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The Miner Apr 18, 1896

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 THE MIMUS IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE HIGHEST IN  AMEEIOA.  IflSHE 0EE8 AEE HIGH-GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  ������������H=  Price Five* Cent5  METAL QUOTATIONS.  April-  SlI.VKR  O(Bar)  , Lk-0  11  NEW YORK.  U     15  .871...67J.  13  .C8 .  16  .671.  17  ..071  .290.. .290...290,..290...290...295  (Brokers' Prices.)  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  EETTJKNS FOB 1896 UP TO DATE  ORB TBK-TED IN KOOTENAT.  At Nelson  *,789  At Pilot Bay 10,711  ���������     15,500  ORB EXPORTED'  1,394  From Slocan via Kaslo   *.������������������������������������������  Slocan via Nakusp. ;.*���������������  Trail Creek (gold ore)  .,7l������  J.wo^  Total Tons,  PRODUCE O". SMELTERS.  25,106  TONS  Blue Bell���������John Cromio.  . Portland���������John Croinie.  Hunter���������Owen Bowes and Oscar Dubi.  Bear Falls-J W Ilaiullin and G H Thomas.  April 9-  Royal-J G Devlin.  ���������I St"J���������K 1) Carpenter and AS Sonic.  First Clip���������E D Carpenter and A S Soule.  Triumvirute���������W McCulloch.  THE WEATHER.   .  The early part of the week was cold  and wet, but on Thursday a change  set in wiih fine warm days and clear  frosty nights. The lake i** rising slowly.  THERMOMETER.  .5-������,   46������   52������.   48������   46������  Min.  Nelson (Hall Mines) "Matte  541ir  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion  '*"���������  1242'  April 12-Max.  *���������    13-  "    14-  "    15-  "     16-  "     17���������         52������  .'���������'.' 18���������        .,.,..59������  These readings are taken nt 9 a. m. and consequently represent   the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  MARRIAGES.  .38������  ..32������  . .31������  ..2S=  ..24 =  ..29������  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  ,     * SLOOAN.  . Alexander Smith, the manager of the  Surprise mine, has shut down the works  tempo.arily. This is* in order to let the  spriug freshets pass away as during  this part of the year operations cau only  be carried on at a disadvantage. The  work will be resumed later in the season.  Mr. Smith reports that the Surprise property is showing np exceedingly well as  the result ot the development work done  during the past winter.  The Antoine property will probably be  closed down for a short time for much the  same reasons as noted above.  D. W.   Moore is away iu Spokane on  business.  The tunnel now being driven on the  Best claim has cut a new four foot lead  of good looking vein .matter.  machinery to its claims;  a wharf is said  to have been decided upon for the lower  townsite and a good many strangers have |  alreadv visited the camp.       . . '  . Everything looks . promising ana it  there is anything in Alberni it will undoubtedly have an excellent chance or  being developed this spring but it should  be clearly borne in mind that Alberni is  not yet a mining camp but a prospecting  ground i.e. there nre a good many attrac- ���������*���������----.. y.*- ��������� ���������.,ri ihn smelter w  tive prospects there but no mines as yet.   WOrkmg toll time and   "������ ?������n������������������-'  Bv the beginning of June sober minded . probably be blown in on lue.day.  believe    that    one -  Mr. F. C. Gamble, Dominion engineer  TV-- iu Nelsou during the week, he left  on Friday for Victoria.  Mr. Hewitt Bostock has been in town  all tbe week on election business and left  yesterday for Trail and Kossland.  The Hall Mines   tramway  is   now  SOUTH AFRICA   ABLAZE.  The Matabele in Arms.  tramway  is  el ter will  ORE SHIPMENTS,  ���������eturni Since Innt Week.  APH19- ���������������  Ruth to Smelter      i-  Kuth to Pueblo.....      [I  SlocanStarto Pueblo      ",  Last Chance to Smelter      ���������'������  April 11���������                                                         ,,  Slocan Star to Pueblo ��������� "f_  ^  771  mininoreco5ds.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NKLSON.  Apnnrn^n Hardup, Kootenay. Scotland  WhU. Hard Arable-Order, of supreme court  port title to | originally held by o liusst).  ASl_?Bobort J.. Topsy.Iron Clif, ������{������1**���������������A  Witch Hazel, Lady Franklin, Miiii..*..ka-U W  Lane to Phil Aspinwall, _. ���������,,.���������.   ,,,,,,  Moner Marketl. Ottawa!,  RocV.'.iUi-llol't  K Lemon t_ A uWluw, *lano Mlurvahi-  ,, able consideration.   ROSSLAND.  AGranit- No 2-F "J Sullivan to C C Wood-  h������Iron_>u_^*vVH Harris to C C Woodhouse.  ^V'rc-burn-C Chambers to  John Shanahan.  ^Kootonay-Phll Aspinwall to R SL Mason.  ���������^SrnrisB Iron Horso and Monie Christo-  .p.iS_iM'_lT8tOi_#i to A K Humphries,  Vot a second consideration ot $1000 thedate ol  f Cwrse Kitchen-RC Arthur toRoy.H Clarke  "^Gtold Band-J P Keddy to W G Estep, 1, J1000  Eric-James Maloney to L O Uarnett aim *  Wlronking*M0 2-JE Frickson to N B Berg-  8tRo.ei'j Hamilton to B -R Ostrander and W  "cff-Sf'Cr_2u-J Hamilton and F J Sullivan  '������������������fSfiS^ffiLH Wi^akeneld  'Highland Chief and Superior No 1-T M  Sutherland to J CFrawley.  AWhit7cioud-J J Blakely to Bruce Craddock  *'lu.eUa"No3-N B Bergstrom and J E Erick-  son to JH Bcrg-.l, *-������i\,..,������������������.i���������,._H E L^y  On Thursday, April 9th, at Spokane,  Charles Sproule, of Nelsou, to Mrs. A.  E. Wakefield, of Spokane.  On Thursday. April 16th, at Nelson,  John Campbell, of Nelson, to Miss  Robertson," ot Spokane. .  SLOCAN STAR ORE.  KASLO.  re-  A number of smelter men assembled in  Spokane on Thursday to bid for tbe product of the Slocan Star mine for the rest  of the year. There were present William  Hiadeu and E. J. Mathews of the Omaha  & Grant, at Denver a_d Omaha; W. R.  Rust, Tacoma Smelting Company; G. M.  Giiuyard, Puget cionud Reduction Company; P. W. Moore, United Smelting  ii'.id Refining Company, Great Falls and  Helena; C. D. Porter, Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and Refining Company;  aud George Potter, ot the Pueblo  Smelting and BeftDing Company,Pueblo,  Colo.  The contract wsis let to the Omaha &  Gran; Co, The output will amouut to  about 1,500 iou- a month.  CHURCH NOTICES.  1896.  Ull  l_ ���������!  *������������������    ^������~������*-, a>   -.���������,  n .#_.������_!������_,  Green Mountain > and Defender  to F M McLeod. i  -��������� iA���������J.  Eureka Not  IE  $500.  Annie Fraction���������M  Erickson to J H-Bcrg, 1,  _ Salmon to  Frank   Ed-  WN^c������wHWilHa������  St Paul-L Nelson to AugUBt Jackson, 1-3.$100  * Sullivan No 1-D Cameron to P Cunningham,  1*3, f 100.  Ar_-T^f Boston-W Finn to N W Costello,������400  i&*SS-6 Dozois to G McFauchcy, 13.  Little Maud ������*���������* J ������-a McGauchey to W  M_������ZSS?_"m in.umh.elmeyer.toF Steele,  1'a__c<I?c-G--. Reodcr to Louis Bluei 13, $200.  V-funtecrVnd Florence-J L Kane to Pro?,  ter Joiner, 1-3 in each, $500.  Star���������A  1-3  Sunday, April 10,  Chcuch ok England. Services at  11 a. oi. and 7.30 p. ������������������������ Holy Communion at 8 a. tn.  Prei___"-TEh,ian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. in. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Endeavoi Society meets every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.        ,. '  Roman Catholic Chdrch. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at N*tlson. Mass at 10.30. "Vespers  ab 7.30.  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at  U a. in. and 7.30 p. m. Morning  subiect: "A Fixed Heart." Evening  subject: "The Cradle of. the .Lord.*  Prayer meeting on. Friday evening at  8o'clock. Epworth League E. of C. on  Tuesday evening at 8 o clock.  NELSON BOATING 0LUB.  A "very successful meeting was held at  the Fireball on Wednesday, at which it  was decided to form the Nelson Boating  Club. About thirty gentlemen were  present, among whom were Messrs.  Dover, Whalley, Martin, Irvine, St. Barbe  Jennie, Blundell, Matheson, Chesoey,  Elliot, Turner, Burritt, Bostock, Hodge,  Simpkius, F. Smith, Penney, Dickson,  Carmichael and Kudd.  Mr. H. Selous was voted to tli������ chair,  and a resolution was carried unanimously  that a clnb shall be formed to be called  the-Nelson-_5oating-Clnb. _-���������j-���������-���������^  Messrs. Perks, Hodge, Whalley and  Brown   were appointed a committee to  Mr. Geo. Alexander, who has just  turned from London, reports - that the  financial circles of that city are becoming  deeply interested in West Kootenay  affairs and that in all probability we will  be visited by the representatives of a vast  amount of capital this summer.  Geo. Hughes, is back from his trip  east aud is getting ready for the summer campaign. He expects . the contracts on the Best and Mountain Chief  tuunels to be finished in about 30 days.  Dr. Rogers was called this week to  Bear Lake to attend Lot Willey who is  very sick.  A mud, slide on the Kaslo & Slocan  R, R. has been making a short transfer  of passengers etc necessary for a day or  two. Everything considered this road  has been kept open in wonderful shape  this spring.  Charles Johnson, a miner, died at the  Adams House on Thursday. He had  been ailing for some time witli consumption. Beyond the fact that -he is  from Eastern Canada but little appears  lo be known regarding the dead man.  The bonded warehouse.owned by Mr.  E. Cuininiugs is now completed and will  be ready for the receipt of consignments  ia n few days. This will be a great'convenience to the business men of this  district.  Holland Bros, new cigar factory is now  iu full swing.   Mr.   Holland has tacked  a  testimonial  from  the .muncipal  up  a box .of. the* pro  authorities.based on  duct of the factory.  A number ot new business buildings  arc neariug completion in various parts  of the town.  .. AINSWORTH. .     .  (From our own Correspondent.)  The Brittainhia Mining Co.,- have  erected a neat otBce at the lower ,end  of Wright Street. They have their  Concentrator ready to start up on arrival of some necessary machinery  that they are expecting every day  now.    t-  and Van Hook have made  ir Joiner, i-_ in va.u, <wti.  Minnie No i���������John Earl to Louis Blue, 1.  .,   Hannv Th'iught and   Kootenay  Price WDrl) Campbell and C Carpenter,  inBX-JohnGloyntoAGBogge  Belmont-J L McPherson to_W MeCalley,  Clarke .���������     __  a shipment of over twelve tons of ore,  to the Pilot Bay Smelter, from the  ���������-Tar.ifty; and expect to have another  shipment in a few days.  Another, gold excitement was started  here this week when F. Fitch brought  in, from above town, a specimen of  rock shewing'native gold all through  it.  Mrs. Clarke and daughter Florence,  from Pilot Bay, are'visiting friends  here this week.  Conservative   men       hvdraulic claim at least (the Duke ot  York) will have turned out a gold brick,  of which Cariboo need not be ashamed,  and good - judges ot quartz speak well of  properties upon Mineral bill aud Granite  creek but every prospect staked out  by a "Johnny" and sold to a simple:  "Johnny" is not going to make a mine.  There are some good ledges staked iu  Alberni by honest men who know what  they nre about, there are also some  extremely interesting specimens of "rock  in place" located by gentlemen for those  who are anxious to have a stake in our  new camp: Ab ' there is no pnper known  to the writer from whioh a mure intelligent opinion on mining matters can be  obtained, perhaps tbe Mineb might  feel inclined to enlighten the public on  the meaning of "rock in place" such rock  that is as is necessary to render a location  legal. . The definition iu Alberni is  "any ��������� ��������� stone in which you can find a  little pyrite"���������Is that so?  The result of Mr. Dunsmuirs open  participation in the mining at Mineral  hill has been a rise of from 30 cents to 80  ceuts .per share in the company's stock-  aud a considerable impetus to prospect,  ing in the distriot. As far as can be seen  at present tne known districts likely to  receive most atttention in the early part  ot the season are the hydraulic claims,  Duke of York, Cataract, etc, on China  creek, in which it has been abundantly  proved that there is plenty ot gold if only  sufficient skill be applied to extract it:  Granite creek and the country at the  bead of that creek, where tbe Star of the  West, Starlight, Emma, etc., will all be  worked, and the now famous Mineral hill  on which the company-four claims as well  as the Mountain* Rose, the Last Chance,  the Missing Link and others have shown  very rich rock.  On Colman Creek the company which  employed Mr. Marsh, to do a certain  definite amount of dead work, has for the  present suspended operations, they have  done what they undertook to do, and  their manager is reported tn have been  content to take bis salary in stock, but  the clearest cross examiner at the bar  would be puzzled to elicit any information from any of them.  Altogether I may sum up by stating  that although some experts who have  visited the camp have shaken their heads  over it as being "too. much shook up"  whilse other pessimists opine that" it  wont go down": although every porphyrj  dyke with a stringer in it of brassy looking metal-won't turn into a War Eagle,  hor every quarry of calcareous rock however, big beat the Treadwell mines ot  Alaska; still tbe gold brought from China  creek last year by the Chinese nnd the  opinion of such men as the Duke of  York's manager Mr. Loveridge (an experienced Calitornian hydraulic miner)  are warrant for believing in China creek,  the quartz itself will speak tor Mineral  hill and the most experienced men who  have seen tbe prospects on Granite creek  speak well of them, though "the boys"  are rather too 'much "in love with their  prospects at present and rate them somewhat high. ���������   -" ���������  There is no doubt but that gold exists  in paying quantities both iu gravel and  in quartz iu the Alberni district and there  seems to be no doubt now but that the  money has been found to develop the  different properties.      -   Don Brown.  The second engine for the Rossland  line is ou the way, with a number of cars  and rails. They will be at Trail this  evening.  A meeting will be held on Wednesday evening next in the Fire Hall, .U  8p.m. to arrange for the seasons  baseball. * <��������� *  The official inspection of the boilers,  ea- of the Kokanee will take place at  once, Mr. J. A. Thomson having arrived at Nelson on Friday.  Mrs. McLaughlin is advertising a  complete stock of new spring millinery  which will doubtless attract the attention of our lady readers.  will  long  Mammotn-J ABigi  Belmont���������J L McPhL ...   .  Chance-Angus McNish to J Moms, i.  Chicago-Jesso Bigelow to 1< Steele, 1-6.  1-9  Chicago  April 9-  White Cloud  -J J Blakely to "W C Ross, i.  ''2Vli<_rdeon. Clearwater, Red Cloud No 4 and  LebS-DP Clark to Chris McDowell, lGm  CStt^eHn^������o;M^^^y  tojfcW^5������ E Harris to T Lloyd  ^Var'ne^^rner to JWHBte !  Sunnyside-A'A Drury to A B Railton.  *\   NEW LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  "April 11���������    ' "       _    .__,  Johonesberg-D W Skinner and Geo Davie*,,  nDSnmai?kSiTnF1PeterSen, Deer Park.  ���������   ttetes Falls-John FPetersen, D-.erPark.  Gray WoM-P Tessier and A Tardif, 4 mil's  "   *Mgtt_^w?cen%re-_ame,8miles . of Deer Park  _fe0l.on-MfthmN.lson. 5 miles west of Xoteon  Miwoula-Chas Munroe, 5 miles .. of _Nelr*on.  Missoula  April 15-  Hope���������"Walter Gardner and  nileg east of Kelson.  Lll-.ynhaiu, 2  draw up a set of rules and regulations to  be submitted to another meeting. -  The following officers and committee  were elected, all unanimously, Hewitt  Bostock, President; H. i_elou_, Vice-  president; H. Perks, Captain; J. Mathe-  'son, Vice-captain; E. V. Brown, Secretary-treasurer, aud Messrs. Hodge,  Whalley andKolfe committeemen.  It was resolved that the necessary,  capital should be raised in SlO de'-entures  each debenture covering entrance fee and  first years subscription. About 3210 was  r;<ised iu the.room, Mr. Bostock tho  President putting his name down for'five  debentures, and up to yesterday evening  over $500 had been subscribed. This  fium will enable the club to build a good  boathouse and.pro vide themselves with a  couple of tub fours.   ���������  ,  VESTRY MEETING-  The annual Easter Vestry meeting ot  the Church of England was held on Wednesday evening in the Mission room, the  Rev. H. S. Akehurst presiding. The  church wardens report showed the financial position to be very satisfactory all the  accounts of the year having been paid,  ! lie greatest part of the arrears of stipend  due 189_-1895 to the Vicur having been  made up,- with no other it.debtednes3  whatever. The chairman - reported a  very satisfactory increase throughout the  district in number of communions made  and also'in the church collections. -He  aiso reported a proposition made by him  to tbe Bishop of the diocese wl.ereby it  waa hoped to arrange for services in  Nelson ever Sunday. *      ��������� >  Votes  of  thanks   were  unanimously  The ladies of Ainsworth intend giving a. social dance in the town hall on  Friday evening. Judging from the  last dauce given by the ladies, there ie  a plea-ant time in store for everybody.  Louis Patricola and daughter Isabella, are booked to give an entertainment at,, the Vancouver Hotel,  Thursday evening...  The residents of this town are petitioning for an Express oflice to be  established here. Tt is to be hoped  Lhey may get one as it is a great hardship on" the people, having to go to  Kaslo or Nelson. to transact any-  business with the express Co's.  The signs are pointing toward another marriage in town in the near  future.   More power.to them.   -GrOED-AT^A-INSWOETH.������������������  Apart from the paragraph in our  own correspondent's note we hear  from another source that a piece of  quartz w������s picked up within a mile of  the town. It contains a quantity of  free gold and was estimated to be  worth about $1,000 per ton. Mr. F.  Fitch, who picked it up, is now trying  to locate the ledge.  EIRE AT  NEW   DENVER.  A sitting of the County Court  be held in Nelson on   the 8th and in  Rossland   on   the  llth,  May.      The  Spring Assizes will be held here on the  15th J one.  Mr. W. J. G. Dickson, who  recently arrived from Edmonton, has  started in business as commission  agent and mining broker, with oilices  in the Bealey block.  The Boating Club committee appointed  to drnw up rules ahd ��������� regulations have  done their work and will report to a  meeting of the Club to be held on Tuesday next at 8 p.m., in the Fireball.  We received late yesterday afternoon a  ..__ letter from Mr. G. O.Buchanan,  President of the Kootenay Lake General  Hospital iSooiety. , We regret that we  have no'room for it this week but it will  appear in our next issue.  Shareholders iu the Grey Eagle mine  at Three Forks have reason to" con-  giatulate themselves. Their ledge, has  been struck on an extension, where it  is said to be showing strohg and.to assay as high as 1,100 ounces in silver.  Mr. Ailhur C. Lovekin. late of the  State Assay, office of San Francisco,  has commenced business as an assayer  in Nelson. He has taken as an olnce  the building on Ward Street recently  occupied by R. Elliott.  A force of men under foreman Holden  are now working in the Narrows Let ween  the Arrow. lakes putting in beacons and  buoys to assist the navigators. Fourteen  men are at the Tin Cup aud Kootenay  Rapids putting in wingdarns, mattrasses  aud breast cribbing.  Mr. W. R. Coggeshall, the advance  agent for Neil Burton, a well known  character impersonator aud -.entertainer was in town yesterday. He has  made arrangements for Mr. Bui-toii" to  appear here on the 1th Juno under  the auspices of the Methodist Church.  A. McQueen, of Vancouver, representing various lines on commission,  arrived in Nelson yesterday. He is  much impressed with the improvement in the town since he was here  before, now nearly three years ago,  and is making Nelson his headquarters  for the future. .  The following visitors have been in  Nelson during the week: J. J. Doran,  A. A. Saiideinan, J. P. Martin, Montreal; .R.J. Hamilton, Vancouver; A.  Kelly, Brandon; D. W. McVicar,  Ainsworth; S. A. D. Bettrande, "W.  Georgeson; J. C. Gillespie, W. J.  Taui.e, Winnipeg; Dr. G. A. Hall,  Kamloops,  J, Bealey Co  Fighting   in "Egypt.     Transvaal   Troubles.  Advices have reached London that the  whole of the Matabele nation has risen  and thnt it will take a strong force of  troops to quell the revolt. Meanwhile  the white settlers are being driven iu to  Salisbury where F. C. Selous the well-  known African traveller and others are  organising defences.  It is feared that many outlying families have been massacred. Mr. Chamberlain has stated in the House that the  troops at present in Natal and the Ca|>c  .Colony, will be reinforced if. uecessaiy  but that Sir Hercules Robinson tlie Gov -.  ernor considers that he has force.)  enough at his disposal to rout the rioters.  Tbe Hon. Maurice Gilford who is in  command of the Chartered Companies  forces has had five separate eugagemenis  with the natives, in each case indicting,  severe loss. Capt. Gilford himself lost an  arm in one of the actions.  In the Transvaal an indictment, fi.r  high treason has been brought against nil  the members of the Reform commitl'/..  Their trial is not likely to take place ut 1 il  after the result of Dr. Jumeson's trial in  England is known.-  Mr. Chamberlain is urging President  Krueger to make up his mind whether  he will come to England or not.  There is said to be a strong possibility  of England having to couquer the Transvaal. This would require 30,000 troops.  It is pointed out that England has oue  hundred and thirty million poubds invested ^in Transvaal miues and tbat it  the verdict goes against the members of  the Reform committee who are now to be  tried, the Transvaal government m;iy  confiscate all or part of this sum.  ��������� Meanwhile the Britiib forces nre p-i.s-  ing on up the Nile with, headquarter. ;it  present at Akasueti a small village about  70 miles South of Wady Haifa.  A telegram from Buluwayo dated April  12th says that thc insurgent Matabeles  surrounded Capt. Brand's column,"consisting of 130 meu, whicli had been sent  to relieve Gwanda, 28 miles south of here  on the Ttilia road. Capt.' Braud formed  a laager for the purpose of offering a  better defence against the attack. Some  desperate fightiuing ensued. - The enemy  were found to bo well armed with Martini rifles, tmd lhey directed a,strong and  well aimed fire tigainst Capt. Brand's  Maxim guns, whicli did effective work.  Capt,  J. A. Anderson of the R. .  has been looking over the Cariboo Creek  mines, he reports 183 locations - having  been made. On account of the snow he  was unable to see some of the best claims  but is most favorably impressed with the  country. -The ledges are strong aud  regulariand he predicts another Rossland in the near future.  A** will be seen by the announcement  elsewhere   two   well, known    Nelson  joined the      Brand's ammunition  ran short  nnd  the. fierce attack of the Matabeles  continuing,  the   situation   ot  his' force  .  began   to   grow   c'lespeviite.   They were  finally, obliged to fight their way through  ! the   beleaguering   euemy's   line..   They  succeeded iu cutting their way out, .with  a loss cf five troopers killed  and sixteen  wounded.   It is estimated that 150 of tho,  Matabeles were killed.  ��������� Iii respond  to Capt.   Jirand's message  calling for assistance a'relief force of '250.  meu   with   artillery   were dispatched as  quickly as possible. This force met Capt.  Brand's column returning. The rebellion  in Matabeleland seems to be spreading in  spite cf the vigorous efforts that.have  been made to suppress it.   The enemy's  forces   come nnd go within short  dis- -  tauces of Buluwayo and the anxiety here  is more keen   and there  are many fears  expressed of an   attack by the enemy in  force.   Confidence is felt that Buluwayo  will be able to offer a successful defence.  The   coming   of   the   relief   force from  MafekiDg will,  however, be greeted asa  welcome assistance in case of attack.  While Central Africa is in a ferment  stirring times are expected in "Upper  Egypt.  News comes from Suakim that Osmnn  Digna with 200 cavalry and 500 infantry,  -lias-attacked-tlie-position held.hy__.a.sheik__.  und who is friendly to tht British but he  was repulsed with fourteen killed. This  victory with the friendly sheik secures  the safety of the plain before Suakim.  It is now staled that Osmau Digna has  a force numbering 3,000 troops," It is  well known that large 'numbers of the  Arabs who have been accounted as  friendly to the British'are deserting to  the enemy.  ALBERNI.     "  (Prom an Occasional Correspondent.) _  The winter at Alberni though not a  severe one has been a very long one and  the spring very baukwark but although  snow fell'at an elevation ot only 600 feet  on March 26th all the claims except those  right at the top or having a northern  aspect are now accessible and work bas  begun in real - earnest. The promise ot  last fall does not seem likely to be belied  by the fulfillment of this spring. Then  it was said that Mr. James Dunsmuir  would "probably take a hard in the  development of Alberni, that a four horse  stage ,would be ��������� put on the road and an  hotel built. Now Mr. Dunsmuir has  taken a hand in the game:   his manager  are  "Darius Green"  and James Gil  miles' <  April 17���������  '  Iron, Cross���������A Torsland, Deer Park.  Briton���������A Sykes, Deer Park.  BOSSIiAKP.  April t-  Towiado-���������A Chisholm.  Retaliation���������Jas Richey.  Lincoln���������R Huchison.  Gold Bar���������B Flaherty.  April 7-  i    Tram way���������W "M" Dunn and M Sullivan.  Round Top-C H D-ughton.  Echo���������C H Daughton.  Clarendon���������A Canon.  Hugol Fraction���������D S Recder.  Joie���������C L Pearson.  Julia���������C L Pearson.  Occidental���������\V L McLaughlin.  April 8-  Iron-idas���������Thos English.  Narrow Kscnpuot Several Well Known People.  The Slocan Hotel, owned by Messrs.  Gething <fe Henderson, was burned to  the ground Thursday night. No lives  were lost though some ot tho guests had  rather close calls,/several being.forced  to jump from the upper story windows.  Some of those who made their exit in  this manner were shaken up badly but  bo far no broken bones are reported.  Among those to do the  act was Editor, Lowry  hooly.  .Latest���������-The following is a complete  list of tbe injured, who are all under the  doctor's care : W. Burns, Con.- Doherty,  Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gething, Lowery, Carruthers and-a lady whose name,is unknown at, present."  The Rossland Miner is authority for  saying that two new smelting plants  will shortly be erected in the vicinity  of Trail Creek.     One, to. treat  both  gold-copper and silver-lead ores, will  be erected . in connection with the C.  P. R. on the Columbia River, either at  Nakusp or Robson, or possibly nearer  Trail.   The other, which will be. a matting plant, will be put up in connection !  with  the Spokane  Falls &  Northern I  line. ' Both works will be  erected  by I  American capital.  bachelors have joined tlie army of  Benedicts. Few faces are belter  known here than ' Charlie Sproule's,  and Jack Campbell > has  nown for Nelson by beatinj  petit ors on the race track.  them both joy. ,.  The farmers of thc Okanagan have  often complained that  various causes,  principally fi eight   rates,    previ  them getting  their produce  Koolenay markets.    A.  C.  however,   has  imported  ������������������  tabic  rprise i  won re-  all com-  \Ve wish  ited  into   the  Buchanan,  car loud of  FATAL EXPLOSION.  A terrible explosion occurred last week >  at Nanaimo." Austin Stevenson an employe of the Hamilton Powder Compauy,  was driving a cart witliiOO lbs. ot nitio  glycerene from the lower works to the  mill, when by some accident the stuff  exploded with such terrific effect tlmt  man aud wagou were literally-blown into  nothingness, while the horse was li->r-  ribly mutilated, its head and legs being  torn from the bodv, andthe latter diHctn-  boweled. The ground within a circle of  fully fifty yards in diameter looks as it a  cyclone had recently struck it. ��������� Trees  are torn up by the roots in all directions  and tbe few houses in" th^ vicinity aro  badly ahakeu and their wi'udows shattered into fragments; the .mull cottage  of A. E. Dougay, situated about 200 yds.  away from the scene of the tragedy sustained the greatest - damage ��������� in this  respect though none of the .occupants  are injured.  A MANITOBA M0KDEE-. " c"  vegetables from the Okanagan, and his  enterprise deserves to be rewarded.  Theadjourned'meeting of the B. C.  Miners Association is to be held here  on Wednesday next. The business of  the meeting is to������*appoint permanent  officers and adopt a Constitution and  Bylaws. The association is meeting  with a favorable reception on all sides  and is likely to prove one of the most  important public bodies in the. Province.  Mr. " Home-Payne, a partner in  Sparling & Co., one of ��������� the largest  stock broking firms (in England is on  his way to British Columbia and will  probably be here by the time these  lines are in print. Mr. Horne-Payne  is  bringing  several   gentlemen    with  him who may probably invest in min-1 on'a young'man named  R. Morran  who  lie i-   the cnan- ��������� W;)B keeping company with her.    In  the  In-a  include chancel hangings, altar frontal, j it stick'  u.wv ~~ ������������������-������_-* ,*,*    ,    if.'R.jcv"  paper   in  the Canadian  En-  -'     J.  H.  Chewett on the  The little town of Holland iii Manitoba  has been stirred up to its depths by the  Morriin-IIalton murder;case.. The body,  of the "girl was fouud just outside the  town  in    some bushes.     Suspicion  fell  &GSU^-i^^*-,%1^2ZSZ^R������l  the m-rveyora are plotting! Financial Aspect of Mj"'"?..,.h^!!?J.  A The1 following' officers were elected for ' been sold aud an  tho enrreut vear:   Mr. F. Irvine, Vicar's i of men are at wo  wtrden*M��������� HV E   Croasdaile, people's ', Granite creek to the Starlight  -warden;  Messrs. T. A. Mills and A. R.  Sherwood, sidesmen; Mr. A. M- Johnson,  vestry clerk;   Messrs. W. A. Jowett, Geo.  Johnstone,  and   E.  M. _���������������.   Woods, lay  delegates to the Synod.   After a vote of  S thanks to the Vicar aud some informal  I conversation the meeting was adjourned.  occurs;   "As an  example  nisite; mauv  l.i-s ������������������<=   lnii ua������<iKr ������n.������.i..������,      ��������� -  ���������  hotel half built; a gang  of judicious development be ore erect,  rk building the trail up  inJa plant the Hall Mii������s. at -Neb^n  Work is  being doue on the Star of the West upon  McCoy creek.   In spite of misrepresen-  B. C.   mav be  cited,  has   quietly  carried  This   company  on   its   work of  opening up,   for two or three years,  and now  wtth sufficient ore of known  the  House. position  to  operate on   a   most  pleteset of satisfcLctory and economical basis.  passed  hydraulic ��������� company  i giants and a very fall and co_a_  ing properties here.  man of the   Lillooet  Fraser River &  Cariboo Gold Fields Ld.  We have received a copy of the annual report of the Vancouver Board of  I Trade. Twenty five of its. pages are  I devoted to mining, of which fourteen  i are occupied by a special chapter on  i West Kootenay. The get up and  ' press work of the book are excellent  and it contains a good map -of the  province. If there was only in our  Mines department some one who could  turn out reports as good as. crop up  continually outside the department  the country would be materially benefitted.  enquiry before the magistrates a very  complete chain of evidence against  Moran was presented and he was committed for trial. The chief evidence  consisted of two letters, oue from the  poor girl asking to see Morran in .private  and the other trom him to her appointing a meeting. The meeting, was held,"  aj which it is supposed that 'the unfortunate girl made her lover acquainted  with her condition and urged him to  marry her. In a fit of rage and in a vain  attempt to hide hi3 guilt he is supposed  io have plan rt-dJus knife into his swe?t-  hearts throat and thus silenced her for  ' ever. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1896.  OLD TIMES.OLD FRIENDS, OUDLOV6  There are bo day. like tha good old days,  The d_yi when we were youthful,  When humankind were pure ot taint  And speech and deeds were truthful;  Before a love for/sordid gold  Became man's ruling passion,  And before each dame and maid became  Slave to the tyrant fashion!  There are no girl* Ilk* the rood old girls ;  Ag-inM the world I'd stake 'em.  As buxom and smart and clean of heart  As the Lord kn.w how to make 'am I  They were rich in spirit and common sense.  And pietv all supportin';  '  They could bake and brew, and had t-40K  school, too,  And they made the likeliest courtin'!  There are no boys like the (rood old boys,  When wc were boys tag ether !  When'th. grass wu sweet to the brown bars  feet  Thnt dimpled the laughing heather ;  ���������   When tlie pcewee saner to the summer dawn  Of the bee in the billowy clover;  Or down by the mill thc whlppoorwill  Echoed his night song over.  There Is no love like the good old lore, '  The love, that mother gave iir, I  We are old, old men. yet we pine again  For the precious grace���������God save us I  So we dream and dream of thc good old times,  And our hearts grow tenderer, fonder,  old dreams  bring  gleams  Ofthe heaven away off yonder,  As  those  dear  jleiinii  soothing  I  BY HARRIET MONROE  Author of the "World's Fair Ode," "Va,  leria, and Other Poems," Etc.  Do  yon  Know that pink jswel of ���������  i house tucked away up north her* by tha  j drive? That's his���������mine, I mean." Then  were maudlin tears by this time in Weth-  ering's voice and eyes.   "Ho invites my  friends  there,   aud  gives thtm pate de  fois gras and champagne, while I am eating ! leather   and   drinking this  blasted  poison.   The women���������they are stunning,  1 some of those glris���������sit  around  my  fire  with their low-necked silky   dresses, and  1 talk and laugh and mako music; and I  ' am not there to tell them  tbey are beautiful, and watch their eyes  fall when  I  look at  them. , And  there   ii one who  ' walks like a queon from  room to room���������  ono of them���������Mike I mine!���������and  he ha*  married her''  ,    "Kill him, then" said the dark man.  j    "Oh, it is ridiculous-absurd I   Two of  'em, boys���������he married them both."  " Who's your Mormon ?''  1    "Married  them   both���������one    aftor tho  j other.   I was madly in lore and  I had  I hersafo���������she trornbled lu my hands like a>  ! bird in the   snare.    Then  suddenly this  follow appeared, and  my   gam* was up.  Her bluo eyes grew large and looked over  mo from that hour.   She never saw  me  again, and I walked out the nights cursing him."  "A dagger's bettor," tald (he dark  man.  "And after he married her, what did  she do but die���������died in six months, by  tho ghost of Caesar. I laughed when I  heard it���������thought I was getting my revenge. But he hadn't finished with me  yet."  The big blonde lifted his doll eyes, the  dark man leaned over the. table with ���������  curious smile and Wetherlng fortified hit  tale with another glass.  "I worked hard and tried to forget him  and the girl; hung out ray ihlngle and  (Copyright, 1895.)  They were   sitting���������the  two of them��������� ' 8������}[* few clients and began to make my*  oyer a small table In a dingy" back room  of a dingy little Italian restaurant. They  hud taken a table d'hote dinner, over the  courses of which America and Italy presided by turns. America contending  ���������gainst odds for the soup, asserting ber  rights to the meat/deferring to ber ancient, rival in the presence of a smoking  platter of spaghetti, and reclaming her  pr-stlgejit the approach of three thick  little saucers of very thin white io*  cream. The. wine they had drunk was of  uncertain orgln���������Callornia, perhaps, but  maltrodted and disguised beyond the  reach of patriotic recognition. They had  doubled the number of bottles which the  fifty cent dinner entitled them to, and  slipped in now end then, potations of ���������  stronger beverage u nqestionably native.  Thu table was now cleaned of the more  solid Mictions of the repast. A few Diet  wandt*r_d appreciatively ovor the tablecloth, feeding largely on scattered grains  of sugar, gathering in knots at esculent  spots, crossing the verge of the napkin  which covered tbe scars of an earlier  feast. A gas-jet shone dimly through  air thick with tobacco smoke and heavy  with odors. There was little chance for  the escape of air once imprisoned between these four blank walls. True,  tlie partitions stopped three or four feet  short of the ceiling; but the breezes from  lake or prairie had to find their way  through remote windows, and scale walls  or slink through narrow door-ways���������what  wonder if they lost courage or went  astray?  One of the men at the table was still  vaguely conscious of imperfect conditions, though he w������s rapidly losing touch  With circumstances. He had a scarred  iind bettered grace about him that contorted ill with the cheap, awkward  coarseness of his two companions. He  had commenced tbe meal in silence,  broken only by a few grim comments on  .the evil manners of his friends.  "Shut  up  those sluice-gates i" ho had  ���������aid to the big blonde who wm audibly  - sucking his soup.  "Shut up yourself!" was the answer,  blustering over tho edge of a smile. And  when tho slim dark man used the knife  more than etiquette permitted, his voice  , had grown savage. "Slit your d���������throat  open, and we'll get- no more of your  lies I" he had cried.  These, and other good-natured amenities, proper to the grado of society in  which he found himself at present, had  been taken as banter, with hoarse laughs.  Gradually the dinner and its accompanying liquids had warmed him out of bis  critical mood, and oiled the grooves of  talk, until now ury subject was provocative. Tbe heavy eyed blonde sat stupi ���������  fled, while thu stream of talk flowed on,  _b^_hj!^aware_pf_it,_l.The.othcr-followbd-  it with noisy guffaws and jokes.  '"Look at me," pried the fluent reveller, almost in tears as he lifted his full  glass. "Who am I "-���������Clarence Wetherlng  ���������do you hearr I'll tell you' '���������his voico  ���������ank to a confidential whisper���������"my  grandfather built tho first house there  was on. the north side beforo the fire.  I've dined���������-often and 'often���������with" the  swells, and had butlers behind my chair,  ���������nd now���������.  "Now we're too good for -you I" broke  iu the dark man.  "Now, here I.am in a picayune'rostau-  rant with two little crawling flies like  you." ���������  "Oh, rot!" observed the big man,while  .tbe other showed a-narrow smile. -  ."Who sent ine imref"   said   Wethcring  betweon compressed lips, pushing out his  chin over bis crossed arms.  "Who carest" cried the dark man.  "Who Kent me here)1" Wetherlng leaned'  .back aiid struck Ms breast grandiloquently. "Me���������me I I tell you, I had the pick  of the world. .Yale, Harvard/Princeton  ���������all made bids for inc. I tell you I was  . an orator In those days���������the pride of my  class, boys. I stood up before thousands  of people on a bright, blue, sunny day,  and made a great speech, and got first  honors, aiid the whole crowd cheered. I  hadn't seen him then."  " Whof���������the devil?" inquired the dark  man. -.  "My devil, my own particular mocking  demon. You don't- know him���������you'll  never get a chance to black his hoots.  He's gone ap and I've gone down. ���������'* He's  stolen my life,! tell you���������stolen it. ;.H'es  got a long suite of offices in the Rookery,  with a sanctum sanctorum at the. end,  ���������nd a velvet carpet on the floor and tho  latest, thing in art on : the walls, and  bookcases all around the rooms; and tbe  clients file in a proccession and wait  their turns to see him; and he has great  eases that the newspapers talk about,  shd makes witty speeches in the dry old  court. There he is���������" with an oath���������"and  those things are mine I"  "Oh, come off I" said the dark man.  "He stole them all!" whimpered Weth-  srton, "und stole something else���������but  that I'll never tell."  "Take another drink," said his companion, " and out with it."  "Never till Judgment Day' ^���������Wetherlng emptied the profered glass. "You  littlo Ix'ast, do you think you can ���������' worm  it out of me?"  Oh you're a burglar-proof safe, you  .re. ���������.;.' Pack away your dry bones -who  niU'wl"  self felt. I took up an old friendship  with another girl, and began to think  she was the one for me after all. She was  fine and large and clever���������a match for  any man. The other was a butterfly  plaything beside her. I got her into my  blood, and sang her Into verses���������oh. yes,  I can write them���������and harangued the  empty air about ber; snd polished my  guns and sot my traps and began the  campaign. Laugh I Laugh I; It is ridiculous, farcical! He appeared again, my  conquering devil; came in again between  my love and me, and carried  her away."  "Let her go I" said the blonde.  "And his fame grew, and soaked up  mine like a sponge. And my friends are  bis clients, my cases bis, my wife and  children his. And I drown out the  thought of him, but it will not die���������may  bis liver whiten and bis brain grow soft  and the blood dry up in his veins I"  "Kill him, I say," said tbe dark man.  "I wouldn't hate a man like that and  let him never feel the edges of it. Shoot  him between the eyes and go hand."  "He is the devil���������do you tbink I could  hurt him? Wait till I catch him in  another world!"  Wetherlng's voice burst forth foggily  into song, setting new words to an old  air.  "Oh, the devil on earth  Is good from his birth.  He gets sugar and spies  And everything nice.  Roses bloom in his path,  And his days are pure geld,  And the glory be bath u  Can never bo told.  Make way for the devil-  He'11 trample you down.  Behold���������tbe king passes��������� .  Dig gold for his crown I"  The others caught up the song huskily,  ahd rose from their chairs, stamping*  their fset to the tune. Around the tablo  they shakily marched, Wothering leading,  the dark man's hands on his shoulders,  ���������nd the big man following, with his  bands on the shoulders in front of him.  In tbls order they flung open tiie door  and emerged from the dingy little room.  Wetherlng stopped singing and pulled  his bat down over bis eyes. Beyond by  the window, his past was alive again���������  men and women he knew were dining in  Bohemia. The faces were turned toward  bim, with disgust for the drunken song;  ���������nd two of them grew groat in his eyes,  i shutting out all the world. One was the  face of a woman���������it shone through a mist  ! of dead hopes. Another was a man's  ; face���������with light and joy in it, and  tenderness and power. Wetherlng bit his  lips till they bled, and led his trio down  tbe stair.  The man's face changed.wltb -surprlse-  ���������nd horror. "Edith!" he said, "that was  Clarence' Wothering!".    And,   after . *  pause, "what  can,we  do to get bim out  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  AT THE  Ideal   Grocery    Store,  NEXT TO THE SILVER KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  P-RICES WILL ASTONISH YOU BY .MB CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  1������ BUCHAM, _,- NELSON, B. C  f*-*---1**-*'*'-'--1**-''--*^  ] "THE TRILBY CAFE,"  Josephine Street, Nelson, B. C.  OPEN  DAT  _A.Kr_D   -NTIQ-HCO..  a-o to  THE BON TON  _5*0*R  FIlESIi  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from lp. m. to 6am*  MISS   ___:.  ___:.   DTJ-PPY,  rKOPBIETK'--..  (25(1)  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  W-ESLSOO^r, _3. c.  Plans Elevations, Detail, and Estimates  furnished when required.  Orders left nt Turner & Kirkpatrick'.  "Vcrneu Street, will receive prompt attention.  |M������1  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  DISTRICT.  "XT OTIOE is hereby given, in accordance  _1__**H with the Suit-ten. that Provincial  Revenue Tax and all taxes levied undor the  -'Assessment Act"-aro now due for the your  1896. All the above-named taxes collectible  within the Nolson Division of West Kootenay  are now payable at my office.  Assessed taxes arc collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or boforo the 30th June,1898:    ..  One-half of ono per cent, on real property'  One-third   of one  per cent,  on personal  property.  Two per cent, on assessed value of wild  land.      ' '���������'���������.  One-lialf of ono per cent, on income.  ���������] f paid after 30th June, 1898���������  Two-thirds of ono per print; on real properly..  One-half of one   per cent,   on  personal  property.  Two and one-half per   cent, on assessed  value of wild land.  Three-fourths of ono percent, on income.  Provincial Kevenue Tax, $3.00 per capita.  O.G.DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.   *  January 2, 1806. (269)  NOTICE.  of thi_."  Live Stock Notes.  It oasts no more to keep a horse fat than;  lean and makes your credit better.  Fortunate Is the farmer wlio has _om������  corn or other coarse grain left from last  year with whioh to begin the fattening of  his pork.' The grain will be much more  effective, in small amountB while the hogs  havo a run at pasture than it will fed more  largely when the hogs are confined in the  open. One of tho best feeds. for hogs in  summer la peas.*" We know farmers .who.  grow an acre or two every year as feed for  their hogs, only havesting each fall enough  to furnish seed for next year. The pea 1*  a better feed for hogs in the beginning of  fattening than corn Is. It is a better proportioned ratio for making growth and  frame, and for this reason It is more easily  digested. Any highly carbonaceous food,  like corn,: is hard to digest,'and it should  never be foci exclusively, If a- farmer has  net a patch of peas tho next best substitute  I- line wheat middlings. These are always  cheap after harvest, and they will be  greedily eaten if mixed with water and  what milk can be spared. A very little  milk with wheat middlings will keep the  bogs growing when they have the' benefit  of the pasture.  It may be indigestion which cause*  tome of your oows to chew bones while  others do not. It probably is Indigestion,  showing that some of the animals get  more, nutrition from their food than others  do. But the fact indicates also that there  is a lack of phosphate in the soil, which  makes what is grown on it deficient in  bone-making material.. Vou will do well  to give your cows liberal messes of bran  mash or wheat fine, middlings. This will  supply the phosphate which" the posture  probably lacks, and if fed to cows at pasture lt will chock the deterioration of the  land. If the pasture field can ho plowed it  will pay to manure It liberally and grow  one or two hoed crops. Then It can be re-  seeded, and with the new feeding can be  given a heavy dressing of superphosphate.  You will find that the richer the land is.  made with mineral manures the sweeter  the grass will be, oows feeding on the fertilized seeding close to the ground, while  the grass that has no mineral fertilizer will  be allowed to grow large, and not be touch-  ad even then. This is true also whore  fully-decomposed stable manure is used as  _ fertilizer-but fresh stable manure makes  . _������*k __swU- ttutt will art _a wtw.  COURTS of Assize and Nisi Prius, and of  Oyer and Terminer and General Qaol  Delivery, will be holden at the places and on  the dates following, viz.:���������  Town of Nelson, on Monday, the 14th day of  June, 1896. -  Town of Donald, on Monday, the 22nd day of  June, 1896.  ..    By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  13th March. IKM. c (317)  S. S. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson daily (Sundays excepted) at 7 a. in.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and  Kaslo daily  (Sundnyi* excepted)  at  3.30 p. m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  ���������points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. R. at Nelson.  "The steamor is newly equipped in every par.  ticular, is lit. throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern con veniences  tor the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 1st of April,  1896 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH   '"     GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. J4 Master  T. B.  & CO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING.  SHIRTS,  UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  *- PANTS,  OVERALLS,  ETC., ETC  30   YATES STREET,  VICTORIA, B. O.     (200  MI-'INtt. A4-ENT8.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  NBLSOUT, B. O.     [3S5]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IX-UBAIVCE and - ��������� ���������  COMHU-IO.-ti AUK-T.  VIOTORIA ST.,  -M  NELSON. B. C.  E. A. POWYS & CO.  -^BXiSO-ST, B. o.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Registor kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  ��������� :.  . 202)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts  Complete lists of existingMining location**  NEW DENVER. B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to Introduce Mining !*>���������������...-  lion*- from lUc Keetenajr te  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners it) the B. C. Mining  Centres;  FIRST  CLASS MEALS  25 CENTS AND UP.  Short Orders a Specialty.  NONE   BUT   WHITE   LABOR   EHPLOYED   4  1  f  ll  js  ���������"v*******"      XT'  z--s:  *-���������7.  ___:  X*^    ^zr  n^~  >  THE VIENNA BAKERY  At the Old Stand on Baker Street, Nelson, will open a  n  \>  IRE ST^-TJE^-tNTT  MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 13TH, AND  WILL    S*B-a*V*E2   MEALS   AT   -A._-,L   lEXOTTXtS  ���������*"  EVERYTHING STRICTLY FIRST CLASS.       *  Cakes, Pies, Buns, Etc., always on hand. Bread deliveied  to all parts ofthe city. Give us a trial and we will please you.  IIXJ-VIEI.  &   MARTIN,   PEOPRS.  i\  j  ������  j-i  GOVERNMENT TOWNSITE OF NELSON.  Lots in Blocks 1. 2, 4, 7 and 10.  best   _3T_rsi_sr*__:ee   faet   cf   the  town-  Also Lots in Addition A for Residences.  W. A. JOWETT        -       NELSON, B. C.  TIIE TROPICAL FRUIT STORE,  ������P-  _3_6-_3_:E_=l ST., NELSON, B. O.  DID   IT    EVER   STRIKE   YOU       (  That we are now running a strictly First Class Fruit and  Confectionery Business in Nelson, where everything in  season will be kept in stock. Call and inspect our line  of Fancy Biscuit.   Purchases will be delivered promptly.  ___. ST"qr_?T:__:_-. <  Thos. Dunn ������ Co.,-L'd.  DEALERS IN  Bur. nmmw uo- im >wm,  .10,  BAR A-l> SHI'I'T IB������-:, *I-K|tS- PICKS, BAR Aim  Sim'T HTKEI.  fflSERS'-Hon-lS. WIKK������0|-.'8, MAKIllA HOPE-.  DVKAN1TV  fliSK AND CAP8.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Al IIAI/AII   I #_****��������� ������*<-% <  CINNABAR MINING CO.'S       QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Duni*."  ('33) "V^iJSrOOTj-ViE-IR. OBL-O-  Thea-ove-is"the-.Only-Fii"m~on"the~  Coast doin������ Fire Insurance Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [lfi6)  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   ���������-���������THE   NEW.   FAST������������������   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Orders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Aiusworth, with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  rpceire prompt Attention       _   Hff)  Page Ponsford Bros.  ;   Hantlngti Street. Taneouver. B. C.  DIBE0T IMP0BTEBS OF ALL HIOH.  GLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  / .  "    ������ FUBNISHI1.GS  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.  MAIL 0������KB8PKOM_*TI,Y ATTENDED T������.  SLOT MACHINES,  . Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description,  for    Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  '. WHITE FOR PRICES TO  M. GINTZBUEGER.  Cor. fonlova and Camble Streets,  tie Mcdowell atkins watson go, ltd,  e-^WHOLESALE AND RETAIL^������  VANCOUVER.   S.   C.  A full'stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.       : ;      .  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co.  , VANCOUVER, B. C.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET.  800 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO,  8. ������1. corn.r Baker nnd Josephine Htreets,  NELSON", B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans netfotUted on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn np  Town Lots Lands and Mining Olaims Handled on Oommiirion.  -  CARPETS J HOUSE FURMSHM!  SIPS:  BHUSSELS   CARPETS   at $1.00  FEB   YARD.      '  TAPESTRY     -     -     at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PEE TABS.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25a  Blankets aid Comforters.  Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attenttan,  "\r_ta_3srooxjv--_23R  297"  JB_ C.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller, for 50 Ctl.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up..,   -     Cheneille'Portiers,-,$2.5p up.  Table Linen from. 25 cts. per yard to $2- 50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  COPE  & ~2"OTJ_N"G-.  137 Cordova Street- Vancouver.  m ���������MM-tf  THE MINERrNEi:s6_>l, ^c;;^AtU_^bAY; APfttL i8, i 8$6.  Ww $bmx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in-Canada or  the Uni'ed States,, forone year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies, five cents.  CONTRAST ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedatthe rate of S^per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ij. cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and io 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 ef the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Address  Thi MinirPrinting a publishinqCo  NELSON.    B.C.  MINING SHARES.  Mining development in B. C. has  reached a new stage. The shares of  Stock companies have appeared on the  market and Stock Exchanges have  been formed in Victoria and Vancoti-  Ter. Private capital is thus attracted  to the mining industry which could not  reach it in any other way, and individuals are enabled to join in enterprises  who could never hope to hold and  1 work either a mine or a share in a mine  directly.  If the public will only keep their  heads they will find this class of investment fairly safe and profitable,  but the least indication of rashness or  willingness to buy anything that offers  will be followed by a supply uf securities of a dangerous quality.  Enquiries are frequently being made  as to  the  nature. of   the companies  whose shares are on the market and to  the manner of floating the shares.   A������  in these particulars there is some difference    from    the.   method  usually  followed, in British countiu.s, it may  be well to explain it.   Four men we  will say own a claim which i hey desire  to put  on   the   market.     They thun  < incorporate themselves as a company  with a capital of, say, a milium dollars  in the same number of sbui-ps of one  dollar each.   The company i.hen buys,  the claim from its original <.>.v:iei-_ foi  a million dollars paying foi ��������� i. -iit.iiely  in shares.     The   four   clain   owm>i_  therefore take 250,000 share** C'tch, but  as this arrangement would only leave  them where they were before,   they  agree to contribute so many   shares  each to the Treasury and tiicse. shares  are cold   to   the   public   tlie proceeds  being   devoted    to   the   purposes   of  the mine. Treasury slock isconsideied  to be   nonassessible    and   is   usually  offered at  only a few cents per share.  These companies are for thc most part  formed in one of the United States and  are    incorporated    under    the  laws  obtaining iu  that    particular  State.  They are registered as Foreign coin,  panics    in   British   Columbia.     The  , question of the liability of people, who  buy treasury stock at a discount, to  the  creditors of  the company,  is an  ' interesting one and will no doubt be  some day  settlsd   by 'the courts. - In  the meantime shareholders have tbe  matter  largely in   their  own. hands.  The books of the companies are open  to their inspection and the law requires  properly audited balance sheets to be  "produced-at- suita-le-times.     IFIies  with the investors themselves to see  that these provisions are carried out.  neering problems and to foster fraternal feeling among miners, and so to  advance the mining interest. Tbe  secretary has received the adhesion of  most of the.prominent mining men of  the country, and those desirous of  joining should communicate with him  Arrangements are now being made for  some very interesting papers which  will be discussed at the Nelson  meeting.  ROCK IN PLACE.  A correspondent who sends us an  interesting letter from Alberni, asks  if we can define the term 'rock in place'  According to the Interpretation clause  of the Mineral Act of 1884 this is one of  the matrices in which mineral may  occur. The meaning of the term as  applied by geologists is simple of definition. In means rock still found in  lhe place and in the same position as  it was when originally created. If  however miners were only allowed to  locate claims on such country there  would be very little mining, for with  the exception of placer ground which  geologically speaking is of the most  recent date, there is very little of the  earth's surface in the same place and  position as it was when nature  moulded the rocks. Eveiy mountain  chain is the result of upheaval, upturning and disarranging the beds on each  side of it. Perfectly horizontal strata  are rarely met with and when they  are we believe. it has been found that  some of them are actually overturned  so that the uppermost beds now were  originally the lowest.  Possibly a definition of "rock in place'  that might suffice would be, rock that  lias not broken away from its original  mass. This however is lame and  uvidently faulty and is a question of  degree. Everybody perfectly well  understands what rock ,in place is, and  we should be glad to receive suggestions for a definition.  exporting our lead or������s to the United  States, the result will be that we shall  erect smelters; here and treat them  ourselves. ��������� Protection will thus be  hoist with its own petard.  ASSOCIATION    OF   MINING  ENGINEERS.  It is a matter on which the people of  this country may congratulate thern-  selvts that at last we have an Association   of   mining   engineers   which   is  really representative. This was formed  in   Vancouver   when   many   mining  engineers were there, but in order to  place the association in touch with the  great number  of  assayers aud  engineers in  the Kootenay it was decided  to have a meeting at Nelson and one  of the bi-annual meetings will always  bs held  in  the Kootenay.    Also two  vacancies have been left on committee  to be filled up at that meeting.   The  officers elected for this year are It.  -  C. Campbell-Johnston, M. E., President;  Samuel Robins, New Vaucou-  ���������er Coal Co.,  Vice-president;   A.  H.  Holdich, Nelson,  A. J. Colquhoun,  (late    of    California    and     Mexico)  . Howard West, A.R.S.M., H. E. D.  Merry,    H.   R.    Bellamy and  J.  Newlands,    members   of committee  and G. F. Monckton, M.E., Secretary-  . treasurer,    Vancouver.    .  There   are  , three honorary members,  Hon. Col.  Baker, Minister of Mines,  B. T. A.  Bell,   Secretary    Canadian    Mining  Institute, and Dr. G. M. Dawson who  in a letter thanking the Association  fitly sums up   the  work   before   the  society.      He   says "the  association  comes into existence at an auspicious  time in connection with mining in the  province, when the influence of such  an association may be of great benefit  in guiding and safeguarding the mining interests."   The society has members who are professional mining men,  associate members, under which heading  come   all   who   are   interested in  mining,   student and honorary mem"  hers.     It thus   comprises the   whole  mining community, represents no class  or clique and is confined to no locality.  Its object is to  discuss papers on engi-  ACETYLENE GAS.  The announcement of the discovery  of this new illuminant which was  :nad������ some few months ago has raised  a perfect storm of discussion especially  in scientific journals. On all sides it  bus been at tacked as dangerous, costly  ���������Mid impracticable by its detractors,  ilouhiless interested parties owning  electric or gas stock. The proprietors  >f the patent are not saying much and  ;>._*e probably 'sawing wood.' AH this  '���������torm seems to indicate that there is a  .jood deal more in the new invention  i.han the proprietors of the older  Huminants like.  An   acetylene    manufactory   on   a  large   settle   has   been   established in  Switzerland at, the Falls of Nuuhausen  where water power equal to .0,000 h.p.  is available.    Hero carbide is produced  <iud   sold   'at   about 5 or 6 cents per lb.  This seems to fix its price, as cheap  iabor aud efficient water power coralline   to   make   the   price as   low  as  possible. The Canada General Electric  Company of Peterboro charge 25 cents  for it in small quantities aud 15 cents  in quantities of 100 lbs. and over.   A  writer, in a contemporary  is  of  the  opinion that in tbe future it may be  possible to make changes in its manufacture reducing its cost so that it may  become useful and profitable.   Large  works    are    now    being   erected  at  Niagara Falls by a powerful Philadelphia company and the question of its  economical production and use is likely  to be speedily settled.  It is u" great thing to have lots of government. We have the Dominion and  the Provincial and are presently going  to ask for a municipal government  as well. But even if we get that we  shall uot be so well off as some people.  We have not got a Council of Women,  They have this iu Victoria and other  places and the following extract from  the Toronto Globe shows how careful  these good ladies are of other people,  affairs;  The Executive of the Hamilton  Council of Women has forwarded to the  Provincial Board of Health a memorial  suggesting the appointment of dental  inspectors to visit the schools and  public institutions and examine  the children's teeth.  Out here there are not many children  and they are well looked after, but  there are a lot of sadly neglected  single men, who have stockings with  holes in them ' and unmarked collars  and buttons off their clothes in many  places. Here is an opportunity for a  women's council to get in and do  something.  PBOFESSIOJAL  CASUS.  GH. H. SYMONDS, M. D��������� C. M��������� (Edin-  ��������� bur^hl Physician and Surgeon; Offices���������  Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.     .   (289)  ALEX.   SKINNER,   Law  Office  over  Dr.  Arthur's   Drug    Store,    Baker. Street,  Nelson, B. C, ,  ���������,.' ahon, mcfarland & mahon, ltd.,  '���������'      Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  B.C.   Members Stock Exchange. (330)  SIBBALD     AND      SHAW.      CUSTOMS  Brokers,  General Commission and  For  warding Agents, Revelstoke Station.        (302)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor. ���������  Ovricis:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  HO  DIAMOND DRILL.  A flrst class engineer for Diamond Drill,  C\ several years experience, wants contract  under the following conditions:  Will receive One Dollar per foot, and will  himself pay the wages, board, etc., of the men  employed.  As there is no profit at tliut low rate he  would al*So expect lo receive un interest in the  prospect.  Address DIAMOND DRILL, I\ 0. Box 3U,  Vancouver, B. C- (321)  FOR SALE.  THAT DKSIKAULK PROPERTY KNOWN  as the Residence of Mr.- G. O. Buclmnun.  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing  8 rooms and occupying a lot and a half, with a  frontugo of 37i feet. The house contains all  conveniences and has a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to  .G.O.BUCHANAN,  1288) Nelson or Kaslo.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  'PAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Ellacott  JL acting as agent for William Perdue and  John Brown and John G. McKay, has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the mineral claim  ''Zilor," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Advorse- claimants,, if any.-must file their  objections with me within (JO days from the  date of the first publication of this notice in the  British Columbia. Gazette.     ->  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Feb. 17,1896.     (295,36,2.6)  mmmmym\  TZEECIE I  |NELSON DRUG STORES  Has a Large and well Assorted       3  !Stock of Paints and Oils!  g Cheap for   Cask. ^  3  ^.inspect Uur YStocfe and Uet Our Prices _������  Inspect Otir Stock and Get Our p  Before Purchasing Elsewhere.  A.  C. BRYDONE-JACK, M. A���������  Barrister and Solicitor.  A  Full Statement of Facts is required for  Advice by Correspondence.  Vancouver, B. C.  ..29C)  Inns of Co irt.  tyANTED  BY  A  COMPETENT   LADY  *V     position as housekeeper or cook.   Address E. B., care of "The Miner." (332)  B. C. STOCK & MINING EXCHANGE,  LTD., VANCOUVER, B. C.,  Call Mining and other stock daily (Sundays and public holidays excepted.)  Forms of application for listing stocks,  lists of -authorized brokers and rates of  commission chargeable can be had by  applying to the secretary. "  THOS.  WILLIAMSON, Sect.  (331)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant*  TAKE NOTICE that J. F. Ritchie,  as agent John C. Gore, has filed the  necessary papers and. made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "C and C," situated in .he-Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within ..60. days from .the date  of the first publication of this boticc in thc  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.,  Government Agent.  Nelson. B. C, Feb. 13, 1896.        (290.15-2-6.)  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.  "VTOTICE is. hereby given that E. Mahon  -Ll has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown- Grant in - favor of the  mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 days from tbe  first publication of this-notice in the British  Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  . .Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, March 5, 1896.     (307,7,3,6)  TURNER. BEETON & CO.  Wholesale Merchants Only,  -*-_<-  I Sole Agents  for B. C. for Brown's  KELLY, DOUGLAS & GO,,  VA*_TOOU*V*BE, B.C.  WHOLESALE    GROCERS    AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM      '.  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars, Cigarettes',  Tobaccos, Etc.  Prompt AUentlnn to All Ordei-������.<  [3291   Notice of- Application for a Grown Grant*  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher, as  agont for John J. Baker and James F.  Burr, has tiled the' necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of thc  mineral claim "Queen Victoria," situated in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay.  Ad verse claimants (if any) must file their objections within 60 days from the date of the  first publication of this notice in the British  Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent-  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21,1890.   (300,-2,2,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that W. A. Jow.il-.  acting as agent for Edward Mahon,  lias filed the . necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of the.  mineral claim "Yorkee Joke," situated in thc  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse.claimants, if any, must file their  objections with, me within 60 days from the.  date of the first publication of this notice in  thc British Columbia Gazette. '  . N. FITZSTUBBS,  - Government Agent  Dated at Nelson, March 17, 1896. [313]  VICTORIA and NELSON  =Jc^lr^___,-,^0__vc,____  1248)        -  MAJESTIC   STEEL   RANGES,  For Domestic and Hotel Purposes.  mm*!, suks  HAVE TWO,  THREE OR  FOUR OVEXS.  MJESTIG  Cliplltl.  STEAM TAUIM  tllMU'UAt  littOIMW,  :i 3 nil to*  l*r.:.\'.i!_j_.  A PUBLIC HALL:  Attention has often  been called to  the necessity of a public hall in Nelson,  suitable for. meetings  and entertainments and there is apparently no move  at present in the direction of providing  one.      The  .Association "of   Mining  Engineers has. fixed on  Nelson as the  place in which to hold its annual, meeting next month.    Many of the most  important mining men of the country  will  be here  and   where are they to  meet?   The only answer at present is  in   the fir-hall!    This building  is all  very well in its way, but is it the kind  of place in which Nelson as the capital  of the mining country would wish to  receive its distinguished guests?   It is  ill lit; whilo all around,  the stores are  blazing.with electric light, it has only  one or   two   oil   lamps.   It  does not  possess a  single   chair.    It   is totally  devoid of ornament and it would be J  considerably the   better  for a liberal  dose of   soap and water.    On a dark  night the approach to itis fraught with  danger to a person not well acquainted  with  the locality.   There is no doubt  that it is unsuitable for any purpose,  except that which its name implies.  Nelson   has  outgrown   it and her increased size,   her growing importance  and herdignity as the Capital city all  demand a proper public hall.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  t  Dry Goods, Clothing* Etc**  NEW A SO SECOND HANI'.  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  THE DIPLOCK  ���������.wholesale: ���������-���������  .issoloii nf Parteslip.  NOTICE is hereby given that tho partner  ship heretofore. existing between. Frank  Simpson and Julius Ehrlich, carrying on business as general grocers at Baker Street, Nelson,  under the firm name of Simpson & Co., was on  tbe 18th day of March instant, dissolved by  mutual consent. Julius Ehrlich retiring. Frank  Simpson will continue thc business as heretofore under the name of F. Simpson 8c Company.  And further take notice, that Mr. Robert ____.  .Sowell is authori-eiVtoj__oliect_and dUchurge.iill.  debts due to and owing by thc late firm and all  persons indebted thereto arc requested to pay  the game to Mr. Uobert L. Sowell forthwith,  and his receipt shall be a sufficient discharge.  JULIUS EHKLICH,  FRANK SIMPSON.  Witness:  LEWIS GOLDEN.  Nelson, March 27* 1896. (318) *  Mclennan, mcfeely & co.. ltd:  WHOLESALE HARDWARE AND IRON AND STEEL,  122 CORDOVA STEEET, "V^-AlilSrCpXJ-VEIl, '_3_  o.  Of  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� -OLE AGENT- .'OR ���������  Erinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos-  Dixon, Borgeson & Oo.'s Show Oasea.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  .     Twine. 1(126)  THE    partnership . heretofore existing . be-  J.    tween T. B. May and Horace Duhamul  carrying ou biuincssas barbers at Nelson, B.C..  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  The said T. B.  May assumes all liabilities  and all indebtedness of the said firm  is to be  paid to him.  Dated at Nelson, B. C,  [323] this 31st day of March, 18.IG,  WAGONS and  -*-  13  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  ROYAL HOTEL,  for. Stanley nnd SUIca Street*,  nsrEXiSOisr, _b_ o.  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  WEITE   FOE   PRICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  KAMLOOPS,   _B.   C.     1,2  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  ���������A. B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  '    FURNITURE   ENTIRELY 0  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Rent.Locution In Town.   Reantiftal View*-.  X0TE8.  All Rail to Spokane, Wai  Daily (Except Sunday) Between  and-N.rt_.port. .  _ane  "We should" be obliged if our  temporary The Tribune would adhere j Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  to the "truth when referring to us.   We    are not in the least afraid of the editor [ Leave 7.30 a,m." NELS0N Arrive 6-15 p. m.  and his ruler and we have no hesitation :    whatever in staling t hat the paragraph ' Trains leave 2*.ebon for Spokane every  last week attributing to us certain ' Mo-Tday, WedstssdaxandFriday, retanj-  remarks about the proposed sampling  **UP. leave Spokane Tuesdays. Thursdays  works   at ��������� Northport  Ferry was not true.  and   Bonners  A reference to  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by*S.S. NeLson with all  ...      ,���������. 1 Kootenay Lake points.    .  * "  our issue ot March 28th will show that Paseengers' for Kettle Eiver and Bound-,  we merely quoted the Kootenay ! a*"y Creek, connect atMarcns with stage on  Herald on this matter. . Our own i Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  opinion on the question is that if difficulties  are  thrown   in    the   way   of  ! Fridays.  i    Passengers for Trail Creek mines con  I ne .t at Northport with sta.{e Daily.  Bar  ri_w   Open   and  Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay..  Give us a trial and   be   Convinced.  CHERBO &  BOOTH.  U91]  HOTEL   SLOCAN,  KASLO.  THE   l.EADIVt'   HOISE I.V   TIIE CITV.  Visitors to Kaslo and the" Slocan   will  will find every accommodation.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  280) Proprietor  ALBION IRON WORKS Co, LIMITED  IE _DTG-I_ISr____l-E_RS_  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER "MAKERS, *��������� ' .   *. *    ..  ' MANUFACTURERS, OF MARINE AND '  ' '       LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC.,  '    *  ..  FISH CANNING    AND   MINING  ._. "��������� .      ' MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS,  '   *f       * *     ��������� PIPES j AND SINKING   PUMPS   I'OR MINES  French ^Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  8OI.E AGENTS FOK IIESKY   K.  "n'OI-THIM'TO.VS   STEAM   I'l MI'S   AXD   I.VCEKSOLL  ko������;k nmi.s. <:<>.���������* steam kock mulls.   ,  '   No, 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P.O. DRAWER 12    -  VICTORIA, B. C.  (205)  M. R. "SMITH &������ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "W^ZRITIE    FZB   PEICE   LIST.  VICTORIA        - B.C. (i������) .���������J-.I  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1896.  I  .'F  i  Hi   -it  (P-QUC^  MJN  AON  TUE  WED  thi  FRI  SAT  <������������..  43,  '������_������*  /  2  J  ���������^  *_r  6  7  8  p  /0  //  12  13  A*  Id  /<s  /7  /<?  19  20  2/  22  j?<_?  24  25  w  27  &9  29  j������  -3-?  ^  In  nay. to Com*.  "It's .jkw.ully lonesoma at home, Mr.  NexVfur, I thought I'd run over and see  you;a little while.   Anything new?"  "No, except that, my wife has joined a  new club. That's where she is now. You  won't mind, Mr. Nayber, if I keep right  on washing the dishes? It's Patrick's  -veiling out."���������Chicatto Tribune.  Well-nan'- Polar K_i>l-intl<m.  A pleasant incident before separation  the members of the expedition for their  hoines was a farewell dinner given by tlit-  writer'to all of the men who had learned  to value one another's bravery and friendship under most trying circumstances.  Contrary to the usual experience of arctic  expeditions, every man returned from the  far .north friend to every one of his comrades, and' when, at our little dinner, we  spoke of the probability of another expodi-  tibti to tlie same field under the same lead-,  ership every man begged to' be taken with  it. Better men for 'such arduous rusk:  could Tiot be found than the gallant fellows who struggled with us during the  past summer. We had a sound plan, a  prudent method, an equipment well nlyh  perfect, mor,e Arctic experience and skill in  navigation, and ice work than any previous expedition had ever-had. In an average season we should have accomplished  . enough to satisfy - our ambitions, but it  was a season of extraordinarily unfavorable conditions," and; though' we had an  enjoyable and interesting experience, tho  result was small compensation for the outlay and effort. ���������' The fortunes of war are  notoriously fickle, but he who falters at  the first rebuff docs not deserve success.  Walter "Wkllman  MRS   MCLAUGHLIN  Is nov ready to show her Patrons a  Complete stock nf Imported anil  Domestic. Spring'Millin'-ry*.'.  HATS FROM $326  Spring Suits ami 'Yt'tistic Gowns will  1)- fi specially nf tin* establishment.  NOTICE.  A* Sittin;; of the County Court of Kootenay  will lie holrtei* at Nelson on Friday, tho  Sth tiny of May ami a>. Itosslantl on Thursday,  ihe Uth day of May, 186G.  T. H. GIKFIX.  1 - Registrar.  Nelson. B. C, April 10,-1896. 1334]  examination for certificate in  assaying.  Bureau ok Mixes,  Victoria, B. C. 8th April, 1888.  ON  HAVING LEAUNKIJ that many who  desire to obtain the above Certificate co  not. feel Mufflciently prepared for the examina-  tion it was propose*! to hold here during the  hut week of this month, tho Hon, the Minister  of Mine-; ha* decided to postpone said o_������mi_a-  " tion until the autumn, when it may be held at  :\v<) or threo places in the Province  for tho  lx-ltor   convenience ot   the candidates;   duo  notice to lie'given  of the  time, places, and  ��������� uxmnliier* appointed by thc Mlntator.        ������������������  An excellent hook on assaying,- embracing  mo-it ofthe best and latest methods for all the  nil-tain required for Ihis examination, Fnrmnno  "Mniiuiil of  Practical   Assaying," :������3..I0, John  -Wiley it Sons,  ������������������Jew York, is strongly recom-  ,,U,"rwl- UIUJAM-A. CAHLYLB.  C(.>7i Provincial Mineralogist.  LIST OF MINING COMPANIES  With Theii Principal Places of Business and Capital;  .Registered in B. C,  Up to 2nd March, 1896.  (N B.-���������For. indicates Foreign.)  The Pacific Bullion Miuing Co., For., Warm Springs, Kootenay ;8-,000,000  The Kootenny No 1 Mining Co. For., Ainsworth Kootenay district      600,000  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading Syndicate. Ld. For., Revelstoke.... ������   40,000  Kevelstoke Mining Co. Ld. For., Revelf.toke ..'���������������������������        40,000  Frnaer River Gold Gravels Syndicate, Ld. For., Vancouver         7|0������������  North-Western Gold and Silver Mining Co. For.,   Victoria $1,000,00������  Middle Creek Gold Miuing Co. For,, Victoria '. ��������� .- 5,000,000  The Columbia Mining Co. Ld. For.,  Ainsworth ���������      500,000  The Empire ConsolidntedMining Co. (For., Ainnworth ������������������������������������    500,000  The West Kootenay Miuing Co. For.,   Ainsworth  1,000,000  Le Roi Mining and Smelting Co. For.,   Trail _..  2,500,000  Jeanette Miniog Co. For., Ainsworth '::..'      500,000  The Neosho Mining Co. For,.  Ainsworth -..       50,000  The Western Consolidated Miniug Co. For., Ainsworth    ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� .1,000.000  The Columbia-American Miniug Co. For.,   Ainsworth       500,000  The Kootenay Mining and Smelting Co. For., Pilot Bay       ���������-.-.       30,000  The Kootenay Lake Reduction Co. For., Pilot Bay      250,000  The Gold Queen Mining Co. For.. Yale      400,000  Shafer Gold and Silver Miuiug.Co. For., Ainsworth         400,000  Spokane nnd Great Northern Miui.ig Co. For., Victoria  5,000,000  The Duluth and St Paul Mining Co. For., Ainsworth  2,000,000  Tlie Londou Mercantile Association L'd., Nelson     ������50,000  Freddie Lee Miuing Co. For., Kaslo. $    500,000  Byron N. White Co. For., Nelson      500,000  The Slouch Creek MiningCo. For., Victoria .-'.      600,000  The Josephine Miuing Co. For., Nelson      600,000  N: rli.ern Belle Mining Co. For..  Kaslo      250,000  The Eust Kootenny Exploration Syndicate Ld. For., Wild Horse Ck     ������80,000  The Cana-iau Northwest Miuing Co. For., Kaslo $2,000,000  The Koolenay and Columbia Prospecting and Mining Co. Ld. For. Kaslo.      40,000  The Canadian Pacific Mining and Milling Co. For., Ainsworth      500,000  The Kootenay Mining and Smelting Co. For., Pilot Bay  $2,300,000  Horsefly Gold Miuing Co. For.. Victoria, 81,000,000  The Vancouver Miuing Co. Ld , Vancouver        56,000  Gordon Hydraulic Mining Co. Ld., Victoria        50,000  The Thunder Hill Mining Co. Ld.,  Victoria ���������. ���������            50,000  The Port McNeil Coal aud Land Co. Ld., Nanaimo      100,000  Cataract Hydraulic Co. Ld., Victoria        18,000  Scott Mining Co. For.",   Yale      100,000  The Columbia Miniug Co. For., Yale  $1,000,000  American Development Co. For., New Denver      100,000  The Slocan Surprise Co. For., Kaslo.      225,000  Bellingham Bay Hydraulic Mining Co. For.,  French Creek       30.000  War Eagle Gold Mining *._. For.,Rossland      500,000  Trail Miniug Co. For.,  Rossland. _      250,000  The Cariboo Gold Fields, Ld. For., Barkerville        ������100,000,  The Finch Mining Co. For.,   Vancouver $    6,000  The Kootenay Hydnmlic Miuing Co. For., Waneta      500,000  Tlie Good Hope Mining aud Milliug Co. For., Rossland      500,000  Paris Belle Gold Mining Co. For., Rossland      800,000  The Boundary Creek Mining Co. For., Boundary Falls  1,000,000  Eureka Consolidated Mining Co. For., Rossland....        500,000  Robert E. Lee Mining Co. For., Rossland......      600,000  West Le Roi and Josie Consolidated Miuing Co. For., Rossland     500,000  500,000  500,000  . 100,000  . 500,000  . '250,000  .$1,000,-00  . x,<ioo.ooo:  500,009  '   500,600  i,bbo,6o6  500,000  500,000  ���������500,000  600,000  600,000  600,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  Idaho Gold Mining and Smelting Co. For., Centre Star Mine, Rossland.  Centre Star Mining and Smelting Co. For., Centre Star Mine, Rossland  Columbia Hydraulic Co.   For., Revelstoke    ;   British American Mining Co. For., Rossland   Lookout Miuing and Milling Co. For.. Rossland..    ....       Crown Point Miuing and Milling Ce. For., Rossland.   The Kootenai Miuing and Milling Cn: For.,. Rosslaud..... ,���������������������������.���������..<  Iron Horse Mining and Milling Co. For., Rossland      1,000,000  Spokane Ore Co. For., Rossland  5,000,0-0  The St. Elmo Gold Mining Co.F.r,, Sl Elmo Mine Red Mt. Trail Creek.. 1,000,000  High Ore Gold Mining aud Smeltins; Co. For., Rossland   ThePhosnix Gold Mining Co. For...De������-r-Park Mt, Trail Ceek.  Evening Star Mining Co. For., Rossi antl   Gold Hill Mining Co. For., Rosslnn.l   Virginia Gold Mining Co For., P.osslai.c    Silverine Gold Miuing Co. For., Rosslaud   Poorman Gold Mining Co. For., Rqsshinu   Caledonia Consolidated Mining Co. For., Rossland   Dixie Mining and Milling Co. For.,   Rossland   O. K. Gold Mining Cd.'For.,  Rossland       Great Western Mining Co. For.. Rossland    Old Ironsides Mining Co. For., Midway.:  1,000,000  J osie Gold Miuing Co. For., Josie Mine, Trail Creek 700,000  French Creek Gold Mining Co; For., Revelstoke r. ;2,000,000  "Iron" Mask: Gold Miniug CorFor���������Rosslaud .-v.-,-.-'.*-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. .*....  ���������500,000.  The Main Quesnelle Gold Dredging aud Mining Oo. For., Ashcroft..-...,.    250,000  The Black J ack Quartz Miu .ng Co. Ld.,  Barkerville ';      120,000  ���������"Anglo-American Mining Co. Ld., Yale    .-,...;���������  3,000,000  Crow's Bar Mining Co. Ld., Vancouver       25,000  Stevenson Gold and Platinum Hydraulic Mining Co. Ld.,  Vancouver..     1,000,000  The Bear Lake Consolidated Mining Co. Ld., Victoria "���������������������������:". 500,000  The Maiid Hydraulic Mining Co. Ld., Vancouver    . -.  .   25,000  Muutrcai Jc British Columbia Prospecting & Promot. Co. Ld , Vancouver.      20,000  B. C. Gold Fields Exploration & Concessions Co. Ld., Vancouver      500,000  Vancouver Gold & Silver Exploration & Concessions Co. Ld., Vancouver.  The Islander Gold Quartz Miuiiig aud Milling Co. Ld., Victoria.   The Peters Creek Gold Miuiug Co. Ld.,  Vancouver   Nip aud Tuck Gold Hydraulic Mining Co. Ld., Vancouver. .' ....       35,000  The Golden Gate .Mining Co. Ld., Vancouver���������,      60,000  Ne.t-egg Mining Co. Ld., Victoria .-. .. v      500,000  Crow's Nest Coal and Mineral Co. Ld., Victoria 2^000,000  The Vancouver Island Miuing Co. Ld., Wellington       100,000  The Omiueoa Prospecting and Development Co. Ld., Victoria ...-         6,000  The Willow River Gold Mining Co. Ld., Victoria        25,000  The Sclt Spring Island Mining Co. Ld.'        40,000  Donald Gold Mining Co. Ld. Donald....:.... ,        10,000  The -Alpha Mining and Milling Co. Ld., Victoria I      120.000  The Laura Hydraulic Mining Co. Ld., Victoria.        20,000  Catiho'o Creek Mining Co. Ld.. Donald .........*        50,000  The Lillooet Hydraulic.Miuing Co. Ld., New Westminster City        10,000  The Cariboo Reefs Development Co. Ld.,   Victoria .."__    20,000  : The Invicta Gold Mines, Ld. For., Wild Horse Creek, East  Kootenay. ...������ 100,000  500,000  100,000  25,000  J. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager.  Telephone 449.  B, C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOLE MANIIFACT-BEB8 OF THE  Kendall Band Mill,  B. C. .Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and Harbor Dredges,  King Ditching Machine,  Wrecking Machiues,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  A������KX-._ FOB  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove."  SEKEBAI,    FOUNDER-,    ENGIN-  EEBS,  BOILEB  MAKEM,  and Manufacturers of  AIL CLASSES   OF MACHINERY.  Saw Mill and Marine Work a  Specialty.  ALL WORK tWARANTEED.  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of Engineers'nnd Mill Supplies, Hpe  and Fittinwi,   Brass Goods.  Steam Fittings, Klc.  Estimate, for Boilers and engines  on application.  Mail  Orders   Receive       Prompt -  Attention.  Telephrae SU.   F.O. Drawer 704  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  ���������VA-tTOOTJVEE, IB. Q.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company at Vancouver, and are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  KARN PIANOS  Cabinet Grand,  SEVEN YEARS GUARANTEE.  EASY PAYMENTS.  RAYMOND'S SEWING MACHINES.  Watch Repairing a Specialty,   All Work Guaranteed.  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  (238)  GILKER $ WELLS  MOBE  INTIE-W-  GOODS.  SUITS!  BXBOES,  CHB3VOITS,  TWEEDS.        J  1 PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  ^^_E30I-A.X4 TO THE TR-A-IDIE..  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.  G-ILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY. %  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS  M  SUIT 5, TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITb, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - ~  A ME J)F__EN_Gim^  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION. .   FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COB. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 90  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway-  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going "West.  Leave 9.00 a. m.  "     UM a. in.  "     9.36 h. m.  "     9.51 a, m.  "    10.03 a.m.  "    10.18 u. m.  "   10.3011. in.  "    10.39 a. 111.  Arc.  10.50 u. m.  Subject to change without notice.  For   rales und  information   . pply at th  Company's ofllces,  ROBT. IRVING, W. H. McGRAW.  (261)  Tiafllc Manager. Superintendent.  Daily  Going Kast.  Kaslo  Arrivt  3.50 p.m.  South Fork.  *���������  3.15 p.m-  Sproule's  Whitewater  2.15 p.m  1.  2.00 p.m.  Bear Lako  1.18 p.m.  McGuigan  1.33 p.m.  Bailey's  1.21 p.m.  Junction  **  1.12 p.m.  Sandon  Leave  1.00 p.m.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO  (LIMITED)  TIME OARD NO. 9.  la EflTectSUrchJMk..18M.  BEVEUTOkE   ttOlTK-tilraH.r "Nukup-  Lcaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Robson  Sundays, Tuesdayi< and Thursdays at 8 p. ra.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacilic Railway points (east and  wcstl Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays al  * p. m.  Connection is made at. Robson with C. & K. '  Ry. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points and  with Str. "'Lytton" for Trail and Northport.  TRAIl'ltOH-OK  KOITK. -  Steamer -'U Hun."  Leaves Trail for Robson on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a. in., returning  to Trail same evening.  Close connections at Robson with Str.  "Nakusp'* for Nakusp and Revelstoke and  with C. & K. Ry. for Nelson and Lako points.  XOftTHFOKT-TKAII'  KO|ITK  Steamer   "l>'tf*a.n   ,  Leaves-Trail for Northport oh Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. in.  Returning leaves same, days Northport fo  Trail at 1 p. in.. arrivinK at Trail 5 p. m.  Connects at Northport. with S. F. & N. Ry.  for Spokane.        '  XElSOVKAtilO ROUTK.--"Btr Nelson."  Leaves- Nelson for Kaslo. Sundays, at  4 p. m.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p.m., Wednesdays    a������.   -5.30    p. in.,   Thursdays   at    5.30  Point and with C. & K. Ry. on Wednesdays  und Fridays for Kaslo and;Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo fpr Nelson, Sundays at 8  a. in., Mondays at 3 a. m., vVcdncs-  days at 3 a. m., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at  3 a. ni���������   Saturdays at  8 a. m.  & Kootenay Railway for- all C.P.R. points, At-  rowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  _ The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice. '-_ .���������  For tickets, raies, etc., apply at Company's  office, Nelson.  T.ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W. TROUP,  Manager.  "IHE PATM-OLAS"  Louis and Little Isabella.  o_a-A.is3"r)  Musical   Entertainment  _-k.T -_-*���������__:������������������__  Fire Hall, Nelson,  oisr  Monday, April 20th, 1896.  NOTICE.  IF. THOMAS MALLOY, WHO t^v.'TN.  1 Nelson in 1892, will communicate,t>jr 1st r  with lhe undersigned he will hear oi WHttflth >g  to his advantage.  W. A. JOWETT. Ne* envRC.  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAILWAT  |-f  __k_.3STI-   SOO   F-A-OI-TIO   BOtTTE.  Shortest _e_ Q_tcKe_t Route to  Pad Coast and Eastern Points.  _ St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  RATES -?___:_. X.O"W__IST.  Greatest Variety of Rentes, M and Steamers.  Leaves Nplsbri Mondays, Wednesdays arid Fridays at 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J.HAMILTON, H. J_. MACDOMELL,      .      GEO. McL. BKOWN,  v. Agent. Nelson.       Trav. Fret, and Pass, A������t, Nelson.      THst. Paws. A������rt-Viii_MMiv-i*  Th-re will be   a  SOCIAL DANCE  alter the  Entertainment.  '���������'    ���������'     - .  A String B:ind will be in Attendance  WHOLESOME  Prices:  50 and 25 Cents.  Si-lioi-! -hihiivn ]5 Cts.  TABLE.  Showing thc Dates and I'Iner* of Courts ������r ;  Axitlzr, .M<1   PrlUM, Ojrr nnd Terminer, | ___  and Uenernl _uol itcllvery Tor thc Vear j Y/.Q    2bTQ   H10C.6St  ! Governor-General said  SriiiN. Assizes.  .".5th May.  ..12th May.  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  We know you have tried many times to "buy Good  Tea and have failed again and. again. Yon have  never tried our Tea in  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  and do not like to tell -what the  praise of the Tea at the  MORTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R,R,  ������������������V*v- *-.-  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  /ST. PAVI.  Mt-KKArOU-  I������-I_UT_I  FABCO  GKAND   FORK*  CBOOK8TOM  "HIKNIPEC  ..ELENA a������d  BII1TE  TO  O . .<.������������������������������������  O 'ii   rioJ-l  !or  25   _'e_  l___ri_r>l l������.������ii:u.d    (<��������� ������'jim:da.  Wlo)  Nanaimo Tuesday   New WestmiiiBtcr.Tuesday   Vancouver Tuesday  19th May.  j Clintoii Monday 25th May.  j Victoria Tuesday 2Gth May.  . ��������� ���������. -' ,     ���������  ! Kamloopj Monday < 1st June.  VV*;il   .-;=;_-   if���������uln      <a^-.l ^..      tu.._, I Vernon ...Monday 8th June.  Will  Mbit Kablo,    bantlrtii,     lhree.UNclson Monday lotbJune.  Fors,    New " D������nvi*i*     and    Nakusp i "Donald Monday 22nd Jan.  shortly. (333) \    'Special Assiie. (326  Phair Hotel.   It  m  was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  THROUGH  -TO-  CHICACft '  WA-HINCTOX  PHIIiADELPHIA  NEW VOBK  BOSTON and all  PointH East,.  West and SonUi.  TIOKET3  *'  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258)  For information, time cards,' maps and ticket  call on or write  h. g: stlmmel,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  F. D. GIBBS,   .  Central Agent, Spokane, Wash.  er  A. D. CHARLTON,  dsU.QtnL Pmsi. Jgmt Pmnhmi, Oref*.  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