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The Miner Feb 29, 1896

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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONa THE EIOHEST IN  AMEEIOA.  ������SP|������|& AEE HIGH-GEADE IN  Nrag^SILVEB, GOPPEE  '   .^llpD LEAD.    ������������������    -,. .  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  February 29,   1896.  Whole Number **9������t/\)bV  Price Five Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YOBK.  Feb.���������       24      25  Silver...68.....m .  (Har)     ���������  Lkai...... 300.... firm.  (Hrokers' Prices.)  2G        27  ...6-JS....G-J  ..317J 317i  COl-l'fiU.  Liverpool, February j, rSijd,  Large purchases of Good Morcliiintablo Copper, mad- for thu purchase of advancing the  shares of thc leading copper mining companies, followed by considerable buying on tho  part of smelters and manufacturers, has caused  an advance of ������'A 7s (id per ton since the "th  ulto., when the pi ico had fallen in ������40 10s for  cash���������from J41 7s Od on the 2nd ulto, Thc closing value is ������43 17s 6d for cash, and ������14 5s for  three months prompt, although ������44 10s was  paid for tho latter on tho 31st. The sales  amount to about 20,000 tons.  in contrast, with tho experience of last year,  when tho English market followed slowly behind the ��������� advance which took place in tho  United States, prices hero arc i._i_)irierubly  higher tniin those ruling in New York. While  this lasts, shipments of American Copper to  Europe aro likely to continue largo, especially  as the American demand for home consumption will probably not be very active for somo  months to come. Ucst Selected in Birmingham  now realizes ������1 per ton more than Lake Ingots  in New York.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES-  RETURNS FOR 1������_ 6 UP TO DATE.  ORE IBEATED IN KOOTENAY.  AtN'elson   . 1626  At Pilot Bay  4,391   0,017  ORE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo....... 2,299  Slocan via Nakusp.  1,404  Trail Creek (gold ore)  2,271  Ainsworth ...................      30   6,004  Total Tons  12,021  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte    130  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion...'....:..     .   320   450  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Keturn* Since last Week.  VIA NAKUSI*.  February 10- T0N8  Rucccau to Everett  **41  Ivanhoe to Omaha  w  February 13���������  Slocan Star   to Argenta  CO  Alamo to Omaha  *u  February 15���������  Alamo to Omaha  *JJ  Slocan Star to Argenta  ������"  VIA KA8I.O.  February 12-; ...  Slocan Star to Pueblo  10  February 13���������  Slocan Star to Pueblo  ]*>  Ituth to Smelter "���������  IO  February 17���������  Wellington to Smelter   30  Slocan Star to Pueblo *  *������  February 20���������  Wellington to Everett  15  Kuth io Smelter ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� *{  Mountain Chief (Payne), to Kverett.. -W  Slocan Star to Pueblo  -���������  liutli to Everett  1J  February 21��������� c  Rueceau to Everett.. ���������  *0  ;Mt Chief [1-ayne] to Everett  ���������������>  Whitewater to Everett  .}���������>������  Whitewater to Smelter  lul  February 22���������  Antoine to Everett ���������"  \~  Washington      "      ���������  *;���������>  Mt Chief [Payne] to Kverett  *j  Last Chance to Smelter  ������  VIAi AINSWORTH.  February 19���������  Litl le Phil to Pueblo  _**_  830  N. B.-No shipments from Rossland reported  this week.  MINING REGOKDSr   MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  February 24-  Buittania���������G W Richardson to tho Hall  Mines, L'd��������� all hi" interest, $550.  Nevada-M E Adie to XV R Lcc, 1, *-00.  February 20���������  STAR-Jas Mowat to D W Cummins, bond  $15,000.  " February 28���������  Eclu'SE-W E Dugan toIIS O'Connell, all.fl  KASLO.  Fobruary 14���������  Mastkrdon-W H Adams to K S Traverse}-,  all. ?1.|  February 17���������  Right Bower���������B Baum records his partnership.  February 19���������  Wakk.iem>. Amazon, Budwkibbr and  Sui'UKlOK-Caiiadiaii Pacilic Mining "nd Milling Company mortgage lo Elias . lttcrhng for  '"tTkh.of Luck-D F Strobeck to EFVon-  nuni, alibis interest. $1. ��������� . ,  Silver Bell-S Weis to O G Soward. all his  interest, $50.  February 20���������  -   Silver   Kino���������D   M  Bougard   records his  ownership of  i interest and gives notico oflis  Pe������nrri_ Maud���������D E Crofts to J L Pierce, i $1.  [Rossland records unavoidably crowded out  this week.] : _;   NEW LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  February 27���������  t Maiden���������D J Jackson, south side Lost Ck. -  Nelson���������John.Holm and John Hillor, Jinile  N. E. of Nelson.       -  February 18���������  Boss���������Fitch & Strobeck, between Union and  Old Timer, Ainsworth.  THE WEATHER.   :     ���������  ,, The chinook which started last week  . turned into an early spring, and the  first few. days of this week were dull  and .warm" and rainy. Nearly all the  snow in town disappeared, Friday  was a brilliant day with a cold night.  This morning opened, with snow and  a dull sky and a north east wind.  THERMOMETER.  Feb. 23���������Max 46������   Min    .28  "    24���������=*      ������'                33   .36   33   32   21  PUBLIC    MEETING    IN   NELSON.  Opposes ���������the.Bill and Appoints Committee to Arrange for Convention.  Meetings at Kaslo, Ainsworth and  Rossland.  These readings are taken at 9 a. m. and consequently represent the.highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  .  A public meeting culled by the South  Kootenny Board of Trade was held in the  Fire ball ou Moud.iy evening. About 60  persons attended aud there would have  been more if a longer notice had been  given. Several important mining men  were prevented fiom attending by other  engagements.  Mr. J. A. Turner, President of the  Board of Trade was voted to the chair  and Mr. John Houston was made  secretary.  The chairman briefly stated that the  object of the meeting wns to consider  the clauses in the new Assessment Bill  relating to the taxation of mines. This  part of the bill was then read by the  secretary.  The chairman theu read a resolution  which had been drafted by the committee  of the Beard of Trade as follows:  Resolved that iu tbe opinion of this  meeting the mining section of the Assess-  ment Bill if enacted will prove far reaching in disastrous effects on the mining  interests of Kootenay and they might  justly be denominated sections of a bill  to prevent development of the mineral  resources of Kootenay. That every  clause of the bill, so far as it refers to the  taxation of mines and minerals, bristles  with objectionable and arbitrary features;  In fact they are too numerous to separately mention in a resolution. The most  unreasonable features are those requiring the assessment of all ore on the  dump before it can be removed tothe  smelters, mills or sampling works and  basing the assessment on the gross value  instead of the net value of the product.  It also virtually creates and establishes a  mining inquisition to be presided over by  dictators or so-called assessors whose  arbitrary acts aud rulings are to hamper  and control mine directors, mining  engiueers and mine managers in the  discharge of their duties and inevitably  force them by frequent appeals to courts  into continuous and numerous litigations.  As loyal British subjects jealous of tho  good of the Dominion and of the province  we are surprised . aud humiliated in the  face of the fact that all other civilized  countries (not excepting the republics of  South America) are liberalizing their  mining laws, and inviting and inducing  tbe investment of capital, to hear that  our legislative assembly is asked to pass  a bill that will be a danger signal to warn  off outside and foreign capital, this too  whei* it is a well known and indisputable  fact that the present prosperity of the  province is almost entirely due to the  development of our precious metal mines  through the bringing iu of outside and  foreigu capital.  Therefore be it resolved that we  earnestly urge our representative in the  legislative assembly to do his utmost to  prevent the enactment of such ruinous  and suicidal legislation,  Mr. Houston moved the adoption of  tho resolution which was seconded by  Mr. A. II. Kelly.  In speaking to the resolution Mr. Kelly  said that the question was one in which  they-were all-inlesested aud-in-which the  business of this section of the country  was vitally involved. If the bill was  passed in its present shape they might ns  well pack up their blankets and be off.  No effort should be spared to lay before  our represeutatives in parliament the  damage the bill would do to the mining  industry. The government would lose  more than it hopes to gain by such a  measure as this. It simply proposed to  to levy an oppressive tax on the mining  iudustry. It lyould be of no use to talk  further to representatives of foreigu  capital, those that were here would  leave ..the country and those on their way-  out would return home without coming  here. Other countries were bidding for  foreign capital and if it wus frightened  away from British Columbia, there were  plenty of places for it to go. He did not  consider that the government was bring-  iug in the bill with a view to oppression,  but; out of sheer ignorance. If the premier would only come down to Kootenay  and live among the mining folk^foi a  time, he would find out how their business was managed and what their wants  and requirements were, and no such  legislation ' as this would be suggested.  (Cheers.)   ���������       " ��������� -    -  Mr. W. A. Jowett said that the meeting  was evidently, agreed that the bill in its  present shape was uot what was wanted.  The government required money to carry  on the business of the country and the  miners of Kootenay. were willing to contribute their fair share. , As it stood the  bill was oppressive and would bear  heavily on the poorer men.- -Many a man  had sometimes after years of work opened  up his claim and had got a respectable  lot of ore on his dump. This he had  accomplished by his own labors . and it  was impossible' for him to pay any tax on  hia product until he could realise on it.  The government should - be asked to  exercise extreme care in draughting such  a bill as this. .If the matter is properly  put ^before them they will, probably  amend the bill in'such a way as to make  it acceptable to all. - He could not agree  with all the points of the resolution but  approved ot its main drift. The government ���������should be communicated with and  asked to defer further action at least  until all the mining districts are heard  from.  Mr. Skynner said, he was probably tbe  sickest man in the crowd as he had been  driven out of Ontario by a similar law  and now he had to. contemplate the  possibility of being driven out of British  Columbia. A great deal of harm had  probably already been done by the bare  announcement of the introduction of the  bill. The speaker decribed the passing of  similar legislation in Ontario where it  resulted in reducing the revenue in two  yeurs from 82,0-0,-00 to 87,000. He  ventured to predict tliat inside' of the  next two mouths any properties that  were now on tbe market might as well be  withdrawn. Investors would reason that  it the government could impose a tax of  2 per cent, there was no assurance thnt  they would not raise it to 5 or even 10  l>er cent, in the future. He thought the  bill ought to be thrown out and the  government after it. (Cheers.) The  meeting might accept a resolution to the  effect that the mining industry should  not pay any higher tax thau other people  pay, and suggested a tax of ono per cent,  on exports. The present bill practically  offered a man a premium not to develop  his property. Whilst on one hand" the  Domiuion government was offering an  inducement to miners in the shape of a  bonus to smelters, our own provincial  government was throttling the industry  with this proposed new tax. It was a  premium on no development.  Mr. John Houston said that the previous speakers had gave utterance to his  sentiments ou the matter. The clauses  in the bill relating to mining were both  unjust and unfair. They were unjust  because they taxed miniug more heavily  than any other class of property. It.was  proposed to make mining property .pay 2  per cent while other property only paid  fi of one per cent. Miuing already paid  its share to the revenues of the country.  The Kootenay district last year had contributed some 880,000 to the provincial  exchequer. The town of Nelsou itself  apart from the mining fees received at  the Recorder's office had probably contributed at least 87.000 or $8,000 in taxes  last year, and where would this money be  if it was not for the mines. The mines  were, the sole reason for there being any  towns here at all. KooteDay does not  owe the government oue dollar. The bill  is unwise, because it we want to build up  our mining industry .capital must be  obtained from outside somewhere, either  from the United States or from the old  country. Capital is very shy and is apt  to go where it is least taxed. Legislation  of this kind has been attempted in various  parts of the United States but had met  with such strong opposition that no such  tax existed anywhere now with the  exception perhaps of Nevada where there  was a tux on bullion. The opposition to  this bill must be unanimous in order to  get it squashed.  The resolution was then put and carried  unanimously.  It was then suggested that a committee  should be appointed' to try and arrange  for a convention "of mining men to be held  in Nelson on an early date in order to  bring before the government au expression of combined feeling from all over  West Kootenay on the subject.  After some discussion it was decided to  leave the appointment of the committee  iu the hands of the chairman and he  nominated Messrs. H. E. Croasdaile, A.  H. Kelly and John Houston. * The nomination was received with approval by the  meeting which terminated after a vote of  thanks to the chairman and secretary.  MASS MEETING AT ROSSLAND.  (From our own Correspondent.)  A mass meeting of .mine owners, claim  holders and other free miners, was held  iu the Opera house, Rossland on Feb. 26.  Dr. E. Bowes iu the chair aud Mr. C.  O'Brien Reddin, secretary.  After some discussion relative to the  probable.effect of such a measure as that  proposed by the government during  which Mr. James Cronan explained the  dire results which similar measures had  caused in - other mining centres. The  following resolutions were put to the  meeting by Mr. W. M. Newton, J. P.  1. That this meeting learns with surprise   that it is the intention of the gov-  -ernment-to-impose.a tax of-two-per_cent,.  on the assessed value of all ore or mineral  bearing substances raised gotten or  gained from any lands in the province.  2. That as the. processes of miuing  involve the expenditure of large capital  and highly skilled labor before profit can  be derived from the business, and'as  immense bodies of ore or mineral bearing  substances have to be raised which cannot be shipped and which therefor have no  immediate commercial value; this meeting respectfully but firmly submits that  the imposition of any such tax before the  neb value . is . realized is'unjust and  inequitable and will work great hardship  especially among smaller claim holders  struggling to work thoir claims. That  uo taxation of this industry ,.will be  acceptable, which does not take iuto  account the very variable expenses ot  mining, freight and smelting and that  therefore any and all imposts upon the  gross value of the ore are unfair and  unreasonable.  3. Tbat the taxation of a young and  tentative industry in part.H of the provinco  bearing small comparison 'with-'its whole  area is a discrimination, against such  iudustry in favor of other districts.  4. Tbat the rate of two per cent, sought  to be imposed is excessive being two  thirds the amount of the tax levied upon  "Wild Lands,'" in the purchase ot which"  but trifling sums have beeu expended arid  which as compared" with the mining  industry odd nothing to the development,  progress and well being of the province.  5. That the basis of taxation on this  industry should be the income derived  from the business, to be ascertained in  the same way as in other business.  ���������6 That the recent great developments  of mining enterprises in South Africa,  West Australia andeven Ecuador have  been due to .-an enlightened aud fosteriug  p.licy of exemption from heavy taxation  and that no influx of British or foreign  capital into British Columbia can be  expected in the face of such legislation as  i_ now proposed.  7. That the discretionary powers proposed to be given to the assessors-are  dangerous and likely to lead to grave  abuses and that the cost 'of- collection" by  them would be extremely heavy, as many  as ten or twelve being required in the  southern part of .West Kooteuay. '  8. That a standing "committee of nine  be appointed to convey these resolutions  to the government and to watch all future  proceedings affecting questions relating  to mines and mining and that such committee consist of: Messrs. XV. J. Harris,  of the Le Roi; Jas. Clark, of the War  Eagle; G.T.Crane, of. the Josie, and St.  Elmo; O. Durrant, Centre Star; J. R.  Cooke, of the Cliff; A. li. Irwin, of Columbia & Kootenay; C. M. Cowper-Coles,  of Cowper-Coles & Johnson; D.; M. Linnard, of Linnard & Corbin; A. M. McNisb,  lawyer.  Tho chairman put these resolutions to  the meeting separately and they were all  agreed to unanimously. A telegram wus  then read from Mr. John Houston, ot  Nelson asking the cooperation of Roes-  land in opposing the tax nnd it was  resolved that copies of these resolutions  be forwarded to Nelson and ail other  mining centres.  MEETING AT KASLO.  Ou Tuesday night a largely attended  meeting with the same object was held  in Kaslo. The same ideas were expressed  as at the meetings at Nelsou and Rossland. In fact the district is unanimous  iu itr. opinion of the bill. Messrs. A. W.  Wright and T. J. Roadley were appointed  a committee to draw up a petition to the  Legislatuie against the bill. It was  decided to join with the other districts  in sending a delegation to Victoria fine!  Mr. John L. Retallack was appointed as  Kaslo's representative and should he be  uuable to go Mr. J. C. Eaton, of the.  Whitewater was nominated as second  choice.    MEETINGS AT SANDON AND AINSWORTH.  On the same evening meetings were  held at Ainsworth and at Sandon at  which resolutions against the bill were  passed and wired to Mr. J. Fred Hume,  M. P. P. and it was agreed to join in with  the. rest of the district in sending a  delegation to Victoria.  At Pilot Bay the Kootenay Miniug &  Smelting Co. is preparing a special  petition of its own, protesting against the  measure.  . There may be"; differences of opinion  as to what tax will ultimately be acceptable but there is no doubt that the miners  of Kootenay absolutely refuse to be  taxed on ore as it lies on the dump.  MR. A. S. FARWELL APPOINTED  AS DELEGATE AT VICTORIA.  The delegates . from the various  towns have been busy at the wires  for the last few days and it has finally  been decided to ask Mr. A. S. Far-  well, who is now in Victoria to act  as the representative of the district  to bring before the government the  many objections to the bill and the  universal dissatisfaction throughout  Kootenay with its pi-ovisions as far  they relate to mines assessment.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  The Silver King Tramway after undergoing repairs was started up on Thursday.  It is not likely that the smelter will be  ''blown- in- until - there iB a good stock of  ore on hand.  Following close on the announcement  of the second payment on the Princess  comes the news of the bonding of  the adjoining claim, the Star, the property of Mr. James Mowat. Mr. D. W.  Cummins has bonded the property for  Eastern capitalists in the sum of 815,000.  Mr. Mowat receives 83,000 cssh and tbe  balance is to be paid as follows: $1,000  on the first.of August aud four instalments of. $2,750 each, to be paid on  November 1,1896 .nnd January 1, April 1  and August 1, 1897. Jim Mowat is to be  congratulated on his luck. He has beeu  through some of the toughest times o  man can have in this country and richly  deserves the success that appears to have  reached him.  C. E. Race, who has a bond for the  .p.urcha6.e_pf.t.he__|Ieba_group ot-Chumsji^  in town. The group consists of three  adjoining claims in the Whitewater basin  aud is in the immediate vicinity of the  Whitewater, Wellington and Eurecka  mines,= The mineral is contained in three  parallel veins of similar character traceable through the three claims. Tho  principal development has been done ou  the center or main vien. At the bottom  of a 65 foot shaft, there is exposed from 5  to 18 inches of clean galena intermixed  with grey copper and stembergite, and 10  inches of carbonates. The galena assays  from 91 ounces silver 78 per cent lead to  227 ounces silver 74 ' per cent lead with  occasional traces of gold, The stembergite or dry ore carries from 125ounces  to 2,2-1. ounces silver. There is reason  to believe that the bond will shortly be  taken up and extensive development done  on the property during the coming  season. Mr. Race leaves in a few days  for Toronto and other-Eastern points.   .  PILOT    HAY.  We are'able to state'on good authority  that the Kootenay Mining & Smelting  Co, is about to erect works for refining  its own bullion.  THE SI-OCAX.  ' At the Washington there are said to b.  10,000 tons of "concentrates on the dump.  Two car loads of ore ' per diem are  being*shipped from the Slocan Star, one  by each line. '  Another strike is. reported from the  lower tnnnei of .the Goodenough. The  ledge is 15 inches wide with 8 inches of  clean galena and 7 inches carbonates.  . The force at the Ivaiihoe is laid off  temporarily except a few meu w". o are  running a new tunnel. It is in now about  300 feet and will have to go about 200 feet  furthet.  The output of ore is greater than ever.  The Goodenough, Last Chance, Dead-  man, American Boy and Noble Five nre  said to be putting out 24 car loads a day  between them.  The soft weather has produced the  nsual crop of .nowslides and rawhiding  becomes a . precarious' business. The  Madison slide came down last week and  just missed a rawhide train from the.  Rueceau. -  Mrs. Neil Mclnnes died this week at  Sandon a few days aftera confinement  and was;buried at New Denver. It is  little more than a year ago that as Miss  Mary Kelly, she married Neil Mclnnes  at Nelson.  L; Alexander, of Kaslo, has bonded the  R. E. Lee, Duluth aud Shunia clairaK to  J. W. Stewart, of Spokane, for 835,000,  to be paid as follows; 81,750 cash, 85.000  August 1 aud balance in two equal installments of 811,125 each on Feb. 1 and  May 1, 1897, respectively. :  J. A. Finch has 11 men working on the\  Enterprise claim on Ten Mile Creek.  The ledge in the upper tunnel bus  pinched out but work is being pushed on i  in tho expectation of tapping it nirain.  In the lower tunnel thiugs are looking  well.  C. E. Perry with a staff of surveyor's  is camped at the end of Union street.  New Denver and has started surveying  a route for a railroad from Silverton  to Slocan City and thence to the Slocan  Crossing. Should this road be built.-  this year it will add considerably io  the interest taken in the lake country.  The Two Friends a claim on  Springer Creek in which Mr. Marpn|->  is interested, is turning out splendidly.  A. Thomlinson, manager for Messrs.  Bournn Bros., of this town recently  paid a visit to this claim among others  and reports about 40 tons of ore on the  dump, all taken from a tunnel not 50 feet  long. . The paystreak varies from 1 foot,  to 1 foot 6 inches and consists of 6 to 7  inches rich cube galena the balance being  dry ore and carbonates.  ROSSLANO.  The Rossland Miner reports that all  differences between Messrs. Corbin  and Heinze relative to the right of  way for the tramway have been adjusted.  The opening of the Colville reservation to prospectors will have a beneti  cial effect on all this part of British  Columbia. It will facilitate the making of a railroad from Spokane to  Boundary Creek and will help to attract attention to this pa:t of the  world generally.  C, D. Rand accompanied by C. W.  Callahan a wellknown English mining  expert are in town. Mr. Callahan has  visited most of the more important  mines. In some remarks he said "The  thing you have to learn is how to  treat this ore. That done you will  have one of the greatest mining camps  in the world."  The great strike in the Jumbo continues to he the talk of the town. This  mine is the property of John A. Finch  and Mr. R. Galusha. It is situatedon  Jumbo Hill which lies to the westward  of Red Mountain. Careful sain pi ing  tests made from day to day give an  average value of $16 in gold from: the  new ledge.  AINSWORTH.  One hundred And fifty feet of tunnels  ���������and drifts are being run on the Black  Diamond by' thc Luther Bros.  About 000 tons of Skyline ore arc on  the beach awaiting shipment, and rhe  mine is putting out about 15 tons a  day.  From the Little Phil shipments are  being made. It is rumored that the  owners will erecta concentrator during  the coining summer. J  The Luther Bros, have also a contract on tho Highland. The" ledge on  this property is keeping up to its  reputation. In addition to a large  body of concentrating ore thurt* is  about 4 feet of clean ore.  There is more activity in this camp  t ban there has been for some time. The  Highland, Sky Line, No. 1, Diamond,  Tenderfoot, Glengarry, Old Timer,  .United, Union, Maggie, Ann.t May,  Lady of "the Lak"e7"Terminusr_l_ing  Solomon, Omaha and Mount Vernon,  Little Phil and Black Diamond are all  either hard at work or preparing to  work.  On the Terminus the "tunnel which  is in some 1-15 feet is expected to reach  the vein at any moment. The quantity  of ���������water'has increased very much during the last few days and carbonates  are making their appearance, ' both  being suro signs of the proximity of a  ledge. It is anticipated that, when this  ledge is cut the Terminus tunnel" will  drain off the water in the Lake which  lies some little distance to the North,  tin* King Solomon, Mt. .Vernon and  Omaha claims being all on the saint*  lfidgi; and between-the Terminus and  tho Lady of the Lake.  LOCAL   NEWS.  SCHOOL   NECESSITIES.  With an enrollment of-GO pupils the  Nelson public school is fast growing out  of its present bonds. It ncetts but  slight reflection to lead to tbe conclusion  that the control aud adequate instruction of this-number ot children is beyond the power ot one teacher.'' When  in', addition to this it is remembered  that the population- of Nelson is increasing .steadily and rapidly the demand for  increased school facilities becomes  imperative and should receive immediate  attention. ������  -H-I'-Il NOTIOKS.      .  Sunday, March 1, 1S90.  "Ciiuucii (>!���������' KNGLA>.'n.     Services at  11-a.   in.  and  7.8U p. in.    Holy  Communion after morning service.  Wednesday, March -1���������Kvensong at  8 p. m., followed by the second of a  series of lectures on "The History of  the English Church."  Fuksuytekiax Oii-KCH. Services at  11 a. in. and 7.BO p. m. Sunday School  I at 2.o0. Prayer meeting Thuis-  I day evening at 8 p. in. Christian  . Endeavoi Society meets every Monday  I evening at 8 o'clock.  I Roman Catholic Church. Services  I fii-hl and second Sundays of the month  ' at. Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Vespers  | at 7.30.  I Methodist Church, Corner Silica  j and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  ' a. ni. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday  'School 2.30 p. u������. Prayer .meeting  ' on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Ep-  | worth League of G. _.. on Tuesday  j evening at 8 o'clock.  J. B. McArthur, of Rossland, is iu towu  for a few days.  P. A. McPhee and J. M. Martin, both  of Kaslo, aru in town.  There is a very welcome rise in the  price of both silver am1 lead this week.  F. Bruhn, Milwaukee, AV. H. Yawkee  aud D. M.   McVicar  of Ainsworth. nre  visiting Nelson.  Up to midday today tb" export*-  from Nelson for the cnricut month  amounted to $-01,580.  Sev.-ral parties who are on the lookout for niining investments have  recently 'been examining Mr. Roberts  claims on Toad Mountain. ..  Charles F. Law, the well known mineralogist and. miniug- man, is payntg  Nel-on a visit with a view to gathering  information regarding tlie surrouuding  country.  The- most recent news from the Olivine country ratht*.r lends to prove  the truth of the old mining expression,  "The richest country lies over the n;'XL  divide"���������until you get'there.  J. E. Boss was iu towu yesterday. ; He  says that the Euglish syndicate which  has taken a bond over the Tenderfoot and  other claims at Ainsworlh has cabled to -  the effect that the bond will not be:taken  up if the Assessment Bill passes.  We wiBh again to call the attention ot  the authorities to the state of Ward street  and the road leading to the wharf. They  are simply seas of mud. Why cannot a  proper dressing of broken stone be placed  on these roads over which there is so  much traffic? Y  The sittings of the County Court in  Kootenay which should have comme'ueed  here today are adjourned until tlie :  following date. Np'-'"u on Thursday  March 6. Kaslo, Tuesday, March 10,  and Rossland, Tuesday, March 17.  The Patiicolos, Louis and Little  Isabella, give a musical entertainment in  the Odd-Follows hall next Monday evening. Isabel le is a very clever and entertaining child and in combination with  her father gives a pleasing programme of  songs, recitations aud mandolin, guitar  and violin solos. A dance will be given  after the performance.  The Tribune drily icmarks that Mr.  Marpole called at the ollice on Satur7  day last. That is all it said. It might,  beadded for the benefit of strangers  who may "call on" the distinguished  Editor of that journal that a doctor  resides on the, same, floor and there is a,  drug store below where lint and bandages can be procured.  Mr. F. M. Ohadbourn, who formerly  opera''*d in 'hi* district has opened an  ollice its mining agent in Saciamento.  While hen*-Mr. Chadbourn's know-  lodge of iiiii-inir matltrs and reliabil- '  ity we.ie well known and he* should  have no difficulty iu building up u  good business for himself in California.  No one knows betierthan he does the  value of this country and we may  hope that some of the much desired  capital will reach us through his hands.  Mr. A. II. "Buchanan, of the Bank'of  Montreal, has returned to Nelsou after  a visit to tbe coast. Mr. W. N. Rolfe,  of the Nelson Sawmill Co., left for  Victoria ou Friday with the object of  purchasing some new machinery for'the  mill. Mr. George Tun-tall, agent for  the Hamilton Powder Co. returned .to  Nelsou on Friday, after a trip to Montreal. The Bev. G. Morden left for  Rossland this morning.   On the  10th  of ^larch^ a tri-weekly  service on the Columbia River^willbe1-  commenced and trains will run in consequence three times it w.eek between  Nelson and Robson. This will be continued until about the 1st of May, by  which timethe new steamer just Ivgun  at Nakusp will be finished. Four trips  a week will then be run between  Arrowhead and Trail with two additional ones to Nakusp. Full particulars  will be issued shortly.   .  Mr. .lames Thomson, of the'firm ot  Thomson Bros.", of Vancouver, has been  in Kootenay looking over the ground  with a view to the establishment of a  wholesale warehouse for the sale of Hat  and wrapping papera, paper bags, etc.  After visiting all the towns he finally  selected Nelson as the most suitable  and central and has purchased a lot on  ���������Bakernstreel. A warehouse" will bo put  up as soon as the necessary lumber cun  be obtained.  Several mining men have been in  Nelson during the. week. Mr. Hendryx  was here on Thursday and Mr. Carter,  of the Highland mine. J.- J. Hennessey was here-early in the. week. Ho  report.-- that I he Noble' Five is in good  working order and latge shipments aro  going forward. J. R.' Young, who  represents the Spokane company that  owns thc Terminus and other claims  at Ainsworth, came down Friday. He  expects that the vein will becut by the,,  tunnel on the Terminus  very .shortly.  With referencr- to*our remarks in a.  recent issue about, the present stale of  the lumber trade in   Nelson, Mr. G.   O.  Buchanan informs us that   he has half  a million feet of lumber at  Kaslo and  j is perfectly ready to till any orders that.  | may be  given   him.    The  reason  that  ' his yard in Nelson is not better stocked  ; is liecaii'-e  of   the shallowness  of the  ; lake,     along    the     foreshore,     which  ; prevents scows or rafts   being brought  I clns<> in.    The portion of the wharf on  ; which lumber is  allowed to  lip placed  ' is only large enough to  hold 2,OfX) feet.  : and it can only remain there for a very  , short time.  ANSWERS TO 00EEESP0UDBNTS.  W. K.���������We i egret that we are compelled to bold "over your interesting  letter on the- Assessment Bill, =���������  I). M.. Bissill P.O.. Stevens Co.,  Wash. Subscription for six months  is one dollar. <(_  THE^MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29,  1896.  |;o  (Coiitiniifil fi-i'in  Last   Week.)  is really the best, man you ever saw���������well,  lie does everything lie can to lighten my  loneliness, but he can't do so very much,  you know, being only a man, nnd I *������m  _  actually hungry for some one to talk to.'1  "I don't see how I can resists*) strong an  appeal," Miss Lopp replied.  "There, I knew you couldn't say you  wouldn't, when you were brought to  understand it all. And we'd better go  now," she added, springing off the stool.  "You shall have ��������� large front room, but it  has a rag carpet, woven half sentimentally  by a woman tliat lives not far from here���������  by half sentimentally I mean that she  thought so much of me she wove it for  half price. But you don't mind that, do  you?"  "What, the sentiment or the half pricer"  "Why, thc rag carpet, of course.. I did  not know but you might expect velvet on  the floor."  "My dear child," said Miss Lopp, "it  was not the thought of a carpet tbat  brought me into this neighborhood, and to  tell you the truth I don't care whether the  floor is covered with a rag or with sawdust."  "Oh, I just know that I shall like you,  because you are not stupid with evenness  of talk and kiln-dried manners. So come  ou and we'll go-over right now."  And so Miss Lopp was installed in a  large room in an old-fashioned house. Her  two front windows commanded the drowsy  village, the town cow that looked as though  she had been patched, having so often  been scalded by irate housewives; the  prowling hog, the sport of every dog that  found himself without amusement, the  hitching rack where farmers' nags squealed und bit at one another. But the two  otlier windows.looked upon a garden, rose-  tinted here and there, the dark shade lying  between rows of high peas, a tangle of  plum bushes a long slope and a creek.  The office of the newspaper was found ii.  a jumbled state, with black and light  tvues mixed together, but with th* as_ist>  ������-_-- __. a rjuy wuo naa long been an apprentice, adecent order wus brought about,  and from the very first uumtier tbe paper  . showed an improvement.' The paragraphs  were written with a.vigor that made the  villagers wink as though their eyes had  lighted upon something too bright for  them: and the editorials on national and  international subjects were set forth with  that dignity which the farmer demands  that his editor shall observe. A show of  frankness soon wins the confidence of a  " southern town, and Miss Lopp became so  evident' a favorite that within a month  after her arrival her paper had picked up  an additional circulation of fifty copies, a  marvelous growth, a newspaper miracle in  Broomfield.  Nell soon learned to pick up type, and  was therefore Polly's closest and most  valued companion. They were rarely seen  apart; they strolled in the woods like  lovers, and together tbey begged contributions to the mite society.  One afternoon, as they were going home  to enjoy the cool of the garden, Nell,  ���������winging Polly's hand as they moved  along, declared that she had never been so  happy. "I feel, that I am useful," she  said; "I feel tbat I am the dearest, friend  of a woman who knows something. And  do you know what I have been thinking  of? I have been thinking that' we ought  to make a vow never to -eparatc. I told  father the other night that I should never  marry, and if you will take up the same  'resolution why we will live together.  There's the stage, and look, there are  three passengers, men, and they are coming this way."  Polly .made no reply, but, leaning forward, looked  eagerly at the men.   They  - had been looking  about  them,'  but upon  seeing her they came quickly forward, and   as  they^ approached, one of .them called:  "Hello, Polly!" arid then each oue said:  "Hello, Polly!"  . Several of the townsDeople were within  hearing, and they loitered near to see what  might follow. Polly spoke to the strangers,  and then requested Nell to walk on, that  she would overtake her. Nell hesitated!  "Won't you please walk on?" Polly insisted.. "I'll soon catch up with you."  Nell obeyed, though not without mut-  ���������- tering an objection, and Polly stood in the  road, "talking to the strangers. What  could it mean? Why were they so familiar  with her and why should she desire to see  them alone? They turned and,, slowly  walked toward the stage coach, which was  to go out again at once, to take passengers  to the railway ten miles distant, and Polly  talked to theni in low tones and then they  all nodded and smiled. Nell and the villagers were watching them, and so was old  man Aiiiics, and just a.s the three men had  seated themselves in the coach, the old  man, commanding the driver to wait a  moment, walked up to the door and said:  "I am the mayor of this town."  "Sorry for you," one of the men replied.  "Weli, by Satan's hoofs, I like that, but  excuse thc expression for it's the strongest  I ever did use; but what do you mean by  csneakiu' in here without lettin' anybody  know you was comin' an' sneakin' out  ������������������" again without lectin' anybody know why  you did come? Now what have you got  to say?" "  "Shut the door, old man.   Tra loo."  "Wait!" the old man commanded.  "Who are you and what did you want  with.this young woman?"  "Go on, driver. "So_long, old top." And  off they went.  "Mis* Polly," said the old man, turning  toward the editor, "what do it mean?"  "Your shirt collar is unbuttoned again,"  was all she said.  CHAPTER II.  ' That evening in the house of old man  Aimes there was a silent supper party.  Nell's flowing friendship had been rudely  checked and a sharp heel had been set  upon the old man's dignity. Aud it  looked as though a coolness must necessarily follow. The strangers hadbrought  a mystery with them and had left*it in the  village, and in this mystery stoo'l Polly  Lopp  Not "a word had been spoken. Polly  arose'to leave the table. Nell looked up  naa ner countenance was sorrowtui, not  so much that there might be a compromising mystery, but that it was kept dark  from her.  "������fiiu', Miss i"-������oHv?" Aimes asked.  'JJCm, I mb. Uurra ���������*���������**��������� wttk mt ������*_*-**���������*  y^gi|ll9   l>|^>    1    *������  *1 ������p������: *V-*d  "iJut, wait a moment. Now there's no  need of foolishness between us; we are  your friends and you ought to speak out.  Them men comin' here and bein' so familiar like with you will cause a scandal, and  it's for me to determine as the mayor of  this town whether or not I can stand by  you. But first you must tell me���������never  mind about my shirt bein' unbuttoned  and all that sort of thing���������you must tell  me somethin' about them men. Now will  fouf"  "Yes. They came and they went away.  Hut Is nil you need to know."  "Not be aslatherin'���������excuse my strength  ���������no, it ain't. Where did you know them?"  "I might have met theni In a city."  "Hah, what's that? Might have met  them in a city, but why? That's what I  want to know. Didn't you hear one of  them refer to' me as 'old top,* and I've been  ten years mayor of this town? Hah, didn't  you hear that? And why, then, should  you have met them in a city, or anywhere  else?"  "When I probably met them years ago  perhaps I was not aware that they were  going to refer to you as 'old top.' "  Nell laughed, and the old man scratched  his head. "Well, now, we'll say that you  couldn't help meeting them," ke went on,  but we can't say that you had to become  so well acquainted with them as to let  them call you Polly. I gad, I don't call  you Polly,' and I'm the mayor of this town  and have been for ten years this comin'  July, I gad. Hope the Lord' will in the  meantime excuse'both I gads. Hah, now  answer me that, will you?"  . "All that you need to know, Mr. Aimes,  you shall know in time."  "Hah, in time? But what will the people of this town think when they come to  me to find out and I put them off with  your sayin'that they shall know in timef  I gad, miss, when the people of this town  want to know a thing there ain't no sich  thing as time���������the whole scheme is an  eternity until they find out, and unless  they find out before the next election I'm  beaten as sure as a horn, and I've been  mayor so long now that I can't quit.  Set down here now and tell us, won't  you?"  "Not.this evening. Nell, I'm going out  into the garden."  Polly was sitting in the summer house  when Nell joined her. They were silent  for a time and then Nell said: "I am so  sorry that anything should have happened.  I was as happy, as I could be until then.  Tell me, dear, what it all means, and I'll  promise to stand by you, no matter what  it is, for I do think so much of you. I do,  Polly, I love you, iu fact, and now it does  grieve me so to have anything come between us."  Polly took her hand and, holding it,  replied: "There are many.features of life]  in a city, and some of them might seem |  strange to you. That I should have be- i  come acquainted with those men was a '  happening; that they should have come to j  this -place is another happening, and'  neither happening amounts to enough to _  cause any real uneasiness on the part of. |  my friends. So I beg of you not to let it  worry you."  - "Oh, it doesn't worry me so far as I am  concerned, but what will the people say?  Indeed, what won't they say?"  "Nell, the view and the opinion of a village are necessarily narrow; here people  are suspicious of strangers and are ever on  the lookout for an opportunity to suspect  one another, so it would be quite impossible for me to make an explanation that  would be satisfactory to them."  "But, my dear Polly, you can make an  explanation that will be satisfactory to  me."  "Not now, my dear, but after awhile I  will.   Your father is calling you."  The old man stood at the garden gate,  whooping the nameof his daughter," and  when she had .come to him, having left  Polly sitting on. a bench in the summer  house, the old fellow said :.-...'Nell, go  into the house and stay there till I come,  and when I do come I may have soma  mighty interestin' news for you."  CHAPTER II-Continueo.  The girl passed on without replying, and  the old man joined Polly in the summer  house.' He sat down on the bench near  her, fanning himself with his straw bat,  and it was some time before he spoke.  "Hotter'n  it  was  last night," he said.  "Hotter than it was night before last,  I think," the woman replied.  "I gad, I guess ���������you're right. You always raise me one'; must have played poker  iu your time." '   <���������     '  "But if I were to play poker I might not  always raise; I might sometimes simply  call."  ''Gad, I believe you have played; but that  ain't wliat I want to talk about. See this?"  He touched his shirt collar and it was fas-"  tehed with a horseshoe nail. ''Been a  threateuin' to git it for a long time and got,  it jest now in honor of you, don't you see?  But it ain't nothin' to laugh at. Will you  let me tell you somethin'?"  *  "Yes. I am going to sit here a few moments longer."  "Don't exactly like the way you put it,  bat 1 re'.kon it's all right." He was  silent, fumbling with the nail at his collar; he sighed deeply, threw his hat on  the. ground, thrust his hands "into his  pockets and leaned back against the vine-'  woven lattice work. And in the twilight  she could see that his face was hard-set  and his countenance eager.  ��������� "What were you going to tell me?" she  asked.  "Somethin' powerful important to both  of us, but you'll have to let me git at it in  my own round-about way. By this time  the whole town is discussin' the fact that  three men, strange men at that, oome here  and called you Polly. And mebbe in the  mornin' they'will tell you that you better  git out.   Then what?"  "I'll tell them to go to a place not en  the school maps, but well located in  spiritual geography."  "I gad..that's the way to talk to avoid  strength, but it won't do to tell 'em no  such a tiling.   There is a way by which  the whole affair may be made smooth."  "It K .smooth enuiijch now,'' she replied.  '-'I'll be dinned if it is; it's as rough as a  toad's back; but we cau smooth  it.   Now  j here," he leaned toward her.   "I say  now  { here, you marry me and the whole affair  lOoutin-Bd "eiTW^STf-' "*  ANTOINE MAURIN.  (tail an. Htiiiriig  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-  SKW AXI������ SMOMI HAM*.  NELSON    -    B. C.  (293)  JAMES    MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER,  asr_3i.so3sr, e. c.  Plans, Klevnlinnt*, Details and KstlmalCM  furnisliod when i_i[iiir_d.  Orders left nt. Turner & ICirkpatrick's  Vera en Street, will receive prompt attention.  1261]  (No. 18������)  CERTIFICATE   OF    THE   REGISTRATION  OF  A FOREIGN  COMPANY.  "Companiks  Act,"  Part  IV.,   and  Amending Acts.  -���������The Invicta <'<>l������l Mliiex. Via- (ForclRii)'  Itegistered the 13th day of January, 1S90.  *Jf HEREBY CKRTIFY 'hat I have this day  t registered "The Invicta Gold Mines, Linn-  ted" (Foreign), under tlie "Coiiip.uiies' Aot,"  Part IV., "Kcgislnition of Foreign Companies,"  and amending Auts.  The. head ollice of the said Company is situated in Kngland. ,  Tlie objects for which the Company is established are:���������   .  (<j| To adopt and carry into ellect, with such  modifications (if any) as may be agreed upon,  the agreements mentioned in article 3 of the  Company's Articles of Association:  (i'l To acquire any gold mires, mining rights  and auriferous land in Hritisli Cohiinbia 'and  elsewhere, concessions, grants, decrees, rights,  powers, privileges or contracts from any company, state, so* ereign or authority whieh may  siiciii lo thc Company capable of being turned  lmir.ount, and to work, develop, curry out,  CNOivise. and turn to account the same:  [c] To search for, prospect, cxamiiie.and explore any territories and places iu British  Co unibiii find elsewhere, and to employ and  equip expeditions, explorers, experts, and oilier  agents:  ��������� Vi To locate or otherwise acqiiireany mining  claims, mines mining rights, and metalliferous  land in Hritisli Columbia, and to explore, work  develop, and turn to account, the same:  [> j To crush, win. get. quarry, smelt, calcine,  retine, dress, amalgamate, manipulate, and  prepare for market auriferous quartz and ore  and mineral substances of nil-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 i.eal in bullion,  s iccie. coin, "and precious metals:  I r) To acquire by grant, selection, purchase,  lease or otherwise, and develop the resources  of'hnii turn to account any lands and any rights  over or connected with land belonging to.or in  which tho Company is interested, anil in particular by laying oub townsites and preparing  the R unc for luiildin.*;, letting on building lease  or a, 'i*emcnt. advancing money to or entering  intoi "iii aits withhuildoi'S.tcnants.and others  cli'iir.i. '. draining, fencing, planting,.cultivating, iiuilding, improving, farming, irrigating,  nnd bv promoting immigration and the csta'i-  lishini'ii- of towns, villages, and settlements: *���������  |/.j T.j onrrv on business as merchants, store-  U.-i'por-;. miners, fanners, stockmen, graziers,  i-a 'I'ier.- i uildvrs. iind contractors, briokinakers  nnd all ..mdsof agency business.aa d any  oilier kind of business which seems calculated,  directly or indirectly, to further the working  nnd development of any concessions, rights, or  prop'i'tv ol thc Company, or otherwise to  bunelit,'the Companv, and t.o undertake and  execute any trusts thc undertaking whereof  may seem desirable, and either gratuitously or  olli'irwiso: ,,. , ,  li] To carry out, establish, construct, main-*'  tain, improve, manage, work, control, and  superintend any roads, ways, tramways, railways, bridges. reservoirs, watercourses,  wharves.emban laments, telegraphs, telephones;  saw-mills, smelting and other works, furnaces,  factories, warehouses, hotels, transport and  postal arrangements, stands, stores, shops,'  stations, and other works and conveniences  for the working and development i f any concession, 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: , *  I/J To purchase, hire, or otherwise acquire,  use, maintain,, sell, exchange, or otherwise  (leal"with"or"dispo"se "of andturnto 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 tho Company may think suitable or.  convenient for any purposes of its business:  M To acquire and carry on all or any part of  the ousiness or property, and to undertake anv  liabilites of anv person, firm, association or  company possessed of property suitable for any  of the purposes of this Company, or carrying on  anv business which this Company is authorized lo carry on, or which can be conveniently  carried'on in connection with the same, or  mav* com to the Company calculated directly  or fiidireet.lv* to benefit this Company, and as  thc consideration for the same to pay cashorto  issue any shares, stocks, or obligations of the  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 nf acquiring all or any  of the property or liabilities of tluscompany,  or ot iKivnncing directly- or indirectly the objects or interests thereof, and to purchase,  siih-'cnlie for, or otherwise acquire, and to  hold the sharer, stock, or obligations in any  company, in the United Kingdom or elsewhere,  and'upon n distribution of assets or division of  profits, to distribute nucli shares, stocks, or  obligations amongst the member- of this Company in Vpeeio; ., .   .  \m.] Generally to distribute among the  members any property of the Company in  specie: * "  l������) To borrow or raise money, for any purposes of thc Company, and for thc purpose of  securing the same and interest, or for.nny  other purpose, to mortgage or charge the  undertaking, or.all or any part of the pro-  pertv of thc Company present or after acquired  or iis uncalled capital, and tocreate, 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 or any  part of the property of the Company, upon any  tcrms. with power to accept as the consideration any shares, stocks, or obligations of iny  other company: -  ' _.__,���������,  [/>] To piiy out of thc funds of the Company  all expenses of or incident to the formation,  registration,and advcrtisii.g of the Company,  and the issue of its capital, including brokerage  and commissions for obtaining applications  for or placing shares, and to apply at the cost  of the Company to Parliament for any extension of the Company's powers:  [,/] To make donations to such persons and  in such cases, and either in money, or kind,  as may seem expedient: '���������' ��������� - '  [*-] To carry out all or any of tbe foregoing  objects 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 anv colony or e].-i'������".liei_:  [t] To do all Mich other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the  above objects.    ' _  The capital  =tock of the  "-aid Company is  ������1U������.0WI. divided into IW.W -hares of ������1 each.  Given under my hand ami seal of nfiir-e, at  Victoria.  Province of I!riti~h Columbia, thi,,,  13th dav of January, IKM".  [US.] S, Y. WOOTTO.V,  (275)        Registrar of Joint Stoct C������ inpa_i es.  aHMSSS^r"  Watches. Clocks and Jewelry  _<������m������, itKiMii:i-:i������ OR_t:.v<:ii4X������'������:i������.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTF^O.  MIM\<-. AUEVrs.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  lS-UKA-CG nnd  COMMISSION AUKKT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  -> '-J14 .,  W.PELLBWHARVEY.F.C.S.  [Mcmb. N. Kng. Inst., M. & M. E.]  y^-._srcoT_r-v__3_=e,   b. c.  Assny������, Mill Tests antl Analyses.  Snuiiilestrralel from  ������.-I pound tu 1 Ion in weight.  For particulars apply to E. A. POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples   I1S2)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  __sr__3i_so3sr, b. c:  Alining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A IScgister kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  fining   Broker-  Conveyances.      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existiuffMininR location  tfEW DENVER. B. C,  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are l*r������|������arcrtlo InlroiIiicciMinliiBl'roiMt!,.-  tlons from tUc Kootenay to  ENGLISH AND  Do lot Waste Wood and Still Shiver.  I'M   IX ONT, Ol'  ������'������.OK������'K .STi_VI..VSOVS  PATENT  HEATERS.  Costs little, saves much.    Gives   Comfort.     Removes Cold  and Foul  Air and Maintains same Temperature in all parts of thc house.  The system is installed in Thc Miner Office.  Call and sec how it works.  (23 n  Thos. Dun ii ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  III1EB-',  BUGlI-l 11 MILL SUPPLIES,  16,-1* AMI SUI.KT  lltOX. MIM.KS'  l*|������ KS, ICIK.l.MI   SIII_KT ST���������_I,  MIXKItS* SUOVI'l.-*.. WHS!'. ItOI-I.S. MAMIJ.A   VOI'K-,  IIYVMIITI'   I'-KI. AMI CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  CO.'S  Write for Quotntions.  (J33)  QUICKSILVER.  Cable Address, "Dnnn." .  ^vr^.zsrcoTj^r_E_R_ _b: c.  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  STEEL,  Knoivn Throughout the Whole World "  AS THE BEST.  McLennan, HcFeely &, Oo.  LIMITED.  Wholesale  Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils,  Stoves and Tinware,  122  CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C  WEITB FOE QUOTATIONS. (135  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.  IC. ccrnbr R-ikcr and .loscplilnu scrcet.*,  NELSON*, H. C.  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans n-KOlial-d on Nolson property.   Collections nnulo.   CoriV-yn-fiiiK ilociimoiitK'lrnwn up  Town Lots Lands and Miuiu.. Oiaims Handled on Commission.  the Mcdowell atkins watson go., lid.  -WHOLESALE  AND  RETAIL-  PgUGG  EASTERN OAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in the B. 0. Mining  Centres.  ..The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire. Insurance Business  and having Agents in" the Towns of  Kootenay.     ; HOfi)  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.    ���������  Oki'Ick: "  NELSON   A.ND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  no  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.  THEMcDOWELL, ATKINS, WATSON,CO,  10 AND 12-CORDOVA STREET������������������  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417  HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  THE DIPLOCK  LIMIT--]!-.   -V������HOLES AI.E ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOKE A������E-'TS FOB -   . |  Brinsinead & Norditeimer Pianos. ***���������    *  D-toni Borgeson 4; Oo.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine,  -TO-  Hunting,Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  . ; THK   NEW,   FAST '���������   Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  ...   p-JaslVot'Gota Gale.���������Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, CoHibii-ation, Iron Mattrasses.  Tlie above goods can he put ii]>  in very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents, - ���������  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   EROS., Rossland.  or direct from George Gale & Sons, Watcrville, Que.  .Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. oco  CARPETS ������ HOUSE FURNISHINC-S!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY -" - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Anofher lot of those 4 foot Curtain Pok-s with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters,   tetter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or weei  ,on reasonable" terms. Oiders sent  ! tronph the pi_n=ers o! the steamboat**  j Nelson or Ainsworth. ���������with whom ar-  j rangements canbe made, or by mail or  j telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  * not-re prompt attention. (19)  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2:50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2. 50, with _\aplrins to matcli.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  COIPIE  &. "_rOTJT_<TG-,  137  Cordova ������i_eet, Vancouver.      in  .  Tl ^.otf  THE'MINER, NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY,'FEBRUARY 29, 1896.  MM  xwa&vnEwm^nz:'  Site Jftttur.  <__.'  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  " will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  the Uni'tdStates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of is cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the -writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addriss  THBMlN_HPlllNTIN<-APUBLI3HINGCO  NELSON.   B.C.  KILLING THE GOOSE.  We can hardly recollect any Bill  that has met with such sudden and  universal condemnation as the new  Assessment Bill has provoked in thi'  mining districts of British Columbia.  It is so apparent to any one who  knows anything at all about it that  the proposal to tax ore on the dump is  both unjust andviinwise that people  wonder where on earth the Government got the idea from. It is possible  that the brilliant fancy may have been  obtained from Ontario, where there is  a similar law in force, but our Government could surely not have been  cognisant of the result of that law in  Ontario, because it has simply killed  the mining industry of the Eastern  province., This proposal to tax the  fruit of the miner's toil before he has  time to turn it into cash is not the  only objectionable feature in the bill.  In order to levy the proposed tax i*  was. neces-ary to give the assessors  exceedingly inquisitorial and arbitrary  powers, so that even if the lax itself  was palaleable these provisions would  be sufficient ground for its repeal.  The objectionable features of the tax  would fall on rock and quartz mines.  Hydraulic claims would get off scot  free. Thev have no dump and have  nothing that could be assessed and  taxed until the bright shining gold is  actually in their hands. The regulations compelling mine owners to keep  books of account of their ore with  accurate weights and assay values  mean nothing to the great companies.  Such books are found in their offices  today, But to the poor miner, the  man who works hard to develop his  own claim, they are insuperable. He  has no appliances by means of which  he may ascertain accurately the  weights and values and if he had he  could not keep the books. The bill if  it becomes law will kill the mining  industry of British Columbia as dead  as a doornail.  The opposition is not so much  ,. against the amount of the tax. It is  more against the method of imposing  it. A mine already pays its' share of  taxes and it should not be asked to  pay any more until it is making a  profit. To tax ore on the dump two  per cent may be just eating up all the  profit on a freshly developed mine, or  may be a still further burden on a man  who is striving every nerve to bring  -_*_i_-P_LQPer.tyj.n.to_working_order The.  indiscrimination of the tax is one of  its worst features. - It is virtually  imposing a burden which is light to  the rich man, but is crushing to the  poor man.   '-���������  If the province absolutely requires  more funds Kootenay will contribute  har share, but she declines to pay more'  than her proportion. There is some  irony in asking her* to do so. Only a  year or two ago she was unknown and  despised. . The good, people of the  coast could not be persuaded to take  any notice of her. Now she has  blossomed out entirely on her own  merits and become one of the mining  countries of thc world, they ask her to  pay a tax of two per cent, on her  property while they only pay three-  quarters of one per cent, on theirs.  If there is to be a further tax on  raining let it be on the net income.  This will be bad enough but Kootenay  will not let British. Columbia go  begging.  We have frequently pointed out the  enormous sum of money which Kootenay sends to Ottawa in the shape of  customs duties. ' It seems a little hard  that she. should have to pay all this  money away to people from whom she  gets no return, and at the same time  be asked to pay a few hundred thousands more taxes at home. Is it not.  time that the payments to and receipts  from thi. Dominion government were  equalised. British- Columbia, sends  away many hundreds of thousands of  dollars in the form of duties to the  Dominion government of which she j  never sees one cent come b.ick. Why j  should she go in want when she pours ;  all these riches into other peoples laps? i  There is one thing certain.   If this  Assessment Bill is passed in its pre'.ent  ���������state there will be  little or no tax of i  ���������any kind collected in Kooteuay. j  us. It is a bulky document of forty  foolscap pages. The gist of it however  may be summed up in a few words.- It  enacts that there shall be separate  schools under a separate Board of  Education composed entirely of  Catholics. These schools are to be  supported by rates levied on Catholics  and Catholics only. But any Catholic  may elect, to pay his taxes to the  ordinary public school like other  people and then he will be exempt  from taxes for separate schools. "The  right of the Roman Catholic minority  of Her Majesty's subjects "in the province of Manitoba to share proportionately in any grant made out of the  public funds for the purposes of educar  tion" is recognized and provision made  for the due allocation of any public  moneys accordingly. There are endless  clauses relating to the appointment  and duties of the board and to the  administration and collection of the  funds. Such a bill cannot help being  full of debateable points and it is  hardly likely to get through in its  present state.  SULPHIDE ORES.  A discovery has been made in  Australia which has a direct bearing  ou the silver mines of this country and  which may revolutionize our entire  system of mining.  In the Broken Hill district in New  South Wales the clean ore in the  various mines which take their names  from the district has nearly corns to  an end. But there remains an enormous body of sulphides which have  hitherto resisted any attempt at  economic reduction. This zone or belt  has been' proved on the surface for  several miles, it is some hundreds of  feet wide and the diamond drills have  shown that it exists as far down as  their rods can go viz. 850 feet. For  years scientific men have been  attempting to solve the problem of  how to extract the metals from these  ores. The other day a sudden rise of  some 150 per cent, in the price of  Broken Hill Proprietary shares practically proclaimed that the long wished  tor discovery had been made.  It is now announced in the London  Times that Mb. A. E. Asiicboft, one  of the staff of the Broken Hill com.  pany has successfully demonstrated a  method by which those hitherto useless ores may be made profitable.  Unfortunately no description of the  process is given but its practicability  has received a very genuine certificate.  A company with a capital of ������1,000.000,  ($5,000,000) was formed in London for  tlie purpose of acquiring the patent,  and the money was. at once subscribed.  It is explained that Mb. Ashcboft's  original object was the extraction of  the silver and lead, the zinc being  regarded as matter in the wrong place  to be got rid of as cheaply as possible,  but the process produces zinc of such  high quality that it .is quite as important as the silver-lead bullion obtained  thereby.  In this country it is safe to say that  fifty per cent, of our silver ores are  sulphides, many of them, as for instance those at the Blue Bell mine, of  low grade. With a means of utilising  the zinc which has hitherto been  thrown away many a low grade property in this country, now lying idle,  will become an active producer.       =  NOTES.  A feature of the agitation against  the proposed^AssessmentBill isthat" it"  is not a party movement. The matter  is too deep for that. At the meetings  that are being held supporters of the  government are as loud in their disapproval as the followers of the  opposition."  J     - ���������   In the Dominion House, at Ottawa,  Mr. Davie brought in a motion for the  purpose of giving local government to  the territories. He said that the whole  future of Canada depended' on the  development of the Northwest. It  must have been by accident that he  omitted Kootenay.  = There are two points in the Assessment Bill which are not quite clear.  In clause Git is laid down that mines  ahd minerals shall not be included in  the terms "real and personal" property  or the general term "property."  Surely if it is intended to put a two  per cent, tax on the'value of ore raised  it would only be fair to exempt the  profit finally derived from that, ore from  tax as '���������income." But the bill does not  say so. If mine owners who reside in  British Columbia have to pay income  Lux as ..well as the other tax they will  be at a disadvantage compared with  owners who reside outside the province.  It is proposed to assess the tax on the  value ot the output as it lies on the  mining premises. In ascertaining this  value will the cost of removing the ore  to a smelter and treating it there be  allowed as a set off? These are points  on which information should be given.  THE MANITOBA   REMEDIAL BILL. \  A   copy  of the bill  brought by the  .Dominion   parliament   to   settle  the  .school dispute in Manitobiha- reached,  Professor Odium is going to Europe  to advertise British Columbia as a field  for emigration. Now there is being  held at Winnipeg a convention of  Canadians from the western part of  the Dominion for"the purpose of pushing the interests of that vast and varied  country that lies between Lake Superior and the Pacific, The Free Press  laments that .Mr. Odium was not  accredited to this convention and in  remarking on it has some very complimentary things to say about British  Columbia." We quote the following  paragraph; It is naturally one of the  richest in the Dominion, and with it*-  more inviting climate we have no  doubt that it-is destined to become,  and very soon, one of the most popular  and progressive districts in all Canada.  British Columbia is bound to have a  grea** future; we think there cannot be  two opinions on that point, and no- j  where will its advancement be watched J  more closely and withgreater rejoicing j  than in Manitoba. j  When a man makes mistake- ilio  least, he can do is to take tliem hack.  Our account ijf a memorable evi'iit  which took place, last Saturday w;i_  written in a great hurry iVi'in inlor-  matiori received just as wc were .^i>in^  to press and certain inaccuracies wept,  in and some things were left. out. As  we have no desire to create a wrong  impression about the affair or t.o do  injustice to either of the parlies concerned we wish now to correct one or  two errors that appeared in our rupnrt  and which were made manifest by llie  evidence given in Court. To begin  with, before the first blow was struck,  language was used which was taken  by Mr. Houston as reflecting on iiis  truthfulness. The ruler instead of  beiug the serviceable weapon -which  was described to us appears to have  been an insignificant affair of some 15  inches length and it speaks well for Llie  Editor's muscles that he should Iiave  been able with so small a bludgeon to  deal so shrewd a blow. After the  opening attack, and before the final  hand 10 hand conflict there was an  interval devoted to skirmishing in  which the attacked parly brought up  his heavy artillery and played upon  his foe with great effect and a weiglil y  dictionary. It is a- nice point in law  whether a man who heaves a dictionary nt another is not responsible for  using abusive language, 'because instead of picking and ; choosing his  phrases with true western discrimination he simply hurls the whole English  language, good and bad alike, in one  blast, at his opponents head. The  evidence failed entirely to account, for  the wound on Mr. Marpole's finger anil  as Mr. Houston denied that he bit it,  he is fairly entitled to be acquitted of  the charge of cowardice which the use  of the teeth carries with it. We have  made these remarks with tbe view of  putting ourselves in the right.  PltOFKSSlO.N.VL  CMC It*.  .",*'. _____ "__!_"*  "'-"^'---lY**'  -''���������--*'-��������� "r!i_i-.-ri-' --.'!i_  /l.'-'v.  ���������*._���������  i_    **;_.-^     K     l  -^.CrO;&."'''  \  \T ALL   .'STVi.K  ,s  ;      AT  ���������l.\ BOOTH'.S  T  r\Ur i  CAL  ��������� _Lr_r.*o"ji'3r 3  ba:-  '.er street  NELSON  .1  *-!i>__t* SIiii-'l   til' i"i  I������rs niiii ���������Tsj.-.'ir---  rs^szs-.x__- r- r 1 n���������itin_rim ir il_ni"iiTii__i>____iii-||  ZT'JT tT*\   BCTT-I  ___ l__  DUiLi-  b.  .'.;uirc lo buy their   Spring"   Goc  /riny* ia upon them.  ASON  in   time   to   make   them  up  ���������    Wc   .ire   now   placing   on   our   shelves   the   Largest,   Newest   and  Tastiest Stock of Goods for Spring' wear ever brought into.Nelson.  MINING.    MACHINERY.!  FOR SALE.  While Ibe Prussian:' ;U j-na were quieily dreaming over precedents  and calmly planning- ;> rod tape cainpaig'n, Napoleon took possession . o'  all tiie strategic points, I.is. victory was won before a gun was fired.  So witli the  lady who buys her .-.pi ing outfit from us now. "  Two new English   I'm I able Krighio.-.  S and .12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary   lOngine and .Boiler.  One   lingiiie and   Boiler   for  .team  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools.  Steel, Iron.   etc.  Delivered a! Virtoria on wharf.  Apply to U iOLSTER-l AN A: CO.,  7.") Government St.,  Opp Bank.ol' Montreal.  "Victoria, B.C.  (170)  COLUMBIA AND K00TE*NA. RAIL-WAV AND  NAVIGATION COMPANY.  DI.1J_.SS  coons,    ���������  1I-I-.S.  cor to:  T  2_t_e_"W"  -MANTLES, wraps.  UNDI.RWl'.AK, WlllTI. GOODS.  GOODS, KMIJltOrDttlilES.       .'  IIPETS.       HOUSE FURNISHINGS. '���������.''"  BOOTS   AND   SHOES.  r. GAELAND, BAKER STREET.  (2ii)  *���������.���������*���������-'������'���������'��������� iire-tv:/" vnw:n  ���������rjmi*PUHK*~K:AA ���������_���������.���������������/->'  NOTICE.  f~1 H. H. SYMONDS, -I. D., C. Jl., (Kilin-  \JT������ burKh) Physician and Surgeon. OHIc'*-*���������  Beulejr Block, Baker Street, JSul-on. (���������>&'.))  ALEX.   SKINXKIt,   Law  Oflice   over  Dr.  Arthur's   Drug     Store,    linker   Street,  Nelson, B. C,   A       C. BBYDONE-JACK, _!'. A���������  Barrister and Solicitor.  Corporation and Mining haw Specialities.,  Correspondence Invited.  Inns of O irt. Vancouver, B. C-  (2US)  SIBBALD      AND       SHAW.      0_-TO_Jri  Brokers,  General  Cominis-ion  and   I'or  warding Agents, ke\ elsloke million.        Cil)-)  ROYAL HOTEL,  I'or. Stanley and Silica >4(i-<.���������ts,  ^r_Ex.so3^r_ :e_ c.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  ���������VTOTICl. IS HKHKBY CSJVUX THAT II'  >1 is-1In: intention of tlie (.'olimi'.iiii. aiiil  l.oolcnny Itiiilivny and Navigation Company  lo apply lo (.1-0 ilailu-.iy (.'(inniiittuu of tli'i*  I'rivy Council !o .--iir-iion 1 lit; building iind  coii-li'iidi-ii of a branch line of rniiwiiy friiin  a point oil i.hc Columbia und Kootenay Jin:,-  way nlioiii tlireo and a qu.-nlcr iiiilc*-oust, i,f  Kob_.cn, to a pon.!. on tbe bank of the Hooicnay  Itin.r at it', ,junci ion with lb" Columbia liivo;  1    1  m  1  i  m  -i^-_l_s____5g--_s_3_f-_-5-_)^:  URNER. BEETON s& CO.f,  Wholesale Merchants Only.'  |:  -���������fr-ir-  , I  a diitanco of about, lliroo-cniai'ler-i of a milt  for lliuptu-po*.-- nf giving iiK.-re.i--d facilities to ! W/rA  busim.--.' and of iraii-porling lho product.-: id \ YSci  mine.:, and t.o .-auction the appropriation of tlio i ������>__������  no'-fs- iry lands for tinit, purpose under tin*'  compulsory powers vested in the >aid Coinpiiny  bv tlio Uiiiluav Acl; or any other Acl. in il-  bebalf.  [dign-dl .1. 1). TOWN'J/KY.  '  S-ei'i'lury.  Vancouver. 13. C, Jan. 23, iSiKi.        12JU, 22,2.C|  i A Large Stock of the Best Brands of M  iqnors Always on ��������� Hand.  Notice of Application, for a Grown Gran.-  rj'AKK N'oflOh; I hut. .'rank Kletdior, as  X a_rc.nl for John J. Baker and James !���������'.  Burr, hns-iiled the ncoe.-sary papers and made  applied ion for u crown strain, in favor ol'th.:  mineral claim "Qnei'ii Virtoria." situated in  Uio Nelson mining division pf West Kooienay.  Adverseulnimuuis (if any)' must lilc thoir nl,-  .iccliiius within fid day* from lhe dale of tiie  ti!"_>_, publication of Ibis notice in thc liriiisli  Coliimoia Gazolto.  N. Vl'I'ZSTt'HBrf.  Government, Agent  Daled at Nelson. B. C.. Feb. 21, ISilU.   (_00,'-_,2,;i)  W\   Vol _  /''   v***  L'-I/Vl  n  Agent.a  jLLbO  for B. 0. for Brown's  4 GROWN SCOTCH.  mrTrm t.a  iVililM-A 'AND-Bit  C-iiS)  *'-_.-_  f������ !/___;_! y_5v __"*5"*r' in**---   ETK������j\ ���������"'E-a i*,l"3*!\ ��������� /S  rj-uici: \or:cK i,imr. ciiuric.- ii. Kn.acoti ' 'r;"r:h p-*--5-, Ep-'T). i\ PXF3 i-*^,Vv\,-7 \\/  .1.    i. -ting us agent  fur William I 'crilno and ���������   i^������ fe^ K������*   WM [p������   fe**?   '# ^C-  -0l'nH.---.lii!id.]ohr.ti._1_l*_iJ-. has lilcl the 1  k   J llj   tt f.        AS ^     ���������_ F     ft     j|     . /* N  no-u.-*.irv pai-or-i and  made  -ppUcsilinn. for a ;   -"***"--   "    a *'*������������������   ������   y    ������������������**   ������������������"������������������������ ' \  Isotice of Aopiication  for Grown Cri-.nl.  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.     ;  Best Hocnllon in Town.   ISriiiiiii'iil Vic'.vs.  Bar   now   Open   ;mcl   Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootcn.'iy.  Give us a trial and.;be   Convinced.  i>: .  Uiinvu (_.'*������������������������-.it. in favor of the mineral claim  ������������������Zilor." Minnie- in the'Trail (Jveel. _Miniii;_t  Divi-i in or! West Koolenay.  Adt.-r.c cbtimiiuts if any. niu_-t, lilc their  ob.b:t ii mi-i -.villi me uilhin CM days l'nnu the  date of the tlr-t publication uf thin notice in the  BiiiiihCi.-umbai, Giixoiie.  X.  :-'IT>'*5TUBi'.S.'  Governnii'iil. Almoin.  Dale- Xelson, I!. C, t'Vb. IT, i,S.._..      (L'K.'.'.J.'-Mi)  CHERBO & BOOTH  r.-!>n  HOTEL   SLOCA!  KASLO.  Tin: i.KAin.\u hoisi: ix thi: <:nv  ���������  Visitors to Kaslo and  tbe  Slocau   will  ���������will find every accommodation.  EDWIN CUMMINGS.  (280)   - Proprietor  C3-Q TO  THE BON TON  s-o_=. _?-_-i__]s__a  EASTERN OYSTEES  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from lp.'m. to 6a-m- ^  I'ntice of.Application for Grown Grant.  rf',\!(K XOTUK Hint J. I'1. Ritchie,  X as iirouL John C. (.lore. ],.ii. [i!cf| l!;e  iii'Ci!-.',!iry )������ip< rs and made a;i;ilic:i;inii for a  Crfivii ('rant in favour of the min.-ial cl.ibn  "Ui)ii,'lC,''.~itui'li-d in !lie Tr.ii! Creel- _.\li!iii:'.,'  Uivision  of We.-,t KohI.tiiij-Di-lrii-t.  A'lt t-r-'i; flniinaii'.^ lit .rny) must lilc their objections within iW ilay.s from Ihe date  of Un* iii1..! publication of tliit, lo'.ir-ein ihu  lirili-li Columbia GaZ-itc.  X   I-'ITOSTGIIHS.  Governm-iii Au'cnt.  jVel-on. ti. C, Feb. l.'i, ISii'i. ulit). 15-_-(i,)  Is now able J:o sujroly the town and district with,  a first-class quality Gf Draught and Bottle .  Drauglf- Bee:-- a. 30c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer . t $10  per Barrel.;  <*s:i>g_;_.>" ������'A_v v.i: _u:!."j'  13.'. I.  ������)K!;j  Ml.',  at t.'!'_w;:':,s i"A:.!;ity.  !,'S'f.\'    ATrr.Sf'Kiit   '!'������-  Mi  R. RIESTERER, Proi).  ITotice of Application for Grown Grant,    i  rjjiAKIC Notice that IVi-ik C. Lcrim;- has lllcd  Jl.    the ���������K'ce.i-.'irv ]i!i|'oi.- and  made upplicii- i  tion for a Grtuvii Grant in favour of llie mineral ;  claim   "tft.    I-.iiiio,''   t'itii.iiiul   "in   tin*    Trail j  Gre'.'k -linini; Division of the Hi-.rid. of \\ e-t  Koolenay. _ ���������    . . -     '  Advcixo cliiimiiiiti*,  if any,  must,   Iile their |  objoolioi!.:  with  me vilhin 'iii days from tho I  dn'l.c of lhe li:-; npiicariuicL- oC_lii.^ nolicc in lhe i  Hriiish Columbia Gazelle. i  X.' i'l'i'XSTUHB-r, !  Go.oriiinoiil, Alien... I  Dated Xelson, Feb. I, ISHU. ;2������-s.2,i',|    !  WAG&E8 and  m  ji  LEI&US.  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.    '.   ���������  rsiAKH Xoliec Unit'Oliver Iloriiau has liled !  ���������JL   "ibe ncce-sary   jjapm-s and  made appli'-a- I -r^  lion for a Grown (iraiil in favourof llie nimcr.il \  j-'p-ji  claim  "l.ily .lay" liliialcd in  Ibe Trail C.'rcclc '. JL Ul  -Jiniii'-'Divi-iun of Wi'-i Koolenay l)i<lrict.' '    ;  Adverse clainianti-. if any. utiii-l'tllo ill', ir oil-! '  jcclimii with iii-within (M day.' from lhe dale ���������  of the first appoaram-e of thi.-i notice in tin:'  lirili-h  GcluiKbiii Gametic. -������__,  x. i--n%s':'u������i:s. f*  (lovrnment Atrcal. i tf"  Daled Xcl.-on J!. (!., Kcb. ,''. lKWi.     i_-:;-.S.-_,(i)     i Ssajj  Notire ni .i.pplic;'Uon lor  liquor  I.iceiij.i'.    :'  Ore  BEST CANADIAN  MAKES;...  Lumber  ando General Purpose.  WRITS   FOE   P'RICE   LIST   TO  PRIOR &:CO.,Ld.  &  MIiOOPS,   33.   O.  _VEISS   _VE.   DVE.    TDTJFir'-r,  ritOI'IdlTltDS*'.  hereby five noiifc lli.-it llnriy .���������l,!y^-M';ia-  i un.-da'c [ 'intend to  inn!.-' .i]iplic;iUfiii  I'or a ' ' ' _        ' ^ _^ _  '"--.��������� ������.,���������.,������ wi���������..-lul.i ii,.,,,',,, ,,y retad -.,PARTIES OAIn ALSO aPPIt* TO  11'.'  I Ihe lioy.il lloicl.  j    X'll-ni'. .���������an. -'t.lfM.  I  ci:   Ndi'ii ���������������������������:  -.bat '  I l". >��������� li. .-. iio-.v.r.  SLOT. MAGHINESJ^tsS^S  Big Money Makers,  Wt'irih Mini  \     ,\-..\ vv-!-  I'laina :.; ���������.   'f ai,;  ; t*l j. ��������� I i>, i.   v,d. h   mc   \. il i-r.  i ila'i ��������� of I hi- iiii bl icif Ui:: in in  Of   any   description,   for   'Saloons, ��������� {i]i'/-i:iU'-  Cil!-:iM:t)& HUOTll.  I'-T.1-'!  ('���������oi'.i: (.ran;.  ".  .1.   I...;i  rn:.!, a  ,"i I i.sini- G'.'ii a  I,  p -r   a: ii un d,  :   , . ou mir of ll,'  ['��������� d   i i  I lie A.n-  ���������   '   '.\ Out I'll. -t.  ��������� A. B. GRAY. NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT*  i.u!.;lull  IRON WOE 1(S Co, LIMITED  a'.  ;-n :  Hotels and .Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOE PIUCES TO  M. GINTZBUEGEE,  Cor. C'ordorn  and ('.'limbic Slrcctt,  "V_A.l_*rCO"a"A7-_KI___--        .        E. C-  297  D.ilnl.il  (.' ;���������.   .-. ,.i 'in .\:ri*:i-!.  ���������-���������,-"t. n. -I,;ii. -*'. !���������-���������.>.       . [- iS-ll.i.o;  ������GJNTG-I_ESr_E:-E_RS_  c";:;:r_t Ji'.si'iis     i<v   i*it������!:������-i*ii:������������:s'i  YO!I.._J_K JUI.K ^!I\iC!;.\i. CLAIM.  IL'/iT.'-: IN" 'I Iii.   .\'i,.'.-')N    I'llS'l.Ni  - \Vi:������r  lin'ii'i.yiv l.'j-.I ;-,ioi'.  <;.\ji:;i- T.-i ..i> Ji.)t>"i'.i;.\',  that   I.   \\~.  ( TAUJ; isii'H.."  !    r.     ::.���������   ,!'-'������������������! I.   !'(���������  il  -.'.].  Jjivisiox in-" ,  ���������>Vin.i-|.'. )..).--,>  ,-\.   ���������'.c.vc:l.  -!������������������.;���������.  MON' FOUNDJ'iK.y. ]<OJLEU IMAICJ.KS. ,.- -        - *.,       -        *    .    '   _������  .IAXUFACTUVtHUS OF :\l.\!UNi_ AND '  '    LAlsb   J0.VUINF.S.   TiCtLERS,   ETC.,  FISH CANNING'   AND - IUiN-NG  "-  ���������  MAC.l-IINEr.Y-, IIIDJIAUEIC GlAN'iS,    l1 -  *���������  -:��������� * -;      ' FU'ES   AND_������]NK1'NG   J'UMJ'H   FOR "MINE.  i  T, B. PEARSON  k 00.;llJ|^ii!^g :   Trench Eanges; Stoves, Urates, Etc.  ______���������- ' MA.',(.\ui:G.'''V'k-1<.' !:'!���������'it ���������. ii.a   :v'\ i r-c i:.'ic.'   C.I.i;  A.EMS I'ilU IU:M:'.    tt.   Mi'K'E-l-'.J'TlIX".*'   STi:.l*H    I'J >H'S   AXI������   I.VI-KI  MANUFACTURERS Or     ."  CLOTHING.  SHIRTS,  UNDERWHAR,  COTTONADE  PANTS,  OVERALLS, ,  ETC., ETC  A:.n tur  ! iiiii;-. be "  , licf.-ll* i..'l!  C'.-r_'!i;_'at  ���������    iiat"d ii.i-  .I'wr-ci':.;!!!.-  .���������I   ' '��������� ,ii';ii--;n'i,'.' ,n i  :be i-sn."ii.ji {ii M.cb  i-i  KTY.  :\i>  ������������������;   '. fo:- '.-'.. .������������������,:..bon,  I'.M.  '.'LAi;.:.-  >'!'s E---K ii3:m:\   u. \\ui:i'ai<-<i;tvv* sti:a*h  i-nirs ami i.vckksoll-  ������������-���������:���������: stKH.ii.. <���������������.������������������} srK.iAi !:j������cii iiitii.i.s.  jSTo. 6 "C-Jiatliam. and 71 "Store Street,  P. 0,'DSiWBE 12    -    VIGTOEIA. B.C.  .-<<.   1*A _-:"'>  (205)  ���������''ii.'.1-:  "i i *" _,  1 vV 3  ,___.-i-    ._Eu_.    Ja_ a������__  f GO.  '-iiscnrt  Sfaraifactiirers.  30   YATES  STREET,  VICTORIA, B. C.     (2&o..  WRITE    _TO_R   ^ttTCtt   LIST.  i.jj -i,  -_--;iji:l iu:' iC. 'uahori.  \:j' ������������������'  Vi*^  ���������"��������� . ���������    A  .-ii 3 A  B. C. THE MINER,  NELSON! B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1896.  THE GREAT FIGHT.  After being driven from pillar t.o  post, nnd kicked like n fnothall^bacl.-  wards find foi-vvsiidg from Mexico to  the Unit.t'd States, the harassed pugilists and a scanty handful of .ports  m:ui:iK-d to elude the viirilimre of the  ant hunt it's and tiring off the battle ut  the ii tie town of Lniigbry in Texas.  Tin- tij^lit lasted 1 minute and 35  s_.(.ik1> and ended -in Peter Maher  l������"iiiK knocked out in one round.  I-'Uk-iiiiiiiiiii*-' liroiiglit acelelirated blow  of his iiit(��������� play and caught his antagonist on the chin knocking him senseless.  A.s soon as'it. wns over the spectators  and the coinhai-niis hurried off and  scattered themselves over the face of  t he country.  Fitzsiiiiinoiis. the winner, ib an  l-ng!is!iinau by binli, but 1ms lived in  'Australia since he was a child.  Upon being informed of th. result of  the fight. .T. .1. Col-hell was asked if he  challenged the wini.er. "I do." he  replied, "for .$1(J.(KH) or any sum he  may name, but, I.here must be no lon>?  winded talk iiboiit, it. He must come  and make his match here in Chicago  in busiin'ss fashion, and it must be  ilmie nt once. This means business. I  am right here, and Mr. Fitz. can reach  un! uny lime, he wants to. I mean  business and quick. I will go on the  .-luge tonight and challenge linn in the  piesence of my audience. I will tight  'In* winner anywhere on earth. I will  riijht liini in Australia, his own country,  if he wants me to. It is money that  laiks. Filzsiiiiinoiis has money now.  Lei. me see the color of his dust and I  am ready. If he wants the championship li'i, him jump on a train and come  in Chicago, and we w ill lix up a tight  in two minutes. I go away tonight  but will be back week after next. I  sent him a telegram asking him to  meet me here between March 1st. and  0 h. He can meet ine here then, and  we can make a match for any place,  for any amount; but it, must be done  promptly and hy him in person."  Corbett has deposited 81,000 in the  hands of Manager Davis, of the Hay-  ma-'ket theatre, as a forfeit if he does  not carry out  his intentions.    He siiys  1 hut the fight could only take place  in Kn gland, Australia or South  Africa.  THE PAJpOIiS."  Louis arid  Little Isabella.  ODD FELlWS' HALL,  _5*r__3X-SO_-T, ON  Monday, March 2nd,  ___.:_**r__.  Tuesday, March 3rd.  ROSS-LAND.  An Account ol  the Great  Gold   Camp  0n������ Year's Existence.  After  (From our Special Correspondent.)  Having cast a hi ief glance at that  portion of the Trail Creek country  which lies along the Columbia, your  correspondent proceeded to take a look  at the section producing the rich rock,  the'treatment of which brought the  town of Trail into existence. It is  about seven miles from Trail to Rossland and a steep hard climb it is,  especially with roads hard coated with  ice and deep rutted from the heavy ore  teams. Up and tip we climb, through  the mists that cling in the canyons  and drape the black iirs. Turn after  turn in the road brings some* new  example of the rugged beauty for  which this "section ' is famous. Our  .driver, one of the old timers, (he has  been here nearly a year.) points mit  . stakes here and there and mentions  names already very familiar with  printers ink. Occasionally one can  ���������py a little clearing far up on the hillside and a near by heap of broken  stone indicates thai up in that lonely  spot, sour; hardy seeker after fortune  is battering at the door of the "Fickle  Goddess." Surely she has heeded and  rewarded the cries of many less deserving than those who breast steep ranges  staggering under heavy packs, who  live far from all that makes life human,  live hard, work hard and often die  hard among the lonely gulches.  Higher and higher we swing. "Now  what is that Mr. Driver?"    "That's the  Le Roi," and another turn, down under  J he-hill,aip_a_sharp. grade and here we  are in Rossland;  A stranger from the slow growing  centres of .civilization would tind it  haid to beliese thai a few months ago  these hills were tracked with no wider  innrk than a few game trails. That  bruin pulled down the berry hushes or  some gaunt wolf. toiled along after a  Hying deer where now, over- three  thousand .. people make, their .homes.  Truly -Allndin's lamp was. a feeble  instinment compared with those  imig'.c wands the miner's pick and  drill.  The  inner man refreshed  let us now  take a stroll and, as a prospector would  - sav. "size up the camp." :,  The general fin'tuition is a diorite on  a syenite floor. No careful survey has  been made of the section and accurate  geological information is very difficult  to obtain. "On the other Hand a number of well informed milling engineers,  experts and mineralogists nave passed  opinions on the principal properties of  the camp and in the majority of cases  these opinions have been of a very  favorable nature as regards the permanency of the veins and the general  stability of the camp.  ,. The country rock nenr the vein forum-:  tion often shows small flecks of mngnetic'  pyrites and clialcopyiites. The ores vra  geuerally what is known as a "smelting  proposition." The gaugue, consisting of  quartz and calcspar carries clinlcopyrite,  iron pyrites both common and arsenical,  and pyrrhite. The only pure gold so far  encountered is from oxidized surface  material. The width of the veins varies  from a'- few inches to many feet, and in  some cases shows a difference of several  feet on* the same lead. The per cent, in  * copper, as well as the assay value in gold,  ranges from a trace upwards. In. a  majority of. cases, however, the ore is  sufficiently valuable in both these desirable metals to leave a handsome margin  j.'of net profit to the shipper.  From a smelting standpoint the ore is  very desirable especially in cases where  they have been handling au exeeas of dry  ores. The result is a low rate of charges  that is ve y satisfactory to the shipper.  Experts state that the ore is well adapted  to matting. The iron is slagged oiF and  a much reduced a������d very rich auriferous  matte is the result.  (Continued Next Week.)  GRAND MUSICAL  ENTERTAINMENT!  During' which Litile Isabella,  the greatest child Musical Artiste  and Character Vocalist,   will give  Mandolin, Guitar  and Violin Solos,  Dialect Recitations,  Character Songs,  Songs and Dances.  Assisted by Mr. L- Patricola.  ADMISSION":  General, 50c.     Children under 15, 25c.  Pefonnance begins  at S  p.  m.  A SOCIAL" DANOE  After   the   Entertainment.     Per  Couple, 50c.     Single, 25c.  WILL UK AT I'l LOT BAY ON *������'������_��������������� .\KSItAY  AMI AT AI.M-WOKTH TII-KSItA*..  (304)  TENDERS Cor the purchase of a first  class hydraulic plant in place on' iho  ground, and an unexpired lease in West Kootenny will be received up to noon on the ICth  -lurch next. No tender necessarily accepted.  For further particulars apply  "HYDRAULIC,"  (294) care The Minek, Nelson.  NOTICE OF ADJOTJRMENT  COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  qpHK   SITTING   OF    THE    COURT    AT  A.    Nelson* has been adjourned from Saturday, February 29th, to Thursday.   March otli,  1896.  In'the Sitting of tho Court at Kaslo has been  adjourned from Tuesday, March 3rd. 18!Hi to  Tuesday, March 10th, 1K9I>.|  ; The Sitting of the Court at Rossland has  been adjourned from Tuesday March 10th., 1891!  to Tuesday March 17th., 189C.  ,T. H. GIFFIN,  RCKistrar of thc Court.  Nelson, H. C, February 28th , 1896. |'W  FOR SALE.  THAT DESIRABLE PROPERTY KNOWN  as the Residence of Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing  9 rooms and occupying a lot and a half, with a  frontage of 37i feet. Thc house contains all  conveniences und has a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to  G. O. BUCHANAN.  (288) Nelson or i.a_.o.  Page Poflsf ord Bros.  nasilng* street. Yiiikouv.i*. If. C.  DIRECT IMPORTERS OF ALL HIGE-  0LASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch, Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  ���������Wholesome  12   Ounce Cau  Sold ior 25   Cents.  Largest Dciiinii'l  in t'liniula.  (243)  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF THK COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be holden at Nelson on  Saturday, the2!_tli day of Fehruaty; at Kaslo  on Tuesday, the 3rd day of -lurch, and at, Rossland on Tuesday, the 10th day of March, 1896.  T. II. GIFFIN,  Registrar.  Nelson, B. C.,20th January, 1896. 12771  MAIMIKDI-K- J-BO-II'TI'Y ATTKM������KI> TO.  S, S, Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  '   Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a. 111.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. ni.  LEAVE NKLSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wcdnu-tlay  Thursday  . and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday, and Friday at 4 p.m. -=.  ' Clow, connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  tho C P. R. at Nelson.  Tho steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular,-is lit throughout'by electricity, anil  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for 1 he comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in etl'ect 16th May,  189.i subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH- GEO. V. HAYWARD  ' Purser. 34 Master  NOTICE.  Lease of Timiskk Limits, West Kootknay.  SEALED TENDERS will be received by the  lion, thu Chief Commissioner of Lands  and AVorks up to noon of Tuesday, 3rd March  next., from persons desirous of leasing Lot '.137.  Group 1, Kootenay District, containing' 1,400  acre*', for thc purpose of cutting timber there-  from, subject io the provisions of tho "Land  Act" und .iiiiendincnts thereto.  The unlit is situated in Sproule Creok Valley,  about, one mile north of the Kootenay ..River,  below the Columbia and Kootenay Railway  Crossing.  The competitor oflcring the highest cash  bonus will be entitled toa lease of tho premises,  for a tor,.1 of twenty-one years.  Kadi tender must be accompanied by. a cer-  lill.d bank cheque to cover the cost of tho survey, ifS70 SO. the first year's rental, S21U.0U, and  hu nnvjunl "of thc bonus tendered. Thc  clieqi: s will be at once returned to unsuccessful competitors.  XV. S.GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.  T imds and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 14th January, 1896. -it!)  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  ~" '��������� DISTRICT��������� *-   NOTICE   is hereby given,  in  accordance  with    the     Stntuics,   that   Provincial  Revenue Tax and all taxes levied underthc  "Assessment .Act" arc now duc=for the year  1896.    All tho above-named  taxes   collectible  within the Nelson  Division of West Kootenay  are now payable at my ollice.  '��������� Assessed taxes are collectible at thc following rates, viz: ���������  . -  If paid on or before.the 30th June, 1896:  One-half of ono per cent, on real proper! y  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, 1896���������     -  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real property.  One-half of one   per cent,   on  personal  property.  Two nnd one-half per   cent." on assessed  value of wild land.   ������������������  Three-fourths of omi per cent, on income.  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  *     O..G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  1896. d        '(269) ���������  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  AT THE  Ideal   Grocery    Store,  NEXT TO THE SILVEB KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YOU BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  IC.  \  .-  .p  301  J. c.  kbw ������������������ "wmwonww tv <-,x^'-^^^*^t'-r**Ttyv*������jt-*������rT*������; ��������� t  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  January'  I        IT WILL PAY YOU       |  ^ To    Call  in and Inspect Our Fine Lines   of ^  I   "'-' ^  ^ TOI__,:__!-_-   AETICLBS,     . :_5  fe: ^-__3_=__--XJ___:__3S. =2  ^      . ' ." STATION;BE"_r,   ETC.    I__J  ������   A FULL   LINE OF   SCHOOL   BOOKS 13  ������| AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES -3j|  |__ ALWAYS ON HAND.  j_������  THE BEST OF EVEEY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  |(2.->8)  GILKER % WELLS.  _m:o_e?,_e3 zcstiew goods.  Spokane Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Sponane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between NortLpoit and Nelson.  Leave 7-30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6-15 p. m.  Train- leave Xelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wjjunksday and Fu.da_, retnru-  iiif,' leave'Spoknuc Tuesdays, Tiiuhsdays  and Satuhdayk nt 7 a, m., and making  closo -ouneetio*' by S.S. Nelsou with all  Kooteuay Lake points.  I'iissonKers for Kettle Eiver iiud Boundary Creek, conuectatMarcus with stnge on  Monday.-;, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  PasaeugerR for Trial Creek mines con-  no ,r. ������t Northport with staj;e Daily.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Eailway-  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Kast.  Daily  JCuslo Arrive 3.S0 p.m.  South Fork       "      :������. 15 p.Tii  Siiroulo'R  Wliiiownler  Bear Liiko  Goino Wkst.  J.cnvo ii.00 n. in  "     ������..'������; a. in  "     -.Min. m,  "     !).fti a, in  "    10.03 il. in  "    10.18 a. in.   jMcGiiiKnn  "    10.H0 a. in.   Kniley's  "    K).:'!l ii. in.   Junction  Arc.   10.50 a, in.   Sandon  Subject, lo chiiiiKO without notice  For   rules  and   information   I'pply  at th  Company's ollices.  ROBT. IRVING, AV. lt. McGRAW,  (201)   Tialliu AlanaKcr. Superintendent,  2.15 p.m  2.00 p.m.  1.18 p.m.*  i.;i:s p.m.  1.21 p.m.  1.12 p.m.  J-ohvc   1.00 p.m.  SUITS]  SERGES,    --  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS,  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SPECIAL TO THEE T-E?*-A���������I_)_E.  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, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - ~  _A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.-  The right, in reserved t.o chnngo this schedulo  at any lime without notice.  For"l.i-ket"s;,r,uus7~ct_~apply~at_CoiiiP!i_ny's~  ollice, Nelson.  T. AT.-Ajr. J. W. Troup,  Secretary.   , Manager  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  rT.iii-^u-ji^n  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  _-w_ST0_)   SOO   PACIFIC   EOXTTE.  anfl Qnic__est    to  Pad Coast aM.  Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  _R-fi__?333S THE iJO'W-SBT.  Greatest Variety of Rontes, Rail ul; Stealers.  Leaves  Nelson   Tuesdays and   Fridays    "it,   11.30  o'clock,    making   close  connections with Transcontinental .trains at Kevelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewheVe see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. K. MACDOSELL, GEO. McL. BROWN,  Aftenr, Nelson.        Tr_v. Frgt. and Pas    A.(?t��������� Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Aftt.Vancouver  ���������s_**^���������^!g  THE NELSON DRUG STORE, i  riMlE AXXUAI, UKNEKAL MKETIN'G OF j \  L     .Subscriber- will belicid at Hume's Hall, i ]  N'"l'On. on 'rucsd.ij-.  March   11, 1S9U. at 3 p.m.  Iluninc:-: Klection c,f OHicers smcl  Dxrect-jr.--.  305] BY ORDKK.  WEST   BAKER  STREET.  ���������247   -=S  ^ wlfllfffffWfI1Wf������ffVffVIIVf||||f^fTff|VffV,> W^WTvWW W1VWWV1 VWVff1IVf.lf|VVra ^_F  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  We know you have tried many times to buy G-ood  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,  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.   CO  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 8.  In l''ll������.-_l -luiHlny, _Vov. II, 18115.  Kfr'YI'I.Sl'OKE    11411 ll-l������!(i:ii:������r "Xiiliunik*  Leaves  WiK'vam   for Nakusp and  Robson  -londayr and Thursdays at, 7 p. in.  Leaves Robson for Nnkusp, Wigwam  Canadian Pacific Railway points on Tncsi  and .Fridays at Up. in.  and  ncsduys  Connection is inn.de at Robson with C. & K  Ry. for Nelson and with Sir. "Lytton" for  Trail Crock and Xortliport.  TKAii, ������:hi:i;k-koks������.\ kui,tk.  *������lomiu-r "LvHim."  Leaves Trail Creek for Robson on Tuesdays  and Fridays at, 10 a. m.  Leaves Robson for Trail Creok on Tuesdays  and Fridnys at, I p. in., connects at Robson  with Str. "Nakusp"- for Naku-p and Revel  stoke and with C. & K. Ry. for Nelson and  Lake points.  \0l(TI||'0|M-TICAIL Cltt.KK RODTI:  SKiiiiur   "l.jlloli."  Leaves Trail Creek for Nortliport on Mon-  dins. \\ odnosdnys, 1'liursdays and Saturdays  at :5 a. in.  Leaves Korthnort, for Trail Creek Mondays  Wednesdays', Thursdays and Snlurdnvs at 1  ))��������� in.  Connects at, Northport with S. F. & N Ry  for Spokane.  M:l.-������.\>K.t-M������ ItOliTi:.���������"fSIr XcImui."  -]-iavcs Nelson for Kaslo, Sundays nt  4 p. in.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p. in., Wednesdays nt ' ������20 p. m.,r Thursdays at 5.30  p. in.. Fridays at '.'..'10 p. in., Saturdays at oM p  in. Coniiecliiiu on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  ���������r-iiturdnys with N. & F. S. Ry. at Five Mile  Point tor kaslo and Lake points.  , Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundavs at 8  p. -m., Mondays at H a. in., Wednesdays at :i n. in., Thursdays nt 8 a. m.,  1'ndays at :s n. in., Saturdays at 8 a. in.  Connect ins on.Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Five "Mile Point with N. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane.  Connects    with    Columbia     &     Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  MQRTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R, R,  R  Pullman    ' ..    '    ������������������'-���������    '  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant *  Dining Cars,  Tourist  :  Sleeping Cars.  i  TO  THROUGH  ST. IMIIL  MIK\K.il>OU_  l������l)I,tTII  IMIM-O  liKA.N'W    FOKK-.  CKOOK-TO.<-  iyi\.\ll*E������  CLKLKKA and.  ^BITTB  TICKETS  -TO-  CIIICACO  MASIIIXCT<������.V  lMlllAIIKLl'IIIA  SK1V TOKK  i:������STO.\ ami all  Points Kast,  AVest and South. -  '*������������������  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258  For information, time cards, maps and tickets  call on or virile  H. G. ST1MMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelsou, B. C.  F. D.  GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  \or  ���������    A. D>. CHARLTON,  |     Asst. Genl. Pas's. Agent, Portland. Ortgtn.  ' 'I


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