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The Miner Jan 23, 1897

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 _*  *f- ?  -Ssssssse���������  _*-_-__-_-.  THE MINUS IN KOOTENAY ARE  .   AMONG THE EiOHEST IN  l\      AMEEICA  THE 0&E8 ABE HIGH-CkBADE IN  aOLD, SILVEE, COPPER  AND LEAD.  VVhole Number 335.  "f . * '"$?''��������� r'-  jNelson, British Columbia, Saturday, January 2$, [897.  Price Five Cents  //  MR. J. F. HOME'S PLANS.  A  AN   INTKRVIFW   WITH  '      KOOTENAY'S  M. P.  SOUTH  P.  A Kc-iliHliibiitlon or Piirllaineiilary Seal*  Needed.���������The Provincial 4__over_.iii.nr.  Treatment or Kooleiiny. .  "J. Fred Hume, M.P.P. for tbis district,  will shortly leave for Victoria to .attend  the.next sitting of'tbe local bouse. ��������� He  does' not anticipate tbe transaction of  much important routine business aud ex  pects the session will not last more than  five weeks, although be* has received no  intimation ay to thi number of government bills to be-iutroduced. Personally,-  Mr. Hume has little busiuess to. being  before the house. He will not pr ipose  any alteration of tbe miuing laws, as lie  does not believe in their radicul alteration  for tbe present but, as a member of tbe  committee on mines and mining-, will undoubtedly have to consider, in committee,  . certain measures relating to Crown mineral lands. His chief business will be tbe  introduction of a private bill for a charter for a looal company to supply the  townsite ot Brandon, near the south end  of Slocan lake, with a system of water  wcrks, and n few other important measures of a similar nature.  He expects to 'see numerous applications made for charters of all kinds, es  pecially for the construction of railway's,  and will tnke a decided stand against indiscriminate granting of-such privileges.  He is opposed to blanket franchises and  {he giviug'ot cash subsidies, and desires  to see land grants to railway companies  made with proper regaid for theinteiesli-  of the people. - If auy laud grants are to  be made he will oppose them, except tho  land in1, question is gjven u..der conditions and terms of sale very similar to  those now goyerniug acquirement ol  tracts of the public domain. -  Mr. Hume expects to see Mr. Semlin  remain the leader of tho oppositon and  anticipates the hoidiug of a caucus by  the opponents of the government as soon  as the members occupying that position  have all assembled nt Victoria, for the  - purpose of'01'ganizing a pls.n of campaign  during the session. Ho believes the British Pacific subsidy "scheme will be introduced as a government measure aid will  exert all the influence he possibly can to  defeat it, uo matter in what form it _ is  presented. In this be expects to 1)3 join-  by the entire Opposition forces as well  as a sufficient number of Ministerialists  to cause tlie overthrow of the present  cabinet.  Speaking of the treatment, that Kootenay bas experienced from the government, Mr. Hume snid: ' "This district has  been shamefully neglected. Large sums  of money have" beeu collected in taxes  duriug tbe.past year aud scare-ly nny of  it bas been returned in making many  much needed improvements. Whatever  advice aud representation I have made  in tlie matter has been received with in  ~diffei'encer^The'government-seen-rdeter  miued on only .one policy���������tbe taxation  _ of this district to the fullest extent possible. The prcseut apportionment of tbe  district's repiesentatiou in the legislature  is also manifestly unfair, lhe excuse cau  never be legitimately made by tho government that tho population in Kootenay  has increased beyond their anticipations.  When the hist distribution of seats was  made, the South Hiding of West Koot.-  euay had 925 registered -voters aud was  accorded hut one'member, while tlie dis  tricts of Esquimalt with 451, Covicbnu-  Alberni with 510 aud Lillooet, with only  3.19 voters .were given two members each.  1 am in favor of. aud shall endeavor to  obtain, a re distribution of seats,altbongh  there is no need for any addition to the  present thirtyj three members- of the  house."  Questioned   as   to   tbe idea of  West,  Kooteuay having five members iustead  of two, upon the basis that.tbe Nelson  and.Goat liveO miniug divisions  should  have one; tlifi Trail Creek  mining  division  oiip;   tlie City of Kaslo and  the j  . Ainsworth mining division one; the Slo-!  can mining division one- and the  Hovel- i  stoke, Illiciiliwnet a*ul Trout lake mining |  divisions oue, Mr. Hume said be believed I  the populaliua nnd  needs of these districts fully warranted  representation on  such lines.   He considered it would be  equitable for tbe  present  but'tbat the  time was not far distant when   even tbis  i umber would not suffice.  Asked if he favored provincial elections  being'henceforth conducted, upon strict  pnrtv liues nnd a -definitely formulated  platform, Mr. .Hume readily declared  that such a condition must eventually,  prevail and that the sooner it does the  better for the country.'  The ISUKeope Entertainment.  The   Edison   Bioscope  and    Novelty  WILD HORSE OEEEK.  The .Mines or Oils (tiiiip tire Bel iir Kuplilly  iiikI MyHU-niiilii'iiily Ikerelopcil.  Much development work is being  dono on the' numerous claims along  \Vild Horse croek, a very promising  gold and silver camp about seventeen  miles from Nelson and near the line  of the Nelson and Fort Sheppard railway. Twelve, men are employed at  the Ymii- miue which has an eight foot  ledge of gold and silver ore that is  being mined and stored. The property  is being crown granted.  A survey of the Elise claim has just  been completed and an application will  shortly be mado for a crown grant.  Eight men ,are doing development  work on the property.  ;..The McLeod jjroup.and tho Tamarack'  arc soon"to ** be surveyed'for'crown  grants.  Development work on the Lindbladc  group is being actively prosecuted.  The miners and claim owners'in'the  Wild Horse creek district have received no assistance from the government  in the construction ' of trails but are  desirous that a bridge be built over  Salmon river near Quart- creek at tho  public expense. At tho present condition of thc river, fording is a great  nuisance but it will be impossible.to  do even this at high water next spring.  The importance of the district fully  warrants this 'improvement being  made at once.  Eagle Company obtained, at the time of  ic.-orporntion,- full right to buy or Bell  without further hindrance, the sale as  iriade is perfectly regular and valid..  KASLO NEWS.  APPLICATION TO BE MADE FOE A  EAILWAY OHARTEE.  Is Kviileiilly Tor   (he Purpose of Per'  reeling the Krvnt Morlli.rii System  In Kooteuay. .  DEEPLY MOUENED.  The Sudden Death of Mr. ft. H. Rashdall at the Kooteuay Lake Gen-  .  eral Hospital..  It is the vory painful dutv of The  Mixer to record the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. George Herbert  Rashdall at the Kootenay Lake Hospital "early yesterday morning.  Tbe deceased called upon Dr..Hall on  Sunday morning-,.desiring something  to relieve a slight, pain in his side. A  careful examination proved his right  lung was congostefi . and in less than  an hour afterwards he was in a 'comfortable bed in thc hospital and receiving treatment. Sunday evening he  expressed himself as-foeling much better and continued  to do as   well   as  could be expected until Thursday  morning, when a change for the worse  occurred. Drs.. Hall and La,.Ban hold,  a consultation and, together, did everything in tlieir power to relieve their  patient. Dr. Hall remained at the  hospital all day and night administering stimulants and after a time the  sick man seemed to rally. At nine  o'clock Thursday evening lie appeared  much better and was quite rational at  midnight. Shortly afterwards ' a  change for the worse set in with fatal  results, although everything was done  to counteract it. Pneumonia and congestion "of the lungs wore tbe cause of  death.  The funeral will take place tomorrow  at 2:80 p.m., at the English Ohurch.  The deceased was an Enlishmaii, a  gentleman and a manly fellow whose  disposition endeared.him to all 'who  knew liim. His friends were legion:  1-LLhe-liadi.no-cneinies.���������His-pussing-away-  is sincerely and deeply mourned by his  entire acquaintance.  A.s Recorder of tho Nelson district,  Mr. Rashdall was an efficient and con-  scienciotis officer difficult to replace.  Tho importance of Nelson as a natural  railroad centre becomes more evident  every day. The approaching session of  the .provincial legislature has-*-,.caused  preliminary arrangements to be made for  application of still another company for  building a railway with Nelson as its  Kootenay terminus.  At present it is impossible to discover  what influence is behind the project  .which" A. St.G. Hamersley, of Vancouver, advertises iu this issue of tbe Miner.  This advertisement amounts to a notice of  intention to ask the Legislative Assembly, at its . next sitting, for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  of equipping, maintaining and operating  a railway from Bedlingtou near the international boundary line between the  province of British Columbia and the  "Uuited States to the town of Nelson witb  powers to construct, equip maintain and  operate branch lines from any point or  points along the main or branch lines.  ��������� The townsite of Bedlingtou is in the  valley of the Kootenay river, about ten  miles from its entrance to Kootenay  lake, seventy miles from Nelson and  only thirty-three miles from 'Bonner's  Ferry, Idaho, which is directly on tbe  main transcontinental line of the Great  Northern railway.'' '-'-'*  It is well known the president, J. J.  Hilli of the Great Northern, fully recog-  nizes .the importance and exteu't of  Kootenay's trade. His influence and  money are responsible for the construction  of the Kaslo and Slocan railway which,  while it has been proved a very profitable  enterprise, is not sufficient in itself for  vigorous competition with the recently  established-all rail lines of the Canadian  Pacific railway iu this district. The  unnavigable condition of tbe Kootenay  river during the wiuter season is the  main draw-back of the Great Northern  system of feeders. Tbe building of the  Nelson-Bedlington road is the missing  and Decessary liDk of the Great Northern  in this section of British Columbia. Mr.  Hill, inperfecting.-his railway.system .in-  13. G, is' compelled to observe tbe regulations governing such matters.* %A separate company and charter are necessary;"  hence the application of Mr. Hamersley.  The construction' of the proposed road  will undoubtedly prove an excellent  investment and will be partially subscribed to by British investors. Mr.  Hamersley is au English banister a .d a  corporation lawyer. He is now supposed  to be in England in quest of rinaucial  support for this company as well as for a  proposed line.from Golden to Fort Steele  in East Kootetiay.'  Engineers in the employ of'the Kaslo  nnd Sloc.jp Kailway Company have done  considerable surveying along the upper  Kootenay river and there ie a well defined  rumor tbat representatives of this  company are uow surveying inthe vici-  .nit,y_of__tedlingtbn_-���������-.___���������___-   The construction of the Nelson-Bedlington line would be a comparatively,  easy undertaking.  a  Olio is  A LOOAL BOAED.  THE WAK EAGLE SOLD.  IS.-ully \������:<'������l..il for i:\a.iiiiialioii of  Sh'amlmal OIII������<'i\s.  ,. Those interested iu the navigation of  inland waterways of, British Columbia  are desirous of seeing a "permanent board  of examiners ~ established for'tbe coi.-  veuieuce of those who .wish to pass the  necessary examinations for muster's and  mate'- papers. ������������������ ll is.proposed that the  ��������� esideut custom officer and two competent master mariners constitute the board.  This board could work under Dominion authorities at Victoria or be directly  supervised and connected, by the departments of marine aud fisheries at Ottawa,  as would be most advisable.  There are a number of officers capable  of creditably passing their- examinations  who are piovent.d from obtaining promotion because of the absence of a local lleneage  board of examiners. It is,' of course,  possible for theni to be examined by  going to Victoria, but the expense of  such a trip and difficulty to obtain leave  of absence is considered uncalled for.  A petition will be circulated aiid for-  V.arded to Ottawa lo obtain the appointment of a board if something is not soon  done in tbe matter by tbe Dominion  government..  Alter a Stormy Session in Spokane  Stockholders Decided to Accept  the Goodei.iam's Offer.  Company gave a very pleasiug enlerlaiu  ment to a crowded house at the lire hall  last  Monday  evening.      The  bioscope  pictures  were maguificienfc and evoked'1 proved, aud an electric lighting system.  much hearty applause although tbe light j The population at present is about 2,500  used was not as good as it should  have \ and will be double that amount in a very  Answers lo C'oi-i'vspoii<len<<*.  P. S. Renier, North. Yakima:���������Nelson  is the chief town in Kootenay by reason  of it beiug . the hanking,- railroad and  steamboat centre of the district.. It is  well supplied with chinches and schco's;  most of the ordiuary trades are well  represented; there is a water service  which will shortly be extended  and im-  been. The management in apologizing  made the statement that only 70 volts  could be secured while 110 were required.  Notwithstanding the shortage of lighting  powers the effects produced were Ihnr-  oughlv enjoyed by those present. Tbe  latest" novelties were presented iu a  creditable maimer and tbe skirt dancing  was equally good. Rope skipping, singing, etc., made up the  entertainment.  short space of time.. The town as a place  of residence is oue of tbe most beautiful  in British Columbia.  "And you -rink-; thu air like -handy-gaff, .  Kor it's boo.- that's better'n wine':  And nuikc-i you eat like a tram-ear'orse.  Ami .-leep like a bluuiuiii' -'..'in_"  J.  McT. It.,-* Rossland :  -Will   answer  Kootenav  At a meeting of the stock holders of  the War Eagle Mining Compauy at Spokane last Wednesday it was decided to  sell the War Eu������le mine to the Gooderham syndicate for .$700,000 cash, the  company to retain all medits and assets  to date, liy this arrangement the stock  holders will get about S1..5J. per share.  The meeting was an exciting one and  considerable opposition was mado to the  sale by ihe smaller interests. Of tho  stock represented 2fi7,l*J5 shares voted  for tbe proposition aud 173,995 shares  voted against it.' ���������  Other bids to pin chase the property  were made.' F. T. Post on behalf or the  svndicate offered-, $.10,000,  $200,000 cash and balance in forlv days.  F. Burbiidgeofl'ered$900,000, $25,000 cash  $-130,000 iu sixty days and $450,000 iu  ninety dnvs. A second offer by - Mr.  Post was $900,000, S_O0,00O cash.  Johu A. Finch, vice president of the  "War Eagle Mining" Conpany declares  tbat tbe Gooderham proposition was  accepted because it was of a -definite  nature and on a cash basis, while the  other offers were not. He says there are  other reasons which actuated the majority  of stock holders which, when fully  known, will justify them accepting the  Gooderham'terms.  Last Thursday, J. B. Hastings, acting  for tbe Gooderham interests formally  took possessio_ of the miue.  Those holding original War Eagle  stock will receive from this deal and j  dividends and sales of the Iron Mask, j  Virginia and Poorman mines, which I  were once owued by the War Eagle |  Company, about 520 for eveiy dollar!  invested.  It is said on  good authoiity  lhat the;  plans for the construction of tlm smeller j  j at Northport, which were threalr-ucd for j  : a time by the Gooderham purchase,  will '  , be fully carried out.  j    A rumor was started in Rossla-.dduring ���������  ' the   meeting of   tbe   s-tock   holders   in  A telegram from tbe manager of the  Bioscope company bas beeu received  here to the effect that the entertainment  promised for tonight at the lire ball is  postponed.  your inquiry concerning  the     __.���������...���������  baia-.e'orthe fining and Development Company next j SpokanTthat the British Columbia win -  . week. : iug and incorporation  laws would   not  ,T. E. AV., Toronto :���������There is much  difference between rainiog and speculating iu mining stocks. You had better  obtain the services of a reliable and  practical mining engineer.  permit tbe sale being made without the  observance of certain formaliti., Mich as '���������  advertisement of sale within the province :  and the holding of  a   meeting   of   llie |  directors at Rossland, but as tbe  War j  .1, Fatal Accident.���������A. Proposed Hospital.���������  <>cnerul .Local Intelligence.  Special Correspondence to The Miner.  Kaslo, Jan. 22.���������The newly elected city  c-Jmcil held ita first meeting last Monday. Witb the exception of the election  of the various committee's^to act for the  ensuing year, nothing but routine work,  was taken up,  r *  Wednesday a telegram, was received  here from Whitewater stating tbat John  Gillis,-tbe forman of the Ibex mine, had  been caught tin a snowslide and killed.  Ail. of the. men employed at the mine  have worked hard to recover the body  "b$i with little hope of doing so. Later  reports say that the night shift at the  Whitewater mine all volunteered to go  and assist in . the search. After a days  work in which some of them narrowly.  escaped death, search was abandoned as  slide after slide came down on top of the  first oue, There is ne expectation of  recovering the boby before next summer's  suu has melted away the snow, although  superintendent Trethewey of the Ibex  ha? ordered another search. Gillis  was au old timer in this section and well  known among the miners. y.~.  Two sisters of charity spent last  wsfik in Kaslo in support of the project of establishing a hospital which  will ultimately have a large capacity.  The sisters ask the co-operation of the  citizens in securing a free site of two  acres of land and a cash bonus of $3000  in'consideration for which they will  e^joend $40,000 in the establishment of  a Hospital. It is understood, that the  project will come before the city council M an early date and an effort made  -tyi-tike the gift a municipal matter by  a special issue' of debentures. ' A*  public meeting named a committee to  wait on thc council and lay the matter  before them. The sisters guarantee  that the hospital will be open to all  classes irrespective" of denomination,   '  ''tVednesday night a row occurred at,thc  Tbjintre Comique between D. J. McDonald, who had beeu imbibing somewhat  freely and au attendant, Robert Felix.  Hoik were takeu up before magistrate  Cltfoman. on Thursday: After hearing  the' case the magistrate administered a  severe lecture to.Felix accompanied by a  fifteen dollar fine. McDonald was fined  ten dollars.  ICaslo has had more than its share of  accjdents lately. Lasl. Tuesday ..Alice  Hamilton, a variety actress slipped on the*  icy! walk and sustained a severe fracture  j>lt'ir{*r*]eg..--A.damage. suit .against., the.  city will probably be instituted.  Correspondence between the Dominion member of parliament for Kootenay "and local parties indicates that  the .$3000 appropriation for the improvement of thc Lardeau river will  be ready for use in the very near  future.  The public . school of Kaslo is now  inadequate to accommodate the children and a petition will be sent to the  government for a graded school.  There are now about 70 children  attending ab present and 30 or 40 more  of age who are eligible but unable to  gain admission. ���������..  Last Sunday the steamer Ainsworth  took a jolly party, of skaters down the  lake about four miles, where there is a  -8mairiake~a-ndTmooth-iceV8hb'rfdist__"ce  inlnnd.  Frederick Steele, treasurer of the Ibex  Mining Company, accompanied by Mr.  Johnston returned from Winnipeg last  Tuesday. Mr. Jobnstou is--h.re for the  purpose of lookiug for some good iuvest-  investments.  The skating rink is open but tbe ice is  uot in the best condition,"owing to lack  of frost. '-���������-., ' .    -  Ex councilman A. D. Jones, of Spokane,' spent a few days last week looking  for good investments iu .Kaslo and  vicinity.  Attorney Albert Allen of Spokane  visited Kuslo this week on busiuess,  Frank M. O'Brien returned Saturday j  from bis holiday.outing on the coast.        |  Kaslo "is becoming quite a point for j  theatrical attractions. -Two companies I  gave entertainments here this week. i  A petition is being circulated in |  town asking support for a new weekly ���������  paper to be started iii the near future^ I  P. G. Nash, a representative of tbe j  easieru stockholders ot the -Wellington [  mine, is in town on business .connected ;  with tbe company. ���������,      j  Editor King, accompanied by Frank B.:  Mackenzie of the Mail and Empire, went;  up to Cody Thursday to see the Noble .  Five Company's new tramway in opera- j  lion. -       "* !  Xo Comity Court Session. !  Judge Forin did not hold court in *N*el-;  son. last Friday and in lieu thereof bas .  set Tuesday, January 26 a������ the day for '  the sitting. '  The Spokane E.vcliauc-.  The Spokane Stock Exchange held its ;  first meeting in tbe new quarters Monday |  morning. All members were pre63ut as ;  ���������well as some "thirty or forty visitors. Aj  number of bids weal made but no sales  were recorded. At subsequent meetings j  during tbe week tbere was a fair atten- j  dance and some sales were made. Aj  Rosslaud mine manager, is responsible !  for tbe statement that some calls aud |  sales were of a fake nature. '  ' ���������  The   t'.iriboo   mine,   adjoining   the  Jumbo on the  southeast  will   l .suine 1  operations February 1.  A brewery budding, mea-airing "_���������_:  78 feet,  is "beinja constructed  on thc  Great "Western mineral claim.  A drift towards the west from the !  500-foot level of the L. Roi mine Improved the existence of ore  carrying:  Aozs. gold.  NEW WATER SUPPLY.  THE    GONSTIi-EftS'   WATER   COMPANY'S IMPROVEMENTS-  ENtlniuteM   to lie   Immediately 'Made   -or  '   KnUrglnk'or Xeltton'n Preneat System  of Waterwortiit.  A meeting of the stockholders ofthe  Consumers' Water Works Company,  was,held in Nelson last Wednesday  and provision was made for the extension of the system in this town. A  syndicate was formed and arrangements made to take debentures and  shares to the extent of $50,000 for the  purposes of extension by a direct  water supply-from the Cottonwood  Smith creek. An impounding reservoir will be built just back of the town  ������*nd Mr. H. B. Smith, of Rossland, an  expert in water works engineering,will  be put in charge. He is expected to  be here at once to prepare plans' and  specifications and will have the-work-,  well under way as soon as the frost  leayes the ground. . This new system  will give all the water required for a  town three" times the present size of  Nelson.    ,;  In regard to the rates charged, no  definite action, was taken, but it view  of the fact that the original investment has yielded nothing in four year's  time, the - members of the company  feel -.that they, will be justified in increasing the rates. It. is anticipated  that the establishment . of the new  system will allow the company to  make many hew connections that they  cannot under the present system and  this* will, in itself, largely increase the  revenue. It is provided in the3charter  of the company that only $I*.50 may  b6'; charged in' houses having only four  occupants anil to overcome this clause,  the company will, if it is found necessary and 'expedient, resort. to metre  charges according to the number of  gailons used.        .  ALLEGED DEFALCATION.  A Trusted Employee ot* a  Commercial Company Short in his Account.���������Other Police News.  _.���������**. At���������the.'-_nstarice of C.onstable.,.T. jP,  Russell of Nelson, George P. West  was arrested in Spokane last Wednes  day on a charge of embezzlement and  wras brought here on the day following  He was taken before. Magistrate'Fitz-  stubbs yesterday -.for preliminary  examination but as tlie prosecution  was notready to proceed, the'case was  laid over and will probably be taken  up again next Monday.  Tt appears'that West was appointed  by the court as receiver for the Slocan  Store Company, at the/Three Forks  concentrator about one mile below  Three Forks and owing to his prominence there was no suspicion that every  thing'was not correct. He recently  h ft-vvi .bout-tell ing-his destination and-  an investigation of his accounts  revealed the fact that there was a  shortage which is variously estimated  at between $1000 and $1sj00. lt is said  lhat the prisoner's friends are prepared  to settle the matter.      *        *  The case'of Tiny May, .charged with  selling liquor without a ? license * at  Frederickton. came up for a hearing,  for the third time before magistrate  Fitzstubbs yesterday and tin* prosccu-'  tion asked for a further continuance,  in 'view, of the -fact, that the woinan  left Toad -Mountain,before the proceedings were commenced the court refused to grant the continuance and  asked the woman to plead. She  entered a plea of guilty but upon her  statement that slie intended to go  away, sentence was suspended.  PKKSONALS.  J. Gait, one of tbo Gaits of the Loth-  bridge railway, is stopping at  tho Phair.  Ex-State senator S. J. Luce, of Spokane, was in town during the week.  ��������� T.-G. Procter, of Balfour, is hew for a  few days.  .E.'Atherton, of Sandon, waa in Nelson  last Tuesday. .  J. Poupore, of Nakusp, wns here last  Thursday ou business.  It. F. Dodd came up from Kossland on  Wednesday.  Messrs. Marpole ''and B.irnard left  town by the C. -fe K. railway ou Thursday  morning.  Messrs. George.Laforme and T..Downs,  two well known residents of Kevelstoke,  were married to Revelstoke ladies last  Thursday.  Y.    A    .chilling,    representing . the  Oregon   Railway and  Navigation  Compauy, lias ai rived here in search of Dusi  ness for his company.  , John Hirscb,. P.LS., ling returned  from Wild Horse creok where he has  completed the survey of the Elise mineral  claim.  A. E. Lott, of the firm of Clements &  Lott of the Merchauts hotel, starts to day  ou au extended visit to his former home  at Aveni.g, Ontario.  - The London mine, which is tbe chief  property of the company,"is being extensively developed. About 800 feet_ of  tunnelling baa been done and some rich  ore has been mined, Three new leads  have been .tapped recently by ��������� long  croan'cut tunnel. The company may  construct a tramway next spring.  TO SURVEY THE LAKE.  Petition BelaiK Prepared for rrenentall--  to lhe Ottawa Aalhorllteii.  A numerously signed petition' will  shortly be presented to the department  of Marine and Fisheries, of tbe Dominion  government praying for a survey of  Kootenay Lake, its navigable tributaries  and outlet and the-establishment of n  system of buoys and lights. , For the  last five years the authorities at Ottawa  have only appropriated about 850 for the  convenience of shipping i>r these waters.  This money was spent in placing a mast  light at the entrance of tbe lake outlet.  Its maintenence costs about $20 a month.  There is shnllow water in the vicinity of  Balfour owing to the deposit of sediment  from Kootenay Lake. These shoals thus  formed vary with the high water which  occurs every epriug nnd up to the present  time masters of steamers have been compelled to exercise great caution and make  considerable investigation, to ensure safe  navigation: Tbe same oondition prevails  at other points aloDg the lake and river.  The value of Kootenay lake transports-.  tions is considerably over a million dollars a year.  LOCAL  NEWS.  The Happenings of the Week   in  '   Nelsbn and the Immediate      ������  Vicinity. o  Tbe London Mine.  A recent meeting at Kaslo of th" principal stock holders of tbe London Hill  Development and Mining Company  elected the following board of directors :  O. T. Stone. Hamilton Byers. Harcld  Selous, T. G. Proctei and A. Wbealler.  The C.P.R. dock is to be enlarged and  improved at an early date.  . The Kobson saw mill will be in fall  operation by February 1st.  J. Lindblade has bonded tbe Summit  claim, a Wild Horse creek property, to  an English company. Y  Tbe big tunnel on the Silver King is  now 700 feet long. It is being driven as-  fast'as possible. '    o  ������������������ Owing to storms, the telegraph line between Nelson and Revelstoke has been  considerably interrupted duriug tbe  week.  The Revelstoke Herald, published by  Messrs. Johnson and Pettipiece, made it-  first appearance last week.  ;���������'Mr'J..;H., Bowes-has been appointed-  by the Attd-n-y?Gen_ral to conduct tbe  prosecutiou of Hespler nt the next session  'nl the county court at Nelson.  The Nelson Electric Light Company  expects to increase its plaut in about  ninety days. The compauy has received  bids for the contemplated improvements.  Claim owners from the country tributary to Hall creek report that about 200  meu are doing development work this  season on various properties iii that  district.  The Hon. Dr. Montague aud Hon. Mr.  Haggart, late of the conservative cabinet,  may not come to Kootenay as was their  intention. Dr. Montngue has been taken  sick at Vancouver. If they come ut nil  they will arrive next week.  --__-v'e ry enjoy nble'"danc."wa8h"-l"d"in~th"e~"  fire ball last ...Wednesday evening by  about twenty-five young- couples."* Tbe  programme contained twenty dances.  Tho affair was given uuder tho auspices  of the Nelson Duncing Club.  ,- All' Ancient Free and Accepted Masons  sojourning in Nelson are requested, to  meet the members of Nelson Lodge No.  28, A.If. it A.M,, at 2 p.m. in the masonic  iiall lo-moirow, Sunday, to attend the  funeral of W. Bro. G. H. Rashdall.  - The building on Josephine 8tieet,,oc~  cupied by the Stnr bakery caught fire  from the furnace on-Thursday evening  rind burned to the ground. The loss is ���������  estimated at about S'250. The tire-department responded promptly. u  The. "Charity" ball" given on the"  evening of December 23rd.,for the benefit "'of-the Kootenay Lake general  hospital was not such a financial success as it might have been. The receipts were $112 and the expenses  $110.29 leaving a balance of .������1.71.  Tho Ladies' Aid tociety of the Methodist 'church purposed In Iding a parlor  social at the house of Capt.'and-: Mrs:,  Duncan, West Silica street, on Wednesday evening next. Every effort will be  put foith to make this a most enjoyable  evening.   All are it.vited.  William Darcy, nn employee of P.  Burns & Co., of Nelson, has made a good  record for quick work. Oa Monday last-  at 7'o'clock a.m. he started with a "band  of fifty sheep from town to, the Silver  King mines. "Upon bis arrival there he  slaughtered aud d: eased them for the  market, weighed them, got Dack to  Nelsou at 7 p. m. aud bunded in the  record of weights to his employers.  PurcbtiMC or Ituuudnry Property.  Hon. T. M. Daly of liossland, W.A.  Macdonald of Nelson and Andrew-  Kelly of Brandon, Manitoba, have  purchased .a one-half interest in the  Golden Crown claim in Wellington  camp, Boundary district, the consideration being ii. ir>,ttX) cash. The pnjp-  erty gives assays from $100 to ..KXJ in  gohl- ��������� ;_   Ural ftn Tumi Mnuntnlii.  Tie Golden and Alaska claims ou  Toad mountain, three miles from town,  have been sold to Me-*_rs. Gurd <fe Cairns  for a respectable figure. - The Fame  gentlemen have also landed for twelve  moritbj the Deadwood, an u-joinicg property, for S30,0f*O. The ore from this  claim ��������� uus from 86 to S10 in gold. It is  the iutention of those having lhe bond  to commence tlevelrioment early next  spring. T  'A  THF.   MINER,   NELSON, B. C, SA'{ URDAY, JANUARY 23, 1897.  o  '���������lEhc JTincr.  r/IE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to .iny address in Canada or  the Uni'edStata foi one year on receipt op  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate oIS 1p&r column inch, per  month.  7 RANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS iu-  rerted at the i ate o/ /_. cents per nonpareil  line lirst insertion, and /o cents per line foi  each iilisci/uoitt insertion. Advertisement*  running por shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Fditoi  must lie accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in fin.rate style at  the shortest notice  ADonass  THlMINBRPRINTINfaAHUBLISHINOCO  NELSON.    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots       *  and  * .���������    Shoes  For n'ltiers & Prospectors  (������8)  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning breth.rn invited.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 23; 1807.  West Kootenay is thankful that it  has valuable resources that. can be  taxed.  The people are commencing to wonder what rate of taxation will be levied  upon the coal interests on Vancouver  Island.  The fact that the Ministerialist party  is not dead but sleepeth is no criterion  that it will not take up its bed and  walk from office.  It will be interesting to note if Col.  ��������� Baker will deliver his stock speech on  hi-metallism at the next sitting of the  provincial parliament.  The defeat of Joseph B. Choate and  the choice of Thomas C. Piatt for United States senator by the New York state,  legislature is another striking instance  of the triumph of American political  bossism over merit and ability.  The last legislature of, New Brunswick ; succeeded in disposing of 145  bills in five weeks. At the last session  of British Columbia's Legislative As-  ' sembly three months time was needed  to discuss only 80 measures.  The Opposition members of the Victoria parliament, at the coming  session are likely to   fall'  over   each  other to be "first in asking the Minister of Finance for a statement of  public receipts and expenditures in  the districts, of the South Riding of  West Kootenav. .   ������ "  A REDISTRIBUTION.;  The Government "pocket boroughs"-  or, to use a western colloquiallism,  cinch electral districts which largely  go' towards' making thc present division for representation in the Legislative Assmbly should be abolished and  an equitable re-distribution of seats  should be ma.de. It is nothing short  of preposterous tbat an insignificant  district like Esquimalt should have  two members, and entirely disproportionate that East and West Lillooet,  with a combined voting population of  819, should have more than^one.o Victoria's interests and advancement  could be represented and cared for by  three members insteiul of four with  equal justice. ,  . There has been no re-organization in  tbis matter since the session previous  to the hist election.. When the voting  .districts were arranged as follows: -  UISTKICT.     . NO. OK VOTKHS.  Cariboo :' ���������    45fi  Citasiur ...: :    206  .Coinox ���������   :    522  -Cowichan-Alberni    51B  Kast I.ootenay    (iii  Ksquiinalt... .* ���������     151  Kast anil West Lillooet    31!)  -971  702  ���������2)1  1409  3790  ���������1.17  330  597  -JO  925  suggest that the mining divisions as  classified below be made electoral districts with one member each:  1. Nelson electoral district, to include what-are now known as the Nelson and Goat ltiver mining divisions.  2. Rossland electoral district, to  include the towns of Rossland and  Trail and what is known as the Trail  Creek mining division.  3. Kaslo electoral district, to include  the city of Kaslo, the towns of Ainsworth and Pilot Bay and what is  known as the Ainsworth niining  division.  ���������1. The Slocau electoral district, to  include what is known as the Slocan  mining division.  5. The Revelstoke electoral district,  to include what are known as the Revelstoke, lllicilliwaet and Trout Lake  mining divisions.  Unfortunately, it is impossible just  now to illustrate by exact figures the  population arid number of eligible  voters contained in the localities as  classed above; but it is entirely safe to  say that in each district there are now  a sufficient number to justify the  representation proposed, although at  the present wonderfully rapid rate of  settlement, Kootenay will need still  greater representation in a comparatively short time,        Xainumo City  "       District, north   south   New Westminster City District  Vancouver City District...;   - Victoria City   "       north    south :'   West Kootenay, north riding...  south     "    _���������  New Westminster District tChilliwack).,.   801  (Delta) 1130  " ��������� " "'        (Dewdney). ...   795  (ltichmond)....   951  Yale, east :.. io*j  north :    (W  "     wast ���������; '. .'    500  The last apportionment, was unfair  to West Kootenay, but it has certainly become much more so now. "The  great increase of the populatiorif in the  Nelson, Trail ^ Creek and Slocan  regions necessitates a much larger  representation. The Miner is confident that a new voter's list would fully  warrant the partition of West Kootenay into at least five electoral districts  and,  for want. of a better plan, would  STO CKJOBBING PR OMO TERS.  The timidity which Britishers have  always more or less evinced in the  purchase of American mines has not  been lessened lately by several attempts to float on the London market  Cripple Creek, Colorado, properties of  very questionable value, for enormous  sums of money. Tricks that cannot  be characterized otherwise than downright dishonest have been resorted to  by the promoters in each instance.  The only logical result of this is plainly  evident: The English public, in their  inherent conservatism, will look for  other fields for investment.  It would be well if British Columbians accept1 this as an object-lesson in  tlieir new-born efforts to thoroughly  and successfully interest the chief  money centre of the world in our mineral resources. As long as this province does not possess the cash requi-  sate for development purposes, the  outside world must be relied upon for  assistance, and, seeing there is no possible better connection than the London market, let us by all means enjoy  the benefits of it to the fullest extent.  But this cannot be done if there  occur many more such instances as  tlie recent promotion in Loudon of the  Galena Mines Ld., by the Vancouver  and British Columbia General Exploration Company. Such a transaction  may be fairly described as being on a  par with the stock-jobbing methods of  Cripple Creek schemers. A few  months ago, several prospects on the  Galena"farm, Slocan Lake, were bonded to this company and some develop-  uien work has since been done upon  them; but, so far as is known, no ore  bodies werediscoveredordeveloped that  would ��������� place any one of the properties  beyond the stage of-very promising  prospects. Certain of these bonds  have been taken up by the Exploration  company and merged into the Galena  Mines Ld. It is safe to say that  the expense involved in acquiring and  d.v_loping_the "'property__durin"g_the'-  period of the' bond, does not exceed  $100,000. The Galena Mines Ld. has  capitalized these interests at ������550,000  in ������1 shares. According to the  Mixer's London correspondent, whose  letter was published in last week's  issue, ������75,000 or $375,000 of this .enormous amount was offered for public  subscription at. par value, and ������11,000  worth was actually sold. Those who  originally owned these properties are  congratulating themselves upon fche  successful' completion _.of their sale.  It will be seen by the above-figures  that- decidedly iiiore than ample.provision* has'has been made to cover this  outlay by the issuance of ������75,000 or  .$875,000 worth of stock for public subscription. The confident statement of  the promoters that, these prospects  will produce ,'������188,750 per annum'is  very problematical. There still remains in the possession^ the iii<xlest(P)  gentlemen who are responsible for the  existence of the -Galena Mines Ld.,  about $2,375,000 "* worth of stock supposing that, since the. Minek's London  letter wiis dispatched, the entire ������75,-  000 worth of stock has been subscribed.  When the promoters of companies,  by such imposition as is here instanced,  threaten the arrest of our newly in-,  augerated era of legitimate develop-,  ment, it is the duty of the. press and  all individuals interested in the future  welfare of the country, to protect the  outside investing public as much as  possible; hence this reference. It is  to be hoped that the London market  will not be seriously prejudiced against  Kootenay by the recent exploits of  the Vancouver and British Columbia  General Exploration Company.  sleep that leaders in provincial politics  have, hitherto peacefully enjoyed, with  the exception of an annual nightmare  in the manner of a parliament, y. session, has about come to an end; the  Opposition is wide awake and the  Ministeralists are commencing to  unclose their eyes and wonder where  they are at.  More than a year must elapse before  another   provincial    election   is   held  under ordinary  circumstances; but it  is not   improbable   that ..the coming  Assembly  will   witness a very serious  test,   if not actual defeat, for the Government.      The   Ministerialists were  returned  at the  last election   with a  good   working majority, but that was  under   the    aggressive   if   somewhat  clunibsy leadership  of Mr. Theodore  Davie, and before the mineral wealth  of the interior districts had attracted  such universal attention and caused a  new   era of   progress.     Mr.   Davie's  elevation to the office of Chief Justice  in  1805,  necessitating his retirement  from  politics,  the choice of another  premier and leader by his followers  resulted  in Mr.  Turner becoming his  successor.     It is generally   conceded  that the present Minister of Finance,  has not made a success of his leadership; he will be chiefly remembered  for the collection of enormous sums of  money by taxing the struggling miners  of Kootenay and au almost total disregard for the district's   development.  But it is Mr. R. P. Rithet, a Victoria  member of the legislature,  who will  probably be the rock upon which the  ministerial ship will founder.   He has  sunk considerable of his money in   a  hair-brained railway scheme and apparently desires to add to the already  large sized public debt by legislating  the country to the verge of bankruptcy  in support ofthe British Pacific subsidy.  It is expected that a bill for the assisi-  tance of Mr.  Rithet's project will be,  brought before the house at its next  sitting.    The members who have some  sincere regard' for the financial condi.!  tion  of the province and who do not  desire' total   political   oblivion in the  future  will vote against the measure  and so cause the defeat of the Government.        Should    this    happen,   the  Opposition as it stands today, is not  any more   competent   as a body   to  warrant   the .assumption   that   they  could display    more   legislative  and  executative powers for the public wel:  fare  than  those  iiow in control'.- .An  election must follow and men of ability,  stability and enterprise must come to  the'front and help put the province on  to the middle ofthe road to prosperity.  The recent influx of Eastern people  has so greatly added to our population,  and the governing of,the province h;>_  become a matter of such great importance that the town-council methods,  heretofore existing,  must   be discontinued and entirely abolished.  . Whether   the   next   election   takes  place in less or more than a year from  the present time it would be well that'  candidates   for the  local parliament  appeal for the suffrage of the people  on well= defined party lines such as is  customary in  Dominion politics, and  on a definite platform concerning local  issues.  It is reported that political influence  is being exercised to make Mr. D. G.  -Macdonelli-of-V-ancouvcr, the successor-  of Mr. Justice McCreight on the Su.-  prenie Court bench. Mr. Macdonell  has practiced at his ��������� profession for  about a year in British Columbia and  in that time has hardly displayed the  abilities that should place him ahead  of those of long and creditable residence in the Province.  AVhat have become of Mr. P. A. Ir-  ving's rights for this honor ? Surely,  he is as much, if not more, entitled to  "promotion as is Mr. Macdonell! Or is  the assumption correct that a man  must be a politician to become a judge?  JAPANESE   GOODS,  Just Imported  Fains, Screens,  Vases,  Afternoon Tea Sets,  Lacquered Ware.  PROVINCIAL   PARTY LINES.  . The convening of the Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia at Vic  toria on Monday February 8, will very  probably be the inaugeration of an  interesting session. The year which  has intervened since the last sitting of  thehouse has been so fraught with general activity in the mining interests of  Kootenay that the entire pi*ovince is  aroused.       The Rip-Van-Winkle-like  THOMSON   STATIONERY CO. LD.  NELSON, ,  '-        -        -        B. C.  also VANCOUVER.       *-   [3621  & Dreaalii  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  MRS.  MCLAUGHLIN,       JOSEPHINE ST.  475-12-12-G BET.  BAKER -I VERNON STS.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT, ������  PROFESSIONAL   -AR������_.  R.   HARRISON.   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocnn City. 1H  ML. GRTMMETT, U.. 13.. BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Not-iy Public-, Etc., Siindon  li. C. (431)  ASSAYING.      BOBBINS &  LANG.     AS-  .aycrs  to   War Euglo  and  Associated  Companies, Kossland (351)  S NORMAN'-: CO.. MINING AND STOCK  . Brokurx. Hotel Spokane. Spokane, W-sli.  Tcl.phor.o 027. [105]  A/f AHON', Mcl-'ARL-NT) & MAHON, LTB..  1������_L   Miniinj and  Share Brokers, Vancouver,  B, (J.   Members Stock KxcliaiiRO. ���������"'"  330  V^IBBALB AND PEASE, GENERAL  _j CoininisMOii and Kowui-int; Atfenta,  NVIiolesalo Jobbers in Groccrii s and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. (302)  1- ION EL C. BAltKK, Mining Brokcror the  J Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia, Ld. Lbty. Ollice, 32 l^uigloy street,  Victoria, B. C. 371  Butter! Butter! Butter!  Have just received the largest consignment of Creamery  and Dairy Butter that ever came to Nelson.  Tea, Tea.   Coffee, Coffee.  Would like to call your attention to my selection of Teas  that have just arrived, Tamilkandc and Coombra Garden Tea  also the famous Kandapolla Estate Ceylon Tea, none equal, try  it once and you will not use any other.  TRY OUR JAVA & HOCHA COFFEE.  C. KAUFFMAN, The Grocer.  Telephone 26. Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.      <l.&  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. Slock E-chaiiKO of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully jjuardod and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  MIMMi, A������"K-T-.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  __tsr_3LSO_sr, b. o.    [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ISSUUAS-K ami ��������� ���������'���������  COM-HIB-IOK AUEKT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  It 14  W. P. SLOAN,  Mizsri-sra-   _-_G._-3sr,r  Ont ltiver, Iturk Creek. Sutler IHtlrlt.t  and Summit Creek i������r������perlie< a specialty.  Property on line ������r I'miv's Nest Puss Kail-  rtuul, located on Coal Kiver, on llsl.  Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAY,   RIVER,  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    POST   HILL, IDAHO.  4":'-o-12-(i  W. PERKINS & CO.  MIN'NG BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 .curs Kxpericnrc In Mining:. Experienced Prospectors Furnish, il on Short  Koi Ice,   .Mine*) Kxperleil and Keported on,  linker .Street. Opp. C. ������. K. land Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  ��������� 472-5-12-0  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER  BeliiK In direet connection w till capitalist) Mho wish to invest in stood ininliuc  properties, prospectors are Invited lo list  their claims with inc.  _OKKK-t>0-l������������:-*-_ SOM-ITM*.  P.O. ADDRESS       oii      NELSON. B.C.  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds  of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P������ 0_   Pox   88.  Telephone   31,  391   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. 4S2  REMOVED  TO  Clement's    Block  Jacob Dover  219  JOHN  HIR8.CH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON    AND   ROSSLAND. B. C.  ���������.. 110  Silver. J&ng^- Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  First Class AccomoiIshous  RATES, $1. TO $2,50 PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  197-19-12-0  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builder,  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings      ������  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS "PROMPTLY   FILLED.  383  Nelson, B. C.  G.  O.  fBUchaijai}  113  NELS0N_LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed "W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for 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.  Notice   of  Removal.  UNTIL CLEARED WEorv'ELL^OR  BLANK BOOKS  LETTER GOODS  JOURNALS HEHO BOOKS  LEDGERS MINUTE BOOKS  BLANK NOTE FORMS       DAY BOOKS  BLANK RECEIPT FORMS       CASH BOOKS  Jnk,-Ink-Stands,-&c.-_---. Blanl_J>rafts_  Everything in Stationery at Net Cost  Gilker & Wells  NOS.  18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  DR.  HALL  has   removed  ii-  his Office and Residence to  the Corner of Victoria and  Josephine Streets.        &03-19-12--  I_SrCO_S,FO"R__.T*E3XD   1670-  T_E_C_S  Hudson's Bay- Company,  ���������ARE THE���������  Largest Importers of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER VALUES WHICH CANNOT BE SURPASSED  IKCHINA, INDIA, CEYL0_T, AND JAPAN TEAS  Sole Agents for the Celebrated "Tetley's"   J  India and Ceylon. Teas for  Manitoba, the  Northwest Territories and British Columbia ������  ������,THE  TRADE   SUPPLIED:  For further information  apply  to . the nearest  Hudson's  Bay  Store, or direct.to  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO,,   WINNIPEG,  503  Thos. Dunn 65 Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS'. BLACKSMITHS' Al HILL SUPPLIES.  K A> l������ SUEET  IKO-:  MISK-S* SHOVELS,  MI-EK-'  I'llliS.  tVIliE IIOIM'S,  Bill _M������   SHEET STEKtV  MAXILLA HOPES,  DYNAMITE   FISE A-I> CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Ol   11 _OI_^QI I   VPR  CINNABAR  MINING  CO.'S        yUIWr\WI-_������ U.I l������  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dtmn."  (133) ^^3srco"crv^E]_E?,- ib. c THE  MINER,   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1897.  TREATY.  rUTUKE PEACE BETWEEN BEITIAN  AND THE U. S.  lis Provisions   will   he.   Only   Kiillllrtl   Ity  l.olli <iori*rnin������nlSiil !������������������<��������� l.arllol  I'ossilile   O11I1..  Tbe Follow iug is a s-i_mary oF the  trouty of arbitration agreed upon by Her  Majesty's government aud the United  States:���������  The first article provides that the high  contracting partici iigree to submit to arbitration in accordance with the provisions, subject to Ibe limitations of this  treaty, all questions of difference betweeu  theni which they may fail to adjust by  diplomatic negotiations.  The second article of the treaty provides that all pecuniary claims or group  of claims not exceeding au aggregate of  ������15,000 sterling, and which shall not involve the determination of territorial  claims; shall be decided by an arbitration  tribunal to be constituted.  The third article provides that each of  the high contracting parties shall nominate as an arbitrator a jurist of national  repute, and these two within two months  shall select au umpire. Tf thoy fail in  this the umpire shall he appointed by  agreeineu1 by the members of the Su  preme court of the United States und lh(  Judicial Committee of the Privy Council  of Great Britain, pach nominating body  acting.by a majority. Ii tbey fail to agrei  within three mouths the umpire shall be  selected iu accordance with cuticle 10,  namely, by the King of Sweden. Thc  umpire shall preside over the tribunal,  and the awnid of the majority- shall be  final.  A.licle.___prpvides that all pecuuian  claims exceeding ������10,000 sterling or dis  putes involving treaty lights, but not  territorial claims shall be decided by a  tribunal in accordance  with   article  live.  Article 5 provides for the submissioi  of the foregoing to the tribunal whose  award, if unanimous, shailr be final, bni  if not unanimous, either of thn contract  ing parties may. within six months of the  award demand ,a review thereof. The  matter shall then be submitted to a tri  bnnal of five entirely different jurists,  each side selecting two, aud the four thus  chosen selecting an umpire within three  month3.  In the event of a failure the unipirt  shall be chosen in accordance with the  third article, or failing in that by King  Oscar, of Sweden. The award of a  majority of tbe tribunal shall be final.  It is provided by article G that the territorial claims shall be submitted to a  tribunal of six, three of whom, subject  to the provisions of article 8, shall be  judges of the supreme court of the  United States, or judges of (he circuit  court, nominated by the President of the  United States, and. theother, three, also  subject to article 8, shall be judges of the  Brit'sb-suprcmo court or members of Unjudicial coi-mittee of the Privy Council,  nominated by the Queen, whose mviini  by a majority of not less than 5 to 1 shall  be final. In case the award, is made by n  less majority it shall also be final, unless  either power shall within three mouths  protest that the award was erroneous,  when it shall be invalid. There shall  even then be no lecourse to hostile meas  ures, uutil the mediation of one or- more  fiieudly poweis has beeirinvited by- one  or two parties.  Article 7 provides that objection to (hi  jurisdiction of the tribunal shall only be  as follows: "Before the-couclnsioa of a  hearing of a claim uuder article 3 or .  ei:lier parly may iuvitj tribunal to decidr  whether that question involves a grave  matter of national lights.    If the  t  ribu  nal so decides, the jurisdiction of the tribunal shall cease aud the dispute shall  be settle i under article (>.  Article S provides that where the que.-  lio.i involved concerns a particular state  of the United States the President may  appoint a judicial oflicer of such state or  territory to be oue of the arbiters. Tin  same principle applies to Great Britain.  Ai tide 9 provides that the term "ter-  jitorial claims" shall include all othei  claims involving-questions of servitude,  lights of navigation, access to fisheries.,  ami all rights aud interests necessary to  the control aud enjoyment of territory.  Arliclo 11 is not given.  Article 12 provides that each government shall pay its owu arbiter, and the  tribunal, in finally disposing of the mat  ter, shall direct whether-any .expenses of  the successful party shall be Dome by  the .unsuccessful party.  Article 13 deals with the routine of the  tribunal. The place of meeting, etc.,. is  to be decided by the tribunal itself.  Article ]_ provides 'that the treaty  shall remain in force for five years and  until the expiration-a year after either  par1,)- gives notice of its termination,  Article 15 provides that the treaty  shall be ratified by the President of the  United States and Queen Victoria, and  that the exchange of ratifications.shall  occur in Washington or London within  six: months of the date of the treaty or  earlier if possible.  An F-iKlisli Vrw������i>ai>-r's Opinion  The Londoa, Eng., Observer, a most  leliahle newspaper says in a recent issue:  "To the capitalist British Columbia offers a splendid field for investment,  whether in mining properties,- smelters,  waterworks, salmon canneries, saw-mille,  or town lots=;f;and there is no reason why  a large amouut of Euglish and European  capital should not go iuto the country if  the present satisfactory development continues, but there are so many rich mineral fields to tempt the mining investor  that unless this colony keeps a clean  record it cannot expect much support."  l'lclorln's New Mayor.  C. E. Kedfern, the newly elected mayor of Victoria, proposes to inaugurate au  administration which shall have progress  for its chief feature. The improvements  of streets and the water supply of the  citv, ar. adoption of some plan of conciliation with regard to the sufferers of the  Poiut Ellice bridge disaster are a few  salient points of his policy.  NEW TKEIGHT SYSTEM.  Till*   <'. P. K.   Adopts  Another.  Hrlho<l   or  lla-illing tioixls.  The Canadian Pacific Railway has made  a rather important change in their system of freight traffic. Freight carried  by this line will be divided into three  separate classes, '"Rush," "Fast," and,  ''Ordinary." All agents of tho company  are beiug supplied with discs of cardboard nine inches in diameter with the  words ''.l.ush Freight" on a iec'1 background, and "Fast Freight" on green.  Theso will be affixed, to the outside of  cars to distinguish the class of goods in  each.  There are certain classes of goods  which iu future will be known as "Rush"  or "Red Disc," freight, and are to be forwarded .with the greatest despatch.  Other classes are to be named '"Fast," or  "Green Disc,*' freight, and to receive preference over "ordinary" freight, though  not over "rush" freight. Red disc freight  will comprise tea, silk, and Asiatic goods  from Vancouver, green fruit, except  apples, dressed beef (except shipments  between Detroit and Newport), eggs,  butter, export cheese and provisions, and  export apples betweeu November 1 aud  April 1, and also freight to be specially  nominated. Green disc freight will comprise all except coarse me.chandise  included in classes 7, 8, and 10.ofthe  Canadian Joint Freight Classification,  between pointsin the Eastern Stales and  Detroit, the Soo, Kootenay, the Pacific,  Eastern Canada and Manitoba, and"  h'etwecu points east ot North Portal and,  liritisli Columbia.  KOOTE-AY MIM.Nti STOCKS.  Notk. No stocks are listed in the  following table unless the property oir  whioh thoy are founded.has been fully,  paid for and the title perfected.  Com panic..  N'o.  of  Shares  _nr  Value  Price.  NELSON.  Hall "Mines   Kxehcquor   ROSSLAND.  Alberta   Heaver   Hig Three   Hullo   liril. Can.Gol-llc-is  II. C. Gold  King...  Bluebird   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Ceillro Star.. *-'   C'olomia   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park   Del.'ieola   Kiislc.ii Slur   .enterprise   1-i_   ICveninj; Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Golden   Drip   Golden Queen   (���������real  Western   Matliu l.rown   Helen   High Ore   Homes-ike   Idalio....'   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask   1 X L      .losie   .Iiirn bo   I-light. Templar   ICoo'tcuav-London ��������� ���������  Lc Koit   Uly-May .'   Mayflower   Monita   Mom. Cristo   Morning Star   .Vo.-*l. Ifeg   Northern Hello   Novelty   O. K   Halo Alto.,..'.   I'hu_ni\-   I'ooriiiiin   Hod Mountain-view  It, K. Lee   Iloclioster    liossland. lied Mt..  Washington   SI,.  Klnin   SI, Haul   'Silvorino   Sou'n Cross&W eon  Union' :   Virginia      -W.u-Kaglet   West Le Itoi   Whito Hear   AI.VSWOKTH.  Hellie   noi.xn.utY.  Old Ironsides   OA.M1'    .VCKINN'-Y.  (lariboot. ���������'���������   '   HUVKLSTO-B.  Orphan Hoy   SLOCAN'.  Alamo .~i   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey -agio.   Idler  ICoot enay-Columbi  Miimcsola   Noble Five Con...-,  I.uiubl.r Con   Iteco   Slocan Start   Sun.-hine   .liossland -Star   Wonderful ;.  300,000  1  ������ 1  1,000,000  8 1 00  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooo  1 00  ,1.300,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  _,_00,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  lioo.ooo  1 00  500,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 60  500,000  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  5oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  1,000.000  1 no  000,000  1 ou  5oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  -1 00  (ion,ono  I 00  000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 00  000,000  I 00  1,000,000  I 00  l.ooo.ooo  I 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  l 00  Too.ooo  1 Oil  000,000  I 00  000,000  1 00  l.ooo.ooo  1 00  000,000  0 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  7oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,0(10  1 (Id  1,000,000  1 00  l.ooo.ooo  I Oil  1,000,000  1 00  l.ooo.ooo  L 00  000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  ��������� 1 00  2,ooo,ooo  I 00  . 000,000  I 00  1,000,000  1 00  1:000,000  1 00  1,000,000  I 00  1,000.000  1 00  000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  ' (100,000  1 00  5oo,ooo  1 00   000,000   1.00  000,000  Loo  2,000,000  1 no  75o,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  I 00  Soo.ooo  1 00  7oo,ooo  1 00  000,000  I 00  00,000  lo 00  1,000,000  L 00  . 00,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  loo  loo 00  1,000,000  1 00  l.'ioo.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  ������, 0 2Ss  $ 0 10.  0 15  0 071  0 10  0 0������i.  0 10'  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 (Hi  0 15  0 25  0 40  0 21  0 IM*.  0 20"  0 20  (I !)  0 11  0 20  0 lo  0 12.  0 17  0   7.V  (I   (>  0   7  0 171  0 Wi  I) 20  0 58  0 58  0 57  0 7  0 10  7 50  0 20  0 141  0 2U  0 Hi  0 121  I) 10  0 lo  010  0.'3I  0 8  0 _j  0 9  0 ll'  (I 15  0 25  . (Mil  0 m  o.if  0 20  0 10  -1-57-  0 17,1  0 1-.H  0 15  (j 51 _,  (I 15  I) 07J  0 <'-  *_> iii  0 15  (I 15  DEADLY   PLAG-IJE.  The Pestilence, in India is Said to  be Spreading.  THE EXTENT OF THE FAMINE,  -MKImihI's -(><*_.roiM  _*n_Utain*.c.--Tli������*. Hemic liulliiH. OIHolalH.���������European*  iir������. Tlioruiii_.illy Alarmed,  A telegram from Bombay states:��������� Plague aud famine are stalking arm in arm  through densely populated portions of  the British Empire. Thousands are dead  or dying, and the outlook is blacker and  more terrible every day. Millions of  helpless mon, women and children are  slar.viug, and the famine-stricken district, having a population- of. nearly 40,-  (.100,000 people, will have to depend on  the hand of charity for enough to keep'  bndy and soul together until April, or  later. Other districts, with a population  numbering about 50,000,000, are already-  feeling: the pangs.of. bitter deprivation of  food, and this must, be endured well on  into spring before perninnent relief will  be.afforded by nature. Funds for the  relief of the,sufferers ni.e being, raised ou  all sides. A very large amount will he  needed tp provide food even for those  unfortunate people-who. live on almost.  nothing, in comparison with Europeans  nnd'others, from"one endiof the year to  the. other.  The: mortality has quadrupled. Half  the 8.0 000 population of Bombay has.d.i?-  appearcd. The number- of deaths dailv  in-Bombay alone is estimated at 3000;  tbis is increasing as time goes on.  At Karachi, Popua. and Bandra the.  plague has broken out, owing to refugees'  seeking safety there 'from--the affected  distriots: -Government officials are fenr-  ing the spread of the plague to the English troops, stationed in India. Many1  people believe that.the only effective way  lo ricLtbe-citv-of-the calamity is-to apply  Ihe torch. English;government officials  are _bo!*ving-n fine example to the natives;  many of them are working night and day  ia their efforts to stamp outthe pestilence.  Spread of the I'Iiiku*.'.  London, Jan. 22.���������The-ledicnl Courier  mentions a report that six bubonic plague  cases have reached Marseilles, France,  and adds.tliat it believes tbe disease will  not spread, as tlie town is in good sanitary condition.  New York is guarding against the  plague.  Eiigcllt'li- Assistance.  A telegram-'from London- says: The  sympathy of Great Britahris thoroughly,  aroused aud relief funds have been started.iu all-the chief towns for the relief of  those districts iu India afflicted by- tLe  bubonic plague. The Mansion House  fund already, amounts'to nearly ������200^000  and it-is hoped the totel fund will reach  ���������������700,000, which was the amount sub-,  scribed for tho last famine. Some news-'  papers are ailvising. I hat tlie government  'vote a big grautor lend Iudia ������10,000,000.  Tbe Lord Mayor of Loudon, when interviewed by a press correspondent, said  lie was hopeful that Canadians and Americans would lend some assistance to llie  Indian sufferers.  ft  PACIFIC RY,  TO  (Dividends paid to date are as follows: I.o  itoi. S275.H0O; War Kagle, 8187,000:' Cariboo,  $112.000; Slocan SUi', $300,000. Alamo. Idaho,  Cumberland, Reco and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  THE LANARK MINE.  Til.   -lauatfcr   or   thi*.   I;. _K. K. tt C.   Colli  _    Fields l_������l��������� T.I Is or lui|trov'ciii<*nl_>. "  Mr. F. S. Barnard, manager and director  ofthe Lillooet,Fraser River aDd Cariboo  Gold Fields Limited, and interested in  the Consumers Wa'er Supply Company  of Nelson was here last Wednesday.  Speaking of the work being done-by- the  first named company he said:  ''The company is now engaged in opening; up five groups of inines and have 300  meu employed. We have just about  completed the tramway .and concentrator  at the Lanark mine near Illicil'iwaet.  We have developed it to the 400-foot level  and have 100,000 tous of ore iu sigbt to  send to the concentrator. The mine has  a 25 foot ��������� vein; a 5 foot seam - of. solid  mineral and 20 feet of concentrating ore.  Assays iu the latter giye .3 ounces of  silver and 75 per cent lead. After -April  1 we hope to be shipping 40 tons to the  concentrator daily.  "In the Lardeau the company is developing two groups, the Suushiue group,  in which is the well know :i  Silver Cup  ! mine, and the Alpha group. Both are  lookiDg well and 40 men are employed  on them. We are als> developing tbe  Aaron group at Montgomery camp nud  have 30 men employed there. We have  abandoned the Waterloo aud Apache  groups,   having  found   no values.    In  ; Eossland we are opening up the City of  j Spokane nnd have forty men  employed  ' there.  RUNS  PuMmaiv Sleeping Cars  Elegant. Dining Cars  Tourist Sleeping Cars  /ST. I'Alil  MI.VVKAI'OLISj:  IHI-I.TII  FAtt-O  <'K.--������    K>KK.  <;k<m������kst������\  ���������WTLWII'M'  ll-l,������_.VA and  \ Kill IK  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  C.IICAG0  WA-IIIXftTO-   '       ,.  PIIILAUK-flllA  NKW VOHK  II0.4TOX mill all  I'oint* Has*,   -  Went anil South.  '��������� 'I \ ft'  For information, time cards, maps ami ttci'efs  ��������� "    call on or write - ''  k D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, IVu^h  or  A. D. CHARLTON  ��������� Astt. Cr,ftl   Pass. A.cert Portland, Oi-e;rn  FOILWIiS anil CIGARS  jA-X-X-RE^S 514  California Wine Co  ANTOINE MAURIN.  I,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc*,  NEW AYW SEt'ONO 1IA>I������,  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  H0SP1TA1.S0EIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled- to receive the full- benefits of the Hospital; in addition the.  $10.00 subscribers will, s.ecure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS Treasurer-  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.  '  (419)  STR- CITY GF  Leaves  Kaslo on Monday. Wednesday and Friday-at 9:_0.a. m.  Leaves ..Nelson, on, -Tuesday,' -Xhurs.  dav and Saturday at 9:00 a. in.  The right.is reserved- to. e.hai)ge this  schedule, at any time; without notice.           401 "  Notice of Appliealioa Tor Liqopr License.  TAKE NOTICK; that Noel Sieotte will apply  to tho Govcrnriiont upon.'tor- West Kooto-  nuy, for nlieon.se to sell liquor- by- retail at. the  Smelter Hotel, hour thc Hall Mines Smelter, at  Nelson in said district.  NOEL SICOTTE.  Bated at Nelson, B.C., this 26th day ot December, 1896. S06-3G-12������  %Z%ZZ&&^zg^^%&^^i  Parlor"  Matches  Smetns-i and fcous.-  kuptK alike, find them  faultlcw.  T_������Jr odorless  qualities make them  luxuries to use.  THE  E.B.EDDYC0  HULL,  MONTREAL,  TORONTO.  ^  ^  LIVE AS YOU. OUGHT TO UyE.  Live as vou ought to live; not in seclusion.  . llidiiii; you'i-nclf from your friend and your  foe;     "  Sim tti live- your doors aeni nst friciidlyiiitrusion;  Shutting your eyes to. the evils below.  Live as you ought to live; not in derision.  Scorning vour'fellows and  slighting your  kind;  Only for self niaking generous provision;  Only to selfisli'indulgence Inclined.'  Live us you ought to live;  helping your bro-  t her  With kindness or charity, us ho has need ;  Even the smile that's bestowed on another.  In-value, the whole of your, lifo may exceed.  Live as you ought to live: this your endeavor,  To live like a Christian; nut worshipping  pelf.  Not .siightiinr.it uses; remembering over  That he is the hero who conquers himself.  A LOVE   AFFAIR.  Clarke Hotel,      0-  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, re-decorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders.  Tbe Itnr is supplied with t'.liolcesl llmnd.  ar _LI111.Ht.rN ami Cigars.  S   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel,,Calgary  NOTICE,  VTOTICK.���������THE COL-MIUA AND* KOOT-  -_L_^I cnav Hailway and Navigation" Company  will apply to thc'Parliament of Canada at it's  next sbsMon for an Act authorizing the Company to construct the' Kailway mentioned iu  Section 2 of -the Act :'_() Victoria, Chapter _;">.  namely 11 railway between some point 011 it������  present line between Nelson and Kobson on the  South and Kevelstoke on thc Xortli. together  witb such branch or branches of that mil way  or of its main line as may from time to time be  authorized by the Oovernor-in-Couneil not ex-,  ceeding in-aiiy one case the lengthier thirty  miles, commencing the same on or before the  lirst of July. 11XXJ, and completing it witbinlive  years from that date.  .). 11. TOWNLKY.    -  Secretary.  Vancouver. Jl. (.'.',  21th November, lKKi. - [513]  NELSON,  B. C.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores !  BAKER ST.  One Jx>t with Two Storesji'  VERNON ST. '  Several Iiots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 V*. J, G. Dickson. Baker St.    j  G5-0     TO  A.   HENDERSON  First Class Watch Repairing  All work clone under my own  supervision nnd guaranteed.  (Jood line of Kings, Chains.  Lockets,  Cu-Tand Collar Buttons alwnva carried in  stock. 489  Baker St, next to Buchanan & Co's Store-  nrn/imn   n*P*P i*. s. raii... iw.  0������_������X_J    UXlliJ JOS.MONSI-. Sec  i-siab^hed      Sampling Works  A general Ore Market. J-aTSCeet Works in  Colorado. Moilern Mill- and Blaclilnrry at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIOS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE OEE SAMPLI-B CO.,  Gold B_Uion Bongbt. S.7      Deans, Coloc-ds,  "Beauties, sir; Ainericiinbeauties! They  don't exist, save upon paper or in photographs. J" Iuto American women, sir;  they're so unwomanly."  And then Captain Lovelace blew put a  (?reat cloud of smoke, and seemed to swear  iuwRrdly.  Now, Lovelace, was our lady killer ".we.  looked up to him.as liayiujj; had tremendous successes. We should none of us have  thought of ' asking, him to dinner���������tliat-;'  would have been far too dangerous to the.  peace of mind of those of ns'wlio are. marr  ried. And as for our daughters. Lovelace  wasn't a-marrying man; but hero, in the.  stilly night, we did, not mind listening to  Lovelace's adventures,and' chuckling oyer,  them. Lovelace was rather fond of relating his successes. A terrible fellow, a.  professional lady-killer, sir; horribly good  looking, mowed'."> down like grass; he  was a regular upas tree to the  whole sex.  " Bnt I thought you went to the States  on purpose to.study the American, female f-  said I..  ' "So',-1 did,-._eumper, so I did-. But; I,was;  cured- of the, American fomf|.K'-. in Paris... I*  had a terrible experience, twas.deceiv������.];_  sir.deceived-bv a woman," lie added, very*'  solemnly; "'and for tho first, time ih.n?"y  life," and then ha groaned alou_.  We hail dined-together, Lovelace and I,  and we* had a bottle " of '34 port. It always makes-a fellow communicative and;  confiding, our '34 port, sad' if vy.e hadn't,  had it I shpiildii't have.got the .stojry ojitof  Lovelace, but the_"'3"l port did it, and Love-  lacawanted no urging to tell his.tale���������he  was still smarting, frojii h.U,recent wrongs.  _ "Rathera new. experience for you, ' I  said, with a sympathizing Smile.  "Ne.w.sir," he.replied; " it was.horrible;,  it has, destroyed my illusions. I have  ceas������d to,look ou women us angels. 1'inet'  her in Paris," he said. "Tiie lunbaud  was a.busy man���������11 mere.money grabber, a  soulless drudge. I met them atthe eiiir  baasy. Mrs. Van Spoof was a prettywo-  man. I was naturally attentive and Yan  Spoof invited me to dinner. There were  no otlier guests.  " 'You've no business. I guess,' said Mr;  "Van. Spoof,   after  Cynthia���������I   meaji  Mrs.  Van���������bad left us to our coffee;   'y.eou're.  just hanging round, ain't you?' said'he.  " 'You've hit it,' I replied, it's just that.  I'm here for pleasure.' ;;  " 'Ah,' said Van Spoof, with an amused  grin, 'here for pleasure, eh? and ��������� then, he  vulgarly dug me .in tho ribs. Now, look  here. Cap,' said-Mr. Van Spoof familiarly,  .'you're, just tho chap to show Cynth'y'  round; My hands are full; I'm up to' my'  eyes in work. You "show- Cyntliy round';  you trot her out; you'll be the very boy  for her. We've got ten days here, you see',  and Cyntliy has io see the shows.'  " 'Did Mrs. Van Sponf suggest thisV I  asked, with somo curiosity.  '��������� 'Waal, no,' replied the  husband.:  'it's  ��������� my idee.    There ain't no harm   is  tiiereV  he asked,, and he seemed to grin fatuously..  "I accepted the position nt once, for I'  confess to you, Pumper, that I was smitten with Mrs. Van. We were congenial  spirits. Sho admired ^Longfellow���������so  did I; I read Shakespeare���������so did  she; and she was, a dear, delightful, Dresden china shepherdess sort of  ' a little woman. But you've seen her, an,d>  so .1 needn't talk of her complexion, her  figure, hor wealth of golden hair, and her  -eyes���������ah,-thos_>ti_ac_erous eyes U"-and then-  Lovelace took a big gulp at his brandy and  ���������oda.  1 hastened,to assure him that I had seen  her. and that she was a remarkably pretty  woman, aud generally admired.  "She's a Dead Sea apple, Pumper, that's  what Cynthia���������I mean Mrs.-Van Spoof���������  is I" he cried; "to me, at least," ho added,  - with a deep sigh.  "I personally conducted Mrs. ��������� Yan ilur-  ing her ten days, in the American paradise..  Coo.k's tourists were nothing to Iter. Sim  saw everything*. We visited all the  churches .and went to-the top of all thy  steeples. We descended into tho catacombs ; wo inspected the morgue; we \yen,t  to the Louvre, tlie Luxembourg aud tlie  Salon.  "We rushed to Versailles and the ruins  of St. Cloud. We 'breakfasted and dined  at a diffeieat restaurant and patroui-ud a  different theatre every day. We drove in  tho Bois und we went- to thu races, the  Eden Theatre aud the cute concerts; it  nearly killed me, Pumper. I explained. I  translated, I bargained, and iu tlio intervals���������the short intervals���������I laid regular  siege to Mrs. Ya\\ Spoof. '  " 'Now. Capt. Love' (sho always failed  me Capt. Love, the minx I)���������now, Capt.  Love,' she would say, 'you really mustn't.  It's playing it very low down upon Daniel  10 try jo mash me. -It isn't quite fair on  poor little me, Capt. Love,' and then she  she would hold up her little well-gloved  hands iu mock alarm;' and insist on'asking  some insane question which had to he answered from the guide book. - But I felt  that I had touched her heart, fur on the -  -ninth day of our perambulation of Paris,  just as I was about to suggest that.she  should fly with me���������for they were leaving  France for New York the noxt day���������she  suddenly buried her face in her handkerchief and declared that  I frightened  her.  '-'.'Cynthia.' I said, IJwe love each other.  Unpropitious fate has linked you to a  wretch who iails to appreciate you- at"  your proper worth. I, Cynthia, i>n the  other tiand, am your slave for life. Darling,' I cried, wanning up. and preparing  to quote poetry.  "'There's Dan'l!' screamed Mrs. Van  Spoof; and. sure enough, there he was,  advancing to us with a self satisfied smile.  " 'I will come for your answer to morrow  at 11,' I whispered, aud then I rose to  greet the poor, confiding husband.  "I ordered a tiiird ice, for we were sitting in Tortoni's at the time, aud tried to  iook as unconcerned as possible.  "I succeeded.    Van Spoof, poor, simple,  hucksterijij: soul, suspected nothin;;.  *    .      ������ ��������������� * _  "Next day at 11 I presented i__iy_.lt' ;.l  the Van Spoof's apartments at the Bristol.  I was evidently expected. Cynthia w t-  pale and her eyes sparkled with .1 f-v.-ii_.ii  light. There were opeuiriiuks lying utixui  iu #very direction. They were gettiug  rMd___pr tlu'iUrt toNiw York.   I l-'st no  time.    'Take the placn with, ajrusjij' is my  motto. ,       ���������   '  " 'Cynthia,' I criei},'"' as I fell upon my  knees and placed her taper .fingers oil my  lips. ' '     "     ���������������������������-."  " 'Capt. Lave,' esid Mrs. V*n;Sitnof.in'Ji  choking.voice,   'tne���������Dan'l  iji-ih.thp/next'  room", and���������aiid  hesjispect's.!  >Let ina.-ii'n-  plore you.to leave ine,' '  "At that moment there was ah imperious  knock ut the door���������a .husband's knock.  " 'Save yourself!' cried;;Oy.nthia,.as she  held open the did-of. .aa ,ru^i)|.^.Saratpga  trunk, oue of ilioso huge coffers without  which-no American larty.Vver travels,  "For tier sake, for thq.������_k_lof..tiiir>traniK'  atlantic Imogen; 1, a modern ..chimo,  ���������topped into the gre.������t trunk. It wasn't  fear of the man Van.Sppnf, Piipppec; itwas  lovo���������love for .'the treacherous little fair-  haired viper, his' wife.'  "The lid- closed upon, me and li heard  the ominous click of-the spring lock. ;  " 'Coino,iii,.l)an:'l,.' cri������;d. Cynthia Van  Spoof; and beforo I heard the fellow's  voico I sim.Med.the odor of..t.he..raii^ ciga_���������  that )iq.iuva.i'|i*.Wy siuoImk).-  " 'Waal, my.gal.'- said Van Spoof, 'are  yeou through -with them boxes?" '  " 'i'iiey.'ro all* packed. Dan!). I've jufjt  filled tho last one,''-and Mrs. ' Van." Sppijf'.  voieeseemed.tp. be 'choked'*by ii l'iiid ot  ���������ob. .        " ' "  '* 'Then thfty c^n be,started offi at once,  pussy,' said'Mr. Van Spoof.   "      '  "I heard no more; I believe I fainted. .'  "When I came-to myself I; was-brought  to by,.a. tremendous   concussion. ' I- heard  the  no|se, of  vehicleil.-and   tiie. -buiii ot-  voices.    AVe wor^.,^vi_t;ntly. in.., the. street'.  I dared not. utter -a- nouud   for. Cynthia's  s ike.    We were;soon.in th������ rapid' motion  ovqr  tl>Q .������|npoM������   asphalt. ' The: positibii  w-������h -a, terrible- ona.    1 couldn't turn.   but-'jL  could births,    I wonld-go, through- witli  uiy,-terribl(i.adlv.eiitur<s.for Cynthia'* sakwl  W.hut if I -w������ij_'-t.o  di.e. ofc  suffocation.  D������e*4fi|i;   thwigUjU       Bafc    her.    1-a.r-t.  CXI������M',*V*'!'" *wet������*i. *khe.,   fHjeifci--   of' ohr.  loiV.4),. ������1*0*14:'    -Oft' '������'���������*���������"���������.     'S-ft'    wonid-  "f������ls������������<������,-  ������������i������   aV   tl������������, .fj.r*t    opportunity.;.  She   evidently   had 'souio.-.-pltui.���������t'.njjt   it  wynian.'a:i;������g������nuity. for -that���������but she-had  not. had>tiu_-. to cojnmuiiujate- it    But .my.  meditations were in terra pt<*d."   I,-aud my  living tpp������.owere;.8nddsMly, violently flung,  upon 8(>na������. liapl, substance, x- If. it had not  been for'my .halmy skull most have b������en  fractured;; w it; was, I felt aa if every,'bone  in my. body, was- di,woi.i������.t������*d.    But t uttered;  no sound���������no cry escaped  mo,   for  X felt  that, - perhaps.j th4_-*y.������H of-:Cynthia' weri  upon the. trunk/ ajid ������ uroan- uiight betray.  us. ''.-._.  '''W>���������the.' trunk- siid- L���������wore banged  about horribly for the twxt five minutes:.  Then, somebody kicked i������s,.a v.oios shouted;*.  'Grande: vit.se., Charing Cross;- enregisMre';*-  aad-then iny : sufferings -re-b������gau: But lr  bore it,, sir���������I bore, it for- Gyntbia's-sake; V  "I saw. it"ali; she was eloping to England with me, and for a moment I pitied  ttie.poor, deluded American: hvisbaiul, Van  Spoof. *  "We we're placed ii������ the van, the train.;  started. .After what appeared like,, years  of agony, though it* was only a little over.  four hours; we were dragged forth. I was;  one vast ache, but my .heart beat" with  happiness; for now, surely now, Cynthia,  would release' me. 'My position' was terrible; iii total darkness, my knees in. my  mouth, unable .to chajlgo iny a.tti.tu.dC*;  parched with thirst and witiit'of air,: it; waa,  worsft than' the miners, in tha coal mine;  'worse- than- tlie Little Ease; - but hope, th'e  hope of my re'ward! sustained me.'Anil  tli'eh I fyeard a- voice���������im lionest, h������ar;.y-  ��������� English voice:  'Look out, behiw!'-  "Then we, the trunk and. I, flew through  the-air'as if shot fronia cross-bow. There  was anawfulcrash'and I lost consciniis.-  ness. They had-shot us, with tlie. rest ,'/f'  tho heavy luggage), down, the1 steep.shoot t,li.  the. steamer's deck���������a.railroad collLsioii, was-  a-joke to it. c,  "They put the*.heavy luggagu foijward;  you feel'the motion gf the shipinosi'tlu'i;'';:  I am a bad sailor, Pumper. I always'iia\#,  a. private cabin when cro.������si'n^ the cfiaiiu(;l'  ���������F had one now. 1 draw a veil���������you mav  fancy the rest. But 1 bore it all..' 1 cC:  diired .tirinents in the van from Folkestone'from want' ot air; we,'being'big,  were undermost iu the huge pile of luggage in the van:  '' Wlieh-wefgot~t(T C liaifi ng"Cross���������af_l.iw'_r_  the customs otHcials opened "my prison. -1  learned afterwards that,-there wa* a'lnl>������l  directing that tlie truuk w^s to be opcnijil  aud examini-d iiui.nediately ou arriving at  Cliaring.Cro-w. The lab 1,' sir, was in tl^e  haudwritiiig of the hVnil,, Van Spoot'., Hiiil  Cynthia betrayed me!"        r  " 'lhey "dragged me out. sir. "more de.id  than alive, and I was at otiyi?. given in  ���������charge'for attempting'to defraud the railroad company liy traveling as pa-.sungcr's  luggage. "     *" " ' '        .''  ���������'1 dared not tell the stoiy. I 'uavu 11  lalse name. *��������� I was fined i.'5 tiie next day  and passed thoiiightin a polLe cell. The  magistrate said'that ho liop.ed it would be  a warning to me.  ; "It will be, Pivnpisr. Never-never  while I live will I agiiin pay iny addresses  to a married lady, 'Out I wonder who titer  Cynthia���������I moan Mrs. .Van, Spool'-���������did  what she did under compulsion. I wonder*" '      -  I shook hands witli   Capt. Lovelace and  1 sympathized, and thou 1 bad   him good; '  night."  He's married now, po r fellow, so I tell  the htorv.���������The Argonaut. ._  W.tldiiu; Cii\tiiiiiri in VVule,...  Until quite.a recent date marriages in  the rural districts ot Wales wer- .11 tended  by many curious ciiciiin.tance.. When' a  wedding hud been agreed upon, what were  called "bidding papers,' were.sent round-  tothe friends of the parties which requested the favor of the invited person's "very  good and most agieeable company," aud  it was sdded, "whatever donation you may  be ple-sed to bestow on us tlieu will  be thaukfully acknowledged and cheerfully repaid whenever ealied for du  a similar occasion." This paper was  signed by ihe betrothed couple, aud  a double puStbCript was acwled ou  behalf of each, usking for the return of  "'all gifts ofthe above nature," together  with additional favora. On the day of tho  wedding it-was the custom of the bride to  be hidden away by her friends . nd four <>r-  five representatives of the bridegroom  would be chosen to discover her place of  concealment and bring her forth, which  was often a matter "of considerable ililii-  ���������cu'.ty. Subsequently ti.o trn-nds of thu  bridegroom made an attack upon tho ofcort  of the bride and between the combatant-*  tiie poor girl often got r-ughly handled.  But eventually she would arrive' at the  church and the ceremony would be hurriedly drone through, after which :.1I the  male frieuds wou.d engage iu a fnrixt;*  race back to the bride'*. In in--. ih������ victor  b*-iiig'rewar_*;d witli a pint of a'!--. Win-u  the happy ctmidereHched home tli.y seaitd  themselves at a tabh*. eacii : o.diug a pl.it,;  for the rtceptiou of the " biddin,; ii..������:it-y. '  i-iter on practical joke.- wet- largely in  dalged in, the newly married paii t>riug  th* tuual rictiaa. THE MINER, NELSON. B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1S97  WHERE  THE   FOLKS   LIVE'  The.Matrrums live on the tops of bills,  And the Nixies down in the wells;  The Doodles hide in the sparkling rills.  While the Jumblics swing in the bells.  The Bugaboos speak behind the doors,  And the Wudjies hang on the wall;  The Umpdofruffs creep under the floors.  And the Elves in the grasses tall.  II.  Tho Brownies you look for in the wood,  _ or tho Kobalds, search nil around:  lho Orumps���������a wonderful brotherhood���������  In the meadows and lanes arc found.  The Fairies dwell in tlio cups of llowers,  And, tho Fays initio moon's soft beams;  The Whaiiffiips live on thu roofs of towers,  And the .Sprites aloim by streams.  III.  And tho Yahoos live In Xo Man's Lam),  The Gnomes���������down In tlie caves:  Thc Ifuu-Ks hide their heads in llie sand.  And tbe Tritons ride on the waves;  And Ihe Dryads live���������-1 don't know how���������  In the shady proves wit Ii 1'an himself;  Whilo beneath the ovurhitnidni; IioukIi,  Is seen l'uck's face���������that knavish elf.  IV.  And once a year���������so the stories run���������"  All theso folks al the midnight meet,  And theni   siucli witchery and such fun.  And such queer shapes, such Hying feet.  Such eltlsh Inuttliter that rings so clear,  With such shouts and such dances gay;  And such a hurry far and near.  Out of sight at the poop o'day.  ���������S-ITII .kssions Tupper.  detjces~win7  hor  her  who  the  her eyes  I'll shoot  The stage was late. ��������� The two passengers waiting at the little station paced up  and down the wooden platform, now and  then stopping to gaze impatiently down  the muddy road and then at the sun, which  was fast sinking in the west.  One of the passengers was a young girl,  pretty .and self-possessed, although perhaps, a trifle nervous in her manner. She  shivered slightly as the cool evening air  blew in her face, and turned towards her  partner in misfortune, who from his dress  might be either a clergyman or a professional gambler. As if in answer to something he saw in her face, he raised his hat  and came forward.  "Something is-evidently wrong," ho  ���������aid, lettihg his bold -black eyes rest on  her face until her own fell and a warm  blush rose to shame his imprudence.  "High water at tho _ord,I dare say."  She lifted her eye9 anxiously.' " But  they'll go through," she said almost imploringly. '' Oh, I must get to Angel's tonight.-" ' .  "Oh, certainly," he answered confidently. ..'-'They're sure to go through. See,  here it comes now." And he turned  and walked to the outer end of the station.'. "_,   ��������� .    .  The, lady looked once more down the  road, but this time..with a sigh of relief,  and her hand went unconsciously to the  heavy leather belt which confined her  ������������������ waist. Five thousand dollars in gold were'  concealed in that belt, and in the small  grip she carried were checks and paper  money amounting to the sum of ������20,000.  All AVel Is-Fargo treasure going to the mines  at Angel's Camp.  Only the last week the stage had been  held up and the agent badlv shot, while  the robbers escaped with the booty. This  had been the third serious loss . inside of  . two months, and the company vowed to  outwit the spoilers. So they put their,  heads together and tho outcome of their  scheming was that Rose Maynard, the injured/agent's sweetheart, stood waiting for  the stage with ������25,000 in her keeping.  Wet with the water off the ford, with  horses dripping with ' foam, Dandy Jim  drove' up to the station, aud at last the  stage was in.  There were five passengers���������two miners, a natty young man with a leathern  case, evidently a drummer, an Irish woman  ���������nd a Cliin'ama'n. Looking tired and cross,  they hurried" to the supper-room, while  Dandy Jini'descended slowly from his lofty'  seat. .     ^  "Pole*'busted,',' he said, laconically to  the hostler. "Right leader lost a shoe,"'  then strolled'slowly to tlie bar.  But'before he reached it- a light touch.  was laid on .h'is'-arm'j'and he turned quickly  to look down into a pair of soft brown eyes,  and Rose Maynard said' sweetly: "May I  ride with you, Jim?���������the box seat, you  know," and slie smiled significantly as she  ��������� handed-him-a-bifc of-yellow paper. ��������� *  "Well, I'll be blowed!" said Jim, "ef it  ain't Miss - Rose. Ride with me? Why,  bless yer heart, of course you kin." ' |  "Thank you,"   said'Rose,   and, giving i  him-a smile that  made his head spin, she  turned away.. -,.,���������_* 1  Jim stood- stock still and gazed after j  her. ' "Ride with me,"' he muttered. J  "Well, you'bet she kin. She's a "daisy,  and no mistake. Hope Jack ' won't bo  jealous," and'he broke into a loud guf-'j  faw, which ho as instantly-checked, aiid;-  hurried into the barroom.*. - -..       " j  -  Hero  he read   the  note   Rose had giveu  him, then, lighting it at a taper, he watch-''  ed it ..burn until it fell'to the ground.  "Note from Jack Sterling," ho said cool-'-  ly. "No treasure going up to-night; ami'  .still bothers him," and, turning to take up  his glass of "whiskey straight," he found  himself face to face with the man who.liad  ���������ccostod Rose-in the station. "'  Tho  twenty   minutes  for  supper  wore  " soon over, the new pole was in,   tho fresh  horses stood impatiently tossing their hoads  and the guard called out: "All aboard I"  The passengers camo1' hurrying from'  their supper.' ��������� Jim helped Rose to her seat,  whispering as ho lifted hor up, "Shove  tho bag inter tho boot, honey," and swung  himself up beside hor.  The whip cracked, the hostler sprang  aside from tho horses' heads, the guard  jumped on behind and, with a jolt and a'  jar, the stage was off with forty minutes'  time to make. But no one noticed that, ���������  as they entered tho "coach, the tall," dark  man whispered tb the drummer. "Keep  your eye on the girl, George," he said.'  "She's our game."  The sun had long since set, and the  beautiful California night set .with brilliant stars and spread over the land.  Rose felt her courage rise as she clnng to  tho swaying coach and watched the gallant  leaders gallop bravely, on  over the"  road,  - which looked liko a   silver ribbon   in  the  moonlight.  Roso drew .back as they rattled along and  watched the shadows "on either side of 'the  road a little fearfully.- Suddenly she  grasped her companion's arm. " What's  that?" she exclaimed, breathlessly.  But slie received no answer. There was  a flash, a sharp report, aiid she felt'' the  driver fall heavily against her. The leaders reared' wildly, - falling' against each  other,' __d with a sudden jolt the coach  fell on its side".      ' |f"' ;  Shrieks and moans filled'the air. The  Irish woman'broke into load wailing, with'  cries of "ifurth-ri" interspersed here aud"  there.. -he Chinaman lay unconscious,'  stunned by' his fall; the drummer, with a'  revolv.r in 'each "hand, had covered the  sleeping minera'and' the guard was lying  oa his back/with all 'the tumbled  luggiige  on his chest   Two-men' had. darted" from the under-;  brush" and fired" t_.' shots that struck  poor Jisa, and   they were sow quieting  the horses. Rose, who had regained  foot unhurt, folt some ono grasp  bait. Turning, she faced the man  had beeu her fellow-passenger at  station.  With an unnatural strength born of  despair she wrenched herself free, and  .her assaulter, was looking into' the  gl-aming barrels of Jim's Smith & Wesson.  "Let me alono!" sho panted,  gleaming cruelly, "or by heaven  you i'or Jack!"  The robber laughed and made some signal, aud iu another moment some oue had  seized her. from behind and taken tho  weapon from her.  "Come," said the lirst man, "I don't  want to hurt you. Hand ovor the cash,  l'il not touch you; but I've got to havo  it."  Rose clutched her belt still tighter.  Looking into his faco sho saw tlmt although icckli'ss and dissipated, ho was  above his companions, and, with a woman's  instinct, she spoke:  "Sir," she said, bravely, "I'm in  your power, I know. Of course,  you can take the money if you  wish. I am defenceless. But I undertook to take that money through, and  will not give it up without a struggle.  Play a game of poker with me for the  booty. If you lose, I am free; if I lose,  tako the money; give mo this chance.  If you will not, shoot me as you did poor  Jack; I will not disgrace hiin," and she  clasped her hands tightly, looking eagerly  in his face.  Perhaps it was the novelty of the situa-  THE VIPER AND THE LEECH.  ���������StranBerl" said a Viper to a Leech,  How differently by men we're rated ;  >oilnie, my neighbor, I beseech.  Why you are sought and 1 am hated?"  "You." said the Loech, in prompt reply;  'It Fame bo nota false detractor,  Men deem their enemy; while I  Am cherished as their benefactor."  "What mighty difference they see,  ' hat you should be tho more inviting,"  The \ iper answered, "puzzles mo;  bince both aliko are fond of biting V"  "Wo both are biters, to bo sure,"  The Leech replied ; "but let mo mention  Ypu bite to kill, and I to cure ;  The difference lies in tho intention."  ���������Castilian Fablo,  A COWARD AND A HERO.  It was tho ICth of December, beforo  Son-Tay. For two days wo had splashed  in the mlro of tho rico fields, tho water up  to our knees. I know woll wo would got  used to it, but it was worrying all tho same.  Nevertheless, we marched steadily on,  as regular and attentive as if wo were on  drill.  I toll you this is true. I am an old  trump. I have beon nine years in tho service, and six with the rank of sergeant,  and the young soldiors I have trained and  commanded "right about face" is incalculable, but nover have I seen men march  like these, shoulder to shoulder, as exact  as if drawn by a line, and that, I Jtell you,  in two feet of mud. Sapristi! but it was  superb. I wa3 jubilant, and yet a little  vexed, to see how well the  , _   .__ scamps could  tion, or may be the soft beauty of the face j keep step when they  choose.    Ah well,   I  lifted to his.     At any rate, somo chord  of , had nothing to comp  chivalry above the present position lurked i  in- his heart, and was touched by her  words, for, lifting his hat. the outlaw replied courteously, ������������������Certainly, madam, if  you will honor me."  They seated themselves iu silence on tho  ground, and the man quickly shuffled and  dealt the cards which he drew from his  pocket. Rose's band trembled slightly,  but with au iron will sho forced back her  nervousness, discarded and asked for threo  cards in a steady voice.  It was a strange scene, the plunging  horses, the overturned coach, tho frightened passengers and the two seated at that  strange game.   'The moon, bright aud cold  complain of that day.  "Halt!" Not a bit too soon, I-thought,  and yet a droll place to halt in. No matter; I filled my pipe and looked, around to  see where we were. Rico fields to the  right, to the left, and behind us a thick  slush -made by our tramping feet.  Alittle corporal who has a tongue well  hung, indeed too well hung, called out  to me: " Sergt. Bertrand, Sergt. Bert-  rand, no need to light your pipe. Wait a  while, they will light it for you."  The jackanapes I As if I didn't know  we would soon be under the fire of the  enemy.  Suddenly I heard them' calling tha roll  of my company, and   saw iny brave  fel-  lent her light, shining on Rosa's uncovered'lows break  ranks  and  trot   like   rabbits  head, with its golden hair and on the dark ������across the rice fields to meet the baggage-  face of her opponent;  For a moment every sound was hushed  ���������-even the Irish dame ceased her howling  to.await with breathless interest the result.  master, who was returning  with  a great  package under his arm.  Letters.    Now I ask you, was this a good  time to distribute letters?   There they go,  With a look, half regret, the outlaw laid j like so many madmen.    I am the only one  iwn his cards.    "Three  aces,"  he said ��������� to remain tranquil.    It is true  I have  no  down  slowly, and looked curiously at the girl,  half deciding to divide with her, she had  borne herself so bravely. But there was  no need. With a little smile she, too,  showed her, cards. "Aces are high,", she  said, "but this trip donees win," and there  on the ground lay tho four deuces.  "It is yours," he said, calmly; .then  spoke a few words to his companions, whe  grumbled somewhat, but submitted to his  stronger will.  The coach was righted and the luggage  put back in place. Dandy Jim, still unconscious, was laid inside on the straw.  The passengers, trembling and pale, took  their places, aiid the outlaw turned once  more to Rose.'  "Dare you drive?" he asked.  "Yes," she answered, bravely, "I will."  Gravely and courteously he lifted her tothe seat and handed her the  reins, then,  half-hesitatingly, held out his hand.   Roso  instantly gave him hers.    "I will not be--  tray you." she said, softly, "and tho others  dare not."  "Thank you," he replied.  Then, impatient to be off, the leaders  sprang forward, and tho coach was on its  way once more.  Fifty minutes later Rose drove her  foaming horses up tho narrow street of  Angel's Camp, two minutes ahead of  time.'  Genius nml .Art.  - "But are Genius, Art. Nature, all to be  alike subordinated to critical Law, could  Method and Exact Knowledge?"' inquire  the emotionalists. Not ut all. It is sr.fe  to assert that tho world will never reach  the point of being able to look down upon  g'on*-i8. Nature is; Art adorns; Genius dis:  "covers"or"reveal8';'_th"e"ir_Criticisnrst-eps_iir  and formulates what  Genius has discover  ed or revealed into  poor average human  hension that it, too,  a law that may help  nature to a compre-  may  havo ideals and  reduce them to practice. Art for a long  time teaches the dramatic student when he  is to exclaim, "as deep as hell!" to point  downward as if to unknown depths and to  look down as if trying to" fathom the unfathomable. Suddenly Genius, in a fit of  inspiration, exclaiming, "as deep as hell!"  sees fit to gaze downward still, but to raise,  the arm aiid point the finger upward.J Criticism is amazed, but sees the point���������the  upward point���������aud, 'catching the infinite  gain in expression, formulates the "law of  opposites," When next a dramatic student  had to appeal to heaven he will be taught'  not to lift the faco mid the right arm in  what had heretofore been considered the  correct spiritual attitude, -but to raise-the  arm, indeed," in appeal whilo bonding the  head as if in too great awe to gaze directly  heavenward, No; there is always room  at the top, and Genius - will .always be at  the top���������tho only difference is that Art  and Nature, sitting at the feet cf Genius,  ���������re lio longer satisfied with mute adoration, but have takeu to note books aiid  havo begun to say to themselves, "We,  toe, can do a "thing or two, perhaps, if we  try.'*���������Alice Wellington Rollins in February Lippincott's.  -Amber Steins. -   -  The uninformed would often mistake  the cheapest amber when made up in commercial forms for the most expensive.  Many long and beautifully clear pipe  stems are made from amber chips, the  waste product of amber carving. These  are molted and molded into shapes that  are seldom or never seen in the costly  carved amber. ' These molded amber articles aro extromely durable, and it is difficult to see why they should not be esteemed by practical persons as valuable as  carved amber.  Well Liked.  "Nobody likes Jobson."  "Oh yes. somebody does."  "Who?"  "Jobsoa."  Th* Brownies.  . The Brownies of Mr. Palmer Cox, those  queer little  creatures   whom you all love,  tranquil.  one to write to me���������no family, no friends,  nobody���������all alono in the world, like an old  bear.    Heaven help me!  At length I see my mon return to their  places, holding up their right hands to  keep the letters from being soiled by the  water as carefully as if they wero holding  the Holy Sacrament.  Ah, Jacque has a letter. " News from  home, Jacque?"  Jacque is sergeant of my company. I  am chief of the first section, he of the  second. A handsome young fellow, with  a bright, boyish face, a beardless chin  and cheeks smooth as a girl's. Nevertheless, I hold a little grudge against  him. It is always vexing to see these  brats of ' 22 promoted alongside  of an old trooper like me, but for all that  he is a nice boy, and the men would go  through tiro and water for him. It seems  that he is well connected, of good family,  and often receives letters with the seal of  the Minister of War;' but that is his business, not mine.  I watched him out of tho corner of my  eye as he ran through his letter. Then I  saw him wipo away a tear���������a1 little tear  which glistened on the end of his eyelash.  I pretended not to see it, even joked a  little to make him laugh.  "What has sho written to you, Jacque?  What says my lady fair?"  He turned without a smile and gravely  ���������aid, ' 'I have no lady fair, Bertrand. lt  is from my mother."  "Ah!"- 1 telt as if I had made a fool of  myself, and said ' no more. But Jacque  continued:  "Do you seo theso letters, Bertrand? It  would bo better not to receive them in  times liko .this." .. ,       Y _-__ .-,     _. ,   That was my opinion, a's I have already  said. It was not good to allow, them to  break ranks���������the scamps���������they asked  nothing better. ' But through politeness to  Jacque, I said:  "It is always pleasant to receive news  from home, no matter where. Ihope you  had nothing disagreeable."  Jacque shook his head.  "Oh, ho, on the'contrary." And that  was all. Really, Master .Jacque was not  talkative this- morning. His eyes were  fixed on the horizon far away, where thore  was nothing to bo seen but a bit of blue  sky.. I wondered what he could see over  there.  II.  At last���������"Forward, march,!" I repeat,  "Forward, march!" for my section. Jacque, no doubt, was still dreaming, and did  not hear the word of command, fori heard  tho Lieutenant behind ine say:  "Ah, well,' Sergt. Jacque, lagging behind  already?"  I hoped to hear a repiy-of some kind, no  matter what. When an officer so far forgets himself to speak in that rude way to  a subordinate, I liko to see a little indignation. ParblouL you dare not speak out  loud, that is against the rules, but a muttered word under your breath.is a solace to  your self-respect.  But Jacque said not a word; he simply  repeated "forward march" in a dragging  tone, as if he were weary. - Tliat is to  say, it was not the voice a. French' sergeant when he commands "Forward,  march!" They never mumble those two  words, but shout them out with enthusiasm. . What is the matter with- Sergt.  Jacque this morning? He is not like him-  1 self. '   *  j     Ah,' that was a rough day; I  tell   you!  ! When night fell we were still in the water.  ' but up to onr waists  this. time.    And  all  | around us little field pieces  were  spitting  fire like so many demons.    But we marched steadily on until we  were   within   500  metres of the walls of the  citadel.    Not a  gunshot!   Not a movement i   The  rascals  were saying their powder until   we  were  nearer.      I said to myself, "Wait, old fellow; you will have   something   to   warm  you up by and by; don't be discouraged."  When, behold I we were again commanded to halt. The captain step3 in front of  the ranks and demands in -\ low voice���������:_11  the same, he   was   distinctly   heard���������"A  are now to appear in a two-act play���������"The ! sub-officer willing to   undertake  a  secret  Brownies in Fairy Land." ! and dangerous mission."  Naturally. I stepped forward. Now, I  have the misfortune to be a little too well  appreciated by my captain, an old tough-  skin like myself, who had been my lieutenant in Africa.  ������������������"Not you, Bertrand. I know/you well,  aud when. I want you I will find yon. Bo  kind enough to remain quiet."  You see, some officers will not grant yon  th* iawt favor I Then I said to myself,  "This is just tis thing for Jac^e."   Tht  Tha First   Horse.  The first horse was brought to this continent in  1518.    Now   there   aro   in  the  United Statea alone,   14,05.,750  valued at  ������941,000,000.  Sparrows Vanity.  Sparrows have so  much curiosity  that  they  will gaze in mirrors  by the how if  not disturbed,                     Captain Beeraed to be of tho same opinion,  for he stopped exactly in front of him, and  repeated under   his  nose,   "A  sub officer  ! willing to undertake a dangerous mission!"  ! It was plainly  to be   seen ho was making  | advances to Jacque,  and you will think I  am mocking you when  I  tell you my fine  j follow lowered liis  eyes  under the gaze of  | his captain and said'not a word.    Ah, the  devil! butthe captain was angry; for, you  , know, it is not pleasant   to mako advances  t to any ono and have them thrown back in  | your tooth,    I hoard  him say  under  his  I mustache, "Woll,  he  moans  to tako good  : care of his skinl"  |     Ah I it was rough.    Jackquo turned fiery  , rod, but said not a word; only whon tho  Captain had passed ho raised his eyes and  fixed  them  on  that bit of bluo sky, far  away  in   tho   horizon, whero I could   seo  nothing, nothing  at  all.    Thou   I said"to  mysolf, "My line fellow, you aro decidedly  a coward."  I     Jn short, Bortholot,  of tho  Third Divi-  .ion, was chosen for  tho   expedition.    He  , returned without a scratch, tho jackanapos!  , while my poor Jacque   I III.  | Well, wo set off ��������� again���������thore was no  , lagging behind this" timo. About 200 mo-  ; tros from the walls of the citadel tho  , scoundrels gavo us a broadside full in  i tho face. Sapristi, how it rained 1 Tho  I balls fell to the right, to tho left, in the  j rico fields, making a "file floo" as thoy  j struck the wator. We answered back, but  . it was liko firing in the air, the rascals  , wero so well protected. This fusillade  j. only lasted about ton minutes, but I shall  remember it a long timo.  However, it could not continue in this  way. The bugle sounded the charge.  Sapristi! that music always sends a  shiver of gayety through- me. Behold us  running with fixed bayonets, like madmen ! But, as I had already noticed, the  gateway of the citadel opened upon a  high embankment, scarcely threo metres  wide. To enter there wo must climb  that narrow ascent and push in, two by  two, under a terrible fire, and that, too,  through a palisado of bamboo, whioh the  rascals had constructed to bar the way,  already narrow enough. Ah! it was  sufficiently difficult without that cursed  bamboo, and God only knows what it cost  us. I saw iny lieutenant fall, the adjutant  of thebattalion, and many others. Impossible to pass that satanio bamboo. My  captain raged like a demon. At last he  commanded:  "A section np there!"  This timo it was  serious,   very  serious;  '50 time to be afraid, for all  who climbed  there wero sure of certain death.  ������������������"'I think the Captain must have retained  some spito against Jacque, for he immediately turned to him and said:  "Go up thero, sir, and tear away that  bamboo!"  It is bnt justice to say he did not wait  to bo told a second time. Touching his  cap, with "All right, my Captain," he  started in a quick run. In passing me  he drew, a package of letters, from his1  pocket.  "Keep this for me, Bertrand;" and in  the twinkling of an oye wns up thero with  his section.  Ah, the bravo boy! It was beautiful to  see him���������so cool, so calm; not a loud word,  not an oatli; only quick, determined orders. "Tear away this!" "Throw that in  the ditch!" make'hastoI" He was as tranquil as if superintending a squad pf soldiers  on fatigue duty.  And all the timo tho enemy woro pouring upon them a'' deadly fire; tho balls  whistling, tear-ins the bamboo, ploughing  up the ground, every now and then crushing a soldier, carry away an arm or breaking a leg. My God! what a sight! They  wore all left there, all my comrades, Jac  que among the number; but ho was the  last. Just as the work was finished a ball  struck him between the eyes. Just as he  raised his arms to shout a great "Hurrah"  .he fell dead, face foremost.  .    u' IV.  Perhaps it was not very proper, what I  did this morning, but, truly, it was too  much for mo. It burned me���������that packet  of letters that Jacque. gave, mo.as he .went  to his death. I thought, "A boy who acts  like a coward and a fow hours after dies  like a man���������it is not natural. The ro must  bo something behind this." And I felt I  had tho explanation there under my hand  in those letters, lt was impossible to keep  them.    Ma foi, I could not.     Thon���������thon  I drew out the packet ���������'  1, Upon my word, there was only one  letter���������the one he had received that morning���������nothing else. Ah. blood of blood,  what a letter! He was right, poor boy���������  ono ought not to receive a letter like that  justjbefore a battlo. As for me, I cried  like^a baby and was scarcely able to read  it after all.  It was from his mother and here is what  the good woman said to her boy as she  ended her letter: ���������  - "Now, my precious Jacque, tako care  of yourself for my sake. Remember, you  aro all-1 havo in this world, and if any *  thing should happen to you I would surely  go mad.  ' "It is true tho timo passes very wearily  whon ono - is waiting, but I try to  throw it off, to forget the present and only  think of tho future, when 3'ou will return.  "Abovo all things, my precious boy, be  prudent. Do whatever you'are'commanded to do, like a brave soldier, but do not  expose yourself unnecessarily. I forbid  you. No, my darling Jacque, I forbid you  nothing���������I implore you. Bofore entering  into any'engageiuent think of your mother,  who is always thinking of you, and do not  risk too much. Promise me. this, will yon  not? And, remember,., man is not a* coward because he loves his mother"������������������  The letter fell from, my hands. I un-1  derstood all now. ��������� He had .thought "of his  motherf'the bravo boy, and waited until  he was directly commanded to go and be  killed like a brave soldier. And, no doubt,  that morning when he was looking away  to that bit of blue sky, where there was  nothing to be seen, he had sworn to keep  that promise to his mother. ,  And that is why Sergeant Jacque, who  died like a hero, with his face to the  enemy, was considered a'coward twice in  one day.   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Whero no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of fl is to bo understood.  SANDON NOTES.  0 Kaslo.  liUck Fox and Daisy-It VV Yuill to It Strathern. option on J. $10������.  Flying Cloud���������E A McNauu-ton to A Looby.  'UrighlStar���������Dug-ld Paterson to ET Uaylc,  S>oOO  Glacier���������James McVichic to Canadian Minim.'and Milling Co, H.  'lomcstvclcli-'W J Elliott to C M & M Co, j.  Two Snow Birds���������Jus McVichic and "\\ .1  Elliott to C M & M Co, i.   Clara (3���������Win Elliott to C M & M Co.  ' Maguio���������W A McLellan to T J Lcndrum, J.  Kootenay Star 1, Democrat. Big Horn and  Treadwell J-A Looby to D J ���������Munn, *fo00.  President, Two Brothers and Hauser���������11 ta  Gallop to W A Jowett. i in oaeh  Same claims���������W A Jowett to Lhos A Skilli-  tcr. j in each.  Korcd-J G Sutton to Thos McGovern.  Big Horn���������Phil McDonald to 1> J Munn. }.  "EstherMay-I) S Carrlol toT .1 Lcndrum.  Osprcv���������A C Houghton to  J  J  Shallcross,  " ^Oft  " Hidden Sun-Goo H Colo to Daniel Rico. A.  Dext������r-C O'lCergren  to  Frank   Nelson,   J,  Johanna-Frank Bcrondt to M McKonzie, J.  Great Bend. Montrose and Little Two���������A  Fletcher to J Fletcher J.  Lucky Boy and Liborty���������A A Mcluinon to  Chas R Connor, I, $1000. .,-,,.     ���������    ,  Carbonate- Gay Reader to Daniel M Linnianl  i  "���������'Homer���������Peter M SuhonberB to Chas Taylor.  'Secret and Wonder-Oscar Bowden to F L  Lowden, 1 $50. ,,. _      ,.     .  Same claims-J W Caldwell to FL Lowdin, 4  Copperhead. Secret and bonder-, red 1.  Lowdin, to F J Lowdin. i, S100.  Silver Hear���������Dolph Johnson to Lno Olsen, _.  Annie-Frank Chabot to GeoF Hayward.  Annie-Annie ONen to Frank Chabot. J.  Crown Point, Declaration of '1 rust���������J 1  Wilkinson to Co-owners.  California���������Emmet Todd to Mike Johnson, J.  Monte Carlo���������A W Crittenden to Mike Johnson, \.  KottlUIKl  Blue   Grouse;'   DoiiKlas  and Orinoco���������J   E  Melton to Chas West,. J, 3100.  - Copper Mask-GeoC Mayinrd to-annic A.  Rcnnick. . ��������� '*       , ,    ������r _>  - Rockland Centre-P Hoffman, John Mcitue  nnd J A May to L L Do Vin.  Items���������James Watts to Win J Nelson.  Goldio-Heiiry A Phillips to Wm .1 Nelson.,  ltene  and Goldie-Wm J  Nelson to Gold ic  Rene Minim; Co. ... ,-,. ������  Viceroy Fraction���������J "\\  Brown to.MGra-  ''Y-imWlcj��������� BrucoCraddock to.l K Pouporc.  Leslie-Erick Harkncss to Jas Lawlor. _  Bin Four���������Chas 1) C Rogers to Mike Shick, J.  Ida May���������John llcrron to Joseph 1' Ritchie.  __  "' Ida May���������Jas Hunter to Red Mountain & Ida  May Gold Mining Co.       ��������� _ ���������r   ,      .  1 'lant-S F Griswold to H C Wade.   |.  - Monte Carlo-John Olsen to Fred Lang, *.  Cracker Jack Xol-August Rcisehl to J Al-  'Yilaek Prince. Queen of thc Valley, King of  the West���������Hector McPherson to   tlie   Black  Prince Mining and Milling Co.  X Kay���������.1 C Johnston to .Adolphus Williams,  -���������" Australian-*" W Bauer to Adolphus Wil-  "snowfilioe Fraction���������Wm Davidson to W B  Myers, It.SSOO. ��������� ���������        .      .,   Silent    Friend���������Duncan    McRae    to  Alex  Shields. ,      ,,     ,, r,���������i,-.  Norway--Frod   Hagan   to   the Bruce Gol(.  Mining Co. , .  Lucky  Monday-John  Flannigan to Jaui-  Bango'r and Glasnevin-Walter II Hazel wood  to Jas Dawson, J. ...  Iron Duke and Iron Jaw-John Conner to \\  -Perdue,--$201 __���������  .  T   .  Utah-Frank Saunty to Aftliur G-Lesson:  JlonUina No 2, Hritisli Columb'a J, Bonanza  King 4-Aiiilrew H Revsbeck to Johni Kirkup.  .Montana N'o 2-John Kirkup to J ta C _ rasor,  'i  "' Ridgeway, Seinioragc, (Juinault, St Arrna-  can. Golden Huttorlly, June, .Little Dalles,  Golden Horn, Acme, O K Fraction, Modford-  Briiisli Columbia Syndicate to.A D l'roynn_.  Hidden-Treasure���������James Derby to .1 C Campbell, l-'.i- ,        ,   ,,       ,,  Hi" Wliale-Scth II Bryan to Joseph Powell.  Kxclieiiuoi���������Geo 1)' Rutherford   to  Patrick  (.'unninghiiiii, ���������',. ,. -, _-.    , '      i  -     Monte Carlo-Ki.d Uingc to.l' M Grnhaiu, t.  MoKinlcv, Blaiidard and foloiusl���������John Ilen-  dorson to Martha Houghton, 1-5.  Same <:!iiiiii������-Samo lo All red K \\ escolt, l-,i.  Same elninisf���������Same to Chas H Heard, t-;j.,  Bullion���������John I hum to Samuel Larson,- J.  Jessie B��������� .1 W Kollain to John Fraiizman, i.  iMirtv Three���������Same to same. 1: .    ,  Hirthdav. Jessie B, Forty Three-John 1' ranz-  111:111 to W Me.l'ilu-lmu. - '  Gold Plnle���������.1 F Clarke ti) F_tata]iletou Hobbs  Viold  Plato���������F  tataplcton  llobbs to James J  Mackay, J.  .   NEW MINING COMPANIES.  A    Itcconl    of- li-.roriMirnlloiiN   From   Unit:  'l-li coliimliia Uazrllr.  The  Finance Gold Mining Co. Ld.. of Rossland.   Capital. Sl.OOO.'KM) in SI sliares. Directors  : JiKcph Powell, Jl. II. Dobie. Angus MeNisb.all  of Rowland. .;       . .    '  ��������� (loldie-Reiie Mining Co. Ld. of Rossland.  Ctiiiital. 81.000'IKK) in SI shares. Directors. John  Y. Cole. Henry A. Phillips. Jas. ^ atts ami  Kdgar Charles, all of Rossland:  Josie Mack Mining Co. (for). Capital, SfiOO.-  WO in ������1 shares. " Head ollice, Rossland.  "Mai-gurotte- Gold Mining Company of Rossland. "Capital. Sl.000.01.0 in SI sliares. Directors, . Frank-William Hash. William Borndale  Townsend. Henrv Joseph *Williiuns.. Joljii  Archie McRae, John Alexander Campbell,  Edward White. Sidney Stride. John Graden  and Wilson Pypor, all of Rossland.  New Victor Mining Company. Ld.. of Var-  couver. ,Capital 3175,000 in '25 cent shares.  Directors. G. I. Wilson. Francis Bowser, W. J.  Bowser, all of Vancouver and T. G. Mitchell, of  Victoria.  Old'Gold and Quartz and Placer Mining  Companv, Ld.. of Rossland. Capital. Sl.iiOO.OOp  in SI shares. Directois. G. A. Pounder. M. t.  Chcsnnt, and J. M. Miller, all of Rossland.  Pure Gold Mining Company, Ld.. of Rossland. Capital, Sl.OOU.000 iu SI shares. Directors  AV. C. Archer. J. M. O'Toole. A. P. Hunter, A.  II. McKay and D. I). Birks, all of Rossland.  Primrose Gold Mining Company. Ld.. of  Rossland. Capital. 81.O0n.0H0 in SI share.-.  Dire-tors. G". A. Pounder, M. F. Chesnut and J.  A. Pounder, all of Rossl.md.  Rossland and Trail Creek Mining Company,  (for). Capital. .3l.000.UOU in SI shares. Head  otH.ie, Rossland.  Slocan and Spokane Mining Company, (fori.  Capital. SI.000.000 in 81 sliares. Head office.  Spokane, Wash. ' .  Russell and M. J. Mclver.  Vancouver Group Mining Company, Ld.. of  Vancouver. Capital. ������20.000 in .1 shares.  Directors. Kdward Mahon and Joseph Met ar-  lane of Vancouver and Leslie Hill of Ro-sland.  Heavy Shipment* nr Ore..   The >o-le Plv<-  ���������<mi|iaii.Y's Concent rat or.  Special Correspondence to The Mi.n'kk.  Sandon, Jan. 22:���������The Payne mine  is -hipping .0 tons per clay of high  grade ore. This property will carry  the record in the Slocsin for the season's shipping. The owners expect to  ship 00 tons daily when the ore crusher is working. The paystreak of tlie  Payne is four feet wide.  The Noble Five company started the  lirst rock through the new concentrator last Wednesday. The trahiway is  running and works most satisfactorily.  The mill is lighted hy[electricity which  is generated hy the company's plant.  The Slocan Star company contemplates building 1000 feet more of flume,  as their present water supply is inadequate since thc Nohlo Five mill  started.  Constable Mountain, accompanied by  Cole Murchison, took AVm, Boyle to  the Westminster asylum this week.  The Slocan Star mine is shipping in  bulk. The Ruth expects to do so next  week.  The dry ore belt up the north fork  of Carpenter creek is looking well.  The Plicjenix and Cordelia are both  improving with development. Stock  in the latter company is finding ready  salo in Toronto and the East.  Tho Jo .fo owners have a carload of  very rich ore awaiting shipment at  Threo Forks. .  The It. E.Leo has-recently shipped  a carload of 1-10 oz. ore and expects to  ship another shortly.  The skating rink at Sandon is rather  a failure on account of the mild weather.  Ira lilack has opened his new hotel  which has more modern conveniences  than any hotel in Kootenay.  Before the full bench comprised of  Justices, McArthur, Lilley and Saudi-  lands, John Bitters, a tough character,  was charged with larency. He was  sentenced to threo months imprisonment. Constable Fauquier took the  prisoner to Kamloops.;  " BOUNDARY NEWS.  The Keren. l������<'Y<.lopiiiciils   In  Hie UrniKl  forks aiMl lli'ltvny IMnliicts.  Special Correspondence to The Minkk.  .  The Grey Eagle and Grand Forks  claims on  Observation  Mountain are  to be extensively developed by Canadian capital.  The Volcano group on the North  Fork will start work about March 1.  -A new stage line is to be established  between Bossburg and Grand Forks.  The ha Fleur aiid Curlew camps will  be-scenes-pf-great-activ-itry-during-the  coming summer. '     "      .  'lhe Boundary Creek .Mining Company are moving steadily ahead: last  week six more men were put to work.  Tiie D. A. claim is the one which will  iiow receive attention, and this will  be opened by shaft and tunnel. This is  the claim from which, in the first days  of the camp, ore was shipped which  netted a handsome profit after all  expenses were paid, and expenses at  that time were anything but light.  On the G. A. 1?., another of the  Boundary Creek Company's properties  the, ledge has widened .out to a width  of six feet and gives promise of being  one of the finest bodies of ore in the  district. ,.   .  The Waneta Wagon Koixl.  The wagon road built by the Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railway company  from Nelson to Waneta is at present  impassable owing to fallen timber.  Salmon Siding and Hall, Clearwater,  Wild Horse, Quartz and Porcupine  creeks are important mineral districts all tributary to this roadway.  Claim owners and settlers claim that  it would be much more convenient for  them if the government would clear  the road of its present obstructions.  At present they are entirely dependant upon the raihvay companv for  communication with Nelson which is  their natural business centre. The  road could be made passable at a verv  trifling cost for a distance of seventeen  miles, whieh is all that is necessary.  CHURCH  NOTICES.  .   Sundav 23rd January, 1897. .  ^ Ci-oiic.. of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Song, 7.:-J0 p. 111. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays iu the month at 8.R. m; on '2nd and  4th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  I"_E--i_--.iAN Chukch. Services.at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. " Prayer meeting Thursday eveniug at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evebiu������ at 8 o'clock.  Kojias Catholic Cii.iu'.ii. Mass at  Nelsou on first and last S.mdays in the  month. Sandon second Sunday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Chui'.ch. Corner Silica  nnd Josephine streets. . Services at 11  a. in. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening :>t- 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuf'sil:*y at'- i>.m.  CANADIAN DISPATCHES.  MR.  LAUEIEE'S ENVOY RETUNS  PROM ROME.  Attempt l������ Urfraiul Insurance <iini|iaiil:s.  luleicstliiK Itniniiiinii Statistics.  Other   .%'<���������".*.  Montreal, Jim, 22���������Much speculation  is caused by the sudden return from  Rome ot Abbe Proulx, Mr. Liinri������i's  Rpecial ambassador to Rome, the object  ot whose visit, as generally understood,  was to have tho Lnurier-Greenwiiy settlement ratified by the Vatican. Abbe  Proulx leached Montreal so quietly that  his arrival was only known to a few, and  he has remained in strict seclusion. This  much, however, is known. His mission  has been a dismal failure. The Pope  has declined to ratify the so-called settlement, and left the bishops of Quebec  and the Dominion free to pursue what  they regard as the right course. The  views of the bishops, it is understood,  will be read iu all the Catholic churched  next Sunday. Premier Laurier'. action  in sending au envoy to Rome when there  was little likelihood of his receiving anything but the cold shoulder is generally  condemned. Abbe Proulx will make a  special report to Mr. Laurier of the result  of bis visit.  The Canadian Gazette urgently ap  peals to Canadian bankers and merchants  here to show the reality of .their Imperial  professions. Canada did well in British  markets in 1896. The Board of trade  returns show that while the imports from  all countries iucrersed 6 per cent, over  1895, the imports from the Canadian  Dominion increased 18 per cent. Tho  chief increases are:���������Wheat, ������530,000;  bacon, ������195,000; hams, ������179,000: butter,  ������186.000; cheese, ������254,000; eggs ������22,000;  fish, ������39,000; metals, ������34,000; hewn  wood, ������191,000; sawn wood, ������783,000,  The decreases are:���������-Oxen, ������13,000; sheep,  ������262;C00; wheat aud flour, ������187,000. The  British exports to Canada decreased less  thau oue per cent, aud British exports to  all countries increased 6 per cent- "  J. McCoy, Alonzo Smith, James Cor  bett, David Ballard and James Ballard,  the last two being coloured, all of Oratige-  ville, Ont., have been arrested for fraud,  conspiracy and arson as a result of an investigation by George Forsyth an insurance inspector. These men have, it is  alleged, succeeded for several years past  in falsely obtaining money from various  insurance companies. More arrests are  likely to be made in connectioa with  the a Hair.  Hon. J. I. Tarte is still seriously ill' at  Ottawa.  James Hodge of Hamilton, Out., committed suicide.  The returu of Mr. Davis for Saskatchewan is gazetted.  The resignation of Johu Sinclair, as  governor-general's secretary has been accepted.  Daniel Sheenan, a pugilist of Montreal  is charged with thc murder, of Lucie  Lessard, a dissolute woman.  Americans fear competition from Canadian farmers and are trying to influence  tbe Congressional ways nnd means committee to put a prohibitative duty on  agricultural products.  Lieutenant-Governor Kirkpatrick of  Ontario, who has been lying for some  time past in the'London, Out., hospital,  has been successfully operated upon and  is on the road to recovery.  Miss Stillman, employed by the People's Coal Compauy of Toronto, has confessed to appropriating some- ot the  company's money.  The Canadian Agent iu Australia has  informed this government that Australia  -will-need-3,000,000-bushels of- wheat-from  Canada and the U. S. dining the present  year.  George Ball, a mulatto cook has been  arrested at Donald, this province, for  the abduction of Ella Lofswold, a kitchen girl foitnorly employed at the Alberta  hotel, Calgary...  Murderer Brennau of Barrie, Ontario,  whose sentence to death has beeu commuted to imprisonment for life, declares  that he would rather be hanged.  Wm. Fraser, a farmer o' London township, Out., is accused of forgery of  promisory notes which lie subsequently  had discounted. The total amount uf  these notes is about $1,000." Fraser has  disappeared.  Dr. D. H. Muir has been i.ominated by  Colchester, N. B., Conservatives for a  seat in the Commons vacated by the unseating of W. D. Dimock.  An order-iu-council has been passed,  extending tor two years, from the first of  January last, to the Icelanders' the time  to make entries on their reserves wefet of  Lake Wiunipeg, on odd-numbered sec-  lions,"  ' O. K. Fraser, of Brockville, has been  gazetted au additional commissioner to  enquire into the affairs of-the Kingston  penitentiary.       -1  Adelfiiue Myrtle Lawry, of Hamilton,  is applying for a divorce from her husband, Thomas Henry Lawry, manufacturer, now in Oklahoma, U.S.  Wm. Shears, appraiser of customs at  Victoria, B.C., has been dismissed from  the service. lie was appointed Jn 1890  and drew a salary oE S1800 per annum.  W. Marchant, Victoria, has been appointed appraiser of -that port, vice  Shears, dismissed.  The splendid historical painting. "The  Death of .Nelson," by George Keuagle,  an academician of 1830, has been purchased for the National Art Gallery.  Father Clouthier, ,-R., C- chaplain to  the Manitoba penitentiary, bas been suspended for leaving his-post without permission.  ,  "Fifteen Maxim guns, ordered in E g-  land last year, are en route to Canada.  ELISE 1. 1810 G. I. MINERAL CLAIM.  Siliiiite in the Xelson Mining Division of Wcist  Kootenay District.: Where located:���������On  Wild Horse Creek, a tributary ot the Salmon River and about (> miles cast of thc  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  TAKE XOTICK that 1, John Ilirsch, as  iiKcnl for the Elise Gold MiniiiK Companv  limited, Free Miner's Certiticate No. 70801, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a certilicate of Im-.  provcincnts, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the abovo claim.  And further tako notico that action, under  section 3", must bo commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of January, 1897.  ;Y.. JOHN' HlltSCir.  NOTICE. The Columbia and Kootenav,  Ituihvay und Navigation Company will  apply to the l'arliameiiL of Canada at its next  session for an Act authori.ing the Company to  extend its raihvay from any point at or near  Nelson; tlience Easterly to a point at or near  Queen's liny; thence Easterly and Southerly to  some point on Kootenay I^ikc and Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from Robson to  a point on the main line of the Canadian Pacific  Raihvay at or near Hope in thc Eraser Valley;  and to apply to the extensions above described  the provisions of tho Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting thc Company; and for other  purposes.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver. BrC, January 16th, 1897.   520  ���������VTOTICE. The Trail Creek and Columbia  1_^( Railway Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an  Act authorizing tho Company, in addition to  the railway described in the Act 58-59 Victoria.  Chapter 07, to construct a raihvay from the terminus near Trail Creek Mines described in the  said Act or from any point on the Columbia  River between thc International Boundary and  its junction with thc Kootenay River; tlicnce  Westerly to a point on Kettle River ��������� North of  the International Boundary! and also authorizing thc.Company to issue bonds not exceeding  thirty thousand dollars por mile of its railway;  and extending the time within which the Company's works may be commenced and completed; and applying the various clauses of the  Company's Act of Incorporation in so far as  they are applicable to the railway above described; and for other purposes.  HARRY ABBOTT,  JOHN MILNE BROWNING:  WILLIAM FERIUMAN SALSBURY,  c Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B. C, Jamiary 16th, 1897.     521  XT OTICE IS HEREBY given that applica-  _____]> tion will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a Cpmpany for  thc purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a railway from a point  at or near thc International boundary line between thc Province of British Columbia and the  United St ates of America at or near Bedlington  British Columbia, to the town of Nelson with  powers to construct, equip, maintain and opcr-,  ate branch lines from any point or points along  the main or branch lines; and also to construct,,  e.mip, 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 power,  of acquiring lands, privileges, bonuses or other  aids from any Government. Municipal Corporation or other persons or bodies and to make  trallic and other arrangements witli railway  steamboat or other Companies; and for all  other necessary or incidental rights, powers  and privileges in that behalf.  A. ST.G. HAMERSLEY,  518 Solicitor for Applicant.  -' Dated this llth day of January, A.D. 1807.'  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Time Tabic No. 3.      To take effect Jan. i, 1897.  EAS'HIOUXD.  No. 1 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland    5:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 6:00 p.m  No. 2 passenger (Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays) leaves Kossland  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail 8:00 a.m  "s '. -WESTUOUND.  1 No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  8:30 a.m  Arrives in Rossland  9:40 a.m  No. 1 passenger (Tuesdays, Thurfdiys  and Saturdays) Leaves Trail. ..'���������  6:30 p.m  Arrives in Rossland 7:40 p.m  Connections made with   all  boats-arriving  and departing from Trail.  General Oilices: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail, B. C. General Supt,  West     l^ooienay  puicher Co.  ]>fe)soi}   and  Sai}floj),  All kinds of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  ,-E. C"i TRAVES,   MANAGER'S  BAKER STREET,       NELSON, B. C.  LOST  Panther's Tooth Kroochjgold mounted;  initialled, C. E. P. Anyone finding it will  be suitably rewarded by returning tbe  sarao to Dr. Hall. ������������������ '   484-12-12-6.  Notice of Application for ljquor License.  ''PAKK NOTICE that Mrs. M. Kilcline  J_ will apply to the Government Agent  for West Kootenay for a license to sell liquor  by retail at or near Slocan Crossing, where tlie  Slocan river railroad will join thu Columbia  & Kootenay railroad, in said district.  MRS. M. KILCLINE.  Dated at Xelson, B. C. this lfith day cf J.ui-  uary, 1897.  ,. 151 fi)  LL.S.] K. DKWDNKY.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OK BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by thc Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom   of Great   Britain   and   Ireland,  Q.KB-, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c. ice.  To Our faithful the Members elected to serve  in the Legislative Assembly of Our l"rr_vince  of British Columbia at Onr Cityjof Victoria  ���������Gkketi.vg.  A PROCLAMATION".  D. M. Km-.KTB. "I AirllKRlCAS We are  Attorney-General. / T> desirous and resolved,- ils soon as mav be. to meet Our people  o������. Our Province of "Hritisli Columbia, and to  have their advice in Our Legislature:  NOW  KNOW  YE,  that for divers-causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of Our loving  subjects. We have thought tit, by and with the  advice of Our Kxecntive Council of the��������� Province of Hritisli Columbia, to hereby convoke,  aiid bv these presents enjoin you, and each of  vou. that on  Mondav, the highlit day of llie  mouth of February, one thousand eitjhi hundred and and niiicty-suven. you meet dw in Our  said   Legislature  or Parliament of Our said  Province*, at Our Citv of Victoria. FOR THK  DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do. act.  and conclude upon tho-e things which in Our  Legislature of tiie Province of British Columbia, hv thc Common Council of Our said Province may. by ihe favour of Ood. be ordained.  In Testimony  Wiiki'.kok.   Wc have caused  ���������these. Our Letter*: to bo made Patent, and  thc Great Seal uf thu said Province to be  hereunto arlixvd:   Witness, the Honourable KnGAU Dkwd.vev, Lieutenant-Governor of Our .--id Province of British Columbia, in Our Citv of Victoria, in Our said  Province, this twentv-ninth day of Decein-  .   her, in the the year o"f Our Lord one thousand cighthundred and ninety-six, and in  lhe sixtieth year of Our Reign.  Hv Command.  JAMKS BAKER.  [5121 '' Provincial Secretary.  3sr_ai,so3-"  1  DOORS,  SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS.  SATISFACTION  CVlARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  I  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  po i)ot Monkey With Wild Cats.  Will be pleased to  answer  any business  enquiries.  Baker St. Tel. 21.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  \  WE HAVE ON HAND A FULL LINE OF  SKATES all sizes  BTED CAGES  HANGING LAMPS  BANQUET LAMPS  POCKET KNIVES  CARVERS  FULL LINE OF ALL COOKING UTENSILS.  COMPLETE STOCK OF MINERS' AND BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  USEFUL  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS. *  A CALL SOLICITED.  (102)  PRICES FURNI9HEO ON APPLICATION.  TWo Friers Mine  Limited Liability  Capital $240,000 in 800,000 Shares of 30 cts each  F- C Innes, President.    Percy W. Evans, Vice-President  C. C. Bennett. Secretary.  C. T. Dunbar and C. C. Bennett Directors.  280,000 Shares only will be sold at par.  ---S M E LTE R-R ETU RN S:  First Car Load 20 tons, 28) ounces   Silver,   37%   Lead,   Net   Returns  $3284.00.  ��������� .    r    r       1   ���������._-.,     f P'lrt '-'.9. ounces Silver,  i.20/.   Lead.  Second    Car Load 20 tons, J ������������������'-' ���������*>  ������  Net Returns $3301.00.  1  284  46%,  The management.expect to   make   shipments   this   winter   aggre-  eatinsr six hundred tons.  o ���������  Prospectus and forms of application for shares will be forwarded  on application to F. C.   INNES,  Vancouver,  B.  C.  4-7.28-11-6 -  J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  FALL  and   WINTER   GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  NELSON, .   ^  B.C.  A Firs. Class Meal  At the most reasonable prices at the VIENNA BAKERY   :,  and RESTAURANT.    Bread,   Cake, - Pies,   Buns,   Rolls,  Etc.    Also   a  good   assortment   of   Candies" and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order..  Jiohi)  HUrjier,  Proprietor JSaker Street.  47G-1--12-G  M. R SMITH % CO.  '.       Biscuit Manufacturers.  ���������w^RiTiii-   fob :i?:e_ic:e_ list.  VICTORIA - B.C- (-**<-) THE'MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  JANUARY 23   1897.  ['(I  S  THE   HOME   PAKLIAHENT   MEETS  IN EEGTJLAR SESSION.  Thi'  U-Wli-nlioii Treaty Hie Jialn  IVilim:  of llie S|MOcli.���������lord  SiilUlmry's  ��������� lalcMiiaii-ll-i- lllfraiKC".  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW VORK.  ���������T.ui.-     IC      IS      1!)        20      21  SlLVKit..������!}.. .-*'.. .-i','.. ��������� --U- ��������� <il'f  (llarj  I.K-i)... .2.80.. .2.80. .2,80. .2.80. .2.8)  Now York, Jan. 22.���������Har silver, 611. Lead  ioivs a continued sli _nj_cth despite thu unoasi-  s reported from the >S_..'Louis innrket. Fifty  s sold in Oliicajjo for April delivery today  ������:j. I2i and lifty tons sold on the spot today  ������.l.-ri.   Tlie leading brokerage finns   here  Tlio tIii��������� cl session of tlie fourteenth  ptirliiiinent wns formally opciicl bv royal  commissiou at 2 o'clock last Tuesday  nftii-oor. The function was observed  with till due anil cu?l"i-'ny c.rcmory.  Early iii lhe morning, a strong detach-  meut of police moved, down Whitehall  nud stationed themselves at the vaiioiiu  eutrniice. lending into the houses cf parliament. Early as was the hour a !������..������.���������  crowd had already assembled, whicli  filled the space between Westminster  bridge aud the abbey nnd hung in firoup?  ab ut the stone railings suirounding  both houses, srrion-ly impeding street  traffic.  The Speaker, Mr. Gully, wa3 cordial'y  greeted upon taking his seat.  The reading of Her Majesty Q.ueu  Victoria's speech was attended with the  usual ceremonies. The speech expres<e.-  siitisfaction -of the Venezuelan settle  ment; refers to the successful ende_v������iir.-  of Great Britain to remedy the dillicul  ties in Egypt; comments ou the Turkish  attiocities and promises a statement of a  pending consultatiou of the powers;congratulates the couutry upon the British-  American arbitration treaty; deals with  the South" African troubles and their  successful repression; proposes a full inquiry into the West India sugar industry  and deplores the terrible plague in Iudia  and p'roiniees relief for the sufferer,.  The spee-licoucludes by referring to the  advisability of prudent provision for the  defense of tbe empire ; a bill for. the  relief "of voluntary schools; employer-  " liability ; tbe establishment of an Irish  board of agriculture ; various commeioial  bills including the exclusion of goods  manufactured in foreign prisons and nbill  to establish reformatories for inebriate-.  The speech was received with general  satisfaction.  The Marquis pf Salisbury'- speech was  a very statesmanlike'one and was received  with prolonged cheeriug.  GEN-HAL INTE-LIGENOE.  A cable despatch from Bonny, Guinea  Coast, says:���������Consul- Philiijis; ���������hvo  consular officers, Locke ahd Camp  bell; Major Crawford, . the . deputy  commissioner, and Captains Bois-  i-agon and Maling, officer? belonging to  the Niger coast defence ; Dr. Elliott and  two civilians, with a nurubor of Krooraen  and native carriers, have all beeu massacred by the King's people while on a  peaceful mission . to Benin City. The  news has created a sensation in Londou!  It is stated iu the foreign office advices  that the party was unarmed when it ief_  the consulate at Benin, ou the west side  ofthe Niger, travelling toward the Ad-  nai-gu couutry.   They were surptisedon  .the" frontier territory at Benin City,  where they were fired upon, 'sur.oiit.ded  nnd massacred. The object .of tbe mission is not yet known. Beuin City is  ���������within the _Niger protectorate and is sixty  railed up the river Benin. The population is 50,000, aud is governed by a fetish  priesthood which is notorious for human  . sacrificies. It is thought that the massacre is possibly connected with the  recent escape of the King of tbe Okrikn  tribe to New Calabany. 'It is feared the  disaster will have a ,bad ____e<___pnj_e.  "Niger company's expedition, whicli is  about to., proceed against  the Emir of  ['Nupe. ,    0" '  )   It is estimated that the Russian budget  :for 1897, will show a deficit of 91,795,036  roubles ($72,_53#15) due to railway cou-  ���������strnction.    This will be covered hy the  ��������� treasury advance.  A dispatch from Loudon says-it is cttr-  ���������rently reported that the route chosen for  : the Pacific cable is Vaucouver to Fan .ing  island,   Fiji -islands,   Norfolk    island,  thence to New Zealand aud Queensland.  The   Chinese   Eastern Kailway Coni-  o      pauy,"'which has been formedby the Biuso-  Chinese bank, under terms of a treaty be-  . tweeu theChiuesegovernmentiind llussia,  for that bank to construct and work the  .railway from the western frontier of I lei  Lung Chiang to the eastern frontier of  "Kiriu,  in  Manchuria, to   connect   with  .branches of the Siberian raihvay,. will he  permitted to import into China free of  duty corn aud feedstuff- and railway  . materials. The following have beeu  elected directors of the railway:���������M.  BomanolF, director of the chancellor of  the minister of finance; Jsl- Kothsteiu,  director of the International bank, and  ��������� Piiuce Uchowski, Chiuese mandarin.  AVho is to be appointed president of the  nilway has not been made known. The  v.ee president who, it is said, will be tlie  real chief of.the enterprise, its M. Kerpos,  ��������� a liussian councillor ot state." -The lirst  meeting of the board of directors of the  railway gave authority to coinmence the  work immediately.  The Cuban insurgents are in n.ed of  money and arms.  PKODUCE OF'THE MINES.  -iKVllltJiSKOkia.?  Ul'  '.OU.-TK.  oiii_: E-i'oii-i:i>.  From -locaii via Ku-lo  1,S_18I  Slocan via Nakusp  _4.  liossland via .Sol-ill purl  !>'-H\  Tons...  ., 3.2-".'  I'U.DU.K OF SMKli'-KKS.  (Shipped)  Nul���������in (Hall Aline.) Jlatte.  Trail Smeller. Matte      TONS  ..  .57J  .. 685*  713i  NOTICE.  ASSKSSJIKNT   ACT    AND   PROVINCIAL  RKVKNUK TAX.  OUI.  SHirJlENTS.  Keturnr) Siuce LiihI Wi'k.  VIA   KASI.O.  Kuth   to   Pueblo,   Col ���������  30  Payne' Mine         "            I'M  Last Chance          "             31  Northern Belle     "             10  Whitewater to Everett  W  Surprise           "         21  no i          "      m  HutU to              "                SO  Ituco to Denver, Col  34  Uoodenougli       "        17|  Kamblcr to Tacoma  10  VIA NAKUSI*.  Slocan Star to Omaha   Knlerprisc             "       ���������  Idaho to Kverett   VIA    NORTHPORT.  Le Itoi to Tacoma   Le Roi to Kverett   Jumbo      "    iloi  100  40.}  40  180J  140  ofi  30i  2m  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.>  Trail Smelter [Matte]    317V  Hall Mines [Matte)      38}  SMELTER  &.TTTBN3-    -  HALL MINES, [Nelson] for week ending  Jan. 23; treated 925 tons of ore,  TAOOMA SME-TING _ EEFINING 00.  Statement for the month of December, 1890.  l'RODUCT.  5100 bars of bullion, weighing.... 523,1-0 lbs.  Copper Matte " .... 241,100 lbs.  Containing:  1  18,  701.836 lbs.  1,876.24 ozs. gold at 920.07 938,781.88  i.tHi/.OO   " silver " 6T>\     31,755.22  J58.136 Ids. lead   "      2.80percwt   15;636.2l  64,783 " copper   "        11      7,126.13  $93,290.44  Number of men employed, 03.  Pay   roll.      S5.20S.91  Wood choppers and teams..     632.80  '   $5,81171  -KI.SO- mVISION OK" WKST KOOTH.N-Y DISTKICT.  N' OTICK is hereby given in nc-ordniico with  the statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment.  Act are now due for tho yenr 1S!)7. All of lhe  above named taxes collectible within tlie Nelson Division'of West I.ootenay, assessed by ine,  are payable ut my otlice at Kaslo, !_.('.  Assessed taxes arc collectible ut the following  rates, viz:���������  Koui'-llftlis of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land.  Tlirco-ouarlers 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 rules, namely: Upon  such excess when the same Is not more than  ten thousand dollar,-:, one anil onu.quarter of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not'more llinu twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  laud, if paid on or before the'lOth of June IS!)":  Three-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land. One  half of one per cent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when thc same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one 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 excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one per  cent. Two and one half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax 33.00 per capita.  ii O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  ICaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1897. oil  i. M.  CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J.  E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B, G, IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SO-K .H.t.NIIFAt'TIIU-KS Ol' TIIK  Kendall Band Mill,  B. C. Sbinjjle Machines,  Steam Lo<r Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  tin proved Winding Hoist,  River iind II..rbor Dredges,  l.in������ Diloliiiix Machine,  Wrecking Machi; es,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  .1:;:���������;<!���������.' i.������.t  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"  (���������KB-ll'I-ATK OF l.-l'KOVEMEINTS.  MOLUE GIBSON MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tho Nelson Mining Division of the  District of   West  Koolenay.    "Whero  lo-  ratcd:--On the Kast slope and about 2 miles  from the source of Kokaneocrock  'I1AKK NOTICK ihat I. Charles Moore, acl-  I ing as agent tor Patrick W. George, Fico  Miners' certificate No. 65SP5, intend, Sixty days  from the dale hereof, to apply to the Mining  Itecordcr for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate ot Improvements.  Dated this 1th day of December, 1896.  -7.-5-12-. CHAS. MOORE. Agent.  COLUMUIA    AXD    KOOTKNAY    RAILWAY  AMI VIVIUATIOX to.  NOTICE.  NOTICE 1. hereby given that tlie plan, pro-  llle and book of reference, of a Hranch line of  tlie abovo railway from its junction near tlie  mouth of Slocan rivor and oxtending to tltc  south end of Slocan Lake, within tlie limits  of "Slocan City," are now on tile in the Land  itcgistry Oftlcc at Victoria. >  J. D. TOWNLKY,  Secretary  Vancouver, B. C, Dcccmbor 21th, 1S96.        510  NOTICE.  The new freight depot of. the Red  Mountain railway lias been opened for  business. -  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000.  MINING TBANSFEBS.  Where no consideration is named in transform  tho nominal .um of $1 is to be understood.  Nelson.  Jan 10���������  Supporter���������Maurice Chabinaux to J P  Schultz.  Ked Cap���������A E Gallupe to Fred Adie. J, $150.  I'ainter���������H H Donogh to li D Ingrainm, ,}.  Glencairn���������C R Robertson to A McCreory,  $100.  Minnic���������W H Beard to J J Hargreaves.  Hen llur���������J VV Howard to Anna M Shaw, J.  Jan 18���������  St Louis���������U McCulloch to J Rogers, $200.  belfast���������T A Gossott to W A Strutt. I, ?10.  Tamarac,   Dinner Ducket, Octopus fraction,  Racatam.   Magnet���������Notice  of.bond from  D  Campbell,  E.  N. Bouche and J. \V. Handlen  to J. St Clair Blackett and II D Morkell.   -  ^^SallviAnn���������.G.Moorc_to_T_JsKirkliani,$35.   Kinpriss of India���������A Meyers to J Shunnon, 1,  $25. , ���������  Wellington Bell���������J Rillcy to T J Kickliam, 1  $50. . c -.  Empress of India���������J Caron to T J Kickliam,  i, *25U.  ��������� Hamill���������G W Urquhart to J Stewart.  Inverness���������Same to Same.  Aberdeen���������A Urquhart to J Stewart.        '-���������  Jan 10��������� ��������� . ���������   ���������_ "  Johannesburg, Kimberley. and Transvaal���������II  M Billings to W Donaldson, 1, $1500.  Casiiier���������J J Perkins-, P Perkins and II S  Sinkam to W.E Gurd, bond, $130 down, $1350  March 1, 1897.  Surprise, Goodenough���������A Goyetto to D Boyer  1  4;^oo ,���������   -  ' Pearl T���������V Short to B K -hort, i, $5������.  Starter���������E II Ragland, claim of 1 interest.  Silver King���������3 J Smith to J A Stevenson, J.  Jan 20- ���������      '   '  Aberdeen, Inverness, Hamill���������James Stuart  O.L.S. to North Fork Mining Co, Ixl, $125,000,  Chenango, Bald Eugle���������C B Dunning to F  Sibling,'1-20, $100.  * Blissard���������C B Londcn to H Cuthbert.  Ben J���������S J Tunstall to A Williams.  Gem���������A E McNaught.en to A Williams.  Gold Bug, Hunter, Raven���������D 11 Gibson to A  Williams all iu lirst two and half in lost.  Raven���������J E Fox to D B Gibson, J.  Honita���������A Zctler to A l__ewin, J.  Gold Bug���������A Zetler to "A I.ewin, \.  Same���������R Meistcr to A Zctlur, *.  Jan 21��������� .      - ���������    '  Cyclone���������II W Perks to A Mcdonald, J.  Pitsburg���������E S Jlabee to A Mcdonald. \.- '  Garafraxo. Caledonia���������D W Skinner to A  MHcduimld, i. $125.  Snow-lido���������P J Shields to H F Dodd. J.  Silver Chief��������� \V D Sinehan lo J Sinehan, l.~, ���������  ���������'   Belfast���������ii K Leeson to J -iuehan, h.  Liverpool,   London,    Belfast,   Silver  Chief.  Shields. Calgary, Snowslide���������J Sinehan to R F  Dodd.  Jan 22- - -  Alaska���������VT Moore to G Gurd and A Cairns.  Deadwood���������\V Moore to G Gurd and A  Cairns, bond, $3000 1 year and ono tenth of all  shares. * .  Maggie West, Gilt Edge frac���������G McComb to  E L Stevens and J Iteith, $100.  Lillian Ray. Venture Gracic C, M C & T.  Gem, Little Chief-J M Miller. M F Chesnut,  G >* Taylor to Old Gold Quartz and Placer Mining Company, $1,500,000.  NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session for an net to  incorporate a compauy with power to,  construct, equip, operate aud maiutain,  cither standard or narrow gauge railways,1  for the purpose of conveying passengers,,  freight and ore from a-point at or uear'  Kevelstoke, on the Cauadiau Pacific 1 ail-  road, thence northward following the  valley of the Columbia river to a point at  or uear the junction of Cauoe river; and  with power to construct, equip, operate  and maiutain branch lines aud all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries.  wharves, dock?, and coal bunkers; aud  with power to build, owu, equip, operate  and maiutain steam and other vessels nnd  boats; and with power to build, equip,  operate and maiutain telegraph and telephone lines in connection with the said  railways"ar-d branches, and to generate  electricity for the supply, ot light, heat  and power; and with power to expropriate  lands for the purposes of the compauy,  tiud to acquire lands, bonuse?, privileges  or other aids from any government, municipality or other pet sons or bodies corporate, and to make trallic or other arrangements withinilway, steamboat or otlier  companies: aud - with power to build  wagon riiiiils to be"used in construction  of such railways, aud in advance of the  same, and to levy and collect tolls from  all parties using and on all freight pass-  ing���������over���������any-such _-i-oads-built~by���������the-  ccimpany, whether built before or. after'  the passage,-, the act hereby applied for, *  and with all other usual, necessa o, or incidental rights, powers or ptivileges as  may be necessary or incidental or conducive to the attainment of the^ above  objects, or any of them.  Dated at the city of Victotia this 14th  day of November, A. D. 1890.  HUNTER & DU I-**.'1,  465.21-11.6   Solicitors for the'Applicants.  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND   WESTMINSTER  <;k.m:i{ai_   rouMti.it.s,   r.st;i\  l-A'.K'a,  ltOll.i:it   MAKERS,  and -Innnfacfurcts of  -N    < I A..M.S   Ol' MACHIXEItT.  Stw Mill fc-d Miiiii.e AVoik a  "Specially.  Al.l_  HOIIK  4'IAItA.>Tl:i.lt  Keep in Stock a Kull  Supply of En  Killed-'und Mill Supplies, Hping  . and Fittings,   Brass Goods,  tin 111 Fittiigs, Kte.  l-.'tin litis ftr L'oihn-- and  engine  onnppIieiilir.il,      0  Mail   Orders    Receive        Prompt  Attention.  Telephone ;uo.   P.O. Drawer 4 n  AVENUE.  VAisrooirvEE, _b. o.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company  at Vancouver, aud are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  m   XonfconlDUl  ^   development ano  -TlMnincj 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.  .. Thc 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 ofthe 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,  Barristcr-at-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.     OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the ollice of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson,  or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  CMADM PACIJTC KAILWAY  ���������AIETI*.   SOO   PACIFIC    _RO"CJTE_  ._ortest ant. Quickest Route io  . Pacific Coast and Eastern Mats.  St, Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  _R.__.T_3S TIE--- LO'W-ST.  Greatest Variety of Routes, Rail aid Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, .it, 9.'_0 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental tiainsat Kevelstoke.  Passengers for points north and south of llobgou will^ leave on the   9:30 train.  J. HAMILTON,.,       H. J_..MACDONELI.;   ,.  -__GE0...31.(jl,_BKO-WN,___--  A_i*iit, Nelson.  Trav. Fret, arid Pass, Alt!.. Wlsnn.       Dist. Tass. Ant. Vnnomno  S. J. REINER.  J, F. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  ���������,'OI ami 20. Till: ItWOK-UY,  S_=0"K:____Sr"E3.       - 0   WASH.   :_J>->1 .  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  ..Mine Incorporator- und Brokers  Will rurvliaso or I'urnlsli Money In !������(������������������  v������'l������i> C.ti������������tl l"r������|H*rllvs. first Class t'on-  iirclluiis In ICaslrrii f.'llii's iiikI I.oihIoii.  Wrllr us before pl-cliii; your iiroiiorly  315 d 316   ROOKERY  s_?o_s:__isri;_,    r    *w_*_.s_3:.  Own you'i* houses. Coinpany will  ;us.sist in erecting housus for borrowuis  and in paying off amounts reqtiii-ed lo  clear title, and does a genera.! loaning  business on real estate security.  As an example, ������11.34 payable  monthly will repay in 6 years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $fi00.  Apply to >V. .1. .M.-���������l������0-A_I>.  General -Kent. .Velxon  t'l-HM-Btt A Hlllyrr Block, 52rl  Notice ot Di8.-luti.il of C'oiiartuersliip. '  The partnership heretofore, e_i_tinij between James A. Gilker and Frances B. Wells,  doing a cent', furnishing business at Itcvel-  stoke and Xelson. British Columbiu, under the  firm name ot Gilker & Wells, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent.  Witnesses: Fit VXCIS A. WELLS.  It. It. Moc'liEAK. "      J. A. GILKEK.  IlOHKKT A. IlKSWICK.  Dated, Nelson.'British Columbia, Jan. lGth 1SU7.  C. F. CLOUGH & CO.  (INCORPORATED-)  MINES ANO STOCK BROKERAGE.  MEMBER   SPOKANE    STOCK   CXCHANC-.  ���������Ieail ������nice���������Spokane. VVnsliiiijtlou.  f KfisHlnnil. It. C.  Br.-incli Offices   [   Turoulo. Outi;rio.  ' I. Moulreal, l'auad_.  523    -Write for onr Weekly Market Keport  International Naviptioi;  anfl Trafling Co., Ld.  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER, B.C.  WINTER SERVICE,  1896-7       ���������  This Company's new Steamer International leaves Kaslo 7:30 a. m , for  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour and Nelson. Returning, leaves Nelson 3:30 p. m.,  ou all week days.  JAS. WAUGH,    GEO. F. HAYWARD,  Purser. Master.  rptXTACars of Bedroom Suits and Dining  4.  ff yj "Rnrvm   Pnrmtnrft  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� t  niVni1 *^ar ������f Mattresses and Upholstered  U4.N JU Furniture  These Goods Will Be Offered at: Advantageous Prices  For Cash.    Special Rates to Hotels- am'  LAE-E 00NSTGNMEKT 0E-WALL PAP> RS    Tl  Wfn A HTUITP k\ Pfl  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES- W. llltilAIIIUA ������*UU.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway-  TIME CARDINO. !.  Goinc Wkst. Daily- Going Kast.  Leave COO a. m.   ICaslo . Arrive 3.50 p.m.  '���������     H.rWa. m.   South Fork      "     3.15 p.m.  "     9.30a.m.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15.p.in.  " "'9.51a.m.   Whitewater     "      2.00 p.m  "    10.03 a. m.   Hear Lake '       l-18n.ri_  "    10.18 a.m.   Mc6ui������nn "      1.3 p.m  "   10.30am.   Uaiiey's   . "      1.21 p.m  "    10.39 a. m.   Junction" "      1.12 p.ni  Aro.   10.50 a.m.   Sandon Lcove   1.00 p.m  Subject to chanjje without notice.  For   rates  and  inforn'ptinn   epp >   at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVIXG, K. W. BRYAN.  2811   Traitlc Manager. Superintendent.  Farley & Simpson  In  new and commodious quarters on Baker  ��������� Street,    two   doors   west   of   Post   Oflice,,  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  F. J. Farley and F. Simpson & Co.. hare  consolidated and n,o*w have one of the most  complete stocks in the Kootenay District.  Fresh Goods    m     Great Variety  EAST BB WEST  THE   SURVEVOR-   CHAIN   MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  . TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE  It Ix flic .Must Modern in _Kf|iil|iineiil.  It irttlu; Ili-iivieittjtiiili.fi i.i|le.  It bus a Kock-lliilliiHl Uoadhc-il.  II Crosses So Snutl llcssrrlfi.  K Is  tlie only Hue   ltwiiiiiiis   Luxurloii*  -I ub  Kooui Curs.  It Is .Votril for (he Coiirlcsy of lis Emiiloyes.  It is the Only Line Serving .tlciils  ������u llie  11 lit <'.-ii-t������0.ri������n.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IX AMERICA BV DAYLIGHT.  Atlrnotive Tours dm ine Sen.on of  Navigation on Groat Lakes via Diilntlriu  (���������oimcclion with -J.igm'ficeiit Passenger  Steamers Nortliwest and Northlnud.  Kor maps, tickets and complete intoi million  call on or nddross AKeiits, K. ic S. Ky., C. & K.  _. iNav. Co., N. & F. S. Ry., or  _. V.. lll.VO.V, General -grill.  - S|iokalie, IVunIi.  V. I. WIHT.MJV. ������. |������. .1 T. A..  .S.il  *������l.  I'iiiiI. Mlmi.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  CO.  (LlJtlTKD  TIME CARO No. 10  In    l-.ITect   .|inif*l Slli. is'.Hi.  ui:ii:i>ToiiK inn.i:-Mn ������������������<��������� *���������?, 1, >,,  Leaves An-o'A-liciid for Nakusp Itobtion nnd  Truil .Mondiiys, Wcdncsdaj1- unci Fridays ������r  7 p. 111. .  ��������� Lenves Trail for Kobson, Nuluisp, Ar ow  head and Canadian l'aoific Kailway poinls  (east and west) Tuesdays, '1 liursdav. and  calm-days al 4.30 p.m.  ' Connection is made at Hobson  with C. & K  Ky. for jNul.nn and Koolenay Luke points.  -OHTIiroiM-.TRAlI.   IMHiTK  Sicaiiier "l.yllim."  Leaves Trail for Northport Daily" except  Sundays at 8 a. 111., 1-tiinuiiK to Trail sumo  evening.  Connects at Noilhport  villi S.  F. & N  liy  for Spokane. ,  i\F.I.SO.\.K.l������I.O KOIiTi:.���������**_sir Kokanee."  Leaves  Nelson  for Kaslo Daily i���������ri nt Sun  days at 4:10 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nclsoir Dailv  except Sun  days at-:00 a.m. -       " '  The riRht is reserved to change this schedule .  at any time without notice.  For tickets, r;uos. ...Ic, apply at Company's  ollice, Nelson.  T. ALLAN,  Secrolary.  J. \\\ TltGUP,  jManagcr  EDISON'S. BIOSCOPE  and NOVELTY 00MPANY  Will not   be   able  to   show   in   Nelson tonight as  contemplated.  A date will  be set in the near future.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  - The only all rail rout. without - change  of cars between Uelson 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 River aud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus withStage  Daily.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  HOOMS    I't.lSTE-E-    IV   Il.lJft   FI.MSH.  m;������_y fiicm.iiek. ,.. 45  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop.    FRONT ST., KASLO. B. 0.  _- -


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