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 ��������� _-,   ���������  &S&  THE MIMES IN KOOTENAY ARE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  '&x  ^  "^I^RESARE HIGH-GRADE IN  N������lfOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Number  *���������?������������������*���������. <y  W  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  March   7,   1896.  Price Five Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  K>  Fcb.-  Sll.VKK.  (liar)  Lkaij ���������  .085  NKW YORK.  3 1 5  . .<iSJ....u-J....68������.  fi  ��������� CSS  ..������������������12'... .3i2j....:������������... ..:so5... .305  : OJrokcrH' Prices.)  COTl'KU.  Liverpool, J'ebru.t.y  if, 1S06,  Tlio advance of ~.'t 7s 5H per ton in I lie value  of good inurehantablo Copper rc< nrrted in our  report of tho 3iil in.-t. bas been* fcllowcd hy ������  further advance of .-Cl 5i per Ion. A thou:_;h  considcrahle roalizatioiis have tiikun place Ihe  consumptive demand (which is unite exceptional) has continued so good that, Iho Clipper  otTer-d for s-alo has been quickly absurlu'd ami  little notice has been taken of the inw Ainer-  ienn shipnionts. Jn fact itis no-.,' be.:uiiiiu<r  apparent that unless lai'Kesupplie-i'.n'. r-C-ivcd  from the United Stales both Kii^'lii-li nnd (.on-  tinental consumers will havcdifllculry supply-  iiiK themselves with copper. I'-llncd copp.ir is  uspcciallv scarce nnd delivery nf wire burs,  with 1(H)' per cent condiicluity giuirnnl-crl, is  very dilliciilt to obtain. Manufactured copper  is also in much demand. Considerable inroad.-,  are being made on the stock of Chile JJurs,  which is rapidly diminishing.  But little copper is ottered, although the  market there follows .this but slowly, the  quotations for Lake being 101 cents pcrlb. and  10J cents for electrolyti';.  It appears that, the Anaconda company disposed of about 5,000 tons last month, of which  4,000 tons were for export, and the Calumet  compiiny sold 2.r>00 tons for home consumption  at 10 cents per lb.  Quotations to-day are: Chile Burs and Good  Merchantable Copper ������45 2s lid for cash, and  ������45 10s for three mom lis'prompt. Knglish Rest  Selected Ingots ������4!t 10s to ������50. and Tough Cake  ������48 10s to __4i) per ton. Ore of 20 per cent 8s tkl.  Regulusand Matte !)s per unit.  From lamts /Levi's & Son's Circular.  ! j  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  KETUBNS FOR 1896 m> T0 1>ATK.  OUT, TREATED TN* KOOTIWAY.  At. Nelson   I iW.  At Pilot Ray   SOI  9,1'*0  OB"E EXPOKTED. -  From Slocan via Ka������lo  2.K01.V  Slocnn via Nakusp  1.404  Trail Creok igold ore)  2.41.0  Ainsworth       30   fi.501  Total Tons  15.934}  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  ,- TON'S  Nelson (Hall Mines)Matte    ��������� 130  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion    340  470  ORE SHIPMENTS.  jtelarn* since last W>rk.  FKOM   AIN'SWOKTII.  February toss  No. 1 to Pilot, Bay  30  VIA   NOKTIIl'OHT.  February 22���������  O.K. to Everett  155  O; IC. to   Tacoma: :  17J  Le Itoi to Kverett  105  VIA KASLO.  February 22���������  Slocan Star to Pueblo  15  February 23���������  Slocan Star to Pueblo  15  Ruth to Tacoma  15  February 24���������  Whitewater to Everett  20}  Nob'e Five to Everett luj  Mt Chief [Payne] to Everett  14  Slocan Star to Pueblo  la  February 25���������  Slocan Star to JPueblo  15  Ruth to Pueblo  In  February 27���������  Slocan Star to Pueblo  30  ftSMNoblc Five to Smelter  47  Whitewater to Everett  ltlj  Wellington to Everett '  15  February 2i���������������  Wellington to Everett  15  Slocan   Star to Pueblo  15  Ruth to Pueblo  15  ~        "           "                     "     : 5301  MINING RECORDS.  MIXING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.,.  March 2���������  Majestic���������Bond. J Miles to. Henry'Symms,  M0.0OO; S'J.OOO on May 1 next,  $11,000 on Nov.  1, 1890, and 8U.0U0 on May 1,1897.  Murch 3��������� o  <��������� Kootkxav   S'i'AU���������C M   Townsend to A H  Buchanan, j, $1.'  " NAKUSl*.  February 20- ' " .,  Gopiikk���������Xelson Dcmcrs to J J Malone. 3-16,  ���������$1,000.  February 22��������� " ^  Kclii'sk No. land EC-ii'SB No. 2���������A Mohcr  to N Demers, $300.  February 27--  Tituc Fissure���������C Dronin to T Holden, 1-0, ?1  March! 2���������  R-jckW'k, Lucky Jack, Katk Haves. llAi.r  Moon:'-Gk_v Kaglk, Ri*i> Max.-'Wh.i) Cat  ���������ana. Mountain Hat���������John Henderson, John'  Bate and .Samuel Bate to Robert Hutchison,  ���������3-5 in each. $1.        KASLO.  February 21��������� *  Metis���������A  Harrison and  James   Smith  to  Kootenay and Columbia Company of Ottawa,  ���������$400.  .Vsbniary 24��������� !'  .  Nil Desi-krandum���������E R Atlierton to XV R  Angers,', $1.80.  Maestro, Crow Flkdoli.vg. Libby and  Blackbird-A XV McCune to II Giegench,  .     Libby���������A ������ Wheeler to A W McCune, J, ������1.  Normandy���������T J Lcndrum c to K Fitterling,  all, |1.  February 25���������  'skyline, Krao. Blackbird, CrowFlzdo-  i-ihg. Banks-R, Maestro. Attended. Lidiiy,  Perhaps, Bugaboo and Contingency. \\ L  Hogc releases all bis right title and interest,  if any.  ROSSLAND.  February 14���������  Independent���������B W Rawlins and L R Chase  ���������toHELawry, SI.  February 15���������  Empress���������M O'Neill to P C McMillan, J, 91.  February 17���������-  Spotted Tail, Ida aud Ida Fraction���������J M  Merrill, Louis Linnemttnn, Charles Schmidt,  Samuel I Silverman and George Pf under to  Chas S Warren ibond: S1.000 cash. $1,000 July  15, $16,000 Nov. 15, $20,000 March 15,1897. $40,000  H. P. J. and Annan dale���������II P Jackson to  ��������� Chas S Warren, i in each, 91.  J H B and sterling���������I> B Bogle to Charles S  Warren, l-o in each, SI.  Solway���������H P Jackson to C S Warren a_d  ' George Day, }. SL  California and Novelty���������SI Silverman to  ���������C S Warren, i. |L  California and Novelty���������G H Casey to C  A Warren, 1-16, $1.  Ooldkn Horn���������Fred Lange to F A Algiers,  'Ontario-C I) C Rogers to Geo Plunder. 91.  February 18���������  Tii'Toi*. No. 5-John McLeod to It Pollard,  J. 91.  Coin's Financial School���������C McConnell to  .1 It Dunn, |, S500.  Bannock���������A ._ Jones to R F Ticehurst, J, 91.  Houlton���������John   Ritnahan  to John Burgou,  i, m.  , Hi.uk I!i:i.i.-I X Thomas to Frank B Lutint-  1, SI.  Juki.' Davis ], Fit.'-Coinage i, Champion*},  Boston Bill {���������Frank McDonald toNilsPonr-  nOli, s$i.  Lome Out��������� W P Robinson, sheriff", toGeorgo  .'fuii-l.ir, uil the inierestof Lit Lindsay, 1.91000  February 19���������  Kdn i. No. I���������N K Jones to A Daly, 91.  February 20���������  Black  Lor���������E  Thornton to J B Bremner,  !. $25.  Aldek wood and Iron Hand���������EThornton to  J U Jjrcimi.r, i in each, 320.  ..-liiEU���������(J H liaughlon to H E Miller, i, 9250  Ehkn-A W Upton to XV M Newton, E  Baillie and L XV Rich.uilsoii, jl.  Madi.unk���������Fred Poulin   to   Louis Martin,  i. 925.  February 21���������  U T K-I.1.1 Rliodes to I) M Drumhellcr, 91.  Toronto No -I,  I'kinuic   ok Walks No 1,  ICinus'i on, i in each, Little Joe, No 1, j���������It J  Cameron to ____ La valley, 91.  February 22���������  Kiieudeen, Clearwater, Red Cloud No 4.  Lebanon���������S D Allen to D P Clark, 1-6 in each',  S400.  Little Pittsburg, Glasspendaury. Lost  Box,  Magnolia,   silver Star and Beech-  wood���������Jacob Steirle. George Hicken and John  ijoraingto Hewitt Bostock, 91.  February 24���������  Sunday Sun No 2-A A Drury toD M McLeod, 19-80, 91.  Maryland���������A A Drury to D M McLeod,  4-5. -<$1. , .  Welcome Stranger���������J L Peterson, Sam  Morris and Neil Stuart to A B Railton, jl.  Nickel Plate���������J. Haney and L Carter to A  W JlcCuno, $1.  Potlatcii���������Jas Price to 1* Carr, ', $1.  Ivanhoe���������P J Dermody to J 11 Smith, J, 91.  February -25���������       r  Deadwood, Ole Abe and Junction���������Fred  Ilalliday to V D Rand and C W Callahan, bond;  f?2a per day to be expended in work on tlie  pr. .perty. Final payment to be made on Feb.  21. 1-1)7. 935.000.  JuNCi'ios���������Wm Davidson to Fred Haliday.  bond: due Fob. 21,181)7; ������5,000.  Old Aiie-C U Kd wards to Fred Halliday,  bond; due Feb. 21, 1897; 95,000.  Mono���������1'mil Gaston to M A McDougal, 4,9200  I'iiomas Jefferson���������James Burke to Chas.  Dundee, }, 810.  IJUKi-ii,���������Jus Burke to Chas Dundee, i,:9250.  New York���������J g Devlin to Sarah K Manuel,  i, i'-'JO.  Carrie���������P Brccheisen to J Conway, 91.  Australia. Boston a d Copper World���������  W 11 Cliain.er.s to Wm Marty, i each, 9400.  February 26���������  Fooi.hen���������J E Poupore and P Genelle to H  Abbott, option. 918,000.  February 28��������� . ,  Derby���������Win Howard to Phil Aspcnwall,  option, 9700.  Coin's Financial School���������Chas O'Connor  to M U Shea, i ������2;50.  Dehhy���������T Paseo to Phil Aspcnwall, J, 9300  NEW LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  March 2���������  Wild  Horse���������John Bate,   Deer Park, Arrow Lakes.  Silver Tip���������Sam Halo, same place.  NAKUSP.  White Cloud���������John Bate, cast side Lower  Arrow Lake.  PORT OF NELSON.  Customs Returns for February. 1896.  imports.  Dutiable Goods  956,940.00  Free Goods      7,194.00  Totnl 964,134.00  REVENUE.  Duty Collected  15,288.95  EXPORTS.  Mines,  ore, 3269 tons 9235,578.00  bullion and matte   65,206.00  Forest.   Auiiu.tls   .Uiiiiul'artures.  ...  ���������930,843.00  184.00  40.00  559.00  9301,626.00  THE WEATHER.  A bit tor north-enst gale which spranjj  tip op. Sii-urilny, Teb. 20, increased in  violence durin? Suudny nud blew with  hiirdly any intermission until Tuesday  eyeniDK.. During the _ucceedinfr,DiKht a  sliprht skim of ico was formed across the  outlet Wi clneeday. Thursday aud Fri-  dny were fine diiys.,.T_bismorniDg is mild,  slight snow falling.  thermometer.  March   1���������Max..  3���������  4-  5���������  6���������  7���������  ,...33������  ,...17������  ,-.. 19������  ... 25������  ,...50������  . ...36������  ....40 =  Min    10 =   18������  ..->* .'....14������ -   22 ������  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature, -luring the preceding 24 hours.  DOMINION parliament.  Iii the .Dominion House Laurier moved  a six months hoist should be given to the  Remedial Hill. There, are 112 clauses in  the Bill antl the Opposition propose to  move an amendment to each of them and  talk the Bill out. Laurier opposes tlie  Budget and. will only consent to vote a  three months supply, this the Government refuse to accept.  The Opposition will only require to talk  until April 25, when the present parlia-:  ment expires by eflluction of time, and'if  supplies are not voted the elections will  have to take place, and the new parliament meet, by June 30.  Mr. Wallace opposed the Remedial Bill  strongly. Hon. Mr. Dickey supported  the measure, aud made a speech stampiug  him as one of the. strongest menjn the  Government.  The Caucus of the Conservative party  held on Tuesday is said to have been  harmonious. It is the impression that only  a dozen ministerialists will vote against  the-Kemedial Bill, ensuring the carrying  of the second reading without the aid of  Liberal votes. In committee snags are  expected to be struck.  Mills is prepared also to move amend-  ! ments to the Budget on every point, so  | between the Remedial 13111 and the  | Budget, it is possible the session will  I close without the House doing any  '��������� business.  j '   BY    TELEGHAPH.  i Ottawa, March 0.���������Debate on Remedial  | Bill s'ill continues. It is not expected to  ' be li-iislmd next week. Premier Green-  }way is expected at Ottawa after the  | second reading to talk compromise.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  At the Silver King stopeing is to  commence nt once, tlie necessary timbers  have beeu got out aud takeu to the  mine. ���������������������������  The Hall Mines hiirj let a contract to  \V. Wilson to haul out 2,000 tons of ore.  The work will be carried out-by sleighs  ou the upper road nud by wagons on the  lower part wln-re there is no snow. The  sleighs will deliver their loads into n bin'  from which it will be dropped into the  wagons by a shoot. Mr. Wilsou is getting extra teams for the job from  Rosslaud.  J. Miles has lx>nded thc Majestic claim  to Henry Symonds, of Calgaiy. The  nrst payment, of ������2,000 is due on May 1  next and the balance of tbe money in  two equal instalments of $1_,00U each on  Nov. 1,18--,and May 1,18-7,respectively.'  The Majestic is situated close to the  Royal Canadian, on the hillside between  Eagle and Forty nine creeks. Miles has  spent a good deal of money on"the claim  and there is a tunnel in a considerable  distance and some other works. * He is to  be congratulated on his good fortune..  It has been found desirable to divide  the Silver King tramway into two parts  in order to lessen the enormous strains  consequent on its great length. Tbe  point of division is on the upppr side of  Give-out Creek a little above the lowest  part visible from Nelson. The necessary  machinery has been ordered by telegraph  from San Fiancisco and should arrive io  eight or ten days. On Wednesday-last  the tramway which has been working for  some days had brought down about 100  tons and it will go on working while the  new termini'are being built, so as to keep  the smelter going all tbe time. The ore  in the bins now should suffice for. the  time necessary for the alterations, which,  Mr. Parsons expects, will be less than a  week, during which work will have to be  suspended.          NAKUSP.  (From our own Correspondent.)  Mr. Johu McDonald, our boat builder,  proposes starting a branch boat house at  Slocau City.  The sharp frost of the past two days  has been of great benefit to the N. & S.  R.   Seven cars of ore came in yesterday.  Several prospectors are preparing to  go up on Cariboo Creek, to be in readiness for their assessment work on claims  located last spring.  Chief Enginee-* Stephens is taking the  engines out of the old Kootenai. They are  to be used in the new boat, the boiler for'  which is expected down by next boat,  from Arrowhead.  Work on the new steamer, under  construction for the C. & K. S. N, Co., is  being pushed along rapidly by Mr.  Bulger and his staff of men. She will be  170 feet long 38 feet beam and is intended  for freight more than passenger traffic.  Mr. W. P. Muirhead et al. have been  furnishing ice for the hotels and the C.  & K. S. N. Co. They have now their  summer's supply, but at a higher rate  than other years, as it had to be brought  by rail from the Summit lake. The hotel  at the Halcyon Hot Spring was supplied  by the'same parties, the ice and sawdust  being taken from here on a scow by the  str. Marion.  .  CORRESPONDENCE.  Assessment of Minerals.  The-question asked by nearly everyone  this week. Who framed the new Assessment Act? When first read, most mining  men thought it too absurd to imagine for  a moment it would become law, but a  a little more consideration awakened  everyone to*the"fact~that men_whb" would"  bring down such an act, might force it on  the Statutes. Hence the wave of violent  protest passed from camp to camp. From  start to finish there does not appear to be  one wise section,'the utter want of knowledge of the general conditions of mineral  development, the blissfnl ignorance of  the effect of siich a law upon the prosperity of the country, show a- density  past understanding and a placid indifference to -the welfare of the country, an  attempt to throttle in its infancy, the  industry of four-fifths of the province.  Of course necessity is the mother of  this act, the heralding'of our famous  mineral resources, only just lately beiug  practically demonstrated and attracting  capital, appears to have turned the head-i  of our financiers in tbe government.  Mining has always been the greatest  lottery of all industries and it is only the  big - prizes which continue to allure  capital. All contries where their prosperity depends upon such resources, havo  been taught by experience, that laws  relating to the gaining of minerals cannot  be too liberal and that auy "rake off" for  the state must be out of the winnings..  The Province of Ontario 'passed a  somewhat similar act 'in 1893, although  more liberal as they allowed for the cost  of mining; evidently a trifle too small for  a British Columbia minister to bothe.  about. The result was capital, sought  other fields. In 1894 they amended the  act, taxing only the net proceeds and the  act as it- now stands, exempts mines on  development ._ and - other " redeeming  clauses.  . It is evident "that revenue must be  wrnng from some source, a fair tax on  the profits would not be questioned very  much, bnt to tax .development work  would be imbecile.  Ontario doubled her miner's license  making it S10.00 a year. Providing this  applied to mine owners and locators only,  it would not be such a great hardship.  A charge of SI.00 per acre for mineral  claims, on being crown granted, could be  made a sourse of revenue. If a claim is  worth* a crown grant, itis surely worth  S1.00 per acre. Why not tax coal? There  seems millions in it.   .  Surely it is being very forcibly brought  before the great working portion of the  Electorate that from the quality and  quantity of the work performed, our  present legislators would be more at  home, under "moss covered shakes,"  than gilded domes, money would have  been saved, and tourists could have  admired the antique in perfect harmony  a.ith its surroundings. W- K.  Nelson February 27,1896.  LOCAL   NEWS.  P. Porter and D. M. Linnard were in  town looking up milling bargains.  The Hall Mines Smelter was blown  in this morning and all is going well.  The fire bell rang about noon on Monday but the cause happily waa only a  burning chimney.  Mr. C. St. Barbe, editor of The  Min eh, left for the Coast on a holiday  trip, he will be away about two weeks.  An examination ot assayers is to be  held at Victoria during the last week in  April. Full particulars will be found in  the B. C. Gazette.  The Victoria Stock Exchange will  open up for business on April 15th.  Only the best class of commercial and  niining companies will be listed.  Mr. Giffins' many friends will be  glad to know that he is much improved in health, and was able although  still at times in great pain to attend to  his duties in the Court.  ��������� Jas. Wilson, Supt. Telegraph C. P.  Ii., is here, he is fully alive to thc* requirements of the Kootenay district,  in his department, and is making arrangements for the best possible  service.  Col. S. Wharton came down early in  the week. He ia negotiating for the sale  of some ore from the Cliff to the Hall  Mines Co. He left for Everett on Monday tp see after some of the Rueccau ore  which'is being smelted there.  What we believe to be the first book  ever bound in Kootenay has just been  issued from the*-job printing office of  The Minsk. It is a register for the  Royal Hotel and was printed, ruled aud  bound entirely in this office.  J. B. McArthur, Rossland; H. M.  Herrin, Spokane; J. E. Boss, Spokane;  Geo. Buscombe, Vancouver, and Capt.  Duncan were here this week. H. T.  Twigg, P. L. S., New Denver is in  Nelson and will stay several weeks.  Messrs. J. L. Retallack and J. C. Eaton  of the Wellington, have gone to Victoria  as .delegates from Kaslo to oppose the  Assessment Bill. Mr. G. M. Sproat has  been commissioned by the people of  Sandon to act as their representative in  the matter.  ' Commencing. March loth, s. s. Nakusp will make tri-weekly trips between Robson and Arrowhead, arriving at Robson Mondays, Wednesdays  and Fridays and leaving same days.  There will be connections for Trail on  same days.  Messrs. S. Parish A Co., of Calgary and  Brandon, have opened a branch of their  business in Nelson. They have taken a  store in the Carney Block and are ready  to supply customers -with feedstufis, hay,  Hour, bacon aud other farm produce from  the fertile Northwest.  Acting up to the old proverb March  came in like a lion on Sunday last. A  fierce gale from the north east raged for  three days. At night the thermometor  was only a few degrees above zero and  fires and stoves were hardly able to keep  the intense cold out of our wooden  houses.  D: E. Bogle, once a proprietor of the  Miner, is back in Nelson from the  old country, he has had a fine time  and looks well. Civilization, however,  made him tired and he is glad to get  back to British Columbia. He is on  his way tb Rossland but stopped onto see old friends here.  Messrs. A. H. Kelly and Geo. Neelauds  have been canvassing the town for the  sinews ot war "wherewith "to combat the"  Assessment Bill. Up to last evening  thev had collected 8120 without any  difficulty. They were promised in many  cases further subscriptions if required,  and did not meet with a single man who  had a good word for the Assessment Bill.  F. C/Gamble, Dominion Gov't Engineer, -is in Nelson, on business connected with his department, during  the week he has been looking over the  Columbia River between Robson and  Trail, and is making improvements  which it is expected will greatly aid  navigation in the future at low water.  Twelve men are at work putting in  cribbing.  The Lawyers of B. C. tire holding  their annual meeting in Victoria. A  committee was appointed Lo interview  the Attorney General to ascertain  what action has been taken to introduce the Torrens system of land registration in ''his Province. This is a  step in the right direction and the  lawyers advocating this measure deserve the thanks of the community.  The following telegram was received  on Wednesday by Mr. Holt, manager  Bank of B. C, Nelson. "The Mining  tax is not on gross, but on market  value of ore, after deducting freight, if  any, and smelting charges, and three  dollars a ton for mining. All real and  personal property tax on mining property is removed by this act- There is  a tax of 2i per cent, already existing  on value of coal at mine.  J. H. Turner, Premier.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, March 8, 1896.  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Morning  subject: -The Ch-istian's Hope,"  Evening subject: "Come and See."  Sunday school 2..W p. m. Prayer  meeting on Friday evening atSo'dock.  Epwortb League E. of C. on Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting" Thursday evening at 8 p. tn. Christian  Endeavot Society meets every Monday-  evening at 8 o'clock.  Rosian Catholic Church. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Vespers  at 7.30.  SCHOOL REPORT.  The following is the report of Nelson  public school for  month of February :  Number of boys on register during  month, 38; number of girls, 21; total,  61).    Average daily attendance, 14,  HONOR ROLL.  Fifth Class���������Percy Goepel. Nelson  Buchanan, Harriet, Mc Donald, Rdward  Fletcher.  Fourth Class���������-Leo Biuhunau, Ethel  Epi*rson, Theo Muir, Lucy Hon on.  Third Class���������Eva McKay, Marie  Horton, Thos. Kinahan. Harry Farley.  Second Class���������Ray Ball, Gertrude  Booth, Betty Johnstone, Earl Plummet*.  Primer 11. Class���������Annie Sturgeon,  Percy Stuckey. Otus Farley, Bertha  Miller.  Primer I. Class���������Ernest Kinahan,  Priscilla Baxeudale, Oliver Sinclair.  Percy Booth.  COUNTY 00UBT.  The County Court was held by Judge  Spinks, at Nelson, on Thursday and  Friday. No cases of particular interest  were tried.  Sarah Jane Mainwaring sued Mrs.  Davies and Mrs. Ellis of Waneta for  8184.68 wages. Elliot for plaintiff, Bowes  for defendant. Plaintiff was engaged in  England for 3 years, but left after serving  18 months, quite a number of law points  arose regarding the contract, and the fact  tliat plaintiff had since married, a set off  was also pleaded. The lawyers had some  good arguments ending iii" plaintiff being  nonsuited.  M. J. Aldous vs Hall Miues Co. Ltd.  trespass adjourned to next court.  Johu McRae sued Simon Roy for  commission on sale of mineral claim. He  lost his case aud had to pay costs.  Elliot for Roy and Skiuner for McRae.  Sidney. Toye vs Hall. Miues. Co. Ltd.  Claimed $26.1- for work in mine, nonsuited. Elliot for plaintiff, Bowes for  defendant.  MANSFIELD GETS THltBB YEAKS.  This afternoon before Judge Spinks,  having elected to have a speedy trial,  Thomas Mausfield alias Red Gallagher  alias Maguire, etc., was charged, 1st. That  he stole from John Miles, at the Nelsou  jail, one gold watch, two revolvers,  clothes, and 8180 in mouey. 2ud. 'that  he unlawfully broke out of prison by  force and violence, and 3rd, Thnt in  order to escape he did choke the complainant John Miles.  He pleaded guilty to all the charges,  but only to taking 875.00 iu money, and  asked ;the court to explain what jail-  breaking was, a pretty shrewd question.  Mr. J. H. Bowes prosecuted on behalf  ofthe Crown, and the prisoner was  sentenced to three jears imprisonment, in  the penitentiary on each charge, to run  concurrently.  CURLIANIA.  c���������:   The Kaslo Curling Club which, with  the exception of one at Golden is the  only curling club in B. C, held its annual  bonspiel on Tuesday, 3rd inst., ou Minor  lake 3 miles from Kaslo. The district  medal- given by the Manitoba biancli of  the Royal Caledonian Club wascompeted  for by the members and won by Horace  D. Bucke with a score of L7 points.. Mr.  Jas. Waugh acted as umpire aud did not  .compete for the medal as he is already  the owner of numerous curliug trophies.  On Wednesday by invitation ot M r. Jas.  Turner, a rink of the Kaslo club visited  Nelson and played a friendly game with  a rink made up of Nelsou citizens spaie  of whom had some previous experience of  the game.  The members of the visiting rink were.  A. A. McKinnon, lead; S. Benzie, 2nd;  A. J. Scott, 3rd; Jas. Waugh, 4th; G. O.  Buchanan, skip.. .  ._     ���������  The Nelsou rink consisted of Donongh,  lead; W. A. Jowett, 2nd; J. A. Turner ,!rd;  P. A. Russell, 4th; A. Skinner,-skip.  The contest resulted in a victory for  the visitors by a score of 13 to 3.  The visitors allowed their curling  stones to remain at the rink and a  large number of our citizens engaged  in scratch games with  keen enjoyment.  To-day (Saturday) two rinks are expected down from Kaslo and a strong  effort will be made by the scratch Nel-on  rinks to reverse Wednesday's defeat.  The ice tit the rink has been good ami  a large number has greatly enjoyed the  skating.  THE A-'TEKNOO.V GAMES.  Curlers are a noisy crowd and there is  auy amount ot shouting going on iu ]  Turner's rink, on Baker street, this after- j  noon. Two riuks from Kaslo are;  competing with'two scratch rinks of Nel- j  sou. The Nelson boys are showing that!  the last few days practise has greatly im- \  proved their game. After a pleasant j  game ..the score stood as follows : ,No.  1 rink, 13 to 8 in favor of- Kaslo ; Xo.' 2 :  rink,    9 to  7  in  favor of Nelson.       .    ]  No. 1 Rink: Nelson���������J; A. Turner.'  lead: Rev. G. H. Morden, 2nd: A. Skin-'  uer, '3rd; II. Donogh. skip. Kaslo���������S. !  ���������Benzie, lead; Fife Moore, 2nd; G. O. ]  Buchanan, 3rd; D. Moore, skip. \  No. 2 Rink:   Nelson���������1). - li.  Bogle.!  lead; J. E. Turner 2nd:  G.   C. Hodge..  3rd;  P.   A.  Russell,   skip.    Kaslo���������A.  J. Scott, lead; Rev.   MaeKaiecker._ml;  T. J. Roadley, 3rd; Jas. Waugh.   skip.  There are quite a number of spectators _  all evidently enjoying the fun.   It is to  be hoped that uext year-Nelson will have  a curling club and commence practice as  early as possible.  The Scientific Press of Feb. 22 has an  interesting description of a rope tramway  in use at Empire, Nevada, for the purpose  of conveying 200 toDS of tailings daily  from the dumps to the Mexican mill a  distaoee of a little less than a mile. A  feature of this ropeway is that it turn at  an angle of CO degrees. The main rope  canyiug the buckets travels similarly to  the Nelsou tramway, but an the ground  is practically level the motive force has  to be applied from tbe mill machinery  and consumes about S h.p. The i; etbnd  of turning, the corner is ingenious and is  fully described and illustrated. The  loading and dumping are both automatic  and the total cost of traiii-fering the 200  tons is calculated to be the labor of one  man plus the cost of S h.p. which figures  ont aboutr 1% cents per ton- The total  cost of the ropeway erected in running  order was about 8_,_00.  PROVINCIAL   PARLIAMENT.  The new Lion Bill introduced by Mr.  Helinek.n, pus������<'d the second leading.  This bill gives suppliers of material the  privilege of attaching liens to buildings,  as well as mechanic.-: and laborers.  WRECKS.  Serious disasters occurred last  Saturday in New York harbor, caused by  "a thick fog.  The American liner. X'-w Yuil;,  grounded, alter being h:-!,.i*ucd of h>-r  passengers and a gient portion of her  cargo she was floated off the next day.  The Atlas liner, Ailsa, tin iioo vessel,  was rim down by a Frci ch steamer.-  supposed to he (he La Bourgogne, (he  Ailsa had -10 sailors nnd 14 passengers  and wa_ heavily laden with freight, 20  minutes after being struck the Ailsa sank,  crew and passengers were all saved by a  tug boat.  ITALIAN DEFEAT IN ABYSSINIA.  The Italian army were defeated by 0  the Shot-iis with great loss, the lalter  retreated before Lhe Italian advance  until the troops were within I be  passes into Adowa, then the Sho.-ius  armed with improved French military  rifles and modern artillery, and directed  by French Artilleryinen, advanced  upon the Italians in overwhelming  strength.  If, is admitted by tbe Italian Government, that 5U00 Italian troops were  slain, in addition to the natives serving with them. . Sixty pieces ��������� of  artillery were captured und it is rumored that the killed and wounded number 10,000.  There is great resentment ago:list  the government, and the resignation ofthe (Ji'ispi ministry is expected.  Italy is in a storm of rage, ..-ind  riotous meetings are being held run-  detuning lhe manner in which the  campaign has been conducted and  calling for a court martial to try General Baratieri.   ,  At Milan the troops vainly  tried  to  disperse  the  mob,   tbey   were stoned  and cleared the square at the  point .of  the bayonet, one man   was  killed and -"  several injured.  Ul'   TELEGRAPH.  o Vancouver,   March 7.���������A Rome despatch says: The African crisis assumed ���������  brighter aspects  today.   The War office  received  a dispatch from General Baldi-  serrsi,  cotiimanding    the  Italian  force's,   '  announcing  that  the situation  is not so  desperate as was generally imagined. He  -  says he has 1S...0 troops at his disposal',"- -"  without counting garrisons of forts, aod  reinforcements  amounting to 12,000 men y  are now on iu. way to Massowah.'  The General urgently " lequests'  immediate disnatch oC ammunition,  supplies and niiiltery, of which he stands  greatly in need, as it is believed about 75  pieces of artillery were captured by *  -hoans. The War office has not yet made  public the number killed and missing of  the army defeated at 'Adowa. Excite-  meut still i mis high in Italy, and soldiers  and police are kept busy dispersing augfy  mobs aud preventing destruction '*  property.  of.  THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA.  A-resolution has passed the United  States Senate recognizing the rights of  of the Cuban rebels as belligereuts. If  this  passes Congress  aud   receives   tlie  -President's-signature���������it���������is-possible-that"  trouble may .come of it. Recognizing  the rights of tbe rebels by>- a foreign  power is not in itself an act of war against  Spain, but it is dangerously near to it.  'Apparently there is at present-- a warlike  wave passing over the United SI.ilea,-'  urging a hitherto peaceable people to  have a scrap with some one. As long as  their sympathy with the? Cuban insurgents remains .in the abstract form of-  Congiessional lesoltiti-us uo harm will  come of it. bnt in the present excitable  condition ol the people their sympathy is  exceedingly likely to take a more practical shape aud then war wonld.be inevitable. Ten years ago it was the" boast of  Americans that their country was large  enough lor them and, they did not want  to mix tlieinselves up in any outi-ide  affairs. All they wanted was to be  allowfid lo go their ways in peace building up vast industries ami developing  tho wonderful, resources of" their vast  domain. But this desirable stale of  domestic felicity could not last. As the  beck of Glaus Spreckels they nearl\ fell  inlo the ir.ivtian .trap so cleverly baited  by the, great sugar speculator. Then  their .fisheries in the Xortli I'acific  brought them into contact with Knglaud.  The sudden protectorate over the whole  of Central ai:d South America will  necessarily keep., the United States  continually embroiled with one or  another Etuopeau power. Th - cry of the "  Armenians very nearly brought Uncle  Sam into that most difficult business, the  Eastern Question. What may be termed  the domc-dic ,policy seems to be a thing  of the past and the United State.- has  become a "'Powei" .with all the duties  aud responsibilities"-that attach themselves to each member of the.family of  nations. - . ���������     .,  o Spanish students at the universary  at Madrid led demonstrations of popular anger against the United States  government, they publicly burned an*  American Hag, several "arrests weie  made. The Cabinet council decided to  close tb>* university. It was also decided So eieate a --special budget for  Xaval At mame'nt. this looks a*-if the  Spanish (!��������� veiiiment expects to h.ive  trouble with Llie1 United States.  BY   TEI.E'*K.U*H.  Vancouver. .Maich. 7.���������A Madrid dispatch .-ay*: Demonstrations of hostility  tothe United States have been renewed  here and also in-Valencia, Dolores, and  Alicante. Dispatches from IJavana say  that the' majority of Cuban 'lnerchaRt-  have agreed to boycott the products of  the United States. THE MINER, NELSOfcT, B. G��������� SATURDAY, MARCH 7-1.896.  wmmm  (Continued fr.uii  Last   Week.)  Oh, T know I'm gittin' old, huVl bet adol-  lar that I can jump over that bean poli  right yander."  "I'll take the bet," she replied.  "Hah, what's that? Yon don't want to  see me juinpin' round in the garden path  at night like a toad, do you? Wouldn't  like to'have it said that you married u man  simply because lie could jump over a pole,  would you? Look, don't .vou see I have  got this here horseshoe nail just to please  you? Look how 1 am putting tnvself  out." "  "But you haven't told-me that you love  me." she said, and iu the gathering darkness he could see her looking down.  "Haven't I? Well I do. Love you well  enough to let you go to the store and trade  out ten dollars' worth at a snort, and if  that ain't love, hanged if I know what is.  Yes, I even love you more than that���������I'll  let you trade out fifteen. Now what do  you say?"  "Mr. Aimes," she said, and her voice  was low and sympathetic, "your earnest  pleading warms my heart toward yon, and  it therefore grieves me to tell you tbat I  am engaged."  "The horn spoon you say! But who to?  But not to one of them men, I hope."  "Xo; not one particularly, but to all  three."  "Tbe off ox you say! But you can't  marry, all three of 'em."  "Xo. 1 can't; butl can wait aud see which  one I really want."  "Miss," said the old man, catching up  his hat and arising, "you come mighty  near being the blamest creetel- I ever  saw."  He stood there fumbling with his collar;  lie took out the nail, held it a moment in  his hand, and then, throwing it away,  said: "Thar, I have flung my love and  your honor out into the bushes. Good  night."  There was a great deal of talk in the village, and at one time it appeared that the  mite society, for whose benefit Polly had  so ardently begged a nickel here and there,  would issue an edict against her; but the  tide was finally turned by the president of  the association, a widow* with a business  eye. She saw that to cut off the newspaper was to throw away a valuable adjunct, and so it was agreed that Polly  might remain in the society and rest  simply under a mild degree of suspicion.  The question was discussed in the church,  but the preacher, strong in his belief that  ��������� church notices and abstracts of sermons  should lie printed, called a determined  halt.  How much longer the affair might have  been discussed, and into yvhat remote and  executive corners of affrighted virtue it  might have been dragged, it would he difficult to say; but the arising of a new topic  put it all aside. And this new topic was  one of real excitement. Not far away iu  the hills lived a gang of desperate men,  the Abe Peters boys, they were called. It  was known, or at least it was strongly sus-  _>_cted, that they had robbed railway  trains. Determined efforts on the part of  the law had failed to bringthem to justice:  It was believed that they had formed an  alliance with the Dalton gang, but this  their leader denied, and offered, on  condition of a pardon for himself and friends, to help the officers bring the Daltons iuto court or to kill  them. This offer was accepted. The  Daltons were killed or so badly crippled  that nothing was to be feared from theni.  Well, after this the Peters gang fought  off the temptation to rob trains, but could  not forego the pleasurable recreation ot  riding into a village now and then ,-ind  shooting out the lights. So. just about,  the time the talk concerning Polly and  ^.hVthree^me'n" wa_~sinkiiig~into~ a- mere*  whisper of dying scandal, the Peters  brothers rode into Broomville, shot tlie  town cow, wounded the prowling hog and  shattered a lamp iu the meeting house.  This was the greatest outrage that had  ever beon put upon that part of the country, and old man Aimes, with his shirt  unbuttoned, puffed up and down the  street and swore that if anyone" would go  with him he would ride after the .scoundrels. But everybody wiis busy. The  sheriff was behind ..witli his tax list, the  -constable wasn't feeling well; and while  the citizens were discussing their inability  to avenge themselves, Polly- came up and  saidthat she would go with Mr. Aimes.  - "I gad." said the old fellow, looking upon herewith admiration, "you'll drive ine  to the shop to get another horseshoe nail,  but I think too much of you to see you put  yourself in such danger. -Let's wait a  while."      -.  In the next number of her paper Polly  scored the rascals,  and  this   produced   a  - scare.    The people said   that  the  Peters  ' brothers would surely com. back and rid  die the town. And within a week afterward they did come back, shouting, galloping through the streets. In fright the  people sought their homes. The marauders dashed abouh, firing. They galloped  up to the printing ollice and fired at the  windows. And then from thc inside came  a puff of smoke and one of the Peters  fell out of his saddle. Then there arose a  furious melee, firing right and left, but the  steady hand within the office fired  again  - and out of a saddle dropped another man.  Suddenly there was - a new excitement  among the marauders, and from.behind a  goods box came the double roar of a shotgun. The Peters brothers, those not on  the ground, ducked their headsanddashed  away, and when Polly stepped out, Xell,  with a gun in her hand, came from behind  the box. "I was watching," she said, "and  I thought you needed me."  CHAPTER III.  Three meu had been dangerously wounded, and the law, now brave enough,, took  charge of them. Polly and Nell weve  heroines. The president of the mite society called a special meeting in their honor,  and old man Aimes made a speech, wit h  his shirt collar buttoned almost tight  enough to choke him. Now it was declared that Polly should never leave the village; and it was also avowed that if she  wanted to be acquainted  with three men  - from away off somewhere itwas her right,  and that it was nobody's business if she  had chosen to engage herself to them.  .  One afternoon Aimes called at the office'  and told Nell to go home. "Go right oo  now and wait there till I come," he said,  th'_*/���������"_: to wfc-HM. t? _______ hut ���������aajyng  ;OLk-*J IdS^PP  aK  OP'E f\BK>  loud enough to" be heard o c in the  Direct.    "Yes, right now, and when I do  come I may have a mighty interestin'  pieco of news for you."  "Nell went out and Polly knew what  was coming. The old man sat down.  "Little cooler than it was yesterday," ho  said.  "Yes," she replied. "Cooler than it waa  day before yesterday."  "find, I reckon you are right. Say, do  you ricollect that some time ago I told you  about my field of corn down the creek?  Well, you ought to,see it now. Seventy-  five or a hund red busheis to the acre. And  you know that, I told you that you might  even spend fifteen dollars. Of course you  ricollect it, for how could a woman and as  brave a woman as you ever forget it.  Well, I have been thin kin' the matter over  since then and I have come to the conclusion that you may spend twenty dollars at  a snort,.   Xow what do you think of it?"  "But you don't owe me anything,".she  replied.  "So. but I want to give it to you, don't  you see���������give it to you to spend at a snort,  iiah? t want to marry you, don't you,  understand?"  "Mr. Aimes, you are too brave a man to  throw yourself away."  CHAPTER III-CONTINUED.  "Now look here, don't come atwittin' of  me," he said. "I was goin' to help you  shoot them fellers, but, hang it, Nell took  tliii gun and slipped away with it before I  could get to the house. I can't run as fast  as I could at one time."  "Butl saw you running through the  street and a deer couldn't have beeu  faster."  "You are right, aud I was runnin' for  the gun."  "But you were not running toward your  house." "  "No, of course not, for I knew that Nell  had tuck my gun and I was goin' after au-  ! other one.   And it's a good thing for them  | that I didn't get it.   But let us git down  i to business.   I have been thinkin! the mat-  i ter oyer and I have come to the conclusion'.  that I can't git  along  very well without  you and I  know   Nell can't.   Why, look  here, you ought to  be  a'' mother to that  girl, hah?   Didn't she risk her life to help  you?   And ain't such courage as that de-  servin' of a mother?   It's easy enough to  be a mother to her."  "Yes, hut I can't very well be a mother  to both of you."  "The horn spoon! I don't want" you to  be a mother to me; want you to be a wife  tome." .,  "I think a great deal of you, Mr.  Aimes." ���������  "  "Blceged to you, I gad."  "And I will break my engagement to  those three men and engage myself to you  for one year."  "Cut it down and I'm with you."  "All right, we'll say three months."  "And ���������will you . swear you won't fool  me?"  "I'll swear that I will not break the engagement unless you are willing."  -  "But here, you won't cut up no caper  in the meantime that will cause me to  draw off, hah? All right now, it's a go,  and I'll tell that old woman to weave another rag carpet.'' He stopped at the door,  turned about and remarked: "Ain't quite  as chilly as it was yistidy."  And before she could reply he had lunged out into the street and was hastening  to tell his daughter of ��������� his happiness.  When Polly reached home, just as twilight  was tangling itself amid the dead vines in  the garden, she found Nell standing at ths  gate, waiting for her. The girl was nervous, and she opened the gate with a jerk.  ���������iiWhat-have-you -told-fatherP-'-J-she asked,-  wheu Polly passed tin-ouch the gate.  "Don't go into the house just yet; wait  here a moment. What . have you told  father?" she repeated.  Polly stood there, laughing at her, but  she grew more nervous. "Itis nothing to  laugh at," she said. . "You told-me, or  that is you agreed, that we should never  marry and that we should live together."  "Don't be worried; I was only joking  with him."  "But, .Polly, that was no way to joke  with an old man. He is one of the. best  men in the world, ami all that, but you,  don't want to marry even the best man."  "It will work out all right, Nell; don't  worry over it."   - a   -  "But how can it workout.all right?"  "Wait, and you shall see."  "Yes. and that's what you said'about  those three men, and that hasn't worked  out all right yet. I have tried, so hard tc  understand you, Polly, -but-sometimes 1  i jiist- can't. Why do you wish to mystify  ine? Haven't I" always been frank with  you?"       - "    ."  "Yes, too frank, perhaps."  "That's what 1 .sometimes think myself.  But here comes father."  The old man came out, wearing a horseshoe nail mounted as . a breastpin. "Father," said the girl, "if I were you I would  take off that fool thing and throw it  away.". ������������������   -  "Throw away my betrothal pledge, hah?  Not much. You go on into the house and  Polly and I will walk down and look at.  that bottom field of corn by moonlight."  '*f don't care to walk this evening,"  Polly replied.   "I'm tired."     -  ���������'All right, we'll wait  till   some  other  time; but say, you might let me' kiss you.  once just for luck."  i ' ."No, you've had' luck enough.   By tho  | way, there is a. clause   that I must insert  j in our contract,   and that is this: If you  | speak to me again or to anyone about our  ] compact the engagement shall be instantly  broken.   There, not a word or I'll break it  j right now."  ;    To observe the new   clause  required on  {the old man's   part  a.  strong exertion of  1 will: and sometime!*,   iu   babbling'about  I his bottom   field   of  corn,  he approached  ��������� near the danger line."   News of rh. engage-  '��������� meut got out.   but   the   old   fellow swore  i that he had told'tio one; but   he   had been  ! seen talking to the pre.-iden1". of the mite  ' society, and '-": wa-*   known   that   she had  . spread the, report.   And   she said many  - things, that   wen: not complimentary to  Polly; wiii.-'that she  had come to Broom-  field merely to catch a husband,   c. he even  stopped Polly in the street and  asked her  when the marriage was to take place.  "It seems of deep concern to jou,".Polly  ru__*L    ICoutiiHitd on Fourth Pa_������.] .  IT WILL PAY YOU  ������= To    Call   in and Inspect  Our Fine  Lines   of i_|  ^ TOILET  AETICLBS, _^  ^ _?_3--i_3,-cr___:__3S:> _���������  ^ . ST_-_TIO_>T__3__eY,  ETC.    l3  S: A FULL  LINE OF  SCHOOL   BOOKS ;___  fc AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES ^  ������ ALWAYS ON HAND.   =_f  | THE NELSON DRUG STORE, j  E WEST   BAKERSTREET. "*  247   =-5  ^iUiUiUiuiuiuiuiiuuiiuuiuiUiuiikiiiWiuwiUiiUMiUf;  ANTOINE MAUEIN.  ciBiiii. ul Mile,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-,  SEW AMI SECOND HAND.  NELSON������     BC'  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER,  nelson;, b. c '  Hans, Klevations, Details and Estimates  furnished when required. .    ,  Orders left nt Turner & Kirkpatrick 8  V-rn.u Street, will receive prompt attention.  12611  SLOT MACHINES,  Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description, .for    Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOR PRICES TO  M. GINTZBURGEB,  for. Cordova nnit Cwnilrtc Street*.  "V__.1SrCOXJVE_El  ������7-  33. C.  Page Ponslord Bros.  Hiist'iis* Street. Vancouver. II. ������'.  MMMT IMPORTEBS OP ALL HIGH-  OLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL OBPEBS PHO-H-TUT ATTESUKP T<h  S. S, Alberta  V::-3������  LKAVE KASLO for Ainsworth. Pilot Bay iind  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a: m.; Tuesday-. Thursday and i ndays  LKAVK NKLSON for Pilot Bay-1 Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p.m.; Tuesday and -n-  diiyat.4ii.iii. , .       ' .   .  Clone connection is thus made between Lake  points and nil outgoing and incoming trains or  t li������ C. P. It. nt Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit. throughout by electricity, ana  noni ai ns bathroom and all modern conveniences  for i he comfort, of passengers. -  Tho above schedule is in effect 16lh .May,  lSfta subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F."HAYWARD  Purser.   '3*1 -    ,    Master  nklson division of wkst kootenay  ���������   *       district.  \t OTICE is hereby given, in accordance  __N with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  18!ki. -All the above-named taxes collectiblo  within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  are now payable at my oflice.  Assessed taxes "arc collectible at. the following rates, viz: _  If paid on or before the 30th Juno, 189G:  One-half of ono per cent, on,j real property  One-third   of one  per  cent,  on  personal  0'     property.                       .   " ���������'  Two per cent, on  assessed value of .wild  land. -  . One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th June, 1890���������  Two-t hirds of one perrcnt. on real property.  One-half  of  one   per  cent,    on  personal  property. .  Two and one-half per   cent, on assessed  value <>f wild land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on income.  ���������" Provincial Kcvenu-i Tax, *J3.{.0 per capita.  -   . O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 18K. f.t������i  _*ll\l\Ci. AVEST!..  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ���������.V-UKAM'.: and ��������� ��������� ���������  COM.HI--IOV AUENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  214  W.PELLEWHARVEY.F.CS.  [Mcmb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.]  .v^.isrcoT_rv_3_=.,   B. c  Assay*, Mill Tent- nud Analyses,  -untitles treatc.l from  1 pound to 1 ton lu weight.  For particulars apply to E. A. POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples   [1S2)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  NELSON. _3. O.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission.  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.     m)  CHABLES S. EASHDALL,  Mining; Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete listsof existing Mining locatiou*'  NEW DENVER. 8. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc Prepared to |ntroduce'_HtnlngProp������������.  (tous .from tbe Kootenay lo  ENGLISH AND  Do Not Waste Wood and Still Shiver.  ���������mit ix oxi: oi' e;*'<iit������'E steyexsovs  PATENT DRUM HEATERS.  Costs little, saves much.    Gives   Comfort.     Removes Cold   and Foul  Air and Maintains same Temperature in all parts of the house.  The system is installed in The Miner Office.  Call and see how it works.  (28 h  Thos. Dunn $$ Co.,L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS',  BU._1I.B_' il ILL SUPPLIES,  It A It AXIH SUEKT  1KOX, .MIM.KV   l*l< li!������, ItAICAMt   SHEET KTEEL,  MIM'ICS'SllOVI.l.S. Wilts: lt<*l>ES. MAXILLA HOPE-,  l������..X ..KITi:   IT.'iE A\U t.'AI'S.  cos   QUICKSILVER.  C'ible Address, "Dunn."  ���������VJ^__JST001_J_V-E-_R- _B. o.  SOLEAGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  Write for Quotations.  (133)  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  STEEL,  Known  Throughout the Whole World  AS THEBEST.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  Wholesale  Hardware,   Iron, - Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils,  Stoves and Tinware.  122 CORDOVA  ST.,   VANCOUVER,  B. C.  WRITE FO-E. QtTOTATIONS. 1135  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.  S. __���������'. corner linker iviul Josephine streets,  NKLSON. li. C.  DC A I LCTATC FINANCIAL AND  rxEAL     CO 1 A I C-,   ,   INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   ColleelioiiAii.nilc.   Conveyancing do enmen ts drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  the Mcdowell -ami watson co., ltd.  &-3-WHOL_.SALE AND  RETAIL^5*x9  EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of ownersiD the B. C. Mining  Centres,  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance Business  and haying Agents An the Towns of  Kootenay. [l������!)  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders. .  T-_EMcD.0J[ELL,-ATKINS,_������A,rS.0.N,_a0,,  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 G3ANVILLE STREET., VANCOUVER     B    O  417 HASTINGS STREET 127    VftLlUVWYCnj   P.   V_/.  THE DIPLOOK  LIMITED.   WHOLE-ALE ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOLE A������E.\T- FOB ���������  Brinsmead & _f ordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson k Co.'s Show Cases. _ -���������  Self Opening.Sags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. (125)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   BOSSLAIsD, B. C.  140  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   7THE   NEW,    FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders :seut  trongh the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, -with whom arrangements canbo made, or by. mail or  telegraph to- C. "W. Bosk, Balfour, will  rwai-rc prompt ftttantioi- (19)  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  Has Not Got a Gale.--Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can.lie put up  iu very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agunis,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMP-BELL.   BROS., Rossland.  or.direct from George Gale & Sons, Waterville,  Que.  ���������"-".,     Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. aw  CARPETS 1 HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  >r  y  BRUSSELS   CARPETS   at $1.00   PER   YARD.  * TAPESTRY     -      -     at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  ��������� UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Erass Fixtures complete for 25c,  Blankets and Comforters,   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  .   7x3 feet ^itli Spring Boiler for 50 CtS.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2. 50, with Napkins to match.  A.full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  00_P_EH   & "3-TOTJ__nTG-3  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.    - S   ���������   . T.HE:MINE;k;,NEL MARCH y, 1896.  'Glkt JBntc.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays aud  will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /_r cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS Jo the Editor  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.  ADDR-93  THlMlNlRPRINTINGAPUa'-ISHINGCO  NELSON.    B.C.  MINES   ASSESSMENT.  At the moment of writing, the  Assessment Bill is up for its second  reading and it is understood to be thi*  intention of the government, to pass it  with some slight amendments. Our  legislators have possibly been attending the niining lectures at the coast,  or they may have read an article  which appeared in our last issue. Anyhow they have discovered that, placer  miners have no oreon the dump. They  have therefore decided to tax I hem on  their gross return of gold and at the  end of the year to hand them back the  amount of the tax on their working  expenses. As these latter very often  exceed" the returns, the placer men,  according to this sapient amendment,  will sometimes be in the happy position of receiving a government bonus  on their losses. A little ingenuity on  the part of the placer miner in constructing his balance sheet is all that is  required to make this class of mining  highly popular.  In rock and quartz mining three  dollars a ton is to be allowed for mining and the tax is to be assessed on  the balance ot the value of the ore  after deducting freight and treatment.  This is a movein the right direction. A  tax on the net value of the ore is not  more palateable than other taxes, but  if monev has to be got, Kootenay, as  we have said before, will pay her  share. But at the same time most of  the objectionable features of the tax  f������till remain. The offensive inquisitorial powers given to the assessors, ihu  hardship on poor men of having to pay  .their taxes long before they get any  returns, and worst of all, the burden  on gross instead of net values, all these  are left.  The government is strong. Let them  also be merciful. If the placer miner  is to be reimbursed the (ax on the  amount of his working expenses so as  to leave him taxed only on his nm  income, why cannot the quartz mi tier  receive similar treatment?  We can assure the government thai  iu passing the bill even in its present  amended shape they will be defeating  their own ends. They will seal up the  springs of revenue that are commencing to flow so bounteously from the  mountains of Kootenay. Let them  state the amount of money they  expect to gather from us every year  and then ask a represen iative com-  'mittee-ofoui-mining- men-how it can  be collected with" the least amount ol'  hardship to the miners. This of  course should have been done before,  but it is not too late now.  A MINING ASSOCIA TION.  We entirely agree with our contemporary in the matter of t he necessity  for a mining association. - The condi-  .. tion of the Mineral Acts is a reproach  to the country. Their complications  puzzle even lawyers so that the  ordinary miner may readily be excused  if sometimes he fails to follow in the  path  laid down for him.   No excuse  . how.ever is allowed. Tbe law inflicts  but one penalty, confiscation of the  propeity. There is no one to advise  the government as to desirable amendments. The recent attempt to impose  a tax on0 the mining industry which  would' be perfectly crushing in ils  effects, bears on the face'of it evidence  that the men who guide the destines  of British Columbia are not conversant  with tha nature and needs of the great  industry of Kootenay. No one supposes that in draughting the special  clauses    relating    to    mines    in   the  ' Assessment Bill that. Ministers had  any idea that they were imposing a  prohibitive tax on miuing, or that  they were treating it unfairly as compared with other classes of property.  Yet such was the case, and it may be  attributed to a lack of knowledge of  affairs.  Under these circumstances and to  keep an eye on future contingencies a  Board of practical mining men is  necessary. They should be appointed  by an association composed of dwellers  in Kootenay, for in Kooteuay we ate  all either directly or indirectly interested in or dependant on"the mine.1* for  our living. Every element of party  politics should be carefully eliminated  from the Association and its ranks  should be open to all, whether subjec'.s  of Her Majesty or no'. By the  bounteous freedom of ���������>���������*���������. British  Constitution all men alike are welcome  to pursue the arts of peace within our  border's and it stands to reason that  though interference with our politics  could not be permitted, they still have  a right'"'to be heard as1 members of a  non-political association on matters  concerning an industry in which they  are as much interested as ourselves.  The very arguments which are now  being used to urge our right to be  heard on mining matters in the Transvaal can equally be applied to our  American cousins sojourning amongst  us. The voice of a board chosen from  such an association would represent  the whole district and carry the  weight of n people unanimous in the  expression of their desires.  Our contemporary proposes March  IS, as a day suitable for holding a  meeting to form a mining association,  but we nre afraid that there will be no  meet ing either there or anywhere else  on the mere strength of a newspaper  suggestion. Invitations to all prominent mining men should be;issued by  someone of weight and authority.  Then we think they will respond, for  the want of an association is obvious  and urgently required.  We trust, that the Tribune will  receive the loyal support of the entire  local press in lhe formation of this  body .and that no local jealousies will  be allowed to interfere- with the  accomplishment of so desirable an  object, ...  SELF RELIANCE.  The recent storms that have suddenly  surged up and ruffled the fair ocean of  peace that lay about the whole world  have sufficed for a warning that in  spite of seeming security war is  imminent, and may break out in any  quarter at any moment. Diplomacy  could not foresee President C_-_ve:  r.AN'o'.s message or the Emperor  William's telegram to the Transvaal.  England is not going to neglect such a  warning and her reply to it comes,in  the Naval estimates which were  brought down to the House by Mr.  Goscuex, the First Lord of the  Admiralty. They provide for an  expenditure during the year of <������21,000  000, an increase of -������7,000,000, over last  year. England can very well afford  this enormous expense and is perfectly  willing to do so. She grudges nothing  that secures her safety as a great commercial nation. She is called a nation  of shopkeepers and so .she is with  branch ; houses all over the. world, and  she does not," mean to have her trade  interfered with by anyone. In con  eluding his remarks Mr. Goschen said  that whether England was to.stand  alone or to act with .other powers the  motto of her navy in either case must  be. "Self Reliance."  NOTES.  The Arernon people are making a  strong protest against the proposal of  che legislature to extend the time for  che completion of the railwayjbetween  Trail and Penticton to six years.- We  are most cordially with our neighbors  m.i.h. Okanagan Valley on this matter.  Our opinions thereon were set out in  some remarks we made anent a similar  proposal on the part of the B. ���������<..  Southern.-.��������� The extended concessions  simply enable capitalists to occupy the  Held to ihe exclusion of anyone else.'  A long" letter is printed in a recent  number of the Canadian Mining  Llnview on the Mechanical Separation  of Lead -Zinc ��������� Sulphides. Ic is we  believe simply an advertisement of a  .ne_w_uniiuhLne_.foi__ac<-on*plishing__thiy  desirable end. This machine may be  gooil or bad. It is not the Ashcroft  process recently introduced to New  couth Wales" of which we spoke last  week. The only part'of the letter  which we think worth printing at  present is the last paragraph as  follows:-"In conclusion, I advise our  British Columbia miners once more;  Do-not hastily buy mills before you  have a mine, and when you get a mine  and you know your ore thoroughly,  buy the best, that is the most economic machine in.the market." To this  we would add, let the machine maker  do the testing aud do not buy his  machine until he has tested it for you.  We have a sort of memory that the  defence in a recent assault, case was  that the accused party had been  goaded lo madness by the implication  rhat he was���������in plain,language���������a liar,  lie did not like being called a liar and  yet we notice that this same person  whose own feelings are so exceedingly  Ceuder on this matter has'no objection  whatever to hurt the feelings of others.  In the concluding sentence in a paragraph which appeared in last Saturday s Tribune,' that paper in so many  words accuses the Rossland Miner of  being au "abject liar." Can it be that  the editor of the Rossland Miner is too  far off-to hit, back? oris it the wild  grief of an outraged parent at seeing,  its own off-pring turn and rend it,''that  ieads the Tribune into these excesses?'  Our Rossland namesake is exceedingly indignant, at the alleged non  payment of timber dues by certain  lumber companies, and it includes in  its sweeping anathema the C.P.R. and  C, <fc K. Navigation companies on the  ground that lhey,. are in arrears in  payment of the tax on the cord-wood  which they use for their engines aiid  steamboats.' Now as a matter of fact  we believe both these companies buy  their. - cord-wood from contractors  which should absolve them from the  charge of evading the tax, even if there  was une,.but as a matter of fact the--  is no. due or royalty or any other kind  ufj tax on cord-wood. The accusation  therefore falls to the ground, ahd the  Rosslaud Miner and its ."very high  authority" would do well to study the  laws of British Columbia.  !     We can J more  than agree with our  ' contemporary's remarks on the dima-  inn ci   i;n 1   p)-'i!K'-'-_   to be given to  jlr.   Hoin-0.'-*--We"-cannot see why he  i should receive a bonus for bis smell...  when every poor miner has to develop  his mine entirely unaided and taxed at  every tuin into the bargain. Every  man who develops a good prospect  benefits the country in proportion  just as much as the man who builds a  smelter. . The bonus system is all  wrong, lock, stock and barrel. The  discrimination of it is unfair and  abominable. If one man gets a slice  of public money everyone else ought  to have it. Where is the end to be?  Surely the government cannot, with  any show of consistency pour thousands of dollars into Mr. Heinze's lap  with one hand while with the other it  scoops the- cieam off oui'mines with  its proposed assessment tax.  But if-the land is to be reserved for  Mr. Heinze to cut cord-wood olV, let  measures be taken to see that he cuts  only the cord-wood and not the merchantable timber. Of which, there are  millions of' dollars worth on the block  proposed to be reserved.  We are exceedingly sorry to again  lake exception to another paragraph  in our Rossland contemporary's issue  of the 20th."'in its1 editorial notes it  makes some ^reflections on Mr. Geo.  Johnstone, Col lector of Customs which  are certainly not warranted. Rossland  .people, and indeed an important mining company hearer home, also, have  lately been put to a.great deal of inconvenience through certain Customs  regulations. But Air. Johnstone is no  more respopsible for . these than the  editor of the Rossland. paper is. The  Collector hasjsimply to do his duty as  laid down for him from Ottawa., and if  in doing so he, has incurred unpopularity, the fault is that, of the department; . it is not his. The insinuation  that Mr. Johnstone does riot, attend to  his business is laughable to Nelson folk  who know that the.midnight oil burns  late every uight in the Customs house,  and perhaps after our well known  "Postmaster General" there is no  harder worked man in Kootenay than  the Collector of Customs.  ., It may, be of interest to mention that  the objectionable regulations which  have given rise to all the trouble are  not peculiar to the Canadian Customs.  Theircount.erpa.rts exist in the Customs  of the United States. They are framed  apparently, with the sole object :if  hampering trade. They afford no  revenue, they defeat no fraud, they  simply add to the unpopularity of the  Department. The only possible good  in them is that they hasten the day  when the people willrise and rule the  Department instead of bowing their  necks to the tyrannical and obnoxious  yoke of officialdom.  i-koi essiox u. c.iitns.  GH.'H. SYMOND3, M. D., CM., (Edin-  ��������� bur-tlil Physieian'and Surgeon. Oilices���������  Henley. Block, Hukor Street, Nelson. (289)  ALEX.   SKINNER,   Law  Office  over  Dr.  Arthur's   Drug    Store,    Baker   Street,  Nelson, B. C, .- ,     .     ��������� '  SIBBALD      AND      SHAW.      CUSTOMS  Brokers,  Gcncnil Commission and  For  warding Agents, Kevelstoke j-talit.ii.        1302)  A       ,C BRYDOXE-JACK, M. A���������  Barrister and Solicitor.  Corporation and Mining Law Specialities,  Correspondence Invited.  Inns of Co irt. Vancouver, B. C  (298)     .  ROYAL HOTEL,  tor. Stanley anil SIIK-a S'reels,  3_>TEX.SO_Dsr- IB. O-  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Best loci-lion In Town.   Itcnultftil Views.  Bar   now   Open   and   Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.   lAInequalled-inJCootenav..,^   Give us a trial and   be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH  U������i]  HOTEL   SLOCAN,  KASLO.  TIIE   I.EAIHM'   HOUSE  IK   THE CITY.  Visitors to Kaslo and .the  Slocan   will  will  find every accommodation'.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  (280) ������������������ *  . .  I'roprietor  G-O TO  THE BON TON  FOR   _--_=.__3S_-l  EASTERN OYSTERS  0 IN ANY STYLE.  Open from rp..m..t.o 6am*  'miss __c- ___:.  :DT_r:_r:_r-__r.  " rKOPKIETKESS.  ':'������������������' : '(250)"  T.B.  _ CO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING,*-**; ._  SHIRTS,  UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  PANTS,  OYSTERS  IN ALL  STYLES  AT T. BOOTH'S  TROPICAL  FBUIT s_-o:r:_-,  BAKER STREET NELSON  ' A Large Slock of Pipes and CliEur s.   (235)    MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE.  Two new English Pott able Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary [Engine and Boiler.  One  Engine and   Boiler   for Steam  L;ui ach.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HELSTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (173)  rpKNDKKS for tho purchase of a first.  X class hydraulic plant in place on iho  ground, and an unexpired lease in West Koolenay will bo received up to noon on the Uiih  Alaicli next. Xo tender necessarily accepted.  . or further particulars apply  ���������'HYDRAULIC,"  1-01) ��������� care Tin* Mi.nkk, Nelson.  COLUMBIA AND KOOTENAY RaTlWAUND  WAVI  IN DUE SEASON  People reciuire to buy their   Spring   Goods   in   time   to   make   them   up  bol'ore Spring- is upon them.  "-*���������''  We  are   now   placing'  on   our   shelves   the   Largest,   Newest  and  Tastiest Stock of Goods for Spring wear ever brought into Nelson. .  While tbe Prussians at Jena were quietly  dreaming over precedents,  and calmly planning a red tape campaign, Napoleon took   possession  of  all the strategic   points.     His  victory   was   won before a gun was fired.  So with thc lady who buys her spring outfit'from us now.  131.ESS   GOODS, MANTLES, WKAJ'S.  SILKS, UN'DJ.inVKAli, WHIT.: GOODS.  COTTON GOODS, I0MM.OI m.lUES.  CARPETS,       HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  HOOTS   AND   SHOES. "'  A. T. GARLAND,  BAKER STREET.  (211)  NOTICE.  N' OTICE IS HEREIiY GIVEN THAT IV  is the intention of tho Columbia und  Kootenay Kailway .and Navigation Company  to apply to (he Railway Committee of the  I'rivy Council'to sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of-rail way from  a point- on the Columbia and Kootenay Itail-  way about three and a quarter miles cast of  Robson, to a point, on the bank of the Kootenay  River at its .iunction with the Columbia River,  a distance, of about three-quarters of a mile  for the purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of transporting the products of  mines, and to sanction the appropriation of the  necessary lands for that purpose' under the  compulsory powers vested in tlie said Company  by the Railway Act or any other Act in its  behalf.  [Signed] J. D. TOWNLKY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 23, 189C.       [290, 22,2.(5]  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant-  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher, as  agent for John J. Baker and James F.  Burr, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grantin favor ofthe  mineral claim "Queen" Victoria," situated in  the Nelson mining division of West Koofenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must tile their objections within GO days from the date of the  first publication of this notice in thc British  Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21, 189-.   (300,22,2,0)  OVERALLS,  ETC., ETC  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  .'���������pAKE NOTICK that Charles H. Ellacott,  ' 1 ��������� acting as ngent for William Perdue and  John Brown and Johr. G. McKay, has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Zilor," situated in the Trail.Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must lilc their  objections with me within fiO days from the  date of thc lirst publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson', B. C, Feb. 17,189������.     (295,25,2.0)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE lhat J. F. Ritchie,  as agent John C. Gore, has liled the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "C and C," situated in the Trail Creek alining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within GO days from thc date  of the first publication of this Lotice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent..  Nelson, B. C Feb. 13, 18%.        (290. 15-2-0.) '  _            _        _    __   Y^>'   _ _  !fe?S_5_3Sj-������^_5S_-_3-S-_-_S_?s_5-_>-i  -TURNER. BEETON & CO.^  I  a Wholesale Merchants Only.    I  -_-*-.-  1 A Large Stock of the Best Brands of m  I        Liquors Always on Hand.        ||  1 Sole Agents  for B. C. for Brown's i  1     4 CROWN SCOTCH.     1  -8������������������  VICTORIA-and NELSON.  (.48)  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to'supply the'town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer -t $10 per Barrel.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  r|"*.AKE Notice that Frank C. Loring has lllcd  ' JL tiie necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "St. Elmo," situated in llie Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of *V\ est  Kootenay".-'       "     ~ ~   ~" ������������������*���������-    --  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with mc within 00 days from the  date of the first appearance of ihis notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  ���������Dated Nelson, Feb. 1, 1890. [285-8,2,0]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAl-E Notice that. Oliver Bordau has filed  X t he necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant iii favour of the mineral  claim "Lily May" situated in the Trail Creel*  Mining Division of '.Vest Kootenay District.  Adverse claimant*!, if any. must file their objections with me within 00 days from the date  of the first appearance of this notice in the  British. Columbia Gazette. J  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent'.  Dated Nelson U. C, Feb. :i. 1SUU.   . (280.8.2,11)  Notii'e of Application for Crnwr. Grant.  ri-"AKE NOTICE Ihut-T. .). Lendriiin. as  A agent for R. S. Ilow.irdnnd Louis Griine-  wald. has liled the necessary papers and made  iipp i-iilion for a Crown Grant in favour of the  mineral claim "Ohio." situated in the Ainsworth Mining Division of West Koolenay.  Adverse claimant!1, if any, must llie their  objections with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in tho British Columbia  Gazette.  N.   FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Jun. 8, ISM.     .  [208-11,1,0]  CI'ItT IIICAT IM       (IF     IMI-UOVKMICMT.  YORKKE JOKE MINERAL CLAIM.  SlTUATK IN THK  i*TEI_._OX   MINING DIVISION* OK  Wkst Kootenay* District.   "\\'jn;itK Lo-  cated���������Toad Mountain,  TAKE NOTICK that I, \V. A. Jowett,  as agent for K. Mahon, free miner's  certificate No. 54,031, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, lo apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of iinpro.e-  inents, for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further tako notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to thc Gold  Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 25th day of January, 1890.  XV. A. JOWKTT,  (216���������23, 31, 5)   . Agei.t for 15. Mahon  CUMBERLAND MINERAL  CLAIM.  3QU YATES  STREET,  VICTORIA, B. C.     CM)  Situate in the Nkl_o.\* Mining Division oi-'  West Kootenay  District.   Where I_,o- j  cated���������Toad Mountain. |  rpAKK NOTICE that I,  W.-A. Jowett, a- ''  _____    agent foi K. Mahon. free miner's certifi- ,  eate No. 51.931, intend, sixty days from the date ,  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for '  a certilicate of improvements, for the purpo.-e !  of obtaining a Crown Grant of theabove claim. '  And further take notice, that adverse claims '  j mu.. be .cut to the Gold Commissioner "and  I action commenced before the issuance of s-uch  ! certiticate of improvements.  |    I'ated Uii- 25th day of J anuary. If****.  W. A. JOWETT.  (295���������1, 2, 6.) Agent for E. Mahon.  ukoeks<;a.v nt m*-t at IIILVIKK'S is.kkkv.  .MAIL . OBI������t'U-   I'tMlWI-TLT   A'ITi:.M������KI������   TO.  93  R. RIESTERER, Ptod.  WAGONS and  *     BOB-SLEIGHB  BEST CANADIAN JVIAKES.  Por.   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose,  '*... WEITS   IFOR ������PRICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO, U>.  ICJk.-TV-CX.OOFS.   _B.   C.     .12  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  A. B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  ALBION IRON WORKS Co., LIMITED  EJSTG-IISr_EE_RS/  IRON FOUNDERS, I'.OILEK MAKEKS. -"     -     *   * ** - *  -lAXUFACTUl-El-S OF MAEINE AND ���������     ���������   .    _. "  LAND   ENGINES.   'BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH CANNING    AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HIDRAULIC GIANTS,  * ' *      ,      *'     ' HPIVES  AND SINKING   TUMPS   I OH   MINE  French Ranges,. Stoves, Grates, Etc.  SOLI*   .-t-KY-S FOB III'MIY   It.  tVMItTIIIXCTOVS   STEAM    1*1 ���������������'���������_"   AMI   IM.tltSOLL  ���������COCK UKII.I.   ������'0.\S MKIJI   KOCK  I'KILLxL  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street.  P. 0. DRAWEE 12  VIGT0EIA, B._ C.  (205)  M. R. SMITH &��������� CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  VICTORIA  PRICE   LIST.  B. C.  ���������22 THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1896.  BOSSLAND.  An Aount   ot   the Groat   Gold   Camp  Alter  One, Year's Insistence.  - (From our Special Correspondent.)  (Continued  from  L-ist, AVeek.)  AY. may now take a more specific view  of so-iie-of the le-din},' properties in the  camp. Tlie workings on the Le Hoi  being the deepest cud most extensive in  the cuinp will-erve ns ii fair example of  what otlier-- iiiny hope tu become. In  this property mi immense chute of hifjh  grade ore Inns recently been opened in  crosHOUtiinu' for a true wall. The men  hnd been using si i-t'iiii t" shoot from unci  for a time this wns Dicmulit lo be the wall.  A flake was thrown nil' and on exniuinn-  liou proved to be ore. The result is an  addition of fiom fit) to CO feel of a new  chute that, runs from $70 to 8!X) per ton  in Rold aud copper. 'Phis with lhe other  showings makes the Le Itoi one of the  richest nnd most extensive properties not  only in Kootenay but in America. About  IOC)" tons from the mine are now beinj*  ������������������hipped daily to the big smelter nt Trail  and the property is iu such shape that  tlie output can be increased sufficiently  to meet almost any demands which may  be made for the ore-  The War Eagle, another very valuable  property, is doing little just now. Operations have been -iispended pending thc  placing of au important addition to the  power drill plaut. The machiuery is now  in the country and in about six weeks  power will be turned on agaiu and development pushed more rapidly than ever.  A large chute of ore bas been opened in  llie No. 1 tunnel and the ore body has  been cut in the No. 2 tunnel at a distance  of 700 feet in. The Iron Mask, also che  property of this company, now has n  shaft down nearly 100 feet and a quantity  of Rood ore taken out. The big chute on  the War Kagle will be reached by i-  tunnel through the Iron Mask which  will tap the lead iu about 1,300 to 1,400  feet.  Uo-h the Le Itoi and . Win- Eagle are  dividend paying companies.  The Center Star, .-.uolher of the great  properties . of this section, is being  thoroughly prospected and no attempt is  being made to ship at pi;es.ut. The  chute is lapped by a tunnel which will  land the product direct ou the tram cars  of the Trail Smelter Company. A mining expert of experience and ability has  placed the value of the oi e in sight on  this property at over one million dollars.  The woik is being pushed vigorously by  means of. an air compressor plaut and all  the most, improved machiuery.  The Crown Ir-oinfc is now down 150 feet  iu. ore aud the. -.drift ou the first level is  also in a good showing of excellent  _ mineral. Among the olh.*r properties  that are showing strong indications of  permanent value may be noted the Nickle  Plate with a heavy body of ore exposed  in the 100 ft. level. ' The Iron Horse, the  Homestake with a shaft down 50 feet.  The' Indiana Consolidated from which a  shipment of 860 ore has been taken out  of aD open out, aud many others.  Recent discoveries have pointed out  the probability of two distinct belts iu  this section. From the secoud belt ore  carrying a considerable per ccntage of  iirgeutiferous galena has beeu located and  good returns seemed.  ; At the present, time transportation  presents the most important difficulty.  Heavy haulage to either Trail or North-  port is necessary. This will be adjusted  presently by two means. First by the  tramline down to the town of Trail which  will handle all the ore going to the  smelter at that point and return what  river traffic may come via Trail for Rossland. The second will be a road from  Northport. ��������� This will give direct connection by all rail in two directions aud a  water route up or down.  With  these facilities and  the assured  Values of her mineral deposits there is no  reason  why this district should not take  !a' front rank among the miuing centers of  the world. Cui-.E Cuako.  Tlie Mystery of Polly Lop.  The insulation of wire has given away  trom.gutta perchii to paper. Paper is  so brittle that one can hardly get out an  order without breaking it up into  smaller lengths,'a serious drawback. To  ~reinedy~this_the"paper-wrappiiig-is-iio\v-  being covered with brass which increases  the cost to three to four cents per foot.  This makes, in the extension of the industry, a substitute for the tube of tin,  and as such one large building iu New-  York city is equipped with paper speaking  tubes. Experts iu the science of acoustics  say that the rough inner surface of paper  impedes the transmission of sound," ami  this is a drawback. Still, thisimpediment  is slight, anil the question-resolves itself  into one of mathematics.���������Hardware.    -  KOOTENAY LAKE HOSPITAL-  rpilK ANNUAL GKXKKAL MKKTING OF  L    Subscribers will be held nt Hume's Hull,  Nelf-on. on Tuesday.  March   11. 18!Ki. at 3 p.m.  Husiness; Election of Otllecis anil  Ilirectois.  .  Hy Order,  |3051 T. ALLAN. Soe.  ... .������������������!!.. >���������."{. _rf"-'..--\'--'  .V-ivrll  ���������      . **tM       **������J    _***������*������-������������__^ ���������"������������������������������������^-i fT������*^>������**^TTL _���������*."*' l*  ISfrlfl 3 SH U KB _& -T|^  *;���������-���������   ���������&������������������  ���������WHOLES  2   Ounce Can  Sold for 25   Cents.  Large*! Ilcuiaml  lu Canada.  1213)  (Continued from Page2.)  ������������������on, not at all, I'm sure. I just merely  happened to think of it. I don't care if you  marry him to-day, I'm sure. He's nothing  to me, goodness knows. And so far as  that's concerned, I could have married  him long ago. I suppose the match will  be very suitable, lie's getting old and  you're not so'very young yourself. Those  city women have a knack of hiding their  age, too. Oh, yes, I should think that you  are very well suited. It's nothing to me,  I'm suro."  "Good, and J hope that you will accept  au invitation to my wedding."  "Oh, 1 am the last person in the world  to go to weddings. Of course if it's a romantic affair 1 don't mind going, but a  cut and dried marriage never did catch  me. Oh, by the way, what will those three  strange men think?"  "I don't know, but I have invited them  to the wedding.".  "Miss, I must say that you nre about the  curisest critter I ever saw, and it strikes  me that the less a body has to do with you  the better it .will be for 'em."  Several months passed, and the expiration of the lease was approaching. And  so was the time set for Polly's marriage.  The bottom iiuld had yielded lavishly and  tlie old man wore a new homespun suit.  "You know we had a sorb of a contract,"  he said to Polly one evening.  "Yes, but if youspeakof the engagement  I'll break it."  "I gad, you've  got  ine  wound up in a  close place.    I'd like   to ask you if it ain't  about time   you "was  gettin'   your  dress  ready, and all th-it sort of thing."  "Look out now, Mr. Aimes." ^  The old man diicked'his head as though  a stone had been thrown at him. "All  right, miss, but don't forget to blow the  horn when you are ready.  lt was morning, and Polly and Nell  were sitting iu the parlor at home, Polly  had said that as the lease was about to  expire there was no need of going to the  ollice. "We will wait," she said, "and let  the owner oi the paper come here if he  wants to see us."  "Do you   think of   taking   it   again?"  Nell asked, with a touch of sadness in her  voice.  "No, I think not."  "So then you are in earnestaboutmarry-  ingfather?"  "No,'I think not."  "You think not? Don't you know?"  "Yes. I think I do."  "Polly, you have one of your mysterious  fits to-day. What's the* use in keeping up  this foolishness? Tell him that you can't  marrv him. .You have let it run on so  long already that he has gone to the expense of getting a new suit of clothes!"  "Yes, but he hasn't any more clothes  now than he heeds."  Nell sighed and Polly looked dreamily  out into the garden. "Your coming and  your stay has been a romance tome.PolIy,  and now it must end." She sat with her  elbow on a table and meditatively and  deftly was touching her hair. The sunlight, streaming through the high window, fell upon her. illumined her, and the  sad glow of a wish-dream was in her eyes..  Out in the road, dodging about, stalked a  young man, a smitten clown, dying to  catch a glimpse of her. "Yes, you:- coming was so strange a romance, bringing to  me a mind that I could admire, and now  'the music must end in a dry crackle."  Polly went to her, leaned over hev,kissed  her. "Your romance may not end." she  said. "But suppose that I should tell you  "that vour romance had been brought by a  circus woman."  "You a circus woman? I didn't know  that they were so noble and brave."  "I did not say that I was a circus woman,  but suppose I were one; and suppose those  three meu came to persuade me to go back  into the ring."  "Oh, you are clearing up one mystery.  Go on and you may clear up another."  :"But is there any other mystery to clear  up?"  "Oh, not exactly a mystery, but how.are  you going to satisfy father that you should  not marry him?" c  "Oh, probably he will laugh at the idea  to-morrow."  "But why should he when his mind is  now set upon it? Do you think that he  wfil decline to marry you because you have  been a circus woman?" *  "Xo, not particularly."  "Oh, you are becoming mysterious again,  Polly. "Why don't you be absolutely frank  with me?"  ."I will be, but not until after twelve  o'clock to-day."  CHAPTER III���������Continued.  "There you go again, leading me out into deeper and darker water, but I suppose  I must accept your, terms. Who is that  out there that keeps gazing in here?"  "Some fellow desperately gone on you.  Shall I go out and knock him down?"  "Goodness, no: he is doing no particular  harm.    But I wish he would go away."  "You don't like admircrv, do you?" .  "The right sort of admirers, yes; but to  be admired by ignorance is a cheap victory." - .   .  In Polly's eyes was the light of strong  admiration as she looked at thc girl. "You  surprise me nearly every day," she-said.  "I did not expect, to Iind so bright a creature in-this dingy place." ,  "Oh.'.' Nell laughed, "you think I am  bright just because the. place is dingy, it'  doesn't take much of. a butterfly to look  pretty when it settles in the mud."  Polly was silent, meditative; and when  she spoke again there was in her voice a  new tone, a tremulous sadness. "I am  one.or the shrewd children of the world,"'  she said, "and you are a clover-scented  child of the meadow, but/simple as you  are, yours is a wisdom that I could never  reach. There's that id.e fellow leaning on  the fence.   Shall 1 drive him away?"  ���������'I wish you would tell him that he is  annoying me. No, it might hurt his feelings."  This made Polly laugh so loudly that the  fellow, thinking that the women were  making fun of him, strode away. "One  to contemplate your tenderness," said the  woman of the world, "would ..scarcely  think that you had ever turned loose a  double-barrel shotgun amid a lot of men.  "Oh, I did that for you. and. if I had  thought that the fellow-out there was annoying you, .1 should have driven him  away long ago."  "My dear, I might take that .as a rebuke," Polly replied, ".but I won't," she  quickly added. ' t  !Nell got up. brushing the sunbeams out  of her eyes, and walked about tlie room.  "1 feei so strung-* today.", she said.  "Something must surely be going to happen. I wi<-ii that editor would cuinc5over  here and b-.-g you to take his paper for another year.';  '.'Perhaps he couldn't induce me to take  it."  "Ohi'but you are not thinking of going  with th* circus again, are you?" ..,_  "You shall soon see what I intend to  do."  "But don't do anything to _eparate us.".  Polly had begun to read a, newspaper.  "Did you hear what I said?   Now what  can be in that paper ���������'    '-* ** "  i was just  reading  about a  peculiar  organization that I happen to know some-'  thing about.   Some time ago an old man,  a crunk, died in Chicago, having willed  his money to a "club, or rather to several  trustees who were to form such a club a������:  he should name.   It was to be called the  Test Club and was  to  have  but  thirty  members.   When a candidate should apply for membership, a test was to be imposed upon him, and, if he carried it out  faithfully, he   wns  to  be admitted as a  member and thereafter share in the dividends arising from certain investments;  and as the dividends were large there was  a rush for membership.   And 1 see by this  article that a woman demands the right.to  apply for memliership, vowing that she is  willing to undergo any. test that may bo  imposed upon her."  "What nonsense," was the girl's comment.   "A woman ought to know that so  soon as she gets out of her real sphere she  is robbed of her force, the power that she  should.wield over men."  "1 don't know much about the power  that women wield," Polly replied,  "but I  don't think that a woman would make a  good ringmaster."  "A ringmaster, Polly?    What do jrou  mean?"  "Why, a ringmaster in a circus.  "Oh.   But why should you so frequently  refer to the circus?   I just believe that you  intend to run away and leave us."  "I think not.   By the way, - what. time'  does the stage come inf" _  "The first one comes at a little after  eleven.   Why do you want to know?"   ,  "Oh,,I just happened to think about it."  "But why didn't you happen to think  about it before?" .    .  "And for that matter," Polly quickly  replied, "why don't we happen to think  about everything before?" ....  They laughed at each other, and Nell,  seizing her friend, pretended that she waa  going to put her out of the  house, but  Polly, taking hold of her arms, gave her.  an easy upward swing and stood her on 'a.  chair.    . "Gracious    alive,"   Nell    cried,  springing down; "how  strong  you are.,  Did riding a horse in a circus make you.so.  muscular?"  "Perhaps riding a horse was not all I  did.   I might have handled cannon balls."  "I should think you did.   Ohi" she suddenly  exclaimed,    looking   through  the  window: "yonder come those three strange  men." ...  Polly arose and glancing at the clock  said: "I am going to my room, and you  must entertain them until I come down  I won't be long."  "But let me tell them that you don't  wish to see them.   They will persuade you  to go away with them."  "No; tell them that 1 shall; be down in a  few moments."  She hastened upstairs.   The men came  to the door.   "May we come, in?'.' one oi!  them asked.  She invited them in with a certain'stiff-  ness of manner, and .when. they,, had sat  down  one   of   them   asked:     "Where's  Polly?" '.' V  "Miss Lopp has gone to her room.   She  will be down soon.   Do you  wish to see  her on very important business?"  "Well, rather."  "But if you have any ^word for her why  cai.'t I take it?" .      '".-.��������� ....      ;...,.-,->���������  "(J'.!. I guess we'd better see her." '  "I hope you  won't  persuade  her tp gff  away." - .-.-'.  "Ah, vou have become friends, I take  it." * . ......,.,., -,,  "Ye-. devoted friends."..  "Nice girl,"  said th* . man.    "A  little  coarse,.but���������" .������������������.--.  "She is not coarse, sir." .������,,,  "No? All right, then. I thought she  was. Don't know very much about ;wor  men myself, but I thought she was a little  coarse." .      .  "I should think, sir, that you would  strive to be more of a gentleman than to  call her coarse. She is the - noblest .and  bravest creature in the world." '  "That so? Never saw her tried. . Is  that her stamping around upstairs?"  Nell made  no  answer,  and .they sat in  silence.   After  awhile. they heard Polly:  coming down the stairs.   The stair door  opened  and  out. stepped���������a man.   ,Nell  uttered a sharp cry and  covered her face  -with_her.-hands The���������man-approached.:  her, and bending over ber said:   "I was a .  candidate for admission into that club and  -the test was that Ishould be a woman for  one year." ��������� ��������� ���������   ��������� ....  "Oh!'.' she sobbed, "and I 'have-toldyou  things that I should not have told anyone.''  "Yes," he replied, still bending over her;  "and you have shown me the purest mind  and the noblest heart that man has ever  found." He leaned . further over and  whispered to her, and the (ace that she  turned up to his was. radiant with a confused happiness.. Just at this moment old  Aime3 stalked in. "Where's Polly?!' lie  asked. . "Why, what's the meaning of all  this?   Hah?   You don^t mean���������" ,.  "I have been Polly,!' a man said, bowing  to him; "but now I am George Had ley  and this daughter of yours, the sweetest  woman that lives, is to be my wife.".  "A man, hah? A man fust to last?  Well, say, now young, feller, I knowed it  all the time, and I.was jest waitin' to sec  how loug you could keep it up. I've l>oen  inavor of this town too long to be fooled,  1 tell you, hah?"  FOR SALE.  THAT DESIRABLE PROPERTY KNOWN  as thc Residence ot 'Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson; containing  0 rooms and occupying a lot and a half, with a  frontage of"37* feet. The house contains all  conveniences and has a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc.. apply to  ifi.'O: BUCHANAN.  ."  (2S8) - Nelson or Kaslo.  NOTICE.  IF THOMAS MALLOY, WHO WAS IN  Nelson in 1892, will communicate, by letter,,  with the undersigned he will hear of something,  to his advantage.   .  XV. A. JOWKTT, Nelson, B.C.  Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.  "^"OTICE is hereby given that E. Mahon  -IA has liled the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson;  Alining Division"of West Kootenay.  - Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within.00 .days from Ihe  first publication of this notice in the British  ���������Jolumbi i Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government 'Agent.  Dated Nelson. Ii.C. March 5, 1896.   (307,7,3.0)  Notice of Application   for liquor License.  I; hereby give notice that thirty days from  this datel intend to apply to the Stipendiary  JMngistifite for a license to sell wines aud  liquors liy retail at the Crescent'House.  MAY'Hi-RTSON.  Nelson. March 7,183G. _3G_,7.3,<S)  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  ATTHE  Ideal   Grocery    Store,  i  NEXT TO THE Stt-VER KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YO. BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  A, C. BUCHANJN, ^ NELSON, B. C  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVEEY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  1(258)  GILKER % WELLS.  _rv-CO-RE __sr:Erw" GOODS.  SUITS!  SERGES,  CI-rEVOITS,  I        TWEEDS.  ) PANTS  i  The Finest Goods, and the Latest Styles.  A SpecialLine of Boys'Clothing.  S3^E3ai-fi__Ii TO THE TIB-A-IDE-  We hold.the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands-^-'-La Progression" and 'Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  >:.- GILEEE & WELLS, NELSON AUD PILOT BAY. %  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS  m  SUIT I TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUTO, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 DP.   -A-UNE.0F_ENGIJSHWHIP-CQRD,__$1Q>  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. oo  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAIL WAY  _A._sj-r>   SOO   PACIFIC   EOTTTE.  anil Quickest Rente  . ���������������������������; Pad Coast Mil Easier, Points.  St.'Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  BATES jnHBLO"W^3ST.  Greatest Variety of Rentes, Rail anil Stealers.  Leave*  Nelson   Tuesdays and- Fridays   at   11.30  o'clock,   making   close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke. .(���������'  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. K. MACDOJJELL, ,  GEO. McL. BROWN,  Agent. Nelson.       Trav. Fntt. and Pas   Agt, Nelson.      Dipt. Pans. A-t.Vanramvm*  TEA!   'TEA!-\TEA!  "We know you have tried, inany times to buy Good.  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in praise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  dt_   Fort  Sheppard R'y.  ilto  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spouane  and Noithport.  Tri-Weckly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.15 p. m.  '.roiiis le.ivo Kelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Fhida_, returning leave Spoknne Tuesday., Thuksdays  and Saturdays nt 7 a. ni., and making  close coiinect.ou by S.S. ''Nelson' with all  Kooteuay Lake points.  PasseuRcrs for Kettle Eiver aud Boundary Creek, conncctntMnrcus with stngeon  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  on .1; at Noi'tbport with stage Daily.  Kaslo   &  Slocan  Railway-  TIME CARD NO. 1.  Gorxo Wkst.            Daily           Going East.  Leave i'.'XJ a. m. Kaslo Arrive S.iiO p.m  -.'IGu. in. South Fork- " 3.15 p.m  " S������.30 n. 111. Sproule's ���������' 2.15 p.in  " !..f>l a, in. Whitewater. " 2.00 p.in  " 10.0S u. in. Heiir Lake ' 1.18 p.m  " 10.18 a. in. McGuiKun " l.Mp.m  " 1U.I10 a. in. Hailcy. " 1.21 p.m  "    lO.H'.la.-in.   Junction           "      1.12 p.m  Arc.   IO.uO a, in.   Sandon         Leave   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates  nnd , information   I'pply  at th  Company's oilices.  ROBT. lliVIXG, XV. H. McGHAW.  (2fit)   Tiuflic Manager.. Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.   CO  (LIMITED)  TIME CARO No. 8.  In Kn-cl M-ui-tiiy, Xov. II, 1895.  UKVKLSTWKi:   K������l 11 l_-.*to im r ">iil. lisp*  Leaves Wigwam for "Vakils.], and Kobson  Monday_��������� and Thursdays at, 7 p. in.  Leaves Kobsnn for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacilic Railway points on Tuesdays  and Fridays atC p. in.  Connection is made at Kobson with C. & K  liy. for Nelson and with Sir. "Lytton" for  nail Creek and Nortliport.  TK WI, i:itKI_K-KOII*>0\   KOVTK.  Steamer"l.yMoii."  Leaves Trail Creek for Hobson on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 10 a. in."  Leaves Robson for Trail Creek on Tuesdays  ami Fridays at, I ]>, in., connects at Kobson  with Str. ' "Nakusp'' for Nakusp and Revel  stoke and with C. & K. Ky. for Nelson and  Lake points.  \OltTlirOKT*Tlt Ml -IIK-li HOUTtf  Steamer   ���������*!_} It<ni."  Leaves Trail Creek for Nortliport on Mondays, Wednesdays, i'hursdays and Saturdays  at 'i a.in.  Leaves Nortlinort for Trail Creek .Mondays  Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday, al 1  p in.  Connects at. Northport with S. F. & N. Ity  for Spokane.  SM.SO.Vti.l'*!." IMHITE.���������"Sir Xclsnn."  Loavcs ��������� Nelson for Kaslo, Sundays at  4 p.* in.. Tuesdays at, 5.30 p. in.. Wednesdays at 2.30 p. in., 'I'hursdays at 5.30  p. in., Fridays at 2.30 p. ni., Saturdays at 5.30 p  in. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ivy. at Five Mile  Point for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  p. in., Monciays at 3 a. in., Wednesdays at 3 a. m., Thursdays at 8 a. in.,  Fridays nt 3 a. in., Saturdays at 8 a. in.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at. Five -lilc Point willrN. & F. S. Ky.  for Spokane.  Connects with' Columbia & Kootenay  Railway ut Nelson for points north and south.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at. aiiy.-tiiiie-WitliouUiotice..  For tickets, ra_.es, etc., apply at Company's  otllcc, Nelson.  T. Allan, J. W. Troup,  Secretary. Manager  MOR'THERN  It * PACIFIC R, R,  R  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars.  Tourist  Sleeping Cars. /���������  ST. IMIlli  MIVVKAi-OLI-  IMitlTH  -'AK������0  <;k..m>  forks  ckooksto.y  wisnipkc  k_.ELE_.Vt and  \IUTTK  TICKETS  TO  THROUGH  -TO-  CHICU'tt  WASIIIM'TO.*.  __-HI_-.il>-, LI'IIIA  SEW YOKK  BOSTON and all  Points East,  Went antl South.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258)  For information, time cards, maps and ticket  call on''or -write  H. G. STIMMEL,  7V P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D.  GIBBS, '  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. D.  CHARLTON,  Asst. Gent. Pass. Ageni, Portland. Ortgm.

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