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The Miner May 29, 1897

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Array WriOLi. Num..iii. 353-  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  May 29, 1897.  Sice Five Cents  TBE CITY COUNCIL.  11 ilis-  Bnt there is plenty  THK  OITY   WILL  CHASE  HAVE  LOTS.  Colin leal ion   I'l'   Alil>oll-A       New  .lail.  Tlierc was about 10 foot of iron capping.  .Prospectors' have flocked iii  ami  the  creek is pretty well gone over  for  tnncoof eight miles.  j ot ground to go over.  t The new stormier, itbout thc eiraplc-  T0 PUR- j tion ot which there have been so many  conflicting reports, is. at this writing,  nearly ready to make'its first trip. The  boiler, engines, wheel and all steam connections are in place. The completion  of minor details cau be made while the  steamer is in service.  Sll|M-lilll<IHl<'lll  I'l'OVilK'illl  THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDiY,  NELSON    CITIZENS    CELEBRATED  THE EVENT AT KASLO.  lacrosse match. I do not know who was  blame for this discourteous treatment of  our lacrosse plavers, but 1 may say that  itwas asouiccof much disappointment  nnd chagrin to ninny who visited knslo  on the 2-th to witness an exhibition of  Canada's national game.  A CANADIAN.  THE STAR MINE.  i_i  Nelson Won llie Lacrosse  Match-Siml-aiic  Kiisebnll -"layers Outplayed I He  Kuslos.���������Oilier Sports.  Y At the meeting ot the cily council last  Tuesday uight, the absentees were Aldermen Gilker, Dow aud Fletcher. The  meeting was a short oue and only ii small  amouut of routine business was attended  '/o.'./;/// ///���������/.���������./ /./���������./.'���������   ''  COST  OJ?  STHEUT   UIl'liOVEMlCNTS.  .'. Mayor: Houston reported that ������2,150  had beon spent so far for roads aud sidewalks, '.'of-.whicli .$1,201.95 w;is for- labor.  ���������Au approximate estimate was 8150 ou  TIall street; $000 on. 8tmiley street; $('00  ���������for 3,000 feet;:of: ���������);.:foot sidewalk at 20  cents per foot; 8400 on Vernon street  and $200 ou road work orderedand uncompleted; ������������������".':  Bills for labor to the amount ot8_.55.20.  were.audited and ordered paid.  ,0 A resolution was passed ordering the  repair of* .Baker  street bridge  by day's  ���������: labor. ':��������� ���������       ,,, ''       ���������    ���������  /  jjETTKU-KUpM  J1U.  A1U50TT.    /  The  following  self explanatory letter  was read aud nlnced oa Iile:  Vancouver,"B... G,,   May     20.���������John  Honstou,/Esq.,   mayor, Nelson,   B./C.  /Dear Sin-ZReferriug to yours of the 24tb  ultimo to Mr. Frank,Fletcher,on receipt  of your  letter, I  nt ouce applied to the  /government, enquiring/what   lots. tbey;  ��������� would give this compauy'iu���������'exchange'for  -lots 1, 2, ,3 and -1 iii block 16 aud iu their  ; vie ply they slated that the compauy be-  ;/ing interested iu the: townsite, "might  /.'. reasonably  be expected to grant to  the  ,  townsite such lots as are uecessnry for  ���������tlie (ire department." /. -���������/ ���������-."  Y I:regret that J/cauuolregard tbe aiat-  ���������_"'' ter jii ;this ligb/hud eauuotrecommend  -������������������'", the ������compauy; to .grunt such "lots to the;  ,'/. city for the use:of the '-lire, department, so  ���������that, unless you can induce "-.the' gov. va-  .;/��������� meut" to.'carry/out what I understand  .'.'���������'   from your  letter to have beeii a promise  -inadeto donate  Uiese 16tsvto the town, 1  ���������;:;   aiu.afinid'iliat the: city will have to pay  v_ /for/them   at  the .ordinary5 list .price, if  they desire to retaiii them// //;  ././;.:' r  ������������������''������������������'.(,������������������        ���������'" Yours truly, ���������."������������������"-'��������� '/  ���������/J.//.'������������������//    /''/;    .11.; ABBOTT,     ������������������'  o //".���������" "."' /    _-; :General.Superintendent.  f  IjETTEUFI-Olt-TUE   PKEJUEIW;  v     A letter from Minister of Finance J. H  Turner, was''.read   con tinning "..the   tele-  ..'.. gram sent in "regard to th'o;goveniii_eut*s  I attitude toward the' squatters.   The pips:  -   ing. sentence of,. the. letter ..leads us fol-;  ..���������'^'���������JOW'srV vv*V .j;".;''. .'.-'X.Y. ''������������������/.    "':/     Y.   .  //'The1* government, in   takings aetidu,  while.conserving:the interests of thepro-  vine?, will see. that uoJujustice is done  //to anyone." ,'"./"/ ���������"' /���������/*���������._  -    *   v   '*"'./- A/rr01.NE\r-,CIENEUAL*S L"EXTEl..v_: ;-  ..'-;//��������� A communicatiou was  received1 from  '.. ���������������������������.Assistant Attorney-Gen. A.'-G. Smith j-e-  ferrii}g������to the transportation;of prisoners  to Kamloops iii which he states the ex-  :'������������������������������������;penses must be borne by the city. However, as a sum has been  voted1 for the  _���������.��������������������������� ��������� \. ejection of., a'jail at Nelson, Uo great ex-  * ���������   peuso will  be; incurred  by the muuiei-  -.      pulily.     _.::'..:   >; Y --������������������ Y :-"���������'���������.  0   Adjourned:, until Monday, Miiy 31,..at  ^���������^Jjl/JB- -���������' ���������--j'! ��������� ' ���������" .' '������������������ ?*// '*' /   ���������  -' ' ���������''-''���������;''''' Y  III<<ii liiehe.s ol' t.aU'liii Uncovered.���������,1  IM-.v Concentrator to lie Itulll.  The Star mine at Ainsworth is show  ing up well under development.' At  present there are 18 inches of clean  galena in the breast which gives average  assays cf SCI iu silver and lead. The  compauy owuiug the property proposes  to sink tlio shaft 25 feet deeper and then  commence stoping. They expect to be  shipping iu a very few weeks   ,-,-...���������  --   i very lew weess.   Recent  assays show iron pyrites carrying 84 in  gold. If fouud practicable, the company  will put iu a dry concentrator���������the first  oue in Kooteuay.  DISCOVERIES AT GOAT RIVER.  Many Mliilnu Claims are IteiiiK Slukril by  ���������'rosiirctors.  A mining excitement ot large sized  dimensions is reported from Goat river.  tt is reported that ore assaying as high  as $120 per lou has been found near the  mouth of the north fork, probably ten  miles buck from the Kootenny river, and  uot far from the Alice and Blenheim and  other \vell-kt_iowu properties. Many  prospectors are rushing in to the uew  discoveries, and claims are being staked  out by the wholesale. The officers of  Str.-Ainsworth, report that 90 location  notices were tiled with Recorder Rykert  on  Mot.dny last.  THE ATHABASCA TO SHIP  Preparations  lieinir   Made  to "Furnish the Hall Minos Smelter  With Ore.  ,THE MONTEZUMA MINE.  A foice of men is engaged in cutting a  wagou road from the Athabasca mine, a  distance of about oue mile to the tramway of the Hall Mines smelter and will  have it completed within a few days. As  soon as this is doue the shipment of ore  to the smelter will be commeuefd. Men-  are now engaged in sorting ore and u  quantity of it is ready for transportation.  About 2C0 tons are on the dump and  assavs takeu from it are said to range  from 8200 to $800.  Large cabins' are beiug built lor the  accommodation of the men. A force will  be soou pnt to woik stoping, au upraise  being now put iu for this purpose. A  double compartment shaft, thoroughly  timbered, will enable the company to  prosecute work, to* advantage. ��������� The  machinery will be running before the  expiration of tbe week. The ore is tree  milling and concentrating but the compauy handling the property, The British  Canadian Gold Fields, came to the conclusion that it. would be expedient to  ship the pre, for the present, to the smelter instead of erecting a stamp mill and  "concentrator.���������The���������mine-is-looking-wel!  aud there is a great amount of high  grade ore in sight.  The celebration of the anniversary of  Her Majesty, Queen Victoria's ' birthday  last Monday, was uneventfully observed in  Nelson. Busiuess was generally suspended for the day. The arrangement  by which the patriotic citizens of Nelsou  were to participate in the festivities at  Kaslo, left this city almost deserted.  Early iu the morning, the steamer International steamed away to Kaslo crowded  with excursionists who were accompanied  by the Nelson brass oand.  The sailing race between  the sloop-  rigged   Myth   of   Nelson and the Kooi-"  enaian of Kaslo resulted in a victory for  the former.   The Nelsou boys still retain  the Kaslo Indies' pennant which they wou  last year.   The crew of   the Myth wns  Captaiu Harold Elliott, Angus Campbell,  J. Keith Reid and H.  V. Perks.   The  Kootenaian was sailed by Captain  Alexander McKenzie, A. J. Slee, Jesse Anderson nud J. D. Keenan.   A heavy  wind  was   blowing at  the start.   The   Myth  crossed the line l}^ minutes ahead of  Mie Kaslo boat and gained about 3 minutes to the first  buoy.   Here  the  Myth  put in  a single reef but the Kooteuaiau  hung to her canvass.   Passiug buoy No.  2, the Myth put in a second reef.    Wheu  the Kaslo boat reached buoy No. 2, the  Btraiu of carrying all her canvass so long  disabled her and she did nofrfinish;'  The  crew of the Myth showed good seamanship throughout and crossed the wiuuing  line in  1:34, the distance covered being  about nine miles.    Both cl'ews snll'tiied  from the cold and wet.  The Caledonian sports attracted a.  large crowd of interested spectators. For  tbe 100 yard dash thee wtre five entries.  The winner was ' Jack Allen, a  sprinter of more than local reputation.  lie was followed closely by A. J. Dill.  The   boys'  race was also closely contested, and was won by AVeir, Otto Cury,  who ran ahead, being ruled out as being  over the prescribed age.  Iuthe200yaid race there were four  .'oneei-iiiiii. _.ii|i..rliileii<l_nl Davys.  To tlio l'Mitor of The _Mi\ek.  Sin:���������A report appeared in the Uosslnnd -Minor of 20lh Jlay stating that Mr.  M. S. Davys was leaving the employment  of this company, aud also reflecting in a  most disparaging way ou his management ol the .Silver lung mine.  As this article has been largely copied  by other papers I will ask your permission to state thnt the reflections cast  upon Mr. Davys are entirely unwarranted  nud unjustifiable, aud that his ability as  a miuiug engineer is fully recognized is  best evidenced by the fact that tlie board  of directors have not the'least intention  of depriving the compauy of his services  as superintendent of the mine.  HENRY E. CROASDAILE,  General Manager Hall Mine.*, Limited.  RETAEDED BY THE POLICY 0E THE  GOVERNMENT.  Only $111,000   lo  rei-l'iii'iu H������lll!l,00U of Very  Iiml anal Necessary Wutli ou  tEoatls iiml Trails.  Impiir  ,'Y.'.Y'.~.  .'��������� 4->'v/llli:li Strikes.';.. .������������������-.---:.v  Some rich strikes are reported from  the neighborhood uf Goat creek. On  German mountain, between Goat and  Granite creeks, they are said to be find-,  ing traces ot the richest ore ii Kooteuay..  Yt'.C. Chase has returned from a. visit to  his property;' the Muldoou, which he  hopes to put on the shipping list soon.  He brings some fine;specimens from that  section and- regards ;it as the :coming  coniitry. ;������������������-������������������*-'.   -    v-;.     '"  :  "      ������������������ "...  '..:'.Tlie Lciip.: Vear Mine.       '��������� vM-:��������� '..  *���������> A force of men is working on the Leap  Year; claim'"'v-bnv. Rover:. :creek driving a  crosscut tuuiiel. It is now in lOOfeet,  aud they must, go SO feet morebefore  the lead is intersected. ' The showing at  present is said to be exceptionally good.  THE    PKOyiNCIAL;  JAIL  AVhen the Provincial h'^i.lature  convened at Lhe last session Lhe Mi.vi.it  made a strong- plea for ample appropriations for roads, trails, bridges und  wharves in the south riding of AVest  Kootenay. The ad vice was entirely  ignored and only.$10,000 was placed in  Lhe esLimates, while Lhe much less important district of northwest Kootenay received $20,000 for similar pui-  poscs. During Lhe past fiscal year  WosL Kootenay contributed *$122.!)01  more than one-eighth of Lhe total  The returns for  amount to nearly  trespasser and it remains for ine to see  Lhe provisions of Lhe acL carried ouL.  Anyone who goes on government land  without authority and without its having been set up for sale must take Lhe  consequences."  Mr. EllioLt said that Lhe question  was (lifTerent than in other places. If  Lhe government, however, should actually order the squatters to abandon  the property before Lhe sale, Llu-y  would go off quietly. He saw no  immediate necessity i'or action, us in  Lhe past many people had gone on  land without consent anfl had been  given preference righLs at the sales.  I le moved an enlargement of the case.  Crown prosecutor Johnson opposed  the nioLion and said that because Lhe  government had permitted these  Lhings in Lhe pusL that was nn reason why Lhey should do so in Lhe'future.  After some further discussion,.!udge  Forin granted a stay of execution for  fourteen days, Lhe uiidersLanding being that if the government fails to  made anv concessions that the squatters will quietly move oif. Thc intention of the government is to convert  the land occupied by XV. T. Steward  into a jail site.  To  He Built Immediately���������Its Location and Size���������Captain Fitz-  stiihls as AVarden.  YToi'i. is to commence on the uew $10,  000 jail with ns little delay as possible.  The I'rovincial government has decided  to u .c block 49 for the site.   Thc block  xii i.uc <.w ju-u  .~~~        _. -   ...       j3 ]iciu.  t.he  southeast corner of the city  entenes, and it was  wou  by Allen nud   ,.   .. ,   .    ,        ,   ,    .        T   ..  Dill in  the same order as the earlier race I hmits   !lna   lb   bounded   by    Latimer,  which they contested. j Hoover. Hendryx and Cedar streets. The  One ot the most amusiug races of the . sketch  plans have been prepared at Aric-  day was the blindfolded race with wheel-*|t01.ia   hnt they  nro  to be modified and  borrows.   Two of the contestants ran ii f  fairly straight-away race and dashed iuto  f be ernwd behind the rope almost before  or  'Provincial  revenue,  the present year will  $200,000.     Thin   journal   pointed   out  that Lhe  money necessary Lo properly  open up Lhe district for Lhe'year 1S97-S  would amount Lo about ������100,000.  l-ighL  thousand  dollars of last year's $12,000  appropriation   has   already  been  expended,  and not a cenL of Lhe balance  will remain at Lhe end of nexL month.  The Nelson  government oflice has  already received  petitions for wagon  roads and trail.? amounting Lo $75,000  or  $59,000  more than there is money  to  meet  the demand.    In  the meantime, thc government bus noL hesitated  to  vote enormous sums of money for  the   completion  of   the   unnecessary  parliament buildings at Victoria,  Some of tbe most' important petitions that have been made to Lhe  government will receive no favorable,  consideration. Among these are: A  wagon road from Kootenav lake Lo Lhe  White Grouse disLricL, $0000:  road from Slocan la  waters .of 'Ten ilile  wagon  road   from  -_hiiri_t-<l Willi t'rauil.  Fiederick W. AVright appeared before  Magistrate AV. A. Jowett yesterday morning to answer to a charge of fraud p.e-  ferred by Johu Hay. The complaint,  sets forth that Wright, r.n April li), nt,  Kevelstoke. mode a conveyance lif hi.-i  iuterest in the Robson sawmill !���������> nm.  Swan with intent to 'defraud hiin. lie  wns remanded until today at 4 p.m. with  bail fixed at $1000.  .,    I'oke lor the Smelter.  The Hall Mines have contracted for the  supply of 100 tons of coke weekly from  the. Union Colliery company of Comox.  The first shipments will be made early in  July. A stock of fuel w'li be shipped to  the Nelson smelter duriug the present  summer snlliciebt to operate the plant  during the winter mouths.  LOCAL   NEWS.  wagon  o  tn Llie head-  creek,   8-1,000:  Silverton   up Four  I Ina I  ami  rayiiienl   Miule.���������.1  Tramway  .,'oiii-i'iifi'alor lo lieTCnill.  The final payment for the purchase of  the Moutezuma miue, on the south fork  of Kaslo river, has been paid by C. L.  Webb, of Seattle, and his associates.  The uew owners have decided to build  a tramway aud concentrator which will  bo in operation by October I.  Another crosscut tuunel will be drivcu  " iu the Montezuma about. 1.00 feet below  thc preseut lower workings. "AVhen this  is completed it will give a vertical depth  ot 500 feet from the suifnce. This will  run into the mountain for 500 feet~before  theledge is tapped. The sloping ground  thus opened up will give added value to  the property.  Up to the present time there has been  about 5(K1 feet of woik down iu the two  levels. /.The-vein will average 12 feet in  width of an excellent grade of concentrating ore. A winze hns been sunk on the  "second level to a depth ot 35 feet, whieh  shows up the same grade ot ore as above.  At preseut tho bottom of the winze is 170  feet from the surface. -\V. J. Tretliewny,  the mining engineer, says in his report:  "The miue has probably the largest, ore  chute iu the Slocan country, and ylt'ords  ' every convenience for economical mining." --���������     .      '   ROSEBERY   UEWS.  PROSPECTING   NEAR   NELSON.  More CTaiiiis ISeiiiit Staked Iii This Vicinity  Than Klsewhere. in Koolenay.  There were 413 new mineral locations  filed for record in Nelson from May 1 to  27 inclusive. Calculated at 50 acres to a  location, oyer 20,000 acres of land are  represented by the filings.  The hills around Nelsou are swarming  with prospectors who are branchiLg out  in all directions. A majority of the  locations recorded so far have been in the  Wild Horse or Quartz creek district aud  immediately adjacent to ��������� Nelson. A  ���������number ot clai i s have,; been staked oii  Toad mountain, aud the locators say that  thoy have good ground, although it was  previously thought of ns being thoroughly prospected. On both sides of  Kooteuay river from Nelsou down to  Hobson, many new locations have been  made particularly in ��������� the neighborhood  "of the Queen A'ictoria. .  During thc past week, two euteiprisiug  prospectors located a ledge, or at least  they so report, on the mountain across  the-river and directly opposite Nelson.  Anderson, Hall, Forty Nine, Bird aud  Rover creeks have had a number ot new  locutions made on them; In some instances claims have been restaked..  the crowd behind tbe rope  cither the crowd or the contestants wore  aware of it. The others ran wild aud  weie applauded heartily when they  landed iu the gutters. The race was won  by R. Nesbitt, AV. O. Kaueas second.  A spoon aud egg race aud a boot race  also proved drawing cards." .Two only of  the contestants iu the former carried  their frail burden, fiirnsily supported, to  the tape in safety, nnd wou with Dill  first and Strathern second. >  A. J. Dill won most of the jumping]  contests. Iu the- ruuning broad  jump he cleared 17 feet and one  inch; the standing broad jump  measured 11 feet 4 inches and the running hop, skip aud jump amounted to :57  feet 2 inches.  Th"e���������running-high-juinp-was-won-by-  Stropher, who covered 4'feet 9 inches.  McLeod of Nelson cat ried ofi' the hou-  ors in the pole vaulting with a record ef  9 feet 2 inches.  Stropher put the shot 37 feet -1 inches,  and A. R. McLennan was successful iu  tossing the caber.  The baseball game occupied most of  the afternoon. Spokane beat lO.slo by a  score of 17 to 15. The game was indifferently played. ,. ������  . The lacrosse game was "played under  disadvantageous    ciicuinstauees.   ' Tho  completed by .a local architect.  The building will probably he one story  high. 1't will contain forty cells, and is  expected to be amply large enough to  accommodate the needs of the Kootenaya  for many-ycais to come. Suitable accommodation will be provided for the  warden, guards and jailers. The structure will be principally of wood, but it  will be built ns substantially as'possible.  A large exorcise enclosure wi.il adjoin the  the jail. As large a force of men as possible willi be employed to complete tho  buildiug as rapidly as possible.  Captain Fitzstubbs will very likely act  ns ���������warden of the, new jail.  THE   PERN   INCORPORATED.  ���������Mile creek,    SI0,000:    extension   nun  repair   ol*   thc   main   wagon   road at  Ainsworth,  $3000:  trail  from   Kootenay lake  up.Dubamel  creek   to   the  Kokanee range,  $1200;   a trail  from  Koolenay river ten   miles   up   Fortv  Nine creek, and the trail from Kootenay lake fo Houser lake, 81.000.  - The only  petitions that are likely to  be favorable considered by the government    are:   The   New   IDenver-Tlii'ee  Forks  wagon  road, $S,500: the Crawford  creek-SL.   Marys   trail,   SKXh   a  trail    up   the  norLh fork  of  Salmon  river, ������72;  Lhe  repair of Lhe  old government Lrail from Rykerts,' $800, and  a. few   inexpensive   .works   in   other  localities,  The local officials are . in noway  blamablo. The - responsibility rests  with Lhe government ministers at  A'ictoria.  The   Jliippeniu^s  of the, Week  Nelson and the Iniiiiediiile  Vicinity.  in  0- P. EXPLORATION 00,-  sillily  I'loaleil  A   Hull   Creek   rroperly Slocked  eon ver t';i|>ilalisl>���������..onluiti.. |'r<  .The, Tern .Gold Miuing.anil  company.���������'.-.lias, issued a-prospectus'which  liy Van.  ri-iiiiir  Milling  disadvantageous _- _  Nelson" team completely outclassed the  Kaslos and won the match by a score of  3 to 2. During the eveut, one of the  Nelson players was rulled off th.-. field by  the umpire, but the Nelson team wns  able to win with eight player  A tug of,war between Kaslo  mere" terminated the day's spi  corners  iud,  ports.  all.  "CORRESPONDENCE.  A   Si id ni;   Syndicate   Sueeess  ���������: in London.   '���������  ���������  y ���������.���������-.������������������...������������������������������������  -    ' -th,"  'j. ������������������ ���������  '.; The* Canadian; Pacific- Exploration  Limited, has been/successfully floatei  'ilTE^lWTf^Tire^capital'stockiis^fixedsaUS  ������500,000.in-El.sliares. The compauy-..-as  organized = by Mr. AV. H. Gorbould, who  vvas in .this,-listrict last autumn,;;������ '.*', ���������.  ���������_'��������� The directors jire:.Lord"Powbi'scourt,:,  "chni-iliaii:-.' A/- Jo'sh'un,:j,12 Col 1 ingham  Gardeus, Loudou;- I..r..Mcr_eauI;iM.P.",'-ffor.  Cardiff;;T. B. Edward's, 87 QuoeiVsGate,  Loudon;" Div Tronncer, vieeqiresideut,  Imperial Insurance compauy; G. 11. Hay-  Wood; -chairman of Yates,:*: I lay wood ���������&  "Co., Limited; 'IJ.'Rey, 22;Rue La Fayette,  Paris; li. ''.I.... Ghes'yn-Cnllpw, secretary,  fliceJof thecompuny:is,88 Canuoii  ; London. /.;,''..".;'"'   ;/ iy Y  ' - ',���������-  No mining companies were registered at Victoria last week.  C. (.!. Hioiilan, a son of .Mr. Riordan  of Lhe Toronto Mail and Kmpire, i.s in  Nelson.  The steamer Idaho has successfully  made a. trip up the Duncan river to  11 miser lake. .>  S. E. Mullen", city  editor of'the New  ' Whatcom .Blade, was a visitor to  Nelson  last Wednesday.  The stockholders of the Cariboo Mining  & Milling Company received a dividend  of $10,000 last Tuesday.  Arrangements have beeu made for a  lacrosse match to be played here between  I.ossland and Nelson on Saturday,June5.  II. N. Coursier of Revelstoke- was in  Nelsou during the week looking after the  interests of the-Heiutzmau Piano/jom-  pany.  iselson will celebrate Dominion day in  an appropriate manner. The programme  of sports and other featuies will shortly  be arranged.  An unknown man is said to have gone  over tbe Kootenay falls last Sunday.    He  lviTs"_fTippos"ctT"to"have been irpiuspector���������  Tlie   body   of tbe unfortunate  mau   has  A ItieliiSilver   Strike��������� Tlie: Xc.v Steamer  Silica ii Keady Tor Service.  Rosebery, May 27.���������A strike made on  the Silver AVave claim, about two miles  from-this town, up AVilson creek, the  largest stream that enters Slocau lake,-  has resulted iu imparting a lively movement among prospectors'. The indicr.-  - tions are .thnt/he'Silver AVave will be a  notable property. .Assays from the rich  stieaks give 714.0 buuees of silver with a  trace of gold. These strcakf, four in  number at the present stage of development, are as yet very thin, but during  the progress of the tuunel work they  appear to be converging. The tunnel is  uow iu 15 feet, all iu ore, following the  clearly defined granite hanging wall.  The lead is IG feet wide. Development  woi k is proceeding and after 25 feet it is  intended to crosscut the vein to the foot  wall.- The tuunel is right at the creek.  The claim is owned by F. T. Davis,  Samuel  Des Champs and Jerry Gognan.  THE   CROW'S-NEST   PASS    ROAD.  A Canadian I'rolesl.  To tho Kditor o���������������Tin-: Minkk.  Sin:���������AV itbout any desire to detract  from the musical achievements of the  Nelson brass band, I must nevertheless  speak disparagingly of the neglect of  that musical aggregation ��������� to  play  isS'cou.plcIc   and. comprehensive.'. :,The:  mines are situated three miles from Hall  creek.statiouiou:theNel._ou;& Fort Shep-  bard rail way, and ������ is about .13 miles from  Nelson.:* The: provisional   directors  are  F/*.G. *. Innes. president   ands manager;  Robert.;. G/ Tatlow," vicejpresideht; S. O.  Richards, .director;,; and: C. C*Bennett,  secretary./:Mr. Hai'ry Abbott will join  the;-.��������� board"upon;thS expiration of term':'of I The^i  provisional directors. /Robert -���������'!.. _ Hed-   street  ley, M. 'E.'y late ."superintendent of  the*    ~  Pilot Bay smelter, estimates that there is  uow in.sight and available, 10,000 tons of  ore,*and that an equal quantity .is, avail-  'iib"le'jwith but little' further development.  A''ten,���������stamp/mill with   tlie/ necessary  vnnuers for. saving concentrates will be 1  installed this summer aud.will be in ruu- i  ning order about September 1.    Adopt-1  iug ,,'Mr. -Hedley's  figures/is a basis iiud '  .allowing two tons per stamp for24 hours, I /"   . ��������� ", ...   ���������.?.,-   -,,,..,.���������;���������,, u,,i  i, r ...     ��������� m     i       .oivonn I Ol*   1  \ I Stl'I'C     \   1 lOl'llI]lg 1)111  jthe-met..profits- would  be  !&i)..-0������, per.   ..   '".-���������.���������        '���������-,..������������������.    >,..-���������"������  mouth/and..'for. ore of "the','value of. 840 ' *";'"' '**'* their-merifs.   Ilu  per ton. $21,o0f);-per:month.    Assavs run  from;S9.55^to/i!49.10.in gold."   ;, ;; /  :THE"SQUATTERSr;'RIGHTS.'  "        ' ' - -  '        ���������'"-.���������' -D'--  I.  A Complete  The c  squatter  the city  iug  r.ii^ini'cis Ivndeavorins to Avoid the ���������011--!  sti'itcliou <il" a ,0(1 I'ont Tunnel.  A party of C. 1'. ll. engineers, recently  stationed at Slocau Crossing, ou the C. &  K.  railway, ��������� have moved  their camp to  the southern end of-Kootenay lake. They  . are endeavoring to run a line  along the  west shore of the lake that will avoid the'  I necessity ot a 70p foot tunnel which will  i otherwise have ti) be bored for the cou-  I venience of lhe Crow's Nestl'ass railway.  In all other respects the route of the  railway has beeu   thoroughly surveyed  from Nelson to Goat river.  Xo Ollice at l>ver Park.  The MiNEit is in a position  lo slate  that there is uo probability of a mining  recorder's   otlice   being   established    at  Park.   The matier  rests  entirely  is  Deer  Col.  the  inspiring air of the National Anthem  during, the visit to Kaslo on the. Queen's  Birthday. As a loyal subject of Her  Most Gracious Majesty, I have always  set apart that one day to do honor to her  virtue as. a woman and the commission  she holds as ruler of a great people. It  was therefore no little disappointment  to me to-travel the'whole way to Knslo  and back and not once.,be afforded the  pleasure of listening to that grand old  National Anthem "Gud Save the Queen."'  Sousa'a numbers areiweli enough in tlieir  way, but not satisfying food fur a loyal  British siibject on the anniversary of the  birthday of the greatest sovereign that  ever ruled over a nation.  1 have yet another complaint to miike,  I was led to believe that a match of the  Canadian national game--lacrosse would]  be played  at Kaslo on the 24th.   To my j  mind   lacrosse is the spoil of all sports, i  aud it was with regret I discovered upon |  my arrival at the Ka3lo Atheletic I'ark I01'  that our national game had been sacrificed while  a dozen or so hired "sports**  from Spokane were permitted to participate iu a very indifferent match of base- j NeNot.  ball  with all' its attending exasperating * boat  ;  vulgarity.    At length  the Spokane men ��������� jail.    lie  f.m  but  it was  s;x  o'clock, and i font "meu tp ham  national game who bad.' the jail Policeman  k.\ lie is  //'?>-_������.*** Wliile Ci-oiim- .Hilies. -...-:;  ������������������...' AY/'i-Z-Ramsdall of_ B..tte/>l,oiitau  was. iu';lhe,city during the wee  heavily interested, in miuiu  "situated- in/the AVhile Grouse 'district,;'in I  and"-has:recently "succeeded i-rreorganiz/ the  the"compauy-'ow ning the Storm King  laleiiienl ol' llie Cases'Heard  liy .lud^e l-'oi'iit.  uses   of   the-   crown    vs./ the*  ; on   government lots  within  limits 'came-'.up  before Judge  were' not  .rieil on their-merits. 'I He case against  ������\V. 1>. liamiiioiul was dismissed as he  had complied with the court order and  abandoned the property. ..      '  AVhen Llie case of   AV,.-   T.   Steward  was  called.  Attorney  defence dosiri.  a stav  ���������hteeu nines  mine.   The hiine'-is about ei._  e.istwiu-d frpuv Sanca, buKootenay hike.  It has been considerably/developed/the  inain,shaft-l-ieing diwn,05Jeet.,   The or.e  said,to yield from '875 to S'200 iu silver,  S10:'t*6 $l'i.iii gokPai/d.lO per cent'copper.;- There are abdnt/iO.O.niinei'al locations in.the vicinity ofthe .Storm King.  ./Much development work will beidone  iir' the AVhile Grouse district during, the  summer/   ,'.. ./    /-/-.'/ ���������-;-.   ,.v/./:  ;  lOlliott/foi/the  , _���������,.._,, . .. of  proceedings"  property ' on -the,ground ������������������tliat"-'��������� negotiation's were  i'l'Ogress betweeu t.be:si|ua������tci\S;aiid  govei'imu:;uL,.aiid if/they, weie .successful for.,the  squatters,   the  crown  prosecutor.would;have'-"'ho uccasioii,f's>i-  going:ou Cvith,the cases.- -On the otlier  hand, if the goveriii'iient.refu.sed'to i-e-  'cede  fro nr the stand, it hau.ta  squatters-  would   quietly  lands lhey occupied and  be   no: occasion   to ^.-proeci'i  .;ases. ���������. ,- ���������.   ���������"-. |'.,  ���������yi-i'n ;in  en the  vacate    the  there   would  I with   lhe  he  ���������Pf!  ilvin.  sail  I sub  " Cliaiwd   .Villi TjH.ll.   -  James Grant,  a waiter on the steamer  Kokanee  was   arrested   yesteiday   on a  charge of stealing a gold watch and 8.10  350 iu mon. y from AV. P. Sloan of" the  squatters   have   no right on 1 during his absence.  Thev   might   just  as   well j.    M    ,jVb()   .iml   n    1}    Campbell   rebel.'  and  put up a house on !,���������;.������������������, V(,sU.r,.ay from Fulls Crook and  nay  place  I gave way  Baker, i devotees of  the  with the minister of mines, wi.-umn, iu_.������.-��������� -    -  who has completely ignored the repre-1 to leave at seven  o'clock were compelled ; took ch  sentatious that have beeu made. j to. forgo   the   pleasure   of   witnessing a j a hearin  Reclariiatiou 'Company's;farm on Kootc-!  river.;' The,, alleged-.robbery: look*  : -while the boat wa."lying at-the.  u , pier.     Tiie   employesYiql" the  'tteinpted to  take- ,the. man up to  ht/fuuoUsly .and  it"took"  le him. . As lhey ueared  Iu'c'.)'--'appeared . and  charge of him.   Grant will receive  g.this afternoon.   ' ������������������',..-,"*'. "���������'"'  Juilge ��������� 1  slantiailv  "Tbesi-  the   land.  come un here and put up a house on  the court bouse grounds, or as fop that  matter, on your owu lot. Asa matter  of law. the government land should he  us sacred.as private land. Th  leaves   me   no  discretion   aiu.   ..   .  Lion ju>t bo.w far the government j"1  !  not been recovered.  " Mr. C. B. Murray until recently eastern  manager, for the British Canadian Gold  Fields, hns taken the general management "of the company and will reside in  Nelson.  C. \V. Wing or the British Canadian  Gold Fields bas gone to the Howard  Fraction betweeu Springer and Lemon  creeks, and is making preparations to  ship the product of that miue to the Nel-'  son smelter. _-0  The Kighl Ue.v. Monsignop KiiiuiiK'-  len of the Koman Catholic Church  conferred the sacremen! of confirmation on a number of ehildrenon Ascension day at the church iu this city.  N.-.l*\ llagel of Winnipeg is in Nelson  looking around, with an idea of set tling  here permanently. He. is one of the  best known criminal lawyers in Canada. *" '.---j -  ('. S. Driimiiiond. of London.   Kng..  managing director of the Duncan Syn-  ;dieale is in tiie city looking   after/the  ! development   of  the coinpanv's     pro-  , I . -  ;. perties.  j        The    Le-   Hoi   .Mining i*V   Smelting  i company-of   liossland   have  declared  i another dividend of   !?2."),()()K).   making  I $ 1(10.000 iii dividends among ihesioek-.  ! liolilers since. October ISO.**).  |    The govermeut have set aside $1,500  i for the Cariboo creek  wagon   road, the-  j mine owners and proprietors of the town-  ! site nt the  mouth of the  creek are sub-  I scribing  over  S2.O00    addilioual.     The  I woik will commence at once.   0  ;"    Dan   Taylor,  an  old   time   niining'  man  of  Nelson   who  has   been   away  i for seven or eight months, has return-  led t������i the city,    lie has acquired   valu-  'ahle mineral interests near A'aneouver  reportfil  two mile;  i inarvelously ricii lind ubcuii-.  up   that   stream.    Some  fit"  e act '' 'n0 "'"-"Is is in the hands ol" an assayer  li   'ii   ���������. ' und results are  expected   on ..Mondav  11   l s.   . I I '  ques  is justified in going behind it. The.  'land goes not belong to lhe premier,  nor to th<' legislature. It belongs to  the peopie to you and me. Personally  suv tbat the sooner,! hese lands  ler -for the city  Tb(> act isa string-  lid   all I can take cogni/.aiici  might  are built on.' the   be'  and all concerned,  one  and   al  ?nt  if is   the  affidavit   thai   the   man is a  1'uesday.  A. J. Marks has returned from an ex-���������  tended trip through the states aud says  theie.is no place like Nelsou. He visited  Denver. Pueblo, Salt Lake. Kausas City  and intermediate points and'-declares tbat  nearly everybody was talking of Kootenay. A vast amount ot interest is beiug  exhibited in regard to this country aud  the influx of people will be great.  i. 1'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1897.  ^hc Jtlinci.  THE MINER is printed on . Saturdays ami  will be mailed to .my address in Canada oi  the Uni'ed States foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  scriedatthe rale of S3 per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate 0/ rj cents per nonpareil  tine first insertion, and 10 cents per line foi  '-' each iibseqiient insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the -writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in firnrate style at  the shortest notice  THE MlNIR PRINTING-kHUBLISHINQCO  NELSON,    B.C.  *  KT  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN COS  "COLUMBIA,"  ^        "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  418)   All ot which are Kirst Class Toot Wear.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. V. &A.  M. meets second "Wednesday in each  month. Sojourning brethcrn. invited.  XV. 11. Si 1 aw, Secretary.  SATURDAY, MAY 21),   1897.  mii.st'be -fought out. on thai basis.    A  majority of tin; people demand il.  The ends of the Reformers would  best be served if the .Liberal delegation at Ottawa accepted the responsibility of issuing a call for the convention lhat will bring the parly into  active existence. -Messrs. Bostock,  Mclnnes, .Maxwell and .Morrison have  proved themselves faithful servants of  the people during the present session  of the Dominion parliament. They  have Ibe confidence of u vast majority  ol* the electors, and ihe'u-higli political  standing and assistance eoiildnot.be  used to a belter advantage. II is their  duly t.o interest themselves in the  matter. Thero is no valid reason why  the convention under these auspices  should nol be held shortly after lhe  prorogation of the Dominion parliament.  PROVINCIAL POLITICS.  A Rossland .newspaper, notorious  for its unreliability, is responsible for  a .statement to the effect that an oafch-  boun'l secret society has been formed  iu British Columbia with a view of  upsetting the existing Provincial Administration. Mr. W.B.B.Mclnnes,-M.  P.,of Vancouver, is credited with being  the head of the order. The story has  been widely circulated.  Itis needless to say that the statement is canard. No matter how much  the Yankee editors of newspapers, in  this district may endeavor to introduce A, P. A., Clan-na-Gael and such  like politics or> this side of lhe forty-  ninth 'parallel,they will never succeed.  It is also preposterous to imply that so  fearless and esteemed parliamentarian  as Mr. Mclnnes would lend his name  to such a disreputable scheme. Tho  same may be said jof every loyal opponent lo the Turner government.  The British principle of "all fair and  above board" is too deeply rooted in  -Ihii-hearts-and-minds-of-the-eleclors-of  this Province to suppoit such questionable methods.  Those who now control the public  affairs are known to be incompetent,  and certain newspapers, conducted by  British citizens, have not hesitated to  charge them with malfeasance in oflice.  Their policy is thoroughly unpopular,  and it is only a mutter of little more  . than 11 year's lime, when they will be  banished from power by the votes of  the people.  The doctrine of lhe Opposition is one  lhat needs the greatest publicity; the  Cause has nothing, whatever to gain  by secreliveness. Tlie more it is  preached .the greater will be its popularity. It. has never been properly set,  forth because of luck of organization;  hut the lime is not far distant when  the leaders of. the Reform Parly of  British Columbiu,. which is only another name for Provincial Liberalism,  will hold a convention   to" complete "n  -J -  permanent organization and to draft  a platform. Tlie leaders of the Reform  movement recognize that, n great  chrtiige has ink:;:: place in thc political  ^'dilation of this Proviiicesincethe lust  election. The recent extensive addition io the voting population necessi-  'ates tho adoption of methods that are  employed in all thickly settled and  civilized countries. 'Public issues aiid  conditions have arisen that call for  clear and emphatic definalion a.s can  only be done by the drawing of party  lines. No matter how much the organs of the "Turner government' may  dread such :_ movement: no matter  how much the ���������'mossback*' element  may weakly protest against modern  and intelligent political., methods; no'  matter how fearful the charter  mongers, scheming lobbists, hangers-  on und ringsters may be of the consequences, tlie next  Provincial election  TARIEE REVISION.  Minister of Finance Fielding made  an important explanation in the Dominion parliament last Tuesday concerning the workings of the new tariff  regulations. '.rhe government has  experienced dilTieulty in interpreting  the new clause ns fco niining machinery exclusively used for that purpose,  and has now decided to place u duty of  ___*> per cenl. on certain articles, and to  specify all articles which are desired  on thc free list.  Those free for milling, smelting and  reducing machinery are as follows:  Ore drying machinery, ore roasting  machinery, electric or magnetic machines for separating or concentrating  ores, blast furnace water jackets, converters forinetalliirgical process in iron  or copper; ball grinding machines,  copperplates, plated or not: machinery  for extraction of precious metals by  thc chlorination or cyanide process,  monitors, giants and elevators for  hydraulic mining, amalgam safes,  automatic ore samplers, automatic  feeders, jigs, classifiers, separators,  retorts, buddies, vanners, mercury  pumps, pyrometers, bullion furnaces,  amalgam cleaners, .gold mining slime  tables, blast furnaces, blowing engines  and wrought iron tubing; when imported for use exclusively in mining,  smelling, reducing or "refining.  The machinery dutiable at 25 per  cent, will bo steam engines, boilers,  ore crushers, rock crushers, stamp  mills," cornish and belted rolls, rock  drills, air compressors, cranes.derricks,  percussion coal cutters, pumps, N.K.S.  windmills, portable engines, threshers,  separators, fodder or feed cutlers,  potato diggers, grain crushers, fanning  mills, hay tedders, farm wagons, slot  machines and typewriters and all  machinery composed wholly or in  part of iron and steel.  An important change has also been  made in lhe preferential clauses.  AVhile the. treaties made by the Home  government do'not prevent Canada,  from extending a reciprocal offer t.o  Great Britain, the provision was made  that the governor-general-in-couucil  may extend the benefit of such reciprocal tariff to any country which may  -be-en titled-to���������thc-same---by-virtue-of-  any treaty with Her Majesty, Queen  Victoria. The government does not  anticipate, requiring this clause, but  inserted il in the turili bill for fear of  an emergency. ������  The clause relating to combines for  the purpose of monopolizing tho sale  of"- certain articles has been amended  so that the matter may be referred to  a supreme, court, judge before action  can be taken bv the executive council.  The chief duty of the council i.s lo  guard against the waste of public  money. There nre good grounds to  believe that such was not done in lhe  purchase of lhe water works.  Since, the prorogation of the legislative assembly it has transpired that  the Cassiar Central railway land grant-,  conceded to Mr. Warhurton Pike, has  been acquired by the Transvaal Gold  Fields. limited, for $500,000. If-it is  true that .Mr. Pike has made, a profit  of half a million dollars he is to lie  congratulated. 11, is very probable,  however, that a portion of this enor-  11111s sum will he shared by those, who  so kindly assisted .Mr. Pike, in obtaining the concessions. Mr. Pike has contributed much information fo the  sporting world by his writings on big  game hunting in the Bocky mountains. If he would only add to his  literary productions a full account of  how he successfully stalked the legislative fool-hens at Victoria he would  be furnishing .some interesting reading.  II is eminently satisfactory" to note  that some persons in authority are. beginning to lake up the crusade against  objectionable literature, in an earnest  way. The Toronto Public Library  Board has now under discussion a recommendation from the librarian that  the "yellow journals*' of" New York,  the World and .Journal, should be  struck off the local list. Quite recently,  loo, a petition was circulated in Victoria, evidently with a view to its ultimate presentation to the Provincial  Mouse, which has for its object the  securing of such legislation as will  prevent the publication and display of  indecent illustrations in British Columbia.  There are certain newspapers in this  Province which might with advantage  to themselves and their readers take  this hint lo heart and cease publishing  pictures senseless as the are revolting.  Who wants to see deformed humanity  sandwitched in between items of local  news? Clean" journalism will only be  a inline until such revolting ���������'cuts" are  relegated to oblivion.���������Province.  Those who control the Kaslo recreation park appear to conduct that institution in a manner that is eminently  discreditable to the good name of Nelson's sister city. They are mercenary  and discourteous to a degree. Their  supposed public-spiritedness and alleged devotion to true sport borders  closely on sordidness that is far from  praiseworthy. After inviting the Nelson lacrosse team to participate in the  celebration of the. Queen's birthday  last Monday, lhey did not hesitate to  charge the players' the regular price  of admission to the grounds. They  also insisted on a double fee, from  spectators of the baseball game who  desired to witness the lacrosse match.  Visitors are disgusted at suchhoggish-  ness. and citizens of Kaslo have  good reason to deplore the incident.  Mr. "W. .1. Dowler, of the B. P. Gold  Properly company, has endeavored to  give 20,000 shaies of slock in tho company to Sir Henri Job* de Lotbiniere  in consideration-of Sir Henri 'lending  oral sup-  The gift  TUE. TRICE OF SII VER.  The price of bar silver has dropped  to a point below tiO, its lowest quotation since the closing of the Indian  minis in IS!)I; but there.Js good reason  to believe thai the depression is only  temporary and tliat very shortly the.  market will advance to a point higher  than it has been for- tlie past four  years. The decline, means a serious  loss to inines producing argentiferous  ores, and-many low-grade camps are  likely lo become scenes of inactivity  until there-is a-greater girirantec of  profit. It is highly gratifying to know  that the high grade galena- mines of  Koolenay are being winked al'a handsome profit, and that tbey would continue, to pay even though the price of  silver went- 20 per cent, lowei���������a sup.-  position not to be entertained .for a  moment.  his valuable "influence and 1  port to the undertaking.'*  was refused in the following words:  "If I had the remotest idea of inking ,any shares in your company the  oll'or you make me in yours of 22nd  inst, would be sufficient to prevent-  inc." Ilis to be hoped thatotberinflucn-  lial men will follow the example of Sir  Henri Joli de Lotbiniere under similar  circumstances.  successful in his efforts to be a Commissioner in the Trail creek municipality, but his chances of becoming the  Chief Executive of this Province are  decidedlv remote.  That most patriotic Yankee paper,  the Kossland .Miner, takes groat pleasure, in publishing a number of verses  which treat the celebration of the  Diamond Jubilee in a very disdainful  manner.  Having published a libelous story  regarding the abilities nf Mr. M. S.  Davys, the superintendent of the Hall  Mines-, as a niining engineer,the Kossland Minor.fearing a suit for damages,  hastens to make, an abject apology jo  "M. S. Davis."  There are numerous newspapers that  frequently renrjjit articles originally  published in this journal without giving credit. The Slocan Cily News has  recently capped the climax by copying  from these columns an editorial on the  Anglo-American Arbitration Treaty,  attributing it  to the  Kossland .Miner.  In another column will be found a  letter from "A Canadian" who makes a  righteous protest against the treatment  accorded lo the Nelson lacrosse players and excursionists who visited Kaslo  last Monday to participate in the  celebration of the Queen's birthday.  Mis plea for the encouragement'-of  wholesome amatuer sport is worthy of  consideration   by  thc peoplo of Kaslo.  rnoFKSsio.x.ii ������a__������s.  L.  R.   HAl-RISON.   1.AKI.1ST1.H,  tury Public, Slocan Cily.  NO  1,-1  M  li. c.  L. GKIMMKTT, LL. 11., BAltlUSTKK,  Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc, Sandon  <_''l)  GEO. A.M. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUU-  goon.   Ollice, linker street, Ii doors west  of po.-lollicc, up stairs. (571)  ASSAY  saycrs  to   AVar Kugle  Companies, Kossland  and  Associated  (351)  S NORMAN & CO., MINING AND STOCK  ��������� Brokers, Hotel Spokane. Spokane, Wash.  Tclcplior.c (j'27.  [10;.]  ���������\,rAI-ON,McFAl-LANl) & MAHON, LTD.,  lYl. Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  li. O.   Members Stock Exchange. 330  IT"!    M. SANDILAXD 8, 01.N Kit A I, AG I .XT  2J.   ''"ire   Insurance   and   Mining   Jlroker,  Sandon, H. (J. SOU  AND    1'EASI-, -   GENERAL  and    Kow.irding    Agents,  \Yhol-sate Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Revelstoke Station. 1302)  SI1.BAL1.  Commission  I" ION EL C. I. AltF-***, Mining Broker of the  _J Victoria Stock Kxchange of British Columbia, IA. Lilly. Otlice, 32 langley street,  Victoria, li. C. 371  FLKTClIEIt S. A.vnill.\VS. UARIMSTKIS.  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent tor thc Cnini  (linn Fire Insurance Co. Real Instate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  '���������*>")  G. OUH.   HURXI.T   fc  CO.,   l'ROVINCIAl  T   anil Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Kngineeis, Nelson, li. C.    Room No. 1.  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store.  over  (ill  GEO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  Broker, Victoria, B. C. (Member of thc  11. C. Sock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded and. settlements  promptly made. Shai cs at latest quotations.  335  PRIVATE BOARD.  't.  Joseph A  LUMBER!  SaijWard  LUMBER!!  All   kinds   of  Rough   and   Dressed   Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^~-T>_aOMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B. C.  Nelson Shoe Store  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line o  Spring Goods just received  WE HAVE A FULL  UNE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On  hand  at  all   times.     Give  us a call  and  satisfy  yourself for  prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (1384) NELSON, P.. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  HAED 1FAEE  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.    Prices  Furnished on Application. im  GIVE US A CALL,' PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEL.   21. _B^A.I__:������*_R   STREET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Mver brought, into Kootenav.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods. -'"  1  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 Telephone No. 10  0 Nelson, Salmo and North Fork. 182  U - *"    _:  ~~^W^M-g_������  IS OUR NEW STOCK OF SILVERWARE WHICH JUST ARRIVED  PKItSONS desiring a pcriitiincnl and <|iiiut  Boiu.liiiK plaee, either by (lay or week, 1  will Iiml il. nl. tlio Woods' lilack, on and after  -A-i.ril-lslr^-(:_7S.���������=*���������"��������� *MltSr'G.-H.-\VOOU_*.-  Jioard iiml  liooin tor man and wife.   Apply  to MHK. A. \\*. t'UI-TI-NDl-N,  (i;:il) Stanley Street.  ..ll.\I---_. A-JESTS.  ���������'The amendments: lo the .Provincial  Mineral Act, passed at the last .session  of the. legislature, necessitate that all  mining companies ohtain now  licenses on or hel'm-e June !.l) next.  Failure on the part of a company.to  comply with this provision will lie  equivalent lo tlie loss of all title to  mineral ground except if is held in fee  simple.  Hereafter, instead of being $.*> per  annuii1, the license for a mining company will he $50 when the nominal  capital does 110L exceed SjilOiUXM). and  $1.00 for all companies with a greater.j  nominal capital than $100,000.' i  The ni'.w conditions  went into effect  on the Sth inst. . ...    -  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  .REAL ESTATE,     ���������  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  _N"_B-C_SO__SI*, B- C.      l'S3_-],  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  l_.S_il_.__.-E ami ---  <o .miss io.v a.;_-.\t.  VICTORIA ST..  _u  NELSON. B.  C.  THE WATER. WORKS DJEA&.  The purchase -of the Consumers'  Water ' Works plant was railroaded  through the city'council with unnecessary not lo say nervous haste. In the  first place it is dillicult to.understand  why the '^suggestion of Alderman  Fletcher was so completely ignored.  His request that-, the city solicitor  should give an opinion as to the legal  rights of the water company wasipiite  The    Provincial    authorities    have  ceased  to  utili/.e  the  columns of the.  Mixki:     for     advertising    purposes.  This was done, because the   Mix is it. is  independent   and  has unhesitatingly  denounced the. Turner Administration  as   incompetent   and   rotten.    If this  journal'was so conscienceless as not to  inform   its readers of the true state of  affairs at. Victoria, it would not have  the hundreds upon  hundreds of subscribers whose   patronage is worth in- j  linately more than all   the political pie j  that the governmeut   has   power   to'  bestow. .        - . !  W. P. SLOAN,  _MH_Nri"N*G-   _A.a-_s*isrT  Vital ltiver, I������isck Creek, Sutler nislrlet  ami Summit I'reek propcrlie. a specially,  rroperly 011 Hue. of Crow's Xcst Pass Kail-  road, located on <;<>at ltiver, on list,  .'orresp'iixlem.v .Solicited.  KOOTENAY,   HIVER,  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  47:5-5-12-0  ���������s-E-E-'erEr-^fcr  Syrup Pitchers  Tea and Coffee Setts  Soup Tureens  JACOB DOVER.  ���������WATCH   _R_E_P^__.I_RX_tSrC3-   _A.   SPECIALTT.  211)  ALTERATIONS:  -ALTERATIONS  The l.xtensive Additions  to our   Promises are now complete  and everv Department is overflowing with Bright, New Goods. "  Anything" and -everything' thai :i man might wear.    Prices" Right  at llie . . '  _jP. o. st-girie.  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4(������" Years Kxperieiiee in .11 ini 11K. Experienced rrospeefurs Furnished on Short  .Notice.   Mines Exported and Keported on.  i;aker Street; Opp. V..A H. Laud Oilice '  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C,  _72-5-12-U :  Keport   has   it   that Mayor-Scott of  11 keeping  with  business   principles. I Rosslaud is trying-to turn down John ;  f such  an  opinion  would have been _Kirkup  for the position of Police and ���������  ft" such an o|  disadvantageous to the company so  much the better for the city, ft is the  opinion of the .Mixi.i: that the city  would have made a better bargain had  this been done. The anxiety manifested by the company to sell as quickly as possible bears out  litis asseition.  License    Commissioner   in   order   to  make room  for Hon. T. Mayne Daly.  Another    rumor   from    Conservative j  sources at Ottawa  i.s to the effect tliut:  Mr. Daly will be the  next Lieutenant-   -  lf v0.  Governor, of  I.ritish  Columbia.   Tlit* | write'to  W. J, TWISS,  MINING,   REAL  ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  NSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  KASLO, B. C.  I FRONT STREET  ! fo5.)  ex-minister of  the   interior  maj  he!    015  Heintzman Pianos.  ���������want a rich toned Heintzman,  H. N. CorsiEis,  l.evelstoke.  JT. ..A.. Gr-IXj_K:__E]_R,  (1  NO'S. _ 18 & 20 BAKER  STREET,        (2)        NELSON, B.C.  IJSTCO_R]PO-R_A._r__������-I_)   1670.  T_HZ_E  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  "We do not make claims, "but only ask  the favor of a trial. Onr Hungarian is  acknowledged "by all unprejiidiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  BAKER STREET  5U5  NELSON, B. C- THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 29.  1897
Sunday, 29th May, 18<)7.
Onuiion of E_.g_-A_.ij. Matius 11 a.m.
Even -Song, 7.80 ��� p. m. every Sunday.
Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the mouth, arter Matins; on 2nd
and <_tl- Sundays, at 8a.m. Sunday
School at 2.SO p. m.
ri4i_SDYT.-_.-A>. Oiiuncii. Services at
11 "o. in. and 7.30.p. m. Suiidny School
at 2.30. ���Pi-aver meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Clirialiiiu Endeavor Society
meetB pverv Monday evening ut 8 o'clock.
Roman Catholic Cuuncit. Mass at
Nelson on first, and Inst Sundays in the
mouth. Sandon second Sunday and
Kaslo third Suuday.
M l'.Titoms'L' Ciiuihju. Comer Silica
and .la.eplu'ne Streets. Services at 11
a. m. iind 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30
p. m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.
Tuesday at 8 p.m.
1      ion oi.' tiik: Wkst 'Kootknay Distkict."
��� '". SeiiitoKOKu Chkkic, Kootknay Laick.
r| .AI-K NOTICI. that 1, lt. K. Croasdaile,
. L -notingas,agent for. Montague S. Davys,
True Miner's Certilicate No. ('S.20'2,. intend, (il)
days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Cci'tillcateof improvements for
the ]iur|J(i.so of obtaining a Crown Giant of the
alioyc claim.   -'" .--.
': And further take notice that action," under
section 37, must be commenced- before the issuance of such Cei'tilleate of Improvements..
:       IT 10NT11 YE. CI-OASDA1LI..
dialed IhisTthday oMvIay,,l_.!)7.    ���-,, (Oil)
ASI'l-X -dlNl.UAb CLAIM.
W'llST*     KOOTKNAV"      1I1STU1CT. ."   /WllEKH
TjOqATKii���On tiik Kast Store and About
Two Mu.ks Krom Tin-: Sounun ok Koka-
TAKI'* NOTICI. that I, Charles Moore, acting as Agent-for Patrick AV. George, Free
Minor's Certilicate No. I>5S05, intend, sixty days
from the 'dale hereof, to apply to the Mining
] Itecordcr for a certilicate of improvements, for
the purpose ,'of obtaining a Crown grant of the
above uliiim,'.. ...     ;���"���/"  ',Y
And further lake notice that action, under
section ,'17. must he commenced before the
issuance of such certilicate of improvements.
;���'���/..' :' CMlAlir-l.S MOOI-IO,Agent.'
���    Dal-athisothdayoC May, 1807. ;    =.;'   (IBS) ;
yY'Y'Y" Oil. A FORl-IGN .COMPANY.'   :.>.':
"Cojii-.i-ii-s Ac'r,"PAK'r IV.;'AND Ajikndixg
jYY".\-i-.. '-Y =������ ^ ������'-:Acts.   ��� '-/������///../:,,;���//'/;/.
���While liroiise ..liiiiiu; Company" (I'oi-eign)
'.':_���';; Registered fhe:0tli day of.March, IS!)..- '���'
If IlKRI-HYjci-ltTIKYthat I have this day
registered y tim ���'W'hit.o X!rouse Mining
Conipniiy" (Foreign),., under the "Companies
Acf.","l'art IV.; "Registration of foreign Companies," and amending Acts.
- Tlio head ollice ofthe said Conipniiy is situated at Ihe City of Spokano, in the stale of.Washington, U.S.A.'.';;v /'���->'. .'.'���
The objects for which the Company is osl.ab-
lishedare:���;' ��� <;'..'[������
'���":- To work;': operate,, buy, sell,' lease, locate,"
acquire, procure, hold and deal' in mines,,
metals;; mining and minerals claims of every
kind, character   aud description,  within -the
. United yt.at.es. of America and the '..province of
Hritisli Columbia,���Canada:"'
To carry on and conduct a genoral mining,
smelting and 'milling business: to purchase,
acipni'e." hold,: erect., operate and 'control
cleLric light nnd. power plants for the. purpose
of mining  and  treating  ore, -ores, and for thc
'. purpose -of    furnishing    lights and  creating
''power." for all purposes; to... bond,, buy, lease,
locate, and hold ditches,-Humes, and water
rights; to construct, lease, buy.' sell, build, or
openilu rail roads, ferries, tram ways, ou, other
means of ^transportation,   for the purpose, of
:, transporting oro. ores, mining and other lnat-er--
'ials;.lo own, bond, buy,-sell, lease, iind locate
timber and timber claims: and .finally to do
everything contusion..-proper, and requisite for
Ihec'arfying out. of the . objects and purpose.,
aforesaid, in their fullest.and broadest sense,
within the territory aforesaid. ^ ,
VT'ho capital stock of the said Company is one
million dollars, divided 'into- one million shares
of tlio par -value of one dollar, each..
Given under-'my baud and seal'of .ollico at
Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 6tli
-day of March, 1S!I7.   > - ''"������ .'" ���   *'
-='   :[i..s.|../        --=    ''.;���::��� S; Y. AVOOTON,
((iffij       -   "'   Megisti-iii of Joint Stock Companies':
Notice of Application Fop Litiuor License.
��� Master
Are prepared to do Towing, etc., and can be
Chartered by Kxcursion and Prospecting Parties.   Scows furnished.
For .further, .particulars    apply  on   board
steamers or to,
(___.j'."v."B olson.
0. T. STONE,
Notice of Application For Litiuot* License.
TA1-I_ NOTICK that 1. Andrew l.ringgold,
will apply lofhe Stipendiary Magistrate of
West. Koolenay, thirty days after date, for u
license to sell liquor by retail at iny Motel at
t.'reiglilnwn, on North Fork in said (listriel,
AN'nitl.V.*  IHUXGGOI-I),
Dated at  Nelson,   H. O., this  lirst day  of
May, IS'.).. -, <(!_..
Notice of Dissolution of Co-partnership.
THK partnership heretofore existing lie'
tweenA. If. Cleinonis and'A. K. Lott, doing
business as proprietors of the Merchants Hotel,
Maker Street, Nelson, Hritisli Columbia, under
the firm name of Clements & Loll, has this day
been dissolved by-mutual consent..
Witness: fA. IL CLKMKNTS.
.Ikki-kiwon Davis. \A. K. LOTT.
Dated Nelson, Hrifish Columbia, April 30,
The business will be continued in future by
A. IT. Clements ami If. J. Martin formerly of
Regina, X. W. T. 630
NOTICK is hereby given, that sixty daysl
from date hereof, I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of.
West Koolenay: Commencing, at a post at the
south-west corner of Lot HOI" Group 1 West
Kootenay; Ihence west SO chains; thence south
10 chains; thence east SO chains; thence north
II) chains to the point of commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated Nelsnn.|ll.C, Sth Marcli, 1897.      (574)
���^J"OTIC_I<_ is hereby ^iven. that, sixty days
1_N from, date hereof, we intend lo apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase tho following described land, situated in the Nelson Division of
West Kootenay: Commencing at. a post at
lhe south-west corner of Lot HOI Group 1, West;
Kootenay; thence west SO chains; thence north
SO chains; thence east SO chains; thence south
��0 chains to the point of commencement containing 1110 acres more or less.
HDaled Nelson, B.C., Sth -.lurch, 1807.      (573)
TAKE notice that I, Thomas Flynii, will apply
to the Stipendiary Magistrate , of West
Koolonayfthirfy days after date, for a - license
io sell liquor by-retail, at the Kootenay.Hotel in
the town of Quartz Creek in said district.  . .
������'' "��� ��� .v '.���'���. '.'�� .THOMAS FLYXX.
."'."Diili-d at Quartz Creek, li.C, this 20th. day
of-April, lSi)7.' '    ..:   >���    .: ��� ' ((.17
Notice* of Appication foi* Liquor, License.
'TAKE notice that I, E. _\l. Peter*, will apply
to -llie Cold Commissioner b�� .West Kootc-=
nay, B. C, Ihirfydays after date.' for a license
to soil liquor by retail "at tlie'l'etre Hotel on
, the North -Fork of Wild Horse Creek in said
district.-'.'.." ' "" V " ' ��� ,'*'���-'* - "' ������ ';.'"��� ' ���<
���������..���     ...;���-���      '.'���'���'-  '"".'���'��� '.-.-���   E. M. PETERS.   -
Dated at Wild Horse Creek, 11; C ^ this :i;d
day of Jlay, 1817, -   ���     --  s (IKlu)
Going East?
If you are
Do not Torget
MDortaut Points
Ml-ST���Go via St. Paul because tbe
liues to tbat point will ailbrd you tbe
best seryiee.
SECOND���See tbat tbe coupon beyonu
"St. Paul reads; via tbe Wiscousin Central
becnuse tbat Hdc makes tbe closest connections with all.tbe trans-continental
litiese tering tbe Union depot tbere, and
its service is lirst.-class in every particular
TFII1-D���Eor information, call ou your
neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket
ageiit, and ask for a ticket via the AVis-
copsiu Central lines, or address:
Jas. C. Pond, or Guo. S. Uattv.
Gen. Pas. Agt, General Agent,
Milwaukee, -210 Stark St..
Wisconsin. (570) Portland, Or.
Having appointed W.J. G. Dickson
locul 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.
100    ' F. C. ITSNES.
Music Lessors
Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive
pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.
Apply :il Thom,on  Slatibiifry (Vs  Slnrc,
At-l.sou. ..���'.������'��� 127
N' OTICK is hereby uiven in accordance with
the statutes, that Provincial Kevenue
Tax and all taxes levied under the Assessment
Act are now due for the year 181)7.-. All of the
above named taxes collectible within the Xel-
siu Division of West Koolenay, assessed by me,
are payable al my ollice at, ICaslo, K.C.
Assessed taxes are'collectible at the following
rates, viz :���
Four-fifths 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 i.s not more than
ten Ihoiixand dollars, one and oncqiiarter 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 i.s over twenty thousand
dollars one and three quarters of one per cent.
Three per cent, on the assessed value of wild
land. If paid on or before the 30th of June 181(7:
Thi-cc-lii'lhs of one per cent, on the assessed
value of real estate otlier than wild land. One
half of one percent, on the assessed value of
personal property. Upon such excess of income
when the same is not more than ten thoosand
dollars one percent; when such excess is over
ten thousand dollars and not moro than twenty
thousand dollars, one and one quarter of one
per com..; when such excess is ovor twenty
thousand dollars, ono and one half of one pc
cent. Two and one half per cent, on the
assessed value of wild land.
Provincial revenue tax 83.00 per capita.
Assessor and Collector.
Ivaslo, H.C., Jan. 20th, 1S!)7. 527
Notice is hereby given that sixty days from
date hereof, we intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land
situated in the Xelson division of West Kootenay.
Commencing at a post at the south-west corner situated in a hay inedow about 10 chains
south   from  foot of  mountain  and  about 12
chains noi-th of Heaver Lake; thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thonee west SO chains io point of commencement, containing (140 acres more or less.
.Dated Salmo, 20th April, 181)7. (012)
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 thc
privilege of voting at the annual
election of directoi s.
. A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer
Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.
BUY vour own
Make your own t-lioii.c
and save llie lln9liter's
I'oiiiinissiiiii   '
25 per cent off, Paper
Borders, net
Ingrains, 35c. roll net.
Largo slock of new pattenis
- 0
Thomson Stationery Co-
The business of thc Xelson Sodawatcr Factory, has been purchased by K. P. Whalley, to
whom all accounts aro payable. All debts and
liabilities incurred by the company prior to
May the 15th will be paid by W. S. Ashpitel.
WA1-T1-U S. ASIllTI'l-L.
Dated at Nelson this 15th dav of May, 1S.I7.
Notice of Application for Liquor
TAKI. notice that I, Walter Trotman. will
apply tothe Stipendiary Jlagistrate of \\ est
Kootenav, thirtv days after date, for a license
to sell liquor by retail at I leer Park, in said district. WA1-TKK   TUOTMAN.
Dated al, Deer Park, II. C, this l'Jth day of
May. 1��_7. ������''   -
ieatiou For Liquor License.
rpAKR NOTICK that T, W. A. McLellan will
1     apply to the Gold Commissioner of West
Ki-otenay, H. C. thirty  .days after date for a
license to sell liquor at retail, on my premises
Lots 1 and 2, Ulock 11, town of Ainsworth, B.C.
\\T. A. McLKLL\N.
Dated  at Ainsworth,   B. C , this 2lst day of
April, 181)7. (��13l
Notice of Application for Liquor License.
Take notice that I, Adolph Lapointe will
apply to the Government Agent for Wesl
Kootenay, thirty days after date, for a license
to sell liquor by retail at tho Grand Central
Hotel situated on lots 23 and 21, block 00, in the
town of Nelson, B. C��� in said district.
Dated at Nelson, B.C, this 20th day of April,
1887. (610)
If bound for Europe
Or desiring to bring over friends or
relatives from Europe, do not forget
to ctvll on the nearest Cimadi-in Pacilic
Ry., agent for tickets and any information desired.
Gen'l Atlantic S.S. Agent,  Winnipeg.
��� On .'c a ripple camo to land,. \ "
In the golden sunset burning���    :V
Ijapped against a nil'i ten's hand. :.
Hy the ford returning. -���
Dainty foot and gentle breast������;-.
'���' Once across be glad and rest.
"Maiden wait," the ripple saith: :   ,-_!.'
���"Wait awhile, for lam Death!" _
. "'Whero my lover calls I go��� v     ���
Shame it were to treat him coldly���
"Twas a fish that circled so, .,������-'.'���������������
,  Turning over boldly."
Dainty.footsand tender heart.
Wait the loaded ferry cart. -
'"Wait, ah, wait!" tlie ripple saith;',.'.,���"���.
'���"' Maiden, wait, for I am Death!-1     �����
"When my lover calls I haste���    '-���'*"��
_ Dame Disdain was never wedded!" "
Eipple���ripple round her waist',
Clear the current eddied. .., .; .
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Supei inteddent,
261)   TialBc HanaKer.
Foolisli heart and faithful hand.    .   "I".
Little feet thattouched no land.
,; Faraway the ripple fled, .   ^  *;
:Hipple���ripple-rrmining red! "':...'.
��� ,;. '".'.;���'���'-���'���        ���Translation. ;
"Kespect tlio aged!"
lb -was a thick voice���ainuddy voice thaf
would have made you shudder���a voice like
something soft "breaking in* two.1 There
was a .'quaver inifc, a creak arid a whine.
"Respect the aged! Oh, companions of
the Kiver���respect the aged!"
���Jspthing could be soon on'the broad beach
pt'.tiie river excepta little fleet of'-square'-'
sailed, wooden-pinned barge's','-loaded with .
building stone, that had just come under
J tlie 'railway ..bridge, and were driving down
streai'nV    They  put  their; clumsy  helms
over to.avoid.tho   sandbar  made  by tho:
scour o�� the bridge  piers,   and  as they,
passed, three abreast,   the  horrible  'voice
began,again:/      -'; ['\..'Y) ������:. ""���''J:Y. :l.:-.\'~Y.
"Oil, Brahmins of the Eiver���respect the
aged and infirm!':';-   -.
- Aboatman turned wlierc'-'he sat oii tbo\
gtuiwalo,.liftedup hishand, said something'
that was riot: ;a blessing, and the* boats
crejiked on through the twilight." The broad.;
Indian Biver, that looked more like a cliain
of 11 tita lakes"than^^ a stream, was as sniboth-���
as glass, reflecting the sandy-red sky in
midchaivciel, but splashed with '/patches of
yellow and <lnsky purple near and-.-under-
the low/biuil-,./ Little creeks ran into the
! ,1'iyerliin ttilie wet season, but now their dry
' moiithsIiitmg e.ear above.the water -line.
0i\ the left- shore,/- and almost = under:the
railway, bridge,, stood /a mud and brick.:
.and tliate-h and stick /village,;, whose main
street, fuHoifcattle going back?'.to,their.
byres, ran;sfii:aight to the,-, river, ending in
a sort of riide.brick pier head, .where: people who wanted to wash could wade in
step .by step. -Tliat was -the/ ghaut
wlience' the/village of iMugger-Gliaut took
its name. ".'.."���'  /'���.���/"5:-/:.-'////"/':",/: ���.;-./���'/���';/'-���-!
Night ^yas falling'-fast;over'tlio fields of;
lentils aiid rice and cotton in the lowlying!
ground, yearly flooded by the river,' ovei*.
��� the.'recdS .that fringed, the elbow of tho
.bend,.and the tangled Low jungle of the
grazing grounds -'behind., the  still  reeds.
:The parrots' and  crows,  Avho . had  been !:
chattering and shouting,ovier tlieir evening
drink, hadilown inland /to xbost,: crossing
ih�� outgo ing. battalions of the flying foxes:
and cloud upon cloud of water birds came
iwliwtl'uig and '���������"honking"', to'., thereoverof
the;reedbeds. -Tliere' wei-e .geese, harrel-
heii 3edand Mack' backed,   t��il, .pigeon,
maliavd and sheldrake, with curlews, aiid,'
here nijid tbefe, a flamingo. /. :���
*, A lusnlieruig adjutant crane rbrqught up.
tlie reaT, flying as though each slov,--.stroke
would be Uiy last.   �� s, '- '/
;    "Itespect   the   nged!   Brahims / of.  the
��RJJier,aaaiHc^he^agedl!/L_:A.;:  ,/;   / , _f.;.-'
The*1 adjutaJit half turned~]Iis"J~lTeml7**
sheered a little in the, direction: of the
voice, and landed stiffly on, tlie_.saiHlba!.\
below ''the ������bridge. Tlien.,you:;.saw what a
ruflianly bi'utehe really ���.������yviis. His' back'
view"was i'niniensely respectable,- for li3
stood /nerirly , six ���fttet high, and looked,
rather like a very proper bald headed,
parson. In front it was 'dill'erent, for his
Ally Sloper-like head and neck had not a
.'feather to them, and,,, there was a horrible;,
raw skin pouch/cm his"neck under liis chin
ith old al 1, for tlie 'tl ii ngs \\ is pickax d leiil c
could capture* "^;;? Ilis - legs were long and
tliin iind skiniiy, hntlie nioviid Mieni delicately, and1 looked at .them' witli pride as
ho preened down his 'aisby gray feathers,-
ghuiced over the smoptli-ot: his shoulder-
and-stilTened iiito,'-%t'a,ud*;ut..iit.feiitio,n.��, "*
s. Aniaiigy little/ i;_cl:��.-, ~\vlio/had been
yapping iiungrily/ou. a_low"liltifl*. cocked
,up'his;ears and tail,-and seuttcred across
the shallows to join the iidjiitiuit." '
- ��� lio. was thp lovestbf his.cnste-^-hpt tliat
the best-of jackals are. gooil for iiiueli, but
in 'nn t'V\\ this one Wiis peculiarly low, being half a-
.10.00 a.m   , ",'-,_���        ���    ��� ���'��� v t - e
beggar, half a criminal���a cleane,i\..up  of
village rubbi.slijieaps, desperately timid or
���wildly lipid, e^e'rlastingly Iiiingry^and full
'of.cunning that never didliim any good.',:.
""Ugli!" he said,/ shaking,1hinisclf-i;di)le/;
fully as he"landed, b '-'May tiiei-edviiiange
destroy the ddgs *bf this village! ,1 have
three bites for each'' flea lipdiisme, and. all
because I looked���only looked, markybu���
ataii-'old /-ihoe./in/a cow byre. Can I eat.;
mud ���'"'���He scratclied liiinself inider  his-
left ear,- ''."\--y..'���'���''-.���������- '-.���! -'".'"- -'i-;	
Yy ''I heard,";said tbe adjutant, m.fa; voice
'like a blunt saw- going through,.a ..thick,
board; "I heard  there   wiisi a ,ue\v-'.'horn
puji'py in'tliat sainis shoe." >   ���_��� ������'.;.  /   ;     '
"To heiir is one ..thing; to know is an-
othcr,V,:said the jackal, whohad a/very fair
knowledge of.proverbs, learned.by listening to men/round the tires of aiievenin;.;.-"
;   "Quite,true.  "So,  to  mako. sure,.!,took
care.'of that ���phi'ipy /whiles the dogs- were
busy elsewhere."; _...  ���'"-..'"        "��. ''- - .'���....���   "���;
f*    "They.were very-busy," said fhe/.jae*kal.,
"Well; Lmnst not-go to the village hunt-
%&*" :������',.
on the other hand, tlioiighT would by
nieanssny this to his'noble face,';'he"is
,,wi,se and so virtuous���as I, alas! am not���"
'."AVhen the jackal owns he is gray how
black .must the jackal /.be;" "muttered tho
adjutaiit, who could li'otj see what/was
/coining.:" ���"���,.;...���-������".. ���:." Y.'. ' c Y' '''���/'/���
���'.' "That his food never fails, and: in coiise-
���qnence���";���'���;���': -;���-'���'.���,/';"' ':���-:.   yYy-:,Y]
There was a soft grating sound as though
, a boat had jusb  touched in  shoal; water.-
j The jackal spun round quickly and faced
i (itis always best to face)  the creature he
i had been .talking about.   It was atwenty-
j four foot crocodile,  cased; in what looked,
I like treble-rivited :. boiler   plate,   studded
I and keeled and crested;   the yellow .points
of .'his upper  teeth,; just- overhanging . his
beautifully fluted, lower ;jaw.   It was the
bluiit-nosed , mugger   of   Mtigger-Ghaut,
older than iuiy man in the village; who had
given his liame to the village;;the demon
of the ford before the railway bridge came
���miirdcrer,* mat)eater  and local fetish in
one.   He lay with his chin in .theshallows,
keeping his place  by/an almost  invisible
rippling of his tail,   and .well  the jackal
knew that one stroke :of that sametaiiin
the water could carry the mugger up tlie
bank with the rush of a steam engine.!/ '���_
;"AuspiciotislySmet,/ Protector "of the1
Poor," hefawned, backing: at every word?
"A.delectable voice was; heard, and.wc
came iii the/hopes, of sweet ..eony.ersat-oi*.
JMy .tailless presumption, while ;waiting
foere,led me, indeed, to; sjieak.of thee,,' It
is wiy,hope"* that nothing wasoi'd-heard,"
.. Saw, the jackal had spokeu_j ust to lie
Ksteied to,:for he knew flattery was:the
ljcst "way.p.f getting things'to eat, and the
nniggea'-knew that the jackal had spoke/
foi- this.ewJ, and the jackal know t/.at ttig
mugger kaetvf and the mugger knew that
thp jackal k��r-w that the mugger knew,
iiiidso they waits all; very -contented'to-/
;gether. ���'���/..:"���',���_: .  -.���      \ Y} Y;Y
., The oldrbrute -pi__>5j_ed and, panted and.
���gruntedup thcbauk,-'j'w..mbling: "Kespect
i-he aged andinrirm!" aniji ^il the time his
little."icyps burned like ,c.-fajs iiiuler the
heavy ihornyeyelidsiion the iop vof his
1 triangular Jiead, ashe shoved ���Ins .bloated,
Ibarrel body Along betweeu his .oxutched
Ileg*.. ThSn he settled down, and,''iiccjfs-
itfttticd as the jackal 'was to his/ways., be
(could uot;;help starting, lo'f the liundret^i
ttiinie, w/teii he saw exactly bow the 'U.Hi.g--
jguriiuut'jited a log adrift on. the bar, ll?
Iliad e.ven.taken pubis to lie at tits,exact"
aingle-rt inatv.rally stranded log won Id milky
������wsjth' the 'witter", havi ug regard to the - ctl c-
���Jxeit of tlie-SBiwoii'iit'the time and place.
AllttSjis waspuNSly inechanicai, of course,
l)ec.��i;u.i(-- the miigg_>.r had come ashore for
plea-S'iiiw!; but a tcnoeodilc ,is never quite
full, fl-ad'if" the jaekiil bad beeu deceived by
( thelikeBjiss he would ]u<?t have 'lived-' to
,phiJosop-iij_z�� over it. ' -,, _
'mugger, .sbiittiiig one eye. "'The Water
'was in iny -.ears, a ud also. 1 wap. faJijp wi th
liuiiger. ��� fS.uce. tliti railway .bridge wa.-_
-itiiltmy people at iny villngpiJiiiye 'cens��j/l
to>   love  me-,;   and;., that ^S.s 'tn'tyvkingjoiny
m/u for nothing, clii.ld, that the village
bears my name, ahd 'lie who watches long,'
as the.saving Is,-'shnlll at last have his reward'.'"" ,
"I have watched loiig���very long���ncnrly
all my life, ai'id my reward has been   bit_-s
and blows," said the jackal,
"lio! ILo! Ho:" roared the adjutant,
"la August whs lho jaek.-l burn
The ruins fell in September :
'Now such a fearful Hood as this,1
Says he, '1 can't remember '.'"
There is some very unpleasant peculiar-
ity about   the    adjutant.   At  unc-Ttaki
times he suffers from acute attacks cf lho
fidgets or cramp in his legs, and tlion;:h ta
i.s more virtuous to behold than any of thu
cranes, who are all immensely respectable,
he. flies  oft   into  wild,   cripple stilt, war
dances, half opening liis wings and bobbing his bald head up and down; while for
reasons best known to himself he is very
csireful    to    time    his     worst    attacks
with  his   nastiest  remarks.   At the last
word of  his   song   he came to attention
again, ten times adjutanter than before.
The jackal winced, though he was full
three seasons old, but you cannot recent
an insult from a person with a beak a yard-
long, and the power of driving it like n
javelin. The adjutant was a' most notorious coward, but, the jackal was worse.
"We must live before wc can learn," said
the mugger, "and there is this to say.
Little jackals are very common, child, but
'such a. mugger lis I nm i.s not common.
Kor all that I am not proud, since prtde is
destruction; bur, take notice, itis Fate,and
iiridnst his fate no one who swims or
w.TTks or runs should say anything at all.
I am well content with fate. With good
luck, a keen eye and the custom ot considering whether a creek or a backwater has
an outlet to it ere you ascend, much may
be done." r
"Once I heard that even the Protector
of the Poor made a mistake." said the
"True; but there my Kate helped me. It
was before Iliad come to my full growth���
before the last famine but three (hy lhe
liight and Left'of Gunga, how full the
streams used to be in those days'.) Yes, 1
was young and unthinking, and when th';
flood came, who so pleased as 17 A littlj
made me very ..happy then. The ��� village
was deep in flood, and I swam above I hi-
ghaut and went l'nr inland, up to thorite
lipids, and lhey were deep in good mud. I
remember also a pair of bracelets (glass
lhey were, and troubled me not a little)
that T found that evening. Yes, glass
bracelets; and, if my memory serves me
well, a shoe. T should iiave shaken oil!
both shoes, but I was hungry. I learned
better later. Yes. Aud so I fed and rested me; and when I was ready to go to the
river again the flood had fallen, and I
walked through the mud-of the main
street. Who bus J? Came out all my people, priests and women andcliildren, and I
looked upon tliem with benevolence. The
mud is nor u good place to fight in. Said a
boatman. 'Ciet axes and kill hini, for be. is
the mugger ot/the ford.' 'Not so,' said the
lirahmiii priest. ���'Look, he is driving the
flood before him! lie is the godllng of the
village.' Then they threw many flowers at;
nie, and by happy thought one led a gnu;
across the road."
"Mow good���how very good is goat;" snid
I >ie jackal.
"Jl.airy, too hairy, and when found in tlio
wati*!-' ljiorc than likely to hide a cr.os.-i
Hbnp'cd hook, jhjt, that goat I accepted,
and wentdowu lotheghautin great,honor.
Later, my Kate sent me the boatman who
had desired ro cut oil' my tail with au iix_.
Ilis bout.grounded upon an old.shoal, whiclj
you would not remember."
"We are not all jackals here,"   said (,h��
adjutant.    "Was it the shoal made whera
tlie stone  boats  sank   in  the  year ofthe
"great, drouth���a long shoal that stood three
"floods?"'���"��� -'A' '".;'��� '���.'���'.'',.;"." ���'-���': ���;���'';'; ':; ���,''.'���������.;
'".: "There were two," said the mugger, "an
-'���upper and a lower shoal," -,:������.-;-.    ,    /,/:,/"
'"���'.'Aya, I forgot,; A channel divided tliem
jjud later dried up again," said the adjut-
iaj.itj-syho prided himself on-his memory.   c
"On the lower shoal  my wellwisher's
craft grounded,.   J le  was sleeping in tiie
bows, and, half  awake,  leaped   over liis'
' waist���no,   it/was no  more   than, to his
knees��� to push oil./ His empty boat went
on and   touched  again'   below   tjie -nexy
reach, as the river  ran'vtheiil " I. followed,
because I knew men would run out to drug
all   boats arriving
1. ���"So ityVW
alike tv-my
"Sonwi are as. 1 eaii a.vb.oat vpoles.
a_j��ui,-ire as fat; :is ytaing ja-doy
M-rt."-;..;   y '...���.* .,-
���_-A!i,.sha_-ie_r _di(f..��*be jacka
ir,i��t_>.rt, tdof   ]-Ct;.(i_-.n arc all
WW.".   '"..',/'   '���'"*_ - :*"!'' .,.;'���'     ::..:"..'"   '    ,."'������.   /,:���.-,/';,
't'Xay, tliere, ans'-sayy great  dUi'erences^
iudeivl," ���tliuj'.jn'.igsfsr, aiiswered, igcntly,.
i. ;Nuvi!ri
^vo-nldT<yaii'seli;;;siy vfnle men.";;;Taey aiv'
of..sdl fashions, but" tin- "long years have.
shpwfl w'jii.Uii'tt, one wills another, they are"
very ,g.>Od.: -Men; women aii'd-(.'liildreii~i:,
have no fault td'liud with theni..' Aiid re-"
uiembeT.tjhihl, he who rebrike.s tlie world'
is rebuked by tin: world." ;" -. . -, -.- ��� ,,
'��� '-J'Tattt-3'V is^worsethau an enipty tin i::ui""
iii the -3-!ly:/-..l'_iit that: which .viKhnve
just liearc? is wisdoiii," said the ,i.ijutaiit,
briiigiiig .iown iiiie foot.    :,    ������'���-'    _;,. /
"Consider, tliqugli, tlieir" ingrat'ituO.,-to'
this excelliiiit one," began the jaekal, jiyu-
'deriy:':   *''*:".-������. ;."...'���'.'.'   ��� ���'./:    * "-.-Y . .������"'..��� -o"
i/'Xay! nayriiotingraticudv:!," theinugger
slid.    "'They do not thiiik'for.others, tliat"\
is -.-ill.c, Ihil, I, 'have -nol iced,.iying at iny
station''��� below;the  ford, that Ihe^stairsiof'
the new bridge are cruelly hard  t6,;cliiiib,
both fpi^pld people and" young ���'-children..
The .old/indeed, are.not so wortisy of eon"-'
sideiation!'but. \. am griev/ed���I. -ani/truly
/gr'H.'ved���on��aci��unt of the children.;, Still,''
1 think, iii a, little  while, when  the newness of'tiie bridge has woriiaway, we sfiall
see my people's bare liro\vii legs bravely
splashing   through   the   ford: as   before.
''Then'" the old rmugger .will  be honored
.'agaii-.'\ ���'���/''��� '*':- Y\-Y-y-Y��'  /;/:.,';��� . ��� *'(y
"-Y"But- "surely   I saw- marigold/ wreaths
���-floating off the-edge offheghaut onlythis
aiooii,'!,    said    ihe '.'uljutaiit/   /.Marigold
Avreatlisare asigu of.reveretice all Jiidia
*;over.".:   ���.. ���yY^-Y.\vY\""'Y ���' ;  *' �����'  ' ' \     5
-  "An errbr^aiV.err.or.; Ifc-'wastlie wife of
the swectmeatseller.   She, loses.heru; eye:
sight ycar'by .yeiir, nndi'ciin'not tell.a log
. "And did tliey doso?" said tlie.jackal, :t.
little awe stricken. This'? was hunting on
a scale that impressed him.;, Y.
,/ "There and lower do.wn they did.,, I.woiit
'no further, but that gave me three" in one
:/lay��� well-fed inaiijis c(bo:itmeii) ,itll, and,
s'_;?_y;cept in the case of the hist, never aery
;tp,warii those on the bank."., , ; -'���',,: ,
 Ali.-noble sport!  Tint wli.'it/cleverness '
.:et;awiiile/" And "so therCj; ^n. jhe--theinugger of the ghaut.    Isaw
Hotel  Slocan
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"Fine Assortinenn'j of
oOS 0. P. G00DWIH, Piaprietor.   ,
'ingvir scraps .   .. .,
truly \'.v,os a blind puppy in that slide?"  ��� ���,: >,
"   "It i_< here," said:r!ie:idjutaiit-'s(|uiutiiig j
���iverhis beak atjiis fuliiioiich. .;"A small i
thing; but .acceptable now that charity i.s 1
dead.in the world." .'���./'./'"..** ;'. ..',.."','.��� '���������(
"Ahal   The world is iron in these;days,'' J
wailed the jackal..,, Then  his restless eye !
caught, the  least   possible  ripple on the i
.water, a nd he   wenfon quickly: .uI_iif��.. is |
diai'd for lis all,'and Idpubt riot that 'even/;
our'exce'lleiitniaster, the pride of -the .ghaut j
and the envy ot*the'rivers": '      ;���
"A liar, a flatterer and a jackal 'were all I
hatched out oi tlie .siu.no egg,-' said thcad- j
jiitant to iiobody in particular: for he ivni i
rather a fine sort, of liar on his ow'n.ac- j
countw-heuhe took thetrouble.
, "Yes, the Knvy of the irtver." the jackal, j
repeated..raj-:"uig his, voice.    ;";Kvcii he, I.'
doubt not, linds tliat since the bridge has
beeu built i:opd food is niore  scarce. Hut
the mistake when she threw the garland,
for I was lying at the very foot of the
ghajit, anal had she. taken another step I
���could have shown her some little, ditTeir
ence.'. Vet she. meant well, and we must
consider tlie spirit of her offering."
.''What good are marigold.wreaths-when
oneisonthe rubbish heap?" said the jackal,
hunting i'or Heas, but keeping oue wary
eve ou his I'rotector of the Poor.
"True, but, they have not- yet begun to
make the rubbish heap that shall carry
me. Five times have I seen the. river
draw back from tlie village arid make new
land at the "foot of the street. Five tiiiies
have I seen the village rebuilt on the
banks, and I shall see it' built yet live
times more. I am no faithl_s��, lUli-hunt-
ing iravial, I, at. Ka-i to-day and 1'rayag
to-morrow. ;u the saying is. but the. true
. and constant watcher of the lord.   It is
/}ii<j great judgment it requires!" said the
jXekuh a
".No! /.icverness. child, but,, thought. A
little thought in life is like, salt upon rice,
as t.he boatiueii say, and., I have thought
deeply always. The gaviul, my cousin, t he
lish eater, has told me how hard it is for
hini to follow the M.1I1, and how one INh
di Hers from the otlier, and how he mutt
know them all. both together and a purl. I ~
say lhat. is wisdom; but, on thc oilier hand,?
my cousin the gavial lives among his people. My people do not swim iu eonipiinii".
-a with their mouths out of the water, as I he
Hewa does; nor do lhey constantly rise to
the surface of the water, and turn over oil
their sides', like Mohoo and little Cliapta;
nor do they gather in shoals after Hood, _
Ji!.e Batch na and t-'hilwa."
"Both are very good eating,"said the ad-
j-U ..nt, clattering his hcul..-
���".S(/ ;ny cousin says,  and  makes a great''
lo-,',lo.oyc_l' hunting lliein, but they   do not
cliiub.th*- hyuks to escape lhe sharp  nose.
.My people ;u* .otherwise..   The.tr life is on
the laud, in the Jjini.-es,  among the cattle.
1 mu��t know what.'It/.'y  do and what they
are about to do, and, adding the tail to the
trunk,  as the saying is.  J: make up the
whole elephant.    Is there a grc:;n. branch
and an iron ring.hanging.oyer a doorway?
The old mugger knows that abpyhas been   ;
born in that   house, and   mu��t  some day
come down   to   the   ghaut to play.    Is ii -.-
"maiden   to be  married?   The old mugger
knows,, for he sees the   men   carry   gifts
back and forth; and she too conies down to.
the ghaut to bathe before her wedding, and
���he is there,  -lias llie  river   changed its
channel, and made new land where there
was    only    sand    before?     The    mugger
"Kow, of what use is that knowledge?"
said the jackal.- "The river has shifted
even iitiny little life." Indian" rivers' are
nearly always moving about in their luids. ���
and will shift sometimes as much as two
or three miles in a .-eason. drowning the
fields ou'oiie bank, and spreading good silt'
on the other.
"'There is no knowledge so Useful," said
tiie mugger, "for new laud means new
Vjuarrels. The intii__i.fr knows. Oho! the'
mugger knows. As soon as the water has
drained oil'he creeps up" the liule creeks
that men think would not hide a dog. and
tliere he waits. Presently comes a farmer
saving he will plant cucumbers here, aud
nii-hm- there, in the new. laud that the
river has 1:1 veu hini. IU: feels the good
mud with his teii hare toes. Anon comes
uuolher, saying he will   put   onions and 1'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1897.
'lbirrots and sugarcane in such, and such
places. ..They meet as boat drifts meet, and
''each rolls his ''eye-at the other under the-(
.big blue/turban.   The,old mugger sees and
��� hears.������Fach,> calls  'clie  otlier ^Brother,'���-..
' and tliey go 'to uihrk out the boundaries of ]
the new land.    Tlie innggcr hurries with ,
"t-ji-jii from point to point, .shutlling very
low tlirough the mud.   Now they begin/to
.quarrel!. Now'they saydiot. words! Now,
they pull turbans! Now, tli'ey lift up tlieir
lathis; (clubs), and at'last one falls backward in'the mini, and the other runs.
'Vi'hen he comes back the disputeis settled
as th* iron-bound -bamboo of the loser witnesses. Yetthey are not grateful .to the:
mugger. No, they cry 'murder,' and their
families fight with sticks, twenty a side.
My people are good people���-upland .Tats���
ZMalwais of the Het. They do not give
blows for sport, and when the fight is "done
the��oJd miigger waits, far down the river,;
ought of sight; of the village, behind the
Kikar, scrub /yonder, c Theii come, tliey
down, my broad shoiildered Jats���eight or
nine together under the stars, hearing the,
dead man upon a bed. They are ��� old men,'
with grey   beards and  voices  as  deep as
,, mine. They, light, a.; little fire���ah! how.
.'..well I know tliat fire!���and they drink tobacco, aiid tlicy nod their heads; together
. forward in a ring, or, sideways toward;the
dead man upon the bank. They saythc
Knglisli law will come with a rope for this
matter, and thatsuch a man's family will
be ashamed, because such a man ..must be
���.'. hanged in the great square of the jail.
Then say the frieiids.of; the dead: .'.Let
hiiii hang!' and the talk is all'to do over
again���once,7 twice, twenty times in the
long night. Then says/one at last: 'The
fight was a; fair fight., Let us take the',
blood money, a little more than Is olTered
by the;slayer, and ;we will say no more
about it.'; Then do they haggle over the
blood money,: for the dead was a strong
man, leaving many sons. Yet before A in-,
ratvela (sun rise) they put the fire to hini a
little, as the custom, is, and .the dead mail,
conies to me, and he says no more about it.
Aha! my children tlie mugger knows���the
imiggerknows���and the "Maiwall .Tats are
a'jgo'od people.',' ������" /''���'���."
"��� "They are too close���too narrow in the
hand for my crop," croaked the adjutant.
'They waste not the polish on the cow's
hqrii, asthe saying is;find, again, who can
glean.after.a ^lalwiii?"; ..���'""���.:. '"'���
���/.'������"Ah, I���glean���them,".said the mugger,
:simply...//:./'���' /,/;,-;/������/'?/��� ��� /      "'���-,; a, ������;'������'
.   "Now in. Calcutta of theSouth in tlieold
days,", the adjutant went: oii, "everything
was thrown into, the streets,   and wc picked arid chose. ./Those were dainty;seasons./|
, Now they keep/their .streets 'as'.-clean as
the outside of / an egg, and niy people
went away. To be clean is one thing; to
dust, sweep and sprinkle seven; times a day
; wearies the very gods themselves." ..-'���' ,"
...-' "Therewasa down country jackal had it
from a brother, who told me...that in Calcutta ofthe South all the- jackals: were as:
/fat as otters in the rains,'?: said the jackal,
his/mouth -watering at tlie'bare thought of
���'it.'"'-. '/'"/;/���: ://';V ���//:/';'���������;',/!- ./.;/;" '\.fYY"YY
.'..'': "Ali, hilt .the" white races are? there���tlie
English, and they bring dogs .from somo-.
where down the 'river,   in   boats���big fat-
: dogs���to "keep; those same jackals lean,"
said the adjutant.      ';'.:';-/
;;  '-They are, .then, as hard hearted as these
;/people?;.; ,,I might. haviT known.;  Neither,
.earth, sky, nor water shows charity to a
.jackal. .1 saw the tents of .a: white ^fnce
last season, after the rains, and.I also took
a new yellow bridle to,eat. Tlie white
faces do not dress their,,, leather, in the
propei/way/ clt made"ine very sick.'*
",���-���. "Thatswas better than my case, "said the
adjutant.    "*.V]ien,I-was hi niyothirdsea-
'; son, a young and a.hold bird,! wentdowii
to the river where thebigiboats come in.
Tlie boats .of the Jiriglish. are" thrice as ;big
asthis village.''/ ,;/:../-,/;;//:   -
"He has been as far as DelM, and says
all the people there walk on their heads,",
muttered,the jackal;,/The mugger opened?
his left eye and looked keenly at the adjutant.- -:,'.// ���,���/;.   /-/���-.
./������"It'is true," the big. bird insisted.; : "A
liar lies only when lie hopes to be believed.
/No.one who had not seen-those boats could.;
.believe this,truth."'       ���',"      , -        ., ,
"That'is more reasonable," said thc mugger.   "And then?",       ���,,"-"J.'..
"'*"' "From the;,insides of this boat they were'
taking out  great  pieces" of  white: .stiill",
which turned to water in' a/little while.
and the rest they swiftly put into, a house
/with thick walls/; But a   boatman, ..who
laughed,^took a piece no larger thana
. .small dog and threw it to nic.   I���all-avc
- adjutan ts���swiil Iow wi thout reflection, and
that piece I ^wallowed as./iti: oiir" custom.
-"Immediately' I. Avas afflicted with an ox;-
/eessive cold that,/-beginning in iny crop,
' ran down to tlieextremeend of niy toes,
/anddeiiriyeibme even of speech, while the
boatmen laughed at liie.' Never have 1/
/'felt such cold.   I daiice'dlu niy  grief   aiid
- amazement till/I coiild recover my brea_l.li,
; and then I "danced ;iuul * ''tried, but... against.''
the*"falseness of this-world; aiid  the  boat-
iiienderiiled mc till they "fell down.   The
; chief wonder of tiie niatter,  setting aside
ithatmarvelous coldness,  was- that, (here
��� .wis nothing at all in niy" crop wheii I had
. finished my laiiieiitings.    ,;     -'/  /   'A,./
- Tlie adjiitaiit_liad"d(jiie;,iiis .very best to
"describe , his, feeling,, after, swallowing a
seveii-pbutuhluinp of ice;bfl* an Ainericaii'
]'ce-i.|iip,,iii the days before Calcutta niade
���her ico by machinery;   but, ' as he did.not
kiiow what/ ice  was,   and-as the niugger
pine from below, whero "the steam dome
seelhed rather like, ii bullock's hump.
I'M���yes, a .new kind of bullock," tlio
mugger repeated ponderously,, to- make
himself quite sure in his own miiidj.-and
"Certainly it is a bullock," said Hie jackal.
"Aiid again it might be���-" began the
niugger pettishly. . ''
"��� ''Ceitainly���most certainly," said: the
jackal, without .waiting for the other to
finish/ ���/���'/'', ... '.'';.' YY. ,/'/.
> "y\"hat?": said tiie mugger angrily, for lie
could feel that the two knew more than
ho did.' What might it be?�� I never finished niy words. You said it wiis a.biil-
.lock." ';  ;,,.:/,..//;_../.,
"It isanything the Protector of the Poor
please/.' I ainhis servant���not tlie servant
of.the thing that crosses the river."
"Whatever it"is, it is white-faced work,"
said the 7 adjutant.7, "And," for /my own
part, I wouli) not clioosc'a place sonear, to
it.to iieout iipoii as this bar is. "��� ���--'
��� "You do.not know the Kjnglish as I do,"
said the,, in rigger. "There was a white-'
,l*;ied; here /wheii the bridge was built, and
he'wo.ild take a boat, iu the, evenings aiid
'.shuffle hisl'eet on the bottom hoard, aiid
.vhisper: 'is lie here?/ Is he there? Get
ine my gun.' I" couldhearhim before I
could see him���each sound that he made���
creiiking_and.piifling and rattling his gun
up and doyvn the river. As surely as 1
had picked up one of his workmen, and
thus saved great expense in,wood for. the,
burning, so surety would he como down to
the" Ghaut and shout in a loud, voice
that lie would hurt me, and/rid the river
of me���tlie in rigger of Mugger-Ghaut! Me!
Children, I have swam under the bottom
of his boat for hour after hour, and heard;
hini fire his gun at logs; and when, I was
"well sure ho was wearied,! have,, risen by
liis side and snapped niy jaws in his face.
"When ..the bridge was finished'he. .wont
away. .All the "English "���''. hunt in. tliat
fashion, except wheii they are hunted."
"Who hnuts the white faces?" said the
jackal.; "���/"./ ���;. *��,_. ,;.
"No one now, but I have  hunted them
in niy time.'"      ���'.;��� '���';; ',.,   /
/"I remember a little of that hunting., I
was young then," said the'adjutant;,', clattering his beak significantly, ���"".-.
,"I.was weliestahlislied here,'' continued
the    mugger. ���.'���"M'y. village   was   being
buildedfor the third time, as I remeinber,"
wlien;iiiy cousin  the, gavial   brought me
woril of rich waters- above : Beiia.rcs.   At
first I,would not go, for my cousin, wlio is
a fish eater,/does, not   always  know the
good from the bad;. but/I heard niypeopie
talking,in tlie evenings,   and   what   they
said made ine certain"    ,
"And what did  tliey  say?"   the  jackal
'"asked.'/,,'"': ""/;���'.';"-/ ;��� ������/'���/���'"
/"They  said'/enough" to* "make   inc,sthe:
niugger of   Mugger-C'-haiit.,1''���leave,  water;,
aiid take to iny feet.   I went by iiight, using tlie littlest Ktreamsas they served ine,
/but it was the beginiiiiig-Ofthohot/weath-,
er.and ;ij! streams /were  low." '['���������'/cfa.sed
dusty roilds; Iweiit  through tall grass,   I
climbed   liills''���"���in.; the:, nioonlignt./ Evqii ;
..rocks did I   climb,1 children���consider this
well./ZI crossed the  tail   of "Sirhiud   the
vaterless, before I could find the set of the
little i7i vers that flow: Gundaward./:.^: was
.'ii month's jouriiey I'rofn   niy   own ������people7
aiulcthe river  tliat ^uknew.//That ;was
^marvelous." :;./::/:"'';,//,���.
'/What food, by the/way?," said -the
jackal, -who,; kept his soul in . his. little
stomach, aiid was not a bit impressed' by
the uiugger's laud travels., ;.,//.
..-/ "Thatwhich I could liiid���coiisin,"- said
the niugger slowiy,dragging-each word. /
No.v you do not call a nian a cousin in
Jiidiaunless you,think,,you can establish
some kind of blood-relationship, arid it is
only in fairy tales that, the mugger ever
inarries a jackal; tins' jackal knew-',::fp'r
'what roasoii'lie liad been suddenly lifted,
"into the mugger's family circle.. If,tliey
"had heerialoiie he/would notrdiave ciired,
but: the adjutant's eyes twinkled with
iiiirtli,atthe tigly jest. /:;//;//:/
./ "Assuredly,";"" father, I might have,
known;" said the jackal.; A. mugger does
not care to be called a father ',6f jackals,.
and the in ugger of /.Mugger-Ghaut said ns
much Hilda good deal more which there; is
no usein repeating. .������'���������
/"The Protector of the Poor lias clainied
kinship!������������Howcan I remember the precise
degree? Moreoyar, we eat the same. fo.bd.
lie lias'siiid,.it",'ii.vns the jackal's reply.'."
rhat niade   riiatters" rather,  worse,/for
niugger niiist liaye eaten his food oh that;
land-niarch fresh, aiiihfre.sh:every day, instead of keeping it by him,till it was iii a
fit and proper .condition, as "eyery self-re^
,specting niugger and inosfwild beasts do ;
-when they can/Indeed, one of the -worst
terms of con tempt aloifg:;,the:ri yer beds/;is
"eater of. fresh in eat.',?' It is about /as/l.ap;
as calling'a/ friend in- cannibah" would bo.
iiinoiig human beings. /Somekind of si.iv-.
ages tliink the same way, too.';.../ .//���_/ .;/��,
"That   food   was  eaten ^thirty ./seasons
.!igo,'.^s:tii1.the adj ut lint,'--- quietly.    "If/we
talk,for;thirty,seasons more/it,will .never;
come back./, '.fell lis ,now what7 happe*ied -
'wheii the goodwa'ters were "'reached ..after4'
that most wonderful.land journey.   Ili.we,.
listened io the howling of everj/jaekai the
businessdf the town, would  stop, as the
saying is." :   '"Y'y'i ���'-'"'.. ',',/'"  Y
'flic niugger must Iiave beeii grateful for
the interruption,' because he went /on with ,
n rii.sli: . ': ,.". *;-,; .'>'/_ ������   "���������;-/'       ���'"','���*'" '\.'_.-'".-
/"By.tlu; 1 tight and Left of Gunga, when
1 clime there nover did Isee such  waters."
AVere they better,   then,, than  the."big
and the jackal knew rather   less,  the'talc ' fl()lM (jl- ,!isl Mll!i(m^ wlIl, tlie iiicklly
missed lire.    ., ���     '"-Better! "Thill .Mood was no more than
"Anything," said the mugger, shut tjng ' B)inM   en,n-   tlvil   veiira_a    !l:lI1dful   "of
inytlnng   is   possible; (in)wiied strangers, some., chickens,  and a
his left eye again,
that come'sout of a boat thrice the size of
MiiULCcr-'Giiaut. My village is not a small
one." 1 !';
. There was a whistle overhead on the
bridge, and the I)elhi Mail slid across, all
the carriages gleaming with light, and the ,
shadows faithfully following along the
river. It clanked away into -the dark
: again, but the mugger and the jackal were
"so well used to it that they never turned
tlieir heads. -
"Is that anything less ���wonderful than a
boat thrice the  size of "Mugger-Ghaut?"
said the bird.
"I saw that built, child. . Stone hy stone
I saw the bridge piers rise, and when the
men fell  off  (they  were wondrous   sure-
dead bullock iu muddy* water/ with, ci-oss
currents. But, the season I /think, of,' the
river was low./sinooth and, even, and/as
the gavial had wiu-iiud nie,,the deadiEiig-
lish came-* down 16u6hing "each, other.; -* I
got niy girth iu that season,"my,girth and
mydeptlr*    l'"roiii-Agra; ;by  Etawah and
faces���alive! They -were,.as I..remember,'"'
women, lying under"' ft cloth . spread over,
sticks, arid cvyiiigaloud,/, There was never
a guii fired at.us watchers of the: fords in
those days. , All tiie grins were /busy else-
. where.' Yi'e couidliear them day and night
in/viid,/com.:.;,: and going as the wind
shifted.;'' I rose up. full before the boat, because 1 fhad never seen white faces alive,
"tliiiiigh I kniiw theiii well otherwise. A
naked white chiiii kneeled, by the side of
the boat. nml. stooging over, he must needs
try to 'trail his hands in.the river. It is ii
pretty thing to.see how a child likes, running water. 1 had fed that day, but"there
was a, little i; n filled space within me. Still,
it was'i'or sport, mid not for food that I rose
at fhe'ehild's hands. They were so clear a
.mark that. I did- not even look when I
closed: nnd they were so small that thougli:
jiiy jaw ra.i'ig true���1 niii." sure of that���llie
child drew theni ..up swiftly .unhurt; .'''���'Tliey-
lui; ;t have passed..between tooth and 'tooth
���those small white hands. I should have
caught''!!im crosswise at* the. elbows,-. but,
as J said, it was only for --sport and desire
to see 'now things that I roseatall. 'i'liey,,.
ovieri out one after .-uiother in the boat, aiid
��� ]iiv.'ii'!'ifcly I,rose again to watch tliem. 'I'he
ho:i!'.A.'a;-i too heavy to push over. They
were only 'women, .biifc lie who trusts,a*
\vonian will w.-dkoii iluckweed iri' a pool,'7
as t/(. saying is; and by the Right and/Left
.of Cuiiga tliat is truth!" -.
/ ''(Jr.ce ii woman gave'inci'some dried skin'
front a fish,'''said tlie jackal. "I had hoped
lo get,her baby, /hub horse .food, is better
..{'iiiin t,:e kick of ii horse, as .the saying is.
A\:d, \yhat'did the" woman do?"
"Lhe: .'.'red iit me with a short grin of a
kind 1 have, never seen before or since." Five7
limes, one .iii'ter another" (the niugger
..must have met with an old ..fashioned"re-:
veil ver): '���and 1 stayed bjicn ������ mouthed; aiid
gaping, niylicad in the smoke. Never did
I see such a thing, /five times, as swiftly
as I wave my tail���thus." .'"'/���
The,jackal, who had.been.'growing more
and more i iiterested in the story, had jiist
time "to lea p.'back as the tail swung by like
a scythe.. ���
"Not before the fifth shot," said themug-
���ger, as though he had never dreamed of
stunning oneo!.' his listeners���"not before
tlie fifth "sliiit did I sink, and! rose in time
to hear; a thief of a boatman telling all
those white women,.-that ,1 was riiost cor-
tai.iily deaiir- One bullet had.gonc inidor a
neckplalto. of mine. I kiiownot if itisthere'
still, for the i-eiison I ciiiinot.turn iny head.
���Look.'ii.iid see, childf   It will,show my tale
���.   .     "..���������������., ���,        p'. y..: . ��� .o
is true.;'. . . / "/     ���., '   .^   . ������,. v
.Y "1?" said thejfickal, .'.'Shall au-eater of
old shoes, a bone cracker, presume to.doubt
tlie word of.tlieKnvy of: the Biver?: May
niy tv.il lie liitUin ofc by "blind puppies if
the shadow of stiih"u thouglit have crossed
my humble niiiiih .The Protector of tlie
poor lias'condescciided to  inform. lne,ihis.
.slave, that;Onc_; in Ins life/ho ihMS_been'
woundeilliyawoinan.7" 'i'hiit is siifiiciciit;
:nrid,i:,will tell thejaletoalf:niy*children,
asking for no proof.",,   : / ; /    -///"���/
//"Oyeniiiich; civility is sometimes lio bet-,
"ter than overmuch discourtesy, for, as the
.saying is. one win choke a guest witli turds:
/] do "not .'desire tliat iiiiy children of, thi he
should 'know that the Mugger of ���jMugjger-
; Gliaiib tookhis/oiily wound from a woman'.
ThcySviil have riincji 'else to/think of if
tliev get tlieir living as' niiserablv as tlieir'
-father;" /'. ,/'''���/���'���" -.'��� ���;*:;:���'���"��� ;7;-'"- ;:,. ./'
"It is "forgotten long ago! It was never
said!: There never was, a white woman!
Tliere wasno boat! '.-Nothing whatever happened at all!" //��� .���-.,,,;,:,,/,: ,,..,,, -., .
'The jackal waved-liis brush to/show liow,
completely everything was wiped out of his
: memory and sat down with an air.
"Indeed,' very many  things happened;""
���said ..the in rigger, beaten ill liis second attempt that night tp  geiithe. bettor of.' his
-.friend. (Neither bbrenialice.however. ICat
and be eaten was fair law along the river,
and the jackal came  iii for his share7: of
plunder ,wh oii the in ugger ,I fad', 1 iri ished ';i
liieal.)   "T left; that' float/ahd' went  tip
stream; and, when  Iliad reached Arrah ;
and the back waters behind it, /there were
no   niore   (lead   Knglisli.   The   river was
empty for a while. *> Theii cairie one or two
dead,/iiiredcoats,/but   of   one  kind nil���,
Hindoos arid Purbeeah..���then'" five or six
abreast, and  at  hist,,, from   Arrah to tlie i
North   beyond  Agra,   it  was   as thougli
whole villageshari ".walked into the, water. '.
They e_.iiue.out   of/ little  creeks one nl'ler
ruins.'"- When.tiie- river rose they;rose also
in com panics I'roin.tlie "shoals! tbey   Intel
rested,,   upon; s and "���  the * falling   flood
dragged     them     with  a it,   across ' the :
!iclds'���. aiid .through   the   jungle  by the,
long haiiv,:,All,nigl.it, too," "going,north. 1
heard the guns, aiid by day the v'shod; i'eet
���bfiiien:crossing fords, and that noise whicli,
ill heavy; cart whcelmiikes on sand under
water; and.every ripple brought forth dead.7
/At.hist eveiuIZwas afraid, fori said, .'If this
happen to'ine.n bow shall, the ..mugger of v
-Nliigger-Glniut escape?���' TlI'ero .yere iioiitsi,
. too, thatcaine up behind nie.without sails; :
burning continually as; the,;cotton djoats !
sometimes.burn, blit neversiiikiiig." ���'���%. [..
_/"Ali,!'':s:iid; the .adjiitant^,/"Boatsrlike
.those come to Calcutta of the south,, 'I'liey
are taliand black, they beat:up the; water
behind tlieiiywith ;i tail, and"tliey���^" _
/ :.."Are;thriccas,:big as,- niy/yilhige. /My
boats were low arid ., white"; they beat up
i lie water-on either side of them, and were.
a no larger than the bouts of one who speaks
truth shqiild be. Tliey ���"made irio^; very
afraid, aiid I left water and .went'hack/ to
this, niy river, hiding by tlaj' and walking
the broad waters by Allahabad.'' .
"Oh,��the eddy that set under the walls
of the. fort at Allahabad!" said tlie adjutant. "They came in there like widgeon to
the reeds, and round and round' they
lie went off into his horrible danco
again, while the jackal looked on enviously. He naturally.couid not remember the
footed for the most part-but when they' ye!lr oC \he """'"i* ll"f-v w,trt!' diking
fell) I was readv." After the lirst-pier was , a,w,lt- 'J''e mugger continued:
made they never thought tolook down the ' . 'Y es, by Allahabad, oue lay still in the
.stream for. the body to burn. 'There; again, slack water and let twenty tro hy to pick
I saved much trouble. There was nothing ' one: and, above all. the English were not
strange in the buildingof the bridge."     ��� ���; cumbered with jewelry aud nose rings and
"But that which goes across, pulling the   anklets as my women are nowadays    "'
roofed cars!   That is   strange,"  the adju- ]
tant repeated.
delight in ornaments is to end with a rope
for necklace,   as   the saying   is.    All tlie
'It is. past any doubt, a new breed of bid- ! muggers of all tie rivers grew f.-it then,
lock. Some day it, will not be able to keep | but it was my fate to. he fatter than them
its foothold up yonder, and will fall as tin; \ nil. The news was tliat' the Knglisli were
men did. The old mugger will then be ; being hunted into the rivers, and by the
ready." i Bigbt and Left of (Iiinga   we   believed it
The jackal looked at tlie adjutant, and I was true. So far a.- I went south I believ-
the adjutant, looked at the jackal. If there ed it io be true, and Ifc went down si ream
was one thing they were more certain of ; beyond Monghyr and the tombs that look
than another it   was  that the engine was ['over the river.'".
everything in the wide world except a bul- . "I know lhat place.- said the adjutant'
lock. The jackal had watched it time aud "Since thu��e days Monghyr is a lost city,
again from the aloe hedge by the side of Very few live ihere now."
tlie line, and tiie adjutant had seen engines j 'Thereafter I worked up strtam very"
since the first engine ran in India. Now j slowly and lazily, and alinle above Mt.'ng-
the mugger had only looked up at the en-   hyr there came down a boatful of  whit*
v^ ; /���"���Ol'F TIlKaHOlIICAD.''; '-/
by/night; "when: If could not/find little
streains to help me.".-��� I c;iine''to niy village
again, but I "did hot-hope to see any of my
peoplethcre;' Yet/they were plowing and
sowing and reaping, and gning ;to and fro
in "their: fields as quietlv/ as their own
.cattle/*'" -"""/",',    "���./",V/, .-.. ������
'���' '/Was tliere still good/fdod iu the river?"
said the jackal;//  , /;,/, ���/���".;/'.    "'
"Alore than I had/any desire1 for. 'Even
-I���and I do not cat. miid--evenT was tired;'
and, as I reirieiii.her; a'little f right ened at,
this eon-jtant coming down-of silent ones.
I'heardiiiy-peoi)lesay.in my /village^:that
all the English were .dead, but .thoge;-that
came face d<>n:n with the current were not
KiiglislCns my "peoplesaw. "Thenmy people saw it.was best to say -'.nothing-at all,
but to pay the tax and plow the  land..
'After a long tiriie the river c'.eared, and
those thatenme down itjiad been clearly
drowned by tho floods, as I could' .veil see;,
and, though it was so  easy,, then ,to get,
��� food, I was heartily'" gild of it". , A/little
killiiighere and there is no, bad thing���
ibuteven the' niugger is -sometimes 'satisfied, as the saying, is.",:��� ������
. "Marvelous! : Most: truly niarvelo:->,"
said the jackal. :",I have become'...":;���_
through merely liearing about so niucli
good eating; Arid afterward what, if it be
permitted to ask, did the Protector of the
Poordo?" ''":���""��:
. "Isaidto niyself���and by the Right and
Left of Gunga I .locked my jaws oii that
vow���I said l would never -go roving any
more. So I lived by the ghaut, very, close
to my own. jieople, .and  I   watched   oyer
'theiii year after year; and they loved mo
so much that tliey threw liiarigold wreaths
at my head whenever they saw it lift.
Yes, and my Fate has been very kind to
me, and the /.river is good enough to respect my poor, and infirm  presence,".only."
 j./- ,,r . /���-���-���     , .,    >     -,-,,���
"No one is ali'r'liiippy from hisbeakto
his fail,',' said the. adjutant, .sympathetically. "What does the mugger of Miigger-
Ghautiieed more?"
'���'of'Thiit little white child which I did not
get," said the mugger, with a deep sigh.
"He was very small, but 1 have not forgot-,
ten. I am old now, but. before' T die it is
niy desire to try oneiiew thing. It is true
'they are a heavy-footed, noisy and foolish
people, aiid the sport yvould be" small, but
I remember tlie old.days above Benares,
and if thechild lives he will remember still.
It may be he goes up-' and down the bank
of some river, telling how he once passed
"his hands between the teeth of the mugger
of Mugger-Ghaut;,, and lived: to ; make a'
storyof it." My Fate has been, very kind,.
but that "plagues; me. sometimes hi my
dreams���the thought of the little white
child ,.in the bows of that, boat."./ ��
' He turned stiflly. aiidshuflled to the top
of the sand-bar; while the jackal drew back
with the adjutant, to the shelter of a tree
stranded on the end nearest7 the railway
bridge/  , // ,���  ~
"Tliat, was a ])lcasant nnd profitable
life," he grinned, looking iip'.;.hiqiiiring!y
at the bird who towered above hini. "And
not once, mark you, did he think (it to toll"
.me where"n niorsel 'might liave.beeu left
along tliebanks.. Yet I, have told hiiiia
hundred times of "good things .wallowing
down stream. How true is the saying,
'All tlie world forgets the jackal ntid/tho:
barber when the news has been told!' Now';
lie is goiiig to sleep.   Arrl.". ; / '"���' /
'tllowcaria'jackal limit witli a in ugger,''
said the.adjutant, coolly.,   "Big thief and
little thief.';  It is easy to see who/gets "the
pickings.''; ;/  /.'.; ,    ::./,:���        /;���."'/:'/,'
/; The jackal turiied, whiniiigiiii patiently,,
and was, goirig ;_to curl himself up* iuider
-thqtree trujik;wdieii,he,s;uddenly,ccHyereil
aiul/lookeil,/; ii]>    through    tlie /draggled
branches at jthe bridge abbyy'liis licad. /,
:''What,no'>y?". saidfheadju tan tjOiieiiing:
hiswiiigsiuieasily. ,,���--,-;' .-        YY. /::/
."Wait till we see: The wind blows from
us to tiieni, but they1 are not:'looking for
us-���those two nicii."///;/,/ .".-/. -������/..*
%: "Men, is it?; My office protccts;ine/; All
Iiidia knows I a in sacred." Tlie adjutant,,':
beiii.g a. first class scavenger, is allowed to
go where he pleases, and so' thlsbiie never,
flinched/7-     ,:"'������.'���'��������� .���'���'
: ,'T am not worth a blow -froiii anything
greater than an old shoe." said tlie jackal,
and/listened ..again. / "Hark to that footfall!" he went on.    "That was.no country
leather, biit the."shod foot of/a white face.
Bistenaga in!   Iroii h its i ron tip tliere. , It
is a gu n. Priend, those heavy footed, foolish.
English   are   coining /to. speak with the.
mugger."/,,    ; />. ,���/'.���������'���. ���///, .<*. / ;'"7;:   ���'���������:
3 "AYarn hini, then.   He." wiis, called .Pro-''
tector'of the Pooy by some/oiie iipt'.unlike.c
a starving jackal but a little tiiiieiigo." "    ;
"Bet^iiy cousin protecthiscnvii liidc. /He,
hns.told ine agaiii'mid again/tliat- there is;
nothiug'to.fear from the white faces.* They
must bo white faces.   Not ii villager of the
Ghaut would dare to come after hiin. See,;
I saidit wiis agun.   Now, 'with good litck,
we sliairfeed before-dayliglit.;He caiiiiot"
hear well oiit of water, and���this time it is ,
not a woiiian." . / ,"?
A shiny -barrel'glittered for.ti' niinute in
the liioonlighton the girders. The niugger
was lying on the^sand; bar-as   still as his:
own shadow, his forefeet   spread' out a lit-
ing like a-j-iiiugger:"'/,:.    ;'/, ���,.: ,���". ������.'"���
A voice (in tlie .bridge, whispered:'' "It's
an odd sjhot���straight "down," almost���but..
as safe as houses. Better try. behind the
neck.'.-'""Golly, what,a brute! Tlie villagers
will beAvild.if he's shot,: thougli.,, He's the,
deota (godling) of these parts."// / ^
".Don't   careliii" rap," iinotlier voice answered.    "He took aboutfifteeii of niy best
coolies while the bridge*was building, aiid
it's about tinie he;was put/fa /stop to. /I've'
been after Jjhiiiii it; boat for,weeks; '-��� Stand
by >yith theMartiiiiiiS! soon- as,I've/giveil,
hi m both -Jiiirrfils of this.;1--^ /   / :��.���-,: "-Y-��� 7~/
,/,"Aliiul tht' kick,*;tiien.   A "double, four,"
bore's no. joke.",//'/" ,.    / i   -'//":
/"That's, for hi iri to decide.   Here goes!",,:,
"There    was ii roar  like the   so.iiiid.of.
a small  c'aiinon-(the liiggest sort of elc-""
]>haht rifle is not very dUl'crent front .irl.il-
Iery),aiid adoulilestreakpf llaiiie, followed
by the stinging crack of wii Martini, whose
loiig bullet niade /nothing of a-croeudih/s,
plates. : Butthe explosive bullets .did.the
work.   One of them struck jiistbehincl I he
mugger's neck; ;a hand's breadth tothe left.
of the backbone, while the otlier burst a
little lower dowiiQ at tli(? beginning ofthe
tail.   In ninety-nine "cases out of a, hiiii-<
dred ii mortally wounded  crocodile  c/Tn"
scramble, tiff for deep waterand. getaway;
but the  niugger  of jMuggei'rGliaut .was,
literally   broken   into --three'������pieces.    .Tie7
hiirdly'inoved his liead^beforetlfe lift we tit
out of liini, andhejay as fii.it as'the jackal/
-"Thunder and lightning!'-'Lightning:;ind
tliuiider!'-' said tlie liiiserableTittle beast.*'
."Has tiie thing that pulls tlie covered ciirts
over tlie-bridgejtuinbl'ed at last?" / �� /; j
""It: is. nOihioreithaii a" guii," said: the,
adjutant,, though Ids; very taii ���fiVatliers,
quivered, "Nothing more- than 7a %un.
He is certainly' dead. /Ilere. coine. the
white-faces."  ,/,'..    - ;/.- ,    .~..'Y v. ������'������' :"'
Tlie .two Englishmen'had hurried down
from the bridge and across to.tlie;s"and bar,
wheretheystbodad miring tlie length of the
liiugger/.Theiiii native with an ax cut olf
the big head, and four; men/ dragged it
acrossthespit/ "������:���" /"././.. ;i'* / / /; ,
: ''Tlielast time that Ihadniy/haiid in "a
mugger's mouth," said one of the.Eiiglish-
nieii, stooping down (hewas the man who
had ...built the bridge), "itwas .when I was'
about' 5years old���coming down the river
by boat to Monghyr. I \vas a '-mutiny baby,
y'kiiow,. Poor mother was in the boat; too,
aiid she often told me how she fired dad's
old pistol.at the beast's bead." :-,
- "Welh you've certainly h.-id your revenge
on the chief of the clan-^even if my gun has
niade your nose bleed. Hi, 'you boatiileii!
Haul that head up the bank and we'll boil
it for the skull. The skin's too knocked
about to keep. Come along to bed" liow.
This was worth; sitting up all night for,
wasn't it?"/" .   ' ".::."   ""/',/,"//
Curiously enough, the.jackal and the adjutant made the very saine remark not
three minutes after the men had left.   .
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Union   Virginia    .-.  War 1-asdot   West, I.c Koi   White Hear   Vomit? Hritisli Am'n  AlKSWOItTII.  Dellie   Kllen "   1IOUNDAUV.  Old Ironsides..   f.AMl'   mckisnky:  Cariboo 1 ���������"   Ul'_VKI_STOKK.  Orphan Hoy   Sl.OCAN.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Knslo   Idler   Kootenay-Coliiiubi;  ���������Jl iuuCsuiarrTT-rr-.-.-.-^  Noble Fivo Con   Kainhler Con   Ueco   Slocan Star .-'.  Sunshine   ���������Wonderful   Washington   NOKTH I'OItT.  lted Top   1'ur  Value  Price.  3oo,ooo  1,000,000  1  1,000,000  7..o,ooo  'V>on,oou  1,000,000  i,.'ioo,ooo  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  1,000.000  500,000  2,300,000  iiOO.OOO  700,000  ..00.000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,9on,ooo  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  l,ooo.uooj  iioo.oooi  ���������2,:)O0.ooo!  000,000.  I,ooo,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  (ioo.ooo  ."ioo.ooo  1.000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  ' 7oo,ooo  500,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  ,.00,000  5oo,ooo  (,000,000  Too.uuo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  l.ooo.ooo  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  l.ooo.ooo  aoo.ooo  000.000  1,000,000  2,5oo  (ioo.ooo  500,000  5oo,ooo  500,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  Tao.ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  Soo,ooo  100,000  r .TOO.OOO  50,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  1.200,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  00,000  1,000,000  1,600,000  1,000.000  _  I  i     I  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  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  1   00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1   00  5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  . 1 00  1  00  I ob  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 01  1 OC  I 01  1 on  1 00  1 OC  1  00  loo 00  1 on  I  00  .   1  01  1 or  1 00  1  00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  00  1  CO  ������ 1 (Ills  .? 0 10  0 12  0 10  ,0 Oil  0 2|  (I JO  0 1(1  (I 05  (I 10  I) (Ki  0 07  0 0:11  0 23  0 15  0 -III  0 1!)  0 03  0 12  (I 20  0 20  0 1)5  0 o*.  (I Hi  I)   s  0 15  (I 10  0 Hi  I) 20  (I 7  I) 7  0   51  0 (Hi  0 05  0 20  0 12  12'.  0 (Ki  0 50  0 55  (I   5  0 10  7 II.-  0 11  0 15 -  I) IS.',  11..  0 05--  0 OS"  0 10  0   2.  0 25  0 OS  (I 05  0   71  0 12.  0 OS  0 10  0 2(1  0 15  0 10  0 15  0 10  0 211  0 10  0 01;  0 10  0 1!U  0 20'  ,-.   0 U7  Oil'!  0   71  0 OdJ  0 45V  ��������� 0 08"  Golden West anil Invincible���������Ii Gallagher to  same, |.  Same claims���������Wm Telford to same, 1.  Same- Chas Wullrofb to same, 1.  Same���������Albert Jeffreys to same, \.  Sampson. New Springfield, and Wonderful  Fraction���������W C Jones tothe Milicr Creek Minim; Co.  Divide���������Dan JlcLeod to G A Connors, 1.  May 12-  'White Swan���������David Whitley toClms Sundi-  soir. I.  Piekup-J I Sullivan to Klla llrown, 1, 8200.  May IS���������   ,  Norway���������S L Goldberg to Thomas Lacomb, \.  Norway���������Oscar Sampson to same, J.  Richmond���������Sum XV Kay to Thomas Wall, 1-12  Richmond, Starview, Knipire, Watson, and i  in Summit���������Same to Geo Gooderham.  Santifco���������C II Doutrhton ami Joseph Hedges  to \V I_ Belt. SoOOi).  Rauman ia Flu���������Peter MeNichol to Henry  McKay. .J.  Uunliiigdon���������D D McGillivray and JO Todd  to Andrew .laeobson, ., $125,  Good Hope���������Jenny Knapp to Michael Landrigan, -,.  Same���������M Landrigan to Andrew J Murphy,,1,.  May 11-  Knglc Feather���������Nathaniel N Franklin to Win  Glynn, \.  ���������   Uig Timber���������Chas Chambers to A  T H.y-  wnrd.  Sunrise and Jlascott No 3���������Peter LcClair and  A 11 Hliimcnauerto the Sandon M &M Co.  Memphis and Coronation���������Chas lirand and  .las Smith to A Farini, 4,81175.  Caroonute��������� Ira \V Mlttck to John Shannon.  Ucssie��������� Win II Ryan to Josiah Fletcher, ...  May 15��������� ,    .-  Knipire���������Alex Stewart to John McNeil, J.  Keho No 2���������Chas lirand to John Tinling, :..  Hillside���������Jas Smith to same, I.  Iron Cap-"Max Heckman to thc Maritime  KxploraLion Co, SSOOO.  Jlcmphis and Coronation���������Chas lirand and  Jus Smith to G A Farini option. ., $15,i:l0.  O ikland���������H 11 Pitts to K M Sandilands, \.  Defiance���������L A Thurston to F G Carlislic, 850.  Defiance���������W 11 Willis toL A Thurston.  Mariner, Magnet, Kdison, 1' Q and O V���������XV  J Giirbutt to Mary Loyd, J.  Same���������Same to Alex G Hamilton.  Meteor and Ottawa���������Chas Holl'iran to K J  l.yor. 1.12.  Cultus���������Same to same, _,.  Meteor and Ottawa-Same to W Jl Slutw,l-32.  (Dividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Koi, S:i2.'),000; War l.agle, $187,000; Cariboo,  ?110,000; Idaho ������20,000; Slocan SUir, $350,000;  Reco SIOO.OOO; Humbler $25,000. Alamo, Cumberland and Noble Five have also paid dividends.     ,  Kiixlu.  Jlay II-  Hoston   and   Cuba���������J K  Itighani   to Henry  Cl oft, $1200.  1 U���������Edward Hcckcr to John Jlinor, 1.  Mayflower���������T  J   Lcndrum   to  James Mun-  roe, J.  Jlay 15-  Jlcnona and McGregor���������Franklin JIallory to  1- F Hoylis, 1. $170.  Prospect, Park���������Scott Thornbury, to Henry  Croft, S1250.  Kldorado��������� Thomas Jlclrose to Henrv Croft,  $1250. ' .,  ..  Jlount, Ararat���������Duncan JIcLellan to.K J  Hudson,!.'  Montciiiimii and Jlexico���������1) J Munn to C L  Webb, \, mm.  Same���������Chas Uossiter to same, $5H)0,  Same���������KiHvard Hcckor tosaine $5(KI0.  \'or,i Crux.���������L L Patrick toCL Webb.  Jlonlezu 111a and Jlexico���������Jo eph Helhering-  ton tosaine. $5000.  Montezuma. Jlexico, Vera Cruz and Hueniia  Vista���������C L Webb to Kaslo Jlining and Jlilling  company, $1,250,00(1.  Hlack Diamond and Little Donald���������T JI Gibson to Frank State.  I X L���������II A Cameron lo Dugald K Cameron,!  Jlay 17-  Rossland���������lolin L Puree tol) K Cameron, H-  Honner Jline���������A O Jloorers to Fred Londin,!.  Orellamme���������Uobert Williams to Minna Iloei-  cher, J.  I lay break���������Kd Dowd to Isaac Waldron. 1.  U and A-J W Rogers to Chris M Field.  Lost'Parapise, Hidden Treasure and Easter���������  LA .larnagain to II Cuthbert,' bond, $12,000 before January 1st, IS18.  Twilight and Twilight No 2���������James VOtl to  William White,.  B. C. IN  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration  is named in transfers  the nominal euni of SI is to be understood.  .Nelson.  May 22-  Swiss, Herne, Highland Chief���������A Dick and A  II Jli'Kcnzie to .1 S C Fraser. transfer of option.  Gold Hill-.! A Turner to .1 Holm, ...  Hazel R-R XV Damp to J JlcLeod, 1-7, $.*>0.  Jlay 25- '"'"..''  Hustler, Antonio, Shamrock, Alexandria���������C  Johnson to W Freeland. \.  Right-It Hunch claims J.  -Jlainmotli���������KT 11 Simpkins to K H Stanley,  .'. for asscssiiient work. -'���������  . Jlandalay-J Crunloy to P O'Hnra.  " Jlonte Cristo���������A TToney-to.I W Thornton:  Same-J   W Thornton to Atlas M & D Co,  1,000.000 shares.  Genoa���������K P Lowe to T XV Spelhiian. 1.  Comet���������T XV Spellman to Kl������ Lowe, i.  Huby���������K S Davies to J II Uann'on, 1. $25.  Toronto, NilDesperanduin, Drill���������.1 Gore and  T GrcysoutoTorontoSalnnn Kiver G JI Co.  Wiilhalla���������G -W Peterson and .1 Burn to AT  Toncy, J.  Jlay 20-  Hed   Blanket.    Cariboo,    Drumloud-J    Jl  Campbell to J li Sutherland, 1-12, S2U0.  Hlack Flag, Kmbolite���������F Sohrcr ir and W II  GarlocktoAHackett, i, $5.   ,   -  Hlack Fox���������A S Carpenter to same. ������5.  'Keblc���������W- deV   L  Jlaistre to A. St G Hani-  mersley, 1, SKK). .-   -  Flying Squadron-H II Jlarshallto 1������ B JIar-*  shall. - i'  . Hopeful���������F Jl Davies to K Ranger. }. $50.  .  - Silver Jacket���������A L Dolan to 1) H Jlor ison, ;-;,  -WW.    -  Jlay 27-'  Annie S. JohnS���������11 Burke to A Scliinittcr, ..  lUiiny Day No 1, Kainy Day Xo 2, Cdinille No  1 -11 A JrcCIure to () W Itcdfonl.  Ottawa���������F S Hobbs to J It Simpson. 1.  Montreal���������F J Hard wick to same. -S'UO.  Ottawa���������Same to same, SIOO.   '  Shenango���������T.H French to A Erickson, 1.  Venango���������A Erickson to T H French, i.  Salmon Star���������J Bergman, .1 Lmidblad'and C  W Anderson to J Jl alone, 1. $.iKi.  .    Pat, Alaiuo-J Philbert to O Wair, J, $.300.  Jlay as-  Imperial���������S K Green to R Jl Perdue, \.  Iron King���������T J Alexander to It JI l'cidue. ].  Maggie���������S Gowley to.A Jlatheson, A.  Kl Capitan, Adjoiner, Copper Chief. Falconer  ���������A L Anderson to P Arm.-trong, 1-U, ������1U0.  FALL IN THE PRICE 01 GALENA  MINES   SHAKES.  EiiKllftli Smelling CuBiiiiiiii.'H In OiM-rale  In   Ko.������leiiuj��������� ltnriinto ".VII1 Invest in TIiIh UKIrlct.  UoxxIiiikI.      .   .  May II-  Simuiiersidc���������Thos Gee to James Holden, i.  Francis K���������A K White to John Dean, .',.  Francis K--J0I111 Kilkeimey to Edgar Charles  and John Dein, J.  Gold Republic and Conductor���������J W B Mc-  Garrey to J P Gleason.  Little Bess���������W JI Dunn to A E Phimmcr.  May 15-        ***    .  Gold Dollar No'3���������John Lane and James S  Hilcy to Ida K Morris, 1.  Same���������Ida U Morris to XV C JlcUan, 1.   '. ,  Roehcsier���������Jaines Wnlkcr to Chas Hayward."  Syracuse���������Chas Van Ness to Chas Hayward.  Charleston, Bloomer, Baltimore, Porcupine-  Fred W Meyers to George H Green. 1,  .-Bloomer, Oneida, Kathleen, Habbit Foot and  Anna L^rGeorge 11 Green to Michigan Gold  Jlining and Development Co.  Charleston,   Baltimore, Porcupine and Kill a  ���������Same  lo   Baltimore Gold Mining and Development Co.  Jlay 17- .   -  Black Prince iind Aberdeen F���������Joseph W  Campbell and Angus JleN'eil to J N Leo,  Ollie K--J0I111 Tuttlc to Nils Thompson.    .  Better Times���������David Henderson to J P Gleason and W 11 Hrinker,  Jlortis and Luclla���������W Price and Win Fanar  to Charles lvliue and Thomas Gaiver, i.  Ha Ila���������W I) Campbell to Curtis Stromin-  ger, >,. ��������� -, "    n  May IS��������� .  .        '      _     1''  Mot In r Lode���������Louis O Garnett to George  Dozois, i. . -  John and Gaunt���������Same tosaine, \.  Same ].'Mother' Lode I���������Geo Dozois" to F W  Godsal. c  Ida Jlay���������A L Beaton to V W.Godsal, J.  Gold Finch���������George Jloore toll D Jlorkill.  Isabella, Belleville; Big Four and Rio���������J Harrison to K Crowe, J.-  ., H C���������PhilipCreasortoHobertHunter.  Jlaguakata���������Fred Lange to Jlrs Aggie Po-  rpiin,-,.     " ��������� ���������  PROSPECTING  LEMON   OEEEK.  Seiv J.piivcr.  Jlay 11���������  Paniher���������Wm Kerr to Jno L White, i.  While- Swiin���������Lawrence Gallagher to Aaron's  Hod JI Jc D Co. J.  While Swan���������Alex Long to same, t.  The Country Kclwccn \clsoii and Slocan  _'iljJJOvi'rruii by I'rohiteclors.  Slocau City, May 2G.���������A very large  number of prospectors, impatient to get  into the mountains at tbe headwaters of  Liemon and Cedar creeks have gone out  and camped along the snow line ready to  advance as the snow leaves. Some who  have retained say that but little work  can be done until the middle of June, or  later. There will undoubtedly -be a  rush iuto the great area bounded by the  developed sections, Ainsworth on the  east, Sandon on the north and Lemon  and Springer creeks on the west. It is  practically an unexplored conntiy.  Jolni Kiplinger5 the local representative of the Cam pbell-McCrae development  company of Hossland has made a strike  of steel galeDa three miles lip the east  side of the lake. Recently he discovered  some iloal and after a long and laborious  search he fouud the lead. At this wilting the vein hag not been prospected  sufficiently to determine how wide itis,  but the specimens he brought in are very  fine.  l.Ai/ric Chamiit-RS,  London, E. C, May 12.  The Stock Exchange hns already be-  guu to anticipate hu early cessation of  war iu Greece and as matters political  look less omiuous iu the Transvaal, the  markets are ulthgether better. But I  have to chronicle a sharp fall iu Galena  Mines to about .$2.50, aud Vancouver  Syndicate's are flatter at $20 or $25.  Hall Mines are also weak at 85 or less,  although this company has just begun to  resume the publication of monthly  smelting returns. However, as our public is recognizing that this is (he best  property we have listed here at present,  I do not anticipate much further decline  in price if any.  The Pioneer Development company is  in evidence just now, having published  three reports from its manager. Iu the  last he mails that water has begun to  come in badly, but that he anticipates the  vein will be giving a total length of at  least 12,000 feet in the Campbell, also "in  any case, I am under the impression that  we have as much length of vein as the  biggest mines in the district."  WEAKNESS IN SILVER AND COITEIS.  Owing to American, selling bar silver  is down to below 28d per ounce standard, which is about the worse we have  seen since the cloaiug ot the Iudian  mints in 1894. The outlook is uot easy  for silver, producers rxcept those who  can produce cheaply, but a recovery may  be looked for later ou. Copper is also  much (latter at A*48 per ton, due to a record of imports last month from the  United States. Iu April, Europe consumed 19,000 tons of copper but fully  13,000 tons or GO per ceut. of deliveries  were sent here from America, and this  fact has for thc present cieated a bnd  impression.  SMELTERS.  Several private companies have Been  formed lately with.capitals mugiug from  ������30,000 to ������40,0C0. These kind of ventures are more easy to float than otheis  of larger dimensions. Many of the .x-  ploraviou companies are devoting their  attention to the smelter question, and it  is probable before long that thc smelters  in active operation at Trail aud Nelsou  will have several formidable competitors  of English brigou. There is one large  company now beirg formed to erect a  smelter and refinery in tbe neighborhood  of Vancouver- and it is being brought  along here.' under such auspices that  should the political outlook be iii any  way brighter at the time of issue, Ihis  project will be sure to receive ample support.  THE  NEW  CANADIAN TA_.I_.__'.  The British Columbia Review published in its last issue a letter from lhe  Right Hon."Jo8eph Chamberlain urging  Euglish manufacturers of mining machinery to direct their attention to your  gold fields. This enterprising paper has  disseminated ibis communication broadcast with the' result that your province.  has beeu more widely advertised during  this week than at any other period in its  history.  I understand thai, our London Chamber of Commerce will reply to Mr. Chamberlain to the effect that iu the past it  -has been-a-questiouof,freights.and-duty,  but that the new tariff will undoubtedly  help the home industry.  HARNEY  BARNATO AGAIN.  - There seems to be some truth in llie  rumor that Rarney Barnato has decided  to push further west in" his search .,for reliable mining properties, lie has already sent out engineers of great standing to tbe Rainy River district ::nd another representative, has been .dispatched  to. West Kootenay. His name has uot  yet transpired but I hope"to give it you  in my next letter, as it will be otherwise  impossible for those on your side 10 ascertain who's who.  OENEllAL NEWS.  The London Share and Debeuturc corporation are interesting themselves in  your section of British Columbia, ami if  they decide to take hold of it"extensively  theiinportnnce. of this step can hardly  be exaggerated.  A syndicate has acquired a new, process  for treating low grade .H ossland ores. -I  have seen the prospectus but J am not  at liberty to divulge the piuticiilars.  Meanwhile those flotations which I have  mentioned to yon recently, among others  the Waverley or a sub-company of llie  Gold Fields of -British -Colaiiibiii, will  shortly" be laid before the public.  Mr. H. G. C. Curry of Nelson lias arrived in town. . I understand that he is  staying at the Primrose Club, St. James.  1 hear tbat underwriting is being done  in London for the capital of a company  which is formed to acquire the J umb.i  and several .other well kucwu Rossland  mines. At the same time a move is being made towards Rat Portage by several  well known people here.'  Captain Robert Adams of Montreal  bas left here on his return to Kootenay.  It is expected that he will vis.it London  again in the near future with the intention of floating another and bigger proposition.  Summer Opening.  French Pattern Hats.  New designs will be placed in our show room  each week latest nioileU in Skirls. Novelties in Tuylor and Fancy Waists. Artistic creations in Sleeves. Coats and Capes.  juts. k. Mclaughlin.  (53S Josephine street, below Baker.  NOTICE  INITIAL POST.  Notice is hereby given tlmt. sixty days from,  date hereof, wc intend to apply to thc Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land  situated iu the Xelson division of West ICoot-  eniiy.  Commencing at a post at the south-west corner situated in a hay meadow about 10 chains  south from  foot  of  mountain  and  about   l*J  chains north of Heaver Lake; thence north SO  chains, thence east SO chains, thence souih SO  chains, thence west. SO chains to point of commencement, containing 010 acres more or less.  K. HHOADKOOT.  J. OSTIN.  WM. Jl'AllTIIUll.  Located this 20th dav of April,.18-7.  Dated at Salmo, 20th April, 1SII7. (I!12l  anfl Trail Co., Ld,  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in effect Jlay Kith, ISA".    Subject  to change without, notice.  Five Jlile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. & V. S. II. It. to and from    .  Northport, Kossland and  ^ . Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave ICaslo for Xelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, o.'IO a. 111. Arrive Northport  I2.1:. p. in.: liossland 'S:I0 p. 111.; Spokane li p. m.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 0:00 p. in. Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; Itosslanil 10:30 n. in.; Northport 1:.*>0 p. 111.  New Service on Kootenav lake.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tues., 'Wed..  Thurs., Fri., Sat.. S:_-0 a. m. Arrive Kaslo 12:H0  p. 111. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., JI011..  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 5:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson 11.00 p. 111.  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenny River Sen-ice.  Leave Kaslo, Saturday  11:00 p. in.  Arrive ltouudtiry. Suiiday  7:00 a. m.  Arrive Honner's Ferry, Sunday  lL.IQn. in.  Leave Honner's Ferry, Sunday,.". 1:00 p. 111.  Arrive Houndary, Sunday, , f>:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday ' I0:(Ki p.m.  Close connection at Honner's Ferry with  I rains Fast hound, leaving Spokane 7:-i0a. in.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in. -  Kaslo, 11. C��������� 15th May, 1S1I7.  SI GKO. ALKXAXDKH, Gen'l Jfgr.  WHEN  IN KASLO STOP AT  The Olijippic  K.>.-...S    I>I-._STI----������I������   IX   H.iltl*   FIKISII.  XKWIV tlHtX-SIH-lt. 455  STRICTLY FIRST CLASS  K, S. GALLOP, Prop..   FRONT ST., KASLO, B.C.  A. C. EWART  AEOHITEOT  Clements and Hillyer Mk -  Room 5        f4. Nelson,  B. C.  DIRECT ROUTE  -TO-  CAMP.  FORT STEEL wmf,  \ NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Jlond.iy lOlli Jlay, 1S!>7.'  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, 11! C ,  every Monday and Thursday at '.I a. 111. for  Honner's Ferry. Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays =iini Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Kustern and  ���������Western Poinls.  Steamer will return from Honner's Ferry at  1 a. 111. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  nt Kaslo same evening, so as to make>inick  connections wiih Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.1'  This route is the most direct for the 1-ort  Steele Jlining Camp and makes close connections at Honner's Ferry with lhe Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. - ' fi'.'7  KASLO, B, C,  VICTORIA, b; C.  NELSON, B.C.  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  Promoter antl Organizer  Of the j-locsui -.������-.<���������.Jolil A Silver Mine,  Lil., and of tho Itrili .li <':i.in<ll;ui -;<>l<l I'lclil*  i:\plni-alinii llcveliipiiK'iil anil Investment  f'niiipaiiy. ���������.������!.", and late General Western  Manager of the latter Company.  Can' Supply  CAPITALISTS  nnd   INVESTORS  ;, - -With Good   '  Gold and Silver .Properties, and all Information with Reference to tne Gold Fields of I$..,C.  Xelson, B.C.. Jlay, 1S07. (Hill     ;  KOOTENAY   LAKE  Furnished House  'For'.Rent j  A SNAP���������Fine 5-i-ooni cottage. '-<mi-  trally located. Furnitiuv for sale at  2Ti j>er cent less tlian listed pi-ice.  Apply at .Mixkk ul.ico.  NOTICE.  The Cheapest Place to Buy the  BEST   BOOtS   AND   SHOES  -IS   AT   THK-  NELSON SHOE CO.  Wc have thclaryest and best selected stock of Footwear in'the city unci  would like lo have vou   see our lines.    Trv us.  576  The Nelson Shoe Co.  Opposite Hudson's Bay Co., Baker Street.  _J^T_E_LiSO_)__T  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   G-UARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.  ROYAL HOTEL  W. Q. ROBINSON,  Proprietor.  Accommodations   more   than .doubled  by   newly   constructed   addition.  Hard finished rooms, electric lights, hoi and cold baths.  BEST TABLE IN THE CITY.  Everything First-Class  Stanley Street -       duo - Just   above Silica  M. pes Prisay & Co*  Grocery and Provision  3\i_i:B3iioi3:^3srTS  CEOCKEET   -A._N"I_i   GLASSWAEE.  A Large Stock of Sashes and Doors for Sale Cheap.  :sr:EJLSo:_i_sr_,     -     -    -   ��������� -     ib. c.  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  . Biscuit Manufacturers.  VICTORIA        -        B.C. (212)  ~e^C ITT   RAT IE S^^  Silver, S ...0   Silver ami-noltl,'Sl.DO'   Silver, lead,' Kohl iVi 1 tl copper, $2.00  Gold,.. 100-Copper, I.OO   Silver; lend ami gold   l.GO-  I am-prepared  to-make accurate-and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  fnllowintr'rale.s:  Si  (.;  Ores may be sent by mail Gr express and all. charges must be prepaid, in  full.'    The  charges' for life  assaying must also  accompany the  sample.  Money .furnished to prospectors lo develop their claims for an interest, in  same. Claims bought and sold. Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited"to correspond with hie. -" '(>o.S  WALTER J. BROWN  NELSON.  B. C:-  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  P. BURNS & CO.  '       O -  Wholesale and Retail Meat Meixliants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  .  Branch! Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Porks, JXew Denver and Slocan City-.  We are prepared to supply consumers with,  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch .will have careful and prompt attention.    530  Notice is heix-lij' RivL-n tliat Mxty "lays .il'tvr  j date ! intend to:imi!y t'.i the Chief Oomii.ir-.-ion-  ' er of Lands antl Works for ]ieMiii<si������n to j������ur-  eliu--,e 210 acres, more or less, situate in H'm  ��������� Kootenav District, commencing at  the S'orlti-  uot corner of lot  lSXi. (;. I.; thuiicu east   lo  chains, thence north In chains, thence we-t 10  chains.and thence southea.-t  to   the jmint of  comiiuiiMiuent. K. ('. t'UKKS. .  Nelson. Aiiril iS. 18W. ���������;-.'!  i Builders  are invited to inspect my  1     stock of   Rough   and   Dressed  !- Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  '; Doors, Sash; Mouldings   q  ; Turned Stock, &c.  : ORDERS PROMPTLY   FII.I_.KD.  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MINERS', BIMSIITI il MILL SUPPLIED.  Kill AMI S-IIXT  IISOX. MS.M.IJS-  1>I( KS, IUK.IMI   MIKKT STI'.KL,  ..ElXKItS' SIIOVKIJi. .VIKK I-.M'KS, -MANILLA  l_������rl_S,  l-l'.VLniTI.   I'I'SK AX1> ..--'Ji.  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABAR   MINING. CO.'S  QUICKSILVER.  Writ*: for Quotations.  Cable Address. "Dunn.1  Ct.  0<  pUchaijaij  ii-  !   {*:,:���������>)  "V"_A_lsrCOTJ^rEK. IB.   c.  I THE MINER-NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 29,  189?.   .__   . ...  ~ -ni-irnnr "r nyii  h i maj  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Xelson.  May 10-  ira/.iil K���������II H 3initli utat, nn Hidden ck, Hiin i e X & K ri IJ.v.  .lessie I-'���������Same, same. .  Ijorena���������Same, same.    J  Copper Clown--,) liiihamel, J Perkins, n side  Koolenay riv, 7 mi I'm Xelson.  Walei'loo--W JJelaney, n side Toad nitiulj  Liini Chance.  Iiikcriiiiin���������(I Davies, n side Tonil ml. adj  Waterloo anil Kmily.  Uliio (irause -Wm Jlellonald, .1 T Downcv,  Q.uai'l.z ek, 11 mi s e Tennessee.  Old Crow-Same, I mi I'm (������11:11./ck, '1 mi w  iliiliy claim.  May ���������-"_-  Hlack Hear���������I Morgan, s side Moulder <'k, '2  mi fm Salmon riv.  (..olden I'ot.���������Same, ssiine,  Silvei'slrad���������II Anderson, same.  ' Ada Mnnil���������J I* llnrliolllc, on peak Mushy ml.  .1 !���������' II���������Same. I mi s \v Salino.  -- 1011a���������Same, I mi s w Salmo.  Daisy 11��������� W ]tiiriniii(;liiiiii, adj. Kiln, 1 mi w  Salmon riv.  i,)rphan lioy-C-.J Dilter, e fork n fork of Salmon riv, (i mi I'm .Salmon riv.  Second llcst���������II A I'ros-ur. ',' mi n Salmo.  May Flower���������) O Nelson, .1 Syeen and 1'  Larson, sside Sheep ck,:j mi e Salmun riv.  Day Light���������Same, Mime.  Mountain Chief���������iiunc, :| mi n Slicep ck, jl  mi e Salmon riv.  Annie l-'axon���������A Modigh, _���������' l'ortur, near Porcupine ek, 1', mi fm ry.  Mountain View���������.)" II Mcl.linly, s side s fork  Salmon, li mi c Losl ek.  l-'airview���������Krcd Adie, at l_o*t ck, w side  Iron mt.  Silver Star���������KMoFarlane, 0 L Urciiiner, Wild  ��������� Horse ek, adj Wellington.  Surprise���������J McAlman, A McDonald, on  Granite mt, across thc lake and iniinei-iiil,,'"'  opposite town of Xelson.  Keystone���������C A Jleginbottom, It L l'ocoek, n  side Korty-nine ck, est n of Champion.  Champion���������JGoodlad, n slope ofs fork Porcupine ek, .i mi e N & h'S Ity.  Hig Itosy Extension��������� Same, same.  .Hemisphere���������D Cameron, same.  Hull'alo���������.Same, same.  I..ig Itosy���������l) Cameron, same.  Minnie I! Fraction���������li Cameron, .1 11 Hrcin-  ner. Wild Horse ek, adj  Exchequer.  I'ort Townsend���������J Adams, J L Lynch , .J mi  n Moulder ek; Hmi w Salmon riv.  Tumi M���������Same, 1 mi s Mall ek; 1 mi w Salmon  riv.  Cricket���������Same, same.  Fargo���������Same, same.  May -Jo-  Golden  Fleece���������W S  I'olool,   | mi w, n fork  Salmon riv, i mi s Salmo.  Iron���������.1 OGognon, A mis w Salmo.  lone���������L 1' Davis, Baltic nil, -1 mi s e North  Fork.  ������     .lay Gould���������M Cliarre, e side linulder ck ad i  Nellie Uly Xo 2.  White llor.se���������.) Morrigean, west, slope mt  I'roclor, 1 mi fm mouth Salmon riv.  Silver Tip���������.1 Wilson, on Mig ck, opp mouth s  forkSalmon riv.  Kclipse���������11 Green, \ mi n Wild Horse ek adj  Dinner liucket.  Helen���������H Green, same.  Jlay Flower���������A Long, het. Hover and Mini  cks.  Iron Mask���������Same, s slope Kover ck, A mi fm  forks.  a Primrose���������Same, het I!) and Hover eks.  Iron Hand���������S Hawkins, same.  Huby���������K S Davis, 1 mi I'm Hall siding, 1 mi s  w Gold Mug.  Areola���������J C McLennan, ,1 Gillis, e side Wild  Horse ck, A mi c of Avalanche ck.  Yukon���������N Mrosseau ct al,.. mi s w Salmo.  Kdith���������Same, same.  Karly'Uird���������Kl Hanson, 11 Kyle, 2 mi silver  Park.  Golden l.i-glo���������C Monroe, A Monroe, 1.1 mis  e Hall Si.linR.  Catherine���������Sumo, same.  Nelson���������Same, same.  lilth of May���������Same, same.  Allameda-H .lolmsoii, PA Nord, C W Peterson, 1 mi e Salmon river.  Cumberland���������C W Peterson, at Lost ek on  Marble mt.  Great Mogul-J W Ruddy, II Shaw, 2ininp  w side sfork Wild Horse ek.  Queen of the Ilills-H Shaw, sonic.  Hartford���������M   Killeen, !l mi above Deer Park.  Norwich���������A A Deem, J mi above Deer Park.  Ilockville���������P Cullen, on Doer ck, il mi from  Lower Arrow Lake.  Nancy Jane���������W Koote, 2A mi s e Halls siding.  Nip and Tuck���������HF Foote, same.  Sunshine���������C French, near head Stewart ck  adj Porto Uieo.  Moonshine���������Same. same.  Porcupine Star���������W ,1 Noble, :'| mi s Porcupine  ok, IA mie N & I'" S Ity.  s     Ada Mary���������JI IJ Taite, w side Cottonwood  " lake adj Star.  lllanclic���������XV A ]J Danicll, liovcr ck2niin  Whitewater mine.  Hattie Axe-KF Phillips, n sido Wild Horse  ck, oini fin N&FSlly.  Hudson���������K J Hudson, I) A McKenzie head  Wild Horse ok.  New York���������D McLennan, Wild Horse ck, C  mi fin N& FS lly.  ' Lo;-. Nevada���������Same, 8 mi fin head Wild Horse  ck.  May 2G-  NellicHly���������F Adie, on Iron nit at Lost ck.  Pearl���������J Koss ct al, A mi n w Salmo.  Columbia���������O Stelling, n side Wild Horse ck  81 mi fin M* & P S lly.  Little Annie���������C Kennedy, IA mi s North Pork  Duiilnp-J A Hensen, H nii w Salmon riv, i  mi s w Salmo.  Dartmore���������Same, 2 mi s Salmo.  Alice L���������(1 11 Linklater, e side Salmon riv, 1  mi s Sheep ek.  _;.__, ti-ilroy^_i.L(!arnii,_nii_JIiLr-hle_,!nt.1.ad.j .Cumbers-  land.  .Monarch���������I) McDonald, P Adie, on Hen Has-  sen mt A mi fin Craigtown. "  Pirate���������J Wilson,, on' .Six Milo ek, 2 mi fm  Salmon riv trail.  Millie Fraction���������P H Peterson al, Lost ek on  Iron int.  Tiger-Same, A. mi n of mouth north fork of  Salmon riv.  Alta May���������J II Selienek jr, onToad int, n side  Hall ck, :i\ mi w Hall siding.  Mig Pour���������J K Johnson, same.  Jubilee���������G A Huginbottoni, It L Poeoek, bet,  e fork Anderson ck and X & PS lly and ."I mi  fin Nelson.  Alberta���������J McPherson, 'I mi up Porcupine ek  adi Ida.  Lotlio Stewart���������M Slew-art, J McDona'd, 1  mi up Porcupine ek;  Arbutus���������M Stewart, I! mi up Porcupine ck  adj Ariel.  Ariel���������J McDonald, same.  Houghton���������M Stewart, same.  Quiucie���������J McDonald, .-nine.  Lady Stewart���������M,Stewart, same.  Franklin���������J McDonald, M Stewart, same.  IlicKloy���������M Stewart, same.  Hancock���������M Stewart, .1 McDonald.same.  Calumet��������� M Siewan. same.  Oceiilo���������J McDonald, same.  .Vbberline���������A Florin, P Cherho, on C & K liy  7 mi fm Nelson.     ' "-  l.lkhorn��������� J T Nelson, head wesl, fork Anderson ck.  Lena���������A L Sanvie, A mi n Qtnuiz ck..  Norden���������0 Hoe, 2 mi up Sproule ck.  Norway���������Same, bet Kagle and Sandy cks.  Vandeidecken���������P Tarry, K L Thayer, i mi  w Kootenny riv,.'! mi below Slocau crossing.  ���������,  Silver Prince���������P Tarry, J Crawley, same.  .-"   Jolly Hoy���������P Tarry, K L Thayer, same.  .    Holden Gulch���������Same and J Crawley, same.  "    ".Io.-,ephine���������P Tarry and K L Thayer, same.  Onward���������Thaver, Ciowley, same."  Goodenough���������I' dullivan, n side   Kcotcnay  riv. a mi fm 111 mi post C & K Uy.  .    -    Pour'Jlrolhers���������J Michacly et al on Qnarlz  ck, 41 mi fm Vmir.  ��������� Kentonr-Same, Clearwater ck, 1 mi fm X R  P S Ky:  Silver Wave���������S J Mate, HJ mi n c Deer Park  relocation of lilack Hawk. >  " .Morning Star���������Same, 2 mi n Deer Park.  Ocean'Wave���������J  Ainsworth, w side Deer ek,  2j mi fin Deer Park,  Mountain Lion���������:i mi e Deer Park.  Northern Light���������P A Mate, w side Deer ck 2A  mi n Deer Park.  -Diamond Jubilee���������P Perkins on Morning mt  1! mi fm smclteradj X Hay.  King Copper���������Same, on C & K lly, 7 mi fin  Nelson.     - '������������������  Copper Fraction Same, on Toad mt w fork  Give Gut ek adj Star of West.  Valentine���������P Sevier._n e side e fork Wild  Horse ck S mi fm Ymir.  . Tezegane���������A Cecillion, same.  La .luive -Same, Mime.  Curio���������Same. same.  Chicago���������I) N Campbell, W G Almas, D \V  Cameron. Porcupine ek. (������ mi e N i: P S Ky.  May 27-    -  Quartz Peak���������D N Campbell, XV G Almas,  same. - -  Ontario���������Same. same.  Jenny���������W McArthur, Mu.-hy mt, 1 mi w of n  fork .Salmon riv.  Golden Nugget���������II Noll, same.  Oregon���������P I' .Martin, same.  Winona���������I) M Shea, het Bear and Porcupine  cks 2 mi e Salmon riv.  Thomas���������T U Thomas, XV Plannigan. opp  Whiskey ck, on :v side north fork Salmon riv.  Fairview -It Marklc, ���������'>!��������� mi up n side Wild  Horsfek.  Mabel���������A E Storv, I 'orcupine ck, Cmi.-N &  PS Kv. ii  Little Johnie- J XV Hazard, IA mi n Hall sid-  inz.  Grouse -G XV Stailbrd, 7 mi up .= side Poreu-  pine ck.  Gold Drop���������Same, same.  CliflV���������I Decelle.-', A mi o Anderson ck. i mi  s X & F S lly.  Contact -A W Milbr.-.udt, 7 mi up s side Porcupine ek.  SI. Mary���������Siuio. same.  Great I le.-_pi_.--F I loihl, bet Kalino and u fork  Salmon riv,', mi s e N'& F .S lly.  Central Star- S A  Hosandor, on Murnl, Pass,  betSix mi ck and Arrow lake.  Jlay 2S-  Clippcr- J, Caiioiiica, Sheep ck adj White  Slar.  Viclnry-ll .McAlphin, saina.  Ilainbow- 0 J Itiishton, J l>: Powors.on divide  bel Porcupine anil Hidden eks.  PrudMuc-.l McNiiniani, P () lii-ino, s ������iih;  Wild llorse ck, 7 mis Ymir.  Gerald Mac���������Same,same.  Kureka   V, K Peachey, al. Little Dei r Park.  Iron Mii'.k���������lt Lowry, s side Porcupine ck. V.  mi fm N &PS Ity.  Lillle Jack   Same, same.  Alto���������Same, .same.  While Lily���������Same, same.  Tyco���������A Mathosun, on Salmon riv, a nii se  Hall Siding.  Maggie���������S Gormlev, ,'l mi up w side Wild  llorse ck.  Knierald ������������������Same, same.  Hose H  -II u Poster, 2 mi n Hall Sidiir.;.  W____MKU__a_______k.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  -U-TURNS FOll IM? UP TOUATK.  OUF, EXVOUTEn.  Prom Slocan via  Kaslo 10.SIIA  Slocan via Nakusp  2,I'I2A  Kossland via Northport (..KM**  Hossland via Nelson       ;'>2  Tons "  20,11,.)  Total  Value:  Through Xelson Cusloni House.? 1,I'.I7,(!".."> II  I'c.clsloku (Xauusp)... 2:i2,lto.i:."i  Average value per ton, ������72.S(ili  1.13ll.77IJ.IMI  I'l.ODUOK OP SMKI/rKUS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (I lull Mines) Matte  ,.S2  Trail Smelter Matte        2t(l.'IA  :i I.'.V,  Tola I value, SLo'Il.-liiflS  "     ���������'   of ore and matte exported, ������:i,(UI,2:i:i.01  PADDY MILES EELEASED.  OKE SHIPMENTS.  lie   is   i.ilirralcd lioni Kiiniloiips .fail   on ,  IliiUras . .ii'iiiix I'roreeiiiiius. j  L'x-cjonslnhlu John JMiles wlio wus sen-1  teuced to tliree monlLis in jail nt Kum- j  loops, wns released from custody tliis'  week on im order of tlie supremo court;  at Victoriii, where nn nppliciitiou for n |  writ of Imbeds corjnts wns lnnde iimi '  sustained.  The allidavit upon which the application was bused, set forth that Juditu  I'oriu of the county court hud committed  Miles for three months when the statutes  expressly provide Unit the term of  imprisonment lor simple assault shnll  not exceed two mouths. The whole  proceedings were quashed and Miles was  set free. The recent prisoner arrived in '  the city last Thursday and received lhe  congratulations of his friends. - It is  understood that ".Paddy" will devote  more attention in future to liis mining  interests.  Kcliiiiis Since l.asl  Week.  VIA   ICASt'O.  lliilh to Kverett   liulli to Pueblo. Col   Whitewater to Kverett...  Xo I "          VICTORIA,  13. C. .*- LONDON, England.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants, : Shippers : and : Importers  Knofriiiiv l.inucli, Nelson. I> .0.  DEALERS IN ���������  LIQUORS  CIGARS  DRY GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  Total value. gli.Rli i.  Average value per lon, ?.">...'ilfi.  VIA    NOIITHI'OKT.  Ko Itoi to Tacoma.  I.o Koi io Kverett.  Total value, ������12,020.10  Average value per ton, S2!).17''.  MATTE AND BULLION".  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter IM.ntte]   Ii0  Iii  Hll  III  \->T  210  202  101  METAL QUOTATIONS.  .1 Xnrrow l-.M-apr.  I'lissenfjers over the Canadian I'ncific  last Monday report that the whole train  came nearly being dumped in thc Illccillewaet river, about three miles this  side of Revelstoke, through- the collapsing of some piles in the trestle work over  the river. The courageous act of the engineer iu throwing wide the throttle and  mukiug a dash to cross was thc means of  lauding the long train with about 150  passengers safely across the biidge.  May.  NKW YOBK.  Ill        27       2S  .liOi  ; Sii.vKu...i;uj....i.tj ...mi  ;    (liar)  Lioad. .. .3.121...". 12.1... .12'.-. ....12.',  G. D. CURTIS  S4=JAROHITECTF=fc:  (i2.>    OVl_l_ IIIO.MSOVS' ItOOK _>toki:.  .M:i|) ol'Stilmoii l������i.sfrit-l.   ..  Messrs. Field, Hobbs & ��������� Co. of I.oss-  laiul, B. C, have issued a map of Salmon  and Wild Horse districts. It"is complete  and comureliensive and show.", as far as  possible, the lccutiuus, crown grants and  lhe claims upou which work is now beiug  prosecuted. Trails.wagon and rail roads  are also indicated. Accompanying the  map is an index -giving the names of  1,20j mineral claims.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Will riiri-liasc or liirniNli l|i>ii<>.v lo   l������e-  i velo|i  <:oo<l   rn>iiei-ll<>s.   I'ir.l  <:iass  <:oii-  iiecliiiiis in ICaslt'i'ii Allies anil l.������ii������l������n.  M'riic iis licfori. iilaclng your |ir<i|i<>rl.v  315 &. 316  ROOKERY  SI3OIC_A._ISrE,       -       -W^A-SI-I-  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Ofkick:  NELSON   AND   HOSSLAND, B. C.  no  BEST BEEAD  :JN THE CUT  Asjk your grocer for A. ii. Slewurt's Hreail.  Coliiiiihiiin HaUcry, rear Thomson's Hook Store.  Goods delivered to any part of I he citv.      (iali  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Prtfvincial^r_|  ,  -Land-Surveyor-    649  NKLSON, B.-C.  HARNESS  ������������������''-AND r���������.  SADDLERY  I'nek lliii-ness. Pack Straps, Tun in  Housings,' Whips, Hruslios. Combs,  1-Jits. Ilai'iioss Oil, etc. liepniring a  specialty. Orders promptly al,tended.  L. POGUE [Ci-j-M W'anl St.. opp. Court, ilouse  MA!A?A.AWS.A������A������A������A������A_A(?  f  lAPAIL  I WITHOUT  IHOOPS^  si/  That means a long  lasting Pail.  Its  many  qualities  are unique.  The price makes it iU  available to all. w  MINERS and  PROSPECTORS  CioinK to Coal liivor or White Grouse jlountain inines will liud il, to their interest tn net.  their suppliusnt the Pioneer Store at, Sanca,  A complete a.-fcortniunt. of (Iroccries iimh  Miners' Supplies always on hand al, reasunahlc  prices.   Satisfaction .'uarnnteed. (Ii27)  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots witb Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. <;. Dickson. Kaker St.  Hon sp -Bai 11 tin g  Paper Hanging  A.   EN STEAD,  WARD ST.,    .  651 -   Opposile Steam Laundry  MORTHERN-~  IN      PACIFIC-RY.-  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all, points in the  United States. and Canada  Dn.i.cr Coxnkction with theSpo-  .-kanc Falls ;intl Northen. Rv.  rsl  f THEE B.EDDY CO'S  ������ INDURATED FIBREWARE $  kii  PAHS, TUBS, PAHS, DISHES, ETC.  f M  WANAtAtA������A������AIA������A������A������A|/  FSI'OKANI'*: TIJAI'NS  No. 1 AVest,.... doiiiii-l  No. 2 K-ist,....  Tiekols to .lapnn  and  (^liina via. Tacoma und Northern  Maeiiie  S. S. Conipniiy.  . ,-.S:25 p. in.  ..-.7:00 a. 111.  We_have been appointed Sole Agents for the  GURNEY STOVE AND RANGE COMPANY  -OF  HAMILTON-  And have jnsl received direct from the factory a car load of theso Stoves, consisting- of Steel  Ranges, Grand  Union Motel Stoves, Family Cook Sloves, with or without.Reservoir, Small  Square'Cook Stoves, 7 or S.  A Full Supply of G-raniteware and Tinware  All of which we are quoting' at prices lower than we have ever before been able lo do in lhe Koolenay country.  Wc make a specialty c(  Miners' Supplies and Prospecting Outfits  Oiin-yiiitf everything in the shape of Powder. Cups. Fuse. Steel, Hummers, Picks, etc.    Full Line of ('HOCKPl ION.  BRICK BLOCK,  Cor. Baker nnd Josephine.Sts.  01!)  JNO. A. TURNER & CO.  The Fern Gold Mining: and Milling Co.  LIMITED LIABILITY  CAPITAL. $200,000; In 800,000 Shares of 25c. each.  HEAD  OPPICE, VANCOUVER, B. C  1-^ ��������� r���������% _r~ f\ "T" ^>r^ ^       '���������'. <*'. IXNKri,  IVesiclcnl. iiml Milling'ni? Director.   U.S.  II1(.'IIA1I1).S, lliri.rlor.  Ulntv   I   UnO!    Hour. (i. TATIXm*. Vi.t. Prusiilcnl. C. C. HKN'NKTT, Sociclnry.  THli FliRN is a well developed Mine, with enough ore now in sight to supply a lo-stamp mill  for two years.  The value of this ore has been ascertained by milling and smelting quantities in a practical manner, and  it runs from $10.00 to $300. pcrton.  Five tons, taken from an open cut on the surface and milled al lhe Poorman mill near Nelson, gave a  return of $61.00 per lon in free gold, and showed a value of $50.00 per ton in concentrates, making a tolal  value of $111.00 per ton. ,  The tunnel at main level, which is in 400 feet on ledge, cut this same rich ore al a depth of about 100  feet below the surface, and now shows continuous rich ore for one hundred feel, which runs from $32.00 to  over $300.00 per ton.  The Mine is proven to a depth of over 225 feel.  The profit on ore now in sig'ht should be suflicient to pay Iwice the capital of the company.'  300,000 shares of the slock have been subscribed for by an underwriting syndicate, which guarantees  all thc cash required by the company, and arrangements are now being made lo equip the Mine with a 10-  stamp mill, which it-is hoped will be in running order in August.  Onlv 100,000 shares will be offered to thc public al par, an'd a large number of these have already  been applied for.  The Prospectus- contains full information,'and will be furnished on application to the brokers. -   ������  BEOKEES:  F. C. INNES, t GEO. W. HAMILTON   & SON,  Vancouver, B.-C. ,;(,; 24 Sacramento St., /Montreal, P. Q.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  .A-lSTr)   SOO   PACIFIC   X_I_ISr3_-!_���������  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada-������������������  -^p^-  United States and Europe.  Purchase through tickets and have your  baggage checked to your desli-  . nation without charge.  ' ,.'  e  THE ONLY LINE-  Operating Toni-ist   Ours' to Toronto,  Montreal  nnd   Boston  without ehanijji'.      Also    Through  Tourist Oars to SI,. Pnul'daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  'Trains leave Nelson every Tuesday, Thursday and ('Saturday. Call  on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full informal ion. - "    . ' o    <,,  For Tickets and full pnriionliirs ns to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest 0. P. It'.  nirent or to GEO. S. ttEEU. Ticket Afjent, Nelsou. ������  II. M. McUREGOl..      -" QEO. McL. Bl.O'.VN,  TnivelinirViiss. Agt.. XcKon. *'      : Dist. J'nsa. Agt.Vancouver  EAST  w Ba'iWA"  WEST  TIIK   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN    MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  II Is I ho Mos! illu.lcrn in K.|iil|iincii(.  It Is III). ll-UVic*lKHll_<l Mm..  II lins a .tu-.k-.--illii������t KohiIImiI.  II <.'r������KScs No SiiikI lli'.ssrrls.  Itis  (lie Only I.I 11c  Ituiuiiiis   l,ii.\urloiiD  Club  Hoiiiii furs.  II Is XiUcil r������r Ilia: (,'onrlciiy of Its i:niplo} es.  II Is the Only Line Sri-vlng .Mt';iI.suoii ili������>  u lit  .'iirlc   I'liiii.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agentsof the H. F.  & N. and its eonncctioiis, or  F.I). GIBUS,  (j'eneriil AKuiit.  spoiCane, wash.  -0K-  A. 1). ClIAltl/ruN.  ��������� .   -   . '  Asst. (ienl. l'iiss. Ajrc.nt.  No. 255 Morrjson St., Corner of Tliirtl  I'orllaml. OrcKO".  j    Xcr AVrilti for ni-w map of the Koote-  '��������� nay country. . ;"):5I  THE WIIITELAW TRADING GO..  - ��������� <J - - ������������������  Wholesiile Dertlei's in  Creamery   and   Dairy Butter,   Eggs,  Flour  Oatmeal. Lard, Potatoes, Etc-  Brandon,- Man., and ^Tl,,. Nelson, B.C.  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  NELSON,  l<ASLO,   SANDON  QtrAETZ_CBB____;.  Fresh and Salted Meats  All kinds  of  ���������a^C^'^^^M  WBolBsalB  fe aid Retail  THROUGH    THE-.  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAVLIGIIT.  . Attractive Tours dining 8enson of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with .Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest aud.Northland.  -.For maps,  tickets anil complete infoiniation !  cull on or address* Agents, Iv. & S. Ity., C & K.  S. Xav. Co.. N. & V. ii. lly., or  C. ������'. III.VOX, ������;eiieriil AkciiI.  Spokniie, M'asli.  F. I. m'iiit.\i:v, <:. I". ������l T. A.,  3,">1 '  St:   I'aill. MI1111.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  NELSON, B. C.  ������������������gggf5 The Kaslo Branch was opened on Monday, March 15th. .__2  mm REFRESHING ������L*S  UUUJU -a-nelson soda water factory-a-  All kinds cif Carbonated Waters.                      .   Orders delivered prorhptly.  G20  "���������������.   0_   EOX   88   Spokane Falls -<fc  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &   Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and -  Spokane and Eossland-  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 8.50 a.m. NELS02T Arrive 5.35 p.m.  "    10:15 "   EOSSL'D    "    3:W   "  "    8-00 a-m: SPOKANE   "    6.(30 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily.


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