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The Miner May 15, 1897

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Array Whole Numbei.  63  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, May  15, 1897.  Price Five Cents  THE CITY COUNCIL.  OPFEE OF THE CONSUMEfiS' WATER  COMPANY.  Will   Sill   tin-.   System lor $_������������������<>.���������The Ira-  lii-ovrnienl  ol' SI reels and Siilc.valliS  lo lie  ..onliiiiicil.  All members wore present at tbo meeting of tbe board of aldermen last Monday night and considerable bustness was  disposed of.  The committee ou public works submitted a report recommending tbat thc  expenditures on streets bs as follows:  Josepkinostreefc.S-lOO; Stanley strcet,$200;  Mill street, ig2iW; Silica street, $200;  tliat the contract for bidowalkiug Hall  stieet tie awarded to A. Chisholm: that  Bilker street bridge be repaired the whole  length and that n_eessary repairs be  made on Baker street.    Filed.  A number of minor petitions relating  tc the Hooding oE water were received  aud filed.  City Treasurer A. II. Clements was  grauted a leave of absence of two mouths.  The resignations of Policemen 11. A.  Winearls aud Jesse A. Bigelow, were  road aud accepted.  A eommuuieatiou from Mr. J. A. Mara  stated tbat the Consumers' Water Works  company was prepared to oiler its plant  to the city for 85000. It was resolved to  ask the city solicitor what rights the  company had in the city. A motion  carried "to instruct thc engineer to inspect tbe pipes and report at the next  meeting.  A communication was received from  Armstrong & Morrison asking permission  to bid ou steel pipe to be used in waterworks construction.  An application was received' from  Robert funis asking for the position of  policeman.  A communication from the Tribune  Publishing Co , ulV.rcd to print advertije-  meuts for the city at the rale of tive  cents per nouparie! line of thirty-one ems  measure for first insertion and two oeuls  per liue for each subsequent insertion.  Referred to the finance committee.  By-law No. 7, for the prosecution of  vice" was read u second time. It provides against the use.of iudecent lan-  gunge,-exposure, nakedness in bathing,  and ill treatment of animals, Referred  to committee ot the whole.  Major Houston stated that the expenditure ou street work up to date has beeu  8181.50 for help'' aud 852.50 for tools.  Included in this expense is thc culvert  on Mill tt.'eet and stringers for three  small biidges. The" expenditure for  sidewalks has been about SoOO.  The city engineer was instructed to  establish the grade of Stanley street  from Observatory street to the mines  road and to submit au estimate of the  cost of grading.  ���������A resolution passed awarding Alexander Chisholm the contract for sidewalk-  ing Hall street at S3.75 per thousand as  per  his  bid.  The city engineer was instructed to  examine  aud "report upou the most feasible -way of making Ward street passable  "Ti t"S i 1 icIu_tils"o_t o're po r t" u pon"the-cos t-o ������-  a bridge across Silica street.  Alderman Fletcher introduced a resolution instruitiug the street gang to  repair Latimer street from Josephine to  Stanley at a cost not to exceed 8300.  The "city engineer was instructed to  report upou openiuguptho alley between  Silica aud ..Carbonate streels and Ward  and Josephine streets.  Considerable discussion took place iu  regard to the expediency of taking action  regarding liquor liceuscs before the  license" by-law was passed and became  operative." Mayor Houston suggested  that as it would be a mouth before tbe  by-law could be made operative, it would  be well for the couucil to pass a resolution authorizing'liim to receive money  aud issue a receipt for same to be applied  upon future licenses. He maintained  that the government bad no right to  issue liceuscs within tbe city limits. A  resolution passed authorizing him to  issue receipts in lieu of licenses,provided  - that the city solicitor approves the same.  STEAMERS WRECKED.  first, and was washed somo distance upon  the reef.  Captain Sanborn, knowing the danger  his passengers were in, immediately  ordered tbe gaug plauk put out ou to the  tecf and all the passengers were thus  walked over it on to a large rock that  protruded some distance out of the water.  He also made fast the bow of the boat to  thc rocks, secured tho life boat and landed  all the passengers on the shore.  Captain Sanborn had hardly completed  his arrangements for saving hi. passengers . and crew when the Gwendoline,  which was not expected until next morning came in sight arouud a bend iu the  river. Captain Armstrong was in charge  of the Gwendoline. He saw how the  Kuth lay on the rocks and also saw it  was impossible for him to pass in the  regular channel. He attempted to take  another course, but owing to the swiftness of the current and the short space  of time it was impossible for him todoso.  The boat was washed broadside onto the  Uuth. The passengers ou board the  Gwendoline became pauicstricken, and it  was with difficulty that some were restrained from jumping iuto the river.  All were finally landed safely and  broughtdownto Jennings. Both steamers  are total wrecks. There are fully iJOO pas-  sengerscampedatBoiinea'sFerry awaiting  transportation to theFort Steele country.  The" loss of tbe steamers will be a strious  blow to that district as it will be July 1  before tbe new steamer, now under course  of construction, can be gotten read for  service.  PADDY MILES CONVICTED  The Sad Story of an Unpaid Moi-t-  iri-g-e and Unrcciprocated  A flections.  John Miles, better known as "Paddy,"  the ex-provincial constable, was sentenced by Judge Forin last Thursday to  three months in jail at hard labor and  was seut to Kamloops to serve his time-  It appears that Miles has a chattel  mortgage en the furniture in the Stanley  house,.which until recently was kept by  Mrs. McDouald. Of late there has been  considerable trouble about finances and  the rent was allowed to become delinquent. The sheiitf was put in the house  and Miles who is a close friend of Mrs.  Mis. McDonald has been worried over  the probable outcome of the affair.. He  drowned his sorrows iu the cup thnt  cheers and also inebriates, aud on Wednesday morning went up to see Mrs. McDonald who had takeu rooms at the Si!-,  ver King hotel. The lady was engaged  at her ;��������� oruing toilet wheu Miles made  his appearance. For some unknown reason Miles laid violent hands ou her  and she screamed. Silver Kiug Johnson  responded promptly to the alarm and,  according lo his testimony iu court, lie  fouud the lady on the floor with blood  ou ber face and Miles iu the act of choking her.  The ex-constable was shortly afterwards arrested by acting Chief of  Police Ketclium. At the hearing ho  told the judge that he did not mean to  bo violent and had no intention of  injuring the lady. Mrs. McDonald  did nob lay the complaint and did not  appear against him in the light of  prosecuting witness.  Judge Forin "in passing sentence  said that had she done so he would  have sentenced the prisoner to two  years imprisonment. He was aware  ���������of���������the-close-relationship-existing-be--  tween the two principals and would  exersiso such lienieiicy as he consistently could. He directed that the  prisoner be confined in jail for a  period of three months at hard labor.  During the progress of the case the  court room was crowded with spectators.  A   SETTLEMENT   PEOBABLE.  Tlie Km Hi and Gwendoline; llolh Wrecked  in llie Koolenay ltiver.  The "two steamers ot the International  Transportation company���������Kuth , and  -Gwendoline���������plying between Jennings  aud Fort Steele, were wrecked ou the  rocks in Box canyon on'the Koatenay  river, four miles from this place, a week  agoyesterday. The swift current swept the  steamers .-.on to a reef aud b-.tli went to  the bottom with- their cargoes. All the  passengers were saved, but not without  difficulty.  About five minutes past six o'clock,  the. steamer Itulh, iu charge of Captaiu  Sanborn, attempted to come through' the  canyon. The current is very swift and it  had previously been a dangerous part of  the river, but owing to the removal of  rocks there by the company all danger  ���������was done away with. - The Kuth had  almost passed through the canyou and  was emerging into still water wheu a  huge log got caught iu the rudder and  the wheel and made the vessel unmau-  ageble. The captain, realizing the danger he was iu, attemptedcto sieer the  vessel to shore, but the log had so fastened itself that he was powerle.s to turn  the pilot wheel either way. -  The engines were run full speed aslern  as that was the only means of clearing  the rock, but it was without avail. The  log. acting as a rudder.swept the boat  with almost irrestible force against a  point of rocks nearly iu the center of ihe  river.. The boat struck these rocks bow  Captain tit y.sln bits .Hakes ii Itciiorlon Hie  Dyking Company's Operation...  Captaiu-Fitzstubbs has returned from  his trip to the Upper Kootenay"valley-  He has taken a considerable amouut of  evidence in the matter of the dispute betweeu the American settlers just south of  the international bouudary liue, and the  Kooteuay Reclamation company. His  investigations have been embodied iu n  lengthy report which he'has forwarded  to the Provincial government. The Victoria authorities will, iu turn, send it to  the Dominion government at Ottawa. ���������--  Upon his arrival at the scene of the  difficulty Captaiu Fitzstubbs discovered that the situation - was ��������� as  stated iu the , last issiib of the  Minei?." The lands of the squatters  bordering on the international boundary  line have been flooded by the diversion  of water caused by the operations of the  Reclamation .company. The damage is  not very extensive,- nevertheless, the  American settlers have sustained some'  loss. The information obtained by the  captain will uot be made public until it  bas been considered by the Ottawa  officials. There is reason to believe; however, that a satisfactory settlement of the  claims "of the squatters against the Reclamation company will be speedily  arranged to the satisfaction of all parties  concerned. It may also be accepted as a  fact that the Reclamation company will  con tinue their dyking operations.  SEEIOUS EEFLE0TIONS OAST UPON  ALEXANDER SPROAT.  The   .teliiig   .iol.l Commissioner Holds an  Important Inquiry nl. Sir.iv  Oenver.  OFFIGEES   OF   THE   LAW.  The   Mayor  .Appoints   Two   Well. Known  .lien to Preserve Law and Order.  Mayor Houston on Tuesday appointed  Seneca G.. Ketchum and Robert. Ince  police officers to serve until the noxt meeting of the city council. Mr. Ketchum is  well knowD as a newspaper mau. Mr.  Ince, whose father was chief clerk of customs at Ottawa, was for eight years, from  18S_5 to 1890, with the Northwest  mounted police under commissioners  Irving and Herckomer. For four years  be was a non commissioned officer.    He  . has been in detective and secret service  | since that time. -  Acting under instructions from this  minister of mines, acting Gold Commissioner Gopel held a court of inquiry  at New Denver last Monday concerning the complaint of Thomas Blench  and William Pannell, free miners,  against Alexander Sproat, .mining  recorder of New Denver.  Mr. It. B. Kerr, appeared as counsel  for Mr. Sproat, and Mr. F. L. Christie,  of Sandon, acted  in a similar capacity  for the complainants.  Blench and Pannell, in tlieir complaint to the minister of mines, affirm  that, last August, they located the Big  Four, Dyak, Lucknow and Genoa  mineral claims at the head of Ten-  Mile creek, near a group of claims  known as the U and I. Applications  for record of the locations were forwarded to the recording office at New  Denver and no further attention was  given to the matter by these parties  until it was discovered last December  that the claims had not been put on  record. It was known at the time  the papers for record were forwarded  that a valuable strike had been made  on the IJ and 1 group. After the.  snow came, Francis Pynian, of New  Denver, was sent to locate the Big  Four ground. Blench and Pannell  further affirm, upon investigation  they learned that Pynian had asserted  that he was paid $100 to do this work,  and further, that lie obtained his information, concerning the defect of  record of the Big Four claim, from  the mining recorder at the New Denver office. They also assert that they  attempted to lay the matter before  the . gold commissioner, Captain Fitzstubbs, who refused to listen to tlieir  story.  In support of these contentions they  have produced a number of affidavits.  The first is from L. H. Harrison,  notary public, stating that on the  eighteenth day of August, ISiXi, ho  prepared the proper affidavits required  by the Mineral Act for recording the  Dyak, Genoa, Lucknow and Big Four  mineral claims i'or William Pannell  and his associates and afterward;;  accompanied Pannell to the store of  T. D. Woodcock, of Slocan City.  There and in his presence thc'.aflldavils  and 810 for recording the same were  inclosed j'n an envelope and directed  to the mining recorder at New Denver,  Woodcock agreeing at the time to  forward the same.  The second affidavit is made by T. J).  Woodcock, a hardware merchant of Slocan City. He affirms that last August,  he loaned Thomas Blench .$15 for the  purpose of paying for the preparation of  affidavits of location of four mineral  claims and to pay the fees for recording  the same. Ten dollars of that sum was  placed in a large envelope, was sealed up  and addressed: "The Mining Recorder,  New Denver." A short time afterward,  Woodcock-stateST^he-saw-the -name-of-  Thomas Blench iu the list of new locations published in the New Denver  Ledge. He consequently presumed that  the documents had been duly recorded  and informed Blench to that effect.  William S. Stubbs, of Slocan City, also  makes affidavit in tbe matter. > He states  that he met F. Pyman of New Denver on  or about the first week in October,-189(5,  who stated that he was going to locate  the extension of tbe U and I group. In  reply tb Stubbs' remark that the ground  was -already staked, Pyman replied  that the parties who had done so had not  recorded the claim, and that the recorder  had so informed him. Pyman also remarked to Stubbs, so the affidavit says,  that he (Pyman)couldwell alford to tako  chances in going up��������� the mountain at  that time of the year as he had received  SlOO from a New Denver man named  McLaughlin to make the location.  Thomas Blench, of Slocau City, declares in an affidavit that, in the month  of April, 1896, he placed. $10 in  an envelope with directions for  two . miner's licenses .and, addressed  the same to ''Alexander Sproat,  Mining0 Recorder, New Denver." He  gave the envelope to Captaiu Estabrooks,  who subsequently informed Blench that  he (Estabrooks) had called at .Sprout's  office several times and that Sproat. ia  each instance stated' that he had not  received the money for the licenses.  About . four - weeks afterwards, Blench  affirms, he gave Captaiu Estabrooks  another 810 and indue time received  miner's licenses, one for himself and oue  for his brother, John Blench. Atter the  last mentioned licenses had been issued  and about the mouth of August, last  year, Blench received from Sproat some"  papers and among them was oue miners'  liceuse which was "dated before Sproat  issued the second. license, and in the  name of John Blench. Thomas Blench  maintains that he never received the  license that should have been issued to  him at the same time.     -       -c-  THE 'I-.QDI..Y.  . At the inquiry held last Monday,  Messrs. Pannell," Thomas Blench, L. H.  Harrison and Woodcock gave, evidence  in keeping with the statements made iu  their respective affidavits.  " The testimony of Francis Pyman conflicted with the allegations set forth in  the affidavit of William S. Stubbs. Pyman acknowledged that he had located  the Big Four ground under the name of  Better Still, but .denied that he had ever  discussed the matter witb Stubbs. It  appears that while doing some assessment work on claims in the vir-iiity of  the Big Four he became aware of tlie  value of that property and made, inquiries  concerning who owned it. lie was informed that Pannell was the owner, but  subsequently discovered that BleuehV  name was ou the location post. He h ad  the records of the New Denver office  searched and was informed that the Big  Four claim was-not registered. Pyman  denied that he ever received, or was  promised, $100 from McLaughlin. He  emphatically denied that Recorder  Sproat had given him any information  concerning the Big Four. The location  of thc Better Still was made as soou as  a search of the records proved t bait the  Big Four was not registered.  Alexander Sproat, mining recorder,  New Denver, was called upou for evidence. He denied that he ever gave Pyman any information concerning the Big  Four mineral claim. Nearly two weeks  previous to the time when Pyman started  from New .Denver to locate the B������.tter  Still, Mr. Sproat wns in Spokane and did  not return until a-weik alter the location  had been made. Concerning the location  papers of the Big Four group which weie'  supposed to have been forwarded by  Woodcock from Slocan City, Mr. Sproat  said he had never received them. By  his books, the Recorder showed that he  had issued a miner's certificate to A.  Blench on May 11,1896. On June 1st,  the same year, he issued two free miuer's  certificates in the names of Thomas  Blench aud John Blench. The certificate  to A Blench was delivered a considerable  time after it was issued as no one called  for it. During that time it remained on  a file in tho Recorder's office.. He did  not remember and had no meaus.pf telling who applied for thc certificate'. He  did not remember ever receiving the ������10  enclosure mentioned iu the Blench affidavit but was uuder the impression that  he did receive a 85 bill in an envelope  with the name "A Blench" written on a  piece of paper. 1 le also remembered that  on ono occassion Captain Estabrooks  inquired of him if he (Estabrooks) had  ever given the Recorder ������10. Estabrooks  remarked at Ihe time that he had received $10 and was uot certain what he had  done with it. Mr. Sproat denied that he  had any interest with Pvman directly or  indirectly in the "Better Still."  With the conclusion of Mr. Sprouts'  evidence the investigation terminated.  The matter i.s now beiug considered  by tho Minister of Mines. It i.s generally  believed that Mr. Sproat stauds completely vindicated.  AT QUARTZ CREEK.  THE NEW TOWN OF YMIE HAS COMMENCED TO BOOM.  The  ..line.  Mel I  in llie Vicinity are Shmiiii;!  I'mler   Hie   llavelopinein  Xow IteiiiK Hone.  -I>  THE HALL MINES.  The  Blast  and  Roasting Furnaces  Nearly Ready for Treating'  Matte ami Ore.  The new refining furnace of thc Hall  Miues smelter was blown iu two or three  days ago aud will be charged with roasted  matte today for the first time. It will be  recharged every 12 hours aud it is expected that the furnace will be kept busy  constantly.  Since last Saturday tho calcine furnace  has roasted a great quantity of matte.  There is sufficient matte on hand to keep  the furnace iu operation for some time to  come. .  The blast furnace is nearly ready to  resume operations. It. has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired, and will  probably be blown iu next Saturday.  The new 2O0-tou blast furnace will  soou be ready for the fire. Arrangements are- being made to keep it busy  with custom ore. The work of pntting  in new cables on the tramway has been  complete 1 and they were started to work  yestei-dayfi-Th"e-rainc"is-far-nhead-of"the-  tramway and no further stoppages are  look for. -  Another big body ot ore has been  struck iu the mine. It is of a rich quality.  The mine looks better today thun it  ever has before.  J. C. -McLcnnau of Wild Horse creek,  stales that the hills in that district are  covered with prospectors who are making a large number of locations. They aie  working their way over the summit and  down toward Kootenay Jake aud Sixteen-  Mile creek. Ono ihiug that is greatly-  needed at Wild Horse is a wagon road  aud this will probably be built 'ty the  Black Hawk company this year.  The Black. Hawk miue has been  bonded for ������75,000 upon a 5 per cent,  cash payment. It is the intention of the  new company to put a force of men to  work at once.  The Elise has a carload of ore at Ihe  Quartz Creek station ready for shipment.  The New Victor Mining company has  commenced development work and has  erected the necessary buildings. Assays  of the ore ruu from 870 to SHO. The  group is made up of the New Victor,  Royal aud Excelsior, and is under the  management of Mr. John Gillis. Auother  ledge has recently beeu discovered on  the New Victor.  The Wilcox has a line showing of ore  that assays as high as $200 in gold.  There are two distinct- ledges of free  milling aud concentrating ore which can  be traced several hundred feet. The  claim is under bond for $-10,000 and is a  most promising property.  Petril Bros, are doing a good deal of  work on the Orange a: d Josie aud both  aie shoving up well. They are one-half  mile wefct of the Black Hawk.   -  A hotel has beeu started at the junction of North Fork aud Wild Horse, four  miles from Quartz Cieck.  At Ymir, the. new townsite at Quaitz  Creek, the lots were put on sale aud in  two days all the choice business locations  were sold at prices ranging from S250 to  S-100. In all,.150 lots .were disposed of.  Building will commence, in earnest as  soon as the side track has been completed.  " Postmaster McLeod has moved the  post office aud his store to tho new town-  site of Ymir and many busiuess men propose to follow suit.  IMPROVED BOAT SERVICE.  NEW ROLLING. STOOK.  The \.  Xew  Trip lo and From Kaslo in  One llay���������The  Hound's Terry Itonle.  The new time card oftheInternatronal  Navigation & Trading company goes into  effect May 16. Boats will leave Nelson  daily except Suuday" at 5 p. m., and  Kaslo at 5:30 a. m. A uew service is to  ba introduced aud boats will leave Nelson at* 8:30 a. m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays,  and returning, leave Kaslo at 5. p. m.  Uuder this schedule passenger., can make  the round trip in a day, either from Nelson or Kaslo. Couneetions will be made  at Five Mile Point with the N. & F.' S.  railway.  The new' timo card also provides for  tho establishment of a steamer service^  -between���������Kaslo���������and���������lionuer-su-Fer-r-y.-  Boats ..'ill leave Kaslo on Saturdays at  11. p. m: aud arrive at Bonner's Ferry ou  Sunday at 11:30 a. in. Returning, boats  will leave Bonner's Ferry Sunday at 1 p.  m. and arrive at Kaslo, Sundays at  10  p. m.  .,    COLLECTING   TAXES.  _fc  I".  s.  Hailway   r_irclia.es  anil Powerful Locomotives.  Three of the finest locomotives ever  turned out by the Baldwin works were  delivered to the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway last week and are now in use in  the freight service. The locomotives are  what is known as ten-wheelers, having  six drive wheels aud four truck wheels. [  The weight of these engines when fully  equipped is 200,000 pounds each.  Four passenger coaches and two baggage cars have been ordered for the passenger department, two of which have  already arrived aud the others are expected in a few days.  The increasing passenger traffic betweeu here and Spokane necessitated  adding auother coach tg the train last  Monday. For the present the daily,  train will'consist of two baggage .cars'  and four coaches. It is expected that  auother conch' will have to lie added  shortly. Since May 1 two" express messengers instead of one have beeu put ou  the run to handle the busiuess.  The   Cily   .Terk    i;.v|ierin<-in^   Some   IMIII-  eiilty in l.ieen .iui_ llu-ines. House-.  ��������� During the week.Cily Clerk Seeley has  beeu waiting upon all business aud professional1 men for the purpose of collecting licenses, and ^although the mission  has not been wholly pleasant, the majority "have met the demand without  opposition. There are a" ���������number, however," who dispute thc right of the city to  collect licehses from them and the outlook is lhat a number of suits will result.  KcaUin;; Koiiiii and l.llir.-iry. "  At the monthly meeting" of the  hoard of management of the public  reading room and library,, held last  Wednesday evening, it-was decided to  purchase  the  Century Dictionary and  Encyclopedia for the useofsubscribers,  Tbis ..is a .somewhat bold move on tin-  part of the managers, as the work is a  large and costly one, but it is felt, that  the  usefulness   of   tin-   reading room  will be so much increased therein- that  the  additional   members secured will  ] more .than makeup the cost.    Ladies  I are  reminded that they can secure all  ! the privileges of the circulating library  j for  the   very   small   payment  of one  'r dollar, per annum.  .;HI. to the Hospital.  The directois of the Koctenay Lake  General Hospital society'* beg to acknowledge with thanks the following  gifts to the hospital. Three lbs. tea fiom  Mr. G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo: one large  checker board, iir. Chas. Lohnier;' SI  from Mr. J. A. Ryan, Philadelphia, li. S.  A.; $S.('0 from collection-boxes; eighteen  night shirts from' the Ladies' Hospital  Aid society, and four quarts orange  marmalade from Mrs. W. Hudson.'  Canada, for the purpose of coining all  the gold, silver aud copper currency  necessary to meet the commercial requirements of the couutry.  To a representative of the Minek, Mr.  Turner said he believed that all the  people here would be heartily in favor of  the resolution, and has written Senator  Mclnnes to that effect.  Satisfactory l������evclo|>ment.  The Greenback ore of the Tramway  King group on Toad mountain is showing up well under development and somo  fine looking rock is beiug taken out.  The minei al deposit is contained in au  immense iron dyke which gives nu average assay of S16 iu gold.  K. or l������. l.u������lKe.  Messrs. McArthur and Eastman are  organizing a lodge of the Knights of  Pythia*. If terms and arrangements aie  agreeable, Alderman Maloue will build a  three-story buildiug Lext to the Trec-  lQont house, the full top story of the uew  place to be used as a Pythian hall.  The I'oorman Slocked.  H. -Welt.a. J". Kreil Ritchie, .1. I'm. Hmnc, A.  L. Davenport and Itobui-t. Kwart have organized  llie Poorman Mining Company, for the purpose  unacquiring the I'ooi-maii group of mines, six  miles from Nelson. The capital stock will he  ������2.00.000, of whieh $..0,000 will he paid in for development purposes.  LOCAL   NEWS.  .lul.ilce rroirlainalioii.  The last issue of the British Columbia Gazette contains a proclamation  of Lord Aberdeen, governor-general  ofthe Dominion, appointing Tue.-day  The Whitclaw Trading company of  Brandon, Man., has bought out the business of Patterson k Steeper on Vernon  stieet. They have gicatly enlarged lho  stock and will curry on a wholesale and.  retail business.  Mr. John A. Turner will act temporarily as treasurer of the Kooteuay Lake  Geueral Hospital Society dining the  absence of Mr.  A. II. Clements.  Mr. E. A. Crease a nephew of Sir Henry  Bellow Crease, has opened un otlice iu  Nelsou for the purpose of practicing law'.  T. Allen, formerly secretary of the C.  & lv. S. N. Co., at Kel_ou, left lastSatur-  day on a two months trip to Ottawa,  Out. It is rumored that Mr. Allen hns '  accepted th" position as secretary to tho  Lillooet, Fraser River aud Cariboo Gold  Fields Co.  AV. G.  Robiusoj   has  purchased   tbe  iuterest of  F.  A. Tauiblyn in the Roytil  Hotel and has just completed the construction   of  au addition that moro than .  doubles the capacity of tbat hostelry.  On Sunday next there will oe evensong  at the usual hour in the Euglish church,  but no morning service, the Rev. H. S.  Akehurst Being at Kaslo. The Sunday-  school will bft held at the usual hour.  Jem Hems worth has received tho  Humane Society's medal.  R.B. Van Horne, son of Sir William  Van ilorne, has joiued the C. P. R. survey party now engaged-at locating tlie  route of the Crow's .Nest Pass railway.  Commencing "May 20, the Chit' mine at  Rosslaud will resume shipping ore to the  Hall Mines smeller.  It is very inobable that the Rossland  Stock .Exchange will be disincorporated  iu the near future. Brokers claim that  the exchange seriously interferes witli  their business.  City Treasurer A. II. Clements leaves  today on a two mouths' trip to hi3 former  home in England. He expects to bein  London during the calebration of the  Diamond Jubilee and may visit Paris before returning to Nelsou. .  Herbert Cuthbert has resigned hiH  position as western manager of the British Cauadiau Gold Fields and is now engaged in promoting and organizing the  Slocau Lake Gold aud Silver Mines, Ld.  J. Campbell, who has been so loug  manager of Alderman TeetzePa drug  store, is about to open up business i'or  himself at the new towu of Quartz Creek.  - Tbe Canadian Pacific Railway will  give the usual rates over tlieir rail  and boat lines oir the 2-1 th of May  this year, namely, single fare for round  trip. ... ���������-"���������  "A sitting of the county .court will be  held iu Nelson on May 2G_  It is rumored that the Majestic and  Pilgrim claims, owned by "I'addv".  .Miles, have; been bonded to Hai-rv Sv-  nioii-i, of Calgary, for $:_*),(XK).       '"  Jasper Phair has purchased the cutler yacht Gladiolus.  There is no truth in the rumor that  VV. \j.- Iligginson, of Now* Westminster,  has been appointed Gold Commissioner  of this district. Lo succeed ('apt. 1'itz-  st.ubbs.  Mayor Houston icceived a telegram  fiom Premier Turner last Thursday concerning the proposed recreation gounds:  "Correspondence with- the C. 1'. R. Co.  todav in order to arrange an exchange of  land/' <, ,       "  - Count Alex. Wachmeister of Norway  and Hoc. Wm. A. Cheney of Los Angeles  arrived from San Fraucisco last night.    ^  sef-om  a  dav  1   dav   of ..'une to In  The  I'nlilir Af-oiiiil_.  city    council   has   audited p, aud  ordered paid the following claims:  It". A. Winearls, $32, services as policeman for Apii*. -R. A. Wiuearls.-S2a..S3,  services as policeman for May. Jessfi  Bigelow, $15 20, services as policeman  for April. J:.-s>e Bigelow, $2:j.5:5. services as poiiceman for May." Seeley. $20,  services as clerk for April.''  The firm of Morris, McLean & Co. has  been formed. The company is composed"  of Lee Morris, late of the C. & XV. railway; N. A. Mackenzie, of Mackenzie it  Co , Rosslaud; AV. C. McLean aud R. E.  Lphiou. The business of the company  will be civil, mining and hydraulic engineering.  The Minek is iu a position to say that  the report published iu a Rossland paper  that the.Pilot Bay  smelter will be blown :  in Juue 1 is false.  J. T. Wilkinson, the undaunted re-,  presentative of that political hermaphrodite, the Vancouver World, flew into  town during the* week. Wilkinson is  known in the classic columns of the only  government organ-on the Mainland aa  ."The Mau on the Wing."* He makes  money for him.elf aud his wiper where  almost anyone else would starve to death.  -.t     , .     ,,,, ,   .- , - ,    He is now ou his wav to the eastern pio-  ! on May 1*.    lhe resolution reads as foi-. viuce<. Mt] expccts ifJ make Fereral ^|n.  lows: jntr jgjti^ before returning to Vancouver.  Resolved tliat iu   the opinion   of the j If success attends his efforts as a mineral  House, it is both desirable and expedient i expert   and   company  promotor  as has  that the  government should at the earl- I been the case in his career as.a canvasser ,  iest   possible   date,   establish  a mint in ' and fanner he will achieve great things.  the twenty-  observed as' a day of general thanksgiving and rejoicing on the occasion  of the Diamond Jul.iieeol" I ler'Majesty,  (Jut-en Victoria.  A   CANADIAN   MIHT-  Sen.-itoi- Melnlie- Will Introduce a ISilI to  IMalili-Ii One.  Mr. John A. Turner has received a Iet-  j ter from Senator Thomas R. Mclnnes of  i Ottawa, asking if.J.he people of the this  i district are in svirfpathv with his resolu-  j tiou to provide for the establishment of a  ] Cauadiau mint which he will introduce  The resolution reads as foi- iHE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1897.  %\U  Jftincr,  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays aim  will be mailed to .my address in Canada oi  the United States fo> one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA CI ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedatthe rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate oj /J cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and to cents per line foi  each subsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS lo the. Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, -rate style at  the shortest notice  Address  The Miner Printing* publishing Co  NELSON.    B.C.  *  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN COS  "COLUMBIA,"  %       "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER  118)   All of which are l-'irst Class K00L Wear.  /VV  LODGE MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V. &A.  Jl. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.  W. 11. Shaw, Secretary.  SATURDAY, MAY 15,   1S97.  THE PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE.  After a session of exactly thrde  months the legislative assembly of  British Columbia" adjourned last Saturday.  The session was unnecessarily prolonged owing to the government's  clumsy custom of neglecting to prepare the business it had .to introduce until parliament had convened.  Thc electors are not satisfied with  the result of the deliberations of their  representatives. While the public  have abandoned all hope of obtaining  a capable and businesslike administration from those iioav controlling  the affairs of the Province, the belief  prevailed to some extent that Mr.  Turner and his associates would proceed with more caution in tlieir credit-  ��������� wrecking and outrageous policy of  squandering tlie "heritage of  the people. The Premier may  have started out with the intention of  doing right, but there is now little  doubt about him being simply a tool  in   the   hands   of   the Victoria Kinir.  jret, which is another name for the  Hritisli Pacific scheme, is a pernicious  p'ecc; of legislation. It. is as bad as  Lhe Usqiiimalt-Naiiainio, the Nakusp-  ���������Slocan, Victoria-Sidney, Sliuswap-  Okanogan and Cassiar Central robberies. The only hope that tho public  may have in the matter is that the  promoters will nrver be able to interest sufficient capital to build the lino.  In that event the subsidy will not be  paid.  The Water Clauses Consolidation  Act, the. Companies Act and the Act  providing I'or tin: appointment of an  inspector of metalliferous mines are  the few of the seventy-seven government measures passed that meet with  general approval.  In amending the Mineral Act the  right's of those merely employed as  laborers in and around the mines have  been totally disregarded, the government having decided that they shall  continue to pay the discriminating  annual fax of $5 I'or the privilege of  working hard. In other inspects the  Act has been improved by the interpretation of several vague clauses.  Tho amendments wero introduced by  a private member and not by the government.  The incorporation of the towns of  Nelson, Kossland and Grand Forks a.s  municipalities was forced upon the  government at the last session. Had  it not been for the most emphatic representations on the part of those  communities it is questionable whether  the legislature would have taken up  the matter.  A noticeable feature of the session  was the increase of the number of lob-  bists at lhe Capital. Encouraged by  fche successes of other charter mongers  and schemers, numerous strange adventurers were on hand with all kinds  of wildcat proposals by which tbe  public treasury was to be emptied for  their especial benefit. Not a few of  these individuals have advanced their  plans beyond the preliminary stage,  and may hope for better luck at the  next session, provided the present  government remains in power.  It was. plainly demonstrated during  the recent session, that unless he recognized the demands of the British  Pacific and B. C. Southern clique he  would be banished from oflice"and the  leadership of his party. He has succumbed to ' their threats, and i'or a,  short time will remain the figurehead  of the government. He has'lost the  confidence of the countrv and can  never expect to regain it until he  makes a more deliberate stand for  sound legislation.  _ The organs of the ringsters may well  say that the session was productive of  much. good. For the few who have  schemed to rob the Province it has  been as satisfactory as could possibly  be. expected. Over l,r>00.000 acres of  public'domain have been given to  charter mongers. Of this enormous  area. 700,000 acres, "including the right  to all precious metals, are given to a-  . syndicate   which   proposes  to build a  railway less  than  one hundred miles  long in the  rich   mineral   district of  Cassiar.  Among otlier measures included in  the "adequate railway policy*' of the  government is.the Act authorizing the  granting of a subsidy -of $-1,000 per  mile to certain proposed railways.  These comprise a line from Bute Inlet  to Quesnelle: one from the Coast to  Pentiction and another from Pentic-  tion to .Boundary < 'reek. The two  last mentioned enterprises.are Avoithy  of some encouragement as they will be  the means of developing a rich mineral  and agricultural district. The Opposition, however, opposed the bill because  no provision was made whereby the  Provhiccjiiwould obtain interest in the  roads or voice in the method of their  operation and management. The aid  givei> to the Butte Inlet-Quesnelle pro  long,     clever,  paign against it in the. senate, only,  bring, by  the records of the London  Stock Exchange, only lv. The whole  forty stocks referred to in tho paper  named represented' one year ago an  aggregate speculative value of ������121,-  000,000. At the time the figures in  question were made up their market  price was only ������.2,000,000, or a little  over one-third of the amount for  whicli they could have boen sold a  year ago.  The whole exhibit i.s a striking commentary on the tendency of speculative movements to carry stock market  quotations to un inordinate height.  The Witwatersraudt gold region, in  spile of all llie political and other  dampers on its enthusiasm, is still the  most active gold producer in the  world, and is likely to continue to do  so whether the British or the Hours  are the ruling factors in South Africa.  At the same time, the rise in the  values was excessive, and the reaction  that has taken place is a healthy one.  THE ARBITRATION TREATY.  The Anglo-American arbitration  treaty has been killed by the jingoists  of the United States senate, and the  worthy efforts of the high-minded  British and American diplomatists  who drafted tho measure will count  for nothing.  That the treaty had the warm support of the great mass of the people  there can be no doubt. Influential  bodies all over the Union passed resolutions urging upon the senate its unconditional ratification. The press  was almost a unit in its favor, and  such newspapers as were not for the  most part veiled their opposition under a demand for careful scrutiny of  its details. A further proof of  the���������'strength���������of���������its���������popularity  is. the fact that even after the  and bitter cani-  20  of the SS members of that chamber  voted against it, and that it barely  missed the two-thirds vote required to  ratify it. .  The Anglophobists. have accomplished their purpose "and inade abortive one of the grandest efforts of  civilization. Tiie treaty was a sign of  union between Great Britain and the  United States. It would bo regarded  by both parties fo it and by the world  generally as a rapprochement, if not  an alliance, between the two great  Knglisli-spcaking powers. A feeling  in the public mind that the United  States and Great Hi-ifain were united  in the bonds of friendship would often  stay confidence when nothing else  would. Above all, the sentimental  ell'eet of the treaty would be that of a  guarantee to the solid business and  financial interests of tlie United States  that the moiithings of the jingoists  would never raise trouble between the  two countries. i-  MONE rTA R Y      CO NEE RENCE.  Tho comment of the English and  Kinopean press upon President Mc-  Kinldy's bi-metallic commission does  not presage developments that will  lead to an international conference,  and it is not to be expected that anything cm be accomplished with each  country separately. The only result  will be that President Molvinley will  be able to point at their labors as redeeming his ante-election promises,  and there the matter will rest so far  as the republican party will try to do  anything looking towardst.be rehabilitation of silver. By most of the European papers the appointment is recognized as simply a little political play  on the part of the president, who of  all men is in a position to thoroughly  understand the temper of foreign  cabinets on the subject. The idea that  the commission will lead fo any material results is held up to the keenest  ridicule. 'Ihe London Times says that  the commission will undoubtedly have  a good time but that if America wants  free silver she will have to procure it  for herself at her own risk.  If silver is ever remonitized internationally it will follow only as a result  of the rehabilitation of silver by the  United States. It would be the  apatheosis of folly, the negation of  common sense, to suppose for one  moment that England and other  European countries, profiting as they  arc on a gold basis, would agree to inflict losses on themselves until absolutely forced to do so by the United  States.  D 0MINION       PARLIAMENT.  So  far  the  present session   of   the  Dominion  parliament has been a busy  one and many important matters have  received prompt" and   statesman-like  attention.   The Manitoba school question; thc revision of the tariff" and the  definition of a policy appertaining to  the construction of canals in thc eastern  pro vices  are  matters   that have  been  expeditiously, and to a great extent,  satisfactorily disposed of.    Tho  country has yet fo learn full particulars of the government's intentions regarding the construction of the Crow's  Nest  Pass   raihvay;   however,   there  is good reason to believe that the conditions by which the road will be built  Tuid^perattrd^^iU^sluirtly^ie^iirirdrr  known.     The  probability of government,   construction,    ownership    and  operation   is decidedly remote".     The  general surmise is  that  the line will  form  a part of the  C. P. 'Tl. system,  "and  that Mr.  Laurier and his fellow  ministers will propose liberal assistance by the Dominion.'   This will  not  be given  unconditionally,     AVe have  the assurance of the Hon. A. G. Blair,  minister "of railways and canals,-that  no railway will be allowed a'monopoly  through the. Pass, and tho public may  rest assured  that  their rights will be  preserved in the niatfcrir. otlier ways.  Since attaining ollico the popularity  of the I liberal party has increased to a  remarkable  extent."    Its  leaders have  given  evidence of their ability to administer the affairs of the country in  proper and  businesslike manner, and  by  their manifestations of true Cana-  dianisin  have won  the confidence of  the people.  If -Mr. R. P. Rithet, IM.P.P., ever  succeeds in raising sufficient money  to construct the Bute Inlet and Quesnelle railway from sources other than  his private bank account he will deserve credit for being the. greatest  rustler in British Columbia.  Mr. G. B. Sword. M. P. P., deserves  tho thanks and congratulationsofe very  elector in the Province I'or the effective work he did during the recent session of the legislative assembly.  The parliament liuildiiigsat Victoria  will cost nearly $1,000,000 before they  are ready for occupation.  i'i:.������ri.S!.i������������\._ii <:._i-i������s.  JR.    HARI-I.SO:.,   ])A1.I-1STI-I(  _J.   tary Public, Slocan Cily.  NO-  151  MI, Gl.lMMl-TT, LL. 1.  11. (J.  . I3AI-IVISTI-I-,  Solicitor, Notary Public, ICte., Sandon  (I3-.  G. l.O.A.H. HALL, IMIYSICLW AND SUIt-  I' kuoii.   Ollice,  Maker street, 'A doors wesl,  of I'o-lollleo, up stuii-A (.")71)  VSSAYING.      IIOUB1N8&   LANG.     AS-  sayers   to   War ICagUi   and  Associated  Companies, Hossland (''."il)  O NORMAN & CO., MINING ANI*) STOCK  O* Brokers. Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  Telephone (>_7. [105]  -\/TAI[ONT, i-IcKARLANl) & MAHON, LTD.,  JjA. Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  li. C.   Members Stock Exchange. 3.'S0  TH M. SANDILANDS, GI-XI-l.AL  Jli_ l''ire Insurance and Mining  Sandon, II. C.  AG I. NT  Broker,  500  SII-BALD ANI) I'l.ASK, G1.NK1.AL  Commission and Fowarding Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. C'O'J)  LION Kb C. 1SA1-KI<\ Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia. Ld. Lbty. Ollice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, IJ. C. 371  FS. ANDREWS. NOTARY PUBLIC,  ��������� Conveyancer, etc. Solo Agent for Hie  Canadian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Jlining properties I'or sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  (511)  GKO. SIIEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  U. C. S'.ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlements  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  355  ROOMS TO RENT.  Three nice furnished rooms to rent.   Apply to  (III 0. WATERMAN.  PRIVATE BOARD.  PERSONS desiring a permanent and quiet  Hoarding place, cither by day or week,  will lind it at. the Woods' Block, on and after  April 1st.       (57S) M RS. G. II. WOODS.  Board and  Room I'or man and wife.   Apply  to SIRS. A. XV. CRITTENDEN,  (filll) ' Stanley Street.  ni_.l-.l-. AWI-STS.  W. J. G. PICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  .   MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  __sr_Ex_-30__sr, _b. c.    [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IXSIKAMJK ami ���������-.  .'--..I.'.IISSIO-- A--KXT. j  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  Joseph A  LUMBER!  Bay Ward  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  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line of  Spring Goods just-received  \VE HAVE A FULL LINE Ol**  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  Ou hand  at nil   times.     Give us a call and satisfy., yourse  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) NELSON, 13,  or prices.  C.  Lawrence . . .  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  HAED vt^ABE  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. (10.,)  GIVE US A CALL. PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEL.   21. E_A._____.E-R.   STE33ET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  lover brought into Kootenav.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box .17 "' Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. 4S2  VV. P. SLOAN,  ���������**  i__ci__sri_[sra-" ^.a-Einsra?  4_o!it It Ivor, II-I..I- -reck. Suiter  lllstri.t  iiii.l Summit Creek t_r<>i>erllc. u speelnlly.  Properly tm line of ..row's Scut I'ns.s Itnll-  i-oiul, lociilcil mi jKn.-il ltiver, ou list.  Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAY,   RIVER,  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  473-5-12-fi  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4U Vears Kxpciiciice in ..lining. K\|ier-  lenccil l>n>s|M'i'.lurs I'liruislicil ou Short  .Votice.-   ..lint's Kxpeiled iiml Reported on,  linker Street. Opp. ������'��������� rt K. tniid Ollice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.  172-5-12-1*        -  Pianos!     Pianos!  SEWINQ  MACniNeS  ���������o  Jacob   Dover's  249  ���������SOUTH   AFRICAN  MINING STOCKS.  The shrinkage that hns taken place in  South African mitring values has been  enormous. Its extent is but little known  on this side of the ocean. . The London  Economist, in a recent issue, however,  throws a strong light on the question.  It publishes an article devoted to the  matter in which the market price paid  for the shares of some leading Band  miuiug properties and tbe aggregate  value of their capitalization in the first  \vt_ek of April, *]S!)7, are contrasted with  the market prices u year ago, and the  aggregate values of their entire share  capitals en the respective dates. The  list shows tho y.--._Uest possible divergence.. Fvist ll-.iml. for instance,  which was l_-._ a year ago is  now 2J-: (���������olileiihiiis Deep lias  fallen from II j. t<> :i\: Knight's  West. Hand shares-then 11}. arc 2v.  and Modderfonleiu i'l shares, which  in April,  ISMi,   were   celling  at   111,  The American railway companies  are devoting much attention to the  ti.msportalion business of this district.  The Northern Pacific people have  issued a handy and useful folder that  contains much information "concerning  what they are pleased'to "term-the  "Spokane-Kootenai" mining country.  It is now in order for the Great Northern to published a pamphlet on the  resources of the iMinneapolis-Kainy  River district/and for the O. H.&N. Uo.  to commence advertising the shortest,  route to' the Portland-Cariboo gold  fields.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine-Ineoi'itorators and Brokers  Mill I'uicliiise or Fiiriiisli Money lo Develop ������;oo(l rrnperlies. First CIsihm Connection.* in Eastern Cities and London.  M'rll _��������� us before pliiclnji your properly  -   315 4.316  ROOKERY  s_E?o_B_:-A._[sr___-:,     -    ���������W-A-S-H**-  Tbe election last week of .Mr. A. S.  Vedder to succeed the late iir. Thomas  Kitchen as representative of the Cbilliwack district in the Provincial  legislative assembly i.s an emphatic  expression of public disapproval of the  Turner government.  The Dominion ��������� government . has  decided to oppose tbe incorporation of  railway companies witlibut some  certainty tliat the charter holders are  prepared to go on with the undertaking.  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,   REAL  ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  "        COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET,     -     KASLO, B. C.  Y550) - ��������� .  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  .,   Office:  NELSON   AND   HOSSLAND, P.   C.  ARE YOU A MAN?  If so we can interest you to the extent of  DOLLARS and CENTS.  Drop  into the  P. 0. Store and see how  it is done.  cr. _a_. c___vi_l:_k:_e:-R,  NO'S.   18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,  (���������3)  NELSON, B.C.  1JSTCOEPOEATED  THE  1S70.  NOTICE.  Notice i.< hereby jjiveu tlmt sixly days after  date T intend lnu'pply io the Chief C'oiiiini-siori-  <t of Lands ami ..'oik.-- for permission t" purchase i4U iii'res. more or less.Mtnato in N.'est  Kootenav DistricT. coiiimcnciiiK at the Northwest corner of lot 1SSI, G. I.: thence east 10  chains, thence north 40 chains, thence we-tlll  chains, and thence southeast to the pointof  commencement. K. C. G1JKKN..-  Nelson, Aiiril ___, 1SI7. I**!  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell" the best -Ploiir.0  We do not make claims, "but only* . ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to "be the best Value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. O-  603 THE MINER, NELSON  B. C, SATURDAY, MAV 15. 189?  ���������an  CHURCH   NOTICES.  Sunday 15th May, 1897.  Ciiukoh of England.    Matins 11 a.m.  . Eveu  Soiiff,  7.30 p.   in.   cveiy  Sunday.  Holy Communion un l._,t   and   3rd Sun  days in the month, a!tn-  Matins; on 2nd  mid 4th Sundays, at  8 a.'______.      Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  riiESBYTKitiA-. Cnuuoii. Services at  11 n. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer mectim. Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson on first and last Sundays in the  month. Sandon second Suuday and  Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Cii-iitcu. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  n. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. ni. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  I.I.I) STAR MINERAL CLAIM.  SlTL'ATI-:    IN TIIK   AlSSWOKTII  MlXIX.i  DIVISION oh'  tiik  Wkst   Kootkkav  Distiuut.  WltKHK    LOCATKll���������NKAIt THK   MotiTH OK  SellUOKDK.lt GltKKK,   KOOTKNAY IjAlCK.  rp.vlCK N'OTICI. tlmt I, H. 1_. Croasdaile,  L acting as agent for Montague S. Davys,  Free Miner's Certilicate No. (iS,202, intend, (il)  days from date hereof, to apply to tlio Mining  Recorder fora Certificate of Improvements for  tho purpose of obtaining a Crown Giant of the  above claim.  Anil further tako notice that action, under  section 117, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  HENRY I.. CROASDAILK.  Dated this 7tb day of May, 1__7. ((124)  ASPI.X MINI-HAL CLAIM.  SlTUATK  IN  TIIK N* .OLSON' MIXING   Ul VISION OK  U'KST       KOOTKNAY      DlSTUICT. .VllEUK  I.OCATKD���������ON TIIK EAST Sl.Ol'IC AND AllOUT  Two Milks 1'ijo.m tub Sound-: ok Koka-  NICK CUKKIC.  rpAKK NOTICE tliat.T. Charles Moore, act-  1. ill!? as Agent, for Patrick \V. George, Free  Miner's (Jcrlilicalc N'o. (i.iSOo. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant, of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section '17. must bo commenced before. Ihe  issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  CIIARLKS MOOKI., Agent.  Dated this oth day of 31 uy, 1807. _j_i,.)  CERTIFICATE OF  TIIE   REGISTRATION  OE A FOREIGN COMPANY.  "Co.vi'aniks Act," Paut IV.. and Amkndinc  Acts.  '���������While .iroiise ..lining t.iniiiuiiy" (Foreign)  Registered the Ol.li day of March, 1S97.    .  IHEl.l.I-Y CKI.TIFY that I have this day  registered the "White Grouse Mining  Company" (Foreign), under the "Companies  Act." Part 1 V��������� "Registration of Foreign Companies." and amending Acts.  Tbe head ollice of the said Companv is situated at. the City of Spokane, in the State of Washington', U.S.A.  Tbe objects for which the Company is established arc:���������  To work, operate,-' buy. sell, lease, locate,  acquire, procure, hold and deal in mines,  metals, mining and minerals claim-, of every  kind, character and description, within th*.  United States of America and lhe Province of  Hritisli Columbia, Canada:  To carry on and conduct, a general mining,  smelting and milling business: to purchase,  acquire, hold, erect, operate and control  eletric light and power plants for the purpose  of mining and treating ore. ores, and for the  purpose of furnishing lights and creating  power for all purposes; to bond, buy, lease,  locate."and hold ditches, (tunics, and water  riglus: to construct, lease, buy, sell, build, or  operate railroads, ferries, tramways, or oilier  means of transportation, for tlie purpose of  transporting ore. ores, mining and other materials; to own, boud, buy, sell, lca-e,and locate  timber and timber claims: and linally lo do  everything consistent, proper, and recpiisile for  the carrying out of Ihe objects and purposes  " aforesaid, in tlieir fullest and broadest, sense,  within the territory aforesaid.  The capital stock of the said Company is one  ���������million dollars, divided into ono million shares  of the par value of one dollar each.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice at  Victoria. Province of Hritisli Columbia, this 6th  day of March, 1S!)7.  [I..S.] S.'Y. "WOOTON,  ((>W) fit-gist rn> of Joint Stock Coiiij-anies.  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  ���������"���������pAICE notice that, T, Thomas Flynn, willapply  ���������lr- -to -thfi-Stipendiary-Magihtnito-of-West-  Koolenay, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail, at, the Koolenay Hotol in  the town of Quartz Creek in said district.  THOMAS FLYNN.  Dated-at, Quart/; Creok, Ii. C, this ailli dav  of April. 1S!)7. >   (BIT  Notice of Appicalion for Liquor License.  TAKE notice that f, E. M. Pelcr*. will apply  to the Gold Commissioner of AVest Koote-  -'nay, II. Cr thirty days afterdate, for a-license  tc sell liquor by retail at the I'etro Hotel on  the Norlh Fork of Wild Horse Creek in said  district.  K. M. PETERS.  Dated at "Wild Horse Creek, Ii. C , this Hid  day of May, 18!)7, -     (Clu)  FOR SALE  An established   business   on  l.akei'  street for sale eheuji.  018 Enquire at Tub Miner.  G. D. CURTIS  '^fJT] ARCH IT 1= C TESEP=*J  023     OVKK THOMSON"*' HOOK STOKE.  REAL ESTATE SNAPS-  Two splendid bargains in l.esidenec  Property within one block of" Post  Ollice. Good buildings and particularly desirable for "��������� parties wanting  homes conveniently located. "Must be  sold at onco for cash.    Applv.  . ANDliEW JENSEN.  (G:JG)        Opposite Bridge on Baker St.  NE.LS0NJ_.OTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed \V. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please applv to him.  i<������ F. C. INNES.  Music Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  U  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  -Apply at Thomson  Stationery IV* .Store,  .\eI_sou. 127  020 REWARD.  LOST.���������On Tuesday afternoon April  27th, between tho sandpits located  midway between Nelson and the Nelson <fc Fort Shoppard l.ailroad, and  tho C. P. it. wharf, a tan colored  pocket hook containing .$90 and papers  that are valuable only to the owner;  The abovo reward will be paid to the  person delivering the same to this  office or sending it direct to  W. de li. ROSE,  022 Sandon, B. C.  Notice of Application For Liquor Liceuse.  TAKI. NOTICK tlmt 1, Andrew Rringgold,  will apply to the Stipendary Magistrate of  West Koolenay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sell liquor by retail.at my Hotel at  Croightown, on North Fork in said district.  ANDREW URINGGOLD,  Dated at Nelson, 11. C, this lirst day of  May, 18!)7. (__-i)  Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.  THK partnership heretofore existing he"  tweun A. H. Clements--and A. K. Lott. doing  business as proprietors of the Merchants Hotel,  Maker Street, Nelson, Hritisli Columbia, under  the linn name of Clements & Lott, has this day  been dissolved by mutual consent.. '  Witness: /A. II. CLEMENTS.  .li:i'i'i:i,so.N' Davis. \A. E. LOTT.  Dated Nelson, Hritisli Columbia, April 30,  1807.  Tne business will he continued in future by  A. 11. Clements mid II. J. Martin formerly of  Regina, N. XV. T. B20  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days  from date hereof, I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following described laud, situated in the Nelson Division of  West Kootenay: Commencing at a post at thc  south-west corner of Lot 304 Group I West  Kootenay; thence west SO chains; thence south  10 chains; theaec east SO chains; thence north  10 chains to the point of commencement, containing :i'20 acres more or less. c  HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  Dated Nclson.|H.C., 8th March, 1807.      (571)  N  NOTICE-  OTICE is hereby given, that sixty days  from dale hereof, we intend to apply to  tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of  West Kootenay:.. Commencing at a post at  the south-west corner of Lot SOI Group I, West  Kootenay: thence west 80 chains; thence north  SO chains; thence east 80 chains; thence south  SO chains to the point of commencement containing IHO acres more or less.  TIIE HALL MINES Ld.  1 Dated Nelson, B.C., 8th March, 1897.      (573)  NOTICE.  ASSESSMENT   ACT    AND    PROVINCIAL  REVENUE TAX.  NELSON DIVISION OF WKST KOOTKNAY DISTKICT.  N' OTICE is hereby given in accordance with  ,the statutes, that, Provincial Kevenue  tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment  Act arc now due for the year 181)7. All of thc  ibove named taxes collectible within thc'NeP  s in Division of West Kootenay, assessed by ine,  are payable at my otlice at ICaslo, U.C.  Assessed taxes are collectible at the following  rates, viz:���������  Kour-lifths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than wild land:  Three-quarters of one per cent, on the assessed  value of personal property. On so much of the  income of any person as exceeds one thousand  dollars the following rates, namely: Upon  such excess when the same is not more than  ten thousand dollars, one and ono.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 ono per cent.  Three per cent, on thc assessed value of wild  land, if paid on or before the 30th of June 1897:  Threc-llfths of one per cent, on the assessed  value of real estate other than'wild land. One  half of one per cent, on the assessed value of  personal property. Upon such excess of income  when 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, one and one half of ono pc-  ccnt. Two and one half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  Provincial revenue tax ������3.00 per capita. ���������  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.-'  Kaslo, B.C., Jan. 20th, 1897.'     = 527  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days from  date hereof, wc intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase thc following described land  situated in the Nelson division of West Kootenay.  Commencing* at a post at the south-west corner situated in a hay medow about 10 chains  south  from  foot  of  mountain  and  about 12  chains north of Heaver Lake; thence north 80  chains, thence east, 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west SO chains to point of commencement, containing GUI acres more or less.  E. HROADFOOT.  J. OSTIN.  c      . . WM. McARTHUR.  Dated Salmo, 20th April, 18*1". (012)  KOOTENAY   LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.       ^  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B.C. August 14th  1896.  (419)  BUY your own  WALL PAPER  Make your own c ho lei;  nml save lhe rainier'*  i'oiiiiiiissiiiii  BUY DIRECT  25 per cent off, Paper  Borders, net  Ingrains, 35c. roll net  Largo stock of new patterns  Thomson Stationery Co-  LIMITED  (362) NELSON, B. C  VICTORIA HOTEL  Victoria Street.  American and European Plan  EMPLOYMENT   OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  Notice of Application for Liquor License,  TAKE notice that I, John Bulonccle, will  apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of  West Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a  license to sill liquor by retail, at the Arlington  Hotel in the town known as Quartz Creek in  said district.  JOHN HULONCELE.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 21th day of March.  1897. -        (581)  Application For Liquor License.  TAKE NOTICE that I. XV. A. McLellan will  apply tothe Gold Commissioner of Wesl.  Kootenay, B. C. thirty days aftor date for a  license to sell liquor at retail, on my premises  Lots 1 and 2, Block U, town of Ainsworl h, U.C.  W. A. McLKLLAN.  Paled at Ainsworth, B. C, this 21st day of  April, 1897. (Iii:.)  Notice of Application for Liquor License..  Take notice that I, Adolph Lnpointc will  apply to the Government Agent for West  Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a license  to sell liquor by retail at the Grand Central  Hotel situated on lots S3 and 24, block Cli, in the  town of Nelson, B. C��������� in said district.  ADOLPH   1-APOINTK.  Dated at Nelson, li. li., this 20th day nf April,  1897. (G10)  If bound for Europe  Or desiring to bring over friends or  relatives from Europe, do nob forget  to call on the nearest Canadian Pacific  Ry., agent for tickets and any information desired.  WM. STITT.  Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.  551  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  Firat Class Bar in connection.     Transient rates reasonable.       (582)  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One-Lot-with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 ... J. Ci. l>lcknon. linker St.  SLOGGETT & -WATERS  Practical   Miners,  Contractors  and Prospectors.  Developing New Property a Specialty.  Address in care of Miner office.      009  FOR WilS ai CIGARS  ABDBESS 511  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  W. H. PHIUPPS,  SEAL   #���������#'_#  ^   ENGRAVER  Die*Sinker and Embosser.  583    30i Douglas Street, Victoria; B. C.  FOUND.  A new place to send'your laundry  after April the ist.  The   Kootenay   Steam   Laundry  will   be  thoroughly  equipped   with  thelatest improved  machinery   and  experienced help.  Whitcher & Cleland     -     Props.  '     ' ���������     NKISOX, I-.C. (.._.)) ���������  Exchequer Gold Mining  Company, Limited.  A limited amount of treasury  stock now .on sale at io cents per  share. Enquire of A. H. Kelly,  Baker street, two doors west of  Bank pf Montreal. . 51:1  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Time Table No. 4.      To take .fleet Keb. I, 1S97.  KASTBOUND.  No. 4 passenger (daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  J:00 p.m  Arrives at Trail 5:00 p.m  No. 2 passeni?er,(daily except Sunday)  leaves Rossland  7:00 a.m  Arrives at Trail S:U0 :t..iii  WESTBOUND.  No. 3 passenger (daily except Sunday) '  Leaves Trail _Szl_5 a.m  Arrives in Rossland 1_:WJ a.in  No. 1 passenger fdialy except Sunday)  ���������Leaves Trail 5:1.5 p.m  Arrives in Hossland " 7:00 p.m.  Connections made with   all  boats arriving  and departing from Trail.  Gcneiai Offices: Y. 1VGUTELIUS,  Trail B. C. General Supt,  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  MINEES and  PROSPECTORS  Going to Goat ltiver or Wliitu Grouse Mountain mines will lind it tn tlieir interest to got  their supplies at tlio Pioneer Store at Sanca.  A complete assortment of Groceries and  Miners' Supplies always on hand a'L reasonable  prices.   Satisfaction Guaranteed. (Ii2i)  TXJGhS  KASLO  ALLAN LKAN,  - Master.  -A-XsTID  RED STAR A-CAJ,P1&r.  Are prepared to do TowinK. etc., and can be  Chartered by Kxciii-sion and l'rospectini; 1'ar-  ties.   Scows furnished.  l'*or further particulars apply on board  stunners or to,  0. "W. WEST,      0, T. STONE,      C. W. BDSK,  .j'**'')        Nelson. Kaslo. Balfour.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olyfjipic  I... .MIS   I'l.ASTKl.Kll   IX   IIAKIf   FIMSII.  NKWIA FIIKXISIIEI.. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  R. S. GALLOP, r.op.    FRONT ST., KASLO, B.C.  Hotel   Slocai)  Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Headquarters   For  Commercial ^Travelers  ant> flMntno (IDen.  First=Ciass in all its Ap=  pointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (3.-.1)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builder,   are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. O-  J3Uchai)ai|  113  id Trail Go,, ll  Strs.   Internationa]  and   Alberta  ON KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER.  Time Card in ell'ccL February 1st. 1S!)7.   Daily  except Sunday.   Subject to change  ���������   without notice.  Lv. ICaslo for Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points 5:30 a.m.  Lv. Nelson for Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay, Balfour, Way Points 4:40 p.m.  Close connection at Five Mile Point with all  passenger trains of the N. &, F. S. R. li. lo and  l'roin Northport, Kossland and Spokane.  Lv   .    fAr Northport 12:30 pin. *\ Ar  Kaslo     -|   " Kossland     8:25 p in. 1-     Kaslo  5:80 a in , l " Spokane   __^00_pjiiij ���������   8 p. 111.  Lv Spokane 7:00 a 111  Ar at Kaslo 8 p in  Lv Kossland 10:80 a m '  Lv Northport 1:27 pin  " "        "  Through tickets sold at lowest rates and baggage checked to all United States points.  ��������� 81 GEO. ALI-XANDKI., Gen'l Mgr.  ICaslo, Jan. 30, ISO".   Head Ollice at ICaslo, B.C.  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  Three Inptai. Poinls  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because Ibe  lines to tbat point "'ill aUbrcl you the  best service". "  SECOND���������See tliat tbe coupon beyoiul  St. I'aul reads via the "Wisconsin Central  because tbat line n_al-.es tbo closest "connections witb all the trans-continental  lineiie tering the Union depot there, and  its service is fiist-class in every particular  THT1.D���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the'neniest tirkel  agent, and ask for ,1 ticket via tbe "Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas.'C. Pond, or Gko. P. Hattv.  Gen. Pas. Agt, General A;:cnl.  '    -Milwaukee. '-'Ilj Stark St..  Wisconsin. (570) Portland. Or.  IA PA  BATES, $1.00 and $1.50 Per Day.  Fine Assortmcnnt of  ".VINES,   LIQUORS   AXD   CIGARS  50S 0.1. GOODWIN, Proprietor.  GoinoWest. Daily Going East.  Leave 1.00 a. m.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  S.3G a. ni.   South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  ":    9.80 a. m.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15 p.m.  "      9.51 a. ni.    Whitewater .    "      2.00 p.m  "    10.03 a.m.   Bear Lake ���������   .   1.IS p.m  "    10.18 a. ni.   McGuigan "       1.3 p.m  "   10.30 a.m.   Bailey's "      1.21 i>.ia  "    10.39 a.m.   Jnnction '���������      1.12 p.m  Are.  10.50 a. ni.   Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   ppp y at the  Company's ofllces.  ROBT. IRVING, R. AV. BRYAN.  261)  Traffic Manager. Superintendent.  MAtAtA������A������AtA������A������AtAtA������A������AJ?  H>S>3&S&S������S'$"S'_t>&S'i_'>__>_^  Jl        W   lj  I WITHOUT i  Ihoops^J  W      That means a long Sff  M/ lasting Pail. \W  ill)      Its   many  qualities Vf/  tyjr are unique. ^/  yty      The price makes ������t $  rt> available to all. rty  $ * ."-UJIATED FIBS__V_-:"      ;  ������S  K__I3, TUBS, PAHS, _-__.____.;, ___._..   kjjf  MAfA^fA.AWi?A.K"?vX5A^  mmmmmm������  TWO OLD LOVERS.  .' .MARY IO.  WILKIN'S.  Leydon was emphatically n villago of  cottages, und each of them built after  one of two patterns; either ��������� the front  door was on tho right side, in thc corner  of a little piazza cxtonding n third of tho  length of Hie house, with tlio main, roof  jutting o.e:: it, or the piazza stretched  across the front, and the door wus In tho  centre.  The cottajses wero painted uniformly  white, and had blinds of a bright spring-  yreen color. Thero was a little flower-  giirfpii in front of each; tho beds wero  laid out artistically iu triangles, hearts,  nnd rounds, and edged with box; boys'-  lovc, sweet-williams, and pinks wero tho  fashionable and prevailing (lowers.  Thero was a general air of cheerful  though hum bio prosperity about tho  place, whieh it owed, and indeed its  very r.\ist?ncc also, to tho three old  weather-beaten liool'-and-shoo factories  which arose stiunrhlr and importantly  in cho vory midst of the natty little  whit3 cottages.  Years hsforr, whon one Hiram Strong  put up his three factories for tlici manufacture nf the rough shoo wlijch the  working-man of America wear, ho hardly thought, he was a'.so gaining for himself the honor of founding Leydeii. Ho  oho.so the site for his buildings mainly  because they would be easily accessible  to the raihvay which stretched to the  city, sixty miles distant. At first the  workmen eam<* on tho cars from tho  neighboring towns, but alter a while  they became tired of that, and one after  another built for himself >, cottage, and  established his family and his household  belongings near the sceno of bis daily  labors. ��������� Ho gradually Leyden grow. A  built bis cottage like C, aud B built bis  like D. They painted them whito, and  hung tho green blinds, and laid out  their flower-beds in front and their vegetable-beds at tho back. By and by  camii a church and a store and a postofiice to pass, and Leyden was u full-  fledged town.  That was a long time ago. The shoe-  factories " had long pissed out of tho  hands of Hiram Strong's heirs;���������heliiiii-  sclf was only' a. insmory on the earth.'  Thc business was not quite as wideawake and vigorous as when in Its youth;  it droned a little now; there was not  quite so much bustle and hurry as  formerly. The factories were never  lighted up of an evening on account n������  overwork, and thc workmen found plenty'  of time for pleasant and salutary gossip  over thoir cutting and pegging. But  this did not detract from tho general  ehcerfi'.lnos and prosperity of Leyden.  'lho inhabitants still had all the' work  they needed to supply the means neces  sary for thoir small comforts, und they  were contented. They too had begun to  drone a littlo like tho factories. "As  slow as Leyden" was the ��������� saying among  tho faster-going towns adjoining theirs.  Every morning at snvon the.. old men,  young; men, and boys, iu thoir calico  shirt-sleeves, their faces a little ��������� pale���������  perhaps from their indoor lifo���������filed unquestionably out of rhe back doors of tho  white cottages, treading still dcepr-r the  well-worn foot-paths stretching around  the sides of the houses, and entered thc  factories. They were great, ugly woodpn  buildings with wings which they had  grown-in thoir youth jutting clumsily  from their lumbering shoulders. Their  outer walls wore black and grimy,  streaked and splashed and patched with  red paint in every variety of shade, accordingly as tlie original huo was tempered with smoke or the beatings of the  storms of many years.  Thc men worked peacefully and evenly  in the shoe-shops all day; and the women stayed at, home and kept the little  white cottiges tidy,' conked the moult,  , and washed the clothes, and did tiie  Rowing. For recreation the men sac nn  the piazza in front of Barker's store of  au evening, and gossiped or dismissed-  politics; and the women talked over  their neighbors' fences, or took their  sewing into their neighbors' of an after-  '~uoon; ^i���������'������������������ =���������^-- =   People died in   Lpydon   as   elsewhere;,  and here and there was 11 little white cot-  tago   whoso   narrow' font-path     leading  round to its back door its master   would  never tread again.  In one of these lived ���������'H'Wcrv Martha  Brewster and her daughter K.iria. Thoir  cottage was ono of thoso which had its  piazza across the front. Every summer  they trained morning-glories over it,  and planted their little garden ' with the  (lower-seeds popular in Leyden. Thero  wasnot a cottago in the wholo place  -whose surroundings were neater and  gayer than theirs,"lor all they were only  two women, and two old women at' that;  for Widow Martha Brewster was In the  neighborhood of eighty, and her daughter, Maria Brewster, near sixty. The two  had'lived alone since .Tacob Brewster  died and stopped going to tho factory,  somo fifteen years ago. He had left them  this particular white cottage, and a snug  little sum in tin sivings-bank besides,  for the whole Hrewster family had  worked and economised all their long  lives, Tlio women had corded bontu at  .home, while' the man had worked in the  shop, and "never spent a cent without  thinking of itover ni<:ht. ' 1.  Leyden folks all thought thar, David  Emmons would marry Maria -Brewster  when her father died. "D.ivid can rent  his house, and go to live with Maria and  her mother," they said, with nn affectionate readiness to arrange matter's for  them. Bud he did not. Every Sunday  night at eight o'clock punctually, thc  form of David Enimon.;, arrayed in his  be������t clothes, with his stiff whito dickey,  and a nosegay in his button-hole, "was  seen to advance up "the road towards  Maria Brewster's, as he had bein seen  to advance up the road townrds Maria  Brewster's, every Sunday ni_:bo for the  last twenty-live years, but that was all.  lie manifested not the slightest intention  of carrying 0:1c people's judicious plans-  for his welfare and Maria's.  Stic dill not-' s=eem to pin:- with hopi*  defefred; people could not honestly  think there was any occasion"to pity her  for her lover's tardiness. A cheerier woman never lived. .She was literally bubbling over with jollity. Kimud-fucstl and  black-eyed, with a funny little bounce nf  her wholo body when she walked, she  was the merry feature of the wholf place.  Her mother was now too feebl?, but  M;.ria still corded boots: for the factories  as of old. David Emmons, who wns  quite sixty, worked in them, as lie had  from his youth. He was a slender, iniid-  faced old man. with a frimre of gray  yellow beard around his chin: bis h^a-l  was quite bald. "��������� Ye irs ag.-i he had Iven  handsome, lhey said il.ut sninpliow p_>n-  plB had always 1 litghe.i at hiiii a little,  a-thoiigii thoy .4H liU-.d liim. "Th������ -lowest of all ,the sl'i-.v 1. ���������ydenites'" out-ider-  cailtxl liim, and even   the-"slow I__>'ydeu-  ltes" poked fun at thi3 exaggeration of  tlifimsplve.s. It was an old and well-worn  remark that it took David Emmons an  hour to go courting, and that he was  always obliged to leavo his own homo  at seven in order to reach Maria's, at  right, and there waa a standing joke  that tho meeting-house passed him ono  morning on his way to the shop.  David heard the chaffing of course���������  thcra is very littlo delicacy in matters of  this kind among country people���������but ho  took it nil in good part He would laugh  at himself with thc rest, but there was  lomcthing touching in his deprecatory  ���������way of saying sometimes, "Well, I dou't  know how 'tis, but it don't seem to bo  in my mitur' to do any other way I  supposo I wns born without tho faculty  of gitMii' -along quick in this world.  You'll havo to git behind and push mu a  lcetlc, I reokon."  Ho owned his littlo cottage, which was  one of tlio kind which had.tho piazza on  tho right sido. Ho lived entirely alono.  There was a hulf-ucrc or so of land -beside his house, w>hinh lie used for a vegetable garden. After and beforo shop  hours, is tho dewy evenings and mornings, he dug and weeded assiduously between tlio green ranks of corn and beans.  It Daivd Emmons was slow, his vegntn-  blcs were not. None ot tho gardens. In  Leyden surpassed his iu luxuriant  growth. . His corn tasseled out and his  potato patch was whito with blossoms as '  goon as anybody's.  Ho was almost a vegetarian in his diet;-  thc products of his garden spot were liis  staple articles of food. Early in the morning would the gentle old bachelor set his  pot of green things boiling, and dine  gratefully at noon, liko mild Robert Her-  rlck, on pulse and herbs. His garden supplied also his-sweetheart and her mother  with all t.he vegetables they could use.  Many times in the courso of a weefc  could David have been seon slowly moving towards tho Brewster cottago with a  basket ou his arm well stocked with tho  materials for an innocent and delicate  repast. . .  But Maria was not to bo outdone by  her old lover in kindly deeds. Not. a  Saturday but a goodly share of her  weekly baking was deposited, neatly cov-  .ercd with a whito crash- towel, on  David's littlo kitchen tabic. Tlie surreptitious air with which tho back door  key was taken from its hiding-place  (which sho well knew) under the kitchen  blind, thc door unlocked and entered, .  and the good things deposited, wa������  charming, although highly ineffectual.  "There goes Maria with David's baking,"  said the women, peering out- of their  windows as she bounced, rather more  gontly and cautiously than usual, down  the street. And David himself knew  well tho ministering angel to whom  theso benefits were due when ho lifted  the towel and discovered with tearful  eyes tho brown loaves and llaky pies���������tho  proofs uf his Maria's love and culinary  skill.  Among the younger and more irrever  ent portions of tho community there was  considerable speculation as to the incidu  of courtship of these old lovers of twenty-  five years' standing. Was there ever a  kiss, a tender clasp of tho hand, thoso .  usual .expressions of affection between  sweethearts?  Some of tho moro daring spirits had  eyf-n gone so far as to commit the nuni-  fest impropriety of peering in Maria's  parlor windows; but they had only seen  David sitting quiet and prim on the little slippery horse-hair sofa, and Maria  by the table, rocking slowly in her littla  cauo-scatcd rocker. Did Maria ever leavo  her rocker and-sit on that slippery littlo  horse-hair sofa by David's side?., -They  never knew; but she never did. Thero  was something laughable, and at the  same time rather pathetic, about Maria  and David's courting. All the outward  appurtenances of "keeping company"'  wero as rigidly observed as they had  beon twenty-five years ago, when David  Emmons first cast his mild blue eyes  shyly and lovingly nn rod-cheeked, quick-  spoken Maria Brewster. Every Sunday  evening, iu the winter, thsre was a flro  kindled in the parlor, tho parlor lanm ���������  was lit at dusk all the year round,-and  Maria's mother retired early, that the -  young people might "sit up." Tho "sit-  ~"ting'ui>"\vas~iio~very"'~forinidnble���������affair* ~  now, whatever it might havo been in thc  first stages of the courtship. The need' of  sleep overbalanced sentiment in theso  old lovers, and by toil o'clock at tho  latest Maria's lamp was out, and David  had wended his solitary way to his ow.i  home. c  Leyden peoplo had a <great curiosity t.i  know if David had-ever actually popped  tho question to Maria, or if his natural ,.  slowness was at fault iu this as in othu.*  ' things Their curiosity had been long -'  exercised in vain, but Widow.-Brewster, -  as she waxed older, grew loquacious, and  one day told a neighbor, who had called  in lior.daughter's absence, that "David  had never freely ciiine to the p'nit. .She  supposed he would somo -time; "for her  part, she thought he had better; but  then, after all, she knowed Maria didn't  care, and may be 'twas je^t as well as  'twas, only sometimes "sho was afeard  she should never live r-> seo the weildin'  if they wasn't spry." Then there "had  been hints concerning a certain pearl-  colored silk whicli Maria, having a good -  chance to get at a barg dn," had purchased"  sdiim twenty- years ago, when ��������� sho  thought, from sundry remarks, that  David was coming to the point; and it  was further-intimated that' the silk bad  been privately made up ten years since  ��������� when Maria had again surmised that tho  point- was about being- reached. Tho  neighbor went home in a state of great  delight, having by skillful manoe.uv'cring  actu.'illyobtaiued a'glimpse of thc pearl-  colored silk.     . . ���������  It was perfectly, true that Maria did  noli' lay David's tardiness in putting the  Important question very much t> heart.  She was too cheerful, "to j busy, and ton  much interested in her daily . duties ta  fret much about anything. There was  never at any time much of the sentimental rlcmcnt in ber composition, and  her feeling for David was eminently  practical in" its nature. She, although  the woman, bad the stronger character  of the two, and there was .something .|  rather mother-like than plover-like In her  - affection for hini. It was through tho  ,. protecting- care which chiefly characterized her love that the only pain to her  camo from their lon;: courtship and  postponement of marriage. It was true  that, years ago, when David had led her  to think, from certain hesitating words  spoken at parting one Sunday night, that  hu would certainly ask tho momentous  question soon, hor heart "had gone into  a happy flutter. She had bought tho  pearl-colored silk then.  -  Ye.ir.s after, her heart had fluttered  again, but a little less 'wildly tbis time.  David almost asked her another Sunday  night. Then she had made up tho  pearl-colored silk. S-iiu n������ed to go and  look at it fondly ,.and admiringly from  time to time; once in a while she would  try it on aud survey herself in tho glass, i'HE MINER, NELSON, 13. C, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1897.  was   some-  Maria stood  old "figure  rdown ; the  and imagine herself David's bride���������a  faded bride, but a happy and a beloved  one.  She looked at the dress occasionally  now, but a little sadly, as the conviction  that she should 'never wear ic was forcing itself upon her more and more. But.  tho sadness was always more for David's  sake than her own. She saw liim growing an old man, and the lonely, uncared-  for lifri that he led filled her heart with  tender pity and sorrow for him. She did  not (.-online her kind oilices to the. Saturday baking. Every wi*3k liis little  house was tidied and set to rights, ami  hi= mending 'looked after.  Once, cm n Sunday night, when she  spied a rip in his coat, that had grown  long from tlio want of womanly fingers  constantly at hand, she had n good cry  after he had left and sho had gono iiilu  her room. There was something more  pitiful to her, something that touched  h'.-r heart more deeply, in that rip in hor  lover's Sunday coat than in all lior long  years ol waiting.  As tie; years went   on,    it  times with a sad heart   that  und watched thc  poor   lonoy  moving   slower   than   e vet-  street to his lonely  home; but the   heart  was sad for him   always, and   never   for  herself.    She used   to - wonder   at liim a  little   sometimes,    though    always   with  the most loyal- tenderness, that ho should  chooso   to   lead   the   solitary,     cheerless  life that ho did, to go   back to   his dark,  voiceless home,    when   he   might   be   so  sheltered and cared  for   in   his   old age.  She firmly believed that it was only  owing to hor- lover's- incorrigible slowness,1 in this as in everything else. Slie  never doubted for an instant that lie  loved her. Somo women might have  tried hastening matters a little themselves, but Maria, with thc  which is some times more inherent in a  steady, practical nature like hers than  in a more ardent one,'- would have lost,  her self-respect for evor'if' she hud done,  such a thing.  So .she lived cheerfully , along, corded  her boots, though her fingers were getting stiff, humored her mother, who was  getting feebler ahd more childish every  year, and did tho best she could for hor  poor, foolish old lover.  When David was seventy and she sixty-  eight she gavo away "tiie pearl-colored  silk to a cousin's daughter who was going to be married. The girl was young  and pretty and happy, but she was poor,  and the silk would make "over into a  grander wedding dress for her than she  could hope to obtain in any other way.  Poor old Maria smoothed the lustrous  folds fondly with her withered "hands  before sending it away, and cried a little,'  with a patient pity for David and herself. Hut whon a tear splashed directly  on to the shining surface of tho silk, she  stopped crying at once, and her sorrowful expression changed into one of careful scrutiny as she wiped tbo salt drop  away with her handkerchief, and;, held  the dress up tn tho light to be sure that  - it was not spotted.' A practical nature  like Maria's is sometimes a great boon  to its possessor It. is doubtful if anything else can dry a tear as quickly.  Somehow Maria always felt a little  difference towards David after she had  given away her wedding dress. There  bad always been a   little   tinge   of   eon-  She turned nervously before the  thin mirror, a tall, heavy   woman,  sleek gn.y. hair.;. Her gown wis.of  alpaca,, made   in   bygone-   vogue.  narrow pipings held sway:and   a   1  sciousness in her manner towards him, a  littlo reserve and caution beforo people.  But after the wedding dress had gone,  all question of marriage had disappeared  so entirely from her mind, that the delicate considerations born of it vanished.  She Was uncommonly halo and "hearty  for a woman of her age; thore was ap  parently much more than two yoars  difference between her and her lover. It  was not only the Saturday's bread and  ' pie that she carried now and deposited  an David's little kitchen table, but.  openly and boldly, not caring who should  see her, many a warm dinner. Every  day, after her own housework was done,  David's house was set to rights. He  should havo all the comforts ho needed  in his last years, she determined. That  they were his last years was evident.' He  coughed, and now walked so slowly from  feubleness and weakness that' it * was a  matter of doubt'to observers whether he  could reach Maria Brewster's before Mdn-  ���������ilay-o veiling; = ��������� :���������"   One Sunday night   he   stayed   ajittle  longer than   usual���������the   clock struck ten  before he   started.    Then _ he   rose,   and  ��������� said, as he had dono every" Sunday evening for so many   years, "Well.    Marin,  1  .  guess it's about time for me to be goin'.'"  She helped him on with his   coat, and  tied on his tippet.    Contrary to his usual  . habit he stood in the door, and   hesitated  -a minute���������there seemed  to be something  he wanted to say.  "Maria."  . "Well,  David?"-  "I'm gittin' to be an old man, you  know, an' I've nllers been slow-goin:; I  couldn't seem to help it." There has born  a gnod -many things I haven't got  around to." Tlio old cracked voice quavered painfully.  ."Yes, I know, - David, all about it;  you "couldn't help it. I wouldn't worry  a bit about it IC I "wero you.''  "You don'tlav up anything a'^in "me,  Maria?" <:  "Xo,  David."  "Good-night   Maria."  She held the lamp at  tho. door till the  patient, tottering   old   figuro   was out of  sight.    She had to  wipe the   tears   from  *' her spectacles in order to see   to read her  Bible when she wont*'in.  Noxt morning sho was hurrying up  ~ ber housework to go over to David's ���������  - somehow she felt a little anxious about  him this morning���������when there came a  loud knock at. her door. When she opened  it, a boy stood there; panting for breath;  ho was David's next neighbor's son.  "Mr. Emmons .is sick," he said, "an',  wants you. I was goin' for milk, when  he rapped on the window. Father nn'  mother's in thar, an' the doctor. Mother  said, tell you to hurry."  The news had spread rapidly; people  knew what. it meant when they saw  Maria hurrying down the street, without  her. bonnet, her grey hair flying. One  woman cried when she saw her. "Poor  thing!" she sobbed, "poor thing!1'"  A crowd was around David's eottag--  ��������� when Maria reached it. She went "straight  in through the kitchen to his little bedroom, and up to bis side. Thc doctor  was in the room, and several neighbors.  When he saw Maria, poor old David held  out his hand to her ; and smiled * feebly.  Then he-looked imploringly at the doctor, then nt the others in the room. Tho  doctor understood, and said a word to  ��������� them, and they filed silently, out Then  he turned to Maria. "Bo quick,"  he whispered.  She leaned over him. "Dear David,  she said, her wrinkled faco quivering,  her gray hairs straying over her cheeks.  He looked up at her with a strange  wonder in his glazing eyes. "Maria"���������  a thin, husky voice, that was more like i  .   a wind  through   dry    corn-stalks, said���������i  high,  ���������with  lilac!:  when  i.ng������r-.  ing fondness for crinolines lurked in /'till  skirt breadths.  j     As she wheeled in critical   half circle..,  ,'��������� the gill at.her sidepulled and patted th .  alpaca   folds   straight,    the   old <,woin.iu  /observing this'process of adjustment.'wit/i  .11 look of: helpless . anxiety,    her 'elbow.- >  lifted.' , ������������������ ������������������' :''  "I won't   know; a     thing   to   say,"  she argued. '-> . '. i  Y"-" "Oh, mother! lipn't go -to '"worrying "'  again. You won't have anything "lo say. i  He'll do.tlio' talking. You just sit ujl and  listen. Ilore's your.-hemstitched hiin'dkor-.-,  chief with' tlie initial. I'd .bold ,it;Jik_ '���������'  i' this.'.' She 'drew* tiie stiff linen into shape.,  ;;holdiiig4t at the center .with an iissiiinp-/  .tion (if carelessness.;-    ": "        /���������- j  ! '..' A. caudle du the bureau with   its   rest- '  j less brush of flame   painted   in   tlie, oval :  . glass a -.sketchy picture 'of '"tlie room, the  i wiling of'which lifted like ii tent.;. A spot;  'of rich blue deepened   in. .the.'-homespun",  j bed cover.    Yawning   darkly   under, tlie J  j low side wall   was. a    little   hide-bound  ; trunk, the'dimensions of which ..were ex-  | actly   reproduced   in   tlie   creasus of the',  ulpaciv ikirb!'"-'.r;-.-; ���������'".--'������������������:���������.��������� ������������������:.!  "You look mighty, nice," said tlie girl,  i  stepping   away,    her     hand ������������������ judiciously'/  poised on her hips.-  She was young, with.'  ii peachy'face in round   cheeks .of which.-  certain .Jit.tie- 'dimples   ; were   furtively .  tucked. "'Her   hair,,, of.the   faint brown  , which is.shot with silvery reflections, was  delicacy" (.oiled'' awkwardly,; "ii.. '"-it    it" had   only"  lately bee if coiled at all, and still yearned  to lie. in the,hanging braids of childhood.  "I hope.my collar   is   even,"  .reflected  tlie, other'woman. :'v .������������������'��������� .   ..'-,'������������������''.'������������������ *\  "It isn't that I care for'myself, Lizzie." |  I ain't cared to dress> since���������your father j  went away., I .wouldn't think it looked  just right. But William's 'maw is rale  dressy. I saw her once". ut.-->church.-;. And  so .1 want to .'pear just, as I know haw.  Only I do "hope, I'll never hev to go  through any such doin's again! I do so."  . "The girl slipped:out a low gurgle.: of  laughter.  "'���������._���������,.  ,"I don't reckon, you   will," she:  said,  "seeing "Im the only '.daughter'- you got.  I   don't look, to lie asked   for morethah:  once.    Hush!."; Oh";mother,   there's   liim*  knocking right now!", ���������'".;  ../'"You better go to the door.   Give"; me'_:  the caudle* I'll light you down.";        '������������������...//  *". 'The   old   woman,   seeming   to./gather  resolution of /despair, stepped heavily on'���������_  the first .step/of.,the, narrow" stair. -Lizzie  held thoJlaringTtaper aloft^with; :a: slink-r  ing" hand.,/;sSuddenly" sho   caught /her  mother's sleeve."  /:.':���������'/.'''"'���������'_, ������������������'/,?'/ .>>/  ''Don't say:much   about,.father: ; / Will  knows he ain't here.''    She hungbreath-'  less "iii .the shadow,.of the/staircase, listening :to"tliedittle,,biisble of;, entrance   just,  below*. ":A young ������������������mail's voice stammered:  ���������out ii-greeting./ _  .      ������������������/������������������-'..'.���������-.������������������_���������/������������������  ;":o'. Right-cold night," die said./"' -Reckon _  "we're   going, to   have '-"real: ���������.,' Christinas  ;weather by next week."  *j .-Lizzie, hanging against the   deal   easing, heard the ^sitting-room _ door - shut."  From   within "a low   murmur   of   talk;  came.     The girl, wild-eyed aud Hushing,  /crept'down;the 'steep, stair|,:: slipping into  mi room .across the bit of entry. /������" .";;,/  ''������������������'���������?��������� A.young/fcllow /whose, boyish face-re-  ���������luplicated in acless delicate tone her o>vn  piutc and white tints glanced up  from  a  book../; / '"./ /./;.   ",: ' ���������������������������*' ���������'      ':.' '.../���������-  ������������������.; '"Keep calm;-Lizzie," he said";teasing-.  "ly.. ''You look excited. I reckon: mother  .will say yes.   You told her   to   say  yes,  .didn't you?.."--.I-;expect slie'll be easy: on  him���������a. nice young man likeWill ...Haley;:  Only: thing is she may forget ��������� what, you  told her-���������"he   drew up, warned by   the  /tremor of his sister.' lip: that this heart-  stirring 'moment.was not a time for jest.  '. It occurred to liim for the lirst: time  how: little she inust be to him in" tlie future/this pretty:' sister of his,- cvvhose  ways were appointing in the room across  ..the hall./-'0,;"-', - 'Y".//; Y '���������'../ i:'\ >���������'''..>,..:- ?Y.  ; ."-l-I'li'hate'to see .you niarry,Jjiz!",.he  LexclaiiWHlj^  hard,for her. She's only.-got-us two. Ami"  slie's had a fearful lot'"������������������-to /puti/'-iip with.  'Fatber-r-' .'_.;.' :��������� :. ._ '.: ��������� ������' -Y Y"..'".:",: ;;',"��������� ' ���������  ,- "She wouldn't like to haveyou breathed  ii,word"against him;'; Ed.'',/She started iis  she spoke.' Fter;iiibther Avasr-ptisliing; at  the door.". She camcyin groping a little/ /'  - '.'Go,,.Ijizzie,'i:slie Paid,- in,_ unlabored  voice". 'VI'll''give you to0 hini.'..' He���������rhe's  ])o'ful foiii'to' you.; ,:;Ho'll/ make "you a  goodinan." '; ./":// '"."..- j-0-'..:.. ''"' ���������**"..   ,: ���������.���������;���������".  And as the girl flung   toward   her, im-  ..   -,.__    ..t  on'  you���������go/on.'/ "Shutting"tlie "door 'upon  the girl," she satdown-heavily. ._ L;../.   -.-  pulsively, she made out-to smile. "Don'  you mind me, daughter.-He's waitin' oi  swung" himself oyer the tliNsholcl, deoliir-';  ing an intention cf leaving forever a family so -unworthy a ('".tiler's devotion".   The  fannly itself believed tlie calm which i'ol- ';'  lowed liis   going would be . ;:s lleeting'iis'!  tlie odor of   rye v hlyh'   hung .Upon   Iii;  nienaee.     But '���������as days lyngtheiied and no /  stumbling foot, sounded'after night��������� ��������� tipdii ���������!  the door stop, it I -eg iii to seem as if 'tlio |  old man's threat'hnd not   been   nieruly .".  laetie;:] device. ,  |   ; 'l.'lav huniiiii growths   he   lias   tr.iiiipcd |  . on I e:;;an   to    lift, / tliemselves, daring  to j  li'esheii in the simshine.    But; they never '  ' put; intoovertshape the satisfaction which  enlivened tbt'ln. " Al ���������'������������������'/;".' /������������������       |  j   : "Maybe if I'd ���������been different to what 1 ,  w.i!-'���������'more stern-like and   pushing���������your i  father ������������������'wouldn't   ever   hev   give   way" to "i  ! drink," hreatlied "Mrs. Hicks, staring int,:i I  -:the:fire.   '''/-":// YY.\  i     "No one. could have   been   any   kinder '  than you was,mother.",-. ..:'/���������������������������  :" Iw.-is rale, short; t,;i hiin the  night  lie,  "went,:.Ed;'   You    raid   some   things,'too,  that���������oh, de;;r!  I ain't- resigned to   think  maybe he's cold 'iind hungry!": '_  !; ..Ed. pocketed Ills hiiiuls witha   suddim  sense of gloom. "  . .It was not, ii pleasant fancy.'1 lie haled  to think even a stranger's  dog   mighfcbe  nbroaiL on" a    night   when    black  sides  /housed a howling wind and barren   troes  "wi'inig their empty'hands to'the' stress of  it.'  ' -'_,;: ..-..i-y:   "-  '  In spite of himself he sei-ine'ib'to,, seo a  / leaning old shape "buffeted: by   that   raw  'sweep.: Its; gray beard mocked by "bleak  ��������� giisf-s.'���������'   The   cheer   of;, the   rag-carpeted  : 'kitchen upon which u series of   dark'pictures cainett and, went,,  pictures always of  / the si'.ine aged figure, bent with a bviiileh  ! of'slui-meful years. It; stretched out feelilo  .hands,'-'begging;''broad'  of  a.hard-faciHl  farerin "a,   city, way.    It   crouched "for :  sheltjr'in   some noisome door."  It looked i  from   prison    liars,'it; slept   in   hedges,  ,iiihv;%'s ;wifch   the   peculiarn pathos  uiiim  :it  of  sins  long past and bitterly atoned.  I     Lizzie's soft laugh rang-out in the hiill,  j There   was   a .whispering..- She wits hid--  i ding her lover good night. :   .: .://  I     Ed. sat with his head in his hands. His.  ������������������mother stared into the fire   with   a'" gray  :^<m- "Y..:Y-"     :���������;.'".'".���������.'''"  i     "Will's goiug to eat Christmas   dinner  with tis!" cried Lizzie, bursting iuto the  /��������� room;'.������������������.'Why^whyV Avh.at's : the/matteiv.  j witlV you:two?';'     ���������'.-;���������-'.��������������������������� ',.;--������������������:',.,,.���������   /���������'��������� -"'"-:  |;"J;"We just happened to'"get talking about'  father.'   ;I"<_wisli" I   knew   where   he is,"  ' explained Ed., striking away  the somber  p;iiioriiiii:i::froin his disliking eyes'l;  I;    But   somehow   the   voiceless actor  in  [these dramas bf/woe had   ii   peculiarinstance.  . He ..was not to be banished.  /".Jtoasuring:muslins in   the   store  ni'-xt  day Ed.*Hiok"s was 'constantly, sensible.of  a miserable presence,which went through'  tlie piteous enactment of the night before.  './ "���������l^.rliaps ./lie'i. './dead !'-.!..'..":su>,hii'sed..:. thu:  young :-inaii. J'Dead���������huddled   imder  the  clqilsof a   pauper's .grave."    The "idea,  carrying a/weighfe of compunction, ringed  a new glory.rotind old,Hick ?s''.'-' brow..... '���������' I  wish to the Lord I hadn't   spoke   to-him  like I did thenight .lie left," mused '��������� liis  ."son. .'���������/"-'���������-:"v';:'i .' /''������������������"; '-v "; ������������������:���������,,/: ';���������"-���������"-;,:':>'"'-".-���������'.'.'  /': Oiv Chri.sfciiias evo Lizzie   had "gone;: to  somo* -neigliborliood; festival /: with  \her;  lover.    Ed" coming in'late from the store  "was   liaiiging   his /overcoat   behind   the*  ���������'door;'. His mother stood shaking a dipper-  ful of corn, over the blaze. '.     "-,_"::.  ;   "You   set   riglit   dowu   aud ''.eat tins  while it is hot, Eddie./ "'l ..never  sec corn  "popV'.l.ike,it does���������white as cotton." //,;/  Ed. stretchedhis liaiids, over /..the stove,  watching the/leap", of;the corn flakes.   }'������������������'  Mi's. Hicksbent ii   glance "of   inquiry  toward the house front:      : ::. -      "    :������  "   :'.-' That /wasn't a stop, "was it?'' /���������' she Ae-  bated.���������-"��������� \'-:"Y ������������������..-���������'��������� ������������������������/'-/������.-./ -ij'-:.-/;/     ���������';���������'-������������������:';  i-.;,-'A riip tliundered upon"tho door panel.  ."'Soino of tlie boys���������"/said Ed;-"I lialf-  promised tolqok iir ou the candy :p.ulliiig  ;it Howe's,.t6-night'. Reckon "they've conic  to-^-" he flung the door wide. % / / ?; /-/  ���������-.  It .disclosed, a/parallelogram- of, snow-  white   earth,. rippling, -.along .its   upper  part with star-facetted gray sky. /- ;A bare  sapling at the gate, the glow of a Christ-*  mas tree in a window oveivthb   way, v its  branches , specked' with ? fire>. nnd,giiudy -  with   tinsel,   the   rings mid clamorof/a  sleigh full of'young folk: passing / in tihe,:  street-���������all this made an   indefinite '"-scttl-,  _i n .r._ ntutbiffi u;n re- r .ii _th h,step.-'//^^_^���������it^l  ; ���������-. It, was/not a "' bowed, /wretched   figure/  i:with holliiSv^eyos'und'.blowlng". strjiii'ds'of  asheii hair. "*" It>w,is iiiean etiojigh,"in its-,  ragged clothes, a limp.hat   jamnied.over.  its -brow, but;despite these signs of fallen  fortunes it stood'upright .iiiuVTO.tundj the  mottled red of,its, puilTy'- cheeks,  rea'oliing-  out and rimiiiing.its heavy *noso; in   scarlet. \. ������������������-'"-"���������':.������' ������������������=���������' -,,: '";-/fv;f "���������,./.> '/"���������������':'.'������������������/.;".'  .   In ;t!ie hanging, ������bibulcius   inoustticlies  huiig. the/old   Bohemian - air.    -The.' oyes":  rollicked..: T,he unsteady "knees .liad. sfliue-  thing: jaunty, in their advance. >.- :'"/;/*  i/.ther ain't sick,   or   in..'w.iut   ordead.-  He,'s come home."     . ."'..-,'  / But there was no prayer, in her heart  lis she lay at Lizzie's side, listening /to  the girl's uneven, sighing breath,. When  she wokeinthe liiorning it was witli a  Konso of surprise that she hi.it, .-h pt even  h little, hnd been abb for an hour or two'  ������,o bind slumber upon her paining'eyes.  It was ii full day. Lizzie was /"heady  up and gone down stairs.  " Across the panes a- siiow heaped l;eec!i-  braiich contorted itself like a stem ill.,  rough coral/- Behind it she saw a blank  sky which seemed to her to wear tbo very  look she felt her face iissiiniiiig.oa look  that must hide all hint of doubt.ihd fear.  ;; Slie got up with fallerlng Jciiees. li  was Christinas day, when, the, measure o!  joy is full, so full that even the wretch e  of earth may web their lips at its (lowing  briiii.":She went down stairs. They appeared strangely i-'tebp, a.:venturous descent for one whose, eye. took a suggestion"  of unreality from their/veiy slope.  .-Lizzie was. setting the t.ible. Her lashes  glinted up a' "nioriiiiig glance as her  motheraiiiliitched 0the/ door. Then she  averted themquickly, witli a look ut her  brother:    -��������� ��������� ..������������������:.'������������������'./.  "Your father ain't .upJ'.'o said Mr...  Hicks feebly, Hearing the stove. "Make  the coffee strong, Lizzie._���������.lie likes, it  strong.'! ' '- *  /./'Mother," /.said _Ed. . suddenly.^ "I--I,  bate to "tell, you!���������-spoiling /your'': Christ-,  mas! but^io's gone,"father has���������"  ���������/-"Gone?"'" .��������� '   <������������������; ':;'"������������������,-���������-:,������������������'���������,/ "::  :"Y*es'm.",'   /;.'.'���������  "Oh just out sbin'erj!: He'll: be in:  against; coffee boils.',"  ������������������'���������,"  cShe broke off, shaking, searching Lis  face for contradiction. ,  "No, nianiiiiy. He won't be:back. He's  ���������well, lie's, taken my overcoat���������an-l "sev-  "enil little things of mine:���������ofcoursj '. he'i.  welcome to 'em���������but he's gone for good."  His voiee.rang with a. stifled joy.  Lizzie's eyes, beamed under their covert  lashes. / In her mother's .counfc-inance  struggled.ii feeling that broke at the lips  in a sliort sob. <s       i-. ."���������'  There Was a inoment's silence, a moment in which Mrs. Hicks, let her eyes  shine with the wild brightness .which like  some'minister/of/grace, .the prodigaPhac  left ill his "train. ," /      -';-:,���������=;;:;-//'"���������;//'//:::,/;.  His wife looked? at her children. Something in her glance seemed to be; t-lieni  - to disbelieve tlie rapture , she "could not  banish from her face./     /  "We'll/have to comfort each' other,"  -she said."c'; ';. -:='., -,...';'���������'''���������,..���������...-' ���������,."///���������:':  COOL REFRESHING drinks  V-/' ^ *���������' -1���������' _-.-NELSON   SODA   WATER   FACTORY-A-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.  Orders delivered promptly.  mn   _���������_?_   O.   _BO_5C   88-  CO., L'TB  @^2-WHOLESALE AND RETAII_.--5__^  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  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Mornings and evenings .the little  follows gather in a group of n scoro cr i  so on a smooth, sandy, or gravelly spot,  or at least a spot that is free from grass  or any obstruction. Then one of the  males Hies to a twig somewhere overhead,,  and begins singing in the jolliest jig-  voice imaginable; and immediately the  hirds begin to step in perfect time wiih  the. song, and twitter an accompaniment,  and more than that, move their wings Jl  time with thc music as they step   about.  Akin to this dance is one 'where there  is but a single dancer on the lloor at a  time. The liird is known as the 'rupicola  or cook of the rock, also a Brazil bird.  Ijike the little blue bird, it selects a  smooth, hard floor as its dancing place,  and there must lie plenty of bushes  about, for it does not seem to like spectators.  About this kind of platform the birds  gather, some on the ground and some on  (he bush.  Then all sing, except one, who gets  into tho center of the lloor, and there  leaps and gyrates in a most comical fashion until exhausted, then he staggers olT{  bnt another instantly takes his place and  repents his performance; and so 'they go  on, if undisturbed, till everyone of them  -hiisliad-his-lling :���������^   Don't feel so bad, mummy!" cried  lhe young man. "There's no nicer fellow  anywhere, than Will.' Well fixed and all.  Tl.' could have had his pick. H/s never  bed eyes for any one else but I Ax since  be settled'here a year back. She's" 'as  sweet us a pink, bnt, mother, we've got  nothing. And then folks remember���������  well, you know father oftentimes���������"  The woman at the hearth listens .with  n quivering chin.  "  "I'm not-saying a word   against   him,  mother."  "Don't you', Eddie!"..  " I ain't, mot her."'  "Because 1���������Kddie. he had his fault?,  but he was rale good-hearted , when .he  was himself.'' The son'set his lips.  '" "And since he went oil" I've often studied that maybe I wasn't as patient as I  ought to have been. I wake up nights  and get to studying over us being com-  f'terble���������you with a good place in the  store and .Lizzio to many well���������when  maybe ho's 'out a roof to his head ! it has  been three years since he left.���������T reckon  he's aged a heap."  There was a high wind rioting outside,'  muttering contempt upon the low roofs  of the village, and. communing in sharper  notes with the stripped tree tops. It had  an almost human accent, varying from a  wild cry to rhe confused murmuring of  t"i feverish tongue. The sounds ol* it gave  a strange-significance, to the woman's  words. -Ed's face took a somber cast.  His father's figure recurred to him,  clothed for the once in some thin shroud  of sentiment. Practically reviewed, it  was the figure of a man who, in deserting his famil.v.liad conferred on it a deep  and lasting good. A tall man, as his son  remembered him, with a rollicking air  in his long, gray moustaches, a disreputable uncertainty in the texture of his  i slouched hat. and a varying thickness in  ,,'-? his voice.  _,   i      His soil recalled the night  of   the   old  I' j man's   departure.      There   had   been   a  ! stormy scene.     Unable to wring   tribute  i from his wife's  empty purse, the   master  of the house had strongly expressed a lack  of satisfaction in his family ties.   lie had  "Maria,  I'm���������dyin', an'���������I allers meant  to ���������have asked you.���������to���������marry me."  Tho prodigal had como.home. lie en-'  tereil tho house with a step of ainiiible,  assurance, anticipating the fatted calf  with a tolerant nostril. Uo had dolled  the willows of exile for holiday green  and his manner was that of ono who*'  realizes a certain delight   in forgiveness.  "Yes,.I'm back," he conceded, making  himself at ease in the rocking chair.  "This time of year a fellow feels like .he  owed something to his family, even if  they ain't treated" hini just straight. I  never was a man to cherish ill-feelings.  Forgive and forget is my motto. Veil,  Kd. you're a big boy. Looking line,  .���������.'bur's Lizzie*** Cute little trick, that!  Heh? 'gone out.' Well, I'll be here when  she comes in. A man's place is with his  folks. I'm going to bury bygones."  His wife, browing tea, holding up  Ifrwul to toast, was moved with anguish  that her heart had given .no othor token  of joy and gratitude than might bo encompassed in a cold sinking.  The prodigal, unaffected by the silence,  tho.. spasmodic remarks, the llushings and  i' palings of the two who plied him with  remorseful attentions, rambled cheerfully  on. At ia of the clock ho announced  himself "dead on his feet" and'ready for  bed. ���������.'���������  Just on the stroke Lizzio came, calling  out some word to young Kaley as he shut  the gate. ,,  She came in. all the pretty color going  swifty from her cJieeks, all the; frosty  brightness quenched in her eyes at sight  of the iiassy figure greeting her in a  jovial tone'as daughter.  The three people who were left in the  room when tiie new comer had yawned  himself off to Led. stood dumbly looking  at and away from each otlier. Lizzie's  face, white as a. white rose just unhooileil,  struggled with tears.  "Will '11 lx������ here all day to-morrow,"  she breathed. "He���������he's never seen  father."' Kd. wheeled round, holding his  lips in. Their mother, enfolding them in  a look of prophetic love, saw what shame,  what possible di-comfituro and ruin lay  for them in the dark face of the future.   ���������  Hor lips trembled, and the water stood'  iii her eyes.  "It's late," she said. "Let us renieni-  ber all we got to   bo grateful   for.   Tour  \  : ���������:_ Wlie-V a'good ntaiv s .7cars..:oii .ct^wet Hay  . it's:lucre tiiciii/ likelyKl-C'/p-'ofatii-y conies;  ;frb-n,Z.wy_*-.--^"';^  :   The'shoe tliat piuclics spoib the temper,/  ::irrit-ite_./tl-G:?iicrvcs, iinpairs di-/  gsstipn, anci-obGciires the'-iieriy  -suiisliine-ofjifc.-v// /. / ��������� ��������� ���������    % '//  /'Success drs faii;ufc:*:i:_ .life: oft  linges; -.poiiTaTi-iaii"';- luopd.at.  i critical/inomci-ts,: .and the' v/ay  his feet'feci' E^oractimeii^sways  /dcstin}v./::.:���������';/, ,'//'--:~:.//  -<-.   A pair of'. Slater Shoes' \inay.,  ainconsciously save a fortune'^ but  can't cost more than $5.50."/ '".,-���������  .';. It'.s cheaper to tliroiv aiaeYy���������"��������� '���������"'Yf&liffi  /;ashoethathur-S.������^  .and inarlc this���������n_>-��������������� "Slater,^/Q  )' ,v'  Shoes'' need lio breaking in.  Yf\ A/tag on each pair tells jiist  wliat^leather it is '���������made '.of��������� 7  . liow it -will, affect the feet^-and tlie wear it,.  /' will, or will W-^give, according"to uge.';,*"// :  YY. -The makers name  and  price stampeda  "011 the ^ sole profecte*;^ai---St imitations of '  /Goodyear Welt, '���������and ehsurcs/.lyalue'."'i-"V*?0'.:  ;t__tne:td'the wearer.'yV/$3-5o,M-5oI]$o-5o -Y Y  ^5*  It hnd to fit  tlie shoe.!,  Chipmunks.  Only recently have chipmunks been  classed "as game and appeared in the  markets. They have sprung at once into  popularity, and the demand is at present  considerably   greater   than   the   supply.  .i.piueures declare that they lire far superior toany othor variety of squirrel,  and that, cooked like .terrapin, they even  como near equaling that dainty.  Chipmunks "are not protected by the  game law, but they are not in- good condition for shooting before the middle of  September or the 1st of October. Later,  when the nuts begin to ripen, thoy,become finer in flavor and bring high prices  in the markets. Hunting these lively  little follows is by no means easy. -Kind  at with a shotgun from a , distance of ..()  yards they will dodge, the, charge.- Only  rille hunting is productive of a full bag.  A jJiJ-ciiliber magazine nrm .is tho'best.  Professional hunters who make a specialty of this game use air guns of extrr.  power, carrying a BB bullet. The advantage, of this arm is the absence of noise.  . Chipmunks may be cooked in many  ways.   AVhen  two-thirds grown   (hey are  obest grilled fricasseed - like frogs. When  older they may be fried a la-Maryland.  One well-known chef recommends that  they be cut in small pieces and used as a  substitute for terrapin. Chipmunks bring  from 20 to SO cents a pair, according to  size. Most of those usr-d in Now York are  shipped from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and "Maine. Some come from Xew  Jersey and Long Island, and a.fow from  Missouri. The full-grown skin, . dry  tanned, is worth from six to eight cents  in the fur market.    ,  --IM-KIt ct WKIIS, Sole Agent), lor Nelson.  Cm     -Utl-I-N l-KOS., Aiicnls ul Knslo.  A Ci-usude "T Courtf-sT.  William W. Clay of Chicago has started  a crusade' of courtesy by issuing the !ol-  lowin'g circular: "Thc co-operation of the  men of Chicago is earnestly solicited in  a crusade of courtesy. The tendency of  men and boys to retain seats in public  conveyances while women and girls are.  compelled to stand is growing to such  an extent that even the presence of elderly and feeble women is gradually being  ignored. It is liclieved that the attention  of the average man need only lie called  to this state of affairs to impel his aid  iu eradicating this growing and humiliating evil. It is also believed that due  courtesy shown to women in this respect,  regardless of r,go or personality, will bo  elevating in its effect upon men in  hrouder channels than mere street cav  conduct.''  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 00  B.O.  NELSON,  ICE/CREAM!   ICE CREAM!   AT TIIK      ���������     .  VSEftlNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For tlio Very Host Meal at the Most Resonnblo Price ours is tho place. I-Vory  .Icscriiition (if Lunches jnit up to order.- "Wo aro now pi-eparod to furnish all  kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Tavts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc. Wedding Cakes a Specialty. ���������   - -  Fiii-sriesT  _b_r,_e_a__id  iisr TO"w_isr  delivered to any part of Lho town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  f������l "       ���������      : R. HURRY, Proprietor.  I'-iiiOcroas .MIriiJ.   -  "Weight," said the summer lecturer,  "is in direct proportion to destiny." ���������  "My!" .said the summer girl, "what  a weighty mind Chollie Spiridletop must  have!"  t  MEATSI     _M2_E!^_.T  ���������A" BUTCHER   .SHOP   has   been   opened,  in   connection  with the store, with a large stock ot choicest  FRESH  MEATS.  MINING SUPPLIES, ETC.  ..09 THE MINER, NELSON   B, C, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1897  spl  ���������jl  ���������  "  "       ~  '  ������������������_!  ,;i  _k ������  .  -���������V  i  l<!Lne  ^tluicr.  i;  li  ^Vclson, Gales  t;  i\  ocilcnnn,  A  British Qtolumb.-t.  l;  1397  J   1   iliiv'b.'l  1   I,'' 1 '-  L11.11 1 i_>  i^ -  1897  1  i  D  M  T  W  T  F  sl  _  M   T  W  ii.*-..?!  I r I,, i ���������i,���������i _i _ i ���������  i.__ RtLT N,i____ 1 "T. i ���������  s  M  T  W  T  F  S  X  X  X  X  X  1  _!  ;.  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Independent   .Ionic   .luinbo   lCnigltt Templar���������  lCootonav-London ..  Le lioil   bilj-31ay   Jlayllowor   Moiiila   Jlonte Cristo   Jlornin;.; Star   Nesting   Northern Uelle   Noeeltv   U. K   Palo Alto   Dluenix   I'ooriiinu   Itud Mountain-view  It. K. bee   Kud foint   Ituchcslcr   Kossland. lied Jit.,  ltosslaml Star..:....  St. Kline   St. Paul   Silverinu   Sou'n Cross& \V con  Siillaun   Trail Jlining Co..  Union   .Virgin in   War Kiiglcl   West, Lo lloi   White Uear   Young Hritisli Am'n  AINSWOinil.  Dellie   Kllen   UOUN'OAl-V.  Old Ironsides   No.  of  Shares  Soo.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  !i, Soo, 000  I'ar  Value  I'rico.  CAMP   MCKINN10Y  Cariboo I   iti:vi;i.si'OKH.  Orphan I!oy   s 1.0c AN.  Alamo ".  Cumberland   Dardanelles..:   Grey Kagle   Idler    Kootenay-Colmnbia  Minnesota "...   Noble-Five Gon.-.-  J{iitnblcr Con   Keco   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington   ,     _ N'OIITIII'OUT.  Hod Top...   1,000,000  ���������2���������"ioo,oooi  1,000,000  lioo.uoo'  l.ooo.ooo  ."100,000  2,000,000  noo.ooo  7oo,ooo  uoo.ooo  l.ooo.ooo  000,000  1,000,000  '1,000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  2,000.000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  L.ooo.ooo  (100,000  000,000  l.ooo.ooo  000.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000.000  1,000,000  1,000.000  "00,000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  7oo,ooo  l.ooo.ooo  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000.000  1.000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000.000  1,000,000  2,ooo  Gdo.ooo  000,000  000,000  000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  Too.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo.ooo  000.000  00.000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  -1.2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  50,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  ������   1  S   1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  ���������1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  0 00  1 OO  1 OO  L 00  I OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  I OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 00  1  OO  nl 00  1 00  1 00  L 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  I 00  I 00  1 00  I 00  loo OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 Ol)  1 OO  , 1 OO  1 OO  1 00  I 00  1   00  1 00  ,-C 1 Olis  ������ U IU  () 12  0 10  ,0 OH  0 0:1  11 10  (l ID  0 07  I) 10  '   0 m;  0 07  0 0.JV  0 _.j  0 17  0 Hi  0 IS  0 0:1  0 12  (I 21)  0 20  0 II.")  I) 01)  _0 111  I) 8  0 lo  (I 11)  0 If!  0 12  I) 7  (I 5  (I Oil  I)   7i  0 Oo  I) 20  0 -12  12'.  0 (It!  0 it;  0 j 5  0 0  I) IU  7 25  0 2U  0 11  U ISJ-  u 11  (I 051  U OS  0 10  0 :i  0 211  U   .VI  0 s  0   (il  0 12  0 (IS  0 10  0 2(1  0 15  0 07  () 15  0 10  0 20  0 10  0 Ofi  0 101  - 0 21  U 1U1  0 07'  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of tl is to be understood.  Pnllioii������ie and Wyeocoinaeh-  to Jas N lilack and D It McLen  Xcw Denver.  April 27--  \ndrewTunks  lennan, J. ������100.  April 28-  Athv������ No :i���������Joseph Kraiiz to Alex Sprout.  Amos Thompson nnd Chas XV Alywin, J to each  ���������fSoo. .  Suitiina���������l'etTGourdroux toll Hl'itts.?300.  Jlny H-.Ios H Martin to II II I'itts. J.  Siuilaiia-ll II I'itts to Jos IJ Martin, i.  i'liutanii���������Sumo to .Fred Lemieux, \.  Sligo-.) F Foley to Jl MacXicol. _-__!.  Clyde and I vangural���������Jas Beard to P S Sher-  nin. i S10O.  Wildhorso���������*W II Bcnnlicn to Thomas La-  conibc, V-  JJnlraida���������J \V Lowes to Uobert Allen. ������.  April 21)-  Sulluna���������Chas Uoll'man to 15 1, Ueer, fii-21.  Dexter���������Jas Heard to I* J Sherrun, !, $200.  Monitor���������V, B Foote to Slocan Monitor Min-  ing Co. I.  Monitor���������Jas A Grillith t.osame. J.  ltoscdale. Flower and May���������Charlotte Henderson and J 11 Gray to Uobt A Cunningham,  ������I5,0C0.  Hit; Cedar���������John S Parker to A C I lay more,  ?250.  Kai-ly Uird���������llosinus Mulile to J S C Kraser,  SHXK).  April 30-  Mh-er Kiiifj; No 3���������Alex "McDonald to Win  Tlionilinson. .|, S225.  J lustier No 2���������S J Ucutar to Wm Sudrow, ",.  l'lnrly Ilird-J-; S  Uabb to Albert   Allen,  1  s;5t;.r_!_.  Wild Jim���������Jas Boyd to It A Bradshaw, 1.  May 1-  Glasgow���������K J Dohie to Robert, Williams, J.  Reliance and El Azhar-Robt Williams lb K  J Dobie, ,������.  May 3-  Ruby Jlay -John Pierce to AN Shaw, J.  Silver Boll and Hustler���������Duncan ltlrvinc to  Win S Drowrv, |.  Same���������XV S Drewry and I' J Hickcy to Jas A  Lindsay, ... SUO00.  Same���������Duncan H Irvine, AVm S Drewry and  P J Uickey to Jas A Lindsay, |.  Same���������Bruce Craddock to I) It Irvine.  Same���������John Urydcn to The Silver Hustler  Jlining Co, :}.  Same���������Duncan 11 Irvine to John Brayden and  Silver Hustler Jlining Co i.  TO REMOVE SQUATTERS  LAW  APPLYING TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF HELS0N.  An  Acl   _K->|ii'cliilly  lMr..-le<l  Analnsl  rnlors or lott In tin. .;<!v<rn-  incut Townsllc.  I.o  NATAL DEMONSTRATION  BEITAIN'S   SHIPS  IN   THE   MEDITERRANEAN.  1  00  1 00  lo 00  '   1  00  1  00  ,1 00  loo 00  1 00   1-00  1 oo  1 00  oo  lo 00  '    I 00  1 00  1 00  0 151  0   7-1  0 (HiV  0 ���������!!)  0 OS  0 22  0 00.V  -0-5 IA.  0 ol  1 10  2 liO  0 OSA  0 25  '���������'"() 10  KiimsIiiikI.  -April 20-  Giaiul-L L Workman to II W Sullivan. I.  Royal and Calcutta���������S J  Graham   to M W  Sullivan, 1.  Clyde-S J Graham and J G Rives to MW  Sullivan, i.  Anvil 30���������  Iron Clill���������Lis pendens  by Luke vs. Consi-  dinc Dolan.  Jlay 1-  Caliope��������� V A Mackenzie to DanielToomey.J.  Arawava���������W    L     Jlackenzio     to    Daniel  Toomey, A.  Elroy���������U Neukuin to JlatHoni, J.  Oxford���������J B Chantrell to Joe'Liuieaster,  1-23.  Oxford���������J B Chantrell to R Brieewell, 2-25.  Oxford���������J B Chantrell to Harvey J Martin.  15.  Same���������Snneto Kdwurd Wirey, 1-25.  Same���������Same to Ernest Junkers, 1-25.  Samcr-Samc to William Shaw.  Same���������Same to Trunshaw Ellison, 2-25.  Suine���������Same to Mary Alice Kllison, 2-25..  Same���������Same toThomas V Hull, 1-25. :  ���������Same���������Same to J W Cooper, 1-25.  Joe Beet���������Joseph Few to John Jlanley, J.  Johannesburg���������JohnWallaco to H K Brown i  Jlay 3-    '  Little Jean���������Frank    Womack  to  Rossland  United Gold Mining company.  Red Horse-Franklin Jlallery to E K F Boy-  les, 1-15.  Concord���������M K Young to Charles Hayward, J.  Kilty J���������J It Stu-si to H J Raymer, J.  -Jlay-1 *-������������������= : =_.   ' tDividends paid to dato are as follows: Le  Roi, 5.125,000; War l.aglc, ������187,000; Cariboo,  Sl.0,000; Idaho S'20,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $100,000; Rambler S25.000. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid dividends. ,        =  III  .V Vein ol' lliimor.  winding up tbe nlTiiiraot ti gold  mining, coiiipiiuy the other day in Edinburgh, the directors cracked a few bottles  of special dry sparkling,., and the chairman with Tnpleyiiiu lnnnor, iu moving  tlie toast "l.equiescat in pace," . said:  ''Gentlemen, "lis true, and pity 'tis tine,'  we are here met on this occasion for lack,  of gold, but paradoxical as it may seem,  we Lave abundance of gold lac; therefore  chargo your glasses, gentlemen,' io the  shareholders, for while we leave: it to  them to pay the piper, wc shall lie just  and pay -the Piper-Heidsieck. (Uproarious cheering, latighteriind applause).  "While we. as a company have decidedly  gone.upou the rocks, recollect that a  reef would have beeu onr salvation.. And  although tve here pour a melaucuoly  libation" in these sparkling pints, we  would rather have had the glittering  quartz. (Cheers.) We worked in vein  but it is not ore' with us; we have suffered  all the miner ills of life, the shaft has  sped, the prospects are blue, the only  buckets left to us that will repay the  winding up are those before you. Drink,  '- then, fellow stoueybrokes, to the eternal  slumbers of the. Busted-tip Gold Miniug  Company."  ,;oat Klvcr Sews. .  Port Hill, Idaho, llay 13.���������(Special)  A brunch of the North AVest Mining  Association has been foi-mt'd at the  cinternational boundary line, (Port Hill  P.O.), and already has a -membership  of about 40. The oflicers elected for  the year are Major .1. I. Barnes, president; W. P. Sloan, vice-president, and  George Ross, secretary-treasurer.  Reports are current that tho Bed-  lington it Nelson "vailway will be built  tli is vear.  The Northern Light Mining .-Company will shortly resume operations  on their property.  The Ivy company will also do considerable development work this season.  \\\ P. Sloan, the mining agent at  Tort -Hill, reports several sales and  predicts quite a boom in the district  lhisveav.    .  C & C Fraction���������Ovule Paulin to Fred Mac-  Farlanc.  Jlay 5-  Canadian���������V XV Bauer to L B Magee.  Burlington���������H  XV Allen to The Chrysolite  Gold Jlininu and Development company.  Chrysolite���������II W Allen to same company.     0  .  Oola���������J James Bristoe to Geo Von Reinolts.  Sunset���������John Seit/.inger to George Van Kci  nolts.        - . -'. '���������"  (Continued on sixth page.)  SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.  Xo  rrovUlou    Matte    lor   Xelsou's    Laud  Hesl-lry   Ollice.  The supplementary estimates wero  banded dowu last week. - Thfy  amount to $25,288 for the services cud-,  ing June 30, jl8')8, also ������100,158.31 for  the sc-vices ending next month and have  a schedule of indemnity for expenditure  to June last $10,880,84. .  Supplementaries for the year ending  Juue 30, 1SD8, amount to $78 under tbe  head ot civil salaries; S1.312 under administration ot Justice, salaries; 83,000  for hospitals and charities; $1,800 for  education, including 8600 for Rossland  for a fifth assistant teacher; ������10,500 for  public works, including the construction  of a recorder's ollico ������800, courthouse  Revelstoke ������5,000, lockup Sandon ������800;  miscellaneous comes to ������1,800, including  $1,000 towards the expenses of the British association to British Columbia. '  In the services to the end of June, 1897,  the heads are: Civil salaries, $9,355; administration of justice, ������2,231, including  a stipendiary "magistrate at Nelson, ������300,  and a clerk for the recorder's office at  Rossland $840, legislation, ������1,775; public  institutions, $5,000; hospitals and charities, S750; prosecution and interpreters,  $1,000: education, $6,G17, including  - teaches "and incidentals; Illeeillewaet  $590, Brandon teacher and incidentals  S590. Nelson incidentals $240; "Waterloo  teacher ������300, incidentals ������40, Rossland  second assistant teacher $200, (three  months) incidentals ������40, Revelstoke  $117: additional revenue service, ������1,500;  public works, $28,267, including repairs  tor govermeut buildings in northwest  Kootenay ������120, lockup at Grand Forks  ������500, public school at Trail $703 . additional to the $1,500 voted, lot adjoining  govermeut oflice Kaslo ������100, the courthouse Revelstoke $1,000, roads West  Kootenay additional $1,000, Illeeillewaet 8130, additional road to Princeton  ������187, additional Toby creek trail 81,100:  surreys, S5,5M.: miscellaneous833,462.21,  including provincial exhibit at imperial  institute ������3,415, board of health ������1.500,  additional ludia-i famine fund $2,000,  agent geueral at London (allowaiice for  disbursements) ������520. ���������  j The schedule of indemnity for 1S95 in-  ! eludes public school, Rossland, $1,061.  Hon. G, B. Martin, chief commissioner  of lauds and works, introduced a bill iu  the legislative assembly last week to  give power to facilitate the removal of  sqnutters on crown lands. It was rushed  through its various stages and has since  become law. The measure is directed  against the squatters on government lots  iu lhe municipality of Nelson.  Mr. Hume objected to tbe bill, claiming that existing laws were amply sufficient for the purpose.  Mr. Kellie suggested that the government might charge a rent to the squatters  on lots instead of turning them oil".  The bill passed without any alteration  and without further discussion.  The Act is cited as the ''Crown Lands  Trespassers' Aci," and is as follows:  "When any person is wrongfully or  without lawful authority in possession of  any public land and refuses to vacate or  abandon possession of the same, the  Chief Commissioner ot Lauds aud Works  or any officer or agent of the Department  of Lands and AVorks authorised by the  Chief Commissioner for that purpose,  may, upon affidavit of the facts, apply to  the county judge of the county, or any  stipendiary magistrate ot the district,  in which the land lies, for a summons  directed to such person calling upon him  forthwith to vacate or abandon possession of the said land, or within ten days  after service of said summons to show  cause why an order for his removal  should not be made, and if upou return  of the summons ..it shall appear that he  has not vacated or abandoned possession,  or he shall not show good cause to the  contrary, the judge or stipendiary magistrate shall make au order for ihe summary removal of such person from such  land, and such order shall be executed  by the sheriff, or any bailiff, or constable,  or other person to whom it shall be  delivered.  It shall be sutneent service ot the summons if a copy thereof be left with any  grown up person fouud on tlie laud and  and another copy be put up in some conspicuous place thereou, aud where no  grown up person is found  a copy be put up iu  conspicuous places.  The officer to whom any warrant is  addressed under the provisions ot this  act shall forthwith remove the person  named therein from crown lands, aud iu  the execution of the warrant shall have  all the powers, rights, immunities and  privileges enjoyed by a sheriff  able or othpr peace oflicer in  tion of his duty.  Any person remaining upou crown  lands after haviug beeu ordered to leave  the same, or returning thereto after having left iu obedience'to a summons, or  after having beeu removed under warrant as aforesaid, shall, upon summary  conviction thereof before a (stipendiary  or police magiserate, or before two or  more justices of the peace, be liable of a  fine of not less than twenty dollars' or  more than one hundred dollars and costs,  to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three calendar months, but in case  such person so convicted shall pay such  fine and costs and continue in possession  of such crown lands, or shall return  thereto after having served auy term of  imprisonment imposed in default of payment thereof, he shall upon. summary  conviction thereof as aforesaid be liable  to n further fine ot not less than tweuty  dollars or more than one hundred dollars  and cost, and in default of payment of  8iich_fuitherfirie"and"costsrto-imprisoi'i-  ment for a term not exceediug six cal-  ander months, aud be shall be similarly  dealt with so long as he shall continue  in possession after payment of auy line  as aforesaid.  Any person resisting, obstructing or  interfering with an oflicer executing a  warrant or serving a summons issued  under this act shall be liable to the same  penalties aft a person,- resisting, interfering with or obstructing a'sherilt* or constable or other peace'oflicer iu the execution of his duty.  The officer executing a - warrant or  serving a summons issued uuder this act  may take with him all necessary assistance, and shall have the'right.to demand  such assistance in the same manner  as a constable or other peace officer  iu the execution of his duty may lawfully do.   ���������  on tho laud, if  each of two such  or  the  COUit-  execu-  A I'lci-I   ...insMin;;  ol' Thirty-Four   First-  .:iass 1Var.lil|ps Xo.v CrnisiiiK In  Those Waters.  England is, at this moment., supreme  in the Mediterranean sea. No less than  31 of her battleships aud cruisers are in  those waters ready for action. One-  fourth of these are the heaviest war vessels afloat.  Tbe nominal naval force which England maintains in that sea is from 10 to  14 vessels. That number has all along  beeu supposed to be equal to the emergency.  ���������AVhat thc real object of the enoimous  British concentration means remains to  be seen. Great Britain is uow iu a position practically to dictate in the Mediterranean. There is no force there, even  including the combined forces of the  powers, that Ran staud up against the  overwhelming British aggregation. The  The licet is under the command of Admiral Sir J. Omanney Hopkins, who has  for his flagship the Rarailies. Thc junior  flag oflicer is Rem-Admiral K. II. Harris.  The latter officer is flying his (lag on  board the battleship' Revenge.  IN   PERFECT  01U1E11.  The ease with which England hascol-  lccted this great force is in itself cause  for wonder. From Portsmouth, Dartmouth and Plymouth cruisers and gun-  bnats luive been leaving England without causing comment of surprise. It all  shows with what perfect system the British admiralty orders have been executed.'  At all the naval stations of England  the ships iu port are devited into classes.  Thc first includes those vessels able to  get under way in full commission in 4S  hours. The second includes all vessels  capable of being commissioned in two  weeks' time. The third class represents  vessels uuder extensive repairs. All the  first-class reserve ships have on board  skeleton crews. The engines are in readiness to be moved in eight hours' time,  and stores and provisions are kept iu  storehouses hard by.ready for placing ou  board. At the Portsmouth yard more  than 8,000 bluejackets and 3,000 marines  have been on hand for three months in  readiness to embark.  The ships now in the Mediterranean  havo been taken out of the first-class reserves of the various shipyards and commissioned as it  l'Olt GUSEBAIi SEMVICE.  Nothing has been said of their destination being the Mediterranean. In the  case of several of the crusieis now with  Admiral Hopkins, these vessels left Eug-  laud only the other day wiih ibe understanding that they were bound, some to  the Pacific and some to tbe south-east  coast of America. Others were intended  for China.and North American stations.  Vice-Admiral Hopkins will be i emem-  bered by Americans as the flag oflicer  who visited New X'oik city with the British fleet at the opening of the Columbian  celebration. lie has with hini today on  the llamilies the same captain (Hamilton)  who commanded thecrusierBlake. Capt.  Noel, of the Scout, was recently the British naval attache at Washington.  The list of British warships in the  Mediterranean does not include torpedo  boats and torpedo boat destroyer?. Admiral Hopkins has a force of uo less than  55 of these vcssals iu active commission.  This does not conut the second-class torpedo boats at Malta aud Gibi.ilter.  lu making this great show of force  Great Britain has not disturbed her channel squadron. That means that British  shores are safe. Neither has she drawn  upon any of the foieign stations.. The  Nort"_rAm"eiicau"a'ud"China"'statinns'"have"  full complements. The Pacific sqnudron  has been made stronger by the addition  of a.couple of ships; so" has the South  American station.  On the other hand, the Cape of Good  Hope squadron is stronger today than  it has ever been. Englaud has drawn  simply ou her first-class reserve, and she  still two reserve lists to make good the  vaucancies.  GOING. TO FORT STEELE.  B  The Cheapest Place to Buy the  BOOTS   AND   SHOES  -IS   AT   THI----  NELSON SHOE STORE  Wc have thc largest and best selected stock of Footwear in tlie city  would like to havec vou see our lines.    Trv us.  and  5/'  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Street.  -isrELsoisr  PlaningMM!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS aud OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GUJaRANTEEP.  PRICES REASONABLE.    THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  ROYAL HOTEL  W. Q. ROBINSON,  Accommodations   more   ilian  Hard finished rooms,  Proprietor.  doubled   by   newly   constructed   addition.  electric lit'hLs. hot and cold baths.  BEST TABLE IN THE CITV  Everythin;  Stanley Street  First-Class  (i:ni  Just   above Silica  M. pes Prisai) & Co.  Grocery and Provision  .^E _BO_HI-A.-IsrTS  c_F_oc;iC-E3*R"__r -_____rsrx_> c_3-_____A.ss"Wr7__.T?,-Ei!.  Doors for Sale Cheap.  A  Large- Stock of-Sashes and  Lo  ^.ELSOiN"-  WI.  M. R. SMITH % GO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  -;^BirT_E-iiF0_R-PB-ie_E--JL_ESTr--*  VICTORIA   *    -        B.C. (2.2)  Ciiui-I Milling Kuiiilx.  At this season ot the year mauy mining districts, says Jhe Engineering aud  Mining Journal,  are realizing   forcibly  the .-.disadvantages aud   costs   of   poor  roads.     We  liei'r   continually -of work  delayed and dilliculty in obtaining supplies because the  roads are impassable.  A dirt road badly made in the first place,  and  kept   up ' badly���������or   not   at all���������is!  always an expensive affair to those who  are obliged to use it, aud is suffered to  exist generally   because very few realize |  how much money a good road wonld save.  for them.     The   movement   for   better'  roads has had good effects in many parts  of the couutry  and its further extension  is   very' desirable.   Of .course there are  districts whieh must suffer on account of  their location, which makes road building very costly, or because their traftic j  is too small to  warrant th^ incuri ing of j  much  expense;   but   there   are   many.  where a   united  effort   could   secure a J  greater improvement in this respect.'   Iu j  many raining districts alt.o, road material >  is plentiful, and the cost of making go'id  highways   would  not   be   great.     The |  addition  of 500 pounds to the average.  load of a team mav not seem very im-j  portant by itself, but'it may make a very i members of   parliament, namely:    Cols,  considerable dillerence in expense in the i Domville,   Tisdale,   Trior,   Tncker " and  course   of  a year.     "We have iu mind a j Tynvhitt. Lieut.-Col.' O'Hrieu,  es-M. P..  case where the outlay of ������5,000 o:i a road i  by  the owners of a quarry was repaid io ���������  tliem iu less than two years by the saving i  in expenses; and a member of the firm���������  l-.iiii' lliiii<lrc<l -"Tc.sp.clors There Already  iiinl Man)'   rrcp.'irliii: ln'Vo.  There are about -100 prospectors iu the  Fort Steele country. Claims are beiug  recorded at the rate of about 10 or 15  a day. The snow is goiug oil" rapidly,  and as it disappears the prospectors follow the snow lino up the mountains. A  big rush is expected into East Kootenay  this spring. It has already set in, and  men are going in over over four dilferent  routes���������the Moyie ��������� trail." Kalispell,  Golden, ou the C-1'.B., and up the river  from Jennings. The town of Wardner is  becoming a lively place, many people  arriving daily.  On Terry creek some good linds ot free  milliog propositions have bren made,  the ledges'running from eight to sixteen  and seventeen feet wide. It is low grade  but there ia lots of water handy for working, and the mines will be extremely i  productive. Prospectors only went into j  that section last year. -It offers a. good  Held for prospecting.  HIS PERSONAL STAFF.  .A_.S S AT IJSTG-  ->."_C U~T_ rt A T E S-<*__-  am prepared  lo  make  Silver,  Gold...  $ .f)0  I.OO  accurate  ��������� ib;;  Silver and gold, -SI.00  nd   reliable assays upon  ores at thc  owiny rates:  Copper,.  Ores may be sent by mail  full.    The  cliartrt-S for the  S2.00  .   1.50'  an interest in  Prospectors  60S"  I'ri-iiiicr    l.nurR'r    ..lioo.es   (lie   Military  Aides W.10 Mill Accompany liim.  A telegram from Ottawa says: The pre-  ! mier has decided on the list   of   ollicers  I whom he will invite to   accompany   him  to England as   his   personal  staii'. next  month.    "Included in  the   list   are   live  with a will.  Coi. the Ilou. .1. M. GiDson, provincial  secretary; Lieutl-Col. Aylmer. Ottawa;  Lieut.-Col. Munro. "Woodstock: Lieut.-  Col. 1-iiilaud: Major lleibert. Moureal:  Lieut-Col. Mason. Toronto; Lieut.-Col,  White,.Quebec: Lieut.-Col. Laugworth.  Prince Edward Island: Lt. Coi.������..regory,  Victoria;* Dr. (*.. *W Wilson. Montreal:  Capt. llarrv Pate. Ottawa: Lieutenants  Courtney and! IWec, It, Mj| College.  _. railroad; bntnearly everyone can j Possibly :i Winnipeg officer may receive  a   decent   road .if It goes* to work I an.ippoinlment 011 the stab of the .hu:-  Silver, lead, gold and copper,  .....:. 1.00   Silver, lead and "gold   or express and all charges must he prepaid in  assaying must also accompany the sample.  Money furnished lo prospectors to develop their claims for  same. Claims bought, and sold. Good prospects stocked,  arc invited to correspond with nie.  WALTER J. BROWN meson, h. c.  p  BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C. ';  -   Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.1'  We are prepared tp supply consumers with .  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at rea-   _-  sona'ble prices. ~ ''    '  Orders by mail to any branch will Iiave careful and prompt attention.    530  Thos. Bui 111 %' Co., L'd.  DEALERS  il  IN  MINERS1. BUCIIITES' Al MILL SUPPLIED,  who was at first opposed to the espen li-  ture���������said afterwards that no one payment by the firm brought iu a more direct or belter return than the $300 or $000  ii year it cost to keep the road iii gvod  condition. "Sot every mining district can  have  have  I.._l_ AMI SUEI-T  __r..>X. .IIIXKKS'  PI. KS,  MINKKS'SIIMVKLS. .VIUll I.OrKS.  dy.viiiiti: rrsi: ami t:\vn,  ISA IS .--WI   SIIKI-T S-TKKL,  MAXILLA  BOrES,  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR  MINING  1 ���������  i ilee regiment.  ('33)  CO.'S  Write for Quotations.  AT.AJSrC'OT--'  QUICKSILVER.  Cable Address. "Dunn." ,,  V_E_R^  _B.  O-  1 THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1897.  (Continued from lil'lli luifjo.)  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where rio co.isidcra.tion  is named in transfers  tlio nominal sum of $1 is to be understood.  .VelMWi.  May 7���������  Lililo Oeoi'Ko, A.'ron, I'Iiiiil-I. Comet--.! C  Dunlop mill 1* W Ciilisoii to T,l llniii-itii, A, for  $..,000 worth of work.  'i'riinii|ili���������A ..'liitlolloT I) Caviuiiuitth.  -May S���������  Xelson, Hryan. Kiimiysiilo���������\V Dui-gli to T  AVilson and K H Topping. ���������'��������� SI00.  Linnuss-C Haynolds li) I. (! DiillV and .1 1)  I'utlor.  Alinjwuiiip���������-.1 II Walker lo A SpniiKonlioiwr  and.lA Nollerfleld, J, lo .1 lirywn and \V Jl  l-uitcli, J.  Kli.0 Fmclinn���������J 1? Kiehardson lo (! *..'  Smitli. 1.  < londhopo~l{ 10 IMU.-her lo T Gallon, S1.000.  Manila Wa.--hingloii-!rame to same, $I,(_0I).  Jlay 10-  fiootl Hope-..' tl ..linns to !���������' W Jleslo-  wood, 11.  Deer Trail���������-Shmulo same, 2.  Seattle Chief, Uruni, llritiMi Thundei-er���������It  luce claim J InlurcM.  Hard L'p���������A.lulion lo A Kuiisciiu, |.  Jlay II���������Lucky Three���������K Nil* to .1 T Price and  A Hui'Kess.  Jlnril Up���������A Jnlloii to IC Morrison, ... ������750.  Turk���������J Dorsey to J Powell,. $30 down, $550  -June 15.  .May 12-  Niipoluon���������H Poiriur.lo A Locnvcr, !; 810(1.  .   .Tin Cup. Mori-ia���������T A Gossett to If .1 Williams nnd 11 Stride, assignment as security for  loan.  at John, St Mary, St Joseph, St Ann-J 31  Mcl.voy lo H J Williams, mortgage ������113, A.  Jv .1!, and A Lineoln���������Jl C Monaghan to"K C  Ilooekh, !.. a  Same���������W 31 llutlcdgu to same, A.  3Iay l.'j���������  AN'alhalla���������J Buron and G .AV l'eterson to J  Schuyler, I-.  Tacoma���������E'J Gratton to K T If Simpkins.  LonoStar, Swift, Dcerlly, lUyrtl.���������F J Krueger to F Khlors, J.  Same���������Same to Geo Kreisser, J,  Georgina���������J Latraves to F .) Sullivan, ������:I00.  Stemwinder���������A Macdonald to H W Chapman, J.  Gold Cross���������J Duhamel toTI J Wilson,.',.  Stewart and Comfort���������1) K McDonald and S  L Banter to E J Hudson.  Stissie Georgo���������T J Jones to AV K Lasoe.  Same���������AV-E Lasee to C C and J Jlining & I)  Co, 1)00,000 shares.  ItoKSlull.l.  3Iay 7���������  ' Noven���������Christ Johnson to John Larson.  May 8-  ,   Venus���������Alexander Wilson to Kobert JleVit-  tie, <j.  Domino���������John P Dulavan to John E AA'ood-  rull, 1.   -  Happy Home, Florence, Jlondovia, Clyde,  Hemming and Tamarack���������1 Lehman, Herman  Caniorer, John Thornbras to J It Sheppard. . ���������  May 10- u  Oregon Lodc���������H V lloacoek to Frederick  Elders, -i.  ,. Oregon Lotle���������II P Heaeock Lo George lCrei-  scr -1-  . \Vhito Pine-F 31 Pretty "to White Pine Jlining company. "     -i"  Yakima���������Frank McFarlanc to same Co.  -   Gold Finch���������George 3loore to Smith Curtis,!.  Black Princo���������T J Corrigan to A J Long, A.  Sadie���������Alfred  Larson lo Harry C Hayward,  Hidden Treasure, Eclipse, Stella���������G II Green  to Trail Creek Hidden Treasure Gold Jlining  company.       _,  Maggie Extension���������John AV Heisner to Kin-  .tyi-oM&S CoLd.- ���������  NEAV   LOCATIONS.  Nelson.  Jlay 1���������    " "  Ella jray Fraction���������A Chisholm, 1 mile north  Qimrli'. creok..  Iowa Fraction���������J 3TcCrca.li, 1 mile from head  Quartz creek.  ..    Climax���������Same, AVild 1 Torse ck, 4V miles north  Quartz creek.  Kh-erside���������J JlcCreath and R,Grecne,2 miles  north quartz creek.  Booday���������A Laurin. 1 mile south Hall ck, 1  mile west N&FS Ity.  Jlay 5���������  c     B C���������,T AValdboser, near foot Iron mt, 2 mile  from south fork Salmon.  Montana Bello���������J A AVright, north side AVild  Horse ck, -2\ miles from Salmon river.  Bull Frog���������J L Lynch, J Adams, same.  Jlontreal���������B Sayen, on Dog ck, 2't miles from  Lower Arrow lake.       o "     t  Butt'alo���������Same, same. - j    '-���������  ,Prudential��������� E Pensonneault, sime.  "Copper Belt-���������X E Jones, on Kovcr ck, 1 milo  from mouth.  Dover���������B A Iloglo, 3 mile southwest of Salmo  Thistle���������D Lawson, southwest side Iron mt  adj Ivanhoe.  Eagle Nest���������W Donaldson, L S Seaman, AV  Matheson, 2imile east Salmo.  Pearl���������T Morley, on Toad 311 adi Caradon  and Long Tom. a ���������  Climax���������D Klepinger, li mile south east Deer  Park.        - "-  Jlay (j- " "    0 ' f  5 It ,T Baker���������J L AVilson, on west side north  fork Salmon, liA mile south west Salmo.  A Constantine���������li, J Baker adj above.  .1 L Wilson���������A Constantine, same.   ,Luoky,George���������G.Funk, same.  Ttoss���������.l_Jj Wilson, same."*  Jlorrison���������G Funk, same.  Dry Goods���������A JIaurin and T NotL, 'Jl mile  from Nelson on C & K liy.   ������ ' <���������   -  Northern Light���������J Dorsey and G L Robinson,  oh south slope of centre fork 1!) ok adj llibbing.  Kav of Hope��������� _.', Ivane, on Ben Hasscn mt adj  "Berwick.     , . -  ,__ -Jlay 7���������    .  Shoubar���������T C Wood, 1 mile north Porcupine  ck, adj Lillian G.  Bell A���������J C Allen, north side Porcupineek  -������   adj Josie B. o        ���������.","-  "   Shcppard's Star���������J Robillard, Cottonwood ck,  \ mile from N & F S lly.  -   -. -     Bonanza Iving���������W ,1   IJeaty, west side Wild  Horse ck.       .   J "   , ^   " ���������     -     .. 1  _.  JIaid of Erin���������E Barllutt, oame.     " -  Jlountain Chief���������Al Bartlett, same.  *  - - o Iron Hand���������T G Hoy, A Long, on divide bet.  ,   Anderson ck and N & F S By; 21 m?le froin  -   Nelson.        -    - - u  It E���������It K Lemon, same.  Crescent���������Mary Gray, 1 mile cast from HalC-  -   ^   way house on Kokanee ek.  ,_   ** - '.Snowslad���������J O   Couture, 18 mile up Slocan  river.  ..,    -."May 8-      . _ -   " *=* "-  V-' I'   Black Diamond���������F Sherry, on Bearek, 3 mile  rv'-'" east. Quartz ck. ������ . ��������� ,  King George-���������ll White, north sido Porcupine  .- ������������������ *" near mouth.-        '- '   -  Blind Tom���������Same, :i miles _. from  Salmo, adj  i I ver Queen.       ������������������ . .       "  Silver Tip���������W Sharps, same.  Battler���������It AVhile, same.- -       -    -     -  Drum���������\\'^ Birmingham, I mile south Hound  mt, A mile west X & F S Ky.  Seattle Chief���������J F llarbottle, sanie.  May Blossom���������AVBirniingliam on Brown mt,  i    1 mile west Hound int.  Helen:_--T O Scatbo, 1 mile'southwest Hound  , mt.   . _������������������ :   - .    *  ���������v .British Thunderer���������J F Harbottle, same.  Llnny���������X llartman, at mouth Lost creek.  0     ~ Jlackinaw���������E L Page, north side Clear "ck, 5  mile northeast XT & F S Hy.     -     '       "   " .  ���������*   Copper Jack���������31 3IcLeod, J J -JIcDonald.S  mile wcst^N'elson adj Copper King.   ,      .    ,    .  Jlonitor���������Same, A  milo   west  No  1 fishing  camp C & K Ky.        -      - '   ' .  Jubilee���������J AA  Garwin.east fork Cottonwood  ck, ^ mile from X & F S Hy.      ��������� -  Island City^-A Bennett, A mile west Salmo.  B C���������W C  Jliller, north side Hall ck, 1 mile.  fromX &FSHy. -  ������"  Silver Queen���������K J Turnbull, same.  Jlay 10���������    i .        - ' *.  Jlayflo.ver^E Harkness on Bird ck, IA mile  ' cast Kootenay Kiver.  Koyal Arthur���������Same, same. :  Gold King���������II Brown, same."  Gold Queen���������J AV Harkness, same.  ...Ole Harry���������II Holland, north side Quartz ck  and north of I X L claim. " "  Lake" Park���������31-E  Creamer,  on   north  side  Quartz ck and south of above.  Greenwood���������H Holland, on north side Quartz  ck. southeast of Tennessee.  British Lion���������It Ince,- 2j mile south Quartz  creek. 3       "- t       ,  -Tacoma���������Pame. same.  Jackson Hill���������If Bradley, north side Porcupine ck adj Diamond Joe.  .    JIalone���������J ll Costello. same.  Eureka��������� K 31 Callahan, K Elliott,:������ mile up  :-outli side Porcupine ek.  Jlay 11���������      *        ������'  Si-kiyou���������J JIcLeod, on south side 3 mile up  Porcupine ck.  Snow Uaii-F D Jlartin. S E Kitchie, 1 mile  northeast Salmo.  May���������J ABen-on. ', mile south Quartz ck. -  Barmy Doone-J Fmlay,'K II Parker, _> mile  ca-t Quart' ck.  _   Double Standard���������S Ol-cn, O Johnson, C D  . Holm, bet OU, and Stewart ck.-, 1 unie from N  S-KSKy.  Carlwimtc���������G I .irtseli. ea������-t fork Cottonwood  ck, 2 miles north X i_ F S Ky.  Ida C���������J O G.-ignon, I mile nortliwi-st Salmo.  Hivorskle���������X Kiviere, X'do  llurnnis, 2 miles  up Wild Horse ck.  Aspen���������Same, 5 miles north Quartz ck, 100  feel northeast Xr & F S Hy,  Albert���������British Canadian Gold Fields, on  Craig ml, (i miles north X & F S Ity,  Early Bird���������AV A Brambury, east fork Cottonwood ck.  Pig���������H Kellogg ct ul, 3 miles south Quartz  creek.  Black  Prince���������W  S   Wilkinson,  "west  side  .Salmon river .'U northwest Quartz ck.  Alay 12-  ��������� Jlountain Lion���������W  McArthur,  1 mile norll'i  east, Salmo.  King Oscar���������Same, A mile north east Salmo.  Cily of Tenino���������Same, sumo.  Hobie Burns���������L A Mason, same.  Golden Gale���������C Wnllle, 10 miles north east  Quartz ck.  Falcon-Same, same.  Kobln-C  11 DouglUcn, G G Smith, at Door I  Park,  Swallow���������Same, north side Deer fk, 3 miles  from Columbia river.  Sonny Sid-ll Pheifer, on Wild Horse ml,;.  miles east Quart;! ck. '%-  COD���������E'J Gratton, J Jlorrison north"side  Whiskey ek.  Jlnyilny��������� W II Dixon, 1 mile norlh Xelson  mI,station X & FS Bv.  Ole Bull���������X IltirLiii-_.il, C A Peterson, J Wilson east side Salmon river, A mile from Chenango claim.  Karolina���������A Johnson, south side Kootenny  river, 1 mile below nioutli Slocan river.  Jlirubollo���������J Perkins, I milo up Five mile ck.  Lily���������A Laurin, ,'i miles up Anderson ck,  'Salmon���������A Monroe, !M mile wo.-l Nelson.  Gold Button���������P Perkins, | mile west Cottonwood lake near Lake, \riew claim.  Jlay 13-  Lucliy Dog���������AV Kippin, A-mile above mouth  McPhee ck,  " Copper King��������� It J Hayes, 9 miles from Xelson  1 mile south Ivoolenay river.  Old Crowbar���������H Genu, on Bear ek.  Brook���������Same, same,  Somerset���������P Smith, AV Slack, 3V miles north  west. Quartz ck.   ,.  Hichmoiid���������S Proctor,���������AV H Gray, west side  Deer ek. 3] miles from Deer Park landing.  MEW   MErcN-t   COMPANIES.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  11ETUIINSFOK1897 UP TODATR.  OUE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via ICaslo 10.41)11  Slocan via Nakusp  2.0I2X  Hossland via Nortliport 11,47!)]  Hossland via Nelson       52  Tons  1!),(JS3|  'lolal Values  "Through Nelson Custom House.������ I,III.'1,507.!M  Ho.olsloke (Naiuisp)...       2!l2,110.(i5  - Average value per ton, ������73.!I52  '     l'110DUCK OK snfKTi-'l-KS.  (Shipped)  Nelson (Hall Jl inc.) Jlatte   Trail Smelter Jlatte      l.liw.lilS.lKJ  LONDON, England.  VICTORIA, B.  C. '  TURNER, BEETON & 00.  Wholesale : Merchants,; Shippers: and : Importers  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B ,0,  TONS  .. ..82  ..2������_3|  32I..J  Total value, Sl,r".).:iii:i.!)l  "   of ore and mutte exported, $2,S!).'i,01S.,. I  OllK  SIIITJIKNTS.  ICeliiiiis Since I.n.l  AVccK.  VIA   KASI.O. *  Black Diamond lo Everett  .'      IS  Slojiin  Hoy to Pueblo, Col      17  Xoble Five to Pueblo   Slocan Star to Omaha   Total value. 522.lW2.13  Average value per lon, ������7S.S22.  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]   '.IS  287  r  202.1  METAL QUOTATIONS.  A ItecorO <>l������ ���������iiioi'iiiii-atiiiii I'i-oih the Ilril-  i.li Coliiniliiii <>:i/.cl(������>.  Twelve miuiug companies were registered at Victoria last week.  Atlas Mining and DeA'elopment Co.,  Ld._ Head oflice in liossland. Capital  $1,000,000 in Si shares. Direclors, Aaron  T. Toney, J. W. Thornton and Henry  Fredi'icl. Arnold, all of Kossland.  J.lack Currant Miuing Co., Ld. Head  office in Kaslo. Capital 81.000.000 'in ij 1  sliares. Directors, C. F. Caldwell, Dave  Clark and Van B. Delashmutt.  Double Enyle Mining and Development Co., Ld. Head office in Knslo.  Capital ������1,000,000 in SI shares. Directors,  Neil F. Mackay and David ,1. Young of  Kaslo; Crispin E. Smith' o[ Calgarv, N.  W. T. The liability of each stockholder  in Ihis compauy is limited to his proportion (based upon the amount of his respective shares) to assessments Jegally  levied and the charges thereon if advertised as delinquent, during the time he  is a stockholder upon a share of shares  of which he is the holder, as'shown by  the stockholders' 'register book of the  compauy.  Erie . Consolidated Mining Co., Ld.  Head office in Kossland. Capi.al 81,-  000,000 in $1 shares.11 Directors, John  Ferguson McCrae, Colin J. Campbell  and Thomas  Anderson, all  of liossland.  Galena Farm Mining Co., Ld. Head  office in Vancouver. Capital ������100.000 in  10 cent shares. Directors, George F.  llurpee, Herbert Wheeler and Arthur  Wheeler, all of Vancouver.  Golden Crowu Mining and Smelting  Co., (For.) Capital ������600,003 in .$ 1 shares.  Head office in Spokaue.  HighlF.nr'Queen Consolidated Jlining  Co., (For.) Capital $1,000,000 in $1  shares.   Head office in Spokane.      _  Kaiser Gold and Silver Miniug Co.,  Ld. Head office in liossland. Capital  $1,000,000 in SI shares. Directors, Elling  Johnson, Martin Schwieg, F. H. Young,  XV. H. Lambert and li. A. Dickson.   ,."  North American Miniug Co., (For.)  The capital stock of the"compauy is $500  iu $1 shares, "with tlie privilege of increasing the said capital by the sale of  additional  shares  from time to time to  $2,500,000, divided iuto shares of like  amount.   Head office in Buffalo, N. Y.  Keliancc'Miuing Co., Ld. Head office  in Vancouver.' Capital $500,000 in $1  shares. Directors, 8. M. ..alter, F. Cope,  J. G.-Crawford, Lewis..H.iud and. J.__D_.  .      NKW YORK.  Jliiy.-     10      11       12   ,_i:i  Sir.vi.u.. .(it)l... .COi}...001... .1101-  3.12.1.. 3.12.'.  Har)  I_l.A������....3 12.J..3 12.V.  DEALERS IN  LIQU0KS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  We have been appointed Role Agent's for the    <���������'  GURNEY STOVE AND RANGE COMPANY  -OF   HAMILTON-  situation AV ANTED as Cook or Housekeeper by a thoroughly competent Lady.  N. CA-.IPBIOLL,  (BI2) Nelson, P.O.  A. C. EWART  ABCHITECT  Breezei  'liJal "Wave Consolidated'Mining Co.,  Ld. -Head office in Vancouver." Capilal  $1,000,000 in $ I 'shares. - Directors,  Charles J. Loewen, J. M.'.Baxton. and  'Walter Ii. Caroseii.       '  *W. Thomas Newman Gold Amalgama.-  iug.'Concentratiiig'.and Miniug Co.', Ld.  Head office in Vic!oria. Capital $1,000,-  009 in SI shares. Directors, "Edward  Foardn, Fred J. Claxtouaud Wm. Dalby,  fill of Victoria.   -    ���������  LE KOI SMELTER  lis-   .'oii.fritWioii    Will     Im:    ..'oiiiiiicikm-iI  .Vilhiii (In- Yo.yI .JO Bays'.  The Le Koi company has decided to  erect a smelter and concentrator to treat  the ore'of the Ledioi mine. Tbaneces-  sary machinery will be *ordered as soon  as the plans for the works are completed.  .-The-locn.iou of the smelter has not  b.en definitely settled ye*-, but it  will probably be in the yiciuity of Sheep  creek on the lied Mountain railway, and  on this side of.tlie, international boundary line. The company will pot erect its  smelter in the Stales because it is expected that at no distant date the Domi-  niot^govcrninont will impose an .export  duty on Canadian ore.'. .   -  The secretary of tlie company, L. F.  Williams, is the authority for the statement that work on the construction of  the plant will commence in thirty days.  Clements ;ind Hillyer B11.  Room s     .  C4i Nelson, B. C.  Summer Opening.  French Pattern Hats.  New designs will be placed in our show room  each week. Latest models in Skirls. Novelties in Taylor and Fancy Waists. Artistic creations in Sleeves, Coats and Capes.  aiiis. e. "Mclaughlin,  G3!) Josephine street, below linker.  A    SITTING   OK-THE  COUNTV COURT  of Kootenav will bo held  at Nelson on  Wednesday, the __fit.ii (lay of Mav, 1S_97. .  E. T. II. SUMPKINS,  Acting Deputy District Ilojjistrar.  Nelson, ll C, Iilay 13th, 1897. "<"t0-  DIRECT   ROUTE  FORT STEEL MI���������iP.  NELSON and LARDO ...  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1SD7,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, li. C ,  cvor-y^Monda^Hnd���������Thursday���������a t^U=af-inT=t'or;  13onncr's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with' Great"  Northern Hailway on Tuesdays -mil Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Kasteni and  Western Pcii'll-.  ' Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  4 a.m. on AVednosrlays and Saturdays," arriving  at Kaslo same evening so-nsto make quick  connections wiih Trail Creek and Slocau _\Iin-v  ing districts. - 0  This route is the most direct for the'Fort  .Steele Minim. Camp and makes close connections at lionncr's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay Iliver si earners. v -.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations'.        " "        . - 1137  *Pnrdnise=through-ticket_raiuHiave-y6ut^  11 3 nation without charge. --  KASLO, B, C.  VICTORIA, B, C ,  NELSON, B.C.  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  F  romotey: and Organizer  Of the Slociin l.akr ������;<>I<I A Silver ..linos,  l.d.. and of the lErlll.sli ������'.-iii:i<li:in 4:<>l<l llclds  i:\|iloi'alii>i. I)<>vi>I<i|iiii<iiI ami lu\i-sliui-iil  ��������� 'iiiii|i:iny, 1..I.. and late General Western  Manager of the1 latter Company.  .   Can  Supply     ~ '.  CAPITALISTS   and   INVESTORS  With Good-.  Gold and Silver Properties, and all Information with Reference to tne Gold Field's of li. C.  Nelson. I..C.,"May* 18.17. - (Gil).-"  ANNUAL EXCURSION  TO KASLO  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY  ' OELHBRATlb-Sr  .-,-.- Jlonday, Tlay 24th, = =  Under the auspices of the  Indepenent Order of Odd Fellows,  Steamer International Avill leave" Xelson City wharf at S o'clock a. m.  and returning, Avill leave Kaslo. at 7:30 p. 111. Tickets good for return  trip on. mornini. of May 25th. Tickets- for round trip, S1.50 and for  Children under 14 years of atje, Si.oo.    AH way point tickets, $1.00. .....  And have just received direct from the factory a car load of' these Stoves, consisting of Steel  Ranges, Grand  Union Hotel Stoves,' Family Cook Stoves, with or without Reservoir, Small Square Cook Stoves, 7 or 8.  A Full Supply of G-raniteware and Tinware  All of which avc are quoting at prices lower than avc nave ever before been abje to do in tlie Kootenay country,  o We make a specialty of - ��������� 0     '  Miners' Supplies and Prospecting Outfits  Carrying everything in the shape of Powili-i-, Caps, Fuse, Stool, Hammers, Picks, otc.    Full Line of G ROC1-RN-S.  BRICK BLOCK, 019  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  m   Xonfcon IDill  -.Development ant>  Mining Company  LIMITED   LIABILITY  A Company formed to acquire, develop and work the "London"  Group of Mineral Claims, situated in-the. Ainsworth and Slocan Mining Divisions of West Kootenay,-British Columbia.  The Company is incorporated under the British Columbia "Companies'   Act,   1890," and amending acts.  CAPITAL���������$150,000.00 in 600,000 shares of 25 cents each, of  which 360,000 fully paid shares will be allotted to the vendors in part  payment of the "purchase money, and '200,000 Avill be available for working jcapital. c"  PROVISIONAL  DIRECTORS.  Oliver T. Stone, General Agent, Kaslo, President and  Treasurer.  Hamilton ^Byers,  Hard .vare Merchant,  Kaslo.  A. Whealer,  Barrister-ttt-laAv,  Kaslo,  Secretary.  MGRTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO.  -all points in the  United States and Canada  Dii-KCT C0NN1.CT10N with-the  Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANJi 'J1 RAINS   "  No. 1 "West, depart, .... '.S:25 p. in.  No. 2 East,;....       "        .....7:00 a. 111.,  Tickets lo .litpan  and' China via. Ta-  eonia and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  BANKERS���������Bank of British Columbia.    OFFICE���������Kaslo, B. C.  The Prospectus can be seen at the oflice of W. J. G. Dickson at  Nelson, or at the office of O. T. Stone at Kaslo. 435  .- . ___i������r-ir-������ri���������--  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAILWAT  __<__.__SJ"_D   SOO.  PACIFIC    LI__S1*_E.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  - y^i-Vr  ]V  THE ONLY LINE  .      . - Operating Tourist, Cars to ^Toronto,  Montreal  v ..     "   " "*���������      and  Boston without changi..      Also   Through  1 ., " *'������ Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily. " .- 0 ���������      ,    '  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining .Cars qn all Trains  Trains- leave Nelson every-Tuesday, Thursday" and Saturday.. "Call  on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide; which give������ full information. -���������*   '"'���������;.- "--        " ,  ,       ---'*'      ���������.."_.';  For Tickets and full particulars as to.rates. time, etc., apply to nearest' C. P. It.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson. '   -- . '���������  l-I. M. McGKECOR.        . - GEO. MoL. BIlOWN,  Traveling Pass."-Agt., Nelr-on.  ��������� . "   Dist.-Pass. AKt.Vancouver  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  N ELSON,  1<ASL_0^   SANDQN  QTT-A.__rtT2   C-R_-D_B___:.  A" _;���������" FreshandSalted Meats  Wholesale  SP-aiOetiiil  E. C. TRAVES, Manager,  NELSON, B. C.  Xjgisir* The Kaslo Brancli was opened on Monday, March.-15th. , 572  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS  MOTORS  ENGINES-  BOILERS  YJATER WHEELS  FIRE HOSE  WATER SUPPLIES  CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems. .      '  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD, .  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  For information, timo cards, maps,  and tickets apply to agents of the S. I**.'-  & JN*. and its connections, or  ' c ' -      F.JD. GIBBS,"  1 ** ��������� Gciit'i'iil Atscnt.  , SPOKANE,  WASH.  -OK- "   '  A. 1). OllAlll/l'ON, -v,-  Asst. Genl. Puss. Aprent.  No. 25o Jlorrison St.,.Corner of Third  ,*_���������������-( lilllil, - ������M'������>|t<)ll.  -t-jT AVritc.for now map of the Koqle-  nay country. -.     531  THE   SURVEYOR'S . CHAIN   MADE   IT  -TRANSCONTINENTAL    'ROUTE.  It is I lie Most M_.lt.rn In Equlpiiii-iil..  It.is (lie Heiiri������ntKiiilutl Line.  It hns u Kock-lliillns. Ko������<lli<il.  II Crosses Xo Saii.l,l������essc|rls., .. _, fi  It'is  llie Only Line  Kiiiiiiiiiu   Lii.xurious  ���������lul>  IC..0111 Curs.      -  It is Noted I'or the Courtesy of its Employes.  It is the Only Line. Serving Meals  on the  a lif Carte I'lnii. "      -  ,.  ������   ���������        THROUGH    THE       -   .���������  GRANDEST:   r SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.     \  Attractive Tours dm ing Sensou of  Navigation on Great Lakes,via Dnlntli iu  connection witb Magnificent Passenger  Stenmers Northwest nud Northland.  For mnjis, tiekctH mid completo infoi million  cull on or address Aycnts, If. & S. Ity., C. & K.  S. I.aw Co.. X. & F. S. It}'., or . _ -    ?    ,  ��������� *:. Wi IH.VO.V, General Asent.:  Siiokunc, IVasb.  >. i. ���������.viiit.vi:y.-������. r.������i t. a���������    n  351       u S������. Tiiul. Minn.    ;  -  Spokane  Falls &  v '"��������� Wprthern RTy.  Pleison  <fc  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.���������  * The only all rail route without'1 change  of cars hetweea Nelson aud Sosslaud and'  Spokaue and Eossland;  (Daily Except Sunday)  0  Leave 8.50 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.35 p.m.  ���������'   10:30 "   EOSSL'D    "    3_49   "  "    8 00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    6-00 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Bonnd-  arV Creek, connect at Marcus ���������with Stage  Daily.

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