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The Miner Apr 25, 1896

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 THE MIUES IN KOOTENAY ARE  AMONG THE EICHEST IN  AMEElOA  ..jyDBES ABE HIQ-H-G&ADE IN  JlltP' SILVE*3������"'00PPER    "  X^S4l&_\ND LEAD.  Whole Number 297.  Nelson, British Columbia! Saturday, April   25,  1896  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOltK.  April-      18     20      21^  su.vkk. .. .<>"i ��������� .wi- ��������� -Ml  iJgS...,.������...������.  .(Brokers Prices.)  22      23  .G7i...07:|  24  ,.C7i  .2i_O...2."X)...300...3OO  COl'PKK.  Liverpool, April I, 1S96,  copper by. ^PVSited Stile" so far shows ,   ---= ,��������� .i?P,PP"*m on'tire'Wtli. when the  recovered to ?'���������> Un ia. ",_ *���������"......,..,������������������.,.    Tim  April 10-  Silvor Band���������T L Potts to E F Smith. 4, $50.  Tom Moore and Liberator���������H E Porter to H  R Jackson, i. "  NEW LO0ATIOJTS.  io production nasiii.i--.j__    From ������40 IsM for cash on the Hid ulto.; Rood-  merchantable copper Ml to ������41 ,V on-the 12th,  recovered to (45 IBs 3d* on thc Kith, when the  largo.decrease iii tho stocks was known.-Tlio  advance included realizations, a fall to ������15 on  advani:   the 18th ensued  from which  action to ������45 18s 9d on the 25th, Colli  other fall to m 12s (id on tho 27th. ��������� \   <������������������������������������>*������'imnrovcd and the closin;; value today is  there waH a re-  followed by* aii-  Values have  ��������� till ���������.   .....  ..   ...  since improved and th.,  ...  ������45, stocks again showing a large reduction,  Lower prices on this side caused a fall in the  New York quotation forlixke cop|iur, from 11V to  11 cents, and this in turn led to a further 1'all  here, which was reflected on a 'further deeliuo  In Now York to 10'! conts. Tho Daily Mela!  Market Report of thel.ch ulto., stares than "on  tho New York Metal Exchange, whose quotations on copper are made simply i'ov the.��������� effect  which they may have upon the out-i<lo ma.i'ut,  offers woro mado to sell copper foi- July delivery as low as 10.85 cents."  From /times Le-.vls & Son's Circular.'  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  EETURNS FOR 1896 UP TO DATE  OBE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson   4,789  At Pilot Boy 10,711   15,500  OBE EXFOHTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Trail Creok (gold oro).  To     Tons   4,025  ... 2.4UH  .'.. 2,710  9,837  25,337  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte   Pilot-Bay, silver lead bullion   Trail Smelter���������   ORE SHIPMENTS.  Beturn* Since Last Week.  VIAKASLO.  April 13-  Ruth to Pueblo   April 15���������  Ruth to Everett.   Slocan Star to Pueblo   April 17-  Slocan Star to Pueblo   TONS  ..  511J  .. 712  ..   88  1S71J  NELSON.  April 18-  .Tnlmiinesbcrg���������J M 'McLaren, near Salmon  Siding,  Transvaal���������II M Bill ings, do.  Kimberley��������� 1" N Thomson, do.  April 20-  BiaTrout���������WM McGregor. Lost Creok.  A. Lincoln���������W MUutlcdgo and John Moore,  between Eagle and Sandy Crct-ks.  Mount Hollen���������.1   J  Morriscy,   north   fork  Salmon river.  April 21-  Ifuniming Bird���������John Flannigan, Salmon R.  Lean ''It���������William   Barbour,   near   Salmon  Hilling.  Flying Cloud���������Chas Barbour, do.  K B-M C.Mohaiian, Eagle Creek.  NAKUSP.  April 11���������  J D-J McDonald and WJ Darraugh, on east  side Lower Arrow Lake.|  April 13���������  Lexington No 2���������\V A Allan, oast side Lower  Arrow Lake,  April 14���������  Limestone���������J B Old, cast o������ Lower Arrow  Lake.  Si.rainboli���������A H Old, joining Limestone.  April 20- ;.  Pinto���������"W Hopkins. A A McPherson, K G  Tliomo*. on Mineral Creek.  Rainbow���������Paul Anders, Isaac Arquott, cast  bido Lower Arrow Lake.  April 21���������  Highlander���������J S O Fraser, Neil McKinnon,  "IV G .WcQuai-ie and J McDonald, three miles  west ol' N akusp.  * Strathroy���������J SO Fraser, Neil McKinnon, W  G- Thomas, John McDonald, joining Highlander.  Glencoo No 2���������Same, east of Highlander.  Glonlleld���������Same, east of the Strathroy.  NKW DHXVKR.  April 1���������  Albiuii���������J T Foley, Carpenter Creek.  April 9���������  Silver Leaf JNo 3���������E Shannon, near Ten Mile.  April 10-  Salmon���������Chas Martin, near Ten Mile.  April 12-  Florence No 4���������John Sloan, near Three Forks.  I'uyniaster���������J A (ju.ru, i.ear Three Forks.,  April 11-  Bell View No 2���������J T. Nault, near Roseberry.  April 15���������  Wandering Jew���������"VV E Tcrrill, Carpenter Ck.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  The hydraulic claim on Forty-nine  Creek will be worked this season by  Mr, McVicar of Ainsworth and some  associates on tribute. One of these  gentleman is an hydraulic miner.of  many years experience. The owners  of the claim aro to receive 20 per cent,  of the gross profits up to $20,000 and  25 per cent above that sum.  The smelter was blown in on Monday evening. ThC tramway is now  working very satisfactorily.  The parties who have bonded the  Star claim are expected in next week,  when work will be commenced.  The records show that thu prospect-  season has commenced.   Several  ing  River  district  Exchange, Two Fiiends anl Howard  Fraction.  F. G. Blackstock, of Toronto, is  negotiating the purchase of the Noble  Five on account of the Gooderhams.  Work is partly stopped on the Ruth  as the trail is no longer fit for rawhul-  ing.   A wagon road will be built.  Chas. T. Dunbar has obtained an  option over the Ottawa at *>&<***>���������  This claim is on Springer creek about a  mile below the Arlington. It ���������sf."-*10  to have a five foot ledge ol* free nulling  silver ore. This class of ore is a novelty  in Kootenay.  Dining the winter 300 tons of ore  have been taken out of the Eiiterpris i-  on Ten Mile creek. A good deal ol  development work has been done on  this claim. There are tvyo tunnels,  the upper being 200 feet in length.  claims in the Salmon  have been located.  The Rossland Miner has a paragraph  to the effect that the Hall Mines smelter was shut down for a week to per-  permit of repairs to the tramway.  The supeiintendent of the tramway  requests us to point out that this is not  correct as the smelter has never been  .���������ii.-iit down owing to failure ofthe  tramway to supply it with ore. This  we are very glad t. do,  A very extensive ore body has been  discovered about 2 miles tothe'eastr  ward of Nelson. At present its owners  are awaiting the result of various  assays. If these are satisfactory  energetic development will be proceeded with.  KASLO.  King   property  thi  TONS  15  15  30  THE WEATHER.  15  April 20-  Northcrn Belle to E Helena      11  Antoine to Kvcrott       18}  April 21-  Slocan Boy and Sapphire to Smelter.  Slocan Star to Pueblo :."   April 22-  "Whitcwater to Everett   Slocan Star to Pueblo "....  Luck Jim to Omaha   10i  "_5-  30  15  17  ~231  MINING REC0KDS.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  ^Boston-John A Taylor to II Sehcnk, 1.  ASlerChief-C ATea-date, to T M Wharton,  The week opened dull and rainy, but  quickly changed to bright warm weather.  Yesterday and today it is miid with rain  threatening.  THERMOMETER."  April 19-Max 57������   Min 35 ���������  "   20-        64������  ;������-  "    21���������       ......til ������  32������  "    tl���������         62������  32������  "    23���������         KS������  38������  "    24���������         G'.������  :'2 =**,  ';    25���������         ������7������  37������  These readings are taken at 0 a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  TEE LLACK 0ONTINEJST.  BOSSLAND.  The Commander has been bonded by  officials of the C. P. R.  A block on Spokane street was sold  last week for $1,100.  About _ miles of the track on the  Trail & Rossland railway are laid and  it is expected, that the work will be  pushed ahead at the rate of three-  quarters of a mile per day.  The second payment of $9000 on tin-  Georgia deal was made last week.  This makes ..10,000 paid. $15,000  remains to be paid. It is due on May.  2Sth and its payment is said to be  cerl aiu.  The Lily May Company was incorporated at Spokane on Monday with the  following directors: George Turner, W.  J. Harris, James Raymond, J. T. Bowles,  and Frank AVatson. The officers have  been decided upon, and will be: George  Turner, president; W. J. Harris, vice  president; James Raymond, secretary  treasurer; J. T. Bowles, manager. The  Lily May was located in 1889 and is  therefore one of the oldest claims in the  camp. It is situated on what' is now  known as the south belt. It has a tunnel in G5 feet and two shafts 60 and 40  feet respectively,- all in ore. ��������� There are  GO tons on the dump ready for shipment.  The   Silver   King   property   in  Jackson basin, formerly kn0���������.a.   ii  Black Hawk,  has been bonded to _..  VV.   Mi ore   for    outside   parlies   tor  $10,000.  George Henry Fisher has sold a boat  load of willow baskets, which he has  made at the mouth of the Lardo.  During the week P. Clark, B. C.  Kingsburv, W. Wyllie Johnson (Dundee]? B. N. White, F. G. Blackstock,  George and B M Goodham, G. D. I or-  ter, R. D. Heirick, Hedley, Scott, MacDonald. Fowler, etc., have beer, in the  city;  Th* K-slo & Slocan railway are  sending out four or five parties ot surveyors to finish the taking up their  land grant in two weeks.  The City Council arc considering  offers for the debentures to be floated  for the public works. They will offer  debentures for $35,000, ten years with  interest at 6 per cent. W**]*}*"?'  Water and electric light will be put in  this summer without tail. The City is-  steadily growing and the work done  on the streets is a great improvement.  A. Jardine was injured bya^-y-h*.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Hall Mines, are calling for tenders  for Railway work.  Mr. Geo. McL Brown paid Nelson a  flying visit during tbe week.:  Mr. J. Fred. Hume, M.P.P.. and  Mrs. Hume returned from Victoria on  Wednesday.  Waneta is made an outport of Neteon  i*k1 :��������� w:.rehousing "port, to dute Irom  31st March.  A company luifl been to���������ed in Eng.  hind with a capital of S5.0000 to ruu  ���������lewspapers in British Columbia.  J. J. Hennessey avd F. G. Black-tocl*  of Toronto are in town. The latter _c_ c-  ma.i is negotiating the purchase ot tut  Noble Five group.  A meeting ot the Rowing Club is to be  hold at tbe Fire Hall on Monday at: b  for the purpose of opening the tenders  for the erection of a boat house.  Mr. J. Lineham, of Calgary, a member  of tbe Legislative Assemoly of the ��������������� Y>-  T. was in town on Monday and left lor  Trail and Rossland on Monday.  " On Monday the s. s. Nakusp brought  down 10 carsyfor the Trail Railway and  three carloads of rails on board in addition to other cargo and 00 or ,0 possen-  Price Five Cents  CROW'S NEST PASS LINK  Our Hopes Raised Only to be Dashed  To the Ground.  Dissolution oi Parlinniont.  has been in  ofth^������=at^he^rthern Belle 0^���������^^"!^.^ Mis, May  1-16, |250.  Silver Chief���������John  Wharton, 1-8, $250.  ~_pril2.  R Cook  to   George   C  Montreal-Quebec-  Goodhue, |50������.  Chas   Dundee   to   Geo  J  BOSSLAND.  ; April 10-  Ora Fina and Morning Glory-  J F Rcddyto  "BhUr'and Pre'swn-A Nelson to  m?toChU- No 2-11 "Waitc. jr, to A E E Clark.'  Burke-J Burke to Koss Thonip.on, J. $100.  St emwindei'-E Inbody and ������ Johnston to C  W Homer, t, S200,  April 11��������� " ,   ...  Kid-J K Erickson to N B Bergstrom }, Si*0.  Romeo and Julict-G  Hoover unci T U \\ ells  toHo?e_?No2-Tlieo Nelson to A Umd.MO.SlOO  Bismarck No 1-Martin Seel to b' J Parker,  'Diamond Dust-O Youngquist to Geo Burd,  **'Noonday-John Shanagun toG I'.urd 1-0.  Sunday Sun-A A Drury to S P '1 liragK* l-**>*  |100. .  AS-mmit-S L Burbidge to CliasRawson.  Good Friday���������JC Toklas to I. Uy msky, t,?2juy  Viola-Hcnry'Dllley to lit Ullcnthal.  B and I -H fillloy to H L,U icntha .  -     Aiai-Jerry Lvneh to H McCutcheon.  Lottie May-J Morrissey to H McCutcheon.  Daisy-J Morrissey to H McCutcheon.  L-C-yBill-AA McKenzie to L X Dewey  tWo& to F K Drake,. $100  Ahn I Incoln-F Guse to II Lepreux,. 1-3, i  L&wStU Caldwell to J M Akms and D  The Siege of Buluwayo.   Boers Suspected  of Aidins: the Natives.   The Nile  '  Expedition.  A letter from the Transvaal tothe  London. Times says that matters still  have a most serious aspect. In the event  of a racial war, the Transvaal would pnt  20,000 men into the field and 30,000 more  would be mustered from the Orange  Free State and from among the Dutch  residents of Natal and the Cape. All  kinds of munitions of war are pouring  into the Transvaal and large orders for  guns and  ammunition are being sent to  Germanlirmsr- ^--~  Kecent advices from Buluwayo indicate  that the beleftgured town is in serious  danger. For some time no natives had  appeared near the town aud it was hoped  that they had withdrawn after seeing  thnt the fortifications were impregnable.  Accordingly Capt. Napier made a recon  nuisance with a small force of 200 meu.  He was surprised to fiud the Matabele iu  great force only 5 or 6 miles away. He  was obliged to tall back on the .town  with the unwelcome'' news. It is estimated that there are 1_,000 Matabele iu  iho neighborhood.  Keen observers aver that there are  i_.li_'-tioiiH ot Boer influence and handling in the movements of tbe natives aud  tbe idea is gaining ground "that the  Burghers of the Transvaal would be only  ioo glad to join the Mutabcle in their  fining stgai-st the British.-^ If this is tbe  cose a war of the lirst magnitude is  imminent in Africa. It is estimated  thnt over 200 white settlers have beeu  massacred by the Matabele.  On the Nile the British forces are  advancing with the gieatest precision  aud in the most methodical manner on  Akasheh which1 has beep, fixed upgn as  tho basis of operations. As th<3 army  advances a strategic railway isJ being  constructed.  Fighting is reported from Khartum,  in which oOO ot the Khalifa's body guard  are reported to have been killed.  NAKIJSP.  [From our own Correspondent.]  Kugafcr Price to D S Reeder, _.  NAKUSP.  THE NEW MINERAL ACT.  Although it is several days since the  Act became law only one copy has  reached Nelson, and this was sent  privately.  "v7e would warn locators and others interested in mining that many new form3  and regulations   are introduced without  which   records   cannot   now  be  made.  Amongst others there   is a  new form of  applicants' affidavits.   Copies of this will  be obtainable at The Miner office early  ! in the week.   On recording a transfer the  *Q__-_Be_s-"W__ Glynn, J H Moran to J A j . ree miner's certificates of all the parties  Finch and Peter Iarben, record agreements in . fc   exhibited to the Recorder.    A  regard to Queen Bess and other claims. I S���������0���������    glance    at    the  Act   discloses!  APnl *" Cord and Pamlico Bell- i several apparent contradictions which we !  Nellie D-J G Devlin to Elling Johnson,l,$200  April 15- . " ,  Nellie D���������Hector McKinnon to J G Devlin, t,  Golden Eagle-P M Yingling to Elling John-  . son. i. %$X>,    '    NEW  DENVER.  AprilS-  American Girl-A Ham-old to J H Moral*, j  Q���������een Bcss-M V P Stacey and Geo F Gund  agree to sell under certain conditions a. half interest in the Queen Bess to Y. in Glynn for  $7,171.36.  Considerable excitement has been  occasioned on', patiboo creek, and those  interested about here, by the taking over  of a townsite on Mineral creek seven  miles from Burton City by the Bealey  Townsite Co. who propose having it laid  out in town lots. The compauy intend  to erect a two storey hotel on the ground  immediately, they further will endeavor  to have ore shipped out to see if the  assays received will hold good on car load  lots.    ��������� . .  Mr. E. Johnson, of Rossland, has  purchased a half interest in the Golden  Eagle from P. M.'Yingling, This is the  lirst-claim^that���������was-looated_on-C.ari_.oo.  creek. Mr. Johnson has also purchased  one quarter interest in the Nellie D from  J. G. Devlin, both of these claims are  near the new proposed townsite on  Mineral creek.  jNIessrs. McGowri and H. Madden have  disposed of their iuterest to John Hector  and Louis Shovin of jSakusp, in the  Madden House at Burton 0 City." Mr.  Shovin leaves for there tonight wilb a  shipment of lumber, etc.,. for improvements on the house.  Lots in Burton City are being bought.  up rapidly showing the confidence that  is felt in the mines on Cariboo creek and  the future ot the camp.  A number of prospectors who had gouo  to Lower Arrow lake havo returned  reporting the snow too deep to do any  work away from the shore and as the  ground along the lake is all taken up,  they can do nothing until the warm  weather sets in.  " The new boat for the C. & K. S. N. Co.  is nenring completion. The machinery  is mostly in place and the cabins on the  upper deck are now being put in. The  painters have started work.  Peter Genelle & Co. are 'now" busy with  their sawmill, the orders ahead will keep  them going for some time to come.  Messrs. McMillian and Hamilton are  erecting a large warehouse between the  wharf and the C. P. K. track their present  building not being large or convenient  enough for their increasing business.  There has been more stir in town the  last week than for some time past, owing  to the increasing interest being taken in  Cariboo creek. *  The weather has been beautiful the  past two weeks iu the day time, but the  nights'continue cold.  Thursday. About 600 lb of rock came  down, /e got o^ with a scalp woiuid  and bad bruises on his leg. Heum*  down to Kaslo yesterday and is doing  well.  Work on the Texas on Springer  creek, owned by Garland, Papwortb-  & Co. is stopped, they }������^^Pft^  tons of ore, and are in fa'feet on the  new tunnel. They expect to strike the  ledge in 125 feet more.  Walter B. Devereux has been taking  a look at, a few of the mines, the Slocan  Star. Noble Five, etc.. and left for  Rossland. He represents large American capital and is looking for investments. He expresses himselt as being  well pleased with what he saw in the  Slocan.  *-.��������� Johnson and Olson who ar.> the cor.  tractors for the new boat to be buil  by the International Trading Co. L_  have arrived.     All the material is on  the ground and the boat is expected to  be finished in about two months.  There are 11 men working on the  Antoine. On account of water the  work will be closed down in a few  days. Five car loads of ore have been  shipped during the winter.  There is only about twenty tons of  ore a day coming overthe K. <& _*. now  Owing to the danger from slides and  bid roads most, of the mines are not  shipping.' The trains are running on  time.  The Hall Mines, Ld., hare sent in a  diamond drill to prospect the Iron  Hand. The K. & S. people have 2-  men working at this point putting in  a spur. .  ������evs.  F. Steele photographer  the Slocan Lake district and has some  line   negatives of the   country.     He  leaves Nelson for Winnipeg on Wednesday.  John Wilson, who was iajured some  little time ago by a fall from a hand car  was discharged, cured, from the hospital  ihe other day. He has siuce had the  misfortune to break the same leg again.  Mr. Justice Walkem, has quashed bylaw 31 of the City of Kaslo, which provided for the diversion of part ot Kaslo  River for the prevention of floods and  sought to expropriate certain lands tor  this purpose.  Letters recently received   in   Nelson  of Mr.   Claud"  o Mi  visiting  The C. P. R. have gbt the hauling oi  12,000 tons of ore from the Slocau btar.  It will all go via the N. & S. Ry..  Messrs. Blackstock, G. Gooderhamand   -   Friday  the  for  "Noble  known  B. M.   Gooderham left  on  Toronto, after looking  oyer  Five.     Nothing definite is yet  about the deal.   Mr. John Hastings, of  Delamar, is still examining the property.  Mr. George Gooderham, who is president of the Bank of Toronto is considering the advisability'of establishing a  branch of the bank here.; He will.probably re.urn to Kaslo in: about three  weeks.  P. Clark and B. C. Kingsbury went up  to the Northern Belle ou lhureday. It  is reported that they have au option on it  for 30 days at SGO.OOO.   B. 0. MINING ASSOCIATION.  The adjourned meeting of this association was held, by the courtesy of Capt.  Fitzstubbs. in  tho Courthouse on \\ od-  ncsday last.   Mr. A.  L.   Davenport,  he  vice-president took   the   chair   in   the  ���������bsence of the"president. -The following  gentlemen   were     present   Messrs.    F.  Fletcher, F. R. Yuill, "W. A. Jowett, T. A.  Mills, J. Houston, (secretary) J  ner, Carey and C. St. Barb-  minutes   were read the question arose as  to their correctness in styling the society  a miners' or mining Association and it  was eventually decided pa a vote that it  was the Miners' Association. The articles  of association as far  as they .have been  drafted were  then   adopted  with some  trifling alterations.   More material alterations   as. well  as   the appointment of  permanent officers were left tothe next  meeting.-     The    subscription    to    the  Association   was fixed at one dollar, only  eligible who hold an unex-  Eagles.   The  young  lady was  Mrs. Hamber at the-time the family left  Nelsou. ��������� ��������� -' ������������������  Eighty men and thirty' teams are employed at the Reclamation works on the  Kootenay River, part ot the land is now  open for settlement, and several men  representing farmers, are on tlieir way to-  inspect aud report upou it to their  friends.  Mr.-W. Wyllie Johnston from Dun-  dee, Scotland is ou his way to look at  the Reclamation Company's hu.cl, Uc  intends to go into raising farm produce  extensively and if satisfied with the  outlook a number of Scotch farmer*:  will folio ������" him.  AVe regret to hear of the death, of Mr.  Claud Troup, which occurred' at his  mothers residence in Vancouver, Wash.  Mr. Troup was a brother- oi Captain  L'roup and was well known in Nelson  having resided here for several mouths  last year.  0  On Friday s. s. Alberta brought down  the remains ot W. Onion woo died at thu  Bluebell. Mr. Onion, who had served  for twenty years in the British army, was  a stepfather of Mrs. Hodson and Mrs.  [leuderson. The funeral took place from  the   EnglishChuich this afternoon.  There are two changes in the newspaper world to record. The Kooteuu)  Mail of Revelstoke has passed into the  bands of Messrs. B. R. Atkins and J. A.  Smith. Mr. W..H. Jones, late of the  Kamloops Sentinel has bought the Rossland Prospector from Mr. W. D. Print.  TA"m"eeUi-g^was"h"eld"on**"TueBday-iast  for the purpose of forming a base ball  club. The attendance was-large. Geo.  A. Bigelow was elected'president; J. J.  Malone, Vice-President and H. Irvine,  Secretary Treasurer. A committee was  appointed to see what.could be done towards getting a ground.    The meeting  The following telegram was received  in Nelson on Tuesday last.  Ottawa, Ont, April 21st���������The Hon.  J. G. liaggart. JVlini.iei' of Iluilwa;.-,  gives notice of the following reso.it-  tion for. Wednesday. .Tliat- it is  expedient to authorize the Governor General in Council lo make  a loan to the Canadian Pacilic Railway  <>r mi amount in money equnl (o$20,r.C0  per mile for a railroad from Lethbridge  or McLeod to Nelson, B. C loan to be  paid on or before July 1810, with  interest at rate of 3J per cent.  LATEST INTELLIGENCE.  Special to The Miner.  Ottawa, April 21 1808���������Parliament  was di.olved with the usual ceic-  rnouies at 0 o'clock last night.  Before the Business of the Senate was  brought to a close. Sir. John Curling "M.  P. aud Mr. Thos Temple M. P. were -i*i-  pointed Senators aud took their seats.  The proposed loan to the''Canadian  Pacific Railway for tha Crows "Nest Pass  extension was dropped.  Three miilious were voted for defenc.,  aud arming the militia forces of the  country.  A commission was appointed to sit at  Victoria in conjunction with the United  States Commission to effect'a settlement  of the Behring Sea claims.  Mr. Mara has left for home via St, Paul  It is almost certain that Sir Oliver  Mowat will be iu the federal fight as one  of Mr. Laurier's lieutenants.  The  nominations are fixed for June ,  10th and the elections, are to take pLce  on the 23id.  Vancouveb, April 2-t.���������Mr. Home-  Payne and party of English capitalists  reached Donald today. They will  visit Kootenay during their stay in  the Province. ������  THE JlcKEXZIE CONCERTS.  ',lu,*������b o    ���������    _���������-  was adjourned until to-night when  th  *>���������- ���������..-/I  ,���������_,���������_! make  its  A. Tur  After the  committee on the grouud will  report.  People who remember the old Tecum-  seh House ou Josephine Street will hardly  recognize the uew Hotel Crescent. After  tho recent tire thc owners ot the .building" decided on a thorough overhaul and  added a third story. The' house has  been entirely redecorated. It is fitted  throughout with the electric light and js  in every sensu a modern hotel. It "will  be open for custom on Monday next.  The rcopeuing of this house is another  sign of Nel-ou's increasing prosperity.  R. T. Lowery, called at Tin- MiNicn  office on Wednesday, and related details  <<f the New Denver tiro. The genial  .Slocan scribe is not badly hurt himself,  but he is still limping and has some scars  to show. W. Burns was seriously injured, his arm being broken iu !wo  places as well as severly burned. MrK  Neil Gething's many frieads in Nelson  will be glad to bear that both she' and  her husband are uninjured. - Mr. Lowery  lost all his clothes and some SOO in' cash.  CHURCH X0TICES.  Apiil 20, 1800.  Ou   Wednesday last  three charming  ladies came to'Nelson and gave a concert.  A full house welcomed them and encored  nearly-every piece.   Thc programme was  not composed of nigger minstrel melodies  uor did thc fair damsel with the viuliu  imitate  lho cries ot the farm yard. " 'In  fact Nelson was treated to such music as  she had    never   heard  before  and' she   *  appreciated   it.      Miss   Elise  Fellows'  playing of Rail". Cavatiua  for   instance  took us  away out of the groat mountains  and  deep   piue  forests to half i'oigotten  lauds'* across  the seas,  and awoke in us  sleeping memories of other days.   Her  execution  is   delightful aud  if  perhaps  she lacks a little power that will come  later.   She is very young and so pretty  that even if she could not play it-would  be worth  paying fifty cents to see her  smile.   Miss Rebecca McKenzie sang us  the Cavatiua from De   Freischutz, aud .  Griegs Sunshine Song.   She was raptur-   *'  ously  applauded  aud    responded   with  well known Scotch songs.   Miss Bertha  O'Reilly Bhowed us what she could do  with  a piano.   We should like to have  heard her. on one Broadwood's grands.  The concert   concluded   with  the Last  Rose ot Summer sung by Miss McKenzie  with   a  violin oblipato   hy Miss Fellows.  This was beautifully reudered and went  straight to the boys hearts, producing a  storm of applause.  On   Thuinday   eveuhig   the company  gave'another    concert  with   an. entire  change~of"programuie-^-The-rooui--wa���������������  not "quite as full*as it .might have been, '  and those who stayed   away. missed n  treat. If possible the music was even more  perfect   than   it   was., on   the   previous "���������  evening.,' Miss McKenzie sang 'Adams'  ''Holy.City"  with a violin cbligato.  Tne  noble" song suited her voice admirably  and she'was rapturously applauded.- She  responded    with   "Swanee   River",   by  request." It is to be hoped that she will  not be requested lo sing it again.   It is a -  favorite old   air and very suitable for a "  chorus of male voices, but it did not suit  Miss McKenzie at all, and we were sorry  to  hear  her-yoico wasted oii it.   If for  instance she had sung "Should ho Upbraid"- what a treat it would have been.  Miss Fellows- was  in better form,"even,  than she was on Wednesday,    llerexecu- ���������  tion   ii*    magnificent, "���������'* The pieces sho  chooses aro among the innst.diHi_ult ever  written aud arc quite beyond thc power,  of auy but   first;   class ._players.     Miss  fellows  play* them   with   ease.     Miss  O'Reilly-received a well merited encore  for  her piano  playing and the audience  went home well satisfied.   It was to be  noticed  that  those present were mainly  those who were at the first concert.  The entertainment was under the  auspices of the Foresters. But for them -  the fair trio would have passed Nelson.  They therefore deserve the thanks of  tiieir fellow townsmen for providing them  wirh such a sumptuous treat. -  Birth���������On Thursday, 23rd inst.  wife of Thoburu Allan, of a son,  the  Silver  j Liauidator. onver  _ur_ _uu >��������� _nm-������ *������������������������������������    j --   - j - . _T_���������ir  JM_SSUi8SSfa and ^noomx^^S^r^ the Couuty_Court  E JlShortto A R Porter, J.K Cameron, J D iar-1  rell andVD Williamson, *100.   -  Little Alma-D A Ross to Frank Provo, J.  Hope-F P O'Neill to D E McVay, 1-G.  J-,_th-"W* H McVay to D K Mc\ ay, 1-6.  Despair-D C Clark to D E McVay, 1-6.  Oraa-h Stege to F O Berg, $600.  Silver Band���������V C Racklitf to R Ewin", i, ?1.  Rabbit Paw���������D  A Mcintosh to J L uruxn-  i������ll_r, J19-.  on adverse claims is abolished. It may  be remembered that we hinted some time  ago at a possibility of this being done  and were severely hauled over the coals  in consequence. We knew at the time  that our remarks were hot .without  foundation and this proves them.  r^orl mfnPrt lice'riVe".   The annual meet-1 ll a. m. and 7.30 P-  ������?of ita AssoXtion were fixed to be ! at    2.30.   . Prayer  the slocan . I held in January, the time being considered , day   eye'img  .    .       u F-n^  suitable    for    considering    impending j LndeavoiSoc  Bill   Springer   is   in   charge of  the ,8U1.*������ti - I evening at S o'clock.  Arlington as foreman.   The buildings le*-g" ^parating the meeting passed      Kou^N-Catholic C.iurch. Services  are   nearly   finished   and   work   will      ���������JJ"1^'/ instructin������   the   executive   (>t0^{ ^cond Sundays of the month  commence immediately. committee to take what steps thev may , afc   Nf.Ison.    Mass   at  10.30.   Vespers  There is still too much snow to per-  con8ider requisite to test the vahaity of  .ltT.m  mit  claim holders   on Ten and Twelve   ft    receTlt]y paS3ed Assessment Act as  Me creeks to reach their properties.   far a8 it relates to the taxation of mines  -Via height of SOO feet from the Lake,  Tfa    ���������round of the   objection to it being  it is from two to six feet deep. t]iat ft discriminates against quartz go d  Some of the lower properties at the mining and in favor of placer gold  foot of the-Ltke, such as the Humbolt ml"������f;-meetin������r then adjourned until a  White- Swan   and   Blacky Eagle ^re , J^--^ ^,)le Jto May 22ud  -  work is progressing "    *"  Sunday,  Church op England.    Services at:  11 a.   m.  and  7.30 p. m.    Holy Coin-'  in union   after morning service.    Odd,  Fellows church parade at evensong.  PitESBYTEKiAN Church. - Service*, at  m.    Sunday School ;  meeting    Thui.  ������_    ��������� m- ..L.P;...pVv0'iond'l? . thatTbe expenditure has been tbe largest  Kndeavoi Society meet. e\ ei y Monday , ^^ ^ ^^  ������������������    The condition of the  working classes,  THE IMPERIAL BUDGET.  The Budget 'speech ot the Chancellor  i ot the Exchequer  shows   the surplus for  1S9*3-G to be jC 1,210,000.    He estimated  the expenditure  for  tho  coming year at  ! ������10(������,017.OK).   Thc year has b.eu one of  ' unexampled revenue in  spite of the fact  * -_. t 1 ll      .     1 L  b8|���������K worked.     In  ^e Jy^re^  ���������������^-^^ ^^^  ;at  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.3'* p. m. Morning  subject: "This is the Way" Evening  subject: '-Grown Great.. Prayer  meeting on Fi idav ������veuingat Scclnek.  _, P,      r "i.11      ~c Ci     ~������   T.,/i...l.i..  Epworth Lp'igue _..  eveniDg at 8 o'clock  of C. on Tuesday  judging from the consumption of tc". -  tobacco and sugar, had materially improved, and it was a remarkable fact that  while the decrease in the exports and  imports for lhe first six months amounted  to J-7.*5:!4.0tK', the increase for the second  half of tin-, year amounted to i-S.'A'-*.,' 00,  Amoiig the curious facts mentioned in  the speech was the estimate"1 of the _us-  toms authorities that Xl.OdO.tiOO worth of  tcbacco were yearly thrown away iu the  . shape of cigarette and cigar ends. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1896.  ",;���������_  \\t ���������  ���������A  J'l --  mi '"  LITTLE   "DIRTY-FACE."  We have a little maid at hom������,  She says "ray name is Dwaee"���������  To pa and ma she's better known  As " Little Dirty-Face."  You scrub and dress that child it ten-  White muslin trimmed with lace-  In fifteen minutes, often less,  She's ���������' Little Dirty-Face.'1  But smiles oft break that crust of dirty.  Ami smiles the dimples chase,  And tender eyes lif-lit up with lov������  That little dirty face.  'T is naught but superficial dirt  Which scrubbing will erase;  So ma nnd pa are rather proud  Of Little Dirty Face  On tot's small phiz the trouble U  To find a kissin_? place,  But stay���������I see ������ rose-bud mouth  On Little Dirty-Face.  Thon come and tflve that sweet " be*r hug"  Thou little toddling Grace���������  Thy soul's as pure as angels' robes,  My Little Dirty-Face.  By ELISABETH   PULLEN.  (Copyright 1895.)  Scene: The card-room of (he Cavendish  Club Judge Fletcher, .fim Ferguson,  Harry Emmons, ClarcnceApstar���������four personages who may be left to explain themselves���������are just settled for a game of whist.  In a corner ot tlio room stands a tall clock,  as chorus; Its utterances appear articulate  to the men according to thoir respective  lines of thought. Whilo playing, they remain silent, or spoak casually concerning  tho game. The slgniflcent episodes take  place between the hands, while cutting for  partners, and during; the deal.  The clook, as prologue, strikes 9. detaching the syllables it says to the four players:'  Here-we-all-are-for-a:gaine-of-whist!  Emmons: Let us cut around. To you,  Judge. c  Fletcher:    You and I, Mr, Emmons.  Apgar (to himself): Mine is the queen  of hearts! If that were really true. Edith I  Anyhow, I shall try to give your father a  good impression of myself as a whist player.  'Tis no joke, a game with these older  men, who take it seriously.  Ferguson:    Your deal, Emmons.  Emmons (starts, then says to himself):  My deal I No allusion intended to my railroad deal, of course.  (Apgar cuts the cards, Emmons deals).  Fletcher: I hope, Ferguson, that I may  not have incurred the displeasure of Mrs.  Ferguson by persuading you to stay for a  game this evening.  Ferguson: Who can cell, Judge? But  I'm suro that the game will be worth the  candle, unless she keeps it burning until  rhy return. You see, our compact is: Two  "evenings out" in the week, and she not  to. sit up for me. But this is an extra���������  there's no knowing what may happen.  However, as my wifo is a very nice girl and  a good comrade,"I may hope that she will  let me off with a light sentence.  Emmons (to himself): A light sentence!  (Aloud): No doubt the court will be lenient with you,  Ferguson.  Fletcher: In fact, I myself ought to be  at home this evening. There is a trying  caso liable to come before me for action tomorrow; I ought to bo preparing for it..  My conscience smites me for" neglect of  duty. Butthe matter, has been on my  mind all day; perhaps it may as well be  got aside for this evoning.  Apgar:   Surely that is better, Judge.  Emmons (to himself): If it should be  the investigation of our railroad! I got a  hint of something of the sort, this afternoon. Suppose that he should grant an  injunction, and in courso of the investigation find out my connection with the affair!  Then good-by to Miss Edith and her two  millions; good-by to the Construction  Company and its deals; good-by to this  club and the men here���������by Jovo, tho othor  things could be gotten over easier than  that. Because a good name is the soul's  Immediate jewel���������qn which you can always raiso cash with your confiding uncle,  the public.  (They play. Judge Fletcher and Em-  ������ons win.)  The clock, striking 9 1-2, says:  -, To the victors: trumps, .__. -   To the vanquished: chumps!  II.  Emmons: This time, Apgar, you and I  are partners instead of antagonists.  Apgar (gaily): Let us be loyal, allies or  enemies I  Emmons (to himself): Does tho boy  suspect that I moan to. cut him out with  Miss Fletcher.  Fletcher: . I have an injunction to  mako���������   -  Emmons (starts): Oh. by Jovo! I-rofi,  beg pardon���������it.was only a srark froni my  cigar. (Brushes Ills clothing with his  hands, ostentatiously).  Fletcher: An injunction to you, Ferguson. Don't neglect my call for trumps,  as you did that of your partner, tho last  hand.'  Ferguson: Did I? I bog ten thousand  pardons, Apgar, for my absent-mindedness.  Apgar:    I'm  afraid that I too was  ub-  stractod, for I did not notice the omission.  Fletcher:    The  vigor of tho game,  my  dear fellows, the vigor of tho game! *_.  Apgar:    Wo will do our best, Judge.  Ferguson (to himself):    Clarence is certainly doing his best to mako a' good running with tho Judge.    Well,- I wish   him  succoss, and hope that ho and Miss Edith  may be as happy as Nelly and I. But they  must mako clear terms about his evenings  out.    I wish I knew-whether Nell will sic'  up waiting, for me���������I don't bellevo it of  her!  '  Apgar (to himself): I must buckle right  down to the game. Charming vision of  Mi3S Edith, disappear���������make yourself  scarce! Fori am very mitch occupied to  _ solidify myself with your father. If I  should fail to finesse, or to answer a call for  trumps���������then I should find myself unlucky at cards, and, in consequence, not  lucky in love.  The clock strikes ten, saying:   .  * To Fletcher: This young man is in love  with your dear child!  'To Apgar: Don'tyou wish that you may  win her, my dear boy!  To Ferguson: Who" can tell what Nell  means to say to you!.  To Emmons:   You  will  bo tried   for  fraud and get sent up!  III.  Apgar:    Thistime, Ifctav. tho fortune to  be your partner, Judge.  Judge   (with   friendly   felsity):    And  .   mind you play, young man.  Apgar:. I plead beforehand for your  clemency. Pray put a kind construction  upon my efforts.  Emmons (to himself): What sort of  combination will he put upon my construction oomp-Miy, a_vi Um big tmoiUu)  out of the new branch line? Construction,  injunction, sentence���������they have a most  alarming way of using language this evening ! All my nerves are on the outside tonight.  Apgar:    Your deal, Emmons.'  Emmons (laughing artificially): Oh,  quite so. Yes. My deal. Will you cut?  (To himself) Which is what I would like  to do, cut and run.  Apgar: That is a great horse of Phil  Millens'. Has got all the gaits under the  ���������Midi.; trots square to a gig.  Ferguson: Millen isn't trying to soil  him to you, is he?  Apgar: I think not. Anyway, my oob,  Billy Boy, is good enough for me; I like  Billy, and Billy, reciprocates. I'm no*  changing over my stables for one horso.  Fletcher: Yon aro right. Stick to your  cob that suits you. There Is only one thing  harder to find, thoy say, than a perfect  horso, and that is a perfect wifo. You  seem to have done well so far. I was looking at your horse yesterday, here In front  of the club. . May you do as well in the  othor venture, when you come to it, my  boy!  Apgar: Thank you, Judge. I accept  tho omen.  Emmons (to himself): That fellow is  well off! Nothing on his mind. He can  look at the old man straight in the face,  and swallow his patronizing speeches and  scolding, like a hollow tooth with a base  nerve, among a trio of dentists. Well, I  rather think that the Judge sees that Apgar, wants to marry the girl, and ii favorable.  Meanwhile, from the looks which he  cast upon me, I fear that the trying affair  that he spoke about, means trying me at  an investigation. Who can have given  away tho Construction Company? Curse  him, whoever he is! There Is an ugly lot  of things which must come out in the examination. On the other hand���������there's another lot of ugly things which will not  come out, being my private affairs. And  when the old man sees how very solvent I  am, how much boodle I have salted down  where they cannot get at lt���������who knows  that ho will not soften, and let me have hia  daughter. She is a beauty, and rich. I  swear that I will not be a bad husband to  her.  up yet, cne hopes 1  Fletcher: You are of the right stuff to  mako an excellent whist player, Apgar. I  shall look for great triumphs for you, In  these years.  Apgar: I shall be your ambitious pupil,  Judge.  Ferguson: Yes, that finessing of Clarence's was awfully neat. It secured two  tricks for your side.  The clock strike 10 1-3, saying:  To the winners:   Won I  To the losers: Done 1  (Which latter observation Is taken lightly by the good Ferguson, but as a sinister  prophecy by the wicked Emmons.)  New Business!  New Goods!  New Prices!  AT THE  Ideal   Grocery  Store,  NEXT TO THE SILVER KING HOTEL.  Everything Fresh from the Factory and of  the Highest Quality.  PRICES WILL ASTONISH YOU BY THEIR CHEAPNESS.  Give Us a Trial and Be Convinced.  A. C. BMAN1N, . NELSON, B. C.  ���������-T-~%rrrmj a i ww���������  NELSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTENAY  DiSTRICT.  NOTICE  with  on assessed value of wild  is hereby given,  in accordance  _ thc    Statutes,   that   Provincial  Kevenue Tax and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  1806.    All the above-named  taxes   collectible   , within thc Nelson Division of West Kootenny  Como now, my little game is not all   are now payable at my office.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before the 30th June. 1896:  One-half of ono per cent, on real property  One-third   of one per cent,  on personal  property.  Two per cent.  land.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th 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 wild land.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on income.  Provincial Kevenue Tax, 83.00 per capita.  O. G. DKNNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1896.  IV.  We are still  partners, Clair-  Fletcher  ence.  Apgar; That is good news forme, sir.  Fletcher (to himself): A modest, well-  bred young man. Edith's mother tells me  that he is fond of our girl, and that she believes that Fidith oares for him. He is set  rich, but he is working his way. He coatee  of good people. Well, if Edith ii too old for  dolls, I suppose that the next thing must'  be a lover. I don't object to young Apgar  for a son-in-law���������only I should like to keep  my child at home a while longer. Ho certainly is a most promising whist player;  and the qualities that oonquer at whist���������  foresight, nerve, power of combination-  argue* well for a man in business and in  social life. Yes, young Apgar? tho court:  is with you. (The Judge nods decidedly.)  Ferguson (humorously): Makeup your  mind, Judge?  Fletcher (seriously): I have.  Apgar (to himself): About me?  Emmons (to himself):  About mc?  The block strikes eleven, saying:  To Fletcher: You do well to let that  young man take your girl.  To Ferguson: By this time Nell wllj  have thought of things to say.  To Apgar: She may be your wife! Yae,  she may be your wife!  To Emmons: This next hour you may  know what will be your fate!  (All remain silent for a few moments  under the impression of the oracular utterance).  V.  Ferguson:   Yonr deal, Emmons.   (Emmons deals and turns as trump the  ace of spades.)  Emmons: An ugly, black card.  Ferguson: I have only twelve cards. A  misdeal. You must be a bit nervous tonight, Emmons; I never knew you to make  a misdeal before.  S. S. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth. Pilot Bay and  Nelson daily (Sundays excepted! at 7 a. ni.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and   Kaslo daily  (Sundays excepted!' at  3.30 p.m. ,__.������,  Close connection is thus made between Lake  mints and all outgoing and incoming trains of  tlii'C. P. R. at Nelson.  Tho steamer is newly equipped in every par  titular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  c mt ii ins bathroom and all modem conveniences  lor the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 1st of April,  18'.:G subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. U Master  EXAMINATION   FOR  CERTIFICATE  IN  ASSAYING.  Bureau of Mines,  ..Victoria, B. C. 8th April, 1896.  HAVING  LEARNED that many  who  O desiro to obtain the above Certilicate to  not feel sufficiently prepared for the examination it was proposed to hold hero during the  Em7nons(hands the pack to Apgar, and %&^&t$2l^$^Ji^&  ys, bitterly): I resign in your favor, Ap-  tion until the autumn, when it may be held at  two or three places in tlie Province for the  says,  gar.  due  NOTICE.  A Sitting of the County Court of Kootenay  will be holden at Nelson on Friday, the  8th day of May and oc Rossland on Thursday,  the llth day. of May, 1866. ������  T. H. GIFFIN.  Registrar.  Nelson. B. C. April 10,1896. I331J  (Apgar deals, and turns the trump). ������*J*������ ^efec _. &e Sfc and  Apgar  (joyously):    Ah! the   queen of  ���������xaminer3 appointed by the Minister,  hearts! Ferguson (kindly): That ought to I    An excellent book on assiiying, embracing  bo a luckv card. Clarence. -      I most ofthe best and latest methods for all the  do a mcKy earn, uiarence. mYinla ri-auired for this examination, Fireman's  Fletcher (with intention): We will hope ��������� $$������*������&������f P-actical Assaying," ������3.(K). John  so,  partner. < ; Wiley & Sons, ������'ew York, is strongly recom-  (Apgar thanks him by a look.    Enter a j mended.        \\htI_MA   CARLYLE,  servant with a tray   on which is a large   ,���������27) w       Provincial Mineralogist,  folded   document.    He presents this to I  Judge Fletcher. Emmons catches sight of j ��������������������������� ;  ho endorsement. Application for injunction.)  Ferguson: What's the matter,Kmnionsf  You've (tone very white. Will you have  some brandy?  Emmons: Thank you, nothing is the  matter. I have had twinges of facial neuralgia all day. Not serious, of course; but  they catch one suddenly and play the deuce  with one's nerves.  Fletcher: Gentlemen,I am very sorry to  break up our pleasant game���������but my sin |  has found me out.  Emmons (to himself):   What a phrase! j  Fletcher: I said, earlier, that I ought to j  have staid at home, to get ready for an un- \  pleasant law case.   This paper now recalls  me to my duty.    I must  bid you goodnight; I dare say that there is more than  one man waiting'for a chance to cut in. A  pleasant game to you all 11 am truly sorry  to be obliged to leave it.  Ferguson: Rather,we will adjourn until  you can give us another session, Judge. "  Apgar: Until next time, sir.  Emmons: That will be best.    I am not  in condition to play: I beg pardon for lota'  of stupidities. *"  ' (As thc four men take leave of one another, they think within themselves as follows):  Fletcher: I wonder whether Emmons is  mixed up in this railroad deal. He Is one  of the directors of the road.  Ferguson: It is still early. What will  Nell say?  Apgar: What am I to think of her  fathor's kindness to me? c -  Emmons: I suppose it Is all up with  mo.  The clock, as   epilogue, strikes  11 1-3,  i saying with emphasis:  To Fletcher: Yes!  To Ferguson: Jim!  To Apgar: Hope!  To Emmons:, Doomed!  Ml-'I-Ci. AUE.Y.-.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  asTELsoisr, _3. c.    1335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL. ESTATE BROKER  IN-VKA.\_E and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AtiEXT.  VICTORIA ST.,  -14  NELSON. B. C.  E. A. POWYS & CO.  ���������ETELSOlSr, B. C  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.      ...  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts  Complete lists of existingMining location-  NEW DENVER. B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  .4 re Prepared to Introduce Mining Prwp-n.-  tlonft from tne Kootenay U  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI1ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners iD the B. C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance ;Business-  and having Agents in the Towns ol  Kootenay. [iet>)  -TO-  Hunting, Survey; Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   ��������� -THE   NEW,   FAST :   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Otders senl  trough the pursers of tbe steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. *W. Bask, Balfour, will  rflneiy*. prompt nttentinn (\9)  TABLE.  Showing the Hales and Place* of Conrts or  AftSize, Si Jul Prlus, Oyrr and TVnniner.  nud General *������������oI Delivery r������r the Year  I8S>������.  Spring Assizes, *  Nanaimo .'. -Tuesday 5th May.  New AVestminster.Tuesday  12th May.  Vancouver Tuesday  19th May.  Clinton Monday 25th  May.  Victoria Tuesday 26th May.  KamlooDS .- Monday 1st June.  Vernon .* Monday 8tli June. *=  'Nelson  ..Monday 15th June.  *D onald ." Monday 22nd June  ���������Special Assize. (328  NOTICE.  TF THOMAS MALLOY, WHO WAS IX  Nelson in 1892, will communicate, by letter  with the undersigned he will hear of something  to his advantage.  W. A. JOWETT, Nalflon, B. C.  PagePonsford Bros.  HaHtlng* Street, Vancouver. B. V.  DIRECT IMP0ETEES OF ALL HIGH-  OLASS ENGLISH HEN'S  FUBNISEIffGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dent.  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAU ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED _���������.  SLOT MACHINE^  Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description,  for   Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOR PRICES TO  M. aiNTZBTJRGER,  Cor. Cordova aud Gamble Streets,  ���������VA3STCO U Vi-!**-.      .       _3��������� O.  i     44  +r+r%r%*l%i\f%r+%*A/%r%A*^r*^%r%r%r%r%r%rV+*%+,1  THE TRILBY CAFE,"  Josephine Street, Nelson, B. C.  * 0-P-33ST   D-AZ-T  -A.3ST3D   D^ICBHIT. *  FIRST  CLASS MEALS   25 CENTS AND UP.  Short Orders a Specialty.  NONE   BUT   WHITE   LABOR   EHPLOYED. +  (310) i  ___,  "SZT'      ^n7'  7..\-  ~^.  SP"      **Z7  ^~������  ^'"^z-m  >  i\  THE VIENNA BAKERY  v  I-  At the Old Stand on Baker Street, Nelson, will open a  _R_B ST^_TJ_R-A__I_TT  MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 13T11, AND  "WILL    SERVE   .ME-A-LS   .A.T   -__.r_.I_   __IOXJ_=lS_  <1  vj  *  *       EVERYTHING STRICTLY FIRST CLASS.  Cakes,   Pies,   Buns, Etc.,  always on hand.    Bread deliveied  to all parts of the city.   Give us a trial and we will please you.  *_a:tT_-fl:E_a & _vc____=i_Di_sr. propes.  325  _____  3T  ,____.      ___X  __-~z:  -^    _<__*  _���������_-'*_���������_:  /T^  __r  -______!  GOVERNMENT TOWNSITE OF NELSON.  Lots in Blocks 1. 2, 4,, 7 and 10.  BEST     BTJSI3STESS    _=.A _=.T    OP    TEE   TOWN:  Also Lots in Addition A for Residences.  W. A. JOWETT        -       NELSON, B.C.  1 THE TROPICAL FRUIT STORE,  ������|j B__k._3_ER ST., 3STEX-SO*N", B. C.  M <������>       DID   IT    EVER   STRIKE   YOU       <������  IP *                              ������������������     .  fesp That we are now running a strictly First Class Fruit and  pip Confectionery Business in Nelson,   where   everything- in  KM season  will   be kept in stock.     Call and inspect our line  gSg of Fancy Biscuit.   Purchases will be delivered promptly.  n.  STTJTT-E-IR,-  321  "^i-i--������_^i"i@'_-S'ii3_^iS'iil'iS_te___;--.  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS',  BUCKIim' JO IE SUPPLIES,  BAR AM> SHEET IKOS, .'M|!*-E).>*' l'l������ KS,   .     IUR AKI������  SHEET STEEl,  MI*EIU'.HOVELS, *f������'IKK WOI'ES, MAMIE.. HOPES,  nVMAHlTE  FliSE -Ml CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE /-NI ll^l/OII   \/CD  CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S       l^U 9 WfVO||������ Y PH'  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (133) -VJ^IJSrCOTJ^riEIIR,- T3_ CL  AM WATSON CO, LB  <*~^WHOI_ESALE AND RETAIL-S^  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, cGhemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale^ and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET 127  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE- & CO.,  S.S!. corner Baker and Josophinostreets,  NKLSON, B. C.  PEAT      CQTATC      financial and  f\C/\L    ' Cp. 1 A I ������_.,       INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing; documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHM!  HIT 4 no . BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PEB YARD.  \l\Ar\ TAPESTRY - - at 50Cts.PER YARD.  Ul^Ill U ������    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:  OPAftUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cta.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up  TaMe Linen from 35 cts. per yard to $2- 50, with Napkins to match, .  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.]*  CO-PIE   & "yO"CT:__-TGh  137 Cordora Street, Vancouver. *-"  I r   ;-  h -l THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL'25; 1896.  Wnz Jfttim*.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the UnPed States, forone year on receiptof  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of S3 per column inch, pet-  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ij cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  aLL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  ADDRESS  .Hi MIN1R PRINTING A PUBLISHING CO  NELSON.    B.C.  AT LAST.  On Tuesday last a telegram was  received in town which was at once  published in a special edition of The  Minei* and scattered far and wide, it  announced that the Minister of Railways had given notice of a motion in  the Dominion House of Commons that  it was 'expedient to authorize the  Governor General in Council to make  a loan to the Canadian Pacilic Hailway  of an amount in money equal to $20,000  per mile for a railroad from Lethbridge  or McLeod to Nelson, B. C. loan to be  paid on or before July 1916, with  interest at rate of 3. per cent.'  By the time that these lines are in  print the result of the motion will probably be known. Such a motion  would hardly be introduced unless it  ���������was fairly certain to be carried, but at  the same time nothing is certain in  politics. At Ottawa things are a little  shaken up anyhow, this motion was on  the order paper for the day before the  prorogation, and we cannot be certain  at this time of writing that it will pass.  But it is pleasant just for once to sit  down and contemplate thiough the  rosy mists of hope what il means. It  means a good deal for Nelson. Itis  the only unfulfilled aspiration of her  early settlers. They have already  seen two railways reach her gates, the  Silver King mine has passed into the  hands of a powerful English company,  their smelter is running and pouring a  flood of silver iuto their lap. Numerous  steamers ply at our busy wharves.  The electric light blazes on * very hand.  Wholesale houses are making Nelsou  their headquarters, while on ev.ry  side the residence* of her well to do  citizens add at once a homelike and  metropolitan aspect to the town. Now  to crown all. the Crow's Nest Pass  line is to be built. This is the great  consummation of all our hopes. The  construction of this line is more to  Nelson than the British Pacific can  ever be to Victoria. It will make her  easily the largest and most important  inland city of the Province. Indeed if  only the mines keep up to their present  form there is no reason why Nelson  should not have a population of 50,1X10  within 10 years. Johannesburg did it  with not half her advantages.  The line of railway as at present  suiveyed from McLeod to Nelson is  about 310 miles in length, of which 40  lie to the eastward of the Rockies.  The remaining 270 are in British  -Columbia.__After_leaving..the_,CrowJs.  Nest Pass and coming westward the.  proposed route, follows Michell River  down to the Elk River a tributary of  the Kootenay. The line runs down  the Elk for some 20 miles then cuts  across the fork and strikes the Kootenay. Crossing the latter it runs up its  right bank to Cranbrook and then  makes a sharp bend southwards to the  "Moyie Lake. From the Moyie River  which it leaves about 15 miles below  the Lake it crosses tile main divide of  the Selkirks to the Goat River. Here  a big loop is necessary in order to  reach the . level of the Kootenay  meadows. Since the railway last saw  the Kootenay that erratic stream has  been for a trip into the United States.  The line now crosses it again just where  the river runs into Kootenay Lake. It-  follows up the west shore of the lake  to the point opposite Balfour and then  comes down the outlet to Nelson.  A necessary corollary of the construction of this line is the completion  of the connection between Nelson and  Nakusp and also from Nakusp on to  Arrowhead.  The limits of an article do not allow  of all the possibilities being stated, but  we leave it feeling that when we hear  that Mb. Haggart's motion is passed,  Nelson will have heard the most welcome news that ever has reached her.  Now it is just possible that this paragraph was written somewhat hurriedly  and that it does not really contain the  author's meaning, for it may be taken  as certain that neither Jthe President  nor the directors intend or desire for  one moment to go behind their duties.  The chief duty of a public hospital,  wholly or partially supported by Government funds is to take in and care  for those very persons who are quite  without means and who but for its  gentle charity would become charges  on some private individual. We may  say with pride first that there are very  few people here absolutely without  means, and secondly that no one however poor is permitted in this country  to go houseless or hungry nor if he be  striken with illness is he allowed to  die in his tracks. In the great book  where all mens deeds are recorded,  large amounts of charity are entered to  the credit of the holel keepers of the  Far West.  Unfortunately there are a number ol*  people who are content to avail themselves of this charity, as paupers,  and who afterwards when they are  in funds forget to renumerate the  institution for the care they received.  It is against this class of men that the  President's remarks are directed*  It is owing to their selfish tactics  that the Hospital finds itself now short  of funds aud may indeed have to close  its doors.  It must be remembered tbat if private  hospit-ils are established, they will not  receive the man who it linfcble to pay  his shot. They will be run as commercial concerns with the one object of  pouring dollars into the pockets of  their proprietors. There will benoroom  in them for the helpless and friendless. This should be remembered by  those who have a dollar a month to  contribute, it is worth taking note of.  After soma terrible accident such as is  always possible in a mining country a  man sleeps all the sounder if he thinks  that his scarcely missed dollar is helping to ease the pain of the sufferers,  Rich people of course can look after  themselves. It is the poor man who  lias to be thought of in this case.  THE PARLIAMENT OF 1S96.  Parliament was prorogued on the  17th. The ceremony which was a  quiet one was probably , the last that  will take place in the old chamber. It  is expected ili-tt the new building will  be ready in time for the uext session.  Sixty two bills are the result of our  legislators work, among which two are  of the greatest importance to this  country. These are the Assessment  Bill aud the new Mineral Bill. The  copies of these two as finally passed  have uoi yet reached us, and until they  do it is impossible to describe them, as  many amendments were proposed at  the last moment, The;Assessment  Bill was so continuously altered that  it was almost imposible from day to  day to say in what form it was, or in  what condition it stood before the  House. We believe that as it finally  passed, it was not altegether in the  same shape as it was when the delegates left it. The Bill will probably give  rise to a good deal of discussion and  will meet with further opposition,  and may even be disallowed by the  Dominion authorities, on one, if not  on two points. The objection to it is  not so much against the tax it imposes  as against its discrimination and  partiality. It might very easily be  made : to produce more revenue_with-_  out pressing so hardly on any one in  particular. We refer of course to that  portion of the Bill which deals with  thetaxation of mines.  There are no other public Acts of  any particular importance to the  district but several private bills materially atlecting interests in the Kooteuay have found their way into the  Statute Book. Amongthem are Acts  respecting the Nelson Electric Light  Co., the B. C. Southern and Columbia  & Western Railway Companies. Sandon and Rossland have now authority  to supply themselves with water and  there is an Act dealing with the  Nelson and Vernon Telephone Co.  NOTES.  With millions in their eye for the  Crow's Nest Pass Railway why could  not the Dominion government grant  us a.paltry $2000 for a County Court  Judge? o  We understand that ���������" Mr. John  Houston has finally- made up his mind  not to waste his own time and his  friends' money in contesting the  Dominion election. ''  THE-. HOSPITAL.  Mb. G. O. Buchanan, President of  the Kootenay, Lake General Hospital  Society has favored us with an account  of the recent history of the institution  Which will be found elsewhere. The  position which chiefly affects the public  and with which it is our duty to deal,  lies in the latter part. Here the  President states that until the Society  has Had an opportunity of recuperation  it will be unable to receive any patients  other than those who are entitled to  its shelter by reason of their monthly  payments, or who may be J"..'>le to give  satisfactory assurances of i-ting able  to pay for the attention they receive.  Part of the enormous increase in the  revenue of Great Britain is said to be  owing to the recent boom in South  African and other mining shares.  There was an increase during the year  of over a hundred thousand dozen of  champagne consumed in' England.  This is credited to stork brokers and  their clients who celebrated their  winnings or drowned their losses in  the flowing bowl. Judging from the  advertisements of some of the mining  brokers iu the coast papers the bowl  will be wanted here before long. At  present whiskey is good enough for us  in Kootenay.  In spite of the warnings that were  printed by the entire press of the  Pacific coast numbers of men went  la_t year to Alaska.   Many were with  out means and thep have had to under  go terrible sufferings from the rigorous  climate in consequence. Something  of the same kind is happening in  Kootenay, Many men in the coast  cities ;md in Winnipeg and even  farther east, are throwing up their  occupations and bending their steps to  the great El Dorado of the Selkirks.  Most of these people are clerks in  stores or offices, their hands are soft,  they are unfit for the hard work of  mining. To such our advice is, stop  away. There is little work for which  they are suitable offering and there  are already plenty of men to fill every  vacancy. As time goes on more of  this class of men will be required, but  there is always likely to be a plethora  of them. At the same time if a smart  active young man can come with  enough money to last him six months  and take him back again, a summer in  the hilis will do him no harm and he  is just as likely to make a find as anyone else.  .PKOFE-SIOSAL CAKD-.  Gil. H. SYMONDS, M. D., C. M.. (Edin-  ��������� burgh) Physician and Surgeon. Omces���������  botiley Block, Baker Street, Nelson. (289)  ALKX.  SKINNER,   Law Ollice over Dr.  Arthurs  Drug    Store,    Baker  Street,  Nelson, B. C,  . ahon, McFarland & mahon, ltd.,  ��������� '1     Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  B. C.   Members Stock Exchange. (330)  OIBBALD AND SHAW. CUSTOMS  fj Brokers General Commission and For  warding Agents, Revelstoke Station.        (302)  A        C. BRYDONE-JACK, M. A���������  Barrister and Solicitor.  A  Full Statement ot Facts is required for  Advice by  Correspondence.  Inns of Co irt.  Vancouver, B. C.  (298)  WANTED  BY  A  COMPETENT   LADY  position as housekeeper or cook.   Address E. B., care of "The Miner." (332)  MRS   MCLAUGHLIN  Is now ready to show hw Patron as  Complete stock of Imported and  Domestic Spring Millinery.  HATS FROM $3 26-  Spring Sui's and Anis-tic Gowns will  be a specialty of the establishment.  (3H6.  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  ISTEX-SODSr, _3. O.  Plans, Elevations, Details and Estimates  furnished when required.  Orders left at Turner & Kirkpatrick'*)  Vernon Street, will receive prompt attention.   12611   JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  Spokane Fails <fc  Northern R'y.  Nelson ���������& Fort  Sheppard R'y.  il to  .cane  Daily_(Except_Sunday)_Between  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 7-30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6-15 p- in.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday aud Fbiday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver aud Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.       ���������*���������  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con  ne.t at Northport with Btage Daily. "  C3-0 to ,  THE BON TON  .FOR  FBESB  EASTERN OYSTERS  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from lp. m. to 6 am-  miss *m:. :_������_:-, r>*r_r*E,*F,*_r.  FROPRIETKI*--.  (230)  T.B.  _ CO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING.  .       SHIRTS,  UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  V-  PANTS,  OVERALLS,  ETC., ETC  30   YATES  STREET,  VICTORIA, B. O.       ������)  ANTOINE MAURIN.  (tail id Bejairii,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-,  .NKW AMD SECOND HAND.  NELSON  (293)  B. O.  FOR SALE.  u. Jul, mi��������� _ _������i������i_.,  .. i-i. ���������  -i.iiiugo of 371 feet. The house contains all  convenience, nnd has a splendid view of the  Lake.   Kor particulars, etc., apply to  G. O. BUCHANAN,  (2SS) Nelson or Kaslo.   ���������  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  '"PAKE NOTICK that Charles H. Ellacott  A. acting as agent for William Perdue ar,d  John Brown and John G. McKay, lias illed the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of tho mineral' claim  "Zilor," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must Hie their  objections with me within UO days from the  date of tho first publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agont.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Feb. 17,189U.     (295,25,2.0)  Notice of Application for a Grown Grant.  NOTICE is hereby given that E. Mahon  has illed thc necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay. _  Adverso claimants, if any. must file thoir  objections with me within 60 days from the  ilrsfc publication of this notice in tho British  Columbia Gazette.  ._,-.. .������������������_-  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelacn, B. C, March 5, 1896.     (307,7,3,6)  Notice of Application for a Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Fletcher, as  agent for John J. Baker and James F.  Burr, has tiled the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant m favor of the  mineral claim "Queen victoria, situated in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenav.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within 60 days from the date pf the  flrst publication of this notice in the British  Columbia Gazette. ^ FITZSTUBBS;  Government Agent  Dated at Nelson. B. C, Feb. 21,1896.   (300,22,2,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that \V. A. Jowett.  acting as agent for Edward Mahon,  has filed tho necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of the  mineral ��������� claim "Yorkee Joke," situated in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay. _  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within t*. days from.the  date of the first publication of this notice in  the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, March 17, 18'JO. [3131  Of  THE partnership heretofore existing be-  X twecn 1. B. May and Horace Duhainel  carrying on bui-iiicssas barbers at Nelson, B.U.  has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  The said T. B. May assumes all liabilities  and all indebtedness of the said firm is to be  paid to him.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, _. w     .   ,���������~.  [323] this 31st day of March, 189C,  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cor. -tuiile)* and -illca Street*),  iq-EXjSOisr. ib. a.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Beat location iii Town.   HeniiUfuI Views."  Bar   now   Open   and   Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and   be  Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTh}-9n  B. C, STOCK & MINING EXCHANGE,  LTD., VANCOUVER B. 0,  Call Mining and other stock daily (Sundays and public holidays excepted.)  Forms of application for listing stocks,  lists of authorized brokers and fates of  commission chargeable can be had by  applying to the secretary.  THOS.  WILLIAMSON, Secy.  " (331) -   giirnninTO^^  \ THIS |  I NELSON DRUG STORE |  ^- ���������mn  &���������      PI as a Large and well Assorted       ^  ���������_ o . ___a  I Stock of Paints and Oils I  Cheap for  Cash.  3  ���������^ Inspect Our Stock and Get Qur Prices- 2  fc  ,      Before Purchasing Elsewhere'.' 3  ������ -      247 3  .  Ni_i (TT\      -���������__  ���������TURNER. BEETON & CO. j  Wholesale Merchants Only,    i  -*-_<-  \ Sole Agents  for B. 0. for Brown's g  __*!_        .-. (_������  SCOTCH,  ������������������*s-  i  VICTORIA and NELSON.  (218)  MAJESTIC   STEEL   RANGES,  For Domestic and Hotel Purposes.  MAJESTIC  (Olflltt.  HOTEL SIZES  HAVE  TWO,  THREE OK  FOIB OVENS.  ST-VU TAUlt.S  'll.ltlO.I,  SKOLIM.'S.  KITl'IIE.V  l'TK.VS||_>  McLENNAN, McFEELY & CO.. LTD.  WHOLESALE  HARDWARE AND IRON ANDCSTEEL,  122 COEDOVA STREET, "V"J-__STC30"ar"V__!R.   _3.  C_ .  WAGONS and     ,:,;.V  bob-sleigh!  '*  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  WEITE   *Fd_=l   PRICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  KAMLOOPS,   B.C.    -m;  PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  A B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT  KELLY, DOUGLAS & 00v  -v--__._srcoT_r-v*B*E.. B.C.  "WHOLESALE    GROCERS    AND   DIRECT  ���������_ IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars. Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Etc.       .  Prompt Attention to All Orders.  *       [3M1   THE DIPLOCK  LIMITED.   WHOLESALE ���������  ALBION IRON WORKS Go, LIMITED  IE JSTG-in^T^EE-RS.-  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS,     c * * ..**     -  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND "     .  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC., ' "  -     - FISH CANNING   AND. MINING   ���������  .   MACHINERY, H1DRAULIC GIANTS, ,  *    "      *       r* -      PIPES ] AND SINKING   PUMPS FOR .MINES-  French .Ranges, Stoves, Grates,' Etc. I!  SOLE AGENTS FOK HENKY   It.  W'OKTIIIM'TOyS   STEAM   1*1 MPS   A\D   I.V_EK.������OLI,  KOtIK UUILI.   CO.'S ST-l.M   KO<K  IIKILLS.  No 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DRAWEE 12  YI.T0EIA, B. C  (205)  hw Dealers ii Stationers!  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ��������� SOLE AVEST* -OK ���������  Brin_meacr& Nordheimer Pianos. ���������  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Oases. .  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and,  Twine. i(125)  M. R. SMITH ���������%��������� CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers. .  WBITE    __TO_R,   PEICE   LIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (^)  j THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1896.  ii,'.  Ji r  I'!;'  111  fc*3_*>t*_.!I������3  51N  MON  TIE  WED  mu  m  SAT  m.  *>*g������  q_S������.  /  2  3  4  J  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  Id  14  15  16  17  m  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  26  29  30  <0������  *&.  ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.  VV. J. K., Gall, Ont.���������There are two  Mining Exchanges in B. C. one at  Victoria and the other at Vancouver.  The secretary of the former is F.  Elworthy and of thelatter Thos. Williamson. There are several good looking prospects on the market, and  many that it would be as well to leave  alone. We cannot advise on. these  matters.  CORRESPONDENCE.  have hisrh recommendations from competent authorities in England as to experience and competency in hospital management.  I may add Mr. Editor that the hospital  is now full of patients and that the fundi  in the hands of the Directors for the  treatment of non-paving patients have  been long since exhausted. Until the  Board-has had a chance for financial  recuperation it will be impossible for  them to admit patients who are not  entitled to the privileges ot membership  unless tbe maintenance of such applicants is fully provided for in advance. I  nm Sir, Your obedient servant,  .G. O. Buchanan,  President K. L. G. H. Society.  SOUTH   AFRICA.  Latest Intelligence.  The Xelson Hospital.  To the Editor.  Sir,���������At a meeting of the Board of  Directors of tbe Kootenay Lake General  Hospital held on March 2_th. A resolution waa 'passed directing the secretary  to write to each of the three physicians  resident in Nelson requesting them io  undertake tha duties of hospital attendance for. terms of one month each in  rotation.  At a meeting of the Board held on  April 14th the secretary reported that he  had   sent to Drs.   LaBan, Arthur and  Symonda the following letter.  Kootenay Lake Qeneral Hospital Society  March 26,189������.  . Dear &ib,���������At a meeting of the Directors of the above Society a resolution was  unanimously passed as follows;. That the  secretary write the three resident physic-,  ians of Nelson-asking them to undertake  the duties of physicians tothe hospital  for one month each in rotation for the  next 12 months at an honorarium of 825  per month.  The Board of Directors are anxious to  secure tbe hearty cooperation. ot the  physicians of Nelson with a view to pnt-  tingthe hospital in as efficient a state as  possible. They are unable to offer what  tbey consider adequate .enumeration,  .wing to tbe financial condition ofthe  Society but they trust that you will be  willing to aid, as much as possible,, a  work of such reoognized usefulness, and  public benefit. Au early expression of  your views will much oblige,  .   Yours truly,  W. A. Jowktt,'Hoik Sec.  :. To this letter replies have been received  as follows.  Nelson, April 14,1896. ,  Mb. W. A. Jowktt,  Nelson, B.C.  ... BJy Dear Sir;���������In answer to your  letter of March 26th I would say: that  while I think the resolution of the Directors of the Hospital therein contained, re  medical attendance, is impracticable. I  . am willing to give it a trial provided the  other physicians of tbe town are also willing to do tlie same, but that I am led to  believe they will not do. The scheme  proposed would render the drug bills  unnecessarily large because it would  necessitate the sending of allprescriptions  "t6~~dfhg stores, or the currying of a very  considerable stock of drugs at tbe bospi-  ��������� tal, as no two physicians would use the  same remedies, the same may be said of  the question of equipment although in  that matter the difference would not be  '���������o great''  .. Iu tbe place of. the scheme proposed I  have nothing better'to recommend than  something similar to tbe proposition  contained iu my letter to the Board  under date of Feb. 10th, bnt, if as I am  informed, a private hospital is about to  ' be established iu Nelson, I should not  . care to undertake the management of the  hospital alone under that arrangement.  I tbink it possible that another physician  might consent to join me in some such  scheme - provided - the Board or a committee thereof made the proposition.  I nm very willing to aid the Board in  its efforts to place the hospital upon a  better footing, but I think an arrangement should be made whereby the  medical attendants, for after all the h<*uvy  part of tbe work must fall upon them,  could receive a fair remuneration for  their work in case the institution were  madi* a success, I am,  Yours very truly, ,  E. 0. Arthur.  Nelson, B. C, March 31,1896.  Dkar Sir,���������In reply to your letter of  the 26th iost. I beg to state.tbat I must  r.spectf ully decline at present to give my  services on behalf of your Society to an  indetiuite number of people on the. terms  ���������you mention.   I am "dear sir,  Yours faithfully,  G. H. H. Symondb, M.D.  To Mb. W. A. Jowett.  No reply was received from Dr. LaBau.  A committee of the Board was appointed  to confer with Drs. Arthur and Symonds  iiaii to ascertain if there was any practicable basis upon which thsy would jointly  undertake tbe hospital work. These  gentlemen a^ter talking the matter over  fully with t!:e committee nud taking time  lo _j_-ii!-i; replied that they could not  -UErgefit nny -itch-basis.  Iu view uf-this result the Board have  ������u< borized a committee consisting of the  . prti-idt-ui, secretary and tiuance committee) to o>iuiunuicate with any qualified  physiei-ii resident or dou.resident and if  ' possible to si-euro one who will reside at  the hos, itul aud jiivo primary attention  to its inmate*.  The Board ��������� has engaged at a very  mo'lerate te.'iunu-r.itian Mr. and Mr.**-  Binney, late of Leeds, England to  take the positions of house steward and  matron, they to enter upon their duties  opon the 25tli inst   Mr. and_4r_.Blar*_ey  It is probable that homeward-bound  troops from India will be landed at  Cape Town .  ,  London.���������The situation in South  Africa continues to absorb a large  hare of public attention and apprehensions for the safety of Englishmen  in Matabeleland and particularly in  Buluwayo, are not abated. There is  an appreciable sense' of relief over the  news that a supply train from Mafliking has got through to Buluwayo and  that reinforcements of Imperial troops  from Mafeking ate being rapidly  pushed forward to the relief of t.he  place which is to all intents and purposes beleaguered, being so closely  invested by the natives that numerous  skirmishes are occuring almost in Vhe  outskirts of the town. Friends of l;he  people in Buluwayo, and this includes  so far as sentiment is coucerned, i<ll  Englishmen, are relieved to hear that  iio extensive movement is planned at  present against the natives. Th.'re  have been grave tears that the whites  would be.rash and invite a disaster.  Mr. Duncan has telegraphed to Earl  Grey from Buluwayo that owing to i:he  extensive employment of barbed wire o,nd  mines loaded with dynamite the inhabitants of the beleaguered town think they  have made themselves safe from attack.  President Kruger's reply to . Mr.  Chamberlain's invitation to bim to visit  England is friendly, but it does not iid-  van ce matters at all. The president says  that he cannot ask the volksrand for permission to go to London until a basis for  the discussion of affairs is settled.  Recent telegrams announce two sharp  skirmishes with the Matabele at Buluwayo. In the latter an African corps attacked and stormed a native stronghold  with great courage.  NEWS OF  THE   WORLD.  BIMETALLISM.  Brussels, April 20.��������� A bimetallic con  ference, called with the view of paving  the way to international negotiations  on the subject assembled here today.  Delegates from Germany, the United  Spates, Great Britain, France, Austria,  Russia, Belgium, Denmark, Holland  and Roumania were present.  IS CANADA LOYALV  The following stirring lines by _ I r.  Clive Phillipps-Wolley are very apt nt a  time, when Canada is offering troops to  aid the old country in fighting ber  enemies. This poem is published in the  Spectator.  Is Canada loyal?   Who dares to ask!   Arc your  colonists' veins  Ducts for some colorless fluid, or red with thc  blood that stains  The bosom of all the earth  from   Plassy  to  , Krugersdorp Plains!  Blood that is hot from the north, fresh with the  salt of the 6ea,  Strong with the  strength of sires who have  never been auuht but free;  True with tho truth of those whoso creed has  been loyalty.  We, who have won you a world, from the pole  .   to the boundary line.  Through" the land of the lakes from the east, to  the land of the Douglas pine.  Hewing our road-with the axe, winning our  wealth iu the mine.  Have we seemed to- forget?   Here where our  foremost fleet  Rides on the stlf same wave tbat rolls to the  ' Russians' feet.  Named in the name of the Queen is tbe town  where our Parliaments meet.  Do you think  Look where  And  God! how we we love you still!  in thc hours of gloom  Therccoine. no whisper of home?  our dead And room!  Are  those.native    flowers    that  Heather, Rose and Broom.  you  Those who have stayed may not hear thc bea  of their hearts in the crowd;   .  We of   the prairie hear, and are not to bo  bought or cowed;  British in Britain's van,'have we no right to be  proud?  War?   We would rather peace, but Mother, il  tight you must,  There be none of your sobs on whom you can  lean with a surer trust;  Bone of your bone are we, and in death would  be dust of your dust, .    ,   .  MINIUG NOTES.  Arthur Cecil the well known actor is  dead.  It is reported that Port Arthur will  shortly be formally ceded to Russia.  Li Hung Chang has gone to Russia  to attend the coronation of the Czar,  Captain Lothaire who was charged  at Bombay with th'* hanging of Mr.  Stokes a British trader on the Congo  has been acquitted.  At the recent elections in Madrid  there were more ��������� votes polled than  there are voters on the list.  In the billiard contest at Salem,  Mass., between Schaefer and Ives, in  the first game at balk-line billiards,'  Ives defeated Schaefer, 300 to 230. The  second game, at cushion carroms, Ives  won at 100 to 40.  The death of Baron Hirscb the great  Vienna banker is reported. The Baron  was a great sportsman and was one of  the principal supporters of the Turf in  England. Besides rivalling the Roth-  childs as a financier, he almost equalled  them in his charities which were lavish.  He was an intimate friend of ine  Prince of Wales. He is one of the  millionaires reported to be a shareholder in ihe Lillooet, Fraser River &  Cariboo Gold Fields, Ld.  CANADIAN NEWS*  The yearly subsidy now paid to the C.  P. R. by the Dominion is $454,000.  Lieut. Col. Denison of Toronto who  went to Egypt in command of lhe Canadian voyageurs is dead.  A family named Achilles living in  Georgeville, Quebec have suddenly found  themselves heirs to property in New York  valued at 850.000.000.  An explosion of gas recently occurred  in the Merchants Bank at Gait, Ont., by  which four of the employes were injured.  The sufferers are manager Jarvis, and  Messrs. Nesbit, Crookalland Hyde.  In August last Bandmaster Baily of  the Queens Own Regiment at Toronto  was convicted by a magistrate ..of an infringement of the Lords Day Act by  holding Band Concerts on Sunday. On  appeal Chief Justice Armour quashed  the conviction saying that if it was sustained any church organist was liable to  be fined for an infringement of the act.  Three men while hunting seals oh an  ice floe off the coast of Newfoundland  drifted out to sea. Two were rescued,  but the third died from cold and exposure  A late despatch announces that 28 men  have been cm i iwt oii by the drifting ice,  but it is supposed that some of them  may have landed on other parts of the  coast. A steamer with 200 men on board  is missing.  I [Sir William Van Horne states that  Canada's most pressing needs are; First���������  A vigorous immigration policy to _. be  carried out by u special commission.  Second���������First class Atlantic mail and  passenger Bteamship service. Third-  Protection of the interests of the Dominion in the mining districts of Southern  British Columbia.  ANOTHER DIVIDEND.  The War Eagle Company have declared another dividend of 5 cents pier  share, equalling $25,000. This is the  fourth dividend this company has  paid, the total amount divided among  the shareholders being $157,000.  Hotel  Crescent  Josephine St��������� Nelson.  : Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders.  MBS, MAY HARTSON  |338* Proprietress.  NOTICE OF TENDERS  The Hall Mines Ltd.  SEPARATE SEALED TENDED- WILL  be received up to noon on Saturday, 2nd  May, at the office of tho Company, Nelson, B.C.  for the following works:  1. Putting in a Railway Track Scale.  2. Excavating and grading for about 400 feet  of track.  3.'Crib work. ' .       .  Plans and specifications may be "seen at the  office of the Company.  Thc lowest or any  tender   not necessarily  accepted,  HENRY E. CROASDAILE,  " (337) Coin. Manager.  James Lewis & Sons Circular states  that as an, instance of the quantity of  copper required for the transmission  of pow.ro by electricity, it is .slated  that in the long distance plants installed by the General Electric Co. in  the United States during 1895 over 1200  miles of copper wire were used, representing about 600 tons of copper  . The total production of copper from  the Kearsage Mining Co., of Lake  Superior for. 1895 was 973 tons, at ji  cost of 9.22 cents per lb. = The Oscola  Mining Co. produced 3135 tons at a cost  of 8.75 cents.  The Butte & Boston Co., of Montana  has parsed'in to the hands of receivers.  Its $25 shares were recently quoted  at $1.75.  The North Star Mining Co. of the  Lardeau has signed a contract for the  disposal of its seasons output to the  Great Falls Smelting Co.  D. W. Skinner brought an interest-  specimen of quartz containing small  nodules of graphite to our ottice on  Wednesday. It was obtained from  the.well known ledge that crosses the  river at the bridge.  The hanging wall in the Gold Drop  claim at Greenwood camp has at last  ��������� ���������(vn struck. The ledge is foiind to be  120 feet wide.  J. J. Malone of Nelson has bought  3-16 of Nelson Demer-; Gopher claim on  Cariboo crack for $1000  ���������WHOLESOME  2 Ounce Can  Sold tor 2i>  Ceuis.  Largest De-tand _____ Canada.  (24*  J.  M.   CAMPION,   SfiCRETARY-TREASUREfe  Telephone 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager.  Telephone 449.  B, C, IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOLI*  M AXUFACTI'KEIt- OF THE  Kendall Band Mill,  B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and Harbor Dredges,  King Ditching Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  AtJEXTs -TOB  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove."  GENERAL    FOUNDERS,    ENGINEERS,  BOILER   MAKER-,  and Manufacturer of  All CLASSES   ������F MACHINERY.  Snw Mill nnd  Mtuine "Work a  .. Specialty.  AIL WORK GUARANTEED.  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of Engineers'and Mill Supplies, i-ipe  und Fillin.K,  Brass Goods,  Steam -'it tings, Elc.  Estimates for Boilors r.*id engines  on application,  Mnil  Orders   Receive       Prompt  Alt. n tion.  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND WE8TMINSTER  Telephone 318.  AVENUE.  P.O. Drawer TCI  VAJ^TOOU ViiJE, _B. O.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company at Vancouver, and are contingent upon strikes, Occidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  KARN PIANOS  Cabinet Grand.  SEVEN YEARS GUARANTEE. - EASY PAYMENTS.  RAYMOND'S SEWING MACHINES.  Watch Repairing a Specialty,   All Work Guaranteed.  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  1(238)  GILKER $ WELLS.  MOEE  JX^TW  Gr-OOIDS-  SUITS!  S_B*RC3-"__IS-  CHBVOITS,  T'W'E'EiaS.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SIFECI-A-Xi TO THE TZR-AJDIE-  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 FOB  30 DAYS  Kaslo  & Slocan   Railway*  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West. Daily Going Kast.  Leave 9.00 a. m.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.36 a. ni.   South Fork      "     3.15 p.m  "    9.36 a. m.   Sproule's ������������������     2.15 p.m  "     9.51 a, m.   Whitewater      "     2.00 p.m.  "   10.03 a.m.   Bear Lake *      1.48 p.m.  "   10.18 a.m.   McGuigan        "     1.33 p.m.  "   10.30 a.m.   Bailey's "      1.21 p.m.  "    10.39 a.m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m.  Arc.   10.50 a, m.   Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   .pply at th  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING, W. H. McGRAW.  (261)   Traffic Manager. Superintendent.  *  SUIT % TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITb, FANCY WORSTED, $35,00 DP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP.   A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO  (LIMITED)  TIME OARD No. 9.  In Effect March IStta, -18M.  BEVEL-TOME  ROUTE-Sleaner"NaliMp'  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Robson  Sundays, Tuesday_> and Thursdays at 8 p. m.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp, "Wigwam and  Canadian Pacific Railway points (east and  west) Monday., Wednesdays and Fridays at  * p. m.  Connection is made at Robson with C. & K.  Ry. (or Nelson and Kootenay Lake points and  with Str. "Lytton" tor Trail and Northport.  TBAIL-ROBSON  BOUTE.  Steamer "Lyttou."  Leaves Trail for Robson on. Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a. m., returning  to Trail same evening.  Close connections nt Robson with Str.  "Nakusp" for Nnkui-p and Revelstoke and  with C. & K. Ry. for Nelson and Lake points  NORTHPOBT-TBAIL  BOUTE  steamer  "lyUon."  Leaves Trail for Northport on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.  Returning leaves same days Northport fo  Trail at 1 p. in., arriving at Trail 5 p. m.  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N. Ry.*'  for Spokane.          NElSON.JiASLO ROI'TE.-'-Str NeI������on."  Lcaves Nelson for Kaslo, Sundays at  . p. m.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p. m., Wednesdays at 5.30 p. in., Thursdays at 5.30  p. (ii., Fridays at 5.30 p. m.. Saturdays at 5.30 pi  m. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdnya with N. & F. S. Ry. nt Five Milb  Point and with C. & K. Ry. on Wednesdays  and h ridays for Kaslo and Lako points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays -at 8  a. in., Mondays at. 3 a. m., Wednesdays at 3 a. m., Thursdays at 8 a. ro.,  Fridays' at 3 a: m., Saturdays at 8 a. m.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays at Fivo Mile Point with N. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane and at Nelson with Columbia  & Kootenay Railway for all C.P.R. points, Arrowhead, Nakusp and Trail.  Thc right is reserved to change this schedule  at uny. time-Without notice.^  For tickets, raujs, etc., apply at Company's  oflice, Nelson.  T. ALLAN, .  Secretary.  J. W. TROUP,  Manager.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAILWAT  _A_._srr> aoo paci*fic eotjte.  t Route to  Pacific Coast ill Eastern  Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Lonis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  E-A-TES T-B-Ej XiO"Wr_EIS-?.  Greatest Variety ol Bootes, Bail ol Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at, 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON,    .    H. J_. MACDONELL, GEO. MoL. BROWN,  AKC.t. Nelson,       Trav. Frgt. and Pass, Xgt., Nelson.      Hist. Pass. Art.Vancouver  TEA!    TEA!    TEA!  We know you have tried many times to buy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried o*ur; Tea in  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in praise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  NORTHERN  ll    PACIFIC R, R,  R  UN      ���������'#���������"  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Carsy  Totirist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  /ST. PA-Z  MI_V_*iEAPOU-  Diri_l*.H  FABGO  C-UND   FORKS  CBOOKSTO-T  U.EIE-A and  BUTTE  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  (*S8)  CHICAGO  WASniNGTOKT  PHILADELPHIA  NEW YORK  BOSTON nud all  Point. East,  "West and South.  *  For information, time cards, maps and ticket  call on or write  ,     . H. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash  ������r  A. D. CHARLTON,  .   As*. Cmf. Past. Agent fitrtlem*, Ortf  *���������-'


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