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 /'���ft.  CENTRAL AND NORTHERN KOOTENAY  Have more silver-lead mines and prospects  than any other mining country  in the world.  0|>j  *!��  SOUTHERN KOOTENAY AND YALE  Have  the largest gold-copper mines ever  discovered, and their output will be  millions for years.  DAILY  EDITION:  FIRST YEAR���NO.  52.  JSTELSOlST, IB. C, SATURDAY AFTER]ST00_N", MARCH 4, 1899.  WEEKLY  EDITION:  SEVENTH YEAR���NO.  15.  -;��-  QUEEN VICTORIA IH DANGER  Of Insult if She Sojourns In the South of France,  As Is Her Custom.  London, March 4.���Influenza has reached  an epidemic form in London, being responsible for one in eighteen deaths during the past week, when deaths from disease reached the total of 1132.  Two drawing rooms this week brought  people to town. The duchess of Buccleugh  presented Miss Astor, who wore white  toilette with silver embroidery and satin  train bordered with single pearls. She  carried a bouquet of white lilies. The  United States ambassador, Joseph  Choate, is still staying at Claridge's hotel  ~and is busy house-hunting. He has accepted an invitation to attend the annual  dinner of the Associated Chambers of  Commerce on March '15th. The other  guests include lord high chancellor earl  Halsbury, lord chief "justice baron Russell  of Killowen, rear-admiral lord Charles  Beresford, aud president Ritchie of the  board bf trade.  Arrangements for queen Victoria's departure for the Riviera next Thursday  have been completed.   Her majesty will  travel to the south of France byway of  Boulogne-Sur-Mer, instead via Cherburg,  being the first time she  will have visited  Boulogne-Sur-Mer since the Crimean war.  Some interest is taken iu the fact that the  queen's yacht will be convoyed by eight of  the fastest torpedo boat destroyers iu the  British navy, five of them being thirty-  knot  boats.     Cruisers  have   previously  been employed for this duty, and the use  of destroyers is hinted by some papers as  iutended to set off French papers.   Much  indignation   is   felt   in   Eugland    over  the scandalous and coarse attacks mado  upon the   queen by  some newspapers in  Paris this   week.   La Libre, in   an insulting   article,   says:   "Frankly,  the queen  will be well advised if she does  not come  to     France     this      spring.     The    constitutional fiction that it was lord Salisbury, and not  the queen,  who inflicted  the outrage of Fashpda and' the humiliation of Mucat on France  will  not suffice.  It is well kuownthat the queen has directed Eugfand's policy throughout her long  ^ reign, and has never missed an opportunity of displaying her antipathy for France.  Under the circumstances, ^therefore. her,  risit is a-u"additional insult and defiance  ���of public opinion after this warning, and  it will only be her own fault if she meets  ���   with a hostile reception in .France."  The Autorite .says: J ."The, queen becomes our guest at a monieut when the  British government has made itself, more  1 than ever our "enemy. r Her journey will  be full of the same risk as the Maino incurred on entering Cuban waters, and the  French, government will be committing  the same foolish act as seuor Sagasta by  not preventing Frauce.from being placed  in such a position that the smallest accident might precipitate both powers into  a terrible conflct."  After such  hints as  the foregoing, it  seems possible that the queen's visit to  France will not pass without some Chauvinist incident, and a special  police stall'  has left here to watch oyer her m.t jesty.  The queen pays $12,000 monthly for her  .   ownrnojnsj vyit;hoHCiCouuting the expeu^  ses "of.lieij su i tef ��p i\ tube fin"gVs'txiy~ per so n,s.  - Altogether.her tt|'p""iwi}l^c.0!_.t"-iiibrG About  $75,000.   I-Iei- chaise, favorite white don-  ���key^and-nuVmbers=Off=pet?"dogs^and biids^  haVe been sent ahead.   Her majesty also  has.a curiouswhini about sleeping in her  own bed, which is taken with her whenever she goes.  The prince of Wales went to Paris this  vyeek and visited the exposition grounds.  He proceeds to Capyes on Sunday. The  prince's wonderful scheme, known as the ,  League of Mercy,. in connection with  which a new order hasbeen established  fpr those wild collect and promote the col-  lectiori of subscriptions for the pr/inee of  Wales ^hospital.fund,? live year's work be-  . ing required fdi admission to the order, is  severely criticized iii several quarters.  The daily News thinks the prince lias  not been fortunately advised in committing himself and in securing the sanction  of the queen to such a scheme. The paper  calls it "an organization of snobocracy by  the aristocracy,  which is repugnant to  gent lines, each party apparently regarding him as favorable to themselves. For  a few days, it is even asserted, he was a  voluntary aide-de-camp of general Miller,  though he was never connected with the  American army. The English papers are  wondering what is the meaning of these  '"mysterious movements."  Sir Thomas Lipton has engaged a crew  for the cup challenger Shamrock, numbering thirty men. Half of them are picked  Clyde yachtsmen, several having been  members of the Thistle crew, and the remainder are English sailors.  Andrew Carnegie is expected to return  in May to Skibo castle, which is being renovated aud refurnished during his absence in America.  A number of relics of sir Walter Scott  were sold at auction this week. Among  them . were eighty-three letters, which  fetched ,$1125. His walking stick, a stout  piece of ash cut in th�� woods of Abbotts-  ford, was sold fbr $705, and two locks of-  his hair went for two guineas.  LONDON  &  B.   O.  t-OLDFIELDS.  The  the idea of charity arid hot calculated to  add to the dignity of the throne."  The annual; reports upon recruiting for  the army shows a slight increase in the  physical developments of the recruits, but  33 per eeilt have still beeu rejected owing  to unsatisfactory physique. The surprising announcement is made that 18 in  every 1000 are utterly illiterate, and that  only 49 iu 1000 are described as well educated.  There has been a revival of the sensation caused a few weeks ago by the alleged disappearance of prince Ludwig  Von Lowenstein-Wertheim, who married  lady Anne SaVille, a daughter of the earl  of Marlborough. He moved a good deal  in English society and then disappeared  mysteriously. Au advertisement inquiring after his whereabouts caused considerable speculation in the London press,  ��� aud now a telegram from Manila says  the prince was at Manila. He has been  there many months, and was present at  the destruction of the Spanish fleet. He  was a member of the European club, but,  it is added, his behavior aroused suspicion  as he was thought to be acting as the  confidential agent of the German government. Before Manila surrendered, it is  further alleged, the prince was allowed to  pass iu and out of the Spanish and insiir-  Froposal   to   Extinguish  the   Deferred  Shares Unanimously Accepted.  An extraordinary general   meeting of  the holders of the deferred shares in the  London and British Columbia Goldfields,  Limited, was    held   at   Caunon    Street  Hotel.   E.C.,   on   February  loth,   Oliver  Wethered   presiding, for  the purpose of  considering  and, if" thought fit, passing  the following resolution: "That the draft  of an intended agreement proposed to be  made between the  London and  British  Columbia    Goldfields,   Limited,   and  its  liquidator of the one part and anew company, intended to be incorporated and to  be called the London and British Columbia Goldfields, Limited, of the other part,  and the .draft memorandum and articles  of   association of the said  intended nevv  company   having been   respectively submitted  to the meeting, and identified by  the signature of the chairman of the said  meetiutr, this meeting Jiereby gives on behalf of all the holders of deferred shares  of the company its consent to the following variation or abrogation of the rights  of the deferred shares in the winding-up  of the company���namely, that in case theJ  company be wound'up and reconstructed  upon   the  terms   of' the   said   intended  agreement  the holders  of the   shares of  the company' shall.be entitled' to the following-rights-in   lieu   of .their>preeeut,  rights, that is to say: Every holder of deferred shares shall be entitled to 1G shares  of ��1 each, -credited as  fully-paid in the  capital    of      the    new     company,     in  respect    of   each   deferred   share   held  by   him,     aud   every     holder    of    ordinary    shares'   shall     be   entitled    to  one fully-paid shares of.-Cl,  credited as  fully-paid iu the capital of the said new  company,   in   respect   to   each ordinary  share held by him." ���    -  The secretary havingreadthenotice convening the meeting, the chair said: You  will have gathered from the circulars���or,  more particularly, the last circular���that  it is necessary to hold three meetings to  carry out the proposed arrangements, the  first being that of the deferred shareholders. 1 should like very briefly tore-  niind you that these meetings are called  as a consequence of the unauimous expression of opinion made in ;*ohis���building  when we "held our ordinary "meeting;* I  then asked fbr fin informal1 -vote, as-some  shareholder thought it would be(ypfyjfe^  T.irable���to=conyert7t^  and, that vote being unanimous, I,, oh behalf of the directors, gave a pledge that  we would endeavor to carry Out the  'wishes expressed, provided they could be  carried out ou what we considered to be  equitable terms. To avoid unnecessary  expense as a preliminary course, we invited', representative shareholders of both  classes���by representative I mean holders  of large numbers of shares���to attend  meetings, at .vhi-.h we obtained expressions of opinion which justified us- and, iu  fact, compelled us to call these meetings  today. The . basis agreed upon by the  holders of the majority of the deferred  shares is that six teen shares in tlie nevv  gompariy should begiven for each deferred  share: Some of those who Were present  at the informal meeting I have mentioned  thought the proportion of twenty to one  would be a reasonable figure, while others  thought twenty-five to one; but Ultimately we got the holders of the great  majority of the shares to agree, as I have  said) to sixteen to one, and I hope we shall  unanimously decide today, as deferred  shareholders, to convert ori that basis. 1  do not think I need trouble-you with any  more remarks on the subject, and therefore I will move the resolution which youv  have heard read ; but before putting it to*  the meeting I shall be pleased to answer  any question you may desire to ask.  A shareholder asked whether it -was  really necessary to go into liquidation in  order that the proposed arrangement  should be carried out.  The chairman: Yes, we were advised  by our solicitor and, in addition, by Mr.  Buckley, who, I suppose, is the greatest  living authority on company law, that it  is the only practicable way. There are  other ways, but they are cumbersome.  The preseut arrangement involved a little  expense, but it is very desirable that this  course should be taken.  The motion was carried unanimously.  A meeting of the ordinary shareholders  was then convened. The chairman proposed a resolution in similar terms to that  passed at the meeting of deferred shareholders, and it was seconded by Mr. Pop-  kiss and carried unanimously.  ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS  The Situation in the Philippines.  Washington, March 4.���The war department has received a Cablegram from  general Ofis at Manila announcing the  arrival of the transport Senator with four  companies of reinforcements forthearmy  in the Philippines. The rebels in the village of San Jose fired ou the gunboat  Bennington today,and thegunboatshelled  that place and other suburbs of Malabon  this afternoon.  At.daylight general Wheaton's put-  posts discovered a large body of rebels iat-  tempting to cross the Pasig river, for the  purpose of reinforcing the enemy at  Guadeloupe, and a gunboat advanced  under heavy fire and poured shot into the  jungle on both sides of the river, and also  shelled the enemy's position at Guadeloupe, effectually scattering the rebels.  The enemy's loss was heavy. A private  of the Third artillery was killed. On  board the gunboat, privates - William  Wheeler and Louis Larrie of the California regiment were wounded. '. _  ���  The United States cruiser Baltimore arrived today from Hong Kong, having on  board the civil members of the United  States Philippine commission.  More About a Poisoning Case.  New York, March 4.���The informal re-,  port of Prof. Witthaus, the chemist who  had been analyzing the contents of the  stomach of Henry 0. Barnett,ris in the  hands of district-attorney Gardiner.     It  shows that there was cyanide of mercury  in the stomach.   Cyanide of mercury was  the unusual   poison which, was sent to  Harry   Cornish   and 'which killed   Mrs.  Adams.   Barnett received the poison in a  liottleof Kutnew powder, senthim through'  the mails to the Knickerbocker Athletic-  Club.     This   was six  weeks   before the  attempt to poisou Cornish.   Prof.  Wtit-  haus has practically completed his work,  and it is expected that Dr. Henry Lorms,  to whom other portions of Barnett's body  were delivered, will be ready to make his  report in a few days.  Congress Has Adjourned.  Washington, March 4.--At 10 o'clock"  this morning president McKinley and his  entire cabinet met at the capitol and  went directly to the president's room in  the senate wing of the building. Many  bills which had been passed Were presented to him for]signature. *The president  had little time .to' give, to the consideration of the different measures'. The vice-  president declared the senate adjourned  at eight'minutes past 12 and the house,  adjourned two minutes later.  Adjourned and Dismissed.'  Revelstoke,. March 4.���[Special to The  Tribune."]���The Kamloops Presbytery has,  concluded its sitting. The only important  action was the decision to' make an overture to the general assembly advising that  the presbytery be divided into the Kootenay and theKamloops presbyteries. The  libel case against B. R. Atkins of the Mail  was heard yesterday afternoon before  justices of the peace Jblaig and Lindmark,  aud the case was dismissed.  FROM SLOGAN'S HEAD CENTER  A 'VCI'oollen; Trust Eormed.  , New York, March 4.^The Press publishes the following this morning: ''What  =is=t'h e- fi i^,t"ste'p"inf1tto'=lwtTi-d=ffn^1g^ffS?  tion of the entire woollen, industry of the  United States Was taken yesterday, when  the riiakers of worsted agreed to conSbine  their iritere-Sls and formed the American  Woollen Ooi-ipaoy,' with a capital' stock  $50,000,000. Other combinations in the  various divisions of the industry are under way and will be (.onsunmiated in a  short time."         .  Has Accepted the Offer.  London, March 4.-��-Ifc is 'announced that  lady lierscheij vyidovy Of the former lord  higli chancellor and member of the joint  Am eri cari-Bri tish-Canad iau cOm m i��sioh,  who died at Washington on March 1st,  has accepted tlie offer of the government  of the United States of a warship to convey the remains of the deceased to England. The funeral has been fixed to take  place at Glyffe.  The Pope's Appetite Good.  Rome, March 4.���9.30 a.m.���The Pope  passed a tranquil night, feels well, and  will leave his bed for a few hours today.  There is nothing fresh to report regarding  his wound. His temperature, pulse,  respiration and other functions aie normal and his appetite is good.  Lead Takes a Drop.  New York, March 4.���The New York  and San Francisco quotations for silver  were stationary yesterday at 59gc: The  exchange price for lead was weaker,  standing at $4.22-i @ 4.25. The quotation  for miners and smellers was ten cents  lower, the price being fixed at $4.10 at  the close.  A Comet Discovered.  Los Angeles, March 4.���Professor Lewis,  observer at the Low observatory on  Echo mountain, sends the following : "I  discovered last evening a new comet.  It is bright and has a short tail. It is  just visible to the naked eye and moving  slowly."  Latest Mining and Local News.  New Denver, March 3.���Great activity  prevails at the present time at the Queen  Bess, where a force of 00 men are employed.   It is purposed to ship as  much  pre as possible this month before the roads  break up, and a record shipment  will  be  the result.   W. C. E. Koch, of this town,  has the contract for hauling the ore down  to the Nakusp & Slocan railway, and he  has added another team to the force to  meet the sudden rush.   When the roads  .break up the force will  be reduced and  operations eonfiued   to general, develop-  'ment.   An important strike of ore was  'made last week in  the lowest workings,  Vproving that the ore chute continues at  good   depth,   while   holding its own in  <grade.   In places  the new strike shows  three feet of clean ore.     Manager   Kil-  bourne is expected at the property next  week, having been to England on business  iu connection with the company.    .  V W. C. E. Koch, who has the contract  for hauling down the output of the Idaho  Mines, sent up a force of men this  week  to shovel out the road to the property,  which had become filled up  with a number of small slides.   Hauling had to; cease  -last week on  this account.   Next "month  will see the slides descending in earnest.  ^The Idaho mines are looking splendid at  present. ' .y.V    V ';  George   Aylard,    representing   J.   A.  Finch's extensive interests in this section,  accompanied   by    William   Thonilinson,  visited the Enterprise mine, on Ten-mile,  .'this-week.   They had a hard.trip, as the  road is not being used this Winter and  fthe several hotels on the road are closed.  The contractors are making good head-  - way with tlieir work, but it will be well  on in May before the, contract is completed.   In the No. 1 tunnel  the showing  of ore is as good as above, and is continuous the full length of the drift.   Nothing  is known as to what will be done on  the  ^Enterprise in the spring.  Much surprise has been created here because of the fact that the estimates contain no provision for the position of gold  commissioner for the Slocan, and this is  taken to indicate thatthe office becomes  obsolete on June 30th.- A. Sproat, the  present incumbent, has sofar received-no  intimation to this effect, but the situation  -is'doubtful. At the same time the salary-  for the position of mining recorder, over,,  jv-hich .there was so much hue andecy last,  fail, hasv-been" reduced to $50 per month.  The county, court regisirarship holds good  at $300per annum.  Nevv Denver gets $300 from the estimates this year for .the purpose of-purchasing the twoiots immediately in front  of the public school. These, with the.  present-site, will be fenced aud cleared  for a playground for the children. Silver-  ton gets a much needed vote of $1500 for a  new school. - '  ��� The appropriation of $750, given by the  government for the trail up the north  fork of Carpenter creek will result in a  good deal of benefit to the numerous  claim owners.imthat vicinity. One of the  great drawbacks to the development of  the camp has been the lack of trails, and  the present assistance will stiffen the  hearts of Three Forkers. Tne north fork  drains a big district, embracing some  very promising claims, among which are  the' Black Grouse, Blake, Roulette,  Phoquix. etc.  The people of ROseberjr are hoping for  assistance from the townsite Company  __t.aw.ards___ex.tencling_.the=traiI__up^=Wilso[i-  t-reek. The government has promised  $750 towards the general cost, and if a  similar amount can be Obtained, the trail  Can be extented right up to the third east  fork, or the center of the, host of good  prospects that have been located on the  creek. In the not far distant future  Wilson creek will be ou the list of Slbdan  shippers. .  Springer creek secures $2500 from the  government this year for the wagon road  from Slocan City. By the time last year's  fridebtednes!. is liCitiidated arid the road  cleared of mudslides arid cave-ins, there  will be but little money left, for the extension of the road up the Creek. This  road is ah absolute necessity to the well-  being of the caul p. and it nnist be completed before the creek will be a heavy  shipper. At present the properties adjacent to the Arlington baSin get but  little benefit from the road as it now  stands.  Letters received here from Toronto and  other eastern cities indicate that the recently issued report of the Payne has  come as a great surprise to the capitalise,  aud many inquiries for dividend-paying  mines are being made, The Slocan is receiving a great deal more attention now  than for some time past. However, easterners do not care for the undeveloped  article, preferring to "take no risk. Promising prospects can be had for a song anywhere in the camp, but this is not the day  for the prospector.  R. Donald, a workman at the Lust  Chance, has been admitted to the local  hospital with a broken toe, caused by a  stick of timber accidentally falling upon  it.  The New Denver brass baud will celebrate the ,17th of March by a grand concert and dance.  The big Payne mine has shipped since  January 1st upwards of 1700 tons of ol o.  More ore is going out of the SlOeun at  present than at any time in the history of  the camp. The Noble Five will again be  a shipper in a short time, as preparations  are being made for sloping.  Hicks & Welsh of Slocan City are continuing work on the Mary Durham, adjoining the Mollie Hughes group.   They  Great   Sums  Are   Expended  in   Entertaining  Dignitaries Who Go There.  When the city entertains distinguished  guests it lavishes its money with a profusion more befitting an Eastern potentate than a body of thrifty city men. It  is indeednb uncommon thing for the city  fathers to; spend on the entertainment of  =a^,uest=m,ucii==mbre=tl_an-his-vveight^in"  gold, a compliment surely of which even  emperors may be? proud.  The city was never moved to more  prodigal hospitality than in 1S70, when it  entertained the prince of Wales ou his return from India, In honor of the "return  of the wanderer" thelOrd mayor and ^corporation spent no less than $137,893, Or  sufficierit sovereigns to outweigh t\v/o  pi'iuces, eyeri of liis present arripje propoi*-  $ious. Nine years earlier tijis qity was  almost equally lavish, when it entertained the sultan at a cost of $ 1__3,0G9. Til  1893 it cost the corporation $52,035 tjo welcome the shah of Persia, although in the  following year the c/.ar was 'brilliantly  entertained at a cost of riearly $lo,000  less.  Thanksgiving day cost the city $05,995*  Or almost as much as the Guar's reception;  and the jubilee rejoicings of 1887 left the  city poorer by $58,000.  The prince Of Wales's wedding, thirty-  five years ago, was the signal for a great  display of city hospitality. The amount  spent in entertainments alone was $03,200;  and in addition to this the corporation  spent $50,000 on the diamond necklace  and ear-rings presented to the priucess.  When the queen attended the' lord  mayor's banquet in 1837 the corporation  spent $40,8(50 in entertaiuing her; and the  outlay, when she again honored the city  fourteen years later, was $28,770. Thus  on nine entertainments alone the city has  lavished no less than $009,055, or an average of $74,340 for each guest.  In contrast to this regal entertainment  it is interesting to note that in 1727 George  If was entertained at a cost of $188; King  Victor Emanuel, iu 1S55, for $(.,090; and  Mr. Stanley eight years ago, for $7,755.  The marriage of the duke and duchess  of York cost the city $19,210; in 1891 the  German emperor was entertained for $18,-  820; the shah, in 18S9, for $10,250; aud the  king of Denmark, in 1893, for the very  moderate sum of $S,825.  It marks the unstable character of city  hospitality that it costa to entertain an  emperor, a shah and a king less than one-  third the sum lavished on the sultan in  1807.  claim the ore chute is widening and that  the values.aro increasing.  Brindle, Pyman & Thompson, of this  town, will, resume work on the Anglo-  Saxon group, in the Mowich slide, just so  soon as all danger from snowslides is past.  It is a galena proposition, with strong  indications of copper.  Adjoining the Mollie Hughes on the  northwest is the Royal Five, owned principally by Messrs. Hunt, Ray and Kirk-  land of Vancouver, work on which has  been going on for some time. They have  two feet of mineral in the breast of the  tunnel, giving high values in gold, besides  silver and copper.  The new concentrator at the Comstock,  on Four-Mile, will be turned over to the  miue management in a day or two by the  contractors. It is running smoothly and  giving perfect satisfaction. The force at  the mine is to be slightly increased.  Three men are at present employed on  the Marion, on Silver mountaiu, drifting  in the two main tunnels. The ore has  narrowed up somewhat on both veins, but  there is considerable concentrating mineral in sight. Altogether about 500 feet  of tunneling has been driven on the  Marion. Returns of the carload bf ore  sent to the Trail smelter gave 115 ounces  "silver and 05 per cent lead. The freight  and treatment cost $20.50 per ton. The  owners are wondering why the'y were  charged customs duties on ore treated at  a Canadian smelter.  On March 2nd a bill of sale was recorded  here, whereby M.E. Barrelmeyer conveys  to C. E. Hope a quarter interest in the  Midnight claim, on Four Mile, for $500.  This is for the Emily Edith Company. G.  A. Simmons of Kaslo, ou the same date,  conveyed the Lake Fraction, in the Dardanelles basin, to the Dardanelles Mining  Company. "������..���"���-  Certificates of work have been issued to  the New Park and Hazard Fraction, on  VMarch 2nd. "        V- v"r *'  E.; Shannon, one of the owners of the  Neepawa group, on Ten Mile, came up on  this morning's boat and reports one of the  best and largest strikes made in the lower  camp. He with two others have been  drifting in the lowest tunnel on the  property, which was commenced under  the bond held two years ago by Dr. Bell-  Irving of Vaucouver. The last shots fired  last night broke into two and one-hall"  feet of ore, at 110 feet from the suiface.  When Shannon left the mine the full  breast bf the drift- was in ore, and the  samples he.brought down are alive with  galena and gray copper, running into the  hundreds -of ounces in silver. The  samples are among the finest ever shown  in this town, aud the owners are jubilant.  The ledgehas narrowed upto,four.-or five  "feet in the driftVthus making the continuance of the ore chute the more permanent.  Coming at this time when the outlook on  * the creek is so blue, the strike on the Neepawa has given more faith to the fortunate owners and inspired neighboring  claim-owners with more confidence for  the summer's operations.  Ifthe shipment of ore from the Slocan  mines continues as heavy asrit has been  in the past two months the record for the  year will be a phenomenal one, the total  shipments rervchiug a probable figure of  50,000 tous.      "     ,  LONDON'S- COSTLY   GUESTS.  A   GIGANTIC C0-W3INATI0N  Lead Smelters to be Put in a Trust.  One   of   the largest  combines, in   the  United States has been completed.  It is a  combination-of all the lead smelters and  refineries  of   silver-lead   bullion   in  the  United States.   The capitalization of the  combine is $40,000,000.   It is understood  that J. B. Grant of Denver will be president and Barton Sewell of Chicago vice-  president.   The names of the smelters and  refineries in the combine are : The Omaha  & Grant Smelting Company, with works  at Omaha, Denver and Durango, Colorado;  the" Consolidated   Smelting  &  Refining  Company of Kansas City, with works at  Kansas City, Leadville, Colorado, and El"  Paso, Texas; the United States Smelting  &   Refining Company  of Chicago,  with  works    at   Chicago,   Pueblo,    Colorado, .  Helena, Montana, and Great Falls,  Montana;   the Aurora Smelting & Refining  Company, with works at Aurora, Illinois;  the Pueblo Smelting &��� Refining Company,  with works at Pueblo, Colorado; the Philadelphia Smelting & Refining Company,  with works at Pueblo, Colorado; the Globe  Smelting  &   Refining    Company,    with  works at Denver, Colorado; the Germania  Smelting & Refining Company, with works  at Salt Lake City ; the Bi-Metallic Smelting Company,  with  works at Leadville,  Colorado;    the  Pennsylvania    Smelting  Company   of  Salt  Lake City ; and  the  PennsylvaniaLead Company of Pittsburg.  Duty on Lead Ores.  In connection with the above the following from theS t. Paul Globe is of in terest:  The Globe says a struggle is going on between the lead mine owners of the United States and the smelters regarding a  proposition by the latter to abolish the  duty on lead ores imported from British  Columbia.     The American mine  owners  want  the   duty  retained;   the smelters  want it abolished.   The mine owners argue that lead mining in this country is an  infant industry, which should be fostered _  by a tariff; the smelters argue that the   ,  quality of lead found in British Columbia  is of a kind necessary for use iu smelting  the American product, and that "a duty,  upon   it works   to   the  disadvantage of'  American-interests.   They argue that instead of benefiting American interests, a  duty on lead tends to injure them, for it  encourages smelters to set up' their furnaces in British Columbia and keep that  branch of.industry on the'northern side  of the border.,_Thev,n.ine.ownere-.,'*_r.v,.ti-e,--  other  hand,'assert - th'at  ifthe duty-'is"  abolished it  will bring.American miners  in direct  competition   with   Canadiari.v  whb  are   paid   lovvor   wages, and   that,   -  therefore, the American workmen will.be  injuriously affected thereby.-   * ,  There is,not enough lead ore produced  in this country to supply the demand,  and smelters have found tlie British Columbia ores excellent3 fluxes.   If required  *to rely upon the American  product entirely, the smelters say" they would not  be able to turn out as good a material as  they can .do by using the British Columbia  ores.    As   to   wages,   the Canadian  workmen   receive just the same .as the". -  American, miners; and the smelters say   .  that'question is.not  worthy of cousider- ^ J  ation.   The present duty on lead ores is li  cents per pound on the pure article.   Under the Wilson tariff there was a duty imposed on lead of J cents per.pound.   The  total importation of lead into the United  States in 1897, the latest year for which ,  statistics are available, was 16,332 tons, -  which paid a duty of $245,982,54.   Of this  ore, three-quarters came from Mexico and . _  _o"neTsixt_riI'om British Columbia.  Lead is a raw material of industry, and  why it should be singled out from others  of its class for taxation is clearer to the  mine owners than to others. The lead  mining interest has always been strong  enough to impose a duty, and it is now to  be seen whether its influence is still potent or whether the, smelters are^ufli-  ciently powerful to aJaoRsn" the- duty on?  British Columbian"oresi  New" "Qenver.s' Leading Mine.      .  The^ force on tlie" Bpsim"-liSs' |lm��vyeelc '*"  beeli increased to 25 men.   .Tlie Ng: I tunnel is in 331 ,��e\t and  tlie/Nb. �� 339 "feet.  Both working-, have a -Splendid showing  of ore. No. 3 tunnel Jias just/been��!.tart"��d"_  140 feet below the Np. 2 arid just to the  edge of the wagon rbad.    This 'will i*tin'  below the No. 2 shaft and will give tile'-  company a vast addition of Sloping territory* Ariother 140 feet will bring the next",  drift to the level of the lake.    At the  present time the ��1 shares of the -Northwest Mining Syndicate are quoted at ��2  on the London market, 1000 shares at this  figure having been' sold  t'l__3 Other day.  The regular monthly shipments of 100 to  120 tous are being maintained.  Another Attempt at Reform.  An effort is being made to induce the  city council to require the closing of all  hotels aud saloons in the city from 12  o'clock Saturday night until (5 o'clock ou  the following Monday. Those who have  this new reform in hand have been interviewing the members of the council wit h  a view to securing their co-operation, arid  they report that a majority of the council  are in favor of the change.  Travel Continues Good. '   ���    p:.  Judging by tho arrivals at the hotels,  travel to and fro from.Nelson continues  good, the arrivals averaging Over sixty a  day.   For the week ending last night, the  the number   registered at  the following  hotels were:   Phair 49, Royal 29, Club 40,  Sherbrooke  25,   Clarke  32,   Tremont 35,  Queen's GO, Hume So, Madden 25, Grand  Central 40, and Klonkyk�� 20. THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH
1\  1890.
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THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. Ti. C.
•     — Mining   Engineers   and   Analytical   Chemists,
Slocan City, B. C.	
NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. MeetH
second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning
brethren invited.
KNIGHTS.OF  PYTHIAS—Nelson   Lodge,   No,   25,
Knights of Pythias, meets in Castle hall, Macdonald block, corner of Josephine and Vernon streets, every
second and fourth Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   All
visiting Knights are cordially invited to attend.
R. G. Joy, C. C. Gkoroe Ross, K. of It. & S.
8. he f&vtimne.
New Spring' Goods
"TTTE 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 pJain Muslins. New
clothing and latest styles of Hats juit received
A. Ferland & Co.
Elliot li*ock, Bnkor Street, Nelson, It.C.
......MARCH1, 1S99
The Northern Pacific Railway Company lias built over three hundred miles
of railway in the province of Manitoba.
The company had to make a fight to be
allowed to do this, just the same kind of
a fight as the Kettle River Valley Railway Company has had to make in order
■ to.be.allowed'to build railways in British
Columbia. In both instances the power
behind the parliament of Canada was the
Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The
Northern Pacific won because it had the
province of Manitoba behind it. The
Kettle River Valley can only win in the
same way. The entrance of the Northern
Pacific iiito Manitoba has not been hurtful to that province, and the entrance of
the Kettle River Valley road into British
Columbia would do no damage to any interests owned by our people.
o    ...
That your food may by properly cooked, you must have good utensils.
We carry a full stock of everything required.    Call and inspect
The Nelson Hardware Co.
Vancouver, a a" ROBERT ROBERTSON,  Manager
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. Nelson oflicc and warehouse:   Corner Vernon and Josephine street-.
Jg It is noy/ coming on the time when we* begin to beautify our homes
§ for the coming summer months. Recover your lounge or easy chair
H with nice creton or sateen, which we can give you in very pretty
H patterns at low prices. We are also showing cretons in double width |
^ both sides the same in pattern. These goods are suitable for inex- |
^ pensive hangings, or to hide some corner that has always been an j
# eye-sore to you. If you want something better, such as chenille or J
$ tapestry portiers, we have them, an endless variety, in colors and quality' M
Hlsh Stakes Played For in the Early\ Sixties.
V v   During 1861.02, when each claim about
V ; Riclifield -produced from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs.
;     of gold:daily, it was a very lively town.
■     The most popular games of tlie time were
Jy^-Yaro"V"Mon_e,"    and   "Draw  Poker.''
v^V   The stakes played for'sometimes ran up-
ViQtb ■■'■  the ''yp-thoakayxds^i ^pod^ard^^ndi,
?y "G^
„v pjayed to wan „or4os^
r^rGu.V^LivlVf »*U's"^
V ;'. .Liberty.'.*;haviug^^ $v
; ..^''poker ^
° " wlferi"soinebddyjirbppecL a°»MwVch%flfRsoh^
v V the^floor^
■ »;* ,„sph£tepi^
"■'J.^regiiiar^6-i'.eeDl£i il!5rV^bhneWswe;e.pe^.::>5M-iis.
y :?v ■the^:' eag le"{ey;e5"-of :J?ete ■. ILi pie rty f ■ Qndfn o tf
,j"S" se^S-Ontof-i :tff^."3'he:ulast;tnurh".was; about.to"
*.; "• boi.l.°"*He;^pracedlthe|s6. )1 i tter Sdh" tfi'e^iii h"e;"
«>f f lirvcjf ^alj^tib: "nipe*^ gcklf The! tdi:pycdmei
: *I ih\ it*s}"atfd| befocfe goii. "g£td°bealihat$nighii
" in „    JC,   » Jl       -"".JJLi^1      n Oi_u-J,rfJ'Jn[p f7»    n qu_ *-^*.Mr_      th^^'n      u     riD-'J__J_L.'.|u-lrj .   *^   uii^ JJJCI
."■  .■-|fltP..,_S i°" n i. in J>o     ftp,      O^.^y   jl;. . J  •   -M-n      iLn °_    J„^-f«_2nn   « CJ   ° t_* 1  /,».    ■ "
\*p"('6ldt-VCafifgrn"iaitsr.".-say ^n"'S^h0-4VYje,jo5';"«anad|
•^iy.S^edbldte-Ghimdtay', The.amoiTrft^thaE.t.a^
tei!m;v\^eji1" i|ufeji io.denbte, th"ais*-ii,fc\6f
.nitlie;<-'^p(.sifcS.fcd'i.(jl,n_J_:'-"t.Bf': layout.o Fb*r i-iif
Isnfca.ncei:.if uth"e queen df""hearts ahjl? t'l.e*fjve;
"*bf .diamonds  is  the layout,  the Iiife of
tSe&Bts. .would,.be   "Yiejo."    aJhi.6,   if.'  ti
- - .pl{-3>»d"r staked $1QQ o"n„ the Jive of diamond's
- stntight up nnd" $^0l) „"Yifj6," apdVthe five
■; ydi.h"§"ai\tb wdh,-;l/(-vWPJLiid be paid $20jQ:; and;
"f if the, q"neenV„ ;pf fliampnds \VO13  for the
.V dea;ule;rjthe player djost $"200, aiid any toth0r
"suit Vviiyiijig/piayer:prfcd'ed\ep would  only
•■' lojSe $100 .straight iip.   Ii the player won.
1ii^;straigrit"|ip aEptl "\yie;jo" bet§,; he: «
". privilegefr"tb.pu&:up the jvhdle'stlnJbt $100
„. oh/\l.ecolote.''*"Thti"!ii"inean,s that the player
: "iBet^.thatvauotlier five will appear" befqre
acfiieen.   Shdufd hii wiri this also lie-is a'l1
»joxy'ed   to   play   the   wlible   amount   on
''Tecdlote CfiHlpit«,"AVliich signifies that
hebe.ts'the laSt five  will  appear before
another .queeri.   In thi1* mariher sacks; of
gqld-duat cbntaiuing from  $100 to $1000
w'quld eliange hands as often a a baseball
in a League game, until it was finally Idst
ovfer the.bai-k and another took its place;
Slany large bets by professional sports
have "been made^.but the most money that
was evei put up by one mat! at "Monte"
was by Johnny.Wilson, who turned a card
for $900 and won it.
Draw poker was a very popular game in
1S62, aiid rnauy big games were played in
"Jim 'Woodward's    saloon,   at  Bid-field,
wbfen flbur, bacon and beans sbl'd at $1 a
pound, and everybody had plenty of gold
to pay fbr ih , Joe Gopeland, Joe Stewart,
Abbott, and Bub Nobles were the big four
that  used   to play together, and it was
not unusual for one of the party to get up
from the table $10,000  winner.    In  those
lively   times   the  saloons   kept open  all
night, for no well-regulated poker game
was ever played  until after lamp  light,
which is no doubt for the purpose of allowing   the   players   to   pull   their hats
. down over (heir eyes and appear to look
wi«e.   Joe  Stewart   was   considered the
best   poker   player   in   the country, but
luck did not seem to favor him.    On  one
occasion he had three aces to open the pot
with, and he bet  $20.    Oopeland   raised
him $50 on queens up, Abbott raised Cope-
Jaiid $100 on three jacks.   When   it came
to Noble'a turn to play he only had a pair
of deuces, but made a bluff to steal the
•pot by betting $500.   All hands called the
bet, whichmade Che pot about $2500. Joe
-Stewart   drew      two    cards    and    got
a    pair     of     kings;     Copeland     drew
one card and got a queen; Abbott drew
two cards and got two tens ; Nobles drew
three cards and got two deuces.   Then
the betting commenced.   Joe Stewart bet
$500, Copeland  saw his $500 and  raised
him $500 more, Abbott called Copeland's
'raiseof $500 and bet $1000, Stewart called
Abbott's raise, and Copeland laid his hand
■"down ;;when. it came  to Nobles turn  to
play/i'lie^r^sied .Stewart .$1000,. Abbott
ps.tbqd»j(he raise, which Stewart also called.
v.OjnXhe'sh^mvFclbwnj'Bol. Nobles, the lucky
*,em]grant,.ql;eourse, won the pot with his
!.fo.Ui.^'6iK'^ls.^"jrhis manin his short, stay
>qfs"six"ml3__ths^ihHichfield, won and'took
.a^ayfVwiihShira. over =$30,000,- which he,
^ijb^pgkeKplSyer's usual luck, divided up
\^n\png(lxIte":Kgamblers, of San Francisco,
•Vetfifdibg'-a'^feiw months later to the scene.
'pf|Hi3.jsiiccess|ul operations deadbroke;
•yyi'ti """X^tf syfQood for'Joseph;    ".-'...,
p^inb.e^.js6sep.H Choate's appointmeut as
^p^-\8Ra.donn°tQ^England, one of his vvittiest
sayiug^sfbu|ing retold.   It was made ovet.
a"^riVafe/din;uer.table, at which he aud
Mrjs.spjf6ate^y.pre guests.    jSome. one. eii-
^ujre9\o£V;Jii!pVwho he would like to be-""if
1he\*(^)iiIfImQ.fiJbf Himself.. lie paused a few
§e*cond#C;;ak«°ifsthinking over  the.list,of.
^brldjCele.brillfes, and then bis eyes rested*
^upo;ui«.his°-iw4fe,     "If,"  he answered,  "I
*cbumVnotbfeniyself, I should  like, to be
^MrsfsGiaoate'SsSecotid husband."
SHADE ROLLERS ™s is a new department, and we can
zzzzzrzii^ziizzizzizrizizv:::: do them right. We have them in green,
terra cotta, and light fawn, which we can furnish with or without fringe
SILKOLENE0 0R ART muslin-something new-we have
— fa
In bulk and packages.
We sell at eastern ,. yl
catalogue .prices. '"'■( -
Victbria; Block,   Baker  Street,      ^  IN©liS01T9     Bi C
•2.5 -^ -^ • (=> ■^3' • (=>.• p? • e=? • is> • t=3-
S iS iS i=3 <3 iC3 iC
Canada Bpug and Book Co.,
Corner I-iikcr ;mcl Stnnlcy Streets
"■uij-*''x "*"• ""'-■'    ■  "  ""■"  " ■"-"" "X"    """    ■"   ■
Truiiks and v.alises delivered "to any part of
the city'.' ■
,    All kinds of draying  done  at  reasonable
rates.    -Moving furniture a specialty.     C;
Stand at corner Baker and Josejdi-ine Sts
DARLING BROS;, Montreal,'
Elevators and Machine. Specialties/ , ,    ,
DRUMMOND, MeCALL CO.,. Montreal,
■ \"     Bar Iron, Tool Steel, and Water Works Supplies.
.-.""   ".."-'-High-grade Leather•--Belting.;    .
J. A. ROEBLING'S SONS CO.,^ San Francisco,
■ "Wire Rope.     _y ; - —
OAKLAND IRON WORKS, Oakland, California,
-     Ice Machinery andJ-Tutthill Water Wheels.
Hydraulic {Steel ;Piper
Flexible   Steel   Hose   Armour
322 Cambie Street,     ;
Write for Catalogues and Prices.      VANCOUVER, B.C.
When theVpoet wrote these lines
and Postmaster Mtiloek had them
ehdoi'sed-ori. thejiesv stamp, they
eould" fiaye peterred- only to the
Co., Ltd.
the Imperial Oil Co.   Standard Oi! Co.
Washington Brick an,d Lirr|e Co. •■
The H. W. ItycNiell Oo., 1-td., Canadian Aqtlira-
cite Coal (Hard)
BT-T-5T1E--RS   O?
fold, Silyep, Lead and Copr Ones, Gold COMei-ii-ate, lead Bullion^ GpnidB PPfidlt, Ite
.  ojsm ^.3sr33.^xrzjxnyQMT ^mB^swwm^   . .;
Qllice, 416, Mowtgomery Strfeet, 3an'J^jpanpisc'd/P^ifprnia-.
Works at Vallejo °Juncti6n,vGalifqphia
FEED, Ete.
Wholesale and Retail
and boats.
the. trans-
and stables
Write for quotations on enr lots
The annunl meeting of tlio Kootenay Lake General
Hospital Society will be liclcl on Tucs my, the lith day of
March, 1S!)9, at 3 p. nl., ;u tlio court house.
There will bo a meeting of tlie directors at 2:'J0 p. in.
The membership fee is S10 per annum, arid entitles tho
member to hospital boneiits for one year.
Any person mibxuribiiig $1 a month will be entitled to
tlie benefits of the hospital for that period.
Subscriptions aro Folicitcd and a full attcmlanco of
members and those detirous of bcconiinR members is J*e-
qucslcd. A-full Ktat-cinent, of receipts and expenditures
will be submitted and otlur important, business will be
transuctcdi. y.■*..'. SWANKJSLL, SccreUirj-.  .
Bus meets all  trains
Special attention
fer of baggage,
on   Vernon   street,   opposite   The
Tribune office.    Telephone No. 35.
ffltKWllltS'Atip; DOTTIAiRS OK
fine Lager Beer
B. Asteoffe
Prompt and regnlar
di*livory to the trade.
Brewery at Nelson.
Having purchased the express and draying
business of J. W. Cowan, wo arc prepared
to do'all kinds of work in this line, and solicit the pntronaKC of the people of Nelson.
Orders left at, 1>. IMoArthur & Go's store,
northwest corner Itaker and Ward streets,
will receive prompt attention.   Telephone 85
Fruit and Ornamental Trees
Bulbs, Hoses, Hollies, Rhododendrons,
Fancy Evergreens, etc. Thousands are
growing on my own grounds. Most
complete stock in the province. J3ees
and bee supplies, agricultural implements, spray pumps, and cut (lowers.
New catalogue now ready.
Wagon repairing promptly attcrdcd to by a flrst-class
Special attention giv-n .to uM kinds of repairing and
Custom work from outside points.
SHOP,:   ({all Street, between Baker and Viarhon, Nelson
fiO. Westminster Itoad, Vancouver, Ti. C.
The   Standard
of the World.
The Artistic
Piano of
IN   THE   SUM.ESil.
COURT   OK.   BKITIsn   C01.USri.IjV —IN
GOM ER DAVIS & Co J ABT AND MUSIC CO.,.. Nelson, Agents,
In the matter of the estate and ofTccts of Charles
Ness, deceased,, intestate.
Notice is hereby given that an order of th".s honourable
court dated the 'ib h day of February. A. u. IS!)!), Alfred
John Marks and Decatur Downing.Iiaro been appointed
administrators of the per onal estate and cH'ects of ho-
said deceased, who died on or about the 12th day of January, A. I). IS!).1).
All porsons having claims against the said deceased
arc required on or before the ilrst day of April, A. D.
ISO!), to send full particulars of such claims, duly verified
by statutory declaration, to Alfred John Marks, of Nelson, ... C. with their christian aiid surname!., addresses
nnd descripti-. ns and the value of the securities, if any,
held by tlicln.
And further take notice that after such last mentioned
date, tlie said administrators will proceed to administer
the said estate and distribute the proceeds thereof
amongst the parlies entitled thereto, having regard only
to I he claims of which they shall then have notice and
will not be -liable tor tho assets or any part t hereof to any
person or per.-oiis of whose claims notice slmli not havj
been received by them at tlie date of such distribution.
Solicitors for the Administrators.
Dated this 28th d y ot February, A. li. 1SDD.
Nbtiee  of  Application   for  Certificfife   of
.     ImppoveWents. ""       =..-.?■*
i)l-JflI;IN 1.325.',0.. 1, -.■/){.?!-,. IX''_..;i>G. 1, O. V. if. KKAC'I'ION
X.'AiMv. I, iiitn-V.-stsiai.:!-,.:i<h 1,oj<a>_>'.;.j^IOa. 1.M.vc
u-KjVC'1'I(3.n* I. itJ56 a, 1, ,\t in hi. a i. qi'.A"iMs; sri'-ijVTBV.^
Takoiiotice thatl, John Hi^ch, asajfdiit' fdr tlio Hall
Miiierf C'onlpany, Liinitc'd,'fi-po hiiUCrs cdrtiflcato No.
iaSlA, intend,,filj.t.y days from tlio date liereof, to apiily
to tlib'mining recorder for a certilicato of iiiijiro.vjLmich^.
for the ''purpose of bbtaiiiing" a crown grant of tho ah6vo
claiiiin. Aiid further take notice that action, under section 37. must bo cbmmc-.CCd beforo tlio.issHanco of mich
certilicato of improvements, JOHN HIRSOH.
Dated this 2Kth day of November, 18!«. [Jan 25)
Notice   of  Applieation   fop  Certifieate  of
-i'ako notice tliat I. J,. M. It. ,l<\iirbairn, acting aB agent
for Hugh M. Bil:ihgs, free miner'-i cerUflcato No. 21,789a,
and Tnoma. Honnot, free Ininer's certidcate No. 1),C_5a,
intend, sixty dnys from the datehoreof, to apply, to tho
mining recorder f<-r a certificate of improvements, for
thc i urposo ri obtaining a crown grant of the above
cliiro. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be com mencod before the issuance of such
certi-lr-utc of improvements.      J. M. It. FAll.BAIUN.
Dated this 2Stli day of February, 1S9!).
Application for Liquor License.;
Notice is hereby given tliat I will, thirty days from the
d.nteof this notice, apply to the government agent at
Neison for a license to sell liquor at retail at my hotel,
known as the Florence Hotel, situate three miles east of
Nelson, on the outlet of Kootenay lake, in West Kootenay district, _.rili..h Columbia.
Dated February 3rd, IRSM).
Application for Liquor License.
Notice is hereby given that we will, thirty days from
the date of tlii-* notice', apply lo the government agent at
Nelson for a license to sell liquor at retail at. our hotel,
known as tlie Majest ic Hotel, t-ituatc oii the government
trail between -.agio and Forty-nine creeks, in West
Kootenay district, British Columbia.
Dated March ist, 1899. B. BARRETT,
t'i-fj'-J'il'rA.t, THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 4,  1890.
all paid
;    up.
TjBHS" __B^k_2sT-KZ
Hon. (5KO. A. DRUMA10N1) Vice-President
K   S. CLOUS'I'ON Gonoral Manager
_rc--E__-.SQ-isr. _en-A.-isro-H:
N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.
—     HKA.NO_ll.l_  IN    	
and in tho principal cities in Canada.
Are now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit on
Dawson City, Yukon District.
Capital, Paid Up
Reserve     -     -
O.  R. WILKIE, General Manager
Utiy and sell Storlint? ExchaiiRC and Cablo Transfers
available in any part of tho world.
The Story of a Portrait. •
Por months I had been an ether-drinker,
and the habit brought me within an ace
of death or madness. My wife in despair
rushed from oneian.ou.-. doctor to another.
As I was well known, my ease was talked
about. I was ordered a long voyage and
a final halt at some bright and sunny hermitage.
My wife accompanied me throughout
Italy, struggling with sublime energy
against ray weakness when she herself
was on tlie point of breaking down,
strengthening me with the unction oi" her
love. She was utterly exhausted when
we passed back into France again. Yet
she had the courage to do tho whole
Riviera with me by slow stages. We
finally halted at Toulon with foundered
horses. I had not an ounce of strength
left, but I was cured.
We were told that Toulon would be a
suitable spot to hunt out our last retreat.
In the dazzling provincial mornings iujt
wife, animated by her secret source of
energy, visited villa after villa, interviewed proprietor after proprietor, taking all responsibility from me,-leaving me
to my happy loafing, convalescent as I
r  After a good night's sleep, toward nine
- or ten o'clock, I used to stroll .clown the
'   lime-tree avenue to the old town.   J loved
to haunt the alleys, as narrow as a Venetian  canal;   as high-walled'as-a temple,
with the hand-breadth of dazzling  blue
sky above'.   With the keen delight of a
sick man restored to health,rI studied the
varied   pauara'ma:   black eyes,  brilliant
rags, gay poverty, exuberant misery.
.    I learned to know tho faces of-the girls,
-' who cast languishing glances at the lieutenants of the marine stalking by, glitter1
dug in nickel trimmings.-I had even made
".ii friend iu my favorite quarter.   Toniuo
was an Italian antiquary, as garrulous as
a- Marseillais, as wily as a Genoese.   He
sold Raphael's lit unheard-of prices aud
^ possessed-the art of making, pure-blooded
*- Faubourg St. Antoine furniture, contemporary'with Louis the Thirteenth.
A'chiy rarely passed that I did not spend
an hour with Tonino. My assiduity was
-justified. To begin with, there- was hi*,
accent—an accent of tin .inexpressible
-warmth"and color, for he spoke Frenchin
Italian. Then thei^was his wisdom, that
exteuded from the VoiuUerfeiijing of old-
masters' signatures" to the mysteries of
Toulon gossip, for Tonino was a confidant,
and.between the purchase of a stupendous
Raphael and a Renaissance stool, many
an unfortunate husband told his griefs.
Finally, there was Toniuo's artistic seiii-e;
shop; he nosed out marvels in places that
no one "would have thought promising.
' lie sold'me old silks, brocaded in suuset
colors, and a thousand bibelots won by
him" with Apache-like wiles froiii the
ignorance and want of the taste of the
herd. Tonino had taken .4 liking to; ixie
... jae^au-se I lacked jtne cduceitVd'prelt^nSibns
of 3-iilj. usiValcustotiiers, .and, above all, b$-
eftus;ej we both divihted the[ morbid and
dangerous soul of cplprs. Yes, Tonino
had taken a liking; to me. It was my
ruin. ' ■  , ■ ■"", ■":"■' " ■■ ■ ""   .. v ".'
One moKniiifj he hailed ine with a mys-
terioiisj enthu^iasiSi. ."Qquir&yiy to his 'habit,
lie wdkVstahding outside of lijs door watching for me. He &igualt.d we to make haste,
and I iiif^rrod he had something for me,
somethiuij Unique. Unique? Ail, yes!
Why did1 I not obey the impulse that
urged tne to turn back? Tonino was .still
beckoning to me. I felt a strange oppression ; my feet were heavy. But it was too
late. Gesticulating aud talking lo'Wj Tonino hurriecl rxie through the carved panels,
the stuffs, and the brasses*.
"Ah! Ihave found you something admirable. I bought it i'or yoUr-fOr you
only.   Look !"
It was an ecstatic and mortal apparition. Against adeep, narrow landscape—
a landscape of dream, of-death, and of
the unknown—stood-out a woman's head
aud bust. I gave a cry of anguish and
Shook in every limb. For the head was
the light of shadow. It was ideal beauty;
it was murder, vice, soul, intoxication,
love, and hate; it was eternity.. The head
was modeled in darkness and in life, with
all the colors of the sun, but filtered
through death. The face was long aud
pale, with a line of thought; the chin was
narrow aud strong—a criminal chin; the
cruel mouth—cut by a dagger's stroke in
the sensual flesh—attracted like blood
and kisses; the brow was smooth and
grief-Jaden; and, in the sockets of a
corpse, eyes, with all the colors of the
rainbow, that seemed lakes of nightmare,
in wlio-e depths Jay tlie infinity-'of time,
and the eternity of the world; eyes of
milk and of blood filled with torture, disillusion, voluptuousness, drpams, riddle?;
implaceable eyes!    From this ferocious
head fell waves of red-cold.'hair whivh
undulated like an hetaire's and parted
like a- virgin's. Long, line locks Mowed
flown brow and cheeks drenched in blood
and sweat. And it was the head of the
Christ—it was the head of the Woman—
the head of endless su_l't.riug past, and
future—the head of evil—the head of the
flesh—the head of the Sphinx!
Below the clean-cut line of the "jaw appeared  a  long, supple throat; around it
my  imagination   pain red-a,   huge,  bony
hand, compressing it slowly and surely
with steel-like  fingers*, or the blade of a
guillotine,,from beneath  which the head
would rise as sad as dawn and as fhiming
as a  torch of hell.    From this thioat the
shoulders sloped away  under a  rail shot
with faint gleams.    On   the   grief-laden
brow a precious gem trembled below the
silk of   the hair,  and   the brightness of
daybreak oozed from it.
tA shudder of terror ran through me.
As I stretched the hands of a miser, a fanatic and a madman toward the picture,
Tonino spoke.   His voice sounded  miles
away: "A young  woman—I don't know
her—brought it to me last night.    I was
putting up-the shutters.   She slipped in
all at once, and—I'm not superstitious, I
hardly believe in ghosts, but I was frightened, for the pastel is her portrait.    She
spoke rapidly—a voice like a harp.   She
needed money at once.   I gave her what
she asked—it wasn't much.    I said to myself I'd keep it for you, i'or it's as  beautiful as the Italian Primitives ; there's gen-
ins in it.   The gold pieces were barely in
her hand when she disappeared, without
a word.   This morning I asked myself if I
had beeu dreaming, until  1 saw  the pic-
tuie again.   Weil,   it's   yours!   Take   it
I felt that he was he was afraid. I myself was filled with an unreasoning fear.
.Shuddering, I wrapped the frame in a
.doth and carried away the masterpiece.
My wife was waiting for me at the hotel ;-
she announced that, she had finally rented
an ideal villa. Suddenly she stopped,
"What is the   matter?"    You are   so
'■-Nothing!"-I .said;, "it's this," and  I
"natched the wrapping from  the picture.
The head burst forth, lufninoue.    My wife
drew'back,  fascinated;  her'eyes sought
those other eyes and '.-he-smothered a cry.
"It's terrible ! Oh, it's beautiful !"
"Isn't it?"Isaid.  ."It's-the universe of
.perversity and doubt, nnd- it's the  whole
of love as well !"_;'. *
■ "Aud it's life," murmured my wife in a
hollow tone.
"It's everything !" I cried enraptured ;
"the awful perplexities one distills beside
an open grave—divinity, madness, tenderness. And then,'the-eyes ! Look at the
eyes ! .They are gazing at a charnel-house
they have opened, aud they love with an
immense love everything they have killed.
And tlie lips ! " In them I divine a poison,
.but they attract one irrestiblyj they bewitch one". Let them opeu—Lire, incense,
and ambergris will steal forth.- Let'them
speak—they will murmur words as gentle
as the gospel or as passionate as the
spring; but the last-verses—for they will
be verses—will be as. cruel as the headman's axe, and at their parting a thread
of blood will gleam.   The hair " *a
"Stop !" stammered my wife ; laying her
hand on my mouth ; "stop ! You are mad
—it hurts you, it makes you suffer."   '
I confessed : "Yes, you are right. It is
too beautiful. One mustn't look too long
at such beauty, or, rather, one must get
~us"e"d to~ifrra~s~one~get.s~.fsed to the idea of
death. In a few days we shall become
accustomed to this strange poem of terror
and of grace."
I covered the picture and was careful
not tospelvk of it again." But it was* im-
placablj*- printed on my retina. Aud I
caught myself in the midst of my reveries
coutetu_ilating it a» if I Ijacl it" before my
As soOn as we wer„e settled in ou.r soai
side villa, the temptation -,w.aa too strong,
for me. And in a room tlirtt we were- to
OfJcupy-.the most"! hung thepastel on/.itheV
wall, after J had found; a good light for it,
slightly slanting, without the southern
crudity. From that time on, the Head
lived with us shared our live And our intimacy! There it hung, gazing down on
11S with its eyes of carmine and of haze.
It weighed our hours and looked at us as
Time looks at one. Our demonstrations
of alfectiou were para Izyed wheii a erUel,
sarcastic smile seemed to stray about the
scarlet lips. It commented on our gestures and On our words. If I spoke of the
future, my restless eyes, suddenly turning
towards its eyes.read this verdict: "There
is no future." If I discussed plans of
work, if I constructed the scheme of a
drama the keen, piercing look spat the
venom at me : "But do you not feel that
you have no creative power left ?." And
thus it was with everything good* noble
Nothingness invaded our hearts, and in
this nook, all sun and sap, life grew burdensome. In vain we idled away the
hours in the open air, in the midst of the
smiling nature around us. ... In vain. The
vivid flowers sank slowly into a deep,
narrow landscape—a landscape of dream,
of death and of the unknown. The glaucous trunks of the plane-trees grew dark ;
a sooty circle gathered around the sun
and on the sea; everywhere the Head appeared, wrapped iu the breakers, outlined
against the crashing snow of the foam,
modeled in the horizon's clouds, Or brutally sculotured in the profile of the reefs.
Once in a terrible storm we saw it rise
dazzling in the livid chaos of the sky-line.
The eyes were greenish lights, and the
criminal chin was revealed in a jagged
flash of lightning.   The red-gold fleece re-
A general hanking business transacted.
Savings bank department.
Deposits of ?1 and  upwards received and interest
--■■j J. M. LAY, Manager.
miined for a long time floating in the
inky clouds, with tawny lights and long
gray strands that lay along the sea.
Alone one twilight, with my eyes
turned toward the Head, I saw the lips,
move and I heard the word "Come !'.' I
did not dream of resisting. I obeyed. I
drew near. When I was close, quite close,
the eyes shot their rays to the very back
of my brain, the lips half-opened once
more and whispered :
■"I love you."
My knees gave way, I sank to the floor.
All at once the blackness of night invaded
the room, and the.Head shone phpsphor-
escently. I grsped desperately: "Who
are you ?" Who are you ?" But now the
blood-red lips stayed tightly closed, and
only the eyes spoke.   They said :
"I have no past, for I am of all time.
I love you, that is all. Through all the
eternities I have loved beings as I love
ynu imw. In the black iris of.my tawny
eyes they sought the dark problem of life
and death. Then they saw that my eyes
were clear and blue, and they begged my
eyes to give- them all the tenderness, all
the nectar that they promised. Then
they saw that my eyes had grown cold
and gray, and that they were Doubt
against which one stumbled because one
must not know. But I loved them and I
set my teeth in them. From my mouth
they sucked sleep and gall, voluptuousness and renown. They writhed at my
feet and they died. I bear the grief of
having killed them. I suffer the world's
martyrdom, but I must have blood. I am
the one who loves you."
This is what the eyes said: they fell silent ; but they plunged'deepeivand deeper
into mine. Prostrate, I felt a vast shudder of passion thrill through my soul and
my flesh.'.;:,
I hid the secret: in .the .depths of yniy^e-
ing,like jiitrejaguVe^an^fa'-'csrim^^^pd^J
began to^likeV.oh* ^
t hrew nieT«|nptO!»tec„tasies <aucll-^b^sms.y^At*'
the sam^hOurfey„efj^„.ey;enuning:-Fslijpped,
watched-its eyes whispeiun^th&n.darjvness
the one
tion.    Sij^t3^"4%^Hti^|^-^e^h|a;
black- pupilg£;§.oJ&e"fc^^^
and bhieV hrutHhey?wer^aInwa"vs„:h_iiid°aiid.
gray.   I pressed; my/Iips. against".»dthe;piti-:J
less nioatM:any,*Bdhisliin!kjdQwb/"witM
'with its ;heatkv^r^-k'r::;"™r-ls"?"»v^> i^
'One niglit,.a>f'L"wfts;.gm
in thergathering^shitdjows:°Ij>made/outta-
figure sttindf^
before thCid6lj*^iids#s/i|:_-iJ^
I saw its'ljps^ ,
I recognized"feheiV"v6rshipihgVsD^
was my wifeV!p*^el3_lblVsyhBB^^^
in me lik^a"|ii.mjng yoTcano.,{Myvcldhchbd;
fists roseV:r?ea:dyr|,o""fali^antl' ^grincl" JielpVtp
00 wder. „" HS v^ •was: -i 6 %haitl°d j-d I "no tIki 11?
1 cannot'Saj^itlwal^^^
My ...wife lay asleep on the couch, but she
slept with her eyes open, fixed upon the
ceiling. I leaned over her. By this
movement my gaze met hersj and I saw
that her eyes were the eyes of the Head!
I uttered a cry of horror. The dagger
was still clutched in my fingers, ltfell in
the same spot, in the middle of the eyeballs, and I gasped: "Forgive me! forgive
me, oh, forgive me! I must—I must end
it all!"
Crimson waves bubbled up as if from a
living spring and crawled along the white
sheets. But in the black holes the eyes
re-appeared the same as before T had put
them out—of milk and of blood, implacable, eternal, and>gentle.
Springing out of the wide-open window
I flung myself into the night. But the
night suddenly kindled with a hundred
thousand heads that were the Head, and
the tempest howled through their
"You can break with passions, with beings, with life—you can never break with
the eye-.!"
And all the stars turned into the eyes,
flashing into mine. And I felt that they
•would be with me in the grave.    •
Patronize Home Industry
P. Burns <£ Co.
Meat Merchants
Wholesale Markets at /folson, Rossland, Sandon and Greenwood.
Trail,  Ymir, Kaslo,  New Denver,  Sandon, Silverton, Cascade
City,  Grand Forks,   Midway, Greenwood and Sirdar.
Head Office, Nelson, B.C.
Kootenay Cigar
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Coal and
Wood Dealer
Delivered _o any part of tho city.
Full measurement guaranteed.
Baker Street, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager
Nelson   Opera   House
One week, commencing Monday, February 27th. „
TONIGHT«"The two Orphants"
Office at Corner Baker and Ward Streets
Vienna Restaurant
-   Baker street, botwecn Josephine and
Hall streets, Nelson.
.fcVi? v?
iS^^^^^AK'^^-N connection'    _ '
^"°V"^Vp>hlY^ EMPLOYED
BK^EipRSRY, Prop.
Pure drama and comedy, up-to-date spccialtie3.
Prices, »0 cents, 75 cents and $1.
-A.T   8_30
James McPhee I electriclan
Will contract to supply and install any l^ind of electrical, machinery
Will wire lmildings'for electric lighting, electric bells,
electric burglar alarms, electric annunciators.
Will contract to inf.mll fire alarm systems in (owns an
cities.   Full stock ot wire and iixturcs on hand.
because I w,-\s"no jlOngeifAiiysjalti; ^ftnofiiei."
force in-t^elledjiu-i-f-it, .vvjaslno^tliejipur. d
I camelo niy^e]tV^fVii|flin^'on^.i; sliRjyecy
rock, lasliecl abiby..^ig,,Jbia"jjl«/tue|b,p3-!st-toi''_..
waves. My: iliee was \fe% \v.ith ^jpcl-boi-ue
spray. Little by, little, complete con-
;onj)^:rgs||iurant   in   the
QyiiieroalWwhite cooks.
..v> n^p,jj? ^... p.yJafy3
4^fejfprfetftKh!.ufich from 12 to 2
,6fc|*0ck.;."^'^e'trS. Dinner from 5
tb":8. ."t'-SJiort^ofders   at  all   hours.
Wr\ITE FOR PRICES.    Office and Storeroom:   Josephine Street,JJelson. ._    .
All communications relating to .British  Columbia  business to be addressed  to'P. O. Drawer
<-   ' ■" 505, Nelson, British Columbia .   _
ci(3ed that I miisfc brealc tlie spell—break
with the Henri, brjekk with the eye_i"-a
teirible rupture, that wofild deuiand the
energy of a giailt bv of a mitdiiian. But it
must be, uulesisi was prepared for torture
or death. Suddenly I-lurried aiid bewail
fo trace my. steps toward the house. I
followed the \yihding ribbon of a path
"cut in the cliff's side. At my feet the gulf
roared". FrOiri jbiijie to tiine I had to
spring across fissures in the rock iibdy'e
(he precipice, i\Iy feet continually slipped on -the pine needles—the sensation*
desipeiiateand teiflptiifg, of a void, of the
end of all thing", overcamo me. Yet I
strode On, strfihuoiis and flndfiftuted, my
soul straining toward a single goal. I was
going toward salvation or riiin, My head
swam and the black night folded itselx
closer about me.
In the depths Of the room the Head
shone our, and the lip** said "Come!" and
the eyes whisperpd "I love yOu!" But
calm and strong I took out of my desk a
broad dagger with a triangular blade,
mounted in a stunt ivory handle. I
grasped it .firmly. Then I walked resolutely toward the infernal light. I raised
my arm. The eye-* gleamed with a sadder
glow, full of love and reproach. I felt
that if it were hot done on the instant it
would never be done—and my arm fell,,
rose, and fell again. <
In the corpse-like eye-sockets, in place
of the gray aud red eyes, the poniard had
cut two broad, black holes. A sigh pf
deliverance was stilled in my throat, for
oil the face, that had remained a.s luminous as a torch, two tears of blood flowed
from the open wounds to the fatal lips,
still smiling, and from them to the
criminal chin, where they hung,
trembling; and other tears of blood
sprang forth, pearling the hair. From
the precious gem in the middle of the
brow blood oozed instead of the brightness of the day. And in the black holes
of the orbits the eyes re-appeared the
same as before I put them out—of milk
aud of blood, cruel, eternal and gentle.
Terror and madness seized me. Dripping with an icy sweat, I dashed through
the night-still house. A door yielded
softly to my pressure, and I found myself
in a bath of light.   It was my bedroom.
■•'■.       AN.DSSO LINE
n       Pr      .,  -f
Fast; and  Short  Route  to and   From
. :    KoroTen"ay~Cou ntry7
i<*ir_t-cla!_s anil Tffiirist SIcopei-s Operated from
PApxpia to atxjAN'J'jc
Tie._<._& issued through and bng-jngc
cheeked to destinatibii.
Rossland, Trail and; Robsorj.
Leave. DAILY Arrive,
(i: JO, p. 111.., *. .-Kj-LgO^..,........... *,. lQ.*:iQ is. ill,
Main Lin;e and Intermediate Poinds Via Slocan Lake.
LoaVc.                              PA1LT Aj-rivc.
(WW a. 111 NKLSON ,■ .8:30 p. 111.
Kootenay Lake-Kaslo fJoute-Stearnar Kokanee.
Loavto.                l.aily Kxuciit Su/ifluj: Arrive
l:Q0p. ill;.., ...XKI-!_0.\ ., 11:00 a.l.i.
K,ooteijay Riyer Route--Stearrier Moyie.
Moil;, Wed., tfri. Ti,ie«., Tliui^.'Sat.
i-Ma, in. Leave.....»..NtI.Ij$OiS'...> Arrive l.:S0p. 111.
Makes'qoiiiieotion at Pilot Hay with HlgmitQr ivokanuo
in bbth diregtions.
SteiinierB on their respective routes call at prihc'lpal
.andin._s in both directions, and at other poiilts when
Ascertain Kates and full iiiforl..n.t<ion by addressing
nearest local agent or
C. E. B-ASLEY, City TioKet Agent,
R, W. DREW, Agent.
W.-F. Andkisson, Traveling Passenger Agent, jVelson.
10. J. CoyLK, Dis!t Passcngbr AgiSiiT. Vancouver.
Spokane Falls & Northern,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard,
fled Mountain Railways.
Tfje only all rail route without change of cars
between Nelson an,d Rossland, aqd
Spokaqe and Rosslaqd.
J.-RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager;   »i|-i   or^Kf     a   r\
S. S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer \  IN tLOUrM,   D. "O.
Goat River Lumber Company
Situate oh the Crow's Nest Railway is prepared: tp>-deli>er l-plXij
Ber of any description in any quantity at any py\h0.~^\h\^ihe\
district of Kootenay.      ^              .
Tenders SDlicited
GOAT BIVEF.   LUMBERr COiyiPANY, „.       •-
G.  A.. BlGEi£OW5!rVJanager«
.„     n       -°" d>^H*1„   %"= Hub*  nn        „pO„_''fl_^n   O.l,*
Nelson, B. C.
!1:I0 a. m..
11:55 a. m
8:»0 a. m..
 NKLSON 5:30 p.m.
  1.0SSI..ANI) 3:10 p. in.
 ...SPOKANE G:10.p..n.
The train that leaves Nelson at G:20 a. rn.. make* close
connections at bpokailo 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.
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.
WII_LIAM STnT, General S. 8, Agent, Winnlpag.
Office and Mills Corner Hall and Front Streets, Nebon
Lumber   Lu
Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Prop.
First   class   lumber   at   right   prices
Doors,  Turned Work,  etc.j
Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street.
line   of.
Also  a  full
constantly, on
JOHN RAE, Agent.
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Go.
Daily except Sunday.      Pacific standard time
Sou tli      Read Read      North
hound      down up        bound
l_oavo    (>::«) a.m    Kaslo 8:30 p.m. Arrive
Due       T:*i(>    t  Ainsworth 7:10  «» Duo
Due       8:00    n      Pilot Bay  (ii'SO    » Duo
Duo       8:15    11   ....:... Balfour 0:00    n Duo.
Due        11:45    n   .. ..Kive-niilo Point—5:10    n Due
Arrivo 10:'.0    »     Nelson  4:30    n      Leavo
Connects with N. & Ft. S. Ry. train for Spokane, leaving Five-mile Point at 10:05 ».ra.
Stcamon. leave Kaslo city wharf at foot of Third street
H^aslo & Slocan Railway
Leavo    8.00 ft. in..
Arrivo 10.40     ".
DAitv Goiiio eabt:
Kaslo Arrive 3.55 p. _n.
Sandon Leave  1.15    »    "
CODY branch;
11.00 a. m. Sandon
11.15    " Cody
G. F. COPELAND, Stiporintcndeiit.
Arrive 11.40 a. m
Leave 11.25    "
Office:  Vornoii street, Nelson, B. C. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 4,  1809.
TTTE 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.
Wo use none but the bent Quality of drugs and chemicals
Special attention given to their compounding
W. F. Teetzel & Co.
Special this Week,
Box Calf,
Heavy Goodyear Welt,
Chrome Tanned,
Leather Lined Shoes
Our price, $4,50
Regular price, $5,00
and 20, Baker Street,
(Postoffice Store) Nelson
%    Branch Store at YMIR.
James A. Gilker
.    A lit KINDS OP-
canvass goods    tents "and awnings
thieio.   i±&J±.jD&Q3$r
Baker Street, opposite the postoiilee.
W^id^iifoe Lots for Safe!
*-f-iu)-ij-ess ;cQi*jfier fin Vernon, stueet . ,. $4000
„ BHdu,s#Wd tWlotsdn Mill street (snitp) llOO
'■J-toT&se-uhcT'tWQ Jots, on  Vteriion street 160Q
flyonse and Jot fin Victoria Street,. . . 2100
. If Ouse and lot on Victoria street -. . ... 1650
House iind, fob On Victoria sti-got". . . 1900
.House .and tWo lots on Carbonate St, 1800
Dairy Banclij on Kootenay .Lake hear
Nelson, fillers received.
ALEX   STEWART,    Mining   Broker.
Office:   Turner & Boeckh block, Baker and
Ward streets Nelson.
Business and
Residential Lots
-FOE SALE in tlie original townsite on easy
~ terms.    Also lots for sale in Grand Forks
aud Cascade Gifcy. ,
Land Agent,
Coriier Baker and Kootenay Streets,    Nelson,   B. C.
fJORNER LOT—Northeast corner Baker and Josephine
2-'   street.*, Nelson, 51) by 120, with all improvements.
Price $10,000 cash.   Apply to John Houston.
NICE, newly furnished  rooms for rent,  with bath,
electric light, and furnace heat.   Apply on Silica
street, opposite Knglish church.
WANTED—'liy Canadian lady, situation as useful
companion, housekeeper, or governess to small
flbildreh; musical; experienced. Highest references. Ad-
dress C, care postmaster, Nakusp, B, C.
teles A, WateriM & Go.
Baker Street, Nelson
FOB   S-_5_.-__.-___
.-Room House, Mines Road  '§'750
•i Boom House and 'i Lots, Victoria St 1200
FOB _R~~~sr~_"
Three and Four Room Houses
Oflicc in Aberdeen block. Baker St., Nelson
H_.A.)qUj\RTEKS, March l.st, 1899.
The company will parade on Tuosdays and Saturdays
at the Armory, at 7:1,. p.m., until further .ordors. By
order, .   ARTHUR JO. HODGINS, Captain.
The Tribune will buy Old Rags
The second larpe transfer barpe of the
Canadian Pacific Hail way Company's was
launched at the local shipyard yesterday.
The two barges will enable the company
to move thirty freight cars daily from
Kootenay JLanding to Nelson.
A. J. Marks will leave on Tuesday for
Grand Forks, where he goes on business in
connection with the administration of the
estate of the late Charles Van Ness.
General superintendent Marpole, of the
Cauadiau Pacific Railway Company, is
expected iu Nelson this week, when a
definite announcement of the company's
intentions in respect to the building of
Kootenay lake section of the Crow's Nest
railway may be expected. So far all reports with respect to the company's
intentions have been mere surmises.
Martin O'Reilly returned from a trip to
Eastern Canadian points last evening,
where he has been purchasing a stock of
drygoods for the business which he proposes to open in Nelson within the next
ten days. He has secured premises in the
west end' store, in the Bank of British
Columbia building. Joseph Meagher,
formerly of Campbellford, accompanied
Martin on the return trip, aud will be associated with him in the business venture.
The members of the local gun club again
practiced on clay pigeons this afternoon
on the C. P. R. flat. A leading member
reports they managed to hit one "bird" iu
seven at the first shoot, which took place
last Saturday on the same grounds.
Captain G, P. Hay ward, the oldest captain on the lake in experience, has quit
piloting the steamer International and
will take it easy for a month or two. The
International has been turned over to the
Kootenay Railway & Navigation Company, and the management requires all
the company's employees to live at Kaslo.
G. M. McDowell, who is trying to secure
a site for the erection of sampling works
at Nelson, is still hopeful that he will
A Chinaman was arraigned before police
magistrate Crease this morning upon the
charge of attempting to pass a counterfeit
dollar piece in a local meat market. The
case was enlarged till Monday morning.
The fire department had a call at 8:15
this afternoon to a brick residence owned
by L. Pogue ou Victoria street. It is supposed that the fire originated in an
attempt to thaw out a frozen water pipe.
The fire was extinguished before any
damage was done.
There will be another session of thecity
council on Monday afternoon at 2.30
o'clock, when the members may be expected to again retire into committee of
the whole and close the hole, after, them.
•" Ratified.the Sale and Transfer. _
The shareholders of the Nelson Electric
Light Company, Limited, metin thecom-
^pany'-i office tit =11 o'clock this forenoon:"
(Eighty-five per cent of the .shares issued-
-were represented in person "or; by proxy:
■ Aerosolution   was.; passed   unanimously
jttSt,Bdone and.performed by theL company,
ratifying and confirming all and every
through either the directors or the manager, relating to the sale of the plant,
franchise and real estate of the company
to the city.	
Will Amend the Fire Limits Bylaw.
The chief business transacted at
the star chamber session of the city
council yesterday afternoon from wliich
Tin. Tribune representative was excluded, was the decision arrived at with
respect to the extension of the fire limits
bylaw. As nearly as could be learned by
the press representative the committee
decided to extend the fire limits so that
they take in tlie lots fronting on Baker
street in blocks 80, 02, 8 ancl 7. The effect
of this will be that it will be impossible to
put up frame buildings on Baker street iu
the blocks added, but it will remain possible to line the alleyways in the rear of
such lots with any kind of frame buildings.
It is also said that further amendments
will be made so that frame buildings may
be erected in certain portions of the old
fire limits fronting on \rictoria street.
This in a measure will do away with the
theory of a fire limit area and make the
fire limit bylaw a sort of prohibition
against the erection of frame buildings on
Baker street. a
Selected a Man From Montreal.
Rossland wanted a chief for her fire department, and advertised the ■ want.
Some forty applications were received.
Two of the aldermen (Messrs. McCrae and
Hooson) wanted the selection to be made
from home men; three, however, wanted
an outsider, and Donald Guthrie of Montreal, was selected for the position.
Guthrie is a single man, 35 years of age,
stands 5 feet 11 inches in his stocking feet,
and weighs 100 pounds. He served thirteen years in the Montreal fire department, and is now captain of Fire Hall No.
1.   His salary will be $125 a month.
Inland Revenue Collecions for February.
During the month of February the collections of the inland revenue department
iu Nelson, as made by F. VV. Swannell,
amounted th $4157.01. Of this amount
$3033.30 was upon spirits; $210 on. malt;
$302 on tobacco; $20.10 on raw leaf;_$20S.50
on manufactured cigars; and $17.05 on
petroleum inspection. The figures for the
month show a considerable increase in
the business of February over that of the
previous month.
The Tremont Hotel
Shelf and
Giant Powder
Canton Drill Steel
Jessop's Steel, Iron, Coal
Pipes, and Fittings
Giant, Caps and Fuse
Tools, Cutlery, Tin
arid Woodenware
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.
Will   be  found  in  their  new  premises  on   Baker Street
with  a  complete stock of
Shelf and
and Shelf
Headquarters:for Miners and.Prospectors
Our ""weather  here   is  iu_certjiin  and,
y0u should always  be ready for cold
siYaps. "We have a full line of cQal
Stoves ancl heaters} on, hand and invite tip inspection of our stock.
'_«  B^j" "  »   %%      0..V1    u
You will find it lo your advantage to consult us-
_      , ■ l.ofo.'Q*placing your,orders"
Tiii-smithing ar[dPlurr,bi**ig a Specially
Estimates Cheerfully Furnishjed''
.'■".■ n ii to .hotels-* in<Nelsoii •:
Heated with Hot Air and
Lighfed by Electricity
Company, Ltd.
Does the Eastern Tailor
No; then buy yOUr clothes fro... <t Kelson tailor
who does. We ben to announce that we have
cut Our prices so close this season Unit you will
_.nd no diireroTice between then, and any reputable house in the east. Then, all being equal,
surely you Will favor home industry. Our clothing is made in Nelson. All wo ask is -a trial.
WE IIjVVI. no agknts
Large  eQi-ifortablc!, bedrooms nnd   first-class dining
room.   Sample rooms Cor coinn.cruial men.
.R^BS   {&__.   __?_B-R   -D._V3r
you- I©   see. "toe .quality ,or ;.Q,u--r.s p-oods- ancl; aet "Our^quotations^'beforer;
pui^hasiixg-reisSwHefe.,    We,.v>qs)\"to:ljhlpnmsXahijlies."coipijig-rtp„™ltM|pn*
thai oui.  Chief .anil *is" to vk"e£j-i tip," dur^well . e^stabiis^Hed family" frade,"'"-
: d 0     n = o "   '■ ■       ■ o "       ' . : o   °J    rf, '   fl 4"o. "  nn   ■    ' '
whi0h is udw the langrest In the. city. - ^h^jr a 6i^iJ^:VriGl3'°"dVaJ;-5»'With^'
us they fen-aid"   Our   customers   arid1  advise,   their irigifds: £q   d"(-:|il with-"
Mrs.  L C.   CLARKE,  Prop.
Jjntc of the Royitl Hotel, Onlgjiiry,
\\. D. FJUME, Manager.
never have a moment to spare. Others never
think of ordering clothes until they actually
need them. Don't put it off. Take a look
at my new samples. If you can't call yourself send a messenger boy to rooms 5 and (i,
in the. Clement block, or drop a line to P. O.
box .'.91, and receive samples, and liavo your
moasuro taken at your house or oflicc. Got
your black suit made now. Our samples for
this suit aro English bell warps. Fit and
workmanship guaranteed.
Stevens, T\\e Tailor
The finest hotel in the interior. ■
Large sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.
Madden House
Indeed wo fool sorry for you wlioii we knpw perfectly Well we can suit yoii in any
line oi 'i\m, it iiifitters not what kind, 'Green. Black, Young Hyson, Gunpowder, etc., etc.
We have the largest and best assorted stock of teas in Nelson.
Tlio very host indications that our teas are giving satisfaction is the faqfc tliat our
Sales are increasing daily.
Xindly bear in mind when we sell you a pound of tea we sell it to give satisfaction
and if it doesn't suit you don't keep it, for we arc satisfied we can please you. We have
pleased the -most fastidious.
Our stock of groceries is the largest In the city—always buying in car lots.
DesBrisay & Co
The only hotel in Nelson that has remained under one
management since 1890.
The  bed-rooms  are  well furnished  and   lighted by
Tlio dining-room is not second to any in Kootenay.
The bar is always slocked by tho best domestic and
imported liquors and cigars.
THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.
Largo and well lighted ITealod by hot air
Reasonable rates Sample rooms
Electric bells and light in every room
Renovated and refurnished throughout
J. V. PERKS, Proprietor. '
Free bus meets all trains
Hourly street car to station
Revelstoke, B. G.
John A. Irving & Co.
Family orders a specialty and free daily delivery
Mail and telephone ordors promptly attended to
Haker Street West, opposite Oddfellows' Block
Have just received a consignment of Harris home
. made tweeds, from Talbot Harr.'s, Scotland.
FEED J. SQUIBE, Baker St. »0D
Tho supply is limited, so call early and examine this stock.
W^-.*r tt*p* -vrr: "*


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