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SILVERTON, BRITI8H COLUMBIA, SATURDAY JANUARY 29, 1898.
NUMBER 31
THE OLD, OLD COMMENCE OAME.
Saeeeaafnll/ Worked ota J. W. tt;te *t
Mpokaae.
J. W. Kyte has returned from San
Francisco snd confirms tbe report that
be was buncoed oat of 1550 by confidence men, but the work was done in
Spokane instead of on the steams*; between Seattle and San Francisco, as was
previously stated.
Shortly after his arrival in Spokane,
Mr, Kyte formed the acquaintance of one
of the most genial strangers he had met
for many years, and the two men soon
became very friendly. Mr. Kyle's new
friend had juBt sold a large band of cattle snd had checks and drafts galore-
all payable through a ban Francisco
hank. Little effort was necessary on the
psrt of tbe stranger in convincing Mr.
Kyte that it was simply throw Ing money
away to pay the transportation companies full fares, as he was acquainted
with a broker who could sell them
tickets at greatly reduced prices. The
two at one set out to purchase their
tickets, and, after climbing severs!
flights of stairs, tbey entered a room
where a number ot men were engaged
in a game of cards, known throughout
thia broad land, as poker.
The game was an exciting one, as the
stakes were onusally heavy, and after
watching it for a short time, the cattle
baron decided to try his luck. Presently
he got what he considered an invincible
hand, and wanted an even $1,000. He
threw down a $2,50) draft, but bia opponents refused to accept it. Then Mr.
Kyte was asked for a loan by his newfound friend, and resdily hsnded him
*'-'50 in cash and a $300 draft,all the funds
had with him, excepting a few dollars,
taking as security the draft which had
previously been refused it* the game.
The invincible hand wss beaten, and
the cattle baron and Mr. Kyte left on
their;journey (or San Francimro, but
on reachina Seattle, the man whom Mr.
Kyte ba/l reposed utmost confidence in,
ha^ bo object in proceeding farther aa
his victim's financial condition was in a
badly demoralised condition.
Mr. Man, . with all kinJa of
drafts, informed Ids comrade that a
party in Beattle owed him fSOO and thnt
In order (o collect it, he must remain
over a day, and that he would take the
boat the following day and liny meet
in San Francisco^lster.
Prior to Mr. Kyte going aboard the
ateamer, the draft which had been given
him as aeourUj" for hia loan, waa placed
in an envelope and aent on lbr"U_h the
mail. Up to this time it had never
for a moment entered Mr. K's mind that
he was in the hands of a clever confidence man, and not until the ship was
wall upon Its way were his [suspicions
aroused. On lending at San Francisco,
he lost nn time in enquiring at the post-
office, and received the envelope which
had been sent from Sesttle. but instead
of the f-,500 draft, he found only a
blank piece of paper. "Film -flammed,
by Ihe eternal Modcr!"
He nest went to the hank where he
learned that tbe $300 draft which he had
given the bunco-steerer at Spokane bad
been received and the money liad been
forwarded on to a Spokane bank,. A
telegram was sent to stop the payment
of this and Mr. Kyte lost no time in
getting back to Spokane, but it ia very
doubtful if he can every recover a dollar. 	
I'ropoar- -baa-bar of Co-nmerec.
It is proposed to establish, in and (or
ritiah   Columbia, following examples
Auatralia and South Africa, a Cham-
r of Mines.   The chief objects of the
jested Chsmber's work would be sb
ows:
. To promote and protect the min-
tnteresta and indnatiies of the Trace of Brlliih Columbia.
To conaider all questions connected
th tho minion industry, and to plants public dUcussion thereon.
3. To promote legialative and other
ensures .fleeting such mining industry.
To collect snd circulate statistics
d other information relating to such
mining Industry.
• 5. To communicate with and ex-
exchange information upon mining matters with chambers of mines or government departments of mines In the Dominion of Canada and other countries.
6. To procure information as to mines,
mining companies, and all matters relating thereto, and, circulate the aatne.
7, To establish, form and maintain a
library, and museum of niodalt), speci-
mens, designs, drawings, and other artl-
-leavof interest in connection with the
mining industry, lor the use of mem •
bers.
8, To act as arbitrators in the settl e-
mentof any disputes srlsingout of mining.
9. To anil, improve, manage, lensa,
mortgage, dispose of, turn Io account
Of otherwise deal with any part o( the
tt.   -ft)  invert W mwn oi th*,
Chamber, not immediately required,
upon such security or conditions, and
on such terms, or otherwise in such
manner as may from time to time be
determined.
11. To borrow any money required
(or the purposes of the Chamber upon
such securities as may be determined,
IX. To obtain, whenever, thus determined, an act of the Provincial Legislature for the incorporation of the Chamber, and anv other act which may be
deemed conducive to any of these ob-<
jecls.
The membership of tbe Chamber is to
to consist of live classes, namely:
(1) Representative menibora.
(2) Associate members.
(3) Honorary members,
(4) Foreign members.
(5) Visiting members.
Various rates of subscription will, in
doe course, be fixed for all the above
classes of members, save and except, of
course, those that are honorary.
Clauses 13 and 14 provide that syndicates, associations of owners, [claim
owners and companies may, on terms
of subscription to be fixed, nominate
representative members', whilst sny
resident in the Province directly interested in mining may become an associate member of the Chamber, on
nomination an associate member of the
Chamber, on nomination and election
aud payment of a subscription, to be
fixed iu due course.
The appointment of honorary members ia placed in the hands oi the
Chamber's executive committee, such
honorary members to have the privileges
oi associate members of the Chamber
without liability to subscription.
Foreign tmuubers are to pay a reduced subscription, to receive copies of
all the Chandler's publlcati •n*. and be
entitled to all the privileges of associate
members.
Visiting members, not being rot-iJen'.s
of tbe Province, may be duly nominated and elected (or a period of three
months oi*. payment of a subscription,
to be duly fixed, and are to enjoy the
privileges ol associate members, but ara
not to attend meetings of the Chamber
unless invited by the executive committee.
Otlie usual provisions of similar organizations follow, including rules for
the election of a managing or executive
committee, but all the regulations are,
of courae, subject to lame revi-uon and
tnodtficatiaua by the organizing temporary committe"*, of which W. J.
Waterman ia acting secretary, and
which includes a icpreser.tutive laxly
ol Britiah Columbia mining men.—
Mining Critic.
LOCAL EVENTS  Of THE WEEK,
A rich strike is reported at the Fi iaco.
Travel is rapidly increasing on   the
lake.
W. H. Grant, ol Nelson, was In town
Thursday.
George Btrachan,   Montreal, was   in
town Tuesday. .
11  P. Cameron spent several days In
town thia week.
On Saturday last there was great excitement in Trout Lake City when the
results ol a cleanup of some surface
graval waa made known, From a little
over a yard of dirt |81 in gold was received. One of the nugget when
weighed was found to be worth a fraction over $'> and none of the gold was
any finer than a large pin head. Altogether since sluicing has commenced
over f lift has been taken out and f 33.64
of tbls amount waa picked up while
trenching across the creek-bed and during panning operations for purposes o(
testing the gravel. On Friday laatCapt.
Johnson, the foreman in charge, panned
some of the dirt bein_ shovelled into
the sluice boxes and received the astonishing results of $7.10 to the aingle
pan. And on the day previoua while
working in the trench he picked up gold
from among the gtavel to the amount of
|4. The hoys are most enthusiastic
over their proapecta and their late success baa stimulated thorn to renewed
exertions —Topic   	
The Yukon mining regulations have
Ieen printed. Freeminera' certificates
ar« indispensable to obtain, a claim. If
the royalty ia not paid in ten davs tbe
claim can be cancelled. Falae statements or cheating makes the claim
liable to cancellation. No miner gets
more than one claim in one district. A
miner, however, can bold a gulch claim
_:id a hill claim, and a miner can sell or
mortgage his claim if registered with the
recoidel.
News has jtiat been received from, Ottawa that from the 1st or April next
Kaslo and Rossland, which are now out-
ports ot Nelson, will l« made chief and
oritiinal porta ot entry and warehousing
ports ,of customs.. Much ol the business heretofore done at these porta has
been credited in the publications to Nelson. Nakusp aa an out port will ha detached {from Nelson and placed under
Kaslo. Tn.il aa an outport will be likewise detached Irom Nelson and placed
under Rossland)
The C. P. R. will soon begin tho
erection of commodious railway ahops
at Revelstoke.
The output 'or 1897 o( the Trail Creek
mining division amounted to 13,025,508
visit Wednesday
I. R. Miller, of Montreal, was at the
Victoria Tuesday.
JamesTolton, of Toronto, was taking
in Silverton Tuesday.
L McDonald, of Nelson, was a Silverton visitor Monday.
Wm. Hunter was taking in the sights
at Slocan Wednesday.
Mrs. Barclay and Mrs. Brown pai'
New Denver a visit Friuay.
J. M. M. Benedutn was transacting
business at Slocan Wednesday.
A. A. Sharp, Vancouver, was registered at the Victoria Tuesday.
Chas. E. Hope, of Vancouver, waa
registered at the Victoria Monday.
R.T.CoopergndR. J. Steel, of Nelson, were Silverton visitors Tuesday.
James Bowes anil A. R. Fingland
aro rusticating with friends at Kelson.
D. Bremncr returned from the coast
Tuesday where he had been spending a
few weeks.
Bobby Burns' natal day was celebrated at Sandon, Kaslo and Slocan in
ihe usual manner.
John Carrahan, Sandon, was in Silverton Monday.
E. O,  Nelson  paid  Sandon a brief! fri*ntIa ar® -»vitcd.   Sunday school'at
every Thursday evening at 7:30 p. m.,
by Rev. Mr. Booth, Presbyterian missionary. All are cordially invited to
attend.
The Slocan News recently made the
statement that the Silver Nugget was
on Twelve-Mile creek. Will does the
News know that thin promising property
is on Eight-Mile and that its ore must be
shipped from Silverton's wharf.
Silverton church—Sunday, January
30th, 1808. Services will bo held at 3
mil 7:15 p. m. Rev. R. N. Powell will
preach at 3 p. in. and Rev. J. U.
Robins in the evening at 7:15.    All the
Misa Carttidge returned from Slocan
Friday, where she had been the guest of
Mrs. W.H. Brandon.
Mies Mary Barclay has gone to Aina-
wortli where ahe will remain the remainder of the winter.
The Silver Nugget ore shipped from
this place some weeks ago went 3S3
ounces in silver to Uie ton.
Ore shipments from Silverton goes
menily on aV the rate of five cars per
week from the Vancouver aqd Comstock.
Aa aoon as the snow permits a large,
amount o( development work will be
done on properties on Eight-Mil e creek.
W. S. Clark has purchased s quarter
interest iu tbe Texas Boy Fraction and
aoon expects to bo a bloated capi-
tstilt.
Alex. McDonald, ol Ainsworth, was
in town Monday. He reports the pioneer town of West Kootenay gradually
coming to tbe front.
The Fidelity ia taking out ore Hat assays between 200 and 300 ounces in silver and 60 per cent lead. Mr. Knee-
bone expects soon to begin shipping.
Lalph Harrnn, representing a Sau
Francisco wholesale house, was inter-
viewtng Silverton merchants Tuesday.
He reports business quiot all along the
line.
F. L. Byron has gone to the coast to
remain for a time. Ilia health has been
quite poor of late and hopes that the
climate will hi ing about a change for
the better.
The Comstock sent for eight men
Wednesday. Additional men are employed as rapidly as they can tie worked
to advantage. The output is also steadily increasing,
Joe Brandon will soon open a mining
brokers and real estate office in this city.
Aa he is familiar with the entire Slocan
country no doubt but what he will do a
good business.
It O. Maiheson visited Sandon,
Kaslo and Nelson the fore part of the
week. During his absence W. Small
of New Denver, had charge of the Silverton Drug Store.
W. II. Brandon was in town tha fore
part of the week, and while here visited
the Texas Boy Fraction, and expressed
himself as .being highly pleased with
the showing that ia to bo seen at that
property.
It is claimed that the Dunsmuirs of
Victoria have advanced money to pay all
claims against the Noble Five, aud the
prospects aro favorable that the property will soon resume active operations
with more men than prior to the shut
down.
Members ol Court No. 3696,1. O. ,F.,
are requested to attend a  special imeet-
ing next Friday evening at 8 p.   m.
Special business will be brought uj> for
consideration.
R. O. Matiibson, R. 8.
Church services will be held until
further notice in tbe Silverton church
2 o'clock
W. H. Burns, school inspector for
West Kootenay, was in Silverton Monday looking alter the school. The.Silver
ton school needs some one to look alter
it. as parents who have children attend-
ing have allowed the teacher to get
along as beat ahe could.
While in Kaslo last Tuesday we were
informed by a railroad official, who ia in
a position to know whereof he speaks,
that the Great Northern will build a
b, -"b into Kaslo during the present
year. It is also believed that tbe Kaslo
A Slocan will extend their line into the
Lardo district before the snows of another winter cover the mountains.
Mr Black, the well-known Sandon
hotel man, expects to leave about the
10th of next month for tlie Klondyke,
where he will remain, provided he finds
the opportunities for making a fortune
as extensive as reports would indicate.
Mr. Black has lcvjons of friends in all
parts of West Kootenay, who will wish
him unlimited success wherever he
casta anchor.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer enya it
has made dilligent inquiry into the alleged Kyte bunco story and finds that
there is no grounds for the report, as
there is no such town as Silverton in
British Columbia. If Mr. Kyte could
awake to .the realization that he had
been dreaming and find his (550 in his
inside pocket, be would be in a different frame of mind than lie is at tiie
present time. TheP.-1'n investigation
in this instance, is only a display of its
total disregard for truthfulness.
During 1896 the Kaslo & Slocan Railroad company handled 11,000 tons of ore;
iu 1897 this company hauled about S6.000
tons, while for the present year the
company has already made contracts for
nearly 60.000 tons. It can readily be
seen that the outpout of the Slocan has
steadily increased, and when it ia taken
iutoconsideration that the C. P. R. is
now in far better shape than ever to
haul ore, It is safe to say that the output
for 1898 will be more than double what
it waa duiing 1S97.
E. Rammelmeyer paid the Silvrr-
toxias office a pleasant call yesterday
He reports work progressing 'avorably
and he is highly pleased with tbe showing since taking hold (.of the property.
He superintends the work at tbe
mini* in person, aud he thoroughly
undertsands developing ti mine, and
can tell a good property when he sees it.
The surveyors will complete their work
next week and the Emily Edith group,
consisting of five claims, will be Crown
granted without further delay. If Silverton had a few more as energetic men
aa, Mr. Rammelmeyer it would not lie
long in bringing the camp before the
public as the heaviest shipper in (lie
Slocan district.
No town can gain prominence or
prosperity by causing the circulation o(
disparaging rumors of neighboring
towna. A prosperous growth of one
town ia bound to add to the welfare of
its neighbor, and it ia essential to the
prosperity of the entire country that the
citizens of each town should work iu
unison with one another, giving due
credit to each where it light fully belongs. The same is equally true regards
mining properties. Frequently we meet
men who can find no words of praise
for either town or mining properties
other than those in which they are
directly Interested. Thia is a wrong
pnllry, and no man wbo persists in bo
doing has the interests of tho country at
leirt.
ThsCrow'sNest Psss Coal company
has given out ordera for coal mining
machinery in Montreal, Toronto and
else whero to the value of ulOO.OoO;
while the company will erect about fifty
bee-hive coking ovens st Coal Creek for
the purpose of supplying the article to
the proposed smelter at Robson. Wm.
Blakemore, chief manager of tha company, arrived in Montreal recently snd
will aoon leave for the scene o( the
company's operations at Coal Creek.
Mr. Blakemore has visited the leading
mining centres in Canada aud the
United States, and with the result that
tbe most improved electric coal cutting
machinery will be started in tho Pnes
mines.
MISS MoIONKONi
Fashionable * Dressmaker. •
Opposite Xj_AO_roiA-p*iL Hotel.
Silverton.
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FINE TAILORING
Fall and Winter; 1897.
•
I would reapectlully invite gentlemen to an early^inrpection ol my J
selections in Fall and Winter wollens. i
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1      My prices will he found moderate.   I make it a point to keep them as !
!£   low as is consistent with good material, good workmanship and the csre
X 'and attention requisto to get up thoroughly satisfactory garments.
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f     Liehscher. The Tailor,
I  Lake View avenue. Silverton, B  ,
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Silverton. •      •      -       B, C
THORBURN HOUSE,
GRANT THORBURN, Phopu.
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:-:      ••:      :-:    Headquarters for Mining and ommerfiat Men.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO WHARF AND DEPOT.
Domestic and Imported Wines,"Liquors -ml igars at Ihe Bar.
s
THE CULINARY DEPARTMENT IS FIRST CLASS
SILVERTON.
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Hotel Victoria.
Ta:cc__es Bo-wes Prop
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"FINEST APPOINTED HOTEL IN THE KOOTENAYS.    EVERYTHING
NEW, NEAT, AND CLEAN.   CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO
STEAMBOAT LANDING.   FIRST-CLASS IN
EVERY RESPECT.
SIlvVBRTON,
-B.   C.
LAKEYIEW HOTEL
Silverton
H^THIS HOTEL IS NEW AND NEATLY FURNISHED.
THE BAR IS SUPPLIED WITH BEST BRANDS OF
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Xd.  %£*  -E-Z:n.©,w-l@s.   Prop,
Hotel Selkirk:::
Eiandon.   <3c  Baxxett, Pf,P»
LARGE AND COMFORTABLE ROOMS.     FITTEO^WITH ALLTH-*
MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.   TABLE UNSURPASSED
IN THE NORTHWEST.
Fine View ot the Lake.
Up to Date Scrrieo.
CHOICE WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
COURTEOUS TREATMENT.   CALL AND MIS flg
Opposite the SILVERTON ■w?
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ass
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McKinnon &Co
DEALERS IN
<fc Winers' Sunolie^, <<•
GENTS' ,«.FURNISHINGS
A visit to o-sr Store will convince you that our Prices and Quality
of Goods aro Unexcelled. Onco a Purchaser you will be our Customer, as
w* aim to Please Regardless of Consequences. Small Profits and Quick
Rsturas is Our Motto. Call in and we will always be Pleased to Show
yo« bar Stock.
Silverton,
B.-C.
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SILVERTON
 COD LIVER OIL  EMCLS.ONS	
QUINCE   COUGH eiJH.E>
PERFUMES THE BEST.     *    -    *     DRUGSAND STATIONERY.
Trail blazer cigars.
JR.   O-  a^£atla-QSorL„* prop.
I^o-tr tiie
S lvertonian.
$2
per year,
NKU-
WMtemith
*ND Wagonmaker.
Hotae^oeing snd Wagon   Repairing
gpepialty.' SILVERTON, B C.
It is now estimated that ths population of West Kootenay is 20,000.
Captain!Bernier, of Quebec, wsnta
the federal government to donate
WftOOO to u Jrny his expenses on a
trip to the Aretio regions next spring.
He does not say how. much the government will be asked to contribute
in sending out relief parties to look
for bis remains.
An interesting'caae is reported at
Kingston aa to the payment of- insurance. "A local resident insured in
the Independent Order of Foresters,
assigning the insurance to his wife.
Just prior to his death he m^de a will
leaving the amount of his polioy to
his employer, to whom he owed a
board bill. The I. O. F.'■ intends paying the .money to the widow of tr^e
insured, as set out in the policy, and
the hotelkeeper will sue for. the observance of the will. Tbe result of
such a suit will remove a standing
popular doubt
Alarming news has been received
concerning the fishermen residing
in East Dover, Shady and other villages along the western shore, in Halifax county. N. 8. Many families fire
starving, and destitution exists all
atont; the shore. The mayor has been
requested to forward food and clothing immediately to the sufterers, aud
a committee was organised to proceed
In haste to the scene. Many families
ar* existing On Indian meal and cold
wa'«-r, and several oases of children
\m\\Yr '■■ :■ 5 <** sorely ere reported.
The Lord Mayor of London's ride
in his gilded coach coats money. The
chariot is used only at the installation of the Mayor and when he pays
state visits, and aa Victoria is not
partial to state visits the average
Mayor gets but one ride in the gilded
coach. Nevertheless, it costs f (32 j a
year to keep the gold coach in order.
It weighs four tons and war built in
1757, long before carriage springs
were in general use. The body hangs
on four straps—technically named
braces—and tbe sensation of riding in
the old coach is exactly like that of
being rocked in a cradle.
It looks somewhat peculiar that local
officers in a town with as small a population aBhaa Spokane^ are unable to
disperse the gang of bunco-steerers
and "sure-thing" men who have for
some time past been allowed to work
their nefarious schemes on unsuspecting visitors. Not long since a farmer
from a near-by town was fleoced out
of several hundred dollars and a
$2,200 draft, and had it not been for
the uneasiness of friends and relatives of the victim, who was timid
about letting his losses become known
to the public, the affair would never
have been noticed. And bo it is with
Mr. Kyte's reoent experience in that
town, so far as the police were concerned. Tho police must know the
pirates, who are ever on the alert for
victims, and it would seem that they
"stood" in with them in some way, or
some effort would be mado to afford
spine protection to those who have
occasion to stop in that city. The
pirates have their headquarters on one
of the principal thoroughfares in the
town, and are allpwed to ply their
nefarious vocation by either day or
night If the press of that town
would devote less space in trying to
mislead ("people into coming to that
wicked glace, and make an effort to
rid the town of the gang of highwaymen who hold full sway, the town
would be placed in a better light before the outside world and strangers
would feel they were not entirely at
the mercy of a gangjef cut-throats and
theives. But if the present state of
affairs continues to exist, men should
shun the town as they would a poi-
sonious reptile, or go armed with Win
chesters bo the may command a little
respect
It is quite evident that the Ontario
Liberals are not favorable to the fad
over which some alleged Liberals in
this Province are enamoured of, that
of. the Government constructing, and
operating the railways of the country.
A few days prior to the prorogation of
the Legislature a turn aggregating
three-quarters °f a million of dollars
was yoted in aid of lines in process of
construction. British Columbia, instead of voting cash, the hard-earned
money of the taxpayers, aids railway
construction by land grants which is
infinitely a better system than giving
money. In its virgin state, and while
vested in the Crown, the public domain is not taxable for either Provincial or municipal purposes, but
when the ownership falls in other
hands then a substantial revenue is
derived {herefrom. British Columbia
has many millions of acres which can
Well be treated in this way. Locking
these up, as some would do were their
views to prevail, is not only an un-
progreasive, but likewise a very senseless policy.—World.
A reoent Chicago dispatch says:
''From the best information it is
learned that at tbe next annual meeting of the Canadian Pacific Railroad
Sir William Van Home will resign
the presidency of the road. The fsct
that the annual for 1898 and stationery for this year do not the name
of Sir William C. Van Home, president, is quoted as [an indication that
he means to atep down and out Sir
William is not to retire from the ser.
vice of the Oahadian Pacific entirely,
but is to be elected chairman of the
board of directors.
The latest "boom" town to spring
into existence in West Kootenay has
been \christened Kilama. The new
town is located about, 60 miles abjve
Pilot Bay, on the Kootenay river, at
a point formerly known as Armstrong's landing, Notwithstanding
the pew {own is less than a month old
it has a population of from 600 to
600 inhabitants, and the boats are
loaded down each trip with frieght
and passengers. The C. P. R. have
located temporary .headquarters for
supplies for the Crow's Nest Pass
branch, and it is thought the town
will be a "hummer" during {he construction of the road, at least.
The customs returns for tho various
points of the port of Nelson for the
last six months of 1897 have bern
compiled, and are aa follows: Nelson,
•59,226.97; Rostand,, f37.694.96;
Kaslo, $37,562.23; Trail, f 14,345.73,
Nakuip, f9,185 82: WaneU, f6,-
301.81; Rvkerts, $84659. Total,
$165,161.14.
The Nelson Miner now has a libel
suit on its bands, having been institur
ted by Msyor Houston, of  that  city.
Spokane had a $100,000   fire and
several lives were lost The origiu of
the conflagration is unknown.
At the Clermont avenue rink in
Brookln last week a new skating star
flashed on the (torizon, in the person
of Geors-e D. Balfoy, of Rat Portage,
Canada. Balfoy, who is the champion
of the Province of Vntario, is credited with having beaten McCullough,
tbe fastest of all indoor skaters, on a
rink of about the same s'zo as the
Clermont. Whether he did or not
makes little difference, ai he was quite
fast enough for men opposed to him
in Brooklyn, and beat his competitors
without half trying, in the/fast time
of three minutes and four seconds for
the mile.
According to the New Yoik Tribune, immense coal fields have been
discovered between Buluwayo and the
Zambesi river. It is this discovery
which has decided Mr. Rhodes, to
continue the railway xyithout delay to
the Zambesi. The coal fields will
have a great social and political importance for South Africa in the
future. The black diamond of Zambesi will cast a shadow over the yellow metal of the Transvaal.
Dingley and his Bill have been
cleverly outwitted by a syndicate of
Boston gentlemen who are ownerB of
a Canadian mineral spring. The
Dingley tariff imposes a duty of 24
cents a gallon on imported mineral
waters, a tax that proved absolutely
prohibitive in the case of the Canadian spring. Alarmed at* the prospects of seeing their investment
doomed to utter extinction tho owners con-mlted their solicitor as to the
possibility of getting them out of the
difficulty. ,Qa inquiry hs ascertained
that the properties of the water would
not.be injured by freezing, and his
advice was to continue the importation in the form of ice, there being no
duty on that article. According to
the Washington Post, which tells the
story as a joke on Dingley and the
government, Canadian mineral water
is now being imported in chunks, at
less cost in freight, none for casks, and
at a saving of 24 cents a gallon in.
duty.—Winnipeg free Press.   »
The Guelph Mercury says: 'The
John Eaton Co. insurance cases at
Toronto are revealing some interesting
facts about how departmental stores
gull the publjp. T. C. Thompson
awore that their losses on bargain days
were very trifling. Very few things
were sold below their cost, even
though they yre advertised at one-
quarter, Jone-half, or thre.a-quarters
the regular price. 'The regular price,"
Mr. Thompson explained, 'was |mt
their regular price, but the tegular
price at country stores' That was
a slander on the ountry stores. 'The
regular price' quoted in the advertiae-
ments was a ficticious price, the advertising man drew on his imagination a great deal, he said. Honest
advertising in the right place pays,
but dishonest ndvertisng is an injury
to a store in the long run.
Leprosy in British Columbia is d ue
to Chinese immigration. These people are tho only au fie res from this
loathsome disease. One more powerful argument why th«:y should not be
allowed to come here It ia simply
horrifying to think of white men having to work in the coal mines of
Nanaimo alongside of surh pestilent
creatures in order that a grasping
company may make a few more dollars.
When white men begin to suffer from
this awful disease no doubt the Chinese question will come np again with
renewed force, but why wait until
some poor white miner contracts the
incurable malady and has to be put
away from society forever!—Victoria
Times.
A recent Montreal dispatch sayt:
"The Canadian Pacific Railway may
not have to build an extension of the
Crow's Nest Pass Railway into Rossland after all. Neither may they have
to erect an independent smelter to
accommodate the gold miners, in the
Kootepay district of British, Columbia. Tho 'negotiations, between the
C. P. R and Aug, Heinz-, owner of
the Trail imelter and railway ,line
from Robson to Rossland, tor the
purchase of these properties by the
Canadian Pacific have been reqpened.
Mr. Heinze, accompanied by Carlos
Warfibld, his representative, were st
the ^general offices at the Windsor
tbie morning to meet Sir W. (.!. Van
Home and T. G. Sbaugnetsy. ^It
was stated that it might be two days
before sny announcement as to the
conclusion of the negotiations could
be announced,1'
The republican members in the
United Stated congress aeems to be
having rather a hard time in convincing the opposition as to thst long-
promised wave of prosperity. With
125,000 employes of cotton mills on
a strike in the New England states,
and wages twing'constantly reduced
in other manufacturing eatablishments
there does seem good grounds for
doubts as to its magnitude.
During the past week upwards of
twenty liens were filed here against
the C. P. R by workmen who h\vc
been employed on D,oidge ii Co'a contract These contractors havo skipped out leaving their men wholly unpaid. The 0. P. R is of course held
liable for the wages, but it will likely
be months before the case comes before
the County Court and if the company should decide to contest tho suit
tho workmen might as well whistle for
thr,ir Day.—Fort Steele Prospector.
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CEBTIFICATE OF.IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE:-Hilltop Fractional   Mineral
claim, t-iiu^tt' in the Slocan Mining
Division ol West Kootenay District.
Where located:   On  Mi.  Adams and
ml joining Uie Adams claim, 2 miles
southwest of Sandon.
Take notiee that I, Robert E. Palmer,
assent  for   George   Rlecmnn.   free
miner's certificate No. 79131, and (J. C.
Keleher, fre« miner's   certificate   No.
791152. intend sixty days from tli- date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvement* for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim.   And further take notice that action under section 37 intuit lie
commenced beforo the issuance of Mich
certificate of improvements.
Dated this 27th day of November, 1897
R. E. 1'ai.mkii, P. L. B.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE.—Sarah B. Mineral claim   situate in the Slocan Mining Divisir, i ol
West    Kootenay    District.      V\ here
located:     On   Mt.   Adams,  2     niles
southwest of .Sandon, and j adj iuing
the Brandon clinn.
Take notice that I, Robert E. V lmer,
as  agent   for   George   Sleeman,   free
miner's certificate No, 79131, and James
C. Keleher, free miner's iierliflcHte No.
70132, intend sixty days from ih« date
hereof to apply to (lie Milling Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grint ol
the above claim.   And further take no*
ties, that act ion'under section 37,must be
commenced before tbe issuance of such
certificate of improvements.
Dated tbis 27th day of November, 1B07
R. E. Palmlb, P. L. 8.
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NOTICE:—KatieD. Mineral claim, situate in the Slocan Mining Division o<
West Kootenay District. Where
located: On Ml. Adams, 2 miles
southwest of Sandon, adjoining the
Brandon claim.
Take notice that I, Robert E. Palmer,
as agent for George Sleeman, free
miner's certificate No. 79181, snd James
O. Keleher, free miner's certificate No,
79132, intend sixty day* from tbe date
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for ilia
purpose of obtaining s Crown Grant
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