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The Miner Jun 12, 1897

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Array Whole Numuek 355.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, JUNE   12,   1S97.  Price Five Cents  THE CITY COUNCIL,  PivOVrSIO!-"  MADE  FOR   INTEREST  AND SINKING FUiNDS.  Other   liii|ioi'l:iiil   .11 alters   Are    l>iseusse������l  and    .tried   on   at   the   Iteiiiiliir  anil Ex Ira .Sessions.  ��������� At Ibe meeting of tlis*city council last  Monday uight tlie absentees wetc Aldermen Gilker and Fletcher.  A communication was leceived from  Government Arch. W. J. Goepel to the  ell'ectthat in view of the faotihat a jnil for  theeity ot Nelson wns to be elected iu tlie  immediate future, that tbe government  would uot surrender coal roi of tlie pre  _ent quarters; Unit tbe city policemen  might have possession of the keys but  thev would not be allowed to quarter  themselves tbere; tbat until tbe city  could have accommodations of its own  the government was prepared to tnke  cine of tbe city prisoners at tbe rate of i5">  cents per ilny.  A communication was received from  Uobert Ince tendering his resignation ns  ii policemau. The resignation wus accepted.  An application was rend from Daniel  A. Frnzier asking for tbe position of  policemau. Ou ..-notion of Alderman  Hillyer be was mkled to the force.  In response to a petition from Vein >u  street business men it was resolved to  take steps nt ouce to remove nu olleusive  Japanese house ou Unit street. The  chief of police was instructed to notify  tlie occupants to move.  Bills to the iimoaut of ������6('5.3') were  audited and ordered paid. Tbe amount  includes a bill of $311 from J. li. Grunt  for making tbe corporation sea! of the  city. o  Alderman Malone offered a resolution  to raise the s.dnry of policemeu to SSO  per month.    Onriied.  I'.y-!aw No. 1 was read the second and'  thiid lime. Sccion 0 provides that  82,500 bo se! nsiflfi annually to pay interest un the $50,000 to bu burrowed and  also thnt S1.8U0 shall be set aside iiu-  uiially as n siiikiut������ fund to pay the  piiuc'ipal. l'.y-law No: (' providing for n  temporary loan was read the second and  third time.   . u  The advisnbili'yof fencing in the spi'C-j  under the Vernon street bridge for a'  temporary pound was discussed at length  but it was decided to call for applications  for the position of pound keeper, tbe applicant to furnish bis own corral. The  ordinance will be in   ellee.t   next week.  Mayor Houston, Aldermen Hillyer nnd  Malone were appointed a special committee lo select a suitableburial giound.  Tho mayor, Aldenneu Gilker and Teet-  zei were appointed a committee to report  iip.in the advisability of takiug over the  Fire Hall.  Alderman Teelzel gave uotice tbat at  tbe next meeting he would introduce  the water rate by-law.  City Clerk Seeley was elected as acting  water commissioner at a salary of ������35  per mouth.  Adjourned until Wednesday night.  AN   EXT1IA   SESSIOX.  At lhe council meeting Wednesday  night all members were present except  Aldermen Teetzel and Dow. The greatest portion of tbe lime was spent in committee of the whole ' considering the  .health by-law. Its provisions.are lmmcr-  ous aud go iuto the minutest detail. ' It  provides health regulations substantially  tbe same as those in force under provincial control, the ouly material change  beiug that under the new order, cess pits  . e'e, are peimissible, provided that they  do not become nuisances. _,_,.  A. resolution was passed directing.the  water commissioner to collect water rents  and to establish rates until tbe water  schedule is passed by the council. In  tbe event ot consumers failiug to pay lie  is authorized to shut oil' tho water supply  of such consumers providing that uotice  iu writing be given of mich intention."'  A communication was received from  the Consumers' Wate*'- Works company  statiug that, a general meeting of lhat  corporation had been held and that Hlie  members had agreed to accept the tender  of.������5,000 fiom lhe city for the plant.  The meeting directed lhat illegal transfer be made to the city. -  .  A communication from the Provincial  license collector stated that he hail accepted $200 from Joseph Sturgeon of. the  Sherbrooke house aud had issued a  license to him for one year.  Mayor Houston stated that he had replied'and told the collector to refuud the  money to'Mr. Sturgeon aud tbat tbe city,  would deal with "the matter. This was  done aud a license had been issued to  Mr. Sturgeon uutil July 15 for S10O.  Bill3 to the amount ot $77.40 were  audited and ordered paid.  to the property. Included in these supplies is n saw mill, a water-power derrick,  4,000 feet of steel pipes, monitors, other  mining machinery and about .- 84,000  worth of provisions. The company has  let u contract for 500,000 feet of planking  to be delivered at tho miue as quickly as  possible. It will be used in tbe construction of a ilume about one and three-  fourths of a mile iu length. The monitors to be used iu hydraulicing will have  an eighteen inch inlet and an eight-inch  nozzle. The water supply at the mine is  ample for thc most extensive scale of  placer miniug, aud the dumping facilities are excellent. The-company confidently expects handsome leturns as soon  as sluicing commences.  Ihe.v llonil Taken ii|>.  The bond on the Ibex claim (Brennard  group) in Slocan was takeu up last Wednesday at Kaslo and the balance of $22-  500 paid. The new company now has a  clean tille to the pr6perty and will  develop it as fast as possible. Inspector  Jam's of the Northwist Mounted Police,  who is oue of the directors, was in attendance at the meeting. Mr. Jarvis  was a visitor to Nelson last Thursday.  ACCUSED    OF   FORGERY  A  Prominent  Slocan  Mining   Man  Gels into Serious Trouble  at Kaslo.  John McPhee, a well-known mining  man of Kaslo, was arrested last-Wednesday ou the charge of forgery.  It appears- that the signatures of a  number of promineut Slocan men were  fraudulently appended *o a petition to  lhe Provincial gcv^rument asking for  the dismissal of Mr. John Keen from the  oflice of miniug recorder of the Aiusworth division with headquarters at  Kaslo, nn the following charges:  "We, the undersigned free miners of  the Ainswin-lli mining division of West  Kooteuay, B.C., pray most urgently that  your honorable corps will at once remove  from our midst the dishonorable mining  recorder, namely, Johu Keen, for the  t'oll.nviug reasons:  "1st. He has accented money ou two  occasions for making out false abstracts  of title to mining meu intending to purchase claims, and of which tbe vendor's  license had ran out. (Tbis can be proven.)  "2nd. lie will show the record  books only to certain meu here who stand  iu with liim.  "Mrd. If a man bauds him a five dollar  bill, for recording a claim he never gt-ts  anv change back, the excuse always beiug that be is Bhort of change.  ��������� "-till. He drinks loo much whiskey and  often gels intoxicated, prospectors frequently have to stay around lown two or  threo days waiting for him to recover  from his sprees to have their recording  done.  l'5th. He keeps a certaiu bad element  around liim for, jumpiug claims, keeps  I hem posted on claims that mat run out  or claims that belong to easy going,  honest boys tbat worked hard rinding  them. He is not at all the right man to  have your mining books at his disposal,  and again we pray to you to give ns at  least au honorable, sober mau for this  important otlice at Kaslo,13. C. We can't  .rust him any more."  Added to this document were the  names of D. McPhail, D. M. Bogard,  John D. Moore, John McPhee, J.' C.  Ryan, J,  C. Eaton, Whitewater   mine,  Bob Gameron-and-E.-Watts Therewas-  also added after the names a postscript  in these words: "We would suggest  that some honorable man, such as O. T.  Slone, Mr. McKenzie, the city auditor,  or some trustworthy man, such as-these  two mentioned. ��������� Keen will make endless  trouble among the miners here if not removed at an early date." <  Each of the purported signers of tbis  petition deny all knowledge of the document, and have sent a petition to the  Provincial authorities, asking that the  matter be thoroughly investigated. This  was promptly done.. As a result, there is  much evidence that McPhee is responsible for the petition and the .signatures.  McPhee was giveu a preliminary hearing last Thursday- before Magistrate  Chipmau and Mayor Green. At the conclusion of the testimony the defendant  was sent up for trial, bail beiug refused.  The case will be.heard at the spring  ass'zes which open at Nelsou on the 24th  insf. " _ .      -  McPhee applied yesterday to Mr.  Justice Walkem for bail.* He was allowed liberty upon furnishing.bail to the  amount of ������1*2,000.  EXTENSIVE   PLACER   MINING  Operations of the French .'reek Company  in the l.i__ Itcnd Ilisirief. ������  W. Kirkup who has been in Nelson  on busiuess for the past, week returned  to l-svelstoke' yestei day. While here he  disposed of some valuable real estate.  Big, good-natured Bill is likely lo remember some of the ciicumstances of his  trip for a long lime. His friends���������be  has no enemies���������have joked him unmercifully -concerning the Mixeic's reference  last week to a little incidentin which the  giant of Revelstoke played an important  part.  Duriug tbe present summer Mr. Kirkup will devote his time principally to the  operations of theFrench Creek Hydraulic  company in which he is a large stock-  bolder. The company owns a large area  of valuable placer grouud iu the Bit:  ii Bend district,about twenty mile's distant  from the Columbia river. Fifty men are  already employed at the mine, and. as  soon as possible, eighty tons of freight  uow stored at Revelstoke will be shipped  A  DOMINION DAY TO BE OBSERVED  IN   NELSON:  Amateur  .Sports of till- Klnil.s '���������Till  Form  the   ���������>riiicli>iil   I en I n re  of Two  t������ny* Festivities.  A well-attended public meetiug was  held in the Fire Hall last Thursday evening for the purpose of makiug arrangements for the celebration of Dominion  Day.     .  R. E. Lemon was elected chairman,aud  R. S. Lennie, secretary. On motion of  C. A. Waterman it was decided to extend  the celebration over two days, July 1  and 2.  On motion of Mr. Le-nie, an executive  committee consisting of John Houston,  R. E. Lemon, J. Dover, F. Irvine and J.  J. Maloue, was appointed to arrange a  program and to see the sports successfully carried out. The committee was  given power to add to its uumber.  A canvassing and finance committee  consisting of T. Maddeit, C. W. West, J.  Lawrence, A. Lott and J. Johnson was  appointed to raise funds for the celebration. This committee was also giveu  power to add to its number.  Gilbert Stanley was elected treasurer.  After the general meetiug adjourned,  the executive committee held a short  meetiug aud elected C. A. Waterman as  oue of its members. An informal discussion took place and the concensus of  opinion was- that thc sports should embrace lacrosse,"'"lowing, baseball, horse  racing, a rock drilliug contest, the regular Caledonian sports and a ball on the  evening of July 1. An effort will be  made to get up amateur baseball teams  from New Denver, Kaslo, Sandon" aud  Nelson for .the purpose of giving exhibition games ou the days mentioned.  The executive committee met in R. E.  Lemon's,ollice last night aud appointed  the following subordinate committee!-:  Program���������R. E. Lemon, J. J. Maloue,  C. A. Waterman.  Transportation���������Mayor John Moustou.  Arrangements���������F. Irviue, J. Dover. R.  E. Lennie.  The last named committee will also  have control of the music and the ball  on July ]. The committee on program  will hold a meeting this afternoon or  evening and arrange the schedule.  0. P. K. OFFICIALS COMING.  Have ..eft: Montreal iiikI Will Arrive Here*  Early Kcxl Week.  A number of prominent Canadian Pacific railway officials have left Montreal  en route for Kooteuay, and will arrive,in  this city.about the middle of uext week.  The party consists of T. H-. Shaughnessy.  vice-president and geueral managei;  William White, manager of all lines west  from Fort William, and Chief Engineer  Peterson. Mr. Shauglinessy's private  car will be met at Revelstoke by Mr. It.  Marpole, general superintendent of the  Pacific division, who will accompany the  party on their trip southward.  Upon his arrival in Nelson Mr. Shaughnessy will at once make arrangements  for the construction of the Crow's Nest  Pass railway from Nelson eastward.  iver 9,000 feet above sea level. Explorers are following up the snow line on all  sides of the range.  Mr. J. T. Lansing, until recently manager ot the Trail smelter, accompanied by  Mr. E. II. Widckind of Spokane, arrived  here yesterday. Mr. Lansing has been  looking out a site for the Le Itoi smelter.  A pack train of five horses left for the  Big Four group, ou Forty Nine creek, ou  Thursday, carrying supplies for the men  engaged in assessment work. The property is commonly kuown as Wice's  group.  It is reported that El'ja Davis has  given an option on the Lucky Dog, Juue  Bug and Mountain Prize to parties supposed to represent the Hall Miues Ld.  The properties mentioned are located  do.ir Ymir.  O. G. Laboreo has bonded the Granite  and Little Maud, eight miles north of  Sanca, on the east side of Kootenay lake.  This is a three-foot veiu, with 15inches  of clean galena, runningllO ounces in silver aud 70 per cent lead. Extensive development work is to be started at once.  THE   CONTRACT IS  LET.  IWS FROM KASLO.  A BUILDING BOOM IN THAT BUSTLING BURG.  Steamer   .Navigation or the Dun ran   ltiver  ���������las Keen I'roveil Praeiieahle by  Captain Lovatt,  Work of Construction on the Slocan  Valley Raihvay to Re Immediately Commenced.  The C. P. R. has let the contract for  the construction of the Slocan valley  branch of the Columbia it Kootenay system. Messrs. McVey & Poupore will do  the grading from Slocan Crossing to  within sixtecu miles of Slocan City. The  balance of the work will be done by McLean brothers of this city.  In all, about 1,000 men will be employed this summer establishing the uec-  essary grade, constructing bridges and  putting down lhe rails. The road will  be ready for operatiou  by uext October.  Twenty-five cars of rails have arrived  al Robson for this line.  All the work will be uuder lhe supervision of Mr. C. E. Perry, the railway  company's chief engineer in Kooteuay.  Messrs. McVey & Poiipore wid bring  most of their machinery aud supplies  fioin Anaconda, Montana. Messrs. McLean, being local contractors, have a full  equipment here to commence work with  at once.        LEMON CREEK TRAIL.  MINING  NEWS.  .Miners  Developing   Ihe  Country Regard  less ol' Government liMlifTerence.  There is every prospect of the early-  completion of a trail up Lemon creek  from the crossing ot tbe government  road, about a mile from Slocan river, to  a point a little beyond the junction of  Summit and Lemon creeks. The estimated cost of tbe trail is .$1800, aud the  subscription list which is being circulated to defray the cost of construction,  stipulates that it shall be wide enough  to be used as a sleigh road in wiuter.  Construction will be carried on under  the supervision of J. H. McGregor, P.  L. S. On the completion of the road  there will be a circuit of trails leading  np Springer creek aud over the divide to  the Lemon creek slope, Ihence back to  Slocan City.  Knslo, June 12���������(Special.)���������Captain  Lovatt of the steamer Idaho has the  honor of being the first pilot to successfully navigate the Duncan river between  Kootenay and Hauser lakes. He reports  that i:o serious trouble was eucouutered  in making the trip, and is surprised that  the eilort was not made sooner by Kooteuay steamboat meu.  A powder mill is to be established  here. Messrs. T. J. Watter and Raymond Meyer, experienced powder manufacturers from New York state, have decided to erect a plant in I he suburbs of  the city that will have a capacity of  53,000 pounds a month.  Many prospectors are heading for the  upper tributaries of the south fork of  Kaslo creek.  The Weekly Kootenaian will present a  handsome silver cup, eighteen inches  high, to the winuiug base ball team of  the Kootenay league.  The Oity Council has decided to  make the "municipal tax 15 mills on  tbe dollar. This rate is for the ordinary general expenses of the city. An  additional levy of 15.J mills on tho  dollar will be necessary to provide tbe  interest and sinking fund for the water  works debentures. The taxes fall due  on August loth.  A handsome hotel, to be called lhe  Victoria, is being erected on A avenue.  G. A. Carson, government contractor,  is building the Jackson wagon road from  Whitewater station to the Jackson  mines. He is makinggreaL progress and  lias already completed two miles out of  the six.  A baudsome store and oflice building  of brick will be erected on Front stieet  near Fifth by C. W. Wilhan, who recently purchased the property. The small  buildings are being removed. Numerous  other buildings are being erected.      :  Travel through Kaslo during the  past month has beeu exceptionally heavy.  The hotels, are taxed to their utmost  capacity. ���������  NELSON'S  NEW   HOTEL-  Columbia river between Revelstoke and  Laporte, a distance of forty-seven miles, -  has caused the Canadian Pacific Railway  company to consider the advisability of  establishing a steamer service ou that  route. A careful examination of the  more dangerous portion of the river iu  the viciuity of Revelstoke by Captaiu  Troup proves that navigation is quiet  feasible as far as Luporte. It is very  probable that the steamer Lytton, which  has been on the Robson-Trail route, will  bo placed on the new run as soon us the  high water has subsided.  Construction or the I. A X. Ity.  Messrs. Mann, McKenzie and Holt, the  big eastern firm of railway contractors,  are supposed to have made a bid for the  construction of the Nelsou and Leth-  bridge railway. It is probable that lhey  will be awarded the contract. Iu the  event of their tender beiug accepted,  much of the woik will be done by subcontractors.  LOCAL   NEWS.  BODY DISCOVERED.  Labor I uion al Ymir.  A labor union has been organized at  Ymir, with forty-four members enrolled.  A committee of five, consisting of Messrs  Cusick, Post, Price, 'Odey and McLeod,  was appointed to wait upon and confer  with all the merchants and employers of  labor in town,, and to endeavor to obtain  their promise lo employ only union men  in the future. It was also left to the  committee to decide upon the standard  of wages for each class of labor.  ..lap of the Slocan.  The .Union Investment-.Co... of Rosslaud has published a map of part of the  Slocau miniug camp which was compiled  by Mr. W. S. Drewry, P.L.S. It shows  about 150 surveyed claims, mauy uusur-  veyed claims, creeks, loads, trail?, tramway,  concent'ators,   etc. .   It   is  a very  , comprehensive and useful piece of work.  I _ . ,_    ���������  -  ! Will Ship Ore.  The'Howard Fraction iu the Slocan  has a quantity of ore ready for shipment  to the Nelsou smelter that gives assays  of over $200. The large force of men at  work. at the mine will soon place it on  tbe shipping list.  A love Affair.  The Spokesman-Review,, of June 8,  contains a notice, that a marriage  license was-issued on Monday last to  James H. Love and Mrs. Clam Sansom, both of Nelson, B. C.  t-iiiilr.ii-.cil Hems or Information Coiieeru-  Iiik Properties Near Xelson.  The Black Diamond mine at Ainsworth  has five more carloads of ore ready for  shipment.  There were 474 new mineral locations  recorded iu the Nelson oflice during the  month of May.   -  The Athabasca roadway is about com-:  pleted and it is expected that ore will be  shipped over the tramway today.  Surface assays on- the Annie May on  Forty Nine creek give results of $14 in  gold and copper. No assays were taken  of the specimens showing free gold. .~  Assessment workou the Anchor claim  ou Toad mountain shows a strong ledge  carrying gold, silver and copper. The  property belongs to Mr. P. Burns ot this  city.  The Kootenay Mining Protective Association convened at Rossland this moru-, _    - 1  ing.    Several members of the association ! 'hicecl.  left   Nelson-yesterday in order lo attend  the meeting. - .  Mack and Chisholm have discovered  free milling gold oreou a 9-foot ledge ou  the Carrie claim, o Quartz Creek property, one mile from Ymir. The find is  being developed.  The Myrtle aud Thomas Payne claims  situated near Tamarack and about three  miles from Ymir have recently, been  bonded' in the Thomas Payne Consolidated Gold Miuing company.  - The Hall Mines smelter is receiving  considerable shipments o������ quartz and  low gradesilicious ore from the Starlight  claim on Toad mountain. It is bei' g  used in the reverberatory furnace.  'Mr. 1". F. Perry has located a claim  oue mile up the lake from Five Mile  point which he says assays $18 in gold.  He also states that there is room for five  more locatious on the same ledge.  Corpse of an llnluiovvii Man 1'oiiuil in the  Kaslo  ltiver.  ���������A-lelegranrwas_received"herc-lnle"]asb'  night addressed lo Dr. E. C. Arthur, the  district coroner, informing him of tho  discovery of the body of a mau in Kaslo  creek. Many circumstances of the case  point tc foul play. No other particulais  of the matter are at present obtainable.  Dr. Arthur  being at Quartz Creek, be  was immediately iu formed by telegraph  that an investigation was necessary. He  will return on this afternoon's train and  proceed at once to Kaslo.  SENT   UP   POR   TRIAL."  .-'  Hans  "lor  a   Vine  Kill lice areBeing Pre-  parol hy a Local Arehilcel.  ��������� Work was commenced yesterday clearing the ground for the hotel building to  be built near Ward aud Vernon streets by  J. Fred Hume, JI. D. Hume aud J. A.  Kirkpatrick. The plaus are uow in the  hands ot Architect Ewart but are not yet'  completed. 'I he building is to be 100x100  feet grouud area, three story frame aud  stone basement. The estimated cost is  $25,000 and it is'to be completed iu the  shortest time possible.  The small building occupied by.the  mayor and city clerk is being rennved to  the alley between A'crnon and linker  streets between AVnrd aud Josephine  streets.  THE,   HALL    EXPLORATION    CO-  '���������'lie   Preliminary   Hearing  of the Sensational Shoolini; Case al Ymir.  The case of Regiua vs. Malcolm McDonald came up before Magistrate W. A.  Jowett yesterday, R. A. Chisholm appearing as wituess against the   defendant.  Barristers Johnson aud Crease appeared  for  the  crown;  the defense wns represented by Messrs. Jilliott and Gallaher.  A  great volume of testimony was iutro-  prisouer was sent  The  up for  trial, liis case will probably be heard  at the uext assizes. Tbe case agaiust  Chisholm was adjourned.  Mel! Kimmvii People .Harried.  The marriage of Miss Bessie T. Irvine  to-Edwiu 11. Athertcn, took place in the  Church of England at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. II. S.. Akehurst o/Ti-  ating. Ouly the immediate friends of  the contracting parties witnessed the  ceremony. Miss Annie Clawson, of Nelson, acted as bridesmaid, and- Bruce  White, of Saudou, as best.man. Many  handsome presents were rc-ceivrd.  Mr. aud Mrs Athertou took the morning train for Portland and "otlier coast  cities, and wiil be absent for about two  weeks. Upon their return they will  make lheir residence at Sandon. The  bride, who is recently from St. John, N.  IV., is a sister of Fred anil Herbert T.  Irvine of this city. Mr. "Athertou is a  native of Fredericton, N. P>.  ISoimIs   lhe   Itlaekeoek   anil   IHisi-nriis   die'  Kaniicr, Skylark ami Chapleau.   -  Mr.'Lancaster Hobbs, the expert for  the- Hull Exploration company, has  bouded the Jilackcock mineral claim in  the Wild Horse district for ������70,000. The  properly is a most'promising prospect  and will-be . extensively developed'witL-  ont delay.  Mr. Hobbs has decided to throw up  the bonds held by his company on the  Ranger, Skylark and Chapleau claims,  situate in the southern Slocan district.  Considerable work has been-done ou  these properties since lhe company obtained the oplious.  THE SUPREME COURT.  i'..o   Important   Cases- Heard   iii' Xelson  This Week liy  -lr. .In.Uer  Walkem.  The case of the Rank of Montreal vs.  the Trail Creek Tramway company is  being heard iu the supreme court. Ten  attorneys are takiug pint in it. The  suit is for over S0,000 paid for time  checks by the bank, and there are twenty  interyenors whose total claims-amount  to over 80,000. The fund belonging to  the defendant  is "something over $7,000.  In the case of Seeley vs, Moyiinhaii.  involving the title to the Le Roi,fraction.  Judge Walkem decided in favor of the  adverse claimant, Seeley.  TRAMPS   AT   ROSSLAND.  The  Happenings  of the   Week   in  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  ,T. 1!). Breeze, of the Confederation  Life, is in the city.  Mr. W. F. Thompson arrived in the  city yesterday from Trail.  Dr. IL G. Urea, of Banff Hot  Springs, was in  the city lust Monday.  Forty petit jurors have been summoned to act at the assizes to be held iu  Nelson on the 24 inst.  By order of Mr. Justice Walkem the  court of assize have been adjonrued  from June 21 to June 24.  The basement of the If.-ti-l Phair is to  be excavated lo make toom for the bar  and billiard rooms of that establishment.  More rails for the Robson-Trail branch  of tbe Columbia <--. Western railway are  eu route from Chicago.  Citizens of Rossland are making extensive pieparations' for the celehiatiou  of the Diamond Jubilee on June 22 next.  Messrs. George Gillespie and W. C*  Ward of the Bank of Biitish Columbia  arrived in the city yesterday from Victoria. ���������.  Dr. TI. E. Hall, a brother of Dr. Geo.  A. B. Hall, arrived in Nelson last Thursday aud will ti:ke up his permanent residence here.  The townsite of Jvootenay Oity has  been platted on the south shore of the  west iii-iii of Kootann-y. lake, opposite  .Balfour.  M. D. Welsh, a brakeman on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway had one  of his thumbs smashed lasfWednesdoy  while coupling cars. '  Leitcb, who robbed the   government  mail sacks at  Fort Steele about, three*  months ago has been  sentenced to ten  years imprisonment.   The trial took place  at Itamloops.  A boom of"'half ;i million feet ol*  cedar and pine logs were towed into  port,, Friday, by the steamer Kaslo,  from Idaho, i'or, the Nelson Planing  Mills.  The body  of   Foreman   Gillis, who  perished in  a snowslide at the Ibex j  mine last winter, has been found. The  remains have been   forwarded  to Mr.  Gi 1 lis! Jorincr home at  Port .Arthur.  - Walker, Wicks, Blanchlield and Parks,  without any government aid, have constructed about seven miles ot trail leading up Wild Horse creek from Petersburg, a prosperous town at the head of  Wild Horse creek and about four miles  from Ymir.  ���������tA  Xarrnn   I-_>enpi\  G   N.   Gilchrist, tbe  tailor, while  eu-  deavoring to dismount  from a horse  in  i front of his  place of business, yesierday  i morning, caught  his  foot, in the sliirup  i and was thrown to the ground:' The  The divide between Slocan aud Kooi- j horse began kicking a:d plunging,  enay lakes, at the point where the Net-1 When Gilchrist was^ released be was  sou, Slocan and Aiusworth miuiug divi j unconscious. It was discovered that the  sions meet, is the present Mecca of the j animal had kicked him-in the body and  Slocan prospector. The summits of the I limbs, and had bruised him biidly. No  mountains in that vicinity, as shown by | bones were broken. The sufferer ex-  dhe government topographical map, are ! peets to be alout as usual in a few days.  Serious   Troultle    Anliripaleil     I'i-oiii    llie  .   Ilisrojxilable Charaeters in Hie Tom ll.  .The Rossland authorities are having  trouble with the hobo element, and fears  are entertained that this lawless class will  disregard all regulations for the preservation of order in tho town.- A number of  special policemen have been appointed  to assist in quelling, any d'sturbance  that might, arise. It is reported that  the major and chief of ixdicj last Thursday telegraphed to the Provincial attorney-general asking for assistance. The  chief, however, thiuks that he may  be able, to handle the matter withi-  out help.         . '-     ,!  NEW   STEAMER   ROUTE-  The -S. S. I_)ltoii   lo   It ii n   ESrtiieeii   Uetel-  stoke ami Laporte Lautilu^.  The recent growth  of busiuess in   the  Big  tSend  district  nud  along the upper  Ontario. -  Lust week a strike.was made on the  Galena Farm. While laying an ovei-  ground pipe, workmen discovered a large  body ot high grade galena, assaying 200  ounces to the ton.  The Slocan City miningdi vision hiisbeen  formed. Jt extends from Ten Mile creek  on Slocan lake to the boundries of the  Ainsworth, and. Nelson divisions.J A recorder is to be-appointed with he'adr  quarters at Slocan City.  Another man "who went with Blaine.'' '  dropped iuto the Miner oflice yesterday,'  in the person of-Mr. Weston Coyuey. JIo  was with  E.  D.   Cowan,  of the   Slocau .  Pioneer, on  the New York Herald, mid  now goes to join him on the 1'ioneer.  The committee appointed by the city  council to- select a cemetery has not yet  decided upon a location. The committee  will : probably advise the purchase of a  tract of land in the western, suburbs of  the city, near the Hull Mines smelter.  J. A. NeUerfield whilo woiking ou the  Referendum gioup during.the early part  of this week had the misfortune to split  his knee cap with an axe. He was taken  to Rossland for treatment.  Jack Bothen, better kuown a.s Keno  Jack or Jack McGiuty, walked oil* the  Arrow lake boat into the waterlast Saturday and was drowned.. The bo'dy was not  recovered. Deceased was well -known iu  Nelson and had large mining interests on  Foity Nine creek. -  As the result of an accident ou the,C.  .������ K. branch of the Canadian Pacific railway last Tuesday, George Moubnch is  lying iu the general hospital and being  treated for a broken jaw.  The' Rev. C. F. Yates of Kaslo will  conduct. the services in . the English  church tomorrow iu* the place of Rev. If.  S. Akehurst, who will preach at Kaslo.  Joshua Davies ot Victoria will hold an  auction sale in Nelson on the 17th inst.  for the disposal of property in the "Bog-  nstown" tract and beyond the'sonthem  limits of the city uear the Nelson & Fort  ; Sheppard railway track.  ! The timberB for-the Sayward mill,  j which is to be consti ucted iu the eastern  ' suburbs of the city, are uow being cut.  ! Work will shortly commence upon the  ! erection of the necessary buildings.  Mr. H. E. Beaslev. thenewly appointed  i superintendent of all lines ot the C P.R.  ' 'system south of Arrowhead with liead-  ��������� quarters at Nelson, has entered upon his  j duties here aud is busily engaged arranging the many matters that come under  I his direction. iHE MINER, NELSON, B.. C, SATURDAY, JUNE  12,, 1897.  %ht Jttinci  -__/  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  ivill be mailed to .my address in Canada 01  ���������the Uni'ed States foi one year on receiptoj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRAC'I ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of$j/>er column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /J cents per nonpareil  tine first insertion, and /o cents per line foi  each ubsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL  COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and aa  dress   of the writer, not  necessarily for  publication, but as evidence oj good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice  Address  The Miner Printing a Hubushing Co  NELSON,    B.C.  Miners and ^-  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  av_        "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  _18)   All of which are Kirsl Class Fool, Wear.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. 1-'. & A.  Jf. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brelhcrn invited.  W. 11. Sjiaw, Secretary.  SATURDAY, JUNE 12,   1897.  HIT ON THE RA W.  .  The Victoria Colonist is frantic concerning the MiNiiit's crusade against  the Turner-Rithet-Duiismuir party.  The organ of the Victoria ringsters is  thoroughly alarmed at the possibility  of being driven from the well-filled  manger in thc government stable to  browse upon a proper diet of thistles.  The frequent and scathing criticisms  of the existing Provincial administration by the many Opposition newspapers have, until last week, been  received in silence by the Colonist; but  the simple and reasonable suggestion  of the Miner that the Reform Farty  of British Columbia bo organized  on uplatform of honest andbusiness-liko  principles without delay, has touched it  on the raw, and made it bray fearfully.  Not daring to make too much of the  Mixbk's proposal that the friends of  good government shall thoroughly  organize under able leaders, the Col-  inist rather incoherently implores  that all newspapers endeavoring to  truthfully reflect,.public sentiment  shall formulate their accusations  against the Administration. This  would make a horse laugh. We refer  the Poor Old Thing to the files of the  'Minkk, the Province; the Victoria  Times, the New Westminster (Joluin-  1 ian and about two score more daily  and weekly journals.puhl'shed in Bril-  ish Columbia and.Ontario. From that  source the Colonist can discover more  accusations than it bus ever received  government pap, which is saying a  good deal.  THE CROW'S NEST  PASS ^RAILWAY.  The" news tliat- the Federal government has at -last arranged the terms  bv which the Canadian Pacific railway  iLs immediate construction. Lingo  forces of men will at once be employed  to perform the necessary work, and  the line will be ready for service in a  comparatively short timo.  CANADA'S  REPRESENTA TIVE.  Premier Laurier has gone to London  fo participate iu the jubilee, celebration, not as a representative of u party,  but as aroprosontativo of the Canadian  people as a whole. In this spirit he.  was invited with othev colonial premiers, and thero is not the slightest  reason to doubt that in this respect he  will act. The idea of summoning  the lirst ministers from the various  dominions and colonies lo swell tho  distinguished throng was a happy  inspiration. It will give to the proceedings the tone illustrative of tho  varied interests included within the  liritish lOnipire. Premiers from Australia, a premier from the (Jape, a premier from Canada, all assembled in  London to do honor to Her Majesty on  this auspicuotis occasion, must also  help to impress our fellow-subjects  across the sea with'' a deeper inspiration than that which they have so far  yielded to the vastness and the importance of the colonial empire. Nor  in any other way will the presence of  these prominent men from the four  ijnarters of the earth be wanting in  interest. They will declare in person  that the enormous tributes, thought  to I.e. of little value when iler Majesty  ascended the throne, have grown during her remarkable reign to tlio position of sister kingdoms.  _Mr. Laurier goes to London under  particularly favorable auspices. As the  creator of a British preferential trade  policy, whicli is a long stop towards a  system of imperial federation, as well  as tho leading statesman.ol" Britain's  principal colony, he will undoubtedly  receive great attention. It is safe to  say that our premier will bo a great  credit to the land of his birth during  his stay in England.  THE ALIEN LABOR LAW.  The opposition of Quebec and the  Maritime Provinces to thc enactment  of a Federal alien labor law puis a new  face on the matter. Members of parliament from those parts of the Dominion say that their Provinces have no  complaints to make, while thu complaints seeni all to come from Ontario.  Tins shows that the United States  alien law is offensively enforced only  in the States bordering on Ontario.  This being the case, the Dominion  government may bo able, by representations to Washington, to securo  such changes along the border of Ontario as to render a Canadian net unnecessary. It is an objectionable sort  of legislation at best, and all liberal  people would be glad to know that the  s'ate of things which made it necessary had been altered. The persecution of Canadians at the Niagara  bridge, at Ihdl'alo and at Detroit has  become unbearable, and unless- the  United States government can be induced to call down Inspector de Barry  and other offensive oilicials, itis only  fair that the people of the sister Provinces should come tn,,the assistance of  Ontario. _.       -     _.  ���������The���������I3ritish-A'ssociiitioir���������is-'_ln-niccfr  it Toronto during the month of August, and will visit .British,,Columbia  as soon as the proceedings of the convention terminate. ' The association is  composed ol distinguished scientists  who desire to give a. stronger impulse  and a more systematic direction to  scientific inquiry; to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate, science  in dilferent parts of the British Empire with one- another, and with  foreign philosophers; to obtain a more  general  attention  to   the   objects   of  i.s" to" construct thu Lethbridge-Nelson  road has been joyfully received by the j science, and a removal  of any'disad-  i  I  people, of Kootenay,  belief is that the bargain is as good as  could be under the circumstances.  The terms agreed upon are in the line,  indicated by public opinion after the  discussion of them made the situation  plain as between government and  company construction. There, was a  general desire at first, especially in the  West, that the road should beconstruct-  edand operated by the government; bub  the iiiore "the. question was examined  the more apparent it became thatsuch  a method would fail fo secure the  main object of the whole enterprise,  which was the diversion of the British  Columbia trade into Canadian channels. As this conviction gained  ground, and it became inevitable that  the  work   should- be dime   bv a com-  rhe   general | vantages of a public  kind which im  pede its progress. Only members of  the association can attend its meetings:  but the membership is open to any.  persons, men or women, who may  desire to join.   -  Tho eastern press displays much  ignorance of.this district when it refers to-the "Lothbridge-Rossland railway." There is no such route. The  line to be'built through tho Crow's Nest  Pass is properly known as the Loth-  bridge c\: Nelson railway. At no* point  will the main ��������� track of that road be  within thirty miles of Kossland.  The numerous tramps and disreputable characters who were recently  driven out of the state of Montana are.  puny, tliere was practicaliy no hes'ita-| said to be heading for ICooteniiy. If  tion in confining tlie negotiations up- j they do not stay away they will be  on the subject, to the company whose j sorry. It will go very hard with them  road already spans, tbe continent' if they ever gc,t into the clutches ol"  within the Dominion.. There was no ; ihe law officers of this Province,  sentiment uf .partiality  in coming to;       - .  this decision. So far as tlie party in i Contrary tothe expectation of,many.-  power is concerned, tlie feeling was : the Tailors '.Guide, the Weekly J fubei-  disposed rather the other way. Hut 1 dasher, the Ladies* Homo Journal and  in the interests of the country, a hard-; oilier publications devoted to dress  headed bargain' was made, which. ��������� }iave completely .ignored the Mining  after prolonged negotiation, is now! Expert in "their fashion plates-this  about  lobe  introduced in parliament   year.  where it will be ratified without iiiiich ! ��������� ~^^TTJ .11.  J ;  opposition.. j     It   is   dinicult,,  to understand   why  The construction of the Crow's Nest ; Conservatives should object so strenii-  P.-iss railway i.s the one thing needed ; ously to the anti-combine clause of the  to make  JCooieuay the greatest preci- jiew tariff regulations.     Sir Charles  ment to terrorize over the industries  of the country will be generally received as utterly absurd. The fact  that, the protective element can bo removed by an order-in-council will be  the most useful agent possible to prevent the formation of industrial trusts.  The adoption of the clause will be tbo  means of giving the public the free  competition fo which Lhey are entitled.  The Belgian and German treaties  with Great Hritain, and their relation  to the Canadian tariff will form one nf  the first subjects upon which .Mr.  Chamberlain, the secretary of the  Colonies, intends to consult .Mr.  Laurier on his arrival in Kim-land.  The City of Toronto will present, a  handsome gold casket to Queen Victoria. Members of the civic jubilee  committee have, however, shown  execrable taste by ordering their  names engraved upon the gift.  rilOKKS.S10.-_AL  CARDS.  It.   HARRISON,   l.AURISTKR,   Notary Public, yloean City. 15k  Ml-. G1.IM_.II._T, LL. a, BARl-lSTEU,  ���������   [Solicitor, Notary Public, lilc, Sandon  11. <J. - (131)  (pKO.A.li. HALL, PHYSICIAN ANDSb'R-  V X ueon. Ollice, linker .street, .'1 doors wesl  of po-tollico, lii> M;iirs. (fill)  ASSAYINO.       1.0BI-1NS&   LANG.     AS-  suycrs   lo   War Kagle   und  Associated  Companies, Rossland (351)  Q NORMAN & CO., MINING ANI) STOCK  KJ. Ilrokers, llolel Spokane. Spokane,,\\r.ish.  Telephone IK7. [4U5J  MAHON, MohWUhANI) & MAHON, LTL���������  Miniii������ and Share I .rollers, Vancouver,  II. C.   Members Slock KxcIiuiikc. 380  ;7    M. SAN I Ml,.WHS. CJl.Xl.i.AI. AG I.XT  l-'iro    Insurance   nud    Mining  ���������Sandon,  li. ll.  liroker,  51)0  If beats al! how every new journalistic venture in - this Province is arrayed ������������������agin the government."' The  Slocan City Pioneer is the last Lo join  the Opposition.  The Victoria Colonist objects to the  use of the word'-fool-hen" as applied  fo certain members of the Provincial  legislature. Well, change it to buzzard.  Whicli will you havo���������the ravings  of tlie Victoria Colonist, or the tutti-  frut'i utterances of the Vancouver  World :j  The owners of the Cassiar Central  Railway land grant have given ������100  towards the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee at Victoria.  THE   NATIONAL   GAME.  The    VcImiii    Team   Ike lea Is    the   Visiting  Players Alter an r.veiliii^ Contest.  The lacrosse match last Saturday afternoon between the Hossland and Nelson  teams was hotly contested, r.ud resulted  iu a glorious victory for the heme team.  At the end o������ two hours'.play the score  stood three to three, and it was decided  to continue for auother half hour or until  one of. the teams scored another goal.  The Nelsou team forced the piny, aud  before the expiration of the time allotted,  had sent the ball through the goal, making the score four against three.  Honorary President Jl. E. Lemon  faced the bull oil' at the commencement  of tbe piny. As thc mulch progressed,  comparatively little slashing was doue  and no intentional fouls vrcie made although nearly all the boys received sundry whacks ou tbe body and legs. Jell's  hud his nose badly cut and Turubull was  smashed ou the head. Tbe"only person  ruled off was the umpire who had been selected by the liossland men. It was  proven that he had a bet on the result of  the match, and Mr. J. S. Clute, jr.. was  appointed iu his place.   -.-  The liossland men showed more training than the home team and their passing  was much.better. The checking on both  sides was hard and the victory for the  home team was greatly clue to its management. Tbe playing throughout was  fast and created tne wildest enthusiasm  on the part ol the 500 spectators who  were preseut. Tbe individual play ^yas  good; speciid mention ol auy would beI au  injustice to the rest. The games for  Rosslaud - were scored by Turn bull,  Smith and Noble, ahd for Nelson by-  Smith, Gray, Cooiey and Jell's., When  Gray made his wonderful throw from  center field aud scored, tbe applause was  tremendous.^ ������������������ ��������� ���������--���������  At the end of tho two houis tbe  Rosslaud field captaiu would not consent  to a draw and the referee ordered another  game of half au hour's duration. The  last goal was made by. Jell's.  When the Kossland boys arrived in Nelsou,they were met by tbe members of the  home team and every courtesy wasextend-  cd them. At the end of the match they  were taken in hand and treated royally.  In tlie evening they were entertained at  a smoker at the Fire Hall, wheie au impromptu entertainment by local talent  made the hours pass quickly and pleasantly. It was nearly midnight wheu the  affairs terminated.  TEADING IU NOBLE   HVE.  Heavy Sales .Hade in Spokane to .Inenl <ii'  Eastern I'nreliascis.  It is reported that IOO.OOO shares of  Noble Five stock have changed- hands  during the past three weeks. The amouut  paid for this slock is said lo have been  iu the ueighboihood of $85,000, although  no definite figures can - be secured.  Niuely-five thousand shares were pnr-_  chased two weeks ago by C. I). Rand, the  Sandon broker, who is supposed to be  acting for eastern customers.-  The Noble Fivo group ij developed by-  eight tunnels, all tun on tbe vein. A  large amouut of sloping has been done"  Froiii August to January ],. aside from  developing the mine and exploring new  ore bodies, but little work was done, but  during that time a tramway G,100 fept  longhand a concentrator were installed-  The tramway has au elevation of 2,100  feet above the mill. At one point, over  the Noble Five slide, the tramway is 430  feet above lhe ground. Tbe installation  of the, tramway and mill involved an expenditure of nearly ������10,000, and at the  same time 320,000 was expended in the  development of the mine. Since January  ore to tbe value of 3-10.000 has been  shipped, and there are -100 tons of concentrates' at the mill. The compauy has  75 men on the pay roll at the mine" and  in the mill. . .,  LIONKL C. liAUFK, lliiilng Urolicr of tho  Victoria Slock Exchange of JSriiish Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Oilice, 32 Langley struct,  Victoria, 11. C. 374  TTMJ-Tt'IlrcR S. ANI.RI-W_.. HAKHISTKII.  ]     Solicitor, etc.    .Solo Agent for the Cniiii  (Hiin   Fire   Insurance   Co.      "Real   Kstale   and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan Citv, U.C.   if) 11)  G-UJRK. IIU1.NI.T & CO.. H.ljVIN OIAI,  I nud Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Lnginccrs, Nelson, )!. C. Room No. 1, over  Thomson & Co.'s Hook Store. lili  C-l EO. S1II.DI.__N. STOCK AND SHAKE  X Broker, Victoria, li. O. (Member of the  B. C. Slock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  intcresls carefully guarded and settlements  promptly nmde. Shares at latest Quotations.  355  WANTED.  PARTNER with $_>000. Can double his  money every S months. Sale reliable business.  Several good Agencies.    Applv,  *\V. T.'STI-WARI.,'-  (lilW) P.O. Uox--'li, Citv.  A SITUATION   by   a   lii-st class cook.    No  objection lo going out of tlio citv.   Address,  JlltS.   PRKSCOTT,  Xul*on, ILL'.  PRIVATE BOARD.  PERSONS desiring a. permanent and quiet.  Hoarding place, cither by dav or week,  will find it al the Woods' lllock, on' and after  April 1st.       (57S) JI RS. O. H. WOODS.  m.M.\<-. ._.;_..__--.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  USTELSOHSr, B. C.      1335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  l.\SIJ!-A_.���������t_ and .. -  < O.I.MISSIOX A.JENT.  VICTORIA ST..  ���������_u  NELSON, B. C.  W. P.SLOAN,  3VtI3STIISrG-    -A-G-EUSTT  -���������oat ltiver, lluck ���������recl_. Sutler  District  and Si.iiiinlt Oeelc |>r<>|M>rlic* :i specially.  I'l-opcrly wn line of OilWs Most I'nss Kail-  road, located on .iont ltiver, on list.  tL'oi-ri-Kitoiiflciicc Solicited.  KOOTENAY,   RIVER,   B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  ��������� _7_-o-I2-(5  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Years Experience In Mining.- I_\|tcr-  icnecd I'l-osiicctui'.s Fiiriiislied oil Short  .Notice.   Mines Kxpei'led and Reported on,  linker Street, Opp. ���������. ������V K. land Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  172-5-12-B  Joseph  A. Sai)u/ard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All   kinds   of  Rough   and   Dressed   Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^���������"^PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  *- PILOT BAY, B. C.  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    p}ipqn    fm.    (Wl!  Spring Goods just received        vlUxlJJ    IU1     VdiMl.  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OE  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hiind nt all  times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (58-1) NELSON, E. C.  Lawrence . . .  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  HAED"WAEE  A Full Stock of Oraniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. {m)  GIVE US A CALL,   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEH,-   21. BAKEH   STREET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  l_vcr brouiilil'into Kootenav.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  "D  'ancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 Telephone No. io  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. iS2  IS OUR NEW STOCK OF SILVERWARE WHICH JUST ARRIVED  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,   REAL  ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  FRONT STREET  .(550)  COMMISSION AGENT.  KASLO. B. C.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators'and Brokers'  rWlll I'ni-.-li.ise or i'liriilsli Moncj- lo   l������<_-  rvlo|>   .io.Ml   ri'i>|ii'ill<'s.   Firsl  Class   .,'<in-  ���������K'Wions in t:nsl<'i-ii <i(ii.s anil Loudon.  M'lilc us ImI'oi,' iilaciiiK your |>1'<>|M'|-Iy  315 4. 316   ROOKERY  SPOKAISTE.   '   -      "W-j^SHC.  S-E-E   OTTIR  Syrup Pitchers  Tea and Coffee Setts  Soup Tureens  JACOB DOVER.  ���������WATCH' REF-A-IRXIN-G-  _a_ specialtt.  ALTERATIONS:  MINERS and  PROSPECTORS  Going to .Goal, ltiver or "While Grouse "Mountain mines will Iiml it Lo tlieir interest to get  their Mipiilicsal the I'ionei.r Store nt .Sanua.  A complete assortment of Groceries and  ^liners' .Suppliesalways on liiind at reasonable  prices.   Satisfaction Guaranteed. (<#7)  G. D. CURTIS  ALTERATIONS  The Extensive Additions to our Premises arc now complete  mid every Department is overllcnviny witli Briyht, New Goods.  Anything and everything- that a man might wear.    Prices Right  'at ihe ..  JP. O. STOEB.  SJAROHITECTp_tg:  (������..     OVER TIIOHSOVs' HOOK .STOKK.  J":  -A- G-IL-KIEm  NO'S.   18 &20 BAKER  STREET,        (2)        NELSON, B. C.  ' USTCOBPOEATED   1670.  T__E_T_H3     ./"  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  oiis ]iioi.-il_ {M'odiicing  district in the  \yorId. Tliere is now nothing to hinder  Tapper's contention tliat tiie liie.'i.uiv  gives an undue power to the govern-  'J'lii; "West   Kootenay  Power Jc Light Company'-' aro prepared  to receive tenders fur the  excavation    and    removal    of  about   twenty  thou.-and cM.WiOi cubic yards of rock work on  tlieir power-house .-ite. at Middle Falls. Kootenay river, seventeen miles from ltob.-on. on ilie  ! Columbia & Kooteuay branch  of the f. I*. It.  i All pn:-ik-i'._ar������ will bc'furnisbed on application  ' to .1. G. IvKI.I,K.T.   .  lte-iik-m KuiriiR-er. P.D.IIiis :*>?. Xelson. ll.C  Dated. Xcl-on. U.C, June 7th. li.1'7.        (li-j'l.  JOHN   H!RSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON . AND   EOSSLAND, B. C.  no     .  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  j Two Lots with Three Stores  I BAKER ST.  i One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Mai-y people claim to sell the "best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best -value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  403  Several Lots (Filty foot frontage)   .  ' g^J^ER  STREET NELSON,  B.C  W. J. .;. Dickson,  ISnKcr St.  ������H THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1897
. Sundat, Jane 13 h.13 97.
Cnui-GH of EngtjAnjj. Matins 11 a.m.
Eveu Song, 7.30 p. iti. every Sunday.
Holy Coiiimuuioii on 1st and 3rd Bun-
days in tho month, atter Matins; ou 2nd
nnd Ith Sundays, at 8 a. ni. " Sunday
School at 2.30 p. m.
I'resbytkucan Onuitcn. Services at
11 n. in. nnd 7.30 p. m. Sunday School
at 2.30. Prayer meeting Tliursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society
meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
Woman Catholic Cjichcii. Muss at
Nelson on first and lust Sundays in the
month. Sandon second Sunday and
Kaslo third Sunday,
Mktiiodist (Jiiuucn. Corner Silica
and .losephine Streets. Services nt 11
a. in. and 7.30 p. m.oSabbath School 2.30
j). m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epwoi-Ui League CE.
Tueadiiy at 8 p.m.
' ���..   IO.N. O_���'   'I'l IK _ WICST   JvOOTKNA V   PlSTlUCT.
.AViikuk, Locatki)���Xi-iAii tiii-: Mouth oi''
fJcjiiiOKDiat Ckekic, Kooth.n'ay Laici:.     :
rpAKl. NOTICE thai 1, II. 10. Croasdaile,
L acting as agent for .Montague S. Davys,
Free Miner's Certilieato No. (JS.2li2, intend, (HI
days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining
' l.o'eordcr for a Certitlentc of Improvements for
the purpose "of obtaining a Crown Giant of the
above claim. .      d���   .
.   And further .tako! notice- that action, under
section 37, liuist be coiiuiieiicecl before the issuance of suoh Certificate of Improvements.
Datcdthis 7th day of May, 1807. Y WI)
Wkst" JCooticxav .  Disriop'r.     AViiuiik
':_    Loi.'ATKD���O.N' Till! KAS'l\Sl'.01'K A.VI) AllOUT
_ Two.,Milks From tiik Sou-uchoI'' Koka--
..-..���:  Ni-i. Cuukk. ::: '���]���'-. 7 '<������.'"���      .=..'.
TflAKE' NOTICE that I, Charles Moore, aet-
JL    iag asAgent for Patrick W. George, Free
Miner's Certilieato No. I>5S05, intend,.sixty days
from the dale hereof, to apply to the Mining
.Recorder for a. eertilicate of-'improvements,.for
tlio'piirpoee of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above claim,
And further tako notice that action; under
.section 37,:must, bo  commenced., before   the
issuance of! such certilieato of improvements.
���  OIIAU1J.SAK..OU 10, Agent..'.
���.-;���' Dated this oth day of May, 1S07.  -'-,    ;,;(-33): :
���: CI. RT I FI CAT E  0 F  TI ii- >] I ICG 1 ST I i AT I ON
/���'OF A. FOREIGN* COMPANY.7    d :
���While <_rousc llhilng Company" (Horcii_.ii)
Pack Harness, Pack Straps, Team
Housings, Whips, Brushes,, Combs,
Hits, Harness Oil, etc. Repairing a.
specialty. Orders promptly attended.
L. POG UE [050] Ward St., opp. Court House
Are prepared to do Towing, etc., and can be
Chartered by Excursion and Prospecting Parties.   Scows furnished.
For further particulars apply on board
steamers or. to,
(023)     ;, Nelson.'
0. T. STONE,
The business of the Nelson Sodawatcr Factory has been purchased by K. P. Wlinlley, to
whom all accounts are-payable. All debts and
liabilities incurred by the company prior to
.Mav (he loth will be paid bv W. S. Ashpitel.
Dated at Nelson Ihis loth day of May, 1897.
���VTOTICI'*, is hereby given, that sixty days
IA from date hereof, 1 intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purelinsc the following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of
West. Kootenny: Commencing at a post at the
south-west corner of Lot ���301 Group 1 West
Kootenay; thence west. 80 chains; thence south
10 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence north
10 chains to the point of commencement, con-
baining 320 acres more or less.
Dated Nelson.iR.C, Sth March, 1897.      (574).
NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days
from dale hereof, we intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following de-
icrilioil land, situated in the Nelson Division of
West Kootenay: Commencing at. a post al
Lhe soulh-wesl corner of Lot 301 Group 1, West
Kootenay; thence west SO chains: thence north
SO chains; thence east 80 chains; thence south
SO chains lo the point, of.commencement, containing lilO acres more or less.
Dated Nelson, H.C.. Sth March, IS.)".      (573)
..Registered the (ith day of 'March, 1897.: \,:_
I'���.ii.l-RE'i-Y:'CE1 iTIFY that -I have this day
yregistered*; the -'White-'Grouse Jlining
Company" .1 Foreign),;: under the "Companies.;
Act," .Part IV., ''Registration of.Foreign Companies," anil amending Acts.; /" Y<Y - -���
. The head ollice of the said Company is situat-
odat the City of Spokane, in.the State of Washington, U.S.A. \ ���". '.*,.
���'������'Tlie objects for which thc Company is established are:��� .-'-"-.'..-.,���. .',.'���...���...-��� ;:': . _'���-.'���-:���-v-���'���-
To7 work, operate, buy,; sell, lease, locate;
acquire, procure, hold"and; deal in inines.
metals,- mining and "'minerals claims of every
kind, character and 'description,.;'within -tin..
United2 States of. America and'the Province, ol
Hritisli Columbia,' Canada:.,     :.:���_;.
��� ���   To, carry: on anil conduct a.goneral mining,
smelting  and    mil'iing business: to purchase,
.'iiciiiiire, hold, erect, operate and ;.���control
eletrie lightrand power plants for thc purpose
of niining and. treating _'6re, ores, and I'or the
purpose���:of furnishing "liglits and���'.': creating.-
pow()i-J for all .'purposes;', to boial.biiy, lease,
locate, and. hold ditches, ll innes, and watoi
rights; to construct, lease, buy, sell; build, or
operate railroads, ferries, tramways, oriothor.
iineans of transportation, for' the .''purpose ol
transporting oro, ores, mining and other inatur-
. ials: to owh.obond, buy, sell.-lease, and locate
timber and Umber claims:" and finally" to do
every thing consistent; proper, and requisite for
the carrying out of the objects and purposes
aforesaid, iii their J'ullcst and broadest,sense,
within the territory aforesaid. ���-"���������       . '  -; '������'���'-
The capital, stock of the said Company is one
'..million dollars, divided into .one million shares
of the par value of.ono dollar each.   '������:   '       7;.
Given; under., my   hand; and seal of ollice at
, Victoria, Province of -British Columbia, this Gth
: day of'March, IS!).. : ..> s  ..-;.
,;    :,   [L.S.J;    -> -;:.;'. '������_. ;,.������ S."Y. WOOTOX, ..���������-���
;(f>12). >"..;   lu-gistrai. of Joint Stock Companies.
; Noljce or Application Foi* Lipr, J.icouse. ���
'���; "TA" .CK NOTICE "that1. -A;ndrc\v Bringgold,
AVest Kootenay,  thirty days after, date, for a
license to sell, liquor Ijy. retail at my Hotel at
Creiglitown, on North Fork in said district.
". / .. ������' ANDUI-W-'HlUNrGGOLll. -: "
Dated'at. Nelson." Ii. C.,-. this  lirst.day . of
_Ma>vlH)7.'_*-    YY,. '-C-'YY.    <:: 7v ���..= ���:(()--��(>)'  :.5
Notice is hereby given that sixty days from
dale hereof, wc intend to apply to thc Chief
Commissioner of Lands and AV orks for pennis-
-ion to purchase the following described land
situated in the Nelson division of West Kootenay.
Commencing ata postal, the south-west corner situated in a hay meadow about IU chain!-
soul Ii  from foot  of mountain  and about  12
chains north of Heaver Lake; thence north 80
chains,  Ihence east SO chains, thence south 80
:hains, thence west. 80 chains to point of com-
ucneenienl, containing 010 acres more or less.
.1. OSTIX.
Located this2-lh dav of April, 1807.
Dated al. Salmo, '2llt.li April, 18!)7. (fil_)
Notice of^ Application] for" Liquor^ License
TAKE notice that I, Walter Trotinan, will
apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West
Kootenay, thirty days nfior date, for a license
to sell liquor bv retail at. Deer Park, in said district. " WALTER   TROT-MAN.
Dated'at Deer I .irk, 15.C, this 10thday of
May, 1897. 1_I7.>
Notice is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 210 acres, more or less, situate in West.
Kootenav District, .commencing at the Northwest corner of lot 1883, G-. J.; thence cast III
chains, thence north 10 chains, thence west 10
chains, and ihence southeast to the point of
coniinencenient. F.C.GREEN.
Nelson, April ->S, ISO". 021
Lund & Peterson, Props.
Vernon Street, Nelson, 13
Class Bar in connection._
sient fates reasonable.
Clements and Hillyer Blk
Room 6        ,., Nelson, B. ,C.
SEAL   *   #   #
Die Sinker and Embosser.
583    3-H Douglas Street, Victorin, B. G
>. Y 'Notice-of ^ppicitiolb.foi. jii]tioi* License;":
:.TA ICE notice IhatL.I'i M. Pi'tcrV will apply
j.to  Ih'e.Oold   Commissioner of... AVest Koolenay ,'!!; C, thirty days afteiidate, for- a license
;-���-; to sell liquor by retail at the Pel.ro Hotel on
the North  Fork  of AVild llorse Creek in said
"district, v    " - -.  -���������;������ ���������i-- -. _���-.,���-���   -������������������������
"Yyy:'-\ -I':?Y*-:yYY -��� .-':��� "_:_r:'Xi;.rM.': PKTERS.""'-"- "
'.-:���'��� Dated at Wild Horse Creek, 13. C;, this:.rd
.  day of May, ISSI7, =������'.'*      ""      (030)-,;
If you are =
Do not Forget
Three Importaut Points
FIRST���Go "in St. Paul.because tbe
lines to that poiut. "'ill  afford yon the
best service.
' SECOND���-See that tbe coupon beyond
_ St. Paul reads via the "Wiscousiu Central
because tbat line makes tbe closest connections Avith all the  traiis-contiueutal
.  linese tering tbe Union depot there, and
its service is first-class in eyery.particuhir
THIRD���For information, call on your
neighbor an I friend, tbe nearest ticket
agent, and ask for'a ticket via the Wisconsin Central liues, or address
; VJ OTICE is hereby given in 'accordance with
_l__V'-.'thc; .statutes, that Provincial Kevenue
Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment
Actaro iioiv due for.-thc year 18i>7. All of the
above named taxes collectible.;witliin the N61-,
s in Division of West Kootenay, assessed by mo,
ire payabloat iny office at Kaslo, B.C.     .     -<
Assessed taxes are collectible at the following
rates, vi-r.:��� ;y���������' 7 -.;.' ~Y-':~ 7--v  * '';''
Four-iifths of ono.per cent, ou the .assessed
value of real estate other than wild land.
Throb-quarters of "one per cent, oh, thc assessed
value of personal property. , On so much of the
income of any person as exceeds one thousand
lollars ?the following : rates, namely: Uuqn
such excess when the same is not more than
ten;thousand dollars, one and onc.quarter of
one per cent;7 wheii such excess is over ten
thousand dollars and. not. .'more than' twenty
thousand dollars; one and one half of one,,per
cent.; when such excess is overtwenty thousand
dollars oiic and three quarters of .one per cent.
Three per cent, on-the assessed value of wild
land.^If paidjongiibefore,thc_30th of June_18l)7:.
A new place to send your laundry
after April the ist.
The   Kootenay   Steam   Laundry
will   be  thoroughly  equipped   witli
the latest improved  machinery  and
experienced help.
Whitcher & Cleland     -     Props.
KELSO--, liX'. '    (5_!0)
Hotel  Slocan
Oldest and Most Reliable In the City.
EDWIN CUMMINGS,  Proprietor.
RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.
Headquarters   For
Commercial travelers
anfc fUMnino flDen.
First=Class in all its Ap=
Cor. A Ave. and _fth St., KASLO, B.C.
rhroe-lil'Uis of one per cent, oh tho-asscssed
value of real estate other than wild land. One
half of one per cent.'on the assessed value of
personal property. Upon such excess of income
when tlie same is not more than ten thoosand
dollars one per cent; when such excess is over
ton thousand dollars and not move than twenty
thousand dollars, one and one quarter of one
per cent.; whon such excess is ovor twenty
thousand dollars, ono and one half of one pe-
cent.- Two and one half per cent, on t'ie
assessed value of wild land.
Provincial revenue tax $3.00 per capita.
Assessor and Collector.
ICaslo, 1!.C. .Ian. 20th, 18fl". 527
All persons contributing- $1.00
per month or $10.00 per .year will
be entitled to receive"1' the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the
$10.00 subscribers will secure the
privilege of voting at the annual
election of directois.-
A. ii. CLEMENTS, Treasurer
Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.
Parisian��� Allan Ijinc	
Carthaginian���Allan Line	
Labrador���Dominion Line	
Scotsman���nonunion Line	
Lake ,Winnipeg���Hen ver Line.
Ontario���Heaver Line'....
���'oiii Montreal.
;-..._. ���:-._'unoT!>
.... .'.''.June 2(i.
.....i.Jline ���-'���;
....:;. .J line 12
>���. v. ..June 111
l.'rom New 'York
Teutonic���"White Star Lino............. ��� iJunc-ll
Bi'ittianic���White Slav Line;..'..;......... ...Jiine!2H
Bsrlin���American Lino...........'.-'.. '.'��� ��� ��� JiimPlU.
Str?l50uis*ATiieri ean=Liiic~'rr^t'_':vT!'.~.'rrJuii d-23?
^Campania���CunardvLino......?..;..:. ...June II)
Aurania���Cunard Line;.;":..:........;...'J 11 ne 22
Mongolian���Allan State Line.. ':. ������ ���_-.. .���._. J unc 20
State.of Nebraska���Allan State Line:. ...Inly. !l
Frieslandf-I!cd Star Line... 0\'".:,;.. .."Jline23
Kinsington���lied Star Line _'..'.'���';-''June 20
Cabin, $45, S50, S(i0,.S7IJ"; $S0 and upwards.01: . ;
i Interincdiate,-?H0 and upwards.. "
l.Stecragc. $2H.50.and upwards,-'��� .. ;; .?
~ lJassengers ticketed;1 through" to'all points in
Great Hritain or drelaiid, and at Specially low
rates to all parts of the European 'continent..'
Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  ".. ;'
Apply  to  GKO.  S.   BICICK,   C.P.K;   Ticket;
Agent. Nel.sdn, dr.to;    "WILLIAM STITT,;'
(554)   General Agent, C.i'.U. OlIiceg.AV'innipeg.
Kaslo   &
Slocan   Eailway
Going Wkst.
. . Daily*        c Going East.
Leave ��.00 a. 111.
" KliO a. in:
.   "    9.3C a. m.
"���*���     ,9.51 a. 111.
"    10.03 a. m.
"    10.18 a. in.
"    10.30 a. ni.
'" 10.39 a.m.
Aro.  10.50 a. m.
Kaslo             Arrive 3.50 p.m.
South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.
Sproule's            "      2.15 p.m.
Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m
Hear Lake         '.   . 1.48 p.m
McGuigan          "      1.3 p.m
I.ailey's              "      1.21 p.m
Junction         '..".     1:12 p.m
Sandon          Leave   1.00 p.m
Subject to change without notice.
- For   rates and  information   ppp >   at' the
Company's ofllces. ���
2611   Trafllc Manager.        .,    Superintendent.
Jas.C. Pond,
Gen. Pas. Agt,-
or Geo. S. Hattv.
General Agent,
210 SUrk St.,   .
(570) ,:.       -Portland...Or.
Having appointed \V. J. G. Dickson
local agent for addition A to the town-
site of Nelson, intending purchasers of
lots or part ies wishing information,
plans or price list of the addition will
please apply to him.
400 . F. C. INNES.    "
..lake your own choice
and save lhe I'aiulcr's
25 per cent off, Paper
Borders, net
Ingrains, 35c. roll net
Ijsu-go stock of new patterns
Thomson Stationery Co-
Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive
pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.
Al>ply..nt Thomson
Slattoncry  Co's  Slope,
Victoria Street.
American and European Plan
EAT��S, $1.00 and $1.50 Per Day.
Fine Assortmennt of
598 0. P. GOODWIN, Proprietor.
3&$~'-- i
''..; :'';: ".  '"     ':.;-':";".';:..:.:.   ���''.���������  I.
c '���'.  ���..";   7 (All EiKlits Reserveil.) r
,- In tlie late fifties the "Wisconsin  valley
above; Portage .was   a  wililcrncss.    The'���
lumbermen, who trailed tlieir way tip" the ,
river iiassecl through '.'tamarack.swamps so ,
thick a deer could scarcely penetrate them,"j
nnd over .(liy ridges  clothed with splendid !
pine without iiiitlerbrusli, clean as a park..
iiiid'ot' inestimable value.   .'.'.���'���;". ... a
: Old ^losinee liiountaiii rose  out* of   the
wide?/green''reach   of the7:valley,  dark
with his robe of: pines.   All  about was '
*forest0lan(l untouched by. the ax, almost ,
un traversed by the.pioneer's restless foot. I
.But year by.year   the' loggers   pushed
northward, seeing points  where, tlie. pine
res'i could be felled into the i-iver, or whereY.
skid ways  couhl be constructed to make
hauling uimecossaiy.; The whole river had .
been ransacked and every, favorable river I
'point;stripped of its. timber, before the '.
inovement ;back into  the  forest began. I
Froiii short hauls   and  heavy   timber the '
nipveineut   was   toward  long 'hauls and
smaller timber.     Bach  year the  attack
widened as well lis lengthened..its battle
line against the 'pines. *
Two young boys from La Crosse county
in 1859 pushed np the riverto "Ginny Bull
falls," and being attracted by old Mosinee.
.mountain planted the'r camp at its foot
and sot about preparations for;iwiiiter.
They were beyond any other camp so far as
they knew, and when they blazed out a
trail in September they had before tliem a
great deal of stern.labor. 7 "'
They had hay to; cut in the marshes,'
wood to clear . out and shanties to build.
They were sturdy young "fellows, of that
indomitable sort raised.up in 'America to
do such work in face of everything.    "���'.-������
llollandwas a bridegroom of only three
nionths' duration, anil his wife was expected to be the cook for the camp,when the
snows came and work .of logging actually
begun. He was a tall, yOiiiig fellow, with
a broad, llat,7 but powerful, chest, veiy
erect aud active.'
.:.���'; iMiller, his compamion, Avas a shortiiiaii,
inclined to be;-fut \yheii food and sleep were
plenty.   He  wiis forever, grumbling, and
yet was a great joker,   lleassumedygreat
airs at times, and  told how well he lived
atlioine.   This he did when it wouldein-
barrass the cook,'; He was, in fact; a'coiiie-
"dian.';."7;.;.--/Y:4- ;'���-: ���:���.:��� ���'    .Y'.YK,-'y;     ������,���.'';..
���   The work was hard, .the��� fare monoton-
'oii s,. and h is patience real ly.. gave; put,dur-;
iug asevere sickness which came upon him
during October..   lie" came  to  be. about
"againybitfchc gruinbledf;about : Holliind's;
cooking hiove and more, o ;���. '������'. '���"��������� '4Y; "���';":
'".''Idoii'bwaiifcto,.say anything against
your cookinj, Hank."���-It's good, what there
is of it,-buti'd like to have the boys; turn
up with Mrs.;Holland and someigi-ub.1'
"You don't wantto see her any worse
than I.do, old n'niri.", ,. r>\    Y ��� ...
,   ''Ol: course hot."   "'������>���.: :-���":.��� '���" ''���'."<���. "'-
"You1 ought to stand it if'Ican,!' Holiand
coiieluded.' .-;���        :���'....*:' /'.��� ������������ ,/;
.'-".JMillei" turned .his sliip-iaek oveij twice
before he cut iteand bega.n eatiiig.;;,
."Seems to'nic these things get lcather-
cr'n' "leatlicrer every day. I may be "'mistaken." .;';       Y f   "' 'Yt.YY
He worked his jaw. meditatively on the:
problem';17.   .,   "   *'". ���:7;  ":'i;'.c .'"���"',"������
','AU'in y'r eye; theViVe'right up to liigli-
water niark; You're, a- little olf .y'i';feed,
;I guess���Tjiimpisrs down or something." . ;;;
",' In secret Holland was a little,bit'wprrieil
���'���about liis partner.'���'���lie changed the subject: ,"I heard a rifle to-day, Jack! Oil: to
���the north."   ;:  --'��� ',-::'-���.;������ ���y-.-rz-<.'Y '   - --= "
"Doc.���Ailaiiis, I guess."- ',     Y
Bcoiias tlia��   Jt's'some.other iiarty.?'.  ,
:.-__\lil.ler: took; lit tie. interest" in' this, but
worked away stubbornlx-.on liis"slap*-,iacks.
Siuldenlyhisjaws; still'enedj and his eyes
uisteiuleikv: .���;..��� " :��- .-
;,"Hank,;iook there!" ; ���.,. fY Y' ;"'7 -~-. "'���'.���
Holland 'turned to the "window, and ..saw,
the huge furry lie;ul7alert ears and -point-,
ed hiuzzle ot abeiiK'wistfully looking in.
-_;\"The l'iile,'" lie whispered. ,;_-^ ,;,:,; Jff
i-v_Nlillei'_ raised ''"his-- hand .to." feel for the
rifle on the vval.l behind.hjni,:biib,the.?bear
ivaii'isli.ed. so .silently- and;, swiftly it was
hard to think-there had been;a bear--there,
at all.'', YZ'YYYYy Yy,;��y ���',',���';,' Y'.YY. ,;'
.'������:.'. As- jMiller;ukitped for the ride Holland
flung'tlie door open, and a broad path of
light streamed "out toward the; forest, 'and
iiv thoyin!dst -of .it was a huge rounded
shadow,.shambling swiftly away., -.:���������������" ,:
z "Quick!. .There he goes, lire!'1 - ; Y���';
" "Sliller pulled up and tired.at the "vanish'
ing sliadow. And, like, the echo of the;
shot, came'aiiothei-,repi��i-t from the edge of
the clearing iind a cry from a lirnii beyond
the circle of light.    "       ��� <""- -   ,
'���'���;.":'-Y gorry, we've got.'iin. Bring sy Ian-
tern.".-7''.'":" :';':,'J "V. ..'.������ ;/'./���..-;. ���'
��� Miller dashed in* for tlie -laiitern while
Holland waited for.the voice to embody
.itself.*'���>���*.. ������' f-Y"' ->: 'YY. .;'j.'".' ;":* '?'..-���
: "I wish I had ol', .'Zip here,', we'd have
"that 'feller shore's *aigs,"'��, continued the
��� voice, now gettiiig lieaiHhe.libfise^"."**��� *"-.._ V��
. .As the.ligh.tfi'oni the'; shanty ;: shone, on
him the "stranger appeared a middle-aged
man^ very-"tall,* with a. ragged : lieiird.
He hiid.a long andNvi-il-kepW rifle in !|i:
.'.litv'nds. ., ;:."' . ;7: ��.";" ���/ V -*' '���' ,', . r7-"'
���;*7..-'.Pid yoirfi re7; too?'!, asked Holland. *.:
'���,. "I'd.d'n'-t.dast t'fire wlien he_was.look.iii
in thewinder an'* when lie; got ^do>v=; ]
couldn'tsee 'im till .ypu, .opened the door
But we got'im.   ���"���,.-; -.;,.'���'.; -:Y yY-  ,J
:'v:>tiller'. appeared with, the laiitern and
tliey. all. .went- out. to" t he- spot'". where the'
bear was, lust seen, -but -he. was gone
There/was blpod.pn, the7 ground, .but not
enoiiglrto trail him,by. '.. V   ,
-, ^He's'hit, but he's safe eupugh.; 1�� I hac
ij.ip. v.-e'd-tree liiih.in fifteen.'ni.iiiutesvbut;
we": might just as well, givebiin.up���with-
���i'-fe :�� dug," said the _.61<l liiaii" after a
pa;use.c 'ih "f. ''-'���".  ' '   '���' "������;,
Y-.Yl ::'i;ight,'" said Hollaiid. "\Ve'wa|
just eatiiig .supper. Come in,an": take a
snack.*'-7       = .  ���������-. -.....���.. -���;',���.   :.
:   ".Don't ; care   if   I   do,"   Initgiied   the
I-hunter....   , ." y .     '-- j _;���"..
'���1 didn't know y' was here till t"day,";
he said as he sat down atthe tabic. - "Jest
made a camp ni'self uup here :' a couple o*
niiles and suwh y'r smoke t'day: t,hj-,night
I'd conn- (hnvii and,iliake y' .a lli-igbWrly
call."' lie"lauglii'd.ag.'iiri until..' his mouth
gaped wide and his little twinkling eyes
disapjieiirvd. Y"Y . ���... ;. ;"' '[.. -:;.-
,- "Glad you did.; Jack, slap ill ���a'cuilfilft
o" il;ib>* o* that jiancake iiiortai;--this fellow stems to appreciate my edokin'."-" -.'.'..
'"Bytiie way,"" putiii -aiiier,:aslie,scta
couple of huge cakes siz/.litig, "what's
your iiiinic'whcu you're at home? Mine is
���_\liller.'':;,:'��:    .������;><'..
"iMine'sToniAYelsh, otherwise Mosinee '
Tom.'*;���;.;;���..-������ :YY":Y/ ;.;.' ..:.". :'-;'7'v;.."!
:���. .������'���'I'.vc heard of you,'j said Holland.        ]���
''As,1'was sayin', thinks I'll jest drop iii
on 'em. So I built a fire im' I says to Zip:
'Xow Zip, ol' boy, you better hug that fire
purfcy close 'rtlic wolves '11 pinch y' '���an'
"Glad y' did," said Miller. "I'm feeling
kindo' loiiesonie these days."
"Lonesome!" .��� the old fellow laughed.
"Wy young "man I tramp from here to
Lako Superior..-.::'_.neversee a hiiinaii bein'
from7one.mouth's,?eud to. another, and I
don't know what lonesome means. O, of
course, when it's handy I like, to drop in
this way an' liaye a little confab���-but that
ain't gittin',lonesome." .:%'y'-.  y ������'������'.
; "O. it ain't,���'���.eh?V said Miller, ironically.
""Weil Hint's the; way,, i: feel :\yheii I get
lonesome. I low's tliafcvf'r a liiouthf \i\?'Y
lie said, as lie slid -a hugexake into the
stranger's plate.
;." 'Bout my size,"'cackled the old fellow,
and he cut it into quarters.and rolled it.up
like a quilt. Inflict lie kept;Miller turning cakes till he cried ..out: "Hook .here, yoii'
must be holler clean to your boot heels." ���"���'.
"���'������ Supper being over, they drew round the
fire, and .lighted., their pipes, and the, old
hunter told stories of the woods.
���lie knew the woods as  tlie Indians  do.
He could map the'whole land in the ashes
ofthe hearth and he 'generalized shrewdly
about the wildlife. .. .'-:..,���;:-������:':���_ :'.'
7  "Agood" many  yarns about   bears an'
wolves an'   painters ,aii'   links, (pantliers,
i.iiiid lynxes)  is  alb bosh.7 Bears an', links
are mostly-jest as glad   t'   git   out o' your
way as you lire to git out their wn.y..;," Tliey
don't turn on a  liian"7 unless; their -'young
"mis are with 'eni,   or  yoii '"cpi'ncr'.'oiii, or
;when tlieyJi'6 uiighty.liiingiy. 7 Most,; any
critter,'11. fightin a trap, but in a free space
it's liacherlf'r'eint' run   off .tlie :iiiiiiute
: they see a man. .Same way with   painters
in '��� dayliglit,'  ovviiight::eitlier.r= They j list
,puck-aichee wlieii tbey seeyeh." ;'"?;'..  ; ;;>;
'",-;'_;: "Everrli'iid a tussle; witli .'eni?" *;
"O yes, but I've never _had..*em turn on
me except whenl  began the: f uss.cThen
;thcy'll fight f'r dear; life jest like a ;nianu|
.;will;V,;-7':..:;:;;-.;,,���..���'���'.������;;.'"������'���:.���;.���. ��� ';;..'���;��� *: :.y:yY'sY:
Y "How about wolves?" nskedMiller, withi
: a significant look 'at  Hpllaiid,:. who had
wolf stories,to spare.���'���".:-.? -.,,-.������-,,-.'
; The old mauls  face  grew dim and; lie
drew several whiffs from -his- pipe Jiefore
;hc answered:       Yy:":'Y"; ~'Yr ���Yf'Y,..::.:: '������=..- /
("Wolves are different; they're^'icioiisfno
two ways about that.   They mean light���"
"Especially when a lot of 'em; git.to-
;.gether."...;'7:"-':':.-.?.' .;,'':;,'.f*'".    ������;��� ���P'"-".7'1. :y',Y.
"The old niiliiwent on:      .:;...���     ...'"������'.'��� :
Y :""\Volve's ain't ''cowardly,1: as, some, folks
say. They've, got sense and judgment.
.They know how to size up the otherfellow
so'sfciiot t' tiickloa crowd they can't whip."
They're"all-fired smart, wolves is. ..They
don't walk in to any tains, but. they'll eat
a feller.up quickerii lightiiiii' _ when. the
chaiice is good;7 They don't, walk dn'.to,';'n',
.traj) and they :don't  bluster���they 'mean:
^bi-.���, _;/_..."������,:,'.,. 'i''",'."'    ..:'..;.'���.;;-..���'._ :".,' .'���.���;
Y He sat withhis pipe;, in? his nipiith, his
hands5 over his1 knees and  his eyes fixed';
oil the fire.   Hi's voice began fo take on ,'a
'reminiscent tone.    ;''���-..;������'-.   z.'���������"     ��� '��� '���'
The sound of the wind in.flic,.pines; out-.'
side stirred, through ., thc -.silence with a
sombre note',.���and Holland stirred tip flic
fire in the vast fireplace fill it roared loiul-
cr .tliHitrtho wind. -. YY-������"������ ,
Y The*huntfifresi.inied.aftei-knocking the
oil, blent with the rising snarl of tlie winds
in the pines tli'ey could hear the clamor of
wolves hurrying after some flying deer.
:Thc old man grasped liis rifle.
"I'll get back to my dog."
"Hadn't one of us better go out with
��� "No, I'm all right;   I'm worrvin'  'bout
Holland went with him to the clearing
and said:
"Come and see ns; our door is always
open.   Good-by.   Good luck." .
"Good luck," replied the old man, as
he blended into the dense shadow of the
Holland turned his face upward to the
gniy skies and felt, fine flakes of snow beginning to sift down through tlie massive
tops of the trees. AVolves were astir in
the deeps of the wood, and a wildcat across
the river was growling as he scrambled up
or down the cliff.
He shuddered and looked back as he entered the warm-lighted shanty.
"I'don't want his quarters to-night."
"By jingo, 1 should say not," said Miller.
Holland awoke iu tho midst of a dream
of a man sinking in the snow, and crying
help!   For a few  moments ho could uot
as lies put.onTr_FpTpe aiitrputtin:pil^iwa"y.T
:   "I've been chnw.ed.by bears,: and clawed
by'wildcats and" catamounts;   I've .had .si",
buck d ee r, frau i pi ii'.; 11 i e'-'i 11 to, the. groi i n d;
but "I-iiever had a*.wolf's tooth into nm yet.
\Y'lien{f,do, I'm   gone.   They- don't7'.make
lip'" mistakes.-   "When:- they take  holdUt's
lifter ..firkin' all the chances aiid calc'lalin'
t'  win.   Now a bear ,'1Lgi.t>'blind ^crazy
with'a bullet, an' go in wheruJie is sure to
getiised, up;;"sp'ira painter   'r   a .'wildcat:
but "your; '.wolf, he .knpwsj better: he "don't
go into no sufili, busiiicss;\.he '-jests   limps
oil*, in the woods aiid "swears vengeance".".; '���
77"i I ollandlfcro related a ;story~of ;a 7siege
by wblves through -which he.   had .been:-
Bong 'l'oni listened with "an-.occasioiial cor-
;rbboratlve noib,  .'.. ,�� ��� ���'���"'       ':    ;. -: f ;
... "That's jest iti'.they're' sharks.���- Seems
if tiieycan siiiell a sick or" woimded  man'
ten -miles. ,1 used to live down iiij'orthuid
when I was a, boy,-an' I kii'owAvliat, ii shark
is.  .A shark is a. wolf in the water,-A wolf
is a sliark iii I lie wooils."     "Y '���     Y -''}
A curioiis look, c'aiiie on. his   face^aiid;:
aftera silence lie Said:' '..   _ .-. ��
J "Ifihey ever'set topyi in . old Tom, he'll
know his time lia^cpniero*go.''j...i:^'* '    '-:
"I^slrouhrthiiik you'd keep' qui}"of, their ,
;..way if you're"afraid of������thi-'nij-'J. said .'II6l-\.
land,-cautiously;.-    .������' ... T*,., ,:=.    -;,,..- -" -.;-������ '.
' , Thcoldiiniu striiiii'hteued _up.7 His-face
darkened with linger.;    '���;' - *���.":.',-'-.?'���.:.���      '"--���.:
��� ^'"Say, d' y'liiean that?'*7;,-,,   ;7':C    -:-..,;
Ilolland saw-his iniKfake.; �� ,";.���.':-,-. ; -..
7 "S6t��down,: Set down! T. ilidh't mean.
anything. Still ypu speak as if you.kiiidf.
b'tdreadedihem;" lie added, ..'���.. ~'.....-., :������"";'.; n ��
"'/'Wall, I. do," the��� hunter confessed.
"But J... aiu!taaffed of 'em. 1 know=iii.
Know'1 jest how to tiike 'em.*  I-iiiiild a iire
��� in. front of niy litth.rslied, pnt a rftle liiiiidy'
and'Zip at" my feet, and   sleep sound's :'a
baby.i li a,ci-ad le.   1 f *; the fi re gits low Zip:
growlsand wakes* me up and I thrpwon
.more wood.-.' ������.",;���".    ,-,"-"   %..:::  :",   "',
; "But'sohie way I feel as if theyil-gitlne
yit.- I'll make a mistake- spiiie'dayaiid
then they'll pile"on top of me:aii\that*ll be
the endvof ine. A pile of . bones gnawed
white.-J est such a pile ;js I've come.across'
tell where his dream left off and his waking began. All was dark in the room save
the uneasy flicker of the dying firelight on
tlie Walls of the cabin. The wind was
slrnnger without, steady and cold.
He sat up in bed to convince himself
that he was in his cabin, and felt forMiller
to reassure himself that, he was not alone,
lie was about, falling off asleep agaiii when
faint and far olT, mingled with the sound
of the storm outside, came the clamor of
distant wolves and a long drawn cry :
"Help, he-c���1-p!"'
He sprang tn his feet and stood irresolute in the middle of the floor, not sure of
liis senses yet. He leaned to listen. It-
came louder. The clamorof yelping wolves
drew nearer, and now unmistakably the
wild cry of a man.
"Help! help! For God's sake open the
Holland flung up the bar. Tlie noise of
beating feet was heard. He swung the
door open, and with the speed of a desperate deer Long Tom shot across tint clearing o
into the cabin, falling in a heap on the
ilnor, while not* a rod behind, their red
tongues lapping, their eyes shining with
greenish phosphorescent, terrifying glare,
came a dozen wolves, tearing along in
pursuit, and so savage and determined
their hunger, if Hoi laud had not swung tlie
door in their facs-i. they would have plunged through the open door upon the exhausted hunter.
The old man rose from the floor insane
with wrath.
"Give ine your rifle," he snorted, when
lie could get bis breath. ��� "Lot me get t\
chance at them."
He had stayed away too long. The fire
had burned down, and the waiting wolves
hiid sprung upon the faithful dog. They
were gnawing his bones when the hunter
arrived. At ibe sound of his rifie they
scattered, but almost instantly turned upon
him and he fled. He loaded and fired once
more, and then hacked away, holding them
at bay with liis clubbed rifle. In this" way
he backed all the way down the river
-bank-.���facing���the-rsniirl ing���puck-���As���ho-1���
nenred the cabin-he flung away his rille
and ran���only his marvelous speed saving -
hiin. ���
-   lie wept like a child, anil  swore   in his .
weeping as he thought of his   faithful dog .
cowering there in tho centre 'of that circlo
of hungry eyes. *    .
���'To think I'd play liim'  such a  trick at
last,*' he groaned, and swore, covering.lii��   '
face with his hands.    "An' he  trusting in-
me���sayin' to theni hell-hound*: 'Old '1'oin
'11 be back soon an' you'll git out o' here!'
An' all the time me sittiu' heresinokiu' an'
liavin' ;i good time���my  God,  it's, awful!
IN uncivilized to treat an   old   friend the  ���
way I treated that  dog.    Why,   that   dog
has been with me luore'n six   years!   He's
bee it my only company, an'a belter hunter
��� 1 can get along   without that dog.    My
God, it's awful���awful---'
He would not go toslei'p. but sat around
over the lire until morning.    He ate break-   -
fast in lhe same gloomy siletice,  nml Iheii
he rose. 0~
..   "Wal-1'11 begoin'.*'      ��� -     -
"Uetler bring y'r things down .and stay
wit li us." ���
"Xo, I guess not. If I find my rifie I'll
be all right���if L ��n.y--'\
He wiis in a s-ifier mood now and he
couldn't speak-of his dog.
lloltand   -went   with   him   to   help him
find'liis rifle.   .This he did   without long .
search. .-
"Well, now, lomi; in any time. Our
hitch string is always out. Come back to
dinner, anyway.".
"Thankee���I guess I'll have tp go dpwn
to Ginny to git some ammynition."   v
"Well, good luck.-'
"Good luck," he answered: but his .face.,
Wiis sorrowful to sei1".
They never saw him again. They heard
nf him iu Ginny. He bought a new outfit
and struck off into tbe fore.-t alone.
mysi-lf many a time in tiie woods."' Spending his days alone in the j-omber shadows
\,f thef��i-i-.-.t, he had sroiyn superstitious; ^itJn^h^rKnglish, French  and other
iciaiis.     Of these thirty-six  approve
exercise, if  practiced  in   modi-ration,
M<-.Ileal Opinions.
Dr. Douglas Hogg.of I'aris, recently requested in tlie columns of the 1'nris Journal.of Medicine the opinions of medical
men as to .whether bicycling was healthy
or injurious to women.-He has received
forth-eight answers to his question from  .
ike the sailors.    Signs and omens filled up I
half his life,    lie   traveled   by  signs .and
built his little open shed  according to the
moon and stars.    The sound  of  the wind
was in the sad droop of his voice.
"They killed-my brother,'* lie said, finally: "an* thi-y'il git me." j
He i-o-e slowly. "*Wal, I gue^s I'll pull
"ll. don't be in a hurry.-'
"Ol Zip'll git uneasy."
"i'.etter stay all night."
"(>. no: couldn't think oi it 'tall.
Wolves would clean out my whole camp
before daylight. Hark-." lie lifted hi?
hand. "They're on ibe rampage now.
They always are  before a   storm.-*   Afar
three recommend it under certain conditions, while nine are totally opposed to
bicycling for wo-ncii.
A l,'ul<|U4> and Ancient Wfixlit.
The British Museum lias an ancient
weight, a uiiicuc object, in the shape of a
bit of green diorit*. about four inches
high, carved in Mesojiotamia in the year
lAl B. V. It has along inscription in Assyrian, which sets forth that il was made
in the time of Nebuchadnezzar II. and is
the exact copy .;:' the legal weight. It ii
somewhat conical, with a llat l>otto_u. IHE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1897.  WHEN SALLY SANG  FOR ME.  W-iun Sally sai'K her sohrs for mc, in days  when wo were youn);,  Tho sun and star;) about our path a lovelier  yliimour lliini;,  And I was wont to smiling Bay, whilo looking  in lior oyes,  Tho melody was trcnolo spilled from realms of  paradise.!  And so the hours wont gliding by, na streamlets to Ilu; sea,  When we wero younger than today, and Sally  sung for 1110.  I suu tlio plain old  parlor now, wherein some  iifternoon  Sho  wiirblud "Maggie," with  wot  turned to "Ijonny Doon,"  Ami   '-Molly  Darling"  had   its  charms  ratliur .seemed ilivinu  Tho while I lunirori to havo hor put- her "littlo  li 1111 tl in miiio."  Ah, woll!   Old ago should ccuso to dream, but  I would liko to soo  tnca  onco  more, as in our youth, when  Sully sang for me.  ���������Nashville American.  eyes, thon  nnd  Hor  A ST1UNGE WOOING.  eicil that to his account lay thc fever antl  delirium which had come upon.iuc and  hail mo. taken care of. It was two weeks  j since the day last in my memory. I rend  tliat in the paper. Thoro, also, I read  this I'.ai'iijrraph:  "The body found in   the woods at    bus boon identified by the garments and  some personal peculiarities us that of Casper ADhwold, a wealthy citizen, who has  been missing many days. His funeral  takes place tills morning."  I dropped the paper in amazement. My  own mime���������the record of my death I Then  1 bursi. into a bitter laugh. 1 understood  ft. The beggar whom i had clothed had  died upon the road, lie it was who was  that day to be buried under my 11111111".  At. lirst it seemed merely a cruel joke.  Then the memory of my will mid the letter written t.o Kate Norman flashed upon  inc. I must reach home and prove myself  ii living mau before it was too late.  Weak as 1 win-., I aiwo and dressed my-  FPlf, and, giving my address to the landlord, left the hotel for the depot, but I  reached it only in time to find the train  jeiiiio. Another hour or so 111 list puss.  They were ages to inc. She should not  read tlinc letter while 1 lived.  Ac last I was off���������fairly on my way.    In  the dark of. the. evening I alighted at  the  j depot and hurried homeward.  :      There  I  should .Iind  my servants, and.  ! probably, the  lawyer, who  would lind it  liis  duty to  secure everything for  the future heiress.  Tliey would not, I hoped, read the will  so soon. Yet it was customary. If this  had been done, how should 1 act, how  speak? Only a litiln space Iny between 1he  depot and my home. The railroad encroachments had been my mother's greatest troubles in thc last years of her life.  Now this fact enabled me, ill as I was, to  feach thc house without delay. It was  dark, and l met no one.  In a moment 1 knew why. " They had  .assembled in the parlor to hear my will  j read���������for, through the Venetian shutter..  j long b;irs of light fell across the poroh,  j and looking in, unseen myself, I saw Kate  I Norman, with a letter in her hand, glide  I through the opposite door. Thc will had  I been road, lie fore I could interpose she  j would have read the letter also.  ��������� What should I do���������return as 1 had  j come, change my name, dwell where no  j one knew me? It seemed that this were  ] better than to return to the gaping town-  j folks'nine days'wonder. Worst of all'to  j meet IC-ite!  i      I   turned from the window and hurried  away, but I \v.is still very, very weak and  soon my strength  gave way. 'Itwas just  as  1  reached   the  churchyard.     Thc road  was  bare, with   no resting place upon it  but  within the gates the soft grass tempted me, and tho willow branches seemed to  nod a welcome.  i      1  cast myself "down   in tho long gra^s.  I Tho crickets chirped Jill about me.   A bird  j somewhere gave a shriek now and then.  '      I  felt  my blood  on  lire.    1  could   not  ! stop thinking.    1 could not  give tired na-  | tare her way.    I was weary and worn beyond all description.  I heard the chur-.di clock sirike <). It  startled .me to think an hofir had flown  when the same clock struck 10. I lifted  up my head to listen and saw a figure  gliding np the path���������a woman's figure.  It camo straight on and cast itself ou  the grave -by which I sat���������the grave beneath which the beggar lay whom they  had taken for myself���������cast itself upon it,  sobbing wildly.  Tlio shadows hid me. I .gazed unseen  upon tbe mourner. "Who was it? Some  one who hail mistaken the spot, no doubt.  She lifted up her head. In the moonlight  I saw iicr face. It was Kale, -h'ad pity  brought her there? Could pity make a  woman weep so? I drew nearer. She  spoke.    It was my niunc she uttered.  "Oh, Casj.c-r," she cried, "shall 1'novel  hoar your dear voice? Can I' never tell  vou how I loved you? Oh, Casper, Casper!"  Silence..with tho cricket's chirp amid it,  and the bird's scream.    Dawn broke upon  1 my soul.    Then  I stood beside her, hold-  I ing her close and fast.  "Do not fear, do not tremble," I cried.  "It is a living Casper who comes to you  and no ghost. Oh, Kate. Kate, you gave  tender- words to the clay you thought  mine! Will vou' bless mo witli tliem living"  She hid her faco in my bosom and would  I am Casper Ath-.vold. I was born beautiful, but one day a nurse dropped me from  ber arms down the whole length of thc  oak staircase. There is no need to say  more. Yet I was a. happy child. As I  grew up I built such castlas in the air as  other youths build, and in my castle I began to see Kate Norman's figure, Katie's  dark eyed, crimson cheeked face smiling  on me from visionary firesides there and  hear her voice singing lullabies in thc far-  off future. Wc mot often. She was always kind and friendly. I had fancied  something more.  One day I went in the heat of the afternoon to a shady spot by the river side, my  own ground. I lay upon tlie grass, reading a book, when behind the glossy leaves  of the plants which tho little ones called  "bread and butter hushes" 1 heard th<-"  sparrowlike twitter of girls' voices.  "She'll have him," said one.  "Fancy such a bridegroom," said tin:  other.    "All his money couldn't', buy me."  "lio don't want you, but Kate," said  the first.  "Ono must bo at one's last prayer to  want such nn admirer. No ono could like  Casper Athwold."  "Of course not," said tho first. "But  then he's rich and Kate poor enough."  "You aro right. No woman could love  him.    Hut money will marry anybody."  Thero wns a.rustle, a sound of feet on  the grass. Thc chirping voices died away  in the distance.  Just for ten minutes I hated the world,  hated lhe jolly, broad shouldered farmer  tramping alone the bridle path, hated the  red faced boatman on the river, haled tha  yellow haired child in the bottom of the  boat at his feet, hated all who lived and  breathed and walked erect' under the  sky. Then my heart softened, and I wept.  1 had loved Kate, aud I loved her still.  The girls' chatter had awakened me to  thc truth. Just as 1 lived now, alone in  the old homestead among the marbles,  so I must live unless I bought a wife with  my gold���������a wife who coiild not love me.  Such had been my brief wooing time.    I  .went  no more to tho cottage in  the lane.  1 met Kate no msrc "by chance" in quiet  places.    I did no more of those foolish  things.  I shut myself np in the old house among  my books and shun 11 ed the sight ol! faces  and the sound of voices. It was tho best  thing that a man whom no one could leve  could do.  So tho months wore away. Sometimes  I hud met her, but I always looked another way, and our pleasant greetings had  come to an end. 1 had seen a hurt flush  on her face and taken no hoed of it. I had  even beon discourteous���������but" I loved her  just as 1 had loved her all along.  One day 1 went- to the old lawyer who  had had charge of our estate for 40 years  and bade him draw me up aVill in which  1 loft all that 1 possessed to'Kate Norman,  with a letter which only her hands were to  unseal, only her eyes to read, after I had  gone.  This was the letter:  Kato Norman:  You  nevor cared for me.   Yon could not.  Once  I  hoard a woman  say no woman could,  but I lovod you. Hail 1 tiiorishnd one faint ray  of  hope  I would -have  striven   to  win   your ,  heart, but I learned in time.what folly it was j not look up���������would only cling to me with  ���������and-ia���������plty-for-inysalf-liold-oloof -from-'you:~hor sottr-whito'hiinds'iind'sol)^ =    '  As it is, it gives mo sonic pleasure to thiol:  that you will dwell under this roof. When ;  you read this, you .will pit.v, not deride, the ;  lovo of- Oasi>i:ii Amiwoi.o.     j  This note lay unsealed and directed, "To '���������  be given to Kate Norman after my death," '  nnd tho will was also  signed and sealed,  and I walked home.  At my door thc, elm shadows lay thick, j  and in thorn stood a bent, crooked iigure, -  clothed in rags, a beggar, who began his ;  dolorous whine as I came up:  "A little help; just a little. I'ni not a  strong man, sir. I can't work like the  same. Yer isii't'strong verse!:". Ye'll be  knowin what that is. A wakelyould cray-  ter that would be thankful for onyiliiiig���������  a penny or an ould coat, or a sup or a bite;  yes, sir.;,'  I tossed him a coin.  -"Go," I mild.    "Don't loiler here."  The man looked at me curiously, as  though he had expected more'pity from  me. Tho coin had fallen at his feet, lie  stooped and picked it up.  "Yes, it'll buy a bile,"he said.    "Good  luck to ve.    It's not always I ale beforo   1,  " slope."'  I turned and. looked at the beggar. IIl-  was miserable also.  .. ���������     -  "Come in." I said. "I'll give yov. 90mE  clothes.    You need them sadly."  "It's nothing but. needing with mo,-sir,'*''  said he.    "The likes of-me can't work."  ���������   "You have had an accident?."  "My father threw me out of a window  for a joke when be was not sober."  I took from my wardrobe garments 1  iliad worn aud bade him put them on. Afterward I gave him food. I called no serv- ;  ant in. No one saw him come or go save  myself. He departed, blessing me. I  watched him out of sight. .,- Then I burst  out'in a laugh.,  "He  hail _��������� lust go and offer his hand to  Kate  Norman."- I opald.    V'i'hey   would  make "a  well  matched couple.    Docs  he '  look' like mo in my  clothes;'-I wonder?  They fit liim well." *    .  Then I remembered going out of tbe  <3oor and down toward the water's edge!  A boat lay there with the oars in it." I  stepped in and rowed up the river. The  ��������� twilight faded; night came on���������a dark,  moonless night. I had dropped the oars  und was drifting seaward, lying at the bottom of the boat. I knew that I was in  danger, but the knowledge did not affect  me. - "  Suddenly a glare of red. light flashed  over iny face, I heard a heavy throb of 1.1a  .cliinery, then a shrieking whistle.and .'.  steamer was hard upon my little Ixiat.  After that I knew nothing until I came  to invself in a strange room, in' a strange  hotel at Albany. The captain of tht_  .-earner whica bad run my b<j[at down faa-  *      ���������      ���������  If your  After SHOES  WE INVITE YOU TO CALL  Wc can give you any .style rind all tiie comfort. 3-011 want, with light  soles or heavy solos, unci just lilted for this Nelson weather.  PRICES    TO    SUIT   PURCHASER  57^ The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Slrcct.  ��������� UJWr* T^.T-T-^J  THE WHITELAW TRADING CO..  Wholesale Dc-ileis in  Creamery   and   Dairy Butter,  Eggs,  Flour  Oatmeal, Lard, Potatoes, Etc-  Brandon, Man., and v.L^L-v. Nelson, B.C.  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GlJARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.   ���������-=***  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  And then; wo stood alone together amid  the <;-".ives, I content to stand there, lie."  blind in mine, her "cheek upon niy bosom,  until the blessed evening time lengthened  itself into eternity.  iiut at last sho.tolil me (..his, that of all  men I was to her tlie best, and when J,  wondei'ingly, asked her how I might dare  dream lhat this could be, she made only  the woman's answer, "Because 1 love  yon."  In the moonlight*, on that happy night,  we went.forth Irom the old graveyard into  the world ol life, hand in. hand, as we  have gone together ever since.���������London  Sun.'  A Chllil nml the Letters.  An ingenious person named Kronli,  whose patience is evidently more "highly  developed than his sense of humor, has  been niiiking some experiments that are  supposed to be very important to seiviilHlc  ��������� teachers. He has found that it takes a  young child .Jlii-lOOO of a second to recog-  ni/e the letter c'loS-KlOO of a second jj.ii  recognize the letter a and 389-1000 of a see;  ond lo recognize the letter t, while the  word e-a-t as a "whole is recognized iirU'K'-  1000 of a second. Therefore, he says, primary teaching should be done by words and  not by h'tti'i-;, v.nil the -letters should be  1-12 of an im-.li high and printed in a line  ; not more than I inches long. "We don't  ' know exactly bow he has discovered all  these things, but that does not .matter, fo:r  he is evidently a vory profound person.  We have done some figuring ourselves on  tho basis of his researches, and we lind  that, following out his method and adopting his kind of reading book, a child of 5  years,'in an average daily lesson, would  each day save 'J7S9-10000 of a minute out  of its valuable time.- Think of tbatl���������  Bookman.  >T<������ Comparison,  Paterfamilias (walking the floor with  son and heir)���������Babies, tlwy say,- are such  [ helpless things.    But what do  they think  ;.of nn.'?    Talk about helplessness'���������Boston  j Transcript.    ^  i : ". "  1 Just tlie Place For Theni.  ;     Advance Agent���������I sec that  there Is an  : egg famine in North Dakota.  I     Manager���������Cancel all  dates and liook iir-  ' for every town  in  that section.���������Detroit  Free Press.  -A. Solemn Truth.  "O Lord, how you make my flesh  : creep!"* exclaimed the serpent as soon ns  . the curse had been put on him aft'-r rhe  . little trouble in the garden.���������Iiidinnapolia  , Journal.    ,  M. pes Prisag & Co,  Grocery andJProvision  3yLEHGK-iL__tNTTS  CEOCKERT   -A._Sr:r_.   G-r_!A_SS"V7*-A_R_Fl_  A. Large Stock  of Sashes and Doors for Sale Cheap.  IlNTZEIILSO-TSr  .cu  -       IB- C.  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  .   .Biscuit Manufacturers.  WEITE    IFO-R   PRICE   XjIST.  VICTORIA -        JLCL (2,2)  ASSAXI-HG-  Silver, 8 .JiO   Silver nud gold, 81.nO   Silver, lead, gold ami "copper, S'2.(  Gold.... 1.00   C-ipper, I.CO   Silver, lend unci"gold. ' _..  1 am prepared   to  make  accurate and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  following rates:  S2.00  50  Ores maj- be sent by.mail or express and ail changes .must be prepaid in  full.    Tlie charges for lhe assaying- must also accompany the sample..  Money furnished to prospectors to develop lheir claims for an interest in  same. Claims bought and sold. Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited lo correspond with me. - 60S  WALTER J. BROWN       - .    -      -     nelson, b. c.  i.U  '<__=-__5r WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-5^  CO. LTD  DBffiMHS  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Df-ugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  600 GRANVILLE  STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  HUE or groiot. Conpi lo tale ore.  WILL HANDLE-on--of-lectiic toirHuse Car Railways  WILL BUILD WaterworKs or lit Bonds ot giu.  Manhattan Investors* Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway,  New York City.  379  m -Xon&on 1MI  ^    ^Development ano  .llMning Companv  LIMITED   LIABILITY *^ * ���������*���������*���������  A Company formed to acquire, develop and-work thc "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 thc 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. Whcaler,  Barristcr-at-law,   Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OITICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  Thc Prospectus can be seen at the office of \V. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the oflice of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. *       435  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call oil or write \V. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 -170 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF    -  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,  . SERGES,   WORSTEDS,-.. Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. tn  NELSON,  B.C.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Mereliaiits  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B.C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New". Denver and Slocan City.  "We are prepared to supply consumers with  . ..all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices. -  i'           ���������  .  =.             ���������*..,'  [Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    .*>'<>  ICE CREAM!   RCE CREAM!   AT TIIK- ' - ,  VIENNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For the Verv Bust _\feal at tlu> jMoi.1. Hosonahli' Trice ours is the place. Every  'description of Lunclics put up to order. We arc; now, prepared to.furnish a.l  kinds-of Fancy Cakes. Vienna Tarts, Lady Fingers. Muccaroons, etc. Wedding Cakes a Specialty. . ���������      .  iFiisriesT  :b:r:eia-:e)  i������^r town  delivered to any part of the town.    Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  " o:$i R. HURRY, Proprietor.  Thos. Dunn ������$ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS', M\mm- AND MILL SUPPLIES.  nut a.m. sui:i:t iko.v,       ..ii\i;i:s' ticks,       i;..k ami sheet steel,  MI.VEIt-S' SHOVELS, -VIKE KOl'ES, ..l.l.MLLA  KOI'ES.  DT.V-.-IIT_-   l-TSE AXD CAPS.  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J*  0 20  0 IU  0 l3-_  0 OH  0 12  0 20  0 20  ll 0.i  0(N|  II 11!  II 8  0 15  0 10  U Hi  I) 20  0 7  0 7  0 Ij  0 fi.i  II 0,i  0 21)  0 12  12.'.  0 00  0 50  I) 55  0 5  0 10  8 25  0 III  0 12  0 IS.'.  - 2S  0 Oj',  0 OS  ' 0 10  0 2J  I) 20  0 US  0 15  0 7  0 12  0 OS  0 10  0 '21-  ��������� O.-lii  0 10  0 15  0 (I!)  0 11)  0 10  0 00  0 20  0 21 ,  0 IS).  0 07  0 11.  0  74  0 OliJ  0  10  0 OS  0 -0  0 O.i  0 :iSJ  _0~)1_  1 i;o  2 00  0 2(1  0 2.i  0 10  Headwind IM���������Marcus li Phipps to ltav  niond I.  I'linnclt.  Alpine Group���������.Vlcxander Dick anil Archibald II Mcil-cnzie to J S C Fraser.  -W]u.s-_ll JI Knox lo ('has S Kilts.  Kureka���������Duncan Jlcl'hcrson to Henry Collins, |.  May 27���������  Kalller-Ole IVlerson l.o UK Pitts. J.  lininswiek���������Martin Knight lo Mrs Kinlly  Adams, J.  Miliou���������.M .1 O'Krion to Robert McPherson, J,  850.  Argo Fraction and Holt���������John A Whittier, et  al, lo the Argo Mines of .Sandon.  SI. I.ovanoe���������Wm Stubbs to A E Hillman. }  White- Swan���������L Gallagher lo Jas Wabur-  ton, .',.  Same-Same to Alexander Long, i.  Same���������J Waburlou to Aaron's Itod M & D  Co. .',.  Hover���������I. Casy lo W L O'Connell.  Florence���������K Mcl'hadden to U McICinnon. J.  Pickup���������H A Hoover io A E Price, i, Slo>.  Pamc-Klla Hrown to J T Sullivan. .V $150.  Same���������A 1<; Price to J T Sullivan, i, $15(1.  May 28-  Ked Fox -j, Central ii���������ltoberl Cooperand John  Halpin to A W Wright.  Caledonia, I-i'ly 11. Jennie and Producer���������U  A Van Dorn. el al. to 1 A Yerex. ������10,000.  Chapleau Fraction���������1 hos Malone to Chas II  Stubbs, ������15.  Klitc���������Dan 1*) MoDomUd to Goo II Suckling.  Black  Diamond���������1)  lv McDonald to Geo H  Suckling.  May 21-  . Auditoriuni���������Chas J Sarin to ChaslI Thompson.  Toronto���������Fnink At O'Brien to sune.  Minneapolis���������1) Al Bongard to same.  St Paul No I���������Frank Haley tosaine.  May 31-  Cube Lode���������Geo W C plcn to A D Coplen, i,  ������5.  Lost Uear���������Herman Cleaver lo Geo C Wharton, .).  Hi;; Daisy���������Hurt Pearson and A.be Leggelt !o  A N Angrignon, ||.  Cedar���������John (1 Todd lo same. J, $25.  Minnehaha and Evening���������Chits Dougherty  to P Hums, i, $100.  .Jennie���������Hugh Mann ami Chas Dougherty to  same.        '-   _  Hidden Treasure���������Alex Waddcll to Michael  Kirl.n.  Same���������Michael Ivirlin to Geo Alexander.  Sandow and Lone Star���������Nathan S Tucker to  Phillin J Uickey.  Evans A���������Joseph Fortin to Louis Lamon', V,  .30.  THE WASHINGTON MINE.  Aunuul Election ������������r .Wlccrs iunl Sla.i'iiiciil  or Cuu.liliiiu or the l'rii|M:rl.r.  The Washington Miuing Company,  owning and operating tbe Washington  mine iu the Slocan distric", beld its  annual meeting in Spokane last Tuesday,  and elected tbe following officers and  board of trustees: President, J. L. Montgomery; vice president, A. E. Jefferson;  secretary, K. L. Clarke; and treasurer,  Jobu L Rttallack.  Tbe report ot President Montgomery  showing tbe wo; k of tbe year and plana  for tbe coming year was discussed.  Tbe report showed tbat "the development work duriu'g the wiuter disclosed a  streak of ore all along tbe banging wall  of tbe vein in tbe intermediate tunnel  for a distauce of nearly 70 feet back from  its preseut face. The crosscut /rom the  bottom of the winze iu No. 3 tunnel disclosed from two to three feet of mixed  quartz, galena and ziuc on the hanging  wall of the vein. We should have liked  to have prospected tbis further had not  the large rlo'v of water compelled  the discontinuance of tbe work before  the foot wall of tbe vein was reached,  All of the stopes show a greater or lesser  quuutity of concentrating ore, "ibe major  portion of them having continued to  show improvement as work progressed.  Nearly 60 tons of clean ore have been  taken out in tbe course of development  and shipped to tbe smelters, the average  assay of which was 120 ounces of silver  aud 72 per cent of lead."  Tbe report shows that the mill has  been working since May 7, aud tbat tbe  .present force of mine and mill is about  50 men. T. E. Jefferson was reelected  as one of the directors, but resigned with  the request tbat A. E. Jefferson be  elected iu his stead, which request was  granted.  - . i  I'tiyne a Itlg IHvltlt.ml Tuyt-r.  Tbe Payne wagon road has beeu completed and is now in shape for traffic.  Shipments have been resumed, two carloads having come forward on Saturday  last. It ia said that about 35 or <10 tons  per day will be forwarded, of which two-  tliirds will be sent to Pueblo. Colorado,  nnd thj balance will be taken by the  Puget Sound Reductiou works at Everett. A close approximation of values  and cnst of reduction have resulted in  an estimate that this quantity will net  the fortunate owners of the property not  less than 850,000 per month. This estimate is considered conservative by the  initiated.  tDiviilonils paid to  date-are as follows:  Lc  Hoi,   .?_2.i,000;   Wnr   Eaglo, ������187,000;   Cariboo,  Slocan   Slar,   ������350,000;  liimo, Cuin-  jaiil divi-  Uoi. S..2.-.000; Wnr Kagle, ������187,000; C  5110,000; Idaho ?2(),00i); Slocan Slar, $  Keco ������100,000: Humbler S2.5.000. Alamo  berland and Noble Five have also pai  Kaslo.  Jlay 28-  lvaslo���������l.alph Gillette to T L Jcnks and J T  Tipping, ',.  Sunset���������Sam Demoie to James Chisholm, k.  Mny:il-  Congri-ss ,., K 1) Haker 1���������W E Ellis to J O  O'Toole, $275, mortgage to secure.  Chicago���������Andrew Molier and A C llourcliier  io .1 11 MeArihur, 1-5, ������5.  .  Gold Hill���������.J Jl Jones to J B McArthur, trustee for Gold Hill Exploration Co. Ld.of'Toronto  ���������l-.i ���������������>.  Oold Joint���������T M Jones to same, *-5, $5.  Mclv Anderson���������G L Peel t.o same, 4-5, ?;i.  Oxford���������Chas Hardy to .1 P Itedding. ������.  Kootenay Star���������J P Podding to Henry Fuin-  nielen, J, i-.'IOO.  Euroku-C II Hardy to .1 P Itedding, ..  .Junel���������,  M innie II���������August Sehueler to Isaac Waldron  I, $500.  .  Kaslo���������Thos Clarke to John Nichol, J. $150.  ll'aek Diamond and Little Donald���������F Steele  to the Hlack Diamond M & D Co. transfer of  bond.  June 2���������  Copper Head���������It S GaUop to Geo II Chata-  way, V  Lime Maud and Granite���������E II Tomlinson to  J li Pierce. J.  Same���������I) K Crafts and J L Pierce to O G Labaree, option purchase whole l\vo claims, $100.  Same���������0 G Labaree to W li Ives, agreement  on 1-5.  Hazel-las Smith and XV lt Winstead to  Henry C Fowler.  Lii tie Maud and Granite���������John Sherman to  "in^-Crafts: t^ '���������r' ''���������.���������  Juno 3���������  Kootenay Queen and Slocan Chief No 10���������Eli  Carpenter and Alex Sproat, agreement., A, 31000.  Pacilic���������M Anderson to F lt Twigg k. to C  McDonald and T M Stack, 1-12, to each, $100. ������  FOR SALE.  At n sacrillce it new ten-stamp gold mill, with  steam power, manufactured by the Kdwanl P.  Allis Company, of Milwaukee; in use one  week; must be sold before August 1st. For  particulars, address,  J      DOUGLAS A. FISKlfl.  Attorney, New York Life Hldg., Jlinneapolis,  Minn.. (lioS)  dends.  MINING - TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration  is named in transfers  the nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  toG  .VrlkOii.  ���������June I���������  Picnic, ludypse���������G Atchison lo K'W Graham  and I! liiiiiKlilin; i S150.  Caiiadii Hose���������F S Hobbs to G 11 Gordon,  {.  Great Mastern-H F Hull lo D D Uirks, i. -  J une 5���������> '\  Greatllespei���������F Dodd lo T Morley. J.  ..   New Cii.tle���������J  Hiley iind A _McAllistc-r  Moore, J.  June 7���������  Cox-Mrs M JiCox tol) V Wood. ?ICO. .  l!olus-li A Keilar to L K Keilar.  o June 8���������  Queen of the Hills���������10 JI Peters to H L Jack-  jion, $75.  Siimii-U Shaw to E JI Peters.  Good  Hope and Gold Drop���������0 ~Sl Horgen to  - -A O 1 - Hrown, ',.  T V JI���������1 11 Nohm to E II Hughes. 2-5.-  Sanic-EIl Hughes to A II Buchanan, |.  LuckvHoy. Good Friday���������T S Huston anil G  '^V Green to F W Pretty, J C Campbell and XV  Hrown, J. ' '  luvincublo���������A II Kelly to A Powys, |.'  Juno 9���������-  J.lue'Gi'Ouse���������A Jensen to A dliric.-t, A.   *"'  North Fork���������J P Cninip to J Jienn.  ]j C���������\V C Jliller to D It Jlorrison. A. .<?500.  Wetaskawin���������A Carrie to W J Mcivenion. J.  June 10-    ���������  Ivanhoe���������J A Mcltac to C A JlcKay.  Lowell���������XK Franklin to C XV Greenlee.  June 11���������  Clnrab-llo-I- C Willis to H M Spiccr, A, S100.  CoM C'flji-J JI Jtiller and JI F Chesimt to  Old Gold Quartz Placer Jl Co.  Huckleberry���������W J II. JIcKernan to A Carrie. A..  Gracie���������Same to same. A.  Moleg.i���������*W Glcoson to IJ Peterson, i.    ���������  -Silver Clitl���������A II JlcKay tosaine, J.  Xcn  Denver.  Mav2.i-  Slug Ten- II H Knox to J XV Jlillard. 1. $3(W.  UWT���������Jno McMullan. Hichard \V 'i'liomp-  -oii. Joseph Franz o nil Joseph Dean to D Jl-iyne  Dulv.      *  Oueen Fraction���������David Jlalheson to 10  Strickland, i. - .  Hcrmo-aand Hinton���������Alex Harrison to V\ m  Jlro-cli. !.  Mammoth���������Ed JJaum to Henry Smith. A.  Trilby No l-.Jas Clark to C!i:w JI Vood-  worin. ;. -*I5o.  Nellie .Mack���������J D I.cid to Henry Jlclvay, '2.  May 20-  Grecn JiCaf���������Win Hunter to Wm I'McKinnon, J,.$JUU.  ICOHslltllll.   -  June I ���������  Finance, Golden Eagle Fraction, Golden  Crest, Golden Chariot and Climax���������A T Mon-  leilh, LC Crawford and 11 Hobins to W de V  Leniiiistre.  Hon Accord,"Shannon Hell���������A C Gait to the  Shannon Hell G JI & D Co.  June 2-       -.  Grey Hawk-.) H Donald to It II Ilnniill.  Gladstone No 2, Jumbo No -I, King of Canada,  Hello of Waneta, Hlack Hawk, Little Daisy.  Keletu, Del Norte���������W T Goode. Geo P Jones  and .lames T Harry to OW Chamberlain and  Albert JlcGarvey, t hi each.  Huckleberry���������Ititlph Slallbril   to   Theodore  Keltleson, J.  .lunoS������������������ ���������  C'jilumet���������W 11 McCoy lo K K Gamey.  June I���������  lOugene���������Edward Hums to F JI McLeod, J.  Lexington���������W H Hell to G H Murphy, i.  Uncle Tom���������P 10 Jacobson to C S Boss, T It  Jlitchell, John Hanahan and C 11 Hamilton.  JIullero, .Morrow, Hazel, Ida, Muy-Jl Sllol-  lai il to T XV Coleman, !. ='  THE   LANARK   MINE.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial^T^  Land Surveyor.  649  NELSON, B.  C.  House Painting  Paper Hanging  A.  ENSTEAD, WARD ST.,  651 Opposite Steam Laundry  Ten Iiafdwrrr"])e"aIers"riW_Woii*_7"Tra(lei'K  Miners, Mill Men, Farmers and Oilier?.  Mineral City  Perfect Title,  ��������� ��������� ���������  Level Townsite.  LOTS ���������  are now on the Market.  Corner Lots on Columbia Avenue from SI25  to $150. Inside Lots  .   Other Lots from  $T5 to $100. Terms,  one-third cash, one-third  in 3 months, one-third  in 6 months.  NOTICE.  IS IIFKKHV given that sixty days after  dale I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds anil works for permission to  purchase the following described property: ���������  Commencing at a post planted alongside the X.  K. stake of lhe Columbia and Koolenay Hailway Co's. grant situate on thc West Arm of  Kootenay Lake opposite Jialfour and called A.  Jensen's X.W. corner post thence running  south SO chains along the eastern boundary  lino of the said railway company's grant thence  east 80 chains, thence north 81) chains, thence  west SO chains to point of commencement and  containing BIO acres more or less.  AXIJ1.1.W JKXSKN.  Dated May 29th, 1S-7. ((kw)  Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want ft rich toned lleiutzmau,  write to H. N. Cousiek,  Gi5 Kevelstoke.  Artistic Creations  Hats, Shirts, Waists,  Sleeves,  Coats and Capes  FRENCH PATTERN HATS  03S  J1IIS. K. MCLAUGHLIN",  Josephine street, below Dukcr.  IN   Mill   Turned   Out littt Tonn or t'uiiccit-  frulc.s in .Mav.   .  .During tbe month of May the concen-  triitor nt the Liuark miue near Illeeillewaet camp, owned by the Lillooet, Fraser River and Cariboo Gold Fields company, ran continuously for 25 days,  haviug been delayed G days owing to  slides aud an iiccident to the pumps.  The mill treated, about 3f2(IO tons of ore  and produced _.'50 tons of concentrates,  the fjrpss value of which was .$35,000.'  | The concentrates were all shipped via  Vancouver lo the Selby Smelting and  Lead company of San Francisco. The  output during May is said to be larger  than that of auy mine iu the Province,  and the output will shortly be largely  increased. A shaft will be sunk from the  -160 foot level to the 1,000 foot level, and  an electric hoist is being put in. The  mine is now lighted by electricity.  Having determined to close out our business  in hardware, metals, agricultural implements,  etc., during the next few weeks, we now oiler  our large stock in lots to suit at prices considerably under cost. Our goodsaro allnewand the  assortment very large, and Ihis opportunity lo  stock up under market prices should not be  overlooked.  We have instructed Jtr. Georgo Uyrnes. Am:.-,  tioneer, to close oui our stock al an early dale  at public auction, of which due nolice will be  B"e"' MARVIN __. TILTON.  (G..4)   -' Wharf Street, Victoria. l'.C  AUCTION SALE  Without Reserve  of a number of  Town Lots  in  Subdivisions  58 A and 182  -   - - -   ii  the property of the Nelson City'Lancl  - and    Improvement   Company  ,_ will be sold at Public  Auction at  NELSON  at. i o'clock p. ni. Thursday,  June 17th, 1897.  A FEW FACTS  Concerning Mineral City.  anfl Traains Co., Ti  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta".on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in eUect Jlay Kith, 1897.    Subject  to change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N'. & K. S. It. It. to and from  ��������� Nortliport, Kossland;iml  Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage cheeked lo U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:110 n, in.   Arrive Noi'lliporL  12:IS p. in.: Hossland H.-IO |>. in.:  Spokane (i p. in.  Leave Nelson for ICaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:00 p. in.    Leaving Spokane 8  a. in: Kossland lU.HOa. in.;   Northport 1:50 p. in.  A'civ Service on h'oo/enav lake.  Leave Nelson for ICaslo, etc.. Tues., Wed.,  Thurs., Kri., Sat.. 8:110 a: in. Arrive ICaslo 12::K)  p. in. Leave ICaslo for Nelson, etc., Jinn..  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Kri., 5:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson !).()0 p. in.  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay Rivtr Sendee.  Leave ICaslo. Saturday 11:00 p. in.  Arrive Houndary. Sunday  7:00 a. iu.  Arrive Honner's'Kcrry. Sunday  11:30 a. in.  Leave Honner's Kerry, Sunday 1:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday , 5:00 )). in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday ...'. 10:00 p. rn.  Close connection at Honner's Kerry with  trains Kast. hound, leaving Spokane 7:40 a. in.  and West, bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.   l  ICaslo, H. G��������� lntli May, 1807. .  SI GKO.ALI.XANDI.lt  Gen'l JlgiC  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  uoo.ms ri._sT-.Ki-_* iv ii.___i������ misii.  M0WI.Y I'llKNIi-llKU. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop.    F1-0ST ST.. KASLO. B.C.  FWWINES anfl CIGARS  ADDRESS 5H  California Wine Oo.  Themines on Cariboo Greek in the  famous Slocan District are tributary  to Mineral City. Tenders are being  invited by the Provincial Government  for a_wagon~road-from^^  to Mineral City.  Mineral City will be to tha Cariboo  District what Rossland is to the Trail  Creek District. See key plan at any  ! agent's office.  .  | A sample shipmentof 60 tons of ore  Iwas sent to the Trail smelter which  ���������assayed $60 in gold to the ton.  The .conditions in Mineral City are  the same as in Rossland when it  started.  NELSON  B.C.  DIRECT ROUTE  -TO-  PORT STEEL ���������M,  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Jlond.iy lOlli Jlay, 1S07.  Steamer Ainsworth will leave ICaslo, Ii. C  every Monday and Thursday at SI a. :n. for  Honner's Kerry, Idaho, connecting with Great-'  Northern Hailway on Tuesdays nnd Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Wei.1 em I'oints. "   .  Steamer will return from Honner's Kerry at  I a. m.on Wednesdays-ami Saturdays, arriving  al ICaslo same evoning so ns lo make i|iiick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan .Mining districts.  This route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections al Honner's Kerry with the Upper ICool-  ouny ltiver s!earners.  Kirsl-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. (i.'17.  KASLO, B. C,  VICTORIA, B, C  NELSON, B.,C.  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  Promoter and Organizer  Of the Slocau lake ������:t.hl .i Silver Mln.'i,  l.il.,and of IhcltrilMi raiiailian Cohl t'irlil-  K.vpliir.-illori IHvilnpiiiriil ami liix-sliiit-nl  -'oiiipauy. I.������l.. and hue Ueneral Western'  Jlanagcr of the latter Company.  Can  Supply  CAPITALISTS  and- INVESTORS  With Good  Like Rossland it is in the middle of the i^uirHet  mines.  er Properties, and all Infornia-  erence to trie Gold Fields of 15. C.  Nelson. U.C. May, 1S07. (Oil)  I  Telojraph l������ Fort Steele.  \ A cornpeuy with u eauital of $12,000  ! divided into 120 shares of the par value  ; of S100 esch hns been organized to build a  ! telegraph line from Jenuiugs, Monturio,  ; to Fort Steele. Tiie i- corporators of tbe  j conipn-y are George 31. Foster and W.  i J. C. Wakelield, of Spokaue. The ma-  ; terial for the Hue has beeu ordered aud  ! the wires -will be ready to transmit mes-  \ sages within forty days from the present  i time.  TERMS: //.. cash; >?, 3 months, '������������������  yi 6 months. Interest on deferred j  payments at the rate of 8 per cenl. i  per annum.  Apply to the following Agents, Nelson:  ������. A. JOWETT,  E. APPLEWHAITE & CO.  I KOOTENAY   LAKE  1  j SAW HILL  I  I  I Nelson   Office   and   Yard  i  1  i   FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  j Builders  are invited to inspect my  '���������" j     stock of  Rom,'.-   and   Dressed  Deeds, $3.00 each.    jTHE R. J. BEALEY UO, Ltd. Ly., Ross-;   ^^ s^-- l^>  ��������� Doors, Sash; Mouldings  I       "        Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  The first payments are 10 be made to the tin- ;  j dersiKned.    Subsequent   payments   iim.-t  he i  ��������� made to K. C'rxw llakcr. K������|.. the Company's  ; Treasurer, Victoria.  S>2  JOSHUA DAVIES,  Man-jginj; Director.  land, General Agents,  By. whom alone agreements will be given.1 a/o_ puchaijaij  113 THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE  12, 1897.  XKW   LOCATIONS.  , II K irarman-  .1  lileknnil J!-s  Xelson.  June I --  l'ride of Nelson���������C A .Knghei'  sou and C K I'eUa-son, :i 'mi  Kootenay riv.  Nelson Jjell���������A Kaiiten. .'! mi w Nelson, 1 mi n  Koolenay crossing.  rowcrl'ul���������10 F lliirns, same.  IJelle���������K II Faulkner, I mi s c Quartz ek, het  I'urcupinc and Hidden cks.  horella- It lleiklle, n side Quartz ck 1.1 mi fm  Salmon riv. -  Orcadian���������Same. same, i  Sligo���������A (iiirvey, same.  Jla'ggic May���������W K Cox, e side n fork Sluart  ck, ,'l mi w N& I'' S ry.  .luhilce���������Same, bet Hidden and Porcupine  cks, IJ mi s Ymir.  Nora Drown���������Same. same.  Sunset���������A Allien, K K Hopkins, W F Hopkins, I nii s Qnarlz ck.'-' mi \v N & !���������' S ry.  Alpha���������A Uniuliarl, .1 A Canipbell.'ii fork  Salmon riv. li mi I'm N & I'* S ry.  Iloiineysuekle���������A (larvey,   Qnarlz   ek,   adj  l.orcllaclahu.  .Iiineo���������  Hlackbird���������1' llriiilslinw, 1 mi I'm e side Columbia riv and S mi above Kobson.  Paymaster���������KAdio on Donaldson nital u fork  Salmon riv.  Tiliin���������A Manson. w side Iron intiil l.o-^lek.  liroker���������W Cooncv, .1 mi e Deer ck, fi mi n e  Door'l-irl..  Myrtle���������M MeGilvery, (> mi n c Deer I'ark.  Gold Drop���������D Keith, same.  Orange���������JI Frank, on liald mt, 12 mi s Nelson.  Golden Chief���������,1 Gignac, V nii up e side Fort  ck. 8 mi w Nel.-on.  Siiiicoe-.J W Foslcr, 1 mi w Hall -Mines  tramway, 11 mis Nelson.  l-'irsl. Kiel en tion of Northern Hell���������It KPorrv,  1 mi e l-'our mi point and 'i mi I'm sside Koo't-  enny riv.  Iron  Mountain���������O 1) CaKselman,   1 inicCo-  lumbia riv, 1 mi below Uobson.  June 7���������  Ilelnia���������A Collin, on Red ml, 1 mi fm bridge  No lo, C & IC ry.  Sure Thing���������,f Getlier, 3 mi n Ymir.  Loyal Jlurb���������.1 Sahm, J Stuart, 1!, mi s North  Fork, adj Blind Tom.  Top���������J Sahm. same.  Belleville���������Same, same.  Little Knima���������J Wallace, same.  S li���������S W Glad well, H mi u Salmo.  Lily--T Morley, w side mouth Kails ck. -  Morning Star��������� G Neukiun, '> mi s I!) ck, adj  Anton 'A.  Golden Gate���������M Horn, same.  Pagoda���������J A Uensen, P O'Hara, Ward ck, 2  mi e Nelson.  Ilennie���������Same, 2 mi s e Nelson,:,' mi fm N &  F S ry.  Hlue Hell���������It G Priehard, 10 mi up c side  Wild Horse ck.    .  Last Chance���������Same, Same.  Centennial���������Same, 1 mi fm head Wild-Horse  ck and i mi s u Haley claim.  .   Blake���������li Angus n side 1!> ck, parallel to Filigree claim.  Mountain Pride���������K Hrown, J II Gannon, 1 mi  e Ymir claim.  Lottie���������T Brissonl, I _M Morgan, t mi e Anderson ck adj N & F S liy.  June 8���������  Helena���������P 1 Inglesby, N XV Field, s side Hidden ck.3 mi e Salmon riv.  Black Bess���������L It Mosher, H J Story, \v side  fk Wild Horse ck.  Mascot- Same, same.  Portland���������C O'Bean, same.  Lucky Andy���������J T Price, Barrett ck, tmi fm  N & F S Uy.  Black Sheep���������A Burgess, same.  Austin Cfrae)���������J Tynor, F Van Houten, Wild  Horse ck. 1300 ft fm .Elise.  Daphnc-C Anderson, V mi siv mouth Porcupine ck.  T F Trask No 2���������C Creamer, :[ misw head  Quartz ek.  T F Trask-H Holland. T F Trask, same.  Faro Bank���������H K Dunlop, 1 mi e Columbia  riv, 1 mi below Hobson.  Ingersoll���������J Cowan, same.  Homestake���������J Ferris, D Morrison, 3 mi up  and 2 mi n Sheep ck.  Iron Stone���������F Olsen, \ mi n mouth Boulder  creek.  Drum Lummcn���������P Lester, I mi s Salmo.  Number 9���������P Shechan, D Crowley, 31 mi upn  side AVilson ck.  Iron King���������A Swanson et al, 2*. mi s Sheep  ck 2 mi e Salmonriv.  Iron Count���������Same, same.  Evening Star���������T Hint, et, al, 3 mi up n side  Wilson ck, 1 mi w Salmon riv.  Moniint? Stai���������Same, same.  Falls--.! JlcLeod, K JI Peters, at fork of e fk  Porcupine ok.  Sliiulcur���������J Latravers. JI Tardif, 3 mi w  Wild llorse ck U mi c Clear ck.  Hico���������J Latravers, same.  Cily of Rome���������D Lawson, 1 mi c Salmon riv,  lh mi s Sheep ck.  Tilly Olson���������J F Olson, 3 mi up s fk Wild  Horse ck.  Ironglad��������� Same, same.  Wild Kose���������Same, same.  Silver Tip���������T A Gossett, C W Peterson, e sido  Salmon riv, 2i mi e Salmo.  Jupiter���������,1 A Jones, J- mi n c Pend d'Oreille  riv. 2_r mi e Salmon riv.  Mars���������.1 A McLean, same.  Venus���������J Wilson, ranic.  Neptune���������J A Jones, same.  Lucky Dave���������10 S Davis, on Wild Horse ml, 1  mi e Ymir claim.  Noonday���������.1 W Wcstfi.ll, 2 mi up Bird ek bet  Bird and hicks.  Oregon Boy���������F Cliapin. Lower Arrow lake, (!  mi up w side 1 >eer ck.  June 9���������  Driinilummon���������L Henderson, e side Cayuse  ck 7 mi n e lower Arrow lake.  Del Sharpe���������W J Dolber, same.  Lone Deer���������Same, same.  Bear Paw���������J H Fisher,'same.  Crow's Nest���������,1 Lamb, J Cosgrovc, 3 mi south  Hall siding.   s Dublin���������Same,.A__M iirry-nnd.JX'onwav.-same-  Diamond It���������A.Jensen, AChriest, s side Bear  ck 4 mi fm Ymir.  White Swan���������Same, same. .  Honiestuke���������Same. same.  New Brunswick���������S Gourley, A Matheson, 3  mi s e Halls siding.  Blackfoot���������A Simpson, J Miller, Salmon riv  ad.i Chenango.  Uoulder���������EM Lloyd, bet Quartz and Boulder  :.cks, IJ- mi w Salmon riv.  . Badger���������II Wright,   W   Andrews,  3 mi se  mouth Ten Milcck. 3 mi s of Kootenay riv.   ..  Viking���������OBoe, Jl Nelson, It mi fm Kootenny  riv bet hade and Sandy cks.  Selma���������A K Lind, 1 mi up e fork Kokanee ck.  June 10���������  White, l-lephi-ii.���������K Jlichon, on divide het, s  fork Wild Horse and Hear cks, 3 mi e Parker  group.  Alberta���������l1 Forrest, same.  I'aciflc-S l.el'cbore, L Taillefer, same.  Gold Jlonuinenl-S Lefobore et al, same.  Grand Revolution���������Same, Same.  -  Miiggic-G   Davi-i.   .1   O'Connor,   D Shea, at  Craigtown.  Green Crown���������1> Tennis s hide Salmon riv, 2  nii n.w Quart/, ck.  Clyde��������� K N Sutherland. Barrett ck, li mi fm  N & F S lly.  Simpson��������� J II R Pool, F Simpson, J Kelly, n  side Hall ek, I mi n e Fern mine.  ������������������ I 'ulo Piiinang���������Same, same,  Lucky Hill���������W i!o\-d, bet Kagle and Sandy  cks, 1} mi s Kootenay riv. '  ,   Red Hliill���������A Clark, 4 mi up w side"19 ck.  Good Hope���������C F Goodwin, 1 mi s e mouth  ' Rover ck.  o   White Star���������F Cannon, 1 mi n 11.ill ck 2 mi  fin mouth.-        -_'".,  June 11��������� -  -Jup'.tc:���������J Ferris, D Morrison, near summit  on s -iide of head Boulder ck.  Di-i-iey���������(' Klavano, D Morrison,'.mis Sheep  ck. 2 mi fm Salmon riv. =  Monte Christo���������Same, same.  Lurmartino��������� P Smith; nside head Sheep ck.  Queen���������I) Cameron, s fork Porcupine ck, (j mi  c N & F S Ry.  Union Jack���������J Goodand, same.  Bruce���������J JlcLeod, Porcupine ck, 3'mi c N &  FSlly.  Louis���������I' Pecord. Porcupine ck, G.'mi e N &  F S Ry.  Golden Gate���������F Carte, II mi w Wild Horseck  J fm head Hi milcck,  ;; Mountain View���������A J Hughes, 2.1 mi e N & K  S Ry Omi n Ymir. ��������� "  Joint���������N Roy, J Peppin, N Gagnon.l ini'up  r iiwp ck.  Double Joint���������Same; same.  Lady Aberdeen No 1���������Same, same.  Lady Aberdeen No 2���������Same, same.  Kliza���������II Jloller. W llayden, I. mi up s fork  Wild Horseck.  Manchester���������K Baxter, J V Bel!, at Deer  Park, 0 nii up Deer ck.  THE COAL MINES AGT.  Is ><nv i;ciii������ Tested   l!< lore tlie Supreme  t'ourl   ol' Vii-liiiia.  The proceedings tu finally test Lhe  constitutionality ol* Ilu; Coal .Minos  Regulation act, prohibiting Llie employment of Chinese uiuler ground,  have commenced in Victoria. .Mi-.  Cassidy, in the supreme court, moved  to (piash tlie proceedings under which  Manager Little, of the Union Colliery  company, was fined recently. Judgment was reserved. If in accordance  with lhe opinion of Liu1 'court, on tlie  recent stated case the constitutionality of lhe net is upheld, it. is expected Unit the matter will lie appealed to the privy council.  Tin-.  Ymir   Tmvii.slli-.  The Quartz Creok townsite. case  camo up for hearing today, be for" Mr.  Justice Walkem, on the restraining  order issued hy Mr. Justice McColl.  The respondents, Parker, Powell and  Blake, allege that the land grant by  the government to Lhe Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway, provided that a  survey of the property be completed  bofore the expiration of fivo years,  and that this time run out on April Sth  without the survey having heen made.  The case is still on.  The Lv. Itoi Smeller.  It is rumored.that tho Le Koi Miniug  company hns abandoned the idea of constructing a smelter at Northport, aud  will erect u plant on the Canadian side  of the international boundary line. There  is little reason to believe that the works  will he established at Bosslund. 'ihe  company is seriously considering the advisability of selecting a site od the banks  of the Columbia river. The exact location will probably be divulged within the  uext week or ten davs.  Tin; Koolenay Itaseliall league.  Tde Kootenay baseball league, composed of clubs representing Kossland,  Kaslo and Spokane, is playing out the  regular schedule of games without any  alteration of dates. The preseut stand"  ing of the clubs is:  Won   Lost    Per Cent  Spokajie   Kaslo    Rossland   Played  II  S  !l  1  . it  .->(K)  ���������)'}-i  Arlington Kiisin Bfiiiil..  Frauk Watson has been successful in  obtaiuing the co-operation of other mine  owners interested ou tbe route of tlie  proposed wagon road from Slocau City  to the Arlington basiu and thore is every  probability of tbe road being built tbis  summer. The Howard Fraction aud  Lily B people hnve signified their willingness to contribute towards its construction.  Mill lEiiilil a Logging |(<>a<l.  Peter Macfarlaue has, arranged with  President Corbin of the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for a lease of a large  area of timber lands in the vicinity of  ������mi'-. He will build a pole road, about  two miles long, np Wild Horse creek, iu  order to get the logs to bis sawmill near  tbe railway."track. Work on the road  will be commenced immediately.  lira ml  .lururs.  Shei'ilV Kobinson has completed the  following list of grand jurors for the  assizes which will convene on J une 24:  Frank Fletcher, Geo. U. Kobinson,  Chas. St. Barbe, Henry J. Evans,  Henry B. Thompson, Edward Apple-  whaite, J. J. Malone, Alexander C.  Hiichannii, John A. Turner, .lames H.  ���������Wallace, Edward P. Whalley, J. IM'.  Hamilton and K. J<_1. Lemon.  .MacIIIncry Arrives,  The first consignment of type and  printing macliiuery for tbe Minek Print-  -iiig_and^Publishing_company_has-arrived.-  Tbe shipment cnusists of a Thorne typesetter, a new job printing press, a mailing outfit and a quantity of job type.  The iialauce of the material ordered has'  left Toronto aud will arrive herein a few  davs.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UF TODiTE.  OUE EXPORTED.  from Slocan via, Kaslo ll.lUill  Slocan via NakiiSD  _i,S4_ig  Rossland via Nortliport 7,ti73|  Rossland via Nelson       52  Tons .'.         -2->:>n\  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom I louse.S l,2.">S,3(i2 37  Re.elstoke (Nauusp)...       :..<.,.)I...G.>  l,������i.-,_!8_;.02  Average value per Ion, ������70.lj3  riWDUCK OF SMKLTKl-S.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Jlatte  a!*!.'  Trail Smelter Matte    30IIIJ  :*���������_-.'.  Total value, SI.li7ii.SHI8.Ssl  "   of oresmd uisilicexported, $:I,-2I:_.,1SM.!I1  ORE  SHIPMENTS.  Itcl urns Since l.a.l  Meek.  VIA   ICASLO.  Ruth to l-.orclt  300  Ruth lo Pueblo. Col  45  Whitewater to J-'veretl  (!U  No I "         31  Rambler to Tacoma  ls'i  Slocan Star to Omaha '.. id)  Washington to       "         SO  Liltle   Phil and lilack Diamond lo K.  Helena  13  Payne Mine lo Pueblo,  Col  50  US I  Total value, 5Jia.jO.20  Average value per lon, $(!!.'%  VIA    NOllTIU'OKT.  Le R-ii io Everett    370  AIATTK AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]     141.V  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  .Ill lie���������   ;i        7           S           11 10  Silver...00 (W....G0 ....00  592  (Bar)  Lead... .3.12.1..3.12.. .3.121..3.12.... .3.12.  VICTORIA,  13, C.  LONDON, England.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and .* Importers  DEALERS IN^-*-***-  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B .0.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  We Have Just Received  yyyTfTfyyvTTy^  NOTICE.  Aftor tho first, of July the price of  LOTS  In Addition A  will ho -I'.-iiseil.   Intending piirchnscTS  will do well to tako advantage of  thc present rates.  AV. J. G.  DICKSON,  607 Agent.  O. R. & N.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Goouv'd Alono. mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, Sun Franeisco^Cripplo Creek  gold mines and aIl0points East and  South. Only line Kast via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  Lioavk  7:lsi p m.  Daily  ":4o a. m.  Daily  Sl'OK.VNK TI.MIi SCIIEDUU-:  Kast i.Lur.-'.Viilla Walla  Portland, San Francisco  linker City and the east.  Local JI ail���������Coeur d*  Alcnes. Farmintfton. Garfield, Colfax.Pullman and  Moscow.  Akuivk  7:In a. in.  Daily  0:15 D. in.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  apply atO. It & N. Co.'s oilier.  430 Riverside avenue,   I IS Columbia avenue,  Spokane, Wash.      |       Rossland, li. C.  J. Cami-hkll, I       H.M. Adams,  General AkchI.        I Trav. F. and P. Agent..  XX. II. Huui.ituKT, General Pass. Agent,  WIJ Portland, Oregon.  -  Custom* tolled or _i|i|i<_iiitf_<l.  Mr. J. H. Dawson hns been tippoin'tcd  the new customs collector at Nakusp bnt  will probably not take up the duties of  his new position before July 1. After  tliat chile all returns of the Nakusn ollice  will be made to the collector at Nelson.  '   ri'oiiom.v  .Needed.  Mayor _ Scott, of I.osHlanil, has arrived at the conclusion that his administration i.s too extravagant. Ho  has suggested to the city council tliat  strict econoinv is necessary.  A l(iK tilrikc.  Last Thursday, a 12-foot Lody of clean  galena was struck ou the' Noble .Five  group.  ^ Messrs. I\ C. Butferiield and Jaines  Cameron, two old-time newspaper  men. will start a weekly newspaper at  Silverton. They have .ordered their  plant, and expect to make .the first  issue in two or three weeks.  ft   PASSENGER~6  v TRAINS u  EACH   DA V' ..ETWEITN  Trail and Rossland  Notice _r~ Application Tor Liquor License.  Take notice that, I. K. .1.  Curran,  will applv  to the Board of License Commissioners of tlie  City of Nelson  for a license to sell lupior at retail at the Stanlev Hotel in the Citv of Nelson  GW E. J. CURRAN.  Another Itrirk ISIork.  Negotiations arc licing made for the  purchase of Mayor .Houston's property  at the north east corner of Maker and  Josephine streets. The two lots arias valuable as any in the city. Should  the deal go through the purchasers  intend to build a handsome brick  block on the stone foundation that has  already been laid on the property.  Arrived -for the Xelson Planing  Mills, one car load of glass. Sizes up  in -18x72 inches. Also one car load of  dry. clear cedar lumber from the  coast. .       '  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  '"PAIvK notice that I. A. JIcGrojtnr.will apply  ������ ' to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Kootenay, thirty days after date, for'a license  to sell liquor bv retail, at 'Hall's Siding in said  distriot. A. M-'.-I.EfiOH.  Dated at Nelson, 15. C, this J Ith dav of .June,  1I.!I7.'' ��������� '     *    OIL..  Furnished  Rooms.  -    ,       OX TIIK  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Run made in one hour.        a '  N'o. (i leaves Rossland at' 7 a. in.   Connects in  lhe morning with 'steamer at Trail.  No.:! leaves  Trail  at 8:lo a. in.   Connects at  Rossland with Red Jlontain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at. 1:00 p. in.   Conncts  with  (J. P. R. main line steamers for the  north al Trail.  No. I leaves Trail nl 2:311 p, m.' Connects with  C. P. U. main line steamers from ihe norlh  al, Trail.       ���������'    ���������  No. I leaves Rossland at Jr.'O p. in.   Conneets  wiih Red .Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. S leaves Trail.al. ,'>:I5 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Oilices:       -     F. p. GUTJ.L1 US,    '  Trail IL C. -General Supt,  NORTHERN  IN      PACIFIC RY;  THE FAST LINE  'SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  " TO  _   -      all points in the  United .States and Canada  Dti-i-CT Connection with the  Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANl- Tl.AIKS  No. 1  West depart, .... .8:25 p. m  No. -J. East,..:.        ���������'        \   ... 7:00 ti: nl.  Tickets to Japan  and  China via. Tacoma and .Northern  Pacific  ���������S. S. Company.  A Large Consignment of Stoneware, Rockingham Ware and Crockery and Glassware comprising, Jars, Butter Crocks, Bean Pots, Stew Kettles, Milk Cans, Teapots,  Plain and Decorated, Flower Pots, 3 to 9 inch, Toilet Sets, Lamps, Tumblers and Bar  G-lasses.  We also Carry Complete Lines of Groceries, Hardware, Tinware and Stoves.  WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF MINER'S  SUPPLIES m PROSPECTOR'S OUTFITS,  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  BRICK BLOCK,  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts  mu  The Fern Gold Mining and Milling Co,  LIMITED LIABILITY  CAPITAL, $200,000; In 800,000 Shares of 25c. each.  HEAD  OPPICE. VANCOUVER, B. C.  Pvir^l'/N^ANnfN       V. C. INNI'.S. President nnd MnnaKinsr Director.   O. S. lilCHAIMJS. Dircelor.  DIRcCTOnb:    ROUT. U. TATLOW, Vice President. C. C. RI.NNI.TT, Secretary.  THE FERN is a well developed Mine, with enough ore now in si������ht to .supply,a 10-stamp mill  for two years. .. ..    -  The value of this ore has been ascertained by milling and smelting quantities in a practical manner, and  it runs from $10.00 to $300. per ton.  Five tons, taken from tin open cut on the surface and milled at the Poorman mill near Nelson, gave a  return of $6i.oo'per ton in free gold, and showed a value of $50.00 per ton in concentrates, making a total  value of $111.00 per ton.  Thc tunnel*at main level, whicli" is iii 400 feet on ledge, cut this same rich ore at a depth of about 160  feet below the surface, and now shows continuous rich ore for one hundred feet, which runs from $32.00 to  over $300.00 per ton.  The Mine is proven to a depth of over 21-5 feet.  The profit on ore iioav iu sight should be sufficient to pay twice thc capital of the company:-  300,000 shares of the stock have been subscribed for by an underwriting syndicate, which guarantees  all-the cash required by the company, and arrangements are now being made to equip the Mine with a 10-  stamp mill, which it isTioped will be in running order in August.   '  Only 100,000 sliares will be offered to tbe public at par, and a large number of these have already  been applied for.  The Prospectus contains full information, and will be furnished on application to thc brokers.   -  BEOKEES:  GEO. W. HAMILTON   & SON,  24 Sacramento St., Hontreal, P. Q.  F. C.INNES,    -  Vancouver, B. C.  iii.  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAILWAT  ______N-r>   SOO   PACIFIC   XjHSTE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  ���������*'*;  United States and Europe.  :D-A_i_____-_-r SBEVICB  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.  , -  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating ,Tourist Gars to Toronto, Mon-real  and Boston without change. Mho Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul-daily. -  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for the  South daily cxce.pt Mondays' Call on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which give's full information.    . =  I'or Tickets nud full particulars ns to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. K.  ocent or to GEO. S.-BEER, Ticket Agent/Nelson. . ������������������������,������������������������  II. M. McGREUOl..        - GEO. MoL. BROWN,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nel.on. * Dist. Pass. A������t.Vancouver  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASLO,    SANDON  QT_T_A__R,TZ   OEi_B__G_K:;  AH kinds  of  Fresh and Salted Meats  TIIE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE   IT    c  ���������THE-SH0RTEST-   TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  It Is I lie Most Modern in Equipment.  It Is the HeaviestKuilol Unc/  It lias 11 Kock-ltulliisl ltoa<llH'<l.  II 4'ros.scs Xo Sand llcssrrls.  It Is  Hie Ouly Line  Kuuiilnz   Luxurious  -   (.lull Itoom Cam.   ..  It i.s Soled Tor the Courlcsy of its Employes.  It is the ������nly Line Serving Mfals 011 the  a In t'ni'lc   l'liiii.  THROUGH    THE.-  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Nnvigation on Great Lakes via Duluth iu  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest nnd Northland.  1 mi nierly. fiirnisln-il frmit ronm.-, eeiilrnilv  loeuteil, fi>r rent lo ile-irnii!i; I'nrtii-s. llontle-  incn only.   Applv nl. '_MIN_.__l_OKJ.TCI..  BEST JUiEAD  IN THE CITY  A*k,.yoiici;rocerfur A. It. Stewart's Uit-ud."  Columbian Bakery, rear Tlioin-on's IJuuk .Store.  Goods delivered to anv part of t he eit v.      I_j3  For information, lime caids, maps  and_ tickets apply to airents of the ft. F.  iV N. and its connections, or .  F-Jt-YflBBS.  Central Airent.  SPOKANK.   .VASir.  ��������� Olt���������-  a. n. i;haklto>*.  Asst. Gi-iil. Pass. Ajrent.  So. 25o Morrison St., Corner of Third .  I'orllaiKl. Oregon.  *������" Write for new map of the Kootenay count i-v. o:-}]  = anfl Retai  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  nnni refreshing d���������s  W V~J V-J 1���������_��������� _���������- NELSON   SODA  WATER   FACTORY-A-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                          Orders delivered promptly.  G29  :_E3.   O.   BOX   88   Kor mnps, tickets and coin plete in foi niation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. lly.. C. & K.  S. Nav. Co.; N. & F. H. lly., or  C. <;. I������l.\O.V, ������;cncml Ageul.  ��������� Spokane, Mash.  V. I.   .TIIITXIII', ������. I*. A T. A.,  351    '-" St. Tuul, Minn.  Spokane  Falls A  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y,  - The only all-rail route without change  of cars between ITelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 8.10 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.C0 p-m.  "    10:00 "   EOSSKD    '*    3:40   '\  "    8-00 a-m. SPOKANE   "   6.00 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus witb Stage  Daily.


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