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Array Whole Numuek 217,  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, February 6,    1897.  Price Five Cents  Enter prising Citizens of Nelson Act  Energetically.  A PETITION   IS  NUMEROUSLY  SIGNED.  The Appeal of lhe Miner Is Promptly Kc-  .spuiHlfil to hy Ihe liriut:ipul People  of thc Town.  The suggestion of the Minek lust  week tor t_e immediate incorporation of  Nelson has been enthusiastically taken up  by all public spirited citizens of tbe town.  The - prevailing sentiment is tbat the  rapid increase of Nelson's population  from this time on makes local government absolutely essentia), and nearly  everyone seems to appreciate the great  advantages to be derived fiom the general improvement of the public condition  lhe present distressing state of most of  the streets is, alone, no small incentive  for many to -willingly sign the petition  for incorporation that is to be presented  to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.  Interest in tho matter culminated lasl  night in a mass meeting at the Fire Hall  whioh was called to order and presided  over by J. A: Turner, president of the  South Kootenay .Board of Trade- with  \V. A. Jowett as secretary.  ' After explaining the object of the meeting aud stating the satisfaction he felt in  the favorable prospect for Nelsou becoming a municipality and a place ol  great importance, Mr. Turner called foi  au expression of idea, by some of those  present.  Dr. E. G. Arthur then moved the adoption of the followiug resolution which  was seconded by Mr. A. Sherwood:    -  THE KESOLUTIO-.  c  "Whereas; the town of Nelson hns as-  sumedsnch proportions iu population nnd  business interests and gives indications ot  future great importance as a place of  residence aud commerce to fully warrant  the inauguration of a system of municipal government;  Aud, whereas; tho taxes collected every,  year by the provincial government iu the  town of Nelsou are uot returned to the  full,benefit of tax payers aud residents,  and could be much more advantageously  expended by a municipal administration;  . Aud whereas the tax payers aud residents, almost without exception, favor a  municipal form of government and have  signed a petition to the Lieutenant Governor in Council for the incorporation of  the Towu ot Nelson uuder a special Act  of the Legislative Assembly/  Therefore be it resolved that it is-the  sense of the people of Nelson, in mass  . meeting assembled, that delegates resident and interested in thc welfare of the  town be now appointed to proceed to  Victoria forthwith.aud confer with and  assist tbe member for the .South Hiding  of West Kootr.uay iu presenting said  _petition-aud.-to-do-all-iu_thei__po\ve_-to_  secure the granting of the same without  further delay.  -  After some discussion, it was decided  that Messrs. J. H. Houstou, C. Ilillyei  and John Elliott should constitute a  committee to assist the member for this  district in securing, the granting of tbe  petition. - . ������  A second committee consisting of  Messrs. Clements, J. Dover, A. H. Kelly,  W. A. McDonald and J- A. Gibson, was  x appointed to raise sub&criptious necessary for the expeuses of the delegates to  Victoria.  .    TIIK f-KTlTIOX.  .     To the Honourable llie Lieutenant-Governor  " in Council.  =��������� Tlie' Petition of tlie ratepayers unil 'residents  of die Town of Nelson.in tlie District of West.  Kootenay, Hritisli Coin mblii. Hum lily. She wot h:  . 1. That Yonr Pct.ili.ii.i-nr.ilu.irtnisof having the Town of Xelson incorporated.  '-. Owiuu to the fact that the Province of  lli-itish Columbia and the (_'ohiinbia and l.ool-  eimv. Hailway Company own more than one  half in value of the land I o be included in-the  limits of the said Town of Xelson, if inenrpor-  ated. it is impossible without their consent to  obtain the necessary Petition required by (he  provisions of the "Municipalities liicorpora-  linn Ai't IN!.:'."  ;i Yourpclilioiicrsiire informed that the Province of itriti-h. Columbia and the said Columbia  and Kooteuay 'lailway Company will not sign  the necessary Petition'required by the said Act.  4. The value of assessable property in the  said Town of Xelson, if incorporated, would,  il. is estimated "exceed half a million dollars  (SWMI.OOO,)  5. The resident populatior of the said Town  of Nelson is over two-thousand f-OOO) and is increasing. " .    _  (i. A large number of buildings for business  and resident.- purposes have been erected  during tho past year, and many others are in  the course of erection.  7. Your petitioner, feel the necessity of local  Municipal Government so that improvements  may be, made to.meet the demands of an in-  ereasingpopulation, and a fast growing town.  Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that  an Act may _c introduced by the Government  and passed at the ensuing session of the Legislative Assembly, of the Province of Ilritish  incorporating the town of Nelson, with all  powers, or        ii  That, the '���������.Municipalities Incorporation Act  1KKJ" be so amerded as to allow Your Petitioners lo come within the provisions of such Act  nnd to enabl. tho Town of.Xelson to become a  corporate body by the Thirtieth day of June,  ono thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.  And your petitioners as in Juty bound will  ever pray, etc:, etc., etc.  Dated at Xelson, British Columbia, this third  day of February, A.D. 1897.  The committee iu charge of the collection for money necessary to defray  the expenses of the delegates at Victoria,  collected nearly $250. in a few hours this  morning.  Patient < at lite   Hospital  . The following cases of sickness ai-e  reported from   the   Kootenay   Lake  General Hospital foi" the   month  January:���������  Those admitted:   one typhoid,,  one  depressed skull,  three la grippe, one  pneumonia, one pleurisy, one pneumonia-typhoid, one intestinal grippe  and one appendicitis.  Discharged cases are: Typhoid 2,  inflicted wound 1, la grippe 1, pluerisy  I, frozen feet 1, depressed skull 1.  There was one death from pneumonia during the month.  STRIKE RIOH ORE-  A lllK Body -truck   In the  Old Tunnel ol'  the Silver King Mine.  Friday morning the : newe - quickly  spreadthrough Nelson that a big strike  had been made in the Silver King miue.  It was nt lirst supposed tbat n large ore  body had been discovered in the long  tunnel which is beiug driven on the  lower levels. Inquiries at the mine, however, proved that such is not the case.  The development of the* old tuunel is  responsible for the discovery. It is said  that the ore lately uncovered is of considerable extent and of richer grade than  any heretofore found iu the miue. Tlie  management acknowledges that a strike  has been made but refuses to*' give any  further information.  CHARGED  WITH THEFT.  A  Sandon  Man Said  to Have Fled  Fearing Imprisonment.  Special Telegram to Tiik Minkk.  Sandon, Feb. 6.���������Louis Danserean al  one time manager of the Sandon branch  of the Slocan Store and latterly manager  of the Clift hotel here is charged with  stealing 8135 and .282. He is also supposed to have mismanaged theCiift hotel  (o the extent-of a $3000 shortage which  cannot be accounted for aud which has  nearly ruined the proprietor of the house.  The charge was made* agaiust Danserean Inst week and he was placed under  8500 bonds pending further nvidence in  Ihe matter being obtained. Bruce White  the superintendent of the Slocau Star  mine became responsible for half Ihis  amouut and Danserean the balance. The  hearing of the case before the local magistrate was to have take- placela.tFriday  but' the defendant was not to be found.  It is proved that he bas since fled the  country and is supposed to have goue to  Vancouver or Seattle by way of Revelstoke.  The police authorities throughout the  Pacific north-west have been advised of  the case and are on tho lookout for Dan-  sereau. If caught, he will be brought  back to Sandon to stand trial.  The missing man had the reputation  here of speuding money very freely.  BRITISH SUBJECTS. -  The   Asslslniicc  of Canadians    Asked   for  Hie .���������amine and Plague Sufferer*  In India,  The Minek has received the following  circular from the Montreal " Star*' which  explains itself:���������  India needs our help; the famine is  apen her, and according to the estimate  of the highest authorities, the lives of  six millions of people are iu danger���������a  British population greater than tbat of  all ��������� Canada. Both the Imperial and  Indian governments are moving in the  worirof reliefT_blit���������tlji_���������is_~a^".-i.~that  cannot be left to governments alone.  It appeals to humanity generally. " The  people of Britain have taken up the work  of relief, and their example is being followed in other lands. Even the Russians  are sending money and food to Iudia.  Canadians canuot turn a deaf ear to  the cry of their fellow British subjects in  the far east, and the means of sending  effectual -assistance has now beeu*| provided. A. Relief Fund���������the first to be  started in Cauada���������has beeu opened by  the Montreal Star uewsptiper, and its  publisher has headed the subscription  list with a donatiou of five hundred  dollars. Premier Laurier has written the  Star a letter, in' which he expresses  hearty approval ot the relief movement,  ai d he contributes a handsome-cheque  to the fund.   ���������  A joint memorial signed5 by all the  Protestant clergymen of Montreal has  been received by the Star expressing  approval and support of the Relief Fund  movement.  Every subscription to the Star's Famine Fund, great or small,'will be  publicly acknowledged.    ' -  Kelson's Monthly Kevenue, .  Summary statement of goods imported'  and exported and the revenue collected  at the port of Nelson, B.C.-during January, 1897. .  -  I._L_U1_.  Dutiable.-. '. $111,15. 00  Krcc .*     28,������o2 00  Total Imports    he vkn un:  Duty Collected ". ���������..  Other Revenues������������������:   ,..������110,108 00  ... $31,971 17  39 18  Total Revenue ?32.000 (io  EX-OUTS.  The Mine, Ore 3103 tons.. $ 2J8.779 00  Copper Matte 1U1 " -.    110,727 00  Total Mine  . $G75.jO. 00  Animals and their Produce        4891 00  Manufactures _       5255 00  Total. Exports...'  $075,500 09  For .-asters antl Mates.  . Captaiu James Gaudin of "Victoria, an  official of the Dominion Marine and  fisheries department, bas arrived here  for the purpose of examining those who  desire* to obtain certificates as masters  audmates^of navigation. Tie will hold  examinations of ��������� applicants at Kaslo  today and at Robson on nt xt Tuesday.1-  State Capitol Burned.  H.AKBisBURG.   Feb.   6th. ��������� The   state  of  capitol of Pennsylvania, .at  Harrisburg,  ! has  beeu   totally    destroyed    by  tire.  Valuable state papers were destroyed.  The estimated damage is Sl,500,000.  IMPORTANT MEETING OF OWNERS  AND MANAGERS AT KASLO. .  To Perfect  organization and  Watch nn.I  Advise on all -eKlslallon AflectliiK  Mining Inlersts.  Special telegram to The Mi-Kit.  Kaslo, Feb. 0.���������Last evening a meeting ..was held in the offices of George  Alexander for the purpose of forming  a mine   owners association.     H.   E. [  Croasdaile was   chosen as   chairman'  and John Keen as secretary. i  The following committee was appointed to draft a constitution and  report at a. meeting to be held in the  same place next Saturday evening:  T. G. Proctor, Geo. Alexander, John  Keen, Major Montgomery, John G.  McGuigan and.Mayor Greeu.  The association will be composed of  tho Stanley House and asked Mrs. McDonald if Cowgill had given her any  whiskey. She denied it, but upon  searching, the witness found it under her  bed mattress. Miles then went to the  bath room and charged Cowgill with  taking the liquor lo her. Cowgill was  engaged in cleaning a lamp chimney and  called the constable a liar and other bad  mimes,'nt the same time striking at him  with the glass. Miles guarded the blow  and retaliated, and to use his owu words  "it was a regular fight and that was all  there was to it." They went down stairs  together after the fight and took a drink  and Miles thought " they were both perfectly satisfied." The witness said that  he only acted in self defense.  "Did you have your badge on atthe  time?" asked the court.  "I don't remember,"   was the reply.  "It was according to the vest I wore."  "It would have been better it you had  left it off to-day,"   remarked the court.  r Judge Forin theu went on to say that  he was surprised to know that a man  who had been an officer for eighteen  years, would so far forget the dignity of  his position to indulge in a fight.   ..He  ; might expect it from a man like Cowgill  f but not from an old officer like..the  defendant.     A constable, he said, was an  , officer of the peace and should be . the  last man to transgress thc laws which.he  The court  mining   companies,     mine    owners,  managers, superintendents, and others ������WM pnid to see maintained.  interested m mines.    MminjV compan-  a(]jouriK_d the case for eight days so as  les   loimng   the   association will   be   i-���������;���������Q i���������m ���������.,  ������������������������������������,.������������������������;..., *������������������������������������.���������, u  joining    .ne   association win   ne .lo give him ������������������  opportunity, to consult  represented by. their managers or such: witl,   the   provinoii   authorities before  other official they see fit to name, the ' tenderiu"' a decision  same to be a member of the associa- " " '  tion. Each person joining the association sh all pay an entrance fee of twenty  dollars and each niining company fifty  dollars and assessinent in propor- .  tion to the initiation' fee made by  managing   committee-necessary   to  FROM KASLO.  Heavy  Fine. Imposed���������The  Water System���������An Era of Prosperity.  defray legal or other expenses incur-;'Special Correspondence to The Miner-:::-.  red bv the association. The members , Knslo, Feb. 6.��������� D. D. McPhail depart-  of the association are thoroughly in cd ou Tuesday for Toronto. ��������� ''���������'-���������;���������-���������  earnest and will use their utmost in- p A. Woods, manager'of the.'Last  fluence to accomplish advantageous ;chauce miue le|t , fc Tue8da- for LcB  and just legislation for the mining Angeles, Cal., whe! c he will remain the  interests of the province. . reateof t������e wi^teri  The gathering was a very represen-.  tative one, the principal mineowners     Owing to the blockade on the Columbia  and managers of  the district   being'.river, C.P.R. passengers were taken from  present. , Sandon by the Kaslo and Slocan railway   . i last Monday.  i  of  A LAWLESS CONSTABLE.!  The Venerable Paddy Miles as  Lothario and a Disturber  the Peace.  a gay  of  .Superintendent Bryan of the K. & S.  railway weut down to Five Mile Point on  Wednesday to see the uew rotary snow  plow transferred to a barge.  The test of the water system for protection against fire was very satisfactory.  There is sufficient pressure to throw a  stream of water over the tallest building  in town.  W. S. Sanders, the news dealer, was  before Judge Cbipmau last Wednesday  on the charge of selling liquors without  a license.    He was found guilty and seu-  The proverb, " the course of true love  never runs smoothly," has  beeu proved  to   the satisfaction   of .Constable Johu  Miles.     " Wine, women and song" have  seriously interfered with the courses of.! tecDce1d J<> Pa> g &��������� o������ ������.nf handred and  ,���������",.' v   i.    i ��������� '_.       i fifty dollars.   Sanders will at once file an  many bright careers, but when a mixture vnl,���������ft���������i \v,nr-  of lyo, bourbon and pugilism is  jeoted,   the   result   is generally in   the  courts of the couutry.  At an early hour Thursday morning  Constable Miles - aud William Cowgill,'  otherwise known as Porcupiue Billy, a '  porter for the Stanley house, came to |  .-^���������appeal bond and test the casein a higher  inter- ...ourt" "       "'".. :'  The Kootenay Ore Company's sampling works are handling from five to seven  cars of ore per day and everything about  the plant is working smoothily. The  miue owners generally are realizing what  a benefit the plaut is to them..  blows and the latter was very badly used  up. When hostilities had been suspended, Mr.' Cowgill's face 0 looked as  though it hail beon through a threshing  machine, and Miles in the bigness of his  heart took him to the bar, bought the  drinks aud they parted like old friends.  Later on Miles was surprised to receive  a summons to appear before Judge  Form and-to-an"_weF"_to  assault and battery.  When.the case was called Thursday  afternoon, the court room was crowded  with people. Cowgill in giving his' testimony said that on the morning in  question he was in the .Central saloon  purchasing a flask of whiskey for a lady  friend and at that iustant Constable  Miles passed through the place. The  witness left the bottle at the house of  liis friend and ��������� then proceeded to the  Stanley .house.- In the-courso of his  duties around the building he was cleaning some lamp glasses in the bath- room  and while there he was approached and  accosted by Coustable John Miles. The  latter exhibited a flask of- whiskey aud  charged him with -bringing it to Mrs.  McDonald, the proprietress of the house.  The witness denied the allegation and  told Miles that it was none" of his business auyway. Miles told witness that ho  saw  I Owing to the mildness of the weather  the carnival advertised to take place at  the rink on Mouday last failed to materialize. For the same reason the curling  match between the Sandon and Kaslo  clubs has been postponed.  G. O. Buchanan's saw mill is closed  down temporarily while additional  machinery is being-put in place. When  completed the plant will be double its  preseut size and have a daily capacity of  !Wsnarge~~of���������50,000���������feet���������'��������� The-plant-will-employ-  seventy men during the coming season.  It is reported that Frank C. Loring,  of Spokane, has bonded the Silver Rell  on the south fork of Kaslo .river for a  good round sum, but at this' writing the  report could not be verified.  Superintendent Hodge of the Kootenay  1 Lake Telephone system installed seven-  ! teen instruments   while   in   Kaslo  this  week and left Wednesday  for  Rossland  where he expects to make arrangements  for truck line connections.  A LIVELY 0AMP.  The   HiislnesH   and   Social News or ..Ins-  avoi'Hi for the I'asl  Week.  Special Correspondence to Tiik Minkk.  Ainsworth,  Feb. 0.���������T. J. Lendi-uni  last Thursday  attended .en-  _...-_-_ _--_ _-.   '1!ls gone  to  Europe.    J. W.Smith is  hnn"'p'irchiiBTog'-the" \vhiskey"nnd ' looking after Mr.   Lendrum's interests    in his absence.  At a dance  held  hero 1  night every  body  who  joyed a pleasant evening.  Messrs." Steele '" and G ibson' have  started about ;i dozen men to work on  the Black Diamond with Dan McDonald as foreman.  The Tariff mine, owned by Braden  and Mathews," made a shipment of ore  last week. A steam pump on tlie property is now used to keep the water  down and a Burleigh drill is also iu  "operation. About 20 men are working  at the mine.  had fouud it uuder the lady's bed mattress. One word led to another until  Miles struck at liim and then thc men  became so busy that lhey took no note  of.,time. The witne.S3 was sure that  Miles was the agres-or. " In answer to a  question from the court as to what, became of the glass chimuoy: tlie witness  was holding when Miles approached him  Cowgill said:  "I don't know what t'll became of it."  "William Cowgill," sternly said "his  honor, " if you use such language in this  court you are liable to be put iu jail for  three months for contempt of court.*'  James McKeruou for the prosecution  testified that he had heard the noise  occasioned by the tight and when he  went upstfiirs.to the bathroom tp see  what it was about he met Cowgill coming  out. Cowgill's face was covered witli  blood aud the floor of the room had  blood smeared all over it. Mrs. McDonald's son testified to practically the same  thing and said tha1, he served* the com  batants with a drink. He alleged that  on the following morning his mother  said she would just as soon in iny a  rattlesnake as Constable Miles.  Quite a number of small properties  are being .worked here and a number  of capitalists have visited thc. camp  this winter looking after Ainsworth  property. Seven experts were here at  one time last'week. The prospects of  this camp never looked brighter than  at present.  E. ,D. Carter, owner of the Highlander, was in town last week looking  after.- his .interests. The parties who  had the  contract to run an upraise to  The    defendant      in    his   testimony j y"HU1.fllce to flirnish the miners with  said that the relations between  himself  and Mrs. McDonald were very friendly  and that it was his intention to make tiie  lady his wife. He believed that her son  was very antagonistic to such au arrangement, but as far as he knew Mrs. McDonald was favorable to it. The lady  was addicted to the use  stimulants and on several  had told Cowgill not to take liquor to  her as she could get all she wanted at  the bar. On the morning in question h >  went to the Central Hotel saloon and  saw Cowgill trying to hide a flask-about  his person. '  Later,  the witness went to  good air, completed their contract  while Mr. Carter was here. They will  do more development" work on the  property.  Mr. Alphei-on. one of the owners of   . .    the Dellie mine, was in town last week.  of alcoholic '��������� He has had a crew of men working on  occasions he his property all winter, and it is showing up verv well.. The No. 1 mine is  working full blast and the concentrator is running night and day. Mr. Shaw,  the. manager, made another shipment  of- concentrates to Everett last week.  The'jmine is looking better every day.  COLUMBIA AND .WESTERN RAILWAY  AGAIN EXTENDED.  Mr.   Helnze'K    Intention   Ih   Proltahly  nirect Une to Tidewater.���������Went  to Penticton.  F. Aug. Heinze, of tbe Columbia and  Western railway, is said to be perfecting  arrangements for tbe extension of his  road westward to the Okanogan country  as far as Penticton, a small town on  Okanogan lake.  The Mineb is in a position to say that  should this be done, a different route  than the direct extension from Rossland  westward will be chosen. The Trail-  Robson branch of tbe system will cross  tbe Columbia river at or near Rdb-on,  and after skirting the west shore of tbat  stream will run along the valley of Dog  areek, a small tributary of the Columbia  which has its source near the summit of  the Gold range. These lofty mountain-  form tbe divide between the valley of tbe  Columbia aud the Kettle river basin,  and will be crossed by the proposed  railway running through Burnt pass.  Descending into the Kettle river valley,  the line will take the shortest practical  route to Penticton where it will oonneot  with the Shushwap and Okanogan braneh  of the C.P.R. and either meet the proposed Vancouver, "Victoria and Eastern  railway,or follow the route of that line to  tidewater, should .the people of Viotoria  aud Vancouver fail in their enterprise.  It is an open secret that' Mr. Heinze  does not propose to confine bis railroad  building in British Columbia to tbe few  miles of line that he now has from .Trail  to Rossland'aud Robson. His present  great interests in Kootenay have proved  exceptionally profitable; he is undoubtedly makiugimore money every dayfrom  his smelter than any other individual in  this section of British Columbia. He bas  confessed to the full realization of the  wonderful resources and possibilities of  this district and continues to place his  profits in such varied interests that he is,  of necessity, here to stay.  ��������� His railway system is at the mercy of  the C.P.R. on one end and the American  railroads at the other. He worked like  a beaver to control tbe Crow's Ntst Pass  road'to the East Kootenay coal deposits  and failed. He is more of a'smelter man  than anything else and has given evidence that he will lead in that industry iu  Kootenay. The almost'.vital importance  to him of obtaining an economical -fuel  supply is undoubtedly the origin of the  Penticton extension, with the ultimate  aim of securing an independeot railroad  communication with the Vancouver island coal fields.  Mr. Heiuze is known to have lots of  financial backing and has able lieutenants who are at present busily engaged  in workiug out tangible schemes iu connection with what he has already accomplished.  ROSSLAND RUMORS.  Ke|iorlcd Sale or the  Ic   Itoi   Mine���������Pro  icrexs of lhe Oevelo|������ment or the Minex.  Specinl-to tlie-_Mr.vi._u.- ���������^ ������������������  Rossland, Feb., 6.���������Rumors of the sale  of the Le Roi mine to an English syndicate tor ii fabulous sums of money, are  current in Rossland and Spokane,' but  not many of them are likely to be accepted seriously by those possessed of  any common sense. The Le Koi is" a  magnificent property aud capable of pro'  ducing an enormous amount of gold, but  little credence can be placed in the report thet the Le Roi company has refused  an offer of '$5,000,000 on practically a  cash basis. There is, however, some reliable ground for the belief that a p:oni-  iuent Canadian parliamentarian .-is arranging for a sale ot the miue to a company  ofoLondou capitalists for 83,500,000, but"  ud information is obtainable as to" how  loug a lime will be given for the final  payment to be made. Pmmiiieut LeRoi  stockholders in Rossland and Spokaue  refuse to discuss the probability of a sale.  A definite knowledge of the situation  may be obtained-for the, public nest  week.  the lake being tbe great Carpenter^.creek  mines of the Slocan country. The chief  value in the Cariboo creek ore is in gold.  The prospects of tbe new camp are very  flattering.  Plans are prepared for tbe refinery  plant for tbe Trail smelter. The refinery  will be tbe only in Canada. It will cause  the employment of seventy-five to one  hundred more men by the smelting company. .      ,  talc on Oaaru Creek.  The Tennesse and Iowa claims on  Quartz Creek, one-half mile from the  line of the Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway, have been sold to James Mc-  Creath of Nelson, for $8,000.. The  former owners were Peter Rene, F.  Belding, Charles Anderson, John T.  Price and E. M. Peters.  The piirch.iser will put six men to  workjmmediately developing the properties. A tunnel 75 to 100 feet long  will be driven to crosscut the vein  about 180 feet below the surface crop-  pings.  The Kadi* Church Dlfflenlly.  jit is learned that,a settlement ot the  difficulty between the parishoners of the  English Church at Knslo and tbe Rev.  Akehurst, of Nelson, which caused such  a sensation several weeks ago, will not  end': short of legal proceedings. Mr.  Meyers Gray, of New Westminster, soli-  cite, for the Lord Bishop.of Columbia, is  now preparing the necessary papera in  the case. The matter will probably come  up for hearing at an early, date.  LOCAL  NEWS.  The Happenings of tbe Week   In  Nelson and the Immediate.    ~  Vicinity.  R. A. Winearls has taken ttie place  of Constable John Miles during his  suspension.  The Rossland Miner has a special  telegram from Sandon to "the effect  that  "J.  F. Ritchie, of Rossland, had  bis skates on at the Sandon rink;"  i  Reports from Fort Steele, East  Kootenay, state that a well filled  mail bag was stolen there last week.  The thieves have not yet been arrested.  O. Lund, of Spokane has pur-"  chased a one half interest in the Hotel  Kootenay on Vernon street from Mrs.  Mullette and the house is now being,  run under the firm name of Lund and  Peterson. ���������'   ,   '  The marriage of Mr. II. G. Neelands  and Miss Belle "Whittet tnok.phicc last  Thursday morning.it the Methodist  church, Rev. G. H. Morden officiating.  The couple7,leffc for an extended tour  of six weeks to .lie coast. ,_  "Walter J. Brown lias bonded the  Star claim at Ainsworth belonging to.  Messrs. Hardie and Strobeck and will  commence sinking a shaft on the property immediately. James "VV. Forrest,..  formerly of Denver, Col., will have  charge.of the work.  A force of men is "steadily employed  clearing the right-of-way of the Slocan  river branch of the Columbia and  Kootenay railway. About three-  fourths of a mile has been slashed and  the fallen timber is being cut into  coi-d-wood.----:���������_^=   Special Correspondence lo Tin; Minkk.  Rosslaud, Feb , ...���������Rosslaud proposes  to orgauize two militia companies with a  band. ��������� ���������  The Great Republic company has let a  coutract for a 100-foot tunnel. The work  is to be completed in niuef.y days.  0 The Stemwinder claim is being surveyed for a Crown graut. The final payment has beeu made by the purchasers.  About  $300  has  been, subscribed   towards the Squatters' Defence Fund.'   The |  legal   advisers  of the   squatters require  S10OO for fees... *'    "  A second monthly' dividend of S25.000  was declared for January by the Le Roi  Mining companv; makiuga total of S300,-  00(1.      -  - The crosscut   tunnel   at   the 210-foot i  level of the Iron Mask  miue has  tapped  the vein and shows fifteen inches of 8-'_  ore.  The Columbia and Western Railway  Company ha. constructed an ore house  at Rossland and is also constructing oue  at Trail.  The new blast furnace for the Trail  smelter will shortly be placed in position  for use. The two uew blowers of 25,000  pounds each have airived from Indiana  and are being put in the place .of those  now in use.  Efforts are being made to secure subscriptions for a wagon road up Blue  .������������������rouse Canyon on Cariboo creek. Tbe  Cariboo creek basin is on the we3t slope  of the divide between Slocan lake and  the Columbia river, just east of it, across  The Early Bird mineral . claim,  owned by Jolin L. Retallack, of Kaslo,  has been sold to English parties  through Mr. Rolfe of Nelson, f or $ 1,500  cash. ' It. is alow grade proposition'of  great promise and shows a fissure vein  four feet wide.   .  Frank C. Gibson, foreman of Tin-:  Minkk ollice and Miss Bertha Bui-mas-  ter of Spokane, ..were married last  Wednesday evening at the residence  of Mr. 15. C. Traves. Rev. Geoig- 11..  Morden officiating. Only a.f������w intimate friends of the contracting couple,  were present at the ceremony.  :, The l-disou Concert Company entertained a,- fair sized gathering of  Nelson's citizens in the Fire I fall last  Thursday night. Mr. Brown gave a  brief address on the work ami inventions of the "Wizard of M.nlo Park"  whose genius made the evening's  pleasure a possibility. All-(.he selections rendered were from the'lati-l,  musical .successes.  The Byron N_ White company has  posted a notice in the court house  stating that 00 days from January 10*  an application will lie made to the  Gold Commissioner for right to use  water from Cai-penler-CreeK. 1000 feet  from tlie forks of Carpenter and Cody  Creeks for the purpose of operating  the concentrator ..of tlie Slocan Star  mine. .   ���������  . On Tuesday evening the literary  department of the i.pworth league  will entertain its friends with n .musical and literary progromme in the  Methodist Church. A.feature of the  entertainment will l>e a debate on the  subject: "Resolved.that the immediate  incorporation of Nelson would be advantageous." Dr. Hall will lead for lhe  affirmative and Rev. George P. Morden for the negative. No uddmi_.ion  fee will be charged.  THE NEW FURNACES.  Tlioj  Mill Proh.-ilily be Kenily -or  lor   in  Three weekx.  ��������� The roaster ������������������ and i. verberatory  furnaces of the Hall Mines smelter  will be completed and ready for use iu  three weeks. Men are now engaged  in the constructiou of the buildings tp  enclose them and the work is being  pushed forward with all possible speecl.  The blower for the new 200 ton blast  furnace is now on the road and the  balance of the machinery -will follow  soon. THE MlNER,\NEkSON,> B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897  the Jtiucv.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed lo .iny address in Canada ot  the Uni'ed State* foi one year on receiptoj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA C7 ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedat the rate of'$}per. column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and/o cents per linefot  each ubsequcnt insertion. Advertisement*  running J or shorter, periods than three  ��������� months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the- Bdilof  must be accompanied by the name and att-  dress\ of the writer, not  necessarily-for  ' publication, but as evident ol good faith.  PRINTING turned out in fir>. rate. style. at  .'the shortest notice  AODHIS-  TmbMinm Printing ���������HUBU9HINOCO  NELSON.   B.C.  ; pronounced a goldite, and isi an era-  j phatic  assertion of a material-change  I in popular eastern sentiment, upon the  j monetary   question. v-Evidently   the'  ��������� result of the l*ist presidental election  I in  the  United States has not settled  ' the fate of the white metal. " It may  well be said that currency reform lies  solely in the direction of the free coinage of silver, not only by our southern  neighbors but by the chief commercial  nations of the world.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class .  Boots       *  Shoes  For riiners & Prospectors  :(418)  LODGE MEETINGS.  KELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. P. & A.  M..meets second-Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethorn invited.  ;SATURDAY,~ FEBRUARY. 6,H__07.  The ratification of the arbitration  treaty between England and the  United States will be a knock-out blow  to many of the jingoes at Washington.  It is rumored that D. C. Corbin,  through the medium* of a. Rossland  editor, has.offered $130,000 for the pur-,  chase of the Spokane "Chronicle."  The Miner is still waiting to hear  more from the Victoria "Colonist"  concerning the' discriminate taxation  of miners in Kootenav.  The prompt and generous response  of Canada to the appeal for assistance  and relief of the plague and famine  sufferers in ' India is a very pleasing  evidence of the existence of 11 strong  Imperial Federation sentiment.  CONCERNING. MR. KELLIE.  As the Miner anticipated last week,  Mr. J. M. Kellie litis' succeeded in finding an opportunity to publish his letter  addressed to the Miner, which deals  with the public receipt and expenditure  of West Kootenay. for the. last four  fiscal years. .By this act-he has.deliberately and directly offered an insult  to the intelligence of the people of the  district. If he persists in the attempt  to justify his lack of ability, gross neglect of. the people's interests and his  servile support of maladministration  by garbled statements and preposterous figures he must suffer the consequences. , As the subject matter of the  letter appeal., if possible, more stupid  and ridiculous in print than it did in  manuscript form, the Miner heartily  congratulates ^itself for the maintenance of. its respectability by refusing to  be responsible for itspublication. But,  after all, it is well for the country that  Mr. Kellie has given sufficient evidence  over his.own signature, of his utter  uselessness and the menace that he is  to good government .< as a. representative of this district in the legislature.  The most notable feature ofthe communication is the unvarnished remark  that West: Kootenay has incurred a  debt to the province of over $225,000  in the past four, years. - This startling  statement undoubtedly means that  the district has received by. public expenditure, $225iO00 more than . has  been paid into the provincial .treasury  in that time. ' The Miner is indebted  to Mr. J. Fred,Hume, the M.PP. for  this district, for -some .interesting  figures on the same subject. They  show expenditures made by the government on roads, streets, trails,  bridges, educational facilities and the  administration of justice in West  Kootenay for the fiscal years of 1892,  '93, '9. and .'95 as follows :���������  "���������FOB 1892.  Expenditure..- $ 52,819  Hevcmie    M,102  -fact that -at the next provincial election there will be fully 500 voters i'or  each district as . outlined above. The  Miner has no hesitancy in stating that  number will be doubled in the next  four years.  The "World" is so controlled by the  present administration that it cannot  be expected to advocate more than  the least possible representation for  Kootenay because, without increasing  tha number of members of parliament,  additional representatives for Kootenay means the sacrifice of the  "pocket boroughs" on Vancouver Island.  The Miner is not controlled by the  government und has the support of a  very large majority of tho people of  Kootenay. This plan is offered because it is just and good. It is hoped  and expected that it will be adopted at  the next session of the legislature.  l'UOF-SSIO.V--   O Alt OS.  R.   HARRISON,   BAItKISTKlt,'   NO-  lury Public, Slocan City. 451  M  u.  L. GRIMMK'IT, 1__ 11., H.-HTvISTEIt,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc, Sandon  C." (431)  ASSAYING.      UOBBINS&  I-A.XG.     AS-  saycrs  to   War Eagle. und  Associated  Companies, liossland (331)  S NORMAN & CO.. MINING AND STOC*.  ��������� Brokers, Hotel Spokane Spokane, Wash.  Tolephor.e U27. [105]  MAHON. McFAULAN- & MAHON, l-TlJ.,  Milling and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  B, C.   Members Slock Kxchange. 33.  SIBUALI) ANO PKASK, GENERAL  Commission and Fowarding Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Grouurli. and Provisions  Revelsioke Station. (302)  Groceries!   Groceries!] Groceries!!  iPaijkrtipt | Stock  Complete in Every Line . . .  ... Butter from io cents up  %A  \'i\  V  v  SPECIAL    IDISCOXJ-STTS  LIONEL C. BAKE.*', Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia, Ld.- Lbty. Oilice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, B. C. 371  TRANSPORT FACILITIES-  Improvement   lo   be  Made In lhe C'.P.K'.  Hull.iind Steamer Service.  George McL. Brown, western distiict  passeujjer agent of the C.P.R. and W. F.  Carsou, travelling passenger agent for  the same road, were in Nelson during tbe  week. Both geutlemen are of the opinion  that travel to Kootenay this year will be  very heavy. Mr. Brown declares that  his company is making preparations for  necessary accommodation of the public  and will improve the local service of the  road with an additional number of  coaches. Thiee mire engines, one for  yard purposes, will shortly be added to  the Columbia & Kootenay and the  Nakusp and Slccan branches.  General Supeiinteudent Abbott, of lhe  Pacific division, bus intimated that the  railroad compauy will inaugurate a daily  service in Kootenay ou April 1st, by  which time it is expected the new C, & K.  passenger boat on tbe Arrow lakes will  be ready for service. In addition to this  steamer auother - fast boat will be  built for service on the Columbia and  laiiDObed ns speedily ns possible, while  several extra large barges for the transport of coke and general merchandise  will be in use on the Columbia river and  Slocan-lake as soon as possible. Mr.  Abbott is also responsible for the statement lhat it is the company's intention  to keep iu line with the development of  the Kootenay country,especially between  the mines and the coast cities. *  1,583'  Kxcess of revenue over expenditure.  fok 1KB.  Expenditure $ 4fi,333  Revenue    77,031  By this time, probably, the provincial cabinet ministers have carefully  arranged the bouquets-which they will  undoubtedly, throw at themselves during the coming session of the legislature.  In a recent speech at Victoria, Premier Turner is reported as saying that  the provincial government, at the  next session of the legislature, will be  asked to guarantee over $40,000,000 of  4 per cent, railway Ixmds. ���������������  .The Seattle   "PostTlntelligencer". is.  of the opinion that the proposed legislation, by British Columbia, to place  certain restrictions on- foreign investors in mines of this province will  excite no resentment among those in  the state of Washington who0 have  the welfare of their country at heart.  If the leaders of the ministerial  party are to any extent responsible  for sending Mr. J. 31*. Kellie on his  anything but triumphal tour through  AVest Kootenay with the intention of  feeling the public pulse as to his fitness  and acceptability, to hold office, they  may now rest assured that a very  large majority" do not desire his services as a member of the Legislature  or as.-. Gold Commissioner or .in any  oilier public capacity.  The comment of this journal concerning the ' discriminate taxation of  precious metal   miners has opened a  - new vein of wrangle for the Vancouver and Victoria papers. The Victoria. "Colonist," the first of the  truckling government organ's to wildly  and unavailingly hit back at the  Miner is, as usual, begging the question.    The  "Colonist" should obtain  . and publish a speciaLinterview oh the  subject from Mr. G. A. Kirk, Premier  . Turner's business partner.  Kxcess of revenue over expenditure   30.C98  kor ISM.  "Expenditure S ai.OMn  Revenue.  -B.370  2.1,<i!l0  " Excess of expenditure over revenue.  for'ISM.  "Expenditure 3 80,1B0 .  Revenue    _U,1<>-  Excess of expenditure over revenue 20,298  These figures .prove that for the time  mentioned, the government has only  exceeded the revenue by an expenditure of $11,707." "For the present fiscal  year only $32,000 was appropriated;  not one half of it has been spent according to .Mr. Kellie's statements to  the Minkb in an interview published  by this paper last week. . We may  safely estimate that the revenue of  the district for the fiscal year of 1890-7  is  fully   $100,000.  . Upon -this   basis  the province has received to date from  the district over $70,000 more than it  has expended in the sarhe period.  The Miner repeats that Mr. Kellie  has offered an insult to the intelligence  of the people of Kootenay... ���������> -  Steam Laundry.  . G. W. Whitcher & Co., will  thoroughly equip the warehouse  building on Ward between Vernon  and Baker streets as a steam laundry and will be ready for business  in March.  Machinery now on the way.  529  JAPANESE   GOODS,,  171 S. ANDREWS, NOTARY PUBLIC,  " ��������� Convoj-iincor, etc. .Sole Agent for the  Caiiiidinn I'ire Insurance Co. Ilcnl Kstnte und  -Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City. B.C.  CV11)  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHAltE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. S;ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  MIXIXU. ..--.NTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  NELSON, __. C.     [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ' IKMUBAX-E ami - ��������� ���������  -0_1~MIS-10X AUEXT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  214  W.P.SLOAN,  ttonf Kiver, Duck Creek, Sillier District  anil Summit Creek i>roi>ertie< 11 specially.  Properly on line ������r Unnv'ii Xest.Pas* It 11II-  re.Ml, locnteil on ('ont ltiver, on list.  CorrcHiionilciice Solicited,  KOOTENAV.   RIVER.  -��������� C.  P. O. ADDRESS   POST   HILL. IDAHO.  173-5-12-6  Just Imported  Fans, Screens, Vases,  Afternoon Tea Sets,  Lacquered Ware.  THOMSON  STATIONERY CO. LD.  NELSON.       -        - B. C.  ���������   also VANCOUVER. [362]  NELSON LOTS,  THE SILVER CAUSE.  The United States Semite has passed  the international .Monetary Conference bill by the decisive vote of 40 to -1#  Thecauseoflii-raetallisin is beginning  to receive much more encouragement  from -European statesmen of prominence, and the friends of silver may  experience considerable gratification  from the signs of the times. The confession, of some of the silver senators  who voted for the bill, that the result  of the  proposed conference would be  - futile, is counterbalanced by the significant utterance of Senator Hoar of  Massachusetts who, during the debate  . on the bill, declared that "bi-metallism  is coining and coming to stay.". This  ia an important admission   from   so  THE MINER PLAN:  The Vancouver "World" claims that  its.suggestions for increased representation of "West Kootenay in the.Legislative Assembly have been received  throughout the district with the  warmest approval. 0  On behalf of the voters of the south  riding, the '-_MiNi.it emphatically declares that such- a redistribution of  .seats, as tlie "World" proposes, Would  be very unfair and (piite inadequate.  The only suggestion on this matter  that is really and generally accepted  is the MiNKit Plan, which had" its  origin in these columns and which has  since been endorsed by the Rossland  "IDaily ��������� Record" and other leading  journals of the district. By the adoption of this plan, there would be five  electoral districts* with one member  each:  1. Nelson electoral district, to include what are now known as the Nelson and Goat River mining divisions.  2. Rossland electoral district, to  include the towns of Rossland and  Trail and what is known as-the Trail  Creek mining division.  3. Kaslo electoral district, to include  the city of Kaslo, the towns of Ainsworth and Pilot Bay and what is  known as the Ainsworth mining  division.  4. Tlie. Slocan electoral district, to  include what is known as the Slocan  mining division.  5. The Revelstoke electoral district,  to include what .ire known as the Rev  elstoke, Illicilliwaet. and Trout Dike  mining divisions. ������ ���������  By this arrangement, the compactness of each district.is established; a  classification is made of localities that  have identical -interests and an equitable division of population is carefully,  maintained.   It may be accepted as a  NOTICE.  Haying appointed W.J. G. Dickson  local agent-or, addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or-parties "wishing information,  .r price list of-the addition  will  plans or v  please apply to him.  400  F. C. INNES.  iDreaal--.  FANCY DRY GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  MRS.  MCLAUGHLIN,       JOSEPHINE ST.  475-12-12 -        BET. BAKER J VERNON STS.  LOST-  Pantlier's Tooth lirooch.gold mounted;  initialled, 0. E. P. Anyone finding it will  be suitably rewarded by returning the  same lo Dr." Hall. 484.12-12-6.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Vear" Experience In Mining. Experienced Prospector* FiiriilNlicd 011 Short  -Olice,   Mines Expcrted iiml Kcporlcd on.  Hukcr Street, <������|i|i. _. ������V K. Lniid Ollice  NELSON.     WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  172---I.-G  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER  He!llie in direct connection with capitalists who wish lo Invest iu jtood Mining  properties prospectors arc Invited lo list  lheir claims with inc.  _OKKESPOSDKX_E SOM-ITED.  P. O. ADDRESS      olo"   NELSON, B. C.  C. JISZKOWICZ, .  Telephone 26. Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.       532  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  AH   Kinds  of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  P, O.   PoX   88.  Telephone   31,    394  GREETING  II  WE wish   our many friends   and   customers a Happy and  Prosperous New Year, and in order to help you in this direction  we have for your inspection a well selected stock of First Class  Groceries, also a full line of Crockery and Glassware.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 Telephone No. io  Branch Store at North Fork. <  REMOVED  TO  Clement's    Block  Jacob Dover  ._&  21!)  JUST OPENED OUT  A FULL LINE  OF  _J  il  Provincial Land Surveyor.   ' III    OOrdrOy,    OailVaS  ail(l . Lather  Ovfick:  NELSON-AND-ROSSLAND,--.--.  140  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  - RATES, S1.J0 $2.50"PER DAY  Baker Street,        Nelson.  497-19-12-0   ,  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelsbn   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  383  Nelson, B. C.  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000.    ,.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and . Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles;  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock,'-... " .  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  The P. 0: Store *��������� J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,  NELSON, B: C.  IJSrCO*E*_30*R^-_T____   1670-  TZE-ZIE!  G. 0> J-taGhaijaij  113  Owrt your houses. Company will  assist in erecting', houses for borrowers  and iii paying oir amounts required to  clear title, and does a general loaning  business on real estate security.  As an example, ������11.34 payable  monthly will repay in 6 years, principal and interest, of a mortgage of $000.  Apply to W. A. SIAC'IIO.VALB.  Ciener.il Agent, .VeUon  -leme-U ������ Hllljer Block, 526  Notice .of Application for Liquor ^License.,.  Tuke noliee tliat I, Thomas J. Kick-am will  apply to tlie Government Agent for West  Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell' liquor by retail on the premises known  as lot six (C), block five 15), of the Townsite of  Salmo, B.C., in said district,  THOMAS J. KICKHAM.  Dated at Salmo, B.C., this (ith day of Febru.  1 ary, 1897. .  (53G)  Notice  of Removal.  DR.. HALL has removed  his Office to the Farley &  Simpson block two doors west  Of Post   Office, 503-19-1.-6  Hudson's Bay Company,  ���������ARE THE-  Largest; Importers of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER VALUES WHICH CANNOr BE SURPASSED  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,  T_E_n_B  T_R.i_-.IDE   STJ_P_PIjI_e_ID=  For further information, apply  to  the nearest  Hudson's Bay  Store, or direct to  THE HUDSON'S. BAY CO.,   WINNIPEG,  505  Thos. Dunn ;.& Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS5. BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SDPPLIE..  K 4-II SU-FT IKO-,        ' Ml-EKS*  -HKS. IMK AXD   SHEET STKKL,        -,  WiVeKS-SHOVELS, WIKE KOPEH, MAXILLA HOPES,  DY-AMITE  _T*SE AXD CAP..  SOLEAGENTSFORTHE O I  I IO 1^5^ I LVFR  CINNABAR  MINING  CO.'S        V^UlWrVUlL V tn.  "Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) -STAITCOTJVEB, _B_ O. >\ I  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6,  1897.  ..S. INTELLIGENCE.  AREAMGEMENTS TOE. AN ALASKA  BOUNDAEY LINE TKEATY.  .resilient t'levelnnd trill Veto the l.mlgra-  II011 Kill���������The ������;rcat Xorlhern Itail  way's Klg Tunnel.  Sir Julinn Pamiccforto mid Secret-iy  Oluey have signed tho convention for tin-  definntion by commission of so much ol  the boundary line between Alaska nod  the British possessions ns are marked by  the Mist meridian. The treaty will be  sent *o the senate on Monday. The  treaty provides for a commission of four  member.. The names are not given iu  lhe treaty, but will be agreed on hereafter. The commission meet under the  terms of the treaty in Loudon or AVa.l*-  ingtou.  A despatch from Washington says thai  President Cleveland inteuds vetoing the  immigration bill aud will accompany tin-  veto with a strong message pointing oui  eccentricities in the act.  The U.S. state department will arraug'  for the protection of American planters  living in Cuba. ���������  Sau Fraucisco' politicians expect thai  Judge Joseph McKeuua of the U.S.  circuit court, will be tho Pacific coast  representative in McKinley'- cabinet.  The briiliant young U.S. senator of the  state of Idaho, F. T. Dubois, hns be.n  defeated iu his efforts to obtain re-election by a populist, Heury Heitfeld.  The Great Northern railroad will  shortly commence boring a tunnel  through the Cascade mountains. 'Ilu  work will be one of thegreatest eugiueei-  ing feats of its kiud ever known in railroad history. The tunnel will, cos!  82,000,000 before completed. It is to be  ruu in a straight. liuo,..;a few degrees  south of west, and will have a grade ol  ninety feet to the mile, sloping to I In  west. The tuuuel will, be 13,283 feet iu  length, eighteen feet iu width aud  twenty-three feet high. A very large-  portion of this length will bo driven  through solid rock, and such port ions.  of course, will require no lining, but  wherever necessary it is to be lined with  brick or stone.  CORRESPONDENCE.  To the Editor of The Mineu:  Sib:���������Mr. J; M. Kellie appeared ou the  political horizon of West Kootenay aud  treated the public to a small" display o-  political (ire crackers in his owi> peculia  "let her flicker" style. He seems to forget tliat since the days when one solitary  iudiffereut elector first placed-bim in the  position of the miners' representative, tbat  a "pay steak" has been struck aud di-  veloped iu Kooteuay, and prior to thai  time tlie country had been woi king on ;���������  "grub stake" left over from the earl.-  Cariboo days. Mr. Kellie has evident 1>  started out ou some mission of jiistifica-  "tio.i by faith iu the present government,  and flounders around ia a-regular "pot  hole" of figures to prove West l_oot_un>  is the prodigal district- that has wasted  the substance of the whole province for  mauy years, while he, "like the govern-  went, loses sight of the fact that to Koo'-  enay alone belongs the credit of the  present prosperity  aud probable  Futuie  "weal tlf of "the" province." "** *  Had Mr. Kellie and other membeis  watched more closely aud gunrded  agaiust. pernicious legislation injnr.ug  the mining interests, aud makiug less ex  coses for their own and the government'.-  mistakes and ignorance, we would not  have . __many conflicting clauses in the  Mineral Act, nor would the whole of th.  Kin-face and timber lands of East and  West  Kooteuay  be tied  up en bloc to  - raihvay companies, placiug the miner iu  the position to pay two royalties for hi.1-  limber,   and   probably   fighting  in  the  "future for some ot his necessary surface-  rights.  Had the government shown as much  interest to fill the public-purses as they  have to pee-that railway promoters gel  ' tbe last nickle, they would have collected  two dollars and a half per acre for third  class lauds, wheu they held them, instead  of oue dollar per acre. - But having mad<  themselves collectors for. the railway  companies, lhey show an amazing  amount of cautiou, in seeing that the ut  most farthing goes with these blanket  land grants.   -  Mr. Kellie might rise and explain why  the government, after declaring iu the  House, ''that all lands under reservation  and not finally selected, were to be open  for purchase and pre-emption  under the  - land act," so good natu-edly allowed" the  word "agricultural" to be iu.etted, thu.  giving Mr. Heiuzie's compauy the power  to collect not less than two dollars and a  half per acre for thiid-class land, when  the government only collects oue dollar  per acre. Of course they did not know  that, for every acre of the first class there  are five acres of third class on every  block of land iu Kootenay. They require  a decl_.nt.on as to its being either first  or second class���������which means a declaration has to be made that the whole land  applied for is not what it seems. This is  either- a catch "point" to prevent any  land being takeu upon it or it is a deliberate " bungle" on the part of the law  officer who should at least keep half an  eye on the bills passed by the House.  Truly, in a blind community the one  <yed man is king; where is he in the  present government ? Certainly most of  the members need something on the end  of a string to gnide them on their political  paths. Butiu the language of an apolog  is': until the next election "let her  flicker."  " McDUFF."  group, which has been crown granted and  which has shipped considerable high  grade ore.  Another chute of ore has been struck  on the Corinth.  The Alpha and Black Bear are reported as being sold for 375,000.  The Monitor, situated near Three  Forks, is shipping ten ton. of ore daily.  A one-third interest iu the Maggie,  Nellie D, and Tip Tod has beeu sold for  80,500.  One hundred more feet of tunnelling  will  be ruu on the linbbit Paw near the  Slocan Star.    '  The tunnel on the Black Hills is in 60  feet and will probably tap the lend al  twice that distance.  A. P. Coplen bas purchased from S.  If. Cross a half interest iu thc Philadelphia, a claim near the Wakefield.  W. 11. Yawkey and J. D. Farrell have  purchased the N. D. Moore iuterest in  the Sunshine, Oregon and Yakima claims.  "Development work ou the Wakefield  has uncovered a showing of cube galeua  of high grade.  The .Mountain Chief No. 3 and Saruia  on Four Mile Creek will shortly be  worked by A. Doran.  NOT SWEDEN.  Tlie  II. S. Semite  Objects to that Country  Acting us liinpire In Arbitration.  A telegram from Washington, D. C,  says: The senate committee ou foreign  relations has agreed to report favorably  on the arbitration treaty with amendments. The committee was iu sessiou  for three hours and agreed by an almost  unanimous vote to recommend the ratification treaty with amendments. All but  two of these amendments are merely  verbal.  One of the two which are esseutial  strikes out the clause providing for the  selection of King Oscar as umpire,  leaving it to the two powers to select an  umpire wheu one is considered necessary.  The otlier important amendment is au  addition to article one of tieaty as follows:  "No question which affects the foreign  or domestic policy of either of the contracting parlie_ or lhe relations of either  with any other stato or power, a treaty  or otherwise, shall be subject to arbitration under this treaty except by special  agreement."  "This amendment was agreed to by a  vote. The amendment eliminating the  umpire clause was agreed to by a vote of  9 to 1. The negative vote is u-derstood  io have beeu cast "by Senator Gray of  Delaware.  MONETARY' C0NFEEENCE.  ArraiiKCiiicnls I'or International Consideration of lll-iii.tiilli.tiii.  By the decisive vote of .6 to 4 the U.S.  senate has passed a bill for the-appointment of commissioners to an international monetary conference. During the  debate Senator Hoar gave the results of  liis observations in Europe last summer,  ���������showing th<>, tendency toward bi-metallism  He had talked with M. Bourgereau,  author of the bimetallic r 'solution in the  French assembly, which secured the  written indorsement ot 8G7 out of _00  members. M. Meline, tlie French premier, had declared that wheu othei  nations wanted bi metnlliam France  would uot be loug behind. In London  he had an agreeable -talk with Mr. Balfour whose championship of bi-metallism,  had been maintained-against the views  of Mr. Gladstone and Sir William "Ver  non Harcourt. The' senator said he had  refrained from repealing the views stated  by Mr. Balfour, although at a diuner  party in Loudon a number of eminent  men had assured him that the views of  Mr. Balfour were shared by a large part,  if not a majority, of the English people.  Hoar read a letter .from _Ge_rm.au j_s tat ing.  that great-'progress was beiug made  toward bi-metallism? Thus these four  great nations���������the United States,-Great  Britain, France, Germany���������were steadilj  adv-ucing to bi-metallism. It was coming, and coming to stay. Hoar denied  that Ihe East was assailing the West",  declaring tbat the East recognized that  the power of the nation, like the star of  enipirp, was slowly moving westward.  The sections ;were indissolubly. linked  together, and' their interests "were  identical. .."...>  TO BE NAMED VTCTOBIA.  NEW MINING COMPANIES.  Slocau .lintuK Sews.  Special Correspondence to The Mixer.  Sandon, Feb. 5.���������There is clean ore in i  each of the four tunoels on  the Queen i  Bess. .'   !  A force of men have been put to work ���������  on the Ajax, a claim near the Noble Fiv. i  A-   Itecord    of  Incorporations    Krom    llie  British Coliinibln Ciizclfr.  The Alki Gold Mining Company, Ld., (for).  ('apilal. 87fl-.U00 i"-$l sialics. Head ollice.  Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A.  The Hritisli North American Gold Mining  and Milling Company, Ld..of Ikwslund. Capital  31.000.0U. in SI shares. Directors, O. A. I'raser.  Hector McPherson, John Hox, John Loring, J*.  II. Inks-tor and W. R. Ross, all of Kossland.  Canadian Cold Mining 'Company, (for).  Cap* t_l S-OO.OHO in SI shares. c Head office,  ���������Spokane, L'.s.A.  Kast St. Louis Gold Mining Company, Ld., of  Ross-Hid. Capital $1,0X1,000 in ?1 shaves.  Directors. Alexander Wilson, J. J. Ilcnager,  John Jackson, jr.. Michael Sullivan and U. F.  O'Neil all of Rossland.  Galena Mines, Ld.. (for). Capital ������550,000 in  ������1 shares.   Head cilice. London. Kngiand.  .  ��������� Havre Gold Mining Companv, Ld., of -Ilo-s-  land. Capital STOO.(HK) in Slsl_iii.cs. Directors,  Thomas Lapslic, Phillip White and A. T. Chad-  wick, all of Rossland.  "  Hall Exploration Company, Ld.. (for). Capital  ������150.000 in ������1 sliares.   Head ollice, England.  Mill turn in l'arvo Prospecting Syndicate. Ld.,  of Vancouver. Capital $20,000 in S100 sliares.  Directors, Win. Crickmav, IL H. Walkem,  Joseph Miller and J. M. Bowell. all of Vancouver.  Red Horse and Salmon River Mining Company. Ld., of Vancouver. Capital 31,000,000 in  SI shares. Directors, E. S. Topping, Trail; J.  U. McLagan, Vancouver; J. S. Clute, New  Westminster; Ralph White. Trail and J. M.  McGregor and J. T. "Wilkinson, of Vancouver.  Rossland Development Company, Ld., of  Rossland. Capital $1,000,000 81 shares. Directors. L.- ll. Northey, of Salmo and John L.  Whitney. L. L. Devoin and E. L. Clarke, of  Rossiand.  Rock Creek Gold Mines, Ld.. of Victoria.  Capital 5500,000 in i"> cent, shares. Directors,  T. 15. Hall. Simon Leiser. T. Luhbe, It. P.  Rithet, T. W. Patterson and IJ. W. Pearse, all  of Victoria. '  Rio Grande Gold and Silver Mining Compauv,  Lti., of Rowland. Capital 31.00 ),yoO in 31 shares.  Directors, F. M. Davis. G. W. Gibson, J. \V.  O'Conncll. A. C. .Fry and Solomon Lauridsen.  The Selkirk Mining and Milling Company,  Ld., of New Denver. - Capital 3250.000 in 25 cent  shares: Directors, J. A. Smith. M. L. Griniiuett,  G. A. Love. Thomas Brown, G. H. Wright and  Henry Smith of Snndon.  Treasure Mountain Mine* Ld., of Vancouver.  Capital $1,500,000 in 31 shares. Directors. E. W.  MeKim. J. Fitz.-immons and W. H. Armstrong',  all of Vancouver.  A NEW CANADIAN PROVINCE TO BE  FORMED IN NORTH-WEST.  Portion., of the .N'orllnvc*! Territories and  nnulloltii to Form the Limit*  Of the IhvlKion.  A telegram from Ottawa says: The  latest proposition made to the DomiDiou  gov-romont to commemorate tho sixtieth  vear of Her Majesty's reign is'the creation of a new province iu the west, to be  known as the province of Victoria.  There is an uuderstandiug with Green  way that Manitoba is to be enlarged  and this involves a considerable change  in the map of the West to which Sifton  is favorable. The proposal is to attach  part of Assiuiboia and Sackatchewau.  east of the 105th degree ot longitude, to  Manitoba, together with the district of  Keewatin, Alberta, with Athabasca aud  the remainder of Saskatchewan and  Assiuib-in will theu be given provincial  autonomy as the province of Victoria.  This scheme is said to fit in with plans  which members of the Cabiuet euterta'n  for the government of the West.  A papal delegate will probably be  appointed to Canada.  The Supreme Court will open its sittings on February 16, to hear election  appeals.  The Ottawa Electric Stieet Kailwav  Company last year carried more than one  million aud a half passengers.  The steamer Neptune of St. Job. s'  Newfutiudlaud, has been chartered for  thc Hudson's Bay exploration expedition.  Lord Aberdeen has presented ex-Mayor  Borthwick, of Ottawa, with a silver inkstand, ns a souvenir of his term of officp.  The entire medical staff of the Ottawa  general hospital has resigned, owing l<>  the. mismangement of the board of  directors.  The total immigration arrivals in Canada from Europe last year were 26,571,  as compared with 25,478 tLe previous  year.  The directors of the Central Canada  Fair, Ottawa, inteud enlarging the fail  grounds aud reconstructing the main  building during the coming summer.  The Ottawa branch ot the Canadian  Federation of Labor has declared for rn  AlieD Labor law, and leciprocity In  labor with the United States.  Owing to pressure of business Mr.  Laurier bu_ declined au invitation to  speak at the Washington, birthday cek-  bratiou iu Chicago, on Februa -y 2'2.  A bad railway wreck occurred near  Dorchester, N. B., iu which Miss Pafri-  qnin of Bloomtield, N.U., and Mr. Arthur  C. ��������� Edgecombe, postal clerk, belonging'  to.Frederieton, wero killed and many,  others seriously injured. Hon. Mr. Borden was among the latter and received a  bad scalp wound. The whole train of  six cars rolled down an embankment.  The Rome correspondent of the London Daily Mail states that thc Manitoba  school agreement has been submitted to  the Pope, on behalf of the Dominion  Government, with the assurance thnt the  British Goverumeut supports the terms  of the settlement. The Colonial Offices  repudiates the idea of meddling in this  question.      CIIUK.II  NOTICES.  Su-DA_ 7th February, 1807.  Church of England:* Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  -Holy-Gommunion-on-lst-and���������Hrd-Snn-  days in the month at 8 a. m; on 2nd aud  4th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  PuESBYTKiiiAN Ciiuuoii. Services at  11 a.m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2 30. Praver meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Chukoii. Mass at.  Nelson ou first and last Sundays in the  month. - Sandon second Sunday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist. Cnmtcn. Coruer Silica  aud Josephine Streets.-- Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. ra. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  and fiepalriii  Dry Goods- Clothing, Etc-.  ISKW AM������ SECOSiU IM--.  NELSON  (29a)  B. C.  KOOTENAY    LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS treasurer  Nelson  B. C. August 14th  1896.  (419)  The Nelson & Lar.o  Steam Navigation Go.  STR. CITY OP  Leaves  Kaslo on Monday: Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a. im  Loaves  Nelson  tin Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 a. tn.  The right is reserved to change this  schedule at ariv time without notice.  401  UVEAS YOU OUGHT TO LIVE.  _sg_-  M0RTHERN  IN      PACIFIC RY.  SOLID    VIISTI_iULl_L>  1" RAINS.  M-0 D E R N - E Q U I P-M E N.T  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,  and all points east, also   European  S. S. tickets.  TIME SCHEDULE.  No. 1 "West,       depart. 10:55 p. 111.  No. 2 East, " 9:10 a. m.  For information,  time  cards,  maps  and tickets call on or write "  K. I).'GIBUS,-  General A_;ent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  ... .   ���������Oil���������  A. D: CHARLTON,  Asst. Gcnl. Vast. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Fortlaml. _   - Orejiou.  "Eagle  Parlor,,  Matches  Smofcm tnd houie-  keepcfi alike find them  faultless.  Tfadr odor Icu  qualitiM mafct tlwm  ltixuriettotac  THE  E. B. EDDY Co  UXITO  HULL,  MONTREAL  TORONTO.  _8_!_>!r?!-_!^^5?^?^_^_!S_S_!!_S5--!d  ������_������*_  ������^  Clarke Hotel,  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted���������throughout-with-the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for boarders.-;  Th. liar iKftiiiiitll.il villi Clioi.cst Urn mint l.l<|ii<ir* aiul (.iKars.  S   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel, Calgary  NOTICE.  ���������vroTrcK.���������tmk coi.umiiia andicoot-  -1.^ -nny ICailwiiv und Navigation Company  will apply to the Parliamciit of Canada at. it..)  next session for an Act imtlioriziiiK tho Company to con.trii-L tlio Hailway mentioned in  Suction _of lho Acl. Mi A'ictoria, Chapter 15,  namely a railway between some point on its  present line between Nelson and KobsOn on the  South and Kevelstoke on thu North,. together  with such branch or branches of that railwuy  or of ils main line as may from time to time be  authorized by the Governor-in-Council not ox-  ceediiiK.in any one case the length of thirty  miles, conimenciuK tho same oil or' before the  lirst of July, 1000, anil completing it within five  yearn' from that, dale.  ,J, D: TOWNIjKY,  ".    Secretary.  Vancouver, 11. C.  "  'Jllh November. 1S0K. [SIS]   "  GO    TO  A.   HENDERSON  FOE . I  First Class -Watch Repairing  All work done uuder my own  supervision aud guaranteed.  Good line of Kings, Chains. Lockets,  Cuff and Collar Buttons alwavs carried in  stock.-'". ��������� ��������� 4S9  Baker St., next to Buchanan & Go's Stoic  FOR SALE,  California Wine Co  *  NELSON,        -       -        B. C.  BAKER ST-  Two Lois with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot _"ro:jtn;--)  403 Tf. J. c. Dickson, Baker St.  STATE ORE  I'. S. BAII.Y. rrest.  JOS. MO.N-IG. Sec.  Sampling Works  Established  *      1S8a _ --  A general Ore Market.' LarjjC-t AVorks in  Colorado. Moileni" SMI!* and Jfaehla.ry at  Denver, Idaho .Spri-Ks. and Mack Hawk:  OBE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reftf-ence book.   Address  8TATB OSE SA*"-P___G CO.  Gold Bullion Uoutcht.  3i" "     Dea-rcr, Go'.omdo  liivc as you ought to live���������not in seclusion.  Hiding yourself from Your friend and your  foe,-  ShuliuiK votir doors against kindly intrusion.  Shutting your eyes to the evils below".  Live as vou ought to live���������not.in derision,  Scornins;  your  ifellows and  slight"*- >'our  kind,  Only for self making general provision,  Only to sellish indulgence inclined.  Live as vou ought to live���������helping your brother  With kindness or charity, as lie has need.  Even the smile that's bestowed-on unoiiier  lu value tho whole of your'wealth may exceed .  Live as you ought to'llve,  this your endcavon  To live like 11 Christian���������not worshiping pelt  Nor slighting its uses, remembering ever  That he is the hero who eon(|ueis hirndklf.  JIM.  "Ughl What 11 ni'^ht!" wait iny invol-'  nntnry exclamation, as I came on deck just  before eight bells (twelve o'clock) on that  iiiuht in March. '80, which fate had ordained I should never forget. I had heard  the cry of "All hands on deck!" bellowed  down the fo'eastle, the scurry of feet, the  hoarse command. "All hands aloft to  shorten sail! Quick, lads, for your liveB!''  and had bounced out of my berth, jerkod  ii.'to my clothes and tumbled up the companion way to the slippery deck.  AVhat was I doing uboard the ship?  Well, by profession I am a doctor arid by  occupation a rambler.    Not that   it   is   a  Eavt of 11:7 business as a doctor to ramble;  ut.: you know, a doctor's mission ia to try  to restore nature's jewel, health, and I,  being a doctor, was Endeavoring to do my  duty to myself and find that which I had  studied hard to be able fo restore to others.  So there I was standing, or, rather, trying  to, (for the northeast gale nearly blew me  off my feet), on the quarter-deck of the  little brig Jenny Liud, bouiid from Liverpool tb Quebec. Horatio, wasn't it cold!  Arid the sharp sleet, driven hard before  the gale, seemed like a sand-blast cutting  the gravestones for the poor chaps who  were tb be that night laid for their last-rest,  ''rocked iri the cradle of the deep."  Well may the poetic dreamers sing the  praises of "Snow, snow, beautiful snow."  They view it from the inside of a warin,  cheerv room, reclining in an easy-chair,  pipe in mouth, watching-the little feathery  tlakoB peeping bIvIv in through the glass  and then driven roughly away by their  master, Wind, for daring such impertinence. Ay, it is beautiful snow, then!  But change the scene. A night, aa black  as coal and almost as dense, for the eye  can hardly see a rod away, the wind tearing, booming, howling through the taut  rigging; the sleet driving, cutting, grinding the flesh exposed to it, and the little  brig of only one hundred and fifty tons  lurching, groaning, bouncing here and  there in the mad, tierce grasp of the sea:  Lord, what yells! I start, shiver'and find  it is only that devil, Wind, laughing as it  slaps old Neptune in the face, lashing  him to still more fury. I am almost frozen,  for theavy spray which flies over ns as the  brave craft holds its own, freezes as fast  as it strikes, coating us witli a thick crust.  "This is a fearful nig'tit," I say to the  man at the wheel, arid his answer of '.'Aye,  aye, sir," comes through teeth set as a  vise. With feet planted, or rather, rooted  to the deck, body bent forward, eye's trying hard to make out tlie canvas he cannot  see, he moves only as tlio orders shouted  through thu trumpet come faintlv to him:  "Hard a starboard!" "Steady!" "Ease her  a little!" straining hard at the wheel to  put it "port" or starboard" as is ordered;  and between his white lips growling back  liis "Aye, aye, sir!" By the fitful flicker  of the binnacle lamp I see his face arid  know him to be Jim Peters, tho hardest  man in the crew. Nobody lfked liim ,or  would have anything to do with him. He  wa. riot a prepossessing object"to look lit.  His face had as much sociability and kindness iri it.es a tombstone:" Heavy, s<������iiaro  jaw, large month, t-yes black, or rather,  one eye, for a large, red scarjrijriiiing  across his forehead and dowu his loftclieek  back, of his ear took that eye along with it;  a shaggy head of sandy hair and unkempt  beard did their part in his make-up of  ugliriess.' I said nobody would have anything to do with' him. I'll take that back,  for there was oiio aboai'd who pitied iind  -tried' to:-b.-_riendly-to'��������� him.��������� He -was-the-  ship's _by, a nice, likely lad. good looking"  and'amart and a sailor, every inch of him.  There was one thing about Jim, however,  oWhich none could get back of, and .that  was he was strong us an ox arid as good n  sailor as ever' trod" a deck. Ho" was the  only man aboard, who could have hold the  wheel alone in such' a night. On we" drive,  a reel and then a plunge, and"' the little  brig comes out of the' trough of the' sea  and shakes herself and theu leaps onward.  What's that cry for'dV    Jim-starts, and  I see his face pale, as with  all his   mighty  . strength he puts the wheel to port. . .  " Hard,.Jim. hard d6wn!" comes if faint  voice, and tlio captain comes running aft.  You did well, Jim,'but your three times to  port were too late to saVe her, for with a  sickening, ghastly crush she strikes and  commences to settle rjpidly. A rough  hand grabs my arm and a deep voicu  growls:  "It's tho ice, doctor; jump for-it���������  jump for it."  Before I can do so, I am taken off my  feet; and the next moment I fuel' mysefr*  going through the'air; then a sudden stop. !  mid I find myself on a field of drift ice. I s  turn to thank my deliverer.' and'find it was ;  Jim whose clear head and strong arm had j  saved ine. I try to thank hiin, but he j  says, shortly : ���������'I'd a'done it by the ship's 1  dosr, doctor, a.s soon as.ye, had lie been as I  handy." ' .Nevertheless I shake hands, unii  say a few words to him, a* he turns on liis |  heels and joins his mates straining tlieir. |  eyes to pierce the blackness- and see tiie lit- i  tie craft's last" plunge. Like a bird' whoso j  l^winas flutter and then diop. her canvas j  shakes and she dives, never to come 11 p.-1  The crow sadly bid her farewell aud even !  grouty Jim says: "Good-bye. little 'un." '  You folks ashore cannot realize tiie fear j  that came over us as thu waters closed over j  the - little craft that had been to'us our i  home, our. "all in all. "A feeling of dread- j  ful loneliness thrilled 'us as through the !  inky darkness we tiied to read the expres- j  sion in our coinp:mious' laces. '���������  I mentioned it was cold, but words are j  inadequate to properly convey the icy in- '  tensity, now that the blood whieh had  been quickened by .the strain and excite-'.  meut had become normal. Added-to. the \  bitter cold was the chill of fear. We drew !  close together to diagnosticate our ca_e. ;  _N*ntu rally, we looked to the captain for !  advice, and when asked what we should ;  do, lie said tersely:  "Stick here till morning. Then we can ',  get our bearings, and shape cur course ac- i  cordiugly." \  Now. when the brig struck, we had had-1  a close tall, stud  so had a  chance to save -  uotbint. but what we  stood in.    Tbe tap- !  tain'_ advice-was excellent as far as it went; :  but  to  s,;ay' where   we  ���������.ve_l_, huddled together   like   so   many   frightened sheep,  meant certain death,   and  the dawn, as  it  broke, would fall unheeded ca fifteen frozen  corpses that,; _ lew _om_ _ef_Te, had been  the crew of the little, gallant Jenny Lind.  Jim now came to the front, and, in hi__  rough, '__-ly way, said "ai how I've made  an observation of these here parts, and I  calculate there is-room, enough to move  round in, provide^ you fellers have brains  enough to do 'it'.' AVe accordingly, teted  on his suggestion, and, with Jim at our  head as pilot. We commenced fo walk  around iii a circle, thrashing bur haiuia  and endeavoring to force tiie blood, to  greater activity" through our stiffening  bodies. Almost from the minute we  landed on the ice. Jim had had an eye  always on Walter, the .hip's boy, and now,  as we commenced onr dreary rounds,, he  hud him close b.hi__. Oh, how cold and  desolate it was, going round aud round iri  that contractedsp*m������. ntoving like a chain  gang," with one, hand ou the shoulder ot  the man in front, ab as not to lose one  another; for small as that space was, the  night was black and the edge of. the floe  was we knew riot how hear.. One by one';  the men grew .weary, and Jim���������almost  overlooked aboard ship, our leader iiu*-^  slackened bis pace, to ease up a little.-   ,  Walter was the first one to "give out. We  heard him diop, the line stopped', and Wje  closed,around him. .Jim.got down on hia  knees beside him and spoke, uot so gruffly  as usual: ,  ".Ye ain't tuckered out yet, are ye, lad?"  Half drowsily and wearily came the answer:   ���������  " I'm dead beat, Jim, and sleepy.   Don't  mind me ; let me sleep, and  I'll- catch ou  the line again, aoon."  We heard Jim mutter to himself : '  "He'll freeze, lying her.,'' and t-snj.  l-ovenient 611 hi. part, anil he said';,:  "Here, Walter, lad", here's my,pea-jacket';  I'll wrap .this arid my comiort'er round  ye, and ye'll-feel more comfortable like;"  He was putting them on to ttie alieai|y  sound asleep boy, when I laid my JiaiVd bju  l'us shoulder and told hiin he'd tree., to .  death without any protection; He fo.e  quickly, and iii a savage Ibne; said :  "What1, that io ye; doctor? Y_pr rieyer  took any notice of hie aboard' ship, and  a-getting mighty tender q'.ihe iioW,"  T spoke to hiin again, telling hiiii betweeu  ua we could keep Walter moving round",  aud thus keep lain alive; 4*>d that he himself needed soma protection. Hia mates  joined ine in my entreaty and' tried to raise  Walter to liis feet; hut he. shook their  hands ok and, facing us. spoke ;  "Mr..Doctor,and. niatas; I ain't nobody,  and it don't make uo difference whether' I  die or not... All nr .< e have mothers or  sweethearts wilitln" .������.:��������� ye,to come home.  I ain't not nobody; no home. A vagabond; mate*; I. be; with nothing, but the  ship whose articles I sign for a home, aiid  the sea'll be my .grave sooner or later; ifo  ye. see, it don't mukeiio difference whether  I freeze to death here or go to the bottom  across the line. Walter's got a mother,  lads, as is waitin' ter see him soon; and .if  Jim can help her do it, 'he's agoirig tor.  I thank ye all, mat:* and Mr.   Doctor,   fer ;  speaking ter me; aiid if  ugly .Jim -freezes  ter death, don't think too hard of hiin."  Again ttie line;moves on, hut the men  are getting disheartened and overcome,  and gradually, on. by one,, they. lie down  on the ice, and, crawling close together,.' a  sleep, sweet but deadly, holds thein in i,ts  grasp. Jim and I are the only ones left  now, and we walk; walk, walk round aiid  round the prostrate forms like a death-  watch.  "It's no use,-Jim; I've got to join the  circle." ' '  And I step toward it. He stop's ine ami  says:  "Can't ye'Stick it out. doctor?" .'  "No,"I say; despondently; "I um too  weak and numb to keep it up. Here, Jim.  give me your hand."  "Good-bye; doctor," he says, arid moves  on again; a lonely sentinel; lighting don't ii  inch by inch, and by his pluck and (logged  determination shaking off its icy clutch.* "  . It was a blank for me for I know .nut  how long; and then I partly awoke us Jim,  tired out and exhausted; dropped beside  me.. I was in a dreamy state; but I heaid  these .words; the last lie ever spoke. Ho  was wandering, I knp.w; and hia voice was  so gentle and- soft I hardly knew it wits  his: ��������� - .     ,  -, "Mother!" he" murmured HeVe'riil" times,  ���������and-theii-:���������"Our^ather-which-art���������7���������aiid���������"---���������������  ugly Jim's lips liud moved for the last time  on this earth. Icy fingers closed -tliem  here, bnt where his noble deed triid last  prayer reached, warnf, -loving fingers* shall  bid tlio dumb to speak, anil his first words  shall be his thunks for-the Master's plaudit:  "Well done!"  "Pe'ac. ��������� aiid" oblivion reign over afj."  That was exactly my "state; and 011 aw irk-  eriing from my stupor, I found it h'ard" to  realize it. was but a" dream.-* Wa. it possible 1 wns once more safe aboard a' vessel,  not frozen stiff on th'e des'olato drift-ice,  but t.nderly caTed for by rough biit'-ii'iil  ���������hand.?' Yes, it watt true; for we���������all chut  were leftofus, aye, and th. poor fellows  whose awakening wuh of another sort���������  were being carefully looked after on uo::r<l  the American ship Yankee' Tar. w'Iio'mi  lookout had sighted on ihi; 'rti'lfl ice bi__i:!c  specks which, thWn'jh' the u'iass, he'had  made out to be' human beiiii.-s. A boat  was put out, nrid all hilfc-s taltcnon board.  Of our crew of fifteen,' hut rive remained, with" just a spark ������'of litV  in their s-trff .bodies. Wiiher ami I  wero among the >irrvivors,- .-rd careful administration of restoratives had  brought us round. 1 have stamped' upon  ���������my mind \frith the hid-iible ink of unfiir- "  getfulness, the morning when', for the-la_t  time, I gazed on the'fixed.-imni'ovuble'faces  of my companions ot that fateful voyage.  All in'their wedding sheets' of sail.loth,  shotted and ready for the waters to ������._ver  them, ranged in two'rows along the" deck,  wo bade them eac!v_good-bye. Last of all  -I'caine to Jim, not"���������'ugly" Jim, now,-for  upon the scarred face a' peaceful smilt;,  tranquil and' happy, and'his last words:  ���������'Mother, mother." seemed* to'play upou.  the half-open, smiling'lips.- n  ,    " All head- uncovered''."  One by one," iuto'the ocean's'bos'om they  slid' to'Mst, and, as* poor Jim's body li,'-s  poised upon the rail for* its tinil plunge,  the captain's voice ' shakes and his" eyes  water, as; he says:  " ' Greater love hath no man than this,  that he lay dowu his life for his friends.' '*  A Hairk's Fa_tUdion������n__,s.  Careful observers Have noticed tbat a fish  hawk, after securing its prey, will ol'l.:..i  ri-e very high in", tho air, drop the lis,'],  quickly swoop down upon and seize it, ai.'d  then fiy homeward. The object of this, as  explained hy an old skipper, is to get tii-  fish * "head* oii," as a'hawk will iiev_ r -Yy  with the tail of its prey foremost. bi>. .;'  it has caught it that way, giving: it a t. .-.1  it drops it and seizes it again with nie  head pointing iri the right direction. "  When It Win First U-e.i.  The  word   "dandy"   was   lir.it  i  England ia a poem by Galloway is..  la 1780. I  THE  MI'NKR .NELSON.  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1897.  TWO DREAMERS.  Under a tree two dreamers lay,  -And unto one did thc wind's voico say,  "Castle ".Measure i.s Imildiui; fast:  I lieard the hammers as 1 Hew past."  But to (lie other the wind's voice said,  "Hill Endeavor lies just ahead."  The dreamer, rose.   Tho years spud by,  And tin: wind blew out of thu chanKin_{ sky.  He wiio wrought for his brother well  (Jiiine id lho castle of. Joy to dwell:  He who turned from the toilsome hill,  Seeking his castle���������is seeking still.  OLD   BARNABY'S BESS.  BY TOM HAL-.  Bess had been put to a great deal of  trouble this day. Thero was always plenty  to do at Freshwater Ranch, and she had to '  do it all, for old man Uarnaby had uoased  to bh of any particular use in this world  long before Geronimo had become the war  chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Bess,  his daughter, ran the ranch,' milked the  cows, cooked the food, did the washing,  attended to tbe modest little garden that  she hail managed to coax from the arid Ari-  , zona soil, and even gave the two cayuse  ponies that belonged to her father all" the  grooming they ever got. Besides that,- she  hufi to attend to the selling of water from  the artesian well that was the only excuse  Jor Freshwater Ranch's existence. ���������  There was not so very much travel on  the road that ran by Mt. Graham down to  the dusty Gila Valley, but there were forty  miles at a stretch of it, and Freshwater  Ranch had tho only water that was to be  found upon it. And so, when the freight-  teams and the army ambulances made the  trip Irom Fort Grant to Fort Thomas, the  teamsters were very glad to pay tveity-  five cents a bucketful for water aud double  rates for forage. And that is how Bess  made a living, a wretched, lonely, almost  outcast living, for her father and herself.  But there was plenty to do this day  and plenty of excitement. For thu first  tiraa in all her memory,' a whole troop of'  handsome cavalry-men. with a bright-  cheeked and still handsomer young lieutenant at its head, had come to Freshwater  Ranch to actually camp over night and  perhaps stay even longer. A bunch of  White River Apaches, ' getting over the  effects of a tiswiu drunk, had jumped the  reservation,- and started on a murdering  and thieving raid after their usual manner. Quite after- their usual manner,  also, two troops of cavalry had started in  pursuit, following their trail with the faint  hope of catohing up with the fleet-footed  Apaches; while the remainder of two regiments of cavalry and twice ns many of  infantry had been put at patrol duty "and  at the guarding of water-holes, springs and  mountain passes.  It is the ynnn r* lieutenant that is sent ou  this patrol i ty .������������������ a rule. The more ex-.'  perienccd ofu.. .��������� > are sont in pursuit. And  it is a hard grind, indeed, on the nerves of  the impatient young lieutenant to sit for  days in his camp watching the surrounding  country through his field glass arid receiving the reports of his scouts, always the  same monotonous:' "Didn't see uo signs of  'em, sir."  And so the poor "pl.ebe "��������� lieutenant  gnashes his teeth and swears at- his luck,  and looks through his field glasses until he  can see all sorts of things with his tired  eyes���������except Indians. But woe to him if  Mr. Crazy Bear, with his family and relation.! aud intimate friends, happens to slip  through his lines-during the night and the  trail is not discovered promptly tho next  day. -Woo to him'if-it is the grinning captain of the pursuing troop that tantalizing-  ly informs him while he is still rubbing  his sleepy eyes, that not only Crazy Bear  but he with his whole troop of tired cavalry has beeu able to steal upon him and  past him.  On the other hand, though, what glory,  ' if; by a rare piece Of good luck, one of his  men dashes breathlessly in while the dew.  is still heavy on the lean bunch-grass of  the mountain with the exciting report-that  he has ent the raider's trail and that it is  but an hour two old I "Then it is "Boots  aud Baddies I" and mount and away, and  ten to one the "pl.be" lieutenant is able  to cut in ahead of the troops' that are pur-  ~anirijjn������'ndrwitlrhi8~fr_"_li'_ho"rse'B~aiia"_liiB'  wild anxiety to "get there," able to catch  up with Mr. Crazy Bear aud capture him  - and all his retinue, after a nice little skirmish,' in which he gets a hole through his  ., hat, we hope, aud not his heart.  Such was the precise situation of young  Mr. Barstow, second lieutenant of the���������the  Regiment,of United States Cavalry, on this  day when Bess was at her wits' end with  work and excitement. Clulcauno and hi.  band.had jumped the reservation-, at San  Carlos after ** murdering, a ' freighter .and  stealing his horses, and all southern Ari-  _ zona was in a, state of excitement. To be  ordered out to guard a watering station is  had enough; but .when you are quite per  sunded that the miscroants have gone in  another direction and that you have no  chance "whatever- of being in or near at  the death, the situation is almost unbearable.  Bess caught but a few glimpsos of "the  . lieutenant as he occasionally passed thc  door, but she saw that he was young and  handsome, and her woman's heart was .in  a flutter. It was all she could do to think  op something unusually good to eat for  supper. She got out her .very brightest  and newest calico dress arid braided her  unruly hair for the first time, in months.  She did not even scold the sly trooper,  whom she caught stealing some milk, for  fear the young lieutenant would. come  ' around to that side of tho house���������which  would be dreadfully embarrassing. Aud  yet she wanted to see   the   lieutenant and  - hear him talk���������oii, so much! She had  read in novels some, mysterious things  about how young people fell iu love with  each other and married���������and���������well, everything is possible in this world.  It was at supper time that they really  met. The lieutenant made a .polite bow.  He was a little . bit surprised. He had  heard some of the other officers of the garrison say laughingly that- the only  pretty  - woman in Arizona was Barnaby's Bess, excepting always, from regimental courtesy,  the ladies of the  regiment.    But he   had  forgotten all about it iu the  excitement of  his jurat trip in the  field.    It   occurred to  him now, but she was prettier than he had  imagined she could be.   His ideas of beauty-  were framed in  a  West   Point landscape,  and his divinites had been dressed in costly stuffs and  wore  diamonds,   and  were  buds from mature New York family trees.  But ho had not seen a  pretty  woman  in  several months, and he was just a little bit  embarrassed, himself.    He hardly noticed  the calico.    He waa quite charmed   by the  white apron.    He concluded at once  that,  perhaps, this first scout of his would not  be so awfully, dull after alL    He would  flirt a little���������only in  fun,   of  course.   ' It  would be rather a relief from the dullness  of the post.    So  he ate in   silence,   and  stared   so bard at  Bess  that  her cheeks  flushed  a deeper crimson than they bad  ever known  before.    And  to her ama_u-  ineat and  delight he Insisted an calling  f  ���������'��������� .. . '..j  ������������������      W. m yprm^gm*  her Miss Barnaby. In her day-dreams  she had often imagined some handsome  young man addressing her respectfully as  Miss Barnaby. Here was the delightful  reality.  -After supper the young lieutenant insisted on helping her to wash the dishes,  lie .laid it would bo great fun, and quite a  relief from the rough life of a soldier.  Poor youngster, he had become so used to  war's alarms. In fact they had become  quite a bore. Aud it seemed to Bess that  he stood awfully closo to her. Once or  twicu tlieir hands touched���������an accident,  she w..s quite sure. And, then, when all  her work was finished, tho dishes cleaned,  llie cows and horses fed (iu all of which  duties tho young lieutenant helped)���������delight of delights!���������ho actually asked her to  tako u littlo walk with hiin.  -As for him, it^eonied like old days in  camp at West Point. She was a girl, and  she was pretty. They strolled up^the  road a little distance ami then branched off  on a winding trail that led down to a little  va'ley that was flooded with the rich moon  light that broke through the clear Arizona  atmosphere. There was au interesting  nail at the foot, and when they reached it,  Buss gave a little start, and the lieutenant,  with ali his old West Point promptness,  took advantage of the opportunity to placo  his arm around her waist.  "Don't be afraid," lie whispered very  manfully.  "Oh, I am not," she answered, demurely.  And then slie stooped down quickly and  seemed to pick something up from the  trail.  "Did you drop anything?" he asked  with mock politeness. "Why didn't you  tell mo? It was-my duty to pick it up, you  know."  "1 did not drop anything," she answered.     "Let's sit dowu on this rock."  They sat down on the rook, and the  young lieuteuant, with his heart beating  vgry fast, put his arm around her waist  aguin and took hold of her hands and  found himself unconsciously looking for  rings, in the manner young men who wish  to hold a young lady's hand and feel in  duty bound to offer some slight excuse to  the* fair one. They did not talk very'  much. There was not much to talk about.  Their mutual friendb were few; and therefore there could be no gossip. The theatre, bookB, styles���������about everything was  barred, from necessity. Nevertheless, cit  was not long before the lieutenant's brown  mustache drew gradually near to Bess'  pretty lips, and, not long after that, Bess  received the first kiss she. ever' had from a  young man. She did uot struggle.1 She  was. utterly unaware of the arts of her fair  sisters iu the East. But she did turn  squarely around und look the 'lieutenant  very earnestly in the face.  " Do you mean anything by thatr" ahe  asked him. *'*  -'He waa surprised at the question, and  he was gentleman enough to perceive" that  what'was a mere evening's diversion to  him might be something infinitely more  serious to a lonely girl on almost a Western desert. He took his hand from her  waist and moved away a little,  - "No," he answered frankly, "only that  you are pretty���������and I didn't think you'd  mind."  "I didn't mind," answered Bess, "and  I wouldn't mind if I thought you cared for  inc. In fact," she added, with alarming  candor, "I would, like it if I were sure  you were not making fun of me."  The lieuteuant was silent.  "Tell me," she said, clasping his hand  excitedly, "If I should do something that  would bo a great benefit to you���������would  you think more of me���������would you love  met"  "No," he answered quickly, standing  up and looking at her a little curiously.  " You are too serious. I waut to be fair.  The fact is, I am engaged���������to a young lady  in New York. We are going to be married  in a year, or two, when I get more pay.  And perhaps sooner. If I could only do  something -to .��������� distinguish - myself, you  know."   -  She was clutching the rough edges of  the rock:  "Is she beautiful? " she asked.  " I think so," ho answered.    " See hero  is a picture of her.    You can see what she  looks like in the "moonlight."  ���������She-looked���������at���������tho���������photograph-a-long-  time.  ".Does she always dress like that ?" she  asked.  "No," he answered laughingly. "That  is a ball dress���������an evening dress. It would  hardly do for her to go out doors in a dress  like that. She might catch cold. But she  ja just as pretty - in other dresses; and I  Jove hor very much."  Bess handed back the photograph and  looked for a long timo at the'yellow trail.  She had id bite her lip . to repress a sigh,  but sho had been too long alone und  friendless to lose her self-control.  "Look here," she suddenly asked, "if  you were to catch these Indians, would  that be what you wanted to do to bo able  lo get your" promotion and marry her?"  "I should say it would," ho answered  bitterly.    "But that isn't my luck-"  "It is!' It is!" she cried," falling upon  lief knees by tbe trail. " See,- I give "her  tp you. See there���������aud there���������and there I  Those are pony tracks! See here I" She  held up to hiin the thing she had picked  up when ho was. mockingly polite. "It  is tho lash to an Indian quirt���������worn  through. They are riding hard and their  horses are tired. They were in a hurry to  got by-here without being discovered by  you, or they would have stopped to pick  it up. Run, ruu, I tell you! I can' read  the trail. better than you or any of your  men. You can catch them' before" morning!" Runt"  He had started before she had finished,  arid was bounding up the trail with long,,  athletic strides, leaving her,, alone on her  knees at the intersection" of the trails.  , She was still thero when the troop rode  silently, by with the anxious but silent"  young lieutenant at its head. He bowed to  her as he passed, hut she did not see him.  After the last pack-mule had passed out ot  sight down the valley, she rose and walked  slowly up the mountain. -  ������������������ "I was very foolish," she said. "He  has known her a long time, and he never  saw me before. Besides, she wears silk  dresses all the time and is rich. But that  should not make any difference in love.  He kissed me! Why should he kis3 me if  he did not care for me I It is queer. She  ib a great lady, and I���������"  She burst into tears and cried for a long  time as she sat on the yellow trail at tbe  top of the hill. It was far into the night  wheu she arose to go. She heard, far off  in the distance, through the clear air, the  faint popping of carbines and rifles.  . " I have given her to him," she muttered, as she made her way uncertainly to the  ranch. "She is u lady, and wears silk;  and she will never know about me, for ho  will be ashamed to tell her; and���������and I  am going to ask Father Jose, when he  comes here next year with his little Mexican donkeys and his candles and his white  rob������s, why it is that God has nevar sent  unyotie to love mi."  USED-TO-3E.  Lost lau_litor and thu whistled tunes  Of boyhood's mouth of crescent runes,  "lhat rounded through Ionic afternoons,  lo sercnndini; plenilunes���������  When start in! it fell so mistily  That, peering up from headed knee,~  1 dreamed 'twas bridal drapery  Snowed over Used-to-hc.  O, land of lovo and dreamy thought.  And .shining fields and shady spots  Of coolest, Kr.t_.u__t. grassy plots.  Embossed with wild forKct-me-knots���������  And all yo blooms that ctinniiiKly  Lift your faces up to mo  Out of the past, f kiss in theu  The lips of Used-to-be.  And lovo ye all, and with wet eyes  Turned iflliiiiiierlnulyon tho skies,  My blessings like your perfumes rise.  Till o'er my soul a silence lies  Sweeter than any hour to me���������-  Sweeter than any melody  "  Or its swoet echo, yea all three���������  My dreams of Used-to-be.  ���������Jaines Wliitcomb Riley.  A MIIXlS*S~G_RL.  How it rained, tbat bleak winter nighti  How mercilessly the torrents came down,  rebounding in sheets of spray from the  pavements and swelling tho guttors into  miniature rivers! Through the whitening  mist, the shop-windows flared dimly and  the yellow stars of the' street-lamps shone  like beacon lights far out at sea. There  were not mauy pedestrians on Broadway  that night, save those compelled by grim  necessity to face the storm; and Guy  Moreau, striding down the western side,  had the right of way all to himself.  "There's no hurry, no hurry in the  world," said Mr. Moreau, calmly to himself. "My hat is ruined already, and my  coat is fit for nothing but the outside pegs  of a second-hand-clothing store. Consequently��������� Hello, here, what's the matter?"  He stopped short at the sound of a.slight  scream, close.to him. .A shabbily dressed,  young girl carrying a load of oil-cloth-  shielded bandboxes had slipped on a piece  of banana-rind, almost at his feet.  Guy Moreau made no "pretensions to the  rank of a Chevalier Bayard, but he had a  kindly human heart within his bosom, and  stepped instantly forward to help the  young girl, tip.  "Not hurt, are you?" he asked, kindly.  The girl looked at him with big eyes full  of pain and terror.  ...  "My bandboxes?" faltered she, glancing  eagerly around. '' They're ' not wet, are  they?"  '' No���������but you are. Look at your shawl,  poor.thing.  "Oh, that's no matter," said ahe.     ''It  was very awkward of hie to slip so, and���������"  "What's   the  matter,   now?"   Moreau  asked.  - For she had stopped short in the attempt  to move forward again.  "I'mafraid iny ankle is sprained!" she  wailed.    "Oh, dear, what shall I do?"  "Sprained, is it? (Confound those people who eat bananas and fling tho rind on  the pavement!" inwardly muttered Guy.)  "Let me call a hack," he added aloud.  "Oh, no, sir!" shrinking back. "I  couldn't affo������d a hack. - I'm only a milliner's apprentice, and all these hats must be  delivered before nine o'clock to night."  Guy looked reflectively down at the  band boxes, then at tho pale, pretty face,  with its dark, Spanish eyes and lushes  sprinkled with rain. ���������  "I'm afraid you'll hardly manage it,"  said ho.  "But I must!" said tho  girl,   positively.  "Can't you take 'em back to the  shop?"  "It's closed for the night,   and madamc'i  would never forgive mo for not  delivering;  the hats.    I���������I think  I  could  walk  very'  slowly." .-  But as she made the effort her cheeks  blanched once more with pain and a low  cry involuntarily escaped from lier lips.  "No," said she, "I can't walk. Oh,  what ahull 1 do?"  Guy knit his brows and considered a  moment.  1 'How far from here do you live?" _ he  asked.'  ' 'On Bleecker Street���������only a -little wav  ���������but the hats!"  "Don't fret about the hats," said Moreau. "I'll attend to the hats. How  mauy of '.ni are there? Ticketed and  labeled all right? Here, lean on my arm,  and  I'll .take  the band-boxes  in my left  _________'*___ Now, then!   Not,too fast!"   ��������� Guy Moreau had never "been in a working-woman's room before, and us he stood  on the threshold, he could but marvel at  the aspect of utter destitution that pervaded it. A little girl who was making artificial flowers by the light of a kerosene  lamp sprang to her feet ut tho sound of  their steps. ���������  "Oh, Nelly, aro.you hnrt? What <is the  mutter?" cried she. "What makes you  look so white?"-- ���������   -  '���������'' "It's my little sister," said the girl, turn-'  ing to hor conductor. "Wo live here together. Oh, sir, 1 am very much obliged  to you!"  But whon Guy. Moreau was gono, old  Mrs. Macrabbin, who had como upstuirs to  rub Nelly Knox's ankle with ca mphor,  shook her head gloomily at tho recital of  the evening's adventure. .  " "Wasn't he kind? And a perfect stranger too," said Nelly, radiantly.  "Poor dear!", said Mrs. Macrabbin,  "What do you know about tho ways of  a city? It's no ways likely that you'll  over see hide nor hair of them bonnets  again!"   "  5   "What do you mean?"  cried   Nelly, indignantly.  "Mean?- Why, that it's a confidence  game, to-be sure, and your fine, genteel  young man has made off with the French  bonnets."     <.,  ���������'Nonsense!" cried Nelly.     "With a face  like that���������and  such a voice, and such a  manner?"    ** - -      .    - '   *'  "Well,"   said Mrs.   Macrabbin,    "we'll  see!" '.'".-  And she rubbed av^ay harder than ever.  ..-__��������� * * * "_  "Young man, said . "Mrs. Petherick,  sourly, "what do you mean by leaving a  white-tulle hat here with a water-lily and  three* sinful plumes on it? Do I look like  a person who wears water-lilies, and mara ���������  bou?"       ....  And Guy, who was walking, whistling,  away, after leaving his last bandbox, stopped short at the old lady's shrill voice.  "Hello!" said he. "I've left the Petherick hat at St. Jame's, and the St. James's  hat at Petherick's,    I must go back," ,  "I should think so," said Mrs. Petherick.  "In my days, errand-men attended to their  business! Nine o'clock at night, and my  new black-velvet hat, with the satin bows,  not come homel"   " -  " I'm very sory, ma'am," said Guy.  " Much difference it makes whether yoii  are sorry or not," said Mrs. Petherick,  leveling her blue spectacles. wrathfully at  Mr. Moreau. "You must be a very presuming young man to " have any opinions  at all on the subject I beg that you will  Bet this awkard blander right at once, and  I shall most assuredly report it to Madame  Dunoyer."  And Mr. Morean had no alternative but  to trudge back again througn the blinding  rain to Miss Honora St. James' brownstone  residence.  "Thi__m_n_r- sua again!" sUd Mlu  St. James, "sharply. "Well, I should  think! To leave me a dowdy old black-  velvet thing, insteud of my white crape  opera hat! And to come back at this timo  of night! I shall certainly lot Madamo  Dunoyer know what I think of it! Here,  you. boy! Is tiiis the way yon��������� My  goodness me!    It's Mr. Moreau!"  Guy burst out laughing���������he could not  help it���������at the comical snddenno-B with  with which Honora _ frown melted into  smiles.  "I beg your pardon, Miss St. Jaines,"  said he, "but I am really very deserving  of blame. Hero's your bandbox, and I've  left old Mrs. Potherick's here by mistake."  " Is it a joke," said the bewildered fair  one, "or a wager, or what?"  "Neither one nor tho other, said Guy.  "Sober, sorious, earnest. And now, if  you'll lot mo. have tho other bonnet, I'll  get back before Mrs. Pot-rick's rage waxes  any hotter."  He lifted hi* dripping beaver and vanished with the bandbox under his arm,  smiling to himself at the insight ho had  obtained into Miss St. James' character.  "A regular little virago!" he told   him-���������  self.     "A face like oxalic acid and a voice  that would   do   for a iishwoman!    Truly,  'we aro not what we seem.' "  *       #       *       *       ������       ������  Ho went back tho noxt evening to tell  Nolly Knox that ho had duly performed  her behests.  "Nelly isn't hero," said -the pale little  girl, who was wiring the flowers on stems  as diligently as if she hnd never left off.  "She's gono to madame's. She goes at  seven every morning aud don't come back  till nine at night."  "Ohi" said Guy. "And how's her  foot?" .   '  "Very lame," said the child, moistening  a fresh wire at her lips und twisting it  around until our hero's eyes grow giddy  with following her motion. "But she  leaned on a cane and��������� Why, here's  Nelly now.    And crying, too!"  "Hello!" said Guy. "What's the  matter?"  "I'm discharged." said the girl, with a  sob in her throat. "Mrs. Petherick has  been there, and���������"  " Mrs. Petherick is an old  cat!"   interrupted   Guy, hotly.    "And   it's   all   my.  fault!   Don't cryl   You're   not   able   to  work now," as Nelly sank, .white   and exhausted, on a chair.  "Yes, I know," said Nelly, " but what  are we to do? Fan oan earn only a dollar  and a half a weok, and if I am without  work���������"  " I can get you work," said Guy. "All  you want I    Loads of it!"  And, vanishing, ho presently returned  with a roll of 40 yards of Wamsutta, which  he flung exultantly on the floor.  " But, what am I to do with it f" said  bewildered Nelly.  "What? Why, mako it into four dozen  shirts to be sure!" said Mr, Moreau.  "But, tbat is all nonsense," said Nelly,  with a quivering lip. "lam poor���������butl  can't take charity."  "It's not charity," asseverated Mr. Moreau. "I need now shirts, and I hire you  to make 'em I Where's the churity?" ���������  "But���������four dozen 1"  "If I wanted fourteen dozen I've a right  to order 'em I suppose. ' "Besides, 1'vo  some notion of fitting ont a ship-load of  missionaries for the San Benicia Islands.  If you want buttons or needles and thread,  get-'em, and charge 'em in the bill."  "Yes; but���������"  "Well, what now?" lifting his eyebrows.  "What size am I to make them?"  Guy looked a little puzzled at this.  "Make 'oin four different s'zes, and thon  some of 'em will bo suro to fit," said ho,  triumphantly.  ���������    ���������__��������� * * * *  "Wedding-cake, eh?" said Mrs. Macrabbin. - "Put up in a watered-silk box and  tied with white-satin ribbon! Stuck full  of plums and citron and smelling of spices!  Well, it's vory good of Nelly Knox to  think of mo, now that she's'a great lady  and has a whole houso of her own, with  velvet carpets on -tho floor and two maidservants to .wait on hor; and littlo Fan at  a boarding school, too, and going to be  brought up liko a lady. And it all came  from Nelly's slipping on a bit of a banana-  peel that rainy night. I'd go out and slip  down on one myself, if I thought it would  "do" any" good." I"told""'Nelly ~h"o"was_a"rear  gentleman the first time I ever set eyes on  him.*'  And Mrs. Macrabbin firmly believed she  was speaking thc truth.  A MODERN FAIRY TALE.  __���������t-  A Princess, mi  Old   Woman   anil  Iron in u  Little Comedy.  ��������� This is not a fairy story, but it is almost  as pleasant reading. Onco upon a time the  Princess Louise, wifo of the Marquis of  Lome and daughter of the Queen of England, was taking a lonely walk���������after the  habit of princesses. Sho approached a  cottage door, as is also a pleasing habit of  princesses. "Furthermore, Bhe carried out  tho traditions governing the behavior  of royal ladies by .askiag for a glass of  water.  The old woman who happened to be  irouing, did not care to got the Princess a  glass of wator, and said so. She added  that sho was busy, and the spring was distant and that she wanted to finish hor  ironing so that she might 'go the next day  to see* tho " Queen's - child." Whereupon  tho Princess graciously offered to finish  ironing the shirt provided that tho old  woman would get her tlio water.  When tho old woman returned a neatly  ironed shirt wii3 ready for her. Where  the Princess picked up the art of ironings-is  not known, but tho shirt was beautifully  done. The Princess after she had drunk  the iwater, told - the old., woman who she  was and tlio. old woman was properly impressed. The. shirt was never worn', but  was kept to become a heirloom- in the  family.. And they all lived happily ever  after.  Midair Duel   Between Aeronauts.  During the Franco-Prussian war a bloodcurdling duel occurred iri midair between  two aeronauts, one of whom was conveying  dispatches .from the Governor of Paris.  The balloons, approaching at a considerable altitude, the encounter was commenced  with pistols. For some time neither combatant could secure the advantage, but' at  length one balloon mounted above the  other, and its occupant, seizing his momentary advantage, threw his grappling  irons on top of the other balloon. They  tore through the silken fabric as though  it had been so much paper. There was an  escape of gas: a shriek and the next minute both balloon and balloonist lay battered out of recognition upon the ground  2,000 feet bolow.���������London Tit-Bits.  I. O.  _.'_ as Church Collection.  In Italy tho scarcity of silver coins is so  great that church collections consist almost  exclusively of I. O. TJ.'s, which each contributor redeems with a note when his  total liabilities amount to ten francs. The  people of Italy are evidently no. better  oS than their ruler., who have just floated  a Isoa through t_������ uti-Uae- ef <S������n_J_iy.  the Mcdowell atkins watson co., utd  -WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  "*'***���������    Articles,   Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  I  ���������J.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. WAMOOI IV/FP     D     /**���������������  417 HASTINGS STREET i_7    VHINUUUVtn,   D.   L/.  IAN3M_Gol_,.Silra*. Cooper or Goal Properties.  WILL BOY or Bronte Cnpr io Mo ore.  WILL HANDLE Bonds of Electric Steam or Hoise Car Railways,  WILL BUILD Waterworks or Float Bonds ot Same.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway,  New York City.  379  Oopp's Hot Air Heaters   ALSO   Active Warrior Cook Stoves  Cold Air Draught and Ventilated  Oven,   Best  on  the Market at  ..<������  E. J. RITCHIE'S  "The Feather-Weight"  Lightest Dress Shoe made. Weighs only io  ounces. Best French Patent Calf, with  black cloth top, ahd thin, tough, oak  tanned sole, Goodyear turn. Long  razor pointed capless box toe,  best elastic sides. Least liable,  of all patent leathers, to crack. Sizes, 5 to 12, widths  A to E. Congress, #5.50. Low cut laced, $3.50.  Stamped on the sole���������  ������������������������������������������     "The Slater Shoe"  ������I l.KMt_.*__:������:*. |,I.s, Sol<>__.Kvnt,- loc_>"clhoh._  <'KKi:V_IIKO*i��������� Ajt.nlH.11t Knslo.  372  Fred J. Squire  \-* HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  FALL  and   WINTER   GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS!   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS   $25.00  AND   UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  NELSON,  B.C.  A Firs. Class Meal  " At the most reasonable prices at the VIENNA BAKERY  and RESTAURANT.    Bread,   Cake,   Pies,'   Buns,   Rolls,  .=  Etc.    Also  a  good   assortment   of   Candies  and "Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  John _t__lii)ier,  Proprietor J3aker Street.  _7.-12-12-C "  C. D. RAND. D. S. AVALBRIDGE.  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  MINING BROKERS  SANDON'  B. C.  Mines bought and sold, Stock for  sale, in all B. C. mines, Official Brokers for Wonderful" Group Mining-  Co., Kootenay Agents of Bondholder Mining "Co., stock. Companies promoted.    Correspondence  solicited.  .22  Music Lessors  Mrs! Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  API>1>' ������t TLoiusoii  Stnlloiiery   _������'���������������  Store,  Xelson. "   127  KELLY, DOUGLAS���������&'00.  VA"__sr_0_*VE*R3 B.C.  WHOLESALE    GROCERS.   AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India   and Japan.  A Full Stock ot Groceries, Cigars, Cigarettes,  Tobaccos, Etc. .  Prompt Attention to All Orders. -  [329] ,i  - Sf  Y& THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY__6,  1897.  "j  11 ,     . ^ItC  ^Iclson,, SElcs t |looicn*ai������,  SJriHsh (iioiumbin.  1897  .-__ THE * CALENDAR .___  1897 M  I!  S  M  T  W  T  F  s  _  S  M  T  W  T  F  s  S JM  T  W  T  F  s  s  M  T  w  T  F  S  X  X  X  X  X  1  2  <_  0.  X  X  X  X  1  2  5  X  X  X  X  1  1  3  X  X  X  X  X  1  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  4  5  G  7  8  9  10  :__>  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  ti  3  4  5  6  7  8  7  <  10  11  12  13  U  15  10  <  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  11  12  13  14  15  10  17  O  10  11  12  13  14  15  M  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  18  19  20  21  nn  23  24  18  19  20  21  22  ?.  21  17  10  10  20  21  22  23 111  '24  ���������tt  2C  27  28  20  30  25  20  27  28  29  30  X  25  26  27  20  29  30  31  24  25  20  27  20  29  30 III)  31  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  /.  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Where no consideration  is named in tran.fcrv  the nominal sum of $1 is to bo understood.  ItostlniMl.  Jun 29- -  Stein winder���������Robt ll Stevenson and James  M Jordan to Earnest Kennedy, }.  Stcmwinder���������Wm Hasan to Earnest Kennedy, I,  Diamond Wall, Lizzie Hughs, B B, Richard  Turner all, and Surprise Fraction, Cash Entry,  i in each-W C Beall to A J Littlejohn, ������200.  Western King���������John J McKinnon lo Angus  McNish, it. - ���������  lJure Gold, Escort, Trilby���������Walter C Archer  to Pure Gold Mining Co.  .luii SO-  Blaek rtcsi No :.. Bonanza���������C H Chapman lo  l-zin Inbody, {,, $150.  Adipose���������K W Liljegran to "Wm lt Lancaster. }, $;J00.  Sink to Rise���������A C Fraser to D E McLaughlin  .*_��������� o  Kanaimo, Enterprise, Homestretch���������Wm II  Donnison to It T Williams. |, 81,000.  Cambrian���������David Jone_ to W K Harknc-s, i.  Cambrian���������David Jones to Fred Whitaker, j.  Feb 1-  Sunset���������C O Challerton to Wm Stnbbs, i, $10.  Snnlight-l. U Bushell to F VV Roll, i.  Sunlidbt-E W Busholl to F VV Roll,},  Mew Denver.  Jan 19���������  Victoria, Wm. K. Leightion to A. II.. Johnston��������� j,.8-00.  Daisy, S S Cameron to John II Hankc���������\,  $250.  Blaok Bess So 2, Frank Saxton and John  Brinon to Frank Combs.  Legal Tender���������James LaiForty to J A McDonald and Edward Crnnyn���������i in trust.  V andM, Get There Eli. Reno. Accidentally  & F L C���������George SoRelle to Hurt Person���������1-20  Meteor and Ottawa,���������Henry Slicran to Chas  Hoffman���������', 81,000.  'Rockland���������Archie Chisholm to Edwin Cuiii-  ���������niugs���������-���������  Maggie, Nellie Dand j Tiptop���������A D McGinly  to A H Dockstadcr���������85,000.  Cody Star���������Same to Samc-Sl.OCO.  Tiptop���������Same lo Same���������!, $5,0.0.  Tiptop, tho Cody Star, Magiric and Nellie D���������  A lt Doc-Htnder to Uiggerstal- Wilson���������J.  Jan. 20��������� ,. -  Varictt���������Francisco De Michoia to Charles  HolFinan���������., $2-5.  WhitoSwan and Sunshine No I��������� D 1) McPherson to J W Black-,', $:'-<>.  Lady June and Derby���������Alfred W McCune,  Scott McDonal nnd Wm L Hodge to J M Dunn.  Clara Moor-John H W'erely to I) A Van  Dorn���������J.  Clara"More���������Same to Chas W Aylwin���������i.  Caledonian��������� D A McDonald to 1) A Van  Dorn���������I.  I Vodiioer���������Dun McLeod to 1) A Van Dorn  nnd .loliii McClements���������i to caeti.  Norway Trcas i, Homestake No 1 ,'��������� Port Hill  1, Silver King J, Dolly Vardcn ,..  Silver Hell and Hustler���������P J Hickey and Win  S Drewery (o D II lrviiic-810,000.  Jun 21-  Moniitnin View���������Walter C Archer to  lt B  Kerr���������1-16. $200.  Jan 10���������  Exchange, Victoria, Skocuni and Silvoi  Plato���������A II Bremner to ll C Campbell-Johnston���������option for 90 days, $;il,100.  Turns���������David Malheson to W W Dines*���������].  Philadelphia���������Silas H Cross to A 1) Coplen���������.J  Bettor Still���������Frank I'ynmn to D JIcLachlan  -1. "  Jan _.'.(-  Dardanelles���������Geo V Guild to lhe Dardanelles  Mining and Milling Co., Ltd���������8-16.  Dardanelles���������Lata D Walford to same���������310.  Diamond Cross & Okanogan���������Lako D Walford and Abraham L Davenport to Same���������IS-16.  Dardanelles No 2���������Lake D Walford to Same.  Diamond Cross and Okanogan���������Geo F Guild  to Same���������3-10. <* '"  ���������^Kanehon���������Geo C-Clarke-t.o-.lanios-Uowes���������.y,.  $250.  Ubby 13���������Wm Taylor to D A Van Dorn���������J.  Blizzard. Littlo Widow Fraction, Star Light  No 8 and Star Light Fraction��������� Ed win II Tomlinson to Last Chance M & Jl Co.  Silver Cord and Blue Jay 1-20���������Wilbur A  Hendry to Same.  Silver Hell and Hustler���������William llibbits,  ' Bruce Craddoek and E S Miller to D It Irvine���������  ������10,000. -o  Amazon���������C F Denver to Joseph I.cbcau���������'.  Amazon���������Joseph Bebeau to John Wright*"-}.  Belter Still���������Frank Pyman lo Charles Nelson  Jan 2.)- 1!  Teller-John T Kelly lo Albert Bo'-iie-i!.  Wilson-John 1< Wilson to W C Sivyer.  Carbonate���������Win P Robinson to Ira W Black.  Jan ���������.'���������������-     ._  Olympid���������Ii,m Mcl.eod   to Simon J Tunstall,  Same���������Same to Arthur E Shelton, 1.  Bloomer Girl���������Kd P Dunn to C _ Bennett, 1,  S2.VI.  Couchicliing���������t.'lias K Sniitheringnle to Goo  W Weeks.  |.  - Mammoth  No  7   and   Cultus  No 2���������Robert  Cordick to lloberl. C Adams.  Slocan Belle���������U 1) Williamson to M VVoin-  slein, J.  -Slocau Belle���������M Weinstein to Robert'Cunn-  i������g, J. -    -  J an 27���������  H.(-I ���������Jackson Itadclifl' and Chas Neuhaus to  A 11 Johnson, ������-_**. .  Jan 28-  Soho. Northern Pucifii and Rod Cross���������Lor-  cnz.i Alexander and M R W Rathborne to  JamcsC liyan, option on ll,  Kinmn No 2���������James W ltyan to .1 C Bolander  Silver Bell No 2���������Thos McGuigan to Eva  Boss, 17-32.  Ruby May���������Win Stubbs to John Pierce,,'.,  Prince Alexander���������Alex McPhadcn to Chas  Neuhaus. .  Sultana���������G L O'Neil to John A Kin man. 1.  '   The Townsend���������A Bader to Fran!. Granville.  '������2000.  Allcorn���������P Carrieri to T Long, _.  ���������   The   Lucky George, -Innisfail," Beaver��������� D J  McDougald.   Daniel Nichol.  Geo  Nichol ��������� and  Russel Nichol to Lucky George Mining Co. Ld.  Jan 30-  Sultnna-G L O'Neil to It P Rice, J.   -  Marion���������Florerce L Mc Innis lo Alex Sproat,  i. S200.  Ka.lo.  Jan 23-  Fossil-Nt-il McFadden to D D McPhail, i  Evergreen���������Henry Grifliths to same, 1.  Chas Clancy to JamesMcNaughton, special  power of attorney.  Meteor and Vancouver���������Jaines McNaughton  and Chas Clancy to Lewis and Toms, bond.  $300 cash balance not stated, ������  Annie���������Geo T Hayward to T J Lcndrum. \.  Aspen���������T J Lcndrum tn-GcoT Hayward, 1, .  .   Buker���������J T Parker to Geo TIvc_. }.,     ���������  Oxide���������_I J Mahoney to Geo T Ives. !. S100.    i  Evergreen���������II Gritllrhs to Phil jrnDonald. \. |  Same���������Phil McDonald to Neil McFadden,J.    ;  Jan 20��������� ;  Wheel of Fortune, Tidal. Wave. John A Lo- |  ganand General Grant���������Jo_eph A Craigand H  F Troost to Eva J Craig, ������ in each. i  Xicolctt and  Snelliug���������Ordering work done  on one claim $500 to apply for certincate of im-,  provement on adjoining claims���������Fitzstubbs to .  owners. ' ,..-,.'  7 come 1I-C D Huggart to A C Houghton., ;  Toronto and Yankee Girl���������I) W Moore to VV j  lt "Winstead. 3.  I X L-A C Lapp to Ida C Stobeck.  Star-A G Bosworth to D F Strobeck, i.$1000. ���������  Iron Mountain���������T E AUon to John Allen, $-0  Same���������Jotin Allen to R W Yuill, Bond till  Keb 1st'93 SI U.'HK).  "RWYuillteJ K Boss trustee, assignment  of said bond.  Echo, Morning Glory and Mountain Glory���������J  S Whittaker vs J J Lynch, writ of action to  recover intcres���������  Hazel C and Nancy Hanks���������M J Mahoney  and G T Eves to W A Boss. Bond, Hazel C,  ������1000, cash, SlOtO; Nancy Hanks $2uOO, cash $500.  Jun 27���������  Vigilant-A D Wcstbyto W II Mitchell, $1000  Gilt Edge���������VV J Trethewey to F Steele.  Jan 28-  Ncllie-.Tohn Howard to S F Arthur, i.  Same���������Hugh McDonald to same, i.  Shamrock���������Hugh McDonald to John Howard  Same ���������Howard to Arthur;-  Ophir No 3���������Charlotto Henderson and MD  Clements to II Brook, IUTO.  Goin���������Jas Black to Geo Newell, J.  Gem ���������Geo Newell to J A G.ibson, J.  WEEKLY STOCK SEPORT.  Hull Mines ltl������c���������Kitssliiiid  Stocks Follow  Willi ii (���������viicral I'pwiiril Tendency  The activity of tho miuing stock  market dining tbe week has caused an  upward tendency in prices. Reports  from Londou show Hall Min.3 at two  shillings aud six pence higher, making it  thirty shillings n share. ��������� At the present  writing it is difficult to sny how this stock  will be alTected by a reported striko of  rich ore iu the big tunnel of the Silver  King. At Kossland there h;is been n  demand for Colonna and a consequent  advance of the quotations to 2<>}������. The  free gold showing in the O.K. has also  Rent tliat stock up to 2G. St. Paul has  jumped from 8*/> to 12)^. Orphan Boy,  a lievelstoke property, is down to 8}������  from 15. Fraser rivers remain at the  same figure iu Londou. Several new  miniug syndicates recently floated in  Euglaud for operations in B.C. have been  well received by the public.  Companies.  No.  of       Par  Shares     Value  Price.  N'KL-O.N.  Hull Mines   Exchequer   UOHSl.A.Vl).  Alberta   I lea ver   Big Three   Unite   Brit. Can.Goldllohh  H. C. Gold  Iving...  Bluebird   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Doer Park   Dclaeoln   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Erie   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western   Ilutlie Hrottn   1 felon...   TTigh Ore   liomestako   Idaho   Imperial '....-  Iron Horse   Iron Mask   I X L *   .losio ."   Jumbo   Ivnight Templar....  Kontenay-Loiidon ..  Lo Roil ���������:   Lily May...'.   Mayflower   Moiiita   Monte Cristo .".  .Morning Star.   Nest Egg...-.   Northern Helle ...:.  Noveltv   O. IC   Palo Alto.,   I'h.unix    Poorman   Red Mountain-view  It. E. Lee   Ito.hcstur    liossland, lied Mt...  SI. Elmo   81 Paul   Silverine   Sou'n Cross & W eon  Union   Virginia      War Eaglet   West Le Itoi   Whito Hour   Rossland Star   .U.N-jWOKTir.  Dellie   U-l'NI-AKY.  Old Ironsides   CAM-     MUKI-NEY  Cariboo t '....  It-VEI.STOK-.  Orphan Boy   ���������    SLOGAN".    -.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle "...  Idler    1-Ootcnay-Cohimbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con...  Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star   Stiii-hinc   Wonderful   Washington   300,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5on,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  0oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  2,5oo,ooo  Soo.ooo  7oo,ooo  000,000  l.ooo.ooo  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  l.OOO. OOD  5oo,ooo  - 5oo,ooo  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  000,000  1.000,000  500,000  1.000,000  1.000,000  000,000  1,000,000  Too.non  000,000  5oo,ooo  1.000,000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  ���������   75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  Soo.ooo  5oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  2,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  l.ooo.ooo  500.000  ooo.ono  (ioo.ooo  000.000  000,000  000,000  2,ooo,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  800,000  7oo,ooo  ;>oo,ooo  00,000  1.000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  1.2oo,ooo  1,000.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  . 5o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000.000  1  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  vl 00  vl 00  1 00  1 00  .1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  _-0_  1~UI>  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  1 00  1 on  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  I on  1 no  1 00  1' 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  *���������   1 00  lo 00  1 00  .    1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  . 1 00  1 00  1 00  So  lo 00  1 OCi  1 06  ������ 1 10s  ������ 0 10  0 15  0 10  0 12.  0 0:-7  0 JO  0 10  0 10  0 0!)  0 15  0 Oil  0 2(i'  0 I'll  0 21  0 OH  0*20"  0 20 .  Oil  0.18  0 15  0 15  0 131  0 75  __'__7_  0 01  0 17*  > 0 051  0 20  0 52J  0 ;-|2*.  0 00"  0   I  0 10  7 50  0 20  0 1H  0 18'.  0 15"  '    0 07."  0 10  0 15  0   81  0 20"-  0   8  0 13  0   81  I) 12  (I 15  0 25  I) 101  0 121  0 8j  0 20  0 IS  0 17  0 10  0 15  - 0 15  0 15"  0 IS  0   81  0 10  0 Gl  2 35  0 10  LAI REGISTRY OFFICE.  THE ESTABLISHMENT OE OKE IN  NELSON A GKEAT NECESSITY.  A I"-IIIIiiii lo Hi.  rroviiu.i.il Cov-rniiiciil  Which Is K.Yiii.i'Uil io A,e jtUhh  the Desired Kt.sult...  The buying and selling ot land iu "\Ve9t  Kooteuay has assumed such proportions  that the need of a centrally located Land  Registry oflice has become very necessary  for the dispatch of business. The people  of the district, irrespective of locality,  recognize the great advantages of Nelson  as the most convenient location for the  office. Citizens here do rot intend to be  backward in any matters appertaining to  the welfare of the town n_d the district,  and have decided to formally petition for  a registry office to be established here.  With this end in view a petition has  been circulated during the week and  numerously signed. It will be presented  to the government at an early date. The  request is as follows:  To the Honorable the Lieutenant  Governor in Council.  The petition of the rate pnyers and  residents of the town of Nelson, in the  district of West Kootenay, Biitish Columbia, humbly sheweth :���������  1. That your petitioners are desirous  of having the district of West Kootenay  set apart as a registration district, for the  recording of instruments and registration  of titles affecting real estate situate within said district.  2. Your petitioners desire that the district office of such registration,, district  be established iu the town of Nelson.  3. The towu of Nelson is centralh  located aud the most convenient point  in the district for the establishment ot  such office.,  4. Owing to the fact thnt the distriot of  West Kootenay is at present included in  the Victoria registration district, great  inconvenience, expense and delay attend  the transfer of property and registration  of < i ties.  Your petitioners therefore humbly pray  that nn Order in council may be passed  settiog apart the district of West Kootenny as a registration district and that a  Land Registry office therefore be established in the town of Nelson.  .ELISE L. 1310 G. I. MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Koolenay District. Where located:���������On  Wild Horse Creek, a tributary of thc Salmon River and about 6 miles east.,of the  Nelson &_ Fort Sheppard Railway.  TAKE NOTICE that I. John Hirs'eh, ns  aj?ent for the Elise Gold Mining Company  limited, Ei _e Miner's Certilicate No. 70801, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to thc Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the abovo claim.  And further take nolice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced beforo thc issuance of such certificate of improvement..  Doled this 17th day of January, 1897.  522 JOHN HIItSCH.  VENEZUELAN  TREATY.  Tlie  Agreement .Between   England  and tlie South American Republic has been Signed.  tllividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Hoi. .S-U.OOO; War Eatfc, .187,000; Cariboo.  Si 12.000: Slocan Star, S300,000. Alamo, Idaho,  Cumberland, Reco and Noble Five have nNo  paid dividends.  In Washington last Tuesday afternoon  the diplomatic representatives of the  British aud yeuezuelan governments  signed the arbitratiou treaty which has  been arranged betweeu the two countries.  All that remains now iu the matter is  the rati6cation of .he treaty by each  government.  ��������� The agreement, as it stands, provides  that an arbitratiou tribunal will meet at  Paris within eight months ot ratification,  with three months additional allowed foi  counter cases. The entire Venezuela!)  difficulty will theu b.������ settled. "It is-  supposed that, eighteen months will be  needed to take all the evidence in the  case.  The treaty provides that the tribunal  shall consist of five jurists, two on the  part-of-Great-BritaiDrnominated- byJ the"  membeis of the judical committee of her,  miijesty's privy council, namely: The Rt.  Hon. Baron Herschell and the Hon. Sir  Richard Penn Collins, one of the justices  ot her Britannic majesty's supreme court  ot judiciature, two on the part of Venezuela, nominated, o/ie by the president  of Venezuela, namely,* the Hon. Melville  W. Fuller, nnd one nominated bv the  justices of the supreme court of the  Uuited States of America, namely. Justice Brewer, and a fifth jurist ��������� to be sel-'  ected by-the four, the final decision"  being determined by a majority of all the"  arbitrators.  Each of the high contracting parties  shall name oue person as'its agent lo  attend the tribuual and to represent il  generally iu all matters connected with  the tribunal. Provision is made for the  presentation of printed argumeut and  counter-arguments and reports shall be  available to both-sides. The decision of  the tribunal shall, if possible, be made  within three months from the close of  tho argument on both sides.  The high contracting parties engage to  consider tho result of the proceedings of  the tribunal or arbitratiou as full, perfect  and final settlement of all questions  referred to the arbitrators. The arbitrators  chosen on either side are to be paid by  the governments they represent.  "^"OTICE. Tlie Columbia and Kootenav  i-^l Hailway and Navigation Company will  apply to the Parliament of Canada at its next  session for an Act authorizing the Company to  extend ils railway from any point at or near  Nelson; thence Easterly to 11 point at or near  Queen's Hay; thence Easterly and Southerly to  some point on Kootenay Dike and Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from Robson to  a point on the main line of tho Canadian Pacific  Railway at or near Hope in the Fraser Valley;'  and to apply to the extensions above described  the provisions of the Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting the Company; and for other  purposes.  J. D. TOWN-LEY,  Score tnry.  A'nncouvcr, B. C, January 16th, 1897.   520  __nT__]IjSO__T  -VT"0,'I'-E IS HEREUY given that applica-  lA tion will be made tothe Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a Company for  thc purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a railway from a point  at or near the International boundary line between the Province of British Columbia and the  United States of-America, at or nearBedllngton'  British Columbia to tho town of Nelson with  powers to construct, equip, maintain and operate branch lines from any point or points along  thc main or branch lines; and also to construct,  equip, maintain and operate telegraph and  telephone lines and to erect and maintain  wharves and docks and all necessary works 111  connection with the said railway; with powers  of acquiring lands, privileges, bonuses or other  aids from any Government, Municipal Corporation or other persons or bodies and to make  traffic und other arrangements with railway  steamboat or other Companies; and for nil  other necessary or incidental rights, powers  and privileges in that behalf.  A. ST.G. HAMERSLEY,  518 Solicitor for Applicant.  Dated this llth day of January, A.D. 1897.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Timo Table No. 3.     To take effect Jan. 1,1887,  ea8Tbound.  No. 1 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  5:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail '... 6:00 p.ra  No. 2 passenger (Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays) leaves Ros_land  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Tratl 8:00 a.m  . WESTBOUND.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail   Arrives in Rossland   No. 1 passenger CTuesdays, Thurt days  and Saturdays) Loaves Trail   Arrives in Rossland   Connections made with all boats arriving  and departing from Trail.  General OfHces: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail, B. C, General Supt,  8:30 a.m  9:40 a.m  6:30 p.m  7:40 p.m  West      l^ootenaij  PUtcher Co.  ]%'<_)son   ai)d   Saijdoi).  vonit;.  C.  Jiszkowicz has purchased from the  mortgagees, tlio entire stock  in, trade  book  accounts, etc.,  of   0. Kauffman's  grocery busiuess aud took active charge  Wednesday, January 27. (537)  (***ur\1'       ^*;      -*SV4  crS***- " *  AU kinds of  FRESH ANO SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  _"E7"CrTR"AVES^"MA"N"A"GER"a  BAKER STREET,       NELSON, B. C  IL.S.] K. DEWDNEY.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OK BRITISH COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by thc Grace of God, of thc United  Kingdom   of  Great  Britain  and-. Ireland,'  (Juki.-, Defender of the Faith, &e., &c, &c.  To Oiir faithful the Members elecled to serve  iii the Legislative Assembly of Our Province  of British Columbia at Our City of Victoria  ��������� GKI--T1.VG.  ���������   A PROCLAMATION.' '."     .  I>. M. K-RiiTS, \-\XriIKRKAS We are  Attoitiey-Gencral. j VV desirous and resolved, as soon as "may be, to meet Our people  of Our Province of British Columbia, and to  have tlieir advice in Our Legislature:  NOW  KNOW   YK,  that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking into coiixid.ra-  tioii lhe ease and convenience of Our loving  subjects. We have thought lit, by and with the  advice of Our Executive Council ofthe Province of Hritisli Columbia,  to hereby convoke,  and by these presents enioin you, and each of  vou, that'on. Monday, the Lighth day ofthe  'month of .'".hi-nary, one.thousand oiifht hundred and and ninetv-seven, you meet Us in Our  said   Legislature  or   Parliament of  Our said  Province, at Our City of Victoria,  FOR TIIE  DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat/do. act,  and conclude upon those things which in Our  Legislature of the Province of British Colum-,  bin, by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favour of God, bo ordained,  l.v T-STIMO.N'\-   Whekeok,   We  have caused  these, Our Letters to be made Patent, und  lhe Great Seal of the said Province to bo,  hereunto atlixcd;   Witness, the Honourable Kdgah Dewuney, Licutenant-Gover-  .    nor of Our said Province of British Coluiii-  -   bia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our said  .   Province, this twenty-ninth day of December, in the the vear of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred aud ninety-six, and in  - c thc sixtieth year of Our Reign. ���������  Bv Command.'  JAMES BAKER,   .  [512] Provincial Secretary.  <-_KR_____I_sr   ZE-EIE-D,  &c  WRITE TO.  A Itis Sale.  W.T. Stewart of Nelsoa. who represents  the W. A.Johnson Electric Company, has  received a letter"which sav: '-'The company has jnst sold 30 K. W. Transformers to the Lachine Rapids Hydraulic  Power and,' Laud Company." This is the  largest order for transformers ever given  in Canada. The contract also includes  all their further purchases for the next  year which will amouut to about.10,000  horse power. This was in "competition j  with the Stanley, General Electric, Wood .  and other transformers." j  The" Braekman & Ker Milling Co.  South "Edmonton, Alta.  For ROLLED OATS, OATMEAL, and all kinds  of GrRAIfl and FEED  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTfflGS  SATISFACTION  GliAlfArfTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B. C.  s  E. S, TOPPING  TRAIL, B  C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Sold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po not Monkey With Wild Ca*s.  Will be pleased to  answer  any business  enquiries.  Baker St. Tel. ai.  '. LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.   \  WE HAVE ON HAND A FULL LINE QF ;j  SKATES all sizes..        ^  BIRD CAGES  HANGING LAMPS  BANQUET LAMPS  POCKET KNIVES  CARVERS  FULL UNE OF ALL COOKING UTENSILS.  COMPLETE STOCK OF MINERS' AND BUILDERS' HARDWARE.  AlCitLL SOLICITED. (40.) " PRICES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.  USEFUL  CHRISTMAS  GIFTS.  TWO Friends Mtije  Capital $240,000 in 800,000 Shares of 30,cts each  F- 0. Innes, President.    Percy W. Evans, Vice-President  C. C. Bennett. Secretary.    ^C. T. Dunbar and C. 0. Bennett Directors.       ...  .280,000 Shares only will be sold at par.  J      SMELTER  RETURNS:  _. o  First Car Load 20 tons,  281 ounces. Silver,   37% \.Lead,   Net   Returns  -$3284.00.    '_     .*     . .      ;       . "���������  S econd  Carl.oad20 tonsi' i Part 379 ounces Silver,  52%  Lead.  (     M    204      n 11       4'-*7_      "  Net Returns $3301.00. 0 -   ;  Thc management expect to   make   shipments   this   winter -aggre-.  gating six hundred tons. . ��������� . "* ���������  0_ "0  Prospectus and "forms of application for sliares will be forwarded  on application to V.  C.   INNM.S,  Vancouver,  13.  C.  ������   o  .-.-.ll.  M. ft. SMITH % GO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  ^"ZRITIE    JLTOtt   _P_RIC_S3   XilST.  VICTORIA -        B.C. (2I2>  GRAND  OPENING  SATURDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 6, atthe  KOOTENAY HOTEL,  on Vernon St.  " Mr. 0. Lund of Spokane has acquired a one-half interest in  the Hotel Kootenay and has greatly "improved it by renovating, refitting  and adding to the stock of Wines, Liquors and Cigars. The proprietors, Messrs. LUND ck PETERSON are now ready to accommodate  their many, okl friends and extend a cordial invitation to them and to the-;  general public lo be present at the opening. . 539  Headquarters for  Prices Right.  533  Goods Guaranteed  ELECTRIC   LIGHT   SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS :WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDELIES  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEAVARD,  Box, 29 470       , ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C. THE  MINER NELSON,  B. C��������� SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1S9;  Yl ���������-'  0.  KOOTENAY TO COAST.  A  DIRECT  EAILWAY   PilOM  VANCOUVER TO COLUMBIA RIVER.  I'll-   Cili/--s   <������r  Vl.loila   ami   Vancouver  Hold Liinc- MiiMt .Wr-UiHt* lit I'ro-  iii������I<: (lie Scln-liK'.  o  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  Jan.-    31 Feb 1      2 3       4  Sl-vi-lt. .Glf.. .61... .641... .61$.. .W  (Bar)  Lkad... .2.S0.. .2.90. .2.90. .2.90. .2.90  .Vow York, Fob., 5���������liar silver 64?. Lead'  strong nnd hitfli views of holders is chcckiiiK  business. Hrokers price, ������2.!)0. Kxeliange $3.17"*  lo Si.---.'.!.  PRODUCE OE THE MINES.  i  The citi-.iis of Vimcoiiver ami Victoria  linve.resvcctively, held muss uieeti-f,. for  tlio purpose of iirousi-jj interest in the  Coast districts on behalf of the Vimcoiiver, Victoria anil Eastern Ruilwiiy  which is to be tbe direct line from Vancouver to Kooteuay and the -Boundary  Creek country.  Resolutions were passed which set  forth the feasibility of the scheme as an  engineering feat aud the trade to be  derived from the trade ot Kootenny and  Uie agricultural districts of the O.-uag-n  country.  The road, if built, will run through  the Delta and Chilliwack districts iu the  Fraser valley to Hope, a village about  80 miles easterly of Vancouver; thence  south-easterly to the Hope pass in the  Cascade mountains; thence down the  Similkameen valley to Pentiction, tu  Okanagan lake. From the Okanagan  valley the line will cross to tho Kettle  liver country aud wind through the  mountains to the Columbia river somewhere in the vicinity of Robson. It is  estimated that the road would be 425  .miles iu length and would cost $12,-  000,000.  Resolutions were passed at lhe meetings which urge upon the Dominion and  Provincial governments that substantial  aid should be given to enable the company to proceed at once with the work of  construction.  Premier Turner spoke at tbe Victoria  meeting to a considerable length, but did  uot pledge his support to the project  although he declared that the provincial  government was impressed with its importance.  Nothing more will be done in the  matter until the Dominion and Provincial parliaments meet.  REVELSTOKE NEWS.  I'l-posed Incurporallou.���������Keiuoval of V.V.  It. Cur Staops.���������Eater prise of Citlieu..  Special Correspondence to The Miner.  , Revelstoke, Feb. 5th.���������Incorporation  is the talk of the hour here ; a small  majority of the. business meu seem to  favor self government; the cautious  majority being of opinion that the time  is hardly ripe for breaking away from  the leading strings of a paternal, though  rather parsimonious government.  ' One of the arguments adduced in  favor of building the new government  offices at "Victoria was tbe contention  that the hitter place is the Mecca for  tourists aud general jumping off place  of British Columbia. This argument  applies in some degree to Revelstoke, it  being visited by thousands on their way  to south Kootenay.  The pilgrim to Ross-  (aud on his arrival in Revelstoke, it he  ias to stay over a day, as so often occurs,  makes his way to the ��������� government  ���������office in search of information about the  lower country, but he is- naturally reluctant to enter this edifice which looks like  a cross between a dog kennel and a hen  house, and consequently does not form a  very high opinion of the accommodations  which the government of British Columbia has furnished us.  All Revelstokians with a dollar to spare  are sinking it in their own town and bo  confidebt are they of its future that they  ignore the adage about all the egga being  in one basket.  ' ���������  > It is understood that the Rev. Field  Yolland, vicar of Holy Trinity ohurch  here, bas tendered his resignation to the  bishop and* will engage iu the mining  -brokerage���������and-assaying-business���������with  Mr. Leake.   -    "  A Montreal syndicate, represented by n  Mr. Charles Ta.lor.bas applied for a lease  of a large piece of beuch ground opposite  Revelstoke, He intends experimenting  with a new system of hydraulicing ou  un extensive scale. Tbe operations  will be Watched with much interest as it  is a rndical departure from existing  .methods.  A woodcutter, Mffrcott by name, died  here this week. Under more favorable  circumstances this man might have won  renown as an inventor. He was under  the impression that he had discovered  perpetual motion; the machine witb  which he exemplified his theory is  described as a vory ingenious affair.   -  The -. following standing committees  have beeu appointed by the Revelstoke  Board of Trade for 1897 .-Public Works,  H. A. Brown, Wm. Brown, Johu Abra-  harason and Dr. McKechuie. Finance  committee, Chapmau, Carlyon aud Haig.  Mining aud Manufacturers, Wells, Litiug  and H. A. Brown. Transportation and  Freight, Sibbald, Coursier aud Chapman. .  A $15,000 brewery is b.ing built on  Mara's land ; a $3,000 warehouse on the  smelter townsite and several other buildings are uuder way despite the lack of  lumber and the bad weather. The repoit  that the C.P.R. shops will be moved in  the spring from Donald to Revelstoke is  well founded, although the local officials  who possess property in Donald very  naturally question the accuracy of tbe  . rumor. The- C.P.R. officials ought to  do the square thing by Donald property  owners and give them a lot in.Revelstoke  frefi, and transportation for their lumber  and effects.  14 IO.' URNS FOR 1897 DP  TOD ATI..  OUR EXrOIlT_D.  Krom Slocan via Knslo  -.,614}  Slocan via Nakusp     842  Kossland viu Mortliport    .183  Tons  3...931  _ ���������..DUCK OK SM-l.TKUS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  239}  Trail Smelter Matte UfwJ  110.i  OJtB   SHIPMENTS.  IteluruN Slut.- Lust ���������������'.<���������_.  VIA   KASLO.  Payne Mine  Pueblo,   Col  250  I_ast Chance         "             17  Whitewater to Everett  32  Kuth to             "                31  1'ambler           "           17  Reco to Denver, Col ';  18  Goodenough       "        42}  Ruth tn Pueblo. Col  SO.  Slocan Boy      " 32  JaRksou            "         16  Ibex and R E Leo to Pueblo  8J  504.J  =    MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter IMattel .'.   301  Hall Mines [Mattel      82  SMELTER  RETURNS.  0    HALL MINES, [Nelson] for week  ending  Feb. 6; treated 910 tons of ore.  MINING TRANFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal turn of $1 is to be understood.  X-laon.  Jan 30-  Lucky Center���������J McLeln and A Gilchrist to  J Darragh.  ' Royal Canadian, Empress of India, City of  Vancouver. Golden "Valley. Iron Monarch���������J  Riley. J Shannon and Wm Riley to J Davies,  joint ownership, Davies to [spend $ 1000 in development.  Young American���������J Einprey to W H Young.  1-5.  Titanic,   Young Grouse, Sulton, Epoch��������� E  Hoel.ee to VV H Young, $350.  Feb 1-  Donegal, Townsend���������P Carr and S Trapp to  F Bosquet. 1.  '  Pearl,- Philadelphia���������F Bosquet, P Carr and  S Trapp to M R McQuarric. J.  Iron Mask���������W Noll to J Caron,..  Ames: j, Ciirland 1, Littlo Peter i, Iron Mask  J���������J Caron to.T J Kickham, f-00.  Hard wick���������W Flannigan to A Hoyt, J.  Ruby, Africa, Independent, McPhee���������W W  Carlisle to C A McAnaley, T W Coleman, R  VV Perdue, F R Thomas and M Heath, 5.  Mc Phee-W W Carlisle to T W Coleman, i,  $500.  Medicine Hat-J Bell to D Wade, 1-5. $50.  Violet, l-!>. Inn 1-9, Monarch 1-16, Tiger 1-16,  Bon it o J,  Gold Bug J���������A Lewin to H Dim man.  King of the West���������M Kealey to H Selous, },  $5.     . h  Kootenay Star. Blenheim. Triumph.Superior,  Lottie-J B Wood to R J Bauer, i, $500.  Fe_2-  EriCr-C P Young to M Schwcig, A.  Warnego, Fredigar. On.egan���������A Y Wi!  M Schwcig, i. ,, .     _,  Warnego. Fredigar, Ogemaw. Kric, Two  Friends���������M Schwcig to G Owen, J,  Leadville���������J Chestnutt to S Boyd, J:  Yale-R D Ingraham to IX R Hcdley, i.  ��������� Dexter���������F J Monroe to G A Eckcrley, A, 8500.  Royal Canadian���������.! Stewart to G Wilson, ������,  $750,  Nevada���������M W Brewster to W Berwick, i,  $250. .  Nako���������T J Rca toJ Stinson, _.  Kitrcl���������T H Rea to J Stinson, i.  Sitting Bull. Bine Jack���������V P Weiscnthal, C  Dempster nnd C J I_tcggatt, Agreement to  form Salmon River Gold Mining Co.  Golden���������Julia Wright to A Cairns and G  Gurd,      - - -   ���������  Little Chieff-H Smith to E F Hutchings.  Feb 3- ......  Wilson to  New Brunswick���������J Henderson to S T Langley J McGreer.  Florence���������K Hutchinson to S T Langley,  Deadwood���������J Henderson to J Mc Grear, _,  Copper Queen���������D A Good to H Xitcngalc, $20  Copper Queen���������H- Nitengaleto W II Latta  and A J William's,  Tennessee���������R J Turnbull to J  T Price and  E M Peters, J, $300.  1 -inter��������� W H Donogh to A Moher, J.  Painter���������A Moher to R R Hcdley, $100.  Pilot Knob, Independence,.Mars���������A Lassey  to V J Lyon, 7-120, $250.  Same���������A Lassey to \V H Hutchinson and P  Paulson, 14-120, $500.  Same���������A Lassey to G N Spangle, 1-10, $250,  Samo���������A Lassey to G W learner. 1-10, $_50.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  -elKon.  Jan 30-  ' Snow Shoe���������J  Milne, on Salmon River, adj  Camille, U mile e from Salmo.  King Soloiniin���������J  Milne, on Salmon River,  onp   mouth   Porcupine   Creek, adj  Spokane  cl.iim.  Feb 1- -  .1 Dawson���������J Dawson, cast fork Salmon River  adj the Henry Hudson.    * .  Feb 2-������  - Cleopatra���������G  L O Thompson,   east,  fork of  Salmon ltiver, J mile from Hen Hassen claim.  .1 G Robertson���������J G Robertson, east, fork of  north fork of Salmon River, adj J Dawson.  1 )aisy Dull���������K T Thompson,west fork of north  fork of Salmon River. ">  Feb 1- '.,'-.-  Never Got Left���������G Hroderiusi R Barron. J G  Williams, 11 ln.from mouth of cast fork of cast  fork of north fork Salmon river.  Latch Key���������E L Steves, west fork of Salmon  river. ��������� '     - " ,  First Trip���������J P Pike,  between Rover creek  and north fork of Salmon river.  Feb 5-  ��������� " ���������  Teddy (frac)���������D McCormiek, in Wild Horse  country, adj Grimes, Blue "Jay, Ben Fi-ankln  and Elizabeth.  NOTICE-  ;��������� Unless taken away in thirty days I will sell  'ali clothes-left with mc for cleaning. All  accounts outstanding unless paid within :mi  days will be placed in an attorney's hands for  .oilcctiiiii. 1 desire to sell oui iriy business, my  house and lot, a" one-third interest in a Toad  Mountain claim, a one-half inter... in a Bi rd  Crock claim.  ANTOINE "MA(/KIN.  Xelson. February 15th.' li.97. (.>!_.')  SITTING  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  X-l-SO.V DIVISION OK WKST KO0TKN'AY DISTKICT.  "VT OTICE is hereby given in accordance with  L^l the statutes, thai Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1S!)7. All of iho  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by mu,  are payable at my ollico at Kaslo, B.C.  Assessed taxes arc collectible at the following  rates, viz :���������  Four-tl fths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not inure than  ten thousand dollars, one aud onc.quartcr of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars aud not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before thc 30th of June 1897:  Thrc.-fif.liH of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land. One  half of one per cent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when thc same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one pe-  cent. Two and one half per cent, on t'lc  assessed value of wild land.  I'rovincial revenue tax 83.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 18i)7. 527  CERTIFICATE ������.   IMP HOY-MEN TS.  MOLLIE GIBSON MINERAL CLAIM.  Situato in tho Nelson' Mining Division of the  District of   West  Kootonny.    Where located:���������On the East slopo and about 2 miles  from the source of Kokanee creek  'PAKE NOTICE lhat I, Charles Moore, "act-  1 ing as agent for Patrick W. George, Fiee  Miners' certificate No. 65805, intend, Sixty days  from the dato hereof, to apply to thc Mining  Recorder for a Cortiflcnto of Improvements,  for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37 must becommenccd before Lhe issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 4th day of December, 1896.  174-5-12-6 CHAS. MOORE, Agent.  CULl'MB-A    AXI>    KOOTENAY    KAILWAY  AND NAVIGATION CO.  NOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that tho plan, profile and book of reference, of a Branch line of  the above railway from its junction near lhe  mouth of-Slocan river and oxtending to tho  south ond of Slocau Lake, within tho limits  of "Slocan City," arc now on fllo in the Land  Registry Office at Victoria.  ��������� J. D. TOWNLEY,  Socretary  Vancouver, B. C, Decombor 24th, 1896.       510  G. J. REINER.  0. F. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  ���������OH mill Wi TIIK HOOK-'ltY,  SPOKA-TB,       -      "WASH.  524  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  IV111 rurclniNC ������r Fiiriii.sh Moiit'j l<> ���������>������;-  vfl������i> 4-oimI I'rop.r.lc*. First -Jlass l.'oii-  iie-lion* In't'iislt'rii Cllles an<l I.oihIoii.  Write us U.l'orc placing y������iir itroprrly  315 4 316  ROOKERY  s_?oiC-_isr*_n,    -    *wash.  fional Naviptioi  al Trate Co;s id,  KOOTENAY LAKE AND KIVER, B.C.  WINTER SERVICE,  1896-7  This Company', new Steamer International leaves Kaslo 7:30 a. rh , for  Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour and Nelson. Returning, leaves Nelson 3:30 p. m.,  on all week days.  JAS. WAUGH,    GEO. F. HAYWARD,  Purser. s\ Master.  J. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B, C. IRON WORKS COMPANY,  SOL-  .-..NIIFM.TIiK-ltS O-Tllt*  Keudull Band Mill,  t'-N-KA-    l'OI.KIIEKS,     K.\������;|,\.  __K-,   liOILKH   "IIAKI.KS,  Wrecking Machiues,  Ballast Unloading, Eto.  AC-Ail'- .<������it  Reeve _ Wood Split Pulleys,  Cable Address:   "Cove"  .iply of En  Hineers'iind Mill Supplies, i-iplng  and Fittings.   Drnss Goods,  Stciun Fitting?, Etc.  - Minnies fer toilers and engine  011 application.  Mail   Orders    Receive        Prompt  Attention.  Telephone U1G.    l'.O. Ilmwer 4 A  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  ^T^___lSrOOU VIE-E?,, _B. O.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company at Vancouver, aud are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (32G)  M   Xonfcon Dill  -Development anb  __6iniitg Company  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,  Biitish 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-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at. t.he office of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  rnwrc ���������������������������__  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Wkst.  Leave COO a.m. ���������  "     8.3fi a; m.  "    9.36 a.m.  - "      9.51 a, in.  "    10.03 a. m.  ���������'    10.18 a. ni.  "    10.30 a. ni.  "    10.39 a.m.  Arc.   10.50 a, m.  -: Going Kast.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  3.15 p.m.  Daily  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Dear Lake '  McGui_an  Bailey's  Junction .."  Sandon Leave  Subject to change without notice.'  For   rates and  information   opp >  Company's oilices.  UOBT. IRVING, R. W. BRYAN,  200   Traillc Manager. Superintendent,  2.15.p.m,  2.00 p.m  1.48 p.m  1.3 p.m  1.21 p.m  1.12 p.m  1.00 p.m  at thc  Notice oi Dissolution of Copartnership.  The partnership heretofore existing between James A. Gilker and Frances B. Wells,  doing a Rent's furnishing business at Revelstoke ahd Nelson, British Columbia, under the  Arm name of Gilker &'AV*clls, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent.  Witnesses: FRANCIS A. WELLS.  It. R. MocH-A-,,.,       J. A. GILKER.  l-OBEI-T A. RE-WICK."    -    -    - 528  Dated, Nelson. British Columbia, Jan. _6th 1897.  Notice of Application for Liquor License,  Take Notice that 30 days after date I intend  to apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  I_ji!ids and Works for a hotel and saloon license  for niv hotel at Salmo, Salmon River, B.C.  GEORGE DAV.  Salmo. Feb. 4th 1897.    . (538)  N'OTICK. The Trail Creek and Columbia  Railway Company will apply lo (lie Parliament of Canada at its next Session, for an  Act authorizing the Company, in "addition to  tlie railway described in the Act 58-.*>lt Victoria,  Chapter 07, to construct a raihvay from the terminus near Trail Creek Mines described iu the  said Act or from'any point on the Columbia  River between the International Boundary and  its junction with the Kootenay River; tlicncc  Westcrlv to a point on Kettle River North of  the International Boundary; and also authorizing the Company to issue bonds not exceeding  tliirtv thousand dollars per mile of. its railway;  and extending the time within which the Company's works may he commenced and completed: and applying the various clauses of the  Companv'.s Act of Incorporation in so far as  thoy are'appiica.lo to thc railway above described: aiul.for other purposes.  HARRY ABBOTT,  JOHN MILNE BROAVNING,   .  WILLIAM KERR1MAN SALSBURY, ,  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B. C, January 10th, 1897.      521  NOTICE.  The British Columbia Southern Raihvay  Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its nexc Session for an Act authorizing  it to issue bonds tothe extent of thirty thousand dollars per mile of its railwayi l.cluding an  extension from its, Kastcrn terminus in an  Kaslerly direction to Macleod, or to a point on  the line of the Calgary and Macleod Railway  and thence Easterly to Lethbridge, and to'  make such agreements for conveying or leas  ing the Company's railway and its rights and  powers as is usually given to raihvay companies  in their Acts of Incorporation, and for other  purposes.  GEMMILL fc MAY,  Solicitors for Applicants.  Ottawa. 20 January, 1897. 535  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  _V_ST*D soo pacific   _r,otj_:__.  Shortest ana Quickest  Pacific Coast ul Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo, New York.  _S.__._?__iS TH*E-.0*W-ST.  _ Greatest Variety of Routes, Bail nil Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at, 9.30 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental tiains at Kevelstoke.  Passengers for points north and south" of Robson will leave on the   9:30 train.  J. "HAMILTON,        . H. K MACDONELL, GEO. McL. BKOWN,  Agent, Nelson,      "Trav.Fr^f. and"Pass^\iil7,"NelsoiT      DistD'asi^'AittTVancouvo  EAST HI WEST  N������&>"*  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.     ,  ���������I Is tli<_ .Mo.st M-<l������.ru In _K.iiiI|)1iiciiI.  II is the Heaviest Sailed Line.  II has a Itock-llall-Kt ICoaillicil.  II Crosses No -unit Uesscrls.  It Is llie Only Line  Kuiuiinx   Luxurious  Hull  H00111 Cars.  II Is Voted for the Courtesy or Its Employes.  It Is lliu Ouly Line Serving Meals  on the  11 la Carlo;.lMnn.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST       SCENERY  IN AMERICA B. DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours dining Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Maguificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  rjlTIjf" A Cars of Bedroom Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  t       ���������     . ���������       ��������� _     f       ���������  A"M"ljl Car of Mattresses and Upholstered  W-W. .-���������*-.. Furniture .  These Goods Will Be Offered at Advantageous Prices  For Cash.    Special Rates to Hofels- m  1. McARTHDR & CO.  LAEGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPIES  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES.  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.  Fresh Goods ���������" .     Great Variety  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or acWlrocs Agents, Iv. jfc S. Ky��������� C. Ik K.  S. Nav. Uo., N. & F. S. Ky., or  -. ������i. l������l.\OX, U-nrral -gent.  $|>okan<Y WhkIi.  -. 1. WIIITSKV, ������;. V. A T. A.,  3nl *' St.  ruiil. Minn.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  :X).  '(LIMITED  TIME CARD No. 10  ��������� it    El.-.,    -lll-i: 8IIl.<:|S9fi.  K-'V-I.S.Ol-.: lUlliTI'-Slt-nivi' -WiiliHs]..  Leaves Arrowhead for Nnltu.p Itobson and  Trail Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays al  7 p. 111.  Leaves Trail for Kobson, Nakusp, Ar o\v  head and Canadian Pacilic Kailway points  .(east and west) Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays at '1.30 p.m. J  Comiectioi) is made at 1 .obsbn with C. & K  Ky. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.   = XOItTIII'0-tT-TltAlI.^I-OliTK ,__  -iciimrr "l.yKoii."  Leaves   Trail    for   Northport Daily except-  Sundays at 8- a. 111., returninn   to Trail same  evening.  Connects at Northport with S.  -*���������_-& N. Hy  for Spokane.  M'i_*������*_*.KA.S|,0 ICOl!..'.���������"(Sir KokniM..."  Leaves   Nelson  for Knslo Daily except. Sun  days at 1:10 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson Daily   except Sun  days at 0:00 a.m.  The right is reserved tociiiuigo this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc:,  apply at Company's  ollice, Nelson. - "       -  T.ALLAN,  " Secretary.  J. W. TKCUP,  Manager  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R-'y.  !r  Notice of-pplicatip_ for Liquor License.  THE  COUNTY -COUKT  - -^V ��������� of Kootenay will he held at Kos-land  on Tuesday, the ICth day of February, 1897  and at Nelson on Monday, the 22nd day of  February, 1897.  T. H. GIFFIN,  Regi-irar of the Court.  Nelson, B. C��������� January 29th. 1897." 53l  rAKE  will  NOTICK that Mrs. M. Kilcllne  apply to the Government Agent  for West Kootenay for a license to sell liquor  by retail at or near Slocan Crossing, where the  Slocan river railroad will join the Columbia  & Kootenay railroad, in said district.  ������������������     MRS. M. KILCLINE.  .Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 16th dar of Jan-  -ry, 1897. (518)  C. F. CLOUGH & CO.  (INCORPORATED.)  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE.  M-MDER SPOKANE STOCK EXCHANGE.  Ilenil Oflice���������Spokane. Wr.H-Insi-on.  Rraiicb Oilices ���������>  Toroulo. Ontario.  \. Montreal, Cauada.  523    Write for onr Weekly Market Report  P..BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We. are prepared to supply consumers -with,  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at rea-.  sonable prices.  Orders by mall to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  The only aU 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 "   KOSSL'D    "    3:25  '"  '���������    7-00 a.m. SPOKANE   ".   7.00 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creelc, connect at Marcus -with Stage  Daily.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijijipic  ICOOIIS    fLA-TEKED   IX   HARD    FIM*H.  XEYVJ/- J-L'-tXI-HED. -3S  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  3. S. &AU1OP, Prop.    PB0HT ST., KASI.O, B 0.  ���������_-.1

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