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The Miner May 8, 1897

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 K  Whole Numbel. 350.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  May 8; 1897.  Price Five Cents  THE CITY  STREETS TO BE ESTABLISHED AND  GRADED.     '  ���������tills  Ordered   Paid.���������A  Vagrancy lly-lnw  I nl rod need.- Tlie Police  Salaries.  The city council met in regular ses-  Bioa last Monday night with all members  present except Alderman Teetzel.  The committee on public works reported that iu its opinion the tenders for  the improvement of Mill street were too  high and recommended that 8200 be expended in puttiug that thoroughfare into  passable condition. Alter some discussion, a resolution was passed to the  dfect that Mill street be made passable  from Hendryx to Stanley street.; that  culverts be built so that they may be  enlarged to the full width al any time.  A second resolution passed providing  that Josephine street be put into a passable couditiou from Victoria to Observatory streets aud that David McBelh  act as foreman. The improvement of  Victoria street does not mean that tha  bluff of rock above Victoria be takeu  away. The spirit of the resolution will  be" observed if a wagon road is built  around the rocks.  The citv clerk was instructed to call  for tenders   for .emptying aud refilling  ,the   four   water   tauk. on .Baker street.  1 he city engineer was directed to examine  the tan Us when they are empty.  Tenders for the construction of the  sidewalk on the west side of Hall street  1 from Baker stieet to the city wharf weie  opened as follows: T. MeOardia S5 per  thousand; Alex. Chisholm, 83.75 per  thousand; \V. S. Doyle and G. B. Mc-  Lnirn, $5 50. The bids were referred to  - the committee on public works which  reported shortly nf ter wards recommending that the contract be given to Chis-  liolui at $3.75 per thousand aud that the  width ot tlie sidewalk be reduced.from  ten to six feet. The report-was ndopted  Mayor Houston recorded au objection lo  tbe reduction.  Thc mayor was authorized to purchase  six badges'or the city police.  It was voted lhat the salaries for police  oflicers be ij.05 per mouth.  Bills for labor  aud materials to the  amount.of' S316 31   were   audited   and  ��������� and ordered paid.  A six foot sidewalk was ordered constructed on the west side of Stanley  street from Observatory to l.obson streets  and a three foot walk ou Kobson from  Stanley to Falls street. H.Nixon was  Dinned as foreman. -  - Mayor Houston stated that he had  received a communication from the president ot tho Consumers' AVaterworks  . company to the effect that Mr. J. A.  Mara had full power to negotiate for the  sale of tlie plant.  Alderman Hillyer introduced vagrancy  by-law No. 7, which was read the first  time.  The city   engineer   was instructed to  " locate the culverts ou Josephine street.  Adjourned.  cess. Tho total receipts amounted to  ������200, of,which about $150 will Le clear  prolit. Thc ladies who managed tbe  affair desire to thank the many who, in  various ways, assisted them in the undertaking.  Mrs. Senator George E. Spencer, who  is making u tour of the kootenay dis-  trict, very kindly assisted in the informal  programme that was rendered in the  evening by an exhibition of-hervery considerable knowledge ot palmistry.  Mrs. Day, Miss Hickling and Messrs.  R. Macdonald, H. Winter, U. \V. Day  and W. A. Jowett saDg and played some  very excellent pieces and contributed  much toward the success of the affair.  On the following evening Mrs. Spencer  very generously gave an entertainment  at the same place, largely for the benefit  of the Guild. A small but appreciative  audience listened to her recitations and.  singing. Her recitations were exceptionally well rendered.  .BUILDING  IN   SEW  DENVER.  Many Improvements nre  Made  and   are  K-'iiiU Anuined I'or.  New Denver, May 7.���������Colonel S. M.  ..Wharton, one of the principal property  owners in New Denver, has prepared  plans for the construction of a substantial  brick building which, when completed;  will be occupied .by one of the chartered  banks now doing business in Kootenay.  The building material has been ordered  aud work ou the"cou3truction will shortly  commence.  The same gentleman has also arranged  for the increase of the capacity of his  saw mill, which is located on the west  side of Slocan lako aud opposite New  Denver,        ' -        - .. --  Henry Stege has decided to erect a  GO-room hotel on Sixth street al a c st of  ������10.000.  "Work will shortly commence on somo  half-dozen other business buildings, be-:  sides a number of residences.  The town is now lighted by electricity.  The Echo, ouo of the oldest_claims located near Slocan lake, is being developed. The property-is bonded to the  Paddock syndicate aud the work is beiug  superintended by J. Tiuling.  NELSON   BOAT   CLUB.  - - Municipal K.xpcnditurcs.  The following bills have been audited  and ordered paid by the city council and  .represent the total expenditure' of the  municipality of Nelson to date:  T. W. Gray, lumber, $70.72.  J*. A. Turner <fc Co.,' nails   and   tools,  $51.05. '!  Thomson Stationary Co., office   supplies, $10.89.  P. O. stamps, $3.  R, E. Lemon, blank books, S3. '  Tribune  Publishing   Co.,   advertising  and stationary, $50.25.  Gilbert Stauley, office supplies, 81-80.  Hugh Nixon, foreman, S36.  l   J. Heenan, carpenter, $23.25.  T. Dempsey, carpenter, 23.25.  R. "Wixon, carpenter, S18.75.  J. McLeod, carpenter, S18.75.  SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT.  MINES ON TOAD MT.  DEVELOPMENT    PRODUCTIVE    OP  SATISFACTORY  RESULTS-  Free -'old Discovered lu  Several   Properties���������The Immense   Ore   Itodlcs  of lhe Silver KIiir.  Election or Onicer..��������� The Club  Will Built  . a Nov Itoat.  The annual meeting of the Nelsbn  Boat Club washeld.iu the Fire Hall last  Tuesday evening, H. B.-Perks presidiug  and E. C. Senkler acting as secretary.  Thc following oflicers were elected:  Hon. H. Bostock, honorary presideut;  Hon. Johu Houston, president;. II. B.  Perks, captain; E. Senkler, vice-captaio;  Dr. G. A. B. Hall, secretary-treasurer.  Messrs 11. Day, H. J. Evans and J. H.  Mathesou were elected executive committeemen to serve with the officers who  are ex-oflicio members.  The committee was authorized nt its  discretion to build a new 4-oared, lap  streaked boat as a mate to the one they  now have. Seve; al new members were  elected and after the geueral meeting the  committee had a short session.  Au attempt will be made to get outsiders to enter contests for prizes on  July 1 aud the club has agreed to allow  its boats to be used for that purpose.  HALL   MINES    SMELTER  The Ladies' Guild or the Church   or England Was -.Veil Attended.  Ia spite of the inclemency of the  weather, the luncheon and sale of fancy  work held at the Fire Hall under the  auspices of the Church of England Ladies'  Guild, last Thursday, was a decided suc-  While two prospectors were passing  over the Caradon claim on Toad mountain last Thursday, they stumbled over a  boulder of solid galena weighing ovei  500 pounds. They rolled it into Give  Out creek where they intended to break  it up nt their leisure but a few hours  later the flood carried it down the stream*.  Another strike has been made on the  Primrose on Toad mountain and every  foot of development shows the mine up  to better advantage.  A strike has been made on the Julius  Caesar on the ssme mountain, three miles  from Nelson. In crosscutting thd ledge  ore, bearing free gold was encountered  which assays $11.57 per ton. The ledge  has been cut 5 to 6 feet and the men are  not through it yet. It adjoins the Mascot and is owned by Dr. E. C. Arthur.  and others.  P. Perkins and C. M. Townsend while  doing assessment work on the Mascott  this week encountered a two  foot ledge of solid ore. No assays  have been made out they think it will  assay very high in gold. The ore is  partly free milling and that which is not  admits of concentration.  The Silver King mine has never looked  better than it does today. The ore being taken out is very fine and there is a  vast amount of it in sight.  Shut Down During' itcpair of Train-  way���������The Calciner Now in  Full Blast.  The Hall Mines smelter shut down last  Saturday uight for repairs and will probably not blow iu again for two or three  weeks. The furnace is beiug completely,  overhauled aud rcbricked and the tramway is having two uew cables put up in  place of the old ones. : The new 200-ton  blast furnace is nearly finished and in  anticipation of its early completion  a vast amount of custom ore is being  contracted for aud a large amount has  beeu received from the War Eagle at  .Rossland.  The new calcining and refining furnaces have been housed and fires were  started in the former last Sunday. Oh  Wednesday this furnace was charged  with matte and already there is a quantity  of it ready for the refining furnace. The  first treatment takes away the greater  part of thesulphur,nndthelasteleminates  tlie iron and the balance of the sulphur.  The whole aarangement ot the new  furnaces is excellent, aud from the crushing room the work is almost automatic.  ^Cars-of-crushed-matteare-conveyed-over-  the furnaces to bins and on a lower level  other cars are loaded from these bins and  discharged directly into the calcining  furnaces. From the time the fires were  started there has been no hitch or break  in the working and when both blast furnaces are running the roaster aud _re-  verberatory will probably be operated  steadily..  ROAD   TO   NEW  DENVER.  A Tlioroiigliraru to   Itc ' ltnllt   From That  '   Point In Three Forks.  Colonel S. M. Wharton, tho well  known'mine operator and one'of tlie  largest property owners in New Denver, pa-s:d through Nelson list Wednesday on his way to Kossland. He  claims to have positive information  that this summer the Provincial government will cause the construction of  a wagon road from New Denver to  Three Forks and put the road between  the last-named town and Sandon in  thorough repair. " He is of thc opinion  that tho cost of this undertaking will  not hornet by the regularly appropriated fund for roads, streets, wharves  and bridges," but will be provided for  by money taken in at the New Denver  record oilice during tho tho fiscal year  commencing next July.  Tho roadway will be along the south  side of.Carpenter "creek, running close  to tho workings of tho Mountain Chief  mine, thence to a level with the Alamo  concentrator, thence along the Alamo  flume to a junction'with tho Sandon  wagon road near Three Forks.  STRIKE   IN   THE   SUNSET.  ic. i_.  For-  Nelson Saw Mill company J Eye witnesses say that it was an awe inspiring  Fceno and the noise produced was terrific. Avast volume of water that had  beeu confined by a log jam above the  Silver King tramway wus sudculy released  aud tore down the creek, carrying away  the bridge ou the Silver King road and  cutting the earth in the bed of the creek  to bed rock. A mass of logs and trees  thirty feet high was impelled forward by  the water aiid carried everything before  it. Just before the sawmill was reached,  this mass separated and a largo portion  of it was thrown high on the bank, thus  saving the mill from distraction. The  part that remained iu the water, however, did considerable damage to the  building aud the boiler room was filled  with water. A large portion of the new  log chute constructed by the company,  was carried away.  When the flood started the meu at the  upper camp telephoned dowu to tbe mill  that it was ou its way and all those who  heard the alarm made for higher ground.  Two men, however, did not kuow of the  impending danger until it was upon  them, but they succeeded in getting away  unhurt.  RESIGNS   HIS   POSITION.  Chief of Police Winearls Refuses to  Accept the Small Salary Voted  hy the Council. '  SAMPLER AT NAKUSP.  win,  and  Trent  Ores  From (he  Slocan  lardeau District.*.  Ore sampling works, similar lo those  already established at Kaslo, will be built  at Nakusp by the Colorado Ore Sampliug  Works. George W. Pierce, a representative of that company has beeu lookiug  the field over and considers that Nakusp  offers many natural advantages for such  a business.  :. The C.P.B. is to some extent responsible for this, as that company is desirous of diverting oie shipments from lhe  Slocan via Kaslo as much as possible.  The works will be of sufficient capacity  to accommodate whatever business may  be obtained from the Slocan as well as  the Lardeau district.  It is reported that the business men of  New Denver offered to subscribe ������10,000  worth of stock in the sampler company  provided a plant was erected at New  Denver. The offer was refused.  TO   SHIP  ORE.  Lemon or This City One or the  tunatc Owners.  Mr. R. 13. Lemon of this city is  highly elated over the recent strike'  made in tho Sunset mine, of whicli he  is one of thc principal owners. The  Sunset is an eastern extension of the  Wellington and is situated only a  short distance from the Whitewater  mine. There is upon the property a  shaft 05 feet in depth and a tunnel of  200 feet. They are now opening np a  15-foot ledge, of which about four feet  carry galena and grey copper, and 11  feet "are of lime spar carrying grey copper. Specimens from the galena show  an assay of 125 ot'mces of.silver, -and in  the spar the grey copper gave a return  of 2,a00 ounces in silver to the ton.  These samples were taken from the  bottom of the shaft. The sunset promises to be a vory valuable property.  Thc Mamie, Near Aiusworth, Is Improving  Under Development. -  Development work on the Mamie at  Ainsworth gives flattering results. At a  depth of 10 feet from the surface, recent  asBoy.8_o__fine_grade_^galena_with gangu_e_  gave 893.35 and $101.13. Assays of  coarse grade galena with gangue gave  $53.48 and $61.72. . The lead is about 0  ft. wide and contains ore that will concentrate 6 to 1. The"paystreak ranges from  10 iuches to 2 feet. It is owned by an  eastern company which has just commenced to work it by sinking a shaft.  The property will be on tho lis. of shippers iii about CO days. An engine and  hoist'.is now being put in. It is two miles  south-west of Ainsworth near the Black  Diamond. '__  - o  ' - THE  LEAP- YEAR.  A Shipment or Ore   Iteady  Tor  Shipment  to the Hall Mines" Smelter.  'James C. Beltou, superintendent of the  Leap Year mine on Rover creek, states  that there are now 9 to 10 tons of ore on  the dump ready for shipment to.the Ncl-.  sou smelter aud a force of meu getting  out more. As soon as the snow goes  away, uight and dry shifts will be put on,  and a wagon road constructed a distance  of four miles to intersect the C it K.  railway at Ward's ferry, just east of Slocan Crossing. - The ledge is three feet  wide. One tunnel has been ruu ou it  for a distance of 35 feet.- A second tunnel  has been started to tap the ledge at a  depth of 150 feet. The property is owned  by the Leap Year Consolidated Gold'  Miuing company of London, England.  THE   HEAVY   RAINS-  Hall  Creek  Ilnrsts  Tliroii<_,h   the   Xel.on  Electric Light Company's Ham.  The heavy rains of last .Wednesday  changed mountain streams into raging  torrents and Hall creek was no exception. "The dam above thu electric  light light works had one bent torn  out on Wednesday afternoon but owing to the unusual volume of water  the flume was kept full and no interruption occurred in the running of the  electric plant. I^u-ge stumps, logs  and trunks of dead trees were carried  down stream and caused a jam atthe C. <fc K. bridge. The water Hooded  the flats but at noon on-Thursday the  jam was removed and tho water confined to its "proper channel. The bridge  at the foot of Silicastreet, leading over  to the smelter, was washed away early  in the day. -  A flood occurred in Give Ont creek on  Toad Mountain last Thursday morning  at 10 o'clock which did cousiderabledam-  age to the property and building of the  THE  KOOTENAY    RECLAMATION  WORKS THE CAUSE.  American   Settlers on Ihe Koolenay ltiver  Claim Oi ISO'S From Thai  Company.  Chief of Police Robert Winearls has  tendered liis resignation to the city  council, and thc matter will come up  I'or consideration, by tliat body at its  regular meeting next Monday.  Thc council has decided to, pay  policemen the small salary of $05 a  month. At present the force consists  of two oflicers, AVinearls and Jesse  Bigelow. ���������- Each man devotes twelve  hours to regular patrol duty aud is  often called upon to give extra time to  attendance at the police courts.   '  The foreman in charge of the street  improvements receives $-1, and the  carpenters and ordinary laborers  employed _ by the municipality are  paid respectively $3 and $2._>U per  day.   " :  Both constables are capable and  conscientious men and are disposed to  rigidly enforce the law. Their integrity places them above taking bribes  from evil-doers who might desire to  avoid arrest, a condition that not  infrequently occurs. Winearl's con-'  duct is rather- commendable than  otherwise, and it is to be hoped that  the council will increase the salaries of  ^constables to an amount commensurate  with the importance ' and ardurous  duties that they have to perform.  0. P. E. APPOINTMENTS.  Messrs.  Whytc awl Marpole are given Important Positions.  Montreal, May 8.-(Special.) William  Whyte, formerly general superintendent  of the Canadian Pacific Railway lines has  been appointed assistant-general manager of the company's system west of  Lake Superior.  Assistant-General Superintendent R.'  Marpole of the Pacific division of the C.  P.'R. has been appointed to the position  of General Superintendent of the same  division vice H. Abbot, resigned. Mr.  Marpole has left here ou his way to Vancouver. ������  It is not known here yet whether any  oue will bo appointed to the position  vacated by' the promotion of Mr." Marpole. Vice President Shaughnessy, who  will arrive in Kootenay in'about'ten  days, will probably" make several new  appointments in the operating department of the Pacific'division as soon as ho  has sized up the situation. 0  For th. past ten days Captain Fitzstubbs has beeu at Port Hill, on the  Kootenay river uear the international  boundary liue arranging a settlement betweeu the Kooteuay Reclamation company and a number of settlers on United  States government lauds near tho northern border of Idaho.  The affair has become a matter of considerable correspondence betweeu the  American secretary of foreign affairs and  the governor-general of Canada, Lord  Aberdeen.  Some time ago settlers on the lowlands of the Kootenay valley on the  American side of the boundary line  made representations to the federal  authorities at Washington that their  homesteads had been Hooded and their  property destroyed liy tho operations  of the Kootenay Reclamation companv.  The last; mentioned concern has received extensive concessions of laud in  the Kootenay Valley from the British  Columbia government upon  tho condition that the area  thus grauted should be dyked aud rendered fit for general agiicullural purposes. Since the concession was made,  the company has spent upwards of $100,-  000 in constructing a system ot drainage  that would prevent it being overflowed at  high water of the Kooteuay. Dykes have  been dredged to a depth of six to seven  feet,where along the river bauk aud from  thence,extending across the valley,ditches  of smaller size have been dug. The compauy has met witli many adverses, owing  to high water, but has nearly poifocted a  system by which a large area of the most  fertile lauds in the Proviucr. will be reclaimed.  A part of the improvement consists of a  dyke that has been excavated at right  angles to the course of the river on the  northern side of the dividing line betweeu  British Columbia and Idaho. It has to  some extent backed the . water to the  southward, although it is claimed by  those familiar _ with the high water in  that locality that the laud ou the American side.has always been inundated at  this time of'yea'r.  The lands of the American settlers are  practically .valueless iu their natural condition and no effort has been made to  materially improve them. The squatters,  some half dozen iu number, claim, however, that they , have sustained serious  loss and havo applied to their government for relief.  Lord Aberdeen upon beiug informed  of the state of affairs by the officials at  Washington at ouce communicated witli  the Provincial government. Premier  Turner and his associates thereupon appointed Captain Fitzstubbs to investigate  the matter. Acting immediately, Captain  Fitzstubbs chartered the steamer Anger-  ona early last week aud proceeded to the  scene of the.dif.iculty. lie should have  returned today on the steamer Aiusworth  but up to a late hour this afternoon "that"  boat had not arrived here.  It is said that Captain Fitzstubbs has  beeu given considerable descretiouary  power in the" matter, and his delayed  absence would indicate that"he is arranging thc settlement of the dispute.  is  to enable the government to sub  divide any county already created as  may be  necessary during the coming  year to meet the increase iu  population.  Eberts claims that the main purpose  of the bill is to do away with the inconvenience now experienced in the  southern pi.it of Kootenay, and, referring to offices, said the registrars  were much required and tlie bill would  give power to appoint registrars at  Rossland and perhaps at otlier portions  of Lhe district. It was contemplated  also to establish a sub-registry, say at  Vernon, also a sheriff' and administrator at Nelson, Rossland or Trail. As  to just where these were to be Eberts  was not prepared to say definitely yet.  The bill went through al  igh all stages.  Excursion lo Knslo.  An excursion to Kaslo and return  will be given on the Queen's birthday,  Monday, May 2J, under the auspices  of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The steamer International has  been chartered for the purpose. The  boat will leave the Nelson city wharf  at S a.m. on May 21 and returning,  leave Kaslo at 7.:S0 p.m. Tickets will  be good for return until the following  morning. The Nelson brass band will  be in attendance and as extensive preparations are being made in Kaslo for  thc event, the.attendance will probably  be large.  Kaslo Lacrosse Club.  The Kaslo lacrosse club has "beeu organized with the following oflicers: Hewitt Bostock, honorary president; George  Morpby. president; Archie Fletcher, vice-  prosideut; W. Dill, secretary-treasurer.  W. Bied, D. J. Young and O. Strathern  were chosen as an executive committee  in additiou to the regular officers of the  club. The membership fee is fixed at $1,  and white was adopted as the club's uniform color.  READY   TO   SHIP.  Copper KIiik .Near  Xelson  lias   a Carload  or lli|_h -;r.i<l������. Ore.  . The Copper Kiug mine, 8 miles wc..t  of Nelson on thc C. .fc K. railway,* has a  carload of ore ready for shipment to the  Nelson.smelter. Four men are working  at present, and this force will probiblybe  increased at the meeting of llie comp my  to be held at Rossland on the 12th of  this month. Recent assays give a icsult  of $71.3-1 in tlM, silver and copper.  There are three olnin-13 in this group  whicli are owned by the British Ame.'i-  can Gold Mining company. The lead is  a good, strong oue "and a shaft is being  sunk on it.  NEARLY HALF A MILLION.  Tlie   Kvporls or Ihe Port nl' .Nelson I'or the  ..Imilliol April.  The following is a summary statement  of goods imported and exported and the  dutv collected at the port of Nelson,  durit.g.Apri!, 1897:  IMl'OKI'.S. ������  Discovery or Free Void.  A find of free gold in white quartz  has been made on a new claim adjoin;  ing the Eureka on Eagle creek. It is =  owned by John Holm who at present  is ground sluicing the claim. No  assays have been-made. The main  lead has not yet been uncovered. The  samples were taken from stringers and  have excited much interest.  LOCAL  NEWS.  The Happenings  of the  Week- iii  Nelson  ami  tlie Immediate  -    Vicinity.  of the  Gold  a two  Dutiable   l-'ree    S10l,7;'.l 00       15. Ilii 00  Total Imports     $117,__(i IX)  IIKVK.S'UK.  Ore, Matte a:nl Hnllion   I'l-oiliicu of lhe l-*m-est   Animals and their Producu...   .  Mii-collancouri    S r__..l(.l 00        i .sib on           1,1171 00        a.Mi on  . Total   Exports    Sl.._.2_.t 00  The Piiltlie Miliary.  The  board   of  management  of   the  public reading room and library desire  to  call  attention  to  the fact that the  books  of   that   institution   have* been j  catalogued  and  are ready- for circula- i  tioii.    Arrangements  have been made j  whereby members,   in good standing, j  may    withdraw    and    return   books j  which  are  kept  in  the library at the .  following hours, commencing the first'  oT next week:    Mondays, 11.M0 a.m. to .  12,'.i0 p.m.:   Wednesdays, ������'..'{0 a.m. to j  D.'M p.m.: Thursdavs, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: ;  Fridays, S.:������J p.m. lo !).:.() p.m.  .11 ay llnild a .<_ Iter.  ��������� (J  A rumor is in circulation to  the effect  that the Goderhani-Blael-stock syndicate  will erect a smelter at  Robson,  bnt  Mr.  _  Blackstock, while herein the early part  of the week refused to discuss the matter further thau declare that while he  antl bis associates hoped to construct reduction works somewheie iii Kootenay in  the near futu-e, they had not formed any  definite plans as to the most suitable location*.  TO BE A COUNTY-  Vlrc-Preililenl or the C. P. It. ('(lining.  ���������J. II. Susman, raining engineer of the  j C. P. R.\ accompanied by C. II. Ham-  ! mond of Toronto, has returned from the !  least. He expects to meet here Mr.  : Shaughnessy, vice president of the C. P.  | R., in,about two weeks time and will ac-  ! company bim on a tiip through ihe district. While in Kooteuay, Mr. t-hangh-  nessy will make au inspection of the rail- ��������� ti;(.tjOI1  j way company's syttem and makearrauge-  ; meats for its impiovement and exten-  ! sion.  Koiilenay (o  In-  IHiiilc'il    lal'i'i   a   Sep.-trale  .lildillal   Hi-Iri. I.  Victoria, May S.���������(Special;���������Attorney-General l-'berts has introduced a  bill into the legislative assembly to  erf-ate a new judicial county, embrac-'  ing the southern part of Kootenay,  including Kaslo, Xelson, Hossland.  etc.. and the Boundary district of  Vale. with power to constitute  supreme and county court registries  and stibregistries. and * sheriff's, jurors,  and official administration districts,  and to appoint all necessary officers  without, however, changing the juris-  f   the   county  court judges.  The  art  is to be  order-iii-couneil.  i  ���������arried into effect by  The second purpose  Mr. George Murray of Toronto, is in  Nelson in thc interests of the British  Canadian Gold Fields.  Mrs. John A. Turner and children havo  gone to Hot Sp:iugs where they will remain for a few weeks.  Mr. J. R. Robertson, manager  London and British Columbia  Fields returned last week from  months' trip to London, England.  J. C."Blaud'y & Co. have taken over the  Outlet hotel at Balfour aud are improv*-  iug and refitting it forthe'summcr trade.-  Mem beriTcif" tlie- Spok a n c���������S CockHE x- ~~  change are considering the advisability  of closing that institution.  Commencing May 1, the management" of the Hull Mines decided to  pay first-class miners $3.50 a shift.  Rev. A. M. Sauford, B. A , late of the  city ot Truro, Nova Scotia, will occupy  the pulpit of tbe Methodist church tomorrow at the morning and evening services. -    '  Mr. W. Irvine, wife, child and sister of  St. John. N. B., arrived- iu Nelson this  week. Mr. Irvine is a brother of. Mr. F.  Irvine and will assist him in his store on  Baker street.  The regular annual meeting of the.  shareholders of the Columbia -.t Kootenay r.nilway & Navigation company  was held at Vancouver last Wednesday.  R. Hurry has purchased the Vienna  Bakery and Restaurant and the building  which it occupies. He assumed control  of the busiuess last Thursday, John  limner the former owner retiring.  ' The C. P. II.   will   rim   an  excursion-  steamer from   Kaslo  to  Lardo  and   Argenta. at the head of Kooteaay lake, on  next Monday afternoon.  -Provincial Constable Wolverton, who  has been stationed at Nelsou for some  time past has beeu detailed for duty at  the new town of Quartz Creek. . lie wi'l  proceed there next week.  The Nelson Brass Baud i.s to be organ-,  ized at a meeting to be held at  the  Fire  Hall next Monday evening.    All resident  musicians are requested to be present!,  The freshet of last Thursday undermined one. of the bridges on this side  of the crossing on the C. <!c K. railway.  Passengers- were compelled to cross  the bridge on foot. . Section men were  put to work at once and the necessasy  repairs were completed today.  A petition was circulated and largely signed last week asking that the  government construct a trail up Kokanee cseek. a distance of eight miles  from Kooteuay lake. It was presented  to 'Government���������>Agent \V. J. Goepel.  who stated that he would do all in his  power to have the work done.  The annual district meeting of the  Methodist church convened in Nelson  last Tuesday, and closed Thursday afternoon. . Many important matters pertaining to the work of this church in South  Kootenay were discussed, If the recommendations forwarded to tbe conference  which commences in Vancouver on Wednesday next are adopted, the Methodist  church in South Kootenay will experience considerable advancement l'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  'Site Jttmcr.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to .my address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States foi one year ou receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch,per  month.  7RANSIENT ADVERTTSEMENTS inserted at the rate oj /J cents per nonpareil  line first insertion ,and 10 cents per line foi  each ubsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned'out in fin.-rate style al  the shortest notice  AODBISS  Thb Miner P_.i_-TIn_.__ publishing Co  nelson.  b.c.  MAY S  111      9"   '.!  1897.  *  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN COS  "COLUMBIA,"  ^_       "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  (118)   All of which are First Class Foot .Vear.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethcrn invited.  *.*.". 13. Shaw, Secretary,  SATURDAY, MAY 8,   1807.  TIIE ALIEN AMENDMENT.  The proposed amendment to the  Mineral Act, by which aliens would be  debarred from exercising thc privileges  accorded to free miners in British  Columbia, has been defeated in the  legislative assembly. In so doing the  Provincial parliament has undoubtedly acted wisely. It is advisable, at  least for the present, that the mineral  wealth of this country should be  developed as quickly as possible. Thc.  enterprise and capital, of foreigners  have done much to' inaugurate an era  of prosperity in this Province in thc  past and may be expected to continue  to do so. In a less liberal country thc  discriminating legislation of our  neighbors to the south, might have  provoked severe retaliatory measures,  but it is gratifying to know that our  government has not beeu influenced  in that respect.  The conduct of. the legislature in this  matter must not be misconstrued by  the alien miners of this district. The  individual who telegraphed to Speaker  Higgins: "Without alien enterprise  Kootenay "will be a failure," is guilty  of a preposterous and extremely stupid  assertion. The enterprise of the  Anglo. Saxon race has built up an  Enpire upon whicli the sun never sets.  "N6~oLher_nation_iirthTrh"ist"ory"of'"th"e  world has manifested such aptitude  and..propensity for exploration and  colonization. The people of the  British Isles have penetrated to the  titterinqstendsof the earth, and the best  evidence of their success is the enormous wealth they have won. AVhat  they have done in other parts of the  world thev ��������� can and will do in  Kootenay.   -  ��������� The liberality--of the government of,  British Columbia should be an object  lesson to the law-makers of the United  States. '-    ������������������       . -   -  571,021 worth of goods, on which but  ,$7,707,922 in duties was imposed.  In proposing that all mining machinery, whether manufactured in  Canada or not, shall be placed on the  free list, the government has justly  recognized thc importance of the mining industry. This should have, been  done long ago. The few manufacturing concerns in the eastern provinces  have been fostered and pampered long  enough. It is well, that they should  be entered into a healthy competition  with foreign milkers of machinery.  The people of Kootenay hope, and expect that the encouragement thus  given toward thu development of our  mineral resourses will be liberally continued.  Xot the least important feature of  the. \w\v tariff' is the regulations concerning trusts. Whenever it shall appear to thc satisfaction of the Gover-  nor-in-Cauncil that as respects any article ol" commerce there exists any  trust, combination, association or  agreement of any kind among the  manufacturers of such article, or the  dealers therein, or any portion of them,  to enhance thc price of such article or  in any other way to unduly promote  the advantage of such nianul'actiirera  or dealers at the expense of thc consumers, and that such disadvantage to  the consumers is facilitated by the  customs duty imposed on a like article  when imported, then the Governor-in-  Council shall place such an article on  the free list, or so reduce the duty on  it as to give to the public the benefitof  a reasonable competition in such article.  TUE NEW TARIFF.  The  new  tariff' reflects groat credit  upon J the  Dominion government, and  proves that Mr. Laurier and his fellow  ministers, are something   more   than  mere   politicaiis.      ft-, sets  forth true  Canadian and British principals/  1 'The feature, of the revision that will,  in  many quarters at   least,   be most  heartily commended is that which  at  last sets right a   slate   of   affairs of  which   Liberal speakers   antl  Liberal  newspapers have complained foryear������.  This was the practical discrimination  under the Conservative tariff" against  British . goods.      For   example,   tlie  average   duty   on   importations from  Great Britain in LStKi -was 22 per cent.,  while   the   average   duty on our purchases from the United  States was 18  per cent.    The percentage varied, in  different   years,   but   it   was   always  . markedly against the mother country.  Under all the circumstances, this was  about the most irritating   feature of  the protectionist regime.    It "stamped  our custom laws with  the stigma of  ingratitude.       The   people   of Great  Britain  purchased  in 1S!)(., $.*>0.'.!)0,2<__.  of our  products, on the great bulk of  which not a cent of duty was imposed,  while on the $U,MS, 110 worth of goods  exported  to the  United   States,   the  ;  greater  amount   paid   an almost, prohibitory duty to Uncle Sam.    On the  other hand, we bought but ������.'.2.070,712  from Great Britain which paid imports  amounting to  $7..'-". _���������>,;*. I 1.  while from  the United States we purchased, $.*5S,  BARNATO . IN   B.    C.  A report conies from Paris that  Barney Barnato is preparing some  companies of British Columbia, mines  for the European market.  Barnato's financial successes as a  promoter of mining companies are undoubtedly the most remarkable of  modern times. In a few years, by his  energy and shrewdness, he. has risen  from a condition of almost abject  penury to an affluence beyond tho  dreams of avarice. He was lirst known  at the Cape as a wandering peddler of  trinkets, but by speculation and thrift  soon became the possessor of several  hundred pounds. As one of the first  of the army of speculators to go to the  Witwatersrandt gold excitement, he  quickly recognized the vast possibili-"  ties of that district, and commenced  operations as a promoter of land and  mining syndicates. As a result, he is  now famous the world over, and his  wealth is estimated at between forty  and fifty million pounds sterling.  During the past eighteen months  the popularity of the Transvaal mines  has seriously suffered, and although  thc Rand continues to produce thousands of ounces of gold every month  the values of shares in even the best  dividend paying companies have decreased to a startling extent. The  Genius of Johannisburg and the idol  of' thc plungers on the European  bourses finds himself compelled to go  into retirement or seek fresh fields in  order to continue to shine as one of  brightest stars of the financial world.  It can scarcely be expected that a  man of Mr. Barnato's characteristics  -would abstain from the excitement  ";-*iKl_".witch'WyT)f'_fcIi^s''.'ocl__U-_cliange7  He is in thc prime of life, and pos-  sesed of indormitable energy and rest,  less ambition. In all probability he  has foreseen the slump thatwasinevit-  able for the over-valued "Kaffir" stocks  and may have been to some extent,  the" cause of the- subsidence of .the  boom by thc disposal of a considerable  portion of his holdings. *' Be that as it  may, he is^stlll reputed, to be enormously rich, aud liis name associated  with the promotion of anv enterprise  is sure to largely attract-the favorable  attention of the investing public of  Great Britain, .'���������"ranee and  Germany.  The extent and richness of the silver  and gold deposits of this Mrovinco  have now become fairly well known in  Kurope,-and it. is^not at all unreasonable to suppose that Mr. lBarnato will  invest'in Kootenav in the near future.  ing unable to meet its obligations,  has been satisfactorily disposed of.  The proposed Act makes it lawful for  mining companies to issue shares at a  discount, but. prescribes regulations  by whicli such issues shall be made.  In future, all joint stock companies  carrying on business in the Province  will be divided into two kinds���������Provincial and Ex tra-I'rovincial.  The latter, which, as the term implies, are those, incorporated outside  ofthe Province, are again divided into  two classes. One of these will consist  of companies organized under the laws  of Great Britain and Ireland; of tlie  Dominion of Canada, or of any of the  Provinces of tlie Dominion. The laws  of all these places in regard to joint  stock companies are very similar,  being based on one model. Such companies can obtain a license to carry on  their business in British Columbia.  The second class will "comprise companies organized elsewhere, and before tbey can do business in the  Province, they must be registered  under thc Act. Extra-Provincial companies doing business in this Province  before the passage of the Act will have  until January 1st, lSOS, to comply with  its provisions,  There is also a new provision inserted in the Bill in regard to the  transfer of shares. Extra-Provincial  companies issuing or disposing of their  shares in this Province, will be required to designate an office within  the Province where shares can be  transferred, and where a register of  thc shareholders must ho kept. This  provision may have an important bearing on thc business of dealing in mining shares and tend to center it more  in British Columbia than has been the  case; in the past. l' At thc same time,  the clause is intended to check certain  abuses which have grown up in connection with dealing in the shares of  foreign mining companies.  Thc Bill changes the number of persons necessary to form a joint stock  company from three to five.  Thc select committee which drafted  the Bill has labored conscientiously  and earnestly to produce a measure  that will meet with popular approval,  and deserves great credit.  TIIE LAND  REGISTR Y OFFICE.  ��������� A Nelson delegate to Victoria during  the passage of the Speedy Incorporation of Towns Act is the authority for  the statement that Premier Turner  distinctly promised in his hearing, at  a cabinet council, that provision would  be made in the estimates at the present session of thc legislative assembly  for the establishment and maintain-  ence of a Land Registry office at  Xelson.  The estimates wore brought down  weeks ago, but- contained nothing to  indicate that the Premier intended to  keep his promise. The member for  South Kootenay, Mr. J. F. Hume, has  since repeatedly urged thc government  to make the necessary appropriation,  but without tho slightest avail. There  now remains little, or no hope of anything being done in the matter for at  least a year. fn the meantime, the  registration of titles to property in  Kootenay is attended by much delay  -and-iiiconvcriieiicer^ '���������������������������"     ^*~  While the pious citizens of Toronto  are' preparing" to crush a growing  sentiment in favor of a Sunday street  car service to the parks and beautiful  suburban districts of that godly town,  ample evidence still exists of their  marked propensity to gamble in wildcat mining stocks.  From . the" best possible authority  Tiik Mink 11 learns that"arrangements  are now being made in London, England, foi-'the purchase "of the., Le Hoi  mine, and that the price at which it is  being considered is -������1,000,000.. ;  PKOFESSIOKAL CAKIIS.  K.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan City. 154  ML. G1UJIMKTT, LL. B., BARra3TF.lt,  ���������   (Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc, Sandon  I_. C. (������i)  GKO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUlt-  Kcon.   Ollice,  hiikor street, II doors west,  of po-tollice, up stiiirii. (571)  ASSAYING.      KOI-IUNS&  LANG.     AS-  snycrs  lo   *.V_ir Kn^li.   and  Associated  Companies, Russhind (351)  S NORMAN & CO., .MINING AND STOCK  . Brokers, llolel S|ioluuie. Spokane, Wash.  Telephone 027. [1051  "VfAlION, -UcFAItLANU & MAHON, LTD.,  IjJL. Mining and Shine Ilrokers, Vancouver,  11. C.   Members Slock Km-Iuuikc 'W0  ]7.   Jl. SANDILANDS, GKNI-RAL AGI.NT  .J.   Fire   Insurance   and   Jlininij   Broker,  Sandon. 13. C.  SW1  SIHBALD  Commission  AND. PHASE, GENERAL  k7 commission and. Fownrdinfc' Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station.    , U0\>)  I- IONI.L C. BAUFF, Mining Broker of the  _J Victoria Stock Exchange of Hritisli Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Ollice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, B. C. 374  17. S. ANDREWS, NOTARY PUBLIC,  J .' Conveyancer, ole. Sole Agent for lhe  Canadian Fire insurance Co. Real Kslateand  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  (5H)  GEO. SHEDDKN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of Lho  B. C. S'ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clienls  interests carefully guarded- and settlements  promptly made. Snares at latest quotations.  355  WANTED.  AVANT ED���������A situation by a lirst-classcook  and baker.   Address,  I-'. G. 1H.NNIGIIOFF,  Pilot Day.  Joseph  LUMBER!  SaiJWard  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. O.  5G7  Nelson Shoe Store  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line of  Spring Goods just received  WE HAVE A FULL LINK OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand  at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices.  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (���������")8.) NELSON, B. C.  ROOMS TO  RENT.  Three nice furnished rooms to rent.  Apply to  (ill .   C. WATi-It.MAN.  PRIVATE BOARD.  PKI.SONS desiring a permanent and quiet  Boarding place, cither by day or ���������week,  will Und it at the M'ootls' Block, on and after  April 1st.       (578) MRS. li. II. WOODS.  Board and  Itooni for man and wife.   Apply  to J1HS. A. *\V. CHITTENDEN,  ((BI) Stanley Street.   .  MI.M.Xi. A til..NTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  t  nSTELSO-N**, _B. C.      [335)  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  USI'IMSC.- aud ��������� - -  COMMISSION A-iEXT.  VICTORIA ST..  214  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SLOAN,  _Mnsri-_src3-. __s_.-3-_-_-_isr_c  <:<>ut ltiver, Duck Creek, Sutler District  11111I Summit Creek iiroitcrtic. 11 specially.  Property 011 line of Crow's Nest Tiish Kail-  road, lot-itleil on Coat ltiver, on list.   .  Corresiiomleiicc Sollrilc.l.  KOOTENAY,   RIVER,  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL.  IDAHO.  _...-5-12-fi  W.PERKINS & CO:  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Vears experience in Miniutf. Expcr>  iciiccii I'rospeclors Furnished on Short  Noiiee.   ..lints K.\|mH<_<I ami Iteportctl on,  linker Street, Opp. C. ������V K. Limil Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  _72-_-12-(J    .  Lawrence .  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  ia: .A. _R ID "W .A. IR _s  A Full Stock of Qraniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. im  GIVE US A CALL. PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.   21. _B^__.__<_:������-_R  S_T_R__������3_E_r.  LAR0E5T and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenav.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.,  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47  Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  482  Pianos!     Pianos!  . THE COMPANIES ACT.'  The committee having chm-go of lhe  I3ill for the amendment unci consnlid.-i-  Lion  of .-ill  laws  bearing upon tlie incorporation   anil   operation   of  joint  stock   companies has   submitted  the  result of its  labors to the legislative  assembly.     Embodied in  the JfSIII are  some of   the .most recent enactments  on  tho subject by both .the fin'pcrial  and. Ontario parliaments, and certain  features of the "Companies Act," submitted  to  the legislature at the opening of the present session.   The .Bill  contains   several important  changes  from the regulations now in force, and;  while it does. not.unduly or unnecessarily restrict enterprise, will'operate  as a safeguard against fraud, misrepresentation and irregularities   in the  management    of    companies.       Tlie  much discussed clause, which required  that before a company could commence  business   ten   per   cent, of its capital  must be   paid up   in  cash, is omitted  from the proposed Act.    The question  as    to    whether    mining   companies  should  be allowed to issue shares at a  discount without any liability attaching to the purchasers of them for the  difference between the issue  and   the   nominal   par   value   of the  shares, in ease of the company bec-om-  The Victoria Colonist is overlooking  11 good piece of news'by not informing  the public as to how many government members of tlie Provincial legislature are financially intorc.sted_.in the  Cassiar Central railway scheme.  AVhile British Columbia is giving  Americans equal privileges with British citizens.to locate and work mineral  ground, the _J. S. senate has under  consideration * a direct tax of ten per  cent, ad valorem on all goods imported  in British vessels.  The Slocan" Pioneer, published at  Slocan City, is a bright and cleverly  edited newspaper. If--the Pioneer  maintains the standard of excellence  that marks its initial issue, it will undoubtedly achieve great success,   y  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers.-  Will I'lii-cliiisc-or l-'iiriilsli Money lo IX.-  vol<)|i .;oinl l'i-������|H-ill<-s. First CIiikk Coii-  iH.i.lioiis in i:asli-rii <JIH<-. iiml London..  Wi-llc ii< InTorc itliu.iuc your |������ro|t<>rt.v  0      315 & 316  ROOKERY  SFO-Ki-A-nsr-Ea,    -    ���������w-_a.s____:.  .      '       ��������� . ..2;.=  w; j. twiss,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET,     -     KASLO, B. C.  (*550)       . " -  SEWINQ  MACHINES  Jacob  219  ARE YOU A MAN?  1 .  If so we can interest you to the extent of  DOLLARS and CENTS.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial,-Land Surveyor.  pmct:  NELSON   AND   EOSSLAND.. P.  O.  140   .  No other mining district in the world  produces the amount of high giade  silver ore as does Kootenav.  "Wholesale merchants are establishing themselves in Nelson because, this  city is the natural distributing point of  Kootenav.  Strike at <"o;it Kiver.  Prospecting has already commenced at  the headquarters of Goat river at the  southern end of Kootenay lake. Several  parties are exploing the hills and are  keeping well tip to the snowline. One  rice .iiirl i ricu si*ike is reported to have been made  ' about seven miles east ,of the Kooteuay  river. The discovery is a well-defined  vein containing four feet of solid galena.  NELSONJ-OTS.  NOTICE.  - Having appointed "W..J". G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or paities   wishing information.  Drop  or.  into the P. .0. Store and see how  it is done.  GKCL^IEie,  NO'S.   18& 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  I__srCO_R__?0_R____.T_E3_D  TZECIE  1670-  plans or price list of the addition  please apply to hini.  SOO F. C. INNES.  will  NOTICE.  Notice- is liurcby given that sixty days after  date I hit und t������> apply to the Chief Comiliission-  <-r of Lands and Works for permi-isioii to j>ur-  cha-L- 210 nixes, more or Its-, situate in West  Kootenav District, commencing at the Northwest corner of lot ISS% G. l.f thence east 40  chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west 4(1  chains.and thence sonthe;_st to the point of  cominenceinent. K. C. tiltKKV.  Nelson. Anril i-. 1S.I7. G21  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLSi WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but., only ask  the favor, of a trial. Onr Hungarian is  acknowledged by ali unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET  50a  NELSON, B. C-  ill  i  i..j THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1897  TEE PARIS BELLE  CHIEF JUSTIOE DAVIi'3 DECISION  BEVEB3ED.  Tin  I'aris It.-llt. Location Valid.���������Tin; Surface It lull is 4>r Hi.- Zenith ..1111 era I  t'liilm are ..Iniiilalni-il.  NEW MINING COMPANIES.  the  L-ist Monday tlie full emit of supremo  court j'id-._;s Liuniled down a decision in  llie suit of llie. N"lson k Fort Sheppard  Kailwny company vs. .Terry et al or, up  it is moro familiarly known, the Paris  .Belle case,, Tbo court 11 peels the judgment of Chief Justice Davie, except so  far as the surface rights outsido the old  Zeni'h chum lire concerned. No costs  are awarded, as Jetry etal failed in so  far as thoy cli-imed all thu surface rights  as well iis'tho mineral. The in .in interest  in the case i. ihat, it established what  "rock in placo" means inlociiliuginiuei-nl  claims.  This appeal was from the judgment of  Chiei Justice Davie, declariiiK that ihe  pl,.iutifl', the Nelson .fc Fort Sheppard  i-nihviiy, were entitled to lho exclusive  possessiou of the hind on which the I'aris  Belle aud Z.-itiiLh claims were located  and rurther declaring thr.t (lie locution ol  the I'aris Belle was illegal and void and  granting an injunction.  THE  IjAND  QUANT  LAW.  The p'iiiiitill's in 1892 obtniued from  the legislature a lm.il subsidy for the construction of their railway. Section live  of this act compensates the company for  any hinds which were taken up under  either the land or mineral laws in blocks  belonging to tbe railway, the crown expressly reserving to free miners the right  of locating claims on such lands. Sub  Ne.11.enll,0 tho crowu on March 8, 18.15,  granted to the railway company certain  of the subsidy lauds iu which the defendants' claim, the I'aris Belle, was located,  and the griuit excepted all lauds heal by  pre-emption, completed sale or lease or  as mineral claims, prior to March 'I'd,  189.., and allows entry by miners wiih  compensation for surface rights.  JUSTICE  M'CJKIilClll'f's OPINTON.  On June 15, 1S92, the Zenith claim  was located by Joe Noel. A portion was  Covered by the l'aiis Belle locatr-n on  December 21, 1891 aud recirded January  3,1895. McCreight iu his judgment gives  a short resume "f tho case, which states  that the Zenith claim was recorded Jive  15, 18SJ2, mul hu in ordinary courts was a  good claim m> to June 15 "���������.)'���������!. The chief  jubtice had em-sideied the claim abandoned in 1892, but McCreight does not  agree with iliis, but c.iusiders it 11 gmal  oluini.iip to June 189_>. It seems plain  t'i liim that all claims held before March  _*3. 189.$, would in no way revert to the  railway.  WHAT    CONSTITUTES    A    MlNKliAIi     CLAIM.  Ou the contention uf the railway that  there is nn minei al iu place to justify  the liieutimi ol' the I'aris Belle, McCreight  stales thai tho. legislature in its ncls lias  made a ilelinition   whicli  states   ''a min  . oral claim .-.hall be marked by two legal  pists pli-ced as near as possible on ihe  line of the lcil_:e i������r vein.*' These words  "ledge or vi in'' aie disjunctive, and show  t_j-.it lhe legihhiture did i.ou consider a  Vfin to be necessary, though it might be  Mii'iident Im- a location. ''Konlc in  place*' means " valuable deposits of miu-  eral." the word "valuable" being defined  ns "capable of being valued." The  applicant, theielere, for a claim need cot  swear to the vaiiui uf the mineral found  iu a place, but merely that he has found  it. McCreight coi.siders it is not iu-  teuded to subject, lhe miner to liudibg a  '���������substauee" between deliucd wall, before recording as the chief justice had  held, because often a large expenditure  is necessary in order to lind tin walls  aud  veiu   between   the walls, und  ofteu  ���������wit hon t-8uccess-cveu-as-to-llie_walls._���������  The" laud department appears to have  adopted u.rule that it laud is worth more  for agricultural purposes thau miuiug it  is not mineral laud, though it may cou-  taiu some measures of gold and silver.  ���������It has not been shown that the lauds  adjacent to the l'aiis Belle were of value  for agricultural rather than mipcral  lands.  l'.U.IS HliLLK, LOCATION VALID.  Auother grouud on which the rights of  the Puriti Belle locators cannot be questioned is the suggestion of bad locution  and record. Tbey obtained their certiticate of improvements on November 8,  1895. PI 11 in tills' act provided that the  validity of such a certificate could not be  impeached ou aiiy other grouud than  fraud. The plaint ill's in their pleadings  . raised no objection to thc validity of the  certificate, aud this, therefore, acts as au  "esloppal ou ihe plaintiffs. The omission  of the defendants to give security to llie  gold commissioner can not, the judge  thiuks, have a fatal effect on their title.   -  TIIK JUIXJMI.NT.  McCreight can not agree with t.he declaration that the location find record ot  the Paris l.elle claim by Jerry was illegal  but thiuks the plaintiffs aie eutitled to  an injunction restraining the defendants  from claiming the right to sell the surface  or deal with itasownersiu fee simple. The  appellants partly fail and partly succeed,  as their conduct in setting up a wrongful  claim disentitles them 'to costs, the defendants,' appeal being agaiust the whele  decree of the chief justice. The injunction, which lhe plaintiffs were obliged to  apply for, aud which is properly limited  ��������� to intended sales, etc., of laud, should be  continued.  Justice McCreight concludes by saying: "We all agree that an inquiry should  be made as to what compensation the  plaintiffs are entitled to receive in respect to their surface rights." Walkem  agreed verbally. Drake also agreed, ex:  cept in believiug. that costs should be  grauted.  McColl agrees with "McCreight and  Walkem. "As. to rock in place," he  says, "it appears to ,.be all rock which  has not been broken from tho"main body.  How valuable its deposit of ore minerals  may be ,,may not be discovered until extensive work baa been done."  f Appeal will be taken to the privy  council.      Miners' Hciicrolrnt Society.-  The last issue of the British Columbia  Gazette contains uotice 01 incorporation  of the Western Federation of Miners, a  paterr-al and benevolent society. It is  the Rossland branch of tho order. The  incorporators are William Gibson, Robert  IJranuock. John Kennedy, John Riley,  Thomas McGoldnck, Jame3 Gii-ick. Ed.  Welch, Thomas Stephenson^and John  McDonald, all of Rossland..  V    Itri'idil    <>r Incur pomf ion*  Trom  Iti-lllsli . ...lumlili. Uuzettt:.  Seventeen miuing e unpauies were reg-  islered at Vicloiin la&i, week.  Derby Mining Co., Ld. Head oflice at  Nelson. Capital $1,000,000 in $1 shares.  Directois, John Houston, Robert E.  Lemon, l.onert������������������ Scott Lenuie, Thomas  Iliglcy Slinking and Johu II. Mntlieson,  all of .Nelson.  Kails View Cold and Silver Mining  Co., 1.1. Ileailf-l-cc nt Kuslo. Capital  Si .00,000 in '25 cent, shares. Directors,  Edmcmd C. Pease, Stephen C. Wing,  l_lou E. Oliipi-iim, Eugene JGyl and  Henry B. Mclntyre, nil of Kuslo.  Gold Bar Mining C<>.,'-_<_. Head oflice  at Victoria. Capital $100,000 iu 10 ceut.  sliares. Directors, James Edward Morton, Arthur Everton Belfry and Jaines  Murphy, all of Victoria.  Gold I' ields of British Columbia, Ld.  (For) Capital ������000.000 iu ������1 shares.  Head oilice, England.  Harrison Black Diamond Miuing Co.,  Ld. Fiend oflice at Vancouver. Capital  850,000 io It) cent, shaies. Directors,  Ben E. Lyster, C.Brydone-Jack aud John  11. Newcomb, all of Vancouver.  Hope Mining aud Milling Co., Ld.  Head oflice at Vaucouver. Capital $500,-  000 in Si shines. Directors, Jonathan  Miller aud Richiud Mills of Vancouver,  aud Robert Juidine of New Westminster.  John E. Redmond Mining . Co., Ld.  Head otlice nt Grand Forks. Capital  $1,000,000 in $1 shaies. Directors, J. E.  Redmond, J. E. Gibson, Max Kuutss and  Richard Gibson, all of Grand Forks.  Kekiouga Mining and Development  Co., Ld. Head oflice at Trail. Capital  81.000,000 in $t shares. Directors,  Charles 1). Wilt, George W. Richardson  and Fenuimore Melbourne Macleod, nil  ot Rossland.  Kim lie rl y Mining anil .Milling Co., Ltl.  Head oflice nt Victoria. Capital $1,000,-  000 in $1 shines. Directors, Hon. Edgar  Dewdney, Sir Charles Kibbsrt Tupper,  lion. Fredrick Peters, John Thomas  Bethnup, Moses MacGregor and Alexander McLellau.  Jjiii-dean-Tro.it Lake Mining Syndicate,  Ld. Head office at Victoria.' Capital  $500,000 in 50 cent shares. Directors,  Geoige Scott, Kate Scott aud F. Hilber!,  all ot Victoria.  Lodesta Gold Mining and Development Co.. Ld. Head oflice at Kossland.  Capital $1,0.0.000 in $1 shares. Directors, James Cowan, Robert Reddick,  Harry R. Dnulop, Leo II. Schmidt,  Orion D. Casselman aud William A.  Brown.  Menomiuee aud Mariuette Hydraulic  Gold Mining Co., (For.) Capilal $600,-  000 in $25 shaies Head oflice, Menomiuee, Michigan.  North American Mining Co., Ll. (For.)  Capital 82,500,000 in -81 shares. Head  i-fli.e, Buffalo, New York.  Shamrock and Thistle Mining Co., Ld.  Head iffice at Vancouver. Capital18100,-  00!) in 25 ceut. shares. Directois, -li.  Byrou.Iuliuson,F.W. Boiiltb'eaiid James  Cooper Keith, all of Vancouver.  Silver Hill Mining aud Milling Co.,  Ld. (For.) Capilal, 81,000,000 in SI  shares.    Head office at Spokane.  Slocan Lake Prospecting and Development Co., Ld. Head oflice tit Rosslaud.  Capital $150,000 in 10 cent, ���������.shares. Di  recto s, Geoige II. Stickling, Frilz W.  Buer, Thomas Parker, E. W, Liljegruu,  Johu S. Clute, Jr., John Heudersun, ��������� of  Rosslaud, and E. T. Bartlettof Montreal.  Slocan-Lftmou.Creek Miuiug Co., Ld.;  Head office at" liossland. Capital $1,-  tOO.OUO in 81 shares. Directors, Johu  Ferguson McCren, Colin .1. Campbell aud  Thomas Anderson,- all of Rosslaud.  Walk Wnlla Mining, Milling and  Smelting Co., (For.) Capital 8300,000 im  $1 _hares. Head oflice, AValla Walla,  Wasbiugton.  JHUBCH   NOTICES.  Sunday 8th May, 1897.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st aud 3i d Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, nt 8 n. m.. Suuday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pkesbytekian CnuRoii. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sundny School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every -Monday evening nt 8 o'clock.  Rom an Catholic Guunon. Mass at  Nelson on first and lust Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Suuday and  Knslo third Sunday.  Methodist Chuucii. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. nud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  FOR SALE  An established   business  on linker  street for sale cheap.  018 Enquire at The Mixer.  TIIK  XOMIMMA A KOOTENAV KAIL WAY  ASU NAVIti ATIO!.' tO.II'AM.  N' OTICE is hereby Riven that plan, profile  ��������� and- book of reference of a branch of the  .above' railwav - from ��������� Slocnn City to a .1 unction  ��������� with the Na&usp and Slocan I tail way near  'ltosobery.-are now on Hie in thc Land Registry  I Office, Victoria. J. ������. TOWNI-EN .  Secretary.  Vancouver, B.C., March 31st. 18!)". (SSD)  RED STAR MINERAL CLAIM.  $20 REWARD.  _LOST.���������On Tuesday afternoon April  27th, between tbe sandpits located  midway hetveen Nelson and the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railroad, and  the C. P. 11. wharf, a tan colored  pocket book containing $00 and papers  that are valuable only to the owner.  The above reward will be paid to the  person delivering the same to this  oflice or sending it direct to  W. do Ii. ROSE,  022 Snndon, B. C.  Notice of Application For Liquor License.  TAKI. NOTICK that I, Andrew Ilriniajold,  will uiM'l.v to the SUpondary Mairistr.itu of  Wesl Kootenny. thirty iliiys lifter (Into, for 11  license to sell honor by retail ul. my Hotel at  Creiglitown, 011 North l'*ork in said district.  ANDK1.W  HlUNGGOI-lJ,  Dated at  Nelson.  II. 0., this  tlrst day  of  May, 181)7. (__'i)  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.  TIIK partnership heretofore existing be  twuunA.1I. Clements nnd A. K. Lott. doing  business ns proprietors of the Merchants Hotel,  linker Street. Nelson, Hritisli Columbiu. under  the linn niiipio of Clements & Lott, has this clay  been dissolved by mutual consent..  Witness: f A. IT. CLl.MKNTS.  Jki'M'-kksox Davis. \.A. I_. .LOTT.  Dated Nelson, British Columbia. April 30,  181)7.  The business will bo continued in future by  A. H. Clements nud II. .1. Martin formerly of  Refill!., N. XV. T. (ill!  Situate , is the Ainswokth Mining Divis;  ion ok thk Wkst Kootknay Distkict.  WlIBUE   LOCATliD���������NGAK TUB   MOUTIIOK  SohkoeokkXubkk, Kootknay Lakk.  TiVKE .NOTICE that I, H. E. Croasdaile,  . acting as agent for Montague S. Davys,  Froo* Miner's Certificate No. GS.-_.-i-_. intend, IK)  days from date hereof, -to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certilicate of Improvements for  thc purpose . of obtaining a Crown Giant of the  above claim. .  ' And further'take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance of sucli-Certilicate of Improvements.  HENRY K. CROASDAILE.  ' Dated this"th day of May, 1807. (__l)  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  "VyOTICE is hereby given, Unit sixty days  __L_N from date hereof, 1 intend to apply to  tbo Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase tlie following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of  West. Kootenay: Commencing at a post nt the  south-west, corner of I^ot 301 Group 1 West  Jvootcnny; thence west. SO chains; thence south  40chains; thence cast 80 chains; thence north  10 chains to the point of commencement, containing ' 320 acres more or less.  HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  Dated 'Nelson.Jl-.C., Sth March, 1897.      (571)  NOTICE-  -..li.. of Application' for Liquor License,  rpAKK notice thnt T. John Riiloncelc, will  1 apply io the Stipendiary Magistrate of  Woat Kootenay, Ihirty days after date, for a  license lo sell lnpiui- by retail, nt tlie Arlington  Hotel in the town known as Quartz Creek in  said district.  JOHN 1.U1-ONCI.L1-.  Dated at Nelson, ll.C, this ->lt.li day of March,  18117. (581)  Application For Liquor License.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. XV. A. McLellan will  1     apply tothe Cold Commissioner ot West  Koolt-iiay,  U. C. thirty   days after date for a  license lo sell liipior at retail, on my premises  lx>tx 1 and 2, Rlock U, town of Ainsworth, U.C.  XV. A.  McLELLAN.  Dated  at, Ainsworth,  li. C, this 21st. duy of  April, 18117. ((113)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Tako notice that T, Adolph Lnpointc will  npply to lho Government Agent for West  Kootenny, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail atthe Grand Central  Hotel situated on lots Ti and 21, block IK!, in the  town of Nelson, U. C��������� in snid district.  ADOLPH   LA POINTE.  Dated at Nelson, R. C, this 20th day of April,  1S1J7. (C10)  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  ���������V__&___SrOO"T_T*V"E"R:, E.G.  WHOLESALE   GROCERS    AND  DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars, Cigarettes  Tobaccos, Ktc.  Prompt Attention lo All Order*.  13_V|  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijippic  IMM-M*  l'I.A!-TKKK������   IS   HAKII  c  VF.W1.Y FI'ltS-SHI-l-.  F-Hi-ll.  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on tlie nearest. Canadian Pacific  Ky., agent for tickets and any information desired.  WM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  661  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  N  OTICE is hereby given, that sixty days  from date hereof, we intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and-Works  for permission lo purchase the following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of  Wesl Kootenay: Commencing at a post at  the south-west corner of Lot \Wl Group 1, West  Kootenay; thence west SI) chains; thonce north  80 chains; thence east 80 chains; thence south  SO chains to the point of commencement containing G10 acres more or less.  THE HALL MINES Ld.  Dated Nelson, B.C., Sth March, 1897.      (573)  To Phovinciai. Land Suuvevoiis.  IS:HONOUR'tho Lieutenant-Governor in  ^ _-Council-, lias been pleased to make the  following rules and regulations with reference  to thoBurvoy of Provincial lands and mineral  claims:��������� ,   ,  1. -All������������������surveys-shall be personally made by  duly qualilled Provincial Land Surveyors.  2. All Surveyors shall use the "departmental  field book and paper, and atthe bottom of each  page of thefleld-notes shall be entered thc date  and signature of Surveyor.  3.' The original Hold-notes shall bo accompanied by an affidavit in the subjoined form.  ��������� 4. .All-Surveyors must promptly carry out the  instructions of the Department in respect to  the character and amount of information to be  furnishedin-thc lield-notes, and at all times be  roatlv -to make such --corrections and supply  siich'additional data as seems expedient for the  completecheekiiig of their work 111 the field.  ' ;">_ The Department will invariably exercise  the-right of refusing to accept surveys not  made in accordance with the above regulations,  nnd also will refuse to accept as satisfaotory  onv and all surveys made by a Surveyor who  has-been guiltv of repealed infractions ot the  proceeding rales.    Q_ B- MA,ms>  Chief Com r of Lands and  Works.  Lands ami Works Deft,  Victoria, B. C, istli April, iScfj.  NOTICE/  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  Sui.vky ofPkovisuiai, Lands.  Affidavit.  . 1 of  a   duly    authorized  Provincial l-dind Surveyor for the Province of  British Columbia make oath and say as follows:  '(!.)��������� 1 -have surveyed   LEMON GREEK MINES-  I'l.ip.rli.*   IU-kci-IIm-.I - Tlmt   He -' 'further  ICuek I'roiii Slot-ail Clly.  Special Correspondence to The JIinkk.  Skciiu City, May 0���������There are several  groups of claims on a tributary oELemou  creek from the soiitb, about .12 miles  from Slocan liver, that have excellent  prospects and on one of which considerable development work has beeu done.  The Black Priuce.gronp, embracing the  Black Prince, Clipper aud Excelsior  claims, is being developed by three  tunnels. Wheu work ���������was suspended  last fall No. 1 tunnel bad beeu driven 50  feet, No. 2, 30 feet and No. 3,30 feet.  Work will be promptly resumed when  tho suow leaves. Another group composed of the Cold Blow, Fiction, First  Venture nud Coupon claims, has been  incorporated by the Britannia Miniug  Company. Comparatively little work  has beeu doue ou these claims, but what  has beeu done produced results of a  remarkable character if the statements  of tbe company's prospectus - are trustworthy. J. B. Somerset, manager of the  Winnipeg Free Press, is interested in the  company. These claims are distinctly  gold propositions and the ore thus far  taken out bas proved to be free milling.  The assays froin the more highly miner?  alized streak of 01 e runs up to almost  incredible figures'. If further development should sustain tbe results already  arrived at, Trail Creek properties will  appear to be small affairs in comparison.  Work will begin on this' group as ' soon-  as the snow permits. The prospectus states  that a trail is about to be constructed to  Nelson, a distance oE about uine miles.  There is much talk here to the effect  that a considerable number of wild cat  propositions- are ready for tbe credulous  investor. It is probable that the investing public has beeu warned frequently  enough to induce accurate examination  ot all properties offered tor sale. Unquestionably there are some Que claims  ou' Lemon creek, evidence of which is in'  a large measure afforded by the fact that  such companies as the Hall Exploration  company and British Canadian Gold  Fields have invested.  (2.) 1 commenced the said survey 011 the   dav-of 1*>   . and completed it on tlie  ...*.... .day of 180   .  ���������<3.)-I-pcrsonally-ran .aU-the_Uiies_nf.t.he said,  survey on.the dates set out in the annexed lleld-  book marked A.  '(4.) The- notes contained 111 the field-book arc  a correct representation of the work done on  the ground by me.'  Ni'.LSOX DIVISION Ob' WEST KOOTENAY DIS'I'lUCT.  N" OTICE is herebv given in accordance with  thc statutes,'that Provincial I.evenuc  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1897. All of the  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by mc,  arc payable at my ollice at Kaslo, U.C.  Assessed taxes arc collectible at the following  rates, viz ;���������  Kour-liftlis of one per cent, on thc assessed  value of real estate other than wild land.  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one and one.quarter of  ono per cent; when 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 over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before the 30th of June 1S!)7:  Three-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  vnluc of real estate other than wild land. One  half of one percent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one half of one pc-  cent. Two and one half per cent, on thc  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax .3.00 per capita.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Ivaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1897. 527  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  Trnn-  (582)  First Class Bar in couiifction.  sient rates reasonable.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots witb Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot witb Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 Vf. .1. <;. Ui.-kKnii. I'.Hln r St.  SLOGGETT & WATERS  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop.    FRONT ST., KASLO, B.C.  Hotel  Slocai)  Oldest and Most Reliable In the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS,  Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  _rlea<_.qUarters   For  Commercial travelers  anfc fl&tnlno fl&en.  First-Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (551)  STATE ORE  Sampling Works  1'. S. BAU-.Y. Frest.  JOS. MONNIC, Sec.  Established  1880.  A general Ore Market." I_arKcst Works in  Colorado.   Modem Mill- and Machinery ut  Denver,' Idaho Springs, and Hlack Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS.  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE ORE SAMPLING CO.  Gold Bullion nought.   347'       Denver, Co'.oiado  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Practical   Miners,  ContJ*actors  and Prospectors.  Developing New Property it Specialty.  Address in care of MiNi-i. office.      009  Builder--,  are invited to inspect my.  stock of  Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Sworn before *!  YY.YYY ...............) "J'rov'ii  101..]  ���������AliciaI Land Survcyor.  Notice of App-Cation fur Liquor License.  TAIvE notice that I, E. _\I. I'eter-, will apply  to the Cold Commissioner of West Koote-  naj\ I J. C, thirtj- days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by'retiiil at the I'etre Hotel on  tho North Fork of .Wild Horse Creek in said  district.  ������. M. PETERS.  Dated at Wild Horse Creek, U. C , this 3rd  day of Mav. J.W, iRSo)  G, D. CURTIS  ^^AECRnjlCTM^r  025    OVEK THOMSON'S' BOOK STOUK.  MINERS and  PROSPECTORS  GoiiiB to Goat ltiver or White Grouse .Mountain mines will tlnd it to their interest to net  their supplies at the Pioneer Store at. Sunca.  A complete assortment of Groceries and  Miners' Supplies always on hand at reasonable  prices.   Satisfaction Guaranteed. (IWT)  TTTG-S  KASLO  r ______tST_D  RED STAR  A LI.AX LI--AX,  .Muster.  :V. CAJIl'IlELL,  11 aster.  Are-prepared to do Towing, etc., and can he  bartered by .Excursion and Prospecting l'ar-  ipply  on   board  Chartered by  ties.   Scows furnished.  For   further   particulars  steamers or to,  C. W. WEST,     0. T. STONE,      C. W. BUSK,  (623) Nelson.   - 0 Kaslo. Balfour.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  H. A. Wilder &Co., of Montreal  have opened" a furniture store in  the Kauffman Block on Baker  Street near Josephine, under the  management of John Lappin.  (62.)  Music Lessons  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  NOTICE.  Xotice is herebv k'vcii that sixty days from  date hereof, we intend to imply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the follou'int;. described land  situated in thc Nelson division of West Kootenay.  Commencing at a post at tho south-west, corner situated in 11 hay inuilow about 10 chains  south from foot of 'mountain and about 12  chains north of Heaver Lake; thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south SO  chains, thence west SO chains to point of commencement, containing R10 acres more or less.  E. HUOADKOOT.  .1. OSTIN. ,  W.M. MoAI-TIl-'It.  Ilatod Salmo, 20th April, 1HI7. (6121  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  for wffiBH am mm  ______D_D__=__ESS 514  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  W. H- PHBLIPPS,  SEAL   #   *  #���������  %   ENGRAVER  Die Sinker and Embosser.  583    3.U Douglas Street, Victoria, B. C.  FOUND,  A new place tc send your laundry  after April thc 1st.  The Kootenay Steam Laundry  will be thoroughly equipped with  thc latest improved machinery and  experienced help.  Whitcher & Cleland     -     Props.  m:i.s������.\, kx. (._.))  G. Q.  OUcha!).)!)  113  ill Mil Co., Li  Strs.  International  and   Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in ell'eet. February 1st, 1S97.  Daily  except Sunday.   Subject to change  without notice.  JjV. ICaslo for Nelson, Aiuswortli, Pilot  Pilot  5:30 a.m.  sender trains of the X. & F. S. It. j{. to and  11 Northport, Kossland and Spokane.,  Hay, IJalfour, .Way Points.  IjV. Nelson fur lviislo, Ainsworth,  Hay, J.alfonr, Way Joints  4:40 p.m.  Close connection at. Five Mile I'oint with all  passeiiK  from Northport  JjV f Ar Northport 12::w p m.*|      "* Ar  ICaslo     1   " .liossland     3:25 p m. \     Kaslo  5:30 11 m     . " Spokane      7:00 pin.J      8 p.m.  -I.v-Spokn.nc-7:00.u ra  ._Ar_at ICos]o_R_p m_  Lv Kossland 10:30 a in .' " "        "-   .  Lv Northport 1:27 p m...  " "        "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage checked to nil United Stales points.  31 GKO. ALKXANDJ-K, Gen'l Mgr.  ICaslo, Jan. 30, 1807.   Head Ofllco at ICaslo, K.C.  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive thc full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the ; sloc|. ntm,  $10.00 subscribers will secure the '"  privilege of voting at thc annual  election of directois.  A. II. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896  Exchequer Gold Mining .  Company, Limited.  A   limited   amount   of   treasury  on sale at  10 cents   per  share.       Enquire of A.   II.   Kelly,  Baker  street,   two   doors   west   of  Bank of Montreal. "   .     513  (119)  BUY yoni" own  WALL PAPER  COLUMBIA k WESTERN RT.  .Make your o.rn choice  anil save llie Painlcr'-  .-'oniiiilssioii  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Large stock of new patterns  Thomson Stationery Go-  Time Table No. I.-     To take effect Feb. J, 1807.  KASTI10UN1).  No. 1 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Kossland    1:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:00 p.m  No. 2-passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Kossland  7:00 a.m  A rri ves at Trail 8:00 a.m  WESTBOUND.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Going East?  If you are  . .   "    Do.not Forget*������  Three liprtait Points  . FU-ST���������Go via St. 1'iiul becnuse the  lines to that point will rifTor.l you the  best service. '   -"  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Tiiul rends via the Wisconsin Central  becnuse Hint line makes the closest"connections with all the tnins-coiitineutnl  linese tcrinR the Union depot there, und  its service is first-class in every particular  TH [RD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and' nsk for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. C. Posi), or Geo. S. Battv,  Gen. I'as. Agt, General A^enl,,  Milwaukee. 21(1 Slark St..  Wisconsin. ,    (;'>70| Portland, Or.  WA������A������AtA?AfAIAfA������A������AIA!  tfi>_t������s^-������*������^������**������'������   Leaves Trail.  Arrive1* in Ilos  .land.  (362)  __I_tIITI_I> . ,.      I  NELSON, B. C  No. 1 pasfcnKcrfdiiily except .Sunday)  J_,eavi:s Trail   Arrives in Kossland.  Connections made with  ai.d departing from Trail.  Goneral Oilices: V,  ���������     Trail H. ('.  8:15 a.m  10:00 n.in  5:15 p.m    7.00 p.m  all   boats arriving  1\ Gl-TEUUS.  General Supt,  VI0T0BIA HOTEL  Apply at Thomson  SelKOM.  Slalloncry  Co's   Slorc,  127  ' Victoria Street.  American and European Plan j ^  EMPLOYMENT   OFFICE  [N* COXXI-CTIOX  ���������RAT-ES, SL.00 and $1.50 Per .Day  Fine Assoi-tini'iiiit of  ������������������\Vr_NI_S.   I-I-iFO-ItS   AND   CK  ;-.!):*.  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West.  e {.00 a. m.  -._). a. m.  ".  . fl.30 a. in.  "      9.51 a, in.  "    10.03 a. m.  "    10.1S a. m.  "    10.S0 a. in.  "   *10.:������a. in.  Arc. .10.5!) a. m.  Daily  Kaslo  South Kork  Snroulo's  Whitewater      "  Hear Ijike '  McGuigan "  Kailey's "  Junction "  Sandon Leave  Going East.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "      3.15 p.m.  "      2.15;p.m.  $ WITHOUT I  HOOPS^I  That means a long w  lasting Pail. W  Its   many  qualities  are; unique.  The price makes it \\  available to all. ,.   wj  2.00 p.m  1.18 p.m ,  .-.-.  1.3 p.m j \y  1.21 p.m I  J.v.  1.12 p.m j y..  # THE E. B. EDDY E0*8#  *������_  iORATED FIBRBvA  Subject to change without notice. -'  Kor   rates  and   information   ppp >  \RS .Company's.oilices.  J-QI5T. HIVING,   , n.-XV. lU.YAN.  0. P. GOODWIN. Proprietor.       2_ll   Trallic Manager. Suporintender.t.  1.00p.m ; ^  ^.^Si xjtss, pAns, DISKIS, SIC.  tfi>  mymmmMmmfls i'HE MINER, NELSON, & C, SATURDAY, MAY 8- 1897,  -fw'irr-���������nrrr"- -  THE  PEACEFUL REST.  "Consider well," tlio voice replied,  "His faco that two hours since hath died  Wilt thou find passion, pain or prido?  "Will he obey when ono commands,  Or answer should ono press his hundaf  Ilu answers not, nor understands.  "Ilis palms ������ro folded on his breast.  There i.s no other thing exprcss'd  Hut Ions dlsQiiint merged in rest.  "Itis lips aro vory mild and meek.  Tlio' one should smite him on tho check  And on tho mouth, ho will not speulc.  "Ilis little daughter, whoso sweet fue_i  Ho kissM, taking liis lust ombruco,  Bucoinen dishonor to her race.  "His sons grow up that boar his liamo,  Some grow to honor, somo to tiliainu���������  But he is chill to praise or blame.  "no will not hear tlio north wind rave,  Nor moaning household shelter uravo  From winter rains that bout his grave.  "High up tlio vapors fold and swim,  Almut hiin broods tlio twilight dim,  Tho placo ho know forgettcth him."  ���������Tennyson.  A DEEAMEK.  ���������Ho opened his eyes. Everything looked  iMicli ns ho laid imagined anil liopod it  M mid look. On the .vail opposito in n  ljinek frame .liuii|������ tlio picturo of a snowstorm from Tho Illustrated London Nc.v3  of half 11 dozen years ngo. By his bedside  stood tlio tablo, with a tumbler of .vntor  and a bowl of fresh flowers���������lilies of tlio  valley. On anothor tablo by the window  burned a dim light. Hero wore a medicino  bottle, somo fow ai-ticlos always found iu  u sickroom, ;i couplo of hooks, moro flowers and a roll of whito linen.  In a low chair near tho dim light a  woman, sat. 1-Iti could seo only licr licad  und a narrow ontlino of hor faco. Her  head was thrown far back against tlio pink  cushion. Jler luiir looked brown, streaked  with gold whero thu light touched it. Her  dress was black. Uo could soo the corner  of a white apron ami tbo curvo of a white  collar iind soft, whito cuffs against small,  whito hands.  Ho wished ho could gee moro of hor. Ho  was afraid to movo lest sho heard him.  Evidently sho was young. That was good.  Was sho also beautiful or oven protty?  Would slie ho soft and gentlo and patient  with liini* or hard and stern and matter  of fact? How peaceful it was in this littlo  room in tho confer of tho groat, silent hospital! Such peace lio hail never felt beforo  in his lifo, though ho had often sought it.  No one could come and worry him horc,  orstaront hira���������or ask liim stupid questions. Ho did not caro now whether ho  grow better or worso so long as ho could  lio in tho silent room, with tlio picturo cf  tho snowstorm on the wall, and tlio lilies  by his sido on tho tablo, and the nurse  uslocp in tho chair, and ovcrywhoro tho  calm and tho pcaco. It was even better  than his room at homo. Thoro his mother  or his father, his sisters and his brothers  would havo continually como, and looked  at liim, and asked hini how lie felt, and  why lio was so stupid, and why ho was  dillorent from other pooplo..  Hero none could worry him. Ho was  safe.  What timo wus it? Evening probably,  or perhaps night.  No light 0111110 through thc blind and tho  gray, drawn curtains. Ho could hear no  sounds from the street, not even tho distant roar of traffic which novor congas.  Should ho spoak to tho nnrso and see  what slio was liko? Ho very much wanted  lior to bo pretty. Ho still clung to the  stupid idea that if sho wore pretty she  would bo kind���������and forgiving. Did slw  know all about him, all that other people  knew or thought they knew? Would sho  forgive him? But ho did not need forgiveness. Ho had done nothing wrong. She  would only consider liim liko other men.  Well, that would ho better than thinking  him "sodifl'erentfromevorybody else." He  was quito tired of hearing he was "different."  Ho turned on his sido again to sloop. ..  Tho nurse 'heard  him.    Sho  roso ai\i  came to the  bedsido and bent over him.  ."Aro,, you   comfortable?    Do   you  want  nnythinu?"  _ a.     _^.    .   tiro yOU? I am glad.  I wanted to tell some  ono why I failed and all that beforo I died,  and  you  seem���������woll, I  thought  I  could  I work and live with  my pen and  keep my  j dreams  and  ideals to  mysolf.    Nurse,   I j  . tried.    1 tried hard.    I bad money at first. \  j Life scorned  gay and  jr.!ly.    But  I kept |  I GtralgliT.     Thnt was  ono of my ideals, .he- j  i canso 1 fclE sorry���������1 sort of felt all women |  ! wero sacred, and unless I  loved  one���������so I j  , kept straight. !  "But a London lodging is not inspiring.  I I begun to long for my books and (lowers  j and   my   coinfortalilo room.    I   be^an   to  long to see my brothers' and sisters' faces.  I I asked If   I  might como  homo and work  ! fn my old rooms.   I received no answer.   1  got   depressed.     My   idoals   got    inLxoil.  Nothing si'cmed real except vice.  ���������'Onu night. I got drunk with the lights  mid the nolso of London. I supped nt a  big restaurant, principally on champagne.  I met ber that night. I never cared fir  her, and I had cared for others and passed  tlieni by. Hho loved only gold and jowcls.  Sho was u lump of Ice. Well, I froze my  Ideals with that lump of ico.  * * ������ * * * *  "I wandered about town, tired of everything. I was ill. I grow worso. Then they  found mo and took mo home. Huw lhey  worried mo! How they plied mo \vi_li  qucMions! J low they stared at me I 'Why  was I so different from others?'  "I, too, begun to ask myself that question. 'Tlio first timo I slip I break my  neck, hut my brothers mako it their business to slip���������gracefully and carefully.  "i-'or ,-\ long time they kept mc at home,  always worrying mo, trying to mako me  tall:, trying to mako ino 'sensiblo.' 'Il.cr.  at last I maiio clicin   bring me hero.'  And  at last I am happy.  * *. * * * * *  "Thero! What havo I boen saying,  nurse? Yon must nob think too badly of  nm. At tho worst I am only a fool. Hnrk,  It, is dawn. Do you hoar tho sparrows chattering? It reminds me of tho country. J  can seo the faint light stealing through the  gray curtains, and the wind is shaking thc  blind to and fro.  "Would you road to mo, curse? I don't  suppose you have a '.Sv.inMurno?' Ho used  to bo my favorite poet. It was he who  mado mu dream, I think. Nurso, I wonder why I havo never bcci: a bio to talk to  any woman as I uni talking to you before? '  Then he lay for somo titoo jiloufc, listening to tho sparrows and tho wind rustling  the curtains together.  The nurse had risen. ,Sho stood opposite  tho mirror and gazed at herself. She  loosened tlio hah- on hor forehead a little,  so that the wavy carls foil naturally on  either side. Then she crossed to tho boi*.  and bathed his temples with some slightly  perfumed water, and gavo him u clean,  cold pillow for his head, and sat again by  liis sitle.  "I, too, used to road Swinburne"���������lie  turned surprised���������"but that was long ngo,  when I used to dream." Dreams aro hud  and foolish. Wo wero not meant to dream  In this world."  "No," ho replied wearily, "I suppose  not. But droams arc tl.ii only bountiful  things in this world. J)o you remember,  :Ah, God! Ah, God! That day should bo  Eosnon?' That is what I fool now. Yon  won't leave mc, will you, nurse? Wait until it is quito day. "1 am afraid my mother  might como to seo mo, and I never fool  comfortable when sho is near mc. I feel  afraid.    It i.s so stupid."  "All right. I won't leave you."' Sho  took 'is hand In hers. ,She know his hour3  wero few.  And sho wondered why God had always  let him meet the wrong women. If she  had met hini before, perhaps���������  II thoughts woro similar. "2-iirso, I  wish I liud motyou before."  She hesitated a moment. "So do I."  She touched his forehead wtth her soft,  scented handkerchief.  "What do you mean?"  "Perhaps wo might havo both boon happier. "  "Then yon nre not happy? Poor little  nurse!" His hands gripped hers harder.  "Nurse, I wonder���������would you���������kiss mo���������  directly? It i3 not wrong or strango to ask  you to kiss a dying mr.n, is it?"  "No, dear." Sho kissed his forehead.  His eyes caught Jiors. . Sho bent agaiu and  kissed his lips. . u  THE   BIRDS DO THUS.  I slept all day.   Tho birds do thus  That sing awhile at evo for us.  To have you _--_>(]_. 1 gnvo away,  *.V_il sutlslicd lo givo, a day.  Life's not so short I care to knap  The unhappy i'.nys_   I chooso to sleep.  ���������H. L. Frosh in Independent.  POISON LOVE.  Ho oponctl his eyes gratefully.  Tho voico  " was low  and   deep and   soothing.    The  thought also camo to him that itwas a forgiving voice. ���������   ,.  "No, thank you, nurse." I nm all right.  1 was just thinking how���������how quiet and  nice it was here. What time is it? Nighttime surely?"  "It is oarly morning, nearly 3 o'clock.  You will hear tho sparrows awake soon  und begin to chirp and chatter in tho trees  beneath" your window. Will you drink this  medicine now?"  ��������� Ho smiled. "Yes, if you like. But, tlio  knowledge hus' come to mo that modiclno  is no good. I don't stipposo I shall livu  long. I don't want to live.- I havo nothing to live for. .My ideals 1 havo found  only ideals.. My dreams will como to nothing. I only want to���������I seem to want to  make my peace, to come to an understanding with some ono or something."  "Hush!    You.must not talk.   "Thero, I  will mako your   pillow coinfortalilo und i  smooth your sheet." 0 |  "I must-talk, nurso. I will talk. IJo '  yoii know I havo been awako a'long time? '  I havo been lying looking ut you. 1 wns '  wondering if and hoping you wero pretty, j  I nin so glad you aro. Lusod to think, I :  beliove I still think, that beautiful women  have beautiful minds."  "Hush! You must not talk. Youwill  grow excited." v,"  "Nurso, you know I cannot livo long?  Well, let mc bo happy"���������lio gave a sort of  sob laugh���������"bo happy for a few minutes.  Let me talk; just for onco. I havo been  silent ull my lifo. -1 havo thought all :ny  lifo. I never found anyono to talk to���������  except Ruby, and sho ran away with another man. That was becauso I was poor.  Bring over your chair and sit besido me.  ��������� Ah, thnt is right." I uniglad you aro kind  and understand me. I suppose you know  howl first becanio ill aud-my'quarrel with  my rolatives? Of courso it is my own  fault. I ought not to have been differcnt  from my brothers.. You see, I was a hit of  a dreamer. I read too muny books whonu  boy, and I preferred painting pictures to  studying law and' writing stories to sitting in a London office. I dreamed a good  deal, and I never went about town liko my  brothers did. I don't know why I did not.  My sisters noticed lt. They were jolly  girls, kind hearted, and thnt sort of tiling.  But tbey didn't caro for my tacitnrn, quiet  ways.' If my brothers camo home lute from  a fellow's rooms, they used to let them in  and help them to their rooms and say  nothing about it. They thought it rather  good sport and were annoyed--.rith ir.c becauso I didn't ever stop out lata or get  mixed up in a row or drink too much.  "I nover found any ono who took an interest in things I liked. Becauso I wouldn't  go into the law or medicine or banking I  was kicked ont from home. Gi.o ma  ���������oinetLing to-drink, nurse.    This doesn't j  "It must bo 10. o'clock, nnrso. Hark,  there is some ono coming! Don't lot any  one in, nurse���������until I am gone���������and hold  my hand tightly���������becauso it hurts a littlo,  does death..., Let me smell thoso lilies.  They remind me of Huby. She was a  wicked woman, nurso, but I was fond of  hor, poor little thin?, becauso itawusu't  hor fault. .Hold mo tighter, and���������kiss mo  again. It is'good to havo some ono to lovo.  Nurso, don't let thom in���������until Ximi gone;  thoy will say I am so di Huron t.   Nurse!"  "Yes, dear?"  'You are thero; that is right. . Givo my  lovo tn���������everybody. .--Toll them I wanted  to hclp.and��������� Nurse, whero Is that picture  iif tho snowstorm gono? I .can't see it up  thoro now���������and I "can't seo your pretty  face. I only sec that woman���������the lump of  ice���������so cold"��������� His voico slipped away,  liis eyes closed. God gave him back hi.���������!  dream.���������Exchange.  IS was siesta at tho mino of La Esperan-  r,a. Andrea was pruning her calico flounces  preparatory tu a stroll past the oilices, ostensibly to take koiiio drawn work to tho  much bored wife of tho munagur, but ���������  will, Ai.d rea was both a coquotto and had  I musical laugh by tho grace of God, for  If those talents are not heaven sunt itis  hopeless to attempt to graft them.  Id was very warm and the air was shimmering  before Jimmy Avery's eyes as ho  camo out of lho cool dusk of tho big adobe  room :::ul .'toed leaking up tho  slopo Andrea was turning down.  Thero was a groat  Jiiiuiu.iug ol yellow jackets around a heap  of red tuna I-kins.'Once Jimmy Avery wus  innocent, good  and  young.  That ho was  | any of  the three now was doubtful.     Yet  I lio was much younger than he looked, and  ! poEsil ly liis face was moro weak than evil.  It \v:::i still  a handsome faeo, though  thc  fiery Mexican   liquors had burnt it a'dull  red.    I.'o was  puffy under his eyes, iind  his cyi's wero clouded.  Ani.:i:i's flounce >truok the little blood  red pile nf skins rotting in thc sun. In a  mon.ij.t shu was the center ol thc fiercely  buzzing: insects. Ono stung her on the  nook, a-.il she ran crying to the secretary,  whom i-I.e saw in front of lho ofllco rolling  liis ci;:.rc;tc nud staring up tho red clay  road ;. l !.ir.  Tho ,,i.Iow  jackets went back  to their  feast, and tiie  young secretary led lu  tho  peon woman, and placing  her  in his big  leather i_lii.li'���������sho had never sat on a chair  feu'ovc���������rubbed   tho  swollen   bito  on   hor  round, brown throat with ammonia, sooth-  ii-.;.   her  tenderly, for  Jimmy Avery was  ttialcr to  all  women   until  they crossed  liini.    Then his <_!imi&ciicss and   brutality  wero such  as   to .mako 'a  moro ordinary  man  who   knew   nothing of   tonderness  blnml aghast.  Andrea's black oyes wero very full and  ��������� lustrous with   the  .Mexican  sun   in their  ' dusky depths, and thero was  a dimple at  , the corner of hor poppy red mouth.  j      "I  never see  you  in Loon," ho said to  j her.  ".Sometimes I go. Why do you never?  i There's lots of music and thc pasco.   . This  Is a lonely place for a protty woman."  Andrea hung Iter head and twisted hor  fingers together: Jimmy in somo disgust  at her sl-i-pidlty signed for her to go, nnd  settled himself back to tho slumber that  had been broken by the clear vibrations of  her pretty hiiigh.  Tbat evening Andrea sat on tho mud  floor, sullenly stirring tho olla podrida  sim tiMTing over0- tho lire of sticks in the  corner; It is not good for one's temper to  sit on u soft, leather chair in tho afternoon  uiul como homo to sit on a mud floor, to  listen to praiscs-of one's beauty there aud  hero to the naked, brown baby, crying and  crying on its heap of rags by tlio wall.  When Limpy appeared In the low doorway, lie knew- by the' back of Andrea's  head there was a storm brewing. Limpy  was the lluipiadur���������cngino cleaner and  night watchman. He was also limpy by  nature, dragging one foot heavily aftor  hini,  Andrea cast a look of scorn upon him  ns he knelt by tho rags trying to quiet the  ba hy���������ho was so black unci so dirty. Ho had  had smallpox, and each pit was brimming  with dirt, lie was fairly coated, clothes  and-all, with coal dust and grease, lie  had a wide .mouthed, friendly grin, and  goodness shone from. ovory lino of his  homely faco.- Tho men all loved Limpy,  and thoy said of him, 'i-I-Jo's white inside  unjway." ..  . lt was after the scanty meal had been  eaten that tbe lowering clouds broke  Limpy listened in patient aruazemoiit  whilo.tho Spanish rattled round his ears  like hailstones on a tin roof.  "But why do  you want to go to Loon?  The baby is here, and I um horc, and"���������  YoU-ji n_il_t_lm..b_.'i_by_!ILA nd. A ndrea.cricd..  IVr.Jstent-Zoln.  Whon ICinilo Znlii heard that ho got only  four votos this time in tho election of members for tho i'ronch academy Instead of .:  eight tho last time, ho' said: "What! I  have really four! I am surprised, for I  never expected it, having taken no part iu  tho poll. Tho election was arranged be-  Jorohand, and therefore it was useless to  pay any attention to it. To tell tho truth,  theso academic elections have no effect on  mo. I confine myself to putting up for every sea!: vacant, aud then I wait to soo the  result .without the slightest emotion. Of  course 1 shall contlnuo a candidate, hut I  not longer pay tho traditional visits. I  paid them onco, and that is enough. I am  again, a; candidate for tho "scat, of Juios  Simon. As regards that of M. Challemel-  Liicour, the customary period of mourning  has only .just oxplrcd, and I> shall wait a  fow days more before coming forward for"  iiis scat. And I shall continue to go un in  this way. Where it will load me to "goodness only knows."  All Forclcners. I  The-   Philadelphia    North     American i  quotes  tho  saying  of a man who is dis- '  turbed about tlie future of his nativo land, j  Mr. Banner���������Tho foreigners are getting 'j  an awful hold in this country. j  Crosby���������They are indeed.    Why, I read !  over a list,of men naturalized by the coi !  yesterday, aud every one of them  was a ;  foreigner.                        -��������� j  An Important Discovery.  Bliffers  (reading)���������Science  now recog- :  nizes a condition   called "intoxication   by  radiation."    Many cases  of  drunkenness j  aro cited in which the victim bad  touched j  nothing alcoholic, but had simply been iuj j  the company of drinkers.           w                   '' '  WhifTers���������Cut that out.  I want to ihow :  it to my wife.���������Pearsun's Weekly.  and  tore at her rebozo with  her shaip,  whito teeth.        .������-  'Sho liscd the same arguments that Eve  probably used.; She was not feeling well,  sho needed a cliaugc, and there was no society and n'o amusement for her���������all women say iJiosaino, in different languages perhaps. "    .  When your wages aro $11 a month* und  Bom is (i cents a pound, it is hard haviug  ft wifo who pines for a change. Limpy put  it to her fairly and squarely. Thore were  tlio pigs nt Marfll, whero his brother was  tending thom. If sho wont to Leon, tho  pigs would boon short rations, and alrcadyJ  the corn doled out was" not keeping paco  with tho appetites of tho unfortunato  swine.J  Andrea docldcd, as was  to ho expected,  against thu pigs.    Faithful, honest Limpy,  faltered when ho thought of them, for tho  pigs were the core of his heart.    But Andrea was hi.. God.    So let tbo pigs starve.  Tho day A lidreu went to Leon in tlio old  diligence was an eventful one. The women  gathered In littlo groups and put their  heads together, whispering of her warily,  for Andrea's toinpor was notablo. Sho was  a" burro, tbey snid, and her 'mother was a  burro, am', hor grandmother, and also wero  they pigs to the third'and fourth generation^ And tlieir wrath had foundation,  for .when In tho memory of man had a  peon woman traveled to Leon by coach? A  woman with feet. There were much Hut-  tori ng of l-obozo and silvery chiming of  laughter, and at last tho old coach rumbled  away down the winding- mountain road,  and out of tho radiant bluo airripplcd Andrea's laugh. "'.."*  .. That night at dinner Mrs. Orton looked  the young secretary full between the eyes .  after Im- wont and said vory softly: "I  saw that pretty Andrea starting oft* on tho  coach today. Did you ever notice her, Mr.  Avery?"  ���������limn-.y helped himself to somo vilo compound or othor from tho big silver dish the  mozci was holding. "Yes���������tliat is.no���������  which one do you mean?"  "I tako very little stock In that wife of  the night watchman's," said tho manager,  a ponderous, heavy footed'.man, with a  large, benevolent manner, very trying to  tJiuo people'.-: nerves. "I was witness to a  most uni-.ioth.rly action on her part"  Jimmy __o!._d bored. What were the  polado to bim? Ho ho paid scant attention  While Mr. Orton spun a woeful yarn of  Androa.s carelessly dropping the baby  among thc burros as they came into tho  narrow di.___.lo above tho camp, laden with  the long h__.il.cr sacks of* ore. How the  baby c-.<i(.���������'���������'.!. if it overdid, was more than  Jln-.my 'Mi.l;. hnve told you. But ho could  have told you that Beatrice Orton bad a  half opened scarlet hibiscus in her blond  hair.  .  Wonderful.stories of Andrea's doings in  Leon w ere wafted back to tho camp���������that  sho had beon soon with a rod ribbon I������:1l.'_V  hair; that sho had pawned the pigs. <yae4  en incredible talo camo, brought apparently by the birds of tbo air. It was that Andrea had been seen walking ono evening  in tho jardln arm in arm with a "gringo."  But it was sadly true sho had pawned the  pigs.  Pawned tlio pigs! Tho interest nnd  weekly rations of corn woro moro than  Limpy could pay. To think of losing  those bountiful porkers.  It was learned ono day, to tho Intense  excitement of the camp, that Limpy was  contemplating a bath, which, of courso,  portended, in tho minds of tho gossips, a  visit to Leon, and, it was hoped, n dressing down of Andrea.  The  momentous affair was over.    Gor-  trudis had washed his ulothos whilo it wus  in   progress   und   a   brand   new  Limpy,  clothed, but hardly in his right mind, set  forth for Loon.    Ho folt it glory iind expense enough for Andrea to rido thero, and  so had cheorf'illy mado ready to walk, for  lt is  but 00 kilomoters and downhill  all  tho way. ���������  j     But coming back Is another talo.    So it  | was a question whether  it was tho  long  | uphill pull tho next night that had graven  | Limpy's face with thoso lines of pain.  j     One afternoon,  having  received   their  ' monthly pny, tho mon wero deep in a game  . of  monte, sitting on tho ground   In front  of Limpy's mud hut.    Limpy himself was  lying on his stomach watching with listless  oyes.    Suddenly  ho  hoard  ovor   his  head Andrea's happy laugh and tho  baby  was plumpoil down on his back.   He arose  and handed tlio baby back, with  as much  scorn as his good, honest, ugly faco could  show.  Sho had como for monoy, which, to hor  surpriso, Limpy was unwilling to givo.  True, things had beon a littlo awkward  when he paid the unexpected visit to Loon,  but that was his own fault. If he had sent  word ho was coining, everything would  havo been ngrcoablo. Sho was hardly prepared for Limpy's attitude. Ho was done  with her. Ho would take tho baby, and  sho must go away, and not one contavo  should she have.  Andrea did not despair. Itwas something to have tho baby off her hands; and  she was not counting; entirely upon Limpy.  A big golden moon was slowly sailing  from behind n black peak when'the secretary, who wiis dressing for dinner, hoard'a  knock at tho door. Ho was astonished nnd  annoyed on answering to find Andrea. He  stepped out with her in tho obon shadow  of a mesquito treo. Flattering himself on  making short work of her, he turned, with  the lust harsh sentence on his lips, to look  straight into- Boatrice Ortou'a' face.  "Was thoro ever such luck?" ho groaned  ns he closed the door. - "What was I saying? Something about iny salary would  not permit of my supporting half tho peon  w/jincn of Moxico. Good God! And what  made mo say she had moro'now than tho  othors? Tho only woman on earth I could  ever care for to hear that!"  If Jimmy had said tho only woman on  earth bo ever tried to flirt with nnd failed,  ho would have beon nearer tho mark. On  coming to La Kspuranza ho had notod with  interest the disparity in the ages of the  inanagor and his wife. But sho liud treated him with tlio most discouraging coolness  and kindness.  The moonlight was flooding tho patio  nnd corral, leaving tho portalcs in deep  shadow. Dinner was over, and tlio two  men bad boia smoking their cigars under  the portalcs, but now Mr. Orton had fallen  asleep in the broad Mexican hammock  hung in thc jasmino arbor.  Airs. Orton had taken Jimmy's hat, of  a fashion unknown to tho camp before hll  arrival, and tripping down to the arbor  placed it over her slumbering lord's face,  for fear, she oxpluined to Jimmy, a stray  moonbeam might sblno in his faco and  make him loco. There was distinct coquetry in her glance and laugh.  Hope was beginning to rcvivo a trifle in  Mr. Avery's bosom,   ilo had thrown away  his cigar, and was considering, with mnl-  llco aforethought, thc whito  hand resting  so temptingly near whon thero was heard  tho sound of an excited voico.  .   Mrs. Orton went to meet the tall, white  figure which appeared in the palm lined cor-'  ridor.���������A-scntonco or-two-wcreexchanged,-  a bit of which Jimmy caught.   Then Mrs.  Orton pointed toward the arbor at thc far  end  of tho patio, and Andrea, with  set  faco, ran down tho long path leading to it.  "Confound it all.    What does she think,  to gain by having mo discharged, with old  Orton sucli-a prig, of course"���������  There was a flutter of luces before liim,  round arms about him and a soft mouth  on his. Was tho world coining to an end?  Beatrice Orton's voico was saying: "Ycu  do love mo?    Oh, say.you do!"  "Why, 1 udoro you!" And ho throw his  arm about her, but ho kept an anxious cye  upon thu arbor, and his arm grow limp in  spito of himself.  ' "I told her you wero in tho hammock.  Oh, Jimmy, she lias a long, sharp knife!  Do you think she will kill hiin?" she whig-  pored.  Jimmy shook hor off (is ho would a scorpion. "Orton! Orton!" ho culled., loudly  us ho rose to' his foot. "For God's sake,  wako up, Orton!"  Mr.   Orton  threw  tho   secretary's   hut  from  his face, anil with, a souse of, being  somewhat rudely disturbed sat up in the  hammock.    Over bim  bent a wild eyed  -woman. \  Mr. Orion, being the most prosalo of  men, noted nothing wrong, failing utterly  to see tho sinister looking knife half concealed by the folds of her rebozo.  "My "good creature,'' lio said'testily,  "modulate your voice whon you.call me.~  I was not asleep���������merely reflecting."  Then this reflective gentloman rolled out  of the hammock and toddled out in-the  moonlight. .Jimmy Avery was racing for  lifo down botweon the red roses; and Mrs.  Orton sat shivering and sobbing under the  portales. "It's nothing,- Avery," called  Mr. Orton benevolently. "Somo one of  the servants thought 1 was usleep. I must  say sho has a voice like u fog horn."  Blossed is he who perceiveth nothing, for  his days shall end in peace. Jimmy Avery  looked in tbe glass when ho reached bis.  room, looked at his haggard eyes and his.  lined face and repeated aloud a quotation  that had struck his fancy in somo long  forgotten book, "Whoso takes a love not  lawfully his own gathers a flower with  poison on . it's petals." "'-And. Beatrice  writhed all night and cried to heaven to  witness tho most wretched woman alivo.  And all becauso she had found tho path to  *bell as stony and steep as others the road  o high heaven.  Andrea that night drank pulque, and  stumbling as she went down tho mountain  road to Leon fell by the wayside and slept  till morning. She lives to this day in Leon  ���������has painted cheeks ond is called "the  nina with the songiike laugh."  And Limpy���������dear, patient Limpy! He  lost three reals out of his wages tliat night.  The baby was sick and he could not go to  work. It cried and cried and would not  he comforted; for the host meaning man  is always a little clumsy with a buby.���������  Edith Wagner in Argonaut.  r  GOT REFRESHING 1.MS  ^-^ *���������' ���������*���������'      -A-NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY-A-  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY^  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.             c          Orders delivered promptly.   '"  C29  :_?_   O-   BOX   88   THE MCDOWELL ATKIS WATSON  CO., "L'TD  e^S-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-S*-������  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Article?, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  VANCOUVER, B. C.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  filELGoM, _il..r, Cowir orCoalProjerte.  WlLLli of piote CoffijiPiiy lo take ore.  WILL EA-iIJLE-.ii--of Electric Steam cf Horse Car Railways  WILL BUILD W_te-..0-..��������� or Float Bonds otl"  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway, New York City  379  Intellectual Feet.  Large feet indicate ability,  intellect,  perseverance and  integrity.  Scores of distinguished 'iiicn have  been as much noted '  for .their big feet as  for their large noses.   As your foot should took.  George Eliot, Madame de Stael and  other supremely intelligent women had also  very large feet.  It is not the size but thc shape of the foot  ���������which   makes  it beautiful  or ugly,  and  the shoe ivom decides ils shape, as well as  .its comfort..'  There is .more care used���������more time  spent���������iu shaping." Slater Shoes," and in  taking the stretch out of the leather so it  will retain that shape, than in the entire  making of ordinary shoes.  The Goodyear Welt process admits of this  fine modelling, and the stamp ou the sole  ensures to the wearer these hidden qualities.  A tag on each pair of "Slater Shoes"  tells of the leather in it.  $3-50. $4-50 and $5.50 per pair.  4-ILKKIt A MEMS, Sole .tgcii-X for Xcls.iH.        -GOO     ._|_KFA KBOS., -txcjit* nt Kiixlo.  Fred J- 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. ���������������  NELSON,  6.0.  ICE CREAM!   ICE CREAM!   AT THU   VIENNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For the Vory Best Meal at Lhe Most "Resonalilo Price ours is the. place. Every  "description of Lunches put up to order. "We are now prepared-to furnish all  kinds, of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Tarts, Lady Fingers,' Maccaroons, etc. Wedding Cakes a Specialty.  _FI_]_Sr__eST5   _B_R_E_l^_.__D    ITIDT   T0^7"___ST  delivered to any part of tho town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  470 JOHN HUMER, Proprietor.  Farley & Simpson  _m:_hi^_.ts 1    _m:_e]^_v.t  A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has   been   opened  in   connection  - with the store, with a large stock ot choicest ;,  FRESH  MEATS.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods    ������#.    Great Variety THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1897  1  =_:-: rr:?==-=i~~~~  Sr=  ==?  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Dellie   Ellon   Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  75n,ooo  3.5oo,ooo  1,000,000  '..,500.000  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  1.000,000  5oo,ooo  2,5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  7oo,ooo  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,500,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,500,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1)00,000  000,000  1.000,000  ��������� 5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  700,000  000,000  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  2,000  fioo,ooo  000,000  000,000  000.000  2,000,000  1,000,000  liOUNDAUY.  Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKIXNEY.  Cariboo t-.'   l-BriasTOKK.  Orphan Hoy   S1.0CAN.  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Amazon anil Tyro���������Nellie Dclenay to Jos C  Harris, ������750.  Felix���������I) I Hancock to Ira XV Black, I.  Globe���������XV 11 Aduins to Ernest DeCaslimutt,  85.  April 23-  Hlack Rook���������J M Winter to Ed land, J, $750.  April 24-  Good Hope���������Michael Landrigan to A J  Murphy, J. ������1000.  Maiiimon���������Plliiskenby to Wm Thomlinson,}  ������100. -  Vuriett���������Francisco de Michele to Norman  Morrison, J.  Vuriett���������F do Michele to Alexander Ferguson, J.  Magnet���������MLGrimmott and K P McHale to  Montezuma Gold Mining Co  Sunset���������J_ P McHale to Ro  April 26-  Sniithrille���������John Williams to Geo A Fans.  Good Hope���������Michael Landrigan to Jennie  ICnapp, J.  Norlh Fork���������David Sloan to Jas D Ryan. J.  Mammon���������Wm Thomlinson to R B Kerr, J,  ?5.3.  Kai_rle Mine���������John Donovan to E M Tetter,  $)_><>.  1! Fraction���������Maclver Campbell to Chas Wilson.  Tontine���������li Jl Walton to the The Slocan  Queen M & Jl Go, ������10,000.  Waterloo���������I.) O Decker to Alice Trcnery.  Waterloo���������Alice Trcnery to Win Thurburn  and F \ K Mountain, 4, ������1,000.  April 27���������  Silver Hell-J Radelitt'c to David Sutherland.  Sultana���������John A Kinman to Chas L Hoffman  8-21, ������500.  SLOCAN CITY'S FUTURE  AND THE JSEIGHBOBING TOWN  OF  BRANDON.  ItuslncHH Huiihck of tlie  Lutlcr Place arc  IIcIiik Moved Xcurer lo I he Lnkv  shore.  B. C. IN  INTEEEST  MANIFESTED IN KOOTENAY MINES  Xc.v l__igli_.il  Exploration ('i.iiiituiiiwt ������r-  Kiiiii/.<'<l in Spile ������f lhe European  War.  1 oo  1 00  1  00  .  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ���������: 100 00  ���������J.-00  1 00  1 00  1 00  oo  lo 00  1  00  1 00  1  00  0 40  0 25  0 ODJ  Kaslo.  April 23-  O K-G XV Aarian to D F Spangler, }.  R O Scene���������Jennie M Harris to L M Lo wry,}.  Lady of the Lake and Hamburg���������T M Gibson  to F Steele, ������12,700.  Little Mamie���������F Steele to McLeod Gold and  Silver Jlining Co.  Lady of the Lake and Hamburg���������Same to  same.  April 21-    .  Paradise���������GooSheill to Robert Shcill.  Porcupine���������Wm ' Jlathcson to Uobt Shcill.}.  Olds, Hill Top and Pond���������John P Miller to  Chas (i Johnson and Chas Hostroni, }.  Black Eagle and Lucky Hill���������Chas Bostrom  lo J P Miller.  April 25���������  Hidden Fraction���������XV D Clements to Chester  Glass, } ������700.  April 27-  Silrer Queen���������H L Sawyer to May Hartson,}  ������200.  Jennie June and Jlount Pleasant���������J Jt Miller  and Jl F Chesnut to W B Ives, 4-5 of bond.  Lone Star, Beaver and Comet���������0 G Labaree  to Wm B Ives, 4-5 in bond.  Robin. Wild Swan and Humming Bird���������J 1)  Moore etal to J T Wilkinson.  - Same, also Log Cabin���������J T Wilkinson to John  JleQuillan.  April 28-  Log Cabin���������Chas Benton to II B VTadsworth,  ������500. '       c  Franklin���������Issue Waldron to Dan McKay.  Humbolt���������K C Pease to Dan McKay, ..  White Chief���������Geo Harmon to J P Fink.  Humbolt and Sailor Boy���������Ed Tennyson to  Wm Bradon, ������100.  Shakepcarc���������Carl Nelson to Joe Masscy, J.  April 20-  Prospccting agreement for lire months���������0  G Larabee wiih A Johnson and XV H Clark.  Prospecting agreement���������O G Larabee and  John Peterson.  Last Chance���������Geo E Whito to J B Wilson, }.  0 54 V  0 51  1 40  2 (iO  0 08}  0 2o  . 0 10  {Dividends paid (o date arc as follows: Le  Roi, ������3__5,000; War Eagle, ������187,000; Cariboo,  ������110,000; Idaho $20,000; Slocan Star, .$350,000;  Reco $100,000; Rambler ������25,000. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Fire have also paid dividends. . . " .  * ICosHland.  April 2G-  Jlyrtlc No 1-0 L Carr to J C Sanders, 310,  ������025.  . Myrtle No 1-0 L Carr to VV II Hutchin, 2-10,  ������100.   -'  Copper Bar, Single Standard, Open Sesame,  Magician��������� W II Jctfrys to the Consolidated  Seven Jlines Co. Ld.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whero no consideration is named in transfors  the nominal sum of ������1 is to be understood.'  Sfcw llwivrr.  April 20-  .    Los Vegas���������D XV Moore to Jl Jl" Perl, 1, ������500.  General Shoridun���������P 11 Hayes to John Clark,  i, ������500.  The General Sheridan���������John Clark to M R  W Hathborne.  Joint live, Granite Flat and Summit 5���������J C  Butlar to J H Chapman, _. S300.  Prescott Nos 1 and 2 and Four Jlile Fraction  ���������WC McKinnon, Hugh Brady, J.II Hartlett  and N K McNaught to A G Ferguson, ������3,000  Fourth of July No (5-Ira W Black to A Tit  Blackwood, J. --  Get There Eli,Accidental,ltene, V and Jl and  F L C���������C XV Harrington and John Cunning to  G A Farini, $12,000.  Cable���������PA JIcDougald to C W Gustafson, J,'  SIO.  Cultus���������Chas L Hoffman to John A Finch, },  ������3.50. -  Sligo-J T Foley to Win W Fallows, 1-32.  Red Jacket���������Neil JlcJlillan and Robert JIc-  Lcnnnn to" Patrick .Burns and John Brown,  ������1000.  Ashcroft���������John Burden to Nicolas McKian,}.  Cable-P A JlcDougald to C Wm Gustafson }  " Linnet and Gipsey Queen���������Josephine L Pollard to Jlichael Mc Andrews.  Suburban Fractional���������I) D Enyeart to Jas  JlcKinnon and C II Locuson, .} to each.  Yuma���������C 11 Locuson to li Jl.Sandilands,  option.  Aurora No 2 and Suburban fraction���������CH  Locuson and J McKinnon to E Jl Sandilands,  option.  Palmit-1���������J II Corey and Thos Shea to A W  Wright.  Palmita-A XV Wright to E Curzon Clarkson  ������20.000.   " - .  Bachelor and Bachelor Fraction���������Chas Jtc-  Donald and John Campbell to G A Farini, ������12,-  500.  Yankee Boy and Stanley���������Lewis II Northey  to the Yankee Hoy Jl & Jl Co. ������1000.  Starinount���������Jlarcus Geo Phipps to It B Pun  nctt.  Colorado Bectle-F J O'Reilly to R BPunnctt  Tallahassie���������XV L Vinson to Solomon Cohcnl  Century���������II L Arnold to Earnest Jleyer, i.  April 21-  Southern Bell���������D Cameron to Frank Jobson,  ������100.  Gething-A S Reid to C Jl Gething, i-  Del Jlonte���������L W Hohensee to Paul Ilanck, },  ������200.  April 22-  .    Paymaster���������Jas A Gnere to S L Goldbcrgand  T Henderson, i.  Jlinneapolis and Erie���������P Jl  Hayes and S  Weese to the Erie Jl & Jl Co.  Gcthing-C Jl Gething to AT It Bhukwood,J  April 27- "  Magna Chart'a, Grace Darling, Renumcration  ���������Smith Curtis to Consolidated Seven Minos  Co. Ld. .      '  Duluth���������F JIcLcod to Lee Davenport, $150.  Albina���������J J. Walter to Y G Goldberg.  Diclv���������J Kuhn and J Hnuser to J M O'Toole.  Concord���������C Connell to Jl E Young," }.  Concord���������Jl K Young to C Hayward, J.  .. Red Horse��������� \V L Root to F Jlallery.  '  St Regis, Outburst, Capitola, Virginius and  Material���������G A Spaulding to A. French, H. C.  Pigottand C Graw, ������ $270.  Forest���������J Fero to VV TrcvoV, }.  Winnie Davis���������J JIGorman toW II Bogan.  Sheep Creok���������F .Madden, to J S Clute, jr, 1...  Golden Hair��������� C R Hamilton to Kootenay &  .Slocan Prospecting and Promoting Co. }.  Superior No 4���������R M Grogan to samo company.  Ophir. Gleneoe }, Sunlight i-F XV Rolt to  same company.  April 28- ���������     ',  Coyote -Fraction���������0 Dover to It Brannack.  Stratford���������H Fohlin to I llarkman,j  April 20-  Red Horse���������Franklin Jlallery to C C Sanders, 1-15.  Red Horse���������Franklin Jlallery to C C Sanders  and FL Samson, 1-15.  Red Horse���������Franklin Mallery to V I) Garret, 2-15.  Red' Horse���������Franklin Jlallery to William  Schmidt, 2-15.  .Red Horse���������Franklin Jlallery to FL Samson,  1-15..  Red Horse���������Franklin Jlallery to C J Hansen,  1:15.  Grand���������T. L Workman to S J Graham,^.  Royal Calcutta. Grand and Clyde���������S J Graham to Jlrs. AdeliaStussi, J in each.  Burlington Fraction���������S J Graham to Mrs.  Adelia Stussi. }.  Buffalo No3-J M Harris to David Stussi.  Special Correspondence to '1'iiK JIixkii.  Slocnn City, May 6.���������"Within thc past  few weeks this towu bus increased from a  few houses surrounded by mauy tents to  n substantially built up commuuity of  handsome buildings. For a time the  difficulty of securing lumber retarded  building operations and while tbis is  true even now, the supply is much more  extensive and regular, and buildings of  a pretentious character are now goiug up  in every direction. In a short time the  hotel accommodation will be equal, if not  superior, to most of the large towns in  Kootenay. The for a time iival town of  Brandon is now in eclipse, there being a  pretty general  EXODUS TO SLOGAN CITY.  Several hotels in Brandon will move  their buildings although Mr. BrandoD,  the origioal owner of the townsite, has  raised the question as to the right to  move buildings elsewhere, claiming that  they nre fixtures. Whether tbis point  will stand the test ornotcannot be safely  predicted, tbe complication bein-j that  Mr. Brandon has uot yet secured title  to bis property. It is generally believed,  however, that Mr. Brandon's claim that  tbe buildings are fixtures and canuot be  removed is sound, as he at first home-  steaded tbe property and afterwards applied to the government for the right to  purchase the land for a townsite. If bis  title is not perfect now it"'will become  perfect when his application to purchase  is acted upon.  Thc confusiou as to titles in Slocan  City has beeu avoided by a settlement of  all disputes and while sales continue to  be made by contract and not by deed,  this is uot due to any defect in Ihe title,  but to tbe fact that as lots are being sold  iu various places, Nelsou, liossland, Trail  and other points, deeds are u.>t giveu until it is determined whether other agents  have disposed of them or not.  The telegraph line from the north is  now completed and in operation.  SYSTEM OF WATER WORKS.  Negotiations are now in progress for  tbe establishment of water works and  electric light plants. Those familiar  with Springer creek say that nt the lowest stage there are 1,200 miner's inches of  wat' r iu that stream. The fall of the  creek is very rapid aud there will'be no  difficulty in securing high pressure for a  gravity water system. Seattle, Wash.,  men are now investigating the matter  aud it is altogether probable that they  will act quickly.  CLEARING THE TRAIL.  There is some talk of clearing the trail  between this city and Slocan Crossing of  wind falls so that it will be open to traffic  by pack horses, but uotbing will likely  be done on account of the approaching  construction of the branch railway.  DELAYED FREIGHT.  The greatest cause of complaint here is  the delay iu handliug freight at Trail and  Lorthern points. A good deal of freight  is delayed at Kaslo. It is a common occurrence for shipments from Spokaue to  be delayed three weeks. Consignees  have grown tired of making complaints  and resign themselves to tbe fate of wait-  ing-the slow-pleasure of-tbose-who-could-  facilitate these things if the would.  Notice  To Prospectors.  POKTY PACK ANIMALS.  THE LONDON MINE.  Will Shortly Ship a Cai-louil or Uigli-t'raile  Ore Weekly.  General Manager T. G. Procter, of the  London - Hill mines, came down from  Kaslo during tbe week. , He reports satisfactory progress of the development  work at the mine. About forty feet of  work remains fo be done in order to  connect the upper and lower workings.  Tbe ore showing has improved, there  now being a continuous shoot of eighty  feet, averaging about four feet in width.  As soon as the trail from Bear lake to  the mine is in better condition for packing, a. carload of high-grade ore will be  shipped weekly. ' All ore of less value  thati GO ounces'per ton will be left on the  dump until a tramway is constauct-d  from the mine to tbe Kaslo and Slocan  railway track. A force of men are now  employed at tbe London, under the  superintendence of William Roberts,  formerly superintendent of the Blue Bell  mine." Major Von Monkerke,  superintendent,'1 bas decided  well-deserved lest during  Eeason.  formery  to take a  the summer  To lie llscil lo Carry Supplies l������ llie While  liruusc District.  There is hardly a doubt that before  tbe end of the year the AVhite Grouse  district will be known as one of the richest mineral centers of British Columbia.  White Grouse mountain is about seventeen miles southeast of Pilot Bay aud in  the heart of a mountainous country that  extends from Kootenay lake to tbe valley  of the Upper Kootenay river. The district is reached by a trail built eastward  from Granite creek last year, but because  of its distance from the lake its development has been greatly retarded by lack  of. adequate transportation facilities.  However, much prospecting has beeu  done there and a number of high grade  and strongly defined copper aud silver  veins have been discovered. Some of  the claims havo beeu opened up witb  such satisfactory results tbat tbe owners,  some half dozen in number, have spent  the., entire winter there without once  returning to civilization.  Owing to the altitude of tbe district  the snow remains on the ground until  late in June, but preparations are already  being made this year to pack in supplies  on an extensive scale. W. K. Ramsdell,-  the representative of-a Montaua syndicate, has arranged for the importation uf  forty pack animals which are due to  arrive at Sanca next week. During the  open season they will be used for carrying provisions into the district and on  return trips, will be loaded with high  grade ore. This train will be kept on  the trail constantly until snow (lies again.  The White Grouse Mountaiu ore is  principally a bigh grade copper ore,  carrying both gold and silver. All the  principal claims are on one ledge, which  is located for nearly  though there are many other promising  ledges  with quartz ledges and stringer?.  The"Co"per King Miuing coinpan  which is largely composed of MoutatiH !  miuing men, owns fourteen claims iu the '  district, principal among which are the I  Copper King,- Storm King and the Gold '  King. This company has made esten-;  sive preparations for working their claims I  during the winter, and will do consider-'  able development work on two or three [  of their principal properties. j  Baltic Chambers,  London, E. C, April 21.  The Easter holidays have been ludely  interrupted by the formal declaration of  war in the East but the stock markets  have received the shock so calmly that it  would seem as if the worst had been  fully discounted. Of course prices are  generally lower than they were, and it is  uot everyone who considers that further  complications are likely to be prevented  by tbe powers, Certainly a feeling of relief is shared by many people who argue  tbat success by Turkey will most conduce to a satisfactory arrangement with  the Balkan States for a policy of nou-  iuterventiou. The absence of alarm is  therefoie a gratifying feature, and if the  concert of Europe remains unbroken, a  revival of business may be anticipated.  Wall street od the other hand has taken  a pessimistic view o' tbe situation eveu  to the extent of indulging iu a semi-panic  ou Saturday, but New York has perhaps  exaggerated matters..  I learn that some of tbe leading brokers are discussing (in a tentative spirit  possibly), the advisability of creating a  proper market for British Columbian  miues. The Stock Exchange is recoguiz-  iug that South Africa aud other formerly  prominent' mining centers are played out  for time aud that developments in your  Province may soon deserve better attention.  Mr. Grant-Govan, the promoter of the  Gold Fields of British Columbia, limited,  will leave here for British Columbia early  iu 51 ay.  I have just learned that the Galena  Miues, Ld., will exhibit a number of fine  mineral specimens of Kooteuay ore at  the coming Brussels exbibitiou.  The Financial Times, the Globe, and  Money have lately published articles  upon British Columbia. Having read  them carefully, I caunot say tbey are  strikingly original, but each paper deals  with the subject carefully, their respective remarks beiug mainly based upou  the late report of thc minister of mines.  The maiket remains steady for Hall  Mines shares at li to lj|, also for Vancouver Syndicates at 5i to 6 premium,  and Biitish Columbia Financial Trust  are beiug dealt in at about par, the  Founders' shares being about ������o.  The British Columbia Loan Properties  Syndicate bas beeu registered with a  capital of ������1,000; the British Columbia  Electric Syndicate with ������75,01)0 iu ������100  shares, the object of the latter being to  subscribe towards the British Columbia  Electric railway. The Waverley aud the  Diamoud Jubilet mines, Ld., have each  been registered with a nominal capital of  ������100 ouly.  Brit'sh Columbia bonds have fallen  about 4 points to 115 because notice is  given of an alteration in the terms for  receiving tbe 6 and IA per ceut. bonds for  conversou iuto 3 per ceut. inscribed  stock. In future 6 per cent, bonds will  uot be received aud the-i per ceut. bonds  will be exchaoged at the rate of ������115 per  cent, instead of ������120 as formerly.  In his paper, read before the Royal  Colonial Institute iu London, ou April  13, Sir Donald Smith, high commi.siouer,  gave, a most hopeful account of the enormous tract of country which, before  the era of the Canadian Pacific Kailway,  was largely au inaccessible waste. This  part of Canada seut to England, he said,,  20,000 head of cattle last year, aud the  shipments^ dunng_ the_._coming season_  promise to be eveu larger. - Only a fringe  of the fertile land, however, is occupied.  There are millions upon millions of acres  yet available only waiting to be cultivated to produce most of the products oi  the temperate ���������zone. In 1S95 the '25,000  farmers of Manitoba alone raised over  60,000,000 bushels of cereals iu addition  to0the other products of the farm. In  regard to B-'itish Colnmbia, Sir Donald  coufirmed thestatemeutswhich have been  made as to its prospects as a gold-benriug  region,'1 prophesying for the country a  future not inferior to that of South  Africa and Australia. Speaking generally of the Dominiou he said that what is  most needed was more people aud more  capital, aud he promised for all who  might e i igrnte a wiirni welcome and n  'fair prospect of obtaining a competency.  576  If you must prospect, get a decent pair of Boots to prospect in.  We can give you a Boot that will stand prospecting Boots for  Infants, I'or Children, for Women and Men.  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Street.  _N"ELSO_I_T  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  C _jAHAr.TEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE. ,���������  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  E. 5. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  nines in all parts oi the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po not Moijkei) with Wild Gats.  Will be pleased to  answer any business  enquiries.  M. Pes Prisay &Co.  Grocery and Provision  IMIE _RO_E3:^__._3_NrTS  -tSTELSO-CSr,  ..Wi  IB- O.  M..R. SMITH ���������&��������� CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  -W^ITIE   FOB   PEICE   JJIST_  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (2.2)  NEW .ROUTE TO FORT STEELE.  ^__.ss.i__.^ri-isr(__3-  -������> _C, U T   R At E S*������<-  1 am  prepared, to mal.e  accurate and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  Silver,  Gold,.  Ores mav  full.    Tlie  S ..r.O  .. LtX)  following rates: -  Silver and gold, SI.00   Silver, lead, gold and copper, S2.00  Copper*,...- I .CO   Silver, lead and gold  1.50  il  be sent, by mai1 or  charges-"for the  express and all  must  ���������barges must be prepaid in  uso  Willi   Unix.   Trail 't'rnm   lioiiii-'r'*   IVrry  Hit; Sliorlc.t Home.  The rush of miners and prospectors  this vear to the Fort Steele country will  almost amount to a ..Iniiipede. and Bonner's Ferry will be one of the principal  outfitting points, says the Kootenay Herald. ' ��������� ^ . - ' '-' " .. -  -. Although the season has-hardly opened, parties are arriving heie almost daily  aud leaving for Fort Steele over the ulltl  Wild Horse trail, which is easily GO miles  the shortest route iuto the camp-.  Realizing the importance- of securing a  legitimate proportion of this year's travel  lo the East Kootenny, the business men  of Bonner's Ferry have gone to Ihe expense and trouble of advertising thej  Bonner's Ferry route. ' j  The Wild llorse trail, which runs from ]  Bonner's Ferry to -Foit Steele, has been j  traveled over 10 years, or ever since thg |  placer excitement on Wild Horso creek, j  above Fort Steeie, in the early CO's. 31 il-!  linns of dollars iu gold were taken out of I  the Wild Horse .placers, and thousands I  of men traveled over the trail between ;  what is now Eonner'p Ferry aud the:  Wild Horse diggings   The trail has been I  seven mile= al-! nse^ eTer Slnce l"e "aJ'!* of lts earl>' con"-!  "' *      struction,  aud  is in an excelleut condi-!  anill the county is fairlv streaked i ������on. as an old, well beaten trail  is _ sure '  ��������� '-   - -J     -      - ; to be.   There  are no steep mountains to.  | climb, and there'is no lack of "feed and .  i water along the trail for stock. j  Uo.-litmr. ..l-isMrjile.  George Albeit .Ionian, who was  -���������ecoiiiiiieinl. .1 for thu position (1f police t  magistrate <'f Kossland by the: city;  council, lias been appointed by thc. |  I'rovincial troveriniH'iit. His salary !  will be .������������������ninf.-i vear. |  accompany the  sample.  Money furnislicd to prospectors to develop their claims for  same. Claims bought anel sold. Good prospects siockeel.  are invited to correspond with 'me. '  WALTER J. BROWN -      -      nklson, b. c  in interest in  Prospectors  608  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat: Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  ._*.���������   Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with.  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.   ;  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    530  Thos. Dium ������ Co., L'd.  ; in  Al  DEALERS IN  i>  JXLW   ,  IS Alt AMI SU-.KT  L.  II-0.\. ..mOtS' I'HKS, I-._K A.M������   SHEET STEEL,  ..IIM-KS' SHOVELS. WIKK K-lfES, MA ML LA  KOPES,  "i    HV.NA.MITE   nSEAXDfll'S.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  (���������33)  CO.'S  Write for Quotations.  "V  QUICKSILVER.  Cable Address. "Dunn."  A._]_>rCOTJ"V"_E_E?^  __B.   C THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1897.  MINING TRANSFERS.  M'OUNE   TO   OPERATE   SPKIN_.EE  OEEEK   PKOPERTI.  lll^li   Krnilc Oil-   ami   l.ol*   ol������ II  in   llie  .'niiiii.l  Thai  He Has Arrniixcil  \.n'". .T^J ������������������������ . '". tn Purchase.  Special Correspondence lo Tiik _Mini.:k.  Slocan City. May G.���������Two of tbe most  important mining deals tbat bave occurred tbis year in tbis section were consummated Monday. E. J. McGuue, of  Salt Lake City, brotber of A. W. McCune, main owner of tbe celebrated  Payne mine near Three i'oi ks. gained control of Lexington, Polly, Sunnyside  (forming one group), Bominz.., I. X. L.,  Slocan Belle and Excelsior claims (forming another group.) Tbe exact price is  not known, although the bills of sale  give $20,000 as the cousideintion for the  first grcup,, together witb stock in the  company to be organized, and 325,000  for the secood group with stock. The  fact that E. J. McCune is an experienced  mining man and is associated with his  brother in many mining properties afi'ords  proof that these properties were not  merely secured for speculative purposes.  . All of these claims are located on  Springer creek, about two and a half  miles from Slocan City. The claims in  the first group are ali on one lead. Development work has been done only on  the Lexington. This work disclosed a  vein about four feet wide, containing a  streak of very highly mineralized ore  eight inches wide and assaying 440  ounces of silver and .$24 iu gold. The  ore is dry.  The second group is located about two  miles north-west of the first. The I, X.  L. lead is six feet wide, all well mineralized. There is a streak one foot wide  which assays show contain G40 ounces of  silver and $145 in gold, a proposition  which, if further development proves  that it is a stayer, will line up with the  very finest in the Kooteuays. Tbe Excelsior i3 on the same lead, and the Slocan Belle is an extcution of tiie lead of  the Morning Star.  The Bonanza is on a separate vein three  feet wide, containing a rich streak assaying 3S7 ounces in silver and S12 in gold.  These properties will be developed  this summer as rapidly as money and  men can do the work, and doubtless they  will be shippers by the time the Slocan  City branch railway is completed.  THE QUEES'S   JU UTIIDAV.  Very pretentious plans are being prepared for the celebration of the Queen's  Jubilee. A fund of nearly ���������U,000 has  been raised to provide prizes for sporting  events and to pay expenses. The baseball ground is now being cleared and a  lively game is anticipated. There will  also be a game of lacrosse, as well as  other events not yet finally arranged for.  Slocan City proposes to be along with the  leaders in this celebration so far as Kootenay towns are concerned. The indications are that very large crowds will come  here from Sandon, New Donver and  other poinls.  PKOSPEOTING HAS COMMENOED.  There is considerable prospecting going on in the vicinity of this city on the  west side, where the snow bas disappeared from all but the" highest moun  tains. One man this week returned with  specimens of good appearance from a  lead found witbin two miles from  Slocan City, Prospectors are almost  daily starting out. Every steamer brings  in large numbers of people, many of  whom will go.into the mountains, The  tide of investors or agents for investors  is swelliog. F. Aug. Heinze has estab-  an assayer here.  A BUILDING JJOOM.  Building continues to go ou slowly because of the lack of lumber. The small  _steamer_.-which-now_handles-tlie-bulk-of-  the trade on the lake is bringing a scow  load every day. but this is not adequate  to the demand. Were the supply of  building mateiial cot thus limited, there  would be twice as many buildings in  course of construction. Most of the  buildings are of a substantial character,  differing in this' respect from those recently erected in new booming towns.  Four pretentious hotels are nearly completed, thess being in addition to those  which were adequate to take care of the  travel in tbe early part of the year. Everything indicates that the coming of the  railway, and the mauyclaims.that will be  developed iu anticipation of convenient  transportation facilities, will impart an  activity to this city that will push it forward to beiug one of the largest and  most bustling communities iu the Kooteuays. The site is an ideal one. The  streets are wide and level. The clearing  is progressing rapidly.   -        e  GKXEI-ATi NE.V.S--.OTI..S.  ytringers and planking for the railroad  wharf began to arrive this week. The  work of driving.piles progresses slowly.  This is due to the fact that the driver.is  lifted by horse power instead of steam.  However, the driving is uot difTicult.-  A bridge about 300 feet long is iu  pro-  . cess   of   construction    across. Springer  creek between Slocan City and Brandon.  It will   be  completed   before   the high  water seasou.  - The hotels Park and  "Victoria, now lo-  - "bated in the central part of Brandon will  lie moved bodily to lots near Springer  creek, fit tbe Brandon end of the bridge.  Frank Watson, the owner of the Ar-  - lington, was here this t week and continues to be greatly pleased for the outlook for his hue property.  Much interest is takeu in the n<-w  steamer the Canadian Pacific is building,  because the present facilities are neither  convenient nor speedy. Then, too, once  the new line is in operation, the delay in  freights will be largely obviated, as the  cars will be brought here on barges, thus  avoiding re-shipmeut.  Much complaint is made regarding the  extremely dilatory mail service between  Slocan City and other towns iD tbe Kooteuays. Twelve days is not an unusual  period required to transport a letter from  Nelson to this point via Kaslo. There  does not appear to sound reasons why  thi3 should be done. There is now triweekly service, and a daily service has  - been applied for. '  The first issue ofthe new weekly, the  Piotfeer.' appeared Saturday last. It is  a very attractive paper. The mat'er iu  the first issue, amounting to 10 columns,  was all home work. The paper made r  distinct hit, and.is on lhe highway of  Eolid prosperity. JL. D. Cowau.is editor  and J. 0. McEadden, business manager.  Whore no consideration  is named in transfers  Lho nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  Xelson.  April 30-  MoPlioe-C A McAnnlly. U 3.1 Perdue, M IB  Heath ��������� F It Morris and T XV Coloinan to J I.  Miller, trustee for MePhee Developnient Syndicate, .������:j5l).  Hen Hur���������F A Brewer to E Morrison,  Martha���������Gill tinkle to same.  Haley, Monitor���������1) Cameron to A Ilrcmncr 1.  Mountain Chief���������1' A Silverstone to 11 Epstein, i, 3150.  Snow Bank, X Hay, Cu'oan Queen nil. Iliun-  miiiK Bird :|, Comet J��������� XV Perkins lo W Gillis,  ������2.'ioo.  Snow Uird, X Ray, Humming Bird. Comet���������  P Perkins and J Perkins to -nine $2,1100.  Lake View���������.1 Andrews to M Burns, 1, g.i.  May 1-  Noontido���������G II MeCrew to .V 11 Sherrod.  Morning Star,  Silver Queen��������� If V Uavies to  \V 11 Sherrod,  Invincible���������A K Price to A 11 Kelly, ���������'.-,  Gold Issue���������G II Colwell to A 11 J.ell v. $1 W.'  Hismark ���������G Sohwiiikc to T Bennett, A.  May 3-  Tamarack Fraction���������J XV Johnson to J P  Swedberg, A  Boston,  Silver Chief, Silver Crown���������Ilenrv  Diihamel, J Diihamel and Horace Diihamel to J  Wilson, bond ������100 down; ������S00 July 'Jl.  May 1-  lli lo 1���������J C.won to T j.IcICelvey. J.  Klilorado, Old Dominion���������M .1 Downs to \V II  Lambert, 1-10. SoO,  Montana King, Montana Belle, Silver Tip,  Minne. Wonderful, Montana Bill���������W Pf ifer  to C Behrm-in. .1.  McKinley, Magna Charta���������D XV Skinner to  T Avison. i.  Iowa, Tennessee���������F* B-.'ldin, C Anderson, K  SI Peters, P Bene and J T Price to J AleCreath  Xo 1���������A Ciinis and G Gurd, notice of option.  May 5-  Old Bill���������II  Stevenson  to thn Yankee Boy  M & _\I Co !)!)!),l)nr shares of stock.  Mary Ann���������TMcLean loG Wilson, ���������'��������� $100. '  Ben ITur. Martha���������1_ Morrison to It M White  and A M Wil.liirc, $2500 cash and 100,000 shares  in Seine ltiver M & D Co.  May 0-  Mcna���������W It Hall and XV J Noble to A B  Buckworth, ������275.  North Star- G M Lightbody loS J McCorkoil  .., ������..0.  Old Dominion, Eldorado���������W A. Gilliher to N  T McLeod 1-5.  Mojavc���������Same to same, ������.  Old Dominion, Eldorado���������Same to \V B Barclay, 1-5.  Gold Hill J, War Eagle V���������John A Turner to  W A Jo wet t.  Gold Leaf, Copperhead���������John P Swedberg to  XV A Jowett, J.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETU_-__-.SFOKl._i97 UP TO DATE.  OliE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 10.20IA  Slocan via Nakusp  2.III2A  Hossland via Northport 0,J7!H  Kossland via Nelson      52  Tons  l'.),:m\  Tola! Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.? 1.I!0,SS.'>.82  He.elstoUe (NaKusp....      ���������2l������,110.(i.5  l,l.'.2,������!Ki.J7  Average value per lon, ������7:5.83  ntODUCKO*' SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  5S2  Trail Smelter Matte    2Hj0:l  3012.  Total value, Sl.'*22.ll_i.!)7  "   of ore ami matte exported, ������2,755,11(1,11  OUE SHIPMENTS.  ���������{.-turns Since Last Meek.  VIA   KASLO.  Surprise to Everett   Ilutli to "    IInth to Pueblo, Col   Little Phil to Kverett   RE Leo  to IO. Helena   Wellington to      "         Noble Five lo Pueblo    Sloean Star to Omaha   Iteco to Denver. Col   Total value, ������30.701.50  Average value per ton, ������30.3977  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]   15  10  15  15  151  (KJ  315  100  UU  ANOTHER NEW   TOWN.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  .\clson.  May 1���������  Iron Prince���������D McKinary, east side Salmon  river, :f mile south Sheep ck.  Johanna���������C 31 Waite, J Stewart,  adj above  Terry���������W MPinkston, J II Shcnk jr, on Red  ml.  Laura���������S F Peterson, 2 mile northeast Deer  Park.  A P���������J Peterson, Ji miles castDcer Park,  Albert���������It J Baker, 2} mile southeast Salmon  siding.  Hazel���������A Constantine, same.  I'aris���������L Viguier, 8 mile south Deer Park.  B C���������W Grigsby, 4 mile from Quartz ck, i  mile west N& FS Ity.  I X���������Same, same.  ii X���������Same same.  Dixon���������B T Foote, between Bear and Porcupine ck, 6 mile east Quartz ck.  Laurel���������Same, same.  Jennie���������Same, same.  Yorkshire Hero���������G De Maine, Poorman mt,  i mile west Sandy ck.  Plum Creek���������\V A Foster, adj above,  Florida���������H mile east Nelson.  May 3-  Bright Hope���������T Flynn, headwaters of .0 ck.  Go'tl Quartz���������J Dorsey, same.  Mint���������IJ McKinary, same.  Blue Fur���������E Levesquc and J M Lampray. 1  mile east N & F S By upper station 2S miles  south cast of Nelson.  Solo���������A Manson, cast side north fork Salmon  formerly Carlysle claim.  Sitting Bull���������C A Peterson and J Wilson cast  sidcSalmon, 1 mile sotth Chenango claim.  Golden Canon��������� XV dimming, on McPhee  creek.  Hope���������T J Hazc.i. 5 miles mouth Wild Horse  crock.  North Star-A C Meskcr; head waters 1!) ck.  Giant���������A FoJtor. DF Clark, J Warne, south  side east branch Sproule ck.  Ovoca-lt B Wood, Wild Horse ck.  Nelson���������J Philbert., Wild Horse ck.  Black llawkc���������\V Allen,!) mile west Velson  on creek of first water tunic C & K Ity.  T & B���������J V Swedberg, west side Sandy crock  5A mile west. Nelson.  Ilutli���������I Nipond. O F Pormetcr, 8.1 mile west  Nelson on C & K Ity,  May i-  II lt L���������G It Linklater, .1 mile west Salmo  siding,  Josie B���������M McAuley, S HSeaney, on Porcupine ck Pilot Knob mt.  Lilian G���������M McAuley, 1 mile north Porcupine ck.  Comstor..���������E M Callahan, It Elliott,.:, mile  up Porcupine ck, south slope.  Fisher Vein���������Same, t miles up Porcupineek  nort h. slope . = =���������  Chester���������Same, same.  Kersage���������Same, 3 mile up Porcupineek south  slope.  *Whitc Ilo-sc���������It White, near mouth Little  Sheep ck.  Gold Dollar���������Same, near mouth Porcupine  creek.  Troll���������O Skaltebo, 2 mile southeast Slocan  Crossing.  Double Cross-Same, east bank Kootenny  river, h mile above lower falls.  Victoi���������A J Hughes 1 mile southwest town  Quartz, ,  Ellsworth���������J T Armstrong.ncar townsite of  Quartz ck. ,  Detroit���������J Benson. A Mason, same.  Lost Boy���������W J Hughes etal northwest side  Wild Horse ck.  Chiliwack Belle���������Same, same.  Bat���������II C Stewart, north side Porcupine ck.  Elise Fraction���������J E Richardson adj Klise.  Hero���������J F Brady, 5 mile from Nelson li mile  north Kootenay river crossing. ���������       _ .  Victory���������F XV Burns, same. "  -   Triumph���������J Jordan, same.  Gladiator���������T Burns, same.  Peaceful���������Same, same.  I'amona���������M Anderson, Hover ck, 1 mile from  Kootenay river.  Overland���������O M Hurgen, same.  Alice���������T -Mitchell, Hall, creek _J mile from  Nelson.  Itomancc���������S Pled*, same.  Copper Banner���������G Kay, between Eagle and  J9 creek.  4'1'aiglo.vu, six   Miles   l.'p   Hie Xoi-I.i Fork  ul' Sainton ltiver.  Thc newest town in Kootenny is  Ursiigtown, formerly known as Craig's  camp. It is situated on the North  Fork oi' Salmon river, about six miles  from, the Nelson it Fort Sheppard  railway. Thc town is the center of a  rich mineral district and promises to  become a place of considerable importance. An hotel and several business  houses are now being erected there.  At present the settlement lacks roadways and trails, but a petition with  over 400 signatures has boen forwarded  to tho government at Victoria asking  the construction of a government  wagou road from the railway track to  a distance of nine miles up tho North  Fork of Salmon river.  This summer many mineral claims  in tho vicinity of Craigtown will be  extensively developed. Several properties were worked continuously during the winter.  CERTIFICATE  OF  THE   REGISTRATION.  OF A FOREIGN COMPANY.  REAL ESTATE SNAPS  Two splendid bargains in Residence  Property within . one block of Post  Ollice. Good buildings-and partial-,  liirly desirable" for parties wanting  homos conveniently located. Must be  sold at once for cash.    Applv,  ANDRl.W JENSEN.  (('.*.(_)        Opposite Bridge on Baker St.  'CoMi'AMi.s Act," Pai.t IV., a.vd'A.mk.vw.vo  Acts.  '���������".I'liilc flroii.se Mining Company" (Foreign)  Registered the (ith day of March, 1807.  IIIEUEI.Y CERTIFY that l'have this day  regislered -the "White Grouse Mining  Company" (Foreign),- under the "Companies  Act," Part j V., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and amending Acts.  The head ollice of the said Company is situated at the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington, U.S.A.  The objects for which the Company is established aro:-r-  To work, operate, buy, soil, lease, locate,  ac(|iiirc, procure, hold and deal in mines,  metals, mining and minerals claim* of every  kind, character and description, within the  United States of America and (he Province of  British Columbia, Canada:  To carry on and conduct a general mining,  smelting and milling business; to purchase,  acquire." hold, creet, operate and com roi  eletric light and power plants for the purpose  of mining and treating ore, ores, and for the  purpose of> furnishing lights and creating  power for all purposes; to bond, buy, lease,  locate, and hold ditches, Humes, and water  rights; to construct, lease, buy. sell, build, or  operate railroads, ferries, tramways, or other  means of transportation, for the purpose of  transporting orc.-orcs,-mining-"nnd other-materials; to own, bond, buy, soil, lease, and locate  timber and timber claims; and finally lo do  everything consistent, proper, and requisite for  the carrying out of the objects and purposes  aforesaid, in their, fullest and broadest sense,  within the territory aforesaid.  - Thc capital stock of the said Company is one  million dollars, divided into one million shares  ofthe par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of ollico at  Victoria. Province of British Columbia, this 6th  day of March, 1S07.  [i,.s.] S. Y. WOOTON,  (1.12) - Ki-gistrai of loint Stock Coiit/>(inies.  ASPEN MINERAL CLAIM.  SlTL'ATIC IM Till-: NlOLSON MlXINtt DIVISION OK  West    Kootknav - Distkict.     Whkue  l.OCATKD���������ON" TIIK FAST SLOI'IC AXI> AllOUT  Two Mll.KS Fko.m TIIK SOL-HC'I. or Koka-  x_���������:_���������_ Ckkkk.  rp'AKK NOTICE that L Charles Moore, act-  _L ing as Agent for Patrick XV. George, Free  Miner's Certificate No. (i.'.S(>5, intend, sixty days  from the dale hereof, to apply to tlie Mining  Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for  the imrpove of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim,     ._>  And .further take notice that action, under  section .17.  must  be  commenced   before   the  issuance of such eerlilicate of improvements.  CIIARLI-S MOORE, Agent.  Dated this 5th day of May, 18!)7. (IB..)  . Notice of Application for Liquor License.  rpAKK not ice that T, Thomas Flynn, willapply  V to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Kootenay. thirty days afterdate, for a license  to sell liquor by retail, at. the Kootenay Hotel in  the town of Quartz Creek in said district.'  THOMAS FLYNN.  |     Dated at Quartz Creek. B. C., this 2'Jth day  ��������� of April, 18)7. ,   ,   ((517. ,  ANNUAL EXCURSION  TO KASLO  BIRTHDAY  OEL-EB-R-A-TIO-tsT  .'- -; honday, flay 24th, - =  Under the auspices of the   _���������  Indepenent Order of Odd Fellows.  Steamer International will leave Nelson City wharf at S o'clock a. m.  and returning-, will leave Ksslo at 7:30 p. m. Tickets good for return  trip on morning of May 25th. Tickets ' for round trip, S1.50 and for  Children under 14 years of age, $1.00-    All way point tickets, $1.00.  VICTORIA,  B.  C.  LONDON, England.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers  DEALERS IN'  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kooteuay Branch, Nelson, 1. ,C.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  We have been appointed Sole Agents for the  GURNEY STOVE AND RANGE COMPANY   OF  HAMILTON   And have just received direct from the factory a car load of these Stoves, consisting of Steel Ranges, Grand  Union Hotel Stoves, Family Cook Stoves, with or without Reservoir, Small Square Cook Stoves, 7 or S.  A Full Supply of Graniteware and Tinware  All of which we are quoting at prices .lower than we have ever before been able to do in thc Kootenay country.  Wc make a specialty of  Miners' Supplies and Prospecting Outfits  Carrying everything-in the shape of Powder, Caps, Pnso, Steel, Hainniers, Picks, etc.   Full Line of GROCEUU-S.  BRICK BLOCK,  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  Gil)  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  m   %on6on1biU  -.Development ano  .UMntnej Company  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,  British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia "Companies'   Act,  1890," and amending acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be available for working capital.  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers, Hardware Merchant, Kaslo.  ' A.  Whealer,  Barrister-at-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS*  TO  all points in the  United States, and Canada  Diki-Ct Connection with, the  Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. ] AVest depart,  8:25 p. in.  No. 2 East        "        7:00 ii. 111.  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.     OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the office of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  _______Sr-D   SOO  PACIFIC   LINE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  m  ���������Purchase-through-tickets^ai-d-have -your-baggage-checked-to-you ^destination without charge.  THE ONLY LINE-  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto,. Montreal  and Boston without change. Also Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!- Call  on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information:       .,, .    -     -  For Tickets nDd full particulars ns to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C.P.R.  ncent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  II..M. McGKEGOl.. GEO. McL. BROWN,  Tr-ivding Pass. Agt., Nelson. ' . Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASLO,    SANDON  QtrABTZ_CM!__a--.   ,  Fresh and Salted Meats  All kinds  of  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  F.D.QIBBS,  Goneral Agent.  Sl'OKANK,  WASH.  -OR���������  A. I). <.HAKr_T0N,  Asst. Gcnl. Pass. Agent.  No. 2jo Morrison St., Corner of Third "*'  rurtlnwl, Oregon.  AS." .Write for new map of the Kootenay country. oil  EAST  -d-.H"u  ^BAllWA-  WEST  IT  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CDAIN-   MADE  __ --TEE-SH0BTEST���������  TRANSCOMTSENTAL . ROUTE.  It lit lhe_tt_i.it .11 <><lcrn in Equipment.  It U the HenvieHt Kniled Line.  It bas a Kock-llallast Bo*iIlie������l.  II Crosse* No Snutl UcHnertn.   .  It In  the Only line  llnnnlns   Luxurlov*  - Club Koani Cars.  It iii Noted for the Courtesy of Its Employes.  It Is the Only Hue Serving Meals on the  n In Carte 1'lnn.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours dining Season of  Navigation ou Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets nnd complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. lly., C. & K.  S. N;.-\ Co., N. & F. S. Ity., or  C. <:. l>IYO_V, General Agent.  Spokane, Wash.  V. I. WIIIT,\_-V." U. I*. -I T. A.,  3.-1 SI. I'aul, ..Hun.  (^yvO'  ���������s    ^^IMP  Wholesale  P and Entail  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  ���������H^3" The Kaslo Branch, was opened on Monday, March 15th. 572   Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Spokane Falls &  Northern RTy.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ��������� The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland-  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.00 a.m. ITELSON Arrive 5-20 p.m.  '������    10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.30am.SPOKANE   "    6-30p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Bi"ver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus witb Stage  Daily.  -ffl


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