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 I   )  ::s    )  Whole Numbei." 348.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, April 24, 1897.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  UK'i'UltNSFOJ-lilt)?  UP  TO DATE.  OHI! EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kuslo  9,3'tO.  Slociui via Nakusp  'ifii'ik  Rossland via Northport 6.J80}  Rossland via Nelson      52  Tons  ������.50...  '���������    otal Value:  Throngli Nelson Custom House.$ l,0_S,l"0.b2  Ke.el.lolte (NnKiisp)... -���������   2!)2,110.U.  1,3G0,581.27  Average value per ton, ������73.522  ritODUCEOF S_tIKLTKKS.  (Shipped)  ���������   tons  Nelson (Hall Mines) Jlatte  582  Trail Smelter _tli\tto    22'i'l  '    ' * 28011  Total value, ������1,2:11,810.07 ,   ,,  M ,,_ ������ii  "     "   of oreniiilniatieexported,S2,i)92,42i.!)l  OKE SHIPMKjSTS.  K.-tiiriiN.SIiiee Lu.t  Week.  VIA   KASI.O.  l'ayno Mine In l'uuhlo. Col   White water lo Kverett   Ruth to            '���������                  Surprise lo     "   Rambler lo Tacoma   Slocuii Boy tol'ueblo   "���������"Total value*. .Ili.f_....  Average value per ton, ������8I.!I.">5.  ....     50  ....     45  ....     30  ....      17  ....   - 3U  ....      15  202  VIA   KORTlIl'OKT.  Le Roi loTncomn,   Le Koi io Kverett  ���������  0. Iv. G. SI. Co. to Tacoma   ....    175  ....   205  ....     12  3!I2  Total value, 812,833.31  Average value per ton, ������32.7:13.  Total  value  of ore  exported for the week,  ������29,388.31          MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.) - "  Hall Mines [Matte]      20.J  Value of matte and ore exported for thc  week .;-l,:iU5.34.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  17, 18, August 21, 22. Knslo. June 12,  13, July 3, J, 30, 31, August 1. Nelson.  June 2(1 27, July 24, 25, August 17,18,19.  Nelson will ploy 19 games at home,  seven ut Spokaue, nine nt Rosslaud and  eight at Knslo.- The first home same  will be played iigainst Spokane Wednesday, May 2(1. ,    .     "  Thc home club has not yet completed  its arrangements for grounds, and tbe  players nre not all chosen. The ball  players will endeavor to co-operate witb  I be lacrosse club in securing an inclosure.  The matter will be discussed at tbe  meeting of the lacrosse players at tbe  Fi;e Hall tonight.  A LACROSSE CLUB.  Kelson's Youiik Men will play the Xullonal  .imiie Ibis Summer.  A number of young men met in tbe  rooms over the Hudson's Bay company's  store Inst Saturday night in order to  form a lacrosse club aud arrange a schedule for the seasou with clubs from Ross-  liui-1, Sandon and Kaslo. Mr. B. S.  Lennie was appointed secretary to correspond with the Rossland team which has  already been orgnuized. Last night be  received a reply to the ell'eet tbat tbe  liossland team wonld cheerfully become  a. party to the schedule nnd suggesting  that a general meeting of representatives  from . all clubs be held in Rosslaud ou  May 1.  A general meeting has been called nt  the Fire hall tonight and the probability  is that delegates will be appointed to  arrange the schedule.. There are a number of lacrosse players in the oity and  some good games may be looked for.  THE CITY  ji  THREE   EVENING   SESSIONS DURING  THE WEEK.  e Mr lit In    Appointed���������Arrangement   Millie  for  Funds���������Several OrilluniiccM ln-  trtMlnceil���������Street Improvement*;-  NKW YORK.  April."-    til      20       21 " 22 -21  SHARK...<!'_..���������'.IK'��������� -Gl 13-10....0113-10...01 13-1(1  (Bar)  I,K._l>... .3 20.. .3 _.. .3.20. .3.30. .3.30  COMICAL  BOB  LOWERY.  Ills   |t<--lecfli)ii. <'oii������_riilnK Well-Known  Kooteuiiy Newspaper Men.  Tbe New Denver Ledge has the following' to say concerning "Prosperous  Priuts:" ."  "Newspaper'men seem to do well'in  this Kooteuay of ours. John Houston,  once a tramp printer, is now mayor of  the Chappie town of Nelson. Dude  Thompson, wlionrarly starved inSprague,  is now living on chicken at Trail and  blowing about the vast business he is  doiug. Dave Kiug, who left Spokane  with a paper collar and his nerve, is i ow  proprietor of the greatest newspaper in  Kaslo, aud is the second greatest mau in  Cauada. He lias built up Kaslo, saved  the country from ruiu and if his gall  holds out. he will soon be the sassiest  editor on'earth. D. 1$. Bogle who can  cut deeper with a pen than he cau with a  sword has recently attracted the attention of our sleepy government by his  literary stabs nt the doings of its high  ollicers. Pratt, tho biggest and laziest  editor the country "ever had, is now  printing a Pf*J>er._in. Seattle.__ W. H. C^  Jackson, who was sorting ore at the Slocan Star two years ago, got into the swim  at Rossland and is now editing one of  the best dailies in the country. Seneca  G. Ketchum has not ridden in ,a box car  for many months, and haa boozereno to  bathe in. E. D. Cowen, who went round  the world with Jim Blaine, has struck  the camp aud will no doubt try to teach  the rest of the world movers that he is  king of tbe peo. Most ot the offices in  Kootenay are putting in more mnchinery  and it is rumored that the greatest nuisance we have in the profession is about  to enlarge his plant at Slocan City by  the addition of a. blacksmith bellows. The  small kiud is not largo enough." .  THE ������LD0RAD0 CASE.  Cunt's up for llearlnc  HiTore  .lnilne ..!<���������-  Coll uf llie Supreme Court.  > The case of Unfits II. Pope vs. John  Y. Cole was heai-d in the Supreme  Court before Justice McColl on Tlu-us-  dny. Th'e"._cUon was" brought to recover $5250 paid by Pope to Cole for  the purchase of a one half interest in  tlie Eldorado mineral claim near Ross-  lanel. It was proved on a survey that  the Eldorado had no ground. Hence  tlie suit by Pope in order to recover  the money paid for thc property. The  defendant claimed that he gave no  covenant for title in the bill of sale  executed by liim and so was not liable  to refund. Mr. Justice McColl reserved his decision, Considerable interest  is manifested in mining circles concerning the result of the suit.  BASE BALL   SCHEDULE.  The Kootenny League Fixes the Hale* lor  the Season's t-umcx.  The base ball league which includes  clubs of Nelson, Rossland, Kaslo and  Spokane have arrangod a schedule of  games for tbe season as follows:  At Nelson���������Rosslaud, June 12, 13, July  3. 4, 20, 21. Kaslo, June 5,6, 30, July 1,  17,18. Spokaue, May 26, 27, July 10,11,  12, August 10,11.  At Rossland���������Spokane, May 29, 30,  June 30, July 1, 14, 15, August 7, 8.  Kaslo, June 15, 16, July G, 7, August 3,  4. Nelson, May 23, 24, June 22. 23, 27,  28, Aueusfc 14,15.  At Kaslo-Spokane, May 23, 24, July  12, 13, August 13,14,15.    Nelson, May  29, 30, June 19, 20, 29, 30, August 7, $.  Rossland. June 9,10, 26, 27, July 24, 25,  August 18,10.  At Spokane���������Rossland, Jnne 5,6, July  lu the Supreme Court.  The case of A. Merryweather vs. P.  Aspinwall was heard before Justice McColl yesterday aud taken.under advist-  ment. The contest is in regnrd to tbe  priority of a location near the O.K. mine  at Rosslaud. The plaintiff filed ou tbe  property as IheRubenstein mineral claim  and the defendant recorded it as tbe  Lofty mineral claim. '"*"..  THE   NEW   ALIEN   ACT.  The   Dominion   Parliament   Introduces a Bill Similar to the  Law of the U. S.  A bill to restrict the importation aud  employment of aliens has been introduced in the Dominion parliament. It  is similar to the law that is in existauce  iu the Uniled States. The bill is iu the  nature of a reprisal for the restrictive  and narrow pdicy adopted by the federal  government of the United States.'  The bill makes it unlawful to prepay  the transportation, or in any way to assist  or encourage the importation of aliens  into Canada, uuder contract of.agreement made previous to the importation.  All such contracts shall be void and of  no effect.  For every violation of the provisions  of the act as above set forth the offender  shall forfeit and pay the sum of $1000.  Tbe master of auy vessel who shall  knowingly biinsr within the Dominion of  Canada any alien, laborer, mechanic, or  artisan, who, previous to embarkation  hnd entered into a contract, expressed or  impliedrt^performlabor'inCanada^shall  be punished by a fine of net less than  8500 for each alien so brought and inny  also be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months at hard labor.  Nothing in tbe act shall be so construed  ns to prevent' any citizen or subject of  any0 foreign country, temporarily- residing iu Canada, from engaging under  contract persons not residents of Canada  to act as private secretaries, servants or  domestics. Skilled artisans who cannot  be obtained in Canada, professional  actors, lecturers or singers are also exempt. Individuals are not prohibited  from assisting a member of his family,  or relative or personal friend to migrate  to Canada for the purpose of settlement  here.-  Immigrants unlawfully in the country  inny be arrested within a year and returned to the country whence they came,  at the expense of the owner of the  migrating vessel, or, if entered from an  adjoiniug country, at the expense of the  person previously contracting for the  services, -   . -   .'  Tbe receiver-general for the Dominion  of Canada may pay to any informer, who  furnishes origiual information a share of  the penalties recovered, not exceeding 50  percent.  It is provided that no male alien shall  be employed in any public.works of or-in  tbe Dominion of Canada, or come regularly or habitually into Canada, by land  or water, for the purpose of eugaging in  any mechanical trade or manual labor  for wages or salary, returning from time  to time to another country.  itui-K or Log...  . Between five and six million feet of  logs have been" cut on the timber lauds  of the Upper Kootenay and Moyea rivers  in East Kootenay and will shortly be  floated down stream to the various paw  mills around Kootenay lake. Tbe logs  are owned by Messrs. J, P. Beeler, Gray  and J-iUcas, G. O. Buchanan, Van Gas-  ken, Parent, Rankle, Elderton and others,  The first named has already brought two  tows in by the steamers Halys and Red  Star.  The Kootenay lake saw mills now  depend largely on the log supply from  the Upper Kootenay.  Xciv Compressor Tor lhe Cariboo.  The 5-drill compressor is being placed  in position on the Cariboo mine at Camp  McKinney in the Okanogan district, and  will be in running order early next week.  The company "will probably increase the  capacity ofthe mill to 40 stamps.  The board of aldermen held its second  meeting in the court bouse last Monday  evening. Mayor Houston presiding and  all members present.  After tbe reading and approval of the  minutes of the previous meeting, the  committee on public works submitted a  report in regard to the streets in urgent  need of sidewalks. After some discussion on the subject the report was  amended nnd paEsed ns folio wa:  "Three foot side walks on the north  side of Carbonate street between Josephine and Ward streets; on the south  side ot Carbonate street from Stanley to  -Kootenay streets; ou the south side of  Mill street from the_east end ofthe  present sidewalk to Hendryx street; on  the north side of .Observatory stieet  between Kootenay and Stanley streets.  Hugh Nixon was appointed foreman at a  salary ot $4 per day; mechanics at $3 per  day nud laborers at 82.50 per day,"  The mayor stated that the government  agent had kindly consented to allow the  board to meet in the court room until  they secured a permanent meeting place.  Applications for tbe position of city  clerk were opened and the names attached to "the several petitions were, D. Moore,  J. F. Povah, T. Hudson Tillingham and  Charles E. Seeley.  Mr. Seeley "received seven votes aud  was duly declared _ elected clerk of the  city.   .  The" applications filed for the position  of city'engineer were: ArthurE."Hodgins, David Morris and E. W. Cumming.--.  A vote resulted in six votes for Hodgins  and one for Morris. Mr. Hodgins,was  declared elected as oity engineer.  Upon motion of Alderman Hillyer it  was decided, that; all'materials used in  .he construction of sidewalks, be purchased in Nelson.  By-law No. 1 was reported by Solicitor  John Elliot and taken up seriatim. It  was agreed to have the bonds date from  July 1, 1897, and run 20 years at 5 per  cent, interest, payable quarterly at the  Bank of Montreal on the first days of  October, January, April and July. Tbe  bonds are not to be sold for less than 05  per cent, of their face.value. - Final con  sideration was deferred until another  meeting..  The city engineer wns instructed to examine and report on nil stieets needing  repairs.  .  Adjourned until April 22 at 8 p. in.  TIIUBSDAy EVENING  SESSION.  When the coiiLcil convened on Thursday night there were three absentees,  those answering to the roll call being,  Mayor Houston,.Aldermen Gilker, Hillyer and Malone.  The finance committee reported that it  had no data upon which to found an  estimate of revenue, but that they understood tbe revenue from last year's tax on  real property in Nelson amounted to  about $2,000, $2,150 was derived from  trade licenses, one half of which should  properly be turned over to the city. Tbe  estimated revenue for. the ensuing year  ^vill amount to $3,585 in licenses and tines  nn"d"$1^500"from"the~real"-8tate"taxr_'fhe"  committee stated that the Bank of Mout-  leal bad agreed to give the city credit to  the extent of $5000 at the rate of 7 per  cent per annum.  The election of two policemen was  taken up and the first ballot gave R. A.  Winearls, 4; C. P. Loudin. 2, and Jesse  A. Bigelow, 2. Winearls was declared elected. A second ballot resulted in another tie between Loudin and Bigelow. A third ballot  resulted like the second and the election  was postponed until another meeting-  The other applicants for the position  of policemen were: J. B. Cownn, Will'am  Perdue, Joseph Tnllmire and Alexander  McKinnon.  By-law No. 1 relating to bonding the  city for $50,000 was passed on its  second reading. By-law No. 2, relatiug  to health, introduced by Malone; No. '.,  relating to fire, introduced by Gilker; No.  4, relating to the pound, introduced by  Hillyer, and No. 5, relating to dog tax,  introduced by Gilker, were read the first  and second times by titles.  A "communication from tbe government agent stated that the government  jail might be used by the city forthe  present.  Notice was received that the letter from  Mayor. Houston requesting the government "to turii over to the city, one-half  the revenues collected for the six mouths  ending June 30, had been forwarded to  Victoria.  - ���������'  A petition, was received from the  Church-of England asking that a sidewalk be placed, over the bridge near the  church.  An application .was received from A. E.Hill for the position of engineer of  water.works construction.  Messrs. Stixrud & Van Nasseu made  appliction for the position of. designing  engineers for the water works system  A communication from the city solicitor Elliot stated that one month must  elapse before by-laws wtot into effect and  that they" must be giveu on publication  in the B.C. Gazette.  A letter was received from Mr. A. 11-  Clements accepting, the position of  treasurer of the city.  Aldermen Teetzel and Fletcher were  appointed-a special committee to interview tbe resident health officer and report at the next meeting upon health  ordinances 1hat should be put into force  and effect.  Adjourned until Friday at 8 p.m.  FRIDAY  EVEXIN'G  SESSION.  At the meeting' on Friday" night the  only absentee wa3 Alderman Teetzel.  A report from City Engineer Hodgiu3  recommended improvements on Baker,  Victoria,   Silica,  Josephine,   Ward and  Stanley streets.    It was  read and filed.  Tho election of a second policeman to  act with R. A. Winearls resulted in the  selection of Jesse A. Bigelow by a unanimous vote.  By-law No. 1 providing for the $50,000  bonds for. public works was read for a  third time aud passed. Alderman Malone  gave notice of a motion of reconsideration.  Tho health, fire, dog tax and pound  ordinances were rend the second time  and will como up for final passage at the  next meeting.  The city engineer was instructed to  prepare and submit at the next meeting  a design for the corporate seal of the  citv.  lt  was   decided   to hold the regular  meetings of the council on Monday evenings at 8 p. m.  ' Adjourned.  CliurelnriirilcnM"   Bc.uorl.  The Easter report ot the wardeus of  the Church of England has been submitted.1 The receipts for the year amount  !to $932.61 and tbe total expenditures  8S52.40. Dining the year, two lots  adjoiniug the piesent church site have  been purchased. There are no outstanding debts for theyenr. Thechuich-  wardeus call attention to the need of  increased accommodation for Ihe congregation.  At tbe aununl meeting of members of  the congregation, H. E. Croasdaile and  F. Irvine were re-elecled as cbnichwa-  dous; W. A. Jowett,-T. A. Mills, G. C.  Hodge, E. H. Applewhaile, O. Newlmg  aud IJ. li. Tait were electee sidesmen,  George Johustone, W. A. Jowett and  W. ,1. Armstrong of New Westminster,  .were elected as lay delegates to the  synod,  Election Aftermath.  Mayor Houston has appealed from the  decision of Magistrate Selous, who fined  him $20 for assaulting M. Tebo aud put  him under $250 bonds to keep the.peace  for three mouths.  The case of M. Tebo charged with  vagrancy, has been dismissed by Magistrate Bigelow.'  MINERAL ACT AMENDED.  MEMBERS AEE DISPOSING 0E CONSIDERABLE BUSINESS.  The      .Joveriiiiicnl       .live..     Two       More  lt.ill.vii.v Charters in llie Northern  .  rortloii ol* the I'rovlce.  The Principal ilegulations that are  to he Adopted in the Acquire-  ���������   ment of Mineral Lands.  One section of tho Smith amendment  of the mineral act is designed to exempt  from fri-e miners' licenses men who are  .merely employed-as- work iu the miues.  Anothei provision is that in entering on  private lands a miner is not first required, as at present, to put up security;  but ouly does so if requested afterwards  by the owners. Another section allows  work done outside of a mineral claim, if  having dire.t relation to such claims and  in direct proximity to it, to be accepted  in lien of assessment work and also it  provides that a partnership not exceeding eight claims in number may .put in  assessment work for a group on one  claim, thc amount expended being equal  to S100 for each claim.  Crown grants to mineral claims arc  made to convey surface rights, including timber for the purpose of working  the claim, oilier surface rights being  vested in tho crown, but the owners of  crown grants for.mineral claims may  surchase all the "surface "rights i'or $5"  per acre. In cases where a -mineral  is located on a railway grant the owner  of the .crown grant shall be entitled to  appaopriate the surface "right in fee  simple of the company, the amount  not to exceed $5 per acre.  All tho sections here referred to arc-  in italics, for private members cannot  bring them in and when in italics arc  supposed not to bo seen until the government gives its consent in the hoiisc  to their insertion.  ' Othor provisions mako clearer the.  laping out of claims and "recording  them. A miner to abandon a claim  must givo notice in writing to 'the  mining recorder. For the purposes of  a crown "grant, work done on a claim  by a predecessor in title may be  deemed to be (loin1 by the applicant,  who receives the transfer. Notice of  tho application for ;i crown grant must,  be made in a newspaper in the district, or if-here. is none then in the  nearest paper. The survey of a claim  may be counted as work on the claim,  but not to exceed $100.  To prevent any more uncertainty as  to partnerships iio free minei-.shall be  entitled to interest in a claim located  by'some one else; except where, a" written agreement exists."  Victoria, April 23.���������Premier Turner  has introduced in the Provincial Legislature two very important railway  bills. One extends-the time of the  commencement of the yearly expenditure of .1(200,000. by .the Canada  Western railway, to hold its * charter,  from May 1st, 1890, to June 22, 1S0S.  The second grants aid to the Cassiar  Central railway by leasing to them  for 50 years nob exceeding 10,2-10 acres  per mile for each mile built, to be "designated within seven years of the  passage of the act. Thepaymenttbthe  government is to bo one and one-half  per cent on thc net returns of all previous.metals taken out, $50,000 a year  on each claims, $100 for each transfer  of a claim, 50 cents per 1,000 feet of  lumber, and 25 cents per cord of wood.  Free miners are entitled to enter on  the lands to mine, one-half share of  such claims to belong to the company  as tenants in common. ��������� The government reservesalso a royalty of 5 cents  per ton on coal.-  ..When the Nelson arid Foit'Sheppard  railway land giant bill came up for u  second reading 'on Thursday, J. M. Kellie, member for north..est Kooteuay,  made a bitterly worded attack upon the  measure. He claims 'that the railway  company, has uot complied with the  original laud, subsidy net. Kellie criticised the government fur giving D. C.  Corbin eight.solid blocks instead of alternate ones: He also accused Corbin with  making miuers pay for holding timber  on their claims when situated within  the limits of the grant.  The by-election in the electoral district  ot Cbilliwack to fill the seat in the legislature made vacant by the death of Mr.  Thomas Kitchen will.take place.on May  11.  The Nelson aud Bedlingtou railway  charter has passed its second reading. *V  provision has been introduced iu the bill  to the effect that no branch or extensiou  of the proposed railway shall exceed  twenty mile3 in a direct line from the  main track.  Hume of South Kootenay is stiiring  up tbe government concerniug the establishment of n Laud Registry oflice at  Nelson. No provision for the maintain-  ence of one was made iu the estimates,  although it is claimed that at a meeting  of the executive council nnd in thc  presence of some of tbe Nelson incorporation delegation, Piemier Turner implied  that the government .would see that the  expenses of tha office would not he foi-  gotten. The government evinces a disposition to disregard the matter.  . Helmcken has introduced several  amendments t<> the Provincial laud sui-  veyors' act.  The hill creating an inspector of metalliferous mices will probably pass without  opposition.  The Smith amendment to the Mineral  actas-based- chief! y-on-the-recommenda--  tions of the mining committee. The  amendment meets with approval on both  sides of the house.  Price Five Cents  ake a report, which shall be filed in tho  office of the minister of mines for future  reference. _���������_  The lieutcnant-gowruor in council  shall hnve the power at any time to remove the inspector for incompetency,  neglect of duty, or abuse of the privileges  ot his office.  The lieutenant governor iu council  may make such rules for the safe working of mines as may be deemed advisable  for the protection of miners; and in nnd  by such rules or regulations niay impose  fines or penalties for the infraction thereof, hut no fine shall exceed oue thousand  dollar?; aud the said rules nnd regulations shall hnve tbe force ot law after  they h.ive been advertised for four weeks  in the British Columbia Gazette.  SAID PASHA.  lhe   0|ii-ra   will lie Presented nt the lire  Hall .������._! Tiusility.  The Columbia Comic Opera Company whicli appears here next Tuesday night is the strongest - organization ���������- presenting comic opera now  before the public!* It numbers forty  people, carries its own orchestra and  a brilliant array of .principals. The  opera of "Said Pasha" which will be  presented is pronounced by press and  public alike to be a production in '-  which artistic singing, a ' beautiful  chorus and gorgeous costumes unite '  in giving a performance worthy-of the  most critical.-. Miss Myra Morella the  Prima Donna has just returned from  a season of triumphs in . Europe, and  one must hear her sing '-The Sweetest  Story Ever Told," which was written  especially for and dedicated to her' by  the author, to fully appreciate the  beauties of hervoice.  Among the other favorites is' George  Lyding, tbe tenor, who is a great success -  iu tbe AVest, buvinu appeared  with   the  Calhoun Opera company and others.  Mirs Ethel Balch  was last season a  valued member of the Bostouians. ' ���������' Her '  voice is a pin e soprano with the flutelike quality and it is in such mueic us  ''Aidilis Waliz Song" that  she  scores'  her greatest'success. .  Mr. Harry D.ivis is another excellent  singer and was lsst heard here with the  California Opera company. .   .,  Miss Katheiiue McNeill nnd Sylvia  Hall share the contralto roles.  The comedians Henderson andKundel  are trump cards." Their work bubbling  with jollity aud wit; All_stnge produc-,  tions are under the personal directions  of Mr. Kirtland Calhoun ot the late Calhoun Opera' company. The orchestrn is  controlled by: the baton of-Mr.'W.-A*"  Zinu.  WILL HYDRAULIC  The I'orly  .N'ine Creek  rim-cr (irouiiil Im.  I.ocii l_ca..<_4l.  Seats ou sale  store."   ;' ������  at  Dr.   Arthur's   drug.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Happenings  of the -Week  . Nelson  and  thc Immediate  Vicinity.  in  Navigation opened last Wednesday on  the Upper Kooteu.iy.  Ranchers in the Kootenay valley ore  now bushy engaged planting tlieir crops  t Tbe  Big   Four   mining   company has  resumed  development  work on its pro-.  perties.  The steamer Nakusp, starting today,  will" run from Anowbead -.through to  Trail without, transferring at Robson as  in the past.  Work hns been ��������� commei ced on the  placer ground on Forty Nine Creek  owned by the Nelson Hydraulic com:  pany. 1). W. McVicar and his brother-  in-law, James A. Dawes, have secured a  live years lease from the company and i  la-t weukseiit seven men to work there,  The actual work e>������ sluicing did not commence until today. The force will be.  increased to ten men and two shirts run.  Mr. McVicar thinks that the outlook for  this season is good.  CITY   BY-LAWS.  Kire  .1     .11  aiiil   11-aUli     Ordinance.  I'oiinil���������T:iv  on IIok-.  The fire ordinance introduced at Thursday night's session of the council pro-  vales that .buildings of two stories or  more must have fire ladders." No fire  limits are defined- The oulinance is a  lengthy one and directs, in detail, tho  ordinary pree..ution.s to be taki u to prevent fire?.  The health ordinance i.s practically the  same as the odo now in ef!*ect iu Knslo,  and provides that the police officers shall  also act in the capacity of health officers.  ' The by-law relatiug to the city pound  provides'for the establishment of such  an institution and fines as follows will be  imposed on impounded stock: Stallions,  85; other horses, $2; bulls, So; cows, SI;  boar pigs. $2: other pigs, sheep or goats  50 cents  TO   PROTECT * MINERS.  .\   S'l-ai-li.-.-il    lii.|>(-<-|or    of   ..IvI.-illiiVi-on-  _1lliir.  lo   Ix_- A|>|ii)inl<il.  -The act for .securing thi."S!ifcty and  good health of workmen engaged in and  about metalliferous mines, has been sub-:  mit.ted to the Provincial legislature. . It  provides ior "the appoiutine t-ofan inspector whose duties will be to generally  examine and report upon the safety of  hoisting machinery, appliances used for  extinguishing fires, the methods of working and timbering mines, ns well as their  ventilalion, how and wlieie all explosives  and inflammable explosives and oils are  stoied and the system of signals used.  Every mire shall he open lo inspection  bv tbis oflicer and he shall not be_ required to give notice as to the lime  when such inspection shall be made. Th.  inspector must be a man who has had at  least'seven years of practical experience  in mining and his salary shall he determined by the li-Uteuaut-governor in  council. Upon discovery bv the inspector that anv mine is uot being safely  worked, a notice in writing, stating the  particulars of the offense, shall be issued  to the ow_.cr.  ' Any owner, agent, manage1- or lessee  having chaige nr operating anv metalli-  of life  The C.r.I-... steamer at lloschery is  fast approaching completion and wili  soon be launched. '- ���������  The pastor of the Roman Catholic  church will \:o. ahseut from his pulpit for  .tho next two mouths.  Owing to the recent .r.-arm weather the  Colnmbia* river is tising rapidly.   There  is now no difficulty  to navagate at the -  Nariows."   .       ��������� '���������',���������"  The gieiunds of. the Nelson "Tennis  club  have   been   got   into   conelit'ein.'  The  membership  of the club  will ��������� be  increased. . -?.  The Aiusworth  Mi nine  and  Smelting  company has let a contract to  sink a 45-.  foot shift on thc vein of their mine near  Ainsworth..  Silver King Johnson and his partner  are making preparations to open up the  Slocau Boy aud Liquidator claims, situ-  i.te south of the Leap Yonr mire.  3,-ist Sat in.lay the rival steamers  Keikanee and International raced from  Five-mile point, to - Kaslo. The  Kokanee won by three minute's.  . Collector  Johnstone   has   received    a  telegram    from" the    Commissioner- of,,  Customs, nt  Ottawa  instructing him to  take all entries subject to the uew. tariff  amendments.  Further development of the Blend mine  adjoining the Leap l'ear, will commence  on May 1st. Two years ntro a car loael  of ore from this property wus shipped "to  tin Tacoma smelter which gave returns  of ������300 per to__. ���������  The Nelson   anel   Bcdlington  railway  bill hnve passed its second reading in the"  Provincial legislature and has been considered in committee.   It will probably  come up for final passage next week.  Tomorrow, April 25, will be the seventy-  eighth anniversary of the organization of  the Indepenelent Order e������f Odd Fellcws.  The local lodge will celebrate the day  by attending service at the Presbyterian'  church. All visiting members of the onler  are invited to attend.  A charge of $1 pe** day will be made for': fe:ous   mine,   whenever   loss oi ate or  _e keeping of horses aud mules aud   5<> j serious  accident shall occur iu counec-  -*'---������������������*���������������- "' tion with the working of such mines shall  jjive uotice immeeliately, and report all  fncts thsreof to tlie minis'er of mines or  the inspector,aiid the said inspector shall  investigate and ascertain the causes nnd  the....,   cents per dav for other stock.  The dog tax bylaw provides that a  tax of $2 per annum be made for the  male dogs and Si P������r annum for female  do'F.  Wotcm Recreation.  The second issue of the Western Recreation, published at Victoria, (May 1897).  is a bright, newsy edition of about 50  pages devoted to sport and pastimes in  British Columbia, and is all that the  name implies. Itis profusely illustrated  with half tone engravings and is de-  cieledly interesting to devotees of the  tod, gun and wheel. lHE MINER, NELSON, 13. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1897,  1%\xz iHtiur.  '* THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  ���������will be mailed to .my address in Canada or  the Uni'edStatei foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Sii.sde copies five cents.  CONTRA CI ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3 per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate ol 13 cents per nonpareil  tine first insertion, and/o cents per line foi  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evident 0/ goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in firs.-rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDRESS  ThhMinbh Printing * hublishinqCo  nelson.  b.c.  *  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN COS  "COLUMBIA,"  %.       "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  (US)   All of which arc First Class Foot Wear.  ft  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F.&A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethcrn invited.  Southern railway charter. Ho is by  several yoars the youngest man in  parliament; nevertheless, ne h.-melleel  liis subject in such ;i masterly manner  (hat Premier Laurier dixl not hesitate  to walk' up the aisle to where the  youthful orator was sitting anel heartily  congratulate him.  During his disallowance speech, Mr.  Mclnnes implied that thc Toronto  Globe was to a great extent controlled  by the ('.P.U. The general opinion  appears to prevail that such is the  ease; but the Globe became highly  indignant anel declared that the member from Vancouver Island '-shall he  chastised, in so far as it is the power  of this paper to chastise him." The  chastisement consistent of column after  column of abuse in which Mr. Mclnnes  was termed a liar anel a slanderer. To  this Mr. Mclnnes replied on a point of  privilege, and conclusively demonstrated his fearlessness anel ability to  defend himself. So far, he has had  decidedly the best of the argument  anel the Globe lias undoubtedly lost  prestige.  It must be a consielerable source of  gratification to Mr. Mclnnes to know-  that he was so loyally supported by  every liberal member from the AVest.  The British Columbia railway charter  may not be disallowed, but Alessrs.  Jiostoclc, Maxwell, Morrison and .Mclnnes have not failed to give evidence  at the earliest opportunity that they  respect the wishes of the people anel  are reaely to do their duty regardless  of consequences.  SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1897.  GOLD MINERS' CONVENTION  The National Mining Bureau of  Colorado has issued a call for an international golel miners' convention to be  held in Denver on the 15th anel lOfch  of June next. Tt is proposed to have  in connection with it exhibits of golel  ores and a general mineral display. A  request is maele that State mining  bureaus, schools of inines, boards of  trade, chambers of commerce, mining  exchanges, and all mining organizations co-operate in forming the exhibit,  anel senel delegates. Each county in  thc mining _States, anel in the mining  elistricts of British Columbia and  Mexico are asked to elect delegates.  Governor Adams of Colorado has been  named as presielent of tho convention,  anel Irwin Mahon as secretary.  This is a matter worthy of favorable  consideration by the miners of British  Columbia. While this Province now  takes, rank with the greatest niining  countries of the world, the development of its mineral resources is of very  recent elate. In the western States,  however, the condition is different.  Colorado, California, Montana,  Utah and Nevada have been  the center of wide-spread interest  for the last quarter of a century, and the industry of quartz mining in those states has developeel to  an extraordinary elegree. It is there  -that-millions-of-dollars have-been-in-  vestcel anel millions upon millions of  dollars worth of ore have heen raised.  To the men of "those elistricts the  .world is largely indebted for the ael-  vanceinent of niining as an industry.  Many ofthe most successful and ex-  perionceel miners of the western states  will undoubtedly attend the convention, anel much will.be said concerning  all that is new anel best in the working  L of'niincs.  No doubt a number of "our leading  mine operators will ,-ittenel the convention, hut.it woulel he well if thc Kootenay Mining Protective Association  were officially represented. Itisnot  unlikely that the Denver meeting will  result in the permanent organization  of the International Gobi Miners' association and that regular annual conventions will follow. Should such be  " the case, the representatives of our  local association woulel then have an  , excllent opportunity to propose that  the next convention be hold at sonic  central point in Kootenay.  MINERAL ACT AMENDMENT  Thc Smith Amcnelihent to the Mineral Act is, in the main, well-con-  sielercel, anel its aeloption by the legislative assembly will meet with the  approval of the general public and  particularly those intoresteel in the  mining industry of this Province. Although the mining committee discussed the advisability of debarring  aliens from taking up mineral claims,  Mr. Smith has nob included such a  provision in his amendment. In this  respect the Act will probably remain  unaltered in spite of the unfriendly  spirit that has ever been manifested  toward British citizen's by the lawmakers of the < Land of thc Free and  the Homo of the Demagogue. The  high-minded principles that thus  actuate the parliament of British Columbia are a noteworthy distinction  from the policy which the Anglo-pho-  bists at Washington have endeavored  to aelopt.  The amendment contains a clause  for which the Mixer anel other newspapers have persistently insisted. It  is to the effect that men merely employee! at work in thc mines shall be  exempt from free miners' licenses.  Thc clause will undoubtedly be adopteel,  ���������anel what has heretofore been an unwarranted anel outrageous discrimination w.ill be remedied.'  The amendment einboelies a number  of other sensible revisions. The onus  of proof against a previous location is  placed on the adverse claimant. To  prevent any-more uncertainty as to  partnerships, no free miner shall be  entitled to interest in a claim locateel  by someone^ else except a written  agreement exists. Another gooel provision is that notice of application for  a crown grant will have to be advertised irTaT newspaper published within  the limits of the district wherein the  claim is located. The amendment also  contains sensible methods to he f'ol-  lowcel concerning assessment work,  the laying out and recording of claims  anel clearly defines what surface rights  belong to the miner.  Taken all in- all, the amendment is  the best piece of legislation introeluceel  iluring the present session of ��������� the  House.  tecteel in the labor market at home.  Ne_> invasion of thc home field, shoulel  be permitted a country that is not  willing to extenel equal privileges to  Canaela.  In another column of this issue will  be found a letter signed-by Messrs. C.  A. Semlin and 0. B. Sword, the leaders of the Provincial opposition party,  which proves conclusively that lion.  G. H. Martin, chief commissioner of  lands anel works, has broken a pledge  ���������none the less solemn and binding because it was a verbal one. At a meeting ab Kamloops some time ago, Mr.  Martin promised to resign his portfolio  shemlel any measure for money bonus  or guarantee in aiel of the British Pacific scheme be brought down hy the  government, reserving to himself the  right to acquiesce in.any further land  grant. The Butte Inlet-Quesnelle is a  railway scheme proinoteel by Mr. R. P.  Rithet, who is also the father of the  British Pacific project. These are  practically one and the same thing.  Yet Mr. Martin has voteel for the cash  subsidy of !!j> 1,000 a mile and docs not  appear to have the remotest intention  of keeping his promise, lb is useless  for Mr. Martin to donv that he ever  maele the pledge as it was made in the  presence of Messrs. Marpole, Mara,  Macintosh, Swoitl anel Semlin, the  latter careful ly writing down the words  at the time for future reference. The  pledge was given to avoid an election  contest, anel in consequence Mr. Martin was not; opposed.  The Victoria Colonist complains because! of "scandalous attacks that arc  maele upon members of the Provincial  government," and "wants it stopped."  Unless the Turner ministry sees the  error of its way the wish of Alessrs.  I)tinsn_uirs' organ is not likely, to be  gratified. 'There arc two mebhoels by  which the severe criticism of British  Columbia's rulers by the press of Canaela, anel the indignant protest of a  long-suffering people may be silenceel:  The Administration must resign office,  or cease squandering tho public funds  011 pet railway schemes promoted by  their political supporters; havo an end  to tlieir charter-mongering, stop creating monopolies anel conduct the various public departments so that opposition members of the legislature will  nob have to be ever searching for senno  trickery.  .lohn Charlton,- who i.s as nar-  niindeel a puritan a.s ever snuffled,  Mi-  row  has introeluceel a bill in the Dominion  parliament to compel the general public, to be as miserable as possible on  Sundays. He wants no Sunday newspapers, no. railway traffic, no Sunday  excursions. By the way, he is the  same inelivielual who a month or so  ago made'a speech in New York which  practically aelvocateel the annexation  of Canada to the United States.  Tho Vancouver "Workl does nob  wholly approve of tho. Turner Railway  Policy. Unless the leader of the government makes haste to give the  Workl another, fat printing contract  he is very liable to lose the support  of the only sheet published on the  Mainland that is shameless enough to  boost for his administration.  ���������T-hc-lcgislatiuc-acted-wisely���������in-killing, the Kellie resolution which aelvocateel the enlargement of the boun-  elries of British Columbia so as to include thc Yukon district. The addition of that territory.woulel be a great  expense to this province, and there are  no advantages to be obtained that are  not already enjoyed. .  -*UOFi'!_!-10--.i-_  CARDS.  BRITISH COL UMBIA'S -  REPRESENTATIVES.  Thc electors of British Columbia  have good reason to be proud of the  members from this Province.who are  now serving their first term in the  Dominion House of Commons. Messrs.  Bostock, Maxwell, .Morrison and Mclnnes have proved themselves .true  - representatives of the people. Each  one of this quartette has amply demonstrated that he has the courage of  his convictions anel that their convic  tlons are right... Although only a short  time has elapsed since their first  appearance in the arena of Dominion  politics, they have made excellent  records as parliamentarians and have:  won the respect of their colleagues.  They, are by no means "silent" members; their sensible and well worded  speeches are both entertaining and  instructive.  To Mr. .Mclnnes belongs the credit  of moving; a resolution concerning the  disallowance of the British Columbia  THE ALIEN ACT.  The, expression of lofty anel broael-  niiuik'd sentiment by members of the  Dominion parliament who discusseel  the Cowan Alien Bill upon its introduction is worthy of notice. - The  opinion appeared to prevail that while  the bill is foreign to the spirit .of the  legislation of this country, the government of Canada woulel be recreant in  its eluty if it, did not make an effort to  protect our laborers and artisans from  thc operation of hostile laws adopteel  by tlie L'nited States.  "Our republican neigh heirs, inaugur-  ateil their policy of discrimination  against Canadians in 1870 with the  passage oi" a federal law preventing  wage earners on this side of the international boundary line from obtaining  employment across the border. In  18S<> the congress at Washington went  a step further anel maele it illegal to  contract for labor outside of thc.Uniteel  States to be "performed in that country.  From that to the present time"the law  has been rigidly enforced against  Canadians with increasing antagonism  until the climax was reached by the  introduction of the Corliss amendment  a few months since. While this treatment might be proper when applied  lo the people e>f some countries, it is  entirely unnecessary to direct it  against Canadians on the ground of  protecting the moral, physical anel  social welfare of the United Stales.  The Canadian artisan needs no protection in " an open field, hub if any  other country debars him from the  fruits of honest toil he should be pro-  There is a greiwing impression in the  minds of the common people that Mr.  H. "P. Rithet;, M.P.P., represents Mr.  If. P.-Rithetcanel the British Pifcific  scheme- to an infinitely greater extent  than he does the electors of the City  of Victoria.  I..   HARRISON,   __.ARP.IS-.__R,   Notary Public, Slocan City, ibk-:  ML. GKIMMETT, LL. H., BARRISTKR,  ���������   .Solicitor, Notary l'ublic, Ktc, Sandon  H. C. (431)  Cl KO.A.li. HALL, PHYSICIAN ANDSUR-  "X ifcon.   Otlice, linker .street, 3 doors west  of l)OM.ollie_., tip _.Li-irs. (571)  ASSAYING.      l.OIiUINS ___   LANG.     AS-  stiyurs  to   War Ki.iili!   ami  Associated  ejoinpiuiics, liossland ��������� ��������� (.151)  S NORMAN &" CO., MINING AND STOCK  ��������� UroUcrs, Ilolul Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  Telephone 0-i". [105]  Mahon, McFarland & mahon, ltd.,  Mining and Share Rrokers, Vancouver,  11. C.   .Members Stock KxclmiiKC.. 330  I  Jl    M. SANDILAN'DS, GI.NJ.RAL AGI-NT  l-'iro   Insurance]   and   Mining   llroker,  '"   " 1 odd  Sandon, H. C.  S1HBALD  Commission  AND     P__ ASK,     GKNKRAL  and    Fowarding    Agents,  Vt'liolesalo Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station.'- I3U2)  J- ION ML C. BARFF, Mining Broker of the  _J Victoria Slock Exchange of Rritish Columbia. Ld. Lbl.y. Ollice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, B. C. 374  FS. ANDREWS, NOTARY PUULIC,  . Conveyancer, etc. Sole Agent for the  Canadian l-'ire Insurance Co. Real Kstate and  Jlining properties for sale.   Slocan City, U.C.  |;>l])  GKO. S1IEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. S:oek Exchange-of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  WANTED.  PAUTNI-RSHIP-l want a partner in my  mining and real estate business. Must be able  lo command at least ������f>,000 capilal.  AY. A. JOWETT, Nelson, B.C.  AVANT ED���������Two young ladies lo learn typesetting, at Mink it ollice.  AVANTI-D���������An ollice boy al  Minkk ollice.  Apply to-day.  ni-.l-.-_. AGENTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  ���������__NT_EI_.SO__Sr, _B. C.      [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ���������-.SI'ICANCE ami  COMMISSION A-JE-.T.  VICTORIA ST..  214  NELSON. B. C.  W. P. SUOAN,  __v_ci__sri__sr_3-   _____a--_3_N"_r  ..out Kiver, Hurt- Creek. Sutter  .Mali-let  nml Summit Creek properties 11 specialty,  rropcrly on line of Crow's Nest I'uss Kail*  road, located 011 ..oat ltiver, oil list.  Correxpoiulciicc Solicited.  KOOTENAV,   RIVER.  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL. IDAHO.  _7������-o-12-fi  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Venn- Experience in Mining, Experienced I'rospeelom Furnished 011 short  .Vol ice.   Mines Kx per ted nud Reported on,  linker Street, Opp. V. A K. laud Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C,  472-5-12-C  Joseph A. Sai)Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All   kinds  of  Rough   and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^���������TROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  *7 PILOT BAY, B. C.  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    (U^���������    fnr    (Wlf  Spring Goods just received VllCdjJ    1U1     \Jd_MI.  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand at all   times.    Give us a call  and satisfy yourself for prices.  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  ' (58.) KELSON, B. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  IB! .A. _R 3D "W" .A. _R _E3  A Full Stock of Qraniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application. (J02)  GIVE US A CALL,. PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.   21. BAKER   STREET.   ,  '''*l_/%/%^%/%.^^/'%/%/%^;j_^^  "nr.  ^ggp"  *n7"  ���������A FULL-^���������  And Complete Stock of  G-BOOEBIES  Everything' of thc Highest Quality  and'Prices Right.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 ' Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. m  Pianos!     Pianos!  Tlie Rossland Miner evinces so much  anxiety concerning the "jumping" of  the Qiiiii-l/. Creek townsite that there  are reasonable .grounds for the suspicion that Mr. I). C. Corbin is using  his newspaper to protect liis land  grant. - ��������� . -  RELIANCE WINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Will rui-vliiisc or Furnish Money to Develop -i������<������l rr������iM.rti_������. First Vluss Connections In Knstern ���������llles uuil London.  Write us li'eliire placing your-properly  315 __ 316  ROOKERY  S*FOIC_A_.__Sr-E,'*.*- o   *w____.s__3:.  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C  .550)  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor."  Office:  NI  _LSON  AND   I.OSSLAND. ... C.  un  .  SEWING  MACHINES  249  There is reason to believe that'"Mr.  Francis Lennox Cartwright, a lad  twenty-three * years of age, has been  appointed inspector of the Northwest  Mounted Police chiefly because he is  the son ol* Sir Richard Cartjvvright.  Even a M. P. P. from Cariboo declares the route of the proposed British  Pacific railway "runs from nowhere to  nowhere."  I!  PRIVATE BOARD.  PEKSONS desu-int; a permanent and quiet  JSoai-tliiiiT place, either by day or v.eek.  will lind ital tho Wood.-*" Hlock. on and after  April 1st.       (57SI -"MliS". G. II. WOODS.  NOTICE.  Xotice i.- hereby given that sixty day* from  date hereof, we intend to anply to the Chief  ComiiiLssioncr'of Lands and Work_f__.tr permission to purchase tlie following described'land  situated in the Xelson division of West Kootenny.  Commencing at a po.-.t at the south-.vest corner situated in a. liav medovr about, ll) chains  south from foot- of "mountain and about 12  chains north of _5cavcr Lake: thence north SO  chains, thence cist SO chains, thence south SO  chains, thence west SO chain* to point of commencement, contaimiifc WO acres more or less.  K. BUOADFOOT.  J. OJ.TI.V.  .v_\r. Mc-Ai-Turn.  Hated .Salmo. 20tli April. ISI7. <'*l:*l  BUY your own  WALL PAPER  ..lake your bwn choice  mi)! stive the rainier'*  Oiiiiiil.x.-.loii  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Large stock of new patterns  Thomson Stationery Co-  LIMITED  NELSON, B  (362)  c  VICTOBIA HOTEL  ���������    "Victoria Street.     '��������� (   ' u  American and European Plan  EMPLOYMENT   OFFICE  IX CONNECTION  Cut to the Bone!   What is?  Why the price of our  HEAVY TWEED and ETOFFE PANTS  Worth $3.09, Now $2.00  _i.  The P. 0. Store  = J. A. GILKER  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,  NELSON, B.  I__CTCO-R-_?0_RJ___.T_E_ID  THE  1670.  EAT������S, $1.00 and $1.50 Per Day.  Fine Assortinennt of  WINES.   LIQUORS   AXD   CIGARS  5������S C. I. GOODWIN, Proprietor.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  . Many* people claim to sell the "best Flour. .  We  do  not  make   claims,   but   only   ask  the favor   of a  trial.     Our   Hungarian is  acknowledged by all   unprejudiced  people  to be the best -value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPMY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B.C.  505 ���������      y I; J.HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1897.  Un-o of 11 barn-Joor fowl could hardly be  considered sport."      . i.  "You may jeer ut liim now," says  Tom, who in ti-i.t-h is in" a most iiboniin-  ablp frame of mind. "But you ccrtainlj  luiil yourself one to sccuro him You  liuvo spout with him tho grontest. part of  this day, at nil events."  '' i.y nuntio' s desiro.''   .1  "Auntie is very convenient," sava  Tom.  "Do you know Tom, s.iys Miss  Brownu junior���������oh, over so sweetly!���������  "Mint if I didn't know you us woll as I  do. I should at times call you rude? Yes  really!"  "I dure say, even with knowing mo,  you call 1110 i_ goodinany other objection-  ublo things at times," says Tom.  "I don't," says Miss Dorothy, tenderly.  "I never call you anything hub Tom:  Thero is no harm in tliat, i.s there?" Slie  pours up into his lialf-avorted face witli  the prettiest grace in the world. Tom  gives way partially.  "What wero you saying to that fellow  all this limp?", ho u .lied, gruflly. "I silt  here, liko a fool as I am, for a good houi  waiting your return. What could you  have been raying to hiin. or ho to you?"  "Howas telling me about his lecture  .the other night yi Cloughmore.'  "Where lie advocated tho cause of  teinporaucc in : tho most iutempcratc  speech ever known."  " You were there?" asked she surprised.  "Yes; I went to hear your hero. Ho  did make '���������an exhibition' of himself! It's  my belief," says Mr. Delmege, in high  disgust, "that lie was as drunk as a  fiddler."  "Tom, you ought to bo ashamed of  yourself!" says Dorothy. "Poor man he  won't even look at anything."  "He looks ut you," says Tom  gloomily,  "I'm not spirituous liquor.  Though he  did   say   something   to-day    about   my  society   being   very    intoxicating," says  Dorothy   with a sigh, and a sido  glance  - at Tom.  It inust bo confessed that Miss  Dorothy, in spite of Iter mauy virtues, is  un soit'pou coquette.  "I must beg of yon," says Tom,  vehemently, "to spare me a repetition of  that old reprobate's sayings aud doings.  Bcliove in him a.s .much as ever you like  yoursolf, but don't expect mo tobehood-  winkod too."  "You are willfully prejudiced. lam  suro lie is at least quite sincere He is a  thoroughly good1 man, auntie says."  ���������'Ami of course auntiu knows! And  you and she sit at his feet, and make a  demi-god of hini, and believe in overy  word lie says."  "He talks very well," says Dorothy.  "Ho is-a blatant ass," says Mr  l.elmego  "It is such a pity, Tom," says his  cousin, "that you permit yourself now  aud then to-be so excessively vulgar"  "Yes,    isn't   it?"    says Tom, with   a  . derisive laugh.    Ho is growing more and  . more miserablo crcry moment.  "Come,"  ��������� says he, "what   has  your   paragon been  doiug of late? How lias he been forwarding his cause���������his precious cause, that is  so dear to his soul?"  "He lias been adding nonvers to his  army," suys Dorothy, with precisely the  air Mr. Giles himself would have used  on the" occasion.- >  "An army of babe.s and sucklings! It  -Is the most preposterous nonsense on  earth," says Tom. "Those who sign his  pledge ��������� aro cither old maids who never  drank more- than pump-wutcr In their  lives, or littlo children whoso' chief  nourishment is milk."  " Your assertions are so extreme," says  Dorothy, who is secretly much amused  and decidedly sympathetic. "Are they?  Lot us test them. Who was his ''last  recruit in tlio villagu to-day?"  "Jjittlo Burny Kelly, age live," says  Mlns Browne, demurely. V  "Ye gods!" says Mr. Delmego, with a  ���������.sarcastic laugh.   ���������  "I'm so fond of him," says Dorothy  softly.  Tom starts a.s if stung.  ,  "Of him! -of that viper!"  "Oil, he's not that, Tom, Ho is the  gentlestcreaturc; ;lio���������"-  "Don't talk to me about '������������������him. : He is  in my opinion the meanest, the most unworthy of his sox.".    .   _ .   .  -  "��������� "You can't understand him if you talk  like that. Ho is considered quite a:'pat-.  tern of jjoodness. Ho always does what  he is told, and���������"  ���������  " What you tell him I suppose?"  with'  a sneer.        "   ���������  " Yes, always.   I   never mot anyone so  obod ient- or so lova bio.' '������������������  - "Good   heavens!" says  Tom,  growing  livid; "what am   I   to  hear   next���������that  -yon love hini?" .   -.  ' "Yes,  indeed;    and   that lie loves mo.  Why not?'.' " '  "Why not, indeed?" says Torn, with a  terrible laugh. "Loveaway,by all means;  but as sure as vou aro theie,I'll havo his  life!".-.  "What! the -life of a poor little chil  of five years-old���������poor- little Barny!  Oil, Tom; I did, not think you were so  bloodthirsty!" And Miss Ilrowno junior  as though quite overcome, lets her face  fall gracefully into her pocket-handkerchief.  . "Barny Kelly! Why I thought yoir  .were talking of . Mr. Giles!" says Tom,  taken aback. Then he perceives that sho  is giving way to emotion, because her  shoulders are heaving omiilously, and  sho resolutely refuses to let her faco be  seen. .        _. "  Vl'ni awfully sorry if Ihavo said anything- to offend you," -he says, with  .deepest contrition, seizing her unoccupied  hand. "I wouldn't you know, for tho  world. Dorothy, Dorothy darling, speak  to me!   Let me look at you!" -  "Well,-for one moment only," ..says  Miss Browne, ipn stifled _ tone; and, as he  slowly withdraw the handekrohief,' she  lets liim sea a charming face bright with  laughter.  "Let lis bo friends," she ��������� suys, gayly.  "You know, Tom, you aro- delightful,'  but vory absurd. Say you are sorry for  tlie suspicions tliat made you accuse me  of���������of���������you know���������.with Mr. Giles."  "Flirtinz with hini?" says Tom, who  scorns subterfuge. "I-roay bo sorry for  my suspicions, .because they hurt me  inexpressibly; but I .cannot think they  are unjust. Yoa certainly are far nicer  to him than you need, be, and I think it  very disgraceful of you."  . Miss Browne knows better than to  take any notice of such a speech as this,  when peace is half arranged.  "Dear old bear!" slie. says, with a  delicious little smile, and the tenderest  pat. of her cool Angers upon his flushed  cheek. Having administered this medicine, she proceeds to, perfect lier cure.  She'slids her hand, in the simplest, jnost  ���������-.onfideutial manner in the world, through  his arm, and draws herself close up to  him. What man worth calling a man  'could'''resist all this! "Do you know,  Tom." she say.--, gently, "I quite like  being scolded by you? It does . roe more  good  than anything.    Como   now,   and  It is  "that  after  lot us have a nice long chat, just like  nnci'nf' those we used to have beforo that-  horrid old bore, Mr. Giles, came to stay  with auntie."  In this speech she ignores, with a  beautiful entirety, the fact of her having  rather run up the '.'horrid'old bore" only  a few'Short moments ago. Tom is not  pronf against so much and so sweet a  wiliness; yet lie makes even now a  de.'poi.i.o effort to maintain liis position.  "I haven't.any .'"time for a chat," ho  says, lilaiifing at his watch "Itis suven  all out.    I must gut back to my dinner."  ���������"Why not dino here? I am sure auntio  would���������"  "Ara you?" interrupts lie. "I'm not.  No, thanks; I won't stay to-day. Cold  shoulder makes a pom- repast"  "She wouldn't make :you unwelcomo,  you meant that.    .  "No; but she would   talk   at  mo   all  through dinner; and, besides,   too  much  of Mr. Giles would make  mi>. a hanlonod  'Criminal. I should .iu.I myself at Kilinaln  ham in iio timo".  "Still,'thoro would be mo," says she,  with a touch of coquettish reproach.  "There would,'" says Tom, thoughtfully; "there is always you. I3ut fnr  that, I should have gratified my taste  for traveling long ago And ycfc do you  caro whether I go or stay? Look here  Dorothy I am coming over to sec you tomorrow at .throe o'clock.1"  "Are you?" says Dorothy, innocently.  "That, is very goo.i of you,"  "It is about something particular���������very  particular; something; tliat must be settled,  at once and forever," says the.young man,  earnestly. "I can bear the suspense no  longer. 'Kcmeniber���������at three o'clock.  If I fail to see you then; I shall know  you have avoided me on piiL-po.se."  "But why, Tom?'' asks she, casting a  sly glance at him from under her long'  curling lashes. "What- is this mighty  thing vou arc coming to say to me?  Tell'inc."  "To morrow you shall know,  about.���������that is���������" stammers Tom;  is to say,  I moan to���������to���������"���������  "Propose to ine?" says slie;  whicli graceless speech she drops her  fun, and rushes away from liim into tlio  house laughing all the way.  Tom���������smiling, too, in a grave fashion  ���������saunters off to tho stables to find his  horse.  ��������� As lie disappears round tho corner, a  large fit shiny face protrudes itself  carefully from behind the clump of  laurustins near whi'ih Tom and Dorothy  had been standing.  "So," says Mr. Giles, thoughtfully  following liis face into the open walk,  "it was well I sto'.e back���������tliat is, returned. To-morrow, at throp, tho mad  Tom has arranged to meet iny bewteous  Dorothy, for tha felonious purpose of  entrapping her into an engagement, nud  inducing tho silly maiden to enter witli  him into the bonds of matrimony. , Ha  hum! ho!"  Mr. Giles, as thoush lost in some  secret communing, strokes his flabby  chin with a large, and careful hand, and  turns his eyes upon the ground. ��������� This  is against his principles, as he usually  turns thom up to tlio skies in a rather  embarrassing way that makes- tlio beholder wonder if they will ever revert to  earth again or go straight heavenward,  leaving only ' those sickly yellow-white  balls in their place. Just now, however,  there is no beholder, so <there is no  theatrical effect. Mr. Giles stares earthward. Tlie Ignoble mole oa his nose  seems to grow bigger and more opprcs-  siveias the moments fly, and his imaginings   come to a head.  At last he lifts his gaze. There i.s the  light of a noble purposo in his watery-  eye.  "It is plainly my duty," he says, In a  gentle soliloquy, "to balk tho intention  of this gortlrs.-, young man. It is���������it  miist.be���������part of my mission to separato  tliat guileloss maiden from tlio clutches  of the unbeliever. Clearly it has boon  appointed that I should use' any ingenuity I may possess in this vilo and  wealky body" (oh, tlio pounds of ilesh  upou it, and the tons it weighs!) "to  circumvent the plot so carefully laid for  to-morrow. 'At threo o'clock,' said ho.  'Blatant ass 'Ha! 'Drunk as a fiddler.'  Ho! 'Old reprobate.' Hum! hum! And  so" ho will 'h.iy0   my   life,'   will lie?    Or  shall���������=I^lui verbis���������Dorothy? whicli ?-  Sweet Miss -'Dorothy, 1������ will save you  from nllianclng yourself to one so  utterly beneath you. I will even parmit  you to ally yourself with another who,  though" doubtless above you In many-  respects, i.s yet sullicie.titly humble-minded  to be willing to" share with you your  ample fortune." '  He bows his meek head ' upon - his  spreading breast, ������������������ und moves cautiously'  away, lost in exalted thought.  Already   the   desirid   morrow   has arrived, calling itself by   its "new   name���������  to-day.    It   U   a   charming.morning all  blue and ������;old and mer.-y witli the music  of ninny birds.  ' "Ah! ��������� a day in whicli to uplift ourselves and rejoice with a righteous joy!"  says Mr. lilies at lireakfast beaming upon  Mis3 Browne and Dorothy. "May I bo  permitted to inquire, Miss Dorothy, as  To what you are going to do with yourself to-day?"  "Eh?" says Dorothy,, somewhat puzzled by tlie cxtivme suavity of his tone.  "Why, nothing, I should say.1-  "Ha! Good!���������vory good!" says Mr.  Giles, rubbing-his hands witli quite a  saintly glee, and smiling at her. blandly  over a plate piled high with buttered  toast. '!I shall, then, with a clearer  conscience bo able to ' trespass on your  time. My busy life, spentin forwarding  'the cause' aud shedding the true light  and bluo ribbons on all .around/ knows  but few idle days. This is one of tl_ein.>  I would, therefore, gladly employ it iu  gazing upon tho beauties of Nature, in  pondering'upon the manifold charms nf  this gracious'* earth of ours. In short,  I would ask you, my dear Miss Donthy,'  to take me to that island you spoke of  yesterday, from whioh ono may behold  so grand a view of the surrounding  neighborhood."  '.'Dini.sh' Island?" says Dorothy, somewhat aghast. Tiie island in question Is  one of the chief objects of interest in  that part of Ireland where she lives, but  it is a long way from Tlie Towers, the  resilience of Miss .remima. Browne. It  is a troublesome island, too���������only to be  got at with the ,aid of- a ferryman, who  i������ anything but "constant in his attentions  at the point of embarkation. "It is so  far away,' says Dorothy, "and' tiie day-  is so warm, and���������'*  "Oh, not ton warm," says Mr. Giles,  "filiat season can compare with the  joyous summer?"  " 'Summer lias come again,  Tra la la, tra   la la!'"  It would be impossible to describe the  amount of godly urbanity Mr. Giles  throws into the esreeding ill-tuned voie3  which he employs to chant this gay  refrain. "We should, my dear young  lady,   revel   in   the   glad   sunshine,   fit  emblem of a perfoo!; nature, all warmth  and tenderness."  i Ho looks consciously down upon the  remains of the buttered toast, as''though'  modestly aware that si.r.li a nature as  he has described is all liis own.  "Dear Miss Browne," he says to the  maiden aunt, "add your persuasions to  miue, and induce your niece to accede to  my request."  "It is the vory day for a trip of the  kind," says Aliss .Ternimii. eagerly. "Do  -,my dearest Dorothy take Mr. Gib's to  Dinish. It will occupy an ent'.ro morning and afternoon going there and coming.  Oh, do tako him, my dear Dorothy!"  There i.s agonized entreuty in Miss  .lemima's voice and eyes as she gazes  'imploringly "nt her niece. What on earth  shall she do if anything interferes with  this blessed chance that has cropped up  of disposing for a whole morning of this  good, good man? Dorothy, receiving  tho agonized glanc" in full, takes pity  on h._i\ Slie agrees instantly to Mr.  Giles' proposition.  "But wo mnsi start immediately,"  she says, "a.s I must bo homo again by  three sharp. I���������I havo a pressing engagement."  "Certainly certainly!" says Mr. Giles,  blandly.  The ponies being brought round to the  door, they start for the ferry in half an  hour or so, leaving Miss Jemima upon  tho stone steps, hoiving and scraping an  adieu to theni, with tlie light of a glad  content upon her face. -'  "It is qtilto ten to ono, yoii' know, if  we find Micky Maguire,tlio ferryman, at  his post," says Dorothy, as they draw  near the end of tlieir destination. "He  is very seldom at liis post. All, I . havo  maligned him! Thero he is, by the greatest good luck."  "Such good luck," says Mr. Giles  Micky, who is a tall Celtic lad of  about seventeen, with a .twinkling eye,  seeing them approach, looks not only  willing to ferry thom anywhere, but  quito as if ho had been expecting them  long years ago.  Stopping out of the phaeton, Dorothy  and Mr. Giles walk slowly toward tho  boat, whilst George, thesroo;.], whipping  up his pomes, starts for home again.  "Do you know" says Dorothy in a  pained tone to Mr. Giles, "once or twice  during our drive here 1 fancied I noticed  tho smell of brandy! Did you? I do  hope George is not   growing   unsteady."  "Dear ma! I hope not. I hope not  indeed!*' says Mr. Giles with much con-  corn. "I must speak to hini. I shall  bring tiie artillery of my eloquence to  bear upon htm.- -I havo seldom" with  charming dillidence "known it to fail.  But thero is- something disheartening  about George's nose! Have you noticed  his nose?    Hcct���������terribly red!"  They step into tho boat. Half-way  across from' tlio mainland t > the island  Dorothy's face grows distressed again.  "Thero" slie says leaning toward Mr.  Giles," I noticed it again! didn't you?  The smell of that horrid brandy I mean.  Oh I hope it isn't Micky Maguire!"  "I hope not indeed," says Mr. Giles  with a severe glance at the unconscious  Micky; "but I have my doubts���������strong  doubts. Oh lio.v thankful I should lie  that Providence directed my steps to this  brandy-ridden spot!"  Tlmy havo reached the island now. and  are stepping ashore; Mr. Giles, with  heavy gallantry, assists her to terra  llrma with so mistaken an ardor as almost brings her into his arms.  Righting herself with a sudden  ���������vehemence, she stops back from bim on  the graveled shore, and frowns slightly.  "Again I am distressed by that abominable thing!" she says. "Surely there  is brandy somcwliera!"  "Do you kuow," says Mr. Giles, with  tlie hesitating air of one just awakening  to a curious fact, "I begin to think I  ! must be the delinquent. I havo a dry  i throat, a very dry throat���������a sad afllie-  | tion, "dear Miss Dorothy���������and, odilly  , enough, the   lozenges I use for the relief  ��������� of it smell like   brandy, though   I   need  I liardly say to you thai; they  have nothing  in   common   with that most   pernicious  liquor."'  |     "Ah," says   Dorothy:    "what- curious  i-lozenges!"  "Very, very curious," ' says Mr. Giles.-  | __Dorothy*_s gaze,'   j������_Jitbloj_pu'zzled,_  j wanders over tho   water,, and   marks the  ��������� ferryman rowing away from them to the  shore that is quite half a.mile oil.  I "You told him ��������� what hour lie is to  return for us, says she, carE!ossly  "Yes; oh, yes, says Mr Giles.  It is a realiy charming lctle island;  and fi'r"somii time Dorothy occupies herself in showing Its beauties to Mr. Gila.-.  But lie has grown singularly dull and  distrait. - He seems   totally   unimpressed  ' by thc charms .of  his   surroundings, and  presently   Dorothy   J!nils, to her infinite  - disgust, that he has even ceased   to . pre-  -. tend admiration for   aught but her, and  is  busily   employed   in   demanding her,  1 hand'in marriage.  1 "   To-refuso a man   i.s   a   simple  matter  ' enough; but   things grow diflieulfc when  thc man refuses to accept his "No" with  a proud submission.    Mr. ��������� Giles   declines  to receive it at any pi-U-o.  I     "Yon will think ib over, dear girl," lie,  says, confidently, witli   a   fat squeeze" of  .her hand.    "Oh," yes;    believe   me, you  will think it over.  -"I sha'n't," says Dorothy.  But    lie   consigns     tliiu     determined  - remark-to llie .winds-with   a wave of liis  obese., fingers.  "Yoii will," he says, "and I shan't think,  the worse of you i later .on for this  .maidenly shrinking; comfort yourself  with this assurance. An inward conviction tells me that Nature lias framed us  for each other. So thinks your ��������� good nun t  ���������our good aunt",I might say now," with  a deep chuckle.     ' ="  "You may siy what you like now, or  then or any otlier time," says Dorothy  indignantly "it will make no difference  whatever to anybody concerned." Hern  slie glances at her watch, and finds it is  loug after two o'clock. Good gracious-  why doesn't. Micky come? She fixes hen  gaze ��������� earnestly upon the far-off shore,  and after a "bit 'makes out the. boat but  alas! no. Micky. Oh miserable boy! Oh  perfidious ferryman!  Turning her back "resolutely   upon  the  good   Mr.    Giles   she .seats herself upon  the grassy sward   and   taking her knees  into ' lior embrace gives   herself   up to a  secret  reviling   of   Fate.    But    Fate   is  impervious   to   her   reproaches; it takes  no heed.   Slowly . with  leaden heels thd.  ' minutes   go   by   until   three o'clock   is  ' reached and. then it is   astonishing with  what rapidity they lly.   Dorothy'sdiscom-  t fort-ire'  is   Indescribable   when she dis-  I covers that live o'clock, has been readied  i and still no tidings of Micky.   Her heart  dies within her.    Oh what will Tom not  think?   Of   course he.had arrived at The  Towers at three o'clock   the hour !ip' had  appointed to meet her to���������to���������to tell her  tliat lie loved her; and   what will Im the  result when ho finds her absent���������wilfully  ah;ent   as   he will certainly   think?L He  will imagine her as  happy and enjoying  herself with this most hateful man beside  hur, who,- regardless of her misery is  keeping up - si continual chatter on  matters absolutely repugnant to her! Oh  thu horror of being chained against her  will to this small island! Is thero nc  chance of escape? And j-et how ilill'ereut  would be her imprisonment if only Ton;  had been the. oue ordained to share it with  li-.r!  All at once it dawns upon her' tliat ne  place would be altogether bad with Tom  by her side. Sho goes still .further antl  declares' to herself that thero are few  peoplo profurable to Tom. Another half-  hour of vain wailing and slie willingly���������  nay tearfully���������admits tliat thero i.s nobody in all this wide world who could  dare to place himself in a category witli  Tom.  And possibly all this time while l.ur  I heart is full of liis image lie is believing  her false! It is terrible! She feels that a  very little more waiting, will reduce her  to the edgo of weeping. Slie stirs impatiently.  "I think" says Mr. Giles blandly���������  "that is, it has just occurred to mo my"  dearest girl that you appear a little  uneasy. About that 'pressing engagement' you mentioned this morning, ch?  Dear,dear! how remiss of me to forget it'  I hope it will make no difference. This  boy's non-appearance is most remarkable.  Shall I haste to the other point of  observation and sec if there be any signs  of hi.-n" Ho rises to liis feet with much  alacrity as lie says this.  "Yes go; go to���������go anywhere you  like and stay there," says' Dorothy who  is now in a frame of mind not to be  described.  "I fly to obey yonr commands," say..-  Mr. Giles, with affectionate ardor and a  beaming smile. "But I slia'n't be long.  Don't���������don't,my dearest girl, let anxiety  for my safety prey upon you in my  absence."  Quitting her side, he skips coquettishly  round thc corner. But slie has hardly had  time to congratulate herself on his.di..-  app.aranoe, when he returns to hor  again with even a jauntier air than tliat  with Which he left her. It is indeed with  quite a rollicking air he reseats himself  bosidc her.  "Vain was my hope," ho says. "Our  boatman continues obdurate. Sighs and  tears are wasted upon him. Ho comes  not. Fortunately, however, my sweet  girl, the evening is fine."  He has dropped upon tho bank close  to Dorothy. She draws away from him  with rather a suspicious air.  "Yos,"   she   says,    slowly .���������������______>_'ig al  him; and then���������"You've bcro having  another lozenge, eh?" she says, very  quiet, but in a peculiar tone.  The charming yellow of Mr. Giles'  complexion Incomes on the- instant a  brilliant saffron,-  "I have," he says. "Sharp nosa, eh?  Those lozenges are the most remarkable  things of the day."  "Just my idea," says Dorothy. "May  I seo one of them "  '-Dear girl, how unhappy it makes me  to be obliged to refuse even so small a  request of yours!" says MrrGiles mournfully.' " A''.'moment since and I would  have complied with it,'although���������you  remember what I told youabout my dry  throat���������the compliance.. would have left  me speechless."  "Tlio want of compliance would bo  more likely to havo that effect," thinks  Dorothy to herself.  "But tlie fact is," continues the apostle  of temperance, playfully, "that, like a  greedy school-boy, I ate thu last of my  goodies just one minute and thirty  seconds ago. If I had known another  little bird was pining for one,    I  should  "If you nicau mc,",, interrupts Dorothy, coldly, ,"pray. ceaso your regrets. 1  feel certain your lozenges Would bo most  hateful to me. It ��������� is six o'clock,- aud  auntie will be greatly distressed at our  prolonged absence. Where can that boy-  be? You are sure you told him tho exact  hour he was to return hero for us?"  "I gave him tho most.minute directions," says Mr. Giles, with a twinkle of  his small black oyes. "But, clearly lie is  not to bo depended upon. Young ������������������ men,  my doar Dorothy are always disappointing. You'll find 'em so throughout your  life. It is tho men of mature age, whose  senses havo been���������ha! here comes onr  recreant -Micky, our knight of tlie oar.  Better say nothing to-iilm, my dear/Miss  Dorothy. Leave me' to administer to  him a wordy chastisement."  "It could liardly be worthy enough,"  says Dorothy, starting into'lifo and gazing wrathfully upon' the late Micky,  who is rowiug leisurely" toward them  with a face innocent of guilt.  "Ha! Very good! very good!" says Mr.  Giles. , "Wordy���������worthy; quite a play  upon words-" Then Micky ships his  oars, the boat gratis upon tho beach, and  presently Miss Browne,"' too indignant to  address liim, is seated in tlie =tern, with  Mr Giles' bcsldeiier .Soon thoy reach the  opposite shore, but ' having told the  groom early in the day that they would,  walk home, there -.are no ponies at the  point to meet them The walk is performed in comparative silence, Dorothy  being too depressed and augry for conversation, Mr. Giles too hungry. A.s  they approach Tho Towers, Tom Delmege  is to bo seen upon the balcony, with  knitted brows and foldod arms,'in the  attitude Napoleon is popularly supposed  to havo used during his journey across  Tlie Alps.. Something.in the. brows, or  the arms, disheartened the good Mr.  Giles. --.->'  "I think I shall enter tlie house ������>y tho.  side-door." lie says to"'Dorothy'', with*',  some haste. "Pray remember me very  kindly to your excellent cousi:i, who I  see is awaiting . you What a cheerful  countenance is his! Ah!" -  -  Ho sighs, beams fondly upou her, and,  after a last glance at Tom, who has now-  raised his head and i.s steadily regarding  him, makes a rather undignified exit  round thc corner. On goes Dorothy to  her fate. She knows by Tom's eye that a  battle i.s imminent, and,-- lx_lng a  thoroughly good girl, with a fair conscience, she determines to fight it'out  /with him inch by inch  "Well, here I am," she Says tin him,  brightly, in the checrfulest' of tones, as  a beginning to the hostilities."  "So sorry you hurried yourself,'��������� says  Tom, taking his cigar slowly: from Ilia  lips and dropping it over thc balcony.  "I didn't'! retusns she sweetly "Don't  make yourself uncomfortable about  that.    Have   you for^_>ttcn that you'told  i me you would be here to   see   me 'to-day.  ; at three?   I   didn't   forget  it, and quite  j meantto be back, but you-see I wasn't."  i "Well, no," says Tom, "you weren't."  He has altogether declined to look at her  up to this.  j "That cureless ' boy, Micky Maguitv,  never brought the boat to meet us   until  | an hour ago. So stupid of bim, wasn't  it"  j '- "Was it?"'  says Tom.  "There is something about   yonr tone,-  | Tom,"   says  Miss -Browne junior, witli  (Concluded.next week.!  the Mcdowell atxins watsok co., ltd  .    -b^-S-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-S^S  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilei  Articlcs, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  ,��������� VANCOUVER, B. C.  WANTED Coin, Silver, Copier or Coal Properties.  WILL BUT or promote Company to nb ore. .  WILL HANDLE Bonds of Electric .(earn or Horse Cat Railways  WILL BDILD Waterworks or Float Bonds it-Hm  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. Ld.  17 and 19 Broadway, New York City  379  to  '^Mia^ia������^  A Nerve Telegraph.  Cranky persons frequently owe their ir-  rascibility to the wearing of -uncomfortable  shoes.  A mysterious telegraphy exists between  the nerves of the feet and the brain.  Dr. Brown Scquard tells of a  patient who, whenever lie bore  upon his great toe became violently insane. The bisection of  a nerve cured hini.  Constant though slight pain  from   inflamed or compressed  feet wears upon the system, as  JO/  the falling drops of water do  The "trouble "P������U stone-  office." ,. An lllfitting shoe puts an accent on trouble, and shrouds enjoyment  with a murky veil..'  "Slater. Shoes.' have more/it���������more of  the peculiarities of feet in their shapes, than  any other, make.  They have comfort first���������appearance next  ���������wear according to the leather selected.  A tag- tied to" each pair tells just wjiat it  is made of, and the service it will give.  Goodyear Welted���������makers price stamped  on the soles���������$3.50, $4.50, $5.50.  -ilMtl-R A WWIS, Sole Agent* for Kelson.  .-���������-CK!- KKO-... Agent* at llaalo.  ' ���������'     (XXI  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING QOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     .  90  NELSON,  B.C.  ICE CREAM!   ICE CREAM!   AT TIIK    ..  VIENNA  BAKERY RESTAURANT  For the Vei-v.-Best Afc-al nt the Most R.'soiinlile Price ours is tin- place.    Kvot-y"  description of Lunches put uj> to'order.    We ,-ire now "prepared lo furnish all  kinds of Fancy dikes, Vienna Tiu-ts,  Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, 'etc.    Woclr  ding Cakes si Specialty..  FINEST/EBEAD    IIN"   TO^WIST  delivered to any part of the town.    Also a fresh _upply of Fancy Candies. . -  ���������tra. JOHN __.U_.rE_., Proprietor.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW niLL  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.  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  .Ip]ily nt Thnnioou  Stationery ������.>��������������� "Store,  Xclxon  G, O. J3Uchai)ai)  113  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO.  ���������V"-___._NTCO'Cr-V"-___-R} B.C.    .  WHOI-KSALE    GKOCEKS    AXD   DIRECT  ISIPORTEI-S FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  ; A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars. CiRarcUcs  Tobaccos, Etc.  Prompt Attention to-111 erdera.  [3381 THET-MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 24,  1897.  B. C. I  THE OElANIZATIOiS OP NEW COMPANIES-  Messrs..  .'oiHlt-r-iaiii :in<l'ltla<-k.>tiM;k OH..I-  Ilu-   Har   l-iisle   to   an   .Knxli.sli  Syn.ll-'ati-.  J.Ai/nc Ohamhehs,  London, E. C, April 7.  Special Correspondence to Tin. Minkk.  Although tbe present is a hnd period  for promoters, matters are developing  slowly, perLnpa, but none the less surely.  Loudon is not so full as it will be iu May  aud June, but there are a fair number of  British Columbians io town and with  them I have hud mauy interesting  interviews. I have fouud one and  all enthusiastic upon the potential value  of your mines but their earnest talk has  uot infected others beyond their own  circle of acquaintances'. Our public is so  deeply interested iu youth Africa aud  West Australia that none can be induced  to subscribe'to new mining undertakings.  Of course there is a large number of investors who instead oE tosing over miues,  have made money.and it is to that section  that I look for the beginning of that renaissance which I am convinced awaits  your fields. There must be however no  doubt about titles, as uncertainty on  that score always creates suspicion.  The Galena inines have been granted a  special settiemeiit for April 27th by the  Stock Exchange. IE our readers may re-  member it was said at the time that only  ������11,1)00 had been subscribed by the outside public but the compauy bin applied  for, and obtained a settlement for 525,000  ������1 sliares. the whole being desrcibed  as fully paid.  Mr. Thomas Woodhouse, M. I. N. M.,  has sailed for Kootenay ou behalf of a  syndicate. This gentleman has hitherto  been    more    concerned   in     Westraiia.  Mr. Grant Gondii's great compauy, the  Gold Fields of British Columbia is, I  ' hear, making arrangements for produc-'  iug a uew undertaking which may see the  light of day in May.  -Messrs. John Taylor & Sobs are send-  iug to Nelson and liossland a representative to inspect likely properties fer clients.  The ptirm stands'exceptionally high in  the estimation-cE the-miniug world.  ���������   ' SEW REGISTRATIONS.  The Province o.f British Columbia  Minera's Syndicate, Ltd., has been registered with a capital of ������3,000 in ������1  shares.  The Minerals Development of British  Columbia, Ltd., has heeu formed with a  capital of ������10,000 iu ������L shares, tbe obj.ct  of this company being "to search, prospect, examine aud explore mineral lands  supposed to coutain minerals or precious  stones in 1-iiti.h Columbia or elsewhere."  Mr. J. .(. Hill, the president ofthe  Great Northern railway is iegistered U6  stnying at a hotel iu Piccadily. '  TirE   .VAli EAGLE AGAIN..  Messrs. Gooderham and Bjickstock  . sailed for Canada on Saturday. It is  rumored that their property���������the Wai  Eagle���������has been offered to a London  syndicate but at ..present it is impossible  to verify this statement. It is non  thought" that the Gold Fields ot British  Columbia abstracted -CGO.OOO from the  public and the New Gold Fields oE British Columbia abstracted ������44,000. The  latter appears to be enjoying a healthy  existence. I would add that out oE two  and half - millions sterling allocated to  new mining ventures during March, the  principal amount represented British  Columbia".  The British Columbia Review has been  _ inaugurated, in London to watch ovei  the interests of the province, regarding  whose mineral resources so much has  been heard, of latr. According to the  first issue of the new journal some 40 odd  companies havo already beeu formed iu  London in connection with British Columbia affairs wbilo.a much larger num-  ��������� ber have been, registered locally to-work  the large raatalhferous deposits which  exist all over the province. The Biitish  Columbia Review will endeavor to keep  English investors fully posted with  ollicial statistics, regarding the development of the different districts and in its  first issue publishes absolutely the first  complete copy of the recently issued gov-  ' ernment report giving the total product  of the British Columbia miues to date  under proper classified heads,.  Uecent registrations' are practically  nil although a somewhat mysteiions uu-  dertnkifag named' the Quesnelle River  Gold Dredging Company, Ltd., has beeu  stocked for ������55,000. Frankly, I do not  think much of it in its preseut guise, and  I question if many subsciiptions will be  received in London, although the response may be greater in Scotland where,  as I have said before, British Columbia  business veot.ues ' are watched very  .-.closely.  "  COMPANY, MEETINGS. .  ' Meetings are being held this week of  the"Cauada Company, the British Columbia Land  and Investment company  = and the British Columbia Mining comr  pany.   The proceedings, as regards the  , two-last, are private, but the. former was  a more important affair. t  Hall Mines shares are depressed; the  quotation today is,not better than $5.50  Those who purchased stock iu this company at between SO and $15 are becoming  decidedly impatient and uneasy^and do  not disguise their disappointment.- It is  "of no avail to apply to the head office of  the company for information; no ques-  tiouB concerning the condilionof the property are answered there even if asked  by those financially interested. An impression prevails here that the stock has  reached a point lower than its legitimate  value, and yet uo adequate explanation  is offered. It is to. be hoped that the  small shareholders will, in the near future, receive some reasonable and satisfactory evidence that their shares are  worth more., than  the preseut price.   I  ��������� shall have more to say- about this company and . its management upon another occasion.   Jubilee Celebrations.  The cities of Victoria and Vancouver  have commenced extensive preparations  for the celebration of the Diamond  Jubilee on the twenty-first of June. The  time-honored custom of celebrating Her  Majesty's birthday at Victoria will not  be observed this year.  NEW MINING COMPANIES.  A    Iteniril    of Incorporation*   From   the  Itrillsli Columbia Cazctte.  Twenty-two mining companies were  registered last week at Victoria.  Among the number is the Nelson Development and Investment company  which is organized by Messrs. Bellamy,  Dover, Stanley, Irvine, Lemon, Osier  and Dr. La Ban, all of this city.  Amazon Gold Mining nnd Milling company,  1.(1. I load ollice, Kossland. Capital, |l,0U0,(li)U  in $1 shares. Directors: lt. O'lii-lcn. Jas. W.  Lee and Charles t'roy, all of lto.Hlniul.'  1!.C. London and Kootenay MiniiiK antl Development company. Ld. Head ollice, Kossland.  Capital, $-J,0OO,0OO in $1 shares. Directors: J. L.  Ciiwtliorn, It. Scott and T. M. Hixon, all of  Kossland, and Henry Croft, Victoria.  Chrysolite Gold Mining and Development  company, (for.) Capital, 81,000,000 in $1 shares.  Head ollico, Wiillsburg, Wash.  Cody-Slocan Mining and Milling company,  Ld. Head ollice. Sandon. Capital, ?_-_O,_O0 in  2.i cenl shares. Directors: G. A. r'nrini. Toronto;  SV. U O'Conuell. J. K. Clarke, T. i_. Hendee  and K. h. Christie, or' Sandon.  Dunlop Alining and Investment company, Ld.  Dead ollice, Kossland. Capital, $1,000,000 in ������1  shares. Directors: If. 11. Dunlop, K. K. Dunlop  and Loo II. Schmidt, all of Kossland.  Fort Steele Mining company, (for.) Capital,  SUOO.OOO in $l shares. Head otlice, Spokane,  Wash,  Fredrick Arm Mining company. Ld. Head  ollice, Vancouver. Capilal, $500,000 in $1 shares.  Directors: XV. D. Hi-ydonc-Jack, Alfred Whitaker, lt. D. Fctherstoii, George It. Simpson,  Fredrick Cope, K. XV. Hutchings and- C. S.  Douglas, all of Vancouver.  Gladstone Jlining company, (for.) Capital,  Sl.000,000 in ������1 shares. Head oltlee, Spokane,  Wash.  Golden and Fort Steele Development company, Ld. Head olHce, Golden. Capital, ?730,-  000 'in ������1 shares. Directors: Alexander Allen,  Alexander McQueen, Calgary; and Geo. S. Mc-  Carter and S. -Barber, Golden; Thomas .McNaught, Thunder Hill.  Good Hope Mining and Milling company, Ld.  Head oflice, Kossland. Capiuil, 81,000,000 in SI  shares. Directors: Edward Baillie, J. H. Kob-  inson and Thomas Anderson, all of Kossland.    .  Hastings (B.C.) Kxploration Syndicate, (for.)  Capital, ������100,000 in ������1 shares. Head office,  Kngland..  Kaslo Montezuma Mining and Milling company, (for.) Head ollice, Seattle, Wash. Capital  (.1,000,000 in $1 shares.  Keystone Gold'Mining company, Ld. Head  ollice, Kossland. Capital, 31,500.000 in 81 shares.  Directors: Joseph Dabney, J. L. Parker, Kossland; W. A. Galiiher, Victoria.  Nelson Development and Improvement company, Ld. Head oflice, Xelson. Capital. $1,000-  000 in ������1 shares. Directors; H. K. Bellamy,  David La Ban, Jacob Dover. Gilbert Stanley.  Fredrick Irvine, K. K. Lemon and F. L. Osier,  all of Nelson.  Pacilic Mining and Construction company,  (for.) Capital, $_������,000 in ������1 shares. Head oflice  Tacoma, Wash.  Pavo Consolidated Mines, Ld. Head office,  Kossland. Capital, $150,000 in 10 cent shares.  Directors; C. M. Cowper-Coles, C. W. Johnson  and J. L. G. Abbott of Rossland; and Osborne  Plunkct, Vancouver. -.   '  Kuth-Ksther Gold Mining company, (for.)  Capital, $1,000,000 in $1 shares. Head oflice,  Spokane, Wash.  Spratt Copper and Gold company, (for.) Capital. Sl.000,000 in $1 shares. Head otlice, Seattle,  Wash.  Standard Mining and Development companv,  Ld. Head otlice, Kossland. Capital, $l,(XI0,0u0  in $1 shares. Directors: F. T. Claxton, Horace  Thoi-nc and Geo. K Powell, Victoria; James  Pearson, Toronto.  ��������� Surry Mining and Pi-ospccting.company, Ld.  Head oflice. New Westminster. Capital, $100,-  ���������00 in SI shares. Directors: II. A. Bell, Vancouver; Joseph KdwardGaynor, New Westminster  N. lt. Hopkins, Surry, B.C.  Wild Horse Gold Mining company, (for.)  Capita],- ������1.000.000 in ������1 shares. Head oilice,  Spokane. Wash.  SOUTH   AFRICAN   STATISTICS.  Interesting . Figure. CuiiceralBK tbe ���������"_.������-  -UB:Iu-lu������_r_r.  The total gold exports from South  Africa during the year 1896 was 2,386,180  ounces,, valued at ������8,159,217. of which  2,141,885. ounces, worth ������7,414,7.01; was  exported by the banks. The. dividend  list shows a distribution of ������1,545^56 in  dividends for gold mining companies on  ihe Baud (including the Band Central  Ore Reduction company) aud ������168,625 by  collieries and the Consolidated--Deep  Levels. A total is given on the returns  of the stores consumed by 81 companies,  which shows the value of the stores to  be _������4,040,605. Some prominent factors  iu this total are: Machinery, ������892,651;  coal, ������609,102; dynamite. . ������101,993;  blasting; gelatine,, ������439,671; gelignite,  roburite, etc., ������22,791. Candles to the  extent of 119,135 boxes.were, consumed,  of a value of ������76,526. Canide figures at  1,969,437 * lbs., valued at- ������125,531-,  mealies, meal and forage at ������338,845;  timber and deals at ������274,655; and sundries at ������427,527, Whilst the consumption of dynamite has fallen in value from  _E117,126"in 1895 to ������101,998 in-1890, that  of blasting gelatine has risen from ������297,-  828 , to ������439,671. The consumption of  the miscellaneous explosives appears to  have fallen 50 percent-  Tlie. Treadwell Output.  The clean-up for the month of March  of the Treadwell mine near Juneau, Al-  aska, since the last return, and for 28  days was: Bullion shipment, _.45,032,ore  milled, 18,642 tons; sulphurets treated,  401 tons; oE bullion there came from  sulphurets, S15,775; gross expenses for  period. 824,054.  .iraixl Forks Xomluitfions.  The last issue of;the British Columbia  Gazette contains a proclaimation setting  May 1 as the day of nomination ot candidates for mayor and aldermen of Grand  Forks. The rules governing the election  will be similar to those used in the elections of the municipal.councils of Nelson  aud Kossland.'  SL0GGETT & WATERS  Practical   Miners,   Contractors  and Prospectors.  Developing New Property a Specialty.  Address in care of Minek office.      609  FOR WINES nil CIGARS  chubch notices.  Sunday 25th April, 1897.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st aud 3rd Sundays in the month at 8 a. m; on 2nd and  4th Sundays, after Matins. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  P-___sbyter_an Chdbch. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m." Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  mee.B every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson on first and last Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Suuday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Chuucii. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  ROOMS TO RENT.  Three nice furnished rooms to rent.  Applv to  fill C. WATERMAN*.  _______d_d_r____!ss  oil  California Wine Co.  NELSON -      -       B.C.  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  A limited a. mo tint of treasury  stock now on sale at io cents per  share. Enquire of A. II. Kelly,  Baker street, two doors west of  Bank of Montreal. ^3  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  COURTS of Assize and Nisi Prius, and of  Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery, will be holden at the places and on  the dates following, viz:���������  City of Nelson, on Monday, the 21st day of  June, 1897.  Town of Donald, on Monday, the 28th day of  June, ia*7. ]jy Command.  JAMES BAKER,  (������87) Provincial Secretary.  Provincial   Secretary's   Office, 23rd March,  1897.  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  Take notice that I, Adolph Lapointc will  apply to the Government Agent for AVest  Kootenny, thirty days sifter date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail ut the Grand Central  Hotel situated on lots !!3 and 21, block (j(i in the  town of Nelson, B. C��������� in said district.  r. _.   ,    -.xt, AUOI-PII    LA POINTE.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 20th day of April,  isa>- _      (810)  Notice of implication for Liquor Liceuse.   .  'PAKE notice tliat I, .Tames Kinlav, will apply  JL to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a license  co sell liquor by retail, at the Miners' Hotel in  the town of Quartz Creek in said district.  r. ,.  ,    _ ^ _-,        -'AMES FIN LAY.  Dated.at Quartz Creek, B. C. this 17th day  of April, 189(. ^j  *   Applieatioa For Liquor Liceosc.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned  will, ������t the expiration of HO days, apply to the  stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenav district, for a license to sell liquor at retail at Thc  B. C. Hotel, North Eork of Salmon Kiver. -  /WILLIAM BEIUVICIC,  *, 1  . ��������� , I JOSEPH CAMPBELL.  Dated, North Vork, 19th March, 1897.       577  Notice of Application For Liquor Liceuse.  TAKE notice that I, T. J. Swansbourough,  will apply to the Stipendary Magistrate of  West Kootdnay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail at Deer Park, in  said district.  T. J. SWANSBOUROUGH  Dated at Deer Park, B. C, this 2_r_l day of  March 1897. (jSO)  Notice -of Application; for Liquor License,  T'AkE. notice that I, John Buloncclc. will  A apply to the Stipendiarv Magistrate of  West Kootenav, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail, at thc Arlington  Hotel in thc town of Quartz Creek in said  district.  r. * .,   .���������,        ���������       JOHN BULONCELE.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 24th day of Marcli,  m'-   0 (5SD  Notice of. Application for Liquor License.  TAKE notice that I, A. Lapoint, will apply-  to the Gold Commissioner of West Kootenay, B. C, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor.by retail at the Montreal Hotel  in the town of Ainsworth in said district.  A. LAPOINT.  Dated at KclsoivB. C. this thirty-first (lay  Of March",-1897. "    ~      YY "(5S8)"   W. H. PHILIPPS,  SEAL '"#a ���������#  # -  *   ENGRAVER  Die Sinker and Embosser.  583    30t Douglas Street, Victoria, B. C.  FOUND.  A new place to send your laundry  after April the-ist.  The   Kootenay   Steam   Laundry  will   be  thoroughly  equipped  with  the latest improved   machinery  and  experienced help.  Whitcher & Cleland     -    Props.  KELSO.V, K.C.  (520)  Hotel   Slocai)  Oldest and Moat .Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  HeackqUarvers   For  Commercial travelers  ari& flDinina flfcen.  First-Class in all its Ap=  pointments.      *'  Cor. A Ave. and _jth St., KASLO, B.C.  (551)  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ofthe Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure thc  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th 1896.  (419)  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  BOOMS   I'L tSTI'KI.-*   IX   IIAKI)   FINISH.  " NE-VLY FIIKNISIIGD. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, Prop.    FRONT 8T��������� KASLO, B.C.  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"The nine ltibbonitu  Is a new lisjlit;  With most toll.  It end.* in smoke."  chants Dorothy, undismayed. "Never  mind, auntie; there is ;_,_> least one point  on wliinh I cm not wiong him. Ho is,  you niu-t n'.Jiw,   perfectly  hideous."  "Ah! look not to tho ni.t.s-ai-d seeming," says Mi s.s Jemima, piously. "It is  the heart���������the heart alone���������that one  should study.''  "I don't be'.'uve Mr. Giles has one, "  says her niece, eonlidenlly. "Tom and I  are fully asrreo.i that if he was dissected  there would be. a largo hole in his left  side, but. no heart."  "Tom is extremely flippant. I can sec  no sign of grace; in Tom. He is your  cousin and my nephew, so I would willingly think as leniently of him as possible, but I doubt ho lacks grace. And  you are certainly wrong about dear Mr.  Llilorf. Would that all had hearts as pure  a������ his! 1 will let you into a secret, Dorothy. It is my most earnest desiro that you  should wed Mr. Giles. Mo is a good man  ami tnio.ai-.d would help to lead a young  and thoughtless girl li'.ce ynu into the  right way."  "I have uo particular objection to the  right, way" says Dorothy mildly "butl  think if I am 1,0 start fur it direct, 1  shouli. prefer another guide."  "Tom for example'' says Miss Jemima  shari ly. , "Oil , Dorothy what a pic you  are digging for your own feet! A young  man who thinks brandy-and-soda preferable to spring water and who despises  his good sou)) unless he has a glass of  Mai-orin after it!"  "You used to like your Maderia too  auntie.,until Mr. Gibs erne. t-> stay with  us; and 1 have, beard you say very kind  tilings now and then about your claret  at luncheon, and your champagne at  dinner."  "J blush to remember it all," says  Miss Jemima. "Alas! why will not people seo the virtues tlmt He. in cotVee an 1  ten, and that excellent, if slightly trying  drink culled lemonade? When my nose  lias got accustomed to it, I know I  shall lovo it dearly."'  ."I know I shant, says Dorothy.  "Well, well, youth is headstrong."  "And age isn't, I suppose. Is thai why  Mr. Giles has taken to weak drinks;'  ' Poor man! he really driuks little or  nothing," says Miss Jemima.  "Nothing is nearer to it," says lior  nice. "Jane tells me that when she  brushed out his room this morning she  found tlio zoodone and ginger beer he  begged for so hard last night lying quitn  untouched upon liis table."  "Poor soul! lie takes no care of hiin-  solf." murmurs Miss Jemima, sadly  "I told Tom about it, aud he savs it  is evident, "no takes the utmost caro of  himself Tom says zocilnno and all such  stuff ara pois.m. Aim they, auntie? Ho  says, too, that if you had given.himJ- a  dash of.brandy.in them, Mr. Giles would  have drunk theni all."  "Do not quote that reprobate tome,"  says Miss Jemima, indignantly.  "Brother's son though he is, I have thc  .very lowest opinion of him. If you aro  bent ou marrying that scamp, Tom  Delmego, all I can.say i.s, Dorothy, that  I wnsh my hands of you."  "I don't know that   I   want to marry  -any- oue,"���������says-_the_niece. !_'_Oh, look,-  auntie, what a splendid sorvc! Ha, ho  has won that game! Of com so he would,  you know! Tom can handle a racket, if  you like. Not as . some, people I could  name, who hold.it as if it was a frying  pan."  "Mr. Giles has better things to engross-  his attention than -a mere-, frivolous  .amusement, like tennis. Oh, Dorothy,  why will you not . sift the wheat from  tbe chaff!"  "Am I ono of tho better things,  auntie?" says "her niece, mischievously,  laughing buliinil; the large .fan she is  waving indolently to and fro, as though  to coax "a breeze to her out of^the scented  pine woods beyond. "Thank you, dear! 1  always felt, you thoroughly appreciated  my many \irtuos. no matter how silent  you might have-been about thom."  "Tut, you saucy girl!!' says Miss  Jemima; hut a s-tnile that will not be  forbidden curves her lips. Truly this  nieco of hers is out of.the common sweet.  Oh, that some good wind would blow  her inclinations thc way of Mr. Giles!  -As her thoughts get to this point, the  gentloman in question may bes seen  advancing towm-d them across tho" snn-  sniitten grasses." The very daisies seem  to bow their little, heads at liis approach.  Perhaps they are afraid of the huge foot  that supports his pertly person. He is a  tall man, stout, as ho is tall, and what  is commonly known as smug-faced.  "Ho bas a huge unsightly mole upon liis  ileshy-nose. His eyes are sunk with fatness." One might deem it likely that oil  and' wine,had been the ingredients csed  ��������� to raise that imperial gloss - upon his  ruddy cheeks. But the very name of  wine is an alo.nination in the- eat-3 of  lhe Blue 1-ibbonito. Offer him a glass of  even that meek Manila, and see how he  will recoil from you. as though a demon  lies- within your tankard. He has a.  plausible manner, saint-like, smooth. A  "beautiful manner" fays Mis.. Jemima  'Brown who Jiaving fallen a victim to liis  doctrines srime months ago ha.sd been uncomfortable ever since. Thc soul of hospitality, she uow feels that;if true to her  principles, she i.s offering with every  glass of wine to her friends the chance of  eternal damnation. Perhaps there have  been years in her life when Miss Jemima  had felt happier than in these last six  months, when what she fondly believes  to be her true, duty has dawned upon her.  . "My dear Ilomthy" she says to her  niece as the sanctified Mr. Giles draws  nearer "oblige ine by being civil to him.  lie. will want you to go for a walk with  him. my dcarw Go! I���������I don't feel as if  I could converge spiritually with him  to-day. Ijoss of sleep last night, general  debility, rheumatism, neuralgia, dys-  pep���������"  She gall'-er.-; up her crewei-work with  ������������������jutto  juvenile  -alacrity,    and   vanishes  round   thc comer with a speed to which  rheumatism is unknown.  "It is my firm opinion she hates him,"  says Dorothy, looking after her wrath-  fully; and indeed, there is a celerity  ubaut the el.ler Miss Brownols movement i  that suggests tho idea of fleeing beforo  the foe.  Dorothy makes the best of unpleasant  circumstances.. She greets tho fat Mr.  Giles with becoming civility, and even  consents with a sigh to accompany hiin  to the lake, half a mile away, where the  swans float gruoeftill.v. This will take  her from Tom and his society, and,  though sho lias not altogether arranged  with herself her feeling toward Tom, still  she knows she i.s sacrificing something,  as she turns. toward tho distant hike.  Tom and she are cousins, and have  laughed with each other, and quarreled  with each other, since time immemorial,  and just lately they have taken it into  their heads to be almost in love with  each other "Still," as Dorothy said to  him when he pressed for an engagement,  "thero i.s no knowing whut, or who, may  turn ii]), so it is as' woll to keep one's  solf free"  lly this you will seo tint tho engagement has netither been ratified nor even  partially arranged; which tact is to Tom  Djlinega a bitter griovnnco, Miss Browne  junior bciug-as lovely as sho is fascinating, and an heiress into thc biirgain  Not, to do Tom jus.icc, that hor'monjy  lias anything to do with his affection  for hur  Of late,- ho has been sorely exercised  in V,. mind about the attentions that  Mr. 5ties���������the apo.tlo of t.-mpernnce���������  has showered upon Dorothy, attentions  favorably regarded by Miss Jemima,  who Iris brought horself to that pitch of.  admiration for the apostle that shit iuight  easily be said, In vulgar parlance, to  "swear by him."  Just at this moment Tom Dolmoge is  in a towering rage. All tho afternoon  guests have doparted. It is nearly seven  o'clock, and still Dorothy and Mr. Giles  are. off the boards. He is on tbo very  verge of suicidal despair,whon the gleam  of Dorothy's white gown shining  through the trees, restores him to  sanity, but not, I regret to' say, to bi.  temper. .She is accompanied by Mr.  Giles, looking .smoother, mj.-c rubicund,  more sanctified than usual.  Tom advances toward them, fell  determination in his cye. Dorothy, who  is a careful girl, marks his eye.  "Ah, you, Tom!" the says, with tin  utmost bonhjmie, much experience  having taught; hor that there is great  virtue in the lirst word. "So glnd ynu  haven't gone yet. I was afraid I should  have missed you, I have beon so long  away.    We are awfully late, aren't, we?"  The very audacity of the way ia.which  sho acknowledges her criin.i reduces the  angry -Tom to silence. Ho is still  inwardly boiling vtith rage,, but hardly  known how to let.off tho stsam..  "Tho descunt of evening was am a/.I ugly sudden; down it came upon us like-r-  likc an-avalanche, or���������or a feather bed;  soft, you kuow,but confusing," says Mr.  Giles to Toin with a smile-replete with  brotherly love. "We weren't thinking of  it, you see. Wo���������wo were thinking of  something .else"���������with a godly chuckle.  "Did yon ever, lose yourself, Mr.  Delmeg3, in a pleasant abstraction of  that sort?"  "No," says;Torii_ "I didn't. I always  have my- senses quite about mc. I sold mi  lose anything except perhaps my patience���������or my bmiper!"  "Ha!" says Mr. Giles witli a pious  sigh, "to lose cither of those-is sad,  very sad. It is that terrible thing "called  temper that creates most of the crimes  that disgrace .our morning papers. It  leads to violent language, manslaughter,  murder-���������"  "Ay, murder!" says Tom, glaring at  him. "It often leads to murder. I���������I  feel right down murderous at times."  "My dear young man," s-������ys Mr.  Giles," you should try to conquer all  such degrading feelings. It is with pain  and loving regret I havo of late very  frequently noticed tho growth of this  mental deformity, that threatens to  uproot all the grace that doubt-losslie;  dormant within you, .though. as yet I  grieve to say belief in it must be an act of  Xaith. _ Try, try^o^sonquer your wicked  when   you  "feel   "the fit" coining on  self,  ���������you.  I feel It coining.on now," says Tom,  advancing toward him.  "Itis coining on ���������  ���������uncommon strong, too.   I have seldom  felt it so bad.    Who   spoke .of murder a  moment since, ch?"    He   brandishes his-  lists and advances up to. Mr.   Giles.  But that worthy evades hlai.' He jumps  nimbly to thc other side of the flower  bed, - full of glowing geraniums, that  stands botweeu - them, and stares at hint  in an imploring fashion that savors  strongly ot fear.  ,"My   good    friend,'   my"-  dear J Mr  Delmego!" he punts, unctuously; "control  yourself   Murder is a fearful thing   You.  don't mean to tell mc that you���������"  "Yes, I do!" says' Tom, furiously  "That's precisely it I'm dying'to be at  somebody���������at you!"  Ho flics across the bed to hiin Mr Giles  having grown a - pale yellow with ever-  increasing fright, springs away from  him And now commences a most undignified race round' and round tho Innocent flowers -  "Speak to him, my dear Miss Dorothy!  Kxercise your influence," the sacred  influence of beautiful woman!" shrieks  Mr Giles, when passing her; whereupon  Dorothy makes a faint sign to Tom It is  particularly faint, as she is so convulsed  with laughter behind her fan that she  can scarcely breathe. - Tom, though i-till  revengeful obeys ic Ho pretends" to - trip  over thc gnarled, root of a beech-treo  growing, near and Mr Giles taking  advantage of tho supposed check to0-his  adversary, steps hastily on to the walk,  and may presently he seen mounting the  balcony in such hot haste as soon puts  him out of sight. ' '  _ '"Oh Tom how could you!" says Miss  Browne junior, now giving freedom to  her mirth. "Oh you tad boy! .Did you  see his .face? Y_������u'are better than Bant-"  ing to him or anti-fat. He will be quite  slim to-morrow. ��������� Poor old soul what a  fright ho wns in!"   -  "Coward!" says Tom contemptuously.-  "And so"���������regarding her with angry  disfavor���������"this is ��������� vour last conquest is  it:-"  "Conquest dear?" says she innocently,  as though not understanding and being  quita athirst for knowledge.  "Yes exactly; conquest" says Tom,  uncompromisingly. "It is excellent English.  Don't yon understand it?"  "Oh, of course! I see what you mean  now," says Dorothy, as though jnst  enlightened. "Bnt ; what a silh- remark  of yours! No wonder I didn't grasp its  meaning at ll_st.'V  "Well, I hope you are proud of him,"  says Tom bitterly, "now you've winged  him."  "Every bird that ilies isn't game,"  says iliss Dorothy demurely.    "The cap- THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1S97.  Wxt MMntx.  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Companies.  No.  of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  NW.SOX.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Heaver   Hit? Three   Hutte   Brit. Can. Goldfields  1-.C Gold King...  Uluebird    Hi-ucc   Caledonia Con   California   t.&C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna .���������   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park   IJelacola   Delaware   Kast cm Star...! ���������  Enterprise   Kriu   Evening Star   Georgia   Gei-trudo   Giant      Golden lli-ip   Golden Queen   Great Western   Ilattie ltrown   Helen   High Ore   Homeslake   Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horse   Iron Mask   I X I.   Independent .......  Jumbo '.���������  Knight Templar���������  Koolenay-London ..  Lo Koit   Lily May   Mayflower   MoniUi  ���������  Monte Cristo..;. ..'.  Morning Star   XestKgg   Northern Hollo   Noveltv   O. lv   Palo Alto.,   Phoenix   Poorman   Keil Mountain-view  H. K. Lee   Kcd Point   Rochester    Kossland, Ited Mt  Kossland Star   St. Elmo..-.   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross&*..' con  Sultana   Trail Sibling Co   Union   Virginia      Warl-aglet.'.'   West I.c Koi   White Hear... .'....  Young Hritisli Am'n  'AIN'SWOlt'llI.  Dellie....   Ellon   HOUXDAKV.  Old Ironsides....  CAMl*   MCKINNKY.  Cariboo t   ,, ItEVELSTOKK.  Orphan Boy   SLOCAN.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle   Idler...   Kootcuay-Columbia  ��������� Minnesota   Noble Fivo Con...  Humbler Con   -RccOT���������-T77TT���������rrr  Slocan Star...'.   Sunshine   'Wonderful ���������:  Washington   XOl.'I'lll'OKT.  Hod Top   3oo,ooo  .-c  1  1,000,000  .   loo  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooo  1 00  3,5oo,ooo  1  00  1,000,000  1  00  2,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1  00  Ooo. 000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  700,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,500,000  1  00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1  00  1.000,000  1  00  1,000,000  1  00  1,000.000  1  00  000,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  t,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1  00  (iuo,ooo  I 00  5oo,ooo  1  00  1.000,000  1  00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1  00  1,000,000  1  00  1,000,000  1 00  700,000  1 00  5oo,ooo  1 00  000,000  0 00  1,000,000  1  00  300,000  1 00  000,000  1  00  1,000,000  loo  75o,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1  00  1,000,000  1   00  000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1  00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1  00  000,000  1  00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  2.000.000  1  00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  Soo.ooo  1 00  000,000  1  00  1,000.000  I 00  2,000  loo 00  (ioo.ooo  1 00  ,100,000  I 00  000,000  1 00  000,000  1  00  2,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1  00  750.000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  I 00  800,000  I 00  700,000  1 00  500,000  I 00  00,000  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  7oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  400  loo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.200,000  .1 00  1,000,000  1 00  "1,000,000   l-oo  1,000,000  00  ���������   00,000  lo 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 00  ������1 08s  S 0 10  0 15  0 10  0 10  (I 0..J  0 10  0 10  . 0 07  0 10  0 (Xi_  0 07  .0 0:1  0 2.'i  0 22  0 Hi  0 18  0 01  0 12  0 20  0 20  0 05  0 II  0 iii  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 Hi  0 i;<  0 7  (I 5  0 01  0   !).J  0 02-'.  I) 20*  0 41  0 (Ki  0 JS  0 59  0 5  0 10  7 50  0 20  0 12  0 18}  0 12}  0 08  0 OS  0 10  0 8-  0 %'  0 Mi  0 I)  0 7  - 0 12  0 00  0 10  0__>  0 15  0 07  0 15  0 8  0 20  0 10  ,    0 OS  0 10  0 21  0 18  0 07  0 15.1  0   7j  0 Ofii  0 40  " 0 OS  0 25  6 Oil*  0 oil.  0 51"  -1-40-  2 (iO  0 OS.V  0 25  0 a;  ' {Dividends paid io. date arc as follows: Le  Hoi, $325,000; War Eagle, -������-187,000; Cariboo,  8140,000; Idaho S20.000; Slocan Star, $SoO,000;  Keco 3100,000; Rambler 825,000. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid dividends. .      j .   A MINING CONVENTION.    .  One lo be  Held at Hat Porliijcc Khi-Ij Ib  .In no.  Under tbe auspices of the Rat Portage  Mining Exchange, a miuiug convention  is lo be held at Rat L'ortngo on June 3, -l  and u next, ond it is expected thnt such  an attendance will be secured as will  make tbe convention"' tbe largest and  most important gathering of tbe kiud.  yet brought together in Ontario.  Arrangements will be made to enuble  visitors. to visit and inspect tbe various  working, mines aud other' interesting  features,in tbe .vicinity of Rat Portage.  Special rates' of fare, which will not  exceed one fare and one-third, and posibly  single fare, for~ round trip, are being  arranged witb tbe Canadian Pacific railway, Great Northern and other lines.  Besides subjects relating to tbe operation of mines and tbe treatment of ores,  special-consideration will be given to tbe  discussion of measures for bringing tbe  gold mining industry iuto closer touch  ' witb capital and for inducing a- more  liberal investment thereof, and diffusing  a wider knowledge of tbe opportunities  for investors now open in tbis region.  THE QUEBEC ELECTIONS.  SHnalioii  Scents  to Promise a Victory fiir  the Liberal OiipiMltiou.  Montreal, Que., April 23.���������The local  election campaign is drawing to' a clote.  With polling day only "a little more than  two weeks off both parties are trying to  size up the situation. There is no great  issue on which tbe" parties have divided.  This perhaps is to tbe advantage of tbe  liberal opposition, for tbe electors everywhere are fickle and want a change.  Flynn bas been premier less tban a year.  He bas hardly bad time to do anything  himself, and while bis record is largely a  series of promises be bas to shoulder the  faults of bis predecessors. The greatest  of these was the three per cent, loan  negotiation by Premier Taillon in Paris  at 77, which was immediately sold at an  advance, which lost over $503,000 to the  nrovince.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum ot $1 is to be understood.  April 9-  Knslo.  Aspen���������Jas Desmond to Stove Wilson, i,  Iron Mountain���������Alfred Cameron and J D  Moore to Jennie McPhee, _, $1000.  Hen Hur, Phillips, Josli Collins, Essex and  Bedrock-It and-J llriggs to Briggs Phillips  company covor and convey all abovo, f 1 and  other valuable consideral ions.  Oceola and Hio Tinto A, Oriuigo Blossom 1���������  George T Eves to J S Parker.  Harrison���������Henry ������ Troost to S Wceso.  Neptune nnd Northern Light���������Jas Matlieson  to XV V McLean and VV F Teetzel, *-.  Cub Fraction���������W- Hanson to Silver Bear  company, $50.  Lucky boy, Liberty, Margaret Dora and  Bonanza���������A A McKinnon and Eleanor McKinnon to Chas U (.Joiner, __- $5000.  Same���������Geo Jl Bi-ow-ii to Chas It Comer all  right, title. $10.  Same���������Chas R Corner to T R Sharky, 1, JJoOOO.  Twilight���������Win White to J A Otto, i.  Twilight No 2-J A Otto to Wm White. 1.  Marqueitte���������J V liurns. to Mrs Jennie Harris,  $1000.  Silrcrin���������Jas Mathcsoa to E H Knight, 91000.  April 13-  Californi i���������Pat Welsh to H K Porter, A.  Lady of thc Lake and Hamburg���������H E Porter  to Irene M Gibson, $12,700.  Jloston���������John Jones to Jas E Iligham.  You and I���������Jas Desmond to Jas E Uigham.  Glue lJot-J Riser, .., $150.  April 14-  Chnrlcs K and Turn of Luck���������Ed   F Vennum  to AD Woplly.      ���������  April 15��������� "   . .  Solo Host, and Solo���������Win Innes and Sid Norman to E M Sandilands,  Black Fox���������John Regan to John D Porter, A.  New Denver.  April 7���������  Constant���������Jas A Stewart and Jno McCuskill  to W L O'Connell.  Little Daisy and Golden���������C H Abcrcrombie  and 11 C Wheeler to John Tingling, J, $25,000.  Irene���������A H Hluniunaucr to Geo Alexander  and H B Alexander, option, $2700.  1 tobin���������K M SandiUinds to F W Godsal, option"  S2500: ������500,  Granite���������\ Coulter to J H Wolverton, \, $100.  April S���������  Jinnie L���������A P Leniiux to A D McGinty, 4.  $300.  Corning���������Luke Sweetscr to J O Otto. i.  Abbie���������V C Kndolill'e lo J E Brousei'  Golden Eagleand High Grade���������Susan C Bauni  to MM Perl.  Inverness���������Arthur Mullen' to John Brown,  $1200.  Warahachio���������Peter McNichol to Geo M SoRelle, i.  Ferry No 2���������Geo J Wonder to the Slocan  Lake M & I) Co.  Electric Light���������A S Reed to John G McKay,-  April 9���������  Young Bear���������Ewin A Cameron to Donald  McPherson, J.  Marrillo Fraction���������Angus McWilliams to D  D McPherson. .  Eagle Feather���������N K Franklin to Win Glynn,  i-  Linnet and Cookoo���������Michael McAndrews to  A J Hayward. J. $3000.  Felix���������XV I Hancock to Joseph noskin, I.  Felix���������Same to John Estabrooks, J.  ' Spokane and Last Chance No 4���������Neil McLeon  to Patrick Welsh, ., and to Jas A McDonell, ..  Grantham���������Daniel McKenzie to Angus Mc-  Ginnis, i.  Semiphoro, Pricklio Hornet and Snow Bird-  John A Peacock to the Slocan Queen M and M  Co, -  Wild Jim���������P M Schonberg to Jas Boyd, _.  April 12���������   -" -  Sligo���������,J T Foley to Marcus S McDowell, 1-32,  $2(K'. ..a  Naomi, and Allcgash���������Joseph Adam Otto to  the Dominion Mines, i, $2000.  Itoxslnntl.  April 15������������������ .���������i =__=*i- -j___ ^   Hazel and W. J Bryan���������A McGilvery to S  Horner, \.  California, Nevada i, Bonanza i���������G M Funk  to 15 J Kainecr.  Pearl���������Temple Seeley to Chns McDonald,  Minnie���������H Humphrey to tt T Daniel, _.   ..  Johnny Boy Fraction���������J V Stowe to C Kiser  and C Jl Carpenter, i.  . Bluebird, Sinall.>Hope. Bonanza. Nevada and  California���������E J Ramcci- to J Martin, i.  April 17- . ������ '    '  Farmer, Mammoth,' Yellow Jacket, Killarney  and Forest Rose���������J -Mahoney to- Frank Edwards, i.  Monitor No 2���������Lewis Hall to Albert McDonald and Simon Clemens,,., $215.  Major- tt C Waterson to J Shanahan and T  WSUck.  Gascoignc, Empress and Princess���������Wm Finn -  to G Kennedy,  April 20-    -  B & C���������J II Clark to P D Prcshcr and W  Bowers, -  Red Oak���������A Chisholm to C tt Hamilton, J.  Nellie���������K Cosgrove to E B Learning. ���������  Sunset���������K P Gary to T Gray. ., $250.  Sunset���������V P Carey to J Stables, I. $250.  East Kootenay .Jnlil Mlaen.  Tbe.East Kooteuay gold mines excitement was aroused by tbe discovery and  location of several very large quartz  ledges on tbe north side of Perry creek  and west of Saw Mill creek, a tributary  of the St. Mary's river and a stream much  washed in, the" seven ties, for placer gold.  Two or tbree miles above this placer  ground, or by road and trail 25 to 30  miles westerly from Cranbrook, these  quartz ledges are now located. For five  miies west and two miles east of Ellwood  creek, a small branch - of the Perry, the  country has. all been located along the  course of three, if not more, quartz ledges,  which have proved auriferous. .  On the tributaries of the Wild Horse  creek, famous for tbe production in the  past of its placers,many mineral locations  have been made, od one of which, the  Dardeuelles, mining is being done.  This claim and' the Mother Lode  and Ethel are owned by Banks Brothers  and 0._S. Faigeele of Fort Steele. The  Invieta Gold Mining (placer) Co., Ltd.,  of England have secured about one mile  along Wild Horse creek, from which  much gravel bas been washed during tbe  last 30 years. Tbe Kip and Tuck Gold  Mining company of Vancouver bas rights  over the placer ground below the Invieta  bat on the south side of the Wile Horse.  Canada and (���������old.  Among tbe 34 gold producing conn  tries in tbe world Canada _3 eighth. Last  year the United States led lhe procession  "with a gold product of $57,000,000. The  seven next in order were: Australia,  343,709,322; Transvaal, S43.1S4.819; Russia. ������31.599,097; Mexico,SG,989,000;India,  86,002,508; China, $5,167,500; Canada,  [83,750,000.  SIX Mi KEED,  AN    AVALANCHE   ON    THE   RED  MOUNTAIN   RAILWAY.  AlUllroailer'N Camp Struck  hy u Muss of  Tree*, Uravel anil other Iti-lirl..  ���������turlax lta������ I.I...I-.  Ab a result of a lund slide tbat occurred  las. Tuesday morning on tbe lied  Mountain railway about one mile  north of the international boundary line,  six meu were instantly killed, one was  fatally injured and two were severely  hurt. The killed are: Charles Olsen,  Thomas King, Dan McCefferty, Pat  Desmond, Robert, M. Wbinuey nnd John  Contou. The injured are: Max Engle-  hardt, George Bice and John Clark, the  first named fatally.  The unfortunate men, with several  others who escaped injury, were section  hands and were camped on a gentle slope  on the west side of the track and a short  distance from the sawmill. The  shack was just opposite a gulch on Lake  mountain, and it. was down this gulch  that a tremendous avalanche of boulders,  trees, gravel and other debris came while  the. men-were sleeping.  What started the avalanche is still a  mystery. Some believe it was a cloudburst on the mountain, while others tbink  the lake, from which tbe mountain takes  its name, must have burst its banks.  The stream which flowed down tbe gulch  before the accident was scarcely a foot  wide. All day Tuesday it was a fierce  torrent five or six feet wide and three  feet deep.  The course ot the avalanche is plainly  marked. It bas stripped the banks of  tbe gulch clean on either side apparently  for a width of 20,or 30 feet. As it ueaied  tbe bottom, where tbe gulch was wider,  it began to spread out. Uigbt in ils  course and on the cast side of tbe railroad track was a knoll about 14 feet high.  This knoll is obliterated first.' Continuing on its course it swept over the rail-.  road, which was about 300 feet from the  mouth of the gulch aud extended 100  feet beyond. The mass of debris is 300  feet wide and tor tbis entire -.00 feet in  length averages uot less than 12 to 14  feet in- depth.. Beyond- this me rocks,  trees, nnd mud deposited in Jess quantities for 400 or 500 feet in every direction,  but the main body of debris appears to  hnve been deposited in nn area'_0_> feet  Jong by 400 feet wide.  The site of the railroaders' camp was  only about 10 feet fiom the tailioad  track, so that' the slide extanded about  90 feet beyond itin solid mass and iu le.s  quantity for several hundred feet further.  The peculiarity. most noticeable about  the slide is the fact that tbe main mass  ot debris hnd almost perpendicular walls  and to this fact two men owe their lives.  The first intimation any of the sleeping  laborers had that any disaster was im-  pending was when'the young man who  slept with the foreman was wakened by a  rumbling sound which he took to be a  car off the truck and ��������� bumping along the  ties. He woke the foreman aud the two  got up to investigate. The foreman wns  the last to leave the tent but could only  hove been a very few feet behind bis companion, yet tbe latter escaped the slide  unscratched, while' the body of the foreman has not yet been found.  The work of recovering the bodies of  those who were killed bas been vigorously prosecuted, although, owing to the  great amount of debris, is has progressed  slowly. The task is, however, completed  and tbe bodies have received a decent  burial.  lustily when his fn������t and furious hammer  blows bent upon the drill beads.  When Captain Hall announced the  result, a wild clu-er went uo. f'lnok  smith Davis, who is n good drill sliai per-  er and nn expert^ohanper as well, said  that he would put in a ������ 100 forfeit and  bet anything I'-nm 81(10 to SijOi. thai  Burns can b-at McLeod and Ross siug'e  handed provided thnt he (Davis) sharpens  the di ills fer BurLs nrd does the changing.  Hon. Mr. .-Martin's Philgo.  To the Kditor of Tiik Mi.VKit.  At the meeting at Kamloops to which  reference was made yesterday io the  house by Mr. Seinlio, Mr. Martiu pledged  himself to resign bis portfolio should nny  measure for a money bonus or guarantee  ia aid of the British Pacific scheme to be  brought down by the government, reserving to himself the right to acquiesce in  auy further land grant. - We made a  memorandum iu writing of tbe terms of  Mr. Marlin's pledge ou the same day.  Mr. Martin had evidently no written  memorandum to refresh his memory,  and his statement last night that be was  only- pledged agaiust supporting a grant  of annual interest to the amount ot-8240,-  000 is not corteefc. There were other  gentlemen present, personal friends of  Mr. Martin, and pi litically opposed to  ourselves, whose recollection of wliat Mr.  Martin did pledge himself to is likely to  be less biased tban his.  C. A. SemiiTN,  C. B. Sword.  Victoria, April 15.  STOCKHOLM    EXHIBITION.  Having been commissioned by the Hon.  Sydney Fisher. Minister of Agriculture for  Canada, to select an exhibit of Hritisli Columbia's forest products, as well as specimens from  the mines in the several sections of the  Province. I beg to intimate that I will be  pleased to receive from saw mill and mine owners such samples as they may deem advisable  to be sent to Sweden's exhibition, whicli opens  early in May. I trust intending exhibitors will  so arrange it as to have their products reach  this city not later than the 24tli inst. Each exhibit, should be distinctly labelled, giving name  of article, exhibitor's name and locality where  it came from, and if deemed advisable a des  cription thereof.  As thc period is limited I respectfully urge  promptness in the 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 be  an advertisement to those making same.  V-.  C.   __-_DI.LDG_-.  Vancouver, April 7,1S97. (005)  tiii:  < OLI ..II'I.V A KOOTENAV RAILWAY  A.M_ XAYI.iATIO.. (OMIMM.  WINNIPEG AND McDONALD-  Cunscrvu-lvei. <ll.l nut Name a Candidate  In Either Vacancy.  Winnipeg, Man., April 23.���������Tho nominations to till the vacancy iu the bouse of  commons for Winnipeg have been made.  Tbe candidates nre Major Jamieson,  libera), andEdwin Tnylor. temperance  and labor candidate. The con servatives  did not not nominate a candidate in McDonald constituency. Dr. Rutherford,  liberal, and Kenneth McKenzie, pa trot',  were nominated,  CHAMPION ROOK DRILLERS,  Dam* auil   Itllcy   Win  In   an   Exi-illus  Contest ut' Ito.HHlaiiil.  At the rock drilling contest held at  Rossland, Mike Burns and Jack l.iley  carried of the honors and won the championship of British Columbia'and a purfe  of ,$250 The result was: "Burns und  Riley, 35J^ inches; McLeod and Ross,  32 7-16 inches. Captain Wm. E. Hull  was judge and George Owen olliciil  time keeper.  Euch team drilled, 15 minutes changing drills every minute, aud each man-  changed striking every half minute.  McLeod and Ross began at 10:30. McLeod did all tbe drill changing. lie kept  a .cool head and throughout the few  minutes allowed to make a record set a  swift pace for the opposing team to follow. At the call of time, while the depth  of the hole was not known, it was believed  that Burns and Riley would have to  make things hum if they expected to  win. ' McLeod raised an objection just  before Burns and Riley-'commenced  drilling tbat their drills were not sevec-  eighths size the full distance of four  inches above the bit, but Captain Hall  did not allow tbe objection. ' McLeod  was* complimented upon his bard work  and bis friends claim that if his partner  had boen in better ondition tbe result  of the contest might have been  ditterent.  When Burns and l.iley were ready for  action and the giant Burns was straining  his ears for tbe call of time there was a  hush in tbe andience, for it was evident  tbat when he hit the bead of the drill the  fire would fly. Tbe rock was bard granite,  but from the time Burns' hammer fell ou  the drillhead in the first blow and the  sparks flew like a shower of meteors, it  was evident tbat if a drill did not break  or some other'accident interfere, the  battle of drills was theirs. Burns weighed 197 pounds but if auy one thought he  was too big to be active tbat idea was dispelled when he had made a few lightning  drill changes. Burns did all tbe changing clsverly and Jack Riley was cheered  N' OTTCE is hereby given 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 Kailway near  lioseberv, are now on tile in the Land Registry  Ollice, Victoria. J.  D. TOWNLBY.  Secretary.  Vancouver, i!.C, March 31st, 1S97. (580)  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do not forget  to call on tbe nearest Canadian Pacific  Ry., agent for tickets and any ini'orina-  tioncdesired.  WM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  "Winnipeg.  551  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, .. Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First Class Bar in connection.     Transient 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. <-. I>i.-I_si������u. Kukcr St.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Time Table N'o. J.      To take cfl'cct Keb. i, 1SU7.  EAS-I'IIOUND.**    ���������  No. i passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Uosslnnd  1:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail ."5:00 p.'m  N'o. 2 passenger (daily exeeptSunday)  leaves Kossland...'  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail 8:00 a in  "WES'rnousn.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday)   .  Leaves Trail  H: 15 a.m  -.   Arrives in Hossland 10:00 u.m  No. 1 passenger fdinly except Sunday)  Leaves Trail  5:15 p.m  Arrives in Hossland  7.-0U p.m  Connections made  with   all   boats arriving  and departing from Trail. o  General Ofllces: V. l\ G UTELIUS,  Trail U. C. ' General Supt,  MORTHERN   ,  IN     PACIFIC RY,  -SOLID - VESTIBULlilJ  '.,    TRAINS.  MODERN  'EQUIPMENT  THROUGH   TICKETS  TO  TACOMA, SEATTLE, VICTORIA,  VANCOUVER, PORTLAND,  and California points.  ST.PAUL, ST.LOUIS, CHICAGO,  NEW YORK, -BOSTON,  and all points east, also   European  S. S. tickets.'      . -  TIME SCHEDULE/  | No. 1 AVest,       depart,      ' 10:55 p. m.  I No. 2-East, ';������������������ 9:10 a. in.  1 C.'lu������c connect inn:, at "Spokane wiih Net-on &  I Fort Sheppa.-1 Hailway to and from ICooUtiuy  ."points.  ]     Fen- information,  time  cards,  maps  ��������� and tickets call on or write  i .    F. I>. fJIIJIlS.  ! Ccncral Auent.  ! SrOKAXK,  WASH.  -0K-  ! A. I). i-HAl-LTO--.    "        ���������    ,"  ! Asst. Cenl. Fass. A-jrent.  i        So. 235 Morrison SL. Corner of Third  , IMrll.iuil. 5.1 -.rrgun.  ALL OF US  Have to Wear Shoes.  To get the right kind of shoes at the right kind of prices is the next  question. A call at our store will convince you t_i.it our goods and prices  are right. We carry a full ahd up-to-date line of Men's, Women's,  Misses' and Children's Shoes,     Have you seen pur Prospectors' Boots?  576  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Street.  ____T_E3XjSO.J__T  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  G-jARAIVlTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE. ��������� ���������  TH05. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.      3  E. S. TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts oi the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  po not Monkey With Willi Cats.  Will be pleased to   answer any business  enquiries.  M. pes prisag & Co.  Grocery and Provision  _MI__B_BO_H:__A_._]SrTS  ISrELSO-N".  Wi  IB. O.  M. R. SMITH % CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  VICTORIA -���������      B.C. (212)  ^SS-ATXTPSTG-  CUT   RATES**  ,Y^-������-������ _-;  I am  prepared   to  make  accurate and   reliable assays upon   ores at tlie  following rates*: '     -  Silver, S .5('i   Silver and Rold, Sl.'IO   Silver, lend,"koU mid copper, 82.00     "  Gold.. ..LOO   Copper, I.CO   (Silver, lend mid gold  1.50'-  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charges must be prepaid in  full.    The charges for the  assaying inust..also  accompany the .sample.  Money furnished to prospectors to develop their claims for an interest in  same. Claims bought and sold. Good prospects slocked. Prospectors  arc invited to correspond with me. . 608  .- - -        NKLSON.  B.  C.  WALTER J. BROWN  P  BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Mai-kets 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 rea-  . sonable prices.  Orders- by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.    i*������  Thos. Dunn &> Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  jMINBRS', BUCffllW Al MILL SUPPLIES.  i:ill A.M������ SHEET  IKOX, MIXERS'  I'll KS. KAK _l.M������   MIEET STEEL,  j 0MI\EBS* SHOVELS, WlltE BOWS, MA.ML_Ul  HOPES,  I 1-Y-.AMITE   ELSE AXD CAl*-������.  ! SOLE AGENTS FOR THE f\\  ||/>N|L/,Q||   WCD  CINNABAR  MINING   CO.'S        Kg \J I W_\OI L. V LmW\m  i Write for Quotations. Cable Address "Dnnn."  i   (������33) VAlsTOOtTVEB-, IB.   C, THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 24,  189;.  MINING TKANSFEES.  Whero no coiixidurul ion  is named in transfers  llie nominal bum of ������1 is to be understood.  Nelson.  April fl-  lC ll, ami A Lincoln���������.M. C Atonaglian and W  M Kulledgo to K 0 Uoecfcli, option, I.  .Mountain Chief���������J L l'elerson to I' A Silvor-  StOllil, ,.,  Silver Howl���������L J Conkoy to K (J Jloblur.  Oriental���������Chas Jiiirbor to K C Uobler.  Badger State���������F C Uobler to ASjianyaiibar-  KO ri.  ^  Km- West���������W Spanganliai-ger to F C Uobler,  Aiiril 10���������  Nako, Jilpi-o, Kalamish��������� XV Jj I'arrish and T  II Ilea and J SUnson to l'inc Ridiru Gold ���������.[ J.  .Nl Co, SI;'MJO,UO_ in shares,  Mountain Chief���������J J, l'etcrson to _\I U Cold-  water, 1-12.  Confederation��������� XV Hall to W 1) I'itcaini, \.  Jtohemian���������XV _���������__ Cox Lo J W Carwin, J.  I'ine Tree���������II LSenkon Lo K I_ovc_s<|iie', ...  "..'ondcr.ul-D W Skinner to II UTai'ku, _,  $100.  lilnek Diamond���������.1 IC llocd, lis pendens, ������310.  1'elican���������J Fontaine to 0 Uribe, ���������, ������150.  Same���������Same lo W Wallace,!. SI SO.  April 12-  I.ai-lv Bii-d-W Cn Id well to 11 ll Umilop.  Sleeking Uird��������� C Caldwell to II H Dunlop.  Tom Tayr.e���������J Carrol to 11 1.. Gillespie,  1,  Same���������li E Gillespie to J Harris, ..  April 13-  Whiteliouso, Senate, Secretary���������It Pitcher -"*  Campbell, P '-, r'~ ' " "' ~  Harris.  ^Monitor���������M Jlclnlyre  K McDonald, |.  Same���������Same to XV G Kennedy, I.  Imperial���������A WalKei- to AV J Noble, _.  Gray Kagle���������J Keefe to H J .Villiaiii-.  Ureenlea���������J ICcefe to S Stride.  Gray Kagle and Grounlea-H .1 Williams and  S Stride to Mrs M .1 Mulborson, ..  Dreadnot���������J P Cameron to T J Uuncan,  option to J uly 5.-  ApfilXl��������� ���������  American Kagle���������C Dundee to C L Miles, k  Same���������1 J Blakely to same.  Same���������C L Milk to G H Ittindcll.  Cayusc-C Berry to V 11 C Beer. h.  April 15���������  Ivanhoe���������W II Marvin to M H Gilliam, ������1000  Ben Bolt���������R A Pitcher to same, ������1000.  Star���������.1 Andrews to T Booth. _.  West Derby-^W E Dugin to Al H Gilliam, ���������',  Catherine���������C Monroe lo P Scott, $1000.  Catherine and Custer���������PScotl to'JM Uuncan  ' K Conner and C \V Cluett to W J  and D Cameron tb II  Gray, S W Seed, adj town Door I'ark. un north.  Midnight���������F Fritz, It Loxl-un. Do;? creok, i  mile north Lower Arrow lake, :! mile from Deer  Park.  .Sunlight��������� F Frily., J Noel, :i mile north Deer  I 'ii i-lc  Dora 1; Xo2���������][.Johnson, on Marble nil, adj  Iron Mask.  Moekinu; Bird���������A T Davis, ,1 .l-i.u_.liun, 2  miles cast". Nelson on N & F S liy.  Uninbow-��������� J .1 Soiit'.,-n-jitli, norlli H'lo "Wild  Horse creek, I mile above falls.  Hamilton I.ove-Tt; .."..oils and L llrouiller,  on Wild Horse creek, adj Climax.  Climax���������T C Woods, on left Wild Horse  crock, adj Louis 1!.  Louis II���������L Hrouiller, ad.i Climax.  Ilessie���������A Nelson, on Wild Horse nil, adj  Clyde..  April 21���������  Ksiioranza���������A Powys. I mile north Cottonwood creek, ad.i Lizzie (.!.  Lucky Three��������� K Nitz, on Porcupine creek, ')���������'.  miles from N & F S Kv.  .While Star-,)  T Price, 5  mile north Porcupine creek, I.J miles from X & V S Uv.  HDiusy���������K Xitz, J mile norlh Hall creek, -'.mile  Irom Halls siding.  Orinoco-S Pleil', on Hull creok, 2.. miles from  ?> k i' s it v.  Oold Kincli- T Mitchell, same.  v-^'",1.'1,.1',-^1   i'^'-aiik.on Hall creek, I mile from  "- & I'  b Itv.  April 22��������� "  Good Kriduy���������K I.Simons, south side'Salmon  river, 'I miles from Pend d'Oreille.  Iron Cup���������ICooteimy-Tncoma L C M'g Co, 1  mile south Quartz Creek, adj Bullion.  Ilattie Axe���������() F Kroger, 1.1 miles up east  side Salmon river.  Spear Head���������A T Wilson, adj Hallie Axe.  First Strike���������W A Hayes, adj Hallie Axe.  lied Rock���������,1 W Johnson, east sido Eagle  creok, ad.i Granite.  St Paul���������T J Inglcsly. C Thompson. J C  Marat, Salmon river, opposite Porcupine creek.  April 23-  ICingofHrilish Columbiu���������J S Holts'., Columbia river, (i miles west of Hobson.  Addie .Smith���������M II Jjacon. same.  Omiga���������F Turcotte, XV (; Gerrard, Columbia  river, (i miles north Hobson.  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.  NELSON TENNIS CLUB.  A mooting of the members and others interested in the abovo club will be held at Mr.  Selous'ollice on Wednesday next.- the __iSl.Ii of  April, at,S::iO p. in. Lulies aro especially ii-  vited lo attend. (Jn.uti.i-:s St. Bakiik,  till  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  LONDON, England.  , TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers  " Same���������P Scott to T J Duncan, trustee, working bond, I, ������0000.      '-   1.  April 17���������'  Caradon���������O Newling to Mrs E Gray, _.  April 2.1���������  Babe Alma���������R F Dodd to J Linehan, .\.  Same���������Same to J Garand and II Knor'r, -',-  Mountain Goat���������J Linehan to same, J.  Same���������Same to It F Dodd, j.  Cougar, Prince Bismark, Mountain Chief,  Meteor, Badger���������J Garand and II Knorr to F  Dodd, J.  Same���������Same to J Linehan, \.  Ben Bolt, Ivanhoe���������M II Gilliam to X Fitzstubbs,  Mammoth���������J Chesnutt to N* Chisholm, i,.  Hemlock���������J Sumpf to F L Franklin, _.  Maryette���������Same to same, \.  Albert���������J Carmody to N Stuart, \.  King Alfred���������T Alfred to same. "  .    Eldorado���������V H Peterson to same, V.  ,  Bright Star���������J Waldbcaon to sanio", A.  The Dean���������G McComb to G F Whit-man.  Standard, Nora, Free Silver���������O Paulin to O  Boyer.  Pelican���������J Fontaine to FMorin, -,, ������150.  Mudlark, Micky Brcen, St Gatain���������A Gar-  vey.toE J-Mi]lcr,:J.  Boston Belle, Golden May���������R Hcdclle to K J  Miller, i.  Same���������Same to A Garvcy, ?,-.  Micky Brcen, St Gatain���������A Garvey to R  Hcddle, .',.  Madolino���������F Unfried to II McAlpin,'A, $-50,  Domingo���������J B Baxter to T S Mills,.[, S300.   '  Riverside, Eldorado���������P L Bowerman to J  Harrison, \. S500.  Daniel B. Ida Glenn, Belmont���������J M Miller to  ���������T Crowlc. J.  Wellington. Croesus, Josephine, Midas,  Orphcna, Gold Cliff���������J L Peterson andMJ  Burns to I. II Northey.  April 21��������� t.  Buckhorn���������XV R Smith to J McKenzie, f���������  Buckhorn, B & M���������M Rudolph to S J Migh-  ton, or S J. Ri I ch ic, 1-!), ������100.  Same���������S E Ritchie to S J Mighton.  Buckhorn���������J McKenzie to S E Ritchie, 1-9.  .    Same���������S E Ritchie to S J Mighton, Ml.  Sunshine���������J XV Conrads to J W Handlen.  April 22-  Old Bill-\V H Fletcher toll Stevenson, *.  Belle of Sparta, Belle of Winona, Belle of St  Paul, Bcile of La Crosse���������T VV Nichols", T S  Hobbs and R Miller to It Buck.  Iron King, Imperial���������R 51 Perdue to J It  Stussin, .j.  Cariboo No 1, Cariboo No 2���������V Lohrer to J  Henderson, 55.  .  Beach Nut���������J Davis to J Henderson. SfiOO.  Santa Maria, Maple Leaf, St Anthonv, Henry  Erin, Monocacy, Angola, Fall Creek, St Mary.  St John, Starr���������II Eummclcn to Maple Leaf M  & D Co, ?1,000,000 in shares."  April 23- ��������� '  Franklin-C Hibbard to T M Rixcn, i, $15.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Suicide at Kossland.  Yesterday afternoon an iiiqiust was  held ut Rosdlnnd concerniug the circumstances of the death ot A. M. Foster, who  W113 Tonnd dead iu hia room at llie Hotel  Allen on Thursday naoruiug. Evidence  was intioduced to show that Foster  ended his life by taking au over dose of  chloral. The deceased was an Englishman and.a recent arrival in this couutry.  several days previous to his death  For  lie had appeared very unsettled aud  nervous and claimed that the reason for  his coudition was the discuntinuance cf  au engagement with a young lady at  home. The jury returned a verdict in  keeping with the evidence.  Will Sli|(t Ore.  The Leap Year Mining company of  Loudon "lias pnt a force of men at woik  on its properties on the west side of  Rover creek and expects to ship ore this  season. The ore is similar to that of the  War Eagle mine and assays as high as  $54 iu gold. The property has an immense surface showing.  FURZE HALL  Nelson.  April !)-  Nelson Slav���������,1 Perkins and.I Dubaniel.'iiuiles  .from Nelson. V mile from C & KRy.   .  Gipsy���������Same", adj above.     0  Great Brilton���������.1*11 Grahani, south side Kootenay river near I!) creek.  .   Alexis���������F  Unfried, north side Sheep creek,  1 mile east mouth Bear creek.  Madeline���������F Unfried, north side Sheep creek,  -mouth Bear creek,  K"   X Rays���������V P Wiesenthal. north side Sheep  - creek, 1 mile east Hear creek.  Silver Colt���������C Dempster, same.  Mercury���������H.MoAlpin, same.  April 10-   -'    '      '  "  , Indian  Princess���������'1' Tlulme, east side Lower  Arrow lake, 1-J miles south Deer Park.  Cornish���������K J Hoorc and O A Lovell, I mile  Quartz Creek.  Olympe���������.1 Girac,   4   mile  north    Koolenay  .,. ii''er,.2 miles west Xelson.  .l.-cob Lukov���������J Lukov.east fork of north fork  , Salmon river, adj Gordon.  - Diamond Joe���������P' Uyrne. P O'Hi-ien, P.  O'Lcary, north side Porcupine creek, 2-miles  from railway.  April 12���������  WH Binthwick-W 11 Hrothwick. oast fork  north fork Salmon, adj J Dawson.  April 13-  W'liito Pine��������� I-'   Irvine,   between   Eagle aiid  Sandy creeks, 2 miles south Poorman.  April II���������.- " - _  Caroline���������A Ansl-nd, north side Arrow hike, 5  miles west ItnliMin. "    0  'Gold Hill���������J A Turner, Eagle crock, adj Maggie.  Anne���������'I \\ llson, east fork north fork Salmon, ad.i Hortlnvick.  Hogg���������H il Hogaiison, north fork Salmon,  adj Anne. .   .  The Dean���������(i McComb, north fork cast fork  Salmon, adj Canterbury.  .    - -  _��������� Cathedral���������G T Whitcman, north fork  east  fork Salmon, adj Eldorado, ������  Copperhead���������J PSwudborg, '! mile norlh C P  It, S miles west Nelson, adj Queen Victoria.  Uncle Al���������A H Sherwood. Hall station.  Wild Swan���������G Shicll, 'J miles'above Hobson,  north bank Columbia.  . Wild Goose���������Same, same.  April 15��������� " ,  Clyde��������� Burke, south side Porcupine creek, 1  miles up creek.  Salvation Army���������II Stutter. SOO feet norlh  Dewdney trail, 2ixW feet south-west Eagle  creek.   ,  - . April 17���������  - Mary Mine���������A Flore, TNott, 1<)\ miles from  ���������"   Nelson C &K track.  . Cora Bell���������I Clyde, SOU feet from ift trail, extn  Salvation Army.  April 20���������  B C���������XV Feeney, "W Berwick, on Erie mt, adj  Alexandria.  Little Rock���������"W Feeney, XV Freeland,.on Erie  int. adj Antonio.  Walla Walla���������J "WRos.-eau, west side Gilliam  creek, adj Addie Bell.    ,  Salmo���������P Smith, 2$ miles south Salmo, adj  Gold Bug. ������������������  .  Iron Duke���������M Bittencourt. east side fcalmon  river, 1 mile south Sheep creek.  Iron Chancellor-^' M "Waitc.  G  S Mabcc,  c-i-t side Salmon river, adj Regnia Xo 3.  Golden Rose���������Same. same.  Sir William "Wallace���������J Shannon: V.   Riley,  cast side Salmon river, adj Royal Arthur.  '   Last Chance���������J   Henderson, north  fork . Salmon, 1 mile below Gilliam's hotel.  V.ivajo���������J O Walker and I* Diennger, near  Quartz Creek, adj Belle.    '       "  Early UinI���������E Lind. A Anderson. K Charles  and R Keliojftr. Bouidcr creek mt, i mile we.-t  N&FS.  * Xorthern  Spy���������S  Proctor,  A  if Seed, IIII  ONE. NIGHT,  Tuesday, April 27th.  COLUMBIA  T0MIC   (1PERA  '       Iw. ******* \J *******  COMPANY  -\i:i.SO.N' Ul VISION' Ol' WKST KOOTENAY DISTKICT.  "VTOTICE is hereby given in accordance with  .Ll tlie statutes, lhat, Provincial Hovonuo  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 1S!)7. All of the  above named taxes collectible within the Nelson Division of West Koolcuuy, assessed by ine,  are payable at. my ollico at Kaslo, B.C.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following;  rates, viz:���������  Koiir-llfllis of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate othor than wild land.  Tluee-C|iiarters of one per cent, on thc assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars tho following rates, namely: Upon  suoh excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one aud oue.quartei- of  ono per cent; whon such excess is over, ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and ono half of one polecat.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three (|uai'ters of one per cent.  Three'per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before tlio30th of Juno 1S!)7:  Throo-l'ilths of ono por cent, on tho assessed  value of real estate othor than wilil land. .One  half of one per cent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one percent; when snob excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  lliousand dollars, one and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  llioiisund dollars, ono and ono half of one po-  cent. Two and ono half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial rovciiuu tax SI.00 per capita.  0. Cl. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 15SJ7. 527  DEALERS IN'  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay -Hraucli, Nelson, 15 .(J.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  -  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  J. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  Telephone 310.  J.  I... W.  MACFARLANE,  Telephone 449  Manager  B. C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that CO days after  -IA date I intend to apply to ibe Hon. the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of unoccupied  Crown Lands situated in West Kootenay District and more particularly described as follows .���������Commencing at. the northwest corner of  lot, 527 .i_:roup one, tlicncc cast-1(1 chains, thence  north SU chains, thence west, 10 chains, thence  south SO chains to point of commencement.  Daled, Victoria, B.C., I*'eb. 22nd, 1SII7.  ���������     5ti2 XV. O. CautI-I..  STATE ORE  Established  '1S80.  1'. S. DAILY, l'rest.  JOS. MONNIG. Stc.  Sampling Works  A general Ore Market.   Largest Works  in  Colorado.   Modern Mills and Machinery at  Denver, Idaho Springs, and Black Hawk.  ORE SOLO ON COMPETITIVE BIDS  Write for our reference book.   Address  STATE OKE SAMPLING CO.  | Gold Bullion Bought.   317       Denver, Colorado  sol.!: .i-M;i-.-.:tii|-I-_-!- of _iii.  Kendall Bund Mill,  B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Ilunliug M-icIiiiics,  Miirion Steam Sbovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and H���������i'bor Dredges,  King Ditching Mncliino,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etci.  ._!_!..r. k.������ i  Ueeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"  .CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  ii  --|-m:k._i_   iosmii.ies,   km.ix  r_.K__, ii.hi.i_i_ mak������:i:_!,  nnd MfiinifiietuieiF of  ^i I   ������ I A>M_<    . I   It ...MM | l  Si \t l\ii_]  i i.u  Mi iii c- Woik  Si rciiiliy.  au. .v.ntii ������:i.\it.iMi:i:it  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of En  uincers'and  Mill Supplies, I iping  i l'.d Fillii.|.s.   Biass 1't.t.dt.,  fctd in Eillii gs, Iu-,  IMin alts f< r Loih is ai ri  cu application.  II glliC  Mail  Oidcrs    Deceive  Attenlioii.  PlOIllIU  Tt-l<:iilion<;  WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  :tm.  I'.O. llra.wi i;.->  VAisrooirvBE, e. o.  All Agreements are taken subject to theupprovnl nf the Compauy at Vancouver, and nre contingent upou strikes, accidents  and other delays unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  tlbe  ���������    ��������� HENDERSON & KUNI-EL,  Comedians..  Iii "Said Paste."  (in-ill Cast, Gl-iind Ohoi-us oL! Pretty  iind Sli.-ipcly C-irls. Seats on sale at  Dr. Ai-thiii-'-i Drug Store.   -  Admission, $1.00 Reserved Seats, $1.50  im.ri_lioi_J Million  i Co., U.  Strs.   International and  Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time .Card in cfl'ect February 1st, 1897.   Daily  except Sunday.   Subject to change  ���������without notico.  Lv. Kaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points  5:30 a.m.  Lv.Nclson for Kaslo, Aihswoith, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points  4:40 p.m.  Closo connection at Fivo Milo Point ���������with all  passenger trains of the N. & F. S. U. 11.- to and  from Northport, liossland and Spokane.  Lv      ' fAr Nortliport 12:30 pin.**! Ar  Kaslo     -f   " Kossland     3:25 p in. j-     Kaslo  5:30am    V. " Spokane.     7:00 pin.;,' ��������� 8 p. m,  Lv Spokane 7:00 am  Ar at Kaslo 8 p m  Lv Kossland 10:30 a m  "      "  "        "  Lv Northport 1:27 p in  " "        "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage checked to all United States points.  "  GEO. ALEXANDER, Gen'l Mgr.  Kaslo, Jan. 30, 1897.   Head Ollico at ICaslo, B.C.  LIMITED   LIABILITY  %onbon Ibill  development anb  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay, British Columbia. =  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia  ;'   Act,   1890," and amending acts.  'Com-  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, ahd 200,000 will be available for working capital. _-,.'���������  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers,  Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A.  Whealer,  Barrister-at-law,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the office of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  MILK-COWS  FOR SALE  . Several tirst-class milk cows for sale. Very  gentle and just, calved, liaised in thc valley.  Prieos moderate.   Applvto  Wm. COUCH,  liOO Kootenay ltiver, B.C., Port Hill P.O.,Idaho.  Application For" Liquor License. ���������  TAKE NOTICE Unit T, W.'A. McLellan will  apply tothe Gold Commissioner of West  Kootenay, B. C. thirty days'nfter date for a  license lo sell liquor at relail.'on my promises  Lots 1 and 2, Bloclc B, town of Ainsworth, B.C.  '"���������      W. A. McLELLAN.  Dated  at-Ainsworth,  B. C , this 21st day of  April, 1S07.   ' (012)  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  NELSON, ICASLOT  SANDON  QtTAETZ   Q-R_E!-E_!___:.  Fresh and Salted Meats  kinds  of  <*W.  Wholesale  ������. aid Retail  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  day,  The Kaslo  March 15th.  Branch was opened on Mon-  Headquarters for  ELEOTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES       ' WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDUERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write \V. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  __^ .. ___,_, ^__sri_)_s.o_o__.__=_A.ci__j_ic_.r_i_csr-_E3 ; __. =_____.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  THE  SDHVEVOR'S.  CHAIN   MADE  THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  IT  It is I he Most Modern fn K<|ulpmi.iil.  It is llie Hcavie.l Kullcd Line.  It lias 11 Kock Ital last t_fl*-ll-i><J.  II trusses _V'o Sand ItcssrrlN.  It Is  lhe Only Line   .tunning   l.u.Mirlu.i.  4'liib  Itooni Cars.  It is Noted Tor (lie Courtesy of Its Employes.  It Is lhe Only Une S<tvIihj Mcnls on ||ie  11 la Carte  Flan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours duiiiip Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.-  For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. By., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., X. & F. S. By., or  C. V. IH.VO.V, ������e������crnl Agent.  Spokane, Wail).  r. I. MIIIT.VKV. ti. I������. A T. A.,  ftl SI. Vnnl. Slinn. .  Spokane Falls &  M  Purchase through  tickets and have your  bajfg.iyfc  clieckccl to your desti-  Northern Rfy.  Nelson & Fort  - nation without chanr  THE ONLY LINE.  Opoi-iiLiiig Toiu-isL   C-ii's to Toronto,  Arontrcal  anil  Boston wjUioul cluiiiKe.      Also   Through  .     . Tourist ('in., to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call  on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets irnd full particulars as to rates, time,  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  II. M. McGREGOl.. ���������       *  : -Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson.  etc., apply to nearest C. P. 11.  GEO. McL; BliOWN,        Q  - Dist. Pass. Astt. Vancouver  & Simpson  MEATS I     _MZ_E_J AT  A   BUTCHER   SHOP   has   been   opened   in   connection.  with the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FRESH  MEATS.  Groceries, Provisions, Hay and Grain  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  Fresh Goods    i09    Great Variety  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Rossland and  Spokane and Eossland-  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.20 p^m.  "    10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:25   "  "  ������7-30 a-in. SPOKANE   "    6.30 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Bouudary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.  _______ "���������*���������'  "  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West.  Leave ������.00a.m.  "     8.30 a. m.  ":   9.:������> a. m.  "      9.51 a, m.  " - 10.03 a. m.  "    10.18 a. in.  " 10.30 a. in.  10.39 a. m.  10.50 a, m.  Aro.  Daily Going East. .  Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.'  South Fork       "    - 3.15 p.m.  Sproule's "      2.152p.m.  Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  Bear Lake '   . .1.48 p.m  McGuigan       ' "      1.3 p.m  Bailey's "      1.21 p.m  Junction "     -1.12 p.m  Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and information   ppp)  at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING, R. AV. BRYAN,  261)   Traffic Manaj?er. Superintendent.  NELSON^LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  ioo p. C. INNES.

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