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 L!  I.  ll'rl  m  I'.  ***���������*������-**  *   '      '-"ril    ~J-.'. ���������-������*  '<������������������,  Whole Numbei*. 385.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan. 8, 1898.  Price Five Cents  ROAD TO LEMON CREEL  TBE OITY COUNCIL WILL ASSIST  IT IN EVERY WAY.  A Petition Deceived For Ihc Deduction of  Battle Liquor Licenses.���������Matter teft  te the Incepting Council.  At the meeting ot the city council last  Monday a petition was sent in, addressed  to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands  and Works for the south riding of West  Kootenay, with the request that the city  council should give the subject its support. :��������� "���������.'������������������'. -  The petition was numerously signed  by mine owners, prospectors and business  men generally, and prayed for aid towards the construction of a wagon road  from Kootenay Lake up Six Mile Greek,  and crossing a low pass connecting aud  forming a means of ingress and egress  with the second north fork of Lemon  Creek, a total distance of thirteen miles.  The petitioners claimed that this road  would enable ma ny valuable mines' in  this section to be-some shippers at an  early date, including tbe Alpine group,  Nelson and Black Prince, Lucky George,  Tariff and several others, and would be  of great advantage to tbo community.  The council endorsed tbe petition and  agreed to help it on by every means in  their power. '��������� :\' \'  '_  A communication was read from tbe  Nelson Wine Cotasking that their license  be reduced from $400 to $200 per annum.  The letter set forth that there was uo  consumption ot liquor on the premises,,  nor did the company aim at this class of  trade. Their liquors were Bold in not  less than pint bottles, and while whole-  Bale houses could supply from a bottle  to a barrel of liquor, the license charged  tbem was but $100 per annum.  Aldennau Malone suggested that Mr.  Jtussel should take - out a wholesale license if be was not eaisfled with the present one. If the amount were to be reduced as suggested by Mr..Russell, there  would be five or six in the trade instead  of one as at present.  The mayor pointed out that tbe by-law  limited the number to two, and recommended that Mr. Russell should make  his application to the new council after  electon. Tbe other members of the council expressed tbe opinion'that tlie license  was too high, but concurred: with the  mayor that the applicaion should be  dealt with by the incoming council.  Chief of the < fire department Calkin  sent in his resignation, which was accepted. The Volunteer Fire Brigade  requested that W. J. Thompson be appointed to the office of chief. The recommendation wqs approved.  The pound keeper tendered his resignation, it wag accepted.  DURRANT IS DEAD.  He raid the Penalty for His Crime on the  Kcaflfeld.  Victoria-, B.C., January 7.���������[Special]���������  Theodore Durrant was executed at 10:35  today arid his last words were: ~,-^~ ���������  "I am innocent."  Mrs. Durrant was with,her son until  the lust. The parting was extremely  pathetic. His mother wept and embraced him time and time again.  He made a lengthy talk before his  execution and throughout it maintained  his innocence. His death was painless  and when the body was out down it was  received by Father Logan in the Roman  Catholic church.  HELD FOR BURGLARY.  two   Men   are Connallted  far  Trial by  Magistrate  Crease.  The Hudson Bay Company's store was  burglarized last Tuesday afternoon and  before evening Chief of Police McKinnon  bad two men behind the bars charged  with the offence.  ThenameB given by the prisoners  were Edward Evans and George Higgius  and on Wednesday their preliminary examination took place before Magistrate  Crease, who committed them for trial before a court of competent jurisdiction.  It appears that on the day mentioned,  Manager Bobson of the Hudson Bay  Company, with the permission of the  revenue offlcer.moved some bonded goods  so as to prevent tbem getting damaged  by water. A short time afterwards he  discovered that a robbery of about $200  worth of goods had been committed. The  articles taken consisted of whiskey, tobacco and groceries and Mr. Bobson at  once informed the chief of police.  : During that same evening the chief  located some of the stolen goods that  bad been sold under the representation  that they were salvage goods from the  Bteamer Nakusp. The chief soon had  the men under arrest and much Credit is  due him for his quick work.  KELSON BOARD OP TRADE.  Officer* Were Elected J*������t Wednesday.-  Meetlnc Next Week.  A meeting to reorganize the South  Kootenay board of trade wits held  Wednesday afternoon in the city hall.  The meeting, which was well attended was called to order by John A,  Turner, who after briefly stating the  objects of the organization called for  the election of 'officers. Mayor John  Houston acted as secretrry.  Officers were elected as follows:  president, John A. Turner; .vice-president, H. J. Evans; secretary-treasurer,  H. B. Thompson; executive committee,  Thomas Ward, P. J. Russell, George  Tunstall, Frank Fletcher, J. J. Malone,  A. Martin, J.--.-Lawrence, M. McKay,  M. DesBrisay, H..R. Bellamy, W.  Grant and C. A. Waterman.  Mo Lean & Co., waterworks contractors, sent in another bill for extras, a-  mounting"to $310. ,  The mayor wanted to know when they  were going to hear the last of these extras. He was under the impression that  tbe last bill of extras was the final one.  Who could say how many more they  would have. He thought the contractors  had been very liberally treated.  "The men should not be robbed out of  their dues." said Aid. Hillyer.  ���������'Whois trying to rob them?" asked  Aid. Fletcher. o  Aid. Hillyer said that if the contractors  had just claims they should be entertained.  The mayorbecame indignant and proceeded to review the work, showing that  the con tractors had been very liberally  dealt with.  It was decided to offer the contractors  $1112 in full settlement of all claims, and  to extend the time for the completion of  the work to the 81st. May. .  It was decided to petition the local  legislature in favor of opening up and  repairing the old trail from Nelson to  Ymir. _  Aid. Hillyer introduced an amendment  to the Traders' bylaw, providing that no  license be issued to pedlars, hawkers or  auctioneers without the sanction t of the  mayor. The amendment was carried but  will be submitted for legal advice before  final action is taken.  Adjourned until Monday afternoon.  Exports Via Kaslo.  The Kootenaian prints the the total  exports via Kaslo during the year 1897  They are as follows: Gross weight of  ore, pounds, 73,596,390; containing of  lead, pounds, 32,693,362; containing of  sflver, ounces, 3,701,670. of the value  of $3,099,836. This is exclusive of the  ore sent to Pilot Bay for concentration  of which the value has not been ascertained, and consequently does not  appear in the record. Following are  the figures showing the exports for  the year 1896: Gross weight of ore,  ���������> pounds, 23,344,524; containing of lead,  pounds, 10,786,291; containing of silver  ounces, 1,447,498; value, $1,110,116.  The meeting adjourned until Tuesday at 8 p.m. and an invitation to be  present was extended to everybody  who desires to become a member of the  organization.  IS  0. P. R. VOLUNTARILY  OUTS  TflE  RATE FROM EASTERN CANADA.  The  Company Eatabllnhen   a  Freighting  Rente Between Nelson nnd Fort  8teele-A Yalcon Circular.  Ammntmemt*. .  The Kaslo Dramitic Society will  present "The Private Secretary" at  Carney hall on Baker and Kootenay  streets tonight and it promises to be  an entertainment worth seeing. The  company' gave two performances in  Kaslo and the 'praise in local papers  was lavish. "The Private Secretary"  needs no introduction to the people of  Nelson most of whom have witnessed  the play. It is a mirth provoking  comedy and has always been a prime  favorite with the theatre going public.  From the time the curtain raises,  until it falls upon the last act, the  audience is kept'in a roar of laughter.  The people taking part in the performance are well adapted to their roles  and the affair is sure to be a grand  success. The play is to be givenunder  the auspices- of the Ladies' Aid of the  Kootenay .Lake General, Hospital.  The cast is as follows: _  Rev. Robert Spaulding, Mr. Burdick;  Douglas Cattermole, Mr. Andrews;  Mr. Gibson, Mr. Fletcher; Squire  Malier;. Harry Marsland, Mr. .Rolph;  Knox, the Bailiff, Mr. Rae; Uncle  Cattermole, Mr. Fraser; Mrs. Stead  and Eva Webster, Mrs. Fraser; Edith  Marsland," Miss Smith; Miss Ashford,  Mrs. Doty.  lemon Creek Concentrator.  It is now an undisputed fact that the  British Canadian Gold Fields Company  will erect a concentrator near the Lemon  Creek townsite early in the spring, the  machinery for which will be taken in on  the snow. The company is taking this  step in order to be in position to handle  the ore from their two properties���������tbe  Howard Fraction and the Golden Wedge.  Both of these properties are high grade  free milling gold propositions, and have  turned out wonderfully well.���������Sloean  CifcyKews.  The Canadian Pacific Railway has  voluntarily made material reductions  in freight charges on commodities  shipped from Eastern Canada to the  Kootenay country. The reductions  are those which the C.P.R. at the time  of obtaining the Crow's Nest charter  agreed to make when the Crow's Nest  line was completed to Kootenay river.  Under the agreement the reductions  would not be in effect for many  months to come, but the companycon-  cluded that they should go into effect  January 1,1898.  The reductions are from 10 to 33J  per cent and some of the commodities  affected are agricultural implements,  cordage, felt, household furniture,  glass, iron, paints and oils, building  paper, wire, woodenware, coal oil,  green and fresh fruits, rope etc.  The C. P. R. is opening a route to  Fort Steele by the new wagon road  from Armstrong's landing on Kootenay river. The steamer Nelson will  make the trip twice a week regularly  and also make intermediate trips when  necessary. On the regular trips the  boat will leave Nelson on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 9 a. in. An agent will  at once be appointed at Armstrong's  landing to look after the freight and  turn it over to the freighting company  ���������Porter Brothers. o  This direct connection with the Fort  Steele country, pending the construction of the Crow's Nest line, is a most  important thing to Nelson and will  open out a new field for local exporters. At present a considerable quantity of goods is going in from Golden,  Kalispel and Bonner's Ferry but' this  trade will in the future be secured to  Nelson. In anticipation of this new  route sorneof.Nelson's merchants bavt*  already sold a large quantity of goods  for that section. Mr. McDonald of the  C.P.R. left yesterday to go through  to Fort Steele and make all arrangements for the proper handling of. the  goods. w-  - ���������  The Canadian Pacific has published  a Klondyke tariff and the rates from  Vancouver via the Canadian Pacific  Navigation Co. are us follows: To Fort  Wrangle for flour, beans, pork and  general merchandise, $8 per ton and  85 for each dog; to Telegraph Creek,  $53 per ton and $10 for dogs; to Juneau  89 per ton and 85 for dogs; to Dyeu,  Skagway 810 per ton and 85 for dogs;  to St.- Michaels $100 per ton; to Dawson  City and Yukon points tor flour, beans  and pork $120 per ton and for general  merchandise $200 per ton. No rates  ui-e given for dogs to St. Michaels and  Yukon points.  NOMINATIONS NEXT MONDAY.  d. c. goebin's mm.  WILL SEE 10,000 MINERS EMPLOYED  AROUND NELSON.  Believe* That the roblle Sheald Pin It*  Faith to tew Crade Mine*.-Will  Bolld to Deaadary,  D. C. Corbio, president of the Nelson  & Fort Sbeppard railway, was a visitor  to Nelson last week.  In. speaking of the project to build to  the Boundary country be said that he  intended to apply for a charter for that  purpose and wonld build just as Boon as  conditions justified it. At present there  is not a sufficient business to justify the  expense but as there are many flue mines  in that district the probabilities are that  a road.could do a good business there  witbiu the next two years, lhe route  will not' be all Canadian but will extend  from Nortliport over the easiest grades  ou both sides of the line. Mr. Corbin  says that he does not care where he hauls  ore. He would as readily take ore from  the Colville country and bring it into  British Columbia for smelting if there was  an equal amount of money in it for him.  Is anybody wants to build a smelter  along, the line of the proposed road or  within a mile of it, he will haul as cheaply to it as to Nortbport.  He thinks the idea of on export duty  oa ore is absurd and would have a tendency to keep capital out of the country.  It is a matter that will eventually right  itself. Kootenay people should throw  nothing in the way of tbe development  of low grade mines. They should look  to tbe building of the Crow's Meat road  so that cheap fuel, etc., will make smelting in British Columbia as obeap as it is  on the other side. When this condition  bos been established smelters will in the  natural course of events. be built in  British Columbia. He looks forward to  the ."day, and- confidently believes that it  is utot far distant,, when 10,000 men will  be employed underground in that strip  of territory lying-between Nelson and  the'boundary. 'When this number is  ���������Ml^rod ho will apt care to boo) ore  but wi'il be well satisfied to haul supplies,  etc. It is a condition that can and will  be accomplished aud will be soon realized  by the people working to that end., For  general prosperity, the people of Kootenay should pin their faith to low grade  properties.   ANOTHER BRIO* BL00K-  Nantes F������r mayor and   Aldermen te be  Bwbntltted That Pay.  On Monday, January 10, at 12 o'clock  noon, Edward A. Crease, as returning  officer for the city of Nelson will receive  nominations at tbe city hall, for mayor  and alderman for the ensuing year.  The nominations are to be in writing,  subscribed to by two voters of the municipality as proposer and seconder aud  must be delivered to the returning officer  before 2 o'clock p.m. on the day mentioned. The offices for which nominations are to be made are mayor, three  aldermen from the east ward and three  aldermen from the westward. Although  tbe head of the ticket may remain the  same, the board of alderman will be  changed as at present the representation  consists of four members from the east  and two from the west wards. A number of citizens have been mentioned as  probable candidates for nldermanic  honors and in this event an election will  be necessary and will take--place, on  January 13 between the hours of 8 a.m.  and 4 p.m., the polls being in the Traves  block on Baker and Ward streets.  The persona qualified to be nominated  for and elected as aldermen shall be such  persons as are male British subjects of  the full age of tweiity-one years, and are  not disqualified under any law and have  been for the six months next proceeding  the day of nomination the registered  owner in the land registry office of land  or real property in tbe city of the assessed  value on the last municipal assessment  roll, of five hundred dollars or more, over  and above any registered incumbrance or  charge, and wlio are otherwise qualified  as municipal voters.  The list of voters consists of 226 in the  east ward an d 151 in the west ward.  jfew Incorporations.  Toqnart Mining Co. Ltd. Capital,  850,000 id 25 cent shares, j. Head office,  Victoria  To be fretted en tbe Center of Baiter and  Kootenay atreet*.  Kootenay Lodge, I. O. O. F, has appointed a committee composed of Dr.  Arthur, A H. Clement and O. M. Rosen-  dale to secure plans for a brick block on  lots 1 and 2 block 12 to be used for business and lodge purposes. The ground  area will be about 60x110 and the building is to be two or more stories. The  lower floor will be used as stores and the  lodge, and concert rooms will occupy the  second floor. Construction is to commence as soon as tbe phns have been  selected and approved. \\  i( Tbe new officers were installed last  Monday evening.  THE SECOND CLEANUP.  Keftiilt ������f a 44 !��������������� Day������ Kan at lite Fern  Nine.  Tbe second cleanup of tbe Fern mine  lias just been made and the total yield  for tbe three months has been $'28,500,  aud the expenses 812,000.  Tbe last cleanup covers a period of UK  days from November 14 to December 31t  1897. The bullion shipped amounted to  $9,631.93; concentrates, $1930.42; ore,  81608.03, making a total of 813,179,38  produced by the mine daring the 44^������  days. The bullion was in the shape of  gold bricks and xrai shipped through  the Bank of Montreal.  Tlie report of the mill run for 1068  hours shows the average number of tons  per day to have been 28.11 making a  total of 1251 tons milled. The free gold  was $7.70 per ton and concentrates S1.55  a total value ot 89-25 per ton. The average duty per stamp for 24 hours was 2.81  tons.  Mr. Iunes states that he expects to see  the output three times as great when the  cyaDide plant and another ten stamps are  working. The most important thing at  present is the cyanide plaut and this will  be in operation as soon as possible. Ore  Las been found in No. 3 tunnel 200 feet  before it was pxpected. It shows two  feet of good'shippiug ore and the depth  is 260 feet. -.A tunnel is now being run  that will tap the ore body 125 feet deeper than tunnel No. 3 and it is expected to  be in ore in five weeks. The report  sboVa that the average expenses are  about $4,000 per month but a large part  of this has been used in development and  exploration work.  00LTART BOUND OVER.  Blast Answer te the' Charge of libelling  Premier Taraer.  Victoria, B. C, Jan. 7. (Special)���������Ian  Coltart wai to lay bound over for trial btS  fore the first court of competent jurisdiction to answer to the charge of criminally libelling Premier Turner. Summons was served on Mr. Bostock yesterday and the hearing of the charge against  W. C. Nicoll, editor of the Province, is  now proceeding.  DEATH OF OAPT. HALL.  lost His lire In tbe le   Bel Mine Lent  Wedne������day.  Capt. William E. Hall, superintendent  of the Le Boi mine at Rosslaod, was  killed at 520 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by falling down the main shaft from  the surface to the 600 foot level.  Capt. Hall aud the foreman. Nick Tre-  jfear, who had been making an inspection of the mine, rode to the top ou one  of the skips. Tie foremon stepped safely  on the floor, and walked to the shaft  house, a few feet distant, but Capt. Hall  stepped on a narrow beam, 10 inches  wide, which separates the two compartments. A moment later he lost his footing and fell to the bottom, landing fairly  across'the skip which was standing there.  The remains were badly mutilated and  scarcely recognizable.  The body was shipped to Butte for interment. The coroners jury yesterday  rendered a verdict of accidental death.  The death of Capt. Hall is looked upon  as a public calamity and to the La Boi  company, bis loss is a serious one. He  leaves a wife and five children to mourn  his 1o*b.       Milling News.  The Stranger at tbe head of Jackson  basin has entered the list of shippers.  Tbe place of business of the Byron N.  White Co. has been changed .from Nelson  to Sandon.  The claims against the O. K. Gold  Mining Co. will be adjusted on Wednesday JunuRTy 12 at Victoria.  lhe Le Roi mine on January 12 will  pay another dividend of 850,000. It is  the 2?ud dividend and briopa tlie fotnl up  to-8725,000.  Tie Silver Hill group on Canyon- creek  near Crawford bay has been purchased  by the London Consolidated Gold Fields  Exploration & Mining company.  The Montezuma mill and tram at  South Fork have started up and the  shipment ot concentrates will commence  at once.   The capacity is 80 tons per day.  Tbe Morning aud Evening claim on  Toad mountain is now down 75 feet ouan  inclined shaft and four men are engaged  in taking out ore which will probably be  shipped to the Nelson smelter this  month. This chum has produced some  of the richest gold ore ever seen in the  d strict.  Mr. Kehoe, expert of the Canadian Exploration nnd Development" Co. has returned from a visit to the Northern  Light Group on Forty-niue creek and in  all probability the property will pass from  the Bright Prospects Company to Mr.  Keboe's company. The selling price is  850,000.  A strike of importance is reported in  the lower tunnel ot the Silver King mine  It is an ore body at least 20 feet wide  and 200 or 300 feet in length. It was run  upon unexpectedly, not having been  located by the diamond drills nnd is said  to be the richest silver ore ever encountered in the mine.  The Tennessee claim near Ymir has  temporarily shot down wt ax owing to the  fact that the hands after receiving their  pay, skipped out without giving notice to  the management or the storekeepers in  Ymir. Another force will be put to work  at once and a new trail will have to be  broken to the mine.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AND  AROUND NELSON.  Brier   Mention   er < ���������annenlngs la  the  District Baring the rant  ���������even Bays.  January 8���������Silver 57 cents, lead$3.55  Mr. George Neelands and wife left  tor Victoria yesterday.  F. C. Innes of Spokane was a.visitor  to Nelson last Tuesday.  Wilfred F. Brougham of Nelson has.  been appointed a notary public.  On Monday last a daughter km born  to the wife of Mr. George Ritchie.  Gold Commissioner Dennis is in  Victoria much improved in health and  will return to Nelson in a few days.  The provincial jail is rapidly Rearing completion and will soon be ready  to be handed over by Contractor Dins-  dale.  Inspector Wm. Burns, B. A. of the  educational department arrived in  Nelson last Tuesday. He will make  his home here.  "The Private Secretary" at Carney  hall tonight under the auspices of the  Ladies' Aid of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital.  Advices from Victoria are to the  effect that there is a strong feeling in  favor of an export duty on ore as  against the Nortbport smelter.  Mrs. Duncan, wife of Capt. Duncan,  was knocked down by a sled on Stanley street, Friday of last week and in  the fall her ankle was sprained.   ���������  F. M. Ohadbourn has removed his  office from Victoria street and i������ now  located with Messrs. Applewhaite,  Sherwood & Co. on Baker street.  The proprietors of the Castle brewery inform The Miner that the valu-  ation.on its building was 8L000 short,  this would bring the total up to 9207,-  483.   *     .      "-'��������� ���������  A. Fetland has purchased the fotar*  est of his late partuer, N. Timmlns,  and will now conduct the business  alone. Mi*. Titnmins left for the east  last Monday.  A soldier named Hansen vTirfcnrtcd  with military honors by the Salvation  Army on Monday. The deceased was  a young man and bad been ailing for  some time.   He died at the hospital.  Magistrate Crease last Tuesday fined  A. J. Marks $5 and costs for assaulting J. T. Richardson. He stated that  he made the fine light on account of  the attitude of the prosecuting wit-"  ness during the progress of the  fight.  The work of securing ice for the  skating rink this year has been attended with much greater success than last  year. During the past week the ice  has been yery good and if the cold  weather shows any signs of continuing  Mr. Donogh will probably arrange  for an ice masquerade in the near  future.  The Whitewater Deal.  Negotiations are on for the sale ot the  Whitewater mine, located in the Sloean  district. The prospective purchasers are  the London and British Columbia Gold  Fields Company; Limited, the deal being  manipulated by J. Boderick Robertson,  representing that strong .English company. Tue Whitewater group was examined several months ago by S. S. Fowler, engineer for the company, and  about three weeks ago by J. D. Kendall,  consulting engineer for the same corpor-  tion. Favorable reports were Eent by  both gentlemen and an option was given  to the London and BritishColumbiaGold  Fields Company, Limited, till tbe 3d instant. Tbe purchasing price has not yet  been made public.  Attorneys Appointed.  Raven Copper & Gold Co. (For.)  Knowlton of Vancouver, B- C.  Pyramid Kootenay Mining Co.  B. Thompson.  A. B.  HeDry  SHIPMENTS FOR TBE TEAR.  C'attemHoMNe Reporter the Ore Rxaerted  Daring IW.  The total values of ore and matte ex*  ported from West Kootenay during the  year 1897 according to the figures of the  Nelson customs house are as follows:  Quarter ending March 31,1897,11,916-  018.  Quarter ending June 30, 1899, $1,309-  085.  Quarter ending September 30, 1897,  11,933,246.  Quarter endiug December, 31, 1897,  $2,454,965.  Total for the year $7,613,344.  In addition to tbe above should be  added the exports via Nakusp prior to the  time it was included in the Nelson district, during which period tbe reports  were made to New Westminster. There  should also be added exports via Bevel-  stoke since the date of Nakusp being  made a sab port. These exports probably  amounted to $1,000,000 or more so that  the grand total for the year would be  overi*$,600,000.  Tbe   Delight Crean.  The Delight gronp on Toad mountain  expects to be in ore next week. Fonr  men are now working in the tunnel which  is in 160 feel and it is expected that the  ledge will be encountered in 25 ft. more.  The surface gives assays ranging from  $16.90 to $64 in gold, copper and silver  and the owner, J. McCreath, says that if  the surface indications are an index ot  wbat may be found below, he will be  shipping ore to the Nelson smelter before  60 days.  .-' j ���������*-- THE MINER, NELSg^  B, C, SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 189$,  Wat JtTincr.  THE MINEtt is priaLoil on SaUrtkiys, and  will be mailed to any atldres.s in Canada or  the United States for one year en receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies fire cents.  CONTRACT ADVKRTISKMJCNTS inserted  ������t the rate of ������1 per column incli i>er month.  TRANSIENT ADVKRTISEMENTS inserted  nt tho rate of lacents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cent*, per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period thnn three months are  classed transient.  A1,L COiiarU'NICATIOXS to the Editor must  bo accoinpaiiied l>y tlie name and address  of tlie -writer, not necessarily for publication, out as evidence of good faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows tlie dale on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit nnd see that the  date is changed, which should he sullloieiit  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in fli-sL-ralc style at the  shortest notice.  Aooneas  The Hiner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  %i  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F.&A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Visiting brethren invited.  G. L. Ljsnnox, Secretary.  I.  O. O. F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. Hi, meets every Monday night,  at   their. Hall, Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  NELSON   LODGE  No. 25, K. of  P.,  \amects in Castle hall, McDonald block  aevery Tuesday evening at 3 o'clock,  JA11 visiting knights cordially invited,  J. W. Thomi-sox. CO.  (820) Geo. Paktridgc, K. of R.and S.  NRLSON  LODGB.   T. O. G. T.      Meets in  Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday  (���������veiling  at S o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially invited, . John R. Grbbn, "  Chief Templar.  John TKi,*'oiti>, Scc'y.'  SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1893.  THE CAPITAL OF KOOTENAY.  The books of travel written by flying visitors to foreign countries art  proverbial, and as long as the amazing statements and distorted facts do  nobody'any harm they afford a good  subject.-for merriment. At the same  time through ignorance or carelessness it good deal of injury may result,  and wc are therefore obliged to criticise somt^temarks which Mr. McMillan  has been making ab the Imperial Ins  tifcute. Mr. McMillan delivered V lecture there upon'the'subject of mining  matters in British Columbia and upon  Hossland in particular. Now there is  no harm whatever in lecturing upon  Ttnssland, if anyone can-ke'toiiirt to  listen. It is n most interesting place  realiyf The story of its growth is  wonderful and its future prosperity as  displayed by its daily press is truly  marvellous and in fact it is a busy  mining towg^,bub what we"' have to  cowpltttfirrjris that Mr. McMillan described it as the capital of Kootenay,  which it certainly is not.  Nelspn is the capital of this district  and it is unfair to its many merchants  and other business people that they  should be thus passed oyer by a peri  patetic and possibly interested lecturer in London. The agent general,  Mr.Ji'ot'besGeorge^Vei-non.-was.inthe  chair. No one expects hint to know  anything at all, therefore it is no wonder that he allowed the amazing statement to pass unchallenged.  Possibly if Kossland were ten years  old and Nelson was only three, Ross  ' land might be the c:ipit;il, but as it  Imppens the seat of the local government is at Nelson. The supreme court  sittings and assizes are held at Nelson  the'gaol is ab Nelson and the head  offices of the Canadian Pacific Railway and many wholesale firms are at  Nelson. Still in spite of all these  things there are more people in Ross-  land, at least so it is said, and it may  he-claimed that the bulk of business is  transacted there. Of this however a  very certain measure is ab band in-the  shape of the amounts of duty collected  on imports at the various customs  houses in Kootenay. Here are the  figures for the last six months of 1S97  made up to within one day of the end  of the half year. Waneta, 86301.8-1;  Rykerts, $840.50; Rossland, S37G94.96;  Trail, 814345.-73; Nakusp, $9185,52;  Kaslo, 837502.23; Nelson, $59220.97.  Nelson therefore imports nearly  twice as much as-any, other'' town  Kaslo and Rossland are nearly equal  This appears to prove pretty conclusively that Nelson is not only the head  quarters of the Kootenay from a political and official standpoint, but she is  also the central depot in trade and  commerce. AVe have no desire whatever ];tp suggest that llossland is -unworthy of the great reputation which  her surrounding mines have made for  her. She is also one of Ne.son's host  customers,- It is perhaps a little hard  onher that irresponsible people should  seek to clothe her .in garments which  really do not belong to her.  to the wretched condition of having  nothing to sell. Fancy a ltosslander  without a mine to sell. Such a  wretched state of affairs is too terrible  to think of. Why the very papers  would have to sell their big type and  the occupation of the bootnster would  begone. ^  lb used to be a matter for regret that  our American cousins were gobbling  up everything in the country and that  English capital would not look at what  we had to offer them. But it seems as  if the tide bad turned and now English capital is pouring in at a rate that  astonishes people, and buying up at a  good price all the properties hitherto  dcvelorjcd by Americans.  The British American Corporation  is certainly the strongest, financially,  th.-it has as yet operated in this  country and.if it conducts its business  wisely and well ib cannot fail to be the  means of advancing lis to a very prominent position in the mining market.  It asked for ������1,500,000 aud this amount  it is said, was subscribed three times  over. This success was of course  hugely owing to the names of bwo of  its distinguished directors, but it is  possible that the fame of this country  may have guided some of the subscribers who were only waiting to go  in under good auspices.  Golden Wedge, Little Bonanza, Tariff,  Golden Ledge, Two Brothers, Two  Friends and others. At present communication with either side, Sloean  hike or Kootenayjdutlet, is extremely  difficult and it is impossible to bring  out ore. It is said that if facilities  were provided there would be plenty  to come out. The proposed road will  be nearly 13 miles long and will cost  some $10,090. The petition we are  glad to see is being well signed.  NELSON Oi  * 'RON      WO *8  KELSON, B. 0.  Iron a Mil Brass Casting* of Every Oexcrlp-  (iuu.   Kcpalrtt  nnd   Jobbing  832 A SrECIALTY.  AN AGITATED PAPER.  It is to be hoped that the constitution of our esteemed contemporary  the Rossland Miner is sound, .because  if it is at all faulty in the neighborhood say of the heart ib 'would seem to  be in danger from the extremes of joy  and depression to which it is alternately exposed. Of course we know,  for our contemporary has often said  so, that Rossland is the railway centre  of North America���������or is it British  Columbia?���������we torget for the moment  which, but it is immaterial, and yet if  it had not been for the Rossland Miner  bhe C.P.R. was actually going to pass  it by, at least that is the song that the  R. M. sang a short time ago. And a  dismal dirge it was, sometimes rising  almost iuto frenzy in its descriptions  of Rossland's greatness and anon paralysed with paroxysms of pity over the  crass stupidity of the men who guide  the destines of Canada's greatest highway. At last bhe stubborn Van  Hornian (or should it be Horny)  breast was moved by these touching  appeals to sense, to justice and to business abilities and it was announced by  the R. M.) that bhe C.P.R. was going  bo build immediately (in capital letters)  into Rossland. Possibly not a direct  line straight from Montreal but still  sufficiently direcb to help out the  great railway centie idea. Some how  or other a week or two passed and  sbill bhe line was not built. Possibly  some few other thousands of miles of  line required attention. The C. P. R.  officials ought to have known that the  Kossland line was more important  than all the rest but they have always  been���������or perhaps we should say, have  sometimes been���������according to the R,  M., a pigheaded lot, and (at this particular juncture) plainly neglected their  duty. At last however a party of C.  P. R. surveyors actually appeared on  the scene and then all was joy. Large  head lines fluttered in the breeze  around the column tops of the R. M.  and the Editor (excuse the familiarity,  brother) modestly permitted himself  for once to cock his hat on one side  and saunter down the main street of  Kossland assuming the_ jaunty air of  the man who broke bhe bank of���������no  we beg pardon���������-the man who controlled the C. P. R. and, bent its stubborn rulers to his will. Still two or  even twenty surveyors do not make a  railway and now some few weeks have  passed, weeks it is true of frost and  snow and ice, and the railway is not  even begun, much less finished, and  once more the perfidy of Shaugh-  nessy and the duplicity of Van Home  and various other-sins and omissions  of other individuals have become the  theme of the much agitated sheet.  Some day no doubt the rumbling  engines of the great railway will shriek  their way into Rossland and then,  bursting through the serried ranks of  the welcoming crowd, a youth will  rush forth, and throwing himself into  the arms of the conductor will exclaim  'at last' with his dying breath.  WHOLESALE BUYING.  If things go on ab Rossland as they  have been doing-lately it.wiH be useless to go there for properties to buy.  The big syndicate organized by ]\lr.  Mcintosh will havebought everything  up and the Rosslanders will be reduced  In return for tile Crow's Nest Pass  charter, certain reductions in freight  rates were required of the C. P. R. on  goods coming from Eastern Canada  into Kootenay. These reductions were  to come into force, as soon as the new  line reached Kootenay lake. The work  of construction is still some considerable way from the lake but the railway has made the reductions amounting on an average of twenty per cent,  The great company is nob always the  grasping, greedy corporation it is  sometimes made out to be.  "Just  Opened"  THE FERN  CIOAR   STORE  Next door to Spokane Northern ticket offlce  We carry a full line of        TYkharrnc  English and American    ��������� VU������*<vU������  Imported and Domestic CIOASS  Gie^n M0HER& BLISS  8!B  NEW  YEAR  flusical   Instruments  VIOLINS  GUITARS  MANDOLINS  BANJOS  The Heintzman & Co. Piano has  that soft, sweet, full tone which is  only found in the genuine "H>iutz-  man & Co." Piano. ^'  Call  and  see  them  at  Thomson Stationery Co.  A petition is being circulated pray-  iiifr for the construcbion of a wagon  road up Six Mile creek. The construction of this road will be of great benefit to the many claims lying on the  high land between the head of Lemon  creek and bhe Kootenay outlet. The  best known group of claims in bhat  locality is the Alpine, bub besides these  on which a good deal of work is being  done, there are  the Lucky George,  LIMITED.  Sft!  G. D. CURTIS  PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  GHKISTIE & ANNABLE, INSURANCE,  Keal Estate and Kental AkbbU District  Agent Canada Life Assurance f-Company  Money to loan.   Oil Ice opposita Poet Office.: WO  *.rTTTfTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT^  II. HOLDICH. ASSAYEK AND ANA-  L.   lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,  NO-  i,   tary Public, Sloean CHy. m  Mh. GKIMMETT, IX. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Eto., Sandon  B. C. I43**  EM. SAND1LANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire  Insurance   and Mining  Broker,  Sandon, II. C. 500  F  LKTCHER S. ANDREW'S, BARRISTER.  ^ Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent for the Cana  dian Kire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Sloean City. B.C.  (34U  GORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. 4, over  Thomson 5c Co.'s Bookstore. 614  F. C. GAMBLE jr. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY.  M.lnst.C.K.   M.Can. Soc.C.E. Assoc. M. Inst-C.B.  M. Am. Soc. C.E.   l'.L.S.forIl.C. 1M..S. for B.C.  (Late Rts. ling. 1>P- of 1'ub. Wks. Rossland. B.C.  of Canada in 1VC.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,     ������     ������     ������  9     PROVINCIAL IAND SURVEYORS.  Accountants and General Agents.  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.  NELSON -       (7871      ��������� B. C.  After....  Stock-Taking  YOU   WILL  REQUIRE A  New Set of Books  AN  ������BOHITECTE=������  ou ��������� ve* tmok sow hook store.  Office or Pocket Diary  AND PERHAPS  A Typewriter?  We tf aVe Theijt  ;"> ��������� ���������. ��������� ���������   ���������.��������� ������������������.���������'������������������-���������*  CANADlDW&IOOiGO.  831  LIMITED.  A FULL LINE OF  ENGWSH  Just received at the  POST OFFICE 0IGAB STOIQ;,    ���������   S, J, MIGrETQN  B  UV A  FARfl  A Paradise for  the  Homeseeker and  Sportsman  koqtMay  We  have  26,000 acres   of choice  FARMING   LAND  For Sale at prices ranging  from  $2.50  to $30 per acre.  EASY TERMS: Five yearly payments. Six per cent. Interest.  CROWS'  NEST   PASS   RAILROAD  runs through  our   lands, nnd  the  richest  Mining  Country in British Columbia.  NOW   18   THE   TIME  TO   BUY.   Don't  miss this chance,  but get a liome while  land is cheap. '"���������   : ������  ^^ Full information.^with^maps and-particulars ���������������������������:���������--;-=���������������������������-���������.������-������������������=���������--=-==-  OF   LONDON.    ���������NQL4NO.  T.     G.     PROCTER/   MANAGE* SIC  Bilker Street    ...      -      -      -      -    NELSON, P. C.  c  o  C  a  p.  u  0)  ���������w  C  X  Where to get it.  CARSS MACKINAW  WHEN   BUYING  MINERS' 0E LUMBERMEN'S CLOTHING  The only Genuine Mackinaw  Manufactured    in     Canada.  CARSS MACKINAW  Stamped on Every Garment  Not Genuine unless so  Stamped.      See    that    you  Get it.       .... :   > ;'��������� ���������-   .'.'"���������...    ,!  W. CARSS & CO., ORILLIa, ONT.  c J. A. Giiker's,  Nelson  o  (A  "<3.  o  .U.  ������  ���������3  X  Q ROC ERIE 5  Meats, Teas, Coffees. Fruits and Vegetables, dried  and canned, and other Groceries. A first class  assortment.  783  SOLE AGENTS   IN   KOOTENAY   FOR -  Okel!   &   Horris'   Jams,   Pickles,   etc./-  ... ���������' ���������      KOOTENAY SUPPLY  CO.  <T^>  H. M. VINCENT  Merchant Tailor  BAKER   STREET NELSON  805  ^Illi-Illillilllllillill'llillllllllilllillllXIXllIlllI  ^  *T  FAl L -  1  V  s  V  V  N  S  S  S  s  s  V  V  V  V  V  V  \  1  \  \  \  ^  ^  To    call   at    the   NELSON    SHOE    CO.   when    anything   is  required  in  the  line of   footwear.  OUR   PRICES    SUIT    EVERYBODY.  THE   NELSON   SHOE   CO.  Opposite  Hudson's  Bay  Co.  576  r��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������ ���������>������������������+������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<  FOR A (HFt  Buy  him  a  Pair of Slippers  Silk Handkerchief  Gladstone Traveling: Bag  Salisbury        "  Club  Silk Umbrella   Silk Tie  Pair of Cuff Links  Or any of the Hundred and One  useful  things that we have that  are within reach of the most limited means  P. 6. STORE 2 J. A. GU.KER  :  :  ���������  ���������  ���������  t  !  I   Aluminum Ware |  I    We hiive just received an importation of Aluminum Ware direct IS  It from the factory^  comprising *  I    CAMP OUTFITS      TEA KETTLES I  I TEA POTS CHILDREN'S SETS J  f  NAPKIN   RINQS SPIRIT  LAiVlPS,   Etc. f  I       Aluminum Ware  DOES  NOT CORRODE OR TARNISH. I  S        It  is  three  times  lighter  than  iron, three and a half times I  f       lighter, than   copper   and   four  times   lighter than silver. ^  I���������: .a   '.��������� t  w   Call and see  our stock. 733 *  I NELSON  HARDWARE CO. ������  In Wt������Hlaq Q\ir WumTotag cit������^oiyiT������.  A HAPPY NEW YEAR  We would like tbem and the PuWio  iu general to remember that our  Stock is Complete and Prices Right  uAJNJJx   during next week very^ cheap.  M. Des Brisay & Co.  SOS  C. E. MALLETTE  G.E.  W. R. JOHNSON  &CO.  DEALERS   IN  HAY '���������# FEED p AND ^ PBODTJOE  Fresh Butter, Eggs and Vegetables always in 1  Stock at Lowest Market Rates.    Agents Lion  Brewery,  Rossland, B. C.  BAKER STREET,   ,    NELSON, B.C.  STRIOTCY  WHOLESALE  "35TEEiS03ST.  GOAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointed agents for the Northern Pacific Coal Company,  any orders left with us will have prompt attention.  G&MBLE & 0'EEILLY, Baker St., Nelson.  We are also agents for the Victor"Oil Co., Ltd., manufacturers ot  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricants  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America, The Imperial  insurance Company, Ltd., of London, England, The Canada Accident  Assurance Company.  690  ... Plate Glass Assurance ... THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. JAN. 8, 1898.  MINIM TRANSFERS.  Whore no consideration is named in transfers  the noralnul sum of SI is to be understood.  _ Knftlo.  Dec 20���������  Sloean Chief No 10. Kootenay Queen���������Notico  of lien by Bert Pearson.  Montezuma Frac,, Montezuma No. 2, Vera  Cruz No 2, Buena Vesta No 2���������M McMickcn,  l> h Patrick. E C Hughes, K Pocho to Kaslo  Montezuma Mining nnd MillinK Co., $5.  Afton and Lucky���������L Li Patrick  to Kaslo  Montezuma Mining and Milling Co.  Dec 21-  ' I     Imperial Cneeso���������Oscar Larn to H Cuthbert.  v--  Water Fail���������A H Jarnagin to H Cuthbert  If    Agreement between L A Jarnagin and H  Cuthbert ro Hidden Trcnsuro and Eaetor.  Toronto Boy }, Corinthian and It F���������W A  Morklcy to Chas. M. Field.  Dee 22-  Carson���������\V H Carson to Thos AV'all, 3.  Carson���������W H Carson to Carl Nelson and Wm  Nelson.  Dec 23-  High Bluff-Walter Clongh to H W Chapman. 3-16. '   '   ,  Tony���������Walter Clongh to H W Chapman, 3-10  Dec 30-  Mogul, Mogul fraction���������J N Franklin toC W  Greenlee, i, $10.  Mogul���������J H Moran to N K Franklin, J,  Mogul Fraction���������N S Tucker to same, i.  Silver Bell, Norfolk, S & N fraction, Siincoe,  Green Crown���������C C Spearing, R M McDonald  E Todd, Ii L Workman, M Johnson to London  ConsGFExplandMCoLd. 899,790,  Kingston and Corean���������Extension; of limo to  April 1 on option to J A Mitchell,  Alaska and I etra-W R Parnell to S D Lan-  decker,  Lavina, Iron Cap and Rutliio Bell���������L Booker  to Alphersyn Booker, 5-32, $2,152.30.  Horsefly, Portland, Waverly���������C L Brush to C  KHonry, \. :  Myrtle R and TennleC���������J L Montgomery to  J L EctallHck, an option to purchase or acquire  and from Retallack to J Roderick Robertson  tho same privilege  Alaska���������S I> Lnndccker to J J Casey, }.  Pontiao and Tecumsie���������J L Alexander to  Martin J Hentli, J.  Same���������Martin Henth to Francis Heap, power  of attorney to bargain, sell or transfer. -  Blocnu City.  Dec 23 -  Golden Wedge and Highland���������Henry Smith  to Win Brascb, J.  Deo 21-  Two Friends- W E Eoio to Edward Murphy,  18, . ,; ,* ,v -'"  ''  Dec28--   .-  Florence J, Ontario }���������D McKinnon to C N  , McMillon.  Dcc29-  Cedar���������Ed Brown to D Mowat, 1.  Koaslaad.  Dec27-  Iron Duke���������Houry L Lillcnthal to M J Burns.  Copper Cup-G F Whitcman to H R Ham ill  5-8.   ,  Tyler Hill-A G Smith to same, 5 6,  Deo 28���������    -'  Midnight, fraction���������David Halady to James  Williams, 1.  Wardner fraction���������J J Honagcr ani  Alex  WilsontoPA Silvcrstono,-J.  Wardner fraction 4, Midnight fraction J���������J S  Williams to P A Silvcrstono..  ,    Corrinna���������L P Davis and M J Mulheron to P  i A Silvorstone,  -    Corinna 1, Sunday 29, Reliance and Success  5-36, Zebra J, Monk 1, Wardner 3-16. Midnight  ' fraction 4-18���������P A Silverstono to L Levy.  ;    British Chief and Sunbeam���������Thomas Black  to Ralph White, j).  Trail i, British Chief, Black Prince, Sunbeam  and Copper King J���������Thomas Black to E S Top-  Sunset No 2, Alabama���������Michael C Conway to  ! Howard C Walters,}. ^  Same���������n C Walters to Canadian GoldQelds  j limited, J-.  St Charles-Chas Hay ward to D McGee, J,  Sundown and Syndicate���������D McGee   to   M  I Conway, J,  iDec 29���������   .,  Gladiator-D AV-SioLeoa to A B Railton.  Butte fractioni-J A Flneli to Virginia G M  (Co.'  Victor traction���������Licnell H Webber to BC  [Bullion Extracting company.  IDec30- . 1  . :."   -��������� ^,_=^.-^-^_^  Helana No 2���������Chas J Johnson to Chas Freiberg, 92500.  Black Hawk, Welcome Stranger���������A B Rail-  l.on, toll Miller.  |������ftii3���������  Ramshorn-B C M & M Co to L L Rand.  Fxtrn provincial (tonipanlcK.  (LICENSES)  "B. C. Development Co., Ltd. Capital  Istock, ������3O.0O!fm>������l shares. Head office,  ���������London, Bng. J. R. Mitchell, Vancouver, attorney.  B. C. Agency Ltd. Capital stock  leiOO.OOO in ������1 shares. Head office, Lon-  liou. Eng. B. Bon throne, Vancouver,  [attorney.  B. C. (Roasland and Sloean) Syndicate  |Ltd. Capita), ������25,000 in ������1 shares,  lflead offlce, Kossland. A. J.. McMillan,  If. L. G. Abbott, and C. B. McNeill,  [ittorneys.  Klondyke, Mining, Trading and Trans-  ['wrtation Co. Ltd.   Capital, ������250,000 in  ������1 sbaree.    Head office London, Eng.  I Ashton, Victoria, attorney.  Adventurers of B. C. Capital ������25,000 in  ������G1 Bbares. - Head offlce, London, Eng.  lorace E Newton, Nelson, B.C.,attoraey.  Cornith Mines Ltd.   Capital ������100,000  |in ������1 shares.   Head office London,'Eng.  E. Evans  and Mel.  M.  Campbell,  [Vancouver, attorneys.  Hall Mines Ltd. Capital ������300,000 in  Ifil shares. Head office, London. Provincial office Nelson. ,  Koctenay Ore Co. Ltd. Capital ������25,-  |MX) in ������10 sbares. Head office, London,  |Eng.   George Alexander, Kaslo,attoniey.  (REOISIBArrON)  Paris Belle GMCo.   Capital $SOO,000  a $1 sbares.     Head  office,  Spokane,  |Wasb.      J.    B.   McArtbur,  Eosslaad,  attorney.  Phoenix G M Co.   Capital $500,000 in  Jl sbares.   Head office Spokane, Wasb,  |f. B. McArtbur, Rossland, attorney. ���������-  Star    Exploration    and   Mining  Co.  Japital   850,000 in   81 sbares.    Head  ['office.,  Terre Haute,  Indiana.     E.  E.  ^"Wooton, Victoria, attorney.  Chenango Mining Co. Capital $1,000,-  ?000 in SI shares. Head office, Waneta.  j,Fred Adie, attorney. .  Great Western Mining Co.     Capital  81,000,000   in   $1 sbares.    Head  Spokane, Wash.    C. F. Jackson, Roso  land, attorney.  Irou Mask G M Co. Capital 8500,000  io $1 sbares. Head office Spokane,  Wasb, S. W. Hall, Rossland, attorney.  Ontario GM Co. Capital 81,000,000  in 81 sbares. Head office Spokane,  Wash. J. B. McArtbur, Rossland,  attorney.  Republic GM Co. Capital $750,000 in  81 sbares. Head office Spokane, Wash.  W. T. Smitb, Boundary, attorney.  St. Mary's MiningCo. Capital$600..  000 in $1 shares. Head office Spokane,  Wash. Ross Thompson, Rossland, attorney.  Virginia G M Co. Capital $500,000 in  81 shares. II. N. Fellows, Rossland,  attorney. .  West Le Roi and JV>sie Consolidated  Mining Co. Capital $500,000 in $1  shares. Head offlce Spokane, Wasb.  C. F. Jackson, Rossland, attorney.  Wonderful Group Mining Co. Capital  81,000,000 in 81 shores. Head office  Sandon.   E. J. Field, attorney.  American Boy Mining Co. Capital  81,000,000 in 81 Bbares. Head office  Cody, B.C.   II. Cailagban, attorney.  Big Three G M Co. Capital 83,500,000  in $1 shares. Head office Rossland. W.  T. McDonald, attorney.  Boundary Creek MiningCo. Capital  $1,000,000 in 81 shares. Head office  Spokane, Wash. L. I. Ostroski, Greenwood, B.C., attorney.  Butte Gold Copper Mining Co. Capital 81,000,000 in 81 shares. Head office  Spokane, Wasb. A. B. Irwin, Rossland,  attorney.  California G M Co. Capital $2,500,000  in $1 shares. Head offlce Spokane,  Wasb. W. T. McDonald, Rossland,  attorney.  Canadian King G M Co. Capital  81,200,000 in $1 Bbares. Head office  Spokane. A. W. Boyd, Erie, B. C. attorney.  Empire Consolidated Mining Co.  Capital $500,000 in 810 shares. Head  offlce Spokane, Wasb. J. W. Smith,  Ainswortb, attorney.  Giant Mining Co. Capital $1,000,000  in $1 shared. Head office Taooma, Wash.  Jens Olsen, Ymir, B. C, attorney.  Josie-Mao Mining Co. Capital 8600,-  000 in 81 shares. Head office Spokane,  Wash. W. J. McDonald, Rossland,  attorney.  Kootenay-Tacoma L. C Mining Co.  Capital 81,000,000 in Si shares. Head  office Tacotna, Wash. Jens Olsen, Ymir  B. C. attorney.  Jumbo G M Co. Ltd. Capital $500,000  in $1 sbares. Head offlce Spokane. H.  W. Fellows. JElossland, attorney.  Laurier Mining and Milling Co. Capital $600,000 iu $1 shares. Head office  Spokace, Wnsb. A. Stalberg, Ainswortb  attorney.  Le Roi Mioing and Smelting Co.  Capital 82,500,000 in $5 shares. Head  offlce Spokane. W. E- Hall, Rossland,  attorney.  Miller Creek Mining Co. ^Capital  81,000,000 in $1 shares. Head office  Spokaue, Wash. E. J. Field, Sandon,  attorney.  Old Ironsides Mining Co. Capita]  $1,000,000 in $1 sbares. Head offlce  Spokane, Wash. J. F. Hemenway,  Greenwood, B.C., attorney.  Olga G M and M Co. Capital $1,000,-  000 in $1 Bbares. Head otRoe Tacoma,  Wash. J. W. Rolt, Rossland, attorney.  Sullivan Group Blining Co. Capital  _$2,500,000���������Jn _$1^ sbares.Il Head^offlces  Spokane, Wnsb. "W. E. Hall, Rossland,  attorney. ;., -���������     ���������     ���������   ':  Ttoc |. O. F. ������| Trull.  Tbe following officers have been elected by the Independent Order of Foresters at Trail:       0.  D.C.S.C. Ranger���������D. F. Jelly.  Court Deputy Supreme Court Ranger  ���������0. A. MoAnnnlly.  Chief Ranger���������C.E. Heard.  Past Chief Ranger���������W. J. Devitt.  Vice Chief Ranger���������W. H. Colgan.  Physician (Court)���������Dr. Hoyes.  Chaplain���������A. B. McKenzie.  Treasurer���������H. V. LeMaistre.  Financial Secy���������Geo. Browi'  DEESSMAKINa PARLORS  Miss Emma Smitb begs to say  that she bas removed her Parlors to the Traves' Block,  Baker St., upstairs, where she  will be pleased to meet all her  old customers and many new  ones.  si-2        ~m\ Tirr~ kmma smith.  Do you want Type? Do you want tak?  Do you want to trade Pressed?  Do you want to trade Paper Callers*  Do you want anything: in the Printing Machin  ery line?  If so-write to  TOKONTO TYPE FOIINDBY CO.  869 SM C'ardrra 81., Vaaeoaver, B. V.  JOHN McLATOHIE  Dominion and  Provincial'^  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, B.C.  MILLINERY and^^  ^^DRESSMAKING  Costumes Furnished  for any  Occasion    on   Short   Notice.  IGi  mbs. e. Mclaughlin.  YeOlde  Fashioned  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER  Thorpe & Co., Ld.  Tel. 60.  Vernon St.  Have  You  Tried  Smoking Tobacco ?  KOOTENAY  LAKE  saw miu  Nelson Office awl Yard  ^  POOT^OFHENORYX STREET. -  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough and Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  0 Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  KASLO & SL0CAN RAILWAY  TIME OARD.  Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS  RUN ON  VACWIC STANDARD  TIME.  OoinoWkst. Daily          QoinoKast.  Loave 8.00 n. ni. Kaslo           Arrive 3.50 p.m.  '���������    a36a.m. South Fork      "      3.15 p.m.  "    9.36 a.m. Sproulo's           "      2.15 p.m.  "     9.51 a, m.   Whitewater    "     2.00 p.m.  "   10.03 a. m. Bear Lake        "     1.48 p.m.  "   10.18 a.m. McOuiewn        "     1.33 pm.  .  "   10.38 a.m. Cody Junction   "     1.12 p.m.  Are. 10.50a. ni. Sandon        Leave  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. m. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. m. Cody  Arrive 11.45 s.m  Leave 11.25 a. m.  For rates and Information   rppljr at tbe  Company's office*  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPKLAND.  261) Q. i\ Sc P. A, Superintendunt.  Spokane Palls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson A Fort  Sheppard R'y,  Red Mountain R'y.  Tie only all rail route without change  of can between Kelson and Boasland and  Spokane and Eosaland.  (Daily Except Sundaj)  Leave 9.20 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p-m.  "   1200 ��������������� BOSSLT)   "   350  "  "    8.00a.m. SPOKANE   "   6.40p.m.  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GliAlfArfTCBp.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.      ���������  PaeeeEgere for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  COLUMBIA ft WESTERN RY.  Schedule  EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,  1897.  WISTBOUND  P.M.   I>.M.   P.M.  No. 5 No. 3 No. 1  EASTBOUND  P.WP.M.   P.M.  No. 2 No. 4 No.������  3:45 9.-00..ROBSON...8KIU 2d0  5.00    2M    10:00... TRAIL.. ..7K������   12iW    1:15  3:15    ll:15.ROSSLANO.6rU0 12*0 m.  No's, lands connect with C. P. R. main line  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at  Bobson,  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch|Markets in Kossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean City.  We are prepared to stipply consumers -with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Order* by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   s������  Joseph A. SagWard  LUMBER!!  All kinds of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ���������MB     PE0MPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B. O.  367  M. R. SMITH & CO.  No's, 3 and i  and Rowland.  are local trains between Trail  No's, 5 and 6 are local trains between Trail  andjBpbson. No. C connects with train No. 4  fron������pdssla������a.  All trains dally.  ; F. P. OUTELIUS, Gen. Supt.  Steamers "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Ttnie Card in effect Oct. 1st, 1897.   Subject  to change without notice.  Fire Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. & F. S. R. R. to and from  Nortbport, Rossland and  , Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:45 a. m.   Arrive Northport  12:15 p. in.; Rossland 3:40 p. m.; Spokane 6 p. ni.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:45 p. m.   Leaving; Spokane 8  a. m; Rossland 10:30 a. m.; Northport 1:3������ p. in.  Kaslo, B. C; 1st Oct., 1897.  3t GKO. ALEXANDER GenlMgr.  Biscuit   Manufacturers.  Established 1858.      , Victoria, B. C.  Awarded Three Gold Medals and Six Silver Medals at B. C. Exhibitions.  -Awarded Medal and Diploma at Colonial and Indian Exhibition,,  London, England, 1806.  We make a Special Warn It for the Klondike, carefully prepared with finest vegetables  a condensed form and packed in tins.   This is an excellent food for mlninff camps and for  ~"     " " '              rket. Try them.  in  .....    . .  ���������  those takinK long journeys.  OurOog Itlscnll is the cheapest and best in the mark  THIS IS THE MRGUST  BISCUIT FACTORY  212  IN WESTERN CANADA.  ARMSTRONG &   MORRISON  >MANUKACTURERS  Riveted Steel Pipe Ore Cars Ore Bncfcets  Monitors G-rizzlys, Etc.  THBUARG^ST SHEET METAL WORKS ON    *    *    *  *    *    *    *    *    THE CANADIAN  PAD! FIO COAST  Write   us   at any time for estimates on partial or complete  Hydraulic or Placer Mining- Outfits,  715  HEATLEY,  AVENUE  717  VANCOUVER, 0.C.  nrrtANTio  s  CO. PUchaijai)  Becording Seoy~Wm. L/6erg.  Supt. Juvenile Court���������A. E. Steele.  Seoidr Woodward���������C. Mentzel.  Junior Woodward~S.H. Brown.  Senior Beadle���������Bro Harknesa.  Junior Beadle���������G. A. Mentzel.  Trnatees���������Bros. B. W. Brown and D. F.  Jelly, U.L. A.  Social Committee���������Bros. Berg, Devitt,  S. K. Brown and A.B. McKenzie.  Team Committee���������Bros. Steele, Winn,  TmswelL������nd Berg.  Property, Ee������alia, and By-law Committee"���������Bros. Heard, MeAnnally, Jelly  and F. W. Brown.  Superintendent for Ladiea Auxilary���������  W. J. Devitt, P. 0. Banger.    _  CHUBCH   NOTICES.  Chtjboh oy Enoianu. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m. .  PBBSBriKEiAN Ohcboh. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o clock.  Mkthodist Chukch. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Cathowo Chcboh. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist  Chubch.���������Services morning,  and evening at 11 a, m. and 7:30 p. m  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 8  p. m.   Meetings are held in the sclioo  house.   Strangers cordiaily welcomed.  Rev. G. R. Wei/oh, Pastor.  A WORP^>  TO THE WI8E  Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy your  ix      Paints or Wall Paper  Carthaginian���������Allan Lino   California���������Allan Line   Labrador���������Dominion liine.  Vancouver���������Dominion Line..  Lake Ontario���������Benver Line...  Lake Superior���������Beaver Line  From Montreal.   Nov. 13   Nov. 20   Nov. 13  ..........Nov. 20  ..........Nov. 17  Nov. 20  From New York.  Teuton ic���������White Star Line  No v. 10  Rrittinmc���������Wlilt* Star Line. Nov. 17  St. Paul���������American Line Nov. 17  St. Louis���������American - Line No v. 24  Umbria��������� Cunard Line ;..Nov. 20  Lucanin���������Cunnrd  Line....  Nov. 27  State*!JJebra*kn���������Allan State Line...Nov. 20  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Nov. 28  Friesknd���������Red Star Lino..;    Nov. 17  Kensington���������Red Star Line  Nov. 21  CuuiiJ, Ho, 150, ������������, |70. ������80 and upwardx.  Intermediate, 130 and upwards.  Steurage. I2S.S0 and upwards,  VassciiKer* ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at ttpeuially low  rates to all parts of tho European continent.  Prepaid paKsagei* arranged from all points.  Apply to GEO.  8. BEER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. Nelson, or to,     WILLIAM STITT,  (554)   General AKent. C.P.R. Offices. Winnipeg.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Eu"ope.  DAILY  SEEVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  f ^\ Operating Tourist  Cars to Toronto, Montreal  and "Boston without change.      Also   Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North and Rossland at 18:40 (6:40  p.m.) o'clock. For Sloean City at 9a.n1, Call on nearest agent and  procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and full Particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. E.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, City Passenger Agent, Nelson. .  W.F.CABSON, E. J. COYLE,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Dlat. Pa*. .A*t. Vfcnoouvei  iThe Yukon ite ***"--**-��������� *  This Prospector's boot weighs  ;'only 24 ounces, but gives three  ' > pairs of we^r.  Mads of Rawhide, soft termed,  ^waterproof, unlined,   and   laced  clear to 15 inch top, with waterproof bellows tongue.;  With double strong Goodyear  Welt, waterproof, with Horse-hide  soles and heels, and "conical hob  nails," two pairs of Rawhide  laces.  Name and price  stamped on soles.  $8.00  A  "The Slater Mining/Shoe."  J. A. BILKER, Sole Agent for Xcl*o������.   684    GKEEX BBO���������������  AKtnU at Kaalo ���������  ^^^.^.^.^^.^.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4������������������������������������.  IJiTCOBPOEATED  1670.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT, COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, 3. Q.  If. m  '������>:  XME MINER, KELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JA^, | 1898^  Business Locals.  See Robs' beavers and uiiltons.  The C. P. R. Co., is offering vevy reasonable rates to the East and West and old  country. For rates aud tickets apply or  write to Geo. S. Beeu,  City Passenger and Ticket Agent, Nelson.  A full line of fox serges nt Ross'.  We understand that 11. J. Evnus <fc Co.  have just received a large supply of sewer  pipe, fittings, etc., for bouse aud hotel  connections. Those intending to connect with the main sewer should do bo  without delnv.  Scotch  Rosa'.  and Irish suitings  galore   at  FOR SALE���������Lot and fumifcbed house  of four rooms. Centrally situated. A  bargain, Apply to Gamble a O'Reilly.  AEOUHD THfiEE FOfiKS.  The Iduho toiuiiitnilor Is HunnliiK ������ucc  More.  Ernest Harrop came down from Three  Forks a few days ego en route for Ainswortb and Nelson ou business. Speaking to a Kooteaaian man he said: "The  mining business iu the vicinity of Three  Forks is lookiug very well. We are not  working tbe Monitor at present but on  tbo adjoining claim the Hustler Fraction,  we are doing considerable work and have  already shipped five cars of ore from it  bo far thisreison.  "Mr. Geo. Petty is in the BouudaJy  district at preseut developing a gold  property, the Surprise. It has a ledge  nearly three feet wide and averages about  twenty dollars to the ton. A wagon road  has been convicted to tUe property  which will begin shipping soon, as they  have considerable ore iu sight.  "The Idaho and Alamo concentrator  has been repaired aud is now working on  some fine ore which they are taking out.  On the whole the camp is looking better  than ever and more ore is being taken  oat now than last eeasou, though fewer  prospects are being developed this year  than last."���������Kootenaian.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOK1897 UP TODATE.  OKE EXPORTED.  From Sloean via Kaslo   Sloean via Nakusp   Kossland via Northport  Kossland via Nelson   Ainsworth via Nelson...  ....30,181  .... 5.12U   9,3081         52  ....     179  50,872  Tons   Total Value: ���������^���������  Through Nelson Custom House.? 3,210,029.97  Ke.clstokc (Nanispt...      513,181.02  Average value per ton, $71,385  3,781,111.511  l'RODUCF. OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  Nelnon (Hall Mines) Matte.  Trail Smelter Mntto      TONS   29681   .5301}  8333  Total value. 91.41G.092.67  "    "   i if ore and matte exported, $8,200,807.20  ORE SHIPMENTS.  ���������eturns Since Lust W������ek.  *       VIA NELSON.  Pilot Bay to Omaha   TOSS  .    591  VIA   NORTHPORT.  CliiFMino to Northport      20  VIA  KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col.   Whitewater to Kvorett.   Last Chance to Pueblo, Col...   Reco to Denver. Col.   Ruth to Kverott    Ruth to Pueblo   Rambler to Tacoina.   Eureka, Charleston, Antoine and H  ELee. ;.....   Total value. 887,951.  Average value per ton, 831.238  150  169  00  10  80  10  30  213  1087  Total value of ore and matte exported for  the week, $91,301.  CEKTIFICATK OF IMPBOVBH'BSt*.  LAURENCE   (FRAC.) MINERAL CLAIM.  SlTUATK IN TUB NELSON MINING DIVISION OF  West Kootknay District.���������Where Located. ���������Halk mile north west ok  mouth of West Fork ok Wild Horse  Cheek. Bounded on tub Soutii nv  Nora, Muowump ai**i> Gibraltek. on  Eastuy Nelson and Nora and on West  nv GiiuiAi.TKK Mineral Claims.  TAKE NOT1CK that We, Gore. Burnet &  Co., agents for London & British Columbia Gold Fields. Ltd., Free Minor's Ccrtillcate  No, 98790, intend, sixty ������lajd'from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Ctrl i-  ftcnto of Improvements, for tho purpose or  obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section   37.  must  bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  CORK, BURNKT & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November, 1897.  801  NORA FRACTIONAL AND POUNTNBY  FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS.  GOisrTiisrTxiisrc^  My Discount Sales  FOR  For Cash.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootknay District.���������Wiiehk Located.��������� Half mile north west ok mouth  ok North Fork of Wild Horse Cheek.  1AKE NOTICE that We, Gore, Burnet &           Free  days  Co.,   agents for J. R.'Robertson   Free  '   "ortiflcato No. 8467  Recorder for a ccrtillcate of improvements, for  Miner's Cnrtfflcato No. 81676, intend, sixty     .  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  DRESSMAKING  and Plain Sewing  By day or in room over Shaw's  grocery store. Reasonable prices.  Call after 6 o'clock, in the evening.  828 _**���������MISS   MEYER  NOTICE.  A meeting of tlie shareholders of tbe  Dominion Developmeut and Mining Co.  will be held at Vancouver ou January 17.  FOR SALE.  Ttac B������c������*>t Find.  The Reco niiue has beeu uueartmng a  ���������specially pleasing liuil for the last two  -weeks ait a depth of 1,000 feet in No. 4  tunnel. It is a lead of ruby silver, about  two feet in width. Tbe ore is worth fiom  75 cents to $1 per pound at tbe present  price of silver. The ccnipany had;\a  specimen of nome 50 pounds they were  seudiug lo Montreal with Mr. Bibbiett's  collection.  Tbe mine is now shipping twehe tons a  d������y which places it fourth on the Jist iu  tbe Slooau.  Tbe pleasing feature of this mine is  that as depth w duven wealth increases  which is a marked charnoleristic of all  the established mines in this section.  This find of the Reco, wealth aud volume  consit'-'cd) is the best the iniue bos ever  turned out by a considerable percentage.  ���������Miniog Review.  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 vT. J. C. DlrksoM, Baker ���������*.  The British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to the Parliament of  Canada at its next Session for an Act confirming a lease to the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company, with the privilege of purchase of  that portion of the Company's railway between  the eastern boundary of British Columbia and  Nelson on the terms and conditions set out in  the said lease and amending the Aet respecting the Company (00-61 Victoria, Chapter 36) by  inserting tho words "either with or without an  option of purchase" next after the word "Com ���������  pans" in the sscond line of the Fourth Clause  of that Act It, CAMPBELL OSWALD.  813 Secretary.  Dated at Montreal, November 23rd, 1897.  the purpose of obtaining a. Crown Grant of the  above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  GORE. BURNET & CO.  Dated this 29th day of November. 1897.      803  ^    ..... -3^.'  PRINCESS MINERAL CLAIM.  Now's your chance to get  SILVERWARE. JEWELRY,  PIANOS and SEWING  MACHINES   at  JACOB DOVER'S  Jewelry Store.  Cod Liver Oil  Sitiutk in the Nelson Mining division of  Wkst Kootknay District.���������Where Lo-  cateu.���������On Toad Mountain Wagon  Road, Fouit Milks South of Nklson, B.  TAKK NOTICE that I, A. J. Gerrard.of  City of Nelson, British Columbia, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 9S595. intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply to the Mining  ���������Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose ot obtaining a Crown Grant of  tho  above claim,  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 13th day of November, 1897.   (792)  Gifts lo the li. I. ii. Hospital.  The directors of the above beg to  thank "Th������> West Kootenay Butcher  Co." for one turkey and brocket, P.  Burns for two turkeys, Mr. Actley for  one large parcel of books and period-  icnls imd Miss Ada-K. Patterson,  Princes Park, Liverpool, England, for  one'dozen illuminated scripture texts,  per MrsJ Blancy.  Mct'iing*.  A mestiaR of the shareholders of the  Nel on & Bedlinglon railway will beheld  in Vancouver ou January 21.  A meeting of the shareholders of the  Nickel Plate Gold Mining Go. will be  beld at Roesland February 9.  A meeting of tbe shareholders of the  Monfo Cristo Gold-Miuicg Co. will he  held at Kossland on Jauuary 25.  ,111-tliiff Stack Market."  The new strike in the Athabasca has caused  an advance in the nrice, and a few cheap blocks  were eagerly picked, up. \V6 havo a small lot  at a simp lijriirc which should be taken at once.  The. Fern has just made its second clean-up  with excellent result* and tho stock has  advanced' several points. Among the Slocang-  thcro is a demand from all quarters for Noble  Five at, from 8 to 10 cent*. The sale of the  Great Western has caused an advance ia that  stock, and wo consider it a good buy at the  present *������rico. Tlw Bright Prospects Company  arc now taking good ore out of their shaft, on  Forty Nine creek, and there is no question but  that they have a big properly. Wo have  treasury stock of the Arlington Con. M. & S.  Co., opersitinjf tho well known Arlington mine,  six miles from Sloean City, for 9>Ie at 12 cents.  We call attention to our snap column, any one  of which are good buys.  J. O. PATENAUPE  OPTICIAN &  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine  watch and clock  Repairing.  H.VNSFACTKW UViB-lXTHW* or  MOWY  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  I V^RANce nnd ���������..  VICTORIA ST.,  ������4  NELSON, B. O.  W. J. G. PJCKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING BROKER.  BEAUISY BLOCK, BAKER 8T.  NKI.SO.V   DIVISION'  Hall Minos..  Jiundee   Fern..   7.00  Athabasca   Bright Prospects.  Elisc...   TltAU. CUEEiC  I'lVJS'ON'  TjO Roi........  War Eagle   Iron Mask....  Josie   Monte Cristo .  Lily Ms j-   Virginia ......  8.00  l.Oh  .31  .:������  -.21  .20  .lti  Colonn.....   iron Colt ,   lJoorinnn    ���������   Doer Park   Great Western   Kvenintj Star   iGood Hope   SLOGAN    DIVISION*  Sloean Star   Reco..   Rambler-Cariboo.  2M  1.7*  .38  -Dardanelles...  Xoblc Five   Goodenough....  .30  .10  .034  .19  .15  .12  .11  .oa  .07  .03}  We invite particular attention to the following snaps, subject to sale:  1000 Gr'l. Western .08'  400 Ra'Ier Cariboo .SO'  SCO Sloean Star.. 2.10  SO") Athiibriscn...  2:'/J Lo Hoi.......  1000 Monte Cristo.  .25  7.75  .21  Guaranteed Treasury stock of. the "Bright  Prospects" for sale. 7  A FErftl Class List of Real Estiilc and  illining Properly ������f all,ftlnrts t'������r Wall*.  H. G. WrCULLQGH&CO.  (S30)     GENERAL   BROKERS.  BAKJEK ST.       ���������       NELSO.Y, B.C.  P.O. Box 4*5        ������������������    ���������       dough')-Code.  MINES EXAMINED  AND RErOJtTKD ON BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty ycare* expei ienco in mining.  Thorough  knowledge of  mini's of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  ns NELSON, B.C.  W, J. TWI8S,  MINING, REAL ESTATE  -BROKER.-  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT-  FRONT STREET.   '-   ) KA8LO. B. C.  f530)  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Okkicb:  NELSON    AND   ROSSLAND. B. 0.  uo  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that application win  be made, to the Legislative Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia nt its next session  for an Act to incorporate The Mountain Tramway and Electric Company, with power to  construct, acquire and operate ropeways and  tramways for transportation of freight from'  points on or near the Nakusp & Sloean Railway and branches thereof to mines and  mineral claims in tho MeGuigan C&mp^aud  Whitewater Basin and elsewhere in tlielOis-  trict through -which said railway and branches  pass or. will pass nnd-from points on the Columbia & Kootenay. Railway, Crow's Nest line,  constructed or to be constructed, and branches  thereof in the mining districts of East and  West Kootenay, to mines and mineral claims  in the districts through which said Railways  and branches respectively : pass or will pass;  and to construct, acquire and operate works  and plant to generate and supply boat, Hirht  and electricity in the said Districts and elsewhere in the Province, and to dispose of such  heat light ana electricity; and to acquire and  hold all kinds of real and personal propertv,  together with the power to expropriate lands  and all other powers and privileges that may  be necessary, incidental or advantageous to  the fall exercise of the powers hereinbefore  n.entioncd.  Dated this 14th day of December, 1837.  DAVIS, MARSHALL, MacNEILL&ABBOTT  827 Solicitors for Applicants.  KMMA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division or  West ' Kootenay Distkict.���������Where  located:���������On the Nokth side of Koote-  .     NAY ItlVEIi,   A HOUT Id MILK8 WEST FKOM  -,- Kelson and ' miik hack mom Rivkk  and  is an Easterly Extension ok the  ';     'ANACOKDA. . .���������������������������������...  TAKE NOTICE that'we, Gore, Ihirnut &  I Co., agents for James F. Burr, Free  Miners' Certificate No. mis, John J. Baker.  Free Miners' Certiilcatc Xo, tjXm and Price  McDonald, Free Minors' Certificate No. 1455a,  intend," sixty days from date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  GORE. BURNET & CO.  Dated this 11th day of November, 1897.    (798)  Pure NORWEGIAN, WAMPOLES & STEARNS'TASTELESS,  SCOTT'S and   D.   D.   EMULSION.  Also  Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil & Wild Cherry J  Made  fresh  as  wanted,  at  VANSTONE'S   DRUG   STORE  "      BAKER   AND  JOSEPHINE   STREETS TV!  COOL REFRESHING drinks  *-���������/ ^���������, *--' -1-' A NELSON 80DA WATER  FACTORY^  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                       Orders delivered promptly.  6������  3P.   O-   BOX  88   THE QENELLE LUMBER CO.  Are  now  able  to  fill   orders  in  of Rough  and  any part of the  city with all  kinds  Finishing material.  HOI-BROOK & CHASE . .  CITY  SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  '* Orders left  <821>  and chimney sweeping.  with Kirk patrlck & Wilson  will, receive prompt  attention.  HOMtROOK A VIIA8& Xelnon,FO.Rox 189  TO-NIQHT   _.u_   TO-NIQHT  PRIVATE SECRETARY  NIGHT     ��������� - TO-NIQHT  Yard at  present  south  of C.  P.   R. ��������� station.  Leave your order  with   Annable   & Christie,   opposite the   postoffice.  824  A. E.  YOUNG, AQENT.  The Pelton Water Motor  Is so superior to all others a������ regards strength,  durability, economy of water, in fact, in all that  constitutes a High Class Water Motor, as to  admit of no comparison, adapted to every variety  of service and made of sizes varying from the  fraction of one to 100 horsepower.  Recent scientific tests made at the Michigan  university in connection with several other motors  claimed tone the best on the market, showed 45  per cent, higher efllcicncy in favor of the Pelton,'  while the relative cost per H. P. to buy was only  one-third to one-hnlt t hat of others. Water companies desiring to make the most of their water  supply should discriminate in favor of the Peltojj  One of these motors-is now running presses of  The Miner, where it may be seen in operation.  Write for circulars.   ������������������������������������"���������,.,������������������  The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  121-123 Main St. San Francisco, Cm.  Thos."Dunn ������ Co.,L'd.  DEALERS IN  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directots.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  (419)  Go   TO   THE-  KOOTENAY HOTEL  '~*-~���������      '"';   A>T"   GET A  Tom and Jerry,  Beef Tea,  g    or*"-"-      Oyster Cocktail.  Best Liquors and Cigars.  MINERS', BLMMW AND MILL SDPPUE?  ll.ilt AND SHEET IK0K,        MINERS' PICKS, BAB ANI������ SHEET STEEL,  MISERS'SHOVELS, WIRE KOPES, MANILLA ROPES,  v RVMA-tirrE rrsE ajtd caps.   .���������'."..  (r33)  ...QUICKSILVER,  "Write lor Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  VAiq'COTJ-VEB, 13.  O-  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SEEGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00  AND UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     90  NELSON, B.C.  The Money Question  Silver has steadily decreased in value; its purchasing  power, though, has increased. If this is news to you, just  try the  B. C. C. O. P. GROCERY  And you will   learn "that  20 cts.  of it wil'. buy  I  25  ������'  "   "  7  100 "  ������< ". a  5  100 *'  . (<    <<  1  100 "  --    "  8  pound package of Arbuckle's Coffee  bars regular size Laundry Soap  cans of choice Table   Fruits  pounds of Natural  Leaf Japan .Tea  cans of St.   Charles   Evaporated Cream  And  a. great  many other things at  about the same rate  With our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year, we remain !  Yours  truly,  v\ ���������  . , ��������� .  FARLEY   &  SlflPSON,  8->a  PROPRIETORS  #���������   #*   #*  fTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTk  ^ Just Opened  NEW GROCERY STORE  ^Groceries, Provisions, Etc.  New Stock.     Everything First Class.     Prices Right.  A Full  Line  -4 J  H,l  Wc make a specialty of TEAS and COFFEES.   Give us a call.  J. \A^_  TttV-TNGr Sc  CO.     3  Apple-* ha>te Block Baker and Kootenay Streets. ^  Sam^ "block as Bank of Montreal. gio      w  mmaimumminmti u i j, j 11M11,,,,,,,,,,, r ,g  West Kootenay Butcher Co.-  E. C TRAVES, Algr.  Fresh ana Salted Meats!  - . -. ���������  -��������� " vi,;  A Carload of  POULTRY  NELSOW.  lristmas  Orders  KASLO.  818  filled   at.  SANDON.  To arrive I December 1"  QUARTZ CREEK

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