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The Miner Jul 3, 1897

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Array Whole Numbeu 358.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, JULY ,5,   1897.  Price Five Cents  SENTENCED TO HANG  JAMES   WOOD  18   FOUND   GUILTY  OP MURDER.  He  will Ik: ll.teeiileil at .Nelson Williin Hie.  Nexl sl.v Weeks.���������I'riMiner Exhibit*  A Slollil  liKlin'ei-eiK'C.  James Wood, charged with the.  murder of Samuel D. Woods on October 2. IS'JO, was placed on trial in the  eoiirtol'iissizelastAVedncsday morning,  ' Mi-. Justice "Walkem presiding. Deputy  Attorney-General Arthur G*. Smith  prosecuted the prisoner on behalf of  .Crown, assisted hy Mr. K. ���������'��������� Davies,  Q. V. ol* Vancouver. The accused was  ulily defended by Mr. A. M. Johnson,  of this city.  Those composing the jury in the case  were: W. M. Leach, Frederick, Swannell, David S. Ilavdie, James Allen,  Albert li. Shannon, "W- ���������'��������� H. Mc'  Kornnn, Christopher F. Allen, Thomas  W. Gray, William N. Ironside,. Frank  1-iuce. David K. Taylor, and Kenneth  Curtis.  William (Jluise. barkeeper at. the  Ti-eniont Hotel, was Lho first witness.  He tcsli lied Lhat the prisoner passed the  night- of October 1. 1S!>0, sitting by the  stove in Lho TromonI bar-room. Chase  saw liini again at nine o'clock the  next evening, about two hours before  the tragedy.  Tlie testimony of the next witness,  V. 1\ Harper, was substantially the  'same as Lhat of Chase.  William Heard, who worked for  Samuel D. Woods, the murdered man,  testified tliat- ho slept over the blacksmith shop, with the deceased. On  the night of October 2 lie was  awakened by loud talking in tho shop  below, und immediately afterward ho  -heard a shot. He- then opened tlio  window imd shouted [or help. As he did  so he saw'a man mu away toward the  court house, but could not describe him  as the'night wns v.ery diuk. Witness  then dressed himself aud descended to  the shop below, finding Woods groaning  upon the floor. Beard was with .Woods  almost constantly until he died.nud stat'ecT  ' Unit deceased was conscious until a few  hours befv.re his death, and had great  difficulty .in breathing.  Dr. David La' Ban. who attended  Woods from the time of the shooting till  ' the death, was next sworn as u witness.  The post mortem examination disclosed  the fact that the bull had entered the  body about two inches below the shoul-.  der, passed through the- thoracic cavity,  through the anex of the right lung,  finally lodging in the spiual column aud  protruding fiom the body from the fourth  dorsal vertebue. The doctor could ascribe death to no other cause than that of  -_theJ.ini let. ,_. . ._.__  Bused upou the establishment of  the  fact by Dr. La Buu that Woods at no  time dining his sufferings entertained  any hope of recovery, the dying declaration of the deceased was admitted by the  court niter a strenuous objection by  counsel for defence.'  The deposition of Lhe> deceased was  briefly to tho effect tliat on the night of  October 2, . 1S!)(5, he was awakened by hearing a man prowling inouud in  the shop below his bedroom. He descended to the shop nud found a niiiu on  the sidewalk. He spoke ti) him, and to,  gethcr they walked into tho shop. Just  at.the moment when Woods turned on  the light, the intruder quickly drew a revolver from his hip pocket and tired the  fatal shot. The deposition desciibes the  man as slim, sandy hair and mustaches,  light gray suit aud black felt hat. "  On. cross examination, Dr. La Bau  stated that ut different times during his  attendance; upon Woods, he administered,  hypoderinically and iu 'solulioii, in all  about three grains of morphine, ore one-  hundred and fiftieth of a grain of atropine and one-tenth of a grain of strychnine.     From this testimony, the defence  1 endeavored to established a doubt as lo  the cause of death, claiming that it might  have been possible  for the poisons, ad-  ' ministered to have caused death by cumulative absorption,especially as uo evidence  had beeu introduced by the autopsy that  the vital organs were healthy.  Mrs. Mary Mallette, proprietress of  IheKooteanyhotel was next produced  and.swore that on the night of October  2, she was on her way to a restaurant at  about 11:30 o'clock, wheu she heard.excited conversation, "duriug which, as the  light wns turned on, she saw a man.shoot  the blacksmith. She then ran away aud  spread the alarm.  -" Johu Nelson, bookeeper at Kooteuay  hotel, testified that he was standing iu  the side doorway of the bar room at 11:45  and saw a mau running rapidly in the di  rectiou of the Veruou street bridge. lie  heard no shot.  Alderman Alexander Dow saw the  prisoner walking down the Columbia &  Kootenay railway track toward Kobson  on thc day of the murder, nud when he  returned with the afternoon train reported the matter to Constable John  Miles.  John ^Milcs testilied to tie arrest of  James Woods at Robson. When  searched nt Kobson, the accused had  upon his person a 38-calibre Smith and  Wesson revolver, a rosewood billy nud  two razors. The revolver contained three,  loaded chambers.  Charles E. Tisdall, a gunsmith ot Vancouver, was next placed on the stand.  He testified that he made au examination  of the revolver takeu from tho prisoner,  and also of the bullet takeu from the  body of the deceased. He further testified  Unit the bullet had been fired from the  revolver takeu from Wood, tho accused.  Id substantiation of this he produced  bullet that he had tired from the same  revolver, and the brazures produced by  the rifling were exactly the same as those  ou the bullet Hint killed Samuel I).  Woods.  Tlie crown then attempted to introduce  evidence, by Oilicer Winearls, that the  prisoner had escaped from jail. This  testimony was excluded by the couit, ns  not pcrtinei.it to the case aud being no  evidence as to the innocence or guilt of the  accused. At this point the case was  closed for the crowu.  The only evidence introduced in  defence was that of Dr. Charles Arthur,  coroner of West Kootenay, who held the  inquest ou the body of the murdered  man. He testified that a wound iuithe  apex of the right lung would not  necessarily produce death. He stated  that if tho kidneys were diseased, the  morphine administered would be more  slowly excreted from the system aud  might possibly cause death; also that the  action of the morphine on the injured  lung might aid congestion aud hasten  death. On cross examination he stated  that it would be possible for a person to  live after receiving a wound such as  Woods received, but that it was uot at  all probable. Aside from this tbe defence  was merely a parrying with witnesses.  Thc evidence., was briefly but nbly  presented aud argued to the jury by Mr.  Johnson for- tlie defence and Mr. Huvis  for the crown, ho'li sides urging the jury  to give the prisoner the beuefitot* adoubt  if such existed in their minds.  The case was submitted to the jury by  -the court in a few terse and uumistakable  lemaikSjin which  the law -was plainly  given,   and    the    evidence   impartially  discussed.  At 4.20 ,the jury retired, returning a  verdict of guilty as fouud iu the indictment, at 4.30.  When the verdict was rtndered, aside  from"' becomiug a trifle pale and a  noticable swallowing in the throat, the  prisouer maintained the same stolid  indifference that has characterized him  from the time of his arrest. -.  After a few remarks upon the enormity  of the crime, the character of ��������� the  deceased, the age of the prisoner and the  reluctance men generally have to condemning -a-fellow-mau-to-an-uutimely  aud judicial death, Mr. Justice Walkem  piouounced the death sentence, aud  ordered that- the condemned man be  removed to New Westminster for safekeeping, to be brought back to NelsoD  within six weeks for execution at this  nlace. '.  The judge expressed the opinion that  from thc evidence adduced at thc trial,  that the minister ,of justice .would  certuiiily-Hf.irm the verdict of the jury.  AVood never took his counsel into his  "confidence. His only comment' as to the  sentence was: "They "didn't do a thing  to me, did thev?" -  '  KOOTENAY   RAILWAYS  CONSTRUCTION  .OF  THE   CROW'S  NEST PASS RAILWAY.  The Situation West or Hobson. -Tlie C.  W. Pysleiu in il y be Absorbed liy I he  <:. I*. k.  C. I>. IC. Ol.li-I.il..  A party of C. 1*. li. officials consisting  of William Whiye, manager of nil lines  west of '.Superior, L. A. Hamilton, land  commissioner: W. Cross, - mechanical  superintendent; J. Cauby, ,, consulting  engineer aod J. A. 51. Atkens, solicitor  at Winnipeg, .arrived in the city last  Tuesday' aud have since returned to  Wiunipeg accompanied by District  Freight Agent, F. W. Peters, the party  visited all the piincipal points of interest  iu Kooteuay.  .1 ������m ItreilKin;: Company.  The Harris Fraser River Gold Recovery  Compauy, limited, has been organized in  London,-England, to* acquire the rights  of a twenty year lease of Fraser river  valley laud, near Harrison, about 50 mile-is  from New Westminster' The capital  stock of the company is fixed at ������100,000  in ������2 shares. The work of development  is to be done principally by dredging. A  New Zealand minin;  Walker, will have  enterprise.  Contractor Welsh will commence grading the extension of the Columbia A-  Kootenny railway from its preseut eastern terminus, along the water front to  the eastern city limits, in a few days. He  is at present engaged at bringing in his  outfit from the Columbia & Western  t rack near Sullivan creek. "*  Work is also to commence on the  eastern end of the Nelson and Lethbiidge  railway. M. J. Haney, formerly of tbe  contracting firm of Ryan & Haney, will  have charge of the construction. The  surveys are completed and ties are cut  for the first 100 miles of the road. Leth-  bridge and Fort. McLeod will be the  bases of operations. Of the lfiO miles between Lethbridge and Crow's Nest. Pass,  100 miles will be built before next winter.  Work will be continued as much as  possible duriug the winter. It is estimated that the road will be ready for  operation inside of twenty months.  The failure of the Dominion Government to grant a charter aud subsidy for  the Penticton extension of the Columbia  & Western has placed Mr. llwnze aud  his associates iu au awkwaid position.  Their plans for railway extension are for  the time being completely upset. The  statement ot geuernl superintendent  Marpole of tlie C. 1'. $1, to" the effect  that his company has determined to have  direct railway.communication with Rossland has given rise to the rumor that  tbe Columbia & Western system will  shortly be absorbed by the C. 1\ li. If  a deal of this nature has.beeu mnd������, the  construction of a bridge nccross the  Columbia river at Robson and the widening of the narrow gunge line between  Trail nnd Rossland are the only improvements necessary for the C. P. li.'  to accomplish its purpose.  The tight for railway supremacy.in the  Boundary district would in this eVei!-  narrow down to the C. P. li. aud the  Corbin system.    ,i  PROMINENT  SMELTING  MEN.  Visit Kootenny iiml ..lay llullil  Ite.luclloii  Works In this IHstrlcf.  A distinguished parly of mining and  smelting men passed through Nelson  ou their wiiy to the Slocan. It was  composed of Simon Guggenheim, vice-  president and manager of the Philadelphia Smelting company; "William  G.' Guggenheim, manager of the Guggenheim smeller in Mexico; J. G.  Banberger, of Salt Lake, western  representative . of the ��������� Guggenheim  ������-__eltwsp_urd_Ott"-riAr_^tfs7"inresidcni;  and manager of the Silverton, Colorado, railway. The Guggenheim  brothers own smelters at Pueblo,  Colorado, with a total capacity of 1000  tons a day," and extensive refining  Avorks at Perth-Ainboy, New Jersey.  Tho party is making an examination  of the resources, of this district and  will visit every place of-"interest in  Kootenay before their departure. It  is not .improbable that these gentlemen will establish a'smeller in British  Columbia. They are greatly impressed  with what they have so far seen and  declare that an excellent field exists  lien; for smelters as soon a.s the problem of cheap fuel is solved.  O'Douuell, the British Columbia champions were making wonderful progiess but  wheu they had been working seven  miuutes, their drill stuck hard and fast  aud they were compelled to withdraw  fiom ihe contest. Wheu lheir hole was  measured it was fouud that they had  penetrated 22������ inches. The last team  to work was William Ross and C. W.  Smith of Rossland who are at present  engaged nt Quartz Creek. TLey were  the winners last year nnd succeeded iu  getting lirst mouey yesterday. All the  contestants agreed that thc rock operated  upon was a particularly hard one. Tlu-  score resulted as follows:  Wm. Ross and C. W. Smith of liossland 37 7-1G indies.���������First moue>.  J. li. Davis aud E. Stevenson of the  Le Roi mine at liossland 33 3-8 itches.���������  Second money.  Mason and Peterson . of the Whitewater miue, 27 7-3 inches.  Burns and O'Donuellof liossland 22 1-8  inches iu seven minutes.  Thos. Jewell nnd Thos Piiak, Nelsou  22 1-16 inches.  J. Pearson and Harry Duun Silver  King miue, 21 3-8 inches.  A   SUCCESSPUL  CELEBRATION.  AN ENORMOUS PLANT.  THE WORKS OF THE WEST KOOTENAY P. & L- CO.  Will  Mioitly he  Prepared to Supply SO.-  O0O-IIurse l>ower Irom Their Elei-.lrlenl  riant nl Ml������lille Fulls.  Many    Thousand    I'eoitlc    ICiijoyeil    llie  Events of Thursday ami Friday.  Notwithstanding the inclement  weather with which the first of July  was ushered in, Dominion Day in Nelson was a. grand success. "With a few  exceptions the program as arranged  was carried out. The city, was filled  with strangers, to whom every courtesy was extended, and their enjoyment  of Lhe various sports seemed lobe complete. ' The first order of thc day, the  grand parade, was omitted on account  of thc rain, but by eleven o'clock the  weather permitted the carrying out of  Lhe program. At six p.m. u drenching  rain fell; but Friday dawned bright  and clear, and the various events took  placo without further interruption;  One occasion i'or regret was that the  fireworks display on the mountain opposite the city could not be seen well  on Thursday night on account of the  rain. ���������  ���������  THE   HORSE   RACES.  *;o������Ml  Sport  Was-lliellesuU in Spite of n  Heavy Track.  The horse racing oh Thursday was  gooj in the face of the fact that thetrnck  was ve\-y heavy. Pour heats were run  and the winner was Buck owned by R.  Hammond of Sandon. The horse ia an  importation from Calgary, and although  light in weight, is very well. built. The  other 'entries were Weasel and Pedro,  the latter horse winning the first heat.  The course was one quarter of a mile on  Baker street. Considerable money  charged hands ou the result and pools  sold about even.  On Friday the free for all race was won  by a grey owned by Blake Wilson, Bar-  nev. owned by G. Neelands. was second  and Sorrel, owned by R. Perdue, was  third. The mile race was won by a horse  owned by Jack Larkin.  THE CITY COUNCIL.  The West Kootenay Power nnd Light  company, which received a charter from  the legislative assembly at the last session to supply power, light and heat by  compressed air and electricity to the  towns, mines, smelters, railways aud  tramways in West Koolenay, within n  radius of fifty miles Horn the city ot  Rossland, has started operations ou  a gigantic scale. As a commencement,  8 con ti act has been let for the excavation of 20,000 cubic yards of rock at  Middle Falls, on the Kooteuay river,  eighteen milej from liob_on. wbeie the  company will build an electric plant tbat  will have a capacity of 10,000-horse  power. Another contract has beeu let to  Lhe Canada Electric company for machinery capable of producing 3,000-horse  power, aud arrangement will be made today for the purchase of the power wheels  by which the plaut will be operated.  Tbe promoter nud principal shareholder iu the company is Sir Charles  Ross. He arrived iu Nelson yesteidny  and will lemain here until all preliminary arrangements for tbe establishment  of the plant are completed. While the  buildings nre being constructed aud the  machinery is being placed iu position, a  large foice of meu will be employed  stringing wires from Middle Falls to  Liossland.  At present the main reason for building Ihis line is io economically supply  the Centre Star miue, iu which Sir  Charles Ross is heavily interested, with  power and.light. But as soou as the line  is ready for use it is the intention of the  company to make contracts to supply  power and light to other mining companies in the Trail Creek district. . As  the mining and industrial industries of  Kootenay develop, the West kootenay  Power and Light company will increase  their plaut. Sir Charles Ross maintains  that his company will reduce the cost of  mining in southern Kootenay 50 per  cent., and he believes that only a com-  pantively short time will elapse before  the company will be called upon to supply 20,000-horse power. The company  will be prepared to do business in Nelson  and Slocan distiicts as.well as in the  vicinity of Rosslaud.  ated from the porphyry by about an  inch of gangue matter. To the north  is a slate dyke on edge for a distance  of about sixty feet, this being traversed by hundreds of stringers of quartz.  Then comes solid granite. The lead  widens as it goes down.  The rock i.s very heavily charged  with pyrites of iron and is exceedingly  hard. Tliere is a thin iron capping.  The rock appears to be unique in general character, and every experienced  mining man who has examined it says  that the rock, together with the formation, indicates a very rich discovery.  A BOLD BURGLABY.  F. Irvine  A  Co.'s  Store   Kobhcil  or Over  *_->o������.'ortli or Valuable*.  The dry goods store of F. Irvine &  Co. was burglarized last night and, as  a result, between $500 and $000 worth  of goods are missing. The thieves are  evidently familiar .with the values of  dry goods and wearing, apparel, us  they only took the highest priced articles in the store. The stolen goods include silks, velvets, gloves and ladies'  underwear. An entrance was effected  by forcing the back door of the store,  which opens into the alley lielween  Baker and Victoria streets.  On opening the store for business  this morning, the proprietors found  very little disorder, and it is supposed  that the burglars had an intimate  knowledge of the different places  where the most valuable articles were  kept. The police are working on tlie  case, but at this writing no arrests  have been made..  llie Lacrosse Match.  The lacrosse match between Nelson  and Kaslo was a walk-over for thc  home team. The visitors were outplayed nt ul! points. Tlie score was 8  to nothing in favor ofNelson.andas the  whistle sounded at the teriiiinatioir of  the match another game was scored by  Smith, but was not counted. The  passing done by the home team wiis  excellent. Tlie star plays were made by  Jeffs, Smith and Ttirnbull.  engineer,  nameu  charge    of    the  . L        The Slocan Hallway.  McYiegh k Por. pore, who have the  contr.-.ct for the construction of the Slocau Valley railway, nave established a  small town at Sl'ican Crossing by the  construction of their camp there. Work  has commenced on this end of the line.  McLean Bros, are working a* large  force of men at the Slocan City end of  the line and have already- slashed the  right-of-way for a considerable distance.  A Hailway Ill-pule.  Manager Whyte of the C. P. R. and  President Mnun of the Kaslo & Slocnn  railway hnd a lengthy consultation at  Snndon last Wednesday cotceriiing the  differences that'exist betweeu the two  roads over their "respective terminal  facilities at Sandon. The situation is a  very, complicated one. The disputed  rights have been taken before the highest  tribuuai- in Canada and the two companies have been advised to settle'their  difficulties out of Court. Failing.to do  so the privy" council will render a decision.  The Sandon conference was productive  of little good, aud there, is little prospect of a settlement out of court. It is  said that the C. P. Ii. is anxious to see  some arrangements made with" as little  delay as possible in order to commeuce  the erection of adequate depot-buildings.  ITHE ROCK DRILLING CONTEST. '  The  lloiiiii  ol  the  Mayor anil   Hoard of  . Alilerniiiii.  n At the meeting of the city council lasl  Monday night all members were present  except Alderman Fletcher.  Plans and specifications for the "proposed waterworks and sewerage systems  were submitted by Messrs. Coyle, Cummings ond "McCulloch. .It was decided  to consider them in committee of the  whole on Tuesday afternoon.  Firo limits by-law No. J1 was passed  iu ils third and final rending.  A communication from Messrs. Adams  and Banning complaining of a drain  flooding their premises was read. The  owner  agreed to abate.the nuisance.  A communication from the Gultn  Percha &=���������>Rubber Manufacturing Company of. Toronto iu regard to hose and  hose reels was rend nnd filled.       =��������� -  THE AQUATIC PROGRAM.  It   I'l-ovi-il   oue  or  Ihe  Most   InteresliiiB  Features or thc Celebration.  The aquatic program of last Thursday and Friday was a good one. Three  heats were rowed in the. four-oared  race.���������~The~foiir~crews���������were���������stroked-  respcctively by Messrs. Senkler, Donogli, Perks and Day. Day and Senkler each won a heat. The winning  craws raced yesterday morning, and  the. result was a dead heat. Tn the  afternoon they went over the course  again and, after ainosL exciting race,  Day's crew woii by a length.  .The single : canoe, race1 between  Blooiutield and Macltue was won l^y  the former.  In the single scull race Chambers  wrested the championship from Donogli and in the second . heat Klliotl  bested Joy. The final heat will probably take place today or tomorrow.  The double scull race waswon by  Klliotl null Hall, and tlie single by  George I lodge.  The canoe races were exciting. The  double was won by . Walby and Bur-  ritt.. The four-paddle canoe ruci. was  won by Walby, Biu-rift, ilodgu  and Macllai".  Los Chopping Contest.  There were three entries in the log  chopping contest, but one, contestant  did not finish, as he ruined two axes  before he got half way through. D.  OTiourk took first money in ten minutes and eleven seconds, and Willinni  McCarthy came in second in ten min-.  utes and nineteen seconds. The log  operated upon was about thirty inches  in diameter.  LOCAL   NEWS.  Tlie  Happenings  of tlie   Week,  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  nt  Lust antl luilllll.  everyone   iu   toNyu  Two   ISossl.uu!    Teams   Carry    Aiiay   (lie  Honors  nml  Moni-y.  ' The rock drilling contest took place on  the Lacrosse grounds at 3:30 p. ra. Friday. Six teams were entered. The  grounds were crowded- and the contest-  Nearly everyone iu town "yesterday  afternoon aud evening searched the hillside between the business district and  the Nelson & " Fort Sheppard railway  track to find Darrell McPhee, the 2-year  old son of Jamea McPhee, who resides  near the reservoir. Yesterday morning  the little fellow strayed away from home.  As soon as he was missed a search was  in3'ituted. The child was not found until early this morning when he was discovered near the water tank at the railway track. Aside from a few scratches  he is none the worse fr-r the aventure.  The city council offered $100 for the finding of the boy.  I. IV O. T. ICaiKiucl.  . The Independent Orderof Odd Fellows  will hold an installation and banquet at  the Siiver Kintf Hotel next Monday eveu-  .���������'arli.-iiiifiil   rroruxuetl.  Oue*of the most interesting parliamentary session iu the history of the Dom-  inionrcame to a sudden close last Tuesday.  Mr. Hewitt Bostcck, member fort this  district left Ottawa forborne last Thursday. The supply bills and the Crow's  Nest Pass railway subsidy passed on the  last day. A number of members of  parliamentt will 'shortly pay a visit to  Kooteuay.  A WILSON CREEK STRIKE.  the  A Valuable flepo������il - llisrovereil - in  Coutael nr Ilu- t'umilry Itock.  ���������V. R. .'ee, of Hossland. and S. R.  Frazier, of Slocan (.'ity, last week  made a very promising strike on Wilson creek, about ten miles from Hose-  berry, and immediately alongside the  big falls on the main east branch. The  lead, which is fully three feet wide, so  far as it  has been exposed, h:is every  ants were heartily cheered  for all line j ing.   The   oflicers   to   be   installed   are  work that was doue.     The changing of ! Noble   G;and,   II. E. Lott; Vice Noble j appearance of being a true fissure vein:  drills and positions by J.'R. Davis and E.! Grand, O. M. Rose-ndale; permaneat sec- j It  cuts  the formation  squarely, jmii-  Stevenson   was   especially  They won second   money.  well    done, j retary Hodson and recording secretary-  Burns and   C. lilcGraw.  phyry forming the  slate the foot wall.  hanging wall, and  Tlie lead is separ-  Mr. G. O. Buchanan, of Knslo, is iu the  city for a few days.    .  --J.-M.-McP-hce,-charged-with-forgery;���������  is out on bail.   Ilis trial  is postponed,  until October.  With (he exception of half a dozen  enses of drunkenness, there wns no disorder on the streets during tho celebration.  John Lynch aud Johu Waters were ar-,-r  rested today on the chnrge of stealing a  mackintosh.   Their  case will be heard  this afternoon.  It is rumored "that J.   Fred   Hume, ,  M. P. P., has gone to Vancouver on a  mission connected with the politics of  the Opposition.  George A. Bigelo>v has returned to  Nelsou nfter an absence of several weeks.  He has been in the mining district of tlio  Colville Iudidti reservation.  A grand Fourth of.I uly   hall   will   be\  given at the Fire   Hull   by   the   Nelson  Oicliestra ou Monday evening, July 0th,  to whicli all are cordially invited.  Mayor Scott of Rosslaud has issued n  permit to resident citizens of the.United  States in.order that tho may publicly  celebrate the Fourth of July.-  The Trail smelter is now receiving 00  tous of coke daily  from the Dunsmuir  coke ovens on   Vancouver Island.   The '  shipments are being made via theC. P. R.  Mr. I>. McDonald, of Winnipeg, inspector of agencies of the Confiederation  Life Assurance compauy, was in Nelson  during the week." He is much impressed  with the growth ot the city siuce his last  visit here four years ago.  The monthly meeting of the Ladies,  Hospital Aid will be held on Monday  afternoon, July 5, at 3 p.m., iu the church  ot England. It is urgently requested"  that all members will cttend as business  of importance is to be transacted.  Last Monday morning, a valuable team  of horses belonging to West <t Emerson  were drowned near the government  wharf. One .of the horses' feet broke  through a rotten plank and caused the  animal to plunge until it fell off the  wharf into the water. The loss is estimated at abaut 8300. THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1897.  ^hc ittincr  &  TIIE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  ���������will be mailed (0 .my address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRA CI ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate olSjfer column inch, per  month.  IRANSIENT ADVERl ISEMEN'IS inserted at the rale 0/ 13 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and JO cents per line for  each ubstquent insertion. Advertisements  running /or shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address ef the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  o  PRINTING turned out in firs, -rate style at  the shortest notice  addriss  TH_!MlNBHPRINTIN____HUBLI8HINQCO  NELSON.    B.C.  #  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  %       "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  418)   All of which are Virst Class Foot Wear.  A  LODGE MEETIIN'GS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brcthern invited.  W. B. Shaw, Secretary.  nxfvi:^     I,  0.  0.  F.     Koolenay Lodge,  jjg No. Hi, meets every Monday night,  '���������ytKtsi^T  at  their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  AVM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, JULY   3,   1897.  THE GRAND JURY.  After all, the grand jury considered  it advisable,beforedisbanding, to make  four distinct complaints against the  neglect and incompetency of the Provincial government. The disgraceful  condition of the Nelson jail, tho escape  of a prisoner against whom 11 true bill  . for murder had been found, the failure  to provide accommodation for the law  library and tho dangerous condition of  the city'wharf are the grievances enumerated,, Tlie tone and language of  the presentment are unmistakable. It  is an unequivocal and emphatic condemnation of nearly every department  of the government. The unprejudiced  gentlemen responsible for the document areespecially severe in their remarks which bear upon the administration of the attorney-general's  branch'pf.the public', serviee. Thc "disgraceful condition" ..of the jail, the  "disgrace" attached to the escape of a  desperate criminal in broad daylight,  the "neglect"' to provide accommodation for thc law library, the luck of  proper facilities for.jurors at the court  house are points that could never have  heen niade had the chief of lhat department devoted even ordinary atten-  Tiori to his duties. If the government  had heeded thc oft-repeated warning  of the Minki. as regards appropriations for roads, trails, wharves and  bridges there would have been no need  for the grand jury tb refer to the extremely dangerous condition of the  wharf at the foot of Hall street.  it is, Nelson business men have  live valuable horses.  " ('ensured and condemned hy  public press, by grand juries from  the public platform and distrusted by  the electors, the existing 'Provincial  administration occupies a position 1111-  parallod in the history of the-British  Empire. [f the Turner Cabinet retained one spark of self-respect, each  member would resign from  oflice im-  ' mediately.  As  lost  the  will in any way influence the policy of  Mr. Fielding, the Dominion minister  of finance. And it should know that  such remarks arc more calculated to  irritate than otherwise.. The Lo Roi  Mining company is at liberty to shut  down their mine, hut in so doing will  be the chief sufferers.  Aliens have beon very liberally  treated in Kootenay, and al the present time are receiving every 0011-  sidei-ilion consistent with the good  government of Canada. Tho people  of this country have arrived al the  conclusion that Koolenay ores shall  be handled as much as possible by  Kootenay '.inciters. Should the Le Roi  company build a siiielter at Northport  instead of on this side of the international boundary lhey will have only  themselves to blame if they run foul  of thc Federal government's wise intention to foster Canadian smelters.  SPEAKER HIGGINS.  The Minsk's statement that Hon.  David AV. Higgins had retired from  the ranks of the party dominated by  Messrs. Turner, Rithet and Dunsmuir,  to inlist under the banner of the  Reform Party of British Colunibia,has  created great excitement and has been  commented upon by every newspaper  published in the Province. Several  publications have called for Mr. Higgins resignation of tlie Speakership,  while others have gone so far as to  insist that he should also resign his  seat in the legislative assembly. Hut  in spite of the criticisms, the news was  well received and there is general rejoicing over the government's loss of  an influential supporter.  AVe know of no valid reason why  Mr. Higgins should resign either his  official position or his seat in the  house. His change of political faith  in no way warrants the assumption  that his decisions in future will be less  impartial than in the past. That he  has been an impartial and generally  excellent presiding officer there can  be no denying. In saying this much,  the Miner is convinced that it is advocating what is best in the interests  of the public. Mr. Higgins' resignation of the speakership would give  Messrs. Rithet and Dunsmuir the  opportunity of placing a pliant tool  in his place. Such a condition is far  from desireable. The next session of the  legislature will be tho last opportunity  foi- the party now in power to carry  on their maladministration, and the  Victoria ringsters will undoubted! y  make hay while the. sun shines. Uy  all means lessen as much as possible  their chances of fattening on the Province.  The Prince Edward Island legislature has been dissolved and nominations have been set for July 11, with  the clections'on July 21. Polling takes  place on the day previous to tbat fixed  for voting on' the Scott act in Char-  lottctown, and the temperance people  do not like the arrangement. The  last general election was hold on December 13, 1893, when the liberals were  returned by a" handsome majority,  house standing 23 liberals and seveu  conservatives. , *3  THE LE ROI SMELTER.  II is said that President Turner of  the Im Roi Mining Company recently  went to Ottawa to protest against the  legislation by the - Dominion government that would prevent his company  building a, smelter to Northport. He  probably realizes by this time that the  journey was productive of no good and  that the Laurier administration has a  well-defined idea of what is best for  Canada.  The Spokesman-Review in an article  referring to Mr. Turner's visit, publishes the. remarks of a "prominent  mining liilin'* which are in substance  as follows:  "This l_o7ioi incident is one of those  things that is likely to become national in its importance before it is ended.  It would riot surprise me in the least  to see the Le Roi smelter built at  Northport, and - then if this attempt is  made to coerce thein'by placing a duty  on the exports from the Province, to  see the Le Roi mine closed down until  the matter is settled. In such a case  Rossland and that entire camp would  be the sufferers, for the Le Roi can  better afford to hold their property in  statu quo than can Rossland afford to  lose the Le Roi payroll.".  I'.'l The Spokesman-Review is very silly  if it supposes that the publication of  the   above  slightly disguised   threat  STUDIED NEGLECT.  Electors of " Kootenay frequently  express wonderment at the failure of  Provincial-cabinet-ministers--to -visit:  Kootenay and thus become familiar  with the important needs of the  district. Hon. G. B. Martin, chief  commissioner of lands and works, is  as unknown here as Adam's off" ox.  Since accepting his official portfolio  he has completely ignored Kootenay.  Hon. C. E. Pooley, president of the  council, has never - manifested  sufficient interest iir this portion of  lAia - Province to even pay us av brief  visit. Attorney-General Eberts saves  himself no little labor by deputing his  i-ssistaiil to attend the sittings of the  courts of assize at Nelson. Premier  Turner's visits are very few and far  between. Probably Col. linker, the  minister of mines and education, is so  occupied committing "to memory his  laboriously written speeches on bimetallism, and in preparing memorials  on the same subject to the Imperial  house of commons, after the fashion  of the celebrated Mr. Dick in David  Copperfield,- that he lias forgotten  lhat'sitch a district as West Kootenay  exisls. -  Evening Record iu this instance and  its position in the journalistic world  would not be inappropriate.  The total absence of every essential  that goes to make a respectable and  readable newspaper has prevented this  plague-spot on the prosperity of liossland from exercising the baneful influence whicli its malefic and putrescent nature would otherwise effect.  Its envenomed attacks on the private  characters of respectable people and  its disgusting abuse of those who have  sufficient self-respect to ignore the existence of 'the publisher are about the  only features of each issue.  Tho Record probably does not know  thai such conduct as il displays is not  tolerated in Canada. The press of this  country enjoys grout liberty, bub there  is ;i limit to it. The Record's prostitution of Canadian journalism, if persisted in, will warrant the interference  of the law.  -���������KOFESSION.IX  CAItltS.  As Nicholas Flood Davin is to the  Dominion parliament so is P. A.  O'Farrell to thc newspapers nnd mining districts of British Columbia.  Sneaker Higgins' retirement from  the ranks of the Turner-Rithct-Duns-  muir party may be said to be the first  gun of the campaign of 1S9S.  Tlie Golden Era has been eularged  and generally improved. It is now a  very creditable newspaper.  HE IS WITH US.  JO URNALISAI PROSTITUTED.  The Evening Record, an alleged  newspaper published in Rossland, referring to Nelson's invitation lo the  Rossland fire department to participate in the celebration of Dominion  Dav in-'this city, says:  . "Should they (the members of the  Rossland fire department) go, they  will.no doubt.be highly entertained  with abuse of Rossland whicli is usual  for Nelson. The only way to get  along with some people is to treat  them as they treat you. It is little  better than casting pearls before  swine for Rossland to be nice to Nelson."  The manner in which Nelson entertains invited guests on occasions of  public festivities requires no defense |  in these columns. Those who have '  enjoyed the "^hospitalities of this city  may safely be relied on to say all 1 hat  is necessary in lhat respect. But a  few remarks anent the attitude of the  J.   II.  ..le.lrlluir  rroiuisex  to Help Fight  the IJovernieiit l*nrly.  Mr. J. B. McArthur, of liossland, was  in the city during tbe week attending to  legal busiuess in the nisi prius court.  Known as ouo of the ablest lawyers in  the Domiuion, and as one of the shrewdest nnd most successful mine operators  in Kootenny, Mr. McArthur occupies au  enviable position in the foremost ranks  of the men who have helped to make  this district famous. Although a strauger  to public life and innocent of political  machinations, he has, without the slightest eilbrt ou his part, become one of a  coterie which tho friends of good government iu Kooteuay consider is the nucleus  from which a great political party will  grow to become the ruling power of  British Columbia, aud so free the Province from the present truely awful condition it has been brought to by the maladministration of the Victoria ringsters.  He breaths the spirit of the AVest, recognizes the great and glorious possibilities  of British Colnmbia and, by experience,  understands what are the real public  needs of the country.  In conversation with a representative  of the Miner, Mr. McArthur, iu reply to  a question, said:  "There can be no question as to the'  advisability of a change of government.  The policy of the existing administration  is certainly agaiust the b^st interests of  the Province, Instead of fostering the  the mining industry, no opportunity has  been lost to over-burden -it with a most  injudicious system of tiixatiou. This in  itself would uot be so bad if a reasonable  portion of the sum thus paid iuto the  public treasury was returned in expenditures on the mauy important needs from  which Kootenay and other mining districts suffer. The preseut condition is  not merely a matter of todry or yestei-  day but has its origin in a policy of ilis-  -crimina!e-taxatiou^aod-an-un\vise-fiuan-  cial policy. AVe need energetic and enp-  able business men in touch with the new'  order, of .things in order to advance the  prosperity of the people.  "Do I favor the organization of a paity  with these principals us its chief doctrine?  Most assuredly I do. -It .can be'done  very easily>.by the simple co-operation  of the friends of good government, aud  the result of the next elections would, I  feel confident, place that party in control of the legislative assembly."  Iu giving his views as to the course to  be pursued, Mr McArthur declared that  a call should be issued for- a convention  iu which every district of' the Province  should be represented. " He thiuks that  the call should bo issued by the -leaders  of thc movement, who, iu a preliminary  meeting, could arrange the timo aud  meeting place. He believes that delay  would be dangerous, and that those opposed to the present government are  liable to defeat their own ends if they  wait uutil after the next session of the  legislature. Should the government  resigu oilice immediately' after prorogation and appeal to the country, they  must be' met by a thoroughly organized  and effective-parly ready to give them  battle. -  - Further than to promise that he would  lend his hearty support to the Reform  Paityof British Columbia, Mr. McArthur would say nothing. Ilis business  interests have assumed such' proportions  that he can ill afford at present to attend  to public duties. -  <'li:ui;;e or Hates.  As a result- of the protests-of ,the  lawyers of Xelson," the courts of assizes,  nisi prius, oyer and terminer,and general  jail delivery for each year will beheld,  probably, at Nelson dining the winter  months instead of in the months of June  and July. The reason for this is the  great difficulty experienced in getting  witnesses to attend court durirg the  open season. This change of the date  i will be a great convenience.  II.   HAHRISOX,   BAI-IUSTER,   Notary Public, Slocan Cily. io*  ���������\iT li. Gl-tJDIKTT, LL. H., BAI-RISTEK,  .irj _ .Solicitor, Notary Public-, Ktc., Sandon  U. (J. (KM)  ("I EO.A.I-. HALL, PHYSICIAN AN11SUR-  X nre 'ii.   Ollice,  H.'ikur sued, :i doors wi-Ht  ol' po-iulllcc. up flairs. (571)  ASSAYING.       liOHIUNS &   LANG.     A3-  siiyurh   to   War I'/itfle   and   Apsoeialcd  Compiinies, Russia nil (Ml)  SNOItMAN & CO., MINING AM) STOCK  . Ilrokers. Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  'I eli'phor.e __7. ,. [10,.]  AIION, -.Icr'ARLANI) & MAHON, LTD..  >.������.������. Mining and Share lirokors, Vancouver,  11. C.   Members Slock KxcIiiiiiko. 3.10  IJ-.   M. SAN 111 LAN 1>S, CiKNI.I.AL AGIO.NT  .J.    Kire _ liisuraiiuu   and   Mining   Ui-oker,  Sainton, H. (.'.  CM)  IT". I J.TO.: 111. It S. ANIllU-WS, J-AI.IMSTI-lt.  ' Solicitor, ele. Sole Agent I'or the C'aiia  cliit.11 Kiro Insurance Co. Itenl Ksliilc and  Mining properties I'or sale.   Slocan City, JI.C.  (Ml)  Cl 01$]"**. HURNI-T & CO., PROVINCIAL  I and Dominion Land Surveyors nml Civil  Engineers. Nulson. II. C. Itoon'i No. 1, over  Thomson & Co.'s Hook Store. till  WANTED.  PAUTNI-R with ������2.00. Can double his  money every 8 months. Safe reliable business.  Several good Agencies.   Apply.  \V. T. STEWARD,  (.(JO) P.O. Uox 2!. City.  A GOOD CLAIM TO I.UY. bond or stock.  Send full particulars and lowest prices to  CHAS. WILLIAMS,  Manager Pacilic Trailing and Mnii'f'gCo.  105-107 S. Monroe Street,  078 Spokane, "Wash  FOR SALE.  At a sncrillcc a new ten-stamp gold mill, with  stenin power, manufactured by the Kdward P.  A His company, of Milwaukee: iu use one  week; must bo sold before August 1st. l''or  particulars, address,  DOUGLAS A.  KISICK.  Attorney, New York Life Bldg., Minneapolis,  Minn. (OJS)  HOTEL" WANI.TA-.V.uiela, U.C with  immediate possession, owner disposing on  account of ill hoa'lli.        Apply  (UKI) XV. K. RROWNK,  -Viineta, U.C.  H1MM'. AGENTS.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  "N*ELSO_ST, "B. C      [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IKSI'KAXce anil ��������� ��������� ���������  COMHISSIO!- At. .-NT-  VICTORIA ST..  an  NELSON, B. O.  W. P.SLOAN,  Xi_cinsri3sro-   _____<3-_e:n*t  Goat River, Duck Creek. Sutter District and  Summit Creek properties a specialty. Property on line of Crow's Nest Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  Currvs|������i>iiilcnee SolU.Hcil.  KOOTENAY.   RIVER.  B. C. "  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL, IDAHO.  173-5-12-0  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  411 Year* Experience In Mlninic, Ex per-  iencril I'roHpei-lors Furnished un Slioia  Xolleer^ ..lines Exi������erletl nnirKepurteirou,  linker Street, Opp. V. A K. LiiimI Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-6  Joseph A* SaiJWard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All   kinds   of  Rough   and   Dressed   Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ,     ^-^PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  ��������� PILOT BAY, B. C.  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of    (11)AQ y  f,        flncjlJ  Spring Goods just received VllbdJJ    J.U1     IjdMl.  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On liand  at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (58_) NELSON, 13. O.  ���������       ���������       ���������  Lawrence  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  ib: _^___ _R ID "W ._������__ IB IE  A Full Stock of Qraniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. (102)  GIVE US. A CALL,   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  tel. ai.        _b._a.:k:.e_:r stbeet.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in .Staple and  Fancy Goods.  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  -BROKER.-*  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO, B. C.  C550)  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine, Incorporators and Brokers  Will inircliiiMi or furnish money to develop  p;no<l propurllcs. First, ulass toniioutions in  Kiis.orn citios und London. -Writo us before  placing your property.  315 & 316  ROOKERY  '-���������   ._ 525  SPOKANE,  MINERS and  PROSPECTORS  Going to Goat 18iver or AVhile Grouse Jlountain mines will lind 'it to their interest to get  tlieir supplies at the Pioneer Store at tjanea.-.'  A complete assortment of Groceries and  Miners' Supplies always on hand at reasonable  prices.   Satisfaction Guaranteed. (027)  G. D. CURTIS  -^=JAROHITECTgs|&  025     OVEK THOMSONS' ICOOK STOKK.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. ,82  0  READ     MARK     LEARN  ANDjmgJIGEST.*  HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NOVELTIES IN  OPALSrDIAMONDS "and   PEARL  JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS.  They have been  well selected and can be sold as. low as in any  other    City   and  you    save   thc  entire duty by   buying   from  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson,B.C.^  ALTERATIONS.  ALTERATIONS  The Extensive Additions to our Premises are now complete  and every Department is overflowing with Bright, New Goods.  Anything and everything that a man might wear. Prices Right  at   the  .IP. O. STORE.  cr. ^_\���������  rn.  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,        (2)        NELSON, B.C.  USTCOSPOEATED   1670.  THE  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   KOSSLAND, B. 0.  110  FOR SALE,  Hall Miues shares nre. now quoted ;it  S7.50. This J3 a rise of ������2.25 in the last  two months.  baker trr-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. ti. Dicluon. linker St.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do .not make claims, "but only ask  tlie favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE* HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  1 BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C  505 THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 3   i$97  WOOD   CAPTUKED.  Tin; 8iisito<:lcd Mimlcrc-- TsiSuwi Ky Spccliil  .-.instill)!!. .ll<:!_.i.iin>i_.  The capture of Wood .nnd McDonald,  tbo eso.-iped in-isoiieip, wns cleverly  rfl'ectt-d by Special Cotistnblc A. F. Mc-  Kiuuou lust Siindiiy nfleriioou. The two  men were brought, to Nelson on Monday  afternoon nnd safely lodged in jail.  McKiiHioi'V^ccinn par it'll by two Jiuta,wiiA  patrollinj.' tho truck ofthe Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway on a hand or about  two miles south of Yinir when the runaways weie first, sighted. McKinnon  recognized I hem at once, but they immediately jumped into the bush. The cur  slowly passed the point whero the men  hud disappeared but shortly nf'lei-wiinls  returned soulhwuid. J.n thu meantime  "Wood and McDonald returned to the  track, but once more took to thc bush ns  the car approached. McKinnon slopped  the cur opposite the placo whore the men  were concealed. Wood then appeared  and tho constable folt ceituiu ho faced  the escaped prisoner. McICiuuouoffered  Wood 11 ride, tho suspected murderer  slowly approached and, with JMcDutnilil,  got on lo the car. Al. thc lime Wood had  a title and revolver. The parly proceeded  towards Waneta at a lively pace until  they met constables about seven miles  north of that place. As soon as Wood  saw the oflicers he ���������ordered McKinnon to  stop the car and immediately made n  break for the timber. MoKiunon grabbed  him by the arm, aud in the lough and  tumble'fitflit that followed. Wood mado  desperate ill'orfs lo escape. While Wood  was struggling he drew his revolver,  placed it, to MeKiimon's stomach and re-  poiiledly pressed lhe trigger. As the  otlier officers arrived McKinnon succeeded iu wresfing the weapon from  Wood's grasp aud lniud-eufTcd him. In  lhe meantime the two boys secured McDonald.  'llie' capltired men were brought lo  Nelson by train on Monday afternoon.  A PRESENTMENT.  FIVE   TEAKS.  Mr, .lustirc. IVtiikviu Severely Ttiiiislit's Hit:  ci;iilcr Aeliir in (lie Vinir Sliocilin;; l.tsV.  V   Malcolm McDonald, the man who took  :ii shot at R.; A Ghishohn at-Quartz Creek*  1 eceiit.ly, vns" .senteueed -by : Mr.. .Justice  Walkem last Monday; to five years at luird  )abni'?.in;., llie . penitentiary.yy: When I bo  prisoner,,was arraigned for,sentence, his  coniis(e.l -piesenled_ ri  long petiiion;'froni  .'. resicl-iiiits of 'Yin it, ask iug that executive  clemency be extended. ...After. glaHt.'iijg  at it, Judge".WiiIkem said that he did uot'  think that such a thing should have; any  infliioiice with the court. There was not  a siugle individual who,; would have  signed it had he beeu the. person shot at.  If they, had been shot at they might havo  signed a petitioii to:hapg tlie.man. Tiie  court had rniule,ii-quiries and had Ctinntl  llie -towu 'to be.; of lira ;h room, growth  where tlie0 lives of. people vweie 'hardly  safe.7 -He said be would not be lit. for his  ="I)osi'ion   if influenced  by  the   petition.  '-- He?-bough t;l he prisoner hndbeeh guilly  "of, the mosit fhi t-fqoied p.erjury he; had  ever heai'il. u_Ilis lordshipjjhai-acterizeil  iMcDiinald's story? as  a  tissue  of  ful.e-  -hoods and _c)uclnded*'by sentencing hini  t Oj five year's i tab prisonment. .-"-  NO I-IOOUESE.  Tlie   I'l-ovliieiiil   Government   Ian mil   hv.  .'iii!i|i:_lte<l lo <Io ils lluly.  The deliberate neglect of the I'rovincial government to fill two vacancies ou  the board of licensing commissioners and  to appoint-a police magistrate for this  ciiy has caused several of Nelson's aldei-  men to endeavor to disc iver a method of  procedure by which the authorities at  Victoria  cau be compelled  to do their  ��������� duty without further delay. The first  suggestion made wns to place the facts of  - the case bi l'oie the minister of jusfice,.at  Ottawa, but upon obtaining legal advice  it was found that nothing e fleet mil could  be dnic through such a cbuuucl.- Someone has proposed thai Iho suprema court  be requested to mandamus the,Turner  government, and yet another thiuks-that  a petitioii oT lights would., be lhe best  process to adopt. c  "The Minkk has' taken the trouble lo  inteiview a number of leading lawyersas  lo what should be do ie, but in each  instance the answer was to the effect that  there is no remedy except "at the next  election. - '  Tlie    (iranil    Jury     Makes    4'������iii|iliilntit  -    Axuinsl Hie  -ioveniiiiei-l.  The graud jury made a presentment to  Mr. Justice .Valbem last Saturday night  and was discharged. In full it wae us  follows:  To his lordship, lion. G, A. Wnlkem,  one of the justices of tbe supreme court  ot Biitish Columbia, presiding at the  Nelson special assize, Juue 21,1897. May  it please your lordship:  We the grand jurors of the district of  West Koolenay, respectfully present the  following:  1. llaviiifcf examined lhe jail, we liud  the sanitary arrangement thereof in a  most disgraceful coudition, from structural deficiencies aud complete luck of  ventilation. As an iustanco we would  point out that during the present assize  it has been necessary to confine three  prisoners iu each cell antl we urge the  government to provide a suitable jail as  soon as possible.  2. We consider it a disgrace to the  district and the l'roviuce that duriug  the preseut asuize, a prisoner against  whom a 'true bill for murder has been  found, has been allowed to escape from  Ihe jail iu broad daylight. We have  taken a considerable amouut of evidence  in connection with this matter aud it is  attached hereto in order tbat it may be  forwarded to the proper authorities.  We are of opinion that much of the  blame is owing to the employment by  the authorities of amateur instead of  professional jailers. We refer nipre  especially to the guards in the jail.  . 3. We understand that the Provincial  government has provided a law library  whicli is at preseut lyiug in tho freight  shed. Wo would suggest that a suitable  building for its reception be added to the  court, house, where at the same lime  sonic accommodations! for jui'ors might  be ] rovided.  4. The government  wharf which   was  erected six yeais ago is uow badly out of  repair aud  further is totally inadequate  to tho present requirements of traffic.  Joj'k A. Turkish, Foreman.  TAB ADAMS COMPANY.  EIGHTEEN MONTHS.  Three   lto.sIiuiU   Thieves   Convicted   Fur  I'urliilnliiK Provision*.  When tbe case of F. McKie, Charles  Hiues and Thomas Rynn, charged with  robbing Thomas H. West of 835 was  called before Mr. Justice Walkem, Inst  week, McKie changed bis plea from not  guilty ta guilty. The jury was then .���������impanelled und the ease against'the other  two men takeu up.  After hearing the cvideuco in the case  the jury quickly arrived at the conclusion that tho prisoners were guilty, but  slrougly recommended tliem to the mercy  ot the court.  Mr. Justice Walkem complimented the  jury upou the verdict, saying that the  case was a hard one to hnndle in view of  the extraordinary evidence adduced.  Tbe present jury had found some of the  prisoners guilty and had acquitted others,  very properly, he thought. They had  accepted the responsibilities of"their several positions and had faithfully and  honorably discharged them.' He wiis  glad to find in a mining center like Nelson thnt the disposition of the people  was to see that order prevailed.  Hines and Ryan were each sentenced  to eighteen months impiisonment. McKie, who was the chief actor in the theft,  will serve two years.  PLATFORM   BOUYS.  Will    <l������    Much    l>evelii|>iiient  Work  on  Several Sliiemi I'rojierlles.  Captaiu II. C. Adams, of. Midway,  while in Nelson last week stated to a  repiesenlative of the Mixes that the  Adams British Columbia emipany, which  he iccently successfully floated in Loudon, has absoibcd all his mining interests  in Kootenay. The propeiti.-s include a  group oT claim-on Salmon liver, three  silver lend mines in the Slocan, one nt  Boundary creek aud one in the Osoyoos  division. The company is now developing the Bo i Tin, a. promising piece of  ground i.i Jacks in B.isin; famous by  reason.of its beiug jumped and re-located  as the I3ig Bert ha claim. The ore is high  grade, and good results arc expected  from the woik now beiug cIodc.. The  company, however, will pay more attention7 to. Mount Adams group, situated on  the same mountain as the Slocau Star  mine. A tunnel 1100 feet in length is to  be ruu below the old workings.  Mr. Adams is managing director of the  company, aud his sou, Walter C. Adams,  is his principal assistant.  (ii-eat .N'orlliern Extension.   .0..:_M_!._AdrianIji_ci.yil.engineer-claiming.  to l-epiescnt President James J. Hill- of  the Great Northern railway .declares that  Hill'intends lbbuild a branch liue from  Wenatohee on the Columbia river 160  miles through the Okanogan country'to  and across the international boundary.  It is estimated that the constiuction of  the proposed railway would cost 820,000  per mile, liepreseiitatives of the Great  Northern system who 'were iu Nelson  recently, say tliey can neither affirm or  deny Adriuu's assertions.  I.oc.ilftl n lli������ I.etltfi'.  A. Moher and L. strand returned ln_t  Monday from a trip to the distriot lying  between-Aiusworth and Kaslo. They report the discovery of a fifteen foot ledge  of tjuarlz that cau be traced for a distance of -1,000 feet. The ledge shows considerable irou pyrites but no assays have  yet beeiic obtained. It is located about  two miles back from the lake and is  about" 2,500 feet above that level. Mn  j Moher states that the ledge lies iu slate.  ...lany Interests.  Lord Kussell of Killowen, tho- lord  chief justice of Euglaud, iu a speech at  thc South Australian-dinner in L'jedon  on June li, said that a few months ago "in  the Capital'of-Canada he met, in the  House of Commons, a young gentleman  who h;:d been, only a few years before, a  neighbor of *'hw in Surry. He said to  .him, "What are you doing Lere?"' His  answer was:- "lama representative, ot  au elecloi-al district iu Canada. I have a  fruit farm and a cattle ranch, and I run  a weekly newspaper, and I represent au  electoral distiict as large as England,  Ireland, Scotland and Waies all put together." The "young gentleman" .in  question is doubtless Mr. Hewitt Bostock, M. 1'. for Kootenay-Yaie-Cariboo.  ,1. P. McArthur holds an interest iu the  property. ' "- '  S|ioI������.tii(. Tele*;raith Service.  The Spokaue Falls .fe Northern Telegraph Company has made a reduction iu  its rate between Nelsou and Spokane  fiom Go cents to 50 cents for ten words  and from five* to three cents for each  additional word. 1*. A. Cook has been  added as an operator and iu future the  oilice will be op.-������u afler S o'clock in the  evening. Mr. A. II. Fisher will continue  in charge during' the day time.  True Hill Against >Vooil.  The grand jury last Tuesday presented  true bills in the cases of Wood aud McDonald, the charges being breaking jail.  Owing to the fact that one member of the  original grand jury was alsjat, it was  found necessary to impanel a--' entirely new  jury, the appointment of a single member  beiug unconstitutional.  Xo.v They're Sorry.  On Monday aflernoon seven piisoners  I were started on their way to Kamloops  ' iu charge of Constables Winearls, Dickinson and liobnvson. They were. Mc-  Douald, five yeais for assault; McKie,  two'-''' years for robbery : Hines and Ryan,  18 months for robbery; Goggin, nine  months for assault; Ilealh, four months  for stealing hams, aud Locke, one month  for vagrancy.  Tin: Port of .Nelson.  The .steamer totuage of the " Port of  Nelson uow ranks as second in importance in British Columbia, Victoria being  first. Vancouver is third and New-Westminster is fourth in the list.  Thirteen Are to He Plnecil  nl llaiigeruiis  Poluts on kootenny Luke.  As n result of the recommendations of  Captain Gaudiu, of the marine and fisheries department,, the Federal government has issued ri notice calling for tenders' for the construction of thirteen  platform bouys that are to be placed at  dangerous points near the mouth of  Kootenay river and at the outletof Kootenny lake. An equal number of mooring  stoues weighing from 1,000 to 1,."500 lbs.  are also required. Mr. George Johnston,  collector of the port of Nelson, has beeu  given charge of the matter.  These bouys will be locatid at places  designated by Captaiu McMorr.s of the  steamer Kokanee, who lias gone to considerable trouble to inform the government of the difficulties which at pit'Sent  beset the navigation ou Koctmny  lake. At the time of Captaiu Gamlin's  visit here about three mouths since, C.i[-  taiu McMbrris prepared a map of the  lake and its navigable tributaries and  suggested that at least sixteen p'atform  bouys be immediately furnished by the  Ottawa authorities. He also strongly  recommended tbat a thoiough suivey be  made of the lako.  CHUKCH   NOTK.KS.  Sckuav  July 3id, __97.  _.-Chijiicii of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Eveu Song, 7.30 p. in. every Sunday.  Eloly Communion on 1st and Mi d bun-  days iu the mouth, aft- r Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at S a. m . Kiimbn  School at 2.80 p. m.  l'ltESUYTRuiAN Ciiuitcii. Services at  11 a. in, and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. .Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  ttoMAN Catuomo Cuuhch. Mass at  Nelson on first and last Sundays iu the  mouth. Sandon second Suuday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Ci-Uhoh.' Corner Silica  ami Josephine Streets. Services at II  a. in. and 7.30 p. in. Sabbath School.2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  ���������Tuesday at 8 p.m.  lit'-!) STAIl MlNI-UAIi CbAL.l.  SlTOWTH    IN TIIK   AINSWORTH  MIXING DIVISION ()_���������' tiik ���������..Wkst Kootknav  Distkict.  W'linHi: Louati:!)���������Xi:.\it ti it-: .Mouth ok  Sciiiiokiiki; Ckkkic,''Kootknay 'Lakh.'  'I-IAI-U   NOTICi.   thnt,   !,  JI. I.. Oroiistlnile.  L ��������� iiclliij} as ngonl, for Mtintii^iie H. Davys,  Kreo Miner's Ccrlillcato No. (i8,ili-J, iiiLuntl, Ii0  days froindatu liuiuof, ui apply to tliu JVliniiiK  Kucoitlci' fora'CorlillenLeof Improvements for  tlio imi'iiose of obtaining a Crown Giiml/of, the.  abovo ulniiii.'.  And further-tnkc notice tliat action, under  section 37, must be uoiniiienced before the issuance of such Ceitilleato of Improvements.  HI-XI-V K. CKOA.SDAI1-1.. ���������  Dated this 7th day of May, ISM. (_>2i)  ASI'MN JIINKUaL CliAIM.  SrruATi; in tiik Nmi.son Mixing division of  Wkst..--Kootenay Disthict. Wiikkk  .;Located���������Ox tiik Kast Sloi'k and Aijout  Two Mn.ics FltO.M TIIK SOUI-CK ok Koka-  XEK ClJKKIv.  ���������rpAKKNOTICK Unit I, .'lnu.es Moore, act-  X ing as Agent for Patrick \V. George, Kroo  Miner's Certiticate No. (ioSO/i, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Itecordcr for a certilieato of improvements, for  tlie imrijo.'o of obtaining a Crown grant of tlie  above claim, :  And .'.further take notico tliat action, under  section Iff.   must  be   commenced . before   tho  issuance of 'such certilieato of improvements.  V       i ;   o    GIIAl-Ll.8 MOOUK. Agent.  Bated this 5th day^of May, 1897.V   '.,;'   (0_3)   -  "   ' '���������  'C'    ���������  '" ' - .'���������;-��������� '--, .    -.   ���������'"  Notice of Applicalioa for Liquor License.  - I'a kc notice tliat I, K J. Ciirran, will apply-  to the Board of Liconso C(r.innissionei-s of the  City of Nelson; for a license to sell liqiior nt- retail at tlio'Staiileyirotel in tliii City of Nelson.  p7 ;; m> . ������ YYY     Y..-Y ' E.J. CUHUAN.  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  ' j 'AKE notice that I, A. McGregor, will apply  ' to tho Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Ivootenny, thirty days alter date, for a license  io sell liquor by retail, at I lull's Siding in said  district. ���������      A. McGUEGOK.  I lated nf Nelson, 13. C��������� this llth tlav of .lune.  1SII7. Ofi...  HARKEkSS  -AND-  SADDLERY  Pack Harness, Fack Sirups, Team  Housings, Whips, Jlrushes, Combs,  Bits, lliii-ncss Oil, etc. Repuifitig a  specialty. Oi-dei-s pi-oinpfcly attended.  L. POGUE [RW] Ward St., opp. Court Mouse  TTJO-S  KASLO  ALLAN L1CAN,  Muslor.  -tvisriD  RED STAR  A. OAMl'l-KLL.  Master.  Are ])icpiii-cd lo do Towing, etc., and can he  CMiailered hy l.xcitrsion and I'l-ospeeting Parties.   Scows furnished.  .���������'nr fui-ilicr particulars apply on board  steamers or lo,  C. W. W__*8T,      0. T. STONE,      C. W. BOSK,  ((E.-) Nelson. Kaslo. Balfour.  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  OK TIIE  AMENDMENTS  TO TIIK  Mineral Act  Passed by the Legislative Assembly of tlio  Province of British Columbia, May 5, I8U7.  c        Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oflice.  l'.MNTKIl  (IIIAINKI:  I'.VI'KU IIANGKK  GI.A/.IUK  W. Starmer Smith  Decorative Artist  All kinds of House Kcpairing done. Onlv  lirst, class workmen employed. Trade solicited.  Contracts given. Orders may be left at Hus-  sel & Thunnan's cigar store or at workshop on  Stanley street.  679  NELSON. 13. G.  NOTICE.  ASSESS... ..XT'  ACT   AXD    PROVINCIAL  I.-_VI_NUI- TAX.  Auuual Stiitciiiviit.  The custom house otlicials are busily  engaged in prepnrinc a slutement of the  imports and*exports of the port of Nelsou  for the fiscal yenr 1896-97. lt will probably be completed iu three weeks time.  The. tiguies of tbe business doi_>e will  ruo well iuto the millions. Collector  Johnston and his assistants are woikiu^  after reftular office hours in order to prepare the statement as quickly,, as possible.  A Street Sprinkler.  Civic pride and business enterprise'will'  probably cause ' the merchants along  Baker street to subscribe towards a fund  to provide a street sprinkler for the main  thoroughfare of the cily. The city couu-  cil-has-cousidered-the-iiiatter-aud-arrivecl  at the conclusion that it would not be  judicious at present to meet the expense  of such an undertaking.  Seveiilj-Sl.v Dollars for Ton.  The smelter return of thc ore shipped  last week from the Athabasca, miue on  Toad mountaiu was 876 iu gold aud silver. It is stated that the grade of the  ore is improving steadily. More .cahius  are being.completed aud a larger.force of  miuers will soou be put on.  Heintzman Pianos.  If you wan. a rich toned lleintzniau,  write to ' ��������� II. N. Cousimt,  " 6-15      " Kevelstoke.  NOTICE.  "VTOTI('!���������_' is hereby given Hint two months  _Ll after date we intend to apply to the Chief  ('ommissioiicr of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following-described properly situate in West Kootenay District, namely  commencing at a post planted at high water  mark on the cast shore of Kootenay Lakeaboul  :il miles north of Pilot Bay on said east shore  and 'inarketP "John Lynch, XV. T. McDonald  and George XV. Orchard's, X. XV. Corner"  thence 40 chains casr. thence 10chains south,  thence west lo the high water mark of .-aid  Kootenay Lake, thence along -^aid high water  mark to" the place of beginning, containing 1110  acres more or less.  .     JOHN LYXCir.  \v. t. McDonald,  GI.OKGI- XV. ORCHARD.  ���������   Dated at Xelson. It. C, this -.������ytlt dav of June,  1S!I7. ((SOI  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  -���������      ' Krom Montreal.  Parisian���������Allan Line V.......... I line III  Carthaginian���������Allan Line .~ lune 2li  Labradorr-Dominion Line. l.Jiine '!���������'���������  Scotsman���������Dominion Line June 1:  Lake Winnipeg���������Heaver Line lime 11  Ontario���������Heaver Line..  Teutonic���������White Star-Line   Hriltianic���������White St.ii- Line   IJcrlhi���������American Line   St. Louis���������American Line    Cainpaiiin)���������Cunard Line".   Aiiran'a--Ciinard Line   Mongolian���������Allan State Line   State of Xebraska���������Allan State Line.  Kriesland���������Hed Star Line           Kinsington���������j Jed Star Line    Cabin. ������45. $30, SW. S70. SSJ and uinvard.-.  Interiiiediatc, $_J0.!ind upwards.  Steerage. Si'1.50 aud upwards,  1 .is^engers ticketed through to all |iu!nl> in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low-  rates to all parts of the Kiiropciin continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all point*.  Applv!. to  GEO.   S.   13KEI.,   C.P.C.   Ticket  Agent.'Xcl.-on. or to.     WILLIAM .-TITT,  (ojD   General Agent, C.P.It. Office-;. AVinnipcg.   ���������Jiine.23  From Xew York.   ....June 11   Jimeil   lune 111   lune 2:i   lune I!)   J unc 22  . ..lune !li  ..Julv   !l  ..Jiuieil  June ::o  ilpj)li...lion Fop. Liquor License.  Take notice that, T, Kli Cox, will apply to  the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kcofenay,  li:C. tliirty clays after date for a license to  sell liquor by retuil at Hall's siding, in said district. ELI COX.  Daled nt Kelson, 15. C��������� Thursday, June 10,  IS!)7..' (6C8)  Application For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned  will apply to the Board of Licensing Comniis-  ���������iioners of the city of X'elson, ������t tlieir next sitting, for ii license to sell liciuor at wholesale at  their preinises situate on lot 22, block (!, X'elson,  lt C. CALIFORNIA. \V1N1. CO:  Ii72 Per J. J. Cll-AMHHHS.  ;:���������: ;\; NOTICE.r0::'';'-X:.'V;;,'  ' XTotico is hereby given, that������sixty.'days afterdate I intend toapply to the Chief Cominission-  .er of Lands and: Works for permission to 'purchase'210 acres,more or less,'situate in AVest  Kootenny District, coinmeneingpat, the .Northwest corner.of lot 188.'l," G. L; thciicc-cast JO,  ehains, tlienec north JO chains, thence west 80  chains;and thonco southeast to the point of  commoucciiieiit. *: ''.��������� .".'F.-C. GHJSJON.'���������  _Xolson,'April 28; 1S!>7;      't-. 7:   ';���������,.������������������'    621   :  NOTICE-  ",' SIXTY -DAYS; after dat-'I; Charles Hay-:  ward, will make application to purchase two  hundred 1200) .acres of land situate on the south"  bank of the Columbia river, near Robson,..is  follows: Commencing at the northeast, corner  of J.otlSl, "thence westerly along Columbia  river,bank to the cast houndiiry of Lot-301;  thence south forty chains; thencb e-ist to ihe  west boundary of Lot-181: ihence north- along  west boundary of Lot 1SI to'its northwest corner; thence oast to point of commencement, ii  ������        ���������:.,?��������� CHAS. UAYWARIV  ,/Yietioria, Bi C., Juno.Hth, 1897.  Y .     -' 073.::  NELSQN LOTS.  NOTICE.  Ilnvingvappoiiit.pd W. J. G. Dickson  local iifrent for addition A tb the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties Avisbing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  100 -        F. C. INNES.  NELSON DIVISION OK AVKS'l" KOOTKNAY DISTKICT.  -^^ OTICE is hereby given iu accordance with  a.1 the statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act are now due for the year 18117. All ofthe  above named laxes collectible wilhin tho Nelson Division of West Koolenay, assessed by me,  are payable at my oflice at Kaslo, B.C  Assessed taxes arc colleetibl'e at the following  rates, viz :���������  .Four-lifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land'  Three-quarters of one per cent, on thu assessed  value of personal property. On so "much of thc  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the saine is not more than  ten .thousand dollars, one and one.quarter of  one per cent; when such excess is over ten  thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one and one half of one per  cent.; when such excess is over twenty thousand  dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.  Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild  land. If paid on or before thcSOtli of June 1807:  Three-liffhs of one per cent, on flic assessed  value of real estate otlier than wild land. One  half of one per cent, on the" assessetl value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when the same is not more than ten thoosand  dollars one per cent; when such excess is over  ten thousand dollars and not more than twenty  thousand dollars, one., and one quarter of one  per cent.; when such excess is ovor twenty  thousand dollars, ono and one half of one pe-  cent. Two and ..one half per cent, on thc  assessed value of .wild land.  Provincial revenue tax 83.00 per capita.  O. G. DKNNIS,  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1S97.  Assessor and Collector.  527  NOTICE.  IS HI-I.UY GIYKN that Thomas S. Shank  carrying on business at Salmo, British Columbia, as an hotel keeper, has in pursuance ofthe  Creditors Trust Deeds Act 1SU0 and amending  acts, made an assignment to Angus C. Buchanan, Nelson, merchant, for Ihe general  benefit of his creditors of all his real and personal property. The deed was executed by  Thomas S. Shank and Angus C. Buchanan on  the llth day of June, 1807. All creditors are  required on or before tho l..th day of July, 1S97,  to send by post preiiaid and addressed to  Bowes & Senkler, Xelson, solicitors for the  trustee, their names and addresses and full  particulars of lheir claims duly verified and  particulars of any security held by thein. Anil  notice is hereby further given that after the  loth day of July, 1807, the assignee will proceed  to.distributo the assets among the parties entitled thorolo, and that he will not be.responsible alter such date for the assets so distributed-  ur.anypurt thereof. I o any person or pet-sons,  linn or corporation, of whose debt or claim he  shall not then have received notice. -  A meeting of the creditors ofthe said Thomas  S..Hhankjyil" bcjield at the o.Ilices_of_Messrs.-  Ilowes & Senkler, Xelson, li.. C, on Wednesday the 2:ii(t day of June, 1807, al, the hour of  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Dated at Xelson this llth dav of June 1807. ,  -     BOWLS & Sl.NKl-l_l_,  (1175) Solicitors for the Trustee.  KOOTENAY   LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  Kaslo' & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going Wkst. Daily Going Kast.'  Leave C.00 a. m.   Kaslo Arrive'8.50 p.nr.  8.311 a. in.   South Fork     '-"      3.15 p.m.  "'    O.fflin. m.   Sproule's "       2.15 p.m.  "      0.51 a, in.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m  "    10.0J a. ni.   Bear Lake    '     '  .    l.lSp.m  ���������"'" 10.18 a.m.   McGuigan "      I.S p.m  ��������� "    lO.llfla. m.   Bailey's* "      1.21 p.m  "    10.il!) a.m.   Junction       '    "      1.12 p.m  Are.   10.5()a, in.   Sandon Leave.   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   pppy   at the  Company's oilices.  ROBT. HIVING,   - 11. AY. BRYAN.  201)   Truflle Manager. Superintendent.  DIRECT  ROUTE   TO.      ���������   "  FORT STEEL ���������MP.  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, IS07,  Steamer Ainsworth will" leave Kaslo, B. C .  ������������������very Monday and Thursday at 0 a. in. for  Bonner's Verry. Idaho, connecting villi Great  Xorthern Railwav on Tuesdays -ind Fridays  both to and from Spokant' and Ka.-teru and  We.-tern I'oint--.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Kerry at  I n. in. on Wednesdays and 'Saturdays,, arriving  at Ka-lo same c\eiiiug -o n- to make quick  connection-with Trail Creok an J Slocan Mining dNtricK  'Ibis ronle i-the mo-t direct for the Fort  Steele Mining (/.-imp and make-clo-e coiiikc-  tioiis at Bonner'- Ferry with the Upper Kootenay River -learners.  Fir-tcla-- I'a���������cnger and Freight ac.-iimmu-  dation-. 137  All persons contributing $t.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $To.oo"subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting- at the annual  election .of directois.  A. H. CLIuMli-NTS, Treasurer,  Nelson 13. C. August  14th   1896.  (419)  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, 13. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,      -'.  First Clnsa 13ar in connection.     Trnn-  sient rates reasonable.        (582)  A.C.EWART!  ARCHITECT  Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6  Nelson, B. C.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial-O  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON,  B.  C.  FOUND  A new place to send your laundry  after.April the. 1st. . v-  The Kootenay SteanV Laundry  Avill be thoroughly equipped with  the, latest improved machinery and  experienced help. "  Whitcher & Cteland     -     Props.  J_l.l._HM., B.e. . (52!������  Hotel  Slocai)  Oldest and.Most RellaMe in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS. Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Heathy barters  JFor  Commercial {Travelers  an������> HDinino Men.  First-Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St.. KASLO, B.C.  (wi)  .-:  HOLIDAY GOODS  Flags.  Cameras  Hammocks  Sporting Goods  Fishing Tackle  Lunch Baskets. /,_  Everything at  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  NKLSON', B. C.  3*12  Say!  IA M  WITHOUT *  E'H00PS48  Are you acquainted  with  Fred Goodwin?  "If not come and buy a quart "of  Beer, 25 cents,  and yet acquainted.  That means a long  lasting Pail.  ,   Its  many  qualities  are unique.  The price makes It  available to all.   _ n  if THEE. B. EDDY CO'S f  ���������\$ :_!DURATED FIBREWH..L Jg  I ^)>  FAILS, TUBS, PAITS, DISHES, ETC.  T7TnrPA-DTA   nnmuT   mrrmA^m^^m  L  VICTORIA HOTEL j m������mwi-mmM\fa  The Club Hotel  Formerly Stanley House  Under New Management  Everything New and First Class  Refurnished -tnci remodeled throughout.     Electric Lights and  Modern Improvements.    Best of Liquors.  Courteous Treatment,  if..  E.J.CURRAN,  r,r;  Proprietor 4  THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, JULY 3,  189?.  CUPID IN THE  RAIN.  Just ������ little cloud with hue  CsistiiiK uhudows o'er tlie Muo   ���������  Whors they stood.  "It will rain," liu whisporcd.   "DoW,  Lut us And a Rholtur hero  ���������  In tlio wood."  Tlien tlio silver drops camo down,  Hinoto thi! hwnyiiiic. emerald crown  Of tliti tnu;  lint thu snunly sheltered jmir  Watched thu he.ivy downpour tkera  Lovingly.  And lie held her tiny hund.  Why? True lovers undurntttiid.  Til Im  1 know:  When tho i;un peeped from tho sky,  I'rutty maiden seuinud ho shy���������  Loath to i������o.  Here the twnin were lincorlng,  Aftur birds ht-Kun to sinn,  For 1111 hour.  And sliu whispered tenderly:  "Who knows, d:.rliiii;: there majr ha  Anolhur showor!"  ���������Brooklyn Life.  A MISTAKE.  55ona Sheldon was making the European  :onr. Her education was finished, and sho  mil hor mother had spout tlio last two  fearrf In travel. Zona's mother was a  wealthy -widow, nud Zona was-an only  .hil-l.  Tho important subject under discussion  on the October morning which brings  them to our notico is un invitation to be  present at thc wedding In the north of  Kngland.  liut hero was a dilemma. Mrs. Sheldon  was so indisposed as to bo unfit for the  journey, yet she did not wish Zona to stay  at home. Mrs. Sheldon had a firm belief  that it was a perilous undertaking to  travel in u compartment ear unless tliere  wore so many passengers tliat thero was  uo possible danger of assault.  Morning saw our heroine at the King's  Cross station anxiously scanning the carriages to make sure of ono well filled and  ������t least one'or two ladies in it. At last  she saw one that met her requirements,  nnd, slipping ft coin into tiie hand of the  guard, she entered.  Tlie train steamed out of tho station,  and Zona took a survey of her fellow travelers. Tliere was a family���������father, x.othcr  und three children, an elderly lady, two  busiuess men, and in one corner u man  whom she did not particularly notice.  For awhile she lookod out of the window,  admiring the Hying landscape. Then she  produced a book and began to read. Anon  ii new sensation stirred within her." She  drew out her dainty little watch and looked  ut it. Twelve o'clock and 20 minutes.  Two hours since she had started.  She laid down the book and opened thc  little lunch basket; then sho drew oflf hor  gloves, tucked thein in the pocket of her  jacket and began to eat. Tho man in thc  corner took this opportunity-to read tlie  title of her book. ���������  ���������  ���������' 'Biglow 1'apers,' I know she's an  American. I can see It from the tip of  her nose to the toe of her little boot. . 1_  didn't know before" that eating was one of  thc fine arts. "������������������.���������-  Zona, all unconscious of his scrutiny,  finished her dinner, returned to her book  und fell asleep for' itwhile. . She did not  know when some of the other occupants  of tho compartment got; out, and about 4  o'clock she was roused by hearing the  mother of the family, say: "Wake up now,  Tille! Wake up! We get out ut the next  station.''  Zona looked about with u start to see  the October day darkening down and realize that when tlie family party should  leave the train she and the man in the  corner would be the only occupants of tho  compartment.  For n moment Zona was possessed with  an insane desire to scream, and only by a  strong ellort controlled herself. The man  in the corner, who up to this time had not  moved from his seat all day, now rose and  walked to the otlier end of tiie car.  He reached under the sent and took out  a small hand satchel, which he opened.  Was he going to get a revolver?. No, it  would bo a knife. A revolver would make  too much noise. Slie watched him with  fascinated eye3.   }le took out something small and slipped  it into tho pocket rjf his coat. Soon he  rose again and.saiuitered to the far end of  tUe car. He lit a taper, bent down and  was engaged with something. What wr.s  it?  Zona put her  hand  to tho window and  made a desperate ellort to open it, that she  might lxi ready to call  the  guard.    The  '   man heard and turned,    lie camo quickly  forward.  ."Allow me,'.'he said.  "Oh, no, thank you," said Zona hastily.  .    She felt sure he h_sd discerned  her pur-  ���������   pose, and that there was a covert menace  In his tone.  "What a powerfully built fellow ho is!"  went her. thoughts. "What u villainous  countenance! One can see lie is a despcr-  ute fellow. I mil suro he Is looking at my  ring."  Now, tlio ring was a very beautiful diamond, given to Zona by lier mother, and  Zona, with a disregard ol" conventionality,  wore it on the linger which Is usually set.  apart to carry thc signal of engagement.  Therefore his thoughts were: "Engaged! Well, I don't wonder. She surely is  the loveliest'girl 1 ever saw. I wonder-  who tho happy fellow is? What can be the  matter with lier, though? Shedocsn't'look  ii "bit like she did thc first part of the day.  I've a notion to speak to her. An American girl isn't likely to bo so squeamish as  u native.    Here goes. "-  "I beg your pardon," he said aloud.  Vou look wearied. JJo you go much far-  thor:-"  An Englishman wouldn't speak without an'introduction, thought Zona, if he,  hadn't somo design.  It was some little time before the question was answered, for she was making a  ' caioulation whether if she told him tliut  hor journey's 'end was near he would bo  likely to make the best of liis time and attack her immediately, or whether hc.might.  perluips abandon his purpose altogether.  So some time had elapsed in the uncertainty when she said, "1 don't know, sir."  Zona again attempted to open the -window, and this time_with success. Soon  the darkness increased and tho hollow  fumbling told that the train had entered  a tunnel. All at once she*, felt a sharp  sting and' a shriek from her mingled with  the yell of the engine as it gave vent to  its joy at emerging into daylight again.  - The man was at her side.  '���������'1 beg pardon for intruding. Are you  hurt?''. he asked anxiously.  . Zona thought his anxiety was caused by  fear lest tlie guard might have heard her  scream. At the same time she became  conscious that the pain was in her right  ' eye. A cinder from the open window had  lodged in it.   -  ' 'If you'would let me," said tho stranger,  producing from his pocket a handkerchief.  "Chloroform!" flashed, through Zona'i  brain, and she shrioke*out:  "Not   Don't  come near me!"  "I'ocr-tiling!" thought the would be  Samaritan. "Sho must suffer dreadfully."  Thu man subsided-into his corner and  ������o:i:i, with her eye fust swelling, bitterly  repented her temerity in taking the journey.  And'then came a long whistle. The  man in llie corner rose and snatched up his  Kiti'hil. Tho guard unlocked thc door.  ".Xcwra-t le. ma'am. You're at your journey's end.'' And he picked up lier valise.  Will Zon.-i Sheldon ever again know  such n sense of relief, or will any other  iiicii ever Iw so welconio to her as was that  nf i/i������ burly guard as he made this an-  lioiiiiei'iiient to her? She was safely on the  platform and a couehnian, narrowly watching the passengers, stepped up to lier saying, "Mr. Mowbray's carriage for Miss  Sheldon."  "1 r.m she," she said, in a voice which  her mot her would not havo recognized.  lie opened tlie door and Zona, stepping  into the carriage, sank liack on tlie cushions and burst into hysterical tears.  The man, who had been in tho corner,  standing with his satchel in his hand, gave  a low whistle as the sight met his ga-.'.e  through the window. Walking forward to  tho coachman, he said: "Give me n lift,  Hi ley.    I guess I'll ride with you."  "All right, Mr. John," said the coachman, lifting up the satchel. "Come down  from Edinbro, sir?"  "Not directly, Kiley.    Let me down at  the gate, and don't tell them I've come-) I  want to have a bit of a joke with them."  "Hull right, sir."  "So that is the traveled young lady who  is to  be bridesmaid tomorrow and  stand  up with mc!  'If I'm not much mistaken,  she will bo in no condition to stand up."  - In Louise's snug room  the prospective  bridesmaid  recounted  her woes  and was  pitied and comforted and assured that she  should not be allowed to go back alone.  "Cousin John Picrpont, who is going to  be best, man, is going down, and he will  see you safely back. You know he is an  American, a graduate in medicine and  has been studying in Edinburgh.. He is going to spend this winter in the London  hospitals, and I know you will like liim.  I hear a bustle now. I believe lie has come.  Will you excuse me till I -go down and  see?''  "Oh, Louise, dear, you must excuse me  from dinner. I can't go down with this  horrible black eye."  "Zona." said Louise us she came In  after dinner," Cousin John thinks you  had better let him examine your eye. He  says it is dangerous to let thc inflammation run on, and he thinks it will be quite  well tomorrow if vou get u good night's  rest."   '  "Well, if you wish it. I 'don't want to  spoil your wedding, after all."  "Miss Sheldon, my cousin, Dr. Pler-  pont," said Louise as sho ushered in thc  doctor. Zona, whose vision was much impaired by tho sore eye, did not recognize  liim as the man in the corner. -He ineroly  bowed. "  "A clean pocket handkerchief, Louise,"  he said cheerily.  At the sound of his voico Zona looked  up quickly. A twinkle shono in John  Picrpont's blue eyes.  "Now, Miss Sheldon, one moment and  it is out," lie said.  "What instant relief!" exclaimed Zona.  "Thank you, doctor."  "You .'are quite welconio," he replied.  "By tomorrow 1. hope you will havo quite  forgotten it."  There was little sleep that night for Zona Sheldon.  "What a little idiot I have been! How  could 1 have imagined such things of him!  He is tall and powerful���������tliat was right.  But dark and murderous looking. Why,  he is fairer than I. What blue eyes iind  what a pleasant smile! Oh, how cun 1  meet him in the morning! I wish Louise  had not told him."  But sleep came at last, and Zona woke  radiant us ever. She dressed and went out  into the park to. settle how she should  meet Dr. Pierpont. But it was settled for  her. A sudden turn in tho path brought  her face to face with liim. She burst into  a peal of merry laughter, which he echoed.  "Dr. Plerpont," she said, " I hope you  will be merciful and keep my secret."  , "I am not likely to tell n secret so much  to my disadvantage.    What was it?   "Vil-  lainous"��������� ��������� _.__-__    _.  "Please, doctor," she implbfedj~"I_di(i"  not notico your looks at (ill. I had parted  with my senses."   '  ,  Had not tiie whole household been nb-  Korbed in the wedding, they must have  seen that there was a secret understanding  between thc compatriots which quickly  ripened into intimacy.  "And Zona is to go buck to London under your escort, John?" said Louise.  '-'Provided she is not afraid to travel  wiWi me," he said, with a laughing bow to  Zona.  A smile was her only answer. *  Tliey were seated���������tho solo occupants of  a compartment.  "Now will you ansvflcr mo a question?  -Had you made up your mind what to do  if worst came to worst?"  "Yes," she said, laughing. "I was going to take off my watch and ring nnd  offer them to you, as well us my purse. I  fancied vou looked at my ring particularly."  "I did," lie said after ii pause, "because,  you know, the finger you wear it on. May  I ask, Miss Sheldon, if tlfere is any particular significance in lt?"  "Itwas given me by my mother," she  said simply.  "I um very grateful indeed, Mr. Picrpont," said Mrs. Sheldon late in tho evening, us the three sat in her parlor, "that  my daughter has had your company. I  neverfeel safe to have a lady travel unattended in a compart"   - Here her auditors glanced at each otlier  and- burst into uncontrollable laughter.  Mrs. Sheldon looked amazed.  "Thereby hangs a tale, mother,*' said  Zona when she had recovered ^her voice,  and she related tho story. ... ���������    '  "Miss Zona has omitted the sequel,"  said Dr. Picrpont gravely, "which is that  I have won from her a consent, subject to  your approval, to be her protector, and  yours, too. for thc rest of our lives."���������Exchange.  Too Good For Use.  '.'That is u rare old violin I hear you  playing so often, ia it not?"naked the  next door neighbor.  "It is indeed," replied the owner of the  instrument.    "It cost over $500."  "Seems to me," rejoined the other wearily, "it's too valuable to be used like an'ordinary fiddle.. If it was mine, I wouldn't  touch it more than once a year."���������Chicago  Tribune:  Shoeing the Family  Is one oi" the problems that the head ol" ih_ul.ou.se has to struggle  with, and the size of thc bills usually calls forth a growl. They always  ccasc^.-'hen we understand the contract. The family is just as w'el'i shod,  with just as stylish shoes as they ever were, but the bill is less. The  prices have been too high. If you arc paying too much for your shoes  (and you arc if you are not buying them horefdon't you thi nl. "this would  be a good time to reform.' Suppose you come in and have a chat with  us about this. ,      '  576 The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Day Co., Baker Street.  THE WHITELAW TRADING CO.  Wholesale Dealers iu  -  ������������������  Creamery   and   Dairy Butter,  Eggs,  Flour  Oatmeal, Lard, Potatoes, Etc-  Brandon, Man., and '__������"*������������������. Nelson, B.C.  BOECKHS  Always Reliable and as  Represented-^-  BRUSHES and  For sale by all leading Wholesale  and Retail Dealers.^-  BROOMS  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes. Brooms and Wooden ware.  TOIRO-XSTTO 676 OIDsTT.  m   Xon&cm Ibill  ^Development anb  fllMning Company  LIMITED  LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work thc "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in the Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,  British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia "Companies'   Act,   1890," and amending acts. <  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the purchase money, and 200,000 will be available for working capital,  PROVISIONAL   DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and Treasurer.  Hamilton Byers,  Hardware Merchant,  Kaslo.  A.  Whealcr,  Barristcr-at-law,   Kaslo,  Secretary.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.     OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The  Prospectus can  be seen at the oflice of \V. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson,  or at the oflice o( O.-T. Stone at Kaslo. 4^5  M<KWOO<KK^(_K>000<>0-0(>0000-0<>doOO-<>00-OOCO-000000000<)-000  PlaningMill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTIKGS  SATISFACTION   G.J APfANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE. , ���������������������������   i  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.  M. pes prisai) & Co. Rf^S,^MOi:  Grocery and Provision  oyi:_E--BO___3:ri^_]_>rTS  CEOCKEET   -A-HSTD   GLASSWAEE.  A Large Stock  of Sashes and Doors-for Sale Cheap.  ^ZELSOnsJV  ;V>ti  IB. O.  M. R. SMITH $ CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  i> ���������  "WRITE   IFO-R,   PBIOE   X_IST-   ^VICTORIA ^__B.jG.^^-(2i2l_.  A fibre bath, followed by  honest frictional brilliance.  The life and glory of leather.  Black or colored leather.  For Ladies, Gentlemens or  Childrens Shoes.  00000<><K_-0<H><>0^<X>0<><KKX>^^  -ilt-KI-l- -V WIIIS, <���������:<>-.. Agents lor -V<-l.������ii. (Si     t_l_|-_l_X lEIMIS., Agents ut Kaslo  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES  BOILERS  WATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  ASSAYJJSTG-  -���������em-C-UT   RATE S*������������^  lam  prepared  to make  accurate and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  following rates:  Silver, ������ .50   Silver and gold, Sl.OO   Silver, lead, gold and copper, S2.00  (liold,... 1.00   Copper, 1 .CO   Silver, lend mid gold  1.50  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charges must be prepaid in  full.    Thc  charges for the assaying.must  also  accompany the  sample.  Money furnished to prospectors to develop their claims for an interest in  same. Claims bought and "sold Good prospects stocked. 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. Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers "with,  all kinds of* Fresh, and Cured Meats, at rei-  - sona"ble prices.  Orders by mai! to any branch will have, careful and prompt attention.    5_0  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.  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  S25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  NELSON,  90  B.C.  Objected to Exaggerations..  GuKblcy���������Would you tlilnk of ine If I  were 10,000 lt-agues ivwuyl-'  His Kluncco (from collugu)���������As the maximum.diameter of the earth is only 8,000  miles, Clarenco. your supposition is an Impossible one.���������Poarson's Weekly.  Thos. Dunn &> Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN ���������  ', BLACKSMITHS' AND MILL SUPPLIES.  ICE CREAM!   ICECREAM!   AT TII1_-       ' ��������� " ''     "  VIENNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For the Voi-y Best Meal at the Most Uesonabh1. Price 011 is is the place. Every  description of Lunches put up to order. We arc now prepared to furnish a.l  kinds of Fancy (Jakes, Vienna Tarts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc. "Wedding Cakes a Special! y. - -  PUREST .BEEAD    IIST   TO"W~IsT  delivered to any part of the town.   Also a fresh supply of-Faney Candies.  .'   031 ,R. HURRY, Pi-oprietoi-  li.MC A5il> $U_:_.-' IKO-V, .-I.VKKS-  TICKS, I-AK AMI   SIIIXT STIIKL,  MIM-'KS' SHOVELS. WIKK KOg'l-S, MAMLLA 1M)I>F_S,  _������Y������A.M_TE .lTSK AXI> CAPS.  SOLEAGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  oos   QUICKSILVER.  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (133) -v^___srco"rj-v^E:Rn ib, c.  Farley & Simpson  MEATSI     IMIIE ATS I  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.  Fresli Goods    ������    Great Variety THE MINER, NELSON   B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1897  :*5  WEEKLY STOOK EEPOET.  Companies.  N1-.I.SON.  Hull Mines   Kxehoqucr   KOSSLAND.  Alberta   Jiuavor   J-iK Three   Uuttc   Hi-it. Can.Goldfields  Jl. C. Gold KinK- ������������������  llluobird   lil'tlCO   Caledonia Con   California   C. & C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna '.   Commander   Crown Point   Door l.irk   Dolacola   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Krie   .livening Star.?. ...  Georgia   Uerlrude   Gianl   G0UI011 Drip   Golden Queen   Great.  Western   Hallie Hrown   Helen   High Ore   lloinostako   Idaho   Imperial   Iron llorse   Iron l\lask   I X I,   Independent    Josie   ���������Ium������b   Knight Templar   Kooleiiav-l.oiKlon ..  Le Koi'   Lily May   Mayllower   JMonita   Monte Cristo   M'ornuiK Star   Ncst-l-stc   Northern Belle   Noveltv   O. K   Palo Alto   I'luouix-   Poorman   Ked Mountain-view  lt. I.. Lee   Hod i'oint   Hocliesier    Kossland, l.edMt..  Hossland Star   St. lilmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross&W" con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co   Union   Virginia .-   AVar Eaglet   West Lc Hoi   White Hear:   Young Hritisli Am'n  AI.VSW0RT1I.  Dellie   Ellen .'....  110 US DA IIY.  Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKI.V.N'EY.  Cariboo!   KUVICI.STOKK..  Orphan Uoy   SLOCA.V.  Alamo   Ciiiiiberland   Dardanolles   Grey Kagle   Idler   Kootonay-Columbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con   ���������-H11_n1bl_.r~C0n7-.T7 rr.-  Heeo   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   KOltTlll'OHT.  Ked Top   No.  of  Shares  lioo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Tao.ooo  :i,f>oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  ���������2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  lioo.ooo  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  2,5oo,ooo  500,000  "00,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1.500,000  000,000  l.ooo.ooo  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  2.000,000  r>00,000  Par  Value  1 00  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1)00,000  .100,000  1.000.000  000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Too.ooo  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  500,000  1,000.000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000.000  500,000  1,000,000  2.000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1.000.000  500,000  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  . 2,5oo  fioo.ooo  500,000  000,000  500,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  (00,000  000,000  00,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  1.200.000  l;ooo;ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ] 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  t 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ] 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  Koo  5 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1  00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  I 00  1  00  "      1"00  1  00  5o  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1   00  Price.  .������ 1 10s  $ 0 10  0 10  0 HI  0 Oi)  0 (___  0 JO  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 0.')  0 Ooi  0 05  0 27  0 22  0 Hi  0 10  I) 02  0 12  0 20  0 20  0 03  0 IU  0 10  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 10  (I 20  0 10  0 7  0 I  I) 0.5  0 07i  0 loj-  0 30  12A  0 Off  0 42_  0 51  0 5  0 10  8 00  0 20  0 13.  0 1!)  12.  0 10  0 OS  0 10  0  _���������}  0 21)  0 08  0 Hi  0 OS  0 10  0 I2A  0 10  0 2(i  0 lo  0 Oii  0 10  0 05  0 20  0 10  0 OG  0 11  0 22  0 15  0 0(ij  0 11  0   74  0 OliA  0 I7A  0 03  0 19  0 12i  0 10  -iriir  1 7.1  0 (Mi*  0 27  0 10  (Dividends paid to date are as follows: Lc  Itoi. ������125.000; War Kagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  8150.000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Keco $150,000: Rambler $10,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Vive have also  paid dividends,.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whore no consideration is named in transfers  tho nominal sum of tl is to be understood.  -John Howard to I' Medio,  -1* MeCue to John Howard,  Kaslo.  June 17���������  SL Marys-  St, Joseph  Juno IS���������  US-.I Shields to Win Ludmn, j.  Tiger���������D H Gibson lo A Williams, J.  June ID-  Combination���������I) XV McLeod to Wm Rioliard-  . son, \ $50.  Sochia���������AVm Honncrto I'.ine Fitzgerald. A.  I lorse Shoe���������Joe Poiricr to K "Morievan,*,$o 10.  Lucky Lad���������Ernest Nits-, to .1 C Price and  Andrew. Uurges, i, and S F Collensworth s,  $225.  Mammoth, Copper King and Hig Four���������A 0  Evans to Win Lewis, 1-IS in each, $5.  June 23���������   ' - '  Luln-C I?"Caldwell to Mrs D M Linnard, ..  Glasgow���������Wm Moulse to W lr Houscr, A.  Gold-Cur.'. Kull Kig, Hartford and Susquehanna���������C J Moore to Lawrence Peters, i in  each.  Golden  __..gle���������Mat  Goldsmith  lo Geo Sla-  man. ..  June 21- . "  Xoro���������X D Mcintosh to J II Ppryne, A.  Shakespeare���������L Martin to J _Musscv, i. $10.  Butterfly���������A O   Moocrs to Kd   Dodblpli.  J.  $100.  New Denver.  June 11��������� '   >    .     .  Dunderberg���������Heniaiuin Steele to G W Hughes. 2-Ki, $300.   '-  June 15���������  Young Dominion���������D" G 'McCuaig to Andrew  Jacobson. A. $200.  Viking and Phoenix���������Geo Henderson to Geo  HAylard, A. t  June 18���������  Mountain Key Xo 1 -M McPhee to* John San-  dosky. i. ��������� ��������� -  Gentle Annie���������August-Schuele:- to Minna  Butcher. 1. S2_-).  Lost Tiger -Thos Lonei'gan to XV C Dinj;-  iiian. i. "  June 17��������� .  Xo -3 Fraction���������Daniel Hughey to J M Martin, i.  Hanker Fraction���������C Van Moerkorkc to O T  Stone.  Maple Leaf���������H A Hicks to J T Wilkinson.  Same���������J T Wilkinson to the Slocan Maple  Leaf JI & D Co. $-5.  Sunlight Fraction���������Wm L Pannell to John T  Bcthune. $1000.  Hor_e_hoe-PH Stewart to Jas Hulger, i.  June 18���������  Vermillion���������Jas McKiernan to D C Clark.  Kobertson���������John A Finch to E Applowaitc.J.  Same��������� K Applewaite to A II liremner, i.JSOO.  Clill'-Jolin M Huckley to K M Sandilunds.  Kxchangn, Victoria. Skoocum nnd Silver  Plate���������A H  Bremner to A K Fauquier, $31,100.  Kxchange. Victoria, Skoocum and Silver  I'lalc-A K Fauquier to Alexander Dick, trustee for Sir Charles Tupper, $42,500 option; $250.  Prescott and Fraction No 2���������L H Hartlettand  N F McNaught to A G Ferguson, $100.  Prescott, Prescott Fraction���������Hugh Brady, W  C McKinnon and N* F McNaught to A G Ferguson, $3000.  Prescott. Prescott Fraction No 1,  Prescott  Fraction  No 2���������A G Ferguson to the Prescott  Mining Co, 9-00.000.  June 19���������  Silver Leaf No I i, Canadian Hoy J-J E Mc-  Fndden to Alex JI Kogers.  Florence S���������Thos Hurteau to AC Scott, s.  June 21���������  Kavere���������F M Crupper to Daniel Mowat and  E C Lauder, \ to each; ai d J to Hugh H Lyall  and Albert Wliitmore.  Madre���������Henry W Farrell to F M Crappcr,  Daniel Mowat, and K C Lauder.  Columbia No 5 -John T Heauchcsuc to Hugh  Sutherland. :|.  Trilby Xo 1���������May Harvey to Martin Jameson  A, $50.  Kites-M K XV Uathbornc to P M Haves;  ItOHSlllIlll.  June 24-  ��������� While Pine-William Clark to T J Colley.  Vanderbilt ii, Hand Fraction J-J J Hand and  Geo Chambers to Lee Davenport.  Crazy Horse���������Chris McDonell to T W Stock.  Pick Up-Pick Up M & S Co to Frank J  Walker.  Iron Colt fraction���������A E Torelle to Minerva  Ste wart.  Iron Colt fraction��������� Minerva Stewart to T H  Garrison.  New Orleans- J J Hand to John C Gallagher. |.  Same���������.1 J Hand to 11 W Northey, J.  June 25���������  Green Crown���������Green Crown M & M corn-  pa- y to W L Kalph.  Pasco and Lucky Jack���������J D McKinnon to  Thos Wil-on, A.  Maggie, Violet���������lloyal Victoria Gold Mining  Co to John Gloyn, u  British Lion, Surprise Xo 0. Silver Chord,  Wonderful, Golden Har, Lily of the Mountain���������  Kohinoor Gold Mining Co to J XV Fear and F  \V Bauer.  Open Scasamc, Magician���������Consolidated 7  Mines Co to James Wellington Lune,  Ileum Deration���������Consolidated 7 Mines Co to  JuiihhpS lliley and J W Lane.  Copper Har, Magna Charta, Grace Darling-  Consolidated 7 Mines Co lo Smith Curtis and A  J McMillan.  Hidden Treasure. White Swan and It Lee-  Crown PointGold Jlining Co to Wll Brousc.  Same���������XV II  Brousu to  War Kagle Consolidated Gold Mitt) Co.  June 20���������  Byron and Ontario���������J R Simpson to D It  Bremner, 1.  THE   $50,C00   LOAN.  Tenders Are  Itelnu   .lade  lo  Supply  the  ..liinicipalll.v Willi Honey.  Five bids have been made so far foi the  Qrst debentures of tbe municipality of  Nelsou, but as tbey remain unopened tbe  identity of the bidders is not yet revealed."  There is reason to believe, however, that  the Confederation Life Assurance company, the 15;iDk of British Columbia and  tlie Batik of Montreal are among those  who tendered.  The debentures will cover tlie sum of  850,000, will date from July 1, 1897, aDd  will ruu 20 years at 5 per cent, interest  p_^ible~-i-mft^rlj^"rt"t__e~B_-nk'���������of Mont-'  real, Nelsou, on the first daysot October,  January, April aud July.- The bonds are  not to be sold for less thau 95 per cent,  of their'face value. <..   "  _.'������>������������������ tlirlfiiK Claims.  A dispute has arisen between the owners of tbeTeuuessee and two-< properties  adjoining, aud both have been working  upon a portion of the grouud that each  claitop. Both claims wore staked on the  same day, June 2, 1896. A survey of the  Tennessee shows that the TJ. B. tunnel  is .within the limits of the former claim.  The locator of the1 U. B. maintains that  he is entitled to all the grouud covered  by his location as he made the discovery  and was the first to put up a discovery  post. A law suit will probably Ije necessary in order to settle the dispute.  -    He.Also Arrested Kennedy.  The iiiTcst, of Wood and McDonald,  the men who broke jail lust week, by  A. F. McKinnon, is nob the first time  tlie plucky- constable has had to .do  with fugitives from justice. McKinnon figured prominently in the arrest  ol" Kennedy, the murderer, who defied  all attempts to take him about three  years ago.,. Until recently, McKinnon  was employed at the Silver King mine.  HOW  WOOD .ESCAPED.  Stole a  Revolver .Willie  Holding u C'mi-  sicllulloii Willi Ills lawyer.  Through the courtesy of SiiperiuteL-  dent Hussey of the Provincial police, the  Miner has learned hlL the ;��������� details of  "Wood's escape from the Nelson jail and  ���������what transpired up to the time of his  arrest by McKinnon.  The pistol used to intjmidate Constable  Winearls was pbtained by*"Wood from  the drawer or a desk in the jail oflice  while Wood was holding a consultation  there with his lawyer. Tbis occurred on  the day Wood was brought here by Warden Armstrong of the New Westminster  penitentiary. Wood had the revolver  with him constantly until after he had  escaped. The revolver belongs to Constable luce. AVood maintains tbat he  never intended to kill Winearls. He also  claims that had he intended to do so tlie  revolver which he pointed at theconstable  was useless, the trigger being broken.  He says he only intended to bluff Winearls.  Before leaving the jail, Wood searched  the office for another weapon and found  Winearl's revolver in the drawer from  which he had taken luce's pistol. Wood  tays he never planned any escape with  McDonald but, when leaving the jail,  simply asked the boy if he wished to  escape. The two men turned towards  the lake front ns soon as they were at  liberty, ran swiftly towards'the C. & K.  depot, followed the course of Cottonwood  creek almost to its source and within  half an hour after leaving the jail were  lying in the bush along side of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway track above  the city.  Wood declares that he was nearly dead  with exhaustion when he reached the  railway, and found it impossible to proceed further. He gave Winearl's revolver to McDonald and told him to make  for the United States. lie regretted  that he over induced the boy to  accompauy him. He did not see McDonald again until they met ou the track  near Quartz creek. Wood spent Thursday night ou the hill above the city. Ou  Friday morning he broke iuto the section  house near Hall siding aud took the rifle  he had in his possession wheu arrested.  He travelled principally at night aud the  only time he spoke to strangers was  wheu he met three meu walking along  the track between Ymir and Salmo.  Wood never suspected that McKiuuou  was a constable. He ah.o denies that he  intended to kill McKinnon when the two  were struggling at- the time of his capture.  Wood said that at no time during his  liberty was he near Mrs. Hodson's garden.  The prisoner has not a bad appearance,  aud does not look like a hardened criminal. He claims to come from Gait,  Ontario, -.-.here his father, mother, two  b-others and sister, reside. Wood says  his father is n contractor. He says he  has no desire to communicate with his  friends. He has beeu iu this district for  the past three years and claims to be a  miner by occupation.  the^uo^^jTm. e  Perfect Title,  Level Townsite.  ���������������������������LOTS-*  are now on the Market.  NOTICE.  IS HEI.KBV given that sixty days after  lie I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and  works for permission to  A  Slocnn  rroiicrly That Will Soou lie a  .iroat I'roilucer.  Since acquiring the Lucky Jim miue,  the Braden syndicate has expended about  840,000 in developing the properiy.1 The  owners are now satisfied that they have  made a splendid investment. No attempt has been made to miue ore although hundreds of tons are blocked out  ready for stoping. Tbe syndicate has  just commenced the construction of a  tramway and concentrator which will be  made ready for .operation as quickly as  possible. As soon ..as all arrangements  are completed, the Lucky Jim will be one  of the biggest producers in the Sloear."  The Orphan lloy <nse.  Action to quash the sale of the Orphan  Boy mine has not been allowed to .lapse  but will be steadily prosecuted to a fiu*  ish.   The Vancouver committee are doing all in their  power to push  matters  aud put themselves into a position to sllc  cessfully defend their case.   The uew  pendens tiled last week is not an indication of surrender.    .  Corner Lots on Columbia Avenue from SI25  to $150. Inside Lots  $100. Other Lots from  $75 to $100. Terms,  one-third cash, one-third  in 3 months, one-  in 6 months.  FOR RENT.  Bar Room Slocan Hotel host plaee in tho  country, no competition, low rent. Call at the  Slocan. ; .. (GS1)  Slocan Crossing, June 29th, 18!)".  TRANSFER OF BUSINESS  Messrs. Proctor, Busk, Houghton and West  having leased the Outlet Hotel aVllalfour, to  Mr. J, C. Blandy, inform the public that they  are not responsible for any debts incurred  since His occupancy. (170  Foot=f orm "- Shape  English style, rounded curve on outer side  of shoe, tapering to narrow flat toe.    Fits  comfortably a foot which looks larger than  the shoe.     Laced���������Buttoned���������Congress  ���������or Oxford, in Black, Tan, Seal Brown,  Carmine, or Wine color.   Half sizes 5 to 11.  Widths  B to  E.    Goodvear  Welt.  S3-5"o*  sole.  -54-5������> ?5-5������-     Stamped on  "The Slater Shoe''  Catalogue  Fill  \>  A FEW FACTS  Concerning Mineral City.  The mines on Cariboo Creek in the  famous Slocan District'are tributary  to Mineral City. Tenders are being  invited by the Provincial Government  fSFITwagraT^  to Mineral City. ������  Mineral City will be to the Cariboo  District what Rossland is to the Trail  Creek District. See key plan, at any  agent's office.  A sample shipment of 60 tons of ore  was sent to the Trail smelter which  assayed $60 in gold to the ton.  The conditions in Mineral City are  the same as in Rossland when it  started.  el   .  Like Rossland it is in the middle of the  mines.  imrchasc the following described property:'  Commencing at a post planted alongside tlie X.  B. stake of the Columbia and Kootenay Hailway Co's. grant situate on thc West Arm of  Kootenay Lake opposite IJalfour and called L.  J. Tohnio's N.W. corner post thence ruuning  south 80 chains along the eastern boundary  line of thc said railway company's grant thence  east 80 chains, thence north and west along  the shore of Kootenay lake to the point of commencement and containing VM) uurcs more or  less. L. J. TOl-MIK.  Dated'Jiine llth, 1807. (i!55)  iVoiice of ��������� ApplicaiioD fur Liquor . License  TAKE notice that I. Hermann Knorr, will  ajiply to tlie Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Kootenay, thirty days afterdate, for a license  to sell liquor by retail at Deer I'ark, in said district, HJCItMAXN.  KNOI.K.  Dated at Deer I'ark, II. C, this -Sth day of  June. 18117. (i8'J   l  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply nl Thomson   Stationery ������������������'���������  Store,  Kelson. 427  Do you want Tj p������? Do you want Ink?  Do you want to trade rrciixcn?  Do you want to trade I'aper Caller,,?  Do you want anything in the Printing. Mnchln  cry line?   11 so write to  TOKft.VTU TYPi: FOIIMIKY CO.   ":  Cl>!������ ,.JU Card ova 81., Vmiruvver, It. {,',  BEST BREAD  IN THE CITY  Ask your grocer for A. It. Stewart's nrciul.  Columbian llakery, rear Thomson's Hook Store.  Goods delivered to any part of the city.     (Kl  Artistic Creations  Hats, Shirts, Waists,  Sleeves,  Coats and Capes  FRENCH PATTERN HATS  C_8  mrs. k. Mclaughlin,  Josephine street, below Hukcr.  WHEN IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olympic  UOO..IS  ia.i������Ti:ui:i_   _->  HA������������ Fixisp.  SK.VLV FliKXISIIRU. 'Vss  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  EL S. GALLOP, Prop.    THONT 8T., IASLO, B.O.  FOR wines and mm  ABDBSSS         514  California Wine Co,  NELSON  B.C.  House Painting  Paper Hanging  A.  ENSTEAD,  WARD ST.,.     ,  Opposite Steam Laundry  651-  ING ODT  To Hardware Dealers, Iron Works, Traders,  Miner*., Mill Men,.Farmers nod-Oilier!*.'  Having determined to close oubourbiisincsn  in hardware, metals, agricultural implements,  etc... duriuK the next few weeks, we now offer  our large slock in lols to suit at prices considerably under cost.' Our goods are all new and tlie  issortnient very laruc and thin opportunity to  stock up under market prices should not be  overlooked.  XVu have instructed Mr. Ccoi-ko HyrncH, Auctioneer, to close out our slock at an curly date  nt public auction, of which due notice will lie  given.  MARVIN A TILTON.  (Ml) "Wharf Street, Victoria, li.C.  KASLO, B, C,  VICTORIA, B. C  NELSON, B.C.  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  ..Promoter and Organizer  Of the Slornii l.iik_: Ui.l.l ������l Sllvrr SIIiim,  l.il., and of the HrllMi I'limitll.-in t;������l������l Flrliln  t:\ploralloii l������fVilo|Hin:iit anil liivrNli.ic.it  Company. I..I., and lute General Western  ManiiKor of tlio latter Company.  __ILKEK _L- WELLS, gole Agent* for .\eIsoa.  I  t.I___.E_. KBO!-., Agents at Kaslo !  Apply to the following Agents, Nelson:  ������. A. JOWETT,  '  A. R. SHERWOOD,  ITHER. J. BEALEY CO, Ltd. Ly., Ross-  i ���������      ���������  j land, .General-Agents,  l  ki By whom alone agreements will be given.  Can Supply-     .  CAPITALISTS  and. INVESTORS'  Willi Good  Gold and Silver Properties, and. all Information with Reference to tlie Gold Fields of 11. C..  Nelson. B.C., May, 1S97. (Ml)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson. Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Roug-h   and   Dressed  Lumber, : Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Ct. O. pUchaijaij  113 1'H'E MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 3) 1897.  iae-  KEW   LOCATIONS.  Kelson.  June 25���������  Democrat-W L Potter, bet fork* Groliman  ck, extn Troy claim.  Thelma���������It George,same.  Grit���������C H Bean. .nine.  Klk Horn���������W G Goppock, near mouth Tulip  ck  M 51 Ar���������T Capparelli, 3 mi fill Kokanee ck,  IA mi fin West ek.  "Wanita���������A JIozzlo, samo. ,    _.  I X L���������It  It McDondald,  near head Kokanee ek. ."  Jay���������TG Allan, A. 1, Stewart. 11   mi up Nelson mt, ll mi e Urohman ck.  1'erth���������Same, same,  Clyde���������Same. same.  Nellie���������Same, same.  Goodinnotro���������C E Miller, head w fork Kokanee ek. .  Venture���������V G Graham, 8 mi up h-oK'uiee ck.  Every���������S  1*  Goldberg, head   w   fork  Kokanee ck.  Ironclad���������V G Graham, same.    -  California--A S Gray, saine.  Orinond���������II  It Lielli.my, on divide on n side  Wild Horseck.  June '20���������  Deckson���������H Anderson, 3 mi fin N & I* S  ry,  on e side Moulder ek.  Ina Maud-O D Clear etal. _ mi abovo s fork  on Wild Horse ek.  Mary- 15���������J   McNamara,   1-  O'Hrien,    Wild  Horse ck, 11 mi fin Ymir.  Nellie ll-WG Kennedv, same.  Snow Flake���������H A Hatlleld.same.  Two Nations���������T l.acoinbe,   0 Arridson,  on  slope bet Eight Mile and w fork Kokanee ck.  First Defenee-J W Walbcy, Falls ck, 2J mi  fin C & lv ry. ���������   ,      ,  Uncle Sam���������0 and G  I'eonc. M Guilder. A\  Hrown, n fork Hidden ck, 5 mi fm Salmon riv.  Hoon���������W Hrown, same.  Kugenc���������G G Hay, e fork n fork Salmon riv.  ltniny Day���������E S Davis, same.  Olga-J Philbert, n side Clear ck, 31 mi fm  Klise claim.  Sophia���������Same. sime.  Whitewater -IJ Hecord, same.  Diamond Jubilee���������C Jiszkowic/., Salmon riv,  3 mi c Hall sirlinir.  Glenevct���������V Walters,  J Mowat. Toad nit, J  mi sSlar claim, formerly located as Sladaconn,  June 28���������  Starlight���������J A Lade, 1 mi o Deer Park.  Nora���������0 Anderson, at head McPhee ek.  North Star���������O Anderson, W Oleson, same.  Idlewild���������AT Davies, w side Falls ck, 2 mi  fm Kootenay riv.  Manner���������D McKinary, bet Hall and 49 cks.  Charmer���������E Peters, Hall ck, 31 mi a of N &  F S ry, formerly Minerva claim.  Unknown���������G F Motion. A U Peters,!* Peters,  Hall ck, IV mi f in N&FS ry.  Grey Stone���������C A Salstrom, Fuller ck, 1500 ft  fin Kootenay riv.  King of the Forest���������II T Aitken, I mi w Give  Out ck, 4 mi s w Nelson.  Buckeye���������J Hrown, 2 mi s Deer ck, adj Juniata.  Juniata���������W A Augstadt,same.  Buckhorn���������FA Mover, same.  Opal-J Ward, Wild Horse ek, adj Wilcox.  Chatsworth���������J Uurruss, same.  June 29���������  City of Montreal���������S Lefebore, same.  Zulu King���������XV Allen. 3 mi up Bear ck.  Dollie Virden���������A W Blancy, same.  Esta EsTambien���������A Hoss. head Kokanee ek.  Yokohama���������J Hartuian, 3 mi w Nelson, adj  Diamond Jubilee.  Mollie Jolm_ton-S B McColl, S Willey, 1000  ft s Mollie Gibson claim on Kokanee ok.  Juno 30���������  Skylark���������J Stinson, U mi s Tulip ck, IJ nii e  Lower Arrow lake.  Green Ore���������J Lepcst, 1 mi s Sheep ck, _ mi c  Wolf ck.  Maple Leaf���������P P Cullen, at Deer Park, ad.i  Hob Roy.  Tip Top���������P Olstad, n side Lower Arrow lake,  8 mi fm Hobson.  Dominion Group���������S Lefebore et al, 7 mi up  Wild Horse ck.  Amego���������F Leclcre, Clearwater c'.t, I) mi fm  N&F.Sry. "  Belle Ville���������Same. same.  .Dover���������J Purdy, 11 D Mack, Barrett ck,-3 mi  fmN&FSry.  ���������   St Louis���������M Horn, s fork 4!) ek, adj Ilayal.  Li'zic N���������G Neukum, same.  Neukum G���������G Neukum, same;  Kitty R���������XV S Naylor, Sproule ck,   1 mi fm  C&Kry.  Alphia���������PF Klein et al, near head Kokanee  ck.  Kokanee Star���������W G   Peebles, ,1  J Yacklcy,  s w Spokane Hoy.  Hoquiam���������P F Klein, J A Acteson, same.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOK 1897 UP TO DATE.  OltE EXl'OUTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Kossland via Northport..  Hossland via Nelson   .12,8511  . 4-.H)  . S,!.51 _  t___  Tons   Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.5 1,405,231.10  Re.elstoKo (Naitusp)...       424,8.Hi.(i.i  1,830.4US,05  Average value per ton, ������71.0S3  I>KO!)_ICK OF SMKLTKKS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte  TSlii  I'rail Smeller Matte     \ 32liat  1051?  Total value, $l.!Hj_:,4(i5._7  "   ol oro ami maUo exported, ������3,7311,533.92  OKE  SHIPMENTS.  KeturuH Since Lasl  Week.  VIA NAKUSI;.  Slocan Star to Omaha   Idaho to "          Mountain Chief "          lleco "          Enterprise "          Monitor "          Hustler *'          Total value, ������117,917.  Average value per ton, ������91,522.  VIA   KASLO.  Ruth lo Kverett   Ruth to Pueblo, Col   Whitewater to Everett   Washington  to Omaha   ' Payne Mine to Pueblo,  Col..  Sunset to Aurora   Apax "          Antoine        "          slocau Boy   "          lilack Diamond lo Pueblo ...  Noble Five . "'       ���������  Total value, ������38,112  Average value per ton, ������80.172.  sso  1J!I  20  40  I'JO  1SJ  12171  130  15  15  32  L'lW  -1  lu  lti.  J 5  :.ai  33  H8:i  VIA    NOHTIIl'Oin'.  Lc Roi to Everett   Le Roi to Tacoma   ���������Il.fi  320  78li  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]      159  Hall Mines Smeller      20  Hall Mines Hullion      150  Total value, 5182,405.30.  329  MINING   NEWS.  -    The lluiicex a Success.  The balls of Thursday and Friday  nights were well utteDded. The second  floor ot the McDonald block was used od  each occassion. The hall m as decorated  with evergreens, ilags and bunting nud  presented  iv very   pleasing appearance.  On Friday uight a prize, consisting of  a silk umbrella, was presented to Mrs.  David La 13au as the best lady wallzer in  attendauce. Mr. Charles Duke secured  the prize for the best'male dancer. II  consisted of a handsome silvf r mounted  cane.--  O.R.&N.  Shortest and Quickest  Route, to  Goeiu-'iL Alone; inines, Pulouso, Lewis-  ton, Walla YVall.-i, Raker Oity Mines.  Portland, San Fnincisco, Cripple Crock  gold mines and all points Kast and  South. 'Only linn Kiist via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer, .tickets to Ku-  rope and other foreign countries.  7:15 p m.  Daily  'ilii a. in.  Daily  sroKAXi._Ti.Mi-:s{Mii._i)ui.|.:  Kast Mail-Walla Walla  Portland, Sun Francisco  linker Cily and the east.  Local Mam.���������Coeur d'  Alenes. Kiirniinglon, Gnr-  lield, Colfax,Pullman aud  Moscow.  Akuivk  7:15 n. m.  Daily  U-.lj l). in.  Daily  VICTORIA,   B.   C.  LONDON, England;  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants, : Shippers : and : Importers  DEALERS IN"  *  For through tickets aud  further iuforniatioii  apply utO.R & N. Co.'s ollice.  130 lliverside avenue,   I  18 Columbia avenue,  Spokane, Wash.      I        Rowland. IJ. C.  I. Ca.mi'iuci.i., I       11. M. Adams,  - General Agent.        I Tr.iv. F. and P. Agent.  W. II. Hijulhuut, General Pass. Agent,  IKil Portland, Oregon.  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  Tira Inprtait Points  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to lhat poiut '"ill aflbrd you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the "Wisconsin Central  because that line makes tbe closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, aud  its service is first-class in every particular  Tllli-D���������For information, call ou your  neighbor and friend, the nearest. ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the "Wisconsin Central liues, or address  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Fas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  oi-Gko. S. Hattv.  General Agent,  24G SUi'rk St..  (570) Portland, Or.  The. Mile I'oint mine near Ainsworth  will soott;_be making regular ore shipments.*  ��������� The Center Star sent three carloads of  ore to the Trail smelter last week, this  beiug their first shipment.  The licenses of all raining companies  doing business in British Columbia  expired on the last day of Jnn������*.  A shipment of ore has been received at  the Hall Mines smelter from the Howard  Fraction mine, a Lemou creek property.  The Exchange group, a Springer creek  property, ban beeu bonded for $42,500 to  Alexander Dick, who represents a pyndi-  ��������� cate headed-by Sir-Charles-Tupper _._���������_  Tbe Supreme Court.  The supreme court docket is being  disposed of as fast as possible by Mr.  Justice Walkem. The ilonita-Tigei-  Fraction case is being tried" today.  The suit .is entered as Austin vs.'  ' Adams. s ,.  .   The untried cases are as follows:  Corbin vs. the Lookout .Mining com-  v pany.   Hanna  vs. -'AVutson,  Nelson &  ��������� Fort Sheppard   Railway "company vs.  '-" oHatfield and fifteen  others,   Cook  vs.  Fraser, Bennison vs. The Kureka Mining company,  Dank  of  Montreal vs.  the Giant Powder company, and Tomlinson vs, Braden.  Most of the suits are disputes over  the location of_iniiH_i.il ground.  The I'im.I  Hares.  Iu the athletic contests, the 100 yard-  race for boys under 10 wne won by Steel,  lirst aud Maybee second. The 120 yard  hurdle race was wou by A. ,T. Dill first  aud R. McLeod second. The 100 yard  free for nil was wou by A. "J. Dill lirst  and G. "Wright second. Tbe potato race  was won by McLeod.  Twelve .11 <>n I Im' Imprison.ent.  Janies'McDouald, the young man.wno  accompanied Murderer Wood iu his  break for freedom, was tried and fouud  guilty of jail-breaking br.fore Mr.* Justice  "Walkem last .Wednesday. He was sentenced to twelve months in the  penitentiary. "  "limy oii l.cail.  - It has beea proposed in the United  States senate that-the. duty on lead,  :lead-beariug ores, lead dross aud lead  bullion be changed from 2 to 2.| cents  per pound.  t'ulO.M. Uc<lllC<'<I.   -  The Domiuion Foto Co., owing to  the  bad weather,have decided to extend their  greatly "reduced prices until   July Sth.  , Don't forget the baby day.  Baby I������ay.  . On Wednesday, July 7, pictures of all  babies 2 years and under will be made  free of charge at the Dominion Foto Co's  tent.       , .  Co ii I vol til' llie California.  Mr. A. J. Marks, of this city, has secured the controlling interests in the  California miue, a valuable -Slocan property situated- near the Mountain Chief  mine. It is probable that this deal will  result in the California being bonded to  eastern people for a large sum.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I, George   II.  Woods, will not be responsible  for any debts  contracted bv mv wife,  Isabella Woods, on or  after J uly 1st, 1S'J7.  ((ISO) GEORGE   II.   WOODS.  Notice of Application "For Liquor License.  TAKE NOTICK that 30 days after date [ intend toapply to the Government Agent at Nel:  son for license to sell liquor by retail al Slocan  Junction. H.   LAMHl-l.T,  ���������Diitcd-Nclson7*I-.Cn-2(ilh-.lune,-lS!)77^---(liSS) ���������  FOR SALE  One large powerful self-playing Organ, plays  about, ;,0 pieces of assorted dance music, etc.  The best Organ this side of Kan Francisco,  suitable for dance house, theatre, concert room.  One or two smaller Organs on the same principles.   For further particulars apply to  T.   XV.   FI-I.TCHK1-,  (IIS7) , Victoria, lt. C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY"  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Provincial LanclStirveyors,Accountants and General Agents.  Kelson-and Eossland, - -  West Kootenay  (ii)O Nelson Office, cor. Victoria, and Stanley Sts.  Int.-national toiption  mi Me-Co, Lt  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in  ell'eet Jlay Mill).  1807.    Subject  to change without notice..  Five Mile Point, connection with, all passenger  trains of N. & F. S. 11. It. lo and from  Northport, Rc.is_.land and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage eheekcd;to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:30 a. m.    Arrive Northport,  12:1;') p.m.; liossland 3:40 p. in.:   Spokane li p. hi.  Leave Nelson for ICaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:00 p. in.   Leaving Spokane's  a. m; Kossland 10:30 a. m.;   Xoi'lhpo'rt 1:50.p. in.  Nets Service on Kootenav Lake.  Leave Xelson for Kaslo, etc., Tues., Wed.',  Thurs., Fri., Sat.., Sr.'IOa. tn. Arrive ICaslo 12:30  p. iu. Leave ICaslo for Xelson. etc., Hon.,  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 5:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson D.0II p. in.  Bonner's Ferry and A'oolenay River Serz-ice.  Leave ICaslo. Saturday .-.. 11:00 p.m.  Arrive liouiidary, Sunday  7:1)0 a. m.  Arrive Bonner's Ferry, Sunday  11:30 a*, in.  Leave Honner's Ferry, Sunday 1:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday,...' 5:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo.-Sunday 10:00 p. in.  Close connection at Honner's.'Ferry with  trains Kust bound, leaving Spokane 7:40 a. m.  and AVest bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  ICaslo, 13. C, 15th May, 18!)7.  31 GEO. ALEXANDER  Gen'l Mgr.  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B .0.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  The Fastest Time on Record!  We have just received from Hamilton, via C. P. R., a car load of Mixed Hardware, comprising  Shelf and Builder's Hardware of every description, Steel, Anvils, Bellows, Picks, Shovels, Axes, and  everything in the way of Miners' Supplies and Prospectors' Outfits. Just twelve days from the date  of shipment, and still there are'people in Kootenay who are mean enough to rci'cr to this enterprising  corporation as a "giant monopoly," selfish, soulless, and carrying nothing for the convenience of  ils patrons.  Wc have also just Lo hand a car load of Ogilvie's Hungarian Flour and a large consignment of  Brack in an & Kcr's Rolled Oats and Meals, and a car load of Groceries by the Great Northern Railway's fast freight, only six days from Victoria! This is why our stock is so fresh and clean. Call  and see us and get prices.     Mail orders promptly attended to.     Free delivery to any part of the city.  BRICK BLOCK,  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  1.1!)  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  The Fern Gold Mining and Milling Co.  LIMITED, LIABILITY  CAPITAL. $200,000; In 800,000 Sliares of 25c. each.  HEAD  OP PICE. VANCOUVER. B. C  rMnr*r\T/\nC       F. C.  IXNI.S. I 'resilient and .danatfini; 1-ircctor.    (). S. 1.ICIIA1.IIS, Director.  IjIRfc'^-l   UnO:    UOUT. O. TATLO.V, Vice 1'rcsidoiit.' C. C. LsKNNl.TT, Secretary.  mill  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds.  will now be kept  -at Nelson.  (JS0     CHARLES StI-AUBI., Agent  THE  FERN  is a well   developed   Mine, with   enough   ore   now in sight to   supply a   10-stamp  for two years.  The value of this ore has heen ascertained hy milling and smelting quantities in a practical manner, and  iti-uns from $10.00 to $300. per ton.  Five tons taken from an open cut on the surface and milled at the Poorman mill near Nelson, gave a  return of $61.00 per ton in free gold, and showed a value of $50.00 per ton in concentrates,' making a total  value of $111.00 per ton.   .'."'.  The tunnel at main level, which is in 400 feet on ledge, cut this same rich ore at a depth of about 160  feet below the surfacci; and now shows continuous rich ore for one hundred feet, which runs from $32.00 to  over $300.00 per ton.  The Mine is proven to a depth of over 225 feet.  The prolit on ore now in sight should be sufficient to pay twice tlie capital of thc company.  -oo 000 shares of the stock have been   subscribed for by an underwriting  syndicate, which  guarantees  all the cash required by the company, and  arrangements  are  now  being  made to   equip thc Mine with a 10  stamp mill, which it is hoped will be in running order in August.    _  Onlv 100,000 shares will be offered to the public at par, and a large number of these have already  been applied for.  The Prospectus contains full information, and will be furnished on application to the brokers.  EEOKEES:  GEO. W. HAMILTON   & SON,  mc 24 Sacramento St., Hontreai, P. Q.  C. INNES,  Vancouver, B. C.  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAILWAY  J___N"I_)  SOO   PACIFIC   _Li_csr_E.  ������^^WWVWWWi^S  Try  Yaiiity Fair"  Cigarettes  i  W. S. Kimball _. Co.  Bochester, U. T.  17 first Prize Medals  g PASSENGER-_6  u TRAINS V  EACH   DAY   BETWEUN  Trail and Rossland  ON" Till.  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  ! ,. ' Hun made in one lioui.  N'o. (> leaves Kossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  N'o. I! leaves  Trail   at 8:1.5 a. in.   Connects at  liossland wiih Red Montain train for Spokane.       - -     .. . ���������.  Xo. 2 leaves Hossland at. 1:00 p. 111,   Connects  willi ('. IJ. 11. niuin  line steamers for the  iiorLh ut Trail.  -  N'o. 1 leaves Trail nt 2:30 p. 111.   Connects with  C. I'. 11. main line sloaincrs from the north  at Trail.  Xo. I leaves Kossland  at 1:20 p. 111.   Connects  with Red Mountiiin train from Spokane at  liossland.  N'o. 5 leaves Trail al. ,5:15 p. in.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Oilices: K. 1������. GU'J'KLIUS.  Trail 11. C. "     General Supt,  1\T0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  . SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  ,TO  ,  all points in the*  United States and Canada  Dii-i-cr Connection with  the  Spo-  kane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TKATXS'  No.-l "West depart,  S:25 p. in  No. 2 East,....       " 7-.00a. in.  Tickets to  Japan  and  China via. Ta-  coina anil Northern "J'acifie  *���������   S. S. (-'ruiipuiiv.  The most direct route to  All Points_in_Canada   *'&  United States and Europe.,  SR  DAILY   SERVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your  baggage checked to your destination without change.  THE   SURVEYOR'S  THE������SHORTEST  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating Tourist   Curs  to Toronto,   Montreal  and  Boston without  change.  .   Also   Through  '        "   "        v -      Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and i'or the  South daily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets nnd full particnlnra as to rates, time, etc., apply  lo  Dearest C. P. H.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelsou. *=>  11. m. mcgregor. e. j. co\ll,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Du-t. Pass. Aitt. Vancouver  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  II is (he Most Modern hiKqiiipiiicitt.  It is llie Heaviest Kiillcil l.lnc.  II lins a KocU-ltallnsl Jtomlbetl.  li Crosses Jin Smiil Ocssrrts.  It is  tbe Only Line   Kuunlng   ILu.vurlou*  ���������lub  Kflom Can,  II In N'otcil for Hie Courtesy uf lis Employes.  It i.s lhe Only line Srrvins Meals  011 llie  a lu Curie  I'lun.  rnni/REFRESHING ���������L������s  ���������L> \-J \-J Lj -a-nelson soda water factory-^  For information, time cards, map!  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F  it N. and its connections, or   .  K.I). GI UBS.  General Ascent.  SJ'OKAXE,  WASH.  -OK-  A. I). CHARLTON.  Asst. Ueiil. Pass. Airent.  So. 255 Jlorrison St., Corner of Third"  I'ortlaiKi, Orc<!<ui.  . ij- Write for new map of the Kootenay couutry. 031  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.  -���������>   ���������'  IE1.' -CD-  Orders delivered promptly.  THROUGH    THE "  GRANDEST       SCENERY  IN AMERICA BV D_.YI__G.IT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navife'iitiou on Great Lakes via Duluth iu  connection with Magnificent, Passeuger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.   ���������  02<J  BOX   88-  the Mcdowell atkins watson ;co��������� li  -WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL^S^S  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A1 full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles,. Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  Kor maps, tickets and complete infoiination  call on or address Agents, JC. & S. Ity., (J. & IC.  S. Nav. Co., X. & 1<\ S. Hy., or  C. <:. IH.YOX, .ieneral Agent.  , .Spokane, WaxU.  ������. I. WI1ITS.KY, ������'. I'. A T. A.,  351 SI. Paul, Minn.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  the Mcdowell, atkins, watsor co  , VANCOUVER, B. C.  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  4.17 HASTINGS STREET  Leave 8.10 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6-CO p.m,  "    10:00 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:40   ".  "    8-00 a.m. SPOKANE   "    6.00 p.m.  Passeugers Cor Kettle River aud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stags  Daily.


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