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 ^,,__^^_-nr-.r^_,r;^r'._rr..r.^_^  ?>~  Whole Numbei. 346.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, April  10, 1897.  Price Five Cents  THE CITIZENS HOLD AN ENORMOUS  MASS MEETING.  The    li'Kl slutiirc   Passes   llie Ksl limit vs.  The  Want  of CoiiHdciiee Motion is  tost.   Tilt llitllwny Policy.  Victoria, April 10���������(Special.)-The estimates were passed by the legislative  assembly last Thursday evening. Tbe  house remained in session until 12:30  Friday morning'  Hume has giveu notice that he will ask  tho government next week ,jvhat steps  have been taken towards the establishment of a land oflice at Nelson.  INDIGNATION  MEETING.  A monster public meeting was held  hero on Thursday evening and the government .was severely censured by the  various speakers for the ridiculous railway policy tbat has-been placed before  , the legislature. Resolutions were passed,  amid great excitement, calling upon tbe  government to aid the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern railway. 1.. 1\ Rithet  was..present and again dangled lhe British Pacific bait before-the audience but  got "called down. .��������� He was roasted,  laughed at and made to fully realize that  'as a railway "promoter he is n dismal  failure. The people ot .Victoria appear  to have. arrived at the conclusion that  Rithet has 'obtained his seat in the  legislative assembly under false pretenses.. His political . star is on the wane.  He is a back number.  THE PEOPLE DISSATISFIED.  There was a red hot conference .yesterday morning between delegates from  Victoria, Vancouver and New Westminster and the Cabinet Ministers regarding  ' ruilway ��������� matters. Alderman Glendenn-  ing of Vancouver chaiged tbe government with playing into the hands of the  "Canadian'Pacific Kailway. The delegates  "' got no satisfaction and had another conference-last "evening"but got little, satisfaction. ������  The citizens of Victoiia will hold auother mass meeting next Tuesday to  consider railway matters'and endeavor  to force the government iuto a more  pi.icticpl and wise policy. .   . :*'���������  General dissatisfaction prevails here  concerning the recent, conduct pf the  government. Victoria and Vancouver  Island will probably return opposition  members at the next election.  ' THE LEGISLATUJ-l.. ���������  Victoria,    April    9.���������The   principal  feature of   the   legislative   proceedings  here during the week was the motion of  want of confidence moved by Semlin in  the budget debate.   When voted on the  motion was lost by -17 to 10.-  During the" budget debate,   Semlin,  ..after the general -attack ou-tbe govern-  ;   ment,, summed up by claiming the government _convicted of extravagance and  favoritism in not carrying out the land  laws, and   moved   a   resolution to   the  effect that the government having made  no diminution iu the. annual deficits and  no satisfactory increase in public works  ��������� appropriations,- hod lost the confidence of-  .  the house.   Hume seconded;the motion,  saying that too much favor had been  shown to Mr. Heiuze, especially in regard to water rights. He spoke strongly in favor of a redistribution-of-seats. .  While debating the budget Stoddart, a  government    supporter    from  Lillooet  district declared tl_a._I-.ootenay.bad been  .  liberally.and fairly treated oy the govern-  . ment.  ..Foster and McPherson urged   an increase of the tax on mines.  Kennedy attacked the government  generally in nn hour's speech, sayiug the  --log scaling act as at present was unsatisfactory and saying the. lumber rebate  should be abolished. ���������  , Kellie took up the subject of the damage to Kevelstoke by the Columbia river  Hoods aud the necessity of dyking (o  save the townsite. He claimed that  Kevelstoke would become the most important city ia the iuterior on nccouut of  its mining resources, aud nsked for more  ' representation in the houses for the  district. He claimed that Kossland and  Trail should have a member. *   <=  Cotton  favored the abolishment of the  "��������� mortgage tax aud wanted theintroduc-  - tion  of   the  Torrens land system.   He  claimed   that  by the loan  conversion of  _ 1877-87 the province bad lost S120.000.  - Hume is doing his utmost to obtain an  appropriation for a trail from Brandon  to the head waters of Lemon creek but  is meeting with opposition from the gov1  eminent.'  When the debate closed on Wednesday  the house went into committee of supply.  Probably :i" Uiaiuoiul.  "There is great excitement at Kamloops over the discovery of what is  supposed to .be a diamond. It lias  every ��������� appearance of. being one," and  has been sent to Victoria for further  examination. It was found, we understand, near Richie Macdonald's ranch  on Nicola road, .  TRAINS BLOCKADED.  Mud Slides on the C. P. It. und the Corbin  System Cnii.se Annoying Delajs.  During the past week the trains running  to and from Nelson have been very irregular on account of land slides. Along  the line of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway large slides occurred at Beaver  Canyon, Seven Devils and Red Mountain  and .on Tuesday no train was run at all.  On Monday and Wednesday trains were  run from Spokane as far north as North-  port but did not come   through  until  Thursday and Friday. Lnst night a large  tree across the track about three or fuur  miles from Nelson, caused & delay and  the train did uot reiioh the c'ty until  early this morning. . The difficulties  with which the road has had to contend  have been great, but every precaution  wns taken for the safety pf the passengers.  The mail service has been interrupted  repeatedly, but the trains are now running on good time and the road today is  reported clear.  Some serious slides have occurred ou  the C.P.R. main line, and traioa hove  been blocked for twenty-four hours at a  time and the service has been much  interrupted. Steamers on the Columbia  river and the Arrow lakes are not running on schedule time as a result of the  blockade. It is thought that all difficulties will be overcome in a few days.  EIGHT FEET OF ORE.  An  Unexpected   Discovery Mnile on   the  Sliver Cup Mine.  Development work is being very vigorously prosecuted on the Silver Cup mine  in the Trout lake.district. During the  last few days a vein eight feet wide has  been exposed, showing solid galena of  a fair grade for a considerable width,  and the balance of the space between  walls contains concentrating ore. The  find was- unexpected as the crosscut  tunnel in which the discovery was made  has yet to be run u distance of sixty feet  before the main ledge is tapped.  Properties adjoining the Silver Cup  are also being developed with more or  less success. \.  The Trout lake district is receiving  attention from eastern capitalists and  the coming . summer will -witness an era  of greater activity than was ever;before  kuown in the camp.  FROM  OTTAWA.  An  Alien  Labor   Bill  Similiar   to  that of the U.S. Introduced in  ."  ��������� " '   the House.   .  Ottawa, April 9.���������[Special]���������Mr,  Cowao, of Windsor, moved in the House  of Commons, the second reading ot bis  bill to restrict the importation or employment of aliens. It is on all fours  with the United States alien labor act.  Mr. Cowan made a very strong speech in  support of the bill. He declared that he  was in favor of retaliation and that he  was a believer in the free und unrestricted market for the workingmen, bnt that  Canadians were snbjeoted to such outrageous treatment at the hands of the  United States officials and no free people  could submit to it without hitting back  even if they were charged with retaliation.  Premier Laurier, in supporting the  alien labor bill, said that a bill would be  framed the same as the existing legislation in the United State* It would be  word for word with the American low.  It wouid only. come into force by proclamation. He moved the Cowan bill be  referred to a committee. His motion* was  carried. .���������������������������'"._  The bill was warmly supported by a  number of other members.  Maxwell, M.P. for Vancouver, has  presented a largely signed petition from  his constituents asking for a $500 tax on  Chinese-immigrants. __.__:���������_,_-_-���������___.  CROW'S NEST SURVEY.  Engineer*   nre   In   thc   Field    Working  Westward From  lethbrlilge.  J. H. N. Macleod, civil engineer for  the Canadian Pacific- railway, has  charge of a large and thoroughly  equipped survey party which is locating the line of the Crow's Nest Pass  road westward from Lethbridge, The  party -will remain in the field untif all  necessary work is completed and will  cross the Rocky mountains into East  Kootenay as soon as. the- snow and  weather permit. They will probably  continue their operations as far as the  Perry survey, .whicli extends from  Nelson to a point where Kootenay  river empties into Kootenay lake. -  AVork on the survey at this end of  the line will be finished in a few'da vs.  The Commander-Gertrude Options.  -��������� The. time has-been extended on the  option which the Gunnes-Meainc syndicate holds on the commander mine  and ifc is said that the sale /will probably go through before the end of the  present month. *   .  A.s the option held by the same syndicate on the Gertrude, another Ross-,  land property only expired yesterday  lt is impossible to learn if a sale has  been accomplished.  Tronbte at Gout Blver,  A dispatch to tbe Mineb from Goat  river states that there is still from twelve  to eighteen inches of s"bow in' the valley.  Settlers are fearing serious floods and are  making preparations for high water.  The Indians south of the international boundary line are causing settlers  much trouble in the vicinity of Port Hill,  Idaho. Residents on this side of the line  are particularly desirous that they shall  be made to stay.upon their reservation.  Admiration for Henuworlli.  A number of kindly disposed person;  residing at Kamloops have subscribed  $72.50 as a slight token ot their admiration of the heroic action of Jim Hems-  worth.  He did not loose his arm and hag fully  recovered from his injuries. He is at  present employed at a mine in the Salmon river district. Although the money  was sent to Rossland, it has been returned to the Kamloops subscribers.  THE CITY ELECTION.  TURNER'S   ELECTION   IS . NOW  A  CERTAINTY.  The Electors are   Only   Waiting  for   nn  Opportunity  to  vote hliu Inlo Ibe  Mayor's   Chair   by  an Overwhelming Majority.  The Houstonites are driven to desperation by the way Mr. Turner's popularity  is increasing. They have tried to stem  the tide and hold their little band of  supporters but have failed to do so.  The Houston cause has suffered seriously ever since the caucus was held  that nominated the gentlemen who are  candidates for aldermen on the Houston  ticket.,, Houston is supposed to have  completely controlled the meeting and  practically dictated the ticket. As a  consequence, men who felt they had a  right to be nominated were turned down,  after being given to understand that  they would stand some show. They are  tired of being bossed and will assert their  independence by voting for Turner.  There is a very serious suspicion tbat  Tammany Hall tricks have been adopted  by the Houstonites to make up for tbe  loss thus sustained. Next Monday  morning at 11 o'clock Mr. Justice McColl  of the supreme court of British Columbia  will have, twelve men appear before him  to show cause why their name should  not be stricken from the voters list now  in the. hands ,of the Returning Officer.  Mr. M. Tebo, who is the complainant iu  the case, asks that the "names be taken  from the. list, for the reason thot some ore  not British subjects and that the others  are not residents within the corporate  limits of the city..  The names of the twelve men in question ore Supposed to have been placed on  the. voterslist through the efforts of Mr.  Houston's friends. From now until  elec Mon day_ a thorough investigation  will be made for .the purpose of preventing voting by those who are not British  citizens or who do not reside within the  city, limits.  Daring the week, Mr: Turners'* supporters hove worked industriously on his  behalf and nearly every "night the committee . rooms over the Bank' of British  Columbia hove been* crowded with enthusiastic oitisens whonre pledged to vote  for tbe Turner ticket:'"An important  meeting will be held at the committee  rooms tonight. -  ,. The Fire hall has been engaged by the  supporters of Mr. Turner for next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Tuesday  evening will be devoted to a mass meeting and every one is invited to attend.  Mr. Houston and his supporters are  particularly requested not to be absent.  \       THE   NOMINEES.  The Retaining 0Meer OMIcinlly  llcelnres  the Names of the Cundldulci..  On Thursday, April 8,* the nominations  for the offices of mayor - and aldermen  were announced in the court house by  returning offioer, Mr. C. St. 'Barbe and  a large number of people were, there to  hear them. "At 2 p. m. promptly the returning officer stated that the nominations were closed and named the following gentlemn as the nominees at the  election which is to take place next  Thursday, April 15:^  FOB MAYOR.  Houston, John, nominated by W. C.  McLean and Colin C. Brown.  Turner, John Anthony, nominated by  C. W. West and P. J; Russell.  ALDERMEN.  Arthur, Edward Charles, nominated by  W. H. Graham and G. AV. Steele.  Buchanan, Angus Charles, nominated  by Robert R. lied ley and Geo. A. Hunter.  Dow, Alexander, nominated by John  Houston and Edward Chesley.  Farley, Franklin Jefferson, nominated  by Richard W. Day und John Guru.  Fletcher, Frank, nominated by Arthur  E. Hodgins and Gilbert Stanley.  Gilker, James Arthur, -nominated by  Robert A. Ren wick and D. A. McBeath,  Hillyer, Charles, nominated by A. H.  Clements and Jacob Dover.  Malone, John. J., nominated bv Jas.  McPhee and T. G. Roy.  Russell, Patrick Joseph, nominated by  Geo. DeMaine and Alex. Allan.  Teetzel, William Franklin, nominated  by Fred Irvine and A. H. Kelly.  Traves, Edmund Cornelius, nominated  by P. J. Russell and Geo. A. B. Hall. .  West, Charles William, nominated by  Edward H. H. Applewhaite and G. W.  Steele.* _���������*-.*  When the names had been read, Mr.  St. Barbe proclaimed that the election  would be held in that room on tne loth  day ot April fiom 10 o'clock a. m. until 4  o'clock p. m. and adjourned tbe election  until that date.  A STREET FI3HT.  John Houston Strikes a Turner Supporter  - a Blow in the Fuee.  On Thursday morning, while M. Tebo  was standing on the sidewalk in front of  the Madden House, he was accosted by  John Houston, candidate for mayor of  Nelson, and after a short conversation  Houston deliberately struck Tebo in the  face.  He has been summoned and will  appear early next week to answer to the  charge of assault.  Tebo is a sapoorter of Mr. Turner and  is taking an active interest in the election.  He claims to have discovered that  Thomas L. Davis,, who is said to be also  a supporter of Mr. Turner, had made  a declaration in order to qualify as  a voter. The declaration was made more  than a week ago but until last Thursday  liis name did not appear upon the Returning Officer's list. On Weduesdoy  evening the matter was discussed at a  committee meeting of Mr. Turner's  friends and it is supposed that the Houstonites were shortly afterwards informed  of the fact. As a result, Davis' name was  hurriedly placed on the list by those who  had the declaration pigeon-holed.  It was this matter that caused the  trouble between Houston and Tebo.  Houston denied that he was in any way  instrumental in keeping Davis' name  from the list. Tebo claims that he. had  never accussed Houston of any complicity any more than he had anyone  else. He simply stated a fact concerning the miserable tactics adopted by the,  Houston party. /  The offense that Houston is charged  with is a very serious one, and as he is  kuown to have assaulted people on previous occasions it may go hard with him.  Tebo asserts that the attack was entirely uncalled for. ;'  The public view the matter as a most  deplorable incident and it is said that  Mr. Houston's conduct will loose him/ a  number of votes. /  The Slocan City Townsite Trouble.  From an authentic source it is  learned that the difficulties over the  ownership of the Slocan Citv townsite  will shortly be satisfactorily settled  out of court. As the 'case stands,  Hoffman and Delaney, who own three-  sixteenths of the property in question  have obtained a temporary injunction  from County Court Judge Forin,' restraining F. F. Fletcher,who is trustee  for all interested parties, from selling  any lots until the matter is settled; by  the superior courts. I  THE SLOCAN   MINES;  Snow Slides  Have  Been  Frequent  Lately, and tlie Railways  are Blocked.  FOR A LABGE SMELTER AT FIVE  MILE POINT.  Sandon, April 9.���������(Special.)���������There  have been more snow slides in the  vicinity of Sandon during the last ten  days than were ever known before  and they have occurred at places that  were.* previously supposed to be free  from them. The avalanches have  seriously impared transportation, especially over the Kaslo and Slocan  railway, which line'has been blocked  since last Friday. A bridge on the  brack.west.of McGuigan- siding which  'hsisT'lieeh'"broken by falling snow 'was  nearly repaired last Tuesday night  when another slide came down, buiy-  ing the work that had been done. This  i.s the thirteenth time this slide has  come down within five days. J  Williams and An nance are grading  their lot's opposite the post office,- preparatory to putting up ii new block.  Three men, while shoveling snow,  were carried clown in a slide on the  Alamo wagon road, Phil Hicky narrowly escaping.  Two claims on Cody Creek called the  Glen and Liberal have recently been  bought by an English syndicate.  Moore has commenced work again on  the Purcell claim which adjoins the  Goodenough and Grey Copper.  ~The���������Wisconsin-and""Nellic_B""~two"  claims below the Grey Copper have  recently been stocked.  Ed. Ward has -just finished his contract on the Pirate adjoining thc  Chambers group. The claim islooking  well and good assays are obtained  from the ore.  The water supply for the Slocan  Star concentrator is "rapidly rising.  The company will soon be able to dispense with its steam power.  The Robin, a claim near the Alpha,  on Four Mile creek, has recently been  bonded to Calgary people for a neat  sum.    .  A sawmill will probably be erected  at the Ruth mine i'or the purpose of  cutting niining timber.  E. T. Fletcher, post office inspector,  was in Sandon this weeknnd authorized the opening up of a money order  otlice. ���������      "  Dr. P. II. Power has moved into his  new offices in the Grimnictt block.  ���������I.' M. Harris is contemplating improving the town water system by  taking more water out of Sandon  creek.  A snow slide a few days ago scared  the inhabitants of the lower end of tho  town. -      .      ���������  As soon as snow is sufficiently off,  the present sleigh road to tho Payne  mine will be converted into a wagon  road.  The Sapphire is shipping a car load  of ore this week.  Tho R. E. Lee is shipping steadily.  There is a nice showing of grey copper in thc face of. the main tunnel.  Jas. McDonell passed through here  en route to New Denver last Tuesday  in company with Dan McGillvray.  A. E. Torelle of Rossland. representing mining capitalists, is in the city.  /  The Perry Itsiuch Selected as the Location  ror llcdnction Works lo be llullt  ,, in the Near Future.  Four weeks ago, The Miner informed  itsreaders that arrangements were being  made for the construction of a smelter in  the vicinity of Nelson that would have  sufficient capacity to treat the entire ore  output of Kootenay. The plans for its  establishment have beeu rapidly progressing since thea aud there is good reason  to believe that ground will be broken  for the foundation of the plant iu the  near future.  For some cause that cannot be exactly  ascertained, the projectors of the smelter  have not negotiated with the owners of  the "Bogustown" tract where it was at  first supposed the plant would ba built.  They have selected a site at a greater  distance from Nelson. The Perry ranch  at Five Mile point is considered a suitable location, nud it is said that arrangements have been made with the owner of  the land for the purchase of that portion  of the tract nearest the lake shore.  For several days past a- provincial laud  surveyor, who' resides in Nelson, has  been making surveys for representatives  of the smelter company. He finished the  field work yesterday and is now engaged  preparing the plans.  There are conflicting rumors as to who  ore behind the scheme.' One report is to  the effect that a strong company of Canadian and English capitalists are furnishing the money, and another that the  Kansas City Smelting and Refining company will expend $250,000 on the construction of the smelter before next winter. It is known that the last mentioned  company has practically decided to* erect  a smelter in Kootemiy and that, for some  time past, has had representatives looking, the district over with a view to selecting a favorable loca'ion. .  As a site for a smelter", the Perry ranch,  offers many advantages. With the completion of the Crow's Nest Pass road and  the Slocan river branch of the C. V. R.  system, it will be directly connected by  rail with all the important mining camps  in West and East Kootenay, besides hav-  ing the advantages of the water system  afforded by Kootenay lake and its navigable tributaries, .and the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway.   .       ���������  A   GOOD  SHOWING.  LOCAL   POLICE   COURT-  Two Months Imprisonment Tor Itrmik and  I>i-orderly <c>ii<Iu_l.  Alexander Stewart appeared before  Magistrate Selous on Monday to  answer to a charge "of being drunk and  disorderly and usingobscene language.  He was found guilty and sentenced to  two months at hard labor at Kamloops. <>  On Thursday. Andy Horsina was ar-'  rested for being drunk and disoi .lerly.  Yesterday be was fined $2 and costs.  nig Ketnrns   nt   the  Customs  House  for  the Pnst Month.  The returns of the customs house for  the month of March show that the ore  and matte exported was worth 8077,631,  as against $247,656 a year ago. -For the  month of February the value of the same  class of prodnct was 8562,853. ���������=  The imports were:  Dutiable ' '". $111,456 00  Free: .'     28,652 00  Total imports .5140,108. 00  Duty collected...."      31,971 47  Other revenues -~~       89 18  Total revenue  .'8 32.0GO 65  Gold dust.    Ore ,S258,77!) 00  Matte  416,727 OO  Total, mine 8675.506 00  Auimals..-.       '1,894 00  Manufactures        5,255 00  Miscellaneous.  :  "   Total $685,655 00  Tbe.duty collected was as follows:  Rossland  8 11,057 22  Trail ; -    10,261 80  Knslo       6,061 56  Nelsou : 3,710 94  Waneta        ��������� 839 95  Rykert's , 40 00  Total - $ 31,971 47  The. ore exported  weighed 5,084 tons  snd the matte 738 tons.  For the month ot March, 1896, the im-  ports"\.mouuted to $43,446 and   the duty  collected to 813,256; - Tbe exports for  the same month were S247.656.  ARRESTED IN THE TRAIN.'    .  A .Sandon Man Charged Willi   -tolling .41.  Tenni mhi. "  Last Monday, on a telegram from Sandon, J. C. Squire, formerly of Spokane,  was arrested on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard train while en route for Spokane.  Squire is charged with complicity in  robbing Al. Teunison, recently of Nelson,  ot $330. Tbe prisoner wiis taken to  Sandon on Wednesday for a preliminary  hearing. It appears that Tennison had  been celebrating in the sunless city and  while in a semi comatose condition was  relieved of the amount stated.  East K(xilcn:i.v Sales.  The sales of Eaat Kootenay mining  claims now amount to some 8600,000 "as  far as it is now known, though a number of claims have been sold at unknown  figures, so it is hard to estimate the true  value of the sales; probably the actual  cash value is considerably higher than  stated.above. The following gives a few  of the claims disposed of, viz.:  Hope, $2,000, half interest; 'Shvlock  and Hamlet II, 830,000, three-quarter interest; "Waterfall, S75. quarter interest;  Alberta No. 2, S230; St. Eugne, Peter  and Loretta, 812,000. half interest; Snow  Shoe, Hoo Doo, Dandv and Sour Dough,  S30.000; Gem No. l.Sl'X). quarter interest; Alberta No. 2, 8115, half interest;  Shakespeare and Dandy, 86,900; Dardanelles, $6,900: Elkhom and Pearl,  $6,000; Quarnterll, Utopia and Stonewall Jackson, $6,000; Vermont group,  $500; Big Horn and Little Horn, $30,000;  French group, 8303, half interest;  Banker, Cashier, Teller and Apex, $600,  eighth interest; Stoney and Gem, 825,000;  Alberta, $10,000; Old Bailey, $200, half  interest; Alaoda, $300; Gold Crown and  Buck Horn. $200, quarter interest;  Homestake, $600, third interest; Eureka  group. $8,000; Miget, $2,000; Mammoth  and Wassa, $15,000; Gold Crown, Buck  Horn and Big Horn, $200, third interest;  Del Norte, Great Northern and Fred Dubois, $35,000.  THREE MEN KILLED.  A SnovrNliilc  In the Slocan  Conies   Mown  With Fatal Hesulls.  Clark Bebee, Charles Phillips and  Alexander Sanfield, while working ou  the tramway of Slocan Milling Company  about a mile below Three Forks, wero  killed by a snow slide last Sunday.   .  About four o'clock in the afternoon, a  snowslide occurred. The men saw it  coming in their direction and/sought  refuge in the shed that covers the tramway. "The snow struck the shed, and  completely demolished it, instantly  killing the three men.  Superintendent Hickey of the Slocan  Mill company was with the unfortunate  men when the slide started but succeeded in climbing to a point of safty.  As soon as possible, a large force of  men commenced shoveling away the  snow and after four hours labor recovered the bodies. The three victims were  young men, and with the' exception of  Phillips were unmarried. Phillips was  married three weeks ago. . His wife - resides at Kaslo.    local news;  The Happenings of the Week   in  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  Charles and Louis Cole miraculously  escaped from a snowslide on the south  fork cf Kaslo creek last Sunday.  J. Johnson has received his crown  grant for the Vcnetia Boy, adjoining the  Hidden Treasure on Toad mountain.  Kossland, Kaslo and Sandon will form  a base ball league.* A meeting of those  interested will be held at Kaslo next  Tuesday. B ������������������  The- Arcadia theatre, Spokane, was  completely destroyed by fire last Wednesday night. John* Considine, owner  of the place has lost at least $2,300.  Considerable development'work'is' being done on prospects in the north fork  of Salmon river district. . Ore "of-good  quality and quantity is being uncovered.  The bank of Montreal is receiving  subscriptions to defray tho expenses of  the Canadian Jubilee regiment to London  to participate in the jubilee of June 22.  Development work is being done on  the Tamarack mine, Wild Horse creek,  with very satisfactory, results. The  main shaft is down 45 feet and is in high  grade ore.  G. Findlay, superintendent of the  Parker group on Bear creek ' for the  Dundee mining company states' that the  main shaft is down 100, feet and that  recent assays show $22 in gold and a few  ounces in silver. At preset..., eight men  "are working on two shifts.      "���������" ��������� ���������-"���������"*"  Last Sunday eveuing the cannon-ball  express train from Kobson to Nelson was  delayed three hours- by a mass of rock  which had fallen from the bluff in the  vicinity of the ship yards, about one and  one-half miles from the Nelson depot.  The front trucks., of the' engine were  derailed but no passengers were injured  nor serious damage done. -    -  THE SULLIVAN GROUP.  Fast  ������e-  _____ooK.ua)-    Properties   lo   He  veloped  liy'ie Hoi Men.  Tlie Sullivan group situated 20 miles  from Fort Steele and two miles fronftlie  famous North Star mine, iii East Kootenay, has been purchased by n number  of the members of the Le Roi compauy.  At a meeting pf the stock holders nt  Spokane the following officers were appointed: President aud manager, W.  Reclpath; vice-president, R. IJ. Blake;  secretary, J. M. Armstrong; treasurer, F.  P. Hogan.  -The claims to be operated by the company are tbe Hamlet, Sbylock and Hope,  and as soon as the weather permits machinery will be sent in and a force of  men set to work developing the claim.  The surface shows remarkable crop-  pings, being from 15 to 25 feet of solid  galena ore. Assays run from 820 to $60  per ton. At oue point.a butto of rock  standing about twenty feet above the  surface consists of concentrating' ore.  The sizeof the deposit is three hundred  feet loug by one hundred and fifty feet  wide. The Crow's Nest road is expected  to run within ten miles of the mine. The  property will be extensively developed  during the coming summer.  PLACER AT SALMO.  Uecent Discoveries   Prove   that  pay dirt  Exist!* In the Townsite.  The placer excitement at Salmo has  been revived and according to the reports  recent development show tbat considerable gold exists there in paying quantities. A letter w,*is received in Nelson  yesterday from what is considered to be  an authentic source, confirming these  reports. A gentlemen who arrived from  there yesterday states that he saw two  or three small nuggets and over three  hundred colors from a Biugle panful of  dirt. Ground that was staked during  the first excitement and not recorded, is  j now being*' restaked and a number of  ; people say they are going to see what is  at the bottom ot the claims. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY   APRIL.io, 1897.  "She JBincr.  THE MINER is printed ou Saturdays ami  will be mailed lo .my address in Canada ot  the Uni'edState* foi oneyear on receiptoj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale oj ij cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and so cents per I ine foi  each iitbsejitent insertion. Advertisement*  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and ad-  dress\ of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjailh.  PRINTING turned out in firs.-rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDRESS  TH.___MlNERPRINTI_-___-������'U_.LISHINGCO  NELSON.    B.C.  ____  *  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVEB"  (418)   All of which are First Class Foot Worn-.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brelhern invited.  SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1897.  MA YORALTY  The    people   of  CANDIDATES.  this   city   want   a  mayor who is for Nelson first, last and  all the time, and, consequently, are  not likely to vote for Mr. John Huston.  There is ageneral belief in the minds  of the electors that finds frequent expression on the street corners to the  effect that Mr. Houston decided to sell  . all his business interests here and go  elsewhere shortly after his failure last  .Tune to be elected a school trustee.  He either realized that any attempt  on his part to boss the town would not  be tolerated by the people, or he had  lost all faith in Nelson as a center of  business'prosperity. If the former, he  judged the people correctly; if the  latter, he certainly has no right to be  elected on next Thursday.  It is said by Mr. Houston's friends  that he would not have declared hiin-.  self a candidate for the office of mayor  if Mr. Turner had acquiesced sooner to  the desires of the public. This may  reasonably be believed. No one supposes tliat Mr. Houston would have  made his wild dash for the mayoralty  if he had known that Mr. Turner  would be opposed to him. His determination to remain in the field is little  short of astonishing and will only result in another humiliating defeat.    A  Nelson was I'oP Lhe most part little  better than a living cemetery. Other  towns in tho district with  no more resources and less  opportunities to do business with the  surrounding country, havo thrived to  a much greater extent. It is now  high time to give business men with  sound business principles an opportunity to advance the city's interests.  Nelson's future is brighter than thai  of any other center of population in  Kootenay. Her prospects can be best  fostered anil advanced by the election  ol* a mayor and a board of aldermen  who are capable and successful business men, If this is done, every resident iu Nelson will share iu the benefits. Vote for Turner and his fellow  candidates and you will he voting for  your own interests.  Rossland bus elected a council of  business men. Nelson must do the  same if she desires to maintain a commercial supremacy in Kootenay. The  success of Robert Scott should be followed by the success of John A. Turner.  If Mr. Turner is elected he will assume his duties without having made  any reckless pledges. Can Mr. Houston  say as much for himself? Mr. Turner  would rather suffer defeat than promise that which would be detrimental  to the best interests of Nelson. Nor  would he make promises that could  not be fulfilled.  The general public, and consequently  the -friends of Mr. Turner, greatly  deplore the fact that Mr. Houston's  supporters have sunk the interest in  the election to such a low level. The  Houstonites should know that personal  abuse is no argument. Because some  electors have not resided in Nelson as  long- as Mr. Houston has is a poor excuse for denouncing them as "Jews  from the East."  The friends of Mr. Houston still  argue that it would be safe to elect  their boss as mayor if a board of aldermen . is chosen who will prevent him  from introducing a reckless financiil  policy. Why not elect Turner and so  obviate the necessity of any such precaution?  So far as is known, the most rabid  Houstonite has no reflection to cast  upon the integrity and capabilities of  Mr. Turner. * If they really wish to  assist their boss they should cease  making excuses for him.  are charged with the responsibility of  protecting the public and advancing  the prosperity of the country, not one  has brains or courage enough to offer  a word of protest.  ORGANIZATION OF  THE OPPOSITION.  The Victoria Times lias folio .vcd-lhc  suggestions of the Minkk concerning  the thorough organization into a solid  and properly directed Opposit'on of  all the factions in Provincial politics  that dill'er from t ho policy of tbo government party. The Times acknowledges that the followers of Mr. Semlin have never eniiiiuciated tlieir  principlesand presented their platform,  so that a complete and triumphant  stand may be taken at the next  election. The tenor of the editorial is  to the effect that the leader of the  present Opposition should'summon a  caucus ' of his supporters before the  close of the session and at such a  meeting proposes that .arrangements  be made for a, large and representative  convention be held in the near future.  Tine Mixisit repeats its proposal that  the Oppositionists could not do better  than hold their convention at Nelson.  THE PREMIER'S  FINANCIAL POLICY.  As minister of finance, Premier  Turner endeavored last *,>veek to  present an array of figures showing  that the government has pursued a  sound financial policy. It remained  for Mr. Sword to prove how false the  attempt was and how wrong the  system is. He has demonstrated that,  so far as the conversion had already  gone, the calculations showed that, on  the 1877 conversion, the country was  already $31,10.) behind; on the 1887,  $28,542; the dii'ect expenditure on conversion was $15,496.  ������������������> While the government may plead  that they were inc.tpable of foreseeing  that their conversion scheme would  result thus, there.is another matter hi  careful house-to-house canvas has revealed the fact that Mr. Turner will  undoubtedly be elected.  Mr. Houston is daily losing votes because of his free expression of illiberal  opinions. The estimable citizens who  . are as yet undecided' in their  opinions as to whether ho or Mr. Turner would be best fitted to be mayor  are to be. commended, for tho careful  estimate tbey choose to make before  casting their ballots. Because they did  not sign Mr.  Houston's requisition  is  - no criterion that-' they should be  abused'. So far as Mr. Turner is concerned, he recognizes that it is the  duty of every elector .Lo judge the  qualifications of the respective candidates with the greatest caution. He  has absolutely nothing to lose by any  such comparison.  The friends of Mr. Houston parade  with great pride Lhe assertion that  they have secured the "hobo" vote.  The '-public are at a loss to correctly  understand to which class of Lhe  electors such an expression applies,  Tbe word "hobo"-is a vulgar synonym  for vagrant or tramp and has no bearing upon the^residents of Nelson. The  honest laboring men whose votes vvill  count for as much as those of the  largest' property owners may feel that  the disparaging * epithet applies to  - theni. If they do, there remedy is at  . the polls. They jwill place a cross  against John A. Turner's name.  According to Lhe only argument sot  up by the Tribune, - Mr. - "Houston  should be elected because he has resided in Nelson longer than Mr. Turner.  In every other respect the Tribune  considers Mr. Turner is as good acan-  . didate for mayor as could possibly be  found.   The   Tribune does not   even  . deny that Mr, Tui'ner is infinitely the  - superior of the two.  John Houston has had his own way  for the past six years in Nelson in  most matters of a public nature. Since  he sold the Tribune, property within  the city limits has risen in value nearly  25 per cent.     Previous to that time  which they might have guarded the  public interests better than they have  done, and in which they cannot  be excused. Hy cashing all the  loans made, they'"have" had tb remit  semi-annually out of the proceeds of  these loans sinking fund payments.  The trustees of these funds have had  to invest them in B.C. inscribed stock  so that the accounts show that the  stock, which had realized to the Province littlo 'more than 83, was bought  by the trustees at 91, and stock which  realized about 91 was bought back at  102." The Finance Minister, 'appears  scarcely to realize that the loss tints  sustained was Sj>3!|,500, and that all  this might have been saved hy the  government retaining a sufficient  amount of inscribed stock- to be eventually handed over to the trustees as  payments became due. There might  also havo been saved about $0,000,  which appears in the account's as  expenses for remitting.  >  The Turner government appears to  have bought the wavering allegiance  of Mr. It. P. Rithet, M.P.P., at the  ruinous rate of $4,000 per mile.  Candidates Cards.  I������:ij ol' l.li.clioii April I..II1  For Mayor,  of Nelson  Vote for  JOHN A. TURNER.  Your vote  and  influence are  requested for  E. C. TRAVES  as an  Alderman  for the  city  ���������   of Nelson.  Your vote and influence are respectfully requested for  P. J. RUSSELL  as  an Alderman for   the city  of Nelson.  I'ltOFI'SSlOXAl   4.AKDS.  It.   HAKRISO:.. .BARRISTER,   NO-  tury Public, Slocan Cit}'.=       ...     lok   .  ML. Gl-IMMETT. Lh. ������., BARKTSTRR,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary Public, .Ktc.; Sandon  u. c. '.    (i:u)  ('***. KO.A.U. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND PUIl-  "X kcoii.   Ollice,  lliikcr slriict, 'I doors west  of |>o-.u'llcc, up rituirs. (.371)  ASSAYING.      UOMIIINrS&   LANG.     AS-  divers   to   War Kajdu   anil   Associated  Companies, Russian.1 . (;(o4)  SNOIi-.IAN.__ CO.. AIIN'I.VG AND STOCK  . limkurs. Hold Spokane. Spokane. Wash.  'I'elelilior.e (H7. [105]  MAHON, McKARL.VM) & MAHON. 1/1*11.,  jMinl-iB anil Share Brokers, Vancouver,  II. (J.   .Members Stock Exchange. :tw  17.    Jl. SAN1)II-A.\'I.S, _'_.Ni.l...l, AGI-NT  JjJ_    I'Mro   Insurance   anil    Minim;   Broker,  Sandon, 11. ('. M)  SII-UALD AND PHASIC, GENERAL  Commission and Fowiirding Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  ltevolsloko Station. ^     (302)  LION EL C. BARF-*", Mining Broker of thc  Victoria Slock Exchange ot Hritisli Columbia, I A. l.bty. Ollice, 32 l-__nglcy street,  Victoria, li. C 374  FS. ANDREWS, NOTARY PUBLIC,  ��������� Conveyancer," etc. Sole Agent for the  C'anadiun Fire Insurance Co. Heal Estate and  Alining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.   _/ (Mi)    , ���������  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B. 0: (Member of the  13. C. S'ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  MIH--.-. -..-KYI'S.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  __sr_E_i_iSO-Kr, b. c.    [3__5]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  l-.tUiK-k.-CE and ��������� ��������� ���������  COHMI8SIOX A__E_.T.  VICTORIA ST.,  yM  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SLOAN,  __-_CI_tSriN*G-    __-_.C3-_B.N-T  .-on. River, Hack Creek, Suiter District  ami Summit Creek properties 11 specialty.  Property ou line of Crow'* Nest Pass Bull,  rcmrt, located on Gont Kiver, on lint.  1'orrcsponUencc Solicited..  KOOTKNAY.   RIVCA, ���������. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL. IDAHO.  _7J-5-12-_  Vote for  F. J. FARLEY  For Alderman.  Vote for  0. W. WEST  For Alderman.  Vote for  A. 0., BUCHANAN..  For Alderman.  Vote for  E. 0. AKTHITR  .. For Alderman.  PUBLIC MEETING!  VV. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Venn* Experience lu Miuing. Ex per.  lenced Prospectors Furnished* on ' Short  Notice,   nines Experted and Reported ������������������������.  linker Street. Opp. V. ������t K- 1<anrt Office  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-- ���������--,-���������'.:      . >���������  Joseph A-  LUMBER!  SayWard  LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of  Rough   and  Dressed  Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  'm~���������PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B. C.  SUl  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    /Yl|aQn    fA1,    fUr/h!  Spring Goods just received        Vll*Gd|J    1UI     VdMl.  AVE HAVE A FULL  LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices.  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584/ NELSON, B. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  _E3I __������_. _R ID "W .A. _R _E  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.:   Prices  Furnished on Application. (402)  GIVE US A CALL. PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.   21. B_A_____:___3_R   STBEET.  O-LsT YESU^lsTlD  -A FULL-  And Complete Stock of  Q--_ROO__E__R-i:_ES  Everything of the Highest Quality and Prices Right.  Q. J. REINER.  J. F. RCDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  ���������tin mid 80* THI. KOI������KKRV,  SPOKANE,     ���������   .  ���������WASH*:.  52_  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  ���������-Will "Pare liii*corl'������riil������_ii-ll-tM-'_'-*������~I������������!-"  vt'lop  .'(mmI  rr������|ierlk'K.   _Klr������t  .;|hs������ C'ou-  n������clioiis in Eni-tcrn Cities and lo������.l������_������-  Write us before placing your properly  315 A 316 ROOKERY  s__?b-___:-A._tsr__i!3    -    *w-_a._3-E_c.  '-������������������    ..25    -  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. 6. Box 47 . Telephone'No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork- &  ANOTHER   MONOPOLY.   .  The; ineompentency and rottenness  of the political party which "controls  the. atfiiii's of British Columbia have  become so notorious that attempts, no  matter how bold and ansci .ipulous, by  speculators, to obtain and monopolize  valuable public concessions from the  pxisting.legislature arc not to be wondered at. lJ  o     ������������������  Thc latest scheme to hamper individual enterprise is an attempt by  three individuals to obtain the passage  of an act giving practically exclusive,  privileges to supply power, lipht, heat,  compressed air and electricity tb the  inhabitants, cities, towns, mines, smelters, railways and tramways in the  district of West Kootenay within a  radius of fifty miles from I.ossland, a  distance which extends from the international boundary" line on the south to  Slocan lake on tlie north, and from the  eastern side of the Nelson mining division westward nearly to Rock Creek,  in the Yale district.  The bill has passed to its third reading  without comment and it would seem  that of the thirty-three members who  C. F. CLOUGH & CO.  (INCORPORATED^  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE-  ,     MKMBCR   SPOKANE   STOCK   fXCHANC*.  Ileu<l Ollice���������Spokane.  -VukIiIiikIou.  ItoHHlti.i.I. |l. 1;.  f n  \.T  Itniucb Ollleon { . Torwnttt, Ontario.  Montreal, t-Uiuila.  523    Write r������r our Weekly Market lleitort  A Public Meeting in  the interests of Mr.  John A. Turners candidacy for the Mayoralty will be held in  the Fire Hall on Tuesday evening, the 13th  inst. at 8 p. m.  Mr. Houston and  his friends are invit-  ed to attend. ���������<������ -  VICT0BIA HOTEL  "Victoria Street.  American and European Plan  EMPLOYMENT  OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER-  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AQENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C  _ .550)* - .        '  JOHN  HIRSGHi  Provincial Land, Surveyor.  Office: '" ��������� - -.   .  NELSON - AND   ROSSI.AND.' ,B. C.  -  il������ ' .        ." .   ."��������� .-  A Big Snap.  $2,000 buys a group oi six claims  one mile and a half from. Ains-'  "worth. ]! Several other1 good  claims for sale from $200.up.  515 WALTER _T. BROWN,  SEWING���������MARINES  5  2.9  Clements & Hillyer.  Nelson, R.G.  PAPER  BATES,! Sl.OOjmd $1.50 Per Kay.  Fine Assortnicnnt of  WINES,   LIQUORS AND   CIGARS  38 0. _?. GOODWIN, Proprietor.  BUY your own  WALL  ..lake your own eliciiee  11ml save Hie Pidnler'..  Commission -  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Large stock of new patterns  Thomson Stationery Co-  LIMITED  (3G2) NELSON, B  C  Cut to the Bone!  What is?  Why the price of our  HEAVY TWEED and ET0FFE PANTS  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  The P. O. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER: STREET,  NELSON, B.  C.  _  IJSrCO_B_PO_B_A._r_EI_>  THE.  1670-  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many-people"-claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a, trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C-  505 * - - ���������"-���������__���������_���������������irr"TL. ���������_. i ���������i���������.<_-r_-������_!__a-  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL .o   1S97.  B. C. IN  THE    OfER-v^OAPITALIZ^IOir   OF.  MIKING COMPANIES.  .  The l>ls<������rj[inilzeil t oiiillll.tn of the English  Silver Market.���������.\olcs I'oneeniliiK  Litnrion'H 8tm.k Kxchaiixe. '���������  Baltic Chambeks,  London, E.C.  Special Correspondence IoThk Minei..  March 20.���������Despite- the apparent  unanimity of'--great powers, war clouds  certainly appear today to be hovering  around Europe. Greece, although literally* n bankrupt nation, seems determined  to_attack Turkey, and unless the Hellenic  nation is coerced iuto peace, complications of a 'far graver character are to be  feared. Of-.course .all this turmoil is to  deplored for it stops progress, checks all  business aud causes .the,investor to  tightly button Lib pockets.; Only \last  week I considered that miniug matters  were reviving. Some encouragiug discoveries, had caused . the West -Australia  market'to'show vitality rind the stock  exchange was opining that buyers would  soon tire of investing iu.purely industrial  undertakings.'. Today,' less optimistic  views ore-perforce'the r'iile,but personally I do not despair of soon seeing things  in the way of producing more, activity iu  your own' particular direction". There is  every, probability that the next City boom  will be associated with Canada and the  striking'developments, in your Province.  I hear this sort of thing expressed on  every hand, but-an opinion appears also  to be generally .shared that most of the  companies introduced have been over  capitalized. I must repeat my warning  on this particular count, for the Galena  Mines business is being constantly referred to iD course of conversation, but  as I have frequently said, the outlook is  regarded as altogether hopeful and 1  should not be surprised if your mines  occupy greater attention duriug the next  summer or autumn than either those ot  Australasia or". South Africa. Daily I  hear of fresh companies as beiDg iu course  of formation and that some of the best  are -in'the hands of those connected with  the more substantial companies in West  Australia. Today is brought to', our  notice the Dominion Mining, Develop-  meu't'and Agency company, which has a  capital of stlOOJOOO in ������1 shares and has  been.formed as a parent compauy'for the  purpose of acquiring and dealing iu mining . properties 1 and options, prospecting  and: so on, mainly in British Columbia.  The.compauy oilers AMO.O-HJ for subscrip  tion', .and the whole amouut subsciibed  is to be available for working purposes.  Knowing little about the concern I can  ouly sny that it looks fair. In view ol  the statutory meeting called for tomorrow  (March IS) of- the New Goldfields ol  British Columbia, I called at the oflice of  the company*I'or information, but beyond  ascertaining that "everything was satisfactory", the secretary was too engrossed  with "board meetings" to answer any  questions. This id auother of those undertakings where more details than were  supplied by the prospectus, would be  satisfactory. A little business has been  transacted in the B. C. aud Financial  Trust at par, of one-eigth premium.  Founders'-shares arc' quoted at ������������. 7s  premium and Vancouver Syndicate.al  ������ah to ������6, but Hull Mines remaiu neglected "at '".filj's, and a purchase of any of  these shares oughl��������� to daauy.one a considerable amount of good J- especially'if o"  buyer cau wait for a year or two for his  profit.- ������������������-���������������������������������������������;-  The annual report, of the Canadian  ^Pacific compauy-has-just-appearedr-and  is undoubtedly-favorable reading. The  references. to^British Columbia are particularly-timely but it seems,tp be difficult to get people here to understand the  causes'of the delay in the construction of  the Crow's Nest Pass ��������� liue. A lack of  proportion in the minds of readers in  London is uot, however, uncommon, as  you will probably understand.  The silver market is quite disorganized  owing to American* selling-which is supposed to be due to Japan's decision to  adept a gold standard at the remarkably  low rate of 1 to 32. - As for copper, it is  proved, that in 189(5 about 203,890 tons  were produced in the States against  172.300 tons in 1885 whereas the whole  world's supplies last year did not exceed  273,210 tqnsi but the supply- was the  largest for 15 years.. These are extra.  ordinary figures and show .how large  consumption was'in'this kingdom last  year. The average price realized for G.  M. B's. was ������17. 4s. 8d. per ton or the  best for five years. - ���������-._.  As regards the heroic measures proposed by President McKinley it is felt  that no intermediary legislation ought to  be possible until the currency ditliculty  has been effectually dealt with. ' In the  space of three years America has increased her debt by .$26(),(X)0,000 and increased  her interest obligatioLS to some $35,000,-  000 per annnm, yet her treasury is empty.  England only between September and  February last increased her buying by  4.0 per cent, tbe total turnover being  ������53,295,000, in contrast with _e3S,50_.,000  in the corresponding five months of 1895-  9G, an expansion of nearly ������15,000,000.  .Yet the. United States in .the past five  months have' bought British goods to  the extent of only ������0,743,000, in contrast  with purchases, of ������10,551,000 in the  corresponding period- of 1895-96, a diminution of ,,������3,000,000, or 3G per cent.  Our purchases of United States produce  in the past five months have thus exeped-  ed their purchases of British goods by  the immense sum of ������46,552,000, whereas  in the corresponding months of 1895-96  the excess was only ������27.953,000, a difference of ������18,599,000, or 06 per cent.  The Financial News had an interesting column yesterday dealing with the  first report of the Bureau . of Mines,  Victoria, B. C. Tables were given showing the total output of all minerals aud  metals from the earliest daysof the colony  until January 1,' 1897 and the notes  appended to these statistics enabled me  -; o obtain a very fair idea of the value  i nd meaning of this report It will surprise manv no doubt to find that over  420,000,000 has been obtained from B.C.  : nd the exceedingly gratifying increase  during the last two years will not be  overlooked by company promoters who  desire a striking point for their prospectuses.  ; NEW MINING COMPANIES.  .1   Itvcnrd    _>r Incorporation*   From   the  British Columbiu Gazette.  The Baltimore Gold Mining ami Development  Company, Ld. Capital, #l-,o00,000 in $1 shares.  'Head oflice, Rossland.'Directors;'John Kirkup,  J. .V. Heisner and Geo. H. Green, all of Rossland. "      ' .-     ���������;' J'-  Bi'iwrs'PhnifpB Mining Co.n]>niiy.nI^.������ (for).  Capital, $500,1X10 in   $1  shares.     Head otlice,  Spokunc.  British Columbia Agency, Ul. (for). Capital,  ..1(10,000 in ������1 shares.   J lead office, London.  Bright Prospects Gold Mining nnd Develop-.  men. Company, Ld. Capital, f 1,000,000 in 81  -hares. Head olHce, Rowland. . Directors; H.  M. Vincent, William II. Sinclair, John Inkster.  Jr., .Joseph Huuion and Arthur B. Buck, all of  Rosslaiid.  Business Property Investment Company, Ld.  Capital $30,000 in 191 shares. Directors; M. R.  Straight, Richard T. Dabney aud John McKenzie, all of Rossland.  ,        ;        .   ,. ���������    ; ..    '':  Chico Gold Mining Company, Ld. Capita],  31.000.000 in $1 shares. Head oflice, Rossland.  Directors; Jno. \V. Cover, J. E. Mills and D.  Wallace McLeod, all of Rossland.  Consolidated Goodenough 'and Ruby Gold  Mining Company, Ld.. Capital, $1,300,000 in $1  shares. Head ofllcc'Ncw Westminster. DirecJ  tors; Gordon K. Corhould, C. G. Major,. and  Robert Jardin, all of New.Westminster.; - '  " 'Daphne Mining.and Development Company,  Ld.' Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares. Head  ollice. New Westminster. Directors; Gordon E.  Corboiild, C. J. Major and Arthur Malinsall of  New Westminster..       ���������-'���������'������������������'-.��������� ;  -. Edgar Gold Mining and Development Company, Ld. Capital, $1,300,000 in $1 shares.'  Head office, Rossland. Directors; Colin Mac-  Lachlin, Alvin Xeal, John L, -Black, all of Port  Huron, Mich.; J. W. Heisner, John Kirkup and  James Laidla w, all of Rossland. -' .     ' .   ��������� {     ���������  I'irc Lake Gold Mines IA. Capital, $1,000,000  in $1 shares. Head office, Vancouver. Directors; J. M. McKinnon, R. J. Leckie, J. G.  Hutchison, J. AV.. Giwin ' ahd J. It. Seymour, ���������  all of Rossland. ;, .   ��������� ' _',;_',       ���������';:'���������  Great Western Mines, Ld. Capital. $1,000,000  in $1 -shares. Head ollice. Revelstoke. Directors; William B. Pool, A. K. Kiucaidc, Thomas  Kilpatrick of Revelstoke; J. J. Young of Calgary.      Vi"; ..' ; '  ;      -'���������;"--'      " '. -    .-IU r J.  Grace Darling Gold Mining Coiiqiaiiy, Ld.  Capital, $130,000 in 10 cent shares.. Head office  liossland. Directors; Jno. S. Clute, Jr.,Thomas  Parker, C. O. Lalonde, John Hooson, Samuel  Forteatli and W. A. Blair, all of Rossland.  Golden Fleece Gold -Mining''Company,* Ld.  Capital, $1,000,000 in ?1 shares. Head office,  liossland. Directors; C. C. Woodhouse, Jr., H.  K. D. Merry, and R. T. Penrose, allot liossland.  Good Friday Gold Milling Companv, Ld.  Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares. Head oflice,  liossland. Directors; *'. W, Pretty, T. S. Huston, U. W. Green. J. C. Campbell and William  Brown, allot Rossland.  London and B. C. Gold Venture Syndicate,  Ld. Capital, $3,000,000 in $1 shares. Head  oilice,Vancouver. Dircctors;"Moun_ejoy Squire,  R. K. Boucher, H. A. Bulwcr.  London Consolidated Gold Fields Exploration and Mining Company, Ld. Capital, $100,-  000 in 10 cent shares. Head' office, Rossland.  Directors; John Lineham, J. B. McArthur and  Lome Bccchcr. all of Rossland.  Michigan Gold Mining and Development  Companv, Ld. ' Capital, $1,300,000 in $1 shares.  Head-office, liossland. Directors;. Colin Mac-  Lachlan, Alvin Xeal, John L. Black, of Port  Huron, Mich.; and J. W. Heisner. Geo. H."  Green, J. S. Clute, Jr. and Krncst Liljogram, of  Rossland. .-.  Monarch Gold Mining Company, Ld. Capital,  $1,000,000 in $1 shares. Head ollice, Rossland.  Directors; John Howie, Chas. Rapp, William  Brown,  Win.   Harp,'iA.   Pocock.and W. W."  Dickson, all of Rossland.- ," 0  N'ational Gold and Silver Mining Company,'  Ixl. Capital, $1,000,000 iu $1 shares. Head  otlice, Nelson. Directors; Jno. A. Turner, K. C.  Travcs and James Y. Malkin, all of Nelson.  Kelson and Ontario Prospecting and Development Company, Ld. Capital, $130,000 in $1  shares. Head ollice, Nelson. Directors; K C.  Arthur,- Thorburn Allan and E. C. Scnkler, all  of Nelson.  ��������� Nitnnt Gold Jlining and Development Company, Ld. Capital. $1,000,000 in' $1 shares.  Head .office, Victoria. Directors; ,T. J. Jones,  James Hutchinson and W. L. Challoner, all of  Victoria.  Old Dominion Mining and Development  Company, Ld. Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 sliares.  Head otlice, Rossland. Directors; W. D. Barclay, C. V. P.- Conybcarc and N. T. McLeod of  Lcthbridge; and lv. A. Galiiher and J. L.  Parker ot* Rossland.  Prospectors' Mutual Gold Mines.Company of  li. C, Ld. Capital, $300,000 in 25 cent shares.  Directors: G. L. Center, George J. Wonder and  M. J. Blanclilleld, all of Vancouver.  Pearl Gold Mining Company, Ld. Capital,  $130,000 in 10 cent shares. Head office, Rossland.- Directors; -C. O. Lalonde, John Kirkup,  John S. Clute.' Jr., Wcstley A. Blair,-Samuel  Forteatli and Thomas Parkor,. all of -Rossland.  Raven Copper and Gold Company, (for).  Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares.   Head  office,  Seattle.  _-liockl_Creck- Gold_arid_-Copper-Miiiing Com--  pany, (for). Capital, $800,000 in $1 shares.  Head ollice, Spokane. ��������� -,-���������  Scottish Mining and Investment Corporation  Ld. Capital, $2,000,000 iii $1 shares. Head  office, Vancouver. Directors; J. M. Buxton, J.  G.- Crawford and William T: Stein, all of Van-  Silver Crown Consolidated Mining Company,  (for). Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares. Head  office, Spokane.  Silver Queen Mining Company, Ld. Capital,  $1,230,000 in $1 shares. Head office, Rossland.  Directors; E. C. Finch; C. C. Woodhouse. Jr.-  and John L. Whitney, all of Rossland.  Union Jack Mining Company; Ld. Capital,  $300,000 in-$l shares. Head office, Rosslaud.  Directois; E. C. Finch, C. C. Woodhouse, Jr.,  and John L. Whitney. ���������.  COURTS of Assize and NIbI Prius. and of  Oyer und Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery, will be holden at tho places and on  the dates following, viz:���������  City of Nelson, on Monday, the 21st day of  Juno, 181)7.   ���������  Town of Donald, on Monday, the 28th day of  June, 1807. By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  (3S7)  ' Provincial Secretary.  Provincial   Secretary's   OlHce, 23rd March,  IS07. --     ���������  - Provincial Secretary's Office,  20th March, 1897.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that under the  .Ll authority conferred by Section 7 "of an  Act to amend "An Act to provide an Official  Stenographer for thc Supreme and County  Courts," liis Honour the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has been pleased to make thc following rule:���������  "An- official Stenographer shall attend the  sittings of the Supreme Court to be held at thc  City of Nelson, on Tuesday, the 30th day of  March. 1807, and in respect, of all cases set down  for or heard at such sittings the provisions of  the 'Stenographer's Act' shall apply, and arc  hereby extended for the purpose of such sittings to trials and proceedings held or to be  held at the City of Nelson."  JAMES BAKER,  (.VSO) Provincial Secretary.  ���������  \______D_D_R____:SS  5U  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  .CHURCH   NOTICES.  . Sondai: llth April, 1897.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m, every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month at 8 a. m; on 2nd and  4th Sundays, after Matins.' Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pbisbytbuian Chtji.cu. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson on first and last Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Sunday aDd  Kaslo third Sunday.  . Methodist Chukch. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at. 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby, given, that sixty days  from date hereof, I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following described land, situated in tho Nelson Division of  West Kootenay: Commencing at a post at the  south-west corner of Lot 304 Group 1 West  Kootenay; thence west 80 chains; thence south  10 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence north  10 chains to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  ,      HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  Dated Nelsbn, B.C., 8th March, 1897.      (oii).  Application For Liqdbr License.  Notice is hereby tpven that the undersigned  will, at tlie expiration of 30 days, apply to the  stipendiary magistrate-of West Kootenay district, for a license to sell liquor at retail at Thc  B. C. Hotel, North I.ork of Salmon River,  '   -.  '* /WILLIAM BERWICK,  I JOSEPH CAMPBKLI.  Dated, North Fork, 19th March, 1897.       577  Noiiee of Application For Liquor License.  TAKE notice that I, .T. J. Swansbourough,  will apply to tho^Stipendary Magistrate of  West Kootdnay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail at Deer Park, in  said district.    .  T. J. SWANSBOUROUGH  Dated at Deer Park, li. C, this 23rd day of  March 1807. , (380)  Notice of Application for.Liquor Licens...  TAKE uotice thnt I, joliii Bulonccle, will  ��������� apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of  West Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail, at the Arlington  Hotel in the town of. Quart/. Creek in said  district.' -   -     .  '      JOHN BULONCKLE.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 2_th day of March.  18W. .       . (581)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take notice that I. Thomas J. Kickham will  apply to the Government Agent for West  Kootonny, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail on the premises known  as lot six (6), block five (5), of the Townsite of  Salmo, B.C., in said district,  THOMAS J. KICKHAM,  Dated at Salmo, B. C, this 0th day of March.  1897. (536).  W. H. PHILIPPS,  *. ENQRAVER  Die Sinker and Embosser.  583    m Douglas Street, Victoria, B. C  FOUND.  A new place to send your laundry  after April the ist.  The Kootenay Steam Laundry  will be . thoroughly equipped-with  the latest improved machinery  and  experienced-help. --������������������=   Whitcher & Cleland    -    Props.  !-E|U-0-., B.C. ' (529)  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  A limited amount of treasury  stock now on sale at io cents .per  share.- Enquire of A.- H. Kelly,  Baker street, two doors west of  Bank of Montreal. ;_��������� 513  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forgot  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacific  Ky., agent for tickets and any information desired.  . WM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  564  Hotel   Slocan  Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EI>WIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Headquarters   For  Commercial {Travelers  arrt) flMhinG flDen.       .  First-Class in" all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (551) I  ANTOINE MAURIN.  rHE EEST OF MEDIUMS.  Cl.a_.iui _n_ Repiriii,  Dry Goods. Clothing, E:c-������  .NEW ANO SEtOXl������ HAND.  NELSON  "(293)  B. C.  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing' $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.  (419)  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  ROOMS   rLASTEUED   IV   HABD   FINISH.  M'WIY FI'IC-ISIIED. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop.    FRONT ST., KASLO. B.C.  A PAIL  I  I WITHOUT I  IHOOPS^  That means a long w  lasting Pail. f������  Its many qualities W  are unique. tt''  The price makes it "  m available to all.  fTHEE-ODOYCO'Si  *{ '-.DURATEO FIBREWARE X  tt> PAILS, TUBS, PANS, DISHES, ETC.  A}  mmmmmmm  WWW   "������"   "T"  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000.  Own "���������your houses. Company will  assist in erecting houses for borrowers  and in paying off amounts required to  clear title, and does .a general loaning  business on real estate security.  As an example, $11.34 payable  monthly will repay in 0 years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $000.  Apply to  .V. A. -IIACIIO_.AI.il,  '  .-cnenil Agent, Kclxon  (.Ivmcnts A Hillyer Itlnck. o_l*  Clarke_Hotel,  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, re-decorated and  fitted .throughout yvith the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special . rates  for boarders-  The liar In Hiippiicil with Choicest BraiKls  of liquors and Cigars.  ������   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel, Calgary  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  Tta Imp-taut Points  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point "ill all'ord you the  best service.  SECOND���������See tbat tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because lhat line makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  liuese terinff the Union depot there, aud  its service is first-class in every particular  TIII1-D���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  ajjeut, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central liues, or address  Jas. C. Pond, ' or Gko. S. Battv.  Gen. Pas. Agt, General Agent,  Milwaukee, 210 Stark St-.  Wisconsin. (570i           I'o.rtlaiul, Or.  TWO ^ars ������^ Be(froom Suits and Dining  J.   If V_/ "Rhnrn    Pnrm't.nrp.  Eoom Furniture  mXTTi1 Oar of Mattresses and Upholstered  Furniture  You may talk .ibout. your'posters and your  inl., upon thu fetici.',  13:11 tlicy ai.i'i; llie kind .of mediums tli_.it  appeiil to common .sense;  You  may talk about  your dodgers, and  yoiii'.cii'vuliirs and such,  But 1 calculate tliey don't assist an advertiser much;  'Audespecially in winter, when the snow  i.s on the ground,  I wonder  where your posters aud your  dodgers can be found?  But within the cosy homestead when  thc  parlor stove's aglow,  Tlie newspaper is read aloud to everyone  we know.  The farmer sees the painted sign upon tlie  ,,. barn and grins;  Two dollars yearly for the space he usually  wins,  And there his interest in the ad bej:iiis,!itKl  there it ends,  And the  same   is true of nearly   all his  neighbors and friends;  But they read  the  local  paper everyday  or every week,  Aiid in its welcome columns all their iu-  fonuaLioii seek,  And you may be' quite  certain  that the  ads therein displayed  Are also read with interest and are sure to  make some trade. ^  It stands to reason, anyhow,  that what a  fellow buys,  He's going to read aud get his money's  worth, if he is wise. ���������  The   father,   mother,   uncle,     aunt,   the  daughter and the sou,  Are going to  read the newspaper, aud so  is every one.  So  it   also   stands  to reason that a local  -   merchant's ad  Will there attract attention,  be it either  good or bad. ,-  And the newspaper as   medium  leads all  ��������� other kinds with ease,  For that is, where thu multitude the ad  vertisenient sees.  ���������Piiixtkk's Ink.  " SWING- LOW,.  SWEET CHARIOT."  These Goods Will Be Offered at- Advantageous Prices  For Gash.    Special Rates to Hotels-  503  LAE&E CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS    T| Mn A P TIITTB & Pfi  '"tp.pt tw RTf.nr at at.t. ttwrs. IS. lUbAIi-LUUIl Ot UU,  KEPT IN STOOK AT ALL TIMES,  BY MYRTLE RE 1.1).  Down in the negro quarters on n Georgia plantation stood 11 quaint littlo lo;?  cabin overlooking cntr.nn lipids that were  white with their snowy fruit. .Horn'in  slavery,' living in slavery, and apparently  destined to die in slavery, yet old .Toe  was happy; for to him "slavery wn's not  bondage���������only a pleasant way nf being  cared for.  Ills days of activo usefulness wero  ovrT. IIc> had served long and faithfully  in theses name cotton fields, then as a'  house servant, and latrcr as a coachman.  Now on account of atrn nnd thc "misery"  in his back, lie spent his days in mending harness, telling stories to the children and making playthings out of tho  odd bits  of rubbish   they   brought  him.  His wife, Sally, was head cook at the  mansion which stood in another part of  the plantation, in the midst of trees nnd  ���������flowers. Down a little'further was n tiny  brook that sang all the livelong day and  turned back, regretfully perhaps, to  wind by tha winduw of old Joe's   cabin.  "The Pines" wa.-t a most hospitable  house and usually thronged with guests,  for its young mistress had an indulgent  hu_band and money sufficient; to gratify  every possible whim. Sirs. Langley she  was now, but to old Joe she would be  "Miss Kiinict>'* always. ��������� He had carried  her whon she was a baby, watched over  her when sho was ill, and once when a  pair of maddened horses dashed down  tho drive, utterly biyoud their owner's  control, he had snatched tho unconscious  child from nlmosfc under the wild feet,  anil���������saved her life, they said, bnt the  brave fellow had received internal injuries and had not been able to do much  since.  " Yes," he said one. afternoon, to an  .appreciative���������audience���������:of���������pickantnnles-  and white children who -safe together  around his feet in a truly democratic  fashion, "dat ar��������� day war a great time  fo ol .Toe. I war jes a gwine to de house  won I see deso yer houses coiiin ker-blip!  right whar' Miss Kunice war a playin  wid her doll-buggy. Dere wasn't no  time to call her, so I jes grab hor and  run, an my foot ketch in de doll-buggy  an I trow Miss Kunice ubcr my haid in  some soft grass an den do bosses '**' tram  on me tin I kinder lost my- 'inembunce.  Pretty soon I I'm mysel in du houso an  de doctnran 'nl "Mi'S's .war a standiu  ober me. Doctor sny, 'he como to' all  right,' an ol Missis, she jes stoop down  and kiss ol Joe! Tlnk ob dat!  "Den Miss Kunice com" in, an ol  Missis say 'come hero dear, and- see  Uncle Jon. Ho dono sabe yo life.' An  den I los'o my 'membunco again.:. One  day Mi-fl'r walk In an he say, '.Top, hero's  yo iinpors, yo's free now, jus ez free ez I  Is.' 1 say Mn.'r, I don't want to go  away from you an Missis an Miss Kunice. I want to stay here on de ol plantation, along o my ol woman. And den  hn wipe liis eyes an say, 'I'll gib Sally  papers too, nn Sally say 'no Mas'r, mc  an Joe don't want to be free; wc wants  tn stay hero where we's hnppies' an Mas'r  say he kepp dose yer papers for us till  we done want nm*. - Dose was mighty  fine times for ol Joe!" and ho beamed  at the children around his feet who had  been listening with cver-freih delight-  to tho old. old story.  "Now play something, Uncle,", the  children cried, and Tommy Langlpy  brought the fiddle Hint always hung in  oiip corner of tho cabin. His eyes brightened at tho sijrht of thp old brown thing,  but lie gently put the eager child away,  saying. "Xo, honey, not dis time. I got  de misery in my hack wuss en eber. Go  way, chiHens, ol .Top's,���������so���������tired!"  They obediently trooped out of thc  cabin and the old mun's head dropped  on his-breast. Thp gaunt gray figure  twitched with pain, and he" did not  move until Sally came in to ge. his  supper.  "Well, honey," she said, cheerily,  "how's yo back to-day?"  "J'ears like de pain ^jcts wusa, tjaily,"  he replied.  "Neblipr yo min, ro'll get better  byme by." Coming closer she dropped a  bundle of illustrafd papers in his lap.'  ".''ee war Miss Kuiiici" send yo, an look  here!" She pointed proudly to he;  ctoopeil shoulders, where a scarlet kerchief shone like a - ray of light in the  dim cabin. ;  Joe tried to smile, thpn said feebly.  "Miss Kunicp mighty good tons, Sally."  Sally* as.<rnt"d and moving quickly  about thc cabin, c<>r>n had tl������o pruning  meal on tho table.  "Conic Joe, inavc up yo cheer. Dis  yere hoe cake done to du t'un!"  "Pears Ilk* I couldn't eat no supper,"  he said, then ' gave a half-'supprossed  groan that betokened an extra twinge of  the "misery."  "Pool man," snid   Sally   syn.pathet:-  Icnlly, and she'ate in   silence, ' Watching  tiie kindly pain-drawn   face,'   with ever- '  increasing anxiety.'  As twilight fell, tbe sufferer sought  his couch, where hn' moaned and tossed  restlessly, and the pitying Sally,  stretched wearily on a faded rug near tha  door was soon fast asleep.  * * ��������� * * ���������       <-  -  Up at the Pines all was light and  laughter and music, for a crowd of  young folks were gathered'ueath Its hospitable roof and guitars and mandolin's  mado the whole house ring witli melody  of a more or less penetrating quality. In  the midst of the gaiety, Tommy stole up -  to his mother with a troubled look on  his usually merry little face.  "What is it, dearie?" ehe asked, putting her arm. about h|:n.  "Mamma, I'm afraid Uncle Joe is  going to die. His .'misery' hurts hiin  awful!"  . "Is Uncle Joe- very siek, dear? I  know he was net well,' but lie has always  been ailing, you know. I'll have tho  doctor-see him to-morrow."  "All right, mamma," and the littlo  faro grew bright again.  She kissed him tenderly and said:  "Kun away .to bed, little son, tho birds  went long ago." . "  Tommy went off obediently, but Mrs.  Langley felt worried about the faithful-  old fellow who saved her life. "I'll sen  to him to-morrow," she thought and  began to plan various things for his  comfort and happines*. .<  A littlo later a pretty girl with ;a  mandolin, said: "Do you know, I feel  like having a" lark. Excuse the slang,  please, but there's no other word-that  will express my meaning."  "Try a swallow," suggested   a   young  man in a   way   that   wan   meant   to be ���������>  funny.    "There's lots of lemonade left .in  tlie pitcher."  .  Slie scorned the interruption. "I want  a lark, a regular lurk!"  "How would a serenade do?"  "Capital!" she laughed. "Just the  thing! We'll., take our mandolins antl  guitars inr-3 the moonlight and -make  things pleasant generally."  "But," said a maid with a practical  turn of mind, "who is there to serenade?  Thero aren't any   neighbors, are there?"  "Give it up!"     ,0 -  "Ask   Mrs,    Langley���������she'll   know,;'  and   a   smiling   ambassador, from    the   -  merry group, Mrs. Langley's   own nephew,' went to   the fair-haired   hostess who  sat with her husband In the library.    ���������,_  "Aunty, who is there In this charming spot whom we ' can- serenude? The  girls think it would be fun, but we  don't know where* to find a victim in  this Isolated Eden."  Mrs. Langley rose   quickly,' and going  to the little party,   told   theni of old Joe  and how   she   owed   her   life . to   those  strong arms. She finished,the story with  nn eloquent  gesture   that   brought twin -  tothe   eyes   of   many   nnd add-^': "G<-  down to the old   man's   cabin   and sing'  thc quaint   negr.i ������molodles   he   loves so  woll���������thnt ho used to sing to me when I  was a little child.    And  take these rose*   '  with you; he used to lovo   them so; you  ,  can throw them In at theoppu window."  ,  As she spoke, she took -a great handful of white roses from a vase and with  a little peurl-hnndlcrt knife, dcxtrously  romoved the thorns, then handed them  to her nephew. .>  "How do we get there, Aunty?" he  asked, with something liko a tremor iii  his voico.  "Follow the brook," she replied. "It  flows right minder his window, and  you ennnot miss the iL'U'o. I'd go with  you, only I can't sing, and- wouldn't he  of any use." Who smiled- brightly at  them as they went down among the  shadows, thon to the tiny brook that  seemed like a musical stream of silver  in tlie moonlight. ^  The party was strangely silent for one  bound for a "lurk," and by much crossing of thc little .stream that wound Its  tortuous wuy through the grounds, th^*  came to Uncle ..Joe's   tiny   cabin   in an  unseen nook   of.  thc   plantation. -They   grouped themselves under the window  in Ellcnco. ������ _   ���������'  "i.ow0th_.ii" whispered   ono   of thom.    "  Tho mandolins   and   suitars   played thu  opening strains of thc sweet old melody,  then their fresh young   voices   rose high  and clear:���������  Swing low, sweet chariot.  Coming   for to carry inc. home,  .   Tho old gray head turned feebly on its  hard pillow, and Sally stirred   restlessly.  Swing low, sweet chariot,  ���������  Coming for to carry ine home.  Above tho song of tlie brook that  H.'"med like a tender accompaniment to  tlio tinkle of the mandolins the music  rose, and old Joe woke from his "dream  of pain.  I looked over Jordan and what-did I see  Coming for to carry me home?  A band of angels coining after me,  Coming for to carry jno home.  Oh light'of the  angels! Oh   rapturo of  the song!    Tho   familiar   words brought  back so much to the old man's  listening  soul!  Swing low, sweet chariot,  Coming for to carry mo homo.  The fragrant showr fell around him.  He grasped a great white rose that was  .within reach of Ills hand and pressed lt  to his parched lips.  Swing.low,,sweet chariot,  Coming for to carry 1110 homo.  Out of tho clouds, was the chariot- coming for him? Yes���������wrapt in celestial  glory.  Swing low. sweet chariot.  '-1   The song   died away,    and the singers  heard no sound within, *" . -.  Hut tho   tired head fell back, upon its  pillow with a sigh   of   infinite   content,  the chariot came, and   Uncle   Joe forgot  the "misery"   and    the    roses   alike   in   _  passing from supreme shadow to supreme   ���������  dawn: -   -  '  Learn to be Self-Itrllunt.  People, who have been bolstered up all  their lives are seldom good for anything  in a crisis'. When misfortune comes, they  look around for somebody to cling to or  to lean upon. Onco down, they aro  utterly helpless, and can never find their  feet again without assistance. Such  silken fellows no more resemble self-  made men who havo fought their way-to  position making difficulties theirstepplng  stones nnd deriving determination from *  defeat, than bushes resemble oaks. It is  unwise to deprive young men of the advantages 'which result from energetic  action by assisting them over obstacles "  whicli thty ought to bo able to surmount  alone. Did any man ever learn to swim  well who placed his whole confidence in "  a cork jacket? This assistance may be of*  advantage for a few lessons, but he who  would learn to care for himself mu.t  cast aside all such supports. THE MINER, NELSONy.J3. C, SAyTURDAYj;APRILjip,,.!897.  THY WILL BE ONE.  We see not; know uot; all our way  Is night; with '-.'lieu alone i.s day..  From out the torrent's troubled drift,  Above the storm our prayers we lift���������  Thy will l)e done 1  The flesh'may .fail, the heart may bie:ik,  iJut who are'we, complaint to make,  Or dare'to plead in times like these.  The weakness of our love for ease ?  Thy will be done !  "We take with solemn thankfulness  Our burden up, nor ask it less;  And coiiutit joy that even we  May suffer, serve, or wait for Jhee.  ���������* - Thy will be done 1  Though dim a.s vet in tint and line,  "Wc truce Thy picture's wise design.  And thank Thee that our.age supplies  The dark relief of sacrifice.  Thy will be done !  .Strike, Thou, the Master, we thc keys,  The anthem of the destinies;  The minor of Thv loftiest strain���������  Our hearts shall breathe the old refrain.  Thy will be done 1  ���������John' G. "WiiirriER.  HIS LEGAL ADVICE.  Klkanor Bunker was a lawyer,- newly  fledged, and as yet without a client. His  shingle, with   '" .,  ELEANOR BUNKER,  Counselor and Attorney at Law,   .  In letters as bright as gold leaf could  make them, had gone np the day before,  and his library,��������� rather a scant pattern,  had just arrived, and Klkanor had spent  tho lastlo'niinntes in putting thnt np,  too; aftor which Elkanor' seated himself  again in his old arm-char, and musing,  rested.  "Oh, for a good, fat client!" sighed  Elkanor, after half an hour's solitary  reflection. Sighing doesn't generally  secure the object longed for, but In this  ease the usual order of things seemed  likely to be reversed. - A heavy step was  beard in the passage, a rap at the door,  and in stalked a gaunt, bony six-footer,  with an oxgoad in one hand and an undressed sheepskin in tho other. Elkanor  knew hiscustome.r, an old acquaintance,  "miserly as the day is long when days  nre the longest;." Ho coolly pushed out a  chair to hini, and then busied himself  with some books and papers that lay  before him, with an' appearance of industry decidedly greater than ho manifested  before his visitor's entrance.        >"  "You seem   tn   be   plaguey   busy this  morning, squire," said Mr. Tnrhox, after  a silent session of some 15 minutes.-  "Rather busy, sir."  "Well, then, I guess I won't Interrupt  yon. squire, seeln' ns you are busy."  "It is my business, sir, to be ��������� interrupted," remarked Elkanor.  "Yps, I know it is; but yon see I  didn't exactly call on business. I only  wanted to get a little-advice; just to find  oiit'whnt your opinion is."  "Well, sir, state yourcase," laconically  remarked Elkanor.'  "Why, you see, squire, wo had a kind  of cattle show down at our end of the  town, you know, last week a Tuesday.  Well, you see, .1 got into a littlo hit- of a  scrape there. You know Bill Walker, I  s'pose?"  "I can't sny I do," said Elkanor.  "Don't   know   Bill   Walker!   Heavens  and airth', squire! Everybody knows Bill  Walker. '    I ruthcr guess you know him,  squire. .Test think a minute."  "Perhaps so; but-go on with' your  case, if you please, and let   Bill   Walker  go."  "Yes, but raally. now I thought you  knew Bill.��������� Why, I - swan, squire, you  must know him. Bill Walker's the man  that wears that old���������"  ���������- But we will not inflict on our readers  Mr.' Tarbox's luminous description of  Bill Walker's wearing apparel. Suffice lt  that he did describe the said Walker's  apparel iri a discourse of about. 15 miu-  ntps, after whieh he spent half, an hour  in telling how he and Bill hnd had a fight  -~together,_.nnd_thon^..__eko.i out the   rest of  thc morning by telling what othcy had  fought together for. He was in-the midst  of this when Elkanor heard the distant  dinner boll ring. Elkanor hadn't been  in the profession long enough to know  that lawyers aro generally supposed not  to need dinners. So he cut shoit his  client's tale with:���������  "Tho amount of thc whole matter,  Mr. Tarbox, so far as I can see from  your own story, is that you think Bill  Walker stolo ono of your sheep and  acknowledge that you havo heen and taken  ouo of his."  "That's it, squire; . vou'vo' hit it  *__a_tly."  "But yon hnv no business to take one  of Bill Walker's sheep."  "Why, Bill Walker took one of mine."  "Perhaps so; but can you   provo   that  fact?"  "Prove it! Thunder and lightning! 1  should hope so. I can prove that fast  enough."  "Who'll swear to it?"  "Why, anybody will swear to it."  "And what might anybody's name he?'!  inquirod Elkanor.    "Did   you   sac   Hill  take the sheep or havo   anything   to   do  with it?"  "No, I didn't see him."  "Well,do you know-anybody who did?"  "I can't say I do "zactly;   but,   thun-  dor and lightning, squire! Bill Walker is  just tho sort of a follow to   steal   sheep.  ,,1'H swear tp that." - '-  "Yes, but that won't do. My opinion,  Mr. Tarbox," is that "you had bettor give  Bill Walker his sheep and get yours back  whenever you can.- It is your shortest  way out of the scrape, sir."  "Do you really think ro, squire?"  "I don't 'think',  anything   about   the  matter. I '.-know', so."  "Will, that what's Bill said Squire  Ketchuiu, down to Walkervillp, said.  But I didn't raaly believe him. How-  somever, if you both say so I s'posa it  - must bo so. It's an nil-fired hard cafe,  though. I swan it is.'.'-. (Here Mr. Tarbox pulled ont his watch.) "Hul-lo!  'most two o'clock 1 I must be goin', that  is a fact.' And Mr. Tarbox gathered together his "fixings" and made for the  door.   ���������  "Look here, Mr.Tarbox," said Elkanor,  '.'you haven't paid me yet.' 'Cash down is  my motto..' "  Paid   you   for  about ton times what I shall charge  you  for it.    My charge, sir, is one dollar."  "Oh,   git   eout,   squire!    You   don't  mean to say you want ine to pay a dollar  for a hour or so of sociable talk, doyou?"  "I-uleod I do, sir."  "Well, look h'ire, young man. You  needn't think you tire going to diddlo nm  out of a dollar that way. I'm a little too  knowing for that -operation.' So good  morning to you; and as to that dollar,  don't you wish you- may fefc it? Good  morning.    One dollar!: Ha! ha"-  "Let those laugh that' win, Mr. Tarbox," said Elkanor; "you'll either pay  mc that dollar now, nr beforo sunset  I'll sue you for live. You can take  yourchoice.'1  "Wh-e-o-w, now! You are a screamer  for a young one. But I'll tell you what  I'll do with you, squire. I'll give you  that dollar if you'll give me a receipt  for it."  "I'll give ynu a dozen if you like,"  said Elkanor. ���������  "Very well; here's   your  dollar,-then.  Kow hand over the receipt; if yon please."  Klkanor sat down and wrote:���������  Received of Hiram Tarbox,   ono dollar  in payment for professional advice to him  this day given.  ELEANOR BUNKER,  Attorney at Law.  Grizzle, September 9, 180_i.  "There you,have it," said he, handing  it over to "Mr. Tarbox.  "Yes, und it's wlnre you'll have it,  too, or,I'm mighty -mistaken. You'swindled me, young man, out"' of a dollar,  and here I've got proof of it, in black  and white. That will be a dear dollar to  you, my good fellow."  "Perhaps so," replied Elkanor; "but  if yon aro through, sir, you needn't  wait nny longer.    There's the door."  Mr. Tarbox went out. He went out,  too, as if lie fancied he saw the demonstrations on the part of tho young lawyer of an intention to put him out. He  kept on, too, after he had- got out, until  he came to the house of Judge Rawson.  who lived a few miles away. Hero he  stopped and rapped. The judge was not  in. Ho had gone over to "the farm." So'  over to the farm after the judge went  Mr. Tarbox. It was a long three miles, |  and by the time he reached the spot he !  had about made vtp his mind that it  would have been' as well to have given  up tho dollar and said nothing further  about it. However, he persevered, and  at last found the judge in the fields with  a hoe in his hand hoeing potatoes..  The judge   was -a   man of   few words  and soon   brought   Mr.   Tarbox   to  the .  point.  "Why, the amount of it is, judge,"  said Mr.Tarbox, "you see this , receipt  the little rascal has given ine. Well, I  want you to take it and haul the fellnw  up for me."  "Haul   him   up!    Why,  tho receipt-is  good enough.  What do you want, pray'?''  "I don't' want. anything   more  from  him.   But . I   should   like to make him  swing for it, though, one while."  '"Make him swing! Swing for what?"  "Why,    for   swindling   me out of my  money."  "You stupid old jackass!" said the  judge, "didn't you go to liim and ask his  opinion?"  "To be sure, I did,  but���������"  "And didn't he givn it to you?"  "Yes, certainly,  but���������"  "Don't bother me with your 'buts.' If  jou askpd: liim for   his   advice,    and ho  gave it to you,    I should   say   that   was  enough."  "Yes, but he didn't 'give' it to ine.  Ho made me pay one dollar for it. Now,  "that's what I call swindling."-  "You may call -it what you like, but  it is no more swindling than for you tn  charge one dollar for a bushel of corn is  swindling"  "Well, hang it all!"  rather testily,   "do   you   mean   to   say  judge, that this receipt is a   good   one?"  "To be sure I do."  "And that-1 can't get my ��������� dollar back  again?''  "Not by a long shot."  "I suppose, then,   I   can't     make ������he  little rascal sutler'for* it?"  "I should say not, most decidedly."  "Well, if that's" the ease," said Mr.  "Tarbo"x,Tookingrathor���������crestfalleiif-" it-is  high time- I was going"; and off ho  started. But his progress was; suddenly  arrested.  "Just one moment, if you pleasG,"  said the judge. "I believo you ' haven't  paid me yet."  "P-a-i-d you!   l'aid   you for what, I'd  liko to know."  4'For professional advice."  "Why, you don't moan to^ say, judge,  that you are going to   mako'' me pay i'or  your telling me that   I   can't   prosecutt,  that fpllnw, do   you?-  You   don't   mean  that, sure-ly."  "Certainly I do."  "Well, all I have to suy is I'll seo you  to thunacr lirst? How much do -you  charge-for that,-eh?"  "I'll tell you what I charge for it,"  snid tho judge, slowly - hitting liis hoo.  "ifilther pay mo my fee or I'll givo you  such a mauling as you never bad in yonr  life. Tako your choice, and bo quick  about it, too."  "Well, if I must, I   s'poso   I   must,",  said hn, at length.  "What is your charge?"  "Two dollars."  "Two dollars! Thunder and lightning, judge," you tire bad! too bad, that's  a fact. I thought you didn't charge anything for law business nowadays."  "That depends on circumstances. _, I  do this time.'*  "But two dollars,' judge���������isn't that  rather high?"  "  "Not a cent less," .said the judge;  .'cither, that or the hoe handle. Take  your choice." -        '  "Well,* blast you! take it then!" said  Mr. Tarbox, hauling out of an old'dirty  pocketbook a dirty "five." '  "Very good," said tho judge. "Phoenix bank, five dollars. All right; here's  your change. You may go now."  And Mr. Tarbox did go. He stopped,'  though, after going a few stpps, for he  heard, the judge calling after liim.  ".Well, what's wanting now, I'd like  to know?" .snarled he.  "Oil, nothing very.particular," replied  thp-judgo, "only I" thought perhaps as  you let me have the two dollars, that  perhaps you might liko a recpipt." '  Mr. Tarbox ground his teeth audibly,  and as ho 'returned away something very  much like "I s-w-e-a-r!" found its way  out.���������X. Y. News.  OLD GASCOYE1  BY CHAl.LES LOTIN lllLDRF.TH: -  I had arisen very late and was dividing my attention between tho remain's of  my brcakfastvand my newspaper, with  no very keen Interest in either; when  there came a light, hesitating rap at my  door. -       - - - '        . -' .  "Como in!" I called, without troubling myself to got up from my seat.  Tlio door opened with a slow, wavpr-  ing motion,' and an odd-looking person-  nge entered tho room;- made mo a very  low bow and carefully closed thc door  behind liim. He was an old man, TO at  least, I judged, small of statun', and  feebler than his ago would havo warranted. His knotted, bony hands shook  with tho constant uncortain movement  which is the result rather of weak;ment-'  flity than of physical .Inability. His long,-  drizzled locks aud board-framed, pnle,  cadaverous face, out of which looked a  piilr of largp, melancholy eyes inn Hide-  long, deprecating fashion, which seemed  habitual.  I was not in a particularly expausivo  frame of mind myself at the moment,  and It irritated me to soo the old man  there, crooking liis knees and wagging  his head, with what ho ovidontly intsnd-  ed should be . the - most conciliating'.of  salutes.  "Woll" said' I, sharply, "what' do  you want?" I thrust my hands into my  pockets, in search of a small coin. "Pardon mc!" huskily interposed tha old  man, comprehending my gesture, "you  mistake my errand. I wished tn ask if  yon are tho ��������� Honorablo -Egbert Gallatin  ���������Senator Gallatin?"  "I am Senator Gallatin.    What then?"  "My���������my mistress desires mo   to present ynu her card, and requests tho favor  of a brief interviow."  . I-took tho-slip of pasteboard- from his  trembling fingers, and read:���������  '' Mme. Henrietta���������:��������� Doncourt.  Paris."  "Have't   p-a-i-d_ you!   Paid   you   .... ,  what? I don't owe you anything as I know Kiitiit-nrtei-n.  on.  Do I?" On a Sunday evening in   Belfast, Me.,  "Certainly you do." a young man in church looked ftequent-  "I should like to know what it's   for, ly at his watch during the sermon.   Just  then." as he was   doing   so   for   tho   fourth or  "Very well, I can tell you. It is for fifth time tho pastor with groat earnest-  professional advice give you this morn- ness, was urging the truth upon tho coning."                                 " science of his   hearers.    "Young   man,"  "Ha! ha! Well, jiow, that is a good said he, "how is it with yon?" Where-  one!   And bow much money   may  your i upon the young man with   the   gold re-  'professional advice' be wnthf" peater bawled   out,   in   thp   hearing   of  "If you follow it, and I'm inclined to nearly the whole congregation, "A quart-  think you will, it will be worth   to  you er past eight."  J. breathed moro freely; ��������� Madame Don-  court, of Paris, was not likely to bo one  of those leeches which hang upon the'  legislative body, called "lobbyists'!���������a  specie, I know only too well.  "Madame Doncourt would' be greatly  obliged, sir," continued "tho old' man,  seeing that I was. studying .the. card  without reply, "if yon- would:very: kindly  call upon her."   '  I put asido my paper,' and, donning a  black coat, signified to tho old man that  I would follow hiiii; With -slow and  shuttling steps he led me-along'..the'cor-,  rldor.-aud np three (lights.of stairs-to the  fifth tloor. The ' ancient fellow was evidently very decrepit, or very" ill. ��������� With  an impulse-between pity* and impatience  I took liis arm���������how miserably thin., it  was!���������and supported him with the vigor  .of my moro youthful muscles. C-  "Come,- friend," said I, "you--are evidently in bad. health.' Lean upon ine,  and I will give you a lift."  He turned his gray, ��������� cadaverous face  upon mc with an expression of amaze.  "God   bless. ynu   for   a   kind-hearted  young gentleman," he muttered.-   "Per-  I haps-I.ought to tell���������but-no, I am not to  blame.- No, no, what can-1 do?"  I     With these enigmatic phrases he paused  before a door and   rapped.    A   woman's  voice bade us   VEntPr!"    and   I   passed  into a handsome   sitting-room.-   A lady,  \ simply but exquisitely-attired in a morning robe of rich - texture, - arose   to welcome'me.    During the second in which I  stepped forward  to. accept   her    offered  hand,-1 received what" might   bo called a  "photographic impression of her. She-was  distinctly the   most   beautiful ��������� woman I  had ever seen.    She   was   very   tall, but  said Mr.   Tarbox   ���������nor Proportions were so ppvrect   that her   _..,'   ������������������   ���������..;.'    height was not apparent.    The  dress sho  , wore outlined and neemtunted tho   magnificent sweep and'  curve   of   her   noble  "figure. Every movement she made, every  gesture, was marked by a curtain sinuous  ! grace,   which   might   have   been termeu  leonine, had it not ��������� been   so   exquisitely  feminine.  I     Her face was in full keeping   with her  ; figure.    Tlio   complexion    was   clear and  _pale,_rwith_ro. traco   of   color   in   tlu  cheeks, but of"a-waxenP_rniispnreiit'ih_ie,���������  which suited well her dark auburn hair,  glimmering with flecks   of   red   gold as  she moved in the. light   of the   morning  sun, stealing hetween, the   narrow partings of the window curtains.   Her month  would have been- beautiful, but for a certain firm compression,   something , hard  ��������� and scornful, which seemed not to' belong  . to   it   naturally.    Her   eyes   were   very  largo, steel gray   and   wonderfully   brilliant. ' Such was Henrietto   Doncourt'as  I first beheld her.  "It is kind of you, sir," sho said,- in  a low, musical tone, "to grant- ,a few  momenta of your time to an entire  stranger."  "In what way:can I be ��������� of assistance  to you, madame?" I asked, seating myself near her.  "I hardly   know   how to explain myself," said the lady, with   downcast eyes"  nnd bosom heaving with emotion. "Perhaps I had    best   speak   frankly."    Sho  bent upon me the full glory j of  her eyes  ���������such eyes,   certainly, 1  had never so in  before.  "lam American, by   birth," sho  went on, "though I married   in  France.  At thc death of my   husband,    Monsieur  Doncourt, -1   resolved   to   return to the  country of my-birth.'But now that I am  here, I find all my -relatives and friends  . of tho old days either dead or   dispersed.  : Monsieur Doncourt   used   frequently   to  speak of au old college  companion.   Eg-  | bert Gallatin, nt   tho Lycee.'" Last night  ' utterly broken-hoartpd, lonesome, friend-  , less, I saw your   name   in a paper, and,  1 to my great   joy,   discovered   that   you  ' were a guest in this hotel."        '������  "Yes,".   I   responded,    "I     remember  Doncourt   at   the , Lycee.    We were not  very   clo������c   companions, ���������- it is true, but  that shall make no difference in the serv-  ,  ices I shall endeavor to offer���������': his widow.  Command me, madame."  .     "Do not mistake me, dear   Mr. Galla-  1 tin," replied the beautiful woman." "All  I ask of you is simple friendship.   I have  ample'means.'...-'But.I am so utterly alone  -in this great country,   where   1 expected  to iind thc love of   relatives   and old associates, that the sight   of a kindly face,  now and again, will   be- all   that  I can  - require."  "If mine will serve your purpose,  i madamo, "I said .warmly, "you may  | count upon it."  !     1 am 40 years old, and a   cynic, as far  as the passions go; but I   left that room  I ���������shall I call it in   love?   .Well,   at least  ; as   utterly   befogged   and   fascinated by  that wonderful woman, as ever a schoolboy was by the smile of a girL  !     During tho days that followed, I visit-  '. ed her frequently, and at every  -visit tbe  i fascination grew and deepened upon me.  | In the beginning my passion for her was  ; tinctured   with something   like a doubt.  I was oppressed with���������no   I   cannot call  was a jar, a discord; a want," somewhere  ���������but it was in myself. T knriw'pcrfeotly  well���������in- my own cold, suspicions, .world-  hardened nature. But faith' grew .with  love, and thero came au liour 'when'.-I  gave myself up completely, and' without  question to that .beautiful' ami.' gentle  woman, thu first and only passion, of my,  tumultuous life.  The old' servant,' Gascoyne,- puzzled-  mo not a little..-1 had always felt a'profound pity for hiin:and had,.ne.v_r failed  tn speak kindly to him'.''Evidently I hud  won his regard.' But.T could'not iiii.lor_  stand his actions. Two or threo times,  When I met hiin on the" stairs ' on my'  way to his mistress' room, he, had detained me as If ho hail meant ta tell'me'  sometning. But his ' courage sneihed to  fail nnd he hud gono off, groaning and  muttering to himself in the imbecile fashion habitual'with'him.,. -'  Onco, as I paused, 'nt' Henrlett'c's door  before knocking,I heard the old man's  voice raised.in loud, quavering .-aeoent.s.  "I tell you, I won't have it. He' has  been kind to mo and I....won't have hiin  made game of." ���������     ���������  ; ��������� '���������-"��������� ���������  "1 tliInk you hnd better attend to  your ��������� own affairs," replied the' clear,,-  cold voico of Henrietto. ," I do not require  your advice. Leave me.".  The old man came stnmbllngi out of  the apartment. As he saw me, he caught  mu convulsively by the arm. , .  "Don't go :in ��������� there,"., 'he ������������������ whispered,-  hoarsely. "Don't, sir,- don't! -Go away:.-  Don't fee her again.. I warn you, slie*���������"  "Gascoyne, who is there?" asked the,  calm, sweet voice' of his mistress from'  within.- The old man seemed actually  to collapse. His hand dropped from my  sleeve, and his head dropped In Its habitual attitude of humility..-.  "Mr.* Gallatin, ������������������ madame,*' be re-,  sponded, hastily.-"Why,: don't- you -go  in, sir? Sho expects you." -  "I am afraid I������shall .have to pension  poor Gascoyne,"-sho .-said, gently, as I  entered and seated myself near'her. ���������"He-  grows more eccentric and troublesome  evSry day. Yet I shrink from doing so.  He has been ��������� in- my family since niy  mother was a young   girl."  I was railed away from the. hotel the  same night - upon sudden-and urgent  business. During the journey.I'came to  'a fixed resolution. If Henrlette Don-  court would ��������� iiccopt "ine I would make  her my wife. And I-had -hope���������yes, if  ���������my experience of women went,, for anything, she- loved - me. Thc old hnzo of  doubt had cleared away from my mind.  "There was no longer a discordant note in'  the anthem of love which my heart sung.,  I reached tho city,- ou my; return, an  hour before midnight. An I drove toward  the hotel-u fire engine dashed- past with  clangor of bells, trampling of boots, and  shouting of the rabble. The sky grew  lurid red-over the housetops as we ap-  'proached our destination, and finally the  driver pulled up, sharply.  "Can't take you any.farther, sir,'*.'he'  said. " Your hotel is afire."  , And Henrietta! I sprang .. out - of tho.  cab,- pushed my .way-through the' crowd,-  thrust aside the policemen' who- would  have stayed mo,- and arrived in the street'  before tho blazing- building. .My Town  rooms upon tho second floor wero all  aflame; hut 1 gave.no heed to them.. My  ga/e was fixed upon Henrlette'g windows  on the fifth floor. A thick cloud of black  smoke was pouring from them. I caught  a passing fireman by. the arm and shouted  a frantic question iri his ear. -������������������','  He shook his head. He did not know  who had escaped, or who yet remained  in the burning edifice. At this instant a  wild, universal shriek- from /.the crowd  drow iny attention to ..the-burning building again. There, in one of tho windows  on the fifth floor, stood a welrtl "figure,  it was that of an old man, waving his  arms in passionate appeal to these below.  I recognized him; it was Gascoyne!  GO.,  C-.i  ^SrWHOLESALE AND RETAIL-^*  VANCOUVER;   B.   cr  A full stock of Drugs, Patent������������������-Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  ;;      Articles," Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods-Right.    Prices  Right.'   Prompt attention to all-orders.'  tee Mcdowell, atkins, watson,,co:;  VANCOUVER; B. C.  10'AND 12 OORDOVA STREET,  600'GRANVILLE STREET.   .  417 HASTINGS STREET  WliD_Gi1;SllFer1 Coprror  WILL .BUI or piootii Coiaiiy to ta^e ore.  WILL HANDLE Bonds of Electric Steam or Horse Car Railways,  WJLL.BD11 Wiite.W-i_.s or Float Bonds ot Same.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and* 19 Broadway,  New York City.  379     .  ".iumprjump!" ' "No,'  don't jump!"  "Walt!" "Ladders!   l.tddders!������'',������Hurry!  there! shove up thosa. ladders!" "Great  heaven:    he will   be   burned  to death!"  "Where are those.ladders?'-  Amid such a'confu<d.rin   of cries, unit"  ins in the awful roai of voices,   tho'flre-  men'worked with desperate haste.    Ladders were fastened together and raised to  the window;-and   even, before: they, fell  into place, a gallant fellow*  wa? leaping.  Jinward from runt; to rung:-   'With'   ______y_  heart beating-so fiercely.' that,, it-seemed--  us if I must be suffocated, I stood gazing  dazedly,at tlm fearful,scene beforo me.  "Too late! too late!"- groaned tho  crowd, as the flames began to shoot, in.  spiteful -or.inge-hucd ^tongues-from the  top of tho casement. . Suddenly - the old  man disappeared. "He'-is gone! Hois  -gone!" ������������������   " -     .  Hut just as- the fireman-��������� reached tho  Bill, "the wolrd figure reappeared, ut^the  window, bearing lit his arms the inanimate'body of a woman. Weak and tremulous as Iliad known, hini; Gascoyne  seemed now endowed with the vigor of a  glnnt. He passed his burden to.' the firemen, who bore it rapidly-down the swaying lndder. ���������  For a moment the forms--of rascuer  and rc'scned wero hidden by a cloud of-  smoke which had eddied ��������� across- them,'  then I beheld . them again near - the  ground. But meantime, either weakened  hy tho doublo .weight; or attacked by-the  flames, tho' upper'-: portion of tlie ladddor  had bent sldewiso and the old inuu's  escape was cut off.  Ho .stood nt the window with his  hands clasped before hini, ' apparently  heedless of the agonizing iries of the  crowd beneath. ..The brilliant light falling upon his aged features, revealed  them transfigured.- To me, at least,, there  seemed something almost holy, certainly  sublime, in the calm "resignation of tho  smile with which he gazed downward.  Then���������oh! I could not bear to look!���������  there was a roar, a crash, a volcano of  flame and sparks���������and old - Gascoyne  j had sealed lils-sacriflce.  I found Henriette   Doncourt' reclining  . upon a sofa   in. temporary, lodgings.    I  | was shocked at the   awful  <:hange which  had taken place,in her.'    Her .- face   was  ^ghastly; her.ej'es hollow, wild, gleaming  i witli fever.-   Her whole asppct was   that-  of one standing perilously near .the verge  of madness.  "You have come,," sho cried as I ap-'  proached her couch, "you have come to  hear my confession. Egbert,Gallatin, do  you know what I am?" I will tell you.  An adventuress. -Yes, just that. Trading  upon my beauty! I have made men my  game. I should have married yon, because you are rich, and because, yes,"���������  she smiled drearily���������"I almost think I  loved you. I meant to make you my victim, as I have dono scores beforo yon,  but.who knows?���������there is always a seam"  in the stoutest armor. Bnt if you desire  revengo, listen!���������"she paused and drew  her breath heavily. "Old Gascoyne, the  servant, the drudge who gave his life for  mine last- night was���������". '  She sank back, upon   her   pillow and  lay looking tip at me   with   fever-bright  eyes a moment���������  ."My father."  She pointed mutely  to   the  door, *nd  Intellectual Feet.  Large feet indicate ability,  .  intellect,  perseverance-, and  integrity.  ./    Scores of distin-  _, guislied men have  :; been as much noted'  ��������� . for tlieir big feet as  for tlieir large noses,  as your foot shoM look.  George  Eliot,   Madame   de  Stael  and  :. other supremely intelligent women had.also  i; very.large feet. ���������   ,  It is not the size but the shape of the foot  .  which   makes it beautiful  or ugly,  and  the shoe worn decides ils shape, as well as  '.its comfort.   -  There is  more  care  used���������more time  . spent���������iu shaping" Slater Shoes," and in  taking the stretch out of the leather so_ it  will retain that- shape, thau in the entire  .making of ordinary shoes.  i!     The Goodyear Welt process admits of this  fine modelling, and the stamp on the* sole  .: ensures to the wearerthese hidden qualities.  ���������';���������;', A.tag.on each pair of "Slater Shoes"  -��������������������������� tells of the leather iu it.  $3-5������, $4;5Q and $5.50 per pair.  ._ll_lil_K ������t -WEU-VBolc -_*������_���������������*��������� tor X.1_ob.  tiKEF.-. IU.������.-.  ..gent* at Kail*.  372.  J.  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,  " SERGES^   WORSTEDS,   Etc,  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR; BAKER AND WARD STREETS. ������>  NELSON, B.G.  A First Class Meal  At the most reasonable prices at the VIENNA BAKERY  and RESTAURANT..   Bread, -Cake,   Pies,   Buns,   Rolls,  Etc.    Also  a  good   assortment   of   Candies  and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  John rtfc_rjier, Proprietor  irC-12-12-6 . o  Paker Street.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Stationery Crt  Apply at Thomson  Nelson.  Stnre.:  427  Builders are invited to inspect my  ��������� stock of Rough  and   Dressed  Lumber,. Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  it distrust, but I was not satisfied- Ihere   vltl,on( a word, Iweafe  G* O. ptachaijaij  413  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  WHOLESALE    GROCERS   AND  DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Foil Stock of Groceries, Cigars. CiKarettef,  Tobaccos, Etc  Prsmpt Attention  1329]  te All -trd-W. THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL io. 1897.  t^  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No.   of      lJar  Shares    Valuo     Price.  NKI-SON.  Hall-.lines   Exchequer   '������������������   KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Reaver   Big Three   Butte   Brit." Can. Goldfields  li. C. Gold King..  Bluebird..'.   Bruce   Caledonia Con ���������  California   C.&C :  Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park   1 Iclacola   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Eric...'   levelling Star...  .  Georgia   Gertrude   Giant   Golden" Drip   Golden Queen   Great. Western...  Ilattie Brown   Helen   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho   Imperial...-.   Iron Horse   Iron .Mask   1 X L   Independent    Josie ..'.   Jumbo ".  Knight Templar..  Kootenay- London  I-oKoit   Lily May   Mayflower   Monita ,--.  Monte Cristo   Morning Star   -Vest Egg   Northern"Belle ...  Novelty   O. K....   Palo Alto   Pho.nix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  It. K. Lee   Red Point..'.   l.O-hestor   Rossland, RedMt..  Rossland Star   St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross &W con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co���������  Union   Virginia      War Eaglet   WestLc Roi   White Bear   Young British Aui'n  AINSWOKTII.      -  Dellie ..:.-'   Ellen   HOUND Alt v.    ���������  Old Ironsides   CAMP ' MCKINNEY.  Cariboot..-   - ' llEVELSTOKR.  OrphanUoy   SI.OCA.V. ,  Alamo   ".,  Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle...:   Idler....   . Kootenay-Columbiu  'Minnesota.'..   " Noble Five Con."1.  Rambler Con ���������  Reco ".   Slocan Star   Sunshine:   Wonderful   Washington . .j..  NOKTIU'OKT.  Red Top...  'too.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Too, 000  3,000,000  1,000,000  2,500,000  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  1,000,000  ..00,000  2.000,000  000,000  Too, 000  000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000.000  2.000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  ���������ioo.ooo  000,000  1.000,000  000,000  1.000,000  1.000,000  .-00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  "00,000  ' 000,000  000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  000.000  1.000,000  100,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  .ioo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  ' 000,000  1,000,000  2,000.000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  -> 000,000  000,060  1,000.000  2,000  (100,000  000,000  000,000  000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  ' Too.oob  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  Too, 000  000,000  50,000  1,000,000  T5o,ooo  1,000,000  4oo  1,000,000  l;2oo^odo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  - 00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000    1,000,000  1  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 Op  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  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  00  00  0(1  00  00  00  ���������1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5 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  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1' 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ' 1 00  1 00  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  ~l"oo  1 00  1 00  00  lo 00  1 00  -1 00  1 00  __1 08s  3 0 10  0 11  0 10  0 10  oou*  0 JO  0 10  0 Oi)  0 10  OOG  .0 15  0 03  0 25,  0 22  0 lti  0 18}  0 04  0 12  '��������� 0 20  0 20 '  0 05..  0 11  0 10  0   8  0 15  '  0 15  -0 18.  0 17  Jl) 10  0   5  0 015  0   tfj  0 05  . 0'2()  0 41  0 00  0 IU  0 5U  0 5  0 10  7 _0  0 20  0 12  0 18  Oil  008  0 08  0 15  0 7  0 25.  0 55  0 0!)i  0 Iii  0 12  0 0!)  0 10  0 20  0 15  0 07  0 12.  0 74  020  0 10  0 05  0 10  0 20  0 IS  0 10  0 14.  0   74  0 of-4  ' 0 19 ���������  'OOS  0 50  0 094  0-531  0 50"  1:������  2 50  0 00  0 25  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whero no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  New Denver.  March 2.1-  Kilo Fraction���������N V McNaught to Frank K  Strohn, 4.  Wedge Fraction���������L W Hohensee to Win  Harris,!.  Unssctt ii, Susan G, Susan S 4 each, Susan M,  $20,000 option; also. $50,000 option on 4 in Wedge  traction and Kilo Fraction and J in Superior  and If ilo-Grank 1. Strohn and Wm Harris to  Wm Inonilinson.  Howling Green���������Joseph Law to Chas E  Andorson, 4, 9*00.  Isis-Augnst Schuoler to II B Fletcher, J.  Gentle Annie���������Same, \.  March 24r-  Rig Timber-Miles McGill to Jas Bo we-, i." *  Mary Mac���������John D McLeod to Harvey W  BrauB, i.foOO.'  Stanton Fraction 4 and Rocky Mountain. 4���������  Frank Hansen to Peter A McDougald,  Norway���������Oscar Sampson toS L Goldburg, I.'  Vollcria-J D Farrell to Frank Cox, 2-5.  M'ircli 25���������  Niino.v Loc���������Duncan S Forbes to Hugh D  McMillan .4. - ���������  Ciilt-B SI Walton to John M Donncllv, 4.  White Swan���������Peter Lindnuist to Joseph  Pavne, ?150.  Sunshine N'o4���������Same, i, 8150.  ��������� Liberal No 3���������Jas A Stewart to IID Cameron  ^ Southern Bell���������W Davis to R Straingeway, j|  Hinckley���������Thos Shea to The Hinckley and  Black Colt. Mining Co. $1000.  Hlack Colt���������Same.  Hinckley and Black ������olt-W F Mcllick, C D  Porter, Horace Thorne. Jos II McArthur to the  Hinckley and Black Colt M Co.  March 2<1���������  Ji.nrly Birid-J K Torney to Ratnuis Maklc, J.  Silver Leaf���������Edwa-d shannon to G II Wood-  Icy, <!���������  Prescott Fruclion���������N F McNaught to W C  McKinnon I, and to Hugh Brady. 4.  Kaslo.  March 29���������  Ilattie L-W K Lcighton to W Christie,  Lawrence Goodacre, and Tho s Shot bolt, J.  Kv.i May���������A l������ Williams to same parties, _.  Voyageuro���������HerbcrtCuthbert to B C G F  Development & I Co. _  S'ockholm���������Chas Bor^stroin to Chas B Jerk-  ncss.}.  Silver Bell Fraction���������AV Hanson to K L Burnet, 4, $500.  Hour Paw Fraction��������� K L Burnet to W Hanson. 8100.  Liberal���������Andrew Jardine to Ben Norman,  Siooo.  Hunker Hill and Theresa M���������F J Sullivan  and J A Oito to Alec Craig.  March 30-  Silvcr Bell Fract ion���������W Hanson and K S  Burnet to O G J_abaree, option. per banked  agreement, form not specified.  Kootenay Star \. Treadwell ai d Democrat \���������  E A McNaughton to A E Criss. $800.  Morning Star���������H Hill and J.Hill to E J Hudson, _, 8400,  March 31-  Siher H.ar-T J Walker to thc Silver Bear  MCo, S2501.    -  Great Northern���������Ed Tennyson to J C Ryan.  opt ion $7000; 8800 cash balance on or before 251 h  Nov.'98.  Chancellor-John l'.Wnll to Thoma������ Wall.  liOtus and Duplex���������J W Livers and LA Lemon to J Couch Flanders. $3000 cash.  Silver Queen J, S B {, Susan B 4, Eagle Bird,  Rachel Gordon, Gold Rug, Marsdcn,. Lizzie  Fuller, You Bet 4 in each��������� EdBauin toM J.  WnMi.  Kelly Bnrke 4, Youba Dam 4. Jack Poti.  Lov-U .., Walsh's Luck 4���������M J Walsh to Ed  Buum.  April 1���������   '     .  Homer 4, Coridor 4���������P M Schonburg to John  II Alexander.  Poet 4; Coridor J���������Chas Taylor to same..  Mayflower and Bullion���������W II Cain toTG  "Proctor. $2250. r^   Kniogonc���������Wm White to P A McPhee and R  Elliott 1-3.  WANT THE EARTH.  A MONOPOLY TO BE ESTABLISHED  IN WEST KOOTENAY.  A Cvmimm}- I* Becking w Hlnnkrl Charier  Wl-hla a  Ka-IIUH ������r FKly Milr* of  the Cliy of ItoKHliiml.  OXFOKD WON.  000  - (Dividends paid to date arc as follows: Le  Roi, 8___5,000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  $140,000; ���������Idaho"$20,000; Slocan Star; $350,000;  Reco. $100,000: Rambler 825,000. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid dividends. . "  KOOTENAY   AND   THE C   P.   H  Tills lllslri.-- has liivcn (lint lluil.v.iy 1111  Kiiormuiix Volume or IIiisIiic*k.  Tlie .annual meeting of tho Canndian  .Pacific Kailway company was held at  Montreal last "Wednesday and tho  proceedings were unanimous throughout. The president stated that the  financial condition of the company  ,\vas "excellent and he pointed out,the  -fact that large savings have lately  heen made in the luaiutcnence of tho  road and cost of transportation,  the result of improvements made during the last few yeaes.  The directors" consider that one of  the most encouraging features in the  affairs of the company is the wide attention the mines of British Columbia  are attracting and the great activity  which prevails there. The effect of  the mining developments in Kootenay  last yeav is manifest, in. the increase of 21 per cent, in the freight  and passenger earnings of the Pacific  division, .which embraces the lines between the Columbia river and the Pacific . coasts The new traffic -contributed besides to the earnings of the  rest'of the system.  A Wide Tire Acl.  Kooalai.-..  March 27-    .  Kxpcrience -J W 11 Ross to T M Carr.  Dan Dean and One-half���������Felix Buel to Ross  Thompson. ��������� ��������� ���������    ������������������       '  Diamond Flush and Ace of Diamonds���������Jacob  Schmitt. Thomas Prest and N- H Lester to J H  Good and James M Clark. '  ~ Dinmood Flush, Ace.of Diamonds, Lone Star  ���������James H Good and J M Clark to the Rosslnnd  Green Mountain Mining and - Development Co.  Mount Ranier, Mount Hood, Mount Carlton  -E S Clark and J  W Parker to J B Daniell,  John Sinclair and Thomas Mayne Daly,  April 1- ,      . .        '  Blue Jay���������Thomas Kitchen to Thomas Walls  Lulu-J B Bono to M W Sullivan. 4.  - IX L and Lion���������IIW Atkinson. E B Bushel),  R jM Grogan nnd A Allen to M K Dunlop.' 4 in  each.  Doncaster���������Hiram Morrison to George Dean,  April 3-  Goldcn King Fraction���������F W Bauer to Thos  Parker.  Golden���������G Harrison to D J Hughe?, 4.  April 5��������� . - .   '  Blue!- Eagle No 2 -II W. Melton to Franklin  Mullen", 4.  Viola No 2-G A Smith to J A Cameron, MS.  I X L and Lakevinw-D A Good to W H  Cooper and A C Gait.  I'earl-K Secley to 11 E Lawry, J,  Boll Boy-D C Beach to 11 A Connell, 4.  Bell Boy-D C Beach to Thos Farrell, 4..  fourth of July���������Phil Inglcsby to J McTcer  Repass. 4.  "  rse-J R Bailev to J W Fear.  .-3.  . L Root.  j. i^uu, j.������vu.i^, j__.u*o-<i., iu.u.wuaiid Birthday-F H Gee to Mrs Thos Gee. 1-3,  J. M. Kellie, M. P.P.. has introduced a  bill _D the legislative assembly -which  provides that no wagon or vehicle carrying a load of more than 2000 avoirdupois  may be drawn or driven on any highway  in the province unless the tires on said  vehicle are at least four inches in width.  Farther, it provides that no person shall  be allowed to drag any logs over any of  the highways in British Columbia. The  act specially applies to the district of  West Kootenay and east of the Cascade  range of mountains.  Xo Combine.  So far as can be ascertained, there has  beeo no arrangement made by the C. P.  K-, the Great Northern and Northern  Pncific railways with regard to transcontinental and Pacific coast business, "all  rumors to the contrary, notwithstanding.  The Inst two Americau roaus named ore  connections of the Grand Trunk railway  system and it is understood to have been  largely at their .instigation . that the  Grand Trunk entered into its rate war  with the C.P.R. over Kootenay traffic.  It is not likely, therefore, that they  should now be making traffic nrrange-  meiits with the C.P.li.  The West Kootenay Power and  Light company now seeking to obtain  monopolistic legislation from thc Provincial parliament arc fourfold.  Firstly, they desire to supply power,  light and lieat by compressed ail- aud  electricity to the inhabitants, cities,  town, inines, etc., within 11 radius of  30 miles of Rossland. Secondly, to  construct and maintain buildings, erections or other works, and to enter  upon and expropriate lands for a site  for power houses and other works, etc.  Thirdly, to construct, maintain and  operate single and double. lines of  tramways and street railways in the  cities and towns and throughout.the  said district of West Kootenay.  Fourthly, to erect poles, stretch wires,  aiid maintain and operate telephone  systems in the 'cities and towns and  throughout the said district of West  Kootenay.  ; Thc people of British Columbia  should he grateful that a fifth power  was not inserted allowing these bold  promoters proprietary rights over thc  air "ad coolum," so that they might  ievy a tax on Norwegian' hallonist explorers should unpropitious atmospherical currents drive tneni into thc regions of West. Kootenay.  Clause 0 allows' two of these concession hunters to form a quorum, and  any one of the provisional directors  has unlimited power of disposition.  Clause 9 confers, inter alia, the'mere  bagatelle to erect and place an electric  line,- cable, main, wire, pipe,' or other  compressed air and electric apparatus  above or. below ground along, over, or  across any street, bridge or highway,  etc.; arid to erect poles and place pipes  in such manner as the company shall  think fit. ��������� This clause does not contain one restrictive word.  Clause 12 gives these monopolistic  promoters most extraordinary exemptions for-distress for.rent or execution  under any process of law, where any  of their property happens to be in the  premises of others. Why should they  be favored by being legislated out of  the operation of the law as applicable  to others? What' valuable consideration are these promoters putting tip  for such exemptions?-   . _  Clause. 16 very generously allows  the company to construct, maintain,  complete and operate street railways  and tramways, with all neeussary  switches, side tracks, and heaven  knows -what else, through all the  liounds . and limits of the specified  part of West Kootenay. This clause  does not specifically mention whether  a traincar can. be projected to the  moon, and it would be a fine point for  some jurist to.settle, definitely, else  they will artfully attempt to construct  an aerial tramway to the coast cities  to the prejudice of terrestrial roads.  Clause. 18 merely obliges the company to advertise in thc Gazette iind  in some brie paper in'West Kooteuay  and points between which it is proposed to-build such railways and the  general /route of the same. Why  should they.not be. compelled to advertise in a paper published in the  place directly affected by their line?  .'Clause 10 gives power to the Lleu-  tenant-Governor-in-Council to determine and'sanction the .construction of,'  tramways through private property  and railway lands.  Clause 22 confers power to construct  lines of telephones anywhere throughout the district of West Kootenay.  Clause 29 makes it "lawful for thc  company, as they shall see fit, to enter  into and upon any land of any person,  expropriate, hold and enjoy such part  or parts thereof and to take all timber,  stone, gravel, sand ond other material." Will the country tinder, this  clause set up a right without the necessity of a miner's license of extracting gold and silver from the heavily  mineralized rock find gravel bars of  Kootenay?  Clause *t further propitiates. these  grasping monopolists by lopping off  five years from the statute of limitations. If some owner happens to be  out of the country and only becomes  aware of a right of action against the  company one year after it arises, lie  will be barred. This is a direct contravention of the law of the land.  Clause 39 prescribes that "the company shall begin the construction of  its lines for conveying electricity within six months from the passage of tbis  act," What lines? There are no mention of any specified lines in the act.  The company can run anywhere and  everywhere and then with; charming  indefiniteness the company must build  "its lines" within six months.  Within the area affected by this bill  are located Rossland, Nelson. Trail,  Say ward," Salmo, Kobson, Cascade  City, Grand Forks," Greenwood City,  Anaconda, Boundary Falls, Midway  and many of the best known mining  camps, nearly all of which nre in their  infancy.  To give such, power with incidental  privileges of monumental extent' to  this octupus company means the creation of a -gigantic monopoly. The  passage of this bill will place in private  hands practical control over a wide' extent of territory. But the legislators  seem to think that itis all right.  The   Circnt   Annual    limit    Ituce   011   l!i<-  Vlvcr Thames.  The ��������� Oxford-Oambriilge University  boat race wns won by Otford Inst Saturday afternoon.  The weather was bad for boating, the  sky overcast, tbe wind gusty, some rain  fnlling and the atmosphere cold and raw.  The water between Putney and Cbiswick  was very choppy, which was iD favor of  the Oxford crew.  The betting was five to one on Oxford.  The usual crowds assembled at nil points  of vantage on the course.  The Cambridge crew were first to  embark, having won the toss, and chose  the Middlesex side of the river.  The start was made at 2.21 p.m , and  at Dukeshead, Cambridge was leading  slightly. At "Walden's, Ox������ford had the  same lead. At Crabtree, one mile, one  tnrloDg and 100 yards from the start,  Oxford was lending by a quatterofa  length. At the soap works, oue mile  three furlongs and 20 yards from the  start, Oxford had a lead of half a length.  At the Lead Mills, one mile, six furlongs  nud 50 yards, Oxford bad slightly increased their lead, and at Dover, one mile  seven furlougs and 60 yards, the boats  were in the same position, Oxford rowing  n stroke of 33 to the minute and Cambridge pulling nt 32. At Devonshire  Meadow, Oxford was leading by 2A  lengths. At 2.40 Oxford shot under  Barnes' bridge, three miles four furlongs  nud 20 yards from the start, two lengths  in the lead. Oxford has now 31 out of  oi rnces rowed, and has.been the winuer  for eight years ia succession.  ME- KITCHEN DEAD-  ���������    New Slocan lake Sleuwer.  The now steamer now being bnilt by  the, Canadian PaciS". Railway at Roseberry, Slocan lake, is now ready for the  paiuters acd finishers. Her engines are  on band ready for placing a3 soon as  the boilers arrive. The shaft for the  paddle wheel is in position.   The boat  _ will be launched in about three weeks'  i time.  The Lrxisliiliirc Adjourns Out ofltesiirrl lo  Ills Memory.  CiiiiiiiiWAcK, April 5.���������Mr. Thomas E.  Kitchen, M .P. P., is dead.  Victoria, April 5.-- (Special.) ���������The  house adjourned today out of respect on  the death of Mr. Kitchen. His old chair  iu the Assembly was wholly covered with  crape while a wreath of lillies was placed  on the desk. Viemier Turner, when the  house met, moved a resolution of regret  nnd condolence to the widow'nnd the adjournment of the house till tomorrow.  Mr. Semlin seconded the resolution nnd  spoke feelingly of his old colleague. The  resolution carried and the house adjourned at 2:10 p. m, Mr. Sword will attend the funeral tomorrow.  Mr. Kitchen was born at Uaver-  thwnite, Cumberland.Englnnd, 1852. He  Lad beeu a resident of Chilliwack for  nearly twenty years. He was first elected  to the provincial legislature in 1890, and  wns n conscientious ncd honorable man  nud bitterly opposed to the policy of the  government. ���������  Where nre you nt.  If Mr. C H. Cushmnn, who lived iri  Tombstone, Arizona during the years  1881 and 1882, will communicate with  The Minek, he will learn something to  his advantage.  The Election  Is  creating  great  excitement, but no more than our  Shoe store.  In this store can be found the leading lines of Men's,  Women's and  Children's Best Shoes at Right Prices.  Come and be satisfied.  _>/<  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co.  ZtSHEIjSOIISr  t  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  ������       SATISFACTION   GlJ A RAIN* TEE p.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.     .'  E. 5. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po i>ol Monkey WiUi Wili CaU.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiries.  PRIVATE BOARD.  TJEUSOXS desiring a puriuunont and quiet  4- Hoawlinu pluco. cither hy day or week,  will find it nt. thu Woods' Ulock, on anil after  Al.ri.1 1st.      (-78) MUS. G. II. WOODS.  Tin**   -'OMWItl.i *V KOOTKXAV It HI. MAY  A-I.) \.lVH-.lTIOSi <--l_.lV.___V.  T^OTICK i������ hereby given tlmt plan, profile  i^l nnd hook of reference of a branch of the  above railway from Slocan City to a junction  with the Xafchsp and Slocan Railway near  Uosehery, are now on tile in tho Uuul Registry  Ollice, Victoria. J.  U. TOWXI_KV,  ���������    Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C.. Marcli Hist, 180"..        (���������-_.))  __: ..Notice of Application for Liquor Ljcepso.  TAKE notice tliat I, A. Lapoint, will apply  to the (Jold Commissioner of West Koolenay, H. C, thirty days after dato, for a license  to sell liquor hy retail at tho Montreal Hotel  in the town of Ainsworth in said district.  .    A. LAI'OINT.  Dated at Xelson, li. C, this thirty-first day  of March, 1?97.     . (">������)  NOTICE.  NOTICK is hereby K'vcn. that sixty days  from date hereof, we intend to apiily lo  thc Chief Commissioner of ljimls ami Works  for permission to purcha.io llie following de  scribed land, situated in tho Xelson Division of  West Kootenay: Coiimienciiif. at a post at  the south-west corner of l.ot.iM Group I, West  Kootenay; thence west, 80 chains; tlieiice north  80 chains; thence enst 80 chains; thence south  SO chains to the point of commencement eon-  tuiniiiK '>!() acres more or less.  TIIK 1IAU> MIXKS ,I.i).  Dated Xelson, H.C.. Sth March, 18517.      1.-7:1)  M. Pes prisay & Co.  Grocery and  .MI-ED _BO_HI^L_IsrTS  NELSON,  _..'_  _B. O.  MR. SMITH & CO  .Biscuit Manufacturers.  ^T_EtIT_E3    IFOJR   FBIOE   XiIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (a 12)  NELSON SODA -WATER FAGTORY  MANUFACTURERS. OF  All   Kinds  of  Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY. ...  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.  ���������KOOTENAY-HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  .   i  Vernon Street, a Nelson, Ii. C. j  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First CI..S8  Bar  in  connection.     Trim-  sient rates 1 easonuble.       (oB'i)  FOR SALE,  P.  O.   Pox   88.  Te.epHoije   31,  391  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Storta,  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. .1. V.. Itfi'ksnu. linker SI.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ka^lo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared, to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at .reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    530  ���������ta������BEC of Time.  On and after March 28, the Northern  Pacific railway will make close connections with the Spokane Falls & Northern  railwaj'at Spokane, enabling passengers  to maie tlie trip between Portland and  the sound cities and points io the Kootenay country withont layover io Spokane,  as west bound train leaves Spokane at  103B5 p. m. and arrives from the west at  650 a. xo. (585)  Time Tabic Xo. I.      To take effect Feb. J. IS'JT.  '- -   KASTDOIH-D.  No. _' pas-enj_;er (daily except Siind.iy)  leaves liossland .-  1:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:0U p.m  Xo. 2 passenger (daily except Sundny)  leaves Rossland  ":00 a.m  ArrivesatTra.il 8:00 am  WESTBOUND.  Xo. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 8:15 a. rn  Arrive- in Ito-a-lnnd lti.00ii.ui  Xo. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 5:15 p.m  Arrives in liossland: 7.00 p.m  Connections made with   all  boats arriving  and. departing from Trail.  General Office-: K. V. G L'TKLl U__,  Trail R. C. Gcncr.il Supt.  Thos. Dunn % Co.,L'd.  DEALERS IN  IMS'  BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLIES.  ������.1U AMI SI1EKT  _K...\, MIXr.KV I'lCKS, IUB A_-1������  SHEET STEEL,  MIM-ltS'SHOVELS. WI UK RO PES, MAXILLA ROPES,  1>Y.V_..HTE   ELSE AXD CAPS.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  CO.'S  (���������33)  QUICKSILVER,  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  ���������v-j_^_j>tcotj"V"__e__Et:. b. c. THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, APRIL id, 189;.  SCOTT ELECTED.  RosslaiU-'s Municipal Election Gives  liim a big Majority as  Mayor.  liobert Scott, the people's candidate  for the mayorality of liossland, wns  elected last AVednesday by a majority of  ] 14. I fe polled 58C votes. His opponent,  0. 0. Lalonde, received '171.  Tliei-ldeimen elected were G. A.Fraser,  Hector McPherson, J. li. Johusou, II. J.  liaymor, \V. A. Campbell nnd H. S.  Wallace.  There wero 1,007 votes cast iu ltoss-  laiid's first municipal election.  Great enthusiasm prevailed during  the day but otherwise the election passed  oil" in a very orderly inauiicr.  Tbe news of Scott's success was received with great delight by his supporters.  Major Scott was botu in Gall, Out.,  August 22, 1841. Ho is tbe possessor of  a comfortable fortune made by his own  industry and business judgement. He  was three times mayor of bis native city  and ** has had extensive experience in  politics. Mr. Scott went to Eossland in  August, 1890 and has siuce manifested  great public-spiriteduess.  MININa TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  Fiiiiioii-t Lake Superior Ml no.  The famous Silver Islet mine on Lake  Superior, which closed down in 1870,  may be opened up again. Up to the  time this mine was abaudoned it had  paid $4,000,000 in dividends and produced some of the richest ore in the  world. It was abandoned on account of  the water which got iu and gained headway through a peculiar freak of fortune.  The Canadian Pacific was not built in  those days, and the coal necessary to run  the pumps had to be brought in by boat.  The Consort, bound for the mine with  the wiuter's supply of con], was frozen in  near the south shore, and when the supply of coal on hand was exhausted, the  pumps were stopped and the mine soon  tilled up. Misfortune then struck the  directors in many ways; the manager  died and he was soon followed by the  secretary and one of the other directors.  The stockholders soon lost faith, with  the result that the reopening of the mine  has not taken place to this day.  Similar} Cases.  , Judge Forin last Monday heard several cases for breach of sanitary regulations and with the exception of two  continued all for one week'! The two  cases disposed of were A. li. Shannon  who. .Was fined $5 and costs and J.  Stewart who was fined $1 and costs.  All parties wero represented legally.  Tenders Wanted.  1 The Canadian Pacific Kailway Company will receive tenders until April 20,  1897 for the privilege of operating the  bars on the steamers Nakusp and Kootenay on the Columbia Eiver and the  steamer Slocan on Slocan Lake, for one  year from the flrst of May 1897, said  tenders to bo made either for each  steamer separately or -for the three.  Rental to be paid monthly in advance.  The highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. For full particulars as to  testimonials and guarantee required, and  accommodation to be furnished address  the undersigned at Nelson. Ii. C.  **    "'* J. W.TEOUP,  002)     Superintendent C. & K. Steamers.  ���������A-SSA-lTJJvrG-.  Silver���������50 cents.  Gold and Silver���������$1.00.  Gold, Lead and Silver���������$1.50.  Copper, Gold, Lead and Silver���������$2.00.  WALTER J BROWN,  Clements & Hillyer Building.     ;  .'>01' NELSON,  B.  C.  ZETIIRE] _E__C.A_.X_Xi  Tuesday and Wednesday  April 20th and 21st.  'The . distinguished'  DRAMATIC SOPRANO  Anpsta OIr_l.01-R.11a.1l  and the new  LYRIC   STAR.  iVcl.SOll.  April 3-  Lalla Kookh, W J llryun, Pocohontas, Doubting Thomas, Uiiby, haiiihert���������J Trcnibatli to (J  J Anderson, ., JJj.  A Lincoln, IC At���������W KuUedgc to M O JMonag-  lli_.Il.  i.  April 5���������  Toronto, Emo Fraction���������IE Jlclntyre to F A  Haiid.  Ulue Kyed Nellie���������A J Campbell to N McLeod, J.  Same���������N _McLcod to UliieKycd Nellie Mining  Co, 1,000,000 shares,  Silver Queen���������Andrew Bnrucss to J Clark, }.  Daisy liellc���������II M Hurketo.I Clark, \.  Wellington, Croesus, Josephine, Midas, Oro-  nheno. Gold CM II���������1.11 Northy to the Tobasco  Prospecting and Kxploratinn Co.  Lookout���������J Wilson, notice of purchase from  I- Omellettc.  Liverpool���������S Parker to A1- McKenzie and H  H Lovejoy, | to each and to \V O Sanford 4.  Toronto, Drill, Nil Dcspuranduni��������� P Kouth,  S J Graham, G Owens and J Albano to J Gore  and T Geegson.  Minnie S, Galena Lady���������J Sunipf to II C  l.rougher, 1.  Stella 11-Stclla Hartley to J Sunipf, J.  Wide Awake i, Big Sheep J, Galena lack )���������  II C Broughcr to J Sunipf.  Double ICaglc���������Stella il.irtlcy to II C Broughcr and J Sumpf, ..  April (i���������  Knob Hill, Kureka���������A D Quenville to A B  McKenzie, 1.       ��������� .    '  White Swan���������M McGilvery to A B McKenzie.  Boston No l-O J Hand ley to J Bodcll. J, 8100  Carson, Boston No 2���������F W Ahefeld to J Bodcll, _, $100.  April 7���������  Nelson���������XV Payne Robinson to T A Mills, A.  Winnipeg���������W Perkins to G Higinbotham.  NKW   LOCATIONS.  Xi.lson.  April 5���������  Snowstorm���������T A Gossett, J McRvoy, K  \  Roberts,  It  W McFarland, on Eric Mountain,  H mile from north fork station.  April 0���������  .lolin Wcstlcj'���������A Jeffreys, at Deer Park adj  west sido of townsite.  Copper Prince���������C Dutton, C Lawrence, 00 ft  north C & IC lly and .Y| mile west Nelson.  Copper Crown���������Same, on C & K lly HU miles  west of Nelson, adj Blue Bird.  April 7���������  Sentinel���������G Baillod, 21 miles from Kootenny  rivor on divide between Bird and Hover creeks  Juniper���������J Sturgeon, '. mile from Kootenny  river on above divide, adj Transvaal. ���������  April 0���������  Yarmouth���������T XV Bingay,  on  cast fork  of,  north fork Salmon river adj Western Slope.  PKOPUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOH-1897 UP  TO DATE.  OBE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via ICaslo  -,70!).'  Slocan via Nakusp  2,0421  Hossland via Nortliport 5.1)15   ���������  Kossland via Nelson      52  Tons  T..3.tH  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House...$ 0S8,__t0.28  Kevelstoke (Nakusp)    2!)2,110.������5  l,280,t>l_-93  Average value per ton, ������73.833  HIODUCE OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  519}  Trail Smelter Matte    22m  2779"  Total valuo, S1,21_,:.92._G  "     "   of ore and niatle exported, ^2,191,312.79  ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Kelurus Slucc Uih|   .Veck.  VIA NAKUSI',  Slocan Star to Omaha.     -10  Hustler "             20  Idaho to Omaha UO  170  Total valuo, $17,999.  Average value per ton, $105,870.  VIA    XOKTIirOIiT.  Le Hoi to Tacoma    2-0  Lo Itoi 10 Everett    -70  - -     - " _90  Total  value of ore exported for tho week,  ?83,C(i0.55 .  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  _J_^_' TraU Smcltor_ [Mattel.^.j ......   . SO  ������������������        "Value of nnitte and "ore exported for the"  week $85,512.23.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  o  April. ��������� " 5    .. (5 7 j     8        9  Silveu.. .(il. -. .61.!. .01....Gl:|.. .013  (Bar)    ,  LKAD... .3.:i0.. .3.30. .3.30. .3.30. .3.30  MILK COWS  in their beautiful and interesting-  Folk Song Recital  including a choice .selection of Folk  Songs of Scandinavia.  Popular   Ballads   of   Ireland,   Germany, France and America.  Selections from   the   Grand Operas  and Duets by Standard  Composers. *   604  Will open  Next week  FOR SALE  Several Urst-elus-i milk cows for sale. Very  gentle and just, calved, .liaised in the valley.  Prices moderate.   Apply to  AVm. COUCH,  fiOO Kootenay Kiver, B.C., I'ortHill P.O.,Idaho.1  NOTICE.  ASSKSSMJ-NT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  HEVKNUJi TAX.  X ELSON* DIVISION' OK WEST KOOTENAY DISTUICT.  "fcTTOTICE is hereby given in accordance with  r-iA the statutes, Lhat Provincial Kevenue  Tax and all taxes levied under t.he Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1897. All of tho  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of \.'e?t Koolenay, assessed by me,  are payable at my oflice at Kaslo, B.C.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following  rates, viz:���������  Kour-lifllisof one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate otlier 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 (he following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, ono and one.quarter of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of ono per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Threo per cent, on thu assessed value of wild  land. I f paid on or before the 30th of June 1897:  Tliree-lifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land. One  half of one percent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one percent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one* quarter of ono  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one percent. Two iind one half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  I'rovincial revenue tax S3.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1S97. 527  NOTICE.  "VfOTfCK is hereby given thattiO days after  13. date I intend to apply to lhe lion, the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of unoccupied  Crown Lands situated in West Kootenay District and more particularly described its follows :���������Commencing atthe northwest corner of  lot 527 group one, thence cast 10 chains, thence  north SO chains, thence west -10 chains, thence  south 8(1 chains* to point of commencement.  Dated, Victoria, B.C., Keb. 22nd, 18.97.  502 W. O. CA1.T1.K.  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  larkot.   Largest Works in  P. S. BAII.Y, l'rcbl.  JOS. MONNIG, Sec.  Established  1SS0.    .  A general  Ore Market.   Largest  Colorado.   Modern  Hills and Maclil.icry at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIOS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE ORE SAMPLING 00.  Gold Bullion Bought.   347       Denver, Colorado  ai Trading Co., Li  Strs.  International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in effect February 1st, 1897.   Daily  except Sunday.   Subject to change  without notice.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bav, Balfour, Way Points  5:30a.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot    -  Bay, Balfour, Way Points  -1:10 p.m.  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passenger trains of the X. & V. S. It. R. to and  from Northport, Kossland and Spokane.  Lv        ("ArNorthport 12:30 pin."! Ar  Kaslo     -{   " Hossland     3:25 p 111. y     Kaslo  5:30 am    (."Spokane      7:00 pin. J      8 p,. m.  Lv Spokane 7:00 a 111  Ar at Kaslo 8 p m  Lv ltosslaml 10:30 a 111  ". "        "  Lv Northport 1:27 p in  "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage checked to all United Slates points. ���������    ���������  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr.  Kaslo, Jan. 30, 1897.   Head Oflice at Kaslo, B.C.  AT0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  SOLID    VESTIBULE!)  TRAINS.  MODERN    EQUIPMENT  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,-  and all points east, also   European  S.S. tickets.  TIME SCHEDULE.  No. 1 AVest,       depart,        10:55 p. 111.-  No. 2 East, " 0:10 a. m.  Close connections at Spokane with Nelson &  Fort Sheppard Railway to and from Kootenay  points.  For information, time cards, "maps  and tickets call on or write  .1*. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -011-  A. 1). UHAKLTON,   .    -     *   , '        c .      ,  ���������   Asst. G-iiLrPa-s' Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  rorlliiml, oil Oregon.  Announcement,  RUFUS D RAH AM- & CO. -      " .  ���������will open a���������~  First Class  '  -���������. ��������� Kestaurant  on Baker street, one door east of  Josephine street, during- the middle  or latter part of next week.  A First Class Meal.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASL07  SANDON  QTJABTZ^OEBB---:.'  Fresh and Salted Meats  All kinds  of  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B.C.  VICTORIA, B. C. j       ,;* ; " ,        LONDON, England.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants, : Shippers: and : Importers  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B ,0.  DEALERS IN'  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  J. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J. E: W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B, C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  Xlg&r* The Kaslo Branch, was opened on Monday, March 15th. 572  Headquarters for  MOTORS.  ENGINES  BOILERS  SOLE -IIA-.I'FACTI'KEUS OF Till.  Kendall Bund Mill,  B. C. Shiugle Machines,   .  Steam Log Hauling Miichiuos,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and Harbor Dredges,  King Ditching Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  ._.i_E..r- ������<���������:_  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"  .-EKEKAL    iOIIM������EK8,     E\������l.\_  EEKS,   IIOII.EK   -HAKEKS,  mid Manufacturers of  a 11 <__<!-is  <:r s.'a.iumi.. .  Si w Mill mci Jlnr'i.eWoik u  FprciiiJty.  ALL ���������������->_.__   --IIAUAKTEED  Kcup in Slock a Full Supply of Kn  Kinocrs'nnd Mill Supplies, i-iping  i-.nA FilliiiMS,   Lniss Goods,  El11.in Fitting?, Ktc.  Tstin litis fer toilers Mill engine  en application.  Mail   Orders!    Receive  Attention.  Prompt  [CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  Telephone 316.   r.O. Drawer 4...  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  V'A.JSropTrV'EB, IB. o.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company nt Vancouver, nnd are contingent upon strikes, accidenta  and other delays'unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  m   %on^ott1Dtll  Envelopment an&  fining Company  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and. work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay, British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated.under the British Columbia "Companies'  Act,  1890," and amending,acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25, cents each, of  which 360,000'fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 2,00,000 will be available for working capital. ., ,      ' ;.���������,  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers, Hardware NIercharit,  Kaslo.  .  A.  Whealer, Barrister-at-law, Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the'bffice of 'W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo.  *435  CANADIAN PACIEJC BAILWAT  _A_.3Sf*D   SOO. -P-A-dl-FIO . LIJSTEJ...  The most direct route to  PACIFIC COAST, EASTERN AND EUROPEAN POINTS.  Through Tickets to and from all parts of the world.  KOOTENAY TIME CARD-  STEAMERS   AND  TRAINS.    "  ,       In effect February 1st, 1897 , ..  TIIE   SURVEYORS  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  It Is IlicWofil _Ho.lcri---iE<.U-pnie-i-.  II Is llie Hei-Vlci.! Jtnllc-I Line.  It lias a ICock-llallaKt Boaillictl.  II (.'rouses No Strait Desserts.  It l_  tbe Only Muc^Kunnluii  LaxHrJotu  Club Kiiom; Cam.  It Is Notcil for the Courtesy of Its Employes.  It Isltlie Only, line. Sr-rvliiKiMeals on tbe  a lnZ__arte]*.tMn.i.  THROUGH    THE   .  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive & Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete infoi niation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. a. Ry., or  ���������. ti. I-I.VOX, Cieneral Agent.  Spokane, .Wa������b.  V. I. -.VIIITKEV, C. V. ������t T. A.,  351_______ _____���������^__-st.-I'nnl, Jllnni^-���������  SOUTHBOUND    -  Leave Arrowhead, Monday,.Wed-     -  ,  ncsdiiy and Friday  19 o'clock  ��������� Ahiuvk: Xnkusp, Monday, Wednesday and Friday .'  24   ���������-"  fLEAVK Xakvisp, Tuesday. Thursday  I    and Saturday....". :  7;30    "    -  "1 Aiikivk Sandon. Tuesday, Thurs-  I,   dav and Saturday :.ll:30i"  Lkavk  Nakusp,  Tuesday,- Tlnirs-  ."  day and Saturday ..2_:..0 "  Ai.uivK Hobson,   Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday '.  13      "  "Leavk l.obson (for Nelson) Tue.s-.        .    ,  day, Thursday and Saturday  11:30  "  Arkivk Nelson, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday   10  Leavk Nelson for Kaslo, Tuesday, -     . . ���������  Thursday and Saturday  Mi      "  "| Alt ill vi. Kaslo, Tuesday, Thurs<lay  I.   and Satunluy  19:30 '"  Leave Hobson for Trail, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday  11      "  AKKIVU Trail, Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday '.  17      "  NORTHUOUND *'���������'-���������  Leave Trail,  Tuesday,  Thursday  and Saturday : ���������. ..   8      "  Akkivk Robson, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday   12      ,"  J  Leave Kaslo'for Nelson,.Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday..."    7     o'ulk  AmtivK Nelson, Tuesday, Thursdav  .-ami Saturday ".  10:30   "  C Leave Nelson for 'tobson, Tuesday  J    Thursday and Saturday  10:30   "  I Ahkive Robson. Tuesday, Thui-s-  I.   day and Saturday "... 12:00- "  ��������� Leave Robson for North, Tuesday,  Thursday and Saturday  Mi       "'  ("Leavk Sandon, daily except Sun- -  I    day  13:20   "  I Ahkive Nakusp, daily except Sun- -  .   day  17:20   "  ���������Leave Nakusp, Sunday. Wednesday and Friday '    7:30   "  Ahkive Arrowhead. Sunday, Wednesday and Friday  11        "  Connecting with train for north.  Steamer "Lytton" makes daily trip excepting  Sunday, between Trail and Northport  Leaving Trail at 8 o'clock.. Arriving at  Northport at 10.  Returning, Leaves Northport at 11 o'clock.  Arriving at Trail at 17 o'clook.  Steamer "Kokanee" daily between Nelson  and Kaslo, leaving Kaslo as per schedule; Sundays leaving Kaslo at _ o'clock, arriving Nelson  12:30 o'clock, rcturuing:lcaviiiK Nelson Mondtiv  10 d*cloc-_',.i-r_iving Kaslo 13:30.  For Tickets and full particulars as td rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. It.'  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  H. M. McGKEGOl..   . u GEO. McL. BROWN,  Traveling Pass."Agt., Nelson. . Dist. Pass. Astt. Vancouver  son  Spokane Fails &  Northern RY  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  -The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Kossland-  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.20 p.m.  "   10:30 "  ROSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.30 a.m. SPOKANE   "   6.30 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Biver and Boundary Greek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  , TIME CARD' NO. I.  MEATS!     _MI_E3_A.T  Prices Right,  aa  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or 0write \V. T. STEWARD,  Box 39 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has' been  opened  in  connection  with the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FRESH. AIEATS.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods    m    Great Variety  Going West.        '   Daily Going East.  Leave ������.00 n. m.   Kaslo" Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.30 a. m.   South Fork "    '*      3.15 p.m.  "���������    9.38 a. m.   Sproule's "      2.155p.m.  "     9.51 a, m.   Whitewater  .  "      2.00.p.m  "    10.03 a. m.   Bear Lake '       1.48 p.m  "    10.18 a.m.   McGuigan   ���������      "      1.3 p.m  "   10.30 a. m.   Bailey's "   ��������� 1.21 p.m  "    10.39 a. m*.   Junction "      1.12 p.m  Are.  10.50 a, m.   Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For  rates and  information   ppp}   at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING, R. W. BRYAN, -  264)   Traffic Manager. Superintendent..  NELSONJ-OTS.  NOTICE.  -' Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him. .  *00 F. C. INNES.

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