he meant anything by
it, but Algy was siuiolV furious, and there
and then broke off the engagement. I
think old Lal'qne was a bit startled, but
Algy was too.angry to listen to a word,
and he left thb house an hour after without seeing Malude. In fact, he behaved
like the waywratd, ill-tempered chapi he
always was when anything crossed him ;
and yet I couldn't help feeling sorry for
him, and although I disapproved of the
whole proceeding, I came away at the
same time he did, and we journeyed together as far as Edinburgh.
At Inverness an old lady got into our
carriage, apologising for the intrusion,
and explaining that there wasn't a corner
anywhere in the train. Of course, we
both put out our cigars, and protested
that there was no necessity for the old
girl's apologies, although I,. for one, felt
intensely aggrieved at her ^presence.
What's one^to do on a long journey if one
mayn't smoke? I thought' it simple
cruelty to animals, arid then and there
madei.up?_ny;iuirid'tq jo;in "the smokers':
league, if any such 'association exists for
the protection of helpless males.
I must say that this sort of adventure
showed Algy at his best.   He was charm-
e moroseagain and raved against
;:JE?6r$^al * ftnd ^layLafdtfeipn^i!
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon Districting to our travelling companion, stuffing
his own things out of the way and disposing of her multitudinous hand luggage in
the places best suited to tbeir varied and
wonderful shapes. By the time we got
to Perth the two were as thick as thieves,
and I ceased grnmbling at the presence
of the old girl, for she broke the somber
blackness of Algy's gloom. <>
At the Perth station, where we lunched,
we looked after our fellow traveller with
such tender care that, although there was
now plenty of room in the train, she utterly declined to remove herself and her
luggage from bur carriage. Algy had
drunk a lot of that beastly champagne
you get at Perth. I noticed that he was
very much flushed and excited when he
returned to our carriage.. He began to
give our travelling companion details of
his-career, borrowing largely from the
pages of Rudyard Kipling, the most
blood-curdling adventures following each
other in rapid succession, while I sat furious in my corner, cursing him for a fool.
The old lady was completely fascinated,
aud kept on saying it sounded like a
romance, which, indeed, it did! There
was really nothing Algy hadn't done; he
had been in Jameson's raid, he had fought
at Suakim, he had held a fort with a
. handful of men against thousands of Afghans, he was one of the three survivors
of the wreck of the Drummoud Castle.
". . . I wondered how much the old
girl would stand, but she swallowed it all
down like milk, and when we got to Edinburgh, where we parted, she begged Algy
to tell her his name. To my disgust I
saw him band her his card, and she warmly entreated us both to come and see her
in Drumsleigh Gardens.
I thought Algy was going altogether
too far, giving his name, with the regiment and all,.to- be deseredited like this,
for the sake of a silly joke, and I pitched
into him well as the train lumbered out of
Waveriy station.
Algy laughed boisterously. "I didn't
give her my name, you old duffer," he
said. "I gave her PercivaPs. I happened
to have a card of my immaculate cousin's
in my pocket, and I handed it over to the.
old.girl.. Percival.will;be rather.surprised;
Fif.heVmeets heV"sonie;d'ayjtb*»hear^that^h°e.
is1the>herb:of a :huhdredv,figll*ts'-\that4i1e
has read/of*in!the>e>spaperst"r;; ff -"-yyt-^y
railwaytrug.■%:Aftet|a bit, tlie^effeetTqfjthe"
fate1 fund' "
£finaily^he "drpjpp^^
Algy^"cameHht6]my„nrj-.om :iB^lie>b-trraeki*
^wi tlftf"ai;t^ee^ ^^
„%hd": a;3et'£er"i^
■to^olHij-I-iafdnev and. Hacl..vvrittetf:and tele-:
ff graphed, a m plor in g: Maud e"„to|torgi xe&u i »n;
separa tibn"fraust|be»fin
-hiih betterj8he^fert:she cbiUdh't^trus-h-m.,
aud/thatiaVmarriagej"would *nofo'be.for
.their happiness." vAlgy."must,.take=tthis jas
nal." ':'.;■,■■   ■'?"    - ■yy^-.", •.,""• .   -
i  , Ifr^eadvjtKealettei:7 oveij,° •"ands«fpl.d""»him; I
"thpirihi iHe'.me'aht it*. *" Ahd^sbvij^tu^rned.
:puui?jsfor noJhiimbljhglfin^/the™ dusf. oif ihe
:part;o_:* A|gyj°had:-ah:yi"e'ffect.': It^-is^all afc.
an end.   The:,,pbOr/™chap was frighfturijr
"eu"cftup;4he* whole* ;thirig wasiiis b.wh*fpulfi
wliic-T, of cOursei yvash't a  soothing reflections   There wj»s <hdt;hing tb be. dohei
Ji O^Mejc,Jb_u_L to^try^MdVibearV^i t .______$pon=
after "he applied for exchange into the
White Lancers^ and for sortie time I saw
nothing :pf hjjft. They didn't care for him
in the White Lancers, and'chriHfcened hi'iii
''Melancholy Jacques." Although I eob-,
fess fate had been a bit rOugh on him, I
though-: he shouid have shown more
pluck. What made things worgeforAlgvSj
Percival was going in strong for Maude
Lafone, although her people did not encourage liiii. much, as he was even ^orse
Off than his/cousin.
0ne day PiBreival caiiie into the mess
with an expression of rutfei,'bffwilderrnen.
pn his face and a long blue envelope in his
"I say, yoii fellow-," he said, "here's the
most extraordinary thing! , . Did any
of you ever hear qf a Mrs, Ellen Macfee,
of No. 0 Drumsleigh Gardens, Edinburgh?"
I looked up. Surely I had heard that
name before . . . but where?.. . .
Suddenly it flashed across me that it was
our old acquaintance of the train !
"Well," continued.Percival, "I've just
had a letter from a firm in Edinburgh-
writers to the signet, whatever that may
mean; something like a solicitor in England I suppose—to say. that Mrs. Ellen
Macfee is dead and has left rhe the whole
of her fortune, amounting"to £5000 a"
year! I never set eyes on the woman in
my life—never even heard of her. But
here it is al' correct, "To Captain Percival
Mainwaring of Her Majesty's Grey
Horse.' It's one of these things no fellow
can understand; but did you ever hear of
such an extraordinary piece of luck !"       '
A month later the Morning Post con-;
tained Che announcement of the marriage
of Captain Percival Mainwaring of Her'
Majesty's Grey Horse to Miss Maud;
' •■■• Height and. tfenius.
Here are a few statistics bearing on the
question of height in its relation to genius:
Tall men—Burke, 5 feet 10 inches; Burns,
5 feet 10 inches; sir R. Burton, over 6 feet;
sir Walter Raleigh, 0 feet; Peter the
Great, 6 feet 8$ inches; Thackeray, 6 feet
4 inches; Lincoln, 6 feet 1 inch; George
Paid 'Up
O.  R.  WILKIE, General Manager
A {jenornl banking business transacted.
Savings bank clopnrtmcnt.
Deposits of SI  and   upwards  received  and interest
J. M. LAY, Manager.
Washington, 0 feet 3 inches/Medium
stature—Lord Beakonsfield, 5 feet9 inches;
Byron, 5 feet 8i inches: Voltaire, 5 feet 7
inches; Wellington, 5 feet 7 inches. Short
men-Balzac, 5 feet i inches; Beethoven,
5 Feet'4 inches; Keats, 5 feet; Napoleon,
5 feet 1$ inches; Nelson, 5 feet 4 inches; De
Quincey, 5 feet 3 inches; the chairman of
the finance committee of the city council,
5 feet 2| inches.
The Tremont Hotel
Headquarters for Miners and Prospectors
Liquors and Gigars
of- the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.
t \l*?" "?-a ;*"BAK-ERv&TRI-ET;ntNEESON.■".;.=.;"■„■:™»r
»„« sLarge.wfcdnifoftable" "bfcdrboji^^aiict. ° flrsfecla^ dining/
}.^£° °J,.y]JtyS'. ^h-f,"^vJ^l-^ ^Xk^»"'4\l^V" ii"
.    J.ato^b£yiij5:;KoyaJiHot%)Ca]gary,   n V^    .,
H. 0. HUME, Manager.
The flnosX hdti-l .n,.M.& intprior.
Liirgo siiniple rooms.   Steiuiiheniand elfcctric light,
Vienna tgestatamnt
U'nkor1 sfroot, hbtwecn .losepliine nnd
JJiill stfects; NoiSon.
R. HURRY, Ppop.
The only hotel in Nelson that has remained under one
hmnugcniQiit since 1890.
The bed-rooms  aro' well furnished and   lighted by
electricity. .
The dining-room is not second to any m Kootenay.
Tlie bar is always stocked by the best domestic "and
imported liquors and cigars.
' THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor. ;
Lnrgcand well lighted' Heated by hot air
Reasonable rates Sample rooms
Electric bells "and light in every room
Renovated and refurnished throughout
•    J. V. PERKS, Proprietor
Revelstoke, B. C.
Frcc bus-meets n'l (rains
Hourly utrcet car to station
There will bo a meeting of tho Liberal Association of
Nelson, at the Hotel Ilumo, on Wednesday evening,
March 1st,
All members aro requested to bo present.
Those desirous of joining should scud in their names
at once to the. secretary.
GEO.. C. TUNSTALL, JR., Secretary.
•%__S_--fe:^ ___s_-ft._-a __2-^_-2 :_a:__a---fc _-S_2--&
• • •
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
y.:-.-.^ • sv*.^dotenay^Cpuntry.„<*\t;_>•;.%
r*»""«"_i°".: ?'.%*(/•"."!. ":-°!"°,(;l;   ;    ,:'8.i^  ■s'-V'y-'^f *»
i<^Tii-^-loM°^Yi_^3_>-irjjj3t.-Sleepors^perated":from";".> ."
•°\";.\. .«?" ^icketS'issilfi-lltlfrdugft aiicL; Baggogel"     ".,   "b°"
°, t.a ■;..."." "   *  ""Xoliticke'd^td^destinationi ^ B""s;=°*=      „   „"
"-"" -°""V"°" "°'°P- i%lpssl^n°d/n^T.^i^andi-=?rtbbso^       (^/ "
Leave.."/"  °    " ..«• r„;DAII-Y->  *'*""»"   . «s^A^riye.
* tMain;Line-an_l„.lntermediate Points via Slocan Lake. V
"Xcave. "™»DAILY"; Arrivo.
"GiSO.K^ni.-.°y..%.... .„..~ v.-sNELSOJs! y >Sl.,...-.., .u...8::»,pi in.
; - ;Koqtenair" laKp«^aslq ^outerStfearriei: Kokanee.
fiea/e.". .   i)ailyf Kxcepfc StihdoEy „    Anriye
4:Q0p. ni.-......;;,.«:"      vTivr«r.M
V   i|^obte|jay
Mon., y^ed., _jrL
8:Q0a.in, Leave.
contract to supply and install any^ind of electrical macljinery
.NED'SON....s.%,..„v..11:00 a. in..
fjiver Route-Steamer Moyie.
■   . .       . Tue§.-, a'hure., Sat:
....I..NELSON........Arrive G;50 p. ni.
Nelson, Kobnmry 22ud, 1899.
^T=Mrtkes:fioiinc"ctibri-a^Bii6(rI.ay"wIth'"8teame5 Kolcanciif
in both dircetibiis,^
Steamers on their respective routes call at principal
"laudiiigs in, both "directions, and at other points when
signalled." .   ,   ,      .
AsccrUiin Rates and full information by addrdssing
iiearest.loiial ^eht or
C,l. BEASLEY, Ci^ TloKet AKenti \ m       ^  c
R, W. DREW, Agent. /
W..F. ANnTKP.so,\-, Travoling Passenger Ageiit, X'clson.
JO. J. Cq.Yliti, Dis't Passenger Agent, Vancouver.
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Neteon & Fort Sheppard,
TFje only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson &i\d Rossland, arid
Spokaqe aqd Rossland.
Leave ' Arrive
11:10 a. m _ NKLSON  ,.«:!») p.m.
Il:55a.m ItOSSLANI) 8:10p. in.
8::i01_. ni.  .SPOKANK  .0H0 p. m.
The train that leaves Nelson at (5:20 a. ni., makes close
connections at bpokano with trains for all Pacific Coast
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con
nect at Marcus with stage daily.
C. G. DIXON, G. P. & T. A.
^aslo & Slocan Railway
\VilIjwire;buildings for electric lighting, electric bells,
"qeluHric.-burglar alarms, electric annunciators. ■'
("Will contract to install fire alarm syslcniH in towns and
|    '.cities.   Full stock ol wire and fixtures on hund.
=    ;WI5IJE;F0lf_PftlCES.   Office and Storeroom:. Josephin.e Street, Jtelson.
-.!- s HEAD  OFFICE,   LONDON,  ENGLAND. "'■■., ;    ■'..
All cpmmuriicatioris relating to British. Columbia Business: to be addressecl fajPj^O^braweiv
  SOS^fJell^T^BritistTlCplXi^Fia [     ^     "^ ~°
S. S FOWLER, E/M., Mining Engineer
{ Mf LSQN, B. C
Arrive 3.55 p. in.
Leave  1.15    "72
Leave    8.00 a. in. Kaslo
Arrive 10.40    " Sandon
Leave    11.00 a. in. Sandon Arrivo 11.40 a,
Arrive   11.15    " Cody Leave 11.25
G. i\ COPELAND, Superintendent.
Kootenay Bailway &
Daily except Sunday.      I'aciflc standard time
Read Head      .North
down up       bound
0:30 a.m    Kaslo   8:30 p.m. Arrive
7:30    u    Ainsworth 7:10   •> One
8:00    m      Pilot Bay  6:30    ,> Duo
8:15   t,   .; Balfour ...6:00    ,. Duo
9:45    n   ....Five-mile Point....5:10   „ Due
Arrivo 10:30   u   ........ Nelson  4:30    ..     Leave
Connects with N. & Kt. S. Ily. train for Spokane, leaving Five-mile Point at 10:05 a.m.
Steamers leave Kaslo city wharf at foot of Third uttoet
Situate on the Crow's
ber of any description
district  of Kootenay,
Tenders Solicited
Nest Railway is
in any quantity
prepared to  deliyer lUrn-
at any  place vyithjn the
Office and Mills Corner Hall and Front Streets, Nelson
Lumber   Lumber   feumber
Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.
class  lumber  at  right  prices
Doors, Turned Work, etc.,
Yard: Foot Hendryx Street
constantly on
line   of
JOHN RAE, Agent THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1890.  (flggrf*  "TT7"E carry the most complete line  of drug sundries in Kootenay  and the quality of our goods is the  best that money can buy. Our prices  are no higher than our competitors  charge for inferior goods.  See that your  prescriptions are  filled by us.  We use none but. the best quality of drugs and chemicals  Special attention given to their compounding  & Co.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREKTS, NELSON  Special this WeeK  Just  arrived,  a  stock  of  the  celebrated  Box Calf,  Heavy Goodyear Welt,  Chrome Tanned,  Leather Lined Shoes  Our price, $4.50  Regular price, $5.00  18 and 20, Baker Street,  (Postoffice Store) Nelson  Branch Store at YMIR.  James A. Gilker  Wholesale Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Sandon and Greenwood.  ���*?*     -"-  Nelson, -TFaiJ>^mmMKasIo^^N���few^I_)enverh SandonwSilverton? .Cascade  ..CityX.��i!and;�����orks./Midway.-vGjeenAvood and Sirdar,. ".*.  ORDERS BY MAlii*l\;  PROMPTLY FORWARDED  ��� -     - a J?  dj_- d_j_.      __n  *��  B-C.  West &^iRii"R|li6��r ���fe  -M.��M>S^0F-F^^  WHOLESALE AN�� REf AIL  AN& POULTRY IN SEASON  il#%-lefftieis0ri I. & I WES, Manapr  ... ���.   ... .. ORDKliS BY MAIL UK0EIYK ^ARKpUI- ANJ) PKO...KJ; AVl'EISTION.  Prices us low ay miino can bfe Obtained iii Canada.  'I'HK KAYJ10N1)  <.al>li.<St. Drop lleaii and Scveii  Drawer is llnlslied jn  Black  VValntit,  and   which   is   not  surpiisscil in the market.  XVlM.K'1-I.U & WILSON  Cabinet, Mirror Cabinet, library Cabinet;, Drop Head   and  7-Drawer is finished iu  Oak,  IJotary Shuttle, Hall Bcariiif?  TJ1K DOMESTIC, WHIT!. AND 7.KNITH  "-.rawer, furnished in Quartered O.ik and Walnut  If you arc tbinkiiiif abriiit buying- a machine call aii'i see  t,h'"iti and be eonviileen-that I mean what. 1 say,  There U no necessity of sending out of Nelson when you can  can seo what you are buying aiidygct it for the same money.  <���"..'.:.  THE  JEWELER  THE  JEWELER  epi   Opera   House  THE METROPOLITAN OPERA CO.  ^.'ho beat company ever visiting Nelson, will producer  Ihixtf people���special scenery-gcod irfiigi-ix-now costumes.  Seats for nolo at tho Canada Drag and Book stow  THETOWj. AND THE DISTRICT  The Hospital Question.  Nelson, February 25th, 1S99.  To the Editor ot The Tribune: Iu  the discussion of questions such as the  one before us at the present time is it not  really too bad that they cannot be argued  upon facts, and let the best merited side  win, without introducing insinuations,  misrepresentations and personalties,  such as was the sum and substance in  ���the letter in this morning's Miner signed  "Civia?,",, .   -  It is a mean mnn, indeed, who will write  charges against anyone, and more especially against a charitable institution  and those connected therewith, and be  ashamed to put his name to the same.  Such a person is neither a credit to tiie  side he supports (and I feel sure iu this  instance is not desired) nor a detriment to  the side he opposes. If we judge ���*Civi.s'"  mental capacity by the time it took him  to formulate and write his article, we will  probably have a true estimate of his  ability.  Suffice it to say, the charges in the  above mentioned letter, ho fur as my  duties are toncerned (and I am speaking"  for myself), are notoriously false, which I  am prepared to prove if made by a responsible person. In conclusion, Mr. Editor, I  venture the opinion that the person signing himself "Oivis" has not been in tlie  Kootenay Lake General hospital half a  dozen times altogether, never contributed  one cent to its support, aud furthermore  is not a voting citizen, and I do not pro:  pose wasting time' and ink answering  anonymous letters written by such persons, as it is well known such people have  not any weight with the public. Yours  respectfully, Geo. A. B. Hall.  Tlie People Should Pull Together.  Nelson, February.25tb, 1890. '  To the Editor of The Tribune : I beg to  point out that the number of days on  which Mr. Kirby bases his letter is for  the charity patients only ; that -in, he only  calculates on 4S patients instead of 170. I  think my letter giving statistics is clear.  Now, Mr. Editor, all we ask is that people  should   visit our hospital, then,  if they  ' think it should be conducted differently,  let them become members of the society,  which they can do for the small sum of  $10 per annum. They will find the directors most amenable to good advice. It  may not be as perfect as it can be made,  but if instead of throwing stones from the  outside they would come in aud help us  by their advice; we would certainly welcome them; I am quite sure that every  director on the board will willingly give  way for* new men. and if the city council,  can.se'e their way clear to help us we wijl  ^be:j_leased;;La^  eh"ar,itiyrabo'und^  ���nigj ciVyV%6ii Fdjg'^  *-helr!i'eMaw;c^  .tions .ifeleastSuriles-ttheir^  jly-inconsistent"therewit��h.��>���"-._ f��\^/��X1D_<;  \ }f^y ^fP":!S^^(::: ''^^(���y&V K^'j^^  ��� *"��lvv_'" '���"*?ft�� "X"."B'.U?!. ��* f$?^^^^ S^V "* ''"i'ifi^  "iSir^iusticeMdfi^  'thisafternoqnj^  'proh-bitionSritiistli^^^  iheYKossland lawx'er.ladyanc^aJa"[Miiu'fof.  mpney ."-tq;��Ft:anJc.���ijWtftsJqi),,"5^  ^operafof, _tq'aK��ist?lnCth  ������^eiFji^her2Maiden'imin^f4n^&^Si\y^tpnfi  a^hdifQ^ecbveiftHe'skihSheH^  .��arc^M^B*Wrfif&^SWS4o^i&^70a;'  ^WaJtSqnj! ignored)*hXiu"djglu1tiitf?Ji8"\VelI as.  'allfsuoslquent'pipc'e^  jthefresjfiTt;^Vasa;Uia;tBc^  !againstf.Kimbf6ri��confem Tq���  .ge^^aliqund'^heifd^ s Wbjch, ��"t.lii|to=n  ..placSd'Vmiif ji'n^Wtit-^U" Snio^ed tqr:"an or-!  der-.gt -pr^hibitipn   to-prevents" ��ronyu  ���fr���pi^ ^rbteedingyfur  !��tiia1;ta-f(��tlilB/c}i^fav0).v^4nq^  tJjpTqijntfyi^utt'i'-i* w_jic:fi; the %ma��itfcr or-"  iginatled "*had   no   jiu'isdiction,   ��� Ji.istice;  Margin ljeld that in .such cases bhe sQOin?t  sh6uTd exerci>-e its diseretib'u? anti ji�� the  rappli;c)inrin=the^^crtse^had^npt^showtirthftt-  he \vas entitled to relief, he dismissed the  applicaibion.    W. A. Galliher appeared for  Watsdn's solicitors in the matter aud J.  H. Bowes for\Crp_)yh.  Arrivals Average Sixty a Dtty.  Travel to Nelson is fairly good for this  tiitie of the year. The registered arrivals  at the following namedhqtel-i during the  week endihg last night we^re: Pliaii', 02;  Huine 70; Queeit'*. 4;|; Tlujmont, 31; Maij-  ,den, 23; Clarkt��, 2I\ 1-pyal, 22; Silver King,  21; "felverbrooke, JO; Chib, 22; Grand Oeh-  tral, 41. There ��re a hiimber of other  hotels apd boai;dii)g houses tit which r_>  fti^terS are nPt kept, l^rpth the above it  would appetir that (}0 people ttri'ive in  Nelson every day.  Miscellaneous OoBsip.  The ilew lead stack at the Trail smelter  Will be blown in next week. Shipments  of silver-lead,ore from the Slocan are being  received daily, and the new stack will be  run to its full capacity.  The Columbia river between Arrowhead  and Robson js clear, of ice,.and a steamer  is making regHlar.tBi'ps'.  Tracklaying on the Robsson-Peutictou  roadhis reached Shield's Landing, 11 miles  from Robson.  A  limited   liability  company  will   be  formed to take over and complete the  opera house. The promoters are J. E.  Annable, James Allen, Christopher Allen  and G. Frank Beer.  Brackman & Ker have purchased the  feed business formerly carried on by  Henry, Forde & Co., who will in future  confine their operations to mining.  Frank Donaldson was charged before  magistrate Crease this morning with  assaulting a Chinaman. The victim of  the assault appeared iu court with one  eye closed and his head badly battered.  The row commenced in the kitchen of the  Sherbrooke house, where the Chinaman  was emp'oyed as a cook. A medical man  will examine t!ie Chinaman, und pending  sucn examination the case was enlarged  until Monday, when the information  against Donaldson may be amended.  Captain Troup successfully launched  the steam tug Ymir this afternoon.  The locationof the Sirdar mineral claim,  situate on Sheep creek, (i miles from  Salmo, was recorded today by P. T.  Routh and Edward Lebrun.  Mrs. Hume, wife of Hon. J. Fred Hume,  underwent a delicate surgical operation  on the ear yesterdHy. A telegram from  Victoiia announces that the operation  was successful.  An order was issued this morning by  judge Forin appointing Alfred Johu  Marks of Nelson and Decatur Downing of  Clinton, Indiana, administrators of the  estate of the late Charles Van Ness.  The Parsons Produce Company is asking for tenders to remove 3000 yards of  material from the site on which the company's storage and other warehouses are  to be built.  The Metropolitan Opera Company  opened with a $150 house last night Tonight "Fra Diavolo" will bo produced.  The prim ma donna is all right.  Fred Burn, whois down with pneumonia  at Ymir, was reported dangerously ill this  morning. J. A. Gilker received a telegram this afternoon, stating that his condition has improved, and that there are  now fair hopes for his recovery.  Motive for Temperate Lives.  We believe that social and public opinion, which in this country is practically  shaping itself in hostility to drunkenness  and other reforms of intemperance, is a  much more important factor in the  attainment of desired results than any  course of instruction. The vast majority  of men and' women are controller] in their  actions much mo;e by what they believe  to be the opinions of others than they are  by what they personally believe to be the  best for their own physical well being.  One may regret that human nature is thus  constituted, but it is idle to find fault with  humanity as a whole, or to expect a great  ;deal by attempting its improvement  through methods other than those which  it will accept and act upon.  Kipline Still In Danger.  New York, Feb. 25. ��� The following  T-ulletin was issued at half-past nine this  morning: "Mr. Kipling was at times  during the night in a serious condition,  but has rallied this morning. The disease  : still continues."  NELSON, B.C.  KASLO, B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  DEALERS IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Giant Powder  TRUAX  ORE  OARS  Canton Drill Steel  CARRY IN STOCK  Jessop's Steel, Iron, Coal  lt    Pipes, and Fittings  Giant, Caps and Fuse  Tools, Cutlery, Tin  and Wooden 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  Heavy  and Shelf  ALL KINDS OF MINING SUPPLIES  Business Mention.  New^dv^rtisfelmentsj.Toclairj  POR   SALE.  ;,qOT_#RES1MNT.-A$m^^  If on-1  m  You will find it to your��� advantage'to consult us',  'o re'�� jilaci ng.'jy.oui": ��orders,^_i'-a-w.'g'.�����.'",'-*'*'  Tinsmith ing arid Plun]biqg a Specialty  "   Estimates"CheerfullysFurnished ..W. >  PUBNisHED "Rpoivia  ei   .,..    ... .     -A].pl.t .oii .S-Iicu,  S.     .a. 'oi|Dnn .    Ly."TPIr.;lrXJ    uf^W.i-t-  fStrcct^oppqsitfieEnglisihpCli.rrcli'  . 4?���iire,����� ��ffesJ> ^/QCgri^  fronf ��� si listraieti6ns- feecei yeq  ?*Qt*c��.����� etc..    On^^aCGcjunt^  ourp.ni'ceg. Will "Ib^fbujid  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Oih! weablier here  you should ..lw,iys  sliilps.    AVo hfiyc U  is ui'icc.'tiiiu and  be ready for cold  full  Ijiie of coal  stoves and   'hunters on   hand   and  invite an ii.speytion of our stock.  S0J-I. AG1.NT.S KOH  Monsoon and Blue Ribbon  SOi".R*"AaBN'i"S�� IfOJt'  Monsoon and Blue fjibbon  'I'UllfO Ih* UOUliMK K(? 'l*ffOShitlg <tVH H c.ip ot  Company, Ltd.  MARA & BARNARD BLOCK,  BAICl-I. ST.,.Nl<-L-ON  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  'fhis you can have l.v goiiig to lieadciuarters, where you have a Selecfcion of brands  to choose from. We carry th ret) celebrated brands MONSOOJT, BLUE JUfepON AND  SAIjADA, tlie only reliablo package tea in the market. We caii jilsO supply you with  bulk teas, includin.i,' Japan, Gunpowder, Hy.soii and Black. ��������'���������  ABERDEEN BLOCK  NELSON",. B. O.  M. OMpis^pt  John A. Irving & Co.  Bulbs, Roses, Ho'llir-s, Rhododendrons,  Fancy Evergreens, etc. Thousands are  growing on my own grounds. Most  complete stock in tho province. Bees  and bee supplies, agricultural implements, spray pumps, and cut flowers.  New catalogue now., ready. ���  Have jnst.A consignment of Yankee Hills' Pure Maple Syrup  IN GALLON AND ONE-HALF GALLON TINS AND BOTTLES  THE FINEST ON THE MARKET TRY IT AND BE CONVINCED  Family orders a specialty and free daily delivery  Mail and telephone orders promptly attended to  Baker Stroet .West, opposite Oddfellows' Flock  NELSON, B. O.  -MI, J". -HE-NVETZ"  m Westminster Boivd, Vancouver, B, C,  Have just received a consignment of Harris homo  made tweeds, from Talbot Harris, Scotland.  FBED J. SQUIBE, Baker St, Nelson  The supply is limited, so call early and examine this stock.


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