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 \/  ^  CBNTBAL AND NOBTHEBN KOOTENAY  Have more silver-lead mines and prospects  than any other mining- country  in the world.  SOUTHEBN KOOTENAY AND YALE  Have  the  largest gold-copper mines ever  discovered, and their output will be  millions for years.  DAILY   EDITION:  FIRST YEAR���NO.  55.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8,  1899.  WEEKLY   EDITION:  SEVENTH YEAR���NO.  15.  A TELEGRAPH LINE TO DAWSON  TO   BE   BUILT   AT   ONCE.  Will Probably Start From Quesnelle, in this  Province, and its Cost Will be Borne  by the Dominion.  Ottawa, March S.���The government has  decided to construct a telegraph line to  the Klondyke country. The plan is to  build a line between Lake Bennett and  Dawson City at once. At the same time  surveyors will leave to examine the country northward from Quesnelle, British Columbia, which is the terminus of the present government system, and see'how to  connect with the line to Dawson. The  government will retain the line iu its own  possession, having decided that it is ,too  valuable and too important from the  standpoint of national safety to be allowed to go into "any other bauds.  A Russian Embezzler at Winnipeg.  Winnipeg, March 8.���Vitali Alevandof  Doodimki, the Russian who is charged  with embez/jileing 27,7.12 roubles from the  Arctic Association of Riga, in the Russian  empire, was brought before Mr. justice  Killam today, demand having been made  upon the minister of -justice for his extradition. In answer to questions by the  judge, the accused said the offence with  which he is charged occurred in March,  1S96. At that time a reward for his arrest  was offered, and he seems to be under the  impression that if the Russian government were informed that he has no money  left it would not bother going to the  trouble and expense of taking him back.  If, however, after receiving this information it still desires him to return, lie will  go voluntarily. Thematter was adjourned  until Thursday.  Behring Sea to be Patrolled.-.  Chicago,   March   S.���A  special   to   the  Times-Herald from Washington says that  in view of the failure of the Anglo-A.meri-  u can joint high commission to finally agree  upon  the stoppage of pelagic sealing in  - Behring sea, the United States government will be forced to renew its Behring-  sea patrol..   The cutters-Bear and McCul-  . loch,- iiow_at.San Francisco, will probably,  - -' be assigned to"this duty. 'Notice has been  received that the_ Canadian sealing fleet  of, thirty-seven vessels has left their win-  teranchorage audjiroceeded' to Behring  sea to begin pelagic sealing.   This is the  fleetr-for which   the -United ��� States proposed to pay $450,000 iudemity, provided  Canada renounced her rights to sealing in  the Behring sea.  passed in appreciation of the life work of  the deceased divine. The Presbytery was  notified that Rev. T. B. Kilpatrick of  Aberdeen, Scotland, would be nominated  for the chair of systematic apolegetics  and philosoply in Manitoba college.  Shocked by an Earthquake.  Yokohama, March 8.���A severe earthquake shock was experienced at 10 o'clock  this morning, the disturbance visiting the  same localities as in 1891, with some loss of  life and property. . On October 28th, 1891,  a very destructive earthquake visited  Hondo, the principal island of the Japanese  group on which Yokohama is situated.,  About S4,0000 houses were destroyed and  10,000 persons were killed and 300,000 rendered homeless. The loss of property is  estimated at $10,000,000.      .  A Northern Pacific Extension.  Tacoma, March 8.���It is reported that  the Northern Pacific railroad is preparing  to build a line from Black River Junction  to Anacortes. It is said a branch will run  to the Benton coal mines. It is understood the Northern Pacific long ago surveyed the route from Black River Junction by way of Lake Washington.  Disaster and Death.  Winnipeg, March 8.���J. A. Simpson's  fine residence at Poplar Point was totally  destroyed by fire on Sunday. A letter  from Rainy River says : Alfred Bray, a  miner, who has been working at the Olive  mine, was frozen to death on Bad Vermillion lake last Sunday night, while on  his way from Mine Centre to the mine.  Robbed in Winnipeg.  Winnipeg, March 7.��� Albert Burrard, a  driver for a butcher, was held up by two  masked men on Elgiu avenue last night.  They presented pistols at his head and relieved him of $27, all the money he had  on him. They theu decamped. No trace  of the perpetrators has been found.  Lead Quotations Advance.  New York, March 8.���Silver lost a quarter of a cent yesterday. The New York  quotation was' 59ic, with 59��c. at San  Francisco. The broker's price for lead advanced to $4.30 @ $4.'62L The'firm 'that  fixes the price for miners and smelters  quoted lead at $4 20 at the close.  ARE SEVERAL WAYS OF VIEWING  THE   OPEN   DOOR   PROPOSAL.  Russian   Ambassador- Takes  Issue  With  the Views of Lord  Charles Beresford on the  Question.  THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE  IN   THE   MINERAL   ACT.  New York, March S.���A dispatch, to the  World    from   Washington   says:     The  Russian ambassador, count Cassini, speaking of the Chinese situation, said : "There  are so many ways of viewing the open  door proposal, and so many interpretations to be placed upon it, that it is a  delicate subject to discuss.    I took issue  with lord Charles Beresford, and I think  I made my position plain.   Now a new  aspect has been presented, and we are  faced   with   the   position which   Italy's  action in China has made possible.     It  would seem now that the United States  will be forced to"take part in the deliberations of the nations concerning China's'  commercial   existence.     If   the   United  States is to protect h'er vast commercial  interests, and sees fit to seek a voice in  deciding this important issue, Russia will  be the first to welcome her and co-operate  in finding a just and satisfactory solution  of the difficulty."  Chicago, March 8.���A special _ to the  Times-Herald from Washington says:  The Italian request touching China was  spoken of today in a new light. The  action of king. Humbert indicates that  Italy is the first government to recognize  officially the new status of the United  States among the powers. While information in the possession of the authorities shows that Great Britian is diplomatically opposed to theltalian demands,  it is apparent that Great Britian must,  within a very few days, either distinctly  reiterate her intention to maintain the  integrity of China aud support the open  door policy or announce a reversal of that  policy. It was stated today that no communication relative to Italy's demands  had passed between secretary Hay and  sir Julian Pauncefort.  Ten Bills Which  Affect  the Mining Industry   Were   Passed   at   the   Recent  Session of the Legislature.  GIGANTIC   COMBINATION.  .KASLO   NEWS   IN- BRIEF.  San Prancisco' Waking Up.  San Francisco, March 8.���The board of  state harbor commissioners took action  yesterday which insuresample accommodation for all transports and similar  vessels in-the service of the United States  government on the Pacific. A resolution  was adopted instructing the chief engineer to prepare plans aud specifications  for transferring the Fremont street wharf  into a covered dock, with all the needed  appliances. This, action is expected to  oifset the business'men of Seattle to make  that city the headquarters for the government's supply department for troops in  Hawaii and the Philippines.   A Bad Young Man.  "Winnipeg^ March &���Albert Price, a  young ihan aged twenty-seven, is under  arrest'.here charged with attempting to  forcibly carry oil Richard Bolton, aged  seventy, with intent to murder him.  Bolton was coming to town, to give evidence against Price in a theft ease. Price  met him and endeavored, at the point of  a revolver, to take him into the bush.  The old that, escaped while passing a  load of bay, \yhere._ip6n Price fired* one of  the (.hots taking effect,, but not causing a  Serious wound.  Was to be Saluted as She Sailed.  New York, March 8.-^-The body of lord  Herschel, British commissioner; lies in its  mahogany casket in the cabinet of the.  cruiser Talbot. The Talbot will leave her  anchorage abreast Liberty Island this  morning. She will receive a Salute of  seventeen guns from Fort Wadsworth as  she sails through the Narrows for England. .     -  A Letter and a Cable.  Toronto, March 8.���A letter in the Globe  . from; Dawson, dated February 1st says  that Mr. Ogilvie's commission of inquiry  was to open on February 0th. A Globe  Cable denies that any time is fixed for  Hon. Edward Blake's permanent return,  or that he will take hold of and regenerate the Liberal party in Canada.  Is in Excellent Health.  London, March 8.���The Calcutta correspondent to the Times says: News has  just been received here from Cabnl, under  date of February 25th, which says the  ameer of Afghanistan was theu iu excellent health and had just held a public  durkar.   His Life Work Appreciated.  Toronto, March 8.���At a meeting of the  Toronto Presbytery today, a resolution of  regret was passed at the death of the late  principal King, and a resolution was also I  "* Kaslo, March 7.���A" certificate" of "wbi'k  has been issued to the owners of-the Hill-  hurst mineral claim upon the affidavit of  Andy lilrickson. It'is situated on Kootenay Jake, about one-half mile from Lardo.  E. J. Scovil has 'transferred to W. M.  Moodie au individual sixteenth interest in  the mineral claim Brownie for the sum of  $300. .This claim adjoins' the True Blue,  about four miles from Kaslo, aiid .is a relocation of the" Ian.'        ... '  The owners of the North Starniineral  claim have been given a certificate of  work upon the affidavit of Charles Mag-  ner.   It is located on Goat creek.  A. M. Otto, tr-avelling auditor for the  Northern Pacific Express.Company, is in  Kaslo checkiug out W. J. Twiss, lately  the company's agent here, and now representing the Great Northern Express.  It is again stated with considerable circumstance that the Canadian Pacific Railway Company is about to commence  building a wharf in the vicinity of the  property-owned-by-it-neai���the-corner-of"  Front and Third streets. Ic is very much  needed as the present accommodation is  wretched.  There was another spirited-contest between the steamers Kokanee ancj International on Monday evening last. The  boats came' together in the vicinity Of  West's Landing, and Were very nearly together thence to this city. The Kokanee  reached her landing only about a minute  ahead of her competitor, while it is  claimed that the former lee) by fully fojur  minutes wheil both got under way frdm  Ainswortb.  The small stern-wheel steamer Marion  came into port oh Wednesday morning,  She is now owned by the Lodestar Gold  Mining and Development Company, and  it is intended to place her on Houser lake  and the upper Duncan river as soon as  the water in the river will permit. The  Lodestar company owns five "claims ad-  joihing.the Bannockburn group on Hall  creek, and will soon remove its head office  from Rossland to Kaslo. It is an English  company, of which James F. Smith of  Montreal is managing director, and J. D.  Cariyle, Who is with the steamer, secretary-treasurer. It is intended actively to  develop the properties during the coming  season.  There was a deeply interested group of  Kootenay late masters on board the  International on Monday who watched  the contest between her and the Kokanee.  They were captains Lean, West, Kane,  Howittand Reid,  Three Towns Elect Fire Wardens.  The election of fire wardens under the  Village Fires Prevention Act was held at  Ymir on Saturday, at Kuskanook on  Monday and at Creston yesterday, under  instructions from John A. Turner, government agent. The following were  elected by acclamation: Kuskanook���  Charles Wright, W. A. Alexander and A.  J. Fraser; Creston���Frank Campbell,  Charles Graham and E. Malandale; Ymir  ���John MacLeod, J. F. Bourne and. Grant  Morris.   .  Close tota Thousand.Millions of Coal Mines  Capital to be Under One Management.  New.York, March S.���-I. ^Pierpontf Morgan returned yesterday'from Europe. He  went abroad two months  ago to secure  the assent of the English stockholders in  the Reading Railway, Company -to a'plan  that     the     Vanderbilts,      the      Pennsylvania '   Railroad   * Company,      Maxwell     of    the    New     Jersey    Central,  and   W.    II.   Truesdale    of    the    Delaware & Lackawanna had formulated for  &/ consolidation of all  the great eastern  coal interests' under   one   management.  Mr.  Morgan,  when seen   soon  after his  arrival, was very reticent regarding his  work    in    Loudon.       It' is   understood  that    his    efforts    have   been   successful.       From the men with whom he has  talked and who have been in cable touch  with him during his absence, a general  explanation   of   the   plan   was   learned.  Hundreds of millions of dollars have been  brought into one combination.  A prorata  division   of the coal output  and of the  profits has been outlined, though months  will be required to finally adjust all thede-  tails.   It is estimated that fully $3,200,000  will be saved annually in operating expenses.   The companies said to be in the  big deal are the Reading, Deleware, Lackawanna & Western, Pennsylvania,  New  York Central, Lake Erie &���Western, New  York, Ontario <$_ Western, Central Railroad of New Jersey, New York,  Susquehanna ',��&��� Western, Skuykill   &  Susque.1  hanna, all of which qre railway companies  operating coal mines,  and  the I'ennsyl-  vania Coal Cojupanv.   The combined Capital is more than $SS9,000,000.  Reported Sold for $200*000.  It is reported at Nakusp that the Silver  Queen group; one of the niost promising  properties in the Cariboo Creek Camp,  has been sold to an American syndicate  .for $200,000. Rossland parties are the  principal owners. The hew manager went  down from Nakusp on Saturday, having  to walk On the ice to Burton City. The  B. A. C. are also reported to be negotiating for the Millie Mack group, in thesame  camp. Next summer will witness much  activity on Cariboo creek.  Strike in a Copper Claim.  On the Jennie mine, near Fort Steele, a  strike of two feet of clean copper ore, giving high values, was made last week.  This should be good news for the Hall  Mines smelter, but Fort Steele is on the  line of the Crow's Neat Pass railway, and  all ore shipments over that road must go  to the Canadian Pacific smelter at Trail.  There were ten bills which in some way  or other referred to mining (exclusive of  coal) passed at the recent session of the  legislature.   The first one prevents aliens  from taking up placer claims in  the Province.   The second defined the duties of  the department of mines, and legally provided for the appointment of a minister  as head   of the department.   The   third  amended the Bureau of Mines Act and  provides for the examination of assayers.  The fourth gives free miners the right to  ���prospect.over all lands in the Province,  whether owned by railway companies or  ^otherwise.  The fifth, while amending the  Companies Act, has an important bearing  on mining, for.a clause is inserted in it  providing  a    penalty  for   fraudulently  withholding a report.   The sixth amends  the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act.  Among other thiugs it provides that it  jshall be the duty of tne inspector, in case  !a mine is in a dangerous state, to post up  jin a conspicuous place at the "mouth, a  'notice warning the workmen.   Further,  owners must give notice of any serious  laceident, and no persons may be employed  underground for more than eight hours in  twenty-four.     Explosives  must   not   be  ithawed underground in any mine.   Here  are a few other important sections:  ���   Any adjoining Owner may apply to the  inspector for    the   purpose   of  learning  whether such mine is being worked into  his territory, and upon such application  being made the inspector shall examine  the plans of such mine, aud if necessary  examine the workings of sucb mine, and  make  report   thereon to such adjoining  owner as to whether his territory is or is  not being encroached on.    l  Not less than seventy-five cubic feet of  air per minute shall be made to pass  through every mine for each man and  benst employed therein. - *L        "'  AH permanent buildings for housing  boilers, engines and machinery .shall  be erected at a distance of not less than  fifty feet from the mouth of any mine..  Slides, or conductors for "shafts which  are at^least 100 feet deep shall' either be  iron shod or all iron.  All vertical shafts of a depth of at least  fifty feet shall be provided with a cross-  head and guide, aud such cross-head, shall  descend as such t-haf fc is sunk, so that at  no time shall it be at a groater distance  from the bottom of the shaft than thirty  feet.  ' No stope, or drift shall be carried on in  any. shaft which shall, have attained a  depth of 200-feet, unless suitable provision  shall' have beerr made for the protection  of work men engaged therein, by the construction of a, bulkhead of sufficient  strength or by leaving at least fifteen feet  of solid ground' between said stope or  drift and the workmen engaged in the  bottom of such shaft.  'A chain ladder twenty feet in length  shall extend from the bottom of the  wooden ladder to the bottom of the shaft.  tificate of improvements has been granted  and recorded, shall make application to  the minister of mines, enclosing his certificates of improvements, the crown grant  fee of $10, the mining recorder's certificate,  Form I, the field notes and plat, and affidavit, Form G, within three months from  the date of such certificate of improvements, and in default of such application  having been made within such time, such  certificate of improvements shall -lapse  and become absolutely void.  Any person who has performed work or  paid money in connection with a mineral  claim as provided by Section 24 of the old  act shall be entitled to recover from a co-  owner, by suit in any court of competent  jurisdiction, for the proportionate part of  said work or money  which  should have  been done or paid by such co-owner.  A fee of $10 be paid for relocations.  Sub-section (2)  cf   Section   3S  of said  Chapter 135, as enacted  by Section  9 of  .said  Chapter 33,  is hereby amended by  inserting after the word "action,", in  the  fifteenth line thereof, the words "(unless  such time shall be extended  by special  order  of  the  court   upon   cause    being  shown.)"  The act then shows when survey is to  be counted as work done on claim, and  abolishes the power uuder the old act to  make regulations for relieving against  forfeitures.  The schedule of fees to be charged is  amended as follows :  For every free miner's certificate for a  period for less than a year, a proportionate part of the fee charged for a certificate  for a year.  For recordiug every abandonment, including the memorandum to be written in  the record, $10 instead of $5.50.  For a crown grant, $10 instead of $5.  For abstracts and other certificates such  fees as the mining recorder may consider  fair, subject to appeal to the. minister of  mines.  _The minister of mines may provide for  keeping a register of all free miners' certificates issued in the Province, and for all  persons issuing the same to make returns  to him for that purpose. Such register  shall show number of certificate, date of  issue, aud time for which same was in  force, and shall be properly indexed. Any  person shall be entitled to search same  upon payment of a fee of 25 cents for each  name, and to receive a certificate as to  any name under the hand of the deputy  minister of mines or.any person appointed  by .the minister of mines for that purpose,-  uponpaymeut of a fee of 50 cents.  Crown grants of mineral claims shall  show the interest of each grantee in the  claim. -    .  .Nothing in the act contained shall affect  anything done ~or sufferedror 'any right, -  title or interest acquired or accrued before,  the coming into force of the act;' or'any  legal proceeding or remedy in the respect,  of any such thing, right, title or interest.  This act comes into force on May 1st,  IS99. - ��� J   '  TROUBLE OVER A CONCENTRATOR  AT   THE   COMSTOCK   MINE.  The Mine Management Claim the Values in  the Ore Are not Saved; the Builder  Says He Can Prove They Are.  There is a heap of trouble at the Corn-  stock  mine,  on Four-Mile   creek, Slocan  district, and the rumors attaching thereto are legion.   The source of the difficulty  is the operation of the concentrator.   In  itself the plant is one of the most modern  and complete in the camp, and has in connection  with it an electric light outfit,  the whole being operated by water power.  Tom Mitchell, the father of concentrators  in the Slocan, contracted for the erection  of the building and the installation of the ~  machinery.   According to the agreement,  he was to "run the plant for one month before turning it over to the company.   The '  time will expire on the 11th, and to datf��  the mill has been runuing very satisfactory.   However, the  Comstock company  claims the mill is not saving the ore as  guaranteed, as no less than 40 per cent is  lost in the tailings. Mitchell, on the other  hand, alleges that the loss-is only from  four-tenths to six-tenths of one per cent,  and produces assays to prove it.   A lawsuit will probably result.   This is the gist  of the trouble as given by one of the men  lately employed, for, since the difficulty  arose, 21 men have been discharged from  .the mine.   The property has been  extensively  developed   and   has large ore reserves,   clean   as  well as concentrating.  Some four or five carloads of concentrates  have been run through  the mill, crushing *���  (5 to 1, and the product is being hauled to  Silverton for shipment.    It may $-et be  found, so report saitb, that the ordinary  concentrating plant will not result in'the  successful treatment ot the Comstock ore.  SLOCAN   LAKE   MINES.  Are in East Kootenay, Too.  It is reported that the British America  Corporation will shortly commence development work on the Watson group, uear  Elko, in East Kootenay. Considerable  work was done on the property last summer under a working bond by the British  America Corporation, who have recently  rebonded it.   The Ore  Passed Through Nelson, y  Four carloads of ore from  the St. Eu'-_  gene mine near Moyie, were brought to  Nelson Hast night, and were shipped today to the Trail smelter.  Mineral Act Amendments.  The seventh bill amends the Mineral  Act and contains the following among  other-sections':   A free miner's certificate .shall run from  the date thereof and'shall expire at midnight on May 31st next after its date, or  Some subsequent May 3lst. Only one person or joint stock company shall be named  in such certificate. The i'ee: payable  therefor shall be as provided in the Schedule of fees to this act. Free miners' Certificates may be issued by any gold commissioner Or mining recorder.  In case any person should allow his free  miner's certificate to expire he may obtain from the proper officer, upon payment of a fee of $15, a special free miner's  certificate. Such special certificate shall  have the effect Of reviving the title of the  person to whom it is issued to all mineral  claims which such person owned, either  wholly or in part, at the time Of the lapse  of his former certificate, except such as  under the provisions of the Mineral Act  had become the property of some other  person at the time of the issue of such  special certificate, and shall also operate  as a free miner's certificate until midnight  of May 31st next after its issue. In the  case of a company the fee for such special  certificate shall be $3.50.  As soon as a free miner Jias done and  recorded work upon a mineral claim as  provided in Section 24 of Chapter 135 to  the extent of ���$500i".or has paid the sum of  $500 and recorded the same, as provided  by Section 25 of said Chapter 135, or has  made up said sum of $500 partly in one  way and partly in the other, and has applied for a certificate of improvements as  provided by Section 30 of said Chapter  135, it shall not. be necessary to do any  more work or pay any more money in  connection with such mineral claim as  provided by said Sections 24 and 25, until  such certificate of improvements has been  issued aud as long as such certificate of  improvements remains in force.  All the powers conferred upon gold  commissioners by said Chapter 135 may  be performed by mining recorders with  regard to mineral claims within the territory for which they have respectively  been appointed.  Section 40 of the.old act is repealed, and ���  the following substituted  therefor:   The  holder of a mineral claim for which a cer-  " The Last Three Bills.  The next bill, refers tothe settlement of  disputes as to mining claims at Atlin and  Lake Bennett.  The ninth bill amends the Placer Mining Act:-The provisions of theMiueral  Act given above w'ith respect to duration  of miners' certificates etc., apply here  also.  The bill to amend the Assessment Act  also has a clause which affects mining  men. This act, besides striking out the  mortgage tax, enacts : Any owner, or  manager, of a mine furnishing returns to  the assessor, as provided by Section 14,  and wilfully falsifying the same, shall for  _e_ach_offenc.e,_in-_addit.i<-"in_to__th6_asGer___  tained adjusted amount of "the tax, be liable to a penalty Of $500, recoverable  either from the agent, or managers or  leviable upon the property of the mine.  NEW   DENVER   AND   VICINITY.  This has been the most severe and  steady winter On record, there having  been good .sleighing since November. This  is most unusual. ��3noW is falling daily  and the signs of spring are few. Should  a sudden hot spell come in April and May,  there will be a repetition of the 1891  floods, for the suow hi the hills is very  heavy.  Mr. and Mrs. James Bowes of Silverton  returned from the east on Sunday. They  met with a warm, reception.  About the greatest nuisance in this  place, apart from the sanitary farce, is  the number of useless curs and half*-  starved and mangy caynses allowed to  roam over the townsite. Housewives in  particular find them an unmitigated curse,  yet common humanity prompts them to  give the suffering brutes something to eat.  A meeting of the Anglican church  people was held last night in Messrs.  Fauquier &; Rashdall'S Office, when it was  decided to proceed with the erection of a  building at once, and  awarded the contract,  drafted by G. D. Curtis  lots are situateed on  Seventh aud Union streets.  Born, at New Denver, on March 4th, to  to the wife of Thomas Blanch, a daughter.  Mrs. R. B. Kerr gave a farewell party  to the children of the town on Saturday  last. l-.ach guest was presented with a  substantial souvenir by this hospitable  lady.  E. Parrish <fc Co. of Slocan City are contemplating reopening their store at  Aylwin, on Ten Mile, ft has been a great  boon to prospectors in the past, but owing  to dull times on the creek it was closed  last fall. They will have a pack-train in  connection.  M.  McLean   .vas  The plans  were  of Nelson.   The  the   corner    of  Work Improves a Strike���A Syndicate Makes  Purchases���Mining Records, Etc.  New Denver,  March 7.���P.   Lind.quisfc  and J. Todd came down from the Neepawa  on   Monday,   having   run out   of   grub. '  They report the" recent strike as having  improved with extra work. * There is six  inches of clean ore on the footwall and a  foot-ahda-half more that will sort down '  to shipping. Thestrike was made'just, ten  feet-from where the Bell-Irving company  ceased drifting,     So soon as all  danger'  from slides is past, the owners, of-whom  .-Messrs. Shanuon, A. McGillivray and J.  Todd of this town are the principals, will  pack up supplies and get ore for shipment.  They are now determined  to  work the  group all next summer.  The Northwest Mining Syndicate, operating the Bosun group, has purchased the  Lake view No. 12, Alpha and Alpha Fraction, adjoining that property and overlooking the lake, from J..W- Kyte and J.  _M. Benedum of Silverton. There is a  strong ledge on the group aud about $3000  worth of work has been done on them.  This purchase" gives the Bosun -the.major  portion of the land between here and Silverton.  Records at the New Denver office are:  Location���the Hopeful, on Four Mile; li  miles from   Silverton.  by  G. Da_vis.__o____  March 0. Abandonments���the See Hoy  and Madie, on Four 'Mile?, by J. B.*andQn,=n  oh March 4. Certificate of improvements  -��-J-tAzard Fraction, New Pijrk and Eeiii- -  broke, to F. Ovven of S-Few- Denver, on  March 3; Otha. to F. 0* Berg, on March.3.  Assessments���Rico, by J. Brandon, on  March A, Transfers-���Alpha Frtiction, ,i;  J. W. Kyte to W. L. J. Thomas, 6n March  3, for $1* Chamber-., :}.f.J'. L. R*.tallack" to  O. T. Stone, same date "and price; Mascot  aud Sunrise, A. Waddpli to M. Kerlin,  power of attorney, same d)iie't IVrkeview  No. 12, Alpha i\pdAlpha Fracfioij"; ,T. W."  ivyte and J. M. M. Benedum to Northwest'  M in ing Syndicate, on March 0, for $1.  Work on Silver mountain is becoming  dangerous because Of the soft snow Commencing to slide. The Marion, on tliiS  account, mayclose down till sjDt'ing, when  a full force will then be put on and considerable surfacing done.  _ A second tunnel has been commenced  on the Convention, on Silver mountain,  giving considerably more depth on the  vein. Large chunks pf clean ore have  been encountered in the wash, and the  owners, who reside here are confident of  opening up a big chute of mineral. Two  men are employed.  Four Mile will have two more concentrators in the Summer, One at the Emily  Edith aud the other at the Wakefield.  TOWN   AND   DISTRICT.  The lake below Nakusp is frozen over  solid, and travel to Burton City has to be  done over the ice. Four men came upon  Saturday, one of whom was to take back  a supply of whisky, as a famine was in  vogue at Burton. The steamer Kqote- *  nay was reported fast in the ice below  Burton, having been there for about two  weeks.  There is no jeweler or lawyer in any Gf  the Slocan Lake towns, and there is a  chance of starving for some aspiring  candidate. The people are most law-  abiding.  The Canadian Pacific is building two  new transfer barges at Nakusp fbr ser-  vice on Arrow lake. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C,  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1899.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE DAILY TRIBUNK is published every afternoon  (except Sunday), and will be delivered, by carrier in  any town in Kootenay for twenty-live eent.s a week:  or will be mailed to subscribers for live dollars a year.  THE WEEKLY TIUI'UNI. is published every Wednesday and Saturday, and will be mailed to subscribers  for two dollars a year.  REGULAR ADVKUTISKMKXTS printed in both the  daily and weekly editions I'or SIS per inch per month.  Twelve lines solid nonpariel to be counted as one inch.  LOCAL OR READING "MATTER NOTICES 20 cents a  line for each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payablo on tbo first of  every month; subscriptions payable in advance  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  T C. GWILLIM, B.A.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON, B.A.Sc.  ** ��� ���Mining Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, B. C.   AH.  HOLDICH���Analytical Chemist and Assurer.  ���     Victoria street, Nelson.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M. Meets  r second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  \ brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No, 25,  Knights of Pvthias, meets in I. 0. 0. F. Hall,corner  Baker and Kootenay streets, every Tuesday evening at  8 o'clock. All visiting Knights are cordially invited to  attend. -  C. Fhench, C. C. George Ross, K. of R. & S.  WEDNESDAY .MARCH S, 1S99  Tub mine  manager   who  wrote  from  London regarding   the duty deductions  made at the Trail smelter on ore shipped  from the Slocan claimed that he would  always   prefer   to   deal  with  Canadian  smelters  if the  conditions were preferable, but he objected to the deductions  made for duty.    The product of the Trail  smelter is not marketed in Canada, and if  it is sbipped to tbe United States for sale  duty must be paid on it when admitted.  If   it    is    shipped    to    Great    Britain  for    sale,     then     it    is    just    in    the  same     position     as     is     the     product  of an American smelter shipped likewise.  There  is no   sentiment  in   the business  whatever.   If there was a market in Canada for the product of lead smelters, and  the Canadian import duty was the same  as that;, of the United States,  the mine  owner would not be required to stand deductions for duty; the price of lead would  be  as high   in Canada as in the   United  States.   While there should be a market  in   Canada for   the product of our  lead  smelters,   the party   in power   does not  seem inclined to raise the duty on lead  and lead products, and the. smelters are  forced to sell   where" there is a market.  But    The     Tribune - contends.  , that  the      mine     owners   -in     the'-Slocan  should ship their ore to the.local smelters  if they get in net returns as much as they  would get if-the shipments were made to  American smelters. . This is the.kind of  sentiment that helps build up a country,  and the mine owners of Kootenay should  not belacking in that direction;  New Spring Goods  "\X7~E are opening out new goods daily and     *  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 just received  A. Ferland & Co  Elliot Block, Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  m  Deeorations  B  B  fa  B  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.  ���J. V. GRIFFIN ���& CO.    "  PORK PACKERS AND PROVISION MERCHANTS  "WHOLESALE DEALERS IN " .  CHOICE CREAMERY AND DAIRY BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS  SPECIALTY:    "GRIFFIN BRAND" MILD CURED MEATS  NELSON, B.C.  VANCOUVER, 11. 0.  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  ROBERT ROBERTSON,  Manager  Nelson ofllce and warehouse:   Corner Vernon and Josephine streets.  g It is now coming on the time when we begin to beautify our homes  �� for the coming summer months. Recover your lounge or easy chair  j| with nice creton or sateen, which we can give you in very pretty  ^ patterns at low prices. We are also showing cretons in double width  tfj? both sides the same in pattern. These goods are suitable for inex-  W pensive hangings, or to hide some corner that has always been an  W eye-sore to you. If you want something better, such as chenille or  $��� tapestry portiers, we have them, an endless variety, in colors and quality  The ideal is to be attained "by selecting  .   and.assembling in one whole the beauties  "and perfections,which are usually seen in  different  individuals,   excluding   everything defective or unseemly.   This is. the  . kind  pf   "government  the Nelson  Miner  says has been  attained at  Hegina,  the  =. capital of the Northwest Territories, and  what will surely be attained at Nelson if  the advice of that journal is closely fol-  - lowed.   The Silverton Silvertonian's sarcasm  regarding the lowering of the salaries of  - mining recorders is wholly at &ult. Had  it intelligently studiedLthe estimates,&s,  voted by the legislative assembly it  would have found that the mining recorders are not treated so badly as it  would have the public believe. Their  salaries have not been materially  reduced, when everything is considered.  The mining recorder at Kaslo is also  assessor an d collector and registrar of thfe  county court. Unitedly, his salary will be  evgii larger after the 80th of June than it  ���" is.atpresent. The recorder at New Denver will also be a county court registrar,  and h'is salary will be quite as large as it  fs at-pres'eiij.. And similarly with other  offices. There is only this difference, the  salaries have been segregated, and the  amount, placed against the various services rendered*  It seems an effort was made by the  member from Slocan riding to amend the  Mineral Act so that a co-owner could advertise-out a partner who refused to pay  his share of an annual assessment on a  mineral claim, but the effort failed because it was declared to be impracticable.  Why is it impracticable?  A Second Bank at Atliii.  The Bank of Commerce of Toronto, having now established two branches of their  bank to accommodate the miners of the  Yukon, are locating a third branch at  Atlin City. Skagway and Dawson City  are the locations of their other branches,  so that with a new one at Atlin City they  will have an important part of their .system in the mining country, and will be a  strong factor in the development of the  mining industry.  Canadian Commercial Agents.  The   following   Canadian   commercial  agents (whose addresses are given) will  answer correspondence relative to com-  mercial and trade matters; and give infor  mation, to those interested as to local  trade requirements in the districts they  represent:  J. S. Larke, Sydney, N.S.W., agent for  Australasia.  G. Eustace Burke, Kingston, Jamaica,  agent for Jamaica.  Robert Bryson, St. John, Antigua,  agent for Antigua, Montserrat and Dominica.  S. L. Horsford, St. Kitts, agent for St.  Kitts, Nevis and A-'irgin Islands.  Edgar Tripp, Port of Spain, Trinidad,  agent for Trinidad and Tobago.  C - E;   Sontum,i Ohristiania,,   Norway;  agent fbr Sweden and Denmark.  '   D. M. Rennie, Buenos Ayres, Argentine  Republic, agent for; .Argentine Republic  and Uruguay.  Ih addition to their other duties,' the  undermentioned'Canadiahagents will answer inquiries relative to trade matters,  .and -their services are "available in fur-,  theririg.the interests of Canadian:traders.  J. G. Colmer, 17 Victoria street. London,  =S.W.,VEngland .  Harrison Watson, Curator Canadian  section, Imperial Institute, London, England.  ,G.H. Mitchell, 15 Water street,. Liverpool, England.  VH. M. Murray,   52  St. Enoch  square,  Glasgow, Scotland.  Thomas Moffat, 24 Wales street, Cape  Town, South Africa,  "We hold a  Vaster Empire  than has been"  ���������Whe-i-the^poet-wrote-these^lines'=-===  Seeds  GAEDEN  FIELD and  FLOWER SEEDS  SHADE ROLLERS This is a new dePartoen*> and we can  ��� - ������ ������'���-"-������     "       ���~~7'   do them right.   We have them in green,  terra cotta, and light fawn, which we can furnish with or without fringe  SILKOLENE 0R ART muslin-something new-we have  ���i========_   A LARGE VARIETY OF PATTERNS AND COLORS  B  fa  ��  In bulk and 'packages.-  We sell-at = eastern  .catalogue  -prices.  and Postmaster Muloek had them  endorsed on the new stamp, they  could have referred only to the  Canada Drug and Book Co.,  - ,X_I_M:iT__ilI-��.  Corner Raker and Stanley Streets, Nelson.  Costello's Express  Trunks and valises delivered to any part of  the city.  All kinds of draying  done  at  reasonable  rates.    .Moving furniture a specialty.  ���    Stand at corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  Victoria   Block*. Baker  Street,    ;    |SfOl-SOfl9     B.C.  '��k  -_-v__SL-_s_s-^_^-__s_&^--a_Sst_sa '^_-S*-_s^_^-^-Ss__?i->--^--?::.-_?^_-S.-  ifBtB^B- ^B^B^B^B^BfB^^B rB?B?B ^BfBfB^B^B^B^B^B-  ia^ia ^a^a^a ^a^a^a ;a^a ia<^a ^a^a^a ^^-^  fa:  M  TYPEWRITER  SOLD BY  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  __sraE_'r_so-_sr  CALL AND SEE IT  Patronize Home Industry  SMOKE UNION MADE CIGARS  OUR SPECIALTY  "ROYAL SEAL" CIGARS  W< A. CflSTELLO, PROPRIETOR  C. W. West&Co.  GENERAL TEAMSTERS  >_^_<3-_B-_sr,T __to:r  DARLING BROS., Mohtreal,  'Elevators and Machine Specialties.  DRUMMOND, McCALL CO., Montreal,  r Bar-Iron, Tool-Steel,-and Water Works Supplies.  SADDLER & HAWORTH, Mohtreal,  High-grade Leather Belting.  J. A. ROEBLING'S SONS CO., San Francisco,  ' Wire Rope.  OAKLAND IRON WORKS, Oakland, California,  Ice Machinery- and Tutthill Water Wheels.  SPECIALTIES =  Hydraulic Steel  Pipes  Flexible   Steel   Hose   Armour  FRANK DARLING  322. Cambie Street,  Write for Catalogues and Prices.     VANCOUVER, B.C.  SMELTING and LEAD 0Q.  -B"0"3TIEES   O-E"  AGENTS' FOR  The Imperial Oil Co.   Standard Oil Co.  Washington Brick ar-d Lirne Co.  The H. W. rvJcNiel! Co., Ltd., Canadian Ar-th/a-  cite Coal (Hard)  Dealers in.  STOVEWOOD  Md, Silver, Lead and Copper Ores, Bold Concentrates, Lead Bullion, Cyanide Product, Ete  QBE  ^._EST_D   -BTTXiXiZOIsr  J��&&M-~iz~JElM,&  Woi?ks at Vallejo Junction, ���dalifoPriia  Office, 416, Montgomery Street, Sain Franelsebj California  C. F.-ETT  Wilson & H  MANUFACTURED 11Y THE  Kootenay Cigar  Manufacturing Co.  Nelson  DRAYING  EXPRESS  and  Hi.adquai.tkhs, March 1st, lSSIO.  NELSON   COMPANY  KOOTENAY   RIFLES.  The company will parade on Tuesdays and Saturdays  at tlio Armory, lit 7.15 p. in., until further ordors. By  order,         ARTHUR K. HODGINS, Captain.  POR   SALE.  ���T���Northeast corner Maker and Josephino  streets,. Nelson, 50 by 120. .with all improvements.'  Bus meets all trains and boats.  Special attention given the transfer of baggage. Office and stables  on Vernon street, opposite The  Tribune office.    Telephone No. 35.  ���Coal  Wood  Dealer  BEST DRY WOOD  Delivered to any part of the city.  Full measurement guaranteed.  H. D.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  of  Office at Corner Baker and Ward Streets  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  EXPRESS and DRAYING  Having purchased the express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, wo are prepared  to do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit the patronage of the people of Nelson.  Ordors loft at. 1). McArthur & Co's. store,  northwest corner Maker and Ward streets,.  will receive prompt attention.   Telephone 85  COUNKU LOT  streets,. Nel _  Price $-0,000 cash;  Apply to. John Houston.  Bulbs, Roses, Hollies, Rhododehdrons,  Fancy Evergreens, etc. Thousands are  growing on my own grounds. Most  complete stock in the province. Bees  and bee supplies, agricultural implements; spray pumps, and cut flowers.  New catalogue now ready.  001 Westminster ltoad, Vancouver, B. C.  Waiton repairing promptly attocdcil to by a first-blass  wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and  custom work from outside points.  SHOP:   Halt Street, between Baker and Vornon, Nelson  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE,  IN   TIIK   SUPl.EMI.  COURT   OK   liK-TISn   COIjUjMBIjV���IN  ���PKOSUTE.  STEINWAY  The  Standard   Piano  qf the World.  N0RDHEIMER  The Artistic  Piano of  Canada.  GOMER DAVIS & Oo. ABT AND MUSIC 00., Nelson, Agents.  In the matter of the estate and effects Of Charles Van  Ness, deceased, intestate.  Notico is hereby given that an order of this honourable  court dated the '_5h day of February, A. D. 18!!!), Alfred  John Marks and Decatur Downing have been appointed  administrators of the per onal estate and effects of 'he  said deceased, who died ou or about the 12th day of January, A. D. IS!)!).  All persons having claims against the said deceased  nro required on or beforo the Jirst day of April, A. D.  IS!)!), to send full particulars of such claims, duly verified  by statutory declaration, to Alfred John Marks, of Nelson, B. C with their christian and surnames, addresses  and descriptions and tho value of the securities, if any,  held by them.  And further take notico that after such last mentioned  date, tho said administrators will proceed to administer  the said estate and distribute tho proceeds thereof  amongst, the parties entitled thereto, having regard only  to the claims of which they shall then have notice and  will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof to any  porson or persons of whose claims notice shall not havo  been received by them at the date of such distribution.  ..:���-���- KLLIOT & LENNIK,  Solicitors for the Administrators.  ; Dated this.28.1- day of February, A. V. 1809.  M  Notice  of Applieation   for  Certifieate  Improvements.  HK.U.1N 1.3251 G. I.KUKKIvjV 1/325,. G. J, O. V.   O.  KUACTtON  l :.251 o. 1, ili-ri'jVNNiA l 'M\ia. 1, gkaxd ij. 18.1)S. 1, mac  KUACTION h 3250 Gs 1, MIjNI-HAL CIjAI.MSJ, SlTU.VTK ift  TIIK NKLSOIi MINING 'DIVISION OK WKST I-OOTKjVAY  OISTKICV, AND I.OCATUD O.N' 'i'OAD MOUNTAINj ADJOIN  ING THK IIAIjI. JUNKS.  Take notice that 1, John Hirsch, as agent for the Hall  ..Jine.s Company, Limited, free niineri. certificate No.  2;*|5-A, intend, sixty days from tho date hereof, to apply  to the mining rccdrder for a certificate of improvements,  t6t the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims. And further take notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements; JOHN HIRSCH.  Dated this 26th day of NovOmbor, 1898. [Jan 25]  Notice  of  Applieation   for  Certificate  of  Improvements.  YEiXOWSTONK MINEKAlVcl-AIM, SITUATE IN, TIIK NKLSON  MINING DIVISION OF WKST KOOTKNAY DISTKICT,. AND  J.OCAT1-I. SIX MILKS EAST OV SALMON"RIVER, ON KOKKS  OP WOLF AND SHEEP C_.Kf.K8.  Take notice that I, J. M. R. Fairbairn, acting as agont  for Hugh M. Biliings, free minor's certilicato No. 21,7S0a,  and Tliomas Bonnet, free minor's certificate No.-1:',''25a,  intend, sixty days from the datehorcof, 16 apply to the  mining recorder for a. certiflcate of improvements, for  the purpose ot obtaining a crowi. grant, of the above  claim. And finther tako notice that action, under" section 37, must be con menced before'the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.      J. M. R. FA1RUAIRN.  Dated this 2Slh day of February, 18!)!).  KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL'  Tho annual mooting of tho Kootenay Lake General  Hospital Society will be hold on Tuesday, the 14th day of  March, 1S!)3, at 3 p. in., in tho court house.  There will be a meeting of tho directors at 2:30 p. in.  The membership fee is S10 per annum, and entitles the  member to hospital benefits for one year.  Any person subscribing $1 a month will be entitled to  tho benelits of the hospital for that period.  Subscriptions aro solicited and a full attendance of  members and those desirous of becoming men-bore is requested. A full statement of receipts and expenditures  will be submitted and other important business will be  F. W. SVVANNKLL, Secretary.  transacted.  J.--1  Wli-L  HUY  OLD  RAGS  THE TBIBDNE  WILL SELL  OLD  PAPERS  ��� V_-'l  - ''I  'i  .1  :->  Office:   Vernon street, Nolson, B. C. THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1899.  ANK OF MONTBEAL  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STRATIICONA AND  MT. ROYAL, Presidont  Hon. GKO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. CI-OUSTON General Manager  NELSO-sr B-R-A-rrsroH-  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HUANCUKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  THE zb^jstik:  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  Are  Drafts  now  prepared  to issue  and Letters of Credit on  IMPERIAL BANK  OF CANADA  Capital, Paid  Reserve  Up  $2,000,000  1,200,000  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GRANT COMMKROIAL AND TKAVELT.EIIS' CREDITS,  availablo iu any part of tho world.  DRAFTS ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  HIS. BITTEREST   MOMENT.  4 a.  Ex-Tank No, 8 at Council Bluffs; at  m.; in Two Feet of Snow.  "Now, talking about towns, Council  ) Bluffs gets more knocks than any town I  know ot," said ex-Tank No. 8 of the Harlem Club of Former Alcoholic Degenerates, when, at the club's last meeting, a  discussion arose on the subject of the  most hopeless cities in the country in  which to go broke. "But I've been up  against worse than Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs is a clammy looker, ancl all that,  but there's one good thing about it; they  don't run you in out there if you strike  the place in the dead of winter without  an overcoat. The ������constables just look  you over, aud if you don't make the mistake of shivering, and just slide along as  if you never wore an overcoat in your  life ; and wouldn't wear- a sealskin blanket if you had one, they don't chase you.  This thiug of being compelled to dodge  cops, as you have to do in a good many"  towns 1 could mention, simply because  you've left the overcoat iu. the last town  back, done up with camphor balls, is not  what it's cracked up to be, andthat's why  I give Council Bluffs what's coming to it  in this little matter of detail. But that's  , not a,ll,*either.�� I won outqncejn Council;  ' ��VB 1 itito^n d ^'-#f^;^ ^C?^^v" '^l;fV ^^^^  i ^I^would'^'af uJ^Nb^S,"'f ��m teraosed, %x-;<  V.Tank^N6I?6,".= theV.p^iillameatarian -�� nH  truthful  '.-ii'i-SMftl'-yin^  Vrec6'tfd--tpW  ;-abl e'ldi;>$dnd i lfgsiiligh te ��'eF$^ faVQiwpW  lMilSk74^nM6fiStapre^ai1^^^h^fil^  y^uc-Mf^-uri^  -wi 11 siiqw-p.i;ose,ed"8  ys'mh^mMh^s  _��� ., _\�� so :h"ard ^^egu med; ",No:f S:;  "I "cToh^t^exl.ctljrLuhtfei'st'aiid .lip.w it -wasi  XBafc-ii-iy^ticke^  dotacxdsslh^bridmMt /Qfoafia,, ��"I don't  -r^i_ie-_i'6eeho"w>r- got' that;;tiQket;in"-Chi  cago *ran  ticketfc dh  W  .the*  '.AftTe'f. "-I--got,  O^erooWt^fixay  ahd a  do.wu   on  '���*>���  *3o1ith��Clafk: street,,.t1 *;rem'6mbei. figuring  HCqut; tliat O^a'ha^vStildjbteVa^^etty. good  ^laeeVtp.hft^upV^hext, but" sSmShoworau-  otl-SrVlidiglu't get lhy money doyvn right  in ,the "scalper's, office .where I got the  ticket, so tliat> tht_ .conductor .ditched me  at Council Bluil's at ^o'clock-in the nioi��n-  -.���ng.-Ir.-was^eariyJn Janiiary.-aud^Couii-JtL  Bluffs \vas covered up \yitj__ ti couple Of  feet of snow. I was asleep in the su_Oket*  when the conductor l-ame along aiid gave  me the shoulder hunch and yelled,  'Council fluffs���this is where you  fall offj' at me, and that was  the first I knew that I wasn't booked  any further than Council Bluff.*. In Stepping off the train I slipped ftild fell on,the  i(_e, and I came down on the pint bottle  that I had in m*y rear right-hand  pocket. Gehtleineu that was the bitterest  liiomiSht of ihy life. I'do not refer to the  bi'0keh"i);lrticles of glas's that adher&l to  and penetrated lue ; but to be deposited'  at Council BlUff-i at 4 of the clock oh rt  midwinter morning with two feet of Snow  on the ground and nary the price in your  clothes and theu to have a whole carefully  nursed pint go Smash On _/ou���well, 1  simply submit it to the club if that wasn't  harder'n wrought nails."  A murmur of sympathy ran around the  roOm..  "It was darker than ink when I  picked myself up and tried to look  around," resumed No. 8, "and still snowing. I missed my overcoat a lot. There  wasn't a soul at the station, and the waiting rooms were locked up tight. I looked  through the waiting room windows aud  saw a big baseburuer, redhot all around*  the* bottom, standing in the middle of the  rodm : but it's heat wasn't for me. When  my train pulled out and left me stauding  there all alone in the snow, overcoatless,  with thin summer russet shoes on, aud a  thirst that, up to that hour, had been  plenteously assuaged for fully three weeks  previously���well, I was almost sorry that  I had not been good. I might even venture to say that, upon mentally turning  over parts of my past career, I almost  found myself deficient in some few respects. I had to keep a-moving or freeze  to death, and so I struck up town. I had  to make the first track- in the suow myself and it wasn't easy walking. Now, it  was pretty cold, and I remembered that  my underwear wasn't particularly warm.  I got a short, grisly chuckle, anyhow, out  of that suit of underwear 1 had oh wheu I  thought about it. It was silk, and it had  cost me $4.0.. I had got fonr suits of it  Dawson City, Yukon District.  while I was doing my eight months' sober  act in Chicago, and ou velvet, and I didn't  know what had become of the other  three suits. The grim humor of the  blooming idea got a ghastly laugh out of  me even as I ploughed along through  the snow that black morning in Council  Bluffs.  "The first gleam of light I caught sight  of came from a couple of oil lamps in a  corner rum factory that was just opening  up at about 5 o'clock. I didn't have the  dime, but I went in, anyhow. There was  a young fellow with a good-natured mug  starting the ball a-rolling behind the bar.  He looked me over when I walked in and  over to the stove. At that I guess I must  have been a good deal of an apparition to  him. I had on a black cutaway coat,  worsted trousers, the summer russets and  a black derby, and I had about three  inches of snow all over me.  "'Been doin' a job?' the young fellow  behind the bar asked me.  " 'Job?' said I, for I didn't understand  him exactly, being a heap dazed with the  cold and things.  " 'Where did you leave your tools ?' he  asked, and then I-got next to his meaning.  I told him I hadn't got around to the  cracking game yet.  " 'You look like you'd been left at the  post, at that,' he said consolingly, and  then I told him I had just got in.  " 'Nice place, when you say it fast���the  Bluffs���like hell, ain't it?'he said, and I  soon found out that he was from Chicago.  '"Have a few!'he said then, showing  up a tall bottle, and when I told him I  wasn't buying, he said that he hadn't supposed I was, aud passed the bottle up  anyhow. Decent duck, wasn't he? Then  he went to the back room and cooked his  breakfast of steak, fried eggs and pota-,  toes, and invited me to jump at it with  him. If any member can name a town  where he got better treatment than this  tliat I had chucked at me from the go-off  at poor old Council Bluffs, it's up to him  to'spell it out. ���;.  "By the time I got through with that  rbreakfast I had reconsidered my vague  idea of going down to the Missouri and  hoppingjnbetween jce floes. ., I was about  ���Yeati y^t06v%*pifoutu: and^fCke 'a^wal ks^iloiind^  Mit^as"Itheh^longV?aft"eriday  :aV*custbt*dWca.^^  %he; bark��eep���;fof?intWan"���b^  "Gaelc"^^  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  D.  R. WILKIE, General Manager  leho.ai'stH.'ii^  _aY$iu<H'.��:^  ."!!to15kv_ke,"!.iii/_^  picked,.a.pret(fey. :good^Irishj dreeze^ulsteiw  . 6ft.U,l^bc^i���tf���^i^i6�����aic-e���5���^���^'"*?, ^'���;^-.^'W��!l��,>/i;  ��� /, '.* "'This 4Li_^JS;Q2$lblah^  '.m&^lbftfc lidpnt ^.earyit^anyj^Fptifnt^ohf  ��Ii-it��htsiybxi4t'iyy(phTs\^Allf^  .��i."Ii^t��rted*oiiP'W4th;a��bun^  \e"hd!u'��4iiiVlexvm_/;aK_^^^^  fiti^ak3^]if> WdrJfeS :s^__-J_t&^^"ter-.gaye:TMav$2:  \t"h���a$'m!$fe^  m eal", IqrVt w.o!"bBi"ti|, ���" !and\^a;d^$l|2p^^  The rum wagjlcut.ont,"fdr^C^as^ltp* to ihi*e��  to^turma vyin:.oht^tr,icks.th^en. r��� I.ftfinished  the, "cideudaiv^is^ibutiptT.*^  day," ai_d�� tgoti-ahp^ttiei^^l-iiV VThe*>pri_iter  :askedb"menvh"at{lni\yas gfoihg��toVdb*"  ?>> :.  flfWeli; Fll.tell .youtr.Jhe ^ald, "'Chere,'-*  one   of'  these - herei ;ti%Jyelifrg*a..ihesmeps6t  fakirs lifers'thafc>rvel3Einted"a"lot of faill^*  for, and he ^v.aiitsVthe.m.sjfattered^ro^^  right.  .He's going t"o giye^his'shpvv.at ^he  hall  here  tonight.     Want, to stack up.  against him ?'*   "I met the lOhg-bearded mesmerist a,nd  liTa^le^%3"arI'an"g;e"ni"e;-it_withrlii.n-tp7scat���  ter a couple of thousand handbills over  the town. When I went to him thatnight  to get my $3���it \yrts jusfc before the ,shbwJ  was to begin and the hall was rapidly filling .up���the ihesiherist looked me over  carefully as he handed me my ptty. Then  lie told me that his chief assistant had  gone off to Omaha on a toot and asked me  if 1 thought I could go ph and do anything H_'a mesmerist's helper. Of course  I could.  " '1 am going to lire that fellow, aiiy-  how," the mesmerist told, me. 'He's agood.  lielper, aiid, conlitientiulfy, between you  and m��, almost its good a con man as I am  myself, but he's getting too chesty, and  lies untrustworthy besides; If you pan  out any tonight maybe I'll engage you  fight along. t Can you play auy stringed  instrument ?'  "I told him that the banjo and guitar  were my particular graft, and this delighted him. So I went to one of the  dressing rooms,-strlpped aud put on the  gutta percha undersuit that mesmerists'  assistants wear to protect their hides  from the pins and needles that are stuck  into them, and resumed ray clothes while  tlie mesmerist sat aud gave me directions  as to what I was to do.  "That was a hot night's work, but I  don't think I depart from the truth when  I state that I made au emphatic hit both  with the audience and the mesmerist,  who was a pretty smooth old guy. All I  had to do was to act dense and obtuse before I was plunged into the hypnotic  trance, and then to liven up and do whatever the mesmerist told me to do. The  worst of it was the onions, turnips and  carrots that I had to eat with apparent  relish, and the kerosene oil that I had to  swallow with the gusto of a hypnotized  man. I also found that my gutta percha  suit was vulnerable in two or three places,  especially when big jay.s from the audience borrowed hairpins from their girls  and prodded me with them. I managed  to get through this end of it without giving the snap away, however, and the mesmerist warmed up-to me a heap as the  show went on. . When, after I had finished a candle-chewing performance and he  NELSON BRANCH  A goncral banking biiBincss trnn��icte(l.  Sav'ng.s bank department.  Deposits of ?1  and upwards received  and interest  allowed.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  slapped me behind the ear and brought  me to, asked me if I could play any musical instrument, all I had to do was to look  yokelish and say no. Then he Svengalied  me again and handed me a banjo. I began to rattle off 'The Marriage Bells Are  A-Itingiu.' and this liked to have driven  the Council Bluffers in the audience wild  with enthusiasm. After I had played a  repertoire.of banjo music under the hypnotic influence the mesmerist handed me  a guitar and asked me if I could do anything with that; this, after he had snapped me out ot my banjo-playing trance. I  did the sheepish act over again all right,  and then, when he had put me into a  trance some more and handed me the guitar, I went at it and played 'Silvery  Waves,' with variations, and then sang  'Down on the Farm,'with accompaniment.  Then the mesmerist snapped me awake  and I shambled down among the audience and assumed my part of looking  opaque and imbecile.  "After the show the mesmerist beamed  upon, me, told me that I double discounted  his chief assistant, handed me a $5 bill,  and told me that I was engaged for the  Middle Western and Southern circuit.  The Tremont Hotel  "Win out in Council Bluffs? I left  Council Bluu^wearing bells and smoking  a two-for-a-quarter cigar, and a month  later, when our show was down in Little  Rock, the oily old mesmerist fired his  treasurer and installed me as house-  counter, in addition to my duties as assistant fakir. I was with him five mouths,  and when I quit him in New Orleans to  take a job at sheet-writing with a friend  of mine who was making a book out at  the Crescent City track I had $1000, all  the gig-lamps out of hock, and the sassiest gait of any man within 14 miles of the  Gulf of Mexico.  "Council Bluffs is all right for the variety show knockabout people to abuse,  but it's an ace with me."  P. Burns  WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  Meat Merchants  Wholesale Markets at /.elson, Rossland, Sandon and Greenwood.  N|AL0|.E & TRECILLUS  PROPRIETORS  Headquarters for Miners and Prospectors  THK BEST BRANDS OF  OPS  and  Cigars  ALWAYS ON HAND  ^ne of the best  ��fr   ular hotels in  and most,pop-  Nelson.  HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  j-jeated with Hot Air and  -Lighted by Electricity  Lrirgo comforlablo  bedrooms and  first-class  dining  room.   Sample rooms for commercial men.  ���R_-V_-?-E_S   -$'2   PEB  DAT  Mrs. L G.  Late of the 1 loyal Hotel, Calgary,  Hi P. HUME, Manager.  The finest hotel in tlio interior.     ���  Largo sample rooms.   Steam heat and electric light.  CORNER OF "\VARD AND VERNON STS., NEI.SON  BAKER AND WARD STRKKTS, NELSON  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained under one  management since 1890: ...,,.,  The bed-rooms arc  well furnished and   lighted by  electricity. , .   ���'   .  The dining-room is not second to any in Kootenay.  The bar is always stocked by the best domestic and  imported liquors and cigars.      ^ ���       . ,  1 THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  Largo and well lighted Heated by hot air  Reasonable rates Sample rooms  Klcctric bells and light in every room  Renovated and refurnished throughout  HOTEL   VICTORIA  J. V. PERKS, Proprietor  Revelstoke, B. C.  Free bus meets all trains  Hourly street car to station  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that we will, thirty days from  the date of Uii" notice, apply to the government agent at  Nelson for a license to sell liquor at retail at our hotel,  known as tho Majestic Hotel, situate on the government  trail between Eagle and Forty-nine creeks, in Host  Kootenay district, British Columbia.     Tr.T_XT ..,-.-      '  JOHN M11j11j-5,  Dated March 1st, 1899. K. BARRETT.  Cheap Power.  The establishment at Niagara Falls of a  branch of the great textile manufacturing  firm of Alexander Morton & Co., of Scotland, illustrates the value of cheap power  to a community. Had it not been for the  possibility of obtaining a plentiful supply  of power at a low rate, Niagara Falls  would not have been selected as the  location for this industry. Some town in  the Eastern States would probably have  secured the establishment. This instance  provides a complete refutation to the contentions of those who argue that cheap  power has nothing to do with the location  of large industries, and proves conclusively that any center possessing large  quantities of power stands the first chance  of securing large manufacturing concerns  of this kind.  Vienna Restaurant  Baker street, between Josephine and  Hall streets, Nelson.  MEALS AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR XICJHT  BAKERY IN CONNECTION  FAMILY AND PASTRY COOKING A SPECIALTY  ONLY WHITE HELP EMPLOYED  R. HURRY, Prop.  BON TON BESTAURANT.  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.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND SOO LINE  Fast  and  Short  Route' to and   From  . -    J Kootenay Country.  First-class and Tourist Sleepers Operated from  " PACIFIC TO ATLANTIC  Tickets issued through and baggage  cheeked to destination.  . ooxTisrECTioisrs ,  ,  ���  , -    ~      * Rossland,- Trail and. Robsot}.        _      ��� .  Leave. ' DAILY '' Arrive.  0:10 p. m NELSON '. 10:30 p.-in.  Main Lir-eand Intermediate Pointe via Slocan Lake.  Leave.                                 DAILY* Arrive.  0:30 a. m ; NELSON 8:80 p. in.  Kootenay Lake--K,aslo fjoute-Stearrier Kokanee.  Leave. Daily Except Sunday Arrive  4:00 p. m.. NELSON 11:00 a. in.  K.ooten.ay River Route-Steamer Moyie.  Mon., Wed.', Fri. Tues., Thurs., Sat.  8:00 a.m. Leave NELSON Arrive G:..0p.m.  Makes connection at Pilot Bay with steamer Kokanee  in both directions.  Steamers on their ic��pectivc routes call at principal  landings in both directions, and at other points when  signalled.  Ascertain Rates and full information by addressing  nearest local-agent or  C. E. BE/\SLEY, City Tick.et Agent,  R. W. DREW, Ageqt.  '���}  Nelson, B. G.  W. F. Anderson, Traveling Passenger Agent; Nelson.  E. J.s CbYLE, Dis't Passenger Agent, "Vancouver.  Spfikaiie Falls & JVopfchepn,  Nelson & Fort Shpppard,  Red Mountain Railways,  Tl]e only all rail route Without change of cars  between Nelson ah-d Rossland, ar\d  Spokar\e arjd Rosslaqd.  DAILY   TRAINS.  Leave  !*:ll..a, in..  1 l!;)S ft; ill  8:_Ca,m..  Arrive   ..:.'.(' pi in.   3:10 p; in.,   OilOp.m.  . makes close  Pacific Coast  ..........NELSON .........  ........ I.OSS..AND    .SPOKANE   The .ruin, that leaves Nelson at; 0:20 a. in  connections (it bpokane with trains for all  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek con  nebfc at Marcus With stage daily;  C. G. DIXON, Gj P. & T. A.  Kootenay Railway & Navigation Co.  STR. INTISHNATIONAL  Daily oxcept Sunday.    . Pacific standard time  Kaslo to nelson  South      Read Read      North  bound      down up        bound  Leave    6:30 a.m   Kaslo 8:30 p.m. Arrive  Due        7:30    it     Ainsworth 7:10    ?. Duo  Due        8:00    n      Pilot Bay  fi:."i0    n Due  Due        8:15    ii    Balfour .0:00    n Due  Due        0:15    n    Fivc-milo Point���5:10    h Due  Arrive 10:30    u    *��� Nelson  .1:30    n      Leave  Connects with N. & Ft. S. Ry. train for Spokane, leaving Fivc-milo Point at 10:05 a.m.  Steamers leave Kaslo city wharf at foot of Third street  ROBERT IRVING, Manager.  l^aslo & Slocan Railway  OOING WKST  Leave    8.00 a.  Arrivo 10.10    '  DAILY  Kaslo  Sandon  OOINC!  l.,.ST  Arrive 3.5.. p. in.  Leave  1.15    "  CODY   BRANCH.  Leave    11.00 a. in. Sandon  Arrive   11.15    " Cody  G. F.  Arrivo 11.10 a. m  Leave II.A.     "  COPELAND, Superintendent.  ATLANTIC   STEAMSHIP   TICKETS.  To and from European points via Canadian and American lines. Apply for sailing dates, rates tickets, and  full information to any Canadian Pacific railway agent or  C. P. R. City Agent, Nelson.  WILLIAM 8TITT, Gtonoral 8. S. Agent, Winnipeg.  RETAIL  STORES AT  Nelson,   Trail,  Ymir, Kaslo,  New Denver,  Sandon, Silverton, Cascade  City,  Grand Forks,   Midway, Greenwood and Sirdar.  ORDERS BY MAIL  PROMPTLY FORWARDED  Head Office, Nelson, B.C.  West Kootenay Butcher Cp-  ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND SALTED MEATS-   - j -��  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL"  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson   E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  James McPhee  PRACTICAL  ELECTRICIAN  Will contract to supply and install any 1-Jnd of electrical machinery  Will wire buildings for electric lighting, electric bells,  electric burglar alarms, electric annunciators.   -  Will contract to install fire alarm systems in towns an  cities.   Full slock ot wire andlixturcs on hand.  W^ITE FOR. PRICES.    Office and Storeroom:   Josephine Street, f.e!son.  LONDON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLDFIELDS, Ltd.  HEAD  OFFICE,   LONDON,   ENGLAND.  All communications relating to British  Columbia business to be addressed  to P.O. Drawer  505, Nelson, British Columbia ' *  J.  S.  RODERICK ROBERTSON, General Manager  S FOWLER, E.M., Mining Engineer  { NELSON, BiC.  Goat River Lumber Company  0_BESTOa_T.-B.C-  Situate on the Crow's  ber of any; description  district of Kootenay.  Tenders Solicited  Nest-Railway is  in. any quantity  prepared to  deliver; lum-  ,at any  place.within the'  GOAT. RIVER  LUMBER  COMPANY,  " G.  A.  BIGELOW,  Manager  Nelson  Planing  Mills  FLOORING, LINING, MOULDINGS, DOORS,  AND SASHES IN STOCK.  _ EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOINERY, DOORS AND WINDOWS  -    -T-.���.  ,-.���.. MADE TO^OlDER. ��� ������   "  ���.-i-^7r^  Office and Mils Corner Hall and Front St^^/^Is^n^  L  L  r   L  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, G. O. Buchanan, Pro&���  First   Class   lumber   at   right   prices  Ddors,  Turned Work,  etc.,  Yard:   Foot Hendryx Street.  1 line   oE  hand.  Also   a   fifll"'  constantly oft  JOHN ME, Agent.  DYNAMITE AND EXFL-OSIVK?  For Miners, Pit Sinkesr, Quarrymen and Contractors  ONTARIO POWDER WORKS, Kingston, Ont.  -.MANU1''A0TU1.I.1'S j.XD W.j-l.KKS ,I_f  Fuse, Caps, Etc  ���VCT-RI'-DE.   -ETO_R.   -P-RIC-E!   LISTS  GEO. CMDOCK & CO.  WAKEFIELD, ENGLAND.  Original Manufacturers and Introducers of Lang's Patent  SOLE  AGENTS   FOE   C^.N-&.1Dj��l. 'i-.-ai!^\iSf,'_S!j^ti��fis>ri  ���^.'_:^_5_waJ^-,t^uii_j->w-i^.v-.-^J.-  THE TMBUKE: NELSON, B. (X, WEDNESDAY, MAftCfi 8, 1800.  Druggists' Sundries  See that your  prescriptions are  filled by us.  ~VT7"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.  We use none but the best quality of drugs and chemicals  Special attention given to their compounding  KASLO   HOTEL   BURNED.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, 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) NelsonV-  Branch Store at YMIR  A  You will  -   o']'.,1?.V-  '"AV -t^ntfn    L.Vf^SSV B'D-0-  BY BUYl)-|3?^^  ____���>     - ~    - ,S^-.""��"."*'":'V"���7''iiiS"V"��>''" ?8��': "k'ee&r. ".��i( = <Hif ���������.:��;    ��������'��'v>:��'i'uir�����fsi .y.n-r-iv.' "  The l^i^ejs^sttm^lSil^l^li^  m   *!.Dm    -   (."[JP^On   .-���*-. -���-_   -    fl-_t**     -[P���ft      ^.ojS."- q> & _.a._���**     Sn>  _if' d   a-^u  g^ "_ nVB _   (^ ,5, B ���   .���*������- ; >��"n D n ^ _ �� Qigj ��. q   ff Seen*''     "ffi'iWlf  Gold, Gold,, Filled, .S^Arg-fr^^  Any grade moveme^tkfrj&m^fe^  All-guaranteed. ��� Rgl^ftua^^  iiy.��%y^"'  Jaeobf||ope^fj^^  NELseif raT^BiilMiisiH  _^fCEJL;iR6--3JT^^INBRITISH-1-.OLlJ^BfA;-  ___.-_ KINDS .OF ���:.    . .  &j-\f-JVASS GOODS       TENTS AND" AWNINGS  HPRSE ANID.WAdON CLOVERS  V ���    ^_Rp__?3Ra.Ba:o-R  Bnkcr Kti?cp|j ppppsitd thp ���j.o��l6-l!cc, NELSON, B. G.  "V^-_-_:0____-_I!-3-j_k-_Ij_E3   -A,_tSf_D   _R__i3a?-_3-.-i:Xi  ZHLA-IT.,    GKB-Jk-ZISr,   ^EIEIID,   ETC.  Write for quotations on car lots.  .CT-ElLSO-tSr,   -B- o.  Loss About Two Thousand Dollars, Which  is Covered hy Insurance.  Afire yesterday, morning completely  destroyed the Great Northern hotel, on A  avenue, Kaslo. The upper portion of the  buildiug was unoccupied, the bai'-room  alone being operated. The fire started in  one of the upper rooms, but the cause is  not known. The bartender was asleep,  and had to be roused from the outside.  He was the only occupant of the building.  By hard and skilful work, aud  with an abundant supply of  water, the fire was confined to the building, although another buildiug immediately adjoined it on one side and the  unoccupied theatre comique building was  in close proximity on the other side.  There was au insurance of $2000 upon the  building and furniture, $1000 in the Canadian Insurance Company of Winnipeg  and $1000 in the Lancashire of England.  The bar furniture and fixings remain in  the building in a much damaged condition.  The hotel was bu.ilt in 1893 for a Mr.  Glencross. It afterwards passed into the  hands of George Williamson, who sold' it  to Mrs. L. V. Roberts, now of Nelson. '.It  was bought later by Robert Foran, who  was conducting the bar-room at the time  of the tire. An iuquiry-will be held as to  the origin and cause of the fire.  Their Stories Did Not Agree. ..  The case of Howe vs. Keleghan developed a striking conflict of testimony. It  was an action brought by Howe, a hotel  keeper at Three Forks, for the collection  of an alleged debt of $50.70 on account of  liquor sold, meals supplied and money  lent. The plaintiff went into the witness  box with his books of account and showed  entries made which he said represented  the amount of the defendant's indebtedness to him. Up to this point the plaintiff's case appeared good, but when the  defendant took the witness stand he  swore positively that he never received  the goods mentioned, did not owe the  plaintiff a cent, and that he was not in  Three Forks at the- time the transactions  were-alleged to have taken place. The  case was therefore dismissed. W- CI  McAnn and W. A. Galliher appeared for  the plaintiff and R.M. Macdonald for the  defendant.   -���-"-. "- W  ,V V : '---���-::;:':"'-���-;���>'        3irt !  A Noted Cook Takes a .Cooking Lesson.   I  V ' Nklson, MarchSth, 1S90.   j  :  To the.Editor of the Tribune :   As; y.ou;  all know I attended the school bf.'cookery"  last night.   I agree thatl learned a, good}  many pointers, one specially about the j  cloth to raise or ketch the.utensils off the  stove, that is one of the best I Jeyer seen, -i  That is what makoVa cook: cranky,: it'.is  always lost^ahd^the c^riseq^  ���burns' his .fingers; an,d��yoi tenrm ake^expres-5  ;,s���i6nsVthat 1��^  ��then:��;amVoiVth�� qpin ipn^also that'Ecduldj  *give a pointer .toall^  iihs��tead^fchavin^%Bhqs^  "fjooksUnj-thei^H  f girl 'flike/;$V__isns.i.^  Vanw���witnK6ju^^^  ftgest|yBuK" fo&"d5bete  ;|��|r|ie^ca^  :��^onj|��gav���.f"t^  Jtriink^fwliich|/hand .'ifb;Feeri''^ej)i^unde]-'i"'f-3e1'  vinnkeepers?Act|fbr��ath allege'drflebt of?$2sI��  ;and���{askedi the "jurojs" ^  "agesfth'e^plaint* j^l^a^eiifi^I^'dtt^jFor^JDeip^,*  .kep"tV\otffe'VsOfL*posse|sip-^  ^Th.e,s*juryrreiurifeid';^  a:e|ulg^a|Jthatsithe/enndedvb^^^^^  $p"_^Goclc_e��^  rderdd^hiHiiliatblefo��;40  ��"theVVcbuhser;vieeV*~"$33;ViheSy  ;p|her^costs .abpj^t^H^.^h^.sh'erifffS/chargeS.v  *lor;ilepleaV; i n?abc3u t��^20^CpckIfe'| ^Pprspnal"  Jex*pehse-S:a6.1ie>s*t��.$iPj aiid "the .a'jfvs.i.df for  aamagestofe$p0.  line between Nelson and Robson. A number of trestles will be replaced by new  ones, and, wherever possible, trestles will  bedoneavfay with. Over $50,000 will be  spent on the work.  There will be a special geueral meeting  of the board of trade tomorrow night.  Every member should be present.  R. S. Kinghorn, manager of tne Nelson  branch of the Vancouver Hardware Company, left for Vancouver today, to attend  the annual meeting of the company,  which takes place on March 10th.  The business men of Moyie are organizing a board of trade. The idea of a town  that is without a railway depot or a telegraph ollice aspiring for a board of trade.  Born, at Nelson, last night, to the wife  of R. A. Renwick, a daughter.  The transfer of the Silver Spray mineral claim, situate near Ymir, formerly  the Comstock, from P. J. King to Robert  Elliott of Ymir, was recorded today at  the Nelson office.  The work of grading for the new 2000-  foot switch at the Canadian Pacific yard  in Nelson is completed and the rails are  being laid. ' ...-  BUSINESS   MENTION.  The* TRn-UNE will print 2000 cards,  samo as nn itinerant traveler oi.'ers to furnish, for S!),  wliich wi.l permit (he party ordering same to use  the whole of. the card for his "own advertisements.  Pianos tuned and violin bows re-haired.  Leave orders at Art & Music Company, Baker street,  Nelson.  Herr F. Steiner receives pupils in vocal  culture, piano and cello.   Address Art & Music Company, liakcr street. Nelson,  SITUATION   WANTED.    -  WANTED���By Canadian lady,-situation as useful  conn anion, housekeeper, or governess to small  children; musical; expuritneed. Highest references. Address C, care postmaster, Nakusp, li. C.'     ' .., ,  GIRLS   WANTED.    :  GIRLS wantirg to learn dress making and millinery,  apply at once to Fred Irvine & Co.  pfiiiliii  NELSON, B..C.  KASLO, B. C.  SANDON, B. C.  DEALERS IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  SOLE AGENTS FOR .  Giant Powder  TRUAX  ORE  PARS  Canton Drill Steel  CARRY IN STOCK  Jessop's Steel, Iron, Goal  Pipes, and Fittings  G-iant, Caps and Fuse  .   _       ^vi..,..-. ��� Tools, Cutlery, Tin  tmMMmmilm  and Wooden ware  &mrntoB^&y;i Stoves, Ranges,  Iron, Steel,  Sheet  Iron, T-Rails  Paints, Oils, Glass  WOODEN  MATERIAL  NELSON STORE AND OFFICE:   Corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  NELSON WAREHOUSE:   Corner Hall Street and City Wharf:  THE HWRENGE HARDWARE CO^  :   Will  be found  in  their new premises, on  Baker Street  ''-'-'���.'y'   with  a complete  stock  of  Shelf and  Heavy a  aindShelf  ALL KINDS OF;^Mf:M/ls|:<3"^S'liJ._RF^-Mj'ES=:  ,   _��� WpPyYW&fVpp."__,-"'. Yp*"z   ^.  ��*�� ��a%'^ s ��li".la��� ��**��� ?J=S��jit�� "<',�� I  ofegtopds,.;,whjefcv;fQr.L  if^A^%.y.,^y^^^-Z-K^h"^t^^  ���m-lLteria;l^ cannttfc*. be^Deat..:����:,��**. ?-wi-y  ^ n'^^-'fa^B-'sA  Vanconvep Hardware Co., L_-  Tiqsmithing aqd Plurnbiqg* a Specialty  ^��i^ Estimates.*''Cheerfully: Furntehe'd vt!-rf'  -TherRatevon-Live-Stock^Sedu^^^  Charles A. Waterman & Co.  CUSTOMS BROKERS  AUCTIONEERS  o  o  _c  g  -E  a.  BEAL ESTATE and GENERAL AGEITS11  Baker Street, Nelson  FIKST DOOB WEST BANK B. C. PVIhOING.  CANADA   LIFE ASSURANCE CO.  -PO-R   SALE  .-Room House, Mincfi Itoad   3 7.*i0  1 lioom House aiid 2 Lots,, Victoria St 1200  FOE   -REaSTT  Three and Four Koom Hoiisc.s  C. J. D. CHRISTIE  GENKHAL Bl.OKEIi  Office in Aberdeen block, Baker St., Nelson  FIRE INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE  33  The Canadian Pacific lias iriade a reduc-  - kottof from 20 to40 per cent ��6n the rg:te  for liveJ stock sliiptuents from tiia North*  west Territories to .Nelson and other  points jh Eooteriay:: The 40 per cent reduction is On live stoefcshipped from Fqrt  Mtfcleod. l^brmerly; shipmjehts Irbm that  poiiit went around' by way of C.algary,  now tli6y will be made over the Giow's  Ne?t Pkss road". All Shipments for Nelson  .\y_i_l, come that way, no matter where  they priginate; but shipments for the;  Slocan wi'll' hb as foriaerly, via Revelstoke. s_Vs Maclebd is in the center of the  gtock-raisihg country, most Of the cattle  will come from that point.  Preparing for Work.  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Company have completed a boarding-house  for the men employed at their yard Wear  the Nelsdn & Fort Sheppard depot, and  are putting in new machinery and racks  in preparation for commencing work during the first week in April. The Balfour  yard is ready for operation as soon as the  frost is out of the ground. A force oi*  men are at work at the company's lime  quarry, opposite Kaslo, building draw  !eilns and making other necessary preparations forsupplying the Kootenay market.  *��� "*"V ..   ��� V."       ���"��� ikoliR�� .;0,:"V - ".,-���.-.-\ ���  \ "."_."  OoriVor _3a]i6r nnclKobtfsnitj^Scrcots.  .    KIBKPATBIGK &���WJL^oks.-^_  " Bafccr"Street, nSar 'VVard;  M. i)ES BRISAY" & 00,'S,  '       , ��� Al.e>_ipcn Block, tiitkei- Street.  GI)l3UMMAMlTMI��a,P  ViC0.O,EIA-3,  B. O.  j>t(VNUKjVGTUIil;.H& OK ���      ���  I3ii_.ssKb BiMcicS' i'liu. IjRtcKs    FrrtE olay  vi'i;i{Ti!!ii->i) ;salt gi-ahkd sl-nVrJ<iR i#j_s  R. REISTERER & CO.  B1U.WEKS ANO BOTTI.ERS OP  Fine Lager Beer,  Ale and Porter  ^iX^^ttradc.     Brewery at Nelson.  Eesidence Lots for Sale!  Business corner on Vernon street . . $4000  House and two lots on Vernon street 1600  House and lot on Victoria street . . . 1650  House and lot on Victoria street . . . 1900  House and two lots on Carbonate St. 1800  Dairy Ranch, on Kootenay. Lake, near  Nelson, offers received.  House to rent on Stanley St. $10 per month  Money to loan at lowcHt rates.  ALEX   STEWART,    Mining   Broker.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Office:  Turner & liocckh block. Baker and  Ward streets NcLbou.  T. G. Procter, manager for the Kootenay Valleys Company, returned last  night from a trip to Cranbrook, Fort  Steele and Hanson, where he let the contract for fencing a large acreage of the  company's lands in East Kootenay.  There was no meeting of the board of  police commissioners this afternoon fbr  the reason that at present the city of  Nelson has ho board of police commissioners nor board of licensing commissioners.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company  will commence operation)- at once on the  work of straightening and improving the  .. j^U.kiiids, of winitary (Htiiit's-. agi'l<5u]tiini!,��drain,itilo>��,  .rowtf-' pbl���Si fJjiT'i fitftln, cliijiliicy pipe" and (liieVliniiife"',  eliiiriiioy'to*)s, /Ire bridk, lire cjay, all Ic'iiiilH-.bf 'il.-e clay  (,'oodi-, "afS.aj'c.re'furhacb.'j etc., tiiado, to onlcr.  Ornamental   Gaaden Border files, Vases, Etc.  Cement, plaster of parls, lii.no, and ill! kindn of  ornani(.nUil pliister work:   -  Does the Eastern  SPEf.D HIS fyOflEY IK JJELSOf.?  No; then buy your1 blotbcs fl-oin a Nelson tailor  who does. "Wo bef? to i.iinouneo that wo havcS  cut our prices so close this season that yoii will  find no difference between them and any reputable house in tIks east. -Then, all being equal,  Surely you will favor home industry. Our cloth-  . inK is made in'Nelson. All wo ask is a trial.  BAKElt STliEKT WKST, NKLSON, B. C. -  M'JS HAVE NO AGENTS  H. M. VINCENT  MERCHANT TAILOR  BAKER STREET WEST, NELS0M, B. C  THAT YOU ARE USING TEA THAT D0E$N?T SUIT YOUt  Iiulced Wo feel -iOi-ry fbr you wlic'n we   know jjeifoctly well   we cfin suit you in any.  line of Tea, it matters 'not what l.in.l, Green, jllaqk, Youn# ]:Lliy.son, Gunpowder, etc., etc,  'Wtf have fclje largest ivftd best assorted stock of teas in, Kelson,  Tlie very best indications' that Our tea's fire giving .satisfaction is tlie fact that Our  sales arc increasing daily. 0  Kindly bear in niiiid when we sell you a'pound, of tea W6 sell it to give satisfaction  and if it doesn't suit you don't keep it, for we are satisfied wo can please you. We 1 lave  pleased tlie most fastidious.    . .  Our stock of groceries is tlie largest in the city���always buying in car lots.  ABEEDEEN BLOCK  KELSON, B, 0.-'���'������'���  M, DesBrisay & Go.  Young Men  It you want a nobby suit or a stylish pair  of pants fof spring wear call at rooms 5 and  9, Clements block. I will show you some  nice cloth and samples, and will send samo  to your oflicc or room where your measure  can bo taken. Will fit you as you wore  never fitted before.  LADIES' TAILOR MADK SUITS     -  A SPECIALTY.  Stevens, Th,e Tailor  John A. Irving & Co.  IIAVK JUST KECEIVED A CONSIGNMENT OP  YANKEE HILL'S PURE MAPLE SYRUP  IN GALLON AND ONE-HALF GALLON TINS AND BOTTLES  Jfaniily order., a specialty and free daily delivery  Mail and telephone orders promptly attended to..  Baker Street West, opposite Oddfellows' Block  . TllY IT AND BE CONVINCED  THK FINEST ON THE MAKKET  .JUST THK THING FOB HOT CAKES  SPECIAL ATTENTM  FEED I SQUIBE, Bakep St JVelsoD  Tho supply is limited, eo coll early and examine this stock.  Mi


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