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 I  y*  Whole Numbek 34J  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, March 20, 1897.  Price Five Cents  NO LONGER GOLD COMMISSIONER  i -..'-. . OF WEST KOOTENAY; ..  A Vole In (lie House ������ii llie Chinese Qucs-  liun Conclusively Proves llie  .iovcriimcnt's Weakness.  Victoria, March 20.���������(Special.) It is  now a certainty that Capt. Fitzstubbs  Will not return to West Kootenay in the  capacity of Geld Commissioner. His  friends will be pleased'to learn tbat the  government is.not indifferent concerning  hia many years of faithful service and  will provide him with a suitable-billet.  The position to-which Captain Fitzstubbs  moy be appoiuted will probably necessitate his residence io Koolenay. At the  preseut time, it is impossible to learn  who has beeu appointed to the office  made vacant by the Captain's resignation.  '-- A Jnll  lor Xelson.  Victoria, March 20.���������(Special) The  estimates for the ensuing year will be  brought down next week. Premier Turner has promised -that funds shall be  provided for the construction of a jail at  Nelson.  fcory, fiction and' science, by;, the  following authors: Scott, Thackeray,  Dickons, Lytton, George Eliot, Chas.  Kingsley, Gibbon, Macaulay, .1. Richard Green, Raskin, Carlyle, Proctor,  Prescott and Bryce.  Altogether, over ono hundred volumes will be purchased iit once, and it  is hoped tliat further subscriptions will  unable the list to be speedily increased.  ' iir. Paul Johnson has entered heartily into the scheme, and besides a, good  subscription has promised to give some  books. Ladies are now admitted to  the use of the reading room and  arrangements havo been made which  will in no way interfere with ordinary  members' privileges.' To tho. latter  the room has all along been open from  1 p.m. to It) p.m. The ladies' hours  are from 10 a.m. to noon each day.  Tho subscription to ordinary members  is 50 cents a month; to ladies one dollar a year, in both'cases covering the  use of the library.  THE PLACER EXCITEMENT-  THE ALIEN LABOR BILL.  The Cabinet is llescrtcri  by   Every   Member ol'llie Legislature Except Tliree.  Victoria. MariAi 19.���������(Special). There  wns nn exceedingly interesting debate iu  the house yesterday on Adams motion  for the second reading of the Alien Labor  bill which provides that in all private  acts asking for special priveleges, u clause  shall be iuserted lo the affect that no  Chinese be employed on work contemplated., by those acts. ."Walkem declared  "that Adams'was trimming for the next  election aud was making a grand stand  play for the vote of the laboriug element  of Cariboo.  Hon. Mr. Pooley, president of thc  council, voiced tbe sentiments of the  government iu a carefully set speech.  He considered the act au illiberal one  and a direct interference with free labor,  which if passed" would put a .damper ou  capital coming into this province and  consequently work a-lasting injury to all  who earned a liviugbymanual labor.  Mr. Foster roasted .the government in  a - long and "wed worded speech. .He  declared.-that the sympathies of the government were always, for corporations  and monopolies and against the poorer  classes.  Hon. Col Baker thought it would be  just as cousistant to exclude Italiaus or  Frenchmen.  Kellie, member for northwest Kootenny, talked to the gallery but he heartily  favored the exclusion of Chiuese as much  as possible.  Pooley subsequently explained that  he never advocated the introduction  iof Chinese to this country;    ;What he  ���������/.did. say'was-that-such  legislation as  .t,was' now.-proposed .would  discourge  the introduction of capital  in British  Columbiu..  Kellie;    "Does   your     oxplaination  make your position any hotter;-'"  .Jl_The_.13ill__.was___then.^read__a._s.o.c.ond.  time on the followingdiyision..  Ayes, McPherson, Kennedy, Hume,  Foster, Walkem, Kidd, Sword, Helmcken, Mutter, Kellie, Graham, Cotton,  Semlin, Williams," Stoddart, Booth,  Adams, MacGregor, Braden,' Hull' nnd  Rogers.���������-21.  Nays, Turner, Eberts,-"Pooley, Martin,  Baker, Rithet, Braden, Irving.���������8.  ���������"Vj The above vote shows that the Cabinet  .consisting of Premier Turner, Attorney-  General Eberts, President of the council  Pooley, Minister of Miues 15aker and  Chief Commissioner Martin were deserted  by all tbe other members of the Legis-  ��������� lative ��������� Assembly' -with three exceptions. Braden represents Victoria aud is  supposed to generally-do-as he is told by  Premier Turner. .Captain Irving, member for Cassiar, is the general manager  of the Canadian Pacific Navigation company, one of the richest corporations in  the Province. R. G.-Rithet is one of the  richest men in Victoria and is interested  iu a number of salmon canneries which  employ scores ot Chiuese.  Claims  near M.-ihno lo  lie  "Worked When  the Snow Disappears.  The placer gold excitement at Salmo  has abated somewhat, as nearly all the  ground in that' immediate vicinity  has been staked and the owners are  now waiting until the thaw sets in so  that they may lcariiwhat their claims  contain. . Tho original locators extended their investigations to somo  extent a few days since but did not  liud any very rich gravel, although  every pan showed a great' may colors.  It is believed that all the claims along  thc old river bed will show pay dirt,  and when the snow is oil' the ground  placer niining will begin in earnest.  The finding of placer gold at Salmo  has caused prospectors generally to  pay more attention to the streams,  antl already two or three good locations are reported on the Salmon river.  KILLED  BY THE TRAIN.  A Prospector Dashed to Death by it  Train on the Nelson & Tort  Sheppard Railway.  Wm. Bryan, a prospector, was run  over by the Nelsou aud Fort Sheppard  train at 3:15 o'clock last Wednesday  afternoon about a half mile south pf  North Fork. The body was brought to  Nelson. -The jury called'Ly the coroner,  br.*"Ar������iiiirJ rendered a verdict of accidental death and completely exonerated the  railroad company and its employes from  any blame.  From the -testimony gathered at Ihe  inquest, it appears that Bryan had been  on a protracted spree but according to  the story of his partner, Gns Anderson,  was.sober on Tuesday. Since that time  Anderson had uot seen him aud the supposition-is that deceased celebrated the  17th of Ireland and while walking along  the track at tbe point mentioned, stopped  to lake a rest. The testimony of the  .engineer was to.the effect that, when lhe  eDgine was rounding a curve, witness  saw Bryan reclining on a snow bank  wiih his feet.stretched across the rails.  Every effort was made to stop the train  -but-the slippery-rails carried ita hundred  yards beyond where the mail was lying,  When he was picked up his skull was  fractured aud life was exliucf. The snow  plow on the engine had thrown Bryan's  feet high upou the snow bauk and caused  his head to slip down under the cars  where one of the oil boxes or steps had  fractured the skull.  Deceased lived in a cabin on the line  of the railroad, about three and oue half  miles from where he met his death. His  burial took place at Nelson on Thursday  afternoon. " '-     -  LOTS OF TREE GOLD-  B  ITALIAN G  WING-DAMS.  The Federal   Authorities   are   Improving  KiivuKiitlon of l!u.  Coluiuliia ltiver.  F. C. .Giimblf, the engineer for the  Dominion Government with headquarters  at Victoria was here.for a few* days during the week. He lias been "superintending the work of improvement of navigation ..of the Columbia "river at the  narrows.  The steamers plying betwepn' Arrowhead and Robson have "lately experienced  much difficulty from the exceptiou ally-  low water, although1 they have succeeded  in making fairly good connections.  - The money appropriated by the federal  authorities for the improvement ot the  river between Robson and Trail is not  being spent there as it has been deemed  more-advisable to build wing dams-at  the narrows. A force of men have been  employed doing this for the past two  weeks and so far the result ha3 been  very beneficial.  PUBLIC READING ROOM.  A I'nrly .Vine, Creek'Properly is Prove.l lit  lie Valuable..  Ihe Maple Leaf mineral claim on  Forty Nine creek has surprised many old  timers who looked upon it as a worthless  pile of quartz rock. It was located at  the same time as the Poorman miue, and  after passing through various hnnds was  sold to E. G. Traversy for a few dollars.  The last owner had faith in his new acquisition and paying no attention to the  jeers iind jokes of his friends prosecuted  development work in the miue until he  struck pay ore. "He*"'associated himself  with eastern capitalists and a company  was organized to acquire the property.  The stock is now quoted at 11 cents-  The lead is.five feet aud lhe pay streak  from S to 12 inches rnuning from S20 to  to S250 in free milling gold. A large  block of stock has beeu sold aud it is the  intention to erect a stamp- mill on the  mine Ibis year.  At one period of his ownership Mr.  Traversy offered the entire mine to. A. J.  Marks, of this city, for 8130 and be refused it. This week Mr. Marks bought  35C0 shares oE the stock for 11 cents per  share.   .  NELSON Vd. SANDON.  . Nelson's Library to lie Considerably Improved by the Addition or Sew Hooks.  At the last monthly meeting of those  interested in the Nelson reading room  and library the board of management  devoted fifty dollars from the proceeds  of the recently held concert towards  the -purchase of books, and drew up a  list which will be purchased immedi-  utelv.   The list", includes works of hisr  Hockey   Teams  or Knelt   Town Will   Piny  in Sandon Tonight.  The members of the Nelson hocl_ey  team left for Sandon yesterday afternoon  and will play a match game tonight with  the team located there. The members  of the "Nelson team who made lhe trip  were, II. T. Irvine, Wm. Duncan, Thos.  Duncan, Frank Smith, S. i-reijkler. Chas.  Hipperson, William Thurman, Charles  Donogh and Jack McKanday. Ed. McCarthy accompanied tlie boys as their  mascot. He claims to iiave been responsible- for the victory at Kaslo because he  carried a rabbit foot and a queeu of  hearts iu his pocket. '.Mr. Irvine is  manager of the club.  A  :       .     3?  '���������     ���������!  TEE CONDITION OF THE K00TEN_a|  .   LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL,    j  Tlie   Society   lias   Afforded   Much   Kelitf  mid Assistance to  many IFufor-     Y'J  lunate Invalids. , *������������������'    ���������__?  The annual report of the president 6t.  Kootenay Lake .General Hospital Society;*  compiled by Mr. G. O. Buchanan, shows  that since March 21, 1896, severity  patients, of whom forty two were medical and twenty-eight were surgicul, have  been treated at the hospital. Besides  these, twenty-nino persons, mostly sub:  scribers, have been treated- as outpatients. Of those admitted to the  hospital; six have died, six are now in .be  institution and fifty eight have been  discharged. The greatest number of  patients in thc hospital at one time was  twelve, and the average stay was twenty-  seven days.  Of the 84410.98 which represents the  total receipts since the last annual meeting, $1500 was granted by the provincial  government. There are thirty-eight  subscribers each paying 810 annually.  The total expenditure for the past year  was 84152 which leaves' a cash balance of  $159.98 in the bank. President Buchanan estimates that the cash on hand and  iu sight, including the quarterly govern'  ment contribution due March 31, will,  approximately liquidate all liabilities at  that date.  The Board of Trustees has applied to  the Provincial government for an1 increase of the annual grant.for maiuten-  auce from $2000 to $_5000. The government has also been requested to donate  81500 towards the extension of the hospital, promising to supplement the donation, if made, with a substantial sum tb  be raised locally.  The eociety.is indebted.to the Ladies'  Aid. Society for a multitude of comforts  supplied to the house-keeping department of the hospital; to Dr. G. A. B. Hall  for his skillful and successful treatment  of patients; to Mrs. Blaueyfor her un--  tiring attention to duty; to Mr. Clements  for his faithful'performance as treasurer  and to Mr. Goepel who has gratuitously  audited the accounts of the society.  The work of the institution has doubled  during.the past year and if room is provided will dou'ble'srganr-duTmg-thCipte-'  sent year.  DR.' HALIi'silEPOJ.T. -  Dr. Geo. A. B. Hall's report to the  directors of the hospital is a carefully  prepared document and contains the following suggestions:���������  "The enlargement of the hospital is  absolutely necessary. The ventilation of  the preseut building, is another thing  that should be attended to before the  warm weather comes. The only means  of ventilating it at present is by the  windows; and in this way some of the  patients get too much air while others  don't get enough. Admitting patients is  something that should be considered. In  place of haviug it necessary for a person  lo have an order signed by two of the  directors. I-think a certificate from any  qualified physician should be sufficient,  providing the-physician-will be responsible for his patients fees while in the  hospital.  "2nd. Persons should not be admitted  as chaiity patients uutil they produce  sufficient evidence to show that tbey are  subjects forcharity. Such evidence should  be in writing from one good reliable person who is either personally known to  some of the directors or by reputation,  and also a certificate from the hospital  pbysisian certifying that the person is of  such health as tp require hospital, attention. It is not my desire to try and  keep anyone out of "tho hospital but  simply suggest this as a safeguard  against having tho hospital imposed  upon. Iu my opinion it is not beueticial  to the finances of the hospital to take  monthly subscribers at a $1.00 per month  nud give them treatment for the same if  they should require it.. By so doing you  get only that class of people who are not  physically strong aud many of these only  subscribe a few mouths in tho year when  they are most exposed."  services were cousidered extremely valuable and by his resignation that corporation loses a faithful and able oflieial.  The promotion of Mr. Marpole to the  position formerly held by Mr. Abbott  will afford that gentleman an opportunity  to further demonstrate the ability he is  conceded to possess in railway matters.  At the present time no information is  obtainable as to who will succeed Mr.  Marpole. The general supposition is  thnt no appointment will be made. It  may be tbat Assistant-Superintendent  Downey, who now has charge of the  main line of the C.P.R. between Vancou  ver and North Bend will work under the  direction of Mr. Marpole and extend his  supervision as fur east as Donald.  It is not improbable that an assistant-  Eurerintendent will be appointed for the  branch lines of the road in West Kootenay. with headquarters at Nelson.  BET HALF A MINE.  I.oeul Interest In llie Corbct-t'llzslnimons  Prize   Fight.  The people of Nelson manifested great  interest in the result of the Corbet-Fitz  simmons   prize   fight and considerable  money was wagered on the event.   The  news of Fitzsimmons victory was received  here about 2 o'clock on Wednesday aftei-  noon and was greeted with cheers_by the  crowd thnt had assembled to read the  bulletins which were posted as fast as  the progress of the contest could be taken*  from the wires.  Une of the most notable bets made  during the day was a half interest in the  Iron Chief claim on Rover, creek, owned  by J. Johnson nnd J. Jackson, against a  liplf interest owned by Mike Keeley.  The lntter thought that Fitz was the  champion gladiator and ns a result, he  now has full title to the claim.  A SHOOTING AFFRAY.  George Brown of Victoria is Shot by  liis Son-in-law and Fatally  Wounded.  AT WILD HORSE CREEK.  A LOCALITY THAT WILL PRODUCE  '  MUCH PRECIOUS METAL.  It Will  he  the  Scene  of  .'rent   Activity  ���������Hiring thc t.imluK Summer.���������..lines  Heady lo Ship.  Victobia, March 19.���������(Special). Geo.  Brown of Beach Bay near Victoria, was  shot about 7 o'clock Inst evening by his  son-in-law, John Aiken, and will probably die. The wounded man has been  taken to the St. Joseph hospital. An  operation was performed this morning,  but the doctors were unable to locate  the bullet.  Provincial police left this afternoon for  Sooke to place Aiken under.arrest, an  -JnfCrmTatiW_rb"aving"*been laidby Superintendent of Police Hussey, charging him  with shooting with intent to kill.  George Brown is well known in this  city. He is a man of ginnt stature and  about 38 years of age. Mrs. Morrison,  wife of Captain Morrison of Jaines Bay,  is a sister of the wounded man.  Coming  lo Koolenay.  A. prominent, railway official has informed the .Miner that a great "number  of people will immigrate to Kootenay  from. Puget-Sound and other- Pacific  Coast points as soou as the warm weather  sets iu.  He prophesies that fully -5,000 people  will come to this district from Tacoma  and Seattle. Agents of the transcbn5  tinental railway companies .,at St. Paul,  Chicago aud other eastern centers are  kept busy answering questions- concerning the British Columbia mines. It is  expected that travel from the eastern  Canadian and United States cities will  shortly become the heaviest on record.  MR. ABBOTT RESIGNS.  The General  Superintendent til" tin: C.I".  It. Is no Longer Willi  Unit Company.  Vancouver, March 20.���������[SpecialJ The  news ha3 just leaked out lhat Mr. Harry  Abbott has resigned his position as  general superintendent of the Pacific  division of the Canadian Pacific railway,  and that his resignation has been accepted by  the compauy.    He will probably  j be succeeded by   Superintendent' Mai-  | pole.    Mr. Abbott will cantinue to reside  ! at Vancouver.  i .    PROCLAIMED A CITY.  The  . Liciilciiniil-.-ovcruor    Publishes    a  Proclamation.  Victoria, March 20.���������(Special), The  British Columbia Gazette, just issued,  contains a proclamation by the lieutenant-governor stating that " the towns  Nelson.and Eossland are duly incorpor-  atedas cities..  Forty-four mining companies were  registered during the week. Most of  them are capitalized for 81,000,000.  Among the new incorporations is the  Simcoe Mining nnd Development company of Nelson.  P. E. Wilson, of Nelson, gives notice  in the Gazette of application to be  culled to practice in the law. courts of  British Columbia.  Mr. S. S. Fowler, engineer for the London and British Columbia Gold Fields,  has just returned fiom a trip to the  Wild Horse Creek district, and furnished  the Miner with much interesting information concerning the result of the  extensive development work thnt is being  done there. Since the principal discoveries were made in that locality it hns  been systematically nud extensively  prospected with the most satisfactory  results. Hundreds upon hundreds- of  claims have been located uutil the mountains of that viciuity have become as  thickly covered with stakes as those of  the Trail Creek district. The district is  one of great promise and bids fair to  equal any mining division in the Province  in the production of ores.  "The Ymir mine on Wild Horse  creek which is being developed by the  London <fc B. C. Gold Fields, L'd,  i.s now employing 20 men" said Mr.  Fowler. "Ib has a quartz lead 15 feet  wide carrying milling gold ore and a  considerable quantity of silver and  lead. Gold, however, is thc principal  value. So far, (KO feet of work has  been done, most of which is on the  vein. There are now over 500 tons of  ore on the dump ready for shipment.  Two miles north, is the Elise property  which has recently resumed operations  under the reorganization of the company and a considerable force of men  is employed. South of Wild Horse on  the west side of the railroad is the  Parker group and Tenessce, both of  which have forces of inen at work.  The Parker has a quantity of ore on  the dump ready for shipment.  "The new town of Quartz Creek is  building up rapidly and has about 40  buildings now. Men are coming in  every day seeking investments aud  the hotel accommodations are already  insufficient. The government has  practically.decided upon building two  bridges across the Salmon river; one  to the south near Quartz Creek and  the other, one and one-half miles to  the north which would be better  suited to the purposes.of Wild Horse  creek. Already there is sufficient ore  in sight to justify the building of eight  or ten miles of- wagon road up Wild  Horse creek and it seems probable that  the construction may "be undertaken  during the coining spring.* The  arrival and departure of .. a,  very large amount of mail matter  daily at Quartz Creek will necessitate n  post office at Quartz Creek and there  seems to be no doubt but that the ' bus  ness afforded at this place will justify  the establishment of an agent for the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway at this  point. The development iu this viciuity  and the various tributaries of Salmon  river from North Fork to Summit insures the attraction of much attention  during the coming seasou.  BRITAIN'S DIPLOMACY.  Tlie   European  Towers   Stiind   Aghast  nl  lord Salisbury's  Muslcrly Move.  Paris, March 19.���������Echo De Paris  says it understands Italy is on the "eve  of ceding to Great Britain the island  of Pantcllaria, about half way between  Africa and Sicily in exchange for the  island of Perini off tlio Arabian coast  in the Straits of Babel Man Deb and  at the entrance of the Red Sea.  Perim i.s a bare rock which is about  Jive miles long on which turtle shells  are taken. 'Pantcllaria has an area of  fifty-eight square miles and a population of 7,000 people. Tt produces fine  fruits and has a convenient port at Op-  podillo. Tt could be converted into a  strongly fortified station.  Echo De Paris expresses the hope  that the powers will refuse to permit  the transfer. <���������  London, March 19���������The 'acquisition  of the island of Pantcllaria by Great  Britain adds enormously to the Empire's strength in Mediterranean sea  which is particularly desirable in view  of thc existing troubles in Crete,     o  ..I .dill lur Hero lleiiiivortli.  Jim Ilemwortli, the hero of Trail creek,  who deliberately placed his arm in the  cog wheels of the hoist at the Young  America mine in order to save the miners  working in the shaft below from being  killed by a bucket falling from the  broken windlass,, has been awarded a  medal.by the Eoyal-Canadian Humane  Association. The. medal has been forwarded to Kossland aDd will be formally  presented to Hemworth some lime- next  week.  ] . Mr.  Abbott had beeu geueral superin-  ; tendeut  of the Pacific division of the C.  P.P..   since   the   road   was   extended to  Vancouver.     During  tho   period   of his  connection with the railway company his  Trimble Over Slocnn t'lly Townsite.  The attorneys   representing Hoffman  and Delaney, who own three sixteenths  interest   in the  Slocan   City   townsite,  I obtained yesterday a  temporary injunc-  j tion from" County Court  Judge  Foriu,  j restraining F. F. Fletsher. who is trustee  J Tor ali parties interested in.the townsite,  jfrom   selling   any  more lots until   the  I trouble over the ownership of the town-  site is settled by the Supreme Court.  Mathews, Hamilton Byers, R. F. Green,  A. Fletcher. Alexander Smith, T. J. Len-  drum, H. Giegericb and J. L. Retallack.  Messrs. Croasdaile, Procter and Mann  were appointed to visit tbe Trail Creek  district to further tbe objects of the association.  In order to give nil mining divisions  not now lepresented in tbe association au  opportunity to hnve representation, it  was decided that tbe selection of ether  officers should Iw suspended until May 1.  Kossland Train* Blockaded.  Trains between the Columbia river  and I.ossland have been' blocked for  several days this week by the fall of  eight feet of snow. Stages are being  used. A large force of men are clearing the tracks. On Thursday morning  the freight train, which had been  blocked at the O.K. grade, succeeded  in reaching the "Y," a short 'distance  from Rossland. The regular train  from Rossland to Northport left on  time Friday but failed to connect with  the :���������_. p.m. express for Nelson. Passengers from Sj>okane bound for Boss-  land have been forwarded via Trail,  ���������litis Opened.  Vancouver, March 20.���������(Special) The  bids for the construction of the Slocan  river branch of the C.P.R. have beeu  opened here by the General Superintendent of the Pacific division; Ihere wero  quite a number of bidders. The railway  officially here refuse to say who succeeded iu obtaining the contract.  Hume After the C.P.B.  Victoria, March 19.���������(Special). J. Fred  Hume, M.P.P. for the bouIL riding of  West Kootenay will next week ask tbe  government how much the Canadian  Pacific railway has contributed towards  the construction of sewers in Nelson.  Delay or Private Hills.  Victoria, March 20.���������(Special). No  private bills will pass tbe Legislative  Assembly until the Water Rights bill  has become law.   .  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Happenings of thc  Week   in  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity. ���������  ALLEGED FORGERY.  forty   Thousand   Shares   of   Fraudulent  Stock in thc Opium Hoy Company.  The Orphan Boy Gold Mining Company of Revelstoke has discovered that  a large amount of its stock has been  fraudulently issued, at least that is what  the directors chum.  It is alleged that F. C. Whituny, a  director of the company appeared in  Rossland last November and succeeded  iu disposing of 40,000 shares. In each  instance Whitney signed the stock certificates as secretary of the company. - A  few days ago a brokerage firm of Rossland sent" a block of 4000 shares to the  compauy's office at Revelstoke to have it  split up into fivo certificates of smaller  denominations. A reply was receive1!  that the certificate was a forgery and  would not be accepted. ������ Whitney hns  been arrested but the charge hns been  dismissed upon a technicality. Efforts  will be made to have the company accept  the shares that hnve been issued by  Whitney as in every case they bear the  company's seal and were sigued by one  of .the directors ot the compauy.  The SlemiiiT KoKienuy.  Work has been temporarily suspended  upon the steamers now being' built at  Roseberry, Slocan Lake, in order thnt  the men thu3 employed maj assist in  completing the steamer Kooteuay which  is now being constructed at "Nakusp.  Owing to press of business, lhe C.P.R.  is anxious to launch the Naknsp,, boat as  soon as possible and a great effort will be  made to do so withia  tbe next teu days.  THE MINING ASSOCIATION.  Ollicers and au Executive t'oniniidee Iiave  Heen Elected.  The first formal meeting of the Kootenay Mining Protective Association was  held at Kaslo last Saturday evening for  the purpose of electing officers and executive committee.  H. E. Croasdaile of Nelson wns elected  president. The vice presidents chosen  were:���������George Alexander and Scott McDonald, for the Ainsworth mining  division: Johu G. McGuigan aud W. E.  Mann, for the Slocau miuing division; T.  G. Procter, for the Goat river mining  division and Frank Fletcher for lhe Nelson mining division.  The executive committee is composed  iof Messrs. Bruce White, G. W. Hughes,  !"J. M. Harris, J. C. Eaton, J. F. Cutter, J.  I A.   Whittier,    Harold -Selous,    E.   J.  '. A deputy sheriff has been appointed at  New Denver. .-���������-.'.  On Tuesday, March 10th, a son was  born to Mrs. A. E. Lott of this city.  On Wednesday, March 17th, a daugh-.  ter was born lo Sirs.  Carrie of this city.'  It is rumi red '-that tbej'Good.sirham-'*  Blackstock syndicate intend floating the  War Eagle mine in London.- "  - '  . -. .-. I. '.  VV. G. Lillie, a .comparatively recent  arrival in Nelsou, will engage in business  and reside-hr.re permanently.   '  .  .        ;  Rev. F. Ford has been appointed by  the Bishop . of New" Westminster to  succeed Rev. F. Yolland at Revelstoke oh  May 1.  The royality collected by the provincial  government for eordwood cut in West  Kootenay during the year 189_������ amounted  to $6,573.  The -.{ambler-Cariboo company, declared another dividend yesterday of  $20,000, or two cents a share payable  -April-15.���������-----*���������r"*��������� 7������������������:���������������������������  Attorney-General     Eberts     recently :  stated in the legislature that 688 transfers  of laud. were made  in  West  Kootenny  during the year 1896.  Mine owners on Springer creek will  ask the government to appropriate 8,3000  towards the construction of a wagon road  from Slocan City to the Arlington basin.  The Silver Tip, Valparaiso, Chrisco  and Uncle Mike claims in the Lardeau  districts have been sold- to Henry  Croft and F. W. Rolt for $0,000 cash.  A large force of men has been put to  work on the Maple Leaf claim on Eagle  creek   and   development   work   will   be  rushed.     The ore is free milling and the -  showing very good.  .  - According to a Rosslaud publication,  the Highland and Sierra Madre claim  on Rock Creek, iu the Trail Creek district, have been sold to an Austrian,  syndicate for $32,000.  The Chief Justice has issued nn injunction restraining Mr. J. Keen, hia  agents nnd servants from interfering iii  any way with the Church and church  services in Knslo pending the settlement  of the case now in court.  Thc Rev. H. S. Akehurst has secured  the services of the Kev. C. F. Yates-for,  English Church work in Knslo niid the.  Slocan*. Mr. Yates, lately of Vancouver  was ordained deacon on Sundsy last,  and will immediately proceed to Kaslo  where he will take up his "'residence.  William II. Rraudon and- C. Keary  Hammond of Brandon, and.R. ,B. Kerr,  of New Denver, have applied to the legislature for an act incorporating the Brandon Water and Light company, for the  purpose of supplying the towu of Brandon with waterworks and electric lighting  systems..  Tbe sixty-first yearly general meeting  of the directors of the Bank of British  North America was held at London on  March 22nd. The profits of the bank  for the, past year amount to ������26,018 8s 4d  upon which a dividend of 20s a share,,  was declared free of income tar, in April  next A balance ot over ������6000 was carried  forward. . '  In a recent issue of the Minek there  appeared an article ;u> to the imprisonment of C Kauffman for contempt of  court which h;is been referred to in  other newspapers. The morning on  which Kauffman . w.is taken, in  charge by the jailer, an order was made  by Judge.Forin setting aside the order  for ai'rest with costs to Ik; paid by the  prosecutors. A writ has since l>een  issued by Kauffman for 85000 damages  against the parties who procured his  arrest. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1897.  IIic Jttmcr.  THEM1NER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed lo .my address in Canada o>  the Uni'cdState* foi one year on receif-toj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA CI, AD VER T1SEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate oj 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line foi  . each ubseqitenl insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Fdilor  must be accompanied by the name and address, of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but  as evidewe _>/ good Jail A.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDRESS  THE MINER PRINTINC A HUB-.l8HII.aCO  NELSON,    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots       *  and  *       Shoes  For niners & Prospectors  <tl_)  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON* LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets secoad Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.-  SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1897.  A POLITICAL CONVENTION.  The governments of British Columbia, past and present, have become so  notorious for the reckless manner in  which they have sacrificed the .people's interests for thc benefit of a few  favored speculators that the eastern  Canadian press, moved to utterance,  probably, by the single instance of the  B. C. Southern railway land grant, in  a number of instances, has roundly  denounced the entire policy. As an  instance, the following is quoted from  the Toronto "Evening Telegram," a  fearless, independant and generally  excellent newspaper:  "British Columbia's Govern -  1. ment is composed of and supported by men who have no  great public principle in common  The Government represents their  interests and the Opposition represents " the . element which,  does not get what it wants from'  the Government. It would be  better, a hundred times better,  for the people of British Columbia if the Government represented one party and the Opposition another. Then the. people  would have some choice between  the men who occupy office and  the men who aspire to otlice."  -Many reforms are needed.     Among  Lies and alliliations, could not do  boiler during the coming summer  than hold a convention at Nelson..  Thoso attending would then have an  opportunity to study and appreciate  the vast'iiess of the district's mineral  wealth, would meet many of the most  enterprising people of the Province  and ultimately formulate a platform  that would be instrumental in accomplishing the much needed reforms and  cause the adoption of a policy for  general welfare ofthe people.  In suggesting that the convention  be held in West .. Kootenay, the  Minkk is only prompted by a desire to  see delegates from every electoral division . become thoroughly familiar  with the district which -will be the  main source of public revenue a.s soon  as it is developed. The claims of Nelson are advanced because this city is,  in every respect, the center of the district.  The task of organizing a political  party which may, at no distant date,  assume the control of the affairs of the  Province is a serious undertaking.  'J_i_i_ MiNKi- simply suggests that a  convention be held, believing that in  so doing it reflects popular sentiment.  But it has no desire to presume further. If the progressive and better  element of electors will manifest a  reasonable interest in the matter,  there is no reason why great and lasting beneficial results may not be  obtained. This journal willingly opens  its columns to correspondence tending  to advance the interests of a convention and organization such as is herein  brief lly outlined. .It is to be hoped  that all opposed to the "moss back"  and pernicious principals that have  influenced the acts of the legislatures  of British Columbia in the past will  heartily join in the effort to obtain a  new regime.  the number are there-establishment  of electoral divisions on a niore equitable basis, the management of the  departmental 'offices- at Victoria and  the direction ofthe London 9_lice of  the agent-general. The British Pacific scheme, by .no'means a dead issue,  must be killed, and the coal barons of  Vancouver Island must be made to  pay their share of thc taxes. Of equal  equal importance'with the above mentioned features is the adoption of an  ;ul equate---really adequate���������mining  and raihvay policy.  For some time passed the Minisic  has persistants advocated the drawing of party lines and the fori mil i/.a-  tions of platforms for the next provincial election, lt has done so in the  firm belief that a better government  than -the present one would be the  result. The idea is beginning to find  ��������� favor with the press of Koolenay and  a majority .of the up-country districts,  although' the Dunsmuiiv and other  corporate infiiieiiccs have sufficiently  dominated the Coast newspapers,  .excepting a few. to keep them silent  regarding the inaugeration of other  methods than the rotten System of  village politics which now prevails to  thedeteriment of the'common people.  - Those-opposed io the government  already realize the great importance  of thorough organization, and, under  a new and strong leader, will probably  Contest the next election upon a care-  ' fully prepared platform. Those who  will continue to support the present  administration will, iu that event.  have to adopt similar lines.  As West Kootenay is receiving  Universal att"n tinn "and will continue  to do so for many years to come, the  Progressionists, as the new political  element in British Columbia may  be   termed,     regardh >>.<_     of    former  EXPLORATION CONCESSIONS  The recent action of the Ontario  government, by. which a South African  exploration company is given the  exclusive right to prospect 100 square  miles in the heart of the'Rainy river  district, is a very questionable method of developing a region that gives  promise of mineral wealth.  In South Africa, especially thc Transvaal, where the Boer and Kaffir population is unenterprising and indifferent  to the mining industry, and the explorer is confronted by many natural  difficulties, such a policy might have  its advantages when viewed from a  public standpoint. But in Canada the  condition is different. The people of  this country arc energetic and disposed to engage in mining, and as  there is no portion of the southern  half of the Dominion that is more  than ordinarily difficult to prospect or  develop, the sitting aside of large  areas for the especial benefit of a  single corporation cannot be considered-other���������than���������a-blow-at-individual-  enterprise,  The histories of the great mining  camps of this country and the United  States conclusively fleinonstate that  that recent creation of the promoter's  fertile brain���������the exploration company  ���������was unccossary.- to discover-the  various mineral districts of the West.  From thc wilds of the Yukon to thc  Sierras of New Mexico, with'little but  his indomitable courage, the hardy  prospector, without a single exception,  discovered the' great dividend paying  mines. When the difficulties of each  region are compared, the.brush thickets of 'well-watered and undulating  Ontario are as nothing to the precipitous mountains of Kootenay, the  arctic climate of Cariboo or the arid  wastes of Arizona.  It is to be hoped that other exploration syndicates will not be encouraged  by the success of the South African  company in Ontario, to the extent of  wasting their time in endeavoring f0  obtain similar, concessions in.British  Columbia.  London market will not be seriously  prejudiced against Kootenay by thc  recent exploits of certain new Vancouver and British Columbian companies introduced here."  Thc directors of tho Ivooten.-ty Lake  General Hospital have petitioned tbe  government for an increase of the  annual appropriation i'or thc hospital  from $2000 to $'.000, and for an additional $ 1,500 with which to extend  and improve the accomodation for  patients'. The request should be  granted without delay as there is.no  worthier or better conducted institution in the Province. Great credit is  due those kind-hearted and charitably  disposed persons who have so generously contributed their time and  money towards making thc hospital  such a great success.  PHOFE_.S10-.Al_  CAKD8.  I It.   llARItLSONf,   BARltlSTKI.,   NO-  __l.   .jury Public, Slocan City. - __���������!  ML. GIUMMKTT, LL. U.. ILVItKISTKIt,  ���������   .Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc, Sandon  11. V. (-'I.)  C-1 KO.A.H. HALL, PIIYSI.'L.N AN]-SUIS-  'X j.uoii.   Olll'ee,  I laker Kirov., 3 doors vest  01' po-lolllco, up stairs. (571)  ASSAYING.       ltOI-l.lNS.i_   LANG.     AS-  sayurs   to    Win'  KiikIii   anil   Anauuialud  Companies, ltosslaml (It)I)  C NOUMAN..; CO.. MIXING AND STOCK  IO������ Brokers, Hotel Spokiino. Spokane, Wash.  Teluplionu (__>7. [105]  MAHON, McKAULANU & MAHON. LTD.,  ��������� Mining and  Share Brokers, Vancouver,  11. C.   Members Stock KxcliaiiKc. 330  An  ambitious but misguided young  person  has sent Tiik Mini_i.- a poem  on   spring,   the   first   line   of   which  reads:  "Soon from the running rivulet will the icy  chain "be thawed."  The pajanic effort is respectfully  declined, dear Evangeline. When a  poem on spring begins to crystallize  fiir down in the amethystine depths of  your soul, sit on it. Tni_ Miner has  two or three poets chained up in the  collar who can dash oil" rhymes like  that at the rate of a mile a minute.  That is the reason ,we keep them  chained.  The cities of Victoria and Vancouver  are discussing the advisability of  offering bonuses for thc establishment  of smelters within or near their respective city limits. Where do they  expect to obtain an ore supply; surely  not from Kootenay? Before the  elapse of another year the shipping of  oro from this district will be a matter  of the past. By that time the smelters  of Kootenay, particularly those of  Nelson, will require every pound of ore  produced from the mines of southeastern British Columbia. It is not  unlikely that Montana and Idaho ores  will also find a market here.  "The greatest aggregation of high-  class talent that was ever got together," is the refreshingly modest  announcement of a vaudeville company that is soon to afflict this city.  We love cheerful liars in Nelson, and  a good many of us will therefore put  up two-bits to see this galaxy of untamed prevaricators.  It is safe to say that there are not a  dozen men in this city who didn't  know just how the great fight was  going to come out. The "l told you  so" individual is abroad even in Bogus-  town, where the residents don't  usually claim to know anything except  as to squatters rights.  Colonel John Hay, recently appointed by President McKinley as U.S.  ambassador to the Court of St. James,  is not unknown to many Englishmen  who have read his "Little Breeches,"  "Jim Bludsoo" and other excellent  "Pike County Ballards" with much  appreciation.  As the time for the city election  draws near tlie voters of Nelson appreciate more and more the necessity  of-clecting a-Board-of-Aldermen-.vhieh-  would give a capable and business-like  administration. .  The people of Nelson are impatiently  awaiting the fulfillment of Mr. Bostock's promise that he will secure an  appropriation for the construction of  an adaquatc federal building hero.  '   '             - u  ��������������� ���������*   Candidates for-mayor of the new  City of Nelson are not quite so fre-  queut since that little matter about  qualification became better understood.  Corbett went into the fight too. soon.  If he had waited another week he  would have had one of Fitzsimmon's  arms' talked off.  M. SANDILANDS, C'1-XI.I.AL AGKNT  ire  Sandon, It. C  .lit*    ''"ire   Insurance   and   Mining   Broker,  5(W  SI Ml.ALI) AND I'KASK. GENERAL  Commission and Kowarding Agents,  Wliolesali' Jobbers in Grocorit s and Provisions  Ke.clsioke Station. (302)  T- IONKL C. BAUKF, Mining Hrokcrof the  _J Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia, Ld. Lbty. OHIcc, SI Langley stn>et,  Victoria, B. C. 374  FS. AXDU1..VS. NOTARY PUBLIC,  ��������� Conveyancer, etc. Solo Agent for the  Canadian Kire Insurance Co. Ileal Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City. B.C.  (541)  GEO. SHEDI1EN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  U. C. S ock Exchange ot Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shaicsat latest quotations.  .T..5  ..ll.Vir.IL  -M'K.VI'S.  W. J. Q.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  3Sr*_E__C_SO_N-, _B. C.      [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  l.\_������l K.i.NX'K and ���������-���������  CO-ll-MISSIOK AC-EI-I*.  VICTORIA ST..  .14  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SLOAN,  T&XN-ING-"   _A.G-_S__N*T.  (i-int ltiver, lliick Creek, Sutler IMalrlcl  ami Summit ('reck properlle* a specially.  Properly ou Hue of CrowN Sent Pus* Bull-  runil, local oil ������n .'mil ltiver, on 11*1.  t'orrcs|i(������i.ileiiee Solicited.  \.  P. O. ADDRESS  473-5-12-0  KOOTENAY.   RIVEN.  B- C.  PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS,  4tt Vour, Kxpcriciici. in .Wining. Kxper*  Icnccd Prospector* Furiilxlicd un short  \ollee.   ..line. Kxpcrtcil und Keporle.l on,  linker Street. Opp. C. ������t K. !_fliid OHlce  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-0  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER   0  living in direct connection .villi cnpllnl-  1*1. who wl.li lo iiivoM In Rood mining  propertied, prospector* arc Invited lu list  their claim* with inc.  COKKKSPO.N'IIKKCK SOLICITKI-.  P. O. ADDRESS .   515      NELSON. B. C.  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.  *t PILOT BAY, B. C.  MINING LAWS B. C. new edn.    25c EACH. 91.BO 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   91.00 EACH  I.OO  I.OO  LOO  1.SO   NEW  THOMSON STATIONERY CO., L'D.  mailed free on receipt of price NELSON,   B. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co  o -  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  IEEE JL _R ID "W .A. _R _B  A Full Stock of  Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application. {m  GIVE US A CALL, PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.   21. _3_A___S_:_E__R   STREET.  Clearance Sale.  For one week from March 8th we will sell the balance of .our  CHINA AND GLASSWARE AT COST in order to make room:  for our   NEW   SPRING STOCK.     Don't forget that our stock  of Groceries is now very large and complete, and selling atjour ���������  usual low prices. ���������        ' ,...  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  483  Pianos!     Pianos!  G.J.REINER. J. f>. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,^  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  201 iill-l SO* TIIK KOOM-RY.  SPOKANE,       -      "WASH.  52.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Mill rurcliasc or l'urnl������li Nonry to Develop f_oo.l I'ropcrlli'n. First ���������ln������������ Connections iu Eastern ..'llie.. im.l London.  "..'rile u< Ix-fiirc pliic'iis your property  315(1316  ROOKERY  s_eo____:-___---sr__?.:>     -    -w-____.s___i.  .; ' - 525'  Don't kick- about the weather. I.e-  menibei' that the fellow you havo a  grudge against is getting a large close  of it, too.'  FOUND  A new place to send your laundry  after April the 1st.  The   Kootenay   Steam    Laundry  will   be   thoroughly   equipped   with  the* latest improved  machinery   and  experienced help.  Whitcher & CIsland     =     Props.  J   XKLSO.V, B.C. (o2_)  E UROPEAN A PPRE CIA TION.  The following, taken from tlie "Mining World" of London,' is the best  evidence of the appreciation" in .which  the MiNKi- is held on account of its  efforts to prevent fakers and "tinhorn" mining sharks from ruining the  London and other European markets  for British Columbia mining proper-  tics:  "We are not sorry to  perceive  that  the Press of the Province of British I stock now on  sale at  10 cents   per  Columbia fullv recognizes the'error of _        . ���������       .   ,      rr     T.  ,,  ------ - share.       Enquire  of A.   H.   Kelly,  Baker  street,   two   doors .west   of  Bank of Montreal. 513  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.   __ .li.  A   limited   amount   of   treasury  over-capitalization in   the matter of  its   mines.    This is a subject whicli  requires  the   closest   attention   from  tho.se   with   British   Columbian    properties to sell to the public,  and  the  outspoken comments of   the   Nelson  Mixkh, of Jan, 2*., may warn investors.  We bave not space to quote more from  our Transatlantic contemporary than ,  that "when promoters of companies j  by their* exhorbitant profits threaten '  the arrest of our  newly inaugurated j  era' of legitimate development, it is the | local agent for addition A to the town  duty ot tbe Press, nnd  all  individuals  sjte of Nelson, intending purchasers of  interested  in  tlie iuture   welfare   of' ]ots or paities   wishing information,  the   country,  to  protect the   outside . plans or price list of the addition  will  investing public as much as  possible.*' j please apply to him.  Just so. and it is to be hoped that the .00   - F. C. INNES.  C. F. CLOUGH & CO.  (INCORPORATED)  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE.  MEMBER   SPOKANE   STOCK   EXCHANGE.     -  llcail OIII������_e���������.Spokane. Wi.kIiIiikIoii.  f Ko.sitiiiii. 11. <;.  Kr.'ineli OHIO'S -   Toronto, Onliirio. -  l   iMllUlCl'lll,   .'lllllllllt.  52.1     ..Hie for onr .Voikly Market Keporl  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL   -  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  .C550)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  tt   Provincial Land Surveyor.  Okkick:  NELSON    A.ND   ROSSLAND. B. C.  110 *  SEWING-MACHINES  249  Cut to the Bone!  What Is?  Why the price of our  HEAVY TWEED and ETGFFE PANTS  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  The P.O. Store   - J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  s  NELSONJ-OTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed "V*v. J. G. Dickson  Millinery & Dre__ij.ii  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  Mrs. Mclaughlin,    Josephine St.  475-12-12 6     bet. baker a vernon sts.  If bound for Europe  Ordesiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacilic  Hy., agent for tickets and any information desired.  W_M. STITT.  -  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  561  I_CTCO__a_E������0_B____._r___3I_>   1670.  Hudsons' 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.     Onr   Hungarian is  acknowledged "by all   unprejudiced  people  to he the best -value in Canada.  THE HUDSONS' BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. O-  as THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 20,  1897.  B. C. IN  THE INACTIVITY OF THE ENGLISH  STOOK MAEKBT.  Kill AHciilion is Jlc.iiig Tald li> Koolenay  .Iliiics In Spile ol' t.iiroiiciiii  ' Wnr Cloud..  Special Correspondence.to Tim _Mini-.ic.  'BaiiTio Chamuebs, Londou, E.G.  Feb. 21th.���������Owing to political questions, wLjchare causing a feeling ot suspense to the average city man, fiiiauoiul  business is almost at n, standstill. Of  ���������course the fear of actual war in Europe  is not usually shared by calm aud judicial  minds, but what with thc Cretan  difficulty on the one hand and possibilities of further unpleasantness over the  Transvard imbroglios, on tha other, all  markets are flat, stale aud unsettled. A  few nights ago parliament was astonished  on being informed that the Preluriim  executive had sent in a claim to the  British'Government ou account of the  J'amiesbn raid for a sum'of over _������],Q1'0,"-  000 sterling. This euorn.ous sum is  mainly calculated as a solace for "moral  and intellectual damage" done, presumably, to the Dutch in the Transvaal, but  ns uo ouo cau believe that such a preposterous sum is likely to be paid, the  outcome cau ouly for the preseut be a  60urce of additional irritatiou. However,  let that be as it may, the tendency of  raining shares, as, indeed, the Euglish  funds is strongly downward," and apart  from general commerce business js'.tpni-  ponirily paralyzed. London cither waits  for New York or Paris to set tbe ball  of speculation rolling, or Wall street aud  the Continental bourses are disappointed  with lhe attitude, ot. London, lint I do  not think that this state of unrest will  continue, nor do I expect that the public  .will refrain from buying sound stock���������  us all good and meritorious undertakings  are sure of proper support. As evidence  of the desire of bankers for superfine  business, au issue of ������1,500,000 British  treasury bills was sold yesterday at ������08  Cs. ll>4d., equal to a discount of ������1 "13:-.  for,12 months. That fact shows how  cheap money accommodation is. To cite  another iustauce, on South African and  "West Australian mining shares money  can be borrowed at 8 or 10 per cent, per  annum.  Till! lMIOMOTEI-'s 'rA-iA"_._Sl_.  If then it wore not for politics the promoter has the Held' all to himself ami  tlonbtle.-s in a.fow weeks time, or iis your  wiuter lifts; wc .-hall be hearing more ot  your hidden liol.e-.'  ..lu the following your readers may be  interested to kuow that the names given  represent about' all the recent registration's on this side,, but uo particulars  have been officially fixed as to properties,  if any, beiug acquired;  Pacific Kxiiloraliou Trust, Syndicate, Li'il ���������.'.     London &.���������!__. ('. Alliance Synd. ...  Consolidated Gold Fields of NuL'lh  America LiM.    ..-.:'���������  British'. C__.ii.-i.Hiin Development'  ��������� Company.. L'd ......... .-'������������������ -0 ���������  Coluii'ibin, L'd   London and Vancouver Finance  . ami Development. Uo., 1/(1   Ontario Exploration a d Development'Co.. DM   Caiiiidinn L'acille Exploration Co.,  Limited   13. C. and Canadian Gold Mining  Syndicate. L'd. ���������-���������:..  e,:-)'),_00  '���������' 2,000  .-fit  1  100  a  10,000  ���������; '-',000  1  1  ! 100,250  :'*.i  150,000  ,':'i  ..00,000  ,,i  SO.000  l  ���������Tlio lirst column refer.-* to the capital stock  aiid tho -second column Lo the liar,; value of tlie  shaves. - .-".:���������  BRITISH ASSOCIATION_CO_.V__-.-_IO...  '  I learn lhat the local arrangements for  the meeting of the British Association in  August fit Toronto are already , in  -fio-ndvauced-stajje-and-a���������power rnL���������ini--  ���������pressiou..has beeu made on-the scientific  mind, by the Dominion government aud  the province of Ontario joiutly with the  Toronto.municipality contributing nearlv  S'-00.000 towards the eutertaiument o"f  their'learned guests.  CONCERNING  CAPITALIZATION.  The Financial press has been much  exercised this week over a paragraph in  the Montreal "Trade Bulletin,".which  stfdes that the ptesont capitalization of  the various miuing con.pnnie-i in British  Columbia* amouuts to $273,000,000. This  is cited as a gross case of overcapitalization, but criticism would probably not be  so harsh if it were remembered'that mining companies in the western hemisphere  are-incorporated on,, very dill'erent lines  to those in Europe.' -  ���������  , B.C. MINING .QUOEATIONS.   ��������� *'  It" is seldom that one sees a British  Columbia mine mentioued in tho market  reports, but as it is only during the past  month or lwo that they have crept iu at  nil there is no cause to grumble, Frazer  lti vers appear at intervals atuoug the  miscellaneous division, and Vancouver  Syndicates keep their price "at ������G, but  there is little enquiry for there shares.  "When the political horizon is once more  free from clouds and the claims of your  Province are brcught more promiuenlly  before the British public, I shall expect  , to see Hall Mines' shares speedily re" aiu  their old quotation. -.These shares are  really cheap fit their present figure. _  -THE NEW* ISSUES.'   '���������      "  Among the many new issues during  the past week I have, failed to note any  which concern British Columbia. The  Goldfields of British- Columbia isstated  to ba aboiii-. to appea-, but as we were  told the same thing iu Januaiy the  announcement, has not. received as much  credence as it otherwise would./' However it is stated that the-capital is ������G(.0,-  000 and-that __.200\!_K^_irshar<'s may be  allotted to vendor-i-^****"*'''        . "  -I have heard that a group ot capitalists  already largely interested in Kootenay  mines 'have acquired several valuable  Slocan properties which will be offered to  the public iu the course of*a--fgw weeks.  It was a matter of surpriseTtoMho'-e  acquainted with * the richness of 'this  district that last year no English capita"  was embarked in these silver-lead properties, but there is every probability that  Trail Creek this' summer will.not monopolise all the attention of British  investors.  Enlarge'-llie Smeller.  . Denver, March 10.���������The Pueblo  Smelting and Kefming company has  contracted for 1,500,000 bricks for the  enlargement of its plants, which -will  make it the .largest ore reduction  works and refinery in the world.  NEW "MINING COMPANIES.  A    l.e������.(������r<r of Sni_iir|>.ir:tl_oii_s   From   llie  I5r_tl..!������ <;<ilunii)i:i .'az_lti'.,��������� ,s.  ��������� No .less than seventy-one newmining  companies were registered, at Victoria  last week. They represent an aggregate  capitalization ��������� o������ $58,507,500. *- 'Nearly  every mining district in the Province is  represented although "West Kootenay is  the Held in which most of the associations  will ���������"operate. ���������;,_ '���������._.__. !. y'.YyyyYYYy-- ,"' -.  The coniplcto list of companies is as follows:  Aaron's l.ocl Miningand Developmeiit Co., oC  Nelson; ?I,.0.),--.. . -  "���������"ArliiiKton Consolidated Mining and Smelting  Co., Spokane; SI,000.000. :  ������������������: ."'Argo'Mines of Sandon, Sandon; ������100,000.    "  JJcititey in vestment and Trust Co., ltossland;  ,������50.000. ��������� ;,;. ;.-;.;--; .,,.: '-������������������������������������*"..y, ��������� .!"'/.���������'���������." ..  B. C. "Mining Prospector's. Exchange Van--  couverr������.a,500.: ,. !."\. ���������������������������',���������,        ������������������"���������.-'���������..;''.  Brown- Bear Mining and Development Co.,  Donald; ������500,000..     \ ������������������:'.  Cameron Lake mining Co., Nanaimo; $100,-  000.--'-. ���������������������������'��������� ���������;.;���������':.:.:��������� K-v :'.'"...  Central Exploration Co., Vancouver; $100,-  000.: - ���������'M-=:v'?r-: '.���������':���������������������������-'���������:'" -[-y-'y ;''.-i'-'.'*"-T"/'���������'"���������:���������:.���������  C'linddiati Citizens' Gold Mining Co., of Vancouver; ������500,000.    . '���������''':������������������  Santa Mario' Silver Mining  Co.,   Spokane;  ������1,000,000. ,,     ::..'.:  ;i Silver Hill Mining Co.; Slocan City; ������500,000. ,  "���������'���������":Slo'ci-ii'-IiibBrly Hill Mining Co., S])okanc',  ������1,200,000.  Silent Friend Mining and Development Co.,  Rosslancl; ������1,000,000..;'; ���������'  Silver Hustler Mining Co., of Victoria; ������300,-  'OOO.'".'-������������������" '. *.**_'" ."V-. *���������"**"���������" '.'"';   :���������.';.--:;���������-.���������--  Skeona Kiver Milling Co.. Victoria; ������100,000.  Tov.-nsond Mining Co., Vancouver; ������200,000.  Trail and Slocaii Development Co., Rosslaiid;  ������i,oco,ooo. v ;,,*:;:"'-i/ .y j ;_.;";/...��������� .,;,',  Cayodsh Creek Mines, Vancouver; $.00,000.'- ,:  Columbia and' Quart/.  Creek  Mining   and  Development Co., JJeaverinoutli; ������500,000.    ,.  .Colo  Hill- Gold, Silver and  Copper Mining  Co'.,Knslo; ������1,000,000.   r       -'..- -;:.-' .-:���������   ������  Consolidated Mines Co., Sandon; ������1,500,000.  Donald Prospecting-' and Development Co.,  Donald; ������500,000..-.  '.��������� . .���������_���������������������������'..  Enterprise Gold Mining Co., Spokane; ������1,000,-  000.:,'   .Y: ' ...���������  .: '���������-".. " -':,-.--. ...-.'. -.    ',.  'GoodenonghJlincs, Kaslo; ������SOO,000.  Groat Tda"'Gbid Mining Co., Rossland; ������750,-  000. ."'���������.;��������� ;���������' /';,:. Y.Y '���������%:' '������������������;���������? '���������''>Y\:f :...''.'������������������ ���������'.*  Harrison. Lake Star Mining Co., Vancouver;  ������500,000. : ,--.���������'������������������.       -'-J :������������������'."-     ���������.'':���������..-"-���������  Hilisicle Silver -Jliiiiiig Co.1; l.osslc.nd; ������1,000,-  P������������-'':'..���������'."%.���������'���������'"��������� Y'-y    -'*'   '���������--'���������'^ '���������"'  :Y -:'.Y  Indian Ch'ief Gold Mining Co., Rossland; ������1,-  000,000.,.:,'' ...:.���������...���������.,  ;.'���������: ��������� ���������' ,. ':'. '���������; *  Kaslo Developnient, Co., Kaslo; ������500,000.  King Solomon :" Consolidated Mining Co.,  SpQkiuio;'������t,ooo,ooo.-- .:.   ���������;':'"_-'������������������':.���������:..,,:':.;;: j:\YY;;-���������'  Kootenay   Chief ..'Mining  Co.,. Revelstoke;  ������1,000.000/:    .-.-���������;- :'.7"- '.:���������"'��������� ���������-;-'i'"���������:���������'':. \'r.-,K   ���������:  .Lerwick Gold iMining Co., Rossland. ������l;500,-  ooo-v- :r t:"--*'���������:.> 'V ���������'.:_. '.-'WYc.  Leviathan Gold -Mining . and Milling Co.,  Kaslo; ������2.000,000.,;    iO_,  , -������������������-.;,������������������'-.  ,;',=:-        ' "���������]<  Lost Creole Gold Mining Co.;'-Rbsslniid; ������500,-  .ITO.:/;;:'...-fr^  -Loyal Canadian Ciold and Copper Mining Co.,  Grand Forks; ������_,D0U,tl00.  : = *  i?'Mii'hel'Gplil Mining Co:, Spokane; ������1,000,000. L  Maud S. and Hen T-Tiis_.cn Mining Co., Spokane; '������300,0_fl.;'...'--._''.;::'';'"'::-;'';;'.' Y..- ���������:,-./'',���������"."'   ^  Miners'-and'Prospectors' Exchange and Development Co,,;of Rossland, Rossland; ������5000.'.  ���������r'''Mirib'rvi-,Jl'ininjg'Co.,.yictpria;'5200^  -' Nelsbn, Slocan I.ardcaii - Gold:Miiiing.and  ���������peyolOiiiiiontCpr/N.olsoii^MO.CXJO.:,;.-;/.-"'-^-^;-^;'-'--;-;'  ~:: Nelson Miuing and Developnient Co.,'Nclsbri;  ,������50*0,000 ������������������:������������������';��������� ������������������'*������������������. ;;;"���������-'   ,"'���������;.'   ���������  -? j-Y'-\:YYY   ���������  Nelson-Salmon Mining and DcvclopiiientCo.,  liossland;������_:,50o,ooo. ?   ;."'���������:'.��������� :."/���������;'.. \f ���������''���������'���������;;;;*"'  New Rruiiswick'Mining and Devolopmont  Co.,'Jtoss!and;,������l,00O,000.    ,, ;;  Ninef.v-Soven Mining and _Milling;sCo., San-  :dpn;;������ 1,000,000. ,:,.,:    :;   ; ;���������'>:....'/,;.", .-/;_������������������  ' "'Noi'tli Star Gold 'Mining and Development  Co.; Spokane; ������1.000,000.     -;.  .'���������'Oriole Syndicate; England; ������5000. ;.      .*,-'���������'  ' Pathlinder. Mining.'.-Reduction and  Investment, Co., Grand Forks; ������1,000,000.  ,,.:     ���������.'���������..:.  Prince .Edward Gold-Mining Co., Spokane;  Si.ooo.ooo., :���������...". '.L';v'.'. ���������; ���������'.��������� ':-YYy- * .:-Y. .'���������:'*:"'  ��������������������������� Rock Creek Gold Mining Co., Sp6lcaner������S00*-  oop.���������.. . '������������������>;.���������:'���������. ���������-": '/.-v.;-;-'. ��������� ��������� '���������'���������;"''"  Rossland and-Green Mountain Gold Mining  and Developnient Co., Rosslaud; ������1,01)0,000;:    ,  * Rbssland-Slocan* Jlines'-,-. Devolopmont' A Co.,  Rossland; ������1,000,000;., _������������������.:',;';.;: ;      :���������. \: .YY .!  ; Trust Mining Co., Spokane; ������50,000..   '������������������  '<: Turtle Mountain Gold and Silver Mining and  Development Co., Rossland;:������l,00O,00O.--y.;.���������-���������.���������'' :.;  Utica Group Milling',and"?De"velopmcnt Co.,  Rossland; ������1,000,000. ::-,\f Y.y?. \Y.Y YYY Y-.  White Grouse JMiniiig Co',,Spokane; ������1,000,-  ,000.-;  YY^YY'r'-'YY.Y-'YY'f.r" v..-:.'-.,'*:..:. ' ���������*,-  "*Wild.ilorsc Gold Mining Co., Rosslaiid: ������2,-  '000,000. ������������������;:";";*:��������� ;.'. j: :',,;'.,: ;.-���������.',;";'.;.;.;���������.-,...,-,.:.':;  =---s\\'iscoiisiii=_G.oltl~j"\tiii^^i ng__.G.o. ,aS pokaiieu91,_.  000,000.:,:,. ���������;;:,?^,:v:, rY ;, .I>,.;_; Yi:."Y������Y;.j;.- ,  ������������������:"' 'Y-YY-'iY. u^nEii imi'eriap 'acv.yy'Y^YYy'Y  ��������� ������������������'���������. Winchester*,Gold Mines' Co.. Victoria; ������250,-  ooo."**.,-.,���������;���������"���������' '*Y~Y Y^:'Y-fi.:Y" yYY-Y ���������].������������������. '��������� Y" 'Y.  :* Mining and Milling Co.; Saiidon; ������1,000,000- "  o  British North America.''Mining find Development Co;.)Rossland; ������2,500,000.^,    ���������>-���������, .��������� y  Cassiar; Cariboo and Kootenav Mining Co.,  Vancpuycr;-'jl>000,000.    Y~YY".:'. Y-':-������������������:   "r   -*���������.":. ,  ' Maritime Kxploration Co;, of B.C., Rosslan4-;  ^1,OOU,0(JO..-'^"V,   ,_,::';.    :;.������������������. "V-.  - '-:;V5':'   ','���������'.^      .::.':-:  '��������� ..Mountiiintroat Mining Go., Rossiaii'(lj.������l,000,r  ,000.;.";;:. ���������YYY'!i'f"YfY.Y-''-f y: ;,';.'' *"'_-"y,'^ .���������������������������; ;���������;-  ���������"' Nclsdn-Slocan Prosp'ceting and Jlii'iing Co.;  Nelson; ?1,000,000.^ ...'-'       :':-,-,':,:;,-    >,������������������'  Samson Gold .Mining'-Co;;: ltosslaml; ������1,000,-  ,000; S.': YY-- -���������::'* Y.    '��������������� Yr-Y  " ' : '"'��������� ���������'Y''-^ :--r": '";  Ilarrisoii Lake Mining Development and  Prospecting Co., Vancouver; ������S00,fXW.--,t * '3 ���������-.'  '.? New i3runSwick Consolidated Gold jMining  Co.,:Rossland; ������1,000,000.' --... ^ "���������>"-:';.*, c :> '  -iv'Kitst Kootenay and Klk.River Developnient  and Kxploration Co., Fort Steele; ������75,000.    , ,  Bluo" Kyed NellioMiniiig Co., RossliVnd;l������l,-  000,000.   .    ;'   :: ���������   -., ., ;���������;"-' .   ���������-.  -'���������������������������Providencd^Miniiig'. and Development Co.,  V.-i neon ver; ������300,000. ....     , .  V    :  .,"White Bird Gold Mining Co., Rossland; ������1,-  000,000.y. ������������������-"��������� ;- ���������-... '-.- ���������������������������������������������. -...,..',;, *���������:;.', :.��������� .. ��������� .'., ��������� -  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijiripic  IIIKMIS   l'l.ASTKKKIl   IV   HA It II   JIXISll.  .NEWLY UUXISIIEO. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  E. S. GALLOP, Prop.    PROKT ST.,' KASLO, B.C.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern Rfy.  i^elson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red fountain R?y.  The only a'l rail route -without change  of cars het^een Kelson antl. Eossland and  Spokane and Ecsslant..  - ("Daiiy-a-E-xept SimdaY).;:__=_.~^^==  Leave 9-00 a.m. ilELSOU Arrive 5-20 p.m.  ���������'    10:30 "   E033L!D    "    3:25   "  "    7.00 a m. SPOKANE   "    7.00 p.m.  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capitol $3,200,000.  -Own yonr liouscs. Coinpany will  assist in (jL-ecLing houses fov linrrowei-s  and in paying oft' amounts required to  clear title, and does a general loaning  business on real estate security.  As an example, $11.31 payable  moiithly -will repay in G years, principal and interest of a mortgage of .$G0O. ���������  Apply to IV. A. MA���������IIO.>[AM>.  <;eii(;r.;l A^rnl, Kelson  Clvniviil . it Hillyer lllii.k, 52(1  Application For Liquor License.  NOTICJK is lieroby given that the undersigned will. at. the expiration of HO days,  make application to tho Stipendiary Miigislrate  of'WiPl Kootenay for a license lo sell liquor  by retail at Halls Siding on the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard Railway.  ALEX. McFARLA.VE.  Uall'.. Siding, B. C, February llltli, 1897.   [.W7]  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  rp AKE NOTICE that _0 days after date, I.  JL A. Morin, will apply to the Government  Agent for West Kootenay for a license to sell  liquor by retail at the St. Charles Hotel, at  Quart!! Creek, li. C.  A. MORIX.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 15th day of Feb-  uary, 1807. ������ (c-17)  M0RTHERN  IN     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 cast, also   European  S.S. tickets.  TIME SCHEDULE.  No. 1 West,       depart,        10:55 p.m.  No. 2 East, " 0:10 a. in.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets call on or write  F. D. GIBUS,  General Ajrent.  SPOKANE, WASir.  ,      -OR���������  A. D. CHAl.rj'O-.,  Asst. Genl. Tass. A^ent.  No. 2;Jo Morrison St., Corner of Third  rorllimil, 5.1 Orcson.  miNING    OPERATORS    and  oth^r .advertisers are  advised ihat in order to  cover the leading cities  and towns throughout  Ontario, Quebec, 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 AGEjNOY,  Toronto Type Foundry Co.  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Side hy s'ulu thoy walked up thc long,  straggling: lislior 'street;, ojioli dc-ir-  v.;.y yii\vniii<_! unipiy at their approach,  only to till with hostile faeefi when thoy  liail i^one hy, and thu man's lips whitened  as he .sliiituil froni one shoulder tn tlie  iithur tlie luindlo contianiny tlio clothes  Ximnniny had taken with her when sho  lad hi:a and the children, forty-eight  hours ayo, never dreaming of return.  Jf she. only had looked ashamed, nuit-  ttM-ed the women, but nature hud no  such tiling as shame, in her mind when  ..ho Hind.! 'J'liinminy .Fletcher, and uot  uvea for uer sins could alter thc pois."1  of the siiinct-'s head op thu symmetry of  her limbs,and while her beauty hut made,  the more implacable her own sex, in  some cui-kui.-i way it deepened the men's  contempt for tjtevo, and Tough was the  handling he received at their tongues and  bitter with insult the1 future hu might  expect at their hands. Had hu killed tho  man, or i'\^n broken every bone in his  skin, why then he mijrht have been free  to please his fancy ami take the hussy  back, but to sit down without striking a  blow, to come to her whistle when sho  called, was to forfeit all claim to manhood and invite the kicks and jeers of  the whole conim unity.  "Aw, but he can't do wi'out a woman  to fend for him," said a lishcr-wife.seorn-  i'ully. "Did you hear the chihter cry in1  for tlieir mammy, an' he hadn't the  sense to take in the milk we had pnt  outside the door, 'ens ln> wouldn't let  one o' us in?"  "An' he might arsk and nr.sk, but  not one on us 'ml go now," said a  young matron, who had been tlie beauty  of the; village till Tiimmii-y came.  "Aw, ee'il go fast enough if Steve 'nd  let 'ee, an1 Mike, salin' in furin' parts,"  said a shrewd-looking woman who had  joined tlie group that sbaod looking after the pair, "an' 'twouldn't be the fust  timo you've been there," sho added,  significantly, in Gassandry's ear.  "It's a lie," whispered hack the swart-  haired, black-eyed girl fiercely, then  aloud: ���������  "Steve, were always a sight too good  for her. What call liad she to take tip  wi' that painter chap? 'li come foolin'  after 1110, 'c did; sed I'd mako a glorious Kebekcr���������an' 1 Koiwkcred hiin with  a clout iu tho 'cad��������� an' then 'e took np  wi* Tamminy, an' slie were fool enough  t' think 'twas her 'e wanted, when "she  wor but a dummy to make a picture  out o'!"  "Aw," said tho shrewd-faced woman,  "them as sins i' the dark . is alius hard  on tbey a.s trips i' the noonday.  'Sin as is hidden is half forgiven,' but,  Cassandvy, woman, Steve 'ml rayther  have Tamminy eo.ercd wi' shame than  any ither sweetheart claw., an' 'c just  can't live wi'out her, and that's- the  truth."  "Till she runs away iigen," said Cas-  sandry, sullenly.  "Aw, she wont���������shev'e had a bad  scare. Did 'ee seo her eyes? 'Tis the way  her head's set on���������she can't help carry-  in' it .high���������but wc iiccdn't ha' run nod  away, for sho didn't see us no more'n a  row o' cabbages. 'Tis that way a soul  looks when it's punishment's afore and  not a-hind on 'em, an' I wouldn't stand  in Taminlny's shoes for somethin' today. "J'is many a man thinks" he can  fovgi' a woman when she's shamed him,  hut his ftoniach. turns at it when 'tis  forgiveness for breakfast an' dinner am  tea." '     "  "T'other one sickened o' her pretty  quick," sneered Cnssandry; "a matter ot  twenty-four hour, an' home 'c sends her  packing! An' then Dan comes fiyin' ui_  to say she's setting in the cooufbe up  yon, an' sez: 'Will Ktevc,go d'reekly air  fetch her?' An' Steve goes."  The concentrated scorn ef her voice  hit like an acid, _.nd Cassandry's enemy  held up her weather-beaten hands in an  "gry "rebuke":  ' 'Guide to Mines of British Columbia,"  WITH ILLUSTRATIONS..  A volume ofUOO page, containing Hie folio .viii;; iiil'oriilalicn : ���������������������������  History of the mineral discoveries of the Province.  NiiUire of the."discoveries, and methods of treatment.  Locations,of various finds. ,  Means of access to the fields.  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It will also be circulated in Eastern Canada, the United States, Great Britain, South Africa,  Australia and New Zealand, where it v.ill be au invaluable work of reference  to those capitalists and emigrants who wish to take advantage of the grand  opportunities offered them liy the discovery and developnient of the wonder-  ous mineral wealth of i_riti..h (-olumbia.    * .  - Address of Editor, to whom all communications should be directed:  IE. A. HAQGEN,  513   . **' 618 Cnmbie Street, Vancouver, D. C.  Lord, how you hate the woman!" she  said.! "If t'was only to spite 'ee, she  onghter to ha' kep straight! P'raps Stev.  ain't such a saint artcr all, "added Martha, darkly, and with a look beforo  which Cassandry's black, eyes fell. "j\*iy-  way,- what she's done she's repented on,  which is more than some folks' as  haven't been found out can say!"  Meanwhile the man' and woman had  climbed the hill anS now paused outsido  -���������a cottage that stood-in a small garden in  which uiiwatcreil stocks and carnations  drooped, while from" the closed door no  sound of children's voices issued, all being still and silent as the grave.    . >���������  Something seemed to take Tamminy  by tlio throat; wild thoughts of treachery; of eriino even, Hashed through her  brain. Ho had killed tiie children. This  was his revenge on her; this the reason  of his docility, when turning to him as  her god, and expecting but scant mercy,  lie had come out to bring her homo.  Tottering over the threshold, only the  empty room greeted her. He had only  sent them away. And then sight returned  to her eyes, for bellind the doo: in their  wooden cot lay fast asleep a rosy boy and  girl, with tbo tears not yet dry upon  their cheeks. She dropped like a- stono  beside thum, and with a sob laid her  head down upon their little innocent  breasts. How long'ago was it that sho  had left this pure haven to bo a stranger's  light o' love? How long since she had  nourished evil thoughts against the man  who, God-like, had resisted thu world's  command to stone and cast her out, and  had forgiven and reinstated her in her  home? *     .-   -  Steve had set down the bundle, and  now was kindling the fire and'tilling the  kettle to make tea. He had got through  his agony during tlio.-e hours when in  the deserted home his children had wept  and called put in vain for "Mammy.'"  Who shall say what memories ei-owd the  heart of the man who yet loves tho woman who has betrayed him, what visions  of" her innocent youth, what piteous  thoughts plead . for her in his br.-ast,  while her children's eyes cry out to bim  for forgiveness of her sin? Even though  it be as scarlet he cannot in a' moment  unwind the strands that mutual love and  habit have bound ab.'iut their lives, and  the man in him being stronger than the  judge, he hearkens more to the exhortations of mercy than those commands to  vengeance that only those of austerely  pure life may venture to,obey.   .  Hod kept his own i-i-ckoning. and Steve,  knew that God bad clio-en in this instance to iiiake one man and one woman  'even.  So   when   Steve  .received   Tamiiiliiy's  message,, ho did . not   hesitate   for a mo  ment  what"  he   should   do.      He   went  straight out and fetched her home,saying  no word, good <>r bad, concerning past or  future, as they came. Ho had taken- her'  back. Could she over forect his tall figuro srriding swiftly through the ooonibe.  and shouldering hcrbundle.niaking a gesture, to her to follow,- till on entering th?  village ho had fallen back aud wal 1.3.1 ���������  rjeside her.  And now thc moment had come wheu  they must ��������� look in- each other's eyes,  when lie must show all noble as ono who  forgives by reason of- the Godhead that-  is in liim, or pitiful as ��������� thrf weak flesh  that shuts his eyes to tho vileness of.  what ho loves, lest that delicate morsel  of pleasure bo taken from it and ho -��������� bo  left in hungering. Tamminy had picked  up and put on tho cotton apron thai  she had flung down, how many years  ago? when she thought that' in throwing  off her duty to him she could throw off  mother's lovo also and all that a good  woman holds dear.  And now Steve an 1 sho were sitting  opposite each other at tho table, and between them the little fair heads were  bobbing over their mugs of milk'and tho  childish voices were chattering. Itwas  all just as though sho had novbr been  avay at all, and already thc children's  grief was forgotten nnd their little world-  was full of joy again. ��������� But Taiuuiiny  neither ate nor drank, and seoini? that  Steve's meal was also but pretense, she  lifted her head at last and spok<\  "Eh, Steve," sho said, pitifully, "why  did 'ee take me back?"  "For the children's sake," he said, but  sho shook her head, for his voice did uot  ring true.'  "Eh, but I misdoubt mo you're plny-  in' wi' me," she said, sadly.1 "G'ce ino  my punishment, lad; hue it out wi' me.  but don't go about softly, wisbin' me  dead. Well enough I know I ha' brnk'  your love, but whiles ago 'twas you -that  bruk mine. An' I danrna say ought to  'co or be jealous of 'eo again, for-I'vo  ta'en away tho right to say anythln'."  ���������"Tis ill work talkin' o' love atwixt  you and mc," ho said, roughly. "You  look after the little ones, I'll look after  the work,-an' the shed'll dofor me to lie  in, an' to take our bite an' sup together  won't poison us."  He had risen and was looking out at  his nets. His man's world had' to -be  faced and conquered;.aiid he' meant tri  get over it at once, and s.art fair and  sqiinre with tho new life iu the morning.  Turning in the doorway lie looked back  to where she stood, her little ones clinging about her knees, eyeing, him with,  hostile glances, conscious that in soaio  way ho was hurting "Mammy."  "Let things bide," he said .with a  sternness that well-became hini, and tho  woman's heart thrilled, for he was master alike of himself and of her. "I've  put 'eo back in your own placo, an' the  man or woman who says nay to that '11  answer to ine for it, but if ��������� over your  lover conies sneaUin' round, I'll kill the  pair o' 'ee���������tliat will I afore God."  The door closed sharply, hut the echo,  the manlier of his words remained behind him, and with a - sudden wild gesture of astonished joy, "Aw, but - he's  jealous," she said in awe-struck tones;-  then snatched up thc children in a sud-:  den exuberance of joy and gave, herself  up to a feast of love with them that only  ceased when they wero abed and asleep:  She c.nne slowly down the stairway,  binding up ber disordered hair as she  caine; then, in" the middle of the room,  suddenly threw out her grand arms with  a gesture of profounde.-it content, gazing  'around her as if tho humble room were a  palace and ins contents beautiful beyond  compare. A shephered and shepherdess  in delft stood on the chimney shelf,-ono  of Steve's "fairings" during courtship,  and Tamminy picked them both up and  kissed them heartily, then went around  the place touching this and that homely  article of everyday use, with keenest  pleasure, for every pot nnd pipkin formed  a link in the chain that: bound her to  her old life, once so vilesotnp, but now  dear and beautiful in her eyes. No matter under what conditions, this was  home,'and but a few hours ago she was  an outcast under yonder sky, hungering  for hor children, and with only tho  mercy;of one man to come between her  and hell.. And he had not passed her by.  Christ himself had not shown n more  divine���������forgiveness���������than���������did���������this���������poor���������  fisherman upon whom Tamminy in ber  awful despair, or, as others said, in her  hardihood, had cried out, and not. in  vain, for he had come to her instantly,  and by walking beside her through the  village mutely made her quarrel with  the world around.  And uow he had gone out to face gibe  and sneer, and Steve's pride had always  been his besetting sin, and blows would  be struck and ill-blood gotten - between  him and his .fellows, but the women's  tongues he could not silence. Cassandry's  least of all.  Well, they were even now, thought  Tamminy, and laughed harshly. That  was the fatal mistake a woman made  when she revenged herself on a man,  she only brought herself down to hi.,  level and that of tho other womaii,  whereas sho on thc right side of the  hedge may suffer indeed, but with such  suffering as winnows her 3oul pure.  And then Tamminy smiled.  "Aw, but he's jealous," she said in a  tone of huge content, then turned to go  at her cleaning-up as if she loved it, and  having mado all as neat as a new pin  and put Steve's bread and cheese out  against his return, she di .appeared into  the little lean-to that he had built  against the house, and soon a great commotion-was to be heard inside, and dust  llew through the keyhole and spread  itself over the sanded floor.  Eor all the odds, and ends of a. fisherman had gone into that rubbish shop,  and now they had to . be turned out or  decently hidden. Tamminy was almost  as' black as a coal when at last - she  emerged,.and, having washed off somo  of the dirt, disappeared up the stairway,  returning with first one thing,.then another, a mattress being one of the most  important Items, and when this was disposed of, and fair white sheets and  blankets, added, Tamminy stood hack to  look at her handiwork, then stopped and  pressed .her lips to tlie pillow where  Steve's head was to lie.  "Aw, but I'Umakc it - up to 'ee, my!!  lad," sho said with a sob, then resumed-  her work, and when all was dono and  comfort reigned she took one last journey, and came ;|back dimpling with a  looking-glass that- she propped up against  the wall, and which she further embellished by a faded daguerrotypo repre������ent-  ing herself at sixteen.  "He can I liraw it away if ho've got a  mind to," she said, chuckling like a  mlschevious child at sight of its own  work, and;it was at this momPiit- that  Cassanury,' prowling round, or attracted  by-a light shining through a chink in  thc boards, peeped in.  )      "Aw, but she'vo got no   shame!" naid  Cassandry as Tamminy, carrying a lights  In her hand,   disappeared   into   the   cot-  ttvge.  Half ah hour afterwards   Steve   came THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1S97  ___se  in head foremost and Hung himself  spent and blooding into a chair.  "M'appon they'll let her alone now,"  he muttered, fiercely, as ho glanced round  the cottage, so disturbed yesterday, now  restored to its usual purity, with liis  supper set, his pipe and 'baccy beside ic,  and tlie one comfortable chair tho place  affordod drawn close up to the table. But  the hurt in.tlie man's soul was too deep  yet to be soothed by bodily comfort, aud  for a lung whilo he sat with head buried  in his hands, living over again in agony  all tho events of the past few weeks. It'  was dark night now, and was not some  unquiet step moving near at hand, something that held one hand to a heart nerve,  that throbbed and throbbed in pain:''  Presently ho took the light and throw  open die door of the lean-to, starting  back at sight of tho neat bed' chamber  revealed.  "Eli, but she've stripped herself that, j  may lie soft," he muttered, and the  woman who watched from without saw  his wandering gl.-.nce fall on lho faded  daguerrotype, that after a moment's hesitation lie picked up and 1 naked at furtively, as one ashamed. "Tis an innocent face," he s.iirt aloud. "God's curse  on him who spoiled it, and on him as  let her be led into temptation,'' lie added,  turning about with tlie picturo still in  his hand. Not a sound camo from overhead. Shading the light with his hand,  he climbed the stairs, treading on tiptoe  and moving liko a thief in the night.  The stripped bed looked naked in the  distance. On the floor, with her head  pillowed on thc breasts of her children  as they slept on their low couch beside  her and one arm thrown about them,  Tamminy slept. The woman out in tbe  garden for all thc warm summer night,  shivered as she waited iu her jealous  agony, watching with sickening impatience for the gleam of the returning  candle.  At last it came. Steve reappeared in  the doorway and - began to throw his  clothes oft' for the night, but in the  midst kneeled down and prayed.  " God!" he said audibly; "forgive her.  O God! do thou   lorgive   me,   a sinner."  Cessar.dry stole away. She was far  enough from thc heart and lips of Stcvo  that night. Yet when he prayed for himself ho should have prayed for her.  CHAPTER II.  . Tho little fishing village of Vale, innocent of sewerage save what ran down  the stream on one side of its long, unsavory street, actually boasted a church,  to which' the fishing population went,  clean for once, but still redolent of that  smell of flsh that in Yale was never entirely forgotten.  The" K. A.'s and- lesser painter folk,  who mado tlie place headquarters at  some period or othor of their existences,  thought nothing of the smell, only they  objected to living on the origin of it,  and oh'days when no butcher's meat  was obtainable, bid fair to die from a  surfeit of crabs, but invariably recovered.  Church then being an institution, on  the especial Sunday following Tamminy'g  elopement and return the congregation  was well seated and tho advent of parson momentarily expected, when a rijiplo  of excitement, beginning just inside the  church door, spread with extraordinary  rapidity to! the- very altar stops, as Dr.  Treveninck looked down the aisle to dis-  cover the cause of it.  The cause was nob far to seek, with  lmnuVrcds of angry eyes to guide him,  and there on a bench reserved maiuly  for casuals, sat Tnmmnnvwith her two  young children and Steve, his face stern  and "controlled, beside her. Br. Trevcn-  nick saw the whole thing in a flash-  more, ho grasped it as another might not  have done, for ho knew Stove and Tamminy both,their characters making a real  refreshment to him in his labors about  thc place. Both wore so noble, so apart  from the rest of the fisher folk, and both,  alas! hud fallen, the one, in secret, the  other in sight of God and man, and they  had come here humbly, as sinners, to  sit beyond the pale of the righteous and  endure, tho stare of tlie scornful, because  in their simple hearts they must worship  even though they sinned. Br. Trevcnnick  did not preach the sermon   that   day   ho  ���������liad-previously-prepared:'���������Iiistend-hetook-  thctte.xt, "Let him who is without sin  amongst you cast   the   first stone,"   and  ��������� without allusion to   the   woman dragged i  1 before Christ, he preached in a way that i  mado old sins wriggle in men's minds, |  old faults show naked in virtuous women's j  eyes, and when he had done there wus '  scarce a man.or woman  equal to turning   the   glances   on   Tani-  . niiny they had been choke full of when  service began; -���������  , Onco Tamminy lifted up her eyes and  met Cassandry's, full. It 'was an eio- !  quent look, saying much, aii-i before that i  glance tlie woman, respectable in the eyes :  of tho world seemed to shrink up and .  change place'with the wrongdoer, and |  Martha, whom little escaped, chuckled !  in her heart.   ' !  ''Maybe 'twill be yoiir turn next," j  she said to herself as she joined the  group gathered in the churchyard to, dis- j  cuss "parson's sermon,"' a group cn.ni-.j.  posed mainly of women, as Sieve's list j  had taught silence to many a wagging .  tongue during the past f'-w days.  "Aw," said Cassahdry, "liu'vo took j  her back sure enough, an' lie stands by ;  her when she brazens it out at worship-, j  for he bo a man"���������her voico swelled]  out. in a note of curiously mingled ad- I  miration and .personal pride���������"but he !  don't love her no more���������an' ��������� she, bides ;  upstairs with the children, an' he makes j  shifts in the lean-to by nights.",' -1  ��������� "An' how might 'ee be knowin' that; !  less 'ee'd sneaked round to see?" inquired j  Martha with her pawkiest air. ���������. . j  "An' don't the back 'o our garden run  ' down to the back o' Steve's?" inquired  Cassandry, with arms akimbo. "An'  can't I see the light a-shinin' through, at  nights?" " . -  "If 'ce was mindin' yer house 'ee  wouldn't have time for. that," said another woman, drily. "You'd best keep  jnore within door till Pete comes back or  there'll bo a rcckouin' 'ee won't want  to pay," and nodding her head significantly she went her way.  Meanwhile Stove and Tamminy had gono  back tothe divided   life   in   which* they  i constantly met, yet never touched hands.  AU that love could do for his comfort  Tamminy did; all that he could do for  hers and the children's bodily welfare ho  was indefatigabloin doing, and out of  his little store he had bought a ��������� new  mattress that he drove ten miles to fetch  and smuggled in after dark, carrying it  upstairs without a word, sleeping, perhaps, all the better for knowing that she  lay .as soft as lie.  And yet with all this mutual observance, with.the real, deep love there was  for each other in their hearts, and tiie  strong tie the lowly, innocent children  made between them, the pelf-control on  both sides was so g/eat that the attitude  between them was always ono of dignity,  ami listen ns Cassandry   might no sound ;  of strife ever issued   from    tho dwelling, j  And the (iny was to work,   to   smile, to '  show pluck'in,   but   what   of the night,  when apart each tossed and   turned, and  the woman  wept   and   the   man   cursed  himself as  being   the   root   of   this   cvii  thing that had como upon him?  Leaning   against   the   boards    in   the  outer darkness, her  eye   to   tho   crevice.,  of whieh   Steve vms ignorant, Cassandry  would watch him till tho   light   was ox- '  tinguished,   then   linger   on, hearkening  to   his   slight   groans aud cries,  longing  with a pas-.ioii that shook her like, a reed  to bid him unbar the,   door   and   let her ,  take his head upon her  breast   and com- ���������  fort him.    Onco he  seemed   to   l._;������l   ber  near   and   siarled   up witli au    oath   to  chase her away, bub before ho   could un- i  bar the door, she had gone, and the dark '  cottage on the   otlier   side   of   ths   fence  swallowed her up.    "If   I thought 'twas  she I'd   make shift in   the    kitchen " he  muttered as he went buck to bed,  but for  many nights at tor that   scare.   Cas.'iand'ry  never came near tiie place.  -, . i  PART II.���������CIlAPTl.lt I. i  i  whisper  sat on  playing  "Tamminy!"  Tlie  word   came   in a   fierce  from tho wood behind her as she  the cliff, knitting, her   children  ab a little distance from her.  "Aw," sho said calmly, and without  turing her head, "an' what might 'ee be  wantin' o' mo?"  The man who had called to her emerged  Into the open, and in his light summer  nlothes and with a straw hat at the back  of his head came round with an injured  expression and stood before her.  "So ynu are hero," he said, "and a  pretty danco you've led mc."  She. laughed and flourished at him tho  stocking heel with which   she was   busy.  "Kor Steve,' slie said cxultingly, "and  best be on the lookout, my man, for if  ho catches 'ee, he'll pick 'ee up like a  maggot and drop 'ee over thc cliffs."  "He has taken ynu back?" said the  man, as if stupefied, for these, fisher folk  were beyonu him. Had they no primitive  passions���������hate, jealousy, revenge.; was  even lovo unknown to them?  "If you were so fond of your Stove,  why didn't you stick to him?" lie said,  savagely.  "Aw," said Tamminy,- lotting her  scornful glance travel over him from head  to foot, "do 'ee think man an' wifo can't  have a word or two wi'out a stranger  cuttiu' in bowcen 'em? An' because you  was a lord an' thought 'eo could paint a  bit an' I'd make a good modd'c, 'ee was  alius danglin' after me���������an' 'ee just  coinei' the nick o' time an' took advantage o' me, as a good man 'ud scorn to do  an' like the fool I was, tho' I wouldn't  listen afore, I listened then and I went  wi' 'ee."  "And having done so, you belong, to  me, nob him," he said, mortiflpd as a  man, but thrilled as an artist by tbe perfection of her beauty, flawless in the  strong light of the sun. The copper-red  of her hair, the oxquislto coloring of skin  that goes only with such hair, the grand  lines of her throat and figure and thc  black-lashed, black-browed blue eyes���������  where had he before met with such loveliness combined in one woman?  "Aw," said Tamminy, calmly,, "you'd  host go your ways and paint your p'icters,  and doan't look for no more moddles  'mongst poor fisher folk like we. When  'eo asked me to set to 'ee I**hever guessed  th' end. 'Twas all vanity, an' likin' to  seo myself dressed up in your studycran'  bein' told I were a gawdess, and fooled  to my heart's content, for Steve, he was  always backward that way. Them aa  feels can't never'talk about it; butl  never loved 'ce���������'twas Steve I loved."  "So it seomed," said tho man. dryly,  "when you came away with mo "  "Aw," said Tamminy, soberly, '-'that  was Cassandry's doing. I were just ti red-  hot mad woman wi1 th' story she'd told  me about Steve���������as if 'twere his fault,  an' she niver lettin' him alone���������an' a  man ain't a pin the worse, do what he  will, but tho woman takes her shame to  bed an' board .wi' her, an' that's just  what the Almighty meant."  "A convenient creed," said the man'  with a sneer. "And meanwhile "your j  -piefcurc_w.ilL_nevcr_bo_-finished:���������It.-was_.  only sketched inland how am I to givo '  yonr wonderful coloring from  memory?"-!  "Eh, but if :ee loved" me 'ee'd  be ,ablc  to   remember   it," she.   said, scornfully. |  "Stcvo have got, me too deep i' his  heart !  to forget what I   he like, but   'twas   the ,  pieter you wanted, not the woman," she!  girl Tamminy as sho had been before a  cursed woman camo between them, and  that could never be, lie thought, and his  head sank a.s he wont, and tlio neighbors  nodded aud said: "I-Ii������ spirit is breabin'  at last."  "Thero was an unusual liuhb in Tani-  nilny's eye, a brilliant, flush on her  cheek, that evening, whicli Steve was  swift to note, and account for���������sho had  seen her lover in spin, of his warnings,  and would undoubtedly sec hinf'ngain.  Ife read the intention in every quick  (.���������ned movement' of her lithe figure, in  tlie wll.lness of the laugh which she  mingled with the children's, and tbe  man's heart sickened within him, though  more for herself than others.  For there had been times when, look-  in!!- in his wife's face or watching her  wiih than minute ob.-'ervation that is informed only by jealous love, hu had not  dared to think of her as sinful, and if  ever a man should know the difference  between a good and a bad woman ib  should bo he, who had so intimately  known a typical instance of each. P.r.t  to-night Steve realized that the world's  verdict was just, that thc reckless fever  whicli had swept her away before was in  her veins again, and that for thc sake of  the little ones, if not for his, a. strong  band must be put, out to save her from  herself. A dereliot, she had yet come  into safe anchorage within the harbor of  home, and now sho was willing to cros.  thc raging bar once more and put out in  her frail cockle shell to sea, there to go  to pieces, as, God hell) them, women,''  aud men, ay, did every day.  He sat with bowed head at thc table  listening to her light foot as she put  the children to bed overhead, to her  voice as she talked with them, and the  thought-went through hini that she would  take them with her when she went, and  that he would come homo one day to  find'the place empty. Had she, indeed  repented of leaving them behind?. Had  her return only been a ruse to regain  possession of them and then rejoin her  lover?  Tamminy's face gavo the lie to the  thought, as she just then appeared, bet  face rosy with the little ones' kisses,  their simple prayers still sounding in  her ears. Seeing him sitting there so  stili, her face changed; bub intensely  c.inscious as each might be of the other,  the boundaries- of mutual reserve wero  never overstepped, so she merely took up  the half-knitted stocking and sat down  by the open door to work.  Never did a woman look more lovable  than she at her homely occupation, and  it suddenly flashed into Steve's mlnO  that if she were going to leave him  again sho would not be knitting him  that stocking, And the words ho had  been iroing to say to her died on hi.  lips, and even in thought became sacrilege as he looked on her face. So they  sat silently on till the gloom became  darkness,. and with a sigh Tamminy  arose and put her work away. Somehow  iu that quiet hour Stove and she had  come nearer together than they had ever  como since a certain dnv when Cassandry  and she had had a ce. o :i conversation���������  and Lord Allandale had profited by the  results.  there   who felt i".aihled, indifferently.  Steve had his own reasons for taking  yau back," he said, his wide experience  of women utterly routed by the specimen  before him, yet .instinctively turning to  what was usually thc safest draw.  "Aw,"' said Tamminy, , composedly,  "you've played that tune ower long and  I'll dance to it.no more. Cassandry's no  more in his life than you aro i' mine,  an' please God the love that was -.first  shall   he last a-twixt us two."  The man laughed.  " You are still mad on some points,"  ho.said, "and you can't see that he took  you back to hide his own misconduct, for"  your lips r.r^ closed now. In the eyes of  the world"���������he waved his hand toward  the fisher village close hidden in the deep  cutting of the roek���������"you are oven."  -"But God knows," said Tamminy simply, and called.the children to'hrr, and  over their heads looked at hiin with a  pity upon which liis manhood shrivelled,  leaving to him only tho resource of his  fine manners, as he bowed low an I left  her abruptly, stumbling over Cassandry  in her hiding place as lie went.  His face was black with mortified  vanity and something more, foy Tamminy, dressed In all the charms of resistance," was more ��������� desirable even as tho  woman than the model, and Cassandry's  words, as sho drew liim out of earshot,  fell comfortably on his ear.  "'Tis a lie tlinb Steve ha' 'forgiven  her," whispered the fierce, black eyed,  Miirillo-liko girl, "an' if. 'ee go away,  come back, an' .'ee'll  got yer pieter yet."  More conversation . followed betwean  the worthy pair, and it was with a light  heart that Cassandry by and by descended thc winding path that led to the village, while- Lord Allandale struck out  across the cliffs in the direction of Trask.  Steve had been out fishing all day, and  as lie came in with the tide the beauty  and peace of- the evening hour smote on  his spnses and his heart was lifted up,  ouly to be dashed again cartnward by a  sudden thought.  For so it is that a' man will sin, yet in  his own eyes be clean, yet if Ills wife follow his example and sin also, there is no  Jordan that will wash him clean, and  the shame and defilement of her sin will  eat like a corroding ru-^t into his heart,  turning the joy of life to ashes between  his teeth. Therefore. Steve took no pleasure in Hearing thehome nestled in with  its !iack to the cliffs aud the half-opened  door, with the two curly heads peeping  ai-ound it for "daddy."    He wanted   hii  CHAPTEK  II.  Through tho chink in tlie lean-to a  little stream of light fell on Cassandry's  dark face as she looked in to see Steve  carefully placing under his pillow thi\  little, daguerrotype Tamminy hail set up  beside his glass.  Cassandry's eyes flashed and . sh_  knocked at the . door, not loudly, but  imperatively,-and Steve's voice called  out "Who's there?" from inside.  She answered by knocking again, but  when he remained silent sho disguisud  her voice and demanded entry on a matter of the most vital importance to himself. "Aw,.'tis you, then?" said Steve,  with infinite scorn in his voice. "I  thawt as.much; but 'ce may knock forever���������'eo don't come in here. Get home  wi' 'eo, woman, or I'll call Tamminy  clown to shame 'ce. An' well it is poot  Mike's far away this night���������as good, a  lad as iver stepped, wi' a heart too good  for the likes o' you to play wi' an] in.  to break.  Mav God forgive us both!"  '"Tain't the likes (V Tamminy as-'ll  shame me!" whispered the girl fiercely  through the thin do.ir on the other side  nf which Steve stood. '"Taint Mike  that's the on'y fool about his wife, foi  Tamminy's just waitin' her opportunity  to slip off again . wi' -her fancy man  -what she spent all th' afternoon on the  cliffs wi' this afternoon while you was  flshin'."  - She wished that she could seo his faco.  .The silence "on the other side of thc door  was profound;''  "If 'co don't believe me, go out wi:  the boats to-morrow niornin', and- slip  ! homo ������3'jn an'_." up to the cliff beyond  'Creaii m Ground, an' you'll see what  you'll see, an1 what you've forgiven an'  taken back an' set up as a 'xample ti  me." ' -  "Listen!" said Steve, stonily.    "Whatever my wife is or may  be is our work���������  your's   an' mine.    Slie   wero as   good a  girl as   ever   stepped   when   I took   her,  an' would be now but that when she found  out thar, I, who'd sworn   to   ho   faithful  ' to hor, were   untrue   she   just   couldn't  i  liear   it,    an',    bein'    so     high-spirite.i,  throwed herself on   thc   first   man   that  ; come, along.   Jlut she repented quick, an'  rl'll niver believe  she'd   do   it again, an'  .  if she wanted to I wouldn't let her."  Cassandry laughed insultingly.  '"Tis well to ha' .a   good   stomach for  daintier folks* leavin's," she   said, "an'  I  'tis ill work'for a mau   whose   trade lies  to sea to mind a   gay   wife" that flaunt';  ashore."  ���������    - "Silence, woman!"   cried   Steve   fnri-  1 - ously. "' Who iver saw Tamminy   flams?  ,. She alius stayed to horn'- an'minded that  an' tho little uns.    'Twas ' thc man that  , sought out her, not her. him.    If 'eo had  been as backward   wi'   the   men -as   she  thcre'd be two sinners   less in this warld  , to-night."  "Eh,',', said Cassandry  piteonsly;. "but  ' we was sweethearts   together   afore   iver  Tamminy came���������a   stranger.    'Ee   liked  mc well enough till she thrawed the spell  over 'ee."  "Xo," said Steve decisively. "I niver  Iuv'd but one woman i' iu"y life, an'  that's Tamminy. An' if she did wrong  a hundred times over I'd stick to her  through thick .and thin. An' knowin'  how I luv'd her, why couldn't 'ee let mo  ,be? An,' she away an" all, an* me. to  my siianii*. drunk. What have she dona  worse nor me? An' often 1 misdoubt mn  if she have iver sinned at ajl when I  look upon her sweet, innocent face.'*  He heard a slight, sound behind him,  and. turning, saw his wife, with arms  outstretched; her faee all transfigured  with passionate love.  "Aw. St.-ve, iad," she said in a whisper, i||-_Hit you're about right. I ha'  ���������loti" 'ce no wrong. How could I Iiavs  come back to 'ce if I had?"  He leaped into her arms, and as they  clunjj.t'.gether the caudle siiluttered and  wont out. On the other side of the door  lhey heard a faint- moaning; as of somo  wild animal timed by pain, r.v.d Tamminy shuddered as she drew hini away  through the darkness into tlio kitchen,  wl ere lhey sab down side by sido. .  "Aw, poor soul!" she said, "she loves  'ee. Hut when she come here crowin1 an'  tellin' me of all that had passed atwei-.n  'ce ib bruk my heart,, for I thought 'ee  luv'd her back, an' how could 1 hide  along wi' 'ee after tliat? 1 couldn't  speak, for her shame wero your'n, an'  tli' little uns didn't count for nnthin', I  were just mad and Iir- for Iiedlam, an'  th' devil sent th' painter chap to my door  that very day���������ho tried to mako love to  mo afore���������an' I told him I was going  away for good. An' ho up an' says,  'Will yo' coiihi wi' me?' 'Yes,' says I,  an'-throwed off my apron (thc children  were asleep) an' made up a bundle, an'  walked down th' village wi' un as bold  as brass. I.iifc folks know he were  makin' a pieter o' mc, an' wo got off  wi'out nobody bollcrin' arter us, an'  walked 'cross the cliffs to Trask. 'This  is my wife.,' says he at. his inn, an' they  smiled quiet-like, an' bowed an' scraped  an' seemed to know mn���������as well they  might, seein' th' sketches o' mc littered  all about th' place. But I saw him pick  up a glass an' look out t' seo for th'  fishi'n' fleet, and then���������then I heard tho  children eallin', an' there was you  waitin" your tea. An' when ho tried to  make love t' mc���������aw, don't 'ce think I  know what love, real love, he? 'Tis' the  music wc women make to one man's  voice���������like the dance drawn out o' the  children's feet by the playin' pipes,  whether they will or no; an' what wo  loved first we lovo last, for that is so,  lad, thar somethin' draws us to a man,  an' we may full out wi' hiin an' hate  him, hut if we be true winnnin we  conies back to what we trowly loved at  first, spite o' all that 's  gone   between."  "Eh, bub there was my fall!" groaned  Steve, his strong arms wound fast about  her.  "Aw," she said simply, "you was a  man. An' I be but a woman, an' such  things ain't for we. I thought I could  do it, but I just couldn't. Something  roso up in me that wasii't me an' you  might ha' cut mo in pieces but I couldn't.  They heard it as they talked, though  no stir of wind was abroad���������that low.  moaning sound that wailed round the  house like some outcast thing which  longed to enter, but knew itself barred  out from love and joy. And involuntarily Tamminy clutched Steve's hand tight.  "Eh, 'J'amniiny," said Steve, sadly;  "but I thought there was two o' us sinners, an' there be on'y one. How will ye  bide to put up wi' mo, air the neighbors'  scorn���������for they'll nivor believe anvtbin'  but what's ill o' '������.?"  "There's Mike," said Tamminy when  all was quiet again. "He just dotes on  Cassandry, an' if you wasn't hero to be  always measured wi' ' him p'raps she'd  come to be fond o' him i' time. Id's  wt.naerful how a woman Ml get used to  a man in time. An' nobuddy '11 ever believe i' me here now, so I Was thinkin',  lad, that if 'ee could bear it we'd sell up  our bit sticks an' go down Plymouth  way, where father's folks lives,' and- begin our married life o'er agon."  For a moment or two Steve did not  speak. He loved the fisher village. His  earliest associations, ail the habits of his  life, were bound up in it. But he loved  Tamminy moro and consented.  When ho wa3 soundly sleeping that  night Tamminy wrapped herself in het  cloak and sought in thc garden for Cassandry, but thc woman was not there.  Pushing through the little fence, ������li_  easily gained the kitchen of.the house beyond, iu which ii lamp was b.irning that  showed Cassandry, sunk in exhaustion on  thc settle, sound asleep.  Cassandry lifted herself dully, th.  misery that, sleep had extinguished in hoi  eyes returning to theni. . Thon, seeing  who it was, she laughed harshly,  stumbled to her feet, and, dropping a  low   courtesy, said insolently���������  "Birds o' a feather flock together.  There ain't much to choose, betwixt Tam-  minv Fletcher and Cassuiidrv Benshaw  now!" ,,     '-   . --    '   -  "That bo -true enow," said Tamminy  sadly. "There's the sin o' th' heart an'  the sin o' th' body; liViippen'tis all  alike afore God. "But I be goin'-"'way7  Cassandry, an' Steve, he be connn', too:  an' afore we part I want to mako fren's,  so as we can think kind o' each other,  th"' we niver meet agen."  "Xo," said Cassandry, folding hoi  arms tightly on her breast: "I wunnot.  If I. was goin' wi'.Steve an' you was left  behind I'd lovo 'ee. But 'tis you that has  had tho top o' everythin' all through, an'  He th' leavin's. An' I'll niver forgi'o 'ee,  ah' 1*11 enrsn 'ce to my dyin' day!"  "There's Mike," said Tainlmny.  "He'll bo back any day now, an' he  loves every hair o' your head, an'-'twouUl  break his heart to know all that's passed  You've* only got to bo kind to -hinr _s_.ii!  "make it up to him," she added pitifully.  "God knows I don't want to make 'ee-a  deceitful woman, but'wbaur's the good o'  goin' to wrack and ruin o' confessin' to  what you've don' an' brc.ikin' a- good  man's heart? So long as"'ee confess to  God an' are real sorry th: t's all as is  asked or expected o' a sinn.n' soul,1 an'  Mliko an' you may be happy yet,specially  when tlie children come "  "An' what o' yourself?'" said Cassandry,  waveringly, for every woman has a natural instinct t nvards saving herself from  open shamo. "Ain't you to have, no pun  ishment neither?" "i'ain'r. everybody that  eats their cake an' has. it."' '" .__  b'or a full minute the>two women bent  earnest gaze on each other, then:���������  "Eh," but whatever 'ee done, you be a  better woman nor I, Tamminy," said  Cassandry. "But there's Steve to love,  'ee���������while I"��������� She threw herself down  on the settle and.gave way to a paroxysm  of grief.  .  Tamminy crossed   over to her   swiftly,  laying a gentle hand on the bowed head.  "Eh, but it'll come to "ee, my dear."  she said, "an'.when you s?e Mike happy,  an' you've got folks' respedk, an' your  children growing up, you'll' forget Steve  ���������an' so God bless 'ee, Cassandry an'  good-by."  The exhausted woman did not stir.  Yet the beginning of a new life���������a life  hard indeed but' without sin or shame���������  dawned in her as Tamminy's footsteps  passed out into the night.  The sea sparkled in the sun and  showed Mike's shin making for shore,  danced in the eyes of Cassandry and on  her braided hair, as she moved about her  cottage newly redd np against its master's return, and drew the eyes of Stevu  Fletcher as, with Tamminy beside him  and the children playing before, they  climbed the steep cliff beyond which lay  the world and the new life upon which  they were to enter together. 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A First Class Mea_  .. * ^L  At the most reasonable prices at ihe VIENNA BAKERY  and RESTAURANT. ���������  Bread,   Cake,   Pies,   Buns,   Rolls,  Etc.    Also   a  good   assortment   of   Candies   and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  John HUmer,  Proprietor IB a ker Street.  470-12-12-0  C. D. KAXD..        D. S. WALBBIDGE.  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  MINING BROKERS  SANDON,  B. C.  Mines bought and sold, Stock for  I sale in all B. C. mines, Ofiicial Bro-  i kers for Wonderful   Group   Mining  Co.,    Kootenay   Agents  of   Bondholder  Mining  Cjo.,   stock.    Com-  ��������� panies promoted.    Correspondence  . solicited.  122  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's Store,  Aielnou. .427  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  ���������v-______tsrco"cr*v"'___!_B, B.C.  WHOLESALK    GROCERS    AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars. Cigarettei,  Tobaccos, Etc.    .  Prompt Attention lo All ���������rdert.  [_89>  *.  ..i  I  V ���������WV'  __���������'..*'  is  ^HE :MlNE^  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whero no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal sum of $1 is to bo understood.  Kossliinil.  March 11-  '"'BuHi.lo Bill Fraction���������C 1.  Wutorhouso to  .John lt'.nkin, 1. . ���������  ��������� Victory und'l'riuinph���������.IcH'crson Lewis und  Olans Jeldness-to David A Uocle and'A U  McDonald, . . ...  ���������'���������''tjairie���������David A HoKlii'and A lt JIcDonald to  Victory-Triumph Gold Minim. (Jo.,.   ���������  ��������� ���������Alban'ju-S J ��������� Grulfani 'to -Thomas Stout and  William .B.rown.'-l-lO.  Weber���������Johii'Mel.vcry to Charles Hayward:  ��������� Vanttfrbilt���������Thos Cavern to'-Gobrgc Cham-  bcr.s, i. i  '-.-. Daly���������George   Moore" to  Ivooteiiay - Safety  ' Sold-'Mining Co, ��������� -^  MWrcK 12-*;'     . '   ,    "' V '^L      "  Princess'Louise and Prince Albert���������J" Bur-  : i-hlg^j to Joseph U.McAilthur; S215U,   -.     ��������� ���������   ���������  March" 15��������� '  " '    . "s-  ���������'"���������Shcrbrooke'and Yellow Stonc,Uobcrt Mtchan  to Alex MclCcnzic.  .. .(Mississippi, A.W Johnson to James Hunter,!..  "' Columbia, James Hanson to John Peterson.  Columbia, John Peterson to G A Pounder.  Trixie Fraction,.) B Milicr to Peter R Wright.  Ida, Edward Peters to Alonzo W Spooner.  .Loiustor   Light, James  Longlcy  to John S  Clute, jr., i.  Albany, Willin m Brown and Thomas Stout  toAVnvHarp, 1-10.  Mary Farley, Fred Knimmer to S J Smith, i.  WEEKLY STOOK REPORT.  New Denver.  March 2-  :   Allcgash���������L it Chase to J A Otto, 1, $...  Bloomer Girl���������C  C  Bennett to  A Allayne  Jones and C E Bennett, ..  Karl J, Katie J.v Detective 1���������Peter M Schon-  ' berg to Kitty Schonberg.  .   Tho Columbus���������Michael Ryan to Randolph  j Whitfield and Thos Llewellyn Metcalf, $_0O.  - March 3��������� "     **"  Toothpick Fraction���������Nora O'Conner to James  Graham. 1-3.       -   -  Humbolt���������-Peter Grant to Maggie Hughes, I.  Amazon���������L ,C Turcott to John '.Knight. J.  Tallahossie-Samuel Brown to N" K Franklin  Victoria���������John Power . to Dunstiu MePhcr-  son,ilJJ,';   i '  !  March''!-**-; " *  Morning Star���������Thos Mulvey to W It Cloin-  inU.i.'-.'  Perth���������James Stewart, to Howard It Cameron  Dominion���������10 W Nettleton to J D b'arrell. I.  Prince Alexander���������Clias   Neuhaus to John  McQuillan.   .  Pirategro.up���������Thos Marks to Edwin Wallace  $10 U0O.  Manhattan--and Swarthmorc���������Win Glynn  and James Moran to H A Barton, option.'  rhMarch 5��������� .,     -'���������:;���������'���������  Denmark���������Frank Hansen to Peter McDougall, i-3.      .__...:  " ���������  De'nHiark���������Potcr McDougall to Samuel GinU-  *   burger. ���������", -  Ashland���������D Bongard to Samuel GinUburgcr  Ashland���������Sam GinUburgcr to Henri Langis,  Juggler���������John Sloan to John Vallance.  Hurley���������Same to sumo.  Noonday, Foiirlli of July Xo 2 and Grey  u-tiiurle No 2���������Jas Ferguson Armstrong to Byron  -.���������NAVhitc;!f2!0.  Silver Boy���������W II Robinson to Lee Coombs, J.  Henderson, .Douglas,   William,   John   and  Goldburg���������Thos Daniels et al lo Jas Francis  McLaughlin, option, 810,000.  ���������. Monitor Nu >3���������J-McKinnon and C II Locer-  ."son to J K Clark,'81000.  *������������������ This" Juiiglqr' and. Gettysburg No 2���������M Mc-  ���������" 'Andrewrf.-Jno'V'allance and W L Smith to J K  Clark;"t(>000.   '*- ���������  Mai-eh 0-  Thc   Emporium���������Thos llurtean and Cnurch  "'*��������� J'osl'or to J D Farrell and P J Huckey.  ' :,   Cable���������Frajik Hansen to-Phillip J Hickoy and  Edward J Bowman, i.  Silver Casket���������L- M 'Spencer and Frank Le-  ���������vett-loGeoK: O Taylor;l-SrllSO. ���������'-   ���������..-* -, Atn.won and*Tyro���������Nellie Dol'.mey to Joseph  C Harris. STOW. .-.���������  Silver Bell.and Hustler���������Duncan It Irvine'to  Johii1Bryd_.i, .:*  " Bimetallic���������G L Estabrooks to John Hughes,  1.  March 8���������  Silvertip No 2, Lako View No 7���������E McLennan  to Mrs E Manuel, \; ���������  Tho Nelson Fraction���������Alexander Sproat to  W II Robertsop. :'���������*"-  '       Tho Cordelia���������A T L Blackwood et al to Dry  ..Belt M __:___. Co. -    ..  ,." /'Cordelia���������Etl ward Burns to MAV Bruncr, }.  *'      Clara-Mborc��������� John H Weruley to Mrs J H  "Werelcy. i, $50. ������  _Alps-Mary  A Wright-.to W J McMillan, i,  Tlie Newport���������Jtn'nie kmijip to Geo H Petty  Uulko-K.l.viu.l Melley to: It'A Bradshaw, A.  **'    ._'-'���������     '������������������������������������   ���������*"���������'������������������    '    " '���������  Kaslo.  . AJurch a-r^..- -j,-.   . ��������� i ><������������������.���������   * "��������������������������� ���������  Charleston   Consolidated��������� II Cody lo R T  ������������������-  Green;'!_��������� $2,000.      ���������"   '.".'���������.--  ���������March _'-'"   ���������***���������"   " '*  Winnie   Mcltne,   Lily  May  Warren  Mine,  Darling,'VnnNess.-SiinrUe and Iron Queen���������.1  .:.':  B Dabney. WM-McCrao. H N Davis and C B  -. Bird to W'HSherrod.  ' *���������' ' Alameda and Sir ChaVles���������George Smith, I) L  stock at some unknown and unspecilled time.  ��������� Olihola-John Hymiin to J T Kennedy, I, $300  ��������� 'in'goods. '    ���������"  . Olihola i. Due Bill 1-7, Hantry _-.' T Kennedy  to Anson Wljenllcr. .......  Silver Bear���������Wm'Hanson. Uno Olson audi)  Johnson to F J. Walker,.-._J1500 cash and other  considerations.'  ���������UN A���������R '1* Green to Tim K Cronin, 1-3  -   Humming Bird���������1 yMcLcan to T K Cronfn, 1-3.  Onoka���������Tim K Cronin to L McLean.-  .    B N A���������lt T Green to L McLean, 1-3.  ��������� ��������� ��������� Onoka���������Tim K Crortinto lt T Green 1-3, SjOO'J.  _ Humming Bird���������L McLean to R-T-Green, 1-3,  $5000.      - ���������  Lucky Boy, Monte, Carlo, and. Cariboo���������II  Geigerich lo Luke Sw'cetser.  ���������   ..".Black-Hill���������Win K Lcighton to Simon Leiser  !     _,������->..     '  March 9-        ���������_....-  Eva May���������A D Williams to 'Raymond B  Pemmett, J.  Ilattie L���������Wm K Lcighton to Raymond B  Pemmett, i.    .     ��������� v.  ' Lake Sh'cfrc���������R M Kenyon to J C Yuill. ..  LakeShoro, Lake View���������J C Yuill to It W  "-'*' '- Butte','Jose and Eureka���������N C.Criswell to Ed  Hicks, W II Gatward and C K Clark, \ each in  each. -        - "       .  Mfcrcli'lO���������,  -"  ���������T'futh���������Henry Cody to Leander Shaw, ������100.  Granitc-J C Yuill to 11 W Yuill, I  During the past week Kootenay mining  stocks have received more attention from  the investing public than hns been the  case for some time. The demand for  shares iu the better class of companies  has been, particularly noticeable and  there is every indication that the volume  of business in this respect will continue  to. increase. The brokers of Kossland  realize that they' cannot attend to orders  quickly and to aclvaut'a'ge without the  medium of a stock exchange and have  prepared to establish one without delay.  They will undoubtedly' experience much  benefit from such an' institution and will  obtain' a large portion of the business  that is now trausacted in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria and Spokaue.  It is uot unlikely that maoy of the Spokaue brokers will move to Rossland as  soon as the exchange is established.  Reference to the letter of the Miner's  Loudon correspondent, published on  another page pf this issue, plainly indicates the growing interest that is being  manifested there'iu B.C. mines and we  may reasonably*' expect to see much  Euglish money 'invested in Kootenny  duriug the coming summer.  There has been considerable trading iu  Deer Park..- and Commander during the  last few days and while the former after  considerable fluctnatiou remains at the  same figure as' last week, Commander  has jumped from 15 to 21. EveniDg  Star has advanced from 12J^.to 14 and  Palo Alto is now quoted at 10. The  holders of 1'hoenix now ask 16.  The prices of Slccan stocks remain  about tlie same as last week.  THE SLOCAN MINES.  .'&  District Around Saiudou is l-i-coiniiis  a.'-Ci'rt'Sit (Jciitre of.'T_i.._���������i'ost, to  ���������������������������.,..'?-���������.'.'..'.'..:. ���������Mining' Moil; ���������::������.l:yY-YyY-  Companies.  No.  of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  NULSO.V.  Hall Mines      3oo,ooo  Exchequer  l.ooo.ooo  KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   I.ig Three ���������.  IJutte   ...i_t.Can_Goldliold!  IJ. C. Gold King...  Klucbird   I.ruce   Caledonia Con   California   C. & C   Collie Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown I'oint   Deer I'ark   Delacoln   Delaware   -Eastern Star   Enterprise   Erie   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great. Western   Ilattie Urowii   Helen   H igl i-Ui_.-....������������������.-  Iloinestake .'.  Idaho...-   Imperial   Iron Horse   iron Mask   1 XL   Independent    Josie '.   Jumbo   Knight Templar   Kootenav-London ..  Leltoit   Lily May   Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star   Nest hi������g   Northern Belle   Novelty   (). K   Palo Alto   Phojnix-.   Poorman   Red Mouiitain-viuw  lt. IC. Lee   Red Point   Rochester   Rossland, Rod Mt..  Rossland Star   St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue \   Hon'n Cross it W con  .Sultana   Trail Mining Co  Union.'   Virginia   War Eaglet   WestLe Roi....  White Hear... ;  Young British Am'n  1  1 oo  Amusement.. "-'  v-i'The Empire entertainers, uuder the  management of Adolph Howard will be  here ou Monday and Tuesday evenings  and promise a good entertainment. They  advertise a high class aggregation of the  be3t talent in America including Albini,  the '��������� marvellous'* magician,   mimic   and  .WXSW'OI.TM.  Dellie :.'   Ellen   nOUXDAI-Y.  Old Ironsides   CAMl*   MCKIXSI-Y.  Cariboo I   ItlSVKLSTOKI..  Orphan Boy   . SLOGAN'.  Alamo   Cumberland.........  Dardanelles   Grey Eagle...;   Idler   Kootenay-Columbia  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  2,5oo,coo  1,000,000  1)00,000  1,000.000  50(.,ooo  2,000,000  Soo.ooo  7oo,ooo  000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,500,000  500,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  2,500,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  -^000,000  1.000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  700.000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  000,000  000,000  1,06*0,000  750,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000,000  1.000.000  2,000.000  1,000,000  ,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  1.000.000  500,000  000.000  1,000,000  2,500  fioo.ooo  000.000  000,000  000,000  2.000,000  1,000,000  "00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 CO  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1/00  I 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00   1- 00  000.000  00,000  1,000,000  . 75o,ooo  1,000,000  loo  Minnesota 11.000,000  Xoble five Con.."... j 1.2oo,ooo  Con.  Rambler  Reco...  Slocan Star   Sunshine ,  Wonderful   Washington   NOI-TIU'OHT.  Red Top   1,000,000  I.ooo.uoo  1,000,000  50.000  1,000,000  l,ooo,ooc  1.000.000  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  0 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  a 00  -   1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  I 00  1  00  ,   1  00  -I 00  1  00  loo  Too  loo 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  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  ���������3 0 10  0 1.)  0 10  0 15  0013  0 10  0 10  0 10  ' 0 10  0 15  0 05  0 __���������_  0 21"  0 51  0 20  0 01  0 12  0 20  0 20  0 01  0 11  0 10  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 1(1  0 10  - 0   3  ---_0--H-  0   ������i  0 051  0 20  0 12  '    0 00  - 0 48  0 55  ���������    0   31  0 10  7 50  0 20  .     0 13}  0 21  0 lo_  ���������"  0 074  0 15  0   71  0 30-  0 10  0 Hi  0- 11  0 12  0 lo  - 0 10  0 21  0 10  - 0 (J!������  , 0 15'  0 li  0 20  0 10  0 13  0 1 .IJ  0 20  OOli  0 li'  0   7?  0 09  Special correspondence to Tin-: Mis������i:u:  Sandon, March 19.���������The Kuth mine  hns nearly completed arrangements for  shipping iu balk over the K. & S. l.'y.  J. J. llnilerty hns charge ot the Galena  f um in the absence of Mr. McDonald.  1_. McDonald of the Balmoral Hotel  has gone'East to visit his home in Glengarry, Ontario. _,  Constable Christie has beeu stationed  at Slocau City and his placo taken by A.  G. Hamilton of Moosimen.  A very fine showing, containing considerable grey copper has just been disclosed ou the face of the R. E. Lee.  Several lots have changed hands lately  in the upper portion of Sandon, some  very fair prices being obtained.  As soon as there is sufficient water  running at the Washington mine, the  concentrator will be put into operation.  Leighton and Williams have made  their first payment for. the purchase of  the Argo and -will-'shortly commence  development work ou tho property.  The "Cornith" a property below the  Reed and Tenderfoot is shipping ore  over the Idaho tramway. About twenty-  five men are employed at tlie mine.  The chief interest in Lilly B, Portland  and Oregon lias beeu bonded to' Messrs.  Coleman & Evans of Vancouver. They  are not far from the Arlington.  . The Black Hills, a claim on Kaslo  creek near the old ten mile house has  beeu bonded to Messrs. Kerr, Leiser,  Goodacre & McGregor, of Victoria, who  intend stocking it for a million dollars.  Jas. McDonell, of Toss & McDonell,  contractors, lost his father la9t week at  his home in Lake Diiuphin. Deceased  was one of the best known contractors on  the C.P.R.  The air compressor in the Star mine  in No. 5 is working well aud averaging  about forty feet per day. The tunnel  will be run about 400 feet further to  strike the vein at tbe depth of 650 feet.  Ira W. Black has given an option on  bis hotel here until the 15 of April to  W. H. Leslie of Toronto an old and  popular hotel man who will undoubtedly  make a great success of the business  should he.take up the option"  Tho provincial government lias  appropriated money for the construction of a wagon road from Siiverton  to the headwaters 'of Four Mile creek.  Many valuable mining properties will  be bunelitfccd by the road.  A number of wealthy men of Findley,  Ohio, have incorporated a company  under the laws of Washington, to work  the Bolander property on Cody creek,  below the Noonday. The papers of incorporation were signed this. week and  the company will begiir operations at  once. ......  The Goodenough and Grey Copper  mines have been orgfinized into a stock  company and shares will.be offered for  sale here on the 25 inst. The owners of  the Goodenough recently declared a  dividend ot 824,000. The incorporators  or the uew company are J. A. Whilter, J.  H. Thompson, J. M. Martin, A. Good-  enough aud D. W. Moore. The capital  stock is 8800,000, divided iuto as many  shares of the par value of 81 each. The  treasury stock will consist of 200,OU0  shares. The officers of the company,  provisionally, are : J. A. Whitter, president and manager; J. 11. Thompson, vice-  president, and I). W. Moore, secretary  and treasurer. The official name ofthe  company is "The Goodeuongh Mines."  '. ELISE L: 1310 G. I. MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining"Division of West  -_ Kootenay ,District:)f*?"Whorb localed:���������On  ������~V. Wild IToi-sc Creek, a tributary oMho. Sul'~  .���������_".. won ltiver and abbu.O liiilcs cast of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  1 ������������������'.-. I-K NOTICE tlmt- 1, John Hirsch, as  . ���������;'.��������� aj?eul. for the Elise 'Gold Mining Company  limited, Krcu Miner's Certilicate No. 7(Ki01, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  tothe Mining Recorder for a certilicate of improvement*!, for tho purpose of ohtainliiK u  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must bo commenced hoforo the issuance of such certllleato of improvement...  Dated this I7th day of January, 1807.  522 JOHN IIIItSCH.  The   Columbia,  nnd   Kootenny  ly and Navigation  Comimny will  "VTOTICE.  __-% Railway    ���������       apply to thc Parliament of Canada nt its next  session for an Act authorizing tho Company to  extend its railway from any point at or near  Nelson* iin-i**" Vrtc_-������,������i,. t_-... %,*_*.._- ... ������_. ..*....,  . thence Easterly to 11 point at or near  Queens Bay; thence Easterly and Southerly to  some point on Kootenay Lake and Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from Robson to  a point on thc main line of the Canadian Pacilic  Kailway at or near Hope in tho Eraser Valley;  and to apply to the extensions abovo described  the provisions of tho Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting thc Company; and for other  purposes.  J, D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C, January 16th, 1897.   520  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  Take notice that I. C. W. Pliilp, will apply-  to the Government Agent for West Kootonay,  thirty days afterdate, for a license to sell liquor  by retail on the premises known as lot nineteen  (10), block live (5) of thc Townsite of Salmo,  B.C., in said district,  C. W. PHI LP.  Dated at Salmo, B.C.  1807.  this 13th day of February  (54-1)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take nolice that I, Thomas J. Kickham will  apply to thc Government- Agent for West  Kootenay, thirty days after "date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail on the premises known  as lot six (G), block Ave (5), of tho Townsite of  Salmo, B.C., in said district,  THOMAS J. KICKHAM.  Dated at Salmo, B. C, this Gth day of March,  1897. ������530>  Wish to aiihoimcc tothe public that they will open a FIRST  : west of A. T. Garland's, Baker street;  A Full Line of Miners' and Prospectors'  Boots carried in stock.  A share of your patronage solicited.   , '"  576 The Nelson Shoe Store.  .lSTELSonsr  Planing Mill,  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  G-JARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE..-^���������  TH057GRAV  CERTIFICATE  OF  THE  REGISTRATION  OF A FOREIGN COMPANY.  "Comi'aniks Act"  Pakt IV.,  Acts.  and Amending  "The  ..niia.liiui  Kins  .iol.l ..lining Cimii-  pany" (Foreign).  The Copper Klnj;.  0 18  0 08  0 2-_  0 12V  0 m  0 _J)  1 3..  a ib  0 03V  0,25**  . 0 10  The Copper King mineral claim, on the  line cf the Canadian Pacific railway 20  miles west of Nelson, is being developed  by the British American Gold Mining  company. There is said , to be a fine  surface showing^of ore on a ten.foot ledge  that assays as high as S56 in copper/  gold and silver. The lead; as far ns  known, i3 continuous and without fault.  A' wagon road is being built from the  mine to the railway track. The company is composed of Montreal and Kossland men, which besides this'claim owns  the Diamond King and Blue J ay.  CHUKCH   NOTICES.  Sunday 21st March, 18i)7..  Chukch of Enoi<and. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7,30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st und 3rd Sundays in the month at 8 a. m; on 2nd aud  4th Sundays,, after Matins. Sunday  School at2.30 p. m.  Fi.esbxti_i._a-. Church. Services at  11 a. in. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Fray er. meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christiuu Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson on'first and last Sundays iu the  month. Sandon second Suuday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Chuisch. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening- at 8 o'clock. - Epwoith League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Registered the 20th day of January, 1897.  IHER-.BY CERTIFY that I have this day-  registered "The Canadian King Gold Mining Company"(Foreign) under the "Companies  Act," Part IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head oft Ice of the said Company is situated at the City of Spokane, in the Statu of Washington, U.S.A.  The objects for which the Company is established are:���������  1. Of buying, selling, leasing and prospecting  for mines of iron, gold, silver, copper and other  precious metals and minerals, and thc buying,  selling and mining and extracting from mines  and ores all valuable ores and minerals, and  carrying on and conducting a general niining  business:  2. Of acquiring, by purchase or otherwise,  such real and personal property and estates as  mav 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 the purposes of t hn Company, and to execute  notes and mortgages upon tho property and  franchises of thc Company to secure the payment, to such amount, and on such terms, as  thc Board of Trustees may think proper:  i. To purchase from tlio subscribers to the  capital stock or stockholders in tho Company  such property, real or personal, as tho Hoard of  trustees may deem proper, and to receive such  properly in payment of subscriptions to the  capital stock to such amount, and at such  prices, as the Board of Trustees may think  proper, and issue paid-up stock therefor:  5. To build and operate mills for thc purpose  of sawing and preparing lumber for the uses of  said Company, and mills for the purpose of  extracting refining, concentrating, treating  and smelting ores and minerals in connection  with the objects of the Company, nnd to do all  other acts and things necessary to carry out  the objects of said Corporation.  .. Tho capital stock of the said Company is ono  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 oilice at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  20lh day of January, 1997.  . |r-s.| .        . : .'   S, Y..WOOTTOS. .   .  (555J       Ki-gistrar of Joint Stock Companies.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw m ix  Nelson  Office and  Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builder^ are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  Gf. O. HUchaijai*)  413  Going East?  tUividcnds paid to date arc as follows: Le  Roi. 5-__..,000: "War- Eagle. ������187.000; Cariboo,  Sl.0,000: Idaho S-O.M.: Slocan Star, $300,000:  Reco $100,000: Rambler S-'O.OOO. Alamo. Cumberland and Xoble Five have also paid- dividends. ...  I-o.-Ianil Stork  5..\<.-li:iii;_<'.  The Rossland Slock Exchange has_been  humorist from the Crystal Palace--Lo____. organized with a capital stock of S^OCO  don,'Eng.; Travelle, the human  handi-  cope; Miss Nellie Maguire, change artist;  111 ICO  shares   at   SiiO   each.   The nine  directors are:   R. J. Bealey, F. W. Holt,  Miss   Lusia  Cludsey,  song   and  dance j *W. A.  Campbell, C.   O'B. Reddin,  E.  artist;   AVm.   Dixon",   the great.eastern ."Kennedy, J. II.  Good,-A. E. Smith, W.  tenor and numerous other celebrities.       J11. Finlaison nnd II. C. Walters.  I  If you are  Do not Forget  "Ire. Imprtait Points  FIRST���������Govia St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service..  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. l'aul read* via the "Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  linese tering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and  friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the "Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. C. Pond, or Gko. S. Batty.  Gen. Pas.'Agt. General Agent.  Milwaukee. 21C Stark St..  .V_.������con<-in. <-70i Portland, Or.  Hotel  Slocai)  Oldest, and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Keadqliarters   For  Commercial ^Travelers  ano fllMnino flDen.  First-Class in all its Ap=>  pointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., ICASLO, B.C.  (551) " 'i  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  40_ .v. .1. ti. Dlcluon. Italtcr St.  FOR W!iS Hi CIGARS  ADDBESS oil  California Wine Co.  NELSON, B. C.  ������  E. S. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po not MoijkeiJ With Wild Gats.  Will be pleased to  answer  any business  enquiries.  M������ Pesprisai) &Co.  Will receive on Monday direct from San  Francisco a car of Lemons, Oranges, Nuts,  Raisins, Canned and Dried Fruits.  The above have been bought at a Bargain and will  be sold at exceedingly Low Prices.  56C  mm  M. R. SMITH fr CO,  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ���������W__RITB3   FOB   _P__BIO_E3  XjIST.  VIOTORIA        -        B.O. (a")  -at-  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds  of Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P. O.   Pox   88.  Telephone  31,  -_M,  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  c    Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at rea-.  o  sonarjle prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    530  Thos. Dunn &; Co., L'd.  NELSON  B. C.  DEALERS IN  MINERS', BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLIES.  I-AK .*>!> BUKET I HON, MIMCKi.' PICKS, BAK A.VD  SHEET STFXL,  MIXKUg'SHOVELS. WIRE KOPEl., . MAXIIXA MOPES,  DV_.A_tUTE   USE A.\D CA1'...  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE /"\l  I9_OI/^OII   X/ETD  CINNABAR  MINING   CO.'S        \-?*U I V/l\OI L. V Calli  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (������33) "V^k-HSrCO U V_E3_R,  _B.  O- THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1897.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  Xelson.  March 12���������  Copper Kins, J.lue Jay���������A I- Dolan to I  Vipond, ... ..ll......  ,   ,  Diamond Kin������-_ Vipond to tho Bntisli American Gold Mining Company 419,900 sliares:  Copper Kiiifi���������Same to same uOO.OUO shares.  Blue Jay���������dame lo fume, 500,000 sliares.  March 13-  Ueavcr-S 13 Yuill to W O Sanford.  Minerva���������J llustio to I' Ssvanson, . on an  agreement lo develop.  Snow Shoe���������C liowinan to II L Murton. (. I'.  Jl.nn, A V Johnson and U A I'ower. _ to each.  Iron King, Universal, Imperial���������11 J5oss to J  ... Stussi, ',.  March 15���������  Valmy-J McNeil to T 11 H Petchford, I  8fl_.  Confederation, Oswego. Kureka, Now Dominion, Queen of the Hills, Strollo. Golden  CharioL��������� W J Noble to f A  liaird and XV H  Hritisli'J.ion���������M Mclntyre to W II Bull.  Toronto, Kino I'Yaelion���������Same to same, i,$IOO  March 1G-  1'hiliidelphia���������M   11  McQuarric    lo   Mary  Deacon, i.  _.inrch 18-  ���������Auroro���������O A Lci-ms to K Hat_.cn.  B and M 1-3, Buokhorn _MI���������J McKenzie to Jl  Kudolpli.  Jl and M 1-3, Buckhorn 2-9���������Same to same.  NKW   LOCATIONS.  .Vclsini.  March 12-  Maiden���������A Main waring Johnson, south side,  5 miles up Lost creek,' adj Montreal.  Kspcranuc���������J Ginae and K L Thayer, 1 mile  from Nelson and A mile west of Kootenay river.  March 13-  City No 2-.I Duhuniel and J Campbell, 2  miles west of Nelson, west extension Nelson  claim,  March 15���������  Ruth���������S W Seed, A "M Seed, W Cramer, \  mile east town of Deer Park.  W Y O D���������Same, at Deer Park adj Good  Hope.  March 1G-  Bay Horse��������� John Ryan, north side Porcupine  creek.  Mountain Chief���������Noil Stuart, north side Iron  Mountain adj Bright Star.  Standard���������Neil Stuart, same, adj Bright Star.  Great   Oommonwcallh���������A    B   Uuckworlh.  Salmon river, I mile cast summit siding, adj  Treasurer,  March 17���������  Rhodes���������P Meagher, on Hall creek on N & F  S Hy, 9 miles from Nelson,  March IS���������  Copper Rock���������-J Wilson, on Salmon river 1  mile south west of Wilson's cabin.  Yellow Jacket���������C A Peterson, on Salmon  river, li miles south west Wilson's cabin,  1'JiAOEK LOCATIONS.  Saliiiii.  March 10���������  Ottomwa���������S D Howell.  Warne���������G Schwinke.  Belfast-G It Liuklatcr.  ,   Dublin-C M Waite.  Cork-J O'Neill.  Limerick���������D Lawson.  Ulster--* I. G O'Driscoll.  Lottie-J II Walter...  March 10���������  Valley���������F P Martin.  Edna J���������C L Hawkins.  Albert���������Hobart Ince.  Kid���������W J Goepel.     -  Baby���������It F Tolmie.  March 19���������  Black Jack���������C French.  Lily���������Axel Milton.  SLOCAN GITY NEWS.  The- Springer ami Lemon Creels  Ill-Uriels  Continue lo Atlravl Capitalists.  Special Correspondence to Tiik j\Iin*i:i..  Slogan City, March 19.���������A policeman Las been appointed for Slocan City  and tho tributary district.  K. C. Graham has sold a half iuterest  in the Legal Tender to J. F. McLaughlin  of Kossland.  Messrs. Meldrum aud Linton of Calgary have bought a lot on Main street-  nnd will build a large store at once.  Another strike is reported in the main  ���������workings of the Two Friends miue on  Springer creek,  The Cultus claim has been sold to C.  L. Huffman of Spokane. The consideration was $4,000 cash.  ���������~Th"e"b"_iilding"bo"om~isVi_i"in_earn_������t7'AT  least a dozeD new buildings  ate now in  course of erection and the number would  be twice as big if lumber could be got.  The dock at Twelve-mile creek is  nearly completed. "A wagon road is to be  built from Twelve-mile to Ten-mile creek  assoon as the season opens.  The British Canadiau Gold Fields Co.,  which .ecently secured the controlling  interest io the Howard Fraction at the  foot of Slocau lake, hns put font teen  men to work gettiug out ore tor -shipment. The mine has already made three  shipments, and assays in it went SlOli to  $140 in silver and gold. ���������  The Silver'Hill Mining company, composed of some of the best wholesale men  in, Montreal, has purchased from the  owners, Sullivan and Clark, the Silver  Uill and Old Chum claims on Lemou  creek. These ciairus hold lhe record in  this camn for high assays. ��������� One made a  few days ago went $5,678 in gold aud 107  f;Z. in silver. Several assays have gone  over* SI000 in gold in addition to this  phenomitjal one. The price paid for the  property is not obtainable but it is believed to be a large one.  *   Application For Liquor Licease. -  ��������� Notice is hereby (j'ivcii that the undersigned  will, at the expiration of 30 days, apply to thc  stipendiary magistrate of West-Kootenay district, for a license to sell litjuornt retail at Thc  Jl. C. Hotel, North Fork of Salmon ltiver.  rWILLIAM BKUWICK,  - \JOSJ-PII CAMPJ__.I.I_.  Dated, North Fork, 10th March, 1S07.       577  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETUKNS FOK 18D7 UP  TO DATE.  ORE EXPOl-TED.  Kossland via Northport...  liossland via Nelson   . 7,07S;|  . 2.1721  .. 4,_lf>  ..      ._>'  Tons ';...  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House  lte.elslokc (Nakusp)...  11,232:|  ..3 Sll.S0l.73  ..   271,111.1)5  Average value per lon, $7(>.50770  lUSS.UIfi.'lS  ntODUOE OK���������SMK--TKKS.  (Shipped)  Nelson (Hull Mines) Matte.  Trail Smelter Matte      TONS  .. 40!) 1  ..___'>_.  NOTICE,  ASSESSMK.NT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  l-KVI-NUE TAX.  _._5_4  Total value, ������97:1,210.2(1  "     "   of ore and niatlc exported, $2,0(12,126.01  OltE SHIPMENTS.  Ucturii* Since Last Week.  VIA   KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo,  Col  ������W  Ituth to Pueblo, Col  ''>  Jackson            "         '���������'  Whitewater to Kverett  <'0  Until to           "             i';';  l.amblcr to Tacoina ;.  Koeo to Denver, Col  '-���������'<  Surprise to Denver   '?  Noble Five to Pueblo   ''!  Goodenough,   to Denver  !���������'  Sunset lo Aurora  31  It I. Leo      "        I**!  Montezuma"         l-'i  Turilt'io  Omaha  I'M  Nol to.Miuo Kverett  'n  Hambler            "           "!  H K Leo to .Montana  l->  811}  Total value, .tiS,228.  Average value per ton, ,81,105.  VIA   NAKL'SI'.  Llaho to Omaha  100  Knterpriso toOmaha    10  Slocan Sti.r to      "       ISO  Huhv Silver to   Omaha  hi  G II Ayland             "          10  Monitor to  Everett  I"  115  Total value, 811,729.  Average value per ton, SlOO.iul.  VIA    NOKTlIVOKT.  Le Hoi to East Helena    Le Roi to Great Falls, JU   Le Hoi to Tacoma   Le Hoi to Everett   Grant G. M. Co. to Tacoma...  O. K. G. M. Co.  142  111  120  111  211  11  5-221  Total value, S17.997.  Average value per lon, $31,1(105.  Total value of ore  exported for thc week,  ������127,951. .  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]    121A  Hall Mines [Matte]     ������l_r  :----*" 183  Valued at $S!)._X.0.?:-I  Value of matte and ore exported for tho  .   week 8217,851.33.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  10        17 -    IS  ..02 ...0_i...021.  19  Mav.-      15  Silver...03  (Bar)  Lead.. . .3.30.. .3 30..3.30: .3.30. .3.30. .330  New York, March 1H-Uar silver 6__. Lead  linn. Brokers price $3.30. Fxehango ������3.421 .'-  $3.47_.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Time Tabic No. 4.      To take effect Feb. 4,1S97.  EAST1IOUND.  No. 4 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Hossland  4:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:00 p.m  No. 2 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Kossland  7:00 a  Arrives at Trail  "-"  .m  8:00 a.m  WESTHOUNI).  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  8:45 a.m  Arrives in Kossland 10:00 a.m  No. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 5:45 p.m  Arrives in Rossland  7.-00 p.m  Connections made with  all  boats arriving  _a.nd___d.epar tin g J!r_om_Trai 1.  General Ofllces:  Trail, B. C.  F. P. GUTELIUS,  General Supt,  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD" NO. I.  NOTICE.  "VTOTIOK is hereby given, that sixty days  _1__N from date hereof, we intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and;,Works  for permission to purchase the following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of  West Kootenay: Commencing ut a post at  the south-west corner of Lot 304. Group 1, Wot  Kootenay; thence west SO chains: thence.north  ���������SO chains; thence cast 80 chains; thence ?outh  SO chains to the point of commencement containing-010 acres more or less.  TIIE HALL MINES Ld.  \   Dated Nelson. B.C., Sth March, IS-17.     '(57_)-  Going West. Daily Going East.  Lcavo ������.00 a. in., Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.3(i a. m.' South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  "_   9.30 a.m.   Sproule's "      2.1..,-p,m.  "      9.51 a. m.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  "    10.03 a. m.   Bear Lake '       1.18 p.m  "-   10.18 a. in.   McGuigan'        "      1.3 p.m  " -10.30 a. m.   Bailey's "      1.21 p.m  "    10.39 a.m.   Junction ���������"    o 1.12 p.m  Aro.   10.50 a.m.   Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice;  For   rates  and  information   rpp >   at the  Company's ofllces.  ROUT. IRVING, R. XV. Till VAN, .  2611   Ttalllc Manager. Superintendent.  .VKr.SOX DIVISION-OL' WKST KOOTEN'AY DISTKICT.  NOTICK is hereby given in accordance with  the statutes, tliat Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes lev led under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1S97. All ot the  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division oC.Wcsl. Kootenay, assessed by me,  are payable at. my ollice at Kaslo, B.C.  Assessed taxes arc collectible at the following  rates, viz :���������  I'Vnir-fifihs of one per cent, on thc assessed  value of real estate other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one por cent, on the assessed  value of personal property. Un so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one and ono.ouarfor of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one half of one per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one nnd three quarters of one pur cent.  Three per cenl. on the-assessed value of wild  land. If.paid on or before the 30th of June 1897:  Threc-lifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land. One  half of one per cent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when such excess i.s over  ten thousand dollars and not, more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one quarter of one  per cent.: when .such excess is ovar twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one pe'"  cent. Two and ono half per cent, on tv.e  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax 83.00 per capita. '  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  ICaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1S97. 527  ioHoul NangitiHi  anfl Mil Go., Ii  Strs.  International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in  efl'oct February 1st, 1S97.   Daily  except. Sunday.   Subject to change    '  without notice.  Lv. Knslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay. Balfour. Way Points  5:30 a.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  liny, Balfour, Way Points  4:40 p.m.  Close connection al, Five Mile Point with all  passenger trains of the N. & F. S. lt. R. to and  from Northport. Rossland and Spokane.  .  ������������������ Lv        (Ar Nortliport 12:30 p m.~j Ar  Kaslo     A   "liossland     3:25pm.-      Kaslo  5:30 a in    ^���������'Spokane      7:00 p in.)     8 p.m.  Lv Spokane 7:00 am .' Ar at Kaslo 8 p m  Lv Rossland 10:30 a in   Lv Northport. 1:27 pm   " "    -   "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage checked lo all United States points.  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr...  Kaslo, Jan. 30,1S97.   Head Ollice at Kaslo, B.C.  "VTOTICI-. The Trail Creek and Columbia  i^ Railway Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an  Act authorizing the Company, in addition to  the railway described in the Act 5S-59 Victoria,  Chapter 07*, to construct a railway from the terminus near Trail Creek Mines described in the  said Act or from any point on the Columbia  River between the International Boundary and  its junction with the Kootenny River; thence  Westerly to a point on Kettle River North of  the International Boundary: and also authorizing the Company lo issue bonds not exceeding  thirty-thousand dollars per mile of its railway;  and extending the time within which the Company's works may be commenced and completed; and applying the various clauses of tlie  Company's Act of Incorporation in so far as  they are applicable to' the railway above described; and for, other purposes.  .    HARRY ABBOTT,  JOHN M1LNK BROWNING;  WILLIAM l<"i.ItP__MAN SALSBURV.  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, D. C, January Kith, 1897.      521    ..  NOTICE.  A SITTING OP TIIK SUPREME COURT  of British Columbia for hearing causes,  maltors and issues whicli are to be heard by a  Judge witli and -withouta Jury will be held at  thc Court 1 louse in thc town of Nelson on Tue's-  (lnv the thirtieth day of March instant, at tlie  hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  ! |Datcd at Nelson this 3rd day of March, A.D.,  1897.  E. T. H. SIMPKINS,  501 Acting Deputy District Registrar.  NOTICE..  "VTOTICE is hereby given that U0 days after  _J3I date I intend to apply to the Hon. the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of unoccupied  Crown Lands situated in West Kootenay District and more particularly described as follows:���������Commencing atthe northwest corner of  lot 527 group one, thence east 40 chains, thence  north 80 chains, thence west 10 chains, thence  south SO chains to point of commencement.  Dated, Victoria, B.C., Eeb. 22nd, 1897.  5.2 W. O. CA1.TI.K.  STATE ORE *  Sampling Works  1'. S. nAILV, I'rcst.  JOS. MONNIC, Sec.  Established  18S0.  A general Ore Market."Largest Works in  Colorado.   Modern  Mills and lHncliliiery at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Blacks Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book;   Address  STATE OKE SAMPLING CO.  Gold Bullion Bought.   317       Eenver," Colorado  West Kootenay Butcher Co.   ,  NELSON,    KASLOV  SANDON  > (-3TJABTZ; CrR-E-EIC.  Fresh and Salted Meats  All kinds  of  cv^-T^'x &  Wliolesale  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICK is hereby given, that sixty days  _*A from date hereof. I intend lo apply to  the Chief Commissioner of I.-1111N and Works  for permission to-purchase the following described land, situated in the Xelson Division of  West Kootenay: Commencing ;it a post al the  south-we������t corner of Lot. "M Group 1 West  Kootenay: thence-west SO chains: thence south  10 chains: thence ea-t SO chains: thence north  40 chains to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  HENRY E. CROAf-DAILE.  Dated Nelson. B.C., 8th March. 1..'7.      (57lj  .   TJE3S*-*****- The Kaslo Branch was opened on Monday, March 15th. K2  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  VICTORIA, B. C.  LONDON, England.  TUENER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers  DEALERS IN ���������  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B .C.  TENTS .,  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  ). M. CAMPION, Secketaky-Tkeascrer.  Telephone 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C, IRON WORKS COMPANY,  SOI.K ..I AM F._..T|]ltl..:_ of nn:  Kendali Uand Mill,  13. C. Sbiujfle Machines,  Steam !_'><_: Haulinj,' M-njliimv,  Marion Ste:ira Shovels,  Improwd Winding Eloist,  River iind ET.ii-lior Drudges,  Kiug Pitching   Machine.  Wrecking Machr t-s,  Ballast U->ioadiii'.., Etc.  - v'_, -: < r . i\������ 1  Itoevp's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cul e Address:    "Cove"'  .-1-M.I.AL    iui:m>kk������.    I...C.1...  r.V.llti,   l-.UI.EIC   MAKKKS.  nnd iMiinufiicluieiH < f  ^11   -I Atilii   il   ..M.tllMI.!.  j*-*-.��������� Mill iiu M.uii e "Woik b  f*"l-.'iiiltj.  All. M'CHK   .ai.i|:.IXT__K������  Keep in Slock a Full Supply of Kn  Rinccrs"nnd Mill Supplies, i ipii^  i.nd _Kiltii.ps,   liiuss tJocds.  Ktu in l'iltiifjf.-, }.tc.  1'slin uto hi   Loilirs m-.d iiuiiie  (ii Application.  Mail   Orders    licccivc  Attention.  rrompt  Telrphou _ Jili.    V.O. Um er . S  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  "^^_.___STOOTJ^r_H!__E?,, _B. O-  All Agreements are tnkeu sulijoct to the approval of the Company nt Vancouver, nnd nre contingent upon strikes, nccideiit������  nnd other delnjs unavoidable, or beyond our control. (:12G)  m  %onbon mu  development anb  fllMning Company  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay, British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia ������������������Companies'  Act,  1890," and amending acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of thq 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. 0.  The Prospectus can be seen at the oflice of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo.     . 435  CAN APIAN "PACIFIC RAILWAY  J___N*D   SOO   PACIFIC   LI 1ST____!.  The most direct route to  PACIFIC COAST, EASTERN AND EUROPEAN POINTS.  Through Tickets to and from all parts of the world.  KOOTENAY TIME CARO.  STEAMERS  AND TRAINS.  ..  In effect February 1st, 1807  SOUTIIl-OUNI.  -. LKAVE'-Arrowiicad, Monday, Wednesday and Friday;   Akiiivk Nakiisji, .Monday, Wednesday and Friday   nJKAVE Nakusp, Tuesday, Thursday  I    and Saturday   "j Akkivb Sandon. Tuesday, Tlnirs-  V   day'and Saturday..  ..?   Lkavk  Nakusp,  Tuesday,  'I'lnirs-  day and Saturday   Al-HIVK Itobson,   Tuesday, Thursday anil Saturday.: .-.  (Lkavk Hobson (for Nelson) Tues-  J    day, Thursday and Saturday   Akhivk Xelson, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday   Lkave Nelson,for Kaslo, Tuesday,  ,    Thursday and Saturday   "j Akiiivk Kaslo, Tuesday, Tliursduy  l.   and Saturday   LEAVE'Kobson for Trail, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday   Ahkive Trail, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday   NOI-TIUIOUND..,  Leave Trail, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday .' _...:.. ..  Akiiivk Itobsoi'i, Tuesday, Tlmrs-  dav and Saturday   10 oV  21  "::������)''  u-:m  2I:;.0  i:i  14-.H0  1(>  1(>  1!):S0  14  17  12  lock  / Leave Kaslo for Nelson, Tuesday,  . I    Thursday and Saturday    7     o'clk  1 AituiVE Nelson, Tuesduv,Thursday  L   and Saturday  10:30   "���������'  ( Leave Nelson for '{obsun, Tuesday,  I    Thursday and Saturday  IOiSO   "  "iAkuivk Kobson, Tuesday, Thurs-  (.   day.nnd Saturday  12:00   "  Leave Kobson for North, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday  1(>       "  /"Lkavk Sandon, daily excent Sun-  I    day '.': ;. 13:20   "  lAitu'ivK Nakusp, daily exceptKun-  .   day .-.......;  17:20   ",  Leave Nakusp. Sunday,  VVeiliies-  day and Kriduy ���������".    7::"0   "  AlcuiVK Arrowhead. Sunday, Weil" 1  ncsday and Friday ."  11       "���������  ConnccliiiK with train for north.  Steamer "Lytton" niakes daily trip excepting  Sunday, between Trail and Nortliport  -  Leaving Trail at 8 o'clock. Arriving at  Northport nt 10.  IteturniiiK. Leaves Northport at 11 o'clock.  Arriving at Trail at 17 o'clock.  Steamer "Kokanee" daily between Nelson  and Kaslo, leaving Kaslo as per. schedule; Sundays leaving Kaslo at 9 o'clock, arriving Nelson  12:30 o'clock, returning leaving Nelson Monday  10 o'clock, arriving Kaslo 13:30.  For Tickets' sincl full particulnrs as to rates-, time, etc., apply  lo  nearest C. P. 11.  i-cent or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  11. m."McGregor. geo. mcl. brown, .  Traveling Pass. Agt., Ncl .on. . Dist. Pass. Agt.Vancouver  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Farley & Simpson  ____v_r_El_A_TS I     _MIE__A__T  A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has  been   opened Mn   connection  with the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FRESH  MEATS.0*  Groceries, Provisions, Hay - and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods    ���������     Great Variety  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MM   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  II In I be Jfflwt Model-* In Equipment.  It .Hide Heaviest Hailed Une.  It Uas a Hack-Walla*! HM������|be4.  II C'rosseii No Sand Dessert*.  Ct U llie Only Line, banning  InxnrlaM  Club itoom. Cars.  It I* -Voted Tor the Cannes? ������r Its Cmniayes.  It l*:tbe Only.tluc.SrrvlnflM.als ������n tne  a lalCartc]:l>lan.    THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST      SCENERI  IN AMERICA BY DAYUGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes vin DUlntb in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Nortblabd.  For maps, tickets and complote infoi (nation  call on or address Agents, K. k S. By., C. Sc K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & r.%. By., or -  C. _.. IUXOV, Ceneral A$?������U \_^  _     _ -���������- _._^______________._-____  r. 1. m 111T-.KV, ������. r. ������ f. a.,  3"'1 - ��������������� Hani. _llnn.  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  . (LIMITED  TIME CARD No. IO  In   Effect   June 81b. IKOC.  CO,  UETEL--TOI.E KUITE-Mcnwer "Xaknsp.  Ijcnvcs Arrowhead (or Nakusp l.obson and  Trail Mondays, Wednesday.) and Fridays at<  "p.m.  Leaves Trail for Hobson, Nnkusp, At ow  head und Canadian Pacilic Itailway points  (?i>st and west! Tuesdays, 'Ihursdiiys and  Suturdays al 4.30 p.m.  . Connection is mado at Kobson witli C. _fc K  lly. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.  NOKTIIPOKT-TBAIL   BOITE  Kteauicr "lytton."  Leaves Trail for Northport Dally except  Sundays at 8 a. ni., rcturninK to Trail same  cvoning. ,,      *'        .._'���������"  Connects at Northport with S.. F. tt N. By  for Spokane.  -.E-__-U--.KA_.l6 KOUTE.���������"Str Kakanee."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo Daily except Sun  days at 4:40 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson Daily except Sun ���������  days at 0:00 a.m.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  office, Nelson. -    '  T. ALLAN,  _ Secretary.  J. W. TBOUP,  Manager.  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  First Glass AGCommodations  RATES, SI. TO $2,50 PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  49M9-12-G    ... '���������      "

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