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Devoted to the Pining Interests aod Development of the District of EAST KOOTEflAY.
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Vol. 1, No. 32.
Golden, B. C,   Thursday  March 3rd,   1898.
$3.00 Per Year
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A. P. PATRICK, P.L.S.
-k.oee-a.
-BOX 49 GOLDEN, B.C.
��}. S. McCARTER,
HARKIBTEB.   KTO,
i*. (.nanus* Block,
Golden, B.C.
: ELLIS & GROGAN,
Mm, li-Si, ttol Estate, House Agcnti,
Auctloueere and Customs Brokers
Win Agencies*.
Queen, LancaaMre, Union, Hurttord.
Sewopffsn Steamship Ticket Office.
Mm Sua Life Insurance Comptmy.
Tbe Ontario-Accident Insurance Co'y.
The Blrbeck Investment and Loan Co.
CALGARY, ALTA.
H. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
1*4Civil Engineer.
F��et Steele, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
���tain-! Rrafcar, Financial Agent, Canveyancer
a*d Jalar? 1-aUltr.
a*** *���*��� ad-lraia:
���HOLOEN �� FORT STEELE.
W. PELLEW HARVEY,
(T.C.9.)
*V*m, OMaw and
Chemical Laboratory,
TANCOCVEIt, B.C.
(SauMUIiail WO.)
far lOTeral juara with Vivian A."<*-n*i, Bwan-
*aa, aud local rapreacui-iUv** for thorn.
Par I year, manager fur ll-.u aaKayorB to the
Rio Tiuto Co., London,
UaDartiau repnaontalivi; of the Ca-tacKiul.]
Malractlng Co. L'td, Glai.'-Av (Cyanide [irocuaa.)
H.B.���All work peraouall.- BuporlntQudod. Only
oaupataut man employed.    Ko pupiU  ru
���alTOd.
Jas. Henderson,
COXTBACTOK and BUlLDEtt,
tlau Praparad.
Prompt attaotion given to orders.
A .apply al Building Lima lor .ale.
GOLDEN, B.C.
The Golden
MEAT MARKET
**>������**>
-Tub and Salt Meats.
Vl.b and (Jama In season.
lleaUra In Cattle, Sheep and Homes,
Mall order* receive prompt attention.
HULL BEOS. & CO.
Livery and
Feed Stables
���Mi laMIe �������.. and R!j. ol All Kin*, tor
��� k**tf;aaa*aable Rates.
Taaaalef ���( All Kind, a Specialty.
A.    HAMILTON,
Golden, E. C.
Good Time
Wanted
By every man who has a watch.
��������. flliEXflflDER, 9
C.r.R. Watch Inspector will he
at THE MINER OFFIOli from
Tf edncHilfty to Frldny ___�����<>
each ire*k. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Work can lie loft at
McDB.HMOT'S STOKE.
Ii. H. Bell,
WATCHMAKER
-��*vend��*-
JBWELLEK.
Wedding Rings
il Specialty.
���**vS>����-*a-
Calgary, - Alberta.
(^G^ldeng)
Newly Refitted k Refurnished,
Tho heat of the kiud west of
Winnipeg.
Everything Complete.
All Modem Couvcnieuees.
J.  Lamontagne, Prop.
UNDE&TAKINa!
& Embalming
Telegrapli orders receive prompt attention J
J. SMART,
* CALGARY, Alta.  %
*��0*4*e4<|<K.��->��V��^��<i��*t>����*<i*��4
ThePMideneefafCo
Provitlsuce, It.I.
wants all kinds of raw furs, skins, pin-
sen)!:, SOnoca, etc. l'ricvs fur next sixty
days aro us foiluvvs���
Silver Fox -.15.00 to ?150.00.
Bear �� 5.00 to fj 25.00.
Otler $ 4.00 to $   9.00.
Martin *. 2.00 to $   9.00.
Heaver (per pound).. .$ 3.00 to $   3.50.
Wolf $ 1.00 lu (   2.00.
Red Fox $ 1.00 to ?   2.00.
Mink *���   .75 to $   2.00.
Skunk  ,   .25 to $   1.00.
Gray Fox $   .50 to }     .75.
Uat'. f   .20 to *.     .25.
Price list on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
guaranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment, and Immediate remittance on
all consignments.
GEO. GEARY,
Mvefy, Feed &
Sale Stables,
Fokt Steele, S.E. Kootekay.
Tack Trains for mines supplied.
Freighting of all kinds undertaken.
Klondike
Outfits
-*��*.���������*>.
Hudson's  Bay
Stores,
CALGARY,
ALTA,
Wong See,
Watchmaker,
Jeweller,
Optician and
Mechanic.
Watches ck'nncil, Jewellecy mounted, Classes
ineiule.l and tlnns repaired. First claim work
In every department.   A trial solicited, no come
Wong See, Golden.
haa the bust restaurant in Goldon. H in open ut all hours.
Every delicaqy and fruit in its
HoftRon. A (rood Boleotlon of
Chinese Lily flower roots apply
nt once for the Choicest ere tney
go to
�� Tom Leo, Bakery, ��
Moftla lh\y and Night.
THE   MINERAL   ACT  OF   BRITISH
COLUMBIA.
(R, \V. Raymond in Cankaman MtNpra
Review.)
It ifi said that amendments am proposed to tlie mining laws of British
Columbia. The report is probable
enough,   for  the  legislature  of  that
province has found in the amendment of
Its mining laws a favorite and frequent
occupation. Before the kaleidoscope
takes another turn, it may be well to
Consider the present form of the law and
the features which really call for further
change. It is not true that the amendments of the past have been mischievous.
Most of them havo been required to cure
real evils. But we muy, perhaps, say
that these evils were themselves the
products of earlier legislation, and that
foresight might have obviated the necessity of retracing atopa already taken.
And change is a misfortune per se, apart
from its wisdom or unwisdom otherwise,
Kvery successive form of she law gives
rise to vested rights, which survive to
complicate the conditions of the future
In fact, the mining industry atone time
expresses in epitome tho mining laws,
past as well as present, which have
governed its history.
Britisli Columbia presents an interesting illustration of this proposition. Tlie
Provincial Mineral act of 1891 was
practically copied from the lT. S. law. It
provided for lode-claims 1500 by 500 feet
in size, with parallel end-lines, and it
conferred upon the locator the extra-
lateral lode-rights, This feature of the
law was abrogated in the following year.
The acts of 1892 aud subsequent years
have provided for locations 1500 feet
square, but without extruhileral rights
But tbe locations made under the act of
1891 acquired sueh rights, and could not
lose them through their legislation. As
1 learn from the recent interesting paper
of Mr. Loring, the mines first located in
the Rossland district (Le Roi, War
Eagle, Centre Star, Iron Mask, Josie
and other's) belong iu this category; and
litigation, such as has long cursed lhe
mining industry of our West, is already
in progress over the "apex-questions"
thus unnecessarily and tem porarily in tro-
duced into the system of mineral land
titles. Fortunately, the legislative experiment was a brief one; but unfortunately, whatever harm it accomplished is
a legacy which survives it.
The present law, including all amendments dawn to the ond of 1S97 is
embodied, as to gold and other minerals,
excepting coal, in the Mlneral.net of 1890,
as amended in 1807. I shall say nothing here of the Placer Mining act of 1851
as amended in 1804,1895 and 1890, or of
the Coal Mines ict (188S), the Coal
Minos Regulation act (1888), or the
Inspection of Metalliferous Mines aet
(1897). Tho two latter provide for the
inspection of mines, to secure the safety
and health of workmen. It ia the
mineral act of 1898 which defines tbe
conditions of title, and corresponds iu
scope to the U. fi. Revised Statutes.
ThiB act, like tho U. 8. law, contemplates two sorts of title���a possessory
one (governed by certain condition, and
forfeitable through failure to perform
them) and a complete ownership, as in
fee. conferred by crown grant. Tbe
theory, a3 to public lauds, is that of the
common law, viz., that the mineral right
and the surface-right (including under
the latter term everything except the
mineral right) are separable ���states,
both owned by tbe crown, and alienable
upon such terms as it may fU. Tha
value fixed upon each is $*��� per aero, to
suitable purchasers. Thai is to say, tbe
holder of a claim under valid possessory
title may buy the miuoril right ut *K> an
acre; and the holder of such a miueral
grant may add to it, at the same price,
(he remaining elements of complete
ownership. This is an excellent arrangement.
Neither from possessory nor from permanent owners does the law require a
royalty upon the product of mining. But
it collects from all parties, including not
only individual prospectors, but also
corporations, and all employees of corporations, an annual fee ($5 for each
person, and $50 or $100 for each company, according to amount of its nominal
capital) for a " free miner's certificate."
Failure to keep such a certilieate in force
hy proper payments voids at once the
whole possessory title of the person or
company concerned. Section i), which
decrees this forfeiture, excepts from its
operation the holders of crown grants.
But other sections mako them liable for
tho payment referred to, and punishable
by iine for working without a valid
certilieate. It is evidently this annual
fee, rather than the BUiall sums charged
per acre for grant", that must furnish
tho revenue to support the administration" of the law. It seems to me, on the
whole, not unreasonable; yet experience
may ultimately show that still greater
liberality on the part of the government
woidd bo good policy. For instance,
even if the certificate should still be
required, it might be well to provide for
the acquisition of a life-certificate, by a
single lump sum paid down.
Besides tho maintenance of the certificate, the possessory title requires for its
continued validity annual assessment
work to the value of $100 on each claim,
or, in lieu thereof, lhe payment of $100
to the government. Tliis alternative
appears to be unobjectionable and wholesome. There is little danger of its abuse.
If $100 can bo expended to advantage on
a claim, the locator will certainly prefer
to expend it in that way. If not, it had
better be paid' to the government and
squandered pro forma in useless work.
This brings me to the three features of
tbe law which Mr. Loring indicates as
needing amendment, and to which, as I
understand, amendments are to be proposed this winter. I refer to the size o
claims, the proof of tlieir mineral value
and tlie manner of their demarkation
These points I will briefly consider in
their order.
1. It is said that a location 1500 feet
square, comprising over 50 acres of land,
is too large, and tends to retard the
development of a district. Closely
analyzed, this statement is seen to refer
lo that phase of development which consists in intense activity of prospecting.
A district cut up into small claims in
hole "developed" whon each claim has a
in it, and a dump by the hole. A dozen
years later, if the district be not altogether abandoned and empty, it will be
found that a few concerns, having profitable mines, have absorbed the countless
claims, and consolidated them into
respectable properties. They have hud
to do this at great cost, because of the
uncertainty of the titles thus acquired,
and tho necessity of paying for them
over and over again to conflicting claimants. " Development" thus comes
round, after all, to the large claims with
which it might have begun.
Nevertheless, I think 50 acres is too
large for a unit-claim. For 1 believe that
the phase of intense prospecting, temporary though it be, is highly useful, as
giving to the region the thorough overhauling likely to disclose its best deposits. If the "apex" ami its fantastic
rights are not involved, there is harm in
small claims. They can be consolidated
as easily as farms or town lots. What
is wanted is a clear title. Let the claims
be as small as you please, but require
the possessory title, kept up by annual
work or payment; and then leave the
question of consolidation to the opera-
lion of human nature. In tliis way the
prospector will be gratified primarily,
and the capitalist will bcsatislied ultimately.
2. Mr. Loring says " there is no
provision In any of the British Columbia
���statutes for development work at the
point of discovery." I do not find nny
Buch requirement as to the possessory
holder; but Section 80 of the Mineral
act of 1890 requires, as one of the conditions precedent to acquisition of title by
crown grant, that proof shall be furnished
" to the satisfaction of tbe gold commissioner/' that a vein or lode has beon
found ott the claim. In other words, a
locator is obliged to work or pay annually
a certain amount, in order to hold his
claim. While he continues to do that,
he is not obliged to furnish proof of
actual discovery of valuable deposits.
When bo wishes to acquire an unconditional title, the government takes the
piv.uutioii to uncertain that there is
reason to expert that tho claim will bo
developed. Thia calls for proof of its
value for mining. It does not seem to
me thut the liberality thus shown to the
locator would be likely to lock up much
good property " on speculation." But
in that connection, tho size of the claim
is important. Tlie opinion I have just
expressed assumes that claims are not
larger than 20 acres, and also that hopes
of " apex rights" over neighboring
bonanzas are not inspired by tho law.
In other words, laud valuable for a big
apex lawsuit may very well be held
indefinitely at $100 per claim per annum.
But when all such vicious and visionary
values are done away under a rational
system of titles, the inducement to such
speculation is gone.
Finally, as to tlio demarkation of
claims, I think Mr. Loring is clearly
right in his contention that tho monuments required by tho not, namely, two
posts " as nearly as possible on the line
of tho vein, aud not more than 1500
apart" are utterly inadequate.   This in
especially true for sueh large chums as
1500 feet Equare. But oven smaller
claims should bo in all cases marked
with corner-posts, at least. The present
British Columbian requirement dimply
amounts to this: that overybody olflu
except the owner of a claim must make
a survey to find where it Is. Ho sits
serene by his centre-posts and bids other
people respect his unmarked boundaries,
at tlieir peril. In thia respect, if in no
other, British Columbia might well copy
the United States, the government of
which, after granting to the locator
pretty much everything be can think of,
musters courage to insist that his location " shall be distinctly marked on the
ground, so tha*; its boundaries can be
readily traced."
Now standing in the middle and guessing at the edge is net tracing a boundary!
To recapitulate, without going into
less important particulars, I meat confess that if the size of lode-claims were
reduced to say 20 acres, with a maximum
length of 1500 feet, and the boundaries
were required to be distinctly marked,
the Mineral act of British Columbia
would be, fur substance, it wry good
statute. The requirement of free miners'
certificates may he somewhat irksome,
but 1 do not think it inequitable, coupled
as it is with entire liberality towards
aliens, who are put upon the same footing as citizens. At all events, before we
of the United States criticize it, we
should repeal our own foolish aud futile
discriminations against aliens.
CURL1ANA.
The competition for tho curler's vest
presented hy Kennedy & Douglas of
Toronto, closed this week, Rao's rink
being victorious. The following table
shows the result of the game;' played :
Parson  5 )
Houston    14 ) a ,   ���    in ; H'st'ii 71
McNeish     uf Huston 10) ^
Honderson !)/,,,���      ,. i
Uao 11 f "*���      '���' '
Warren 1
���r.iis 13 J   i
The final Ritmc In class I'< ol tin* 1"
point competition iiua played Wednesday afternoon when Alexander defeated
Dainnrd 13 to ">. Alexander will play
the winner in class A for a liniidsomo
DrGdr*-**. tho Kicking Horse.
A public meeting was held at the
Colvmbltt House nt the close of the
meeting of tlie Minors' Association, Mr.
M. Dllimird v.iih voted to llio chair. Tho
principal object of the mooting wan to
talm tonic Btops to protect the town
from flooding by the Kicking llorso
river. After considerable discussion it,
was moved by Mr. J. C, Greono that a
memorial be presented to Ihe Dominion
Government asking thai the dredge bo
taken from tbe Columbia river and
placed on the Kicking Horse, for the
purpose of dredging the river from ils
mouth ii)i to the town, "'he objeat
being to coni'.nd tlie river to one channel.
Tho resolution was carried.
It waa also resolved that the Provincial Government be *..sk<d to make i
special appropriation for this work at
the present session of the Legislature.
Messrs. Duinord, Haggen and Greene
were appointed a committee to draw up
the memorial.
A lively discussion t.".k j l.i*^ r,-."'t,--
ing a water supply f.ir Iho tovt n, for Ure
protection and otlur purposes. Ko
action was taken.
The meeting then adjourned.
 --���--.-.-an.**--*. .
Public School Koport.
The following is the standing of the
successful pupils for the month of l'"eb.:
Senr. 6th,���1st, Annie Kenny;  2nd,
I.nura Kenny.
Junr. 5th.���1st, Walter Houston; 2nd,
Gortlo Fields.
���5th-- 1st, Mary Connor; 2nd, Mali,*
Audorson.
Senr.3rd.���1.Maggie Archie; 2. Emily
; Kenny; I'.nd, Willie Houston.
i   Junr. 3rd.���1st, Lottie Woodley;
Arthur Jaynes; 8rd, I.-ia Love.
I    2nd.���let.  Minnie  Sutherland;
Bert Hanna; 3rd, Blanche Love.
!    li. Primer.���1st Katin  I'.ighe;
Percy Like; 3rd, Katie Kenny.
I.   I'rinier.- 1st,   Loy   ILmna;
Kovn Nicholson; 3rd, Allan ilttntia.
Avsrago nttendanco for the month, 3".
2nd,
2nd,
2nd,
2nd,
'Straight Talk."
Kuslo Kootenaian:   Advice is r.s!-e,l
pair of curling stones presented tothe ky Bovernl with incipient Klondlcltis as
club by the Calgary Brewing Co. ��� *.*, wi,ulT i���,st to go.   the true Ahtska-
fn  the same eompeliton.  class   A,*; maniac does  not  want  advice���he is
Henderson defeated Todd 13 to 10,   Tlie j already t'oiog;  lie simply want*. r*.i.i-
llual game in tliis class, between Henderson and Warren, should piOVO interesting.
Tlie points competition soeins to have
taken a back seat lately. Who's the
leader in the competition anyway?
The "Colts
pasture as nothing
them lately.
What's become of the new rink project
has it fallen through?
forcomeuts of his opinion. Thoadvica
of the mining and Scieniili.* Press is,
don't go. However, tiiere tire adventitious spirits who di.s.-rvc to Biicceed. To
these may be pointed nut the folly of
;g..in*; to 11to Klondike, as everything
Its"  must  h:-v.- -:���:..-, ni u,! wortit tilkin;; is tali-n ir-.an.l ever-tliin-.
nothing has been heard of] wnl'Ul ll"Ull"�� ' 1! '" ��� BnormoM
tigure. 'I here arc better chances In such
districts; as Copper river (or Fast Kootenay), where ground is still un located
and may be taken up. The fully of going
where everything Is already secured and
where even the promise of high wa.:es ia
discounted by the inevitable reduction
������ I in wages in the competition of numbers,
The regular monthly meeting of tho | iy manifest to nnyouo nut hvpuo-tizud by
the wild Btorles mostly put In circulation
for profit.
North
East    Kootonay   Miners'
Association.
North Kast Kootenuy Miner.-.' Association was held at the Columbia House on
Tuesday evening lust. Intheabsenco
of the president, lion. F. V>\ Avl.uer,
Mr. M. Dainard occupied the chair.
The matter of tlie abolition of assess*
mont work which was introduced by the
isident ut the lust meeting of the
association, was further discussed.
Owing to the absonceof Uie president,
however, uo action was taken in theI Informed that to secure work he would
matter.     It was the general opinion of have to deposit (L'i) with the company
und vijj.i an Iron-clad agreement to work
Waffes on Teslin Railway*
Silvorton SHvorlordan. A Silvcrton
man, anxious to scours work on tho
proposed Teslin bake railroad, wen;
recently to interview thoir agent iu Now
Denver regarding tho wort..    He waa
ths meeting that the abolition of tin
assessment work would give the capitalist more of a moitopt 'y ..ud would not
help Uie prospector uny.
it w.is resolved that tho association
write to the Dominion Government
asking that a portfolio of mines he
established for the purpose of acquiring
Information regarding the mines of the
Dominion und for the purpose of attracting capital to the country
for them seven months. Tho wages i>
bu paid wero |50 por m mth, pay ibl .-.
tho end of the contract, aud, nwordhie,
t.i tho agreement, ii ho should leave thu
employ of llio company beforo his timo
was tip, he would not only forfeit his fr-'O
deposit) but also all wages duo. Needless
to say, the contract was not signed, and
tht�� searcher for work returned to Silver-
ton.   Tbe grievances on tho Crow's Nest
The  meeting endorsed tho action of pass wore bad enough, but what  will ha
the Uosslund Mining Bureau hi taking tho condition of tho workmen in th��
stepa  to  have  Chinese   excluded from  frosen north?
work in nil mines. .���, mm+<a��-m���	
Mr. W. McNeish moved that, in eases Sav���n pmv;u,i:1i police h*ve been du-
where chums run out.no work having uM by Uie Briilett Columbia govorn-
been done, that before said claim could Lent for work in ihe northern part of
be re-staked a permit would havo to be tb��� province, and last week thev loft for
procured from the gold commissioner
an.l assessment work would require to
be done within ut) days. The motion
was carried unanimously. The Minister
of Minos will be notified of thu wishes
of the association and requested to uso
every endeavor to have the mining law
changed iu this respect.
The meeting then adjourned.
Salads Tea Is Incomparable,   You can
got i; from Ii. U. ruroon,
their respective posts. They go in by
way of tho Btlckinc river and will bu
stationed two at Glen oro, two at Telegraph Creek and two at Teslin bake,
with Chief Constable Kulloek-Webster
in charge of the district ami headquarters
probably at Clenora. The other members of the party aro: ConstablesMc-
I,ean,.Morton, Jackson, Greaves, Drum-
mond nnd Cameron. The party took,
fourteen dogs to draw their supplies and
outfits Up the Stickine river ou the ice,
wAto
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ill till! iUttfl
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p.tupff ynr��rlnolvant!
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Hubert every Thursday
hi icoiituitny District
us with all train*] *u��l
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���io n'"i 15 cents per Unu uai
t'hanjteKtif f.tU. inust bei
WBiiueudtt)-.
Ilirlh, marriage and tlefl
fro a wl i :li tfiey will have aatraight
sail down the Hootallnqnu, tho Lewis
and tho Yukon to Dawson CUy. ^ol of
course as thero is no railway yet we hud
to do tin; journey on foot, and whon wo
camo to Lake Te-lin wo found it cotn-
p'ltjtely frozen over, with the thermometer 20 degrees below zero. Lake Teslin
is ��0 mil
,is,i thia part of got at the mouth of the Yukon in surface restaurants* etc.   Having rested a night
will land the gold, which  il  in  assumed  has  beeu thero ws returnod ovor the Chilkoot for
of Teslin lake, washed down by the streams from high-jour slodge, which bad in ii tho skins
have .���> straight'. er levels.   In that case you would natnr
Muriioti;   nutting
office notUtertlian j
ally  oxp��'t   to   hear   that   the  upper
reaches of Uu*ue streams passed through
tt  quarti  country; uud   it  was  in tlie
expectation  oi  striking  the quartz, so
that wo might experiment with our precipitation   process, that   we   mude  the
journey to these regions,    We searched
long, and with our sleighs I high and low for the quartz all round,
did   tho diutanca in k}_ \ and dug down in some places as deep as
days.     Hero a  most unfortunato acei- fifteen to eighteen feat, but it was not
dent  befel  us, for  ono of  the  sleighs*  there.    Wo raodu a careful examination
went  through  a  crack  In tho Ice and [of the district, nnd I came to the con-
tod [disappeared with tdlita load.     Its lost
| was keenly felt later on, when In conse
.,-*- quence of it wo ran out of provisions.
'and   do
ruvrs
tin:
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Stall ur.1
CORttlCS!
duni c uu uny Hiii
jmiiii ��� ititrt dUNir
civrv point in ill
tmilrl ll I'l tiitimtu
bututk-rfin, tu
butit.it Kuurnul
that has lipiiuhru
lieotTorjJ UJlu.il
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Adtlrviu nil 09:-
TtfE EAST
;i KNTH
111
In-
The region at the foot of tbe Tesl.n U
a very rough country with qrinrU rocks,
and after several marches we set up our
apparatus to t*"st our gold precipitation
not enter Into
KOOTENAY PUB. CO.
Goidcp, B.C.
tcfawavmf*9t��wsi ������rrmrrwv 11 nuxtW-W
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 18
EXPERIENCES  AT KLONDIKE.
Mr. Alox. McDonald of Edinburgh,
Scotland, Tell3of Hla Tripto
Tho Coldflalds.
iviinburgh livening Despatch: Mr.
^lt-xajuderMcI)onald,electricul engineer,
,n member of the McDonald 1'ilectric
Lattery Syndicate, Edinburgh, was one
of a party of three that started for the
great Klondike region on tbe 25th Aug.
last. He ha.*! just, returned to this
country after having hud some thrilling
(jxperioncca in Alaska, both going and
coming from Dawson City, Mr. McDonald did not go to dig for gold, lh
in, aa muny Edinburgh people know, an
���electrical engineer, and his journey lo
(Klondike wus undertaken for the purposes of testing u recent invention of hit*
for the precipitation of gold irom the
���quartz. Having arrived in the.States,
Mr. McDonald spent about a week gaining experience among the reef'mines of
Montana, und ultimately arrived h.
Scuttle, tiie United States port iu the
ICorth-'WeBt from which muny of the
emigrants for Klondike hare started.
Mr. McDonald has uo great respect for
the information about Klondike to be
received iu that seaport. I! ia a perfect
manufactory of fancy tales regarding tbe
regio 1, the most extravagant idea- being
Bat alioat ��s to fortunes mado in order !������
juduco people to purchase outfits und to
take their passages by the American
steamers that run up tbe coast to Wrange.! and Dyea. Tho stories of fabulotn
wealth obtainable at Klondike all bi loiuj
to tho sume apochrypluil series, aim
Jiavo io he received with a very large
grain of suit.
A HCOTTISn i; i ia;.
Just by Wrangell, where there is ti
pretty Indian village, in the StU.hu
river, up which the McDonald party had
resolved (0 go. This is entirely nit tht
beaten path, but for bis work McDonald
decided to attempt it. One of the island.
in  this quarter  boars  its  old India.
elusion that tho gold at the Klondike
hud not bt\ni brought down by tho
streams, but hud been lodged where it is
as the result of glacial action. Every-
1 wheh) traces of glaciers abound, und
j these have either ground away what
quartz there was In these high lands, or
\ else some changes on tbe surface caused
; by volcanic or other action bus caused
[ the quartz Lo disappear. Claims have
I been staked off from Dawson City far up
all these creeks, hut so fur un I could
hoar very few hud got any gold at the
I high altitudes. Thoso who gut such
claims and have been working on them
I have, I fear, hud great disappointments.
DAWSON   CITY,
theory,    Of course, I
I full particulars aliout this, but generally
'. speaking,  the  precipitation  is effected
.chemically and  electrically.     Well, we
' worked then; for ten d tys. The qu.vrtH
wus very tough, But I think wo did very
well when I tell you that iu that time we
I precipitated.101b. (troy) of gold, and that I"      ' "       "
wo estimated that we could take out of
each ton of quartz deal; with from $50 to I cannot say a great deal about Daw-
$100 worth of gold. Tho country, so far son City. To tell you the truth we gave
as we examined it, was very rich in gold it u wide berth. Thero are about 2000
bearing quart.;:, and, as a mutter of fact. I people dwelling in it in log lints withent
wo mean to go back with a larger expo- Uny sanitary arrangements, and fever
dition, and work it iu a more thorough hml broken out in it. When we were tiiere
way. Anything wo did was simply in UH mining work had been suspended.
\fter ou 1   The cold was intense, the thermometer
of t.iu animals wo had shot and
other articles. But when wo got to the
place were we left it, tho sledge was
nowhere tn be see:;. During the night
there hud been a great slip of snow,
which hud curried it beyond our sight.
Thin slip also ruined tbe apparatus an
enterprising man of the name of Burns
hud rigged np upon the summit for
hoisting goods from the uaso; and one
man who was on the hill ut tho time waa
missing and wus supposed to have
perished in the avalanche. Whon we
got to Dyea we were happy, and there
we took the boat which took ns to
Vancouver on our return to this country.
Despite your hardships, your are really
going buck?���Yes, and with larger
resources and more people; but we
won't go to Klondike. We wiil nettle
down for u bit in the Casslar district and
try our luck again with tho precipitation
process on tho quartz upon the claims 1
have registered there.
TABLE   OF   DISTANCES.
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Merchant  Tailor.
Scotch,  English,  Irish  and  Canadian
Tweed Suitings.
W����1    SeMpatL^L'i^ijlkJurv
s c.
Golden to Fort Steele.
the nature of an ex
work there ha.! been completed, we
struck across the "divide " between the
Hootaliuquu river and tho Yukon*,' a distance of thirty-live miles. We met it-
party of Government surveyors, who
pushed ou ahead of tn, hut thsy were
the Only people we bad seen since leaving the Indians on tho Stickine. The
ground does not rise for more than f!00
feet, but'it was covered with about two
feet of snow, and it was excessively cold.
One of our party hud the misfortune to
got frostbitten; and when we came to
Tagish, where the Canadian custom
bouse is, we hud to leave him tbere. He
got accommodated iu a log but opposite
the customs house, and was treated \e.ry
kindly by the people. At Tagisb I
registered a large claim! had pegged
out in the Casslar district, and to which
I mean to return iu the course of a few
weeks to look after and work. We
'nought some provisions at Tugish. They
ivere of the plainest kind. Hour and
bacon is the staple. Wo paid from $2
io $2,60 a lb. ior them. I should like to
given word of advice to intending emigrants, and that 13, that they should
buy their outfit-** in Vancouver, or else
when they come to Tagiali, which is on
Canadian territory, they will be charged
the heavy duties exacted from American
goods crossing tho Canadian frontier.
L'ho customs duties are n Biibject of
;ivat heartburning at Tutrish, and many
if tiie emigrants feel very sore at the
'.urge sums they have to pay on their kit
.w.d provisions, etc.
pcaiuxo on to ::i,
on the last day of November registering
70 degrees below zero j the people were
nearly ull on half rations, and being for
tlie most part underfed, they could not
sustain the toil of mining. Tho ground,
01 course, is frozen like iron, ami takes
un immense amount out of a man to
break it up, oven oitor it haa been
thawed by tire. So the bulk of the
people shut themselves up in their huts
for the winter, tried to keep themselves
warm, and did as Utile as possible, to
prevent exhaustion. All the restaurants
were closed for luck: of provisions. The
last dinners that wore sold were at $.1.50
and $4, und they were not what you
would call "beanfeasts" at that, in
November, on account of the scarcity of
food, there wus u considerable exodus of
people from Dawson City down the
frozen Yukon to try to reach the coast,
Many of these through want before thsy
left were ill able to bear the fatigue of
the journey und tho cold; and us you
have asked me the question straight
(said Mr. Macdonald), I must tell you
thut on our way down wo passed at
various points on the trail about u dozen
men who hud fallen by tho way lying
stiff aud stark in death. It was a gruesome experience.
a teruuuii m.m.u.D.
OXOIEK.
id    our business
3   pushed   north
nt
Having  CO
regis!.,   two
Klondike with our (tags and sleighs.
Hio river Yukon and its hik��n wore
frozen Bolid���it wan now about the middle of November���with the exception*of
the White Horso Rapids; and when we
camo li> them wo bad to make aeon-
-i. Ie ruble detour over land to get round
lb -m.     We  had   two  (I
We started from Dawson City to mak<
the coast with one sleigh drawn by fou
i\o-p. Wc hsd twenty-eight days' provisions, and as tho Ice was good and the
sleigh not heavy we did about twenty-five
miles :t day. We passed on our journey
Several parties travelling disconsolately
and le-hs rapidly cbastwards, We made
Lake Tagish, which is about 500 miles
, from Dawson, in twenty-three days; and
that left us live days to do the remaining seventy-four miles or rfo to Dyea on
tho coast whither we were bound.
Thinking wo were all riglit, we sold two
of the du.'M, us tiie load of t ourso had got
gradually lighter, but Tagish lake wo
two] found covered with soft snow, and it
jolden to Carbonate	
17 mile
Hoe Ranche	
��*���*��� ,.
"      SpiiHmacheno	
.    42    "
"      Bnorty's	
.   DO    "
McKay's	
.   (18    "
"       Windermere	
.   8*1    "
"      Brewer s	
.   97    "
Canal Flat	
. 120    "
"      Wasa (Hanson's).
. 158    "
IM    "
(says McDonald) was ruled by a ScjU-
man, who was called King Duncan. !
think he was an Aberdouinu. His sub
jeets are Siwush Indians to the numhe.
of three or four hundred. He is the
veritable patriarch of bis people, und lit
rules them with a linn hand, which hat  took along with us all the ski:
gat
ed for bim their respect.     lie   had   1
iriginully been a missionary, und has
been in the island for twenty yea.*.-, h
is u place that may be cordially recom-
tuonded to tho Votoiata, for King Duncan does not permit bis tribe either to
drink or smoke, and he has them otherwise bo well in hand that they are n
very respectable lot. They live by fishing fttld hunting, but Met-la-Kul-lu bus
boen " humming" a bit Like the rest of
the country by steamers calling there
und doing business with the Indians.
King Duncan is uo friund to the Innovators, and has succeeded In chasing from
the island severnl gold prospoctors who
tried to effect u fooling iti it.
THK BTIKINC AND LAKE TUBUS.
We hired some Indians there, and
they took us in a flat-bottomed canoe
about 150 miles up the Btiltlno rivor, es
far aa Telegraph creek, whicli is the last
navigable reach. The Indians had puddles, but they did most of the journey
by poling, us the Stream is very shallow.
Frequently the canoe had to be towed up
fast running rap Id 9 through steep rojl-y
gorges. Bidding adieu there to tho Indians, we pocked our provisions in two
sledges drawn by mastiffs, and set off to
make a straight cut across the country
to Lake Teslin, 150 miles distant. This
is a route that bus already beon surveyed
for a railway, and seems suitable enough
for the purpose, tho country being a sue*
ession of low hills and valleys. I believe
it is hoped that the new line will he
opened by September nest, aud ol
e mrse it should mako the Vancouver
Canadian route very popular. When
i e railway is going I understand thore
���jynl be u shallow river steamer put on
LICXKCB   Al'THORlSIXCl AH   EXTBA ?ItO-
VINCUt   COMPANY  TO CAKHY.
ON Hl'SlNHW.
" COXFAXIaU ACT, 1197,"
Cahadi: [
I'BOVIWCll (,��  BjU'IIMI  COIXHIMA. \
.No. 11/1)7.
rpHIB IS TO CERTIFY tbat tho "Golden B:i
*��� it)li,t'<-L.iuibu.. Limited," tu authorised und
lictiiMU to carry un business withiu the Prov-
Ineii ofBritiuli Columbia, uiul to curry out or
uMcct nil or auy oi the objects hereinafter sot
(mill to which the legislative autliority of the
LcjUsltvtitre of British Columbia extundu.
Tue bund office of the Company in situate,at
So. i, Uiu-Hii Street Huco, City of London, Ens*
laud.
The ainoUTit of tha crvpltttl of tht) Company in
����.000; divlcwl iutti iix tt.oi..-;ami ah-ir. - 01 it
MC-U.
lh�� Ufad oftac* of tl,*. Compnny Inttiisl'ru-
vlnc* i.s situate at Got l��n, uutl William Uilbeft
Mlteltell-Iunei. ttlioati addre*u ii GOldeu, Brit*
n.;i Columbia, i^ tlu- Attorney for the Company.
The uiijei.u tor wliieii Um Company Ints been
otlaldialiedand mo licensed are:���
[it.] To purc.iaite, take on letue, orotli-srwibc
afi,;iiri'. miuf.- milling rijjlitB, and metalllHr-
ous laml nnd any Intercut therein, and to ex-
plore- worlc, exercise, dtvelop and turn to
uiT'oinu the wime:
[u] Toumsh, wltii get, quarry, smelt, calcine,
rellne',drcsr)iUmalKamuie,mauiptilatc,puruhdse
and prepare for market, ore, niftnl, aud mlnpr-
al subatancefl of all kindu*autl tocuvryon.
either upon or in connection with the pn:i!iise.i
or elsewhere, the buslnesit of miners, millers,
smelters, utid worAer-iol uny processes in ihe
production, rc.iii.Lii.il and luaKins merehatit-
*Ue, ol iiiiiicriilH.motb'.Kdhd mt m I lie prodiietttj
uuppliea ui water, merchants, and manufauttir*
em, und workers of auv minerals, metals, articles and thinits MHed in nr in connection with
mining, luiHtii}', smelting, aud other processes
aforcsAfd) or any oi theut:
[i'l To noarcii for mines uutl miucntltj eitbor
on land known to contain such mines snd luiu-
er.iU or otherwise, and u. buy Aid sell, leuae
or tuke np the rl_{hUof search or otiier miners'
rights or claims, under any raiutuff statutes or
reitulutionsof nny pun* where 11.** t^ompun,
carries on operations, and auy otucr right* rt
spectlug the -1111111:-:
[dj 'fo itt'HiiiiT options, or enttr into coutractH
for tin: puruhasu of any grants, uoucesstous,
leases or autts, casetneuts or interests in lauds,
waters, mlltsftes, towtisltea, luincs, uilusralf,
ami other htireuitaments, and any plant, ma-
��� inn cry, Implements, conveniences, provisions
and tilings, and any other property, renlor
personal, movable or immovable, Ior purposes
Mu Iduntal thereto or to any otherobjcuta ol uie
Company, or capable <��f being used tucounec*
lion with uu-tiiUiir.-icul opimlions or rcquirud
by workmen or otnora employed by tbe Com*
puny, and tu work, trdUBfer, let or sublet the
atimv:
[-) To..ci|iiIre any inventions, letters patent
or ifeenses, capahle ��t being used ior the pur-
poses ui'the company, or uny 01' them, and te
work, Khusfor, let, or sublet the same;
*.. To acquire nnd unflerlake th*. whole or any
partol (he buaiuess, property und liabilities, of
iinv ].(r.-'-in or company currying ou auy bust*
iti.'s which this Cbmpany is authorised to carry
oii| and lo acquiru aud hold nny shares, stocks,
bonds, obligations, debentures, securities, ue*
BotiaUeor otherwise,ol or other Interestsiri
nny Kugllsli,��oioiiit-.l or oUier uompautca, usso*
eiatioiiao'r undertakliigaoapableoi being mini-
aged ur conducted no as directly or iudlreetly
tu iieuciit the business of the Company,    Also
, to udvaiicu money on any such shares, sleeks.
It is iu Canadian ��� bonds.obligations, dubenturusi aoutirltfeaol or
. . ��� oii.er imcrest in such tojuiiaulcs,associations
territory, and there  is a  government 1 or undertaking*, aud to accept aueh shares or
iiida, obllgalioua, dvt>eniures or secur*
partial or (inI security ior payments due
puny:
Iwlnw  yarn  bnt ono did not fuol I     ��       i.     -i ,   1      iti        .*.���        '         I    B< To acquire, construct or hire, or join with
nuiow   zero, tuuimoum not tutu  8llf|orcU teriible ItardlhtpK.   Woencoun-    -  ���   !
Un Cdld so much its Uicse Hguros might urod ve,.y tloep snoW( fllld Oiouyli wo
indicate, as tbeatmorphere was perfectly hmd on snowsbucs we took a day to do
dry, and  not  a  breath  of  wind  \va�� 1 tjj|.eomiio
stirring*     At tho junction  of  lliu l>i^| ^fl ol1r ti),0
Salmon   river  and   ihe Yukon we met
Weighs, nv.A as they wore not too henvily took ��� liliv mill a haH tefdo twenty miles.
name of Mct-l.i-Kut-lu which wo found   lndon. and as there was uo snow ou the 1 At inVti. iV-nnctt wo did better work und
-round, we did from 20 to 25 miles al putin twenty-eight miles in the dav.i
day. Lake Marsh is a famous placo for La!w uBnnrtt is on tiie far side of the1
gamo. hs shores ure well wooded with chilkoot puss, and there we found a lot
.price and birch, and give shelter to 0( emigrants for Klondike who hnd come
hears and llnx. I managed to shoot a out i;U(, .A!t{\ ffonu very likely remain1
couple of bears and several llnx, and wej i\irV_ nn\i\ spring.
ida ,
one of the   bears,
'Surge tho  thermometer
(tflU
At. Luke l.a
ilatored  'i-ri
1 aUtion here with the Union .hick Hying l(|  u, ii.il..
I ovor it,   In the last part of lhe way WO totheCuin
Things were looking serious,
as <>\u- provisione were getting scanty. It
was snowing heavily when we began the
Major Walsh, the gentleman who lias |,l8C0,jt of the Chilkoot, and unfortunately
beon appointed Govomoi at Dawson -M we I10ar0j tho auuimU a frightful
city. He whs encamped lu log huts |*bll��Kanl began to blow. It was the first
with about n down men, und, no fur as 11 wiu(i we liud oncountcrcd,    Against tlie
storm we could make no headway, so we
lug a hale in tho snow und sheltered
t!m
rould loarn, ho
until tho spring,
meant  to  stay   thero \
Tho  accident which I
deprived him of   two   boatloads of  pro- uu;.m,,VC8 ft|  bcHl wo cou]l|   f|,om   lh
visions which  were  gning  to Dawson k-Iotenco of the tempest.    We hoped it
City, was very much  deplored hy him.  wou!a goon Mmv outj bnt it Boemfet, tlH l(
1\..       .,.,_      .....ll.      .....   mill   111.1)111   Ml/Ill        .
otners in aeqiilrtng, eotj.itrnetiugor hiring auy
mills, uanalsi wuterwurks, machiuery, ruuds,
bridges, tramways, railways, eu^ines, plant,
slocits, butldltigSi works, matters or tulu^ii
which may benucessury ur convenient for the
purpuiies of thu Compauy, or any of tbeui, and
i;. t!..1 -Aorknnj 01 '.ho same or auy pan tin reof-i
h: Tu Improve, uiauuge, duvetop, lot underlet
ur soil, ur otherwise d^puie uf, ehargu <;r deal
aitn,in any manner whatsuuver, tue uudor-
iiiKthKor uny pun orpartsof the property of
hie i oinpauj'i or any rights, wuydeavoa or
busoinenta iu or over tue sume, oud to accept as
pimiiiiii therefor eitber cash or shares, or
partly cash uiul pnriiy shnrcs,lu auyothtr
cumpauy pur.-i-.i^hiR the same:
I. To eutublisu auu maintain agencies of the
Company in uny colony, ilounnloii, foreign
I country or state, and tu procure the Company
I to be registered or iiu'orpor.acd tu uny such
On our way
travelling
north WC met many men
email   parties  hastening
it would never end, and
prisoners in that snow bole nnd practi-
south from Dawson City to escape star-1 cu!1}. witJl0Ut i(m\ for four days. The last
vation and other   hardshipa.    I  R<n diivUnd a half wo hod abnolutuly not a
hound to say that ��0 por cent, had made ..^ t0 onti The 8tl>rm hftving Kl|gtud
nothing of thoir stay ftt Klondike, and 80mewimt( we resolved to leave our
wore cursing the fttto that had over taken
sludges and push on to Sheep camp,
them there. I wjlicll j��� on lhe Coa8t ^ o[ tll(! 0I1U-
WtiKhB is Tnn QOARTi!? koot,  and  this  wo did.    But  beforo
When we came to tho mouth of the starting off we rescued from the snow
Stjwurt liiver we loft tho Yukon und j un unfortunate emigrant who was on bis
������truck up the tributary, Tho Yukon j way to Lake Bennett, and who had been
here is about three-quarter? of a mile In overcome by the storm. We managed
width- it being very shallow at tbe sides 1 to set him on bis feet, and saw bim off
���while the mouth of the Stewart is -, down the hill. The summit of tho
half a mile across. We went up the I Chilkoot pass is about 4,000 feet above
Stewart, for 100 miles-, ami got upon the sea level, and nt tho top is a very
headwaters of tho creeks, or mountain precipitous face, which in our weak
Btrenras, (lowing into the Klondiko rivor ; condition we were ill able to climb, but
which joins the Yukon at Dawson City. I once over it wo could practically slide
Among these arc Bonanza, the Eldorado,; down the other side, and we were glad
tlie Hunker, the Gold liottom, and one \ enough to reach civilization again at
of them is called "Too Much Gold." Sheep camp���six miles from tbe summit.
Well, of course, you know (said .Mr. 1 Tbere are about one hundred inhabitants I [l.s.]
Macdonald) that the whole of the gold at present at Sheep camp, aud It has its _sh\
lOluny, aominiou, foreign country or itntu
. To amalgamate wllu any other company
having objeuts ultogcthwr or iu pun similar 10
the objei is ot this Company, auu to enter Into
partners hip, Joint adventure, reciprocal cou*
CCSMOll or otherwise, <..1.U auy couipuuy or
person or 11 rm engaged or about tuuiiKuguln
any business or transaction which this company is authorised to engage lu.urcupabieuf
being conducted so &> directly ur indirectly to
Lcnctli this Company:
k. To hold, lu thu names of others, auy pro-
perty which the Couipuuy Is authorised to
acquire, and to carry on or do auy oi the
businesses and sets anu things aforesaid, either
as principal ur u_.eut, and either by thu agency
ol or t-,a agents or trusteed tor others)
I. 'l'o mukf, purchase, sell, accept or Indorse
bills of exchange and other instruments, nego-
llahlv or otherwise(and to borrow money either
witu or without seuurity, and either upon negotiable Instrument* or otherwise. Including
the Issue ot debentures charged upon .til or any
Ol .the Company'* properly (both  present and
future). Including us uncalled eapltul!
ui. To promote uud form other companies for
tiny uf tue objects mentioned in thfa Memorandum!
n. To Invest aud deal with th* moneys of tho
Company no; Immediately required upon such
securities and iu such mauuerns from tiu.e to
time be determined!
u. Tu distribute any of thu property of the
Company amoug the members in specie!
p. To carry on business in any pun of the
world and lode Mil Huch thingsua are Incidental ur conducive to the tntaiiiui>ut of Lhe t.hovc
objects.
(liven under my ihnnd and settl of office at
Victoria, Province oi llrltlsh Columbia, this
l'jthdnyot October, one thousand eight bun*
j dred and ulnety-seron,
8. Y. WOOTTOH,
Registrar of Joint Stock C-jmimuUs.
lLI[Uy   ^   iiuuDG^
Ullock L Barrie, Props.
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Rates Reasonable.   Free Sample Rooms,
The Tnuu Car leaves Kootenay House, oouneetlng with (Ktamer for Fort Stwels ��-#��rjr
Moudiiy and Friday after arrival of train irom tlie west.
Headquarters for Commercial
and Mining  Men.
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z^a^GoMen, B.C.
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WINDERMERE,   B.O -����aiSX
Groceries, Dry Goods <i Gonoral Merchandis*.   Mi***ra'
Supplies a Specialty.
Windermere Hotel,
^��� James A. Stoddart, Prop.
Choic* Win**, Liquors and Clgara.   First (.lam a��(i*mino<iaai<iB.
WINDERMERE,    PC      m**m
East Kootenay
ing Stock List.
Kami or Company.
Tho Gold Hills 0. & D, Co	
Kootenay, Carilioo M. k 1. Co	
Golden & Fort Steelo D. Co	
Alberta k Kootenny 1). Co	
Kust Kootenay mid Ell! Kiver Development it Exploration Co	
$2,000,000
��2,r*00,000
$ 750,000
jl  000,000
t    76,000
PAH TALnt.
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THOMAS McNAUGHT,
H1N1K�� EliOKElt, 00UTEH, B.C,
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SOUTH   EAST   KOOTEMAY.
(From The International.)
Two men in one of the camps near]
Coal creek Indulged quite freely the
other day in a bottle of horse .medicine
which they took in lien of anything in
th* way of liquor. In consequence of
their reckless experiment they are under
the care of a doctor, with tho odds
against recovery when last heard from.
Thor* are no further developments
regarding the Carson murder. Tlio man
Carson has evidently dropped from sight,
as no trace of him has been discovered.
Dr. Gordon held a post mortem en the
victim and found that the blow of the
crutch muBt have been u terrific one, as
there was a depressed fracture of three
and one-half inches by two and one-half
on th* under plate ol the skull, and u
clot of blood the slzo of a (nan's band
between tho skull and brain, lb' novor
regained consciousness.
Latest news regardhi;-; the death of the
roan at Williams' camp by dynamite
give* somo of tlie particulars of the
horrible affair. A French-Canadian was
nt work in a stone cut, and bow the
accident happened is a mystery. Those
at work near the place heard lhe explosion and rushed to the out. Thoy found
the victim blown about fifty feet from
th* fire, where he had been thawing tlie
dynamite. Both his legs were shattered
and he was injured internally, yet he
was conscious, and remained so up to
the Um* of his death, half-au-hour later.
An application has been mado for a
charter by a company that is being
organized for the purpose of putting up
a public hall building at Wardner.
It is the intention of the company
to build a line looking structure
in a prominent part of the
town. Tbe building will be two
stories high, with au attractive front and
tower. The first floor will be used for
public purposes. The ball will be completely equipped and especial attentirn
paid to tho heating, lighting anil ventilating features. The second story will bo
divided into lodge rooms. It is expected
that tho building will be under headway
by the middle of March.
It is now quite evident that several
now roadH will be built into Wardner
this spring from important points in the
district tributary to this place. The new
settlement of Gold Creek will he given
communication in this way with Wardner. The agricultural settlements along
the river south of A. li, Fenwick's will
be given a road to Wardner. The nowly
discovered district along Hull river is
entitled to a road to AVardner, and should
liavo it. The many new and important
prospect* along Sand creek arc asking
for a better road to Wardner, and it will
be built. And this season it is quite
probable that some action will be taken
to build at least a trail from Wardner to
MoyieCity. Existing conditions make
this necessary and Important, since it
would shorten the route east from
Kootenay lake to the Kootenay river by
more than fifty miles.
A   DUNDONIAN'S OPINION   OF
KLONDIKE.
Under the above bending the People's
Journal, Dundee, Scotland, says in its
issue of February 12th:
" At this time, when so many and
varied report* are being circulated about
th* fabulous wealth of Klondike, it will
lie interesting to many to have the opinion of a Dundonian who lino spent the
past five y��ar* prospecting and mining
in different parts of britisli Columbia,
and who is nt present located at Quea-
nelle, B.C. Writing to a brother in
Dundee this week, in answer to an
inquiry at to his opinion of the gold
fever, ho says: 'Anil so Iho Klondike
fever is raging in your part of the world,
and you want to know if the reports you
hear are true; but, ns I don't just know
what you hear, 1 can't say. I am sending you on a paper���the Vancouver
World, which has devoted nn entire
edition to it���whicli, when you have
read and digested, you can just divide
the statements therein by two, and you
may come near the truth. Of course
such men as Ogilvie, the Dominion
surveyor, ought to tell tlie truth, there
being no apparent reason why h*
shouldn't; but, though they tell the
truth, still to the general world their
statements are misleading, For instance, they say the gold licit is .100
miles square or thereabout. Now, ill
tii* sense that you can Hud colors all
over, thia statement is perfectly true;
hut that there is gold over this large
district is utterly false. At Klondike���
or rather the tributaries of the Klondike,
for there ia no gold ill the Klondike river
itself���there havo been immense quantities of gold taken out, but nothing to
what our coast papers mako out. But
thor* is not the least shadow of a doubt
that it is tlie richest placer diggings that
have ever been struck, not even tho
famous Williams creek coming within
streets ef it. There is an immense crowd
going in, but there is nothing for them
in the Klondike unless they nre in a
position to buy into some claim, as there
isn't an inch of ground that lias not been
etaked out, so that all others who get
there " to Dawson" will have lo strike
out into the mountain and prospect lor
themselves. In that country, that means
death to all but the heardiest or those
who have been used to It and know how
to go about it. But the great bulk of the
half-million who are expected to go thero
in the spring may reach Dawson City,
and then will bo thankful if they have
enough   money   lo   bring  them   down i
again, and many a hundred of llieni will j
leave their bones to bleach there.   For)
myself, I expect lo go that way, hut to
start prospecting when 1 roach Cnssinr���
that is about half-way between here and
Dawson���and should 1 havo auy good
luck I will give you a visit about the end
of'ail.'"
Tiiere is, we believe, more truth than
poetry in thia letter, and if people would
only stop to consider instead of rushing
blindfold info a country where " tlicr.
isn't an inch of ground that has not. been
staked out," and contlno their surplus
to safe institutions, such as the mines of
Kast Kootonay, we venture to fay that
they would be repaid beyond conception.
NOTK
All persons indebted to me are requested to seltle same with Mr. C. 11.
Parson, who has authority to give
receipts lor the sanu.
P. ADIEU.
Golden, February loth, lB'.IS,
3SI
Notice to Taxpayers
AKSRSSMZSNT AOT AN"1> PROVINCIAL REVENUE TAX.
Northern  Division   of  Kant
Kootenny  District.
���fi-jOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance
���"���" with the Statu leu that Provincial ttevonue
Tn\ ami all lasts levied under the Assessment
Afl an.- now due for tin.- year 1898.
All t>f tlm tahuvi.' named tuxes collectable
within the Northern Division nf Kast Kouu-miy
District arc payable at mv ofllee, the Court
House, Golden.
Asiessed taxes are collectable tit tlie following
rates, viz.:
If paid on or beforo June sloth, 1308.
Three-fifths of one per cent, on Heal Property,
Two and ono-lmlf per eeut. on assessed value
of wild land.
One-half of one per cent, on Personal
Property.
On so much of the incomes of any person aa
exeeetlB One Thousand Dollars tho following
rates, namely: Upon suoh excess of Income
whon iht* sain Is not more than Ten Thousand
Dollars, one per cent.) when Bitch excess is
over Ten Thousand Dalian, and not mora than
Twenty Thousand Dollars, ohm and one-quarter
of ono par cent.: when such excess in over
Twenty Thousand Dollars, ono aud one-half of
ono percent.
If paid on or after the 1st fuly, 1S93.
Kour-flfthsof one per cent, on Heal Property.
Three per ruin, ou tha assessed value of wild
land.
Threfl*fourths of one wer cent, uu Personal
Property.
On so much of the Incomes of nny person as
exceeds (inn Thousand Dollars the following
rates, namely: Upon sueli excess when the
same Is not more than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-quarter of one per cent.; when
suoh excess Is ovar Ten Thousand Dollars and
not mars Mian Twenty Thousand fv-llftrn, one
and one-hutf of one per cent; when suchuxeosB
is over Twenty Thousand Dollars, uu*) ami
three-quarters of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, 13.00 per capita.
['. ('. LANG,
Assessor and Collector.
Golden, January 10th. 1893.
jlS-Sm
NOTICE.
KTOTICB Is hereby given that I shall apply fer
���-' aspeclal timber lieenco to cut timber on
the following dest-ribed lau'ls :���-Commencing
at a post on tne North Fork of Flnley Creek, a*
cross tut-' crook from the head of Brady's Ditch,
north-east p��*i ; thence running south 160
chains; thence west 70 chains ; luence north
Iiii) chains: theueu em-iTO chains to post of commencement.
R. H. MILUCAM.
ITort Steele, October:20lb,18O7.
NOTICE.
VOTICE Is hereby Riven that f shall apply fer
** a special timber licence to um timber on
the following described lands :���Commencing
at a post on Middle Furl, of Flnley Croelt-posi
situated 1,500 feet to the north of Ham it's
Corral, N. K.; theuce ruuulng 160chaipssouth 1
thence 70chulus wist; thence 160chains north;
thence "o chains east ta the post of commence.
menticontaitiing 1,000 acres about,
M.  CAKLIN.
Golden. B. C,   October 20tb, 1897-
NOTICE.
TaOTIOB Is hereby glvrnthat I shall apply
-^ for a special tlmoer licence to cut timber
on the fallowingdcacril.ed hinds : Commencing at a point on Flnley Creek, at the head of
the canyon, north-east cornorpost; running
west200 ohaluH ; thence40chains south [thence
200 chains east: thence ���10 chains north lo point
of commencement ; containing about i,rwi
acres.
J.   C.   DURICK.
Fort Stwlf.October 21st , lfi!-7.
NOTICE.
rpHR ANNUAL MfXl'INGof the sliarebnblers
���*��� of the Uppor Columbia Navigation and
Tramway Company l.i'd.. will he held nt the
Company's office in Golden. R.C., on Monday
the second day ot March, A.D.i 1898, ftt two
o'clock iu tho afternoon, foi tho election of
Directors, aud for tho ordering of the affairs of
the company generally,
ily oruerof the Hoard.
C. H. FAK30N,
Golden, B.C., Feb, 15th, 1893.
APPIICATIOX TO PARLIAMENT,
PUBLIC NOTIcFis hereby given Umtappll*
��� cation will be made to Iho Parliament of
Canada, nt Iho next session Mioreof, for an Act
chonKingthonnmoof The Dominion HuildJng
ami i.ntiii Association lo that of Tho Dominion
permanent Loan Company.
Pitted at Toronto, this iTili day of November,
A.D..1807.
MACDONALD, BOLAND & THOMPSON,
2 Toronto Street, Toronto.
nSfi-Ot Solicitors for Applicant a.
TIIE KAST KOOTENAY MINER,
TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR, THE
BEST ADVERTISING   MEDIUM  IN
EAST PONTES AY.
Is the best advertis
ing; medium in East
Kootenay;
Contains the latest-
news of the district
Is  only   $2.00 per
year;
af"**! Rp-l-4. B**-*k
Situated on Perry Creek,
25 Miles From Fort Steele,
East Kootenay.
�� ���-?'<**>^***-i<.��'* -**>$
w,<rth9vli>V>WW&v1>V$-&w
,uriiAiL
$75 to $150 Each according to
location.
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P^'l^-y.-y^tv (**__! -   One-third down, balance fa Hires ec<1 six
���, Wi-^����.J��N��rf _      ujoutlm, without Intercut.
Tempest & Co.,
Agents, CALGARY.
Upper CoIumbia-
HaS the best equip.
Office  in  the dis
trict;
Is prepared to do all
kinds of Job Printing   at   reasonable
prices.
J&.<Zl.cLx&S33-
GOLDEN, - B.C.
navigation oc Orammay
Co., Limited,   and
International Transportation Company.
Connecting with tha C. P. It. at Golden, B.  C.  and
Great Northern Railway at Jennings, Montana.
The   Only   Q,uick   and   Comfortable   Route.
Address all express care of U. C. Co'y, Golden.
F. P. ARMSTRONG.
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CARLIN & DURICK
General  Merchants
^ FORT STEELE, B. C.
CS^v-**v/,sx*-0
Miners Supplies a Specialty.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Coin pay.
LEADING   HOUSE
���J**:>
Ji*.   Ort     uZ> wC^-C_' J..O.,    Jmmim     W*.
Cuoick Winim, Liquors aid Ciouuj.
R. D. MATHER. Pno^ETo*
[CJibf Uil jjiUl D|irlIlU O
^-^Sanitarium-^^
Th* Fteaet Health  Rewt on  tho Continent.
Private Hospital und or medical iiiperlnton*
donee with a Trained staff of   Nirtea*
Comnleto Svitem of Baths, of eTory k{n4
���i��� ��
and description.
Medical Director���DR. K. ii. BR3STT, Biwrr.
Reeldeat Phyaldao & 8urgo��n���DR. BFASKU.
UPPER ARROW LAKE,  WEST KOOTENAY.
Subscribe for �� THE MINER." LOCAL AND GENERAL
Tii.' deapiitcber's oflico l.v.s been reopened :il field.
Spnln nnd Maine would rhyme delightfully in �� win- eung.
The United Sink's government lm��
decided to abandon the proposed relief
BKpcdltton to Alaska.
II, '.:. Parson lias completed stock
;..;.*i-.,; ami ia now offering greatly
redti *.* i prices in many liuea, to clear.
!���. i, .-im t-int the Bank ol France has
ndvanc .1 iho prico of gold with a view of
preventing tho further eSportof Hilvor.
The British colonial "liiee upholds
('-.-.ia���!.��'*��� riulit t*. hoist the British Hag
at Summit Lake, in tiie disputed Vukon
territory.
The Nelson Economist lias a bran now
staff, (���'. Bell Smith und P. .1. O'Reilly
now appear as editor ami manager
respectively,
Advices from Crete state that both of
theilSSUSBlnS wliu iillempte.il the life of
King Uoorgo of Greece and the Princoss
Marie have been captured.
The annual report o! the Canadian
Pacific railway company announces that
t'n*. Crow's Ni.st Pass railway will he
fomploted by tho end of August.
Mr. G, V.. Connell, M.E., of Ottawa,
brother of .1. S. Connell of Vancouver,
has been appointed Provincial Mineralogist in place oi \V. A. Corlylo, resigned.
The Klondike, rush is having n good
effect on the customs receipts, Collections at Vancouver last month ranched
Sir),SSI, an in.-if.i3f of $15,880, as compared with Fob. ISII7.
The Bishop of Sew Wes'tmitisterwill
hold an ordination of priests In St.
1'eter's Church, llevelstoke, nest Sunday. Among others to b�� ordained is
Rov. J. Tumer.of Uoldsn.
The social In the PreabytorlanJChurch
on Friday evening of neit week,
promises to be superior to anything ol
tie kind previously given. The price ol
u Imlssion has been placed at nO cents,
Cilldren half prica.
The British llrst-class armored cruiser
Australia, 12 guns, 6,(100 tone, had a narrow escape at Portsmouth on Wednei-
day. Two seamen were playing with a
fuse in the shell room when they set lire
to ��or.io .tons. Tho flames were extinguished by the prompt Hooding 11 the
apartment.
Viscount de Montroeuil and G, G.
Meikle, President and Secretary respectively of the Manitoba and North Western Printing and Publishing Co., l.t'd.,
have been committed for trial at Saltcoats, on a charge ol issuing a false prospectus of that company.
A friend of Mr. Joseph Martin, at
present in Winnipeg states that Mr.
Martin intends to enter politics this
year in British Columbia. He will run
i*. the Liberal interests in Vancouver
for the provincial house in opposition to
tho Turner administration.
The Klondike rush has commenced in
earnest. The passenger trains from the
oagtnra filled to their utmost capacity
with minors and prospectors en route
lor the goldlleldi, In addition to tbe
regular trains, special trains are being
run nearly every day from the ea.t.
Tli.ro mav he a clinng*. in tho " Son "
lino time table for trains running out of
St. Paul, this week. If tho chnugo contemplated goes into effect it will mean
the running of two express trains ou the
C.P.R. western division west of Moos'-
.law. As soon as tho matter is doclded,
Manager Whyte intends leaving on his
spring trip to lhe coast.���Free Press.
Orders have been received by local
inspectors of steamboats at Vancouver,
that .11 steamer* sailing from that port
under the British or United States or
any other flag, to he rigidly Inspoctod
and not cleared hy the collector of customs until they can show certificates
tiat have passed favorable inspection.
This action on the part of tho Canadian
authorities is taken Bolely to unsure the
safely and comfort of leaving tliiaport,
and to guard against such catastrophes
ss the loss of the Clara Nevada,
Mining and Hypnotism.
Tho lingers party, Ion iu number, left
Vancouver ou Saturday last for Wrangel
by the steamer laulia on Saturday to
pick up g'.ld nugget* located by a Michigan man named Bono, while in a hypnotic trance. Dr. J. N, Rogers, of
I3au.lt Ste Marie, noticed Bone, who is a
man he mot iu a Winnipeg hotel. Tlie
doctor, it the suggestion ot II. E, Roger.
a Winnipeg merchant, asked Bone while
in a trance to tell what he saw in Roger'*
oil cellar. Bone at once told correctly
the number of barrels tliero and the
numbers on the barrels. Then projecting his astral body into byways and
highways of Winnipeg, he described
buildings be had never seen and buildings he knew nothing of, winding up by
telling the number of passengers on an
approaching train. Bone's description*
were proved correct I" detail. At a
Second trial Bone in a trance passed
nvcr the Stickine route and discovered
ironic nuggets in a (dream running into
the Stikine, Incidentally making the
quickest  trip on  record,  to   ii.'iv.oon
whero  scenes  then    happening   were
described.
Subsequent trials convinced the capitalists that Bone was a good speculation
and abundant money was forthcoming,
and Bono's astral body will be given
every show on earth to lind thoso nuggets glittering in tho rock crevices on the
unknown stream, 'lhe party are: 11.
T. lingers,Winnipeg; Dr, W. 11. Rogers,
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; ,1. li. I). Everett, Ashland, Mich.; I.'. S. Pclsob, Sault
Ste Marie; John Bono, S. II. Irvine, ('..
t'ota, all from Sault Ste. Marie; Andrew
Ilogttn, Minneapolis, A. Norde, St. Paul
and Edward Trainer, Winnipeg. The
party takes with thum 182 dojs, 10
burros and supplies fur three years.
John Bono's salary ia $10,000 and his
shttrs of the discovery.
Tho Ontario Elections,
Tlio result of tho provincial elections
throughout Ontario is that the Hardy
Government is sustained by a small
margin. Tlie returns so far as received
show the election of 47 Liberals, 4! Conservatives, oue Independent in Parry
Sound who supported tho Government
iu the last Legislature, and one Patron
w!io will support tho Opposition as
before. There remains the constituency
of Russell to be heard from, where the
election takes placo on the 11th hist.
Two P.P.A. candidates wore defeated
in Lambton, Haycock the Patron lead-
��r has also been defeated. The Liberals
lust 15 seats and gained 12, Two cabinet
ministers are defeated, liryden, rainistc
of agriculture, and Gibson, crowfi lands
commissioner. Tin. Conservnties lost
Will..ughby, St. John, Mugwood and
Meachaui whilo Marter was elected by
only 17 of a majority.
The Toronto Telegram estimates the
Conservatives at 45 an.I the Liberals 47,
Patron 1. The Mail gives the Conservative. 47, Liberals 45. The Globe gives
the Liberals 47 and Conservatives-14
witli two places to hear from.
Mining Case.
Mr. Justico Walkem haa given an interesting derision in the mining case of
Connell vs. Madden.
The defendant, in 1895, recorded a
mineral claim in Kootenay, as Boundary
No. 2, but, at the trial, the evidence
showed that his No. 1 or initial post was
planted :.'S7 feet south of tiie international boundary line, and that the
claim overlapped a considerable portion
of another, the Sheep Creek Star, located
the year previous.
His Lordship h*Id that a post thus
planted in a foreign country could not be
a boundary pen. within tlie meaning nf
auy of the Minorul Acts, and was,
therefore, a nullity, nor could a Provincial surveyor make tlie necessary surveys, :ir required by section 4 of the
Mineral Amendment Aet. 1SP4. Consequently, His Lordship held that the
plaintiff is entitled to possession of the
ground in dispute, and to tho costs of
the case.
It is understood that an appeal will he
taken from this decision.
Singer sewing machines aro best. 11.
G, Parson is agent.
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[j. F. PUGffS'Canadian
��'"��*VI/J
m HMM r'
J   F.   PUGH,   TAILOR,
golhi:n, v.c.
bast kootenay officials
Minister ot Minei and Provincial Secretary���
i'i    i .-.' .V    "-". ' v   \ Carlyle.
Public Ai.  :���<.:   H. Cannlehael.
IjJLU C.J.MMI.J.IOJ'CRJ.
For tho Province���W. S. Qoro Victoria
youth District comprising fori btoele nud Tobacco Plains Mining DivialonB���J. F. Armstrong cranbrook
North District coinpristnfi Donald, Golden mul
WIndcrincvo Mining DlvUlouft-J. l. Griffiths
 liOhXlii
KISIVG KliCOKBiaiS
.f.ttirret	
F. C-iLang	
ii. lloldie	
C. M. Edwards
m. Phillips....
 Donald
 Uoiiicn
 Windermere
 Fort Steele
...Tobacco Plaina
NOTICE.
voti-'K ifi hereby given thai application will
���^ im made [o tno Lvj.d.ttivc Assembly i>f tlio
Province ol British Columbia, at Its next tune-
si on, ior ti PrlMi'.o Hill to incorporate n Company to build, equip, maintain aud operate a
lino or lines ol railway irom a point at or noar
Cranbrook, in East Kootenay, thence by the
most feasible route to the St. Mary's Hiver;
thence in �� westerly direction to tlm head-
waters of Bt.Mary's River: and also In an easterly and northerly direction from some point on
the said Inn* a brunch line up the East Kouto*
nnv Valley to the neighbourhood ol Horde
rincl and So. it creeks and the minestn thai
vlctnilyi with power lo Mi'i said Company to
construct it line Irom the Bull Kiver tlroup ol
Minus, 'u East Kootenay,to tha most convenient point mi ii.-' main line ot ihe
cron's Neat Push Railway) and also
io authorise and oir-pitver* the Company, to
build) irom time to lime- brairh liuea to
groups ot mines and concentrators front any of
the three above-mentioned lines eff railway.*,
-in h branch lines not to exceed twenty (*0)
iniles in l<*ngth; i>itii power to build telegraph
r.mi tcteplione linos, and lo equip ttnd operate
the said railway nnd ils branehos, and to erect
and main tain nil necessary works tor the generation and transmission of electricity or
power within the area of the operation* ��l ibe
said Company; and power to build* maintain
and operate wharves, docks and steamboats,
saw-mills, and auqulre water pTlvllegM to con*
struct dams, flumes, etc., for Improving mill
Increasing the water prlvJlcgca, and tu make
trafllo or otlitr arrangements with railways,
itcamuoat or other companies,and ior nil other
usual iiml nueessary powers, rights or
privileges.
BODWKM.- IRVINU A DUFF,
Hoi lei tors ior Hip Applicants,
Victoria, D.C.,29tli October, 13.*;. in tit
Deputy Clork of iho Peace for North Bast Kootenay Joslali Stlrrett Donald
Deputv clerk of the Peace for South Enst Kootenay���Ch&rlea M^sscy Edwards.,.. Fort Steele
FKEB   INFJUS.
Ertrnita From British Columbia
StntuteH Explaining Fully the
Value nnd Necessity of a " Free
Hitters " Certtftcat��--No Person S��ion]d Attempt Mining
Without One.
Anv person otit 1ft years of ag��, suit b*
como a tree miner by paying fS to any gold
commissioner or mineral recorder and oui&iu-
Ing h certificate good for ono year.
a free miner may obtain a new certificate for
one lost on paying Si.
A freu miner's certificate ia not transferable.
Any person or company working ft mineral
claim, hclil <.* reul estate without license, may
Pe fined %'i&. Mines become rtwl eetate after
crown grant bus been issued.
Should co-owner full to pay up hln free miner's
ct:riitli;;tt(; his Interest goes to bin co-owners pro
rut'i according to their lorraer Intercuts.
A shareholder iu a Joint stock company need
not be a true miner.
A free minor may claim IfiOOxlSOO feet. Rut
nil angles must be ri��M euglesaud all hieasur-
moutmust be horkoutally.
A Iree minor may cut timber on crown lands.
A tree .miner may kill game fur bin owu use
at all neasons.
A free minor may obtain five acre millslte upon crown lands in tlie form uf a square.
Aclaimmaybo held from year to year by
work lieing done to the value of one liundred
doilar*
Lodca discovered in tunnel may be held if re-
corded In 13 days.
A free miner may on payment of 1500, in lieu of
expenditure on claim, obtain a_ecown grant.
Any miner may( at th�� diser6tlon ol the gold
commissioner, obtain necessary water rights,
No transfer of any mineral claim or interest
shall be enforceable unless iu writing, nigm-d
i.iui recorded.
No miner ahatl HiiSiTfromanva'jtof ouissioD
or commission, or delays ou thu pari oi the
govern nteut oiliuittls,
No claim shall be open to location during
lastltlneiisK of holder, nor within 12 months
alter his death, unless by permission of gold
commihsloner.
A mineral claim must he recorded within 15
da?s alter location, if witniu 10 miles of office
of mining recorder. Oue additional day in ��i-
owed ior tvei'i' additiuual lu mi.es or lrsctiuti
Irereof.
AHSVAL I.AE9R,
Work on each mining claim to tho value of
(100 must bo dono each year from ����te ol" record of mineral claim. Affidavit made by the
holflur, or hi* agent, sctiing cut a detailed
statement ot ili�� wurk done must be filed with
me gold commissioner or mining recorder, aim
n certilieate of work obtained, and recorded before tho expiration ot each year irom the date
oi record of said claim. A free miner holding
adjoining claims, may subject to filing notice
of 'iiM intention with th-.* gold commissioner or
mining recorder perform ou unv one or moreof
such claims, all Uie work required to ent if lu
liim tou certificate of work for each claim. Tht
same provision applies to two or mori* free ml iters holding adjoining claims in partnership!
In lieu oj" abovo work tho minnr must pay |100
and get receipt and record tbu same.
Pacific Ry.
-*o*i -*mw."*w**www��ff.
r^...^^��*T*��-*^T*_I-*^��fi-|.
Wi'ifo for pamphlet descriptive of the routes to the
Yukon country, sailing dates,
rates, etc.
Sailings for March :
Danube .Mar. 8.
Victorian " 9.
NingChow  " 10.
Cottage City    " 11.
Queen    " 12.
Islander   ". 15.
Thistle     " 17.
Victorian    " 19.
Danube    " 22.
Queen  " 24.
Cottage City sails for Wrangle, Juneau and Sitka
only.
All agents can ticket
through which will include
meals and berths.
For full information and
particulars, apply to your
nearest agent or address
Robert Kerr,
Traffic Manager,
Winnipeg, Man.
WARDNER, B.C.
The tnost comfortaUe hotel in South
East Kootenay. Good Table. Good
Wines. Good Attendance. Terms
Moderate.
Wm.   Eschwig,   Prop.
Wardner__^_Bsr>_.
NOTICE.
VTOTIOJ! l^ HEREliY GIVBl-1 tbatappHcalion
*> will tie mada to lhe Parllameiil ol Canada
and to tha Legttlatlvo Assembly ol lite I'rovHioe
oi iiriiUii Columbia a; their reapoi iivotenions
to incorporate a Company \o coustrnci a rail*
way lo bo oporated by steam or electricity from
ii point at or uonr Cranbrook. in East Kooteuuy,
Knti'ii Columbia' -tiit most northerly point on
the Crow's Nasi Hallway,  thence running In a
northerly direction up ine Kootonay Kiver lo
canal Flat; thenco lu the Columbia  Uke und
in n northerly direction down the Columbia
kiver to the Canoe liiver; thonoq up thw Canoo
Kiver nnd across the Portage to the headwaters
of the Krtiscr Kiver; thenco down the Ffasor
Kiver to Olscome Portage] theuco across the
Portage to paranln Riverj thence down the
Parsnip Kiver to Finilhiy Kiver, and Up the
Findlay Itlver and aero.-.i tli"divld0 to Frances
Lake, and thence to the Yukon, with power to
divert tbe route of the lino north of Oiseome
I'orti;:'1 either bv wnv of l)eane Lake or as may
be found moil suitable on further exploration,
with power to build ana nporate branch lines
not exceeding ility iniles In length and ell
necessary bridges and roads. Also, to const met
and operate telegraph nnd telephone lines (dr
thf transmission ol messages for the publlei to
build, acquire and operate steam and other
vcMels and all nocoasory ferrica- wharves und
doekai t�� take and use water for generating
eloctricity, and to transmit and dispose of the
power therefrom for lighting, heating and
motive purposes 1 with power also to carry on
the business of a general trading company, of
mi i i resscompany; also to own, manage and
leui.e !' ii I������, to a< rjulre, to acquire timber
limiisnnd operate saw inllla,forthoprpduciloii
and sale oflumbor, and to mine, explore and
develop mineral lands and io carry qn a general
mining nnd ore smelt Ing business, including
iho erection and operation *t imeltera and
ooncentralors.
liKMMII.I, A MAY,
Solicit on for Applicants,
DAtcJ at Oit.iwa 6tb November, 189V.     llu-Ot
IT
We wish to inform the
public that we are prepared
to -do Neat, Artistic,
Up To Date Printing
in all its branches.
Our Specialties:
Husln chs Cards
Law Briefs
Lumber Hooks
Hank Work
Promisors Notes
Receipt Forma
Bharo Certificates
Assay Forms
Druggists Labels
No Job too
LARGE
No Job too
Small
tor  us
East Kootenay Pub. Co.
Golden, B. C.
Transfer Co'.
Wardner, S.E. Kootenaj.
l.IYKXT A FEED STABLES.
PACK TRAINS 8UPPLMD,
Tin best Pto]i|iin>! plnro for freighters 111
Columbia N'alltiy is at
Tom Martin's Hotel
Windermere.
Good accommodutinn k Moderate Terms
FirBt class Feed Stublus.
BEER!
Tho Best Beer ln Canada is made by the
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd,
Manufacturers of ncor, Ale and Soda Water
Insist niigetiinrCalgiiry Heer every time, Tliey
nil have it.   The Company's agent for East
Kootonay is
H. G.  PARSON, Golden, B.C.
SWEEPING
REDUCTIONS
in prices ot surplus
Dry Goods, Hats and Caps,
Boots & Shoes, Furniture
and   Glassware.
oom must be made for
N&w Spring StoeA.
Seneral merchant
.ALEXANDER BLOCK.
GREAT BARGAINS IN
Dry Goods,
Boots & Shoes,
Fancy Goods.
tales 1 Warren,
0-old.crL, B.C-
C. F. PETERSON,
Tinsmithing & General Jobbing,
a-olden,
Bud

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