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The Miner Mar 14, 1896

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Array THE MIKES IN EOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  s-FYYYYY.'-  Tvi^BES ARE HIGH-GRADE IN  " |LD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Numler *er?.������rtO^  Nelson,  British Columbia, -Saturday,  March   [4,   1896.  Price Five Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEAV YOJJK.  March-       9         10         11          12 13  Sll.VKK CSJ ....C8J....I58S CSS....68S  (Bar)  LkaIJ 30.) ... .30Q_.... .300.... 300... .300  (Hrokcrt*' Prices.)  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1U96 UP TO DATA.  ORE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson  ���������'. ������������������    ���������  ' <[*'[  At Pilot Bay   '.Ml  0,110  OUE EXPOl'TEl).  From Slocan via Kaslo  2,001}  Slocan via Nakusp  1,101  Trail Creek mold ore)  2,10!)  Ainsworth       30   0,501'  Total Tons  15,031}  1-itODUCK OF SMELTEltS.  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte.    150  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion siu  loo  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Returns ���������Sinee l.asl Week,  VIA KASLO.  March 1- T0N_S  Whitewater to Kverett  17i  Northern Belle to Kast Helena  31  Whitowator to Kverett  HI  March 3-  Slocan Star to Pueblo  30  Noble Five to Pueblo  lol  Lucky Jim to Pueblo  lo  March 4���������  Ituth to Pueblo  1"  March 5���������  Wellington to Kverett  1������  Slocan  SUir to Pueblo  lo  March (i���������  Nob'e Five to Pueblo   _ }"}  Whitewater to Everett  }Ji  Antoine "  .-������������������ "''  March 7���������  Slocan Star to Pueblo  IS  March 8- - , , ,.  Slocan Starto Pueblo :.... Jo  Whitewater to Everett  H  3U2J  MINING RECORDS.  MINING THANSFEKS.  NELSON.  March 10���������  Belfast���������Robert G McLeod to J. R. Kinney.  *.������1.    KOSSLAXD.  ^a^Wa^r, i; Elgin, 4; St. Thomas, i-F B  Harper to F.C. Harper, ������10.  ���������Baltrasna A. Brockville i, Keystone No. 3���������1  B Harper t o F C Harper. *J10. ' ���������  Nick of Time-Edward  O'Konrke to  Paul  GGoRl,'Bamf-C C O.Connell Lo  J  F. Rcddy,  ? _*aris Bellc-N Jerry to Chester Glass.8 $0,000  Paris Belle.-Ohester Glass to Pans- Belle  Gold Mining Co., ������, ������1.    *  March 2- .- -  Derby.���������Wm Howard to Phil  Aspinwall 4,  ���������MpTop No. 5-Kobcrt Pollard to .las Poupore  *'__u.horo.-WM Glover to Jas Poupore, $1.  Maple Leaf.-W M Glover to Jas i'oupore J.  ?1Pcrseveranee.-J E Poupore to \V il Glover  *' Thekla.���������T P O'Farrcll to Claude A. Cretan,  XV H Finlaison and J S Clute, Jr, j. ������1,  BluoJav.-WiiiPtoifcrloKF Tieehursl Si.  Eden-A W Upton to 11 B Thomson, 1*51.  Oro Fina and   Morning Glory.���������\\ in Clally  and Jas Johnson to V C Iiobler and 11 li. Giver,  $500.  -- March H���������   Ween Annic-=-T_lKos������ and-Jc-vphine llosc-  toJ W-Wentvorthand J.F l\ro*.'i. "������������������'������������������'���������.,  Gold Queen No. _.-_t S  Oukl y   to   _.   11  HGold Quotn No. 2.-11 S Oakley I.. O li A. _er  ** Go'ld Queen No. 2.-E II Hughes - OII An^cr  Sudgcw-y.    Ptarmigan      Seig i.orcgc    'ind  Quinaull���������I C Frawloy to D Jl    ���������������������������n.^*. *���������������"  Dakota;��������� Crist Johnson   Lo John Le Lla.ic.  *'Young- America.-W  II Finla-on Lo   .)   K  Adams i, ������i.  March 4��������� ,  FandaiiKO.���������Jas Corin to K II Lewis 1, ������o0. -  SaraLee-Jas McDonald to Jas Anderson i  Si  Sara Lee.���������J Mullan,to Jas Anderson 1, *?l.  ���������" Fngerlee.���������Crist Johnson to John Callahan \  $t>00  C P U.���������Crist Johnson Lo John Callahan j,  Hazel.-Kitt Carson io Jas Price ,*,. SI. *  California and Novelty,--. 1 Silverman to Jl  11 Oalusha. 1--0 in each, S">. , ���������  Nest KkbUh Cooper to R P Kithct, S5.0O0,  half cash, balance on August 11, tb.  Centre Star No. '_., North -.tar No. 3-John  Gill to W XV Hines, bond ������30. rash. "jl.TOO  August 11, and ono-tenth of capital stock, fcaJOO.  KASLO.  - February 29���������  No.'Three���������G. II. McKce to C. A. Crcgan J.  J200.'  No. Three���������G. II. McKeo to H Stevenson, i>  $1.  No. Three���������C. A. Creegan to T. J. Lcndrum,  all his interest, ?1.  No. 1 Extension���������D. W.McVicar to T. J. Leii-  drum, i. $1.   -  March 2���������  Gibson and Palouse���������E B Harding to Frank  Bradford and FE Lowery. i, $300 ���������  Nicolet, Snelling, Skookum and Bluebird���������W  A Hendry   Lo   Josiah Thompson,   all his in-  tCNic-l-t and  Snelling���������J It Hoillin to Josiah  T1Tige.-Jolui J^Noble to David B Gibson, J, ������1.  March 4���������  Lake View���������D.F. Strobeck to C. A.  Young,  S..1.    NEW DENVER.  February 17���������       ���������'  St.I-cvenie. 1, Exeter, \, O. B. II.,}, Keystone  I and i. Dominion, 1, Trusty, i���������S. Norman to  Aspinwall, ������1,000  Link-J. T. Foley to J. X. Black, 1-3, ?1.  St. Charles���������J. T. Foley to A. Chisholm,  }, $75.  Rather, Kilo, Susan S.. Susan G. and Ilekla���������  W. Harris, W. S. Kane and F. Strohii'to J. Mc  N'aught and N. F. MeNaught, $1.  February 19���������  Grey Eagle���������J. H. Love to J. A. Turner, J, 51.  February _0���������  Henry George��������� J. A. McDonald to D. McKenzie, 1-3, SI  Stormont���������Jas McNeill to John McNeill,1-3.S1  February 22��������� ,  Wyoming���������D E McVay to AV II McKaj-,l-5,Sl  February 23���������  Hope���������F P 0"XeUl to W T McVay, l-C, $1.  ' Day Dawn���������M Landrigan to J G McGiggan,  February 21���������  LlLick; 15-iss, No. 2-J Brinen to J fA Mc-  Doiuiell, i, ^500.  -LGuor���������e K|, .M0?e.s 1, Luekv.Iim 1-0, Roadly  1-12--Rnl>uit Williams to, I W.Stowurl, $2,000.  Lucky Jim (..'roup���������.1 W Stewart td E J  .Mathew--, all interest, So.oOO.  Roailley��������� K C and F H lvilbourne to XV  lli'.ulon and li J Mathews, I. $1.  Lucky Jim Group���������T J Koadley to E J  Malliuwsaiul \V Kradon, all interest. $1.  NEW LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  March III-  S-NNY.-iDE���������Frank Fletcher, 8 miles west of  ������clson.  ItOSSLAND.  Fobniary :__.���������  Hope.���������11 M Goodhue.'  Faith.���������.1 K 01iii:er ami C Holl'man.  MoL'iung Glory���������James Johnson.  Ora Jfiu,i���������Wm Clali'y.  .liarth 2���������  Hard 'J rip���������W F UuLherford, Thos Stout and  John Lyngholm.  .'.larch 3���������  Youiif? America���������XV II Finliason  Odd Date���������Josephine Adaim,  -Vlarch 5���������  Speculator���������P J Shields and Wm Baker.  THE WEATHER.  During the whole of this week we  Iiave had delightful weather, cold  nights and bright days, the sun being  very strung. Snow is going .- - ay fast  ���������nd has disappeared entirely from the  lower levels.  -II-RMOMETEK.  -March   8���������Max...!..38������   Min ..20 c  !)���������         44������  29������  "     10-          50������  32J  "     11��������� ...... 51������  30"  "     12���������  02������  ' 27a  "     13���������  54������  24 *���������  "     11���������         48������  20*  These readings are taken at Ua. m. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  A BRITISH PACIFIC MEETING.  The  Government Asked to   Re-consider  ,. The Decision of March 5th.'  Victoria, March li.���������Special telegram.  Fully _.00 people atteuded a meeting, in  ihe Victoria Theatre, called-- by Messrs.  llithet, Helmcken and liradeu for. the  purpose of 'formulating a public request  that" lhe government should reconsider  Us judgemeut ol Match 5 concerning the  British Pacitie scheme.  A resolution was passed approving of  the conduct of the Victoria1 members and  endorsing their request.  Set far us can be learned, "the genii..  impression, even iu Victoria, is that  the pruinoioi- wore asking Loo imi.ii  and giving no delinite promises in realm. The out come maybe a new  political combination with bolting  irom both sides.  The Assessment bill is on the table  pending alterations which will express  lIio uiodiiications promised in the Premier's puolished letler and telegrams.  The delegates fnom Slocan and Nelson  are nob sati&Iied wiih the terms assented to hy the Jia_jo and Rossland deli-gate,, unci are .till in negotiations  iviih tlie government.  THE KATES SETTLED.  ihe  Government. Decides   Upon  a  5ew .bruit of tlie Mines Assess- "  ��������� inenr,   Clause.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  Vioiokia, March 11,���������The Provincial  ^'vei'-iiieut has finally settled ou thc-  torm-in-which-the-miuiug-iijdustry-ofthe-  ,j'.yri*)C-is io be tiixtu. Ihiswiii be n  Due pii' cent tax ou prolit-makiug mines!  __.:! o-.no*.' voirds it v\ill be one per cent  oa the sr. io iter rutiirns with au allowance  ior cofrt oi. niiiiiL-.g. There will'be no-im-  i>.sc levied on vliu ruilis, machiuery und  plum ol! Diii.es. Moreover, iu llie case ,ot  iui.-fc. p/Jikh are iu p;oeess(of develop-  iieiii. aiid --hiel-.ire rein vesting all'the  ���������jiocoea. oi: pay &ie in their own develop-  o-euc tbe govenirueut will exact uo tax.  Or ralher they remit ihe tax which should  otherwise be levied. Having been here  nearly the entire timo tbat the I'rovincial  l.gislatuio has been in session I have  iiad frequent opportunities of talking  ibis tax business over with members ot  tlie house and witn the ministers aud 1  must emphatically bay tbat there was a  uiiivei-iu d-_iio to act justly aud wiseh  in tlie tuxutiou of . tlie miniug iudustry.  The government has had to meet periodic  ���������lehcits uuii uesh laxauou was absoiutelj'  uecessao io replenish its collers. It has  beeu --leiidiiig huge sums m improve-  uie.ts ali o\er the liooteuay. It has been  builuiug' roads ana school houses, nuo  aiimiuisieiiug jiustice with no stiuted  ha_d.audit ab.olutely needs more revenue. A. mineiai tax was the simplest  a_cl readie_t means to obtain it. A two  per cent, tax was - proposed but the government at ouce yielded to the remou-  strauces of such men as J ohn A. Much  and Johu M. JJiirke aud agreed to cut  down that tax to where it M-ould be just  and right.  ,11 has. taken them several weeks  to  find out exactly what would be   an  equitable tax.     They  held  long  consultations with   such   men   as  Byron  White and  Frank--Loring and others  interested iu the Kooteuay.   All these  gentlemen assure me of the  unfailing  courtesy of   the  provincial ministers  aud of their sincere desire to foster and  not oppiess the mining industry.    On  the arrival of President Dennis," of the  Mining   association,   Premier   Turner  j visited him at the  hotel  and spent an  | hour ana a half  in  earnest  diseu.sion,  j of the proposed  tax.   The next morn-  | ing Colonel Baker,  Minister of Mines,  I had a prolonged  interview   with   Mr.  Dennis,    I was pieseut at both inter-  , views and  learned  that the ministers  j were inclined to a li per cent, tax   on  ! smelter  returns.     But   when   it   was  ; pointed  out to them that  such a tax  would have the appearance of discrim-  | inating   against the'mining industry  ' and that it would   have the fatal effect  of scaling copital and enierpri-e away  the government lauii'luded to impose a.  1   per cent,   tax   similar   to   that   of.  i Moutana. ' ;  TRAIIi   OUEEK.  The tramway ia being crowded toward  completion at a rapid rate. Over 250  men are now at work on grading nud  bridge building, ties nre being delivered  along the liue and the outlook is favor  able for the completion of the rond in  from C to 7 weeks.  Late dispatches from Butte state that  it i_ now definitely settled that the War  Eagle mine will have a smelter to treat  the ores from this miue as well as the  three or four other mines owned by tha  same syndicate. Mauager Clark has  secured the services of James Breen, one  ot the best smelter meu in tho country,  ivho is now. mt'kiug a careful study ot the  situation aDd will secure for the new  plant the most approved devices. The  locutiou is not decided upon, but it will  no doubt be located as near the mines ns  the water supply will permit.  BOSSLAKD.  It is learned that the Le Roi company  will declare another dividend ac ��������� theii  meeting ou April 7.  It is reported that an offer of 93.25 per  share was recently offered for 200,000  shares of Le Koi stock and refused.  Another rich strike has been made on  the O.K. A high grade mixture of  copper, iron, galena aud ft., gold is  being taken out.  The War Eagle company have started  up their new 20 drill air compressor  plant. Work is going on in solid ore all  over this property.  Colonel Peyton Bays Clarence King  informed him recently in San Francisco  that the stock of the Le Boi company  with present development is worth 310 a  share.  The receipts of the three . customs  houses in the Trail Creek mining division  for the month of Februarv, were Boss-  land, $4,503.53; Trail, $3,000; Waneta,  32.8y4.14, making a total of $10,402.47.  The Jumbo now has over 25 feet of ore  aud still-no hanging wall in sight. The  last fourteen feet have, been, steadily  improving in gold values though the  ore is no longer a solid sulphide of iron,  but instead is highly silicious and would  probably be designated as mineralized  vein matter by one unaware of its value.  ltosslaDd is, perhaps, the only town in  British Columbia that has a mine in its  principal throughfare.' Every day, o_  Columbia Avenue near Spokane street,  two or three miners are using the hammer  aud drill and blasting some rock just in  frout of the Howard House. This is the  outcropping of mineral discovered by  Capt. Carter last September, on ground  already covered: by the Alice mineral  claim".'      ' " '    -'- -���������. -  .--.     .'���������-..  TBO.T ,- I/AKB.  The Silver Cup property continues to  ship ore and the camp is going ahead  uicely. Several properties will give a  good account' of themselves during the  next season. The Great Northern is  showing up better and better as depth  is gaiued. Four men are packing supplies iuto the Abbott group. Several  new buildings have been contracted for  ahd .will begin shortly.  News comes from up the country that  J. Knowles,. who has a placer claim at  the mouth of Lardeau creek,-Trout lake,  struck it rich one day last week. He  was. working in shallow water and turning ' over a boulder, was agreeably surprised to observe several good-sized nuggets. He worked out the hole and  secured over $100 in coarse gold that day  mr-his-labor.^--Knowles-got-over-$600.out-  of this claim last winter. J. Atkinson  and his partner,: who have tbe adjoining  claim, are reported to be doing well.  GOLDEN*.  ... Capt. Armstrong has secured a contract tb transport 5,000 tons of ore  from the North Star landing.      -   .  The Fort Steele Mining Association  have intimated to Mr* Mara. M. V.  that they-want a railway.  A steamer is being built at Libby,  Montana! 'foi* use on the Kootenay  river from North Star landing tothe  town of Jennings,; by the Upper Columbia Company.  It is" reported that the C.P.R. will  put a house boat -on the Columbia'  river for the benefit of tourists dur-'  ing the coming summer. She will  be snugly fitted and will hold a dozen  or more comfortably.  Tlie rumor that a strike of 7,000 ozs  silver ore had been made iu the North.  Star proves to be incorrect. The report, arose from the finding of a  small amount of wire silver mixed  with lead- carbonates, The amount  was not sufficient to change the' value  of the output' materially.  Capt. Armstrong has recently returned from a visit to the. east. He  reports great interest in the British-  Columbia ruining development among  the capitalists of-Montreal, and predicts that considerable money from  that city will find its way into the-  Kootenay during the coming summer.  BO .NDABY CREEK.  Latest reports are to the effect that the  Skylark mine has not been sold as was  recently rumored.  COLVILLE.  An official copy of the act opening the  north half of .the Colville reservation for  mineral locations was received at the district land office Wednesday. The date  of the signatuie of the act is Feb. 20 1896  thus giving a quietus to the rumors that  the bill was signed the night before. The  rush into this section continues and  many locations are being made. As yet  little is known as to the nature, extent  and richness of the leads located. When  the scramble for space slackens off we  may learu something of these interesting  points.  Word was received yesterday from the  Colville Indian reservation statirg that  already some shameful things have happened there. Amateur prospectors from  Spokane,' the writer says, have staked  out Indians' garden patches as placer  grouud, unnecessarily causing a great  deal of hard feelings.  In one case an Indian who believes  himself entitled to the land which he occupies pulled up the prospectors stakes  and indicated that trouble would result  from an attempt to replace them. Thc  writer fours that such collisions betweeu  prospectors aud Indian claimants may  yet result in bloodshed unless the prospectors exercise the greatest care not to  abuse the priveleges whioh were granted  to them uuder the act allowing them to  go upon the reservation in advance of  settlers, and prior to the approval ot the  selection's by the Indians.  .     THE COMING  SEASON.  Outlook   for   Development   in   the  Mining  Districts of British Columbia.  The Spokane Chronicle presents tbe  following pithy paragraphs in an  editorial summing up of the future  relations of this section and Spokane:  It is new inor* than probable that  the Canadian Pacific railway will not  only be built into the northern mining  districts but to Spokane within a brief  period. That company is now making  preparation to tap all the mining districts in the upper country and this  work will be pushed rapidly, and it is  currently reported and generally believed that the Kootenay and Trail  Creek country will be reached before  the end of the present year and while  the road will undoubtedly be extended  to Spokane soon after it reaches the  _ootenay country, yet, as soon as it is  built into that country it will give us  via the Great Northern and Spokane Si  Northern through rail connection over  tbat road both east and west.  The mineral development of British  Columbia: within the last twelve  months has been so rapid, if you please  so marvellous, that railroads have  become an absolute necessity, not into  one camp only but into half a dozen or  more. C1  ; Population is now pouring into that  region with very great rapidity and it  behooves the people of this city to  cultivate friendly relations, not only  with the mining districts north of the  international boundary line but with  'Vancouver and Victoria on the other  side of the mountains.  When the Canadian Pacific shall  have been built as above indicated aud  outlined then we will hare direct transportation facilities with those cities.  As British Columbia is not engaged  largely in agriculture that whole region  will furnish a most excellent market,  for our flour, fruit and other products  of the farm with which we are so  greatly blessed, and we can obtain in  return merchandise and the products  of their mine*.  Our trade relations with tbe people  of British Columbia are now very-considerable and will increase rapidly from  year to year, The fact that they live  under a different government than our  own should make no difference as to  our business affairs and social relations. Trade between the two sections  is now, and always will be, mutually  beneficial.  Mr. P. A. O'Farrel, of Spokane, who  recently returned from a visit ���������;, to  Victoria, was, during the course of an  interview, asked: "Does any dislike  exist of Americans owning and operating mines in British Columbia?"  To this he replied: "Not in the  slightest; especially in Victoria. That  city is reaching out for business and  trade-connections-with-not-only^the  Kootenay country but with Spokane  and the Sound cities. Recollect that  Victoria imports her wares direct from  Europe. Wholesale merchants like  Turner, Beeton _c Co. and R. P. Rithet  and Hudsons' Bay company ship their  goods by sea round Cape Horn, and  you can buy dry goods and liquors in  bond, as cheap and even cheaper from  them, than you can from New York  wholesale dealers. The day I left  Victoria I saw a magnificent sailing  ship arrive from England loaded down  with, wares of various kinds'.' The  freight ��������� to Victoria was only $2.50.  Spokane merchants will find that lhey  can buy English, French and European  wares cheaper in Victoria than on the  Atlantic .seaboard. Indeed Spokane  can build up a trade _ with Victoria  which will ultimately compel the railroads to readjust the freight tariff to  this city.".  "This is a most important matter for  the Spokane-.people to consider and  the close business relation* which tbe  marvellous development in Kootenay  tends to bring about between the  province and Washington should  stimulate closer commercial relations  also. Such relations would surely  tend to lessen our dependence on Wall  street and New York. By and by we  can get on without them.  HOSPITAL MEETING.  The annual general meeting of . the  subscribers and members of the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital Society was held  in Hume's Hall, on Tuesday, March 10,  there were present Messrs. Fletcher,  (president) G. O. Buchanan, F. J. Farley,  Dr. Arthur, A. Carrie, J. Hamilton. A.  G. Shaw, W. II. Steele, F. K. Hurry, A.  H. Clements, D. McArthur, W. A. Jowett  and T. Allan, secretary.  Mr. Fletcher said that he did not wish,  to be elected on the board of directors  again. . .  The election ot six directors to fill the  place of those retiring was then proceeded  with, and the following were declared  duly elected: Messrs. Hamilton, Jowett,  McArthur. Shaw, Graham and Hurry...  Mr. Fletcher suggested that as the  accounts were not'audited, and he had  not yet prepared his annual report the  meeting should adjourn until Tuesday,  March. 17, at 3 p.m.   This was agreed to.  A meeting of the directors was then  held "at which Mr. G. O. Buchanan was  elected president, Mr. J. Hamilton, vice-  president, Mr. A. H. Clements, treasurer,  and W. A. Jowett, secretary.  SILVER SLOCAN.  A   Trlji   Through   the  Country  Where   tli������  Whito   Metal   Crows  (From our Special Correspondent.)  Having completed the run through  the Trail Creek country, and been duly  impressed with the wonderful showing  which that section is mukiug, your  correspondent thought to complete the  round by a visit tothe equally famous  Slocau.  This luttei region in point of age and  development has many superior attractions for one who is following with  interest the growth of the Kootenay  country and the curving out of a new era  in the history of British Columbia. . The  Slocau was iu the fnll swing of activity  and prosperity when the famous "silver  elump" of 1893 came along. Many fled  in dismay from her borders ut that time  thinking that the end of all things had  come. Others more firmly convinced of  the solid nature of the camp remained at  their posts. To the latter this meant  hard times, hard work and that hardest  of all things, hard and apparently alm.st  hopeless waiting.  To those who stood ready to cling to  the bitter end Is now coming the reward.  The future of the Slocan is no longer a  problem the solution of which is clouded  with doubt and dismayv The.critical  point is turned and prosperity beams oh  all sides.  It is two years since your correspondent  visited this section and the many changes  which have been wrought in that time  are not only startling but in nearly  every case for the better.  Leaving Kaslo by the K. & S. railway  the traveller is whirled away over one of  the most picturesque routes in the world.  Up and up we climb driving deeper and  deeper into the heart of the rugged  ranges where lie the stores of shining  silver and gold. Familiar names fall ou  the ear. A year ago or so they were the  names of prospects, today they are mires.  Mines which send ton after ton of  precious metal to the marts of the world.  This is Sandon, aud, our rail trip  temporarily at an end, we can begin to  find out "how the thing is done." The  town itself presents that lively appearance which one would naturally expect  from the terminal point of two railroads  and a dozen trails over which come daily  rock rangiug in value from hundreds to  thousands. Car .after car is beiug loaded  for various smelting points and a few  inquiries lead naturally to the source  from whence it comes. Let us briefly  glance a:j some of these.  The Reco is just now turning out two  grades of ore one running- about $3,000  to the car, while from the other lead is  being extracted ore a two oar shipment  of which recently netted about $20,00..  No wonder the owners* wear a satisfied  smile. The Goodenough, which runs  into the Reco, shows 15 inches of ore  going as high as 700 ounces. This is  about half and half ot carbonates and  galena.  The Last Chance owners are running  to tap the lead at the 200 foot level.  They have nearly 4 feet of clean ore in  the upper level "and with new stopiug  grouud will be able to give a good  accouut of the mine in the near future.  The ore runs from 150 to 180 ounces in  silver.  At the Slocan Star everything is ruu ���������  ing like clock work. Two levels are  being driven in 16 foot ot ore. Experts  calculate that there is enough ore now  practically in sight to enable the owners  to mine 150 tons per day for the next 0  years. The value ruus over 100 ornc.s  silver with a heavy percentage of lend  .. The Noble Five has from one to three  feet of clean ore at the third arid fourth  levels. In all probability a concentrator  will be erected on this property during  the coming summer.  The Ruth is coming to the front in  excellent shope. They ore running in  about 200 feet below the old works.  From two to five,feet of:galeua and  carbonates are contained. in the lead  which averages about 180 ounces silver.  The crosscut on the Cumberland is  progressing rapidly and may tnp the lead  almost any day. They are in 300 feet  now and will have over 200 feet of stop-  ing ground when the vein it cut.  At the Alamo a largo number of men  are at work completing a raise between  the third aud fourth levels." Tbis property has more-iu sight than ever before  Over 200 feet of stoping ground in from  two to eight feet of ore which will concentrate three into one for 100 ozs. is, as  the owners remark, "not ho bad."'  The old works of the Ivanhoe are shut  down and a tunnel is beiug ruu to' tap  the lead at over 200 feet down. This is  in now some 320 feet. The Idaho is  working a number of meu and several  otlier properties are doing development  work   with  most   encouraging   results.  The list is too long for individual mention bnt in all nearly 300 men are now  actually employed in mining in the, district around Sandon. Besides these are  the number who find employment in tbe  hauling and handling of ore ond the various mining supplies.  The coming season will see the beginning of several concentrating plants and  the inauguration ot still more development work. Men with money and experience are coming into this promising  field every few days. To such numerous  favorable opportunities are offered of  which they are not slow to take advantage- A big stir is confidently expected  in this section during the next twelve  months, and from all indications will  dnely materialize.  Having   taken   a    necessarily    hasty  glance at this section, yonr correspoDd-  j ent pruceeded toward Slocan  lake.   The  ! results of that trip must be reserved for  i another letter. Chee Chako.  LOCAL   NEWS.  A. G. Spragge, the Donald lawyer,  visited Nelson and Kaslo this week.'  J. A. Gibson has bought Matheson aDd  Houstons' interest in lot 12, block 1,  cornor Baker and Ward streets.  Mi*, and Mrs. Wlmlley are to be  congratulated upon the arrival of a  son and heir on Sunday last.  Judge Spinks with lawyers Elliot nnd  Boultbee, left for Roj-sland, where court  will bo held on Tuesday next.  D. G.  Eaton, has  returned to Nelsou-  after a well earned   holiday   spent   iu  Spokaue, aud iu visiting his home.  The slight hitch at the smelter during the first; part of the week was  deftly lemoved by Mr. John.n and the  works are in full blast again.  Simpson & Co. have received notice  that, as soon as a proper building is  arranged for, a" license for the manufacture of cigars will be allowed them.  Mr. J. Anderson, of Bealey Co.,  L'td., has been in Nelson for sevci.-il  days. He reports Trail and Rossi.", nd  as doing well and many people crowding in.  Capt. Moore, of the concentrator.  Three Forks, with Mrs. Moore and  the children.'-are in Nelson. They return home next week. We were,in  hopes that tbey were contemplating  making Nelson their home in the  future.  Mr. Sus Smith, late chef of the Adelphi  Cafe. Victoria, hfis opened 'he '"Trilby  Cafe-" on Josephine street, Nelson. Mr.  Smith proposes to run a first class house  where at all hours patrons can find  seasonable. delicacies cooked in the -  highest style of the art.  Letters have been sent to miuing  men of this district, inviting them io  attend a meeting at Nelson on Wednesday, March 18, for t he purposi*. of  forming an association, to represent  and protect the mining industry. It is  hoped that all who possibly can will  come.  J. M. Kellie, M.P.I?., was hissed at a  public meeting in Victoria for threatening lo" vote against the British  Pacific Bill, unless the Land Bill for  educational purposes was passed. . VVe  hope Mr. Kellie will have made up liis  mind to vote against the British Pacific  Bill anyway.   ,  Mr. G. V. Holt received a letter this  week from llou. J. H: Turner iu which  he sajs: "having had the views of miuing  meu in all parts of the Province aud  discussed the matter very fully with  them', the Government is in a position-to  still further amend it so as-to practically  I hope, meet all reasonable objection:"-  A business arrangement has". takeu  place this week in the firm .'of G.'A.  Bigelow & Co., of Nelson, by which Mr.  G.A.'Bigelow retires, Mr. Coombs taking  the management of the business for the  remaining partners. The arrangement  has been entirely friendly, and satisfactory to all parties,aud leaves Mr. Bigelow  with ampl. means0 to enjoy a well earned.  leisure. ^   ,  The Canadian Pacific Railway Co. has  established a mining department, at  Montreal. Mr. J. H.' Sussman, who is  well kDown iu the Kootenay district, is  in charge, he will examine aud report  upon'miuing districts, through which  tbe C. P. R. passes, with a view to the  company assisting in the development of  new camps, by buildiug branch lines,  giving low freight rates, etc.  The tramway is'again doing very satisfactory work. For some days past it has  been bringing down more ore than the  smelter could handle. Work ou the  intermediate stations is ��������� progressing  rapidly but cannot be completed before  the arrival of machinery from San Francisco. When the present tremendbus  strain is removed by the division of the  liue it is expected that all trouble with _,  the tram will be at an eud.  An experience" social will .be held  under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid  Society of the Hresbyterian church,  on Wednesday evening. March 18.  Those who have taken ..cards will be  called upon to return the same iu an  envelope, together with the amount,  earned. At the same time J-hey will  be asked to relate such of their experiences in earning, thu'money as they  may think advisable. Refreshments  will be served during the evening.  .Judge Spinks held county com t at  Kaslo this week. There wen* few casus  of any public interest. In Lhe case of  Kinney and Williamson vs. Harris  and Kelly the defendants staked some  claims in IW2, partly over claims then  legally held. These latter claims ran  out and the plaintitl's restaked them,  as the Omaha and Slocan Sovereign,  and now claim the ground. Judgment  for the plaintiffs. Notice of appeal  was given.  -H-KC1I XOTIUKS.  ANSWEKS TO GOEEESPONDENTS.  E. D. C.���������While not desiring to unduly  pry into private business, The Miner  must insist on handling from a newg 1  stand point any item, which having been ���������;  made public, appears to be of interest or :  value to its readers, more especially!  when the information comes through j  channels of recognized reliability. <  Sunday, March 15, 1S00.  Church oi-' England. Services at  11 a. hi. and 7MU p. m. Holy Communion at S a. m.  Wednesday, March 18���������Evensong at  8 j). in., with lecture on "The Reformation in England."  Pkesiiytkri.-N Ciii'iscH. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. in. .Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting" Thursday evening 'at ~.'-V) p. in. Christian  Endeavoi Society meets every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.  _ Roman Catiku.if Chukch. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at Nelson. Mass at 10.30; Vesners  at 7.30.  Methodist Cnuitcii, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets;. Services at  11 a. tn. and /.:><> j?. n). Morning'  subject: ���������'God's Husbandry."- Evening subject: "Set Thy House" iii Order."  Sunday school 2.3H p. m. Prayer  meeting on Friday evening atSo'clock.  Epwort h League'E. of C on Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock.  ���������fl i    'I THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, ,1896.  AS IT OFTEN HAPPENS.  BY   XV.   J.    LAMPTON.  I was 19, and pretty Lois Tanner was  threo years my junior. Sweot sixteen!  Is thiiro in all this world anything swout-  er? There may bo other Sweot Sixieous,  hut the comparative degree of the adjective in this connection lias grown rusty  from long disuse, and Sweot Slxtoon  remains positive in kind and superlative  in dogroo.  And Lois Tanner was l(i.  From the first day of our mco-lii1*���������wo  were tho children or wealthy parents and  woro summering by tho sea���������some intangible in duo not), somo inuxplionhlo  forco seemed to draw us to each other  and to run the linos of our Uvos parallel.  For two years wo had known each othor,  and ono day���������it was tho third summer  aftor our meeting���������we sat on the rocks  by tho shore, and as tlio waves boat in  rhythmic measures upon tho silver sands  stretching out at our foot, I looked into  her swoot bluo eyes and knew that Ladies!- us she drew two threads from  Clotho's spinctlo was twisting them into  ono cord, forever indivisible.  In oarly youth, bow far tho eyes, un-  dinimoil by years, can soo into tho future, antl how koon is young love to  decipher tho handwriting ..on tho wall.  "Lois," I said, as wo sat thore in tlio  fading twilight, "do you know how long  wc havo known each othor?"  "Does it seem long, Mr. Hellion?" sho  replied, with a coy littlo smile.  "It has been two ontiro years, Miss  Tanner," said I, falling into her mock  formality of manner.  "Ana 0110 learns a great doal iu two  years," she added.  "In one direction I havo learned  nothing, Lois,'' I said,. with a quiotnoss  I did not feci.  "Why, Jack," she exclaimed, "I don't  seo how you could stand still."  "Butl have," I insisted.  "How?" and hor oyos looked hor guile-  lespness.  "In loving jrou, Lois," I broke forth.  "I couldn't lovo you any more in a  thousand years, than I loved you after  our firs, meeting."  "Oh, Jack," sho cried, nervously,  "what made you say that?"  "Why shouldn't I say it?" I answered,  with a' dogged resolve not to be put  down by any woman's whim.  "Recaiise, Jack," she said, vory  earnestly, "papa has been saying all  along that you and I wero together too  much, and the first thing the family  knew there would be a case of puppy love  to cure."  "Did  your father say that?"  I   asked  with the anger showing in my face.  " Me did. Jack! and ho says���������  "Well,   I  donfc want to hear   what  h������  ..says,   or has said or will say, "   I   interrupted.   "If  he says anything like  that  ho   doesn't' know   what   ho   is   talking  about and hasn't the most remote idea of  what a man   truly  is   love with tli������ ono.  woman in all tho world for himr feels."  "Ho  ought to know   something about  it," Lois said, hesitatingly. "You know,  Jack, he has boon-married  three times."  "Thut's  just  .it,"   I   growled,   "he's  grown   callous.    He thinks because  I'm  not a hundred years  old  I   don't   know  my own heart and am   irresponsible into  the baragin. If it weren't for you,' Lois,"  I   added, .ameliorating   my   wrath to  a  slight extent, "I wouldn't  havo   a  man  like lie is for my faher-in-law  under any  circumstances."  ' "Papa isn't so awfuly bad, Jack," sho  said in extenuation of the paternal weakness.  "I never thought he was, either, until  you told me what you have." I admitted. "But Lois," and I grow hard iignin,  "you must know that no father who regards the future happiness of his daughter can take tha position he does and assume to dictate the course of two -lives  which in the nature of things must bo  independent of his."  "Papa says your papa said tho same  thing and agreed with him thoroughly,''  she replied, arguing as women do.  "Lots," I said in my firmest tone,  "don't speak to me of your father again.  If you do I shall be tempted   to  do   him  -some-bodlly-injury. "������������������ _.,_1 - : _.  The doar little woman laid hor.; hand  ou my arnv restrainingly aud smiled with  such irrosistiblo sweetness that I even  forgot the wound my own father had  given me.  - "Let it go, doar." sho pleaded. "They  have forgotten they wero ever young. ���������'  Thc   shadows   wero   growing    into   a  deeper   purple,   and tho wavos   took   on  the mellower shades of tho evening   sky.  The night wind, just rising, tossed Lois'  golden   hair,  about   hor    smooth   white!  forehead,   and   the   pink   of tho   sunset. J  brought a roHior  glow to  her .checks..   Xj  brushed   my   hand across  my   eyes  and j  looked into hor fact*. |  "Uo you remember what I said a few j  moments ago'/" I asked, turning to tho '  previous subject, "*'".  "What did .you ��������� say?" sho replied,"'  trembling a little, 1 thought, * I'or sho  surely could not huvo forgotten so soon.  "I said, darling"���������it' was . tin* first  time I had ever called her that, and it  almost frightened mo���������"I said that tfioro  was ono thing I had not learned in tho .  last two years, aiid that was to lovo you  hotter than I did when I first mot you.  Do you think I should havo learned?"      :  ������������������"Perhaps, Ja'-.k," sho blushed, "if'you  had, you would havo gono ahead of me  in the class." "  "Oh, Lois,".! began to say, and then  began to' staminor and grow red in tho  face. I could feel'th.).blood fly along my  nock, and my hands shook so I, could  not havo put them out to her if she had  asked me to. I had never spoken of lovo  to a" woman, and now my inexporionco  was iminful to me. "I knew that tho  bravo man could win a triumph now, but  I was not brave. - On the contrary, I was  a coward, an arrant, coward, and in my  fear I slipped down off. tlio Tock. whero  ���������we had been sittirc*j, and . walked out  upon the sand.   -  "Wheru  are   you   going,    Jack?"   sho  called "to   mc.   "I don't want to be  left  here all alone. - I'm suro Charlie;: Vorder  wouldn't treat me liko that."  That was enough to sot mo   wild. Ver-  ��������� dor was the one follow I dreaded, and he.  hadn't known her six   months, either.   1  went back to the rock   and stood   at   tho  foot of it, just near enough   to touch tho  hem of her gown���������such   a  sweet,   whito  gown,   with   a   bit   of     blue ! showing  through it as the bluo   sky jionps in  and  out from tho fleecy'win e clouds.  "Do you like him?" I"asked,   sullenly.  "Not any more, I guess, than you like  Mattio   Swann,"    she   retorted,    with  a  perk of hor nose and a -'hake oi hor Huffy  hair.  "Then   you   like him   pretty   well,'   I  said,   in  wor_e   hianor yaau   ever,   and  quite insistent upon -nagging  hor  all   I  . could.  "Perhaps I do,"   she snapped,   "and if  j I do, I'm sure ho is a vory nice   follow."  I    "_\'ot   any   nicer   fellow   than   Mattie  Swann is u girl,"  I put in as mean   as I  knew how.  !    "Woll, I don't, care,"   she  sui'd,-as she  slipped oil" tho rock and touched tho sand  as lightly as a thistle down.  "I'm going  homo,   and   whon you get mo   to   como  away   oil'   down here   in   this   lonesomo  place   again   at this timo of day or   any  other timo, f think you'll know it."  ;    Then sin*, startod off along the boach to-  . ward tho row of cottages.   It was a   milo  | or   moro,    and I thought  I   would   keep  ! within   call,   so I lot hor got   sonic   distance _phcud of me.    I poked   along    behind,  Hazing out to   sua  and   wondoring  where    all   tho   beauty    of   the    purple  shadeWii   had gone, and why it   wns   tho  waves   looked   so   oolcl   and    cruel   and  clammy.    They   woro the same   shadows  . and tho same wavos,   and   thero   1   was,  and���������but,   whero was Lois?   Fifty   yards  , up lho shore and hurrying along as if sho  ��������� wore afraid of   twilight   ghosts or   other  strange   inhabitants   of tho   crepuscular  i air.    1 luokod over my shoulders uorvous-  ' ly,   and all around, and shivered.    What  , it was; I don't, know, but on tho instant  j 1 called to her, and wout   after  my   call  as fast as I ever ran alter a football.  "Lois, Lois, I kept on calling, but sho  gavo no heed, Hor face was set away  from me and sho was. going with it  rapidly. Unc not so fast that 1 could not  catch   hoc   in tho hoxfc fifty yards or   so.  "Oh, Mr. Holden," she said, in a tone  of pretty surpriso as 1 camo up panting  by her side, "how you frightened me. I  had no idea you woro on tho boach this  evening. "  Think of that, and still her father  having tho tomcrity to'tallc about puppy  love. It tnat wasn't full grown mastiff  sarcasm, I'd liko to know what it was.  Hut- I was not to bo thwarted by a  woman's whim now, any moro than I  was in tho beginning.  "Oh, Lois, Lois," I pleaded, though I  puffed as I did so. "Don't talk liko that.  \Vu aro not children to lot a triilo come  between us and our lovo. You know I  love you and I know I love you. It was  because I love you so that I grow wild  with jealousy when you spoke of Vcrdor.  1 don't caro a ran of my finger for Mattio  Swann, oven if you do liko Charlie Ver-  der."  "Mr. iioldon," she began, very stlflly.���������  "Call mo Jack," I cried, with all my  feeling coming again. "Call mo Jack," as  you havo always called mo." .  "Perhaps I'd bettor," she said, coldly.  " You havo acted so childishly that Mr.  seoms scarcely an appropriate title."  "You shan't talk that way to me, Lois  Tanner," I exclaimed, as I stepped in  front of her and blocked her path. "I  havo done wrong, and I apologize humbly for it. Now, as a lady, you cannot  do otherwise than accept it."  "I accept tho apology, and pray, let  that end tho matter. "  "No, I shall not. I insist upon your  accepting tho apology and the apologizer  as woll. 1 want you, Lois, and that's  what I started to toll-you down on the  rock. Answer mo now, with only tho soa  and the sky and the sweet twilight as  witnesses."  I was about to tako her hand and more  tenderly  urgo  my   claim to an   answer,  when   sho   gavo   a   slight   scream     and  sprang to ono side as it'she   had   stopped'  on a mouse in the sand.  ".Look there,",sho whispered, pointing  to a couple seated on au old spar half in  tho sand, and which until theu wa.s not  visible. I looked and saw Vordor and  Miss Swann, very close togotlier and  talking earnestly.  "Let them be witnossos also, if thoy  will, darline," I said bravely, and this;  timo took hur hand lu mine.  But, it was too dark for them to see!  and when Lois and I walked by then: in  tho dusker shadows of the lator evening,  she had promised to bo my wifo, ��������� and  though tho great sun of tho heavens had  sot over tho world and tho earth was full  of shadows, tho greater sun of love had  risen in our hearts and they wero filled  with thc light inextinguishable.  That was a dozen years ago, and to-day  Lois is the proud and happy mother of  three of the pr.ttiesd and sweetos. children in the world except four that I am  the proud and happy father of.   Sho is Mrs.. Charles .Vordor. and   Mrs.  Bclden wus Miss Swann.  u The Watch Adjuster.'  Perhaps tho most highly skillod and best  paid men in tho watch-making business  are-tho watch adjusters. , One adjuster in  a groat factory used to receive $10,000 a  yoar.  Tho adjuster's work is ono of the important elements of cost, in tho making of  a flno watch,and a ������10,000 adjuster should  be com potent to p.rl'eub any watch, whatever its delicacy and cost. It is tho business of tho adjuster to tako a now watch  and carefully go ovor'all its parts, fitting  thorn togethor so that tho watch may bo  regulated to koop time accurately to the  fraction of a minute a month. Regulating  is a vory"diiTorent. process from adjusting,  and much simpler. A watch that can not  bo regulated so as-,to keep accurato timo  may need tho hand of tlio adjuster,and if it  is valuable tho ownur will bo well advisod  tn havo it adjusted. Thore are watch adjusters in Now York working on their  own account and earning . very comfortable incomes. -  To tho adjuster every watch thiit.comos  under his hands gets to havo a character  of its own. He knows ovory wheel and  scrow and spindle that, help to constitute .  tho watch, He knows its constitution as  a physician knows that of an old patient.  He can say what tho watch needs after an  accident-, and can advise as to .whether it  . is worth adjusting.  No now watch can ho' depended upon  until it has passed through tho hands of  tho adjuster, for howover- admirable the  individual parts of tho works, their perfect balance is to bo obtained only by such  study and experiment as it- is the business  of thu adjuster to make. Tho adjuster is  a highly skilled shechanic, with wide  knowledge of his trade, and tho utmost  deftness in its prosecution.���������N.Y. Sun.  ."M.iITiiotized Tack-Hammer.  Ail ingenious application of the horse-  shoo masnot is found iii a tack hammer  recently invented. . The head of tho ham-  mor is of .tho ordinary- shape, but the  pointed end is divided into two prongs,  nearly touching each other and flattened  at the top. These prongs are magnetized  lika the polo of an "ordinary horse-shoe  magnet, .and when tho hammer Is introduced into a box .or paper of tacks it picks  up one and holds it wiLh tho head against  the il.ittei_.-i- tip, tho. point of the taok  directed outward. A light blow fixes the  tack in th- wall, and it may thon ho  -iriven in with tho other end of, the hammer. This does away with holding tho  tack, with the risk of hammering one'*  lingers.���������-Hlwaukee Sentinel,  1tts_b  LC  33  | The Floating Bath Soap.  I PURE and DURABLE.  % Two Cakes for 25 Cents.  I  THE NELSON DRUG STORE,  WEST   BAKER STREET.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  Ill  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc*,  SEW _4M> SKCO.\D HAND,  NELSON    -    B. C.  (293)  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  ISTELSOlSr, B- C  Pltins, Elevations, Details and' Estimates  furnished when required. ....       ���������.'".,  Orders left at Turner & Kirkpatrick e  Vcrnc. Street, will receive prompt attention.  12611  SLOT MACHINES,  Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description,   for    Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOR PRICES TO  M. GINTZBUEGEE,  l.or. Cordovn and t'limbl- Street*,  VANCOUVBE  297  B. C-  Pa&  Hastings street. Vancouver. B. V.  DIRECT IMPORTERS 01 ALL HIGH*-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  PUENISHINGS  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.  MAM ORDERS l-ROSfPfl\ ATTESiPEI* TO.  S; 8. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainswortli, Pilot Hay and  Xelson Monday, Wednesday und Saturday  at 8 a. in.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  LEAVK'NELSON for Pilot Hay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday. Thursday  nnd Saturday ut-_. in.; Tuesday and _ri-  duyiiUp.m.    ���������.-,,, r  i  Close connection is thus mndo between Lake  points and nil outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. lt. at Nclt-on.    .  The .steamer Is newly equipped in every pur  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  eontiiiiis bathroom ahd all modern conveniences  for i he comfort of piisseinjers.  'The above schedule is in effect 16th May,  lSXi subject to change.  J AS. W AUG II GEO. K HAYWARD  Purser. 84 Mauler  MINIM'. A������KNT8.  W. A. JOWETT  ***���������'��������� ���������    -  MINING & REAL E8TATE BROKER  IN-1IRANCE am* ���������������������������  COM-HS-ION AttEN-.  VIOTORIA ST.,  .14  NELSON, B. O.  W.PELLEWHARVEY.F.CS.  [Mcnib. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.]  IVANOOXTVEB,    B.   O-  Aiwny-, Mill Tent* nud Anuly M.K..  Samples treated ______  1 pound to 1 torn.In weight.  For particulars apply to K. A. POWYS tc. CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples  (182)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  __3-__.x_so_sr, B. c.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  .-  Insurance; Real Estate, Commission  and Mining. Machinery Aqtrits.  A Register kept with full particular** of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.     ._  CHARLES S. BASEBALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete hstsofexistingMining locations-  NEW PENVEB, B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen h Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to"introduce.Miningrr���������*������������.-  tl������n������ from tke Kootenay to  ENGLISH AND  "TEE TRILBY CAFE,"  JOSEPHINE ST.,  NELSON, B- C-  FIRST ��������� CLASS + RESTAURANT.  Open Day and Night.  G-TJS. S-MZIT-EEC, Pbop.  (310 13,3,6)  Late Chkp oy Tiik Adb__ hi. Victohia.  Do Not Waste Wood and Still Shiver.  PUT IN ONK OF  4il_OU4'K KTr.V-.XHOVS  PATENT DRUM HEATERS.  Costs little, saves much.     Gives   Comfort.     Removes Cold   and  Foul  Air and Maintains same Temperature in all parts of thc house.  The system is installed in The Miner Oflice.  Call and see how it works.  (281)  Thos. Dunn &> Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  HERS',   ELMl-ME.' 11 KILL SUPPLIES,  BAB A.\U-HEKT IUOK, Mi-Kir.*-- PICKS, Itllt .'Ml   Sli-_I'T KTEKL,  MUCK-'-HOVELS. MIKI', KOI'KS. MAXILLA  HOPES,  DYNAMITi'   USE ,.N1> CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE fNI  B Iftl/Q fl I   WCD  CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S        \/*LI I vfVOl 1��������� V _-.llo  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (133) ���������V-A__ISrOOTJ-^r_E_R_ IB-  C-  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S ,  STEEL,  Known Throughout the Whole World  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  Wholesale  Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils,  Stoves and Tinware, " o _  122 CORDOVA  ST.,  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ���������W-slI-P-3 FOE QUOTATIONS.,, (13  CO., LTD  <^=>WHOUESALE AND RETAIL-S^S  EASTERN OAPI] ALI8TS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new-  towns and otherwise act  in   the in-  ���������J  terests of owners in the B. C. Mining  Centres.   *���������"  . The aboye is the Only ..Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance .Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. " llOO)  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  -     DISTRICT.   ���������  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance  with thc Statutes, that Provincial  lie venue Tax and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  1S.HJ. All thc above-named taxes collectible  within the Nelson. Division of West Kootcnay  aro now payable at my oflice.'  Assessed taxes are collectible' at the follow-  injj rates, viz:  .  If paid on or before thc 30th June, 1896:.  One-half of.one per cent, on real property  One-third   of  one per cent,  on  personal  property.  Two per cent, on  assessed value of wild  land. .  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th June, 189t>���������  Two-third'; of one per cent, on real property.  One-half  of  one. per  cent,    ou  personal  property.  Two and one-half per   cent,  on assessed  value of wild land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, "on income.  I'rovincial Kevenue Tax, ?3.00percapita.  O. G. DENNIS,  Atjcssor and Collector.  THE DIPLOCK  BOOK anfi STATIONERY CO  LIMITED.   WHOM-4ALK ���������  Paeer Dealers and Stationers  VANOOUVER, B. C.  - SOLE ACEKT- FO* .  Brinsmead & Kordieimer Piano*.  Dixoa, Bbrgeson & Co.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine: (136)  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full, stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell atkins. watson. co..  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  000 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET "?  VANCOUVERf B. C.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  Has Not Got a Gale.���������Shakespere*  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WOELD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put np in very, small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,  Rossland.  or direct from George Gale & Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. (160  Januarys, 1896.  (309);  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   EOSSLAND, B. O.  iio  -^-_CO-as-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THK   NEW.   FAST^ :   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or we__:  on reasonable terms. Orders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsivorth, irith whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Bosk, Balfour, will  .���������Mi*-**, prompt atta-tioa.  (19)  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTBY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and W00IS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for25c  Blanket* and Comforter*.   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet, with Spring Roller for 50 Ct������.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.      -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25.cts. per yard to $2- 50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  & ���������__TOTJ_l_TG-,  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver. m THE MINER, NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY. MARCH 14,'i896.  ^Itt ffiinK.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays anel  will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3 per column inch,per  month,    c  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al Ike rate of /j cciils per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  siLL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  _, must be accompanied by the name airit address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Address  TH_M|NEHPRINTINGAPUBLISHINQC0  NELSON.    B.C.  ASSESSMENT ACT.   ���������'  We publish ulsewhiM-e .in exhaustive  reply by the Hon. .1. 11. Tubxrk, to  Mk. Sproat's protest, on bi*ha,lf "f tlu-  miners of the Slocan dislrii-.i against  that part, of the act dealing wiih llii!  mining output. _  There is au evident desire 011 tin-  part of tbe Premier to deal fairly with.  the whole question, and we think, that)  from the tenor of this letter, the result:  ofthe labor ef the mining delegates  are becoming more apparent, nud the  governinttnt is gr.-idiiallj learning  what the real eflV.ts of the Bill at  proposed would have been.  The Premier says: "The phrase 'on  the dump' does not appear in tlu: bill,  the term 'on the mining premises' it-  used whieh has another and widely  different meaning."  Clause 8 in the Assessment J3ill says:  "There shall be assessed, two per cent.,  on the assessed value of the gross output of such mine, that is to say on ttie  assessed value of all ore or mineral  bearing substances, raised,, gotten, or  gained from any lands in the province,  such value to be so assessed and determined upon such output,as it lies upon;  the mining premises."-.  This clause is the one \vhi__t every  mining man in the country, without'  exception, objected to, and if it is.  satisfactorily changed, as' it now'  appears it will be, with the further,  alterations promised of freight, smelter,  charges, and cost of raising tin* or_,  deducted, .makingit a net value instead  of gross, ;i bill may be pn.-ed which!  will not be a permanent hindrance to  the mining industty of West Koote-'  nay. The whole gist of the trouble''  lies in the ore having to be paid for  atid'assess.d "on the mining premises"  as the Premier prefers to call it, or as  miners would say "on the dump."  The ore comes out of the tumi.l or  shaft as the case may be, and that part  which is of value is saved, the owner  has to notify the assessor, that he  has got out, say, 10 tons of ore and he  values it at $40 a ton. If the assessor is  satisfied, all right, if not he may assess  the output for-such sum as be thinks  proper, and then the trouble begins.  The Government is doubtless anxious to raise the necessary revenue  in a way which will be best for the  general good of the province and also  not be a hardship to the struggling  miner.  The delegates sent from this district,  -������H-'0--theiii-uien---vi t ally-interested-hr  the building up ofthe mining industry.  some of them American citizens with  long and varied practical knowledge  of mining, (having uo wish to evade  the payment of a fair tax towards Lhe  upholding of good governtnei.t) an-  thoroughly .qualified to us-ist with  their advice on this subject, and wo  hope to hear before long that the lull  has been satisfactorily amended.  " THE BR1 'I 'ISH PA CIFIC R. 1 IL IVA Y.  The latest telegrams are to the effect  that there is great indignation 111 Victoria at the reception whicli ilu- gu\-  ernmenthasaccordedthu proposal of  the British Pacific Comp.-im, and that  there is a probability of -h**1 govei 11-  inent beingdefeatt-d and going to the  country,  Such being the case an outline of  -the proposal and its intentions will be  of interest, lu view of, the promises  given when the last provincial loan  was floated, arid the present financial  condition*., the*province, even with  every- desire to aid railway extension  we do not see bow the government  could have" accepted the proposals of  the company, and we are of the', opin-,.  ion that every right minded man iii  the province, outside of Victoria, .and  those interested in the scheme, will  uphold the government in-their wise  decision. "'  On March Gth the Premier presented  to the house the British Pacilic correspondence containing the offer made by  the company, and the refusal of the  . government to guarantee $210,000 per  annurn for twenty-five years. The  first letter dated Feb. 10th., 1S98, is  from Mr. E. V. Bodwell enclosing a  draft. of an agreement between ' the  government and the promoters of the  Canada Western scheme and a.sks for  an appointment. The draft of agreement submitted provides that the company shall deposit $100,000 as a guarantee of the due performance of the  covenants. The work of construction  shall commence not later than Sept. 1  next. The line shall be completed and  ������������������quipped to Barkerville in Cariboo by  Sept. 1st., 1899, and to the provincial  line on or before Sept. 1st. 1902. The  railway constructed shall be the property of the company. The government, shall agree to grant a subsidy in  money of $2-10,000 per annum for 25  years, and a land subsidy of 20,000  acres per mile, for each mile of. road  constructed, the subsidies to be paid as  the work of construction proceeds as  follows.  The government shall issue bonds  for the sum of six million dollars bearing interest at '.i per.cent with a sinking fund. The $2-10,-00 is to be retained by the government for the purpose  of paying the interest on the bonds,  and if it is not sullicicnt .the company  is to provide the additional amount,  the government to pay a fixed percentage monthly as the work proceeds.  The company shall provide all mouey  whicli becomes payable for interest  and sinking fund up to the first of  July, 189S. The government shall also  grant all lands required foi roadbed,  station grounds, workshops, docking  ground and water frontage. If any  lands set aside for the company be net  Iir for settlement the company hive  power to select others.  All property and,the capital stock of  the company shall be free from taxation by the province or any municipal  corporation, and the lands of the company,until they are either sold or occupied, shall be free from taxation for 25  years.  The company shall be authorized to  issue bonds secured upon the lands to  the extent of .$-2,-00,-00, The government to hold one fifth of the said  bonds as security for performance of  the covenants relating to the construction of the railway. The company  may sell the remaining four fifths of  the land grant bonds or a larger portion thereof than in the proportion of  one dollar per acre for each acre of  land then earned by the company, but  the proceeds over and above the  amount to which the company shall be  entitled, shall be deposited with the  government- who shall pay interest at  ihe rate of 3A per ceiit per annum, and  shall pay over to the company, as the  work proceeds, the same number of  dollars as the number of acres of land  subsidy which shall^have been earned  by them less one fifth, if sold at par,  otherwise a deduction in proportion  shall be made.  Under date of Feb. 20th. Mr. Turner  replied "the proposed arraugei'nents  and the aim-ndments thereto have received close and careful study by eveiy  member of the government, and the  unanimous opinion we have arrived at  may bo described as follows:  "lt does not appear by the proposed agreement that any arrangements have yet been made.for connection.with any lines beyond the eastern  boundary of the province, so as to  give a thorough transcontinental service. No definite agreement appears  to have been arrived at with either  the Dominion government or the city  of Victoria as to any subsidies towards  the building of the line.  No adequate capital'has been subscribed or.ussured for the construction  of the line or to supplement any subsidies which may bo granted."  After referring to the scheme of the  company outlined above Mn. Turner  further says "the government realizes  the great advantages of the opening up  ofthe Pine and Peace rivers, and the  ~CaTi hoTT-l isTn cl-7 -Hu _~i fi~wou IdlloT he"  justified in incurring a heavy liability  of what practically amounts to a gift  of six millions of dollars to be applied  to the building of only a moiety of the  British Pacilic Railway under the  insufficient guarantees and indefinate  securities for its completion and operation which are set forth in the proposed agreement submitted."  After another interview a second  "copy of the draft -of the British  Pacific Railway act and agreement" is  submitted.  On March 3rd Mit. TuRNisit replies to  iher-e f nt tlicsi- amendments, and "says  Lhat no material change has, been  made in the liability tinctured by'the  province, arid, "the government is  therefore coihjpelli-d 'to adhere to the  terms of my letter of the 2(ith ultimo."  Next day Mr?. Bomv.ELi. again writes,  asking for further consideration and  concluding (with what anyone reading  between the lines will consider a veiled  threat) as i'oliows: "We regret you  should have spoken so positively in  your last communication and trust  you will yet see the expediency of  further considering;the proposition  before committing youi;. government  to a final rejection of the scheme."'   -  Mit. Tur>'er ou March 5 writes in  conclusion, that Mr. BoDWEtL's last  letter had in no way removed the misapprehension complained of and says:  "My government is fully alive to the  importance of the building of this railway through the interior part of this  province as part of a transcontinental  system, but rny government is not prepared ' to go so far even for this presumed benefit as to seriously affect the  financial position of the province for a  great number of years to come."  The government need be under no  apprehension as to the amount of support they will receive from tbe people  of "West Kootenay in this crisis. It has  always been supposed that the govern-  ojent was under the thumb of the promoters of tbe .British Pacific scheme,  hut we are glad lo know that they do not  intend to be bull-dozed into granting any  terms, however extravagant, which may  be submitted to them by the Company.  Ev���������ry fnainlander will support their contention that now is not the time to  increase the indebtedness of the province.  The British Pucific scheme is simply,  hist, last and all the time for the. benefit  of the people of Victoria and the Island,  and if it will be n paying venture as its  promoters say it will, let those who will  benefit by it put up the money.  In the future it ii to be hoped that  railways will be built only as business  propositions, and that the government  will stand firmly to the position it baa  taken up. The.pressure on individual  members iu Victoria will be something  tremendous, but if they should by any  coalition be defeated nud have to go to  the couutry they may rely upon an  intelligent appreciation of their public  spirited stand, and a speedy return to  their present positions.  BOTES.  Capt. Fitzstubbs is thought to be  the only Government Agent who has  not exceeded bis appropiation, on the;  contrary he has some money unexpen-,  ded still. We wish to call his attention to the fact that Victoria street  needs a sidewalk from Stanley street  to Ward street.  If possible t his should be laid at once  as the street is almost impassable and  as it is principally a residence street,  ladies are practically confined to their  homes' during this weather. At the  present time of writing it is ankle deep  in mud.  All the lots were sold bjr the government on building conditions, and as  the houses are now four or five years  old, it is not unreasonable to ask for  this improvement.  The Lillooet Fraser River and Cariboo Gold Fields Limited are applying  for power to "hold by location or  otherwise, auy number of mineral  claims situate on the same vein, lode  or reef, not exceeding ten" and "on  making application for leases the company shall not be limited or confined  to any area and the Gold Commissioner to whom such application is  made may, with the approval of the  Lieutenant-Governor in council, grant  such application, notwithstanding the  lands so applied for may exceed in area,  the number of acres to which such  leases are now limited by law. It is to  be hoped that the House will not pass  these amendments to Bill No. 38,  which are moved by Mr. Irving. Why  should any company be allowed to  stakeout if they think fit a whole  mining district? It is quite possible  that a Gold Commissioner might grant  all the land the company, would wish  to apply for, ahd the Lieutenant-Governor would approve as a matter of  course, in which case they would have  very.. ..great advantages over any  ordinary mining company, or pros?  pector. It is now open to any company to acquire all the claims they  may want by purchase, which gives  the prospector, the man who by hard  toil and great risks has opened the  way for large companies, a chance to  make a few dollars, which rich companies like the L. F. It. & C. G. F. Ltd.  are well able to afford. We want no  monopolies in mining districts, let  every man coming into the country  have a chance to make a living, and  let honest money be on the same footing as honest labor neither better nor  worse.  rKorctisioNAi- varum..  g~A If. H. SYMOSDS, M. D., C. M., (Edin-  |__T������ burgh) Physician and Surgeon. Offices���������  liunlcy Block, Itakcr Street, Nelson. (289)  A LEX.  SKINNER,  Law Office over Dr.  J\   Arthur's   Drug   Store,    Baker  Street,  Nelson, B. C,  SIBBALD     AND'   SHAW.      CUSTOMS  Brokers,  General Commission and  _or  .warding Agents, Kevelstoke Station..  .   1302)  ~~ A       C. BIt_-.ONE-.JACK, M. A��������� "  Barrister and Solicitor.  A  Full Statement of Facts As required for  Advice by. Correspondence.  InnsofCoirt.   *: Vancouver, B.C  *   (21)8)'  ROYAL HOTEL,  fur. Stanley and Slllrn Street*,  _isrE!i_.so3sr- b_ c.  HOUSI., FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Ilcut l.o������*alloH lu Town.   KeMllfMl View*.  Bar  now   Open and   Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us. 11 trial and   be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH  _mi  HOTEL  SLOCAN,  ______s:_-.0-  TIIE   LEADIMi   UOI.-E IX   THE CITV.  Visitors to Kaslo and the  Slocan   will  will  find every accommodation.   ".  EDWIN CTJMMINGS,  2S0)    - Proprietor  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.  VT OTICE is  hereby given that  E. Mahon  J-N     has liled the necc.siry papers arid made  i application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  ' mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson  i -linm*' Division of West Kootenay. ;  ' Adverse claimants if any. must file their  I objections with 1110 within 60 days from lhe  -lirst publication of this notice  in the British  , Columbia, G'l-Cttc. ������ J    ��������� ,_ _,  >. FITZSTUBBS,  i Government Agent.  iDattd XeJ_o_r-B. C, Jfftrck 5, 1886.   (3W.7,3.6)  GOTO  THE BON TON  FOE  __T_=.__3S_=_.  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from lp. m. to 6a*m.  -J-CISS   ___:-   M.   _DXT_5'_5'"Y-  FKOrMIETKE--.  (250)  MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE.  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary |Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and  Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron, ;er.c.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (179)    TENDERS for the purchase of a lirst  class hydraulic plant in place on ihe  ground, and an unexpired lease in West Kootenay will be received up to noon on thc 16th  March next. No tender necessarily accepted.  For further particulars apply  ������������������HYDRAULIC,"  (294) care The Miner. Nelson.  COLUMBIA AND KOOTENAY RAILWAY AND  NAVIGATION COMPANY.  NOTICE.  XT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IT  l>i is the intention of the Columbia and  Kootenay Railway nnd Navigation Company  to apply to the llailway Committee of the  Privy Council to soiiction the building and  construction of a branch line of railway from  a point on the Columbia and Kootonay Railway about three and a quarter miles east of  Robson, to a point on the bank of thc Kootenny  River at its junction with the Columbia River,  a distance of about three-quarters of .a mile  for the purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of transporting the products of  mines, and to sanction the appropriation of the  necessary lands for that purpose under the  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by tne Railway Act or any otlier Act in its  behalf '  '   [Signed] J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver. B. C.. Jan. 23,1896.      1296, 22,2.6]  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher, as  agent for John J. Baker and James }.  Burr, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor ofthe  mineral claim "Queen victoria," situated in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay.  Adverse 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.  ,���������������������������'-r.���������  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21,1896.   <-Dp,_2,2,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  ���������"PAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Ellacott  1. acting as agent for William Perdue and  John Brown and John G. McKay, has lllcd the  necessary papers and mode, application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Zilor," situated in thc Trail Creek 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 Nelson, B. C, Feb. 17.1896.     (295,25,2.6)  .' Notice of Application for Grown Gran t.  rpAKE NOTICE that J. F. Ritchie,  ,JL as ' agent"'John C. Gore, has filed the  necessary papers and" made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of thc mineral.claim  "C and C," situated in the,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 notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.   FITZSTUBBg  Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C. Feb. 13.1896.        (290.15-2-6,)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  TAKE Notice that Frank C. Loring has filed  tho necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "St. Elmo," situated in the Trait  Creek Mining Division of the District of \\ est  Kootenay. .. .   .,    ..   .  ~'~Advei_-e_clftimantsrif~'any.-must-nle-their  objections with me within SB days from the  date of the first appearance of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette. ^.���������_r,���������-.������������������c>  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Feb. 1, 1896. [285-8,2,6]  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  TAKE Notice that Oliver Bordau has filed  thc necc'sary- papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of tho mineral  claim "Lily May" situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any, must iile their objections Vith me within 60 days from the date  of the first appearance of this notice 111 the  British Columbia Ga_ctte.FiTzsTUBBs>  Government Agent,  Dated Nelson B. C.. Feb. 3.1896.     (286.8.'.,������)  'Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE NOTICK that T. .1. Lcndrum, as  1 agent, for It. S. Howard and Louis Grune-  wald.has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of tlie  mineral claim "Ohio." situated in the Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any. must (He their  objections with ine within SO days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N.  FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson. Jan. 8, 1896. [268-11,1,6]  CK-tT-FICATE-      OF   iIJ-FROVKJIKKT:  -YORKEE JOKE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in* rm: rJ__soN*. Mining Division ok  West Kootknay District." Wiikkk I-i-  catkd���������Toad Mountain,  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. A. Jowett,  as agent for E. Mahon, free miner's  certificate No. 54.931. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to thc Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.        - -  \nd further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold  Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2oth day of January, 180C.  .   .    -\V. A. JOWETT,  (216���������23,11. 5) A^ent for K. Mahon.  CUMBERLAND MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate is the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenav Distkict.   Where Lo-  -    cateu���������Toad Mountain. .  rpAKE NOTICK that I, W., A. Jowett. a-s  ______ agent foi K. Mahon. free miner's certificate No. 54,931, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining ft Crown Grant of theabove claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claim"  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this 25thday ot January, 189S.  -' W. A. JOWETT, ,.  0CS���������1, 3,6.) Ag������nt for E. JUban.  STAPLE   AND  FANCY  DRY GOODS!  The Brightest, Cleanest, Newest and Most Complete Stock  in the Country., ���������'���������'���������'  DRESS GOODS,       , 1-MNTS, ���������   UNDERWEAR,  MANTLES, FLANNELETTES, HOSIERY.  PARASOLS, iMUSLINS, LACK GOODS.  Aud lhe thouNMMl ami one IIIII-- tiling*. Dial i������������> lo make 11 t'lrsl lln������s llry l'uo-1* Him*>r.  BOOTS AND SHOES.  *���������* ���������  The Best and Most Reliable Goods Made.  MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  Stetson Hats Our Specialty.  A. T. GARLAND,  BAKER STREET.  (an)  ��������� WM-Tfl  TURNER BEETON & CO.  Wholesale Merchants Only.  -*-*-  A Large Stock of the Best Brands of |  Liquors Always on Hand.        ||  Sole Agents  for B. C. for Brown's |  4 CROWN SCOTCH.     |  VICTORIA and NELSON j  (248)  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the'town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  opcrp  PuHn  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel...  OBOUKS ���������A> UK IKI'T AT HliHi:K'** KAKKKV.  VK.lft.--S UA3 I.C' IM I  AT III.lll.lt ������ IIAhKKI. -Tj     TJ TTCIT1 T "D"P"D     "D  n.ui obomis' PBo.nr.iv attkm������ki> to.        It. -tlLblLJXJjxl, xTOt),  WAGONS and  *     BOB-SLEIGHS  V  ������������������7��������� BEST CANADIAN"'MAT-tEST-"~"  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  WEIT3   FO-Fl   yRICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO,, Ld.  ; KAMLOOPS,   _B_   C.     m  PARTIES CAN ALSO aPPLY TO       -  A B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  ALBION IRON WORKS Co., LIMITED  . JilJ^rGlJN'EERS:  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS. . * * *  MANUFACTURERS OF.MARINE AND ...  LAND   ENGINES.   BOILERS,   ETC.,  ,    FISH CANNING    AND" MINING  MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS, v '       '"'  * * **��������� PIPES  AND SINKING   TUMI'S   I'O'lt   MINE  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates; Etc. ������  BULK  ..KENT- FOR IIK.VKY   K.  WOKTHI.M'TOVS   S'-K.-.-lV 1*1 .MI'S   .t.\|������   |.\t'i:KSOI.I.������  HOIK DKII_I,   (O.'S SI i:\_1l jlCOI'K   IMC ILLS.  No. 6 Chatham and.71 Store Street,  P.O. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, R C.  . ���������,. -    - (U'llo)       "  M..R. SMITH ,������ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WEITE   FOf.   PEIOE   LIST/  VICTORIA        -        B.     C. i-a THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1896.  (filing 1 iM i   w^ ih  Ml til ^SU  MINING- ASSESSMENT.  life  MG_<3������1  SUN  MOM  TUE  WJ.D  THU  FRI  SAT  1  2  3  4  5  6  ���������7  8  9  10  II  I'-  13  14  IS  16  \7  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  2r)6  27  26  29  30  31  '���������S*  ^  ���������O  "������  NEWS 01 THE WEEK.  . Smallpox has broken out ia Cuba, aud  ;idd_ to the existing horrors of war  The resignation of Crispi, mid the  Italian Ministry, has beau accepted by  Xing Humbert.  ' A "MoGill Graduates Society" is about  to be formed in Viincouver, Dr. McGuigan  is secretary. The meeting for organizing  is to be held-in the Metropolitan Club,  Vancouver, March 25,189<i.  Toronto.���������J. E. Verral, an ex-alderman  has been cemmitted for trial at the  assizes, charged with consenting to accept  bribe., amounting to $15,000 as au  inducement to vote in a particular way  on the asphalt paving contract.   .  Ottawa.���������Senator McDonald called  attention to the importance of fortifications being erected at Seymour Nariows.  Sir Mackenzie Bowell, thought the  imperial engineers engaged at E.-qtiimalt  intended lecommeudiug the construction  of fortifications at that point.  Director' Saunders informed the agricultural committee that the Agassi/., B.  C, farm, was the largest fruit testing  station in the world.  BRITISH UNITY.  \  The recent unmistakeable feeling ot  patriotism which has spread throughout  the Empire has naturally provoked  many schemes for raising Colonial levie*  to act with aud be part of the regular  Imperial forces. A correspondent writing  over the signature of "Splendid IsoJa-  tion" writes* a series of letters, lo tl 0  Daily Graphic setting out a scheme for a  United army iind navy. Taking the latter.  first, he assumes that the Colouie. are  willing to bear a share of the expense.  We fancy this is taking too much for  granted. Possibly in face of au emergency the Colonies would contribute  money as well as men to follow the Hag,  bnt iu times of peace they have plenty to  *do. makiug . both ends meet as it is. As  the Free Press remarks "Canada will be  prompt to do her share as soou ns some  feasible * scheme is. presented. That is  probably sufficient tor the occasion; but  at. any rate it is all there is,'for Canadians  nre not keeping awake o'nighU planning  bow they cau spend money in lhe defence  of the Empire."  Tbe scheme as far as it relates to  naval defence- proposes to establish seagoing colonial training ships from which  recruits are to be drafted straight into  men-of-war. Three or four of tL.ese  would probably ba sufficient for all of the  Colonies.aud the forces thus raised would  be .utilized entirely for coast.and harbor  defence aud for working shore batteries.  There are probably numbers of young  men throughout the Empire to whom  _the-^smell_of--_the-^sea���������_ is_su-icie__tly-  Bttractive to induce them to give up a  part of their life to this training.  -The Military part of.the scheme is not  quite' so practicable. The writer proposes  an entire army corps to   be composed  altogether of Colonials, officers and men  with normal headquarters in   England  aud subject to 'service anywhere.    Lord  Wolseley's opinion of,this.part of the  scheme is worth reading. In au interview  he said; "My experience of the colonic.-,''  ne   said, "and    especially. of   Cauada,  convinces me that it would be almost  impossible to raiuo a permanent force for  service wherever nee.led.   The colonies  have all the materia!  for soldiers of the  nest type.   In case of invasion threatening the integrity of the Empire, Ciua la  ~ i'or instance,  could  put into the field a  spleudid aimy, and these troops would, I  . am convinced, fight to the last iu defence  ot  their country;  but it cau hardly be  hoped  that tho'usauds of meu in   each  Colony  would give np the occupation on  which they depend for a livelihood in  order to voluPf^.r for military service.  People    who   Iiave    gone   to   settle   in  Australia or Cauada as  farmers, or.who  are farmers  by birth there,   cannot be  expected to leave their homes aud postpone the development ot their property  dining tbe period necessary for military  training with  an  army corps. '- And the  mechanic or laborer can generally <>arn  such good wages that he is not likely to  sacrifice them for the purpose of eer ii g  with  the   colors.-  There *is no surpli s  population  that can  be relied, upon u>  . feed* the   ranks.     You remem'. er what  happened when-we   tried to f.rai one  C usidiau r-giment for the regular.army."  =    The   financial   arrangement    without  which none of this arrangement is  ] ossib'e, consists of England taking over  the whole Cojonial Debt and converting  it into Imperial Unified Stock at 3 per  "cent. I We .are.not quite sure that we do  not see a \y_iy out' of several difficulties;  .in this suggestion, but it is such a very  largo questiou tliat it  requires a separate  dibcuBfaiou at some other time.  The Premier Keplies i<>   Mr.  Sprout's Open  Letter on ihe Kill.  ���������   Notice of Application lor Liquor License.  I   hereby <_;ivc notice lliill  thirty (lays from  cthi-diite 1 intend'to apply to llie .Stipundiai-y  .tliigislruto for.   .1 Jicenxe  to sell ��������� wine,   ai d-  liquors by retail sit- the Creseent. JIousu.  MAV HAl'Tt-ON".  Nelson. _Mi>rcli 7. 1KM.   - .3US,7,3.6)  KOOTENAY LAKE HOSPITAL.  rpHE Al'JOL'KN'Ki' ANNUAL. GENERAL  A.    mcetiiiK "'  riubseribers will   be held at  Ilume'i* Hull, Nelson, on Tuesday, March  17,  lSDo. at 3 p.m.  Ry Order.  [3(H| '1'   ALLAN,  See.  The Hon, J, H. Turner has 'written  the following open letter* in reply to  Mr. G. M. Sproat's criticism of the  part of the assessment bill dealing with  the mining output,  Victoria, March H. 1800.  G.   M.   Sproat,    Esq.,   .Turner   Block,  Victoria.  Sir���������I have the honor to acknowledge  with thanks the receipt, of your communication of the 28th, ultimo, in  which, on behalf of tin* mining population of lhe Slocan district, you present (heir objections to the proposal  ionlniiied in the amendments to the  assessment: act now before I he house  to, as you pnt it, "tax Lhe gross output" of ore. Owing to your long res-  ldcin..*. in the province and your intimate knowledge of the district for  which you speak, as well us of* the  various mining phases which the province has experienced, your views are  worthy of and will receive the careful  consideration of the government.  1 have read with interest the elaboration of your objections to the bill, and  I assume that you sliat.- fully the opinions which you say are expressed by  the mining population of Slocan district, and on the assumption that your  main premises are correct as to the  object of tbe proposed legislation, there  is much in what follows in which I  could concur," tor to whatever extent  we might disagree as to the. practical  effect, ol- the bill in operation, I am  qui'i-ut one with you in deploring  any i hing that would check or retard it  i ils (l-vclopiiient stages, or^would  place upon itany unnecessary burdens.  You say "the chief objection to the  proposal is that, it singles out. for special legislation, a precarious and, upon  the whole, al present an unremuner-  itive industry," and yon ask "why ihe  miuing avocation should be singled  out fiom the other avocations of the  people and treated exceptionally-"'  Thai is a presentation of the case the  correctness of which I cannot admit.  It* wc proposed to treat mining exceptionally, and that, is, as I take it, the  gravamen of your objections theie1  would be force in your remarks, but  we do not. On the other hand it is  proposed to place mining on an equality with other avocations, which up to  the present it has not been. The government, in common with all other  governments, imposes a tax on land  values; personal property, mortgages,  incomes, successions, stocks-in-trade,  etc., and the only values which hitherto have enjoyed immunity are those  arising out of mining operations. In  nearly every country where mining is  carried on mines are taxed in some  way for lhe purpose of producing revenue, and mainly on the output.  The foes and licenses to which you  refer as imposed on prospectors, and  the conditions under whicli claims are  held,are not complained ot as onerous  or unjustifiable, and the rights, privileges and protections enjoyed in return  are a substantial quid pro quo. The  large amount of expenditure on the  part^of the government necessary to  open up mining districts, and lender  accessible mining districts, without  which development would be impossible, and which altogetlici in tin-' past  has been, and must in the future continue lo be a very large sum .������������������i___i__...y,  demands as a necessity for its contiii-  uance, and in justice to al.I other interests that mining should contribut.  adequately and equitably to ihe revenues of theprovince. If the imlnstr* *  he a precarious and uncertain hum, :m. 1  is still nnremunerative, the urgutnci. r.  in favor of its exemption ou that, account applies with even greater for -otto the responsibilities of the government, iu relation to it, and I fear, if  carried to a logical conclusion would  react unfavorably on those whose in-  te-ests are involved. The government  has not and cannot, under the promising condition of affairs at the -present  time, take that view of it.  The principal of taxation upon which  the government is proceeding is that a  mine represents a value, given to it in  a proportUinaldegree_by_the exertions  of the State in behalf of the industry  as a whole, and that the mineral in  place is part of the royal domain. As  such it is legitimately subject to taxation. The value is only to be determined by the output. Therefore, as  only producing mines can have value  in tbe proper sense, only producing  mines can be taxed, and the prospector and claim owner are exempt from  all burdens and development is not  retarded  thereby.  Your statement thnt "a specific objection to the proposed tax-is that it will be  an impost upon mining processes���������taxing  not value, biit the process to discover  value, which '-process commonly lius a  negative result," involves a tine distinction, cleverly drawn, to which due regard  must be had; but the distinction is ouo  whicli, without proper limitations, would  lend to wholesale evasion. The process  of discovering value is never nt an end,  and a mine may be said to be never fully  developed until the last ton of ore is in  sight. The line must be drawn upon  practical common senso grounds somewhere, nnd iu my opinion when a mine is  producing and shipping ore in the  regular way, no mutter what-further  processes are in contemplation. It has  reached the stnge where the assessor may  take cognizance of it. The same argument with equal force may be applied to  every industry in the country, and as a  ivalter of fact they are nil on all fours.  We do not wait for a farm, or a merchant's stock, or a manufacturing  enterprise to pay a dividend before taxing it.  Now, as tothe particular clause in the  assessment bill under consideration, the  objections raised are largely a misapprehension as to what it proposes. The  phrase "on the dump," which seems to  have been imported into the discussion,  does not occur, but, as yon will see, the  term "on tbe mining premises" isused,  which has another and widely different  meaoing.  . The  value   of the   "gross output"  is  only to'be determined  by-what the ore  is worth as it lies on the premises, or, in  other words,  what   r.  smelter company  would pay for it, in the same way as a  dealer would appraise grain iu a farmer's  barn or an animal iu his field if he wished  to., buy  it "aiid  accept  delivery on   the  premises.   Iu'ellecl, it  i-s the net value,  ! because freight aud smelter charges must  I be taken into  consideration in fixing the  ; price. ' It is also further  proposed to de-  j duct three  dollars  per  ton  as an allow-  i anee for the cost of raising the ore.    The  last named provision   fairh  meets tbe  objection as-to low grade ore, and a_ the  tax is a proportional one, all values are  treated similarly over and. above the cost  of raising, which is more or less common to all classes of ore. Smelter  returns, of course, will be considered in  fixing the assessable value. This method  has beeu decided upon as preferable to  an inquisitorial examination' _ of the  books of mine owners, to which there  would be grave objections on their part.  Iu cases of complaint of over assessment,  there is a procedure of recourse,but upon  the mine owner will rest the onus of  proving his complaint by sworn statements as to his profits. There may be a  little difficulty and some friction at first,  but iu time, with greater experience on  the part of assessors, these matters will  regulate themselves. Every precaution  will be taken in giving instructions to the  assessors to see that the law is carried  out in accordance with the spirit nnd intent rather than the letter, aud this will  invest them with discretionary powers so  as to, as far as possible, observe und pro-  serve the proper distinction betweeu the  process and the value.  You will see, therefore, that tbe mining  industry, in the amendment proposed to  the assessment act, is only _ treated  exceptionally iu so far as the industry.  itself is to be deemed exceptional in the  conditions of production, and that the  fears which prevail as to the effect of such  legislation are entirely without foundation. The government seeks nothing but  what was declared by a mass meeting of  free miners in New Denver the other day  as being just and reasonable, viz.: an  equitable impost on the fair value of  output.  I have the honor to be, Sir.  Your obedient servant,  (Signed) J. H. Turner,  Minister of Finance.  FOR SALE.  *1 f~\g~\   Tons of First. Class Timothy Hay,  ������\JyJ   baled   (311)  For  particulars apply to  FltED BILLINGS.  Vernon B.C.  FOR SALE.  THAT DKSIltABLT. PROPERTY KNOWN  ns the Residonee of Mr. 6. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing  1) rooms and occupying a lot, and a half, with a  frontage ot _J7.J feet. The house contains all  conveniences and lias a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to  G.O.BUCHANAN,  (28SI Nelson or Kaslo.  NOTICE.  IF THOMAS MALLOY, WHO WAS IN  Nelson in 1892, will communicate, by letter,  with the undersigned he will hear of something  to his advantage.  W. A. JOWETT, Nelson, B.C.  Of  ia,  LIMITED   .__.I_-_BIL:_T"_r.  ���������Commencing at 10.30 a. m. on  WEDNESDAY. APEIL 15,  proximo, this Hoard will .   .  GALL    STOCKS   DAILY  (Sundays and holidays excepted)  in the Board Room,  BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING  Bastion Sq.,  Victoria, B. C.  For   further   particulars   apply to  the undersigned.  By order of the Board,  (309) F.  ELWORTHY, Sec.  T. B.  & GO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING. .  SHIRTS,  UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  PANTS,  OVERALLS,   .  ETC, ETC  30  YATES STREET,  VICTORIA, B. C.    2*������>  WHOLESOME  Ounce  Can" Sold  for 25   Cents.  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.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YOU BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  JL- C. BIJCHAM, . NELSON, B. C.  aOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELEY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVERY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  GILKER $ WELLS  .JVCOIR-E  HSTIE-W-  GJ-OOZDS.  S_E_=-C3-_3S,  SUITS {.������������������} PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  S-PB30I^__.Xi TO THE T^lJkJDtt-  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.  GHKEB & WELLS* NELSON AND PILOT BAY. ������_  SPEC!At FOB  30 DAYS--���������  SUIT 5, TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spokane, WasL  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spoaane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.15 p. m.  Trnius leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday nud Friday, returning lenve Spokane Tuesdays, Thuhsdays  mid Saturdays nt 7 a. m., and tanking  oio-e connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenny Luke point..  Pnssengers for Kettle River end Boundary Creek, connectntMarcua with stage on  Monday*, Wednesdays, Tlmrsdavs aud  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  a->.t at Northoort with stage Daily.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Goinq West. liniiy           going East.  Lo.iv--9.(K)ii.iii. Kaslo            Arrive 3.50 p.m.  ,.    M-n-In- South Fork       "      _-15p.m  SUba. m. isproulo's            ������������������      2.15 p.m  ������   inn.a-m- J*'"towntcr      "      2.00p.m.  10.0.' n. in. Uciu- Luke          '       1.48 p.m.  ������   ]?An ���������*���������������������������-������������������ MoGU'Jfan          "    "1.33 p.m.  ..    ,-?������."���������'"��������� 12������'luys              ."      1.21p.m.  a���������    Kft> **-��������� ���������/u,'pHon           "      1.12p.m.  Are.   I0.a0 a. in. banrton         Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   i������pply at th  Company's oilices.  SSPV'-Y1-?.0* W- ��������������� McGRAW.  .-'W)   lialllc -ManaKer. Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NA"V    CO  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 9.  Ib  l.tirt.( March IStli, 188*.  Largest Demand  in Canada.  (243)  SUITb, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - - -  A-IJNE 0F-ENOIJSH WH3P0QRD> $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.  OVERCOATS JN  PROPORTION.^  KKYEl-Klkr. lidl 1 ������:-.������!<murr "KahBiip-  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Robson  ���������lundivys, luosdayn and Thursdays nt 8 p. m.  -.T^S"   ������obf-?_-- f10r_,N������**-*������>iP.   Wigwam nnd  -~.inS���������iiK1- c I'*"'"'"!' Points   <**nst   and  westHMondays, Wednesdays and  Friday- at  Connection is made at .Robson with C. tc. K.  ���������������:��������� _f lN*!?������" "'- Kootenay Lake points and  with sir.   Lyiton ' for Trail and Northport.  TBAIl-KOR-O-'  ROUTE.  Sltnmer "LyMon."  d_-B_eSi Tm--. &":_, hobson on Mondays,  . *3d"?,*K,,lys '-'-*1 * '"lay" nt 8 a. in., returninif  lo Trail same evening.  ..m-28*0   SO''n<Jcti.ons   ������t    Robson   with   Str.  y?uY?K  1*f?rI-,N������**M-P  nnd   Kevelstoke   and  ������ith C. & K. Ity. for Nelson aud Lako points.  NOBTHroKT-TKAIL   KOVTB  Slenmcr   ���������'i.yMon.*-  - Leaves Trail   for Northport on   Tuesdays,  Ihursduys and Saturdays nt 7 a.m.  ... RuturuiiiK leaves same days Northport for  I rail at 1 p. m��������� arriving at Trail 5p; m.  Cunnucls at Northport with S. F. & N. Ry  foriapoknue. '  WHOS-liA-M-* KOUT(*.-"Slr JSelnou."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo, Sundays at  4 p. m��������� Tuesdays at 5.30 p. m., Wednes-  days ft-.. -'���������"-0 P* ������������������������������������> Thursday- at 5.30  p. m., Fridays at 5.30 p. m.. Saturdays at 3.30 p  m. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. lly. at Five Mile  Point and with C. & K. Ry. on Wednesdays  and _ ndays for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  a. m., Mondays at 3 a. ni., Wednesdays at 3 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Bridays at 3 a. m., Saturdays at 8 a. m. .  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Five Mile Point with N. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane and at Nelson with Columbia  & Kootenay Railway for nil C.P.R. points. Arrowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any_tiine_without notice.-  FRED J. SQUIBE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 90  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  AND   SOO   PACIFIC   -E.OXTT__3.  Shortest and Qaickesi    to  Pad Coast ai Eastern Poms.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  BATES _?__C_3 LO'WBST;  ', Greatest Tariety of Rentes, Bail nit Steamers.  Leaves  Nelson  Tuesdays and   Fridays   At   11.30 o'clock,. making   close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. K. MACDONELL,    .        GEO. McL. BEOWN,  Agent. Nelson.       Trar. Frgt. and Pas   Agfc.'Nelson.      Dist Pass. Agt. Vancouver  For tickets, rn_.es, etc., apply at Company'*  oflice, Nelson. r   '  T. Allan,  Secretary.  J. W. Tboup,  Manager  TEA!   TEAj   TEA!  We know yon have tried many times to "buy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE  POUND PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in pr-aise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  AT 0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R. R.  UN *  S ,  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  l&T. PAtll  Mm.'APOI.W  IIITL-TH  FAKCO  ������'KAND    FO-tKS  ���������KUUK-TO.\  WINK-PEC  ELENA and  BUTE  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258)  t'MCAce  WA-IIIM'-irON  I'lIIIiAOELFIIlA  NEW YOltK  BOSTOX and all  Points East,  West antl Sooth.  *  For information, time cards, maps and ticket  call on or write  H.. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  .       F. D. GIBBS,  Getter al Agent, Spokane, Wash.  er  A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Gtn' Pus. Agent, P*rtlmtd. Ort{*n*.


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