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The Miner Mar 12, 1898

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 ���������/������  (  "%>.   -  ���������  ������������������/. - -  '*������-- '    ''V .  Whole Number 394.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, March 12, 1898.  Price Five Cents  THE CM COUNCIL.  ASSESSMENT BOLL TOR THE YEAR  COMPLETED.  Itntc of Taxation I'lved.-TliOM. M. Ward  tieis Ike Water Cotiinii*Nloucrshl|>.���������  Other ISnftlucits Transacted.  Harmony once more prevails among  tlie members of the city council. At the  regular meeting on Monday afternoon,  Aid. Teetzel was ngain in bis place and  the demand made at the previous meeting by Aid. Hillyer for an apology from  Aid. Malone wns not pressed. The little  mutual admiration society was called to  order by the.mayor with nil members  present except Aid. Whalley and Madden  who are absent from the city.  After tontine it was decided to instruct  tbe city engineer to prepare plans and  specifications for a sewer pipe drain at  the f :ot of Hall street to carry water off  adjoining lots, teudera for work to be in  by Monday, March 14th.  The special committee appointed to  confer with the maunger of tlie Hall  Mines smelter regarding a supply of  water, reported that an agreement bad  been entered ii'to whereby the council  agree to lay a six inch pipe to the works.  The smelter company agree to pay $50  per month, np to January 1,1890 and  9100 .per month after that date for a  supply of water. It at nny time the  council find that they cannot supply a  sufficient quantity of water the agreement may be terminated by giving nix  months' notice in writing. The report  was received and adopted.  The assessor reported tbe completion  of the assessment toll for tho year 1898,  giving the total value as follows: Land,  8786$>5; i mpro vemeu ts, $315,2ft?.  ,:,The date .for-the sitting of tbe court of  revision to hear appeals against assess-.  meat was fixed for April 18th nt 10  o'dock, the court to consist of Aid.  Malone, Teetzel, Hillyer, Gilker and  Whalley.  The city engineer submitted an estimate of work done by Contractors Noel  aud Thomson on Ward street amounting  to $878.75, for which payment wns asked.  The motion to adopt the report gave rise  to a discussion regarding the complaint  that, the men employed are not being  fairly treated by the contractors. The  city engineer reported that he had asked  the contractors regarding the report and  they had acknowledged that such was  tbe case. They claimed that it had been  done before on such contracts. Aid.  Hillyer said it might be tbe custom on  the other Bide of the line but should not  be allowed here. Tho mayor said that if  the contractors did not live up to the  contract, the council must know the reason why. Ho read the clauses of con-  jrao^jbija^ngjhe,contractors_to.pay-$250  per day wages, payable fortnightly in  consideration of being advanced money  to the extent of 95 per cent of work as  done. Employees should be allowed to  board where they please, without the  contractors getting a rake off.  It was finally decided to have the  clauses of contract printed on cloth and  placed where the mon could see them  and that the contractors be notified that  they must conform to the striot letter of  the contract.  The finance committee  recommended  payment of a number of accounts among  .which was one of Jjl 130   for services of  volunteer fire brigade for February.  On the second ballot for the appointment of water commissioner and collector  Thomas M. Ward received 3 votes; H.  Wright, 1. Alderman Hillyer refrained  from voting. Mr. Ward was declared  elected at a salary to be fixed at a future  meeting of council.  =The salary of the city clerk wns fixed  at 885, per month, bonds to the amount  of $1000 to be given.  A pelitioa vfas presented from residents on Kootenay street between Baker  and Victoria streets, asking for a 6-foot  sidewalk, they to furnish the material if  the counoil would pay cost of laying  same. The petition was referred to the  hoard of works along with a request for  a crossing on Ward street opposite the  Grand Central hotel.  By-law No. 23, fixing the rate of taxation on the assessed value of land in the  city"at6 mills on the dollar; tnxes due on  May 1st; a rebate of one-sixth allowed  if paid' before August 31; if not paid  before December 1, taxes to be collected  by process of law, was read twice, and  laid, over for further consideration at  next meeting of counoil,      *���������'> .  By-law No. 24, to provide for sinking  fand and interest on debentures by levying an assessment of 2 mills for sinking  fund and 3 mills for interest on debentures on value of all lands and improvements received two readings.  The city engineer was instructed to  report the estimated cost of a permanent pavement, either block or asphalt  for Baker street from Kootenay street to  Hall street.  Aid. Teetzel gave notice that at next  of council, he would introduce a bylaw  regarding sewer connections on Baker  street.  The K.or P. Untitling un<l Investment Co.  The knights of Pythias Building and  Investment company, limited, has been  incorporated with head office at Nelson.  The objects of the- company 'arc to  acquire and hold real estate; to construct  buildings; to deal in stocks and shares,  debentures, and to do all kinds of commercial business except banking and insurance, etc., etc. The capital stock of the  company is $10,000 iu' $5 shares. It is  understood that the company have purchased a Couple of lots on Stanley street  and intend >'building "n handsome block  thereon.  l<������cnl llciif.  John Elliott, Pied Elliott and It. S.  Lennie have formed a law partnership  C. W. McMilliah, representing the  Calgary Brewing 'and Maltinp company spent Thursday in the city, i  The assessment roll of the city of  Kaslo shows value of real estate and  inipi-oveineiiis to the amount of 8627,-  373. "... ;'"������������������:������������������  '     \  .       ��������� ;��������� ;  The Merchants' Bank of Halifax are  establishing a fifth branch in British  Columbia, Victoria being the place  "selected.  Married;���������On Tuesday March 8tb.  at his residence hy Rev. Robert Frew,  William C. Gerzcl to Bellii Achinis,  both of Nelson. ������  Rpv. Jarues Woods worth: of Brandon, Man., Gen. Supt. of Missions will  occupy thepulpit of the Nelson Methodist church to-morrow.  Nels. Nelson was charged before  police Magistrate Crease on Tuesday  with having assaulted Edward Ensteatl  and was fhied'$10 and costs.  Married���������At the hotel Phair on  Friday, March 11th, by Rev. Ilobt.  Frew, Hugh Davidson and1 Margaret  Jane McKee, both of Laiigely.  One hundred and fifty extra provincial companies have up to the present  registered in British Columbia under  the provisions of the Companies' Act.  Rev. C. A.A Proounier, JVI.,.A. has  been invited by ihe Methodist congregation of Kaslo, to remain for a  fourth year. Rev. R. N". Powell of  New Denver has accepted an invitation to Rossland.  The Dominion government is proposing to raise a regiment of Infantry  consisting of about six companies between the Cascades and the Rockies.  .Each company will require a captain  and two lieutenants.  Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie of Rossland  spent Tuesday in the city and left on  the evening boat for Kaslo/ Before  their return here next week, Mr.  Ritchie intends visiting several Sloean  properties in which he is interested.  The C.P.R. Ooi have issued a verv  neat and comprehensive folderdesci'ip^  tive of the Klondike and Yukon gold  fields. The folder contains a lot of  useful information concerning the  northern country and the best routes  ib.     ,'_; '.''"''���������     '  The first number of The Nation,  published weekly at Victoria by Mr.  D. M. Carley, late of the Nelson Econ>  omist has been received. The Nation  claims as its object "to advertise the  illimitable possibilities of this great  province to the whole world."  The funeral of tlie late James Crawford, who died on Tuesday evening  took place on Thursday afternoon.  The funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Nelson lodgo of the Independent order of Odd Fellows, and the remains Were interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.  The kadies' Aid Society, of the Presr  hyterian church by whom .several  enjoyable sociables have been given  this winter, announce that they are  preparing an excellent musical and  literary program for fchoiv next enter-'  tainmeht which will he given in the  Presbyterian church next Friday evening March ]8. The admission is 50  cents.  At a- meeting of the Nelson lacrosse  club on Wednesday evening last the  following were elected officers for the  season of 189S : "John Houston, President; W. A. Galliher, vice-Pies; Joe  Thompson, Captain; R. S. Lennie,  Manager and Field Captain; H. Irvine,  Treasurer; W. Or. McMm-ris, Secretary;  Geo. Hodge, Official Referee ; J Dover  and C. Goepcl, Mascots. A general  meeting will be held in the fire hall  next Wednesday evening to which all  interested in the game or athletic  sports of any kind are invited to attend.         ________  Resolution of TMaulM..  At a meeting of the directors of the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital held  on Tuesday, a resolution was passed  thanking Mr. Roger Pocock and Mr.  Thomlinson for donations of S100 and  ������50 respectively.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AK0FND NELSON.  AND  Brief  Mention   or   Happening*  District Dunns the Punt  Seven Days.  I-  the  Rev. Father Poitras of Nelson will  hold service at Kaslo to-morrow.  W. H. Grant, manager for P. Burns  & Co., visited Kaslo on Tuesday. ;  Dr. Arthur returned on Monday  from a visit to Spokane. *  ! ���������.  J. L. Retallick of Kaslo spent Thurs-  day'in the city,  A. It. Cuthbert of Piucher creek  spent u couple of days in the city; this  week.'/ '   ! Y  Mrs. Painton left on Tuesday for a  visit to England.  Mrs. Geo. Ross and children left on  Tuesday via the O. P. R. for Glasgow,  Scotland;-  Rev. David Richards of St. Paid  Minn, has accepted the pastorate of  the Episcopal church at Kaslo.     i  George Rogers left on Monday for  Rosebery where he has taken charge  of the store of Thos. Stuthers.  J. H. Ashdowii, wholesale hardware  merchant of Winnipeg spent Thursday  in the city.  J. J. Caulfield of Greenwood spent  Thursday in the city en route to Winnipeg.  Miss Green, teacher of the Ymir  school spent last Saturday and Sunday With friends in the citv  Rev. Robt. Frew of Nelson and Rov.  Mr. Gaudier of Rossland exchanged  pulpits last Sunday.  New advertisements this week���������  West Kootenay Power & Light Co.,  tenders; Bourchier & Guidel, new  music store; A. Gagnon, for sale;  Ncwling & Co., Acetylene gas machines; Miss Field, dressmaking; Pedro Cherbo, hotel; Bright Prospects  Mining Co.," notice of meeting of directors ; Miss Kempling, millinery; Fred  Irvine & Co., dry goods; Gamble &  O'Rielly, lots for sale,  HOSPITAL BEP0BT.  EXPKNDIT17KES.  Building account, new wing, furniture.! 805 CI  .������r. Hall    49997  Dr. Arthur.     io 00  Matrons, nurse* and attendant*   879 76  Cooks,laborers, etc    41047  Drugs ���������;...   180 03  Wood ,    222 65  Washl ng   249 SO  Groceries. ?  1147 85  Meat and fish..  21262  Milk.........         044 j o  Dr jr goods       Furnishings and repairs.   Stationery and advertising  ...  Insurance   Funeral, Thomas McE won   Law costs, (water pipe suit city Nelson).  Discount on note        .'......  Bank of Montreal, balance.  31 Id  167 30  5510  5000  10 00  107 70  .     6000  1647500  ..   392 23  fiOAfiD OF TEADE.  THE PBEIOHT BATES COMMITTEE'S  BEP0BT ADOPTED.  Annual JfeeliiiK or the K- l.  General  IfoKplfiil Society.  The annual general meeting of the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society  was held on Tuesday afternoon last, the  8tb. inst. at which there was a good attendance. In tbe absence of the President  G. O. Buchanan'of Kaslo, the annual  report of the operations of the society  was read by Vice-President Hamilton as  follows:   _ ���������,1_=___^_���������^^J������-^i^=���������-^���������_^-=.-^ =-���������  To the Board of Pirectorsand members  of the KooteDfly Lake General Hospital  Society. ' ..  Gentlemen:���������I have the honor to submit a synopsis of the results of the society's operations for the term from  March 9th, 1807 to February 28th, 1898  The number of patients admitted to the  hospital has been ,109. viz. medical cases,  63, surgical cases, 31; number of patients  treated, 32; thii re were treated in the bot-  pital for Typhoid fever, 12; Gastric and  intestinal trouble, 17; Pneumonia, 4; La  Grippe, 3; Rheumatism, 4; the otters for  a variety of maladies and injuries. Four  of our patientshave died in the hospital,  Thomas McEwanl!;an old soldier of the  Light Brigade, of pneumonia; John Johnson, of Nelson, of pneumonia; Philip  Cameron of typhoid, nod T. 0. Atkinson  of alcoholism. Knur patients remniu in  the hospital. One hundred nnd one  patients have been discharged cured or  relieved so far as the nature of their  particular cases permitted.  We have treated in the hospital, Canadian Pacilio Ry. Co. steamboat employees, 37; "Whitewater mine, 10; pay patients, 41; subscribers, 2; charity patients,  19;.':.  The average stay of patients has been  20 days; average days treatment, 2,140;  average cost of maintenance per day,  S2.18../  The financial outcome of this year is as  follows, subject to any changes that the  audit which is not yet. completed may  make necessary.  HECEII'TS.  Balance on hand from last year. $ 23S96 .  Government grant........:...... -........ 2500 00 j months.  C&ICSmCo...... , .���������������������������-.���������'.  C.P.Il. Co. (steamboat linos   Whitewater mino ��������� ���������  Pay pationtH  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ."��������� ��������� - - ���������  Subscriptions monthly   Subscriptions annual   Box collections   IJpe of water main ��������� -.   Ladies Hospital Auxiliary   City of Kaslo  --���������'������������������  Jlrs. Kashdalc ��������� ��������� - -   J.-2I. Bowes ��������� ���������   J. A. Ryan -������������������  Patients ���������-������������������������������������ ��������� -'���������  Collected by A- H- Clements.   GOO  1311 SO  iii 50  saoi  312 50  190 00  72 50  25 CO  100 00  50 00  2100  5 00  100  $5867 29  The item of $805.61 expendittira charged  ,to building account represents the c������sh  for a new wing built on the south Bide of  the main building: this building is well  bnilt, plastered and finished nod ulTords  room for six cots; the furniture is uniform in quality with that io the main  building. Towards the cost of this fur  niture the Ladies' Hospital Auxiliary  contributed the sum of one hundred  dollars, which appears on our account  tinder the head of donations.  Shortly after the incorporation of the  city of Nelson the council of that municipality through their water commissioner took possession of the water pipe  jwbich was laid in 1893 by the society at  t������ cost of $400. The pretense set up was  that the municipality hod acquired: this  pipe by their purchase of tbe waterworks  system from the Consumers Water company. The case of tbe hospital was put  in the hands of Messrs. McDonald &  Johnson, and a suit entered, a declaration of ownership being asked from the  courts.  By various pretez the oity council has  evaded a settlement of the issue, and it  remains in posaeseion of tbe hospital  pipe. It may also be mentioned in this  connection tbat the temporary road formerly in use by Which tbe hospital was  reached from tbe oity has been closed by  the extension ot building operations, and  that no attempt bos been made to open  any street or any sidewalk in the direction of tbe hospital, which at present can  only be reached by paths through the  the lanes and back yards of the residents  io tho vicinity.  j At its meeting in December the board  very reluctantly accepted thTfesignation  of Mrs. Blaney as matron, and from the  applications received accepted tbat of  Miss Cora Eaton for the vacant position.  Miss Eaton was duly installed on the 1st  day of February. Her term of engagement is at present from month to month  only,'and it will devolve upon the new  board to make it permanent orotherwise.  I desire to call your attention to the  fact that only 19 persona have qualified1  themselves for membership in this society by tbe payment of the tee of ten  dollars.  I reeommend such changes in tl e  by-laws of the society :  (a) Auxiliaries, corporations, companies and employers oMaborcontribut-  ing to the funds of the society to nominate a number of members proportionate  to their contributions.  (b) Subscribers to the funds of five  dollars per annum to be made members  of the society. In both cases such members to be eligible to vote at the meetings  of the society, and to hold office ns directors, but to have so right of hospital  treatment.  It is necessary that the east wing of the  hospital ns contemplated in the original  plans should be proceeded with at once.  Tbe estimated cost is ������bout $2,000, one  halt of which by strenuous effort the society may be able to raise. For tbe other  half I recommend that a urgent appeal  be made to tbe Provincial government.  The board of directors have during the  past year given freely of their time nnd  labor and hare shirked no duty however  disiippreciablc  Lack ot room and lack of money baa  compelled ns in a few cases to refuse applicants; a state of affairs which should  not exist in a district which is contributing so freely to the public exchequer.  Phesident,  Kootenay Lake General Hospital.  The report was received and adopted.  The following were elected Ditectors for  the ensuing two years: Messrs. Hamilton, Shaw, Jowett, McArtbur, Hurry  and Pettingill.  Judge Forin aud Messrs. Jowett, Clements aiidTnrner were appointed a committee to draw the attention of the Dominion aud Provincial governments to the  urgent necessity for further aecommoda-  tiou for the hospital, On motion it was  decided to issue $5.00 tickets entitling  the holder to hospital treatment for six  It was decided to request the  city council to build a sidewalk and grade  a proper road to the hospital.  DIBECTOllS MEETING.  At a subsequent meeting of the Directors the following officers were elected for  the ensuing year.  {'resident���������John A. Turner.  Vice-President���������W. A. Jowett.  Secretary���������D.. McArtbur.  Treasurer���������A. H. Clements.  A vote of thanks was tendered to  A. II. Clements for .his nntiring and  interested efforts on behalf at the  Itcsolutiou Adupietl larorlnu <:?e t'orblu  Extension into lhe BonnoV        -  nry Country.  im | pita  1S851 * "  Mr.;  bos-   OtI)������r routine business was transacted  8SS76K | after which the board adjourned.  The regular weekly meeting of tbe  South Kootenay Board of Trade was held  on Thursday afternoon and was largely  attended.  : After routine a letter was read from  P. O. Inspector Fletcher, stating that the  question of a mail service between' Nelson and Port Stifle was under consideration by the department ns also was the  question of improvement of the mail service between Nelson and Sloean City.  A letter was received from Hewitt Bos-  took, M.P., acknowledging receipt of petitions to the Hoii. the Postmaster General nnd the Hon. Minister of Public  Works from the Board of Trade.  Telegrams were read from Hon. D. M.  Ebelts stating that the location of the  land registry office for Kootenay is under  consideration by the government, and  from J. F. Hume, M.PP. stating that he  is assured that Nelson's chances for the  registry office are good.  Tbe report of the special committee re  freight rates, laid over from last meeting  wor discussed. President Turner reported that Mr. Martin who had attended the  last meeting of the board bad wired Mr.  Corbin, who is at preseut in New York,  regarding the report and had received  the following reply:  New York, March 6th, 1898  George II. Martin,  Spokane, Wash.  Will put Croasdaile on exactly same  basis as Nortliport, provided wo are not  discriminated agaiost, but to avoid misunderstandings suggest waiting my return when whole question can be discussed and settled.' I don't think Nelson  is treating me or themselves well in opposing my extension to Boundary. You  can show this.  ISgdl 1). C. Cowhw. /  Mayor Houston moved that tbe report  be laid over for one week but failed - to  secure a seconder and on motion the report was adopted and the comnittee discharged.  The report to which reference was  made in last week's Minek, showed that  the rate on ore from Hall's Siding to,  Nelson, 11.miles, is $2 25 per ton ; from  Nelson and other points on the N. .fcF.S.  railway to Northport, 55 miles, $1.00 per  ton; from Rossland to Nortlipoid, 17  miles, 75 cents per ton ; from the Velvet  mine, Kossland to Nelsou, 82.75 per ton ;  from Bobson to Nelson, 28 miles, $1.00  per top ; Sloean City to Nelson, 45 miles,  .������3,00 perJon ^Sandon^atid^iDtermediate  points to Kaslo, on ore being shipped  to U. S. smelters, $3.00 per ton and from  those points to the Nelson smelter, ������5.00  per ton; from Nelson to Tacoma 88 00  per ton; from Hall's Siding to Tacoma,  $6.25 per ton.  Mayor Houston introduced a resolution favoring the granting by the Dominion government of a charter to the Kettle  River Valley railway company, to build  a railway into the Boundary country.  The resolution set forth that a precedent  has been established by the Dominion  government in granting four charters in  British Columbia to connect witb the  railway systems of tuel/uited States viz:  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway;  the Red Mountain railway : tlie Mission  branch of the CPU. and tlie New Westminster & Southern railways, which arc  all of great, benefit to the province. Also  the incorporators of the Kettle Itiver Valley railway company propose to have a  section iu their charter requiring, the  company to make equally ns good freight  rates on ore from any point en the line of  Ihe road to the smelters located iu British Columbia at points on the lines of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard and Red Mountain railways as tbey do under similar  conditions to smelters located on the Columbia river in the United States. Also  that if West Kootenay did not bave the  advantage of competing lines at tbe present time, mine owners would be compelled  to pay at leist five dollars more per ton  for freight and smelter charges than they  now pay. .    > . '  Mr. Peters, district f/eight agent of the  C.P.R., speaking oo tlie resolution pointed out that the rate on ore from Rossland  to Nelson Lai up to the present been $3  per ton ot which tbe Columbia .t Western railway received S2 for hauling from  Rossland to Trail, a distance of seven  mile?. As soon as that road was taken  over by the C.P.R. a cheap rate would be  established from . Rossland aad everything possible done to encourage the Nelson smeitar. The .contract recently made  with t!;e .War Kngle Mining Co. for the  treatment of their ore, proved that ihe  C.P.R. Co. are prepared to.do everything  in their power to help along the miDing  and   -smelting    industries    of British  Columbia.  The resolution wns thoroughly discussed hy the members of tbe Board and on  a vote being taken was declared carried.  It was also decided tbat a oopy of tbe  resolution be sent to the coast papers  which are circulating lhe report that  the Nelson Board of Trade are opposing the granting of the charter to the  Kettle Blver Valley Co., and to tho Vancouver aud Victoria Boards of Trade.  The petition which is being circulated  iu the proviuce, askiug tbe Domioiou  government to raise the import duty on  pig lead and manufactured lead products  was endorsed by the Board and individually signed by a large number of ihe  members, after which tbe Board adjourned until next Thursday afternoon.  PBESENTATION AND ADDRES&  lacrosse ������oj, uivc Their Capiat*, n rare-  well III nner.  Mr. Frank Saiith, who for the put  two years has been connected with the  Nelson branch of the Hudson's Bay Co.,  left on Thursday i,ight for his former  home iu Victoria, where he has accepted  a position iu the wholesale wurerooms of  Turner, Becton & Co.  During his residence in Nelson Mr.  Smith has made many friends and in evidence of his popularity a farewell diuuer  was tendered him at the Clarke hotel  Wednesday evening to which about 50  were present aud a very enjoyable time  was speot. As a token of their appreciation of hid services as Captain of the Nelson lacrosse team last season, the members presented him with a gold watch and  an illuminated address.  Mr. Smith made a suitable reply, after  whicli speeches, recitations and songs  wore indulged iu until a late hour when  the gathering broke up, singing " He's a  jolly good fellow," " Auld lang Syue"  " God save the Queen."  Has X������ AMIIiurlly In Collect 9*������������ry.  Nelsou, B.C. March 10,1897.  Editor Jiixi:;::  Sir,-���������May I, on behnlf of tbe Bishop of  New \Ve3tmiu8ter and of my client, the  Rev. L. Poitias, the Catholic priest of  Nelson, ask you to insert lhe following  notice from tbe Bishop in your next issuer  This no!ice has been promulgated owing  lo tho recent yjt.it to NeJson of a foreign  priest, whose relations with' the Her. L.  Poitras were the subject of comment ia  one of the Nelson papers.  ,��������� Yours faithfully,  W. F. BnOUGHAM.  J,   the undersigned   Roman Catholic  Bishopot New Westminster, hereby give  notice to the Calho'.ics of my diocese iu  British Columbia that, by a decree of the  Pope Leo XIII, promulgated some years  ago, it is forbidden to any priest, layman,  or nuu to collect money  in  any diocese  without   having   previously obtained ft  written authorization from the Bishop of  that    diocese.     Consequently    nothing  should be given to Catholic priests,  Iny-  -niemor nuns who disregard the ordinance'  of the tbeir church.  I also give notice that no authorization  to collect money in niy diocese bos been  cither asked or granted this winter.  Paul Dubien, O.M.I.  BomanCatholic Bishop New Westminster,  New Westminster, March 7th '98.  0KE SHIPMLUTS.  Siiuiimiry   ni' .4n il ������r lire ami ������f������M������  i:\Iiorlcil fro in the f������rl ������t* NelMM.  The ore shipments from the port of  Nelsou for the past week while not 60  large as for the previous week, owing to  the temporaiy cessation of shipments of  matte r from the Trail muellcr, show a  marked iucrense in the number of shipping mines in this district. The follow-  i'jg nre the figures for the week :  JiATTK AMI HUM.ION.  TONS  Hall Mines (M.iUo)        48  OKK  he Koi mine, Hu���������J.ind   ......       710  1'ttyne Mine, Slocim         :eo  Quueii ltei-s   ]|7  Ivootenny Ore Coni|>.im, ICii^lo  118  .Idaho,   sloean          m  Iron   Abitk.                           .     ..  .  ������������  Montezuma   98  Whitewater      1(W  D.'iruancll.s   30  Humbler   45  Last Chance   ...          120  Jteco.             .              ....        80  Ajax.:.   ���������'.Total for ill c week  ..   ..     i!U!)7  ApnroxhiiiUe Value S157  (J3S          .   .  TONS  VALUE  Total for March.:       4"!)3  $ 392.381  Total for February        Wil������  872,222  Total for January       8.500  I.IOT.18'1  Total so far for 18.08 :"'   22,912  2.4(2.0<tt  Tolal for 1M)7, via Kevel.<oke  719.134  Total for 1SD7, port of Xulson 55.271  o  Tlie llask.iii ItoiiiMlnrj.  An Ottawa despatch says : Sir Julian  Panhceforr-, the I'.ritish Ambassador at  Washington has informed the Canadian  Miastrj' that he has arranged a convention with the United States whereby the  Alaskan boundary dispute has been settled. Coder the terms of tbe convention the British Government has  corjeeded the claim of the United  Siates that the three marine leagues  should he measured from the shore  oE t!j������ mainland and should proceed along  the.shores of the. inlets, which are thus  recognized.as arms of the ocean. THE MINER, NELSON  B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1898.  Wxt JKinnv  THE M1NUK is printed on Saturdays, and  will bo. mailed to any., address in Canada or  the United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of K3 per column inch per month.  ritANSIEVr ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each subsequent insertion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address  of the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  THE LABEL on your paper shows tho dale on  which your paid up subscription expires.  It in arrears kindly remit and see that the  date is changed, which should be sutllcicnt  receipt.  PRINTING turned out in flrst-ruto style at the  shortest notico.  ���������DOHKSS  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON. B. C.  SPURIOUS PATRIOTISM.  LODGE MEETINGS.  JL    NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. teA.  ^LjT^l- meets second Wednesday in each  ^^\ month.   Visiting brethren invited.  O. L. Lkmmox. Secretory.  I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge,  No. 16, meets every Monday night,  at  their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  ..NELSON   LODGE No. 25, K. of P.,  %neets in Cnntlc hall, McDonald block  jterery Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  JAM visiting knights cordially invited,  J. J. Mai.one. C.C.  (820) Geo. Partkiook, K. ot R.and S.  NELSON LODGE,   I. O. O. T.     Meets in  Castle Hall, McDonald Block, every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Templars cordially invited, J. Moki.ky Hoag,  Chief Templar.  John Tklkokd, Sec'y.  SATURDAY. MARCH 12. 1898.  THE LATE CHIEF JUSTICE.  A certain section of the American  press seems determined to go to war  with Spain. No insult is too gross for  them to print and no lie too barefaced,  even if they have to take it all back at  the bottom of the column. On the  other hand the government is equally  determined to await the result of the  enquiry into the loss of the Maine,  that is proceeding at Havana, before  doing anything at all of a bellicose  nature. The two sides of American  character are very plainly displayed.  The newspapers represent the irresponsible rowdyism, which occasionally  breaks out in strikes and mob rule,  while the government makes that  courtesy conspicuous for which Americans of the better classes arc so justly  celebrated.  It is not probable that any casus  belli against Spain will result from the  examination of the wreck of the  Maine, and if war does break out  between the two nations, the ''yellow  newspapers" will be entirely to blame.  Apparently they do not reckon upon  the possible contingency of getting  the worst of it, or if they do, they  rely, like the Spokesman-Review, upon  their inland position for protection  from any personal inconvenience  while they may look for yards of  'copy' of the most startling kind. Out  of this they hope to make money even  at the price of their nation's blood.  That is the kind of patriotism they  deal iu. -    -'���������    ���������  LICENSING CRIMINALS.  PROPERTY FOR SALE.  A good dwelling house and 35 acres of land  opposito Nelson, Jl.C, on Kootenay lake. The  house is finished and plastered. Painted inside  and outsidoand contains 7 rooms. Seven acres  of tho land arc cleared and has MO to 600 fruit  trees on it.. Three quartcM of an acre is set in  strawberry, gooseberry, currant, and grape  vites.   Terms Cash.   Address,  ABRAHAM OAGNON,  Keltic Falls, Stevens Co,  874 Washington.  Fruit and.    tde.EC  Ornamental   * KEE3  RosK8, Hollies, Riiohodkndroxb,  Greenhouse and Beddino Our  Plants, Out Flowkbs.  By the death of the Hon. Chief Justice Davie,  British Columbia loses a  man of mark.   No one since Sir James  Douglas has brought so powerful   a  personality to bear upon the affair's of  the province.   His   career,   however,  was comet  like.   Struggling against  poverty he   succeeded  in   educating  himself for the   bar where he  soon  came to the front and made himself  known.   His restless activity at once  brought  him into politics and he first  held offlce under his brother the Hon.  Alexander Davie as attorney general.  At the death of Mr. Robson who succeeded    Mr.    A.   M>*vte' ���������������  piternier,  Theodore Davie was plainly the man  to become leader.   RU'career in that  position is too recept to need description, and the impression he left of the  one strong   man in a weak house is  not likely to be forgotten.   Upon the |  death of the lute Sir Matthew Baillic  Begbie, Mr. Theodore Davie, who was  then premier  and   attorney general  took his rights and walked up to the  head of the Supreme   Court Bench.  About the same time be lost his wife  to whom   he was very much attached  and the shock  came as a last blow to  an    overworked    constitution.      His  health broke down and he was. warned  by hiB&octors against violent exercise  or excitement of any kind.   It was  from heart failure that  he died the  other day.  In his private character he was a  good friend and a bitter foe. He  mixed very little in society of any  kind and apparently took no interest  in any form of sport or amusement.  Work was his only object .arid it may  lie said that work killed him. He  never did anything without throwing  the whole of his tremendous energy  into ib with the result that his career,  though brilliant was short. Some few  years ago Mr. Davie embraced the  Catholic faith. In Nelson 'Mr. Davie  will be chiefly remembered for his  conflict with the grand jury some two  years ago, in which, probably for the  tirst time in his life he got the worst  of it.  By the time these lines are in print,  the last sad rites will have been performed over the most brilliant man  British Columbia has produced since  she joined the confederation, and we  may therefore perhaps be excused  for considering in the same issue the  question of his successor. The position will probably be offered to Mr.  Bodwell, whose abilities and position  at the Bar would .well fit him for the  post. But Mr. Bodwell is a young  man and-is apparently doing an enormous practice and will very probably  be loath to retire from active life. In  Mr. Justice Drake the province has a  judge who commands every man's  respect, but it appears that it would  not be in accordance with judicial  etiquette to prefer him to his senior  Mr. Walkem whose politics would  probably prevent him from securing  the honour. Under all these circumstances the Minister of Justice may  well be excused if he picks out a good  Tiian somewhere in Eastern Canada,  and sends him out to us. There are  plenty of men in Ontario and other  eastern provinces who would be a'  distinct gani to our judiciary and  would have the merit of being untrammelled witb any local ties or  acquaintances whatever.  The criminal code ot* Canada (section  396) reads thus:���������"Everyone is guilty  of an indictable offence and liable to  one year imprisonment who pretends  to exercise or use any kind of witchcraft,   sorcery, enchantment or conjuration or undertakes to tell fortunes  etc."   That seems to be pretty explicit,  and yet our sapient Provincial government actually  attempts  to   legalize  these crimes.    Tlie  Municipal Clauses  Act of 1896, clause 169, section 29 empowers municipalities to coUect"From  each  astrologer, seer,  fortune  teller  clairvoyant not exceeding fifty dollars  for every six months." Now it is clear  that the Dominion law over-rides the  Provincial, so   that   in  spite  of his  municipal license a fakir who practices  any of the sham pretenees for extorting money from credulous0 individuals  is liable to imprisonment, and it seems  only reasonable that the members of  the corporation granting the license  should also be punished for aiding and  abetting or as accessories before the  fact.  Agricultural implements, Riiray pumps, for-  talizern, bees, ana bee supplies, Most complete stock in British Columbia. No Agents.  Catalogue free.   Address.  (862) M.d. HENRY,    r-  Mi Westminster Road, Vancouver, B.C.  WILLS'  Tobaccos  Capstan and  Traveller . .  and    all    other   brands  WHOLESALE 000  E. A. MORRIS,  Victoria-        *   Tobacconist.  PBOFESSIONAI CARDS.  Ward  (813  H HOMHCH. ASSAY^K AND ANA-  L.   lytical Chemist, Hall ������' root. Nelson. 701  R.   HARRISON.   BARRISTER.  NO-  j.   tary IHibltc, Sloean City. *S4  MI,. alUMMETT.LL. R. BARRISTER,  .   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc., B������Meu  B. C. 'BM  EM. SAND1LANDS, GENERAL AGENT  .   Kire  Insurance  and  Mining  Bk**'-  Sandon, B. C. *������  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS. BAARHrKR,  Solicitor, etc.   Solo Agent tor the Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co.   m������.������it!tB.c  Mining properties for sale.   Sloean Clty^n.^.  GORE, BURNET te CO.. PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Und Surveyors and Civil  Engineers. Nelson. B. C. Room No. i, over  Thomson teCo.'* Bookstore. oM  FT. STEELE  and  When people- lose their tempers  they are apt to forget their good manners. By and by when our friend of  the ^Kootenaian recovers from his  temporary dei-angcment we can resume the discussion of the lead smelting question.  Apparently our friend's contempt  for any one who might venture to have  an opinion differing from his own has  blinded him so that he has not read  our remarks correctly, We wish  therefore to state explicitly that we  are just as strongly in favor of smelting our own lead as he is. In fact we  drew public attention to the matter  l>efore his "first gun " went off.. Nor  are we aware that we have exhibited  any timidity of our American cousins.  Perhaps the gunner of Kaslo when he  returns to liis accustomed courteous  frame of mind will be good enough, to  acknowledge the injustice of his re-  murks and remember that we are both  working for the same object but do not  at present agree as to the best  means of obtaining it.  If there is one man who would be  more acceptable than another to the  raining community to step into Mr.  Carlyle's shoes, that man is Mr. Mc-  Connell. For several years past he  has been well known amongst us as an  officer of the Dominion Geological  Survey. Wherever he has., been he hap  made friends and moreover has created  for himself a character for knowledge  and reliability. We are glad to wel  come him to the province as well*as  to congratulate British Columbia on  having secured his services as Provincial Mineralogist.  It is reported that the Premier has  refused to accept Mr. Mackintosh's  resignation of his office as Lieut. Governor of the N W.T. The reason is not  stated. This knocks out another statement of that wonderful prospectus in  which the shareholders were assured  that Mr. Mackintosh had resigned in  order to serve them". They should  make this an excuse to get their money back.  MOYIE  Stage  Connecting  with   Str.  Nelson.  SADDLE HORSES  AND    RIGS    FOR  HIRE  BOBBIN BROS.  KU8KONOOK, B.C.  Newest Designs of  WAU-PAPEB  The  Gem   Blue   Flame Oil   Stove  Made by the Dangler Stove and Manufacturing Co.  CLEVELAND,   OHIO.  Unequalled for  ... Simplicity, Safety and Convenience . . .  ...������ ���������        -  The Gem Blue Flame Oil Stoves are made of the very best  material and with the latest improved machinery. The  Manufacturers arc the Patentees of many valuable features  used only on the Gem.      Call and  examine them.    :    :    :    :  NELSON   HARDWARE   CO.  DKALK118 IN  Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Etc.  F.Li. OSLER and J. W. CARW1N  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  2STE3LS02ST '   -     ������*     - .   B.O.  F. C. GAMBLE j.F.       ^ _  FRANCIS J. ������*EILXY.  M.Inst. C.E.   M. Can. Soc. C.E. i*f������Sto.uc  M. An.Soc.CE.   IM..S. for B.C. f'Ll2i5j'llC  (Late Kcs. Eng. Oca. of Pub. Wits. Rossland, B.C.  of Canada in B.C.)  Nelson, B.C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  CIVIL ENGINEERS,     ������     ������     *        ...  9     PBOVINCIAl LAND 8UBVEY0BS.  Accountants and General Agenta  Agents Insurance Co. of North America.^  NELSON -       <T87������        - B'C*  Seeds . . .  Garden  Flower  Lawn Grass  We   Spring   Our  Spring Hats  Today. Latest American  (among others J. B. Stetson)  English,   Canadian Blocks  $2.00 and  P. O. STORE  J. A. GILKER  GO  Seeds . . .  We  have a full  Stock of the above  at     :     :    :    : /:  Eastern Prices  For 1898  Borders ana  Celllws  to Match  Thomson Stationery Co,  UNITED. 362  G.p. CURTIS  ������25   ������VE* TW*������������������*������' M** mfVBB  CAMMDRUGiFMCo.  83J LIMITED.  FOB SAME,  BAKER 8T-  Two lot* witb Tbree Store*  BAKER ST.  One Lot witb Two Store*  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty toot frontage)  403 W. 4. ������. Plflue*. ������������������������?? ���������������.  JOHN HIR80H,  PwrinoUl I*od Surojor.  Owes:  NELSON   ANP  BOSSLAND, ������. 0.  I  B  UV A  FART1  A Paradise  for the  Homeseeker and Sportsman.  ... IN EAST  KOOTENAY  We  have 26,000 acres   of choice  FARMING  LAND  For Sale at prices ranging   from  $2.50  to $30  per acre.  pASV TERMS: five yearly payments. Six *er cent. Interest.  CROWS'   NKST  1������ASS "RAILROAD  runu through our  land*, and the  richest Mining  Country in British Columbia.  NOW   IS   THE   TIME   TO   BUY.   Don't  miss this chance,  but get a homo while  lund is choap.  Full information, with maps and particulars  The Kootenay Valleys Company Ltd.  OP   LONDON.   ���������NQLAMO.  T.  G.  PROCTER,  manage*      >  Baker Street    -      -      .      .      -      .      .    NELSON, B. C.  OVER SEVENTY YEARS'   ESTABLISHED  REPUTATION.  The spring like weather of last  week has been followed by briRht days  with cpld nights, the thermometer  showing from ten to sixteen degrees  of frost. Winter certainly seems to'  he over and we may congratulate ourselves of an early spring.  TENDERS WANTED  Tenders will be received till March llth at  the offices of the West Kootenay Power and  light Company, at Kossland, where plans and  specifications may be seen, for building a brick  sub-station at Rossland. Lowest or any ten-  dor not necessarily accepted. 872  West Kootenay Power &Lioht Co.  WEAVES FOOD  IN   1-lb. PATENT   AIR-TIGHT   TINS.  EXTENSIVELY USED ON THE MINING CAMPS OF AUSTRALIA  and in SOUTH AFRICA.  A Large Amount of Nourishment in a Portable Form.  rjUlIiIi I^EEP Indefinitely,  flot Affected by Damp.  " Contains all the elements of food in an  easily digested  form."���������Dr. Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N.  '������ This Food may be used with advantage by persons of all  'ages."���������Sir Chas. A. Cameron, M.LV  P5  m  RUBBER  U U  BGOODS b  E IE  WUB BER  CQ  RQCERIES  Meats, Teas, Coffees, Fruits and Vegetables, dried  and canned, and other Groceries. A first class  assortment.  SOIiB  AGENTS IN  KOOTENAY  FOB  OMI   & Tlorris'   Jam*,   Pickles,   etc.'  m  KOOTENAY SUPPLY"-OCA  ���������TIUCTCY WHOLM*!.*  JSTV&a&aiX.  We have just  received  an assorted car of the above  articles and are prepared to fill large or  small  orders  AT TOY LOW PRICES-  Kindly  get quotations. Also  Car   "Gold   Drop"  Flour   at   Depot.      Price   Low.        :        :        :'      :  MS  M. Pes BrUay & Co]  COAL!    COAL!   COAL!  Having been appointee! agents for the Northern Pacific Coal Company  any orders left with us will have prompt attention.  GAMBLE & O'BEILLY, Baker St., Nelsq  We are also agents for the Victor Oil Co., Ltd., manufacturers ������  Monarch Cylinder Grease (Solidified Cylinder Oil), Monarch Lubricant  (or Solidified Oils), Insurance Company of North America, The Imperi^  Insurance Company, Ltd., of London, England, The Canada Accidei  Assurance Company.  ABO  .. .Plate Glass Assurance . . .  J. Squiri  JOSIAH R. KEAYE & CO., Manufacturers, FORDISGBRIDGE, Englana.  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,-   SEEGES,   WOESTEDS,   Et(  \: ��������� ! " ���������  -.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS S25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. ������  B.C!  NELSON, SUPPLEMENT TO  THE  Nelson, B. C, Saturday, March 12,  1898.  EESOURCES OF WEST  KOOTENAY.  The London Empire ha������ ������reat Confidence  In Our KeHOUrceii.  The London Empire, which has recently been devoting considerable attention  to West Kootenay, in its issue of February 12 says: "The boom iu tbe Klondike regions bus stimulated activity in  all other part? of Canada, so that we are  constantly receiving details about fresh  discoveries of gold, silver and other  minerals in various narts of the Dominion.  c  West Kootenay promises to develop into  one of tbe richest regions in the country.  Competent authorities believe tbat this  - district will, before the expiration of tbe  present century, reach an output of  $25,000,000 or $30,000,000 per annum.  The prospects for the undeveloped portions of the districts, although hampered  .for lack of proper communication and  capital, are perhaps more promising, it  possible, than the sections that have been  favored by the investment of capital and  railway service. The Dominion, government revenue from tbe West Kootenay  district for tbe past two years has been  neady, if uot qni;e. $1000 per day. The  provincial government's revenue from  West Kootenay district for mining  receipts, timber dues, ore revenues and  other sources is somethiug enormous  and caunot bave fallen far short of S1000  per day during 1897. The Provincial  government probably derived a revenue  of 8175,000 to $200,000 from the uorth  riding iu 1897, yet the amount they spent  ou ronds aud trails during that time was  less than $25,000. -Nevertheless, the  north riding as well as the south has  forged ahead, even under such adverse  circumstances.  "X prominent mining expert, recently  discussiug the situation, said: 'Kootenay  people should throw nothing in the way  of the development of low grade mines.  I look forward to tbe day, and confidently  .believe that it is_"_npt far distant, wbeu  10,000 men will be employed underground  in that strip of territory lying between  Nelson and the boundarv. It is a condition that can and will be accomplished  arid will soou be realized by the people  -forking to that end. For<geueral prosperity the peoplt of Kootenay should  pin  their frtilh to low grade properties.'"  "������������!t| In Where fun I'lad It."  On Monday afternoon while excavating for tbe foundation of a uew cottage  to be erected��������� at the corner of Victoria  and Hall streets by Senior Guard Ince  of the Nelson jail, the workmen uuoov-  ered a nine inch vein of good looking  ore. No assays have as yet been made  but experts have expressedthe opinion  that the ore carries good values io silver  and copper nnd has traces of gold. Mr.  Ince has staked tbe ground, and is of tbe  opinion he has struck a mine.  P. C. Stoess has been appointed  attorney for the British Columbia  Developement company with head-  qarters at Nelson.  SPEAKER HIGGINS RESIGNS.  f'liiuiot   Agree with the  Hallway Policy  of I hi; Government  When the provincial legislature met  on Wednesday last the clerk called  the house to oider and read Speaker  Higgins' resignation, which gave no  reasons, but simply thanked the house  for the forbearance shown and in dignified language stated that Mr. Hig-  gins would dp his duty on the floor as  a private member. Premier Turner,  Mr. Semlin leader of the opposition  aud other members of the legislature  expressed their regret" at the retirement of Mr. Higgins, after which JVIr.  J. P. Booth, member for North Victoria was unanimously elected Speaker.  It is stated that Mr. Higgins' reason  for resigning is because of a difference  with the government in the railway  policy. The new Speaker is one of the  oldest members of the legislature iri  length of service and was a member of  the first house after British Columbia  entered Confederation in 1871.  Mining   News.  Work on the Golden Dale is progressing and the mine is steadily improving  with depth.  It is reported that the full force of men  will be put to work ou the Payne in  alwut three weeks.  A number of smaller mines in tbe Boss-  land camp are getting out ore and arranging for shipments to the Trail smelter as soon as operations are commenced  with the plant by the C. P. R.  Progress iu sinking on the Le Roi  mine is being made at the rate of 11, feet  per week.   The shaft is 7 x 14 feet.  The Evening Star and tbe Morning  Star claims in Ymir camp, are reported  sold to a new English developement  sYndicat^Tepr evented "by DSbnev ST  Parker of Rossland.  E B. Hart has bonded the Bill Nye,  LePage and Suuny South group of mines  on Trail creek, betweeu,Tracy and Wild  Horse creeks about ten miles from Fort  Steele for 815.000, to ruu until Judo  1st. 1898.  A flue ledge of gold quartz has been  found on the bill between Brewery and  Wild Horse creeks in tbe East Kootenay  dist rict.  Ths Dardanelles mine in the Sloean  which has been under developement since  last fall shipped a couple of car loads of  high grade ore last week, taken out in  developement. The mine has been producing about 40 tons per month in this  way. -u   . . ���������  James McMullen, M. P., has introduced a bill in the Dominion parliament,  which provides that only British subjects  can hold mining property in Canada, and  that they must have been residents in  Canada at least twelve months previous  to the recording of claims.  OEOW'S  NEST  PASS   0OMMI3SION.  evidence  Taken at   all   the   Principal.  Ciuupt Alone the Route.  The members of the commission  appointed by tbe Dominion government  to inquire iuto the alleged grievances in  connection witb the construction of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway held a session  in Nelson ou Monday afternoon. The  commission consists of Judge Dugas of  Montreal, Mr. Frank Pedley, superintendent of immigration, Ottawa and Mr.  John Appleton, of Winnipeg, president  of ihe Trades Oonncil. Mr. John R.  Costigan Q C. of MacLeod, represented  theC. P. R. at the,sessions, which began  in MacLeod early in February and have  been continued almost continuously  since. Sittings were held at all the  principal construction camps, and evidence was taken at each. In conversation with a member of the commission, a  Miner reporter was informed that the  chief complaints among the men were  the low rate of wages paid and misunderstanding with tbe eastern employment  agents as to terms etc These employment agents got from 31 to 82 for each  man they sent out, and consequently  were not very particular as to what they  promised as an inducement to secure the  men. Tbe wages were recently raised  from $1.50 to $1.75 per day, but at the  same time the rate for board was raised  from $4 to $5 per week, consequently  the men are little, it any, better off. The  health of the men is fairly good, although  there has been a considerable number of  cases of acute rheumatism,diphtheria and  colds. There were no complaints regarding the food supplied by tbe contractors  but some men complained about the accommodation. About 4000 men are employed between MacLeod and Kootenay  lake, many of whom are entirely unfitted for the hardships incidental to the  construction of a railway through a  roughs! egion  The commission left on Monday evening via C. P. R. for Revelstoke and Calgary  where sittings were arranged for  this week. '   A New Mualcal Enterprise.  ���������, Messrs. John S. Bourchier, late of Vancouver and Chas. S������ Guide], late of New  T.'-rk have opened out a new music store  in the Turner-Boeckh block on Ward  street. ' Mr. Guidel is a thoroughly  trained musician, having received his  musical education from the best masters  in Genoa, Italy. It is bis intention to  formate an orchestra and brass band, and  also to give, piano lessons. He is  thoroughly proficient in the business  having been for two seasons with the  John Calhoun opera company of New  York and one season with Chas M. Pike  of Chicago. He is anxious to unite the  best musical talent of the city into an  orchestra, the only expense to which the  members will be put will be the purchase  of the required music. Open air concerts  will be a special feature during the coming summer.  DEATH OF HON. THE0. DAVIES.  The   Chief JnMlce   or British Columbia  Taken or Suddenly.  The news of the death of the Hon.  Theodore Davies, Chief Justice and ex-  Premier of British Columbia, which occurred at St. Joseph's hospital, Victoria  on Tuesday morning was received with  universal regret in every part of the province. For several months past be made  blis home at the hospital, bis health being  such that the end Was only a question of  time, bat it came suddenly at last. He  was up and about dnring tbe forenoon  and had planned to go for a drive in tbe  afternoon, but at 11.15 lie became suddenly worse and died almost as soon as  the nnrse had assisted him to his room.  Heart disease arid kidney trouble combined caused his death.  Hon Mr. Davie was born in Englaud  in 1852 and came to British Columbia  fifteen years later. He studied law in  Victoria with the late Mr. Bishop but  when the,��������� Cassiar excitemen t broke out  in 1874, he forsook the profession to  which he had just been admitted and  tried bis luck in the new gold fields. He  returned to Victoria in 1878 and resumed  the practise of law. In 1882 he entered provincial politics as member for  Victoria, which he represented until 1890  when he was elected in Co wicbau. When  hia brother, A. E. B. Davie died in 1888,  he entered the Robson cabinet as Attorney General and became premier upon  tbe death of Mr. Robson in 1892. In  1895 ho resigned to take the position of  Chief Justice, vacated by the death of  Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie. He was  twice married but bis second wife died  about two years ago.  Upon receipt of the news of his death  the provincial legislature adjourned for  one day as a tribute of respect to the  memory of a man who had been for many  years a representative in tbe house.  New Provincial Sflnernloglwt.  Mr. R. G. McConnell, of the Dominion  geological surveys, has accepted the  position'of provincial mineralogist for  British Columbia, as successor to Mr. W.  A. Carlyle, who becomes on April 1st,  mining manager of the British America  Corporation. Mr. McConnell is a science  graduate of McGill university and for a  long period has been connected with the  geological surveys of Canada. He has  done field work in Cariboo, Cassiar,  Kamloops, East and West Kootenay  districts, his last three years being spent  principally in Kootenay.  The J. K. ������.  The contract is about to be let for the  sinking of fifty feet ou the shaft on the  J. R. C. on Toad mountain, by Clements  and Reisterer who recently purchased  the property. The work already done  has improved the claim very much and  the bottom of the present shaft is in good  ore. ���������V-  FI^ED IRVINE & CO.,  36 BAKER STREET  DRY GOODS  BOOTS and SHOES  ���������  B"������������������ ������������������  dENTS'  FURNISHINGS  a n  o  o  EARLY   SPRING OPENING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS  Dress Goods  Black French Cashmeres and Henriettas. Lusters and Alpaca. Striped Crepons, fancy figured  lusters and grenadines. Colored Veloms, Cashmeres, Henriettas, Serges and Poplins. Fancy  mixed Grenadines and Cheviots in all colors and combinations suitable for Spring and Summer wear.  Silk Department  Rich Black Brocade Silks and Satins in latest novelties. Black Pean DeSoies, Faille's and  Bengaline. Shot Taffetas in all colors also Japanese Silks. Swiss Brocade and Shot Silks  for Blouse Waists.  Pres^MwsjJnj  Choice designs in French and British Organdie Muslins in Lace and Grenadine effects. Fancy  Colored Printed Lawns, Cotton Crepons, Zepber Ginghams and Percales. White and Colored  Spotted Swiss Muslins.       White tucked muslins for ladies and children's wear.  glQWg^Valstg  We have a well assorted stock in Shirt Waists in Muslins, Lawns, Percales, Sateens and Grass  Cloth in all prices and sizes from 32 to 43 inches.  lartment  We have given special attention to the selection of ladies and gents' footwear and are now showing  ISIcamplele^as^  this department.  g|Ladies' Tailor-made Skirts and Jackets also latest novelties in Ladies Capes|jjg^^fc������'fgy  ^jOur stock is complete in l-aces, Ribbons, Corsets, Veilings, Presstrimmingsr^pJ^Sl5|>  Ho^is^FwjjjIsj^  A large stock of New Lace Curtains, Portiers, Table Covers, Curtain Poles, Tapestry and Brussels  Carpets, Oilcloths and Linoleum, Pillow Cotton, Sheeting, Table Damasks and Napkins, Towels  and Towelings, White, Pink and Blue Cames Quilts, Swiss Spotted Muslins for Sash Curtains.  Fancy Art Sateens and Japanese Draperies and Gold Cloth.  Men's Fiirnlshings  Latest Styles in Gent's American Hats, Ties and Gloves also in Negligee and Regatta Shirts,  White Collars and Cuffs, Suspenders, Half Hose and Handkerchiefs.  Write for Samples by Mall  FRED IRVINE ft CO. THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY.JAARCH . i>, 1896.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whore no consideration ia named in transfers  the nominal sum of SI in to bo understood.  Nrlsoa.  March 3���������  Embolito, Black Flag and Clack Fox-W, II*  Oarlock to Alfred Hackctt.  AnnleR, HRO. AlicoL-W P Robinson to  WdoVLeMalstre.lM.  Gold Island���������John Stinson to VV C Forrester.  Mairgie-L D Crowo to J V Reddy, $2500.  Maggie���������John F Iteddy to Jamca A Brown,  $8000.  Morning Star���������J H Nolan and John Elliott to  J L Parker and Ernest Kennedy, $10,000.  Tamarac, Dinner Bucket and Racatam��������� Jos.  BOabney to Kenneth Mining & Development  Company limited liability.  Evening Star���������Thomas Flynn to J L Parker  and Ernest Kennedy, 1, $3750.  Evening Star���������Chas Dundee to J L Parker  and Ernest Kennedy, \, $7300.  March 7���������  Arllngton-WHIlurlbert. A W Boyd. I M  Couithwait and Otto Kratxcr to the Hastings-  British Columbia Exploration Company limited. $11,000,  March 7���������  Nelson  Star,   Gipsy-Joseph   Duhaincl  to  Arthur Powyg, J.  March 9���������  Klondike, Spurgin and Reciprocity-J Livingston, J Anderson to S Nolson, } working  bond.  NEW  LOCATIONS.  Nelson.  March 3���������  ��������� Gold Island���������J Stimson, s e side  of Bear  crook, formerly Silver Island.  March i���������  Greyhound���������A E Chambers, w side Salmon  river, adj Jersey Lily.  March 8���������  Eva-O KBenn, n side Boh Hasten mountain,  adj. Jaoob Lukov and Burlington, formerly  parts of Western Slope and J G Robertson,  Clan BeUe���������A McFarlane. s side of Boulder  creek, s e of Summitt Siding, adj. Big Showing.  THE MERCHANTS'  BANK OF HALIFAX.  rNCORPORA TED 1S69.  CAPITAL PAID-UP      -     -       41,500,000.00  EB8T        -     _        _     - 1,175.000.00  Hcao Office. HALIFAX. N.S.  Tr.Eii?E5WXvJ?8,������- President,  D. H. DUNCAN. Cashier.  Branchw and Correspondent*, in the principal  Cities n the Provinces. United States and  S1**6. Britain, nnd at Vancouver, Rossland  Nonuimo and Nelson, B.C. ������w������wu������m  a^H^'nm1   Y&{n?   u,wlnoss   transacted.  Sterling Bills of Exchange bought and sold.  Letters of credit, etc. negotiated.   Accounts  ana deposits recclvod on most favorable terms.  _��������� ���������    GEORGE   KYDD,  81' Manager Nolson Branch.  MILLINERY and<^_  ^DRESSMAKING  Costumes Furnished  for any  Occasion    on   Short   Notice.  761  mrs. e. Mclaughlin.  . . HOLBROOK & CHASE..  J3ITY   SCAVENGERS  Are prepared to do all kinds of scavenger work  and chimney sweeping.   Orders loft  with Kirkpatrick te Wilson  <821)  ��������� Kirkpatrfc��������� ��������������� .,.���������  will receive prompt  attention.  HOLBROOK te CHASE.  Nelson. P. O. Box 189.  Exira-Provlnelal Companies.  (licenses)  Emir   Mining    Syndicate,   Limited.  Capital, ������10,000 iu ������10 shares.   Head  offloe in England.    Maclver Maolver-  Campbell, Vancouver, attorney.  M*������t PftblUli Earfc Claim.  On Tuesday Col. Baker introduced in  tbe provincial legislature a bill to make  valid a, number ot certificates ot improvement issued, under which Justice Drake  recently decided to be a misunderstsnd-  ing of the" mining law. It seems that  parties holding several claims have been  in tbe habit of joining them in one advertisement of intention to apply for certificate of improvement, when, according to  Justice Drake there should be a separate  advertisement for each olaim. This decision has made apparently defects iu title  which bave put a stop to many negotiations, and the object of the bill is to remove any encb defects, while providing  tbat separate advertisements will be required in future.  Tlie Vvealag star.  Tbe second paymeut of $5,000 on tbe  bond of tbe Evening Star mine on Pay-  ton creek in the Sloean, wan made on  Tuesday of last week to James Sanderson and Geo. Petty. The. property is  bonded for $45,000 of which $10,000 has  now been paid. The third payment is  due on June 1st.; One shipment of 25  tons was made to the Nelson smelter,  wbiob gave returns of 266 ounces in silver and $11 in gold to the ton.  Twe SJoble Five.  Work on tbe Noble Eive in the Sloean  will be resumed with a force of 30 meo  immediately. The affairs of the company JP>t into an uofortuuate tangle last  fall, but have been satisfactorily adjusted. For the first year tbe new  management will confine tbeir work  exclusively to development. Tbe lower  tunnels will be driven ahead and a number of brbssoutd made. Wbat shipping  ore is taken out in development will, be  held and the concentrating will be stored  in tbe stones and ohutes which bave a  capacity of 35,000 tons. The company  bave $00,000 to expend in development  . .work. .'������������������:. ���������'."  The rem Mine.  F. C. Innes, manager of tbe Fern mine,  arrived from Spokane on Tuesday. In  company with Superintendent Veacb,  Mr. Innes recently visited Denver and  Ssn Francisco, where they witnessed tests  of tbe tailings from the Fern mill by the  various cyanide processes. An order  has been placed for a cyanide plant,  which, it is expected, will be in operation  in about six weeks. It will bave a capacity of 60 tons per day and will treat  only the tailings from the mill. Tbe  process will be the ordinary method  known as the MacArtbur-Forrest process.  Experiments were made with thePelitan-  Clerici process but it would not save a  high enough percentage of values.  Work is now in progress at the mine  which will open up a much larger body  of shipping ore.  No Land for Aliens.  The Supreme court of the State of  Washington has decided that no corporation, the majority of the capital stock of  which ia owned by aliens can become  owners of land in that"state. This is the  second of two suits brought to ascertain  if it would be possible for a foreign corporation, such as the Scottish syndicate  to erect a beet sugar factory near Fairfield and to hold property in the state.  New Millinery Store  Miss Buckley intends opening a  New Millinery Store on Ward  street, in the Traves block early in  March. A Milliner from the  East will be in charge. (863)  Do you want Type? Do you want laic?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade" Paper Cutters?  Do you want anything in the Printing Maehin  ery line? If so write to  TOBONTO TYPE FOVNDBY CO.  660 St* Cardova St., Vaaeowrer, B. C.  WHEN . . .  ... -GOING EAST  Use a. first class lino in traveling between  Minneapolis. St. Paul and Chicago, and  the principal towns in Central Wisconsin"  Pullman Palace Sleeping and Chair Cars in  service      ..   ,    .        .    ... ,        .  Thei Dining Cars aw operated in the Interest of  its patrons, the most elegant service ever  inaugurated.  Meals are served a la Carte.  To obtain first class service your ticket should  read via        .        .        .   >    , ���������  ������������������'-���������     THE WISCONSIN     *  ���������"+.-   CENTRAL UNES     *  Direct connections at Chicago and Milwaukee  for all Kastern points.        .        .        .  For full information call on your nearest ticket  agent, or write        .        .     , .        .  Jab. A. Clock.        or       Jas. C. Pond,  Gw,.&aLAK.eni���������        General Pass. Agent  m %$*r������ sire^- Milwaukee. Wis.  Portland, Ore.  International Navigation & Trading Company,  LIMITED.  Kootenay Lake and Rivch.  Summer Card.  -   Effective March 15.1898.  .South b'ncl,  S.8. International.   North b'nd.  , Read down Bead up  Irain Lvs 1.00 p.m. Sandon 10.50 a.m. Train Ar  ���������'     Ar 3.43   ������������������      Kaslo    8.00   " "    Lv  Boat Lvs 5.45 a.m.   Kaslo   & 10 p.m. Boat Ar  MS "Ainswortb 7.10  "  I'll I' P������ot Bay  6.30  " M  7.45 "    Balfour    6.00   " "  " ������.00 "  SMIloPt. 5.10  " '���������  Train Ar 12.S8 p.m. Northport 1.00 " Train Lvs  252     -KoMtandllOO noon     "  6.t0"   Spokane    8.00 a.m.  Sahdon-Kaslo train dally. Boat and Spokane train dally except Sunday. -  ������.������. Albert*.  Train Lvs 1.011 p,m. Sandon 10.50 a.ni. Twin Ar  "      Ar 3.45 "      Kaslo    8.00  '���������        "   Lru  Boat Lvs 6.00 "     Kaslo    DO ������������������      Boat Ar  6.M '* Ainsworth 11.40 p.m. ^  7.W -  Pilot Bay 11.00 K -'  "       10.00 " Kuskanook 8.00 " "  12.00 " Gout River fl.00 '���������  ���������    ".      1.00a.ii, liound'y 5.00" "  Boat Ar 8.00 '* Bonner* Fy 2.00 *' Bout Lvs  Train Lvs 11.40" Bra Perry 1.15 ������������������ Train Ar  2.15" Spokane 7.00a.m. "Lvs  SandonKaslo train dally. Boat loaves Kaslo  i������r.^iv? Po'?** Tu������id������Te and Saturdays.  Returning on Wednesdays and Sundays,  Meals and berths not included.  Passengers on S. f>. International from Kelson, Spokane, etc. for points on Kootenay  Lake southi of oPilot Bay, wlU connect at that  point with the S.S. Alberta.  Passengers for Nelson via 3.S. Alberta, from  points south of Pilot Bay can by arrangement  with purser have stop-over at Pilot Bay or  Ainsworth, or connect wlih &S. International  at Kaslo.  The company's steamers connect Kootenay  Lake and Sloean points with all points in the  United States and Canada, by way of Spokane  and Kootenay River. ^  Tickets sold and baggage checked to all  points by pursers on steamers or at our office.  ��������� ��������� ��������� O. ALEXANDER, Gen. Mgr.  P. O. Box 128, Kaslo, B.C.  ���������    ���������  YeOlde  Fashioned  ENGLISH  GINGER  BEER  Thorpe & Co., Ld.  Tel. 60.  Vemoa St  Have  You  Tried  um * XUMX JMWW  TIME OABO NO. I  Qorjfo WK8T.  Leave 8.00 a. m.  ������������������    8.26 a.m.  '���������    9.38a.m.  "     0.51a.m.  '���������   10.08 a.m.  "   10.18 a.m.  "    10:30 a.-m.  "   10.30 a.m.  Are. 10.60 a.m.  Kaslo  South Fork  Snroule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake ���������  McGuigan  Bailey^  Junction  Goino Kabt.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  8.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.  1.33 pm.  1:21p.m.  1.12 p.m.  Sandon       Leave 1.00 p.m  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPBLAND.  264) G. F. te P. 4.        Superintendent  Spokane Falls <&  Northern RY  Nelson dt, Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all nil ronte without ehanfe  of o������r������ betwoea Hebon and BoMltod and  8pokuM and BoMlaad.  dkily Ezoept 8nidaj)  Leare 9.20 a.m. NEL80I Anire S-SS p-nu  "   1145 " S088LD   "   255  *'  "    800am.8POIAHE   M   6.40p.m.  VumtiBfen tor Kottleltiver aud Boand-  ���������ry Creek, oonnexrt at Marcos witbStagr  COLUMBIA k WESTERN RT.  Schedule  EFFECTIVE   MONDAY NOV.   22,  1897.  WK81 BOUND  P.M.   P.M.    P.M.  No. 5 No. 3 No. 1  EABTBOUND  P.M.    P.M.    P.M.  No.2 Net No.(i  3:45 0.-00.. ROBSON.. J.-OU 2J0  5.00   2*0   10KI0...THAIL....7H������   12^5    1:15  3:15    U:15.ROSSLAND.6HI0 12*0 m.  No's. 1 and S oonnect with C. P. R. main Use  steamers, and trains to and from Nelson at  Robson.  No's. 3 and I are local trains between Trail  and Kossland.  No's. 5.and 8 are local trains bet ween Trail  and Robson. No. 6 connects with train No. I  from Kossland.  All trains dally.  T, P. OUTEUUS, Oen. Supt.  HSnEJIiSOIN"  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINBS  SATISFACTION OUAHArfTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY   NELSON, B. C.     ���������  The Pelton Water Motor  Is mi superior to all others a������ rcgarda ���������treactb.  durability, economy of water, la fact, ia all Qiat  constitutes a Ilion Clad* Water Motor, aa to  admit of no comparison, adapted to every variety  of service and made of slics varying from the  fraction of one to 1(0 horsepower,  Recent scientific testa made at tbe aflcbijcaa  university in connoctien with several other motors  claimed to be tho best on tho market, showed IS  percent higher efficiency In favor of the Pelton,  whil<* the relative cost per H. P. to boy waa only  one-third to one-half I hat of others. Water com-  panies desiring to tnako the meet of their water  supply should dlvriminato in favor of the Putom  Une of these motors is now running presses of  Tub Miner, where it may be seen in operation.  Write for circulars.  The Pelton Water Wheel Co.  181-123 Main St.  San Fraxcibco, Cil.  JASJcBILUMCO.  Smoking:   Tobacco?  MO*918 FIRST ���������VI. NORTH.  MINNttA������������OjLI������J|,   MINN.  Bniel:BBWh4r>n.,VIRT0HU,P.C.  ���������I. A. WHOWNV.M*M������fe������  HTIWiHaMtf ftJleiteti. WHh)(tr���������lr������������lar.������f������  Joseph A. SaiJWard  LUMBER!'LUMBERII  All kinds of Rough and Dressed  Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  mm     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  "������  ��������� PILOT BAY. B. C.  P. BURNS & CO.  IWesale and Eetail Meat Merchants  HEAP OFFICE NEI-SON, 8. C.  branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Sloean Oity.  Ordtrt by tttiMI to ������ny \mnch will iMve curettil ������n4 prompt ������tte*itlon.  KOOTENAY  tAP  saw mu*  Nelson Office and V#rd  and SOO-TACIFIC LINE  TBEMREcfwia SUPERIOR SERVICE ROUTE  To all Eastern and European  Points.  To Pacific Coast and Transpacific Points.  To the Rich and active Mining-  Districts of Klondike and the  Yukon.  New Tourist Oar Service  Daily to St. Paul.  Daily (except Monday) to Eastern Canadian and U.S. Points.  Tickets issued through and Baggage checked to destination.  FOOT OF HENDRVX tTRMT.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough and Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  G. Q. puch������i|������iy  ATUANTIO  Steamship lines  iFrom St. John.  OallU-Beav������r Una Mar. CI  Lake Winnipeg���������Beaver line. Mar. 30  From New York.  Roumanian���������Allan State Line Mar. io  Turanian���������Allan 8tatol.ine Mar. 17  Majestic-Whit������ Star Line... .....Mar.S3  Germanic���������White Star Line Mar. 30  St. Paul���������American Line -.Mar. 3D  New York���������American Line Mar. S3  Campania���������Cunard Line .Mar. S8  Anrania���������Cunard Line ...    ....Mar. W  Westernland���������Red Star lino..... Mar.������  Southwark-Rod Star line  Mar. 30  _-i"   '._;-��������������������������� From Portland.  Scotsman-Dominion Line  April 2  Labrador���������Dominion Line..... April IS  California���������Allan line.  ...Mar. 16  Laurentian���������Allan Line Mar. 30  Cabin, M7.30. SW. SflD. |70. #80 and upwards.  Intermediate. 130 and upwards.  Steerage. tSS.So and upwards.  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially tow  rates to all parts of tho European contiMsnt.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply to GEO.  8. SEEK,   CP.lt. Ticket  Agent. Nelson, or to.     WILLIAM STITT.  564)  General Agent. C.P.R. Offices. Winnipeg.  DAILY TRAIN.  To Bossland and Main   Line points.  0.10 p. m.-Leavos-^NB LSON���������Arrives-10.30 a,m.  Kootenay lake���������Kasle Boatc.  Str. Kokakee ,     ���������  Except Sunday. Except Sundaj-.  i  p.m.���������Lcaves-NELSO>������T���������Arrivcs-11  a.m.  Calling at way ports in both directions.  Kootenay Itlver Boute.  ������������������'--���������������������������   STB.NELBON*.  Mon.Wed.Fri. Mon.Wed.Fri.  7 a. m.���������Leaves-NBLSON-Arrivcs-S.30 p. m.  Runs to Kuskanook (formerly Armstrong's  Landing! calling at way ports and makes clpso  connections at Pilot Bay with Steamer Koka-  nee. Steamer may make additional trips provided business otters,  Trains  to anil from  Sloean CHy, Sandon  and Sloean lake  Polnts-  9 a. m.���������Leaves-NELSOK-Arrives���������2.20 p. m.  THE BEST ARTIFICIAL LIGHT  . . .ACETYLENE GAS . . .  Made by a perfect automatic machine generates gas for  consumption only���������pressure never orer 1} ounoes to the  square inch. His therefore absolutely safe���������approved  by Canadian Underwriters. A better and cheaper light  than any other. .  Machines in operation all over the country giving perfect  satisfaction.  Niagara Falls Acetylene 6as Machine Co., Ld.  N|WUNG&C0.  scaiML^entsv Nelson, B C  Mention this Paper if making inquiries.  ARMSTRONG &  The Largest Sheet Metal  Works on the Canadian  Pacific   Coast, ��������� ��������� ���������  MORRISON  MANUFACTURERS  OV<  Riveted steel Fipe   Ore Cars   Ore Buckets  Monitors Elevators Steel Wheel Barrows  71S  HMTMEY.  ft^-OORRE8PON0eN0C SOUICITeP^S^  VANOOUVER, B.O.  AVENUE  717  Mi    tit    bMfllJltt   LU������    EsUblished 1838.        VictoWA, 8.0.  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 HIbcnH for the KleMIke, carefully prepared with finest vegetable*  In a condensed form and packed In tins. This is an excellent food for mining camps and for  those taking long journeys. Ourlreg BIseMlisthe cheapest and best in the market  Try tbem.  THIS IS THE LARGEST BISCUIT FACTORY IN WESTERN CANADA-  212  "OilrWweib fr _  Ike feiWMtl ladle  Pare  Indian  o^ur breakfast tables:  COOL REFRESHING WS������  V-> V->������ V-/4���������/ ^-NELSON SODA WATER  FAOTORY--V-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                       Orders delivered promptly.  fl������ P.O.   BOX   88-   Ascertain Present  Reduced Rates East  and full information by addressing nearest  local agent, or GEO. S. BEER, City Ticket  Agent, Nelson,  W.F.ANDERSON,    :        E. J. COYLE,  Trav. Pass. Agent,      Dist. Pass. Agent,  Nelson. .   Vancouver.  Write for Klondike folder and Map.  HARDWARE  SHELF HARDWARE  BAR IRON and STEEL  ORE CARS and BUCKETS  Smart's Perfection Ranges  Coal and Wood Heating; Stoves  niNER'S     SUPPLIES    A    SPECIAL     FEATURE  Agents for E. B. EDDY'S Paper.     A Large  Stock  of all   Kinds on hand.        :        :        :  Vancouver Hardware Company, Ltd.  8l9j VANOOUVER Md NELSON, B.C.  A FULL UNE OF  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  ���������Just received at the  POST OFFICE CI&AR STORE,    ���������   S. J. MIGHT0N  IITCOBPORATED   1S70-  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 BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C-  6US l*H'E MINER, NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1898.  Business Locals.  TRUSSES.���������New York elastic and  American silver kept iu stock at Vanstone's Drug Store.  NEW ARRIVALS.���������Campbell's complexion wafere, Fellows Sj rap and  Stuarts Dyspepsia tablets at Vaustone's  Drug Store.  "WANTED.���������To lease a store or pnrt  .of n storo on Baker street, for milliuery  purposes. Would not object to purchasing a lease.   Apply to Mineii office.  Pedro Cherebo, late of tbe lloyal botel  of Nelson, is now oue of tbe proprietors  of tbe Uuiou botel at Kuskanook, which  opened on March 1st.  Tbe stock of tbe Fern Cigar Store on  Ward street is being sold off at a great  reduction.  Wanted by gentleman���������Comfortably  furnished bed room out of town. Address " A," box 132, City.  Independent Order or Farcsters.  Tbe following is tbe list of officers  elected nt the last annual meeting of  Court'Kootenay No. 3138,I. O. F: Court  Deputy, F. W. Swaunell, re-elected;  Chief Banger, J. B. Green; Vice C. B.,  II. E. Hail; Treasurer. W. P. Shaw;  Financial See., W. Hodson, re elected;  Kec. Sec, J. Foster; Chap., T. Mnrpby;  Sr. Woodward, Strong: Jr. Woodward,  Malstiom; Sr, Beadle, J. Irving; Jr.  Beadle, V. Lamon������; P. C. B., M. Mc-  Gratb.  Tliel.O.O.F. initialing nnd Investment ���������o  The Oddfellows' Buildiug and Investment company limited, of Nelson, have  commenced the erection of u large building at tlie corner of Baker aud Kootenay  streets. Tbe building will be 100 feet  long and 30 feet wide, 3 stories high nnd  basement. Tbe first floor will be used as  a store. The second iloor will be divided  into a reception and ball room, a diniug  room and kitchen complete. The third  floor will be fitted up for society meetings, with lodge room GO feet by 30 feet,  ante-room, preparation room, committee  and smoking rooms. The contract for the  excavation and foundation has been let  and when completed the cost of the building will be 315,000. The plans aud specifications may be. seen ut tbe office of Dr.  Arthur, wbo has also stock certificates in  tbe company for Bole as per adveitise-  meut in another column. .  NELSON CAFJB.  Mining Stock Market.  The feature of the week was the demand for  Republic, situated on the Colvillo Reservation,  'fins stock has advanced to 82.50. The report  that the War Knglo has contracted for the  smelting of 100.000 tons of I heir ore has caused  considerable activity in that, stock, and it is  considered a good buy nt the present quotation.  NW.SON   DIVISION  Hall Mines  7.50  JMuulce lib  Fern 70  Athabasca .........   ,28  lirlKht Prospects..   .15  Kenneth    15  Ixiiwick    is  TRAIL CIIKKK DIVISION  Lo'llol'..;   War K������irlc....  Iron Mask   Joxle   Monte Cristo..  Lily May.......  8.00 Iron Colt   l.l.M'ooriimn   ....  .40Over Park....^  ".28 livening Star.  .lOGoodlionu....  .20Virginia   .13  .11  .12  .07  .04  .16  SLOGAN   DIVISION'  Sloean Star  2.00 Dardanelles      .13  Itcco  UW Noble Five. SO  Rambler-Cariboo..   .33]Wonderful..    .05  Wc invito particular attention to tho following snaps, subject to sale:  5.000 Noble Five... .19  1000 Athabasca... .28  SOO Sloean Star.. 1.75  1000 Duudee(i)Td).   .30  2300 Iron Colt .12  ������������������ List your Mining Stocks and  Real Estate  with us.       We ha^ c cosh buyers,  "A  rinit  Class List of  REAL ESTATE and  MINING PROPERTY  of nil kinds For gale.  H.G.M������CULLOCH&CO.  C830)     GENERAL  BROKERS.  IIAK.EB 8T.      ���������   '���������, NKUBO.V. B.C.  r.O. ltox4������9        -'    ���������       Cloasfc's Code.  Swwlay    Ptoner,    March  i3tt<  4:30 to 8 o'clocfc.   .  .    SOUP  Oyster Consomme  FISH  Dolled Salmon  BOILED  Pickled Ox Tongue      Corn Beef and Cabbage  ENTREES  Oyster Patties Welsh Rarebit  J^anib Currie and Rice  ROAST  liecf and Horse Radish       Pork, Apple Sauce  Mutton with Dressing  Stuffed Goose  COLD MEATS and SALADS  Hani Beef Pork  RELISHES  Chow Chow     Queen Olives      Green Onion 3  VEGETABLES  Mashed and Steamed Potatoes  String Bonus Tomatoes  PASTRY  Apple. Lemon,       Pumpkin, Pis  Suet Pudding,      Wedding Pudding  Assorted Cako  Drinks of all kinds served at the table.  Regular Dinner 5o Cents^Msoao  DRESS and MANTLE  MAKING   PRIOE8 REASONABLE  Cull at Latimer Street, Third  .House   ii-ist   of   Brewery..  870 ...   MISS E. FIELD.  ..ONION HOTEL..  KU8KANOOK. 8. C  Pedro Chebho      Gimmi Mannkrino  ...  Proprietors,  ..."  Good Meals.    Clean Beds, and well  877)   Supplied Bar in Connection. .  Tie D0M1OE Bttllil  & Loan Association  OF TORONTO  Are now giving straight  Loans ���������on improved City  Property, on easy monthly  Payments.     ���������     ���������     ���������  Sr^-SPECIAl   FeATIIBEU^S^S  No shares to be subscribed  for. No fines. No forfeitures. For f uther particulars as to terms, etc., apply  to undersigned,      ���������      ���������  FOR SALE���������^  One well finished Cottage, 20x24,  Grounds, 50x120. Fenced. Stable  and good garden    ���������   ���������    $1,200.  A corner, 50x120, having thereon  two Dwellings, rented for $34 per  Month      ���������      ���������      ���������      81,800.  FOB RENT^^>  One 3-Hooraed Plastered House.  One- 12-Boonied House. Good  Location. Suitable for boarding  House, ready April 10.  ������ ������ ������ ������<D ������ ������ ������ ������  C. D. J. Christie  *  Real Estate and  Insurance JfroKer  Office Opposite Post Office^  NELSON    mQN *  # ,R0N      WORKS  NELSON, B. O.  fraw an<f Br������M v������������lf Pg* et Every Penerlp-  '"^"ttwr Uenair*������������������   4obIiliif "^^~^"  832- "   ' a < srwutf iy '..-.  FOB SALE  tORT SfWPlMItU HOTEl >������ar   International Boundnry.     A (rood bntlnei.  location,   price and term* rea������������nable.  Apply to  WO t'RED   AIHE,   WameU,   B.  C.  NOTICE  Notice i������ hereby given that tho General Annual meeting of the stockholders of The Alright  Prospects Gold Mining & Development Company. Limited Liability, will be held at the office of the company, in the city of Nelson, B.C.  on Tuesday the twelfth day of April, A, D. 1898,  at the hour of two of the clock in thcafiernoon  for the purpose among others to elect a Board  of Directors, pass a resolution for the reincorporation and registration of the Company  under the - Companies' Act of 1837.  under the specially limited liability  clauses of that act. for the resolving to reduce  the shares of the company from 1.000.000 shares  or $1.00 each to 500,000 shares of $1 00 each, and  for such other purposes a} may lawfully and  regularly come before it, and hereof take due  notice and govern yourself accordingly.  Br order,  870 GEO.   L.   ROBINSON,  Secretary of tho B. P. G. M. & D. Co., Ltd.  Dated March 7.1S98.  Millinery t Reopening  Mrs. Kempling %vill open out -a  new stock of Millinery in a few  days in the store on Ward St.  formerly occupied by the Fern  Cigar Store. (879)  DRESSMAKING DONE.  A FIRST-CUSS  INVESTMENT.  The Oddfellows Building and Investment  Company. Limited, ot Nelnon, Capital 930,000,  Inform tho public that a limited number of  shares are now on the market for sale. Shares  910.04 each, fold in blocks of 9100.00. Tho company guarantee ten per cent to investors on  stock. Plan3 may be seen and all particulars  obtained at Dr. Arthur's oilico Baker Street, or  from any of the Directors.  Stock Certificates for sale at Dr. Arthur's.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in tbe month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pbesotteeian Ohuboh. Services at  11 a. m. Bed 7.30 p. in. Sunday School  at 2.30. Frayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Church. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at li  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.  Koman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelsou every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a^.m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.C0 p. m.  Baptist . Chttkch.���������Services morning,  and evening at  II a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Prayer meetiDg Wednesday evening at 8  p. m.   Meetings are held in the school  house.    Strangers cordially welcomed.  The Kaslo Kootenaian lias made a  bid of fivo cents on all notices, ordinances and reports coming under the  head of city printing during the balance of the year 189S.  Try'  Yanity Fair  Cigarettes  W. S. Kimball & Co.  Epchester, K. Y,  J.  HARRIS & Co.  CALGARY, ALTA. .  -   ' ' .   WHOLESALE DEALERS,IN  OATS ������ and ������ HAY  Car lots Supplied ou Short Notice.  CorrcHpoMdrnice Solicited.    .831  J.O. PATENAUDE  OPTICIAN &  WATCHMAKER  Eyes tested for Astigmatism.  All   kinds of   fine   watch and clock  ,   Repairing.:  SATISFACTION UtTABANTEEIk  or   MONEY  KEVVKUEU.    . SO*  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED ON BY  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years* expetionce iu mining.  Thorough knOAvledgo  of mines of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B. O  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IMIIKANCB mad ��������� . .  CMUUMIOX AtiENT.  VIOTORIA8T.,  tu  NELSON, B. O.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  OOMMI88ION AQENT,  MINING BROKER.  BEAUEY BUOCK, BAKER ST.  .   3ST3B3X.S03ST, &. O.     [3KJ  JOHN McUTOHIE  Dominion and j  frovtociaW>  Jjand Surveyor;  649  NELSON, B. C.  Notice of Application For Liquor license.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Mrs. S. E. Manuel.  1 will applv to the Gold Commissioner of  West Kootenay, B. C��������� thirty days after date,  for a license to sell liquor by retail at my hotel,  located at Burton City, in the West Kootenay  dictrlct. MRS. 8. K. MANUEL.  Dated at Nakusp, B. C, this 22nd day of  February, 1898. '859  Manufacturers of  hoisting  Mining  and  SHIP'S  RIGGING  Wire Ropes  SX5  The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y., Ltd., Montreal, Que.  STOCK OARRIED IN ROSSLAND, B.O., BY J. D. SWORD, AQENT.  Manufacturers  "Lang's'!  Underground  Haulage  and  Collier  Wire Ropes  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 directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C August 14th 1896.  am  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby (riven that sixty dny������  after date I intend to make application to the  Chief Com miiwioner of Land* and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  land, situated on the cast shore of tho Columbia ltivor Narrows; commencing: at the south  west corner of U>t No. 745 Group 1 West  Kootenay, running thence eighty (80) chains  East, thence forty (40) chains South, thence  eighty (80) chains Went, thence forty (40) chains  North, following the river bank to point of  commencement. (851)  O. W. JORDAN.  Dated 27th day of January, 1808,  NOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of I������nds & Works for permission  to purchase tho following described tract of  unsurveyed Crown lands. Commencing at the  north east corner post of Lot 303 Q. l.ftVost  Kootenay district, thence west 40 chains,  thence north 20 chains, thence oast 80 chains,  (hence south #) chains, thence west 40 chains  to point of commencement, and containing 100  acres. B. S. ODDY.  January 10th, 1898. 838  NOTICE.  In the matter of the goods of Thomas Allen,  also known as Thomas October Allen, late of  tlio City of Nelson, deceased. Intestate. ; All  persons who arc indebted to the above estate  are required to pay the amount duo forthwith;  and all persons who have any claims against  the above estate are required to send in their  accounts, duly authenticated, on or before the  tenth day of May. 1808, to  ���������, KKLL te GREGORY.  Board of Trade Bid's. Victoria, B.C,  Solicitors for Robert Lemon Allen, Adminls  trator of the above estate.  Victoria, 11. C. Feb. 18th, 1898. 861  NOTICE-  Notice is hereby given that CO days after date  I intend to apply to tho Chiof Commissioner of  Lands and works for permission to purchase  320 aeres of land situated near the confluence  of Meadow Creek and Goat HI ver in West  Kootenay District, described ns follows;  Commencing at a post marked F, C, Chandl  lor's S. W. Corner (at the N.W. corner of F. L.  Newman's land,) thence vast 10 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence wc<-t 40 chains, thence  south 80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 32U acres more or less.  F. C. CHANDLER.  January 3rd, 1898.     812 Locator  NOTIOE.  Tho Annual Meeting of the subscribers to  the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society  will be held in Room 1 in the Turner-Boeckh  Block on Tuesday the 8thof March at 3 p.m.  to receive the report for tho past year and to  elect six Directors. All subscribers of $10 per  annum are entitled to vote,  JNO. A. BURNER.  809 Secretary.  FOB BENT.  A new seven roomed house on cor-  ner lot. Centrally located. Apply  U. B., Box 17, Nelson. B. 0.  SAMSiyijM)MlM^  ._      ^    GENERAL  ESTATE   nd       WNTS  tOTS FOfeSAL,E  In    the Best Localities.     SOLE AGENTS  for  original owners of Addition "A" and "Hume"  Addition.       . ���������  LOANSMADE  To  Purchasers for Building purposes, on   Easy  Terms.       ,      ,      ,      .  BUYAHOHE  Build   a  House  for Yourself and  Save   Rent.  GAMBLE and O'RIELIY  BAKER STREET        :        :        :        :       .;:       ':        NELSON, B. C.  NOTICE  TO  DEBTORS  Notice is hereby given that John R. Meyers has purchased at sheriffs  sale, the plant, property a'rid accounts of the Kootenay Brewing, Malting  and Distilling Company at Trail, B. C, and will continue its operation.  Firms and individuals indebted to the old company are requested to  make immediate settlement to the undersigned at Trail.  There is a complete arid well selected stock of wines, liquors and  cigars to be closed out at prices that dealers will find greatly to.their  interests to take advantage of. "'���������     ,   ���������  Address all communications to  G-EO. M. WXLLAKD, Manager.  Trail, February 24, 1898, 865  !  I  I  I  NEW MUSIC STORE  ���������������������������**���������* * * * *  *.* ��������� > ���������.....������������������������> ���������������������������������������������������������������������   Pull   line  of  Latest  rluslc   from  Chicago    and    New   York.  ���������3. .j. .). 4.  Applications from poisons desiriouB of participating in  llelieartiAls   for either   Braes or Orchestra received.  Music Supplied for Parties, Bulls, etc.     .     .     .     ,  Instruction given on the Pianoforte.       ...      ,  For terms, etc., apply to  .  .  BOURCHIER & GU1DEL .  .  flusical Publishers and importers  TURNER-BOECKH   BLOCK  WARD ST.       :    :    :    :    :       NELSON.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������;  Don't Blame Us  Because we undertook to bring Ranch Eggs  down to 25 cts. per doz. when one or two Store  Keepers kept on charging 40 cts. A great  many farmers consign their Eggs to us, and last  week's shipments were very,heavy, with instructions to dispose of them.  We carried out the instructions to the letter,  have no Eggs on our hands to get stale and are  happy to be able to credit ourselves of having  brought the price down so everybody can afford  to use them.  That's one of the advantages of dealing at a  CASH STORE, when the price of an article is  reduced, everybody buying will get the benefit  of the reduction,  See the Point 1  BrC.C.04p.QROCERy  Farley & Simpson, Props.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'  THE OENELLE ft CO.  lumber Compan:  Have all kinds of Rough and Dressed Lumber,  Sash, Poors and Turned Work  Kept   in   Stock.  OFFICE NEAR C. P. R. STATION.   .    ...-������������������_���������  824 A.  E.   YOUNG, AQENT.  Me G. PRIOR & CO., up, it  ESTABLISHED IN 1859.  Corner of Government & Johnston Streets, Victoria.  Mining Supplies  MINERS OUTFITTED FOR THE YUKON.  JESSOP'S DRILL STEEL, BAR IRON, all sizes  STRIKING HAMMERS, ORE TRUCKS,  TRACK IRONS, BLACKSMITHS' TOOLS  BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  FARM IMPLEMENTS AND VEHICLES OF ALL DESCRIPTIQ1  "...������.i_.. yr&xrrx: e'ohr fcT^���������:_..���������.ii.:  M7 Branch Stores at Vancouver and Kamloopa.  Thos. Dunn & Q6.9 L  DEALERS IN  HERS'  BLACKS1THSMD ILL SDPPLU  BAB AND 8BEET IB������W, MIKEB8' PICKS, BAM AJiB MEET STEEI,  MINEB8* 8BOTEUS, WIRE BOPES, MAfiMA UmTKA,  BVHAHITE  FCgE ANB CAPS.  ... QUIOKSILVER������^L  Wnte for QaotatjortH.. Pable Address, aJ)ann."   u  (133) "V^A.isrco'cr'V'EiK, s  MONEY  TO LOAN,  The Canadian Mutual Loan and Investment  Company of Toronto, Ontario, are prepared to  lend money on reasonable terms and at low  expense on lots in NeUon to aid parties in  building thereon and on those with buildings on  now.   For further terms and particulars, apply  STEWART & LENNOX,**<e*u. ,  Offices upstairs, Turner te Boeckh Block,  Nelson, B,C.  NOTICE,  ADDITION 'A' NELSON TOWNSI  Notice is hereby given thafclh���������  appointed Messrs. Gamble & O'Riel  real estate agents, my sole agents:'  the above property. Any person wi.  ing to purchase lots in said Additi  .?;A".cah get full particulars from thej  Jan. 18, 1898.     (839)    F. O. Iottei


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