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Array MINES W KOOTENAY ARJ-t|..f  AMONG THE RICHEST IN &'/Rf  AMERICA.  ���������/���������,.'**���������������������������..  THE. ORES ABE HIGH-GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER     .  AND LEAD.  Whole Number  ������"&  $  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, March   28,   1896.  Prick Five Cent*  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  March���������      23       24        25       2G       27   '  28  Sii.vek 688 .. .081... .-S3 08' 08... .<_'  (Har)  J-B.vi) soo....300 :soo... .poo... .soo... :ioo  (Brokers' Prices.)  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Now York, March  25���������Lake Copper,   105 to  lie.   Arizona Copper, 10i to 101c.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETUBKS FOR 1U96 UP TO DATE  OKE TAEATKD IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson 323d  At Pilot Bay  8.801   U.013  ORB EXPOI* TED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  4.025J  Slocan viu Nakusp  1,881  Trail Creek mold ore)  2,515  Ainsworlh       30   8,484.  Total Tons  2.7527.  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  .'TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  321  Pilot Bay, silver lead bullion  5UIJ  8401  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Kctorntt since Last Week.  VIA KASLO.  March 19��������� tons  "Whitewater to Everett  ��������� '"21  Northern Belle to Omaliu  4tiJ  Slocan   Star to Pueblo  30  Nob'e  Fivo to Pueblo  16J  Kuth to Pueblo  15  Antoine to Everett  - loj  March 21���������  Reco to Everett  '������"7  Slocan Star to Pueblu  30  Deadmaii  to East Helena  110  Good Enough to East Helena  121  R. E. Lee tu East Helena  14  Slocan Hoy- to Kast Helena  15  Wellington to Everett    15  Mt Chief (Payne) to Everett  301  VIA KORTlirORT,  Marchlll���������  Leltoi to Tacoma  ,. to  War Kaglo to East Helena  14  Iron Mask          "                 17  VIA NAKUSP.  Alamo to Omaha    220  Slocan Star to Kansas City    220  Kuth to'.-acoiiia      40    !i74_T  MINING RECORDS.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  March 23���������  Gold Note���������Lawrence Gallagher to Thomas  Kceler, i, gl.  Gold Note���������Thomas Keeler to William Hull,  1. 91.  Bowana���������A H Kelly to John Stewart, J, f 1.  KASLO.  March 13���������  Canadinn Boy I. IXL J���������A Looby to J J  Harmisan, 81.  ' Big Horn���������M V Adams to A looby, i. $1.  March 20���������  Yankee Boy���������John Henry to M W Garrison,  Yu-ke Boy���������M W Garrison to VV J Adams,  1. $1.    NEW  DENVER.  March 2���������  Mabau���������A Shcrran to A Tunks, }, $1.  Star���������A P Blandy to A Cortland. J, $200.  March 4���������  Blue Grouse���������C Bowen to B N White, 1, 925.  Grover and Stevenson���������II O Blarlgctt to II1.  Itailton, 1-. ia each, $1.  Grover andtStevcnson���������II B Itailton to L VV  Bladgett, l-tnn each, !j.l.  March 5���������  Homo Stake No. 2  and Gold Flume���������J C  Murphy to VV E Terrill. i, $1.  Belt���������M H McKclvcy toW Sudrow, all, $500  "Marchr T��������� ~���������' ���������������������������~   Home Stake No. 2 i, Gold Flume and Dolly  Varclon No 2���������C Murphy lo T Heiiiierson.l-fi, ."Jl  New Denver, Texas, Epheram and Clifton���������  C P Oudin to J -M Harris, J in each.  March 11���������  Baby Ruth���������Wm Hunter, G Fairburn, Jas  Bowes, K11 Wilson and P Grant to E G Kendall, i, 8875. _.  Baby Ruth-VV Hunter to E J Kendall.i, ������125  Grcenlciif���������G Graham to J Cadden, \, %1.  March 12���������  Hope-FP O'Neil to DC Clark, 1-6, %\.  -     ��������� BOSSLAND.  March 13���������  Typhoon���������1, R Chase and- K McKinnon to P  J Hickey, 9110.  Kreeburn���������J H Lcasure to John Shanahan, J.  Frceburn���������VV F Edgar to I") VV i.ensure, 1-3.  * March 14���������  North Star, and Snap���������E J Kelly, C Juldnc...  Chris Mcllonel and T VV Stuck to W J 1.,-is-  cellos, $1000 cash, $1000 Ap il 13 and $l3,00ii  May 13, or $1,000 cash, 42,000 April 13. $4,500  lime 13 81,500 Sent 13, $3,000 Dec 13, und  ��������� "-15,000 March 13,1897.  March.l.���������  Gladstone���������S J Graham to J L G Abbott, J.  ' Trilby Xo 2���������Sol Cameron to A H Acorn, j.-  Trllby No 2-A B Acorn to It E Palmer, i.  March 17���������  - Selma���������John Brown to C A Roden. J, $500.  Young QueeD���������J J Blakcley to  VV li Shaw.  4. ISO-  Young Queen���������J J Blakely to S P Shaw. J.  Eureka, E'ening, War Eagle No 2���������John Ji  Burke to Eureka' Con. Mining company. ���������  Northern���������Fred Lange to _' F Hamuli, i.  Midnight���������Hans Nelson to J L VV'arner.J, $50--  Joe Beef���������J Fero to G Klavano, I, $30.  Mono���������M A  McDougall to John Durkoch,  i,$200.  Livingstone���������J Davidson and A Mowat to J  . Mowat, 4.  Helena No 2���������Theo Nelson to A Larsen, 1-lti.  "    $50.  Helena No 2���������Theo Nelson to A Lund, MG,  $100,  Chancellor���������L R Chase to John Decker, 4. .  Flossie L���������II S Jones to Cyrus Happy. So.  Minnehaha���������M S Bentley and O  M Hand to  J Quilliam.  March 18���������  Glasgow���������J II McDonald to "W Watson, 1-3.  Fourth of July���������GVVilliard to VV Watson, 4.  March 19��������� ..  Belleview���������T P 6'Farrcll to J B McArthur,  1-16. $100.  Monitor���������C Billstrom to J M Morris, J $100.  Meadow Lark and White Cloud���������S P Shaw  to J J Blakely, 4 in each.  Burke���������J Burke to Mrs M H Gilliam, i, $500.  NEW LOCATIONS.  XELSON.  March 23���������  T. V. H.'-J H Nolan.  March 24���������  Bell���������H Y Andrews.  March 26���������  Alpine���������John Greenhill.  NK-W DENVER.  March 6���������  _STonparel No 2���������N McNaught, Slocan Lake.  March !)���������  Everhart���������A !���������__'Pecker, Lemon Creek.  ROSSLAND.  March 13���������  Utah���������Frank R Laurit-.  Lorain���������T N"l'mcv.  Saginaw���������F X Gauthier.  March 11���������  Michigainic���������F X Gauthier.  Seliina���������John Drown.  Trilby-TC Wells.  March 10���������  Architect���������F R Gee, Wm Baker and P J  Shields.  Mary May���������Mrs Mary Jones.  Alberta���������John Stinson, A Forrester and J  Fisher.  Queen of the Hills���������Chas Connell.  Blue Jay���������O L Pearson,  Edna���������E D Carpenter and A S Soule.  March 17���������  Minnie-Ralph White and IIA Phillips.  Richmond���������Swan Nelson.  Great Britain���������CF Hoffman and H M Goodhue.  Mount Vernon���������S W Cowan.  VVaverly���������A G Du Hois.  Tioga -A G Du Bois.  Westchester���������S W Cowan. n  March 10���������  Roy���������Wm Baker. R J Baker, F R Gee and P  J Shield.-.  Uhi-lsen���������J"W Moore.  Batlcrsea���������J M Mitchell and Jas Jones.  KASLO.  March 10���������  Blue Jacket���������J VV Rogers,  March 16���������  Dream���������John Munro.  Oneota���������D F Stobeck.  March 17���������  True Blue���������G A Becker.  Silver Fox���������Ida C Strobeck.  March 19-  Colorado���������Eugene Montague.  Iron Queen���������Joseph Blanchard.  THE WEATHER.  The week opened with fine weather.  A sudden change brought a little rain  on Tuesday. Then came two sunny  days. A flurry of rain and sleet on  Friday soon passed away, and the  week closes with a -light squall of snow.  THERMOMETER.  March22���������Max 55������   Min 24 ������  " 23-        53������             34������  " 24-          52������             41 ������  -,     " 25���������         51������              25 ������  " 2ti���������          55������               26������  " 27���������         51������              34������  " 28���������         55������              28������  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  SUNDAY DINNER.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  Dinner from 12 noon to 8 p. m., Sunday, March 29th, at the Trilby, Josephine  Street.  ,SOUP.  Mock Turtle a la Royal.  BOILED:  Salmon, Baclicmcl Snuce.  Tongue, Tomato Sauce.  ROASTS.  Prime Roast Beef, au Jus.  .  Prime Roast Young Lamb, Mint Sauce.  Prime Roast Pork with Apple Sauce.  ENTREES.  Fricasee of Chicken a la Richelieu.  ���������    Chicken, Uiblet-Suut. _*vith Mushrooms.  Veal and Rice a Iii Spagnole.  Boston Cream Fritters, Princess Sauce.  VEGETABLES.  Mashed Potatoes.  Fried Corn.  Stewed Tomatoes.  DESSERT.  New England Criam Pie.  Apple pie.  Puu.ing boufla. '  CH-I.CI1 NOTICES.  Sunday, March 29, 1S9G.  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  unci Josephine Streets. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Evening  subject: "'Down to Bed Rock.  Sunday school 2.30 p. in. Prayer  meeting on Fi iday evening at 8o'cloek.  Epworth League"!., of C. on Tuesday  evening at 8 o'clock;  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. in. Sunday School  al. 2.30. Prayer meeting . Thursday evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Endeavoi Society meets every Monday  evening tit 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Services  first and second Sundays of the month  at" Nelson. Mass ut 10.30. Vespers  it 7.30.  GREAT HEAD.  This is" certainly an age of discovery.  Round the wide old world the wire-  are kept hot pulsating to a waiting  people the latest and most wonderful.  Ib remained, however, for the Trail  Creek News to make a discovery before which cathode lights, X rays,  -lionographs, duplex and quadruple*,  transmitter., horseless carriages and  submarine beats, maxim 'guns and  ilying machines fn.de ' into insiguiH-  ���������:ince. Edison and Roentgen may now  ���������*ob themselves to sleep in envious grief.  the following is the paragraph:  "The new boat, of the C. & K. S. N.  Company, now being built at Nplson,  will he called the "Kokanee," after the  range of mountains liear Nelson.  Nelson papers please copy."  . DEATH OF MRS. DAVIE.  Wife of tlie Chief Justice Passes Away Alter  a Brief Illness.  From Victoria comes a dispatch con -  ;ainiug information which will be received with sympathy and regret  throughout the entire province.  Victoria. "March 22���������The sympathy  of all classes of the. community will this  morning be extended to His Lordship  the Chief Justice and his family, whom  death bereaved at 10 o'clock last night of  a devoted wife and loving mother. Mrs.  Davie was taken ill only a few days ago,  and the fatal termination of her malady  comes therefore with an even greater  shock to her family and very many  friends, the latter being bounded only  by the limit of her circle of acquaintances.  The deceaaed lady was but 32 years of  age and had grown up with the city,  beiug a sister of Mr. F. M. Yorke, of  Victoria, and of the well known Rev.  Father Yorke, of San Francisco. She  was-a woman of unostentatious kindness  and courteous geniality, qualities that  endeared her to all, and which will secure for her a lasting and honored place  in the memory of those who by her death  are now plunged in most poignant grief.  GOLDEN.  Messrs. Young and Purser are examining some hydraulic ground on . Wild  Horse with a view of commencing  operations in thc spring.  UON-NI'HS FEKRY.  The owners of the Two Tails intend to  bring some of their ore to Nelson for  testing at the smelter.  The passage through the House of the  Wilson bill locating a government sampling works at this point, has caused lively  satisfaction to the citizens of Bonners  Ferry, {[yttle doubts are entertained of  its final passage by the senate.  LOST CREEK.  The Hardpan claim belonging to P. H.  Peterson has developed a good showing  as the result of the winters wo'rk.  A tunnel is now in 80 feet on the Montreal claim owned by the Lost Creek  Development Company. The lead is  showing up well in ore tbat runs $14.25  iu gold and 20 ozs iu silver to the tou.  THAIIi.  S. K. Green and Frank Hanna have  been elected firewardens for Trail.  The engineer of the Columbia and  Western railway has submitted his report  on, the preliminary examination of a  route to the incorporators of the  company.  The Trail Board of Trade is not only  organized but is getting down to work in  good shape. The first work of the board  has been to secure a waterworks system.  Next they subscribed for 14,000 pamphlets describing the Trail Creek country  and its iuducemeots. These will be  distributed where they will do the most  good and should result in attracting a  very desirable attention from capitalists  aud others.  BOSSLAND.  The Great Western Gold Mining  Company has ordered a diamond drill  plant to prospect the Great Western and  Golden Chariot claims.  The Tramway Company has adjusted  its quarrel with the Rossland townsite  owners. The passenger and freight depot  it is said will be' located at the corner of  Spokaue street aud Victoria avenue.  General manager Gutelins, of the Trail  Tramway Company, is authority for the  statement that the line will be in operation bv the first of May. Eight miles of  the ten and one-third are graded, and  track laying will begiu at once.  The hanging wall on the Jumbo lead  has been reached and that property  bids fair to become one of the most  valuable in the province. From 6 to 10  feet of good shipping ore lies along the  hangiug wall nud while the exact value  of the new body has not been made public  but it is said to be somewhere near $.0  per ton. John A. Finch and M. JJ.  Galusha, of Spokane, are the owners.  revklstoke.  The Columbia River Hydraulic Miuing  Co. have received one car load of the  machinery ordered for their property at  the mouth of Smith creek, and another  carload is ou the way. Prof. Nason who  spent some time List season in piospect-  iug the ground will take charge of the  erection of the plant.  D. McGillivray is out 81,200, the value  of two loads of Silver Cup ore which  dropped though the ice at Whiskey point  ab������ut-a-milefromj* Arrowhead.���������The-first  sleigh got over the bad place, minus only  the load, but the second outfit horse and  all dropped ^through the ice' the driver  himself having a close call.  EDISON THE GREAT-  Chicago, March 22.���������The Times-  Herald New York special says : Thos.  Edison has succeeded with" the aid of  the X ray in penetrating the human  body with the naked eye, the success-  ful^experiment having been made last  week. He looked in the lungs and  heart-und examined the arteries, muscles and blood vessels of one of his assistants. AVith the powerful cathode  light behind the subject he" looked  through a screen of prepared chemicals and is said to have plainly seen  the workings of the various organs of  the body.  LOCAL   NEWS.  THE MINER PRIZE COMPETITION.  Some time ago The Mineb offered two  prizes for the \best suggestions for  improvements on the mining laws of  British Columbia. The articles were  signed with mottoes "and the real name  and address of the writer reserved in a  sealed envelope .with only the motto on  the outside. The suggestions were duly  handed to Messrs. John A. Turner and J.  H. Bowes who kindly consented to act as  judges. From those gentlemen The  Miner has received the following  communication.  Nelson, March 25th, 1896.  The Miner,  Sir���������Tbe undersigned have examined  the essays submitted to them for the  purpose of awarding the prize offered by  you, and are reluctantly obliged to come  to the conclusion that none ot them  contain suggestions "sufficiently practical  to warrant an award. The essays are  herewith returned.  Jno. A. Turner.  J. H. Bowes.  Under such circumstances there  appears to be nothing to do except to  destroy the unopened envelopes containing the names and addresses ot the  writers and so let the matter rest. We  wish, however, to thank those who sent  the suggestions, and to add that the  decision of the judges argues rather for  the perfection of our mining laws than  against the ability of the writers.  THE ASSESSMENT BILL.  Mrs. J. Fred Hume left for Victoria on  Wednesday.  J. E. Boss, was io Nelson ou Tuesday  and left for Trail Wednesday morning.  Miss Nelson aud Miss Dalmage, are  building two houses on Latimer Street.  Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Law left for Vancouver ou Monday last via Revelstoke.  Dr. Hall, Dentist, of Nanaimo is nt  the Phair Hotel, and will practice his  profession until April 2nd.  F. Steele of Steele & Co., Photographers of Winnipeg is iu towu, he is  looking up the couutry aud taking views  for the C.' P. R.  Tbe ways are now being put into  position and it is expected that the new  boat of the C. & K. S. N. Co. will be  launched in about a week.  Dr. C. H. Gatewood, the well known  Vancouver dentist has been treating  patents at the Phair Hotel this week.  ���������He leaves for Rosslaud iu a few days.   .  The Hall Mines tramway is now being  cut in two. It is expected that the rope  will be spliced and everything in good  running order by Tuesday or Wednesdsiy  next.  Mr. Alexander Carrie has left the ranks  of the single. He was this week married  to Miss Elliot of Winnipeg. The ceremony took place at Donald and the  happy couple are now home in Nelson.  S. J. Young, part owner and manager  of the Omaha group of claims on Coffee  Greek, Ainsworth, is in the Nelson-hospital with a broken leg. A heavy rock  falling on his knee caused the accident.  The Stereopticon lecture given on  Wednesday evering by the pastor of the  Methodist Church drew a good house  and was fully up to previous representations being a very "interesting and instructive entertainment."  Byron N. White, of the Slocan Star'  was in Nelson this week. Another tunuel  -will be driven shortly to tap the ledge at  a still lower level, there is more thau  enough ore on the dumps to keep the  concentrator running the next twelve  months.  The C. P. R. has announced a cut in  rates to Kootenay points. The rate from  Vancouvei, Victoria, Nanaimo and New  Westminster to Arrowhead is now $19.95  and to Nakusp, Robson, Nelson, Balfour,  Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, Trail Creek  aud Northpoit $21.95; Spokane, $25.45;  other points at corresponding reductions.  W. D. Pitcairn, F. R. G. S., will deliver  a lecture on "The Savages ;of New  Guinea", in the Fire Hall on Tuesday,  March 3lst., at 8 p. m. Mr. Pitcairn  has spent several years in New Guinea  where he studied the language and customs of the natives. The lecture should,  therefore, prove both interesting and  instructive.   .   '       ,..     -  ��������� ������ ������  The following were amongst the visitors to Nelson this week. A. A. Stewart,  Woodstock. Cyrus Gates,' Fairhaven.  11. M. McGowan, Winnipeg. J. H. Freeman, Victoria. J. R. Miller, Montreal.  J. E. Williams, Kingston. E. B. Hall,  San Fraucisco. J. E. Boss, Spokane.  T. Norwood, San Fraucisco. lt. J.Ham  iltou, Vancouver. L. T. Mewburn,  Hamilton.   J. G. McGuigan, Sandon.  W. F. McCulloch, the assayer, is back  in 'Nelson from Victoria, he is going to  commence development work on his  claim thc Golden Eagle, he reports business quiet at Victoria where he, as usual,  spent the winter, with more inquiries for  mining properties thau for some considerable time past. In the Goldeu  Eagle Mr. McCulloch is said to have a  rich-pro perty,-the-vein-getling. gradually-  wider as depth is attained.  The Engineering and Mining Journal,  New York, of March 21st, contains two  good articles upon British Columbia the  first we have seen for 6ome time, but we  hope not the last. The first is on the  "Progress in West Kooteny, B. C." aud  is a very conservative article, rather  understating the present situation. The  second is on "The Auriferous Gravels of  the Upper Columbia River" is by Mr.  Frank L. Nason, "who is we believe the  superintendent of a company working  Smith" Creek, and who has a good knowledge of his'subject and gives a fair state"  mei~t.of what is to be seen aud expected..  Mr. A. L. Davenport, at Jthe Poor-  man mine on Eagle Creek, was in town  this week showing friends some magnificent specimens of virgin gold bearing quartz. These were from the main  lead at a depth of ISO feet, and  demonstrates the permanent nature of  the mineralized veins in that locality.  Infact the percentage of native gold  appears to increase with depth. The  slight trace of base metal comes only  iii a. mechanical mixture, and the pro-  duet of the Poorman,, is perfectly fret*  milling... It is doubtful-if finer specimens than these' exhibited by Mr.  Davenport can , be found in America.  Some of these run nearly 50 per cent.  in the pure gold. ;  Mr. Ffoliiott manager for Foley Bros,  and Guthrie, passed through Nelsou'on  Friday oh his way to St. Paul via Revelstoke and the C. P. R-    Mr. Ffoliiott reports the Kaslo & Slocan  Ry. in good  condition   and    notwithstanding    some  small mud slides, expects there will be  no trouble which cannot be remedied in  a few hours.   More ore is being shipped  than was expected, arid, there is no doubt  about the line being a paying proposition.  Mr. Ffoliiott speaks lu the highest terms  of the country and expects to hear of  many more mines shipping iu the near!  future.    The Whitewater mine-is,   he!  says,  doing splendidly   and has   every i  prospect of making big  money.     The!  Northern Belle, in Jackson basin,   has ���������  2000 tons of ore" in sight and will ship ���������  right along.   Mr. Ffollintt does not expect to return to this  district for eight  or nine   months, if   then.     His' many  friend., however, trust to again welcome  the return of one who  by his geniality  and great executive ability ha3 made a  place of which any man might be  proud  in the estimation of all who knew him.     ;  Xow  Iking Considered  in   Committc..   TI  Text us Amended  [Special to The "Minki'.I     -  Victoria, March 25th, 18%.  Thc assessment bill as amended passed  through committee yesterday, as the bilj  now stands the tax has to be paid quarterly, strong protests were made against  the exemption of coal, and the subject  will be renewed on report and ngaiu ou  the estimates, it is not likely liowcvir  that anything will come of this session.  Clause 8 was amended as follows:  '���������'.Lei'- shall be assessed, levied, and collected from every person owning, lnnnus:-  ing, leasing or working a mine, aud paid  to Her Majesty, Her heirs aud successors  the sums following, that is to say:  "One per cent on the assessed value  ot the output of such miues, that is to  say: On the assessed value of all ore or  mineral-bearing substances raised, gotteu  or gained from any lands ia the Province  as ascertained and determined from verified smelter, reduction works or other  returns satisfactory to the Assessor."  Clauses 9 and 10 were passed without  debate. Clauses 11 iind 12 were amended  as follows:  ��������� "11. The tax levied by section 8 hereof  shall be due and payable on the first day  of each quarter, or of such other period  as the Lieutenant-Governor in Council  may by regulation determine���������which  periods may vary in different districis or  for differently situated or different classes  of mines���������upon the output of the preceding quarter or other period. The  quarters shall end upon the last day of  the months of March, June, September  and December in each year."  '���������12. The owner or manager of  every mine liable to pay the tax imposed hereby shall, in addition to any  other returns which may b. requited  under the provisions of the 'Asssess-  inent Act' and amendments, transmit,  within seven days from the end of any  quarter or period, as the case may be,  to the Assessor for th. district in which  the mine is situate, a return showing:-  1. The amount of ore, minerals or  mineral-bearing substances shipped or  sent from or treated on, the mining  premises previous to the preceding  quarter or period, in respect of which  returns had theretofore- been received  and reported to the Assessor; 2. The  amount of ore, minerals or mineral-  bearing substances shipped or sent  from or treated on the ininingpremists  during the preceding quarter or period;  3. The amount in respect of which  returns were received during such  preceding quarter or period, with the,  valu- according to such returns: -1.  The amount of tax payable."  The Columbia and Western Railway  bill has passed its second reading.  KOOTKNAY   LAKE HOSPITAL.  Allium 1   Iteport  of   rim  lictiriiiir I'rc. irieiir.  ��������� Kiiiiincial -tatcinoiit.  FROM THE RESERYATI0N.  Good  General News From the Colville  Country.  ���������   Copper Prospects.  Now that the first rush into the Col  vdle reservation country, is abating  somewhat, information is coming in  as to the specific nature ot the leads  and formation. So far galena, iron  sulphide carrying gold, copper, placer  gold, and gold quartz have been discovered. In all 1,300,000 acn>s of land  have been thrown open to prospector.-.:  This is the north half of the reserva.  tion. Between the bund of the Kettle  river and the International boundary  line some excellent quartz prospects  have been located. Of these the La  Fleur claim appeals to be the best so  lar discovered. The ledge is plainly  defined for a long distance and f*iv.  locations have already been made  upon it. The ore body varies from  "twertothrec fee_-in-width_���������F-rom-it-  assays . have been obtained varying  from 40 per cent copper, $40 to $00 in  gold and a few ounces in silver. The  copper is a born it e and is said to resemble the Silver King ore to a considerable degree.  A number of locations have b'.en  made on a small tributary of" Fourth  of July creek two miles, south of the  boundary line. There the ore is described as resembling that of Trail  Creek. It runs from "$20 up in gold  with a fair percentage of copper. The  main ledge "here is very wide aud has  been traced throughseveralclaims.  - On Kettle river, a few' miles from  Marcus, claims are located on some  good showings of copper carrying gold.  An extensive area ot* placer ground  has been located on the.. Columbia  river, Sheep creek, Fourth of July  creek, and Cariboo creek, as well as  Kettle river and some of its tributaries.  Most of the ground bas been given the  most superficial prospecting, nud but  little is yet known of its real value.  Some coarse gold has' been obtained,  but tbe quantity is limited. The silver-  lead ores so far obtained have been of  poor quality.   . -  Considerable capital is already represented iu tho section aud during the  coming seasou something-definite ns to  the permanent nature of_.the leads will be  made known.  The Dominion Parliament will end on  April 25th., as the Goveroment will not  assume the responsibility of asking it to  sit beyond that date.  VOLUNTEERS TOR EGYPT-,  St. John, >'. li., March124.-The Eighth  Regiment,. Princess Louise Hussars, of  King's County, X. B., have notified the  British government that they.will raise  volunteers out of the regiment to send  four squadrons to the Nile in the proposed expedition. . ; ������  COMPARATIVE TAXES-  The adjonrned annual meeting of the  Kootenny Lake Hospital Society was  hold in Hume's Hall T.iusday afternoon.  The principal business was the presentation of the presidents annual report  which rends ������h follows:  .    Nelson, March, 21st., 1890.  To tho Subscribers.  -  Gentlemen: I believe i' becomes mv  duty to prepare and pre. cut to you the  annual report together with the llon.-  Treasurer's and Auditor's reports and  the Doctor's annual report. The members o[ the Hoard for tiio past year were  Messrs. Fletcher, ' Turner, "Hotistoii,  Marks. Buchanan. Hamilton, Jowett,  Wilson, Clements, Farley, Mathtsou and .  Fitzstubbs.  The government did not nominate anv  members to represent them ou the Board  Capt. Fitzstuubs was elected as a subscriber. A nuance committee of three  members looked .after most of tho business of the institution during the vear  which method simplifies matter for the  full Board.  At the closo of the last vear ending  March 12th, 1895, the Society had; a  balance of ������418.63 to its credit Ji.283.-r.i_  notes and ������135.32 cash in bank, during  the year ������133.31 ofthe notes have been  turned iuto cash, leaving ������150.00 still  carried .'is cash for this year. *       '*. ,  The accounts for the" year as audited,''  amount to S2013.24���������������2452.30 having  been expended���������balance in hand $160.91.  With outstanding liabilities at the end of  the year amounting to ������784.19.  Tne actual cost for running the Hospital for the year amounted to ������3230.49. of  which S784.9.1 remains unpaid. The  receipts for the year amounted to ������2613.-  24 as follows: Hall Mines Co., ������619.00,  C. & K.S.-N. Co., ������433.50, Government,  grant, ������750.00, pay patients, ������155.10,  sundry subscriptions, ������237.11.  The next instalment of the Government  grant   due   March' 31st.,  viz;   $25000  <_, _  ^        .-_-_..    _v__^.���������,(       . iu,       tp&tjv \y\y  together with thc balauce in hand reduces  the   indebtedness   of.the   institution to .  ������373.25 up to March 12th. providing the ,  $784.10 represents-the total outstanding  liability at that date.  Duriug the year we have treated 35  patients in the Hospital and 42 out door  patients, as far as I am able to gather  from the Doctors monthly reports, some  of which have evidently been lost, during  the many changes in the Secietaryah'ip,  and no annual report from the Medical  OHicer having beeu presented.   '  The total day's stay was 880 davsand.  after deducting, equipment, -accounts,  repairs, etc.. and allowing au ample sum  for .treatment of outdoor patients the  average cost per day for each patient was  ������3.10 and the nver.,gc day's stay for each  patient was 25 days.       *J   ������������������ '���������  1 would draw your attention to the  necessity ot adhering strictly to the bv-'  law with reference to the class of ailments  admitted to the institution, ,1s any laxity  in.this direction-uot duly making a. heavy  tax on the' Society, but' reducing it to the  position of a district "poorhouse." I'  might also suggest that for the welfare  of the institution, which is not really able  to pay large sums for medical atteut-'on  while still the success and life of the  Hospital, as well as patieuts, depends  upon obtaining all lhe available medical  skill which the district affords, that  strong efforts should be made, wherebv  the combined experience and skill of ail  the resident physicians should be given  when necessary to the patients in the  Hospital. This .; question of medical  officer has been a great difficulty for the  institution in the past.  I must avail myself'of this opportunity  of expressing what appears to me to be  the unsatisfactory working of theSncioty,_  It is very evident that some" change  should be made for the qualification of  voters for the election of directors, as the  past two years have shown that it has  taken nearly all the qualified voters to  form a Board of Directors, the reduction  of the annual subscription for this would  no doubt cause a great number to take  an interest in the Society.  '  In conclusion as retiring from tho  Board, and after having had the honor ot  being president of the Society since 1893,  t sincerely trust every effort will be made  to place the institution in a position to be  a benefit aud a credit to the district." All  of which is respectfully submitted,  * ^   - Frank Flktrher, President.  U. S. SAMPLING WORKS.  "The Kootenay Herald gives the following explanation of ths workings of the  proposed Government sampling works to  be located at the;International boundary.  Where the expense and .inconvenience  would bo so great as in thc instance cited  tbe United States could permit the oro  coming in at the ports named to be  shipped in boud-to a bonded smelter.  The duty would then bo collected on the  smelter returns as it is done at present.  It is not the purpose of this government  to permit any great amouut of ore to pay-  duty in this way. for reasons unuecessarv  to- mention" heie, hence the bill to provide saniplinjr works. When sufficient"  ore euteis the United States at any point  to justify sampling works, -they will  undoubtly be erected there. 'At present  the government proposes to erect the  works only at the natural gateways, r.nd  later, at other ports as experience teaches  their necessity. - Other 'entries can pav  duty through bonded smelters as -a"t  present. '  ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.'  The real and personal property tax  paid by-the three large coal mining  companies, the New Vancouver. Wellington, arid Comox (Dunsmuir), only  amounts to ..5950, being tin; revenue  derived from about OOu.OoUtons of coal.  West Kootenay real and personal pi-op-  e*C->* tax is $451S. The new assessment  bill raises the tax on coal mines about  .-.OW, and is expected to r-jse on the  Kootenay nuin.s abou-$70,000.  : - E. R. W., Oxbow, Asr-a.���������Write to Hon.  J. Baker, Minister of Education,-Victcria  is. C.  W. S., Victoria���������So far as can be learned  there is not a vacant dwelling house in  Nelson- A four to six roura house would  cost ������10 to ������15 per mouth. The last two  stores are rented and new bouses and  stores are tecured before completion  when uot built for occupation by th.  owner-* ���������Ei*. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1896.  AR  E   AND   SPOIL THE  ROD.  Oh, do not whip the children  With hand from Snartan shod!  Let's change the "Wise Man'a" _d_*������:  Spare the child and spoil the rod.  He surely was mistaken.  To think thc master mild,  would sanction such a maxim,  " Spare the rod and spoil the child."  Could one so full of mercy  Ask his humble children, then,  To mar the dream or childhood  That ne'er can come again?  To thus forget the golden role  He gave to me and you,  To do unto another  What we would that b_ should do?  Why should sweet tender childhood .  "tt 1th the hash ot Israel smart ?  Why, plant, with Spartan usage,  woe in boyhood's happy heart t  Why- drive them 'Ions like cuttle  With a master's cruel rod,  To do the deeds thnt heroes do,  To serve a Christian God ?  Had he, the " Humble Teachtr,"  Forgotten the decree.  From out " the house of David,"  When He said for vou and me :  "Suffer these���������forbid thero not  To come," lu woe or care,  " Kor sich are ever welcome.  In my Father's kingdom there t"  Oh, lay away twth stalk and lash,  With crotch he called a plough {  Tho' Solomon found their, useful  We have others better now;  Try, try the wars of kindness 6r*t,  And ask the children's God  To do by us as we with them���������  Te spare and spoil the rod!  UNITED AT THE LAST.  BY PERCIE VV. HART.  (Copyright, 1893.)  All his friends wondered, when George  Travers wooed and won Myra Sanderson.  It could not but seem strange that this  big, healthy Mi feet of humanity should  choose for his life-mate a semi-invalid���������a  frail little woman, whose path from  childhood had been through the vale of  sickness. To express the thought in the  words of Marty Hamilton, who prided  himself on his special knowledge of affinity���������lt was carrying the theory of opposite- to oxtremos. But the ways of tbe  little winged god are devious, and his  arrows fall about in such an utterly irresponsible manner, that the social philosopher, is ofttimes  dumbfounded.  And somehow It didn't seem to be at  all curious to Travers. He almost built  the thought of love on his wife's physical  weakness. It pleased him to think that  she needed his sturdy, rugged nature to  lean oh���������just as the delicate tendrils of  the clematis require the rough walls to  shield them from the cold north wind.  And never was lover more attentive, nor  husband more solicitous���������at least, for the  first year or so, of their wedded life.  And what a change came over Myra.  We could hardly believe that this rosy,  blooming young matron could bo the  same listless sickly young woman to whom  a single ball meant a month under the  doctor's care. It almost seemed as if she  had caught his vitality; for the ruddy  hue of health began to bloom upon her  cheeks, and her 'step acquired an elasticity that it had never known before.  But, in accordance with human perversity���������as she grew more adapted to be  his companion in out-door recreations,  he seemed to tire of her. Not that he  intentionally slighted her, or said in so  many words. He was of too gentle breeding for that. But hor womanly intuition  told it to her, before she was willing to  acknowledge it mentally. And bitter' was  her cup when the latter time came.  They had a pretty little summer cottage  on tho ocean shore of Mccox Bay. In front  lay the sand dunes; beyond the ever-roaring surf, while a few hundred feet in the  rear was the little' dock, at which their  cat-boat, the "Daphno" was moored. In  the   first   happy   summer,   Travers  had  - been in the habit of. taking Myra in his  arms, and snugly esconscing her among  -multitudinous pillows, in the stern  sheets. Then with arm thrown , around  her, he would  guide   the   little craft to  - and fro across the . bay���������and the joy of  loving and being loved, .-did Myra almost  as much good a* the health laden, salt  scented breeze.  And so the years sped; and Myra was  left more and more to herself. She,tried  In every way to conciliate him, but it  was in vain. As long as she required his  __aid,_he,was._-ore_thanikind,__butiher-re--  turning health made him indifferent  He would probably nover have acknowledged it, even to himself. She never permitted her looks to sUow.it���������pride forbade  complaint���������and Trovers almost imagined  her content.  For several succeed ing summers there  had been intense rivalry among the cat-  boat owers of Mecox Bay. Thc "Daphne"  and the "Iola"' were very evenly match-'  ed. and their respective owners were always anxious to test one another's"sailing  abilities..  Finally a  special  match   rac.  ' was. arranged, and us this was.to bo thu  culminating  event   of   tho. season,   thu  ' general excitement ran high.  On the morning of tho eventful day,  Travers carefully overhauled his boat.  Sho had had a fresh coat of paint tho  week before, and hor big racing mainsail  was as .whitens tho driven snow. As  required by thu r.iuing rule!*, her ballast  was boarded over to prevent shifting, and  all loose seats and gratings wero. removed.  -The day was- fino and clear overhead,  and a light brco/.o rippled the surface of  tho bay; but the weather-beaten old sailor out at thu Lifo .Saving Station.predicted "a to' g������l'n breeze" for the race:  ���������nd the wild birds, swept through tho air,  - uttering plaintive', uncanny-sounds.      ������  Travers was about to cast loose from  the clock, when Myra���������in dainty summer  nailery���������came sauntering down the path.  "Let-me   g.   with you, Georgo."   she  *'- cried.  "Can't," he laconically answered.  '.���������Why?*'  "XowJ'   don't   tease   Myra,   there's   a  good girl. I'm going  to  race'the  'Iolo,'-  .  and you'd only b. in the . way."   Besides,  I'm   only   allowed   one   for- crew,   and  Marty is coming."  ���������'Well, let me go up to the start with  you."  ' By -this time the boat was u good  fathom's length from the dock, but with  ": a swirl of skirts, and a Hash of lingerie  she landed on tho deck, and insisted  plaintively upon his acquiescence iri her  last request.  Unwilling to, hurt- her feelings, and  overwhelmed by her unaccustomed vivacity, Travers made but a mild protest;  and bidding her to sit quiet* he filled  away for the starting point.  The, "Daphne" and her occupants were  loudly welcomed by the crowd of summer - residents, gathered to see the race,  but no Marty Hamilton was visible, and  Myra, in some uaecountablo lit of perversity laughingly refused to relinquish  her place to any one but him.. In vain  Travers alterntely pleaded, coaxed, and  finally comtaanded her to allow somo  .th������# os������ of flU msouliae friends to sail  - .-_ :.-,.- ���������  with him. In view of so many he could  not show the mortification that he felt,  and his protestations had no effect upon  her. Timo was passing, the judges exhorted him to make haste, and the  "Iolo" had crossed and re-crossed the  line a dozen times, when Travers finally  brought tho "Daphne" Into position.  Glancing hurriedly to windward, and  imagining that the light breeze would  continue, ho bent all his energies on the  start  Promptly, on the firing of the gun, the  two boats crossed the line abreast, and  stood away close hauled on the starboard  tack. In the excitement of the race,  Travers forgot his Inward wrath, and  smiled gleefully at Myra, as the  "Daphne" drew ahead of hor rival. Ho  bade his wife sit well up to windward,  and they sailed the first leg almost upon  an cvon keel.  But as they rounded the first buoy, the  wind became puffy, and Myra in her  nervousness could not refrain from  shrioking each time the little boat laid  over. As the breeze freshened her  womanly timidity asserted itsolf, and  she pleaded with Travers until he had  to luff each time tho water camo over  the washboard. And soon the "Iolo,"  with her reckless, watersoaked crew, mu  away in tho lead.  This so angerod Travers that he completely lost his temper, and told her that  by forcing herself in tho boat, she h_d  lost him the race. That he would rather  die than lose it That she ought to have  known better than to' com*. That���������but  why need to repeat the wild, incoherent  sayings of a quick-tempered man, who  finds himself placed in a galling position.  Like a whipped hound,Myra lay crouching at his feet, until stung to the depths  of her Innocent heart by his bitter reproaches, she sprung to her feet���������gazed  at him for one brief second with the undying light of love showing clear in her  eyes���������kissed her hand to him���������and jumped overboard.  Travers would have reached the water  almost as soon as she did, but,as he leaped���������the tiller swung - unheeded���������and tbe  cruel boom swinging inboard, almost  stretched him unconscious. It was but  a few seconds before he rose and half  staggered, half leaped after her, with  his senses numb from the effects of the  blow and from inward terror. But in  thoso few seconds the fleet-winged  "Daphno" had left the floating mass of  white a hundred yards behind.'  "Myra���������my wife���������I'm coming���������for  God's sake keep afloat," tho strong man  shouted, as he tore through the waves.  Perhaps she heard his cry before she sank  at any rate her face was wreathed with a  sweet smile when we found her.  I had seen the "Daphne" suddenly luff  np, and saw Travers struck down by the  boom. Then came his leap���������and down to  leeward was the white reason. Never did  boat come about as the little "Iolo" did  that day, and she spurned the swift  flowing waves as she flew to .the rescue.  But "the distance was too great���������the time  too short and she went down for the last  time before we could reach her.  Travers swam wildly hither and thither  ���������calling her name in heartrending tones  ���������beseeching Heaven - to save her���������reviling himself for her murderer.  All in a moment we saw him look'  wildly around and raise his eyes toward  Heavi o Instinctively divining his intent, die very veins" of my forehead  swelled nigh to bursting.  Waving his hand in a last adieu���������he  followed his wifa And the hand of Divinity must have guided . him, for wo  . found them close together.  I USE i  LL  _������_������  | The Floating Bath Soap, j  I PURE and DURABLE, f  % Two Cakes for 25 Cents.          %  I THE NELSON DRUG STORE, 1  WEST   BAKER STREET  247  ^iUiiUlUUiiiiUiliiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiUiiUUiitiUiUlUlUUiiUR  ANTOINE MAURIN.  MININti. AtiE-TS.  urn,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc*.  >EW AMI S-COSII II.IM������,  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  NELSON, Bl C.  Plans, Elevations, Details ahd Estimates  furnished when required.  Orders left at Turner & Kirkpatrick s  Vcrncu Street, will receive prompt attention.  If.l  SLOT MACHINES,  Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description,  for   Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOB PRICES TO  M. GINTZBURGER,  Cur. Cordova and Canibic Streets,  *V-A_.XQ"COXJ"V-E*R       -       33. C.  297 .  THE   BETTER   WAY.  I could write down twenty cases wherein I wished that God had done ociw.-wi-o  than he did, but which I now see, if (I  had had my own way, would have led to  extensive mschief..  I am. confident there is a relation to  God through Christ, which can mako life  perfectly peaceful and happy under all  possible circumstances, and throw an unimaginable glory over this world.  It is true I cannot prevent the Introduction of the flowing poison; gain-seeking and corrupt men will, for profit and  sensuality, defeat my wishes; bat nothing  will induce me to derive a, revenue from  the vice and misery of my people.  This Dor'is ��������� Jebn..  The grocery store dog that rides on th������  back of a horse drawing a delivery wagon  has a rival for the admiration of the public. He is a white,- woolly dog, with the  poodlo strain predominating. His master  drives a big chestnut horso attached to a  light open wagon, and is. to be seen on  Lincoln avenue every 'morning. When the  start is mado tho man picks up the lines  and slicks to the horse. This arrangement  does not suit Mr. Foodie, who occupies a  seat beside his master."  In the choicest dog _ language he can  command he asks to bo given tho reins���������  that is, he gives forth a series of short, joyous barks, accompanied by a violent.wag*  glng of his tail. If his request is not at  once complied with he proceeds to take  the lines away from his master. He will  seize the rein nearest him between his  teeth and tug at it, in tho meantime trying to got possession of the other ono with  his paw. He can hold both reins in his  mouth, and ia a pretty reliable driver, if  thore is not much traffic on the street.  He has a lofty disregard for cable cars  and all manner of vehicles, and would undoubtedly undertake to drive over them  were it not for tha restraining influence of  the man beside him. -  " Tho intelligent horso seems to know  when tho dog has the reins,and assists the  driver as much as possible by keeping on  the right side of the street. The dog driver is equally dividing interest with the dog  ridor on the north side.  PagePonsfordflros.  Ilii-tlngs Street. Vancouver. H. V.  DIRECT IMPORTERS OF 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.  MUIl ORDERS PKOMPTIiV ATTK\P*EI������ TO.  as, Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a. in.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  ut 7 a. in.  LEAVE NKLSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Ihursdny  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Fn-  dayn.t-p.in.     .��������� ,  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing- and incoming trains of  the C. P. It. at Nelson.  j   The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, .is lit throughout by electricity, nnd.  contains.bathroomand all modern conveniences  for the comfort of p-ssonsters.' -  Thc above schedule is in effect luth May,  1895 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. 31 Ma-ler  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IK-IIBAXCE and - - - '  COM-ll-g-OK ACI'-T.  VIOTORIA ST..  21-  NELSON. B. O.  W.PELLEWIARM,_.C.S.  [Memo. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  IVAISrCOtrVEB,    B-   c.  Assays, Mill Testa antl Analyse*!.  Sample* trrate>l from  1 uounil to I ton In weight.  For particulars apply to E. A. POWYS & CO.,  ocal Agents, who will receive samples  (182)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  _-T__3I_SO_-T, B. C  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  dud Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.     m)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining; Broker.  Conveyances,     . Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining locations  NEW DENVER. B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to |Btroanee_MlnlngPro|Mf*>*.--j  tion*. from the Kootenay to  ENGLISH AND  "THE TRILBY CAFE,"  JOSEPHINE ST.,  NELSON, B- C-  Oh, beefsteak in our "Mountain Home."  Uncertain, tough and full of bone,  From thee I'll  fly to dainties rare  Upon the Trilby bill of fare.  P. S.--Whcn  Solomon  thinking- of the Trilby.  To where, full fed on all the best,  My troubled sou! shall find its rest  I'll cheerful smile and shriek in glee  "Thc Trilby is the place for me."  be Merry"  he was  (310)  said   "Eat, Drink   and  Do Not Waste Wood and Still Shiver.  PUT IN ONE ������F UKORf'K STI'VES-OVS  PATENT DRUM HEATERS.  Costs little, saves much.    Gives  Comfort.    Removes Cold  and Fou  Air and Maintains same Temperature in all parts of thc house.  The system is installed in The Miner Office.  Call and see how it works.  (2841  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  __MK._jr.fi.' II HILL  KAK AMI -BKKT IRON, MINERS' PICKS, BAK AMI   SHEET -TEEE,  "-WISER-* SHOVELS. WIRE ROPES, MANILLA ROPES,  DYNAMITE   FUSE AND CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S  QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) "^^ISrCOTJ-VIE-R,.  IB.  O.  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  STEEL,  Kno n Throughout the Whole World  AS THE BEST.  McLennan, MoFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  Wholesale Hardware,   Iron, Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils,  Stoves and Tinware,  122 CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  ���������WEITB _?0*R G>.XTOT___TIO_SJ S.  (13  THE MCDOWELL ATKINS WATSON  CO., LTD,  S-**-& WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-S-*)  A  ~   EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in 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)  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders. ���������-  THEWOWELL, ATKINS, WATSON, CO.,  VANCOUVER, B. O.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  127  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.,  "S, fi.  corn.- Baker and Josephine -tree-*,  NELSON. B. C.  Low Kail way Rates.  t     ��������� _.    1.     i���������- _ !������.���������������# i~__..i���������.���������_. [XELSON DIVISION* OF WEST KOOTENAY  Last week a large number-of Americans 1 tvcthtpt  from  Atlanta, Georgia, visited Toronto. E * A"s>11"il'oi-'  Their tickets cost them less than five dollars each.   .They   travelled   in first-class   "^"OTICE  I  cars, and came through on fast tains..  Canadians seldom get rates anything  like so cheap as the citizens of the Unites  States are given by their railways. There  is not the competition, it is true, bat do  not the people deserve something at the  hands of. the lines which they have bonus-  ed so liberally?  Private cars to Cabinet Ministers and  high rates to ordinary patrons is the way  affairs now stand. . It would bo more to  : the advantage of the people if Ministers  i paid their, way, or used itheir ordinary  j passes, and if the every day passengers  1 were given lower rates.  >    I believe   it. is   fully   in the hands of  : Christians   of the  United States during  che   next   fifteen   or    twenty   years,   to-  hasten or retard the   coming  of  Christ's  kingdom in the world, by hundreds, per-.  baps thousands, of years.  I    Egyptologists say that Cleopatra's _u_ir  j was gold** nd.    is hereby given,  in  accordance   .    with    the     Statutes,   that   Provincial  Kevenue Tax. and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  1896. All the ajjovc-named- taxes1 collectible  within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  are now payable at my office. .,  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following rates,'viz: O -  If paid on or before the 30th June, 1896: }  One-half of one per cent, on real property [  THE DIPLOOK  BOOK anil STATIONERY GO.  LIMITED.  -���������WHOLKSAIK   VANCOUVER, B. O.  - SOLE ACEKT- FOB -  Brio-mead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson &r0o.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine.  (125)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   'AND   ROSSLAND, B. 0.  "140  One-third" of  one  per  cent,   on  personal  property.  Two per cent,  land.  One-half of one per cent, on income  If paid after 30tli June, 1896���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real property.  One-half  of  one   per  cent,    on  personal  property.  Two and one-half per   cent,  on assessed  value of wile! land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on income.  Pro vincial Kevenui- Tax. $3.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  .-Pressor and Collector.  -Januarys. 1896. (269)  -TO-  on assessed value of wild | Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHER8   ��������� THE   NEW.   FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can T-e CHARTERED by day or week  on 'reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers o_ the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth. with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Bunk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19)  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.-. Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up'  :   Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  GOVERNMENT TOWNSITE OF NELSON.  Lots in Blocks 1. 2, 4, 7 and 10.  BEST     _3XTSI*_Sr_3_3S    _=������____-iT    OF    THE    TO*WN:;  Also Lots in Addition A for Residences.  W. A: JOWETT        -        NELSON, B. C.  CARPETS ������ HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YAED.  TAPESTEY - - 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.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with SpriDg Roller for 50 Ctl.  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. :.r-  COIPE  & ^Z~(DTT1STG-.  137 Cordova Street, .Vancouver.  ���������_i  186 THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. MARCH 28, 1896.  %\u JHiiter.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 13 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and jo cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  mouths arc classed transient.  aLL COMMUNICATIONS to the. Editoi  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, uot necessarily for  publication, but as cvidewe of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  ' the shortest notice.  AODRISS  -H> Minbr Printing A PublishinqCo  NELSON.    B.C.  .  THE ESTIMATES.'  _  The govetnm-iit estimates fur 18-C-97  arc down antl a .summary of tliehi  appears elsewhere. Comparison with  last year's figures shows a general cut  throughout .the various departments  of froni 5 to 10 per cent. The pruning  knife has been freely applied, though a  glance at the new figures shows that  the administration of public affairs  should not* suffer by the new rates  The appropriations foi roads streets  and bridges in this section makes  interesting if not satisfactory reading.  East Kootenay gets $15,000. The  north riding of West Kootenay,  which takes in the Revelstoke, Lardeau  Trout Lake, Big Bead, and-Trnil Creek  sections, gets $20,000. The south riding  of West Kootenay, which, includes  Slocan, Ainsworth, Gnat River and  Nelson divisions, gets $12,000.  It is understood that JJ.5,000 extra  has already been promised as a supplementary .grant but this sum is  altogether, inadequate in view ofthe-  numerous new and promising districts  added to our lists since last year.  SulHcicnt indications are at hand  to warrant considerable expenditure  in the Slocan around Springer, Lemon,  S Mile, 10 Mik'.and other creeks where  there is reason to expect great activity  this season. The opening up of White  Grouse.mountain, Goat River, S.'ilmon  River and other new sections will also  necessitate considerable expenditure.  These and other places opening np  under the exertions of hundreds of  prospectors will certainly make necessary the use of far more than the  $12,000 allotted to this district. An  addition to the estimates of at least  $15,000 is the lowest figure which can  reasonably be expected to meet these  new requirements. It need not necessarily be expended to the last dollar  but should certainly be on hand in case  of the necessity which is almost sure  o arise.  injured for the sake of a I rifling convenience. ., The recommendation of  the jury that all powder should be  stored and prepared in some place fur  enough removed from the works to  avoid danger lo those working in the  mine! is a good one. So good in fact  that no act of legislature should lie  required to enforce it. Unfortunately  in practice it lias been found that men  will often take great risks for the saving of a little time or inconvenience.  On this account it has been found  necessary to surround coal mining  with strict regulations, official inspectors, and all the machinery of the law.  Who will say in view of the late  shocking catastrophe that something  similar should not be done with  regards to quart/, mining, and in fact  all works where, high explosives are  used.  towns to decide which is the more  "remote" from this great throbbing  world of 1S90���������Rossland or Winnipeg.  Whet her the British Pacilic scheme  is di .ul and done for remains (o be  seen. Repeated attempts have been  made to re-open negotiations with the  government. A Victoria dispatch  says:  There was a willingness on the  part of the members to increase the  land grant, but they stubbornly  fought any proposal for a cash  bonus. The capitalists have agreed  to increase their deposit to $500,000,  but they still hold out for monetary  assistance. It is not likely that, any-  thingwill come of tlie new negotiations. The Government, however,  now seem to feel secure, as'they are  going on with Government measures  in the Legislature.  THE NILE EXPEDITION '  Reports from the Nile continue to be  rather disquieting. One dispatch from  Cairo spates that the Khalifa has  proclaimed a jehad or holy war against  Egypt and is calling upon all Dervishes capable of bearing arms to  array themselves under his banner.  From   the    same  source   conies   the  'I rumor that Osmax Dig_*a is to  leave Kassala and join the Dervishes  j?i_-__--0_w���������gatheriugat^Dongola A-second  Cairo dispatch states that the British  and Egyptian troops are drilling daily  and that while the Englishmen  welcome the prospect of fighting witli  enthusiasm the .natives are anything  but jubilant. Those who are closely.  watching the situation- appear to  think that any attempt to carry  England's. Soudan policy any further  will leaiU to European complications  and probably afford Russia and France  the opportunity for which they have  .       so'long looked.     On .the other hand  - with Germany, Austria and Italy  agreeing to Great feritaifi's Egyptian  campaign, France must fiud herself  practically powerless. The situation  viewed from* any r shirk!point is  decidedly interesting.  THE KOOTENAY HOSPITAL. ->���������  Retiring president, Frank Fletcher,  of the Ko_..i)<ay Lake General Hospital Society has presented his annual  report to the subscribers. The fact of  even the small..deficit which appears in  the financial statement is to be  deplored. There is no public institution here'or "elsewhere more worthy of1  attention and support than a hospital,  the only place where those temporarily  or permanently deprived of home  surroundings can find in sickness or  accident skilled attention and comfortable" quarters. The proper maintenance of our hospital appeals to all that  is highest and best in our natures, and  it is to be hoped that the coming year-  will leave nothing to be wished in the  way of sustained efforts on the part of  both officials and subscribers to put  this institution on a sound financial  footing.   '  COAL VS QUARTZ.  As far as can be learned from coast  dispatches the friends of metal mining  are just now putting some very pertinent questions regarding the relative  merits of coal as compared with other  forms of mining. The statement that  a royalty of o cents per ton amounting  to 2k per cent, is-levied on coal falls to  the ground now that it has been  shown that not one dollar of revenue  has been derived from this source.  The law only applies to mines opened  since its .passage in 1881, and when  viewed closely has more of the appearance of a measure designed to protect  the then existing collieries than to  augment, the revenues. At the present  time not only is the coal miner exempt  from the per capita tax of $5 per  annum which the metal miner pays, but  .colliery owners contribute nothing in  the way of special revenue. Metal  miners are, rightly enough, showing  strong desire to know why they are  singled out for especial legislation in  this manner.  APPROPRIATIONS FOR NELSON.  A glance through the estimates  shows that a general increase has been  made in the specific amounts set apart  for Nelson.'  The Fire Department gets $300; an  additional teacher at $50 per month  .has been provided for, and the hospital gets $2,000 instead of $1,000.  No provision has been made for one  of our most definite wants. From  time to time the Miner has called attention to the fact that the present  jail is inadequate both in size aud se  curity. It is a well known fact that in  eveiy mining community are to be  found certain reckless characters whose  contempt for law is proverbial. ' Fortunately we have succeeded in instilling into the minds of such a very  wholesome respect for "British Law."  It is not, however, enough to. catch  and condemn. Perfect assurance that  terms will be served to their full extent  is also a strong deterrent which comes  only from a safe and well equipped  jail, and this Nelson should have.  GEOLOGY OF KOOTENAY.  The summary report of tho Domin  ion Geological survey department for  the year 1805 is at hand.  .The British  Columbia division  of the report con  tains much interesting matter on the  West".   Kootenay    mining     division.  During the season Mr. R. G. McConnell  assisted by Mr. H. Y. Russel made an  examination of the Slocan  lake  and  river and  the Kootenay lake regions,  ancrtlieir_fierdn^oteFTire^*������^n^vortii  the attention of anyone -who is thinking of going,into those places for, a  summer's.prospecting.  . NOTES.  The first regular meeting of the  British Coinmliia Association of Mining' Engineers will beheld at Nelson  some time in April: Two suggestions  might he in.order. First that a defi  nite date be set, and second that"some  steps be taken toward seeing that the  Association -"is not only duly entertained but is given si" chance to take in  a few "object lessons" in our vicinity.  The mines department of the"geological survey gives a summary of the  total mineral production of Canada.  The increase over tliat of last year is  very marked. A* study of various  other sections of Canada shows that  this increase is, clue almost entirely to  the development of the mineral resources of British Columbia. The total  including building materials and clay  products, amounted ���������to $22,500,000.-'as  against $20,900,000 for 1894, and $20,-  500,000 for' 1891, the two highest  previous years. -  NEW REGULATIONS REQUIRED, i  The explosion of giant powder in the  Center Star mine, and the terrible,  consequences attending - it, sounds a j  note of warning which should be!  . heeded by every miner and mine;  owner in the country. Five men have j  lost their lives and others are badly  From- Spokane' comes the following  rather sarcastic comment on the asp'ir-  ation of Winnipeg in matters pertaining to .West ��������� Kootenay.   It remains to  be seen whether the business methods  of our Manitoba friends will.uot be a  little more rapid.   Says the Chronicle:  The innocent alarmists who have  beentalkingabout Winnipeg, Manitoba,  "aspiring ro secure the trade"  of the British .Kootenay, may save  their fears that Spokane will sutler  any looses fi'om the cause for a long  time to come. Saturday, March 14th,-  the Chronicle published an  account  of the explosion  in the Center Star  mine at Rossland.    On Friday March  -Orb,    a   dispatch   drifts   out from  Winnipeg   telling   with   delightful  naivete *>f the "explosion of powder  while-  thawing    at   Rossland   gold  mines in   the   remote   northwest."  ��������� It is left to the combined judgement  of all men who have visited both  . |-KOH'*������SIO.VIL <'A_tll>S.  G1     II. II. SYMONDS, M. 1)., C. At.. (Kdin-  M~. burgh) Physician and Surgeon. Olllcos-  L'ealcy Bloek, Uaker Street, Nelson. (28.)  G-O TO  THE BON TON  -TOE  FEESB  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from 1 p. m. to 6 a- m*  ALEX.   SKINNKR,   Law  Office  over  Dr.  Arthur's   Drug     Store,    Baker   Strcut,  Nelson, B. C,  SIBBALD      AND      SHAW.      CUSTOMS  Brokers,   General Commission und  For  warding Agents, Kevelstoke Station.        (802)  MISS   _!-t.   3-1".   IDTJ"B,'E,*_r,  rK-1'BllvTltl..SS.   (250)   MINING   MACHINERY!  FOR SALE.  * ________________  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary (Engine and Boiler.  One  Engine and  Boiler   for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.   (179)     "   STAPLE   AND  FANCY  The Brightest, Cleanest, Newest and Most Complete Stock  in the Country.  DRESS GOODS, l'RJNTS, UNDERWEAR,  MANTLES, FLANNELETTES, HOSIERY.  PARASOLS,   ' MUSLINS, LAC 10 GOOD!..  Ami I li<> ilMtiiNim-l ami <>u<> llll.v lliinjiv llml tin l������ iimke ������ Kirsf flu*-*. II ry I'immI* lions-1.  A        C. BUYDONE-JACK, M. A���������  Barrister and Solicitor.  A  Full Statement ot Facts is required for  Advice by  Corre__p<,iidciice.  Iims of Co irt,. Vancouver, B. C  (298)  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cor.' Stanley and Silica Street-. -  DSTELSOiT- IB- C.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  'Best Location In Town.   Ilcaullful Views.  Bar  now   Open   and Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and, be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH  l*������U  HOTEL  SLOCAN-  _s:_A.si-0-  Tllt*-:   -U-.IHX'   WHISK IX  THK CITY.  Visitors to Kaslo and the Slocan   will  will find every accommodation.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,"  280) Proprietor  J  LIMITED   LIABILITY.  Commencing at 10.30 a. m. on  WEDNESDAY. APRIL 15,  proximo, this Board will  CALL,   ST0CIS DAILY  =���������(Sunday s-and-holidays-exceptcd)  in the Board Room,  BOARD.OF TRADE BUILDING  Bastion Sq., Victoria, B. C.  -.  For  further  particulars   apply to  the undersigned. ."'  By order ol" the Board,  (309) F.  ELWORTHY, Sec.  NOTICE OF TENDER!  ...     . ./    .  THE HALiTmINES, LTD.  SKALKD TKNDKKS will lie received by the  undersigned at Nelson, li. C, ut _! \t. in. on  the -Dili of March for building a smiv. 1'lans  mid specifications iiiay be .seen at llie ollice of  the Company.  Security for duo perforniiinco will be required if 11 contract is let.  The lowest or  any tender   not liccc-sarily  accepted.  HENUY -ROASDAH>K,  ('-If') Conmiurciul Manager.  UNRESERVED  AUCTION SALE  -0*F���������  ii Lots ii  The un-len-iBTicd have received instructions  to sell at Public Auction on  SATURDAY; APRIL llth,  18%',. at 7.30 p. 111.,  50 BUILDING- LOTS  ���������i_sr���������  Hoover's Aflflition to Nelsof.  A map showing tbe locution ol all the  Lots to be offered can be inspected at  our office, "-"tie will ���������take place at our  Rooms, in the Bealey Block, Nelson.  CH fl_5. A. WATEK.UAN & CO.,  Auctioneer s  Nelson, March 18,18-G." (3H)  TENDERS for the purchase of a fli-l  class hydraulic plant in place on >he  ground, and an unexpired lease in West Kootenay will be received up io noon on tlio Kith  March next. No tender necessarily accepted.  For further particulars apply  "HYDRAULIC,"  (2iU) care The Mi.nkh, Nelson.  BOOTS AID SHOES.  The Best and Most Reliable C-oods Made.  "MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  Stetson Hats Our Specialty.  A. T. GARLAND,  BAKER STREET  COLUMBIA AND KOOTENAV RAILWAY AND  t   NAVIGATION COMPANY.  NOTICE.  N'OTICK IS HKUEBY GIVEN THAT IT  is the intention of the Columbia and  Kootenay Railway and Navigation Company  to apply to the Railway Committee of the  Privy Council to sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of railway from  a point on the Columbia and Kootenay Kail-  way about three and a 'iiiarter miles cast of  Robson. to a point on t he bank of the Kootenay  River at its junction with the Columbia River,  a distance of about three-quarters of a milo  for thc purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of transporting-the productsof  mines, and lo sanction tho appropriation of tho  necessary lands for that purpose under the  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by the Railway Act or any oilier Act in ils  behalf.  [Signed] J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary-  Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 23, 189C.       [29U, 22,2.0]  Notice of Application tor Liquor License.  I hereby give notice that thirty days from  this date 1 intend to apply to the Stipendiary  Magistrate for a license to sell wines and  liquors by retail at the Crescent House.  MAY HARTSON.  Nelson, March 7,1896. C*08,7,3,I5)  Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher. ������s  agent for John J. Baker and James F.  Burr, lias tiled the necessary papers and maUe  application for a crown grant in favor ofthe  mineral claim "Queen victoria," situated in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within GO days from the date of the  first publication of this notice, in the British  Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government AKont  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21,181W.   (800,'-_,2,.-))  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  ''PAKE NOTICE that Charles II. Ellacott  _|. acting as agent for William Perdue and  John Brown and Join; G. McKay, has lllcd the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Zlilor," -situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within fiO 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. 17,1890.     (295,25,2.6)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant  rpAKE NOTICE that J. F. Ritchie,  -|_ as agent John C. Gore, has tiled the  necessary papers undr, made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "C and <-,*' situated in tho Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.   .  Adverse claimants (if any) must iile their objections within CO days from the date  of the first publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazcl-lc.  N FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Nelson. B.C.. Feb. IS, 1896. .. .  (290.15.2-_,_)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant- *  rpAKE Notice that Frank C. Loring has tiled  ' -|_ the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the 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 mo within 00 days from the  (late of thc Hist appearance of ihis notice in tbe  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson. Feb. 1, 1896. 1285-8,2,6]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that Oliver Bordau has tiled  _J_. the nece-isary papers and made application for a Crown Grantin favour of the mineral  claim "Lily May" situated in the Trail Creel;  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any, must tile their objections with me within 00 days from the dale  of thc lirst appearance of this notice in tne  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson II. C, Feb.:.. 1S0G.     (28l.-8.-_'')  Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.  NOTICE is hereby given that E. Million  hits' Hied iho necessury papers and made  application for a Crown Oram, in favor of the  mineral claim "Pacilic" situated in the Nelson  Minin-- Division of West ICootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any. must, tile their  objections with"me within 00 days from the  lirst publication of this notice in the British  Columbia Gazette. - >.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C. March 5, 1890.     (307,7,3,(1)  Notice ^'Application for Crown Grunt.  TAKE NOTICE that XV. A. JoweU.  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 tho  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, .must Hie their  objections with me within GO days from the  date of the first publication of this notice in  the British Columbia Gazette.  .   N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Ai<cnt.  Dated at Nelson, March 17, 1890. [313]  CEKTIFICATCS      VI*    l-tl'KOVK.nE.NT.  CUMBERLAND MINERAL  CLAIM.  Situate is the Nelson* Minim; Division of  West Kootenay Distkict. Whehe Located��������� Toad Mountain.  ���������'PAKE NOTICE that I, W. A. Jowett. ft1-  -A-" agent foi K. Mahon. free miner's certilicate No. 54.931, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply tothe Gold CoiiiinK-ionerfor  acerliticate of improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of theftbove claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the Issuance of such  certificate of improvement-;.  Dated this 25thday of January, 1896.  XV. A. JOWETT,  (216- 23, 11. 5) Agen t for E. Mahon  (211)  mmmwmMmmmmmwmmmMmwMWMmmim������  ffi  | TURNER, BEETON"& CO. g  Wholesale Merchants Only.,  I     ��������� -:-*-.- '' '       - "'   * 1  i A Large Stock of the Best Brands of 1  m        Liquors Always on Hand.        II  i Sole Agents  for B. C. for Brown's _|  m ���������e���������-- -  VICTORIA and NELSON.  (248)  I  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  mill street;  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with.  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  ORDERS CAX R������_ I.KIT AT llti.tll.lt'S ItAkKICY.  MAIL   WBOKK-   I'KOm-m   A1Ti:.VI(i:l������   TO.  ffl  E. RIESTERER, Pron.  WAGONS and  *   -/BOBSLEIGHS:  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  "WEITS   "FOI.   PEICE' LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO.; Lp.  KAMLOOPS,   IB-   C     m  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  A. B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGEN1  ALBION IRONWORKS Co., LIMITED  _E3 J_nTG-IITE_E_RS.-;  IRON FOUNDERS, liOILER MAKERS. "* '   * *  MANUFACTURERS OF "MARINE AND   -       . .  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC,,.  FISH CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, UlDliAULIC GIANT'S,  .* "<- *   - "TIRES ;AND SINKING   PUMPS  TOR MINES  French Eanges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  SOLE  .-I.K.NTS FOK IIK.MtY   It.  '���������VOlmilX'TO VS   ST KIM    1*1 MI'S   AM)   l.\<'M'SOI.I.  KOI'K 1MCILI.   I.'O.'S STi;..->l   KO< li  IHtll.l.S.  No. 6 Chatham and;71 Store Street,  P. 0. DEAWEE 12  VICTOEIA, B. G.  (-05)  MR. SMITH ������ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  .WBITE    FOE   PEICE   LIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. d������) THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1896.  ^_S_*flK_it-a_������-"*r^!fcWWr.,t7J_V_!ffT:  fjflfiXHL0  'ALENDAR.  A������_������l  SUN  MOH  2  TUE  3  WED  4,  THU  5  rR!  SAT  6  7  a  9  10  If  12  13  14  Kb  16  17  124  18  151  19  25  20  27  21  28"  32  23  ;__>  30  31  ^  "*e  T?  ���������^  COMMUNICATION.  [Tub -Ii.vek is not, responsible for the opinions  of Correspondents.I  Vnncouver, B. C, March 23rd, 3890.  Fditof Nelson Minkk.   ,  Dear Sir,���������Having carefully rend the  report, of the Minister o������ Mines for 1895,  I am at a loss to determine what is the  real output of ore from West Kootenay  for that year. Moat contradictory figures  are given here and there through the  report aud uo one can possibly arrive at  anything but an unsatisfactory opinion  on the meats ot the report. For instance  on p. 645, it is said tbat iu the year 1895,  the product of gold and silver of this  province was S6*'0.5_5; and in a foot note  it is added that "this does not include the  value of gold, silver and lead iu the ore  from Kootenay estimated at $2,175,000."  How in the name of all that is comical  could, ������636,545 include ������2,175,000. The  old order of things is indeed reversed  here and the greater comprehends the  less no, longer. Why were not the estimated ore returns from Kootenay tabulate-, and if it was necessary to add a  foot note, which seems the fashion in this  compilation, why uot say this does uot  include the $G_.,545 from somewhere  else. It is vain, however, to ask for  information, as no doubt instead of bread  I would get a stone, where the bottle  generally gets its cork.  What I want to more particularly  know Mr. Mineb, is whether this estimated figure of Kootennys output contained in a foot note and in smallest type  is correct and as The Minim* has, I  believe, the most complete statistical  table of this iu formation. I would feel  greatly obliged indeed, as would also no  doubt" many others if you would furnish  us, and also the Minister (if Mines what  the output of West Kootenay ore was for  1895 aud from what camps it came. I  .email), yours expectantly,  A Constant Headeu.  CROW'S NEST ROUTE.  Projected Course   may be  Changed  , Recent Developments.  .^  Th. correspondent of the Victoria  Province who is now in Ottawa is responsible, for the following.  In course ot conversation with one of  the principle shareholders in the North  Star miue I learned that it is the intention ot the company to erect its own  smelter this season and also lo construct  a tramway connecting the mine with  steamboat navigation on Kooteuay river.  It is expected that tbe North Star will be  among the dividend paying miues before  long. From the latest reports received  '. ere the daily output of ore ave aj_res 50  tons, estimated to give even under the  -jM'e-eut-eost.of-_h'-ndling__t-,,-U_-t_p-ofiL  of 831) per ton.  From other sources it was learned that  the fact of the North "Star proving such a  bonanza may have the effect of changing  lhe. projected course of tbe Crow's Nest  jailroad. As will be seen by the names  of the shareholders, C. P. Jl. men are  largely interested in this property and it  is ouly natural to conclude that they will  exert "their influence to have che new road  built so as to tap their mine. .Such an  alteration iu the proposed route would  "not necessitate any great additional  expenditure, iu tauL, il is claimed that it  would be the easiest, and it would certainly run through a mining district now  kuow to be fcmarkablj lieh.  LOOKING T0WAED B. C-  SILVER SLOCAN.  Some Notes on tlie New Section Now  Opening Along the Lake.  Formation and General Characteristics of the  Various Leads.  from  lake,  iin-  Th. Sliitisti-nl News Advertiser says  thai a great deal of attention ,\vili no  doubt, be pn-id to tbe gold mining indiis-  t i*y throughout, the Province this year.  Already financial circles in London uncollecting their forces iind preparing to  send engineers out. Thc Fxpkmiiiun  Co., a vast concern operating all over  tbe world;, the li. C. Development  Association Co., of London; the Anglo-  W.steru Pioneer Syndicate (Leo Norma:)), and many others are known to  bo in touch with our mining, and their  success will mean, Lo a certain degree,  niir future. Mr. .1. C Alford,- of the  great mining firm of -Bewick, and  Moreing, London, is on his way to ihis  country, via Australia and New Zealand,-for a'Lnndoii syndicate in con-  nection with this commission.- The  London Mining'Journal says that the  employment by syndicates in England  of such eminent men, shows that the  promising young colony of 13. (J. has  at last received th**- attention it di'sei-  ves. Mr. J. C. Alford will be rem.in-  bcMf*d as the gentleman who suct-ess-  t'niiy contested "a casr* of great, importance dealing with an engineer's duties  against Un* ISilaii Gold Mining Company of South Africa.   .  Word bus been received herethat Mr.  Leo Ncrn-an ofthe Anglo-Western Pioneer syndicate left England on the llth  iust. with an i-i*gii eer to examine pio-  perlies iu the Cariboo district. It is also  slated on reliable-authority that Major  D.upont has bei-n successful in floating a  company'iu London to operate the Island  Mountain mines and others in that  immediate vicinity. .\ 10-stamp mill will  lie run on the general product, the tailings will bo coi'.i'onirating and treated by  cvanide.  I From our own Correspondent.]  Continuing his wanderings  Sandon down toward Slocan  your, correspondent was again  pressed with the great changes that  have taken place during the past two  years. The courtesy of Mr. C. Hammond, proprietor of the stage line between Sandon and Three Forks, myself and another "knight of the <juill"  were treated toau exceedingly pleasant four mile sleigh ride. Thu road  plunges down the narrow canyon of  the south fork of Carpenter Creek.  On every, hand are the evidences of  progress and prosperity. This is prac-  tically the trail along which the Minkr  man lramped in solitary state two  years ago. Now a railroad lies down  below near the bed of the creek, and  as we dash along, the chime of our  bells is lost in the roar of a passing  train on still another road above on  the-mountain side. Here and there,  peeping through the timber, can be  seen the works of properties that daily  bring to light tons ana tons of precious  rock. '.  At Three Forks we board the Nakusp and Slocan train and are soon  speeding away toward New Denver.  Down past the Slocan Milling Company's nig concentrator where the ore  comes over a four mile tram line from  the Alamo and other claims. Catching a glimpse of the famous Mountain  Chief in view far np on the hillside.  Around curve after curve until we suddenly bursl upon probably the most  picturesque spot in the Kootenay  country. Slocan lake lies like a mirror at our feet, and in its blue depths  are reflected towering snow clad peaks  and broken ranges as far as the eye  can reach. All around us Ihe snow is  piled in drifts through the dense hush  and up tin- hillsides, but the level delta  of the Carpenter creek upon which  New Denver stands is not only clear  but almost dusty. Bight and left the  lake winds out of sight among the  mighty ranges, and the little town below us on the shore presents a perfect  picture of peace and prosperity.  Through two seasons of depression  the sturdy champions of this section  have stood firm in their faith that the  outcome would be to their desires. Now  they appear to be Hearing the goal of  their hopes.  For some time past prospectors have  returned from the regions around the  foot of Slocan lake bearing rich specimens secured from that section. Numerous claims have been staked, and  since last summer assessment work  has been done on 25 or 30 of them.  The Howard Fraction was located  last summer and since that time considerable development work has been  done by the owners. Several tons of  the ore have been shipped to Pilot Bay  whereit netted something over $100  per ton. Specimens shown your correspondent were a ieddish quartz, dry,  andcontaininggoldandsilver. Another  piece carrying considerable native  silver was also shown from this claim.  The Exchange is another of thu  claims located along the divide between Springer and Lemon creeks.  Some magnificent ore has been taken  from this claim.  The Arlington, on Springer c'ci-k.  is located on a lead which has iieei.  traced for miles across the country.  The ore from this claim contains native  silver, argentite, galena and gray  copper.  The Enterprise, located on the ridge  between 10 Mile and Springer creeks,  contains a fissure vein' from 12 to 20  inches wide holding a fine galena and  gray copper ore.  On 8 Mile creek a number of claims  have been located in a schist belt which  is enclosed in-the granite. The ores  in Ihis section are more or less arsenical; pyritp, pyrrhotite mispicklu and_  ^"afiveai^eni-b-iiTgUi-tiibuteilth  the veins. The main lead is very  wide and some excellent assays have  be-'ii secured from the croppings.  These run from $20 to ,$100 in gold.  The Los Vagas, Daisy, Mountain View,  Baby Ruth, Granite Mountaiu and  L. II. are some of the claims located in  this section.  The mineralized granite belt in this  section has proved,to be much larger  than was at first supposed, and owing  to the rough and difficult nature ofthe  country much exploration yet remains  lobe done. .Judging by present indications there will be quite a rush into  this section during the coming season.  Already men are gathering in New  Denver, and from time to time the little steamer William Hunter runs down  lo Slocan City with a gang of men who  are waiting for the first opportunity  to get back into the hills. So far most  of them have returned, reporting too  much snow. The best judges say that  it will be a month or six weeks yet be-  foie any real prospecting will be  possible.  A party of engineers is now in the  field gathering data and determining  the proposed route, from Rosebery to  the loot of lhe lake, and from there to  the Slocan Crossing. Should this road  be built this summer, as is now fully  expected, the Slocan lake region will  be cue of the most active in the whole  of-Kootenay. Chei_ Chako.  NOTED AUTHOR DEAD-  London, March 23.���������Thomas Hughes,  Q. C, author of "Tom Brown's School  Days," "Tom Brown at Oxford," etc.,  cind founder of the British settlement at  Kugby, Tenu., is dead; aged 73.   DIAMOND  DRILL.  A" first, class engineer Cor Diamond Drill,  . several years experience, wants contract,  under the followini*. conditions:  Will receive One Dollar per foot and will  liimselC pay tlie wages, board, etc., of the mon  employed.  As there is no profit at that low rate ho  would also expect to receive an interest in the  prospect.  Address DIAMOND "DltlLL, P. O. Box 3H,  Vancouver, U. C. (WI)  NOTICE.  COURTS of Assize and Nisi Prius. and ot  Oyer nnd Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery, will be holdcn at the places and on  the dates following, viz.:���������  Town of Nelson, on Monday, the 15th day of  June, 18!!..  Town of Donald, on Monday, the 22nd day of  June, 189U.  ByCoinmand,  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oltlce,  13th March. 1890. (317)  of Part  NOTICE is hereby given that the partner  ship heretofore existing between Frank  Simpson and Julius Ehrlich, carrying on busi-  ncss as general grocers at Baker Street, Nelson,  under the firm name of Simpson & Co., was on  the 18th day of March instant, dissolved by  mutual consent. Julius Ehrlich retiring. Frank  Simpson will continue thc business as heretofore under the name of F. Simpson & Company.  And further take notice, that. Mr. Uobert h.  Sowell is authorized to collect and discharge all  debts due to and owintr by the late linn and all  persons indebted thereto are requested to pay  the same to Mr. Uobert L. Sowell forthwith,  and his receipt shall be a sufHcicnt discharge.  JULIUS EHltLICH,  FKANK SIMPSON.  "Witness :  LEWIS GOLDEN.  Nelson, March 27, 1890. (318)  CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.  "VfOTICE is hereby given that the rcserva-  -L^l tion placer on a block of land situated  on tho north bank oC the Kootenay River and  on tjie west arm of Kootenay Lake, notice  -whereof was published in the British Columbia Gazette, and dated 7tli -March, 1888, has  been cancelled.  W. S. GORE;  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & "Works  Lands and AVorks Department,  -  Victoria, I_. C, Gth March, 181)0. (312)  NOTICE.  IF THOMAS MALLOY, AVHO WAS IN  | Nelson in 1S!)2, will communicate, by letter,  with the undersigned he will hear of something  to his advantage.  VV. A. JOWETT, Nelson, B. C.  FOR SALE.  -I l^\f\   Tons oE First Class Timothy Hay,  JLVjiJ   baled.   For  particulars  apply to  (ill)  FRED BILLINGS.  Vernon B.C.  FOR SALE.  THAT DESIRABLE PROPERTY KNOWN  a.s the Residence of Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. NeUon, containing  '.(rooms and occupying a lot and ii half, witli u  frontage o������ .17; feet,. The house contains all  conveniences anil has a splendid view of lhe  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply lo  .  G. O. BUCHANAN,  (2SS) Nelson or Kaslo.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING.  SHIRTS,  UNDERWEAR,  COTTONAPE  PANTS.  OVERALLS,  ETC^ ETC  30  YATES STREET,  VICTORIA, B. O.    29.)  DENTISTRY!  o Hill ID,.DIS.  IS NOW "AT THE,  PHAIR s HOTEL  and will  remain until  May Next, AMI 2nd.  He  will be prepared to practise  Dentistry ia ail ils Branclies  (320)  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  AT THE  Ideal   Grocery    Store,  NEXT TO THE SILVER KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YOD BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  ������ Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  A. C. BUCHANAN, . NELSON, B. C.  i ii mm nvrnm^mv^  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  EARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  ANDJOPTICAL GOODS.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson A.  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.15 p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  nud Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake pointe..  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Greek mines con-  ne .t at Northport with stage Daily.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going AVest.  Leave 9.00 a. in,  "     8.3. a. m.  "    ���������J.-'' a. m.  "     9.51 a. m,  "    10.03 a. m,  IO.I811. in  Going Kast.  THE BEST OF EVERY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  !(258C  GILKER $ WELLS.  more _rsr_E^w GOODS.  suits {  SEBG-ES,  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SOPEOI^-Xi TO THE TBADE-  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������'"La Progression" and ' Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY. ^  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  Daily  Kaslo "Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork      "     3.15 p.m  Sproule's "     2.15 p.m  Whitewater      ���������'     2.00 p.m.  Bear I_vk. '       1-18 p.m.  McGuigan " '   1.33 p.m.    "      1.21p.m.    . "      1.12 p.m.  Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notice.  JFor   rates and  information   Apply  at th  Company's oilices.  UOBT. HIVING, W. H. McGRAW,  (264)   Traffic Manager. Superintendent.  "   10.30 a. in.   Valley .  "    10.3!) a. in.  Junction  Are.   10.50 a, in.   "  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO  (limited)  TIME OARD No. 9.  Im Effect March l-tk. l.N.  _  KEVELSTOUE  _tO.TE-_l-anier "Nakaii*'  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Rob-on  Sundays, Tuesdayi* and Thursdays at 8 p. m.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacilic Hallway points (<*ast and  west! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays al  4 p. ni.  Connection is made at Robson with C. tc K.  Ry. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points and  with Str. "Lytton" for Trail and Northport.  TKAII^KOB-O*-  ROUTE.  -learner "lyl������on_."  Lcavcs Trail for Robson on Mondays,  Wcdi.OHdays and Fridays at 8 a. in., returning  to Trail same evening.  Close connections at Robson with Str.  "Nakusp'' for Nakusp and Revelstoke and  with C. tc K. Ry. for Nelson and Lake points.  *  SUIT I TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - - -  ALINE OFENGLISH"WHIPOORDr$10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FEED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 90  HiORTHI'WKT'TIIAII'   ROUTE  Steamer  ���������ajMon."  Leaves Trail for Northport on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. in. o  Returning leaves same days Northport for  Trail at 1 p. in., arrivinK at Trail op. in.  Connects at Northport with S. V. & N. Ry.  for Spokane.         XKlS������S.Ii*SM> ROIITE.-'-Str -elKou."  Loavcs Nolson for Kaslo. Sundays at  4 p. m.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p. ni., Wednesdays at 5.30 p.- ni., Thursdays at 5.30  p. in., Fridays at 5.30 p. ni��������� Saturdays at 5.30 pi  in. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & V. S. Ry. at, Five Mile  Point nnd with C. & K. II}'. on Wednesdays  and Fridays for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Kelson, Sundays at 8  a. m., Mondays nt 3 a. in., Wednesdays at 3 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at 3 a. m., Saturdays at 8 a. in.  Connect int1- on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays at Five Mile Point with N. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane and at Nelson with Columbia  & Kootenav Railway for all C.P.R. points. Arrowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  %   'I  .���������The.right is-rescrved.to.change-this-schedule-  at any time without notice. ..  For tickets, nues, etc., apply at Company's  oftlcc, Nelson.  T. ALLAN,  Secretary.  j: W. TROUP,  Manager.  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAILWAI  JlNID   SOO   -PA'CI-a-IO   ROXTTE.  Sdorlest aud QoicKe.t    lo  Pacific Coast aufl Eastern Points.  o  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  BATES TIE-CIS LO"WEST.  Greatest Variety of Routes, Rail anfl Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at, 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinentsil trains at Kevelsi_oke.   .  " Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest-agent.  J. HAMILTON,   H. K. MACDOKELL,     GEO. MoL. BROWN,  Agent, Nelson.       Trav. Frist, and Tass, Ant.. Nel<*on.      Dist. Pass. Aet,.Van(*oiiv-r  MDRTHERN  IN    "PACIFIC-R. R.-  R  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  " Sleeping Cars.  /ST.PAUl  MI.V.VI-APOU-     -���������  DliL.TH  rAitco  <i_t_t.M>   FOBK8  CKOOK-TON  WIXMPEG  ;. ELENA and  WHOLESOME  Ounce  <_*'i~i   Zulu,   lot   2.J   (Jti-.a.  ..nrgest II.Hinii-.   Jn. I'nmulu.  (243)  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  We know you have tried many times to buy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General sa:d in praise of the Tea.at the  Phair Hotel.   It wajsours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  TO  BUTTE  THROUGH   TICKETS  ���������TO���������  CBICAC*  WA-HIX������TO!(  PHILADELPHIA  NEW YORK  BOSTON ami all  PolHlK EnM,  West and South.,  X  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (258)  For information, time cards, viafs and'ticket  call on or -write  H.  _**. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Washs  or��������� A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. GtnL Psss. Agent Ptrtland, Ortgt*.

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