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 .W--I01.K   NUM15EK   34:  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, March  13, 1897  Price Five Cents  m  iNEi' mm  HBBT   FORMAL   MEETING   TO  HELD THIS EVENIH3.J  BE  A Larue t'utliciiiijt ol' those Interested In  the Ml 11111 it __ii.lHK_r.v-.v_ll Heel  ut   Ka .lo.  and slut.d to a rppir-cutative of Up  Mjnkk Unit the survey o[ the Crow's  Nest Pass railway aromul tlio lako had  been completed to within a distance of 10  mile, from Ih.lfonr al whicli point it will  connect with the survey,, from Nelson,  made by Mr. Ferry's predecessor. The  work on the survey has been rough on  account cf cold winds and snow, two tout  of the latter being ou lho ground when lie  left.  ��������� Mr. Perry left on Thursday eveuiug for  6locau lako where lid. will look after construction matters, prncticulariy in regard  to the wharves, etc. nt Slocau City, Rose-  bury and Nakusp.  PUGHR GOLD.AT 8MI0.  CLAIMS STAKED IN AND ABOUND  THE TOWNSITE.  Revival  of the   Old.Tlmc  Interest  Kooteiiuy's A11rir.r1.11.. Alluvliil  llcyoslt..  1%  The first formal meeting of the Kootenny Miniug Protective Association will  be held at Kaslo this eveu ing,  Tho organizing committee, has completed its report whicli will probably be  adopted without much revision. Besides  the election of the ordinary officer'',, a  committee of management will be chosen.  The committee will consist of twentv-  four members, of whom not less than  two shall be elected from each mining  division of West Kootenay. Each person  joiuing the association shall pay an  entrance fee i f Sj>20 and each mining  company ������50.  The committee is particularly desirous  that the mining-industry iu every part of  tho district shall'-'be"fully represented  at the first formal meeting of t.iie* As'sooi-  tion, and therefore earnestly invites the  mine owners, managers and superintendents of mines, mining companies and  others interested in mining to unite with  them in the new organization.  LIST 01* MESIBEKS."  The following is a list ot the signatures  appended to the preliminary skeleton  articles of association:. London and  British Columbia Gold Fields limited;  Hall Mines limited, Hall Exploration  company of British Columbia, Nelson,  Bath Mines, London Development company, Kaslo; Reco Mining and Milling  company, Saudou; Noble Five Consolidated Miniug'nud Milling' company;  'Cody; J. G. McGuigan,- J. 1"*. Cutler,  Cody;_ Scott   McDonald,  Bruce White,  INCORPORATION EXPENSES.  by", the  A    Statement     ol'   t_\|>cii.lltiirc  Citizens', Committee.  A meeting of tlie Citizens' Committee  which had charge of the incorporation  of Nelson met last Wednesday and  settled nil outstanding accounts.  The. report of tlio secretary, Mr. J.  A. Gibson is as follows: .   <  Amount subscribed.    S_.ul2.50  mSBUIiSISMUS'J'S.  John Houston.. .���������   J. A. Turner, (telegrams)   John Houston, (draft)   J. F. Povi.li, (typewriting)   C.P.K. Telegraph Co   Spokane Kails & Northern Tel. Co.  John Elliot   It. Lcnnic. (typewriting)   C.P.U. Te._K_.iph Co   John Houston, (drait)   J. A. Turner,. (telegram)   The Miner P. & P. Co. '   To amount unpaid by subscribers..  To Balance   8100.00  1.3;.  50.00  7.00  18.B8  _.._���������  70.00  5.00  _._8  .    150.00  2.70  7.00  .     59.50  .     G...3  Sli.oO  . . Salmo, 16  miles from Nelsou  on the  [ line of the Nelsou and   Fort Sheppnrd  railway, is tbe scene of a placer  gold excitement.  Over 100 claims have been staked .out.  IG of which were recorded before last  Thursday.  Workmen engaged in excavating the  cellar under the stone building ot C- W.  Peterson last Saturday found a nugget  with gravel that would weigh from "?p to  ������10. The news soon leaked out andffor  a while the excitement was intense. "The  work ot staking claims was carried on  until late in tho night, and on the grouud  of . the ��������� old river course, n distance of  about 2000 or 2500 feet diagonally  through the town has been taken up.  Tbis dry creek-bed intersects the north  I fork of Salmo river near the railroad al  I one end at the main stream at the other.  . , IN'THE EAIOj-.  DAXS.  The existence of placer  gold in the  Nelson mining divisioa. has been known  new buildings have beeu erected during  that   period there has not been the faintest suspicion . of a real estate boom.    In  the business and. more select residence  distiicts the appreciation in values has  been from 20 to SO per ceut aud the outlook is that pi ices will bo doubled within  the next   90   days.   Business   lots  that  sold for SiOOO sixty days ago caunot now  he secured for less thau $5000. I-C8idet.ee  lots are reasonable' and in some of the  outlying districts   the   same  priced are  asked that obtained '.twelve months ngo.  Probably the greatest increase iu values  has beeu in the property 'sold at public  auction by tho government last autumn,  in   many   cases   three   nnd  four times  their original value.    In  the   suburban  districts, however, 25 foot lots   cau  be  secured for from S50 to ������250. During thc  past year there has   beeu   no   less   thau  %lo,(k)0 worth of property sold  and the  greatest   portion   of this was to people  desiring to establish homes aud not for  speculative purposes.  With the opening of spring many new  residences and business blocks are to be  started, and the capacity of the saw mills  and lumber yards will be taxed to supply  the demand for lumber. Nelson's  geographical position and its magnificent  townsite insures its future greatness as  the commercial and mining centre of the  Kooteuay.  THE WEEK AT ������1  DOINGS   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA'S  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.  Letters rulcnl I'or Incorporation of Nelson  llelayed by I-reas of Business la  Attorney-Gcnci'iil's Oflice.  elected ns new directors. Tilt hold over  directors are J. Hamilton, W. A. Jowett,  W. H. Graham, A. Shaw, F. K.. Hurry,  and D. McArthur.  Owing to the fact that director G. O.  Buchanan hnd to leave for Kaslo, the  annual meeting of directors for tbo  election of officers waa postponed until  some future date.  A TELEPHONE SYSTEM.  An    International    Company   Will  Build a Line from  Kootenay  Points to Spokane.  tails to the Hospital..  Tho following gifts have been made to  the Kootenay Lake General Hospital:  The Ladies' Hospital aidj 25 pillow cases;  Mrs. A. Shaw, flower vases; Mrs. Har-  greaves, parcel of books; Mr. Marks,  parcel of books aud periodicals; Mr. G.  V. Holt, pictures; Air. A. H.Clements,  large sponge bath.  G. H. Hughes, Sandon; Harold Selous.  S. Farwell, aud Frank Fletcher, Neb  J. C. Ryan, J. L. Retallack, J. C.   ���������-  J. L. Montgomery, D. W. Moore,  A.  son;  Eaton.  T.  M,  Tho -Columbia Telephone and Telegraph company .will have a long distauce  telephone system operatiug between  Spokaue and all principal points in Kootenay within six months.  The company has received a charter  from the Domiuion government to construct a line ou this side of the international boundary line and is now seek-  i< g nud will shortly obtain a similar  fian'chise under the name of (he Spokane  and Columbia Telephone and Telegraph  to establish an   exchange  A USEFUL CAREER ENDED.  Han. A. N.  in  Richards,0<>r Victoria, IMcs  ut  '���������  "a.ii 'Adi'.uieiMl^-ae.    Hon. Albert Norton Richards, Q. C,  ex-Lieutenaut-Governor of British Columbia, the oldest and one of the leadiug  leading lawyers of the province, died at  Victoria ou the oth inst., aged 74 years.  The deceased was born at-. Brockville,  Ont.. and first came to the Pacific coast  in 1808.    He  wits called  to the bar in  -1871 and was appointed  lieuteuant-gov-  .errior in 1870. o  *".   Mr. Richards was a member of the old  'parliament of Canada ,iu 1863 and was  one of the executive council and solicitor-  o general for Upper Canada.  The funeral rites were performed  last Monday, the service of the English  Church being read at Christ's Church  cathedral. The attendance was large  and representative, including members   of_ jthe legislature,"   judges   of-  tho  Supreme "Courtr^anrt���������tho��������� legal���������profession. ' ���������  ANOTHER BIG STRIKE.  company  Spokane.  Exchanges arc now being installed at  Rosslaud and Trail and the system will  bo extended to Waneta, Nelsou and  Sloc.m point-j'.- .  Standard telephones and switch boardu  '<    ��������� 1!- .... .1  for many years. The discovery was. made  in the early 60's and shortly  after the  first Fraser river excitement.     At that  time  British   Columbia   .swarmed   with  gold (seekers who had drifted northward  from   California   in    search   of   richer  diggings than could be found  along the  Snciemento   liver   and   its   tributaries.  From  Yale,   Lytton,   Hope and   other  'points near the Fraser, huudreds of prospectors searched   for    new  fields   and  greater Eldorados.     They  flocked into  the Okanogan country  aud  panned-the  streams heading in the Cascade mountains.     Meeting with indifferent success,  the more adventurous spirits determined  to  penetrate the sea of mountaius still  further eastward.   They crossed the Columbia aud explored the Kootenay river  and   the  creeks  xvhich  empty   into   it.  Along Forty Nine creek, nine miles west  of Nelson, they discovered coarse gold in  paying quantities and   did considerable  development work with highly .satisf-c  ton* results.    The ground, however,'was  abandoned   iu   the   hope   of   making a  richer strike and the adventurers pushed  onward  towards  the foot hills   of   the  Rocky mountains.     Since   that   period  much placer mining has beeu donerin the  vioinity"of"Nelson.---   Chinese-have'pibli.--  STRIKE ON THE FERN.  Phirty  inches of 12 oz. gold   ore,  Considerable of which is free  Milling.  \* ill be used exclusively on this line and  ably "worked Hall creek for a numbar of  each subscriber is  promised a complete   veara   an^   the  "sale  of    their   savings  metallic circuit aud no party lines are to  be used.       - o  A   flat   rate   of   S-t for businpss telephones, unlimited switching,  and $2.50  Mr. Frank Fletcher received word this  morni'ig that it rich ore body has b^en  Rtruck in the main tuunel of the Fern  mine, 350 feet from the mouth ot th*1  tunnel. Tho shoot is thirty inches wide  aud assays made today of samples taken  across the face gave an average value of  12 ozs. of gold, a considerable per cent-  age of which is'f ree milling.  The Feru is situated on the south eide  of Hall creek and about 13 miles from  Nelson.  The. property is owned by Mr. Fletcher  aud. Captain Duncan, but the present-  development work is being done by the  Montreal aud B. C. Development company to whom it is bonded.  The mine has been developed bv about  000. feet    levels."   There  workings  Victoria, March 12���������The past week  has not produced any sensational proceedings in the legislature, although  members, particularly the cabinet ministers, have been kept very busy with the  numerous hills now before the House.  The Nelson and Uedliugton railway  bill was introduced on Tuesday, although  the private bills committee had reported  that the bill had not complied with the  standing orders as to the question of  time. All difficulty in tho matter was  removed by the payment of double fees.  The railway company Iibb also agreed to  give $3000 security for the performance  ot the .priviliges granted by the franchise.  The bill to consolidate the provisions  usually inserted in acts authorizing the  taking of lands for undertakings1' of a  public nature was printed today and has  passed committee. By the provisions of  the act, the Crown reserves the right to  collect rents, royalities and tolls.  The letters patent for the incorporation of Nelson are not ready owing to  press of business in the office of the  attorney-geueral.  ' The committee on railways has reported  on the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern,  the Nanaimo and Alberni, the East Kootenay, the Lai dean and the Stikeeu and  Testil railways.  Kellie, the member for the north riding  of West Kootenay, has given notice of  intention to introduce a bill to cancel tbe  land grant of the Nelson and Fort Sheppard railway.  On Tuesday, Helmckcu brought up a  peculiar poiut of order in reference to  the lieutenant-governor's assent to  the iucorpointion of cities bill. It  appears        that Lieuten .-Governor  Dewdney assntned charge of the house  during tho absence of Speaker Higgins,  who, for the moment chanced to be iu  ���������",'>'Ko1-  7i:irt,   nf  tlitt    building.     The  IllgU tirade Nlckle Ore.  Mr. It. (i. McConnell of the Dominion  Geological department baa discovered  that some of the ore taken from the Col-  umbia-Kooienpy miue at Rossland contains gersdorffite, a rare substance containing 20 per cent, nickle when pure.  Canada's Apostolic Il.legate.  Rome, March 13.���������Mouseignor Rudin  Tedescbi, the newly appointed apostolic  delegate to Canada, will sail for America  on March 20.  Rossland'* First   Election.  The first municipal election in Rossland will be held on April 3. Fredrick  Scoficld, J.P., of Vancouver, will act,  as returning officer. It is estimated  that the total vote of Rossland will  not exceed 500.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Happenings of tlie Week  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  in  for residences will be charged  As soon as the necessary arrangements  are completed at Spokane, instruments  and material for the lino will be ready to  place in position.  HE USA DA XI. HE.  J CltlO        i>uv������        ���������___���������__.  to the bank of British Columbia  rep re  sents thousands of dollars.  It is claimed that the Hall brothers  were in search of rich placer diggings  which are supposed to exist iu the monn-  taint somewhere east. or south east ol  Nelson when they discovered the Silver  Kiug group of mines.  ..nother part   of  the    buildin  Speaker referred to the incident again on  Thursday, and expressed displeasure that  the lieutenant-governor took the  chair  duriug bis absence.  The sitting yesterday waa chiefly taken ,  up in tho debate on Cotton's motion ad-1  vocating   the   Torrcns   system   ot  land  ttausfer, and the abolition of the raoit-  of  tnnnelTiuir nt three different 1 gi*ee t!1*-*   C- E' -?*J0-e-v. president of the  SiS    "SUnnoil, defended the present system  of  fa I laud registration   an__-urg__ed.-t.l_at tho  introduction of the Torrens system would  The debate will not be  Steam, to the extent of nearly 20,000  horse power, is used in the mines at  Rossland. It is distributed among  twenty six separate plants.  C. Kautfman, who was recently  summoned by Judge Forin to appear  in court and eventually undergo ten  days imprisonment for contempt of  court, was released from jail after a  few hours detention.  A report from Spokane says that  1 the Oregon Railway and Navigation  company proposes to build to the  northern portion of the  Washington and thence  Boundary Creek district. -  The West Kootenay Butcher Companv will open a branch at Kaslo, and  A. "C. Buchanan has established a  grocery store ab Salmo which will be  conducted in connection with his  business-here.  State   of  into   the  ' KASLO NEWS?  An ore tiiuly I'licorercd Hint wns Formerly  -        Located l������y��������� Diamond llrlll.  Another big strike-has been made in  the lower tunnel of the Silver, Kiug  mine but this time it was not unexpected  like its predecessor.- The ore body  which the worl.m������!i opened last Weducs-  day or Thursday is the oue located some  * time ago by the diamond drill., The  strike seems to meet all expectations for  richness and quantity aud people who  claim to be aide to pass an opinion say  1 that the mine never looked better than it  does at the present time.  Uatiu Kill Unities   Willi   l.cudly .Weapons  a nil l.itiuls in .lull.  Brunafioriro,   better known 'as ' Dago  Bill, wus committed for trial by  Magistrate   Croasdaile  last  Wednesday ou a  charge of assault" witir~a" "dc"a"diy~weaponi  with   intent   to do   bodily   injury.     It.  appears the prisoner after imbibing freely  became involved in a dispute iu I*. Burns  it Go's slanghtcr bouse and tried to settle  it with an axe.   '-The person he was disputing with found that ho had  business  in another part of the towu and hurriedly  left the buildiug.    As he was making his  exit, Dago Bill hurled the axe after him,  but his aim was bad and  the   weapon  speut ils force against the  wall.     Not  satisfied wiih the result of his argument,  Bill drew a huge ktiifo and  turned  upou  a bystander.    The latter at once became  cutious about lite mail who had jiiht left  and did not stand upon  tho order of bis  going but went.     Bill hurled the knife  but owing'o the speed of the bystander  it fell short of its mark. ..*  TiiE SLOCAN STAE.  ,TllC  t.OOll  TO BE BE0AD GAUGE.  !_c.v   .Air. "Compressor,   ll.oiu  ������ Work In No. 5 Tinim.1.  The new air compressor recently purchased by tho Slocan Star, has been set  ' up and the di ills are now rapidly cutting  thc remaining 450 feet in No..5 tunnel,  to reach the ore chute. Wheu completed, the tunnel will be 950 feet iu  length, at which point it will stiike the  ore body at a depth of (iOO.feet. ���������  At preseut,   the' mill is  turning   out  ��������� "about* 30 tous of concentrates r-er day,  whieh   are being shipped to the Omaha  -.. smelter.  * The monthly pay   rolls show au average of 100 men employed at the mine aud  mill,  with  a wages account c f between  810,000 and ������12,000 per mouth.  '      tsniiieslliiK Chinamen.  A". Kifkman- and-John  Maz.un   have  .been arrested at Northport on the" charge  of smuggling Chinamen into the United  States.      George    Markham,    ���������**"-���������   ; ���������**  Ilu:  I_r<!i*>ricl..-   am!   ������r������il  -"iill* Kiillwny  lo ti������'*l.'i-l-'ii_.,-l tills Summer.  The Great Falls aud Canadian Railway,  which extends between Letbbridge, N.  W. T., to Great Falls, Montana, is to be  widened to standard gauge during- the  coming summer.. '  The bed of the Canadian portion of the  line'has already been prepared to widen  the gauge. -For tbo past two years the  road has been working to this ultimate  end, and during the past summer about  concluded the work. Culverts and  bridges are all ready to receive t.he oroad  gau������e rails, and by those who are iu a  position to know it is said the work of  widening the gauge.will be begun as  soon as'the weather permits.  A Concentrator to In; built on Kuslo Crock  for tliR ..loiitt'/.iiiii.i mini..  Special Corrnspondcncc to The Minkk.  Kaslo, March 13.���������George Alexander  has declared   his   intention   to; build a  a substantial building on the corner of  -Front_and__Eifth__sUieets.^ A portion of  block  will be occupied by" the-BatilTof  British North America.  - T.  L. Mitchell, who has buill most ot  the   big concentrators iu the Slocau district, lias obtained   a contract   for   tlie  construction of a concentrator for  the  Montezuma mine on  the south fork ot  Kaslo creek.  ���������' The B.N.A., Hummingliird aud Anoka  claims, on the south fork of the Kaslo,  are to be worked bv a company capitalized .for SI,OOO.UOO.  Reports have beeu received hcr_) of  general activity in thc mines of Springer  and Lemon creeks. ��������� Nearly all thc  properties ot promise are being developed.  "Win. 'E. lioi, Harry Roi and John  l.ndcl.ifli. have, commenced legal proceedings against Joseph Sanlter and Duncan  Graham, tr. decide the title to the Stand-  aid mineral claim.  Smith aud Tu.cAndrews intend suing  Johii Switzer, et al, to determine the  right of possession to the Virden, claim  uear Cody.  Thc .tfouitor disc Settled.  The Supreme Court of British Columbia has rendered judgement in the case  of Wells vs. Petty in favor ot the plaintiff.  Wells claimed a half interest iu the  Monitor mine near Three Forks because  of an agreement made with Petty at the  time the property was located. The case  was tried here last summer before Judge  Walkem whose opinion was similar to  that of the Snpremi- Court. The court  has decided that a verbal agreement is  binding and that the plaiutiit'is entitled  to a half interest in the mine.  The l-aris I telle Case,  ."Victoria, March 12.���������The council for  be very costly.  finished until-Monday or Tuesday.  Returns presented by Attorney-Geceaal  Eberts. show lhat Dr. A. T. Watt,  now Dominion quarantine otlicer, wanted  to hang onto the secretaryship of the  provincial board of health, but the  provincial government would not have it  and so he resigned.  The government will inform the houEe  early next week concerning the railway  policy that is to be adopted.   '  The report of the minister of miues  will be out in a few days.  The act regulating water rights will  probably be passed next week.  THE CKETIAN CRISIS.  both sides in tue famous Paris Belle'case*  have concluded their arguments before  the supreme court. Each side has made  the strongest. possible representations.  Judgment was reseived and will probably be given next, week,.  Tin; "American Koy" Case i_i._Uli.it.  - The appeal to the .full court by the  plaintiff's in tho case of Kilboujne vs.  McGuigan in the American Boy adverse  claim was dismissed last Thursday and  Mr. Justice Drake's * judgment of two  weeks ago was sustained.  To l>evcloi> i|u:irl/. Creel.; I'l.tiiL-rly.  Work will begin" April 1 on the Last  Chance, ou Quartz creek, about 20 miles  from Nelson ou the N- & F. S. railway.  The 3laim is owned by thc Kooteuay-  Tncomn company, and has a fair showing  of oie assaying on the surface 80 to 00  ouuees in silver," besides some small  values iu gold.  Tin-   t.nropeaii   l'o.v  ;r..    Have   Ajtrfed   t<-  t. AUK-  who  supposed ;to have been associated *..  them iu the business, lias disappe.i ed  and e-caped arrest. The men arrested  will receive a hearing at. the next session  of the "U. S. district court held in Washington. ���������   SURVEY NEARLY MUSHED.  The Crow's ������st i-_i..s 15o:nl Ret .vccji \elson  and t'piicr Kootenny ltiver.  A $500,000 SUIT-  llcin/e ami Associates arc.ll.lVii.l-  iuil.liia..lliilB������lH������l������������lc-  The Boston and Montana Cousolidated  Copper aud Silver Mining company has  commenced a suit in the TJ.S. district  court against the Montana Ore Purchasing company, F. Aug. Heinze and A. P.  Heinze to recover S500,000.  The complaint alleges that the defendants owning mining property adjoining  the Pennsylvania lode, near But e, Montana, unlawfully entered the working*, of  the Pennsylvania and mined W),WU tons  '   - -alued at 3500,COO. .,,.,,  defendants   maintain that ^ they  to   <_uter   and won.  Hie  , i Pennsylvania by reason, of the fact  .but  "  certain veins have the topes anil  apices  Cra..lord Kay Company. ,  Thc Hidden Secret aud Legal Tender j ������ ���������^--nlu-ed at 3500,COO  mineral claims on Hooker creek, in the j     'j-j^  Crawford'   Bay   country   havo   been : have the right  s.ocked'for $1,000,000  under the name  of the Crawford Biiv"_llinine Companv. I **���������=: l"/" ;���������-    -. -, -.     .,  Some exceptionally" high grade ore has j within the ground owned by them  been taken from thc  pioiiert.v.'   Kx-j-  '"   tensive development work will he done j KELSON REAL ESTATE.  on the property in the near future.       j .   crly Is A-lviii-clng in Value Although  -���������oat ltiver .New...  .A correspondent wi-it.es to the MtxKii  from Goat river that Patsy Clark, the  niining operator, has had an expert  examining tho Blenheim, Ivy, Dal-  eoath-and other properties on Goat  Mountain in the Goat river mining  district, who was highly pleased witli  what he saw.  Fivu men are eniployod driving a  tunnel on the Ivy.  .  The Kootenay river will be open for  navigation shortly.  Center Stur. .Strike.  A magnificent   body of ore.  five  wide  and   averaging   S100   per ton  beeu  struck in   the. main tunnel of the  Center Star miue about 200 feet from the  Le Itoi  line.   The ore wus discovered in  T-lockmlu llie l.sliiii-l of Crete.  Loudon, March VL���������The powers have  agreed to blockade Crete in"* order to  compel Greek troops to retire from the  island. The various conutries arriving  at tbis decision will probably send troops  to relievo the maiines now occupying  Crete. Greece will accede to this provided Turkish troops are also compelled  to withdraw. ,  Although assured of tluvpromise given  by the powers not'to allow Mnssuhnan  Cretans any where in the "island to at-  t;.ek the Christians, the Mussulman refu  gees arc begging to tie allowed to ��������� emigrate out of t! e country, as it iu unsafe  for thcii. to lemaiuin Crete. ;  TheGrecciiiu army is being constantly  drilled.   "    ' * '  Thr, Times correspondent thinks that  matters have now reached a crisifi. 11 is  impost-ihic for thc powers to go back on  the demand that the Gineks sliould-  evacuatc Crete, while public feeling in  Greece ia so excited that it is-doubtful  whether lhe country would even tolerate  tho conversion of tin; Greek army iu the  isiaud iuto gen u'armcrie.  THREE MONTHS IMPBISONMENT.  Judge J. A. Forin left for C. P. R.  points last Tuesday and will probably  be absent about three weeks.  ,   The Granite miue near Sauca is to be  further developed by an extension of the  main tunnel. to a distance ot 110 feet. -  Sawyer, brothers, have been   awarded a  contract for 50 feet "of the work.   ~' '   ~  . The Jeanuette mineral claim, on Wilson creek, four miles from Roseberry hns  been bonded, by Spokane people. The  price stipulated is $4,500,  A hoisting plant has been ordered by  the owners of the Jefl Davis mine, au  Aiusworth property.  It is probable that a mining stock  exchange will be established at Rossland.  in the near future. "*  Hon. Joseph'Martin, of Winnipeg, lias  come to Kootenay in the interests of the  C. P.m. He is out of politics for good  and will probably remain in the district  duriug the coming summer.  News has beeu received from England  of the death of L. Napier Armit, who  was well known iu Kootenny and Vic-  rtoriar~"The���������deceasfd���������lived���������at���������Nevr_i_  Denver until he-returned to England  about two years ngo.  Tbe question of tho jurisdbliou of  County Court Judge Forin, sitting as a  stipendiary magistrate in the case of G.  O. Buchanan vs. Chipmau, city clerk  of Kaslo and justice of lhe peace is -now'  being heard before tbo Supreme Court  at Victoria. %,  The 'Mtxi_n   last   week   inadvertently,  stated that the death of Mr. T. O. Allen  took  place at the  Kooteuay LakeGen-  eral Hospital:   The death occurred at thc  Clarke llousc.-  A little son arrived at the home of Mr.  and Mr.... A. C Bucbnnan* last Tuesday  morning. -.- -  The contract lor the construction of  the Methodist parsonage has heen let to  Missrs. Thomson & Co. A call for bids  for the plastering has been made.  ' The oi.ieers of IL M. customs have  been removed to the corner oilice in the  Selous block on Stnnley and Victoria  streets. The change is decidedly for tho  bettor ' Collector Johnston and his slalT  of officials now have an opportunity to  transact tlieir busiuo-*s with some degree  of comfort.  The. IKt-rcinlant In ..tin: Italfoiir Case Is Scn-  tenceil '>)' .Inline, Forin.  J. V. Perks, the young man who was  anested for, breaking into the residence  ot Mrs. Seaton at Balfour on February  12th, asked for  a speedy tiial and w-  F W Peters, di-.ti.ct freight agent of  e c P R accompanied by his secretary,  F '"ovah, returned this"*morniug from  the  J  a ten days  iug his absence,  trip through thc Slocau.   Dur-  Mr. Peters successfully  ���������itfended   to   many   important   matters  affecting the road he represents.    -  V Chicago svudicate has purchased the  prope' ties situated about  ji I2tb, asked lor  a spee,^  ma. .,..������   [tried before Judge Foi in last Mondav. [Juggler mining prope  *fee- j Ho was found-guiily and Was sentenced ] two u.iles from Cody.  , has j t0 ulrec months iu jail at hard labor.  '     j    -j^e Rambler Carib'  a crosscut   which   was   beiug   made to  discover the banging wall of the vein.  ISon  ;hl thi. Silver Uear.  a .���������--���������.������' .lull-  it has been  id F.  - The'l.eddin-Jacks'm company  ar,  J. Walker of Rossland- have- purchased  the Silver   Bear   mineral  claim  on the  i fcouth fork of  Kaslo  creek.     The pur-  i chase price was 825,000.  Engineer CE. Perry of the C.P.R-was I is   situated   oi  in Nelson for a few hours last Thursday ! Last Kootenaj  Hell KdarliiK Creek Ueal. i ������rit^v  o     o     -o  -i        i        i      'i   -i  .i      _-.       ������. '��������� TUerc 1-. lio -tooni.  S.   S.   Bailey   has  bonded the Great)  v.     ; ,    ,���������.,    r_���������i  x:   i.. .-���������_. t-_._,_i i    Property valuations   in   j.elson   have  Northern, Argenta,-Del  Norte and J: red' l     J  <������, j.v ' increased   generally  about  jo  percent.  *"   during the past year, aud uotvnthstund-  the fact that over ������150,000 worth oi  Dubois claims for 835,000.  on   Hell Roaring  creek in  ���������ing  Peter While will succeed Hot. John  Haggan iu the managet.ent of tUc  Eastern Ontario Con_e.vative_ A se-_  ill be  proviuea  Mr..  1,1 I-"rliR M.pW-_or- Caklton   county   re  Hodgiu,  signing bis seat.  From an aulliputic source  iParnwl that the govcrnuietrt wi.i ��������� ;._ct  ..  jail  nt- Nelson in the-near fiitiue  th. ���������  will Luveadequate tf"���������*'"1*��������� %"'. j  ...i-niiers that may lie held he;e.      Lhej ;  Lave b<en the  rtcifieut-. of  many  pen- j  ions for better jail accunmodations here  and it appca.s-ll.at at last the. machinery  js in mo',,,.-.  Ve.v  ilo-pMal i)lre<-tors.  ���������ihe annual mfOtii-K  of  the  Kootenay  I_._ke  Genera!   Hospital   occurred   in������_  Tliursdav.     G.   O.     Buchanan,   A.   ll.  Clements. Judge   J.   A.   tonu.   J.    A.  .Turner, E. Trave:.and F. J. Farley were  :>o Gold and Silver  Mining Company will pay a dividend of  S'_:(),000 on Monday next.    '  II. 1). IWrick. who was formerly as-  swt-mt manager of the Kootenay Mining  and Smelting company's works at Pilot"  Bay. was recently married to Miss Jane  ..iiudereon. Tbeceremonv wns performed  at Paris.  Much attention is being paid to the  mines of Lardeau Duncan district " by  miuing meu and others looking for investments .,-E.eiything points to ati  extensive development o* that section  during the coming summer.  It is rumored that the C.P.R. has obtained the control of all steamers now  plying ou the rivers of East Kootenay. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH  .3, 1897  &  mc Jiiicv.  1]  THEMINER is printed on Saturdays ana  ���������    will be mailed to .my address in Canada o>  the Uni'ed States, foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRAC'I ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at tht rate oj /j rents per iioiipm eii  line firstinsertion, ami10 cents per Une foi  each ubseqiient insertion. Advertisement,  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient,  ALI. COMMUNICATIONS to the Editoi  must be accompanied by the name and address cf the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodfaith,  PRINTING turned out in fir*, -rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDRESS  THI MINER PRINTING AHUBLISHINQ Co  NELSON.    B.C.  that the president should ho popular  with all classes.  As one who has been largely instrumental in bringing the Kootenay  Mining Protective Association into existence, and who would qualify in  every respect, 110 better man could be  found to act as president than Mr. T.  G. Procter, the general manager of  the London Hill Development and  .Mining company.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots  *  and  *      Shoes  For fliners & Prospectors  (-18)  A:  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGK, 1V0. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethorn invited.  SATURDAY, MAKC1I 13, 1897.  THE CITY ELECTION.  Although no information has been  received here concerning the appointment of a returning officer for the  election of a mayor and board of aldermen for the City of Nelson, it is safe to  say that a municipal government will  "be chosen and in oilice within thirty  days from now. It is therefore desirable that those interested in the welfare of the City should commence to  seriously consider who shall represent  them in the administration that is to  be formed.  It is to be hoped, however, that by  intelligent and harmonious action on  the part of all concerned, the political  strife, jealousies and heart-burnings of  a contested election will be avoided.  Provided no effort is made to electa  mayor and councilmcn who are pledged  to the adoption of a policy hy which  . the interests of the City .would be  sacrificed for tho benefit of a corporation or individuals, there is no reason  why every member of the administration should not be elected hy acclamation. There appears to he a strong  sentiment prevailing among a majority  of those who .will have the right to  vote that the .$50,000,which,the City'is  empowered to use during the present  year, must be expended economically  and solely upon much needed improvements, and not for the acquisition of  -.any-plants-or-franchises.-���������The-healfch  of,the people is of the greatest import-  tancc, and adequate sewerage and  water systems must be had in.any  ' event.  WATER RIGHTS.  The government is to be congratulated for its apparently favorable  consideration of tho report of the  ['rival.; Bills Committee and the  .suggestions of Mr. Cotton, M.P.P. for  Vancouver, regarding thc granting of  water privileges, and tho public may  look for legislation at this session of  parliament that will be decidedly beneficial in this respect.  From what has already transpired,  there is reason to suppose that it is the  intention of the legislature to pass a  law as shall make the acquisition and  utilisation of water powers both easier  and cheaper than is now the case.  Tlie present unsatisfactory custom of  granting these franchises by private  bills to irresponsible speculators who  might hold without utilising them  until either the growth of population  or the progress of industrial enterprises enables them to dispose of their  charters for large sums of money, will  be abolished.  The plan advocated by Mr. Cotton  will provide for the acquisition of  water rights by a cheap and speedy  method. Applicants will be permitted  to use the waters of any river or stream  available for practical purposes by  simply obtaining a license from the  government to do so. Failure on the  part of the lessee to immediately  improve and constantly use the right  will constitute a forfeiture and the  privilege would revert again to the  crown.  THE GOLD  COMMISSIONERSHIP.  The miners of "West Kootenay are  impatiently awaiting the result of the  deliberations of thc government as  regards the appointment of a gold  commissioner to succeed Captain Fitzstubbs. A unanimity of sentiment'  prevails that the change should be  made without delay. Judging from  the comment that may be heard on all  sides, there are 20,000 miners in Kootenay who are opposed to the present  incumbent" holding office longer than  is necessary for his successor to be  appointed and assume his duties.  It would be repetition, and consequently waste of time and space, for  the Minkr to refer to Captain Fitz-  stubhs' incompetancy in his present  position; this and other journals of the  district have dinned that fact into the  government's ears for months and  months. There has been no public  expression to the contrary.  Tlie.ve is no particular objection to  Captain Fitzstubbs being retained in  the public service; as a matter of fact,  the people appreciate his integrity and  believe that his many years of faithful  performances entitle hiin to some  position of nominal importance that  would enable him to spend the remaining years of his life .in comparative  .comfort. ._= ��������� '- - ���������j���������  MINE OWNERS  ASSOCIATION.  The Kootenay. Mining Protective  Association, composed of mine owners,  managers and superintendents of  mines, mining companies and others  interested in mining, has been organized for the purpose of protecting,  fostering and developing the mining  industry of west Kootenny.  ft would ho difficult to over estimate  the importance of such an organization. Within tin; scope, nf the Association is the power to do much for the  advancement of the niining industry',  and, judging from those who are  already members, there is good reason  to believe that such" will be the case.  The association will he largely responsible for all future legislation affecting  the development of the mineral  resources.  At the Kaslo meeting to-night, the  greatest care should he exercised in  the selection of the principal officers.  . "N'o one will question the advisability  of electing as president;! British subject with interests, in the district in  keeping with Lhe importance of the  position he would be called upon to  assume.  Atthe present time, the relations  between owners and managers and  those employed in and around the  mines are all that, could be desired.  Although there iri no probability that  the condition may ever bo otherwise,  the only reason why the Lardeau does  not rank today in almost equal importance with the Slocan district.  Tub Mixer, has no hesitancy in  declaring that thc capitalists who  propose this system of tolls are not  prompted by philanthropic motives or  an over-weening desire to expend their  hard cash solely for the development of  the country. If, in this proposed legislation, their exists an intention to  ���������'cinch" the struggling miners by  placing thom under tribute to the  collectors of tolls, it is the duty of the  government to instantly thwart such  designs.  The taxpayers of ICootenay annually  pay lens of thousands of dollars inlo  the provincial treasury and demand  that a fair proportion of the same.shall  be returned in Lhe construction of  roads, streets, trails and bridges. If  this is done there will be no need of  toll roads.  ritOFI-SSlONAl   CAlt l-S.  . :_- TOLI^. ROADS.  There is some probability that a  'measure will be introduced at this  session of the' legislature for the purpose of granting to private persons or  companies thc right to ,. construct  wagon roads in the various mining  districts and collect toll from any one  using theni.   ;  ��������� There is no denying'the fact that by  a clumsy financial policy and aflagrant  disregard for the best interests of the  province . in subsidizing railway  schemes for the especial benefit of  'promoters who are in thc government  ring, the present administration has  piled up a public debt of appalling  magnitude. But- that is no reason  why prospectors and owners of partially developed mines should be compelled to'contribute a toll for LUie use  of roads when, in the agricultural districts, thoroughfares are built- and  maintained solely by public expenditure. "'  Of all classes, the pioneer deserves the greatest encouragement;  he should be tho last called upon to  hear the burden of taxation. The  very enterprise he displays.should be  sufficient guarantee that he would be  the.least- likely.to shirk the payment  of reasonable "taxes as soon as he is established on some financial basis. Because of the prospector, the greatest  industry of the province has been established, aud it will be by his untiling energy and "fearless disregard  of hardship and privation that the  mineral resources of British Columbia  ��������� will grow to an infinitely greater im-  j portance.  i    It  is said the measure in question  THE COMPANIES' ACT.  The paiiiamentry committee having  charge of tlie bill revising the Joint  Stock Companies Act is still wrestling  with the provisions of that important  and voluminous measure, aud it yet  remains to be seen whether the committee, as well as the other members  of the House, will afford reasonable  protection to the outside investor  whose money is necessary for the  development of the mines of British  Columbia, or accept the advice of the  "tin horn" stock jobbers and "wildcat"  fakers of'Spokane.. Toronto and Rossland.  The Legislative Assembly should  require no further evidence of the  danger which threatens thc reputation  of every mining district of the province  than the alarming number of companies that are being daily organized  and registered. If the government  lends its ear to thc clamorous protests  of the blatant boomers, whose ideas of  mining consist of stocking fifteen  hundred square feet of country rock  for $1,000,000 or more, we may expect  little success in attempting to interest  Eastern and- European capital At  the present stage of development, the  mining industry of Kootenay needs  the greatest protection from the  irresponsible stock-jobber���������a bird of  passage who only desires, for a- short  time, a tremendous boom in values  in order that he may impose upon  some unsophisticated investor and  then seek new fields for his  nefarious schemes. Such individuals  have no consideration for the legitimate development of the country, and  are indifferent as to the disastrous  consequences of wild speculation.  The mineral possibilities of British  Columbia arc so great a.s to be almost  beyond conception, and the industry  of mining may bo made, by wise and  honest measures, to grow continuously  and become permanent. In the money  centers of the world there are hundreds  of millions of dollars ready for investment in Kootenay as soon as .sufficient  assurance can be given of adequate  protection-and profitable returns: but  the growing tendency for reckless promotion of -worthless companies, if  allowed to continue,- will only work a  harmful and discouraging influence.  Toll roads in Kootenay would mean  a direct taxation of prospectors.  The    pcpple    of   Kootenay    want  GOVERNMENT 110ADS Jllld lots of tllClll.  The people of Nelson appreciate Mr.  II mile's zeal and tact in fighting for  the City's water rights.   .  The abilities of Mr*. Rogers of Cariboo and his friendship for corporations  should entitle hini to a seat in the U.S.  Senate.  The efforts of Mr. F. S. Barnard and  other.corporation lobbyists will" not  be wholly insignificent as long a.s men  like. Mr. Rogers are members ofthe  Legislative Assembly. *'  The tiixp.'13'ei'S of this province have  no desire to trust the present administration with the responsibility of  making regulations ami stipulations  in establishing toll roads.  there   is-always   a possibility of dis  agreement and labor troubles which, j has its origin in the desire of certain  while the laws of this country would I capitalists to build a road from the  not countenance any serious disturb-��������� Columbia river to the heart of the  ances or arbitary measures, would be 1 Lardeau mining district. Such a road  quickly and satisfactorily settled by j should have been built long ago by  the tact and skill of a conscicncious i public money, as the existence there  and sensible man who might be at.the ! of great -mineral wealth is not ques-  head of the Association. For this and tioned. The niggardly treatment of  many other reasons ib would  be well. West Kootenay by the government is  Nelson is becoming an important  centre of,.trade for the surrounding  country. The .merchants here are  keeping pace with the development of,  the country and are establishing  branch stores at Kaslo, Sandon, Salmo  and other points through the district.  f It.   HARRISON,    BARRISTER,   NO-  l__.   lury Public:, Slocan City. 454  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc., Sandon  IJ. C. .     (134)  /". KO.A.H. H.U.U PilYSICIAN AND SUB-  VJT goon.   O.'llcc,  linker street. '' doors west  Of P0-tOlll00, lip ritllil'e'. (571)  ASSAYING. I!OmilN3& LANG. AS-  t\ snyors to Wm- Ku^le. nnd Associated  Companies, ltusslni.d ('WI)  (,' NOHMAN& CO., MINING AND STOCK  _J. ISrokors, Hotel Spokane. Spokane. Wush.  .'uN'phone __7. [1051  \TAIION, McKAULANOir MAHON. LTD.,  ,i������l. Mining and Slmro l.rol_ors. Vancouver,  IJ. (J.   Members Slock ExcIu.iikc. '130  -J71 Jl. SAND1 LANDS, GENERAL AGENT  J.y, Kiro Insurance ami Mining Broker,  Siiiidon, JJ. C. 5U0  SIIJBALD AND PEASE, GENERAL  Commission and Kowiu.iiiig AKcnts,  Wliolesa'o Jobburs in Urocorus and Provisions  Kevelstoke Suu ion. 1302)  I" IONEL C. HA REP, Mining Broker of the  J Victoria Stork Exchange of Hritisli Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Ollice, 33 Langley street,  Victoria, B.C. 374  ITl S.    ANDREWS,     NOTARY    PUBLIC,  1} . Conveyancer, etc. Sole Agent for the  Canadian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City. B.C.  toll) -  GEO. SHEDHEN". STOCK AND SHARE  Broker. Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  H. C. S ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Snares at latest quotations.  355  MIM-.--. A.-ENTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  .tsr-BLSonsr, _b_ <__..    i-as'i  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INMIKAVCi: mill -������������������  4 .Ml .US'* IO.. AliK.VT.    .  VICTORIA ST.  -.11  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SLOAN,  __v_ci_N-iosrG-   7-_.Gi-__D__sr_r  ..out III ver. IHi.k Creek, Suitor  District  .-mil Summit t'rrvk proper! lo - n specialty.  I'l-oporiy on 1111 col' ..Vow's Srxl I'iims Kail-  riinil, localril on l.aiat ltiver, oil lint.  ..'orr.'tl-Olitlc.ici- Solicit.:-!.  KOOTENAV,   RIVER.  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL.  IDAHO.  ' J7..-5-12-6  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  V   REAL ESTATE AGENTS,  4������ l'mra _-'xpei-i������'iicc In Milling. Kx|������rr-  It-iiuv.l rrospeelors FiirulHlH.il 011 Abort  .Notice.   Mine* Kxperleil anil Iteporteil 011.  linker Street, 0|i|>. ���������_. ������t K. IiiiiiI Ollice  NELSON,    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-6  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER  RciiiK In -lirecl connection .villi ..itpitiil-  isis .rliii .rlsli to Invest In guo.l mining  LU'opei'lles, pros pec.ors arc Invited t������ list  tlieir claims -with inc.  coKit������:sr������r.i>i-:KC'K somuiti-U.  P.O. ADDRESS       515       NELSON. 8. C.  Q.J. REINER.  J. F. REDDYo  ���������REDDY & REINER,-  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  -,'0l anil -_o_ TIIK KOOIU'l-r,   ,  SPOKAITE,       -      ���������W*__YS__3"_  -      " 521  -The'editorial remarks in the last  issue of the Miner arient the revision  of the Companies Act, and the statement that the Rossland "Miner" -which  is the "organ of a foreign corporation,  the mouth-piece of foreigners and 11  staunch supporter of the 'wild-catter'  and faker, takes exception to the wise  and conservative provisions of the  Bill," has called forth a reply from  that journal -which the Rossland  "Record" sarcastically calls "herculean."  If bound for Europe  .Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacific  Ry., agent for tickets and any informa-  lion desired.  WM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  551  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Will Pull-huso, or Furnish .Money In l������c-  velop t'ooil I'ropcrlics. First, t'lnss Cuii-  liecliiins in Kiislerii .'Hies ami I, Ion.  ".Ville us before plaeliiK yonr property  315 * 31.6   ROOKERY  S-PO-EC-AlOSrii., .     -       "W^S-H".  *' " ..25 -   .-  O. F. CLOUGH & CO.  (INCORPORATED-)  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE.  MEMBER SPOKANE STOCK EXCHANGE.  Ileiul Ollice���������Spokane. Wrsliinglon.  C Itosslaml. IC. _:.  Ilr.-mcli -Mlle.es \  Toronto. Ontario.  I, ..Sonlreal, t'miiiilii.  523    Write for onr Weekly .Market Iteport  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL  ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  fooU) ��������� ' -  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON  1(0  AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  TENDERS.  Joseph A. Sai)Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber.  Lath, Shingles. Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  "���������      PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  307 PILOT BAY, B. C.  MINING LAWS B. C, new ed-n.    25c EACH. S1.80 DOZ.  MAP   SLOCAN     thomlinson-s  MAP OF KOOTENAY    Fletchers  MAP OF SLOCAN  keith reid  MAP OF KOOTENAY perry-s  MAP OF WILD HORSE CREEK, Ac.   AT   S/.OO EACH  /.OO  /.OO  /.OO  1.30   NEW  THOMSON STATIONERY CO., L'D.  MAILED FREE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE NELSON.     B.   C.  Lawrence . . .  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'...,.  .ee: .a. _R ID "W ._������_. _R :e  A Full Stock of. Qraniteyvare and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application. (402)  GIVE US A CALL,   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  ���������_r__-_:____   21- _B_A___C������3_R   ST-R-FET.  Clearance Sale.  ���������" For one week from March Sth we will sell the balance of our  CHINA AND GLASSWARli AT COST in order to make room *  for our   NEW   SPRING STOCK.     Don't forget that our stock  of Groceries is now very larg-e and complete, and selling ardour  usual low prices. _  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  Telephone No. io  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  483  Pianos!     Pianos!  SEWING   MACHINES  Jacob  s  249  Ciiiintll.in I'licific   ___.-ilI.v-i5-.���������FacMc Wi'''-  sion.  i  "VTTOTICE.���������Tenders will be received by the  JAi __._-lers-Kncd-.ip���������to six o'clock p.m. on  _Mond.iv the 15th inst.. for the grading of the  Slocan "branch of the Columbia and Kootcnay  l'aihvay between a point on the present Railway, near tlie bridge across the Slocan river,  and Slocan City a distance of about 31 miles.  I'lan.. and specifications can be seen and forms  of tender obtained at the office of the Chief  Kngineerand at the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company's office in Nelson, thc lowest of any  tender will not necessarily be accepted.  II. ABBOTT.  General Superintendent,  Vancouver, U.C.  Dated March 2nd. 1897. (_-3_)  Cut to the Bone!   What is?  Why the price of our  HEAVY TWEED and ETOFFE PANTS  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  The P.O. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  IJN-CO"R'E>0*RJA.T'E!3D   1670.  TECE  Hudson's'', Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be thebe t'value in Canada  THE HUDS0NS' BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET,  505  NELSON, B. C THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897.  %  B. C. IN  EVIDENCE OF A GROWING INTEREST OF LONDON INVESTORS.  .  TUc .tjfciil-tieiKM'als oHIce.���������The   l-.iuk  of  It.i;.���������The .tl>ns..s id'I lie liii|>..riiil  Insliliilc.  It hns been known for some. weeks  pust that several large British Columbian  enterprises were ou thc stocks and -would  be liutuchod nt the first opportunity that  should bo deemed .-.propitious. Tbo. time  has not yet come, but as tlie Grctnn dif-  fioulty seems likely to blow over, and the  South African-enquiry bus already had  the effect of hardening prices iu the  Kaffir market, there may yet be a chance  of interesting the. public iu B.C. properties bofore midsummer. -That there will  be a B. 0. boom iu London is practically  assured. That it will take place this  year is unlikely, nor is it to be. wished;  but that it will be of considerable importance-when it does come is the unanimous opinion of-.all those who have  visited the'*country anelx know .its resources.   ' ������������������  The Lillooe*- Frnzer Eiver and Garibco  Gold Fields Company have issued to  their shareholders a circular giving a  detailed amount of the work done on  their several properties since the annual  report was issued. The strike^ on the  Sunshine seems to bo - of considerable  importance, although it i's hardly probable that the bulk of the ore will give  su'eh 'high returns as that obtained from  the sample shipment of seventeen ions,  n portiou of this value wonld - give n  handsome profit.  AQENT-GENERAIj's office.  The" B. C. Agent-General's- oflice is a  barren ground for those who seek recent  information concerning your mines. 1  fancy that Mr. Carlisle's report ou the  Slocan district .has been published, but  it has not yet reached these"shores. It  only some arrangement could bo made-  . by which reliable mining news, even it  two months old, would be regularly  transmitted, it would be a beon, as under  the present conditions supplies arc kept  back .. many months and their arrears  come en masse, '  IMPERIAL  INSTITUTE  ATI USED.  A little' prominence whs given to your  mines at a lecture at the Imperial Insti  tute last week given by Professor Odium.'  This institution could be "of the 'greatest  assistance to^ our colonies if it was  managed oiiTreally "imperial" lints but  it is used by syndicates for their own  ends, and the results''are not beneficial,  to the public in most cases.  t   infi-Uuntiaij coml>aniks.  The Canadian Pacific Exploration, Ld.,  has just beeu registered under powerful  auspices. ��������� The capital is ������500,000 iu  shares of ������1 each.  . One of the enterprises recently floated  here, the Globe Venture Syndicate, i.s  mainly for the purpose of exploiting  Morocco, a couutry not hitherto regarded  as accessible -.to the energetic promoter.  But this original compauy, having  obtained an independent concession, has  drawn to its directorate.' Sir Kdward  ThorntouJ G.C.B.. late British ambassador at St. Petersburg aud at Constantinople, besides being '- other-vise  ioffuentially supported.. _T.be. .. syndicate has secured f,120~ acres of freehold  mining properties at Thunder Bin, Out.',  aud ��������� also, a cousolidated group of  valuable mining freeholds in Kootenay.  The latter are said to. have beeD reported  upon by competent experts, so that  altogether the project ��������� has great scope  before it. By virtue, of its eastern cou-  "loect ionS****--it~7liaV" bee if" i n t rod iiced "to  financiers in Paris.   -....- o .  THE WAl. EAGLE IN'LONDON.  Whatever attention may be said to be  given to B.C. is in the question of War  Eagle or whether the London syndicate  or Toronto people have secured a right  to that famous -property. At any' rate,  whoever may be the purchasers, it is to  be hoped,.-if they, intend' bringing'the  mines befprp the . English public, they  will avoid ~ any foolish capitalization.  That point is one of paramount importance,-though I ��������� presume, vendors are  powerless iu the matter, after a sale has  beeu alfected.      ��������� .  - , .    THE HANK OF   K.C.  The semi-annual meeting of the Bank  of British Columbia was held -today. By  the next mail,, I will send you a fuller  statement of the'-proceedings thau is now  possible. A dividend of four per cent.  per annum, or .Cl'i.OQO, was declared, and  the report was adopted " unanimously.  Tho.chnim.au, Sir Robert Gillespie, iu  presiding, spoke" encouragingly of the  progress being made in B.C., and referred  to tho new branches opened at Sandon  and Kaslo' as already giving promising  results. This enterprise wiil no doubt  eventually compensate the bank for  having to close its branches at Seattle  and Tacoma. How conservative this  institution must be in its business  methods is shown by the uunsually large  amount of specie, ������000,000, retained od  hand.---       '   '  NEW" MINING COMPANIES.  A    Record    of Incorporations   From    lhe  British tolnnibia ttnzcttc:  Appended is the complete list of joint slock  companies organized during the present week  to do business in British Columbia���������their combined capitalization excecdsSal.O'W.OOO: Number of companies, a... "    .  Apex Gold "Mining and Development Co., of.  Spokane; ������1,500,000.  Aurus Mining Co., Spokane; ������1,0.0.000.  Albany Gold Mining Co., Rowland; S750.000.  Alivilda Gold Mining and Development Co.,  Kossland; $000,000.  American Kagle Gold Mining Co., Ko.-sland;  gl.000,000.  Amazon Gold Mining'"and Smelting Co.,  Portland; ������1,500,000.  B.C. Gold Discorerv Co.. London. England:  ������100,000. . ���������  '   Rallarat Mining Co., Kossland: $1-25.000.  Barnato Gold and Silver Mining Co.. of Slocan, liossland; ������1,000,000.  Bunker Hill and Sullivan Gold Mining Co.,  Rossland; ������1,000,000.  Bachelor Mines Co., Vancouver; ������500,000.  Black Hills Mining Co., of B. C, Victoria;  $100,000.  B. C. Southern Prospecting and Development  Co., I.ossland; ������500,000,  C, B. and Q. Gold Mining and Development  Co., ltossland; ������1,000,000.  .     , '  Canadian-American Gold   Mining   and Development Co., HosslaiKl; ������1,500,000,   "  Chenango .Miniug Co.i Spokane;   ������1,000,000.  Coruwiillis Mining and   Development  Co.,  Nelson; ������1,000,000.  Cayooso Crook Gold Hills Mining and Development Co., Vancouver; ������200,000.-  Diamond Jtihilcn Mining and Development  Co., Kossliuul; ������2,(K.O,U0O.  Ellen Silver Mining Co., Spokane; S1,000.000.  .  Golden Cainon Gpld and Silver Mining Co.,  Vancouver; ������800,000..  Gold Bar Mining anil Development Co., Itos-s-  land; ������1,200,000.  Golden Treasure Mining and Development  Co., Vancouver; ������250.000.  Granite-Mining and Milling Co., Spokane;  S.OO.CHHI.  Ilispiuio-Ainerican Trading Co., Vancouver;  ������100.01)0.  Harrison Lake Mining, Development and  Prospecting Co., Vancouver: ������S0O,O00.  -.loll'Davis Mining and Milling Co., Spokano;  ������1,000,000. _..-;.  .Inslico Gold ."Mining Co.,  liossland; SI.'JOO,-  000.  Jackson "Mines, Kaslo; ������1,000,000.  Kootenay-..icoma U C. Miniug Co., Tacoma;  ������1.000,000.  Kootenay Mining.Co., Tacoma; 82,000,000.  Kaslo-Slocan Development Co.. Kaslo; ������1,000,-  000.  Kenneth Mining and Development Co., liossland; ������1,1)00,000.  Lloyd's Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Spokane; ������1,000,000.  Lemon Creek Mining Co., Slocan City; ������100,-  000.  Muggins Mining Co., Vancouver; ������1,000,000.  Mavllo.voi' N'o. i Gold Mining Co., Seattle;  ������1,000,000.  Mannamcad Gold Mining Co., I.ossland; 81,-  500,000.    ; *_.;  Miller'Crook Mining Co., Spokane; ������1,000,000.  North Salmon  ltiver Gold Mining Co., Spokane: ������1,000.000.  New Brunswick Consolidated Gold Mining  Co.   ltosslaml; ������1,000,000.  Pierre Development, Co., Spokano; $1,000,000.  Kossland   Gold   Bug Mining Co.,  Spokane;  ������1,000,000.   " '  Royal Canadian 'Mining and Development  Co., Kossland; ������1,500,000.  Ripley-Mining Co.. Vancouver; ������1,000,000.  Regent Mining and Development Co., Sandon; ������1,000,000.  SkooUum Mining Co.. Spokane; ������250,000.  Slumach Mining .Co., New Westminster;  ���������������500,000.  Snnsoni Gold Mining Co.. Rossland; ������1,000,000.  ..St. Kevorene Mining Co., Spokane; $1,000,000.  - Sullivan Group Mining Co., Spokane; ������2,500,-  000.  Salmon ltiver Gold Mining Co., of B. C,  Spokane; ������1,500,000.   - ...  Slocan- Maiden Mining and Milling Co., Tacoma; S1,;')00,000. .  Stoiilcigli Mining Co., Milwaukee; ������1,000,000.  Trenton GoldMining Co., Spokane; ������750,000.  Toxada-Kirk   Lake  Gold   Mines,   Victoria;  ������000,000.      ��������� .,.:"-  Vancouver-Meteor Mining. Co.,"'Vancouver;  ������.500,000.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  SuNDAr 14th March, 1897.  Church op England. Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion ou 1st and' 3rd Sundays in the month at 8 a. in; on 2nd and  Ith Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. in.  PKKSBX.'riy.TAN Ciiuucir. .Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  ���������it 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets,every Mouday evening at 8 o'cloclc.  l-'oMAN'-CATirbiio Church. Mass ait  Nelson on first and last Sundays iu the  month. Saudou second Sunday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Cntn.cu. Corner, Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services' at 11  a. un. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday even-  nig at 8 o'cloclc. Epworth League C.E.  I'uesday at S p.m. '���������  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,     .$11.3-1   payable  monthly will repay in G years,  principal and interest of a mortgage of $000.  Apply to W. A. M.M'IIO.VtMl,  .'ciu.r.tl AkciiI, Nelson  -.Iciii.iilK _t Hillyer lllock, 520  ANTOINE MAURIN.  Gleaning and Repii,  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc-������  Application For Liquor License.  "Vf OTICK is hereby given thai, the undcr-  ____> signed will, at the expiration of SO days,  mako application to the Stipendiary Magistrate  of \Vi st tvootonay for a license to sell liquor  by retail at Halls Siding on the Nelson ,& Fort  Sheppard Railway-  "*''���������:  ALKX. Me KARL AXE. '  Hall's Siding, B. C, February 10th, 1897.   [1V.1]  JOINING    OPERATORS   and  other advertisers are  advised -chat in order* to  cover-"the���������leading--cities  and towns throughout  Ontario, Qiiebec, the Lower Provinces, .Manitoba  and British Columbia *;  with their announcements  promptly, effectively and  at the least possible outlay,  they should immediately  consult  THE DOMINION  NEWSPAPER  ADVERTISING AGENCY,  Toronto Type Foundry Co.  Ltd., Proprietors,  Advertising Experts, 44 Bay St.,  Toronto.    Estimates   furnished.      Advertisements  prepared and set up free of  charge.    Drop us a line.,  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take notice tint I 1, T. Donovan, will apply  to (lie Ooverninent. Aguntfor West, Kootenay.  thirty days after date, for a license tn sell  li(|iior hy retail on the premises known as  Xortli Fork, near the North Fork of llie Salmon  River on the line of the Xelson and Fort Sheppard raihvay, in said district.  T.  DOXOVAX,  Dated at Xelson, H. C, this 1st, dav of Mnrcli.  I8!i7. "      (SB)  Application For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby (riven that tho undersigned  will, at thc expiration of 30 days, apply to t.he  stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay district, for a license to sell liquor at retail at the  Quartz Creek Hotel, at Quartz Creek: B.C.  FRANK SIMPSON.  Dated, February 0th, 1897. 515  NELSON_LOTS.  NOTICE.  ��������� Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local fluent for addition A to (he town-  <-ite of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  M0 F. O. INNES.  &  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  MRS. MCLAUGHLIN,      JOSEPHINE ST.  475-12-12-6        BET.  BAKER _t VERNON STS.  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  RATES, $1, TO $2,50 PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  497-l!)12-6  * Notice of Application for Liquor License.  >pAKE   NOTICK that 30 days after date, I,  #_    A. Morin. will apply to the Government  Agent for AVest Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor by retail at thc St.  Charles Hotel, at  Quartz Creek, I.. C.  A. MORIN.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this loth day of Feb-  uary, 1897. (_47)   -  NOTICE.  NKW A.MI SMIO.VU UA_SI������,  -    B. C.  (293)  NELSON  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 ofthe Hospital; in addition the  $.o.oo subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois. .  A. H. CLEME NTSTreasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896. *  (119)  The Nelson & Lardo  Steam Navigation Go.  STR. CITY OF  Ainsworth  Loaves  Kaslo on Monday, Wednesday and Fi idayjat 9:00 a. m.  o       -'  Loaves  Nelson  on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 a. m.|  The right is reserved to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  101  Indurated   |||  ibreware ^  is a tittle higher $������$$$  priced than or- ^^  dinary pails and p������������  tubs-but the diff- _������������__!_  erence  is  ATORTHERN  IV    PACIFIC RY.  SOLID    VESTIBULED  ."���������TRAINS.  MODERN    EQUIPMENT  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  "VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,'  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,  and all points east, also   European  S. S. tickets.    "   *  TIME SCHEDULE.  Xo. 1 West,       depart, 10:55 p. in.  No. 2 East, - ���������   ". 9:10 a. m.  For information, time cards,  maps  and tickets call on or .write  F.D." GIBBS,  General Ajrcnt.  SPOKANE. WASH.  -OR-  A. 1). CHARLTON. '    _  '  Asst. Genl. Tasa. Agent, i  ��������� No. 255 Jlorrlson. St., Corner of Third       j  NOTICE.-THK COLUMBIA AND ICOOT-  enay Kailway and' Navigation Company  will apply to thu Pnrliuiiiuiit of Canada at its  next session for an Act authorizing the Company to construct the Itailwav mentioned in  .Section 2 of thc Act 5(! Victoria, .Chapter 15,  nainoly-a-i'ai!way-.bctwcen-soii_c-p'ointion--its  present line between Xelson and Hobson on tlie  South and Kevelstoke on the North, together  with such branch or branches of that railway  or o������ its main line as may from Ume.to time be  authorized by the Governor-in-C'onncil not exceeding in any one case the length of thirty  miles, commencing the same on or before the  first of July. HKX), and completing it within fivo  vears" from that date. .    -     0 .  J.** J"). TO.VNLK.-.  Vancouver, Jl. C.  ..th November, 18!������i.  Secretary.  [513]  one :  that    tells���������one \  H that changes the \  cost from a ex- \  to���������l���������  an investment.  THE  E.B.EDDY Co  LI.Mll'KI)  HULL,      CANADA.  Clarke^Hote!,  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, re-decorated and  fitted throughout with the  e]e"ctri"c"light._Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders-  The Itm- Im Kii|tpllc.l wllh ..lii>l<.._st Itraii.l..  ill' I.ii|iior<_ nml ..licur*.  3' MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Eoyal Hotel, Calgary  TW"r_) ^ars ������^ Be(fr������om Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  AMTP Car of Mattresses and Upholstered  WJLliU Pnwnfnro  Furniture  These Goods Will Be Offered at  Advantageous Prices  For Cash. . Special Rates to Hotels- ...s  IXMcARTHDR & CO.  LARGE CONSIGNMENT 01 WALL PAPERS  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES.  NOW IN THE COURSE OF PUBLICATION.  THE NECESSITY OF THE TIMES.  l'ortlauilt  5.1  Orrgou.;  "Guide to Mines of British Columbia,"  WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.  A volume of.tOO page, roiitainiiig (lie folio.ring information:  History of thc mineral discoveries of the Province. ;���������  Nature of the discoveries, and methods of treatment.  Locations of various linds.  .Means of. access to the fields.  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It is a necessary 'companion to the!"thoiisaii(ls who are engaged or'nterested in the inines of British Columbia, it will also be circulated in Eastern Canada, the United States, Great Britain, South Africa,  Australia and New Zealand, where it will be an invaluable work of reference  to those capitalists and emigrants who wish to take advantage of the grand j  opportunities offered them by the discovery and development of the wonder- j  ous mineral wealth Of British Columbia.    " I  Address of Editor, to whonvall communications should be directed: !  '   E. A. HAGGEN,  543. 618 Canable Street, Vancouver, B. C.  A SHATTERED IDOL  QBAPTE3 I.  "You'll bo stopped at Si.ltr.np.ir, you  seo if you're not," snid ray host, Major  O'Koli.v, I*.. E., as lio stood with Ms  itrins resting on tho window of tho sur-  rii.go In which I hud takon my neat.  "If that Gliorivuni bridgo stntuls the  Hood thnt Ib on its wny nhis 211 Inuto,  why I know uncommonly littlo of brld-  gc^, that's all. So I dronpod a line yes-  tonlny to Mnrston. Trust him for look-  Inj; niter you. Ilino up, guard? All  right. Good-bye, old man, and good luok  nt homo!"  It was beforo tho days of outbroken  railway communication between tho  northwest of India and tlio great western  harbor. I was a captain at that time und  was going hack on Hick leave aftor an  attack nf oholern. It had been n bad year  1.ml I had loft moro than ono oomrado in  tlio sandy burial ground of Allkot. Tho  new routo tempted mo���������it looked so  short on the map compared with that  by Cnlcutta unci Point do Galle. But'  now I began to f������ar detention nnd reckon  up thc number of days to the departure  of tho P. and O. steamer that I wanted  to catch.  Suro enough, at the very next station  to Sultanpur I caught tho word "Gho-  rawa" lu a conversation thnt was going  on between the station-master and the  guard just outside tho window of my  carriage. Yes, four spans wore gono, and  now there was nothing for It but wait  at Sultanpur until the company niight  bo able to orgnnizo arrangements for getting passengers and luggage across���������  three or four dnys nt least.  The travelers' bungalow was not so  bad, after all. Tho rains had washed  away a twelve months' accumulation of  unconsidered garbage from tha compound, whioh was further embellished  by a delicate green voil of thrco-days-old  gruso, not to mention' splashy pools,  their, margins garnished with frogs as  yellow nnd as noisy as canary birds.  The Inside might certainly have been  cleaner; but, by the time I had tubbed  and eitabllshed myself in ��������� crazy old  Chinese chair on the veranda, I felt little  disposed to grumble.  Tbe road ran just outside tbe compound, and I remember watching with  some interest a large horse, evidently  ridden by a European, which oame  along nt a sharp, level trot. It disappeared  for an instant behind tbe tall edge of  gaunt cactus, then tbe sound of the clattering hoots turned to a quick thud as  they left the metal nnd swung round  through the gate with unslackoned speed.  Tho horse was relnod up just in front of  where I wns sitting, and I saw that tho  visit was to m������.  It is not often that ono sees in' India  man nnd horse so woll turned out. The  horse was an Australian, a "waler," as  'we cnll them thorn���������a big chestnut thoroughbred, with a coat like . satin and a  head as fino as a Nodjd Arab. Ho seemed  to bo used to be standing with the reins  on his neck, for thn rider dropped, them  as-.he pulled up, sitting fnr back in his  saddle;- with his boots stuck out in front  and his hands In thc pockets of his short  flax-cloth jacket,' with a perfect sans  gene which in any ono rise would havo  beon considered to have 11 touch of swagger in it. Hub it was impossible to look  at Marston's burly figure with its grand  chest and shoulders, or to listen to thc  frankly dominant tones of his cheery  voice without accepting his manner as  tho outcome of a thoroughly genial nature. Tho whole man was in harmony  with himself; tho perfection of his sphiI-  sporting costume (he has just come from  a meeting of stewards on the mco  course), tho silver gloss of bit and stirrup irons, tlio elaborate curl of his heavy  brown moustaoho���������it was all part and  pnrcel ������.f a certain inborn completeness,  which expressed itself spontaneously In  all his belongings.  "Captain Ilillyar? O'Kolly told me to  look out for you. Well, you will have  to make tho best of it with us for a day  or two. But instead of coming down for  you in a carriage, I have only como  with an npoloey. A friend has quartered  a' couple of babies upon us for the night.  ~We~w"_.nt"'"you to come ������nd^dnto^"th"i_r  evening, and then to-morrow morning  you must come and stay as long as the  rivor will help us to keep you. My wife  will pick you up in the tonga on her  way from the band. And now. I must bs  off. Como up, you red bruto!"  He gavo the horse a friendly tap on  tho shoulder with tho toe of his boot,  without picking up thc reins, and tho  boost wus round and off like a shot. He  could train his horses to do anything  with next to no*' trouble, I have heard.  Some men can.  "  CHAPTKI-  II.  . It was hadly dusk when Mrs. Mnrston  turned her pair of gray Arab ponies into  the compound. I had.not expected linr so  onrly but by good luck I was ready.  From nothing but my coujiln of 'minutes' talk with Marston 1 hud got an  impression that his wifo would li'j us perfect as tho rest of his appointments.  A failure in that Item would havo infallibly loft on his mannor'and bearings  nniiio certain traco of non-success; his  assurance would not havn been complete  had it not rested upon a conviction that  his supreme triumph wns iu tho centriil  onterpriso of his life.  Was it, I wondered at the first glance I  gave to tho    littlo   cquippiigo,    by   some  humorous design of making the   beautiful creature I saw still more   suggestive  of a princess in fairy talo, that   her husband had given her an ogro as an   attendant? The.native groom who went to the  horses' heads.was  certainly one   of   the  most uncouth specimens   of   humanity I--  ever   chanced    to., behold.'    Ho    was,    I  Imagine, an Afghan���������shcrt, squat,  bow-  legged, with   an    enormous chest, and a  head that   might    have -belonged   to   a  giant.    His beetle brows, .nose   (;ind   oriel  cheek   were   divided   diagonally    by    a  sword cut   that   must   have   sliced   his  skull like n pumkin, to   judge from the  scar   it   had   left.    Tho expressslon was j  not malign; the submissive good   naturo j  of a bruto   that   hardly    knows its own j  Btrength, or   tho .surly   surrender    of   ii  bear to it tamer���������which  is It?-  Mrs.  Marton    wns    only a girl, hardiy  ono-nnd-twenty I   should   think.      Very  beautifnl, more perhaps, than   any woman I had ever   scon, but with  a   certain  simplicity of gravp girlishness   in   louk  and bearing that   struck me even   mors  than her beauty.   If she was say, hersby-  ness did not take the lorni of embarras..- j  ment.     She wns perfectly composed, and 1  yet I do not think I ever knew   any   one j  got through the   necessary formalities of I  greeting with so small an expenditure of i  words.  She drove well, keeping her ponies up  to their work, and .landing no nonsen������e.  Thpy had no   blinker*, nnd   next to   co  harness, and were   spirited little   beasts  enough,  Wo drew up under the porch, whioh  was already beautiful with creepers, ste-  phanotis and the sweet, misnamed Indian honeysuckle, and I followed her  through large, cool rooms, exquisitely  fresh and fragrant to the verand* on tha  other side.  'Thon I suw that we were on tbe high  bank of n river, across which ono  looked over the great plain, already gray  and indistlnot In tha twilight.  Chairs had been placed outside on a  enrpot spread almost on tbe edge of tho  sandy cliff, below which the river spread  wido in flood. Sho did not pause on the  veranda, but took me straight out, giving an order to a servant as she did  so.  "Harold said you wore to Ho down in  a loug chair until he oame," she said,  and I thought I could peroelve in hor1*  tono tho satisfaction of a person who has  found a olue to a puzzle.. "Aud you  wero to drink a glass of sherry.' Thoy  will bring lt in a moment."        c  Then she Hat down in a low chair  nearly opposite and seemed, I thought, a  little nt a loss. Sho had probably been  told to amuse mo until ho came in, and  did not quite know how it was to be  dono. By and by sbe began rather  shyly:���������  "Do you like India?"  "That is rather a large question, Mm.  Marston. I must localize my answer a  little, I like a long chair on an evening  like this very well."  Perhaps I was still weak; my voice  showed it, I dare say, for she went on:���������  " Ynu mu .t have been very Ul. I am  afraid you are very tired"  "Your husband Is determined to  make mo an invalid, so I have resigned  myself, you see. I had made up my mind  that I was quite well again."  "A great many people died, didn't  they? Harold told me how bad It was.  there. I hope none of your friends���������"  "Every one is like a friend in a small  station, you know. The man I missed  most I knew least of, perhap*. He wns  not unhappy, I think, the friend who  was in my mind when I spojee. 'He had  carried a heavy load very Otavely and  death lifted lt of! bis shoalders and he  could He down and be at reit."  "Will you tell me?", she said, very  gently. "Not If lt palm yon, you know."  I felt I was doing an unwise thing;  and yet I did It. She wanted to hear a  sad story, poor child, that her own happiness might taste the sweeter afterward,  perhaps; perhaps the still gloom and  silenoe of thc gathering nigbt made  her thoughts find a fearful pleasure in  hearing of death and sorrow. And I���������  the thing Itself was so fresh in my  memory, nnd yet my weary journey  mado the scene seem so remote. And  then, explain it as you may, have felt,,  since that a compulsion was upon, me.  "I will tell you if you like," I said.  CHAPTER JH.  When I rejoined the regiment at  Alikot Inst year there was a man a few  years senior to myself who had been  transferred to us In my absence. Ho  was under a cloud. They said he had  misbehaved in notion in the Crimea;  but no one seemed to;. know what the  real story was. He was a very quiet,  reserved fellow, with a tongue that  could sting when he chose to use - it,  whioh he hardly ever did. A man who  might have been popular; brains, good  looks, everything in his favor���������only that  old story against him. But that was  enough. HerWas one of the best officers  in the regiment; but it wns only discipline that made the men obey him, and  only civility that made him tolerated at  mess.  I need   not   tell you   the chanoe that ,  made us   housemates.    Wc   lived   under  thc same roof   for   four   months; nod I  got to like him and to believe that there  was something wrong about thc story.  It was in the June of 1855, just over  fifteen years ago. He was then a lieutenant with his regiment in the Crimen. .  They had the advanced trenches guard  one night, and there was n sudden attack  ���������one of those sharp little brushes tho  Russians used to give our fellows now  and again. I've, heard, just to make  their own youngsters keep. It wus all  over.in live 'minutes; and then lt_turned  out that iny~friefid was mlssingr**"*   =   '~~~yYr~  They thought he had been made   pris-,  oner or something of the sort   for a moment, and then nil at. once he   appeared.  Ho   said he   hud been sent by tho oflicer  in command with a message to tho   bat-   .  tery in rear of thnt part of   tho trendies.  As bad luck would   have   it, the   oflicer  who sent him had boen killed.      I don't  suppose any one wonld havo doubted the.  truth of tho story, if. he had   not   mentioned thst anuthor oflicer was   standing-,  close by when tho order wns given.    In-  doed, ho snid thero  had-boan a   question -  which of tho two should bi������ sent.   So, almost by chance, -this   man   was   askod  what hnd passed.  Uo said ho had hoard nothing of tho  sort, in an off-hand way enough at first,  as if he did not choose to bo mixed up '  in tho matter; but when ho wns pressed  on tho subject ho asserted distinctly that  tho order hud not boon given. My friend  had not reached tho battery; ho had  turned bnok on hearing musketry firing, he snid. Well, thero was a private  enquiry, and tho result was that tho  thing was hushed up, passed over with  out my friend being formally exonerated.-  Thoro had boen a sort of rivalry between  him and the other follow, hut it was incredible that any man could _ be guilty  of a falsehood under' such circumstances. .  Tho wholo thing was In tho reglmont.aud  the commanding oflicer was ablo to  burke lt. Ho probnby thought the young  fellow's nerve had failed hlra and wanted  to giv'O him another chance.  In stories, you know, ������ man. always " '.  retrieves himself hy some brillinnt-, bit  of dare-deviltry or..nother. t don'tknow  if it really does generally happen so; at  any rate in this case lt didn't. The poor  follow wns sent home sick almost directly; indeed,I believe ho was too ill to havo  much-voice in the matter of the inquiry,  and I don't bellevo he" ��������� was under lira  again to tho day of liis death. Half a  dozen years later the two men met In  tbe most unlucky way. It was in Madras  somewhere, and- this tlrne there was a  lady in the business. She had come out  iu the same ship with him and there had  been talk of an engagement. And as  Satan himself would have It. the other  man turned up, fell in love with the  lady, used the old story. unmercfully,*  mnrried ��������� her and nearly - succeeded in  driving his unlucky rival ont of tho  service. I believo he had to withdraw  from the club but he was too dogged.to  flinch.'and he was certainly nt.the same  station with the conple when the lady  died, not two years after' her marriage.  That Is what I learned. Kow for my  own share in the bui'jiness. Cholera,  you know,'so_n_times strikes a man down  liko the blow of a tiger's paw. He may  be about and well at sunrise and d_ .d by  taidday.   My job*  tiisnd and I had cur THE M'lN^ER NELSON,  B. G., SATURDAY, MA^RCK 13,  1897.  tea together-at daybreak; wheu I came  in from tho butts he was past speech. I  asked to look over his papers. I knew  nothing ofjhis.affnirs or his family, but  ,had'been moro with liim than any om>  else.  I had nover been in his rooms till X  was culled in to see him die, They ware  ui baro as they well could be. 1 nnticod  ono filing. On tho white wall, just closo  to".where his faco must hnvo turned as he  slope on the littlo pullet-bed, a r-row was  traced in oharconl. It was not accidental;  tlio lines wero doubled, and cross linos  scrawlod to mark tho ends, so that. tlisr'i  was a star at each point-. A damp sponge  would havo 'mado an end of It in a liniment, It was so faint. .But I remein bored  tho shape. There woro noxt to no papers  ��������� nothing to toll us who-ought to bo  written to. Hardly n lotter���������bills docketed and notes about regimental Matter...  But In tlio only box his servant said ho  kept locked there was an envelope with  a couple of letters in a lady's handwriting, nnd thero was a long tress of chestnut hair. I didn't, like to read tliom  and took it nil to tho colonel. But ho  ' said they might give 113 the information  wo'wanted. So I took them out of tho  envelopes in his presence and first just  glanced at the signatures.  Tlio name was that of tho riian who  had brought such ruin into my friend's  life.    Thoy were from his wifo.  Sho was a good'woman, Mrs.-Marston;  what the letters told was horrible  enough', but her part was a?.clear as God's  sunlight.  I suppose her husband had met with  some dangerous uccidPnt." Sho wrot������ in  a kind of passion of supplication, entreating my friend tb writo one..line'of  forgiveness to his poor dying ouerny. Me  had' confessod'tb hor, she' said; all ho  wanted was to mako ills confession" public, but thero was'ni time. Tho doctor  had told her ho would not liveto se.  tho sun rise. As she wrote he wns lying  as whito andas still as he' would lie in  a few hours in his coffin, and then it  would' be tbo late,-then he would- bo  beyond the reach' of" forglv'enoss. Ho  could understand hor' still; porhaps lie  would still be able to hear her read tho  message she' know tho answer would  contain. She knew it,' bocauso sho had  injured him too���������it was the memory'  of thafwrong   that mado her sure.  It'was liko a cry for' mercy,' written  nll'lh a breath; as it- wero, at her husband's" bedside, I-dare say. I'ean fancy'  his eyes following horns she wrote���������eyes  with tho terror"of death looking out of  them. ThVother' letter was' different,"  The handwriting was labored,as though  every letter had cost her a' struggle,  and thc expression was quite culd and'  simple: She wrote, she said, with a feel'-  ling.of the deepest' humiliation. Afc'th'e  first'momont it was safe to do' so as she'  ���������hadremlndod her husband o'f'his'promiso. Ho'seemed to" have forgotten' what  had passed hetwoon them, and declared  that ho must havo been" speaking'in deli-  ium. It wns the duty, he said, of people  who nursed the sick not to pay attention to ravings which only showed that-,  the brain wns off it. balance- Hn had  forbidden her to refer to the subject-  ngnin. "My own duty is clear to me,"  she ended. - " You havo my- lottor; my  testimony is ready wheir you call for it."  Inside the paper which held tho hair  was traced foobly a- cross with stars at  the points.' like that'on tho wall.- Perhaps thoy had stood together ou-deck-and  watched the southern cross.  The hair must-have been cut off whon-  hopo of recovery was gono. Thero could  have-been' no thought of bow that thick  silken strand would be missed.- Ho had  refused tb striko his enemy through her,  and he went on carrying his burden of  ���������hame. But she knew it and thanked  him.  The colonel'and I talked'tho thing  over and sealed'up tiT- letters. While we.  were waiting tho result of the inquiries  wo had made about my poor friend's  relatives, camo my own illness. Afterward-wo arranged that I should take-  them home nnd explain the matter to his  brother; who,'it soems, is in rather nn-  influentlal position, and ho can do as  he pleases about it. But,thc other man  has left tho service,his namo is.uo longer  in tho army list. So I don't -see what'  can bo dono tu him, if tho thing" were  -"-cap������ble-8f-proof,*-whloh-it- isn't".   CHAPTE1. IV.  Whilo I was telling my story lights,,  had been brought into tho veranda and-  the tablo laid for dinner.- Servants were  moving to and fro, the hush and' darkness in which I had begun wer������ gone.  Mrs. Marston was silent for a minute  when I stopped.  "And did she���������did'sho stay with him  afterwards?" sho askod.  "Till sho died, I boliovc. It was not  moro than a few months. " _.  "lean belicvo it all," sho said, after a  pause, "all but* that. To go .on living  with any ono guilty of bnsoness liko  thnt I It seems impossible."  "You could   not   have   dono so,- Mrs.  ������������������ Marston? It was ber duty, I suppose."  "I don't think so;" sho said, with an  oncrgy of conviction whicli startled me.  ".Nothing in the world should have mado  me go on breathing " tho snmo air with  stinh a wretch! I would rather���������Ily.rnld!"  . Marston'had'come up quietly as sho  spoke, and was standing close to hor  chair." Ho laughed with great enjoyment.  'JWhom aro you denouncing; Alice? I  did not givo'yon- credit for half that  amount of onergy. And now, if you aro  composed enough for tho ceremony, perhaps you will permit mo to introduco  Captaiu'-Hlllyar. Hillyar, my wifo protends to bo very shy with strangers, so I  sent- her to fetch you without nny Information except tliat you - were' to be  found at tho travelers' bungalow���������just  to mnKe her learn to trust to'hor own  resources. Hns she beon going on" liko  this all the time? You must be exhausted."  I had noticed that she never called me  by my name. She looked up-tohim like  a child, her face full of delight.  "Captain Hillyar made it very easy,"  she said. "I didn't quite'know what'to  do if he wouldn't drink the sherry."  "And whom were you vituperating in  that way, if. you please. Hillyar, yon  must tell me how you managed to  raise such a storm while' I wa.h my  hands."  I follow him into his dressing-room.  It was exactly as if I had known " them  all my life.  "Well, what was it all about?" he said,  laughing, as he stood bare armed nnd  throated, and stooped to plunge bis  head into one of those enormous conper  ' vessels that serve in that part of India as  wash-hand basins. "The little woman  was fairly under way for an oratorical  display when I came up-and spoiled  sport. I didn't know she had it in her."  "We had been talking about the cholera and I was telling her about the  death of poor Morris, my housemate. Did  you mest him?" Marston's head was  pretty well under water as I spoke.   He  kept it thero for half a minute and had  to clear tho water from his eyes and  moustache before 'hb.obuld.answer.-  "Morris? Mot" liim ������������������' somewhere or  other. What about him? Yes, 1 heard;  ho was dead.'  "I d.iro say you havo hoard the story  that stood in his way all through tiie  service. I belicvo it was- all a 1 io, got  up hy un infernal scoundrel."  "Stories arc always truo," said Mars-  ton,indifferently. "There is always something in them. That's my experience, at  least. There was - a good deal agaiust  Morris, I.fancy.   What was this one?"  1 tol.l-liim in half a   dozen  'sentences,  as ho stood brushing his hair before   tlio  glass,with his back towards mo.   Ho wes  just, tho practical, common sense   person  who'0 ,-idvlco would  bo    ustful.      And I  felt, too, under   11   sort   of obligation to 1  dlsabuso liliii of   a   prejudice   which: ho  shared with so many others of poor Mnr-1  ris's acquaintance.     Not    tn ..havo"'men-  tinned   the    names    would      have    been |  absurd in this   ensa.'    Miir'tnn   probably1  knew the 'clrounistnnccs, -ns I did myself,  and might   possibly   know what had bn j  comu of .Howcntser. tho man whoso riume '���������  hud r.isappeurcd from the army list. 1  "And:so ynu-aru t.-king letters home?" 1  ho said when I had stopped.-   "I   should  like .to.see.them?" |  "Old" Forster and'I sealed the packet," I  I said, "I havo it, with notes and so on, I  in my pocketbook."  "Hardly, a safo place to leave money  in, that travellers' bungalow,'''ho ������ald  carelessly.  "It hasn't n very.pond name." I  I touchod the breast-pocket of my coat, i  "No: three or four/hundred rupees ar������  a temptation, und servants always.know  whut is in a portmanteau." I  Wc wniit in (ont, Minor) to dinner,   It  all chines back tb 1110 like a picturo���������not  as a scene in which!- was an actor.    The  dark tablo,    just   touched-with points of  shimmering light, where silver or crystal  caught the   glow   of   tho    lamps   which  stood at a-distance, .each brilliantly Hlu- '  minnting tho white napery   below It and  attracting, irrosistibly- the winged -legions-  or nocturnal-Insects;-the    depth    of soft  color of the   great   crimson  flowers tliut-  decked the black polished   surfneo of the  table,  liko offerings   laid- upon an altar  tb the night,  within   whose   boundaries-  wo seemed to   be   intruders; the   tinted  alabaster  of    Mrs,--   Mnrston's   beautiful  child-like'face, luminous   in   tbe transparent gloom.  I- think-'  Mrs.    Marston   would   have,  liked, directly   after wo sat down,- to go  on with' . our   interrupted   conversation. '  Biifho stopped lier-witli'a word'. ,  "No," wo-won't'-have any burning-subjects.  We want tb make Captain Hillyar  forget the bad time tic' has come through.-"'  I'-notlced then, as   I   noticed more  than  once in the course of   the   evening,, thnt  her compliance with whatever ho desired,-  although tho Wish' might    bo    conveyed  in'the slightest   nnd   niost casual   way,  was so instant as   to   be   more- liko tho  correspondence   between the   nerves nnd  the will than mere mechanical obedience  Her b'elief'in hini   seemed absolute,-and -  it is in it that'I find tho   explanation of'  what lie did.  He hart probably.'b'ent-his-whole power  to   tho'task of'making'his   wife's  "faith  center in" himself.      And   the vory   completeness of his   success held-him bound.  Little   by"   littlo,    her'    conscience'   had  taken the placo of his   own and   imposed'  its'law'upon   his'outward life.'     Ho was  living in"an   enchanted  palace,.held   up  by the>faith of   one   kneeling, child.    If  that wavered, all went to headlong ruin. ���������  Marston was   a   strong   man, but   that,  hour must'   have   put his   strength- to a-,  terrific strain. =He had   heard his   doom  pronounced; hep know- that only one awful hnzard'could'snve him from the sword'  of whito flamo whicli..his wife carried:ih '  her   innocent" hand.'    After   dinner   we  wont out'to tlio'chairs by'the rlvorr Mar- '  stbn said'ho. had a letter "to write���������a let- I  ter'th at might take   him ten minutes or ,  morB���������and we must have'- coffee without  him.  "Now, no more tragedy," he said)  laughing. 'Hillyar',' this young-lady' is  not to bo exalted;, her natural veh'emenco  of disposition'makes- caution absolutely  necessary.'"_  Oddly'enongh, as I thought''afterward]  tho first thing'tliat occurred"to iho artnr  h'o wns gone wasaremarkiipon' the ap-  pearanoo'of'the'groom who" .':adl_nocom;  paniedlior" to'the travelers' bungalow.     .  "Colbnel- Marston'must have chosen!  him for' his'Iboks,'" I said. "He quite!  doubles" the value "of those" pretty.', littlo',  Arabs.'- They' look likeii pair; of' King  Solomon's' horfces" guarded' by a' Djlrih. 1  Thoy are his especial'charge, I suppose?*' ;  "I think Tain his especial charge,-" '  sho snid.' "He is the'head man in tlio  stable, bat ho thlnkshe belongs' to mei \  Whon Hnrold'givn me the p'onlos for" my  very own ho tbld mo'that'h'o wasgivan,"  too. He quite believes it.' His orders'c'omo  through me. Harold' will' not' say' a  word when I am thero."  "That cut across his head must have  been a.heavy one."  "It was through that Humid got him.  Ho was escaping rom a blood fond of  his tribe, up on tbo frontlor.'-nnd Harold  found him, gashed likn that, and sewed  up tho cut" himself. Ho is rather'mad, I  think, you know. He believes he is only  safo as long'as ho stays with us.'*  Then wo talked'of other' things���������Ikr"  riding, nnd thc big giimo sho had sai-n  hor husband' shoot'. He'seemed to ha.o  shared everything'wlth her, taking h<r"  about with him, and giving her real,  practical parts in nil lie did.' She Iind carried his second gun and had' seen a  charging tiger drop almost nt hor'feet.'    ,  -"He says ho feels safo with" mo be--  hlnd him," sho said, with evident prido.  "A native onco got frightened and let off  his second gun, and the bullet went  through his shoulder and all but killed  him. Xo, I never feel afraid. Hnrold  does not make mistakes."  "Wo all do sometimes, Mrs. Marston,"  I could not"help* saying.  "  "Harold dor-s not," she said." simply.     i  To be believed in lik'b that must have j  something terrible about it. A- man's'  life is but n flawed and seamy business j  at the'test and a saint would' feel like j  an escaped convict with tho dread of de- !  tectlon dodging bim in tho presence' of ;  such absolute faith. I'wonder he'did not ,  give it up and say," "'Depart from mo, '.  for I am a sinful man.." Imagine the '  strain of living constantly up to an";  Ideal SPlf held before you in the mirror' f  of a stainless mind. ' j  By and    by   lie   came   back    and   sst ;  ! down.      I was to be driven homo' in his 1  ; buggy at lO.'iO, and it was close on   that 7  j now.   A servant came up and said'some- :  thing to him in an undertone.  "Call    him   here,;' ho   said   in    Hin- '  ��������� unstani.  "Darya Khan.sends to say that '  old Stnnby has gone lame   again.  Alice, i  ! Your ponies will have to come out." ! .  ! I protested. I felt that the walk would \ *?_dJ?��������� w"e,  ! ho pl?n=ant, and said so. It" wns not  j'three-q.inrters'of a mile.  ! "Well, .we will hear what my wife's  j trainer says. I dare say it is nothing; an  e: cuse to come up and be scolded,:" There  it no keeping that ft Hew away."  1      Tho man came intotho littlo   circle   of  . light. Grim, hidonus. slia'.r.bling in gait,  with something' inMiis looks I. hud not  noticed beforo���������a look of abject frar. If  ho "had boon a dog he would havo been  groveling and whining He stood silent,  fihil'thig from foot to foot, and awaiting  his orders from Mrs;   Marston.  1     "Mako ready my horses."  I     "Sabit!"   (With   a' side-long   look   at  ��������� Marston).  1 I interposed. I really meant to walk', I  said. Mrs. Marston turned to her hus-  band for instructions.  Marston   told themnn in an   off-hand  'way that I did   not want tho   pony   enr-  ��������� riage, and intended to walk.      Tlio cri\i-  | turo hesitated, locking from him to-her  with 11 sort of helploss terror. Marston  laughed.  I "My authority is not enough for him  without my wife's. Allco. soy iu your  best Hindustani, 'Do what tho Sahib  tolls you to do.' "  She paused for nn Instant to construct-  her sentence. Then she produced lt very  sp.rlously, of course, with tho little stress  on the last word, which the form of tho  language necessitates, so that'.whur she  said rnally was:���������  "AVhat. the burrn-Sahib tolls you'-to do,  that do."  "Your order has'boon'given."  :>He'touted low and disappeared in tho  night; but as lie went he looked nt me.  It wus so strango a look that I glanced  inquiringly at   my- host.  Mrs. Marston had   noticed it, too.  "Did I   say   that right,    Harold?" she  asked.   "Ho   looked   at Captain Hillyar  so oddly."  "Very- nicely, indeed. There was a  gravity about it that impressed Darya  Khan a good deal. I dure say he thought  that you were much offended at your  order being set nt nought, and holds  poor Captain Hillyar responsible for  your highhess's displeasure."  "I really should not wonder,!' she  said, "He is very odd. But I will try and  learn to speak like other people."  I. think she waged- constant war  against thc nutural chill of her manner.  Her:farewell.to me was quite cordial,  poor child. She stood up to wish mc  good-bye.  Marston wanted to walk back with  me,-but I would- not let him. As- I  turned, the two were standing together  in the little circle of light, his hand on  her shoulder.  CHAPTER V.      ��������� .���������  My way home was straight���������a raised  road with'trees planted ou the slopes so  as-to form u continuous avenue. Very  dark itwas, of cnursej'bnt there was no  losing thc way. Everything was- still;  the sound of my own footfall was all I  heard. As I walked along I thought of  thc evening I had just passed. My mind  had worn crape so long that' happiness  took me by surprise. Life seemed a  brighter thing than I fanoied It.  Suddeny I heard, close to me, not a  footstep, but a deep-drawn breath. I  turned, my. left arm thrown up in instinctive defence. The noxt instant it  received-a heavy blow, and I was pitched  over the embankment, on the edge'of  which I had boon walking.  Something followed mc headlong  like a. wild boost, and' blundered -over  me in tho darkness. I was left the higher  on'the slope, and regained the road bofore my'assailant-could grapple with me.  Half a-do'/.cn yards are not much of a  start whon one is handicapped with 1.  broken' nrm, but that instant saved my  life.' I suppose I shouted for holp; all I  can-remember' is- tho sound of horses'  hoofs isomiug up at a gallop, and the  fear lest they should coipe right upon  me as I lay in tho road. I had-half piir-  ried-a'secondblow with my ' walking-  stick, and;was nearly stunned. I -can  vaguely recall the talk of my- rescuers as  they helped mo along to the travellers'  bungalow, and then, clearly enough,-my  arm being set by the doctor, who was  hastily fetched. Tho whole" thing must  havo been over" in twenty" seconds." I1 had  ! not been robbed.  i By. and by I-was in bed with-a split-  j ting headache nnd my nrm in splints,  . trying to sleep,-and only falling over  nnd over'again'Into tliat miserable inter-  | mediate state in whlch*--dreunis- and- rc-  j-alities intortwlne-thomselves-ln-an -end-'  loss-maze of painful conseinusness;  Waking up after a night so passed Is  uncomfortable-'enongh. I felt feverish,-  Presently my servant brought me a cup  of tea." A sahib hnd come in the night;  he said���������a-friend of mine-who wanted to  see nie. By and by became iii  It was'Holroyd, ofthe One Hundred  rind Fourth.. He 'was returning from  leave, and-had managed to got across tho  river'somehowMind'comoup on an engine Ho was going on by tho line I had  come by. But thc t.rain was to..wait for  the malls and did not start till tho afternoon, j.  -- My head anhed- hideously; but I was  glad to sec him all the same, Of courso  ho had heard of iny advonturo. . There  was nothing very much out of tho way  In' It, and nothing for -conjecturo to  build upon. Some scoundrel had thought  a sahib might bo .worth knocking down  and looting on spec.���������and thero was- un  end of it.  So wo dropped the subject after a fjw  minutes and bogan talklngover our ne  quaintanccs and all that had happened  since wo met a couple of years befnro,  as men do. Holroyd was rather amusing  in his comments. __  I was not In the least surprised to hear  that he had tho lowest possible opinion  of Marston, who, I dare say, reciprocated lt cordially. Holroyd was just the  man to totally 'disregard- Marston's assumption of superiority, and this must  have i'rfttted him liko a hair shirt.  "I haven't seen tho fellow since ^he  race-meeting-' at Bangalore in 'OS," he  said, "I knew he was up here. Go nnd  call? Not if I know it. So he's married  again! Well, what sort is she?"   .  "Quite a child. Very pretty and. nice.  T didn't know ho had - been married-before. " t.  "I dare say he doesn't exactly insist  upon talking of her. They didn't hit'it-  off. She was a good woman. There's a  bad drop in that chap. This wnn'.t turn  out well, neither. You wait- a bit and  see." ��������� ,   *  "Well, they're very fond of one another now, at any rate. And ho seems a  hospitable fellow enough. Come, you  haven't seen him for the last half-dnzen  yoars. You might be charitable for  once."  "Hospitable!    As  vain of his house as  he is of his boots, that's about   all of it.  Xever at peace till he can get some   fcol  to tell; him how much better his   horses  aro than other people's, and his dinners.  She carried a lot of vanity  for him for a bit. just   at  first, till   she  i found him   out.   poor  sonl!    I   wonder  ! whioh of my friend Howcn=ter's  villain-  '] ies it was that she oame to know of."  j     "Howoasi-erl I thought you were talk-  I ing of Huston here?"  "Saa*   thing.     Chang*-,   his   n*x__������  four or   five- yours   ago/     Got a-pot of'  money with the new one, I hear. I.hope.  it. may-hare made him  decently hon_st  It's   more   than,   lie   was when   I know  him."  " Do you mean to tell me that Marston's name was ITowcaster six years  ago?   Did lie marry in Madras?"  "He did s..," said Holroyd, indifferently. -''Seems to interest you. .Lie down  again.    What is wrong now?"  "Holroyd," I said, "fbr'heaven's saikb  ict's have no mistake. Are you sure���������  . b.olutoly certain? This is- the devil's  own business. Who- is that xidlngdnto  t lie com pou nd ? H olroy d, for hen von's ia ke  don't let him come in here. My'nrih's'  broken. -1 can't defend myself.- Keep him  out, in the name of Cod."  Holroyd staicd for a momenet; then  lie said quite lmperturably:���������  "If you don't ohoo.30 to see him' ho  won't nome into this room; make your  mind' easy about that.-''"  He went out upon the .crnndn, In  another moment I heard their voices.   -  Marston liud recognized'' him, and some  short greeting had passed between' them:  Then I heard him speak' to his groom-as-  ho dismounted.-   Thon���������.'  "How is Hillynr?"-His voice was quite  close, he wiis on the steps of the veranda.  "Arm broken and Knocked about the  head. Can't see you; asked mo to sny  so."  "Somo mistake,'" said tho other, now  on the veranda, ��������� "He expectsto see mc.  If you:will be so good as to stand aside  (with some a.perlty)I will go in."  "Cnptnln Hillyar asked me tb tell:  you-that he could- not see yon," said'  HolroydJ doggedly; "I-" don't1 suppose  you want to go in against his wish."  "Be as good as to let mo passj" said  Marston, "My business with-him is connected'with duty." (This with great  hauteur).  "Now, look here; Howcaster," said  Holroyd, coolly, "what is the good of  making a row?' If- yonlike'to bring the  doctor, he may take tho responsibility  of letting you" interview Hillyar. This  is his lookout: Till thou; vou don't enter  thnt room."  Silenoe followed.' Then' I-hoard a horse  riddenaway.-  CHAPTER" VI;  - That day has left an , Impression of  profound- wretchedness on- my- memory.  I came out of the pnnlo of sudden terror  in which I- had appealed to Holroyd* for  protection'With a strange feeling: of remorseful -shame. The convlotloh'-undbr-  whioh I had spoken faded away,effaoed by  tho memories of .the evening-. Marston  had come down- the moment be-heard  of my accident,- with- the offers of help  and hospitality and he had- been- turned  away, from my door.  It sounds absurd,' but I believe I"crlod  in thinking ofthe little hospitable preparations Mrs. Marston had doubtless  made for'my reception,1- and of what'she  must feel'when her'husband told"-her' lie  had been in my hearing refused admission  ito my room. Bodily weakness mukes  us terribly-vonscious-of thepathotioi- In  my suffering and exhaustion, the question whether., Maiston had or hnd not  planned - my murder seemed of' small  account; and all Iwished wns that what  I had done could be recalled; thatToould'  close my eyes and open - them again to  see him standing-.at-my- bedside���������qunnd  memo.,  I thanked Holroyd,.of oonrse; and to  this day thc-thought of "Mm" is odibns'-tb  mo. He asked me no questions when-ho  saw that I didnot volunteer nn explanation. It was an X quantity added to thc  column'of-figuros Marston*- had"- on-the  wrong side In thc account he kept against  him. He closed it-finally that; evening  and-I'havc no doubt- gave fnil -weight  tb that mysterious- Item- when be'su'tn-  med-up anel struck the'balance;  -The doctor;looked   in in the  courso of  tho morning���������a grave,- sad,   silent roan  Thore;was more fover than  tho _ injuries'  accounted for, he said,   and lie promised  to call again onrly in   the   afternoon.    I  .(henrd Holroyd nsk him' If ho had seen  Colonel Marston. No, he had not mot  him thnt morning.  A'nd-so tho day went'on,- wearily-and  painfully, as it does- before:oho"begins  to adapt oneself to:new conditions; My*  thoughts had begun to How- back'and'  iru^^t'hSnservM-rirSyrrtiTai'ng'and'weigli^"  Ing'evidence. A great Indlgnntlon'ngnlhst  Marston slowly took possession of mo���������  not on-my own account;, strange to sny,  my "own' injuries 'counted' for' hardly-'wiy.  thln'g:in"my anger. No;- it" was' the  shameless effrontery with which ho'had  suffered his wife to build-up tlio" fabric  of her happiness upon the foul morass of  his' life, to embark all that she possessed  inn ship whoso., rotted timbers only  hung togothor by paint and' vnruisli I  considered what could bo done ^toi savo  her���������what poor Morris and the woman  he had"loved wonld have wished; At  lust 1 inado-'up- my mind I should bo  justified in dcstibylng the^letters. - I determined to write' to Colonel Marston  and say that I should do so, nt tho same  timo.declining all further acquaintance  with him.  My resolution wiis taken ��������� too Into  About a the doctor came in; His dep'ros "  slon seemed deepened" into gloom. Ho  examined my injuries silently,.��������� and^then  asked the usual routine qui itions with-  a strange, abstracted mnn'ner.  I thought something was going wrong,  and asked him-point-blnnk-what was the  matter.  - "No," he said, "no. There is fever-  bnt that will pass, I' trust; No, your  arm is,doing favorably." He was-hardly  "listening;-his mind seemed- to be preoccupied. All at once he said, as if with a  sudden resolution:���������  "Captain Hillyar, you dined with Colonel Marston last night. Did yon"remark  anything strange in his manner?"'  I started In surprise.  "Colonel Marston shot .himself an  hour ago," he went nn, without waiting  for my reply. "His wife is raving mad.  Poor child!    Poor-child!"  I have passed through Sultanpnr'since,  but I have never liad thc conrage even  to Iook'from the window' of the passing  trainatthc gronp of trees' tliat'shelters  Marston's house, cr' at' the cross that  marks the cemetery where' he and his  wife lay side by side. 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S Topping to  'Jiicob'Lue.iOf, 1-10. -  Tribune���������Robert Lockhart to Chas A Shaw,  IS.     ~  New Deadwood, Mineral Hill, Morning Star,  .Rutland and Newton Will���������W S Boyd to Saul;  Ste Mu'riiTGold'Mihing" Co Ld.  -    Empire���������Goodwin Ordway to John J Kings-  ���������milU  Boundary No 2���������Charles Connell to Jonathan  A Forin, 1-3.  ���������" '.Townsite���������George II Godfrey loLcwisLinne-  man, i,  - Montreal Fraction���������P    O'Farrell  to' Lewis  Linm-man. J.>    ��������� '       , *   ���������  Same���������Thomas O'Farrell to same J.  . E and K-K L Clark to J Fyfe, I.  Snowshoe���������John Frandmun to Joseph Fyfe.  Sew Druv-'r." ������  ' Feb 22-    *     -  ' .-'.-  Black Bear-Archie Chisholm' to Daniel McRae. -    ,.  Feb 23-                 ."       -,   ���������  Superior J, Susan M i. Vinccs i. Ibex J, Susan  ��������� S-Frank i{ Stnilm to Win Harris. ���������-? '  Kilo. Superior, and Kothcr J, Susan S, Susan  G \, Basset 1, Susan M '��������� Frank H Strihn to  Frank Thompson.  .   Feb 21-  The Chanrery-G A Simmon<. toll T Kwin, -  Gibus���������Uobt Uibbs to Jacob A Kirkpatrick, j  $500.  Para���������Frank Granville to John Lawson, }.  "-���������*- I'ura���������John Lawson to D S Wallbridge, \.  ' '��������� ��������� Silver llell No 2���������Arthur A Newbury to Chas  Swennv, 3 \M  :��������� -- Exchange,. Victoria,   SUokum  and Silver  Plate���������11   C Campbell-Johnson  to  James   A  Grant. - -        " '  Iowa,   Olympia    No  2  and Margery���������John  Jarvis, I )aniel ICcllehcr and John Dempsey to  -Win 11-Maxwell and Andrew G Larsen, ������10,200  j     rt Louis, Alia and Hub���������Charles Brand and  James Smith to J Tinling, 5, ������5000.  ��������� Feb 25��������� ���������    ���������    -  The Laughing Waters and Far Away 1. Cross  __.oad-.-D R McLean toS K Green.  Lydia���������Sam Creston toAl Lonsdale, $100.  Lydia���������A Lonsdale to E Shannon, ������150,  American   Boy 3-12.. Black Hock 2-12-Tom  McGuigan aid-John McGuigan to Henry Cnl-  '. laghan, Sebastian Hans  and Eugene Denzell,  . $2000. *  ���������-, '���������   Same claims���������Same to simc, 7-12, $'5000.  Black Hock���������Patrick McGuirc'to'Henry Callahan, i. S250.  '��������� '  Black Hock���������J G McGuigan to Patrick McGuirc, i.  'Feb 26-    *".-"    '..-'"  Vallecitos-Thos.D Tohin to W L Callanan  ������������������    Reciprocity and Lillian���������Wm Sudrow to J H  Thomp-on and J A Whittier. i. $1000.  ���������Vallecitos���������W L Callanan to Henry A'Barton  .*���������-_!  March 1���������        .-  - No 3"Animon, N.P. and Alma No 3���������Louis H  Bowman to Joseph B McArthur and Howland  "Stevenson.  : Wisconsin and Nellie "B���������Ellen Bongard to C  Ward and Frank Fortin, 1-12, 8100..  Koottnain���������frank O'Brien to Chas Behruni,j  Nellie B���������Ellen Bongard to Wm Pfeifer. 1-3.  l>elU. Fraction���������SamuelDeschamps to Angus  Gillis. 1-3. $100.  The Quebec���������Win Findlay and J A Davis to  A R Johnston.  Fremont, Nicola and Osborn���������John Stewart  to Clarence A Teasdale, J.  No-nday���������Thbi Shea ti> Joseph B McArthur,  1-5  "Krahe���������Frank Han-cn to Chas S Rashdall  and Arnold K Fauquier. ..  V."ilia���������Thos Gee to W Ward Spinks and  Frank Watson.    .        - *  SEW  LOUATJO-S'S'  Xelson.  adj Surprise.  Riverside���������W J Southwork, Salmon river, .  mile north of Wild Horso creek.  March 8���������      .  Itainey Day No 1���������11A McClurc, A mile south  of Porcupine creek, adj King Soloman claim.  Iluiney Day No 2���������11 A. McClurc, same locality.  Cainillc No 2���������II A McClurc,   2  miles cast  Salmon siding, adj Snowshoe.  Lucky Dick���������K K Parker,  adj tho Dinner  Bucket in Wild Horse creek district.  Heaver���������J  Duhamcl, 7 miles west of Nelson  on west slope 49 creek between Maplo Leaf and  St Mary*-.   '-  March 11��������� o  U.S.���������P   Bruhn, at head of Stuart creek, 1 ���������  milo from head of Quartz creek.  Trade Dollar���������P Bruhn, adj U.S.  ShIiiio Location*.  Placer claims registered to date.  March 10���������  Hit or Miss���������JII Doudlah, .100 feet.  Lucky Chance���������W C Fox, 300 feet,  Agness���������Krcd Oliver, 200 ft.  Nugget���������Win Oliver, 200 ft.  The following are 100 fool, claims:  _l.ow.YVnlli.ee���������W T Beadles.  Second Best���������S S Seaman.  Young America���������O D Farwell.  Washington���������M S Bitlencourt.  Helnnp���������S E Morrow.  Spokane���������C W Peterson.  Victoria���������Wm Roberts.-  Salmo���������John Hunt.  Fox-A J G Mowat.  Annie���������Chas Robertson.  Pride���������A J Gcrravd.  Mayflower���������James Mowat.  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  If last week showed a Blight decline iti  tbe values of miuing stocks tbe quotations for tbe present -week snow n  strengthening of prices all along tbe liue.  Hall Mines are 2 shillings higher nnd  are quoted-at ������1. 10s. The Slocan and  Aiusworth properties have taken anollioi  rise and Noble Five is at C2, Dardanelle-  21U, Rambler Cousolidated 50, Rm  _Sl.:i5, Idler 12K nnd Dellie 17.  Iu the Rossland market, Iron Masl;  has jumped (3 cents, lo 48 nnd St. Paul  hiis increased '!)/, cents to 15. Virgini.  is dowu 6 cenls to 13, White Bear X% ti.  T,$i and Evening Star 2 cents to 12)4  Butte and Celtic Queen are np half.-.  cent each to 5 and Monte Cristo is now at  15)������. '  There have been lo dividends declared  during the week.  Companies...  No.  of      Par  Sliares    Yalue  -Price.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   Big Three   Bui to   Brit. Can.Goldliekh  ]$. C. Gold King...  Bluebird   Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park..?.   Delucola   Delaware   -Eastern Stau   Enterprise . ...-   Eric   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant,   Golden Drip.-   Golden Qucon   Great Western   llallicBrowii   .Helen.'.   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask   IX L ".  Independent  "..  Johie .'   Jumbo   Knight Templar:-...  Kootcnay-London ..  Le Uoit *   Lily May..-."....."....  Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star   Xcst Egg..'   Northern Belle   Noveltv   (). K ._  Palo Alto   I'huenix   I'ooriiiiin   Red Mountain-view  I J. H. Lee .-. ...  Red Point   Rochester   Rossland, RcdMt..  Rossland Star   St. Elmo :  St Paul   Silveriue "....  Sou'n Cross & W con  Sultana   Trail "Mining Co   Union.:.-   Virginia      War Eaglet.........  West LeRoi   AVhile Bear   Young British Aiu'u  AIN'SWCIiTII.  Dellie.........   Ellen ,  BOUXDAKY.  Old Ironsides   CAJII'   MCKINXEV.  Cariboo t   KEVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy.   SLOCAN--  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Kagle   Idler   Kootenay-C'olumbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con...  1 tumbler Con   Reco ..."   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   _-OKTIIl'OI-T.  Red Top :...|  .'!oo,ooo  1,000.000  1,000,000  750,000  3,5oo,ooo  l,ooo,ooo  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  2,5oo,ooo  500,000  7<>o,ooo  500,000  1,000,000  . 5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  l,5oo,ooo   000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000!  1,000,000  1,000.000  Soo.ooo  2,500,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  Soo.ooo  1.000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  700,000  Soo.ooo  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  500,000  . 300,000  1,000,000  '75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  Soo.ooo  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  2.000.000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  000,000  1,000.000  2,000  000,000  000,000  Soo.ooo  000,000  2,000,000  1,000.000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  000.000  00,000  1,000,000  7oo,ooo  1,000.000  4oo  l.ooo.ooo  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1.000.000  1,000.000  00,000!  1.000.000  1,000,000  1.000.000  1  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  00  00  00  00  00  1  1  1  1  1  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  3 00  1 00  _^_l 00  rl 06  1 00  1 00  1 00  .1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 60  1.-00  I   00  1 00  .1 00  1 00  1 00  -     S 00  1  00  1 00  1*00  1 00  1 00  1   00  1 00  1 00  i' 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  .  1 00  1  00  ���������   1 00  1  00  -    1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  .   loo  1 00  . lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  , ' 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  & 1 10s  $ 0,10  Olo  0 10  0 15  . 005  0 JO  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 15  0.05  0 201  0 15'  0 ol  0 20  0 01  0 12  __0.20_  0 20  oot  0 121  0 lli"  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 10  0 10  0 3  0 43  0   0'  0 05V  0 20"  0 48  0 (Ki  0 60  0 ������.*>  0 :u  0 10"  0 20  0 Ity  0 21  0 15J  0"07J  0 15  - 0   8i  ,  030  0 fi  0 1U  0 ..  0 12  0 15  0 10  0 21  0 15  0 ()!)���������,  - 0 15"  0 71  0 2(1"  0 10  0 13  0 17i  OOG  0 17  0 n  0 00  0 48  0 08  0 2l������  0 12.  0 62  0 SO  1 35  2 <i>  0 10  020  0 10  A  LOW GRADE LEROI ORE CONTAINS  IEEE WILLING GOLD.  It Will AI-������ CoiM'.'iitrnlc al a It alio ottiiu  1     \.���������\ Very Valuable Discovery for  TinII .'���������'.���������.������������������.  .1111 is.  A test of leu mid oue half tons of low  grade Le Itoi ore lias been made at tho  O. K. stamp mill with a view to determining whether such oie was susceplablo of  cot centration. The result is in every  wuy highly satisfactory. Sixty-five per  cent, of the value of ihe ore was saved ou  tbe plates and the ratio of "concentration  wns proved to be (i to 1.  Tbe copper value in the oro was not  included in lho test. The crude ore  carried 12 pounds of copper per ton and  the concentrators carried EO pounds per  ton. The proportion of concentrates  saved was one ton to 5 6-10 raw ore  treated. The value of gold in the ore  tailings can be easily reduced by additional concentrating capacity.  '���������- The O.K. stamp mill has 10 stamps, tbe  stamps weighing 950 pounds each, with  94 drops per minute, with six inch drop.  Tbe milling, time of eight and a half  hours equalled 2 9-10 tons crushed per  hour per stamp, using a 30-m_sh screen.  The weight of the sample which was  taken was 21,083 pounds, or about 10J^  tons of the low grade 01 e from the waste  dump of the Le Rui mine. Every tenth  shovelful of ore was laid aside and this  sample was quartered and requartered  down to about 100 pounds, and this was  taken as ore sample for assay. Tbe  largest samples of rock were broken witb  n hammer so that they could be quartered  with the smaller fragments of ove.  Tbe entire mill had been well cleaned  and the stamp blocks. were bedded in  clean sand, free from auy ore or amalgam;  the plates were carefully brushed and  washed before any part of the ore to be  tested was passed into tbe battery. Tailing samples and battery samples were  taken every 30 minutes. Concentration  methods on the vanners were separately-  tested by both tbe five and ten stamp  batteries.  Tbe concentrates obtained equaled 3601  pounds when freed from moisture. 5 6-10  of raw ore into oue ton of concentrates,  The amalgam obtained was 30 ounces 11  dwts. and 8 8-10 grains. The fineness ol  the gold bars was:���������Gold, 646; silver,344.  The value.of tbe gold bar,.,with gold at  .$20.67 an ounce for fine gold and f>4  cents an ounce for fine silver, equalled  ������67.85 as the value of the bar;  The value of the concentrates obtained  was $40.21, saved 41 per cent, of value on  tbe plates aud 24 per cent, of the concentrates in the vanucrs. * * * The totni  per cent, ot extraction of the value contents of the ore was 65 per cent.  Witb increased crushing capacity and  coarser sereenage there will be ��������� less  metallic gold on the plates, more gold in.  tbe concentrates and loss iu the tailings.  Witb the same crushing capacity aud  finer "sereenage there will be more metallic gold on the plates, less gold in the  concentrates and less gold in the tailings,  provided,, however, that au increased  vanning capacity to save the fine concentrates and shines were placed below, tbe  present vanners on the.second, vanner  fcloor. * * *  TIMBER INSPECTOR'S REPORT.  Has  Cost  the leadville Camp Fully Four  Million  Hollars.  Leadville, .Col,, Marcli -12.���������Al a  meeting of the miners union.hero it  was decided by 11 vote of approximately 900 to 200' to declare tbe sti-ikt>  off. This is the result of the recent  vigorous efforts on the part of E. V.  Debs and Mine Manager T. S. Wood,  .who is very popular with the miners.  The strike was declared June IS, lSUfi  and has therefore lasted eight 'months  and 21 davs. It bas cost the camp  fully S4,000",000, besides the cost to the  labor organizations of the country,  which have contributed generously in  aid of the strikers.  A Statement or Timber CM in It. CI. During the Vast Year.  Timber Inspector Skinner in his report shows that the timber cut during  1890, not including that from the Do-  TninionrliudtlierEr& Nr railway lands,**  was 112,957,100 feet, of which 01,8-15,-  798 feet was from Grown lands, 30,-  575,180 from timber leaseholds,. 13,549,-  228 from private property and 6,986,-  900 from timber limits. -The royalty-  payable was $30,922 in respect of  Grown lands, $15,2S7 timber leaseholds  and., $3,-193' timber Jimits, making a  total of-$47,002; the rebates allowed  for exportation were $18,31)5, leaving  the net royalty on limber $31,307.  The royalty collected on eordwood was  $7,803. The rent accuring on timber  leases during" 1SIX5 came to $15,733; 68  special licenses at $50, $3,100; and JS9  general licenses at $10, $1,890; scaling  fees, $208; bringing- the total net  revenue derivable from limber sources  up to $90,102.  The largest payments for royally  were bv the Moodvvillo Lands and  Sawmill .Co., $7,893 less $3,919 rebate;  B.C. Mills, Timber ���������& Trading-Co.,  Vancouver "and New- .Westminster.  $20,432 less $10,216; Victoria Lumber &  Manufacturing Co.. Cheniainus*, $3,87-1  le.-s $1,937; Geo G.-issadv iV Co., UL,  $1,298 less $019; and Loins 131ue, Kossland, $1,705.  The heaviest contributors towards  tbe eordwood receipts werethe li. C.  Smelting As ltofining Co., $1,011: Hall  .Mines, Limited, $236; Columbia &  Kootenay S. N. Co., $133; Nakusp ic  Slocan Railway Co., $343: Louis Blue,  $500; Northern canneries, $557; ami  "numerous small lots at Vancouver,"  $455.  STRIKE DECLARED OFF.  ELISE L. 1310 G. I. MINEKAl. CLAIM.  Situate in the ..elson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:���������On  Wild Horso Creek,'a trilnitary of thc Salmon River and about G miles cast of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  nMAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsoh, as  1 agent for the Elise Gold Mining Company  limited, Free "Miner's .Certificate No. 76801, intend, sixty days front the date hereof, to npplv  to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a  Crown gi-ant of thc above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section _7, must be commenced before tho issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Daled this 17th day of January, 1807.  522 JOHN HI-.SCir.  NOTICE. Thc Columbia and Kootenav  Railway nnd Navigation Company will  apply to the Parliament of Canada at iUs next  session for an Act authorizing tho Company to  extend its railway from any point at or near  Nelson; thence Easterly to a point at or ncar  Queun's Bay; thence Easterly and Southerly to  gome point on Kootenay Lake nnd Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from Robson to  a point on the main line of the Canadian Pacific  Railway at or near Hope in the Fraser Valley:  and to appl j- to tho extensions above described  the provisions of the Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting tho Company; and for other  purposes.  J. J>. TOWNLEY,  Soerotary.  Vancouver, 13. C, January lGtli, 1807.   520  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  Take notice that I, C. \V. Philp, will apply  to the Government Agent for AVest Koolenay,  thirty days after date, for a license to sell liquor  by retail on tho premises known as lot nineteen  (19). block five (5) of the Townsite of Salmo,  B.C., in said district,  C. AV. PHILP.  Dated at Salmo, B.C., this 13th dav of February  1807.  (544)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take notice that I, Thomas J. Kickham will  apply to thc Government Agent for AVest  Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail on. thc premises known  as lot six ifl), block Ave <5i, of the Townaite of  Salmo, B.C., in said district,  THOMAS J. KICKHAM,  Dated at Salmo, B. 13., this 6th day of March,  1897. (536)  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION  OF A FOREIGN COMPANY.  "Companies Act" Paut IV., and Amending  Acts.  "Tlie I'nuiMlInn Kins Sold Mining Company" (Foreign),  Registered tho Mth.day of January, 1897.  T HEItfijBY CERTIFY that I have this day  I registered "The Canadian King Gold Mining Company" (Foreign) under the "Companies  Act," Part I v., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head otlice of the said Company is situated at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S.A.  The objects for which tho Company is established are:���������  1. Of buying, selling, leasing and prospecting  for mines of iron, gold, silver, copper and otlier  precious metals and minerals, and the buying,  selling and mining and extracting from mines  and ores all valuable ores and minerals, and  carrying on and conducting a general mining  business:  2. Of acquiring, by purchase or otherwise,  such real and personal property and estates as  may be necessary to carry on and conduct such  general mining business, and the working,  reducing, and sale of all ores and minerals:  3. To borrow money and incur indebtedness  for tho purposes of t hn Company, and to oxecut e  notes and mortgages upon the. property and  franchises of the Company to secure the payment, to such amount, and on such terms, as  tho Board of Trustees may think proper:.  1. To purchase from tho subscribers to thc  capital stock or stockholders in thc Company  such property, realorperson.il. as the Board of  Trustees may deem proper, and to receive such  property in payment of subscriptions to the  capital stock to such amount,- and at such  prices, as tho JJourd of Trustees may think  proper, and issue paid-up stock therefor:  5. To build and operate mills for the purpose  of sawing and preparing lumber for thc uses of  said Company, and mills for thc purpose of  extracting refining, concentrating, treating  and smelting, ores and minerals in connection  with the objects of lhe Company, and to do all  other acts and things necessary to carry out  the objects of said Corporation.  The capital stock of the said Company is one  million two hundred thousand dollars, divided  into one million two hundred thousand shares  of the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of otlice at  Victoria, - Province of British Columbia, this  20t,h day of January, 1997:  [L.s,] S. Y  (555,)  AVOOTT'ON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  KOOTENAY   MKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  ____T_EI_SO____T  ������  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GUARAlVTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, BO.      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 With Wild Cats.  Will be pleased to  answer any business enquiries.  '    "*-       I"U  M. pes Prisaij & Co.   Will open a   GROCERY & GENERAL PROVISION  -^ee^STOBE= -  Early next week in premises formerly occupied by  Bigelo*w;, & Co.  EVERYTHING SOLD FOR SPOT CASH  PRICES CORRESPONDINGLY LOW  5UG  BAKER STREET OPPOSITE POST OFFICE.  M. B. SMITH fc GO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ^WJRXmn   FOB   __P_R,IO.E3   -LIST-  VICTORIA - B.C. (������a)  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All .Kinds-.of Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  F, O.   Pox  88-  Telephone  31,  391  Builder-,  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  1  Doors, Sash; Mouldings    ."  Turned Stock, &c-  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  C O. J3Uchai)a_-)  413  Hotel   Slocai)  Oldest and Most Reliable in the Jlty.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Headquarters   Por  ���������Commercial Cravela's  ant) fllMnino iTDen.  First=Class in all its Ap=  pointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B..  (551)   FOR SALE,  &__R-A.I^T. ;F3BEB, &o  WRITE TO!  The Bracknian & Ker Milling Co.  South Edmonton, Alta.  For ROLLED OATS, OATMEAL, and all kinds  .  .of GRAIN and FEED  Prices Right.  533  Goods Guaranteed  Tkos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  March e���������  Iberville���������I) Bover and F Bcnoit, on Donaldson Mt. 500 feet from north fork Salmon river,  tDividends pafd to date arc as follows: Le  Roi, S32..WX): War Eagle, S187.M0; Cariboo.  .?1_0,000; Idaho 820,000; Slocan Star, ������300.000;  Reco $100,000: Rambler S20.000. ALimo. Cumberland and Xoble Five have also paid divi-  (IcihIs.  ...   The Ki-ltj ri ass lair. ���������  The flagstr.fi* of British Columbia fir j  for Bisley, will he forwarded to England j  on the ship Kinkora, now loading lum- j  "ber at Mood?ville. j  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot witb Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  403 IV. J. U. I>i. ksou. I.aker SI.  FOR WINES ai CIMi  ADDRESS ���������  51 Ci  California Wine Co.!  MINERS1, BUCKSIM AND MILL SUPPLIES:  U A!._������ SUKIIT  II_<������.V, MIM-lf--  PM'KS.     .    KAK AM*   SHKET STEEL,  MI.VKItVSIIOVKLS, tVII-K KOI'KS, MAXILLA HOPES,  _UV.V_-.IITE   FI.SI- A.M. CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S  QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotation...  C.'i������i]e Address. "Dunn."  ('3.*.)  ���������V"A_N"COTJV_E_R,   _3     O  FOUND    _^-__r j Exchequer Gold Mining  ���������      - -     ,     .'      ,        11 Company, Limited.���������  A new place to send your laundry; *        ���������'...- ������  after April the 1st. ,   :..   .     , ,      r..  ���������,',_.. c- r ..   '     A    limited    amount   of   treasury  The   Kootenay   Steam   Laundry . J  will   be  thoroughly  equipped   with  stock now on sale at  10 cents   per  the latest improved machinery   and j share-      Enqu;re of A.'  H.   Kelly,  experienced help. '  NELSON  B.C.  Whitcher & Cleland  ..    NELSON, _-.C.  Proos ' ^**a'cer  street_   tAVO   doors  west   of  t52.     Hank of Montreal. 54J- THE  MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH  13,  189;  LATE EASTERN NE\.VS. ! PRODUCE OF THE MINES, j  lleccut    Events   at   the   Dominion | 1-I.V-J11..S FOlt L897  UP  TOUATK. I  NOTICE .  ASSi.SSM FA'T   ACT    ANO    PROVINCIAL  UHVl-XUI. TAX.  Capital.- Death ol Ex-Deputy      j  Miiiistei' Smith. i  Ottawa,   Out.,    Ma-ch _lil.���������.S.'a.si.juaI  nrniuyemeuU a:e fjoiny Co. wai-il apac.1.  fho program ia pretty thoroni'lily completed in council. Sir Oliver _U,r.vc_l 1i;h  several iinpiiitnut items, ul' J'���������).'_���������'.������������������ I ina  rcfiuy, nnd llie house wi.'l nut have !���������>  wait'for llift tariff. The eatiaiati**1 mi'  also before tlie council.  Tho motion to commit Dalton >!������������������.  Carl liy M. P., iti connection willi the  "North Ontario recount, was yesterday  referred by the single court to the divisional court.  Wm. Smith, ex-deputy minister of  marine and Usberies, died on Saturday  afternoon after one week's illness*. Uo  has beeu sufteriuf. from ceuernl dehiiit.y,  nud was in feeble health for some months  back. Mr. Smith was deputy minister  before Confederation, and un to one year  ago, when he was retired, Major Goui dean  taking his place.  Attention is or.lled in the annual report  of the interior department, just issued, to  nn uhirmint,' increase ot intemperance  nmongsl British Columbia Indiana.  The railway mail service braueh of the  post oflice department goes into existence April ]. Everything relating u>  the postal car operations and carriage of  mails by railways will be under this  braueh. Ttie clerks at Vancouver, who  cheek postal returns, will hereafter be  dissociated from the inspector's braueh  and will take orders from the superintendent, as each chief railway mail clerk will  now be designated.  It is rumored that No. 4 Co. RC.S.L,  has been selected by Col. Gascoigue, the  adjtitaut geueral of Canada, to accompany Premier Laurier to England on the  occasion of Queen Victoria's diamond  jubilee. A number of Imperial troops  stationed at Halifax will replace the company at Fredric.on, N.B.  MINING TRANSFERS.  OUE EXPO--'-'-.-"..  from Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Uosslaiid via Nortliport..  Kossland via Nelson   G.237I  2,057*  _.lK.:f  ..   ���������.:������..-  I-..5I.I  Tons...;. .................  Total  Value:     ������������������-.������������������    ; ..  'I lii'onyli Nelson 'Custom House...? 7'i8..")7i).7:-;  Ku.-lsto.,ie,(Nt..!.usi-)    2:._i.:i8-_.C5  ."..'    '        :.. ':_K'i0',!!Ci3S"  '��������� Average val.us per ton, ������77.1593 , ���������  Where no consideration is named in. transfers  the nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  Nelson.  March 5���������  Homestretch���������E Roper to J T Wilson, i. 8500.  Bohemian���������E Roper to J T Wilson, jr. ������700.  Ouray, King Spruce, Uncompagrc���������P Brahn  to .1 Dunsmuir, S250O.  Fairmont���������J M Hickey to P G Nash, S350.  March 0���������  Sunrise, Prise���������II Fohlin to C E Malloitc, J,  $K,0.  llerwick, Carlyle and Mabel���������A I-McLennan  to t he "Maiuiaiiieiul Gold Mininf. Co.  Wild Ilorse-J JS Bate to S .1 Mighton, 1-10.  March 8���������.  Two Sisters-.. J Mulliall to It .1 Pratt, 1-27.  Michigan, Blue Bird, Randolph, l,ornal)oone.  Trout���������P Shechan   and  D  Crowley  to C 11  Doughlon, "plnOO.  .    Same claims���������St Clair Smith to C IT Dough-  ton, J. for i of shares inMontana G M Co.  Si In-ic-l" Mcfc'voy to II LafkovUs, 1-3. S200.  Cedar��������� T A Gossett toll LafkovUs, \, ������100.  "Western, Cincinnatv Fraction��������� W Springer  to J A Fiiich, A, S2U0. -    -  Parker, Defender��������� T F Trask to the Dundee  G M Co., S10J.  Nelson, Marten���������D B Gibson to A G Ferguson  I.cpublic-J Rankin to W J .Maxwell, 1-3.  Same���������Same to G G Bay, 1-S. -  Oro, Mammoth Crystol���������lis pendens.  Ontario���������A J Gcrrard to B Boggs, 1-3.  March 9-   '  Kl Dorado, Old* Dominion���������W A Gallilier to  M I Dawns and WII Lambert, 1-10.  Carrie, Klla May, Ore City, (Jolorada, Black  Diamond���������A N Johnston and R A: Power to VV  Colpaian, i.  Brace���������A B Acorn to W Rolls, G AV II Taylor, A C Sinclair, A K Campbell, J G McKenzie.  Horse Shoe���������Fred Halliday to J S Clute.ir.-5.  '��������� Delight, Atlantic, Woodstock,Calgary.Dollic.  Glcnshec���������Neil, Margaret and R G McLeod to  J F McLaughlin, bond, $1.0,000; ������250 down, S250  Mar 21; S1000 July 1 and balance in four payments 3 months apart.  March 10���������  Carrie, Ella May, Ore City, Coloriulu, Black  Diamond���������R A Power, A N Johnson toll L  Murton, 1-10.  Gold Leaf���������W II Swerdfeger to J P S.wcd-  berg.  Mayflower,  Royal  Citv,   Lake View���������T  Ii  May,   W Murphy, J Fletcher, J  Wafer, J D  ���������Byrne and li Svenceski to Kokanee Mining Co  Ld, $500,000.  ---Lily RussclWAMaddon.to.Jl Kealcy,_    :   Carrie. Ella May, Ore City, Colorada, Black  Diamond���������M Meyer to ;A Is Johnson and R A  Power, 1-27, $5.  Wild Horse-J E Bate to J [Up .loin, 1-10, *  March 11- '  Last Chance���������.T Olson to C K Peterson.  Lily Russell���������P J Russell to J 11 Anderson, 1.  Same���������7*1 Knnly to same.  Gold Bug���������Henry Cody to J C Yuill, A.  Gold Bug-.I C Yuill to it W Yuill, 1".  Butte, Mammoth, American Eagle���������J Ctics-  nutt to M-Mcvcr, 1-3, 3100.  B and M-.I "MclCcn/.ie to S I. Ritchie, 1-3. -  -     Buck Horn���������W R Smith to S K Ritchie, 1-3.  March 12-  Vanconver��������� A Moher to Wm Parker.  Victoria���������1 Conceit to AV Parker. -  Y^Yyy^YY:;;NOTICE. ' a \.\.������������������*���������'<���������!���������"  '"VrOTICI'*;, is"jierehy' given', that sixty days:  '_!_>    fi.mi'.lato Ti.roof, wo' intend to apply to  the Chief .Coniinissioiioi'-of Lands and Works  for permission to-purchase ������������������tlioi following described land, siUiatci! in the Nelson Divisioirof  West Kootenny:    Co.mnop.c'mg ::it' a jiost at  the south-westcorner of Lot 301 Group 1, West;  Kootenay;. tlie'nce:wcslSO chains;-thence nortli'  SO "chains; thence east SO chains; thence south  > SO chains,to the point of commencement con-,  taining; 0i0 U(5rcs iiiore or less.    ������' _v-        ;'  **.-.���������-'���������"    -v'.������;-...,   .the.iiai_i_5.minks' Ld,-������������������?:  f'Dated SJelspn. li.V., 8th 'March, 1_!)7. '-; . (������73)  l'ltu!)l'CK OK SMKl.TKUS.  (Shipped)  TONS.  N td__.ii 11 lull Mincsl Matt . ....  4 37.  1'iiiil Simillur Matte   ....... .. ..  .... .1734,.  'J 172.  Total value-, S?83,30!)._3  "   of ore ai.dni.iUooxportcd, $l,SII,v_i'2.31  OUE SHU'MKNTS.  ltd urns Since Lasl  Week.  VIA   KASI.O.  Payne Mino to Pueblo, Col   Ruth to Pueblo. Col   Jackson "          Whitewater to Everett.   Ruth to '*    Rambler to Taeoiiin   Reco t o Denver, Col..'   Surprise to Tacoma   Slocan Star to Omaha.  .... 250...    45"  .... 15  .... 30  .... _!'0  .... : Cl  .... 51  .......   17         _     .                                 .... 30  .. Noble 'Five to Pueblo ........... ._���������.._;��������� IK."  l.diick Diamond to Everett:........... i'l)  ���������; Goodenough,   to Dmiver ...'.'.........,;-  13  Sunset and Antoine to Aurora .... 4.0J  Antoine to Tacotnu.. ...  'v.  17  Charleston and Silver Bell to Mont... S2J  ���������    ������������������' _,".������������������ .      ��������� '������������������.''..���������'���������     831i  Total valuo.':-SS5.950.-.i ��������� ;���������-.:.  Average value per ton, $103,020.       ..;./,  VIA    SOUTH POltT.  Lo Roi to East Helena   Lo Roi to Groat Falls, Mt....  280  270'  550;  Total value, 818,518.3".  Average value per ton, 531,721.  Total valuo  of  ore  exported for the week,  ���������Sl0-1,������)8.37.        MATTE AND BULLION.  iShippcd.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]...     121  Hall Mines [Mattel- .............    41.  lt!2.  Valued at 381,373.89  Value of mntto and ore exported for the  week $185,872.20.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YORK.  8       9        10      11    12  __4...._3i...6..S...G:.!..fi3!  ,3.05..3.05. .3.05. .3.05..305  ...   March 12���������Bar silver 03s.  metal exchange for load was a shade lower at  3.37i (it ?3.I21 bill lead called b>; the brokers  Mar.-      ������.  Silver...033  (Bar)  Lead....3.05.  New York  The  closed the market stron  ������3.05.  and brokers price at  The Itoli.oii-Ti'ail Kall.vay.  ''  The cod tractors for thc construefciou  of the standard gauge railroad from  Trail to Robson are pushing work as  fast as 200 men, well distributed along  the line, can do it. It is believed that  trains will he running early in June,  although the contract does nob cull i'or  the. completion of the-work before  July 1. ������  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Time Table No. 4..    To take effect Feb. 1,1897.  EASTllOUND.  No. _ passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  1:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:00 p.m  No. 2 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland..���������: '.. _"���������...,' . 7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail���������  8:00 a.m  WESTBOUND.  No, 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 8:15 a.m  Arrives in Rossland............. 10:00 a.m  No. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail. ..........'. ......... 5:15 p.m  Arrives in Rossland 7.-00 p.m  Connections mado with  all "boats arriving  and departing from Trail  - General Oilices:  ****"TroilTTrC.   ]". P. GUTELIUS,   "���������Gonoral-SSiipt?-"  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Wkst.  Leave ������.00 a. in.  " X.3(ia.in.  " il.3tib.ni.  " - 9.51a, m.  " 10.03 a.m.  " 10.18 a. m.  " 10.30 a. m.  " 10.39 a. m.  10.50 a, m.  Daily  Kaslo  Going East,  Arrive 3.50 p.m".  South Fork " 3.15 p.m.  Sproule's " 2.l5Jp.m.  Whitewater " 2.00 p.m  Bear Lake '  " 1.48 p.m  McGuigan ." 1.3 p.m  Bui ley's " 1.21 p.m  Junction- " 1.12 p.m  .Sandon Leave l.OOp.m  Subject to change without notice.  For - rales  and'information   i<pp >   at the  Company's ofllccs.  ROOT. IRVING, It. W. P.RYAN,  2(111- Tiulllc. Manager.    L  -     Superintcndi'.nt  Arc.  NKLSOX DIVISION" OF WKST KOOTHN'AY U1ST1.ICT.'  N' OTICE is hereby given in accordance with  ';. the statute.., that' .Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes levied under tho Assessment  Act arc now due Cor.tho year 1S97. All of the  above named taxes collectible within tlie Nelson Division of West Kootenay. assessed by ine,1  are payable at my oflice at Kaslo, B.C.";  Assessed tuxes are collectible at the following  rates, viz:��������� ...',',;.  .: Koar-lifths of one per; cent.', on the assessed  value of real cslatc other than wild land.  'rhi'Ou-iuin'tors of.one per cent, on the assessed:  value of personal property. On.so much of the  income of any person as exceeds due thousand  dollars the following rales, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one and one.cpiartor of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more thaiv twenty  .lliousand dollars, one and one half of one per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  .dollars ono and throe quarters of oue per eeat.  .Threo per.cent, on tlio assessed value of wild  land. I f'paid on or beforo the 30th*of June 1S..7:  1_hrco-fl.ft-.is- of .one por cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land. One  hulf.of ono per cent; on the; assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excoss of income  when tbo same is not moro than ten thoosand  dollars ono por cent; whon such excess is over.  ton thousand dollars and not more than twenty;  thousand dollars, ono and one quarter ofone  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand.dollars, one and 'one half of sone pe-  cent. Two and one half por cent, on the  assessed value of wild land. .;. .  Provincial revcaue tax S3.00 per capita. _,  O. G. DENNIS,  -��������� Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20tli, 1S97..     : . 527  [DtiruM Mvieti.1  Strs.   International  and  Alberta  -;]Y   ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER,   j  T'inio Card in eilect February 1st, 1897.   Daily  except Sunday.: Subject to change        "-  .     " without0iiotiee.   "  .���������������������������,,  :_������������������  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot -.-->  :;   Bay, Balfour, Way Points.:....;.. 5:30 a.m.  Lv. Xelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  "     Bay, Balfour, Way Points...,...... .1:40 p.m.  Close connection at Five "Mile Point with all  passenger trains of tho N. &V. S. R. R. to- and  from Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  1 h\  'i ' f Ar Northport 12:30 p m.*\ ".-.-   iAr ..'  Kaslo     -!" Rossland     3:25 p m.���������>.    iKaslo  5:30a 111   :v "Spokane'     7:00 p ni.;    .8. p. in.'  Lv Spokano 7:00 am..'.',.  Ar at Kaslo 8 pin'  Lv Rossland 10:30 am...'..... "-      : "      ," -  Lv,Nortliport 1:27 p m.,......,";'     ."       ",    ,  r Through tickets sold at lowest rates andy,bag-  g'ago chcekod to all United States points.  "  =     GEO. ALEXANDER, Gon'l-VIgi.  Kaslo, Jan. 39,1897.���������':;��������� Head Ofllco at Kaslo, B.C;  :X  OTICE." "'Tlio :���������' Trail Creek and Columbia  ... -, Railway Company:will apply to .the. Parliament of Canada at its. next Session,; for an  Act authorizing'the Company, in .addition; to  the mil way described* In the Act 58-59 Victoria.  Chapter 07, to .construct a railway from the.terminus netir TrailCreok Sl'incs described*, in ; the  said Act or from, tiny\ point .011 the Columbia  River between the International Boundary and  its junction with tlie Kootoiiay���������"���������River; theuco  Westerly to a point on,. Kettle;River North''of  the International Boundary; and 'also author-'  ii'.iiig the Company toissuo bonds .not exceeding  thirty thousand dollars per mile of its railway;  ami extendi ng.tlid time within which the .Coin-.  paiiy's works ;may be ; coiunienced iind com-  ��������� ]'>iotc'd;'ahd--i.pplyiiig the various clauses of tlio  Comjiany's. Act .of dnenrporation .in so far as  they are appl icablc to the rail way. above des-'  cilbed; auditor other purposes.' '.���������'-".;.  HARRY ABBOI'T,:       /;,;*'  f-     v;  ���������>;''���������'     JOHNaMILNE BROYVNING,'..".'..'    Y-Ji-  ������������������>' ������������������-. K ;AVII-T_'IA_i[ I-ERRIMAN SALSBURV,'..'���������",  :   * -;'--. ������ Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B.C,January llitb, 1897._;   521.,;;;  NOTICE.  A SITTING OE T.TE SUPREME COURT  of British Columbia for hearing causes,  matters and issues whioh are to be heard by a  Judge with and without a Jury will be held-at  the Court I louse in the town of Nelson on Tuesday the thirtieth day of March instant, at the  hour of 11 o'clock in tho forenoon.  I Jllntcd at Nelson this 3rd day of March, A.D.,  .. E.'_.__. SIMPKINS,  56J     '      Acting Deputy District Registrar.  ;"���������;."���������./.';>.. :;notige.;.-:V: ������������������\.',; .*.���������;..���������.;  ^TlO.T._CE-j������ihQ}-eby':giveu^iat'-0"'days after  J., "reflate 11 n EeTTtl-1 trthipl j���������to-tlfc-J f 01 lt^thc  Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVorks for  pei'iiiission to purchase 320 acres ofunocoupied.  Crown Lands situated in AVest .Kootenay District and .niore' particularly 'described as follows :'��������� Commencing at tlio northwest corner of  lot527.groupone, thence cast40 chains, thence  north SO chains, thence west f10 chains,^'thence  south 80.chains to point of commencement' -  Dated, Victoria, B.C., Feb. 22nd, 1897. : ,; , -;  502   . -..;������������������"��������� '-;;<��������� ;rw.;o. Gakter. ���������������������������;  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  ������     ....       t ."\i*_..i. .   :.,  ]'. S. IIAII.Y, I'rost.  ���������JOS. MONNIC, Sec.  Established  1SS0.  A goneral Ore Jliirkcl.   Largest Works 111  Colorado.- Modern? .1111- and Slii-'JiliiKry-, at  Denver, ldaho'Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  ��������� Write for our reforence book.   Address  STAT!! OUE SAMPLING CO."  Cold Bullion ]!nii|;lii.   317        Dimvor, Colorado  1. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone' 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  soi.i: ..i._xi:i .vi:h:kkks uv r������!  ICcndali Baml Mill.  I'.. C. Shin-,'!.' Muulmi-'s.  ���������^Iimiii Ii'ijj   llau!i:!_; \[ ajiiimis,  ^>ri-.rion Strain Shovels,  i iiirii'ovcd Win.linn Hoist,  Uivor and li .rlior HrfilKCH,  iviun Dilcbi'it;   Mi.'tiliinc,  Wrpckinfj Ma'pliii is,  Ballast Uul.iailius,'. Etc.  Ll' '.-I'' l'M._  Uffivp's Wood Split Pulieys.  C (.be Addicss:    "Cove"  VKMKKAL    HIIIMIEKS,     KKCI!..  KKItS,   IIOI1.KK   1MAKKKS,  and MumifnctuietB of  .1 1 1  C LA-ii-KS  or ihaciiiki:ii>.  iriAvJIjI] iini _Vlniine Work ������  Spcciiilty.  AII. WOKK 4il)AUAKTEM_  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of. En  (.infers' and Mill Supplies, 1 iping  and Fittings,   Brass Goods,  Stcr.ni Fittings',' Etc.  liinuis for Boilers and eiigine  on nppHcnticn.  Mail   Oiders    Receive       Prompt  Attention.  T.'lr-phmi _ ������I6.    P.O. Hl-nWcr ������ 5  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND   WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  "V^_A.____SrOOTJ"V"__B_R, IB. O.  All Agreomeuts nre taken subject to lhe approval of tlie Compauy at Vancouver, nud are contiiiReut upou strikes, accident-  ami other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  m   Xonbon 1Dill  ^    development an6  jflftining Companv.  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the -'London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining- Divisions of West Kootenay,  British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia "Companies'   Act,   1890," and amending- acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted lo the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be available for working capital.  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton  Byers,  Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A. Whealer,' Barrister-at-law, Kaslo," Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the office of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435    *  -.-.������&*���������**.___ ____^_m_-r'_:_' _j.____r..i .* w atixic *_j������ iruto _.-- iuri_-__ii:--i-i-_  m. ��������� .**."-_���������-" - .t.^<c%a ASrta  CAMDM PACIFIC EAILWAY  __A._ISr_D   SOO   PACIFIC, LIISTE.  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, 1897  SOUTIIBOUNM")  ���������.Leave Arrowhead, Monday, .\Vcil-  nesdaj-nnd Friday ..'���������  Ill o'clock  ���������   Ai-MVE Nakusp, Monday, Wcdnes-  da y and Friday  21      "  ("IJEAVE Nakus|), Tuesday, Thursday  J    and Saturday  ":Ii0    "  I AKiiivi. i-;uidon. Tuesday, Tliuis-  L   day and Saturday.-. '11:1-0 "  Leave  Nakusp,  Tuesday.  Tlnirs-       <  day and Saturday     21:110 "  AititivK Robson, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  13  [Leave Robson'(Cor Nelson) Tuos-  J    day. Thursday und Saturday  14:30  "  "| Aukivk Nelson, Tuesday, Thursday  V.   and Saturday '.- l(i  C Leave Nelson for ICaslo, Tuesday',  -U-iT-hursday.aiid Saturdn.:. ..^_. ��������� ��������� ��������������������������� Hi  .  "   "I AiiaiVE Kaslo, Tuesday, Thursday  L   and Saturday  1!':''0 "  Lkavk Robson for Trail, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday ". ���������.... lt   . "  Ai-i-ivk Trail, Tuesday, Thursday        '      ���������  and Saturday  17  NORTK130UND    ' ' ,  Leave Trail. Tuesday, Tliursday  and Saturday : . ..   8      "  AI-Kivi: Robson, Tuesday; Thursday and Saturday  12   ��������� "  "/���������LeA've Kaslo'for..Nelson; Tuesday,  _������������������.. Thursday and Saturday.. ��������� .....  "| Akiuve Nelson, Tuesday,Thursday  \   and Saturday.-;':---."...::-.'.'.?.���������;";.-.���������'."."-.."'10:30  I IjEAVE.-Ndlson for Robson, Tucsdav,  ���������J, .Thursday'-'and Saturday............ 10:30  TAiu.lVE Robson. Tuesday, Thurs-  ��������� t .day and Saturday:.*.:.....:.......; 12:00  Leave Robson" for North, Tuesday,  -  Tliursday and Saturday....,..:.::...:'... 1G;.  YLhavk Sandon, daily, except Sun-  ,"] Auit'i ve Nakusp, daily oxcejit Sun  ....''"������������������.day ....:..,;..........:...���������. .;'.���������.;."..  Leave Nakusp, Sunday,: "Wediics  day and Friday..".......;.......,'.:...  ���������''Aitmvv. Arrowhead. 'Sunday, Wed  ncsday and Friday....... .:...........  ^Cflniioctins with train".for north.   ���������  o'clk  13:20':'  17:20."  -7:30  H^_ f-  Slearner '-Lytton" makes daily trip excepting  Sunday, between Trail and Northport  Leaving Trail at 8 o'clock. Arriving at  Northport at. 10.  [tumi'iiing. Leaves Nortliport. at 11 o'clock.  Arriving at Trail at 17 o'clook.  Steamer "Kokanee" daily between Nelson  and Kaslo. leaving Kaslo as per schedule; Sun-'  days leaving ICaslo at!) o'clock, arriving Nelson  12:30 o'clock, returning leaving Nelson Moiiday  10 o'clock, arriving ICaslo 1:1:30.  For Tickets and full particulars as to rate?, tunc, etc., apply" to  nearest C. P. K.  a "out or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent. Nelson.  if. M. McGREGOl.. GEO. MoU BKOWN,    -  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson.- nist- Rass. Aet. Vancouver  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE ,lt  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  It Im llir..l������Ki ..IimI.tii In equipment.  II Isllic llnivlrsl ������������llc<l l.lne.  II hns 11 i:<i<:h-lliillii������( l(o������<lbed.  II CrONito !.., SiiikI UCHsrrls.  It Ik  llie Hiil.v Lint; lltunulng Xuxurloat  Cilult  Koitm CarH.  It In Xolctl I'or lhe Courlcuy of ItsKuinloyeK.  It is Hits oui}-.line grrvliiB'lMeali on the  11 lult'iirtcll'luu.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST a    SCENERY  IN AMERICAN DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Toure during Seosou of  Naviaatiou on Great Lakes via Dn__1t.l1 in  cnuueclion with Mnguificeut Piisseucfr  Steamers Northwest aud Nortblain..  For maps, tickets and complete infoiniatioa  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. S: K.  S. Nav. Co.. N. & F. S. Ry., or  41. ('. I������l\������>, .-e-ierul Asenl.  Spiikaiit'. l.'n.ili.  V. I. WNITKI-IV. -S. r.������% T. A.,  3'>1 SI.  1'iiul. _1|liu.  G  OLTJMBIA   i&  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  (LIMITED  TIME CARD No. IO  In    Kircct   June Sill. 1MM*.  00.  KKVKI.STOKI: KOITK-SlciuiHr ������������������Xnkiis>.  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp Robson and  Trail Mondays, Wednesday? and Fridays ������r  7 p. m.  Leaves Trail for Robsoii', Nakusp, Ar ow  head and Canadian Pacific Railway points  (east and west) Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays at .1.30 p.'m:  Connection is made at Itobson with C. & K  Ry. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.  -.OKTimH-T-TKAIl,   ItUUTI.  -^ Slcni���������������'r-''liyl-->?i."-������������������--���������  Leaves, Trail   for-.NorthportDaily except  I Sundays at 8 a. ni.. returning to Trail same  evening.  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N. Ry  for Spokane.  .-EI.SO.VKAe'l.O UOIITK.���������"Sir Kufcunee."*  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo Daily except Sun  days at 1:40 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson Daily  except Sun  days at 0:00 a.m. .  NOTICE.  "VTOTICi; is hereby given, that sixty days  JA from date hereof, 1 intend l������.apply lo  the Chief Commissioner of Liimlsand Works  for permission to purchase ihe following described land; situated in the Nelson Division of  AVest Kootenay: Commencing at a post at the  south-west corner of Lot U0I Group 1- West.  Kootenay; thence west 80 chains: thence-south  40 chains, thence cast SO chains; thence north  40 chains to thc point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less. -  r IIENRV E. CROASDAILE.  Dated Nelson. R.C., Sth March, 1897.       (574)  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASLO,    SANDON  Q"lJABTZ_CB__lB-_-.  Fresh and Salted Meats  All  kinds  of  QsoMgrn?  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  ; Ttoe Iiprtiut Points  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that llie coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line wakes tlie clo.-est connections with  all the   trtuis-contiuenta!  ]iDe������enteriup the Union depot there, and  ' its service Is firit-elass in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor aud  fiiend, the nearest ticket  "agent, atsti nsk for a tickf-t via' the Wisconsin Central lines,'or address  Jas. C. Po.si>, or Geo. S. Ratty.  Gen. Prts. As_'t. .General Acent.  Milwaukee, i-it5 Stark St..  Wisconsin. (570. Portland, Or.  Iliolesal.  P ai Mai  E. C. TRAVER, Manager.  Farley & Simpson  _* .   ,j  ���������     - A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has" been   opened   in   connection  with the store,.with a large stock ol choicest  FRESH  MEATS.       .."-,..  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods   .���������*     Great Yariety  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without'rioticc.  For tickets, rates, etc.,: apply at CompanyV  ollice, Nelson. - , -  T. ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W. TROUP.  Jilanngcr  NELSON, B-..C.  'ig-gsr**'-- The Kaslo Branch will he opeiied ������on Monday, March 15th. 572  Headquarters for  ELEGTRIO   LIGHT   SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  f, CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write VV. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo.,  Sandon, Three Forks, _N"ew Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  : - all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  Spokane  Falls A  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  Tie only all rail route "without change  of cars betaeeiTNelson and Bossland and  Spokane and Kcssknd. "   .   .  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-20 p.m.  "    10:30."   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.00am. SPOKANE   "    7-00p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver Riad Boud J-  arv (.reek, connect at Marcus witli Stage  Daily.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijijipic  ROOMS   PI.ASTEUED   IX   H.4KD   FIXISM.  VK.VI-T FIKM-UED. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  B. 8. GALLOP, Prop.    FRONT 8T., __A8L(I. J3.0.  / 5.

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