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The Miner Mar 21, 1896

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 MiMiiS IS KOOTENAt'ARE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  ���������"���������"������������������___?>_-.   ^���������Sfei-*/*"t*'.*-^.  .  ?_���������&>  THE ORES ARE HiGH-&f__J)E TN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  ^ AND LEAD. ,  - '-f'^r-b.-'  -*^*jar-iS7  Whole Numlser -e-93. (K   :��������� -f-Z  *  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  March   21,   1896.  Price Five  Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YOKI..  Marcli-      Ifi         17         18 10 20  Sii-vrh US3 ....688....081 WI....US1  uIaik.... .1:101) ... .300 'WO.... .'WO... .300  tlirokcrs' I'rices.)  MKTAL QUOTATIONS.  Now York, March 19���������Copper���������Steady;  brokers' price, $11; exchange price, ?l.  Lead���������_teiuly;| brokers' price, ������3; e_oliance  price, ������3.12J. -  KXC1IANCK METAI-  A sll_ht.ly firmer tone was displayed in.tlie  exchange market this week, though qiiolnuonR  rcrnnin well below the gold cxpoi'lms llK"res.  The discussion of the Cuban question at  Wa-Wimton seems to have hud some sliglil  ell'ect. in making   bankers more conservative.  The Kank ot KnBla'id discount rnte remain..'  unchanged at 2 per cent. The brink tins week  lost. i-U-iS.OOO In specie, its proportion of ry-erve  . to liability being 61.83 per cent., ngain.l-���������U'*-  per cent. In the London orien market, call  money is J ii ���������} por cent, and discount i (.������ lo-lb  per cent.   PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1890 UP TO DATE-  OUE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  AtNelson    ��������� 3;*���������.  At Pilot Bay ___ 11,013  OUE EXPOETED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  ���������*-_**{*  Slocan via Nakusp.  MOi  Trail Creek iKold ore)  2,4'*.*  Ainsworth       *-������   ���������'���������___  Total Tons  -*-���������*--*-  I-ttODUCK OF SMEI/TKRS.  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  ^  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion _*^_   ' 0521  ^rFsiiipments.  Beturn** Since l������*t Week.  VIA KASLO.  March 13-         * 10^  Whitewater to Everett.  "Jl  Northern Belle to East Helena  _i  Slocan  Star to Puob o  .f  Noble Five to  Pueblo  *������i  Luckv Jim to Pueblo. ���������������������������������������������-������������������  -il-'  K. tc. C. P. & M. Co to Pueblo  lo  Kuth to Pueblo.. ��������� ���������  '\.  Antoine to Everett   '"'  March 18-  Washington to Everett.      ;{,'J  Last Uhungo to Everett      ;>j  lleco .���������,���������-���������:���������,  i*i  Slocan Star to Pueblo  *?  Whitewater to Everett  ?���������:'  K.&C.  P. & M. Co  ������������������;_  Noble Five to Pueblo  "1  Kuth to J'ueblo  *  Detulmun lo Everett  *^������    . 6131  MINING BECOKDS.  MIXING THASSFKBS.  NELSON.  March 16��������� _  ' Freddio Moricc���������David T Monce to Jumc. M  Carroll, all, f 100.  March 19-*  Maple Leaf-E G Travcrsy to T L J F Poitras  nil, ������500.  March 21���������  :  Golden Eagle���������John.Johnson to Geo Allan  KGold-n*Ea������le-John Stewart to Geo Allan  Kirk, i 91.    ROSSLAND.  March 6-  Fannie   Queen-K   McDonald    to    Uobert  HEUiel', fecdTop. Bannock.   Drill, Northern  Light. Elephant, l.a Branc No  1. Le Blanc No  'A lie Blanc No 3^-W G Paine to U E   Lawry,  3-10 in each, $1.  Black Horse-Bruce   Craddock    to  Oliver  Bjr.steandAnna Fraetions-W H Young toF  H Oliver, 91.000.  March 7���������  Liza' Belle and Meter-G Dozois clo   A G  Hoggs, 91.  March 9-  Empire-Dan McDonald to Be 1. Crane, 9300.  ���������-Empire-Bci,l-Creno_to_G_Ordv..y,9JOp.        Gladiator-Sam Morris to Joseph Itceri, VI.  Comstock 5-16, Hughes 1, Gola Bonanza -J���������  K H Huifhes to L 11 Barker, gSOli.  -  LosGatos-AHMcKay to W 11 Yawkey, ������l.  March 10���������  " Alice- W J. Hughes aud G  W Peterson to  AL Davis. 92.000.  Flossie L-K J Moore toll T fcuruss 1, 91   ���������  Sun and Brook���������Chester Glass-  lo  Miles JMc-  Nally, i in each, 9100. "  Homo Rule 1, Tacoma and Pickwick J..B & U  l-Con Dohcrty to Milos McNally, $1,000.  Flossie li���������11 TBaruss to II S Jones, J, 91.  March ll��������� -   ,    ���������    ,    ... ��������� ,.       .  Lost Horso, Katie, Ella No 1���������XV Kellum to  T H Tracey, 1 in cacn, 91. ,;,���������,���������-      "   , .,  Lono Tree���������Chas Van Ness toi'l' 11 Tracey,1,91  Black HnwK���������S Morris to J L l'otorson. '. ������1  Mabel-J H Bowes lo V\ M Newton, i.bl.  Orino���������Edward Murphy to Jas Price, $1.  March 12��������� ���������, ,r .       _ , .,  Oxford-S J Uraluun to T H Armstrong, i, ft.  Young Queen���������S P Shaw to W H sh.tw, i, $50  Black Hawk���������S Morris to A li Kailton, jj, fcl.  ,    ' NAKUSP.   "  March 7���������  O K���������W Douglas to Jlcssrs Moore, Vnllanco  & Owen, i, 91.  March Si-  Gopher���������A Moher to J J Malono, 116, 91.  March 10���������  Dandy No 2���������Wm Douglas to E M Saudi*  "Marlborough���������C Drouin to E M Sandil-nd.,  1. 91.  March 17��������� _ ���������     ���������  Arctic and Wcllington-J Kelly to C F Free-  mau Lake, 2-16, 91. '    -.,.���������,,  Ora Granda���������M J Anderson to J W Anderson.  4, 9230.         : ;  NKW LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  March 16���������  ' Victoria���������Thomas Burnett and Jas. D. Sword  Orleans���������Johu ��������� Lacassi.  Bruce���������James D. Sword.  March 17���������  .  Bum���������John P Peterson.  Barford���������John P. Peterson.  March 20- .  ' Iron Mouiitain���������T J Alexander.  G > cat Mogul���������T J Alexander and Henry Bass.  Iron King���������T J Alexander and Henry  Bass.  Universal���������J K Stussi. ..   .. ,  Imperial���������J K Green.  EOSSLAND.  March 6���������  Henry Clay���������P H McCarthy.  March 11���������  Alabama���������P J Shields.  March 12���������  Annie Fraction���������Martin Salmon. ,  Gold Eagle���������Wm Baker.F It Gee, P J Shields  . and K J Baker,  Pride of the West���������V/m Baker to F R Gee, P  J Shields and ft J Baker.  Aurifer���������G XV A Kanken.  Hazel���������D W Maloney.  NAKUSP.  i  March 14���������  Blind Tom���������John P Petersen, joining Sunshine mineral claim on thc east.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.   I AN ASSOCIATION FORMED  TliAtTi.  Tho energetic citizens of Trail will  f-oon begin the erection of a new schooi  building.  Collector of Customs, \V. B. Wilson  has foei-ii appointed internal re.venui*  collector for Triul.  0 Tho cili/.ens of this town are takinp.  j-teps towards oi'Kiiiiizing a Board of  Trade to take charge of the genera'  interests of tho town, and incidently  10 mem ion a few ffictH regarding Trail  iMI raciions to a waiting world.  Otic calt-ininp furuiice of the new Trail  .'inelL.1-blew iu ou the 12th. It is ex-  P-uled thiit operiitioim will continue fron.  now on without; delay-*. The works an.*  iochni'Keol! Mr. II. C/B-lliuKer, melji)-  lnrt'i������t of the Moutnna Ore Purehasiu-,'  Coinpauy.  It is reported that Mr. 11. T. Daniels;  of Spokane, is about to commence the  erection of a large hotel block. The  new building will contain four stories  and a basement. The building will  have a 50 ft. frontage on Bay View  Avenue. The front floor will be  occupied-by store*.  The B. C. Iron works, of Vancouver  and the Mac Machine Company, of  Ontario, have both concluded to erect  brunch establishments of their' factories at Trail. Sites have been  selected and the construction work  will begiu at once. These new work:  will employ a number of men and will  add materially to the permanent,  prosperity of the town.  NAI-USl*.  There wns a dance in the" Hotel  Nakusp on the 17th inst., in honor of  ���������St. Patrick.  < Thc owners of the Silver Blend and  Star, two' promising claims at the  NeedJes on Lower Arrow Lake, are having their assessment work done.  Under the new running time of the C.  & K. S. N. Co.'s boats the Str. Nakusp  does not reach, here until midnight on  her down trip, but. going up remains until 8 o clock iu the morning..     ,  Seven cars of ore came iu on Sunday  and four ou Monday, from the Slocau,  making the wharf look its if business was  being done., lhe Sir. Nakusp took four  cars to Arrowhead on Tuesday.  ^ The building of the new boat, for the  U. ii K. (j. N. Co.; is progressing rapidly.  The bottom planking is nearlv completed  and also the floor of the' lower deck.  Weather permitting, there is little doubt  but thnt she will be running bv thc 1st ot  May.  SANDON.  '" The Payne mine has been closed and  it is. probable that operations will not be  resumed before the middle. of summer.  Tenders for sinking 50 feet additional  on the Grey Eagle property closed this  week. The successful tenderer is not yet  known but the work will begin iu a few  days.  A great amouut of "dead" work has  beeu done on a number of properties in  this vicinity during tbe winter. This has  ������_o_3i-te_ of prospecting and development work which in most cases has  resulted satisfactory to all concerned.  By it several steady shippers have been  prepared to go onHhe list next season.  ,    N'iiW   DICNVKR.  The steamer Hunter is making almost  daily trips down the lake with parties of  auxious prospectors who are burning to  get into this promising section. So fa a  uiQHt of them have returned reporting too  much snow as" yet.  ' Tbe owners of the Two Friends claim  have purchased 1500 ore sacks and will  mako 0 -liipineot. irom their, property.  Tbe returns wiil be awaited with interesl-  aw this js one'of the most promising  claims in the Siocim lake districts. ���������  ���������     * ItOSSIiAND.  The Ontario mineral claim is turning  out in very good shape. The entire face  of the crosscut tunnel is said to be in  'sold ore which assays well.  The ��������� Flossie L. claim, lying west of  Red Mountain, .has been sold to a syudi  cate of Chicago aDd Spokane people. It  is repeated that the work will begiu in  about a month and that the property will  be thoroughly prospected iind developed.  Tho Cliir mine bids fair to join the  ranks of the steady shippers in the near  future. Some 1. inches of rich ore shows  in the drift which is beiug run from the  No. 2 tunnel toward the ore chute opened  by the upper works.  Tho new compressor, plant of the War  Eagle Mining Company was started up a  few days ago and is working like a charm.  The plant consists of a Duplex cross-  compound Corliss air compressor, 18x20,  with all the most improved attachments.  With a capacity equal to 200 horse power  it will deliver air through 2,800 feet of .8  inch pipe. .  A force of 14 men are at work on the  Nickel Plate claim. . The dump now  contains 150 tons of shipping ore, worth  about $100 per ton. From the 100 foot  level in the main shaft drifting is beiug  carried on in two directions. Both dritts  are in "good showings of ore. The long  crosscut to the north on the same level  has tapped a six foot lead containing 20  inches of good ore on each side of a barren strata. Assays fiom the new strike  run up, to S275 per tonl  The Lily May, oldest of the mineral  locations in the Trail Creek country has  changed hands. J. F. Bowles and James  Raymond, of"Baker City, Ore., have  taken the property for ������40,000, one-lwlf  in ninety uajs and balance in six niofii'n'i?  The claim has already been developed by  a 50 foot tunnel and three shafts down  from 20 to 30 feet each. The lead is  about 18 inches wide and assays 00 to 70  ounces silver aud S2 in gold. Work will  be continued in the tunnel aud later  cross-cutting will be done to pick np au  ore body supposed to lie north of the  present works.  To Protect the Mining Industry of  British Columbia.  .-rf.limin.iry    Steps   Toward    Kflectlne  . Permanent Organization.  A meeting was held at Nelson on  Wednesday afternoon for the purpose  of taking the initial steps toward forming an association of those interested  in the mining .industry. Mr. H. E.  Croasdaile, of the Hall Mines Co., was  called to the chair' and opened the  meet ing with a few prefatory remarks:  He thought that when an enemy appeared it was a good idea to organize  t o resist that, enemy. The recent attempt at mining legislation had shown  lhe necessity of vigilant opposition to  anything inimical to the mining industry. The work of the delegates sent  from this section to interview the government had already shown what  could be done in such thiugs by intelligently directed eifort. Personally  the Chairman was of the opinion that  the present move was in the right direction. It was for those present to  say whether steps should be taken to  effect a permanent organization to  protect and foster the mining industry  of the province.  J. A. Turner wns appointed secretary pro tern, and the call which resulted in the meeting was read:  Nelson, B. C. March 7th., 1898. .  Dear sir:  Recent events in connection with the  proposed Mineral Assessment Bill  have made clear the necessity of a permanent association of those' interested  in the mining industry in West Kootenay district to represent and piotect  the collective interests of the industry.  Such an association to be efficacious  must be thoroughly representative.  You are therefore invited to attend a  meeting to be held in Hume's hall, at  Nelson, on Wednesday, the 18th. inst.,  at 2 o'clock p. in., for the purpose of  forming*such an association.'  Respectfully,  H. E. Croasdaile,  A. H. Kelly,  John Houston,  0 Committee.  The discussion on organization and  methods of proceedure then began.  The Chairman: I think it would be a  good idea to now proceed "to the formation of such an association as .is  outlined in the call for this meeting.  We should also appoint a committee  to draft a constitution and by-laws.  This association should be a Briti.li  Columbia one, taking in all parts 01  tho province.  A.-L. Dvvenport: .I.rnove. that this  be called the British Columbia" Miners  ^Association.  : W. A. Jowett: I am of the opinion  that such an association has a large  Held of usefulness before it. In looking over the last report from the Minister of Mines1 1 notice that the gci-  output from Cariboo and those districts, is set forth in elaborate tables  taking in small camps that only produce $150 in the year. , On th. other  hand West Kootenay is dismissed  without a figure in the table Only a  lump.estimate is appended. Such an  association as this could assist in bringing facts and figures before the Minister of Mines, and see that we are gi\en  our just dues iu these matters.  The discussion as to the title continued to some length. Finally coming  to a vote it resulted in "Th'e British  Columbia Mining Association" being  chosen as the name by which the new  organization should be known.  __-Th__._fpllo.wii 1 g replies, to the circular  letter of the first committe were read  liy the secretary:  Spokane, Wash., March 14, 1890.  Alessrs. Croasdaile, Kelly, and Houston  Gentleman: I received your circular  letter of March 7 concerning the  desirability of organizing a mining  association for mutual protection and  interest in British Columbia and am  heartily in sympathy with this movement. Realizing as I do that., the  mining industry of British Columbia  is of all industries the most important,  and that outside of the mining element  there is so much ignorance concerning  tho interests and rights of the mirier, I  consider' of great importance a systematic organization for the purpose of  education and measures for general  protection amongst the mining men.  I think it hardly possible that I cau  attend your meeting on the ISth. but  1 assure you that I will hear tily endorse the measures adopted by those  present.  Yours very-respectfully,  Frank C. Loring.  Rossland, B. C, March 14, 1S90.  J  Messrs. Croasdaile, Kelly and Houston  Gentlemen: 1 am in receipt of*your  circular dated March 7 and in reply  would say, I am heartily in sympathy  with the proposed movement to form  such au association as mentioned and  I fully appreciate the compliment you  impose upon me in extending me an  invitation. It is with much regret  that owing* tb press of business I am  unable to be present at proposed  meeting. Respectfully,  James Clark.  ,  Rossland, March 14, 1890.  Messrs. Croasdaile, Kelly and Houston  0Qentlernen: Yours of the 7th. inst.  to us received. Owing to court sitting  hereon tlie 17th. it will be impossible  for us to attend your meeting much as  we would like to do so. We would  respectfully suggest that if the meeting would adjourn, until after court  here, that a committee from this camp  would then be able to attend. We  think this is a move in the right  direction and that all'the different  mining camps should be represented  if possible. Very truly,  Joh>* M. Bcrke.  Ross Thompson.  Kaslo, B. C, March 10, 1890.  Mr-. John Houston,  Dear Sir: Yours of the 7th respecting the formation "of an association  for the protection of the mining industry and signed by H.  E. Croasdaile,  A. H. Kelly and yourself as a committee is received and in reply would  say that important business will keep  ine from beingpresen tat your meeting.  But however I fully realize the importance' of such an association, and am  pleased to endorse such a movement  and am willing to do all in my power  to further such a purpose. If necessary  and you think proper, you my add my  name to your association. Again  apologizing for my inability to be  present, I am  Yours truly,  Geo. T. Kane.  After some further discussion it was  resolved to elect a temporary Bet of  officers and appoint a committee to draft  a constitution and by laws to be submitted to a meeting to be held in Nelson  April 22nd. &  The following temporary officers were  then elected for one month, H. E. Croasdaile, president; A. I_. Davenport, vice-  president; John Houston, secretary-  treasurer. Messrs. Turner, Kelly and  Buchanan were selected as a committee  to act in conjunction with the temporary  officers for the drafting of a constitution  and by laws and the meeting adjourned  until Wednesday April 22.  LOCAL   NEWS.  CENTER STAR ACCIDENT.  J. A. Rogers, H. A. Lawson and J. F.  Orr of Winnipeg, are guests at the Royal  hotel.  A. W. Moore, one of Nelson's old time  contractors, is back after a year's visit to  Ontario.  A. R. Sherwood is building three cottages on lot 11, block 10, Victoria Street.  Moore and Woods are the  contractors.  The reservation placed on a block of  land situated on the north bank of the  Kootenay river, and on the west arm of  Kootenay lake, has been cancelled.  "Round the World in Ninety Minutes," is the title of a stereoptican exhibition that will be given in th*i  Methodist Church on Wednesday evening next.  Moore and Woods have the contract  for the new,Mara block on Stanley street.  When completed it will he occupied by  the C. and K. S. N. Co. Their present  offices are rented to the C. P. R. Telegraph Co., and the Nelson Telephone  Company.  Under the direction of Superintendent  Hodge the telephone company are thoroughly overhauling their system, putting  in new posts, and arranging to give the  best possible services as soon as they get  into their new offices.  AN EXPEDIENCE  SOCIAL.  The experience social given by the  Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian  .church last Wednesday evening was a  pronounced success from- every standpoint. Many present had taken cards  pledging themselves to an effort to earn  something by work outside of their usual  occupations. Prizes were offered for.  the largest amount secured and the most  pleasing manner of relating how it was  earned. Mrs. Oakes took first prize for  amount with 812.50. Master Ernest Shaw  secured the prize for "experiences." A  number of these were poetical and  humorous, affording much entertainment.  The programme was interspersed with  vocal and instrumental music and recitations., Refreshments were served, and  all present voted the affair enjoyable in  the extreme. Some $150 was secured for  repairs to the church.  A VERY CLOSE GALL.  Tlie  Crescent Hotel Saved By Our Efficient  Fire Brigade. "**  -Nel8on-had-a-very-narrowrescape_from  a serious conflagration yesterday evening  About 7.30 Mrs. Hartson, who has beeu  refitting aud refurnishing the old Tecuni-  seh house, and would have opened as the  Crescent Hotel in a few days, heard a  noise on the second floor. Investigation  disclosed tlie preseuse of smoke and  flames apparently under good headway.  The alarm was turned in, the fire brigade  responded promptly and the fight began.  Soon tongues 'of flame were showing  through the roof and along the front cor;  nice and the general opinion was that the  building-wus doomed. The contents  were quickly removed hy willing hands,  ladders hoisted and water playing. at  every point, in" a creditably short time.  The brigade worked hard and well, and  their endeavors were soon rewarded by  victory. Had the tire once become beyond control probably thousands of dollars worth of property would have been  destroyed.  As far as could be learned the trouble  arose from a defective chimney into  which an almost unprotected wooden  beam had been built.  Tho damage to the building amounts  to about 83,00 and probably a similar  amouut will cover the loss on furniture  and fittings. Mrs. Hartson proposes to  again begin the fitting of the place, iind  hopes to be open in a week or so.  Charles Burritt, * of The Miner staff,  got a rather hard knock from a falling  timber at the fire. A couple of stiches  and a bit of plaster applied by Dr. Arthur  fixed the matter up.  CHUKCH KOTIOKS.  Sunday, March 22, 1890.  Church of England. Services at  11 a. in. and -7.30 p. m. Holy Communion after morning service.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. in. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer . meeting Thursday evening at " 8 p. in. Christian  Endeavoi Society meets every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.   *  Roman Catholic Church. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at Nelson. Mass at .10.30. Vespers  at 7.30.  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets.- Services at  11 a. ni. and 7.30 p. rn. Morning  subject: ''God's Witnesses." Evening subject: ' "He Is of Age."  Sunday school 2.30 p. in. Prayer  meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock.  Epwosth League E. Of C. on Tuesday  evening at V o'clock.  Full  Particulars of the   Explosion  Whieh Cost five Lives.  Coroner's  liiiiiie.t on the Jleiuiiiii*.���������Verdict  of the Jury.   Mammoth Funeral.  Full particulars aro now at hand concerning the terrible explosion of giant  powder in the Center Star mine at  Rosslaud last Saturday. Dr. E. C.  Arthur, coroner for West Koot.nay  proceeded from Nelson to the scene of  the accident where he found the bodies  of Edward Shannghim, Joseph Dolan  Michael Gafaghan, Daniel Lynch and  Thomas Gibbons awaiting inquest. 0:j  March 10, a jury, consisting of C. C.  Woodhouse, foreman, Thomas Furlong,'  T. H. Whalen. John Hartlines, Wm.  Weeks and John Martin was empaueled,  and the taking^of evidence began: Dr.  Edward Bowes testified that he had been  called about 2.30 p.m. by Mr. Purcell  who told him that au explosion had  takeu place in the Center Star mine.  Had proceeded at once to the scene of  the, accident. Witness described at  length the position of the bodies fouud  aud the nature of their injuries. Mark  Brooks and J. McClement both seriously  injured by the accident were under  witness' care and not in condition to give  evidence.  Jeremiah Collins gave the chief  evidence as to the details of the explosion  Being sworn he deposed; On Saturday  March 14,1 was working on the day shitt  of the Center Star mine with the deceased  Shanaghau. We had finished drilling  aud were ready to charge the holes. I  went to the blacksmith shop where fuse .  is kept already capped. I returned with  the 12 pieces of fuse that are needed. A  cap was on ' each piece. I went to the  place where the powder was, I found  Shanaghan there digging powder out of  the sticks. He had prepared three or  tour sticks and laid them between us for  me to grease the fuse. He had a wire  caudle stick which was not large enough  to make the hole in the stick for the cap.  I laid the fuses uround the bucket of  g.ease so that I could pull tnem out as 1  needed them. I had taken just one out,  greased it, put the hole in a cartridge  with my own candle stick, put tbe fuse  in the cartridge, put the grease in, closed  the paper around the fuse and waa tying  the string around the paper and fuse, I  think I had the cartridge between my  knees, when Shanaghan jumped over me  knocking me down. He did not speak  as he jumped over me. I saw three st icUs  of powder afire as soon as he jumped. I  got up. and deceased,, was not out of. r.*y  sight. When I saw the powder blazing 1  started out of the tunnel. WLen we  were at the door of the blacksmith's  shop deceased first spoke, saying, "Jerry  go and tell Pete," meauing the foreman.  1 told the foreman who was in the black  smith shop that the powder was on lire.  He asked if we had told the men inside.  I said we had no time to do 90. Uo theu  ran out of the shop. When I came out 1  found deceased staudiug as I had left  him facing the tunnel in front of the  shop door. I told him this was a bad  place to be. He did not speak or move.  I went around the shop and then the  explosion occurred. Not more tli.iu two  minutes elapsed from the time the  powder took fire until the explosion  occurred.  Witness then proceeded to describe in  detail the position of the powder, caps,  fuse and grease pots,as well as the box m  which the powder was heated.  Deceased was. using his candlestick in  which-waB-a-lighted-candle-which-had  been ^burning moro than an hour.  After the explosion I went into the  mine, I found Dan Lynch at the bottom  of the shaft, probably 20 minutes after  the explosion. Thomas Gibbor-s was  down at the bottom of tho shaft with  Lynch. Connolly was with me. Both  Lynch and Gibbons were dead when we  found them. We went west looking for  others who might be alive. Connolly  went into the north drift where we. had  been working to look for Dolan. He  called to me that Dolan was not there.  The air was so impure that we could not  breathe it and all left the tunnel as fast  as possible. I could not have safely  warned tho men before going out or the  tunnel. After we knew meu wero alive  in the face of the main drift we could not  remain long enough iu the tunnel Jo  remove them because the air was so  impure.  Peter Joyce, the foremau of the rnino,  told the story of finding the bodies-.  When told that tho powder was on lire  he had entered the tunnel. He went in  until he could see the reflection or tho  fire and the smoke across the , main  tunnel. Then started for the shaft to  warn those in tho miue. Had proceeded  about 200 feet 'when the explosion  occurred. The account proceeded with  the finding of the various injured and  dead men. Brooks was found under the  ruins of the shed. Lynch' and Gibbous  were found dead at the bottom of the  shaft, witness went to the end of the  tunnel and found. Gafaghan and Mc  Clements lying on their faces. They  were moaning and witness tried to place  Gafaghan on a car but could not do so.  Theu tried to drag "McClements by the  legs but his hold broke aud.he fell over  aud had to leave" on account of bad air.  Thought it was. half an' hour before?  McClements was brought out.  A number of other witnesses were then  examined as to the minor details of the  accident.. Atter due deliberation the  jury  brought in  the  following  verdict.  "We are of the opinion that the explo  sion was caused by the giant powder-  becoming iguited from a lighted caudle  in the hands of Edward Shanaghan  while priming cartridges for blasting in  the mine.  The custom we . fouud to be common  among miners of boring out with the end  be thawed out and ready for use in bias -  ing at soi'uo- place prepared for that pur  pose above ground and at a-afts'distance,  from the-main powder .magazine aud  buildings about the mine; aud furthermore that au inspector of mines be  appointed for the mines of British  Columbia.  We found the Ceuter Star miue well-  ventilated and with a good system of  escapes,by ladders, and tunnels.  The funeral of thc unfortunate men  was attended by the great majority of the  camp. Stores, places of business and  nearly all the miues clos"d Cor the  occasion, and a vast Ihioii^' turned out  to pay a mournful tribute 10 the memory  ottli'ise whose'shocking deaths have cast  a gloom over the entire community.  A-subscription has been started for the  benefit of the widow of Thomas Gibbous  and tho sister of Joseph Dolan, and Iibs  already reached a respectable sum.  THE WEATHER.  With the exception of three hours  heavy rain on the 20th (he week has,  been fine, with bright sunshiny days.  TlIEl-.MOMKTKH.  Mill '....260     ���������  ..-.'..;:'..::'.s*' ���������   ������-;   Si* ..   '.'t; -  These readings ru-e taken nt tin. 111. and consequently represent the highest nnd lo\ve.-t  temperature (luring the preceding 21 hours.  March ltt-M  IX..  ...IS0  "     17���������  ...oi'  " ���������   18-  .. 52������  "     18-  ...51������  "     20-  ...40������  "     21-  ...50������  TEE DOMINION PARLIAMENT.  (Special to Tiik Miner.]  Itis expected that (he remedial bill .  will p_.ss   the   second  reading with a  majority of 15.  Provision will be made in the supplementary estimates for a cor.uty  court judge nt Koolenay.  Mr.    Mara    has     applied    to     thu  Dominion  Government for a customs-  building   in   Nelson   and   asked- iht*  government to make an  exception in -  favor of this town. ,   '"  IN OUR OFFICIAL CIRCLES  Interesting' Budget   of   the  Latest.  News From the Legislature.  (From our Special Correspondent.)   '  Victoria,   March    20���������The   assessment bill  reached  a second    reading  yesterday.    Mr. Turner' explained that' ���������  amendments had   been   introduced: in*  ubtrimittec'to  change ,the tax't'o  one  per cent on smelter  returns.    He said  that the  niining men  were "satisfied  with this.    Col. linker said that it had  been suggested thai there should   be a  tax on coal,    in reply he would  point,  out that, there  was  already  a royalty,  of five cents  per  ton  on coal,   which'  amounts to about 2i per cent. ' When,  questioned as   to  ttie amount of revenue derived  from  this  he   acknowl-,  edged that there had been none as. yet  as the regulation only applied to mines,  opened since 18S-1.    The   opposition   to  the bill was  feeble.    Kellie supported  it.    Hume said   nothing.    The   debate  adjourned and may  possibly come up  again today.  A prominent feature of the new mineral act is the provision that when,  once an assessment has been recorded,  no one can question the title except  the Attorney Geueral on the ground  .of.fi.aud.-  The Chief Justice will probably hold   i  the Spring Assize in-Kootenay.  . It is   believed that the .government^  and the promolor- ol" the Britsh~iJa"ciiic  scheme iiave   arrived at soin-i   understanding,'but so   far-  no. details  have.-  been made public.  BRITISH ON THE NILE.  Propoaod  Expedition to Provom Dervish Advances.  London, Match' 1G���������Mr. . George N.  Ourzon, Under Secretary for Foreign  Allah's, iu reply to questions regarding  the proposed advance of British Egyptian  troops up the Nile, said: ''At Urn pre0eut  moment inilueuces aie at- work and  forces tire unchained in Central Africa,  which, if Hushed with victory, swollo.i by  a perfectly possible combination of forces'  would constitute a most serious danger,  not merely to Italy, Egypt or- I3ritish  occupation of Egypt, but to the cause of  Europe, which is the cause of civilization.  Continuing -Mr. Curzon said that the  Government had for some time been  aware of .the threatening advance of a,  large force, of Dervishes. The advance  threatened three widely objective points  among them Dougola. The Government  had been iu possession of this information  since the end February. The objective '  point of the Dervishes was perhaps  Kassala. Anxiety, he said, had deepened  since'the report of the disaster to the  Italians iu Abvssiuia. , Not only were the  Italian forces there iu ditiiciltie-, but '  Kassala itself is threatened by a force of  Dervishe- esrimafed to be '5UU,UO0 strong:  Consequently au advance of Biitish  ti oops had been ordered to a town one-  third of the distance between Wady-Halia  and Dongoln, and it may ultimately be."  made to Dongola.  The Government was convinced that  the steps which it had decided upon  would act as a diversion for the relief oj  Kassala, and aiso save Egypt from , a  menace which if left alone would grow to  formidable diujeu-ious. ."  Thc remark.- ot the Under Secretary of  the Foreign Ollice.to-day have confirmed  the belief whicli" has  been   growing  dur-  of a candle  stick  containing  a lighted.  ' candle should be universally condemned, i ing the past week that Great lintain bii-  We would recommend to the lej-i-Ia-; thrown in her fortune with the Dribund,  I ture of British Columbia that a law be ' or at least that she is making a strong  : passed that no powder shall be stored in ' bid for the friendship aud -support of  i u mine, and further that all charges shall j those powers. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1896/  .1  Ki-  THE   ANGEL  OF   PATIENCE.  To weary hearts, to mourning home*,  God'��������� meekest angel gently comes;  Mo power has he to banish pain,  Or give us back: our lost again;  And yet in tendcrest love our dear  And heavenly Father sends him here.  There's quiet in that angel's glance,  There's rest in his still countenance!.  He mocks no grief with idle cheer,  Nor wounds with words the mourner's ear;  But ills and wees he may not our*  He kindly trains us to endure.  Angel of Patience sent to calm  - Our feverish brow with cooling palm ;  To lay the storms of hojpe and fear ;  And reconcile life's smile and tear;  The throbs of wounded pride to still,  And make our own our Father's will i  O. thou who mo urn est on the way,  With longing for thc close of day !  He walks with thee that angel kind,  And gently whispers, " Be resigned :  "Rear up, bear on: thc end shall tell  The dear Lord ordereth all things well!"  (Copyright 1895.)  He was only a station hand. Where he  came from, or why he came there, of  course, nobody knew���������that is common  enough in Australia, and perhaps commonest of all on a back-country .run in  Queensland. To look at, indeed, he had  something to recommend him���������tall,  straight, active and manly-looking���������there  was not a hand on the station who could  ride a horse better than Jim. Jim what?  you might have been dlgpog.d to ask���������  but* that was just what nobody knew or  cared much to know. Jim was plenty,  when Jim was only a. boundary rider on  the Mulla-Nulla Run.  It was as Jim that he joined and was  entered on the overseer's, book, and as  Jim he h������i worked there for at least a  twelvemonth without anybody ever asking whether he owned another name or  not/Mulla-Nulla Bun Is woll known In  middle Queensland. It is rather, a large  one. and carries more stock for its size  than most runs In the district; when Jim  was there perhaps 60,000 head of cattle  were depastured in its broad valleys and  on. Its grassy, downs, and - there were  about twenty-five hands besides the overseer, to look after them. The owner, Mr.  Leslie, of Mulla-Nulla, lived there when  he was at home, though, being a member  of parliament and a leading politician,  he was a good deal away in Brisbane with  his family.  It was. a good place to live, too. The  house���������long,' low and substantial, was  built half way up the slope between tho  creek ahd the wooded range. It faced the  west, and from the verandah you looked  out ae far as the eye could Bee over the  open plains towards the. setting sun.  Mlies upon miles of grassy plain, with  here and there a shallow bottom where  the pale mi-mesas waved their thin  feathery foliage and soft lilac flowers  ��������� over the bnd of the little winter stream  that remained green so long through the  fiery heat of the long bright summer  months. Miles upon miles���������green as  emerald, after the rains���������yellow as gold  While the. summer heat was still but a  month' or two old���������brown as russet  through the long hot months, from De-  oem_er to April.  Many a glance Ji������ laf ���������*>st ������* toe  house,' lying nestling ������m ffctrbreast of the  ' hill." half-hidden in its fruit trees and  shrubberies, only glimpses of its green-  ���������haded windows and deep verandah,  draped with its gorgobns flowering creepers, visible through the cool vistas. In  front, sloping' to. the stream, terrace  After terrace, clothed with' vines that  spread their broad leaves tenderly over  the great bunches of their white and  purple grapes. Jim 'could- admire the  place to his heart's content, but. from a  distance only, for though Mr. Leslie was  ..a popular man with his hands, his friendliness didn't extend to his family.  Yet Jim met the girls every now and  _-.tlien.as_.they_-_rode___wlth__their._.f8ther__0T_  brother, and more than once it had bees  his.luck to see them near- at hand���������so  close, indeed, that in his own mind he  had'settled which-was the elder of the  two. It had't taken him long to decide  which was the prettier, and there - could  hardly be two opinions that he was  .right, for Margaret Leslie was a striking*  ly handsome girl. Yet, . strange to say,  it was another face that came back with  a strange persistency to Jim on his long  solitary rides���������other eyes' than those of  the belle of Brisbane that shone upon him.  .in the still hours of tho night in his  ; lonely but on the outlying boundary.  It would- bo rash to say what and how  much a girl observes of what concerns  herself. Perhaps it was not in Jim's  mind alone that a face���������only a face���������unconnected with lnngunge, either spoken  or written, appeared and re-appeared at  unbidden moments���������who can say? There  wok something, after all, uncommon  about Jim, as he sat li is horse Firefly,  with the easo of a Centaur, and doffed his  broad-brimmed cabbage-tree hat to the  passing girls���������something engaging iu  the frank, manly look of respectful admiration, would be cast momentarily on  one et least of the Leslie girls whenever  tbey chanced to moot..  . It was on .-. Friday that it happened.  It might - have occurred on any other day  of the week, although to this day Miss  Leslie is of a different opinion. Jim was'  out on tbe Death's Valley boundary that  day, as luck would have it, and young  .. Leslie and his sisters took their ride in  the same direction. It may be that Jim's  mind was running on the bright dark face,  with the eyes that glanced so quickly,  at bim as he raised,his hat in passing,  but whatever the reason may have been  he took no notice of, the weather till ho  . suddenly found himself face to face with  an Australian thunder storm.  A blinding blue Sash, a deafening roar,  a sudden fierce splash of blinding, rain,  like the discharge of a water-spout���������and  the storm was upon him. To make for  cover was his first instinct, and at any  rate bis horse refused to face the storm,  so in a minute he had turned and was  " galloping back in tho direction of the  boundary hut at the foot of the Death's  Valley range, With flash, and growl and  roar, tbe storm swept after him, but it  was the horse, rather than the rider, that  seemed to feel it-*3 Jim indeed was resigned, for there was no escape from the  rain . which camo "down with splash and  hiss on 'ibe tangles of the dull golden-  brown grass that lay matted under foot,  and by this time   he   -was too well accus-  of steel-blue  light that ran and flickered  around him.  As Jim returned into the boundary hut  gully be was startled by the sound of tho ���������  long, shrill wail of the native Coo-oo-eo",  which rung out strange and wild through  the dull splash of the falling rain. It  seemed to come from tho hut, and Jim  hurried on. The party then had beon  caught in the storm���������it was awakonod,  no doubt, but at least ho would mako  thoir acquaintance. In another minute  he had rounded the bend in tho gully, und  once more that cry, so. wild und despairing, met him as he turned. It was  strange and alarming, and as he peered  through the swimming mist of the falling water, he could just make out moving figures in the uncertain light.  "Blacks I" Ho put spurs to his hor.e  and sprang forward. Yes, but a fow  yards on and the dark lithe form of a  native, spear in hand, s< ���������mod to melt out  of his path, und something passed him  with a sharp swish, so closo that involuntarily he stooped his head. In anothor  moment he had reached the hut, and as  he leapt to the ground he saw more dusky  forms disappearing behind the veil of  blinding mist.  A glad cry of relief welcomed his arrival and the rough bark door of the hut  was thrown open. With quick decision  Jim plucked olT the bridle and struck  tho horse sharply with the stock-whip in  his hand. Firefly throw up his head indignantly and disappeared into the  storm. Then Jim stepped quickly in-'  side the door. He had been right���������they  were there. There, but in evil cass. On  the floor, half propped against tlie wall  pf the but, half leaning against his  younger sister's shoulder, lay young  Leslie, the first victim of the murderous  attack of tho natives. The slight shaft  of the spear which had pierced his side,  lay on the ground beside him, while his  half-glazed eyes looked up anxiously at  tho now comer. "Pull it outl" he  whispered, huskily. Jim stooped and looked at it. "I don't know that it's safe,"  he said. "Now, now!" whispered the  feeble voice, more huskily y������t, "it hurts  too much���������pull it out!" Jim shook his  head, then glanced a question at his  sister. "Do what he asks, pleaso,".- she  said, in a low tone. Jim drew out the  spear. As ho did so, something struck  the slight door, and the sharp head and  most of the shaft of a spear came  .through. There was a shriek���������it came  from the other girl who was crouching  in an agony of fear against tho opposite  wall of the hut. Jim gathered up the  colls of his stock-whip and grasped the  short loaded handle by the smaller end.  ."Don't be afraid," he said, reassuringly  ���������thoy won't come in while I'm here."  He took his stand by the door. No more  was said, and there was silence in the  hut but for' the weak, panting breathing  of the wounded man, and an occasional  moan of terror from Miss Leslie. From  the outside came the growl ot the thunder  and the monotonous snlash of the falling  rain. The dusky Interior of the hut, dimly lighted.by the little window, iti'lowor  half barricaded by a rude shutter, Unshod  into splendor at the blue glare of the  lightning. Slowly the minutes crept on  :���������slower and yet more slowly come the  gasping breaths of the wounded man.  Gradually the lightnings pitied, the long  volleys of the thunder rolled sullenly  away, the rain oeased, and the sun blazed  out again in all his golden splendor It  was the signal for attack, and tlio sharp  stroke and rebound of the spears grow  frequent while here and thero one found  its way through door or window, and  stood quivering in the ���������arthen floor.  The labored breathing of the wounded  man ceased, and Jim motioned to his  companions to shelter themselves under  the rough table. At last I A hasty rush  of naked feet upon the sodded ear Mi���������a  rude impact against the frail bark door.  The fastening gave way, they came as  a bound through the opening, and iVLi  headlong under the deadly stroke of tlio  loaded whip at the very feet of tho dead  white man. Then the door was closed  again and the silent watcher resumed his  vigil.  When at last the sharp reports of half  a dozen rifles told of rescue, the level  rays of the western sun shone on the  fragments of a broken door���������shone on the  calm face of a dead white man���������shone on  the. pale faces of two terror-stricken wo-  mon���������shone, also, on the dead bodios of  three natives, and on Jim, who, his long  . guard. relieve.d_at_last,__had___ fallen_s_e_n_<*__  less in the doorway with spear wounds  through thigh and shoulder.  They carried him to the house on the  Mulla-Nulla slope, and when- at last he  recovered he rode away. Auother rider  has the northern boundary now, ana ono,  at least, at Mulla-Nulla knows- that Jim  has a right to another name. One pair of  bright eyes turns often in the direction  where the boundary hut on the Death's  Valley still stands. In one memory the  last sight of Jim's strong, active figure  as he rode away with a lingering backward glance, is a" living memory still-  though ho was only a boundary rider.  Will Jim como back to Mulla-Nulla?  The question has been often asked���������tho  answer still remains, as so much romains  ���������perhaps." Who can tell?  gm-ffllrW-nir^  Itjs_ei I  LC  _������_���������  | The Floating Bath Soap, i  I PURE and DURABLE. %  I 3  U Two Cakes for 25 Cents.          a  |   THE NELSON DRUG STORE, j  El WEST   BAKER STREET. ^  ^E 247 ^  ^iUiUiUWiUiUiiiiUittiUiUittilUUilUUiUiUittiUiUilUUiUR  ANTOINE MAUEIN.  it 'im i-jaini,  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc-.  .\Kir__l.\U StttO.M> lll.'dO,  NELSON   ..-    B. C.  (293  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER,  ____STELSO__>J", 33. c  I'lans, Elevations,- Details and Kstimatcs  furnished when required. ...  Orders left at Turner & Ivirkpatnck s  Yern-_ Street, will receive prompt attention.  119)  h  SLOT MACHINES  Big Money Makers,   .  Of   any   description,   for    Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOE PRICES TO  M.  GINTZBURGER,  <'or. ������:<ir-l..va  and Vanillic Streets    .  ���������V^.aSTCO'P'V'E-E-  297  _3. C  Page Ponsiord Bros.  Castings Street, "I'anc'Hivcr. B. I*.  DIRECT IMPORTERS 01 ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS .  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne'sGloves, Dr. Jaegers  Cartwright-& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  Mill ORIIEKS FKOMriXY ATTESTOKDTO.  . SII.VI.N4-. AGENTS.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1X-UBANCK and ��������� - ���������  COM-II_-IO\ AVEST.  VIOTORIA ST.,  214  NELSON. B. O.  W.PELLEffHARVEUC...  [Memo. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  IVANCOTJVBE,    B.   C.  .lnn������ys, Mill Tcxtg nnd Analytic..  Maniples treated from.  1 pound (o 1 lon In wcigbt.  For particulars apply to E. A. POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samplen. [182)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  __T__3I_SO_-T,. B. C  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.     ^  20*.  "TH__ TRILBY CAFE,"  JOSEPHINE ST.,  NELSON, B- C-  FIRST ��������� CLASS"V RESTAURANT.  Open Day and Night.  gklts. siJvniTia:, Prop.  Late Ciief or Tiie Adklpiu. Viotohia. (31013,3,6)  Do Not Waste Wood and Still Shiver.  I'llT. IN OXE Ol'   t'KOItta: STKVIASO.VS  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 Tlie Miner Office.  Call and see how it works.  (231.  Thos. Dunn fij Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS',  BIICI-IITES' MB 111 SUPPLIES,  BAR A.\l������ SIIEET  I It OX. MI.M.IC-'  TIIK-, BAIiA.MI   ."*III_I'T STEEL,  Ml-'KKS' SHOVELS. V IKE IMrl'KS. MAMLLA HOPES,  ItY-AMITE   I'l'*.* AMI ������.ITS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  i AGENTS FOR THE J-". I  _ I/f* IS Q 1 I    X/CTD  CINNABAR  MINING   CO.'S        V^ \J B W f\Ol I��������� V dll-  Wnte for Quotations.  Cable Address. "Dunn."  ('33)  ^r^.3sroo~o"v^_E_R_ _b.  c.  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  STEEL,  Kno-n Throughout the Whole World  AST  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existinfr Mining location*-  NEW PENVER, 8. C.  S.S. Alberta  Eating; Meat Itaw.  Tho.-roll known favor with which Englishmen regard undor-dono beef brings to  notico a curious habit which is said to bo  on the increase in London, that of eating  meat raw.or.ncarly so. The habit started  from a holiof that lt was conducive to  health.  " Of lato years there has been a great run  ,on the gravy or juico expressed from raw  b-of by the latter being squeezed into pulp;  but, quite apart from this, many regular  customers buy the finest cuts with a special view to eating ffco latter raw, each  customer having an earnest belief that ho  benefits in health from the practice. In  most cases itis more a matter of health  than of actual . taste. There are two remarkable points about raw meat eating,  oho of them being that a great many  butchers themselves constantly cut prime  bits off and chew them.  The othor point is that a great many  people, who do not at home eat in a raw  state the meat that they, buy, judge the  quality when buying by chewing a bit of  raw meat, just as they.might taste of butter or cheese: A celebrated'London barrister cats quantities of the best steak finely minced wtih salad, and in a great many  other cases the meat is cut into very slim  shreds and made into sandwiches, with  seasoning added. Restaurant, keepers say  that the chief call is1 for meat very much  under-done, but there are great numbers  of faddy people who eat meat absolutely  raw.   By   oinniand of the Emperor of Russia  threo enormous volumes, bound  in black  I seal,   with   purple   silk linings, anil an-  ��������� other in red seal with   white  linings, all  | with massive clasps in   gold  and   silver;  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot.* Hay" Ainsworth  nnd Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Ihursday  and Saturday at 3 p.m.; Tuesday and J-ri-  dayatlp.m. ,    ,   ,' ,.   ,���������  Closo connection is thus made between UiKo  points and all outgoing and incoming trams of  tho C. P. it. at Nelson. .,     .  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by rleelricity. and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for tho comfort of passengers. .-,..,   ,,  The above schedule is in effect l.th May,  ISIS subject Lo change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. 31 MaMcr  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to mtroducelltlinlngPropv--  tlon- from the Kootenny Co  ENGLISH AND  ���������EASTERN CAPI������ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners iD the B, C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance-Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [166)  McLennan, McFeely &' Oo,  I_I3V-_XT_E1I_*.  Wholesale Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, . Glass, Faints.. Oils,  Stoves and Tinware.  122 CORDOVA  ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  WRITE FOE ������.UOTATIobSTS. <13 ,  lilU     Mii.  -WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-  00., LTD  "NS  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  -    Articles,  Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right. *- Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson. co..  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. V'aWrillVFD     R    f*_  417 HASTINGS STREET o in   V^^OJUVth,   P.  U.-  EDWARD'APPLEWHAITE & CO.,  S. ii!. corner Raker and .Io<*ui''iinoslroels,  NKLSON", li. 0. "'  THE DIPLOCK  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  DiSTUICT.     .-    '  -hava been filled ���������with cuUIdrs from the  tomed to the mood of Qu-ensland nature ; entire American press referring to the  to feel aarro-a- alw-al th������ JaM** t-rwiua   UIbMb m4 6mUi ���������! **��������� lata Czar.  \T OTIOE is hereby given, in accordance  J_N with' the .'Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax and nil taxes levied under the  "Asi-icssincnt Act" are now due for the year  181-. All the above-named taxes collectible  within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  arc now payable sit my ollice.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before tlio 30th June, 1896:  One-half, of one percent, on real property  -     One-third   of  one  per  cent,  on   personal  property.  Two per cent, on  assessed value of wild  -   land.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 3-th .Tunc. 1S'���������������  Two-thirds of one per cent.on real proper!y.  One-half  of  one   per  cent,   on  pcr.onal  property.  Two and one-half per   cent,  on assessed  value of wild land'.!  Three-fourths of one per ec-nt. on income.  Provincial Kcveiiii'* Tax. $3.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  As-es-or and Collector.  January 2, 1896. (2S9)  XjI-VIITEID.   WI.O-.E-A._K ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOLE AGENT- FOB -  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos*  Dixon, Borgeson 4 Oo.'s Show Cases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. (125)   ,  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. 0.  1*0 ���������     '     .      -   -  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Olaims Handled on Commission.  GOVEENMENT TOWNSITE OF NELSON.  Lots in Blocks 1. 2, 4, 7 and 10.  BEST     EX7SI*lSr_Ees    _?____=.T   ^C&    TC-IE    __,0*W_ST=  .        . Also Lots in Addition A for Residences.  W. A. JOWETT   ..���������'-        NELSON, B.C.  CARPETS I HOUSE FURHSHIMS!  SNAPS:  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 Brass Fixtures complete for 25c  Blankets and Comforters.   letter Orders. Receive Prompt Attention.  -_b-TO-2*-  Hunting;Siiryey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS .   TTIE   NEW,   FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be OHAKTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. . Orders sent  trongb the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth; with whom arr  rangements eanbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Bosk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention.  (W)  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with SpriDg Roller 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.  CO-PIE & "^otthstg  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  3  188 THE MINER, NELSON; B; C. SATURDAY; MARCH 21, 1896,  Wkz JHmer.  &  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Cauadaor  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT   ADVERTISEMENTS   in-  ' serted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 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.  siLL COMMUNICATIONS to the. Edito>  ' must be accompanied by the name anil address   of the writer, not necessarily foi  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rale sly',: 0  the shortest notice.  DDR-S3  .he Miner Printing A Publishing Cc  NELSON.    B.C. ���������  FOR MUTUAL PROTECTION.  As will be seen by the report elsewhere in this issue, the initial s.eps  have been taken to form an association  of those engaged in mining nii.Lt.**. k  for the better protection and fostering  of their mutual interests. Though  the first steps have been Lnkcn in  Nelson itis by no means intended I o  limit the scope of thc organization  even to t he Kootenay country. While  the formation of such an association  should naturally arise in Kooten.iy as  the recognized center of the mining  industry'in British Columbia, it ia  hoped and believed that earnest  cooperation can be secured from the  entire province. Recent events have  clearly shown the necessity of this  step. The mining interests can no  longer safely be left to the passing  care of individuals scattered here and  there through the province. Firm and  vigorous measures, backed by compact  organization alone, will secure tliat  recognition which the importance of  this industry demands. British  Columbia has that within ber borders  which, if rightly cared for, will enable  her to take rank among the greatest  miniug centers of the world. No  private or sectional jealousies-should  be allowed to stand in the way oi*  achieving this desirable end, and the  most powerful factor1 in such a work  will be a strong and harmonious  mining association. The scope of such  an organization is large. No only is  desirable legislation to be secured, and  general interests protected, but there  are many ways in which our resources  and advantages can be set forth and  0   capital attracted to our midst.  It was thought best to elect only a  temporary set of ollicers, draft a constitution and by laws and at a future  meeting effect permanent organization.  This was done with a view of securing  a representative attendance from all  the camps and leave no doubt as Lo the  broad grounds upon which those whu  are trying to make the move a success  are working. It is to be hoped 1 hat  the general meeting on April 22 ivili  be largely attended and a strong  permanent organization effected.  ANNUAL MINING REPORT.  The Minister of Mines has presented  his annual report for the year _8!)o.  The report contains a number of li-bl..-.  and maps giving much supplementary  information which will b ��������� of interest.  'The- gold'sfati-������ic_"for a 1 l~"divi*ioTis  except West Kootenay are very  complete. This section's gold yield  has been lumped in an estimate with  other metals, where it makes the  respectable showing., of $2,175,000.  Unfortunately    statistics     from     the  -Trail Creek -..division were not obtained  and.. so ' little comparative value is  given to the'general estimate for Weit  Kootenay.     It-might be in order to  , suggest, that these figures would not  b������ hard to arrive at, and, if gathered  monthly from the custom offices arid  smelters, could be easily compiled at  the end of the-year into interesting  "and valuable tables. The" great- and  growing importance of this section  demands something'more than being  dismissed with a single line of estimates  appended to the bottom of an  elaborate statistical table covering  every little creek and gulch in Cariboo  and .Cassiar.' If the pressure is'too  great on the men now in charge of  these affairs they should be given the  necessary assistants to enabie them to  do this part of the work in a thorough  manner.  Again in the matter of the maps, a  number of out of the way districts are  represented by'sketches and plans and  *West Kootenay is dismissed without a  line of this class of work While the  body of the reports from this region is  satisfactory enough, it" is to" be  regretted that no summary of results,  no comparative oi' tabulated statements, have been given.  THE BOARD OF HEALTH.  The first report of the" Provincial  Board of Health is at hand. As the  board had only been in' existance a  few months when the report was  compiled, it naturally contains much  introductory and explanitory matter  and very little that is comparative or  statistical., Some very valuable details  and- instructions are given regarding  isolation and ��������� quarantine, and the  preparation and use of various disinfectants.   The  board is composed   o  some ������of the best medical men in the  province and they are evidently .york'-  ing hard to perfect the details' of their  department. All government agents  are empowered to carry out the provisions of the board under the act, and  requiri-d to furnish all needed information at any time. When once the  new board is in general working order  in will prove avast power for'good in  Lhe province as it provides for1 maintenance of sanitary conditons in places  not under municipal control.  AN INTERESTING EXHIBIT.  A number of magnificent specimens  of ores from properties located along  Iho vSloean lake have been recently  added to the MrxKK cabinet. These  me being examined daily by numbers  1 if interested people to whom all the  informal ion in our possession is freely  ;.;iven. Tin. MiM.K has now what is  probably the most representative  collection of minerals in the Kootenay,  if not in t he province. These have been  gathered during the past seven years  from all parts of the province by Mb.  W. A. Jowktt and are carefully  labeled and catalogued with reference  notes. More than one transfer of  property in this section owes its origin  to the attention attracted by these  specimens. Mine owners can aid this  excellent work by forwarding representative ores with general information  from their claims,  or in of an oxide making a very desir  able product for a smelter. Immense  works are novv being erected at'Broken  Hill to treat, the base ores hy this  process.  Two months ago, says the Spokesman-Review a man named Werten-  weiler was here and spent several  thousand dollars in investigating many  of the low grade properties all over  the mining country . tributary to  Spokane. Mr. Wer^emveiler, it is  learned, represented a London syndicate who have $12,000,000 back of them  and it is said that properties carrying  an excess of zinc were carefully  looked at. Several properties were  bonded at Ainsworth, and options  taken on others in different localities.  It is learned recently that works to  treat base ores in Spokane by the  Broken Hill process were being  seriously considered, but nothing  definite has yet been decided upon.  TIIE CRISIS PASSED.  The people of this section can congratulate themselves on two things..  First, that in a crisis, such as the  tecent assessment clause, they have  men able and willing to present the  views of the mining population with  clearness and convincing weight.  Second, that the personnel of the'government is such that even the strongest previous conviction gives way  before reasonable arguments no matte,  from how small a minority they may  come. Under such favorable conditions  a happy conclusion of.this difficult  matter may be confidently expected  for the near future.  NOTES.  Several editors to the south of us  have lately been devoting a considerable, amount of space to somewhat  heated hints as to each others lack of  veracity and intelligence. As this  space was before considered very  valuable when devoted to laudation"  of the rich mineral properties in that  section, one is forced to the sad  conclusion that these editors have  "wider veins" and more "in sight" on  the new leads than some of the old  ones.    WANTED���������Information that will  lead to the discovery of the present  location and condition of the South  I.ootenay Board of Trade. As lately  a vast amount of public work  is piling up which this Board  would naturally be expected to attend  to, anyone who will take the necessary steps toward locating and restyling the invalid to its proper sphere of  usefulness will earn as a reward, the  lasting gratitude of every person who  has the best interests of this region at  heart. The Mjn_*k proposes to  borrow a lament and head the search  party now anxiously beating the bush  for the lost sheep, nor- shall we return  without our 'mutton, dead or alive,  "tllough~"w_"~hope "tlieTatter wilFpt-o've  the case.    Those who are prone to find fault  with our miuing laws as they now  exist would do well to read, ponder  and inwardly digest the following from  the Mining Investor one of the leading mining jourua s of Colorado.  "The   mining   laws   of the United  States are,  in some respects at least,  ridiculous.      .If     they    were    to   be  amended so as to conform to the laws  governing the  ownership of other real  estate,   they   would .not  only be more  reasonable,  but the* endless litigation  over  questions  of the apex and dip of  veins would.be avoided.     A  mining  location in most of, out* western camps  is :*X) feet wide and 1,500 feet-long;   to  hold  it   the locater must-iind mineral  in place,  and  the   time  for doing his  assessment work  ends with the year,  when  the  weather. usually   prohibits  surface' work.   The code  was framed  to meet conditions which do not exist  in one camp in  ten.    It- is time that  congress  should   Lake  this  matter  in  hand and replace the present, laws by a  code  based on common sense and a  practical knowledge of geological and  mining   conditions,       The   provincial  authorities of ..British   Columbia have  framed "the    best    mining-    laws    on  the  continent.    The  locator  is given  a maximum  area of 1,500. feet square,  must mark his" boundary lines in such  a way  that   they.can   be plainly seen  and followed.   He has the right to all  the vmineial  within  his  lines and no  more,    -There   is  no  chance   for   the  ridiculous   complications   which arise  under ourpresent code."  And it came to pass that on a certain  day the people of Vancouver Island  awoke to a realization of the fact that  the earth and the fullness thereof was  not especially designed for their profit  and sole benefit.  And they said one to another "why  listen to the cry of these Uitlanders,  even those who dwell on the mainland;  Are not the rulers pledged to give us  this railroad?"  But the rulers took counsel and said  "Nay, nay, not on these terms."  And there arose a mighty shout from  Victoria crying, "cast them out."  And the rulers said "Behold we will  go to the people. Those who dwell in  the border's of the land, perchance  they may support us."  And they did.  And behold, when the tales of the  lots were cast by the acribes.the shock  was great.  And they who dwell in Victoria  became aware of a strange fact,  namely, that the dwellers in the  borders were more numerous than  they who.dwelt in the chief city.  And they- rented their garments  (to the Levites) and fled to the wilderness.  And the rulers -*eturn_d to the high  places, and made laws for all tbe land  instead of a portion thereof.  C3-Q TO  THEBONTON  POE  FBESB  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from lp. m. to 6 am.  miss *____. :_-__. r>-cr_5'*_r*_r,  rKOPRIETKESS.   J250)   MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE.  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary ^Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and Boiler for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized Tanks, Mining Tools,  Steel, Iron, .etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C,  1179)  STAPLE   AND  FANCY  DRY GOODS!  The Brightest, Cleanest, Newest and Most Complete Stock  u in the Country.  DRESS GOODS, PRINTS, UN DEI-WEAR,  MANTLES,      ' FLANNELETTES, HOSIERY,.*  PARASOLS, MUSLINS, LACE GOODS.  Ami Ihe IhuiiHauil ami one lIMlt-. (Ii-iiif- lliul gn lit make a i'irxt Mass 11 ry C-muIi'IIiiiii'-*.  I'UOFE-SIOSAL V..KO-.  GH. H. SYMONDS, M. D., C. M., (Kdin-  ��������� burgh) Physician and Surgeon. Offices���������  Bailey mock, IJukcr Street, Nelson.        (289)  ALEX.  SKI-fNKK,   Law Office  over Dr.  Arthur's   Drug    Store,    Baker   Street,  Nelson, B. C,  SIHBALD      AND      SHAW.      CUSTOMS  Brokers,  General Commission and For  warding Agents,.Hevelstoke Station.        (302'.  A        C. BUYDONEJACK, M. A���������  . Barrister and Solicitor.  A  Full Statement of Facts  is required for  Advice by Correspondence. -  Inns of Co irt. Vancouver, B. C  (298)  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cor. Stanley anil -lll-.il Street*,  XsTELSOlsT. IB- O.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  .    FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Rest Lovnllou In Town..   Beautiful Views.  Bar   now   Open   and   Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and   be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH)  29U  HOTEL   SLOCAN  KASLO.  THE . l_i:AI������IM*   HOl'SE IN   TIIK CITV.  Visitors  to Kaslo and the  Slocan   will  will  find every accommodation.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  (280) --Proprietor  Victoria StocR Eicbanp  of British .ol.i_.ia,  X.Il-_:i__-__3*D   LIABILITY.  Additional details are at hand concerning the new treatment for- refractory    and   low    grade   ores   recently  discovered at Broken Hill, New South  Wales.      By   the    new  process   it   is I  claimtd that all   the zinc is saved and  the remaining minerals  contained in  the   ore  made  available  for   market.  The   smelters are  now charging about  50 cents  per unit  for zinc  in excess of ',  10 per cent, and a dilTerence between a j  zinc penelty and  the  removal of the I  sanie would be a valuable consideration I  with   many  properties  in this region. !  The zinc is extracted by the electrolytic j  process, which leaves the sulphide ores  which were   in   combination,   in the J  Commencing at 10.30 a. m. on -  WEDNESDAY. APRIL 15,  proximo, this  Board will  GALL    STOCKS   DAILY,  (Sundays.and holidays excepted)  in the Board Room,  BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING  Bastion Sq., Victoria,  B.. C  For   further   particulars   apply to  the undersigned.  By order of the.Board,"  (309) F.   ELWORTHY,  Sec.  NOTICE.  TF   THOMAS  MALLOY.   WHO  WAS IN  1    Nelson in lS92.'vi-ilI communicate, by letter,  withthe undersigned ho will hear of something  to hisadvciIlt���������^Je.  W. A. JOVVETT, Nelson, B. C.  ri^KNDKRS for tho purchase of a first  ___ class hydraulic plant in place on ihe  ground, and an unexpired len_'c in West Koolenay will be received up to noon on the Kith  March next. No tender necessarily accepted.  For further particulars apply  "HYDKAUL-C,"  (204) care The Min'-K, Nelson.  BOOTS AND SHOES.  The Best and Most Reliable Goods Made.  MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  Stetson Hats Our Specialty.:  A. T. GARLAND, BAKER STREET.  ��������� < (211)     .���������-���������.  COLUMBIA AND KOOTENAY RAILWAY AND  NAVIGATION COMPANY.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IT  _i> is the intention of thc Columbia and  Kootenay Hailway and Navigation Company  lo apply to the Hailway Committee of the  Privy Council to "sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of raihvay from  a point on the. Columbia and Kootenay Kail-  way about three and a quarter miles east of  Hobson, to a point on the bank of the Kootenny  River at its junction with the Columbia River,  a distance of about three-quarters of a mile  for the purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of. transporting the products of  mines, and lo sanction tho appropriation of tiie  necessary lands for thnt purpose under the  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by the Railway'Act or any other Act in its  behalf.  [Signed] J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C., Jan. 23,1896.       [296, 22,2.0]  Notice of Application tor Li _uor License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days from  thin date I intend to apply tothe Stipendiary  Magistrate for a license to sell wines and  liquors by retail at tho Crescent House.  MAY HARTSON.  Nelson, March 7.1896. (308,7,3,6)  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher, ns  agent for John J. Baker and James F.  Burr, has filed thc necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Queen Victoria," situated in  the Nelson niining division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within 60 days from the dato of the  first publication of this notice in the British  Columbia Gazette,  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21,1896.   (300,22,2,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Ellacott  acting as agent for William Perdue and  John Brown and John G. McKay, has tiled thc  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Kilor," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverso claimants, if any, must-- file their  objections with me within 60 days from the  date of thc first publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Feb. 17.1896.     (295,25,2.6)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that J. F. Ritchie,  as agent John C., Gore, has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "C and C," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants (if any) must fll'j their objections ��������� within 60 days from the. date  of thc first publication of this LOtice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Nolson, B. C, Feb. 13,1896.        (290.15-2-6,)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  TAKE Notice tliat Frank C. Loring has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of thc mineral  claim "St. Elmo," situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of \\ est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 days from the  date of the first appearance of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  - N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Feb. 1, 1896. - [285-8,2,6]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant-  TAKE Notice that Oliver Bordau has filed  the ncce-wary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Lily May" situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their objections with mo within 60 days from the date  of the first appearance of ������������������ this notice in the  British Columbiu. Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson B. C, Feb. 3. 1896.     (2SC-8.'.'.!')  Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.  NOTICE is hereby given that K. Mahon  has filed the necessary papers arid made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse .claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 days from the  lirst publication of this notice - in thc British  Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agenl.  Dated Nelson. B. C. March 5, 1896.     (307,7,3,6)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that XV. A. Jowett.  acting as agent for Edward Mahon,  has - filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of the  mineral claim "Yorkee Joke," situated in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  -Adverso claimants, if any, must lllo their  objections with me within 60 days from the  date of the first publication of this notice in  the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  *���������'   Government Affent.  Dated at Nelson, March 17, 1896. I313]|i  CERTIFICATES      OF     I_-.PBOVEME.V_T.  CUMBERLAND MINERAL CLAIM.  TURNER. BEETON & CO.  Wholesale Merchants Only.  1A Large Stock of the Best Brands of 8  |        Liquors Always'on Hand.' ' ���������  ||  I Sole Agents  for B. C. ��������� for Brown's ������  SCOTCH.   1  VICTORIA and .NELSON;  (248) :  mEwmmmmmmm>MmwMMMMMmmwmwmm  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET.  NELSON, B. O.  Is now. able to supply the'town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Praught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10,per Barrel.  ORDERS VAX  BK IKFT AT HI'MKR'.S BAKERY.  MAIL ORDER* FROMrTLY ATTENDED TO.  !).'���������  E. KIESTERER, Pron.  WAGONS and  *     BOB-SLEIGHS  o  BEST CANADIAN MAKES,  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose,  WEITE   FOR.   PBICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  k^milooips- _b_ c    m  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO "-/���������"  A* B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  ALBION IRON WORKS Co., LIMITED  ���������'      ���������- -    '**  e __sra-i__sr_E_E_RS- "  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS * * *** * -.     *    *    /    -  -MANUFACTURERS OF "MARINE AXD  LA-TD   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC., f  FISH CANNING   AND   MINING-  MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS,. "  *  . ���������������������������      * * PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS   i" OR  MINE������  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  -OLE  AC EXT*. FOB IIEM-T   K.   WOKTIII.VCTOVS   STE.t.ll    I'l MI'S   ASM  I .VCEKSO !_*__,,  KOCK DKILL  ���������0.*S STE.t.M   UOI'K  DltILLS.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street. -  P. 0. DEAWER 12  JICT0EIA, B. C.  Situate in* the Xklson Mining Division ok !  ��������� West Kootenay Distkict.   Whkke Lo- |  catki���������������Toad Mountain.   ' !  TAKE NOTICE that I, W. A. Jowett, ns j  agent for K. Mahon, free miner's certifi-1  cate No. 54.U31. intcnd.sixty day s from the date j  hereof, to apply to thc Gold Commissioner for '  aoertiticate of improvements, for the purpose |  of obtaining a Crown Grant of thcabove claim. ,  -And further take notice, that adverse claim-: j  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and .  action commenced before the issuance of such '  certilicate of improvements. j  Dated this 25th day of January. 1896. [  -   \V. A. JOWETT,  (.16-23,11. 5J Agent for E. Mahon I  (2ie>  M. R. SMITH  Biscuit Manufacturers.  VICTORIA  PEICE  B. C.  LIST.  (122) THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH ai, 1896.  H.  lUT  Output of Precious Metals Contained  iu the Annual Report.  Interesting    Statistics .' for.   Those  Who are Watching our Mineral Development.  '���������.The Miui-ter. of Miues has. presented  au elaborate uuiiual > report to the House  on the minion development ot 1805. The  report is accompanied by numerous  tables and maps, from which.much  interesting information maybe gained  iu' addition to the report proper.' 'Unfortunately for those interested in Kootenay  the report foils to .show iu statistical  form.the value of the gold, silver1 and  lead in the ore from this section. This  ha_ however' been given in the form of  ' estimates which ,are  probably, not   far  . from actual figures:  .The report opens wit!_  ' ���������   ���������  .  A-iBEIiNI.  ' Thomas ** Fletcher, Gold Commissioner  for the district,-reports on the mines of  McLaughlan Range, China Creek and  Cowichan-Albernia road as follows: Oue  hundred and forty-one mineral claims  recorded. Extensive development work  is going on in the Mineral Creek group,  exposing several veins of free gold, tha  most noted being tbe Alberni,. Missing  Link, Mountain Rose, Champion, Ace of  Spades and Last Dollar, average assay,  about 830 per ton. Other: claims to the  number of 119 have been recorded on  Franklin, Granite, Coleman, Cliesuuch-  nef creeks, Copper Island, Sarita River,  Sechart Channel, Sproat Lake and Cows  Creek. There' are also two placer ciuitu-  recorded on China Creek. ���������  Mr. Win.'J. Sutton who was sent out  by the government last summer has also  furnished -an exhaustive report dealing  with - the - geueral formation.; nature aud  extent of the ore bodies, geological and  other - data - on the - China Creek -��������� aud  Granite Creek sections. ���������.'������������������������������������  Cariboo.  -Gold Commissioner,. J. Bowson, after  some; .int' od'uctory paragraphs; ou the  -general- .outlook. of this section proceeds  to Bay: "Quartz miuing in.Cariboo, die**  triot may be said to be in statu quo,  notwithstanding that there are perhaps  a__ many, mineral claims held under  record at the present. time as at auy  previous.date. ..-.-' ������������������ ������������������  "Hydraulic mining is now assuming  vast proportions in the district. Not as  carried on in the early days, with the use  of cauvas hose, with a small pipe and  monitor, with perhaps a-two .uch'nozzle  and", bo. hundred feet of pressure,' but  upon a more extensive scale, similar lo  the works elsewhere described as being  in 'operation at the Cariboo and Hois������_y  mines, There" are now about thirty  leases of hydraulic ground held on the  Quesnelle Rivei, where two years ago  there were but-five.  ���������  'Regarding a' visit to the Cariboo  Hydraulic Mining Company's'works, Mr.  Bowsbri say8:   "The face ot gravel could  says. .  not' have1 beein washed -ahead 'morethan  about 100 feet and yet I saw the 842,000  slugofgold that bad just been washed  up after n comparatively short'-ruu." ..  Biver dredging is reported-as begining  to. assume tangible shape and will begiu  oh both the Fraser ahd Quesnelle riveis  in the spring, 'Gold'has' been' found in  paying quantities on. Pino and Summit  Creeks about 6 miles northeast of Barkerville nnd several thousand dollars taken  out during the season. The report closes  with' a desc:iptioo of the hydraulic  elevator piocess of working creek  diggings.  Cassiar and Lillooet have not, contributed anything worthy of .especial  mention.  '''"' E*sx Kootenay.    : ;   ; -  The report opens with the statement  the 80 per cent, of the output of placer  gold, has beeu recovered by Chinamen.  After-estimating the output ot gold it  proceeds: "Mineral; claims'- have , this  year, for the first time become productive in reality. A large quantity of ore  -is now awaitiog the-operating* of navigation, for. shipment, to smelters.. The  demand for means of transportation has  resulted in the * commencement of the  'construction of two new steamers and  the enlargement of a third, to ply on the  Kootenay river. There., has;been a large  increase in'the number of prospectors;in  the southern part of the district. Development work has hot kept pace-with the'  prospecting, but it, is expected the successful working of some of. our mines  will attract capital, and that next year  will show an'improvement in this branch  of miniug. Further ou I give particulars  of the development of the principal mines  iii tho district. '.. ���������     _. ��������� '���������'  Coal miuing has made no progress  during the year. Coal is here in enormous quantities, but it must remain  unused until; tut. coal fields nre reached  by railways. The .principal beds are in  the Crow's Nest Pass but a promising  seam has lately beeu discovered on the  St: Mary's river;  The oil fields in the southeastern corner of the district remain undeveloped  I heard that oil indications have Tjeen  found outside of the territory which was  previously-known to be oil-bearing."  West Kootenay.  The comprehensive report on this  section- compiled by Gold Commissioner  "N...-Fitzstubbs makes very interesting  reading. Beginning with the Slocan  recording subdivision a number ofthe  leading properties are specifically  raentioned and their development traced  through the year. These are the Slocan  Star, Noble Five group, Reco group,  Deadmnn, Goodenough; Last Chance,  Payne group. Mountain Chief, Maid of  Erin, American Boy, Washington,  Hurprise, Antoine, Ruby Silver, Ajax.  Best. Rambler, Dardanelles group, Slocan  Boy, R. E. Lee, Mountain Chief No. 2,  Roulette. Lucky Jim. Ivanhoe, Ruth,  Carnation,    Eureka, Richmond, Currie,  - Alpha, Adam., Brandon, Bretomarte,  Elkhorn, Alamo, Idaho, Cumhefland,  Sunshine, Yakima, Enterprise and slocan  Queen,   Matlawa,    Kali-pell,    Howard  . Fraction and the Exchange.  ' The 'report then proceeds: "Ore can  now.be t;_ke_j from Sandon a:.d.other  poiuts and delivered at Pilot Bay for  84.00 per ton. This late enables., the  small producer to get his ore ont at a  small cost and to receive'quick returns*.  Prospecting during the year has been  principally confined to Springer Creek,  Lemon Creel:, und their tributaries. A  great number of cl.nni? have been staked  n red quartz lying in the granite. Upon  . assays* being-_--_- -this' red quartz w.ti  found to contain native silver and in  several cases gold. ��������� Prospectors who  have beeu through, to, Kootenay Inlet,  from the foot ot Slocan lake, have found  a comparatively easy route and estimate  the distance across to be 22 miles.  Three hundred records have been made  from this part of the Slocau subdivision,  one concentrator completed and two are  under construction. It is confidently  expected."that 30,000 tons of ore will be  shipped from this subdivision during the  year 1896.  In the Ainsworth subdivision development work has beeu done chiefly in the  dry ore belt lying between Whitewater  and Jackson Creeks, Jackson basin and  the White Grouse mountain country.  Claims have been tested in the Duncan  river, East river ahd Howser lake sections. From these sources about 2,000  tons of 6re have beeu sent to the United  States and 200 tous to Pilot Boy.  At Ainsworth proper Bince the early  part of the year several mines have been  ���������working and shipping ore to Pilot Bay.  Among these are the Skyliue. Number  One, LHdy of the Lake, Dillie, Mile  Point, Highlander and Canadian Pacific  Mining Co., while the Little Phil and  Black Diamond have sent out 349 tons to  the United States.  The, Pilot Bay Smelter woikfj were  complete enough to commence the treatment of ores . iu March last. The first  shipment of bullion wus made March 16,  1895 and from that date to Dec. 30,1895,  3,220 tons of silver-lead bullion have been  shipped.  The. Nelson subdivision opens with a  description of the Hall Mines' properties.  Development work during the year has  been chiefly confined to the Silver King  mine. The company estimate the  amount o'f ore in sight in the various  wo; kings at 120,000 tons. An aerial  tramway has been erected from the Silver  King mine to the*__aelter ut Nelson, a  distance uf four and oue half miles. This  line is supplied'with 875 buckets of a  combined delivering capacity, of 10 tons  per hour. At Nalson a one stack water  jacket smelter with a daily capacity of  100 tons ��������� has been erected. By this  method tbe ore is concentrated into a  matte and on a basis of reduction of 7  tons into 1 the matte should have a  value of 300 ozs. silver, 45 per cent,  copper and % ozs. gold per Iod. This  refers to the low grade ore at present  being transported from the mine dump.  The sampling mill is supplied with  crushers, rollers and samplers and has a  capacity of ,100 tons daily. It is the  intention of the company to build . a  roaster in;the spring in connection with  their works and possibly add another  stack. This would more than double the  capacity, and enable, the company to treat  outside ores. The company has expended  during the year about '8140,000 and 100  men' are steadily employed  Other properties mentioned are the  Dandy, Grizzly Bear, Ivanhoe, Iroquois,  .Starlight, Princess and Fern group. A  Dumber of gold locations iiave been made  in the belt lying south of Nelson.  Placer work has been chiefly confined to  49 Creek. There the Nelson- Hydraulic  Co. made a clean up of $4,000.' ���������"  In the Trail Creek subdivision of the  report the following items are of interest.  The value of the ore produced in this  subdivision in 1894 was about $125,000,  in 1895 it exceeded $1,000,000, while in  1896 it is estimated that it will be from  *3,000",000 to ������5,000,000.' ' The. railways  operating in the subdivision iti l_'i_ were  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard ltail-vnv and  the.: Columbia & Kootenay Railway.  Now, at Trail, a narrow gauge railway is  in course of construction, for the purpose  of .connecting that town with the mines  at and near Rossland.  A tmelter, of a daily capacity'of ^50  tous, is now completed at Triii'. an i  expects- to -'blow-in' about F.I*. 1,18!1 -.  The War Eagle and the Cenho S :���������..  Companies have announced their intention  of erecting smelters of their own at or  near Rossland, which will together have  a capacity greatly in excess of that  already built, at Trail. It is almost  certain that two more railroads will be  built into Rossland during the coming  year���������the Red Mountain road, from  Northport, Wash, (a branch line of the  Spokane Falls & Northern),and a branch  of the C. P. B. from Robson. About 40  miners were employed in the shipping  mines ot Rossland in the winter of 1894-5.  About 500. men are now at work iu the  same localities.���������During -1894-no properties were being worked except the Le  Roi, War Eagle, Josie, Nickle Plate and  O. K., all situated within.a short distance  of the town,, except the last named, which  is about one and one-half miles west.  Throughout 1895," and.at the present  time, dozens of mines are employing men  ten or fifteen of .which. can ship ore, if  they desire. These, mines lie in all directions from Rossland, and. some of them  across the Columbia. Properties outside  the immediate vicinity of Rossland are  probably employing 200 men at the  present time.  . Reports of a more or less encouraging  nature from the minor districts complete  the document.  The output in the various districts is  estimated as follows:  Cariboo  $   309,900  Cassiar         22,575  Lillooet. '.         40,603  East Kootenay, placer gold... 17,575  "          "        silver-lead, etc.      255.500  West Kootenay, free and placer gold         25,500  West Kootenay, gold, Bilver,  lead, copper, etc     . .M2,175,000  Yale,   placer gold  48,408  Osoyoos, "   - -*    ....: :������    12,400  forts a great quantity of personal  effects and some merchandise were  saved, though much damaged bv the  water. At one time it looked as if  the Spokane and Northern depot  would go despite all efforts, but the  fortunate arrival of two engines prevented this addition  to   the disaster.  The depot, was protected by water  from the engines, and the cars .finally  hauled out oi' ,tow'n. A number of  homeless people are finding temporary  lodgings in box-cars, passenger coaches  and cabooses, a.nd are being looked  after as well as possible,  A hasty estimation of the losses  places them at between $25,000 and  $30,000, divided up between nine business houses and several dwellings.  NOTICE JIFJEIER!  THE HALT. MINES. LTD.  O EALKD TENDKKS will he received by tlie  _    undersigned at Nelson,  the 30th of March for building a scow,  , 11. C,  it 2 p. in. on  Minns  and Kpecillcutions may be seen at the office ot  thc Company.  Security for duo performance will bo required if a. contract ia let  The lowest  accepted.  (216)  or any tender   not necessarily  HENRY CKOASDAILE,  Commercial Manager.  CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.  "���������^"OTICE is hereby given that tho rescrva-  -131 tion placed on a block of land situated  on the north bank of the Kootenny River and  on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, notice  whereof was published in the British Columbia Gazette, and dated 7th March, 1888, has  been cancelled.  W. S.GOItE.  Deputy Commissioner of Lands tc, Works  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 6th March, 1896. (312)  UNRESERVED  AUCTION SALE  -op���������  Bill Lotnn Nelson.  The undersigned have- received instructions  to sell at Public Auction on  SATUKMY, APRIL llth,  189G. at 7.S0 p. m.,  50 BUILDING LOTS   I3ST   A map showing the location of all the  Lots to be offered can be inspected at  our office. Sale will take place at our  Rooms, in the Bealey Block, Nelson.  CHAS. A. WATERMAN & CO.,  Auctioneers.  Nelson, March 18, 1896. (314)  FOR SALE-  -jj /"\ /~V   Tons of First, Class Timothy Hay,  baled.  <*n>  For particulars apply to  FRKD BILLINGS.  Vernon B. C.  FOR SALE.  THAT D-KSIRABLE PROPERTY KNOWN  as the Residence of Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing  9 rooms and occupying a lot and a half, -with a  frontage of 374 teet. Thc house contains all  conveniences and has a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to  G.O.BUCHANAN,.  (288) -   Nelson or Kaslo.  T.1  & CO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING.  SHIRTS,  ,   UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  PANTS,  OVERALLS,  ETC., ETC  30  YATES STREET,  VICTORIA,  B. C.    299)  o   Total output.., ."."..* $2,907,221  N0ETHP0RT IN FLAMES.  Many Made Homeless  in an Hour.  Losses are Heavy.  The Baiine.sPart of the Town Suffers Host  ���������    Severely���������Damages $25,000.  Northpobt, Wash., March 19���������The  business center ofNorthport is in ashes,  many are homeless and thousands of  dollars worth of property have been  destroyed. About twenty minutes to  eight o'clock yesterday evening a defective flue in tbe rear of S. F. Bradbury's -estaurant caught lire. The  flames v.ere quickly communicated to  the surrounding buildings, and bi'fore  the.horrified spectators could realize  the situation the business center of  the town v������a^ a. sheet -of fire. The  light lumber framework hou.es burned 5  like tindfr and th. flames drove from j  one to another with lightening like"  r;������p;dity.  A volunteer fire brigade was quickly  gathered, and  worked   like -Tn jans l  against great odds.*' Through their sf-'  ���������WHOLESOME  - 2   Ounce   (Jan   Sold  ior  25   Cents.  lar   ce*l Demanil  fn Canada.  (���������*.������*  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  AT THE  Ideal   Grocery    Store,  ���������*  NEXT TO THE SILVER KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YOU BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  A. C. BUCHANJN, . NELSON, B. C  nrw^������*g���������-yf1  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  ANDIOPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVERY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  (258)  Spokane Falls <&,  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Ml Rail to Mm, WuL  Daily (Except Sunday) Between BppKane  and Nortliport.  .ri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7-30 a.__. NELSON Arrive 6-15 p. m.  Trains lenve Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  md i_A_U-.DA_s nt 7 a. ni., and making  ���������lose counocii-'u bv S.S. Nelsou with all  Kooteuay Lake points.  Passengers tor 1 .etile Eiver nnd Bound-  i ry C reek, connect at M arens with stage on  Holidays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  lecfc nt Northport with stnffo Daily.  Kaslo   &  Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. 1.  Goi.no West.           Daily           Going Bast.  J-C-Vc y.OO a. in. Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m  S-'iti ii. in. south Fork " 3.15 p.m  " !!.:.(.-. in. Sproule's ���������' 2.15 p.m  " .1.51 a. in. Whitcwnler " 2.00 p.m  " 10.0.) a. in. Hour Lake ' 1.48 p.m  " 10.18 a. in. "McGuigan " 1.33 p.m.  " 10.30 a. in. Hailey's " 1.21 p.m.  "    10.3!) a. in.   Junction            "      1.12 p.m  Are.   10.50 a, in.   Sainton         Lcavo   1.00 p.m  GILKER $ WELLS.  MORE  "W"   GrOOIDS-  SUITS i  SEEG-ES,  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Stylas.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SPECIAL TO THE THAIDE.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������''La Progression" and ' Pride ofthe West"���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY. %  SPECIAL  FOB  30 DAYS   SUIT., TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 DP. - - - -  __A.LIN_E_QF.EN-GUSH__WHIP���������QRD__Jia  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  Subject to t'tiaiigc withouL notice.  For   rates  and   inforiniilion   epply  at th  Company's ollicos.  ROBT. 11'VING, XV. II. McGKAW,  I2(il)   Tinflic-laniiKer. Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.   CO  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 9.  In -_fli.������t Hnrch 15th, 1896.  KEVEl.-TOKK  KOITK-Slciiinrr '���������AhI'imp ���������  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Kobson  Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p. m.  Leaves Ro.son for "Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacilic Hailway points (east and  west) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at  I p. in.  Connection is iiinde at Robson with C. & K.  Ity. for Nelson nnd Kootenay Lake points and  with Sir. "Lyltoii" for Trait and Northport.  TK..II_-KOItSO.\   KOI.T...  Steamer "lytton."  " Leaves Trail for Robson on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays at S a. m��������� returning  to Trail saino evening.  Close connections ut Uolison with Str.  "Nakusp'" for Nakusp and Kevelstoke and  with C. & K. Liy. for Nelson and Lake points.  .M-KTIIIMmi.TIMIt;   ItOUTE  Mlt-'iim-.r   "I.M--1I."  Leaves Trail   for  Northport on   Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays ac 7 a. m.  Returning leaves same days Northport for  Trail at 1 p. in., arriving at Trail op. m.  Connects ut, Korthport with S.  F. & N. Ry.  for Spokane.          Xf'I.SU.VkA.'SI.I- KOIi-l'.-"S!r .\i_lson."  Loaves    Nelson    for  Kaslo,    Sundays   afc  in..    Wednes-  a.vs    at   '5.30  4 p. m.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p.  days at 5.30 p. in., Thursdays at '5.30  p. m��������� Fridays at 5.30 p. in.. Saturdays at 5.30 pi|  in. -onii-oting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ivy. at Five Mile  I'oint and with C. & IC. Ity. on Wednesdays  and Fridays for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  a. m., Mondays at 3 a. m., Wednesdays at 3 n. in.," Thursdays at 8 a. in.,  Fridays at .'! a. in., Saturdays at 8 a. in.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays at Five Mile Point witli N. & i\ S. Ity.  for .Spokane and at Nelson with Columbia  & Kootenay Railway for ail C.P.R. points, Arrowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any tunc without notice.  For tickets, rai.es, etc., apply at Company's  lice, Nelson.  ollice  T. ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W. TROUP,  Manager.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     so  CANADIAN PACIFIC X.AILWAT  ���������,    -A___Sri_>   SOO   PAOIFIO   ROUTE.  Pacific Coast and Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  BATES T������ELO-WEST.  greatest Variety of Rontes, Rail ana Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearestagent.- <>  J. HAMILTON,        H. E. MACDONELL, GEO. McL. BROWN,  Agent. Nelson.       Tr������T. Frgt. and Pass, Ant,, Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Asrt.Vanco-ver  M0RTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R. R,  R  UN &  S  Pullman.,-_  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  leeping Cars.  c  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  ii   i) \t  "We know you have tried many times to "buy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in .  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  We; are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in praise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  TO  /ST. VAVl  MIXKKAPOUS  UHLIi-lI  FAKGO  <;K AND   FOBKS  -KOOIt-TOlV  miwipkc:  L.KLEXA and  y KITTE  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  BAKER STRE.ET, NELSON.  (258)  CIIICAC9  WASHIM'TOS  I'lllL.tUEM-III.i  NEW IOICK  KOSTO.V ami all  Points East,     .  We.st uml south.  *  For information, lime cards, maps and ticket  call on or write  H.G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  F. D.  GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. D. CHARLTON;  Asst, Gin' Pass.  Agent Portland, Oregon,


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