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Array Whole Numbei. 349.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  May  1,1897.  Price Five Cents  A BOARD OF TRADE.  NELSON'S   BUSINESS  ONE.  .(11 Iiiaiiliiions  impression  Favor   ul' Iniiiiedlnle  (ion.  MEN   WANT  or Opinion iu  Orgniii/n- -  'rhe iieople of Nelson appear to be  unanimously in favor of tho organization of a board of trade. Tins Ml-.mi  has taken the trouble to obtain an expression of opinion on tho subject from  a number of tho business" men and has  yet to hear a dissenting voice. The  following expressions should be ������  1 sufficient guarantee for the success of  such an institution. The next thing  to be done in thc matter- is the holding  of a meeting in order to perfect the organization.  Dr. Li. Biui���������Ves, 1 am in favor of  the organization of the board of trade  on account of tlie benefit it would be  to all citizens..  .John A. Turner���������Yes, I am in favor  of it. 1 would attend meetings for the  reorganization.  Fred Irvine���������Yes, 1 am in favor of  it and will attend the meetings if I  have time.  1_. J. Kitchie���������There should be a  hoard of trade in Nelson. Yes, .1  would attend the meetings if nothing  unforseen turned up.  K. E. Lemon���������lfi-voi-the reorganization and would attend the meetings.  Theo. Hudson���������It would be very nice  to have a board of trade here. If I  have the time, I will attend the meetings.  A. Jensen���������Yes, 1 am in favor of the  board of trade. I would attend the  meetings of the reorganization.  .  S. White���������I am in favor of anything that would be of advantage to  the town. I would attend the meetings of a reorganization of a board of  trade.  0. liillyci���������1 am in favor of it if men  - are picked out to represent thc mechanics, merchants and capitalists.  They should' work harmoniously together.     Yes, I will attend the nieet-  '*'_-s- e  A. It. Sherwood���������L am in favor of  the reorganization on proper lines.  Yes, I would attend meetings and do  all in niv power to help matters along.  l'\ J. Fai_loy ���������1 am in favor of it and  -would attend the meetings. -  J. -A. Gilkoi���������I favor the organization of a new board of trade.  P. J. Russell���������Yes, 1 favor the organization of a Nelson-boii'rd of trade.  -H got, signatures for the Nelson board  of trade and the returns are now in tho  hands of Mr. John Hon..ton. Thoso  signing the .-petition subscribed from  Sjia to $15 each on their annual dues. I  am not in favor of tho reorganization  of the old l-oiii-d of trade. I would attend meetings for the organization of  a new one.  Wallace & Hiller���������We favor thc organization of the Nelson board of  trade aud would attend the meetings.  We believe Nelson large onough to  support its awn board of trade.  W. G.   Lillie���������I am in favor of the  -orgai-ization-of-a-board-oftrade. __J t_is.  .vhat.any good town should have.    [  would attend the meetings. Thc board  should be a Nelson institution.  Jf. J. l.vaiis��������� I favor the establishment of ii board of trade.  L. H. Hyde���������I   favor  the establishment   of   a.   new   board  of trade and  .would  attend the meetings.    I think  Nelson should have such an organization.  .Tamos Lawrence���������I favor the organization of a new .board of trade by  -businessmen;  W. G. Graham���������I think there should  J>e ii board of trade in Nelson created  on proper lines and conducted by business men for the commercial interests  of tho city. I would attend the meetings of such an organization.  A.O. Buchanan���������I favor the organization of, a board of trade of some  kind and would attend the meetings.  AVe need some board or body of men  to look after the commercial interests  of the city.  A. H. Clements���������1 favor the organization of a new board of trade upon  proper lines. It is not, necessary to  have ii single board represent the"  whole country. _ think Nelson should  have a board "of its own und if a "question of general - importance arises,  co-operate with other organizations of  a similar character. I would attend  the meetings of such a board..  H. Des Brisay���������1 favor the organization of :i board of trade for Nelson. T  would attend the meetings. T think  it necessary for a growing town like  Nelson to.have such a board.  AV. F. Teetzel���������I am in favor of the  organization of a new board of trade  ��������� or chamber of commerce composed of  business men to look after the commercial interests of the town/ I would  attend the meetings.  Jacob Dover���������If a board of trade is  formed on proper lines I.would be  -���������heartily in favor of it and would attend  the meetings. Hy idea of the duties  of a board of trade is first to look after  the commercial interests of the city. .  ��������� Mayor Houston refused to express liis  opinion of the subject.  engaged at tho work, He expects that  the Wild Horse group will shortly be  bonded for .$180,000. The property is  said to have a wonderful mineral  showing which improves in value as  developnient work is done. The- vein  is 40 feet wide and is reported to contain .1 refractory gold ore of an ager-  age value of $35 per ton. The vein  runs through the four claims that compose the group. The property is situated about two miles back from the  Columbia river iind is surrounded by  many natural advantages.  Other properties in the district also  improve under development. The  Blue Bird company is opening up a  strongly defined lead on Deer creek  three miles from the Columbia and has  uncovered four feet of ore containing  gold, silver and copper tliat assays  from $10 to $30 per ton.  The Ked Blanket, Monte Cristo, Big  Horn, Rainbow, Copper King and  Prince of Wales claims will be extensively developed this season.  Deep Park is .rapidly becoming an  important business center. Already  there is hotel accommodation and a  store. Several other stores will be  opened in thc near.future.  ��������� There is much compiaint concerning  the indifference of the government to  the requirements of the district. A  mining recorder's office at Deer'Park  would bo a great convenience and saving to those that are interested there.  AMATEUR SPOJIT TO  AGED.  BE ENCOUf--  The  Nelson   Athrletlc  Assoc liillon Ori_nu-  l/c.l under Exceptionally  Favorable Auspices.  DOING   DEVELOPMENT.  The  British   Canadian Gold Fields  Co. Is Working1 Several Properties AV ith Good Results.  Herbert Cuthbert, manager of the  British Canadian Fold Fields, who recently* returned from a trip to the  coast, gives the-following, information  in regaul to some of the company's  properties in this district:  A contract has just been completed  on the A"*icto'riii-Daisy group on the  north fork of Salmon river by running  a lifty foot drift on the ledge recently  tapped by a crosscut tunnel. As a result of the work, an ore shoot has been  exposed for a, distance of thirty feet.  Tt consists of good looking copper ore.  An assay showed 15 per cent, in copper  and fair gold and silver values. There  ihiisbeen 200 ft. of tunnelling and shafting done on this property and results  thus far are eminently  satisfactory.  Thc Mile Point mine at Ainsworth  has ten men at work. The management has decided that, the easiest  way to work the property is to continue sinking the shaft.       *  The Sunset, on Anderson creek,  about two and a half miles from Nelson,,has a tunnel in 275 feet. The ore  is increasing a little in value as depth  is gained, although the ledge is somewhat narrower. The Sunset is said to  be one of the most promising properties in thc district, for the amount of  work done on it. The British Canadian Gold Fields company now has 30  men on its pay roll.  A well-attended meeting was held in  the Fire Hall last Saturday evening to  arrange for the organization of nn atbele-  association, having for its object the  promotion of nmntuer sport in Nelson.  Mayor Houston was chosen as chairman and R. S. Lennie as secretary of thc  meeting.  In his opening remarks the chairman  stated it was desirable that atheletic  sports in this city should be encouraged.  Nelson, however, lacked proper grounds  and until such accommadation was provided the various atheletic clubs would  be at a disadvantage. He. proposed that  an effort should be made to secure suitable grounds and that sufficient money  be raised by public subscription to put  them in good condition.  , The suggestion was approved by those  preseut.  After some slight disc.iss.ou it was  resolved that tbe Nelson Atheletic association should be organized uuder the  laws of British Ctdumbio.  The election ol officers was then proceeded with as follows:  Hon. president, John Houston; president, S. White; vice-president, li, E.  Lemon; secretary, K. S. Leunie; treasurer, H. T. Irvine; directors, Charles A.  Waterman, James Dallas, E. W. Smith,  J. C. Mcliityre and Jacob Dover,  ' Messrs. R. E, Lemon, George Tu..stall  and John J. Malone were selected as a*  committee to canvass for sub_c;iptiou...  The meeting then* adjourned to meet  again at the same place tonight at 8.80.  The baseball, lacrosse and cricket cl ubs  will j become members ot the association  and will play all matches and games  under its auspices.  Considerable money has already b-.eu  contributed toward, establishing the  association and there is ever reason to  believe "it will become a general success.  At the meeting tonight ihe committees  will report the result of their eiforts during the week and further details concerning the'.' organization of the association  will be discussed.. ,    ,.  : An effort will be made to have grounds  secured and ready.for.use by July I.  speaker, who advised tbat tbe amendment could only be brought in by the  consent of tbe government.  Premier Turner said there were so  many representations from mining districts that the miners did not wish  to remove the tax and the government  bad decided to leave it stand auother year.  However, though opposed to the amendment, the governmeut would allow it to  be brought to a vote.  Kellie supported what Turner said and  the amendment was lost. Kellie then  wanted to extend the tax to coal miner?,  but tbis was voted down.  Tlie   .ialcna Minc*.  The shaft on the Currie is dowu 180  feet. Tbe Galena Mines company has  purchased a 150 ton concentrator from  Fraser & Cbnlmers which will be placed  in position as soon as possible. It is the  intention of - the compauy lo do extensive development work on its Galena  Farm properties this summer. Between  GO aud 70 meu will be employed. C. W.  Callahan, the ganeral manager of the  company has returned from London and  is directing the work at the Cnrri. mice.  THE CITY - COUNCIL  ALDERMAN DOW'S VERY SENSIBLE  OBJECTION.  III!  Oppose*  the   Purchase   ul*  -the   -'���������������-  sinners'   Water Work.-t I'laiU by  I he City t-iiveritiiieiil.  Depot at .l.i.-u-l/. Creek.  A niining man from Wild Horse creek,  who arrived in'the city last night, stated  thiifc the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Kailway company will shortly commence tbe  erection of suitable depot buildings and  the construction of a side track at Quartz  Creek. President D. C. Corbin was there  last Tuesday and decided that the station  shall, be built as near the center of the  town as possible.  MACHINE SHOPS.  A Portland Firiff to Establish a First  Class Fonndary Plant in  This City.  TBE   WAE   EAGLE.  QUARTZ   OEERK  TOWNSITE.  Judge  ..Ii-Coll   Issue*   a - Temporary   Bc-  .sfrtiiiilnit Order .-italiisl Ihe Locators.  Upon the complaint of the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard "Railway company, Mr.  Justice McColl of the supreme court has  issued a restraining order against the  three Kossland men who recently located  the townsite of Quartz Creek, enjoining  them from proceeding with the survey  of the laud, pending the settlement of  the dispute.   .  During the past week a prominent Nelson lawyer has visited Quartz Creek ou  behalf of the locators.  It is said that the case will shortly be  heard before the supreme court, but no  arrangements have yet been made as to  wheu aud where the hearing will take  place. There is reason to believe, that  the contest will be long and bitterly contested. The locators olaim they have  perfect right to acquire the land under  tho method they have persucd as the  railway company has not complied ..with  the terms under which the land was  granted by tho -government. In the  meantime, tbe town of Quartz Creek  continues to flourish aud promises to become a center ot considerable importance.  CHANGE   OF   TIME.  AT DEER PARK.  Thirty - .'lalnM I'mlcr .Development���������The  Famous "Willi llorse  Group.  J. E. Bate, one of the principal owners of the AVild Horse group at Deer  Park, was in town during the week  and reported that that district is the  scene of considerable mining activity.  At least thirty claims are being developed and fully seventy-five men are  Xe.v   Schedule   for   the Arrival anil Departure  of Train* anil Boat*.  The new 0. P. K. steamer Kootenay is  now running through to Trail and is in  charge of Captain Nesbett,.formerly of  the Trail. The latter boat will be used  exclusively for freighting between Arrowhead and Trail and will be in charge-of  Captaiu Foreland, formerly of the.steamer Columbia. The' steamer Kootenay is  now having the finishing touches put on  the cabins and staterooms and will be  ready for service in about one week. A  daily service will be put on between i  Arrowhead, Kobson and Trail.  Two trains will leave Nelson daily for  Robson at 10:30 and 18:30 o'clock respectively, returning at 14:30 and 2130. The  10:30 train.will connect with the steamers  for Trail, bringing in the main liue passengers and the 18:30 train will connect  with the steamers for Arrowhead, bringing in the north bound passengers. The  service will be the best Nelson has ever  had.  A "targe Ore Body Discovered on thc 12..-  1'oot level,.  A rich strike has been made in the  War Eagle miue. It _3 uow proved that  ore exists in the face of both the east and  west drifts at the 125-foot level which  are 120 feet apart. This leaves a block  of ground 120 feet in width which is certain to contain ore. Both of -the drifts  are now being run in their respective directions, east and west, ahd the character  of the-ore continues to improve as pro-  gress-is-made.���������Where there^isa'cross--  cut in either of the drifts the ore body is  somewhat broken. It was found to be  impossible to keen the shaft on the vein  and hence the drifting was done. Ore  is being taken out from Loth -the drifts  and the 120 feet of space betweeu tbem  will be explored.nt a later date. The  War Eagle company is only taking"out  such ore as encountered in development.  When the mine is opened so that ore can  be handled to advantage and with due  regard to economy more ore will be extracted. ..It-was hinted also that tbe  management of the mine is awaiting developments iu the matter of the smeller  about which there has been so much  talk.  - ���������    .  ANOTHER   DIVIDEND.  The l.e Itoi Company 1'ay* a Monthly  front <>r $2.-.,0O!������.  Spokane , April 30.���������The Le Koi Mining company held a meeting last night at  its office here and declared a monthly  dividend of $25,000. Had it not been  for delay of ore shipments caused by in-.  terupted train service on the Columbia &  Red Mountain railway the." compauy  would havo _distributed double the  amount of money among the shareholders. The total dividends to date amount  to" $375,000.  -At last night's meeting a lesolution  was passed calling a special meeting of  the stockholders for June 1, for the purpose of revising the by-laws of the company. A number of defects have appeared in them.  Messrs. J. A.' and W. B. Hooeymai?,  principal owners of the Union Iron Works  and tha City Foundry of Portland, Ore.,  have decided to erect a foundry aud  machinery shops in this city. They  expect to be ready for business within  thu next forty days.  The site' chosen for the foundry is situated near the lake front between the  city wharf aud the Nelson & Fort Sheppard ��������� railway depot, on land owned by  tbe Provincial, government. The promoters have made entirely satisfactory  arrangements with' the authorities in  "Victoria. ������������������>  Work has already commenced on the  fouudation of the'building. Its dimen-  sibrtb-will be. 50x60' feet, and theie will be  several small additions and out buildings.  Tlie plant will cost between- $10,000 and  ������12,000, About twelve machinists will  be giveu employment as soon as thc Hrm  is ready to receive orders. The machinery will be brought from Portland.  The plant will' make iron and brass  castings, manufacture boilers, miniug  and steamboat machinery and perform  general mnchiue manufacturing .and  repairing.  Before deciding upon locating at Nelsou, Mr. AV. IJ. Honeymau s^ent considerable time iu looking over tbe entire  district. He visited Trail, Rossland,  Kaslo and the towns of the Slocan and  was ofFered many flattering inducements  not   to  establish  hi3 works in tbis city.  He has, however, arrived at the conclusion   that   Nelsou   is   the, most central  .poi u t_i ii tb e_Ko.o_t.en ay__ andji.ns. better  prospects for becoming a place of great  importance thau any other town in the  interior of the Province. He expects to  give employment iu his shops to at least  fifty men witbin twelve month's time.  KASLO NEWS.  MUST   BE   CITIZENS-  The     Brailcu    Amendment     Passes    lhe  Legislative   Assuiciiibly.  Victoria, May 1.���������In the legislative  assembly last Thursday the Braden  amendment to the mineral act was passed  by a vote ot 15 to 13. The amendment  is fo the effect that only British subjecls  or those who had declared their intention to become British subjects shall take  outfree miners' licenses, although this  does not apply to companies.  In committee on the Mineral Act in  the evening session Cotton wanted a" new  section put in, providing that no person  working merely for wages should have to  pay the So tax. This was practically the  same section that was knocked out in the  afternoon, and Chairman Huff ruled it  out of order as affecting revenue. An  appeal from the ruling was taken to the  The ..iieen's lilrthday lo lie  t.'eleliruled.���������  Valuable prizes Offered.  Kaslo, May   1.���������The   city lire department is to be provided witb accommodation for its appratus.  Considerable prospecting is being done  in the immediate vicinity of Kaslo, although it is still to early to explore tbo  mountains at tbe bi&h altitudes.  This city will celebrate tbe Queen's  birthday, May 2-1, in an appropriate  manner. Valuable prizes will be offered  for a rock-drilling contest, horse racing,  atheletic sports, boat races aud otlier  contests. Tbe celebration will be tbe  bestcvor held in Kaslo.  News has just-been received beie'of  llie marriage of W. .1. II. Holmes of this  city to Miss Wiuuie AVoi-Iouk of Victoria.  The ceremony was ; performed at Christ  Church Catbedralin the capital city.  The Kaslo baseball club will h"..incorporated with a capital stock of 810,000.  Citizens have subscribed very liberally  toward the affair. More than a dozen  business houses have coutriuuted ������150  eacb. -  A 100-yard race was run on tho sand  Hats last" Thursday-between J."A. Ling  and Bert Dill for a small stake. Dill won  by a foot after au exciting race.  The" following officers were elected at  the regi.l-.-r a-.m.al meeting of the Knslo  Curling club last Monday night: G.O.  Buchanan-, president; -las. .Vau',di and R.  F. Green, vice-presidents. Horace'A.  Bucke, secretary-treasurer. Representative members. Dr. McCIa ke and Mark  Fortune.  All the members of = the city council  were present at the meeting held on  Monday night. For tbe fir.-t time there  was a slight friction between the chief  executive ai_d oue of the aldermen. Toward tbe close of the meeting Mayor  Houston suggested to the council thnt it"  would be well for them to instruct him  to confer with the management of the  Consumers' Water Works company and  arrange for the  purchase of the plaut.  Alderman Dow said tbat he did not see  the necessity of buying the plant at all.  He did not believe iu paying out money  for a plant that would be worthless to  the city.  Mayor Houston remarked that the  company hnd some rights that, should be  respected. It was composed of business  men who were entitled to be approached  and treated as such. Iftheci:y was to  iguoie their rights. in the matter, it  would mean an expensive law suit aud  for his part the mayor would rather pay  $5C0 or SjitiOO more than the plaut was  worth and avoid litigation.  DOW   OBJECTS.  Alderman Dow. still objected to the  city purchasing the plant aud the mayor  with dramatic foice said lhat the pro  mise was made on tbe floor ot tbe house,  prior to iuc jrpoiatiou, that the rights of  the Consumers' Water Works company  would be recoguiz-d by the city. It was  a pledge that the city was bound to make  good. He said that if the city displayed  an antagonistic spirit, it was within the-  power of the company to retaliate by at  one.; shutting off the water and uo one  would.or could turn it on again, lie  felt that the rights of the company should  be respected. All the city had to do was  to deal with them aud get rid of them as  quickly as possible.  After some further discussion a motion  passed grautiug authority to the mayor  alone -to confer with the management  with a view to purchasing the plant. ���������  *  THE CITY  SEAL.  The city engineer submitted a design  for the corporate seal of the city. After  some'-discussion it was agreed that the  wording should be" "Corporation, of the  City of Nelson.   Incorporated 189.7.  STREET GRADES AND SIDEWALKS.  It was agreed to call for tenders for the  grading of Mill street from Stanley to  Hull as soon as tho city engineer completes tbe specifications.  Sidewalks weie ordered ou Baker  street from the Hudson Bay company's  store to Ward's buildiug and ou the  south side of Baker street to connect  with theC.&K. station.  The city engineer was instructed to  establish the grading of Josephine street  from Victoria to Observatory streets.  Repairs were ordered to the sidewalks  on'the Baker, Victoria nud Silica street  bridges.  The city engineer was oTdered to es-  -tablish-the-grnde_oLsidewalk_qu_the east  side of Hall street from Baker tothe city  wharf.  By-law No. 1 was ordered published in  the British Columbia Gazette aud Tribune. The motion to reconsider was  tabled.  *' A short session was held on Tuesday  afternoon and all members were present  except aldei mau Dow. No business of  importance was transacted.  TILUliSDAY   ISVI_-.I_.-i .SI-SSION.  The council mot in adjournedsession  Thursday night and all members were  present except Alderman Dow.  * The reconsideration of by-law No. -I  relating to'tho pound was lost hy a  vote ol*'. to 2.     " '���������'  "Bids for grading Mill street from  .Stanley to Mall streets and putting in  three culverts were read as follows:'A.  Allan, $1,050 and $100 each for-'extra  culverts: J. Mcl.eth and A. 1.. Dolan,  $102 for culverts in id $5 por rod for  grading; W. S. Doyle A: Co.,<J$lS0 for  grading aud $22-1:'for each culvert. Referred to public works committee.  The general sentiment of the council  vas that tho cost of fixing up this street  would be to much. Upon the bat-is of tbe  tenders'submitted at the uext meeting  the public works committee will report  some compromise.  Tho city engineer submitted a report  relating to the grades of streets.  The time for tenders for sidewalks on  Hall street was extended until Mouday  night at 8 p. m.  TO SDUYE-T THE TOWN.;,-"  Alderman   Fletc'.er. moved  that   thc  council  authorize  the  city  engineer  to  survey the streets likely to be covered by  i the water svsk-m   and   to   extend  from  i Anderson creek to a hi!e-to   be  tciected  i for a reservoir.    The city engineer staled  i that tbe grades of streets could be established upon the levels taken  in   the stir-  Ivevoftue   svstc-m.      Mr.   Fletcher   ex-  .ined that thc  necessity   of   tins   pre  P. E. WILSON AS MAGISTRATE.  A resolution was carried recommend -  ing the Provincial government to appoint  Mr. P. E. Wilson as police magistrate  and that his salary bo fixed at 8360 per  annum.  Mayor Houston reported that he had  had a conversation with one of the stock  holders of the Consumers Water Works  company and was of the opinion that they  would _el'. This stockholder raid that  although be did not know, he believed  that the oiiginal investment was 33100  and lhat tbe present company since taking hold of it had paid out about $2������00.  No action was taken.  Adjourned.  HIUGINS INDIGNANT.  Tlie  tioverimienls   I'ollcy   Forces lllni   to  Speak from the Fluor.  Afcloiia, April 30.���������There was quite a  sensation in the legislative assembly  when Speaker Higgins left his chair and  took the floor to make a protest against  the Cassiar Central Railway Aid bill.  He claimed that such aid as the governmeut proposed was a wiiked attack upon  the free miners of the Province. Largely  asaiesult of this the government has  changed its proposals.  Fussed the   House.  The act creating the office ot an inspector of metalliferous mines wns rend  a third time nnd passed by the legislative assembly at A7ictoria last Wednesday. It now remains for,the the lieuten-  iiiit-governor-in-.council to make the appointment. To qualify for the position  itis necessary that the applicant shall  have had at least seveu years of practical  experience at miuing.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Happenings  of the  Week    in  Nelson  nml   the Immediate  Viciuity.  The C.  & K. brunch of the C.P.R. will  be improved by stt.lightening some of the'  carves fo that fast time cau be made  along the entire liue.  The regular meeting ot the Ladies'  Hospital Aid will lie held on Monday iho  3rd at 3 o'clock in the English church.-  A prominent lumberman estimates  that fully twelve million feet of lumber  will be cut by the 6aw .mills around  Kooteuay hike duriug the cm rent year.  The   firm'of   Procter and McMullen  Bros,   are putting* in n complete pressed- -  brick plant at, Balfour aud will go more  exteusiveb'-intfirttrerm-raufacture of bricks,  than ever before.'  Recorder R. F. Tolmie has returned  from bis trip to Seattle and brings with  him , the news that his wife is convalescing nnd expects to be in Nelsou in tbe -  near future. ���������       t ���������   -  The firm of Clements k Lott, proprietors of the Merchants hotel on Baker  street, has desolved partnership. Mr.  Lott retires from tbe business and Mr.  H. J. Martin formerly of Regina. N. W.  T.. will succeed him.- The new film will  be known as Clements & Martin.  The annual   district   meeting of   tho,  Kootenny dislrictof the Methodist church.  will   couveue   at the   Methodist church.:  next Tuesday.   It v. ill be composed of  the ministers aud laymen from all part3  of South Kootenay.  Tbe basket social under the auspices  of the Epworth league held nt the residence of Mrs. Muir this week was most  successful and enjoyable.  .Mr. W. A. Jowett, who has been in  Rosslaud for tbe past two days;- returns  to Nelson this evening.  The   citizei.������3   of  Quartz   creek    will  shortly petition  Acting   Gold   Commis?  sioner Goepel for the appointment of a'  police constable at that point.  ; Mr. Baker recently located n claim oh  the north side of Kootenay river about  three-quarters of a mile from the railroad.  A few days afterwards a slide passed  over it and uncovered a ten foot ledge of  copper ore which appears to be very rich;  The claim is the second westerly extension ot the Queen A'ictoria.  A Side of fancy work and ah afternoon tea will bo held at the Fire Hall  next Thursday afternoon, May llth.  under tho auspices of the."('liuroh of  l-iigland Ladies' Guild. No admission  fee will be charged. Lunch will be  si.rvod between the hours of noon iind'  2 p. in. at a charge of 50 cents. Light  rofreshnicntswill be. served during the  afternoon at small cost.  $50,003 DIVIDEND.  The  Hint  Kcc-o     .'oiniiiiny     iJUIrllnited  Amount Yesterday.  Spokane, April 30��������� The Reco Mining  and Milling company "paid a dividend < f  .-ioO.tWJ today. Hereafter this company  will pay quarlerly'dividends.  This is tbe fourth dividend paid by the  Reco. Thc lirst, of S7.500 was paid in  1805- the wcoud. of $SO.0O0, in lS'JO; one  dividend of SI00,00") and the present one  of S5OO0O have beeu paid this year, a  tolal of SIST.CW.  | liinilia^v'work was to furnish data u-^ou  | which to base an estimate for the co.t of  j the work."  i   ��������� .    . - ,\  TEltrOIlAIlY  LOAN.  I  I A by-law providing Tor a iemporaryy  I loan of S.,GU0 was introduced ��������� by the  ! mavor and read the first time bv title.  ' The mavor stated that he thought it  1 would be a good idea to request the gov-  I eminent to at once place its property  : within the limits of the city ou sale so  i that it would be made subject lo the 1S97  ���������tax.  ' A resol-d-i-ui lo that .ffccl was passed.  ! Tbe question of requesting the govern-  ! ment to take -ctimi to have the powder  magazine removed came up but no nc-  . lion was taken.  GIN PON HANGED.  Chinese   Murderer   nl  Spokane   pays  the  Kxfrciuc 1'ennlly.  Spokane,  May 1.���������(Special)���������At 12.03'  p.m.  yesterday   Gin   Pon   was'executed'  under  a  canvass   tent  in the jail yard.  Five hundred   and   thirty seveu people  witnessed the   hanging.'   His   neck was  broken' by  an   eight   foot  drop.     Life ���������  became extinct in twelve minutes.   The  weathi'r   was   hot   and   two   spectators  fainted  as   the   trap was  sprung.    Ton  was  game to the' last.   He refused  to  make a statement from the gallows aud  laughed on  the   way from his cell.   In  the morning he told Rev. Lee, the Chinese Baptist minister,  that he was converted to Christianity.  -     Development ill  tlie Poorman.  A force of ten men was put to work  at the,Poorman mine, ou Eagle creek,  last Thursday. They have commenced  running a loug crosscufT'tnnnel to tap  the vein at the 300 foot below the preseut workings. The power drill will be  used as s .on as the work is well under  wav. The stamp mill will commence  crushing in about two weeks. As a result of development work last winter  there are 500 tons of free milling ore on  the dump ready for treatment. iHE MINER, NELSON. 13. C., SATURDAY, MAY i, 1897.  ���������_-.-..  'Wm Jttiiur.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to jhji address in Canada or  the United Statu foi one year on receiptoj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA C7 ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.        - ���������-'  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and to cents per line foi  each subsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and an-  dress of ihe writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style ai  the shortest nolice  ADDRIS9   '  TH_lMII._IRP_-INTINC_ ������ PUBLISHING CO  NELSON-    B.C.  Miners and ^  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  ,    "COLUMBIA,"  %       "KOOTENAY,"  ��������� "VANCOUVER"  (US)   All of which arc- First Class .foot Wear.  directions iind also furnish two routes  to thc Trail Crock camps. The  last named roud also gives a  direct service for the basin  of the Columbia river as far north as  Revelstoke. The Nelson and Slocan  lake system places the Slocan mines  within ii few hours of this city. Kootenay hike iind its navigable tributaries  afford perfect transportation facilities  t'i the Ainsworth, Goat River iind  Lardo river districts, while tho Crow's  Nest Pass railway places the gold and  silver ores and unlimited coal deposits  of East Kooteiiiiy at the disposal of its  western terininus^-Nolson.  Smolter ' men cannot fail to recognize that such advantages do not exist  elsewhere in tho district.  ft  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON* LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthern invited.  SATURDAY, MAY _,   1S97.  RAIL WA Y SUBSIDIES.  The people of British Columbia are-  desirous of seeing the resources of the  Province developed and offer iio objection to the expenditure of public funds  toward the accomplishment of such  an end, provided -good business judgment is exercised by tho government.  There arc vast areas known as exceedingly rich in minerals and other valuable resources that only need lines of  transportation constructed to theni to  become profitable fields for the'investment of millions of dollars.   Iu such  _. cases, it is the duty of tho government  to encourage enterprise and capital as  much iis the legitimate interests of the  country can ait'ord. ' Tt pays to do so.  But whenever'the credit of the Pro-  ���������, vince is pledged for such a purpose the.  greatest possible care is necessary to  prevent waste ' of the people's money.  There must be*complete evidence that  the investment will be profitable within a reasonable time.' No other method  of contributing public aid towards  railway construction in British Columbia is worthy of consideration at the  present time. '   .'���������" *''"'.'  ' To do as tho members of" the Turner  government propose iS'.monsterous;  their effrontry is.something appalling.  Thc finance in iiiister is hastening, as  fiist as the legislative machine at Victoria will permit, the passage of'.a act  -���������to^'iuth6ri.:e"tl_e"boVrowing"of''$2;5l)0,"<  000. He expects to distribute this  enormous sum as a-gift'among several  railway promoters. No.provision"' is  made to obtain i'or the people' an in-'  terest commensurate to. the .-money 'invested; nor is any- lUTiin'gcme'ut jn-o-  poscd by which thc government'shall  maintain a roasonablceontroT'of .the  lines when constructed'so far as" traffic.  , rates and the general puhjic convenience-are concerned. =-.-.*  It may he that some of thejoads for  which the subsidy is 'intended will  - never-be built; in fact it is reasonable  to suppose that the-'shrewd financiers  of London, who-will.be'called upon to  subscribe ^7,000,1)1)0 toward such a  hair-brained venture as the Bute  lnlct-Quesni'llc  railway, .will  eiiiphiif-  . ically refuse to do so.. English investors in railroad stocks tire not likely  to be enthusiased over a project that  begins and ends in a'wilderness that  oilers no probability of ever being anything else. " The 31 ixkh ventures the  assertion "that the, Bute Inlet-Ques-  nclle railway could' never pay dividends on the money .necessary to  build it and challenges the truckling  government "' organs ��������� the . A'ictoria  ������������������ Colonist and the Arancouver World���������  to offer" reasonable evidence to the  contrarv. ���������  A BOARD OF TRADE.  This journal has repeatedly advocated the establishment of a Board of  Trade in Nelson, believing that the  interests of ,tho city and the surrounding country would be materially benefited thereby. As these appeals have  only created a passing interest with no  specific result, Tins Minis it has taken  the trouble to interview a number of  the leading business men and obtain  the views they entertain on tho subject. The result is published in this  issue and conclusively proves that  there is - an almost unanimous sentiment in favor of some such organization being perfected as quickly as  possible. Nelson has now arrived at a  condition of commercial importance  that calls for well-directed and encr-'  getic efforts on the part of those residing hero in order to obtain the full  benefit of' the era of prosperity that  has just commenced.  1 No one seriously questions the  glorious future in store for Kootenay,  or that somewhere within thc district  there will be a center of population  and business second to none west of  Winnipeg. The increasing development of the mines will be followed by  the establishment of'smelters, refineries, foundries, machine shops, factories, and tho usual industrial enterprises resulting from the consequent  growth'-- of numbers in population.  But under the existing conditions of  things in Nelson there is no active-  organization' to advance .the city's  interests in influencing promoters of  labor-employing institutions to locate  here.  ��������� This city   is   in   urgent need of an  organization   .that    Avill   advise   and  iissist the Dominion,  Provincial   and  -Municipal governments in promoting  thc welfare of the community.   There  is reason to believe that had a Board  of Trade or some such organization  made   proper   representation   to   the  Dominion officials through onr representative in  the. House of Commons,  arrangements would by this time have  been well under way for the construction of a handsome Federal building  in Nelson  for the-accommodation of  thc postal, excise and custom services.  As it is,  Mr.  Bostock is unsupported,  and ill though he may   Iiave worked  faithfully to secure an appropriation  for" the construction of the building,  the fact remain's "that no provision for  it has yet been made in the estimates.  The  Provincial government has pro-<  mised that a Land Registry oflice shall  be established here but has made no  appropriations-to-mcet-the-expenser  It is ii well known fact that the Turner  government is outrageously indifferent  to tlio  needs of this district, and it is  only by the most emphatic representations that anything can be obtained  from  them. *~ During the first year of  tlio municipality's existence too much  care cannot be exorcised in the management of its affairs.    The city council would probably not object ton close  interest   being    manifested   in... their  deliberations, iind,"upon tho basis that  two heads are better  than one, would  welcome advice that might bo furnished'-by an association  of the leading  business men'of Nelson.,  ft is to bo hoped that, the efforts of  'Senator Mclnnes of British Columbia  to establish a mint in Canada for the  purpose of coining gold, silver and  copper currency necessary to meet all  commercial requirements of the country will be favoi-iililyconsidered hy the  parliament at Ottawa.. So far as can  be learned, the suggestion has not been  opposed and there is no valid reason  whv it should he.  The passage of an Act by .the. legislative, assembly' to authorize the appointment of an inspector of metalliferous mines "will undoiibtly meet with  great approval. The mining industry  of this Province h,-������s become so extensively developed that such an officer is  necessary for tin safety and protection  of: the hundreds of miners now employed.         British Columbia will never have a  perfect system of government until  those administering the affairs of thc  Province recognize that they arc  elected to advance the interests of the  common people and not the interests  of the members of the Executive  Council.       ������  PROFESSIONAL  dABI-vS.  If tho Railway Subsidy Bill, now  before thc Provincial legislature, stood  as Jittlo show of becoming law as the  Bute Inlot-Quesnelle railway does of  paying dividends the electors of British  Columbia would, heave a huge sigh of  relief.  How many supporters of the Turner  government are financially interested  in the Cassiar Central Railway company? is a question that is agitating  the minds of not a fow peoplo of this  Province.  The inability of the conservative  newspapers to make effective arguments .-.gainst tho general policy of  the Laurier govern inen^ is particularly  noticeable at tho present time.  Kootenay extends the "glad hand"  only to those who have money' to  invest and thoso who are prone to  honest and patient industry.  It now looks as if the government  of this Province is by Rithet and for  Rithet instead of hy the people and for  the people.  Who are the promoters of the Cassiar Central Railway company-'  ANOTHER . .NEW   TOWN.  NELSON AS A  *o  SMELTING CENTER.  The time is not far distant when  almost the entire output of the Kootenay mines will be smelted and refined  at Nelson. Other towns in the vicinity  may entertain hopes and ambitions to  the same end, but because", they are  not so fortunately .situated it is scarcely reasonable to suppose that "their  aspirations will ever be realized. This  city will shortly- become the center of  .-i perfect network of lines of transportation that will directly communicate  'with every important mining camp in  south-eastern British Colnmbia.  The Xelson and Fort Sheppard iind  Nelson-Robson railways tap the Nel"  son' milling division in [two different  A number of capitalists ��������� are endeavoring to obtain from' the Dominion government a guarantee of H per  cent, interest on a bond issue of a million and ;i quarter dollars to enable"  them to build a railway /rom the head  of Lynn Canal over the mountain pass  to the headwaters of .navigation on  tho Yukon river.. Thoy also ask permission to administer the public affairs  of the Yukon district by a system, of  regulations ��������� to be approved of hy the  government.  .'There is'not the slightest justification for acceding to the-proposal. This  country is already controlled too much  by monopolies. The people of Canada  want no administration of a Chartered  Company nature. The Dominion government should so treat the matter  that similar requests will not be made  in the future. Public sentiment is "oe-  coming more and more opposed to tlie  policy of giving special privileges to a  few individuals. Unless the system is  discountenanced Canada will cease to  be a free countrv.  A  liii-tine.*  <'eistn- lo   i:<:   IMuldislml ul  l.i-iiiDH ������!���������(.(.k. -  '  Del Monte,".April 2!).���������This is* tne'  latest addition to the towns of AVest  Kootenav and the indications are tlmt  while it may uot become a large settlement, it will be prosperous and a great  convenience to the miners of Lemon  creek. It is by no means certain that  tlie name of Del Monte will he, finallv  agrecd upon, but'.T. AV. Thurston, who  is at work constructing the pioneer  hotel, says he was first on the ground  and that that will he the name if everything he can do will settle the "matter..  A. L. Thurston will also establish a  store. Another hotel is being constructed. Whether these hotels will  have the usual saloon department depends "considerably upon tho protest"  -filed-agairist.tlieapplic.itions-lor-liccnse  by the Canadian Pacific railway.   -  Del Monte is five iind a half miles  from Slocan City and something over  ii mile from Slocan river, and is at the  point where one of the surveys of the  railway crosses Lemon creek. ft is  not certain that the railway will cross  at that point, but the beliefis that the  fear of high water and the. swift cur-  rent'of Lemon creek'will load the company to do so as a'bridge can be economically built at thc site of Del Monte.  There is a great deal of prospecting  going on along Lemon creek and its  numerous tributaries, and should the  town succeed in acquiring the usual  conveniences it will, doubtless become  a permanent addition to the distributing points of tho country. The only  difficulty now is the opposition of the  Canadian Pacific: - Should the branch  .railway from Slocan Crossing bridge  Lemon creek at this point the  right of way will include the more desirable part of the town site. Mr.  Thurston has already filed a mineral  claim there and. while this does not  give him surface rights for other  than mining purposes, it operates as a  check upon lliedisposition ofthe.Canadian Pacific to oppose the townsite  people. Tt is not likely that thc rail-  ray will cross the creek lower down  and tlmt a new townsite will be established. -  If Mgr. Merry del Val. the Apostolic  delegate, accepts the advice of a large  majority of the press of Canada he.  will leave the politics of this country  severely alone. It is to be hoped that  he will do so and instruct thu Roman  Catholic archbishops and bishops to  follow his example.  TO    DEATH    LEAD VILLE    MINES.  It.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan City. 454  ML. GUI-.-_.lE-T, LL. D., BA. KRISTER,  ���������   .Solicitor, Notary I'ublic-, Etc., Sandon  li. C. (131)  Cl EO.A.ll. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  X goon.   Ollico, linker street, 3 doors west  of po .lollico, 111) stairs. (571)  ASSAYING.      BOBBINS __.  LANG.    AS-  wiycrs  to   War Kitgln  and  Associated  Companies, Uossland . ��������� ,  .       (351)  S NORMAN & CO., MINING AND STOCK  . Brokers, Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  Tclcplior.o 027. [40..1  MAHON, MCFARLAND & MAHON. LTD.,  Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  13. C.   Members Slock Exchange. 330  171   Jl. SAX 1)1 LAN OS, GENERAL AGENT  !_���������   Kirc   Insurance   anil   Jlining   Broker,  Sandon, H. C. ' iitiO  Joseph A. Say Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  IN  All  kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors. :  '���������*     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  Jf         PILOT BAY, B. C.  SIBBALD AND PEASE, GENERAL  Commission anil Fowarding Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. (302)  LIONEL C. BARFF, Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia. IA. Lbty. Ollice, 32 Langley st.rppt,  Victoria, B. C. 374  FS.    ANDREWS,     NOTARY'    PUBLIC,  ���������   Conveyancer,  etc.    Sole Agent for the  Canadian Fire Insurance Co.   Real Estate ami  Jlining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.   (Ml)       .  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B. CV(Member of thc  B. C. S'ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  WANTED.  PAl'TNERSI.IP-1 want a partner in my  mining and real estate business. -Must be able  to command at. least $5,000 capital.  XV. A. JOWETT, Nelson, B. C.  ROOMS TO RENT. .  Three nice furnished rooms to rent  Applv to  (ill C. WATERMAN.  PRIVATE BOARD.  PERSONS desiring a permanent and quiet  Hoarding plaee.eitlier by day or week,  will Unci it at the Woods' Block, on and after  April 1st.      (578) MRS. G. H. WOODS.  MIXINe. AC-EXTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER. ST.  .csrELSonsr, ib. o.    [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  !-._.UU.INCE aud ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION A-_I_KT.  VICTORIA ST..  814  NELSON. B. C.  Ovum.J** Moe*  ami Siil������t-ril.i- $10,00_>���������Hnt-  li 111 11) lie increased.  Leadville, Colo., April 30.���������A meeting  of all tbo managers oE the mining properties located within the city limits has  b-en belli for the pnrpose of taking action looking to thedrainiug ot the mines.  Darin? the strike last year the pumps  were shut dowu, and a number pf valuable e-ilver aud lead .. iues were drowned.  Ebeu Smith, the largest individual operator io the district, reported i_ plan of  draining which was adopted. Ten thousand dollars were subscribed -for the  work, and $40,000 more will be added  when pumping operations commence.  The mines, when drained, will put 750  more men to wo;k and increase the output ot ore 500 tons per day.  W. P. SLOAN,  _MIII_>*ri_N*C__-    __A-G--_-__-Sr-r  .-oat Klvcr, puck Creek. Sutler i������Mrlc.  11111I Summit Creek proitcrtle. a specialty.  Property on line of Crow'* Kent Pus* Ball*'  ron.l, located on Coat Klvcr, on list.  Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAV,   RIVER. B. C '"  P. O. ADDRESS PORT HILL. IDAHO.  473-5-12-fl  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Years K.vperlence In Mining. Experienced Prospectors Furnished on Short  .Votlcc. _ :.ltne. -Kxpcrted :iud Itcportcd on,  ' linker Street, Opp. C."__-"K. lanil OlHce _  NELSON. WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-G -   .   " ' ,*"  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers .  Will Purchase or l-'uriilsli Money to Develop tiond Properties. I'li-st ' Class Connections In Knstern 1'llles hnd londou. :  Writ i- 11 .before placing your properly  315 A 316  ROOKERY.  &Foi5ZJ!L.Ntt:,    -    *vs7--_f__.s_Ea:_  ".       'S25   ,.  Nelson Shoe Store  A .Full and Complete Line of    f1}lp������n 'fnr    f^cll!  Spring Goods just received        VlltJdjJ    1U1     -Udbili  "WE IIAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand  at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices.  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (���������r>S4) - NELSON, B. 'C.  ���������       ���������       ���������  Lawrence  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  h: __������_. _r jd w ^ _R _E  A Full 5tock of Granite ware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. M02)  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT-ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEL.   21. B____-.____:JE_3"R   STREET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  .0    Fancy Goods.  A. C, Buchanan & Co.  P. 0. Box.47     " '   -' Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. 482  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  -^-BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  .55.)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   1.0SST_ANP,_B. C. *  110  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  'JN<3  MACHINES  AT-  5  249  Cut to the Bone!   What is?  Why the price of our  Goi_.a West.  - Daily  - Going East.  Leave ������.00 a. 111.  Kaslo  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.3C c. m.  South Fork  "      3.15 p.m.  ".    9.3(5 a. m.  Sproule's  "      2.15-p.m.  "      9.31 a. 111.  Whitewater  2.00 p.m  "    10.03 a. m.  Bear Lake  l._8 p.m  "    10.18 a. 111.  McGuigan  1.3 p.m  '  "   10.30 a. nv  Bailey's  1.21 p.m  "    10.39 a. 111.  Junction  1.12 p.m  Are.   10.50 a. m.-  Sandon  Leave   1.00 p.m  FOR SALE  An  established   business   on  Bator  street- f������'������* s'lle cheap.  OIK Enquire at The Minei..  Subject to change without notice.  For  rates and  information   pppi' at the  Company's offices.  ItOBT. IRVING. - H.-W. BRYAN,  2G1I' Traffic Manager. Superintendent.  NELSONJ-OTS.  NOTICE.  !    I Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  I local agent for addition A to the town-  | site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  : lots or parlies  wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please applv to him.  ������w F. C. INNES.  HEAVY TWEED and ET0FFE PANTS  Worth $3.00, Now $2.00  The P. O. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  IJSrCO_-=_.*E,0"-_:l--__.a?_E_D   1670.  THE  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  "We do not make, claims, Tout only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged' "by all. unprejudiced people  to Toe the best value' in .Canada. _ ,  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C-  505 THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY i, 1897.  MAM  I  El  Will Be the Leading Publishing House in Kootenay.  A   NEW   THO RHE   TYPE   SETTER.  No  _K\|>i-ii.<-  lit-lie Spiircil In ..lukliii; The  ..lliK-i- ihe l.t'inliiii; X������ .v_*|tn|ii-r of  Wi-slcru < .iiiuilu.  Tlirec weeks ngo Tiik Minkk promised  its readers a newspaper as good as nny  iu western Canada.. The promise will be  fulfilled as fast as circumstances will permit. Since the imuouocement was made  many hundreds ot dollars have been expended iu: improving tlie facilities and  the expense ' will not cense, until The  Minei- Printing aud l'ublisliiug company  13 the most perfectly equipped publishing house iu British Columbia.  For some time past the Trail Creek  News hns eujoyed thc reputation for being the moat extensive and complete  publishing house in Kooteuay but it  will shortly have to give way to Tun  Mineu. During the past week a force  of men have been employed remodelling  the interior of.The .Mineu block. The entire buildiug will be devoted to the company's business. Tbe basement is being  extended to the lull length of tbe block  iu order to accommodate new engines,  presses aud other printing machinery.  The grouud door will be devoted to composing rooms, a job department, busiuess  oilices nnd stock rooms, each separate  nnd distiuct from the other. Editorial  rooms nre being prepared on tbe second  floor, whero every accommodation required in journalism is being introduced.  These rooms aro uow iu the hands of  paiuters aud papei-hungers and will be  ready for occupancy next week.  A THORNE TYPE   SETTER.  The Mineu company placed nn order  lust Monday with tho Toronto Type  Foundry for au improved Thorne type  setting machine, which will arrive here  within tbe,next thirty days. The machine  is the fust of its kiud placed iu any  printing otlice in -the interior of the  l'roviuce nnd it is the first of American  pattern to be used west of Winnipeg.  When placed in position, aud ready for  operation tlie machine will have cost up-  waidsot $2,200.  The Thome patent differs from other  type-s-euiug machiuery iu that it sets  moveable type*; whereas tbe Rogers and  Mergeuihnler machines cast the characters in solid blocks from molten metal.  The two last named iuventious can onh  beusL-d successfully where gas is obtainable for beating the.metei. As Nelson  lias no gas works the Thorne is the only  type-setting machine that enn be used  hero successfully.  Although n complicated piece of mechanism, tbe Thorne is a reliable and rapid  type setter, fit hns been known to set  - 00,000 ems iifeight hours, or ns much as  eight printers'would average iu the same  space of lime. The average of the Thome  machines in the office of the Tacoma  News is 52,003 ems iu S hours, whi.e those  of tbe Boise (Idaho) Statesman ollice  nvernge 48,000. Tue machine ordered  for The Miner will set thirteen columns  of solid type, or more than two full pages  of matter iu eight hours. A team of  expert operators lu.yj been engaged to  work the machine^  OTHEll MACHINERY.  Besides the type setter, uew newspaper  and job printing presses have been ordered from the Toronto Type Foundry,  and IM-. *\V. F. Thompson, tbe manager  -of The Miner, has gone - to Toronto,'  _M o n t re a 1 __a n d_0_tt aw a to purchase other  machiuery. type, paper aud printing  paraphanalia to the exteut of more than  two-.carloads. - These supplies will-be  shipped to Nelson with as littlo delay as  possible.  AS  A* DAILY  PAPER. -  Uutil the new material arrives it is  considered advisable uot to attempt the  enlargement of The Miner from its  present size, but as soon as tbe new plant  is ready for operation this journal will  be increased in size to eight pages ns a  weekly editiou. The time has about  arrived, however, wheu the population  nud interests of Kooteiiay require a  thoroughly first class daily newspaper.  .Tin: Miner recognizes its opportunity by  reason pf its central-' location.in the  district, ,nnd promises before tho preseut  summer' is fnr advanced a daiiy issue  that will be excelled by few newspapers  in the Dominion.  shares.   Director?, T. J. Jones, Geo. H.  Haynes and James Malcom Palmer.  Salmon River Consolidated Mining  Co., (i-V.) Capital 81,000,000 iu $1  ehart1-.    Head otlice at Spokane.  Slocan Mine-', L I. Head office nt  Vancouver, ('npitnl 850,000 iu 5 cent  shares. Directors, Osborne Piuukett, L.  Blair Hesse and W. C. Brown.  Starmouut Mining Co. Head office at  Victoria. Capital 8500,000 in $1 shares.  Directors, II. \V. Isergusson-Pollok, P.  A. Paulson, W. Taylor and Raymond B.  Punnett, all of Victoria.  Telluride Gold Mining Co., Ld. Head  office at Vancouver. Capital 81,000,000  in 81 shares. Directors, John B. Brown,  Ilariison Hot Springs; Robert J. Leckie,  Arthur G. Addison and James W. Girvin  of Vancouver.  Trout Lake Mines aud Milling Co., Ld.  Head otlioo nt Vancouver. Capital $250,-  1X10 in 25 cent shares. Directors. W. J.  Pace, J. -V. Champion and Charles  Simson.  Willow Gold Miniug Co., (For.)  Cnpital $1,000,000 in $1 shures. Head  office at Spokane.  TO GREAT PALLS.  rroilu-.t or the North Slur In Knxt Kootenay to be Treated There.  A telegram from Great Falls, Montana,  says: For two mouths past rumors of  large shipments of silver ore from the  British Columbia miues to the Great  Falls silver smelter have been current  here. The first authentic information  regarding the matter comes from Collector Browne of the customs district of  Montana and Idaho, who, last night  received otlicial information that the  entire output of silver-lead ore from the  famous North Star mine at Fort Steele,  B.C., for the comiug sensen would be  shipped to the silver smelter here for  treatment. Tbe estimate for the season  is from 7000 to 10,000 tons, the first shipments ot which will begin iu a short  time.  Some time ago tbe silver smelter, on  accouut of a lack of ore. reduced their  working force. This, it is understood,  will now be increased very materially  and the incoming shipments, together  with the regular receipts from other  points, will furnish employment for a full  complement, of men for the summer season.  The ore will be brought to Great Falls  by way of the Kootenay river to Jennings,  Flathead county, from which point it will  be transported "over the Great Northern.  For the river trade tbe service this season  has been largely increased.. Two new  boats have been put on in anticipation cf  heavy shipments, aud if necessary  another will be added. It is also said  thnt several other mines in British  Columbia will ship to the Great Falls  silver smelter aud tbe receipts for the  season will, it i. expected, be much  heavier than ever before.  KOOTENAI'S   ME&T   SUPPLY.  Hundreds of Cuttle Required to feed  tbe  I'eople or This IMittrlct.  The people of Kootenay now consume  something like $60,000 worth of fresh  meats every mouth and most of the supply comes from the Canadian Northwest  Territories. One firm���������P. Burns & Co.,  of this city���������-ships in between 700 and  750 head of cattle and from 1200 to 1500  head of sheep every thirty days. Tbey  uow have 9000 head of steers herded on  tbe prairies around Calgary, Edmonton  aud Fort MacLeod awaiting trpnsporta-  tion to tbis district. It is es .imated that  tbis enormous amount of bi-et will be  consumed before the end of tbe summer.  Within tbe last few weeks the price of  beef bas advanced considerably and dealers are now compelled to pay four cents  per pound for live stock where they formerly could obtain as much as was required  for three aud three and three-fourth cents  per pound. . Tbe rise is said to be due  to the increasing demand in Kootenay  and-the-improvement-of-the-Chicajjo-and-  Euglish markets.  HEINZE  ENJOINED.  i NEW MINING COMPANIES.  A   Iteeord   of Incorporation.   From    the  u Itrltlih .'oluiiitilu Kiucllr.  There is a noticeable decrease in the  number of companies incorporated nt'Vic-  toria last week.   Fifteen were registered.  Anaconda Consolidated Gold Miuing  Co.. Ld. Capital 8*5,000,000 in. 81 shares.  Head otlice at "Uosslnnd. Director?,  Golson Campbell, Aaron Louis Jaffe-'and  James Robinson Cranston, all of Boss-,  land,   c  Golden Eagle Consolidated Minii-g Co.,  (For.) Capital 81,000,000 in���������$l shares.  Head office at Spokane. "  ��������� _  Ingersoll Mining Co., (For.) Capital  S1,000,000 in SI shares. Head office at  Spokane.      ' '  " Iowa Mining nud Milling Co., (For.)  Cnpital 8650,000 iu 81 shares. Head  office at Seattle.  Lake Shore Mining Co., Ld. Head  office at Vancouver. Capital 81,500.000  in 81 sliares. Directors. B. B. Johnston,  W.'A. Lewtbwaite, T. H. Sisson and J.  E. Miller, all of Vancouver.  New York-Kootenay Co., (For.) Capital  81,000,000 in 81 shares. Head office,  New York city.       (  ' Prescott Mining Co., Ld. Head office  nt Vancouver. Capital $300,000 in 25  cent shares. Directors, Frederick C.  Innes, Harry Abbott, and Osborne  Plunkett, all of Vancouver.  Rossland Gold Mining, Developmant  nnd Investment Co.. (Fo-.) Capital $-2,-  500,000 iu Si shares. Head office at  Bochester, N. Y.  lloyal George Mining nnd Development Co., Ld. ' Offices at Victoria and  Kamloops.   Capital 81,000,000 in 10 cent  Gives  Itonds   on    Itutte    Properly���������..fust  Xot Ship Ore.  The court at Helena, Montana, having  jurisdiction in the case, last week issued  injunctions against F. Aug. Heinze. and  the (Montana Ore Purchasing company,  granted several days ngo to restrain them  from working the Pennsylvania and  Michael Davitt mines in Butte. The injunctions are issued pending tbe suits  brought to recover damages for ore extracted and disposed of iu the past, nnd  were issued conditionally upon tbe filiug  ot bouds. The Boston & Montana company is������'suiug for $500,000 for ore extracted from the Pennsylvania, and E.  Rollis Morse of the same company asks  for 8225,000 damages for ores taken from  the Michael Davitt mine. The bond in  the first case was made 8100,000 und in  the second 875,000. They have been  furnished with.CUniles Clark and John  Noyes of Butte as surities. Tbe injunction allows the defendants to do necessary development work for the purpose  ot proving the matter in controversy,  but all ores extracted must be left on the  grounds. - *"   <*������  Quartz Creek ���������levelopment.'*1  The Elia May on the Salmon, between  Hall and Quartz creeks, is being developed by a force of four men. The work  is in charge of Wm. Mack, one of the  owners. ' A tunnel will be driven in for a  distance of thirty or forty feet. The  Ella May adjoins the well known Tennessee, and is on the same ledge��������� a twelve  foot ledge,;Tfith white quartz cropping  between syenite walls. The owners of  the claim are Abe N. Johnson, R. A.  Power, S. Kolpman and Wm. Mack.  They are satisfied that their claim has  merit and will push work on it vigorously.   Hooker Creek Miue*.  Hooker creek, at the head of Crawford  Bay, will come to the front shortly as a  mining camp. Among thc claims worthy  of notice are the California aDd Monte  Carlo. These claims were .located and  are owned by M. Johnston. About 130  feet of tunneling bas been done and  about 10 tons of ore shipped. The  smelter returns give the value of the ore  as follows: Fi;st shipment, 190 ounces  of silver', 47 per cent, lead; second shipment, 242 ounces of silver, 47 per cent,  lead. This property is situated at the  head of Hooker creek, to which a trail  ha3 been made at the cost of about 8800.  THE NEW TARIFF.  MINING   MACHINERY   TO   BE   ON  THE  FEEE   LIST-  The Daly on Spirit* Ix 15 Cenlx n tail Ion  Extra  and  Clgarettex   wm Be  More Expensive.  Below will be found a list of the chief  changes that have been made in the  tariff:  Miuing machinery, whether manufactured in Canada or not, has been placed  on the free list.  Duty on spirits increased 15 cents per  gallon.  Corn placed on the free list," except  when imported for distilling; Hour reduced from 70 to 60 cents per barrel;  wheat reduced from 15 to 10 cents per  bushel; cornmeal reduced from 40 cents  per 100 pounds to 25 cents, and right to  import corn iu bond to grinders abolished,  us it has given rise to much complaint  on the part of the trade. No change will  be made in tbe duty on cleaned rice, but  tbe raw material is changed from 3 10 to  M cent.  Coal oil is reduced 1 cent.  Regarding the coal duty, Mr. Fielding  said he hoped the government would in  the end reduce theduty 40 cents, if tho  Americans will allow theirs to remain at  40 cents. At present it is not advisable  to make the reduction. In case the  American tariff is retained at 75 cents,  the duty on bituminous coal will be  raised to 75 cents, with the rate on anthracite coal as well.  The iron duty is reduced on pig,  wrought and scrap.  Skates are changed from 10 cents per  pair and 30 per cent, to 35 cents.  Hay knives and other agricultural im-  plimcats and shovels, from 35 per cent,  and 25 percent, to 35 per cent.; mowing  machines, binders, ploughs, portable engines and sawmills from 30 per cent, and  20 per cent: to 25 per cent.; barbed wire  fencing, 15 per cent, to January 1, free  thereafter.  Lumber und timber manufactured,  from 25 per cent, to 20 per cent.  Glucose or grape sugar, glucose syru^,  and corn syrup, from 3*f to M cents per  pound.  ' Raw sugar is unchanged; the dnty on  refined is advanced 14-100 of a cent.  Ten is unchanged.  Collars of cotton-lined celluloid, from  2s cents per dozen and 25 per ceut. to 35  per ceut. Cotton fabrics, printed, dyed  and colored, from 30 per cent, to 35 per  cent.; grey aud bleached cottons, from  22."--ij* per cent, and 25 per cent, to 25 per  cent.; cuffs from 4 cents per pair and 25  per ceut. to 35 per cent.; shirts, from 25  percent. and$l per dozen to 35 per cent.;  velvet, velveteens and plush, from 30 to  35 per cent.*; laces, braids, fringes, embroideries, handkerchiefs and table  cloths, from30 per cent, to 35 per cent.;  cotton sewing thread and crochet cotton  on spools, 25 per cent; cot'on sewing  thread and handkerchiefs,bleached or unbleached, from 12 to 15 per cent., manufactures ot hemp, jute and flax, from 20  to 25 per cent, shawls, travelling rugs,  from 25 to 30 per cent.; women's and  children's dress goods, coat linings,  alpacas, cashmeres and quilts, from 22*4  to 15 per cent,; socks and stockings, from  10 cents per dozen pairs und 35 per cent.  to 35 per cent.  Cut tobacco, from 45 cents per pound  and Yi.% per cent, to 50 cents and VL%  per cent.; manufactured tobacco and  snuff, from 35 cents per pound and 12}������  per cent.; to45 cents and Vl)4 percent.  Buttons, from 4 cents per gross and 20  per cent,, and 8 cents per gross and 20  per cent, to 35 per cent.  Cloths for mackintoshes, from 12)4 per  cent, to 15 per cent.  The excise duty on spirits is increased  from 81.70 per proof gallonto $lt90^er  proof gallon.  The duty on cigarettes, which is uow  $1.50 per thousand, is increased to 82.'  On foreigu raw leaf tobacco, unstem-  med, there is a duty of 10 cents per  pound, and stemmed 14 cents per pound.  At present it is on the free list.  _   -  Binder twine, from 12V4 to 10 per cent.  After 1st July, 1898, ��������� this article will be  placed on the free list.  Builders' hardware, upholsterers', harness-makers' "and saddlers' hardware,  including carriage' hardware,- locks,  hinges nud saws and table cutlery, from  Vl)4 to 30 per cent.  Tools of all descriptions fiom 35 to 30  per cent.  Files and rasps from 35 to 30 per pent.  Firearms from 20 to 30 per cent.  Gas coal oil. and electricity fixtures,  from 27}-������ to 30 per cent.    ,  Buckthorn nnd strip fencing of iron qv,  steel, from }4 cent per pound to 25,per  cent.    . ~ "  Cast iron vessels, plates and irons from  27^4. to 25 per cent.   '  Cast iron pipe, from 810 to $S.  Boiler tubes, from 1%, to 5 per cent. _  Screws, from a variety of specific rates  and 30 per cent ad valorem to 35.per  cent. 0 - "  Tacks; from, 1. cent per thousand and  V/z cents per thousand to 30 per cent.  Wire nails, from 1 cent per pound to  35 per cent.  Forgings of iron and steel, from 35 per  cent to 30 per cent. ;|  Iron and steel hoops, bar iron or steel,  from 810 to 87. Ironin pigs and scrap  iron, from $4 per ton to 82.50.  Rubber belting," from 32>������ ;to 20 per  cent.  Patent and enamelled leather from 224  to 25 per cent.  Cement "from 40 cents a barrel to 12A  cents per 100 pounds.  -Plate glass from various specific duties  to 30 per ceut ad valorem. Silvered  glass from 27K and 32J4 to 30 percent.  German looking-glasses from 17A'to"20  per cent.  Crnde petroleum, fuel and gas oils,  other than naptha, benzine aud gasoline,  for nse for fuel or for.manufacture of gas  from 3 cents per galLn to 2% cents.  ParaQine" wax from 2 cents per pound  to 30 per cent.  Olive oil   prepared for salad purposes  from 30 to 20 per cent.  - Sulphuric ether from five  cents   per  pound to 25 per cent.  Acid phosphate from tiro cents per  pound to 25 per cent.  Compound preparations from 50 per  cent to 35 per cent.  Lubricating oils from six cents per  gallon to five cents per gallon.  Printed music from ten cents per  pound to 25 per ceDt.  Bonks not being foreign reprints of  British copy light works or Bibles, prayer  books, psalm nnd hymn books or blank  books, from six ceiits to 20 per cent, ad  valorem.  Advertising pamphlet*, show curds,  illustrated price lists, fashion plates,  chromos aud works of art, other than  those done by hand. Tom 6 ceuts per  pound and 20 per cent, to 35 p-.r cent.  Newspaper supplements from 25 per  cent to 20 per ceut.  Medical wine of more than 40 per cent,  alcohol, $1.50 per gallon. Tbis is u new  item.  Musical instruments,including organs  nnd pianos, from 20 per ceut. nnd 35 per  cent, to 30 per cent.  BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE.  General   Activity  In  lhe   l'ureliiiuc  nml  Improvement of I'roperty.  During the past week a great amount  of property in Nelson has changed hands.  One of the most important transfers was  lot 8 in block 11 on Bilker street just  west of the Hudson's Bay store.  The name of the purchaser and the price  paid, is not to be divulged at the present  time. The probability is that a business  block will soon be erected there. The  former owner of the property was Mr.  John Hull of Kamloops.  Robert Hurry has purchased the two  lots back ot tbe Phair hotel ndjoining the  Nelson club bouse and will build on  them at once. The price paid was 8*500  a lot. A numbor of lots in Addition A  have been sold at good prices to people  who propose to build residences.  A three story store building is being  erected en Baker street opposite the  Madden house and a three story hotel on  the corner opposite the court house.  The lumber yards aud sawmills are  taxed to their utmost capacity and still  are unable to supply the demand of  builders and contractors in Nelson.  Arrangements are being made in a number of instances to erect business houses  in order to accommodate new-comets  who are desirous of becoming permanently established here. There are now  thirty substantial residences in course of  construction in Nelson.  UNCOVERED   A   VEIN.  (iroiinil Sluicing; on Englc Creek Bevcal-t  a Free Void Ledge.  Mr. J. P. Swedberg aud J. W.. Johnson  while ground sluicing on the Granite  claim on Eagle creek, uncovered a very  nice looking ledge, similar to the white  lead to which it is the southerly extension. Foreman Swedberg, pf the Poor-  man mine, thinks they have found the  White lead. The ore is thought to be  free milling and although no assays have  been'raade it looks very rich. The claim  is under bond and as it is looking so well  it is expected that the payment to take  up the bond will be forthcoming at the  proper time. ,  Satisfactory Test.  The test recently made by the Hall  Mines smelter, of Nauaimo coke, has  proved most satisfactory and the probability is that this coke will b������. used to  supply tbe smelter during tbe coming  year. Superintendent Johnson closely  followed the workiiig of tbis coke and  states that it is much superior for snielt-  iug purposes than the American  article.  JEWELRY " RECOVERED.  I'ropurly  Stolen nt   Ko.tluutl   Discovered  at Spokane  A telegram from Spokane states that the  jewelry stolen from Challoner, Mitchell  and Spring's store at Hossland, last  February, has been discovered in tbe  Northern Pacific express office at Spokane. Tbe stolen property ,was in a  small valise and consisted of 105 rings,  various precious stones, thirty watches,  mostly gold, bracelets, breast pins aud  otherarticles of jewelry. =  ���������Judge-Hanford ot-the-United-States  district court- hns issued an order to release the goods in order that they may be  returned to their rightful owners but the  customs and police officers are wrangling between themselves, concerning who  is.entitled to the reward.  NOTICE,  To Provincial Land Sl'kvlvous.  HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has licen pleased to make the  following rules and regulations with reference  to lhe survey of Provincial lands and mineral  claims:���������  I. All surveys shall be personally, made liy  dulv qualitied Provincial Land Surveyors.  ��������� 2. All Surveyors shall use the dnpni-Linentiil  Held book and paper, and nt the bottom of each  liiiKO of I he Hold-notes shall be entered Lhe dale  nml signature of Surveyor.  II. The original lield-notes shall be accompanied bv an allidavit in the subjoined form.  I. All Surveyors must promptly carry out the  instructions o"f tho Department in respect to  the character and amount of information to be  furnished in the lield-notes, and at all times lie  ready to make such corrections and supply  Kiiuli'ndililional data as seems expedient for the  complete checking of tlieir work 111 the field.  j. The-Department will invariably exercise  tho rifjht of refusing- to accept surveys not  made in accordance with the above regulations,  and"also will refuse to accept as rutinfactory  any and all surveys made by a .Surveyor "'ho  has been guilty of repeated infractions of the  proceeding rule's.  .  G. B. MAl.TI-s  Chic/ Com'r -of Lands nttd Works.  Lands and Works Dcpt. ���������-��������� .-  Victoria, li. C, rjth April, iSoj.   ' ,.   '  Si.-r.vEv ok Provincial Lands.  Affidavit.  X of ���������'-   a   duly    authorized  Provincial Land Surveyor for the Province of  Uritish Columbia make oath and sayas follows:  II.) I have surveyed   j    |2.) I commenced thc said survey on the   dav of 18'J   . and completed it on the  I  day of l_fl   .  I    IS.) I  personally ran all the lines of the said  ] survey on the dates set out in the annexed lield-  book marked A".  (1.1 The notes contained in the field-book aro  a correct representation of the  work done on  the ground by me.  Sworn before "I  __J      Pitiviiicinl L'aiufSutTrjt.-  LB1..1  Nolice of Application for Liquor License.  1" "AKE notice that I.TbOKiJvsKIynn. will apply  I    _     to the  SUpendiarv Magistrate  of U e-t  i,Kootenav. thirl v dav, after date, for a lic_n:o  to sell liquor bv retail, at the Koolenay Hotel in  the town of Quartz Creek in said di>tnct.  THOMAS FLYNX.  Dated-at Quartz Creek, D. ('., ibis '-"Jth tlay  of April. 1SU7. '    '''l***    '  .'HUKCII   NOTICES.  Sunday 25th April, 1897..  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Soug, 7.30 p.. m. every Sunday.  Holy Comiiinninn <>n 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matin.; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Pkesbytkuian Chukch. Services at  11 a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Cuuncn. Mass at  Nelson on first nnd last Sundays in the  month. Saudou second Suuday and  Knslo third Sunday.  Methodist Chukch. Comer Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. ra. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  STOCKHOLM    EXHIBITION-  Having been commissioned by tho Hon.  Sydney Kislior, Minister of Agriculture for  Canada, to select an exhibit of Hritisli Columbia's forest products, as well as specimens from  the inines in tbo several sections of the  Province. I bog to intimate that I will be  pleased lo receive from saw mill and mine owners such samples as they may deem advisable  to be sent to Sweden's exhibition, which opens  early in May. I trust intending exhibitors will  so arrange it as lo have their products,reach  this city not later than the 24th inst. l-_!ach exhibit should be distinctly labelled, giving name  of article, exhibitor's name and locality when'  it came from, and if deemed advisable a des  cription thereof.  As the period is limited I respectfully urge  promptness in lhe matter by intending exhibitors, whose samples will be forwarded free of  all expenses from Vancouver. The exhibit of  each and every individual or company will bo  an advertisement to those making same.  0.  C.   KI-DI-IDGE.  Vancouver, April 7,1897. -.. (IWo) -  NOTICE,  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AN'I)    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  NELSON DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.  "VTOTICE is hereby given in accordance with  _____> tho statutes, that Provincial Kevenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1897. All of the  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Kootenay, assessed by me,  arc payable nt my ollice at Kuslo, JU.O.  Assessed taxes are collectible at lhe following  rates, viz :���������  , Four-fifths 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 ono thousand  dollars thc following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more tlian  ten thousand dollars, one and onc.quartor of  one per cent; when such' excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one half of one por  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 1897:  Three-fifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of roal estate other than wild land. One  half of one percent, on thc 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  thousnnd dollars, one and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one po-  cent.    Two and one   half   per  cent, on  the  assessed value of wild land.  :   Provincial revemie tax S3.0O per capita.  O. C. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1897. 527  Partner Wanted.  I want a partner in my mining  and real estate business. Must be  able to command at least $5,000  capital.  , W. A. Jowett,  Nelson, B. C.  Application For Liquor License.  TAKE NOTICE, that I. W. A. Mcl-Cllan will  apply totho'Gold Commissioner of West  Kootenay, II. C, thirty days after date for a  license to sell liquor at retail, on my premises  Lots 1 and 2, Block O, town oi Ainsworth, B.C.  XV. A. McLELLAN.  Dated  nt Ainsworth,  13. C, this 21st day of  April, 1897. (������12)  Notice of Application for Liquor Lieeose.  Take notice that I, Adolph Lnpolntc will  apply to the Government Agent for West  Kootenny, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail at tho Grand Central '  Hotel situated on lots 23 and 21, block 6G, in tlio  town of Nelson, 13. C��������� in snid district.  ADOLPH   LAPOINTK.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 20th day of April,  1897.    . (010)  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacilic  Ky., agent for tickets and any information desired.  AVM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  "Winnipeg.  561  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First Class Bnr in connection.     Trnn-  sient rates reasonable.       (582)  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 w. J. fi. DlekKon. Baker HU  SL0GGETT & WATERS,  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby Kiven that sixty days from  date hereof, wo intend to imply 10 tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to mm-hasc the following described land  situated in the Xelson division of West Koot:  enay.  CoimncnciiiK at u post at the south-west corner situated In a hay medow about 10 chains  south  from  foot  of  mountain   and  about 12  chains north of Ilea ver Lake; thence north 80  chains, thence east SO chains, thence south SO  chains, thence .vest SO chains to point of coin-  liienccinent, uoiilninini; G10 acres more or less.  E. UltOADI'OOT.  J. OSTIN.  WM. McAl.THUK.  Hated Salmo. 20th April, 181)7. (fil_)  TIIK   ���������<-Mi.MI-l.t .t KOOTKNAY IMII..VAY  A!.i> x,_a_-;atiox co.nr.txr,  N'OTICK is hereby Kiven that plan, profile  and book of reference of a branch of the  above railway from Slocan City to a .junction  with'the Nakusp and Slocan Hailway near  liosebery, are now on file in the Land Registry  Ollice, Victoria. J.  ])."TOWXLEV.  Secretary.  Vancouver, H.C.- March 31st, 1807. _       (;5__l)  BUY-yo*-".' own  WALL PAPER  "lake your 0 .. 11 <-lioli-c  ami save the rainier'*  -JiiiiiiiiIh.Iiiii  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  '   Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Large stock of new patU:i-iis  Thomson Stationery .Co-  LIMITKI.  (3(52)    ' . NELSON, B C-  Practical   Miners.  Contractors  and Prospectors. _  Developing New Property a Specialty.  Address in care of Miner office.      609  POR WINES aM CIGARS  ADDBESS 514  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  W. H, PHIUPPS,  _2r _J____f_r\)_____������ "W- "^r -W  ^   ENGRAVER  Die Sinker and Embosser.  583    39*j Douglas Street, Victorin, B.C.  FOUND.  ." Anew place to send your laundry  after April the ist. '    ''   ������  The Kootenay Steam.; Laundry  will be thoroughly equipped with  the latest improved machinery and  experienced help. ^   -.-        .    -  Whitcherc& Cleland     -     Props.  JSKISO.V, U.C. - (529)    '  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  VICTORIA HOTEL  - - Victoria Street.  American and.European Plan  EMPLOYMENT   OFFICE  ' IN CONNECTION  RATES,.-  .-.: $1-00 and $1.50 Per Day.  Fine Assortinonnt of ,.  ".VINES.   LIQUORS   AND   CIGARS  50S 0. P. GOODWIN, Proprietor.  A limited amount of treasury  stock now on sale at io ceJnts per  share.- Enquire of A. H. Kelly,  Baker street, two doors west of  Bank of Montreal. M3  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Time 'ruble No. 1.      To Like cflcct Feb. J, 1897.  KASTHOU.VD.  No. 1 passensrer (rlnily except Sunday)  loaves Kossland  1:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:00 p.m  No. 2 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Hossland  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail .' 8:00 a.m '  ... west-hound.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  8:15 a.m  Arrives in Hossland 10:00 a.m  No. 1 passenger Cdialy except Sunday)  Leaves Trail 5:15 p  Arrives in Hossland 7:00 p  Connections made with  all  boats arriving  and departing from Trail.  .-_ r.m  7.-00 p.m  General Orlices:  Trail B. C.  F. P. GUTELIUS,  General Supt,  TWO ^ars ������^ *Be^rooin Suits and Dining  JL   YY \J Pnnm   "Pnrr.it.nrp.  AATP Car of Mattresses and Upholstered  UlNiU Pnrn-tnrP  These Goods Will Be Offered at Advantageous Prices  Por Gash.    Special Eates to Hotels-    lj  508  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OP WALL PAPERS    Tl  Mf> APTTTTTII Str PR  KEPT IN STOOK AT ALL TIMES- "' lUWlMi AUUIE W. UU. l'HE MINER, NELSON, 13. C'��������� SATURDAY, MAY i, 1897.  (Concluded from last week.) '  dignity,   "that   suggests   tlio   Idea that  you do not belicvo I am adhering strictly  to the truth.    If that   be   so say so, but  don't stand there glowering at. 1110"  "I am glowering at nothing," says  Tom, indignantly "But I wonder you  havo the���������the cold-bloodedness to come  have and speak to mo at all after the  disgraceful way in which you have beer,  going on vitb that old Giics."  This is coining to the point with a  vengeance.  "It wasn't my fault that I was lute,"  says Dorothy.  "Why did you go with him at all,,  gallivanting off to a desert island with  ������ man old enough to bo your father:-1  I'm ashamed of you."  "I3ut, my doar Tom, what was I to  do? Control yourself a little, and let me  say one word, at all events. Poor auntie,  a< you know, suffers so dreadfully from  lowncss of spirits when left alone with  Mr. Giles that out of sheer pity for her,  I took liim olT hnr hands this morning  for 11 littler .villi.1."  "A littlo- whilo! From twelve to  seven a 'little while!' Oh, this is too  much! I'mghul you hp.ru found tho time,  slip away so quickly; shows how  thoroughly you enjoyctl yourself."  "Don't bo- absurd, Tom," angrily.  "You know very well that I detest that  limn. It is to mo a positivo misfortune  that auntie will invite him here oil'  ���������mil on."  "Then let mc' congratulate yon on tho  xcollcnt fortitude with which you endure  your misfortunes,'-' says Mr. Dolmege,  with what he fondly believes , to bo line  Irony. But' Dorothy will nouo of it. She  smiles superior.        '  "Thereare few things so unbecoming  as a sneer, unless well donp," she says  calmly;"* "and forgive ine If I say, my  dear Tom, that you' haven't the nose for  it! If 1 .were you, 1 should givo up trying that sort of thing."  "I shall give up more than that," says  Tom.  "Belief in you, for one thing."  "Because I took- a walk to oblige  auntie?"  '���������'Because you choi? .e to prefer that old  reprobate to mo. Because you permit him  to make love to you.  Because���������"  "Oh, Tom!"  "Well, doesn't ho mako love to you?  Tell mc honestly, now, what ho was  saying to you all this morning and afternoon und"���������with increasing wrath���������  "evening?" "        -  "You aro so violent that really I don't  know what to. say to you. Como into the  drawing-room; wc shall at least bo  beyond the observation of. passing  grooms and stable-boys."  This is an able move, meant to change  the current of his thoughts, but It fails.  Mr. Dclmege onco in the drawing-room  resumes - thc attack with undiminished  vigor. -  "Well," he says, "do you mean to toll  me he suoke no word of lovo to you today?"      '   -   ���������=.  "If ho did, what does it matter?"  "It  docs   matter.    Did   he propose to  you?"  "Perhaps you don t quite know how  mile you are."  says Dorothy, at bay.  "Silence, or a refusal to answer, gives  consent," says Mr. Delmegc, furiously.  "So it has come to this, has it? Well, 'i  wish you joy of your Blue Ribbonitc.  Take care he doesn't make you feel  rather blue in the long run. A man with  a long-tailed coat, and iv "mole on his  nose! Well, I gave you credit for better  taste!"' i ��������� '  "That was good of you," says Dorothy, who is now fully as angry as he is.  "I nevpr expected you to givo me credit  for any thing. -Tt Is really quite too kind  of you. Anything else to say?"  "Xo, except gooiljljy. I'm going  abroad. I'm���������I'm' going at onco���������this  minute!"  "Don't let me detain you," says Miss  Browned  "I   shall   travel���������to   tho   ends of the  earth. .I'm .very fond of traveling." ".  -   '-'That's    a good   thing,"    says   Miss  Browne, ��������� cheerfully.    ''Where   may- the  ends of thc earth be?"  "I' shall  go .to India first,"-   declares  -  he,   disdaining   to   take'  notice   of her  question,    "antl   from   that���������anywhere!  Plenty of big sport in India; and besides  that,, it'possesses   one   great   advantage.   There-is"���������withrimmenso-hittcruoss���������'-'a  paucity of women there!"     - o   ,���������  '-'Mrs. Evans is there,"   says Dorothy,  placidly.    Airs   Evans   was an old fliyno  of Tom's.    "If   you happen to meet her,  give her my love.    I always thought her  ��������� such a nico girl."  * "So did I," say.. Tom.   -  .    "And so pretty."  . ***   "Lovely." ' -  -  "Such eyes!"  "Such lips!"  -''And   such a heavenly temper!"   says  Miss Browne, with growing enthusiasm. -  .   Now, as thc Mrs.' Evans in. quest ion .had  a temper   of '"the   worst description possible, this last remark leaves Mr. Delmego  somewhat stranded.  c"'At'all events, she wasn't a flirt," he  says with accumulated scorn.  A pause ensues'���������a terrifying pause.  . Then Dorothy slowly advances on the foe  until she is several feet nearer Tom  than she was before. This tactic reduces  him to that state commonly described as  "shaking in'one's shoes"  "What do you mean?", asks Miss  Browne junior,-in an awful voice. "What  ilo you mean by that?"  ��������� "Nothing, oh, nothing!" mumbles  Tom, now thoroughly subdued. What  on earth possessed him that ho should  make that unfortunate remark?  "Yes, vou did," says Dorothy.still horribly cairn. "Don't" deny "it." She  advances even closer, and brings hor  foot- down with a littlo thud upon tlie  llonr. Tom makes a backward movement  that places'a gypsy table betwixt him  and the enemy.  "You  meant   every word of it," says  Dorothy. "You called ine���������me a flirt."  ���������   "I did not," says Tom,-faintly.  "Don't contradict me," says Miss  Browne, with a second stamp and a few  more steps that brings her up to the  table. "You did mean"it; but now yon  are ashamed of yourself and���������no wonder!  Come here if you dare and say it all over  Again! Come out from behind that table  Tom Dclmege; itsha'n't protect you I".  "I won't" says Tom. He seems to  cling to his table as a last resource. Miss  Browne very justly incensed by this point-  blank refusal to obey her command makes  a final move. She puts out her hand.  ' Xo doubt she only meant it for a tragic  gesture, but Tom " understands it'otherwise. To him it represents a desire to  take him prisoner. He makes nn awkward plunge to one side, which so startles  Miss Browne that she trips, comes suddenly iigainst the table, and sends ic  heavily to the ground. It is covered with  little glass and china gimcracks," so that  a most resounding crash ensues upon its  fall.followed a 'off moments later by the  sounds of hurriedly approaching footsteps in thp hall.  "Aunt Jemima !*' exclaims Dorothy in  an    awe-stricken   tone;   and     turning  suddenly tt-ward tho upper door, she flies  precipitately irom thi. spot.  Tim (being the man) of courso loses  his presence of mind, and only recovers  it when too late. His attempt at a  retreat is rendered abortive by Miss  Jcn-.im:i,"who, entering the room in mad  haste, catcher him in the very act of  making his escape.  "(lo:>d heavens! what has happened?"  cries she, gazing in dismay at the ruins  lying at her feet. My Chelsea cup in  atoms! My Dresden vaso in hits! Oh,  Tom Dclmege, come here! Where aro  yon going,Tom Delmego,In that disgraceful hurry:-' Come hern this moment, sir,  and i-onfcs. that this Is your act!"  With a movement lull of wrath, the-  old lady points to tho debris upon the  carpet,and to the gypsy table,lying prone  upon iss side, looks as though ib wero  kicking up its heels in a most unseemly  uiamii-:-. Poor Tom, with a most woebegone countenance, creeps slowly hack  into tho room, and on his bended knees,  and with (lushed cheeks, proceeds to  pick up the broken, bits of glass and  china beneath a perfect volley of abuse���������  abific ton, to which ho has no claim.  But, though he tries to hatcher, thero is  sweetness in the thought that he is"  enduring it all for Dorothy. Ife Is still  crawling .iliont tlie carpet and Miss  Browne is still giving him her opinion  of liim in uo measured terms, when a  servant enters the rojm.  "Micky Maguire is below, miss, an'  want.? to seo Miss Dorothy."  "Let liim want,'' says Miss Jemima,  still fuming. Oh, my precious porcelain!  Oh, goodness gracious! look at my best  bit of Valerie! Would its own mother���������I  mean its own maker���������know it? Tell  that miscreant, Micky Maguirp, that  Miss Dorothy will nover again sec him  after his treatment- of her to-day."  Tom pricks up his ears.  "As ye plaso,Miss Jemima, 'tis myself  has come to explain all that," says a  second voice at thc door; and enter  Micky much disheveled from hard running and mental disturbance.  "Co away, Maguire! It is of no use  your trying to excuse yourself," says  Miss Jemima, sternly. I have the who!?  story straight from Mr. Giles' own lips."  "Then, humbly hoggin' yer pardon,  miss, ye couldn't have ib from a.greator  blnggunrd," says Micky, with the utmost  mildness.  "Connor, remove this boy" calls Miss  Jemima vehemently addressing the  departing servant.  Just at< this moment the upper door is  gently pushed open, and Dorothy, looking  as innocent as a dove, appears upon the  threshold.  "Dear mc who threw down the table?"  "asks she looking with deep horror upon  thc shattered remains of the Chelsea.  "Was it you auntie? or was it��������� eli  Tom" Her reproachful glance at Tom is  shortened as she catches sight of Micky  in thebackground.  "You here"    she exclaims.    "~5o away  can   not   think   Maguire what brings  you here nfter your - disgraceful carelessness this evening."  "If yo'd only let me spake; miss, says  Micky nervously twisting his old "can-  been" round and round upon his .lingers.  "Sure 'twasn't my fault at all at till.  'Twas the ould gent as done it "  "Mr. Giles didn't mako you late" says  Dorothy.  "Fegs an' that's just what he did  miss; that very same, bad luck,to him"  "Boy" "says Miss Jemima severely  putting up lu-r glasses aud subjecting  him to an awful stare "recollect rour-  self"  , "That's what I'm doin' miss. I'm  recollctin' as hard as I can. An' here's  the very words he said to me. Says ho  'Come for us at sivin o'clock' says lie..  'Not a minib sooner' says ho 'or be the  powers I'll have the life o' yo' says he."  "Boy" says Miss Jemima agaih'in a  strident tone meant to reconduct him to  thc paths of truth.  "But when did he say all this?" asked  Dorothy bewildered.  "Airly this mornin', miss. Before iver  ye started he come to mc to tell mc to  bo ready for ye at the landin' place an'  'twas thin ho said thiin very words.' I  didn't mistlirust him then miss; but  when I heard a whi le ago that ye were mad  intircly. wid -mo for..' bein' so   late- it  gtliri.uk   ine   that "tlie old vagabone was"  playin' some game." a  "Boy" says Miss Jemima, but rather  marc faintly this time, "have a care"  A what miss? Xo thank ye miss. It's  too airly for'thim foreign wines; an'  Father .lorry would be de- death o' mo if  ho heard of it." But indeed Miss Dorothy 'tis the solemn truth I'm toll in' yo  about lhat ould gout wid the mould on  his nose. Did ye ivrr hear miss that  moulds is very onlucky? Faix they arc so  miss, an' I'd have ye tako caro of him.'  Have nothing to do wid him, Miss Doro-  ' thy.. Any one wid  down the divil's own '.lis; is fliers on any  .one that vexes tli'em." ���������      "  "I must .request boy" says Miss  Jemima weakly; "that we. have no cursing and swearing here. And���������and how  are we to know that your words contain  truth? It was only a moment since that  Mr. Giles "was deeply regretting to me  in the most (lowery language the unfor-,  tunate delay caused by your carelessness."  "Bring mo face to face wid hini miss!  He promised me a shiHui' for me day's  throuble, an' divil a rap have I seen yet.  Whin he was lavin' the boat I'inthro-  duced me hand" to him, miss, an' ho  said, 'Tlie ould hag above would see to  it,' nianin' yer.honor's self, .miss; an'  axin' yer pardon for rcpatln' it. 'tis mo  own belief miss as he'd been dli'rinkin,'  for he smelt very sthrong."  - "Oh, heavens!" says Miss Jemima,  sinking into'a chair. "What is this-I  hear? Have I lived all these years to bo  called 'an old hag'! Oh, my"dear Tom,  won't yon see me righted:-- " Won't you  chastise that villain? That wolf -jn  sheep's clothing! Oh," my poor. Dorothy,  to what a fate I was hurrying you!"  Just at this n;o=t opportune moment  the door is softly opened.and Mr. Giles  puts in % fat face aglow with loving  :smile.=. '*'  "Am I  welcome?"  asks he, with   lus  most   playful   air,     appealing   to    Miss '  Jemima.    But -that maiden has lost her ;  faith   in smiles however   heavenly.    She ;  tiirns upon hini. !  "Monster!" cries she, shaking her !  hand at him. "Avaunt! out of my sigiit, ,!  villain! Away away!*'  '���������Eh?   What?   How is this?    Has   my J  dear   friend   taken leave of her senses?" ���������  demands Mr. Giles changing   color as he  sees Micky.  "It means that we have discovered  your creditable little scheme to cause a '���������  breach- between mc and my affianced .'  wife" pays Tom promptly drawing Doro- j  thy's willing hand through his nrm.- '  Tom is a young man of a r������������dy wis and !  many resources and is always up to '  tim<-.  "And where may she be?" asks Mr. .  Giles in a tone that' strikes Tom as being j  : insulting.     Ho- makes a   dash   forward  j. but is seized by Dorothy.  j "Here!" she says to Mr. Giles, answering his question by a motion of her disengaged hand that indicates herself.  Tom is still struggling, but Miss Jemima has also added her strength to Dorothy's to prevent his falling   on   the foe.  ! "Wo   know   all   about you now,"   pnnt3  | Tom.    "This   boy,    Micky,   has just in-  , formed us of your baseness, you Infer���������"  !     "Thomas! beware!" says Miss Jemima.  , "Do not bo a partner   with him in vice.  . Keep from evil words.   Go man!" to Mr,  ; Giles;    "I can't hold him    much longer.  ! Oo! whilst your skin is whole upon your  j body."  ! "This Is sad���������very sad!" says Mr.  Giles.    "The   old   Adam  breaketh forth  . again.    Oh,how degrading are the effects  : of   alcohol!"     Ho groans dismally, and,  i making u cautious movement toward  the door, runs almost into the-arms of  the upper housemaid.  ;      She is a pretty girl, butat this moment  [ without her temper. She gives the benevolent  Mr   Giles   a vehement shove that  | sends him tottering back once more into  tho drawing-room.  "See here, mum," says she, advancing  toward Miss Jemima "Look at this here,  , which I found under his bed this morning."    She   casts a   withering glance at  ��������� Mr. Giles, and holds up for general inspection a large black object. Alas for  the apostle ot temperance! Alas for tho.  Blue Ribbon! It-is a brandy bottle.  "I'll  j teach you   to   chuck   mo undsr the chin  ! again!" says she, shaking   it  angrily   ut  j Mr. Giles.  Ho is growing very yellow. But he  makes a last feeble effort to support his  cause���������tho cause.  "There is such a thing as martyrdom!"  ho moans, lifting his eyes until only the  whites of tlieni can be scon: This on his  partis a foolish,-proceeding, as It dims  his vision for the moment, and in that  moment Tom gets him. Breaking loose  from his gentle chains, he falls upon tho  foe, and when next Mr. Giles' eyes  return to earth it is to find himself in  mid-air, flying down the broad staircase at i. speed hitherto unknown to  him. Despite innumerable bruises, however, he picks himself up off the hall  mat; and beats a hasty retreat from The  Towers, never to return.  .The housemaid and Micky Maguire,  filled with deep joy, retiro to tho lower  regions. A silence falls upon tho three  left alone in the drawing-room. It is  broken by the butler.  "Dinner Is served," says he, in the  sonorous voice with whieh Naturo has  endowed him. It acts upon Miss Jemima  like an electric shock. She bursts into  tears.  "Tom, ..'she says, plaintively. "I am  quite unstrung. I am ill, Tom���������very  ill Something is weighing on my breast"  As if unconsciously she detaches the  Blue Ribbon from'hor dress and holds it  out to Dorothy. "Perhaps it is this, my  dear! It reminds me of that bad man.  Put it carefully away   somewhere, whero  ���������where I-can't see it.   And, Tom, I feel  very weak; I think"! should like a���������er���������  just a thimblcful'of champagne���������but no  more, no more!"  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  rooms n.As._ i:uki������ iv jiai:i> FiM-ii.  m:.vlv -.<hi_.vi_.iii._-. . 45s  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop!    FRONT ST., KASLO, B.C.  KOOTENAY   LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $ io.oo subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August  14th  1896.  CO., L'TD  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals andToilei  Articles, Wholesale and . Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.  Globe Savings and  Loan Company  Subscribed Capital $3,200,000.  Own your houses. Company will  assist in erecting houses i'or borrowers  and in paying oil* amounts required to  clear title, and does a, general loaning  business ou real estate security.  As an example, $11.3-1: payable  monthly will repay in C years, principal and interest of a mortgage of $000.  Apply fn W. A. .-l_l-.IIO.V4LI>,  .iviicral Agent,- Kelson  Clement.. ������t Hillyer Mock, 52_  A   LADY   BURGLAR.  a Goiitle-  ller ICxptTricuec Whilo Koi.bine  man i-'t'ieml.  " I7**," Mid the lady burglar, as sho  ran a dainty:gold-tipped jimmy through  her back hair and toyed idly with a  dark lantern, "it was somewhat of an  innovation,' I confess,'and I rather pride  myself that I am the first roal lady who  has ever made a serious .study of the science of burglary. Other'ladies have tried  it, but it was 11 mcro fleeting fad, like  roller skating nnd hoopskirts. They never  .took up the calling iu earnest, and I believe I am correofc iu my assertion that  I am positively tho only lady who has  adopted tho profession as a means of  livelihood. '  "How did I happen to enter it? No,  don't say what, was the lirst misstep.  That is mere sentimental gush. There  was no misstep. I took np burglary deliberately, and, if I may say it, with  malice aforethought. All the legitimate  professions were overcrowded,. and I was  far too'proud ever to think.of .becoming  ^^housem'aidor'iv^waltress^iir^on-rof"  those quitk and dirty lunch places. And  there "was no money in typewriting.  . - "Once"���������and thc lady burglar laughed  a merry, reminiscent laugh���������'"I remember entering a geutleman's house by way-  of the second-story window���������he was'" a  personal friend of mine. 0  ''Oh, no; I never let such trifles stand'"  in the way of business; in fact, if. Finn  not much mistaken, he was an old sweetheart or something on that order. Well,  I was just gazing in the glass to seo if  my hat   was on   straight   preparatory to  1 mould can bring'  g������'mg  through liis joiiiw   and   whutc.or  "    other articles0 of furniture ho   had, when  he awoke with a violent 10, iiO and 30 per  cent, popular price start.      ' ,   .  "- *_Uy Gawd, Mag, is  it you:-" he ejuc-  .ulatcd in a   low   voice,   'what  are  yoii  doing here at such   an   hour.    Think of  what the neighbors will say!'  '��������� 'I am here to rob,' I -replied, in a  hard-boiled ' Barbary Coast voice. Ho  seemed surprised, but contained himself  with remarkable self-possession. 'If you  will promise to go homo and shed those  bloomers forever, you can h.ive anything  I have got,' and he gavo "mc tho"kej\to  his wife's bureau drawer ou the spot."  "Yes. I have found that, as a .rule,  men are gallant.: I always, make it a  point to disturb them as little as possible, but whenever I do arouse them they  receive ine in a courteous and kindly  manner. I recall an instance of my earlier-days, when I was little better than a  second-i'tory -novice. _- I had entered a  bachelor's apartment and was hastily  separating the wheat from his unpaid  bills, when ho unexpectedly" opened his  eyes and gazed long and earnestly at me.  " 'Do you find anything that, strikes  your fancy':'' he asked in a gentlemanly  way '  " -Nothing,' I replied,'-that will enable  me to live in ease and luxury.'    ,  " 'Well,' he answered, 'in that lower  drawer you will find a pair of pink-silk  pajamas. I" you-will be so good as to  take them, I think you can use -them  when your bloomers have gone into  dry-dock.'  "Oh, no; I was not offended. We lady  burglars have to put up with a great  deal of risque remarks, and besides. the  pajamas, I ; found, made excellent shirt  waists for the seaside.  "Would I recommend other young  women to follow in my footsteps? JS'o,  not unless'they were willing to put up  with all manner of unconventional  things. -Sometimes I almost envy Billy  Fly, Davy Dare Devil and those other  Indies who hang bv their toes from the  LS-story. buildings at ������7 a columns.  "It is a great dc3l more genteel thau  to go through a pair of gentleman's  trousers with the horrid dread in your  heart that his wife has already been  ,'nrough them."  Hotel  Slocai)  Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  lleadqliarters   For  Commercial travelers  anfc flMnfno flDen.  First=CIass in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KA5L0, B.C.  (551)  QTATF _fYRT r. s. baily, prat.  OJ-__l������il    UHXl JOS. MO.NNIG, Sec".  Ksli_$:cd      Sampling Works  A general Ore Market.   Largest. "Works  in  Colorado.   Modern Mill* nnd Machinery at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLD ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address   .  STATE.0EE SAMPLING CO.  Gold Bullion Bought.   317       Denver, Colorado  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417. HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IMliGolUilver, Copr or CoalPronerties.  WILL BOT or mob Coiw lo Mo ore.  WILL HANDLE Bonds of Wc Steam or Horse Car Railways  WILL BUILD Waterworks or Float Bonds or Same.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway, New York City.  379  anfl TraQing Co., Lti.  Strs.   International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAV LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in effect February 1st, 1897.   Dailj-  cxeept Sunday.   Subject to change  without'notice.  Lv. ICaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot.  Bay, Balfour, Way Points ". 5:30 a.m.  Lv. Xelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points 4:10 p.m.  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passenger trains of the X. & V. S. It. R. to and  from Northport, Rossland and Spokane.  " Lv        /"Ar Northport 12:30 pm."> Ar  Kaslo     -[   " Rossland     3:25 p m. } * Kaslo  5:30 am    I "Spokane - 7:00 pm.)     8 p. in.  Lv Spokane 7:00 am  Ar at Kaslo 8pm  Lv Rossland 10:30 am .' " '���������   Lv Nortliport 1:27 p ni  "      ,  "  .  '"  ���������Tin'Oiiglitiekots sold atiowesf rates and_b_.g-"  gage checked to all United States points.  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr.  Kaslo,' Jan. 30,1897.   Head Office at Kaslo, B.C.  Going East?  Tii  If you aie  Do not Forget  Imuortant  Resting the Feet.  ��������� A hard mattress rests the sleeper more  tlia-i a downy feather bed, because it does  not  press so many party of thc  body at  * once,  relieving  certain   bumps while the  others are being lain upon.  iNo two pa:r._ of shoes are exactly alike.  c:i   the  inside,  rr.id  cha::-ing U:e:n once  per day eases different porVioiis of the feet ,  by tnro.vn.g the weight'u,.0:1 other parts.  This  gives a _'_-i~.rising rcsif-.th:ess-to the  feet, as well as to ike shoe, which aiso ������eis ���������  tired, j'.*.::t as a it.:;or dices.  I.2r.L.ie:-j ,.-.._.io.--d r.iwr.y;; be chosen ac-  cording to the condition of the feet, as they  differ materially 1:1 effect a::d'purpose.   -  O.i every pair cf "Slater S  is a tag. which tells the c::ccl leather used,  giving its pccuHcriiih and ihe zjcar it"is  adapted to.  You cau thus buy  FIEST���������Go via St. Paul because tbe  lines to that point '"ill afford you the  best service.   .  SECOND���������See that theieoupot- beyond  St. Paul reads via ibe .Viscousid Central  because that liue uiHkes the closest connections with all the traus-continental  liueFe terinR lhe Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and  friend, the nearest ticket  ageut, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. C. Pond, or Gko. S. Batty,  Gen. Pas. Agt. General Agent,  Mil-raukec. 210 Stark St.,  Wisconsin. (570) Portland, Or.  MAtA������A������A!AtA!A(AtAlA������A������Ai  WITHOUT #  HOOPS^I  VM      That means a long *w  \fr lasting Pail, *\j/  Its   many  qualities Stf?  are unique. SM  ify      The price makes it tu  ^ available to all yK  f THEE. [[EDDY CO? I  5| IflDUBATEO FIBREMR:  |  ^li P-ilLS, TUBS, PA_T3, DISHES, ETC.  Kli  mmmiimmimmi  mmmmmmm  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. i������  B.O.  NELSON,  ICE CREAM!   ICE CREAM!  -AT THE-  VIENNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For Ibe Very Best Meal at the MosL Resonable-Price ours is the place.-"Every  description of Lunches put up to order. Wc are now prepared to furnish all  kinds of Fancy Cakes, "Vienna, Tarts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc. Wed-  dini? Cakes a Specialty.        - - -  .FinSTDElST    _B__R,_E_._A__:r_)    IIN-   TO"W"IST  delivered to any part of the town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  - 470 .   " JOHN HUMEli, Proprietor.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and. Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G������ 0< pUchaijaij  _13  Music Lessors  o Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co'g Store  Kelson ��������� ^97 '  KELLY, DQU&LAS & CO.  *v*J____i_srcp-cr*v**E*R:, b.c.  "WHOLESALE GROCERS AND DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM  Cliina,   India  and Japan.  A. Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars, Cigarettei  Toliaccos, Etc.  Prompt Attention to AU ���������rdeH  1329] tf-v  THE MINER, NELSON   B. 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Y~^r^rY~^^^z^frzz^������iz.  ^il=i.=ifi=A=^^ii&-^  _^---i_#:f---__^-i_-i_fe=  5i^--^-~-^r--^==.=i^ami  WEEKLY STOOK REPORT.  Companies.  So.  of  Shares  l-.ii-  Value  Price.  Nl._I.SON.  Hull Mines   ICxcliequcr   KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Ilea ver   Uig Three   _-llttC   Jii-it.. Can. Gold Holds  ll. C. Gold King...  Kluobird   Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtie Queen   Centre Star   Colonna _-.-.   Commander. ."   Crown Point'.   Ueer Park   Dolacola   Delaware   lOistoi-n Star   K11t.orpri.se   Kric   h__ veiling Star   Georgia   Gertrude   ���������Giant   Golden Drip   Golden Queen..-   Great Western   Ilattie Drown   Helen   High'Ore.....'....;...  llomestiike ......'..'.  Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask   1 X h   Independent    Josie   Jumbo   Knight, Templar���������  Kootenay-London ..  1-cKoif   Lily May   Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star   Nest. I-Stf   Northern iiello   Novelty   U. K   Palo Alto   Phoenix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  It. K. Lee   Rod Point..   Rochester p   I.ossland, Red Mt. -  Rossland Star   St. KI1110   St Paul   Silveriue...;'   Sou'n Crass & \V con  . Sultana   Trail Mining Co   Union   Virginia      War Kagle I .'  West l.e Roi   White Rear   Young i.ritish Am'n  AIXS.VOIiTIl.  ncllie   Ellon   HOUNDAUY.  Old Ironsides   -    CAMI'   MCl-I.N'N'l.Y.  Cariboo t   l.l_VEl.STOKE.  Orphan Roy   '   SLOCAN.  Alamo   Cumberland '.  Dardanelles   Grey Kagle..:   Idler   Ivootoiiay-Colutnbii  -���������Minnesota���������...'.' -  Noble Five Con   Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star   -Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   v>  NOI.TIll'Oln-.  Red Top   Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,000,000  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  1)00,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  2,5oo,ooo  Soo.ooo  700,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,5oo,ooo  000,000  1,000,000!  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  Soo.ooo  2,5oo,ooo  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  (.00,000  5oo,ooo  1.000,000  -000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  "700,000  500,000  000,000  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  t.ooo, 000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  Soo.ooo  1,000.000  2,ooo  ("00,000  000,000  000,000  000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  TSo.boo  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  Soo.ooo  700,000  000,000  00,000  1,000,000  Too, ooo  1,000,000  ���������loo  IjOOO.OOO  1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  l,ooo,ooc  l,ooo,ooc  00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1  1- 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ��������� 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  1 00  1.000,000  00  00  00  00  00  00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1*00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1   00  ' 1  00  1 eo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  lo 00  ]   00  1  00  1  00  loo 00  ���������1-00  ��������� 1 00  1   00  1  00  So  lo 00  1  00  1  00  .. 1 08s  S'O 10  0 12  0 10  0 10  0 0:. 1  0 IU  0 10  0 07  0 10  0 (XI  0 07  0 OK  0 25  0 18  0 1(>  0 1 Si  0 (B  0 12  0 20  0 20  (I 05  0 11  0 l(i  0 8  0 15  0 10  U Hi  (I IU  0 7  0 5  0 Oil  0    1)1  0 0.3  0 20  0 12  121  0 ������>  0 ll>  0 55  0 5  0 10  7 50  0 20'  0 12  0 17  0 11]  0 08  0 08  0 10  0 5  0 2(i  0 51  0 !>  0 (>.  0 12  0 OS  0 10  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whoro no consideration is named in transfers  thu nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  ItONNlUHll.  April 20-  Cnseade���������Ira W  Ilercrlcy to S O Griswold.  Black Hull-John Mnnlcy to A Dunlop, J.  April 21���������  Parrott-T II Rcci to It F Kelly.  King of the Hills No 1���������W S Wilson to L  Sin ver.  Copper Queen���������FE Loring to E L Sawyer,  35,000  Africa���������F II Oliver to E L Sawyer.  UoodenoiiKh��������� W S Colburn to J Nelson. J.  Little Dorritt���������L. P Williams to E M Kin-  nenr, .V.  Gunibetta and Parritt���������It F Kelly to- C E  Dennett.  Copper King. Little Giant, Tillio H, Defender  No i and  Littlo Vita���������Wm D O Toole to H L  Tibbits.  April 22���������  5- Isabella. Melville, Mnrdock, London and Argenta, 1 in each, l������ L Ilowi rmiin to J Harrison.  Waters Meet, Golden Plate and Saratoga��������� F  Dunncgan. A F McMillan and J T Sullivan to  M I Icnly, $1.8011.  Alwilda���������II V Arnold and A  E Kennedy to  Alwilda Cold Mining Co.  April 2.1-  Mary Farley���������F Heslewood to J A Wallace, J.  Mnry Farley���������F Heslewood to C H Hcod, J  j\Iiiry F���������M Hums to C Van Ness. G A Smith,  M Iv French and J Jackson, Jr, 4-5  SinonU-W J Ellis to It E Crawford and W  II I) Anderson.  'Senator, Aciiic, Prince Hal, Grant and Cale-  doii. W II Cooper and A U Gait to thc Golden  Era Mining and Developnient company.  April 21-  Kunice���������D McDcrmi to Ilattie Summers, J.  Red Cross���������I Itutt to Hat-it- Summers.  Samcck���������A Mclntyre to Hattie Summers, 1.  O 1) Rand and Red Lyn���������J Derby to Hattie  Summers  lilack King���������H Schrocilcr to G Kien/le, J,  S25.  April 20-  Virginia Fraction���������XV L O'Conncll to F Mc-  Farlane, S87.  Mnji���������It J Wynne to J C Luckenbell, $100  Duluth, Golden Age and Maekic���������J Colotto  to F M McLeod, 1-10, $400.  Emergency���������O M Hand to H O'Connell.  Klta, Sander .'., Shannon J���������F Jackson toT S  Gilmorc,  THE ROSSLAND CAMP.  THE   OPINION   OF    AN   ENGLISH  JOURNAL.  The   ������'������rr_N|M������deut    or  llie  Itnlly -Mail  UlvrN   Ills   liiiitrCNKluu <������f Trail  Oerk ItlHlrlcl.  0 2i)  0 15  0 07  0 15  0 10  0 20  0 10  0 00  0 10}  0 21  0 IS  0 07  0 15.1  0   7i  0 0_i  0 40  0 08  0 25  0 (KM  '0 511  0 51"  1 10  2 00  0 CSV  0 25'  1 oo       0 10  "' .Dividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, $M25,000. War Eaglo, ?187,OO0; Cariboo,  SUO.OOO; Idaho ������20,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  ' Reco $100,000- Rambler 825.000.. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid dividends. -^  " AINSWORTH.NEWS.  Knslo.  April 17- , ���������  Joshua Rriggs to W It P Briggs, ispecial  power of attorney.  Black Fox and-Daiscy-R W Yuill to J D  Porter.  Same���������Henry Blair to John D Porter.  Same���������T Collinghani to J D Porter.  Same���������R Strathern to J D Porter, assignment  of agreement.  11 B Porter to J S Porter, general power of  attorney.  California, Black Fox and Daiscy���������lt B Porter to John I) Porter, J,  Same���������J 1) Porter to II Croft, bond. $2...00O.  Old Abe and Iron Wheel���������Burt Pearson to  Giis Anderson. J.  Government���������SI M Grothe to Joe Werner, \.  Kokanee���������A Short to German Mining Co. $5.  Jas W Mulick to Ed Durney, special power  of attorney.  First, Ch-mce���������Jas W Mulick to Chas Behr-  niiin, $10.  First 'Chance, Gait, Hillside and lt E Adams  ���������Chas Behrman etal to Hillside Mining Co.  Red Star���������A A Linburg to G Bricn.  April 2-1-  Anaconda and Butte���������VV R Ramsdell to F S  Boyles.  County court to Daniel Patterson, letters of  administration for Dugald Patterson, established,  Neptune���������W II Adams to Joe Matheson, 1, $5  White Chief���������J II Tink to Hiram E Allen,  $3000.  Bullion and Mayflower���������Dan A Crawford to  _W_AJowett,.l-12.__-__- _._.__   Zulu King���������Peter Maclver to Gus Spearing,  S100. '   ,  April 21���������  Alameda and Sir Chas���������Notice to Tom Clar-  idgc that, his contract is abortive.  Nancy Hanks���������M J Mahoney to W A Boss,  $2000. ' -_   .    -   -  Fresno, Maud S and Last Link���������D DMcPhail  and M J Mahoney to W A Boss, $9,500.  Hazel C���������M J Mahoney and Geo T Eucr toXV  A- Boss, $J000.  Josie���������W F Dikcman to XV F Morrison, $500,  April 22-  - '    '   ' '     ,  Jt. Shaw, E Churchill and A E Shaw to  Leander Shaw, general power of attorney for  all purposes.  ���������Little Mamie-Shaw ct al to T M Gibson,  JW'OO.  ���������  Samc-T M Gibson to F Steele, $0u00.  llie   Hot   SiirliiK*   Camp   1*.  a   ..-nlci-   ������r  Kvleii.iv.. MIiiIhu Development.'  Twenty men are at work on the TariiT  sinking a shnft.  Work continues ou tbe Hellen, Silver  Glance aud Illinois.  The No. 1 is tvorking 20 men in the  mine aud concenlrator ou pay ore. .  The Mile Point is puttiug.in expensive  machiuery���������and working a crew every day.  The mine is under bond'to a Canadian  syndicate for $40,000.     -.  The Highland miue has been working,  a crew for sometime and arrangements  arebeiogmade to put in.a concentrator  at the lake shore.  .   The Jeff Davis is sinking a double compartment shaft, - which * is uow down .'55  feet.    A. drill and compressor plant has  ' been ordered by this company..  The Black Diamond and- Little Phil  are working SO men and are shipping ore  regularly. New drill aud compressor plants  have been ordered- for these mines and  will be erected as soon as the railroads  can land them..       - ���������       J^-  il Ten or fifteen men were put to work" on  the Twin this week. The Twin was practically sold last week for S35.000. It is  owned by individuals and has not been  stocked, but will be developed extensively, as there is said.to be much capital  behind it The mine, tbe owners assert,  is literally'honeycombed with "veina.  ���������   -     llari-y  .Vllson as Minister.  A dispatch from Spokane states that  Henry L- "Wilson, brother of U.S. Senator  John L. "Wilson of Washington state has  been appointed U.S. Minister to Chili by  President McKinley-  ' Wilson has been an active worker in  the ranks of the republicans since residing in Washington and was an  important factor iu managing the paYty  machine at Olympia. His father was at  one time U.S. minister to the Argentine'  Eepublic.  \e.v Denver.  April 13-  I'loranee S���������Thou Hurtcau to Chas Gales, J,  $150.  The  Ca/jiba'/.wa-���������John   A Kiiu-.h   to   Frank  A Culver and George Fairlmirii.  Wakelleld���������Same to Geo Fiilrbairn, ?.  ���������Sidehill��������� P L Reymer to N E Holmgren, J.  April II-  Tlie Chapleau���������Frank Dick ct al to tho Hall  l-xploriitioii of 11 C, $.'_0,000_- -  The Nettie Fractional���������Carter II Brindlc to  John Tinling, $500. ���������     .     .   --  The Echo No 2-E E Paddock to Chas J Hi-and  Twin Sister No 2���������S J Humphrey to David  Hrcinner. .',.  Twin Sister No 1���������Same, i.  Apiillo���������  Chicago���������Wm Ainsloy and Richard  Fry to  the Byron N White Co, 1-12, $150.  The W S and Smuggler���������N K Franklin, Chas  Fans and C W Greenlee to Wm Glynn.  The IJ. Fraction���������James Gilhooley to Maclver  Maclvor-Cainj.bell.  The" Geraldinc���������J T- Wilkinson   to Osborne  Plunkett (in trust).  Same-G L O'Neil to J T Wilkinson.  The Two Dutchman���������J J Godfrey to J Mac-  Quillan. ". ���������       "_  THE LE B0I MINE.  The ore output or thnt Properly Doubled  by Development. -  The Le Roi miue at Eossland is now a  center of great activity. Superintendent  Hall is "very busily engaged in getting  the new hoisting machinery in order.  The tr; cks are being put on the double  compartment ii cline and the machinery  is being tested. The engines that will  do the hoisting are powerful and have  cylinders of 20 inches diameter and stroke  of 42. They are of the most modern  make and will be run by compaessed air.  The incline is down to a depth of 500 feet  ��������� and the new machinery will operate  down to a depth of 1,500 feet. The air  compressor, which is now in operation,  will' furnish power for the running of  power drills and also for the hoisting  works. The effe.t of the operation of  the uew machinery will be to double  the present output of ore. This, of course  will also result iu the employment of a  much larger force of miners than is tt  j present employed.    The   output of the  1 mine for the week ending last Sunday  | night was 1,053 tons.  The travelling correspondent of the  London, Eng., Duily Mail writes to that  paper ns follows:  "Gold or dross���������Rossland or dross-  land?", said a clerical wit to me at ltevel-  eloke, where we changed cars for the  Kootenay country.  Even he had beeu attracted thither,  what a cure of souls was there; what unparalleled opportunities of evangelisation  --and a parish!  The human tide never flags���������lay and  cleric���������rich and poor, worker and idler,  Jew and Gentile, European, Asiatic and  American���������it does not wait for train or  boat to carry it, but comes pouring irre-  sistably into this magic town, which,  rumor says, is built on a bed of gold.  Eossland sprang up like a mushroom,  in a single night; and its population,  now comprising some 8,000 souls (and a  number of Chinamen) is larger by several dozens every sunset than at dawn.  There may be poverty in liossland, and  that, too, of the grim, ugly, mining-camp  sort, there may be more empty stomachs  than coined dollars- and quarters;' there  may be shivering forms and much human  misery; but���������there is gold! The seedy-  looking man who comes in with 12 ounces  of ore from his new claim on Trail creek  may not have had any breakfast;.but it is  not improbable that he will have a dinner that would make a Roman glultou  ashamed of his slim and slender orgies.  Tomorrow the man will have sold his  mine for $5,000 lo a speculator,.,aud the  next day the speculator will be iloating  a company with $100,000 capital!  It is stupendous���������this recklessness  with which big figures are handled. Millions pass easily.through the lips of th. se  seedy-looking men at Rosslaud as unit p.  The town is full of shaiks and speculators; there is much lyiug and cozening,  and hundreds of thousands of pounds  are invested, which may prove to be as i  good as thrown into the sen.- Rut after  all, thi. fact remaius, liossland is the  metropolis.of a nearly inexuaustablegold-  bearing country, aud Rosslaud today is  the greatest gold-copper camp ou the  face'of the earth!  Rritish Columbia had her first gold  boom 30 years ago. Away back in the  early sixties, placer mining was extensively ' carried on in the upper Caiiboo  country, and $600,000,000 was taken out  of the district within a period of 10 years.  But that country wus ia,those days difficult of access, and.living could only be  had at famine prices. I am told by au  old placer miner that the rulicg prices of  flour was 8100 a sack, potatoes $12 a  bushel, and other provisions in proportion. Miuiug was carried on against  fearful odds, and there came a time when  the Cariboo boom petered out. The rich  claims were supposed to have beau exhausted and for 20 years miuing operations were at a standstill. Theu, four  ago, came a few Montreal capitalists, a  Cariboo mining compauy was formed.  aud one ot the most complete hydraulic  plants on the continent established.  Their operations succeeded, and last year  a . substantial dividend was declared.  The first mines located on Red mountain,  the Le Roi, Centre Star and War Eagle,*'  are today worth $ 10,000,000.. Many other^  mines are actually Bhippiug ore and "bullion. But it was the successful working  of the Le Roi that first brought Rosslaud  into existence. Aud .when this company  began paying dividends, a rush of prospectors, miners and speculators set in.  Yankee capital was attracted, and money  began to be spent in the development of  prospects and the creation oE a city.  Rosslaud, when you take everything  iuto-. consideration, is not a bad sort of a  place���������architectually speaking���������for a  town two years old. Its main street:,  Columbia-avenue, has recently been  graded up, and is uow equal to the heavy  trallic it has to support daily. Two and  three-story. frame buildings are going  up on all sides, and the other day Ihe  corner stone ot the first brick structure  in Rossland was laid with imposing ceremonies by Lient.-Goveruor Dewduey.  Rossland .boasts of 30 hotels, dozens of  stores, three chartered banks, several  churches, electric light, .water works.  and two daily and three weekly newspapers. As for mines, I am told that  there are no' fewer than 5,000 mineral  claims staked of in the district. Out of  these thousands of claims, about SOO or  *J00 are receiving the personal and manual consideration of their owners. In  many cases one or two men are employed,  their work being '���������prospecting" whicli  means hunting for . "ledges." When a  ledge is found, a tunnel is driven in it or  a shaft sunk. This is a tedious and expensive business, so itis not surprising  to learn that long before'the ledge is'dis-  covered tbe claim is thrown up in disgust or sold by its'owner for a mere song.  You can' buy such claims for a few dollars, and there is a chance that it may  develop into a bananza. I heardavtry  good instance of this regarding the Spokane mine, which went Legging Tor five  dollars. Nobody would buy it; it was  abandoned; afterwards re-staked, aud five  weeks ago was sold for ������65,000. It is  shipping ore of a good grade.  The question of grade "brings me to  an interesting point. Miuing is uo longer the mining of the past. The new  scientific melhods of extracting gold from  low-grade ores are at the bottom of Ko.-t.-  land's success. "It i3 not a high grade  camp," Baid an expert to me today. "I  doubt if the ore of the Rossland district  faking it altogether, will produce more  than S8 or 810 to the ton. But we have  more of it than anywhere else: and new  machinery enables us to extract it at a  profit. Last year the Le Roi mine alone  shipped out of Rossland a quarter of a  million in bullion. What we want is  more smelters and machinery aud ail  ore will-be profitable. It wonld take  50,000 men a complete century to ex-  I haust the gold ore in this Province. It  ! is practically inexhaustible, hut it is no  as extinct as the bnlTalci. Therefore you  can see thnt it is to the engineers rather  than to the gold hunters that credit  should be given fur this immense produc  tion of lhe precious metal iu the uew  fields.  Then there are lhe squatters. Many  scores of these have i eared tents and  rude habitations along tLe new Hue of  railway, and, squatter like, are very pertinacious of what they term their "rights"  aud refuse to be dislodged. It is doubtful if they ever will be. They have just  been holding a rousing meetiug, at which  a gentleman of the name of Ragless  presided. Think of it,���������contemplate  liim!���������Ragless! It was at a shanty of  one of these Fquatters���������or rather just  "outside of it���������that a typical camp concert was given three nights ago. A big  bonfire was lit and grouped around it  was a set of faces���������ench a study. The  star of the evening was a grizzled old  placer miner,one of the Cariboo veteraos  ���������who sang a number of old mining songs  with great ell'eet. Every verse was vociferously encored; and as a sample, I  append the following:  1 started in my mining life  . By chopping bo-nrd wood.  But I was born with axe in hand,  So I could use it good. !'  My chum was from the Slate of Maine,  Somewhere near Tennessee;  Hu(, ah, I was from Canada,  And he could not chop with inc.  Chorus.  But, all, I was from Canada, etc.  Rossland has hitherto been a fairly  quiet camp, but I am disposed to think  this is too good to last. And if it does  not last I know oue man who hails from  Butte, Moutana, who will rejoice thereat.  There was a mioer shot in the abdomen  while playing cards recently, and when  this lank, leathery, tobacc. chewing  acquaintance of mine hoard of the episode  he chuckled, and adroitly hitting the  siperlure oE nn adjic-nt spittcor, he  exclaimed, "Ah! that's more like it!  That's good for the blues! I'll be dad-  blistered it I don't believe she's going to  be a reel high grade camp, arter al!!''  neafTslocaTgity.  EIOH   SILVEE   MINES   BEING  DEVELOPED.  The    ���������'rospeeUiii;   Season    Has    Already  Opened  nml   Men arc tiolns to  the Mountains.  Notice  To Prospectors.  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, for*Children, for Women and Men.  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Street.  .-.-T-ELSOItsr  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GlJARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE. 'm-  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. G.  E. 5. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  j use tryingto mice it in the old way."  I    Nuggets and "'free gold" will soon be  Slocan City, April2<J���������Prospecting has  already begun aloug Slcean lake and the  streams leading into Slocan river. It is  too early to do effective work- at great  elevations, but the impatience of those  who want to get iuto tha mountains will  not permit (hem to remain inactive. They  propose lo follow the snow as it disappears. No one section iu this vicinity appears lo be especially favored. Those  that have been paitially prospected with  promising results will be very carefully  gone over, and others that have been only*  superficially explored will attract enough  men to determine ..lectually their resources.  "Experienced prospectors- are of the  opinion that the slopes on either side the  Slocan river oiF-T nothing to the miner.  The rock formation is not inviting.  However, prospectors are at work now  un the east slope and are circumstantially  cxploiing the mountain side, and will  continue to do so until they reach Kooteuay river. One of the prospectors who i.s  at this work has staked a claim along (he  Columbia .t Kootenay railway about  four miles'east of Slocau crossing. The  lead was exposed by the grading of the  railway. The initial post is close to the  track." The lead is very clearly defined  and i.s about fourteen "inches-wide.  ���������- Lemon creek bas a number of properties that place it, easily ia Ihe lead, as related' to the properties on the various  creeks tributory to the lower end or  Slocan river.  THE PKOMISING PllOFEliTIES.  The Hall Mining aud Exploration c_rn-  pany is developing three claims ou a tributary to Lemon creek. The claims aie  thc Ranger, .Skylark and Chapleau.  These are at an elevation of 7,600 feet.  On the Ranger a "shaft has been sunk on  the'-ledge GO feet and another shaft is being sunk about -100 feet further up the  mountain. A tunnel has been driven  tapping the vein at a depth of 100. feet  aud another will be driven 300 feet below; The vein varies in width from 18  inches'to 2>< feet. The trend is northeast to south-west. The dip is to the  south antl east. Seven men are employed  and another shift will soon be started to  work. The ore'assays 17o ounces of silver and $57 in gold. - The ore as well as  lhat iu the other two claims"of this company is dry.  The Skylark adjoins the J.auger and is  on the same lead! Fifteen men are nt  work. A shaft -is being sunk on the.  vein.  The Chapleau is on a parellel vein lo  that of the Ranger and Skylark. "The  lead is 22 inches wide and assii'-'s hnve  produced big results. They show 200  ounces of silver and $fiO in cold. This  result is an average irom nearly live ton.  of ore. There h a tunnel IG feet ia on  the vein, besides prospect woik. The  lead is peculiar in thafitcarres graphite.  It is believed this is the only properly iu  the Slocan country, in which graphite has  been Tound. The" superintendent i-f the  Hall Mines smelter is now in correspondence with tLo.e who handle the ores of a  mine on Granite mountain, Montana, in  order to profit by the experience gaine-1  there in   smelting ore carrying graphite.  SOME GOOD  PHOSrKOTS.  Sixteen  meu  are at woik ou the Howard Fraction, owned by theBritish Canadian  Gold Fields company.   Two small  shipments have   been   made   from  this  1 property.  j    The Crusader is another property   that  j is considered very  promising.    Development  woik  will  begin veiy  scon.   The  Silver   King  is  also  much  thought of.  The Two   Fiiends   n:ine   is   a gatei a  ; proposition.      Asbays show 30') oiiuCi-s  I silver and 40  per  cent. lead. .  There are  ' two  tunnels   bc-ing   driven and another  _lias   been  begun   to  tap  the vein lower  'down.  O..I.brne   l''nukett of  Vancouver  has  bouded the  St. Lawience-Xorthunibec-  ' land gronp, on Springer creek,  for $12.-  <KK).    Work  bus. commenced   under  the  new management.  J. A.  Yui ex  has" bonded the Heat he.-,  ��������� on   Springer   creek, from Ed. Darin and  Blair Carter for S5,i>*.i.  The I.egiua claim i* being txteusively  . worked  and  is proved to be rich in gold  and silver.'  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po ijot Monkey Wiih Wild Cats.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiries.  H. Pes Prisay &Co.  Grocery and Provision  _MZ_E3_BO_E3:^._N"TS  __sr_Bi_so__sr,  IB. c.  M. R. SMITH $ CQ  Bisciiit "Manufacturers.  ^TTlXTin   FOB   PKIOE   X-IST.  VICTORIA -  ������     B.C. (212)  I :im  prepared   to.-m;ii.c  accurate and   reliable assays  upon   ores at the  -    - follow-in!'' rates: -  Silver, S .SO   Silver and gold, SI.00   Silver, lend, gold und copper, S2.t  Gold..? 1.00    Copper,':' -.".."I.(JO   Silver, lead nud gold   1...  00  50  Ores' may be. sent liy mail or express and all charges, must be prepaid in  full.    The charges for tlie  assaying must-also  accompany the sample.  Money furnished to prospectors to'develop tlieir claims for an interest in  same. Claims bought and sold. Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited to correspond with me. . 60S  WALTER J. BROWN       -���������' ni.lson, b. c.  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. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  I1E8V BLACKSMITHS' Al ME SUPPLIES.  ItAU A.M> S__KII_T   IROX, ..II.-l-K-S-  I'l. KS, IliK  l.M>   SHEET STEEL,  ..II.NEl-S* SHOVELS. W ______ K.H'KS, M.I VILLA EOI'ES,  DYNAMITE   H'������E .IND OP*.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR   MINING   CO.'S  ('33)  QUICKSILVER.  "Write for Quotation;-. Cable Address. "Duan."  "VAITCOUVEB,  _B.   C- THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, MAY i,-1S.97.  SLOGAN RI7ER ROAD.  PKOJUJCE Otf THE MINES.  IT WILL BE OF GEEAT BENEFIT TO  IS EL-SON-  Delay in   Lellluu Hie Contract may menu  Hint I lie Company Mill ������l������> Hi.;  Work llsoir.  The contract for the construction of  the Slocan Kiver raihvay from Slocan  Crossing to Slocan City has not yet been  let as the ot-icii.ls of the Canadian Pacific  railway are awaiting the arrival of instructions from Montreal. The rails for the  road which will be 30 mile3 in length, are  now at l.Gvelstoko awaiting shipment.  AVhen the road is constructed one round  trip will be made daily.  An engineer is now superintending the  construction of a whaif at Slocan  City. A station will be erected  at Slocnn crossing. -Tlie steamer  "Slocan" now being built at Roseberry  will be finished iu about ten days. The  time for construction of the road is a  matter of conjecture at present but it will  be built as quickly as circumstances will  permit.  The branch will connect with the  Columbia. & Kooteuay road about two  miles east of Slocan crossing. The engineers who have been working on lower  Kootenay lake for some time past moved  their camp last week to Slocan crossing  and appearances indicate that they will  superintend the grading and construction.  There is a report abroad that  THE COMPASX  WII_I_  BUILD  the road itself and not by contract at all.  This may be the reason why clearing the  right of way has been stopped. Some  work is being done on the right of way  within the townsite of Slocan City. The  driving of piles for the railroad wharf is  now going on. Rumor has it that construction of the branch will.begiu at the  Slocan City end as the Canadian Pacilic  can lay down material more easily and  cheaply at that point.  A LEVEL GEADE.  The route of the branch admits of  rapid and economic construction. For  ��������� long stretches the grading will be almost  ' as easy as in a prairie country, the only  difference being the clearing of a light  growth of timber and'stumps. There  will be very little rock work. If work  were under way now, it could be'safely  said that trains would be running tp  Slocan City by October or November  this year. The general situation indicates that this will be dono. "When the  Slocan branch is completed the Canadian  Pacific will no longer be troubled during  the winter season by ice iu the narrow  passages of the Columbia river.  FOLLOWING TIIE TRAIL.  There are a great many people going  north by way of the excellent trail from  Slocan crossing. The route by way of  Nakusp is,;very tedious, as one day is  consumed in reaching that point, a day  is lost there, another is lost at either  Rosebery or New Denver and then'nearly  half a day traveling by steamer down  Slocan lake. The Kaslo route involves  loss of time and several transfers. Travelers by this route suffer the delay of  lying over at Kaslo one night, a transfer  at Sandon and another at either New  Denver or Roseberry with the further  loss and expense of a nights delay..  slocan's/jtbade fob nelson.  Once the Slocan branch is built it will  be- possible to reach Nelson in time for  the morning train South, or in' any  event, only two days will be consumed  in reaching Spokane. Unquestionably,  travel from the south to the Slocan  country will be mainly by way'-'of Nelson.  aud Slocan City. This will be a great  Bavjng of time and expense. Then, too,  the ore output of the mines iu the vicinr  ity of Sandon will no longer go by way of  Kaslo. as the Canadian Pacific will be  able to deliver it at Nelson without  breaking bulk, by the use of the barges  now being - constructed." The development of the country along Slocau river  and lake will ultimately be of enormous  ADVANTAGE TO NEIjSON,  which occupies the unique position with  relation to transportation facilities now  existing or practically in course of construction of being theonly really central  point iu tbe Kootenays. Not only < are  "there miniug properties of enormous  richness now iu process of development  but there are large areas of excellent  farming laud along the Slocan river that  in a short lime will produce many of the  necessaries of life now furuislied by  Alberta and Lhe Stales. Nelson is the  natural supply .point of this sec_ion and  there docs not appear to be nny reason  why, once the Slocan branch is completed,  Nelson should not practically have a  monopoly of Iho business of supplying  the numerous towns springing into  existence at almost every desirable point.  gbouotTpob-thb oity.  RETURNS FOK 1897 UP TO DATE.  ORE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  D,7!>St  Slocan via Nakusp  2.1542.V  Kossland via NorLliport li,17!J.  Kossland via Nelson ������������������   52  ���������Tons  1S,!WU_1  otal Value:  Through Kelson Custom Houso.S 1,101,1SJ.S2  Ko.elslol-e (Nhkusp)...      __Ji.llO.li;.  l,',.n;,_!II.U7  Avcri-gu value per ton, S'y.o'.'O  PKODUOKO-* S-tlKIiTKRS.  (Shipped)  Nelson (Hall Alines) Unite.  Trail Smelter Matto      TONS  .. _-2  ..2..l_ll  2.1011  Total value, S1.2M,!������h;.71  "     "   of oi-o and matte exported, ������2,lil 1,2!JI.l!S  ORE   SJimil-ISTS.  Itcturiis Since Lust Meek.  VIA   KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Co)   CiWashington to Kverott   ..    150  .. :__.  ..    uo"  ..     IS  ..   :iu  Kuth to Pueblo, Col   J_iU.lti Phil to Kvcrull   Sapphire lo B. Helena   .. lit)  ..    ���������-()  ..      15  .   ' 15  5',  .      32  Total value, _..._,������I5.      ������  Average value per ton, .?71.0(>7.  " ___i  Iterreutloii UriHiiiil*   and    Hie l-'lre ** Hull  ' Sllc <<> Im: olilalncil from (he C.IMt.  "Mayor Houston and' the board of  alderman are making au effort lo get the  recreation grounds and the site of the  Fire Hall deeded to the city, in the belief  that the sooner this is done the better, it  will be for the town. The ground is  owned by, the Canadian Pacilic railway  and no difficulty is expected iu obtaining the necessary title. The company-  some time ago signified its willingness to  deed the lot occupied by the Fire Hall.to  the fire company, but as the latter was  not incorporated it was not in a position  to receive the deed. The Fire Hall is t  owned by the town of Nelson, subject to  a lien' by Mr. J. Malone for money expended on. its construction. At a recent  public meeting Mr. Malone stated that  he bad expended about .3800 on the building. He did so chiefly for the benefit of  the city and with no intention to prolit  thereby.  -    HIviiI Kall.v.-iys.  A telegram from Ottawa states that  the dispute between the Kaslo ___ Slocan  and the Canadian Pacific railways has  been heard by the railway committee of  the privy council. No decision was rendered. Tbe case was postponed for  three weeks in the hope that the rival  companies would arrive at and amicable  a rraugement.  VIA    NOinilPORT. f0  O. IC. O. M. Co. to Tacoma      Id.'  Total value, $1,-.iS.70  AveniKC value per ton, $(13,803.  Total value  ot oro  exported for the week,  .35,713.70           MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]      10  Value of matte and oro exported for the  week ������18,803.71.  THE COLUMBIA OPERA 00.  Thoir   Proiluellon  nt  Salil I'aslia ami  La  Muscolle ..lucli Appreciated.  Richard Stahi's tuneful comic' operas  "Said Pasha" and ''La Mascotte" were  produced by the 'Columbia Opera company at the Fire Hall last Tuesday and  Wednesday evenings, respectively, to  crowded houses. Both ��������� performances  were accorded enthusiastic receptions  and were fairly well acted and sung.  The various pretty and catchy numbers  and clioruses with which cacn opera  abounds, were generously applauded,  aud the amusing features received their  full share of attention and appreciation.  The compauy was the'first of its kind to  to ever play in Nelson and deserves much  credit for giving the people of Kootenay  an opportunity of so delightful au entertainment. The singing and acting of  Miss1 Ethel Batch and Miss Katheryne  MacNeill dtserve praise, as does the  musical tenor voice of Mr, Harry Davis.  The comediaus, Henderson aud Kunkle,  kept the audience in roars of laughter.  The compauy left on Thursday for  Kaslo where a performance was given  the same eveniug.  Cariboo Creek.  The Caribco creek district of the ..Slocau mining division is destined to- receive a great deal of attention this summer. Little has been heard on the outside about this country, but there has  been considerable prospecting done.  Over 525 claims are recorded in the mining reccrder's office at Nakusp. Niue  companies have been incorporated and  stocked by Rossland and Sandon parties.  Good assays have beeu got from a number of claims in different parts of the  district, and some prospects sold at good  figures.  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.   .  THK partnership heretofore existing he-  tweun-A. U. Clements and A. 1.. Lott. doinji  business as proprietors of the Merchants Hotel,  Maker Street. Nelson, Jlritish Columbia, under  the tirin niime of Clements & Lott, has this day  becn dissolved bv mutual consent..  Witness: . / A. H. CLI-.MKNTS.  J|.:i.-i--kiiso.v I)..vi__.  IA. I-:. LOTT.  Daled Nelson. Hritisli Columbia, April 30,  1S97.      - ,  Tho business will be continued in future, by  A. H. Cleiiieuls and II. .1. Martin formerly of  Uogiiiii, N. \\\ T. .     .    , (20  NOTICE.  Not ice is hereby" niven 1.1ml sixty days nf I er  dale I inlend to apply to the Chief (Yiiiiniission-  er ot Lands and W'oi-ks for permission-to purchase 210 acres, more or less, situate in" West.  KoiiLemiv DUIi-icl. cniniiieiicini; at the Northwest, corner of lot 1SS3. C. I.: thence .east -10  chains, thence north -1(1 chains, thence west III  chains, and llieniie sout)ieu.-t to Hie poiia of  commencement. I'*. C. CItKICN.-  Ni-Nnii, April 28. 1S!)7.   = Ml '  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of ������1 is to be understood.  Xelson.  April 23-  Maudccn No 2, Golden Queen, Golden Queen  No 2, Maudeen, Maudeen No 3, Jted Clay, Silver Hindu, Ohio, Silver JllacJe No 2. Ijuly Babe,  Lady Habe No ���������>���������J K Coughlin to J S Ileitis uud  If M Hacon, 1-12.  Same claims���������J II L McDonald to Goo Hart  and M H Hacon. 1-12.  Gold Hub���������L Ublinan andC H Proclitic toT  G Williamson, 1.  April 21���������  Height Star���������J Wohlbescr to Frank Lavin, A.  Kinornld���������Simeto same.  Mandolin���������ll McAlpin to LCanonica, J, S50.  Mercury���������Same Io Same,,',. $30,  Dutch Jake���������S Hawkins to S McDonald, L  -JIM).  Mountaineer. Snowstorm���������S Hrook.s to A  Murphy, $50 and $37,500 stock in Black Currant  Mininn Co.  MyLnok���������O ICnudson to S J Graham, H Ho-  Kiinsou nnd C V Gray, fl.  Hurniiii|_rham���������S J Graham to Knudson, Ho-  Kt.nson and Gray, !|.  April 2li���������  Cox-.l 11 Cox to Mrs M H Cox.  lino, Violet��������� G MuGiingby to T Haillie, 1-12.  Mammoth���������.1 L Parker toG F Whitomanand  IO Kennedy, 3.  Hazel���������,1 11 Graham, claims .1 interest on  grub stake.  Great Hritton���������J II Graham to XV A Lungby,  ' Cora-W .1 Hughes to H Stolp, A.  Ada, Otlo-B Shirley to H Stolp. J.  Golden Kaglo, Golden Crown, Laura, Lightening, Golden Copier, Avalanche���������C A Waterman, A Campbell, C I* Loudin, R K Lemon to  O G Larabee, bond, S50 000; ������.5100 October 1;  810,000 March 1, 'IIS: ?10,000 Juno 1, '98; j.25,000  Dec 31. US.  Pearl, Mima, Robin Hood, Gem, Hcela, Golden Eagle, Golden Crown, Laura, Lightening,  Golden Copter, Avalanche, Myth, Capitol, Imperial, Florence fraction, La Platte, Little  Duko, Comal to, The Kid, Kokanee, Creston���������O  Larabee to W H Ives, option, 4-5.  GHoston���������II Schunkji- lo ll Lassley, 1-2.  Slocan Hoy���������S Hawkins to J Johnson, J.  Same���������Same to J II Jackson, 1,8300.  April 27���������  Lake View���������J AndrewstoM Burns, 1 2.  Seattle-.! O Madden to XV S Berglund .}, $50.  King Solomon��������� L> J Mill* to N Stewart.  April 28���������  ltose Quartz���������F S Algiers to N FTownsend,  n  "Trilby'2-W'.D Brewster to F Lavin, V. ?50.  Confederation���������W 1) Pitcairn to J W Carver,  April 20-  Hirledny-  -I. Peters t.o S Gibson, A,  NKW   LOCATIONS.  Nelson.  April 23-  Uina���������F Turcotfc aud J Mathcson, east side  Columbia, 5 mile north Hobson.  Noonday���������M Ei.au, extension Snow Storm,  Hall creek.  Golden Gem���������J Perkins, Anderson ck, adj  Cashier,  April 21-  Sitting Hull���������P LHowei-man and J FMcKay,  3 mile south North Fork station,  William Gladstone���������Same, same place,  Montreal���������A Anstad. adj Uina.  Florida���������F and .1 Philbert. Wild Horse ck, 1  north N & V S Hy. .    ���������*     ���������  Crown Point���������T It French, 1.1 mile north C &  K Ity "ut Kootenay crossing.  Venture���������A Erickson, same  April 26��������� .   ���������-���������  -Bed Cross���������T J Duncan, adj Emma, i) mile  west Nelson,  Beginning���������F XV Yates, on Sandy ck. lulj  Hattie,  Riverside���������S Hawkins; and A Long, 49 creek  landing,  Copper Chief���������S Hawkins, oast side Kootenay  river.      -. ��������� .'..'.  Iron Pirate���������Same, same.  Copper Butte���������A Long, same.  East Lynne���������F Beldin, 1 mile north Qnarlz  creek.  Englc���������J Johnson and lt Meister, same.  Goidun Crown���������O Lund, ft mile southwest ot  Nelson.  Turk���������J Dorsey, adj Hibbings on 41) ck.  April 27���������  Lake View���������J Andrews, cast sido Toad Mt,  Star,  British Lion���������III) Witter, i mile southwest.  North Fork, '-  Sandyj Creek Falls���������J P Swedberg, Sandy  creek.  April Fool���������Same, A mile from Poorman.  Anticosti���������J A Turner, _! mile from Poorman.  April 28-  Mable���������G Funk, 2i miles southeast Salmon  Siding, - "  Mount Blanch���������J Wilson, 2 mile east same.  Lookout���������J W Rosseau and L P Pa vis, 2 mile  west North Fork.  Ida���������J h\ Wright, 1-mile southwest North  Fork,   ,-  Elgin���������XV F, Dugun.il mile south North Fork  Gartield���������PSmith,i milesouth same.   .,  War Eagle���������W0 Baker. -T I* Hughes, 1 mile  southeast Quart/, ck. ������  Slide���������A Mason,-2 mile north west Quartz  creek. '  San Francisco���������A J Hughes on Quartz^crcek  -near-town  $20 REWARD.  LOST.���������Oil Tuesday afternoon April  27th, between tho sandpits, located  midway between Nelson and the Nelson ������..." Fort Sheppard Railroad, and  tho '(."���������. I'. IJ. wharf, a tan colored  pocket book containing .$00 and papers  Ihatoirc valuable-only to tho owner.  The above rewui-d will be .paid to the  person delivering; the same to this  ollico or sending it'direct to  W. de il. itOSI_.   :  Rose Bud���������J  Benson and A Mason, 11 milo  northwest Quartz ck,  Captain���������G Wilson, '2k west Nelson.  O K  No 2���������P Walsh,  3J mile up north side  Kokand ck.  .j  O K No 3���������A Morris, same.  O K No 1���������\V E Hodder, same.  OK No 5���������J Harvey, same,  ��������� Keno���������GMcGinty, Garriety ck, opp 10 ck.   ,  ���������  Snow Shoo���������M Koaley, 2 milo up Garriety cic.  Elk���������Same, same.  Monarch���������SI C Monaghan, Falls ck.  Nickel Plate���������Same, 2 mile up Garriety ck'.  April _..)- .... -'.'-.  Crelc-M F Chcsnut and J M Miller, Whiskey  creek. <. -     - ��������� "   '  Birthday���������K  Peters, 2t   miles  south Quartz  Julius Censor��������� K C Arthur,.4 miles south  cast Nelson, adj Mascotte.  Rebecca-J 1' Rogers, samp.  'Shannon���������C Berry. 7 mile Irom Robson south  bank Columbia river.  Denby���������T D Cavanog'n, cast fork Cottonwood  creek." * - --  Quebec���������K Vur, K Lcvesquc.  2j mile west of  Nelson.  Algonquin���������E.l Stanley, Boulder ck.  April ."0-   "  Snow Hank���������C W Rouse. 2 mile above mouth  of Salmon river  lesca���������C S Ncilson, 3 mile southwest Cham-'  pion siding, -  Bismark���������G Schwinke, 1   mile  north   west  Salmon siding. '      _.   "  Minnie IJ���������A Bennett:' mile north west same  Jim  Crow���������It Mcltae and G Lindsay, " mile  east Nelson.  _. "'-���������_���������.  Chicago- J Desmond, on Kokanee c!c.  Red Jacket���������J C Yuill,.same,  ltainbo���������S .1 Bate, Deer Park.  Oratino���������Same, same.  -   Lookout��������� E Charles et al. 1 mile north Quartz  creek.  Ida���������K Lind et al, 3 mile south.Quartz ck.  022  S.-uidoii, IJ. C.  Custom-; Receipts.  The gross customs collected for this  dibtriet for.the month of April were  829,182 C'J..        " .    .  Farley & Simpson  MEATSI     ZM._E.A-T  A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has   been   openec.   in   connection  with the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FRESH  MEATS.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods    -    Great  VICTORIA, B.  C.        . LONDON, England  TURNER, BEETON & .00,  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B ,0.  DEALERS IN-  LIQU0RS  CIGARS ���������  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  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 8.  A Full Supply of Graniteware and Tinware  All of which _ve are quoting at prices lower than we have ever before been able to do in tlie Kootenay country.  We make a'specialty of  Seiners' Supplies and Prospecting Outfits  Carrying everything in the shape of Powder, Cups, Fuse, Steel. ITammeis, Picks, etc.   Full Lino of Gr.OCl__.M_S.  BRICK block;  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  m   XontxmDill  development anfc  j-liMning 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-Columbiii "Companies'  Act,   1890,". and amending acts.    -  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,060 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. ,,   -_r> ; '         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  ______tsrxj  SOO PACIFIC   X_I_N*B.  *'*  ��������� The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.      >T\:  Rur.d iase.Jh roAigh J:icke.ts_andJ-ave_; you C..M  nation without charge.  THE ONLY LINE:  Operating Tourist  Cars to Toronto,  Montreal  and Boston without change.    -Also   Through  J    Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains   i\ "_  **'*  Trains leave Nelson every-.Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.. Call  on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full, information.   _ ������    "    =  .For Tickets nnd full particulars ns to rates, time, etc., apply-to nearest C. P. K.  nceut or to GEO. S. BEEK,J Ticket Agent, Nelsou.      ���������-     ' '  > _    .  ir. m. McGregor. geo. mcl. brown,  * Traveling Pass. Agt.,,N*c-l..on.  . "   ,_,   t   Dist. Pass. ARt. Vancouver  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON,    KASLO,". SANDON  Fresh and Salted Meats  All kinds  of  Wholesale  ! aiMai  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C;  lgegr3> The Kaslo Branch. *was opened on Monday, March 15th. 5T2.  .  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  WATER WHEELS  EIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  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.  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  SOLID    VESTIBULED  TRAINS.  MODERN    EQUIPMENT  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, BOSTON,  and all points cast, also   European  S. S. tickets.  TIME SCHEDULE.    .  No. 1 West,       depart,        10:53 p. in.  No. 2 East, '" 9:10 a. in.  Close connection.-* at Siiokune with Nelson &  Fort Shcpiiard Hailway to and from Kootenny  points.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets call on or write  F. D. GIBBS,  General A^ent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -Oil-  A. 1). 0HAUI,T0>*,  Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent.  /'No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'orllaiMl, 511 Oregon..  IT  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE  L^_T.HE_SH0RTEST___  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE,  It is llie Most Modern In Kqulimieiil.  It is tbe Heaviest ttulle.I line.  It lia. n Koek Itiillnst Bnadlir.l.  li Oossei. Xo Simil ItCHaertK.  It Is  lhe Only line  Itunalng -Luxurious  ,, Club Boom Cam.  It in N'otc.l for the Courtesy of Its Kuiployen.  It Is Ibe Only Line Serving Meals on tbe  *������ In Carte  I'lun. ..  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST       SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Senson of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Dulutb iu  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete infoiniation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Uy., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. Ity., or  C. .'. IH.VOX, .-ciicra. Agent.  Spokane. Wash.  F. I.  ..IIIIWKV, C. P. AT. A.,  3.1   . SI. Paul, Mluu.  Spokane1 Falls 6c  Northern RTy.  Nelson  &   Fort  Sheppard R'y,  Red Mountain R'y.  The ouly all rail route.without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland. -  (DaUy Except Sunday)  Leaye 9.00 a.m. KELSON Arrive 5-20 p.m.  .''��������� - 10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "    7.30 a-m. SPOKANE   "_    6-30 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  a  ;i

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