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 Whole Numueu 338. \/  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  February   13,    1897.  Price Five Gents  _ FEDERAL BUILDING.  HEWITT   BOSTOOK   PROMISES* TO  OBTAIN ONE FOR NELSON-  An Interview ullli I lie M. I"., for Kootenny.  IIIn   Opinion*   on   Houiliilon  l'ollllciil Affairs.  Hewitt Bostock, M. P. for Kootenay-Cariboo-Yale in the Dominion  parliament, arrived here last evening on-  a tour through the district.  A representative of the Mineis called  upon Mr. Bostock shortly after his arrival  and obtained from him some interesting  statements that relate to the future of  Kootenay and to Dominion legislation.  "When asked his opinion concerning the  geueral condition of the country isiuce  the Liberals have been in power, he replied:  "I don't think there hns beeu any  marked improvement. The geueral con  dition of the country as far as prosperity  is concerned remains the same as it was  before the Conservatives went from  power, The only exceptions are the  Kootenay district and that western portion of Ontario which has ils centre in  the Rainy river miueral belt. When Mr.  Laurier and his. party undertook the  administration of public affairs there  ���������was no small lack of faith ou the part of  prominent eastern business men, but it is  my opinion that this sentiment hns en  tirely disappeared aud there is new -,-.  general coufldence in the Liberal parly's  capabilities to 'give a business administration of the affairs of the couutry."  When questioned concerning the tariil  nnd tiude relations between this country  and other British territories and tlie proposed reciprocity with the United States,  Mr. Bostock said he could state authoritatively that there would be littlo results  from the efforts of Sir Richard Cart-  wright who is now at Washington confer  ring with the American government on  closer business telatioiis between the  two countries. He does not believe that  the people south of the interna'iounl  boundary liue will accept any reasonable  conditions. He thinks that Canadian  manufactories were built up sufficiently  by the Conservatives to now successfully  stand a fair competition with foreigners,  aud favors a .plan by which Canadian  farmers would be given a free market on  tho south iu return for the admission of  - manufactured goods without iinpositio_  of duties. Mr. Bostock expresses himself, hovever, as favoring, still more, the  commerce betweeu Cauada aud Great  Britain-���������a practical form of Imperial  Federation; a re-nrraugemeut of the  present tariff should be mado that would  admit of a system of preferential trade  relations.  ' He denounced the recent utterances ol  John Charlton, a Canadian M.P., who  recently spoke in New York of Canada's  annexation to theU.S. as unpatrotic aud  demagogic. Of the Corliss amendment  to the U.S. immigration bill, he declared  . that stipuld a bill containing these  objectionable features be passed by Congress, he is certain that Premier Lanriei  and his fellow ministers will retaliate to  ��������� the fullest possible extent.  Speakiug of matters more directly  affecting Kooteuay, Mr. Bostock said he  favored the construction of the Crow's  '���������Nc3t"Pnss-"railway'"frbh*r Nelson- to'Forf  MacLeod by the Dominion government.  He is uot absolutely positive, but .fully  expects" that this will be done, although  the fact that the C.P.R. has obtained  control ot the provincial charter of the  lino will be a considerable obstacle. He  ���������"believes lhat* Messrs. Laurier and Blair  are in no way favoring the C.P.Li. That  corporation, he said, has already received' too much from thc couutry. The  people's interests and the company's  interests are not ideulical aud the latter  should receive nothing more iu tho way  "of public grants. He is absolutely  opposed to subsidizing auy raihvay  companies.  Mr. Bostock was asked if he would endeavor to obtaiu greater parliamentary  representation for Kooteuay and how he  would proceed in the matter.   He said:  "Nothing can be done until after the  taking of the noxt census when a general  redistiibufion.of seals will bemadejexcept  special legislation is introduced, 'ihis  cannot be done at the coming sessiou,  which convenes iu March, owing to press  . .of other business, but I shall try to accompli-- it at the meeting of parliament  next"year. The district should be divided  so as to return two more members, aud I  shall work for the. es'ablishmeut of East  aud West Kootenay as a separate bor  ��������������������������� ougti. I cannot say now how it would be  ...best to divide Yale and Cariboo. Neither  am I preparedto say .which of the three  divisions I should desire to represent."  After some further questioning "Mr.  Bostbck evinced some preference tore-  pi\ sent that which would embrace Yale  and Kamloops.  The question of. revision of the voters'  list will be discussed at-tho next session  "of   parliament  and  it is  proposed rthat  Provincial lists shall be adopted for federal elections:  Mr. Bostock is of the opinion that  Nelson is the geographical and transportation centre of Kootenny aud its importance as a place of business is grow-  ing';greater ..every day. When asked if  he would do all he could to have a substantial public building erected here for  the accommodation of Federal officials,  he replied that he would devote his attention to the matter as soon as he  returned to Ottawa. He will propose to  the Dominion government that enough  money be appropriated to build offices for  the Customs, Inland Revenue and  Post Office. Iu reply to a question Mr.  Bostock said he favored Nelson being  made the headquarters for a separate  Inland Revenue district.  Asked for a forecast of,the business to  be transacted by parliament at its next  session, Mr: Bostock said considerable  time wonld be occupied io discussing the  report of the tarrift" commisson, various  railway    chatters,  the   construction   of  the" Crow's Nest Pass railway nnd the  revision of the voters' lists. He thinks the  Manitoba school question will not be an  important feature this year because of  the adroit manner iu which the Liberals  have, handled the matter. Wheu asked  for his opinion concerning the suppression  of the L'Electeur newspaper by the  authorities of the Roman Catholic  church, he denounced such arbitrary  measures ns outrageous.  Mr. Bostock says that the appropriations made for the improvement of the  Duncan river, the Kootenay Rapids in  the Columbia river nud for the Columbia  river above Revelstoke will be spent as  soon as possible.  The Foundry Site JUIIII.ul.y.    :  Mr. Barrow, of the Kootenay Iron  Works Company, has returned 'from a  trip to Vancouver and Victoria. He has  not completed arrangements for the construction of a foundry here owing to a  slight misunderstanding with the land  department of the C.P.R. with whom he  was originally negotiating. While in  Victoria Mr. Barrow interviewed Messrs.  Hume aiid Kelly who promised to lend  their assistance in securing block 89  which is situated near the C. & K. railroad track and a little west of the mouth  of Cottonwood creek and which is owned  by the government.  MAY CONVICT HIMSELF.  A KASLO.POLICE MAGISTBATE HAS  THAT OPPORTUNITY.  Au InlcrestiiiK C;n_c  Before .lu.lgt.   Forin  of lhe County Court.���������A Possible  -cn.utloiiul Outcome.  NEEDED LAW REFORM.  A  Nelson   Barrister   Discusses  thc  Question of Prevailing:  Methods.  The expense, delay and annoyance  which try the patience and pockets of  litigants has caused the Miner to obtaiu the opinions of an eminent Nelson  bavvister on the subject. He has complied with the request and makes a  well directed statement of the prevailing conditions.   They are as follows:  A great American lawyer said some  years ago that the present system of  deciding a, simple dispute in Courts of  Justice was -a. disgrace to our modern  civilization. The technicalities, delays,  expenses mid uncertainty of law disgusted him as it disgusts every lawyer  whose soul ever rises above fees and  retainers.  Tho question is, however, how to  reform the abuses of law, seeing the  necessity for reform is, unfortunately,  not enough, and here it is that common sense rather than musty precedents must take the lead. Common  sense would dictate that economy and  despatch are the two features that  should distinguish the administration  of justice; and with these features of an  ideal administration before us it is not'  difficult to suggest changes in tlie  present system.  Economy" woidd dictate that every  man venturing upon a law suit should  be allowed to make such arrangement  or contract witli his solicitor as may  seem proper to both. Under the present system, there is a scale of fees  with retainers, instructions, consultations and what not that are unintelligible to the client although they  serve to swell the bill of costs..  Economy would also dictate that  tho steps "in an action be few. What  necessity is there for the many proceedings that must be taken before a  person can determine whether or no  be; is entitled to recover damages for  breach of contract. Writs of summons,  ���������appearances**-*;-pleadings;-' joindersT  notices, summons and adjournments,  follow one another in quick succession,  and after, several years, (if he has luck)  the,litigant learns whether or not his  cause is well founded. The chances  are that; he will -be out of pocket  whether he wins or loses.  The question of despatch can hardly  be disassociated from that of economy.  That despatch in matters legal is pos- i  sible is proved by the manner in which  criminal matters are disposed of.  Surely, if the question of a. man's  innocence of .a crime "for which the  punishment is death can be determined I  in a few weeks, it should' not be im-  possibleto determine questions involving a certain sum of money or the  right to goods and chattels with less  celerity. There are no elaborate pleadings in a criminal case, no notices of  trial, no chamber summonses, and the  right of appeal is so guarded that it  has not become an abuse as it is in civil  ci.ses.  Under a system at all approaching  the ideal, .we would, see a law suit  commenced by service upon the defendant of a simple statement of the  facts relied upon. Within a very few  days the defendant would serve his  statement upon the plaintiff and the  matter would then go to trial, In as  much" as judges are human and not  infallible, let there be a carefully-  guarded _. right of appeal; simplicity,  despatch and economy would all be  advanced if this course were followed.  Let it be understood that a Court of  Justice meets not for the purpose of  settling minute points of practice, but  Lo decide the rights of parties. That  all this is not impossible is shown by  the" conduct of criminal matter's  where common sense holds sway more  than in any other department of law.  On Thursday afternoon the case of G.  O. Buchanan vs. E: E. Chipmau, J.P. City  Clerk of Kaslo, wss called before Judge  Forin and owing to a question of jurisdiction an adjournment for eight days  was taken.  The plaintiff in his complaint alleges  that on January 14, defendant Chipman  was guilty of violating the municipal  by-laws of Kaslo by the use of blasphemous language on the streets of said  city. It appears that .on the day in  question ..Mr.'Chipmau made use of some  language more forcible than polite and  directed Hgainst Mr. Buchanan aud  others. The matter was brought to the  aUentio'u of Mr. Buchanan, who took it  before the city council and as that body  refused to act, Judge Foriu's services  were sought,  At the hearing last Thursday, Attorney  McAnn for the defense, interposed pre  liminary objections, challenging the  jurisdiction of Judge Forin; alleging  that Justice O. T. Stoue of Kaslo had no  authority to take the information and issue the summons.  Attorney G..A. Morphey, for.the plaintiff, stated that the defendant was police  magistrate and city clerk and to bring  the matter to issue before Kaslo justices  would require the consent of the police  magistrate who in this instance was the  defendant. Mr. Buchanan had brought  the matter before the city council but  lhey had refused to take auy action.  Mayor Green was a justice but his refusal as chairman of the council to do  unythiug, would go.to show that he was  PARLIAMENT MEETS.  THE O.P.E- ENGINEER.  PROVINCIAL LEGISLATUE IN REGULAR SESSION AT VIOTORIA.  Turner nml Eb_rl������  Pledge Theiuxelve������ to  Assist lu Incorporation���������Kootenny'H  Interest, to Receive Attention.  Special telegram to The Minkk.  Victoria, Feb. 13th���������I have interviewed Premier Turner and Attorney-  General Eberts concerning. the incorporation of Nelson and received assurances from both that they will exercise  every means in their power to assist  in obtaining the necessary legislation  desired. Mr. Eberts declared there is  no known reason why the incorporation cannot be effected by next July.  The delegates formally addressed the  government leaders yesterday,  _ Representative Hume made an excellent speech in the House yesterday  in which he combatted the statement  that Kootenay is spoon-fed. He discussed the question of over capitalizing  mining companies and registered an  earnest protest against blanket charters being given by the Provincial  government. He advocated the appointment of a Provincial Mine Inspector.  . The members on both sides of the  House are opposed to the taxation of  laborers in mines and the mortgage  tax. o  Several members have asked.for the  introduction of a redistribution bill.  R. P. Rithet, who represents Victoria  and is the chief promoter of the British  Pacific, requested in the House that  the government adopt a strong railway policy.  'The debate so far has been weak and  lacking in directness of outline of  policy by either side. It is generally  accepted here that the present session  KOOTENAY'S CUSTOM RETURNS FOB 1896.  Following is a detailed statement of the imports and exports of this  district for the year 1897, showing the duty collected and the valuations  given to the Customs House ut Nelson, B.C:���������  EXPOBTS.  18iKi.  ��������� GOLD  -- S-LVEU.  I           COPPKR,  LEAD  QUAIIT-1-'  OUN'C-S  vai.uk '  l'OUNDS  V AI.UK  I'OUXDS  , VAI.UK  aiai-liHl  JuncSU .  Sept 30 . .  Dee ..I . .  ��������� $ 102, WI  103,181  2__,215  .   _-_-,l'������)  TOO.OOS  J07.0S1  . _29,_>_  ������������,2(j.  $ .I'ii'.SliV  . 270,585  355,821  321.211  .������������������ . , 5(51.275  1,081,109  1,118,407  1,351,910  S 354,471  59,811  07,773  101,521  - 4_7.0_.-li  2,310,-14  _.049,-_.  2,310,879  ?. 70,887  33,781  38,723  28,332  S !X)3,07!)  i  2,113,310  .1,120.135  ' 1.122,007  $ 207,582  12,133,511  $ 171,720  Gold.  Silvci  Copp c  Lead.  Tc   $ *!)03,0      i.i20,i:  r        2.i7,__  ���������!������. ��������� ���������  V>.    .  ���������>.  li.  $2,762',S22.         171,7:  tal Exports...  i:m:__?c  )BTS.  is*;.  FltKK  GOODS .  -  DUTI.  GOODS  DUTY  COL.  <JUA [--_--,  ]Mii_el. 3L  _S_2-,21-..  10, -158  (il,01.'i  102,555  -8-l(>7,...*_  1SS.75SI  211,013  310,570  .S-t.,027^71-  '    51,071 21  ������.���������,<������!) 8!)  81,782 S!)  June 30 .  Sept 30 . .  Dec 111  . .  1  Free Goc  Dutiable  Total  o  Kls   Goods    | 235,       911,  212.  _-].  $1,110,873.  $ 235,212  % 9ll,<>31  ?__l,8_l 73  A I'.iliirul Accident.  Alexander Chisholm, who hasacontract  for the construction of the roof over the  roasting furnaces at the Hall Mines'  smelter? fell fifteen Teet from one of the  roof beams last Saturday, The bones of  his right leg and ...foot. were terribly  i shattered. He has received medical  ! treatment but will not fully recover for  ! a number of months.  i    -  j A Well ->_serv.������! lEoli.lay.  i    Registrar T.  H. GifSn will leave for a  | five or six months trip to Southern California during the early part of next week.  He has had 23 years of continuous service duriDg which time he has never had  a leave  of   absence.     Ill   health is the ���������  cause of the present vacation. . During I  his absence   Mr.   E.   H.  Simpkins will'  occupy the position of registrar. '  an interested party and could not act in  concert with. Justice O. T. Stone. As a  result, the only avenue left open to the  prosecution was to appeal to Judge Forin  who is stipendiary magistrate for the entire province.  Attorney McAnn stated that his client,  in Mr. Buchanan's presence,' had asked  him.to lay the suit before Justice Green.  Judge Foriu said that it Mr. Chipmau  was the proper kind of a British subject  he (as magistrate) would try himself, and  if he was guilty, would convict himself  aud pay the tine. He related an instance  where a Washington judgo had convicted  and fined himself for drunkenness.  After some further discussion and argument, Judge Foriu stated his desire to  refer the matter back to the Kaslo justices but Mr. McAnn said that he did not  kuogt if his client would again request  Justice Green to act. Judge Forin then  stated that he would proceed witli the  hearing after au adjournment of eight  days.*1 Attorney McAnn gavo,notice that  he would apply for a prohibition. This  will settle all question of jurisdiction.  ,    A GOOD DIVIDEND.  The   Kniiihler-.'arilx.o    Company    Itividi's  a pro lit or *���������><., OOO.  The directors of the Rambler and  Cariboo Consolidated Gold and Silver  Mining company, at a, meeting at  Spokane last Wednesday declared a.  dividend of $20,000, payable March 15.  The directors also' made the statement-  that from the amount of ore now in  sight the company is confident of being able to declare a dividend of S20-,  000 monthly for the next nine months.  The Rambler.group is in the Dardanelles basin, Slocan, and comprises  the Rambler, Cariboo, Antelope, Trgar  and Best Fraction.  Fire at Ottawa.  Special Telegram to Tim -Mi.vEa.  Ottawa, Feb., 12.-���������A fire, originating  yesterday in the upper story of tbe western portion of the Federal department  building, has burned valuable public  records relating to matters an ti-datiu.-  Confederation. More than S100.000 worth  ot property was destroyed. The fire is  now under control.  The Tariff mine at Ainsworth has  become a regular shipper.  is the most important one in the history of the province. The government  will undoubtedly pay much attention  to Kootenay and will deal with a great  number of matters affecting the construction of railways.���������W. A.J.  The parliament of British Columbia  opened last Tuesday at precisely 3  o'clock. Tho proceedings were to have  tulcun place in the legislative chamber  of the. hew capitol building, but as it  was not ready tne old chamber had to  be used. Every available seat was  occupied.  Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney delivered the speech from the tin-one  which was listened to with great  attention. The speech refers more to  the precious metal industry than anything else and this subject will prob-  ably.'claiin the chief attention of thu  government during the session.  As soon jus the lieutenant-governor  had delivered the. speech and retired  from the hall, the premier, the Hon.  J. Ii. Turner, moved that the address  be taken up next Wednesday. Two or  three unimportant motions were made  from the government side, when Mr.  Helmcken, member for Victoria, gave  notice to move for the forfeiture of the  lands granted to the British Columbia  Southern railway. This created a  sensjition at once. Tt was somewhat  unexpected that a motion of this kind  should come from Mr. Helmcken, who  has been a .quasi-supporter-of tlie government. His action clearly indicates  the drift of sentiment, whicli is that  the company having these lands has  been given enough time.  Mr. Helmcken then gave notice of a  question asking the goverement if tbey  intend to take the tax off the meu working in the precious metal mines and off  tbe teamsters and others employed about  mines.  It is expected that Helmcken will  make an open fipht against the government for the purpose of bringing the  government into" line of support of the  British Pacific scheme.  Col. Baker, Minister of Mines, declares  that be will make a strong fight against  any forfeiture of the B. C. Southern land  grant. He is heavily interested in that  compauy. .    .  Late Thursday afternoou Dr. "Walkem,  the member for Nanaimo. created "a stir  by announcing an independent position.  Heretofore he has been a staunch sup  porter of the government. This reduces  the government majority to a nanow  margin.  He will Select a -lie for ������ Hallway Oepot  Hi Sloriiu City.  Eugiueer 0. E. Perry of the O. P. R'y  was expected to return to Kelson last  Thursduy but as yet has not put in an  appearance. It is believed that he went  from his camp on Kootenay lake to Kaslo  with the expectation of joining Mr.  Marpole last night at Sandon or New  Denver. Mr. Fletcher, Land Surveyor  for the C.P.R., left for that point this  afternoon and the trio will gel to  Slocan City for the purpose of deciding  upon a suitable location for a station. It  is believed that after tbey have concluded  this work tbey will go up to Nnkusp and  return to Nelsou via the Arrow lake  route. "*:  It has been learned that Mr. Perry,  who is making the location survey for  tbe Crow's Nest Pbps railway, has completed his work frcm the month of Kootenay lake, northward, to Gultus creek,  about, half the distance to the point opposite Balfour. No word has been  received from him for a number of days  but it is thought that he has moved his  camp up to Wilson creek. _        .  LOCAL  NEWS.  The Happenings of the Week   in  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  lAEY ACCOMPLISHED.  THE INC0EP0EATI0N   OF NELSON  WILL BOON BE A FA0T.  The Hett of thc Hill ."-���������wc. Mtlaf IHrafteil-  The P-bllc Spirit ���������_ Ike People  of NelMM-.  Rapid progress has been made on the  wharf at Robson and all the cedar necessary for its construction is on the ground.  Twelve men are at work.  On Wednesday evening, A. Ring-  rose of Kaslo, and Miss Ord of Vancou.  ver, were married at the PresbyterloD  church, Rev. A. P. Winchester officiating. .     ������  Jacob Dover, a member of the incorporation committee, will leave for "Victoria  next Monday. While there, he will lend  whatever assistance may be required of  him by the incorporation delegation.  Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, Gold  Commissioner for the district, left for  Spokane Wednesday on a two months  leave of absence. As yet no one has been  named to act in his place but word is  daily expected to arrive from Victoria.  The total exports of ore for the week  as shown through the custom house returns amounted to 780 tons, valued at  $81,107.30; an averago value of the $103.-  98 per ton. The shipments of matte  were 202% tons valued at 869,872.75.  The total value of ore and matte shipped  was $150,980.05.  Sine, assuming control of the Colum-  ' bia and Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's fleet of steamers; the C.P.R. have  made no changes in the persouuel of the  crews and agents, with the exception of  establishing a regular agency at Ainsworth. "Agents will be- appointed at  Pilot Bay and other points as soon ns  business warrants such a step.  __  Rev. A P. Winchester will occupy the  pulpit of the Presbyterian church tomorrow and on the Sunday following.  He has charge ot the China mission  schools of the province and for several  years was a missionary in China. He is  considered the pulpit orator of the province.   On Monday evening he will de-  ''I������-. _L ___^ur_i_ a__ -____- church and has  chosen for his theme, "China, past and"  preseut." (-  The purchase of the Golden Crown in  the Wellington camp, Roundary district,  by AV. A. MsicDonald, Q. C, of Nelson,  Hon. T. M. Daly of Rossland and Messrs.  Kelly and Porter of Brandon, Manitoba,  has been followed by the organization of  a company known as the Golden Crown  Mining .Company with a capital stock of  Sl.oOO.OOO. The ore is pyrrhotite and  chalco-pyrite.and assays from $20 to S200  in gold. Further development of the  mine will be doue at an early date.  The arrangements for tbe iocornoration  of Nelson as a municipality are progress'  ing as rapidly ae could be reasonably  desired.  . Since the last issue of the Miner, the  delegation appointed by the citizen's muss  meeting have assembled at Victoria and  .have presented their cause without delay.  The result is told in a telegram received  from one of the delegates, Mr. J. Elliott;  to Mr. J. A. Turner, the president of the  ,Board of Trade,   lt says:���������  "'The Government have promised the  necessary assistance. The bill is now  being drafted."  A later ..telegram received by the  Miner says that J. Fred Hume, tbe  member from this district has examined  the bill which will be introduced for the  incorporation of Rossland and Grand  Forks and has asked the government to  make it also apply to Nelson. The  Attorney-General thinks that tbe bill oan  be put through in less than two weeks  time from its introduction. It will probably be handled in the house by Mr.  Eberta.-  The bill as now prepared conforms to  the general munioinal act passed in 1896  exoept-.t. two particulars.-������������������ These are-  first, that the city may borrow $50,000  immediately after incorporation, and  second, the. franchise'is enlarged so as to  enable every male British subject to vote  who has lived in the place three months.  The provisions of the general law would  not permit the borrowing of money  before next autumn, as there would first  have to be au election and the general  law requires a prope. ty qualification for  voters. The purpose of the special provision as to borrowing $50,000. immediately is to enable the city authorities  to' proceed at once to construct n sewerage system and provide suitable fire  apparatus.  NELSON'S MBEKAtilTY.  The committee in charge of tbe fund  now being raised to help pay the expenses  of the delegates and whatever outlay  may be necessary in the matter, has ex-  periencedthe most gratifying success in  their efforts to raise money by public  subscriptions. Every enterprising resident, of Nelson who has bpen approached  regardless of the fact that he is or is not  a taxpayer, has cheerfully contriouted.  About $550 have beeu collected to date.  The following is a list of subscribers to  the fund:���������  Jacob Dover, Clemens, Lott & Hillyer,  J A Turner, *__ C Arthur. J A Gibsoo, J  Houston, W F Teetzel, Fred Irvine &  Co., I Holden, P Burns & Co., T Madden,  John Johnson, Thompson Stationery Co.,  G V Holt, J A Mora, H V Rudd, S P-  Shaw. M O'Reilly, J J Driscoll, H J  Evans & Co., E E Phair,Lawrence Hard'-  ware Co., AC Buchanan & Co., Farlev ,.  Sitnpsou, G O Buchanan, Hyde, Tits,  worth & Co, F J Squire, A E Hodgins, T  J Duncan, C W West, E C Russell, G A  IB Hall, C Grave, G A Hunten, R Ries;  _terer,_Mat-eson_...���������Graham, ���������Tribun^  Publishing Co., D. LaBau, C Jiszkowicz;  J Humer, Malone & Tryillus, T M Ward",  Neilsou & Harshaw, F Williamson, (_  Wateimn__& Co,  J Blomberg,   Turner  TH������ CITIZENS' COMMITTEE.  WiiIcIiIiik Hie Progress i>r liit'iirpornlloii In  ������ MHho.llr.n'l mill ll.isliH'.'oi-llke. Via)-.  A meeting of the Citizens' Executive  Committee which has charge of the arrangements for the incorporation of Nelson wus held yesterday afternoon iu the  oilices of W. A. MacDonald, who was  elected chairman with J. A.-Gibson secretary. The others present were Dr.  Arthur and Messrs. Turner, Dover and  Clement3. After satisfactorily adjusting  expense account*-, it was decided to telegraph J. Fred. Hume, M.P.P., as follows:  '"Pleased at report of progress so far.  Send draft of bill as soon as possible, as  we are anxious about the area to be incorporated and other matters.''-'*'  A motion was then carried that as soon  as the draft was received here, another  citizens' meeting will be called.  It was the unanimous opinion of those  present rthat the oiiginal townsite of  Nelson and addition "A*' should be included in the city limits.  ba_^"established.  Three   More   Itramlici   of   t.'tininlii'.t   llix  ���������l!urt<_r_il Compiiiiles Ojicurd this Week.  During the past week three of the biggest Canadian chartered. Danks have  established branches in West Kootenay.  The. Bank of Montreal, which has heretofore beeu represented  iu  tbe district  only at Nelson and Rosslaud. has opened  a branch at New Denver. The Bank of  British North America has established a  branch at-Trail. Revelstoke is the third  place honoured, the Imperial Bauk of  Canada, which ha3 been very conservative in pnshing its business in the west,  has opened a bauk there.. Revelstoke,  New Denver and Trail were entirely  without bank facilities previous lo these  branches beiug established. There are  now nine branches of chartered banks in  West Kootenay.  Goodwin,. A Maurin, H G Neeluud*. G  Kobson, ,7 Stenennt, G \V Richardson, W  .I'G Dickson,Frank Flolcher.J Sturgeon,  M Scully. J Hirscb, A.. Sherwood G .11  Owen and G Stanley.  NELSON'S liEOOJtDEK,  The Provincial Government Appoints  au Oihcia.1 Formerly Employed at Victoria.  1.. F. Tolmie, ot Victoria, has been  appointed recorder for the Nelson district and arrived last Wedue_day uigbt.  to take the place made vacant by the  death of Mr. G. 11. Itnshdoll. He nt  once look up tho duties of liis new position.  The   nppoiutmeut   is   generally   considered   by   the    people   of  Nelsoo   as**  satisfactory. -  , Mr. Tolmie possesses  the distinction :  of   being    a native  of  Pierce   count}���������/������������������  Washington,  while it was a British pos- :  sessiou  and  prior  lo    the  date  thatau-'  Imperial  diplomatic (?) official  declared'  that the country. was not worth keeping,  because salmon  fishing was pour.    Mtv  Tolmie  was  born in tbe year 1858 at Ihe  Hudson's Bay fort, Nesquiilly, while his ;  father was occupying the position there ���������  of doctor.    After hia school years iu Victoria, Mr. Tolmie was three years iu the  service of   the bank of British Columbia '  iu Cariboo, since which time he has b.en  connected with the land registry oflice in  Victoria.  Mrsr Tolmie, the wife of the new recorder, will shortly arrive here to reside  permanently.  i< '"      The <"e_e.iil  Uo*i>!tul.  On Tuesday the second week iu March,  tbe annual election of officers of the  Koolenay Lake General Hospital will  be held. A president, vice-president,  secretary, treasurer*and tix directors will  then be uomiuated. All those who sub-  scibe towards the benevolent fund are  entitled to a vote.  |    For the past year ������3,500 has been  ex-  j pended in the maintenance of the hos-  pital, 32,000 of which was contributed by  - the   Provincial government:    An effort  I will be made tbis year to. obtain a public  grant of $3,000 aa well ns some assistance  to pay for the construction of an addition  to   the   hospital   which  will double its  capacity. THE  MINER. NELSON, -B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  r3   [897.  Wm Jttincr.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to .iny aildress in Canada or  the Uni'ed State* foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  .CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of$3per column inck,pei  . month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /j cents per tionfai eii  tine first insertion, and io cents per line Jot  each ubsequent insertion. Advertisement,  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Fditoi  must be accompanied by the name and address ofthe -writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in fin. rate style al  ,    the shortest notice  ADon-SS  THI MINMPRINTINb * PUBLISHING, CO  NELSON.    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots  and  For fliners & Prospectors    (418)  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets .second Wedneaday in each  month: - Sojourning brethern invited.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1897.  PRECA UTION NECESSAR Y.  ,, It seems that the speedy incorporation of Nelson is now assured. The  government has promised the necessary assistance, and are now drafting  the bill that will become law during  the existing session of the Provincial  parliament.      *  The present is the most important  and critical period in the history of  Nelson. By this act the town casts  off its village swaddling clothes and  assumes the dignity of self-government in all local matters and lays the  foundation ' for its future greatness,  Responsibilities are to be assumed that  require the most careful deliberations.  The matter is in the hands of a delegation which is acting without any  specific directions from the citizens.  The failure of the people of Nelson to  bring the question sooner to some  definite basis is largely the cause of  this. At the mass meeting held in the  Firehall last week, the opportunity  for-discussing what features are especially desirable in the Act was entirely overlooked in the exhibition ,of  __I__tt'-^I_?i__?.U.aJ_if_elings__and,_fo^  most part, inconsequential arid lirreve-  lant remarks. Thc three delegates  then chosen to represent the town iri  the presentation of its claims were in  no way instructed as to what course  they should pursue,' futher than to do  their utmost to obtain from the government the passage for the necessary  legislation. '-. AH details concerning  provisions for tiie" protection ofthe  public welfare and for securing all  possible advantages have been neglected.  It is reasonable to suppose that as  soon as it is adopted, the bill will be  submitted to. the delegation now at  "Victoria. These gentlemen may enjoy  the greatest confidence  of the coiii-  'miinity on all ordinary affairs, and  very" probably are fully equal to all  that is required of ' them now. But,  with all due respect to,them, the draft  should, in turn,: he-scrutinized and  discussed by the tax-payers and residents of Nelson, to be by them accepted,' revised or refused as may be most  expedient. The bright future of Nelson must not be darkened in any way  by loose, shiftless legislation. This  town must enter upon its new career  with a complete maintainence of every  privilege that it is legitimately en-,  titled to. One thing is absolutely  essential and imperative in the matter:  Care should be exercised that the  legislation does not admit any  vested rights in private corporations  beyond, those which they now  legally possess.  Nelson must not sacrifice its independence by the insertion of clauses  that would place it in a disadvantageous position to any individual or  corporation. There must be no monopoly of any franchise which affects  the public convenience.  ZAND REGISTRY OFFICE.  The petition for the establishment of  a Land Registry office at Nelson should  be granted by the government without  hesitation. The needs of the southeastern and eastern portions of the  province fully justify it. The cost of  maintaining it would be insignificant.  There should be no exhibition of  jealously, rivalry or opposition from  other towns. Beyond question, Nelson is most conveniently situated for  the entire surrounding country. After  the completion of thc Crow's Nest Pass  railway, no place of importance in  East or .West Kootenay, with the  slight exception of Golden and Donald,  will be more than a few houis journey  from this town. The following proves  this last assertion:  DisUuicc to Nelson from: Miles. -  Kort Steele  150  Kaslo       40  Aiuswortli    28     ������  Now Denver     80  Sandon .70  Trail    50  Itosslnncl    00  Nakusi)    00  Itevolstokc. ":: 170 -  Slocan City and Uiandon    15  Donald  250  Golden    2__  If the government ignores these in-  disput ible advantages and intends  viewing "the matter solely from a political standpoint,, it would be well for  them to take cognizance of the future  of. Nelson. No one will seriously  deny that this .community will have  many times its present population  when the next election is held.  The favorable consideration of the  petition will, to someextent,.atone for  past neglect and win many deserters  back to the Ministerial fold. Wrongs  such as Nelson has suffered from have  sometimes been forgotten by voters on  election day through the judicious gift  of a few patronage crumbs.  ginia City,- Leadville, Johannisburg,  Cripple Creek and Coolgardie in their  balmiest days. There will be a difference only for: the reason that the vast  extent and exceeding richness of the  mineral deposits here will make tlie  interest manifested more enduring.  The story of the mines of Kootenay  has barely commenced; it is beyond  the ken oi" man to say how many  scores of years must elapse beforo the  concluding chapters can be written.  Of one thing we may be reasonably  certain: Its history will be the greatest of all known mining fields.   ���������  THE NEW U.S. TREASURER.  " Mr, Lyman J. Gage, who is to be  Secretary of the Treasury in Presidentelect McKinley's cabinet, has made  certain declarations of . his ideas as  regards financial legislation. He is in  favor of permanently retiring the  greenbanks, of redeeming and cancelling the Sherman notes and. gradually  selling the silver bullion now stored in  the U. S. treasury. He would revise  the law so as to provide for a broader,  more elastic circulation of bank-notes,  which should be?' redeemable in gold  only. These arc the,, principles of  President Cleveland and the present  Secretary ofthe Treasury, Mr. Carlisle,  and which rent the democratic party  in twain at, the last presidential election.. It is claimed by some that Mr.  Gage is very conservative and that he  will . oppose "dishonest" finances and  the "anarchistic policy that has its  home in Chicago and finds its exemplification in'the Byrancampaign."  The fact remains, however, in black  and white over his own signature, that  the recently chosen Secretary of the  U.S. Treasury is one of the citizens of  Chicago who wrote letters to Governor  Altgeld strongly recommending the  pardon of the anarchists. At one  time Mr. Gage was accounted a "single  taxer;" he has lent a listening ear to a  good many doctrines which the people  in the . McKinley circle would not call  orthodox. Mr. Gage is on record as  having strongly advocated the return  of his country to bi-metallism. He  has recently lieen interviewed, and .he  speaks now with the zeal of those "who  belong to the strictest sect of gold-  bugs. Already the lengths to which  he goes, in forecasting his policy for  the. treasury, are drawing criticism  from some of the McKinley organs.  Mr. Gage's record stamps, him as  somewhat of a demagogue who figures  decidedly more as a money-maker than  as a patriotic statesman. There is not  much liklihood that he will be instrumental in causing the sale of the silver  bullion purchased under the Sherman  Act.  KOOTENA Y'S CONTRIBUTION  The public iiccouuts for tho fi-c.d year  rndiugJuue 30, 1896, show that West  Kooteuay has contributed taxes amounting to $r_2.90_ or more thau one-eighth  of the total Provincial revenue. Little  more than half the present fiscal year  has expired, but an enormous sum of  mouey has beeu paid into the treasury  since last June. The year 1896-7 should  be a - record-breaker; returns from  this district will not be much below  .200,000. The amount for each succeed  ing year, for some considerable time to  come, will be greater.  If the government persist in trying to  starve West Kootenay into submission lo  their general policy they will only sue  oeed in losing what support they now  have in the north and south ridings.  The people of the distriot demand tbat  they have a just proportion of this money  returned in expenditure on public im  provemenls. The parliament now in  sessiou should at least vote an appropriation of $100,000 for- that purpose for  1896-7 and not forget to see that it is  wisely and entirely expeuded.  PROFESSIONAL  CARDS.  lt.   HARRISON, . BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan City. -5_  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. 11., BAREISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc., Sandon  B. C. (-3.)  ASSAYING.      ROB-SINS &  LANG.     AS-  sayors  to   War Eagle   and   Associated  Companies, Kus.lund (351)  <<  NORMAN & CO.. MINING AND STOCK  0 ��������� Brokers, Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  Tuli-plio-u 027.  [1051  MAHON, McPARLAND & MAHON, LTD.,  .Miami; and Share ilrokers, Vancouver,  B.C.   Members Stock KxclmiiKe. 330  OlURALl) AND l'KASK, GKNERAL  __! Commission and .".warding Agents,  W'holcfsaln Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Kevelstoke Station. 1302)  LIONR-, C. BARFH", Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stork Exchange of Uritish Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Ollice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, B.C. 374  ������:  S.    ANDREWS,     NOTARY    PUBLIC,  Conveyancer,   etc.    Sole Agent for the  Canadian Fire Insurance Co.   Heal Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  (511)  The people of Kootenay don't care a  tuppence what Dr. Selwyn says.  The present session of the Legislative Assembly is tho most momentous  one in the history of the Province.  There is good reason* to believe that  the Legislative Assembly will recommend an increase of the $50 tax on  Chinese immigrants.  The Victoria "Colonist" has at last  acknowledged that the $5 tax on  laborers employed in the precious  metal urines is not just. Why does  not tho "Colonist" advocate its repeal.  THE COMING SEASON^     .,  Thc passing of an exceptionally iiiild  and open winter already gives signs of  an early spring; and the warm sunshiny days and the gentle chinook  will very soon commence their attack  upon the snowdrifts on the mountains  and blotch the hills with brown. This  has been impatiently awaited by thousands.  =  - The prospector who discovered  a rich, vein of mineral .last summer- is  becoming restless under idleness enforced by -the winter season; he is  weary of inactivity and has almost  ceased to realize. any pleasurable sensation by exhibiting the flattering but  begrimed and pocket-worn assay certificate. He does not dream less of the  glorious possibilities in store, but he  has ceased to expapiate upon the immensity of the find with the fullness of  detail as when he first returned to  town, and now confines himself to  planning the development that is'to be  done as soon, as the disappearance of  the snow permits further exploration  of the extent and value of thediseovery.  Those of eastern Canada aud other  distant places, who have heard of  British Columbia's El Dorado, and who  have enthusiastic and great expectations of rapidly acquiring wealth, are  preparing to come. Investing capitalists and penniless adventurers, clerks  and- artisans are only waiting for the  summer season to flock here in thousands.  We may expect stirring times  similar to those experienced at Vir-  The Custom returns for Kootenay  during the year 189_, published on the  first page of this issue, make very interesting reading when considered  from a business point of view.  AVhen Nelson has a municipal government it should follow the example  set by the city of Glasgow, Scotland,  which has so admisistered its affairs  as to make the collection of taxes  unnecessary.  The citizens of Toronto will exhibit  excellent judgement and taste by using  Kootenay silver for a casket to enclose  their address of congratulations and  expressions of loyalty to Queen Victoria upon the anniversary of the sixtieth year of her reign.  The health of the people of Nelson  is endangered because pf the absence  of an adequate sewerage system, but  the government did not hesitate in  expending $257,000 on the unnecessary  parliament buildings' during the last  fiscal year.  It is pertinent to remark that although the interview;'with J. Fred  llume, M.P.P., dealing with the redistribution of the. electoral districts., of  Kootenay has been credited to the  liossland "Record," the interview, as  well as plan of redistribution originated in the columns of this paper.  As all registrations affecting Kootenay lands will have to be copied at  the Land Registry otlice at Victoria  and transferred to the branch office  that will be established at Nelson,  there.is an added expense to the Province for every day's delay in the  matter. '-'���������-  Recent press dispatches state that  Dr. Selwyn, formerly Director of the  Geological Survey of Canada has said  at a convention of eastern mining  engineers ,at Montreal that Canada  would.never be a successful"mining  country. One of the most important  papers read at the convention discussed moss litter. The question of wearing yellow leggings in order to be  known as a first class mineral expert  was probably left over for discussion  at the next meeting.  Cl EO. SIIKDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  T Broker, A*'ictoria, B. C. (Member of thc  B. C. Sock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  MIM-V. AUEXTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  ���������NELSON*, B. C.      [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  Ift-lUtAXt'l. und ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION At-EXT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON, B. O.  ������14  W. P. SLOAN,  MIlSri-STO-    _S_G-"E3*_$*rT  Cunt ICIver, Duck Creek, Sutler District  aiMl SmimihII Creek i_>rfl|i_rtiC'> n ������i������_el������l<_������'_  rroperly un line ul" Crow's Scat Pass Bnll-  roml, located on <'o:il ltiver, on list.*  Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAV.   RIVER,  B. C.  P.O. ADDRESS   POST    HILL, IDAHO.  473-5-12-6  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,   ,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Vears Experience in .liulnic. Experienced Prospector.* r'nrnl������lic<l on Sliort  Notice, ���������"lines Expertcd and l-cporled on,  linker Street, 0|i|������..C. A K. land Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C,  . 472-5-12-0  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER  HeltiK Iii direct connect Ion Willi capitalists wli������ wlsli In* invest In stood niliiiiigt  proper lies, prospectors arc Invited lo list  lheir claims with me.  COKI-ES-'OMIEXCE SOLICITED.  P. O. ADDRESS       515      NELSON, B. C.  G.J.REINER- J. F. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE   ___..g������LniMl,!M������������-THK-KO-O.KKKY,____.   SPOICANE,  *WASH.  521  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators ami Brokers  Will Purchase or Furnish Money lo  Develop  <- I   rn>pci-llcs.   First   Class   Connections In Eastern Cities and London.  - Write ns herore placing yonr properly  315 4.316  ROOKERY _  s*E������o_s:_--_sr_--:,    -    ���������w___s_=a:.  ���������=���������      ��������� -      ���������   525  O. F.  CLOUGH & CO.  ��������� " (incorporated) _  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE.  MEMOER SPOKANE STOCK EXCHANGE.  Head Ollice���������Spokane. Vt'^Kliliijctou.  ( Kossland. II. C.  Hrancli Olllr.es -!   Toronto, Ontario.  I. Moulrrnl, Canada.  523    Write for onr Weekly Market Keporl  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  <������������������   ���������       Office:  NELSON    AND   ROSSLAND. B. C.  un  .  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  A  Typewriter  Marvel-  THE EMPIRE  A High Class Machine. Quick work,'  visible writing, 10 to 12 ��������� copies' at one  impression, simple construction, durable. Remington key board.  $75. on time, $60. cash.  General Agent. Tot B. C,  THOMSON   STATIONERY CO. LD.  BOOKSTORE  BAKER STREET,        . :_*.LSON, B. C.  P. _���������-tilling Laws of  it. C, received.  Price 93 cent*.  3C2  First  RATES, $1. TO $2.50 PER DAY  Baker Street,  -97-19-12-6  Nelson.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  jas Nelson  B. C.  Groceries!   Groceries!   Groceries  j3ai)krlipt   Stock  Complete in Every Line . . .  . . . Butter from 10 cents up  8PBCIAL     -DISCOXJaSTTS  C. JISZKOWICZ,  Telephone 26. Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.       53_  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds   of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P������ O.   Jlox   88-  Telepkoije   31,  - -_    394   GREETING  WE wish our many friends and customers a Happy and  Prosperous New Year, and in order to help you in this direction  we have for your inspection a well selected stock of First Class  Groceries, also a full line of Crockery and Glassware.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 . . Telephone No. 10  Branch Store at North Fork. 182  Pianos!     Pianos!  SEWING   MACHINES  Jacob   Dover's  ���������219  JUST OPENED OUT  A FULL LINE  OF  Leggings  In Oordroy, Canvas and Leather  The P. 0. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S. 18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  I_SrOO-=._?0_=t_^_.,_?E_D 16*70-  T_E_C_B  Hudson s Bay Company,  ���������ARE THE���������  Largest Importers, of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER VALUES WHICH CANNOT BE SURPASSED  IN CHINA, INDIA, CEYLON, AND JAPAN TEAS  Sole Agents for the Celebrated "Tetley's"  India and Ceylon   .Teas  for  Manitoba, the  Northwest Territories and British Columbia ,  the T_R-A_.-i3E s������t__?:_plie:d_  For further information apply to  the nearest  Hudson's Bay-  Store, or direct to  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO,,   WINNIPEG.  505 ���������        ������������������ -  - - - -  Thos. Dunn &f Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS', BLACKSMITHS' AI MILL SUPPLIE..  R AM) SHEET IKO_>,  MIX KISS' SHOVELS,  .MI.VEKS' I'M KS, Kitt ASI������ . SHEET STEEL,  WIRE KOJ'KS, MAXILLA HOPES,  DYNAMITE  FISE AXD CAPS.  SOLEAGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  CO.'S  QUICKSILVER.  . "Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (133) TAITOOTJTER.  B.  O. THE MINER;, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13.- [897.  3.  --^'-���������toli  J* 0������_1 REPORT.  THE   PROVINCIAL- MINERALOGIST  ON KOOTENAY'S SILVER MINES.  .-.-Iiiuis.lvc   :iiii(   M'cll   Wrilfi'ii  Slati-incut  of I'lir!. ioiicrr nlnx Xelson. Sloitan  :in������r Aiii* .vurlh' III .IriHs.  Tho*' report of William A. Carlyle,  Provincial Mineralogist, oil the Nel-ou,  ���������Slocau and -.iusworlh-iniuing districts is  au exhaustive aud'well written statement  of tacts and information. Mr. Carlyle  ably fills liis position. A fullness of detail, but total absence of rhetorical fanfaronade makes tho report readable aud  iuterestiug. The writer modestly presets  to quote Dr.- Dawson and Mr. McConnell  of the Dominion Geological Survey,  wheu opportunity is giveu, rather than  express his own ideas. He also gives-  statistics   iusteud of' snap   judgements.  Iu his introductory remarks, Mr. Carlyle says: "The fame of the large and  unique gold bearing deposits of liossland  has now spread far atteld/with'tbe result  that duriug the past year the Attention ot  miuing men a.d capitalists from ali part.  of tlie world has been * drawn to British  Columbia, and many have been hero and  bought miuiug property, or will return  uext year to seek-investment, for which  this Province, without poradventure, now  offers.most .favorable, and.! advantageous  opportunities."  Aud again:  l'l-lGE.T P-tOSP-.CTS.-  "The out-look for the coming year is-  especially.blight, as many .properties an  beginning the now.year with ore iu:sight,  new mines have been added to the list,  very promisiug prospects arc being opened up, and dining ISO" nearly eve.-j  cluim from which ore has been shipped  in the past, will bo on the list of shippers  There-promises to be a stoady .increase in  the nmouut of.'lhoore extracted and sold,  aud in the amouut of development done,  but it is both unwise aud hurtful to pre  diet very large- and sudden advances in  the miuoral out put, as it must bi ic-  membered that a greatly, increased output, requires ' also a greatly increased  amount of underground work, unless-  large bodies of very high: grade ore are  uncovered.        - , -  TUl. SLOGAN  .MNlir'.  Referring to the min������s of the Slocan.  the report slates: "The-Sloouu, accord -  ing to Ihe number of its shipping��������� iniu__-  aud the amount and value oi the OiO sold.  now ranks as the most productive mining  district iu the Provi. ce, ai.d'in point <>i  importance is-uot surpassed i_y any other.  "In au area of fifteen by- twenty--vi  miles, there have been discovered  mauy  veins of high grade silver-lead ore, which  are being  iievclopud   with  great  vigour j  aud success, aud among the miniug men |  is everyfeeliugof confidence and  hope I  fulness.    This wiuter nearly fifty of these !  properties are, shippiug. high  grade ore  that yields very profitable leturus, and a j  large-number of 'oilier claims  are  being'  opened up."  "So far but comparatively litt'e imported ' capital has been expended here,-  as in the.case ot'-uearly (jveryinino now  established, sutlicient money has beeu  realized .from ore extracted during devek  opmeut'to pay. for more extensive workings, uew ��������� buildings,- mills, trails,- roads,  and." also > dividends, but** more or less  capital will be required "to properly open  up many other claims on which the veius  exist,. but are not'so easily-accessible-as  those:-'first discovered., Uuf as most of  these veins are. found, along.the steep,  mountain sides and can be worked by  "tunnels;- and~the~cost~'of-mining"is"lo\v~  requiring little or no machinery, capital  wilt be necessary mostly when tramways  aud "concentrators are to be built, or in  some cases for hoisting plants and pumps  when tunnel sites may not be available."  Mr. .Carlyle offers some sensible suggestions concerning the construction of  roads aud trai's. He-believes- that it  would be good policy aud economic to  engage competent men to locate liues of  trails io a manner that, would be of ser  vice to the greatest number of claims.  CONTINUITY OF- VA Y-SII17TK.*  The following important statement is  made  regarding  the geology of the .dis  tricts sunoundiug Kooteuay Lake:  "The findiug of rich veins'.of ore iu  either of the series, such as of silver  galena ore, points strongly to the fact  that as ;i depth is obtained in miniug,  the continuity of the pay-shutes is assured; tho-veius may be "iu aud out" as the  miners* term it, or have perfectly barren  . parts along the fissure, but more or less  work- will disclose other ore shiites if  this work, is pushed ahead along this  f rapt nre iu the rock which has permitted  the passage of ore-bearing solutious and  the formation of ore-bodies along it else-  'where." '        ���������  The miues of Nelson district are-en re  fully leported ou and considerable space  is given to the couutry drained by ..the  Salmon river and its tributaries. Seveu  ���������pages are. devoted to the interests of the  Hall Mines, and while -Mr. Carlyle evidently thinks the property is valuable he  remarks that, "As in all other miniug  propositions, the strictest economy aud  most careful and experienced management will have to be exercised before  profitable returns^ will accrue to the  stockholders.''  It is impossible to note all the features  of:' the ��������� report- in- such limited space ns  must nec?ssarily be given hem. Suffice  it to say tbat Mr. Carlyle's conservatism  aud good judgement will work very  beneficially for the districts reported  upon.  IJt-.stiliitiou Prevails.  St. John's, NHd., Feb. 11.���������Great distress continues in the Fortune Bay district, .owing to the failure of the herring.  ' fishery. The mail steamer reports hnud-  reds of - people as being absolutely destitute. " A similar condition cf thints  also exists here. A mob of un-eniployed  visited the government offices demanding work aud repiefeuting themselves as  starving. Soup kstcbeus are beiug J  .farted by charitable organizations. |  " !  Found." j  A lady's glove buttorier with initial |  ou pendant. Apply at The Miner j  office.  FROM SLOGAN CITY.  Viu-U ���������oii-<>riiiii;>; the "IIIucs  at the Soulh-  <-.fi I-.imI ������>. Siocan Lake.  Special Correspondence to Tun Minei..  Slocan City, Fo". 12���������Tue uow C.P.R.  boat now being built at Boseberry to run  on the Slocan Lake to connect with the  railway at this poiut is l.eiug.-rnpidly  constructed aud should at. the present  rate, be afloat in i-i.x weeks time.  Mess s. D-sbrisay &C\ are arranging  to build a large geueral sti re at oncj on  the new 100 foot street.  The Republic, under bond to Brandon.  Man.-, parties, is looking belter than ever.  Arrangements are  now ��������� being made  to  organize a joint stock company  to de  velop this valuable property.  Several propertied have changed hund-i  lately aud interest iu miuing matters is  decidedly on the iucrease. Numerous  outsiders arrive here every day-looking  for deals.  J. Sanderson is'making a trial shipment  from the Eveuiug Star ou Dayton cieek.  The Exchange group situated on Dayton creek has been transferred to R C.  Campbell-Johnson for .831,000. This  property was bonded last October to. A;  H. B.emuer aud some, work was doueou  it under the mauagement of his brother  David Bremner but the bond wa3 transferred, to Mr. Johnson.  t A large amount of work hns--been <l<>n.-  oi the Morniug Star-group situated on  Sp.inger c.eek opposite D.iytou creek  Sallio of the assays of thi. ore ruu .as  high ns: 317 ozs. . This property was the  second'that was located ou Spriugei  creek.  Rawhidiug will begin from the Evening.Star mine iu a few.days.  The Two Friends shipped two carloads  of oie to Omaha-last.week.  Work is being rushed on the Bondholder.   The Miuncl is now iu 227.feel.  The Skylark  and  Hanger cluims are  beiug.worked steadily.  NEW,MINING- COMPANIES.'.  A   l-ceoril   or Incorporations   From   the  It.riil..l. 4 ..IiiiiiM.i <;a-i!tfv.  Tlio Cliri-tina ^litiin^ nnd -lillin-. Coniuanv.  Ld. (for). Capital-SI..W.00. in ������ls-f.-C3. Head  ollice, Tii.oiii-. Wash., li. S. -V.  The Carbonate Silver -lining Companv, Ld.,  of 'tossliind. Capital, ������1,000,000, in $1 shares.  Directors, William Goode Johnston. A. H. Mac-  Neill and A. K. Corbin, all of liossland.  The Dollarocraey Mining .-uid Smelting Company, Ld.. of Trail. Capital, SI.OOO.OOO in ������1  shares. Directors, l<\ P. Gutclius. J. W. Kimball and Lee Davenport, all of Trail Landing...  The German Mining and Milling Couiniiiiy.  Ld.. (I'or). Capital, S."jIj,000 in$l shares. Head  ollice, Tacoma. Wash., U.S.A.  The Golden Hell Mining Companv. Ld., of  Kossland. Capital, SU'U-'.-OU in SI shares.  Directors, Perry liuiel.. George Jl. Noxon,  Harold Harold; W. D. M.Katlden and Charles  rf Carpenter, all of Kossland.  The Golden Kaglo Mountain Gold'Alining  Company. Ld., of Vancouver. C_pital,'S'>OO,0-.O  in SI sliares.. Directors, Gi-illiitli Gril1"clli;-J."D.  Stuart, G. L. Allen. ]!. J. Ralph: and A--A.Jones all of Vancouver.  Tile Imperial Mining and lnv___.tuic.it Company, Ld.. of Vancouver. Capital,- .^..OOO.OflOin  ������1 sharo. Directors, M.- N. Gai'land.i W. .1.  Kidd, N: S. Garland and- T; ri;- Tracy,- all of  Vancou ver.  The Kamsdnll Miniii-tnml Milling Companv,  (for). Capilal, Sl.llilD.OiK) in SI shares', ir.iid  ollice, Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A.  The lloyal Virtoria GoIdO.Iining Company,:  Ld., of Kossland. t..ii>iliil.-$l,(.9U.M-_ in ������1 shares  Directors. J. K. M-Crao. John Gloyn mid .V; AJ  Campbell.-  Thc Victoria and ICootenay Mining-and  Dovelopinoia'Coiiipany. Ld.. of Victoria.. Capital. .100.000 -in....r shares.- Directors, George  itiley. Stephen Jones and.JU.liard Hall,.all:of  Victoria.  The Wellington S'Hiare Gold ' Miiiiiig.;and  Smelling Company. Ld., of Grand h'orks. Capital, S-.OOO.tKIU in .1 shares... Directors, llobc.t-  Clarke, 1.11a Clark. T. A. Diusinore anil A: C.  Sutton all of Grand Forks.  CHUJICI-. NOTICE....  Sunda- l_ih-:February, ,18_7::  Cii-i-Cif of E.vu _an_>. Matins 11 a.m.  "Even- Soiig," "7:30 T""-iii.~every��������� SFrndayT  Holy Communion on 1st and I.rd'Sundays iu the mouth at 8 a. m; on 2nd ' and  ���������1th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  1*"kesiji't>:bi.-N Ohuboi.. Services al  11 a. ni.jind 7.30 p. m. Sunday. School  ;it 2 30. I'raver meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Mouday evening at 8 o'clock.  Uoman Catiiolxo Chdhch. Mass at  Nels-on on first and hist Sundays in the  month. Saudou second Sunday, .and  Kaslo third Sunday,  -Methodist Ciiuhcii. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C-E.  Tuesday nt 8 p.m.-  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  SOLID- V.liSTIUULEl.).*  i:Rr\INS;  MODERN-   EOUIPMENX  THROUGH' TICKETS  TO -  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,  and all points east,! also   European  S. S. tickets.  TDIE SCHEDULE.*  No. 1 West.       deniii-t, 10:55 p. in.  No. 2 East,- " 9:10 a. in.  For information,  time cards,  maps  aiid tickets call on or write  E. D. GIBBS,.  General 'Agent.  spokaxe, wash.  ���������OK���������  A. I).  _IIA.--.T0X.  '   Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent.'  So. 2Si Morrison St.. Corner of Third ���������  rurllaiMl. **'U Oregon.  NEWS 0ET1E JMINCE.  MINHG EEVIVAL IN THE FAMOUS  CMINEOA'OOUNTEY.  Vlctorlii'..    Annual    l'<'sllvili<>s    to  Occur  ���������Inne .11.���������Vancouver Islaml I'oal  OiiIimiI for. Lust  Year.  FOR SALE.  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot witli Two Stores.  VERNON ST, f  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  IK! iv. J. (_. Itulixuii. .taker _[.  Tlie. auriferous alluvial deposits-and  the-veins pf gold aud silver quartz of the  Ominec- district,-a largo area of country  situate'in, the northern portion of. th's  pro'viuce,are receiving attention from cap  it-lists aud prospeciors; in spite of the-  fact that it'is^almost-<is inac2essahle as  the-interior regions . of ��������� Alaska. 'Ihis  district. is - noted;, for ��������� its great mineral  wealth, aud it- is-claimed by-those who  are familiar, with the country that veins  of precious- metals .exist.that cau be profitably worked ��������� with: tha present duck of  transportation facilities.- The following-  companies ��������� will' probably, operate there  this- summer:-. The-Forty:Third Milling;  & Miniug Co.,- of Ottawa; the-Omiueca  Prospecting .._ Development Co.-, of Victoria; this Omiueca Consolidated Hyd. uu-  lio Miniog.Cj., of iVictoria; 'he.Caledonia.  General M-iniug,Association,- of Victoria.  Two properties, the North1 Star and the  Mayflower, will also be- developed.  The customs-' returus at Kevelstoke,--  duriug January-totalled $2,038.12.  During..the.year.l896, 992,261 tous of  coal:were, irnpprtedat San Francisco; of  this amount liritish: Columbia supplied  55l>852i! tons... Australia. oame next .with .  283,851., tons;.. EugLaudr. Scotland:and  Wales third, with. 164,724,. aud Japan  fourth,, with 2,247 tons. The total.dom.  estio_receipt----were 592,'i86.tous..  Mayor Redfern, of Victoria, has sugr  geste."that in-view of the pniufulmemor-  ieaoonnected 'with'the Quren's Birthday;  in"Victo.ria-last-year,- and in view-air'''"  of tho - fact ��������� that" there - is  tobeagrai-d  celebration iu  Great'Britain ou' June L0  next*, iuhouorof HerMaj-stycompleting-;  the COth'yearother reign. Victori-ishould ���������  celebrate tho Qujen's llirthday ou this i  latter day. iustea~d ot "May.'21th'.     The!  matter will be again considered.* f  The: Behriug.- Sea Claims Commission,  that for the last three mouths has be. n-  iuvestigating tho claims mado.:-by-,the I  sealers agaiust' tho ' United .States;- bus-1  closed its sittings at Victoria, and all that.1,  now remains-is the argument bycouusei.;  This will take place tit some place iu the:  ������������������list yet to be-fixed.- So far as-Victoria.!  is conoerned; the. commission has . con--!  ci'uded. The c.immi.-ion.r.. nad-couu.ol',  will piobably leave- ton: their homes!  tomorrow.- it, has.been decided that the I  written argument tor Her Majesty must!  be^sent' iu by-M-.ucli 3lst,tliat tho reply ;  ot the United eitales'is to be-liled by -M y ���������  10th, aud the answer t'or-ller M.-.jesry-uy i  June-1st.- The verbal argument wi T-  probably take place iu July.- i  The Provincial B.ard of.Health has I  decided lo-ask. that  a  legal  advisor, a !  sftuilary.-engiueoL- and a bacteriologist b.-i  added to its personnel..  The ��������� Behring ;Se:i-claims' "commission  has finish, d ���������' its-sittings iu Victoria aud  meets in Montreal on June -lO-hy wheu a  dale-will'be-fixed for the filial argument  by counsel.  Neat lilUe-4-.-calibre carbines have.becn  issued to ��������� Provincial c-justable, by the  authoritie?. These, ow'iug to their light  weight,--, lire: easily, canied,-. but are yet  very-useful in. case, of emergency.-  W. F. Wood, Iudian' Agent at Kamloops, is lo retain his position, it having  been deinonstrat-d thnt-the reports "upon  which the oider-iu-conucil removiug him  -was"bi_sed-were*not"justified-bytbe facts.**  Anulb.r Koolenay Itallway.  Application will be made to the Dominion parliament for an act to incorporate a  compauy to build a railway from the'  head of ���������Galena-or Thumb Bay, or Upper  Arrow Lake - to the forks of Lardeau.  Creek with a branch to Trout Lake; and  extensions - along the north and "'south  branches of the Lardeau Creek for a distance ot ten- miles; also a- brauch of 20  miles up Fish River.  The <;1Uiich(. lav.  The amount' received by the 0-iiadian  Government 1890 from the-Chinese im-  uiigratiou tax was SSS,800. of which  British Columbia gets 322,200 and the  rest ot Canada SG6.G00.  ANTOINE. MAUKIN.  Ii  mm ������IMBRUE  Dry (roods*, Clothing, Etc-,  --.������'._.._> 6K���������0!.U..|l.l!.UJ<  NELSON  (293)  B.C;  KOOTENAY    LAKE-   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $.i.co  pcrmontli or-$io.oo pefyear will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  Sio.oo subscribers will: secufe.: the,-  privileg-e of voting-'-at'the- annual  election of directois....  A; H. CLEMENTS Treasurer  Nelson 13. C. August. 14th' 1896.-.  (419)  TJie NslsoD & BafffltF  STR' GITY; OF  Leaves   ICaslo on Monday.--Wednes*'  tliiy-.--.iiil. Friday|at. 9:00 a. ni.  '���������  L"nvi>s- N.'!son".."dn .Tiiesd-iy.'.Thui's-.  day and Sal urdnyvnt-9'00 a. rn.:  The light is i-esKivedio-change.this  schedule.at any-. I iuia.wifh'out notice.  101 =r:  x$J___v A^*'  $������&*:"  Parlor"  Matches  S-Bokcn������adhouse- *$_-^  keepers: alike find.them  __������'_*'*_?.  faultlccs.  <s&H&:  qualitie*   nuke < tHem ^^������.  luxu-icttouie. -.-.---  mmfii. THE 5������������s:  ���������%������V5  S^S*-.'HULL,  ^^ MONTREAl..  ^^ TORONTO.^  Clarke ttoteU  Josephine:St;, Nelson.  _Eiilarged,,re-(iecorated'ancl  fitted throughout.. with; the  el ectric. light; *: Eyery/modern  convenience. Special, rates  fofboarders,  Tlie Km- i* sii|i|>li(;������l With;,���������liol<:eHt1traiiila.  :if [.liiuorit ami ���������lK������rit.  ?'  MRS; CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hoteli,Calgary:-  NOTICE,  . NOTICE  Unless taken away in thirty (lays I will sell  all" dotlics left with mu for .leanim.. All  accounts oiitstiiiutin.-: unless paid within III)  divys will he placed in tin attorney's hands for  collection.- I desire to sell out my Imsincss. my  liousc and lot.' 11 one-tliirtl inteiest, in u Toad  Mountain claim; a one-lialC interest in a Jlird  Creek, claim.  ANTOINK MAUItlN.  Nelson, Kobniiiry 6U1,1SU7. (������li)  "\TOTICIC���������TIIK COliUMIHA-.AKD KOOT-  i_^ eniiv ltaihvav and Navigation .Company  will apply to tlie I'ai.iamoiit of Canada at its  next session for an Act iiiiUiorisuiig the- C0111-  jianyto constnict. the Kailway-mentioned in  Section 't of the Act 5li Victoria, Chapter 15.-  namely a railway ljutwoon some jioiut on its  present line between Nelson and Kobson on thc  .South anil Kevelstoke.on- tho North;, together  with such branch or branches of that railway,  or of its main lino as may from time to time be  authorized by the Governor-in-Council not exceeding in any one caso the length of thirty  miles, commencing the same oii-or before- the-  llrst of July, 1!X)0, and coiupletiiiK.it within five  vears from that date.  J.-1). TOWNI.I-Y,  Secretary. ���������  Vancouver, H. C,  2l.h November, IKXi:  ���������A;  [513J  NOW IN THE COURSE OF PUBLICATION.  THE NECESSITY-OF-THE'TIMES^  It  Guide to Mines of British Columbia,"  WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.  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It i.s a in'cessury companion-to the {jiousiuids who are engaged or interested in the mines ofHritish Columbia, l.l .will' also be circulated in Eastern Canada, the United States, Great .Britain, South Africa,  Australia and *N*ew Zealand, where it will be au invaluable work ������Preference  to those capitalists and emigrants who wish to t;ike advantage of the- grand  opportunities offered them by the discovery and development, of .the-, wonder:  ous mineral wealth of Hritisli Columbia.  Address of Editor, to whom all communications should be directeu:  E.^ A. HACiQEN.  _.- 618 Cambie 5trect. Vancouver, B. C."  BY A. COX AN DOYLE.  ��������� "My dear fellow,'" sn-id Sherlock  Holmes, ns wc sat on cither side, of "the  (li. iii his lodgings ac Baker street, "life  Is infinitely stranger than luiything  which thc jnimlof man could invent. - We  would; not. dure to conceive the things  which ��������� arc really incro cniiiinonplacos of  existence. If wo could fly out of that,  .window hand in hand, hover'over this  great city, gently remove tho roofs, und  peep in at the queer things which are  golng.on,-the strange coincidences, tho  plannings, , the cross-purposes, tho  wonderful chains of events, working  through generations, and leading to tlio  most outre results, it would make all  fiction, with its conventionalities and  foreseen conclusions, most stale and unprofitable."  "And yet I am not convinced of it," I  answered. .  : "The. cases which'come to light, in thc  papers are, as .a rule, bald enough, and '  vulgar enough. Wc have lu our police  reports realism pushed to its extreme  limits, and yet thu rcsultis, it must be  confessed, neither fascinating nor artistic.',''  "A' certain, selection and : discretion  must be used in producing ' a realistic  effect,'.' remarked . Holmes. "This' is  wanting in tlie police report, where more'  stress is laid perhaps upon.the.platitudes  of:thc.inaigstrate than upon.the details,,  which' to an observer, contain, the vital  essence, of._tho whole-matter. Depend  upon it, there1 is nothing so unnatural  as tho commonplace."  I'- smiled and shook my head.   "I-'can  quite understand-your   thinking   so,,"-  1  said:. "Of-   course,   in your- position of  unotlioial advispr and helper to everybody ���������  who.' is- absolutely   puzzled, throughout'  .three continents,-you are brought iu con;;  '.taut-wi-h'-all 'that i_ strange and' bizarre."  iBut" here"���������I ��������� picked: up. the.- morning,  paper from the 'ground���������"let^ usr ppt������it-  "to a-practical'test.- Herels.-the-first*hea<l'  lag upon which. I- come.    'A- husband's  cruelty to his. wife.'    Thero   la   half'a.  .column - of   print,'  but' I' know without  reading it that-it it all' per.eo.ly familiar-  ito   me.-   Thero  Is*   of- course, the other ���������  .woman; tho drink, the   push, the  blow,  .tho-bruise,, the  unsympathetic  sister  or  .landlady.     The-crudcst of-writers _ could"  invent nothing more crude."  "Indeed your example is an  unfortunate one for your argument," said'Holme.,-  taking  the paper, and glancing,- his'eye:  'down it.- "This is the Dundas separation  case,   and, as ithappens, I was r engaged  ���������in clearing- up, somo small points in-connection-with it.'   The-husband was a"toe-  totaler,   there was no other  woman, and  the conduct   complained *' of" was thatdie  had drifted--into the habit  of winding up.  every meal by ��������� taking out - his   false teeth4-  and   hurling   them at his   wife,   whioh-  you will allow is not an   action likely to  occur   tothe   imagiiuitinn ofthe average  story-teller.    Take a pinch of snuff;'   doctor, and .'acknowledge that: I' have scored"  over you in yonr example."  lie held' out his.sn.itf-box of old.'gold,"  with- a great amethyst in. the centre of:  the lid." Its splendor'was in such" contrast  ro his homely-ways and simple life that  I could not help commenting upon it.'  "Ah" said he "I"forgotthat I had not  seen you for some wee..s. It-is a little  souvenir from the King of Bohemia, iD  return for my assistance in the case of  tho Irene Adlcr papers." '  "And--tho ring?" I'asked, glancing at  a remarkable,- brilliant' whicli sparkled:  upon' hi.s finger.  "It was from the,reigning family of'  Holland," though thc" matter in which':!'  served ' them was-of'such delicacy that'I"'  cannot confide it-even to you. .who have-  been good' enough: to chronicle ono ��������� or*  two of "my iittlo "problems."  "And-have you any on- hand-just*  now?" I'asked "with-interest:  "Some Um  or   twelve,  but-none which'  present any features of interest.', They.arc-  Important, you-understand,without being:  interesting..  Indeed I have found'that* it'  is usually-in   unimportant-matters   that  - there- is-a- field'for-; he���������observation;���������and.-'  for the quick analysis of-cause and effect-  which gtvvs the charm ��������� to   an ��������� investiga-'  tion:- Tho larger crimes are-apt to be-the-  simpler,  for   the   bigger   the- crime   the  more . obvious ��������� as- a   rule is the motive.'  In-these, cases, .save   for   one   rather-intricate matter which has been referred to  mo   from- Marseilles,    there   is   nothing  which presents any feature of-interest.  It;  is   fossible,    however,-   that'I may-have,  something   better    before     very,    many-'  minutes aro   over,- for this-is- one-of-my  clients,-or I am- much'mistaken."  He had risen from   his- chair, and was-  standing, between-   the   parted     blinds,  guzing-down- into tho dull, neutral-tinted :  London street.  Looking over his shoulder,--  I   saw ��������� that on  tlio   pavement   opposite  thero stood a large-woman- with'-a.heavy-  fur boa round'her neck', and a large curling red feather   in 11 broad-brimmed- hat-  which was tilted in 11 coquettish-DuoIiuks-  of-Devonshire fashion over her   car.  From under- this- great-panoply- she'  peeped'up in- a nervous hesitating-  fuHhion at our windows, while ��������� her body  osclllnted backward and forward,' and her  fingers fidgeted witli'lier ��������� gldve buttons.-  Suddenly, with a plunge, as of-.the swimmer who leaves thc: bank, she - hurried--  across the road, and we heard the sharp  clang of the boll: 0  . "I have-seen those symptoms   before,-'*'  said Holmes,   throwing his cigarette into-  tho (ire.   "Oscillation upon the pavement-  always   means- an affaire de coaur.    She-  would like-advice,-   but   i.s   no.'sur. that-  the matter is not too " delicate   for   communication.    And yet even  hcre-we may  discriminate.    When   a   woman has been  seriously" wronged   by   a   man   she   no.  'longer-osoilla.es, and tho usual symptom_  is-a broken bcll'wirei   Here-we may take-  it-that' there   is a love matter, but   that-  tho maiden is not so much angry as.perplexed or-grieved: But here she.comes in-  person-to resolve onrdouhts."  As-he spoke, there  was   a^tap. at: tlie-  door, aud the boy in buttons- entered: to  announce   Miss Mary-   Sutherland, while,  the lady herself "loomed behind- his.small  black figure like a  full-sailed   merchantman behind a tiny pilot   boat.    Sherlock-  Holmes   welcomed   her   with   the   easy  courtesy- for- ,vhicb- he wjis' remarkable.-  and having closed"the door,   und   bowed:  her into an arm-chair, he looked uer over  in a minute,- and yet. abstracted- fashion,  which was peculiar to bim.  .  "Do you not iind," lie said, "that-  with your short sight it i.s a little trying  to.do so much typewriting!'''  "I did at lirst," -she- answered, "but  now I'know where the lettfrsare without,  looking." Then, suddenly, realizing the  full purport of his.words, sho-gave a.  violent-start, and looked- up- with fear  and astonishment upon her- broad, goodr  humorcd face. "'You've heard about me,  Mr.-Holmes," she cried, "else how.could  you know all that?"  "Nevermind," said Holmes, laughing.  "it' is -- my   bu-iwwc ��������� to>*. know- things..  Perhaps ��������� I- hay*^ trained- myself' to sea-  -what others overlook.': If.not,--why should;.  .'you come to consult-me?'--" "'  '    "I came   to- you.   sir, because I heard-  of- you., from <Mr_v E-her-tge,-whose hns-  band.you found s������������a_ily when.tha-police  ���������and everyone -had-"given-him. up for dead.  Oh,   Mr.-   Holmes,-  I   wish   you ��������� would  do as much for me.    I'm   not   rich,   but-  still-I have-a'hundred a year'���������in--my own  right.-besidesthe.little thnt I mako hy the  machine," and.- If- would*- gWe-<- it' all to  know what ha*.become   ot Ml.   Hosmer-  Angel.J''  "Whyl did you como away   to   consult-  me- in such"a  hhnry..''1' asked-- Sherlock  Holmes,   with- his<- finger-tips together,'  and-his -eyes- to. the'celling. <  Again a'startled-1 look'*' came-- over- the  somewhat ��������� vacuous ��������� face-'of.. Miss Mary  Sutherland. "Yes, I'tUdibang-outof-the -  house,'.1' Khe-said,--"forit������made' mo angry .  to ��������� see-- the ��������� easy-  way   in-    which ��������� Mr.  Windibank���������thnt' is,-my-father���������took- it ������������������  all:':   He would -not go to - the-police,-and '  he would not ^o-to-you,- and' so ��������� atdast,.-  as- he would--di nothing,' and- kept--, on-  saylng-thatftl-fere^was no - harm- done,' it  made me mad, and   I   just   on with'-my----'  things and came right away to you."  "Your' father," -\ said' Holmes, 'your-  step-father, surely, since the name.��������� Is -  different."  "Yes,-, my step-father.. I call him-.'  father, though-itsoundsfuiiny, too,- fat ���������  he isonly-five years and two months older ^  than myself "'  "And your-mother -ls-allve?"-'  "Oh, yes; mother-- Is alive -and well.1'I-  wasn't- best- pleased;- Mr. Holmes, when Y  she marrledagain sosoon-after- fatherfs-  death, and a man who-was nearly-fifteen-  years youpger than horfieif."- Father" was ���������  a   plumber-   in-   the- Tottenham-   Court'  Road, and he left a-tldy-businesS'-behind"*"  him, which'-mother carried'ou with' Mr.-  Hardy,-; the   foreman;   but.-- when - Mf.--  Windibank: came he- made.- her: sell - the-  business,- for-h'evwas.-very;superior,'being;;  a -. traveller-' ia  wines:.. They.;--got"-foiir'--  thousand! seven, hundred"fo_. the-good--  wiir'and interest/ which;wasn't'- near'y us--  much asifathfer-could/have ��������� got-lfhe had1  been aliTe."*  I .had expected.to see Sherlock Holme. \  Impatient under this. rambling  and inconsequential   narrative,    but_,_   on   tbe  contrary,,, he. had* listened*   with"   the  greatest concentration of attent ion.;  "Your own .little -income,'.' he* asked,*  "does it come out of :th.e bnsinessf|'''  "Oh, no,;sir. Itis quite: soparate, and",  was left me-by-my .niicie Ned ' In Auckland.. It is-in-.New-. Zealand' stock,-: pay- .  ing.. four and. a ..half" per cent; Two  thousand'fife-hundred, pounds . was the  amount,., but; I" can only touch" the interest." " ;  "You , interest", me. extremely," said-  Holmes.,. "And since-you   draw.so largo  a sum as a, hundred   a   year, with., what 0  vou���������earn into-the.bargain, you,, no doubt;.'  travel'a.little, and'indulge, yourself   in  every   way;-   I   believe.that'll.single lady  can get   ou.very,.nicely,  upon an income,  of about -.sixty, pounds.-'-''  "I could, do .with much'less. than.that,  Mr. Holmes,- but..you-understand thafas  long-as. I, live, at home   Ifdon.'twish; to .  bo-a burden to them,. and'- so; they have,  the. use-, of; the. money just while I'am  staying - with'   thom..  Of'" course-that is  only,just for,the time.     Mr;   Wiiidibaiik-  draws. my  interest- every quarter.-  and  pays it "over'to mother,-- and' 1 find-that-I*  can do pretty: well".with     what:!' earn- at.  typewriting:   It   brings ��������� mc   .wnpenco-a-  slicet, and' I can often do from   fifteen to  twenty sheets in a day."  "You -have made . yonr- position- very ���������  clear to 'me," "said-Holmes. "This is-my"  friend,1.Doctor. Watson, before whom you  can speak as freely.' as ��������� beforo ��������� myself:  Kindly tell' us now ail" about your connection -with'- Mr. Hosmcr-Angel;'"'  A- flush.stolo   over. Miss:. Sutherland's  face, and'she   picked' nervously, at. the   -  fringe of-.her-jacket;.  "1 met him first at- *  the- gas-litters',   ball," she said:   "They  used, to .send .father liekets -.when   ho. was.  alive,, and-, then -.afterward", they rcmeni;  bored us, aiid sent them to mother.    Mr:  Windibank   did. not. wish,11s to go..   He  .  never   did   wish us to ..go anywhere. ' Hi)'.,  would   get   quite   mad  if" I' wanted,'so  -niuch-iw--to-joiuvi_-S.iiud_.y;_u_!hool--treut/--:i-  But this time I'was set. on .going, and I.  would.go,..for. what right had he to .pre-[  vent?,- He   said- the folk-were not fit;for*.  us~to ��������� kuow, .when-, all .*" lather's   friends  were to be there.  And'he said ,that I'h'ujl  nothing   fit   to   wear,    when'I-had- my  purple plush' that I.'lmd   never  so   much  as   taken- out- of   the .drawer.   At last,  when nothing else would do, he went off'  to France upon che business.of" the firm;  but 'wo. went,'. moth'er-aiid-I; with, Mr:  IIardy,-"who   used-' to be   our   foreman, -  and, it   was   there- I; met .Mr.- Hosmur*  Angel."-      .. =  ".���������suppose," said'Holmes, '.'that" when-  Mr. Windibank came buck, from Franc,..  he was very annoyed-at'your having gone'  to.the.ball?"        - -    ������  "Oh, well, ho was. very good about it.  He laughed, T remember,   aud   shrugged'  his shoulders,   and: said.- there   was   no  use denying anything   to   a   woman, for-  she would have hor way,"'  "I" see.-   Thon at- the gas-fitters'-bull'���������  you met, as   I   understand; a gentleman-  called Mr: Hosmer Angel?"'  "Yes, sir: I'met-him- that' night; and'-  he called next day to ask-if we had got-  home all-safe: and afterthat-'wc-inet-hini  ���������that"is-to say;-Mr; Holmes, I'mut'him >  twice frtr-wolks, but- after that- father  ciime back again, and Mr. Hosmer Angel1"  could not couie back to tho house-any  more."  "No?" "Well; you know;-father didn't  like anythingof ihe sort: He- wouldn't'  have any visitors if' he could-help it,'.--  and lie used to say that a woman should <  be happy iri her own family.- circle. Brit,  then, as I used to say to mother, a-  womai- wants her own circle ��������� to -begiti'-  'with, and-I-had uot'got mine yet."  "Bufhow about Mr. Hosmer- Angel?.  Did he make no attempt-to see. you?"  "Well, father was going off to- France-  again in a week, and Hosmer' wrftte and-  said that: it would- be safer and better,  not to see each other until he had gone.-  We could write in. the meantime, and housed to write every <ay:- I took the letters *  ���������in in thc morning,-so there was no--need:  for father to   know;"  "Wen- you engaged to the gentleman  at thi3 time?"  "Oh, yes, Mr.-Holmes.     We-- were   en-*  gaged after   tho first walk- that we took.  Hosmer���������Mr. Angel���������was a cashier in an  office in Ijeadenhail street���������and���������" "  "What oflice?"  '���������'mat's the worst of it, Mr." Holmes,  I don't know." ?  "Where did he live, then?"    .  . "He slept-on the premise-;."'  "And-you don't know his address?".  "No���������except that it was- Leadenhall:  Btreet."  "Where, dld'you address your letter,,  tben?"  "To the Leadenhall Street  Post-Oflice,  to be left till called for.  " He said that- if  they were sent   to the office 1 e would be -  chaffed   by   all   th* ether clerks  about  (Continued xm Page i,/ ^  THE MINER, NELSON, li. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1897  having letters from a Tacty, . ho I offered  to typewrite them, like he did his, but  he wouldn't have that, for he said thai  when I wrote them they seemed to come  from me, but. when they were tyiH.w.it-  ten he always felt that the niacin no had  come between us. That will just show  you bow fond he was of mc, Mr. Holmes,  and the little things tbat he would think  of."  "Itwas most suggestive," said Holmes.  "It has long been an axiom of mine  that the littlo things aro infinitely the  most important. Can you remember any  other little things about Mr. Hosmer  Angel?"  "Ho was a very shy man, Mr. Holmes.  He would rather walk with ine in the  evening than in.th<4 daylight, for he said  that lie hated to be conspicuous. Very ���������  retiring and gentlemanly ho was. Even  his voice was gentle. He'd had tlie  quinsy and swollen glands wheu he was  young, he told me, and it had left him  with a weak throat and a hesitating,  whispering fashion of speech. He was  always well-dressed, very neat and plain,  but his eyes were weak, just as mine  are, and lie wore tinted, glasses against  the glare."  "Well, and what happened when Mr.  Windibank, your step-father, returned to  France?" ....  1' Mr. Hosmer Angel came to the house  again, and proposed that wc should  marry before father came hack. He was  in dreadful earnest, and made me swear,  with my hands on the Testament, that  whatcvir happened I would always bo  true to him. Mother- said he was quite  right to make me swear, and that it  was a sign of his passion. Mother was  all in his favor from the flrst, and was  even fonder of him than I was. Then,  when they talked of marrying within thc  week, I began to ask about father; but  they both said never to mind about  father, but just to tell bim afterward,  and mother said she would make it all  right with bim. I didn't quite like that,  Mr. Holmes. It seemed funny that I  should ask his leave, as he was only a  fe.w years older than me; but I didn't  want .to do ��������� anything on. the sly, so'I  wrote to father nt Bordeaux," whero tlie  company has its French office, but thc  letter came back to ine on the very morning of the wedding."  "It missed him, then?"  "Yes, sir, for he had started to England ju3fc before it arrived,''  "Hal that was unfortunate. Your  wedding was arranged, then, for the  Friday. Was it to be in church?"  "Yes, sir, but very quietly. It was,to  be at St. Saviour's, near King's Cross,  and we wero to have breakfasted afterward at the St. Pancras Hotel. Hosmer  came for us in a hansom, but as there  were two of lis, he.put us. both into it,  and stepped himself into'a four:wheeler,  which happened to be the only othor cab  in the street. '.We got to the church first,  and when the four-wheeler drove up we  waited for him to step out, but he  never did,, and when the cabman got  down from thc box and looked, there  was up oue there! The cabman said that  he could not imagine what had become  of him, for lie had seen him get in with  his own eyes. That was last Friday, Mr.  Holmes, and I have never seen or heard  anything since then to throw any light  upon what became of him."  "It seems to ine that you havo been  very shamefully treated,'' said Holmes.  "Ob, 110, sir! He was too good and  kind .to leave me so. Why, all tli" morning he was saying to mo that, whatever  happened, I was to be true; and.that  even if something quite unforsecn occurred to separate lis, I was. always to remember that I was pledged to him, and  that he would claim his pledge sooncror  later. .It seemed strange talk for a.wedding morning, but 'what.has happened  since gives a meaning to it."  "Most certainly it does. Your own  opinion is, then, that some unforseen  catastrophe has occurred to him?'.'  "Yeij,   sir.  I believe   that   lie   foresaw  some danger, or else lie would   not  have  . talked so.    And then I think that   what  he foresaw happened."  "But you havo no notion   as   to  what  ' it could have been?"  "None." ���������        '  ������������������'' OnoLmore- question.-'���������How���������; did���������your-  mother take thc matter?"  .  "She was angry, and. said   that I was  never to speak of the jtiat_er "again."  "And your father?  Did, yon "tell him?"  '.'Yes, and he seemed   to   think,   with  me, that, something   had   happened, aiid  that I should hear   of Hosmer again. As  ���������"   he said,"what interest could anyone have  in    bringing   me   to   the   door   of tlie  ���������church, and then leaving   ine?    Now,-  if  he had-borrowed my money, or if lie had  married me and got my money settled on  him, .there might   be   some   reason; but  Hosmer   was   very     independent   about  money, and never would   ionk   at a sh il-  liiig of mine.    And   yet what could have  -^happened?   And why could ho not write?  Oh! it drives mc half mad to think of it,  and I can't sleep a wink at night."   She  pulled   a   little   handkerchief   out of her  muff, and began to sob heavily .into it.  "I shall glance into tbe case for you,"  .said - Holmes,   rising,   "and   I   hare no  doubt-that wc shall   reach   some definite  result.   Let the weight of the matter rest  upon me now, and do not let your mind  dwell upon it further.   -Above all, try to  .let Mr. Hosmer Angel   vanish from your  memory," as he has done from your life."  "Then   you .don't think I'll see   him  again?" '.-  "I fear not." .      -  "Then what has happened to him?"  "You will leave that   question   in  wyi  hands.   I should like an accurate descrip- j  tion of'him, and any letters of .his which  you can spare." -   ���������> . i  "I* advertised for him in last Saturday's  Chronicle." said she.    "Here   is the slip, !  and here are four letters from  him." ;  "Thank vou. And your address?" }  "No. 31 Lyon Place, Camherwell."     '' '  "Mr. Angel's address you never had, I  .- understand.   . "Where is your father's place  of business?" j  "He travels for Westhouse & Marbank,  the great claret- importers of Fenchurch  street."  "Thank you. "You have made your  statement very clearly. You will leave  the papers here, and-remember the advice  which I have given you. Let the whole  incident be a sealed book, and do hot  allow, it to affect your life."  "You are:very kind, Mr. Holmes,   but.  . I   can   not   do   that.    I shall be true to  Hosmer. .He shall find me ready when he '  comes back." . .     "   '  ���������For all the preposterous Jiat and the  vacuous face, there was something noble  in the simple faith of our visitor which  compelled our respect. She laid her little  bundle of papers upon the table, and  went her way, with a promise to come  again whenever she might be summoned.  ... Sherlock Holmes sat silent for a few .  minutes with his finger-tips still pressed  together, his legs stretched out in front  of bim, and his gaze directed upward to  tha ceiling. Then he took down from tha  nek  ihe eld and oily cl*/ PiPe> *M^ \  was co-.ilu m a __u__._c:._i, ami, aavlng  lighte.i it, he leaned back in his ohalr,  with thick bluo cloud-wreaths spinning  up from him, and a look of inflnic.  languor in his faco.  "Quito an interesting study, that  maiden," he observed. "I found ��������� her  more interesting than her little problem,  which, by the*way, is rather a trite one.  You will find parallel cases, if you con-  sultmy line, in Andover in '77, and there  was something of the sort at the Hague  last year. Old a.s i.s the idea, however,  thero were one or two details which were  new to mc. But the maiden herself was  m������st instructive."  '' You appeared to read a good dual upon  her which was quite invisible to mc," 1  remarked.  ."Nor, invisible, but unnoticed, Watson.  You did not know whero to look, and  so you missed all that was important. I  can never bring you to realtzo the Importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of  thumb-nails, or ttie great issue, that  may hanir from a boot-lace. Now, what  did you gather from that woman's appearance? Describe it."  "Well, she had a slate-colored, broad-  brimmed straw hat, with a feather ot  brickish rod. Her jacket was black,  with black beads sewed upon it, aud a  fringe of little black jet ornaments. Her  dress was brown, rather darker than  coffee color, with a little purple plush  at the nock and sleeves. Her gloves were  grayish, and were worn through at the  right forefinger. Her boots I didn't observe. She had small round, hanging  gold ear-rings, and a general air of being  fairly well-to'do, in a vulgar, comfortable, easy-going way."  Sherlock Holihe.. clapped his hands  softly together and chuckled.  '"Pon my word, Watson, you are  coming along wonderfully. You have  really done very woll indeed. It is true  that you have missed everything of importance, but you have hit upon tho  method, and you have a quick eye for  color. Never trust to general impression,  my boy, but concentrate yourself upon  details. My first glance is , always at a  woman's sleeve. In a man it is perhaps  better first to take the knee' of the  trouser. As you observe, this woman had  plush upon her sleeves, which is a most  useful material for showing traces. The  double line a little above the wrist, where  the typewrltlst presses against the table,  was beautifully defined. The "sewing-  machine, of the hand-type, leaves a  similar mark, but only on the left arm,  and on the side of it furthest from the  thumb, instead of being right across the  broadest part, as this was. I then  glanced at her "face, < and observing the  dint of a pince-nez at either side of her  . hose, I ventured a remark upon short  sight and typewriting, which seomed to  surprise her."  "It surprised ine."  "But, surely, it was very obvious. I  Was then much surprised aud interested  on glancing down to observe that, though  the boots which she was wearing were  not unlike each other, they were really  odd ones, the one having a slightly  decorated toe cap; and the other a plain  one. One was buttoned only in the two  lower buttons out of five, and the other  at thc first, third and'fifth. Now, when  you see that a young lady, otherwise- neatly  dressed, has come away from home with  odd boots,,half-buttoned; it is no great  deduction to say that she camu away in  a hurry."  "And what else?" I asked, keenly interested, as I always was, by my friend's  incisive reasoning.  "I noted, in passing, that she had  written a note before leaving home, but  after being fully dressed. You observed  that her right glove was torn at the forefingers but you did not, apparently, see  that both glove and finger were stained  with violet Ink. She had written in" a  hurry, aud dipped her pen too deep. It  must have been" this morning, or , the  mark would not remain clear upon the  finger. All this is amusing, though rather  elementary, but I must go back to business, Watson. Would you mind reading  ��������� me   the   advertised   description   of   Mr.  Hosmer Angel?"  I      I   held  the   little printed   slip   to the  1 light. "Missing," it said, "on. the morn-  ring jof~tho���������fourteenth,"..   a"   gentleman'  named   Hosmer* Angel.   About  live feet  , seven inches   in. height;   strongly built,  sallow complexion,    black   hair,   a   little  bald in   the   center,   bushy,    black   side  ' whiskers and   mustache; tinted   glasses;  slight infirmity of speech.    Was   dressed,  . when last seen, in black frock coat faced  with silk, black   waistcoat,   gold Albert  chain,, aud   gray *,' Harris tweed trousers,  , with   brown   gaiters    over   elastic-sided  boots.    Known to have been employed in  - an office in l__cadei.h_.il street.    Anybody  bringing," etc., etc.-  "That will do," said Holmes." "As to  the letters," ho continued, glancing over  them, "they are very.commonplace. Ab-  , solutely no clew In them to Mr. Angel,  save that he quotes Balzac once. There  is one remarkable point, however, which  will no doubt strike you. "  They arc typewritten," I remarked.  "Not only that, but the signature is  typewritten. Look ' at tho neat little  'Hosmer Angel'at the bottom. There is  a date, you see, but no superscription'  except Leadenhall street, which.is rather  vague. The point about the signature is  very "suggestive���������in fact, we may call it  conclusive."  -  vOf what?"  "My dear fellow, is it possible you do  not see how strongly it bears upon tbe  case?"  "I can not. say that I do, unless it  were that he wished to be able to deny  his signature if an action for breach of  promise wero instituted."  "No, tliat was not the point. However,  I shall - write two letters which should  settle the matter. One is to a (inn in  the city, the othor is to the young lady's  stop-father, Mr. Windibank, asking him  whether he could meet us here at six  o'clock to-morrow evening, lt is just as  well that we should do business with the  male relatives. And now,.doctor, we can  do nothing until the answers to tho������e  letters come, bo wo may put our little  problem upon-the shelf for the interim."  T had had so mauy reasons to believe  in my friend's subtle powers of reasoning, and extraordinary energy in action,  that I felt that he must have some solid  grounds for the assured and easy demeanor with which he treated the singular  mystery which he had been called upon  to fathom. Once only had I known him  to fail, in the case of the King of  Bohemia and of the Iiene Adler photograph, but when I looked back to the  weird business of the "Sign of Four,"  aud the extraordinay circumstances connected with the "Study in Scarlet," I  felt.thatitwould.be a strange tangle  indeed which he could not unraveL  I   left   him   then,   still puffing at hia  Identity   of thc disappearing   bridegrojin  of Miss Mary Sutherland.  A professional case of great gravity  was engaging my own attention at r,he  time, and thu whole of next day I was  bury at the bedside of the sufferer. It  was not. until close upon six o'clock  that I found myself free, and was able to  spring into a hansom and drive to Baker  street, half afraid that I might be too  late to assist at the denouncement of the  little mystery. I found Sherlock Holmes  alone, however, half asleep, with his  long, thin form curled up in the recesses  of his arm-chair. A formidable array of  bottles and test-tubes,"with the. pungent.,  cleanly smell of hydroelKyric acid, told  me tliat he had spent lis; day in the  chemcal work which was so d.ar to him,  "Well, have you solved it?" I united as  I entered.  "Yes. It was the ��������� bisulphate of  baryta."  "No, no; the mystery!" I cried.  "Oh, that! I thought of thc salt that 1  have been working upon. Thore was  never any mystery in the matter, though,  as I said yesterday, some of the details  are of interest. Tho only drawback is  that there is no law, I fear, that can  touch the scoundrel."  "Who was lie, then, and what was his  object  in deserting Miss Sutherand?"  The question was hardly out of my  mouth, and Homes had not yet opened  his lips to reply,.when we iieard a heavy  footfall in the passage, and a tap at thc  door.  "This .is the girl's step-father, Mr.  .Tames Windibank," said Holmes. "He  has-written to me to say that he would  ho here at six.  Come in!"  The man who entered was a sturdy,  middle-sized fellow," some thirty years of  age, clean shaven, and sallow skinned,  with a bland, insinuating manner, and a ]  pair of wonderfully sharp and penetrating gray eyes. Ho shot a questioning  glance at each of us, placed his shiny top j  hat upon the sideboard, and, with a  slight bow, sidled down into.the nearest  chair.  "Good-evening, Mr. .Tames Windibank," said Holmes. "I think that this  typewritten letter is from you, in which  you made an appointment with me for  six o'clock?'  "Yes, sir. I'm afraid, that I am a little  late, but I am not' quite " my own  master', you kuow. I am sorry Miss  Sutherland has troubled- you about this  little -matter, for I. think it is .far better  not to wash linen of the sort in public.  It was quite, against iny wishes that, she  came, but she is a very excitable, impulsive girl, as you may have noticed,  and she is not easily controlled-when she  has made up her mind on a point. Of  'course, I did not mind you so much; as  you are not connected with the official  police, but it is hot pleasant to have a  family misfortune like this noised  abroad. Besides, it is a useless expense,  for how could you possibly find this  "Hosmer Angel?"  "On thc ,:contrary," said Holmes,  quietly, "I have every reason to believe  that I will succeed iu discovering Mr.  Hosmer Angei."  Mr. Windibank gave a violent start,  and dropped his gloves. "I am delighted  to hear it," he said.  "It is a curious thing," remarked  Holmes, "that a typewriter has really  quite as much individuality as a man's  handwriting. Unless they aro quite new,  no two of them write exactly alike. Sonic  letters get more worn than others, und  some wear only on one side. Now, you  remark in this note'-������. yours, Mr. Windibank, that in every case there is  some little slurring over the e, and a  slight defect in tho tail ot thc r. There  are fourteen other characteristics, but  .those arc the more   obvious."   .  "Wc do'all our correspondence with  this machine at the office, and no doubt  it is a little worn," our visitor answered,  glancing keenly at Holmes with liis  bright little eyes.  "And now I will show you what i.s  really a very interesting study, Mr.  Windibank," Holmes continued. "I  think of writing another little monograph some of these days " on tho typewriter and its relation to crime. It is a  subject to which I have devoted some  "iiave" hl!TO~foTir~lcttefs  little attention. ~l  which purport to oonie from the missing  man. They are all typewritten. In each  case, not only arc the e's slurred and the  r's tailless, but you will observe, if you  care to use my magnifying lens, that the  fourteen other characteristics to which "I  have alluded are there a's -well.''  ���������Mr. Windibank sprung out of his  chair, and picked up his hat. "I can  not waste time over tbis sort of fantastic  talk, Mr. Holmes," he said. "If you can  catch the man, catchhim, and let nie  know when you havo done it. "���������  :." Certainly," said Holmes, stepping  over and turning the key.in the"door, "I  let vju know, then, that I have caught  him!" -  "What! where?" shouted Mr. Windibank, turning white to his lips, and  glancing about him like a rat   in a trap.  "Oh, it won't do���������really it won't."  said Holmes, suavely. "There is no possible getting out of it, Mr. Windibank. It  is quite too transparent,and itwas a very  bad compliment when you said that- it  was impossible for me to solve so simple  a question. That's right! Sit down, aud  let us talk rfc over.'  Our visitor collapsed into a chair,  with a ghastly fnce, aud a glitter'of  moisture ou his, brow. "It���������it's not  actionable," he stammered.  v "I am very much afraid that it is  not; but between ourselves, Windibank,  it"wasTis cruel,** and selilsh, aiid" lieartl'ess  a trick in a petty way as ever came before  me. Now, let me just run over the course,  of events, and you will contradict me if  I'go wrong."* '  The man sat huddled up in his chair,  with his head sunk upou liis breast, liko  one who is utterly crushed. Holmes  stuck his feet upon the corner ot thc  mantel-piRce, and, leaning back with his  hands in his pockets, began talking,  rather to himself, as it seemed, than to  us.  "The man married a woman very  much older than himself for her money-,  said he, "and he enjoyed tbe use of the  money of the daughter as long as she  lived with them. It was a considerable  sum, for people in their position, and tho  loss of it would have made a serious  difference. It was worth an effort to  preserve it. The daughter was of a good,  amiable disposition, but affectionate and  warm-hearted in her ways, so that it was  evident that with her fair personal  advantages, and "her little income, she  would not be allowed to remain single  long.. Now her marriage would mean, of  course, the loss- of a hundred a year, so  what does * her step-father do to prevent  It? He takes the obvious course of keeping ber at home,   and  forbidding her to  going to a certain ball. What does hor  clever step-father do then? lie conceives  an idea more creditable to his head ihitn  to his heart. With the connivance and  n.sistanco of his wife, he di.gr.i.-i.d himself, covered those keen eyes wiih tinted  glasses, masked the face with a mustache  and a pair of bushy whiskers, sunk that  clear voice in an insinuating whisper,  and double secure on account ul l-lu. girl's  shore sight, ho appears as Mr. Husmur  Angel, and keeps off other lovers by  making love himself."  '��������� "It was only a joke at first," groaned  our visitor. "Wo nover thought that she  would have been so carried away."  "Very likely no. However tliat may  be, the young lady was decidedly carried  away, and having quite made up her  mind that her stop-father was in Franco,  the suspicion of treachery never for an  instant; entered hor mind. She was flattered by thc gentleman's attentions, aud  the effect was increased by the loudly  expressed admiration of her mother.  Then Mr. Angel began to call, for It  was obvious that the matter should be  pushed as far as it would go, if a real  effect were to bo produced. There were  meetings, and an engagement, which  would finally secure the girl's affections  from turning toward any ono else. But  the deception could not be kept up forever. These protended journeys to Franco  were rather cumbrous. Tho thing to do  was clearly to bring the business to an  end in such a dramatic manner that it  would leave a permanent impression  upon the young lady'smind, and prevent  her from looking ' upou any otlier suitor  for some time to come. Hence, those  vows of fidelity exacted upon a Testament, and heuce also the ��������� allusions to u  possibility of something happening on  the very morning of the wedding. .Tames  Windibank wished Miss Sutherland to  be so bound to Hosmer Angel, and sc  uncertain as to his fate, that for ten  years to come, at any rate, she would not  listen to another man. As far as the  church door ho brought her, and then,  as he could go no further, he conveniently vanished away by tho old trick of  stepping in at one door of a four-wheeler  and out at thc other. 1 think that that  was the chain of events, Mr. Windibank I"  Our visitor had recovered something of  his assurance while Holmes had been  talking, and he rose from his chair now  with a cold sneer upon  his palo fata.  '"It may bo so, or it may not, Mr.  Holmes," said he; "but'-' if you are so  very sharp you ought to be sharp enough  to know that it is you who arc breaking  the law now, and not nift I havo done  nothing actionable from the first, but as  long as you keep that door locked'.you  lay-yourself open to an action for assault  and illegal constraint."  "Tho law can not, as - you suy, touch  you," said Holmes, unlocking and throwing open the door, "yet there never was  a mau who deserved punishment more.  If the young lady has a brotliwr or u  friend, ho ought to lay a whip acresi  your shoulders. By Jove!" he continue 1.  Hushing up at the sight of the bicte:  sneer upon the man's face, "it is not  part of my duties to my client, but  here's a hunting-crop handy and 1 think  T shall just treat myself to���������" He tool;  two swift stops to the whip, but before lie  could grasp it there was a wild clatter  of steps upon tho stairs, tho heavy hall  door banged, and from tho window we  could sec Mr. .Tames Windibank running  at the top of bis speed down tho road.  "There's a cold-blooded scoundrel!"  said Holmes, laughing, as he threw himself down info his chair onco more.  "That fellow will rise ' from crime t-  crime until' lie does something .very b.'icl  and ends on tho gallows. The. case has iu  some respects been not ��������� entirely devoid  of interest."  "I can. not now entirely see all the  steps of yonr reasoning" I remarked.  "Well of courso it was obvious .,from  the flrst that this Mr. Hosmer Angel  must have somo strong object for liis  curious conduct aud it was equally clear  that the only man who really profited by  the .incident as far lis wc could sec 'was  tlio step-father. Then the fact that the  two men were never together but that  the one always appeared when the other  *7was~'i_way_was~s"iiggestivo: So- wore'th.  tinted spectacles and tho curious voico,  which both hinted at a disguise,-'as did  the bushy whiskers.* My suspicions were  all confirmed by his peculiar action in  typewriting his signature, which of course  inferred that =his handwriting was s.  familiar to her that she would recognize  evcn.thc smallest.sample or it. You fe  all these isolated facts together with  many minor ones all pointed in the  same direction."  ��������� "And how did you verify them?"  "Having once spotted my man it wus  easy to get corroboration. I lenew the  firm for . which this man worked.  Having taken the printed description, J  eliminated everything from it which  could be the result of a disguise���������the  whiskers, tho glasses, tlie voice, and I sent  it to the firm with a request that they  would inform mo whether it answered to  the description of any.of their travelers.  I had already noticed the peculiafltics of  the typewriter, and I wrote .to the man  himself at his business address, asking  him if he would come here. As I expected, his reply was typewritten, and  revealed the same trivial but characteristic defects. The suiiio post brought me a  letter from Westhouse _o Marbank, of  Fonchureh street, to say that the description tallied in every respect with that  of their ..employee, James Windibank.  Voila tout!"  "And Miss Sutherland?"  *  "If I tell her she will not believe me.  You may-remember thu old Persian say-  in'g, 'There"is danger for liim who taketh  the tiger ciib, and anger also for'.who  so snatches a delusion from 'a- woman."  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Lime dill. Contact and Success���������Robt Strathern to John Briggs, release of mortgage.  Feb ,'i-  Scottish Chief and Echo���������Chas Clancy to .Jas  McN'aughton and J F Ritchie. Bond on 2-5  till May 2,-1807. 35000.  Seattle���������Geo Nowell to Joe Blanchard, J.  Hidden Secret aud Legal Tender 1-1), Plunger  J, and 1 in Goleoiula, l'inLo,Sunrise��������� E Todd to  Joe Blanchard, mortgage, $300.   ������  Ohio���������Louis Griinwalu to R S Howard.  Lincoln���������C A Freeman to Gay i.uedur.  Sunnyside i, Sunnyside No t \, Sunrise }.  Iron Mask J, Sixteen to One J, J_i.k_ View 4,  Iron Clad i~Jas Burke to M J_ Adel, S1000.  Meteor and Vancouver���������Ja_ McNaughton  and Chas Clancy to Lewis W Toms,  Hub, Little.Boll���������Andrew Thl_tcd toLoiii..  Martin, }.  Iron Duke���������Robt Williams to M R Rath-  bourno, A, $50.  Fob 6���������  Marmot Xo .���������A l1 Taylor to Dudloy D Lan  caster and Louis -clioll.  Feb 6-  Lake View���������J P Graves to Fred B GrinnoH,.  Same���������Grinnell to Moso Oppenheimer.i, $50u  Feb S-"  Fair Play���������M M Grotho to Chas F Caldwell  and Gay Keeder. &  Granite Iron���������Chas Ben lon to J K McCain i  in trust for Granite Mining and Smelling Co.  5000 shure. paid up stock,      ��������� '  Grouse   Fraction,  Doylo- Fraction���������George  Doyle to Chas Benton.  Feb.���������  Jolict���������Joseph .-..si-lino to Octave Dubois. $2..  White J-Ieplmn.���������A B McKenzie to Joseph F  Ritchie, j, $1000.  Feb 10��������� ..  Dunravcn���������ChasM "Martin Lo Thomas H Bell  _���������  Iron Duko���������A l> McDonald to Thomas 11 Bell  J.  Feb 11-.  Copper Queen���������Geo Lewis to Chas F Caldwell and Gay ltocder.  Ihuitrv���������J __*" Kennedy to Anthony "Warner, 1  $75.  Kob :!-  <, Tailor  Arthur.  Tn ilor  son, i.  Yreka  KoHvlaml.  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Oregon  Fraction���������Richard  O'Brien ��������� to U W  Elliy, !,  .    Littl s Itetta-Charles R Sims to G M Miller,',  Black Iron���������Chas Thompson to G M Miller, i.  Trafalgar -Thomas Hair to A G Creelman.  B X���������Herman Goering to R R Chris-ie, J, ������375  ' Feb G- .   ---  ' Clyde���������John "McLinn to F "W Bingay, i.  Good Hope, Sunset, Columbia and Dixie-  Arthur Walkoi to G H Raiuloll.  Stockholm���������Oscar England to Sidney M  Johnson, <j. .    " " .   ���������  Busy Bee���������Alex Wilson to John Thomas, J.  Great Northern���������Alex Wilson to John  Thoiini- and Karncst G Locke. _  .    lleekla���������Joseph Bowers una Thos I' OTarrall  to Geo Crane and Frank C Loring, J. .  Feb 8-  Lormine���������L G Comstock to A W Pettibone,'.  Lucky Boy���������Wm Black to J M Akins.    '  Kingston���������J N MeMaster to J M Akins.  Snowbird, Kingston, Branson���������Jas P Rudd  to Jas M Akins, ..500,     "  Wintield���������John Lyngholiu to S L Meyers.  WEEKLY STOCK BEP0RT.  THE N0B.THP0BT BRIDGE.  Work, .'oiiiuieiivcil   upon   I lie   Itis   Span  ....cross Ibe (oliiiiibiu.  The'combination steel aud iron bridge  across the Columbia river at Northport  will be completed as fast as possible.  One hundred men will be put to work as  soon as accommodations are made for  them. Tbe structure will rest on four  solid concrete piers, cased witb boiler  iroD. Across tbe main channel of tbe  stream as indicated by low water, tbe  highest pier is eighty feet aud the rail of  the track* will be sixty-nine feet above  low watermark. Three of tbe spaas are  250 feet ia length and'throe 150 feet in  length making 1,200 feet of .pans. There  will be at least 500 feet of trestle work at  tbe end ^of the spans or 1,700 feet in  total length of bridge outside of heavy  dirt fills at either end of tbe trestle work.  The Mining .1. .oclatloii.  The following is a list of those who  . have become members of tbe Kootenay  Miuiug Piotective Association: ��������� The  London and British Columbia Gold  Fields, J. Eoderick Robertson, general  manager, tbe Hall Mines, L*td, H. E.  Croasdaile, general manager, The Hall  Exploration Company of B.C., Tue Ruth  Alines, (ieo. Alexander, manager, The  London Hill Development and Mining  Co., T. G. Procter, manager; The Eeco  Mining Co., J. M. Harris, president;  Harold Selous, A. S. Farwell, J. L.  Retallack, J. L. Montgomery, D. \Y.  Moore, W.J. Trethewey, T. M. Gibson,  D W. Kiug, K. F. Green. A- L. McClaine  F. Steele, E. H. H-islies, Alex. Smith, J.  A. Whittier and E- J. Matthew...  The most noticeable feature of the  Kootfiuay stock market: for this week is  tbe dividend of 820,000 paid by the  Cariboo-l'tumbler company and a  streugtbening of prices in several Slocan  properties, especially Slooan Star whicli  is now ������2.(10 and Reco $1.35. Washing  ton is finding a market at 25 ce ta, but  Noble Five is down three cents to 61.  The rr-giilar dividend of the Cariboo at  camp McKinny keeps that stock nt 48.  At liossland there have been consider  able fluctuations. Iron Mask bas dropped  back to 48. We_t LeRoi to 6, White  Bear to 6, Mayflower to 3. Hattie Brown  bas risen to 10, Monita to 20*i������. Great  Western to 14 and Colonna to 27, Le Roi  stands at 87.30 and Jumbo at 62J_T.  Companies.  __.-l.SO!..  Hull Mines'   Exchequer   ..ossr.AN'D.  Alberta   Beaver   BigTln-co   Butte   Brit. Can. Goldfields  B. C. Gold King...  Bluobird   Bruce V..'.  Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Deer I'ark   Dclncnln   I.astci-n Star   Kiiterpi'ise   I _ric   '.veiling Star   Georgia   Gortrudo.."   Golden Drip   (lolrlen Queen   Great Western   I (attic Brown   Helen   High Ore   Homestake   (dalio   Imperial   Iron Horse '.   Iron Mask   [XL   Independent    Josie '.   Jumbo   Knight Templar   -Cooluimv-Loiidoii ��������� ���������  Lo I .oil   Lily May   .May dower   Monita   Mnnlc Cristo   Morn ing Star   X_st.l-.-7S   Northern Belle   Novelty   O. 1   Palo Alto   I"lm.iiix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  R. I.. Lee   Itochestci'    Kossland, RcdMt..  Rossland Star ...  St. I_lmo   St Paul   Silverine   Sou'n CrO-s&W con  Union   Virginia      War Kaglct   West Li} Roi   .Wliire.JIcar   Young British Ain'n  AINSVOKTII.  Dellie .'.   BOUNDARY/.  Old Ironsides   CAMP    MCIUNN-Y.  Cariboo I   i:K\;i'i._TO_.i:.  Orphan Boy   si.oti.v.v.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Kagle...'.'   idler    Koolcnay-Columbiii  .Minnesota   Noble Five Con   Rambler Con   Reco   -Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington v.  No.   of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  1100,000  ������ 1  1,000,000  9   I 00  1,000,000  1 00  "00,000  1 00  3,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  2,500,000  1 00  l,ooo;ooo  1 00  Coo, 000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  7oo,ooo  1 00  000,000  -  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 ou  1.000,000  I 00  l,ooo.ooi)  1 00  1,000.001)  1 00  000,001)  1 00  000,000  1 00  1.000,000  I 00  1.000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  600,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 on  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  "00.000  1 00  000,000  1 00  000.000  0 00  1.000.000  1 00  000,000  -1 00  000.000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  Too, 000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000.000  1 00  l.ooo.ooo  1 00  1,000.00c  I 00  1,000,000  I 00  1,000,000  . 1 00  000,000  1 00  ,. 000,000  1 00  1,000.000  I 00  2,000,060  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  I 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1)00,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  . 1 00  2,000,000  -J 1-00  :l,ooo,ooo  1 00  75o,ooo  1 60  1,000,000  1 00  Soo.ooo  1 00  700,000  1 00  000.000  1 06  00.000  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  7oo,ooo  , 1 00  1,000,000  1 00  loo  loo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.2oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 00  1,000,000  00  - 00.000  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 00  ������ 1 10s  3 0 10  0 15  0 10  0 12.V  0 03.  0 40  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 15  0 01  0 27  0 10}  0 22  0 OU  0 20"  0 20  0 Oi)  0 l(i  0 Si  0 IS  0 11  0 10  0 5  0 7  0 17*-  0 05 .  0 20"  0 4S  0 51.  0 Ofi'  0 ()2V  0 I  0 10  7 50  0 20  . 0 m  0 20i  0 14.1  0 07.!  . 0 lo  0 8  0 27.1  0 8  0 10.  0 7"  0 12  0 lo.  0 2o  0 15  0 10.'.  0 12.'.  0 8-  0.20"  0 17  0 lfl  --0-16-  0 (Xi  0 lo  0 15  0 48  0 08  "0 20  0 10''  0 fil  0 :i7  1 .'lo  2 00  0 11  0 25  f Dividends paid to dato are as follows: Le  Roi, -."-..(WO; War Eagle. .1S7,000; Cariboo,  $140,000; Slocan Star, $.100,000: Reco ������100.000  Rambler 320.000. Alamo. Idaho. Cumberland,  and Noble Five have also paid dividends.  SEDUCED FREIGHT RATES.  The CMMt. Arranges it .Vc-v  Schedule  for  l-HHli'i-ik Farm Product...  The Canadian Pacific Railway. Company have made some very considerable  reductions iu their rates on grain, flour,  mill stuff's, vegetables, hay, butter, eggs,  cheese, dressed poultry, dressed meats,  pickled aud frozen fish and packing house  products from Manitoba, Assiniboia and  Alberta points to Kootenay.  Tbe rate on hay, grain and mill stuffs  from points in Alberta to ali points in  Kooteosy formerly was tea dollars pet  ton; is now reduced to six dollars per ton  from Calgarj and seven dollars per ton  from points on the Calgary and Edmonton and Calgary and Macleod branch  lines. A corresponding reduction bas  been made on live stock and on other  produce referred to above. The object  of this reduction is to enable the Canadian farmers along the lines- of the railway to find a market in Kootenay ar.d  shut out competition from points south  of the line. Tbis effort has, to a great  degree proved successful and the prairie  districts are* reaping the benefit. . The  change is largely the resni; of a policy  originating witb Mr. F. .V. Peters,, the  district freight agent of the company.  Mr. Robert Kerr, the traffic manager  of the C.P.R, with headquarteis in Winnipeg bas arrived in tbe district' for the  purpose  of looking over  the  business  ' situation.    He   is   now  in. the  Slocan  . country   accompanied   by   Mr.   Peter?.  , Mr. Kerr's visit may result in  other re-  i d'ictions from eastern points.  OF B. C.  A   CASKET   CONTAINING   AN   AD-  LRE3S TO QUEEN VICTORIA.  Toronto I'l-opo..". to t'elehriitv the Sixflelh  Anniversary ol' Her .llaj.sly-.. ICi'i^n.  lady Alter.lccii us _iit Orator.  Toronto, F.b., 12.���������Tlie city of Toronto  proposes to fittingly celebrate tbe sixtieth year of Queen "Victoria's reign on  tke twentieth day ot June next. The  Board of Aldermen is now considering  tbe programme. Among the features is  tbe preparation of au address to be pre-  senlel by the mayor aud corporation on  behalf of the citizens of Toronto. It is  to be got up in the highest style, of art  and conveyed in a silver casket of Canadian workmanship, the silver to be Canadian ore, and the d. sign to be emblematic of Toronto and Canada. Another  idea is the erection of a bronze statue of  Her Majesty in Queen's Park.. Tbe  Dominion and city governmeuts will be  ssked to contribute $25,000 towards the  expenditures eutailed. '  President Harper, of the University of  Chicago, has announced that Lady Aberdeen, wifo of the Governor-General of  Canada, will be the convocation orator at  the university commencement exercises  iD the Auditorium on April 1st. Lady  Aberdeen will have the honor of beiDg  the first woman chosen for such an oc-  cassion in this couutry.  Referring to tho approaching session  of the Dominion Parliament, the Montreal Minerve says that a long and stormy  sesion may be expected.  The Winnipeg city council has voted  $1,000 towards the Indian famine and  plague fund.  Arrangements are being made for an  infiueutibl deputation to press upon Mr.  Laurier the claims of the Montreal, Ottawa, and Georgiau Bay ship canal.'  Within a short time a new lift, insurance company., which is to be all Canadian in its character, will begin business,  with head offices in Montreal. , It will bo  kuown as the Royal Victoria Insurance  Company.  Sir Richard Carlwright and Mr..Davies  are now at Washington interviewing the  United States government and politicians  generally on reciprocity, alien laws and  other matters of interest between the  two countries.  Strong pressure is being brought to  bear on the Dominiou government to  have insolvency legislation introduced as  soon as possible. o  The convention of tbe Federated Canadian Mining Institute is in session at  Montreal, with Major Leckie, of Sher-  brooke, presiding.  SANDOM   SIFTINGS.  KLISM L. 1310 G. I. MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of AVest  Kootenay District. Where located:���������On  Wild Hoix; Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River and about 6 miles east of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Raihvay.  ���������"PAKE   NOTICE' that  I,  John  Ilirach,  as  ������ agent for thc Klisc Gold Minini. Company  limited. Free Miner's Certilicate No. 7(1801, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to thc Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the abovo claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section :'7, must be commenced beforo the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of January, 1897.  522 JOHN HIItSCH.  NOTICE. Tbe Columbia and Kootenay  Raihvay and Navigation Company will  apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next  session for an Act authorizing the Company to  extend its raihvay from any point at or near  Nelson; thence Easterly to a point at or near  Queen's Bay; thence Easterly and Southerly to  some point on Kootenay Lake aiid Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from Robson to  a point on the main lino of the Canadian Pacific  Raihvay at or near Hope in the Fraser Valley;  and to apply to the extensions above described  the provisions of the Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting the Company; and for other  purposes.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C, January 16th, 1897.   520  ���������VTOTICE IS HEREBY given that applica-  _i.ll tion will be made to the -Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a'Company for  the purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a railway from a point  at or near the international boundary line between the Province of British Columbia and the  United States of America at or near Bedlington  British Columbia' to the town of Nelson with  powers to construct, equip, maintain and operate branch lines from any point or points along  the main or branch lines; and also to construct,  equip, maintain and operate telegraph and  telephone lines and to erect and maintain  wharves and docks and all necessary works in  connection with the said railway; with powers  of acquiring lands, privileges, bonuses or other  aids from any Government, Municipal Corporation or other persons or bodies and to make  traffic and other arrangements with railway-  steamboat or other Companies; and for all  other necessary or incidental rights, powers  nnd privileges iu that behalf.  A. ST.G. HAMERSLEY,  518 Solicitor for Applicant.  Dated this llth day of January, A.D. 1897.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  ..latter* of Interest at im.l near Slocan'..  Sunless Vlty.  Special Correspondence to Tiu. Mr_.i.K.  Sandon. Feb., 12.���������The four-mile town-  site at Silvertou on Slocau Jake has been  purchased by Rathborne and Alexander  of tbe R. E. Lee mine.  E. R. Atherton has departed on a trip  to the east. '  A deal is on foot to bond the Argo,  situated in tbe town of Sandon.  Jas. A. McDouell has gone to Wiunipeg to visit bis father who is seriously  ill.  The owners of the Ruth mine arc  contemplating, building ore bunkers at  Sandon-in-order-toship-in-bulk.--"-^ *-  *M. L... Grimmett is building a new  building 28x80 opposite -the post oflice  for a law office, etc.  Forty men are working on the Enterprise" aud two four-horse teams hauling  ore daily tothe lake. "''���������"  Last week the skating rink was in full  blast, curling and hockey beiug. the <_hief  featuies.       "'"',"  A twelve horse power gasoline engine  has been placed in tho Payne miue to run  an ore crusher. A similar oue is about  to be placed at the li. E. Lee.  -  E.M. Santlila'uds has been-appointed  agent for tbe Washington Miniug.Company iu Sandon for tho- sale of tbe  company's stock.  J. C. Ryan has an option ou two thirds  oE the Sobo, Re'd Cross and North Pacific  from Rathborne and Alexander for .$10,-  000.  The Last Cbauce bas shut dowu for  the winter, having shipped _>00 tons.  Two meu are left in charge. T. H. Wood,  the manager, has gone to. California for  a well-earned holiday.  Timo Table No. _.     To take offeot Feb. 1,1897.  eastbound.  No. I pau-'Cnfter (daily oxcopt Sunday)  leaves ltusslond  4:00 p.ra  Arrives at 'I'mII '. 5:00 p.m  No. 2 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail 8:00 a.m  WESTBOUND.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  8:45 a.m  Arrives in Rossland 10:00 a.m  No. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 5:15 p.m  Arrives in Rossland  7:00 p.111  Connections made .with  all boats arriving  and departing from Trail.  General Oilices: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail, B. C. General Supt,  West      l(ootei)a\)  PUtcher Go.  Ne.soii   aifcl   Sai}4oi).  <^f_>-..  All kinds of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  E, C, TRAYES,   MANAGER ������  BAKER STREET,   NELSON, B. C.  Steam Laundry.  G. W. Whitcher'& Co.*, will  tho'rpiig'hly equip the^ warehouse  building" on Ward between Vernon  and Baker streets as a steam laundry and will be ready for business  in March. =  Machinery now on  the way.  529  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL,  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  .  A I'leuMiiiit Eiilerliiiiiiuciil.  Considerable interest was manifested in  the debate held last Tuesday evening by  the literary department, ot tbe Epwortb  League. The resolution declared tbat  the immediate incorporation of Nelson  would be advantageous Dr. G. A. B.  Hall argued for and Rev. Geo. II. Morden  against. After a lively discussion lasting  about an hour tbe question was submitted  to tbe judges, Messrs. Ladner, Lawson  and Tbibault who decided that tbe preponderance of evidence addressed was ic  favor of the positive.  ' In addition to the debate there was a  short literary and musical programme,  making in all a profitable and instructive  evening.   _  ..UTICK. . !  , C. Jiszkowicz has purchased from the 1  mortgagees, .the entire stock in' trade :  book accounts, etc., of C. Kauffman's ,  grocery busiuess and took active charge '  Wednesday, January 27. (537)  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,.,Laths, -  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  ' Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. O.  PUchaijai}  .13  Notice of .Application for Liquor License.  Take notice that I, Thomas J. Kickliam will  apply . to the Government Agent for West  Kootenay, thirty daj\s after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail on" the premises known  as lot six (0). block live (o), ot the Townsite of  -almo, B.C., in said district,  THOMAS J. KICKHAM.  Dated at Salmo, B.C., this _th day of February, 18-7. " (538)  _sTH!I.SO"I-r  .  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GllARAI-TEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, BO.  _a  E. S. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  pb ijbt Monkey v/itti WM  Will be, pleased to   answer any business   enquiries.  LAWRENCE *|  HARDWARE t  HEADQUARTERS  FOR  Tel. a 1  Baker St.  COMPANY.! HIM'AND  ei-_^:rdw-_^_r_B-  A  Full Stock of Graniteware and other  Kitchen Utensils  (402) PRICBS FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  Ttfo Friers Mine  Limited Uabi) i ty  Capital $240,000 in 800,000 Shares of 30 cts each  F 0. Innes, President.    Percy W. Evans, Vice-President  0. 0. Bennett. Secretary.  0. T. Dunbar and 0. 0. Bennett Directors.  '*     280,000 Shares only will be sold at par.  SMELTER  RETURNS:  First Car Load 20 tons,  28) ounces   Silver,   37% |Xead,   Net   Returns  $3284.00.  c 1 *  /���������   - t  ������������������,)--. f���������..__.   (Part 379 ounces Silver,  -12%  Lead.  Second    ( ; rL oad20 tons, { ���������3'J . '  ������.������s  {     11    284   ��������� 11 11       46%   .   n  Net Returns $3301.00. "   J :  The management expect to   make   shipments   this   winter   aggregating" six hundred tons.. . . '  .   Prospectus and forms, of application for shares will be forwarded  on application to F.  C.   INNES, Vancouver,   B.  C.  407.28-11-G '  M. R. SMITH $ CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  VEITE    FOB   PEICE   XjIST-  VICTORIA - B. C. ("*)  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIREHOSE     "  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDELIES  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box _.9 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  G-Tl^-TN, FEED, &c  WRITE TO.  A   limited   amount   of   treasury j  stock now on sale at 10 cents   per I  share.      Enquire of A.   H.   Kelly,  Baker  street,   two   doors  west   of.  Bank of Montreal. ������43  Notice   of Removal.  DR. HALL has removed  his Office to the Farley &  Simpson block two doors west  Of Post   Office, 503-19-12-6  The Brackman & Ker Milling Co.  i! * a  South Edmonton, Alta.  <���������_ . ' .  For EOLLED OATS, OATMEAL, and all kinds  of GEAIft and FEED  Prices Right.  sss  Goods Guaranteed .6  THE MINER NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  0>  1897.  A FIRE  DEPARTMENT.  Kaslo Organizes  a Company.���������The  Weekly Batch of Disorderly  Drunks Receive Justice.  Specinl Correspondence to Tiik Mixer.  Kaslo, Feb. 12_h.���������H. Byers, K .slo'ei  prominent hardware mercbiint, is ou tbe  sick list.  J. "W. Casey, travelliog pii-.seuger nud  freight agent of tbe CM. -.St. P. mil way,  was in town hustling business for hid  road this week.  L. S. Wood, a Spokane u_ai_uf.icl-.rer,  stopped over in Kaslo Monday en :oute  for Sandon.  F. W. Peters, district passenger agent  of the C.P.R.. was here last Wednesday  and installed A. Bishop as tbe company's  agent at Kaslo.  The complete organization of tbe Kaslo  Volunteer Fire. Department was made  last Saturday. There is a total membership of thirty with Hugh Fletcher ns  chief. The compauy will meet regularly  for practice.  The action of Alderman Buchanan  against Police Magistrate Cbipmau who  is charged with using improper language,  has caused considerable comment here.  The Kaslo Curling Club leave3 he e  to-morrow for Sandon where they will  play a regular match game against the  Sandon city team.  An unusual number of disorderly crises  have appeared in the Kaslo polico court  during the past week. John McKay,  charged witb stealing bed clothes belonging to Richard Gallopp was found guilty  and sentenced to thirty days in* the eity  jail. George Henry Fisher, a well known  disorderly, was sentenced to a term  of twenty-six' days imprisonment for  drunkeness and disturbing the pence.  William Leech and Frank Earl were  fined $5 and $20 respectively for fighting. . A. C. .Pearson, charged with bully,  ing a Chinaman was punished by a 810  fine. John H. Clioe and John Audersou  were each fiuedSlO for beiug drunk.  MINING TRANFERS.  Whore no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of $1 ts to be understood.  Nelson.  Feb 3-  Doxter-G A Vital to F J Monroe, $1000.  Feb _-  Mountain View���������T A Gossott to J H Scott, _,  $25.  Karl of Stirling. Mohawk Chief. Nellie BIy,  ilaple Leaf, SanD .-_-..  J Ilally.  Maple Leaf, San Domingo���������It M Alexander 10  M K F, Bit; 2, Nebraska Girl���������B T Forte to J  B Dabney,...  Iron Mountain���������J C Yuill to Robt F Green,  i,  Feb 5-  Morning Star, Star Buck, Red Roy���������A Coulter to D McLeod, i.  Gold Bug. Golden Cord���������II Meister to I. Oilman andC B Proebstel, _, $300.  J Dawson���������J Dawson to G McComb, J, $200.  Feb C-  Bruce'���������J D Sword to A B Acorn, \V Rolls, G  W H Taylor, A C Sinclair, A K MeLane, J F  McKenzie,  Feb 8- .  Monarch���������\V M Newton to W W Carlisle,  acknowledgement of one half interest,  Little George���������P H Peterson to N Stuart, }.  North Star, Black Bird���������W T Lewis to N  Stuart, all of North Star; j of Black Bird.  -vitrei���������T H Rea to T S Matheson, i.  Grand Duke���������J A Jones to J Herod, 1-12.  Gold Bng-J J Keller to J T Williamson,},  Feb!)-    ���������.-.-' .     ,  Alma, San Benito���������J L Martin to Margaret  Kltaifland,.. .  Parker, Old Bill, Lightheart���������Hugh Morrison  to C Dundee, 91500.  Samc-T Flynn to C Dundee, $1500. .   .  Same���������C Dundoe to Dundee Gold Mining Co  Ld, $1,000,000.  Flathead, Toledo, Frceland���������H Morrison toC  Dundee.  .  Same claims���������T Flynn to C Dundee.  Black Chief���������R M Macdonald to Alex Macdonald, A, $200.  Iowa, Tennessee���������F Boldin, P Rene, C Anderson, J  T Price and K M Peters to J Mc-  Creath, bond, 00 days.  Feb 10-  ���������6iii.it nullr-Western���������\V- Springer- and-E-S-  Kinney to J A Finch, i, $500.  ***'   llibbings���������J Dorsey and T S Shank to J Powell, bond, $200down; f _0' Junel,  1897.  La6t Bean���������W Davidson to J Powell.    Bond,  4-5, $100 down; $100 May 15,1897.  Feb 11-  Rcvonue, New Woman. Old Man���������J M Milicr  and M F Chcsnul to the Primrose Gold Mining  Co Ld, $1,000,000.  John L, Annie L���������H Burke to A Schmittor, $  Cariboo No 1���������C Bowman to F Lohrer. _..  Oro Fino���������T J Duncan to A C Flummerfelt,  Feb 12���������  Wild Horse-S J Mighton and D McArthur  to J \V Lamor.aux, l-l'i. .  Ivanhoe, Ironworks, Eclipse, Imperial, Good-  enough. Lorctta, Addis, ��������� Dassett���������Nick Jerry  to Andrew J Douglas, J. -  .  NKW   LOCATIONS.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  Feb.-      6       8       ������        10       11      12  $iia'ki...G-_...C1_...6_3....6-3...-88.._8���������  (Bar)  LKAD....2.90.. .2.90..2.90..2.'J0. .3.05..3.05  New York, Feb., 12���������Bur silver G83. Lead  strong. Brokers price, $3.05. Kxchango $3.'.2_  to$..._7._.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETUltl-S FOIi 1897 UP TOD ATE.  OliE EXrOHTl'D.  Krom Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   liossland via Northport..  Tons   3,1244  842  ms'i  FHODUCKOP SMELTEKS.  (Shipped)  NeUon (Hall Mines) Matte,  trail Smelter Matte   4.3731  TONS  .. 3181  .1289}  1607.  ORE S111PMF.I.TS.  Ueluruti-luce Last ffctk.  VIA   KASLO.  Whitewater to Everett  00  Ruth to             "               125  Rambler           "   -       "������..  Reco to Denver, Col 7  51  Payne Mine  Pueblo,   Col  200  Last Chance         "            36.  Ruth to Pueblo, Col    75  ^    Slocan Boy      "      '.  29  Jackson           "        32  Goodenough,   to Helona   I'l  Surpriso to Pueblo  17  "            Tacoma  17  Nol to Everett     18J  Black Diamond to Everett  12  Tariff Mine to Omaha  21J  '     --"               " "780"  Valued at $81.107.30.  Average value per ton, $103.98.  MATTE AND B-HXION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter (Matte]    124.  Hall Mines [Matte]     78(r  ~202}  Valued at $69,872.75.  Value of matte and ore exported for the  week $150,980.05.  8MELTEB  BETUBMB-  HALL MINES, [Nelson] for week ending  Feb. 13; treated 370 tons of oro.  Amusement...  On Mouday and "Tuesday evenings tbe  International Comedy Company will  appeer at the Fire Hall. "Forgiv.en" is  en the bills for Monday and "Hazel Kirk"  for Tuesday. Tb.e company carries 18 in  its cast, including lady, and gentlemen  vaudeville artists. They are advertised  as the most complete dramatic organization on the road.  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  Take notice that 1, C. W. Pliilp, will apply  to thc Government Agent for West Kootenay,  thirty days after date, for a license to sell liquor  bv retail on the premises known as lot nineteen  (19), block flvc (5) of the Townsite of Salmo,  B.C., in said district,  C. W. PH1LP.  Dated at Salmo, B.C., this 13t.h day of February  1897. (514)  Fire Hal!  Jlonday ������n4 Tuesday Night*  International Comedy Company  l_-Dr*matlc ..xUsIh-Ik  The grandest and best repertoire of  plays ever produced in B. C,  SPECIAL AND VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS.  "FORGIVEN"   ������������������   Honday -Night  "HAZEL KIRKE"  Tuesday Night  24G      FEBRUARY 15 AND 16.  .������1h������h.  Fub_��������� "        " _.  M & M���������A Olson, on Hall creek, 1 mile from  Salmon Siding.  G B���������T G Hoy. on Hall creek, 1 mile from.  Salmon Siding. .  KebG- .   <-r ��������� -  Gem (frac)-J J Driscoll, 300 feotii c of N &F  S Ry, bounded by Hecla, Slandardjyid Minna.  Ilccla���������J J Driscoll, as above.  Aurora���������R Meister, T W Shipley, J T Bolles,  near Wild Horse creek and adjoins the Ocean  Wave.  Feb 8-  King Oscar (frac)���������J Stewart, on Stag I_cap  Mountain, south side of Lost creek, bounded by  Vesuvius and Denver.  Princess of Wales��������� M Henrietta Fabian, on  west side uf l_ower Arrow Lake, opposite town  of Deer Park.  Stem winder���������W Stephens,   on Toad mountain 200, ft south of Silver King, adjoins Littlo  Chief and Black Chief.    -  Feb 9- - .    '  St FillanR���������T A Go.sett, J McEvoy, R W  Macfurlanc and IC A Roberts, on south side of  north fork of Salmon' river half away between  north fork and Salmon Siding.  White Rabbit��������� W T Lewis, cast side Salmon  river, 2 mile- from Peterson's cabin and IJ miles  from Royal Canadian group.  Snowbird���������C A Peterson, joins White Rabbit  Feb 10-      ��������� "  Keystone���������Chas Wagner, south sido of  Stewart creok at Salmon river and joins the  Alabama, ,,  i-OK Cabin���������Charlss Wagner, Sialmon river  south side Stewart creek.   Adjoins Alabama.  Alamo���������J Philbert, on Wild Horso creek and  joins Y'mir group.  -  Pat���������J Philbert, same.'..  Feb 11-  .   .   Beth���������F Jackson, east   fork of north  fork  Salmon river between Big Buck and Porto Rico  claims. ������  Marcus���������M Gilliam, east fork of Salmon  river between Big Huclc and Porto Rico claims.  Montezuma���������Ii D Cameron, 4$ miles east of  Xelson and N & F S Ry near Wild Horse creek  Alberta���������H D Cameron, same.  Homestretch���������W K������ Cox, Kdw Roper, south  side Slate creek 2V miles west i\ & F S Ry.  Bohemian���������W ___. Cox and Ed w Roper, north  side Slate creek, J mile west of N & F S Ity.  Application For Liquor License.  .  Notice is hereby given that- the undersigned  ���������will, at the expiration of 30 days, apply to the  stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay district, for a license to sell liquor at retail at the  Quartz Creek Hotel, at Quartz Creek. B.C.  FRANK SIMPSON.  Dated, February 6th, 1887. 545  NEtSON^LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agentfor. addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  400 F. C. INNES.  Millinery &  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  MRS. MCLAUGHLIN,       JOSEPHINE ST.  175-12-12-C        BET.  BAKER A VERNON STS.  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  'i  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000.  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  RI.VI.NU1_ TAX.  _N  Nl'1-.OX DIVISION' OK WKST KOOTKNAY I.1STWCT.  O'l'lCl. is hereby given in accordance with  the statutes, tlmt Provincial Revenue.  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 18!'7. All of the  above named t.ixes collectible within the Nelson Division of Wesl. Kootenay, assessed by mc,  are payable at my ollice nt Kaslo, 13.C.  Assessed luxes arc collectible at the following  rates, viz:���������  Four-lift lis of one por cent, on the assessed  value of real estate otlier than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars, the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one and one.iiuartcr of  one per cent; when such excess Is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one anil one half of one por  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Three percent, on the asse.sed value of wild  land. If paid on or before the .10th of June 1S!)7:  Three-lifths of one per cent, on tho assessed  value of real estate othor than wild land. Ono  half of one percent, on the assessed value of  personal propertv. Upon such excess of income  when thc same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars oue per cent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and ono quarter of one  per cent.: when such exec.-s is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one percent. Two and one half per cent, on t.'ie  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax $3.00 per capita.  O, G. DENNIS.  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1807. 527  Own your houses. Company will  iissist in erecting houses for borrowers  and'in paying off amounts required to  clear title, and does a general loaning  business on real estate security. ���������  .As ah example, $11.34 payable  monthly will repay in 0 years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $000.  ,,' Apply to W. A. MA_.II0_.AU-.  General Agent, Nelson  C'leuicnU ������t Hilly*!-'Block. 520  ni Trtjim Co., Ld.  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER, B.C.  .VINTEK SERVICE,  1896-7  This Company's new Steamer International leaves Kaslo 5:30 a. m , for  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour and Nelson. Returning, leaves Nelson 4:40 p. in.,  on all week days.  JAS. WAUGII,    GEO. F. HAYWARD,  Purser. si Master.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Eailway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West. Daily       -   Going Kast.  Leave ������.00 a.m.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.30 a.m.   South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  "     9.3G������. tn.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15 p.m.  9.51 a, m.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  "   10.03 a. m.   Bear Lake '       1.48 p.m  "    10.-18 a. m.   McGuiBftn "      1.3 p.m  "   10.30 a. m.   Bailey's "      1.21 p.m  , "    10.39 a. m.   Junction "      1.12 p.m  Arc.  10.50a.m.   Sandon Leave   l.COp.m  Subject to change without notice.  For  rates and  information   ppp }   at thc  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING, R. W. ..RYAN,  2111)   Traffic Manager. Superintendent.  N'OT.CK. The Trail Creek and Columbia  Railway Company will apply to thc Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an  Act authorizing the Company, in addition eto  tho railway described in.the Act 58-59 Victoria,  Chapter (17, to construct a railway from thc terminus near Trail Creek Mines described in thc  said Act or from any point on the Columbia  River between the International Boundary and  its junction with thc Kootenay Kiver; thence  Westerly to a point on Kettle River North of  the International Boundary! and also authorizing the Company to issue bonds not exceeding  thirty thousand dollars per mile of its railway;  and extending the time within which the Company's works may be commenced and completed; and applying thc various clauses of tlie  Company's Act. of Incorporation in so far as  they arc applicable to the railway above described; and for other purposes.  HARRY ABBOTT,  JOHN MILNK BROWNING.  WILLIAM FERRIMAN SALSBURY,  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B. C, January lfith, 1897.     521 ..  NOTICE.  The British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to thc Parliament of Canada nt its next Session for an Act authorizing  it to issue bonds tothe extent of thirty thousand dollars per mile of ils railway! including an  extension from its Eastern terminus in an  Kasterly direction to Macleod, or to "a point on  the line of the Calgary and Macleod Railway  and thence Kasterly to Lcthbridge, and to  make such agreements for conveying or leas  ing the Company's railway and its rights and  powers asis usually-given.t- railway.companics.  in their Acts of Incorporation, and for other  purposes.  GEMMILL & MAY,  ' Solicitors for Applicants.  Ottawa. 20 January, 1897  535  GO    TO  A.  HENDERSON  FOB  First Class Watch Eepairing  All work done under my own  supervision nnd guaranteed.  Good line of Rings, Clinins. Lockets,  Cuff and Collar Buttons always carried in  stock. 489  Baker St-, next to Buchanan & Go's Store.  FOR WINES aM .MRS  _A_-D_0___ES������_ oil  California Wine Co  NELSON,  B.C.  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  I'. S: HAII.Y, l'rcst.  JOS. MONNIC, Sec.  Established  1880.  - A general Ore Market.-Largest Works in  Colorado.' Modern ..1111*'and Machinery at  Denver,- Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk. -  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE OEE SAMPLING 00.  Gold. Bullion Bought.   317 -    Denver, Colorado  I. M.  CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J.  E.  W.  MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOI.K MAM'l-Mrr-IKI-l-!. o_���������" thi:  Kendall Bund Mill,  B. C. Sbiugle Machines,  Stenra Log Hauling Machines  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  Ltiver and H.irbor Dredges,  king Ditching Miichine,  Wrecking Machines,  Bulliist Uploading, Etc.  At.K.vr.. van  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"  (-���������.M-l-AI.    __-O-J-.UI.l-_,     EK._I.V.  -.I-HS,   ICOILKK   MAKEIIS,  and Manufacturers of  .Ul   .IA.1.I.S   UF lHA.lll_.__.ltT.  S..W Mill und Mm ice Work b  Specinlly.  ALL WOKK faiAHANTEKK  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of En  Kinccrs'and Mill Supplies, i-iping  and Fittings,   Brass Goods,  Steam Fittings, Ktc.  .uliirntcs for Boiler^ and engine  on application.  Mail   Orders    Receive       Prompt  Attention.  Telephone 310.'   P.O. Drawer 4 ft  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  "v^-^rootnrBR, _b: o.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of- the Company at Vancouver, nnd are contingent upon strikes, accidents  nud other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  m   XonbonlDUl  ^Development ano  /IIMninQ Company  LIMITED  LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay, British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia ' 'Companies'  Act,  1890," and amending acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be available for working capital.  PROVISIONAL   DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and  Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers,   Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A.  Whealer,  Barrister-at-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C  The Prospectus can be seen at the office of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  J__.__STI_)   SOO   PACIFIC    *ROTJTE.  J Route to  , Pacilic Coast ul Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  BATES -C-E-C-E LO*W*BST.  Greatest Variety of Routes, Rail aid Stealers.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays al, 9.30 o'clock, making  close connections with'Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Passengers for points north nnd south of l.obson will leave on the .9:30 train.  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN. MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  II Is the Must ..loilcrn In Equipment.  II Is lhe Heaviest KalU-d tine.  It has 11 Kock-Hatl..-- Kon.lticil.  II Crosse. No Sand Desserts.  It Is thc Only Line .tunning;   Luxurious  Club .Boom Cars.  Ills .Voted for the Courtesy or Its Kuiploycs.  It Is the Only Line Serving Meals  on Ihe  n la Carle", l*lan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  i-nvigi.liou.on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  J. HAMILTON, '-   H. E. MACDONELL,     GEO. McL. BROWN,  i. A-Cent, Nelson,        Tray. Krgt. and Pass, AkI.. Nelson.       Dist. l'nss. Agt.Vanconvo  TWO  Cars-of Bedroom Suits and Dining  Room Furniture   .   .   .   .   .   .  nWTP Gar of Mattresses and Upholstered  Ull-Bl'- Furniture  These Goods Will Be Offered at Advantageous Prices  For Cash.    Special Rates to Hotels- 5.8  ILMcARTHCR & co.  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPEES  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES.  Por minis, tickets mid complete infoi mation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Uy., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & 1<\ S. Uy., or  V. U. IH.YO-', l-eiieriit Agent.  Spokane,  ..'ash.  ������'. I. WHIT.MOV. ������. |������. A T. A..  'HI SI.  rnul. Minn.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  GO.  (LIMITED  TIME CARD. No. 10  . In    Direct   June Stli._;lS'J(".  I.KVI.L-TOU-'  IttUTK-Sleiiniei- '\Y_iI-.i.j .  Loaves Arrowhead for Nakusp Robson and  Trail Mondays, Wednesdays1 and Fridays nt  7 p. in.  Loaves Trail for l.obson, Nakusp, Ar ow  head and Canadian Pacific l.ailway points  (cast and west! Tuesdays, llmrsdays and  Saturdays at 4.30 p.m. .  Connection is mado at Uobson with C. & K  Uy. for Nelson and Koolenay Lake points.  NOUTIirOUT-TKAIL   KOIITE  Steamer "l.llon." ���������  Leaves Trail for Northport Daily except  Sundays at 8 a. in., returning to Trail same  evening.  Connect, at Nortliport with S. F. & N. Uy  for Spokane.  _.FX-0.\.KA-LW KOI!IE.-"Sir Kokanee."  Leaves Nelson for Knslo Daily except, Sun  days at 1:10 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson Daily except Sun  daysiit(J:0Oa.ia.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  ollice, Nelson.  Notice ot Dissolution of Copartnership.  The partnership heretofore existing between James A) Gilker and Frances B. Wells,  doing a gent's furnishing business at Kevelstoke'and-Nelson. British Columbia, under the  Arm name of Gilker & Well.., has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent."  Witnesses: FRiNCIS A.WELLS.  R. R. MocilE-B, J. A. GILKER.  ItOBEl.T A) ReNwick. " 538  Dated, Nelson. British Columbia, Jan. 16th 1807.  Notice of Application for Liquor License;  Take Notice that'30 days after date I intend  to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a hotel a nd saloon license  for mv hotel at Salmo, Salmon River, B.C.  GEORGE DAY.  Salmo. Feb. 4th 1S97. (,.3S)  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay Will he held at liossland  on Tuesday, the 16th day of Fcbruarv, 1897  and at Nelson on Monday, the 22nd day of  February. 1897.  T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Court.  Kelson, B. C, January 28th, 1897. 53*  Parley & Simpson  In  new tind commodious quarters on Baker  - Street,    two.  doors   west   of    Post   Office *o   ,  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and ��������� Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  F. J. Farley and F. Simpson & Co.. have  consolidated and now have one of the. most  complete stocks in the Kootenay District.  Fresh Goods       ;* Great Variety  T. ALLAN,  . Secretary,-  J. W. TROUP,  Manager.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  <$__.  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  Notice of _.pplicatioD for Liquor License.    .  'PAKE NOTICF, that Mrs. M. Kilcline  JL will apply to the Government Agent  for West Kootenay for a license to sell liquor  by retail at or near Slocan Crossing, where the  Slocan river railroad will join the Columbia  & Kootenay railroad, in -aid district.  _MR_. -M. KILCLINE.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 16th day of Jan  ary, 1897. (516)  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat -Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.   -  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats, at reasonable prices. * !���������  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Kossland and  Spokane and Kcssland.'  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-20 p.m.  "    10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    7.00 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver aud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus withStage  Daily.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  BOOMS   .'.-ASTERED   IS   BAUD   FI-.I5II.  .VE .VL* FII_.VI.UED. 45s  STR.CTLY FIRST CLASS  E. 3. GALLOP, Prop.    FRO-fT ST., *KA8L0. B 0.

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