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The Miner Feb 20, 1897

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 Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, February 20,    1897.  Price Five Cents  THE BILL IS PRINTED.  DRAFT OP INCORPORATION MEASURE READY TOR PARLIAMENT.  Xelson   to Have u Land It.Klslry Offlce.  .1 new .'old t-������ml������sl������iiw for  Koolciiny.  Special to The Mineb.  Victoria, Feb., 19.���������The draft of the  bill for the incorporation of Nelson, Rossland and*;* Grand Forks was completed  last Wednesday. It has since been  printed nnd -will be in circulation today.  The Victoria delegates will forward a  copy to Nelson as soon as possible.  John Elliott has left here for Nelson.  Last Thursday, a delegation consisting  of John Houston, John Elliot and \V. A.  Jowett, of Nelsou, and Eobert Scott and  A. H. McNeill, of Rossland, accompanied,  by Speaker Higgins, called upon the  Attorney-General in reference to the bills  for tho incorporation of the throe town*.  There is no recognized opposition to  the incorporation of. Nelson. The government appears to see the necessity ot  acting quickly in order that the many  needed improvements may be made.  Kossland is also rate in this respect.  There is some trouble over tbe incorporation ot Grand forks as certuin laud  owners object to having their properly  embraced within the muuicipul limits.  __A>"D REGISTRY OFF-OB.  Nelson's petition for a Land Registry  office will be granted. The government  is ignoring the ndvantnge of haviug all  department offices at a central point  such as Nelson, and will probably establish a Supreme Court registry oli.ee at  Kossland.  NO EXF0UT Dim'  ON  0BES.   '  Adams, the member for Cariboo, "in  troduced a petition concerning the duly  on ores. The.object of ils presentation  was to obtain tbe endorsement of the  Legislative Assembly before foiwarding  the* petition to the Dominion government  at Ottawa. Col. Baker opposed such  action'stating that he thought the mining  industry was uot sufficiently advanced to  cut loose from American smelters.  Premier Turner and several members ot  the Opposition spoke in a similar stfaiu.  Adams withdrew his resolution without  the matter being vo'ed upou.  WANT TO ME COMMISSIONS-;..  John Kitkup, O." G. Dennis and C.  Phillips-Wolley nre mentioned here as  probnble successors of Captain Fitzstubbs  as Gold Commissioner of West Kootenay.  It is not thought likely that the present  occupant will ever returu to Nelson as  nn official of the Provincial government.  It is said that J. M. Kellie desires the  position but it is not likely he will be  ��������� appointed. Wolley's unpopularity will  probably shut oiF any chances he might  otherwise have had. "It is said that John  Kirkup cau have the position if he wants  .. it. No one will be ^nomiuated to take  Captain Fitzstubbs place as Gold Commissioner for several weeks.  WATjKEM's  attack.  Dr. Walkem, member for Nanaimo,'and  Col. Baker, Minister of mines, had a  __lively__tilt__in_J_he_ House_on_ Thursday.  "Walkem accused the Colon.1 with-being  a charter monger aud that he was guilty  of trading ou .his? positioa as a minister  of the crown. Baker teplied with much  warmth and declared that Dr. Walkem's  insinuations were utterly false.  A bill for the incorporation of the Trail  Water compauy was , introduced ou  Thursday. The incorporators are W. W.  D. Turner, E. S. Topping aud lt. IV  Daiiii.l.  An Aiualeiir Concert.  Tbe board of management of the Nelson Heading Room are. arranging for a  concert iu aid of their funds, to be given  on Monday, March 1st. A very good  programme may be expected ns all the  vocal and instrumental' taleut of the  town lies beeu requisitioned a- d has  giveu a' generous response. " Popular  prices will enable everyone to enjoy a  musical treat. Full particulars will appear shortly, and tickets will be for sale  early next week. Tho proceed-, after  paying a few outstanding accounts will  be devoted towards a circulating library  to be started in connection witb the  Beading Room.  -   FORBIDDEN GROUND.   -  Hold-Seeker*"Sot Allowed lo Squat on tiie  Colville Ucservitlioii.  Considerable interest is being .manifested in'the probable opening of the  southern half of the.Colville Indian  Reservation, in Washington. Many  of the residents pf towns and settlements in the vicinity of the reservation have years ago made secret locations of mineral claims. A number of  armed men who are anxious Lo acquire  lands in the reserve at the first opportunity given, have gone over the forbidden line. The' ferry across the  Columbia near the Sans Poil trail has  lately been kept busy carrying gold-  seekers into the reservation.  Indian agent Kelly has .decided that  the squatters will have to leave the  reservation until it is open to "white  settlers.  A NEW STEAMER.  The Columbia  Kiver  Route to Have An-  nother float.  Captain Troup, who has charge of the  C.P.R. steamer service in Kootenay, has  received a dispatch from Vancouver instructing him to at once proceed with  tho construction of a'new steamer that is  to run on the Columbia river. The boat  will be built at Nakusp. as soon as possible aud it is expected to be iu readiness  by next summer.  The new craft will be 175 feet long  with a beam of 28 feet, and will be fitted  with 22 inch cylinders that will have'an  eight foot'stroke. The boilers will have  great power capacity sufficient to  attain a speed that will enable the  -tearaer to make the round trip between  Robson and Arrowhead iu one day.  The geueral model ofthe boat will be  similar to the fast steamer Telephone  which plies betweeu Portland and Astoria  at the mouth of the Columbia.  HARMONY PRBVMLED.  MR. BOSTOCK AT KASLO.  The People up the Lake Give Kootc-  nay's Member a Hearty  Welcome.  Special Correspondence to Tiie Minei..  Kaslo, Feb. 20th.���������Owing to delays en  route, Mr. Hewitt Bostock, M.P., who,1  was due' here last Saturday, did not  arrive until Monday. While in the city,  Mr. Bostock was the guest ot David W.  Kiug. During the afternoon they visited  a number of the prominent citizens, Mr.  !3ostoek expressing himself as being  agreeably surprised by Kaslo's improved  appearance since his last visit. Iu the  evening a public meeting was held at  Olympic hall whieh was well attended.  " John Keen was chosen ns chairman  _nd D. C. McGregor as secretary ot the  meetii g. Mr. Keen stated briefly the  ibject of tho meeting, which was held for  "he purpose of asking the member certain  questions relative to appropriations for  r.he'.improvement of the-district, and said  that although during the campaign he  hnd actively opposed Mr. Bostock's candidacy, he was now .assured the district  ���������vould be well represented by him. Mr.  Bostock was then iu traduced by the  ,-biiirman and replied to questions asked  by the chair relative to the Duncan river  improvements and better postal facilities,  tie stated that ������_0(X) had beeu appro-  oriated for work on the Duncan river,  but he could not state why the government had delayed acting iu the matter so  long after the appropriation had been  riilowed. He promised, however, to use  his best endeavor to hu.ry the matter  -ilong, aud, if poss;ble, to get the appropriation increased.  Mr. Bostock stated that "he was  pleased to see former members of the  ���������'pposition on the platform aud he hoped  that uow the strife of the .campaign was  over they could all bury the hatchet,  ...in hands and. work.itogethsr .for the  ?ood of the country."  The following -resolution was theu  adopted Ly the meeting and copies furnished Mr. Bostock for the purpose of  showing parliament that his constituents,  iu this portion of the district at least,  were earnest iu their demauds :���������  "Resolved: that it is the sense of tbis  meeting that the construction of the  Crow's Nest Pass railway, by the Domiuion gove'rument, should be proceeded  with at the earliest possible moment in  order that the whole Dominion "may  share iu the prosperity which will result  by cheap transportation and freight rates  to the mines of Kooteuay ;  And, also, that the necessary steps be  taken at once for the preliminary work  in the opening of the Lardo and Duncan  rivers, and that an appropriation be  "miide-so~that~the���������river_inay~be~made"  avigable for light draught steamers.  And also  Resolved: that on account of the large  increase of business in the post otlice  and also the increased collections ou  goods imported at this port find the  serious needs of better, facilities tfoi  carrying on "the ��������� same, this meeting  urgently asks for an appropriation for  the erection of "a government building  for-the uses of the po3t ollice and Custom  house, and in support pf this application  figures showing the number of tons of  ore shipped from this port during the  years of 1893, '.94, '95 aud '_!(_, and the  amount of duties collected 'for the same  years be aud are hereby included.  Tons of oro shipped:���������1893, 1471 tons, value  S___7,_!ll: 1S!M. 27_"_. S.-U.'l'.; IS!-.., 1!WI. S"-77,8:i0:  ISiMi. H(l'_7, $1,111,071!. Duties collected:���������lSiKM  to.l line KUtli SI-.O00; ISiJI-.. to .lunumii ������+2.������_0;  IS!'.'.-U .I'S.IJOO; 2S!Ni to January 1st '!J7 r.:'5,()00."  REPRESENTATIVE MEETING HELD  CONCERNING INCORPORATION.  Slocan City News.  Special Correspondence to Tiik JliNKit.  Slocan-City, Feb. 19.���������The Britannia  Mining Company; composed mainly of  Wiunipeg.people, has just taken a bond  on the Cold Blow group ou Lemon creek  and adjoiuing the Black Prince and "Al;  pine groups. The company will expend  a considerable sum of money in opening  up the property iu. the near future.  The C.P.R. officials paid the town a  visit on Monday andJselected the site for  the new wharf and station. A telegraph  line will be put iu and-work'on the construction of the railway will be commenc  ed at once.    - '  -. Numbers of people looking for busiuess openings come in on every boat  and the town is beginning to have quite  a boom-like appearance. ���������  Ituundary Creek Xe.vs.'  A rich strike of splendid ore -was reported last week iu the Victoria mine at  Camp. McKinney.  An American syndicate is at present  negotiating for the purchase of the River  View claim near Grand Forks. A. L.  Rogers, the owner, has done considerable  work ou the property, having a tunnel in  over 100 feet.  Among the many properties iu White's  camp that will be worked in the early  spring are the Helena, Iron Horse, Great  Northern and the Annie Lamiel The  two latter properties are owned by  George Coyle and Simon Shaw.  The owners of the Coyotte claim in  White's camp have started to work in the  shaft which is already down 20 feet on  this property. It is their intention to  continue it down to a depth of 50 feet.  A   Resolution   Adopted   Unit   Will    Save  Nelson's  Water Supply  Vr������nl  Greedy Speculators.  In respouse to a call by the committee  having charge of the incorporation of  Nelson, a well attended mass meeting of  residents nnd property holders was held  at the Fiie Hull last Wednesday evening.  Robert Lemon was chosen as Chairman and C. E. Race as secretary.  In calling the meeting to order, Chairman Lemon asked for a report of the  actions of the committee. Mr. J. A  Gibson, who has acted as the secretary  of the committee, theu read his report,  which was adopted without discussion.  A motion was then introduced and  promptly carried, that the names of  Messrs. J. E. Luwerence, A. C. Buchanau,  R. E. Lemon, J. Elliott and J. A. Turner  be added to the committee, with power to  act on all matters for the incorporation  of Nelson as a municipality.  A motion was carried that the municipality of Nelson -ball include the original townsite and addition "A".  Mr. W. A. MaoDonald proposed the  following: "Every free holder and house  holder being a British subject .by. birth  or naturalization and of the full age of  twenty-years, paying not less than S10 a  month rental aud resident within, the  limits of tho municipality for three  months prior to date of election shall be  entitled to vote at the first election."  This motion caused some discussion.  Mr. MacDonald was of the opinion,  originally, that no rental qualification  would be advisable but met with decided  opposition from Messrs, Fletcher and  Selous, who expressed the desire to  make the qualifications read twelve  months residence and the payment of a  monthly reutal of tea dollars. Mr. MacDonald in a ringing aud well worded  speech refused to ��������� recognize the twelve  months clause and expressed himself as  satisfied to bring the matter to a vote of  those present. His remarks were cheered  and Mr. Selous proposed a compromise  which the mover accepted as above.  Mr. H. Croasdnile's motion: "That  any by-law whicli is necessary to submit  to public vote for borrowing money shall  be voted ou strictly* in accordance with  tue'Municipal Clauses .Act otl896,"���������jvas  adopted. '\     '...'  ��������� Tbe most important resolution of the  eveuing was offered by Dr. Arthur aud  carried with a shoiit of approval. It  was as follows:���������  Whereas, the Consumers Waterworks  Company aie applying for nn extension  of their privilege which has elapsed  through non-fulfillment of conditions nud  Whereas, unknown parties have given  notice of an application- for a charter  covering the water of Anderson creek, and  Whereas, these two applications coyer  all the pure water easily aud cheaply  available for supplying the town of  Nelson, and  Whereas, the citizens of Nelson desire  that the town shall control its own water  supply, therefore be it .���������=  Resolved: that the property owners arid  -householders of-Nclson_in-mas3-=.meeting  assembled, most-earuestly protest against  the granting to any company any right  for water from Anderson creek or the  east fork ��������� of Cottonwood creek, and ask  the Legislative Assembly to hold these  waters iu trust for the town of Nelson  when incorporated, and that a copy of  this resolution be forwarded at once to  the Attorney-General and tu the member  for the south riding of Kootenay, Mr.  Hume.     ., ���������    -  The meeting closed with three cheers  for the city'of Nelson.  Address (o llc.viil ISo-loek.   ,  A meeting of the voters of Nelson was  held at the Fire Hall last Saturday evening for the purpose of presenting an  address lo Mr. Hewitt Bostock, the M.P.,  for the Kootenay-Yale-Cariboo Dominion electoral districts. There was a large  attendance of both Liberals, and Conservatives.  Dr. Arthur presided and read tho address which dealt with the needs of  Kootenay.  Mr. Bostock in replying was* cordially  received. He left the tariff and .Manitoba School questions severely alone, but  promised to obtain a Federal building  for Nelsou and to secure the necessary  money to improve the navigable waterways of, the district. ������   '  SANDON NOTES.  .Vows   of   the   Slooaii    l������lstrl������:t.���������-A-:livlty  Prevails Tliroiislioiit; the Camp.  Special Correspondence loTriK Minkk.  Saudou, Feb. 19.���������The owners of tho  Ruth mine have*, let a small contract to  extend their wagou road to the railway-  track at Sandon.  A successful valentine day dance was  giveu in Spencer's Hall on the loth inst/  The Sandon Curling Club beat the  Kaslo Club by several points last week.  Hewitt Bostock, M. P. was through  here this week.  -���������.  It is rumored that the California group  is bonded for ������60,000.  The Phoenix, on north fork of Carpenter creek, is shipping some high grade  ore.  The Ocean, Reciprocity and Lilly  claims on the Payne hill have been  bonded to Spokane people.  Wm. Kurt- is suffering from frozen  hands. While staking a mineral claim  near Slocan lake his boat was stolen and  he was forced in consequence, to spend  the night in the open air.  Lorenzo Alexander of the lt. E. Lee  has just. recovered from a slight case of  lead poisoning.  .0. T. Stone and O. G. Denn.B of Kaslo,  passed through here a few days ago en  route for Slocan City. s  Harry Hughes, who went down in the  Bluebird slide about ten days ago, has  nearly recovered under the skillful care  of Dr. Powers.  Silverton townsite is now on the market. E. M. Sandilands of Sandon has  the agency for this part of the country.  Only a few lots will be put on the market  at first.  SURVEY PROGRESSING.  C. P. R. Engineers Have Twenty-live  Miles of tlie Crow's Nest Pass Railway Ready for Construction.  Engineer C. E. Perry, of the Canadian  Pacific railway, who is eugaged in making the location survey for the Crow's  Nest Pass railway along the shores ot  Kooteuay lake to a conneotion at Nelson,  was in town last Thursday.' To a reporter for Tiie Minei. he stated that  very satisfactory progress in the ��������� work  has been made. The survey has been  completed along the western shore of the  lake,-up around the point to a point opposite Sanca. where the oamp ia now  established.  In all, Mr. Perry bas completed 25  miles of the survey and states that the  work has been fairly good. Some parts  were very heavy bnt along the lake Bbore  the route, geaJVally, i. feasible and the  construction will ho easy. The men of  the survey party Buffered some from bad  weather and had difficulty in working on  rooks oovered with enow aud ice but no  serious aocidents occurred. Violent wind  storms caused a oonple of days delay, in  the work.  The location survey of the Crow's Nest  Pass road from Nelson to a point opposite Balfour was completed some years  ago by Mr. Stewart, the former engineer  for the road and Mr. Perry's present work  will be completed when hiB Btirvey connects with it, which will be sometime  next month. The company has had engineers in the field from Lethbridge  westward, for three or four years and it is  asserted that they are in a position to  start the work of construction almost ut  a day's uotice.  KASLO CURLERS.  ���������i  -.-'I - ��������� .  .."-<_t.5-.4e Slateh Between  tbe Sundou.'und  - '"** Kaslo Kinks���������A Budget ������r News.  Special correspondence to The MiNi.it:  Kaslo, Feb. 20.���������Last Thursday evening closed, the fifth contest between the  Sandon and Kaslo curling links. The  game yesterday afternoon was for the  district, medal and Sandon won by one  point, the score being 27 to 26. The  eveniug game w.as played principally to  give the Kaslo rink satisfaction. Mayor  Greeu offered a pearl handled- pocket  kuife as a prize. ��������� Kaslo won by a score  of 28 to 23, but Sandon has the medal.  At the close of the evening game the  players and a few guests repaired to the  "Kaslo" where the visiting and victorious  riuks were banquetted . Speech making  aud toasts were indulged in until a late  hour,_the^ji_isito.r_i___epaHing_with the  kindliest feelings for their vanquished"  hosts and acknowledged cthat they had  beeo royally entertained.  The steamer Ainsworth carried a small  dancing party to Balfour on Thursday.  " A. AV. Goodenough and family returned  on Wednesday from their visit to eastern  relatives.and friends.  The International Dramatic Company  played "Forgiven" in a very satisfactory,  manner last Thursday evening to rather  a small audience.  The by-law committee of the Kootenay  Mining Protective "Association has met  several times duriug the week .and will  complete their work of revision to-day.  Last Thursday tho uew rotary snow  plow of the K. <fe S. railway made a trial  trip over the road .and when last heard  from was doing fiuely! Its arrival was  opportune as over a foot of new snow  fell on Tuesday, making it difficult to get  u hnin over the'road. .   .  J." A. Whittier aud J. H. Thompson  have sold a half interest iu the "Reciprocity" and "Lillian" claims on Payue  mountain,' to J. D. Farrell and otlier  Spokaue partie. who* will organize a  company and develop the properties.  D. C. McCallum has brought an action  against the city of Kaslo to quash the  tax levy by-law for the year 1804, and to  declare ultra vires of the city council the  clause in the by-law of 1895 .imposing a  statute "labor tax in proportion to the  assessed value of property. The case  will be argued before the Supreme  Court..  THE IMMIGRATION BILL.  _ SHREWD POLITICIAN.  HON. GEO. E. POSTER PAYS NELSON  .������������������:;   A VISIT.  The Brilliant Orator or the Dominion Parliament Discusses Certalu Subjects  In his llsuul Manner.  Hon. George E. Foster, Ex-minister of  Dominion finances, arrived in Nelson  yesterday. He is here principally to inspect the interests owned by-., the  British Canadian Gold Fields Company,  of which he ia'president.  To a representative ot the Mineb, Mr.  Foster, remarked this morning that, unlike Mr. Blair, the present Minister of  Railway and Canals, he did not have to  come west at so late a date as this in order  to find British Columbia, or to realize  the vastness of the mineral resources of  Kootenay, because he had been on this  Bide of the Rocky Mountains in times  gone by. He was, however, not in a  position to give his full opinion of this  district until he had seen the silver  mines of the Slocan.  It is little short ot impossible to obtain a direct statement from the Ex  Minister on any subject,politi.al or otherwise. When he desirea to do ro, he can  talk with more eloquence and mean les3  than probably nny man in Canada. But  when discussing politics, be manifests  a thoroughly partisan,,spirit, and his  clear and trained mind is quick to make  a point against the party that succeeded  in ousting tbe conservatives from power  at the last election.  Mr. Foster would not say. what course  would be pursued by the Opposition at  the next session ot parliament and would  not prophesy how long the session will  last.  When aaked it he wonld assist in. obtaining beneficial legislation and appropriations for British Columbia, Mr.  Foster declared that he would oppose  nothing that was reasonable. He believed that the development of this  province by a considerable amount of  Federal aid was essential for ultimate  prosperity. He favors the construction  of departmental building here.  Mr. Foster thinks that the visit of Sir  Richard Cartwright and Mr. Davies to  Washington was more than a failure for  reciprocal relatious betweeu Canada and  the United States, as the congressional  tariff comraitte has advised a higher rate  of duty on Canada's agricultural products. . He also considers the passage of  the American immigration, bill as positively unfriendly*' to this country. He  believes that the result of this must be  retaliatory measures on the part of the  Dominion concerning U. S. immigrants  and laborers, an<l,a.higher tariff on American products.  Mr. Foster will remain in Kootenay for  a sufficient time to see the principal interests in the Slocan district. He has  already visited the Bouudary and Trail  Creek camps. He expects to be in  Ottawa iu ample time tb prepare for the  opening of parliament next March,11..  County Court Docket. ,  The following cases will be heard at  the next term of the'County Court on  the twenty-secDnd day of February: F.  McManus vs A. Currie et al; J. Houston  et al vs J. A. Gilker etal: Conrad National Bank vs Mary Mallet; D. McArthur & Co. vs J. H Winter; Great  Western Assurauce Co. vs S. H. Stingley,  A. C. Houghton et al vs K. & S*.  Ity.���������Gt���������M.���������Martin-vs-J���������McKenzie  etal; J, H. Carrol vs* N. Sieotte; G. O.  Buchanan vs C. Sohmer;. L. S. Wood et  al vs R. Elliot; C. Jiszkowicz vs N Sieotte;  C. F.'Caldwell vs Hall Mines Co., damages for trespass; May Jennings vs Harry  Walters and G. Walker vs J. Paynton'  et al.  - The adjourned cases are: A. Bunker  vs T. M. Ward; G*. M. Sproat vs. C. Ham.  mond; F. Fisher vs J. Brougliu; S. Clark  vs Paterson & Campbell; Cherbo & Booth  vs J. M. Harris.  An Economical Committee.  " The committee appointed by the  citizens of Nelson to collect money to  defray the expenses of delegates to  Victoria iu regard to incorporation,  report that of the amount subscribed  $481 have been collected. <���������  Of this amount John Houston has  ^received $100 for his transportation to  Victoria and expenses while tliere as  a delegate. Telegrams have been paid  for to the amount of $1.35. There is a  balance unexpended amounting to  $370.05.  LOCAL  NEWS.  TRANSPORTATION -FACILITIES.  "The l.nml of lhe Free" Proposes to Sim I  out all Who are Not Citizens.  Special to .tlie Minku.  Washington, D.C��������� Feb. 17.���������The immigration bill, including'the objection  able Corliss amendment, has passed the  senate by. a small majority of 34 lo 31.  The bill will now go to President  Cleveland for his signature.  Stroug opposition was made to the  passage of the bill. Senator Palmer  bitterly opposed, the measure declaring  thaj" itwas not in keeping with the traditions of liberty.  Jail For Nelson.  Special Telciram to The Mi:. ei>..  .A'ictoria, Feb. 20th.���������The government  is likely to build a new jail at Nelsou at  an early date.  '.Wharves anil a Station to iir Built I in-  -  mediately at' Slocnn Lake liy the <M-.lt.  On Tuesday lust engineer C. E. Perry  of the C. P. It., met superintendent  Marpole and engineer Duschaney at  Robson and made an engagement to  meet theni at- Slocan City to-morrow  or Monday. These gentlemen "* will  probably make a definite location for  stations and wharves at Slocan Oity  and l.oseboH'y and make preparations  to have thc wot k started without  delay.  " The construction of the Slocan  branch of the road from. Slocan crossing to the lake will be begun at the  earliest possible moment. While nothing-definite has j;et been decided upon  it is believed that the work of building  will be let by contract.    -  llui������]illy "Married.  On last Tuesday evening the marriage  of Miss May Robinson and .Mr. S. P.  Shaw, acting surveyor . of customs at  Nelson, wns celebrated at the homeof the'  bride's parents, Deputy Sheriff aud Mrs.  Robinson. The Iter. "Geo. II. Mordeu,  of the Methodist church performed the  ceremony. The happy couple left on the  morning" train on a trip for southern  points. Upon their return here they will  'permanently reside in Nelson?  Want" Friendly Relations.  .' The North-West Mining Association at  Spokane passed a resolution last Tuesday eveuing anent friendly relations  ���������betweeu the United States aud^ British  Columbia.    It was resolved: ,  "That the Noithwest Miniug Association, through its executive committee,  request the mayors of the various cities  within the jurisdiction of this association  to call mass meetings ot their citizens at  as early a date as practicable to pass  such resolutions as they may deem best,  1 to urge such legislation, both national  and state, as will best serve to firmly  cement the friendly relations now existing between onr citizens and onr neighbors north of the 49th parallel.  " That copies of this resolution be sent  to tbe mayor of Spokane, and to the presiding officer of each branch ot the legislature of  the   states of   Washington  Idaho, Montana and Oregon.  The Happenings of the  Week   iu  Nelsou and the Immediate  . - ��������� ��������� ���������   . Vicinity.  The Hall Mines smelter closed down  yesterday owing to lock of ore. c It will  be blown in again in a few days.  A mining association similar to the  one recently organized in Kaslo has  been formed at Fort Steele in East  Kootenay.  Judge Forin will hold a session of the  County Court at New Dsnver on March  24th. A Small Debts Court will follow  at Sandon.  The smelter here is receiving regular  shipments of ore from the Centre Star  mine at Rossland. Two more carloads  ore expected to arrive today.  A petition is beiug signed by the  majority interests in the old War Eagle  Company, demanding a fall* accounting  from the date ot organization.  A chunk of galena, 15-inches wide, and  20 inches long was brought into Sandon  from the Goodenough lost Saturday.   It'  weighed 022 pounds and is worth 9750.  The time of departure of the steamer  City of Kingston from Victoria to Seattle  has beeu arranged to make closer connections witb the trains for Spokane, and  places Nelson within thirty-six hours  journey to Victoria.  The winze now being sunk in the'  Whitewater, a Slocan property, is down  115 teet aud in ore from top to bottom.  At the bottom of the winze the ore body  is five feet wide. A tunnel, the lowest  one, is now being run to catch the winze.'  George McL. Brown, the 'district*'passenger agent ofthe C.P.R., wus here  yesterday and has arranged that '.a up  town ticket office shall be opened by the  company in the offices formerly, occupied  by the C. & K. Navigation compauy. *'  District Freight Agent Peters of' tbe  C.P.R. will, in a few days, move the C.P.R.  qtlioes from the Selous block to the  building formerly occupied by the C. .&  K. Navigation company.  One of the male members of the International Comedy Compauy, while iu Nelson duriug the early part of the week,  took an over dose of cocaine whioh* nearly  "roved fatal. He recovered, however,  and did not fail to play his part here.  The. International  Comedy Company  gave an-enterti-inmen .-here-last���������Monday���������  and  Tuesdc.y.   Their   performance was,  well attended.   The company  will  play,  another engagement here next week.  Frauk Fletcher, P.L.S.. is prepanug a  lithograph map of. tbe Nelson mining  district lhat will show the principal miniug claims, prominent topographical  i.nd other interesting -��������� features. The  map will be finished as Boon ns Mr.  Fletcher obtains certain important Held  .notes from the government otlice- at  Victoria.  " Paddy " Miles,/ the disgraced constable who was fined 820 by Judge Form  for disorderly conduct, has again figured  as a disturber of the peace. Last Tuesday  eveniug he accused a man named Ingram o������ furnishing liquor to Mrs. McDonald for whom Paddy entertains a  warm regard. The result was a light iu  which the ex-constable got decidedly thc  worst of it. *���������  A III). Salr."  A big real estate deal has been   consummated iu Rossland during the   past ���������  week.   The property sold fronted ou Columbia street aud  was owned   by Montgomery Smi'h and Thomas Carson.  A IjWO.OO.I  IMvid-li.l.  The Idaho Miniug and Milliug Compauy has   decided to deolure a dividend '  _jfS20,000.   'This is  the fifth dividend'-,  of the same aVnouni paid in five  months.'  A total profit of 8132,000 hns beeu distributed among the shareholders to date.  TheTdaho is one of the best'mines iu  the Slocan and is in  excellent condition  to produce values that will allow  the  payment of monthly dividends for a long ���������  time to come.  Location Complication. ''  Tho lime quarry at Schroeder creek ou  Kootenay lake, which the Hall Mines-  company owned and from which they  have been obtaining, lime for - fluxing .  purposes, has become the cause of great  legal contention. - The property was not  crown granted and the owners failed to  record their assessment wi-rk within tbe  proscribed time limits. The ground has  since been re-staked by C. F. Caldwell  and Gay Reeder. - ���������  Recorder Keen, of Kaslo, considers the  property is in no sense mineral and has  ! given notice that in  thirty days he will  apply to tbe Commissioner of Lands and  'Works at Victoria for a lease of 160 acres  \ of land covering the ground in question. THE MINER, NEfc-SO_**<->B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY _>o,  1897.  "3th c iJTtiicr..  f'UE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to .iny address in Canada oi  the Uni'edSlates, foi one year on receiptoj  ��������� tivo dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CO.VTRAC'I ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $ ?per column inch, pet  month.  1 RAM SPENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the i ate oj.ij cents per nonpaieii  line firstinsertion, and'to cents perline foi  each uiseijuent insertion. Advertisement..  running Jor shorter periods than thrc<  months are, classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Fditoi  must be accompanied by the name ana ait-  dress of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidewe of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style at  the shortest notice  -koonats  THKMlNKRPHINTINb__H_lli.l8HINQCO  NELSON. . B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots       *  and  Shoes  For /liners & Prospectors  (118)  A  LODGEi MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.- - Sojourning brethern invited.  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1897.  The people of Nelson want -to scrutinize the draft of the incorporation  .'Mil.- ���������  Any doubts that F. Aug. Heinze has  interested himself in Kootenay solely  for his health are. dispelled by bis  recent utterances to the reporters of  eastern press.  . There is as much sense in Provincial  ���������Mineralogist Carlyle making his headquarters at Victoria as there would be  in.the .appointment of an inspector of  the clam industry with . ofllcial residence at Tobacco Plains fiat. Mr.  Carlyle should reside at Nelson.  If Dr. Selwyn is capable of accepting Lhe evidence that can be offered,  he might come to Kootenay aiid see  t'ov' himself that Canada has profitable  -mineral fields. It is also pertinent to  rem/irk, however, that the people of  Kootenay don't care, whether he comes  or stays away. ���������    .,..-.-..  The Toronto "Telegram"'says: "People soon will not have to go west. to  acquire possession of gold mines."  Eastern people maycontinue to stay  at home and buy mining stocks, about  the legitimate value of which ��������� they  know very little, but if they come to  Kootenay and investigate in a business like way before investing, their  profits may be considerably larger.  -Why  -dpes���������not^Mr.���������Jnstice_~Mc-*  Creight resign? He has -virtually  acknowledged that he is an impedi-'  ment to the proper dispatch of business in tlie Supreme Court. His opinion is shared by all who know him.  If he is possessed of his right mind his  sense of delicacy should cause hini to  promptly retire. If he is not.capable  of such discernment his friends should  see that it is done. As a man of  , integrity whose pure life i.s an example  for"all to follow, it is pitiful that he  should be made, the subject of comment  in his declining-years.  further attempt to take any advantage  of the prosperity of Nelson. Tho  people will not tolerate; t any such  schemes.  -.If certain individuals do succeed in  thwarting the desires of the community for incorporation "by any  secret lobbying at Victoria; they will  be no nearer the accomplishment.of  their nefarious plans.  THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.  The proceedings of the present session of the Legislative Assembly have,  to date, been "uninteresting.  Tho Speech from the Throne, which  is always prepared by the,leaders of  the government, was nothing more  than a statoinent of ambiguity. The  debate that followed the moving of the  Address lias been- weak and inconsequential. The man whose mind  properly grasps .the present situation  in British Columbia, possessed of the  ability to express, it and to secure the  adoption of the right plan of administration is notably conspicuous in his  absence from the government benches.  With the exception of- the Kootenay-  Coast railway, project- there is no  evidence of a desire to legitimately  develop the country. With . small  ideas that appertain to equally insignificant matters, concerning unimportant districts, in,order to hold them to  their support in future elections," and  suffering from internal dissension over  the preposterous and hair-brained  British Pacific scheme which threatens  the unity of the Ministerial party, the  government is likely to overlook the  many needs of Kootenay.  . Wc. have no assurance that ample  appropriations will be made for roads,  trails, bridges, school purposes, police  protection and other matters of importance.  The unorganized condition of the  Opposition .leaves that party in a useless and deplorable condition. ������������������ Their  true purpose, is the.protection of tlie  country against vicious legislation,  but they are .so busy considering  populist... plans tp make cheap government loans, for the especial benefit of  unenterprising- ��������� farmers " along the  Fraser river valley, that they cannot  afford time to tally to the side of tho  majority of the people on more pressing affairs. .  CONCERNING WATERJUGHTS  The adoption at the public meeting  last Wednesday evening of a resohi:  tion- that had for its object the preservation of water rights and other  advantages for the municipality of  Nelson was a wise action. ������  The convenience and pockets of the  - residents    here    are    very   seriously-  threatened  by   any   attempt on   the  part  of  speculators   to   control   the.  " water supply of Anderson and Cottonwood     creeks���������the    only,   practical  sources   from' which,   water   can   be  ..supplied for domestic and   fire* protection purposes.     It   is  claimed  by-  many, and quite reasonable to suppose,  that these parties will   endeavor   to  block the incorporation "of the town  until' they   have accomplished  their  ends   and then extort an enormous  sum of money from the public.  The Consumers' Water Company,  which now has the sole right to supply  Nelson, with water, is endeavoring to  obtain legislation at Victoria that will  permit theni to increase the rate now  charged and to obtain other  leges  matter by  until incorporation is   accomplished.  Unless   this   is  done,  the public will  hold the government responsible for  conniving  at,, the  intentions  company.  "AN ENEMY. HATH DONE THIS."  A trickster, -who is evidently" an  enemy of a /very large : majority of  the resident property owners and  house -holders -in Nelson, has sent a  garbled and false report to the Rossland "Miner" to the effect that Messrs.  Houston, Elliot and Kellves, (the latter  probably means Hillyer), are, by no  means representative of the. property-  owners of Nelson. The report also  states that an "important" meeting of  property owners was held last Monday-  evening to protest ..against incorporation.  c  A secret meeting, .of about twenty-  five men,-all of whom were not property owners, was held last Monday  evening," but it was no way important  or representative of the people. ��������� This  meeting appointed delegates to confer  with the authorized citizens' com:  mittee. The last named body,'; determined to give an opportunity for the  expression of any sentiment affecting  incorporation, .issued a call for the  -inass^meetingHield���������last���������Wednesday  evening. ��������� With probably one. or-two  exceptions, all who were present at  the secret meeting attended the mass  meeting.at thfe' Fire Hall, which was  tbe most-harmonious affair of its kind  ever held in Nelson. Ample opportunity .was there'afforded for expression of suiy sentiment affecting incorporation, but no motion, resolution or  protest was offered. No protest was  made against the delegates now at  Victoria, and no mention was made of  Messrs: Croasdaile or Robertsen acting  in a similar capacity.  Messrs. Houston, Elliott and Hillyer  own thousands of dollai _ worth of property in the business centre of Nelson.  The regular correspondent fit Nelson  of the Rossland "Miner" denies that  he dispatched* this grossly misrepresenting statement.  The Rossland publication should  know that the sense of the dispatch  was not in keeping with the.truth  If the individual who i.s the cause of  the false report thinks his" conduct is  justifiable, the MII.EII will be pleased  to afford him an opportunity to state  his reasons ' through the medium of  these columns. If he does riot care to  do so lie is evidently, ashamed of his  work and fearful of the consequences.  TIIE MASS MEETING.  The result of the mass meeting held  at the Fire Hall last'Wednesday evening is extremely gratifying to those  who have the welfare of Nelson at  heart.  ..  In the past, similar.affairs have been  ' so fraught with bickerings and dissen-  ! sioris : that   the   harmony   that- then  privil-! prevailed may  be accepted as a posi-  Nothing should be done in the j tive indication for hearty co-operation  the Provincial parliament  by all factions in the future..  The     meeting     was     thoroughly  representative of all interests and the  prevailing. spirit of honesty and high  of the ideals.points to the good government  I of the town as soon as incorporation  franchise to be exercised at the first  municipal election undoubtedly favors  restrictions being placed upon an  irresponsible element that might  cause a disastcrous initial administration. So long as the tax payers furnish the money for public improvements they certainly chiefly po.__.ess  the right to say what amount of their  resources should be expended. The  principal feature to be considered in  tbis connection i.s the intention on their  part to be progressive. Tnrc Mixisit  believes that a great majority of the  res:d"nt property owners in Nelson are  sufficiently impressed with the importance of the town and the need of  certain public improvements to have  proper and adequate accommodations  and desire to keep pace" with tbe  growth of the community.  It is also but a reflection of the  popular idea to say that no narrow-  minded restrictions shall be placed upon those who are not fortunate enough  to own real estate within the municipal limits. Citizens who now or in  future make Nelson tlieir home must  not be deprived of tho right to elect a  municipal government any longer  than to demonstrate they are not  merely birds of passage.  The committee having charge of the  incorporation of the town is composed  of capable and conscientious men who  may be expected to attend to matters  of lesser importance lo the advantage of all interested.  I-KOI'KSSIOXAL   C.lltIIS.  r      ji. Harrison:.  hatiP-JSTrr, so-  Lj.   tary Public, Slocnn Oily. 151  ���������\/T L. GUIMMRTT, LL. II., BARIUSTEK,  __.___��������� Solicitor, Xularv I'ul.lic, Ktc Sandon  ll. V. '.. I_*l.  l  SSAY1.VO.       KOIIUIN'S &   LANG.     AS-  /V   .-iiiei-..   to   Wm-  Kittle  ami   Associated  CoiiipunicM, KtJ._.Juil<l  (351)  S NORMAN .. CO., M1X1X0 AND STOCK*  ��������� Ilrokers. Iloiel s_|ii.kaiio. Spokane, Wosli.  TcleplioiiO (iir. [II);.)  THE NEEDS OF KOOTENA Y  The utterances of Mr. Hewitt Bostock, M.P., as published in the last  issue of The Mineb, clearly indicate  that.he is greatly Impressed with the  necessity for Federal assistance in  making certain important public improvements in Kootenay. He also appears to recognize that these needs are  of a character that will involve considerable expenditure,  A number of prominent members of  the liberal party have visited Kootenay, since the formation of the existing administration, and become sufficiently familiar witli. prevailing  conditions here to express the same  opinion, r  Considering all this, the labours of  the approaching session of the Dominion parliament will be watched by  Kootenaians with more than usual interest,  We have Mr. Bostock's pledge that,  as soon as he returns to Ottawa, lie  will endeavor to obtain funds for tho  construction of a building that will  accommodate the Customs, Post Oflice  and Excise Departments. He has also  promised to use his influence to obtain  su.Tieieiit money to improve the navigable waterways of the district^--  To so influence the government that  all these needs are promptly attended  to should not be a difficult task for the  member for Kootenay. The mere request on his part should be quickly  met with ample appropriations. The  Federal building to be constructed  here, if built on proper plans, will be  in keeping with the dignity: of the  Dominion and the great importance of  the district to be made contributary to  it. It would be little better than useless to allow less for the improvement  of waterways than would complete  tlie necessary work. All that is to be  done in these matters needs to be done  asquicklyaspossibler"; ~    :  MAHON. ..leKAI.'L.NI" & MAHON, LTD.,  Mining nml  -l>;u_ Hrokeii., Vancouver,  li. (J.    _M_inb.;'_,-Luck I'xchiu.no. 3o0  <���������il.IL.LH AND PI.ASK. UI.XKUA L  -i CoiMiiiisMiui aiid I'.iwui'ili' i,' 'Agents,  Wliolusalo Jubliri'K in (Ji-iuun _uin<l I ���������ri)vi.-io,,s  Revelstoke SUiii u. Ciuii  I" ION1-L C. I$ARF_". Miiiiiifcf Hmkerorihe  J Victoria Block KxcIiiii-ku of Hritisli Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Ollice, :._ Langley street,  Victoria, 11. (J. , 1171  17. S. AXDKKWS, NOTARY PUBLIC,  " ��������� Conveyancer, etc. Sole Agent for the  Canadian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate nnd  Alining- properties for sale.   Sloci.ii City, B.C.  (oil)   ,  G. EO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  T Broker. Victoria, B.C. (Member of thc  B. C. S ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully (fiiiirdod and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest iiuotations.  -55  WANTED. Storekeeper's and other's books  lo keep.    Bills to make out, etc., by  thoroughly reliable man.   Terms very moderate.   Adore..-,        WILLIAM CANNING.  I'ostollicc, NcI-i'Mi, ...C.  ..IIMXf-. A-'EXTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  3sr_E_uso_c>r, _b. a.    [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ��������� X-I'UAXCK null ---  COMMISSI.!.1. A..I...T.  VICTORIA ST..  ���������_u  NELSON. B. C.  The... MlKEB will exercise a vigilance  in the 'matter and bitterly oppose any  is accomplished.  The popular sentiment regarding tbe  A SEWERAGE SYSTEM.  The letter of Mr. Fletcher, published  in another column of this issue, deals  with a subject that is of great importance to every resident in Nelson. By  the lack of an adequate sewerage system here the health of the community  is seriously threatened.  As Mr. Fletcher, points out, the  changes made by the government last  spring were decidedly for the worse.  It is almost incredible that they  were ever put in practice.'  - The incorporation of Nelson cannot  be accomplished too soon 'fu order that  the town may supply itself with what  is so greatly needed in this respect. It  is deplorable that so much valuable  time must elapse before this can be  done. The sanitary condition of Nelson needs immediate attention. The  provincial authorities must lose no  time in affording practical relief. This  town does not need any iiiore "supervision" such as it had last summer.  The advice of a thoroughly competent  engineer . and im appropriation of  sufficient moneys to keep disease and  death away vis. what is required. If  this is not done the government'will  be held responsible for what is nothing  shortof willful and criminal negligence.  The health  of the taxpayers  is of  more importance than anything else.  W. P. SLOAN,  Ji&Tl&INGr,   ^__.G-_E33STT  <_oa_ ltiver, Ituek Creek, Sutler  IHslrlel  nml Summit .'reck proper!!..< u specially.  Properly on line or Crow's .Ne*! -'ass Kail-  road, located on ._ont Kiver, on lisl.  CorrCN|>oitileitec Sollelletl.  KOOTENAY.   RIVER.  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   POST   HILL, IDAHO.  47:1-5-12-0  W. PERKINS & CO-  mining BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4. Vears Kxperlenee In Mining, Experienced prospectors liiriilslieil on short  .VolIce.   ..lines E__|>_rt_<l anil Reported on.  linker Street, Opp. <:. ������1 K. ..iiimI Ollice  NELSON.     WEST KOOTENAY. B.C,  -7-.-5-12-G  WALTER J. BROWN  MINING BROKER  lie i iik in ilireel conned Ion .villi capitalists who wish to invest in, kikmI iiiinliij.  properties, prospectors are luvlle.l lo list  their claim* with inc. *  coKlti:sro.M������KNCi: soi_|-'ITEI..  P. O. ADDRESS       515       NELSON. B.C.  G. J. REINER.  J. F. REDDY.  REDDY & REINER,  MINING BROKERS & REAL ESTATE  .01 ami atr. TIIK KOOKEKV,  S__?0-_sCA._-Sr_E:,       -       -W-A-SII.  5121 '  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  . "Will 1'iircliase or luriiisli ..liiur) to   Develop  t.ooil   1'rnperlie.s.   first   Class   Con-,  actions lu -.astern Cities anil Louilon-  Wrlle ns before placiiiK .vour properly  315 4 316   ROOKERY  s_-?o_---:-A__i>TE:,c ���������   ���������w_._-.-3_--:-  C. F. CLOUGH &CO.  (INCORPORATED.)  MINES AND STOCK BROKERAGE-  MEMBER SPOKANE STOCK EXCHANGE.  ���������lead OHIee���������Spokane. \V.-.sIiIii;_.Ioii.  f Kossland, It. I":  Kraneh Oilices -J  Toronto. Ontario.  I. Montreal, Canada.  523    "Write for our Weekly .Market Itcporl  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,   REAL  ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. 3. C.  .55_>    A  Typewriter  Marvel-  THE EMPIRE  A High Glass Machine. Quick work,  visible writing. 10 to 12 copies at one  impression, simple construction, durable. Remington keyboard.  $75. on time, $60. cash.  Genera! Agents ror ii. C, -  THOMSON  STATIONERY CO. LD.  BOOKSTORE  BAKER STREET, W    WELSON, B. C.  V. 8.���������Uliilng Law* or B. c, received.  Price ������S cenU. 3__  JOHN  HIRSCH,  . Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:     |'  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  110  Hotel   Slocar>  . Oldest.and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  Proprietor.  RATES :    $2.50 Per Day.  Headquarters   For  Commercial travelers  anfc fllMning  flDen.  First-Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  .5311  Groceries!   Groceries!   Groceries!!  bankrupt  Stock  Complete in Every Line . . .  . . . Butter from to cents up  SPECIAL     DISCOUNTS  C. JISZKOWICZ,  Telephone 26.  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.       53_5  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  MANUFACTURERS   OF  AH   Kinds   of   Carbonated   Waters  ORDERS DELIVERED PROMPTLY.  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED.  P������ O-   Po>T.   88.  Telephoqe  31,  391  GREETING  WE wish our many friends and customers a Happy and  Prosperous New Year, and in order to help you in this direction  we have for your inspection a well selected stock of First-Class  Groceries, also a full line of Crockery and Glassware.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. 0. Box 47 Telephone No. 10  Branch Store at North Fork. m  Pianos!     Pianos!  SEWING   MACHINES  Jacob   Dover's  21!)  Cut to the Bone!  What is?  Why the price of our  HEAVY TWEED and ETOFFE PANTS  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  The P. 0. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  I-__coo:r"_=0-R-_-vte_-D is7o.  TECH]  Hudson's Bay Company,  ���������ARE THE���������  Largest Importers of Tea in this Country  Therefore in a position to  OFFER VALUES WHICH GANNOTiE SURPASSED  IN CHINA, INDIA, CEYLON, AND JAPAN "TEAS  Sole Agents for the Celebrated "Tetley's"  India and Ceylon   Teas  for  Manitoba, the  Northwest Territories and British Columbia  THE  T_R_i__-H)_Hl   S"rT__P_-P:GI_E:D=  For. further information apply  to  the nearest  Hudson's  Bay  Store, or direct to  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO.,   WINNIPEG.  305'  Thos. Dunn & Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  met'   ��������� '"      IJLL- BUrrLlUc  K AM) -"III'I-T IKON, Ml.VEI-S* I'ICK-������. IJ-U. AM>   SHEET STKKL,  MIXEItS- SHOVELS, WIRE KOl'ES, MAMllA HOPES, .' '  DYNAMITE   Fl'SE AXD CAPS.  soleagents for the  Cinnabar mining co.'s  QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Addreps. "Dudd.'.'  (133) "v^_-isrcoTj^r-E__R_t :b. o. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1897  SOUTH KOOTENAY'S MAIL SERVICE  TO BE IMPEOVED.  I'iic  Koiili.ii.iy-CoiiHt  Kall.viiy  is  Favored  ..oiislilcrabiy Ity thu <;.i>v'..rii������iii_iil.  Cuuu.la's -.viicrosity.  Ottawa, Feb., 19:���������Hou. Mr. Mulock,  Postmaster General, will at once deal  ���������with tlie question of better mail accommodation for tlie South Kooten.iy.district.  Tho Biilisb Columbia delegation consisting of Messrs. Maxwell,. Milne, Mac-  Donnell and Mclnnes, father and son  are in Ottawn. They have interviewed  Mr. Blair. Minister ot . Hallways aud  Canals, aud the other ministers who are  in towu, in order to press the claims of  the Kootenay-Coast railway. The government is favorably considering the  plans of assistance proposed by tbe delegation.  A commissioner has been appointed to  investigate tho affairs of the ollice of Mr.  Higginson, Crown timber agent of British Columbia.  OD- GENEROSITY APPRECIATED.  Ottawa, Feb., 19:���������The Governor General has forwarded to the Mnyor a resume  of the despatches received fiom the Sec  retary of State for the Colonies, of whicL  the following is a copy: "The Governor-  General has received a despatch from the  Secretary of" State for the Colonies, will)  whom his Excellency hnd conferred, witli  reference to the most effective manner ol  forwarding contributions from Canada to  the Indian- famine relief fund. Mr.  Chamberlain forwards to the'Eiirl ol  Aberdeen copies of letters from the Indian Office, in reply to his enquiries, in  which it is suggested that the best mode  of forwarding funds from Canada would  be the same as that adopted by the Lord  Mayor of London, who is transmitting  the sums received by him- to Colonel J.  W. Ottley, tt. 13.. Cl._... Secretary of .the  Central lielief Committee, Calcutta. Mr.  Chamberlain also takes tlie opportunity  of expressing bis congratulations regarding the nctiou at preseut.being taken iu  Canada, which cannot fail to be \varml\  appreciated by the Government and people of India." v  The Countess of Aberdeen propose?  tliat Canadian, organize the Victorian  Order of Home Helpers. Messrs.  Laurier and .-.iftoii have eudoise.l the  scheme.  Dcmiuion ollici-ls ridicule the idea of  friction over the Alaska boundary matter  Takeu throughout the difference between  the Canadian and American surveys is s-o  small ihnt there can be very little dilli  culty iu anauging au agreement.  CORRESPONDENCE.  Nelson's Sanitary Condition.  To lho i.-litov of Tun "Mini.::.  Sir:���������  I certainly thiii'. that the citizens of  Nelson have :��������� considerable sizcd,"bo_!o"  to pick with thi; government'over the  sanitary condition of the towu. TLn-  authorities shirted energetically last  spriug to make a* general cleaning up.*  All the theoretical knowledge possible  was brought 1.1 bear ou the subject'.' The  results are entirely uusatisfactO'y: Ins!  autumn saw more- sickness here than  ever before.  Nelsou is situated upon an ancient  moraine, composed of coarse gravel and  loose boulil.'!'.. intermixed with sand and  clay, aflbrdiiiL,' an excellent filter. The  old system of cesspools, made receptacle.^  -for-nll-liquid-wasted-wliioh-percoluted-fai.  below the surface, especially in winter  time, has been, discontinued ' aud all  refuse is now thrown out on tin surface,  or erupted in shallow pits which" has  become dozen and accumulating, has  spread all over the. surface. When thawed out next spring it will be a fiuitful  source of disease. As the hot weather  dries this saturated ground, the germ-  laden dust, will be"distributed. This is n;  -very serious" matter.  The tearing np of tho box drains thnt  ouce did good .service was a great mi_-  _t.ake. The establishment of the preseut  system or, to state more correctly, want  of system, lias caused a disgraceful cou  ditiou. lt is necessary, for the preservation of .he piiblic health, that a very  thorough cli'iirint! of the frozen refuse  that accumulated during the winter be  done as soon as is practical.  For temporary convenience, box drains  might he sunk below tlie' surface, one  along the bank ot Waul creek and the  other aloiit' Cottonwood creek and heading in addition ''A". Pipes could be  connected with these which "would drain  the most congested part of the town.  Upon the. incorporation of Nelson as a  municipality, this system may be added  to aud the eutiie cost would be comparatively little.  Frank Fletcher.  Nelson, Feb. 19.1897.  EIG PEJZE FIGHT.  <:<>rl,.H ami t'il/.Hiiuiiioiis  ;u<_   to   ..U-ct   at  Carton   City.  ", Carson, Nov., Feb., 19 ���������Dan Stuart today took ont the S10C0 license for the  Corbett-Filzsimmous "Contest, to take  place here Maic'i 17. He paid-for it by  check, and uow nothing in a legal way  can prevent the fight from taking place  on March 17.  ,. It is understood lhat tbe local railroad  has made arrang.-meuts with the Southern Pacific to switch all excursion. on  their truck and bring, them straight  through without any transfer taking  place. The sleepers will be side-tracked  here and will furnish the sleeping apartments for the passengers arriving in  them.  Corbett   has   arrived   here   with   his  trainers. ''���������  of the house and senate, and Vice-President Stevenson proclaimed the election'  of McKinley nnd -Hobart ns President  and vice-president respectively.  The arrangements for the inauguration  of President-elect McKinley a week from  next Thursday are rapidly ueariug completion and the indications an. that in  point of brilliancy and attractiveness the  ceremonies, the decorations aud tho festivities incident to iuauguratiou week  will be more lavish than those of former  years. In the decorations ot the ball  room finer resulls are expected than ever  before. About $13,000 will be speut by  the inaugural committee i.i decorating  the main ball room.and the private rooms  set apart for tho use of presidential aud  vice presidential parties.  There will be two graud divisions in  the parade���������one military and the other  civic. There will be nearly 50,000 people  io the parade.  ,    NEW MINING COMPANIES.  A    __t.-o.il    of Incorporations   From   llie  ltrlll_h Columbia .'-/.cite.  Tlio Canadian Paciilu Gold Mining Company,  -d., of ltos..l������nd. Capilal. $7.JO.O0Oi_i SI .shares.  Directors. A. McQuarric. H. J. Moorchousc and  A. O. Duncan, ot Rowland, and Moses Mclfad-  den of Sault St. Marie.  Cascade Development Company, Ld., (for).  Capital. ������500.1100 in ������5 shares. Head oflice,  Spokane, Wash.  Consolidated Seven Mines Company, Ld., of  liossland. Capital. 31,000,000 in $1 .hares.  Directors, K. Kelly XV. H. Jeffory. Jno. Lane, J.  S. Riley and Smith Curtis, all of Kossland.  Golden Chain Prospecting and Development  Companv, Ld.. of Nelson.- Capital, 82,000,000  in SI shaves. Directors, W. A.-MacDonald, H.  R. Cameron anil A. M. Johnson, of Nelson, and  A. II. MacDonald and VV. T. Turner of Guclph,  Ontario.  Thc Heather Dell Mining aiid Milling Company, Ld., of Sandon, Capital, $000,0.0 in $1  shares. Directors. Arthur Mullen,-Patrick  Owens and D. McD. Hunter, of Sandon.  Idler Mining Coii_pany,'Ld._"(for). Capital;  $1,000,000 in ������1 shares.   Head ollice, Spokane.  Thc Kokanee Mining Company, Ld., of Vancouver. Capital. 81,000,000 in 31 shares. Directors, John Wafer, B. Svenceski and W. Murphy.  The Mikado and Koiinto Gold Mining and  Milling Company, of liossland. Capital, ?1,000;  000 in" SI shares. Directors, II. McPherson, J.  Box and William Ross, all of '.ossland.    .  Thc Littlo Jim Gold Mining and Milling  Companv, Ld., (for). Capital, $750,003 in $1  shares.   Head oftlec, Tacoma, Wash.  Tho Noble Threo Mining Company, Ld., of  Rossland. Capital, 81,000,000 in S?l shares, Directors, W. .1. Herald, John McKuiio and Alex.  Miller all of liossland.  The Premier Gold Mining Company, Ld., of  Rossland. Capital, $150,000 in 10 cent shares.  Directors, XV. A. Blair, A. C. Gait, Samuel  Kortcatli, A. E. Suckling and T. Parker, all of  Rossland.  Thc It'ubv Gold Mining and Development  Companv, Ld.. of Vernon. Capital, 8100.000 in  il share's. Directors, G. G. Henderson, H.  .'purling, John Bond, John llighman and D. C.  Underwood, all of Vernon.  Tlie Slocan Citv Mining Company, Ld., of  Slocan City. ��������� Capiial, 81.COO.O0O in 81 shares.  Directors, A. J. Andrews, A. M. lieattioand A.  ri. Andrews, all of Slocan City.  Tho Smuggler Gold Mining and Milling Companv. Ld." Capital. 81,000,000 iu $1 shares.  Head ollico, ltolliysay, N.H.  Tho Stirling Mining, and Milling Company,  Ld.. or Sandon. Capital, 81,500,000 in 81 shave.-.  Directors, Peter Lcclair. J. J. O'Donn.ll and  Eric Thompson, all of Sandon.  Tlio Tidal Wave Mining Companv. Ld., of  Vancouver. Capital." $1,000,000 in $1 shaves.  Director-.. C. Wilson, C. J. Loeviii and J. jl.  Hurt on, all of Vancouver. "   ���������  ippoli'.liiii'nls Itii'/rllrd.  Hi.. Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  l)__ou pleased to make the following appoint  incuts:���������  Alexander lilair Cray, of town of Nelson,  I.,quire, to.be a.Notary Public within and for  the Province.  Thomas Kruno's McGuigan. of the city of  Vancouver, K.v.iuire. to be a Justice of thc  Peace within aud for the Counties of Vancouver and Westminster.  Kdinund dimming Seiiklev. of thc town of  Nelson, -'"squire. Barristei-al.Law, to be a  Notary Public within "and for tho Province of  llriti-.ii Columbia.  Charles Milton Woodwovth, of thc town of  Slocan City, V-squirc, to bo a Notary Public  within and for the Counties of Cariboo and  Kootenay.  llodcrick Finlayson Tolmie, of the city of  Victoria, Esquire, to be a Mining Itccorder'and  a Collector under the "Revenue Tax'Act," for  tlie Nelson Mining Division of West, Kootenay  -.���������lce.oral^Pis.l,rict.,_yicc G. II. Rashdall, dc-  ccased.  George Ingrain Wilson and Arthur Edwin  Shelton. of the city of Vancouver, .Esquires, to  be members of the Licensing Hoard for the  City of Vancouver.  ��������� His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to depute William ..olin Goepel. of  thc town of Nelson, Esquire, -to perforin the  duties of Gold Commissioner and Government  Agent within and for the Ainsworth, Slocan,  Nelson, Trail Creek and Goat Rivcv^Mining  Divisions ofthe Went Kootenay Electoral District, during the absence froni the district of  Napoleon Fitzstubbs,   Esquire, S.N., invalided.  The amount of cash contributed in  Toronto to the Indian famine fund  from various sources has passed the  twelve thousand dollar mark.  GKEE0E AND TURKEY.  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  SOLID    VESTIBULEU  [RAINS.  MODERN    EQUIPMENT  THROUGH    TICKETS  to  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOU1S, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,  and all points east, also   European  S. S. tickets.^  TIME SCHEDULE.  No. 1 West,        depart, 10:55 p.* ni.  No. 2 East,     . " , 9:10.a. m.  For information,: time cards,  maps  and tickets call on or write "  KD.GII.l-.,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -OR-  A. ... OILAKLTOX,  Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'orllaml, 5.1 Ort-xon.  PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION.  Adroit (>1.;>*,;._.' ������r i'nscantry nt IVasUluK-  ton for .111-liliiIcy anil  Hobart.  Washington, Feb., 12:���������The electoral  vote3 oE the 45 states of the Union have  beeu formally counted nt the joint session  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot witb Two Store3.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  A War ltd ween the two Countries Averted  Hy llie Powers.  Londou, Feb. 19.���������The threatened  wivr between Turkey and Greece bas  been averted by Lhe European powers.  An armed corps of Greeks has landed  on the island of Crete. The trouble  was caused by massacres of Greek  Christians.  At Athens demonstrations in thc  vicinity of the palace and the govcin-  ment oilices continue. Cheers for thc  "union of Crete with Greece" were,  heard when the news reached Athens  of the binding of the Grecian troops.  Prime Minister PelYannis made a  speech to the crowd approving the sentiments expressed and exhorting calmness.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  A   _H������_������r.l   uf   Iiii|iorlant   Matters  From  Ynrlou*   l.iK'alltlcH.  -The city council of Victoria is arrang-  iup. for the establishment of an Admirably house at Esquimau.  A farmers' cheap money convention  wa9 held last Saturday at Mew Westminster.  There are 1_!5 miners employed in the  Fairview district. There was lio activity  in this camp a few months ago.  A mining man from Lillooet is reported to be missing at Victoria, and bis  friends fear that he has met with foul  play as he had a lot of money with him.  They have had no trace of him siuce  Tuesday.  The regular cattle quarantine stations  in British Columbia are to be Kootenav,  Redhngton, Waneta, Fort Sheppard,  Osoyoos, Huntingdon. Douglas, New  Westminster, Vaucouver and Victoria.  The statement industriously circulated  in certain quarters to the effect that tbe  Messrs. Dunsmuirs'were negotiating for  the purchase of the New Vanaouver Coal  Miuing Company's property at Nanaimo.  and that Mr. Robins' visit to the old  country at present is for tbe purpose of  couQrining tbe sale is officially denied.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  Sunday 28th February, 1897.  Chobcb 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  _th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pbesbtctt-bian Cnuncii. Services at  ll a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday eveniug at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Cuoiicn. Mass at  Nelson on first and lasl Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Sunday ' and  Kaslo third Sunday.  MErnoDiST Cnuncii. Corner Silica  aud Josephine Streets. ' Service, at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. in. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  I'lieadny at 8 p.m.   ' ���������>  It is reported that there is a revived  feeling in Hawaii in favor of annexation to the United States.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  Cl__iiui������ imtl Repairing  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc-,  SEW AKD SECOND UAI-U.  NELSON  (293)  B. C.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers: will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directoi s.  A. H. CLEMENTS Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  <������������������ (119)  The Nelson  Steal Nayiplii Co.  STR. CITY OF  Ainsworth  Leaves  Kaslo on Monday. Wednesday and Friduyflat 9:00 a. m._  >>  Loaves Nelson' on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 a. ni.;  THE DYING ESQUIMAU.  The right is reserved to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  (01  [Tlie first white c'llld born io America wan ������n  Esquimau. It die- and "wns burled on American soil. Its father sorrowed no deeply that  his nllli.tion, combined with ,a cunatunt: liome-  iiol.ness, superinduced consumption, and a. a  last hope he embarked on the long and difficult  voyage to his native land. On the way thc ship  9iglm-.il un ice Hoc when the tragic incident here  recorded occurred.]  Tlie captain of a sailing bnrk  That crossed tbe ocean long ago,  Hoard in thc miduight and the dark  The lookout's cry, "A floe! a floe!"  "Oh, where away!" the captain cried,  "My good ship now is doomed, I fear!"  Thu mou his prompt instructions bide���������  They'd sailed with.him for ninny a year.  "Make all your rigging trim and taut;  Steer to the north, port hard your helm!  Easu off, there!  Steady, lads���������for naught  ��������� "Would I the good ship overwhelm.  Yon towering mass of ice aiid snow :'  Has treacherous depths that spread afar,'  God bid the unwelcome specter go  Ere we are^rouiuled, hull and spar'."  The beauty of that icy guest   ���������  That sped in crystal whiteness by,       -  Its stately motion, glittering crest  Held spellbound every seaman's eye..  When on* culled out "The Mau below 1  The foreign passenger who lies  At death's dark door���������th'inkest thou the  floe : ..  Were welcome to his northern eyes?"  "Go you," the captain'said, "aud bring  The dyiuj? Esquimau above !  It may be this fair frozen thing  Isfrom the country-of his love."  They lifted from his narrow bed  The wasted form,*a human wreck,  And tenderly his steps they led  To tread again the vessel s deck.  He looked upon the ocean blue, :  He saw the ice-floe's crested dome,  Oue word of English speech he knew  Aud joyfully he shouted "Home!" "-  Then, all the long homesickness gone  His spirit passed to liim who gave  -'  And wheu there came, another dayvu  They left him to.his ocean grave.  Laid on that "bier of ice and snow���������'  A mausoleum grand���������he slept,"  Rocked by the billow's ebb and flow  Aiid by the ocean wind o'erswept.  O, stranger of the frozen zone!  Your latest word is our bequest!  God will His scattered children owu  However far from "home" they rest!  Mrs. M. L. Raths.  A DEEP-WATER GHOST  * Notice of Application for Liquor License.  rAKE NOTICE that _i0 days after date, I,  A. Morin, will apply to thc Government  Agent for West Kootenay for a" license to sell  liquor by retail at the St. Charles Hotel, at  Quartz Creek, 1_. C.  A. MORIN".  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this loth day of Feh-  uary, 1897. (,.17)  NOTICE.  !    403  W. .1. r.. Dlckxou. Kiil-cr i'l.  NrOTICE.���������Till. COLUMUTA AND ICOOT-  cnar Railway and Navigation Company  will apply to tlie .Parliament of Canada at its  next session for an Act authorizing the Company to construct thc Kailway'mentioned in  Section 2 of tlio Act ._������ Victoria, Chapter ,15,  namely a raihvay between some point on its  prcsunt-linc-betwccn.Nclsoii ancLHob-'on.nii I he.  Smith and Kevelstoke on tho North, together  with Kiich branch or branches of tliat railway  or of its main line as may from time to time be  authorized by thc Govcruor-ii.-Couneil not exceeding in any one case thc length of thirty  miles, commencing thc same on or before tlie  lirst of July, l'XK), and completing it within live  years from that date.  .    J. D. TO\VNI_l.V,   ���������  Secretary.  Vancouver, U. C, "  2tth November, 1890.   ������ [5131   '  "Eagle  Parlor"  Matches  Smolutf and housekeeper* alike find t-iem  faultl-w.  '     Tbdr oftx-cn  qualitlct  nuke   them  luxuries to use.  TOT  E. B. EDDY Co  romp  *������*ys HULL,  MONTREAL*  TORONTO.  ^Sf2fY������^A\  ������������������������  Clarkejrtotel,  Josephine St., Nelson.  Enlarged, re-decorated and;  fitted throughout with the  e] ectric-light,__tory. modern  convenience.   Special rates  for hoarders..  The liar IsKupplic- with Choicest Itrmida  ���������At Liquors itiifl Cigar*. ������  S   MRS. CLARKE,  Late of Royal Hotel, Calgary  NOTICE  Unless taken away in thirty days I will sell all clothes left  with me for cleaning". All accounts outstanding-unless paid  within thirty clays will be placed in an attorney's hands for  collection. I desire to sell out my business, rny house, a one-  third-interest in a Toad Mountain,claim, ahd a one-half  interest  in a Bird Creek claim.  Nelson, February 6th, 1897.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  (542)  NOW IN THE COURSE OF PUBLICATION.  THENECESSITY OF THE TIMES.  "Guide to Mines of British Columbia,"  WITH ILLUSTRATIONS.  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It will also lie circulated in Eastern Canada," the United States, Great Britain, South Africa,  Australia and New Zealand, where it will be an invaluable work of reference  to those capitalists and emigrants who wish to take advantage of tlie grand  opportunities offered thcin by the discovery and development of the wonder-  ous mineral wealth of British Columbia.  Address of Editor, to whom all communications should be directed_  E. A. HAGGEN,  olS 618 C������m_l_ Street, Vancouver, B_ C.  BY PAUL PASTNOR.  We were four bronzed, jolly iportsmen,  who happened to -meet during ���������' thu partridge shooting season at a little hostelry  In the southern part of "Virginia. There  wus a real old fashioned fireplace In tho  waiting room of the hotel, and hero,we  used .to gathor every evening to . smoko  our cigars, compare notes ou the sport of  tho day, and "swap yarns."  1 roiucmbcr in particular the story that  Lloyd told us,. the night beforo < we  parted. It was unique- and weird. Lloyd  wns a tremendously big,.athletic fellow,  and he-hail .a way of saying things In  that deep bass voicn of his' that made  them doubly improFsiv..  Ho hnd been sitting for ��������� some time  with his chin on his hand, looking  steadily into the open lire. Benson had  been telling a rather commonplace ghost  story, and the rest, 'of us had dutifully  oh-d and ah-d and ��������� protended to shiver  at the proper places, but Lloyd said  never a word. When silenc.o settle:! upon  the little group once more, however,  Lloyd sat up in his chair, uncrossed hU  feet, and remarked:���������  '(Now, boys, Inm goin;; to tell you a  ghost story the liko of which you never  heard beforo, and'thc bost of It is it's all  true, for it happened to -me exactly as I  shall tell it. '  "When I was in Sweden, some 15  years ago, I had an opportunity to do  considerable gunning,' as my friend and  host was a landed proprietor . and controlled the hunting and fishing rights of  A lurge and valuable territory. In this  tract was one large' lake,> ��������� called Lake  Fryksdal, whicli abounded in line flsh,  particularly piko of a remarkable size.  Hovering over this: lako almost con-  .tantlv were a_ few^palw _of^whitish-  gray birds which the '��������� Swedes ealPsea-  eagles���������great, magnificent, broad-winged  creatures, whose food consisted of the  large fish that were so plentiful in the  waters of their habit*..-  ,. "I had a strong desire to shoot one of  these birds, although 1- knew them to be  held in almost sacred esteem by the inhabitants, who believed that if anyono  should kill - one of them, he would be  haunted by the sprite of the bird as long  SB he lived. But not being thc least bit  ���������up.rstltlous, my passion for obtaining  a specimen of each new bird or animal 1  came across In my travels easily overcame  all scruples, and 1 forthwith laid my  plans tu secure one of the sea-eagles. "I  ���������hall never forget the'circumstances connected, with tho shooting of this bird. It  was a bright, still afternoon. I had been  lying for hours behind a large .. rock on  tha shore of the lako waiting for one of  the birds to.come within range of my  fowllng-piuce. - A. pair of them wero  sailing hither and thither above tho surface of the lake, waiting* for an opportunity to pounce upon some pike or  other flsh that "might be sunning itself  at the top, of tho water. At length 1  saw one of' the eagles drop like a shot  from a height of moro than 100 feet, and  strike the water in a cloud of foam and  spray. The next moment he rose, bearing a good-sized lish In his " talons, and  flew heavily toward tha shore. My heart  began to thump -against iny ribs, as I  saw that, If the eaglo held to his course,  he would pass almost dircctiy'over the  place whero I lay concealed. Crouching  down, I waited for the shadow which 1  -knew must precede tho bird, as he was  ' flying betweon me and the sun.  "At length   It   came���������������   big,   slowly-  traveling blot'of   darkness���������and the moment it passed me on   the shingle of the  beach, I leaped up, with both    barrels of  .my   gun   cocked   and   ready.        Their,  ���������earcely 40 yards   away,   and   a litf-oto  the left, tho eagle   loomed   In   the clear,  sun-lit air.  The gun sprang to my shoul-.  der, and a quick,    loud   report   ram_ out  on thesilcnce.    With   an  almost human  scream, tho bird   dropped   the   fish from  its talons, and   came sailing down   with  outspread,   quivering    wings,     grae.-iul  even unto death.   Slowly he settled upon  the   beach,    wings   oxtended.    I dn.hed  toward  him.      The   great   wings   w#_  vibrating   silently   on    the stones.    The  head and neck   had   fallen   prone In the  weakness and stupor of death.     But sis I  stood over   my   victim,   thc   eyfs of the  great bird ni������t mine with a glancp which  1 shall never   forget���������rnproachfuL, plead-  in?, . accusing,   condemning.      1   fairly  shivered and turned away   my   eyes,    lt  was a look to haunt a man his life lont;.  But when   I. turned again   the   eyes had  glkiwt, and tho Kaga-ficsnt white  eagl.  was   stretched  out   in   the - motionless  beauty of death.  "When I took my prize home, my host  said,sadly, and more than half seriously:  'I am sorry you killed the bird. Ho will'  haunt you to tho day of your death.' I  laughed carelessly, yet somehow my  heart misgave me, and it was weeks  ba'ore.I could KBt over a certain apprehensive uneasiness that pursued me even  In my dreams.  ''I spent the_ensuing winter and spring  in Stockholm;".but with the return of  another summer my friend in the country  invited me most cordially to repeat my  visit at hia fine old estate, and as. I knew .  he really wanted- me.to .come, I had  nclthor heart nor reuson to decline.  "The weather during July was exceedingly warm, and during our frequent  fishing trips to Lake Fryksdal my friends  aud I often refreshed ourmlvos hy taking  a dip in the olear waters. One afternoon,  as we were fishing off Bhore near whero  I had shot my eagle, I said to my ho������t  with bantering triumph: 'Well, a year  has passed, and I haven't seen the .ghost  of that sacred eagle yet!'  ".'Never mind," was tha .reply, 'yon  will see It yet.', Mark iny words. It will  come to you some time when you least  expect it.' .���������-���������.-  "I laughed and proposed that we take  a swim, as the sun was getting up very  warm, and the fish were not biting at nil.  My friend assented, so we undressed and  plunged Into the lake. I dived straight  down, and. catching hold of the jagged  end of a large .rook, opened my eyes tb  look about me for a moment.  "Never, lt I live to be a hundred, will  the sierht that met my ayes at that  Instant be effaced from my memory*.  jComing toward me, silently, and yet  with incredible swiftness, - was the  hleacliM. and snowy skeleton of a gigantic bird,, with wings outgtretohed! It.  made no ' ripple, no ' pulsation , of the  water. It seemed to have no means of  propulsion, for tbe ghostly wings wero  rigid and motionless. Yet on It came', '  swift and still; and, to ray horrified  imagination, in the whlted sockets of the  skull gleamed those same reproachful,  condemning eyes which the dying eagle  had turned upon me a year ago.  "To say that I was fairly paralyzed  with fear but Inadequately describes my  condition. Though beginning to suffer  for lack of air, I could not to save me  have let go my grasp of the rook. I was .  fasolnated, enchained. Every musole in  my body was rigid and beyond oontrol  ot the brain. And still that horrible,  mysterious specter was - coming toward  me, and I could neither avoid lt nor ward  lt off.  "How long I clung there, suffooatlna  and helpl-88, I know not. I only know  that,'just as the water-ghost was about  to strike me in the face, a lithe, white  form flashed in beween,' a strong hand  seized my arm and I was dragged for;  elbly up to the surface of the water!  Then I lost consciousness, .and the noxt'  thing I remember was heln^*rolled over  and over on. my back and punched in  the ribs, and then opening" my eyes on  the pale anxious face ot my "friend,- who  had dived down and saved me.  "When, an hour or two latflr, I told  him the story nf my deep-water apparition, he smiled lii_reduou*ly, even as lie  said: 'Did I not tell you you would sea  it some time?'  "But thc mystery was solved n few  days later when picking up a Stockholm  paper, I read the following paragraph:���������  " 'A GHASTLY TROPHY.  " 'A recent writer-tells what may bo  truly regarded as one of the most curious incidents of natural history. In sniho  of the Swedish lakes, he says, large birds  of prey are In the habit of swooning  down on the pike basking at .the surface  of thc water. In these cases, If the piko  he more powerful ttian tho bird," tho  latter, unable to extricate his t'Uous, is  borne to the bottom and drowned. Incredible as the story seems, Kck-tron'i,  Bev. Mr. Moller, and other writers, stato  that the flesh of tho pike heals with the  ta'ons of tho bird in its back, while the  bird becomes converted into a skeleton,  which is carried about by the pike. One  skeleton, which had long been exhibited,  by ������ pike in Lake Wetter, had acquired  'a greenish tingj, and was regarded by  the fishermen as a harbinger of misfortune.' " V  3lukr Your ~.Yorkm.*n Comfortable.  A manufacturer, in gossiping about  tho bent way* of handling workman, says  that the nature of thc floor of the shop  has a great deal to do with the amount  of work that i.s got out of the operative  stall.'' Ho was oneo struck by the difference In the apparent activity of two s_ts  of men working on similar jobs at the  vise In two rooms of a large shop. Oik;  was tn an old building and" the other  was in one of recent construction. In thu -  former thc men xtood easily and naturally .at their work, and showed no sym.j- -  toms of a hankering for a scat on the  bench, while In thc latter the men were  shifting their weight from one foot m  ' the other, throwing one leg upon ' tho  bench at every opportunity and showing  every.evidence of foot fntlguo. The superintendent guesMud that lho riitTcrenco  was duo to the floors upon which the  two gangs of men were standing. In the  old shop the floor was of wood, springy  to a certain extont.'niid a poor conductor of heat. In the" new shop it was of  the most boautlful concrete," an oxccllcnt  conductor of heat from the feet nf tho  workman, and as -unyielding as granito  rock. So the benches in the new shop  were raised a couple of inches, and each  man was given a platform of wood that "  rested on two crosspleces at tho end, and  had a slight spriug to it. Tho foot weariness disappeared almost nt once, and no  further trouble was experienced'.' Which  shows that the prettiest floor is not always the best for the workmen.  KiiKluiifl's C:imcls.  The British Government   is the owner ���������  of about 25,000 .!amelv the greater number being In India, where   they   aro kept  in reserve at the commissariat depots, to  meet various-requirements���������such as1 the"  carriage of   stores   to   out   stations, aud  camp   equipages     of     troops  .changing  quarters by line of march.    In   the  .war  of 1878,   In   Afghanistan,    camels   wero  used by   the British     Some   .0,000 died  during the campaign from    cold, neglect .  and starvation.    Included   in    thu above  v_r_. 000 are the camels cm ployed in Kaypt  with tiie British army of  occupation���������111  1884-85   a   camel   corps   of    i.Ouo   was  furmrd, which did excellent   service during tlio war agaiust the Mahdi.  At present between six and ������even thousand camels  belonging   to   the    British   Government-  ore engaged in   the   advance 011 Uonuola  tn the Soudan,   and   tlie  Government Is  still buying   largely,   so   that   probabiy  before    the   autumn   campaign  is   over  those numbers will be nt   least doubled.  I   As the camels nre obtained they   are or-  j   gaulzed into companies of _0U each.  1'our thousand Siou.. ituU-u*  are *aid  i   t-s be regular church attendants. THE' MtNliR,  NbLSt)N,  H. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20,   189.  JES LAYIN'ERBOUT.  Boin' nothin'," jes layln' erbout,  "YVatchin' the t;rass en trees put out,  "faiii't been erAveek sense the woods wu.  bare:  Now it's a livin' green ever'where.  Ifc :il 1 come on so sudden en quick,  I'm all done up en can't work a lick���������  Don't  wanter  do   no-liin'   but    jes    lay  erbout,  "Watchin' tbe grass eu trees put out.  Theellum tree nil us gits green fits';  AVhen the beeches see it, co'se they inns';  But ever'thing green don't look jes riglrt,  So the dogwood puts ou olo'.s.iv white;  They're party thick now���������time ter plaut  corn.  But I'm jes ez lazy ez w'on I wuz born���������  Don't want fer to do nothin'   but jes lay  erbout  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.  Watchin' the calf en the'colt at p'la'y;  Watchiii' the cat hold the pupal buy-:  Watchin' tlie old dog asleep on the floor;  Watchin'  the  chickens  feed   rouu'    tlie  door;  Smellin' Llie roses 'at freshen the path;  Uearin'the cricket 'at si'i'iys o'n'tlie'li'ii'tli;  Watchin' the milk-white clouds sail by,  Like angels' wings, 'ne.-ith the  April sky,  Don't want ter  do  nothin' -but jest lay  erbout ,  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.  Ain't got no energy; can't even flsh;  It ud purtv nigh kill Hie to hear my line  "swish."  Jes one*year to.dav, while pullin' er trout,  I neaiil a loud splash,  en a heart-tearin'  shout,    . .;  Eu   runnin'   ez  fast ez I'.could  up  the  creek���������  But   what  is  the matter, I can't hardly  speak���������  I can't do notliin' but jes lay erbout   ���������  Watchin' the grass en trees put out.  .Watchin' the ivy en flowers 'at grow  Over the bed of my drowu'd boy, -To;  Watchin'tlie lilacs'at nod ou  the  breeze,  Eu seem to feel sorry fur her .on her knees  'At weeps by the 'grave uv  her lone little  son  En asks fur the prayers uv the 'Heavenly  One.  'Taiu't strange ter me 'at _ jes 'Jay erbout  Watchin' the grass en -trees put out.  ���������Njew Yoke Sun,  A RESULT OF A FLOOD.  BY FANNIE WILLIAMS.  "Hi. Marse John! Dat. nr Pelto boy'������  huntiri' our hogs ag'ln"  John Hartwell, who was busily hammering 'at some piece of boyish -earpent-  ery'ln his father's workshop, turned 'a  pair of kindling blue eyes toward the  excited, young darkey who 'rushed in  with the above Information.  "What's that yon say, Tom Pete?"  Tom Pete repeated his statement, add- :J  ing the renw'-k that tho Polton   boy was  "a-heavln' stloks at 'em,  a' makin*  'em  run like de ole Niok!"  John put down his hammer and exclaimed:���������  "I'll see if I can't put a stop'to'this  business, once for all!"  As he 'spoke, he strode out of "the  workshop und started across the enrn-  fleld, with such an air of angry 'determination that Tom Pete, running after  him, 'kicked np his heels and -grinned,'  in high glee at the prospect of a collision  which was sure to bring tho Peltonboy  to grief.  John Hartwell and Tracy  Pelton were  foes of long   standing, though:neither of  " them could tell 'exactly   how   their feud  had flrst arisen.  Thc Peltons owned a small plantation  on the Sunflower river, and tho Hart-  wells had come from tbe north some  years before nnd settled on '.the next  place.  . Tracy and John, who were nearly of  tlie same age, became acquainted and  were peaceable enough for a time, though"  they had occasional disagreements, like  all neighbors' hoys.  But some difficulty more serious than  usual had .led to ill-feeling between,  them, which had broken out tit last int.'  open warfare; so thpy wore now declared  and downright enemies. 'It was a pity,  for tbey wore both fine boys, each in his  way.  John was a stout young athlete, quicktempered, quick-witted nnd merry, always ready for work or play, and throwing himself Into both w_th.uqui_.l_ODBr*gT_;_  while Tracy was of a quieter disposition  and did   not get   angry   or enthusiastic  ��������� In a moment, but was   slow   to alter his  opinions ater they wera formed.  "Obstinate as a mule!" John said, not  stopping to think that Tracy's affection  was even more deep and lasting than his  wrath; that he could .be a very constant'  friend as well as an obstinate   enemy.  John was in an exceedingly belligerent  frame"of mind wheu he reached" the edge  of the field which bordered on-the Pel-  ton place, and beheld his 'fatlior's fine  drove of hogs rushing pell-mell through'  the corn-stubble, pursued by a slender,  dark-eyed boy, who was vigorously pelt-  lug them with sticks', clods of earth or  whatever he could lay his hand on;  , "You stop that, Tracy .Pelton!"  shouted John, peremptorily.  "Mind your own business "and keep*  your hogs at home!" retorted Tracy, as  h������ bombarded the hogs with a lively  shower, of cornstalks.  "I should think this was my business,  and I'll attend to lt in earnest If you  don't look out!" cried John, bristling  with wrath and resolution." '. "11 you hit  one of those hogs again I'll bit you!".  Accepting this us a .challenge, Tracy  promptly threw a short stick, which took  the largest of the hogs . behind the ear  and sent the whol������ drove scurrying  tumultously toward their owner's premises.  John snatched up the stick and burled  it back at Tracy, striking him on the  shoulder with force enough to make him  very ;angry, if it did not hurt him much.  He flew at John with doubled fists,  and John, nothing loath; received him  in the same manner.  The result was that Tracy got whipped,  as usual; for the two boys had had several battles already, and, though Tracy  invariably, came out second best, be  never shrank from a - fresh encounter i  with his stronger foe.  As for John, though he returned home '  after tho   battle   flushed   with    triumph  - and greatly-admired   by   Tom   Pete,' yet  he was perfectly   aware   that his victory  had not settled anything.    It   was  quite  certain that   Tracy was still determined !  to chase the bogs   and   otherwise   annoy :  his enemy whenever he got a chance.  However, during the days that- follow- '  pd neither of the boys   had  any   time to  wast������ in fruitless hostilities"    Thoy were  ��������� sufficiently occupied -with the business -  which was now demanding everybody's .  attention���������that of saving their persons i  and property from destruction ' by the |  waters of the river, which, after rising j  rapidly for three days, had overflowed ���������  Its banks and.: was fast inundating the ;  whole region.  Water from,  other * streams   poured, in '  to iwe_J ths torrent, -cattle were drown.-. ,  nnd building*  'were   swept "away.   And  still tho flood rose higher day by day.  People were obliged to move into tho  upper stories -of their houses; then, as  the water crept up higher, to take refuge  on tho roofs; and, at last, they were  forced to flee-for their lives to the high  ground, nt a distance of many miles.  Mr. Hartwell had built a sort of flnt-  lnat, or scow, as ho called it, which  proved cxtiemely useful to himself and  his neighbors iu this perilous time..  It was constantly in use, conveying  peoplo to :the' hills, picking up valuable  floating property and taking off the sheep  and cattle which were huddled in crowds  wherever some bit of high ������round -.formed  a tiny island in tlie very midst- of the  flood.  One day, whep Mr, Hartwell had  taken oh* u number of cattle, as many  as the s-xow could safely carry, hi* started  with iui)tli������r mini to pad'llo them to a  place of safety, lavicg John and Tom  Pete on tho housetop, which was still  out nf water. ���������  He intended to como hack for another  load of stqek. ahd as the -scow was so  heavily loaded, tho boys -volunteered to  remain behind and wait for his return-  In the meantime they amused them  selves by fishing-for driftwood-'.ind such  floating ' property as the-waters brought  ���������within thoir .reach.  Them was a strong current setting past  the house, and anything which happened  to drift into this eddy was borne along  so swiftly that a quick hand was required to capture it; but the lioys had  a long rope and a pole with a hook at  one end, and by means of these implements they hauled in quite a collection  of miscellaneous articles.  "Hi! look dar!*'*cried Tom Pete, suddenly. "Dor's de Pelton boy's doghouse  a-coming down de stream. Is you gwine  to ketch;d*t?"  "No; let it go," said John, with a  scowl. "I'm not going -0-s.iye his old  doghouse for-hlm-^jrwi, I -will, too!".  And impulsive John reached out his  pole and drew in -a - gttMy-p<iinted kennel, whieh'"he'hai-at euce recognized as  the habitation of -Tracy's favorite hound.  It was a cumbefstHne article to-manage, but the two boys contrived to-get  It on the housetop by dint of stout-tugging. As John straightened up after-the  lift, he remarked with an apologetic accent:���������  "It cost Mr. Poltou three dollars to  get tbe old thing painted, and I haven't,  got anything against him!"  At this moment' Tom Pete gave utterance to another excited "Hi!"  "Dar'a a hull raft nf stuff a-comin'  down f'n_ Pel ton's place," he said.  "Sumfln's done busted ober dar!" I  "Mutt _w their g-nhoase; father said  he was afraid it wouldn't stand," replied  John, gazing regretfully- tit the mass of  boards and timbers 'which came swiftly  down tho current. "I hope all that lumber won't come bumping -against this  house," he added, with-a look of apprehension. I  "If 'e do, we'll bust up, too, fo'  sho'," -said I'otn-Pete, sagely. "It __ln't  n-gwine to hit us,-dough���������it's -gwine to  pieces." In fact, the mass of timbers  began to fall apar^ and drift away separately, and ,._ohn -got ready with his pole  to pull lo the boards as -they were  sweeping past. All-at once, with-a-great  start, he-oxnlaimed:��������� I  '.'-Tom Pete, there's somebody hanging  on to that board nut yonder!" i  "It's dat ar Pelton boy!" cried Tom  Pete. "He'll  ;git drownded.sho*!" i  ..c-Before Tom Pete spoke,   John had bo- :  come awnre that   it   was   Tracy   -Pelton ���������  who clung to that   drifting   board,   end  liis whole generous heart went out .to his  helpless foe in a -moment.  "Tom Pete, you hold-on to  the rope,"  be said,   hastily   twisting   a   coil   of it j  around 'his atm as he spoke.   '' We -can't >  ���������reach'him with   the  .pole,   and he don't  'know "how to swim. I'll have to go -after  Jiim."   ������'  "Is -you gwine to  drowu'd  yo'self fo'  -dat kin' ob a feller?" Tom-Pete  demanded, with-strong disapproval.  _> '*Of-oo.ur^e-not. I'mgoVngto save liim."  "He ain't-wuff savin'," declared  -Tom  'Pete, -contemptuously.  "What are you talking about," said  John, -with flashing eyes. "He's tiie  ipluCkiest fellow to* fight that I-ever saw.  Doyou suppose I'm .going -to let him  Jdrown_bf.cnuse-be__doe_n't_.happen^to be  ^the best friend i'-ve _got? What do you  ������������������take me for, -anyhow."'  "lion' take you fo' -_._._������__'-." said Tom  :Pete,-with .a soared look, -and ha*_������ni������g  4o clutch the rope, as John impetuously,  add.d:���������  "Hang-on to that rope now, end help  me haul him in. -If' -he .gate -away I'll  ipitch you-nfter-him."  And John, with'* shout ������f encouragement to his imperil loir ������_*, flung himself-  |Into-the-witter-and struck out to--Tracy's  -aid. He-was a-sturdy swimmer, ond in  'a fow; moments he .came alongside of ithe  board to whioh Tracy -was ell aging, _*ud  -fastened ids irope .to it.  Tom Pete began to -haul -in-the rope  with great zeal, while Ja_n, .putting-one  -arm under Tracy's shoulder, and swimming with the other, aided in propelling  him to the housetop, -where they quickly.  drew him up, wet, weak and shivering,  but by no means devoid .of the courage,  and "pluck" which. John so, much admired. ��������� . "  "John- Hartwell, you're a -good fe.1-,,  -low," said he, clasping John's hand,  with a look that spoke -mote than -his  words. "I thought--..was/gone when ���������he  gin house went, and -I .can -tell you -I was  glad when you called _ut to- -me. You  have* saved my life,' and I -shan't forget  ��������� it."  " "How earne you ,on the .ginlious.;? I  thought-your folks had-all gone tu the'  hills," asked John.  "Father and I camo down to fend the  stock over on the high knoll," answered  Tracy. "I thought I -would be safe  enough ou the ginhouse, while .he went  over there with a boatload of corn and  hay.. But it gave 'way, and went over  like a'piie of chips. This current was too  ��������� much-for it. It will cost father a pretty  penny to build a aow._ginhouse," he added, ruefully.  When Mr. Hartwell came back-to get  the boys, he was very much surprised .to  find Tracy Pelton -in their company-;  and when Mr. Pelton, discovered -what  had happened, he was too grateful for  the rescue, of his -son., to complain about  the loss of his (.inboase.  When the waters had finally subsided,  so that people, could -return "-to their  homes, the two planters, like all their  neighbors, found theniK������Iv������s much jkio er  for lost stock and injured property; the  flood had one good result for John and  Tracy���������it had made -' them friends.���������  Golden Days.  ANOTHER LETTER.  1 "I"will mako a clean breast of it! Better to know and endure .the' worst at  once than to suffer longer this paralyzing  anxiety, which makes tho present dreadful and the future terrifying."  So reflected Mr. Hichard Foskott, as  he sat; worn and haggard, in his hand-  eomo house at Bays water.  More than more comfort surrounded  the despairing man. His light-hcartod  wife and merry daughter chatted gaily  together innn adjoining room. And "iu  town" many a plodding city man envied  Dick Foskett his snug berth of ''manager  In tho well-known house of Godfrey  Avery & Co., stock brokers.  And yet this prosperous-looking gcu-  tlomun had found no savor in his annual summer holiday, from which ho  had just returned, some days before his  leave of absonco had expired.  It was the old, old story���������the sad one  that reappears with new faces every day,  alas! when commerce thrives. This  gcuial friend, generous host, and trusted  confidential servant was nothing more  than'that poor thing, ������ thief! He himself would have preferred to style his  depredations "irregularities:" And it  . was with the wealth of'his employer���������  his friend, one might say ��������� Godfrey  Avery, that he had tampered. j  True, he had never dreamt of associating himself with mere vulgar plunder.  He himself had speculated widely with  money not his own, yet with such knowledge and acumen that it soemed impossible for him to.make a false step. I  But a most -unlocked for fall in American securities had overtaken and over- j  whelmed him. With- time all might be  - retrieved, but tills was the very thing  he could not command. A few days must  inevitably see him exposed, and probably'  imprisoned." |  Mr. .Avery was known to be strict to  austerity in all his business relations;  stern and unbending in matters' of pro-j  bity and honor; but a curiously mild, ;  shy, and nervous little man away irom '  his office and in society.  Folk   said : that   he   needed a wife to '  draw him out a bit, and, as Godfrey had [  never been heard to express any objection  to the married   state,   he  may   possibly i  have agreed with these.  It was this knowledge of one side of  his employer's character that led Mr.  Foskett to at last hit on a plan hy which  he craftily hoped to elude the most tragic  consequences of his crime.  The wretched mau reasoned with hlm^  self Bomewhat In this wise:���������  "If I lay open the truth of my position  before Mr. Avery in his -office, his keen  city instincts will make him treat nut  with rigor and harshness. It is -quite  likely that, -for the "sake of making-an  example of me before his clerks, he may  immediately call in a. constable nnd give  me in charge. A better .plan will -bn for  my wife to invite him, in our -joint  names,"to dlno with us on 'Wednesday  evening,"which is the one precedina the  morning ' wheu I should resume ray  duties. Thank .goodness! Avery _s:not  above accepting nn invitation from his  confidential clerk.  Once "he had resolved-on'this course of  act-ion, tho culprit felt easier in -his  mind. By the time his admiring-wife  had -written iind .- despatched the. all-important invitation, he had gained so ���������iuucli  cheerfulness that his daughter iX-jtli  declared'he had gone back ten years-in  age, and 'was now reaping the benefit of  his recent tour. -���������  "I am so glad you .'have invited .Mr.  Avery;'" said this somewhat -statuesque  young lady. ."Ho is so gentle, and he  has so much more sense than 'those bits  of boys, -who think of no one but themselves.' Besides, his wealth must be  great, aud, after all, money is tho main  thing nowadays; isn't it, pa?"  'The question had keen significance for  Dick Foskett -jus*1 then. Never ' before  had he agreed witb this sentimrmt of his  daughter- so. zestfully.  Scarcely had his note to Mr. Avery  reached-the local pillar-box when thu  postman brought the erring clerk a letter,  the sight of which was alone sufficient  to blancho his cheeks, and make his  heart-fall like a dead weight, within him.  composureand dignity. Her manner im"  plied that Mr. Avery had'merely displayed  that good taste she had oxpocted from  him;  Tho hours passed now with irritating  slowness. Whon at last Mr. Avery's  voice was heard'in-the'hall his. manager  was bursting with excitement.-' '.The latter received his guest with the utmost  effusion, and he literally drnggod him  into.the. room.  "I am delighted to seo you, Mr. Avery  ���������delighted! I must shake both your  hands. This is indoert the happiest mo-  niont of my lifo!" cried Foskett, looking as though ho wished very much to  embrace his  .jgUor.  "I mu very glad to see you again,  Hichard," returned : tho stockbroker,  holding back an expression of alarm,  growing on his plucid faco "but really  1 seo no occasion for such a vehement  expression of joy."  "J\To occasion, sir?" protested the other.  "Why, shy when you condescend to proT  poso an alliance with our huniblo family,  when you express a desire to enter onr  circle by -forming . one of the holiest of  ties, when you cravn to become one of  us, I say there is the greatest and highest  occasion. Bless you, Mr. Avery���������bless  you!"  "Alliance? Your family? Holiest of  ties?" gasped tho amazed bachelor. "I  do not understand you. Perhaps���������er���������.  perhaps you arc not well?"  He sidled towards the door.  "Intoxicated with happiness! That is  all, sir," declared the beaming Foskett.  "And   this,    sir���������this   is   the    precious  -lut-ally Safe.  He���������I. never mean what I say to a  summer girl.  She���������And I never believe what a summer man says to me.  He-���������Good. Then we might as well be  engaged without farther less ���������_ tints.  CHAPTER  II.  Only too well did he know tho parchment-like envelope affected by his firm;  and the address, so perfectly typed,  could only be the work of Soptimus  Penn, the vain and feeble-minded youu-g  fellow who worked" at the "ollico under  the immediate-supervision of the startled  man, who now trembled as he opened  tho missive, which ho had no doubt came  from Mr. Avery, to crush him with the  news that his perfidy was discovered,  and to warn him that only immediate  restitution - could save him from penal  servitude. But as he read it a hopeless  expression of bewilderment overspread  his face.  "I am goiug mud!" he muttered,  "completely, niad!"  He sent for his wife. "When she entered thc room he handed the document  to hor, saying:���������  "Read it .to,me, Martha, I cannot believe the evldonccs,of my senses."  "Why, of course, you can't!" cried his  flushed and bustling domestic partner.  "I declare jt is enough to take one's  broath away. * Fancy Mr. Avery, of all  men,-making a proposal for our daughter's hand! How modestly, he words his  letter; too! Hn calls himself unworthy;  .asks us to pardon, his presumption, nnd  talks about having 'the honor';of waiting on you on Wednesday evening to!  receive your decision,- But, there! I  nover knew so unassuming' a "man as  dear Mr. Avery. What-a splendid match  it'.will be for our darling Edith!"  "Of course,", replied hor husband, still  feeling liko a man in a dream. "Avery-  must be a' queer fellow to have such'a  lotter ns that typewritten," added "he,  'thoughtfully. -  "I really do not see it,"   Mrs. Foskett  protested, prepared   to   defend -her prospective son-in-law   against   any   attack,  tentative or aggressive.  "What is tho use ,  of having a'typewriter if you -do not use I  it?" j  ���������   "That is all-very well; but .then,   you,  see," he had to dictate that letter to young !  Septimus Penn   and   that   empty-headed  noodle is suro to have" spread  it all over .  'Change by this time." - ���������  ''And why not?" demanded tho lady, ,  bridling up. "We have notning to be i  ashained of, and ,J am sure Mr. Avery '  has not. As for Mr. Penn, I am very,  sorry-for him. This will be a great blow '  to the young man. Itwas easy to see at  our last party how deeply smitten ha .  was with dear Edith.*'  "The insolent-young puppy!" cried,  Mr. Foskett wrathfully. "Had he ever,  | dared to hfnt at such a tiling to me I'  i would have kicked him from one end of.  i Tbtenaortofi street to the other!"  ii   j*l__ Edit,   r������c._ .-���������_*,   Ue  n.ws   with  document which has filled me with such  gladness���������your lotter."  "My letter?" repeated Mr. Avery, taking the missive from lho  other's   hands.  He sat .down, and smoothing the paper  out on his knee, hn read it with great  deliberation. .When his gaze reached the  signature, it "appeared to remain glued  there for at least   a   couple   of minutes.  "Well, well," murmured he, half to  himself, "this is remarkable. I had not  thought of such an eventuality, but 'pon  iny word, I might do worse, and this  is certainly a legal offer."  "Do worse!���������a legal offer!" exclaimed  I the astonished father. "Why, of course,  my dear sir. Surely you���������"  Whatever Mr. Foskett was on the verge  of expressing a certainty about will  never bo known, for at this moment his  wife came fussily into the room.  "Oh, Mr. Avery!" she orled. Her feelings proved too much for her. She fell on  his bosom, murmuring: "My son!"_. nud  encircled his neck with her arms.  CHAPTER III.  Edith appeared in the nick of time to  get to the rescue. She passed her "poor  mamftia" on to Mr. Foskett, who promptly  dumped that agitated lady on to the  nearest chair.  "It seems, Miss Edith, that you and  I are to be married," said Mr. Avery  rlmply, aud with less shyness than might  have been oxpected. "I assure you that  I am very glad indeed.' I have had no  experience in these matters, but I suppose it is proper for me to do something.  Possibly if I make your father my partner that may do as a pomin.ncoinent."  "Oh!" groaned Mrs. Foskott, "how  noble he is!"  "And if you will permit it,Miss Edith,  wc will spend our honeymoon on tho  Continent. It will do me good to gut  away, from business for a few months  and the interests of the firm will be well  guarded by your father during our absence.' ���������  "Ves, yes!" "Dick" broke in eagerly.  "Come, my dear," added he to his wife,  let ns no longer obtrude ourselves on  these young people."  In the hall a servant informed him  that Mr. Septimus Penn bad called, and  was waiting c to see him in the study.  "Confound him!" muttered Mr.  > Foskott. "What does ho mean by bothering hero now? Well, sir," continued he,  when he entered the apartment reserved  for the reception of callers of no liuport-  unci>, "what do you want?"  He spoke so - blustcriiigly that poor  little "Seppy" Penn trembled all over.  "If you please, sir," tbe latter faltered, "I .called about that typewritten letter I sent yon, und -which I fear I forgot  to sign. Of course you know at once it  "ca~m"e���������fronr'"iiye","*6utT"ii^  my Inadvertence."  "Letter? Typewritten letter?" murmured Mr. Foskett.  "Yes, sir. I do believe it is tho one  you have in your hand at this very moment. "  "Well, sir. I conldn't help falling in  love with Miss Foskett, for it isn't in  human nature to .be. insensible to hor  bi'auty. I thought -I would be strictly  honorable,.and flrst of ;all ask your permission to pay my addresses to her.  After I had finished all tho firm's letters  I typed one to you, because you always  say my handwriting is execrable. Before  I could sign it Mr. Avery sent mo out  on an important errand. When I returned  Martin told me he had put all thc letters  in their proper envelopes, and had posted  *.hein;' Mr. Avery signed alibis, but of  course-mine must have reached you  without  any name to it."  "Iam"8orrr for you, 'Seppy,' "said  he, growing familiar in a patronizing  way, "but you must prove the sensible  fellow you are, and abandon all thoughts  of -my daughter. Indeed, you must forget that you ever sent this foolish letti-r  and 1-will not think of it "again, either.  The truth is, 'Seppy,' my 'laughter has-  been engaged to Mr. Avery for some time  past, and our esteemod principal is here  to-night to get my dear child to fix the  wedding day."  "Oh, my!" cried Penn, sufficiently-impressed and dismayed.  "Yes.' Kow, if ho ever learned you had  once aspired to occupy his positiojj-you  wnuld..not be another fivo minutes in  the  office."  " ' -. _     "  "Of course not," agreed 'Seppy.'" "  "But if you keep a still tongue in your  ���������head -I will .see tbat   things go very well  with you.    Let   me .see, "how much are  you getting now?"-"  "A hundred and twenty, sir."  "From next month    you   shall take a  hundred and   fifty,    and   in  the coming  year we will se������ if we cannot make your  salary the level.two hundred."  "Oh, thank you,' Mr. Foskett! -thank  you, sir!" cried the overjoyed Septimus.  ->"Whatan extraordinary bit of good  fortune that proposal has ; brought- me!"  he soliloquized. "What a capital investment it has proved!*'  Indeed, he was right, and it gave  more than wealth and safety to the man  who was soon to be one cf the principals  of the opulent firm of Godfrey Avery  and Company. From -that day Edith's  father became a* changed and a better  man. His terribly narrow escape made a  lasting impression on him, and he lives  to-day a devout and kindly: gentleman.  But Septimus Penn never guesses that  all the favors ' which are being heaped  upon him ara but crumbs from "Dick"  _?e*___t.'i yteaigiou* slice af hwkf  the Mcdowell atkins watson co., ltd  ���������S7_-^WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-^^S  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Arc.cles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MTELGbI., Silver, Comer or Goal Properties.  ELM or promote Coiw to take ore.  WILL HANDLE Bonds of Flednc .(earn or Hoise Car Railways.  WILL BD1LD Wateriorl.. or Float Bonds ol Same.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway, New York City.  379  Oopp's Hot Air Heaters  ALSO  Active Warrior Cook Stoves  Cold Air Draught and Ventilated  Oven,   Best  on  tlie Market ������at  439  E. J. RITCHIE'S  "The Feather-Weight"  Lightest Dress Shoe made. Weighs only io  ounces. Best French Patent Calf, with  black cloth top, and thin, tough, oak  tanned sole, Goodyear turn. Long  razor pointed capless box toe,  best elastic sides. Least liable,  of all patent leathers, to crack. Sizes, 5 to 12, widths  A to E. Congress, $5.50. Low cut laced, $3.so-  Stamped on the sole���������  c%:Tg     "The Slater Shoe"  ..-.,1-1..- ������ Ui;i.l,S. Sole .tx.ms for XelsoH.  VUV.H\  ISKOS., Asciil, a( Knslo.  372  Fred J. Squire  ,  HAS  RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  FALL and   WINTER   GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERftES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 90  NELSON,  B.O.  A First Class Meal  At the most reasonable prices at the VIENNA BAKERY  'and RESTAURANT. Bread, Cake, Pies, Buns, Rolls,  Etc.    Also   a  good   assortment   of   Candies   and   Cigars.  Lunches put up to order.  Jo Hi}  llliijier,  Proprietor  47G-12-12-6  Pa ker Street.  C. D. RAND.  D. S. "WALB711DGE.  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  MINING BROKERS  SANDON,       -      B. C.  Mines bought and sold, Stock for  sale in all B. C. mines, Official Brokers for Wonderful Group Mining  Co., Kootenay Agents of Bondholder  Mining  Co.,   stock.    Com-]  Music Lessons  Mrs.' Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Tliomsnn  S-U-Ioiicrj-  IVs  Slorr,  XcIsod. _27  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  *V"J__-.__?TC!0'Cr-V*_H!Il;, B. C  ���������WHOLESALE    GIIOCERS    AND ..DIRECT  IllPOIiTEI-S FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  panies promoted.    Correspondence: A Ful1 Stock o������ .^^cS'e^"' Ci*arettes*  sblicited.  422  Prompt Attention 16 All Orders.  '13291 ���������;JT  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, .SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 20, .1897  MINING TRANFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers,  the nominal sum of $1 is to bo understood.  ..  Sew Oenvcr.  Jnn 30���������  Smuggler���������Geo Blanc to J J Godfrey, S.  Smuggler���������Jas A Baker to J J Godfrey, J.  Feb 1-  Bonnic Doon���������G C Clarke to D McWilliam,  1-lfi. ������  Joint Hyo and Summit���������J C Butler to J H  Strickland, J.  Same���������J 0 Butler to J M Liml, Jr.  Feb 2���������  ��������� The Robin���������G Long to B Anderson, $12-0.  Telephone���������G Lonti to ll R XV Hathborne.  $750.  Hob Roy-J Knight to XV J McMillan, i.  I C, Washington Fraction, Charlotte and  Herbert���������L Montgomery, Ii L Clarke, G A  Sheppard, A K Jeil'erson. J E Jeffor-on and J  L Retallack to The Washington Mining Co.  foroign.  Para���������J Lawson to D S Wullbridgo. J.  Para���������T Hulsiger lo D S Wiillbridue, i.  Idaho I, Arizona fr���������P Aspinwall to JiT Atkins, $10,000.  Para���������T Hulsiger to J J Godfrey, i.  Para���������J Lawson to J J Godfrey l.  The Standard���������C Murchi on tu J W llyan,  950.  Feb 4-  Hubv May���������Wm Stubbs to the t'arndu.f Mining & Development Co. Ld, i. 8200.  Sillier Frnction-Chas T -Miller to Arthur \V  Ogilvlo, }  Little Estclla Frnclion, Grncic, Minnie. Tornado and Hope���������Gcthro A Smith, Gavin 11  Wright, G F Golden, Geo A Lovo to Selkirk M  & M Co, Ld.  Gettysburg, Chesnpeak, Dixie, Forlorn Hope  and St Aubin���������W L Callanan to Thos D Tobin,  ' Gettysburg���������Thos D Tobin * to J M Aston,..  $15.  Feb 5-  Convcntion Fractlon-  Gilhooly, J.  Albert llehne to Jame.-  ItOSNlaiKl.  Feb 9-  C B & Q--.V1I McKenzie, *WII Finluyson and  J S Clute jr. to A S Monti-ilh.  Arlington, Alton, Syndicate and Ruby���������IIA  Phillips and W F Russell to B Mayers, J in  each. ���������. '���������  Franklin���������J lt Cook antl Robert J Bealey to  Claude A Crcgan, ���������}.  Feb 10���������  York Slate, JJ & F, Peacock. Annie and R  Hummer���������George Meyer to Mrs. Louisa Sieklei-  ,. in each.  Same claims���������Airs Sicklcr to EiiKcno Dcnzcl.  ,. in each.  Vornie���������E E Sheppard toS Thornton Langley  New Year, Snowshoe. Snowshoe No 2 and  Snowshoe No 3���������F J Hardwick to William Will  lace Carlisle, J.  Omaha Fraction���������Waller Reppin to D G  Shune. J.  Iron Peak���������F E Holt to J W Uenfro. S.  Iron Peak���������V P Wei. onthal to F K Holt, '.  Le Roy and Robert E Luc���������U W Skinner to  XV P Jones.  Highland���������K Peters to Bertie Boyd, '..  Feb 11-  Royal George���������Arthur Godfrey toll.) Cay-  mer, 2-7.  11 Manda���������Harry Melton to A McCaskill, i.  Anaconda, Vermont, .Jersey and Green  . Mountain���������Gilbert Polient and Owen Boyer to  John Boullbcc. .1,  Kcldcn and Golden Iving���������Conrad Wolfo to A  J Dockluu't, \.  South Falls-Jack McNeil to Ralph White.  B X-Robert A Barr and W II Jelt'ry to J G  Morrison*.  Sailor Boys���������W II B Anderson to Neil McArthur. ������,  Feb 12- -     *'  Gold Prince, Oakley and Surprise No 2���������It S  Oakley to II Naylor, 5-1(1.-  Gem and Tiger Fraction���������Howard C Walters  to Harry Anderson, l-fiOO.  JSainc���������Ho ward. C Walters to Harry Andcr  son, II77iir>-"M"Bu"'chanaiii"It"Lewis-l.utlei'rJ-I'-  M Richard, ChasR Conner, C W Peterson, W  Oliver, S R Gaddis, Jl 10 S Coyne, 1. r, E C  Grieve, T'S Gri'Ilth, W LRoot, M J Phohm  and J Olsen. 1-180 to each.    -   .  Same���������Walters to S Gi-d-Lis._I.90 in each.  Esthci���������Robert Nevill to Chas K Grove, i.  Bell, Cold Standard���������F *__ R Linglield to It L  Barbee. _  Rabbit Paw���������Robert W llindlu to ChasFrcy,  . Esmeralda���������J W Boyd to William Baker.  Tom Thumb Fraction��������� X J McNccr to Alexander Chisholm.  Gem and Tiger Fractions���������Joseph II Adams-  to Duncan McMillan, quit.deed.  Aston���������W F Russell to KGi-isc..  - Woodstock���������Wm   Gibb to William Baker,  sherill's sale. .* - "���������  Feb 13- -  Lopns���������E 1, Masterson lo M Conlcy, ,'.  Feb 15-    -  Western  King���������Hugh McQuadc   to   Angus  MoNish, J.-     .,  Eastern  Iving and Western Wing���������Lyman L  Workman to Angus MuNixh.  -  Western Wing���������Isaac Gillispio to Angus JIo-  Nish.  Limerick���������Robert. Elliott, to Patrick Burke, .  Ro.-y Uclle���������W II Bell to John West ley Fear.  - Shandon Bell���������Fred V Suckling to Alexander  Casimir Gall.    -    -���������      -  Feb Hi���������  B.ild Eagle and Bald Eagle Fraction���������Dennis  Shea to A A Harnett, i.  Black Wing���������John  Wraft to Hugo Schroeder.  New York���������George J Schlict to JohiT MoMil-  ,.lian,.L- , -    ' i>  ��������� Burlington and"Ashland���������Isaac Walton   to  Alex Rogers, A. <���������  Mounlainer���������S 1) Weaver lo Jacob Luckov,  :f.   ���������-  Celerido. Santa Clara, Bueno Vista and Santa  - Maria-Chas II Bates, per AH McKay to P K  Fisher.' -���������������������������  Gem and Tiger Fraction���������Howard C Walters  to R W Skidmore. 1-1S0.  "Golden Key���������B E Taylor to W M Miller, A,  City of  Frankfort���������R  R  Christie  to  II H  Cheatham,.',.    " , -  Kaslo. .  Feb 12-  Little Johnnie���������John J Lynch to II C Ross, J,  S50.  Feb 13- -"���������  Terminus���������M It Luske to G W Triloon J,  Feb 15-  Madge���������A W Shaw to CarndulT Mining Co.  Ld, :1.  Poet���������Chas Taylor to Peter Schoenberg, J.  Homer, Condor, Poet���������Peter Schoenberg to  FrankjTaylor i. *  Anna.May���������G O Buchanan to Anna May  Keiscr, ?.  Dean Swift���������Thos Hartle Bell to.Chas M  Martin and A P McDonald. .. .  Feb 1--  Combination Lode���������I) W McLeod to W Richardson, Ja.s Montgomery and PatTeirney, 1.  Globe and Anticline���������Catharine Ross to K J  L Ross, J.  Same���������George Waltz to Seymour G Dekon, t  $1<._0.  Hungry Five���������John Lee to Cutler and Hanna  .. S125.  Feb 17-  Salem���������M D Clements to M Sullivan, J.  Eureka-Wm Gin.iol to N* CCriswell, 3500.  Jose���������loe Martell to same, ?500.  Butte���������Same tn saint.  Carson���������Chus T Kent to EII Hughe.-, 52u0.  Homestretch���������Burt Pearson to C W McAnn i  $500.  Government to Robt Jackson, water right to  200 inches for 10 yea- s on Jackson Creek,  Fob 18-  Tiger���������J L P ierce to Goo T Kano.  WEEKLY ST00K BEP0ET.  Mining stocks have fluctuated considerably in the lo.al market duriug tlit-  week. There has also been much change  in prices quoted a. Rossland aud Spokane. Dispatches from Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg show au unflagging  iuterest iu Kootenay miues and the buying nnd selling of sliares there shows the  investment of an increasing amount of  money. The closing dowu of the Hall  Mines smelter yesterday morning has  uot affected tho price of shares in that  company although advices from London  slate that the stock has droppad from  30s to 23s.  Tbe 820,000 dividend of the Idaho  nii-c, in tlie Slocan, has again strengthened qttotations on silver properties.  Rambler-Cariboo has nearly doubled in  price during the pa_t two weeks. It is  now at 47. Slocan Star bus advanced 2  cents to $2.62.- Noble Five has ad  vanced ;i cents to 64 and Wonderful has  ilnipped 1 cent to 10.  ..Orphan 'Aoy near Revelstoke hss  tumbled to 7.  Rossland stocks have been np aud  down but the week closes with a general  upward tendency of prices. There bos  beeu much .trading in .Butte, Monie  Cristo, Evening Star, Golden, St. Elmo.  Deer Park, High Ore, Novelty, Jo-ie.  Jumbo, St. Paul and Golden Drip, O.K.  and Colo: ua have slightly, advanced.  Palo Alto, Poorman, Virginia and,Red  Mountain View have dropped slightlj .  Dellie, in the Ainsworth district dropped to 10 in tho early part of the weeK  but recovered to- 14 owing to the recent  improvement of the ore body.  No." of  Par  Companies.  Shares  Value  Price.  N-l.SOX.  I lull Miues   Soo.ooo  ������   1  ������ 1 08s  l.ooo.ooo  ������   1 00  SO 10  l-OSSI.AN'I).  Alberta   1,000,000  1 00  0 15  Heaver   "uo.ooo  1 00  .0 10  1 00  1 00  0 15  Butto   1,000,000  0 01  Brit. Can.Goldfields  2,000,000  1 00  0 10  it. O. Gold king...  1,000,00c  1 00  0 10  Bluebird    (ioo.ooc  1 00  0 10  Bruce   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Caledonia Con   ..00,000  1 00  California   2,5oo,ooo  1 00  0 15  C.&C   000,000  1 00  Celtic Queen   700,000  1 00  0 04.1  Centre Star   000,000  1 00  Colonna   1,000,000  1 00  0 27.'.  Commander   500,000  1 00  0 17  Crown Point   1,000,000  1 00  0 00  Deer Park   1,000,000  1 00  -' 0 21  DelacoUi   1,000,000  1 00  0 01  Eastern Star   500,000  1 00  0 20 .  Enterprise   1,000.000  1 00  0 20  Eric   1,000,000  1 00  0 01  Evening Star   1,000,000  1 00  0 12-  Georgia   1,000.00c  1 00  0 Id  G ertrude   500,000  1 00  0 81  Giant   2,500,000  1 00  0 15  Golden Drip   000,000  1 00  ,   0 15  Golden Queen   1,000,000  1 00  Great Western   1.000,000  l 00  0 14  Ilattio l.i-own ...  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Helen   ('00,000  1 00  0   5  High Ore   000,000  1 00  '     0   5'.  Ilonicstakc   1.000,000  1 00  -0 17'  Idaho...." -....  000,000  1,000.000  1 00  1" uo  0 05.V  Imperial   ���������o-ois-  Iron Horso   1,000,000  I 00  0 20  Iron Mask   000.000  1  00  0 -lo'  I X L   1,000.000  I 00  Independent   1,000,000  l 00  0 0.1  Josie .'..  7oo,ooo  1 00  0 51  Jumbo   000,000  1 00  0 00  knight Templar ���������  000. ooc  5 00  0   1  Kooiuuav-London ..  1,000.000  1 00  0 10*  Lo Roil   000.000  1 00  7 50  LilvMav   000,000  1  00  0 20  May.lower .".."   1,000,001  1  00  -   0 13'  Monita -. '..  750.000  1   00  0 23'.  Monte Cristo   1.000,00c  1 00  0 It  iloniing Star   1.000.000  1   00  0 07.)  Xest Egg   000,000  1 00  Northern Belle   1,000,000  1  DO  0 15  Xovell.v   1.000.000  1 00  0   S  (). W >   1,000,000  1 00  .   0 21)  Palo Alto '.'..  1,000.001  1 01)  0   7*  PllU!lli_-   000.000  1   00  0 lO-  Poorniiin..".   UU0.000  1 00  ll   li  Red Mimiiluiu-vi-W  1,000,001  1   Of.  0 10  R. E. Lee   2,ooo,noo  1   1)0  0 15 .  lio.li ester .���������'.  Soo.ooo  " 1 1)11  liossland. Hod Mt..  r.ooo.niu  1 00  0 25  Rossland Star   l.ooo.ooo  1 00  I) 15  St. Elmo.-.   1.000,000  1 00  0 OS'  St Paul   1,000.000  1   00  0 121  Silverine   000,000  1 00  0   !.  Sou'n Cross & W con  000,001  1 00  0 20  Union ....   (.00,000  - 1 00  Virginia      000,000  ,    1 00  0 ni  War 1 .inlet   500,000  '���������' 1 00  We>t, Le Koi   Soo.ooo  1 00  0 17.  White Bear   2,000,000  1 00  \ oung Hritisli Am n  1,000,000  1  00  0 IKS  ALN-WOItTII.  Dellie   750,000  I 00  *   0 11  liOUNDAl-Y.  Old Ironsides   1,000,000  1 00  0 1 )!l  CA.M1'   M-KINNKV.  Cariboo! -.   800,000  1  00  -   0 IS  nBVKI.STOI--.  Orphan Boy   700,000  1  00  0 07  Sj.OC.lN-.  Alamo   ��������� 500.000  1 00  Cumberland   00,000  lo 00  Dardanelles   1,000,000  1 00  0 20  Grey Eagle   "00,000  1 00  Idler   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Kootcnay-Columbia  loo  loo 00  Minnesota   1,000,000  1 00  Xoblo Five Con   L 1.200,000  1 00  0 (_.  Rambler Con   1 1,000,000  1 00  0 17  ! 1,000,000  1 00  1 3..  l-locaii Star..:   11,000,000  00  2 G2  Sunshine:   1        00,000  lo 00  Wonderful..."   : l.ooo.ooo  1         1-00  .-  0 10  *-. ashington   ��������� 1,000,000  1         1 00  .  0 25 -  {Dividends paid to date,. are as follows: Le  Itoi. S300.000; War Eagle. S1S7.000; Cariboo,  SI 10.000; Idaho $20,000; Slocan Star, $300,000;  Reco ������100.000: Rambler S20.000. Alamo, Cum-.  berland and Xoble Five have also paid dividends.  /_. "UNIQUE PBESEHTATION TO THE  EXPLOKER/DK HANSEN.  .iiollu'i-  S< 1:: mi'   for   llie   .'elcitralicn   nl'  tiiucii Virliii-ia's .lulii! <<���������.��������� .'n-nl Hi il-  iiIii'k Kuoriiioii* -.-.T.'ll.-.lilr .illl-.  London, Fob. 1').��������� To ccl'.tbr.iU! the  Queen's jubilee the teetotal.-].* propose  to secure a million additional signature.-; to t_li(\])!edi..e. alone. On 11 selected day every homo, in l_]nglaiid will be  visited by their canvassers. The  Queen is patron ess of tlie movement.  The Prince of "Wales' diamond jubilee  scheme to extinguish the annual deficit in the London hospitals litis been  taken up with enthusiasm by the press,  and the Daily Telegraph's shilling  fund whieh started on Monday, now  amounts.. to'.'100,000 shillings and is  increasing daily by about 5,000 shillings. All the other papers are also  receiving contributions.  Much interest is taken in the promised volume from Mr. Gladstone on  the subject of the Papal bull on Anglican orders. Mr. Gladstone in announcing the fact says: "1 leave to properly  qualified persons the exposure of the  Pope's feeble arguments. I otter a,  few comments upon the strange want  of forethought, courage aud prudence  he exhibited."   ���������  The British Arctic explorers lire preparing a present to Dr. Nansen of 40  volumes bound in navy blue, being all  the books on Arctic exploration published in Great Britain. No one is  allowed to subscribe to the book unless  he spent at least a year within Arctic  circles. It is considered possible that  Dr, Nansen will soon start on an Ant-,  artic expedition, hut t he matter is in  abeyance pending the decision of the  government' regarding the sending of  a government expedition.  Tho Times says that in reply to a  written request from Emperor AVilliain, the Prince of Wales has consented to become honorary president  of the committee in charge of the  Kaiser's jubilee yacht race.       , ,  Great Britain is honeycon.*-, d with  charity projects. The faiiiiri.'fund is  now nearly ������275,000 and increasing at  the rate of ������10,000 daily.  One interesting feature of the Paris  Art Exhibition will be an exact reproduction of colliery life underground,  with details. Thirty-two colliers will  take part in the work, whieh will be  constructed on Trocadt.ro hill.  The Royal Niger expedition has heen  entirely successful, and hay completely  conquered the Foulahs. On the morning of January 20 the British Hag was  planted on the palace of the Emir of  Nupe.  AINSWORTH NEWS.  A .-<>o.l Showing   in  (he llellic _.tln..-._  I'a in Till -levident.  Special Correspondence to The JMiN'-i..  Ainsworth, Feb. 19.��������� The No. 1 mine  is shipping a carload of ore weekly.-  Alex. McLeod and Charles Olsen  have bonded the Noble Three to some  Rossland parties.  F. -L. Fitch has bonded the Kate L.  to 1. N. Knight of Rossland. Work  will begin at once.  The Tiu-itt' is running full blast.  Superintendent Langford seems to lie  well satisfied with the work thc boys  are doing. A shipment of a car of ore  was made a short time ago. Another  will probably be made next week.  * The Dellie mine is showing much  jiQp.rovement jis_the_deyj3^pinent work  is done. The crosscut tuniiel has'been  driven 317 feet. Thero is about sixteen  inches of high gradeJore.* The owners  expect to strike the main lead soon.  A tunnel is to be driven on the  Carbonate King.  -The force of men employed at the  Black Diamond will shortly be increased.      " "      -  M. ��������� A. Ifohnan, foreman. of the  Westby concentrator, has sustained  painful injuries caused by a piece of  ore falling on him. lie is recovering  from the accident.  Iti val ry al Salmo.  The rivalry at Salmo between certain tactions located in different portions of the town is so keen that a  railroad depot has been built by each.  The two structures are only .a few  hundred yards apart and were commenced and finished in little more than  ii day. Each party is now doing its  utmost to control the railroad business  of the town and at present are fairly  well matched. The rivalry originated  in si desire for each faction to "boost"  real estate in its end of the town.  If bound for Europe  ���������- Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from !_urop<\ do not forget  to call on the nearest Oanudian Pacilic  1 ty., agent for tickets iind any information desired-.  -    * -   WM. ST ITT..  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent.  Winnipeg.  551   - C. Jiszkowicz .has purchased from the  mortgagees, the entire stock iu trade-  book "accounts, etc., ot C. Kauffman's  grocery business and took active charge  Wednesday, January 27. (537)  riiners,   Prospectors   and  Freighters  Will find it to their* advantage  to write for Catalogue1' and Price  List of  PACK SADDLES,  . RIDING SADDLES,  APAREJOS  AND HARNESS  CARSON & SHORE,  iCALQARY, - - N.\V;T.  i        * aa   _  __..  ! Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  KI.ISl. L. lUlOC. T. -tlNEKAL* CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. Where located:���������On  Wild Horse Creek, a tributary of thc Salmon ltiver and about 6 miles east of tlie  Xelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  TAKI. NOTICE that I, John Hirsch, as  i-Kont for the I-lisc Gold Mining Companv  liinitcd. Free Miner's Certificate No. 7.S01, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to npulv  lotlie Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements,-, for thc purpose of- obtaining a  Crown grant of tlie above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section It", must bo commenced before thc issuance oi such certiticate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of January, 1897.  522 JOHN HIRSCH.  "^"OTICK. The Columbia and Kootenay  1_> Hailway and Navigation Company will  apply to tlie Parliament of Canada at its next  session for an Act authorizing the Company to  extend ils railway from nny point at-or near  Nelson; tlieuce Easterly to a point nt or near  Queen's May; thence Easterly and Southerly to  some point, on Kootenay Lake and "Westerly or  South Westerly and Westerly from l.obson to  a point ou lhe main line of the Canadian Pacilic  Hallway at or near Hope in the Fraser Valley;  and to apply to the extensions above described  tho provisions of the Dominion and Provincial  Acts respecting the Company; and for other  purposes.  J. D. TOWNLEY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C, January 16th, 1897.   520 ���������  *VT"OTICE IS HEREBY given that applica-  J3I tion will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a Company for  the purpose of constructing, equipping, maintaining and operating a railway from a point  at or near the International boundary line between the Province of British Columbia and the  United States of America at or near Bedlington  British Columbia to the town of Nelson with  powers to con.truct, equip, maintain and operate branch lines from any point or points along  the main or branch lines; and also to construct,  equip, maintain and operate ��������� telegraph and  telephone lines and to erect and maintain  wharves and docks and all necessary works in  connection with the said railway; with powers  of acquiring lands, privileges, bonuses or otlier  aids from any Government, Municipal Corpora'  tion or other persons *r bodies and to make  traffic and other arrangements with railway  steamboat or other Companies; and for all  other necessary or incidental rights, powers  and privileges in that behalf.  A. ST.G. HAMERSLEY,  518 Solicitor for Applicant.  Dated this llth day of January, A.D. 1897.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Time Table No. 1,    ;To take effeot Feb. 4,1897.  EASTBOUKD,  No. 1 pas^ongcr (daily oxe'ept Sunday)   ���������  leaves Rossland  1:00 p.m  '..    Arrives at Trail 6:00 p.m  No, 2 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail 8:00 a.m  WESTBOUND.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  8:15 a.m  Arrives in Rossland 10:00 a.m  No. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail : 5:15 p.m  Arrives in Rossland  7.-00 p.m  Connections made with all boats arriving  and departing from Trail.  General Ofliccs: F. P. GUTKLIUS,  Trail, B."C. General Supt,  Wesl      ](ootei)at)  PUicher Co.  /'  _���������  <���������������"**-.___. **'.-* ^- ���������-  All kinds of.,  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  E, C, TRAVES,   MANAGER S  ' - .**   ���������"*  BAKER STREET.  NELSON, B. C.  Steam Laundry.  G. W. Whitchcr & _ Co., will  thoroughly equip the warehouse  building- on Ward between Vernon  and Baker streets as a steam laundry and will be ready for business  in March.  \.   Machinery now on- the way.  529  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed   '  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors,-Sash; Mouldings  /Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  ^-EZLSO-N"  G. O.  JUichajja.)  413  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GliARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B.G.  -_������  E. 5. TOPPINd  TRAIL, B.C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Bold Belt  Can famish stock in legitimate propositions.  po i>ot Monkeiy m/ltti Wild Gals.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiries.  ��������� -___-_---__������_������_������_-������--M_-������-_������_WMWI--M-������-������-i    1 ���������      ������������������-���������_������������������--_-!-���������  Tel. ai  Baker St  LAWRENCE . HEADQUAHTEIS  HARDWARE . FOR  COMPANT . MINERS' Al BBILDERS"  YHLJL&lD'ifirJLttEl  A  Full Stock of Granite ware and other Kitchen Utensils  (102) PRICES FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER0RDERS,  TWo Friends ^ii)e  Limited liability'  C_.pitai $2^0,000 in 800,000 Shares of 30 cts.each  F- C." Innes, President.    Percy W. Evans, Vice:President  C. C. Bennett. Secretary.  0. T. Dunbar and 0. 0. Bennett Directors.  280,000 Shares only will be sold at par.  SMELTER RETURNS:  First Car Load 20 tons,  28)'ounces   Silver,   37%   Lead,   Net   Returns  ~$32S4."oo.~'.        *"". -"T-"        ; ~ ������������������*���������������������������'���������=*������������������"-��������� ���������-  Second Car Load 20 tons, l'Part 379 ounces Silver,  52%   Lead.  (        ri        204 II II 4D% M        -  Net Returns $3301.00.  The management,.expect to make shipments this winter aggregating six hundred tons.  Prospectus and forms pf application for. shares will be forwarded  on application to F. C.   INNES, Vancouver, B. C.  MB. SMITHS CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  -WEITE,FOB   ___P__Rlb-E   .LIST...  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (���������*>������)"  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS '         FIRE HOSE  ENGINES '���������  WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANOELIES  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.   ��������� .-���������**. j  Call on or write W. T. STE\VARDi  80x29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B.C.,  Nolice of Application, for Liquor License,   j GrZR-J^IIN",     H ' H ."F1,!")��������������������������� ������  ^g^  Take notice that I, Thomas J. Kickliam "willi '. ." - ���������        '  rake notice that I, Thomas J. Kickliam will  ! apply to tlie Government Agent for ".Vest  j Kootenay, thirty days aCtcr date, for a license  ; to-KolI liquor by retail on the premises known  i a.s lot six (C), block live (ol, of the Townsite of  j -almo, B.C., in said district,       -  THOMAS J. KICKHAM.  Dated at Salmo, B.U., this (ith day of Feb. 11.  ai-y, 18.7. - (uSC)  Notice   of Removal.  WRITE TO.  The Braefcmaii & Ker Milling Co.  A   limited   amount   of   treasury  stock now on sale at 10 cents  per  '< share..     Enquire  of A.   H.   Kelly,  : Baker  street,   two   doors   west   of  j Bank of Montreal. 543  South Edmonton, Alta.  i     DR.  HALl.  has   removed  :his   Office   to   the   Farley &  Simpson block two doors west;  1 of Post Office, . ionics | Prices Right.  for EOLLED OATS, OATMEAL, and all kinds  of .GRAIN and FEED    \  ������33  Goods Guaranteed THE  MINER NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1S97.  MINFNG TBANFERS.  Where no coiisidcration  is named in transfers  the nominal Mini of $1 is to be nii-lorslood.  XeKun.  Feb 13-  Marie-W A Galiiher to lt.. l.odgers. _. .  Marie-F V Peroivul toll L lloRcr.. ...  Marie���������II L Hodt'crs lo Cyrus Happy, A.  1 Mojave���������II li Uodgers to \V A (J.illiho., J.  : Tennessee and  Iowa���������.1    McC'realli   lo  the  Hamilton and Kossland Gold Mining Co Ul.  Feb 15-  liig Hump���������G Sheppard lo J McMunn, 1-3  |2.i0.  Cauirncl���������Sumc to same 1-3.  New Vintor, l.xcelsior, lloyal ��������� I) W Gillis lo  Now Victor Mining Co Ld  Oro or No Go. Slocan lioy���������J Johnson lo J II  Jackson, l-:<,.$5.  Wolverine���������M J Lynch to J H Jackson, l-II.  ������...  Yale-It I) InKralmin to It R Hcdley. 1-3.  I'ainter-H Jl l)onoi,'h to 1{ It Medley, 1 3, ������12o  Montezuma, Albert-���������II D Cameron to A J  Douglass, ...  Alberta���������A J Douglass to .1 II Cameron, |.  Victoria���������T J.ennott vs II M Shaw, nolice of  suit torecover i interent.  Deer Park���������C A Sapandowski to A DUcrioi,  E P Hanson, H F Hanson.  W ."--Same to A D Heriot.  Feb 16-  Slwash���������H Herrmann to A Zotler, J.  Nugget���������J O' Neill and Wm Flannngan to  Isabella II Ritchie, S500.  Molly Gibson. Aspen, Florei'co, Achilles 200 -  Notice by B II Tyrwhitt  registrar Supi-einc  Court,  of   action   by   Uruco  White and S K  Green vs It H Pope, attacking title.  Feb 17-  Emprcss-F Britton to F H I_t.nl ���������/., i. $800,  Red Horse���������E II Hughes to .1 T Wilkinson, J,  Pelican���������J Fontaine to A Maurin. i, ?500.  Comet���������J Mowat to A J Jerrard, J.  Comet���������J Cranley to A J Jerrard i, $100.  Feb 18-  Lucky Center���������J A Darragh to T B B Pitch-  ford. 1. $50.  Gold Bug-P Dickson to lt Smyth, 1-3, SI00.  Transvaal. .Tohnnesburg, Kimberly���������II M  Billings* to W Donaldson, agreemci t to give  Donaldson management for 2years.  Same claims���������Same to same. Bond, i, int.  to October 5, .7, for work sufficient to obtain  crown grant..  Delight���������N McLeod toFW Swinnell, security for loan of $497 to May 15, '96.   In d.rault  agrees to transfer 1-10.  Feb 19-  Danube���������A Wilds and J it .dcliffe to C Mc-  Nicoll and G Thorburn, J.  Hidden Treasure���������Sanie to Same. A.  Topo Chica-G .V-McKay to Iff E Adie, i,  $250.  Belle. Ivanhoe���������T Hodson and S Olcson to L  H Northey. Bond CO days for 300,000 shares in  company of 1.000,000 shares of $1 each.  NEW  LOCATIONS.  MelRon.  Fob 13-  '_, Paymaster���������C Cameron, on Roaring creek,  opposite Summit Siding.  -Salmon Star���������C Cameron, joins Paymaster.  FeMC- -  Custer���������Peter Scott, 5 miles from Nelson on  N __ FS Ry. adjoins Catharlna claim,  The crew of the S.S. Eoknnee claim  that ibeir boat bent tbe S.S. Internatiounl  in a race over tbe last seven miles to  Kaslo Inst Tuesday evening. It is said  lhat both steamers were ready for racing  nor] tbat the Kokanee won by four  lengths. '  Art needle work*  Miss Mosgi-ovc of Ottawa, is .it the  Phair hotel with it complete assortment of Needle "Work, commenced and  finished, to which she invites attention.  She will remain until AVednesday  noon. ago  TENDERS.  ri.KN'DKRS addressed "Trustees Methodist  l_    church", will be received up to noon on  Tuesday March 2nd for the erection of a dwelling lo be used as a parsonage.  Plans and specifications may be seen at the  store of John A. Turner & Co. on and after  Monday February 22nd.  ' Lowest or !uiij-   tender  not  necessarily accepted, o 553  CKItTlFICATK  OF   THK  KKGISI'RATION  Ob* A KORKIGN.COMPANY.  PR0_M]CE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UP TODATE.  OBE EXrOETED.  From Slocan via-Kaslo  4,212.  Slocan via Nakusp  l._i!7_  Rossland via Northport     2,079.  I tossiand via Nelson       Kit  Tons  8.530}  Total   Value:  Through Nelson Custom House. ..$ _89,J77.y_  .,   "       Ite.elstoke (Nakusp)     174,410.0..  (i_3,SU4.5'.l  Average value per ton, $77.77.  PRODUCE OK SJIKl.TKItS.  (Shipped) '  TONS  Nei-on (Hull Mines)_Matte  .15"  Trail Smeller Matte    I'KHi  100IJ  Total value, $-3_.!K)(i.  '���������   uf ore and niatieuxportuil, $l,2lW,800.59  ORE SHU'MKNTS.  Kcluruit Since -j.*- ������'������������������������������__.  VIA Mil-BON. TONS  O. K. G. M. Co. to Great Falls. Mont.     1( _  VIA   KASI.O.  Payne Mine to Pueblo,  Col  2.V)  Ruth lo Pueblo. Col  411  Jackson "        10  Goodenough,   to H_-lcna   l(i  Whitewater to Kverett  15  Kuth to "   75  Hambler "   10  " Tacoma  10  No 1 to Everett    15$  Reco to Denver, Col  30  Gallagher to Everett  lo  510..  Total value. $44._.7.90.  Average value per ton, ?85.90.  o "  VIA. NAKUSP,  Slocan Star to Omaha   ��������� 340  Enterprise             "         20_i  Mountain Chief    "'              20  Idaho to Omaha  lo_������  Queen Begs to Kverett  20  Hustler   -             "'         20  750J-  Total value, $83.1_.i.  Average value per ton, $109 94,  VIA    XORTHPORT.   .  Le Roi to Kast Helena    1393  Jumbo "    '     20  Jisle "          124  Le Koi to Everett    191  1731  Total valuo, $56,852.98.  Average value per ton, $32,84.  MATTE AND BULLION.  .. .Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]     IM  Hall Mines [Matte] '.     38.  ~nr  Valued at $19,910.  Value of matte and oro exported for the  week |20l,2__.9_l.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  Fcb.-_-     15    . J 6      17      18       19  Silver..6-3.. G*i..._4������....__���������...643  (Bar)  LEAD... .3.05.. .3.05. .3.05. ....05. .3.05  New York, Feb., 19���������Bar silver (Hi. Lead  easier with St. Louis unsettled. Brokers price,  -5.1.05. Exchange $3.-5 to 93.'M).  MAUKIKU.  At the Methodist Church, Kaslo, by'thc Rev.  Procunier, on February 8th., Ida Barnes to  Murdock McKenzie, both of Kaslo.  '���������Co.Ml'A.N'IKS ACT"  PaKT IV.,  AM) A.MKNDIXCJ  . Acts.  'Tke <;n nail la n  Kimc liol.l .HIiiInk t'oin-  panj" (I'orclitn).  Registered the 20th day of January, 1897.  IIIKRKHV CERTIFY that I have this day  - registered  "Tlie^Canailian^King Gpl-LMin_-_  "ing-Company"(Foreign)'undrr ther"Coiripariies  Act," Part IV., "Registration  of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head oflice of the said Company is situated at thc City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S.A.  . Thc objects for which the Company is established are:���������    -  1. Of buying, selling, leasing and prospeel ing  for mines of iron, gold, silver, copper and other  precious metals and minerals, and thc buying,  selling and niining and extracting from mines  and ores all valuable*"ores and minerals, and  carrying on and conducting a general mining  business:  2. Of acquiring, by purchase or otherwise,  such real and personal property and estates a.s  may be necessary to carry on and conduct such  general-mining business, nnd the working,  reducing, and sale of all ores and minerals: .  3. To borrow money and incur indebtedness  for the purposes of I he Company, and to execute  notes and mortgages upon the property and  franchises ot the Company to secure tho payment, to such amount, and. on such terms, as  the Board of Trustees may think proper:  I. To purchase from the subscribers to the  capital stock or stockholders in the Company  such property, real or persona! as the Board of  Trustees may deem proper, and to receive such  property in payment of subscriptions to the  capital stock lo such amount, and at such  prices, as the Board of Trustees.may think  proper, and issue paid-up stock therefor:  5. To build and operate mills for the purpose  of sawing and preparing lumber for the uses of  saiil Company, and mills for the purpose of  extracting rellning, concentrating, -treating  and smelting ores and minerals in connection  * with the object, of the Company, and to do all  oilier acts and things necessary to carry out  the objects of said Corporation.  The capital stock of the snid Company is one  million two hundred thousand' dollars, divided  into one million two hundred thousand shares  of the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal- of ollice at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  2vth day of January, 1997.  [i..s.] S. Y.   .VOOTTO.y,  (555.)"     Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment.  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  mb Nelson, B. C  Application For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that ihe undersigned  will, at the expiration of 30 days, apply, to tlic_  stipendiary "ili'agisti-at'e of "West" Kootenay "district, for n license to sell liquor at retail at the  Quartz Creek Hotel, at Quartz Creek. B.C.  FRANK SIMPSON.  Dated, Fobt-uary 0th, 1897. " 515  NELSONTLOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  siie of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,'  plans or.piice list of the addition will  please apply to him.  400 p..c. INNES.  &  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  Take  notk-ctliat I. (,'. \V. Pliilp,  will apply  ' to the Government -\Kcnt for. West Kootenay,  thirty days after date, for a license to sell liquor  by retiiil on the premises known as lot nineteen  ���������(191. block five 15) of the Townsite of Salmo,  ��������� B.C.. in said district,  C.   .V. PIIILP..  Dated at .Salmo, B.C., this 13th dav of February  IS'7. (511)  Silver King Hotel  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  First Glass AccQiiflatioa.  RATES, SI. TO $2,50 PER DAY  FANCY DRY. GOODS  Latest Fall and Winter Styles  NEW YORK MODES  Mrs. Mclaughlin,    Josephine St.  475-12-12-6      bet. baker _f vernon sts.  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..4 payable  monthly will repay in 6 years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $600.  Apply to W. A. HA<-������O.VA__D.  <.euer.il Ageul, .Vel.-on  (.leuien-K at lllllyrr Mock. 52(1  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT' ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  NKLSON DIVISION' OK WEST KOOTENAY DISTKICT.  "VJ OTICE is hereby Kiven in accordance with  ._.t| the statutes, that Provincial Kevenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1897. All of the  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of AVest I.ootenay, assessed by 111c,  are payable at my ollice at Kaslo, H.C  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following  rales, viz :���������  Four-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land.  Throe-f[inirtors of one per cenl. on the assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars lhe following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not. more than  ten thousand dollars, one ami one.o.uarlur of  one per cenl : when such excess is over ton  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono und one half of one per  cent.; when such excess Is over twenty thousand  dollars one and threu (|uarters of one per cent.  Three pur cent. (>n tlio assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before tlie:i0lh of June 1X!,7:  Throo-Ii-tlis of one per cent, on tlie assessed  value of real estate oilier than wild land. One  half of one per cent, on thc assessed value of  persional property.' Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one quarter of one  per cent.: when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollar-, one nnd one half of one pe-  ccnl. Two and one half por cent. 011 t'ic  assessed valuo of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax S-.00 per capita.  O. ti. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, K.C, Jan. 20lh, 1897. 527  IuHional Natation  anil T.iii Co., LH.  Strs.   International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in effect February 1st. 1897.   Daily  except Sund-V.   Subject to change  without notice.  Ly. Kaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  Har, Half our. Way Points  5:30 a.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot.  _Uay,,J-i-lfonr, Way Points  4:40 p.m.  Close connection at Five JUile Point with all  passenger trains of the N. & K. S. It. K. to and  from Northport, Kossland and Spokane.  Lv        ("Ar Northport 12:30 pm.") Ar  Kaslo     {  " Rossland     3:25 p in. -     Kuslo  5:30 am    *. " Spokane      7:00 pin.)     8 p. m.  Lv Spokane 7:00 am  Ar at Kaslo 8 p m  Lr Rossland 10:30 a in  "  Lr Nortliport 1:27 p ni  " "        "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates nnd baggage checked to nil United States points.  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gcn'l Mgr.  Kaslo, Jan. 30, 1897.   Head Office at Knslo, B.C.  Kaslo  & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West. ,; Daily Going East.  Leave-.00 a?m.   Kaslo. Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.������i a. in.   South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  "     9.36 a. 111.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15 p.ni.  'i ."      9.51 a, in.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  "    10.0;,a. ni.   Hear 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. ni.   Junction "      1.12 p.m  Are.   10.50 a, m.   Sandon Lcnve   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates  and  information"   epp >   at.; the  Company _ ofllces.  ItOBT. IRVING, It. \V. BRYAN.  2641   Tiafllo Manager. Superintendent.  N'OTICK. The Trail Creek and Columbia  k Railway Company will apply, to the Parliament, of Canada at its noxt Session, for au  Act authorizing thc Company, in addition to  the railway deseribedintlic Act 58-SI Victoria,  Chapter (17*, to construct 11 railway from the ler-  minus near Trail Creek Mines doserr.-'l in the  said Act or from any point on the Columbia  Kirer between llie. International Boundary awl  its junction with the Kootenny River; thence  Westerly to 11 point on Kettle River North of  the International Boundary! and also _uuthor-  i.ing the Company to issue bonds not exceeding  thirty thousand dollars per mile of its railway;  and extending the time within which the Company's works may be commenced and completed: and applying the various clauses of the  Company's Act of Incorporation in so far ns  they ore applicable to the railway above des-  cfilied; and for other purposes.  HARRY ABBOTT,  JOHN MILNE BROWNING.  WILLIAM FERRIMAN SA LSI JURY,  Provisional Directors.  Vancouver, B. C, January 16th, 1897.      521  NOTICE.  The British Columbia Southern Railway  Company will apply to the Parliament ot Can-  ada-at-its-ext-Session-for-an-A.t-au.hori.ing-  it to issuobonds'to the extent of thirty thousand dollars por mile of its rail wayi 1.eluding an  extension from its- Eastern terminus in an  Easterly direction to Macleod, or to a point on  the line of the Calgary and Macleod Railway  and thence Easterly to Lcthbridge, and to  make such agreements for conveying or lens  ing the Company's railway and its rights and  powers as is usually given to railway companies  111 their Acts of Incorporation, and for;othor  purposes.'  GEMMILL & MAY,  Solicitors for Applicants.  Ottawa. 20 January, 18������7_- '-    535  C3-0 _TO  A.  HENDERSON  FOE  First Glass Watch Repairing  All work doue uuder my own,  supervision aud Kuarnutccil. ���������,.  Good line of -.iurs, Chains. Locke's,  Cull* and Collar Buttons always carried in  stock.    * 489  Bakor St., next to Buchanan & Go's Store-  FOR WINES and CIGARS  ^.X)__D_B_E_S_3  514  California Wine Oo,  NELSON,        -      -        B.C.  Baker Street,  4_.-i9-__.-e  Nelson.  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be held at Rossland  on Tuesday, the 16th day of February, 1897  and at Nelson on Monday, the 22nd day of  February. 1897.  T. H. GIFFIN.  Registrar of the Court.  Nelson, B. C, January 89th, 1397. 531  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  P. S. BAII.Y, 1'rest.  -      JOS. MON'NIG, Sec  Established  1880. ��������� ��������� _  A general Ore Market." Largest Works in  Colorado.' Modern MIIN and Machinery at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Klack Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address "  ... STATE 0EE SAMPLING CO.  Cold Bullion Bought.   317       Denver, Colored0  J. M.  CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  B. C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOLI* M.l.MF.l.Tllltl.ltS 01 nn:  Kendall Band Mill,  IJ. C. Sliiiiffle Machines,  Steam Log IEuuliiiH: Machine..,  Mariou Steam Shovels,  Lin proved W'imlinf,' Hoist,  ltiver and H.rbor Dredge..  Iviu^r Ditching Machine,  .VreckiiiK Maelii es,  Ballast TJ-i'oinliii.,', Etc.  .1 :;.���������:������ is i',..t  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Oiil.lcAddiess:   "Cove"  4;i__-l.i-..l_    IOI.miicks,    l_.\.;i>.  ��������� 'Kit*,   l:OH.i:i:   ..lAKtiKS,  and Mannfacfiners of  > i j  < 1.1. si is  ������,i- ..ia. nr.Fit..  Sri w SliJl  ana  Mnriiic AVork a  Si-cciallv.  - _���������  All, WOl-li   <.IMHA\TKKI������  "veep in Stock a Kull Supply of En  gineers'nnd  .Mill Supplies, liping  -,i:il_Kittiii(.,s,   Jtiiiss Uuods,  -tiT.ni Fittings, ].ic.  1 Minutes f������r L'oilcrs nr.d engine  on iipplit.iliGii.  Alnil   Orders    Jtcccivo  Attention.  1'roniDl  TcH'ltlionc -tie.    I\0. Drawer 4 ff  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.        .0  ~V^^__^00"!-X"Vr_E__R.. IB. O.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company nt Vnucouver, and are contiugeiit upon strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  m  XonbonlbUl  ^   -Development anfc  Mining 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 200,000 will be available for working capital.  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers,  Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A. Whealer, Barrister-at-law^ Kaslo, Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.     OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The, Prospectus can be,seen at the oflice of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the ollice of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  CAMDM PACIFIC RAILWAY  _A._>TI->   SOO   PACIFIC   _t__-___tt*.E_  The most direct route to  PACIFIC COAST, EASTERN AND EUROPEAN POINTS.  Through Tickets to and from all parts of the world.  _Ifooleijai) Steamers  TIME    C_-_.*R3D.  Arrowhead uud Trail Route, Str. Makusp, Southbouud. reaves .Arrowhead for  Nakusp, Kobson, Trail aud Rosslaud Monday, Wednesday aud IViday at 7 p.m. *���������'  Connects at Nakusp with N. & S. Ry. for all Slocau points, a dat kobsuu with  C. & K. Ry. for Nelson, Kaslo aud all Kooleu.iy Lake point?.  Westbound. Leaves Trail for Robson, Nakusp and Arrowhead, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 a.m. Connection at Robson for Nelson and Kooteuay Lake  pom's,-at Nakusp for Slocan points, and at Arrowhead with Canadian Pacilic Ry.  main liue for all points East and West. =  Nelson and Kaslo Route. Str. KOKANEE. Leaves Nelsou for Kaslo at I p.m.  Tuesday, Weduesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; at 10 a in Monday. Leaves  Kaslo for Nelson at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  and at 9 a m Sunday.  For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc., .ipply.. to nearest C.P.R.  agent or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent. Nelson.  H.  McGRI_GOR,                   ,                            GEO. McL. BROWN,  _: _____J .Tray._l^ass,_AKt.,.N'.elson.__J _. =  Disr.._Rass. Agt.-V-aneouvrr  Cars of Bedroom Suits and Dining  Room Furniture   .   ,  ���������   ���������   ���������   <  OlVrfi1 ^ar ������^ *^a^resses an(*l Upholstered  ^J^-W Furniture  These Goods Will Be Offered at Advantageous Prices  FortJash.    Special Rates to Hotels- .   .   ms  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPi ES    n  jutn * nmrnm o  fin  KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES. V. lUMMl 1J1UA ������ UU.  " >'o..C- el Dissolution of Copai-tncrsliiii.  The partnership heretofore existing be1  1.ween James A. Gilker and Frances U. Wells,  doing a Kent's furnishing business ut l.cvet-  stoke and Xelson, Hritisli Columbia, under the  Hnn name of Gilker & Wells, has this day been  dissolved bj- mutual consent.  Witnesses: FItiXCIS A. WELI.S.  It. It. Mocuear, J. A. GILKEK.  Robert A. REN-WICK. 528  Dated. Kelson, British Columbia, Jan. 16th 188T.  Notice of Application for Liquor License-,  Take Notice that 30 days after date I intend  to apply to thc A-'stftrant Comini.ssioncr of  Lands and \Vorl-S fo:- -.-. Lott-I :i:������l _--aIooii Heen.se  for my hotel at Salmo, .Miliiion Kiver, B.C.  GEORGE DAY.  Salmo. Feb. 4th. 1897. laSS)  Farley & Simpson  In new and commodious qtmrters on Baker -     ������  Street;    two   doors   west   of   Post   Oflice.   ���������  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  .. , -    _,.���������'- *.  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  F, J, Farley and" F. Simpson & Co.. have  consolidated and now have one of the most  complete stocks in the Kootenay District.  Fresh Goods    ,;     Great Variety  EAST  <P  WEST  THE   SURVEYOR'S    CHAIN    MADE  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  IT  II i. the Most ..Imlcrii in -'iiiilpiin.ii..  II i - llie Heaviest UnlUd Line.  It has a ICocl_.-l-iillii.it ItoiMlheil.  li Crosses Xo Sand Desserts.  It is  the Ouly LiuelU-ii.iiiiiK 'Lu.-iirlou*  Club Uoom't'nrg.  II In Xotcil Tor lite Courtesy or Its Employe...  II islthc Only. llne^Sfrvliiif-fMonis on the  iiii.i'.'t.i.-i������_0:r]iui.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST       SCENERY  'IN AMERICA BY DAVLIGHT.  Attractive   Tours    during   Senson   of"  Navigation on Great Lakes via Dulutli in  c-i-iucction   wi'li Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest aud Northland.  For m.-iJK, tickets nnd complete infoinialio-  cnll on or address Agents, lv. & S. Ity C & K  i=. Xi-v. Co., N. & F. S. Ky., or *  V. ii. III.VOX, .*._ii<.riil .tiEeul.  S-po-llllf, Wllsll.  r. i. .vitnxKV. .;. p. jt t. a.,  351 S������.   I'aul. ft 1 ii ti.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  CO.  '   (LIMITJSO  TIME CARD No. IO  in   i:ir������-<<  .imir .stii.'iisiiti.  .|_K. II..HIKK  KOIiTI^-Sl.niiMr -ViHiiisi,.  Leaves Arrowhead for Nukusp Kobson and  I mil "Momliiys, Wcdnesdny_? and Kridays at  7 p. ni. '  Leaves Trail for Kobson, Xakusp, Ar ow  head and Canadian Pacilic Kailway points  (oast and west) Tuesdays, Tliursdnvs and  Saturdays nl 4.30 p.m.  Connection is made at Hobson with C. & K  Ity. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.   ���������.OHTIirOI-T.TIC.IL   WHITE =   Stciiiiier "Lytton."  Leaves Trail for Nortliport Dailv except  Sundays at S a.m., returning to'Trail same  evening.  Connects at Northport with s. I"1. & I. liy  for Spokane. -  XF.I-SOVKA-tO IIUIiTK.���������"Sir Kok.niee."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo Dailv except Sun  days at 4:10 p.m.  Leaves ICaslo for Nelson Daily exept Sun  days at (i:00 ii.ni.  The right is reserved to change this schcdulo  <il uny lime without notice.  Kor (ickels, iiuos,, etc.,  apply at ConipiinyV  ollice, Nelson.  T.ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. XV. TltOUI1,  -Manager  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, -New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers "with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  ������ pokane Fa lis <fc  Northern R'y.  Nelson  A.   Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route -without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  pdkane and "Rcssland.  * (Daily Except Sunday)  Lsave 9.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.20 p.m.  "    10:30"   E0SSL')D " "    3:25   "  "    7.00 a.m. SP0I_ANE   "    7.(X)p.m.  Passengers for Kettle l.iver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  WHEN IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijijipic  KOU_IS   PL4STEKED    IX   MAKD    Fl.VISlf.  .VE .f-tV fl'H-N'ISUED. 435  STRIOTf-Y FIRST CLASS  B. 8. GALLOP, Prop.    n*.0N_. ST^ KASLO, B 0.  .    ���������.'


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