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The Miner Apr 3, 1897

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Array D5__^������g_fc_ra. -wj^ p.ciH_.,.u_w  1  Whole 'NuMi-Ei- 345.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, April 3, .1897.  Price Five Cents  Sensational Charges Made by  r t the Opposition.  PROBABLE    DOWNFALL    OP-,THE  ,'.-..*'   -' GOVERNMENT-'  ._���������  Millions Iter Useless ltailways.���������I.teiitciiitiil  Uoveruor ft'cwdney's Cmmcclloii-Willi  the Columbia nud Western Kiiilway.���������  Chlcr .lusllcc linvie Uoasle.l hy a iKe-ii-  hcr ������f llie House.��������� Williams' Allark. ,  Victoria, April 2.���������[Special] A trcinoiidous  sensation has heen caused by startling revelations of Williams iu liou.se yesterday afternoon  in speech on tlie budget. The sliuoinoiit.will  be received with astonishment, by people'of  Hritisli Columbia and beyond the confines of  the province it will create a profound sensation.  Williams -dixtinotly charged and produced  documentary..testimony ..to .siibstantiatc-i.Uio"  startling indictment that thc Uciitenant-govei'-"  nor of Hritisli Colii'mbia with connivance and  assistance of his responsible advisors, subverted  provisions of an act of the legislature, anil tlmt  the lieutenant-governor, sat as director at a  meeting the Columbia and AVestorn railway  company,"which'"corporation received' 10,000  acres .of.;land. per mile frpirf the province and  under the proposed railway aid nut is lo receive  further grant of $100,000 in oa-ih, thus subordi-  .nating high _,olllcial. position I o private ends.  "Williams spoke over two'hours and a half. I n  conclusion he said that lie .vdney as director of  the company Illed plans satisfactory to Dowcl-  ' ney.'- Kdgar Dewdney gives abend satisfactory  lo Dewdney and he issues crown grants satisfactory lo himself. The acl is'full of clauses  were matters are "left to thc decision of the  lieutenant-governor in council. He (Williams)  did not say the lieutenant-governor should not  be in a speculation of any kind, but nothing  justified his conduct in connection with the  Columbia and Western. Here we bad the  lieutoiiant-gov'ernor iii council invested with  authority to. accept" bonds as security from a  company of which thc lieutenant-governor wns  one of the directors. Language was not si rong  .cnoiiph td~-'dciu5unce -ii 'minister "Vvho would  staiul.such n"thing. Thcrc.wosno excuse; tlioy  were 'fullyiiware of the fact muViio language  was strong enough to denounce the conduct of  the ministry of this l-Voviticoin permitting such  a scandal. "I do not wish'.'.said Williams, "to  say one word disrespectful of thc lieutenant-  governor, but if lion. K. Dewrlnoy named as  one of the directors of this company is thc same  lion. E. Dewdney who is lieutenant-governor,  I am at^'a loss for .language slrong,onqugii to  use in connection "with'tliis-mat ter."  Victokia, April 2.���������[ripecial] Premier  Turner has introduced in tbe Legislative  Assembly "An* Act to authorize u public  loau of $2,500,000 for tbe purpose ot aid-  ing the construction of certain railways  mid-other public' works." ''Clause 8,  which specifies how the railways are tn  be aided runs as follows:  There is hereby granted for and in aid  of construction of the following railways  and to be paid out of monies raided under  -thia. act,..a sum not .exceeding "JAOOO for  .'eadi'DiileoI railway of tho uniform Range  of 'four "'feet .eight; and one-half inches,  viz:  (a) For   a   railway   from Penticton to  Boundary Creek district, approximately  100 miles"   in'.length;   (b) for a railway  from Butte Inlet.to (Juesnelle, approxi--  *"mately*_-i-0 nailes-i-He'ugtliy-ai.d,-^-~ -  (c) A'railway "from the Pacific coast  to Chilli wack., approximately CO miles'in  length.  Unless work is commenced on ,the railway within two > ears fiom the passage  _ of this act, aud duty diligently paid to  the satisfaction of the lieuteoant governor  in council, all claim to tho subsidy may  be-forfeite'd: .The subsidsy.isuot payable  .rintil the railway is .'completed, and in  running order* to the satisfaction; of the  governor in council, noruntil tbe security  guarantees satisfactoiy to the governor  .in council are given,to. continuous maintenance of operation. No subsidy will  be grauted to a company for which a  land subsidy has heretofore beeu granted  except ou condition . that the couipuuy  throw open all lands received by it to  public purchase on the same terms and  conditions as crown lands. The tariff [or  freight and passengers is to be -fixed by  the governor iu council.  Till-  UUDGl-T SPEECH. .  , YicTOiiiA,' April-  2. ��������� [Special.]���������Tho  'budget, speech was* delivered  to-day.by  Turner, the nuance mini-lc*. A'shoitage  at the eud of the fiscal  year is expected  ' put of the SSOOO.on'haud.. '��������� Next year  there probably  will"'be greater'receipts  -owing to "mining developments.   During  the last leu yeais the  revenue expanded  from $008;6S6 in 1887  to $1,288,000  expected in   1807, which is over 100 per  " cent.   The increase'is principally due lo  miuing:  '*''"-  FARMERS' MO-.lTG._C.I-3.  The government doesn't see the fuu in  taking over farmer's mortgages from loan  (jompanies to the amount of ������12,00',',COO,  " although they favor promoting tho welfare of that class. During the past 10  years *S591,044 was' spent in' public works  and the outlook for the revenue is so  good that tho government in the near  future will tako more works in hand.  Mr. Williams, member for Vancouver,  in. a-discussion that followed Premier  Turner's speech, cal led the budget an  -April-fool budget. .- He severely critized  the "government and cetsured Lieuten-**-  .ant-Governor Dewdney for being. financially interested in the Columbia-- and  Western railway wheu that road was  largely dependent upon the governor-iu-  "council for much assistance. He said:  It was a scandal that the government  allowed such a thing to be. lie remarked  that the bond given by the railway to  the government, sesuri .g the completion  pf the- raa4 ."ouglifc to be cancelled.  iVther/jt sbouid nev'..r have been rer  ceivod, as Heinzu made a deed- of his  smelter interests to the British Columbia  Smelting company. : The opposition is  trying to smash.' the governor .over this  Columbia "Western railway question.  * 'Victoria, April 3 ���������[Special] Replying  to Williams expose of Lieutenant-Governor Dewdney, Attorney-General Eberts  said in the' hou .e yesterday ' afternoon  Hint the governments was not aware that  Governor Dewdney was financially interested in the Columbia Western Railway  company,' that Dewdney waa uot a member of the compauy but was represented  by-proxy and Ihat'he'saw.no.good reason  why Hein'ze's bond "should notvbe accepted tis Heinze' had done much for tbe  development of the Province.  .V.VTjI-EJr'S ROAST.  Walkem roasted the government in a  two he nre speech. He- openly charged  Chief Justice Davie with haviug caused  the passage of an act for the revision of  the statutes, placing a large sum in the  estimates for the revision, aud then drawing up an; order in council appointing  himself (Davie)"as sole reviser. Walkem  also declared that the government was  completely controlled by Davie. ���������'  Chief Commissioner Martin and Rithet  of Victoria replied with speeches supporting thc government's position. - '  GREAT  -EXCITEMENT AT  VICTORIA. "  The sensational expose of Williams  and Walkem's. successful attack on*the  ���������government is the lopic'of tlie hour here.  ..Groups are.standiug"on'every street corner "discussing tlie impending downfall  of the Turner administration.  KILLED BY THE TRAIN.  ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE  IT. & I. S. RY.  .Seven  Trucks   ..laiitflcil  lhe  Holly or llie  I'lil'orliiiiutc man tu a l.iii.lllioii  ,. Itcyoinl Iti.t'OKiillioii.  '. A GOVERNMENT SEIZURE.  Lumber   llialcrs  lined  $.s.l.l  I'or  l.uiler-  .. valuing !m]>oi;t_.  ��������� Trati-. April 3.'���������[SpecialJ���������Kaake aud  Williams!;, wholesale plumber .dealers, for  undcrvaluingimportsto TTer "Majesty's  custom ollicial.., have been fined $800.  Tbe firms invoices _havo beeu seized.  Accident on Eie.l Mountain   Itoa<l.  Eossland, April 3.���������[Special.]���������O.wiug  to an accidenT'io a freight train on'the  Red mountain raihvay near thc O.K.  siding, the regular passjuger train was  prevented from reaching Northport  yesterday. No one was injured by the  accident. Trains are running" oii titne  to-day. ;  . ���������   ..'... Y..Y'--. ..-���������  The Suiircmc Court.  The supreme' court with Justice Mc-  Coll presidiug held a brief session in  Nelson Tuesday night but as all the cases  before that tribuual were from Rossland,  wheic really all. the .witnesses"presided,  court was adjourned-to that "city. Justice  McColl -will hear cases ia .Nelson ou  April 12.  A FATAL SN0WSLIDE.  A Slocan  Packer Instantly Killed.  OMicV'r.eVs "Notes from the  Slocai. District.  Special correspondence toTim Minim::  , KasIjO, April 2.���������James Edwards and  Tingloy Anderson, two packers engaged  in cairyiug supplies lo and ore from the  Surprise mine in the Slocau district were  carried down in a suowslide last week.  Edwards' hip was thrown out of joint  aud Anderson- was -killed.;. A searching  party was orgauized as quickly as possible  and Anderson's body was' discovered.  While conveying it to McGuigan siding,  on the K. & S. Ry., another slide occurred and the body?whs torn- away from  -themiaiid---ouly���������recovered-rafter���������great-  difficulty at-a point 200 or 800 feet further down the mountain side.  Until he received assistance, Edwards  suffered terribly. He piuckily succeeded  iu crawling" back to the trail in spite of  his dislocated hip and discomforturc from  cold. Me was almost insensible when  found. Medical assistance was procured  from Saudou as.'soon'.'a's. possible, and  every attention .wa3* given to the unfortunate man.    lie is'now-recovering.'"-;'  A strike of high grade galena is'reported in tlie Ibex mine. The ore is said  to be of considerable extent and will  assay JH LOO per ton.  Charles Arnold, who is well kuown to  miniug men in the .Slocau, is reported as  having experienced a serious illness at  homo near Manchester?1 England. He  will not be able lo leave fori British  Columbia for some considerable lime.  Much interest is being manifested in  mining properties on tlio south fork of  Kaslo creek. An effort will be made to  secure government aid to builda wagon  road to tho headwaters of that stream  during the comiug summer.  The volume of business continues to  increase at Kaslo and merchants here are  all doinga very profitable business.  Ore has been disooveied in the upraise  uow bei; g. driven in the Londou miue  near Bear lake, but iufoimation as lo  the extentaud value of the strike are at  present unobtainable.*  The ".Villi Horse Option;  The. following' letter addressed, to  Joseph A. Rogers appears on record in  the recorders office under date of March  30.      -    -  Nelson, V,. C,   March   24, '97���������Dear  Joe���������Enclosed yon  will please find bill  of sale and  receipt for recording,. etc.  We havo just signed an  option  on the  Wild Horse "claim for'GO days on  Satnr-  daylasi and consequently caunot. make  ont the biil of sale until after the option  j is either taken  up or  thrown  up.    The  I price for the "group is. S1S0.000 one half  i 00 days cash, one half SO days cash. ' So  tbis is the receipt of one halt of my share,  just the same as if you had bill of sale.  S. J. MlGlITON".  Wild Horse claim situated at Deer  Park, B.C.   ��������� -  The Trail Sinel'er.  TcaiIj, April o.���������[Spec.a!l Extensive  improvements are projected tor the smelter here. They consist of roasting fur-  ! naces "of large capacity. The method as  j adopted at Butte, Montana, ot roasting  i the ore in heaps is also to be dene exten-  ! sivelv. .   '-- -. '  Harry Smedley, a young man of 25,  was run over by a Nelson and Fort  Sheppard freight train last Tuesday noon  and killed. His remains, were buried in  Nelson on the same day.  It' appears that on the day mentioned  deceased iu company with S. II. Bernard  was walking along the railroad from  Northfork to Qnarlz Creek and were  within half a mile of their destination  when they "met two men walking in an  opposite direction. At that instant the  freight train, travelling at about the rate  of seven miles an hour, bore down upon  the men. aud they all clambered to the  top of the show bank at one side.of the  road to let .it pass. 'As the train got  oDnositethem, Smedley cried out:  "I'm going to got on." '  Suiting the action to his word?, he  jumped and caught the side laddcr,at the  rear of the front car. His balance was  not good for the momentum ot the train  broke his grip ou the ladder and for one  awful instant his companions saw him  grasping at thc air in' a vain effort to  recover his hold. In another moment he  was thrown upon the snow bank and  before the horrified bystanders could  move to his assistance, the unfortunate  man rolled under the wheels. Seveu  trucks passed over ��������� him before the train  could be slopped, grinding out his life  and mangling him' in a .most pitiful  manner.' The remaius .were placed on  the train and brotight to Nelson.  . 'Deceased was a miner.and prospector  and was recently a resident of Trail. Lie  leaves a father in Cliilliwaek and other  relatives in Toronto. 'The*inquest was  held on Tuesday night but was adjourned  so as to permit the introduction of further evidence by the railway emplpyes.  Tiie Itiiflili. ������r Muiii-limliUcH.  The following letter points out some  very undesireable features in the Water  Clauses Consolidation Bill, which'is, now  before . the . Provincial legislature,. by  which powers,.-. of'; municipalities, are  seriously threatened with .undesirablf,  abrogations.* -The .expressions Tot G. O.*  B. are well timed and worthy of perusal:  To tlio Editor of The jMixl-K.  Has it been noticed iu Nelson that the  Water Bill now in Committee lakes away  a great deal of the power of 'municipal  councils? -   "     .  Compare clauses 32, 33, 34 and 136 of  section 50 municipalities clauses act, 1896  with the'general scope, of part 4 of the  water act. The absolute rights of the  council are ��������� now made subject to an  appeal iu a summarily manner to a  supreme court judge, see (a���������100) and  are ' expressed as mutual and permissive  in section 112.  ��������� What have judges of the supreme court  to do with making contracts betweeu  corporations?_What_ nghtjias^a legislaL  ture after giving certain powers to municipal councils, afterward to give them to  companies? By. the time Nelson gets  a council your, citizens will realize that  the legislature has reserved all the  powers lhat municipal councils are  supposed to have. ''    G. O. B.  Tlie Elise Mine.  Since the reorganization of the Elise  miniug company which owns the Elise  mine ou -Wild Horse creek, that property has been extensively worked aud a  wider and richer pay .streak is the result.  There are about 00 tons ot gocd ore "'on  the dump awaiting shipment. A steam  hoist and pump will be placed iu position  at the mine ns soon as the condition of  the trial will:allow transportation.  EXTENSIONS ASKED F0K.  The  ������;iiiiiii.s-.\<'.iiiie  SyiiillcnU. or I.iiihIimi  Waul. More Time.  The Gunnis-Neame syndicate, holding  options on the Jumbo, Gertrude, Commander and Maryland properties at Kossland lias asked for a twenty days extension of time iu which" to close or reject  the deal. ' . '  The Jumbo company hns cabled to  London that the option will be extended  until April 20 upon the payment of $5000  by the syndicate, The Commander company has grauted tho time "without requiring any oash payment. The company  owning the Gertrude has received no  request for further time as the option on  that property does not expire until next  Tuesday. The president of the company  has stated, however, lhat no extension  will be granted except the syndicate puis  up mcluey according to the terms of its  contract.  ' TOAD MOUNTAIN MINES. -  and himself. The claim adjoins the  Democrat nnd is west of tbe Iroquis.  There are said to be three distinctive  ledges . tinning parallel; one 5-foot ledge  of copper ore; one 2-foot ledge of gold  and silver and one 2',-foot ledge of copper  ore. Work has been carried on all the  winter and there are now three men at  work besides the superintendent. The  mine belongs to the Primrose miniug  company.  The Pilot Knob group on Toad Mountain at the head of Hall creek, oue and  one halt miles beyond the Silver King,  is showing some fine ore. The ledge is  five feet and recent assays show results  rauging from $98 to $104.  CARRIES LOTS OF GOLD. ���������  The Kluckciirk Claim on Wild Ilorse Creek  I'niiliiiii.. High ,-nnle Ore.  The Blackcock claim on Wild Horse  creek, six miles from the Nelson and Fort  Sheppard railway is turning out to be a  valuable property. A shaft of twenty  feet has proved the vein to be more than  eleven feet wide and as depth is gained  _he value of the pay streak continues to  increase. The last assays ' made from  samples taken from the bottom of tbe  shatt gave !jiSl in gold, 12 ounces in  silver and 18 per cent. lead. There are  now about twelve inches of this ore and  about two feet of second class ore adjoining. Assays of surface rock gave Sj_(_i0.40  in gold, silver and copper.  The Blackcock is situated in the neighborhood of tbe Ymir and Elise mines.  PROMISES WELL.  Another Aiiis.vorth"Mine  Will Soon .loin  the 1,1st of-Shippers.  Work ou the Star mine, one and one  half miles from Aiusworth, is progressing  steadily and last Sunday the ledge  doubled in width. Superintendent For:  rest declares that the width of the ledge  is now 36 inches and an assay shows  $67.70. There has been a marked improvement since last Sunday and from  preseut indications, Mr. Forrest thinks  that a large body of ore will open within  the next 20 or 25.feet. A very crude test  at concentrating gave a result of $68.83  but the ore properly handled will pro-,  bably concentrate 3 to 1. The mine is  owned by the Ainsworth Miuing and  Smelting compauy which baa its headquarters in Nelson.  A SUCCESSFUL TEST.  The  Low  Grade Ore of thc Le Roi  Mine Contains Free  .*---��������� " Gold.  Another and more thorough test of ore  from the Le Roi mine, Rossland, bas  been made at the O. K. stamp mill. The  three samples tried were of twenty, ten  and twenty' tons each, the ore in each  case . being as free from sulphides as  could be taken from the dump. The  followiug are lhe details of each test:.  tkst no. 1.  ��������� Net dry weight of, ore, pounds, 38,083.20, or  19 ilSU-2000 tons.  Value of crude ore per ton, $8.00  Gold and silver saved on plates*    77 4(!  Value ot concentrates     1117  Total value saved  llil 2_  .^1 'er-centage of cxtraction-Tfi. 12,-=-- ���������- ������������������  ~ TKST NO.  2.  XcL dry   weight of ore. pounds, (1,5.0.30, or  fl l..l--2000toiis.  Value oC crude ore ]>cr ton. ������10.40.  Oold and silver saved on plates    HA 90  Value of .concentrates    20 37  Total value saved  ' (Mi 27  for centagc of extraction i'a.iZ  test xo. 3.  Xct dry weight ot ore, pounds, 13,1100.12, or  21 1JM0-2000 tons.  Value i>er ton of crude ore. $8.40.  flold and silver saved on plates    8li 3.*>  Value of concentrates - 73 30  Total valuo saved  15!) 71  Percentage of extraction 8(1.113.   - ���������  SDOIAHV.  ��������� Net weight of three tests, pounds 102.-I29.0S or  51 4_.)-2lKX) ton...  Value ot crude ore per ton, per battery sample  SS.MJ.  Gold saved on plates 3200 5!)  Silver saved on plates....'"      3 12   2.1 01  Value of gold in concentrates 127 UO  silver "             5 43  "    -  copper" "       ....     7 ill   111 21  Total value mi veil '  315 25  1'er ventage of exlruction   7(1.1.     Itiilio of  concentration (i'J to I.  Average of free gold saved on plates, ������1.00  per ton.  The  tailings  from   the three tests assayed  respectively per ton ������1.80, $5.20 and S3.10.  The fineness of the^gold saved on the  plates ranged from 015 to 653, The fineness of silver ranged from 347 to"374.  Captain Hall, superintendent of the  the Lel.oi, expresses the opinion that  the faot of the ore being largely free  milling is*now clearly established and he  recommends the erection of a 200 ton  mill by .his company. It is estimated  that there are 35,000 tons,, of ore ou the  Lel.oi dump that may be successfully  milled.  IH.vcloimient Work 1'rovca That They are  ISecomins "Very Valu.-iMc.    .  A'strike is reported on the ttoldendale  mine on Toad Mountain.   Superintendent Frank Morse was iu the city last  Wednesday and showed an assay certiS-  i cate of recent date to a representative of  | the Minek which stated that the results  obtained on two assays were respectively  821.19 antl ���������" $2-������>.33   in   gold   and, silver  alone, uo assay having been made for the;,  copper.     Mr. Morse states that the sam-'  pies from   which the   assays were made  I'rcltfliliiis; in the Okanogan.   -  The officials of the C.P.R.. have permitted no delay iu arranging the freighting service from Penticton to various  points beyond the railway iu the Okanogan aud. Boundary creek districts. Six  four-horse teams are now regularly em-  :'ployed delivering goods at Greeuwood,  Anaconda, Fairview, Keroneos * and  other outlying points. . The service will  be conliuued to the Bouudary creek district until the Peaticton-Boundary rail-  wav is built.  HURRAH FOR TURNER.  THE GENERAL PUBLIC FL00K TO  ,.  HIS SUPPORT.  A   -.iinil_������r   <>r  Mr.   llonxton'M    WliM'im.  Frienils lire Turned Uiiwu.���������Trouble  In llie Houston Cmiip.  C'oliisig foal nt Itock Creek.  Development work on a uumber of  coal seams in the Rock creek district  near Greenwood City is being vigorously  prosreuted with tbe most satisfactory  results and ihere is reason to believe  that the deposits are extensive. As the  coal is of a quality that will make ex-  of the district  As tho time approaches for the election  of Nelson's first mayor and board of  aldermen, the interest manifested by  electors becomes greater. Without solicitation, scores of voters representing  every profession, business and occupation that can be found ia the city have  pledged themselves to Mr. Turner and  his fellow candidates. ..They are opposed  to Mr. Houston in every particular and  with quiet, yet firm determination will  use all legitimate means to prevent him  beiDg elected. They want a business  administration and fully recognize the  fact that Mr. Turner and those who will  be nominated ou his ticket are the best  capable to further their desires.  The Turner supporters have perfected  a thorough organization among themselves for campaign purposrs aud at  every meeting that has been held at the  committee rooms over the Bauk of  British Columbia there has been a large  and representative utteodauce. . The  residents of addition "A" are particularly  active in opposing Mr.- Houston because  they apparently feel that he,while a delegate at Victoria during the passage of  the net incorporating Nelson as a municipality,, did his utmost to prevent that  portion of the town from beiug included  withiu the city limits.  During-the week the Houston faction  has held several caucuses for the nomination of aldermen and it is said that  six have beeu selected as candidates to  the everlasting discomfiture of several  who'were virtually promised the honor.  Among the number who were ungratefully turned .down, are some ot Mr.  Houston's old-time friends who staunchly  supported him aud his paper in the early  days when such support was much  needed. They don't have much to say  regarding the treatment they have experienced, but their actions and manners  speak louder than words, and the inference is that they " won't do a thing to  Houston on election day."  It may be accepted as almost a certainty that two gentlemen who have been  nominated as aldermen by the Houston'  faotion will at some time prior to nomination day publicly repudiate any connection with the ticket. -���������--.-..  A number of reputable citizens are  highly indignant at remarks tbat are  said to have been made by Mr. Houston  concerning their comparatively short-  time of residence in Nelson, which  applies to Canadians and Englishmen  alike. These gentlemen will probably be  instrumental in calling a public meeting  at the Fire Hall for tho purpose pf publicly protcciing their characters aud  denouncing Mr. Houston for his uncalled  for utterances.  The general public deplore the fact  that interest iu tbe election has suuk to  such low level. In- the meantime the  Turner element is particularly.careful to  say or do 'nothing that will rellect personally in auy way upon Mr. Houston.  ���������Faith-in-Mr.���������'i'urner's-integrity_and_  ability is increasing. Electors appear to  realize that the contest is one of more  than ordinary gravity. "Gradually but  snrely the opinion is gaining that Mr.  Turner represents no faction, clique or  sect and that he is really the people's  choice.  NEWSPAPERS AND FREE GOLD.  ,___           . , cellent coke, the people  were not picked specimens but an aver-J are taking a lively interest in the develop  age of  the  rock picked ^up by his men ! ment.  Slm-mi lily   is Coiiinieiirlng  lo Itccomc u  Lively Itti .ln.-i._. Centre.  Special Correspondence to The Minkk.   -.-  StjOcak Guy, April 1.���������Slocan City  will shortly have three weekly newspapers. The "News," cstablised some  time ago by C. A, Young, will have competitors in the " Pioneer" to be started iu  a few days by Messrs, McFadden &  Cowau, formerly of Anaconda, and another one to be edited by Mr. LaugstafT,  late of the Sandon "Paystreak."  Numerous-new business houses have  been opened here recently.  Gething <fc Henderson have to suspend  work on the construction of tlieir uew  hotel, the Arlington, owing to the scarcity  of lumber.  Messr?. Bradshaw aud Clough of the  Post Ollice store are doubling the size of  their building. " The facilities of the  Post Oflice have also been considerably,  improved.  . 11. A.' Hicks of the Hicks hotel.bas  returned from a trip to the Coast. He  has arranged to greatly enlarge his building here.  Slocan City is certainly commencing to  boom.v Every boat brings men lookiug  for business opportunities.  ��������� Building operations are greatly delayed owing to lack of lumber and otlier  buildiug material.  - A music hall is to be established here  in tbe upper portion of the .Linton and  Ale-drum building.-  It is generally understood here that  the C.P.1-. company's new boat will be  launched Eometime nest week. In the  meantime the steamer Hunter is reaping  a golden harvest.  E. C- Graham and Johu P. Driscoll  recently sold their mineral claim Mas-  todin, situated just back of the Brandon  townsite to W. A. Campbell of Kossland.  The consideration was nominal "in the  bill ot sale but it Ls understood a fair  price was realized.  Notwithstanding tbe snow is .still deep  in the  mountains   and   a   considerable  quantity still exists ou the flats a few  locations are made every week. On the  18th inst. Angus McLeod located thc  Divide claim situated between SpriDger  and Lemon creeks, and on March 23rd  inst. L. H. McLean located tbe D������l  Monte on Lemon creek.  J. II. Woolery and Dan Sutherland  made a strike last Saturday on the west  side of Slocan lake within a mile of  Slocan City which has caused considerable excitement, in towu. They have discovered a vein of mineral carrying a large  quantity of free gold. The specimens  taken from the ledge are certainly the  richest ever seen in tbis camp. Numerous claims are now being staked iu the  vicinity of the find.  THE TRAIL-ROBSON ROAD.  The i:\leiiHloii ������r That M*e H.I CalHiMblit  Ulvtr llrhlxe Soon to hie Built.   Thau,, April 3.���������[Special]' Rails for  the Trail-ltobson extension of the'Columbia and Western railway . are ' now ''at o  Colfax awaiting, shipment to Trail. The  work of grading is being done as*fast as  possible and the road will be finished by  May 15 and in perfect running order by  June 1.  It is expected here that work on the  biidge across the Columbia river will be  commenced sometime next December.- _  If the $4000 a mile subsidy of railways  as proposed by the government can be  made lo apply to the Trail-Penticton  line, the Columbia and Western railway  will be built without, delay via Robson  to Christiana lake, Midway and Greenwood City. ,  .   .   "-._.  The Exchequer Vein Tupiit-T.  Word was received, this morning from  the Exchequer mine on Toad mountaiu  that the vein was tapped by the shift at  work last night in the' cross- out tunnel.  At a distance of 173 feet the result of  blasting'showed 18 inches of fairly good  ore consisting of galena, copper and iron.  The strike was made at a' depth of 125  feet from the surface. General Manager  Kelly is having samples of (he ore tested.  He expects results that will soon plnce  the Exchequer ou a shipping'basis. - -  l_c Rat Plvtilen-I.     _  At a meeting of tbe LeRoi Mining and  Smelting company at Spokane last Saturday evening, a dividend of 825,1X1) was  declared, making a total' of $350,000 ��������� to  date. '  LOCAL  NEWS.  The Happenings of the Week   in  Kelson and  the Immediate ,_  Vicinity.  W. A. Macdonald, Q'C, bas returned  from a trip to Brandon, Manitoba.'  C. W. West lias" taken charge of tho.  steam tug Kuslo for lowing purposes,,  ou Koolenay hike. ,  The regular meeting of the 'Ladies  Hospital Aid will be held Alonday afternoon, April 5th, at 3 p.m. iu the Church  of England.  Tbe steamer International has been  laid off the Nelson-Kaslo ruu and is  undergoing a thorough overhauling.  She will be placed on her usual run next  week..        .* . ,      ....         It is said that Mr. Harry Abbott, formerly general superintendent ot the  pacific division of the C. P. It. -will, engage extensively in business connected  with mining.   ���������  D. R. Council, of the C.P.R. telegraph  otlice, has obtained the services of J.  Poquette, formerly passenger brakeman  on the Columbia and Kootenay railway,  as assistant operator. -.  Owing to tberise in the price of nitro- -  glycerine, the   manufacturers "of giant  powder have   raised   the   price   ot that  articlelO per cent.   The rate now quoted  to jobbers is 17 and 21.  The present uumber of freight cars in  use ou tho Nelsou-Kobson railway are  insutlicicut to accommodate the increasing busiuess between this city and Columbia river points. As a result, four extra  freight cars will be brought down from  Arrowhead by the next steamer.  The Dominion custom officials are now  comfortably established in their uew  quarters iu ihe Selous block nt the corner  of Stanley .aud Victoria streets. Tho.  change should have = been made long  since as the offices formerly occupied  were entirely inadequate for the great  volume of business tbat is transacted by  the department.  The .Hi ii lux Association.  Some time during the middle ot next  week Alessrs. Croasdaile, Proctor and  Alaun of the Kootenay Mining Protective  Association will go to liossland for the  purpose of obtaining, if possible, the cooperation of the principal mining men of  tho Trail Creek district. It is the desire  of the members of the association that its  sphere shall become general in Kootenay  and so bring all districts within the scope  of its intentions.  UohnIiiikI Ore at Nelson.  Over twenty car loads of War-Eagle  ore has been received and treated during  the last 8 or 10 days by the Hall mines  smelter and from fifteen to twenty tons  are being received daily. Superintendent  Johnson states that it is a, very easy  smelting ore and works very nicely with  the Silver King product.  Klrli Strike at the roornian.  A strike has been made ou the  White mine, one of the Poorinaii  group on Eagle creek. A soam from  one-half lo three-quarters of an inch  in thickness was found tbis week, and  is, according to a. specimen exhibited,  at the store of J. A. Turner, half gold. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL .3, 1897.  IJtc Jfftncr.  THEMINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to anyaddress iu Canada or  the Uni'tdSlatei foi oneyear on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT   ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertcdatthe rafeofS3 per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate oj /J cents per nonpareil  tine first insertion,and io cents per line foi  each lubsequent insertion. Advertisement,  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address] of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDDISS  THB Mil.*-- PRINTING __ PUBLISHING Co  NELSON.    B.C.  Miners and ^f  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  (IIS)   All of wliich arc First Class Foot Wear.  *  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V.St,A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethcrn invited.  SATURDAY, APRIL 3,1897.  THE ELECTION.  If wc remember correctly it was  Aristides who,many hundreds of years  ago, said: "The character of a city is  known by the character of the men it  crowns."  The wise and gifted orator's words  particularly apply to the election of  Nelson's first Mayor and Board of  Aldermen.  As to the office of Mayor, the  electors of this city will shortly have  the opportunity to select between a  man whose integrity, stability and  enterprise have made him independent  in the. business he chose to follow, and  ono whose best qualification is a frothy  and short-lived enthusiasm. One has  clearly defined liberal, sound and fixed  principals; the other is as changeful as  a weather vane. The merits of Mr.  Turner and his fellow candidates are  daily becoming more and more recognized.and established. Even those iri  the camps of the. enemy can. find no  plausible reason for objecting to them.  With the office seekers of the othe*'  side, however, the case is different.  The lash of the bciss lias been vigorously applied ahd his few supporters  .-.redoing as they are told with much  gullability arid meekness. The enthusiasm���������doubtless born of a desperate . anxiety to finger that $..0,000,  which the boss exhibits���������at first be-  "sliglftlyli-f^tioTr^'with^thbse  Houston exhibited in the sale of his  newspaper and its principals to the  man whose political career lie had  fought with more persistaney than in  anything else he has ever undertaken,  is another example of his inconsistency.  But why enumerate further! Tho  people of Nelson are not wanling in  intelligence nor memory, and the  Minkk has no desire to refer unnecessarily to the shortcomings of any man,  although it will never flinch from its  duty in reflecting public sentiment, or  hesitate to work for the good of  Nelson.  RAILROAD SUBSIDIES.  A telegram from the Mix Kit's Victoria correspondent furnishes tho information that Premier Turner has  asked the Legislative Assembly to  authorize a loan of $2,500,000 with  which to subsidise tho construction of  proposed railways in various districts  in the Province. The systems to be  assisted are three in number and include a line from Penticton to the"  heart of the Boundry Creek district,  appoxiinatcly 100 miles in length; from  Butte Inlet to Quesnelle, a distance of  two hundred and thirty miles; and  from tidowate to Chilli.vack, a distance of-sixty miles.  As there can be no question concerning the great value of the mineral  deposits in the vicinity of Boundry  creek, the extension of the Shuswap  and Okanogan line to that district  cannot be accomplished too soon. Its  construction is worthy of the reasonable assistance which the government  proposes to give.  So far as the other subsidies are  concerned, there is not a vestige of  legitimate reason, at the present time,  that thc roads should be built. To  subsidize them according to the  premier's plan is a wickd waste of  public money.  The Butte Tnlet���������Quesnelle route  would traverse a country which, so  far as is known, consists of unwatered  bench lands covered with bunch grass  and only fit for grazing purposes. The  agricultural area tributary to the road  would be decidedly limited in extent  and can be found only in patches  along the Chilcotin river. Excepting  the few placer miners and Chinese in  and around Quesnelle, there are not  100 settlers in that wild^and desolate  region.  The road from tidewater to Chilli-  wack would be in the valley of the  Fraser river, a stream navigable at all  seasons of the year and along the  banks of which is the main line of the  C.P.R. The granting of public money  to aid the construction of another  railway in the district is absolutely  indefensible.  Tt is to be hoped that the members  of thc.legislature will manfully resist  this further-attempt to bankrupt the  Province. From such a "vigorous  railway policy" may they and the  good Lord deliver us.  respect Nelson has heen classed with  Vernon, Golden aud Donald,  while ,' comparatively inconsequential  places like Barkerville, in the northern  portion of Cariboo district, will receive  $500 for the same purpose.  It was expected by many that after  such strong representations as have  been made liy petitions and the public  press, the establishment of a Land Registry office at Nelson was one of thc first  really important matters that would  bo provided for in the estimates. Unfortunately, luiwover, the common  desire of all the people of South Kootenay has been entirely ignored, and,  from now on, we may expect no  change from the excessively annoying"  and clumsy practice of the Victoria  office.  In the meantime, the public money  is to be wasted, in meeting demands  created- by an ihconsistant railway  policy in the past; upon the appointment of another dummy for thc  ministerial benches; upon the increase  of salaries of departmental clerks at  Victoria and for junketing trips to  Kamloops, Ottawa and England.  For the year beginning on the first  day-of June next, Premier Turner  estimates that the receipts will be  $1,2SS,0S9.45 and thc expenditure  $1,500,705.10, or a deficit of $278,075.05.  In view of the fact that this Province  is fairly launched upon a tide of prosperity such as it has never before  known, the prospects lor reducing the  public debt cannot be considered other  than decidedly remote as long as the  clique that now has control of public  affairs remains in power.  came  who took pride in remarking that he  had more brains than themselves.  With masterly logic they declared:  "It will be all right to elect Turner's  opponent if we have enough reputable  business men on the board of aldermen to prevent hiin doing anything  reckless." '  The main issue of this campaign is:  Will the. electors of Nelsbn vote for  Mr. Turner and their own interests, or  will they vote for Mr. Houston ano  Mr. Houston's interests'-'  '.  If Mr. Houston cannot conduct his  own business ventures to advantage it  is not.to be supposed that his attempt  to direct the affairs of this city would  result any more successfully. The  comparative new-comers may not  know, but those who have been here  for a considerable length of time are  fully aware of the many failures that  the opponent of Mr. Turner has made  as a promoterof certain enterprises.  As one of the principal organizers of  the South Koolenay Board of Trade,  Mr. Houston's enthusiasm was decidedly short-liyed. Occupying the position he did in connection* with that  association, it would seem- that properly directed efforts would hav6  resulted in great benefits for Nelson  and the surrounding district. The  Board has, however, elapsed into a  condition of apathy* and .us'elessness,'  and no one appears to know what has  become of the valuable furniture which  the subscribers' money purchased.  As editor of the Tribune, Mr.  Houston bitterly fought the application of Mr. F. S. Barnard for a charter  to supply the town of Nelson with a  waterworks system. He succeeded  sufficiently to obtain the charter for  himself and associates and almost immediately soldout to.the very man he  had opposed.  The unfortunate subscribers _ who  took stock in the Telephone company  which Mr. Houston helped organize  will mournfully testify as to the unprofitable financial speculation into  whicli they were inveigled.  The lack of  back-bone whicli Mr.  CONCERNING    WRITE-UPS.  An individual, signing himself J. B.  Ferguson, has written to The Miner  a request that he would be., very glad  "if you would kindly give us as good  a notice as you can and send us a  marked copy of your paper." As an  inducement-to do so,-the-hint-is added  that "our agents in your districe will  require to do some considerable advertising.", From the letter head, it is  evident that the "us" is the North  American Milling Company, limited,  of Toronto. The Minei. knows  nothing of the merits of the North  American Alining Company, and is of  the firm opinion that any concern asking such favors is not doing what is  right" in . allowing Mr. -Ferguson to  pursue the course he has. The fact  stated in the letter that the Toronto  Mail-Empire and the Globe" have seen  fit to refer to the company in a favorable manner is of no concern, whatever, to this journal. The Minei.  respectfully refers the North American  Mining Company, limited," of Toronto,  to the ltosslaml Miner or the patent-  medicine dailies dailies of Vancouver  and Victoria���������notably the Vancouver  .World and ��������� the Victoria Colonist.  Advertising space in The Miner can  be obtained upon payment of regular  rates, but the use of the editorial and  news columns is not for sale at any  price.  fine property. If itis, why,does not  the prospectus of the Gold Fields of  British Columbia say so instead of referring to "solid ore" without stating  what the value of the ore amounts to ?  To merely declare that any quantity  of iron pyrites exists within a mile or  so of the Le Roi mine cannot be accepted .as sufficient guarantee that the  deposit is in any way valuable.  There can be no doubt that the promoters of The Gold Fields of British  Columbia have made; a great profit.  11 is to be hoped for the sake of the  future of B. C. mining stocks in London that the subscribers will also  receive good dividends. But the  entire concern would have had the  appearance of much more legitimacy  had it been capitalized for $000,000  instead of ������600,000, and the promoters  would probably have been "selling at  a profit" and a large one at that had  they been paid $200,000 instead of  ������400,000 for their holdings.  TIIE ESTIMATES..  The Provincial government has issued the estimates of revenue and expenditure for thc year ending June  30th, 1S9S, and the principal features  of -the financial policy that Premier  Turner and his associates have adopted  to meet the public expenses until they  retire from power will be found in  another column of tbis issue..  ��������� The government has-at last recognized the absolute necessity for a jail  at Nelson antl has appropriated $10,000  for the construction of one during the  coming summer. Provision has also  been made to the extent of $1,000 for  additional school facilities in this city.  The Kootenay I^-ike General Hospital  is treated better than has been the  case iii former years and .will be given  $3,(XX) towards its enlargement arid  maintenance. But the paltry amount  of $200 set aside for the Nelson lire  department is treatment that is nothing  short   of    scandalous.     In   this  THE MEW OF THE WILDCAT.  This week, The Miner's London  correspondent tells of the launching of  The Gold Fields of British Columbia,  limited, on the English market, and  he has also forwarded a copy of the  prospectus of the company. The prospectus is a neatly compiled pamphlet  of a dozen or more pages of. printed  information concerning the interests  and intentions of the company, and  contains several maps of various districts in British Columbia showing  the locations of the corporation's mineral .and townsite properties. From  cover to cover the fine, artistic hand  of the shrewd promoter is plainly  evident.    '  It is set forth that the Gold Fields  of British Columbia, limited, owns  ten mineral properties in Albert Canyon and on Downie creek; the niining  properties of the Chaiine Mining company, consisting of sixteen mineral  claims; 010 acres known as the Chrome  valley claims in the Similkameen district; a one half interest in the Little  Darling, Flossie L, Handy, Little Flo,  I Victoria and Prospector claims, Rosslaud; options on nine claims in the  Albert Canyon and Downie creek districts; a one half interest in the Confederation, Oswego, Eureka, New Dominion, Queen of the Hills, Sholto aud  Golden Chariot claims in the north  riding of West Kootenay; the town-  site of Thurlow on Thurlow Island and  the townsite of Albert Canyon.  Without desire to be critical,  The Miner has no hesitancy  in saying that, as a statement of a  scheme for investment, this prospectus  scarcely contains the specific information that one verocrl in mining affairs  woukPreqiiire^before- taking-shares at"  par value in a company capitalized" for  ������000,000. So far as can be learned,  none of the holdings have arrived at a  stage of development sufficient lobe  classed on a profitable basis, except  the business of a trading post of  Thurlow Island which earned [$1,500  between the months of June - and  August, 1890. The lands of the company are mostly of a mineral character, but up to the present time have  not been worked to a profit and, for  the most part, are little more than  prospects, albeit, in some instances,  they give fair promise of ultimately  producing considerable pay ore.  '.With unaffected simplicity the prospectus states:  "The price to be paid for the whole  of the property to ��������� be acquired by the  company has been fixed by the vendors, WHO ARE  SELLING  AT A PROFIT,  at the sum of ������400,000, payable as to  ������40,000 in cash, ������200,000 in fully-paid  shares, and a.s to the balance of ������lt!0,r  000, in cash or fully-paid shares, at the  option of the directors." "Selling at a  profit*' is good.;  As a matter of fact, the prospectus  has too mach to say about- acerage and  assays and nob enough data concerning the developnient of pay-ore bodies.  This is best instanced by the use of a  "report" of the Rossland Miner which  speaks, of a "strike" on the Flossy L, a  claim on the west side of thc Trail  Creek camp, in the following words:  "The tunnel has been in mineralized rock for some time, and last  Wednesday the face was almost in  solid ore. Some large .pieces were'  brought down to town and-attracted  much attention. On Thursday morning the faco of the tunnel looked very  well, showing much ore in every part,  and already indicating a solid mass  near by. The ore has some quartz  running through it, and shows little  or no eoppej-. It is a fine-grained  pyrrhotite, resembling that from its  neighbor jumbo. The. ledge on the  Flossy L, runs down towards O. K.  mountain, and is very large, being at  least 40 feet wide. , It is one of the  strong ledges ofthe camp, and is evidently one of the series running down  out of the west side of Red mountain."  The Flossv L mav be a remarkably  THE    COMPANIES   ACT.  The Provincial government has  discarded the bill for the revision of the Joint Stock Companies  Act, and has decided to draft another  measure upon the suggestions that  may be offered by the sharebrokers of  Rossland.  It is safe to say that ninety per cent,  of those peregrinating peddlers of  pyrrhotite stocks have no financial  interest in dividend paying mines, but.  of course, their industry must be protected in true McKinley fashion, and,  as it is impossible for the wiseacres at  Victoria to intellectually grasp tbe  true situation so far as Kootenay is  concerned, miners and the investing  public will have to take a back seat.  The Miner supported, the bill tbat  has been cast aside because it made  some provision for the protection of  outside capital and would have  checked, to a 'considerable extent, the  reckless and pernicious practice of faking and wild-catting that now prevails.  It will be interesting to notice to what  lengths the one-cent, tinhorn element  of Rossland will go to in this matter.  Perhaps the Rosslaiid Miner, which  makes a practice of publishing the  opinions of others because it has none  of its own, will lie , kind enough to  print a leader on the subject from the  prolific pen of .that uncrowned king of  Coxeyites, Mr. Demosthenes Blatherskite Bogle.  A London publication called The  Colonies and India in its issue of  March 13, publishes thc picture of a  Mr. Ernest Grant-Govan and a write-  up of that individual which sets forth  that he is the' founder of The Gold  Fields of British Columbia, limited,  and that he intends doing in this  Province what Cecil Rhodes has done  for Soutlf Africa. The Miner confidently expresses the opinion that Mr.  Grant-Govan will ..neither' be nor  do anything of the kind. The  people of British Columbia will  scarcely consider ��������� Mr. Grant-Govan  anything but an audacious promoter  of inflated mining companies until he  gives proof of conservative 'business  qualifications in a more emphatic manner than is instanced by the founding j  of The Gold Fields of British Columbia, limited, even though the entire  eclitofial-staff of^the Colonies and  India continue to prepare pe"niiy-a-line  write-ups until they are black in the  face.,-  Joseph A. Sai)Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ������������������      PE0MPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  a* PILOT BAY, B. C.  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    pl,AQ*n    ff\v    .PoollI  Spring Goods just received        *JlICdjJ    1U1     VdMl.  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand at all  times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices.  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) NELSON, B. C.  ���������       ���������  Lawrence  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  131 .A. _R ID W .A. _R _____!  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application. <402(  GIVE US A CALL,   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEL.   21. _B_A._I__:____I_B   STREET.  OUT _E_E.__^___sr:Di  -r-  X7*  Z_  -A FULL-  And Complete Stock of  Gh-R-OCJ-EKRIIES  Everything of thc Highest Quality and Prices Right.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 .    Telephone.No. io  c  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. iia  Pianos!  Probably the most pathetic feature  of the municipal campaign is the way  Mr. Houston's whilom friends. arc  clamoring for the election of Turner.  If the electors of Nelsou cannot  reconcile themselves to the idea of  John Houston lieing a school trustee,  how can they tolerate him as mayor?  Evidently the Grieco-Turkish aifair  is to be fought under the Marquis of  Salisbury rules.  l*ltOI--|:_>I.IO.\AL  tUKDS.  L.  tary Public, Slocan City.  _5_  M  ii.  L. GHIMMKTT, LL. B., BARHISTEU,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  C. (131)  /-I EO.A.B. HALL. PHYSICIAN ANDSUR-  \JT Boon. Ollice, Baker street, 3 doors west  of postofiice, up stairs.  ' (ATI)  SEWJNfi  MACHINES  s  219  Cut to the Bone!  What is?  Why the price "of our  HEAVY TWEED and ET0FFE PANTS  v  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  ASSAYING.      ROBBINS& LANG.    AS-  sayers  to   "War Eaglo  and Associated  Companies, liossland * (354)  S NORM AN & CO.  ��������� Brokero, Hotel Spokane.  Telephone (137.  MINING AND STOCK  Spokano, Wash.  11051  MAHON, McFARLAND ic MAHON. LTD.,  Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  B. C.   Members Stock Exchange.  330  M. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT          Fire   Insurance- and   Mining   Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 500  E.  SIBBALD AND ; PEASE, GENERAL  Commission and Fowarding ������������������ Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. (302)  LIONEL C. BARFF, Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stock ' Exchange of British Columbia, Ld. Lhty. Office, 32 Langley street,  Victoria. B. C. 374  FS. ANDREWS, NOTARY PUBLIC,  ��������� Conveyancer, etc.. Sole Agent for the  Canadian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Jlining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  13.1)  The P. 0. Store  = J. A. QILKER  NO'S.  18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  2  IJSICOHPOEATBD   1670-  TIHIIE   .  Hudsons' Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  /-"I EO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  \JC Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. Slock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Snares at latest quotations.  355  - Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, bnt only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSONS' BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET,  SIS ~     -       ������  505  NELSON, B.C< -.THE MINER, MLsON, D. C.-'SAfUftOAY, APrIL ji 1897..  3  B, G. IN  THE,FLOATING OP THE 30LDFIELDS  '-������������������'; " '"'    OF B.C.  That Sii..������--'.ns������.s ol' llie lloi-iio.l'.i.yiie Syiuli-  ville.���������Hull .Mines  .Imitations.���������<_,<;n-  ernl Financial Xe.vs,.  I'ATjTIO ClIA.MllI.llS,  London, E.G.  Special CoiTosDomlonee to Tni: Minki..  ;.; .March 18.���������Quito a mild sensation bas  just been created by the advent of the  Goldfields of liritish Columbiu, limited.  ,4_The, fesue of the prospectus of tbis company in, from a miuiug point of view, (be  feature of tbe week, and if the"compauy  justifies ile,pretensions; .it should deserve  tbe success:accorded it.- Tlie (capital- is  ,i'(_00,()00,'of'which ������2()0;O00 will be reserved for working purposes, Thus it  will be seen tliat the company has' been  formed on a large scale, nud iiu unusual  feature about its incorporation is that  twenty-five gentlemen are -.supposed  lo  ��������� baTfc-iubecribedeacliiOOOshares.-' I have  reason to kuow that several of those sign-  ��������� iug tbe articles of association, have also  subscribed for-,manyl moro\shares thau'  tbe number enumerated.'' The-company'  has beeu extensively, I may add, lavishly  advertised throughout the .width and  length of. Britain-.-; Th^dircctors wen^  to allotment .this afternoon, and I am  ��������� officially'informed'that the subscriptions  a re. on a "most satisfactory scale,"  and  ' that tbe directors are very well satisfied.  Thc compauy hns.not wanted for back-  ;'ing   .from*   the'   London    press.*. Tbe  .���������' 'Statist,"' a prominent financial organ  devotes'quitC;a considerable spnee to tbe  objects of the concern and solemnly lays  great stress upon the fact that Messrs.  Pooley and Higgins of the Provincial  government  are members of  the  local  .-udviaory-board.       The. " Statist"  also  prefers to - the ,/.'acreage", owned by the  company. Tbe Earls of Chesterfield,  Essex, and Huntington, and a number of  members elf-the-House ot Commons are  said to be interested in the company.  The English press has lately manifested considerable interest iir B.C. railway  matters,fiind without exceptiou points  out the 'necessity ot adopting a public  policy which will give, greater transportation facilities. ]' >  '-._.,..       * ;T.1.*?'  MI-.EI-ATJ  ODTPUT.-  '_-J.buve_had.Jhe___-leasur.--_.of seeing ������.  copy of the report of the total production  of minerals> iu.liritish Columbia froui.1857  up lo date, which.--I believe' is the first.  ollicial iu'oimaiion which has been issued  by the Dureau of���������Mines. ��������� Information  (jr this kind, computed from trustworthy  sources is greatly needed uow, wheu  >;our Province bas beeu, brought before  the investiug public -more permanently  than at any previous period in its history*  aud the particulars .of. tabulated facts  will do more to draw capital towards.  Kooteuay thau aiiy number of specious  prospectors.' "  ;'.,      THE   HOl.NE-l'AYNB SYNDICATE.  fit has beeu. rumored for several  weeks  past  .that   the  Ilorne-Payue   Syndicate  ' Were 'about to bring but several coni-  pauies concerned with liritish Columbia.  iVfhis.I have ascertained is uot the.case,  -for..nothing is contemplated iu  the near  future,'' although when the ninny propci-  ties owned by this syndicate nre in a  more  advanced, sttige, of development,  Cariboo Gold'Fields   is  regarded,  they  . will be sure to commaud attention.    ,UAMi.:MIN15S.QUOTATIONS. -���������     ���������-. ���������  Hall Mines still remain at. &17-U' in  the list, although they. cannot be bought  'tinder ������1 _������-lG,"~nud should a." small divi  dend be.declared while the claims of your  Province are still'fresh in people's minds,  they would probably'uudergo a considerable rise. I have had the pleasure- of  speaking to fi few gentlemen recently  who have visited the Silver Kiug, anil  they .all 'speak uipst highly of that great  mine'..'    *     :   -     '  THE KAILWAY,'QUESTION,, .      .   -  ..Jin'iiritish Colnmbin, which is so much  tothe fore in Kooteuay, has attracted the  attention of the "Financial News," but  of the British Pacific we bear nothing.-  A NKW COMPANY.  Tbe Hastings*(British Columbia] Exploration Syndicate has been receuily  registered with a capital of,-������l(K),0_H),,- It  has not yet acquired auy mining properties,'; butfaa there is no dearth of these on*  sale'in'London, we may expect to see  the properties,as.s_.:on .as .the__jK.li.ieal  bnfloblc is'more'favorable.  "A CABIBOO COMPANY. . ���������"'_  The Quesnelle Eiver Gold'Dredging  Company, with a capital of ������50,000, .is  the first company registered this year in  London, for. the.-purpose of conducting  mining operations in Cariboo.' It is to  be regretted1 that no official statement of  the returns of tbe many' hydraulic companies operatingin.Cariboo during 1896  JiBftyet reabhed'-Uondon, and until full  official reports are published at regular  intervals English-capital for British Columbia enterprises will be difficult to obtain in the full measure which the richness :of yonr province'deserves'.'- . - '���������*'  ���������-,- ."'"-' * '' ���������'-  * * * "       "*       ���������*"'    '  NEW MINING COMPANIES'.  A   Bccoril   of Incorporation.   From   thc  * *" <  '    Krlllsli Columbia ..ayx-ltc.  .Adams Miniiig.C.o., Jxl. .Capital, *}1,(JOO,000 in  $1 shares. Head ollico in Sandon.- Directors:  J.'D. Farrell, K. J. Bow-man and 1?. J. Hickcv,  all of Sandon. " .3,  B..C'Stock-Exchange, of Rossland, Ld.  Capital,- SoOOO in ������50 shares.' Head'oitlce in  Rossland. Directors; It. J. Benlev. "C. O'i'.  .Keddin, "W. A. Campbell, E. Kennedy, F. \V.  Rolt, J. G. Good, A. E. Smith and VV. H. Fin  laigon, all of liossland.  Boundnrv-IIclcn Gold Jlining Co., Ld. (for).  Capital, ������5,000,000 in ������1 shares. Head oilice in  Toronto.  British'*American Mining' Development Co.  (for.) Capital, ������1,000,000 in ������1 shares. Head  oilice in Spokane.  , British-American Prospecting and Development Co. (for). Capital, ������3,000,000 in ������1 shares.  ' Headofiice in Toronto.  British Pacific Gold Property Co., Ld. Capital,  35,000,000 in 81 .-hares,     Head  ofli.e   in  Viclovin. -Du'celoi-C-Ai J: McLellan, I., T.  iVTilliams iincUL GCodaoi-e. nil of Victoria. .'  . 'Broken Three Gold Mining'Co., Ld.' Capital,  ������100,000 iii ������1 shares. Head oflice in Vancouver. Directors; Cecil Smith, II. H. Uholiiiondo-  Icyaud \V. S. .Mooro, all of Vancouver.  Ciu-ilioo Creek and Canadian-Developnient  Co., Ul. Capital, $2.0flO,_..0in ������1 shares. Head  oflice in-Kossland. Directors; E. C. Finch und  J. B. Dabney of Kossland;.T. Abriolof Nakusi).  Clill* Gold Mining Co., Ld. .Capital, ������500,000  ������1 shares. Head ollico in Vancouvor. Directors; C. a. Douglas, ... Gilflllaniind J. B. Gil-  lilIan, all of Vancouver.  Confederation 'Mines Development Corporation, (for). Capital. ������_2,5UO,0-<) iu ������1 share-.  Head ollice in Toronto.  Detroit Consolidated Gold Mining Co., IA.  I'apilal. ������1,000,000 in ������1 shares. Head ollice in  Uosslnnd. Directors; G. 10. Wiindcr. h. I'l'im-  dor. II. l-iiigsmill and Hon. T. Maynu Daly, all  of Kossland.  .l..-i_ly l.ir.l Gold Jlining Co., Ld. Capital,  Sl.lHN-.uu. in ������1 shares. Head ollico at Itosshuiil.  Directors; J. A. Pounder, J. li: Combs and J; A.  Seaman, all of Kossland.    -    "  Empress of India Miniug Co., ]_d. Capital  $1.0(10,000 in ?I shares. .Head' olilce in Now  Westminster.  . Directors;  E. R  Hand, D, S.  Curtis and Cr. Adams. ��������� '    "  .    ".  Kquitablc Gold Jlining and DcvelopmentC'o.,  Ld. Capital, ������1,000,000 in ������1 shares. Head  ollice in Kossland. Directors; .1. C. Caie, L  H. Schmidt, James Cowan, K.'Kiddick and Jl.  lt. Dunlop.    >  ' Faii-iiKint 'Gold Jlining Co., Ld.- -Capital,  ������1,000.1100 in ������1 shares. I lead ollice iu Kosslaiid.  Directors; S. U Long, J. l<\ Kitchie and P. (J.  .Nash.. ' ' . _ ���������  Fennel. Jlining and Dcvolopiuent Co., Ld.  Capilal. ������1.000,000 in ������1 shares. IfcTid 6tlle*o in  New Westminster. Directors; A. J. Hill, 10. Ij.  Webber, H. J. Suibbs, \V. V. Davies and J. I.  Card. , ���������.���������.,':���������'       ��������� .;    '  Fern Gold-Mining and Milling Co;, *Ld. Capi-  (al, ������200,000 in AV cent shares. Hca'd ollico in  Vancouver. Directors; K. C. Innes,-K. G. Tat-  low and is. O. Kichards, all of Vancouver,  Fisher; Maiden Consolidated Jlining .'and  Siii'eltin'g"Co..'(fb'r). : Capital, ������1,000,000 in ������1  shares.'   Head oflice in Spokane..  ..'..-. .'  Glasgow Gold Jlining Co., Ld. Capital,  ������1,000.000 in ������1 shares. Head ollice in Rossland.  Directors; J. F. Kitchie, IJ. Jlaryinont and IJ.  ���������G. Nash; .-.--���������    ���������      -'...-.  Great Hopes Jlining Co., Ld. (for). Capital,'  ������500,000 in Si-shares. , Hcadolllcu in Spokane.  '  Great West Gold and Silver Jlining Co., Ld.  Capilal, ������1.000,000 in ������1 shares. Head ollice iir  Sandon. J 'irectors; .1. !{; Cameron, G.' A. Love,  .M . L. Griminett of Sandon; F. S. Andrews of  Slocan City.  Kintyro Jliiiingund Smelting Co.,-Ld.'. Capilal, ������1,000,000 in ������1 sliares. ."Head ollice.in Kossland. Directois; A. Neal, C. McLaehlan and J.  I j. lilack. of Port Huron, Jlieli;.); \V. Hcisncr,  K. W. Liljcgi-an, T. l'arker and .I.S. Clutoof  Kossland.  *-Morning .Mining Co., Ld. Capital, ������1,000,000  in ������1 sliares. Head ollice in Snndon. Directors;  J. D. Fai-roll, 10. J.' Mownian, P. J. Uickey, all  of Sandon.   -; ; '.���������'.'  ' National Jlining and Development Co., Ld.  Capital, ������lijU,000 in 10 cent shares. Head ollico  ���������in liossland. Directors; C. Grant, D. D. Kirks  and .1. L. Whitney, all of Kossland.  IMno Kidge Gold Jlining and Milling Co., Ld.  Capilal, ������1,000,060 in ������1 shares. Directors; \V.  L. Parish. T. II. Ilea,-J. Stinson and W. II.  .I cilery, of Kossland.  Santa Clara Gold Mining Co. (for). ��������� Capital,  Sl.-J00;oo0ii|-������1 shares.   Head ollice in Spokane.  .Morning .and lOvcning Gold and Silver Mining Co. (tor). Capital.; ������1,000,000 in ������1 shares,'  Head ollice in Spokane.".  ' Silver Bear Jlining and ConcentratingX'o.,  Ld..^Capilal, ������1,000,000 in ������1 hIiiihom...JIqikI  '.-|lice"in' "ffosslaiidr DTrectors; "W. Hahson of  Knslo; C. O'B. Hcddin and C. F. Jackso:i of  Kosnland.    . .     ���������    - ���������  . Slocan-Cai-ibob Jlining iuld Development Co.,  Ld. ; Capital, ������1,000,000 in 10 cent shares. Head  ollico in-Sandon.-Trnslecs; E.-Morrison, K. il.  Gregory and K. S. Pope, C. T. Lyon and T.ll.H.  Lyon.  " Starmouiit Jlining Co., Ld. .Capital, ������500,000  in ������1 sliares. Head olllccin.Victoria.' Directors;  11. \V. Ferguson-Pollock, I'. A. Paulson, A. W.  Taylor, li. 11. Punnet., of Victoria.   .  Twin Silver Jlining Co.. Ld. Capital, ������1,000,-.  000 in ������1 shares. Head ollice in Iva.lo. - Directors:.!, li. JIoArllii'.'. KosMand; I). If. Strobeck  Ainsworth: A. L." JloClaine, Kaslo.  Victoria Jlining Co. Ld. Capilal, 81,000,000  in ������1 sliares. Head ollice in Sandon.. Directors;  .r: D.   Fan-ell, 10. .1. Bowman ami P.'J. Uickey,  of Sandon. '  " ' '  While Grouse Copper Jlining Co. (for). Capilal. ������1,000,1)00 in SI shares. Head olHcc in  Spokane.  Yukon Jlining,'Trading and Transportation  Co: (for). Capital, ������10,000 in ������10 shares. Head  ollice, Wilmington, Delaware.     -i   \  "'Notice oF Application for Liquor License.  TAKE notice thai 1, A. Lapoint, wilp'npply  to the Gold Commissioner of ' Wc_t Kootenay, II. C, thirty days afterdate, for a license  to sell liquor by retail at the'Montreal Hotel  iivthciowirorAinswortlrinsaiddistrich           ���������-..--..-.__ A.LAPOINT.   _-.. .  Dated at Nelson, 13. C, this thirty-first day  of Marcli, 1807. ,' ,-'(5S_)'  C.C.URTS of As'sizc.'and Nisi Prills, and of  Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery, will be holdcn at the places and on  the dates following, viz:��������� . - ,-. ��������� ��������� . ._  '-City of "Kelson, on Monday, the 21st day of  Juno, 1S07. '*   * <--v---  Town of Donaldson Monday, llie '.'Sth day of  June, 1S07. By Command.  .  ' * ,   .. JAM10S BAKEK,  (">S7)   " Provincial Secretary.  I'rovincial' Secretary's ���������'Ollice, 23rd March,  1SD7. -   ���������        - -- ---���������'  - Pl������6VINCIAL SUCriETAIlY'S .OPKICE,  - - * - - '-- 20tli Mttrch, 1897.  -"VTOTICK is hercbv given that under lho  ,U> authority-conferred by Section 7:of(in  Act to amend "An Act to provide an Ollicial  Stenographer for the Supremo and County  Courts," liis Honour the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has been pleased to make the following rule:���������  ''An ofHcial Stenographer shall attend the  sittings of thc Supreme Court to be held at the  City of Nelson, on Tuesday,-the 30th-day of  Jl-.u-ch, 1_:)7, and in respect of all cases sotdown  for or heard ar such sittings the provisions of  the* 'Stenographer's Act' shall apply, and arc  hereby extended for the purpose of such sittings to trials "and proceedings held or to be  held atthe City of Nelson." ���������    . ���������   ���������  JAJIES BAKER,  (..SO)  - Provincial Secretary.  FOR WINBS.and CKM  ADDRESS     ' **     *511  California Wine Go.'  NELSON  B.C.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots .vith Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Tw.o. Starts.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 .f. .1. ii. 1)1. kson, .taker St,  CHURCH   NOTICES.  SONdai 4th April; 1897.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song. 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month nt 8 a. m; on 2nd and  4th Siindnys, after Matins. Sunday  School at2.30 p. m.  Pkesbytkrian Church. Services at  11 a. ra. and 7.30 p. m.. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday eveniug nt 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass nt  Nelson on first nnd last Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Sunday t and  Kaslo third Sunday.  METnoDiST -Cnui-CH. Corner Silicn  nud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. ni. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday .at 8 p.m.  NOTICE.  . ���������. i ��������� ���������   "^"OTICK is .hereby given,' that sixty days  -_J3l - from'date hereof, I intend to apply lo  the Chief Commissioner of Lands und Works  for permission to purchase thc following described land.'situated in thc Nelson Division of  West, Kootenay: Commencing at a post at the  south-west corner of Lot ''0-1 Group 1 West  Kootenay; thence west80 chains; thence south  10 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence north  10 chains to thc point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  HKNItY K. CHOASDAILE.  Dated Kelson', B.C.,' 8th March, 18.(7.      (57_)  March 5���������  , *.' Application For Liquor Licease.  Notice is hereby given that lhe undersigned  will, at the expiration of 30 days,- apply to tlie  stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay district, for a license to sell liquor at retail at The  B*. C. Hotel, North Fork of Salmon River.  '-.-���������' -������������������ /WILLIAM BKI.W1CK,  I..IOSKPH CAJ1PBKLL.  , Dated, North Pork, 10th Marcli, 1_..'7.       577  ' Notice of Application For Liquor - License.  TAKE notice that I, T. .1. Swansbourough,  will .apply to tlie Stipendary Magistrate of  West Kootdnav, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor.by retail at Deer Park, in  said district.  '    '      T. J. SWANSBOUROUGH.  Dated at Deer Park, B. C, this 23rd day of  ���������Mn rch 181)7. (580)  Notice of Application for Liquor License,  TAKI. notice that, I, John Bulonccle, will  apply to thc Stipendiary Magistrate of  West Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail, at the Arlington  Hotel in the town of Quartz Creek in said  4i������trict. - *'  JOHN BULONCELE.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 21th day of Marcli.  18.17. (581)  . Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take notice tliat I," Thomas .1. Kiclcham will  apply to the Government Agent for West  Kootenay, thirty-days after dace, ford license  to sell liquor by retail on the premises known  us lot six (6), block five (5), of the Townsite of  Salmo, B.C., in said district,  v     ' THOMAS J. KICKIIAM.  Dated at Salmo, B. C, this Gth day of March,  1897. (530  W.H.PHIUPP8,  SEAL ���������������������������*������������������ #���������'���������#.  ^ENGRAVER  Die Sinker and Embosser.  583    30i, Douglas Street, Victoria, B. C.  FOUND.  A new place to send your laundry  after April the ist. *  The Kootenay. Steam Laundry  will be thoroughly equipped with  the latest improved machinery and  experienced-help.^  Whitcher���������& Cleland    -    Props.  M-ISO*, I..C. " -   (529)  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Umited.  A limited ��������� amount of. treasury  stock now on sale at io cents per  share. Enquire of A. H. Kelly,  Baker street, two doors, west of  B_uikof Montreal. 513  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring oveivfriends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacific  lly., agent for tickets and any informa-  lion desired.  WM. ST1TT.  Gen'l Atlantic" S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  : 5iA '  Hotel  Slocai)  Odest' and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  -,.'."    RATES:    $2.50 Per'Day.  rtea-lqUart-ers   For -  Commercial {Travelers  anfc flDinino  flDen.  First=Class in all its Ap=  pointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLOr B.C.  (551) ������������������-���������.������������������  ANTOINE MAURIN. ^ f A C1PA  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-,  NEW 1_D SfclOXD IIAXB,  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  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 secure the  privilege of voting- at the annual  election of directois.  A" H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  .(119)  WHEN IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijippic  BOOMS   FI-ASTKHED   IN   HARD  FINISH.  NEWLY FURNISHED. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. 3. QALIOP, Prop.    FRONT ST., KASLO, B.C.  WITHOUT  H00PS4������  That means a long  lasting Pail. ^  Its  many qualities  are unique.  The price makes it  available to all.  fTHEE-iilODYI-ffS,  $ -.d-rhted mmm *  tt> PAILS, TUBS, PAHS, DISHES, ETC.  mmmmmmm  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000,.  Own your houses. Company will  assist in'erecting houses for borrowers  and in paying off amounts required to  clear title, and does a general loaning  business on real estate security.'  As an example, $11.31 payable  monthly will repay in 6 years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $000.  Apply to Vf. A. .tfACIIONAll),  Veucral Aden., Nelion  Clement* ct Hillyer Block, 526  Clarl^jlotel,  Josephine St., Nelson.^  .. Eiilarged, re-decorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders.  The. Bar litHupplleil wllli Cholcex! Itrainlit  of Liquor* and Clear*.  ������   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel, Calgary  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  TtircB Important Points  FIRST���������Go via.St. Paul because the  lines to.thnt point '"ill afford you the  best service.  - SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  S,t. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections - with all the traus-continental  liuese tering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  J<\s. C. Pond, *   or Geo. S. Batty.  Gen. Pas. Agt, General Agent,  Milwaukee. -216 Stark St..  Wisconsin. (570)           Portland, Or.  Cars of Bedroom Suits and Dining  Room Furniture   .   ...  .  Car pf Mattresses and Upholstered  Furniture  These Goods Will Ee. Offered at Advantageous Prices  , ". ;'"   Eor Cash.    Special Bates to Hotels- sos  LARGE 005SIGHMEHT OF WALL PAPERS    Tl  WP ARTHTTP & Pfl  KEPT IN STOOK AT ALL TIMES.. **��������� UlUaniUUA tt UU.  I'y ll.\TY ClU-J.  CiiRyriKlit.-lSOj. r  CHAPTER I.  "When Mrs Col. Waring sold hor old  home in Virginia and went to Now York  to live, slie frankly confessed tliat it wns  for the sole purpose of giving her -laugh-  ters the ailvantages.of social life, and the  opportunity to marry well.  Frankness seemed one of Mrs. Col.  Waring'., crowning charms. Her poverty,  the beauty of her daughters, lior motherly anxiery and ambition for tlieir future,  were all carefully acknowledged; but discretion went hand in hand with this  candor. Tlie lady was shrewd enough to  know perfectly well when and witli whom  to talk so freely. Her audiences were  carefully selected. Men were apt to pity  and admire bar, but it few ill-natured  won en had declared lier to he a deliberate and selfish schemer. However, Mrs.  Col. Waring suflorcd littlo from these  scurrilous attacks.  She was a small, slightly-built woman,  with a thin face, queer gray eyes and  dark hair tinged silvery on tlio temples.  She dressed plainly and always very  markedly as a widow, but wore some  handsome rings on,hor slender bands. No  one ever observed Mrs. Col. Waring without also observing tlie old-fashioned cluster diamond on her forefinger. It seemed  lo assist largely in the perfection of her  plans. When occupied with some knotty  problem she would turn and twist it  around on l:er linger incessantly. As for  the colonel, he had fought gallantly for  tlie confederacy, and finally lost his lifo  in its service. People who knew the  family well had liked him rather better  than his wife. He had been a handsome,  robust man, ns healthy in mind as in  body, ii truly candid soul without any  pretense or make believe. The ilaughtoV  inherited his beauty, and they might have  resembled him move in spirit Iind'he lived  to train and influence tliein. Hut thoy  knew tlie pinch of poverty anil folt it all  the im ro because their moilier chafed  under it. so sorely. Her high estimate of  money and position had its influence with  them, and tho two eldest daughters married according to her wishes. They had  tho opportunity, for tho Warings were remotely connected with a moderately well-  to-do and very aristocratic family���������according to the New York standard of aristocracy���������while Tom Waring, who had made  and lost two or three fortunes on the  stock exchange, rendered valuable service  in bringing sonic of his moneyed friends  to the house. So her sisters' married, and  tlion it was Barbara's turn.  Kor her, Mrs. Waring had made her  most ambitious plans. Sho was undoubtedly mon; attractive than either of  her sisters although they were much  handsomer. She was charming but not  cagor to please, therefore men were anxious to please her, and then she possessed  a decided "style" to whicli she as woll as  her mother attached decided value. She  listened to her mother's worldly counsel  with a ready acceptance of its wisdom and  n cool impartial appreciation of her gifts  and what -was due her family pride. It  would be an exceptional man indeed who  could win her. Her marriage should be  a triumph bororo which all the Waring  marriages would'pale into utter insignificance. Sho desired money, the prestige of  a fine old name, and. a brilliant mind.  Slie would neither marry n,rieh fool nor  a poor genius. Sho read the history of  famous and fascinating women,pored over  accounts of thc French seasons and wished  tliut.she could have one of hor own. Her  lip curled with disdain at the thought of  contenting Herself with the frivolous pastimes of.a mere society woman.'- It was  her vaguely.outlined plan to draw about  her the highest and best in all. the arts  and professions;,"'to- become a patron of  genius' and lie noted for her brilliant  gatherings as well a.s the perfection of hor  gewns. Love had not even been considered. Indeed it rather pleased her'to think  that sho couldn't love very deeply, that  her head, her well poised,, artistically  "dressed head would always govern her.  "A littlo unwomanly" Tom Waring  would say to himself when his thoughts  .wandered in'her direction. "Not very  deep^either I fancy, but taking���������immensely taking."  Waring was a stout, florid bachelor who  had been through an endless number of  lovo affairs and who still retained his  chivalrous admiration for women. ��������� Ho  had taken the pretty Waring girls under  a semi-paternal wing and felt it his duty  to administer many solemn warnings on  worldly ambition. Hut as he invariably  delivered those warnings after dining  .freely ho only' provoked laughter and  affectionate raillery.' Uarbara exasperated him wry much.  "A follow nilght kill himself for you,  and I don't belicvo you'd kuow enough  to caro 11 bawbee!'1 he exclaimed, one  evening.  Sho leaned.her head lazily against tho  back of her chair.  "All! woll, perhaps not so bad as  that," she said, nonchalantly. "Hut n  man who would do suoh a decidedly imbecile thing li hardly1 worth pitying,  don't you think so?"  "I wonder," said Waring, looking  quizzically at lior, "I wonder if you* are  not posing. It* is your evident desire to  'appear very flinty, and you play your part  well���������very well. Hut I'm sorry. * I wish  girls would be more simple and natural. "  *   His carnesness amused her.  "I think it would be very tedious to  have to keep up a pose before you, Cousin  Tom.-one of my own family���������tedious and  unprofitable.- Girls aro natural, only  they aro not all angels, but human  beings, like the rest of tho world. If I  can't fall madly in love or don't want to,"  what's the difference? 1 think the people  in love arc about the most wretched  . creatures I know, always swinging between heaven and hell."  "You've been well trained, Miss Waring. A flsh would be more warm-blooded  compared to you."  Harbara refused to be piqued.  "Mamma i.s admirable, - !:ut I have a  reason of my own which occasionally is  able to assert itself."   .  "Your reason be banged!*' cried Waring, rising from his seat in n passion.  "It doc-n't seem to prevent you from accepting.all thc adoration that is offered  you."  "Vou positively grow rude, Cousin  Tom. Don't you think it would be wise  for you to go homo and sleep off your ill  temper?*'  "I beg your pardon,   Barbara.'   I  have  to let myself out occasionally, .you know.  ��������� But  what  lias reason to do  with   love-  genuine true-hearted love, you know:-"  Barbara's eyes glinted.  "I don't sec why it shouldn't have a  great deal to do with it, and think if it  did there'd to fewer unhappy  people  in  thc .World--fowctf divorces ovBii. There  is no reason whatever for people throwing common senso to tho wind simply because they fall in'love. ' For my part���������"  ' 'Hy jovo ! Harbara you aro stunning,  really. I'd liko to possess a little of your  coolness when stocks arc going down and  the market smashes. Your serenity is  Worth a fortune."  ' Barbara passed through throe seasons  aud-reccived a number of offers of iimf-  liage. They woro all rejected, however.  She had not yet found what  she wanted.  "And you never will, iny dear Harbara,  depend upon it. You'll cither marry  some poor devil, or die an old maid,'" said  tho irreprcssiblo Tom, who watched her  social career with unabated interest.  Barbara involuntarily stolo a glance at  herself in a mirror.  "Oh, you nro not loslngyour attractiveness, I must admit. You wear marvel-  ously woll. " His voice sank to a suggestion of tendtviiess. "You could lie a  matchless woman If you had a heart."  "Avery necessary portion of one's anatomy, I should say.   I hope I have one.''  "A tirelcsfi machine to propel your  blood, that is all���������not capable of much  feeling.". :  "It loves you," she said, with a sudden  hewitellingly soft smile. That was oho  of tho fascinating tilings about Barbara  ���������the little glimpses of womanliness occasionally peeping tantaliziugly through  her colorless langour,  "Oh, come, now, none   of   your  artful  coquetries on mc!' he   exclaimed,   flushing and stroking his gray mustache.  - "Then you  must stop harking back to  that old theme.   JVc settled it long ago."  "No, we have not settled it. Wc never  can as long as you refuse to���������"  "To sec through your eyes?"  "To see what you are missing. Hut I  guess you aro all right���������some sides of  you, at any rate.. I believe you'd make a  iirst-rato mother.    Now, wouldn't you?-  She had relapsed into her usual indifference.  "I really nover gave thc matter ji  thought," she said, then suddenly brokiu  through again and laughed a gay, delightful laugh. "How you do overflow  witli sentiment. You must have been iii  love a scoro of times." ���������'���������������������������  "I have." :  "And your heart? I suppose it Is In a  very fragmentary condition?"  "On tiie contrary, it has boon enriched  by every experience," ho replied, with  dignity. "My flrst love aflV.ir occurred  wlien-I was only twelve years old. What  an experience! What profound emotion  thrilled my soul!"  He sighed deeply, throwing his head  back and gazing retrospectively at the  ceiling.  "And when did tlie last affair end?"  Barbara inquired casually.  Waring came out of his sentimental reverie with a slightly disconcerted ulr.   '���������  "Oh���������ah, it hasn't ended."  "Indeed!"  "Yes, she is the dourest littlo woman in -  the world."  "How interesting! "Why don't you  marry her?"  "She���������ah, is already married. It is a  purely platonic sentiment betwcoiPus, I  assure you, Barbara. She is neglected and  I pity her.    I shall nover marry."  Just then Mrs. Waring's niece broke Into tlio conversation. She had nil tho while'  been seated near tlie window. ���������  "Tom, Tom, why do you talk such non--.  sense? Of courso you will marry. Thero:  Is a Divinity that shapes our ends."  "A peroxide of hydrogencd ono will-  probably shape his," Barbara remarked,,  from thc cabinet mantel where sho was.  now standing rearranging her hair.  Waring dined down town with somo';  friends that evening, and then returned"  to his rooms to. mako somo changes in his  OH,    COME,   XOW,   NONE  OP   YOIIII   ARTFUL  COQUET-.Y.  toilet before going on to the Lyceum,  where he-had promised to nieet Harbara  and her mother. He had imbibed xo freely of champagne that he* was overflowing  witli joyousness.  "lain not drunk, hut Jove, my head  -does feel.jiecullar," he muttered to himself.' "That champagne must-havu been  extra dry, suro onough."  At the last moment he discovered soiini  letters on the table. Ho turned thom  over carelessly, whilo humming a popular  air. A foreign postmark attracted his  eye, aud he opened tliat letter, pushing  the others aside to be rend 'it a more convenient time. Itwas from an old acquaintance traveling abroad...  "And now, Waring, I como to tho real  point of this discourse. My son is on his.  way to America. Ho has foolishly entangled him.������clf in a love affair witli ������'  young widow over here, and I am anxious to break off tlio whole matter. Ho  will call upon you in New York, and L  beg you, for tho sake of oue friendship in  the past, to look .. after him. You know  all the best people. Introduce liim-to  some charming girls nnd try. if possible,  to-make him forget his widow. Please  do not let hini know thnt I have prepared  you for his visit. I am quite recovered  from, tho most serious of-my ailments."  Ever your friend, James Noel."  Kor a moment Waring struggled with  his befogged .memory trying to pia'co  James Noel. . . . "  "Oh, yes; oh,.ycs," he said finally, "I  know who it is now. James Noel went  abroad with his family years ago, and his"  daughtor married a prince or something of'  that kind. Why, of course, awfully sick  man, Jim Noel. Didn't suppose he'd bo  alive a month after lie left America. Why,  I knew tlio Noels before the war���������fine old  family, and Jim mado money till" you  couldn't rest.   Pcrfcct.lo.ids of it,"  Ho mused over thc letter and the responsibility thrust upon him for ������ moment.    Then a brilliant idea struck him.  "I'll introduce him to Barbara���������that's  thc thing, thc very thing. If he's not  hopeless she'll euro him. Yes, I'll Introduce liim to Barium.."  Ho winked at himself in thc mirror, and  gathered up his hat and gloves. At tho  same instant a servant appeared at tho  door with a card.  .Waring took it and g_������ve vent to a prolonged whistle, but in a moment he remembered himself through tho haze ot  his astonishment.  "Show the gentleman up,  show him THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, -.1897.  up," ho aiid quickly. "Now, 1 must bo  careful what I say; funny that he should  call tho very day I got tho letter. Wonder if lie looks.like 'his father. I am very  glad to see you, Mr. Noel," he exclaimed  heartily as a blonde, good-natured looking  young man entered thc room. "Knew  your father very well; I ought, to say extremely well. I'm happy to weloomofyou  lo America; very happy.indocd to welcome  you to America."  "Vou are kind, Mr. Waring, "said Noel.  "I promised my father 1 would look you  up if 1 ever came to New York."  "Delightful of him to remember . bis  old friend"���������hypocritically, and with bis  hand upon the letter in his pocket.  " Me always spoke of you in lho warmest  tones, sir," said tlie young man, seriously, lie did not appear an entirely spoiled  or wilful yuiiih. lie was older than  .Waring had'oxpeeled, judging from his  father's letter, and even through the simple candor of his manner une might havo  se'in a suggestion of satisfactory reserve  force and M>lf-ivlian_c. Waring insisted  upon taking him to the theatre, and  learned during tho drive   that  Noel  had  V FO.__.IC-. POSTMARK * ATTRACTED HIS EYE.  studied art abroad, and that ho expected  to set up a studio in New York. Ho did  not speak of his family, and Waring tactfully refrained from making inquiries,  lie introduced the young man lo his relatives aud managed during the evening to  whisper into Mrs. Col. Waring's ear some  Information about, his aristocratic family,  aud his father's wealth, enlarging especially.upon the princess. Mrs. Col. Waring absorbed nil these details ns.a hungry  fish does water after being out on dryland.  , "He's very ambitious, too. Works, you  know, for the lovo of it. Will suit Bar-'  bum to a T," AVaring added, as sho smiled  blandly upon the young man.  But when ho had slept off thc effects of  the dinner he had almost forgotten  Noel's existence. Somo niining investment called him away to the west and he  left nt, n.dny's notice, merely writing a  linn of farewell to Mrs. -Waring und her  daughter.  .  CHAVTETt IT. "���������*  Jasper Noel did suit Barbara exactly,  even more perfectly; lhiin she had ever  fancied any man could." lie was frank  and simple of manner and open of speech,  but had a strong will, and Burba ra loved  a strong will. Then he also'h'ad that generosity which is apt, to accompany the artistic temperament. His admiration foi  women was of the idealistic sort, tenderly  chivalrous and reverential. Barbara  laughed to-herself over' his unworldly  faith, while tho sensal ion of .fears stung  her eyes. She saw that his worldly experience had not' been' excessively broad or  else that he had passeil along with eyes  closed lo tho selfishness and ��������� folly of her  set. He painted well, surprisingly, well  for a young man of such great expectations, and devoted  himself  assiduously  "to   work. *'That   also   appealed   to    her.  ' "He will bo great lis'well as rich, and he  is so lovable, so lovable," she acknowledged to herself.  She had always expected to lxi, interested  iu the.personality of tho man she married,  but not to the extent, that Noel absorbed  her. It-was almost alarming. "I think  I lovo him; yes, I'm sure T. love him."  She rested her chin on.her hands and  niusetL' awhile. Why should hor heart  beat .so -la*!!  and  every time she recall  _ ed; ii-to'ii de r. ghiiice!,or_- a_=w 11 isporcd���������word  of liis?'He never had made lovo to her as  other men, why'should siie blush and pal.  piinto?. "Well, positively this is the first  real mystery'I ever camo across in my life.  I feel so "different, so'* very different.'  She began walking the floor of her little  room with a restlessness thar, would have  astonished Mrs. Waring could that lady  have.been a spectator. "Yet they.say  that's always the'way," she continued  musing to herself. "One reads about.it  until one is weary nnd yet, one is drawn  on just the same, and it, Is always new."  Tiie deep dirquiet of her soul bewildered ber. There were some .trinkets oh hoi  bureau" and she arranged and rearranged  these, scanning the effect each lime as  though Mho result, were a matter of gravr.  moment. But "her thoughts were all the  while busy with other tilings. Kinally  obeying an impulse -lie put. on her hirst  walking gown and'set. forth for Xool'������  studio, but this was the first time she  had ever gone alone, and sho wondered  now what-her   mother   would   say.    But  --;-. u-  J THINK I LOVE HIM.  ,shQ must see Jam, analyze him in. tho  light of this new revelation, if she  couldn't analyze herself. She knew that  it was liis working hour, so she opened  the door and walked in.  He was painting, away witii all fervor.  **' with a dirty heavy-mouthed droop-eyed  chihl before him as a model.  "Why, Miss Waring." ho cried delighted. "I'm so glad you've come to-day.  I've been wishing all morning that you  could be here.. I wanted you to see this  now model.' See what a wild lovuly  ,tangle in her hair, ��������� and what long eyelashes she lifts. 1 found .her ou the street  and asked her to come up with me. She  makes a fino'stiidy in color with that yellow drapery behind hor."  I.arl.ara was not artistic- enough to  tos'.ly reflect- his enthusiasm, yet- the pic-  turosquoiioss of tho child was not ouliroly ,  lost upon her.  "She is very good," she agreed, absently, and now that she stood in his presence  wished that sho had not come. "Please  go on with your work, " she begged after  a moment. "I shall feel sorry if you  don't, and talk to mo about your model.  Whero did you find her?"  "On the street. Do sit hero on this.  chair where 1 can seo you, too, if I am to  work while you are here."  ' But she was too restless, uneasy '.iver  the boldness of her vi.-.i;, to sit down. She  continued to walk around looking -a'.'  sketches and odds and ends of drawing.  Noel's eyes followed all hev movements  and his interest; in his work flagged.  When Khrbara saw the little model stealing sol lly away, some shining coins in  her dirty little hand, she felt that sho loo  must go.  "Not. just, this moment," he pleaded,  putting mil. liis hand.  "But, 1 only .'anio in for a moment'. 1  have some shopping���������nn appointment���������"  she stammerid, blushing and confused.  Then slu; looked up at him as they stood  facing eacli other, and ho took one of hpr  hands between both of his.  "Is it, true, Barbara?" :    !  "I.s what true?"  "1 lovo you, love you so, do you lovo  me a little? I���������I seem to read it in your  eyes."  "Oh, you r.iusl lot me go," she breathed, suffering an intens'-r fright over hor  own emotion I him o\or tho impropriety  of the situation, standing there alono  with liim iu his studio. I  "Yes, this instant, sweetheart; but I'm  (-.ouiiiifr this evening to seo you." I  "Yes, come." she faltered, as sho vanished through the doorway aud fled downstairs. I  Tho engagement was publicly announced iu a fow days. Mrs.. Col. Waring  believed in lolling tho world appreciate,  her triumphs. . She confided the story . f  Noel's wealth aud high connection to two  or three gossipy, friends, and the poor  princess figured largely in the   story, too.  Litilc notices crept into the papers and  Barbara was envied as well a.s,admired.  Noel was too blissfully happy to heed  anything outside of his sweothoartamlhis  pictures. He had Jbeen accepted, and  discriminating critics had given them  high praise. It was about this .time,tliat  Tom Warring returned from California.  A lucky financial deal had added considerably to bis fortune, and ho was gay accordingly; yet his smile growa.triflogrim  when told of Barbara's engagement. "I  thought she'd make him forget tlio othor  woman, but I'm afraid men aro faithless  creatures anyway. - I'm true as anybody  to love, but, not to its personification.  I thought I had loft iny heart, safely in  New York, and now I.believe it's in Mexico. Stunning creature I. met. down  thero!" But sentimental regrets could  not cloud Mr. Waring's satisfaction in liis  linanoial success. He beamed upon, tha  world, like a full-risen sun and returned  thanks for his good fort une in liberal donations to favorite charities und a diamond pin to Barbara.  It was.two days after his return that ho  received another foreign-loiter, and hero  cognized James Noel's handwriting before he broke the seal.  "Dear Waring���������I regret exceedingly  that 1 troubled you  with tliat.former lot-  hlaiik.    "Poor rather!   We  folt -satisfied j  with each othor.    Wo didn't   care  for tho  money; you would   have   lovod him Barbara."     Then   lio   looked again   at  her."  "Oh, pardon mc,��������� I   did   not   think.    Of  courso I have   only   my   art,   and   tln-eo  thousand a   year, not much to live upon.  But I didn't  realize,   I   didn't know tho  money   might   make a difference to you.-  How uliiiii and  solfish of me.    Under the  circumstances H is more than needless for  ine to explain   to   you how free you-aj.!���������  Miss Waring." _  The coals dropped softly in tho grate.  Between rage and disappointment Mrs.  Col. Waring had been almost paralyzed.  But the altitude of her daughter consoled  her, and Noel's words were liko balm to  her heart. ��������� <  "Vou have at least, earned tho good will  of both Barbara and mo by appreciating  the situation so perfectly," she linally  said, addressing liim. "1 shall always  consider you a friend of lho family, one  of our best friends, in fact," her tone beginning to tako on a lingeof efi'i^ivoness.  "Barbara is such a sensible girl 1 havo  nover felt any anxiety about her. This  is a severe test���������but, 1 am proud of you  both."  No one responded to her little speech-  Twilight seomed to turn suddenly black,  and even Mrs. Waring ' shivered slightly  and drew her black laco scarf more closely about her.  "That fire is dying down, I must ring  for coal." she remarked. "I wonder that  Maria doesn't como in to light tho   gas,"  LOVE AT NINE.  What though old Boreas roars wi'.hout  Aud .tears.a bout unruly,  My sweet-heart V. r_i_-.i__._L: close, (..una  And says she love- mu ir.iiy!  "What care I now for othi'i-.'s.sm'.lo.s  Or frumi.-, however plenty?  She laves me, though .-.he's only nine,  And lam nine nud uwuu'y.  None.know my joy .-i-; ],_,.:. there,  Her anus around mc.twin ing,  For so-called love of selfi-.li minds  No more will 1 he pining.  One can accept without a doubt  Tlie love that now i.s mine,  For love can never.truer be,  Or purer, thau at nine.  Uearlittle sweetheart, may I ne'er  Hetruy the love 1 elitrisli,       :  .May uo unwitting nut of mine  .C:iuso it to fade or peris i.  N>> com pi i iuuiit-us mvcvi'ms ijii-i,  Tiiough Irioiidship ma., ne plenty  Where one i.s truly loved by nine,  And he i.s ...i.um.i.I i u c   _.v.  I  ������SU  _-ijTID_YOJ���������THIXK-a-D-'GIVE���������YOL'-UP- FOI!  SUCH A CONSIDERATION?"  for about my *"_.on. Ho did not sail foi  America, but secretly married the.wldow.  The bad taste of tlio matrimonial affair  still lingers bitter around my mouth,.but  there's no uso worrying now, and ,our  daughter-in-law is staying with us. By  the way���������"  Waring did'not stop to,turn over the  page und-finish the letter. He felt bis  hair rising, and an ague creeping down  bis back. Young'Noel still abroad and-  niarried! Then what of this other "man  who bore his name, who had won Barbara.  An adventurer?   Tho thought was'awful.  Twenty minutes later lie'rushed into  Mrs.>��������� Waring's apartment, breathless, turbulent, the open letter still in Ills hand.  The drawing-room was ,.reo of visitors.  Mrs. Col. Waring reclined by' thu open  fire absorbed in a book, while half way  down the room Barbara sat radiant, .talking with Noel. Waring felt like spring  ing upon Ihe. young villain for holding  the girl's hand, but res.rnliiirl himself,  because such a course would be unwise  as well as lacking in dignity. Still bis  anger increased with every stride he topK  forward ' into tho room. Mrs. Waring  sprang nimbly to her feet. . ,  "f.ood heavens! Tom, what's tho matter?"  . "This devil's to pay," he cried fiercely.  "That man is a���������a���������the Lord only knows  what," liis voice failing him, one finger  'pointed at Noel.  '!What is the matter?" "inquired the  young man, also rising.  "Mutter, sir, matter, you ask me tho  matter'-' Kcad'that, and you'll find out.  Oh, it shows you up well," thrusting the  letter into his hand. Mrs. Waring looked on in disgust,.disquieted and yet firm.  Noelread the letter hastily, his faco  clearing. He -remembered Waring as ho  had first seen liim and thought "he comprehended the situation.  ���������'You arc a little excited now," he said  pleasantly, even amusedly. "I think you  must have missed part of this letter. It  explains the situation "pretty well, and���������  and���������" he broke into a hearty laugh. "I  fool very much as though I had- stepped  out of a pink-bound story book. He luus  mistaken my identity, Barbara, he has  mistaken it quite seriously."  There was a twinkle in 'lis eye, but he  noteil/with surpriso that Barbara's faco  wore an expression of puzzled anxiety.  Waring began reading tho letter aloud.  '���������lly the way*'���������lie read beginning whero  ho had left off���������"my nephew, Allen's son,  writes me that ho has settled in New  York and knows you as well as some of  your relatives. I hope he'll be more suc-  co.-'sful in liis art than liis furher was "In  business, i'oor Allen, you must remember what a dreamy, impractical fellow be  was.".   Waring" paused, feeling decidedly  .Vi-.  ''DID    VO.r   THINK   I'D   GIVE   YOU   UP -FOI.  SL'CII  A CONSII-EKATION?"  as a wavering yellow glonm wandered   in  from the street, lamp.    "I hope   we   shall  seo you when you���������you feel like dropping  in for a cup of ten,  Mr. Noel." c  But Barb.-.r.i sprang-to.hor'foct as Noel  started for the door. Her faco crimsoned,  her.eyes, j.listonod-niistily.  . "You don't think, that such a-.trlvial  considciation as money could come between us, do' you, Jasper? You are"���������  her voico was beginning to' quiver-and  break.    "Why, you   are   unworthy of my  .-love, almost, if that is the way-you tako  me.* You-know, you muv.. know, tliat  my'lot lies with yours, whatever���������"  .-' .It was.plain tliat she could uot say any  more just then for tears, but sho wns  renting against him and ho, stroked'her  hair with'tho soft tender touch we reserve  for.child ten andpeoplcoiiost. precious to  us, holding her:fast and close.'  "Iundorstand," h'o whispered from tho  deplhs'of his content, "L understand."   THE end. '  NllVl'l   IW<._������  ol   lint   Wlii-cl.  Daisy Bell .and her lyrical chronicler  need no longer feel compelled to go tandem through weal or woe. They may  now rido sido by sido on a threo-wh>'leil  affair. If this is 'not . fin de siecle  enough tbey could uso a tandem affair  witli threo wheels which' .offers especial  features of comfort for both riders.  What has been called- the "bicycle balloon" is a combination of balloon, parachute, and cycle, lt is for-in Hilary use.  Should the balloon bo pierced by bullets  tho aeronaut is exneotod to grab his bicycle in one hand, his parachute in the  ��������� othor, and -jump -to the ground, after  which-he must "get, on his uninjured  wheel and ride safely away.  Another use to whicli the bicycle is put  ii)'France'is mt ambulance. An ordinary  safety wheel is combined with a folding1  .stretcher.    Answering a ..hurry   call   the  doctor rides to the scone, of an accident'.  He then unfolds the. stretcher,-and placing the patient, upon   it, ..wheels 'hini   t.o  Mtlie hospital.        .,-.." " J  The uian'who will hereafter Tide around  the world will bo able to carry his tru-ik  with him', and a largo trunk at that; In  Franco and England thc butchers and  bakers use, a three-wheel machine for delivering thoir prodiicfs. It looks' iil.e a  small mail wagon. A largo box is situated between the-* rear wheels. The'riding  saddle-is in-front of this. There are'  pedals, a handle bar, and there you are.  Several London pr.pors -have .used the  tricycle for years ns a menus of delivering  the daily edition; bur, (ho three-wheel  machine lias been made to forvo the ends  of trade by being constructed" so tis to  print legends and advertising mottoes on  tho pavement ovor'whicli it passes.  ..ovi'i'iinr Moi-ton'A Hum*.  Governor Morton of  New York is prob-  -��������� ably tho shrewdest mini' of affairs on this  continent, and uny .-business would find  his withdrawal a ferious matter. When  ho was last' in London. Morton,- Boss &  Co. wanted to transport an immense sum  to their blinking house in a great hurry  from the Biftik of Kiiglaud. and there wm  no one trustworthy at hand to do it,- Mr.  Morton had the fortunein bank-notes put-  up in''a cheap old trunk, and taken to the  Fidewnlk.    He then haggled   with  an o.x-  = pressman to carry it for a shilling to the  building whore it was ' needed. So the  vast sum was toted'away like a cheap  piece of baggage, and much' astonished  the expressman was", to receive a IS-t noto  from Mr. Morton when he delivered the  little trunk. :-    A - lilld's Itifilit lo Property.  With children, as. with adults, what  they possess ought, to he recognized as  being absolutely their owu. But this i..  very far from being the.case. Sometimes  a grown-up person has need of some  article belonging to a child, and the.  rightful owner is so coaxed und blamed  and shamed as to be actually compelled to  ' give up tbo article.- In some cases it is  taken without asking.  No grown person would be treated thus,  and no child ought to be, nor would be  by any caretaker who could enter sympathetically into the feelings of the child.  One ought to "respect the rights of  property" ' where children arc concerned  as "scrupulously as with grown people;  and wlien this "is-intelligently done the  children themselves soon learn to rocog-  i.i--'these rights with one another, and  <, V vis between them are reduced ton  in...���������mum. But if. on' the otlier hand,  tin- child's own rights are ruthlessly  ir.impl.'d on by those whom he is taught  t<i consider iiis infallible teachers, it is  only ii._-.iir.-il that lie, in his turn, should  learn to trample as ruthlessly on tha  rights <fl others.  '..-  SHE ACCEPTED HIM.  When Paula lost hor dog, Bronzo, her  chief sympathizer was Aylinor Bivers, a  bald-headed harristjr, who had beon lior  eon������t;inc admirnr sineo her debut.  He wont so far. as to offer to supply  tho aching void in Paula's hears-hy supplying a pup of undoubted po.ligroo in"  place of tlio lost.  "Oh, I could not put another in his  placo so soon," was tlio'tearful reply.  A day or two.after-  ho   was   at   work  over a   brief, which, was   marked   "Ur-_  gent.," when a   tinkle   of ,the. telephone-  boll roused him from a .deep (It of reflection.  IndetMl, so lost in thought was ho .that,  although he. heard, the bell, he gradually  awoke to consciousness of tho fact that it  hud rung more -than onco before ho had  applied his our to the tub".  "Aro you thero, Mr. liivors?" asked  an impatient voice.  "All right," replied Ayliiinr, not ut  first observing any difference between  thu acvicnts ho was-answering and Minna  that woro in the habit of reaching.him  from the oflico of Messrs. Blank'& Dash.'  "What, d'ye want?"  "Oh, I want to speak to- you, Mr.  Rivers," reiterated the voice.  "Well, go on, then," replied Aylinor,  impatiently, anxious to return to the  papers' whioh wero scattered all over his  table.  "It's mo���������Pnnhi," ho distinguished  out of the reverberation of. tlie dark,tube.  "Delighted, I'm .sure," replied Aylmcr.  "I never expected such a pleasure. What  ean I do fur you, Miss Ijnrralnnf"  . There was a moment's hesitation;  then ho could hoar a sigh and a little  nervous laugh.  "I wanted.to tell you.that I havo been  thinking over what you snid to mo tlie  other night, Air.. Hi vers," tlio voice said,  "and tliat I - er���������I accept your, kind  offer."  Now Aylinor had completely forgotten  all about tho dog and its loss, ns well as  his offer to replace the Inst idol witli one  of his own solection.  ' Thc important, case upon which ho was  engaged iiald possession of all his thinking faculties. The word 'otTcr" in. connection with his thoughts cf Paula could  have for him only ono meaning.  .. But how to reply to such a declaration  through a medium? Whilo he paused, tn  put together words which should fitly acknowledge his happiuess in receiving so  unexpected an - .mnoiiiio.mcnt, tho bell  rang again vociferously. 0  "Vou won't forger.; Mr..Hirers," will  youT and come up soon to tell about it.  I shall expect, you this evening."  "Thanks, thanks, awfully," was nil  Aylmer hnd time to reply beforo ho heard  tho telephone shut off.  -He pns'.ied his books from htm and  piled thom one on top of tho other, closing.theni without any; care a.s to th������"  references ho hnd boen seoking when.his  meditations hud been ' so-' unexpectedly  broken in upon.  Ho could not conceal from his Inner  conseiousnenss. t.he fsict that, in acting  ns sho had just done, .Fan'.... did not .seem  _.qiii.te_to_r_.aliz_o_thntJo.ftiy.,ideHl.,whiclutlic  average man is apt to .look for in the ordinary woman when, ho has set tho seal,  of his choice upon hor. Yet ho endeavored to persuade himself it was, after all,  a very easy,*if unusual,, way of . intl  mating h .r preference, and ��������� for him that,  f.-us.the main point at.issue.  The modern maiden, Jin argued, could  not always bf" cxpectad^to follow tho traditions of her maternal,. nncostors,. nnd  the lovo affairs of tho present day wore  bound to bo affected by the environment  of tho age. -  "Go to-night?" Of course, ho ..would ,  Wns time over so laggard in its flight? It  she had not specially named the hour'he  would have rushed to her then aiid thero.  "Oh,-Mr. Bivers, I'm so glad you've  conic, but I don't know what-you'll  think about my , changing my ml ml .so  easily,".said tho girl shyly.  But Aylme.r was not ut tho otlier end  of, the phone nuw���������he nilvnitced boldly  toward lior.- '  ."My-darling, how can I ever, thank  you enough?" he exclnimnd. rapturously,'  us he took her in. his arms, and iu another moment would have kissed .her,1  but tlio expression -on Pnuln's . f.ic.  stopped hini. "Mr. Rivers," sho gasped,  "hnw dure you? What is the moaning of  thi" extraordinary conduct, may- t.-. iLsk:  And where, oh, where is'the dog - you  promised me?"   -  "Dog!" he exclaimed. "Whut.dog? I���������  I really don't kno.w. what you mnjui.  Miss Lorraine., I can.only suppose: that 1  iini the victim of -some -practical jolt.;  Vou spoke to mo this morning through  thc telephone, I thought', nudlyou iuritad:  me hero this evening." '  Paula nodded assent.  "And you told me," hdc'Uitinuo.l, emphatically, "that you accepted my offer."  ���������'I accepted yonr offer : of ������, -ilogi.Mr.  Rivers," she said. a=s soon ns she could  speak. "How could I. accept you when  you never asked me?''  -' "But you knew how much I loved  you?" pleaded Aylmer.   c  "Of course," admitted Pauln, with an  air of .omniscience. "Don't women-- always know?. But they, don't accept a  man before he a=ks them���������usually."  "Then let the exception prove tho rule  in this case," pleaded Aylinor.  "You arc quite, quite sure," murmured Paula, coyly, "and' you won't  say it was all.my doing?"  "Never,." said Alyinor, reassuringly.  "On the contrary, I shall attribute niy  happiness to Bronzo, and will always  consider it a proof, if proof were' wanting, of his marvelous intelligence and  foresight."  "Tha darling!" sighed Paula.'  "My darling!" amended Aj'lnier.  The accent of our native country  dwells iri tho heart and mind, as well  as on tha tongue.  ihe Mcdowell  sfe^S-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-Ss_9  CO., L'TD  VANCOUVER,   B.C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals.and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to.all orders.      ������  the Mcdowell,.atkins, watson, eo  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MTELGolfl, Siln-i*,; Cornier or Coallroperfc  WILL BDY or promote Company to Me oro.  WILL HANDLE Bondsof Electric Steam or Horse Car Railways.  WILL BUILD Waterworks or Float Bonds ot Same.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway,  New York City.  5*9  Gopp's Hot Air Beaters   ALSO-   Active Warrior Cook Stoves  Cold Air Draught and Ventilated  Oven,   Best on the Market at 4M  Ei J_ RITCHIE'S  How mMch of your Shoe  is leather,���������workmanship���������and  how much of it is profit? The Shoe  you.should buy and lhe Shoe most  .dealers sell, differ as these proportions .differ. Your next pair will  have more leather value, and less  profit for the dealer, if you see that it's Goodyear  Welted, 83.50, $4.50, $5.50 stamped.on the sole.  e_rr       ������ jfo slater Shoe.'  _-_-___���������_________-______*_-_������������������__  ...IMiEU .* WWIS, Sole .(senU for KelHou.  .ORI-e-l; ItKOt... -tft-iteK Mil*.   __.___. _-___--���������_= 372 ���������  Fred J.  HAS RECEIVED A.COMPLETE STOCK OF " '  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  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The quotations for the past .week have  varied considerably although the better  class of stocks continue to remain firm,  ���������with n slight upward tendency. * The  demand for Slocan stocks is good aud  some heavy orders from Toronto aud tho  const cities have beeu filled.-  Companies.  No.' of  Shares  '   I'm- '  Value  Price.  ,   __.KI.SON.  Hall Mines   Kxohcquui-   KOSSI.A.N'D.  'Albert-. ���������"   Heaver   liig Three '...  Uiitto .".......-...  Brit. Caii.GoldflclcLs  B.C. Gold King....  Bluebird     Bruce .".-.  Caledonia Con...:..  California   C.&C   'Celtic Queen -.,  "Centre Star   Colonna   Commander. .'���������:.  Crown Point.1   Beer I'ark   1 )elueola   Delaware..'.   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Erie   Evening Star   Georgia ;.....  Gertrude    Giant '.'   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(I l.i  0 s  0 2.i."  0 5.  0 08  0 (i|  () 12  ��������� 0 0!)  0 10  000,000  1 00  iio.ooo  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  doo  loo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.2oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  .. .1 00  1,000,000  00  00,000  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  l.oo  0 20  0 15  U 07  0 l:i  0 7_  0 20'  0 10  0 111  0-20  0 IS  0 041}  I) II.  0   71  0 004  0 13  0 08-  0 20  0 (.ll  0,.igj  0 50  . 1 :s,i  2 50  00!)  0 25  1 00 -    0 10  "tDivldends paid to date are ns follows: Le  Roi, $325,000; "War Eagle, ������187,000; Cariboo,  $140,000; Idaho ������20,000; Slocan Star, ������._50,000;  Reco $100,000: Rambler $25,000. Alamo. Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid divi-  - dends.  Fast Train Service.  A report from Vancouver states tbat  on May 1 the Canadian Pacific railway  will .establish jj a. fast* aud special train  s'ervioe between the' Pacifi" co_ist'ar.d  Kootenay,' An express will run daily  ���������without change of cars from Vancouver  to Arrowhead-where close connection will  be made with the C.P.R. steamers on the  Arrow lakes and ths Columbia river.  The C.P.R. has practically been forced  to furnish this service by the schedule  recently.;adopted by the Northern Pacific  and Spokane Falls and Northern railways. The new arrangement will be a  great convenience to travellers.  Change of Time.  On and after March 28, the Northern  Pacific railway will make close connections with thsSpokaQe Falls & Northern  railway at Spokane, enabling passengers  to make tbe trip, between Portland and  the sonnd cities and points in the Koot-  pnay cqmjtry TitboTJt layoyerjo j^poljane,  as west bound train leaves Spokane at  10:55 p. in. and arrives from the west at  C50 a." m. (585)  MINING TEANSFEES.  Where no consideration is named iri transfers  ���������'the nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.   ,  -4. P Loni-  to Wm  Thos 0  New Denver.  March lei���������  Black Uoauly and White Beauty  icux.to John A Foley, K, $1500.  Same���������John A Foley to J J Mullholland and  John JBaniield, J.-  March 16���������  lloyal Arthur and-Charmer���������John "Wbfer to  the Kokanco "Mining Co. $100,000. ���������  -���������  Golden Bazaar and Mountain Flower���������Thos  B May and B Svenciski to Kokanee-Mining'Co  $125,000.   .- -��������� ',  Lilly B Fraction���������Bluir Carter to J F Yates.  8200.    .* - -,  Howard -Fraction, Tiger, Tiger Fraction,  Bland and Deadwood���������A E Teeter, J MBene-  dum. W j_ Priee. V C Rackcliff, II L Curtiss, J  W; Kyto and "Peter-Lorentzon' to thc British-  Canadian Gold Fields Jii D & I Co. ���������   ' 'A  March 17��������� ; '���������-.,  MascoM. .Fraction���������John M.Grcenongh to, A*'  n Bltimm'cnaucr, 4. - '- "...  ��������� Robin���������Bon Anderson to E M Sandilonds.  Evening Star���������Thos Miilvcy to F S Andrews,  ,., -500. . .   ,  United Empire���������Geo Stanley to Thos Dunn.4,  Creole���������V 11 Lantz io Beaumont Boggs, l-S,  jooo.     , . .  Townsend���������Frank Granville to JoIin'J Jldn-  licld. SMSOO.  . Galena   Mountain  .,    Compromise  \���������D.O  Lou-is to Joseph I'n.tiuante.  Compromise���������Jos  Prailcunto to Win Stubbsl  1,3150.  March 18���������  ���������Saphire and Gem���������V M Hayes to C Kearney  Hammond.  Spokane Jim���������Jcnisio L Hammond toll Milton Martin, A, s>250.  Morning  Sun--1 tope  G Middaugh  Walton, .?10. - -    .    *..  Bern eralda���������Angus P McDonald t'j  Clr.iy, ', $250.  Timce���������Joseph Pilori'to H W.Kent.  The Alma, s-'t Aubyn and Forlorn Hope���������Jas"  Gillhoolcy to Thos Dunn, $37,000.- ��������� -��������� ''  March 10���������  Black Eagle���������Chas Xcwltau.se to John T  Kelly, J.     ���������    . .-  Same���������Same to Win U Will, V  Mollie O 1, Los Vegas J-Fred W Moore to D  J Munn. '  United���������Geo Alexander, John M Martin and  ���������John J Lynch to lhe Echo Mining and Milling  Co.  Wipporwill���������A Boss to 1) W Moore, $25.'  .Iunny--F M Clement Lo D A Van Dorn, 1-3. :  Mnrult 20-  Chaplcau���������Jas E Taltersall to John G Gwil-  lim, 1-3.  Same���������Same to Benjamin Robertson'I.  .Same���������Same to Frank Dick, ,',.  Golden Went���������Win Kerr to Robt C Graham.  Sligo���������Jl S McDowell to Robt McDowell, 1-lli  March 22-        ��������� "'    . :-   '  Silver Wave No-3-Samuel Desc.unpcs to FS  Davis. \. $312.50.  Victoria���������Urinsley M Walton to AD William  and G W Wood, 1-3.  ������������������  Chariot. Pioneer, and Uncle Sam��������� "WmBrasch  to Alexander Harrison, 4-  Union. Farewell and Victor���������Hugh McKinnon to JasMcPhnil. $10.  Gatineau���������T Reid to Chas K Sinitheringalc,  1-3.  Siincoo���������11 M Covington'to Chas E Sinitheringalc. I 3,  Slug Ten |, Gatincnii and Simcoe J���������Chas E  Smitlivriiigalc, 11 M Covington, T lteid. H H  Knox and Kate Scott to llobt Tallow and  Arthur G Thymic. $300. ���������  Freddie Lee Fraction ami Omcgo mining  claims���������The Freddie Lee Mining Co to W S  Guarnec, $1502.70. i  0 lv No 2 J. and Everitt No 2 J���������John Earnest  to IJlmur Kveritt, $501'.  Oi-j)ha-Kd Dunn to J W Johnston, 4, $100.  Dolly Vardcn No 3-IIerb Jl Knox to P W  Ellis. .V.  Wild Horse���������Thos Lacombe to N Pomenvillc  i . ' ������������������ '  Nelson Fraction���������W II Robertson . to Geo  Fairburn, Chas Anderson and Jaines A McKinnon  Fedora���������Same to Chas Anderson nnd Geo  Fairburn, <i.  Wild West-John L O'Neill to Miles McGill,1.  Wild West-Miles McUill to Joltn Triggs.'-l.  '  Monitor Xo 2���������Frank A Well to Eleanor J  Kendall and A R Fingland, $1000.  A   TEN   THOUSAND   DOLLAR JAIL  ,.:���������*'      -FOBMELSON:-; ;;.    . ..  Ilul <:ov������-riiineiH rr<-jn.lii-e Agiiiiiitl S'Milli  Koolenny    Is , SIiovii   lit  Otlior '  Klggnr.lly;-4i>iirii|iiiii11iiiiM.  Premier Turner, who is also tho minis  ter  of finance,   presented,   last Friday,  through the Lieutenant-Governor the estimates of revenue and expenditure for  the fiscal year ending June 30,1898;   '  The estimates of receipts, as far as tbe  annual "payments of" the Dominion are  concerned, are the same as those of last  year, but the government expects only  $70,0CO from land sales,while the estimate  Inst year was $100,000. The estimate for  timber' royalties and licenses last year  wW. $50,000; this .year, it .is $55,000.  Timber leases last year'were estimated at  $30,000; this year at ,S'15,000. Mining  receipts last year at $60,000; this year at  $100,000. Last ye.ir the income tax was  estimated at $30,000 and this year at only  $10,000. The printing office receipts were  last year estimated at $8,000; tbis year  at $ 18,000. The total estimated receipts  last year were $1,463,789.45. '���������������������������������������������  ... It will also be noticed lhat to the heading "Fines and Forfeitures," have been  added the significant words ''Small Debts  .Cdnrt'Fees" nnd the. estimates iu consequence of this additiou have been increased from 810,000 to $15,000.  The total estimated expenditure last  year, was $1,371,788.30, aud this year it is  $1,500,765.10. The estimated expenditure ou public debt is about $10,000 more  than-List year, but a material reduction  has beeu made in civil, governmeut (salaries), as last year's estimate under this  head wert. S14(i;500 and this-year $121,-  130. This, howeve-.', is lost in salaries  connected with thc administration of  *justice,"for the l.ist"year the "estimate was  $134.83S, and this year 5155,362- Public  works are going to cost $100,000 more  than last year',_ for this year's ..estimate  under this head is $395,150, while last  year's was $295,400. The total estimated  expenditure "last year was $1;371,888.30,  -which is'increased to $1,566,765.  The sum of $242,111 is to be voted for  educational purposes, of ..hich $17,(553  "will be applied; to. West Kootenay.  It will be apportioned as follows:   ,  Revelstoke, Teacher _or_th'c year���������*.  Assistant   Incidental' expenses....'..  Ito.slaiid. -  Marcli 22-  llti_.ii���������Victor Carr and Oscar Johnson to Vcs-  tus Quimby, H.   '  Empress���������John T Betliuno, Alexander McLellan and Henry A Munn to Empress Gold  Mining Co.  Woodsl ock���������AV J Green to Marvin P Hatch.  Hoy���������W B Brown to Kmris Williams, i.  Burlington���������S F Griswold toll AV Allen.  __ Chrysolite���������Harvey Griswold to H W Allen,  "Lady Babe. Lady Babe No 2, Silver Blade,  Silver Blade No 2 and Ohio-T P Quinn to F S  Russell and Frank Russell, 1-12.  Nest Kgg No 2, Bingham Fraction, Diamond  Dick and San Diego���������Richard Cooper loEmmiv  Cooper, }. o  Apex��������� K D  Sanders to  Apex Gold Mining  nml Development Co.  March 2,'!-  Doiicaster���������Walter (i Robinson to Hiram  Morrison,  Omaha Fraction���������.1 AV Buhner, }.  l',.OK S���������D W Skinner to E S Topping,  Groy Cliil���������A L Lorenzen to AV W Baker. 1,  llonieo���������P A Bainhart to���������>Elizabeth Gray,  1-10.  Copper Queen and Africa���������Ernest L Sawyer  to Copper Queen G Jl and Development Co.  Fandango���������E H Lewis and Herbert Lewis to  John W Ressner, .. ������  King George���������James A Ryan to Hiram Morrison, .J.  Little Mollie���������A 11 Funk and John McOcc'to  Fim.emorc Melbourne McLeod, i.  March 25���������  Deer-Park Fraction No 2���������Mike Shic-k to  David Hcrkman, J.  Mary Night���������Same to same, }.'  Hope���������F A Howard to Hob-rl Cruickshanks,  A Hector, AVilliain Berg and- T-Bryant," J to  each.  Pearl, Proud Chief, Grace Darling Fraction,  Bendigo and Lancashire Lass���������Samuel - For-  teatli, Alike Madigan. J Broughton, F W Bauer  John Lindsay and Robert S Ross to Thomas  Parker.  Lander���������D F O'Brien tQ Williapi kirkpatrick  8-l'i ' ' '   "'*' '  Fror. Mountain���������Angus Mclntyre to Jerry C  Spellman. J.  I-afa. otto���������DF O'Brien to S F Williams, ..  Union Fraction���������Same to same.  Black Jack���������D F O'Brien to Joseph AVird.  Copper Giant Fraction���������J J Bristoe and'J II  Murphy to Clias H Trego.  Etta Bean, AVild Horse and Komaka Jim���������  James Mcintosh and James E Jones to Charles  H Trego, option for S3 days at $21,000. 0  March 20���������  Bon Accord���������Samuel Foneath to Alexander  C Gait. 2-:;.  Marv Farley���������James Clark to R M Perdue, i.  j    Omaha"  Fraction���������Walter   G    Robinson   to  Hiram Morrison, i-  - Matchless���������John Jaek-=oh Jr. to Thomas A\r  Stack and Christopher McDonell.  Where.ai.! you ut.  If Mr. C. H. Cushman, who lived in  Tombstone, Arizona  during   the   years  "jSSl and 1S82, will communicate with  The Mixer, he will learn something to  i his advantage.  get an ii crease from $95 to $103 per  mooth.  The salary of the registrar of titles in  the Victoiiii registry office is to be increased from $157.50 to $175 per month.  The same olficnr at Npw "Westminster  gets nn iucrea .e from $13!) to $150. The  salary of the Vancnuvpr registrar is to be  iucreaeed from $157. .0 to $175. The  ollice of registrar at Kamloops is to be  evidently done away with, as no provision  for his salary is made in tbe estimates.  In the Victoria assessor's office' the  chief cleik is <o get an increase from  $102 to SHO per month. At New Westminster the same officer's salary is to be  increased from $85 to $100 a month, and  a similar increase is to be given the assistant assessor at Vancouver. The  assistant librarian is to get an increase  from $35 to $45 a month. The chemist  and assayer will receive $100 instead of  $95 per month, ahd the janitor for the  bureau of mines $50 instead of $30.  PRIVATE BOARD.  PERSONS desiring a permanent and quiet  Boarding place, cither by day or week,  will find it at the AVoods' Block, on and after  April 1st.      (578) MRS. G. H. AVOODS.  -____-._-_-._. AUE..TS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  isrEX-Soisr, b. o. < [3351  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IMSl'ltANCE and ---  COMMISSION AUE-.T.  VICTORIA ST..  au  NELSON, B. C.  VV. P. SLOAN,  ____CI_N"I2^C_f    _____GE___ST_r  .'onl ltiver, Duck C'rcck, Suiter District  anil .Summit Creek lirnpcrtic. n specially.  Properly on line ot Crow's Nest 1'ass Knll-  road, located on Ciont Hlvcr, on llxl.  C'orresiw>n<leiice Solicited.      <  KOOTBNAV,' RIVER.  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL, IDAHO.  473-5-12-0  ?8I!)  <0)  100  819  'fiOO  COO  150  810  600  100  -coo  40  702  40  702  ��������� 10  SKX)  70_  ,00  'fiOO  -00  250  780  m>  cm  150  two  10  (MO  40  600  ' 40  liOO  . 40  GOO  40  COO  40  (JOO  40  Uo.  Do.  Nelson,-Teacher   Do.    1st Ass'i'stftnt ;.'...  Do.    2nd.    do.., ....'.  Do.    Incidental expenses...'   ICaslo, Teacher   Do.   Assistant   Do.   Incidental expenses '   AVancta, Teacher   Do.     Incidental expenses   Xnknsp, Teacher   Do.     Incidental expenses   Pilot Bay, Teacher   Do. .   Incidental expenses ���������  Rossland, Principal   Do. ���������  " 1st Assistant'..'   Do.       2nd     do.       ..' :.  Do.       3rd     do ;.  Do.     , 4th      do   Do.      Incidental expenses   Trail, - Principal.:   Do.   1st Assistant   Do. "2nd      do.,   Do.   Incidental expenses   Ainsworth, Teacher '...'   Do.     ��������� Incidental expenses.'..  Tli roc Porks, Teacher   Do. Incidental expenses.  New Denver, Teacher   Do. Incidental expenses.  Sandon, Teacher   Do.     Incidental expenses   Brandon, Teacher   - Do. '   Incidental expenses   Illeeillewaet, Teacher,   Do, - Incidental expenses.  Waterloo, Teacher   Do.  -    Incidental expenses ���������  }   ',-,'.    '      _. ���������   ' ' l~,Ca3  .The appropriation for public works is  "esl imated "at" $395*150. Of ~th"at_a"m"6u"n t"  ������86,600 is" to be spent on AVorks and  buildings; $3,000 for the Government  House, Victoria; $290,550 for roads,  streets, bridges and wharves and $15,000  for'surveys. A jr.il is to be built at Nelson, the cost of which will bo $10,000,  and $1,000 will be set asido for-another  school house.  ��������� The government pursues the same cou^  temptably narrow aud prejudiced course  towards the south riding of this district  as it has in former .years. The estimate  for expenditures on roads,- streets,  wharves aud bridges in the Nelson, Aiusworth,- Slocau and Goat Kiver miuing  divisions is only $16,000, whereas the  appropriation for tho north riding is the  greater sum of $20,000.  J?or the administration of justice, 8*150,-  362 is to be voted. Of that amount. $10,-  170 is set asido for the expenses of tho  government officials iir West Kooteuay.  The government has approved ofthe  suggestions of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society and appropriated  $3,000 for the benefit of that institution.'  Provision is made in tho estimate for  65 provincial- constables instead of 50  last year. Provision is-also made for a  matron at the provincial gaol, her salary  being fixed at $20 per month. A similar  officer will also be appointed at the provincial gaol at New Westminster. Two  additional clerks will be given Eecorder  Kirkup at I.ossland. The'gold commis-  ioner at Alberni will be "given a clerk at  a salary of .$40 a mouth.  A number, of material changes-have  been made in the salaries of the department officials at Victoria.  The premier's assistant gets an increase  of $5 a month. The'chief clerk in the  provincial secretary'sdepartmentgets un  increase from $do to $105 a month. Tbe  clerk's salary in- the same ollice is increased from 885.50 to $90. The chief  olerk in the treasury also had his salary  increased from S102 to $110. The -second "cleik's salary has been increased  from $95 to $100 aDd a third cleik is added at a salary of SG5 a month.  /The salaiies of the auditor and the  clerk in the audit office have been increased from $120 to $130, and .from  SS5.50 to S100 respectively.  The agricultural department is provided with an additional clerk at a salary of  $80 per month, and the inspector of animals had his salary increased from $95  to $100 a month.  Provision is again made for a saiary  for an additional minister at the regular  salary* of Si.000.  In the lands nnd "woiks 'department a  qlerk is to be added at a salary of $S8."30  per month, and some of the other salaries  are to be increased.  The chief clerk and stenographer in  the attorney-general's department is to  W. PERKINS & CQ-  mining BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4������ Years experience In Mining:. Experienced Prospectors furnlnheU ou ttliort  Xoiiec.   ..lines Exported nnd Kenorted on,  .taker Street, Opp. C. A K. laud Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. BIC.  '472-5-12-6 *  '    **  Investors!  Prospectors!  It you wish to buy or sell Mines or Prospects,  or desire information about the Kootenay correspond witli  .   WALTER d PROWN,  515 *   NELSON. B. C.  G.J.REINER. J. F. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  ������'0l and _0_ TIIK BOOK KB*,  SPO*KA*N*_B3       -      *W_____S_E_C.  524  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  ..'III I'urchii.sc or Furnish .Money to Develop tiood rropcrtlc*. first t.lnss Con-  itectloiis In^Ejiste_rH<:.l������les and London���������_  Write ns licfore placing your properly  315 4 316 ROOKERY  s__?o__s:______N'____,     -    ���������w_a_s___--:_  ,  525  C. F. CLOUGH & CO.  " (INCORPORATED)    u  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE-  MEMDER SPOKANE STOCK EXCHANGE.  ���������lend,Ollice���������Spokiinc. tVnslilniclon.  f ICohnIiiiiiI. II. C.  It ranch Olllccs -I  Toronto, Ontario.  I. -Iloudeiil, Canada.  523    Write for our Weekly Market Report  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET,  -  KASLO, B. C.  (550)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  -: Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  .  110  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First CIriss Bar in  connection.     Transient rates reasonable.        (582)  What's your  Shoe Price?  Whatever you want in the way of Shoes,, never doubt  our ability to fit both Purse and foot.     It's simply a  matter of Price and  Size.    We can  suit everybody.  "    We wouldn't be up-to-date if we couldn't.  It will pay you to give us a call.  576 The Nelson Shoe Co.  ^EILSOIN"  BUY your own  WALL PAPER  ..lake your own i-liolo<_  nii<l -live tin; r.-iInti-rS  Coiiinii>.ioii  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Large stock of new patterns  Thomson Stationery Co-  LIMITKD  (362) NELSON, B. C-  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATlSFAGTlOISf  GlMKAMTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B. C.  8  E. 5. 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 not Monkey WitK Wild Gals,  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiries-  _, .  Next Week's Specials *  :  Fresh and Dried Fnzits  "Pi'iines, Plums, Peaclies, Apricots, .Pears, Apples, all of which: are very-  choice, coming direct from thc great fruit center. Also Oranges, Lemons,  Nuts, Raisins, etc. A good supply of Butter, Cheese, Eggs, etc. kept constantly oil hand. .< ��������� .       ��������� '  M* Pes prisajj &Co.  M.R. SMITH ft CO,  Biscuit Manufacturers.  W-RIT-E   FOB   __P_]RICJi3  X.IST-  VICTORIA        -        BO. (2.2)  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds  of  Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED:  P. O.   PpX   88.  Telephone   3],  391  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  ������ **'.  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  :   Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at rea-  .sonahle prices. ii; .        .  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    _so  Thos. Dunn ft Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  , BLACKSMITHS' AND HILL SDEPL1E?.  ItAK AM������ .SUEKT iko.V, SUM-US' PICKS, BAB ____1>  SHEET STEEL,  MIXERS' SnOVELS, WIKE HOPES, K.4XIIXA BOrES,  MSA JUTE   Fl'SE A.\D CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE /**%I  110 ___<C 11   \i^tt  CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S        yUlV l\01 L. V Qfl.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  ('33. ^r^_���������_isrco"cr-v__E__Rn _b, o. THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 3,  1897.  PRODOCE OF THE MINES.  KETUKNSFOK 11597 UP  TO DATE.  OUE EXPOI.TED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  S.TOi'I-  Slocan via Nakusp  2.47_!i  liossland via Northport o.lno  liossland via Nelson      32  Tons  ".OS).  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House...5 9i.i,lil.i,l  Hoi'elsloke (NaKusp)    'J71.111.(i.")  l"2l7,'2SS.38  Average value per ton, ������71.717  rilODUCKOFSJ-K-.TKI-S.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (1 lull Mines) Matte .'  f>K>)  Trail Smeller Malto    2 *���������'!*-  2690  Total value, 51.161,317.18  "     "   of ore and nialcc exported, ������2,403,820.50  ORE SHIPMBKTS.  HeturnH Since Last Week.  VIA   KASI.O.  Payne Mine'to Pueblo, Col  150  JtuUi to Pueblo, Col  00  Jackson "         ,V'  Whitewater to Kverett  !)_.  Kuth to "   lj������  Rambler to Tacoma  w  Reco to Denver, Col w  Slocan Boy to Pueblo  lo  . Slocan Star to. Omaha  120  Montezuma to Aurora  11  Little Phil to Kverett  20  Wellington to Aurora  }���������')  -   Antoine to Tacoma  13  1014  Total value,'381.452.  Average value per ton, ������80.8!)2.  - ; <-  VIA    NORTHPORT.  Le Koi toTacoma...'    l'H)  I.C Koi io Everett ���������   100  ;* ��������� '��������� 200  Total value, 30,131.  Average value per ton, ������32,155.  Total  valuo of ore-exported for tlie week,  ������87,883. __;  '  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]    303  Valued at $10!.088.98  Value of matte and ore exported for the  week $256,971.88.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  0 NEW YORK.  Mar.-      22      23       24      23     '2(i  SII.VEI-...65 ...CH ...C2-i...62:f...6--������  (Har)  LKAl-... .3.30.. :3.:.0. .3.30. .3.30. .3_30  New York,  March 26���������Bar silver 62������.    Lead  quiet.  Brokers price ������3.30.   .Exchange ������3.371.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whero no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of 31 is to be understood.  Nelson.  March 27���������  Liberty���������T Nelson to F E Newton, .. ������225.  Monarch���������J WcstKate to J P Jones, ������500.  Friday���������Same to same, ������500.  Kureka���������W A Angstartl to .1 W Murray, J,  31ft).  lilizstard���������II Cuthbert to the British Canadian  Gold Fields.  Iron Chief���������R Green to J McGrcalli,  Star���������N McLeod to 1. Cordingly and E Booth  $100..  March 29-  Gold Cap���������W-.T Goode to J M Milicr and M  F Chesnut.    .'...'  Beaver���������J Duhamcl to A Gagnon, J.  Golden Banner, Charles Esmond���������J Gignac  toMEgan. 32.  Magnet, Rocnic, Charles Esmond���������J H Dobic  to M Esan, ������2. ,-.,-.,  Golden Banner, Magnet, Charles Esmond,  Rocnic���������M Egan to C Hillyer, ������100.  Gold Bar, Royal���������E G Traversy to L Poitras,  i interest in option given by G VV Perkins, 500  shares in Josie .company.  March 30-  Monarch, Tiger���������L'Boccher, notice of withdrawal of adverse claim.  Young Grouse, Sultan, Young American,  Epoch, Titanic���������T H Childs to W II Young, 1-5  3300.  Same claims���������J Emprey to AV II Young, 3-5,  $1000.  Warncgo", Fredigar, Ogcman���������M Schwcig to  T Jl Graham, \.  Regina, Calgary���������A B Ingrain to M Rudolph  1 ...'���������,._ -,        ���������.'-'.  Marcli 31-'  Snnsct���������H G Neclands to II Cuthbert, ������1;VJ0.  ���������Keewatin���������J-Shannon-to-\Vr Donaldson.   April 1-- '       e-  _       ,  Cordova, Yukon, Monarch. Galena, Copper  King, Yellowstone���������H.M Billings to A Bonnet,  Seattle and Denmark���������J M Miller to Primrose Gold Mining Co.  April 2-- '������������������    -   -  .Summit.���������W F Morrison to A I) Van Iloulon.  j   ������^X)0,  'Golden Queen, Golden Queen No 2, Red Clay,  Maudeen, Maudeen No 2, Maudeen No 3���������T V  Quinn' to F S Russell and Frank Russell, 1-12,  ������20,      - -.        .   NKW   LOCATIONS..  Gem���������J R Hardie to D S Carriel, I.  Hillside, Gait, R E Adam���������W J Adams to  Chas Bchrman.  Pride of tbe Lake���������J C Yuill to J F B Rogers  A, SI50.  1  ttossluiitl.  March 27-'  ' Grand Prize No 2���������1) F O'Brien to S L Williams, 1-3.  Joe Walker���������J L Peterson to Samuel Young.  lied Horse���������Oscar Johnson to Franklin  Mullen'.   *  Same���������Franklin JIallery to H M Bnrcli, 1-15.  Allan Bane and Kuckhorn���������\V 11 Cooper and  A C Gall to Richard Harrow, Jamus Darcy  Angus Cameron, Thomas ICecl, RJ Cameron  and Daniel A Good.  Mirror, Iroquois, Algonquin, Calumet, Ooe-  gebie, Kuckhorn, lied Jacket, Hermit, Hotton-  lot, Uolden West, Rhoderick Dim, Monarch.  Bryan, Lalla Itookh, ', Koewaydin, Tartar,  Ohcron, ArcLicum) Allan Bane���������Angus Cameron, Richard Dai-row, James Darcy and A J  Cameron lo Alexander Casimir Gull, agree  to sell for $5,000 and 25t .G00 shares of stock of a  company to bo incorporated within two mouths  -March 20-  Oddo and Patience���������R J Cameron to AC  Gait.  Lcinstcr Light���������V P CKarrell lo Samuel L  Ling. ,l.  Duluth, Mnckic, Golden Age and Golden  Cross���������John Coll lo owner; shcriif's notice of  sale to recover $563.70. 0  March 30- ���������     <-"  Amphion���������II E McDonald and Wm Simpson  to Jacob Superior.  Sunset���������IL W Cliattcrton lo Francis P Carey,  Hoy   .Vanteil.  A good, smart Boy wanted to act as Bell Boy  at the Hotel Phair.  Candidates Cards.  liny ol' Xoiiiiiialimi April Stli  liny ������r i:i.<ii������ii   iinii i..th  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  Eor Mayor  of .Nelson  A'ote for  JOHN A. TURNER.  Your vote   and' influence  are  requested for  E. C. TEAVES  as an  Alderman   for the. city  of Nelson.  Your vote and influence are respectfully requested for  P. J. RUSSELL  as  an Alderman for  the. city  of. Nelson.  Vote for  F. J. FARLEY  For Alderman.  east  Vor for  - aw.WEST  For Alderman.  Vote for  A. 0. BUCHANAN  For Alderman.  Vote for  E. G. ARTHUR  For Alderman,  Nl-.I-SON DIVISION Ol.' WEST KOOTKXAV DISTINCT.  "VJ*OTl(.'E is hereby given in accordance with  J_^l the Nlalulcs, that Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act. aro now due for (he year 1S07. All of the  above named taxes collectible within the Nel-  .son Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me,  arc payable nt. my ollice at. ICaslo, B.C.  Assessed taxes are collectible al t he following  rates, viz :���������  l'*our-lil'tlis of one poi--_cent. on tho assessed  value of real estate other Hum wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed  value of personal properly. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars llie following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same i.s not more than  tun thousand dollars, one and one.quarter of  one per cenl : when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  lliousand dollars, one antl one half of one polecat.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars ono and three quarters of ono per cent.  Three por cenl. on the assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before the30th of June 18(17:  Three-lift lis of one por cent, on the assessed  value of real estate otlier than wild land. One  hair of one per cent, on lho assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when Hie same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when suoh excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is uvor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one pe~  cent. Two and ono half per cent, on fie  assessed value of wild land.  I'rovincial revenue tax 33.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20lh, 1S07. 527  NOTICE.  N"OTICE is hereby given that ISO days after  dale 1 intend to apply to the lion, the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of unoccupied  Crown Lands situated in West, Kootenay District and more particularly described as follows .���������Commencing at the north west corner of  lot 527 group one, thence cast 10 chains, thence  north SO chains, thence west. 10 chains, thence  south SO chains lo point of commencement.  Daled. Victoria, B.C., Feb. 22nd, 18.17.  502 W. O. C.It'll.R.  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  1'. S. BAILY, I'rcst.  JOS. MONXIG, Sec.  Established  ���������-1SS0.  A general Ore Market."Largest Works  in  Colorado.   Modern .Hill, and Machinery at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLO ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE OKE SAMPLING CO.  Gold Bullion'Bought.   317       Denver, Colorado  I_t.mli.iial Naviialloi  mi Go., Ld.  Strs.  International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in effect February 1st, 189".   Daily  except Sunday.   Subject to change  without notice.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  ��������� - Bay, Balfour. Way Points  5:30 a.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points -. 1:40 p.m.  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passenger trains of the N. & V. S. II. II. to and  from Northport. I.ossland and Spokane.  Lv        fAv Northport 12:30 pin. "I Ar  Kaslo     -I   " Rossland     3:25 p m. j-     Kaslo  5:30 a m    L " Spokane      7:00 pin. J      8 p. in.  Lv Spokane 7:00 a in ��������� Ar at Kaslo 8 P in  Lv Kossland 10:30am  "  Lv Northport 1:27 pm   Through tickets sold at lowest rales and baggage cheeked to all United States points.  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr.  Kaslo, Jan. 30,1897.   Head Ollice at Kaslo, B.C.  VICTORIA, B.  C.  LONDON,  England.  TURNER, BEETON & CO,  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers  DEALERS IN  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B .0.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J.  E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B.C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOLI-: .M.tMll-'AI'TIIKKUS OF Till-.  Keudnll Band Mill,  Ii. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Lug Hauling M i-s'i'iij-.-h,  MurioD Sletuu Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  Kiver nnd Hni-hnr Dredges,  King Ditching   Mnchine,  Wrecking Maclii' es,  Ballust Unloading. Etc.  i.-'-vr_ k.������ 1  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  O nbeAddress:    "Cove"  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  <;i:\i:i-Ai.   miiuviieus,   ���������.....���������  l-l-ltS,   I.OII.KK   M.tKi:it!_.  mid MitLiiifiictnrciR if  > 1)   <U(!ll>   II   _._A._IIM|<)  Si... Mill       "  All.  1 ti  Mmii.c Wcilt ������  Si _ dull v.  WMItK   --DAUA.YII-EII  Keep in St oek n Full Supply of Kn  Kiiu'crs'iind Mill Supplies, i-ipiug  .Mid  1'illii.j.s.   Uiass Goods,  SI 11-in Fittii.gs, Ktc.  1'Mini.l.s fer I'oihre and cr.gnie  en application.  Mail   Order.*    Receive  Attention.  l'rompl  TeU'iihoiic  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  lilts.-   P.O. _������ru...r . S  "V"^_]_>rooT___r^r_H]_R,, _b. o.  All Agreements are takeu subject to Ibe approval of the Company nt Vancouver, and arc contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  3fc  LIMITED   LIABILITY  ���������Xonfcpn tffll  ^Development ano  /HMning Company  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,  British Columbia. .  The Company is incorporated under the British* Columbia  3anies'  Act,  1890," and amending acts.  'Com-  A Big Snap.  "***"       ^)j>2^(XX) buy'sargi'o1 ip"o f "s i x "el; 1 i 11 is"  one mile and a half from cAins-  - worth.        Several   other   good  claims for sale from $2tK) up.  AVALTER J. BROWN,  Cleiuenls&Hillyoiv Nelson,* B,  C.  NOTICE.  hereby civen. that sixty days  rom date hereof, wo intend to apply to  NOTICK  from .......    the Chief Commissioner ot Lands and  H orks  I'Pl  Xelson.  March _D-  Qucen Klizabeth���������K  Morrisey.   1  mile  north fork .-.alnion river adj Mllfelen.  Manuel���������.1   11  Dohie. on llird creek,'JD00 feet  above Koverninent trail.   . -  . Itoenie���������I 11 Dohie. same. ������  Charles Esmond���������.1 l-i^iinu, same.-  (loldc-i Uaiinci*���������J Gignac, same.  Snow Storm���������A II Sherwood, on Hall creek,  2 mile from I hill's station. ^  March W���������'  Snow Storm No 2���������V Hoover, adjoins above.  Iron Ilorse���������' Con/.ctl. li mile east Arrow  lake, IS miles north l.obson, formerly Iron  .Mountain. .  clMtzsimmons���������S  F  Peterson, at Poor   Park  coverint; old ground o������ Queen of the West.  Deeopod fractioir���������.1 Conzetl, ad.j above.  I.llma���������A Henn'etl, o> miles north'Salmo and  -1 miles west X & F S Ity extension of Victoria.  .*\lan:h lll-j *'  lloyal Sovereign���������J Harrison, on Wild Horse  creek adj Mack Cock. _;  April 1���������      ;     ". ,',' - .   "  Glencairn���������A' Dow,   south   side   Kootenay  river, t mile west Xelson.  April 2- '  Oro���������J P Swedberg. on divide between Kagle  ������nd Sandv-creeks adj Golden KaKle.  Pelican���������W Schmittiicr. south side Crai;? nit  arlj Alexandra.  Crystalite���������Same, same place.  for permission lo purchase the following described hind, situated in tho Xelson Division of  Wesl Kootenay: Commencing at a. post al  the south-west corner of Lol.IOJ Group 1, west  Kootenay; thence west SO chains; thence north  80 chains; Ihence cast 80 chains; ihence south  SO chains to lhe point of commencement containing I!I0* acres more or less. '   -  .    THE HAL..- -.[INKS Ld.-  Dated Nelson, H.C., 8lh March. l_l)7.  -   (573)  ItfORTHERN  IN *   PACIFIC RY.  SOLID    VESTIBULE].)  TRAINS.  MODERN    EQUIPMENT  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOUIS, CHICAGO,  "^^NniWTdRiCBOSTON;  and all points east, also   European  S.S. tickets.  TIME SCHEDULE.  No. 1 AVest,       depart,        10:55 p. in.  No. 2 East,        '     " ,0:10 a. m.  Close conneeiions at Spokane with Nelson &  Fort Sheppard Railway to and from Kootenay  pointH. ���������.--���������' -     ���������  For information, time cards,  maps  and tickets call oh or write  K. 1). (illlllS,  Gciifti'i-l Agcn't.  SPOKANJ-, WASH.  -OR-  A. I). miAI-I/TON,        ,   ���������    ,   ��������� .       .  .     . Asst. Gcnl. I'ass. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner "of Third  PiirllniHl, 511 'Oregon.  liaslo.  1-C  L  _\IU1.- lo E Peters,  March 1S-  Sunnyside Xo  ������100.  March 19���������  .i   D S Corricl to I) F Strobed*:, power of attv..  ���������   Standard���������D F Strobeck to Uobt F Green,  SJIXI.--  UniOE���������Frank !_.  Fitch.   Chas  Rossiter and  Duncan Gilchrist to Uobt F Green. ?8,U00.  Laura U���������V F Strobeck and J.11 Hardie to  Robt F Green, 33,500.'  Surprise fraction��������� D F Strobeck to Robt i  Green, -J. $5-00.  March 20��������� -  Alfred Mooers and Fred L Lowdin, agent,  aiarch ___���������  Xo 1���������Mrs A A McKinnon to I N* Knight.  $1500 nnd 100,000 shares stock. -  Black Prince���������A O Moorcs. James w Blanchard. i.  March 23��������� _  Silver Crown, Violet, Monnt.ain and Colorado  ���������Chas Benton to John A Finch, trustee, stock.  Little Dexter-J  A Hultman io Alex J_u_(l-  qulst, i.  ' jrarch 21��������� '     -  Nancy Hants-G F Lewis to J A Spicre, _.  Same���������Same to J J Flood. __������������������������������������_     . ,  Emcrsoii-Ma C Strobeck to D S Carnel.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASLO,   SANDON  QTTABTZ   C_R_B_B-___:.  FreslTand Salted Meats  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be  available for work  ing capital.  PROVISIONAL   DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and  Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers, Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A. Whealer, Barrister-at-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia. . OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The  Prospectus can be seen at the oflice of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson,  or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  CANA-DIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  _____.__.TI_.   SOO   PACIFIC   LI*_ST_E__.  EAST  WEST  THE  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE  THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  IT  II In tlie,Hon. lHoilern InKqulpmenl.  II Is the Heaviest Stalled line.  It bax a Kock-BailaK. Koaflbeil.  II C.'r������sneK Xo Santl l>CH������erlii.  It I. the Only LIuclllluuuliiK  Lnxarlawn  Cluh KooiuM'ars.  It In Xuteil fur the Courlesy of lt_i Kmplmyt.t.  It iNltUc Oiily;i.lne.__ervliis2-1feaIii un the  a liCCartcJlPlan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST   . - SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYUGHT.  Attrnctive TourB duiinjr Seneon of  Navigation on Great Lakes ria Duluth in.  connection with Miiguificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  THe most direct route to  PACIFIC COAST, EASTERN AND EUROPEAN POINTS.  Through Tickets to and from all parts of the world.  KOOTENAY TIME CARD.  STEAMERS  AND TRAINS,  -_..=    - In effect February 1st, 1807   '  All kinds  -:    of  F w Miai  T)  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  The Kaslo  day, March. 15th.  Branch was opened on Mon-  SOUTHl-OUXI*  IjEA've Arrowhead, Moiuluy, Weil-  iicsilny and Kriduy  19 o'clock  Altwvii XuUiis)>, MoniUiy, "Wcilnos-  diiy nml Kriduy '21      "  ( I.kavk Xukusi), Tiiesdi.y, Tlmrmlay ;  J    nnd Saturday  7:'Jtl   "'  | AiiKlVK Sandon. Tuesday, Tlnirn-'  (.   day nnd Sulinilny  ll::������ "  ,  Leavk Nakusp,  'l'nosdny,  Tlmrs-.  day and Saturday  2l:!i0 "   =  Akiiivk Hobson,  Tuesday, Thurs-   . -  dav and Saturday -lit      ";  r.KAVK Itobfiou (for Xolnon) Thus-  day. Tliursday and Saturday  1I:I{0 "  AuitlVK Xl-Ikoii, Tuesday, Thin-sday  and Saturday IC      "  r_.KAVK Xelson for Kaslo, Tuesday,  Tliursday and Sat urrliiy  II! '   "  Aiikivk Kaslo, Tuesday, Thui-sduy  and Saturday  19:30 "  Leave Hobson for Trail,-Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday  II   -   "  Ahhive 'J'ruil, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday ,.,,.;, '.,17  *   "  XOBTHUOUXD       .  .  Leave Trail, Tuesday,  Tliursday     =  and Saturday..... : . ..   8      "  Ahkive  l.obson, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday "... 12      "  o'clk  (Leave JCaslo I'or Nelson.-Tuesday,  I    Thursday nud Saturday :'...  1 A uniVE Nelson, Tuesday, Thursday  i,   and Saturday _.   (���������Leave Xelson for 'tubsnn, Tues'day  I    Thursday anil Saturday   I Aiikivk  Kobson, Tuesday, Thurs-  (.   day nud Saturdav    Leave Hobson for North, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday   /Leave Sandon, daily except Sun-  J    day :.   _"] Ahkive Nakusp, daily cxeept Sun-  .   day -." .'.  LEAVE Xakusp, Sunday, Wednesday and Kriduy    Ahkive Arrowhead. Sunday, Wednesday and Kritlny   C'oiinuutiiiK with train Tor north. 0  . Sleatner "Lytton" makes daily trip excepting  Sunday, bel ween Trail and Xorthport  Leaving Trail at 8 o'eloek.* Arriving at  Northport at 10.  Returning, Leaves Northport at 11 o'eloek.  Arriving at Trail at 17 o'clock.  Steamer "Kokanee" daily between Xelson  and Knslo, leaving Ivislo as per' schedule;. Sundays leaving Kaslo at!' O'clock, arriving Xelson  12:30 o'clock, returning lpavh.g Xplsbn Monday  10 o'clock, arriving K.islo IS:Ho,  10:30  10::W  12:00 :  Hi  13:21)  17:20  7:30  11  For uiapsi tickets and complete infoi mation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ky., C. tt K.  S. Nav. Co., N. Sc F. S. Ity., or  V. ������. IHXOiV, ������e*er������l _tfe������l.  Spokaae, Wan*.  f. I. MMIT_.Kir. ������. P. _t T. A..  3J1. __,���������___. ���������St. fanl. Minn.   Spokane Falls dt>  Northern Rfy_  IMelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The ouly all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and liossland and  Spokane and Hcssland.  (Daily Except Sunday)*  Leave 9.00 a.m, NELSON Arrive 5-20 p.m.  "    10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.30 a-m. SPOKANE. "   6.30 p-m.  For Tickets noA full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. 1-  acent or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent, Nelsou  II. M. McGREGOl..    " *  .' Traveling Pass. Agt., Xelson.  GEO. McL. BROWN,  Dist. Pass. Attt. Vancouver  573  Headquarters for  ELEGTRIO   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATBR WHEELS  MOTORS FIREHOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDUERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write \V. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Farley & Simpson  MEATS!     _M:__ElJ_i.T  A   BUTCHER  -SHOP   lias   been   opened   in   connection  ...vith the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FHESH  MEATS.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay! and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods   ���������.���������   ��������� Great Variety  Passengers for Kettle River aud Boundary Greek, conuect at Marcus with Stage  Daily. -  Kaslo  & Slocan  Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West.  Leave ������.00 a. in.  "     8.3G a. m.  "���������    9.36 a. m.  "      9.51 a, m.  "    10.03 a. m.  "    10.18 a. iu.  "   10.30 a. m.  "    10.39 a. m.  Are.  10.50 a, m.  Daily Going Kast.  Kaslo Arrive 350p.m.  South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  Sproule's "      Z.lojp.m.  Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  Bear Lake '       1.4S p.m  McGuigan "      1.3 p.m  Bailey's "      1.21 p.m  Junction "      1.12 p.m  Sandou       . Leave  1.00 p.m  5 CO  Subject to change .without notice.  For   rates and information   ppp}   at tbe  Company's ofllces.  ROBT. IRVIXG, R. VV. BRYAN.  2G.)   Traffic Manager.  - Superintendent.  NELSONJJOTS.  NOTICE,  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending jDurchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  ii     <oo ~       F. C. INNES.


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