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The Miner Apr 4, 1896

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 MINES IN KOOTENAI AEE  AMONG THE EIOHEST IN  AMERICA.  THE ORES  GOLD,  ^HIGH-G-iLlDE IN  JlgR,' COPPER  Al^^AB.  **''&1*!,*-!"-"S  *.>-.*���������-���������"  -.>���������  -  Whole Number 294.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, April  4,   1896.  Price Five Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOKE.  March-      30      31   Apr I 2      1  Si-Vkk C81 ...0-3....68������ G-....08  (Bar)  LKAh 290....-00 300....300....300  iBrokors' ."rices.) __  . i��������� >  '.*  SILVER.  Mr. Balfour's recent speech in Parliament,  indicating I hat, whilo Kngland. would ontcrlain  a new international conference, bnnelallisin  could havo no place in its own mon-lnry system,  has put adanuieron speculation in hilv-ir and  silver securities at London. Tho decline in tlio  quotations for bars was duo to this, and is lie  more strlkinn in view of tho fact that tlio  Indian budget Is very satisfactory, siowhik a  Urgor surplus than has been expected, the  New York market followed bondo- in its  downward course, thero being no other feature  in thc situation���������Bradstrcct h. N. Y.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  NEW LOCATIONS.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  RETURNS FOR 189'6"UP TO DATE  ORE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  AtNelson.'   ��������� 39**  At Pilot Bay J���������13 228  ORE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  \M$i  Slocan via Nakusp  z.*m  trail Creek (gold ore)  2,67.   9,\Uj  Total Tons  22*3*;-*  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  TONS  Nelson <Hall Mines) Matte.  *12  Pilot Bay, silver load bullion  Dau   _- "s������2  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Beturn������ Since La������������ Week.  VIA KA8I.O.  April 2- ^  Kuth toPucblo         .���������w.  April t-   .               ��������� ..  Slocan Star to Pueblo.  *������  Wellington to, Everett  "  Ruthto Pueblo. ���������-  "  Wellington to Everett  iu  VIA NOB-IIV OUT.  March 31���������  War Kagle to East Helena      ��������� *���������"*  VIA NAKUBV.  Alamo to Omaha -���������������������������     ������>  Slocan Star to Kansas City    l������>  Ruth to Tacoma       s"  Ivanhoe';.'     jr..  Monitor :      SJ  Idaho  TI    tiCl  MININGBEC0B33S.  KINING TRANSFERS.  NKLSON.  March 30- ���������  Highland Chief-David S Morice to Mrs. _.  Smith. -..IIOO. i.-,  ���������   ��������� -������������������    : t.KASLO.    ...    -  March 20��������� .      . _*  Ontario-F H Kilbourne   to   Wm. Burden  flO.  MarchZ-r-  Sunset���������Mrs Josephine Ward, to J L Retallack, t, |1.  March 25-  AlborU���������Wm Meadows sells to W S \V m-  ttead, $1.  Uarch26-  Right Bower-Ed Bond sells to C H Bigham,  ^'ll-onstoneand Uncle Mike-George M Gordon to J I Bingham, IS, 81. ___,  Almcdft���������George Smith to J C Brown, J, 91.  NKW DKNVKK.  March 12-  Ruth-W McVay to D Clark, 1-6,11.  Wyoming-D E McVay to D C C urn, 1-5, ������1.  *   De-wSr-DC Clarke to F P O'Neil. 1-6,|250  Ruth-W McVay to F P O'Neil, lb, 91.  March 13- ,  --Midnight- No 4���������R Cordick to R Adams, J^  Midnight No 4-M Murphy to R C Adams,  March 14-  OBH 1, Keystone 16, Kevernei-FHOLeary  to J L Retallack, $172.  Ocean���������A P Bland; to J S McPhce, J H  Thompson, James Waugh, D W Moore, 1 each,  9100. ''._._  March 16���������   ���������  'Black Kagle, Sunshine No ������..WMt* Swan.  Young Dominion, Iowa Boy. Littlo Darling  and Maggie���������P Lindquist to W K 'ierril, 1-b 111  c&C-i SI  Ari-ansaw Traveller-D McDonald to. A  Chisholm, i. 9250. .     T      -_*,"..  St Paul No2-J Cockell to Jas Jeffrey. 1. SI.  Alhambra���������J W Lowcb to R M Archer, i. 91  March 17-  Alhambra-R R Colwell toR M Archer. 1, 91  Link-J i*I Black to A D Kmory, i, ������1.  Marion���������F L Mclnnis to J Marino, i, 91.  March 18-  Co'rdelia and B & M I and i iu New Columbia,  XV. II Mitchel to 1 XV Black, ������2oll. ��������� _   ������  Ilaido and Tonda���������Ed P Dunn to N Sloan,  J in each, 91.  March 19-  Sutton���������A C Scott to G Potty, J. 91.  Hustler Fraction���������E Harrop to G Petty, i.  Silver King and Snow Storm���������C Faas 10 M  lleckmann, Fin each, $1.  March 21-  Oina���������W B Young to II Stege. 91. -  OK No 2���������P McDougal to G Johnson, i 91.  ROSSLAND.  March 20-  Meadow Lark���������J J Blakelcy to A Hoyt. LS500  Meadow Lark-J J Blakeley to  J K Cook,  'Mabel���������B McConkcy to Dr D Campbell, i.  Volunteer and Florence���������D Cosgrove and J  . Delaney to F J and H XV Fellows.  March 21-  Albany���������Gilbert Peone to T Stout. 1-5.  General Coxey���������G Pcono to T SI out, 1-6.  Black Hawk No 2���������J L  Peterson   to  L B  Michigamio���������F X Gauthier to C Glass, 9500.  March 23-  Chicago���������WII Young to H W Lane, J.  Gold Band-J F tteddyto L D Crow, $200.  Chance���������A McNish to E Baillie i.  March 24-  C k C���������C Abrahamson to ID McGillivray,.,  92 500.  Delewarc.���������J, H Rose to J Neely: I each. II  Rose to J A Ferguson. M Burns and Gill Fink-  ler.  Chicago.���������H M Lane toWh Finlaison, J.  Chicago.���������W H Finliason to W II Richard-  Son I..  Blackhawk.���������N Stewart to A B Railton,..  March 25���������  Helena No, 2.���������Theo Nelson to A Larson 1-16,  <100  Nevada���������Steve Walsh to R Mackie, If.  G R Sovereign���������John Ryan to W Murphy.1-5  G R Sovereign���������J Ryan to G W Peterson, 2-5  Truckee and Trilby N'o 3���������T Hogan to M  Doacen.  March 26���������  Free Coinage���������F McDonald to Mac Kuntz, }.  San Francisco���������M  Salmon to J Mahoney,  NELSON.  March 28���������  Kamloops���������Joseph Duliamcl.  NKW  DKNVBK.  March 23-  ' Black Prince���������P M Schonbcrg, Lemon crock.  Dundas No 2-G Gormloy, adjoining Black  Prince.  March 21���������  Silver Wave No 3-S Deschamps, north fork  Wilson Creek.  ROSSLAND.  March 20���������  St Patrick���������Hugh McDonald.  G B-F R Gee, Win Baker, P J Shields and  It J Baker.  Grace���������David Glass.  March 21���������  Howitzer-G W Williams.  Sport���������W Gibb.  Annie Laurie���������A Wilson.  March 23���������  Reubenstein���������W G Mcrryweathor.  S C���������ED Carpenter and A SSoule.  A B O���������_E D Carpenter and A S Soulo.  Uresham���������J Burke and A A McMillan.  Palo Alto Fraction���������E Moloney.  March 21���������  Milo-J M Akins.  African���������D S Reeder.       '  March 25--  Pickup -L H Long.  Helen���������John Calhihan.  Big Jim���������J Summers and M Houston.  March 26��������� - ���������      ���������  Mountain Bell���������Jerry Lynch and Chris-  Dowdall.  PORT OF NELSON.  Customs Returns ior March. 1896.     *  IMPORTS.  Dutiable Goods 94!l,44'>.00  Free  Goods      8,657.00  Total 952.103.00  REVENUE.  Duly Collected  13,256.10  Other Revenue         35.19  Total .913,291.29  1CXL-ORTS.    .  Mines   .' 9245,552.00  Forest        692.00  Animals      1,076.00  -Uuufavtures , 4        326.00  9247,656.00  THE WEATHER.  Sunday last it rained slightly. The  remainder of the week has been fine aud  bright, with hot suu.  THERMOMETER.  March 29-Max 46 ������   Min 30 "  "     30-         48������  21������  "     31-         46������  16������  April     1���������         45-  24������  2���������         49������  32������  "      3���������         55������  26������ -v.'  ".    4���������         51������  22" ������������������  These readings are t-ikon at 9 a: m. and con-  s.uucntly represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  INCREASED MAIL SERVICE.  As a result of the recent visit of P. O.  Inspector Fletcher, Nelson and Kootenay  Luke points have at last a mail service  buck as their volume of business entitles  them to. The new schedule as arranged  for Nelson to Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay and Balfour is as follows:  1**        OUTGOING MAIL.  Monday Str. Albeita 2.30 p.m.  Tuesday "   Ainsworth 8.30 a.m.  Wednesday "   Nelson 5.    p.m'  Thursday "   Aiusworth 8.30 a.m.  Friday "   Alberta 3.     p.m.  Saturday "   Ainsworth 8.30 a.m.  RECEIVED AT NELSON.  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday   ���������  Friday  Saturday  per  Str.  Ainsworth  Alberta  Ainsworth  Nelson  Ainsworth'  Nelson  During his visit to this section Inspec-  torFlelcher-visited���������the-Slocan-countr-y-  and informed himself regarding changes  aud additions necessary there.- The  growing needs of Slocan City have been  temporarily arranged for, and later in tbe  season, if - the rush now anticipated  should materialize, adequate measures  ���������will be taken to provide for it.  Mr. Fletcher expressed - himself as  pleased and surprised at the rapid  growth and evidences ot prosperity iu  this -region. He proceeded, to the coast  from Nelson but expects to return in a  few months to continue his. tour by  visitiog the Trail Creek country.  ���������      A FINNY MONSTER.   ,  KASLO.  Business at Kaslo is reported better  Minn for some time Ipast. The Kaslo  & Slocan line is running on time and  handling till business offered in good  shape, B_*chan;_n's saw mill is started  up and a million feet of logs are on the  way from the Kootenny Hive.. The  uity council, with Mayor Green at the  head, are working well for th������ town  ���������*.nd improving A Avenue, Fifth St.,  itnd clearing stumps and boulders off  other streets. They have passed.an  appropriation for $_U0 for lhe protection ofthe river banks, private citizens  subscribing another $'200. The council are working on a proposition to put  in waterworks at once, They intend  issuing debentures and have arranged  ,\vith private citizens to put up the  money for them, thus showing their  confidence'in tbe town.  E. Gumniings, of the Slocan Hotel,  has put up a fire proof brick warehouse  for bonded goods, etc..  Len_ & Leiser,. of Victoria, are putting up a store on Front street, ,25x40  one s^ory.  F. E. Archer is putting up a two  story building; B. S. Gallop a billiard  room and bowling alley; Blandy Bros,  an oflice and store; VV. E. Mann,  residence on C avenue; Green'Bros.,  residence on A- avenue, and other  improvements are being made.  SLOCAN.  . Another mining deal of importance  was consummated this week, John A.  Finch and Peter Larson purchasing a  one-half iuterest in the Queen Bess group  of mines, in the Idaho basin, of William  Glj nn and others. This group consists  of the Queen Bess, Mae B., Young Dominion, First Extension, Concoid and  American Girl,  ; The principal work has been done on  the Queen Bess, consisting of a crosscut  tunnel 65 feet into the mountain. The  ledge is 35 feet wide with from eight  inches to one foot solid ore. . This ledge  is traceable for about 300 feet.'  Five hundred feet away there is a  parallel vein of high grade ore. -  The details of the sale could not be  ascertained, although the parties selling  seem very well satisfied. It is expected  that the work of further developing the  properties will commeuce aa soon us  possible, and will add Buother producer  to tbe Slocan district.  Preparations are being made to pom-*;-  -au'iice work on the John A. Finch in-,'  teiests down' along the toot of .Slocair;  Liikc.'.Mr. Aylard has returned"from- a  visit "to" the Enterprise and Arlington  claims and has started men to work  putting the trail to the Arlington into  shape.   -  G. Saunders, the man who stabbed  Grant Thorburu, got four months, at  hard labor. '.   --\ ',  .Id Dominion���������E J Noel to O Jeldness and E  J Kelly, itoeach.  B_W������~W  H McFaddM to O You_*������u_it, 1-9  Perhaps the ouly thing heeded to  complete the attractiveness of this  pictureaque vicinity has materialized.  So longer will the nimble Nelsouite  pause in his pursuit of glittei ing gold to  sigh enviously over the annual crop of  "sea serpent" yarns from the Atlantic  shores.  It is right here at home. In out-  own Kooteuay Luke, and what is more  it paid us-a visit during the week.  Tuesday morning, as the usual knot  of spectators were awaiting the departure of the steamer Ainsworth  from the wharf a commotion was observed in the water several hundred  yards up the Arm. A languid glance  of interest was turned in that direction. Suddenly a broad black back  appeared above the water, and with a  swirl and resounding splash, the finny  king of Kootenay Lake appeared.  Fiom here on the Miner man modestly retires, presenting only a collec-"  tion of the observations made by the  spectators:  "Holy smoke!"  "It's a whale!!"  "Sturgeon 1 reckon?  "Forty feet long!!?  ' "Well���������t "* 4- * * ��������� ?  "No���������not more than ten."  "Ten nothing, its twenty if an inch."  (Sub voce) "I knew I'd better quit."  "Not another drop until I get home."  "It was fifteen feet anyway."  "Ten I tell you"  "Ten, fifteen, twenty, ten."  And now the readers of the Miner  know as much about the fish as the  reporter could learn, and may now  judge for themselves. From time to  time the wake of the big visitor could  bo seen going up the Arm, and an enterprising man put out in a row boat  on capture and glory bent, but' to no  avail.  So ends the first authentic fish story  of the season. NEXT! "  REVELSTOKE.  The fifth accident with the secoud  fatality, has to be recorded against the  G.P.K. bridge across the Columbia at  this point. John McSourl.y.^is the last  victim. The bridge is nearly 50 feet  above the river, and McSourley was working about half way between the two on  the lower chord. They were removing  some castings aud lowering them by a  rope. A'fragment weighing -about 90  pounds become detached, striking Mr.  Sourley on the neck aud knocking him  down to -the ice below. He died about  five hours later. ,,  John Sweeney, foreman, Pete Leveque  iind J. McCreary, of the Consolation  miue on French Creek, Big Beud, says  the-Koot9nay_,Ma,il,__ate_down_fioi_i..th_e_  mine on a holiday aud are renewing  acquaintances with civilization after putting in several months at the arduous  task of taking out the yellow metal. They  express themselves as well satisfied with  their property. .It is looking better thau  ever, they say, with the prospects of big  returns therefrom this summer, as the  gold keeps getting cpar.er ali the time.  The output for tbe past four months  amounts to $_;000 with foiir men working, Nuggets worth from 85 to $20 ate  comparatively common, but Sweeney  .brought down two the like of which are  uot picked up" every day, One goes just  an even. $50, while the "other weighs 11  few cents over $43.  MIDWAY.  '. A steady iufiux of ' prospectors is setting in, says the Midway Advance, both  to the camps north of tlie line, as also to  tho reservation to the south, and as the  snow is fast disappearing owing to the  spring weather that now prevails, soon  an opportunity will be given to do some  ifood effective work in that liue.  Mr. J..M. Miller is taking some nice  looking ore out ot his claim, the Alhambra, located, on Murray mountain, back  of Carson, which is said to ruu $100 to  the ton in gold and silver. The ledge,  which is about two feet wide, is made up  of white quartz, with a good" strong  streak near the hanging wall of a silver  galena carrying gold.  CARIBOO CREEK.  Messrs. Andrew Moher and S. Toye,  paid the Miner a visit this, week. These  gentlemen are interested in the Cariboo  Creek country and from them s.me  points were gathered or this as yet  little known region. Most of the prospects so far located have had but little  development work done on them, but in  a majority of instances, such" work  has resulted iu very encouraging indications. The principal properties on'  the varions branches ot Cariboo Creek  are Ocean Wave, Eclipse No. 1, Eclipse  Xo. 2, Gory Wolf, Trio, and Black Boss  on Snow creek. Tbe Promontory, B. C,  Nellie D., War Eagle, True Fissure and  Alma claims on Mineral Creek.  On the Promontory they are in about  50 feet and have about 18 inches-of pay  streak which assays as high as S7 _ in  gold. A shaft is down ten or twelve feet  on the B. C. ^Erom this bas been taken  samples that carry from $12 to 3112 in  gold ami GO ounces siiver. The War  E-igl** owners have put in 28 feet of a tun-  ciel. Good assays have been returned from  the lead. The Nelly D. is on the same  lead us the B. C. and tbe War Eagle,  The Eclipse No. 1 aud Eclipse No. 2.,  have a showing nearly six feet wide, and  some of the croppings have assayed $10  in gold, i) per cent copper, aud seven  ounces Bilver.  The Cariboo Creek country will be!  well tested this summer as a number of I  men ate goiug in us soon as the spring !  opens. The' present outlook is for a j  prbfperous season.  LOCAL   NEWS.  iWAE IN SOUTH AFKICA.  'fit AIL.  ;-��������� One of the most exciting mining  deals made lately was consuniat.d in  the oflice of the R.\ J. Bealey Co., on  "Wednesday evening last, when Mr.  A. E. Humphries recaptured the Iron  Horse group,.composed of the -Enterprise, Iron Horse and Monte Christo  plaiius. An English syndicate, lias  been trying to buy the group for a  very large sum of spot casn, but  Mr. Humphries hurried up in time to  checkmate the deal and carry off the  plum. The consideration paid for the  property was $51,000, $2,000 cash and  $-9,000 on May 31st. Messrs Philip  Hickey and James Anderson -were  largely instrumental in putting the  deal through.  Mr. Humphreys is to be congratulated in securing one of the best  groups in the Red Mountain district at  a very low figure, the showing on the  three claims are away above the  average of the camp.  The Trail Townsite Co. have divided up the unsold lots E. S. Topping, F. A. Heinze and A. E. Humphreys taking a third each in the  division. Real estate is taking an  upward tendency and several Targe  transfers have taken place lately.  F. A. Heinze, A. E. Humphreys,  J. D. Farrel, A. K: Buchanan, Frank  Fletcher, W. N. Rolfe and G. Tun-  stall Jr. are among the recent visitors.  J. Hirsch has completed the survey  of addition A to the town of Trail.  NEW   DENVER.  The lower tunnel on the Enterprise  is in, 265' feet and in 29 inches of cle _n  ore.  The* Two Friends have over 60 tons  of ore on the dump the result of the  working of -2 or 3 men during the  winter and have 16 inches of clean ore.  The tuniiel is in about 200 feet..  Engineer Perry is down the lake 9  miles from Rosebery, and doing cross-  sectioning. He has been over the  route and reports only 4 miles of heavy  work in the whole distance.  Nine claims have been recorded at  New Denver the past week.  The Idaho tunuel, which has been  run through the Alamo ground, has  struck the ledge. They have over 70  men working.  OXFORBWINS.  ;. Tlje Oxford crew, to the surprise of  everyone,,won last' Saturday,, the fifty-  third boat race between Oxford, and  Cambridge by ubout a third of a length,  after a most exciting finish.  Oxford has won 40. races, Cambridge  22 and the dead heat of 1877 making up  the total of the races rowed.  The .ace wa. rowed in heavy showers  of rain at intervals accompanied by a  cold biting wind. Cambridge was the  favoiite,. the betting being six to four  with few takers, as the Light Blues were  looked upon as certain winners baring  accidents.  The course was the usual one, from  Putney Bridge to the winniug post above  the Ship Lm at Mortlake, a distance of  about _"M miles, the race was rowed in  20.04.  At the' pistol shot, both boats got  away sharply, Cambridge pulling 36 to  Oxford's-more-powerful-Bweep^-of���������34..  When Clasper's boat house was reached,  atabout half a mile from the start Cambridge boats nose was slightly in trout,  then Oxford laidj down to it iu fine  shape, drew up and. shoved ahead at  Weldons.- It was then apparent that a  splendid diug-dong race was to be rowed  and there was great cheering from the  assembled multitude.  The Cambridge - crew regained the  lead at Crab Tree wharf, nearing the \l/z  mile post, but the Oxford boat lapped up  to aud passed the Cambridge craft at the  Soap works amid a storm ot terrific  cheering from both shores. Oxford kept  the lead here by nearly a length at one  time, but Cambridge spurted, with such  success that they passed under Hammersmith bridge a short length ahead aud  according to tradition should have won  the race, The Dark Blues however laid  down to it in such a mautier that they  soon hushed the jubilant cheeriug of the  partizaus of Can-bridge, who looked  upou their men ns certain winners.  Slowly but burely the Dark Blues  gained iu spite of the magniticieut work  ofthe Cumbiidgc men.. At the Lead  Mills both crews were pulling a powerful  32 strokes, aud the strength of, the Oxford men seemed to increase. and nt  two miles they seemed as fresh as at the  start. - The Dark Blues cut ��������� out great  work for the Cambridge crew, but the  latter were equal to the emergency, and  responding with a beautifully, sustained  effort, they drew away again, amid a  hurricane of cheers from the spectators.  A more exciting race could hardly be  imagined, Cambridge at Thorny Crofts  lead by three quarters of a length, from  there to the three mile post the race was  most punishing and Cambridge succeeded in holding a slight lead and shot under Barne's Bridge ahead of- Oxford,  whereupon there was another storm of  applause. "Cambridge wins" was the  cry and it was thought the race was over,  but the cheeriug only nerved Oxford to  still auother beautiful effort, they crept  up to their rivals, and began to overhaul  them slowly but surely. For a time off  Mortlake Church," Cambridge seemed  likely to hold ber lead across the finish  line, but its the Church was passed Oxford put out a final effort, which will be  recorded iu the history of rowing, they ���������.  pulled as if they had just started there;  was no resisting it.  The Dark Blues overtook the   Cam- ���������  bridge fo:- a moment or so it was "no'-e  and   no-e"   with   the   wiuniug post   in  sight then with a supreme effort tbt-y  passed the Cambridge boat aDd .finished ,  winners by a short third ot a length.       I  A. 1). Emory, Toronto, is in Nelson. |  A. Sproat, recorder,.New Denver, is  in Nelsou.  Mrs. A. J. Stephens, ot Ottawa, is paying u visit to her daughter, Mrs. T. Allan.  F. Wells has entered suit; against  Petty for a half interest in the  Monitor.  Tomorrow is Easter Suuday and appropriate services will' be held iu the variuus  churches,  A number of heavy iuvestors in mining properties will visit us in the next  few days,  C. Fielding is at NeUon to receive a  payment of $1,000 011 the Arlington  from John A. Finch & Co.  The Alberta made a trip to the  Reclamation works on Sunday last,  the river was all clear of ice.  The.Hall Miues tramway is now working.iii two sections audit is hoped that  the end of the trouble has beeu reached.  Mrs. Croasdaile left on Friday's  train for, San Francisco on a visit to  friends, via Revelstoke aud the C.P.R.  The contract has been let for the  erection "of a 45 foot spire on the Presbyterian church, the building will also  receive a coat of paint inside and out.  The Str. Nelson will leavo Nelson and  Kaslo* for Bonner's Ferry on April 13th.  Further particulars will be announced  later.    S. S. Fowler, of Chicago, who was  superintendent of the smelter at Golden,  was iu Nelson on Friday. He is going  into the Slocan to report upou mining  properties.  T.   G. Proctor, has   returned   from  California,   where' he    has   spent a  pleasant winter.   Mrs. Proctor returns  111 about a' month.  F. Mountain was in Nelson on  Thursday, on his way" lo Three Forks  to take the place of E. M. Sandilands,  Provincial constable, resigned.  Chief Justice Theodore Davie arrived in Nelson yesterday on a flying  trip through the couutry. Father  Yorke, of San Francisco,"- accompanies  liiui.*  Mr. C. W. Busk-is bringing _from  Victoria a steam launch about 50 feet,  long, it has a speed of 16 miles an hour  and is expected at Nelson in about two  weeks.-  Mr. Hewitt Bostock came down tin:  Columbia yesterday, landed at Nakusp  aud thus began his tour of the Slocan.  We may expect to hear from him in a  few days.  H. T, Ceperley, the well known real  estate and insurance man of Vancouver, visited Nelson this week. He  returns to Vancouver-by.way. of-Kaslo  and Nakusp.. ,..-:.  W. S. Clouston' and E.' Pitt, Montreal, are paying Nelson a visit in  connection with a general tour of inspection of the various Bank Of  Montreal branches. '  C.-B.-__oekhart,. Vancouver,- representing both Coast and Eastern business houses, is in town acquiring  information and on the outlook in  '���������the only Kootenay."  Among the visitors to Nelson this  week were G. A. Hankey, Vernon;  Mr. and Airs. Hanson, Victoria; I J.C.  McBride.San Francisco; S. S. Baldwin,-Spokane, and J.. P. Peterson,  Trail,  Charles^F. Law has returned from  -the-Coast-to-attend-to���������the���������final -arrangements for closing the Noble Five  deal. He will be joined- by one or two  of the' principals in the transaction,  who are coming in from the east. -  Keefer and Billings claim, on Goat  river, is looking well, from last reports  they are down about 30 feet on tlie  ledge, they have a 2 foot ledge with  about 8 inches of clean galena which  goes.loS oz silver, the average of the  whole ledge is about 100 ozs.  The C. & K. S.-N Co's steamer Kokauee  will probably be launched next Tuesday  The new boat is a- very handsome, craft  iind will form n creditable addition t.o the  fleet. Her dimensions are, length 140 ft;  beam, 24 ft.; hold, 6 tt. Though no otli-  ciul measurements have yet been made,  liar tonnage will be about 300 net.  - It. T. Lowery, the poet-editor of the  Slocan, wits in town this week. During  his return trip to Kaslo he had a vory  vivid dream ot the internal regions and  when the boat humped against, the  wharf at home, only with difficulty  could he be persuaded that he was  really awake. , Ik- slowly wended  away mur;.Hiring, "I'll hold her nozzle  agin the bank til the last galoot's  ashore."  CHUK-ll  NOTICES.  Matabeles  in  Rebellion���������Troops  to  Uo. Dispatched from England.  SUNDAY, Apt il 5, 1S9G.  Church of Kncl.vnd. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.3U p. m. Holy Communion after morning service and at  S a. in.  MUSIC  Morning Dyke's Service dn *_'F"  * .Evening Anthem,   "The" Lord  ���������' is Risen"    ' C. Simper.  .*  - Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. in. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday - evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Kndeavoi Society nief/ts every Monday  evening iit 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Services  first- and second Sundays of the month  at Nulson. Mass at 10.30.-- Vespers  at, 7.30. <*  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services- at  11 a. ra. . and 7.:in p. tn. Mornintc  .������������������iibjpct: "The Helping Hand.**  Evening subject: "This Man."' Prayer  meeting on Friday evening at8o'clock.  Epworlh League*K. of C. on Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock.  Tlie Sit tuition .iiltf tube Daily Iticruasini. iu  ' fi'nivity.  Despatches from Buluwayo say tliat  Frederick Selous, the explorer, who left  that town on March 28th nt llie head of a  strong detachment of- volunteers iiml  police met aud fought will, the enemy,  killing a large number.. Truusport riders  are abandoning their wagons - in ail  directions and hurrying into town, .where,  men are arming for active ..operations  against the tebels. The. gravity ofthe  situation hns not- been exaggerated.  Fears are entertained for the safety of a  party of about 1,000* settlers, mostly ���������  women aud children, who are camping-  near where, a large force of Matabeles  bus been reported.  Capt. Speckley's troopers met a stronjf  body of Matabeles aud inflicted a   great '  loss upon them.  The native police have beeu induced lo  take part iu the rebellion." In this mtifi-'  uer 700 .^fighting men, armed with lilies  aud with plenty of ammunition, have  gone over to the enemy.  Cecil Rhodes is expected to assume  direction of tlie repressive measures.  Business throughout Mabelaland is completely paralyzed. Mounted- police are  being sent, to Buluwayo and Salisbury,  nnd Maxim guns are also Being forwarded  to those points.   ,- ���������  Sir Hercules  Robinson,   Governor of  Cape Colony,   confirms   the   above   reports, aud adds that the deserting police '  killed  one inspector, ��������� and' that   Lobe'u- '  gula's sou bus placed himself at the head  of the Matabele rebels.  Additional   .advices', received   from  Buluwayo   show   that the   work    nf  placing thetown in a- state of defence  has   been  completed   so'   far' as the-'  means at hand permit, - but there is a  lack of-arms und ammunition there   '  with which  to supply  the many settlers- who have gat liered there from the  outlying-districts  since the uprising''  commenced.   The men, in many cases,*  have-rifles, but  they are of all  kinds '  and makes and the stock of   ammun-   '  tion   procurable    for   them   is small.   *  Consequently il, has  been found desirable lo replace, these weapons as far as  possible with the Martini-Henri rill-s  served out to the police, the stock of  aiuuiunition for the latter being fairly  adequate.  But the number of Martini-  H-urist. available is small now.    It is  '.  an open siiciet that- nearly every, good ..  rifle available had, been  gathered  up   ���������  and   smuggled   into    the    Transvaal  previous  io  the Jameson  raid..    The   r  authorities  here  are. now-feeling the  effects of  the  policy,   weakening the   ���������  defences iu   different parts  of British  South. Africa  in   order   to     make .a  lamentable  display  in  tlie Transvaal.  Until .arms, and   ammunition -arrive-,.-:  from England, the British  are almost I  helpless and a combined uprising upon :;  Lhe part, of the Boers and natives who.-.���������  could be bribed into hostility might.be   '  very disastrous.-  The Boers now have-*-.  weapons with which powerful auxilir ���������  ary     force   they   are  aware" of   tho  predicament in which" the British find  themselves.       Offensive      operations  against the. Matabeles are now almost *  at a standstill.*   Communication with  South Buluwayo .is practically- cutoff.  Parties of settlers who left their clearings and laagered out at the first sign  of alarm are still unrelieved and there  seems to be no immediate prospects of  assistance  being  sent    them.     Sonie,  therefore,   will more  than   likely  fall  victims to the^^Luabeles.^^lousaiid  Napier atT3iiluwayo"have" done everyT"  thing possible under the circumstances  and as   the result   of   good   scouting  work they ure   keeping "dust in  the  air,"that is to say they are doing their  utmost to conceal  the weakness of the  position of the British, while anxiously  awaiting   supplies   of   arms   and ammunition  necessary.     Btit,J these supplies tire  not,  procurable at such short.  notice. *  ' The whole country outside a radius of  12 miles around Buluwayo is  in a0slatc ���������  of open insurrection iind-the Matabcks  and other natives   are  flocking   to   the  Malopo hills,  where 11 son  ot   the late  king Lobcnguela is said-to have been "  raised to  his  father's rank -with' much '  ceremony,   preparatory to taking   command of the army.    The   natives   nre1'  flocking to lhe hills from all parts.    The  vicinity of Buluwayo is keptclcarot rebels  by white scouts, but   it is believed  the  natives are being "kept full of   information of all that is goiug on and  nobody  now doubts that the root of  the  trouble  is at Pretoria, and Berlin, is kept well  informed regarding the progress of the  uprisiug.L    Advices  from ihe  Transvaal'  show that the work of preparing for  war -  is being continued there night and day.  Gaugs of men  relieve each  other  at  in-  fervnls in work upon thc  forts  designed  to protect l'retoria, the plates for, which  havo beeu   furnished   by   the  Creusot  works aud the guus by  the  Krupn  firm  of Germany.    The drilling ot artillerymen,  under German   officers,   goes   on  openly every day.     There is  no  longer  any concealment   iu   the   preparations  being made.    A.foreign legion, composed  almost  ot Germans who have recently  entered the Transvaal, has been organized.   .Thi* force will  be mostly  infantry  and artillery.   The Boers are beiug relied  hi.on to furnish all the cavalry necessary.  The  general opinion  expiessed  here "is  that the company's   oflicials   and   the  British home Government greatly underestimate the serious state of affairs which  prevail here.      ' ,.  Loudon. April 1.���������Owing to the gravity  of the situation in .South Africa, the  government is taking steps to dispatch  5000 troops to the Cape of. Good Hope.  Th3 directors of the British Chartered  Company have formally requested the  government t������ order the immediate dispatch of 5-0(1 regular troops from Gape-  to vo to Bulawayo.  Several important . mining deal* are  now under way in_ the Slocan country  ami some iuteresting news may b������  expected by uext week. : THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 4) 1896.
If I could hare my deare.t wish fulfilled,
And Uke icy choice of all the earth's treasurM.
And ��_k from Heaven whatiocver I Trilled,
I'd ask /or you.
No man I'd envy neither low nor hig_,
N��T king In castle old or palace new ;
I'd hold Golconda- mines less rich than I,
If I had you.
Toil and privation, poverty and care,
Undaunted I'd defy, nor future woe ;
Having my wife!no jewels else I'd wear,
���i she were you.
Little I'd care how lovely she might be,
How graced with every charm, how fond,
how true;
���'en though perfection, she'd b* naught to me J
Were she not you.
There is more charm for my true loving heart
In everything you think, or say, or do,
Than all the joys of Heaven could e'er Impart,
Because it's you.
Author of the "WorM's Fair Ode,"
lerla, and Other Poems," Etc.
(Copyright, 1895.)
At boarding-school, Grac* Landoo wm
my  most   Intimate   friend.    It was  her
Toi-e,   I think, which attracted me flrst
���a voice low and musical,   and  eager ln
speoch or laughter.     Then the fine pallor
of ber face, lit by blue eyes  and   framed
IB  golden-red   hair,   appealed   keenly t��
my young  lntultlcns  of   beauty.    And
soon I felt a certain richness of character
in the girl, amnion of strength and dell-
cacy which already made her personaJ-ttT
a force.   Our friendship became close and
engrossing; we shared with each other
those moods of wonder and longing which
' only the young know.
There is a widespread conviction among
men that young girls dream of nothing
but love, but I have never discovered the
grounds for it. Women dream of love,
but tha young girls pass the god by with
lofty Pharisaic scorn. Love had no rale
in the grand dramas wherein Grace and
I played leading parts in those days for
each other's benefit. Even after we parted
with tears and vows, and took our widely separate places on the stage of Ufa, our
letters for a year or more, ignored tha
little conqueror.
It was while she waa idling at the
seashore that tha change came.    She had
been taking account of her firtt Mason
in   society,   and mentally moaning over
it as a wasted year; and wondering how
long her life  must be meaningleaa and
vain before she could settle down to seme
honest work;   when suddenly  the darkness of her mood was illuminated by a
great discovery.   It  seemed  to her that
she was home again, or that the whole
world had been made anew.     The dull
grays flashed  in prismatic eolon,    the
winds laughed and the waters sang; and
all  the doubts  and  discontents of her
spirit dissolved into joy���she was In love
Two or three months passed lightly over
her, without  a  cloud in the golden air.
Her letters brought me ever new praises
of her lover, new wonders at the rapture
of her fat _,     In October she  was  to  be
married, and   I  must be her bridesmaid
���she longed to present  to me the hero
who  had  come  like a knight of   olden
toys to rescue her from the pit of despair.
Well,   I  took "the role she  offered  me
���nd acted lt with   many an  emotion  of
sympathy and awe.   Hie bridegroom did
not quite fill the  ardors  of  her description; but I fought against the  instinct
Which declared him merely  a  frank and
handsome young materialist, and struggled toward her more  generous  point of
view.   When  she  drove  off  with   him
alone at last, I was moved to overpowering wonder at  the  courage of*", love
marvelling that men  and women  could
pledge their lives to eacht other   without
. ��� doubt or fear.   I looked  back and remembered (.race Landor's longings for a
career of her own, and wondered whether
they would  ever   return    upon    Grace
Boyce, whethor love  would   continue  to
the end to satisfy her and fill her life.
Tor six years after that I scarcely
knew how it fared with her. She went
to live in tbe far West, and wrote at
-__l.onger_a_d _longe._i ntervals, letters wh lch
had little of the old expansiveness. Two
of these announced the birth of children,
and regained some of the old color In
. wondering at the miracle of motherhood;
���nd 6o I silenced my misgivings, and decided that all was well, in spite of the
distance and silence between us, I never
doubted the strength of tho old friendship. Someday it would avail again to
unite us.
But I did not foresee the manner of its
revival. When I next saw her she had
been suddenly widowed, und, with her
two boys, she was travelling eastward.
toward her old home. Her face had
grown bid since the bridal day, and
hardened somewhat; but it had Kttined a
fine serenity which I hesltuted to disturb
by impotent words of consolation. -And,
besides, she hushed mc���would not lot
. me speak. It was not until latest night,
when we were sitting over a fire together,
.' that tho spell of the post returned upon us
���nd gave me words.
"How can you bear it, "I cried,   "this
sudden loneliness, this   awful desolation
-   aftor all the warmth, the care I���"  ..
"Oh, don't���don't!"  she   interrupted;
"I havo been lying to everyone���surely I
need not He to you."
./'It is not sorrow,''then ?"
"Not sorrow���no���not in that way. "-
?*     "Grace, what was   It!���what   was the
'!_Npthing---lii>ply     a    mistake���from
the "beginning.    He    was very   different
from   the   man   I   thought  him.    I was
blind and foolish and did not know."'    -
'" "And all these years?"-
" Yes, all these years. V
My imagination rushed over them���six
years of a loveless marriage.
VI can see now," : her  voice   went   on ,
. quietly, that soft,   rich voice which   had
won mo first���"I can   see   now that  my
mad Infatuation did not survive twenty-
four hours.. But  then I would not see���I
struggled hard to keep   it,   held If like a
shield against all the shocks. "
'-And at last���"
"  " Yes; at last lt fell about" me in  utter
ruins, and I know that was the end."
"But you could go on?''
-"I did go on���I don't know  whether it
wns'Strength or weakness.   A baby  was
coming���how  could  I support   it?���that
points toward weakness. And then I had
some respect  for  my   vows,   for the  old
feelings for the child's place in tho world
���that, points   toward strength.    On  the
whole,   I   think lt was weakness, for  I
deceived him."
'.'You let him think���"
"Ob,it came about gradually, insensibly.   He wm more coaatarUble when my
raptures ceased, thought I was becoming
quite sensible. We fell easily tothe plains
of the commonplace, and from that it waa
difficult to ascend to the tragic. You seo,
he would not have   known what I meant
by iiate any more than he knew what I
meant by, love.    An   hundred  times the
words of loathing were on my lips,   but
they always stopped there."
"It would havo been better  to speak."
" Perhaps���but I could not have borue
the  way  be   would have  taken it. He
would have laughed and oallod lt a fit of
temper, and said, "Thore 1   There I" and
put his hand on me. I think I should have
killed  him!   Ah,   not   There  were   no
chances for heroics with   him.   He   was
comfortable���he cared for  nothing   else.
I did not have  to   feign���simply to endure."
"And you had no helpf" I said.
"Help! who could help me? No, I
passed through strange phases, For
a while I was desperate and had wild
temptations; murder, suicide; anything
would have been a relief. Then came a
mood of utter blankneas���dull, dumb,
helplessness. And then gradually I rose
out of that into an exalted religious
ecfit-acy. I took counsel of God and gave
him the trouble, and walked through
sordid days unconscious of everything
| but the infinite. But of late I have
i thought that cowardly; it boa seemed
that I ought to solve my problem for myself, and be honestly at work somewhere
and at peace with my boys. He had gone
! on a journey, and I was thinking lt all
over, when suddenly���"
She rose in a tremor and stood by the
fire, her voice chattering between let
"Suddenly they brought me my release
���the news that he was killed. Do you
know, I shrieked with some horrible
emotion���only the fiends know what it
was���not I. For days I was in a wild
state���hours of the old religious ecstacy,
whon it seemed that God bad released
me, nights of torment when I felt I had
murdered him,: moments of madness,
when I could have killed myself, It is
only of late I btgln to realize that I am
She threw out her arms with the word
in a large gesture, and then, after a
pause, sat down and talked on almost
"You  do  not know what it means-
such freedom; the joy, the  wonder of it.
It makes  me  think   of  my transports ;
when I was first in love.     Everything is '
possible, and all the world Ib glad   I can !
love my boys now and work for them���it
seems as if I never had  a chance to love
them  before, o I  ean  carry  out tbe old
dreams and be of use in the world.   I can
breathe and  feel   that  I  am a human
being; and that my life is my owa   You
will never know���God grant itl"
She threw herself on the 'floor and hid
her head on my knees, sllenoed by a rush
of stormy tears, that oeasad not until the'
night was far spent." When it was over, I
knew that the past would rise no more
to torture her, that her cool had accepted
ber release.
She went back to the great oity when
she was bora, built a   borne  among the
hovels  and  tenements  of its poor,   and
opened her house to them.   And there
among starved and  degraded Mills,   her
power increases from day to day. She has
succeeded in  arousing   in her sons  that
large faith in humanity, that fine mercy
and courtesy, which make her own work
beneficent; and if the   elder  was born to
read the world as prose, the younger, will
never lose,   whatever   be tbe  sordidncss .
around him,  a  certain delicate poise  of j
soul   whioh takos the beauty of lifo like j
a song. I see them- from  time to time. !
and win  inspiration  always   from  hurl
richness  in  loving,   for  she-opens  her!
great heart not only to those who strugglo j
and suffer, but to those as well���thojrai-or i
gift���who are born for fulfilment and for i
(tail nt Ren,
Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-.
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furnished whon required.
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Insurance, Real Estate, Commission
and Mining Machinery Agents.
A IU'K'stcr kui>t with full pnrticuliirriof Claims,
Oh, beefsteak in our "Mountain Home."
Uncertain, tough and full of bone,
From thee I'll fly to dainties rare
Upon the Trilby bill of fare.
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on reasonable terms. Oi tiers sent
trough the pursers of tbe steamboats
Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements cache ina_<*, or by mail or
telegraph to C. W. '-task, Balfour, will
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Mining   Broker-
Conveyances,      Deeds,     and
Mining Abstracts
Complete lists of existing Mining location.
NrOTICE is hereby given, in accordance
. with tho Statute., tlmt Provincial
Revenue Tax and all tuxes levied utidorihe
"Assessment Act" arc now due for the year
1896. Alt tho above-named taxes collectible
within the Nelson Division of West Kootenny
arc now payable at my office.
Assessed taxes are collectible ut the follow*
ing rates, viz:
If paid on or before the 30th June, 189G:
One-half of one per cent, on real property
One-third   of one per cent, on  personal
Two per cent, on assessed inlue of wild
One-half of one per cent, on income.
If paid after 30th June, 1836���
Two-thirds of ono per cent, on real property.
One-half of one   per cent,  on  personal
Two and one-half per   cent, on assessed
value of wild land.
Three-fourths of ono per cent, on income.
Provincial Kevenue Tax, 93.00 per capita.
-  O. G. DKNNIS,
Assessor and. Collector.
January 2, .1896. I269)��
Loewen & Campbell,
Are Prepared to IntrodHeeiHIiilngr-aiHin.-
Uonk from tlie.Koatemiy !���
To handle REAL ESTATE in the new
towns and otherwise act in the" iu-
terests of owners in the B. C. Mining
The above is the Only Firm on the
Coast doing Fire Insurance Business,
and having Agent, in the Towns of
Kootenay. ��� ������ [I6j)
._ To where, full fed on all the best,
��� My troubled souhshall find its rest
��� \}JJ\ cheerful smile and shriek in glee
'���,'fThe Trilby is the place for me."    ,
��i- i?" S-"7^Vrhen  Solomoit'-'said/'fEat, Drink   and   be Merry" he was
thinking of the Trilby." -       -���.���-'-*--'.  ,:.-...      .     Ulo\
Do lot Waste Wood and Stall Shiver.'
Costs little, saves much.    Gives   Comfort.    Removes Cold  and Fo
Air and Maintains same Temperature in all parts of the house.
The system is installed in The Miner Office.  Call ::nd see how it works.
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���AMI^��_f^_^iJ.'i,a,,    '     -*��lWa*��-"��N 1MK AND  SHEET STFJ-I,
mii-ieiig shovels, wike bopes, manuia hopes,
Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn." ,;..
(133) -    YANOOTJYEBjB.  c
Provincial Land Surveyor.
In order that readers may   understand
the meaning ofthe abovo heading, I would
beg to render them the following particulars:���Dating back to the period of biblical history,  two  young  princes named
Hassan and Hussein appeared in the Mussulman dominions, supposed to have been
���ent as the Mussulman prophets.    About
the same time Mohammed   made his appearance, declaring on his part that he had
been sent as their prophet. ' This led to
strife between the two sects,during whioh,
through some mistake which cannot be
accounted for,   the   young  princes were
-mnrdered by their own worshipper*"" The"
Persians aver since have performed a year*
ly penance  for the deed in ��� most barbarous and sickening manner,   as you  vrill
learn from the following particulars which
I (an eye-witness) will endeavour to give.
On the evening of the 3rd July all Persians, rich  and poov;< assembled   at   the
Mosque,   Cairo,   and' inarched   to   their
church, a distance of about two  or two
and a half miles, In the following order
and manner:���Leading the "proceeston".
are the most  notable  Persians in  Cairo,
weeping and wailing, "after which come a
few priests "chanting and encouraging the
followers in the performance of their pen-
ance; then come about a dozen  strong,
j big men, naked  to  the waist, carrying
j, hoavy iron olialns, with which they inflict
j severe wounds on their backs and   shoul-
I dors, in some places tearing the flesh clean
j out, the blood flowing freely from all; thon
��� coine two youngy boys (about three yeors
: old), mounted on drab ponies,representing
��� Hassan nnd Hussein, carrying sharp,bright
steal knives, with which thoy stroke thoir
forehonds,    repeating ��after    tho ��� priests
'  ''Hassan is dead," Hussein is dead,"thoir
faces painted  a bright red  to represent
blood flowing therefrom  (some years ago
these boys wore sacrificed, but this Is not
'now   permitted);   then comes the most
ghastly aud   horrible spectacle which  I
think it is possible to behold-    Two rows
of wild mon���about 25 in each row���mad
with drink givon them,slowly following in
side-wise near each side of the street, with
their backs to the people, each  clutching
the other side with their left   hands, and
. supported by. a stout rope passing along
each row; in their right hand carrying a
sharp, broad sword about 214   feet   long;
each   rapidly repeating trom beginning
to end of the "procession, ""Hassan! Hi__-'
sein!" at the mention of each nam* cutting their   clean-shaven   heads in such a
manner as to make the blood flow freely
from the wounds, dyeing their pnee snow-
white   ghalabiehs (long robes worn by the
Arabs), a bloody red from head, "���to . foot,
tha priest continually wiping   the blood
out of the men's eyes.   This is kept up all
the way to their church, and there   until
they fall down exhausted, many.or them
dying from the effects of the self-inflicted
wounds.    On arrival at their own church
they fall upon and. kill a one-year-old ram,
which is tied by tho legs to each corner of
tho building by four long ropes, and each
person attending the ceremony consumes a
pioco of tho raw, flesh.   The   whole   ceremony lasts from about  9 p.m., till about
three o'clock the following morning, and
the  "procession" through the streets ij
witnessed by. about   50,000 people  every.
ysar. [
\" OTICE is hereby given that tho reserva-
___., t i ion place on a block of lan_ situated
on tlio north bank of the Kootenay Rivor and
on iho west 'arm Of Kootenay Lake, notice
wli-Tuof wns published in thc British Col-
r.'iiiii.t ----Lie, and dated.7lh March, 1888, has
Co-ii cancelled.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works
Lands and Works l-cpartrocnt,
Victoria, B. C, 6th March, 1896.        (312)
���^     - . :C
Kno. n . Throughout the Whole World
McLennan, MoFeely & Co.
Wholesale Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils,
Stoves and Tinware,
COUUTSof Assize and_Nisi Prlus, and of
Oyer and Terminer and General,, Gaol
Delivery, will be holden at the places and on
the dates following, viz.:���
* Town of Nelson, on Monday, thc lath day of
Juno, 1896.
Town of Donald, on Monday, tho 22nd day of
June, 1896.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Ollice,
!3th March, 1896. (317)
A     flrst class engineer for Diamond Drill,
~\ several years experience, wants contract
under the following conditions:
Will receive One /--Dollar., per-foot" and will
liiiiifolf pay the wages, board, etc., of' tho men
A.s there is no prolit at that low rate lie
would also expect to receive an interest in the
Address DIAMOND D1ULL, P. O. Box 3H
Vancouver, B. C.
��� -UIE -.-F.-TS FOR ���
Brinsmead & Nordieimer Pianoa.
Dixon, Borgeson & Oo.'s Show Oases.,
Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper. and
Twine. (125)
c!i Will WATSON  CO., Ll.
Big Money Makers,
Of   any   description,  for    Saloons,
Hotels and Cigar Stores.
Cor. Cordova and ���amble -freets,
B. o:
VANCOUVER,   a.   C.
A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet
Articles, Wholesale ,and Retail. Goods Right. Prices
Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.
10 O -������'"���-'���of '*--*'-rs'' CI-,S!K T1,"ot-h>' ."ay.
billed.   Kor  particulars apply to
Fit ED UlhhlNGS.
Ven.on B.C.
���is the Residence of Mr. G. .0. Buchanan,
situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing
'.'rooms and occupying a lot and a hulf. with a
frontage of 374 feet. The house contains all
conveniences and has a splendid view of the
Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to
(288) Nelson or Kaslo.
VICTORIA, B.  C.    29Q)
Pag. Pons-ord Bros.
0^Nllng��:Hirc-l. Vancouver,,B, _.
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;
S. E. corner Baker and Josophino utrceU,
Loan- negotiated on N eUuii property.   Collectioim mado.   C< ���>;, vcyancing 4oou men ts drawn np
Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.
Lots in Blocks 1. 2, 4, 7 and 10.
BEST     BXTSiaSTEeS    _?__^_S_c    03?    THE   TOW2ST,
Also Lots in Addition A for Eesidences.
W. A. JOWETT        -        NELSON, B.C.
S. S. Alberta
LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and
-.elson Monday, \\ ednesday and Saturdav
at 8 a. ta.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays
^"^V^-tP-V01, -Snot Ba>* Ainsworth
and Kaslo llonday. Wednesday Thursday
���md Saturday at 3 p. m.; Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m. -
Close connection is thus made between Lake
, ?��eT.r*R?2t��szradiac��ming traiD80'
1 n^T^^^^Sr^^ ��_rd
18Kh:-ubSoSch^. fa iD effCCt 16th M8-7'
I Pun*.. M unto
SNAPS' ?^sc^^s2ti^-^
Jimi J ���    TTOTONSand W00LS.50 Cts. to $i.00PER^lU).
Another lotof thow 4foot Curtain Poles with Bran Fixtures complete for 25*
Blankets and Comforters.  Letter, Orders/ Eeceive Prompt Attention.
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 $2- 50, with Napkins to match.
A full Line.ui.Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc. -
& "5TOTJ3STGf-3
137 Cordora Street V-moonver. *��
���m \M
THE MINER, NELSDN, B. ���., SfrtUfttfAYJ&PRlL 4;'^*S
Ife .JHSner.
THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and
will be mailed to any address in Canada or
the United Stales, for one year on receipt of
two dollars.    Single copies live cents.   "'
CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS insertedat the'ra/e of$j per columninch, per
month. ''
TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil
line, firstinsertion, and10 cents per line for
each subsequent insertion. Advertisements
running for shorter periods than three
months are classed transient.
must be accompanied by the name and ad-,
dress of the writer, not. necessarily for
publication, but as evidence of good faith'.
PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at \
the shortest notice.
.Hi Minir Printing.* Publishing cc
'nu.il outlay that would in many ease-
buy every pound of produce, .and the
vehicles transporting it, that pass
over the roads from one year to another. '
��� < We hear ent.rely too much about
"very great expenditures" and far too
little about revenues from our mining
districts." Some comparative tables
would prove interesting, and probably
instructive, to even those who sit "in
the high places."
The budgebspeech of Premier Tnrnci
xx synopsis of which is given elR"\vh. re,
is chiefly interesting to  this _e-t_io__
from the prominent part whi'-h mining matter!' play all  through   \\\- address.,   After some   ititroduclnry   remarks   on   revenue,    and    fnvoi-abli*
comparisons with previous ye.-ii-,  the
Premier  continues:'" "This   indicates
that in spite of bad times the  revenue
producing power is   increasing,   and
this is still  more emphatically shown
by the rapid rise under the head of
mining receipts." which   in  the past
-' five years have gone up'from  ,.32,000
to  $72,000!     He   then    proceeds:   "I
think the increase of revenue   hardly
needs much   explanation.   The   niining receipts are based on the new re\"
enue that is now coming in so. rapidly
���owing  to' increased  mining   developments and the large influx of population arising therefrom.   The increase
under the head of taxes results partly
from   the normal increase   that bas
been going on for some years, and 'added to this is the increased rate of taxation under the new assessment.   Tin-
mineral rax speaks for itself.    I admit
that I am somewhat in the dark as to
this.   But I have consulted some of the
most eminent mining men in the province and have got their views about it.
I have placed it at   $75,000   though
many expect that it will reach $100,000.
The largest estimate is that there   will
be $13,000,000 of ore at market price
turned out,   whilst the lowest places
the production at  $6,000,000.   I have
valued it close to the lowest liuiit.
Of the increase of $7,000 in the Administration of Justice estimates he
remarks: "1 may say that I believe
this expenditure does a great deal of
good, as the effectual administration
of justice in our province is the admiration .of strangers coming in. Influential American mining men wlio have
recently visited us assure me that it
was a great satisfaction to them to in*
vest in British Columbia. Th -y said
not only were we lightly taxed here,
but we had perfect laws."
Speaking of the general reduction oi
salaries a word is added on the only
amounts which have so far escaped the
pruning knife, namely the ministers'
salaries. These he thought might in
fairness be reduced ten percent as in
the case of the highest salaries in the
various departments.
;       CAI'JTAL   COMING.
The leading   financial and   mining
papers of London  and  other centers
have recently taken fi most encouraging tone regarding British Columbia
jiff'tirs..   A,series of successful, mining
ventures in other parts of the world
hap.-pub capitalists in a better fraj^e of
jhihd regarding -niining investiricnts
than  for'.years past.   Encajl'^aged by
thf*e mie cesses' t hey are now" preparing
to  investigate the  inducements   held
out   by Bi'ttish Columbia.   A number
of strong investment aud exploration
-onipanies have been  formed in Eng
land, and   with   the openin
prospecting season their engineers and
representatives  will  be in  our midst.
As noted in tbe last issue of the Mineb
the London Mining Journal says that
the   employment    hy   syndicates-   in
England of eminent experts to visit
our  mines,  shows that the promising
young colony of British Columbia has
i\% last received the attention  it deserves.
Fortunately we are now in theaabis-
factory position of being able to show
these, men something not only worth
the trip, but which can legitimately
engage the attention of their heaviest
capitalists. It is a well known fact
that English money rarely goes in any
considerable quantities into new mining regions until they have passed the
"prospect hole" period. This stage is
how, with Kootenay, a thing of the
past. In'output and depth of development we have passed the period of probation. It is.gratifying to know that
such firms as Bewicke & Moreing, the
Exploration Company,"and other London companies of almost equal weight
an* beginning to realize this fact and
are taking steps accordingly,
But no sooner does a company offer to
open up one of the most promising of
the'tnining districts by means of a railway without fee or reward  than members of thu Legislature  treat the  pro-
motors ;is if they were the enemies of
the province,  and    do   their  best   to
hamper and   discourage   them.   The
way in   which  the promotors   of the
Columbia and Western Railway Com-,
pany are being treated by  a  few   of
those   members   says  very   little   for
their public spirit and their tegard for
the welfare of the province as a whole.
Itis said that the company intends to
ask for a grant of land as soon ns they
get a charter.   It will be time enough
when  the company asks for a   laud
grant for the Legislature  to say on
what  conditions   it  shall   be    given.
But now, when nothing is asked for,
it is difficult to see what is to be gained
for any part or the province by regarding the company with suspicion and
'distrust and by   placing   obstacles   in
their way.
;0p,en from 1p.m. to 6a*m
MISS   _VE.  IM.   _DTX_-r_F*-_-,
 .     (250)
l'I.OFI..S|ONAI_   I'AltDg.
" f   m    ! C-v*   ?��� -^iS^OND-TmTd:; C. M., (Kdin
of   the ! VT> burgh),Phy:- *  ~ -
.-,, .  -...���..,;. ..jsiciun and Surgeon.
! Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.
ALEX.   SKINNUR,. Law  Office  over  Dr.
Nelson  ire"8   I)ru*"--'������-.-���?!������-������    -Uttker   St-rcet,
Brokers, General Commission and  Kor
warding Agents, Kevelstoke Sutign*.-.-:'    (302)
.J^     C. BRYDONEJACK, K.-A,;      '""--������
Barrister and Solicitor.- -.,<-���    ���
A  Full Statement of Fact, is required' for.
Advice by Correspondence. ' "'.''���*
������ -��-_'
Inns of Co irt. * " Vancouver, >B.-C:
Two new English Portable Engines,
8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.
One Stationary [Engine and Boiler.
One Engine and   Boiler  for Steam
Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,
Steel, Iron,  etc.
Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  .
Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,
75 Government St.,
Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.
Nelson in 1892, will communicate, by letter,
with the undersigned ho will hear of something
to his advdnt��ge.
W. A. JOwM-TT, Nel;o_i, B. C.
COUUBU and Kwreui'iuiLwir .Ml
���'--   ���MVMWN.CMIPMV
To make space for new stock we will *��j
Sell   Note   Paper,   Envelopes -^
and General Stationery _=f
at Cost.
|       Novels Two for 25 Cents.
Cor. Stanley and Sil&a Streets,
is the intention of thc Columbia and
Kootenay Hailway and Navigation Company
to apply to the Railway Committee of the
Privy Council to sanction the building andE
construction of a branch line of railway front
a point on the Columbia und Kootenay Railway about three and a quarter mile's east of
Robson, to a point on tho bank of the Kootenay
River at its junction with tho 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 io sanction the appropriation of the
necessary lands for that purpose under the
compulsory powers vested in tne said Company,
by the Railway Act or any other Act in its.
behalf. r
[Signed] J. D. TOWNLEY,
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 23,1896.       [290, 22,2.6]
Wholesale Merchants Only.
��� -*��� kX.���2���
Sole Agents, for B. C. for Brown's
. The visit of Inspector Fletcher of the
postofiice department has resulted in
additions tc the local mail service
which will b'e'i very gratifying tothe
public generally. We heed now ho
longer wonder why with steamers plying daily between Kaslo and Nelson
tbe mails were only dispatched triweekly. Begining -.with April 1st the
various steamers will-J^e utilized to
give a daily mail between these points".
Several other matters received official
attention'as noted elsewhere.   ���
Best Locution lu Town.   Beautiful Views.
Bar  now  Open  and  Stocked with
Choice Liquors and'Cigars.
Unequalled in Kootenay.
Give us a trial and  be   Convinced.
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
rpAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Ellacott
X acting as agent for William Perdue and
John Brown and John G. McKay, has illed the
necessary papers and made 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 tho
date of the first publication of this notice in thc
British Columbia Gazette.
N. FITZSTUBBS,        l
Government Agent. *f
Dated Kelson, B. C, Feb. 17,1896.     (2a5,25,2.6)r***
Turning again   to   mining   matter-
Mr Turner "said   regarding the    new
mineral tax: ''I may say that the  feeling on both sides'of the house  i-i.  that
in,view of tbe.very large expenditure*.
that have   been  made   of 1*1'.-   year?
with the object of assisUng the'.uuti-
ing population and of encouraging the
development'of the mineral re>oiirci*s,
- -that the province is ent it led  to a' return in the form of met eased   revenue
. from the 'districts  that have  been so
benefitted  by this great expenditure.
The utmost care has been exercised in
the adjustment of the new tax in order
to make it fair and not oppressive, and
many of th^Kprinciipal mining owners
���'��� and those interested in mines have expressed their opinion that the tax proposed  is eminently  liberal and   just.
I am inclined to believe   that   if  anything it errs in being rattier too   low"
The speech closes with some general
. remarks, of which the followihg'is' the
Anal paragraph: ,
"I think that taking them as a whole
. they show that the province is making
good and steady progress, and that,
owing no doubt largely to the development of our mining districts, now go-
ing'on, our revenue will from this time
increase in - greater proportion than
it has hitherto done, and that the "improvement in our mining propects is
likely to have a more beneficial elfect
in our agricultural sections." . - -
' Official recognition of the importance of the mining industry in B. C,
has been slow in coming, but now that
it is here let us hope that it ��� will not
again be lost ��� sight of. Mention ��� is
made above of the " great expenditures" which has been necessary to
assist the mining population, and to
encourage mineral development. * This
is followed by the claim that the province is entitled to increased revenue
i from the districts so_ benefilted.
Sums so spent, in Kootenay at least,
! have been good investments for the
Government.   Very good indeed when
compared with some sections  where
"agricultural"   lands are opened   by
Recent inforpation contained in
despatches front .the Transvaal is to
the effect that the situation is again
assuming an- alarming attitude. A
strong feeling is said to exist among
the Dutch all over South Africa, and
it would appear as if they were preparing for a struggle with Great Britain. A cable dispatch from Cape Town
says recently:
The Trausvaal is being fortified, burghers are'arm ing to the teeth and
.. -_"__��'-___'._ P._op__L_;.Ut_PA_g_?_____)-lv_-.Ar_e.
b.ing made, eight forts being; built
at Pretoria. . Emissaries  have  been
sent to.the Orange Free-State and to
('ape Colony, it is reported, to stir up
race feeling. Germany, Austria and
France it is said here, will guarantee
independence   to the   Transvaal   if
..necessary..*. '���      -.,        "
-..* *
In an address, recently delivered before-the Mining-and Emigration Convention at Helena, Hon. C. D. Egerton
manager of the-'First National Bank
of Helena, made the following pertinent, remarks:   "Montana is to be eon-
-grahilated on  what  sho   has   done
towards developing her vast mineral
resources.   Almost   unaided she has
brought her'-production of minerals
to   their   present condition,  which
entitles   her to a leading   position
" among the  mining states;  hut like
all western  states we  must look to
eastern  and foiVign capital to aid in
the -great"    work   of  development,
which shall ultimately place her in'a
position  to attract  the attention of
the world-as! a mining center; a con-
snmation earnestly to be wished for
Yisitors to Kaslo and the Slocan  will
*��� will  find every accommodation.
".j*',,        ���        EDWIN CUMMINGS,
28��) Proprietor
m. on
proximo, this Board will
(Sundays and holidays excepted)
in the Board Room,
Bastion Sq., Victoria, B. C.
For   further  particulars'apply to
the undersigned.
By order of the Board,
(309) F.  ELWORTHY, Sec.
Notice of Application for Grown Grant.
TAKE NOTICE that J. F. Ilitchie,
as agent John C. Gore, has illed tho
necessary papers and made application for a
Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim
"C and C," situated in tho Trail Creek: Mining
Division of West Kootenny District.
Adverse claimants (i�� any) must file their objections within 00 'days from the date
of. the first publication of this notice in the
British Columbia Gazette.
. Government Agent.
Nelson, B. C, Feb. 13,1896;-.-      (290.15-2-6,)
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
TAKE Notice that Frank C. Loring has lllcd
the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral
claim "St. Elmo," situated in- thc Trail
Creek Mining Division of' the District of A\ est
Adverse claimants, if any, must flic, their
objections with mo within.- 00. days froih the
date of the first appearance of ihis notice in the
British Columbia Ua-cttc. ;
Government Agent,
Datod Nelson, Feb, 1, 1896. [285-8,2,0]
We also .are-modest and will   not  tell vou what-the
Governor-General said about "4 Crown Whiskey."
It-i^as ours,  and is generally judged to .
v      ���'������;        \be away ahead of tea.
Is now able to supply the town and district with
a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle
Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.
Bottle Beer at $10 per BarreLj
-I.1IL   ��KI��KRS   PKOIM-TILl   ATTKM��KI��   TO.
Notice of Application for Crown Grant*
rpAKE Notice that Oliver Bordau has filed
_)- the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grantin favour of thomineral
claim���'-Lily-May" situated "in the Trail Creek
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Adverse claimants, if any, must file thoir objections with nie within'(SO days from tiie date
of tho first appearance of this notice in the
British Columbia Gazette.
Government Agent.
Dated Nclson'_B.;,C., Feb. :i, 189(5.     (286-8,2.0)
nnd .much "nearer" fniinti.oh, than is
realized * by tht>" ""inajylity* of oiir
people. The uioni.d centers of the
_'ist could send millions to Montana
for investment,. and would do so, if
niining operations w^re thoroughly
understood in eastern cities', and
proper snfeguaids attached to such
These remarks apply with double
force to British Columbia and 'the
attraction of Canadian and English
capital. Once let mining operations
as a legitimate business become
thoroughly understood in the great
financial centers of the east and across j
the "Atlantic, and British Columbia will
not 'long go begging for the means to
put herself even beyond where Montana
stands today.
We hear, says the Victoria Colonist,
Biilijiglots -������ nt lelSfli
The undersigned have received instructions
to sell at Public Auction on ���-    ���'    -,
1896, at,7.30 p. m.j-
Hoover's MiiDi t
A map showing the location of all the
Lots to be offered can be inspected at
our office. Sale .will take place at our
Rooms, in the Bealey Block, Nelson.
���Nelson*, "March'18, 189G. (314)
Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.
"*Vf OTICK'is j hereby given that E_ Mahon
_13l has filed'the necessary papers and made
application for "������."Crown'' Grunt in favor of the
mineral claim '.I'aci|iji>" situated in the Nelson
Alining Division of AVeHt Kootenay.
Advors.' claimants, if any, must file their
objections'..,wtth mo within 60 days from lhe
lii-fit, publication of this notice in the British
Columbia Gazette.
Government Agent.
Dated Nelson',-!-.C, March 5, 18D0.     CW7,7,3,ti)
Notice of'Applicutioii for Crown Grant.
ri-*Al.K NOTICK Mint W. A. JowoM,
X- acting-as ugcnl. for Kdwnrd Malum,
has liled tho, necessary papers and made
application for-a Crown Grunt in favour of the
mineral claim "Yorkee Joke," situated in the
Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.
Adverso ^claimants, if any,   must (lie their
objections with mc within 66 days from the
date of the lirst publication of this notice in
Ihq British Columbia Gazette.
��� j'' fc7 N.  FITZSTUBBS,
, ���    ">" Government Agent.
,-Dat00 at Nelson, March 17, 181)0. (.'li'll
Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.
KAMLOOPS    _B    r*
V'tf-tT-.'.-AT.'-      OF    IMI'ttim'M-..-*'-'.
a great deal in these days about the,' Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.
. * ���
resources of the province and the duty
of the   Legislature   to
every possible way those who are  en
''I    Wkst Kootkxav District.   Whekk _.o-
catkd���Toad Mountain.
rpAKE NOTICE that I, W. A. Jowett, as
JL agent foi E.LMahon, free miner's certill-
catc,No. 51,931, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to.apply to the Gold Commissioner for
acertilicate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of thjeabbvc claim, j
And further take notice, thatadvers- claims j
must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and I
action commenced botore the issuance of such !���
certificate of improvement". I
Dated this 25th day of JanuAry, 189G. ; SOtE
��� '  " , W. A. JOWETT,       !
(216���23,11, 5) Agent for E. Mahon '
��� T    .LAND - ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC.,
. ���   lt   " ��� FISH CANNING   AND   MINING
French Kanges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.
importance of developing the  mineral ��� -""PAKE  NOTICE   that Frank Fletcher   as
���--'-��� A  . agent for John  J.  Baker and  James F
-    i-""-* has liled the nece.--.-ary papers and made
of  the   Legislature   to   encourage- in   a*JP''ca,tlon fora crown irrant in favor of the
��-*���*���> "uncnil claim   "Queen Victoria," situated in
-. -   --.   , l."<i kelson mining division of West Kootenay.
gaged in the work  of   utilizing  them. ' jc^io^-^^^^^^nf ^ ^^'o^
The most effective way of   develdnine , S1*^ Publication of this notice in the British
,, . '     "   t-olumbia Gazette.
those    re_oiit.es is   by    constructing' N. FITZSTUBBS. i.
'   '       ' Government Agent
. ...       c���'-      "j   vn_-_    iioumic* i-   ny     -i-n-crnc-ine- ��� v fitzst
expens.ve roads _aa.ntan.ed afc an an-1 railways through the mineral districts8 j Bated at N.Uon. r C. _^SBlb
NO llCt is hereby, given that the partner
ship heretofore existing between Frank
-Simpson and Julius Ehrlich. carrying or biisK
JUirt^K01.*1"11 erocersat Baker Street, Nelson,
th?wh'V.!rm ��il'��e��fS niP-on & Co.', wilS on
the 18th day of March instant, dissolved by
mutual consent. Julius Ehrlich retiring. Frank
fcimp-on will continue the business ��w hereto
And further take notice, that Mr.  Uobert L
Sowell is authorized to collect and <ii-charg��al
debts due to and owin. by the late firm and a
persons indebted thereto  are requested to pa"
the same to Mr.  Uobert  L. Sowell for ln.Ilh
and hi, receipt ihall be a sufficient discharge
KOC'K DKIIJ.   CO.'S .��>TI_AH   K��<'K   IIICIM.S.
A.\l�� i.\<;kk.>.oll
P     -Mc. 6 Cliatham and 71 Store Street
P. 0. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C.
Witness:       in
NeUon, March 27, 1890.
MR. 8M1III ^ CO.
Biscuit Manufacfurers.
���W"_RITE    lETO-R,   PKICE   LIST.
VICTORIA        -        B.C.    .*. .(i-.,*) ^���������-*-*  ,-'>'  pr*^       TIIE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1896.  ."5ft--".--  MM.  5DN  ���������HON  TUC  WED  Thi)  m  ���������SAT  '*���������������:  ���������*������_������-  /  ;_?  j  4  ������  7  <_?  9  10  11  /_2  /J  /-4  15  16  17  18  /P  20  21  22  23  24  25  20  27  23  29  30  <_���������������>  m .  '��������� .* ���������    *���������   *���������'-*'.  THE BUDGET  SPEECH.  Premie* Turner Outlines the Financial Condition of the Province. ������������������  the Money Come-   from and  iJkvn It Will BeiSiient.  ��������� .Hon. J.'H.. Turner, Premier, ,in iutro-  duoingf' the. estimates, made a. lengthy  review of the'financial condition of the  province. Moat of 'the figures have been,  given in the estimate-, but their comparative bearing was ..much iiiore clearly  brought out. After some introductory  remarks, the .speaker continued:  "The total revenue to June 30th last  waa $896,025, being $74,365 over.the  .evehhe of the previous year, but $262,-  000 teas than was calculated on when  the.-eatimates 'were, made ' in - tbe session  of 1894. This, shortage from the estimate* wu cuused by the fall off of land  _oi..,. $125,000; timber- royalties, $24,-  000; real eat ate tax. $12,000; peiadnal  property tax; $11,000; wild land tax,  $16,000; registry fees, $11,000,; and  Chinese t_x, $5,000, and of the sum-of  $130,000 from the sinking fund account,  which waa not transferred na. expected.  These, amounts account for $72,000 more  than the actual shortage. We. have,  however, on ; the other hand, several  lines of revenue which exceed the estimates, such as mining receipts by $16,-.  000, revenue tax $5,000, premium Slooao  bonds; $23,000, interest, $12,000, miscellaneous . and otbera being also consider:  able over the estimates.','.,  '...'Ihe . Premier then proceeded "to point  ont in connection witli   taxes on real and  personal property   that though they are  below tbe. estimate, made  of them still  tbey show u. considerable,  increase, over  the actual receipts of  the previous year,  |bb real property to the extent of $12,000,  personal,.property   $10,000.and revenue  tax $7,000..- This  indicate, that in spite  of   bad   times :the .revenue producing  power  is increasing,   and this   is   still  more, emphatically   shown   by the rapid  rise.under the head of mining receipts.  They have gone up. during the last five  veara   as   follows:* 1892,   $32,000; 1893.  $53,000;   1894,   $49,000;   1895.   $72,000;  and I may say   that iu  the present year  thia'.will be exceeded. .,  ;��������� "Turning .'to. the. expenditure, for the  ���������urae year we  find   the   total   vote wtia  -$l,542,-49;-whilsti.th_lamount-_actunlly_  expended was   $1,972,330, - an excess of  ,. $429J987.   The' greater part of this over  ; expenditure.wa������, however,   provided for  by statute,   which   covered expenditure  oii the Parliament buildings and in connection' with ' the ��������� new   loan,   these two  amounting.to $415,6-8 of it.   There was  also an ove;;  expenditure, on "Admi-is-  fration   ot.' justice���������salaries"  of   some  $3,500 caused by the vote to sherifFH Loving-been omitted.   The insane   asylum  required $4,691 ,over the vote aud the ad-,  hiinistuition   of   justice   other than salaries -early.$23,000' over, owing largely  to the iucreiiH-d- cost   of 'jurors nnd witnesses   i-iii".   transporting, of   prisoners.  Public   works,*, such- as  schools, gonls,  acviums, took   $43,000  over; miscellan-  eo'uH $27,000,   the   greater'part of this  arifing from the payment ot the Nakusp  & Sloe.-u Hailway  bonds���������$18,000 which  had not been provided   for  in  the  esti-  m.ites.   On the other side of the account  the   expenditure   for  civil   government  salaries was $15,000 less   than the Bum  voted; education,   $8,000, less and some  other .mall lines also less.   It will thus  be seen that the votes of the House were  very closely kept to.  We now turn to the current year that  is up to the 30th of June next.    I think  1 shall be safe in saying that there are  indications of very marked improvements. The revenue ' is.. estimated to  amount io $1,035,989. I may'with confidence say that it will come very close to  that figure, while the "expenditure will be  approximately as estimated. We 'will  now - .consider what more immediately  interests us. That is the estimates now  in'your.hands for the coming'"y.ar'com-  mencing 1st of July next. The total  revenue is placed at $1,163,789, which is,  I think, a conservative estimate, being  only $123,800 over the estimate for the  current year; to this has to be. added the  amount on hand, about $300,000. The  increase arises ar follows:  An increase in timber royalties, 810,000;  mining receipt8,$39,000* lioenses, 816,000;  real property tax, $15,000; personal  property tax, $15,000; income tax, S22,-  000; revenue tax, $15,000; new mineral  tax, $75,000; interest and other minor  increases, making in all S217.000 increase.  Bat from this we have to allow for some  sources of levenue which are "expected  to produce less than the estimate for the  current year. Theso are land sales. ������80,'  000; registry fees. 82,000; miscellaneous,  82,000, and other small amounts, making  in all $94,000.    ...  If we now take up the expenditure for  the same year, we find it placed at  Sl.372,078,.about 8000,000' less than the  gross expenditure to the 30th of June  last and $60,000 over the vote for tlw  cttTTJot year.   For the public rtpbt there  is ai increase "bver the __u_*ent*y_i_x of  $"������������������47.5,- being caused-^ **fc*_;__t-r������_- and  ���������sir*kipjf fUdd on the last k)__-ja<*"*2,0-0,-  .0-0.   Civil  government  salarieB'������rB**S*-*  duced by about 810,000, caused .'by'._������-'  ductions all round.    Administration* of  justice salaries show an apparent increase  of     about    $3,000,   bat     this     arises  from the necessity of adding to the police  -force, the voteP*_������aw ��������� providing for seven  additional-constables. There is also added  the vote for sheriffs, which was inadvertently left out last year, .though it had to  tie paid.    'As    a' fact, the salaries have  been reduced iu this department by about  $7,000.   There'is a reduction under maintenance of public  institutions.of about  $5,000, caused-by   the   smaller'  requirements for the- printing   ollice   and the  Provincial   Home;   and for   works   and  buildings $37,000 less is asked, the large  expenditure during the coming year being principally'on  the  public buildings'  in Nnnaimo.  ' 'Under miscellaneous, the decrease is  about $9,000,'caused by the reduction in  the votes for, ,the London oflice, the  -Board of Health and the revision of the  statutes.- These account for much more;  but on the other hand there are increased  votes for fire departments and agricultural societies. * . ���������  Administration- of justice shows as increase of $7,000. This is a subject of  expenditure-which it is almost impossible to reduce. The administration of  justice must be effectively kept up for  the advantage of the Providce.  Under education we see an increase of  $20,000, although most ot the salnnes in  this department has been reduced.' The  increase arises solely" ou the-large addition of children to our population. There  are now, I believe, over ''1.,'400 enrolled.  Thc expenditure on roads- .streets and  bridges, it will be -seen, ���������is;-845l000 more  thau for the current year."  Then follows a lengthy explanation ;of  the status o"N,the various recent government loans and'the condition of provincial credit iu the 'financial ��������� circles dt the  world. Figures were -produced to show  that the credit value of the province has  increased 12% per ceh't."8ib-e'1891.  CKIPPLE CREEK.  that are tributary Trail, and some interesting figures on output and values. The  big-smelter comes in for a paragraph,'  and the description of the town concludes  as*.allows: "At the present writing, the  town of Trail possesses ten good hotels,  eight saloons, four restaurants, eight  general stores, one big hardware Store,  two meat markets, tour barber .shops,  two news and-- stationery stands, one  bank, one jewelry: store, one drug store,  one tailor shop, two sawmills, two blacksmith shops, a' big' brewery, bottling  works, one billiard hall, two real estate  offices, two livery stables, several dray  lines, newspapers, churches, .schools,  postoffice, telegraph and telephone offices,  one depot nnd a second soon to be constructed, one bakery, while ground is  being prepared and buildings erected for  one three-story and one four-story hotel,  a plant for the British Columbia Iron  Works, un other for tbe/Mac Machiue  AVorks, several stores and' other enterprises. The British Columbia Smelting  and  Refining Company   is putting   iu  ���������electric light works for the town, the  lights to be turned on soon, and is preparing to furnish Trail with a system of  waterworks. A ferry has been .built to  connect the two shores of the Columbia  at this point,   and   a   wagon  road now  ���������completed from the Spokane Falls &  "Northern railway at Sayward, six miles  .'Si-taut from Trail, to the ferry in question; The Canadian Pacific proposes to  build to Trail this year, and make Trail  ;its terminus   in    this   district.    Trail's  ^population was on  March 1, 1896, about  '1500."  Most of the Humors Need Salting a Little���������  _"'    Interesting News.  "Cripple Creek offers a good field for  the undertaker," said J. J. Madigan,  of Seattle, to a Post-Intelligencer reporter. He had just returned from a  trip to that country. "'People are dying of pnuenuonia at the rate of 15  or 20 a day, and so many have died  that they won't allow a death list tb  be published.  "If you want to meet anybody you  have not seen for n long time," he continued, "go to Cripple Creek and you  will, run across them. They are there  from all over the world and tbey all  have the mining fever. Why." he said  with a gesture of disgust, "you can't  even talk to a man running a peanut  booth under $3,000. They want that  much to even move out.  ' "I went to the best hotel in the  place,1 and with the exception of the  meals it was a very poor excuse. A  whisper in one room could be heard  all over the building. They charged  $4 aday, and a saloon and gambling  house were run in connection. Everything is wide open, and the gambling  dens are crowded all. the time. Few  big bets are made, $20 being- the  highest I saw. While the weathi-r was  fine during the day it because cold am!  raw at "night, and the people _tay_d  indoors.      .  .. "They say there are 22 trains in and  out of Cripple Cieek daily, running  over the Midland railroad from Denver and the Cripple Creek and Florence railroad which connects with the  Denver & Rio Grande. Few have any  idea of the importance of the little,  towns near Cripple Creek at which the  mines are located, Gellet, about an  hour's drive from Cripple Creek, is the  inost.impor.tHnt.of _these,__LotS-in_cen-_  tral locations jumped from* $50 !o  $3,000 there in thrpe days:' There is  some talk of making that the terminal  point ofthe Midland railroad company.  Victor, where Stratson's famous .Independence mine is. and Anaconda are  also important."  ��������� 'Mr. Madigan showed specimens of  ore taken from the Iudependedce that  would average $100,000 to the ton, he  said. The ore seems worthless and its  valve is discovered through portions of  the rock that' have been rousted-by  natural .irruptions.  '���������' "Gold bill, near Cripple Creek, is  dotted with prospects and shaft  houses." he continued, "although experts say the ore is of a pockety nature  and the . best properties are petering  out.". _  -       TRAIL.  The Trail Board of Trade has issued  some 20,000 little pamphlets, containing  descriptive matter on the town nnd the  attraction offered to the world by that  vicinity. The first part of the write up  contains general information on the various miues in  the Trail Creek country  Of  THE    partnership   heretofore existing   be-  ���������tween T. B. May and Horace Diihamel  carrying on _u_-ii.es- as barbers atNelson, B.C..  lias this day been" dissolved by mutual consent.  "The said T. J3. May assumes all liabilities  and all'indebtedness of the said linn  is to bo  paid to hiiit.  Dated at Nelson, B. C���������  [3231 .' this 31st day ot March, 1896,  NOTICE.  B.C.  & Mi  VANCOUVER B C  Will open for Purchase and Sale of  MINING  STOCKS  and   other   Securieties   on  Tborsflay, April 2nd, 1896  List of Brokers authorized to do  business - on. the. Exchange, can be  had on application, and Companies  desirous of listing can communicate  with the Secretary.  Notice of Application tor Liquor License. ,  I hereby give notiee that thirty days from  this date 1 intend to apply tothe Stipendiary'  Magistrate tor a license to sell wines and  liquors by retail at the Crescent House.  MAY HARTSON.  Nelson, March 7.1890. ('108,7,3,6)  WHOLESOME  2   Ounce   (Jan   Isold-ior   25   Cenl_.  iarisest Iti'iiiau-I  in Ci.nn-I-.  (243)  STAPLE  AND  FANCY  DRY GOODS!  The Brightest, Cleanest, Newest and Most Complete Stock  in the Country.  DRESS GOODS, PRINTS, UNDERWEAR,  .     MANTLES, . FLANNELETTES, HOSIERY,  PARASOLS, "MUSLINS, . '      LACE GOODS.  Ami Ihe tbonfcaurt a������������l oue lltlllr thing), that go to make a First Class Dry Goorig House.  BOOTS AND SHOES.  The Best and Most Reliable Goods Made.  *���������        MEN'S PUENISHINGS.  Stetson Hats Our Specialty.  A. T. GARLAND, BAKER STREET  (211)  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 YOD BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  A. G. BUCHAN1, . NELSON, B. C.  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  . WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,    *  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVEBT LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  1(258)  GILKER $ WELLS.  :_m:o:r*:e_ osr_E_^r a-ocms.  SUITS!  SE-rtG-ES,  ohevoits,  [    Weeds.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.           ��������� ��������� -- ' f o  S^B3dl_A_Xi TO TECES yZEUkJJDEL  We hold the largest stock of Cigars.in.town. Our own  brands���������"'La ,.Progression" arid ' Pride of the West"2���������are  splendid value?  Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY. %  SPECIAL  30 DAYS  FOB  *  SUIT ., TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITb, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - - -  ALINE0F ENGLISETWHIPCORDr$10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS: IN  PROPORTION/  FEED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. so  Spokane Falis 6l  Northern R'y.  Nelson A Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Siiokane, Wash.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between   p'san.  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7-30 a.m, NELSON Arrive 6.15 p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, "Wednesday and Fbiday, returning leave Spoknne T.ksdays, Th.bsdayb  and Sat--.days at 7 a. m., and' mnkine  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake pointe.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connectatMarcns with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Greek mines con-  aeot at -Jorthpprt with stage Dally.  Kaslo  & Slocan  Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Wkst. Daily Going East.  Leave 9.00 a. in.   Kuslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  8.36 a. ni.   South Fork       "      3.15 p.m  "     9.-tia. m.   Sproule's. "      2.15p.m  "    9.51a, in.   Whitewater     '"-     2.00 p.m.  "   10.03 a.m.   Bear Lake '       1.48 p.m.  "   10.18 a.m.   McGuiKan "      1.33 p.m.  "   .0.30 a.m.   Uftiley's "      1.21p.m.  "    10.39a. m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m.  Are.  10.50 a, in.  Sandon        Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and   information   rpply at th  Company's oilices, -  ROBT. IRVING. XV. H. McGRAW,  (264)   Traffic Manager. . Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  OO  (LIMITED)    '  TIME OARD No. 9.  I������ Effect March 18th. ;18M.  KEVELHTOtkE -tOUTE-Steamer "Nak-ip*  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Robson  Sunday., Tuesday, and Thursdays at 8 p. ra.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacilic lttiilWHj- points Joast and  westl Mondays, "\Vednesduyt_ and Fridays at  1 p. m.       .  Connection is made at Robson wlthC. &K.  Ry. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points and  with Str. "Lytton" for Trail and Northport.  TRAIl-HOBBON  ROUTE.  Meamer **EyMon.-*  Leaves   Trail   for   Robson    on   Mondays,,  Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a. m., returning  to Trait same evening.  Close' connections' nt Robson with Str.  "Nakusp'* for JNakunp and Revelstoke and  with C. & K. Ky. for Nelson and Lake.points.  -ORTHI-UKT-TRAII/ BOUTE  Meamer   "LyttonV-  Lcnvcs Trail for Northport on Tuesday*,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. in.  Returning leaves same days Northport for  Trail at 1 p. m.,' arriving ������tTrail 5 p. m.  Connects at Northport with S. F. ic N. Ry.  for Spokane. .       ^.  SElSO.VIiA-_,4> ROI>TE.---Str Nelso*.'*   ,  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Sundays at  4 p..m.. Tuesdays at 5.30, p. m., Wednesdays at' 5.30 p; ni., Thursdays 'at ' 5.30  p. in., Fridays at 5.30 p. im. Saturdays at 5.30 pi  m. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. '& F; S. Ry. at Five Mile  Point and with C. & K. Hy. on Wednesdays  and Fridays, for Kaslo and Lake points. ���������  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  a. ni., Mondays at 3 a. m., Wednesdays at 3 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at 3 a. in., Saturdays at 8 a. m.  Connecting' on Mondays', Wednesdays and  Fridays at Fivo Mile Point with N. Si F. S. Ry.  for Spokane and at Nelson with Columbia  & Kootenav Railway for all C.P.R. points,-Arrowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice: "��������� ���������  For tickets, rates, etc.,' apply at Company's  oflice, Nelson. '  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  ___isr3_> aoo pacific eoutb.  t  Pacific������ami Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo.,New York.  BATES aHBLp*W*_ST.   .'���������  Greatest Variety of Mtes, Bail aid Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays At 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON,  , H. J_. MACDOSELL,     GEO. MoL. BROWN,  Agent." Nelson,       Trav. Frgt. and Pass, Agt., Nelson.    ' Dist. Pass. Agt..Vancouver  T. ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W. TROUP,  :   Manager.  MORTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R, R.  ��������� R  N       *      %r  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant '..'"'  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  We know you 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  G-overnor-General said in praise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was^ours.  Hudson's Bay Company*  TO  A  /ST. "*���������"_-���������__.  MINNEAPOU-  Dl'LI!-���������   .  FABCO  G_-4"-_������   FOBH8-  CBOOKMTOH  "WINNIPEG  i,_.EIiBNA ���������__<  BUTTE .  THROUGH   TICKETS  -xo~  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258)  CHICAC0  WA-BIXCTO-T  PHILADELPHIA  NEW 1'OBK.  BOSTON and all  Potato East,  ;  West and 8*>������tfc.  *  For information, time cards, maps and ti ciet  call en or write  .    H. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelscn, B.C.  F.^D. GIBBS,.  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  cr  A. D. CHARLTON,  ��������� Asst. Ginl. Pms. Agent Ptrtimtf; Ortp*f���������  _j  I


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