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 THE MINES in kootenaz-aee  AMONG- TEE HIGHEST IN  AMERICA.  *-i  THE ORES-"ARE HIGH-GflADE IN  , GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  . Whole Number 285.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  February 1,   1896.  Price Five Cents.  Ifv  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOltK.  Jan.���������       25        27 28 2!)        30  Silvkk.,.67  071 075 (J7i 1173  Lead, .steady.. .2!!0      ������������������ steady  .OI-I'KK.  Liverpool, Dec. _-.  rS<pj.  The English mnrkeL fell from .CIS 'Is. 'M- <"'  17lh Pec. to ������11. Us. 3d. at tlio closing of lho  year. The market wns vcrv steady until tlie 171 li  December when news o'l* tho ill.iiiilgud and  bellicose Election Address of Hie President of  the United States, in (lie guis. of a message to  Congress on thc sub.ioet of Voiic-iioln, having  created great cxcitcnionl. tliroughout. lho  United Slates, though received very calmly  here, induced free s Miner of American Securities, both on English and Continental account.  This was foi lowed by a llnuncial panic in New  York, where the shrinkage in values was estimated to have equalled tho indemnity paid  by Franco to Germany, after tlie Friiueo-Uer-  man war.  The gradual fall in lho New York Quotation  of Lake Copper from 10.S7.Vto IU cents i or lo.,  with free-otlerings on the Continent at t.lic  equivalent, of tlio latter price, was the chief  cause of llie decline in values liore. A sale of  5,000 to ft000 tons nt 10 cents, hy the Calumet  and Hcola Company to American cniiMiiiicrs  on the 30th ulto. for delivery over Lho lirst  three months ot this year, their previous sale  in Sopteiii-urhaving been at 12 cents, has however iiad a steady ell-cl on our market, a.s this  Company will now have but a limited quantity  for bale here and on the Continent.  faniex Lw/s & Sons. Circular.  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Jan. l(i.  Jan. 17.  Jun. 18.  '      VIA K.VSI.O.  Slocan Star lo Everett  Noble Five to Smelter  Ruth to Croat Falls....  Payne toEveiTutt,   Northern Belle to Sine  Ruth to Groat Falls   Noble  Five to ���������.mcllur.  Headman  .Last Chance to  Everrel  Eureka lo Smelter   Noble Five to Smelter.  Dcadnian  Iter.  It.  Jan. 20.  Last Chance to Evcrre  Jan. 23.   Slocan Star  u VIA   XAKUSl'.  Dec. 31-Jan. 12.   Idaho lo Ouialia..'  Alamo to Omaha   Slocan Star to Argentine.  "        to Everett   Total   :io  15  HO  ���������17  Xi  15  15  174  10  It  15  11  ���������!l  12  22  15  115  1������)  5S  ���������II)  Tin  Total ���������sIiIiiiiiimiIh Since June, 1S!).*>.  Nelson :   Ainsworth   Trail Creek (gold oro)   Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via ICaslo   Blue Bel to Pilot'Bay....  Total.....'   UULLlO-i _UIP-U''N'TS.  Already reported since J u no, ISUj,  Jan. 21���������Pilot Hay Lo Aurora   '���������   2!.-  "   30- " "    " ' -Total....;..; .'   TOXS  . ���������17111  .    170,  .15.071*  . 2,051  . 2,101  .20,511  .50,112  TO.V-  -.210  211  20  20  i,:;oo  THE WKATHKIi.  The week has been mild and dull  with one fine bright day and wifh  scarcely any frost.  TIIHUMO.M]  *ti*k.  Jan.  26���������M  IX 3!)������  _lia    30������  "  27-   _U������e   20������  28-  '. 47������   HO"  ������������  ���������a���������   4ID   30������  **  _:���������_-  ai-  .?() ������  k   27������  Feb.  l���������   11������   32������  These readings are taken at 1) a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  .temperature during the preceding 21 hours,  THE WAR IN CUBA.  "Victory for the Government Troops.  An.engagenicut between the insurgents  and the government troops Las taken  place at Tairouas, not far from San Luis."  The rebels, under the command of Antonio Maceo, were defeated with great  loss, leaving 170 dead upon tho field and  carrying off at least 30. "   .  Advices from the Province of Matanzas  report another government victory. Col.  Vicuna met 1,200 iusurgeuts under Perez,  The rebels occupied a fortified farm from  which they were driven by Vicuna's  forces .with heavy loss.  BRAZIL AND THE POWERS.  Morif Work i'or the .Monroe Doctrine.  It is  stated  that   a rupture between  - Brazil and Italy is imminent owing to  Brazil's-tardiness in satisfying Italian  olaims arising out of the civil war in  Brazil.  A special dispatch to a* New York  paper from Buenos Ayres, says: France,  through her minister, lias informed the  Brazilian government that she agrees to  arbitration of the Amapon boundary  question, She will, however, absolutely  refuse to discuss the -details of the affair  of May, 18!)5, in which French subjects  were attacked iu tbe Amapon territory.  In this incident .she insists that the  Brazilian official- shall be dismissed from  office in the contested territory, and that  they be punished without delay.  Brazil has demanded the immediate  evacuation of the..Island of Trinidad by  . Great Britain and has sent a "man-of-war  to enforce her demand. The British minister has handed to the-Brazilian foreign  office a letter from Lord Salisbury, in  which are embodied the points held for  England's claim to tbe Isiaud of Trinidad. The prime minister says that while  the British are in actual possession in  the exercise of a concilitory spirit, the  government is willing to accept arbitration as a means of determining rightful  ownership. Brazil must. reply definitely  as to whether she shall approve of this  proposition at the end of the current  month, or on February 21. The note  further says that when the British parliament opens, the declaration that  England occupies Triuidada will be announced in the*-' Queen's speech and that  unless Brazil gives reason for delay in  arbitrating the dispute, by showing better proofs of ownership than" those  already advanced, the island is lost to  the republic.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  uosslAnd.  The Le  Roi   mine   shows 15   feet  of  clean ������500 ore at a depth of 400 feet from  the surface.  A contract is about to be let to drive  100 feet iu tho lower . lunnel of  the St. Elmo.  The" Spokesman-Review is authority  for the statement that a bill has passed  the senate enabling the Red Mountain  Railway to cross the Colville reservation.  It is reported that the War Eagle  Company will erect a reduction plant  during the current year. The site has  not, yet been selected aud it, may be  either at Kossland or Northport.  Mr. Corbin has secured an injunction  from lho Supreme Court of British  Columbia against the tramway people  for trespassing on his lands. * Sir; Corbin  asks for an engineer's report ou the advisability of changing the location of tlie  tram line.  \V. M. Newton presided at a meeting  held in the opera house last week for  the purpose of discussing the advisability  uf incorporating the town. A vote  takeu resulted in 41 to 8 iu favor of incorporation. The meeting adjourned  until later in the week, when the results  were embodied iu thc following resolution :  "Whereas the citizens of Rossland, in  ���������miss meeting assembled, have unaui-  .ji'i.v-ly expressed their desire for the  incorporation of the town; and  "Whereas incorporation by private bill  will be au expensive matter; therefoie  be it  "Resolved that an executive committee  of nine be appointed, of whom thc chairman (Mr. Newton) shall bo one, to draft  a petition, asking the government to  pasfj a special amendment to the general  muui-ipal' act permitting the town of  Rosslaud to incorporate uuder, the  provisions of that act on giving three  months' notice, instead of as now required  hy law."  The committee consists of Messrs.  Newton, Kedciiu, Boultbee, Watterson.  Hunter, isowoa. Clute, McDonnell and  McCutcheon.  MIDWAY.  Messrs. Blue aud Fisher are transporting a sawmill to the Greenwood camp.  Thc mill will have ai capacity of about  20,000 feet per dav.   ���������   .. -���������_,.,.-..  * ���������" Vt*���������*T������--'���������,.:-.��������� ..   ,-._  Thc Trilby claim in the'Skylark'camp'  is developing into an excellent property.  A new lead of nearly four feet of galena  ore has beeu opened.  A one-fourth interest in the Last  Chance claim, located in Smith's camp,  has been sold lo E. L. Tate, ot Spokaue,  for 82,500. The ore is silver-lead, with a  small value in gold, which will have to  be concentrated before it can be shipped  with profit.  Charles King, geologist, and a party of  stockholders are inspecting the Old  Dominion mine. This mine now has a  daily capacity of 75 tons of second grade  ore, which runs 8120 per ton. The first  class ore runs much higher. Tt is expected that the result of the examination  will be the_erection of au immense plant  ou the property.  II. S. Earnest, superintendent of the  Clugston Creek iron claims, has just  closed a contract to furnish the Pilot  Bay smelter 00 tons per week of iron ore.  The Nelson '^smelter has also placed a  trial order, which, if satisfactory, will  lead to a large increase iu busiuess.  JKASLO.  Edwin Cummiugs has purchased the  Hotel Slocau and is now busy renovating  the establishment. .New furniture and  fittings throughout will render the house  one of thc most comfortable in the Slocan  country.  News has been received here of, the  death of two miners in a snow slide on a  claim at the head of Healey Creek. The  gang quit work for the day leaving W.  Hicekenridge and O. D. Hoar to light the  last shot of-the day. The meu failed to  return and a search revealed the fact that  a slide had' caught the two meu.  So fiir no trace of the bodies has been  fouud.  TRAIL OUEEK.  Tho new smelter, which is expected to  blow in" next month, has 45,000 tons of  .30 T_e Roi rock on hand.' From 100,000  to. 150,000-tous of oro, 10,000 cords of  i ood and .550,000 worth of coke, is the  siock to lie kept on hand continually.  Theemelior >������iil have a .capacity of 2o0  ions daily io start with.  NKW   DICNVlClt.  Charles Drovvin who was brought . to  the hospi tal some days ago in a dying  condition, died on Sunday and was-  buried today. Uo was one of the locators "of the Lucky Jim group. -  J. A. Finch has given further proof of  his confidence iu  the mineral prospects  of the country at the foot of Slocau'Lake  by bonding tbe Arlington No. 2 aud, Burlington No.   2   for the sum  of   S50.000.  These claims are six  miles up Springer  Creek aud were located in the fall of 94 j  by Fielding and Cooper who   brought ]  down some .wonderfully rich specimens [  from the claims.. Last spring the locators I  did about two hundred dollars worth of  work on the .Arlington since  when  the  claims have not been touched.   It is improbable that work  will be commenced  until the end of March.  A meeting of delegates from _New  Denver, Sandon aud Three .Forks was;  held at Three Forks on the 21st to con - j  sider what legislation and appropriation |  should be asked for on behalf of the:  Slocan district. The meeting was un- j  animous and the"following is the gist of i  the principal resolutions. j  That forfeiture for neglecting tq take i  out or renew a free miners' certificate I  be abolished: that no act be passed!  authorizing any company to stake more I  than one claim on the same ledge; that j  coowuers be compelled to do or pay for  their share of the anuual assessment  work; that the Slocan district be made a  separate administrative district; that a  hospital be subsidized in the district;  that an appropriation, be made for a  stipendiary magistrate ' for the district;  that a wagon road be built from New  Denver to couuect with the trunk road at  Three Forks; that money be granted iu  aid aud exteusion of trails built by prospectors on creeks flowing into Slocan  lake; that a grant be given in aid of protection against fire at Three Forks aud  Sandon; and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Premier  aiid the member for the district. Iu addition a resolution was  passed calling upon the Dominion Government to improve the postal arrangements and appoint a county court judge  for Kooteuay county. Delegates.  New Denver, K. B. Kerr, W.ThomlinsoD,  C. S. Rashdall. Three Forks, W. Hunter,  H. II. Pitts, W. Sloau. Saudon, E. R.  Athertou, li. McDonald aud J. M. Harris.  THE ALBERNI GOLD FIELD.  Albei-ni, B.C. Jan. 23.  To The Kditor of The Minbu. *  'The last letter contained a glance at  the Alberni district from Mineral Hill  to a point some !) miles down the Canal  from the town of Alberni. Beghiing  at this point we will now proceed  down the east side of the Canal. Three  miles below is the first important  group located on the Tchesnucnod  creek. Over a, dozen claims have been  located here by Victoria people and a  sufficient amount of capital has been  secured to give the ground a thorough  test early in the spring. Another jump  bf,3 miles lands us al Coleman creek.  Here- is found one ofthe most remarkable deposits in the entire district.  The main lead; if lead it can be called,  is from 20 to 00 feet wide. It is a mass  of igneous conglomerate formed from  decomposed quartz, diorite and schist".  The mixture is evidently the result of  some local secondary disturbance and  on the surface a black oxide adds to its  volcanic appearance. Tests of the  lock show that it carries well in free  gold. If this will continue with depth  the property is of immense value.  This group was located for a syndicate  of.Island capitalists by a^alaried prospector. The company tnten employed  an expert to examine the property and  on the strength of his report have a  gang of men at work. Should the  winters work warrant it a mill will be  pub up next summer. A little further  .down the Canal, and on the other side,  a few locations have been made and  some prospecting done. The latter  was, unfortunately abruptly stopped  by a severe snow storin*aiid remains  suspended for the winter. So far as  can be learned the indications are very  favorable.  AL the head of Barclay sound from  the mouth of- the Canal toward the  open ocean, is the Copper Island  district. Copper Island is some 2  miles wide by-1 long., On the east  side of the Island some good locations  have been made. ' The country rock is  a diorite with intcrbedded bands of  quai'tzite and calcareous matter. The  leads are chalcopyritic, and, while  strong and wide, are of rather low  grade. The Rainbow claim is a good  example. There is found about 4 feet  of ore between hard and well defined  walls. The assay returns run from $S  to $12 according to reports. The lead  is at the waters edge. A few hundred  dollars spent in a wharf will enable  vessels to load direct from the bins,  The same can be said of several other  properties on the island.  North of Alberni the belt has been  traced for a number of miles and  niuiier.o_us_loc.-Uons_inade.___No__work_  to ypcak. of has been done. The surface  indications tire.of considerable bodies  of low grade rock. The margin of  profit per ton, even with most careful  local treatment, will be small and  large works will be necessary. Capital  bas so;m..iiy tempting opportunities  in Biitish Columbia at the, present  time that it is reasonable to expect  that this section will have to await its  turn which may not come for 2 or 3  years yet. Those who tire able to hold  on and wait for this will in most cases  do well.  Nothing has as yet been said of tbe  placer and hydraulic features of this  section. These are extensive and"of  sufficient; interest to warrant treatment in a seperate letter.  Clll-'l* CllAlCO. '  "the 3une11" 3.juze com-  petition:-  The  Following  Prizes  Are O'fereil  for the Best Suggestions on the  lmpi'oinciits   of   the   Mining:  "-" ���������    Laws of British Columbia.  FIRST PRIZE���������An ' order oil a Tailor  for Clothes to the value of ������25.00.  SECOND PRIZE���������An order on a  Jeweller for  810 worth of Jewelleiy  Iu order to remove'..any chance of  missing valuable suggestions we have  decided to withdraw tlie rule making  tbe competition available to our subscribers only and to throw it open to  every one. This, we hope, will prove  the honesty of our endeavor to obtain  such hints "as will lead to the better  nient of the.law.  It is not necessary that, competitors  should go the length of sending in the  draft of a new bill or an amended consolidation of the existing ones. _\Ve  only ask for '���������suggestions" for the^im-  proVenwnt of the mining acts.  CONDITIONS.  1. Letters containingsuggestions must  be as short a.s possible, not exceeding  3.000 words, and must reach The MrNEit  oiiice ou or before February loth, Its'Jd.  2 They must be written on one "side  of the paper only, with pencil or ink aud  must be signed with some motto, the  author\s real name and adciress   being  enclosed in a sealed envelope, which will  not be opened except in the case of the  prize winners.' The motto must be written ou the outside of this envelope.  3. The Miner reserves the right of  publish the whole or any part of the suggestions received.  4. A committee of three will award  the prizes. The names ot the judges  composing the committee will be announced shortly.  We hope that the practical miners and  prospectors who know something of the  actual working of the mining laws will  uot'be backward in giving us the benefit  of their experience.  ALL.E0FVI0E.  Tragic Ending to a  String of Crimes at  Colville.  In our last issue we narrated at  length the history of Adolph Niese. It  was set forth how he murdered his-  wife and her infant by setting fire to  his dwelling while the poor woman,  was lying weak and helpless within.  With devilish cunning he took iidvantage of his crime to rob the insurance  company. Before the ashes of his  wife were cold he married horsister,  who could scarcely have been ignorant  of the manner of her sister's death.  Naturally the district wheie these  crimes were committed was too hot  to hold the culprit and he came  with his new wife and the children by  his former wife to Colville. Here he  has lived for some time. But the  presence of the innocent children was  a continual living rebuke to the vile  couple who were so deeply steeped in  crime. Their innocent faces must have  perpetually kept alive the terrible  remorse and fear that gnaws'the life  from a murderer's heart. A system of  cruelty, neglect and starvation at  length ended in the death of one of the  little boys. The inhuman fiends ' endeavored to cloak their crime with  pretence of heart disease and even  went so far as to invent a story of a  fall over a cliff to account for certain  bruises. But their inventions were of  no avail, and in Judge Anthur's court  last week they were, tried and convicted, not of murder in the first  degree, as might have been expected,  but of manslaughter, and were sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary.  For some reason or other the  wretched pair, after their sentence,  were confined in tlie same cell. On  Tuesday the gaoler hearing an unusual  noise in their cell immediately investigated it. He found both prisoners  locked in each others arms with blood  pouring from gaping wounds in their  throats. The man was dead, but the  woman, though insensible, was still  alive. A doctor was speedily summoned and on examination found that  no serious damage was done to the  woman, who is now recovering and  will probably survive to undergo the  living torture of 20 years' hard labor.  The instrument with which the final  act to this tragedy of crimes was committed, was a piece of a brozen razor  which Niese had  managed  to secrete.  CIUJKCH NOTICES.  Sunday, February 2, 1890.  Church of-England. Services at  11 a. in. and 7.30 p. in. Holy Coin-  union at 8 a. in,  Pitk&UYTEiu.-N Church. Services  at 11 a. in. and 7 p. ni. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Endeavot Society meets every Monday-  evening at 8 o'clock.  Rohan Catholic Cnuitcn. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Vespers  at 7.30.  ���������METH0T-iST~CiiURCjr,���������Cbrner'Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. in. and 7.30 p. in. Evening subject:  "Wonderful Detective Work." Sunday School 2.30 p. un. Prayer meeting  on Friday evening at S o'clock. Ep-  worth League of C. E. con Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock.  INFIDELITY   CHALLENGED.  This was the title given to a series of  three lectures just delivered in the Oddfellows'Hall, Nelson, by Mr. Geo.-Wise,  anti-infidel lecturer of London, Eng^  The subjects on which ho spoke were  "God or no Cod, Which?", yJesus Christ  the Supreme Miracle of History," "Does  death cud all?" These were attended by  good audiences aud considerable interest  was created. For the first time in Nelson  the sceptics and unbelievers have had an  opportunity ot hearing their theories and  objections dealt with by one who has  debated with the leading- infidels of  Eu'glaud, including Mr. Chas. Watts  who for twelve years was lecturer for the"  American Secular- Union. Altliough  discussion was invited none was forthcoming, which' surprised the lecturer, as''  he seems to have gal her. d that* he would  be replied to by some" of the leading  sceptics in British Columbia. Several  pertinent questions were put aud satisfactorily answered.  _ Mr. Wise showed in his first lecture  that the origin aud'maintenance of the  universe could uot be accounted for on  the negative hypothesis of atheism, and  that God considered simply as atheistic  postulate was/a requirement of human  reason. Here'the lecturer made several  apparently astounding assertions i.e.,  "'That there has never been an Atheist  whether philosopher or scientist, who  has ever made an original disc-very for  the good of mankind." In the second  lecture Mr. Wise said, "If is now acknowledged by every authority of,. advanced  thought "that Jesus Christ is the central  figure of the world's history."' John  Stuart Mill speaks ofChrist as "a" unique  figure'* Reuau says"history "wouldt be  altogether ineoihpreheifsible'.without him*'  Thomas Fame ' nays" "His morality has  not been surpassed by auy." The third  lecture was moi e au appeal to ihe passive  part of our nature * than to the intellect  and perhaps on this account si rack us as  less forcible than the two former lectures.  However, the lecturer gave several  strong points iu favor of his position.  We. believe that these lectures will be  loug remembered by those who heard  them and trust that they will have proved  helpful to some.  LOCAL   NEWS.  Thu navigation on the Arrow Lakes  is agaiii clear of ice and the s.s.  Nakusp is making her regular trips.  W. T. Jennings, a well-known  Toronto engineer, was seen recently at  Lethbridge and stated that the British  Columbia Southern would he build  without fail this year.  As will be seen by a card elsewhere  Messrs. Cherbo and Booth have reutted  the Royal Hotel and propose to open up  in good shape iu a few clays. A first class  French chef will be iu charge of the  kitchen.  A social entertainment under the  name of "Your Own Birthday Party'*  will be held iu the Methodist churi-h.  under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid.  on the evening of Wednesday, Feb.  5th. An enjoyable time for everybody.  All are invited.  W. A. Harrison ctime into town on  Ttiesdav bringing specimens of good  looking" quartz from two claims that he  has recently staked in the Upper Arrow  Lake comitrv. One claim the High Bluff  is actually ou the shore of the lake and  the other the Little Tuesday is on the  line of the N. & S. railway.  Mr. Alexander Skinner, late of Mea-  ford, Ontario, has decided to cast in  his lot with Kootenay and will open  a law office in Nelson. Although Mr.  Skinner is a duly qualified barrister of  Ontario he will have to pass an exam-  ation in this province and to become  domiciled here for 0 months before he  presents himself before the examiners.  The Zera Semon show at the Odd-  Fellows hall last night filled the house.  Semon is certainly very clever and some  ot his "magic" as good as could be seen  anvwhere. Little Lawrence is an able  assistant, aud the minstrels, while a  shade below --C-ristie" and evidently  amateurs, often showing ptouounced  "stage fright," helped to make an hour  and ii half of first rate fun.  Two new stores are going np on Bake'r  street betweeu the Silver King hotel and  Squire's. They are being built by Mr.  Miibee for A. C. Buchanan of Vernou.  who will occupy ono a's a general grocery.  The other is to let iind there are already  several applicants for it. We believe  that Baker street will be built solid I'rom  Josephine street to Stanley street before  oiany months are put.  The difficulty of procuring firewood  is becoming every day more severe in  Nelson, anil any device for economm-  ing heat should be welcomed. The  do'ums manufactured and patented by  George Stevenson, of this town, will  make the heat given out by one st.uv.*  sufficient to warm several looms.  They have been fitted' into Titi!  MiNKR. office and are very successful.  The Canadian General Electric Co. has  established a representative here in the  person of Mr. Frank Darling. -The  speciality of this company, which by the  way supplied the machinery for the  electric light in Nelsou, is the tiansiuis-  sion ot power and it is therefore likely to  be found useful iu this "couutry where  there is so much water poweP running to  wtistc that could be profitably used at  the mines. Mr. Darling has not yet  taken an office and is to be found tit thc  -Hotel Phair.  THE ELECTRIC LIGHT.  THE CARNIVAL.  Last Saturday night the skating rink  presented a lively appearance. Queens  of the night, and tramps, new women aud  old women, court pages and curly headed  black imps, fat men and yankees glided  bTThesi^-tiU^l-slnirr^  Tho ice kept in pretty good order until  the end of the evening when under the  combined influences of soft weather and  the perpetual grind of keen blades it  broke up rather badly. Prizes' for the  best costumes were awarded asfoHows:  licst gentleman, E. Madkius (Page).  Best lady, Mrs. Sansom, (Night). Best  comic gentleman, -I. Wyatt, (Tramp).  Best "comic lady, C. Donogli, (New  Woman). Other dresses worthy of mention were Mrs. MacDonald, (Night), J- F.  Squires, (American abroad), 1_. Russell,  (New Man), Buchanan, (Dage), P. (ioepel,  (Uttle "Miss Moflit). The ice is scarcely  lit to skate on now, Thursday, but one  good frost will put it into good condition  again. ���������=' * _  .THK SMKliTBIl.    -  On Thursday afternoon it wns found  necessary to blow out, the smelter in  order to eiu'ct some necessary repairs.  -A leak had" broken out in the water  jacket just above the spout from which  the matte is drawn forth. It \va?  practienlly impossible to effectually  repair this without stopping work.  The moment the familiar throb of  the blower ceased its drum, aud the  "yellow smell" no longer poured forth  to mix with the pure mountain air, the  news that, the smelter had stopped  spread through .the town'. The stoppage was generally attributed .to the  fact tliat the .���������tramway was unable  to bring down ore fa*t. enough to keep  the furnace going. This view .of the  case we are happy to say was incorrect.  There were some 000 toils of-ore still  in the bins when work was .-topped.  Itl|is true that the tramway is not  yet working quit'* satisfactorily, but  the cause is known and i-* easily ox-  plained. It will be remembered that  certain of the sheaves in the towers  wl������*re the heaviest strains came were  found to be faulty and'lvere replaced by  oiht'is of better make. But the injury  ,d"iie hy thesi? f.-iulty sheaves to,, tlie  clip-i that Isold the buckets on to the  ropi* is riot yet eradicated. There are  upwards of 1*00 of these buckets and as  fa*-t as the injured clip- are found they  are replaced. When they have all been  discovered either by inspectiiui or by-  giving way the apparatus* will be in  good order again and should then do  its work effectually.  No- longer depending entirely ou  "Standard Oil" or "Miner's Best" tbe  ligli. of Nelsou now shines forth through  the medium of the incandescent film.  This week the Nelson Electric Light  company turned on power and the plant  is now in successful workiug operation.  The company starts with a good busine ���������������  iind every chance for success. Amoi.jf  thoso who have had fixtures installed aro  R. K. Lemou, Turner <fe- :_.ikpatriok, ���������>  Irvine & Co., XV. F. Teetzel _c Co., John  Houston & Co., Dr. LaBau, G. A. Bigelow,  Gilker & Wells, E. E. l'hair, Bank of  Montreal, Clements & Lott, J. Johnson,  Gilbert Stanley, Thos. Booth, T. Madden,.  J. J. Mathesou, Isaac Holden, Malone' &  Tregillus, John BJomberg and T. M.  Ward.  The Court  House, Humes'  Hall and '  the residence of XV. IV Robinson   have  been wired and a contract  taken to light '  the Hall Mines Smelting plant.    About  82,000 worth of wire is yet needed ti>  complete  the street wiring.    When this  arrives and the arc dvnamo is placed, th"  plaut and circuit will be complete.   This  work    will <take    six   weeks  or   moie.  Nearly 89,000 have been spent so far at.il  an outlay of as much more will be uecc_- ���������  sary to place the busiuess in first clas-t -  shape.     As the affair   is   practically   a.  local concern  its earnings  will  for thi;  most part remain iu this section.  FOREST  PROTECTION.  The importance of protecting the  public forests from the disastrous fires  which every 'year spread with alarming  regularity in new countries is attracting  a very great deal of attention. In many  places where lumber was plentifully  available it is now hard to get and  whole forests tbat might, have suppliu I  the wants of the world tor years to come  have been swept out of existence in a  few hours. Our government with wise  prevision is introducing a bill totryj.*  prevent the wanton waste. In the United  States, Representative Shafrotb nil-  introduced a bill into Congress for the  same object.- His method is to cut great  swathes 1000 feet wide through the forests  at intervals of five or ten miles. Qn  many of these the timber cut would pay  for the expense of clearing aud a sum of  half a million dollars is to be set aside  for the work on others where the lumber  would uot be marketable.    . : '<���������  Very heavy punishment- are provided  for iucendiarism caused either wilfully  or by carelessness^ and the Uuited State*  troops are to pattoi ihe districts to detect  offenders.  NEWS OF THE DOMINION. ,  There are 8S32 postoflices in Canada."  The Duiuth   aud Wiunipeg  Railway *-  has beeu taken over by the C.-'P. R. ���������  .. ���������������  Madame Albani- will sing in Toronto  on February 21., ' . .". '^  The following well known Canadian.  are dead, Dr. Feu wick, of Kingston, and  Geo. Hardy a well, kuown builder of  Toronto. ' .>.  An old Crimean veteian named Danifl  O'Connell was   found frozeu to death iii  his cabin near Halifax, N. S.   Parts o: ���������  his head and body had Deen devoured-by  rats.  The C. P. R.  traffic earnings   for   the  week ending January 17  were $349,000"  against ������272,000 for the corresponding  week last year. ���������   ���������  At Toronto au exciting ice boat race  took place last week ^between John  llanlau's Vigilant; Fied Allards Islander;  (joodwius Defender; J. Qainn's VoIul-  teer;-J���������Rices'-Vulkyiie;-F���������Smith's-Old'-  Sport, aud J. Tymms Britannia. The  Vigilant won by half a length, and the  last boat came iu within 0 seconds of the  winner.  At a largely attended meeting ot  Orangemen at London Out, a resolution  was adoptedo commending the course of  Clarke Wallace on the Manitoba schoblr  question; also commending the bold arid  defiant attitude of the imperial government i" protecting British subjects and  defending their rights iu all parts of tlie  world. - - ;  About six years ago a log cabin occupied by a family mimed Crier, outside of  Frederictou N.B. was burned, and Mrs.  Crier, who was a widow, and her adopted  daughter cremated. A son, William,  wiis also "supposed to havo beeu lost in  the fire, though no trace of iri_ body  could bo found iu thc* ruins. Another  son, Johu, escaped. The latter after war-1.  removed to -Minneapolis. A letter h;-5  just been received stating that Johu liaa  been, hauged for' murdering a man iu a  saloon in a Minnesota city, and that just  before tbe execution lie. confessed to .  murdering his brother William, while ou  their way home, and theu on reaching  the cabin h. fired the, place in order to  cover up his crime... " -    ���������   .  ~ ICE CARNIVAL AT ST. PAUL.  A Ciiiiailian Itccoru Breaker.  A great ice carnival was opened at St.  Paul last week with much ceremony and  a magnificent procession. The Mayor  handed .over the keys of the city to Rex  Borealis. * '   -  The first of the three skating races', ���������  three miles, for the championship of the  Northwest, between McCulloch, "of  Winnipeg, and Nilsson, of Minneapolis,.  took place at the carnival. McCulloch  won in 8.50. which is 'several seconds  better than Joe Donough's amateur time,  and within 11 seconds of Harold Hogan"*  professional record. Nilsson was not in  good shape, suffering from the effects of  r severe cold. . He fell fifty feet ��������� from  the starting point. Otherwise the race  was a magnificent one. McCulloch was  in' line fettle and was much admired.  Nilsson led at the end of the first mile,  but McCulloch soon passed him. The  next race takes place ou Friday evening.  At the carnival skating rink Clarence  Taylor, of Huron. Wis., jumped on skates  17"feet -S inches, thus breaking the  world's record of 15 feet 2 inches, made  by J. E. Andrews, of Stillwater Mina. THE MINER, NELSON, _.'_., STURDAY, FEBRUARY i, 1S96.  Dade Harkins; Wedding  By VIOLA E0SEB0EO.  (Couth.ned   from Last Week.)  and pnt her off with saying he'd see  about it after the wed,.ing; that ho must  take her to that.  Harry cursed himself for a fool and  carried himself bravely, with a sinking  heart, but qv.ito without that self seeking, domincfvin-.' r;pirit- of pursuit that  ���������women lovo in lovers. He had heard, it  ib true, of coijuerrir:', retreats and fencing on tho part of women in lovo .:I'fairs,  and on these traditions he tried to hang  a slender hope.  Whatiu tho world would ever become  of sincore lovers, handicapped by the  helpless simplicities and duplicities of  youth, in a society wheru they aro left  to work out their own salvation, if it  were not for tho faint guidance offered  by the literature of lovo stories I "  Bnt already the ring had been sent  for. Three days passed, aud tho wedding  was at baud. Nearly all his guests from  the hotel wero to mako the journey to  Art Harkins' in "a big wagon, " sitting  upon straw piled in its bed.  Harry had given up the hope of the  buggy ride with Charley. He was afraid  to propose it lest he should bo refused,  but under tho encouragement of ber  smiles the same idea had enterod the  brain of tho other young man. He engaged tho buggy and engaged Charley  to rido in it.  So lightly did Mrs. Peytee carry her  duties that she climbed into tho big  wagon, ignorant of this littlo game of  puss in the corner and supposing Harry  was carrying out tbe campaign be had  sketched her. Her mind was uncommonly preoccupied with plans for the subjugation of the colonel, who bad been  showing of lato a coquetry unbecoming  a gentleman aud a solider, particularly  one so rheumatic.  Harry saw Charley depart in a bittor:  ness of soul too deep lo bo profaned by  the pen of such a light minded character  as myself. Then, his feet carrying him  as if with a volition of their own, he:  started to walk through the woods to  Harkins', thc place whero ho could look  upon her onco moro. There was no reason to srtppoM'thut in any caso ho would  not seo her frequently for years to come,  but be did not. think about that. He felt  as if that night bounded life.  As Harry came out of the primitive  forest upon the wood pile that occupied  Art Harkins'- front yard ho could see  through, tho door of trio .dog house, by  the light,of the littlo festal fire burning  in the big fireplace, tho newly arrived.  guests as they groetod Mrs. Harkins and  the white gowned, rod armed bride.  Mrs. Harkins, in her purple calico, met  the occasion with the true mountaineer's unspoiled, easy cordiality, blessed-.  ly unconscious of any real social distinctions betweeu white folks. Dade  showed an assurance of a different nature. Thero was a something in her  hearty welcome that mi;;ht bo attributed to a tolerable understanding of the  business of the coal company, bnt similarly fortifying knowledge failed to confer the same ease upon her father. He  shifted uneasily about the room, wearing, sure enough, his, broad bat upon  ���������his head, but touching it politely when  any of the ladies spoke to him, and behind him, when ho could get there, kept  the shamefaced groom elect, sunk in  that peculiarly painful misery which  Apes delight and marks the man in his  position the world over. .  Barry watched Charley as she gently  iniisted upon speaking to him and bont  ber tact to lightening., his sufferings for  an instant. Then as she disappeared  from his view he camo on, as.if pulled  . by a string, and after speaking to his  hostess stationed himself whore, from  ~acrbss"the"room,"he'could-best-see-her.-���������  Besides the hotel party only the white  haired old circuit riding preacher and  ; a few of tho Harkins' kinspeople were  ! present, but these, with the family, were  enough to establish their own rigid rule  of etiquette upon the company. Every  one was'.'forced to* feel that the least  gayety or relaxation ".would bo n grave  indecorum, and the occasion was marked by much the same manners as prevail at ..funerals. When the company  wore all seated, the young couple left  ���������the-room, aiid three miiiutes passed,  'during which silence prevailed or was  broken only by whispers. Before they  knew it Harry and Charley caught thcin-  Luscuir-. conee unci cake. Tlie hotel people tried now to give something of that  jollity to tho occasion that had characterized it in their previous imaginings,  out they were under a saddening spell,  ind besides, not realizing that the wedding feast was to come so early, they had  supped at homo and were not hungry,  arid this in itself was depressing.  Harry soon lost the cheer tho meeting  glances had given him. Charley was  bearing herself toward him with all  tho unconscious indifference she had  worn for days past and was again do-  votiug herself to palliating tho sufferings of tho lonfcof a bridegroom. Harry  wondered that her father could consent  to let her como to such a place. It was  not a desirable thing for a young lady to  meet such people, however it might do  for others.  After tho supper tho preacher at onco  and finally disappeared, and, lo la change  immediately made itself felt on all  sides. Everybody, whilo tho "second table" wiis eating, was smiling, trying to  talk. Soon all were moving about, and  the affability of all who knew how to  ���������90 affable was welcomed, even iii ahelp-  /pss way by the young Harkinses. Soon  au old white headed negro with a fiddle  slipped into ; !io main room, seated himself in a co: ...r ��������� and immediately occasioned much chuckling interchange of  sly looks and humorous comment. All  sections of the party, so to speak, sympathized in the point of view that induced theso demonstrations, for it was  cert-ai:i that a iiiiinber.of church mom-  bcrs of various degrees of social eleva-  ti m would danco tonight and repent  t.norrow, or at- loast when they wero  duly "disciplined" for their fall.  Tho dancing began, the old negro calling out the frruresof the quadrilles and  having a great deal to say about u "busy  bee." That busy boe was an old acquaintance of every one present and  helped, as it had done many a time before, to lighten a feeling of good fellowship all around, for Uncle Ned for a lifetime had withstood all arguments in favor of tho use of tho moro usual term of  vis-a-vis.  The young Harkinscs woro transformed, and with confident good will asked  ladies to dance with them,ladies whose  Lifted her from the doorstep.  existenco till but now thoy had ignored,  and their, dancing, by tho way, though  a trifle more energetic than is.fashionable, was not bad.  For a time all went swimmingly,  though the demoralizing features of social democracy grew upon Harry when  ho asked Charley to danco with him,  only to be told that she had already  promised moro dances than she expected to perform.  A now quadrille was just forming  when something happened���������iu fact, a  good deal happened all at once, or so  noar it that the effect was the same, and  now I sympathize with Carlyle iuhis  despairing sense of tho inadequacy of  narration, which must proceed by se-  ���������quenccs"**-to-tho-task-*of��������� portraying ^history, where things aro always happening  simultaneously.. It is liko trying to  draw a houso-with ono line.  Mrs. Poytee was standing up to dance  with the bridegroom and was near the  open door.- As tho iuevitablepreliminary  squeaks issued from tho fiddle a man,  in her own phrase, "lunged" through,  tho "door, threw an arm violently around  her waist and���������was knocked down by  tho bridegroom. Mrs. Poytoo was not  tho woman to throw away any cards f uto  in tho courso of thegamo put-iuto hor  hands. Sho flow into the arms of. tho  colonel, who had risen precipitately from  bis seat by tlio fire, crying piteously upon him, her Cousin Charles, for protection. One of tho young Harkinscs, not too  sober himself, alas I recognized in tbe intoxicated intruder his long lost brother  ���������in tho Texas penitentiary ho had been  when hist hoard of���������and, suddenly fired  by that ardor of blood relationship always so easily awakenod by those intruders known as "kin by marriage, "��������� ho  fell upon tho bridegroom with blows.  Tho brother rose and proceeded to take  his own part as:well, and iu seven seconds from his entrance all the mon in  tho placo w'ro in ono wild melee, and  tho women were huddled together as far  j off as they ould got, somo screaming,  j some fainti. g, while Mrs. Harkins and  i Dade, stirre**. by a different spirit, loud-  ! ly.called upon Art and Bill and "you,"  .   . Hurry saw Charley. j Hank, to bo ashamed of themselves, and  selves in the act of exchanging a glanoe ! to stop their "scandalous" behavior, in-   such a glanco as for awhile had mads I terspcrsing their adjurations with sovore  such a world of intimate companionship : comments on the male sex generally and  for them'. . 1 individually and with some very sound  When the bridal pair entered and the j abuse of tho whisky, which was indeed  preacher took his position before them, -j at the bottom of the trouble. There was  **m%  inucn nearer tne lncu-uuga-snaoi*- ..__*-  batants and peacemakers than any of the  other women:  "Go back, Miss Charley! For God's  sake, go away!" Harry cried out, his  voice saying a deal moro than his words,  but Charley didn't go back.   She only  dropped on her knees and, screamed  "Harry, Harry!" and Harry let go tha  Harkins ho was holding and sprang toward her and lifted her away from that  doorstop, aud with that they both disappeared.  It is to be supposed that Charley had  not noticed that her father was in quite  as much danger as her lover. To tell the  truth, of courso both sho and Harry had  each whipped up tho sense of tho other's danger for their own dramatic purposes. I have no doubt but the colonel  objected to Charley beiug shot, but he  ouly snatched the pistol from the Harkins boy's hand aud did not feel constrained to abandon the business iu hand  for her sake. _>  By the time she and Harry were seated on the wood pile���������and it was a very  short timo���������peace was restored and the  unprofitable prodigal sent off to a private apartment in chargo of his misguided brother, but Mrs. Peytee's agitation on this occasion, like Charley's  _wn, was of an uncommonly enduring  nature. Sho had too much astuteness to  make a nuisance of hersolf, and as every ono else straightened up and tried  to pass over the late unpleasantness as  the most natural thing in the world,  preparatory to getting away as soon us  possible, she, too, seemed to strive to  appear at ease, bnt* sho kept near the  colonel with an air of dependence upon  his protection and a subtly conveyed  sense of safety iu his shadow which he  found very touching. She showed a discriminating judgment, too, as to where  to turn, that pleased him and raised his  idea of her intelligence. Evidently she  did not make the mistake of considering a little rheumatic stiffness as helpless old age. The colonel conceived the  notion that it would be a pleasant thing  to do the driving himself on tho way  home and to have Mrs. Peytee on the  seat beside him. The reprehensible fact  was that the bit of a tussle had stirred  the colonel's blood and mado him feel  15 years younger.  Harry, too, wus considering the possibilities of the homeward trip. The other young man was a gentle, good natured  yonng fellow. Harry resolved to make  a confidant of him and beg him to surrender the buggy and Charley to her betrothed. The other young man immediately, blushingly aud with the eagerness of embarrassment consented. Ho  had no sooner done so than he was troubled for fear his surrender was unworthy  a properly high spirited man. He knew  he had heard of blood flowing about  smaller matters, but he realized his own  incapacity for living up to some high  ideals and was helpless against his own  human sense and sympathy.  Though quite in the dark about some  trifles whose amazing potential importance we havo seen, Mrs. Peytee confidently and correctly announced the engagement of his daughtor to the colonel  on the way home, and that announcement formed the point of departure for  a conversation  that was exactly to her  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  isr_Ei_so_sr, b. o.  Plans, Klcvjitions and Details drawn to order.  Orders    left   at   Turner   &   Kirkpntrick's  Verncn Street, will receive prompt attention.  12.1]  NELSON, B. C  Watches, Clocks and Jewelry  -OLID, KKI'AIKKII UK K.-<'ll.l_V<-EI������.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  MI-1M*. A������l>'-T_.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  -N-UBAKCK aud ��������� ��������� ���������  CO-IMIS-IOS AUGHT.  VICTORIA ST..  914  NELSON. B. C.  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JOWETT,  VICTORIA ST., NELSON-  two young men,.sons of the house, un- '  seen "before, came si .u^hiug in by a back ;  door, staying near it, and with sullen !  Bhamefa-edness ignoring the presence o! .,  the guests. After the ceremony the cloud ;  still did not  lift.    Tlie guests from the j  hotel,   the  bride  and   groom   und  tho. j  preacher were immediately ushered into j  another room and seated at a long sup- j  per table.   Mrs. Harkins tried to got Art ;  ' to take his place at its head, but Art .  pulled his hat farther down on his head  and went out of doors without a word.  Mrs. Harkins and some of her "kin"  waited on the table and  served a good  supper of cold chicken, oysters ("coxe"  _.U.������_  thor ���������t������������     *-���������'  something comforting to the other women in their accustomed air through all  this, but even their wrathful equanimity  broke nown when the sound-of a pistol  shot rang out. It was fired by the younger Harkins boy, who only aimed at the  wall and was merely carrying -out his  youthful ideas of what was fitting.  A few minutes before the row began  Charley, had' stepped out of doors with  the oth.r ������������������yo-ng w.'xix to look at the  moon. She was so tired of him that she  had then invented an errand to get rid  of him for live minutes and had sent  him to look in them--*--*-- f or a K-irmositi-  tn_ius ran. Just as ti*'. slsotivas nl_u she  i-=_S"~"    ~.-.:_. "facea. i~  iL" ���������'.rjr.-s'sY.  3. S. Alberta  OHAELES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining location!-  * NEW DENVEK. B. C.  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right..   Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co.,  10 AND ^CORDOVA-STREET,   600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  c  Loewen & Campbell;  VANCOUVER,  Arc.l*re|inreill0 lBlroduccl_lliil__igl-.ropo.il-  tl-nit rroni Ihe Kootenay lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in the B. C. Mining  Centres. -.-.'-  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance ^Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. 1166)  I  \.->-"Sg&.  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Baj- and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  . at 8 a. m.; Tuesdays. ThursSay and Fridays  at 7 a. m.  LEAVE XELSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday  Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. m.; Tuesday and Friday at i p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  >in__ and all outgoing and incoming trains of  C. P. R- at Kelson.  _ Jke steamer is newly equipped in every par  0_MiUr, is lit throughout by  electricitj;. and  contains bathroom and all modern con veniencea  tor the comfort of passengers.  ���������The above schedule is in effect 16lh May,  \9S subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWAPJ)  Pureer. 3* Master  THE DIPLOCK  BOOK aM STATIONERY CO.  limi-t**e:d_   -WHOLE-AIK ^1  UneaYsy Sleeps the Man Who    *���������  HasNotGotaGale.���������Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD  GAXjE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put up  in very small compass for packing and can  be obtained irom Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. kelson,  and CAMPBELL  BROS.,   Rossland.  or direct from George Gale & Sons, Waterville,  Que..  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. ^  CARPETS 1 HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 FER YARD.  TAPESTRY : - - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.  Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  VANCOUVER,  B. O.  -     - SOlE AGEYTS FOK -  Brinsmead _> Nordheinser Pianos. .  Dixon, Borgeson <_; Co.'s Show Cases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. i������  SNIPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Sprii g Roller for 50 Cts.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.      -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2. 50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  COPE  & "-_rOTJ__NTG-.  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver. I  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY r, 1896.'  ���������a*1-*  _.'  Wxz ffixmx  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������mill be mailed to any address iu Canada or  the UnVed Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA CI ADVERTISEMENTS in-  serledatthe rate of $3per column inch,per  inonlh.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of 13 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, aud 10 cent's per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to Ihe Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style al  the shortest notice.  _.OD_*--������    '  ThbMinerPhintinq*PublishinqCo  nelson.  b.c.  NOTICE   OF   REMOVAL.  We* beg to inform the public tliat.  the offices of Tins Mixer have been  removed from Josephine Street to the  Jowett Building on Victoria Street.  '.: THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.  Once more our legislators have assembled together at Victoria. The  administration of the public funds.  of course, naturally requires their  annual presence, and being there they  think it necessary to make more laws.  Some of these are necessary, many are  not, and a certain number are positively injurious. Now members, of  Parliament are not able to do more in  any given time than any other lot of  men, and it would be a good thing if  uitfiid of trying to make new Acts,  they would devote more of their time  t o correct ing the old ones.  A step in this direction has been  taken by appointing the Chief Justice  as a Commissioner i'or the consolidation and revision of the statutes. He  thus finds time and opportunity- '������������������ tlu'  seclusion of the Bench, to patch up  and put in good shape many of the  terrible hashes that, were passed under  his own administration in the rush  and scramble of a hurried session. No  man is more fitted for. tbe task lluui  Ciiifi* Justice Davik.  The Speech from the Throne faintly  suggests the direction into which the  energies of the House will be directed.  "The importance of raihvay communication throughout the Proyince is  deserving of ' * * earnest consideration and should any practical  proposals be laid before you L have  every confidence that they will meet  with favor." The country will await  with interest the definition of the word  "practical."  The only Acts mentioned by name  .- are : For the Preservation of Forests;  to amend the Public School Act; to  encourage Dairying; for the Incorpor-  ation of Benevolent and Friendly  Societies; and to amend the Assessment Act. The first of these is not  ��������� the least important, and if any measures can be passed to check the annual  disastrous fires there should be no opposition to its passage. We are not  '-_ aware of the proposed amendments to  theli_*Tibhc~l_chooi" Act-To"*"*obtain  special notice in the speech they must  be important. The subject is a dan-  , gerous one to handle just now, with  Manitoba before our eyes and it is  difficult to imagine any vital amendments that will meet with approval on  all tides. For the rest, the Assessment  Amendment Act seems to be the only  one calling for notice, and in the  present ignorance<, of its details it  would be premature- to make any remarks upon it at all.  The whole'tenor of the spe.-h is  quiet and business like and indicate- a  desire on the part of the Government  to work simply and solely for the  ���������country's benefit. During the past  recess ministers have been specially  active in visiting the various districts  and making _ themselves acquainted  with their capabilities and requirements, and this cannot but have a.  direct and satisfactory ell'cct on the  work of the session..  THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS.  In another column we publish the  annual statement -of Revenue" and  Expenditure of .the Province for the  past year with a parellel column coin-  paring it with that of the previous  year.' The income, has increased by  $78,338 and the Expenditure also by an  amount which had been anticipated  and which was met by last years loan.  To us in Kootenay the statement is  eminently satisfactory, for if West  Kootenay takes her younger sister  East Kootenay by the.hand, the two  together supply a larger income to the  public exchequer than any other district. This however is a way of looking at it'which though comforting is  not quite fair. Other districts may  take hands and- boast of their incomes  in the same way. But the "bare fact  that West Kootenay by herself stands  third on the list is , a fact that will be  welcomed throughout the district.  Victoria City stands first with ������78,649.  Yale comes next with ������77,101 and then  "West Kootenay with $66,162.     This  gives us an important position in the  councils of the Province arid a right to  talk with the best of them. Messrs.  Hume and Kellik should remember  this fact'and take position accordingly.  The back seats in the House are no  longer suitable places for them.  Among the principal items of income  which show an increase are, as might  bo expected, miner's licenses and mining receipts (general). These two items  together' show an increase over last  year of $81,277.  On looking over these, figures one  cannot help speculating. as to what,  next years will be.  ILL ADVISED.  We were extremely sorry lo read an  article which appeared in a recent  edition of the Spokesman Review.  Now that the popular clamor has subsided everyone sees that an unnecessary fuss was made about the  Venezuela busiuess. The great men  of both nations and in fact all who  have their country's welfare at heart  recognize the sin of plunging two  nations into a terrible war on such a  flimsy excuse. Messages of peace and  good will are heard on every side.  Everything is being done to encourage  friendship between the two countries,  wise men forget any ill will that may-  have existed.  But the Spokesman Review a  journal published in a town that has  been lifted from t,he depths of ruin by  British mines, dares to come out and  say that ties of blood and kindred, a.  common ancestry, and a common  language should all be cast aside, and  any seeds of discord that, may have  lodged are to be fostered and encouraged and cultivated until they grow  up into the rank and poisonous plant  of national hatred. This too when the  -ions ol" Spokane and of all that groat  country of which Spokane is the gate  are free to come inlo our favored land  and carry oil' oiu riches upon an  absolutely equal footing with the sons  of our own nation. Well might we  *���������'>>*, "good, we are an alien race, for  some reason or other an object of  scorn and hatred to our cousinscacros*s  the border. A-ery well we will shut  our gates to you. Begone! we will in  future keep our riches to ourselves!"  Apart however from all questions of  filthy lucre, how ignoble a part is it to  iry to keep open a quarrel that had  its origin in nothing and that all the  world is trying to smooth over, How  small and contemptible to encourage a  lend between peoples when reconciliation is in sight.  KOTES.  Mr. Frank C Loring in the Spokesman Review complains of the. size of  mining claims in li. C. and contends  thatUUO feet, would be ample width to  allow. Itis seldom a man complains  of having to much. Mr. Loring  produces the old argument about  having too much land to work, etc.  The. whole thing has been pretty well  threshed out and it is better to let it  he as it. is withoutgoing into its merits.  Mr. Loring further contends that ihe  side lines as well as the centre line  should lie blazed and stakes put in the  centre of each. If. such a regulation  were to be passed, prospectors-'would  have to become surveyors and a  theodolite would become a portion of  every outfit. >l  Every one has been wondering for  what crime Dr. Jameson and his associates would be tried .��������� when they  reached England. The charge of mii--  der could hardly.be sustained, as, if  murder was committed, at all, "it was  done in the Transvaal and not oil  British soil, therefore the English  court would have no jurisdiction.  News has now ''reached us that the  prisoneis will be indicted for an infringement of the Foreign Enlistment  Act, 1870, which makes it a misdemeanor to lit out an' expedition with  the object of making war upon a  friendly power. The punishment for  the crime may be a fine of $25,000 and  two years' imprisoninent with hard  labor. This will-be the first trial under the Act in England and is sure to  cause a sensation.  It is to be hoped that the Monroe  doctrine will stand knocking about, lt  is likely to have a severe shaking before long. If it holds out it is possible  the United States will be at war with  lOnglatid, Germany and France all at  once. Hat her a big order for a country  that has neither army or navy and  whose treasury is empty. It appears  that the German government is now  calling on Venezuela demanding payment of the guarantee fund due. to  German subjects for building the  great Venezuelan Hailway. There is  even talk of two German men-of-war  going to Puerto Cabello. France has a  little .quarrel on with Brazil, but then  as she was allowed by the Monroe  doctrine to conquer' Mexico, the  backers of that terrible document will  no doubt wink at the sister republic's  dealings in Brazil. Only a few days  ago our young friend William of Ger  many was lauded to the. skies because  he had the impudence to bounce England and it must be very hard to have  to switch round so quickly.  Mr. Glass ox War.���������Mr. Chester  Glass recently returned to Spokane  after a visit to. Victoria and favored a  reporter there with an account of his  doings at the Provincial Capital.  Amongst other feats-, which he accomplished (according to this report) he  succeeded, in changing the popular  feeling as to the possible result of a  war between England and the United  States. Previous to his visit, with  that national pride which is highly to  be commended in them, tlie Victorians  believed in the certainty of England's  success. Mr. Glass changed all that.  He explained matters and left his  friends apparently in a state of the  most abject fear. Mr. Glass" ideas (as  statnd in thi- report) are so absolutely j  ridiculous that "it is hard to' believe,  that he ever really gave vent to such  a string of bosh, because those people  who know him are aware that he is  not devoid of sense.- Mr. Glass is a  Canadian who has seen fit to swear  allegiance to Uncle Sam, an action to  which no objection can be taken but it  scarcely entitles him to set himself up  as an ' authority on war. The Victorians may take heart again.  The Hall Mines have undertaken one  very serious responsibility. We do  not know the particular officer to  whom this responsibility attaches, but  every failure to act up to it will be  visited on the heads of all the. officials'1,  from Sir Joseph Trutch in London  down to Dick Day's dog. The company has set up upon its roof-a loud  and not unmusical steam whistle,  which goes off* at certain periods of the  day, and they have thus virtually arrogated to themselves the functions of  a town clock. Hitherto in Nelson  fierce quarrels have arisen as to the  right time owing to there being three  systems in vogue. Each railway had  its time and .Takey Dover had his. AVe  have seen strong men moved to whiskey over the impossibility of reconciling their differences, while a  sympathetic (and correct) sun beamed  down upon their altercations. Now all  is changed. Already folk ha*ve given  np their former gods" and may be seen  any day setting their watches hy  "smelter" time. Iu the future, underdone meat, unpunctual husbands,  failure to carry out appointments, all-  will be laid to the charge of the  smelter. Therefore, it behoves the unseen hand that sets all the daily  machinery of Nelson iu motion, to see  to it that no error creeps into his  timely occupation.  HOTEL   SLOCAN,  IC-fVS-L-O.  TIIE    I.KAUIM'.;   IIOIi-i: IN   TIIK CITV.  Visitors to Kaslo and the  Slocau   will  will find every accommodation.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  (280) ' Proprietor.  Nelson Hydranlic Mining:  NOTICE OF MEETING.  ASPKCIAL GKN'KSHAL MKETING OF  the Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company  iljimiled), will be held at the Company's ollice.  in tlie Town o������ Nelson, B. C. on tne'th day of  February next, at the hour od 11 o clock in the  forenoon. Important meeting.  Hy Order  G. \V. RICHARDSON,  .Secretary.  Nelson, B. C��������� Jan. 1G. - (J74C  GS-O TO  THE BON TON  IFOR  FEESH  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANYiSTYLE. *  Open from 1 p. m. to 6 a* rn*  MISS   _M_.   _V__    DTTZFIF-Tr-  IMMM-IUI.-KI'**'-.  SIMPSONS CO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Feed, Farm  Produce, Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  ������"Few0ar"Loadsi)f~ ���������*--  .   Timothy Hay for Sale.  _r_T-E3X.SOTsr. _b. o.  (52) Sl-ll'SOX A: CO,';  FroprlelorH.  OYSTERSl  IN ALL  STYLES  -   * AT T. BOOTH'S  TROPICAL  "  FHTJIT   STORE, *���������  BAKER STREET NELSON-  A Lar^i! Slock of ���������*i|ii,*> and CIjjui-s.  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HERRIN & CO.  COMMISSIOV MKKtllA.NTS.  i|  DEALERS IN  ��������������������������� CALIFORNIA AMI TVASlllXCTO.-V  JKK1.1T.. A>l> VK<-KTAIII_KS  It.TTKIC,    ECU'S   A.\D   POULTRY.  HAY, I'KAI.V, IT.OI R mill MILL FEKD.  NELSON  B  C  --co-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND  OTHERS  -TIIK   XKW,    FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can he CHARTERED hy day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursej_>_ of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth. *with whom ar-  ranpements caDbe made, or bv mail or  telegraph to C. "W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.   ������  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  1.0  MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE.  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  ���������  One Stationary I.Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and  Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C,  (17!))  Page Ponsford Bros.  Iluslliiics Street, Vuucouver. It. C.  DIRECT IMPORTERS OP ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS .  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger is  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATT__M������F.I������ TO.  NOTICE.  ���������VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT  JA    the next session   o������  tlio Parliament of  Canada application will be made by the Nelson  and Fort Sheppard Hailway Company for an  Act authorizing the said Company to construct,  equip, work and maintain a telegraph line and  telephone lines alow* the whole length of its  railway and brunches, and to establish oflices  for the transmission of messages for l he public  and collect tolls for so doing and generally do a  commercial business as a telegraph   or    telephone Company and for the purposes of erect  ing and working such telegraph and telephone  lilies the Company may enter into a contract  with auy other Company or may. lease any of  the Company's lines or any portions thereof.  ;  BOD WELL & HIVING,  Victoria, B. C.  Solicitors for Applicants.  Victoria, B. C, Nov. 18th, 1895, (240).  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that appli  __M cation will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of I he Province of British Columbia  at its next Session for an Act to incorporate a  Company (or the purpose of constructing,  operating and working deep tunnels, drifts or  shafts, for the purpose of exploring for, discovering, working, getting, acauiring and  acquiring and recovering minerals situate in  blind veins, ledges or lodes in the Districts of  East and West Kootenay, Yale and Cariboo, in  the Province of British Columbia, and for entering upon and acquiring lands for such purposes and for collecting tolls for the use of such  tunnels or workings by other persons or companies engaged in mining and for acquiring  such water powers or privileges as may be.  necessary or convenient therefor, together with  such other poweis or privileges, rights or  incidents as may be necessary for or incidental  or couducivc to the attainment of the foregoing objects or any of them'  A. K HUMPHREYS,  (205) Applicant.  NOTICE is hereby given that application  will be made to the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia'at its next,  sitting for an Act to amend "The Vernon and  Nelson Telephone Company's Act, 1891," so as  to enable the company to construct telephone  lines anywhere on thc mainland of the province  and to amend thc schedule to thc said Act relating to the tariff or charges of the said  Company.  WILSON & CAMPBELL,  ��������� Solicitors for the Company.  Vancouver, Dec. 10, 1895. (255)  Notice of Application ior Liquor License.  We hereby give notice that thirty.days after  this date I intend to make application for a  license to sell wines and liquors by- retail at  the Royal Hotel.  CHERBO & BOOTH..  __Nelson. Jan,_21,lS!*.l _,__ _(278)__  Notice of Application for Liquor License-  The undersigned   give notice tkat they in  tend applying to the Stipendiary Magistrate of  the District  of West  Kootenay  for a   retail  liquor license for their hotel at Sandon.*  J, W. SWITZEK.  C, B. McCLUSLV.  Sandon, Jan. 18, 1890.    " (275)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  I  hereby give notice that  thirty days from  this date 1 intend to apply to the Stipendiary  Magistrate for a license to sell liquor by retail  at my hotel, known as the Homo Restaurant.  JOE STURGEON.  Jan. 1,1S9G. (207/  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE NOTICK Hint T. J. Lend���������in, ns  Jl agent- for It. S. llown rd and Louis Grune-  wald.has filed'the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of tho  mineral claim "Ohio." situated in thc Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must lllo their  objections with me within 00 days frdin the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N.  1-TTZSTITBHS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson. Jan. S. 189.. [268-ll,l,0J  CKItTIH< .IT!_!������      OF    IMPKOVKMKST.  YORKEE JOKE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the j-Jelson Mixing Division* or  West Kootenay Distkict. Wiikiik'Located���������Toad Mountain,  TAKE NOTICE that I. W. A. Jowetr",  as agent for E. Mahon,. free niiner's  certiricate No. 51,9-1, intend," sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply lo the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improic-  ments, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold   Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of January. 1890.  W. A. JOWETT.  (216���������23, 11, 5) Agent for K Mahon.  CUMBERLAND MINERAL. CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distiuct. Where Located���������Toad Mountain.  rpAKK NOTICE that  I.  W. A. Jowett. as  1 agent foi E. Mahon. free niiner'h certilicate No. 54.9.1. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  a certilicate of improvement.-!, for the purpo-e  of obtaining a Crown Grant of theabove claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be _>._- to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced betore the issuance of such  certificate of improvement--.  Dated this 25th day of lanuAry, 1890.  W. A. JOWETT.  , <2_ka���������L. 2, G.)        a. Agent for E. Mahon.  Levi Strauss9  Overalls.  A Large Importation of those Famous  Goods direct from San Fiancisco just  received.  Blue Denim Overalls, Blue Denim Pants,  Engineers' Overalls, Blue Denim Jumpers,'  Blue Denim Smocks,    Blanket Lined Jackets,  and the Latest Thing Out  NO.   2 COMBINATION COAT.  The only Store in town earring a Full  Stock of these ^Unrivalled Goods.  A. T. GARLA^~BAKER STREET.  (211)  TURNER. BEETON & CO.  -*-*-������-  A CAR LOAD OF  ORE BAGS  JUST ARRIVED.  Write for Samples and Prices, i  NELSON, B. C.  (218)  RIESTERER'S  BRW RY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now ahle to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Earrel.  ORDI.ICS CA.\ IU: LEFT AT IH.1H.KS ltA!i___KY.  mail  '������iti������_h_K* i-.to.nn.,.   at--'M>i:i������ to.  R. RIESTERER, Pron.  P9PHR,  WAGONS and  ���������*.    BOB-SLEIGHS  f  BEST CANADIAN MAKES;  For   Ore, - Lumber and General Purpose.  WEITE   FOE   -PIE-ICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  KAMLOOPS,. _B.������ O.  112  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  A* B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  ALBION IRON  Co, LIMITED  EUsrG-i__sr_E_-ii_E?,s_  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS.   -..'.*< * *'  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND ~  LA._iD   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH CANNING    AND   .31]KING    ���������'  ,       ' . MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANT'S,  * * '". * 1-Tl'ES  AND SINKING   PUMPS : 2! OR   MINEH    ~ '-��������� 11   ' -  y French' Eanges, Stoves,,, Grates, Etc.  SOI.K  ACKXTS FOR IIlAKV   IC.  WOltllll.VGTOX'S   STEAM   ITMI'!-)   AMI  I.WKKjtOLL ���������������  ���������COCK IHtUI.   <0.*S|STKAM   HOCK  I'ltILL*.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street^  P. 0. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C.  (305)  M. R. SMITH ^ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.        ..  "WBITB    FOR   PEICB   LIST-  VICTORIA j    -        B, C. w    *m THE MINER, SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, FEBUARY   i,  1896.  ���������_���������  m  ANSWERS  TO   0OREESP0NDENTS.  J. McC., Bowderi. Alta.--A copy rtf  the papei- you ask for is forwarded to  yon today.  W. M. L��������� 85 Front Street, Portland,  Ore.���������The pamphlet-is' sent to yon ti>  U.i v. [1 is written lip to June lasl. and  the i-dition (15001 is nearly exhausted.  Anoilu'i- brought up to date will probably be issued .shortly. United States  postage stamps are  useless in Canada.  F. C. P.. Brandon, Man.���������A pamph  let published by this company contains  all the in.ui-inaiinti you require. A  .tipy is forwarded and further copies  can be hud, price 25 cents. The annual report of the Vancouver Board of  Trade will contain a history of. the  Kootenay country for 18.)... It will be  published in March  Mr. Mahoney of Buffalo hits introduced  ti resolution to Congress to exclude  Canadians from sailing on American ships  on the great lakes.    " ���������  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  THE   PUBLIC   ACCOUNTS.  REVENUE.  There was quite, an increase in the  revenue to June HO 1805, the large  increases being in timber leases;  miners' certificates; general mining  leceipts, licences, real and personal  property and provincial i���������.venue taxes.  The revenue collected .in Alberni  increased three-fold and in Comox  more than three-fold. There were also  large increases in Nanaimo, Yale,  Lillooet, the Kootenays, Cariboo and  Cassiar. A- comparative statement  follows:  (No. 186)  CERTIFICATE   OF    THE   REGISTRATION  OF  A FOREIGN  COMPANY.  "Companies  Act,"  Part  IV.,   and  Amending Acts.  'The mvlcta Cold Mines, I.'Id" (Foreign)'  ALL PLACKR CLAIMS AND MINING  Leaseholds legally held in thc District  may bo laid over (rom loth October, 1895, to the  Ut June, 1830.  NAPOLKON FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C. Nor. 23.-18%. (245  NOTICE.  JJom. Canuda���������Interest. .  Subsidy   Grant per capita-'���������  Land con ve) ed .v.'   Lund sales   Land revenue   Timber royalty, etc   Survey-fees   Rents, excl. of land   Timber lenses   Free miners' certificates..  .Mining receipts, general .  Licenses   Mu' riage licenses   Keul property tax   Personal property tax   Wild land tax   Income tax   Provincial revenue tax ���������  Registered taxes arrears..  Tax smIc.s deeds   Kevenue service, refunds.  'fax sale commission   Fines and forfeitures.  l-!M-!������.  . 8*J.lol  . 3,5,000  .. -S..---  .. 100,000  .. 25,880  7.01-  . 10,581  .     2,-28  10  . 49,514  .. 31.1SI0  .1.1517  . 32.050  .. 3,080  . 78.302  . 91.336  . 34���������*>-J  . 6.100  .    a2,2G6  41.  00  00.  14  .."(il  r iui;3 ������uiu ivHi.iu,ii���������        . ������������������--  Law. stamps      i'Jji*  Probate fees   Registry fees   Assay oMcefces   Asylum for insane���������     Printing 'ollice receipts.: ���������  *n������1c itn\. properly .*   Sale con. statutes   Reimbursements in aid   Interest     Chinese restriction act   Miscellaneous..'   Succession duty     Premium N. & F. S. It. -'dH.  G  .,036  SI, 124  :_���������������  4.920  6,332  ,436  18  4.179  12,885  25,437  15.707  619  22,981  1893-84.  $29,151  35,000  79,134  100,000  33,917  6,104  18,723  494  'J 81  24,925  23.015  25,515  26,601  3,040  66.714  81,782  35,917  6.634  45,080  .33  10  112  92  9,:������y  11,300  ������.672  16,845  3111  1;777  5,236  1,060  54  5,776  34,619  27,387  '4.614'  Interest, on sinking funds ���������  The revenue colleuted  districts  was as follows for  yeai s:  9876,908   1796,570'  19,117      23.089  A SITTING OF TIIE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be holden at Nelson on  Saturday, the _9t.fi day of February; at Kaslo  on Tuesday, thc 3rd day of March, and at Boss-  land on Tuesday, thc 10th day of March, 1896.  T. H. GIFFIN,  rf Registrar.  Nelson, B. C'Mth January, 1896. [2771  NOTICE.  ___*���������___ ok Timber Limits, Wkst Kootknay.  SKALRD TKN'OKKS "ill be received by tho  Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works up to noon of Tuesday, 3rd March  next., from persons desirous of leasing Lot. 937.  Group 1, Kootenay District, containing 1.100  nereis, for this purpose of cutting timber there-  from, subject io the provisions of the "Land  Acl." and amendments thereto.  The limit is situated in Sproule Creek Valley,  about one mile north of tbe Kootenay Kiver.  below lhe Columbia and Kootenny Railway  Crossing.  The competitor offering the highest cash  bonus will be entitled to a lease of the premises  for a term of twenty-one years.  Kach tender must he accompanied by a certified bank cheque to cover the cost of the survey, $870.50, the first year's rental, $210.00, and  the amount of the bonus tendered.' The  cheques will be al once returned to unsuccessful competitors..  XV. S. GOUK, .   .  ��������� Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works. ���������  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C 14th January, 1896. (27 6)  in.the several  the two  Wt&f^  MAIL CONTRACT.  18U4-95.  .. 178,649  .    15.286  5.442  . 17,531  . 4,087  .    11.345  <'.,_������!  .    13,183  7.150  ., 50,661  . 23.137  . 36.922  . 28.914  . 77,161  . 17,088  . 15.913  . 66.162  . 23,820  .    12,488  .' ' 8.250  1893-94.  878.929  20.382  15,018  6.019  5,700  8,577  18,814  15,281  28,404  46,277  32,380  6U,:(80  14,0.'i0  11,553  56,370  15,695  4.057  15,548  Victoria City   South Victoria.   North Victoria   Ksquimalt.       Cowichan   Alberni   Nanaimo City   North Nanaimoi   South Nanaimo   Comox ���������   New Westminster City   SVo.'tminster   Vancouver'.   Yale   Lillooet   Kast Kooienay   West Koolenuy   , Cariboo   Cassiar���������   Coast : ���������   Canadian Pacific Hailway...  EXPENDITURE.  The expeiidituie increased by  $388,230, the increase.beinj? made up of  $40,1)01) interest on the public debt;  $100,000, discount and ..commission.  There were also increases in the cost  of the administration of justice, education, asylum, museum, provincial  home, hospitals, transport, revenue  services and big increases in the expenditure for roads, streets and bridges  and the parliament buildings. On the  latter $101,867 was spent. A comparative statement of expenditure follows:  1894-95.       1893-94.  Public debt-Interest $179,887    $1-0,090  -���������   - -      - ���������   ��������� .......   _-|9,M2-  3,968  73.5S6  . 705  laO.OM  120,134  48,019  ' 8,578  706  13,896  1,918  441818  73.415  109,050  9,979  .   <-  9,820  140.570  _-.������..  5,781  262,478  55,891  133,517  -"Sinking funds���������rr-rr^-.-.v���������-���������05,411-  Premiuin'nnd exchange  30a  Discount and commission  174,156  . Consolidation (Act 1894)  1.036  Jxjan (Act 1895)  1.812  Civil government salaries��������� 14������,������90  Artmlu. justice, salaries  127,558  .legislation  3!('UJ  Printing ollice.  Assay office   Asylum for insane   Museum   Provincial home   Hospitals nnd charities....  Justice,   general   Kdii-ation....   Transport   Ilent   Kevenue services   Work and buildings   New parliament buildings.  Government. House   Itonds. bridges, etc   Surveys   .Miscellaneous   8,081)  761 .  17,741  2,151  799  48,630  71861  189,037  13,973  48-  11,636  101.296  191,867  2,666  42.5.629  ���������'7,750  11.1,918  "Less chargeable investment  account   $1.972,_i36 $1.6-1,097  Net expenditure   _"vlll        79,692  .... $1,906,924 $1,514,405  A low suit of great iuterest is.tnking  . place iu Toronto.     J. J. John-ton and  the Toronto Type Foundry are sneing  -   the    Consumers     Gas    Company    for  ���������51,500,000 alleged to have been overpaid  , bv  the plnintiffs "and others at various  times to the Company.    Some leading  members of the Canadian Bar .-.re retained,  among  them being Dalton McCarthy, S. 11. Blake, and W. N. Miller..  City Tresisurer Geoige Johnson Kobb,  of Mouctou, N'. B.. is a defaulter to thi-  extent of SO.OOO, due to speculations in  the New  York stock  market.    Ho  whh  o appreheuded -while trying to seclude  himself. He is under Brrest and lies in a  very -^precarious condition.' from heart  trouble and will probably die^ He has  uot spoken since arrested.'- He succeeded  ' his fathe- as city treusurer,-nnd was very  -��������� popular mid recently married a prominent society woman'..  ;''-TROf_\FlQTT_L~.  Cor. SlHUlry and Mllm Sfr-'Cfo,  TSTEX-SO^T. S_ C-  ,  Fittings and Furniture En-irely N.w  BEST TABLE IN  TOWN.  Give us.a trial and', be   Convinced.  SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmaster-General will be  received at Ottawa until noon, on Friday, 3RI.li  February, for the conveyance of Uer Majesty's  Mails, on proposed contracts for tour years, in  each cas'_ each way, between Nelson and Railway Station (C. P. ){. Railway), Nelson and  Wliurf (eity).Nelson and Railway Station (N. &  F. S. Railway) from the 1st April next.  The conveyance to be-made on horseback or  in a vehicle.  Printed notices containing further information as to the conditions of proposed contract  may be seen and blank forms of Tender may  be obtained at the Post. Oilice of Nelson and at.  this oflice,  E. II. FLETCHER.  x-vhc Oilice I-t_?.ctor.  Post Ofllco Inspector's Oflice,   1  ' Victoria.Jannary 3, 18JI6.      /  (273)  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  DISTRICT.  NOTICE Is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  1896. All the above-named taxes collectible  within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  are now payable at my oflice.  -Assessed taxes arc-oollcctible-at-thefollow-.  ing rates, viz:  If paid on or before thc 30th June, 189G:  One-half of one per cent, on real property  One-third   of one .per cent,  on  personal  "property.  Two per cent, on  assessed value of wild  land. .  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th June, 1890-  Two-thirds of ono per cent, on real property.  One-half  of  one. per  cent,    ou  personal  property. ,  Two and onc-hnlf per   cent, on assessed  value of wild land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on income.  Provincial Revemn'. Tax, 83.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS, ,  , 'Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1896. CMUl  CHERBO & BOOTH-  t*������8.*il  WHOLESOME  lis   O-inc.   *__������i   Sold  ior .������.">   Cents.  *_argrs4 Demand  In i'annda.  t243)  Registered the 13th day of January, 1896.  I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  registered "The Invieta Gold Mines, Limited" (Foreign), under the "Companies' Act,"  Part IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies,"  and amending Acts.  Thc head office of thc said Company is situated in England.  The objects for which the Company in established arc:���������  (a) To adopt and carry into effect, with such  modifications (if any) as may be agreed upon,  tho agreements mentioned in article 3 of the  Company's Articles of Association:  (M To acquire anv gold mines, mining rights  and auriferous land in British Columbia and  elsewhere, concessions, grants, decree?, rights,  powers, privileges or contracts from any com-  piiny.'state, sovereign or authority which may  seem to thc Company capable of being turned  to account, and to work, develop, carry out.  exercise, and turn to account thc same:  (e> To search for. prospect, examine, and explore any territories and places in British  Columbia and elsewhere, and to employ and  equip expeditions, explorers, experts, and other  agents: '  (ii") To locate or otherwise acquire any mining  olnims. mines mining rights, and metalliferous  land in British Columbia, and to explore, work  develop, and turn to account, thc same:  (-) To crush, win. get. quarry, smelt, calcine,  refine, dress, amalgamate, manipulate, and  prepare for market auriferous quartz and ore  and mineral substances of all kinds, whether  auriferous or not, and to carry on any other  metallurgical operations which may seem conducive to any of the Company's objects:  (/) To buy, sell, refine, and ccal in bullion,  Mpccie. coin, and precious metals:  l/r] To acquire by grant, selection, purchase,  lease or otherwise, and develop the resources  of and turn to account, any land sand any rights  over or connected with land belonging to or in  which the Company is interested, and in particular by laying out townsites and preparing  tho same for building, letting on building lease  or agreement, advancing money to or entering  Into contracts with builders, tenants, and others  clearing, draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, building, improving, farming, irrigating,  and by promoting immigration and the establishment; of towns, villages, nnd settlements:  (*1 To carry on business as merchants, storekeepers, miners, farmers, stockmen, grariors..  carriers, builders, and contractors, brickmakcrs  and all kinds of agency business, and any  other kind of business which seems calculated,  directly or indirectly, to further the working  and development of any concessions, right., or  property of thc Company, or otherwise to  benefit the Company, and to undertake and  execute nny trusts the undertaking whereof  may ������wm desirable, and either gratuitously or  ot>i',r������,ise:  U'\ To carry out. establish, construct, maintain, improve, manage, work, control, and  superintend any roads, ways, tramways, rail;  ways, bridges. reservoirs, watercourses,  wtiarves,embankmcnt8. telegraphs, telephones,  saw-mills, smelting and other works, furnaces,  factories, warehouses, hotels, transport and  postal arrangements, stands, stores, shops,  stations, nnd other works and conveniences  for the working and development rf any con.  ces������ion. rights, or property of thc Company,  and to contribute to or assist in or contract for  the carrying out. establishment, construction,  maintenance, improvement, management.  working control, or superintendence of the  same:  \j\ To purchase, hire, or otherwise ncquirc.  use, maintain, sell, exchange, or otherwise  deal with or.dispose of and turn to account-all  plant, machinery, live and dead -stock, implements, stores, and materials of every, kind  requisite for any of the purposes-of the Company, and to acquire by purchase, lease, or  otherwise, any lands or buildings;, real or personal property, easements, rights or privelcgcs  which the Company may think suitable, or  convenient for any purposes of its business:-  [*1 To acquire and carry on all or any part of  tho business or property, nnd to undertake any  liabilitcs of any person, firm, association or  company, possessed of property suitable for any  of the purposes of this Company, or carrying on  nny business' which this Company.is authorized to carry on, or which can be conveniently  carried on in connection with tho same, or  may i-eem to the Company calculated directly  or indirectly to benefit, this Company, and as  the consideration for tho same to par cash or to  issue any shares, stocks, or obligations of thc  Company, and to enter into working arrangements, contracts, and agreements with other  companies and persons: . -  [/.) To promote any other company or companies for the purpose of acquiring all or any  of thc property or liabilities of this company,  or of advancing directly or indirectly thc objects or interests thereof, and to purchase  subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, and to  hold the shares, stock, or obligations in. any  company, in tho Unitod Kingdom or elsewhere,  and upon a distribution of assets or division of  profits, .to distribute such shares, stocks, or  obligations amongst thc members of this Company in specie;  [������������.l Generally to distribute among the  members any property of the Company in  specie: .  (������] To borrow or raiso money for any purposes of thc Company, and for the purpose of  securing the same and interest, or.for any  other purpose, to mortgage or charge the  ui)dertakingi=-or- all- or-any-part-of-tne-pro.  pcrty of the Company present or after acquired  or its uncalled capital, and to create, issue.  make, draw, ��������� accept, and negotiate perpetual  or redeemable debentures or debenture stock,  bills of exchange, promissory notes, or other  obligations or negotiable instruments:  (.] To sclli let, develop, dispose of, or otherwise deal with the undertaking, or all orany  part of the property of thc Company, upon nny  tcrms, with power to accept as the consideration any shares,- stocks, or obligations of nny  other company:  \r\ To pay out of thc funds of theCompnny  all expenses of or incident to tho formation,  registration, and advertising of thc Company,  and the issue of its cupitnl, including brokerage  anil commissions for obtaining applications  tor or placing shares, and to apply at the cost  of the Company to Parliament for any extension of the Company's powers:  [g] To make donations to such persons and  in such cases, and either in money, or kind,  as may seem expedient:  Sr] To carry out all or any of thc foregoing  jects as principals or agents, or In partnership or conjunction with, any other person,  firm, association, or company, and in any part  ofthe world:  >.(j] To procure the Company to be registered  or recognized in any foreign country or place,  or in any colony or elsewhere:  [l] To do all such other things as are inci.  d'-ntal or conducive tothe attainment ofthe  above objects.  The capital stock of the raid Company is  .-100.000, divided into 100,000 shares of ������1 each.  Given under my hand and seal of office, at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  13t h da y of January, 1896.  [i..s.|- .      S. Y. WOOTTON,      '  (279)       Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  FERRY-WEST KOOTENAV DISTRICT.  SEALED PROPOSALS..properly endorsed,  will be received by the Honourable Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works up to noon  ,of Thursday, 6th of February next, for thc  right to maintain and operate a ferry across thc  Columbia River at Trail, and within a.imit of  two miles above and below that place, for a  term of live years from 1st August next.  Proposals must give, a description of thc size  and kind of boat intended to be used, the mode  of propelling thc same, and the various rates of  toll proposed to be collected, and give the names  of two persons who arc willing to execute a  bond for $500 to'secure the faithful carrying  out of the contract.  The competition will be. on the rate of tolls  and the amount of bonii- to be paid to tho  Government annually for the exclusive  privilege of operating a ferrv. A certified  cheque to cover the amount of the first year's  bonus must accompany the proposal.        "        .-  All officers of the Government, with their  animals and freight, to pass free.  XV.   S.   GORE.  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Department.  Victoria, B.C., 6th January. 189������.      (371)  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  7 . ��������� /)  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELEY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVERY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  WHY IS YOUR SKIN SO ROUGH?    |  ������ Because you are using domestic soap instead of _=���������  g THE BEST IMP0ETED .SOAP, |  ^ which is Cheaper, because it Lasts Longer and ---3  ^ gives Better Satisfaction. 3  % THREE CAKES FOE 50 CENTS %  E of any of the following varieties at the Nelson ^  g Drugstore: ^  ^ OTTO OF K������)SK,        WHITE <'I.Y4 EUIM',        .MUSI- IIEEIt,       VIOLET, ^g  *������~- W1LIH   KOSE,                 IIEI.IOIUOI'E,                 WHITE <;AKItOLI���������. I_JJ  ���������^ l-EAHS-  liXS-ESTEII.              KIITTKItMILK.             I'EKH_*_EI> 1*1 MICE, ^  t_ COM! <:KEIM  MHl ULTCKKIKE.          ������'I,V4 EUIM' anil ( IHIMKEK, _-���������  NELSON DRUG STORE.  2-17    "-5  GILKER ������%ELL8.  _mzo_R-E1 :isr:_������rvsr goods.  SUITS!  8EEC-ES,  OHEVpITS,  I TWEEDS.  .PANTS  i  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A.Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SPECIAL  TO TIE-CIE TEADE.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our-.own  brands���������''La Progression" and " "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.    Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  SUIT ., TWEED; FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS," FANCY WORSTED, $35.00ljP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP.   A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FEED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  ____sr__> aoo pacific  route.        '       ��������� ������  S-ortest ai Quickest Route to  Pacific Coast and Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto,; Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas .City, Buffalo, New York.  RATES THELO*WEST.������  Greatest Variety of Rontes_ Bail aiifl Stealers.  Leaves   Nelson   Tuesdays and   Fridays   at,   11.30  o'clock,    making   close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see ot- write nearest agent.  J.HAMILTON, H. K MACDOMELL, GEO. McL. BKOWN,  Ajtent. Nelf-on.        Tray. Frgt. and Pas    A.Kt��������� Kelson.      Dipt.'Pass. Aa;t_"������7pnro*-vpr  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  "We know you have tried many times to bxiy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do. not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in praise of the" Tea at the  Phair Hotel. -It.was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to .plane, fas..  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Kelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.15 p. ni.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Fbida y, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thcksdays  and Satukdays at 7 a. m., and makine  close counectiou by S.S. Nelson with all  Kooteuay Lake pointe.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdnvs a^d  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  ueot nt Northport with stage Daily.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway-  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Wkst. Daily Going East.  Leave 9.00 n. m.   1 Casio Arrive 3.S0 p.m.  8.;iti a. m.   Koiith Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  ..-(iii. in.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15p.m.  "     !>...l a. m.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m.  "  '.10.0-u. m.   Hear Lake '       1.18p.iii.  '    10.18 u. in.   McGuiKn-n "      l.:i-p.m.  10.:(0u. in.   J.ailey's "      1.21p.m.  '    10.:'!l ii. m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m.  Are.   lO.-Ou. in.   i~undon Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject, to change without notice.  For   rales  and   information   I'pply  at tho  Company's ofl'iocK.  ROM\ 1 liVING, W. II. McGRAW.  l'-'(il)    rratlic -liinaK'er. Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAY.   OO  (1.1MITKD)  TIME CARD No. 8. ���������  III IIIC-CI V.olKiiiv, Sov. II, 18������5;  ll.KY.-I_vro.kl'    1 (II 1 i:-m, im, r "X,!i,���������|.p*  r..nvus \Vifrwnrn for Nakusp and Hobson  Monclnjvniid Ttunvilays at 7 p. in.  Leaves Hobson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian l-'ncille Railway points on Tuesday*,  and V ndays at G p. in.  Connection is made at Robson with C. & K  ������y:f0������ *'!!ls������n ���������������>'��������� with Sir. "Lytlon" for  I rail Creek and Northport. - ���������-  TIM1I_ I'ltKI-K-ltOKSOX   KOHTK.  ISItaiiicr "TjUon."  Leaves Trail Creek for Robson on Tuesdays  and J. ndays at. 10 a. in. '  *'_e;*_Vc.s,J{obson f01* ''"rail Creek on Tuesdays  and lu-idays at, 1 |), i,,., conneets at Robson  -.yith ..tr ��������� ivikusp* for Nakin-p and Revel  stoke and with (J. & K. Ry. for Nelson and  Lake points.  xoitnii'ouT.iitAii ���������k������:������:k bohtc  SIcaiiKT   "l.yllun."  Leaves Trail Creek for Northport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at un. in.- *  Leavesi Northport for Trail Creek Mondays  Wednesdays,   I hursdays and Saturdays at 1  Connects at. Northport with S. F. & N. Ry  for Spokane. '  :mh1  lo  >M.-0\'-|-A*-|.0 KO|:TK.-*-SIp XcIhoii."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Sundays at  4 p. in.. Tuesdays at 5..'i0 p. in., Wednesdays at. 2.30 p. m., .Thursdays at " J  p. in., - ridiij-- at'.'.:������) p. m��������� Saturdays at o.M p  ni. CoiinectiiiB on Tuesdnys, Thursdays ant  haturdnys with N. & F. S. Ky. at Five Mile  Point for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves. Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  p. in. Mondays at 3 a. in., Wednes-  dajh at .1 a. in., Thursdays at 8 n. in..  I ndays al .{ a. in., Saturdays at 8 a. in.  Coiineeiiiii? on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at l<ivo Mile Point with N. & F. S Rv-  for Spokane. '     '  Connects with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for poinls north and south.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  .at.aiiy-iiniejvithoiitnotiec.-  For tickets, rams, etc., apply at Company',  ollice, Nelson. .  T. Allan,  Secretary.  J. w. Tnoui\  Manager  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R. R.  ,.  R  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  " Dining Cars.  Tourist  ��������� Sleeping Cars.  I  TO  ST. IMIII.  -.-.VM-AFOLI-  MIIX'TH  F.tiuai  GKA.NU    lORK-  _ltOOKSTO\  ���������tVI.VKIPECt  t.KLK.VA and  ISUTTK  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  CIIIC.M'**-  WA-HIM'TUN  rillLAI������I.I,rillA  tt-'WYOKK  1COSTO.V aud all  i'oiiils K:m(.  **Tu-t anil South.  ���������*  For information, time cards, maps and liciets  call on or write  H. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, iVask.  or  __.. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent, Pertland. Ortgtn

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