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VOL. V.   NO. 37
92 Per Year
Hats,  Caps,   Clothing,
Boots & Shoos,
Going* Cheap !   .      .
.   Don't Miss Them !
Seo Bargain Counter for Ono Week, commencing: on Monday 13th inst.
Ma-trasses, Spring & Iron Beds.
(INCORl'OKAT-D 1(170.)
"A Drop
"In the Bucket"
doesn't amount to much,
but a drop in prices
amounts to a whole lot
to mo--.t people. That's
what has happened in
the Grocery Department
of thc Wig Store on Stephen Avenue, Calgary.
There's no reason why
you shouldn't jjet the
benefit so drop us a card
and get more valuable
information on the subject.
r'nlilen, mi tlm ni'iin line nf the Canadian
Pacific Railway, at its connection with the
stii.'iiiilin.'it iiaviirratioii of the Columbia river:
tlm mineral and commercial ventre of���astern
llritish Columbia! headquarters uf III.. Gold-
en Smelting wurks, tlio Upper Columbia
Navigation On., nnd lumber Industry! the
nutlet fur the widely known unil fnr
famed agricultural mnl granting hind of the
Columbia A Koolowiy Vidleys; unrivalled
fur scenery of .',11 kinds; tno distributing
point for tlio richest mineral country on the
The   store is a warm bargain counter.
II.! D._ HUME,  Prop.
,.../"-~ MERCIAL MEN.
Jieoi Goods
Arriving constantly
And My Stock In All Lines
Is Very Complete.
As Having* Adopted The
I Am Enabled To Offer
Rheumatic Wafers
Inflamation  ot
Lung-s.Lag-rippe and all Fevers
Give ns your sympathy, the town is
The bicycles have appeared again
much to our joy, the old timers cannot
keep time with the inovations.
Mr. Binmore, the Upper Columbia
Navigation agent for Fort Steele, will
leave on Tuesday for that point.
preach an appropriate sermon. A full
attendance ol the brothers is requested
for Monday evening next to complete
the necessary arrangements. Visiting
brothers are cordially invited to attend
- Alexander Hall   at 8 o'clock, sharp.
The merchants of the town have
agreed to close their respective places
of business, after this date, at seven
p.m., Mondays, Saturdays, and the
evening preceding a holiday excepted.
This is a move in the right direction,
and will give the clerks a chance to
get a little fresh air. In this connection they might organize a club of
some kind,- cricket, baseball, or football-so that they would have some
amusement to occupy their leisure
Some of the Oolden society left yesterday for ihe Doimld Masonic Ball
which was held there last night.
The work ��� on the Kicking Horse
river is being pushed ahead and will-
as the weather is at present ���without
doubt be finished before high witter
Mr. W. J. Gould, photographer, has
pitched bis tent in thr plains of Golden and is now ready for business.
Sumples of his artistic work may be
seen at the post oliiee.
The Neilson Furniture Co
Will mail, free of charge, one of their
Illustrated Catalogues uud Price
Lists to any person sending them
their address.
The  Neilson.    Furniture   Co.,
Calgary, Alberta.
Alexander   Block.
The address of the man
that will do your
promptly and as it should be
g. E. J^equES,
City Jeweller,
CALGARY,        -        Alta.
C. A. Warren says that owing to
the cold weather of this week he was
unable tu open the bargain counter
spoken of in our last issue. It will be
opened on Monday next, bargains in
ull lines.
The Gun Club will have its shoot
for the two new guns on or about the
1st May, The number of practices as
yet have not been large considering the
value of tne prizes, it would appear
that all would endeavor to be as tit as
possible for that occasion, Heretofore
the traps have been working not well
to say the least, but I think there will
be un improvement in the flight of the
birds from now on. Cannot the Secretary arrange to have a few preliminary
trials of strength with some of the
neighbouring clubs ?   Field or Donald.
I am requested by the Secretary of
the Golden Gun Club to notify the
members that the date lixed for the
payment of the annual subscription is
May 1st and that after that date any
one omitting to pay it will be prohibited from shooting, also that the fee for
the entrance of tin, gun competition,
which is 92, will close the same date.
Messrs. Lung and McDermot���we
are happy to say ���have returned safely
from (heir hunting trip. They killed
a countless and wounded an unconceivable quantity of geese, and as a
consequence I notice they are flying
remarkably low. They also killed a
bear whose hide was so riddled with
with bullets that they did not think it.
worth shipping. They might have
kept it as a souvenir of their trip,
Frank Slicpaidsou. an tngineer on
tlie Southern Pacific Ry., who resides
at Los Augilos, Cal., was troubled
with rheumatism for a long time. He
was treated by several physicians, also
visited the Hot Springs, but received
uo permanent relief until he used
Chamberlain's Pain Balm. He says it
is the best medicine in the world for
rheumatism. For sale by Druggists
Langley & Co., Wholesale, Victoria
und Vancouver.
Sunday, April SSili, is the 77th
anniversary of tho Independent Order
of Oddfellows. The local lodge will
celebrate the occasion by attending St.
Paul's Church on the evening of the
-(ith, wliou   Archdeacon   McKay wil-
International Gold Mine.
This mine is situated at the head of
the middle fork of the Spilleinachene
river about 28 miles from the Columbia
River. Ii was discovered in the
Eighties hy Archie MoMurdo, who
held it iu his possession until 1894.
when he sold it for $12,000 to a Toronto firm in which Mr. Townsend was
interested. They did some work on
the property but owing to the death of
McMurdo their was some dispute about
the obtaining of the crown grant and
the company permitted their bond to.
run out. They have, however, since
re-opened negotiations with the admin,
istrator of his estate and bought thd
property for some half the previous
amount. There is on the property a
series of quartz veins���some carrying
galena���of different dimensions, some
but small fissures and others of several
feet in width, but there ure three
which are very notably marked as the
predominating ones. They all contain
gold, which is easily obtained by the
pan from any part of tho surface where
the vein matter lias become decomposed
and tho gold can often be seen iu ths
quartz where the iron sulphide is in a
decomposed state.
The distance from the river and the
high altitude of the mine���being only
accessible a few mouths in the year-
are groat drawbacks to it aud neighbouring properties, but outside of this
tho property is without doubt an extremely valuable one, and when the
transportation facilities ure improved
tho mine can be made to give good returns, which will give au impetus to
the country that will uot be surpassed
n British Coin in bin.
Heretofore, iu the time of the Oolden
smelter boom, all the prospectors directed their attention to the discovery
of silver ore and while they were hunting iu a distinctly gold bearing belt,
they never thought of having their
linds tried for the gold they contained,
only what thoy would run in silver,
The .McMurdo is not a silver country
that has been proved. There are no
doubt many silver properties that
would if operated givo good returns,
but they are not abundant enough to
(Coiiliuued on Page 4.) gT.t.- (Sat-M-it (&va
Tlio (I IU >.:> ".::.. is published evory
Saturday uioi'iiiii���'ia i i.iiu in cutuh tliu 011-t
and west mail trains, ,,is>, tlie mail lur the
upper eoiiuti'/,   /iiiiiui'.iuiru, ,i.,. steule etc
is tin. mil/ iiilvei'iisiiig ..nnliii.ti i.i lliu ���u..t
outreiiaV ilwtrict
s ilisi'ri|.ii'iti
us: .-*_..1,1 per annum in
Advertlso'itnntx mil
the ortic.u uut Liter tiuit
to insure uisoi'tiuil.
'hlitigps  nri'st be in
*J , un Thursday
All cash to 'ii nail t,. the  Manager, from
-hunt tlio ;*,> ii|M.iy's reiruini vill he obtained.
Arlvertisii n.rit rntfts niiiiju kltmvii un appli-
catior *n
lis jj!j':3 En P-jbtistiing Csmpsny,
Is last week's issue it, was reported
that the International gold mine was
sold to an Eastern firm, and we are
glad that wo are now able to confirm
tho report. Wo believe this is only
the commencement of the considerable
mining activity which will be shown
toward that section of the country
this summer, The mine is situated in
the McMurdo country, about 28 miles
from the Columbia River. It, is by
no mearni a newly discovered one, it
Iieing discovered by Archie McMurdo
in the close of the Eighties. The property and some others contingent to it
were considered to be very rich and
valuable and consequently were held at
a rather exorbitant figure at least for
undeveloped mines and the amount of
cash that ������fus then required to purchase tliein was thought too large to
risk, the properties therefore remained
to this day iu a very undeveloped and
totally tin profitably worked suite.
Things h,.vc, however, in the last few
years come to u different pass, the
properties have lain dead ami their
owners require money pud at present
i , ;.i.t, r>,- iiuir^lii .a .tf) reasonable
There is no doubt but that tne properties - and many of tliein - iu the
vicinity are good paying ones when
judiciously managed. There are properties there iu which you can obtain
free gold--of course this is only due to
the decomposition of the iron sulphides
-from almost any part of t l.e vein
and upon panning the surface of ihem
the rock which was once '-art of the
quartz vein - but now decomposed into
clay-will be found to contain an
abundance of fine gold. This state of
things only exists ou the surface of
course und the properties which have
been worked-atid for very good reasons-have proved to grow poorer
upon'Sinking on them. Tbe only wny
that a prospector hud of ascertaining
the richness of his vein matter was
through the mortar and pan. These
implements wuuld show much gold at
the surface where vein matter was decomposed hut us they proceeded iu
depth the gold invariably pinched out.
Why?. Because tlio process was no
longer adequate to show the gold. The
gold you mav lie sure was there in us
paying quantities than uu the surface,
but it wits uo lunger free milling.
After   tlin country has been better ex-
his best for his constituency is ono
thing but for our member to be Provincial Secretary is quite another.
Tbe expenditure in East Kootenay
for roads, streets and bridges aniouut-
ec to S'!.'!,719 lust sear or over $35,000
more than tbo aggregate amounts
spent in Nanaimo, Lilluoel, Cariboo
and Cnssiar. The total receipts from
Eust Kootenay were 81*>,94!) and the
total expenditure $89,942, II the district had but a fair proportion of the
expenditures it would have received
but ?13,67!I instead of 189,942, Iu
view of the fact that when Col. Baker
and his family loft tho district there
were very few people remaining, Dr.
Witlkcut expressed lhe hope that Col.
Baker would be more moderate in the
future application for expenditures in
East ICootauiiy. We have nothing to
complain of in this respect, the Col. fs
doing well for us. Of course owing to
the devastations of ihe Hoods of 189-1
we required more and much more than
our share in this district, and wo got
il as the estimates show. Iu fact I do
not know when we have not bad our
sir are.
There has been introduced in the
House a substitute for the School
Lund Bill, which is entitled '-An Act
to amend tho Land Act and Amending
Act," whereby there is reserved to and
lor the use of Her Majesty, ber heirs
and successors a royalty of f)0 cents
for every thousand feet,board measure,
upon and ill respect ot all timber suitable for spars, piles, saw logs, or
railroad ties, props for mining purposes, shingles, or other bolts of cedar,
fir or spruce, and a royalty of 2."> cents
for every cord of other wood cut upon
brown lands, patented lands, timber
leuie holds, or timber limits, and upon
any lands hereafter grained. Pilss
shall be measured by the running foot,
and railway ties and props shall le
measured by the cord; and fur lhe pi impose of this act two hundred ruiuiln^
reel of piles, or one cord of lies and
props shall be taken respectively us
equal to IU10 feet, board measure. The
sale of crown bind is thereby restricted
to nnsurveyed or unreserved crown
lands to the extent of 1140 acres to each
per ton. Price .ji.'i.OO per acre for 1st
class land, $2.fi0 for 2nd class, and SI
for Ilrd class.
Col. Baker moved au amendment to
the Mineral j\ct permitting free miners
to locate t'laims on lands granted to
railway Co.'s without first furnishing
security for damages.
The t'i'uiil.i-.iolt Estate.
Surely Mr. H. J, Robertson must be
labouring under some mistake Is it
possible for such it state ol things to
exist? His letter to the Times of a
few days ago if iu any way true- is
a matter of serious concern to us For
il such things are permitted to exist in
the Province the sooner we abandon
all hope ol equitable administration
the better fur us. This is not a political affair, it is removed far above that,
and culls for sorious consideration :
To the Editor:    linn. Mr, Turner in
answer   lo   Mr. Forster re this estate
gives   the   acreage   as   1H,08II; value !
SIM,800, assessed   by  C. M, Edwards, '
nloivd and some  mines are being oiier-'        , ,, ,., I
��� !equal *.,; Ill per acre.
If   the   Furt Steele assessment rolls
nted with a margin il will be found
to be one of tho most richly mineralized parts of the Dominion ol Canada.
As the whole region round about literally swarms in gold bearing veins uud
it. is geologically the Hjiiio of G ild.
for I894'6 and  1S8.VH may be taken as
reliable,   the   Craubrook Estate coin-
prises 18,089 acres, valued at $15,017, ;
slightly over 8') cents per acre.      Tax
if   paid   before the lirst. cl June, one- j
half   of   one per cent., 87;"i.C9.     Only j
I.��   lonking'tlirotlgh tho proceedings 112,082   acres   is   taxed  us wild land. I
of the   Provincial parliament on April Total amount of taxes on all this estate
10th one thing  is certainly noticeable, j stock, &c, &c, 84 I8.',9.
that   tlie  expenditure of   government     If   the prospectus of the Crnuhrook
money   in   East   Kootenay   last year Estate Company Limite I, may bo titk-1
came   far   above   tbe average of what  en as reliable ('i)the estate "was seleet-
wus   expended elsp.where      Let credit ed   by   the   vendor on account of the
be given where credit is due. and cred-  very   great   natural advantages el its
it is most, .noticeably due to onr ni<>m- ' position,"   and is generally considered
ber for East Kootenay for not neglect-' one ol   the linest in British Columbia.
in"   one   of our most vital needs;    To Its (-rent.beauties are most graphically
have   a   memb'-r who endeavors to do ' descriM.     Among its divers nilvan.'
tages are, inter alia, proximity of the
Craubrook townsite to the inexhaustible coal fields of the Crow's Nest;
construction of tho British Columbia
& Southern railway through the estate
and town. The estate commands the
only pass in British Columbia discovered in the Selkirk range available for
railroad purposes. The resources of
i bo surrounding country are immense,
it is a perfect Eldoiada in mineral
wealth. In addition to all this, this
estate has ubout luU.000 of FREE ,.us-
The Assessment Act determines that
land, etc., etc., shall be assessed for
taxation at ils market value.
Wo find ill the prospectus that the
vendor gives the market value of this
estate as ,��i)0,0U0, phis mortgages and
other liabilities ou tlte estate at the
hit', of the formation of the company,
,ot exceeding ��20,000, tho whole oqiuil
to $257,380.
Tbe following shows that the directors of the company vouch lor the
bona fides of the vendor : '-The information contained in the Prospectus as
to tlio Craubrook Estate and as to
other matters effecting its value, has
been supplied lo ihe diiectors by the
vendor. The vendor is the Provincial
Secretary, Minister of Education, and
Minisler of Mines of Hritish Columbia,
and the diiectors have every confidence
in tbo accuracy of thc information
To prove conclusively beyond all
question the value of the Craubrook
Estate we have the official report
mad..! on tbe request of the Hon. Col.
Baker by Mr. A. P. Cummins, stipendiary magistrate, gold commissioner,
government agent and provincial land
surveyor, who bases his valuation on
personal knowledge acquired while
making official surveys of portions of
the laild. This official claims to be
well acquainted with the estate, also
with i he resources of ihe surrounding
country. This report is signed by A.
P. Cummins, provincial land surveyor,
etc , etc.
It is a penal offence for any sworn
official to enter a false report uf this
nature. It is also a penal offence for
any person or persons making use of
such it report to impose upon the pub
lie knowing the same to l.o false. The
public may therefor rest assured that
in this report we have reliable data.
Tin- report is concise, yet covers the
ground fully ; no one reading tlie sume
irrtii have any doubt but that the Craubrook Estate is a most valuable property. Mr. Cummins after taking into consideration tlio prices paid for
land in the Columbia and Kooteuu.-,
vullevH declares that a fair valuation
of the Craubrook Estate would be ��12
per acre all round, exclusive of the
lownsito property. After deducting
1,500 acres for this we have 1(1,589
acres, which at $12 per a<'ie is $199,-
Uli8. Mr. Cummins says: '���! cannot
attempt a valuation of the townsite
property. I may, however, mention
that lots in tbe mining towns of Nelson and Kaslo are selling at from $5C0
tu $i).0G0 each." As these may be
speculative prices we will divide the
lowest of these by five. Net price,
>il00 per lot; :),0i,0 lots make the small
stun of $.i0lj,CC0, yet all Ibis property
is assessed according to Hon. Mr,
Turner's version at $;ll,(i00, and in the
Furt Steele assessment roll at $15,017.
In ihe prospectus it is said to be mortgaged fur ��'2:),0UO pounds, and its
market value is. plus this mortgage.
.tUU.OijO. Ii is manifest that some of
theso accoiir.ts aro false, which is
proved beyond nil question or doubt,
Who is responsible fur this ?
April 4th, 1S9K
valuable for colds as it relieves the
luntrs, makes breathing easier and aids
expectoration. A cold will never result
in pneumonia when this remedy is
taken and reasonable care exercised.
For sale by druggists, Langley & Co.,
wholesale agents, Victoria and Vancouver.
"We take pleasun' in recommending
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy because
it is praised by all who try it," says
.1. W. Cox & Sin, druggists, Marsh-
Held, Oierfon. No ono afflicted with a I
throat or lung trouble can ise t'ds
ruundy without praising it. It always.
gives   prompt relief!     It is especially |
msax^ xeivs.
1110  UK.N'D.
The French Creek Mining Company
have purchased the interests of Thos.
Henessey in tho Nugget placer claim,
Madsen and McRae's in the Bahamas,
and Vandall and Beaton's in the Gold
Hill, and George and Jessie Atkin's in
the Chicago and ltoyal The inference
is that this company will work these
claims this summer and by buying out
the whole list of claims secure a ivork-
Sj dump on the Mudson Claim.
Some partio*3 '. r ,. S-ultloare now in
1 i
Revelstoke pw paring i ji ,i trip up die
Big Hi rid   to   look  .     with a view (-f
locating.soniebuith i     iugs nl mouth
f Can -sCieel,
An eighth interest in iho Little ir'alls
placer ou  French Creek lias been sold
by A. Bowen, of Taconia, to R. Joslyn
of same place.
Atkinson, Knowles and Humboldt,
who have just quit on Lardeau creek
on account of freshets, report an average clean-up of an ounce per day. They
worked about ten days, clearing $155
at $15.50 per ounce. This gold is
course looking and free from quartz.
Jas. Snell was also fortnnate on
Lardeau creek, finding in one day, a
large nugget woith $25. Along with
the nugget he fished up 15 smaller
pieces totalling $40. This was on a
claim just above Atkinson's. All, and
thero have been a few working on Lardeau creek have done well.
The Great Northern lead is looking
well and is in some high grade ore.
Hugh McPheisou has a bond on this
property from Downs, Holden and
The Silver Cup ore is very rich and
goes some 1*_0 ounces to the ton, The
shipments already sent out netted
quite a round sum.
Three shifts are working on the Abbott group running tunnels.
The government have intentions of
building a wagon road from Lurdoau
City up Pish I'uirk, on which, and ou
Poole creek, some , I ho best claims in
T irdeai division e located This
iv ild materially li :,. this uivisioo, i i
1 rsh creek, which i more a river man
a creek, .s navigablu f< : 12 miles Uf,
and a big tributary country woulu be
opened tip.
O.i the Sable creek group of mines,
controlled by K lofanay Consolidated
company, work will soon bo begun on
a very largo scale. These properties
are of a valuable concentrating character and carry, too, a large percentage
of bismuth which is worth some (10c.
per lb.
Several transfers are reported from
here, on, among otliers the Silver Bell,
Leadville, Sunshine and American
mineral claim.
COliRTS of Assize and Nisi Prius,
and of Oyer and Terminer auu General
Gaol Delivery, will be liolden at the
places and on the dates following,
viz : ���
Town of Nelson, on Monday, the
15th day of June, 189'!.
Town   of   Donald, on  Monday, the
22nd day of June, 189b'.
By Command,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
13th March, 189li. m82
Csnsr_l &r.d Rcrntes Debiift;,
/"r\        W<*__ot of Bo-ty rH
W-KK     ���Min<-.   E******' of Er*.
\J     router Excesses In Old
11 ii v i   >��.    or   Youngr,    Robus?,
tHAY'~--i)   Nob'-- Manhood fully
/ijSbi-^^j-S'.'-Mored. How to en*
iW^lrWmm i-"r**e ea'-' Str-ngtliea
7f!(l   P   Wer,':, Undeveloped
M \ wJ Sr*-**"-J -m;* -ft-*" -��
!\r    foibrrt;   Homa  Treat.
���-iii, iw n| \ j    it. ent���Bsnefits ii .j
yv'. Aa \   '   ''������'������   ���";"|t';l';% it"'!
j ���'': 'SV'-VI. >.  ii-1  States and lorcirrti
ht. Wrftothem,
Iiouk, c:.��
I ird  prooii
tuu   l . .. ilctl) fros.
A sitting of the County Court of
Koo.enuy will be held at the Court
House at Donald, on Mouilay the 4th
day of May, \89J, ut 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
By order,
J  F. Aiuisrnoxo,
Donald, B.C., Gth April, 189ii.
Gulden Hospital Society.
From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
" 2 p.m. ���' 4 p.m.
.1       7     ii   ii**-   ..
Sunday  from   10 a.m. to  12 in., and
from 7 p.m. to 8 p ni.
visitinh nouns.
From 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., daily,
except Monday and Saturday.
Writo for prices.   Give unsays, etc.
STATE   Ortfi  SAMPLliMii   CO.,
DKNVEll.   I'OI.O.
Notice to the Public.
Having now become n permanent
resident of Golden, B.C., I ..in prepared to do all kinds of
Watch Clock & Jewelry
in the best style of the trade with the
least, possible delay. Mail and Express
orders receive prompt attention.
.10115,'   McHI 1.1, AY,
iV-iti'iii-iaki'i'  u.i.l   ��,'(.'����� i*Ilev.
Get yoa.' P.'J:itI.:j djn3 at
the G0LD-W -i.A c.nce. Neat
and art stie wltK -.i-. chetp.
��. ERIE MEDICAL CO., bBiSJj, H.jf..
FlNtST TC*. ���     ^_BH
IN THC WORLD ���     ��������� ���
*' Monsoon" Tea !* put up by the Indian Tea
growers ,-n a sample uf the best qualitirf. of lniliatl
If.is. Titercfore they use the greate-,* care in the
--.lection of the Tea and ite blends that is why thuy
r it it up themielvea and sell it only iti thu original
P ��� jltagf thereby -_curi,ig ita purity an-i cxcullvnce.
I'"t up in y, lit., i tb. and $ lb, package*, and nwir
nol-. in liulk.
tt1'your i .veer dot. not keep it, tall him lo write to
II and 13 Front ���traat Eaat, Toronto. <y
Notice to Taxpayers.
Assessment Act and Provincial
Revenuo Tax.
Don ami Division ok East 1Chot_n.iv
TJOTICE is hereby ijiveit. in acoord-
" mice with the Si at ties, that Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes
levied under the Assessment Aot are
now duo for the year 189 i. All of the
above named tnxe.-1 collectable within
the Donald Division of Eust Kooteiiny
district, are payable at my oliiee, the
Court House, Golden.
Assessed taxes are collectable at the
following rates, vis*. :
If paid on or before Juno 80th 1891:
Ouo half of one per cetit on real property.
Two per cent on assessed value of
will land.
0 io third of one per cent oil personal properly.
One half of one per cent on income.
If paid after June 30th  189li-
Two thirds of one per cent ou real
Two and ono half per cent on assessed value of wild laud.
0 io half of ono pur cent on personal
Three-fourths of one er eent ou income
Provincial tt'venue Tax 83.00 per
Assessor and Collector.
Golden. January 2nd, 189.1.
Application for C'vi'tllU'iite or  Improvements,
Take notice thnt I, Walter Dainard,
free mi uer's certificate No, 47639, in tend,
HO days from the date hereof, to apply to
tbe Gold Commissioner for a certilieute
of improvements, for tbo purpose of
obtuiiiiii-f a Crown grunt oi tho above
And further take notice, that nil verse
claims must be sent to the Milling lie-
uorder and Notion commenced before
the issuance of such certilieute of improvements.
Dated this seventh day of December
Wai.teii Dainard,
By his t'Hent, F. W." Aylmer.
��xxe\txca& (&axi>e.
Application   for   Coi'tlli-'iit.a ot Improvements.
Take notice that I, Thomas Jones,
free miner's certillcate No. 47848, intend
iu days from date hereof, to apply to
the Gold Commissioner for certificates
of improvements fur tbe purpose of
obtaining crown grants of above
And further take notice that adverse
claims must be sent to the Mining He-
corder and act ion commenced before
the issuance of such certificates uf improvements.
Tnos. Jones,
By his agent F, W. Aylmer.
Dated this 1 Ith dny oi December.
Hon. J, a. Louoheed, Q,C.
. McCarter.
Ij-iiftlu'i'd   A   MvVavtev,
Barristers, Advocates, Sol iters, Notaries
Ktc, Etc.
���Soliciturs fur lluiik o Montreal.
Cai.ii.uiv, - N.W.T.
It.  J.  .lijPIISO'V,
D.1,.8. A IM.,8. for U.C. DOMINION A
I-I.-OVIXC1j-.Ij land surveyor,
N.W.T.   Correspondence Solicited.
R.J.Jei'MSiin, D.1j.8.,1'.Ij.S. of 11,0, &Ont.
Caliiaiiv, Alba.
.lainiug Ens'iieev,
A 3le allui-giNt.
Reports on properties a Specialty.-
Golden, B.C.
Livery & Feed Stables,
Saddle Horses for Hire.
r.oij��-*,,     -     r.v.
HULL BROS & lo..
Wil oil-Nil I,* ami I'-lnII
3 U TC H E R 5 .
Cattle, Sheep ami
Horse Dealers.
In the Supremo Court of British (>l-
uinluH, ru Connacher, ��� Coiiiniclinr
va. Pither.
Pursuant to au order of the Supreme
Court of llritish Columbia made iu the
iu titer of the estate nf' Henry Con-
iiuciier in the suit nf Cbiinncher vs
Pither. The creditors of Henry Connacher, lato of Golden, in the District
of ICooti'iiay. hotel keeper, deceased,
who die I on or about the mouth of
January, 1895, are on or before the
first day of April; 189 i, to send bv
vi.'ifistersl letter to A. G. M. Spragge.
of Donald, lit the District of Kooteiiny,
British Columbia, the solicitor fur
James Stevens Connacher, the above
name I plaintiff, tho executor of the
deceased, their Christian and .-iirname
addresses and inscriptions, the full
partiuulurr, of their cluims.n statement
of their accounts, and the nature of
the securities (if any) held by them or
in dpfault thereof they will be peremp-
torilly excluded from the benefit of the
aaid order. Every crelitor holding
any security is to produce the same
before James Ferguson Armstrong,
liegistrar of the Count,. Court lit Donald, the Referee appointed by the
Court to takd lhe accounts and en-
���iniries under the snid order, at his
chambers at the Cnurt. House at Donald in the Province of British Coluinliia on the 8th day of Al HI, IH8i), at
ten o'clock in the forenoon beiuin the
time appointed for adjudication ou the
Kind claims.
Dated at Donald, in the District of
Kootenay, British Columbia, this I ."ith
day of January, 1891.
ltiferoo appoint!'1 under tho said order.
Cliui'-'li Servl.fs.
Tho usual evening service will lie
held to-morrow in St. P.iiii's Church
at 7:30 o'clock.
Methodist service will be held iu the
ajionl house to morrow evening at
7:30 o'clock, conducted hv Mr. Robins.
Presbyterian service will bo held
to-morrow morn lug in Knox
Chnrch at 10 o'clock, conducted bv
liev. T. S  Glassford, li.A.
Notice ot Artpllt'iitlon for I'vi'tlflcutca
of Improvements.
Take notice that I, John McRae.
free miner's certilieute No. 3l4.i:>.
intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of tho above claims.
And furt her take noticethat adverser
.rlitiins must bo sent to the Mining Recorder, and action commenced before
the issuance of such certificates of improvements.
John McRae,
By bis agent F W. Avlmer.
Dated this 14th dav of December.
J. SMART     CO.
Undertakers and
���  .   Embalmers,
('iilfiary   ������'..-.���       Alba
Golden City Bakery.
Fns!. Bread Dally.
Gold.n Hospital Society.
THE HOSPITAL is now open for the
admission uf patients.
TICKETS may be had from the undersigned or any member of the
PRICE Ten Dollars per year or Six
Dollars per half year.
NO EXTRAS except private wards.
Acting Secretary.
The attention of Prospectors and Miners is called to the merits of a new
improved apparatus, for testing and smelting various kinds of ores andminer-
a s, also separating and refining base bullion, etc,
Manufactured by a chemist and metallurgist who thoroughly understands
the wants of the assayer, the prospector, the miner, the chemist for laboratory
test; for nil furnace work, such as smelting, scorifying, coupelling, fusing in
crucibles, testing of sampling chariies, roasting, etc.
This furnace is built in two halves for easy transportation, is complete in
itself, made of steel plate, with cast-irou slag and metal spouts, wind supply
pipe and knock-down bottom.
It is of the cupola typo, with extension when smelting ores ; capacity 1000
to 5000 pounds per heat; also smaller size, capacitv from 100 to 200 pounds
per heat, according to.tho character of ires.
The Advantages in Practlca are as Follows:
This furnace is constructed by and for a prospector, who requires a serviceable furnace, easily transported over a mountainous country by a pack burro,
that is complete and ready to be set up at any dump of low grade ores, that
otherwise will not pay to ship, and make his good pay out of one to two torn
of ore a day.
that application will be made to tho
Legislative Assembly of the Province
ol British Colutubia at the next session for an ait to incorporate it company for the purpose of constructing,
operating mid working deep tunnels,
drills or shufis for tho purpose of exploring fur, discovering, working,
getting, acquiring uud recovering minerals situate in blind veins, ledges ur
"odes in tho D strictsof Eust and West
Kootenav, Yale and Cariboo, in the
Province of British Coliiniliia, unit for
entering upon and ni'i|iiiring lauds lor
such purposes, ami for collecting lolls
for the use of such tunnels or workings by nny oilier persons or com-
paiiicB engaged in mining and for ao*
'liiiring such water powers or privileges, rights or incidents, as may be
necessary for, or incidental or conducive to lhe attainment of the foregoing objects or any of them.
--SIGN PAT-tiT-.
For Information anl frvo llrinillm.il. ..Tlte to
MUNN & CO., 801 lini.AUWAV. New Voi.it.
Ol.li'st linrtrail for aocllr.ll;:pnlontj.InAnu'rl-*-
rrerjr rnlnil lakon out I'jr u�� Is Inmclit b"for,i
tin.publicbyaUOtlcoUlvon lr,o.irt'liuiuolu Ilia
9limiKit Retail
���Irralntlon of nny srlontlfln paper In tho
hliliillillilly I ln-lraU.I.    MO lull'lllni'ill
... ...riiui'.. will pay for It-
souieoiie else do the risk in
Ul    UIC   fl    ,l���_,   ,
On low-grade ores picked ut the dump, this little ru
self every week, besides wages anil expellees,      Let somec
mining, and stick to a certiiiuity.
What We Furnish and What it Costs.
A Handy Prospector's Furnace, 3 feet in diameter by 5 feet high, cupola
type with knock-down bottom, made of No. 10 Steele plate, and stiffened with
angle-iron* made in two half-circles for easy transportation, and then bolted
together. Two Steele Hanged metal and slug spouts, one blast supply pipe,
two ladles, three furnace tapping tools, two darlings (or plugging sticks), one
oraphite No. -10 crucible, one blacksmith's forge blower, geared complete in iron
frame, to supply blast bv hand-power for tbe furnace,
The entire outfit complete, reitdv to beset up, delivered on board cars at
St. Louis, will cost, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS NET. Terms : S-.'n.bO
cash with order, balance draft attached with bill of lading;   the smaller size,
im tu 800 ."-huhIm Capacity, Cont 04S.O�� Set.
Terms:   JzO.OQ cash with order, balance draft attached to bill  of lading; 6
per cent discount for cash with order.
Printed Directions *'nnd instructions as to setting up furnace, fluxing
material, fuel, smeltingo*.eivtion, separating and refilling of base bullion, etc.,
WeW'iintttllepreseiit.'.tive. 415 LOCUSt St., ST. LOUIS, Mo.
Water-Jacketed Furnaces for Nickel, Copper, Gold, Silver and
Lead Ores, Aluminum and NickoI Alloys.
Engineer* und Contractors for Equipment  of Cliem li-til   lteduetlon  Werka.
Job    Depeirtmerjt
���:o:��� OF ���:o:���
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man sh-nil.l Is. wlt'mllt Ik Wwl.ly. 03.00a
jpiirt ��1.5Usixniontli-.   AilSr^s, MltNV * CO,
i'unrxiuaw, SOI lava-way, Kow Vork City.
(124 st
-ore ClXREfl
_rtvG been ef-
5 acted by mv
'russes, witb
perfect enae to wearer, than by all other
d'-virfNiManiblnrtl They leta-ln largest
Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected tho
last 80 years, fully eaual to personal
examination hi_JMJill. �� Tpaten* a
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The modern stand
ard  Family Medicine :  Cures   the
common every-day
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Turned and Sawri Balusters, Newel Posts, Hand Rails and
Brack.ts.   Al -sizes of fflass i:i stock.
The Machine and Blacksmith -""-hop are prepared to do
all kinds of repairs as soon as possible. All sizes of Pipe
Fitting and Bruss Goods on hand.
Wagon Repairs. Poles. Shafts, Axles, Spokes'& Felloes,
Hickory and Maple Plank.
HOUSTON   &  CO. Awarded
Highest Honors���World's Pair,
A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder.  Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant,
nine:   to   "turn ln's stills" in readiness
  I for the npproanliit.lt change.    Thanks!
...,,,,, ���    , dipt.   Arifstronfr. for  your regardful
\\ e iio 1101 liolil ourselves responsible for tlio . .       ,   ,     r.       ��� ��� ..
��� ,_, 1... consi lerutton of the Opposition candi-
opinions ojtpres.iiM by uur .orruspoiii.eii,8: '
date, but for the present I think he can
The Salmon   HuteHory..--l*upt. Arm.
slioiiK'a Co.ulliuuli'utlou.
' Editor Golden Era t *
I Sir, - No doubt ynu and your many
readers havJ h id about all you want
0.' the Salmon Hatchery, bad uot Capt.
Armstrong been go desirous ol placing
himself on record, ������the wordy controversy" would have died, ere this, n
natural death.
The disjointed statements Capt.
Armstrong make* in his communication, even were thoy true, do not tend
to the enlightenment of the public up
on the subject at issue, his litter
throughout ita whole length Iieing a
weak and shuffling attempt to bolster
rpn-'er the country a silver baring one uu a project without anything to re-
Gold is the predominating element of commend it by introlucing uuitter not
value  and   this has never been really Id,rectl**' <"-"��� "-"*-e-l -herewith.
Hon-cht   for, a., us  I said before silver '     I   mUht   """ltio"  ,hllt ,ibout ei��ht
years   ago
wns tin   rage at the mm that part of p. ,
the pr
Tile Int.- 'mil Ion ,
(Cont'inred fiom Page 1.)
get. on very nicely witho ,t you.
Yours ohedt,
P. \V. Aylmer.
Golden, llth April, lb9'i.
Upper Colombia s*?6.. lM.
nvince was prospected. Things
will be changed however this summer.
Silver is no longer an element of interest and the gold will lie sought for ami
many rich properties brought to light
which have before lieen rejected by
their owners even ou the plea that
they did uot contain silver. Some
or her gold quartz from tho adjacent
couutry was brought in u few days
and assayed about 911 to the ton in
gold. On the International some
specimens whicli were taken out would
go iuto the thousands of dollars to the
ton, but I think the ore wilt average
between Soil and $.0 to the ton.
Now the lirst thing ou attempting to
work a gold property is what kind of
lli'.chiiiery is best adapted for the successful operation of the mine. The
matter evolves itself into twi qnes
tions, is it free milling or is it not free
milling ore. "In depth" it is nearly
always one or the other; if free milling
ore then amalgamation is all lhat is
required, if the latter then amalgamation processes are useless, if you do
not put up a chlorination or cyanide
process, you must erect concentrators
and ship vour concentrates to a reduction works. One of tin, many evils
that attend and debar the successful
working of many good gold mines is
t he fact that at the surface - owing 10
the decomposition of the sulphides ���
the ore is apparently freo milling which
Mr. Phillipps of Tobacco
ns, Mr. J. E. Humphreys of the
Orange and myself first talked over the
idea of asking the Government to assist
in stocking some of the lakes iu the
district. The Inspector of Fisheries
promised his assistance, and it wiis
suggested that black bass and pickerel
would be good lish for the purpose.
At the time Mr. Phillipps took considerable interest iu the matter, and
.Mr. Humphreys, at his own expense,
made an attempt to stock Premier
Lake with trout. This I believe to be
the only actual attempt to do anything
towards increasing the fish supply ol
the district, and if there is any credit
coining it is to Messrs. Phillipps aud
Humphreys and not to Oapt. Armstrong, notwithstanding his too evident desire for a share therein.
Opposed to this is the fact that the
principal spawning beds -those at the
head of the Columbia river-have been,
during the last two or three years,
completely destroyed by the Government solely for the benefit of the Upper
Columbia Navigation t Tramway Co..
of which, 1 believe. Capt. Armstrong
is manager.
That awful threat it is suggested
should he held over tlie heads ol our
American cousins-������if you will not
help us to protect 'hue fisheries we
must protect ourselves, and to do this
we will take the spawn from the Columbia  river  ami   put   the fry iu the
Bureau ok Miner,
Victoria, B.C., Kth April, 189(1.
*���' who desire to obtain the above
Certificate do not feel sufficiently prepared for the examination it was pro
posed to hold here during the lust week
of this month, the Hon. thir Minisi'i
of Mines has decided to postpone gttit!
examination until the autumn, when
it may be held ut two or three places
in the Province for the better convenience of the candidates; due notice
to lie given of the time, places, and examiners appointed by the Minister.
An excellent book 011 assaying, embracing most of the best and latest
methods for all the tnetuls required for
'���his examination, Furmuu's "Manual
of Practical Assaying,' til 00, John
Wiley 4 Sous, New York, is strongly
Provincial Minenalogist.
Internaticnal Transportation Co.
S-ASON    1S96.
To take effect 1st May.
..,,���, , .     ,     Fraser,   if mado would, I am satisfied,
"in depth" becomes   refractory in the _..���,..__ ,l.     ,   ,   ,, -,    ,
__,     _ , ,       .    paralyze the whole blooming Yankee
I nation, and compared with whicli the
coercion of Manitoba becomes insignificant - a mere molecule, but what it
has to do with a hatchery on the Columbia river I fail to see.     If  the De-
1 partmeut were anxious to stock the
Fraser with Columbia river salmon it
seems to me that 011 the former would
be  the  proper   place  to  establish a
I hatchery as I believe it costs much less
' to ship spawn than fry from one locality to another.
extreme an amalgamating plant
erected and run for u short time witli
indifferent success, and all at once the
report comes that the mine will not
pay to work and still the assays remain as good if not better than before.
All the gold is in the tailing, the
plant is inadequate to collect ii. Because it is free milling at the surface it
is not necessarily free milling "in
depth." A little advice on this subject from nn ex|ierienced man would
have saved inn 110 people much loss of
time and money even in this country,
and many monuments of this unadvised battle against the fates are to be
seen all over the world.
IlllUua loll-..
Persons vho nre subject to attacks
if bilious colic will bo pleased to know
that prompt relief may Ik* had by Ink-
iti* Qhiiiuliorlalu's Colic, Cholera and
I 1mm lines Remedy. It acts quickly
mid can always be depended upon. In
many cases the attack may be prevented by taking this remedy as soon as
the indication of the disease appears,
for sale by druggists, Langley A Co,
wholesale agents, Victoria and Vancouver.
Gat yrxv Pi'Intlng- done at
the GOI.D-N* _RA office. Neat
and art stic work done cheap.
Were it possible, at the eleventh
hour, to get Mr. Mara to show a little
inteies* in the affairs of East Kootenay
I would suggest that he be asked 10
induce the Government to stock our
lakes wilh suitable fish ; and I would
also venture to suggest to the Dominion Government that if, as stated by
Capt. Armstrong, the salmon of the
Columbia are the best on the Pacific
Coast that those spawning beds destroyed for the convenience and benefit,
ol the Upper Columbia Navlgition A
Tramway Co., be immediately restored.
I deny having shown any "political
spite" (whatever lhat may be) in my
firmer letters. They were written as
a protest against the further squandering of public funds on the Columbia
river solely for the benefit of existing
and would lie paltry beneficiaries.
The last paragraph of tho letter under attention is decidedly prank, and
almost inclines one to think that our
ever tactful mariner is already begin-
Showing the -lutes nml places of Courts
of Assise, Mai 1'rlua, Oyer anil Terminer, unil Uanerut tluol Delivery
fortlie Year 1806.
Si'iiiNo Assizes.
Nanaimo Tuesday ... oth May
NewWestmiuster.Tnesday .. 12th May
Vancouver Tuesday ., lilth May
Clinton Monday . ,25th May
Victoria Tuesday .. 21th Mny
Kamloops Monday 1st ,1 line
Vernon Monday ... Hth ,1 une
���Nelson  Monday,, .loth June
* Donald *. Monday... 22nd Jum
"Special Assize.
i.AGMW BEER       v
Ales, Porter and Buffalo Brand
Aerated Waters.
riNisT ti* ��� ^_SH
��� NTH! WORLD ���    ^_W��
Taala put up by the Indian Tea
arrowen aa a aampla of tha bast qualities of Indiaa
Teas.   Therefore thay us* the f-raoteet car* In tha
sclactlon of the Tea and Its blend, that is why Ihey
put It up ti-eo.Ml.-se and sell It only la the orta-ina)
prwhaares, thereby securiof its purity and eieallenco
Put up la M lb., 1 Ib. and I lb. pod-can, and nover
sold in bulk.
If yourfiwer does not beep U, am Urn as write le
It and 16 Prert Wrsel fast, Torente.
Leave Golden 4 t-i ni. Tuesdays    .
Arrive lAjrt Steele li p.n_. Wednesdays .
Leave Fort Steele 4 a m. Thursdays and Sundays
Arrive Jennings H p.m. ThusdaysWl .Sundays .
Leave Jennings 4 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays    .
Arrive Fort Steele(i p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Leave Fort Steele 4 a.m. Tuesdays      .      .      .      .
Arrive Golden 9 a.m. Thursdays	
Golden to Fort Steele 10 cents per pound
When the Company's liability is limited to Two Dollars per | otu.d.
Special rates given on more valuable parcels.
Through $16,00.    Local 10 cents per mile.
T. B. H. C0CHRAN2, President;        F. P. ARMSfRONG, Manager.
See that this little card
This card is a guarantee
that ihe cloth in Hits garment
has been thoroughly Sponged and Shrunk andthe workmanship is fttllv guaranteed.
H. 8HO-BY _! CO.,
is Iii the pocket of any
Ready*Made Garment you
buy. It speaks for itself
and means what it says.
Ready Made
The Western Milling Co.
Regina,   N.W.T.
Manufacturers Of
JYL  jyiCJLJOncllQ, "snd Brit Eh Columbia.
Calgary, Aib.


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