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The Miner Jan 16, 1897

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Array Bp^Ee-sss^"^*-  THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  "   AMERICA  THE ORES ARE HIGH-GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVER,'COPPER  AND LEAD.  "4'  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, January. 16, 1897.  Price Five Cents  j  \A  Ml.TAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YORK.  Jan.-     II       li       HI        II       IJ  SIIA'������������������:-..Iii*....fill...Gl-i....-''!...'ill  (Hur)  Lkaij. ... '-'.SO.. .'-'.SO- .2.80. .2.110. .2.80  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  KKTUKNSFOK 1896-7 IJPTODATE.  JUDGE J. A. FORIN  HE ASSUMES HIS DUTIES IN THE  COUNTY COURT.  A Uriel' sik.lrli of Onr Svvr .IikIkc's fari.tr.  ���������lit' nn������ Once ������ SnMl.r.  OKK TKEATKD IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson 2������,0J������  At Pilot Bay 19.119  At Trail*...: 18'908i-,���������1,  OKE EXPO-TED.  From Slocan via Kaslo .-..11,782V  Slocan via Nakusp  8,'MUj'  Ainsworth    ���������**-*-  Trail Creok ikoUI ore)  G,.*m  Kossland via Northport    351) 28,0852  Tons  i**"*.11"  " In addition 505 tons of imported ore have  heen treated at Trail.  I'll .DUCK OF SMELT-US.  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte. 2131)  Pilot Day, silver lead bullion 10121  Trail Smelter Matte    -Wool    6199.  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Return. Since Lnstt Week.  VIA  NAKUSP,  Slocan Star to Omaha    200  Kntcrprisc "             g}J  Idaho to Everett ��������� 80^  300  VIA   KASLO.       ti  Ruth to Everett. .:. ���������'  1������5  Jackson to Pueblo, Col      *>  Pay no Mino '���������          ',.  Kuth to '-'       *?  Last Chance "       *���������'  Slocan Hoy "       ���������������  Ruby to Omaha :      "I  Whitewater to Kverett  '*.  Wellington to Everett  "���������**���������_  670J  VIA    NOR-Hl-RT.  Le Roi to Everett     ���������$}  I.o Koi to Tacoma  .;............   lwi .  O K. G. JT. Co. to Great Fall*. Mont.     U  lted Al I. M. Co to Tuco ma  1^  290  351  mi  AIATTE .AND BULLION.  : (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]   HnllMines [Matte]   SMELTER   RETURNS.  HALL  JUN7108, [Nelson]  for  week  ending  10 Jan.; treated !������0 tons of ore.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Jan !������-  Sunshine Fraction.-. . U'   Conrad., 1  mill  north of Wild Horse trail and-1 mile east >|K  F S Ky.  Jan 12���������  TiKor��������� .1 Morrison,  2.V miles n w Salmon Sid-  -iiiir on cast side of North F-v'- Salmon river. -  Bonnie Doon-C M To v. i<~ -<   o . -.oiith fori:  ir-<l! fr.-v'S.. " ".-.r;���������. ���������.v.lVnii-'.n;i.. ,  ,,  u;..;,..:  - -:.     ;,;   _.<_,T.ik.>,   >*'-'   south   f*>r_. ii'i.l  '"Sno^:tVMl.(s"iUy!.l--*i'.' s������;iUi -.!oiie,oI  ���������(...Ki-.i...:.! _. -:v',y ������������������:������! Salmon jVuur ���������.���������!���������-���������> -������������������-.  X x V ~ U,y.  ���������.,!)--- i\ H.ito. i'.t Uo.-r "...k and adjoins Big  !__  '.'it '.-'..i::n on north.  A sitting of tlie County Court of  Kootenay County was commenced in  Nelson yesterday morning, Judge  Jolin A. Forin presiding. It was the  initial appearance of Judge Forin in  Nelson in his official capacity and it  was made tiie occasion of a brief ad-  dross by Mr. J. H. Bowes on behalf of  the local ��������� bar. In his remarks Mr.  Bowes said:  "On behalf of the bar of Kootenay 1  have the honor to extend our congratulations to you on your advancement  to judge of this court. AVe are particularly glad to welcome you as you  were elected from,our midst and hope  that you may have a long career in  your present sphere of usefulness. We  are confident that in tlie high position  yon occupy, the judicial bench of  Kootenay will be in safe keeping."  Judge Form's response was brief and  in substance as follows:  "I thank you very much for your  greeting and" will try to sustain the  position 1 occupy, and carry out those  wishes expressed by you. I hope you  will remember that I dm only starting  out as judge of the county court and  shall expect from you that kindness  and consideration due me. I was  elected from your midst and hope that  my election will be a convenience to  the public, to the bar and to all concerned."  Judge John Andrew Forin was born  in the city of Belleville, Ont., on July  20, 1861. * He was educated at the  Belleville grammer school and Albert  University and became a student with  John Bell, Q.C., the general solicitor  lor the Grand Trunk and Midland  railways, where lie acquired an extensive knowledge of corporation law.  He spent about two years as student  with the famous Blake-firm of Toronto,  in chamber and library work with the  Hon. >S. H. Blake, and was called to  the bar of Ontario and admitted a.s a  solicitor in 1885. lie practiced in Belleville until 1889 when he was attracted  to this district. He was 'elected an  alderman .of his native city by acclamation, which office he resigned upon  moving to British Columbia. He was  for many years connected with the  volunteer militia of Canada,'holding  several commissions and seeing active  service in 188") when he' won''- *-; th,.  front vr'th id- Queen*;, own r;flc*;v"_  Toj'i'.':.. daring lhe NVrf'hw'e '���������{. xivih-I-  '!��������� :.. ':;: wus pir-.-iit. al'l.iie i)y.[ 'KnU-'-  ct'i'i'L I'nrr.'Lr.'iiu*!!.., ������''-i.-u -Viiiiiiii.'ii'.".;'.  tlie (': "aiii, at '-(ck-ii .-;'f.]>_ai'_  dying  ���������'������������������' hi.i"ii _rid-.'_' ("'>i. Or.tiT. Im''' has  ;'i .says i=.l_..-n .-Hi at-tiv. v.r.vi in charitable, and   beiii'\i.*!'"ni.  Institutions.  fense an opportunity of producing  other witnesses who had not been  served by subpoena. The plaintiff  asks for JjiliTI.:__.*_>, wages and cash  advanced.  When the case ol* Al. Dully vs. N.  Fitzstubbs and C. P.' Wooley, appeal  from conviction under the health  ordinance camo up, the statement was  made that the otfort to serve notico of  appeal upon the health officer was unsuccessful as he could not be found.  The case of R. Madden and A. Mad-  don vs. the N. & F. S. railway for $110  damages for animals killed by the  train, was tried by jury and the .jurymen sitting on the case were Messrs.  K. C. Russell, AV. J. Wilson, W. C.  McLean, A. Henderson and FE. G.  Neelands. A verdict for the plaintiff*  for $110 was found and judgement  rendered  in accordance.  KASLO   ELECTION.  MAYOR GREEN RE-ELECTED "BY A  BIG MAJORITY.  Tlie   Old   Board  of Alilermcn   f-*"t*_r_e������l  With Oue Exception.���������_**neral  Sew*  Hem*).  SLOGAN 0ITY NEWS.  A YEARS OUTPUT.  The  Hull Mines  Smeller   Mnker*   n   verj  ������'rr<lil������lile Showing.  The statement of the  ore smelted b>  "tlio l_aTrMi-es emeltor "during the year  1896; rhe matte  and metalics produced  aud its component parts aie as follows:  Silver Kiiif ore. lhs   j!),7-),'������'-  Outside ores,  lhs  ftl-,070  Total, Ib������ ..iO.2G2.IO.->  I'rod-uiii!*:   I,775,:*_.'    pounds   of   matte  nnd  metalics coiitiiininu,  lH_,l-t.S' ounces ot silver;  :.7;->.20  ounces  of  Bold and 2.247.1!)2 pounds of  copper.  ���������The  valuations of these   productions-  are  ns'follows:   Calculating silver at ai  average of 07 cents, S_20,8_.;. gold at 820  per outlet*,   SI 1.601,  and  copper  at   10  cents per pound, ������22,471, making a total  of ������45-1,018.  The smelter duriug the week ending at  six o'clock this morning treated 960 tous  of ore.  V -  CROW'S NEST SURVEY.  i:iiKiii������'������r*. ill llie  I Iclil   arr   Lot-iiHni.   <h<>  Sew -Inc.  C. I- Perry, the Canadian Pacific Rail-  way Co's engineer in tbis"district, accom  pained by a corps of fifteen men, has  established a camp.at the mouth ol  Duck creek near where tbe Kootenny  river empties iuto Kootenay lake. The  party will remain in the field at least si-  weeks for the purpose of making .a survey for a- railroad from Duck creek  to a-poiut opposite.Balfour.  This is the route of the main line of  the Crow's Nest Pass railway and is the  second section of location by the C.P.R.  ollicial-, the first section beiug along the  south shore of the outlet from Nelson to  a point opposite Balfour, which was made  some time a^o. The completion of the  work now being done will give sixty  connecting miles from  Nelson eastward.  The third section will embrace the territory lying between Duck creek and the  divide which separates east and west  Kootenay. The survey of this will very  probablv be commenced as .oou as the  snow will permit.' The location of the  liue across East Kooteuay to the Crow's  Nest Pass will then quickly, follow. The  pass and its approaches have been surveyed, as has the route through southern  Alberta.  A tug londed with supplies for the  Duck creek camp will leave here next  Thursday.  COURT PROCEEDINGS-  Another Railway.  A charter is being drafted for the construction of the ekctric railroad from the  international boundary line to.-. Grand  Foiks, Greenwood, Anaconda and thence  to Eossland. Application will be made  to the provincial legislature this session.  I'orclnnci's Itcconu* Bi-IIMi Sill .cc.ls.���������Tin*  four! i'aleiiiliir.  At tho conclusion of Judge Form's  remarks, Air. R. S. Lennie, acting as  registrar, read the following* applica-  tions for citizenship which were signed  by the court:  C. J. Kapps. P. .1. Riedel, J. Jl.  Scribner, G. A. Simmons, A. F. Adams.  P. P. Fossom, G. Peht, G. Kinster, AV.  P. Bedell and S. C. AVing.  Attorney A. AI. Johnson on behalf  of the defendant in the case of the  Crown vs. IIespeler asked for a speedy  trial in view of the fact that his client  hadbeen under commitment since the  2-lth day of December. The case had  not been reported upon however, by  the attorney-general and ' the court  was not disposed to take it up.until it  had been. He stated that he would  advance it is fast as possible and would  take occasion t.o look into the matter  at onco. ' t  ���������The  cases on   the docket wore road  its  follows and  whero  no action was  taken,   thoy   will be'heard at this sitting: * '  Till.: do'cickt.    .  I- A. Cameron vs. AV. L. Smith���������J.  O'Leary. garnishee, labor,'$121.05.  .J.   Lewis  vs.  AV. Springer, interest  in mineral claim, $500.    Continued.  -A.-   Himker'vs.   T.   M. Ward."cash  advanced. $8-1.f>0.  v'  G." AI. Sproat vs.   C. Hammond, possession of kind.    Continued.  F. Fisher* vs." J. Branghor, ��������� board.  $24.50.  S. Clark vs. Paterson <_. Campbell,  labor, $49.00.    Continued.  C. F. Goodwin, vs. Burchell, AV*.  Lemoii garnishee, $85.41.     Continued.  C. St. Barbe vs. AV. A. Jowett, commission on sales. ���������'   ���������-���������"  AI. jAIcAndrews  vs.  John O'Leary,  labor, rent and good sold.  - Cherbo  & Booth  vs.  A; E. Clarke,  board,  $50.50, Hall 'Mines .garnishee,  $02.-10.    Continued.  R. Madden and A. -Madden vs. Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway, animals  killed by passing train, $110,    Jury.  John "McLean vs.-AV.'J. Tretheway,  wages. $S1.75. Judgement confessed.  M. Duffy vs.N. Fitzstubbs and C. P.  AVooley, appeal from conviction under  health act.    Continued.  N. Palorcia'..vs. J. AI. Harris, detention of goods, $75.    Continued.  S. Johns vs. Airs. McDonald, wages  and cash. $'371.25.  C. A. AVright vs. Poit-r. N. & F. S.  Ry. garnishee. To be settled without  suit.  McLennan vs. Millington. $200.  Tlie Activity of the Springer null  Lemon  Creek MIuIuk -amps.  ' Two most desirable business houses  have been lately built here.  The Transfer Group between Dayton  and Springer creeks has been bonded to  \V. A. Campbell of Rossland for 820,000.  Itis not to be expected that many  transfers will be made until spring opens,  as the snow prevents all chance of examining prospects.  Work has commenced on the Skylark  and Ranger claims situate on Dayton  creek. These claims are bonded to Mr.  Dick of Nova Scotia.  The Rover, on Teu-Mile creek was sold  last week to the Caruduff Mining Company at a good figure. This company has  now interests in thirteen claims in the  district.  Angus McDoupId has giveu a .sixty  days option on the Emeralda, near the  Exchange, at a good figure. Tbe party  who holds the option has men now at  work showing up the ledge, which assays  over $150 in silver and gold right on the  surface.  Some transfers for small amounts of  interests in several claims have taken  place recently, among tuein a half interest in Rumania Fraction from Peter Mc-  Nichol to G. M. SoRelle; Eveuing Star  No. 10. Lucky Jack and Libby from J.  Pierce to VV. J. Ernest, consideration,  8400.  Mullen's paok train has just completed  a contract for raw-biding from the Two  Friends which has been conducted under  the most favorable conditions as to weather aud snow. The management of these  mines is in' the hands of Air. Turner, Captain AVoods haviug gone south for thi*  wiuter.  The. .great- toi.'--of -oonvc^ss'lori-; ���������  rather'sn} _ech fo* : ;,_oiilaij'.:o, '1/ ?.;���������-. t.r-  __.-iri_.i__ r>t !."uo priypu'cad railvi-;- ���������.' '.his  ;__ij of loo Ii__. "Geiieti".1 _, _,>iio*ti ..cms  i..;> bo that it will be* ruu _v<:i on tlie  .'-���������p!idf*.,-oiv''**--'!''_vie where-'lie .^.ep water-  -i --!v i.s olc'.-i. io the shore.   ���������  " /. A. Thompson, of Cam duff,' N.W.T.;  last week bought from G. M. SoRelle a  quarter interest iu the North Exchange,  Pay Roll and Quadra Fraction on Dayton creek adjoining tbe Exchange, now  under boud to R. C. Campbell-Johntone.  Three men will be kept at work all winter ou the North Excnange continuing  the tunnel which is now in over 00 feet.  The case'of S. Johns vs. Airs. AIc-Don-  ald came up for trial  in the evening  and after a brief hearing it was decided  ! to postpone the matter until next Fri-  I day for the purpose of giving the de-  Slonm District News.  The Surprise   is   makiug daily shipments.  The 11. E. Lee has got out two carloads,  of ore and is making a shipment.  Eight inches of ore has been struck in  the'Cordelia.  J Ore is beiDg taken from the AVakefield  iu considerable quantities.  ��������� George Alexander, of Kaslo, bas purchased a third interest in the Ruth from  the McA"*ays.  The Slocau Star is shipping about 32  tons of o.e a day. The compressor plant  for the No."5 tunnel is about' ready for  operation.  HORRIBLE. ACCIDENT-  Kaslo, Jan. 15th.���������The voting population of Kaslo, male and female, have  been wrought up to a high tension whioh  culminated yesterday in the city election. Political meetings have been held  nearly every evening during the past  week by representatives of both factions,  and considerable mud slinging and personal abuse has been the result at some  of them. *       '    .  The supporters of the' new candidate,  Mr. Archer, made most determined  eflorts to win, and Mayor Green's friends  worked unceasingly ou his behalf.  The total vote polled for mayor was  132 and was divided as follows :���������  R.F.Green 82.  F. E. Archer  50.  G. O. Buchanan defeated George  Whiteside by four votes for office of  alderman. Ex-Mayor George T. Kane  was defeated for alderman. Aldermen  A.T.Garland, A. H. Cameron, A. W.  Goodenough and J.. D. Moore were reelected.  Mayor Green's re-election waa celebrated with great enthusiasm. The  city band turned out and serenaded him,  bonfires were lighted at the corners of  the principal streets and fire-crackers  were in big demand. Not content with  this demonstration, a number of the  Mayor's friends, headed by the band,  called at. his residence and, placing him  in a cutter and gripping the thills, triumphantly hauled him along the principal thoroughfares.  Shortly before the election a petition  was started for the refusal of a license  for the Theatre Comique. The licensing  committee of the board of aldermen refused to grant the request on the ground  that no charge was specified. An attempt  was made by Mr. McCallum to prefer a  verbal charge of immorality io the  management of the theatre which was  not entertained, owing to its irregularity.  A sad accident occurred last Saturday  atternoon, which resulted in the death of  Dugal Patterson. The unfortunate man  was carrying a small logforfirewood from  the beach to his shack at the foot of A  Avenue when he slipped and fell, the  -lost. striking him on the temple, killing  1111"''instantly." .Pattersbh was about 40  years old and unmarried. His funeral  took place Wednesday.  The owners of the skating riuk are  anxiously awaiting sufficient f;ost in order  to enjoy curling and skating. : _.  ' R. Reap, head waiter on the s.s. Kokanee and Miss Alaria Jacques of this city  were married at the Methodist parsonage  Thursday evening, Rev. Procunier otti-  ciatiug.  AV. C Eogue of Denver, Colorado,  stopped at Kaslo Wednesday night en  route for Cody. He will start the new  tramway'for the Noble Five Alining Co.  ~\\. S. Haskins, superintendent of the  Homestake mine at Rossland, spent, a  few days here this week on private busi-  ness.i. _j -_ _=���������_. . =_���������  A Smeller lluuil ul Trull   lln*  a  Terrible  l'x|M_rieiicc. -._.  Trail, Jau. 14. |Special toTn_;"Mx.vi-n|���������  George liraddon, a slag pusher employed  at the smelter, while pulling away a pot,  tripped and fell in a pot of molten metal  that stood in hi. path. He was terribly  buroed but mav recover.  Gust Carlson, a Scandanaviau laborer,  who had been ill for only a few days, died  Thursday afternoon at the Lake A*iew  hotel.  The. Kaslo and Slocan, railway company's new engine is making regular  trips now and does the work of the two  other engines with ease.  Frank A. Mackenzie, special representative of the Mail aud Empire, of Toronto, paid Kaslo a visit this week. He will  remain iu Kooteuay until next August  and will endeavor - to furnish reliable  miuing news for his paper.  Court. House Improvements.  j    Many improvements are needed at the  L Nelson"Court house which, Tiik Minkk  I learus ou excellent authority, will shortly  ! be made.   Seats are to be placed  iu  the  court room for the accommodation of the  public, a private room   is to be furnished for the   use ot Judge   Foriu,    jury  rooms will be added and very  probably,  tlie building will be furnace-heated.  THE AVEATJEER.  Tlie  fiooilerhiini  SymHciili'.  The Gooderhain-Blackstock syndicate has decided to consolicate-all^ its  mining interests in Kootenay. The  AVar Kagle, the four claims'1 comprising the Crown Point group, tho bond  upon the two-thirds interest in the  Tiger and Uncle Sam, adjoining' the  Crown Point, all in the Rossland district and the four silver properties  known as the Richmond group in. the  Slocan will be included in the consolidation. The capitiil stock of the new  company will be $2,000,000, and- $350.-  000 of this amount will be treasury  stock. The syndicate intends to retain  at least four-fifths of the stock. Not  the least interesting feature of this  ���������leal is the fact tliat tho purchase of  the AVar Eagle,, according to Air.  Blackstock,.was practically on a cash  basis.  " AVork is to be vigorously prosecuted  on each property without any uniu'i--  essarv delav.  TlIBKMOME-KK.  .1 an.  ' 1-JIax.... .'.38 ������   Min .  2-       :_������*  3- ..... 33������  I-   2.������  5-  30������  (I-  :������������  "    7- 3tr-  !i-   '     *) =  ������������������     ii-       32=  "     10-  3.5-  "     U- *     .......31'-       '     -  ������������������   r_-       32- .  "     13-         ..."...32'  "     14--          --  - 31-   '  "     13-  30c  in-       :������=   24 >   27������   :l������s   17 =  ......._5j  '.'.'.'.'.'. '.30 5  .���������>.> =  '".'.'..US'*   23'   21 =    23 =   21'  ..I... .21'   17������   17s  to the board. They were, A. C. Buchanan, elected for three years; Mr. Lawrence  elected for two years and A. Henderson,  elected for one year.  Reports were received from the board  of managers, the ladies' aid, sabbath  school and other organizations of the  church nnd it was shown that the congregation is in a very'healthy condition,  the membership having largely increased  during the year. During the interval  which must elapse before the new minister can arrive, it was decided to fill the  vacancy from the church.  LOCAL  NEWS.  SLOCAN RAILWAY.  WORK  ALREADY COMMENCED ON  THE RIGHT-OF-WAY.   '  A Force ���������- Men Workluic ��������������� lh~ M*-th  or Moran Mirer trader Blrrrlloa* or  C.H.B. Enfflueer.  The Happening's  of the  AVeek  Xelson and the Immediate  m  Vicinity.  Hewitt Bostock, M.P. for Kootenay is  expected here early next month.  Mrs. Gordon, wife of the late superintendent ot the Pilot Bay smelter, is  visiting Nelson.  Bevan Presley, son of C. S. Presley;  sustaned slight injuries last Wednesday  while coasting down Stanley street.  Something over 600 miner's licenses  were issued by the Kaslo mining recorder  during the year 1896.  Kootenay river is open. The Red  Star arid other boats have succeeded  in running up the river occasionally.'  ., F. AV. Peters, district traffic agent  of the C.P.R.,. returned last night from  Trail and Rossland.  A session of the county court will be  held here next Friday. In the mean**  time Judge Forin will hear cases at  Rossland. '       .  E. J.' Ritchie has removed his  hardware business to .the store on  Baker street formerly occupied by  Jacob Dover.  .The ore shipments from Kaslo are  sufficiently heavy to necessitate an  extra steamer, the Alberta, running  between Kaslo and Five Mile point.  The necessary repairs of the s.s.'  Kokanee have been completed and the  boat has been placed - on her usual run  between Nelson and Kaslo".  District Superintendent Hodge of the  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company expects to have the Kaslo system in full  operation by the end of next week.  About $3,250,000 worth of. Bilver mining property was bonded last year in the  southern division of AVest' Kootenay.  This does not include the Rossland district which is attached to tbe north  riding.,  The telephone company has established a new rule which will go into effect  tbe beginning of next week. Instead of  two rings for the central office odJv one  will be necessary.  It has been concluded to name the  new C. P. K. boat on Slocan lake  "Valhalla.*' No name lias been decided upon for the new boat now." under construction on Arrow lake but  "Columbia" has beon suggested- and  will probably be the name adopted.  Letters mailed in Nelson on December  2S were not received in New Denver until  fourteen days afterwards. A gentleman arrived here last Thursday fiom  Slocan City and discovered that a letter  addressed to Nelson, dropped in the  post office two days before he left home,  hadnot reached-its-desfcination.- ���������  It may be _ccepted as a fact that as  soon as the necessary preliminary arrangements can be made, construction  work will be commenced on tlie Slocan  river branch of the Columbia and Kootenay railway.  Last Tuesday morning a party of men  left Nelson in charge of engineer Bain-  bridge to start clearing the right-of-way  at the mouth of Slocnn Kiver. At present  therms no way of ascertaining whether  the grading will be commenced at,the  Kootenay river end or at the northern  terminus of the line on Slocan lake. It  the latter point is chosen for landing the  rails and other material, the company  will probably wait until it can oarry cars '  containing the supples upon transfer  barges which it intends building for service between Roseberry and Slocan City,  and so dispense with the unloading and  loading that would otherwise be necessary if the Robson route is used, although it is stated on excellent authority  that a slip for barges is to be built immediately at Robson.  There is evidence of preparation for  considerable activity at Roseberry, where  the Nakusp & Slocau railway touches  Slocau lake. Space is being cleared  on the lake shore, convenient to the  railroad, for building the steamer and  barges which the C.P.R. will operate.  Work is. to be commenced on the steamer  without" . delay. This boat is to be  modelled upon the lines ot the C. & K.  Str. Kokanee and will be 130 feet long.  The plans are already made, and some of  the timbers and other material have been'  ordered at Vancouver. Work on the  transfer barges will be commenced later  but will probably be finished by next  summer in order to meet the demands ot  the ever increasing yolumne of business  on Slocan lake. The little steamer AV.  H. Hunter, at present the only steam  craft plying ou the lake, has for some  time past been taxed to its utmost carrying capacity. The increase of transportation is almost an immediate necessity.  Upon the completion ot the. Slocan  river road Nelson will have a direct all  rail communication to the Slocan mines.  0. & Z- DEAL-  __ogineer R. A. Bainbridge has received instructions from the C.P.R. to make  the necessary survey for a barge slip at  the Robson landing on the Columbia  river. The construction of this slip' will  be commenced at once. This will admit  of cars being ruu from tbe main line of  the C.P.R. to Nelson.  The bill introduced * by U.S. seuator  AVilson of the State of Washington granting the Columbia & Red Mountain railway privilege to build a bridge over the  Columbia river iu Stevens county, Wash.,  was passed by the senate iu AVashington,  D. C, AVednesday morning.  The complete venire of jurymen in  attendance upon tin* county court  consisted of G. Stephenson, C. VV.  West, E. C. Russell, W. J: Wilson. A.  II. Clements, J. A. Gibson, W. C. Ale-  Loan, A. Henderson. II. G. Neelands  and G. Stanley.  The ������'. |>. K. -fluke* a Ouurter ofa MIIH'ia  Vol lar Purrlin������e.  ���������I. A. Miira, president of the Columbia  and Kootonay Steam Navigation Company arrived iu Nelson la.t Wednesday.  He has just returned from Montreal  where he weu* at the request of officials  ot the C.P.R. to-_egotiate the tale of all  his company's interest in tbis district.  According to Mr. Mara, the conference  resulted satisfactorily to both, parties.  Thc C.P.R. has agreed to take over all  thc C. &. K, company's steamers, barges",  othe r_ craf t_and _good_will.ot ltsbusiness-  interests on the first day of next month.  The price to be paid is practically on a  cash basis and will amount to between  $200,000 aud $250,000. The steamer uow  being built for the Arrow Lakes trade  will be completed by Mr. Alma's compauy and tbe expenses will be paid by  those making tbe purchase.'  Captain J. AV, Troup, will continue to  Supeiintend the r.ervice of ihe steamers.  ' Air. Mara stated that he experienced  no little satisfaction from the faot that  the needs of the district in water transportation had heen fully mot aud even  anticipated by the Columbia and Kootenay Steam Navigation Company.  PERSONALS.  The readings of the therniometor  from the first day "of this year aro as  follows:  These readings are tnken at U a. nr. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature dnrinK the precedinK 24 hours. ���������  A NEW PAST0E.  M.S.Davys,Htiperintendentot the Hall's  Alines company, lias had printed a set of j llie Phair.  rules and regulations for government of  men employed at the Silver King which  will go largely towards systematizing the  work to be. performed. Any person  violating these, rules will be immediately  discharged. - ..  C. W. McAnn, Q. C, of Kaslo, was iu  Nelson on business last Thursday.  V. S. Andrews,  the" mining  broker of  Slocau City, was in town last Thursday.   '  Mr. J. L. G. Abbott, barrister of Rossland, accompanied by Airs. Abbott, is at  John D.'Porter, president uf the Noble  Five Consolidated Miuing Company was  here during the week:'  The Nelson   Dancing Clubhas been  formed by ;i number of young men for j  the. purpose; of holding weekly dances i  at the   Fire hall.    .There   are   thirty I  members at- present.     The organiza- [  ., AV. C. Bogne, a Deuver, Colorado, miuing man stopped here during the week  on his way to the Slocan.  Temple. "Goodmore of London' and  Joseph Tasse of Afoot real are registered at the Phair.     ,  J. A  tion is entirely a private affair.    H. T. ' Court  -i-ls ti>The  llo-.pil.il.  The directors of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital betr to acknowledge  with thanks, the receipt of S*i worth of  cocoauut matting nnd a turkey from  Mrs. Burke Lindsay of Kaslo; So from  AIis. Rose Smith; peridoeicals from Mrs.  E. C. Russell and S17.50 from- collection  boxes. They desire, especially, io thank  the Rev. H. S. Akehurst for Lis collection  of 821 towards the cost of the invalid  chairs,  Tlie m-iiili.-*) or ������1������; .'������*���������(!���������}lrrlu_,_.<'tiiir<-h  fall :i .%������'��������������������������������� Slliilttfr.'  The annual meeting of the congregation of the Presbyterian church took  place last Thursday evining and a call  was extended to Rev. C. W. Gordon, of  Winnipeg, to occupy the pulpit made  vacant by the resignation ot Rev. Mc-  ; A'iear. The ralary offered was ������1200 per  year.  Alessrs. T. Alln'i and Ironside were  re-elected ns members of the board o'  managers' and three others were added  Irvine, is secretary-treasurer and the  committee on management consists of  H. .). Evans, H. J. Phair, H. T. Irvine,  H. C. Elliot and H. B: Perks.  ' The usually orderly  and   law abiding  "precincts of Nel'on have lately been  invaded by several very   tough characters  whose   occupations    consist   of    sneak-  thieving, tin-horn   gambling,  Aim  flam-  : miug and other dishonest  tricks known  to sure-thing men and rounders.   Among  i the number are a few who   formerly en.-  | gaged in selling whiskey to  the Indians  i at the Coast.    The police intend to  arrest th<3 entire gang unless they --leave  town immediately.  A number of tli033 who sold' their interests in the Galena Farm on Slocan  Lake to.the Callahan s>ndicate were in  Fo:iu,  (he new resident County  Judge,    accompauicd    by   Airs.  i b'oriu, arrived in Nelson last' Thursday.  'Judge and Airs, rorin will occupy tlie  ! Davys residence on ATictorin street.  Air. J. Watson of Montreal has beeu  ��������� assigned to dutyin the C.P.R. offices ia  . Nelson under District freight agent F.  j \V. I'et.jrs and is in charge of the claiin  ! department. He arrived here this week  and has entered upou his new duties.  Thr KiiMiit or Timlc.  South Kootenay Board of Trade  bo  revived  and   placed  upon   a  The  is to  more oltoi.'tivii basis. The board was  organized in 18S)*_! and started -with  seventy-three members but for some  tiuio'i.'a-st it has elapsed into'a stato of  apathy. A meeting of ,the principal  membei-s was held alHiut'three months  town duriug the week- and received the ^g*' and since then sev,irar*m*w names  monies due them by the taking up of' have been added to the list. The an-  [ the bond. Tbey were J. C. Bolander, J. . nual subscription fee is $10, The pres-  JA'an'Dorn, W. Tomlinson acting for J. j ent officers are; J. A. Turner, presi-  ! H Curry, J. Delaney and C. Alwyn. i dent: J. Fred Hume, vice-president,  ��������� Messrs. Bolander. Cnrry and Van Dorn i and j. A. Gibson, secretary. A meet-  j each received S10.000 for their interests i ing  of the board  will-be hold next  I  iu tho C-urry claim.  week, ���������^  IHE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY i6, 1897  %\xt -ffiuux.  THE MINER is printed ou Saturdays ana  will be mailed lo .iny address in Canada oi  the Uni'ed States foi one year on receipt ot  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  strtedatthe rate olSlper column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  strtedat the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and /o cents per line foi  each ubsequtnt insertion. Advertisement,  ��������� running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must de accompanied by the name and address', of the writer, net necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith,  PRINTING turned out in fin. rate style at  the shortest notice  AOOR--S  TH_MlNa������PHINTIN__*HU_LI8HING_CO  NELSON.    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots       *  and  *      Shoes  For /"liners & Prospectors  <������8)  LODGE MEETINGS;  NELSON' LODGE, Xo. 23. A. F. & A.  ���������M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethorn invited.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1897.  The Miner is fully alive to the  great and growing condition of Kootenay and will endeavor to keep iu  touch with the development, of the;  district. It will spare no effort to  obtain and publish all leginiate news  of -our. mineral resources as well as  general intelligence that conies within  the province of public interest. Its  aim is the advancement of the district  to a greater prosperity.  The grist of bitter halves for the  Spokane divorce mill seems to lie  unfailing and continuously supplied.  The   Eastern    investor   who   buys  British Columbia mining stocks at ii  price  100 per cent above western quo-  . tations has only himself to blame.  The revolutionary spirit which,  periodically, is the leading feature of  Central American life is for the nonce  playing second fiddle to the yellow  fever."  . Sir Donald Smith evidently recognizes that, the duties, of High Commissioner mean something more than  drawing a fat salary and playing at  being an ambassador.  ^ ^_  There could be no better evidence  of the exceptional prosperity of  Kootenay than the cash receipts of  the various mining recorders' offices  throughout the district for the past  year.  - Attention is directed to a London  letter published in another column of  this, issue1. - The review ofthe British  Columbia niining .situation contained  therein has been carefully made; and  there is much food for thought in the  remark.*-  THE POSTAL SERVICE.  Thc district which Post Office Inspector Fletcher controls is a very  huge one and thc volume of.business  within its limits���������particularly Koote-  iKiy���������is increasing at an astonishing  rate. The Dominion government  must, recognize this, and the sooner it  does so the better for the* postal service  of the province. The competent supers ision and direction of this important department is not a matter of  more local concern; it affects eastern  centres equally as much. Inspector  Fletcher is oiie'of the most, if not the  iiii).si, abused men in British Columbia.  The cry against his failure to provide  better arrangements may be heard  from every new district. So far as  known he has not favored the public  with an explanation of why the present bad state of things exists. It is  quite ressonnble for tho people to ask  whether Mr. Fletcher or the Post  Office department at Ottawa is most  to blame. Is the district, as defined  it present, too large for one man to  attend to efficiently*.-* If such is the  case, the department at Ottawa should  quickly recognize it and make Kootenay a separate division or, tit least, a  subdivision.  The Miner believes that the apoint-  ment of tin additional inspector would  be decidedly beneficial and a legiinate  expense. It is most important, however, to name a man who thoroughly  understands the requirements and  who will keep the service in a constant  state of efficiency. The best results  would undoubtedly be obtained by  chosing a resident in' the district.  There is absolutely ��������� no need for the  government to appoint an Eastern  man.  If the Salvation Army has dono  some good, it has not infrequently  made itself an intolerable nuisance to  respectable and peace-loving people by  its noisy and discordant demonstrations. We, of Nelson, know this.  This community has a wide-spread  reputation for being particularly  orderly and respectable that is quite  in keeping with the condition prevailing.  The War Cry's Nelson correspondent  is hereby advised to accept the Biblical  precepts to not judge his neighbors  and to do his praying more secretly.  The Victoria Times of a recent date  says:  "Some of thcolvootciiay papers have  announced that the Canadian Pacilic  railway company is about to construct  its proposed extension from the southern end of Slocan lake to the Kootenay river at Slocan crossing. It seems  to be assumed that the C.P.R. company can build a branch line anywhere  it chooses over land belonging to the  province without asking permission  from those who are supposed to guard  the public property. Has the company  asked and been granted permission in  this instance? Or is the assumption  correct that this little formality is not  necessary when the big company  chooses to dispense with it?"  For the benefit of the Times and the  coast papers in general, The Miner is  happy to say that the necessary charter was given quite a long time ago;  also, the road will very shortly be  built.  The Times deserves great credit for  giving evidence of knowledge that  the country between the southern end  of Slocan lake and Slocan crossing is  in Kootenay and not in Thibet.  ORIMIMAL RECORD.  GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE.  In another column of this issue will  be found an interesting statement of  facts concerning the Slocan mining  district. It will therein be seen that,  upon a carefully compiled estimate,  the provincial exchequer was enriched  during the "year 1898, by taxes and  other fees paid into the Recorder's  office at New Denver, to something in  the neighborhood of $20,000. For the  same period the government spent in  public improvements little more than  $500. This disproportion of receipt  and expenditure is so manifest that  criticism is scarcely necessary; yet,  tbe people of the Slocan wonder why  they have not received appropriations  of money for which they stand in the  greatest need. They are public spirited enough to contribute money for the  maintenance of tin efficient government, and do hot protest against contributions of considerable amounts  when the development of the district  in ^whicli they live is of so much  importance for their eventual welfare.  In this case, however, they find themselves taxed under a system of dis-.  crimination that is as evident as it is  unjust. The ��������� government cannot  truthfully make the excuse that the  numerous and pressing needs of the  Slocan were not fully made known to  them; petitions in writing and by  person have been made times without  number. No attention whatever has  been paid to them.  ���������If-there-is a. locality- inJ3ritish.ColT_  umbia more  worthy of public assistance than the Slocan,   The Miner  would like to know of it.  The yellow-legged experts, fresh  from some eastern otlice or lalwrtorv,  will have to wait until the snow disappears from the hills before they can  give us their "opinions concerning the  surface indications of the mineral  resources of Kootenay. In the meantime we shall breathe freely and continue to ship ore.  ���������The Chartered* Company ,of South  Africa lias successfully ended the war  in Rhodesia. By the terms of peace,  the natives will receive protection  very material assistance from the  Company and a system of native Home  Rule will be established. The present  year will probably see high prices and  some privation in Matabeland, but  nothing seems to abate the confidence  which Rhodesians have in Mr. Cecil  Rhodes.  The Act.  of Lawlenne.ii lu  li, S. for (lie  Fust Year.  Then were 131 lynchings in the United  States in 1890, 40 less than in 1895. Only  one of the victims was a woman. The  record of mob murders is now attracting  attention uot only of moral workers, but  legislature?. Of the lynchings. 122 occurred in the south and nine in the north.  Of the victims, 80 were negroes and .51  whites.  The number of legal executions iu 1896  was 122. The south had 83 of the executions and the north 39; whites executed,  70; negroes, 48; Indians, 4.  There were 6520 suicides in tho Uhited  States during 1896. Ot the suicides, 5078  were males and 1442 females.  The.number of murders committed  was 10,652, as compared with 10,500 in  1894^  The amount ot the embezzlement*, foi-  geries and bank wreckings in 1895 was  ������9,465,921, as compared with 810,423,205  last year.  (���������out Blver.  The Ivy tunnel is now- in 50 feet.  Five men are now working steadily at  it. Tho shaft shows an enormous body  of concentrating ore. The lower, shaft  shows a nice, ledge, three feet wide, of  copper ore, assaying 24 per cent dop-  per, 18 ounces silver and #8.75 gold per  ton.  John Wilson has been showing tin  expert the merits of the Alice claim.  It is reported that a stock company is  being formed to take over and work  this property. Considerable ore is  now on the dump ready for shipment.  John Fritsch and George Ross are  developing the Josie���������the southern  extension of .'the Northern Light. It  shows up well.  C. Chape' has finished-assessment  work.on the Mascot.  The Dalcoath which is owned by *W.  P. Sloan & Co.;0 will shortly be developed by shaft.*' This is the highest  grade copper property in camp, assaying 3- per cent copper, and from $9.00  to $08 gold por ton besides silver and  lead.  . . - - c       ���������-  Considerable anxiety is- felt regarding the safety of Mr. McLean who left  the Mascot claim about Christinas  time to cioss the river. No one has  seen him and it is feared he litis gone  through. the ice into the. Kootenay.  Much sympathy is felt for his brother  Thomas McLean. The unfortunate  man came, recently from Colorado,  where he had been "engaged in niining  for over six years.  For this time of the year the weather was never milder than it is now.  The Slocan City News has lately  made desperate attempts at versifying  with an abandon and reckless disre:  gaitl for metre and other little details  necessary tor the production of poetry.  After all, there is no gain-saying the  fact that the .writing of English prose  does 1 .quire some thought and attention.  The latest number to hand, of the  Engineering and' Mining Journal, of  New York, probably the best periodical of its kind published in the world,  contains much valuable- information  concerning the output of minerals and  metals of "commerce for the year 1890.  These statistics appear to be very, carefully prepared and may be accepted as  authoritative.  After many months of investigation  and consultation the Pacific Cable  Commission has satisfactorily concluded that it is advisable to construct  an all British cable from this 'country  to Australia as soon" as possible.  England, Canada, certain Australian  colonies and New Zealand will con.ri-.  bute jointly towards the enterprise.  The cable must touch none but British  territory, leaving Hawaii to be tapped  by a branch line. The cost is estimated at $10,000,000 and the work wiil be  completed in two years from time of  commencement.  This is .the first tangible product of  Mr. Joseph Chamberlain's aggressive  colonial policy. It is a very important  link foi- eventual Imperial Federation  and the commencement of a rapid  growth in trade relations between  Canada and Australasia.  JAPANESE   GOODS,  Just Imported  PKOFK-SIOMAL  CAUD-.  It.   HA11RISON*.   BARRISTER,   Notary Public,.Slocan City. 154  ML. GR1MMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, Kto., Sandon  13. C. ,   (131)  ASSAYING.      BOBBINS &  LANG.     AS-  sayoi-   to   "War Eugld   und   Associated  Companies, Kossland, (351)  S NORMAN* & CO., MINING AND STOCK  ��������� Brokers. Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wnsli.  Tolej'hor.o C27. ll-i)  -\/rAHON, McKAULANU & MAHON. LTD.,  1>_L Mining ami Sliaro Brokers, Vancouver,  B.C.   Members Stock ExcIiuiikc. *"-<)  SIBBALD AND PEASE, GENERAL  Commission and Kowardim; Agents,  Wliolcsulu Jobbers in Grocuriis and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. 130.)  1- ION EL C. BARFE, Mining Broker of the  _J "Victoria Stork Exchange of British Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Oilice, _- Langley street,  Victoria, B. C. 374  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of tho  B. C. S'ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  Interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  MISI-G. A������ENTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON,  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  2_t__-__so:_t, 33. o-    [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  l.\*.___A-C_ nnd ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AUEST.  VICTORIA ST.,  DM  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SLOAN,  xatntngt   __a_.c_*-__;_tt  Goat ltiver, Duck -reek, Sutter IHslrlet  nud Summit t'reek priipi-rlici u specialty.  Property ������u Hue or I'kiw'h Nest 1-u.x Kull-  roud, located on Gout Kiver, on list.  Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAr.   RIVER. B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS OCKONOOK, IDAHO.  47:3-5-12-6  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 lours |:.\|icrleuee In .11 lulus. Kxpor-  leucvil Prospector* Furnished on Short  Notice.   Mines Exported and Keported on.  Itaker Street, Opp. V. ������t: K. land Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-512-1!  WALTER J. BROWN  --MINING BROKER  HeliiK in ulrcrt conuectiou njlb capitalist*! who wish to invest lu sovd mllllMK  properties, prospectors are Invited t* list  their claim* vf Ith. inc.        -..,..,���������-.  *\ -  .OltnESrOKIIK-CE SOLICIT-.)*.  P.O. ADDRESS       515      NELSON. B. C  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  d  AND   ROSSLAND, B. 0.  NELSON  140  Butter! Butter! Butter!  *s    ������...  ������������������"���������*&   i>,-'-  Have just received the  largest consignment   oi"  Creamery  and Dairy Butter that ever came to Nelson.  Tea, Tea.   Coffee, Coffee.  Would like to call your attention to my selection of'Teas  that have just arrived, Tamilkande and Coo'mbra Garden Tea  also the famous Kandapolla Estate Ceylon 'Pea, none equal, try  it once and you will not use any other.  TRY OUR JAVA & nOCHA COFFEE.  C. KAUFFMAN, The Grocer.  Telephone _6. Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.       438  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  All   Kinds  of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P, O-  Pox:  88.  Telephone   31,  391    .  GREETING  WE wish our many friends and customers a Happy and  Prosperous New Year, and in order to help you in this direction  we have for your inspection a well selected stock of First Class  Groceries, also a full line of Crockery and Glassware.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  Branch Store at North  Telephone No.  Fork.  10  REMOVED  TO  Clement's     Bock  Jacob Dover  ->*!  Silver-King-Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON,.Proprietor.  First  RATES, $1. TO $2.50 PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  497-19-12-0 .    .     "  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Fans, Screens,  Vases,  Afternoon Tea Sets,  Lacquered Ware.  THOMSON   STATIONERY CO. LD.  NELSON,       -        -        -        B. C.  also VANCOUVER. [3G21  In spite of hard time, the output of  silvfr in the United States, Mexico  and British Columbia for l&Mi was not  less than for the year previous. Had vulgar  it not been for disasterous strikes in  Colorado, it would have been more.1  The large production of the American  smelters' has  been  entirely   absorbed  A member of the Salvation Army,  living in Nelson, has imposed upon  himself the task of blazoning to the  world through the medium of a recent  issue of the War Cry, the total degeneracy of Nelson. Through the entire  article is . manifested a spirit of malicious, fanatical,, narrow-minded and  virtup.ration. It speaks of a  prevailing condition of drunkenness  and total disregard for law and order  and. what is most unwarrantable and  disgusting, vilifies honorable gentlemen (the word is used iu this instance  by the markets and the average price  for the year shows au actual advance,! most advisedly) who officiate as clergy  having been 67 cents.  Hur. - DressmaHi  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  Builders  arc invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,* Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings    .  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  .UNTIL CLEARED ^r^0"  BLANK BOOKS  LETTER GOODS  JOURNALS riEHO BOOKS  LEDGERS MINUTE BOOKS  BLAISK NOTE FORMS       DAY BOOKS  BLANK RECEIPT FORMS       CASH BOOKS  Inkr Ink Standsr&e.r���������-���������-*-*���������������������������-- Blank:-=Drafts-  Everything in Stationery at Net Cost  Gilker & Wells  NOS.   18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  I__SrCO_S_?0*R.__TE!I3  THE-  1670.  '*   G.  " -  Ct.  O.  J_Hicha_)ai)  113  NELS0N_LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  NEW YORK MODES -   site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  Mhs. McLaughlin,-   Josephine St. \lots or parties  wishing information,  475-12-12-G      bet. baker a vernon sts. j plans or price list of the addition  will   I please apply to him.  !' 400 .    F. C. INNES.  Hudson's Bay Company,  ���������ARE THE-^  Largest Importers of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER VALUES WHICH CAlOf BE SORPASSED  IN CHINA, INDIA, CEYLON, AND JAPAN TEAS  Sole Agents.for the Celebrated "Tetley's"  India and Ceylon   Teas  for  Manitoba, the  Northwest Territories and "British Columbia  THE  TEADE   STJ-P^LIEID-  For further information apply -to  the nearest  Hudson's  Bay  Store, or direct to  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO,   WINNIPEG.  505  men and heads of churches.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  C.  Notice  of  Removal.  3-1  Nelson, B.  DR. HALL has removed  his Office a'-id Residence to  the Corner of Victoria  Josephine Streets.  and  Thos. Dunn '& Co., L'd.  HILL SUPPLIES,  DEALERS IN  K A.M> SUEET IKON.  MI.\EK-' SHOVELS,  MIME--' I'irii.e.  WIICE HOPES.  BAR AM*   SHEET STEEL,  -,, MA-ILLA HOI'ES,  DY-iAMITE   Fl'SE AXD CAPS.  QUICKSILVER.  503-l?-V2 B  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  - CINNABAR MINING  CO.'S _  "Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) "VAisroo-LnrEB, _b.  ii ���������_���������__!__��������� _i���������j___<������_>-*  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 189?.  B.  0. IN LONDON.  KOOTENAY'S DEVELOPMENT BEING  WATCHED WITH INTEREST.      .  Tlie I'rosi.cil I'm- Hie Investment of Eiik"  IKIi .Vloiat'.v In Our llliics is Very  llrishl.���������Tin* .Isi'iil-l'i'iii-rul's Ollice.  (l'rnni Our Ow n Correspondent.)  London, Kno., Dec. 2-1:���������Writing  011 the eve lot'Cliri.sf nias of a iiiciiioi'-  nlilo .year in Hritisli financial anil  coninifi'-ial circles, one IVaLtne is vividly ilisuornalile, that is the rise of Hritisli Columbian mining and the partial  introduction of local interests to tlio  investor on this side. To say that tho  public here* is deeply impressed with  the potential wealth ol* Jiritish Columbia would be an error, if considered  from the point of responding with  subscriptions or from the point of  actively supporting tho comparatively  few undertakings dealt in on the  London market. One example of  the quiet interest taken in shares, is to  be found in the present price of Hall  Mines. The shares of the latter aw;  today selling at under thirty shillings.  In September or October the quotation was about ������'���������!, and only this week  we learn-that the response to tho'Gal-  ena Mines, limited, an enterprise  introduced uuder the most powerful  auspices, was only ������11,000; thu amount  asked by the company being but ������1~>,-  000 of a total capital of inrjO.OOO. Oi'  course this fact simply goes to show  that the English public is not quite  ready to unbutton'its pockets but that  it will respond at no distant date, is a  certainty. Thero is a very large and  wealthy class here not wholly fascinated 'with South African or AVest  Australian mines, and who will  eventually be induced to embark their  money in British Columbia. But il'  the latter as a field for investment is  at present on a period of probation  to a public ever slow to move, your  readers may feel assured that this  probation is nearly at an end and that  during 1897 the ball will be rolling.  The home investor is being better  educated by the London press on the  great possibilities of British Columbia  for mining enterprise; and.since most  papers here have thoroughly taken u;  the matter -by enlightening Llieii  readers, it. cannot now be very long;  before your undoubted mincralogica:  wealth is being developed by Kuropeaii  capital. Hritisli Columbia is, however,  scarcely a-new subject now to U11  financial world, which being alive to  the splendid discoveries in j.ootenay.  Cariboo and elsewhere are preparing  properties that are sure to awaken  something more than a latent interest  or a support derived from only a section of l-uglish investors.  With the close of Lhe year a niosl  satisfactory .feeling has declared ilseil  iu London as regards British Columbia  miuing properties. When interest in  your  province was first excited in thi  ���������'spring of this year, several mining  experts of good standing were sunt Li.-  report, and .financial men sent as th.ii  representatives, men whoso opinio';  c.irry' weight. i.!~_l.S���������I'.Iiancitil'world.  The result, now lies beforo nio in  the shape of reports lately issued by  the largest English mining companies  operating in British Columbia. 'There  is no dissentient voice: the directors of  every company are agreed that then  are solid, and probably permanent  mineral deposits of size and good  value scattered throughout Lhe  I.ootenay which will amply repay tin  ���������-investment- of��������� British -capital.-.���������-l-he-  interest which at lirst centered in the  Trail creek properties is not now so-  pronounced, it is recognized that the  vast deposits of bornite and argentiferous galena in other districts are  well worthy of attention. The lilnglisli  . mining investor is hot hopelessly pigheaded but he,moves slowly, and when  he perceives that a relatively greater  gain can.be obtained-by developing  silver properties than would result  from a similar outlay on refaetory gold  ores, he goes. for.the silver; but owing  -to the depreciation in the white molal  he takes longer to consider a proposition  of-.this sort than   when   the ore  _ carries gold.  -. Mr. Iloriie-Payne has done something t.o enlighten the city of London  on Hritisli Columbian mining all'airs  since his return, and a very intelligent  interest, is being taken in all news concerning your mines.  ' The ollice of the agent general for  Hritisli Columbia is1,', however, poorly-  supported with news. It would'cer-  tainly be to the benefit of the. province  if some . arrangement- were made by  which recent and reliable information  .could  be  obtained lit the government  . oilices. Nothing definite is yet known  of the results of the, season's work in  the Cariboo 'district; there are several  large hydraulic companies in active  operation in that section whose progress is of interest to investors in this  country .������������������  An attempt was made a short while  ago  to excite  an interest in the War  _Eagle mine, whicli was partially successful at the time, but this has now  disappeared owing, 1 believe, to some  hitch in the negotiations?  The report- of the Cariboo, Lillooet  and Fraser Kiver Gold Fields company  has been given extensive publicity in  the press aiid has caused much favorable  comment; it seems that an inter-  * est has been acquired by Lhe company  iu 81 inines, several of which it owns  outright. Furthermore, some of these  properties are already in a position to  ship ore and one of the most pleasing  features of the report is that, over GO  per cent of the capital.remains unexpended.  TAEIFF ON LEAD.  Coimrn^ioiiiil   ' Coiimiiltce     Considering  ICeviiioii ol' rrescitl Schedule.  W. 11. Alexander, of the Omaha-  GranL Smelting Company appeared  last Aveek before the Congressional  committee on ways and means, at  Washington and made a strong plea  for the reduction of the present U. S.  (arill* on lead ores, lie claimed tho  importation of lead ore was necessary  for smelting, whereas, under an erroneous interpretation of Lhe. present low,  rates as high as live, and five and a  hall* cents per pound are now paid.  He asked for duties of one and one-  (|U,irter ccnl.s on lead bullion and one  and Lhree.-i'ighths on pig lead.  A representative of the SL. Joseph  Lead Company of .Missouri, urged Lhe  committee to maintain a high protective tariff instead.  RAILWAY NEWS.  Mini.' .-itpllriilloiis  lo  hi: .Mnile  I'or I'linr-  l������rs ami ri-ivllrccH.  Ottawa, .Tan, 15.���������The Manitoba nnd  f~oit.-e.-n Pacific Kaihv.iv Compauy will  apply al the next session for a charter for  tlie building of a road from a point on  the Northern Pacific and Manitoba railway uear Belmont, to Letlibridge, thence  Hiroujr|i the Crow's Nest Pass to a paint  mi the Pacific, north of the inteiuationni  boundary.  The Columbia & Kootenay Navigation  -oinpni.y will apply at the next session of  pjirlianocut for nn .net to extend its rail-  ivny from near Nelson, thence easterly to  Queen's Bay, thence easterly und southerly io some point, on Kootenay lake and  westerly or southerly from Robson'to  the maiu line of the Canadian Pacific  near Hope, Fraser Valley, aud to apply  to these extensions the provisions of the  Dominion and provincial acts respec'iug  the company,  The Trail Creek and Columbia Railway Company ' will apply at the next  session (or an act to construct, a railway  from ils terminus i car Trail Creels mines  on the Columbia liver between lhe infer-  national boundary and its junction with  Kootenny river, thence westerly fo a  ���������oint en Kettle liver north of the inler-  niilional bouudary. -  SirWillinln Van Home and,Vice-President Shaughnessy, of the C.P.K.. weie  here last week with Hon. Mr. Blair. It  i* paid they are discussing the Crow's  Nest Pans railway.  . NEW MINING COMPANIES,  .1    Iti'.itnl    ol   l_.cor|_or:.lf(>nK   From   lli<-  Krlll-ll 4i)lllllll>;..| <_;iy.t>ttc.  o  Copper (.limit Alining Companv I.d., of lloss-  liiiicl. Capital, -SI.OOO.OIK) i:i $1 shares. Directors. Wm. (.!. _M-iT.vwcntlior. John li. Iloavis,  A. K. Tol.IIo and Henry 11. Smith, all of Itoss-  liind.  II. (,'. Development Co., 1,(1. (for). Capital,  JIIJuMIIK) in XI shares.    Head oflice. London, Kng.  Hritisli Canadian Cold Fields Kxploration.  Development and Investment Co., Lit., (fori.  Capital. $-������,"0<UM_() in SI shares.���������" Head olliee  Victoria. K.C.  Canyon Creek Mining anil Development. Co.  Ul. Capital. Sl.OIKU'OO in $1 shares. Director-.,  Isaac Sj. .freeze of Rossland. Thomas Underwood, Thomas 0, U'nnl.-a. Donald McLean,  all of Calgary and George S. McCartor of Col-  don, H. C * Ilea'! ollico, Calgary.  Kalstitll'' Gold Mining Co., Ld. Capital.  *jl.;-itH),flllO in $t������har.s. Directors, li ,1. M-Cimc*  .V. K. Lyford ami .lames Hunter, all of Hoss-  l-md. .__3 .         ������������������ '  Gold (_'.������������������_��������� Jlniing Co., Ld. Capital, 31.000,-  OJ'! iri' ,1 shares. Directors, \V. A. Campbell.  .]o!m V. McCrac, John .I. .Moynahan, Thomas  Anderson and Thomas 1'. Long, all of Kossland.  Want. Mining Co.: (for): Capital, S.'.fllJO.OOO in  SI shares.-.  Head ollico, Victoria, 1J.C.  International Gold Mining Co. (for). Capital.  Sl,0UJ,-t).l in SI shares.    Head ollice, Spokane.  North Fork Mining Co., Ld. Capital. S1'2,V  '100 in 'J5 cent shares. Directors,-George V.  il.-iltlwiu. Waller ___. Gravely, ti. W. Hutching.-,  T. V". Smirl and "\\ l'V Johnson, all of Vancouver.       , ., '  Salmon Ttiver Gold Mining Co. Ld. Capital.  Sl.nOa.llOII in SI shares. Dh.elors, A. 10. Lyford.  -IVirtlniKlrOreftOiiHt���������M���������Higys-uiid-KGris"clU"of'  liossland.  ACTIVITY AT &SAND_F0_U_S.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration  is named in trnusfur-  t.hc nominal i-uni of SI  is to he understood.  Sew llciivcr. ,  Dec 29���������  0 I- NTn 2_���������Williti.ii* Holmes lo J H.u-nfRt, J,  Wild  Goose No 2���������John Vallance to Donald  .MeGillvniy, I l-IS. ������('000.  Wild Gonso No 2-l)onnM McGillvrny to "Mc-  Ivor Campbell, IMS. ?<_000. "  ���������Crusader, Ilonliicm and Hidden Treasure���������W  II Crawford io William Henry Hellvar. 1. $ii-.l)  .fountain   Fraction���������Ism  W  Jllack" to Jennie  ICna.pi>, .t ' ,���������  Deo SO��������� -*  ISel-iiii��������� John .Sheridan to Michael C Mon-  :itflT.n. ;,       ' ���������       . '.  U-smu���������William liyan to WS Drcwory, ij.  Dec. :il-  Hover���������loscpli Law to Paul Hmick. J;  liover-.losiiph Law toThoinos Nlliott, H, '  Kovur���������l'aul lluu.rk lo Thomas Kllioll, j,$100  Minneapolis and  Krio���������Henry  1* Jackson lo  John MoNivcn; bill of sale lies in escrow.  ��������� United Knipli-u���������11 W Kent, to Geo Stanley,'..  Alpha-Waller Drown to Albert Doring, '���������(.  Iloi'imu.ia Fraction--!' MeXicho; lo Ceo M  ���������.oll-lli',.;.       - - -   .    '���������  Jan I--  The llereulos���������William 'l-'olcy to John A  Foley.  American.Boy��������� .1 W-Troup to I' Duriis, ,i.  The Peoria claims���������Luke S'.voetser to Peoria  51 & 51 Co L<1,  Victoria--John Powers to Stephen Powers, _  Biwaioik���������Duncan 5Ic:l'hersoir to Jolni  I'owt rs and Stephen Powers, -2-[) lo each.  Cable Mineral chiim���������Frank Hansen to l'J  Ilickey, h.  Odin Fraction-Oscar Burbank to Kdward J  How-man. _;.  Laughing Waters���������John Williams to D II  5IoLean, J:  Arctic-W Iv Richmond to H Siege.}.  Pacillo���������Herm inn Cleaver to W ICHichmond  Ocean Group���������Henry Stege to \Y K Richmond, 1.  Vyner���������J Ii Gates to Andrew Jacob.on, i.  Siwi. ���������      ' .  Thc Willa- Arthur St Clair Brindle to Sarah  Ksterbrooks. ' -  Unite.]���������J 3 Whillakcr to Geo Alexander, i.  Bow Knot���������A K .tteott to Thos llurtean, J.  Bow Knot and Kuben��������� Thomas llurtean to  A U Hailton. i, $17.3.  Bow Knot���������A K Scott to A H Ilailton, 5.  1 be Bulko-K D 5Ielley to John V MacKay,.1  ijlT.'). o   ���������  Nabob���������Louis Oanserean to B W Hull, J  Evening Star No Io. Luckv Jack, Libljey���������J  Pierce to W J Klliott. j. S100.  Dehbig'n and Skylight ,l, Kvening Star Xo 10.  i-'iV J Klliott to A W Shaw.  Denbigh anil Skylight-^Kwen JlcCuaig to  Thomas Kllioii. {. .-."H.  Glad Tidings���������Andrew T,unks to JIurdoek  McLean." 1.    '      ' "  Tn Kvcluilc Cliinrsc.  The   jIisek   has   received   from  the   secietary of the AiUi-Mougolian Aasocia- j L    I���������HS������s:F0R WHS em CIGARS  after stating the evils resulting from the  ini'lii- of Chita-- inlo Cai-adn. wiys that  by iiiisii*!i ihe i'lfc^eat lax t>f ?">') fsr  capiia i.-> 65U0, as has been cl; i_.s b\ tLe  Australian colonies, the imi 'I^i'fiiioa of  Chinese will be e'lectu-liy chtckr-.l.  [E.  __&-lD X>E."EiSS  KiilMing*  <>oIiik  ���������-���������>���������   Mining  Ucals  anil  <<-iicrnl   ISiistlc.  The contract on the Bonanza shaft in  French Camp, Houudury creek, has been  finished. Another contract for further  development, on the same property will  shortly be let.  A new shaft is being* developed on the  Viola mine, Curler's camp, Boundary.  The Lone Star iu Eureka camp, whicli  is owned by Jnmes Chirk aud others, is  looking well. Thoic is now 11 force of  men pushing abend with the tuunel, that  is now in some 50 feet.  The Everett & Spoknne Mining Company, which owiiB'jthe Rambler property,  on Pi 83 crock, are sinking on this property, being now at, n depth of 40 feet.  The ore oh this claim is rich in gold and  copper.  It is reported that there are some good  graphite claims up the North Fork. It  this is correct these properties will in a  short time come to the front, ns the genuine graphite is a most valuable mineral  and always hns a ready market.  J, D. Senrs nnd Bud Daugherly have  gone to do development work on the  Northern Bell, on Brown's creek. This  property is one of the best known claims  in the North Fork district and some high  gold nnd copper assays have been made  from samples taken from its croppings.  A $15 Hssny wns recently made from  the croppiDgs on the Monarch property  on Galena mountain.  A number of important mining deals  have been made in Grand Forks lately,  nud several are being considered whereby  a number of new properties will be added  to the large list now being developed.  As the spring season approaches things  are gradually brightening up, and the  prospects of a lively year are encouraging, silt is reported that another stage line  is to be put on the route betweeu here  and Marcus, making three daily lines.  A number of new buildings are being  erected and contracts lei for several fiuc  business blocks as soon as spring opens.  The new town company will be ready for  busiuess soon'aiter the 1st of February,  when they will inaugurate the building  boom by the erection of several fine business blocks. Messr**. Manly & Averil  contemplate ,-the erection of a business block soou to take the place of the  one now occu[>i���������d by them.  CHUKCH   NOTICES.  Su-D.vr 17th January; 1897.  Ciickch of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sundav.  Holy Communion on 1st and" Mid Sundays in the month at 8 n. m; ou 2nd aud  1th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  PitESBYTEiiiAN Ghuhch. Services at  11 n. ra. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Pi aver meeting Thursday evening nt 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor _*��������� _ietv"  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass al  Nelson on first and last Sundays in the  mouth. Sandon second Sunday, and  Kaslo third Sunday.       ���������"  -   ���������--   -"  Methodist Chuuch. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sab'r.tii' School 2,30  p. m. Pi_ye.-r_eeting on Friday eveu-  ������������������-g at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  " ���������-**sdiiy at 8 p.m.  IN THK COUNTY" COURT 01" KOOTKNAY.  HOLDKNAT DONALD  No. SO of ISWi.      ���������  In llie mailer of lli-iirift:   11.   .lolmsiiu lie-  r_iiK.il anil in I lie ���������miller of Hie  Ollicial Administratis\ Acl.  Dated seventh day of December. A.D. lSlMi.  Upon reading the allidavit of Fred Irvine and  of-Jann;s Fr-Aviii.stroinf.-it is ordered thal-Janies'  !���������'. Armstrong, Otlieial Administrator for the  County Court District of Kootenay, shall be ad-  lninistratorof all and singular the goods, chat-  tolsandcredilsof George 11. Johnson, deceased  and tliat the order he published.in the Nelson  ���������'Miner" for fifteendn)..  (Signed) C.LKMKNT J.COUNWALL, C.C..T.  Kvery creditor or other person.having any  claim upon or interest in the distribution of the  personal estate of thosaid GKOIICK 11. JOHNSON is required within thirty days from the  date hereof to send by rcgi.t.rcil letter addressed to the undersigned, his name and addressand  thc full particulars of his claim or interest; anil  a statement of his account, and'the nature of the  security (if any) held hy him. After the expiration of the said thirty days the Administrator  will proceed with thedistribtttion of thc estate,  having regard lo tlioscclaims only of which he  shall have had not ice.  Dated al Donald.B. C��������� thi.s_3rd dav of December, A. D��������� 1S������!. ,  J. I\ -U151STR0NC1,  _(.7-������i-l--('   Ollicial Administrator, Donald, 11. C.  MORTHERN  IN      PACIFIC RY.  RUNS���������   ..-���������-  Pullman Sleeping Cars  , Elegant Dining Cars  Tourist Sleeping Cars  I  TO  THROUGH  ���������ST. I'.UIL  iii\.m;ai*oli*<j;  IM'M'TII  f.vk������;o  <a....M>    IOKK)  IHOOKST ������\  WI.\.\1I������E������  ''ELK.V.A anil  ^ un ri:  TICKETS  ANTOINE MAURIN.  11 am .Juppe,  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc-.  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing'$1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ofthe Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August  14th  1896.  (419)  The Nelson & Laii  Steam Navigation Co.  STR- CITY OF  Ainsworth  Leaves  Kaslo on Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a. in.  Loaves  Nelson  on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 a. 111.  The right is reserved-to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  401  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  rpAKE NOTICE that Noel Sieotte will apply  JL to tho Government agent for West Kootenay, for a license to sell liquor by retail at tho  Smelter Hotel, near the Hall Mines Smelter, at  Nelson in said district. ���������������    ������������������  XOEL SICOTTE.  Dated at Xelson, B.C.. this 2GI.li dnv of Doc-  ember, IS!)!'. 50B-20-12-.  "Eagle  Parlor"  Matches  Smokm ������nd* housekeepers alike find them  faultless.  Their odorless  qualities make them  luxuries to use.  THE  E. B. EDDY Co  HULL,  MONTREAL,  TORONTO.  -___*_  *m  Clarke Hotel,  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted throughout with tHe  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders.  Tin. Hal' lssii|>|>ll<:<l "111! I'lutli'iwl ICrnniU  ar Million nml distil-*.  ���������s   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel, Calgary  NOTICE.  VTOT1C1---T1IK COW.MIUA AM) ICOOT-  1^ eiinv Ituilwiiy nml Navij_,'ntioii Ci>ni[inny  will :i>iply to tliis-l'nrlii-iient of C'siiisulsi nl it>  next session for un Act antlioriziiiK the Com-  jinnyto cniHlrucl the llailwuy mentioned in  ���������Sec-lion 2of the Acl :'>*; Vletoriii. Chiipter l.'i.  nnnielyn rnilwiiy between mumu point on itn.  present line between Nelson iiml Ilobsoii on the  South anil Ilevelstoke on.the Nnrlli. together  \vitli such lii-nneh or hi'iinvlies of tliut rnilwiiy  or of its niiiin line ns may from time to time he  ;uitliorized,by the (iovenwir-in-Comi.i] not ex-  eeeiline; inifiihy (me cn.-e tin* length of tliirty  miles, eommunein^ the sumo on or before the  lii>t of July, 1!M������. nnd i-omplctiiiK il within live  venix from tlmt <inte.  J. I). TOWNLKY.  ir'ei-retary.  Vuncouver, H. (,'.,  21th November, law.  [313]  -TO-  ciiic;a<;������  wasiii.\������;to.\  I'lllLilMILl'llIA  NKW l'OKK  ICOSTO.\ nml nil  1'olnls Knsl.  Vest mill So:i(li.  GS-O     TO  A.   HENDERSON  FOE  First Class Watch Repairing  All work iloDe uuder my own  supervision autl Rttarauteed.  (iood line of liingp,  Chains.  Lockets,  Cntrtind Collar Buttons alwavsearripd'in  stock. 4.-1  i Baker St., next to Buchanan & Co's Store.  ONE LESS AT HOME.  One less at home I  Chill ns tin* earth-born mist the thought  would rise,  And" wrap our. footsteps round, nnd dim  our eves;  Hut the l>r_K_t sunbeiim  ilat-teth from the  skies-  One more in heaven!  One more at home!  Thin   is   not   home,   where,   cramped   in  earthly mold.  Our sifjht, of Christ is dim,  our  love is  cold:  Hut there,  where face  to face  we  shall  behold,  Is home and heaven!  One less on earth!  Its pain, its sorrow, and its toil lo share;  One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear;  Oils more tlie crown of ransomed saints to  wear,  At home in heaven!  One more in heaven I  Another thought to brighten cloudy days,  Another theme of thankfulness and praise,  Another link 011 hiy'i our soul to raise,  To home and heaven!  .   One more at home!  That hon'ie where separation cannot be;  That home  where  none are  missed eternally.  Lord Jesus,  grant us nil   a. place with  Thee,  At home iu heaven 1  CAPT. STRAWBERRY.  California Wine Co.  NELSON,  B. C.  For information, lime cards, maps und lu i-ei>  call on or -write  F.  /->.   GIBBS.  General Agent, Spokane, H'uJt  or  A. D. CHARLTON  Asst. GtnU Tass. Ager-l TcrtUn-', Oie^cr.  STATE ORE  Sampling Work  R  I'. S.  EAII-V. !���������"..!  JOS. MONNIC. -Sec.  fctabli-iicd  1SS0.  A-Kf-ncrnl  Oro  Markr.f.*'L-rsr.-. Work",   it!  ! <-i.l6r:i<!<>.    Voile ni   .IHIIi n-.-.il   Viu-JiIin-i.   in  ! p.-iiM-r. Id.'ho S^rlnK-.-. and l:!.-i_k   llani.  : ORE SOLD ON COfMPETITSVE SIDS  j        AVrll^: f������.r onr rt-ference book.    Ai_l-.lr*j-s  j S.-TE 02S.SalS?L_KQ CO.  Gold Bullion Bought.  347       Dtsre;, Colo:   0-  BY GIUSEPPK ANTOXA.  His real name was Luigi, bnt every,  body called him Strawberry, because of  his round face, colored like terra cotta-  He did'not mind It, however; on the  contrary, he would hav������ preferred to see  his nickname or' tho ship's lopr-book, the  bill of lading, or thc declarations of the  custom-house., :, '  He never knew his mother nor hit*  father; he was found ou the flue sand of  the beach oue August morning, naked  us a flsh and red like a strawberry.  Some said that he. wan the son of a  sea-monster; others that the tide had  been his mother. Nobody ever' knew,  who he was, or where he came fiom  and at 13 years Strawberry found himself great without knowing whom to  thank or how he. had happened to be of  that age.  At first he helped the lishermeu to  throw their nets or string flsh upon m  cord, or" point wooden nails tor the bottom of boats, but he never teemed nt his  ease upon shore. He felt thnt he was the  son nf the sea, and1' intended from;, the  beginning to live upon lt; its dark  green waves,' its opaline transparency,  its silver shining enraptured him, and  he passed hours at a - time, seated upon  somo overhanging rock, watching tho  huge wavi's rollinir in and breaking upon  tiie stern cliit' in wasteful foam.  At 12 yniirs Iip became cabin-boy, in  .which capacity his dexterity was equalled |  by no one. It was fine to see him suspended by the teeth amid lines nnd cord-  u'ge,-or winding up the ship's cable with  those immense arms nnd logs, disproportionate to'his body, which made him resemble one of those great sea-spider*  which scamper away between - the loose  rock and stones.  Owing to the hard life on shipboard  his body hecatno liko rubbir, his skin  like parchment, his back like a camel;  his legs were lean "nnd thin; his heard  like hemn, his face large, red and salty,  and he lacked one eye, hnving caught a  small iron hook in tlie pupil once in  throwing a buoy. That did not disturb  him much, however; thu otlier always  remained, nnd for hiin that sufficed. ��������� As  to the aesthetic sldeot" the question, wan  ho not, any way, considered as a whole,  a perpetual insult to the beautiful?  Hundreds of times_. ho found himself  faco to face with death, but he always'  succeeded in escaping, although he more  willingly believed that it was by his own  taet than by the help of J'rovidence.  Onco in the West Indies he saw bis captain become palo; tiie boat was dancing  upon the wavos like n signal buoy, nnd  "Strawberry-_their lo" years-of ""age--was"  the watclrupon tlie main topsail, looking out'for the. dangerous coast of tiie  shore which could be easily distinguished  from aboard. The masts cracked and tiie  sails flew away In shreds with the furious bursts of wind. All ut once, with a  frightful sound of lacerated wood, tho  boy felt himself and tlie. topsail hurled  .into the air like two straws at the mercy  of a whirlwind. _ An hour luter he'clambered aboard and related his escape "to  the horrified crew. Another_timi* he fell  from tho top of tlie lore staysail, remaining suspended in midair by a foot which  caughti in the cordage.  . His bones were hard, and ho escaped  all and always, because, there was no one  who cared whether he lived or died, and  no one to remain behind to weep for him.  And thus from hurricane to hurricane,  out of ono' danger and into another,  forced to tho utmost by work ami pri-  vutlon, ho came at last to bo the owner  of a brlg.'uitino in partnership with an  oid captain, who took charge of tin* ad-  ministration of affairs, while Capt,  Strawberry directed tho bark and braved  th������jjsea. Together they transacted con-  sidcrable business on the coast and  mado money very easily.  At .'10 years Capt. .Strawberry had not  yet thought of love, but the salutations  and.embraces whicli lie saw around liim  at arrival aud departure, and which  were all .for the sailors ami none for lhe  captain, produced a certain effect.  . .One night a cabin-boy���������a youth of 18  years���������disobeyed and went ashore, knowing full-well the severe punishment that  awaited him on his return, bur -till witli  the courage to disobey, because somewhere there upon the land his swetheart  expected him. "   '  ���������   "Then," said the captain, thoughtfully  -to hiniself,"therereallycxistssnch love!"  One day'he landed alonp, finished hi������  business and prepared to depart, returning to his bark late at night, ch'aviug  the water in the direction of the brigan-  tine with powerful stroke of oars.  Thc night wns splendid; one of thoso  nights of .Sicily, when thc stars shine  aud tremble like a woman's '"yes full of  tears, and Capt. .Strawberry rowed slowly, looking with pleasure at" the long,  graceful lines of his ship lying against  tiie clear, pearly sky.  All nr once in the silence of thc-night  resounded the cry of an infant. The captain looked around him; nnc a boat wm  to be seen, anil he ..became aware t 1:1'.  the sound proceeded from the end of hi������  skiff. Rising to investigate, he found a  girl-child beating Its tiny hands and fv;  in the . night br.Pze, nnd, t.iki.--.^ her ir  nis arms, lie covered her as best as he  ijiitilil and gazed upon h������*r by the pale  li;:ht of the moon. .She was beautiful  and healthy and had thc " voice of 1  murine guard.  A theugbt,   whlsh . to   Um  sublime idea, flashed.through' his mind,  ond looking agaife earnestly at the child, c  he said   to   himself "This   will   be   my  wife!"  He reasouod in this wise: "Without  me the child would have been dead; I  instead will care for her, and will keep  her as if she wero mine,, nnd when s!������_  is gmwn and asks mo of hor mother 'I  will siiy to her: '1 am your mother; you  livo because of me; you owe all to me!'  Ami .she will love me, will love mt*. pass  ionaU'ly, because f'will be the only mun  to whom sho will owe allegiance, and  she will not notice my ugliness."  In n few wor.ii ho had created himself  a wifo, brought her   up   according to Ills  pleasure, and   when   tho opportune mo  mt*nt nrrived married her.  Anil ns he plan nud so lie acted; carrying tin; child to his country, where he  gave hur iuto tho charge of n peasant  woman who had. another baby; tarrying  patiently till sho became a'" woman that  he might niurry Iter, like one awaiting  grapes to ripen for harvest. From that  time on he did not feel that mysterious  sense of pain In seeing those embrncos  and loving greetings at homo coming  and departure. "Happy dnys will come  for 1110 also!" he thought, and he wnlted  with the same indifference with which  in tir.ie of calms he waited for the wind  to freshen.  Twice a month, when ho 'returned  from his usual -voyage, he went to see  the "child, and- finding her rtinnitig  thoughtlessly on the shore, springing  from rock to rock like a sea-bird, or see-  ing her intent upon ttshlng with her  foster-brother, the diffused light of the  sunbeams making her appear moro blond  und more beautiful, he felt better pleased  than ever with what lie had done, und  with no idea of concealing his thought  lie said to everybody:���������  "My Giunettn is a rose which I cultivate in a hothouse with all cure. One  day .this ros������ will expand, and ull her  perfume will be for me!"  Ho wns proud of what awaited him in  a near future.  When Glnnetta was 20 he married her,  the girl allowing hersMf to be wedde.d to  the only man to whom she ' had ever  looked for protection. Ho was SO years  old, and the ugliest captain that ever  commanded a ship: she the most beautiful girl of tbe Riviera.  Capt. Strawberry seemed to be happy.  He establl'hed her in a little white house  ou the shore, surrounded with roses and  lime trees, then returned to his brlgun-  tine, his voyages, his business, never  thinking that in taking a wife a part of  bis life ought also to - change. He' had  married Glanetta for the sake of having  near him. a beautiful little pelo face, fo'f  the pleasure of seeing somebody on tho  pier waiting for him when he returned,  and to have good woolen socks for wear  in winter.  Fortnightly he passed n>- couple (jt  days ashore, going home to bis brido  only after all business had been nrrnngod;  he treated her as one would treat a good  chum, with no thought of exerting himself to plenso her, and believing 'firmly  that she was deeply interested in what  interested him. He told her that when  the bees lingered closo to the beehive  and the dogs',coats smelled strong that  it was unsafe to put out to sea, because  ��������� storm threatened; he taught her how  to preserve cigars in rum and how, t.o  miinuge h bont with a lateen sail. Ho  made long conversations with her on tho  merit of sugar, marsala nnd cigars, nnd  of thi* leather, sulphur and oil so much  in demand, interlarding his talk with all  manner of marine nnd commercial twnn  to which the littlo rosy ears of the 20-  year-old bride were strangers. He treated  her like a ship. Ho commanded her as  he would have commanded troops.  " Veer, tack, heave out cable, larboard,"  starboard!"a All this ho would say to bcr^  nnd, to please him she wns obliged fn  understand.  Tiiix* passed nnd they hnd been married n year, when one night the captain, greedy for business, returned a day  beforo tho usual time, hut because of'a  dreadful storm the brlgnntlnc could n nt  enter tlie hnrbqr. When every - sail v;,.s  furled thu captain made two sailors row  him ashore.' As he touched land the hur--  ricune burst> in all its'fury. Tho sun bad  'loiig'si neb-!*! isTippeared" and already a  most frightful night enveloped the lliy-  iera. Hy the sinister blaze of thc lightning the captain found rhe pnth whir!.,  led to his littlo home, and ascended it. as  best he could by rhe fitful gleaming. Ho  felt 11 fitrauge'iiiKiuietness; it si.iucd-.to  him that thu house receded the nearer  he approached to it; but, filially lie arrived  ���������t the garden,=and searched in tho darkness for the hitch of tiie gate.  All at once, not far from him, a burst  of merry laughter and heavy, hurrying  footsteps made liim thrilj. In spite of  the uproar of thy hurricane be recognised  ihe voico of Glanetta, his wife, answering laughingly to another voice, the gay,'  careless tones of a young man. Strawberry felt tho cold of un icy jicr������piral l������n  wet his fore-head, and his legs trem tiled  ns they had-ncver trembled to the rocking of any vessel. Ho waited, iIi-:-heart  seemed to bound out nf him, a fog \filed  his sight, He hud only tlie time to step  hastily between two bushes, wln'n,  wrapped in a mariner's cloak, a young  man, tho foster-brother' of " (iiunetlu,  carrying the wifo of Strawberry, with  her arms around his neck like a child,  run by witu great strides, and, opening  the gate, disappeared among the putlis  of the garden. The two lovers had bfii!)-  surjirised by tlio hurricane on the hill,  where they hnd gone to hide their happiness.  The captain" divined " the truth at  once, ami,remained as if petcifled^upon  the spot. If the mun who had broken his  life bud been a captain, ' witli bronzed  face and broad shoulders, he would Ivive  ruu after him and strangled him; but  before that boy of 21 yenr?, blond and  pale like a girl, incapable'to guide a -hip  or to anchor it in u duck pond, lu* feii  hi-jsel bitterly humiliated, witb u tcrrt" :  ble sense of shame.  Meanwhile", in the gurden, every- sound  of mirth had vanished, nnd the Hlvi.rn,  iu its entirety, was given over to the  dart, powers of the tempest.  Capt. Struwberry trembled, passed a  hand slowly over his forehead und bit iii������  nails till the blood (lowed as tin*, swift  knowledge of the mistake he had mad>'  dawiii-d upon his stunned intelUgc-nc'.  Thi-ii he turned and stumble..!    blindly  backward to the skiff.   Out at sea a short  distune,;   lay    the   briguntlne,    its    time  lights jjlenmlng with ucc������mfort__ib'iL*._.:iu^-  ness in tive heavy   gloom    of, the stormy  night.  When the,captain reached his ������hijj  he sent all on board below to sleep, -t.it-  " ing briefly that lie would keep wntcii.  Then he went slowly into the  rigijii.n  The   flrst   rays   of   the  morning sun.  touching with   golden   caress tbe mountains on shore,    fell upon    tbe topsail o!  the brigantlne and on the body   of Gait.  Strawberry,   which, '.'��������� suspended   from   a  ship's rope,  iWH&g  kMTtif  toward tin V  ;:^HE .MINER, A!EL^ON,;;i3. C��������� .SATURDAY, J_*NUAR<Y; 16, 1897  THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUTH,  I  I'd like to be n cowboy,  and ride a fiery  boss,  Wav   out   into the big and  boundless  'West,  I'd  kill   the   bears   an'   catamounts   an'  wolves I come across,  An' I'd pluck   tlie bnl'head eagle I'rou  liis nest.  With my pistols at my side,  J'd roam" the prairies wide  An'to scalp the savage Injun in his wigwam would 1 ride���������  It I durst.; but I daresn't.  I'd like to go to Afrlky tin', limit the  lions  there.  An' tlio biggest ollyfuuts you   ever saw.  I   would  track   the   fierce  gorilla to his  equatorial lair,  An' beard the cauuibull tliat eats folks  raw.  I'd chase ill. pizen snakes  An' tlie'pottiinus that makes  His nest, down at the bottom of unfathomable hikes���������  If Idur.t; butl daresn't.  I would I were n> pirut  to sail  the ocenu  blue,  -\Vilh 11 big black flag n flyin'overhead;  1 would scour the billowy main   with my  ItalianL pirn, crew  Ati'ilyc the sea a grouty, gory red!  With my cutlass in rny hand  On thu quarterdeck I'd stand  And to deeds of   heroism   I'd incite  pirut band  If I darst: but I daresn't.  my  And  the  too!  if I darst, I'd   lick  my  pa for  times that he's licked me!  I'd lick my brother an' my teacher  I'd lick tlie fellers that call rouud on sister  after tea,  An' I'd  keep on  lickin' folks till 1 got  through! ^  You bet, I'd run away *"*  From my lessons to my play;  An'I'd shoo   the  bens, an'   tease Che cut, I  und kiss tho girls all day��������� |  If I durst; but I duresn'tl i  ���������E-Gl-'SE FlKLD.  AU ASSAYING-ROOM PUZZLE  . One   morning, .early   in , June, I wus  ���������ent for by my employer, ��������� tho   head of a  . detective agency,and, found a visitor, with  - bim.    The   latter   rose   when I .entered,  And the chief formally introduced us.  "Mr. Vincent," he .said, .addressing  the gentleman,"this is Mr. Borland, the  detective whom I have been speaking to  you abo_t."  Mr. Vincent bowed and I returned the  salutation.    "That   is   my card, sir." ho  ���������aid, handing mo the piece of pasteboard  - as be spoke.  I   looked   at   the   card;   it   borj  name: "Mr.    Hornce   Vincent,"   and,in  the corner   the   nnmo   of Mr.  .Vincent's  firm, "Leggitt.&   Vincent, . Assayers. to  the Bank of Groat Britain."  "We are iu great trouble," ..said Mr.  Vincent, after a short pause; "we have  reason to believe that one of our assistants is robbing us daily of tho gold dust  which passes t.hrough his hands."  "Indeed*" I returned; "then why not  have the gentleman arrested at "once?"  "That is impossible," he snid���������"quite  Impossible."  "May I ask why?" I snid. briskly.  "We ennnot do so because there is not  ono jot of proof to justify such an arrest.  Every man is searched nightly on leaving the. premises, and this man ��������� whom  we suspect ��������� has undergone the same  treatment. Not a tenth of an ounce of  the dust has been found on. his person on  any occasion."..  "Then why suspect him?'.' -1, asked,  somewhat impatiently.  "Thero is no one else to suspect. cAt  our establishment we havo some 20 assaying rooms,-and"each room hns made up  its accounts perfectly with .tho exception  of tho room in which young Renshaw is  employed. Month after month a considerable deficit occurs there.  "If it is your wish thnt I should take  the ease in hand, I will come and havo  a look,at your place nnd, employes without delay."  Mr.   Vincent   shook   hands   with the  o chief, and I, having made   a ..few necessary preparations, set out with tho assayer  for the. scene'of the trouble.  ���������*-.As-we-walked;-along,-Tsaid:������������������;���������   , . ".How   much   of   the   dii9t   has been  missed   altogether?"    I   asked,   after   a  short pause,  ./'Close   on   150 ounces.    You see, the  robberies have beon extending over some '  time now,   und  twe   are   determined   to  eltbcr find  the thief   or   dischargo' every  man in our employ."  "I hope that there will be   no need for  such an'extreme measure," I   remarked;*|  "doubtless, "we   shnll    be   nblo to bring  borne the crjsio to the culprit." ���������  _So more wns said until we reached the',  assaying-rooms. Mr.. Vincent op__ed thu���������  door, and, bidding,mo follow him, passed  rapidly into tho   room,   No.    15,    whero  the,robberies, hud been committed. I  A young fellow was bending over a  pulr of hair scales as wo entered.''  "That Is ,-Konshaw," whispered Mr.  Vincent; "quite a youngster, , as you  see." " '  ��������� Renshaw, becoming aware of my presence, looked - up. I um something uf a  render of physiognomy, and reading that  face, I distrustod it ut once.  Mr. Vincent wus the first to speak.  "Riinshaw," ho said, in"a low voice,  - "I am indeed griovod that I should havo  to speak to you as I am going to speak,  but there is no alternative This gentle-,  man is a private detective. He has come  to inquire into the mysterious disappear- '  ance of tho gold dust from  this room."  "Well," said Renshaw, sulklry, "what  has tliat to do with me, sir?"  "I only hopo for your sake and your  * dead father's sako that it has indeed  nothing to do with you," returjed Mr.  Vincent, sadly; "but the facts are so  black against you that I - have determined to, take up the matter now and  pierce tho heart of tho mystery. Renshaw, it is not too late to confess. I will  not bo hard on tou,  nor   will    Mr. Log-  gite*  "I havo   nothing   to   confess," he returned,   moodily; "I   have   never tnkoa  anything out nf this room   that   was.not  ��������� my own property."  "If ynu are speaking the truth," said  Mr. Vincent, not unkindly, "how do  ���������jctTi explain that there is" such -a remarkable deficit at the end of each month in  tho accounts connected with Room 15?  Nobody beside yourself is allowed in  -, here���������to whom else can we look for an  explanation?"  "I cannot help you, sir," he said,  quietly- "I am very sorry, of course, for  what has occurred, but it is out of my  power to do anything in the matter."  He paused, and then broke out, almost  passionately:���������   ���������  "Haven't you searched me night   after  night, as if I were   a   dock-laborer?" he  .. snid.    "Surely, if I had stolen anything,  It would have been    found   on me then.  What more do you want?"  "We want to find tha culprit, ray boy,  that's all. there is so-in* great puzzl.  hare���������seme 'strange^^jstery, __ bluck___������  night.. Renshaw, . if you will take a last  chance, I offer it to you now. If you are  connected with this business, speak out,  and ��������� I promise you that the law. shall  uot toiich you. Losn .this opportunity,  and then .thu law shall go to work, and  if it, indeed, nan convict you, then we  shnll have no mercy on you. What is  your answer?"  ''My answer is as before," ho said,  flowly. "1 know nothing whatever nf  the affair. If I did I would say so; us I  donLt, I can't "  We lefr, him alone, nnd 1 went to Mr.  Yini.er.t's prlvntj ronin, whnro wo spent  half an hour in earnasl, consultation.  "My opinion,"   I    said,    "is certainly  t'ni.l- li.e youth is guilty, and that he has  disi'.iwn'l   some   method   of   hiding his  .spoils   from    thu   si archers    night   after  nigh.."  ������������������Hut- what- method could he possibly  u.c?'' asked Mr, ' Vincent, putting his  hand to his forehead in despair; "nothing  osc-i c- thc searchers���������ab-.nliit.lv not ii-  ing "  ' I am not so sure of that,"' I returned,  i  slowly; "FcnTchers are only human, after  all, a:ul   possibly   n   mos.   simple trick  has deceived them.    Is    there any means  I by which    Renshaw   coulJ    be    watch'id  I from a mom above?''  j      "Curiously enough,"-replied  Mr.  Vincent, ,:tin?#_! happens to be a   skylight in  room 15.    Perhaps   you   noticed it wlisn  ! you were thero?     Through that skylight  you would    have   ample    opportunity of  seeing how lit*. um;iloys himself."  "Very well," I said, "it.is no use of  my. watching hiin now, ns he. will, of  courso, be on his guard. Iu n week's  time 1 will return. Meantime, you will,  of course, keep yonr own counsel, and  let no inkling as to my visit leak out in  tho place."  He rea=s>:rjd me heartily ou this point,  hud then we shook hands aud parted.  A week later, I took . up my position  above the skylielit, and - watched the  youug assayer closely.  I must confess that. be diu nothing  whatever td a suspicious ��������� nat_re. Ho  pursued his. work calmly - and methodically, showing himself ��������� to.- bo a V**ry industrious workman.  He had . a ; habit oriuaunerisni. whioh  seemed to me rather strange in so ynung  a man It might be natural, or it might  be affected, but every now. and again  he would pause in his work,and pass his  long,, nervous hands -through 111.- bushy,  auburn hair, .as though, trying to colleit  his,thoughts. It rcm.nded me very forcibly of a mannerism of Henry Irving,  and I thought it possible that.Renshaw  .might be a bit stage-struck, and had  cousoiously or .unconsciously adopted tbe  the '. mannerism of the great actor.  .Throughout the day I stood In my uncomfortable position, eliciting ��������� nothing.  At five o'clock the establishment closed,  and I came down from. my perch, and  w**nt straight   to Mr.  Vincent's room  "Mr. Vlm-mit," I said, ".my search  has been useless,so far. I am now going  round to Ronshnw's place of residence.  and I want ynu to give mo his .address  and invent some, pretext for keeping him  here for, say. half au hour, while I pursue iny.. investigations."  "Very well," ho replied, promptly;  and then, ringing a bell, he told tlm  messenger who answered it to detain  Renshaw and - not let him go until he  had seen him. The messenger having departed, Mr. Vluofnt wroto tho address of  the young man on a slip of paper.  Jumping   into   a   hansom,  I drove as  fast as   the   cab . would   take  me to 22,  Acacin    Villas,    Brixton,      where    Hen-  shaw lodged.- . Arrived thoro I presented  my eatd aud   having   sufficiently   overawed   the landlady   by   the magic name  I of "detective,"' - I   v.-ns   ushered up into  j Renshaw's room and   left alono. ,  Iliad,  ] of course, cautioned the  woman   against  1 giving him tho   slightest   hint   whou ha  came in of my \isit_.  Then 1 examined.tlie room- closely. In  one of the drawers I found a collection  of tradesmen's bills, which provod clf-ily  ' that my "bird" had been going it, for  J some time past. One of tlie bills rather  l astonished mc. for it was for a bottle of  ! aniline hair-dyo.  i.     "What on earth should he want to dye  j his   hair   for?" I. pondered���������and thon it  Irflashed-'iipon-me like���������lightning-a-stroke  that Renshaw's auburn    hair   had never  seemed to mo. to be quite genuine.   _But  j why   should   he   desire-).to   change   its  color?  As I stood   thinking,   I heard his step  .on the stairs.   In a moment I had durlo'd  behind   a-  screen,     which,    fortunately,  ' happened to   be   standing in a corner of  the room,, nnd waited for his entry.  ,"    He canto in    hurriedly   nnd    sue down  on the bed.-"Then he looked in his wnter  1  can andfound it empty.  i    " Ho   went* to -the door nnd called out:  r. .-"Mrs. Martin. I   wish -you   would send  up some water at one**.     Vou know I al-  wavsliko to have a    wash directly I get  I'back."   .. ��������� .-   -  "Funny thing, this desire  for cloanli-  ���������  ness," I thought. "I saw him ��������� wanh his  hands nt   live   o'clock 'to-night    btforu  leaving   tho assaying-room.    He is quite  '������������������ fanatical   on   tho   subject   of- soap iind  water.'-'  ��������� Up   camo   tho   servant   in n moment,  carrying with her a huge cun.    Renshaw ',  thanked   her,    und   having .set  tho can!  down,    he   locked   the   door, and mado '  preparations for washing. j  He filled tho basin,   and   then put Ills .  head und^r water for   about   40 seconds, '  slowly"rinsing it nt the end of that time. f  He   repeated   tho   process   again   and  again,   to my   intense   amazement   and.  astonishment.    Of  course, there was no-  thing in n man's   bathing '* his head, but'  ' when yie process   was   gon������   through   a  dozen   times,    surprise     was      perfectly  ._ natural. "        _   ** u !  But,Lfeeling that if the secret was ever  to bo discovered, it must be discovered  now, I seized the opportunity, when  Renshaw's head was turned towards the  window, of stealing out from my hiding-  place behind the screen and 'examining  the basin nnd its contents.  Good heavens! In an instant tho  .truth flashed on me; the water was full  of gold dust washed from his head. Out  suspicions had been correct, and Renshaw was indeed the thief.  In a moment I had him firmly in'my  grip. " ��������� ���������>  .  "I arrest you, Mark Renshaw," 1  cried, "on a charge of theft. I've had a  nice hunt to run you down, but I reckon  I've done the trick at last." He turned  as white as death.  "The game's up," he, said, hoarsely,  "but it was a good game while lt lasted.  Vou cun take me now whenever you  like."  . I could not help admiring his self-  possession. I saw the reason for the hair-  dye aiid the reason for his passing his  hands frequently through his hair. Thc  rive had fce.n used tn make his hair of  similar color tothe gold dust, and when  hf* put his hands to his head, hp quietly  left a pinch nf du=t In he hair. It was a  very clever device, bnt it was played out  now.���������Tit-Bits.  LOYE-'WHILE YOU WAIT.  BY JOSEPH NEVIN DOYLE.  Mr. Percival S. Garden wus a vory,  or nt, least felt ho was a very, superfluous  man: albeit ho hnd struggled desperately  nnd manfully to disprove his own convio-  tion on that point. Ho wus standing ,  near to u marble group in tho drawing-  room of tho Mmlison avenuo home of i  tho Olivers, his most   intimate   friends, j  Garden was not a vory popular mem- I  ber ot his set on account of a perilous  faculty he bad of avoiding these very  amenities ho now so mercilessly rated.  He wns to be found at this reception���������  well, if tho mutter wero probed to the  bottom, principally because he was  rnthor fond of the Ollvors, aud Jack  Olivor had reminded hlra he must not  send a regret at tho peril of a. serious  breach in their friendship, adding:���������  "But I know you'll not he so cruel as  to deprive Mrs. Oliver of such an excellent attraction. Think of all the whispering over fans: 'That is tbe vtonderful  Mr. Garden. Such a charming, darling  fellow! Abhors danclug; does not believe in lovo ns it Is. Considers society  n sublunary purgatory.' Come, you'll  not deprive Florence of such a jolly  subject for discussion when things  threaten to drag."  Notwithstanding all this Garden went  to tho reception and occasioned little  .comment, or surprise even, except among  his most intimate friends, -who alone  were aware of his peculiarities, so nicely  did he disguise them. He was one of the  busiest men in New York, that fact was  patent.  "There are times when even the fine  passivity of a warble group is not the  lenst desirable state. Had. lithe lamp of  Aladdin I should desire instantly to be  transformed into a statue of���������well, let  me see���������"  Some one plucked his sleeve. It was  his hostess.  "You remind me very much," said  Mrs, Oliver, "of u stutue I once saw of  Achilles, I think it was. Why this heroio  abstractedness?"  "Come, let us doscond to things more  substantial than dead heroes, if not less  poetical I have a pleasant surprise In  store for you."  "Indeed!"  "Yes. Let me fetch you to an old  friend just returned from over the seas."  Then when they were alone, said  Garden to Alice Coates:���������  "I can assure you I am ��������� heartily glad  to see you again, Miss -Coates."  "You may call me Alio* as you did  before I went abroad," snid the_,petite,  charming girl with whom Mrs. Oliver  bad left him, and then mischievously:  "though you may not chuck ine under  the chin as you did then, because I un  quite a young lady now,   you   see."  "Dpnr ine.yes, quite, n young lady.  Do you remember our chnts, :���������ythfiu we  used to poke fun at the courtly old dnmeB  at your mother's affairs? I have.never  found congenial company since you.-went  abroad and havo quite gone out of  society entirely���������become a kind.of commercial anchorite."  '.?How fortiui.to you-are! . But. then  you never .really oared for society, did  you?"  "No, indeed, nor did you. Are your  ideas unchanged, Alice?"  "Well, in a. way. I still; think, us  you-used to say, tho world would be  better off if thero were not this terrible  trifling with preolous time. Yet���������and I  know you.-, will pardon me���������I.nm surprised to find you single. Is it possible  thero hns boon no one charming - enough  to break through the���������yes, I shall say It  ���������pessimistic ice of your nature?"  "No one, indeed. But, though, I will-  not be so vain as to say it is.entirely,  yet I. will be bold enough to say to my  old confidante, it hns been largely, due  to the fact that I have not hnd the time  to- devote to love-making. And you  know, it takes a great deal of gadding  about before a man may. even evidence  his affection slightly."  ".Very trus."  ^--^'fNow.-don'tyoii���������think ��������� yourself-tliat-  the -conventional .wooing     is   a     very  lamentable sacrifice of time?,"  "If-the woman in me concludes, no;  but if I pursevere'ulong strictly common-  sense lines,' perhaps, yes." "How charming you are! Jove! you have not changed  a jot, Alice, since yonr hair has been  -turned" tip nnd you have donned the  harness of social slavery. But, to continue pur subject; I honestly.think this  business of love and marriage might be  expedited,' for instance, In the cnmnipr-  cial way. A man comes into my ..oflice  with a proposition that is almost ns important to ine us n marriage, for it  affects my life'n affairs very radically. I  might even say it. is quite asiiuDortnnt  as marriage, for it is sometimes irrevocable, whilo with marriage thero is always tho divorce court. I should like  to givo ������. year's serious thought to his  'proposition,*' but'it cannot ^reasonably .be  dono. Ho wnnte an - answer that hiiiiib  day, Immediately,.if. possible. True, I  tako, say half nn hour or an hour to  turn tho * matter over in my mind and  view it in every light. As u rulo in thnt  length of time I nm como nt n satisfactory conclusion. Now if I could but find  a.womau to whom I might say: 'Here,  lob us expedite mattors; let us get-this  of   love-making  preliminary    business  over with immediately  and   come to the  point without further ndo���������' "  "How unique!" .interrupted Miss  Coates, beaming.  ' "Of course, it should be some one  with whom one Is rather well acquainted���������������s, for instance, you and I���������" "  "Mr. Garden!" .  - "There, there, " you see, heresy will  crop out even in an old adherent! Let  me continue. I take out my watch this  way and say: 'It Is just 10 o'clock now,  Alice, I love you very denrly! Will you  marry ine to-night, right away?' " "  . "How charmingly ridiculous!"  "That's   right!      Stf   it   is,    perhaps,  ridiculous, nnd   I   shall  have to turn in  . again on   my  poor   old lonely soul���������no  one understands!"  "But, my dear friend, am I to believe  your peculiar theories carry you seriously  so far as.that?"  "I   nm   profoundly   in-   earnest.    My'  affairs of business nre so   absorbing that  I. candidly   can   give   no   time to love-  { making."  "Then you dssorvo never to..get a  wife, if you cannot sacrifice business for  her. Why, love-making is the best part  of n woman's life!"-  "Enough! I had   expected   to   find in  : you, if not a firm believer in my theories  lit least a strong sympathizer.    That settles it!    You aro the last straw.    I shall  never marry!"  Now   here'a   very   =in<?alar thing or-  curred.     Alice,'' of oour.e,    might   have  '  turned the conversation into other channels; reminiscences of old  tinias; eipcii-  i ences in The tntwvai which  _*-  ��������� _W_'** i ������t������_>_H V S������i_ I-*  since last they met, an hundred and one  other diverting subjects might have been  introduced nnd that .would ��������� have . been  the end of it; but, instead, sho fell into  a meditative mood, pondering upon thn  subject at hand, fascinated by its very  brilliant, though obviously absurd,  novelty.  (Garden observed thnt this cogitation  occupied exactly three minutes. Timo  ho felt would be nn important factor in  tho business at hand.)  "Well, supposing Mr. Percy - (I am  going to cull you Mr. Percy as in tho old  times) supposing,' then, I should say in  tho rustic fashion, 'I love you also very  dourly, I um willing.' "  Though she tried to say this with  equipoise nnd admirable' insipidity, her  face flushed in spite of her efforts nud  her heart throbbed with much violence.  "Good!" said he, "I should say: 'And  now, if you will excuse ine, I shall speak  with your father. He Is here, I understand.' " Then, taking out his watch,  "It is now fifteen minutes of, ten.  Where is your father?"  "1 think he is���������" and never until her  dying day shnll she understand how  these words escaped her with suoh perfect inconsequence���������"I think he is in  the library with Mr. Oliver."  Garden arose, |nd, putting .the watch  back into his. pocket, made as to go  away.  Miss Coates caught'.his sleeve. .She  wns trembling and the smiles had died  out of her face. Said she: "Oh, Percy!���������  I mean Mr. Garden���������don't be so foolish!  He will think you are Insane."  He drew.tbe sloeve away gently. '.'Be  careful, Alice," said he. "We are attracting attention.  Don't make a scene "  The next moment he was.. gone, and  in a daze - of. excitement and confusion  Alice hurried to the - conservatory and  dashed in among the palms.  When Garden stalked.into the library,  bold as you please, he found. Alice's  father and Jack Oliver smoking and  chatting listlessly.  Tbe first thing he did was to.whip  out his watch and ��������� poiso lt in.the, palm  of his hand.    Then, said he:���������  "Major Coates, I ..have' just proposed  to your daughter and she has accepted  me. Are vou willing we should bo married to-nigbt?"  The cigar fell from the lips of the  Major,, and he louked in blank amazement, first upon his interrogator, then  upon Oliver, with a slight questioning  Aspect in the last glance. Oliver burst  out a-lnughlng, and the Major turned  again to Garden,' helplessly, und said:���������  "Percy, my boy, have you.lost your  lenses?"  "True," the other -answered, drawing  a chair up to tbe table, "this requires  some explanation and justifiable waste  of time, doesn't it?"  Then he went into every detail of the  conversation between himself and Alice.  "Gad," said Coates, "looking acrois  to Oliver. "There's considerable .sound  sense In what he says."  1 "Now, this is. my plan," continued  Garden. "There is a olergyman . here,  Dr. Van Every. See how beautifully  everything fits! .Oliver here has power  to issue marriage licenses, and . as for  Witnesses, that need not be mentioned  with such a houseful."  "But Alice?" said the Major. "I cannot believe she is a party to such wild  plans!" -  "Oh, yes, I know she will _��������� agreeable!" answered Garden. "She has said  so."  "Yet I am sure she shall have changed  hor mind   by   th'- ~     She   has had  time to tnl'ut'-." . .-   -      ������������������'������������������ -\ i ��������� ��������� '���������'���������:     "'���������"  go find her." ' a���������  "No," pu.f ii\ UJlTsr: rKi'iir. ���������'I_c-"_r-j  do that for > or..''  "I'll give you j-?' ,i'.-_i r.i.iv!--",  Jack."  Now the Major looked Garden over  carefully nnd the other returned his  scrutiny with signal seriousness, much  as he might have looked out of an earnest commercial disputation upon another business man,-with whom he wts  discussing some one., point in-mercantile  ethics. It occurred to the Major In a  fumbling, bewildering'fashion that this  was a state of . affairs of .- which: he had  -Often_sangulnely__.dren.med____ivt_t.i_neyer,..  heaven, no! never with such unheard of  precipitancy. Garden was even then exceptionally wealthy and with his tireless  devotion to money-getting no man might  estimate what would be the end.' Ills  own (the Major's) affairs were in a rather  precarious condition; nlthough few knew  of lt.  At this period of his.reflections. Oliver  returned with Alice upon one. arm und  his wife upon the othor. Jack himself  ���������was-smiling blandly, Mrs. Oliver seemed  somewhat amused, but Alice was a pie-,  turo of lovliost Indignation..  She addressed herself --first to the  Major:���������  "My dear futher, I hope you do not  believe I could havo been so absurd."  "H'm!" .said .the mujor, . in whioh  Utterance there hovered" the very ghost  of an inflection nf disappointment. "I  thought you did not consent, certainly.  How could I think otherwise? But tlmt  fact does not reflect upon Percy's theories.  I think they arevVnry admirable."  Garden thrust Iris fob into his   pocket.  "Oh,   dear!"   said   he.    "I    see    one  has to be conventional.    It   is a   part of  the primordial curse!"  This remark of Garden's seemed to  have the effect of dispersing the little  party; perhaps on account of.its embarrassing pathos. Again it may.have been  a conspiracy or merely, a desire to avoid  the scene which.Alice's" cold, impersonal  glance toward Percy very surely indicated."  Her eyes were upon the enrpet when  the others stole quietly out. She seemed  gathering from Its dim scarlet flowers  the secret fires of her scorn under whicli  Garden must presently wince. . When ut  length she looked up nnd found thn  others were gone���������all save Percy���������a sla-  giilar look of helplessness came into lier  uyes. Instinctively (it must have been),  they sought Garden. He was still sitting  with his face buried in his hands.  "Well," she said to herself, "how lonely  he must be after all!"   -  Just then Garden looked up.  The action was fatally exact. A moment later, a moment sooner and all  might have been diffprant perhaps. Garden seemed conscious cf its fateful opportuneness, nor was he slow to take  advantage of it. Hurrying over to Alice,  he caught her hands impulsively while  she was rtill in -that dawnlike thrall  whan a woman's mystic self is revealed  to her for the first time absolutely.  "Oh," satd 8he, dazedly, drawing  nw-v from him. 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Jan 8���������  Franklin-.T Hamer to C Hi-bard, J, 825.  New Castle. Calgary, Royal Artnur, lloyal  Canadian, City of Vancouver���������G Moore to J  Riley, J Shannon, J Bell, A McAllister.  Golden Valley���������J Shannon to W Itiley, i.  Empress of India���������,) Shannon to W Kiley, ^.  Keglna���������G Moore to .1 Stewart, 1, $100.  Lit-���������.1 L Warner, notice to commence  action to have location declared null and void  on ground of pi ior location under name of  Vesuvius. ' . .       , ���������  Rustler���������Jl E Graham to D R English and U  Scully. .     ,   ,  lllinoiso���������LScholl lo F W Hunt, )..  Boston Xo 1, Boston No 2. Carson���������C Bowman  to Bruce Craddock and J Dawson, 1-3, $200.   Nelson, Marten���������J E Pox to D 11 Gibson, $000  Perrctes���������W Blair to W Iv darkness and J C  Allen, $1000. ,T,r  Copper Chief���������A L Anderson to J J H.nager  C M Carpenter and R M Sharpe. 1-3.  Acl joiner, El Capitun���������V Conouytto J J llen-  agcr," C Al Carpenter and J. M Shupe, 1-3.  Jan 9- "    '  Sunset���������A Tregillus to H G Ncelands, $500.  Jlica King���������11 C Freer, to 1) O Lewis, \.  Jan 11- ��������� ������������������ ''  Minnehaha,   Hiawatha���������N   Iv  Franklin.   C  Faas and C W Groonlce to W Glynn. $500.  Same claims���������W". Glynn to \\    Pugsley,  \.  $10*-  AnnieL, Big Four���������J E Ilooson, withdrawal  of all ul-Mni to any interest.  West Derby���������\V E Dugaii to II L Brooks, 1-3.  Cashier���������S K Sinkham to J J Perkins, J.  ..   Athabasca���������W Bailey and C S Bailey to II (_  Xcelamls (re-recordci'i  . ...  ~*   " ~r[uiTiminKHiv!.l=J..'   ��������� ������������������������������������������" to <-*��������� CVilanan, i,  $151).   ' ' -?  Wcsliuinster , Nashville,   Charleston���������WL  ������.   '   Callanan, .1 Stuart and J T Kelly to J A McDouell and G 1) B Turner.   Bond for \ interest,  provided MoDonell, and Turner secure crown  grant. u  .  Jan 12- ���������  Arlington. Canadian King. Iron Arm���������M E  Adie to WL Boyd. J.. ....  Same claims���������\V L Boyd to J M Cornthwaite  1-0,  Lexington���������W Croteau to C O Lalonde, 1-3,  $100.  . Free Silver, I loyal, Galena. Fair View, Ma-  icsUc"T'uby Monarch���������I-N-Billings to-ArWells-  i  *' Bid (1���������11 U Cuthbert' notice of option \ interest from W Chap, to May 'J, IS.17.  Rex���������A Y Wilson to M Schwcig, ...  Ilex���������M sSchweiii to M JO'llearn, i.  Golden���������Julia Wright to \V Moore.  Golden���������W Moore and WI) Pitcairn (unre  corded..!) to A OaioiiK. - l ^  Jan 13- *** <*  Empire��������� P McCormack to J A Drain.  Kilv.ruit.~J Uidiliaugh to 15 Luxton, J.  Wellington���������J Lukov to J Albano.  Joliaimisbcrg���������1> W Skinner to J T Wilson,}  $100.  Maple Leaf, St Mary's-!-, Poitrns to 11 Eum-  mulcn, bond H for 80,000 shares of company to  bo formed before J uly 1, 1)7Jwith a capital stock  of 1.000.<MH)$l share**'.   =  Arkwright, Alki-M E Graham and J F May  lo Joseph Powell, bond, $100 clown and $1000  .May 15. 117.        *���������  .loscf~W J Skynner to W A Jowett, 1.  Wild Horso,- Silver Tin, Black Man/Black  Hawk, Shamrock, Good'Hope���������J P Peterson to  J I. Hate. S Bale and I) V Star wait.  Itab���������J I. Bale to A Malnwnrlng Johnson.  Itougli Ashlar���������D J Steele and J Lawrence  to II U Goodevu, i, $100.  Kootluml  Christine���������loseph L Warner to A 1) Provand. J.  Koj al Oak. Circassian, Whoop up,Glouco*ter,  Atlas���������Thomas Denton and Wm Hooper to S  : Thornton Langley. "   -  Golden Welcome���������E LBrozcnon to Kootenay  and Algoma Gold Mining Co.  Cracker Jack No 1���������August Heischl to..) Albano, V.     .        ,- ������  Byron " and Ontario���������Dan McLean to J R  Simpson.  Glasnevin���������Jaines Mahoney to Walter "1$  Hazclwood, {. ���������- >  Hangonr-Dan O'Learyto Walter B Hazel-  wood, i.  Mabel���������Robcrn Tombs to Alma LieU.  Tailor Boy���������II B Anderson to W F Graham,;  Amphion���������Chas S Askew to Thos Nicholson,  \.  Wellington���������Joseph Reed to J Jesse Reed. }.  -    Allan Blanc���������Richard Harrow and R J Cam-,  eron to "Wm II Cooper, h.  Hudson���������James Patterson to D W McMillan'  $100.  Odd Trick���������Geo A Bridge John H Vicaryand  Joseph Gancy toO W Chamberlain. SIOOO.  Empire Fraction���������S IC Green to John Henderson. -,  " Skill a Goolc���������John Henderson lo Thos Parker.  Copper Giant. Gray Copper, Blue Copper���������B  H Moore to Copper Giant Gold Mining Co.  Argentine���������Chris Robertson to G 1) Francis  $500.  Contact���������Edw liurnes to J W Cruthers.  Vulcan No 2���������A E Jefferson to J F Reddy.  Wheel of Fortune���������Richard E H Mauncell to  II B Thompson.  Cuba Fraction���������Kobt M.ist.r to John Mc-  M-rtin. \,     "  Papa's Darling, Mi_ado No 1. II B- Fred  Hummer to John McMar tin.  Catcherin Fraction, Columbus No 2���������Ale-  Austin to illen Miller. .200.  Contact���������Joe W Young to J W Cruthers.  Ko._land Star���������Roderick Campbell to Her-  oert White. J. ���������-,_-���������  Detroit���������J C Spellman to Pat McCarty.  Flora-Hugh Morrison to "VY C Ross, }..  Flora���������W C Ross lo Chas M W ilson. J. ������100.  Nelly B!y-Fred Puulin to Albert Barrett, i.  S500. *   ,   ,,������,..  X Knys-C E Peterson to Olga Gold Mining  compun'y.  Olga���������Same to same, ,   ���������,���������,  Belcher-A E Gallup  to Fred Addie. 1, $100.  Gold Queen No 2���������R S Oakley to Adolph H  Thonias, i.  Duluth���������C M C Coles to Lee 1 >avenport, i  Annie May Fraction���������F S Hobbs to Daniel  Dickson, i.  Trail Group���������A E Price, \ to A Huff and . to  Henry Allis,  Gold King���������Hugh O'Hare to Alex McKenzie,  ' Daisy Elk-D E Moore to H W Melton.  Portland���������C D Francis to Portland Gold  Mining Co.  Mcrrimac, Monitor, Invincible-A E Prico to  G F Mitcman, J in each.  James J Corbett���������B F Fit-patrick to Alex  Patterson, S.  Abe Lincoln Xo 1���������Frank Guse to Rene Lc-  preux.  Abe Lincoln���������\V F Newell, A K Barretfand  W T McDonald to the Abe Lincoln Gold Mining  company.  Central City���������lames I.ongsley to J C Houghton.  Park���������U Stevenson to Lookout Mountain  company, ',.  Golden Chariot No 1���������J J Klonian to Kit Carson and James Dean,  New Denver. ;  (Continued from page 3)  Monitor-C M Wilson to C B Foote, if.  Monitor���������Samo to J A'Griffith. 1-3.  Lucky Jim group���������Edward J Matthews to  Wm Braden.  Missing Link���������Hannah Fleishman to Thomas  Kilpntrick, i, $150.  Altoona, Davton No 2, Reuben, Bowknot,  Tawanda���������A C) Scott to John G Steele. $800.  Emporium���������Church Fortcr to Thos Hurtedn,  Central���������Joseph Saultcr to Donald McCuaig,  1-3.  Central���������D McCuaig to Duncan Graham. 1-3.  California���������B C Van Houten to J M E Atkinson. 1.  Silver Hell Xo 2���������John Roberts to.Tolm A  Finch, |. . .  Jo Jo. .Emily R, Waterloo���������Thos Trenery to  Thos Claridgc, option, $100.  Vernon���������John Eldridge to Win A Flugcr, 1-3.  Slug Ten���������Robt A Renwick to Herbert H  Ivnox,!,.  Dollv Vardcn���������D D McPherson to H H Knox  i, $100. -���������     o  Noonday Fraction and Marcus���������D J McDonald toHC Exp Co. Ld.  V & M. Get There Eli, Reno, Accidentally  and F L C���������Burt Pearson to John Cuniinings,  1-20, 825. .  Star���������A P niandy to H C Frown '|.     ..     =  The Pay ltoll, Quadra Fraction. North Exchange and Waxahachie���������Peter McNicol to  Fletchers Andrews, $8,">.  Calcutta���������K H Lentss to C L Brown. J, $100.  Pilot���������John T Kelly to Charles Fass and W  H Crawford, 1-3.  Kingston���������John Welsh to C E Harbour and  HAHiuks.  Great Britain���������Edward Parris to Jackson  Itadcliir. 1-3.  lluth Fraction���������W H McVay to D K Mcvay J  International���������J T Beuchesue to Chas Faas  and W II Crawford, >..  Maryland, St Gotliard and St Paul-M M  Heukiuann to W H Crawford, \.  Siindow���������Win Hibbetts to N S Tucker, 1-3.  Stuidow���������James Ward to N S Tucker, 1-3.  PROM KOSSLAND.  Xcws  of the  Mines   I"   the   Trail   Creek  IMslrlcl.  The Copper .Gi<������ifc"Miniiig compiuiy  hiislnviii iiicoi-poi'jited.  A power drill is to be used on the  Iron Colt.  It is expected.that prominent Rossland mine owners will build a $100,0(X)  smelter al Northport.  The Bank oi" British North America  has let a contract for a $5000 bank  building.  Rich ore. bas beon struck hi the shaft  on.Lhe Imperial. t.  ���������-_re__cscmbling���������that���������of���������the���������O.Kr  mine has been discoveron on the  Golden Drip claim. r  Sc|iiattei- on the' Nelson and Fort  Sheppard townsite are preparing for a  legal fight fiver their.rights.-  Charles Field, a miner employed at  tlie Le ,Roi .mine, had his foot badly  crushed last Monday by a falling  boulder.  The ' ClilV has coinmence'd hauling  ore to the Red Mountain railway.  The Monte Cristo" has four "feet of.  '.������������������������_-ore.  A dilVerence of opinion between  prominent stockholders of the West  LeRoi is the cause of suspended  development.  Work has been commenced on tlie  Columbia fraction which adjoins the  Mascot fraction.  Five carloads of ore are ready for.  shipment at the .I umbo.  - The Columbia and Kootenay has 100  tons of Tire lying ou the dump ready  for shipment to" the Puget Sound  smelters. -   "  A group of live* claims in the Waterloo district have been bonded to London parties.     ���������-.-..  Eighty-three applications to be  added to-the voters', list have been  made during the week. -  Within GO days Liu? Trail smelter  ���������will be lighted and operated by electricity, for which a plant is now on the  road. The capacity of the smelter is  being doubled and" a new 200-ton furnace will be here next week. Another  100-horse-power engine was added this  week, and Mr. Heinze is prepared to  put in a silver-lead furnace for Slocan  ores if guaranteed sufficient patronage.  Development work is being vigorously pushed on the I.X.L.  - Spokane.street is to lie considerably  improved.  Last Monday Arthur Mann a. work-"  man employed excavating for a building had his right handblowii off while  using dynamite.  James W. Barnes, a saloon keeper,  died tit the Rossland hospital last  Tuesday. -���������  O.K. and Jumbo stocks have increased in value during the week and there  has been a slight falling off in the  prices of a few of the lesser important  companies but, on the whole, the mar-  j ket has been steady.  SLOCAN SILVER.  An ImpiM-taiit Slnlt'iiH'iil  of III.  ViKtrirt's  Mines.  AN    ASTONISHING   PAYROLL,  The Uerorth-r's Ollice KrcrliiU.���������Miceurill}  Kviicndltnre of Money Ity llie (lovrrii-  IIK-lll.���������U.r.ml of Locution*!.  Young in its discovery and development, aud confined within au area of less  than twenty square miles, the Slocnn���������  the heart of nu enormous silver-lead,district���������is now proved a mininjf centre of  the first rank.  Siuce the first mineral discovery in this  region a few years ngo, there has been  constant evidence of the most spirited  enterprise on the part of those interested  in turning prospacts iuto paying mines.  The reward for this is the absence of a  single failure in every case of systematic  aud extensive development. Witb the  silver market in an unsettled and depressed condition, and silver mining  looked upon askance by investors, the  owners of properties in the Slocan have  been left to their own resources. The  assistance of outside money, which is generally anxious to operate in any mining  camp of promise, was lacking in this district as it has been in every other district  and industry in the west tince the financial panic of 1892- With little more than  the greatest faith and patience, and unceasing toil, these miners have driven  tunnels and sunk shafts while the bottom  almost dropped out of tbe silver market.  But they knew these veins contained  high-grade argentiferous deposits thnt  wonld pay at a price lower than the market was ever likely to go, and the surface  showings and the continuity of the  veins guaranteed that their e'forts wonld  be handsomely rewarded as soon as the  preliminary work could be accomplished.  The more fortunate���������uot a few ot them  were able to make these properties pay  from commencement of work, and there  are big shipping mines iu the Slocan  today that have paid the cost of hundreds  aud hundreds of feet of tunneling and  shafting, surface improvements, machinery, erection of mill and for the construction of several miles of graded roadway, and yet left a big balance, in one  case ns high as $250,000 for the pockets  of the owuers. The important fact must  not be forgotteD that it .is only recently  that this sectioD has enjoyed its present  excellent transportation facilities; the  earlier shipments ot ore previous to the  construction of the Nakusp & Slocan, and  the Kaslo & Slocan railways were profitably made at an expense which in itself  wns equal to more than the entire profits  most mines in other localities yield under  the -frivonibl" circumstances.  ��������� - These men have indeed been rewarded  for their courage and presistance. They  have remained to see th������ir expectations  realized, in the development undertaken, to a point almost beyond their  expectations. The silver market is again  steady aud has an upward tendency. The  cost of-miuing aud haudling ore is now  one-half what it was formerly. Capitalists from everywhere are flocking in to  bond and buy property. And all the  while there is an. increasing output of ore.  The value of the annual product of Koot-  enay's silver mines from this on must be  reckoned only in millions.  ���������At present-there are, us-nenrly- as-can-  be ascertained, 863 meu employed i'i the  Slocan miues. - At the customary wages,  ^3.50 ii day, the total daily pay roll of the  district amounts to over SoOOO.  The following ia a list of working miues  and the number of meu employed:  XAMK OF MINK. "    NO. OF MUX.  KJ0  (()  lf>  12  .  I.*>  11!  f.0  _���������].>  - I.i  1,5  4\l  1'-'  Hi  l.-i  12  lii  13  S  i;  s  12  Slocan Star   Ruth '.   Wonderful   Last Chance   Ucco    GoodciiDUfrli.. -  Noble Five   K.'K. T.cc   Payne '.' ���������  Slocan Hoy   Washington,..  Hcst   ltaiiibler   Surprise   Antoine   London   Monitor r  Sunset '  {'orinne   CUurlcston.. ..  Silver Hell.....  Whitewater ..  Wellington. ..  Northern belle  Phoenix   Itouletto ... ..-  ('ordelia   Idaho   Alamo ,  Cumberland J  Queen Hess ".    12  Mountain Chief     13  Northern Hello Xo. 2 '..   10  llccd-Tenderfoot    10  Ivanhoe .'      8  Galena Farm    '-���������"*>  Kntcr prise ' ���������'���������������������������'    -3  Kuby Silver J- .8  Blue Bird ���������  " *>  Corinth Group .-���������- i. ���������     S  Fisher Maiden j      S  Thompson Group....'...".      ii  Miscellaneous...'. ---"    W  \  ing the press a statement of the cash  receipts of their offices for the past year.  The Mines, however, has taken the  trouble to obtain a statement of the records relating to the mines of the Slocan  and made at New Denver, from which it  is enabled to furnish its readers witn an  estimate of the volumne of publio business for the past year of the Slocan division nlone,   It is as follows:  No.^of ecrtitieate. of asscBSiiient work... 730  Xo. of ceitiflcatesof improvements  27  Xo. of bills of sale  1170  No. of bonds  10������i  Xo. of cash payments made  iu   lieu of  work  12  Xo. of abandonments of claims  23  For every document recorded relating  to mining, a fee of $2;50 is paid aud an  extra charge of thirty cents a folio is  made for all instruments containing more  than 300 words. It is estimated that at  least 2,500 miners' licenses were issued  from the New Denver office during the  year, The provincial government, upon  the basis of these figures, received in. one  year something like 320,000 from the New  Denver oflice alone. This does not include the poll tax receipts which is 83.00  annually from every man resident iu the  district, and the assessment on ore shipments which is, consequently, a very considerable sum.  So far ns can be ascertained, the government has returned none ot this money  to the district in the way of public improvements, except a few hundred dollars  in a short trail up Springer creek and in  repair of the wagon road between Sandon  and Cody. By private subscription and  at the cost of $1,100 the people of Sandon have been compelled to build their  own school house. The larger mines  have built wagon roads at their own expense; one of these roads, up Ten Mile  creek on Slocan lake is seven miles long!  The people of Sandon have supplied  themselves with a hose reel at the cost of  31,000 without assistance from the province. Sandon has also to pay by private  subscription two-thirds of the salary of  the constable stadioned there.  One mine, the Slocan Star, has paid  iuto the public treasury as high as 3500  a month, under the ore assessment net  The people of the Slocan are disheartened and disgusted with the indifference  of the Gold Commissioner and the  authorities at Victoria. Their petitions  for adequate police protection and accommodation, for trails, roadwaye and  better facilities in making records have  been entirely ignored. It is hard to say  if this state of things is born ot willful  neglect or whether the phenomenal  growth of the district and its consequent  needs is beyond the comprehension of an  incompetent and stupid government.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST   Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. 6. Dickson. Baker St.  KELLY, DOUGLAS &r 00.  *v:__i._srcoT_r*v-*E3_s, B.C.  WHOLESALE    GROCERS    AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  .V Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars. Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Etc.  -  Prompt Attention to AU Orders.  .[329]  West      Kootet)c*y  PUicher Co.  rVeUoii   aijd   Sai)<loif.  3SI__IjS02-"  t  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS.  o  SATISFACTION   GlJARArVTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS.GRAY  NELSON, B.C.      f  E. 5. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can tarnish stock in legitimate propositions.  Po no. Monkey With Wild Cats.  Will be pleased to  answer any business  enquiries.  Baker St.  Tel. ai.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.  WE HAVE ON HAND A FULL LINE OF  -V^Sj^X.^*"  All kinds of  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  E, C. fRAVES,   MANAGER a  BAKER STREET,       NELSON, B. C.  LOST  Panther's Tootb Brooch,gold-mounted;  initialled, G. E. P. Anyone fiuding it will  be suitably rewarded by returning tbe  sumo to Dr. Hull. -    -84-12-12-6.  Total men employed ���������..."  SM  Before going into a slat*, ment of tbe  present volume of official business, it  would probably be well to note tbe number of claims tbat have beeu. staked in  the Slocan district and recorded in tbe  government office of New Denver* since  1891.   It is as follows:���������  For the year 18)1   '��������� ������������������ "     "     189-    '     1803   " " "     "     18.1          18!>5         1S90   ..  .  11!)  en  :_;���������.*_>  _:o  ViVi  Totul .'..lW  The Kaelo office of the Ainsworth miu-  iog-division also takes in a considerable)  portion of the eastern,SlccaD, that is to  say, tbe upper tributaries of Kaslo river.  Statistics of this office, such U3 published  above, are not obtainable bnt, as the  area of country embraced therein is considerable, the records wouldsbow a pro  porlionate "number of locatious ' for a  similar period.  For soma reason not stated, the min-  | ing recorders of Kootenay are prevented  [ by the provincial government from giv-  II--.I K. DKWUXKV.  CAN'An.V.  PKOV1XCK OF HH1TISII COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA; by llie Grace of Ood, of the United  Kingdom  of  Grout  llrittiin  and   Ireland,  Q. E-.v. Defender of the Faith, &e., &.., &e.  To Our faithful the'Momberrt eleoted to serve'  in the Legislative Assembly of Our Province  of British Columbia at Our City of Victoria  r-GUKBTING.  A PROCLAMATION.  I). M. EUKHTS, "' "I \TrlIKHKA.S-\Vo are  Attttniey-Generat. - / >> desirous and resolved, as soon as mav be. to meet Our people  of Our Province of Ui-itish Columbia, and to  have their advice in Our Legislature:  KOW. KNOW   YK.  that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of Our loving  subjects. Wc have tlmuifht tit. bv and with the  advice of Our Executive Council of thc;  Province of Hritisli .Columbia, to hereby convoke,  and bv these presents enjoin you, and  each of  vou. tliat on Monday, the  Eighth day of the  month of Februarv, one thousand eight hundred and and ninety-seven, you meet Us in Our  said   Legislature  or   Parliament of  Our said  Province, at Our City of Victoria.  FOR THE  DISPATCH OF BU-INES.S. to treat, do, act.  and conclude upon those things which in Our  Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, bv the Common Council of Our said  Province may. by the favour of God. he ordained.  In' Testimony   Wh.heuk.   We  have caused  these. Our Letters to be nuule Patent, and  the Great *>cal of the said  Province to be  hereunto ujHxed:   Witness, the Honourable Euoak Dewdney. Lieuteiiant-Govc-r-  nor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said  \       Province, this twenty-ninth day of Decein-  |       br-r. iu the the vear of Our Lord one tnou-  !        -and ei^ht'hundred and iiincty-=ix. and in  i       the "sixtieth year of Oiir licifpi."  Bv Command.  ; " JAMES BAKER,  ! f5i2) Provincial Secretary..  SKATES all sizes  BIRD CAGES ������  HANGING LAMPS  BANQUET LAMPS  POCKET KNIVES  CARVERS  .    FULL LINE OF ALL COOKING UTEN8IL3.  COMPLETE STOCK OF MINERS' ANO BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  A CALL SOLICITED. (102) .     PRICES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.  USEFUL  CHEISTMA.S  GIFTS. ������������������  TWo Frieijds Miije  Uimited Uiability  Capital $240,000 in 800,000 Shares of 30 cts each '  F- 0. Innes, President.    Percy W. Evans, Vice-President  , C. C. Bennett. Secretary.  G. T. Dunbar and G. G. Bennett Directors.  . o  280,000 Shares.only will be sold at par.  --SM ELT-ER-RETURNS:  First Car Load 20 tons,  28) ounces   Silver,   37%** F.ead,   Net - Returns  $3284.00. v  Second Car Load 20 tons, -j Pa,t ^ ounces Silver,  52%   Lead.  Net Returns $3301.00. " "  _  The management expect to make shipments this winter aggregating six hundred tons.  Prospectus and forms of application for shares will he forwarded  on application'to F.- C.   INNES,  Vancouver,  B.: C.  4-.2S-U.  J.  HAS RECEIVED; A COMPLETE STOCK OF  FALL  and   WINTER   QOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS &25.QO  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  9U  NELSON,  B.C.  A First Class Meal  At the most reasonable prices at the VIENNA BAKERY*  and RESTAURANT.    Bread,   Cake,   Pies,   Buns,   Rolls,  Etc.    Also  a good   assortment . of   Candies  and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  Jo-ii) rtlnjier,  Proprietor Jlaker Street,  17G-1--1---  M. R. SMITH % CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "W"-RXO?___!    -ETO-R,   F-RIO-E   XjIST.  VICTORIA -        B.C. (a") 1  THE/MINER, NELSON,  13. C, SATURDAY,  JANUARY  16, .1897.  TELEGRAPHIC  NEWS.  THE  NEWS OF THE WOULD FOR  THE PAST WEEK.  Tlie 4'ultaii litMirrtM-ltun.-TIn- ltti���������Mll  Scoll *-<-<i������.lnl.���������l**r������:_>il<lriit-i:i������*.-l .tRkiii-  I'W'x Inauguration.���������Tlie Turin* Coin-  ���������iiIshIuii.  1ms  J'*iiiiiiiJl".  4-ciivi-nl liil<'lll������<ini'.  'lhe Commercial Cnble Coinjuin.v  borrowed $20,000,000 from tlie  Trust Compauy of New York.  Captain General Weyler will uvisl  probably resign conininml of tlie Spanish  forces iu Cuba.  The steamer Danutle_fl Las succeeded  iu landing a cargo of war supplies ou the  coast of Pinar del Eio for the Cuban  insurgents..  The jury iu the proceedings for criminal libel "brought by Earl Russell agninal  Lady Scott, John Cocker ton and William  Aylott has returned a verdict of  guilty.  The Rt. Hou, nnd Most Rev. Frederick  Temple, D.D., has been duly enthroned  at the Canterbury Cathedral as Archbishop of all England. A clergymen  named Brown John caused a sensational  disturbance by protesting agniDst the  ceremony but was quickly ejected.  The famine aud plague iu British India  is widespread and there is much suffering aud destitution. All who nre iu n  position to do so are leaving the couutry.  A panic prevails in certain localities  Many of the natives refuse to accept  medical treatment. It is estimate- that  325,000 people have left Bombay, carrying the contagion to other districts where  it did not prevail.  A boiler explosion on board the French  Steamer Madeleine near'Callao, Peru; resulted in the death of several of the crew.  Dr. Neumann, the German bacteriologist, has discovered and perfected a new  serum for the treatment of tuberculosis.  This serum is obtained from the blood of  goats, after the latter have been under  treatment for mouths in a special manner. The serum is entirely harmless and  does not produce fever nor physical disturbance.  o  The Lone Star company of Texan  rangers in tbe Cuban army have distinguished ' themselves. Tbey defeated a  much larger force than themselves, capturing a captain and taking a provision  train that the Spauish detachment was  guarding. The battle took place last  week, probably Friday, judging from the  date of tbe letter received, near Falcine,  south of San Cristobal. A detatchment  ..of 300 Spanish troops was escorting a  train load uf provisions along this route,  when the Texan., who only numbered 160  men. ambushed both sides of the road.  Tents, arms, -munitions and provisions  were captured. The Spanish left five  dead and forty wounded on the field,  while the Cubans had five killed and  fourteen" wounded.  CaniKliiin Telegram*.  The election in South Brant, Ontario,  will .take place February 4.  ������������������ Fred Mellish of Toronto, formerly of  Brantford, committed suicide by firing a  bullet into his brain.*.  Mrs. Thomas Allen, of Lovat, Ontario  was burned to death in a fire which totally destroyed her house.  The twentieth annual meeting of the  Dairymens* Association of Eastern Ontario was held last week at Belleville.  Ontario.  Duncan Graham has been nominated  by the liberals as Member of Parliament  for the north riding of the county of  Ontario.    '.-..,.  The tariff commission now in session at  Ottawa, is busily engaged obtaining information-Concerning-all-Canadian-indus-  tries.  An investigation is being held in Toronto concerning trouble between men  and officers of the Queen's'Owu Rifles.  It is generally understood that "Joe"  Martin-will again contest Winnipeg in  the event of Hugh John Macdonald  beiug unseated.  The government tariff commission will  conclude its itinerary witb the' following  sittings: Quebec, Monday, January 18;  Halifax, 21 aud 22; St. John, 25 and 20.  The Canadian  government will send  agents to Washington withiu a  week  to'  consult the Republican  leaders ou  the  subject of    reciprocity.     They will   go  unofficially...  A fire nt the Ursnliue monastry at  Roberval Luke, St. John, Quebec, hns  completely demolished the premises.  Seveu nuus perished in the Uames. The  main building was a five-story brick valued at 375,000.  Henry Lawson, who for the past eight  years was editor of the Victoria Colonist,  died at his residence nt three o'clock last  Saturday' morniuj;. He was a native of  Charlottetown, P.E.I., and was sixty-  seven years of age.- He spent the Inst  thirty-five years of his life in journalism.  The' Postmaster-General has in con--  templatiou a radical change affecting  railway mail clerks. It is proposed to  constitute them members of the inside  service of the postofiice department, with  a permanent head at Ottawa. This alteration in their status is regarded as being  mo'rein consonance with the responsibil-  ties of their position thau that which thev  now occupy. IJ. M. Armstrong, of Toronto divisiou, is spoken _f as head of the  new branch. ij  The Canada Gazette publishes the  following: The revenue for the six  months ending Dec. 31st last on account  of the consolidated fund was 817,412.000  compared with $17fi21,(W for the same  period in 1895, or a decrease of $219,000  for the present fiscal year. The decrease  is in the customs department entirely.  Last mouth's returns, however, show  that the customs receipts .are again bouy-  ant, being as large as the previous December and the aggregate, revenue for  the month is in excess of 1895 by $350,-  00*3. Thc total expenditure for the six  months was $350,000 greater than hist  year, but omitting the special expenditure for arms, it is $160,000 le������_. The  capital expendituie is ������169,000 less than  for the same period in previous years aud  the public debt was reduced by $395,000.  Late*. I', s. Sen*.  Senator Mills ot Texas in a sensational  speech at Washington, severely criticized  the action of President Cleveland ou the  Cuban question.  The Corbett-Fitzsimmous fight may  ta*ke place at Carson City,'Nevada.  The Oregon Short Line has been sold  to a reorganizing committee.  The gold-democrats propose to maiutain an effective organization for future  campaigns.  riesiilent Cleveland has submitted to  Congress the arbitration treaty between  England and the United States.  Uradsirents reports 11)3 more fail.lies  for I In: tii.t w^ek in January than for the  corrosi-oniliug week nf Inst year.  The states of Idaho and Washington  are each endeavoring tn elect a U. S.  senator.  Judge Turner and Senator Squire a- e the  two most important candidate* Tor election to the U. S. Senate by Hie legislature now in session ai 01ympin,AVush..  At the Meyers Athletic Club, Albany,  N. Y., last Tuesday, Dau Creedon defeated Jim Williams of Salt Lake in a  four round glove-contest.  Governor McGraw of Washington has  refused to pardon ex city treasurer Boggs  of Tacoma who is charged with appro-  printing public funds. Goveruor-elect  Rogers is also likely to refuse.  Iris stated ou reliable au'hority that  Mark Hannn will probably be the new  U. S. senator from Ohio. Mr. Sherman  is expected te take portfolio of Secretary  of State. General Alger may be made  Secretary of War.  The Pacific railway funding bill went  to ifs doom in the house of representative,. Washington, last Monday. The  friends of the measure, who predicted its  passage up to the last moment, were  surprised by the decisive character of  their defeat. The vote was 102 to 168.  The California and middle west members  voted almost solidly against the measure.  An enormous mass meeting was,held in  San Francisco to celebrate the event as  soon as the intelligence wns received.  The bill involved tbe settlement of $112,-  000,000 bv the Central and Union Pacific  roads.  The arrangements for the inauguration  of President-elect McKinley are progressing in a manner very satisfactory to the  committee having them in charge aud it  is believed that t he decorations, illuminations and ceremenies incident to this  event will at least equal in beauty aud  impressiveness those of any former inauguration. A large number of committees,  composed of prominent citizens, each  having in charge n single feature, nre  working in perfect accord, nnd the results so far obtained give assurance of  complete success.  --RTI-l-.iTE UF IM PRO YF.M ���������<_*.-.  MOLLl-* GIBSON MINKRAL CLAIM.  Situate in thc Xelson JliniiiK Division of the  District-of   West   ICootenay.    Where   lo-  ��������� cat.d:���������On the East, slope and about 2 miles  from the source of Ivokance orcck  ���������"���������pAKK NOTICK that 1, Charles Moore, act-  -1 iiiir as agent for Patrick W. George, lrieu  "Minors' certilicate No. (WSO., intend, Sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Ccrtinculc of Improvements,  for thu purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take'notice Hint action, under  section 37 must be commenced before the issuance of sucti Certitlciite of Improvements.  Dated this -1th day of December. 1896.  iU-o-li-G CHAS. MOOltK, Agent.  COI.IMHIA    AMI    k<M������T_KV-l'    It AIL WAT  AMI  NAVIGATION  (I),  NOTICE.  NOTICK is hereby given that the plan, profile and book of reference, of a Branch line of  the above railway from its junction noar the  mouth of Slocan river and extending to the  south end of Slocan Lake, within the limits  of "Slocnn City," are now on flic in the Land  Registry Oflice at Victoria.  **** J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary  Vancouver, 13. C, December 24th, 1890.        510  M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone -jio.  J.  E, W.  MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C, IRON WORKS COMPANY,  soi.- m..mifa<:ti;k-KS or im;  Kendall Baud Mill,  B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and Huibor Dredges,  i.iug Ditching Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  ._i._.vr_ r.ut  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"  ������;t._Vt_ltA!_     FOIIMkKKS,     t.Mil*  -Kit*,   ItOII.Kit   .MAKEKS,  and Manufacturers of  AIL <I.A.!i������:S   ������F M.UIII-Mtl.  Mill and Mniiue Work 11  Specialty.  troitk 4;iAi:A_m;-i>  ICcci' in Slock 11 Full Supply of En  Kincc.it;'anil Mill Supplies, i-iping  Filliiifis.   Brass Goods,  -tinm Fitting.:, Klc.    .  .Min ales for Boilers and engine  on application.  Orders    Receive  Attention.  FrouiDt  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  Telephone 316.   l\o. IIrawer 4 it  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  HOP BR MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Illccillewaet Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located,  on the north side of thc Illccillewaet river  being a southerly extension of Isabella  Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I, ... P. Snowden acting as agent for The Lanark Consolidated  Free  days  Mining & Smelting Company, limited.  Miners Certificate No. 5821(1, intend, sixty  from the date hereof, to apply to tho Mining  Recorder for a certificate 01 improvements, for  the purposcof obtaining a Crown grant of the  abovo claim.  And further tako notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of November, 189B.  153-11-7-0 N. P. SNOWDEN.  SMELTER IMPROVEMENTS.  Vonlrii.t lo be lei for th. -_w* Bull'lln**;*).���������  Otlier Intelligence. g.-.  The lumber for the buildings to enclose the roaster and reverberatory  furnaces of the Hall Mines smelter has  been received and on Monday, Mr.  Ci'Ojisdiiile will open the bids for the  construction. A clause in thc call for  bids directs that the work shall be finished within three weeks from the  date of letting th- contract when the  furnaces .will at once be put to ������ work  reducing the matte to noble metals. All  base metals will be taken out and only  the gold, silver and copper left in the  form of what is known as fine copper.  The new boiler in the engine room  is now in place and ready for use.  The ore is coining in from the mine  steadily and is said to be of unusually  good quality.  All the furnace work of the new 200-  ton-capacity blast-furnace has been  completed and the machinery will'he  put in a.s soon as it arrives.    '"  l*r-M.nlNll<������H lo h iMIiiiKl.r.  ' A surprise social was given  to  Rev.  A-.-Mc Vicar,-the" retiri n-g'jjlis torTJf "tlie  Presbyterian church, by the congregation on Wednesday evening of last  week at which there were fully 100 in  attendance. vAfter a pleasant social  hour, tlie ladies served some light refreshments. Mr. A. C. Buchanan on  behalf of the congregation presented  Rev. McVicar with ijilOO and accompanied it with a pleasing address. He  thanked the retiring minister for his  good work and earnest endeavors and  extended the good wishes of the congregation to him for a future useful  and happy career. Mr. McVicar responded in an appropriate and feeling  manner and expressed his- regret to  leavn so many warm friends.  HALL MINES MEETING.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the  British Columbia ��������� Southern Railway  Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada, at it* next session, for nn Act to declare  the said Uriti-h Columbia Southern Railway  Company to be a body corporate and politic  within tne jurisdiction of the Parliament of  Canndn, and the company's railway to be a  work for thc genoral advantage of Canada, also  to authorize tho extension of thc line of tho  said railway from its eastern terminus in tlio  Crow's Nest Pass, across and over the eastern  boundary cf British Columbia, into the Province of Alberta, thence in an easterly direction  to Macleod. or to a point on thu line of the Calgary and Macleod Railway, and there to connect with the etimo, and thenco easterly to  Lethbridge.  GEMMILL & MAY  Solicitors for applicants.  Ottawa, 18th September, 189G.  U-7-15-.  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenny Will he holden at Nelson  on Thursday, thc 14th day of January and at  Rossland on Monday," thc 18th day of January,  1897.     .  T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Court.  Nelson, H. C, Dec. Htli, 1896. 50M9-12._  ^r-A__NrOOTJ^r_EG_ER,, _B. O-  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Compauy at Vancouver, aud are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  Cbe  LIMITED  LIABILITY  XonfconDUl  -Development ano  _n_ining Company  . A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral. Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,  British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia "Companies'   Act,   1890," and amending acts. <>  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be available for working capital.  PROVISIONAL   DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and  Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers,  Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A.  Whealer,  Barrister-at-Iaw,   Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE--Kaslo, B. C  The Prospectus can be "seen at tlie oflice of VV. J.  Nelson,  or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo.  G.  Dickson at  4.5  CANADIAN PACIFIC. EAI1WAJ  __-_T**D   SOO   PACIFIC,  EOUTE.  NOTICE.  SKM-kholilcr.4 Iii London Helil 11 vt-i-y lively  Annual .HeHlu*.  The meeting of holders of stock iu the  Hull Miues Co., held iu Loudon on Dec'  17, was not without interest." Some criticism was made concerning the superintendence of tho mine but.-Mr. Day, one  of the large shareholders, warmly contended thatt he presentsuperint.ndeut was  thoroughly efficient and capable; he was  supportediu this by Mr. R. M. Horne-  Payne. There was considerable dissension  concerning the election of new directors,  a number present-believing that- five  were ��������� sufficient and that there was  uo need to nominate three more to fill  tho places of those who had just resigned.  After n heated discussion the election  was, however, made. Mr. Robert "Ward,  formerly of Victoria but now a resident  in   London, . was . one   of  the   number  elected. :> .  _ _     .. ��������� Q- _,'  .   Law library for .Nelson.       '���������  The rapid increase of the legal business  of Nelson has induced the Law/Society  of British Columbia to favorably consider the idea of au appropriation of  82,000 towards the establishment of a  law library here. The library will be  opened as soon as as possible..-  NOTICE is hereby giveu that application will be made to the Parliament of  Canada at its next session for fin act to  incorporate a compauy with power to  construct, equip, operate aud maintain,  either standard or narrow gauge railways,  for the purpose of conveying passengers,  freight and ore from_a point nt or uear  Revelstoke, on the Canadian Pacific railroad, thence northward following the  valley ofthe Columbia river to a point at  or near the junction of Cauoe river; and  with power to construct, equip, operate  nnd maintain branch lines and all necessary bridges, roads, ways, ferries,  wharves, ducks, and coal bunkers; aud  with power to build, own, equip, operate  aDdmnintain-stcam-aud-othcr-vcssels-and1  boats; and with power to build, equip,  operate and maintain telegraph and. telephone lines in connection with the said  railways aud branches,, and to generate  electricity for the supply of light,* heat  and power; nnd with power to expropriate,  lauds for the purposes of the compauy,  and to acquire lauds, bonuses, privileges  or other aids from any government, municipality or other persons or bodies corporate," and to make traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other  companies; ond with power to build  wagon roads to he used in construction  of such railways, and in advance of the  same, nnd to levy and collect tolls from  till parties using"and ou all freight pass-  iug over auy such roads built by the  company, whether built before or after  the passage of the act hereby applied for,  and with all other usual, necessa^o, or incidental rights, powers or piivileges as  may bo necessary or incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above  objects, or auy of them.  -.Dated at the city of Victoiia this 14th  day of November, A. D. 18AG.  HUNTER & DUFF,  4G5.21-11.G   Solicitors for the Applicants.  TAKE  L    will  of Application for Liquor License.  NOTICK that .Mrs. M. . Kilcline  . ,,.- -������PP'l- 'to the Government Agent  for v\ est Koot' nay for a license to sell liquo*-  hy retail at or near Slocan Crossing, where the  .Slocail river railroad will join the Columbia  & koolen-y railroad, in __Aid dibtrict.  UUS. il. KILCLINE.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, thin Kith day of January, 1897. (51������  NOTICE.  NOTICK IS HKUKBY GIVKN tliut application will he made to the Legislative  A-ri-iiibly of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act enabling the Noble Five Consolidated Mining and Milling Company  (Foreign) to appropriate 500 inches of the  waters of Cody Creek in the Slocan Mining  Division, West Kootenay District, to erect  flumes for the purpose of operating a concentrator, electric light plant, power drills and all  other purposes usual, necessary or incidental  to the mining or milling of ores, for the usual  powers of expropriating lands for such purposes. ���������       c  ���������  Noble Five Consomdatep .Mining  ._57-U.ll.6j  ^-Milling Co.,  AND  (FOKEtGN)  NOTICE,  "XT C-TICE IS HEREBY OIVKN that appli-  __l3l cation will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of the Province of Untish Columbia,  at its next session, for a Bill extending the time  for the commencement and completion of the  works contemplated by the Kootenay I'ower  Company's Construction Act; and confirming  and ratityingto the pctiiioners the powers of  the company and authorizing the company and  the petitioners to construct and operate tramways for freight and passenger traffic, froiri  Nelson, B. C, to any point or points within a  radius of 25 miles thereof, and to take and use  from the Kootenay river in the vicinity of the  Falls of the said river, water and power for  generating electricity, with the right to erect  and make all necessary bjildings. posts, flumes,  nnd contrivances for using water power, generating and transmitting- electricity to any  points within the sai.l r.iiiiii=.  Dated this 27th day of October. A. I>. 1330.  BODWELL & IRVING,  447-7-11-6 Solicitors for the Applicant*.  1 Roil, to  Pacilic Coast anil Eastern Points.  'St. Paul, Ohi^go. Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Sansas City, Buffalo; 'New York.  BATES T_EC_B _t_CTv  IHE  SURVEYOR'S    CHAIN  THE SH0KTEST  ROUTE,  MADE   IT  It Is I he Most llixlrriiiii t:i|iil|>ni<.|il.  ��������� < is llie llcuvlcst Hailed _lnc.  ��������� I hiin 11 Kock Ktillnst Romllieil.  II Crosses So gaud l_.csM.rls.  II is  ihe Only Hue iimmlng   Luxurious  Club llooui Curit.  II Ik Xoted for the Courtesy of lt* -mitloyc*.  It is the Only Line Serving .llenls  on the  11 In liul<0.l������lun.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Altrnctive Tours dining Sen.oiT of  Navigation.on Great Lakes via Duluth in  -oii__ction with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  l*or maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, IC. & S. Ity., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. s. Hy., or  _. ii. IHXO.V, General ..gcut.  Spokiiiif, Mash.  v. i. wuii.\t.r. ������. r. _* t. i..  351 Sl. I'huI. Minn.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTEISTAY  STEAM    NAV.  (LIMITED  TIME CARD No. 10  In    Effect   -Imiel Ktli.  tt.v:-  -'_jn i.  :>__  Greatest Variety of Routes, Bail an. Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9.30 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  Passengers for points _ortb and south of Robson will leave on the   9:30 train.  "j7-HAMILTON~^"~'HrKrMACDOisEL_;, '"GEOrMoLTBlfiOWSf^T"  Aaront", Nalsniu        Trav, Prgt. and-Paes, Asrt., Nnlsnu.      DUt. Pass. Asrt .Vjinconvo  TWD ^ars ������^ bedroom Suits and Dining  4. Vf VJ "R.nnm   Pnrnitnrfi  n"NTl? Oair of Mattresses and Upholstered  UlT-P- '���������Pnrnitnrfi  These Goods Will Be Offered at Advantageous Prices  For Cash.    Special Rates to Hotels-  .-.08  3:i:v..:>'������.i!iK nvi-.i  <lr;.iiji i- '  Leaves Arrowhead tor Nakusp Itobson and  Trail -Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays at  7 p. m.  Leaves Trail for llobson, Nakusp, Ar ow  head and Canadian Pacific Uaihvuy point-  feast and west) Tuesdays, Thursday, and  Saturdays at 1.30 p.m.  Connection is made at Robson with C.'& K  Ity. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.  -OltTlirOKT-TK.tlL   UU|_T._  -Icmiirr "L3-HU11." ���������  Leaves   Trail    for   Nortliport Daily  Sundays at 8 a. 111  evening.  returning  to  .   except  Trail same  Connects at  for Spokane.  Nortliport'with S.  F. & N. l!y-  -_--U.VK_i.-l_O KOIITi:.-  Leaves  Nelson  days at 1:40 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for  days.nlt_.00 a.m.  'Sir K������kiiiivf.  for Kaslo Daily cxc.pt S  Nelson  Daily   except Sun  un  Thu ri|{lit is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, raL.s,  oflice, Nelson.  etc., apply at Company.  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPJBS  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES.  D.McARTHUK&CO.  Farley & Simpson  ���������  *  In new and commodious quarters on Baker  Street,    two   doors    west -.of  -Post   Oflice ..    "*  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  F. J, Farley* and   F. Simpson &  Co.. have  -consolidated and now have one of the most  complete stocks in the Kootenay District. *o  Fresh Goods    ���������     Great Variety  Kaslo   & Slocan  Railway  TIME CARDINO. I.  Going West.  Leave ������.00 a-m.  '���������   - 8.30 a. m.  ".    9.36 a.m.  "      9.51 a. in.  "    10.03 a. m.  "    10.18 a. m.  "    10.30 a. m.  "    10.33 a. in.  Are.   10.50 a. m.  Going East.  Arrive 3.30 p.m.  "      3.15 p.m.  2.15;p'.m.  Daily  Kaslo'  South Fork  Sproule's.  Whitewater ���������    "  Bear Lake  McGuisan       ' " ���������  Bailey's '*  Junction "  Sandon .       Leave  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   app j  Company's offices. ,(  ROBT. IR\TNG, R. W. BRYAN  2.00 p.m  1.18 p.m  1.3 p.m  1.21 p.m  1.12 p.m  1.00 p.m  ll Co., Ld.  KOOTENAY LAKE ANDT4IVEB, B.C.  WINTEK SERVICE,  IS96-7  This  Company's new Steamer Inter-  . ALLAN,  Secretary.  J.'-W.  TltC UP,*  Alnnnger  Spokane Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson &  Fort  ' . ��������� _    Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all-rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Kossland and  Spokane and Ecssland.  .   (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.20 p.m.  *'    10:30 "   EOSSL'D.  "    3:25 '"  "     7.00am. SPOKANE   "    7.00p.m.  national   leaves   Kaslo   7:30   a. m,   for  A.i_stvortb, Pilot Bay, Balfour and _\'el-  ' son.    Retnrnin<r, leav.sNelson 3:_0 p. in.,  at the !on au weeb das..  '.IAS. WATJGH,    GEO. F. HATWAED,  261)   Traffic Manager..  Superinteu-.-;  Purser.  Master.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Oljjijipic  __,  KOO.-S    P_.4ST_I-_I>   IS   HAItn    FINISH.  SKWll Iltl-i-HED. 15  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  E. S. GALLOP, Prop.    r_U)5T ST., KASLO, B. 0.  *,


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