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Devoted to tbe pining Interests and Development of the District of EAST KOOTEJAY.
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Vol. 1, No. 33.
Golden, B. C,  Friday  March  11th,   1888.
$2.00 Per Year
A. P. PATRICK, P.L.S.
-^avoo��"ijjjv-
A��dbrss:-BOX 49 GOLDEN, B.C.
ti. B. IICCAllTEn.
Jab. A. 1Iaiivj;v.
Harvey & McCarter,
BABItlSIBBS,    ETC.
GOLDEN and FORT STEELE.
ELLIS & GROGAN,
Ftre, Life, Real Estate, House Agontfl,
Auctioneers and Customs Brokers
Fire Agencies:.
Queen, Lancashire- Union, Hartford.
European Steamship Ticket Office.
Tbe Hun Life Insurance Company.
The Ontario Accident Insurance Co'y.
The Hirbcck Investment and Loan Co.
CALQARY, ALTA.
H. L. Cummins, P.L.S.,
Ami civil Eugluoer.
Fokt Steele, B.C.
Thos. McNaught,
Mining Ureter, Kinuncir.l Agent,  Conveyancer
Mid Notary Public.
i'��t vfiee address:
GOLDEN * FORT STEELE.
W, PELLEW HARVEY,
(F.C.S.)
Amrjt Offices and
Chemical Laboratory,
VANCOUVER,   B.C.
(Established 1800.)
Fef aeverel years with Vivian & Sons, Swan-
Ma, and local representative for them.
Par ���> years miiiinger for the ussuvcrs to tbe
Bio Tluto Co., London.
Canadian representative of the CassolGold
Extracting Co. L'td, Glasgow (Cyanide process.)
K.B.���All wtrk personally superintended. Only
Minputent men  eiiiployed.'  Ko pupils   re
ceived.
Jas. Henderson,
COKTltA.���TOK and BUJLDKtf,
Plana Pt.part'.l.
Pruiapl allaniion glvon to ordor..
A supply ot Bullfiini; l.iinc for mile.
GOLDEN, B.C.
The Golden
MEAT MARKET
Bband Bait Meats.
and Game in Hcasou.
era in Cattle, Sheep and Horses.
lUU��rder* receive prompt attention.
HULL BROS. & CO.
Livery and
Feed Stables
6m4 Saddle Hemes and Klgs of All Kinds for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Teaming ���( All Kinds a Specially.
A.   HAMILTON,
Golden, B. C.
Good Time
By evory man who Imn a watch.
w W. flLEXAJlDEii ��
C.P.K. Watch Inspector will bo
at THE MINER OFFICE from
Wcilnomlfty to Friday ___*>
each wcok. Satisfaction Gnar-
(vnteod. Work can lie left at
McDEUMOT'S STOKE.
WATCHMAKER
������^and-*^
JEWELLER.
Wedding Hinjs
11 Specialty.
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Calgary. - Alberta.
@Gcjden5)
TOJSOBUUi Mf{IiOf?S
Newly Rc.llttwl k Refurnished.
The .bust of the kind west of
Winnipeg.
Evoi'ytlilufj Complete.
All Modoru Conveniences.
J.  Lamontagne, Prop.
���gTia***���ir-**,-!*-*..J-.*nr*i a -rv-ff-ta-r^.  V
& Embalming
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J. SMART,     *
CALGARY, Alta.  I
ThePfovideneepurGo
Providence, K.I.
wants ail kinds of raw furs, plans, gin-
song, seneca, etc. Prices for next sixty
days areas follows:
Silver Fox (15.00 lo % 150.00.
Hear % 5.00 to $ 25.00.
Otter $ 4.00 to $   9.00.
.Martin % 2.00 to $   9.00.
Beaver (per pound)...% 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.
Uat %   .20 to %     .25.
PriciS list on all other furs and skins
furnished upon application. Full prices
gimranteed, careful selection, courteous
treatment, and Immediate remittance ou
all consignments.
GEO. GEARY,
MMy, feed &
Sale Stables,
Fort Steele, S. E. Kootenay.
Pack Trains for mines supplied.
Freighting of all kinds undertaken.
OlltfltS
s
Stores,
CALGARY,
ALTA.
Wong See,
Watchmaker,
Jeweller,
Optician and
Mechanic.
Watches dloancd, Jowelleu** mountod, Glasses
undod mul nuns repaired. First olasu work
every department. A trlalsolleltodtuo come
Wong See, Golden.
Tom Lee,  ��
has the best reslauriint in Gulden.    It is oiien at all hours.
-> Every delicacy nnd fruit In Hs
Season. A good selection of
Chinese Lily Bower roots apply
at once for the Choicest ere they
go to
�� Tom Lee, Bakery, ��
Mce.l.*< Day ami Night,
GROWS   NEST
INVESTIGATION.
Result of tho CommlsQi.)n's Work
at Fort Steele���-The Testimony
Brought Out���Some Facta as to
tho Working of the Road���All
Work and No Pay.
(From the Fort Steele Prospector.)
On Monday evening tho commissioners
appointed by tlie Dominion govern mont
to investigate the condition of the men
employed on the Ooyv'b Xest line of
construction arrived at Fort Steele.
Frank Pedley, Judge C. A. Dugas and
John Appleton comprise the commission.
J. H. Costigan, attorney for tiio C.P.K.;
Capt. R. A. Cuthbert, X.ft.M.P.; J. A.
MoCarty, of Macleod, and BI. II. Koy
accompany the commission.
Upon the arrival of the commission
they were notified that the men at
Bowles'camp, seven miles from Steele,
wero on a strike. Messengers were
immediately sent to the men notlfyiti]
them that an Investigation would he
held at Fort Steels at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Upon the opening of the investigation
on Tuesday some forty men from Bowles'
camp were present, having walked a
distance of seven miles to lay their
grievances before the commission, and
we have every reason to think that the
opportune arrival of the commission litis
prevented serious trouble at tlie camp.
As. it is now, tho men are perfectly
satisfied that everything in connection
with tlieir troubles will lie correctly
reported to the Government.
TIIE TESTIMONY.
Government Agent Armstrong was tho
first witness examined, and gave an
interesting account of matters that came
under his personal observation. In
reply to the question as to tho wages
paid to the men on the Crow's Xest
road, he stated that owing to the conditions of the country as regards transportation for supplies, etc., it was impossible
to exist onfl.no per day; that the wages
paid by tho government for unskilled
labor was .J2.50 per day and the men
board themselves. Mr. Armstrong stated
that a number of cases had conic before
him, most of them having to sue in the
form of paupers, not having tho necessary amount of money (50 cents) to file
tlieir complaint. Some thirty or forty
complaints had been heard before him.
ln answer to a question, Mr. Armstrong
stated that tlio men lost from three to
live days' work while trying to collect
their wages. Time checks were discounted at 15 to 25 per cent., and the
fact that most of tlie men were unacquainted with the law prevented action
in many cases. One contractor named
Cowan had offered to discount his own
time check.
At tliis time forty men arrived from
Major Bowles' camp, having walked a
distance of seven miles to lay their
grievances beforo the investigating committee. One of their number, E. Woase,
was chosen as spokesman for tho party.
Twenty-six men tiled into tlie room anil
wero sworn.   The following is the
EVIDENCE IN POM*.
Mr. Weftse���I have been working for
Major Bowles some ten or twelve days.
Have worked on the line of construction
ever since work was first commenced.
There aro from fifty to sixty men
employed at this camp. All aro here,
with the exception of those sick; all are
here except eight or ten.
The names of those present wore then
taken by commissioners.
First Complaint���We have not been
paid for December or .January; not one
lias been paid, Pay day was supposed
to bo on the 15th of the mouth. December was settled by timo checks, which
have not been paid. For January neither
money or time checks have been given
us. Timo checks wore payable at Major
Howies' office at Macleod. Time checks
havo been sent to Macleod and returned
with the statement " no funds." Checks
on tho Union Hank of Canada at Macleod
havo been issued and returnod with the
same indorsement. In ono particular
case checks to the amount of $74 wore
sent to the same bank by one of tho men.
It was sent by the timekeeper of Major
Bowles' camp. It cost $4.10 to telegraph
to ascertain whore tlio checks were; then
they wero returned unpaid, and were
discounted at Fort Steele at 2% per cent.
Question���What is the discount on
time checks?
The lowest discount is 15 per cent.-15
to 25 is tlio average. The month of
January has not been for iu any way-
cither time checks or money. Major
Howies has not been in camp since the
7th day of December. George Xelson is
in charge of the camp. Xelson says ho
will pay when the major returns.    This
���^k.lGssazn.d.er Sell
17  &   1
Reserved Seats at C. A. Warren's.
has been the same old story for the past
six or seven weeks, Thero is no supply
store connected with the camp, and the
company���that is, Major Bowles���has
no store in British Columbia, and we
cannot provide ourselves with the necessaries of life���no boots, no clothing, no
nothing. Wo aro in need of clothing,
boots and shoes, underwear, etc., and we
cannot get money to purchase them. We
have no soap, candles or anything save
tobacco and matches. Tobacco, T. & B.,
costs 40 cents per plug, chewing tobacco
15 cents per plug, caudles 5 cents each,
and matches 1 cent a box for small paper
boxes. "We can get tobacco for H cents
iu Fort Steele that we pay 15 cents for
in camp. Wo cannot keep ourselves
clean. Water to wash, with is close, but
drinking water is three miles distant.
The water for washing is from a stagnant
lake. .The camp is iu a bad condition;
in fact, it is filthy and not fit for pigs to
live in. We have simply existed in
tents; some have floors and others have
not. The canvas is in a terrible condition, and we have suffered many hardships from this cause. On Sunday we
havo had to take the roof from un old
table to floor a tent. Tliis has beon
done without pay and in our own time.
The stoves are bad, and to use the exact
words of the witness, " Somo are worse,
ind tlie balance no hotter." Xo pails,
no baBins, and nothing to wash with.
Some have no boots and cannot get them
until thoy get money. The camp is
filthy, dirty and unsheltered.
TUB PROVISIONS.
We have a good cook but lack supplies,
and the food has fallen off in quality and
quantity on that account. Board was
fair until two months ago.
MEDICAL ATTENDACE AND MAIL.
We see no doctor at all and we have to
pay 50 cents per month for medical
attendance and 25 cents for mail service,
and only get letters ouco in two or three
weeks. I have only known of the doctor
visiting the camp once in six weeks. For
the last two weeks there has been a supply of medicine. We don't know the
doctor's name.
WAOICS,
Question���At $1.75 per day and $5 per
week for hoard, do you consider that you
aro sufficiently remunerated for your
labor?
Answer���Xo, Sir. With a poll tax of
��3, niedic.il attendance 50 cents, 25 cents
for mail service, and loss of time, we aro
getting 75 cents per day.
Tho mail service is not satisfactory.
We have often gone seven miles to Fort
Steele and return for our mail. Yes,
Sir; 25 cents is taken from our woges for
a monthly mail service without our consent, and then we have to travel 14 miles
for our mail.
THE MAJOR ASSENT.
Major Bowles is absent. We refuse to
work until wo get our money. Yes, Sir;
are on a strike. We are at a standstill and won't work until we get our
money, and we shall have to expend all
that wo have coming to us for board
bile we are waiting for tho major to
return aud pay us what is due for labor
performed. Some ten or twelve men
wore brought out by the C.P.B. company
under contract. The men all declared
it was a compliment to them to get the
cash for time checks even at a discount.
February wages are due on the 15th of
March.
Question���Arc you sufficiently confirmed in tho opinion that we, tho
investigating cpmmittce, aro fully conversant with the conditions of affairs at
Major Bowies' camp?
Answer���Yes, Sir.
The above was solemn Iv sworn to and
signed by IM m?mbcrs of Major BunkV
camp, on the line of the Crow's Xest
railway.
$13 PER YEAH WAOES,
From reliable sources we have obtained
the following facts in regard to the wages
of the workmen on the Crow's Xest line
of construction: At the present state of
wages a workman paying $39 fare from
the east, and allowing $6 per month for
clothing, tobacco, etc., (64 return pass-
ago home, at the end of twelve months
can save just $13. The above facts art*
learned from a careful investigation all
along the line.
There is no doubt that the investigating committee appointed by the government to investigate tho condition of the
men on the Crow's Xest line of construction are doing the work conscientiously and fairly to all parties concerned.
There is no possible reason to doubt that
the condition of tho men has not been
misrepresented. From Macleod to Fort
Steele all the testimony is of the same
character.
Tho Lead Smelting Question.
A movement ii on foot in Kaslo and
other Kootenay towns to petition the
Dominion government to amend the
tariff by increasing the import duty on
lead products to an amount equal to the
duty imposed by the United Status on
lead products entering that country. As
matters stand at present the United
States have practically a monopoly of
the smelting business of lead ores produced in this country, and they ship
back to this country the manufactured
product, thero being at present a very
small import duty imposed by Canada.
The result of all this is that capitalists
cannot bo induced to undertake the
smelting of lead ores in Canada, as there
is no available market for the product in
Canada. Petitions are now being circulated throughout the west urging the
government to at mice increase the duty
and thus foster the lead-smelting industry in this country. A copy of the
petition is being circulated in (iolden
and has already been signed by a large
number of the residents.
Thero can be littlo doubt that if tho
lead smelting industry be encouraged by
tbe imposition of this duty, Golden will,
at an early date, be the site of large
works for the reduction of silver-lead
ores whicli are found iu abundance in
this vicinity, namely, at Field, Ottertail,
Spl 11 Im acholic mountain, McMurdo and
Bugaboo creeks, Tlllbusket lake, Vermont creek, and in fact in evory part of
Fast Kootonay and tlio east slope of the
Koekies.
One thing certain is, that as long as
tbe duties remain as tboy are, the load-
smelting industry in this country will
amount to nothing.
operations at the quay's side and the-
ship's hold was the uninterrupted arrivi I
of large consignments of Hqitur from all
great brewing and distilling establishments in tbe kingdom. By threoo'clock
on Tuesday afternoon it was roughly
calculated that close upon MO tons nf
whisky had been stowed in the bold)1.
This was exclusive of beer, which was
put on board in such large quantities*
that the ship resembled a huge magazine in which all the malsters and brewers in the United Kingdom had an
interest. All the leading linns in England, Scotland and Ireland were represented. A large proportion of this, if
not all, was consigned to the steamer on*,
joint account, the ship to take so much
and the brewers and distillers so much.
The" spirit deal" is oue of the biggest
on record, for the ship, which has great
carrying capacity, was almost crammed
to the hatches.
It is expected that tlio ship will tako
from fifty-five to sixty day* to reach
Vancouver, where sho will discharge her
cargo, and after calling at Victoria, will
proceed to St. Michael's sitUtttO ill Norton Sound, Behring Straits. She has a
capacity for UO steerage passengers,
and it is expected that at prevailing
rates from Vancouver to the go Id field-l
the siiip will reap a handsome   revoiiu*1.
When the steamer arrives at Ht.
Michael's the house-boat will have to bo
[mt together and the deck-houses erected. The luudebes will also have to bo
iitted with the machinery which is
stowed away in the bold, The launches
aro carried ou the upper deck. The four
or live thousand mills which these boats
will have to travel on tno Yukon river
will not be accomplished without considerable difficulty. The actual number
of passengers who have paid there -��100
and entered into tin* full contract i.-t
twenty-one. They came from various;
parts of tho country, and are moat of
thorn young or middle-aged men inured
to travel, adventure and hardship. In
i tbu cuutract Captain Kdwards undertakes to convey them tu Dawson City,
and provide thorn with provisions if they
renin ir. in touch with the steamer's
boats.
The Liverpool Post also states that a
visit to the ship ou the eve of her departure showed that the following items
formed part of her cargo: 14,000 coses nf
spirits, 1000 barrels of spirits, 3000 case*
of beer, 70 tons of salt, 300 tons of plate
glass, etc.
The liquour is mostly whisky, as
already indicated, but in addition to tho
liquor thore is a large consignment nt
plate glass aud crockery, which will bo.
used in fitting up bars and shanty
hotels. The ship is, in fact a floating
emporium for tha liquor trade. The*
competition between various firms to
get their good* on board has lieen so-
great that if tbe ship bad double her
capacity, and could wait, she would g��t
cargo enough to fill it.
CUM,IANA.
A Livarpool Expadltlon to Klondike,
The British Columbia Review, London,
Fng.,of recent date, has the following:
The Manauense should have failed
from Liverpool, en route for Klondike,
on Tuesday, Feb. 15th, but WOS doLivcd
for a week, mainly, it was stated, owing
tothe steam launches required for the
Yukon river not being ready for slip-
mont. A more feirtnblo reaa m to a
ttranger who lookej.! on   at tho lo.idi.ig
Tbe final game in tho 13 point eompe--
tioil, between C. A. Wurrsn, winner in
class A, and W. Alexander winner in,
doss B, was played on Wednesday last.
The game was keenly contested and 111
ends were played before a decision WltBJi
reached, victory being with Warren, tho
score being 13 to H.
The rink management havo thrown
the rink open  for skating and no doubt
every advantage will be   taked of   thi*
| opportunity   by lovers uf   this popular
sport.
The competition for the Bostock
Trophy which was to havo taken placo*
at Sandon last week, bad to be postponed on account of soft weather.
Death of Chief Justice Davie.
Thu announcement of the death of the
lion. Theodore Davlo, Chief Justice of
British Columbia, came as a severe-
I shock to all who knew him. The decern1*
I ed was bom at Brixton,Surrey, Knglaud,
I on March 22,1852. He came to British
| Columbia when 15 years of age. His
lather, ,1. C. Davie, was at one timo*
(1808-9) n member of tho Legislative
Council. A brother, the late Hon. A..
10. B. Davie, was Attorney-General iu
the llobson ministry, to which portfolio
tlie late Chief Justice succeeded iu 1888,,
and on the death of the lion. John
Uobxou, he became premier in 18tt2,
holding at the same time tho portfolio of
Attorney-Cenoral and for a time that of
Provincial Secretary. On March 4,1805,
be resigned his seat and olUces io*.
assume the Chief Justiceship, mtu.j
vacant by the death of Sir. M, Ji. Begbi".
The late Chief .Imj'u.e leaves a youngt
bo:i and,daughter., w*iww*w*i*>>uii'M*uj*j*Ji��� *>ri*����r**jg-__i ��� ���''. m uu  "-����� ������gT-iw^ro&miiMnusxm*
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ISO KATES; Display ads. ��;C0 per j
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Un-:    .. ..... -1,im..nil  insertion;   rcutlus
Itotie^s I., couta j,it J im* each iinei-iiuu.
Changes of a,!>. must uein office not later than
Wcuncsilay.
Birth. miirriHKe anil ileath notice. Inserted
(r.e.
JOB DEI'AIITMKNT: Our Jjli Department
)a the heal equipped printing ufflefl In Basl
Kooteuay ami i> prepRre.1 to .In neat, artistic
i,rin*,(u*t at a roasanablc price. One price ttlull.
iiiiii oritur, receive prompt attention.
rot'tiKsroNIiKSTs: Wo invite rorrcspon*
deuce on .ny subject ol lutercat to the -tencriil
public ami ueslro a rcuulur rorrosponilont al
every point In the District. In all cases the
hoiii fi.le nauicoi nrltcr imi-.t accoinnauy in.*
manuscript, not necessarily lor pu-jln-iiHuii
lint *,*, a guarantee ol -,,���..i Imtli.
Corres**on*l.ncc wit li referent., tu any matter
that ha. appeared iu another paper must llrsi
b. ottered tq that paper lor put-licatloi* ucure
It can a*i|>ei-.r 111 "Till MlNKa."
Address all conimunicalionB
THE EAST KOOTENAY PUB. CO.
Goldon, B. C.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1808.
IMPORTANT TO LEAD MINERS.
A Solution to tho Smaltlne Ploblem.
The loud mining ami snitlting industry
of Canada, which at lliic tiuie in centralized in llritisli Columbia, in battling
again.t tremendous o-Mb by reason of
bain*; forced into tlj* fulled States
market wilh itn product, are and bullion
���a market liu.'.ile because of its protective tariff. Thia tari'f which iB
de-ngned by the United States to foster
and build up tbe minins and smelting
industry of that country) if, to the
Canadian miner who ships his ore
direct, burdensome iu Hie extreme, r..-
lie must perforce feck that market, and
absolutely prohibitive when applied to
tlie bullion product of Biich ores, smelted
in Canada. Tbere iH a discrimination in
tlio duty between lend iu ore and lead in
bullion, the object being to force the
smelting of foreign ores in that country.
It is absolutely impossible, because ol
this tariff discrimination between lead
in ore and lead in bullion, to carry on al
a proDt the industry of mining and
smelting Canada's lowor grad* ores, or
the smelling of ores nf any grade, inasmuch as uuder present condition* our
lead must go to United states markets.
It is a fast '.hat tbe lead miners of the
United Stales are, under a protective
tariff on !**��J. rucci sefully and profitably
operating mines that range in grade
������-������' M.i to 'HI per cent, lower than those
���rhU-h in British Columbia, under pres-
ent conditions, we cannot think of
operating. Kootenny has the highest
gra ;* I ;-.! min��s in the world, yet the
kad l>r. 'act ./her highest grade ores.
became oi being forced into a bundle
market, fall short of paying the freight,
treatment and duty charge.. And were
it not lor the association of silver with
the lead they could not be worked *t all.
The reason wa are farced into that
market lie* ia the utter absence ef au
available home market. The borne
market is not available because of a low
Cuutidiau import duty on '*��-! and lead
pioducU, which admits foreign lead,
and foreign lead manufacture, comparatively fre*. The 1'nited States tariff on
lead in bullion, pig and the principal
lead product*, is averaged, fear times
greater than that of Canada. Canada
draws her lead fupply principally Irom
the United Stales and Mexico, and she
will never consume the product of her
lead mines until she has placed her lead
miners and her lead smelters on an
equal footing with those of the Cnited
State..; until she has by a similar tariff
act Bbut out tbe cheap leads of llcxico
and placed herself beyond the control
and influence ol the United Slates lead
trust. The lead miliars of the United
States ar* enjoying great prosperity
today because they are protected by
their tariff. Canada then need only lake
the United States as an example.        '
Some three years ago tbe Dominion
govemmoutsouglit to foster tlie smelling
industry by ottering a bonus ef $160,000
to be paid ut the rale of $30,000 per year
with �� maximum ol 80 cents per ion on
all ores smelted in Canada. Tliis wa*
wholly ineffective. Tbe Pilot Hay smelter made a short run, closed down and
will not be blown in again under existing
condition*. A splendid lead stack at
the Hall Mines copper smelter, Xelson,
remains idle, and notwithstanding rumor*, th* C.I'.U. will never attempt to
���melt lead ores at Trail or liobson until
a market other than United States Is
found fer their product.
An export duty as a means of forcing
th* smelting of lead ores in Canada in
not to bo thought of, aa it would completely prostrate lead mining wtthoul
opening Ihe Canadian market to Canadian lead.
' Th* only solution, then, lios in following tbe example of United States and
readjusting and raising tlie tariff on lead
to n figure at loast equal to that of that
country. Hy so doing we would preserve
thu Canadian market for Canadian lead.
This would bring ir.lo existence, by an
immediate demand for lead, home corroding works, bonio refineries, home
fjitorios, und homo smelters, thereby
gain? employment to Canadian labor
rling   Canada's  commercial
liuloponueuce.
Tiie problem of lend smelling iu Canada can ..idy be solved through a ntolilhl-
live tariff on lead iu pig or burs, white
lead, dry or mixed, bullion, lead manufacture* and nil articles iu the composition of which lead figures to any
considerable extent, Canada will never
be in a position to manufuctilre lead
until she bus the lead smelters. She
will never have n load smelter until she
has shut out foreign lends aud made Ihe
home market available to the home
smeller.
The question naturally follows: Can
Canada consume the product of her lead
mines',' The ollicial statistics given out
by lhe Department of Trudo and Commerce show the consumption of lead iu
bar, sheet, while lead und lead manufacture, to be about 25,000 ton*, per
annum. The lead output ol Canada for
Ihe year 181(7 was approximately 1B,00U
Ions, 7,000 tons short of the consumption.
It is true that tho establishment of factories to supply the demand for lead
products would require lime, hut. there
is already a Canadian market for 8,000
Ions nf pig lead, none of which is now
supplied by Canadian mines, and the
comparatively easy establishment of
corroding works would make a market
for 8,000 ton* more for tlie manufacture
of lead paints. Uu the immediate or
any future surplus we would be at no
greater disadvantage, so far ns the United Stales market is concerned, than we
are at the present time. Eighty per
of the output eouid be almost tnimedi-
iltlly utilized in Canada.
Tlie effect of sucu a measure would 'us,
of course, tu greatly stimulate lead mining in Canada, as it would make it
possible lo then work at a profit mines
so low iu grade as to lie now worthless,
and so greatly increase the output. Iiut
great smelting and manufacturing concerns would Ihen have been established,
and they, being in a better position than
the individual miner with his ores, or a
lone uud unprotected smelter with its
bullion, could seek the Orient ur Europe
as a market for this surplus,
I believe that Canada is now ia a
position to cut away from the United
Slates in this matter, and take up a
course looking towards supplying her
own lead markets from her own lead
mines. If Canada is ever to have commercial independence���a hope that burns
ever in the breasts of loyal Canadians-
there can never bo a more opportune
time than the present to licgiu the working out of that end. Notwithstanding
the friendly overture* of the present
Canadian government, and iu th* face of
our low and friendly tariff, the United
States ie treating us, lo say th* least,
ruthlessly in many particulars, most
notably iu tbe matter of mi import duty
on lead. A retaliatory measure that
would show to that country our independence, and at the same time greatly
stimulate and foster mining, smelting
ami manufacturing interests of our country, appears to me to be eminently the
right thing.
The object nf lliis circular letter is to
start an agitation that must end in
action of some kind ou the part of the
general government, sine* the question
iH one of vital importance to the lead
miners of Canada, and will no doubt be
taken up by them aud pushed. I
respectfully request that you give this
matter your immediate consideration,
and further, if you are favorably Impressed with the idea aud plan, that you
convey to paper such approval, together
with your own ideas and suggestions on
tbe subject, and mail the same to my
address for iisein the campaign which ie
about to tie opened in the interest ef the
lend mining and smelting industy ol
Canada. Very respectfully,
David W. Kixa
Editor " Kootenaian."
Kaslo, B.C., February 28,1698.
The present session uf the Local Legislature so far hae been lacking ia dramatic situation*. Mr. Kellie'* threatened
revelations hav* vanished into thin air;
Mr. Cotton hue not yet evinced any
inclination lo assimilate with any one of
the other five Opposition parties; Mr.
Seii.lin seems disgusted with the whole
business, while Hon. Mr. Hlgglne looks
like a man who would be willing to let
by-gones lie bygones. There appear* tn
be a disposition on the part ol meml-ers
generally tn facilitate the business of the
session. This is so different from what
was anticipated that on* is almost inclined to marvel thereat. A few months
ago, Mr. Kellie was going around
the fastnesses of the Kootenay like a
raging, roarin lion, seeking whom he
might devour, and threatening to
destroy the government; Mr. Higgine
was weeping and bitterly bemoaning the
iniquities of Hon. Col. L'aker; Mr. Cotton was pouring out tlie vial* of his
wrath through the columns of the News-
Advertiser, and Mr, Somlln was flirting
witli tlie second, third or fourth wing of
the Literal party. But what a change 1
"Grim-yisaged war hath smoothed hi.
wrinkled front," "and all th* clouds
that low'r'd upon our house," ore " in
tho deep bosom of the ocean buried."���
The Nation.
Havo You Registered 7
Every man in East Kootenay eligible
as a voter in the impending election owes,
as a duty to the people horo.to see that
hie name appears on thu new voter's list,
*nd that bis vote is cast ia tho interest of
of good goverumeut.Many in Golden nnd [
ils vicinity have thus far neglected to I
to register themselves as voters. It
is especially urgent at thu present time,
that all who may should register, lu
order that a proper redistribution oi
seats can Ir. made, It is necessary for the
voter's lists tq be made as couplet* as
possible.
Every British male subject, ot Ihe full
age of 21 years,who has resided iu this
Province ono year nnd in tliis Electoral
District for two mouth*, is qualified a* a
voter.
TAIiUl   OV   MSTANCES.
Goldon to Port StuoU-.
Golden to Carbonate  17 miles
Hog Kaneho  22 "
"       Spillimachsu*  42 "
"      Shorty's  50 "
McKay's  60 "
'���      Windermere  8*1 "
"     ' Brewer's  97 "
���������       Canal Flat  120 "
"       Wasa (tlauson't).. 156 "
Vort Steele  J*. "
Tho Railway Rata War.
Say* The Capitalist, London, England,
in K-aniing of the great railway rate war
now in progress between tno C. P. U.
and the other railway, ou thacontinuut:
"Thu new* outbreak of hostilities ba-
tween the Grand t'i u ak and- the Canadian
Pacific i* likely tu be serious, The
Grand Trunk has a very aniemic white
elephant in its fixtures iu th* shape of
tlie Grand Trunk and Chicago line. It
is not unnatural that with this Yankee
alliance the Grand Trunk management
should endeavor te secure a slice of
Yukon traffic iu connestion with the
United States northwestern ant1. Pacific
lines. The compauy reduced its lures
westward, und without nny communication passing bet wee the two companies.
When tii* fact reached the headquarters
of the Canadian Pacific alike reduction
wss made, but of cutting character.
" The Canadian Pacific has declined to
meet a committee of United (.'tales
westeru roads managers to disiuiss the
expediency of equalising the passenger
rates to the Pacific, aud the American
lines are proposing to coerce the Canadian Pacific by diverting traffic uutil a
reasonable arrangement is come te.
Meanwhile it is to be war. That will
probably be fuu for the combatants, lor
tlie excitement of these competitive conflicts appears to be much to the taste of
the railroad mee iu America. It may be
anything but fun for the stockholders.
The public will look on and tbe market
will keenly watch the traffics.
"The grand pilgrimage to th* Yukon
has begun, and the question is whether
numbers will compensate the reductions
of rates and fares. If expectations as to
the magnitude of the rush are anything
like realized the receipts of tbe railways
may not suffer. Any way, uo doubt the
Canadian Pacific and all-British route
will hold it* own and bid defiance to the
Grand Trunk Yankee alliance."
KLONDIKE  AGAIN!
Klondike Is dying out. At least, that
is what it appears to be doing ia the Old
Country. Meeting altar meeting ia beiag
held in London with tbe .-.press intention of interesting British capital is this
great fable, but it look* a* though the
public had had enough and were beginning to realize that there are better
places on Earth than Klondike. The
following from The Hialto apoakt for
Itself:
" EtOKDIKI UVDIAOLIC."
" Thii is another ot thos* companies
which tend to confuse ue as to the
spelling of that mysterious word Klondike, Klondylre, Elondsk, Clo��idyke,and
so on alaioat i.d infinitum, We should
add the company to our list oi Klondike
babies were it aot for a d.ubi whether
the property proposed to be acquired by
company ie in the Klondike district at
all. That doesu't matter very much,
however, considering the nature of prospectus, which ia not at all calculated to
attract the favorable attention of investors. No Klondike company, so far us we
have beeu able te ascertain, lias yet
made any conspicuous eusccas in appealing for subscriptions to th* British
public; and the fact in this cane w* are
asked to form our opinions ol the company's prospects on the ex parte statement* ol the vendor, unsupported by the
report of any expert, seem* to us to
deprive the scheme oi the smallest
chance of success. Speculation so extravagant would hardly have passed muster
iu the wildest day* of the South African
boom ,so we can scarcely imagine anyone rushing headlong into a venture ol
this discriplnn,reeking with risks and
surrounded with all the circumstances
which should make the piudent investor
pause before parting with his money.
Tiie lists are doted,.o it is unlikely that
any mor* subscriptions will b�� (lowing in
to MessrsIirown,Janson and Co.onKlou*
dike Hydraulic account ;aud we should
think that il any of our readers hav*
sent applications for shares.which we
hope for their peace of mind they have not
there is still time te withdraw their
cheque*. There is littlo use criticising
the prospectus. There is in fiKt,?ory little
to criticise jbut'apartfromthe impudence
ef tlie endeavour te float a ��310,000 company on such meagre details ns are disclosed,the puUicshould beaflonl.il some
light before subscribing as to the con
nection of Messrs Scbuiber and Pocibs, oi
Copthall Home, B.C., with the scheme,
and their attempt to peddle off the shares
in Germany at ��� premium ol 69 per cent,
during some weeks before th* advertisement of the prospectus offering the shares
at par. The statement si thesa gentlemen that the whole issue had been over
subscribed hardly tallies with the present invitation to the public to tak.o up
��00,000 of capital,''
��� J. I TOM,
Merchant  Tailor.
UCJvNCB   AVTHOBIfiieVC AIV   BKT&A PROVINCIAL   COMPANY *��� CAKftT
OH BUSING
"CoMj*i.MHi Act, UHt"
Canal-.*.: i
</k or Uttlttsil COX-VMSIX. j
-���. ma;- to oKKT.yv thai tu ""Goitiuu ��-.
J- Uli v'-jluai-r-..., i.i.iiUv-l," iu au.iiOi'lBufi &U:i
iicousi-'i lufiirrv uu bUHiaC-M wiuuu lint I'rov-
mi'i: uf I'ritUU Columbia, uud to carry out or
,'t.V'i'i' all or ftiivt>( tl}�� nbj��uu Lemiaafier mil
loi'ib to wbifb un.' legiiUUvu author ivy ul U��
L-fuisilsitim* ul liritinL CuluiublK exU-u'la,
'I'lti: ln-tt.l i.i.ice ui nig Couipuuy U iiiuui.it at
No. U. Quveu Struti I'ltii a, -..Uy oi Lwutlou, Ung-
La ml.
Tin* amount ol th�� capital ol tbu Cumpapy W
��ti,0W; UivMHil iuU .ix tliUUUUd atteU'tb ol A1
eu'ii.
The head ofQct) of tb�� Couipiuij* lu tbin Fro-
vim;d U Hltuateiil Golueu, kiul WillinuiUiltt'ri
Miif'hi'l.-Iimes, vti-HMt* .uUirt-*j UOoMuii, briv*
lib Columbia, ii tue Attyrueyfofthu Cotupauy.
Tlio ubjoii*. fur whicli tiie Gt-mipau*/ hm btjcu
I'iti.bli it uutl iwui no li'.ciiiu.l Hi'*:-���
la.] To purcbitm.-, iftKu ou lease, or olburwlsi'
ai.-quiri'- miiitti. miuiug ritfliw, aud uieniiliiur-
ou* land ami auy luwruw ihmiii, aud io ei-
piorc, work, cxtTvi-fi*!- ut-'oloy uud turu to
account tbe tuutot
[li] 'l'o ciiu.li, win, get, quarry, wm.lt, calcine,
reiluCidrea*,, ttiuulgKiuute, manipulate.purchase
ami prepare for market, ore, melul, aud miuer.
al ��ubalance* of ail kind*, antl tu carry on,
either upon or iu eouucctiou with the pruiuUon
or eLscwuerv, Uu busiiuiK* oi iniut-fti, uiillurs,
nuielttrs.auJ uorUi-r-j uf auy processi's tu till
production, reduction aud mukim. merchantable, uf miuorals-nu'taUand luaUllie products,
kupplicsot wati*r, m��rcUt.uts,aud manufacturers, aud workers of auv minerals, metals, article* aud tiling* iisu'j iu or In countcu**" with
luiuiuu, milling, siunltiug, aud ellier proeusava
aforesaid, ur any ul tuem:
[c] To search tor initios aud miuetala eitber
ou laud knowu to eoutaiu sucu niiues and minerals ur otherwise, aud to buy aud sell, louse
ur take up the rights ol sea-reu or ot htr miners'
right* or claim* uuder auy ujluiuy statutes or
regulatiutu of anyplace where the Compauy
curries on opcratioud, aud auy other right* respecting the same;
Id] Tu acquire options ur eut.tr into contractu
for the purchase of any grauta, loucc&slons,
leases or setts, eosi-nieuts or lutvre&talu uuus,
waters, inilisites, townsite*, miues, uaiuerals,
and oibtr herediumeuts, aud auy plant, i.ik-
cblucry, implcmtAuts, eouveuieuces, prevision
and thiuga, aud auy otbsr property) real or
personal, movable ur Immovable, for purposes
mcldeutal thereto ur to auy utherobjects ol tbt
Cumpuuy, or capable oi buiim used iu connection with metallurgical operation* or required
by workmen ur other* employed by the Company, aud to work, tnuuv'sr, let w ulnIm, tht
HeltUO:
[e) To acquit* anj inveutions. letters patent
or liceuses, capable oi being used ior tbe pur-
puses of the Company, or auy oi them, audio
work, trauafer, Let, or sublet Che same:
f. Tu acquire and undertake thu whole or any
part of the buti*iue*s, property aud liaoilnifs, ol
any person ur compauy carrying ou auy busl-
nes* which this Compauy U autbori��td to carry
ou; aud to acquire aud held auy aharui, stuck*,
bunds, obligations, debuntuj-es, seuunUea, negotiable or otberuise,of or other luturestsln
any English, colonial or oilier companies, associations or uudertaking* capable oi buiug tuau-
aged or conducted so a* directly or iuducctly
to beneflt tiie business ef ihe Compauy. Alio
to advauce uoauy ou any such shares, stocks,
bouds, obligations, dobetfturea, securities of or
other 1 merest iu auch compaules. aseociations
or uuderUikiugs. aud te accept such shares or
stuck*, bouds, (tbligRtlous, debeuttuea or secur-
tic* as partial ur full fucLU'i.y lor payments due
to the Compauy:
g, To acquire, censtr-vt or hire, ��r Join with
other* tu acquiring, constructing ur hiring auy
mills, eauals, waterworks, mm-uiutry, roads,
bridges, tramways, railways, eu^lues, plant,
siocl*, buildiags, works, am tier* or things
which may bo uect&sary ur cuuvenleut for the
purpouv* of the Compauy, or auy oi them, aud
to t.ie working uf t he same ur auy port thereof:
b, To improve, manage, develop, let uuder let
or sell, or utburwlsu dispose of, eharw or u-tjtl
with.iu auy mauuur whsusoevur, wc undertaking or auy pact or parts of the props.'ly of
thu Company, or auy rights, My-lenvci
easemuuU iu ur uver the fbiue, auu to accept an
paymvut therefor either cash ur oftpiruM, or
partly cash aud partly share*, lu uny other
Scotch, English,  Irish and Canadian
Tweed Suitings.
G-oia.erL,        -        ,        S. C-
Ullock & Barrie, Props.
GOLDEN      -    -    -   B.  C
VI nt-Cltss la eiery particular.   CeuYvulcnt to Railway Depot and Steamboat UaAhff,
Kates Reasonable.   Vree -Sample Kooms.
The Tram Car leaves Kootenay House, coniio-ctiug with Steamer for Kort Steel* tmrnrj
Monday aud Fj-lday after arrival of train from tho it est,
Headquarters for Commercial
and Mining  Men.
compauy purchasing the same:
i. To establish aud maiulaiu Mei    ,_
Compauy iu auy  cgiouy, duuirniuu, foreign
country or state, antl to procure tbe Company
to be registered ur Incorporated iu auy such
cuijuy.uoiuiiiieu, fureigucountry ur state:
. Toakiaigiii.i.uij with auy other company
I-hviuK ui.'jv--'/�� iilio^i'Jicr or lu part similar to
lue objects ol tins Compftuy, aud to cuter into
partnuralupi Joiut advusturui reciprocal cou<
cttsswu -r otherwise,, with auy oompauyoT
person or firm cujtf.gBU or ahout loeugageia
ttuy.biislucja oc tntusiictiou whtcU this Coa.-
pauy is HUthfti Ucd tu ougagc lu.orcuuohlooi
buiugcouuucledou a* uu'**w..jr Oi' tudu'iMily to
be in-fit tbi�� Company:
k. To hold, lu the uaouosof tthers, ouy property which the Company It authurised to
acquire, uud to carry ou m do a-iy ef the
biuiui'sses and acts aud thlng?%foresAi<ii cither
as principal ur agent, ami ciUiur oy the agency
oi or as agcuts or trustee* for others:
1. To make, purchase, sell, accept or indorse
bills (>' exchange and other Uistrumeuts, negotiable or otberwlse,aud to burrow money either
wither without security, aud either upou negotiable instrument* or otherwise, including
the issue ui debentures Jhargod upoualloreny
of the Compaay'f property (l<oil, presetit aud
future), im i.niiug ltsuueatled capital
ni. lu promote uud form other cut-up..    .
any oi the object* ueutleued la this Xeuier*
n. To iuvest aqd dead with th* moneys of ths
Company not immediately required upou such
securities aud iu such maauera* from time te
time b* determined:
u. To distribute auy of tbe property 9l the
Company among the members tu ifpeele:
p. To carry uu busluess iu auy part of the
world and tu du all such tuiugs as are iaciden*
tal or couducivc to the attaiumeat��(tha above
object*.
Ulveu uuder my baud aad seal oi oftce at
Victoria, 1'roviuc* of British Columbia, this
19th day of October, one thousand eight handled aud nineiy-sc-ieu.
TRAVELLERS      �����
For Homo Comforts      ��� ��� ���
Modern Conveniences   ��� �� ���
Best Cuisine in the West a a
Commodious Sample Rooms o ���
First-Class Brands of Liquors and Cigars e
Go to the
Columbia Jfouse,
WM. McNEISH. Prop.
Headquarters for Mining Men.
RUSSELL HOUSE,
^ar^^Golden, B.G
HEALT   AND   3KELTON,   i-rop*.
<**>.Hea(lqunrterg I'or-rv
Miners,  Prospectors   and  Lumbermen.
Bpabd & Lodging $5 Psn Wbkk.    Fikst: Clas��5JBa:s.
otOL��   aJLL
Dry Goods, Carpets,
Geiils' Furniohiiigs,
Hats and Caps.
Mail Orders Eeceive Prompt AtUntiti.
CALGARY, Alta.
II-.S-1
113MI
S. T. WOOWOfl,
t.f l.t.ar el Jelat Sleek C*s>raal*>.
NOTICE.
AU persons indebted to me ere requested te settle same witli Mr. C. ll.
Parson, who lias wither!.;, to give
receipts ior th. suu
8. ADLKR.
Qelden, February 15th, 1398.
aH'i iciTioN to riHUiMuri.
PUBLIC ISOTIC11, h.r.k; (Itc* th.. a.fll.
catiau will be ma*lc I* tlie I'ariiaiucnt of
Caua.1*. at th. next aesaion tliare.r, far aa Acs
cliantdti* the name ot Tlie IX.mliiion Biill.llii.
and Loan As.(h.iatlon to that of Th. DemJal.tt
F*i.rinaneiil Loan Comaany.
Ilate-I at Toronto, this 17th cla-r of If of <ai*.r,
A.ll.. 18*7.
MACDONALD, BOUlfD A THOMMO!.,
S Tor.nto Street, Toront*.
D29-M Solicitors far Aypiicaat.,
the east kootenat miner,
two dollars per year. the
best advertising. medium in
'eastkohtjwat.
East Kootenay
Supply Store,
WINDERMERE,   F      ���^^
Groceries, Dry Goods & General Merchandise.   Mitteri"
Supplies a Specialty.
Windermere Hotel,
-mm. James A. Stoddart, Prop.
Choice ATinea, Liquor* and Cigars.   First claee aceooiaaodiiScei.
WINDERMERE,    B.C.
East Kootenays
Mining Stock List.
Nami or Company.
CAPITAL.
PAIt TAI.Oa.
mu. raid.
Tho Gold UillB C. A D. Co	
���2,000,000
��2,50O,0O0
,  760,000
% 500,000
%    75,000
(1.00
$1.00
��1.00
���1.00
���1.00
15c.
Kootenay,/Cariboo M. A I. Co	
Golden A Fort Steele D. Co	
���1.00
50c.
Eust Kootenay and Elk Kiver Derelop-
25e.
THOMAS McNAUGHT.
MIXING BROKER, GOLDBW, B.C A
���f-salaMWiMaaaw****.*!**
LAND OF  OOLD.
" It is natural lor man to indulge tlie
illusions ol hope," said the philosopher.
And nothing no beckons to newer liclils or
offers rewards more desired than the
hope of wealth. Ther.i are other pas
sions which sweep certain natures out of
self-control, and other aspirations that
appeal te mankind hero and tbere. Hut
none claim so nearly universal �� following or lays upon its votaries tasks so
severe as the love of wealth. Even
where other delights are much desired,
tlie race regar-ls a fortune as the certain
means of gratifying a wish more precious
and while money alone would prove a
small temptation, money as the means
to an eud stands confessed the almost
universal master.
Hungering, then, for tha sweets of
that hour whs* gold ia profusion shall
bo at hand, or drive, by another passion which gold may help to gratify,
we* -Judicata their days and invade
their sights with the one engrossing
ul rife for money. No task is too tire*
some, ao sacrifice too great, if the rewards be plentiful. No tics can defy
the breaking, ue logic can discourage,
when this ghustof Midas points th* way.
Just now tbej_eycs efjthu treasure hunters ar* tar.ee) to tbe frozen north,
where "silver stream* over golden
���and*" premise a fortune even to the
tyro. And it will do.small good to say
that th* aan who can get rich in one
plac* c��n accomplish the__eamo result in
another.
Bat this 1* true. The gambling instinct is the race must account for much
of the lever ef expectation. Men who
have no hope ol accumulating wealth in
the familiar struggle that rages all about
them are fired with the belief that they
can easily encompass millions iu a field
untried. Yet the Iters qualities that
make men plodders to opulence ami I
established codditions ate the same that
insure a like reward in the newer field.
Sagacity, judgment, .industry, self-control���these are tho title deeds to wealth
in old communities. And without them
few raea will acquire and none will keep
riches lo a newer land.
The land ol gold lies right around
���your own door.���Exchange.
Great Military Highway.
In the United States Senate, during
the consideration of th. Alaska Right-of-
way bill, Senator Elkins in a speech said
lie found faalt with the Canadian Pacific
Railway because it gave cheaper rates
than American roads, and feared that if
permitted to proceed it would shortly
roonopoliz* th* threngh business from
th* Atlenlie te th.Pacific. II* described
th. read *e " th* greateit military, commercial, a*4 peliticnl highway in the
world." IJisJreundy wo* to abolish the
boadieg privileges and Consular seals at
Vauconves, anal cm pel obedience to
Interstate emmarce statutes by all lines
connecting with th. C.P.R.
Th. r lag I* There.
Major Perry ol tlie Northwest Mounted
Police, who arrived in Victoria a few
days ago, from the north, corroborates
the news sent out last week that the
Canadian customs had posts established
at tlie summit on both the Dyea trail
and White Pass on February 23, and thai
the British flag is (lying there. He says
there can be no doubt where the summit crosses the trail, and the mounted
police are simply in possession, much
inside the line where Canada claims the
boundary to be. There can be no dispute over the ground where these custom ports are, and not the least trouble
haB beon met with. The snow rond over
tlie White Pass at present iB in such a
condition that supplies are being sent
over by horno and sleigh right through
to the lakes, and the Chilkoot PasB is
also being extensively used for packing
over. Supplies can now lie taken from
Skagwny to the lakes for four centB per
pound. Reliable men coming down
state that the story of au excessive
death rate at Skaguay is very much
exaggerated, and the only man frona to
death was a demented barber, irtioe*
case was reported some time ago.
The Value of a Klae.
***___��*��__��< **^.��--ji.*wrt*.r*y^i**-.*_H.
An American jury has recently determined the commercial value of a kiss. A
young society man appropriated to his
own use some 3,000 kisses, the property
of the wife of an acquaintance, and was
sued by the husbund to give substantial
consideration therefor. A jury, all bough
it ia not stated on what basis it tigursd
out its verdict, decided that each kiss
was worth 75 cents (no discount for cash)
and so assessed the whole 2,000 to the
defendant. It will bo readily concluded
that at this rate a reasonably industrious woman, market conditions being
favorable, could bring to a husband a
dowry that could only be estimated by
tho limit of her earning capacity.
K*w*paper Aid* t. Swindling.
Wester. Miaiag Wcrld: A general
protest*!**golngJup from British Columbia
and adjacent sections against the efforts
of th.JI.oml.jn pre** to promote fraud*
in mining d*als. Through soma sub-
rvsa arraignment with dishonest brokers
the moat absurd statements as to mineral
finds are published without editorial
qiiallskatiaei, tha* leading th. uninformed to inv��st liberally in wild-cat
minrag .Deration*. A* an illustration
���f (hi. th* tLondoe Standard recantly
pahliahed a cablegram t* the effect that
cettoi. quart* ���.melee from the Klondike, when beaten eat on an anvil,
showed ��� vt-lu. ��f<$300,00�� in gold to the
toil
The ignorant or enthusiastic asses on
the Lendan pr**s wonld doubtless cheerfully anneeace the lading of a mountain
���I par. gold, where Mi* precious metal
ceuid he *lic*d off like cheoa* all ready
for th. got*ram*nt ���tamp. Hating, by
a coir*, ef vile .laggoratien*, bnilt up
���.blieepinrmtinto tha belief that the
Ktaelik* ..roe. th* wildeit experience* *f Si.bad the Sailor and hi*, cave
ol diamond*, they sum hate little difficulty it showiag that dincoveriee to
match hat. bne. rand*. Thu* tlm |rent
bnn*.**le*ring gam** got* on. When
the reaetiea com** it will be impossible
to *nli*t lortif n capital I. mining entsr-
prfm el nn.rtt i. thi* or any otbnr
country. Th* pendulum will fl.it*) lb.
othni w*y.
Th. Ru.li to th. VulMn.
Winnip*! Pre* Press: With the opening ol March the people living oa the
prairie teitton *f the province hat* been
able to nnleratand what th* rnsh to the
Yukon mean*. Two train* pass through
tho city almost every day, the Pacific
exproes generally arriving in two section*. Th* passenger list is further
augmented It Moose Jaw, where the Soo
line train noaneeti and brings ia a heaty
contingent daily. The question of run.,
ning a train nt of St. Paul over thu Sea
line at a later henr than at present is
lieing ewisidered by the officials, bit this
wonld mean an additional expense ef
considerable proportions, as two trains
daily would be necessary under a new
time table west of Moose Jaw. C. P. It.
officials have been keeping accurate
figures of the number of people who
have gone to Yukon since the first of the
year and their estimate is 15,000 people
lor the two month*.
Notice to Taxpayers
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL REVENUE TAX.
Northern  IMvioton  of East
Koetenny District.
V-OTICK IS HKREBY GIVIN in Mcordnnce
11 with the Htatutci that Provincial Revenue
Tux ami nil Uxuslivlf-ti under tb��Aueaamcnt
Act nre now due for tht year 1998.
All of th* Above nfimed uxes cello"-: a tile
within the Northern DlvUion of Kant Kootenay
District are piiyabl* at my office, the Court
House, Golden.
A sscbsed taxei are cellec table at thn (-allowing
rates, via.:
If paid on nr Morn Jum Sttk. IM.
Three-fifth* of #neper cent. on Real Property.
Two and ono-half per cemt. ��n aeeeawd value
of wild land.
One-half ol un ft sent. ������ Pergonal
Property.
On ao much of the iiconei dt any pereon ai
���xcecdi One Thoumnd Dollars the loHeiting
ratei, namely: Upon auch excese of income
when the turn It net nave than Ten TUousnnd
Dnllaru, on* per cent.; when eucb excess is
over Ten Thousand Dollars and not mors than
Twenty Thousand Dollars, one and one-qnarter
of ono per cent.; when such excess is over
Twenty Thousand Dollars, on* and one-half of
one per cent.
If paid on of altar th* 1st Inly, IMS.
Four-flfths of on* per cut. on Real Property.
Three per cent, oa th* assessed value of wild
land.
Thr*e-fourths of on* por cMt. on Personal
Property.
On so much of th* Income* of any person as
exceeds On* Thousand Dollar* th* following
rates, naro*ly: Upon such excta* when the
sain* U not more than Ten Thousand Dollars,
one and one-querter of on�� par cent.; when
such excess! Is over Ten Thousand Dollars and
not more than Twenty Thousand Dollars, one
and one-half of *ne per cent; wh*n such excess
Is over Twenty Thousand Dollars, on* and
three-quarters ef on* per c*nt.
Provincial K*v*nn* Tax, 13.00 per capita.
V. C. UNO,
AsMssor and Collector
Golden, January 10th, Xt/mX
NOTICE.
VOTlcnis k.r.ej ilr.a tail I .kali aa,l** far
*' a .aacial Unbar lic.aca t. cat llatbtr on
th. followlnr urscrlb.il laad. :���c.nunaociii,
at a post ou th. North Pork ef flntay Craek, a-
cro�� tli�� rr.sk Ires. th. head ol Brady1. Ditch,
north-*...* v*<t I thane, mnalnji nulh lie
rliala. ; thane* ����at .1 rhaia. ; th.au north
ICO chAln.: Usee, aaat % chains to patt of coat-
"���* ��. 1- BUMI,
fonntMl*. Oet.bw30th,l����.
NOTICE.
XT OTIC! I. h.rrty fine that I shall .pair for
���*���*��� a seeolsl llinlur llc.av. I* eel Unbar on
lh. f.llowlai awv.rlh*il laad. :-t'.n>m.iH.ii>s
tl* eotl en Middle Perhol rial.; Creek,post
���nuala.l l���**u* f.*t to lh* north el Harilla'a
���Jbrral, N. ��.; th.nc. mania-* is. ch.liisaoiitli;
thenc. 7* chain. west: ih.ar. Mt thai*, north;
'war. II rhalns.a.tto tha post.1 c.mm.nc-
Micontalalai l*e>>*csM***at.
M.   CARujf.
���eld.*, i.e., o��t.b.rai��, ins-
%
NOTICE.
NOTICt ll harlby glfel tha* I shall apply
ff a special limber licence lo cut timber
���nth* followingdestribfdlands :���Commencing at a point on flnley Creek, at th* head of
th* caiivon, ti*rth-*Mt corner post; running
West y�� chitins; thenc* Mehains south; thenc*
aoOohhfni east; thence ��� cheiirt north to point
of corma*nc*menl j  o*nlalii*f   fchaut  1,000
l t. mm,
Pert ���tMl.,Oel.b(.r DM , HIT.
NOTICE.
of the Upp*r Colambla Navigation and
Tramway Company I.t'd., will be held at the
Company's office hi Golden, B.C., on Monday
th* second day of March, A.IX, 1898, at two
o'clock in the afternoon, for th* election of
Directors, aod for tho ordering ot the affairs of
tbe company generally.
By order of the Board.
C. II. PARSOJI,
OoHen, B.C., Feb. 10th, U��.
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Miners Supplies a Specialty.
Agent for the California Giant Powder Compay.
LEADING   HOUSE.
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and rl(**d-ipti��*.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL
A ringeet worth 51,030 h:is boon found
n Eldorado creek.
?kntin$��t lliocurling'rinl: to-night and
Co-morrow night,
Tin* Canadinn Pacific Railway T.-l.'-
giaph Company will Btringn now ctfpper
wire irom Montreal to Vancoiiver,
In t!n' West Elgin recount th J Liberal
membdr was declared elected on the
casting vote of tlio rotnrnltig oIBcer.
Thu latest roport Buys thai official
v<ord has boon receivod at Donald to
fhootteet that thu C.P.R, workshops
will not be moved from that town.
Mr. Manuel Dainard lias commenced
thu erection, tliis wee'.-:, opposite tho
Columbia House, ol a tailor shop nnd
dwelling house for Mr. .1. C. Tom.
[fa cat leapt out of a window,
Send it killed her when sli.i Ul,
Woulila Jury decidetlutl the animal died
In a cat-it-luapt-tic lltV
News has boon received of the sudden
death al Calgary yesterday of Mr. W.
II. Kinnisten, of congestion of the lungs.
The deceased was well and favorably
known in Golden and Ills death will bu
deplored by all who knew him.
The first number of The Nation, a
weekly journal published at Victoria,
has como to hand. Tho Nation does
not profess lo " fill a long felt want," but
aims io bo a homo newspaper. Wu
wish tho publisher every success in
their enterprise.
Major T. E. Clohecy of KvcreU.V.'as'.i.
manager of the Kootenay Consolidate
Coy,came to tuwn tliis week on business
ln connection witli the work being done
on tlie llenuison ;:roup.lle returned west
"iVednosduy.Tho Major is expected back
the end of April when operations will he
resumed on thu company's property.
Mr. Field, druggist, .who recently
came here Irom tbe east has purchase.!
a portion of D. M. Calcler'B stock and
will do business at tlio lattor's old
stand until further notice. Mr. Field
expects his stock to arrive shortly when
he will be better able to supply the
wants of the public in bis line.
An Indiana clergyman is reported to
have osprssod the hope that the United
States may go to war with Spain so that
Spanish may be made tho popular language InHellOf course,every body Is justly
anxious about bis future state,but thore is
such a thing as being pernickety about
details.
Wc read in ono ot our exchanges of tho
marriage of A. L. Jackson to a giri, who
hitherto rejoiced in tlie name of Penny.
Now, ii we wero going to bo married, we
would want more than a ponny to start
housekeeping with, but in tlie case ol
this young couple wo suppose there will
bo several half-pennies soon in tbe family
treasury.
Passengers by tho steamer Islander
which arrived at Victoria from Alaska on
Friday last, state that a few days ago two
North West Mounted Policemen came
into Skagway with two dead men on sleds.
It is said that the two men,who were returning Klondikers, had been frozen,
to death and had $100,000 in paper and
gold dust.   Their names are unknown.
Spanking by olootriolty is in vogue in
Kanas for girls. Dad girls arc strapped
into the spanking chair, which is scat-
less, and high enough from the ground
to allow four paddles to be operated by
electric wires. It is very effective and
simple. The attendant presses the button anil the chair does the rest. What
do you think ol that.
Victoria Times: Newspaper enterprise
is not entirely confined to the western
side of the Atlantic. Some of the " slow-
going " Old Country papers can do very
lively things at times. Tlie Western
Mail, of Cardiff, South Walus, is ono of
tlie most enterprising of llritisli papers.
Its latest novelty is the sending.of a
special commissioner, Mr I-av'ul Davies,
formerly acting editor of the Western
Mail, and now editor and manager ofthe
South Wales Daily Post, on e lour ol
inspection among all Ihe Welsh colonies
in America. He will pass through
Canada ovor tho C. V. tt. and go cast
through the States. Mr. Davies is to
report upon the condition and prospects
of.tho Welsh colonics with a view to the
increase of those settlements oi hardy
Cambrians by furlhor detachments front
Old Walei.
It is reported that important changes
have Iwcn recently made on tho of the
Crow'*>'o8t Pass Railway. At a point
where the lino crosses tbe main range of
tho Uockey Mountains,two tunnels, one
700 and the other 200 foot in length,have
boen under construction for Borne mont lis,
and are now hi for a distance of nearly 100
lect. It was thought when tbe tunnels
were first started that bard,solid formation would be found,but ai'terrunning in
3.00ft. there was no change, the formation
being a loose,soft,tragilc,argilaceous rock
*of an uneven slaty structure called shale,
which is constantly ialling,Tendering the
tunnels unsafe for workmen.lt has been
decided to abandon work on the tunnels
and run a loop around that portion of
mountain,which will lengthen the line
nearly fivo miles' An opon cut willprob-
ly be made at some future time instead
of tunnels,but the faco of tbe cut would
be over 100 feet in hoight.and at present
there is no way of getting through save
W the proposed change.
Tho Foolbr.il ChnHei-.ee Cup.
Tho Revelstoke Mall; The Kamloops "-'
Standard says in rotation lo the Martin
Challenge Football Cup that it will no
doubt, be fought tor tliis year under
Association rules. Nicola, Aihcroi't,.Mara.
Enderby, Vernon, and Kelowna have, it
states, all declared for Association game
while Revclstoke stands out for Rugby
rule. Where is Kamloops itscli on t'.ie
point, and (iolden and Donald too aro
thinking of going in. Couldn't a council
ui thelnterior Football I.safuo lie formed
and each club offering to compoto for the
cup send one doligato to a central placo
(ii ho can't com., lo send a proxy) to
determiho rules and conditions governing
the cup mal-.!ies,d.ite of fixtures,
places where matches should
come off ,draws.ties and so on.
The cup is a good one and tliore arc
numbers of footballers iu the country so
1 *t all tlm interest possible bo aroused in
the grand old game.
As far as (iolden isconeerned there is
no doubt that tho majority oi ll o boys
aro iu favor of tiie Association gamu.
The suggestion ot Tlie Moll, however,
that a football league be termed, and
that a convention of delegates from the
different clubs bo held to arrange the
necessary details,is a good ono. We would
suggest lioveUlokcasu suitable point tor
meeting and Ihe sooner a move is made
in this direction Hie better. We un.l-.-r-
stand the challenge cup Is ill Kamloops,
Kamloops therefore should take the
initiative in tliis matter.
I* F. PUGH'SiCanadian
Thl3 Boats Klondike.
The I.ytton Indians claim thoy have
something a good ileal better than Klondike riglit at homo.and if the story told
a Sentinel representative be correct their
claims is well founded.
It appears tlmt some Indians have
been washing on Kanaka bar,a littlo below Lytton,for some time past and they
have been making as high as *?"i0 a day
perhead. The truth of the story ol tlieir
rich strike was vouched for by a thorough ���
ly reliable man.who knows what is going
on. A Ilautier, of I.ytton, has, it is sold,
secured five placer claims and expects to
do as well out of them as tho mo3t successful Klondike!*.���Kamloops Sentinel.
Tho Coscrovo Family.
The Cosgrove Family of entertainers
who are hilled to appear in (iolden on
March 17th and 18th are too well known
aud appreciated to require, comment.
Tlieir entertainment consists of musical
selections upon an endless variety of
instruments, comie and character songs,
Highland and other specialties and last
but not least Edison's 1898 model projecting kinutoseopb''with tlie finest.col
lection of animated pictures ever
exhibited. The entertainment is one
which Goldenitcs have not a chance of
witnessing evory day and The Cosgrove
Merrymakers aro sure to have bumper
houses, Tlie Macleod (lunette says
'���There is not a feature in the whole
entertainment which is not distinctly
good, and Mr. Cosgrove and his company
arc to lie congratulated upon its all
round and high classed excellence."
/The plan of the hall is now open at
tlie post olllee and as tiiere arc only a
limited number of reserved scats people
desirous of securing a good seat shuuld
look after them at once.
Presbyterian Church Social.
Tlio-social which takes place in the
Presbyterian Church to-night'-will be
well worth tho price of adqiitSion. An
extensive programme has been.prepared
and Iho refreshment part of;, fche; entertainment-.will be up to the nitti'k as
usual. ' An-enjoyable evening is promised ull who.atumd,  ���*.'������
Donald Bible
Society.
JtHt! Bjftjwiay evening last the Donald
branch ol Ih'o llritisli lyid Foreign Bible
Society held tlieir annual meeting in tlie
1'a'shytofiaii Church of that place, ln
the absence.of tho president, the vicu-
president,, tl. E. Smith took, the chair.
After tlio devotional exercises addresses
were given by Messrs. Barron, Kinguud
Smith, and different phases of the workings ot tfid's'ociuty-were dealth with.
Mr. Barron then read t|ie financial report
which shoved"' that many bibles and
testaments had been sold . sinco its
organization ill August last. The.following ollicers were then appointed for tile
comingyoar: (i. E. Smith, presieent;
J. C. Pitts, vice-president; T. ,T. Barron
secretary-treasurer, and tho following
executive eommiiteo, Mrs. Forrest, Mrs.
Ilooley, Mrs. Atkinson, Messrs. Great-
rix, Calquhoun and Dunn.
A Serious Accident.
Tho C.F.P.. hridgo at Mitford gave
way Tuesday morning, while an east
bound freight train was passing ovor it.
Seven freight cars.went .through. No
live** Were lost. The accident caused a
cessation of trafiie for several hours.
"I bought a claim, "said tlio .returned
Kloudikor" "where the nuggets wore said
to be as plentiful as blackberries."
"And they were not?"
.   "Well,yes,they were,but,you see,there
���aro no blackberries in that regions."
J   F.
PUGH,  TAILOR,
GOLDEX. B.C.
EAST KOOTKXAY OFFICIALS
Minister of Minos nnd Provlncinl Secrctary-
H ni. Col. .limit's linker.
Provincial Mineralogist���W. A. Carlyle,
Publiu AhHtiycr���il. Curmiohaol.
GOLD t'01IMI.-..Si;>NKtlS.
For tin? Provincu-W. s. (inre Victoria
Bouth District eoiii)>i'isiiiR Von Kio< lu mid To-
banco Plains Mining Divisions���J. v. Arm*
strong     I'niiiiiniuk
North District I'r.miirisimi Otmatil, tiiddi'ii and
Whulunncr-) Mil.hi;' Dlvlnltins-J. K. lirlfllilu
..   . ., Donald
MINING UECORIjEHS
J.Btlrret,,.
V. C.JLang..
0. M. 1'Mwtmls	
m. piiiiupa	
 Donald
 Gulden
.... Windermere
 Fort Bteele
.Tobacco l'lains
Deputy Cletk of tho rvacc for North East Koqt-
L'lmv Jii.iali Htlrrutt Donald
Deputy Clerk of Uie Poaee fur Bouth Kast Kootenay��� CMilW Mussey Edwards... .Fort Bteele
FREE  MINERS.
Extracts Prom British Colnml>ia
Statutes Explaining Fully the
Value uiul Necessity of a " Free
Miners " Certificate���No Person Should Attempt Mining:
Without One.
Anv person cm 15 years of tee, may Im
come a Free miner hy paying |5 to any gold
commissioner or mineral recorder and Detaining n certificate good for one year.
A free miner may obtain a new certlfltate for
one lost on paying-Pi
A free miner's certiticate is not transferable.
Anv person ur company working a mineral
claim, field us real estate without license, may
be'flhed |25. Mines become real estate after
crown grant has been Issued.
Should co-owner rail to pay up his free miner'
certificate his Interest goee to his co-owners pro
rata according to their former Interests.
a shareholder in u joint stuck company need
not be a free miner.
A irea miiiur uiav claim KflOxWOO feet. But
aH'anglcs must be right uncles uud all tneasur-
me'.it must be horizontally.
A free miner uiav out timber mi crown lands.
A free miner muy kill game ior bis own use
ut all seasons. *
A free miner mav obtain five ncremillsiteup-
on eiown lands iu the form of a square.
A .('hum mav he held from year to year by
work being done to the value of one hundred
dollars. , ,   ���
Lodes discovered in tunnel may bo held if recorded in lo days.
A free miner mav on pavment of foQO, in ll*n of
expenditure on claim, obtain a erown grant.
Any. miner may, at the diserotion.of the gold
oommi^ioiier, obtain necessary water rights.
No transfer of unv mineral claim or iutercst
shall be enforceable unless in writing, signed
ami recorded;
No miner shall suffer from any act of omission
or commission', or delays on the part of the
government oflieials.
Noeiiilm shall be open to location during
lust Ulneoss of holder, nor within 12 months
after liisdeatb, unles.n by permission of gold
commissioner.
A mineral claim must be recorded within lo
dflvs after location, if within 10 miles of office
oi mining recorder, One additional day is al.
owed for every additional 10 iniles or fraction
hereof.
ANNUAL LA BOP..
Work on each mining claim to tho value of
��100 must be dono each yeur from date of ro*
cord of mineral claim. Affidavit made by the
holder, or his agent* setting out a detailed
statement of the work done must bu filed with
the nold commissiunsr or mining recorder, and
a certificate nf work obtained, and recorded be-
fote the expiration of each year from the date
oi reeord of said claim. A free miner holding
adjoining claims, may subject to filing notice
ofinis intention with the gold commissioned or
milting recorder perform on any one or more of
such claims, ail the work required lo entitle
him to a certificate of work for each claim. The
Hiiiiie provision applies io two or more free millers holding adjoining claims in partnership.
In lieu of above work the minor must pay |10U
and |;t't receipt and record the same.
We wish fo inform the
public that we are prepared
to do  Neat,   Artistic,
Up To Date Printing
in all itn branches.
Our Specialties :
StH(f?mt-'ltn .
Memorandums
clypuhirs
Btfvolones      ;'
Note* Heads
Letter Heads   ���
Bui Reads ���   :
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-Calltaig Cards
Business t'ards
Law Briefs
Lumber hooks
Bunk Work
Promisor? Notes
Receipt Forms
Share Certificate!
Assay Forms
Druggists Labels
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Small
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Golden, B. C.
���~vo
Wrife for pamphlet descriptive of the routes to the
Yukon country, sailing dates,
rates, etc.
Sailings for March:
Danube Mar. 8.
Victorian " f
Ning Chow  " 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.
SWEEPING
REDUCTIONS
in prices of surplus
Dry Goods, Hats and Caps,
Boots & Shoes, Furniture
and   Glassware.
Qoom must be made for
N^tv Spring StocA.
Kootenay
House,
WARDNER, B.C.
The most comfortable hotel in South
East Kootenay. Good Table. Good
Wines. Good Attendance. Terms
Moderate.
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Transfer Co'.
Wardner, S.E. Kootenay.
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PACK TRAINS 8UPPLIED.
Tho bent stopping place tor freighters in
Columbia Valley is nt
Tom Martin's Hotel
Windermere.
Good accommodation & Moderate Terms
First crasB Feed Stables.
BEER!
The Best Beer in Canada la made bv the
Calgary Brewing &
Malting Co., Lt'd.
Manufacturers of Beer, Ale and Soda Water
Insisl on getting Calgary Beer evory time. Thi-s*
all have it. The Company', agenl lor East
Kootenay is
H. G. PARSON, Golden, B.C.
H. G. PARSON,
Semral lljerchant
ALEXANDER BLOCK.
StoGk Taking Sale.
GREAT BARGAINS IN
Dry Goods,
Boots & Shoes,
Fancy Goods.
Charles 1 Warren,
Q-old-en- 3B.CL
C.  F. PETERSON,
Tinsmithing & General Jobbing.
G-old-en, ~ S. C.

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