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 THE MIHUS IN KOOTENAI ARE  AMONG THE HIGHEST IN  AMERICA  V^fe      THE OBES AEE HIGH-GEADE IN  "'*   " " GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  ���������������������������'. AND' LEAD.'   ":   ;   -.  Whole Number 298.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, May   2,  1896.  Price Five Cents  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOltK.  April-      25      27      28  SII.VKR.....C7J...68 ...08..  Lka"'.....300...300...300.  (Brokers' Prices.!  29      30  .68-...08  May 1  ...������8  .300...300...300  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  UETURNSFOR 1896 UP TO DATE  OBE TREATED IN KOOTKNAT.  5,703  At. Nelson;   At Pilot Bay   OBE EXPOBTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp.   Trail Creek ������old ore)   To     Tons   ..11.000  10,709  4,025  2,493  3,085 10,203  20,972  FKOD-CK OF SMELTJSKS.  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte   Pilot Bay. silver lead bullion   Trail Smelter      TONS  ..���������59.  .. 8?2  ..   88  ii������o<r  Zilor���������J Brown to W Perdue 1, $150.  f! R & O -J Ruil and h H Merrill to K D  Brown 1-3.  OKIE Q-J Itcil and L H Merril to H P Toronto. 1-3.  C B & Q-A Bloomquist. to F It Twigg, 1-3.  C B & Q-H P Toronto to F R Twigg 1-3.  April 14-  Grand View���������W Clatty lo G McGauchcy 1  $37.50.  Hudson���������F Hugon to F J Walker 1-3.  lloyal���������J'C Devlin to V Burns 1-3. 840.  Silent Friend���������G Wassliolm to E Stevenson,  ���������250.1.  Green Crown���������B It Ostrander and W H  M>*ad to T K Clark $1700.  Gold Bonanza���������K H Hughes to H M Casey 1-8  |200.  Hudson-F Huge- to W II Bell 1-3.  Hudson���������FHiigcn to Geo Winter 1-3.  Ruth���������It Noill to A J Duncan J.  Kuth-K Neill to W E Leigh \.  Confederate h  Esmeralda J���������B  Rollins to  Siegel Boyd, $150.  Gold   King, Nugget, Pittsburg, Echo No 4.  ( Mispickc 1. Florence, Gopher, Now Girl   and  Bloonior���������D Stussi to Adelia Stussi.  Dakota���������O Johnson to Victor Carr, \.  Dakota���������.7 LoBlancto Victor Carr k.  Hughes���������H SOakley toC Liftchild \.  Gold Bug No 2-M R Galusha to C Liftchild  1-8.  Gold "Ronanz-���������L B B.irkcr to"W H Samson  1-8 $300.  St Croix���������B Perkins toE S Topping _ $2o0.  San Francisco���������M Salmon, T P O'Farrel and  J Maloney to W \V Dines, ������25,000 as follows:  1500 cash; Juno 18 $500; July 18 $500; Oct. 18  $11,730; April 18 1897, $11,750.    "  NEW- LOCATIONS.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  OKE SHIPMENTS.  Retnrni Since LuHt *V������e  '��������� VIA NOKTH1-ORT.  April 1-30��������� tons  War Eagle to Smelter, Mont:    225  April 15-  Lo Itoi to Tacoma.  ...  Ill  March  ���������   Skyline to Pilot Bay    355  721  MATTE AND BULLION.  April 25-30-  Hall Mines'(Mattel.  51}  April 27 30-  Pilot Bay-  to Aurora [BulUoii]...v..';'v    80  1314  MINING BECOHDS.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  I'  April 25-  Irene���������J J J Driscoll to W Feeney, k-  W K Gladstone���������W Feeney to J J Driscoll, \  $615.  April 29-  Last Hope���������E G Travcrsy  to S J Mighton, J,  $500.  Magpie���������George II H Johnson to Robert S  Lennie and ET h Simpkins, $500.  NEW DENVER.  April 16-  | (C Murphy, H Provoat and P M Sclionberg  agreo to bond to  Chas T Dunbar 1 interest iu  1 Two Friends for $37j>80, and privilege of bond-  lug Dunda. or Black Princo for $l'.,5op.  April 17��������� -  Cinderella���������It M McLachlan to A McFaddcn  NELSON. ������  April 28-  Crownof Engliind���������Chas Engberg, cast fork  of Cottonwood Creek. _, _,.  VVinnipcg-li J Elliott, e rork Anderson Ck.  April 29-  StMary-S L J F Poitras, J mile  west of  lloyal Canadian.  NKW   DEN'VKR.  April IB-  Polly���������Robt. Sharp, Springer croek.  April 18-  Daniol���������J Donnelly, near Sandon.  April 20- ���������  11. L��������� E C Weaver; Adjoining Carbonate.  KASLO.  April 12���������  Twilight���������Wm White  Mabel.  April 13-  Last Chance���������Olay Anderson.  April 15-  Royal Queen���������U Olesen, ,,  April 16-  Mutual���������Luke Swcetser.  April. 18-  Woga���������E Soderberg. ,,  Baldwin���������Same.  April 20-  Lardo-J M McPhoe and A Cummings  April 21-  Laura���������A D Westley.  Esther May���������D S Carnes.  a   relocation of the  J  Smith to J M Winters J.  Black Rock���������W L  1150  April 20-  Bunkcr Hill 1 Two Friends  i Buck Horn \  Maud S J-VV J Hoar to Chas T Dunbar $2000.  Two Friends, Black Prince,  and Dundas���������  Richard Marpole records notice of interest.  An agreement of O D Hoar to prospect tor H  . Marpole.  POUT OF NELSON.  Customs Returns for April, 1U06.  Statement showing the value ot goods  imported aud exported nt the Port ot  Nelson for the month of April, 1890, and  the revenue collected.  'TM-OUTS.    $50,530 00  ..-. 11,181 00  Dutiable   Free   Total Imports.  KEVENUE.  Duty Collected...  Other Revenues.  $G7,711 00  $10,550 40  113 50  Total Revenue 510,003 90  EXPORTS.  72,934 00  75,414 00  The Mine, Ore 1012 tons.  ���������"    Bullion and Matte  KASLO.  Ayo8omito, Gem _ad Independence-* B Hos-  ford to C It Holmes l-2i $383.  AHills\d.-W J Adams to Frank RTowns.nd J  9200,  April 20-  Sllvor King-  Silver King-  -McAnn to Bongard i  -McPhee to D W Moore ) $10,000.  ABluf Grouse.and  War Eaglo-Dolquist to  A|S!_^**&-W_������er to Lapp. all.  April 24-  UandA  Total Mine   The Forest ���������    Animals and their Produce...  Manufactures.   '$148,378 00  30 00  257 00  700 0������  Total Exports.  $149,407 00  THE WEATHER.  -Asselin to Rogers, all.  BOSSLAND.  During the week the weathei has  been wet and stormy, with a low bar-  o__ieter__ Jl is noticeable that it \stbv^  "lirst week entirely free "from host.  TIIKRMOMETEH.  Min...  Kootenay   Star���������D O  April 17-"    <���������  Happy Thought and       .  Ncal to G W Urvuhart, I in each $50- n n  Happy  Thought and  Kootenay  Star-D O  Neil to A M McLennon . in each 1M>.  Comet No 2-E Burns to H E���������Cover.  Comet No 2-H H Cover to VV Bennison.  come, wo <_ ������ Finlaison and J  *H Finlaison ('and J H   .41*   :*5������   42������   .31������.   .38������   39i   37^  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours.  April 20-Max.  *'     27���������'  "     28-  "���������   29���������    '   ���������  ".   30-  May   1���������  ..65������  .00������  .50������.  o9������  .55������  .51������  .59������  BOWING CLUB.  Emerald _-T S  H Adams  Young  America���������*W  -Adams to T S Potts.  J udgo���������Chas" Bates to J W Parker and E L  Clark, $37,  April 18-  Littlo Maud i,J-1)"J,��������� CO Lalo'ndetoWM  Newton.  Little Maud }, J D J-J Edgren and J Vogcl  to VV M Newton.  .  Consolation���������E L Tate to W A Ritchie J.  "Blackhawk and Welcome,   Stranger���������A I)  Railton to Robert Miller (Trustee)  Old Spot���������Finley, McDonald to F C Loring  $700.      ���������  April 20-  White Bear���������Rose Thompson to JY Cole i  . $500  White Bear���������E S Topping to J Y Cole J $2,500  Silent Friend���������G WaBsholm to HVV.Bodey i  Nugget Fraction���������C A Griswold to J B Sanborn,  A meeting of the Bowing Club was  held in the Fire Hall on Monday to receive tenders for the boat house and  boats. There was a full attendance.  The Vice President, Mr. Selous explained  that although this matter had originally  beeu left to the committee, it was  thought advisable to bring the matter  up again before the club. Members  again showed their confidence in the  committee by passiug a resolution leaving the whole matter in their hands.  They were further authorized to; speud  an extra ������60 in getting 34 feet iutttead of  28 ft boats. The contracts will not be  let until the members have taken up the  debentures for which they have signed.  A SEW HUSH.  ���������,,'   OOA.T  KIVER.  [From our own Correspondent.]  George A. Keefer has arrived in the  valley.  An expert will be scut up iu a few days  to report on the ivy claim.  Mr. Stoess and party are still at work  surveying the Kaslo & Slocan Company's  land. "  ���������  Arthur Foster with the floating dredge  "Calgary" isliuishing. up the croas dyke  at the Line.  Two parties seut out by capitalists from  Butte will visit Goat River camp in early  part of May.  Joseph Anderson is waiting for some  necessary machinery when he will start  up the ditcher "Alberta" on the bank of  the Kootenay.  Oekonook, Idaho, has a new storekeeper Mr. Peterson. Quarrieville,  opposite, will have a new saloon, The  Last Chance, by Fred Fisher, in a few  days.  W. P. Sloan and W. Couch discovered  a very promisiug copper claim on St.  Patrick's day. No returns yet from assay  oflice but expected daily. The ore looks  as it it might go pretty high.  The weather we are having of late is  the coldest experienced at this time ot  year by the oldest inhabitant. If it  continues for a couple of weeks or so  longer we may expect a flood similar to  that of two years ago.  J. C. Bykert Jr., is first as usual, all  his planting and seeding having been  finished two weeks ago. He has had his  ateam launch fitted up during the winter  and she is now "a thing of beauty and a  joy forever."  Contracts in connection with the dyking scheme have been let to Sam. Smith  of Boundary Line, Idaho who will have  between 20,000 and 30,000 yards to fill in,  to Clark Quarrie, at Boundary who has a  big job, and to Albert Jefferson who will  finish up his contract commenced last  fall.   These fills completed it is expected  the water will be kept out of the meadows  covering an area of about 7,500 acres.  It is not known whether the A. & B. C.  Exploration Co. intend to extend their  operations in the dyking line or not this  summer, but they are busy with a lot ot  men and teams turning up the virgin soil  oii the ranche, aud farming generally.  Stock wintered well the company losing  very few, thanks to the hav they were  fortunate enough   to put up   last fall.  Mr. William Henderson is manager of  of the ranche.  Inhabitants, miners and prospectors  venture to hope that the Powers will do  a little once in a while to open up the  country. The Fort Steele trail is impassable. The couutry on the north  fork of - Goat - River is teeming, with  mineral and a trail should be built'this'  summer. The total appropriation-  awarded to Goat River district during  the last 4 years amounted to about $180  or thereabouts, so the people think it is  time something was done in the way of  trail building and repairing.  Mining ^operations during the winter  were confined to the Ivy and Welland on  Goat mountain. The former had work  done on it to the extent of a 30 foot  shaft. The ore i. exceedingly rich,  assaying from 99 oz silver aud 81 per  cent lead to 168 oz silver, 79 per cent,  lead aud $1.13 gold per ton. Further  work will be done this summer to determine value of the claim as an ore producer. The Welland owners George  Ross, Johu Fritsch and Albert Jefferson  had-a- G0--foot_tunnel___xi_ven_bnt at last  accounts had not tapped tlie ledge. "They  expect to catch her shortly. This is also  a high grade property assaying wellir  copper and gold besides silver.  ROSSLAND.  It is reported that the Commander is  again bonded, but no details are yet to  hand.  Col. I. N. Peyton has returned to  Spokane from Southern California, where  he has been spending the winter. He  will be at Rossland directly aud will put  a force of men to work Lon the Mountain  View. This claim, which- is on the same  lead as the Josie and Jumbo, is said to  contain a large deposit of comparatively  low grade ore.  The San Frahciso hasbeen bonded by  through ovens. An alteration saving  both time and money will be ellected in  the concentration, so that a very much  larger daily quantity will be available  for smelting.  In order to accommodate the new  furnaces the maiu buildiug will have to  be extended.  NEWS.  AINSWORTH  DESTROYED  SUNDAY.  ON  SLOCAN.  .It is reported that the owners of the  Alamo, Idaho and other claims are extending their property and have bonded  amongst others the Reid and Robertson.  AINSWOBTH.  ' Tom McGovern made a shipment of a  car load of ore to the Pilot Bay Smelter,  this week from the "Little Phil.  A Double Fire Wii>e_   Out Cripple  "     Creek, Colo.  A tire started in McNeill's hotsl, Sun  day night about 11.30 and spread from  there to the Windsor Hotel and from that  to Captain Preston's two buildings. The  next to go was the Ainsworth Hotel and  11 Stalberg's residence.. From there the  to the Vancouver  The Britannia Mining Co. have started , ^^Jb^S, Uildiug   occupied  ,eir concentrator working  this   week,  lion |-^a       lh Tl'.uiing Company ami  their  .. _.    .  having   been   idle   siuce  last   suminei  Their mine is looking better than it ever .  has before.   A "large body of ore being'  struck,   in   making   an   upraise  to get  ventilation.   They expect to take out a  lot of ore this Summer besides concen:  trating what they have on thn dump.  We are without a school again for  want of a school house: The Government should do something to help buiicl  a school house as there are a number o  children here now. and tbe residents will  have all they can do to build their own  houses again.    SOUTH AFRICA.  IAPIEE'S S0RTIE-HEE0I0 DEEDS.  by the Ainsworl...  ���������  Ernest Harrop's  building.    The last I  go  being  H. Geigcrich's  store.   Gieeu  Bros.' old store was   .u lire io half 11  but  was saved by  hard  Anderson wns  with T.  dozen places,  lighting.  Tbe residence ot Mrs  saved by the heroic lire brigade,  J. Lendrum as captain, who gave his  orders from the ridge pole of the house in  a loud and emphatic voice, emphasizing  his orders with a few flowery adjectives.  Everyone in town worked with a. will, as  long as there was anything to save or tire  to fight. The ladies deserve credit *-������������������  the coolness and energy  they  for  displayed  President Krueger Declines to Visit  England.���������Future Probabilities.  Gcorgie-N McGraw to F W Negus.  Speculator-SE Thompson tot VV J. Taj lor  ^Golden Cross and Golden Age-Ben Finnel to  R Mackie, i in each. ,  At-Oanta'-VV Finn to J II Stroh, J $25.  AGolde*T Eagle No 6-Finley McDonald to J A  C1U_io*_0No 2-J Clark to J A OlarK, $100.  .  Camp Bird-J L Hackleraan und J Garrison  *������S_ent Friend-is- Wassholm to E Stevenson i  $150.  Kirkup and Alice No 5���������  ju j..-=         ,V L B(  "  ' '        -���������������������������������������������' "*������������������  Camp Bird���������E L Tate to W  Queen Ann, Esther,  -- ���������*        -J wife  _1������ T _^___    .. ._  Bo-tSn Belle-N Pearson'to K it-art, k $2.50.  a^^^^^wL^^icMi.000  Gladiator-J Reed to N Stuart, J -J250. ..  ,Bo^ton Belie 1-3. Geneva 1-8-.J L t'eterson to  NHatatic Brown-John Earl to W H Mead and  ^rald and $������������. America-J H Adams to  SroS"Colt3i-l66. Gopher, 1-32 St��������� Lawcrence W2  Monitor   1-16,-G   I) Farwell to b  VV Cowan  ^Jorie Mack-A II McKay to L J Burnett 1-8.  Chance-G E Plunder to P A Largsy J  Christinc-F W H Fisher to J L VV arner J.  April 22���������  Georgia-E J Noel et. al. to Hedley Chapman,  $25,000.   $10,000 paid   $15,000 due May 28.  Ethel, Bannock, -.Red Top, Drill, Northern  Light. Le Blanc No 1, 2 and 3. and Elephant���������S  S Bailey to Evening Star Mining Co. 1-10 in  each$5O0.  Butte���������O Youngquist to Ross Thompson 1-3,  $100  Lucky Monday���������J Flanigan to E S Topping i  There is said to be quite an incitement  in the Deer Park.    This beautiful region  is situated on  the eastern shore of the  Lower Arrow Lake about 15 to 20 miles  above Robson.    Its gently rolling'hills  with picturesque clumps of bush gently  leading up to the lofty range at the back  have made it oue of the'favorite views in  all the splendid panorama of the Arrow  Lakes. - Probably ou account of the extreme  mildness  of  its   climate   it   has  alwnvs abounded in  game and hitherto  it has been known only to the hunter  and Iml'.ao.   It was always supposed to  be destitute   of, mineral   wealth.  - Last  year however the wandering prospector  turned his attention to this locality and  lutein   the   fall   tbe  Record   books  at  Nelsou began to show the results of his  investigations.   There .wa3   hardly  any  snow during last winter"and the ground  was clear early this year.     Numbers  of  men have been goitg m and it is now  said that there are at least 150 there  The discoveries consist of free milling  gold quartz, but it is too early yet to say  anvtbing about-the size, continuity,  or  contents, of the veins.  Late last evening we hear that  Messrs.  Topping and Peterson have  bought the  Deer     Park    property    consisting     of  1800 acres from the C P. R-  paid is reported to be ������37,500.  W. Jones representing a yyndicate from  Winnipeg. The amount is $25,G00, pav-  able 8500 cash, ������500 in 60 aud 90 days,  "811,750 in 6 months and one year.  The G. R. -Sovereign claim on the  Look Out mountaiu at Trail has been  bonded to a Montana Syndicate for $35,-  000. The claim is about a mile from the  smelter and in full view of the town  is said to have a strong vein '"*'"*'  turns of 88.50 in gold.  W. H. Mead," who bonded the Hattie  Brown last summer has now made  tinc.1 payment of $1500 and has secured  -i--_ :-���������   ���������;������������������  On Friday, 24th ult., Captain Napier  with 300 men made a sortie from Buluwayo with the object of finding out the  position and strength of the enemy.  Every precaution was taken to cloak  their movements. The advance was ordered to take place soon after midnight,  but owing to some mismanagement the  party did not leave the beleagured town  until 3 a. m.  Just as it was getting light they came  on the enemy  entrenched  in a strong  position at the top of some rising ground:  Napier's column  was   provided  with a  Hotchkiss and  Maxim gun, aud these  were quickly.brought into action and a  perfect hail of bullets poured into the  Matabele ranks.   The savages, however,  were carefully protected   by low   stone  walls which they had thrown up, and the  fire did ~ them   little' or.    no   damage.  Possibly it might have been better  for  tbe British to withdraw   at this point,  but that particular kind of wisdom is not  part of tLe .British character.   It looks  too much like something else. Therefore  Napier ordered tbe advance and with his  small band of cavalry charged the enemy  in their trenches.   A hand to hand conflict   ensued,   in   which  many deeds ot  bravery took place.    Three times   the  charge   was   repeated  in^the' hope' of  breaking through. But the small British  force   had little   chance  of  succeeding  against the thousands of black warriors,  especially as the latter had the advantage  of position.   At one time part of Napier's  force was actually cut off- from the main  body and surrounded with throngs of  the enemy.   The little party,  however,  managed to'fight its way out, one officer  being killed as he lingered to help   a  wounded comrade on his own horse. *  After doing all thatBritish pluck could  the.gallant force withdrew and1 retired  on Buluwayo.  Mr. F. C Selous is out with a party of  50 men, endeavoring to ��������� restore the  broken telegi aphic communications.  London: President Kruger has  declined the invitation to visit London  "on^the-ground-that-his-presence-in-the.  Transvaal is required by the Volksraad. This has cast a damper over the  South African negotiations, although  it is said that the-Anglo-Transvaal  relations will be greatly benefitted by  the decisions "of the Johannesburg  "Reformers" to plead guilty. It is  declared here that this determination  was arrived at by advice from high  quarters and in order not to give the  Transvaal any further annoyance. The  announcements that the counts'against  the prisoners have been abandoned is  interpreted .as indiciiting that the  authorities have accepted the prisoners'  plea as an apology..  The English newspapers continue  to publish stories of the German-Transvaal entente, the arming of the burghers and the erection pf forts, make  calculations of the numbers in South  Africa who would take tbe field, and  estimate of how many British  would be required in case  111-     U--J.1, ,_.._.._-     u        ,.,,,  iu saving goods from the buildings, some  ot them carrying out bundles and trunks  that they would not have been able 10  move at any other time. The fire spread  so rapidly tbat only a small portion of  the bedding and furniture were saved  from any of the buildings, but most  every one'saved their clothing, A. A.  McKinnon beiug tbe heaviest loser, as  building was   not  insured, and he  his -111J.-1UK >"-������ ��������� --  saved very little ot his furniture, as he  was fighting the tire until it was too late  to save inuob. Oue thing that speaks'  well for the houesty of the people of  Ainsworth, is that we have never heard a  complaint from any party of haviog lost  anything that was saved from the fire  lady  had a very mmnntif  One young lady liau a veiy romantic  escape by jumping from the second story  balcony intothe arms of her best fellow,  who happened to be around waiting ior  any such emergency. Nothing less than a  weddiug'Bhouid follow  that.   -  As a proof that tbe people havo  not lost confidence in this town the  steamers came in this morning loaded  with lumber for new buildings. Charles  Olson and A. A. McKinnon, hoth intend  to build as soon as possible. There  should be work for a couple oF good carpenters here now.  The total insurances amounted to less  than $10,000. The Liverpool, Loi.dou &  Globe, the British Americau .-.nd the  Phcfinix had beween them ������4,500 on tho  stock of the Ainsworth House, the Club,  Olson's Hotel and the stock of the Ainsworth Trading Company. McNeill was  insured for 82,000 in the National &  Phoenix (of Hartford) while H. Giegericli  had about $3,000 en his stock.  Last Saturday a fire occurred al Ciipple'  Creek by which one million dollars worth  of property was destroyed. It originated  by a womau throwing a lamp.at her lover.  The lamp hit the stove and the oil  ignited.. Instautly the whole house  was in flames. This was Gough's dance  hall ou Meyers Street. The fire quickly  spread to the adjoiuiug frame buildings  and'theu jumped across Meyers aveiiu.    --  ������������������*���������  the  It  giving re  tbe  red  be  of  of Dr  "from the  the property.   The claim is situated  tween the Homestake and Lily May.'  Mr. Corbin announces that the construction of the Red Mountain railway  will be proceeded with at once, and' that  it will take about four months to finish  it. The line will eDtail a bridge across  the Columbia at Northport and a two  hundred foot tunnel at the head of Sheep  Greek.  The Delaware claim has been bonded  by Messrs. David and Chester Glass. In  I an interview Mr. Glass is reported to  I have said that tne ledge' is 90 feet wide  i and that assays from it went from $_0 to  ! 356 in gold.  A big strike is reported in the main  tunnel of the Josie. - The ore is reported  to be the full width ot the drift.  the  troops  war.  In brief, itis the general opinion that  a serious conflict between the British  and the Boers must come, but the  Transvaal will delay the movement  until fully armed, and Creat Britain  will delay until .he memory  Jameison's .'raid is effaced  minds of the Afrikanders and the  younger, men of the Transvaal are  ready to turn against the so called  antiquated    clique    at   the   head .of  affairs.  ��������� Although: telegraphic communication  is interrupted the feeling of anxiety in  Cape Town is increased by the latest despatches which have come through. According to these the tierce hordes of the  Matabele are drawing . closer round  Buluwayo. They have been further reinforced by other natives and another  large body was moving from Matop-  pobhills to help in crushing the town,  which is uow supposed to be" completely j  surrounded on all sides. There are ]  probably not less than 20,000 warriors I  uow engaged iu the siege  Beuuett avenue. The postofiice  A high wind thwarted the efforts of the  firemen to stop this spread of the tire.  One.million dollars is a conservative estimate of the damage done at this afternoon's lire, though some estimates arc as  high._a.s__wo_million". Tbfi amouat of insurance will not e__ceecl~$250,000.-^-All-  the theatres, dance halls, and sporting  houses are burued. The fire was eventually checked by blowing up buildings  with dynamite.  A second fire occurred on Thursday  last, 29 Aprilby which nearly all that  was left of the City has been destroyed.  It broke out in the Portland Hotel  while lunch was being served, and is  supposed to have originated by the upsetting ot a pan of grease on the kitchen  stove. The whole building was quickly  in flames nnd soon collapsed. The tire  quickly spread to other buildings and  owing to a high wind spread with great  rapidity." The Fire Brigade seem.to have  confined their energies to blowing up  buildings in the vain attempt to check  the progress oT the flames!  At 2 p. m. 100 lbs of giant powder wore  exploded.  By 5.30 p. m. thc  town had practically  ceased to  exist.     Every   business   block  with all the banks, hotels, stores etc. was  destroyed, only a few  buildings  hill being lei t.    The ruined area  from "Warrcu  Avenue  to  the  aDd from A to Third   street.  .I.E.- Boss, ,7.  Gilbo*'ley aud John  Cook were iu town duriug the \vet_k.  Mr. and Mrs. G. 11. Wright, ot Ainsworth, are on a vi_.it to friends at Taconan.  . S. Mighton left on Wednesday for  Toronto. He will be absent about a  month.  Tho new boat uow building at Nakusp  for the C. & K. S. N. Co. will be launched  on Thursday next.  The Nakusp on Friday bror.;;ht down  the second barge load of fun! from Anthracite for Ibe Trail Smelter, this makes  1G0 ton**.  Thc sitting of the County Court in  Nulson is adjourned from Lhe 8th to the  ���������llth of Al ay.  Albert Jeilrys brakeiunn on the Columbiu & Kootenay railway had the misfortune to lose a linger by getting it  jammed the other day.  The last number of the Western World  contaius a long article ou the reclamation  works on thc Kootenay River, ��������� accoin-  ���������pauied by good illusliations.-  In an interview at Victoria Mr. W. E.  Harris stated that the Rueccau had  shipped 890.000 worth of ore during the  winter. The average value was $550 per  ton.  The Steamer Kokanee left this morning with a larga party of excursouists for .  her trial trip.     She will call at all  the  lake points and is expected to return ' to  Nelson this evening about six.  By Wednesday night's train Messrs.  A. C. FlummeiC-et, G. A. Kirk and L.II.  Webber arrived at Nelson. Tbe latter  gentlemen has established himself- at  Rosslaud as agent of the-Pelatau-Clerici  process for saving gold.  Mr. Auson Whealler, cf Kaslo, late  a member of the Manitoba bar, has been  admitted a member of the bar of British  Columbia. He was presented to the lull  court in Victora by Mr. F. B. Gregory on  Thursday last.  Mr. W. Stissman, C.P.R. mining expert, has arrived in Kooteuay for the  seas 11. H<; will visit tl*o newer'camps as  soon as the snow permits, in order to  I report on their probabilities to his  superior officers.  The Baseball Club can find' no better  ground thau the old one. Arrangements'  have been made with the owners of the  -kaling rink by which that building lias  bi-eu removed. The back stop will l>e  moved still further baci_ aud the grouud  impiov.d iu many ways. ,:  Mr. J. B. Hastings of Boise, Idaho who  has been in-ikiug a prolonged examination of the Noble Five on behalf of Mr.  Blackstock and eastern capitalists completed his work nud returned to Nelson  yesterday. His icport'will not be complete;! for -.ine lew days.  Messrs. T. A.-.Mills, Geo. Neelauds aud  S. IT. Cross all well known-Nelson men"  have bonded their claim Mayflower No*.'2  at Rosslaud. "to a svudicate represented *  by Roy Clark of the Le Roi for- $10,000.  ���������Tliey receive ten per cent in cash. The  claim is situated just opposite tho Josie  on Deer Park Mountain.  Mr. Ceperley of. Vancouver arrived in  town yesterday on business connected  with the Ainsworth lire*. Mr. Ward of  Robert Ward <.. Co. of Vicloiia cam. iu,  having come through the Slocan from  Nakusp.- Messrs. W. Brown of the C. P.  R. and Miller of the Excise also arrived.  Rev. G. II. Morden leaves ou Monday  for Kamloops to attend the iiuuual district meeting of the Methodist Church  md will arterwaids attend the B. C.  .Conference of the same chut oh at New  Westminster. He will be absent ^bout  a fortnight duriug which time there will  be-no- preaching- services���������at-lhe-Methrt--���������  dist Church,  but other services.as usual.  It wus 77 yeais last Sunday siuce the  order of Oddfellows was instituted iii  Canada. The occasion was celebrated by  a church parade of the Nelson ludgc, at  the English church. The little edifice  was crowded to excess aud the large congregation listened attentively to a short  pithy aud appropriate sermon from the  Rev. H. S. Akehurst.-  Among the visitors toNelson during the  week was Mr. II. A. Richardsou, manager of the Bauk ot Nova Scotia, at Yarmouth, N.S. Mr. Richardson is a brother  of Mr. George Richardson, of Nelsou.  He is visiting the Kootenay in the course  of a trip through the west, in the company of "Mr. Jacob Hmgny, also - of  Yarmouth, N. S., who is likely to seek  thc suffrage of that towu in the Conservative interest, at Uie coming elections.  on  tho  extends  reservoirs  .,,  Thousands  of people are. homeless and most of them  have lost their all.  ' Mayor Steele has telegraphed to the  Mayor of Denver asking for teDts to  shelter the refugees.  Loss of life appears to have been .small  compared with the extent of the conflagration. Four men are reported killed  aud about twenty injured. Some ot tlie  latter are in a precaiion.3 condition. One  man was shot and killed  by a  constable  liRAVi.ltY -REWARDED.  while caught in the act of looting a burn- j the Royai  Huruaue Society of England  iug building. ���������   j through tbe. agency of Mr. E. A. Powys,  CIIUKCH  NOTICES.  Sunday, "May 3, 1S90.  Methodist Chuhcii,   Corner Silica  and   Josephine  Streets.  U    a.    m.   and   7.30 p.  subject: ���������'Volunteers- *  ject:      '-Called  Back.  Services at  m. Morning  Evening sub-  The   praye  PILOT BAY.  We are informed that it is the intention  of   the   Kootenay   Mining   &   Smelting  Company to erect three new water jacket  furnaces at once  at Pilot Bay. * It  has ,  lbnuK     __  beeu found thatthe ore can  be roasted!  The   price io heaps at the Blue Bell instead of re-  j quiring the slow process of being  passed  The relief force of COO men with nine -JIU,olin��������� on yt jclay evening at So clock,  machine  guns  is   rapidly    pushing  .on ; Kpwt)I.fh L^gue Iv of L. on  lucsday  from Mafeking.    It is closely following ; evei-jIlg At s o'clock,  a large" body  of  natives with whom it      ]-.u1.:SBYTKkiax Chuhcii. Services at  may come up before it reaches the main  body  11 a. in. and 7.30 p. m.  Sundav School  ���������*r  --" " ������. .1,1:,,,. ��������� 11  u.  Ul. nil-. ..<*���������> t       .- **. -        .  If this happens severe lighting; .. ;J()       ]>I.ilveI.     meeting     Ihms-  mav u*. laokeJ. for. It is hoped that the . -.^ ~-_v;,n. *.u 8 ���������. ,���������. Christian  advanced guard of the rebel will re.icu , Kn-deavm Society meets every Monday  Mangwa about May 7th. ' evening at _ o'clock. ,a  m  Our readers will remember that in  October last Mr. Hector Sproat at very -  considerable ' risk to,,his own.lire jumped  off the s.s. Lytton at Trail aud "rescued an  unfortunate, mau who hud fallen overboard. The action was a particularly  pluckv one as the night was intensely  dark "and those who know the swirling  waters ot the Columbia at Trail will  recognize the- bravery of ��������� the mau who  plunged into their icy waves to save a  stranger.  .-The ail'air was brought to.the notice of  Matabele have been defeated with great  loss.  I at 7.30.  of Nelson aud we are glad to notice in au  account   of    the    proceedings   of   that  Society   in   the    latest    edition, of   the"  Loudon  Times that  one of the Society's  I medals has beon awarded to "G. H. Shaw  j Sproat,  engineer of  the s.s. I.jtton.  for  ; saving the life of Rodney Robertson in  ! British Columbia."'  !     l'ossibly ' next to  the Victoria Cross no  ��������� medal is more highly prized thau that of  ; the Royal Humane Society,   for like the  I military decora.inu it is ouly bestowed ou  : those who risk  there  own  lives to save  other..    Both  are the  rewinds of pluck,-"  the  nio.-t   prized   of  :ill Briti.sh virtues.  Only  a  few medals   are conferred each  year and as  they carry honor not only to  "their recipients but in a measure also to  thc district to yvhich be belongs we would  suggest  that  when' the medal arrives its  pi'rseutation   will   be made the occasiou  for some little ceremony aud display. THE  MINER, NELSON, B. C,   SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1896.  BY JOHN ALBKC.  Copyright 1895.  New England country villages which  look liko hives of happy and peaceful  bats aro often nests of wasps. There U  very little honey in them. Within a pap*,  cell tlie wasp cultivates a soft grub which  hardens in timo, and Issues with wings,  a ating and a buzz. This has alwayi  seemed to me a good emblem of one feature in the lives of village communities.  But it ia only one. Thero is on the  other hand unexpected sweetness; there  Is often a natural refinement, more engaging than the manner of city salousj  there is friendly helpfulness, more touching, and as It comes nearer to its object,  more effective than tho charities and  philanthropies of cities. Thero are alM  humble romances, and occasionally, tragedies, acted out on h small stags, before  an audience familiar with the actors and  every incident, and savagely critical or  intensely sympathetic, aa tbe ease may  be.  I chanced to be present at one such entertainment, which lasted for a considerable time, but which I shall condense  into two or three scenes.  The curtain rises���������and I see only two  actors on the narrow stage which is set  with rustic scenery. There is a road,  trees, and, in the distance, water. This  latter looks' as if intended for the sea.  There walk along the road toward, the sea  a young man, tall and stalwart, and a  young woman, also, tall, and of a very  slight figure. Her eyes and hair are dark,  a������d her features are somewhat too sharp  for a handsome face. Her name is Rebecca Champernown. She is the last descendant of ��������� very ancient and famous  family, whose  pride is  almost her only  : inheritance. No one could have believed  that she would fall in love with a fisherman; least of all her mother. But so it  has happened. She loves Reuben Gage,  captain of the Ashing schooner Anna  Sheafe, and they walk together and meet  as often as they can find opportunities.  Those are not frequent, as he is away ���������  large part of the time; and her mother  watches her Coming and going with a  sharp eye and a bitter tongue. As moot  of the villagers are of humble birth and.  fortune, they rather delight in the prospect of seeing one of their own kind  aspiring to the hand of the only aristocratic girl in town.  As Reuben and Rebecca walk along  the road they do not appear to talk much.  She mum oold and distant, but in her  heart is a fire of love that burns more  fiercely the more she represses lt And  she is obliged to repress it, for Reuben la  shy, awkward and undemonstrative. Vet,  in some way, perhaps by her womanly  intuitions, she has discovered  his great,  .-manly, affectionate nature. They have  now been intimate a whole year, and  every ono supposes them lovers and  probably engaged; but in fact tbey have  never yet ezohanged  a word  of  love.  " Roulmri has often been on the point of  ���������peaking, but the right words, the appropriate verbs and adjectives which he is  not much used to handling, failed him,  and something arose iu his throat that:  choked utterance. And Rebecca has waited, eager, a little impatient at times, and  at others almost tempted to speak out  herself.   That, indoed,   is  just what is  .needed; she is conscious of it, and yet���������  "how cau I?''���������she asks herself. Then  she goes home from her Interviews with  Reuben to her room and cries until her  ���������yes are rod and swollen,. and her mother's reproaches follow, and make her life  ���������o wholly niiserable that she wishes her-  t������if dead. ' She recovers herself in a day  or two; looks forward with longing to;  thoir next meeting, which Is always tim-'  ed by his return from his fishing trip,  and thinks matters between them will  surely be settled. She longs for something to happen tbat will decide the question. At other times She almost resolves,  to please her mother, give up the attachment, and die an old maid, as have most  of the women in hor family, too proud to  marry down and too*"' decayed in fortune  and station to marry their equals���������in  genealogy. But no woman ever reasons  ���������against her heart successfully; and sho is  not   going  to   give up Reuben; no,   her  _heart jsjinaltembly,.-! xod,_and _if. she. dies,  an old-maid her affection can never de-���������  ollne.  Reuben Is equally perplexed in his  simple mind; he is sure of only one  thing, tbat is the state of his own,feelings, but he is not able yet to decide  whether Rebecca loves him. Her apparent coldness puzzles him. Ho would  like a sign,  something,   however   slight,  -that would, show him whero ho stood.  Men aro always longing for this sign,  some token, not words, but moro certain,  moro significant, something to treasure  and remember as long as they live.  Of late he has been unlucky" on his  fishing trips in the Ann Sheafe, a small  vessel'which he commands, and of which  ho owns one quarter. Atter the vessel's  expenses wore paid there ha* been little  to divide among the owners. Tho" winter  was coming on and with it the hazardous  and often unprofitable business of trawling. Ho met Rebecca loss and less often.  Somehow, without money, in his pocket  he could n.t enjoy  so   much  boingwith  " her, folt- loss a man and an inequality  be could not explain. Then it was,'ho w-  ������ver, that he discovered the depth of his  attachment. He suffered, wns unhappy,  became somewhat negligent of his business and wondered whut was the matter  with  himself.    His -companions   noticed  - It and rallied him about lt,uud behind his  back expressed themselves in the customary village slang and gossip.  "There's   no   more   flsh in the sea   for  R-ub,"   they said;    "he   is   setting   his  lino on dry  land,   oyer at 'tho Champer-  nown's*,  pretty   dry   it.is."  Small catch  there; a big name and not   enough: cash  to go with it.    He   is   too   good for  her,  anyway; but I hope he will get her if he  wants her and'oome out of   his  dumps. "  Reuben  did  not   rooover    his    usual  spirits,, his good old mother insisted   that  he was not well and needed physic, which  ght>  believed   necessary   for   every   man,  woman and   child   at  least once a  year.  jaud which, sho prepared  every spriug  for  'all the members of her  own '-family  and  some of tho neighbors.  "There's Akuruian's folks,"  she would  .'��������� say,   iu   support   of   her faith, ".I don't  suppose they've physicked for three years';  and seo the whole of   them, what a peaked, yellow lot they are.." ,  Reuben took thu medicine, being a good  , ordenl of a child under his mother's roof.  - obeying1 and yielding to her in nearly all  3f her - whimsies, which were leavened  with much shrewdness and knowledge of  human nature.. .  "Mother," said he, "it does ine n_  ������������������ed, bat I will tafto It to please yo-u."  "My son, yo������ just wait; you've beon  ..hind hand sometime, and it will take a  while to get you beforehand again.  Those herbs never failed in my exprience,  ������nd I've had a good deal in sickness of  M������e sort and another."  "Herbs, mother, are good in their  place. I like the smell of them, but the  asto���������"  "That's just it, my son; the smell Is  | iweet, which shows the taste is good  medicine. It is just like being in love and  marriage; one you liko and the other you  must take, because it is best for everybody and' naturally follows; and sometimes," she added, with a sly look at  Ruben, "it cures love."  "I'm not going to marry never; so you  _ro out of your reckoning there, mother."  "Well, I don't know; your lather before  you said that; so did I���������until 1 was  asked.  Nobody means what they say  when U  love, or rather they mean; just  the other  way.    I think now I know  what  is  the  ; trouble with   yon,   Reuben,"    and   -he  .poured out the dose ahd  gave lt to   bim,  j saying, "it will keep  up  your spirits, at  j _ny rate,   until   Rebecca  gives you some  soothing-syrup���������eh,   my  boy 1-   So, choer  up."  Reuben grew thin and norvous in spite  of the medicine; but he went about preparations for the winter cruising. Bad  luck continued to follow him; small  fares and falling prices discouraged bim  more and more. But the greater his depression the more his mind dwelt upon  Rebecca. In some curious involved way;  he had come to connect his ill luck with  her. His brother fishermen, however,  thought it was all on account of his not  wearing white mittens when be sat and  hauled his trawl lines, it being in that  region of fishing villages tho universal  belief or superstition that white mittens  must be worn to ensure good luck in  winter trawling. But Reuben paid no  attention to what he thought waa a mere  fancy. He felt rather that he was working with a half-hearted energy, and all  on account of his dubious relation with  Rebecca. He determined to see her again  ������nd arranged to see her when her mother  was absent.  "I have come to see you once more," ho  said, on meeting her; "but perhaps I had  better uot come again.''  "Why?" said Rebecca; "are you not always welcome, Capt. Gage f"  "Yes; we never quarrel���������and we never  get any farther along from ono time to  another.''  This" was more than he had ever been  able to say before in regard to thelt personal relation, and he was frightened at  himself. So he began again from what  bethought was another point; yet, as out  of the fulness of the heart the mouth  speaketh, he could not help betraying his  true feelings.  "I'm not getting on very well now;no  luck, no money, and the Anna Sheafe  getting in debt. I thought _. would tell  you, though I do not know as you will  care"  "Yes, I do care���������very muoh, Capt.  Gage. I knew something was the matter, and I heard ;��������� from one of the village  gossips it was because you neglected or  sneered at. the custom of wearing whito  mittens as the other fishermen do when  setting their trawls. Do you think it is a  silly superstition?"  3 "Yes, I do, in tho main."  "So do I When I reason. At othor  times I half believe in it There is something at the bottom of all common customs and beliefs, which, when harmless,  it is just as well to accept. Our little village would be very dull and uninteresting without them."  ���������'."I have no particular objection to  white mittens," Reuben replied, "only I  do not happen to" have any."  "I though as much. You would wear  them if you had them?"  "Why, yes, I should."  Rebecca disappeared for ������ moment and  returned holding out a pair of snow-white  mittens  '' There, I made them for you. I had to  guess at the size; most girls wouldn't  who have���������brothers"���������she said, archly.  Lot me try them on;" and, she pulled  ono over Reuben's hand but beforo she  could adjust the other, his hands in some  manner had become inextricably entwined about her waist Then they sat down,  snd.completed the trying on again and  again. They fitted; but Reuben never  wore them afte rward. He. hung them up  M a sacred trophy over -he littlo mirror  Inthe- cabin^ of** his - vesselr And ho had  thereafter good luck enoujgh.  ; Bird* that Dance.  Birds have taken tp dancing, or rather  they have recently been detected fn the enjoyment of this gay and festive. practice '  In this month's magazine of the Si-borne  Society, "Nature Notes," evidence on the  subject is collected which seems to place  this entertaining feature beyond doubt.  Dr. .Tnpp declares that the bower-bird of  America is notorious for these dissipations'; the American grouse and "prairie  fowl aro equally given to "this" form., of  gayety, "and people who have seen the  performance say lt is one of the . most  i amusing sights in the world."  I <��������� .." The American grouse first prepares its  i ball-room by boating down tho gr.tss floor  ' with its wings, the hall being left surrounded by rustling grass and golden asters. ' Morning and evening a party assembles here, with pirouettes, and court-  osys. By twos aud fours thoy advance,"  bowing their heads and dropping their  wings; then thoy recede and then advance  again, and turn on their toes, swelling their  feathers and clucking gently. Surely they  mast have-a dancing master."  Mr. Lord'give's a description of a dance  of prairie fowls that he saw of an equally  astonishing kind. All which makes us  wish that some of these lively birds could  ..' be mportcd to teach the Iiondon sparrow a-  reel or u waltz. He would become much  ��������� more interesting.���������London Telograph.  Largest Glacial Bowlder,  She���������"I.don't mind walking with you.  but for goodness sake don't say you lovo.  mo and ask me to wait for you���������they all  lo that, f there's any'waiting to be donty  wait yourself till you're ������ man and then  ..me rigrht down to business."  Very Doubtful.  "You   stem thoughtful, Henry,"   said  Mr. Meekton's better half.  "Yes.   An idea just struck me."  "What was it?"  "I was wondering whether, by next  leasonj' the new woman, will bo gentlemanly on.ugh to take her hat off in the*  theater." '-*      "  j. UnreaM-aable.  i Mrs. Jones���������It is strange that1* strongman like you cannot get work. .. Tramp���������  Well, yer see, mum, people wants refer-  inoes from me last employer,an' he's been,  flead twenty years.  Tho__.bt.aI.  .- Outsider���������Mr.  Surplice, why Is it yoa  tare service bofore daylight?  Mr. SurpUoo���������Oh, we fcave to, do that,  T. B.  ii CO.  MANUFACTURERS OF  CLOTHING,  SHIRTS,  /. UNDERWEAR,  COTTONADE  PANTS,  OVERALLS,  ETC., ETC  30   YATES STREET,  VICTORIA, B. C.       200)  NKLSON DIVISION OF WEST KOOTKNAY  DiSTKICT.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance  with the Statutes, that Provincial  Revenue Tax. and all taxes levied under the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the year  1896. All the above-named taxes collectible  within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  arc 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  Onc-thi.'-   of one per cent,  on   personal  property.  Two per cent, on  assessed value of wild  land.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th June, 189ti���������  Two-thirds of ono 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 itevenuo Tax, $3.00percapita. -  O. G. DKNNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1896. (269)  S. S. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson daily (Sundays excepted) at 7 a. in.  LEAVE NELSOiV for Pilot Bay-1 Ainsworth  and   Kaslo  daily   (Sundays excepted)   at  3.30 p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lako  points and all'outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. it. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains bat broom and all modern conveniences  for thc com fort^pf passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 1st of April,  1896 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. 31 Master  NOTICE.  A  Sitting of the County Court of Koolenay  will lie holden at Nelson on Friday, the  i li (!iy nf May and aii Rossland on Thursday,  llie Mtli day of May, I860. .-   ���������  "NOTICE OF ADJOURNMENT.  rpHE SITTING of the Coimty Court of ICoo-  .*.    tenay holden at Nelson stands adjourned  from Friday the 8th to Monday the llth day of  May. 1856.  T. 11. GIFFIN,  Registrar.  Nelson. B. C, April 30, 1896. [334]  TABLE.  Showing the l������aK*K and Places of Courts or  Afttlzr, Nisi Prlii.**, Oyer and Terminer,  and tten.rnl liaol Delivery Tor the Vear  18M.  Si'itiNG Assizes,  Nanaimo   New Westminster  Vancouver   Clinton   ���������Victoria   Kamloops   Vernon...'. -.  "Nelson   "Donald   'Special AssiKe.  .Tuesday..  .Tue.-rfiay .  .Tuesday..  .Monday..  .Tuesday.  Monday..  .Monday..  ..Monday..  ...Monday.   5th May.   12th May.   19th May.   25th May.   26th May.   1st June.    8th June.   1.1th June.   L.nd June  ' (328  NOTICE.  1 F   THOMAS MALLOY,- WHO  WAS IN  _������ Nelson in 1892, will communicate, by letter  with thc undersigned he will hear of something  to his udvanbngc.  W. A. JOWKTT. Nelson. B.C.  I  I  ���������WHOLESOME  _: Uu_.__   (-jn,   ,_o'a  icr  :_!._>   (Jems.  largest Demand 'in Canada.  ��������� C2J-J  FOR SHORT ORDERS  at All Hours,  G-O TO  THE BON TON  JOSEPHINE STEEET*  Open    Day    and    Night.  MISS   .MI.   2dL  X>XX*F*H--3r,  PKOritll'TIt'-.-.  (230)    MI-Ij-M.. A_t:\TM.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL E8TATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  _sr*B__.so_sr, _3. o.   '[335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL. ESTATE BROKER  l.\SI<U..\-_- anil - - ���������  COMMISSION AGENT.  VICTORIA ST.,  .li  NELSON. B. C.  E. A. POWYS & CO.  _sr*E3*__soisr, B. c.  Pvlining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate. Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Resistor kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.     _  202)  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO..  ���������v-_____sroo-crv*__!_=., b.o.  WHOLESALE    GltOCEIJS    AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars, CiRarettes,  Tobaccos, Etc.  Prompt Attention to All Order*.  [329]_   JAMES   MOWAT,  OARPENTER and BUILDER,  _sr_3LSO_sr, _3. o.  VEGETABLES  ITTMOElieMEHSM  A Car load of the Famous  Okanagan Vegetables.    Superior  to any in the Market.  NEW LINES OF STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES  AT CLOSE PRICES.  Rf|-f--4-������fo    Fresh from the  Creameries of Australia and  ���������^���������****-^i***-^* California.    Try it.  . SEE OOR JABTM JELLIES.  Put up in Fancy Glass and Majolica Jugs.    Buy the jug and  you get its contents free.  A. C. BUCHANAN.  ���������"��������� (301)  J) Vienna Bakery and Restaurant  N  B^.IC'E'R  STREET,  NELSON":  >  Our Restaurant  is a success.     People come here and find they  can get anything they feel like eating.  MEAT OR   PASTRY AT REASONABLE RATES.  Picnic   Lunches   put  up  at any  time.     Chicken, Ham,   Pies  Cakes, Buns, Etc., constantly on hand.-  Boston Baked Pork and   Beans  to   order.    Bread delivered to  all parts of the city.  _a:T_r___:_53_a & 2s_:_A.R_?i_sr, peopes.  Jl  V\  <  rA  Plans, Elevations, Details and Kstimates  furuisheii when required.  Orders left nt Turner & Kirkpatrick'*)  Vernon Street, will receive prompt attention.  1261]       Spokane Fafis &  Northern R'y,  Nelson dt Fort  Sheppard R'yo  All Rail to. Sjote, ffash.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between      cane  and Northport'  Tri-Weekly Between Northpoit and Nelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6*15 p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays nt 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake" points.  Pa_sen gers for Kettle Eiver nnd Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a_d  Fridays.   "      "~~  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con  n*>ot at Northport witli stags Dailv.  Page Ponsford Bros.  nnstluip- Slrrel. Vancouver. |i. c.  DIBE0T IMP0BTERS OF ALL HIGH-  . . CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S       PUBNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  ._?!_______������i_^t������������������___j_  WE ARE NOW PREPARED  To Show You Any Line of  *       _f\.CIX5XTIJ_-k._C,EI_>   CO*_TF__CTIO_*T_3E*_r-        *  M OUR CHOCOLATES AND FRENCH CREAH5 ||  Number Forty Varieties.  HI.   STUTTEE.  The  Tropical Fruit Store.  Thos. Dunn #Co���������I/cl.  DEALERS IN  ', mmm m m wues,  RAK ASH s������ki:t ibox,       .iiinkkv pu ks,       vak am> sbkkt stw:i,  M1\KH-' SHOW-IS. WINK KWI'KS, MAMMjA ������������|>KS,  n.-AJi.TK nisi: jtsn caps.  CINNABAR MINING CO.'S       QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) ^7r'-_\.isroo"cr'\r_BK, ^. o.  MAIL OKMKRS PUONPTtl" ATTK.\������EP T������.  SLOT MACHINES,  Big Money Makers,  Of   any   description,  for    Saloons,  Hotels and Cigar Stores.  WRITE FOR PRICES TO  M, .GINTZBURGER,  ��������� C������r. Cordova  andCnnibK; Streets,.  ; 'l7--A.3SrOO*-J'V-__._=l       .        b. C.  THE DIPLOCK~  1  _ei jsrc_fiisrEE3RS-  IRON FOUNDERS. BOILER MAKERS ������ *  ���������  ���������        ���������  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC.,  FISH CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, H1DRAULIC GIANTS,  * **     .      *' PIPES ;AND SINKING   PUMPS  rOR MINES  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  p     - -. ,        V     ...  SOIE  ACCXTS FOB IIK>KV  Jt. WOUTIIIKUTt'-'S  STKA.il   PUMP-  AKD   IKCKN.OU  NOCK DNIIjIj CO.'S STKAM NOCK IMtllLS.    ,  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P.O. DRAWER 12.    -    YIGTORIA, B.C    (205)  LIMIT-SOD.   M KOIESA1E ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  - sole a������;e.\ts ro&-  1 Brinsmead. & Nordheimer Pianos-  , Dixon; Borgeson & Oo.'s Show1^ Cases.  j Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  j     Twa* ,(125)  the Mcdowell atkins watson co., ltd,  ���������a=-e*-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-^=9  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent; Medicines, Chemicals,and Toilet  Articles,  Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices  . Right.    Prompt attention to all orders..  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  & SSSSBOlssr--    m Vancouver, b. c.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.,  S. ii. comer Baker and Josephinu streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Lo_nsneKOt_-te_-_J.el_on prcperij.' d-llf.-i-t ���������on** nuide.   Conv. -yaneing iocuinentK dra-wnup'  Town Lots Landa and Mining Qhiw BJmdled on Oo_a__Jniai_, . "  THE MINER, NELSON, B.C. SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1896:  'Hkz Mxnix.  &  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of '$3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate op /j cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, andjo cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running por 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.  ADDR-SS  The Minbr Printing* Publishing Co  nelson.  b.c.  MINES ASSESSMENT.  We have received a copy of that  part of thu Assessment Acl relating to  mines in its final shape as it received  the Lieut. Governor's assent. This  formality took place on the 17th inst.,  on which.date the bill became an Act  and the Act became law. Ils language  is somewhat involved but it seems that  the tax as finally decided on by our  legislators is one per cent on the value  . of ore removed from the mine less cost  of freight and treatment. The smelter  returns are to be taken as a measure*  of value. Now a smelter return is  practically a paper indicating the  number of dollars which a mine owner  finally puts inlo his pocket, and on this,  we take it he is to be taxed. In spite  of the fact that several gentlemen have  intimated their willingness to lay their  necks under this particular yoke, we  think that the main body of niining  men will regard the new law as an  oppression, in that it is a tax on gross  instead of on net income. It is (rue  that it permits of a deduction of the  cost of conveying the raw material to  a smelter and of its final conversion  - there into a marketable shape, but it  does not permit the cost of mining to  be deducted. This is where it* will  pinch Mie mines just emerging from  their development state.  The amount of the tax is small and  therefore its imposition will not be  seriously felt but it would have been  wiser, fairer and more statesmanlike  to have made it a tax on net incomes,  even if the percentage had to be raised  a little. Profit earning mines could  easily stand an income tax of at least  2_ per cent.  It is satisfactory to note that the  discrimination in favor of placer mines  has been omitted. There are clauses  giving the Assessor certain powers of  entry which may appear inquisitorial  and obnoxious, but they are a necessary part of the tax, and if the burden  itself is accepted the straps that hold  it on must not be objected to.  In the present state of lhe finances  of British Columbia it is very evident  that an increased revenue has to be  sought somewhere, and the Government was perfectly right and justified  in turning to the niining industry and  a.kiug it to bear its share. As things  are going it looks as if the mines of  ���������^Bi,itish_Goluiubia*wiirbefo_e"loTig"frir--  nish by far the largest portion of the  provincial revenue.  It is to be presumed that in framing  the original bill the .^Government had  some idea of the amount that it would  raise.   Now  the   lirst   bill   sought to  impose a tax of 2 per cent, on the gross  value of the minerals.   It is therefore  plain that   a   tax  of 1   per cent * on a  value arrived at after certain deduc-  " tions have^been made, will not produce  anything   like  so  large ,an   amount.  The Financial Minister will therefore  find himself short and further taxation  will have to be made.    This is as certain as anything can be.   The mines  are apparently the only squeezable tax  bearers of   the   province    and   there  seems to   be   serious   danger   of  an  impoverished   Treasurer    applying  a  further twist  to the screw next year.  While 1 per cent, may be paid without  inconvenience, 2 or 3 per cent would  make men 'sit up.'   We believe that  if different measures had been adopted  ��������� this possible danger might have been  averted at   the   outset,   by spreading  the tax over a very much broader area  so  that  it   would  have   produced a  j larger return.   A little more push and  energy, a little more united action .and  the great coal owners'of Vancouver  Island might have been included with  the gold and silver miners of Kootenay  and elsewhere   in the   Interpretation  Clause of  the   Act. ' Why   should a  miner who thumps a drill in the Blue  Bell or who shovels ore' off the dilmp  of the Silver King or delves into the  rich ledges of Trail Creek, have to pay  $5 a   year for  the privilege of being  allowed to  work, when his brother in  the coal miues pays nothing?   Why  should all  those  thousands of tons of  ������������������ coal go untaxed when copper and lead  that happens to have a little gold or,  silver in it is mulcted of 1 per cent?  BRITISH HEROES.  We who live in peaceful British  Columbia know little of the difficulties  that heset our fellow countrymen in  carving a colony out of Central Africa  Here-., our most serious difficulty is to  make the inflow of capital rapid  enough to meet with our ideas of the  country's value. A Government that  does not always do just as we want it,  is one of our worst troubles, and the  refusal of railway companies tobuilda  separate trunk line to every village in  the country is another. But we can  .sleep soundly every night. We keep  guns and rifles only for sport and  when we leave home our wives and  little ones are in no danger. Perhaps  some of the earliest settlers could tell a  different ttie, but those troublous days  are passed and peace reigns over tlie  broad province today. But turn to  Africa. Settlers massacred, their  farms burnt, the survivors driven in to  a small frontier town which is beleaguered by thousands of fierce savages.  Desperate sorties, famine, hardship,  terror. But it is characteristic of our  race that these conditions bring "out  our noblest qualities. Wilson's stand  and glorious death is already historic.  Napieu's sortie from Buluwayo will  become so. With a handful of two 01  three hundred troopers, he hurled himself against the Matabele intrenched  in their thousands in a strongposition.  Again and igain his men charged the  natives vainly trying to cut their way  through. At last the noble band had  to fall back on the town defeated  certainly, but who dares to say dishonored? Mothers may mourn their  sons left on the field, wives may weep  over the husband and father who come  no more, but with their tears there is  pride that their loved ones fought and  fell as British heroes.  CENTRAL  MINING EXCHANGE.  There is a general demand for definite and reliable quotations of the  prices of shares in the various mining  companies. At present these are dealt  in at Victoria, Vancouver, Spokane  Rossland and Nelson. The newspapers  of all these places except Nelson contain the advertisements of private  brokers which masquerade as quotations. It is only fair to say however  that there is no intention to give these  figures an official appearance. They  are, we believe, always accompanied  by the names of the brokers, without  which of course the advertisement  would be useless, In the meantime  there is no standard price for anything  Th������ quotations in different places  vary enormously. This is only natural  as the published prices represent rather  what the brokers want to pay or get,  than the authoritative figures at which  deals have actually been made. Meanwhile the public is harassed with conflicting prices and dealing ��������� is consequently restricted. In Victoria and  Vancouver there exist properly constituted Stock Exchanges and. we notice  in one daily paper, the official  quotations.  When the public begins to find out  where it can ascertain the exact prices  of things it wants to deal in, it will go  to that place to do its speculating.  That-place ought to be Nelson. Its  proximity to all the camps facilitates  Ihe acquisition of the latest intelligence from the mines, while its central  position makes it the "most suitable  point for communication -,wit,h outside  -places���������like���������Spokane,���������-Victoria���������arid-  Vancouver. As the interest in the  mines spreads further afield, Winnipeg, Toronto. New York, London, will  all want to be in the swim. Nelson  must be the place to which they look  for    authoritative    information. and  *_  reliable quotations. In Nelson there  are several gentlemen who make stock  and share dealing a part of their business, and other new coiners are opening up in the same line. Let them get  together and form a" central Mining  Exchange. It is not only thcir'iiiterest  to do so, but their loyalty to (he town  demands it of them as good citizens.  the establishment of two new firms at  Revelstoke says, "this is only the beginning of the end." We commiserate  with the unfortunate firms and wonder  why they selected Revelstoke a.s their.  gnu ���������*. The implication i.i a little  rough on the town.  The Golden Era reports that Mr.  Horne-Payne stopped off at Golden  and went out hunting wild geese.  AVe regret that this much heralded  gentleman should have come to the  province for this purpose, and perhaps  it might be as well to warn him that  in his pursuit of the historic bird, he is  not unlikely to come across some wild  cats which are especially dangerous at  this season. These ferocious beasts  are said to live entirely off tenderfeet,  as they are more easily caught than  old timers.*  The Rev. George P. Knapp a United  States missionary has been expelled  from Bitlis a town in Asia Minor by  the Turkish authorities. It is not  yet decided whether Turkey will be  admitted to the honor of statehood  during the next session 6f Congress,  or, whether she will'remain a simple  territory. Dr. Parkhurst will be  appointed president of a commission  to enquire into the disposal of the  ladies of the harem. The President  will occupy the Yildiz Kiosk as a  summer residence. Thus ends the  Eastern Question.  NOTES.  The Vancouver World is. going to  publish a special number on the tenth  anniversary of the great fire. One  would think that folk would rather  forget this event than have it commemorated.  Among the notable political)- who  will take part in the forthcoming  Dominion campaign are: Mr. Longly,  Attorney General of Nova Scotia, and  Mr. Fielding, Premier of the same  Province; Hon. H. Emmerson Chief  Commissioner of the Board of Public  works of New Brunswick; The Hon.  Mr. Peters, Premier of Prince Edward's  Island; and last but not least Sir Oliver  Mowat, Premier of Ontario. Sir Oliver  is one of the most distinguished statesmen in the British Empire. He was  born at Kingston in 1820���������a long trme  ago. He studied law with Sir John A,  Macdonald and sat for South Ontario  in the Canadian Assembly from 1857  until he retired from public life in 1864.  Sir Oliver was Provincial Secretary in  the' Brown-Dor ion Administration in  1858, Postmaster* General in the Sand-  field Macdonald- Dorion Administration  in 18G3-4. and held the same office in  the Coalition Government in the latter  year when, he was appointed Vice-  Chancellor of Upper Canada, which he  resigned in 1872 on being called upon  to form a new Administration in  Ontario. He was appointed a member  of the Executive Council and Attorney-General and has held office ever  since. ������  The Venezuelan question , that  flashed across the world a month or  two ago and seemed likely to set  England and the United States at each  others throats has faded out. Diplomacy has taken the matter in charge  and diplomacy is still one of those  businesses which refuses to.talk to the  interviewer and carefully keeps the  newspapers entirely ignorant of its  proceedings. Occasionally a meagre  scrap ot information is thrown to a  hungry reporter, but the accounts of  diplomatic proceedings usually seen in  the papers are compilations founded  on conjecture. The embassies arc  silent as the grave and when a "ques.  tion" once enters their solemn portals,  it retires at once from publicity as  certainly, as the man .,who joins the  strictest monastic sect. It is a simple  and easy way of settling any question  upon which the public may have become excited, and which requires a  settlement not altogether in accor-.  dance with the direction in which  public opinion trends. Diplomacy  absorbs the business, the public forgets  it and by and by when it again crops  up, it is found to have been settled.  This ends.it. All Britishers, and we  fancy all Americans too. will be only  too glad to* see this most awkward  business settled in this way.  PKOFKSSIO.V.I,   -AUUS.  /""I H. II. SYMONDS, M. 1).. CM., (Kdin-  \JT. buwh) Plij-hicianaiul Surgeon. Ofiic(*���������������  Henley mock, .tinker Street, Nelson. a.!)'  ALEX.   SI..NNKR,  Arthur's   Drug  Nelson, Ii. C,  Law  Ofllqe  over. Dr.  Store,    linker   Street,  > 1 AHON. MoFARLAND & MAHON, LTD.,  ' **    Mining and Slinre Brokers, Vancouver,  B. C.   Members Stock KxchaiiKC. (330)  SIBBALD  Brokers.  AND      SHAW.      CUSTOMS  .  General Commission  and  Kor  warding Agents, Revelstoke Stalion.        (302)  ���������\ir ANTED BY  A COMPETENT   LADY  VV     position us housekeeper or cook.    Address E. B., care of "The -liner." (832(  mrs Mclaughlin  Is now ready to show her Patron -as  Complete stock of Imported" anil  Domestic Spring Millinery.  HATS FROM $3 25  Spring Suits and Artistic Gowns will  be a specialty of the establishment.  (3.1G.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  fan ii Repairing,  Dry Goods,Clothing,Etc*  NEW ._.>.������ SECOND II -Xl������,  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  FOR SALE.  THAT DESIRABLE PROPERTY KNOWN  as the Residence ot Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  situated on Victoria Street. Nelson, containing  9 rooms and occupying a lot and a half, with n  frontage of 3"i feet. The house contains all  conveniences and has a splendid view of the  Lake.   For particulars, etc., apply to  G. O. BUCHANAN,  (288) Nelson or Kaslo.  Notice of. Application for a Crown Grant.  NOTICE is hereby given that E. Mahon  has tiled the necessary papers and mude  application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Pacific" situated in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections'with me within 60 days from the  tlrst publication of this notice in the British  Columbia Gazette.  o N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, March 5, 189(3.     (307,7,3,0)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that W. A. Jowett;  noting as agent for Edward Mahon,  has tiled the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favour of thc  mineral claim "Yorkee Joke," situated in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, 'must file their  objections with me within 06 days from the  date of the tlrst publication of this notice in  the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, March 17, 1898. [313]  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cor. Stanley iui-1 Silica Streets,  .  0SrEXiSO_DT. B- c.  The Rossland Miner predicts that  within a year the stocks of the Trail  Creek mines will have displaced  Kaffirs and Westraliaris on the London  ���������arket. We agree with this prediction as far as it relates to the stocks of  mines owned by British Companies.  A well, known mining man informs  us that the Cripple Creek excitement  is over and that little or no work is  being done in that wonderful camp  except' on paying properties* . Prospects do not go there any more, and a  good deal* of capital is being diverted  in the direction of British Columbia.  It will be welcome.  The old story is going the round of  yie  papers    that three   lires   having  occurred the district is safe for a time  It will  be well  if we do not trust too  much to such an old wifes tale. Nelson  is  rapidly  being  built up into a compact-   city.     Vacant    lots  are   being  covered and the lines of buildings ate  continuous.   The capacity and reliability of our water supply is well known.  In spite of its defects however two or  three incipient fires that   threatened  serious  disaster have, been  nipped in  the bud.      The energy   of   the  Fire  Brigade has done this and it may and  we hope will always prove as effectual  in  future emergencies.     But   in   the  meanwhile   no   protective   measures  should be "neglected.      Of  these   the  chief   is   the   viligance   of  oui*   Fir_-  wardens.     Do they carefully inspect  all the new;.as well as the old buildings  so  that  in1'case of a lire breaking out  they can stand with a clear conscience  before   their   fellow   townsmen   who  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  Rest location In Town.   Beautiful Views.  Bar   now   Open   and  Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.  Give us a trial and  be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH-  ,  Hotel Crescent,  Josephine St,, Nelson.  Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted - throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders*  MRS. MAY HARTSON,,  ,KWI Proprietress.  B.C. STOCK & MINING EXCHANGE,  LTD?, VANCOUVER, B. C,  Call Mining and other stock daily (Sundays and public holidays excepted.)  Forms ot application for listing stock.--,  lists of authorized brokers and rates of  commission chargeable can be had by  applying to the secretary.  THOS. WILLIAMSON, Sec v.  (331)  "  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW.    FAST   THE TRILBY   CAFE,  Josephine Street, Nelson, BiC.  I  DELICACIES OF  ALL KINDS IN SEASON.  First Class Meals 25c and Up.    .  SHORT  ORDERS   A   SPECIALTY.        OPEN*DAV AND'NIGHT.  ___ T-E.I_A.I__, SOLICITED; W  OUTLET-HOTEL,  OPPOSITE .BALFOUR,   v  Best Fishing in Kootenay Outlet.  Lawn Tennis Grounds.  Sail and Bowing Boats.  Enlarged and Improved. Specially: Suitable  .for Dancing and Picnic Parties.  PROCTER, BUSK   & WEST; Proprs.  TIECIEi     .  NELSON DRUG STORE  Has a Large and well Assorted  Stock of Paints and Oils  Cheap for   Cash.  Inspect  Our Stock and Get Our Prices  ������ ' Before Purchasing Elsewhere.]..  247  n j ��������������� J#*n-j___������-������(t_r_-i  MB. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers. ' Y  WHITE   OPO-R   PEICE  LIST.  -   - B.C. Ci.aa)  VICTORIA  DUDLEY D.  LANCASTER.  n. b. buckler;  BUOKLER & LANCASTER  Will Buy and Sell on Commission  MINES, AND STOCKS IN TRAIL CREEK,*  . BOUNDARY CREEK and SLOCAN CAMPS  and<_all.,Legitimate Properties Elsawhp.ret  WRITE TO i;S. "J  MKBI'lt'S TKLM'lUrillV ������irni:itj  lt������(w.HS :m.:m hyi>._ km������-K,  v s_?oi_:_$_isrs  (342)  *w-__-__.s___:_  ���������TURNER.;BEET@Nr&-iGQ.'  Wholesale Merchants Only,-  -?-*-  ���������Sole Agents  for B. C. for Brown s  SCOTCH;  VICTORIA and NELSON.  '      *       ' '   '    " (248)  MAJESTIC   STEEL   RANGES,  For Domestic and Hotel Purposes.  MAJESTIC  ; have    made  j safety?  I    Two    I nee-ion  ...        ... ,   -  ,      .,      ,        ...        ,|The New Denver  fire proved that the  We publish today the? description of , fodders in* an upper story run  a very  a gold saving apparatus designed hy a J good chance of. being burnt  alive or  British Columbian and manufactured .: having  to jump for their lives from a j  bv the Albion Iron Works at Victoria. ! lofty window.   A stout ring with rope  -.._,.       , , ' attached   should    be fastened   inside  .   ..        t.        , _   _ .It 's designed to  save  the fine gold _ every window.  We commend these thought's to our 1 -^--h is so oft<.��������� iost in the tailings of: The second matter is that in spite of  readers to he pondered during the ! hydraulic sluices and would apparently : the story of the wolf which was given  months that intervene before the next !be equally applicable to crushed.'!������ l_.le ������*"I'*d **n0,t,?and1s1 J,E1>"?a��������� ag������.  session of the House  when we think' * ~     "  that much good may result from careful consideration of them.       ,\\  t  u     ,    STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  them   trustees   of their  Cnu be CHARTERED by day or week  .,      ..... ..       .   ,, . , w,j    rensonable    terms.      Oiders    sent"!  other little matters in this con-   t        h  thc er9   of   the - steamboats '  strike us as worth mentioning  Ne]gon QJ. AKiusworth.   with   whom   ar-i  rangements eaub- made, or by mail- or '  telegraph to C. "W." Busk. Bairour, will i  r������*pivp rirompf" nttppHon ("IP) ;  IIOTKLMZKS  11 .OK TWO.  JOHN   HIRSCH,  THKKK OK  FUME  O.E.'.S.  . quartz.  , ��������� -   ,   being rung!  ; as a summons to some  meeting.   That NELSON  ���������  ��������� bell' ought never Io be used except as !        |j0 ^  The Kootenay  Mail in announcing , an alarm. ]  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  A5TD   BOSSL___rD, B, C.  t..H fiKI.KS  < il.l.UOM,  I'I-OILKKa  '.it(.ii:y  lTE������lt*������.  :McLERMN, MpFEELT & CO.. LTD.  WHOLESALE  HARDWARE AND IRON ANDHSTEEL,  122 co_=ti30"V-_- sTRiE-ina.- "V"_a_.isrco"cr*vr__]_=., b. c. THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1896.  SENTENCED TO DEATH  PLAYING WITH POLITICS A DANGEROUS GAME.  Probabilities of Commutation.  I'll" lit. Hon. Jnsi-ph Chamberlain  .mnoiiiM'i'd in "th-* llnuse of Coinmons  mi TiU'M.l.iiy. last. 1 hut the lcadejs nf the  lti'l'omi (Jtiiiiinitii-4* who have pleaded  guilty tn ;i i-hiirgi* ofhigh Meason ab  Pretoria have Im-.ii sentenced to death.  'rTbt: condi'iniii'il men me Co'. Francis  lino-lee, 'i. lii-nthi r ,������>f Cecil, BhoUes,  G-oi'K'1 Fa'i'i'i', Lioi.el Phillip., ("Jhitrlea  Lei 11 ul id i'tiid Holm lliiyi'.- llauiniond.  ���������Mr. Cl'iii|iilii-I:tiii " coin inning .aid,  that iiuiuediiit.ely on receipt of the  news he had sent the .following ines-.  iiiig-'to'Sii- Merciili'M llibin.t'ni. (Jovit-  nor of 'Giipe Colony, Hi lie (iiiin'niiiiii-  I'lit.d to President Krtiger; "'Tlie.  goveniineiit has just learned that the  sentence (if death has been passed upon  five leaders' pf the'reform crJiiiiiiitlee;'  They- can" feel .po' doubt that, your'  hiuiorvvill commute llie .sentence, and  have assured parliament of their con-  viction. that *'li;iii is your" honor's  intention." - There tlie. ,'uialLer stands  at present.  It is thought probable that the sen-.  tei'ice- will be 'commuted as a iimtter  (if course and , with a'great'flourish of  trumpets>in order.to mngnit'y us much  :i������ possible the .leniency of the Pivsl*  d.eiil.'.'..Thc United..States Consul at  (_ap*\T->wn l)iis telegraphed, to .Mr.  Secretary Olney that he'understand.  that Hammonds -sentence- is to be  coniinuted.     '.-*.'��������� _ ���������  . Tlie-news of the sentence of death  passed upon the- leaders of the reform  coiuniitte at Jdhat.iie.stiiirg has come  like a tblinder clap.' High treason'is a  crinie .thit seems*.to .belong toother  days, The burlesque 'proceedings o*-.  the G-iinaii Emperor in punishing  iii-w-papei'.'ediioi-s who disagree with  hiin politically, iir fail to it-cognise the  merits-��������� of royal:-poeti-y have almost  relegated the' crime' to the'domain nf  o|iei;a bouffe. In Russia the nihilists  miike it. ah every..day affair which is  , treated and tried .as an' ordinary crime.  But for, English; and American pr.acti-  cal'business men"to be standing within  danger of-the-gallows for a crime that  HinackiS of the last ceiuury seems to be  anomalous.  The last executions for high treason  iir England were in 1812 aiid _S~_0.. in  JH12 two British-subjects named Cun-  dell and Smith were hanged al Hmst;-  iiiong.r Lane gaol, for being caught  fighting against the British iii il'ie  French ���������wrvice. < In 1820 tlie. celebrated  Dato Street,conspirators were executed.  ��������� - There,, is.no -cuiuht that an entirely  erroiiei.ii. impression is almost univer-  >a! concerning the Boers and their  t-Munt-ry. . It seems, to befelt.lhal .they  are not civilised, that  they are almost  "savages and are; not to tie treated on  the- same 'tooting us other civilised  nations.- This is of course altogether  wrong, and, even .if .it .-we i.e. trite it  would .not justify-.,an attempt in force  to- upset  tha government  Court It Rhodes and his'companions,  mere aiders and abettors.* are condemned'  to die, what fate a Waits lhe man himself  caught red handed* in the act. His  preliminary examination before the magistrate still continued and has been again  adjourned*, to Ju'iie. llth to await the  arrival ot important evidence from South  Africa. The delay is uot improbably  diplomatic. Jamieson was handed over  to the British by. the Boers on the understanding that he wns to receive adequate  punishment.- Tlie government will  doubtless prefer to see the measure meted  out to Rbodes and the others before  condemning Jamieson.  NEWS OF  THE   WORLD.  Advices from Singapore state that the  plague is spreading in Canton.  Tlie Receivers of the Northern Pacific  Railway Co. have decided to sell tbe  affair by auction.  -_. Melihe, has been asked by the  French President, M. Faure to form a  u new Cabinet.  The Brfish Admirality has given orders  for the construction of twenty; torpedo  destroyers. They do. not do things by  halves over there. ���������    ,....���������  Theleadersofthe Reform Committee  at JohauuesberK, including Col. Rhodes  and-John Hays Hummond have pleaded  guilty to a charge of high treason.  The United States is sending * five  vessels into the Behring Sea as a patrol,  cousistiog of the Bear, Corwen, Grant,  Rush and Wolcott with 35 office rs and  185 men..  Tlie new policy pursued by Spain towards Cuba seems to be living a (ju:et-  inif eflect on tbe rebellion. Promises of  pardon aud- reform afe causing the rebels  to surrender.  Twelve out of fourteen wuiters - r.t  the .Hotel Spokane, iu. Spokane struck  for higher . wages the other dii} at  -.SO in ihe afternoon. Iu. spite of the  inconvenient hour, dinner was seived by  tb..aid of tbe other hotel employees and  the 12 waiters nre Btill wailing-���������for another jub.,  A race from Tacoma to Australia for  $500 a.side is on between the British  ships' Audriua, Capt. Smith, aud the  Scottish Dales, Capt. McCarthy. Both  carry lumber. . Both vessels are fast  sailers.. Three years ago the Andrina's  captain won 81,000.. iu a race from. Ta  coma to.England, with another .wheat  ship.  Sir Henry rarkea*ex-pieraier of New  South Wales is dead. Sir lieu i y was one  of the best known politicians in Australia.  He had contested thirty five elections  aud had sat in parliament for forty-two  -years. He leaves a numerous family, his  youugest sou beiug only two years t  a������{c. The deceased, statesman wa_ 81  years old.  The political state of affairs in Franca  is approaching a crisis. Tne resignation  Ot President Friure is ureeutly desired by  some font the President himself is roade  ot stout.material and refuses to leave the  helm while the ship is iu peril. It bas  been.found advisable to increase the  guard at:, the palace, by 100 envalry  soldiers.   . .   ',.  .-'���������' provincial ;"'  HIS BEST DAY'S WORK  J. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J. E.:W. MACFARLANE, Manager.  Telephone 449J  lu . the meantime  what will be done  about it.  .Then* seems to be a general  impression that these men inustnor he  allowed lo die. The.pi-ess of t he United  Suites-, is .'already. loudly, proclaiming  that Hammond is au,American citizen  and   ninst   tln-refore certainly not. be  Viit< to death.    The nationality of the  prisoners cuts no figure at all.    What  would, these same .papers say if it was  discovered'that'ihe people, of Biitish  Columbia,-.were . plotting   to occupy  Spokane,, s-ize the State, of Washing-  Um and hold  it ;as  Biitish teiritory  siniply   because they'disapproved   of  Tt"_Omniii"g'"Ma w_?~ Tha1- -'si'eins-"-t _'-ti_-  pie.isely  whar has-taken place'in thr  Transvaal. Aivexpedition was planned  to,invade, the eo.uutry, to he j->in_U by  discontents in the ccnntiy itself.   All  these people'were foreigners, -not even  .itizens. '-The expeditii������ii='or.raid took-  place and human., life was lost il) consequence. .   Some ofthe Boers   were  killed in defending their country,   The  thing was only a'tiasco in consequence  nf the- utter 'failure  of the chicken-  hearted-,*  conspirators   ..within     the  country   to   fulfil   their 'part   of the  agreement.   These things tire history.  lf.it .is  proved thst these   five meu,  members of tbe  reform committee, were  actually' implicated in " the-plot.to overthrow.the    Boer government aud that  tlie-. carrying ont of the plot as far as it  went involved loss of life. it.is difficult to  n*e   how   the- British' government  cau  interfere; unless *it comes down with the  stroug  hand and. simply demnnds theso  men   alive   aud well at the hands of tlie  Boers. . Iii  the face of the plea of guilty  no other'course is obvious.   This would  be a high' handed proceeding indeed and  oue apparently entirely unwarranted.   It  would   be  just, that  kind   of   thine of  whicli our American cousins are always  accusing us..   But it John Hayes Hammond saves his  precious'neck by means  <>f it we presume the proceeding will be  applauded i>* much as it would be censured if  there did not happen'to   be au  American "citizen among' those' five men  "iio'vv-  lying iu   the  condemned -cells of  /Pretoria gaol.-   .������������������..-.���������-  In the event of the British government, adoptiuK this course theie is.just a j  danger that the Boers may hnug or'shoot  ttiei'cotispjiators out of hand in'the mean-  ;time. The most probable event is that  ihe sentence* will be c >mraut__l, though  - that, astute old .-diplomat President  Kriiger may exact- hs a condition the  abrogation uholiy or iu part ofthe treaty  of ltj������4Miy which-Britain controls the  foreign relation*-, of 11>e Transvaal. The  United (states h.is no concession of this  kind to irrupt so tlmt 'it may not nvi.il to  save John' ll.oes 'H'l'Uinond. ��������� But in a  lit <>f iua*_iiauiiuity" the Boers may throw  him iiswith Hie otiiers.  ���������If  llii-. e.'tir-e  -bouid   be.followed it  .will  vinu.ii'y   .nn.m'it to a triumph over  "Jb__ugl-iid !'.r d   :tie unror! itnni. miners "of  the  Band    will   find-tht-m_elves'-more  oppros-.nl than ever.  Ciiii'iiiriy   r> n-ijirli   ihe German Em  Work has been commenced on ���������'e  destraction of the wreck of the San Pedro  outside Victoria harbor.  MLr. Carlyle, Provincial Minoralogi.-t.  has been for :a trip. to. San Fmneisur,  where he inquiied into the 'vorkit ,>oi  the California State Bureau of Mines..  Y It is said that if precautions iirft ni ,  taken there is a danger that the lnw-I o 1  which ihe Kevelstoke smelter stawJa will',  be undermined by the fiver and tbat the  buildings will be swept away.  The following are. the retiming officers for the Britisb Columbia constituencies: -. Victoria, Sheriff Mc-Millan; Nanaimo, Marshall, Bray; Ya.ie-Cari-O-*.  Ernest Pearse; <W-Stinmster,. _ S_U _������������������____,*  Armstrong; Biurard������ Hr^'Schi field..  ���������^Work-is-beingsJeaaily-pr'(Vsectite������l:on-  Mr. Russell's placer inine at Tranquille.  six men now being employed. A tvui-  nel 125 feef long has-been' dtiveu  through a spiir in 'the- mountain, .and  through this a" flume has been constructed carrying 52 inches of water'tn  a level. 20 feet above the river . bed.  The flume altogether is 1,200 feet long.  The water is now. turned on,., and'a  clean-up is expected in about 10 days.  ' Mr. Harold Baker, son ot Col. Baker,  has gone to Egypt'to serve in the war as  despatch rider to ' General Sir H. H.  Kitchener, Commander in chief of the  Nile expedition: Mr, Baker has a noble  prestige to keep, up. His father served  with distinction iii the Crimea aud his  nncle. Sir Samuel Baker, was a power iu  the laud where his nephew uow is serving.  Auother uncle, Col. Valentine Baker, was  known' as the smartest cavarly officer in  the British army.  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  L'AKK NOTICE that T. J. Leiidriim. uh  UKCtit for Kicluird Aflhworth.has illed thu  necessary ".papers and made application for*  down ('runt in favor of the mineral claim  "OM Timer," situated in the Ainsworth Mi*_i-_;  DivUion of West Kootenay.  ��������� 'Adverse claimant., if any. must tile their  objection* with me within 00 days from tho  dale of tlie lirst publication of this notice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agant.  Dated Nelson, B. C, April 28,1890.     (339,2,5.6)  R. H, TRUEnAN, PHOTOGRAPHER,  of Vancouver, B. C,  Will visit Nelson May 5th, with Photographic Tent and remain for a few days.  This is vour opportunity for satisfactory  work. '       .    . . (341)  In 1883 I was night watchman for a  street contractor. About 2 o'clock one  cold morning in March the street had become deserted and I was able to sit down  beneath the tarpaulin shelter and enjoy  a pipe and tbe warmth of the coke' fire  that glowed In the Iron basket which  stood against tbe open side of the hut.  I was then in Brick lane, Spltalflelds���������  a locality none of the sweetest or quietest.  I had just settled down for a quiet  hour or two when a man made his appearance in front of the shelter. He was,  perha s. thirty years old, very thin and  pale, with unkempt hair and beard and  shivering in insufficient clothing. Ho  had a frightful, hollow, hacking cough,  as be asked me, in a lost, forsaken sort of  way: "Will you let me have a warmt"  Itwas against the contractor's rales to  permit any one in tho hut, but I could  but take pity on the poor, shivering fellow before me.  He sat down on the rough bank by my  side, holding out his emaciated hands to-'  ward the fire, and after a little while he  evidently felt the benefit of the warmth  and shelter.  I set about heating my can of tea over  the Are. I then took some cheese and'  bread and butter from my Basket, and  was about to start on my meal, when I  caught sight ofthe poor fallow's eyas  looking longingly at tbe food. So I divided iny meal with the stranger.  I' put a few questions to him, and got  him to toll nie his story.  It was that he had been a clerk ' in a  merchant's office. His yaung wife had  died, and.his own health had Riven way  so that he had lost his situation, and bad  been unable to obtain other employment.  He had gone from bad to worse, till ka  had become an outcast of the streets.  I was a bachelor then, living alone,  and I determined to offer the poor chap a  shelter, for a day or two at all events,  and as soon as I was off duty my iliaaga  companion started off with me to _ay  lodgings.  For over six weeks I housed and fed  George Rankin, for that was my guest's  name.  His father had been a miser, ha'kad  turned George out of doors soon after his  mother's death���������she was practically  starved to death, George said.  . I got a neighboring dispensary doctor  to see my friend. In tho seventh weak  poor George Bank in died.  Tbe day before bis death ha gave me a  paper which he took from tha lining of  bis coat, where it had been sewed up. '  "You have been a good friend to me,"  be said. "About the only frlendl ever  had, and I can't repay you for your kind*  ness except by . giving you this. I don't  know whether lt will be any good to you  or not. It is a letter from my father,  which he wrote shortly before he died."  . I took the letter and read:  "George���������I am not likely to live many  days, and. I am thinking about my  money. .1 can't take it with me, I wonld  if I could.. I do not wish to see you, but  after I ��������� am dead yon will receive this  letter. Yon will find my money bid in  the top garret at No.' 27 Yorkham street,  old Kent road, where I shall die. I will  not tell, you where it is hid. It will be a  little exercise of your patience '��������� to find it  Your Father." ���������  "I got that letter," said George, "in  October last, and want to tha address he  gave. I managed to get into the'-garret  where he had lived; and having rented "it  for a fortnight, searched everywherep  could think of. If you care to start on a  wild goose chase, anything yon may find  you' are welcome to."  I found No. 27, and arranged to rant  the attic at half a crown a week.  Bay after day ��������� I persevered, trying  every bit of the room's surface, hut, like  poor George Rankin, I could not find  anything. I had tha boards up one at a  time, soundedqpll the walls, and went  half way np the chimney, but all to no  purpose, and determined, as a last- resource, to consult a detective sergeant  who was a friend of mine.  /-Wall," said Green, "there may bt  something in it 'or there may be nothing;  but I am inclined to think there is something. Ifwe^nnd'theinoney'it^may^ba  much or little. Suppose we say that you  shall give me a third, but tbat it shall  not be more than >100?"  The celling was the only chance left.  It wai plastered all over except the roof  joists, which projected below th* plaster,  and the wbole of the -tiling, liko tbe  walla, was covered with a thick coating  of whitewash.  Green took the gimlet again, and k.pt  boring holes every few lnohes'in the sides  of the joists, one hy one. He had arrlvod  at, the last joist nort the window, when  bis gimlet met some obstruction. He  tried again, an inch o. two ifarther off.  The gimlet stuck again, and again, and  again.  Green continued his borings and marked off a pieoa of the joist about, four feet  long aa containing something that-prevented, the gimlet from entering it moro  than half an inch into the wood.  Wa then acraped the whitewash from  the sides of the joist, and found that on  the side opposite to tbat on which Green  had beon boring, a piece of wood had  been let" in and screwed up like a cover or  lid.  We quiekly had the screws out, and  prying out the movoble piece'of wood,  we. disclosed a hollow channel -evidently  cut with great labor irlth a petnknife, in  tha joist. It waa four feet six in ches long,  and just large enough to hold a- sovereign  standing on edge.  : There were thirty-six rolls, making  18,600, and the papers they w������re wrapped in -proved to be bank notes. In all  there V/as exactly $5,000, ,.,  The sergeant wanted to take - only f_00,  as he- had agreed, but I insisted ,011 his  having $500, and he'always declares' it  was -tha cost day's work he ever had ������r  is aver likely to have.  B, C, IRON WORKS COMPANY,  -OLE MjtKI'FAeTI'UE_t_ OF TUG  Kendall Band Mill,  B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  Uiver and Harbor Dredges,  Kiug Ditchiug Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast "Unloading, Etc.  HiKXTS FOU  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  -   Cable Address:   "Cove."  (-E.-VEB.___    FOUNDER-,     EMilN-  EEH8,  BOILEB   NAKKBS,  and Manufacturers of  All.  .-A--K-   OF HACHIKEKY.  Saw Mill ond Marine Woik a  Specialty.  ALL WOBK UllABA-'TEED.  Keep in Stock a Kull Supply of Rn-  gincerH'nnd Mill Supplies, ripe  and Fittii>f-8,   Brass Goods,  Steam Fittings, Etc.  Kstimutes for Boilers nnd engines  on application.  Mnil  Orders   Receive  Attention.  Telephone '116.  Prompt  P.O. Drawer :������_  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  ���������v"^_v.nsrooT_r^TE-R, _b. o.  Ml .greementa are taken subject to the approval of the Company at Vancouver, and are contingent upon strikes, accidents  , and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. <.���������"���������"*���������}  KARN PIANOS  Cabinet Grand.  SEVEN. YEARS GUARANTEE. - EASY PAYMENTS.  raymondsTewinq machines.  Watch Repairing a Specialty,   All Work Guaranteed.  JACOB DOVER'S^BAKER ST., NELSON.  Kaslo   & Slocan  Eailway-  GILKER ^WELLS.  :m:o:r*:e .rsrE^r goods.  SUITS  J  SEEGBS,  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS.  PMTS  TIME CARD NO.  1.  Going "Wkst.  Daily  Goiko Kast.  Leave 9.00 a. m.  Kaslo  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.'tt> a. in.  South Fork  *.*  3.15 p.m  "     9.36 a.m.  Sproule's  Whitewater  .,  2.15 p.m  "     9.51 u, m.  ,,  2.00 p.m.  "    10.03 a. in.  Bear Lake  .  1.18 p.m.  "   10.18 a. m.  "    10.30 a.m.  McGuigan  Bailey's  4,  44  1.33 p.m.  1.21 p.m.  "    10.3!) a. m.  Junction  44  1.12 p.m.  Arc.  10.30 a. m.  Sandon  Leave  1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notico.  For   rates and  information   ppply at th  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING, W. H. McGRAW,  (26.)   Tiaftic Munager. Superintendent.  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SPECIAL TO THETEADE.  . We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town Our own  brands-'-La Progression" and ' Pride ofthe West-are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect  " qiLKER & WELLS, NELSOK AND PILOT BAY. ^  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS^   SUIT., TWEED, FROM$27.00 UP. -._  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO  (limited)  TIME OARD No. 9  lit Effect March 1Mb. 180*.  BEVEL-TOKE  HOliIK-SUa-Hf. VKsbMRF*  Lcaves Arrowhead for Nakusp and Robson  Sundays, Tuesday_? and Thursdays at 8 p. m.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp,   Wigwam and '���������  Cunudian Pacific Railway points   (*>������st   and,  westl Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at  4 p. m.  - Connection is made at Robson with C. & K.  Ry. for Nelson und Kootenay Lake points and  with Str. "Lytton" for- Trail and Northport.  TKAltUKOWMl'-  ROUTE. *  -learner "l. tion."  Leaves Trail' for Robson on Mondays  Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a. in., returning  toTi ail samo evening.  Close connections at Robson with Str.  "Nakusp'* for Xnku'-p and Revelstoke and  with C. & K. Ity. for Nelson and Lake points  SUITb, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TRD^RsTFROiiri^ -"- '-''  A T.TNF. QF ENGLISH WHIPCORD-,^  ^^^E^ioT"0VER00A^  KOKTHPOBT-TRAIl  ROUT*  -learner   "l-yllon."  Leaves Trail for Northport' on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. ni.  oRctuming: leaves same days Northport fo  Trail at 1 p. in., urriviiigatTrail5p. m.  Connects at Northport with S. F. &N. Ry.  for Spokane.          SEL-OK'IU-IjO KOI>TE.-'*Str HielsoM.--  Loavcs Nelson for Kaslo. Sundays at  4 p. m.; Tuesdays at'"5.30 p. ni., Wednesdays at 5.30 p. ni., - Thursdays at 5.30  p. m., Fridays at 5.:*0 p. ni.. Saturdays at 5.30 pi  in. Connecting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ry. at Five Milo  Point and with C. & K. Ry. on Wednesdays  und Fridays for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  in.,    Mondays   at   3    a.   m., ' Wednes  days ut   3   a. - ni.,  Fridays at  3  a. ni.  Thursdays   ut ��������� 8 a.   m.,  Saturdays at  8 a. m.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays at Five 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.  PK0P0E_I0N.=  FRED J.  COR.  SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  BAKER AND WARD STREETS. <������  ���������The right is reser.ved.to change_this_schcdulo_.  at any time without notico.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  otneo, Nelson.  T.ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W.  TROUP,  Manager.  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  _A_.__sriJ  SOO   PACIFIC   _=tOT_r-T_3].  C'EBTIi ICATE OF IM PBOVEMEXTS.  Shortest anfl Quickest Route to      -  PiiLW ai Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansa^ity^Jufialo. New York.  RATES THB_LOWEST.  Greatest Variety oTliT  MORTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R.R.  R  U -    o,"  N #  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Carsf  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  RL'KCAU, TEXAS,   CLIFTON  AND   NKW  DENVER MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situate in* the.Si.ocan Mining Division or  ..West Ko6tii;n*ay District. _ Wue-UC, t__o-  CATED���������OX THE   NORTn SLOI'E OF C-'-BT'KN'  TKK CKKEK. ABOUT ONE AND A IIAli- _U[I_ES  NonTiiEAST : tkom the To\rx ok Sandon.  peror lia-i k-*iK .ins   :a>i  itli  'J'AKE  NOTICE that  A. S. Farivol], acting:  %-     ������lh a^eiit for John  M. Harrii, N'o. 56917,.  Fred. Ti'Kelly. N'o. -41SrJ. Gdor^.* C. Wliarton,  , Xo,   t__4W und Samuel M. 'A'lj.irt-tju,'No. _530U^  s'ltlt aud lias j free miners, intends_ sixty days from the date,  ] hereof to apply to the.Mininic ltveorder"for "ai  <i������ ti tit-ato oNmproreiri.nl  not  been  wiuljna lelewrsiras to niiylmdy  Itis  ft  N.-ittnallv int.rext tnrns at ouce troni   --   .     Jr    i   i*T       I     r r     .'Z. ���������t i>.   _���������  -:.. t..- L-s'ianeeif i ich corUflcate of Improvements,  the i-wli Court  c.f jHst*������e8t-ri_J-)riato..   ^u-dthissothdayof ApriHak  d   iL_   C_ul:a-_Cr,win*"u,l_4__-_-������is'_.    -. a. a. FAKWiiLL.  v.. t._w.. ... :������������������������������������- - ���������"���������������������������.*"��������� ,"'������������������',���������'.' ,'." " : ccititit-ale of improveirienis, fop ibe uurnose oC  t is t������. I--* I'..;. <t tbat he will kee[, In*, iiu- .obu-l,li-llK--tt Crown Gnint of the'atove dlain_i  ..���������runt of the'pi-. - ;'   And further: take, notico tbat action, undec*  Bection 37.  must  be_ commenced  undrar  before  thit:  Yiinw tt;ect *������ind  Kich, Very!  Seekers of the "quaint and curious" ars-  bfiginninii to think of American Indian,  decorations. One "who visited Alaska not-  long ago made a collection of bags, boxes,  paddles and "totem" poles, with an eye to-  the decoration of his Bsoeption hall. He*  found his first treaanree at ITort Wrangle,  in the form of a handsbrnelj carved paddle, a bark rug, horn spoon and bone daggers, and stowed them away in his stateroom. That nightie did not sleep a -wank.  The odor from those Indian thing* wsa  something not to b. d-awribed. Ths purser  had to put them and the rest of his collection down in the hold for the remainder of  the trip. When h������r__afaecl home he had to-  have the things nnpacked in the backyard  and thoroughly oSeansed. wi*h soap, water  and a scrubbing brash 'before he dared  havethen.bno������lftlato thriause���������Gh_s-  r.      4      ���������" '" ���������"1 *'  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. ,t  J.HAMILTON,,      H. 1_. MACDONELL, GEO! MoL. BROWN,  Agent. Nelson,       Trav, Frgt. and Pass,  Agt. Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Agt.Vancouver  TO  TEA!*   TEA! .TEA!.  We know you have tried many times to "buy Good  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell what the  Governor-General said in praise ofthe Tea at tne  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  ' or  "&  /ST. PAW.  MINNEArOUS  DtiLUTH  FAKGO  GB1-D   FOBK8  CROOK-TOM **  ���������WINISIPF.G  UELE.VA and  BUITK  THROUGH   TICKETS  ���������TO-  CHICASO  WA-HIX6TO**  PHILADELPHIA  NEW TTOBK  BOSTO.V and all  Points East,  West and South.  ^  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  <>58)  For information, time cards, maps and ticket  call on or write  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash  or��������� A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. G**U_Pot. Agtmt Fftlf!, Ontfrn  :(>*-**  m

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