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Devoted to the Wining Interests and Development of tbe District of EAST JOOTEJIY.
VoL 1, No. 39.
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Golden, B. C,  Friday  April 22nd, 1808.
$2.00 Per Year
1.1. kioCa.ru.
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Harvey & McCarter,
aUttltWTURS,    ETC.
Ilr., Um, iMl liUt*. Bona. Agent.,
Aaetl*DHr. .ml Customs Broker.
nr.Aa.acla.:    ���
Qu.au, Lanchl*-., Union, Hartford.
���anpni SM.ia.hip Tlck.t Olllee.
Th* Bun LU. lr.aur.ac. Company.
Th. Ontario Acelil.Dt Insurant*. Co'y.
til. Illbeck Investment anil Loan Co;
E. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
At.1 Civil I��(liieer.
Fort Strrm:,. B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
atlalaf Broker, Nnanctal Agent, Conveyancer
uaTVaMrr IHtiHe.
Umamf Unu:
Assay Oacca and
Cberulcal Laboratory,
rA.XCOl.VH. B.C.
(���.tablUh.d 11)0.)
***** ..ratal ���Mr. wl)k Vlvl.n A Sona, Swan
au, aad local raprn.Bt.llT. lor them.
Far * v.*n man.g.r (or the aaaayera to the
���I.Tl.toCo., U.don.
C.U4IH r.pr*ani*tlv. ol tho CasacUiold
���aWMllagC*. L'W, Uletf o�� (Cyanide proceaa.)
TOjisoipii PAHiiO^s
Newly Refitted k Refurnished.
The best ol tho kind west of
Everything Complete.
All Modern Conveniences.
J.  Lamontagne, Prop.
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Jas. Henderson,
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;-*'*   GOLDEN, B.C.
The Golden
freak as* Mt IftSr*
,fua *ad flea. I* m*m*.
Malm lo Caul., Sbeap *nd Horses,
Wall arter. ik.I.. prompt *iteaiion.
Livery and
Feed Stables
���**��a*MI* tUrmtadf if. of All Kind, lor
���Ir* tl �����m***U* hi*,
���Willi 1 All KIM* t |B*��I*II7.
Golden, B. C.
Good Time
By ��w*** ��*��� who bM n watch.
CF.R. Witch Inspector will he
_Tj��___U_\ '*��.    rtdny _4>
(���eh w**k.* ' Satisfaction Guarantee! Work ran be left tt
k H.MI,
Widdltig Kings
Calgary, - "Alberta.
& Embalming
| Telegraph orderarecclvepromptattention
J. SMART,     J
CALQARY, Alt*. |
Providence, R.I.
wants all kinds of raw furs, skins, ginseng, neneca, etc. Trices for next -sixty
days aro as follows: .
Silver Fox ���15.00 to (150.00.
Hear *��� 5.00 to *, 25.00.
Otter .......*. 4.00 to *.   9.00.
Martin   *> 2.00 to ?   9.00.
Denver (per pound)... j 3.00 to $   3.50.
Wolf...' $1.00 to $   2.00.
Red Fox. $ 1.00 to $   2.00.
Mink.......;.:.......$   .75 to $   2.00.
Skunk $   .25 to $   1.00.
Gray Fox....-.'.' $   .50-to $    .75.
Rat.... I' $   .20 to $    .25.
Price list on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
guaranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment,,and immediate remittance o.n
all eonslpirnontsj*.'""���'���-  a'    'n  ' ' "*
The Yukon Railway.
Livery, peed &
Sale Stables,
Fort [Steele, S.E. Kootenay .
Tack Trains for mines supplied.
Freighting of all kind* undertaken,
Hudson's  Bay
Wong See,
Optician and
Watches cleaned, .Tewelleey mounted, Glas.es
mended and Guns repaired. First class work
lu every department. A trial solicited, so come
Wong See, Golden.
Tom Lee,  ��
has the best restaurant in Golden. It is open ut all hours.
Every delicacy and fruit in its
Season. A good selection of
Chiheae"Lily flower roots apply
tt once for the Choicest ere they
go to    .
�� Tom Lee, Bakery, ��
Meal* Day and 'Nigh*..
The following resolutioh was passed
by tho Victoria Board of Trade in meeting, nt which every incmb.r of the board
was present:
1. Whereas, thc senate of Canada has
rejected the bill as passed by the Dominion house of commons, provided for tlio
immediate construction of a railway from
Glenora to Teslin lake.
2. And whereas, it is of vital importance to the agricultural, manufacturing
and commercial interests of this province
that such a railway be at once commenced and completed this season, nnd
that it bo extended from Glenora to a
Britisli aoaport with all possible dispatch.
8. And whereas, it would also be fatal
to tho possibility of financing such a railway if any line woro constructed in
advance of it from the Alaskan ica-boai'd
to the waters of the Yukon.
4. And whereas, also the construction
of a railway from the Alaskan coast to
the navigable waters of the Yukon would
be ruinous to all the interests of Britisli
5. And whereas, ii the policy which
has met with some favor in the east
prevails, and an arrangement is mude
with the United States government for a
port in common to both nations'at the
head of Lynn canal, and a railway thence
to the Yukon, a city will lie built upon
territory now iu possession of the United
Statos and will draw all its supplies from
that country.
6. Therefore, be it resolved that this
board do petition the provincial government and legislature to take such steps
as may be necessary for the immediate
construction of the railway above referred to, and also a wagon-road, as well
as for the extension of a railway to a
eeaport on the British. Columbia coast,
thu* conserving thc present great interests involved, nnd opening up avenues
for our trade and commerce capable of
unlimited expansion in the future..
The Right Hon. Cacil J. Rhodes speaks
highly of the benefit Canada has conferred on the empire by forcing the
Imperial government to clear the German-Belgian treatie* out of the way of
future inter-imperial co-operation. These
treaties formerly blocked the way to Mr.
Rhodes' tariff arrangements in South
Africa. " Premier Laurier," said the
empire-maker; the man who dreams in
continents, " has got rid of them for us
and for the whole empire."
Notice to Taxpayers
Northern  Division  of East
Kootenay  District.
-with Hit Htatutes that Provincial Revenue
Tax and all taxes levied under thu Assessment
let are now due for th? vear Jfi98.
All ef tha abort) named tuxes collectable
within tbe Northern Division ot Krtst Kootenay
Ptstriet aro payable at my office, tho Court
House, Golden.
Ague-used taxes are celiac table at tbe fallowing
rates, vis.:
If paid od er befere June 30th, 1808.
Three-fifths of eoeper cent, en Real Property.
Two and ono-half per cent, en nssessed value
of wild land.
One-half of oae per oe��t. on Personal
Ou to much of the (acomoa of any person as
exeuedH One Thousand IiolUrs the following
rates, namely: Upon such cxcchs tt income
when the turn is Hot more th.in Ten Thousand
Dollars, one per cent.: wh<*n such excess Is
over Ten Thousand Dollars nnd not mora than
Twenty Tiiounmid Dollare, one and one-quarter
of one per cent.; when sutili excess Ie oyer
Twenty Thousand Dollare. one and eno-hilf of
one per cent.
If paid en or after tha 1st Inly, 18t8.
Hour-fifths of one per cent, on Keal Property.
Three per cent, oa the assessed value of wild
Three-fourths of one per cent, oa Personal
On so much of tbe incomes of any norson as
exceeds Ono Thousand Dollars the following
rates, namely: Upon such excess when the
same li not more than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-quarter of oue per cent.; when
auch excess is over Ten Thousand Dollars and
not more than'Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and one-half of one per cent; when such excess
is over Twenty Thousand Dollars, oue and
tbree-querters of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, |3.00 per capita.
r.C. LANG,
.   .      Assessor aad Collector.
Golden, January 10th, 1896.
NOTICI I. hereby given that I .hall apply lor
a special timber licence to cut timber on
the following ciCHcrlbed lamia :���Commencing
at a post on BtM'lle Pork ol Flnlcjr Creok.post
situated 1,500 leet to tho north oi llardle's
Corral, N. K.; thence runninglSOchalnssouth;
thence 70 chain. weakl thence lfio chains north;
thence 70 chain. ca.t to the coat ol commencement'feontalnlng 1,000 acres about.
��� ���-.-:,.. M.   CARLIN.
sol-tap. B,*.C.,. OctobcrSOlh, 1W7-
The British Columbia Review, published in London, England, in a recent
ieaue says: Ab we have already briefly
noted, the Canadian Senate haB rejected
by a four-fifths majority the Bill for the
construction of a railway from the Stickeen river to Toslin Lake into tho Yukon
district. For our own part wc must
confer* that we are somewhat surprised
that Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann have
not been successful in tlieir present endeavors, for the contract haB already
been given out, a largo sum of money
deposited, and' arrangements made to
purchase plant and to speedily complete
the undertaking; but our regret on tlieir
nccodnt finishes there. They undertook
a somewhat remarkable commercial risk
aud must abide by the contingences of
that risk. Tlie position of the Government is an awkward one, however, and
at a momont like this, when the Dominion must take swift advantage of her
manifold opportunities, a Constitutional
crisis is an undesirable event. It might
be reasonable to expect that the House
of Common* at Ottawa, which passed
the- Bill, should now amend it to retain
peace with the Upper Chamber. Per
sonal feelings have not eutirelv directed
the rejection of the Yukon Railway Bill.
An important section was against the
measure, not because of its object, but
iu consequence of the terms. Of theso
objections the Senate have undoubtedly
made party capital. Member* of the
Senate aro nominated by both political
partie*;* long tenure of power by the
Conservatives has made the Upper
House as dogmatic, seemingly, as our
House.of Lords. Possibly tho only alternative for Canadian Liberals iB to' abolish
the Senate, as has been done in several
of th* provincial Legislature*, or to
make it popularly elective, as ad vacated
by organ* .upporting a Liberal programme. We have not the space, however, to carry these weighty questions to
a more logical conclusion, since constitutional reform absorb* tim*, and the
construction ef a railway into Klondike
is too urgent a matter to be sacrificed to
party shibboleth. If the C. P. K. was
behind the Messrs. Mann and Co., th*
rejection of this contract is a back-handed blow to that august body, but at the
same timo it is a distinct encouragement
to tho various rival concessionaires to
push forward their own competitive
schemes. It may be held that Parliamentary life at Ottawa is becoming
moral, and that personal influence alone
will soon bo unable to push schemes on
to tho statute book with thc tamo ease us
formorly. We may sinceroly hope that
the day of the almighty dollar has gone
never to return, as that is a phase of
public life which the investor in England must be protected from. Thc
" Fort Wrangle and Tcl*graph Crack"
ia the nearest and best route so far surveyed, besides being practically an all
Canadian route, and we would now suggest that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Government In called upon to tt once ask for
fresh tenders, stating meanwhile upon
what conditions the country is prepared
to make a land grant to an enterprising
contractor. By so doing the country
may be safeguarded from parting with
outrageous grants of territory calculated
to discount its future, or an alternate
route might be suggested, and complications nt Washington possibly avoided
altogether. The United States may take
what action���vide tho Alaska Bill���they
please towards hampering Canadian Or
British commerce, but the beat means of
reaching th* Yukon is through territory
belonging te the Dominion,and it behooves tlio latter, since the world recognises that fact, to proceed in a manner
dignified to herself nnd to the country
gratified with her rising prosperity.
Wm. McBride, M.A., Winnipeg, manager in North West Canada for thc
North American Life Association, ��pent
a few days hero thia week in Ihe interests oi his firm.
The following i* the full text nf the
bill to amend the Provincial Elections
act, which wae introduced in the legislature by Hon. Mr. Ebcrta and was
finally passed the other day:
Her Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of tho legislative vssombEj
of the province of Britisli Columbia
enacts as follows:
1. This act may be cited as the
Provincial Elections Amendment Act,
2. Section 14of the Provincial Elections
act is hereby repealed and the following
substituted therefor:
14. (1). Every person claiming lo vote
must satisfactorily anawor the interrogators contained in Section llLof tli's act.
(2). The interrogatories shall, in tlie
discretion of tlie collector, be administered by him personally at such time
and place as he may, cither verbally or
in writing, appoint, or the collector may
ferward by mail or otherwise, written *r
printed, or partly written or printed,
interrogatories to the person, addressed
to such person's last known place of
abode, for such person to answer, and
the answers to such interrogatories shall
be given and his name subscribed thereto in tho presence of a subscribing witness.
(3). No applicant for registration as a
Provincial voter shall be listed or registered as such voter, unless and until he
shall have made satisfactory answers to
such interrogatories in tlie manner provided by this section. Such answers
may be given either in the presence of
th* collector or of some other credible
person as a witness, but in either case
must be subscribed by the applicant and
by the' witness.
3. Section 15 is hereby repealed and
the following substituted therefor:
15. The said interrogatories shall he
in the form following, viz:
IsiTaitaoaAToitiK". to   ns AKawramn hv
1. What is your Christian name, stir*
name, place of residence (street and
number, if any, of tho house in which
you live), nnd occupation?
2. Are you of the full age of 21 years?
3. Are yon a natural-born or naturalized Britisli subject, and which?
4. Hare you ever taken the oath of
allegiance to any foreign state, or been
naturalized as a subject of a foreign
state, and if so have you since been
naturalized as a British subject, and
when and where?
5. Have you resided in the province of
British Columbia for 12 months prior to
the date of your application to bo regis
tered as a provincial voter?
5. Have you resided or had your chief
place of abode in tliis electoral district
for a continuous period of two months
prier to this date? If not in this district,
in what (if any) electoral district?
7. Are you now registered as a provincial voter in any electoral district in
Britisli Columbia? (If the answer be
yts,) In what district?
8. Do you now reside in tho district
for which you apply to be registered as a
provincial voter?
9. On what premises do yon reside?
Witess: (A.)).)
Thc above   interrogatories   may   he
varied to suit the circumstances, and if
administered under section 14 of this act
and not administered personally hy thc
collector shall bu prefaced by this notice,
To A. B��� of tho of (his last
known place nf abode):
Take notice that I, the undersigned,
collector for the electoral district ol
, tin not. satisfied as to your
qualification to be enrolled as a provincial voter for said district, and hereby
require you to answer the following
interrogatories, either personally at my
office, or before a subscribing witness,
and to transmit the same with such
answers thereto a* will show that you
are entited to be enrolled aa aforesaid to
me at my office at on or before
the     day of , 18   , otherwise
you will not be enrolled a* a voter as
aforesaid or, as the case may he your
name will be expunged from tbo list of
voters lor said district.
C. D., Collector.
4. Where toy application to vote has
been sent to a collector, but such collector has omitted to place the nam* of
the applicant upon th* list of claimants
to vote by r.ason of the interrogatories
appended thereto not being in the form
of Section 15, hereby repealed, such
omission shall not prejudice the applicant, but his name ahull he forthwith
placed upon the list of claimnnts, and
shall be deemed to have been inserted
thoreon upon the date upon which hi*
applt-abflfbatwiia nrctitveiCliy the collectta* -,
arid Ifi*- unaecefauch person shall at the
proper lica* be to-antfecret t* tUe iegi��-
tcr of voters, if the Interrogatories havo
been an>Tec"cd in neeorilaaee.wlibh this
ajt or with llio provisions of the FHovirt-
cial SHectsona act, Ha-i'-rfcy nt-pea-I*!.
MEs-.tnc CapKa).
Mr. A.J. McMillan has returned to
Winnipeg frwr�� England. *h*it- hw ireot
on business c-pnnecled with lit* Brit.i*i>
Colura!.;* mining eritrrpriw*. If* Kates
t!iat owing to war wares Old Country
people are afraid to make investments
ah-noEtl st preseaiJ, Many of Uw teeding
British capitalists are iulercated in
Kootonay mines with small syndicates,
but the public generally have not yet
begun to invest. It ia generally f��lt that
Canadian mineral development will b��>
tue cable ofjthe next "mining "boots)
across the sea.
Will Benefit Canada.
The tfirc-atesed K��r letueen tlie United States and Spain will In of imtseiue
benefit  to  Canadian   railways and the
ocean  ports of the Dominion.   Ocean
heights hs.c been gradually t*oi��gup
and United States merchants are patron--
izing Canadian railwaystoalargeextent
evidently not having unbounded conli-. .
dencc  iu   their  own   ports  or   in tho ���
steamers leaving their coast cities.   It is ���
.���.fated, however, that very few of the-big
ocean steamship lines are controlled by
American capitalists, British,   German
and Swedish companies owning nearly *
all the  lines.     Tho   merchant vessel*'-
leaving New  York, Boston and   Baltimore .re iu few instances VnKod State*
��� i ee. m.
It is th* intention el the management.
of thcCanadian Pacific KaMwly tothort-
ly run their through expresses*r����oltd
vestibule.l trains. YisitorXtrtttrTlBpat
recently have noticed the changes ia th��'"
ilrs!-class coaches which now b^rejmroy ���
vestibules on each end. The dining aud
touri.t ears are being similarly eqaippoe.
in the shops and when completed th*
Canadian Pacific railway will run u-netir-
passed express train, across tlie continent. Th* vestibule, are wide and built
nn the folding principle, the result of
which, when in use, will be to convert..
each train into a continuous structure, .
enabling passengers to pass from ono
car to another without going into Ilka
open air. One great advantage ol the
system will be to increase speed as the
resistance of the atmosphere will not
exert its fore* upon the ends of the car*'..
The vestibule will I-* unfolded as soon
as thc train has left the station.���-Fro*
The London Daily Mail is publishing
in book form tho series of admirable" '
letters on army reform byjStr Charles
Dilko, which created so detp an interest
when thoy appeared in th* columns ot.
that paper. One most important poiitt
made by the author is tho weakness of
the British army in artillery. ..Our'
artillery is smaller, in proportion, to
that of any other army in tho world. A
small army should lie specially strong in
artillery. The British militia aud volunteer.-, it is disquieting te learn, tue without a gun ol really mobile tteU artillery.
These letters are certain tohave a quickening effect upou tl,* War Offic*.  '
Dr. Dawson, of tlie geological department, Ottawa, will receive spociuiOu* ot-
the quarts and rock discovered in tha
vicinity of Austin, Man., ln��t' fall and *
upou examination will be abl* to exprtse
an opinion on the character of tht mineral aud from part of tho continent the *
ruck came horn before it was iJ.po.ited
in tlie Austin sand hill*. The supposition is that the rock was carried down
from th* far north daring the glacial
period. The land department of tin. C.
P. K., are endeavoring to ascertain some
interesting facts for the information uf
the prospectors who went over the
Austin  district last fall ' taking 'for
Scene, --utsi-lc a North river lorry,
house, on a rainy day. Approaching, a '
foreigner, carrying ia one hand' one of
the valines that are unmistakeably foreign, and with the other leading by a
rope a small dog, which drooped "all
around the rain. ������*,���.���-
" Going to drown him? " asked a cab.
man. ..A   -   .' '
" Ko,"Midtl;e/c*reignoi," Klonrfit****-
-, '.'J
j.'\-��.. ���?!, *���*���**���������.
It)* mail or carrier,
A Weekly J-.-amal, published every Friday
)n the Interest ol toe K..-,i Kouteuay District
making t.|oae.t conucctloua Willi all train, and
i.iail routes.
subscription baths
I'luo por y.'ar in advance
column inch, jioo per column inch when ili-
.erte.l on the title page ; lestal a.:*., to cent*, per
t nonnarcil) Hue for tirsi Insurtlon, r, cent, per
Hue for each additional Insertion'. roading
notice. l,"> cent, per Hue each iusortlon.
Changes ot ada. must neiuoilicouotlatcrtlian
Hir'.l*. marriage and death notice, inserted
JOB DEPARTMENT I Our Joli Department
Is ill.: hcsl euuipped nxUltlllg uilice in East
Kootonay and is prepared to do no-it, artlstli-
nrultlUK '.!'. renioiuOloprice. One price luiill.
11 ail or.iei-sieecice j.ruuipt utleullon.
CORRESPONDENTS' v*> invite correspondence on nnyaubjecf of luterust to the geiierul
public aud desire a regular enrresponileut at
every i.oiut lu the District, lu ull eases tlie
buna ifdo llalueol writer UHl.t accoiupany the
inuniiaeri].!, u.il ut-e'.-ssunly fi.r '.nblieatiuu
but a. a guarauteo of good faith.
CorrespoadotlCO with reference to nny matter
thai lias appeared iuuuotlior ptner munt first
be offered to that paper iur i.uulleattuu before
it eau appear in "Tin: .111X1:11."
Address nil coiurauiiic-ulous
Golden, II. 0.
, 181)8.
This year shows a bij; increase in thc
production of gold and silver in Eust
Kjwtenuy, says the Spokane.Miner nnd
Electrician. Wild llnrsu, Fulmar**. Bur,
Jloyie, Trncy and Hull Run crocks will
nil contribute substantial values of gold,
whilst many quartz claims containing
gold-hearing ore will ship a considerable
Aggregate tonnage. The noted St. Eugene
silver-lead inine has meanwhile 15,000
tons of ore ou the dump, and the North
.Star is able to ship from 100 to 200 tons
daily. Then, too, East Kootenuy should
this year mako a (air beginning of coal
mining and cuke making on an extensive
B ale. All of which, counting in' of
course the general effect of railroad work
and development, should mean something like a boom year for the district of
]*ust Kootonay.!
According to advices received a pack
train has started from Spokane for the
Klondike. The parties who accompany
the train are YV. T. Wren, Dr. D O.
Newman,-!-T. Maclean, C. fj. Hubbcll,
all of Spokane, and S.* Monk and John
Milts of Montreal. -Tlio Spokesman-
Review announces that they will pack
light from Spokane, outfitting at Ash-
c.ofti This is the" sole result of the
Spokesman-Review's ridiculous " overland route*'' agitiition during the last six
mouths. One solitary party with a bell
nnile, several tnulc-skioners aud a small
crew' of able bodied prospectors to explore the1 route, the knowledge is con-
lined to tlie innermost rccesscB of the
liraiti'cantios of the 40*1..n thinker who
prcsides-'over the destinies of the great
hcwlilskercd daily. The Spokesman-
Review' never did espouse any cause yet
that did not have an everlasting " hoodoo", placed trpon it, from the mighty
protest thai) vault in ugiiiiist John L.
Wilson's selection for the United States
Senate to the cause ol the late lamented
P.ryan.. Marcus Whitman escaped the
" hoodoo;'1, ho 'died before tho Review
was cnlceived*.
The Redistribution Bill was brought
down in the House on Thursday afternoon of last week and provides for
thirty-seven members, being an increase
of four over tho present number. Tho
oill ought to meet with tlio approval of
the electors of this district as it provides
for an additional member for East
Vancouver city receives four members
instead of three, putting it ou a par with
Victoria in the matter of representation.
Cassiar, whicli has recently attained
so widespread prominence in connection
with the development of the mineral
areas of tho north, obtains two instead
of ono representative.
East Kootonay is divided into two
divisions, instead of one member for the
entire district as at present.
West Kootonay is enlarged by tho
acquisition of a portion of East Yale,
and is subdivided into thre* divisions,
its representation being thereby increased by one member.
The Revclstoke riding consists ot all
that portion of tho district lying to the
north of a liner whicli passes down Fire
valley, up Arrow lake and Cariboo creek,
and from the headwaters of that creek
to the north of Slocan lake and Kootenay
lake, and thenco due east to the boundary ot the district. The Rossland riding
includes the triangular strip taken from
East Yulo, and all of West Kootenay
south of Fire valley aad west of Arrow
lake and the Columbia. This leaves for
Nelson riding all the Kootenay Lake and
Slocan lake country whicli lies cast of
the Columbia or the Arrow lakes.
East Kootenay is divided by a line, the
centre of whfch is at Oanal Flat on the
Upper Kootenay river. The boundary
runs due west from this point, whilo tii
the east, it follows tho Kootenay river
and tho Palliser river to Kananaskis
Pass. This makes Fort Steele with all
tho Crow's Nest country the centre of
tho. south riding, and leaves Windermere and tho upper Kootonay lake
country iu tho north riding, along with
Donald, Golden and the other C.P.R.
On Vancouver Island, Cowiehan-Albor-
ni district is enlarged by running the
dividing lino between it and Comox
which formerly turned westward at
Nootka Sound, directly northwest
through the centro of the Island, thus
throwing ull the west coast north of
Carmannh into Cowlchan-Albornl
Nunaimo city is enlarged by adding
what are known ns tbe Five Acre Lots to
tlio city proper, and makine the Chase
river the boundary on its southerly und
westerly side. Texada and Lai-uiti
Islands are taken out of North Nanaimo
district aud given to South Nanaimo.
Comox district is only altered in so for
as necessitated by tha change in Cowi-
The bill also provides that: " Forthwith, after the passage of this Act tho
register of voters for tho former Districts
or Ridings of East Kootenay, North and
South Ridings of West Kootenay, East
Yale, Comox, Cowichan-Albcrni, Nanaimo City, North Nunaimo and South
Nunaimo shall be closed, aud the Lieutenant-Governor in Council shall appoint
a person to be Collector for each newly-
constituted District or Riding, aud it
shall be the duty of the new Collectors
to be appointed under this act, in addition to the duties laid down in the ' Provincial Election Act,1 or otherwise
required to be performed by law, to
make up new registers of voters for the
several Districts or Ridings for which
they shall be so appointed."
ug-in, until apparently forty had pansod
by in view of the audience. The Prospector has displayed liko Ingenuity in
making the business men of Fort Slcele
answer for a much larger number by
having their names appear many times
uuder different heads. It also claims
everything in sight, which showB a commendable spirit of enterprise, if not tho
best oi judgment, If the town can be
saved by Grace, let the good work go on.
Salvation is free, and tho prayers of tho
righteous availcth much."
Caught by His Own Alarm.
Postmaster McCabe lias been looking
for burglars lately. Ho sleeps over the
postoflice, and ou several occasions ho
thought that he heard someone in tho
postollice below, and each time it proved
to be only tho workings of his imagination. Thc other evening he arranged a
burglar alarm by placing a hand saw
ovor tlie door in a way that if thc door
was opened, the saw would fall, aud ot
course arouse the neighborhood, Tho
next morning ho opened thc ofllee, and
forgetting about the burglar alarm, unlocked the back door and pulled it opon.
There was n crush, aud when the saw
struck the postmaster on top of the head,
he yelled for assistance, under the impression that a gang of robbers were
forcing an entrance into his olllee. It is
needless to say that Mr. McCabe has
adopted a new style of burglar alarm .-
The International.
A Beef Famine.
For tho past two or three weeks there
has been a beef famine in South East
Kootonay, and up to Monday there had
been no beef at all in auy of the towns,
The Lethbridge News, speakiug of the
scarcity of beef in Alberta, tho source of
South East Kootenay's supply, says:
" A scarcity of beef is beginning to bo
full in this vicinity. Owing to the
storms of November, which left cattle
weak, if not poor, and the continued
cold weather uf the past month, cattle
aro now in a rather poor condition, and
it is hard tn find any ou the range fit for
slaughtering purposes. Thia cannot bo
remedied until the green grass, which is
exceedingly late this year, puts new
flesh on the range animals."���The International.
Golden to Fort Stesle.
Golden to Carbonate    17 milos
HogRauche    22 "
"      Spillimachoue    42 "
"      Shortv's    50 "
"       McKay's    06 "
"      Windermere    84 "
"      Brewer's    97 "
"      Canal Flat  120 "
"      Wasa (Hanson's).. 156 "
"      Fort Steelo  168 "
A Scottish exchange says*. In n recent
Issue ortho " Yorkshire Man," considerable pTOuiinenc'o was given to a curling
exploit iu which Mr. .lames Cairns, jun.,
of Gal-rsli'iels, played a lending part. Let
the writer speak:���Mr. Cairns held the
last nn-Idocidjng "stano." in his hand.
Realising die importance.)! the position,
he measured* the distance well with his
eye; but it cannot be said Jin rose to the
occasion, for immediately lie delivered
his " stupe," ho dropped down through
the ice. -Instead of Clutching the proverbial straw,* the partly submerged
skip waved his' broom high above Ills
head, and shouted to his men to " soop
it up" ht"V manner that would have led
anyone th bolie'vo that he was firmly
planted on 'tho top of Ben Nevis, instead
of being up to the waist in water. Had*
the " stano" gone down through the ice
tit tho same time, the excitement would
have changed to lamentation, hut hs it
was, tlie unfortunate skip's men were so
Intent on '''cooping "the " stuue " up lu
the desired spot, that- they were proba*
bly unaware of the dangur of tlieir chief,'
and it wub only when they hud accomplished t-lioir duty, that they.could find
time to fish their skip out of tlio water.
Such is the love with which the Scot.
Indulge in their national game of curling.
Advertise in .
��� "-ujur THE
Election Act Amendment.
Section 12 of the " Provincial Elections
Act," is to bo amended by adding following eub-sectious thereto: "(it) Upon
tho written request of any registered
voter, in manner aforesaid, for the transfer of his name from any Ifegiuter of
Voters, to any other Register, it shall be
tho duty of the Collector forthwith to
remove the name of sueh person from
tho register of voters, and to deliver or
.furward to such rcgifterod voter a certi-
ficatc that his name has been so removed
from ihe said Register, and tho said
voter may forward tlio said certificate to
the Collector of the District in which ho
resides and desires tn become a registered
voter, and ' tho' Collector of such last-
mentioned District uhall, forthwith upon
receipt thereof aud of satisfactory
answers to thu eighth interrogatory in
section 15 provided, place his name on
the Register accordingly.
"(b) Iu the case of Cassiar Electoral
District the Collector shall forthwith,
upon receipt' of tho certilieate in thc
previous sub-section mentioned, place
thc name of the applicant upon the
Register without' any evidence of tho
length of tithe ho has resided within the
May bo Saved by Grace.
The International of Wardner says in
its last issue: " One of the most amusing things seen lately iu the Prospector,
(Tort Steele) is its list of business enter-*
prists located in that town. The list is
a formidable one���on paper, and reminds
the writer of a play Witnessed a number
of years ago in a small town where threo
actors took the parts of tho forty thieves.
When the rotreat of tlie bandits to their
cave took place, the threo men, by active
work, rushed into tho canvas cave, out
behind thc scenes and around in front
Under and by virtue of the power of
sale contained in a certain mortgage
made by John Gibson to Daniel Webster
Marsh,"dated the J St h day of January,
1H77, and duly registered, default having
been made iu* payment of tho moneys
thereby secured, there is now offered for
sale hy tender, the following lands and
premises, namely:���Alt that portion of
the north half of the north half of Section 13, in Township 27. Range 22, west
of the Fifth Meridian iu the Province of
Rritisn Columbia, which lies to the east
of the right of way of the Canadian Pacific Railway as at present constructed
containing 157 acres more or less. Also
all that portion of the north-east quarter
of Section 14 in the said Township 27,
which lies to the east of the right of way
of tlio Canadian Pacific Railway as ut
present constructed.
Tenders will be received by the undersigned at (.iolden, B.C., up to 12 o'clock,
Noon, ou the 2ml May, 1808,
for the purchase of said lands apd subject to a reserve bid and the conditions
uf sale, the highest tenderer shall be thu
The property is close to Golden and is
well adapted to market gardening.
Further particulars and conditions of
sale may be obtained on application to
tho mortgagee's solicitor.
Dated this 18th April, 1808.
a222 Mortgagee's Solicitor.
" Companies Act, 1SS7-"
Canada: (
Province op Bbitisu Columbia, j
No. 11/07.
'PUIS IS TO CERTIFY tbat the "Goldon Brl
1- Ish (.'oluiubia, Limited," li authorised ami
lieonsud tu curry ou business within tlie Province of British Columbia, and to curry oot or
effect all or any ol the objects hereinafter set
forth to which tae legislative authority of tin*
LuKlslaturu uf British Columbia extendi).
The head office of tlm Company lu situnto at
Ko. 11, Queuu Street Place, City oi London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Compauy in
���ttl.oot); divided luto sU thousand ahurca of ��1
each. , ,  .
The head office ol tho Company In this Province 1h situate at (iolden, and William Gilbert
MlU'liell-IniiOH. whose address Is Golden, British Columbia, is the Attorney for the Compauy.
The objects for which tlm Company has been
established and so licensed are:���
[a.] Tu purchase, taku on lease, or otherwise
acquire, mines, mining rights/and metalllfer-
oufl land and any Interest thertin, aud to explore, work, exorcise, develop aud turu to
account the same:
[b] To crush, win, get, quarry, smelt, calcine,
retl ne, dress, amalgamate, manipulate, purchase
and prepare for market, ore, metal, aud mineral sub-uauces ol all kinds, aud to carry on,
either upon or lu conuectlou with the premises
or elsewhere, the business of miners, millers,
smelters, aud workers of any processes iu tbe
production, reduction and miikiu;; merchantable, uf miuerals,motabiand metallic products,
supplies of water, uieruhaqta, and manufacturers, aud workers of anv minerals, metals, articles aud things used in urlu connection with
miniug, milling, smelting, aud other processes
aforesaid, or any ot them:
[c] Tu search for mines aad minerals either
on laud known te contain audi mines and minerals or otherwise, aud to buy and sell, lease
ur take up tbe rights oi search or other miners'
rights or claims uuder any mining statutes or
regulations ui anyplace where the Company
carries on operations, aud. any other rights respecting the same:
[d] To acquire options, or eater into contracts
for thc purchase of any grants, concessions,
leases or setts, easements or interests hi lands,
waters, millsites, tuwusites, mines, minerals,
aud uther hereditaments, and any plant, machinery, Implements, conveniences, provisions
and things, and any other property, real or
rersoual, movable or immovable, for purposes
ii.'idental thereto or to any other objects of the
Company, or-cayablc of being used in connection with metallurgical operations or required
by workmen or others employed by tbe Company, aud to work, transfer, let or sublet the
Ie) To acquire any Inventions, letters patent
or liceuses, capable of being used for the purposes of tho Company, or any of them, aud to
work, transfer, let, or sublet the same:
f. To acquire and undertake tho whole or any
part of the business, property and liabilities, of
auy person or company carrying on any business which this Company is authorised to carry
on; and to acquire and bold any shares, stocks,
bonds, obligations, debentures, securities, negotiable or otherwise, ol or other interests in
All persons indebted to mo are requested to settle same with Mr. C. H
Parson, who ha* nuthority to tfive
receipts for tho tamo.
Golden, February 1511i, 1898.
xrOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application
���" will be made lo the Parliament uf Canada
aud tothe Legislative AUOMblV of the Provinco
of British Columbia at (belr respective M-WOM
tn Incorporate a Company to emi struct a railway to be operated by steam orelcctrlctty from
a point at nr near Cranbrook, iu Kast Kootenay,
British Colutnbta���tlie must uortherh* point on
the Crow's Sent Railway,���thence running In a
northerly direction up ihe-Kooteiipy River to
Canal Plat; thence to tho Columbia Lake and
In a northerly direction down the Columbia
Kiver to thc Cauoe River; thence up (he Canoe
River and across the Portago to the headwaters
oftho Fraser River; thence down tlio Fraser
River to GIkcouio Portage; thonce across the
Portage to Parsnip River; thonco down the
Parsnip River to Vlndlay River, and up tho
Findlay River ond across the divide to Francos
Lake, and thence to tho Yukon, with power to
divert the route of the line north of Glscomo
Portage cither by way of Dease Lake or as may
be found most suitable on further exploration,
with power to build and operate, brunch Hues
not exceeding sixty miles in length and. all
necessary bridges and roads. Abo, to construct
and operate telegraph and telephone lines -.'or
tbe transmission of messages for the public; to
build, acquire and operate steam and other
vessPls and all necessary ferries, wharves'and
dojks: to take and use wator for generating
i-leclriclty, and lo transmit and dispose of the
power therefrom for lighting, heating and
motive purposed; with power alio to carry "on
the ntiBinoM of a general trading company, of
ah express company I also to 0WB, mitnngo and
Iuhko hotels, to acquire, to acquire timber
limits nnd operate saw mills, for the production
i-ii'i M'le nf buni "i\ nn 1 to mine, explore aud
develop minurnl lands and to carry on a general
mining and ore smelting business, Includlnr
tho erection and operation ��f smelters am
Solicitors for Applicants.
Paled At Ottawa 5lliNovcmber, ip.,7,     im.3t
HAS located permanently opposite the Columbia House,
Golden, where he will attend to all requirements in
h'is line, whether it be Tailor-Made or Ready-Made
Clothing, A call for inspection will be appreciated,
as it is "no trouble to show goods," and he has a good
selection of all kinds of Tweeds and Broadoloth.
.    k
'.������*��� <��� ���i ��� *���'
Manufacturers of and Dealers in all kinds of
Lumber,   etc. **
^ COSTBACTOnS    TO   THE   C.P.B.^^.     "
I * . I j. *.
G-old.exi and Beaver,B.C.
any English, colonial or other compuuies, asso
eiatiouaor undertakings capable of being managed or conducted so as directly or indirectly
to benellt the business of tho Company. Also
to advance money uu any such shares, stocks,
bouds, obligations, debentures, securities of or
other iutcrest in sueh companies, associations
or undertakings, and tu accept sueh shares or
stocks, bonds, obligations, debentures or secur
ties as partial or lull     *
to the Company
ill security ior payments due
stabllah and maintain agencies of tbe
:olouy, dominion, foreign
ties as partial or
"1 the Company:
g. To acquire, construct or hire, or Join with
v-lhors In acquiring, constructing or hiring any
mills, canals, waterworks, machinery, roads,
bridges, tramways, railways, engines, plant,
stocks, buildiugs, works, matters ur things
which may be necessary or convenient (or the
purposes ol the Compauy, or any uf thorn, and
10 thc working of the same or auy part thereof:
h. To Improve, manage, develop, let underlet
or sell, or otherwise dispose of, charge or deal
with, in any maimer whatsoever, thc undertaking or any part or parts of the property or
the Compauy, or auy rights, way-leaves or
easements in or over tiie aume, and to accept as
payment therefor either cash ur shares, or
partly cash and partly shares, in any other
compauy purchasing the same*
i. Tu establish ar- --���*---
Compauy  in any
country or stale, and to procure the Company
to be registered or incorporated lu any such
colony, dominion, foreign country or state:
. . To amalgamate with any other company
having objects altogether or in part similar lo
the objects of this Company, aud to cuter into
partnership, Joint adventure, reciprocal con-
cession or otherwise, with any company or
person oi* firm eugaged or about to engage Iu
any business or transaction which this Company is authorized toengsm ln, ur capable of
being conducted so aa directly or Indirectly to
tuMietil tht;tCompany:
k. To hold, lu the names of others, any properly which thu Company in authorised to
acquire, and to carry on or do any uf the
biisincs-ics aud acts aud thingHfofesaUl, either
as principal or ageut, and cither by the agency
of or as ('������cuts or trustees for ot tiers:
1. Tu make, purchase, sell, accept or indorse
bills of exchange and other instruments, negotiable or othorwUiynd to borrow money either
with or without security, and (.'ither upon negotiable Instruments or otherwise, including
the Issue of debentures charged upon all or auy
ot the Company's property (both present aud
future), Including Iu uncalled capital:
m. To promote and form other companies for
any ofthe objects mentioned in this Memorandum:
n, To invest and deal with tbe moneys of the
Company not Immediately required upon such
securities and lu such manner as from time to
time be determined:
0. To distribute any of the property of tbe
Company among the members in specie:
p. To carry on busluess in auy part of tha
world and to do alt such things as aru Incidental or conducive to the attainment ���*�� the above
Given under my baud and seal ot office at
Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this
Will (lav nf October, oue thousand eight hundred aud ninety-seven.
Kootenai # Mse,
Ullock & Barrie, Props. .'       ,.
GOLDEN      -    '*-''' *  *&���*���&
Fl st-ClMH In every particular.  Convenient to Railway Depot aad Steamboat Landta*.
Rates Reasonable.   Free Sample Rooms. 1.^.   y
The Tram Car leaves Kootenay House, connecting with Steamer for Fort Steele every
Monday and Friday after arrival of train from the west. . ', '   $ $\
Headquarters for Comme
and Mining  Men.
For Home Comforts      ���
Modern Conveniences   ���
Best Cuisine in the West
Commodious Sample Rooms
t. . '..1.. V .
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First-Class Brands of Liquors and Cigari t ������
Go to the
Columbia Jfouse,
WM. McNEISH, Pro*   : ��
Headquarters for Mining Men. ' 'n ."���'
RUSSELL HOUSE,     '���:
SKELTOft & BREWSTER,  fropa,      ��
-^Headquarters For-****,
"      ' t 1
Miners,  Prospectors   and  Lumberi&en.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companlee,
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has
been pleased   to make    the   following
3rd March, 1896.
J.-iMts Fkrovhson ARVflTROKG, of Fort Steele,
Esquire, S.M., to be a Deputy Coroner for the
County of Kootenay. lim'2
PUBLIC NOTICE la heroby given that applt
a cation will be made to the Parliament of
Cnnnda, at the next session thereof, for an Act
changing the nunc of The Dominion Building
and Loan Association to that of The Dominion
Permanent Loan Company
" at Toronto, this U
Dated at Toronto, thii nth day of November,
2 Toronto Street, Toronto,
Solicitors for Applicants.
Kates $1.00 IPex IDq,37V >��� ��� .*
Board & Lodcuno $5 Pek Week.    First GUSi^jM,^'''
East Kootenay
Supply Store,
Groceries, Dry Goods <1 General Mcrchandis*.   Miien'
Supplies a Specialty. ' '   .,
Windermere Hotel,
James A. Stoddart, Ptffifc;';
PiAflaa ITI-a-nt   ���!�����*   fl-la-*.-u-H--J*a^u. ^
Choica 'Wine*, Liquor* nnd Cigar*.   First claa* ucofa'madatiM.
11W ��i iff*  ���
f4PV ''' V,
East Kootenay-^^ r
Mining Stock List,
Name of Compant.
The Gold Hills 0. & D. Co	
Kootenay, Cariboo M. Al. Co	
Golden & Fort Steele 1). Co	
Alberta k Kootenay D. Co	
East Kootenay and Elk Kiver Development ���"������ Exploration Co	
$ 750,000
��  500,000
$    75,000
pa* VAirtp.. .aiui/. pine*.
' ������"��������,-
!iA - .���tries)- �������� ll'lfl
POURT.H OP ASSIZE and Nlst Prius, and of
v* Oyer and Terminer and Cicuoral Gaol De-
ltrlry. will ho holdcn at tbo places and on the
dates following, via.:��� ,    ,      ,���
City of Nelson, ou Monday, the 20th day of,
June, lttsa.
Town of Donald, on Monday, tho 27th day of
June, 1896.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
Sth March, 1898. lSnit!
NOTICE la hereby given that on the Uth day
of January, 1893, It was ordered by the
Honourable J. A. Forln, Judge of thc County
Court, that James F. Armstrong, Official Administrator of tbe County of Kootenay, bo
Administrator of all and singular the poods,
chattels and credit of Ernost Orpwcod of (Iolden, labourer, deceased, Intestate.
Kvery person indebted to the aald deceased,
Is required tu mak�� payment forthwith :o the
Kvery person having in possession effects
belonging to tho deceased, is required forthwith
(o notify tbe undersigned.
Kvery creditor or other person having any
claim upon or interest ln tho distribution of
the personal estate ot tbe said deceased, is
required within thirty days of this date, to
tend by-registered letter addresaed to tbe
undarsignod, his name and address, and the
full particulars of his claim or intercut, aud a
itatvmentof his account, aud thc nature of the
lecurlty (if any) held by him. After the expiration of tbe said thirty dars, the Administrator
will proceed with the.distribution of the estate,
having regard to )hose claims only of which be
shall nave had notice.
Dated at Fort Steele, this 27th day of January,
Official Administrator.
Notice to Taxpayers
Northern   Division   of  East
-���: Kootenay District.
-vl with the Statutes that Provincial Revenue
Tat and all taxes levied under the Assessment
Act are now due for the year 1898.
All of the above named taxes collectable
within the Northern Division of Kast Kootenay
District aro payable at my office, tbo Court
House, Gulden.
Assessed taxes are collectable at tho following
rates, vis.:
If paid on or Before June SOth, 1996.
Thrcc-flftba of ono per cent, en Real Property.
Two and ouo-half par cent, on aseesaed value
of wild land.	
One-half of ono per cent, on Personal
On so much of the incomes of any person as
exceeds One Thousand Dollars the following
rates, nainelv: Upon such excess of Income
when tho sum Is not more thau Ten Thousand
Dollar*), on* per cent.; when such* excess Is
over Ten Thousand Dollars and not more than
Twenty Thousand Dollars, one and one-quarter
of one per cent.; when such excess is over
Twenty Thousand Dollars, one and ���ne-half of
ono per cent ���
If paid op -or after the 1st July, 1808.
Pour-fifths of one per cent, on Real Property.
Three percent- on th��assessed value of wild
Und.  \ ���
Three-fonrths of ono per cont. on Personal
On so much nf the incomes of any person an
eieeeds One Thousand Dollars tbe following
rates, namely: Upon such excess when the
same Is not mora than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-quuxler of one per cent.; when
such excess is over Ten Thousand Dollars and
sot mors than Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and one-half of one percent; when such excess
Is over Twenty Thorn-rind Dollars, one nnd
three-finer ten of one per cent.
Provincial Revenue Tax, -13.00 per capita.
v   ,s P. 6. LANG,
Assessor and. Collector.
Golden, January lOtb, 1898.
NOTICE Is hereby given that application will
bo made to tho 1-f.i.ilfitivo Assembly of tho
Province of British Columbia, at its next session, for a Private Bill to Incorporate a Company to build, equip, maintain and operate a
line or linos of railway from a point at or near
Cranbrook, ln Kast Kootenay, thence by the
most feasible roiilo to tbe St. Mary's River;
thenc* In. a we-iic-rly direction to the headwaters of st.Mary'b Itlver: and also ln an easterly and northerly direction from some point on
tne said line a brunch line up the Kast Kootonay Valley tn the neighbourhood of Horse
Thief aud No. y creeks and tho mluertn that
vicinity; with power to tlio uald Company to
construct a line from tha Bull River Group of
Mines, In East Kootenay, to the moot convenient point on the main line of tbo
Crow's Nest Pass Kail way; and also
to authorise aud empower the Company, to
build, from time to time, branch Hues to
groups of mines and concentrators from any of
tht {lire* abovc-menlinrled Hues of railway).,
such branch linen not to exceed twenty (20)
miles In length| with power to build tolpRraph
nnd telephone lines, and to equip and operate
the said railway and its branches, and to erect
and maintain all necessary works for tho generation nnd transmission of electricity or
power within the area of the operations of the
said Company; and power to tiuild, maintain
and operate wharves, docks and steamboats,
saw-mills, and acqulro water privileges to construct dams, flumes, etc., for Improving and
Increasing the water privileges, and to make
trafflcv or other arrangements wit hi railways,
steamboat or other companies, and for all other
usual and necessary powers, rights or
-     '-       Solicitors tor tho Applicants.
Victoria, B.C., 2&t h October, 1897. ��u 8t
Application   for Certificate of Improvement*.
Take notice that I, John McRae, Free
Miner'* Certificate No. 88930, Intend,
lixtv days Irom the (late hereof, to apply
to tl'ie Mining Recorder for a certificate
ol improvements, for tho purpose ol
obtaining a Crown jjriint ol thoabovo
claim located on SpiUimiicheen Mountain, situate in. tho Golden Mining
division ol East Kootenay District.
And further takq-notice that action,
under aoction 37, must be commenced
before the issuance ol audi certificate oi
Dated this 13th day ol January, 1S08.
Johx McRar,
By bii Igent Geo, S. McCarter.
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Contains the latest
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Spain Must Loavo Cuba or Fight.
Spain haB received the last message.
At noun yesterday I'r.-nUUiit MoKinloy
fifccinl the ultimatum giving Spain uiitil
ti>-in'..iTo-.v (Saturday) to got out of Cuba
i.r Fight. Sp:ini*,li loellng runs high, and
there is HO hopo o\ lurthor concessions
oq cither fiilc. Mr. \V6odtord leaves
.Madrid nnd Minister Polo leaves Washington. Preparations lor war nre being
made 0:1 both ."ides ns Insl ns human
beings can make tliein. All over the
stales tlie call to arms has gnno forth.
Hun Friincislio i*; docoratecl along Market
street lo the ferry where tlie United
Stales infantry pass ell route to the
Southern Pacilic railway depot.
Tlie London 'limes oi yesterday says
that the American minister at Madrid
lllinouncod th.-i> diplomatic relations between Spain and tho United States nre
nt the end, ami hu bus handed over the
iinihlvoj-to th* lirit s'i ambassador and
buught his ticket foi home.
. Trains oa the Crow's Xest Pass road
aro expected to bo running between
Lethbridge and Macleod by May 1st.
Major Iiowles, one of the contractors
on. the Crow's Nest Pass railway is in
town this week. Ue lcave9 on the nest
stage for the south.
Mr. Frank Grierson, wllO is targoly
interested in milling properties in the
Fort Steele district was in town last
week en route for Calgary.
Thc Ketel.tok* Herald has been
turned into a daily, and it is reported
that th. Kootenay Mail of the same
town will shortly follow suit.
Mr. and Mrs. Colin C. "Mackay oi
Windermere, and Post Olllee Inspect..
Fletcher of Victoria, were passengers 011
Monday's stage from the eolith.
A correspondent or tho Toronto Globe
-write*: " Chicago prospectors have discovered riot, far west of Edmonton the
richest vein-ol "quicksilver ever louud."
��� Word wbs ' received by Mr. Bates on
Widnisdoy that Alia. Mary Ann Kenny
passed the High School entrance exam-
iuation which was held here last week
ley Inspector Burn*.
Mr. McMahon, Presbyterian missionary, who has been appointed to the
Wlndornieiio district, arrived on Wednesday from Toronto, and piocecded
to Windermere tliis afternoon.
Mr. Hutchosoh, formerly of the New-
York Journal, arrived from Montreal oil
Wednesday's delayed express. Mr.
Hutcheson left thii afternoon on a
tour of inspection of South Kast Kootenay.
The distance Irom one end of Cuba to
the other ia about as great ns that from
Mew York to Chisago. It will, therefore,
be seen that the island is capable of fur-
uishing aome pretty big battlefields
without crowding.
A tramp broko into the school house
the other night and utilized it as a bed-
room. He must have been en route for
the Klondike a* on leaving he took with
him a map of that region, doubtless to
guide him on his way.
Th* C. P. H. freight department is
io.ning circulars to agents along the Hue
impressing upon them the necessity for
the intelligent marking by shippers of
goods, so us to correspond with tlie waybill* and obviate tha delay which frequently occurs through discrepaucioa.
A mwting of the Liberal Oommlttoo
of Golden was held in tlie Queen's hotel
on Tuesday evening, when it was decided
to call a public meeting of th* Opposition electors of Golden for the purpose
of electing a committee te conduct the
approaching campaign ill the interest of
tbe Opposition  party.
A recent strike in the 500 foot level of
Uie War Eagle mine .hows nn increase
in the amount of ore iu sight to the
ralue of 13,500,0-30. It is estimated that
ol tin*, (2,000,000 will bo profits. The
mine ie in *pl*ndid shape. When the
present improvement* in hoisting machinery .re complete, the force will be
incr.ajed to 260 men, and 200 ton* of or
will be shipped daily.
L��*t week th* Lakevipw, Last Chance,
Bijou, Accidental, Alberta, lted Deer,
Kootenay Star, Doraty, Union Star, Roy
.1 Oak and Prudential claims,.situate 011
Lake Moyie, and forming a pari of w'unl
il known as the St. Eugene group ol
nines, were sold to a Chicago syndicate.
Extensive operation* will be commenced
to open up thi* property, which is a ell-
Mr-lead proposition.
Mr. 0. F. Peterson has completed the
fixtures for the acetylene gas machine at
the Big Store and a trial of the gas was
made on Tuesday night, and the light
was declared to bo a great success and
[showod off to advantage the first class
s'.ocli of dry goods nnd groceries carried
by II, G. Parson. It is more than likely
that several of the other business men
of the town will follow Air. Parson's
example as tho mis is cheaper am! gives
n much butter light than conl oil.
A gentleman connected with financial
matters at lint Portage says that while
tlio war scare may have tlie effect 1 f
increasing the value of the Manitoba
farmer's wheat, it lias quite tlie opposite
effect on tlie mining business, lie says
that he knows of two deals that were as
good as fixed, whereby English corporations would take possession of Rat
Portage mines, Hint have been called off
by the tightening of tlio money market,
due to'warjscares.���Free Press.;, [A large
amount of dovolopment work will be
done this summer in East Kootenay in
spite of war.]
Tlie football practice match last Saturday afternoon was well attended and
witnessed by not a few of tlie citizens,
and the fact that the citizens are taking
an interest in the game ought to encourage the boys to more earnest work. A
report comes from Canniore this week
that a team is being organized thore nnd
will enter tlie football tournament to be
held at Calgary on the 24th of May. If
the Golden boys intend to tako part, in
this tournament they must keep up
their practice. Another practice game
will take place to-morrow afternoon at
4 o'clock. All players who can are requested to bo on hand, sharp on time.
On Tuesday while the stage was Hearing Spillimachene an accident occurred
which resulted very painfully for one of
die passo.ngeis, Mr. James lirady, M.E.,
of Victoria, who is well known in mining
urcles in Golden. It appears the roads
aro in a frightfully bad condition, which
caused the upsetting ol tho vehicle, when
Mr. lirady was thrown from his seat
violently, causing him to break
an arm and at the same time sustaining
a very severe shaking-iip, but no further
breakages. Dr. Taylor and Mr. Charles
A. Warren drove to the scene of the
accident to attend to tlie patient's wants
while Capt. Ilacon Immediately took the
steamer llyak up thc river to meet the
party nnd brought tho patient in this
afternoon. We aro informed that Mr.
Brady is doing as well ns can be expected
under thc circumstances and that ere
long will be able to resume his journey
as well a* ever.
VOTlcnishercliy given that I shall apply
*' Ior a Kpw.lul timber licence to cut timber
on tlie folimvhigdewrtljt'iiliiniU :��� Uomruonc*
Interna point on Flnley crock, at thu hciul of
ihe c��nvon, north-en,*;', cunier post; running
west200ishalnsithouce40uliainssouth ; thence.
J00 chains east; thence 40 chains north to ]>oint
nt commence men t ; containing about 1,00U
J.   C.   DUltlCK.
Fort Stcele.Octoher 21k; . UM.
Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claims against tho estate .if
George Woodley, late of Golden, B.C.,
deceased, who died at Golden, 11.0., on
tiie 2nd February, ISOS, are required to
-ive notico ol their claims to (1. II.
Woodley and 1). M. Hae, the executors
appointed by tho will of ihe said George
vVoodloy, on or before the lirst day of
May, A.I)., 181*8, and that after said last
mentioned date Ihe said executors will
proceed to distribute such of said estate
an shall have come to their hands, having regard nnlv to such claims as they
shall then have recoived notice ol as
iiIhivo required.
Dated this UJSrd March, 180S.
Solicitor for tho Executors.
Application   for Certificate of Improvements.
Take notice that I, John McRae, Fret?
Miner's Certificate No. 8UDS0, intend,
uixty days trom the ilato hereof, to apply
lo the Mining Recorder for a certilieate
of improvement, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown grunt of tlie above
���*laim located on Spillimacheon Mountain, situato in tlie Golden Mining
Division of Kast Kootenav Distriot.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37. must be commenced
before the Issuance of Buch certilieate of
Dated this 13th day of .T.inuary, 1808.
John McIUe,
By his ?t*-?nt Geo. S. McCtrtor.
Minister of Mines ami Provincial Secretary���
Hon. Col. JmiK'K Baker.
Provincial Mhu-n.logli.i~w. A. Curlyle.
I'lililk- Assayer���JI. Curmiehiu-t.
fioi.i) eoujMMsinsER;'.
For the Proviuoe*-W. H. (lore Victoria
BOUlli District rum prising Fort Steelo wild To-
bauco Plains Hhiing Divisions���J. P. Arm-
Btrong CrauNrouk
North District comprising Donald, Goldon mul
Windermere Mining DlvWIoun���J. IS. .iiiimiis
minimi ntx-onuEtw
.r. Ktirri't	
F. C.I-aiiif	
C. M.Kd wards..
M. Phillips	
 t .olden
 Winder mere
 Fort Bteele
..Tobacco Plains
Deputy Clerk of tho Peace for North Kust Kont-
uiav -Tosl'.Ui stirrei t Donald
Deputy Clerk ol the Peaeo for South Kust Koot-
���enay���Charles Massey Edwards... .Fori Btoule
Extracts From llritisli Columbia
Statutes Explaining Fully thc
Value and Necessity of a " Free
Miners " Certificate���No Person Should Attempt Mining
Without One.
Any person over is yours of age, nay be
cpmeaireo miner by paying ft to iflygold
commissioner or mineral recorder und obtaining aeortitlcatogood for one yeur.
A free miner muy obtain a now certificate for
one lost on paying 91.
A free miner's certificate is not transferable.
Any person or company working a mineral
claim, held ns real estate without license, mav
be tiucd fits. .Mines become real estate inter
erown grant hits been issued.
Should co-owner lull lo pay up his free miner's
certificate his interest noes to his co-owners pro
rata according to tlieir former interests.
A shareholder tn a Joint stock company need
not be ii free miner.
A free miner muy olaim 1500x1600 foet. But
all angles must be riglit angles und ull mcasur*
ment must la; horizontally.
A free miner may cut timber on erown lands.
A free miner may kill game fur bis own use
at ull seasons.
A free miner may obtain five acre millslte upou erown lands in tlie form of a square.
A claim may be held from year to year by
work being done to the value of one nunilreil
Lodes discovered in tunnel muy be held if recorded in 16 day*.
A free miner may on payment ot f&OO, In lieu of
expenditure ou claim, obtain u erown grant.
Any miner may, at the discretion of the gold
commissioner, obtain uecessnrv water rights.
No transfer of any mineral chiim or interest
shall be enforceable unless in writing, signed
uud recorded.
No miner shall suffer from any aet of omission
or commission, or delays on the part of the
government oiiloials.
No claim shall be open to location during
last ilinesss of holder, nor withiu 12 months
after bis death, unless by permission of gold
A ���mineral claim must be recorded within 15
days after locationi if withiu 10 miles of ofllee
of mining recorder. One additional day is al*
owed for every additional 10 miles or fraction
Work ou each mining claim to Iho value ol
flOO must be done each yeur from date of record of mineral cluim. Affidavit made by the
holder, or his agent, setting out a detailed
statement of the work done must be filed with
tlie gold commissionsr or mining recorder, and
a certificate of work obtained, and recorded before the expiration of each year from the dale
of record of said claim. A free miner holding
adjoining claims, may subject to filing notice
of bis intention with the gold commissioner or
mining recorder perform on uny one or more of
sueh claims, till tiie work required to entitle
ii im to a certilieate of work for each olaim. The
same provision applies to two or more free miners hnlcling adjoining claims In partnership.
In lieu of above work the minor must pay flOo
and get receipt and record tiiu same.
We wish to inform the
public that wo are prepared
to do Neat, Artistic,
Up To Dato Printing
in all its branches.
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Pacific Ry.
Wrife for pamphlet descriptive of tho routes to the
Yukon country, sailing dates,
rates, etc.
Sailings for April:
CottageCity April 10
Alki...  " 11
Islander  " 12
Thistle  " 14
Australian  " 15
Victorian  " l(i
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All agents can ticket
through which will include
meals and berths.
For full information and
particulars, apply to your
nearest agent or address
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Winnipeg, Man.
The most comfortablo hotel in South
Gust Kootenay. Good Table. Good
Wines. Good Attendance. Terms
Wm.   Eschwig,   Prop.
Transfer Co*.
Wardner, S.E. Kootenay.
The bcBt stopping place (or freighters in
Columbia Valley is at
Tom Martin's Hotel
Good accommodation A Moderate Term*
First class Feed Stables.
The Beit Beer in Canada Is made bv the
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd.
Manufacturers of Beer, Ale and Boda Water
Insist on getting Calgary Beer every time. They
all have It. The Compauy's agent for Eait
Kootenay Is
H. O. PARSON, Golden,
in prices of surplus
Dry Goods, Hats and Capsr
Boots & Shoes, Furniture
and   Glassware.
Sroom must be made fer
New Spring Stock,
Seneral 9^ercAant
Bargains For Cash.
While taking down stock for one week from date I
will sell at very low prices for cash:
Hats, Caps, Dry Goods, Gents Furnishings,
Shirts, NEcktics, Boots f Shoss,
& Fancy Gauds,
tales ft. Warren;
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Tinsmitliing & General Jobbing,
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