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The Miner Jul 31, 1897

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Array ���������*     ^  Whole Rumbek 362.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, July 31,  1897  Price Five Cents  HOSPITAL WATER SM  ALL    THE     OIK0UMSTAN0ES  THE    CASE.  or  The  Acl Ion of lhe Cily Connell Liable to  tend   lo   nn   Expensive   Law  Suit.  The following is a statement embodying the history of the circumstances  leading up to the present difficulties between the city council and the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital society:  The hospital society in 1303 applied to  the Consumers' "Water Works company  for a water supply. The company replied that if the society constructed the  necessary 800 feet of pipe line from the  Baker street main to the hospital, the  s ipply would be given free of charge.  The society accepted the terms aud built  the line at a cost of about S100.  In the winter of 1895 occupants of a  houso along the liue made a seciet con-  cectiou with the pipe, which fact was not  discovered by the hospital directois for  soma months.  In thc spring ot 1896 au application  \va=, made to the hospital directors ou be-  hulf of Dr. Le Bau's private hospital for  permissiou to tap their pipe and it was  " .-ranted on the condition of the payment  of one half the cost of the line, but the  , doctor did not avail himself of this permission.  Shortly afterwards, Mr. Robert Lemon  asked for and received from the same  board permission to supply his house  widi water. M\ Lsmon- agreed to pay  ������25 to the hospital funds iinl full water  rates to the company aud has since enjoyed the privilege. .  Mrs. Gilbert aud the soda water company subsequently applied for permission  to tap the society's pipe. e  The treasurer  of the hospital was instructed to grant  the former tha privilege on  the   same  terms as  paid by Mr. Lemon.    As Mrs.  Gilbert failed to make the necessary payment the soda   water company .was allowed to do.so and accepted the terras.;  . The 'officers of the hospital emphatically deny the statement of the Tribune  that they ever attempted to  sell their  pipe liue to the city.   They say, however,  that within a few days after thc purchase  of the water  works by   the   city  tLey  heard that   Mm.   Gilbert   and   auother  party had tapped" the pipe and claimed to  have doue so m.der the authority of the  city.  The presideut'oi the society then interviewed Water Commissioner Seeley who  uuid he was noting uud.r orders from the  city council; that tlio. city had pm chased  the water works, including the hospital  connection, and that if the hospital had  ^^r^a^i^was-iigaiust-ihe^Cousumers'-  company, and not against the city.  - The board appointed a committee, to  look iuto the pipe question aud to act.  ��������� The committee found the pressure at the  hospital, always.very light owing to the  great length of small pipe, had dwindled  to almost nothing. They also discovered  that the pipe connected by Mis. Gilbert  had "been extended to- auother house.  They were advised that the city had "no  right to interfere with their private pipe  and accordingly cut off nil those-who  they considered a3 trespassers.  iii revenge for this it appears Commissioner Seeley turned oil* the hospital  water, and for turniug it on again Mr. G.  Stephenson, has   been   summoned   and  tined.-  The hospital is crowded with  patients,  and with the system of sewerage in' use  there the lack of water for Hushing pur-  ��������� poses will probably soon lead to fatal results.  Out of regard to human lite, tho hospital directors have consented to have all  the broken connections ��������� reestablished,  reserving their legal right. What these  are, they propose taking the speediest  way of finding out. ���������-  - They claim that the pipe is their owu  property aud-*that they are the best  judges a3 to ho.w many houses cau be  supplied from it, and as to the terms  upon which outside parties sliall uso it.  As regards Mrs. Gilbert's,! case, .hey  claim that their offer was r^otly satisfactory to her until she was' advised by  some meddlesome person to take the  -wa*.er -without making the payment  ag.-eed to.  The hospital directors *say that up to  the present time no written communication has bten received by tliem from the  city, arid that no request or suggestion  has ever been made lo them, that they  should allow the temporary use of their  pipe by the public.  The hospital directors hnd a special  .meeting last Thursday afternoon and appointed a committee to get legal advice  upon the question aud with power to act.  The'committee hasj retained "Messrs.  Johnson & McDonald as solicitors.  Plenty more will be heard by the citizens  before it ia finishe-3.  MINING NEWS.  The Rambler and Reco teams recently  had a drilling contest at Sandon for $500  a side. The Eeco was represented by  Evan Corkish nnd E. B. Cline, and the  Rambler by Wm. Lawler and Dan  Murphy. Manager Dick Shea of the  Rambler had a wad of Canadinu long  green as big as a steamboat boiler which  he peeled in $1,000 layers and offered  against $900 on his boys. The limit was  too high for the black jackers, however,  although a number of smaller bets at  the same odds were taken. The Rambler meu had a walkaway, winning by 8}������  inches. There were over 500 paying  spectators at the contest.  Three new tunnels are to be started on  the Reco-Goodenough, which will make  five tunnels on each lead. Two of these  tunnels, one on each lead, will have the  rails laid to dump in the tramway house,  the site of which has already been decided upon. The aerial tramway will be  9,000 feet long, and will run to a large  concentrator, that is to be built at Sandon, near the G. P. R. depot.  The Elise miue, near Ymir, which has  been shut down and is under attachment  for wages and other indebtedness amounting to $2500, has been examined lately in  the iuterest of Winnipeg capitalists, who  own stock in the mine. It is 6aid that  they will either buy the property when it  is offered for sale" or put iu enough  money to pay (the indebtedness.  The lirst carload of ore from the Ibex  under the new contract with Bartlett  Brothers for packing from the mine, has  arrived at Kaslo. A new pack train consisting of twenty-live mules has been imported for the service, aud the contractors have bound themselves to bring  down 100 tons per month,  Louis Brouilen, Tom Woods and John  Bulorcele report the discovery of a line  lead of copper-gold ere on Perry creek,  near Port Steele. The vein is six to eight  Teet wide. The ore is said to be free  milling and concentrating and carries  considerable value. Twp claims were  i-taked.  Tom Flynn, of Ymir, was in the city  during the eaily part of the week iindjc-  poited au impoitant find in the Evening  Star claim, two aud a half miles from  Ymir. He stated that McDonald'and  Campbell, whom he had employed to do  the assessment work, opened up a five-  foot ledge of galena, speeimeosof which  look-veiy promibing.  Ihe Kalispell mine ou Ten Mile creel-  is looking splendidly. At a depth-of 60  feet there is a 30-foot ledge. Five Ions  of i'3C0 ounce ore were taken out ot the  tunnel which is beiug ruu along the hanging wall.  A British Columbia section was opened iu the London, England, stock exchange last 'Tuesday. A number of  Kootenay companies aro listed.  i-_T.hc-Lauren-group-on_Groomaii_cre.ek_  is to be extensively developed. Samples  of ore from the property give 128 ounces  of silver per ton.  The Slocan City News claims that the  monthly pay roll of the Slocau City district miues amounts to ������25,000.       ������������������  , The Sir Charles'Tupper syndicate has  made a second payment on the Exchange  group; The bond is. for 842,500. The  property is ou Springer Creek.  THE  F. AUG. HEINZE GIYES HIS VIEWS  ON THE SUBJECT.  Tlie  Enormous   Plant   at Trull  Will  l>c  Closed ir no Export IHilj Is Imposed  on Bosslnnd Ores.  the export duty on the pyrrhotite "and  chalco-pyrite crea of the Rossland camp,  Mr. Heinze replied:  "The Trail smelter will have to be  ilosed down in that event. Our  plnnt is capable of treating Trail  ereek ores ns cheuply as is  possible on this side of the international boundary; consequently, unless  tho authorities at Ottawa take some  action in the matter, no ore of the Rots-  land d'strict will ever be smelted in  Kootenay.  The Alexander, a rich gold property ou  Lemon' creek, is to he operated by a  stock company now beiug formed:  A II. Holdich has opened au assay  office on Hall between Baker and Vernon streets.  -   COMMISSIONERS MEET.   .  Kelt-  Liquor Licenses Untitled  and Police  illations Were llist-usscil.  Police and license commissioner-W. A,  Macdouald was present at the board  meeting for the first time last Thursday  afternoon. Messrs.-Crease aud Houston  also attended. A license to sell liquor by  retail -was issued to S.- F. Calkin .and  James Smart, on lot 4, block 1, fronting  on .Vernon street. Also to J. McVeigh,  at the down Cafe, on Josephine street  betweeu Baker and Victoria. The action  in granting a restaurant liquor license to  R. Hurry was confirmed.  At the sitting of the police commissioners, the rules aud. regulations governing  tho polios force were discussed at Fume  lengrh and tiaal action is to be takeu at  the next meeting. The. rules provide for  the. oidiuary depurlinent of the police  aud for lhe most part are copied- from  those uow in force at JNe.r Wesimiuster.  F. Aug. Heinze, the principal owner of  the Trail smelter and the Columbia*  Wee tern railway, arrived in Nelson last  Wednesday evening and returned to  Trail yesterday morning.  The man who first gave the Rossland  mines railway transportation and smelter  facilities which resulted in a direct cut of  $3.50 in freight and treatment rates for  ores of the Trail creek district, and who  has since seen his way clear to make  another reduction of from $1. to $2,  granted an interview to the Mineu.  The.determination of the Le Roi company to fly in the face of public sentiment, to ignore Canadian labor, the prosperity of Kootenay's smelting and fuel  industries, Canadian railways, and build  reduction works in a foreign country,  within a few miles of the international  bouudary was the basis of the conversation. ��������� -"���������  In the last few years Mr. Heinze has  expended considerably more than a  million dollars iu Kootenay. He is an  alien; but iu coming to this country be  has evinced such extraordinary enterprise and respect for Cauadiau sentiment  and Canadian institutions, that he is fully  entitled to the high esteem in which he  is held by those who take a patriotic and  proper pride in the development of this  portion of the Dominion. His reward  has been great when considered financially, and deservedly so.  In sa>iug this, the Miser has no  intention of "laffying" Mr. Heinze, or  "boostiug" his coxmercial interests The  foregoing reference is simplyo made in  order that tie public may more easily  arrive at a correct estimate in considering  the tactful policy he has pursued and  the arrogant and coatetuptucus conduct  of Senator Turner and his associates.   .  Mr. Heinze was asked why he_did not:  locate his smelter at Northpi rt iustead  of at Trail, if that place is, as"the Le Roi  company maintains, such a desirable  point. '  - ���������  "Great inducements were held out to  me������to do so," he replied. "In fact, lhe  situatioucat that time was such that I  could have saved moie.thau 8100,000 by  establishing a plant there instead of at  Trail.  When asked for an explanation as to  why he did not take advantage of such  economy, Mr. Heinze said:  "I could not biing myself to believe  that the people of tins country would  .tolerate-the smelting.of_Kooteuay_ores_iu.  the state of-'Wasliington. I estimated  then, and my. estimate has since been  proved correct, that the mines of this  district would soon produce an enormous  quantity of ore;.- I knew that, contained  withiu.-. this " district, there, was every  element for economical smelting.  I consider my interests iu ��������� Biitish  Columbia are served to an infinitely  greater extent, by. following out these  ideas." " ������ .  In further conversation Mr. Heinze  said that the management of the Le Roi  company, had informed him unequivocally that the use of the Northport  smelter would not be confined simply to  the treatment of - Le Roi ore. He  was plainly given to understand that tho  plant will be used for custom smelting  on a very extensive scale.  Asked for figures concerning the expense of operating the British Columbia  Smelting and Refining company's works  at Trail, Mr. Heinze declared that the  pay- roll now amounts to about 8500a  day. This sum does not cover'-fho expense incurred by the use of eordwood,  which necessitates the employment of  between forty and fifty men in the viciuity of Trail, or the labor at the lime  quarries near Deer Park and Nakusp.  The smelter at present uses sixty tous  of coke daily, which is produced f-oHi  Canadian coal, mined by Canadians and  hauled over Canadian transportation systems. -   -  Speaking of the probability of increasing the, capacity of his smelter, Mr.  HeiDze said that his" future policy it; this  re peel; would be the same us iu the pa:.t.  namely, au increase ot capacity as f.ist  THE SCHOOL ELECTION.  AGAINST THE.LE ROI COMPANY'S  POLICY.  The Miner Will Circulate ������ Pcllllon For  Au Export lluty on Rossland  *' Ores.  In tbe Police Court.  Joseph Sturgeon and Edward Rauch  were before Police Magistrate Crease  last Wednesday on the double charge  of driving faster trmu eight miles an  hour, and for driving across Baker street  bridge faster than a walk. For the first  offense both were fined 82. and.costs, and  for the latter fgl. They were cautioned  not to Repeat the performance.'  Daniel Sinclaite, for being drunk and  disorderly, was sentenced to pay afine  of $5 and costs or spend seveu days iD  jail. Dtummond Ross, for a similar  offense, got $10 and costs or fourteen  days in jail.. Joseph Buchanan was arrested for a like offense, but in endeavor-  ring to keep out of the hands of the  police he fell from an elevated sidewalk  and sustained a severe injury to his back.  In jail he had a fit. When he appeared  before the magistrate on the following  morning he was in a most deplorable condition, and was suffering intensely  from his injury. Judge Crease concluded  that the man was sufficiently punished,  and after lecturing him dismissed the  case.  Robert Renwick laid an information  agaiust D. A. McFarlane, alleging that a  cocker spaniel owned by the latter had  bitten him. He asked that the dog be  destroyed. The case will be heard to-day.  Chief of Police Wolverton complains  that George W.Brown is erecting a  building on the north side of Baker  street, within the fire limits and in conflict with By-law No. 11. The case will  be heard to-day.  The  BLOWN Ifl TO-DAY.  The  lld.Ton Furnace at lhe Hall Mines  Ueaily for Operation.  - The new 200-ton blast furnace of the  Ilall ::'inineis vBJaejter was fired up yesterday and is beT&gcharged to-day. Everything is working like clockwork and the  successful operation 13 a matter of gratification to all concerned. The new furnace will be used at present exclusively  for copper ores and the old furnace will  soon be altered for the treatment of lead  ores. The ore bins at the smelter are  full aud the mine, which has been turning out about 200 tons daily, is far ahead  of the tramway: Tha character ot the  ore is steadily improving, and besides  producing a greater quantity of matte;  is carrying a higher value in gold. There  is considerable custom ore ou hand from  Toad mountain, the Slocan and other  ^^ict^"It"i^nderstbo"d"that "arrange^  meats have been made by which "a much  larger quantity of custom ore will te  treated in the tutufe. .  The old furnace, which has had a loug,  steady ruu for the last thiee months,  has been shut-down for repairs. Although it is classed as a 100-ton furnace,  it has been treating from 125 "to 130 tons  daily, and some days ev^ as high as 140  tons. -The roastiug and calcining furnaces have been continuously busy and  there are now about 350 tons of white  metal "on hand which will speedily be  converted into blister copper and be  shipped to England for final treatment.  L0WEE RATES.  decision of the Le Roi Mining company to build a. smelter at  Northport, seven miles south of the  international boundary, calls for  concerted and vigorous action on  the part of those who desire to see  a most important-industry saved to  this district.  The- recent development of the  mines of Kootenay proves beyond  all dispute that, within a very short  space of time, the ore output will  be sufficient to supply several large  smelters. There is nothing to prevent' economical and successful  smelting in Kootenay.  The Governor-General-in-Council  has the power to impose an export  duty of 15 per cent ofthe value of  all ores containing copper or metal  other than lead or nickle, should  such an impost be deemed beneficial  for the interests of - Canada.  Thc pyrrhotite and chalco-pyrite ores  of the Trail Creek district come  under this head.  Unless this clause of the export  rule is immediately enforced on  Rossland ores," the entire product  of that camp will be smelted  in . the state of' Washington.,  No newspaper which is truly  loyal to this country should hesitate  in determining as to the policy  that is best in this matter. The  Miner believes that a petition to  the Dominion government for the  immediate enforcement of the export duty just referred to, would be  gladly signed by the people of this  district, and would have the desired  effect.  - The Miner will circulate a petition of this nature throughout the  entire district, and as.soon as it has  received the necessary signatures  will forward it to Ottawa with" all  possible dispatch.  Dr.  Hall Chosen.���������The Condition or Nelson's Educational Facilities.  The election of a school director to  succeed G. R. Robson whose term bas  expired, resulted in the selection ot Dr!>  Geo. A- B. Hall for a term of three yenrs.  On Monday a meeting was held at which  Dr. Arthur, Dr. Hall, Mr. Geoige Johnston and School Inspector Wilson weie  present.  The present teachers were re-elected and  the balance ot the time was speut in  discussing vaiious matters -with Mr.  Wilson. The latter wns asked. to have ,  the S10DO appropriation expended at  once iu the construction of ou addition  to the preseut school. The school as it  now stands will be soon overcrowded and  the chances are that with an addition  not to exceed $1000 the accommodations  will be inadequate before Christmas.  The board also endeavored to impress'  upon the inspector the necessity of heating the school with hot air or steam and  lo supply water tit for the children to  drink. Mr. Wilson promised to give tho  matter his attention.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The  Happenings  of the   Week  Nelson and the Immediate  Vicinity.  ���������* *^  in  BUILDING NEWS.  Tll<  The rllot IJay Smeller.  J. In. "Walker, who is to be superintendent und metallurgist of tho Pilot  Bay smelter, arrived here from Everett, "Wash., last Saturday.  The smelter will not be ready for  operation before GO days elapse, as tbe  plant needs considerable repairing and  renovating. , ^  The Blue Bell mine will not be worked for a while. The smelter will run  on Slocan. Aiusworth and Rossland  ores.  Koolenay  lake Smellers  Kcipiire a  Lower Tariff From Hossland.  One ot the principal objects of General  Trallic Manager Kerr's visit here during  the week was to attempt the ariange-  nient of rates'for the handling of Rossland ores; via Robson. for the Pilot Bay  and Hall Mines smelters. The Bradens  have asked'the transportation companies  for a rate that will allow them to uec the  low grade product of the Trail Creek  district, claiming that the existing  tariff" over, the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard and the C. P. R. * systems  is too high to admit of economical  smelting and active, competition  with other ore buyers in the  Rossland camp. As The Mixeu  dearly pointed out last wepk, Mr.  Corbin, while willing.to quote, a 75  cent nite over tbe Ked Mountain road  to Northport, asks $3.00 to Five "Jlile  Point.    If the tariff is  not  revised to  Tlie.Conslrurlion or Substantial -"llusliicss  ���������= ��������� |MocfcS"ConUiiuc*;���������-"���������:   The Broken Hill MiniDg and Development Company last Thursday let the  contract for a three story frame building  on the southwest corner of Baker and  Ward streets to McClarky ���������__ Co. The  foundation is alieady down and the  building is to be completed by September S, six weeks from last Thursday. The  contract price for the structure is ������7,800  aud for the plastering $800 mak'iug'li  total cost of $8,6C0. The buildiug will  be known as the Broken Hill MiDing and  Development Compauy's block jind.tbat  compauy ' will have its ofllces there.  Construction will be commenced nt once.  The Bowes block on Baker street, near  Kooteuay street is rapidly nearing completion.  II. Selous has commenced the erection  of an otlice building on Victoria street  uear Stanley street.  A. R. Ellis, representing Weiler Bioth-  ers of Victoria, was arrested last Monday for soliciting orders for goods and  refusing to pay the $50 municipal license.  Police Magisti ate Crease fiued him $75  and costs, amounting to $2 50. Tbe fine,  was paid. " ��������� -  The London and B. C. Gold Field?, ���������..  limited, have sent R. B. Wood, ex superintendent of-the Ymir miue, and J.  Prine, to Klondike. The left here last  Saturday and will proceed to the sceno  of excitement ns quickly as possible.  "* o  .,A basket picnic and excursion to "Wist  Balfour will be giveu ou* Thursday,  August.5, uuder the auspices of the  Methodist Sunday School. Thc steamer  Alberta has been chartered for the occasion and will leave Nelsou at 8.S0 a.m.  and returning, leave West Balfour nt  about 7 p.m.  George McL. Brown, executive agent  of the Canadian Pacific Railway, after  spending several days at Rossland. and.  Trail during the early part of the week; >  bas returned to Nelson for a few days.  He will probably remain iu the district fo:- .  several weeks., 4'       -  Robert G. McLeod and Miss Constance  Hiilloway, both of Nelson: Robert A.  Ko.rr, of Nelson, and Margaret Macquire,  of Winnipeg, were recently, married in  this city by Rev. George Morden, of the  Methodist Church. ' Q    '  The Vernon & Nelson Telephone Company has commenced the construction of  -a-first-class telephone-liue^betwecn-Nel���������  son  and Trail.1;   Twenty  meu   are em-  ployed.ou the woik.  RAILWAY NEWS.  as the "production of ore would warrant .... 1(.  it. .He incidently remarked thai he was j Kootenay Lake points, the smelter.-, m  prepared'to make the .plant ten times the j this vicinity  present size if  the business would warrant the expenditure.  He believes that smelting cau be done  a few cents cheaper per ton at Norlhport.  because a plentiful snpply of lime for  fluxing purposes exists within a very  short distance oE tHe town: whereas, at  Trail, similar material is" obtained from  Deer Park and Nakusp.  u-e .liable to be very ser;  ;iously handicapped. Before leaving  1 here, Mr. Kerr stated that he hoped to  ���������arrange the matter satisfactorily at  j an early date.  .Nelson IlKlrirl Asscssinenls.  From July 1 to July 2rJ inclusive 308  certificates of assessment were issued in  the Nelsou Mining Division.   From the  Work Progressing Uaiililly on  the Slocnn  Valley Koad.  Engineer C. E. Perry brings in gratifying news in regard to the Slocan  river brands of the Canadian Pacific  railroad. He states that 800 men are  now employed on the grade at both  ends, and that track laying will probably be commenced.by August 20tb.  "When tracklaying does commence, it  will be carried on continuously and  completed length by length. About  five miles of grading has lx-en completed���������2. miles on each end���������and Mr.  Perrv confidently expects the road tn  be in operation by October J5th and  possiblv by October 1st. Nineteen  miles oi*'wagon road have been l.uilt  by and at the expense of the contractors and all supplies are being taken  over it. The freight shed and section  bouses are going up at Slocan City and  additional buildings are being put up  at Silverton, as the present quarters  are not*capable of accommodating tbe  traffic. Mr. Perry states that the survey of the extension from Three Forks  to Little Creek is about completed and  W. A. MacDonald, Q. C, has returned  from his trip lo Brandon audhasbronght  his family-to reside iu Nelson. He has  taken the residence on Victoiia street recently occupied by G. O. Buchanan.  G. E. Votaw, of Marcup, has succeeded  P? A. Cock as operator iu the Spokane-  Northern Teleginph. Company. Mr.  Cook has gone to Tacomn.  C. E. Mnlletle !c Co. have opened a  store on linker street, in the premises  formerly occupied by McDonald &Co.  Their specialty will- be lumber, hay,  grain, etc.  J.  Fred  Ritchie and Hector McRae of  Rosslaud are iu Nelson on business connected-with  the   Poorman miue.     Mr.-  McRae has just returned from Ottawa.  The monthly meeting of the Ladies'  Hospital Aid will be held on Monday,  August 2, at 3 p.m., in the Church of  England.  J: L.Pierce, lately the manager ot H.  Giegerich'8 store at Kaslo, has gone to  Klondyke.  Jas. II. Beat ty, of Boise, Idaho, judge  of the U. S. distiict court of that state, is  in the city.  C. D.J. Christie has secured the agency  for IheDominion Building & Loan association of Toronto.  - P.  Burns has returned'; from Calgary-  after an absence of several weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. Senkler. parents of Mr.  E. C. Senkler of Nelson, are in the city.  _ . .  ������_-,_.i  1- .    ������>rii'i;������cios -oror^ issnfd. Nerv snoiuv.  Dominion  o-o'verument failed to enforce certificates were issiud.  Tlie Walcrnnrks Tender*.  At noon today, three tenders had been  received at the city clerk's office for tho  construction of Nelson's water system.  Tbe contractors are, W. C McLean, John  Noll, and J. Brtckenridge. The bids  will be opened this evenicg. The city ���������  council has decided not to accept tenders for the sewerage system until the  cost of the waterwoiks is known. Work  on the rtseivoir will commence next  week. --   - ������-0������������MjsHA^������:^r-'-������ii&-^  iE0se!6������������������iiBM������Bfciwav������asiaBsa  <M.^T,*"'-'-'  - nr fi f.-firr.'^yr-r .^���������yi.^^^k? -m-v  THE MINER NELSON, B_ C, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1897.  -" -g.  -.9  ;^;  -V-  f ���������  .   I1..  s-  . in  $i  f?-"  ���������J  &  IE*  ^  i-  iV  1 a  II  fi  P  'Slie  o'  ���������/  E MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  un'il be mailed lo .my address in Canada or  trie Uni'ed States foi one year on receipt' oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at tke rate of $?per column inch, per  month.  IRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS m-  seried'at .'lie uite 0/ IS cents per nonpareil  line firstinsertion, and to cents per linej'oi  each iibsequtii! insertion. Advertisement*  running Ior shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  AU. COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by thi name and address cf the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned 0:1! in firsi-rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDft.SS  Thb Miner Printing, a publishing Co  nelson.  b.c.  J/  *  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  $l       "KOOTENAY,".  ,S        "VANCOUVER"  118)   All of whioh are First Class Foot Wear.  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON* LOUGH, No. 23. A. P. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.  XV. 11. Shaw, Secretary.  T.  O.  O.  P.     Kootenay Lodge,  _ No. 10, meets every Monday rii^ht,  S^ps-   nl  tlicli- Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Follows cordially invited.  W1I. 1IODSON, Secretary.  5. The amendment of the Land Act.  so lhat coal will be reserved along with  other minerals. Timber to bedisposcd  of by open competition and in such  quantities as the trade demands. "Agricultural lands to bo reserved for actual settlers.  0. llopeal of tlie tax commonly  known aw tho Mortgage Tax.  7. Amendment of tbo law in regard  to Free Miners' fjiconsos, so that a  mun Khali not he compelled Lo take out  a Free Minors'.License before hu can  work in a iniiio for wngos.  S. Provincial aid to railway.-! in Llie  past having resulted unsatisfactorily,  both as regards.-economy in construction and moderation in transportation  on charges, any future aid to railways  to be based on Hliuicnt Provincial control both of the raising and expenditure of the capital and of the rates of  transportation.  While the gonllonicn responsible i'or  this platform believe that an administration of Provincial all airs on tho  lines laid down would conduce to thc  general prosperity and assist in thc  rapid developnient of Hritisli Columbia's groat natural resources, they do  not to ignore the fact that the most  sagacious policy may 'fail in its results  by extravagance or incompetency in  carrying it out, and thoy consider that  the present government is open-to the  strongest condemnation in both these  respects.  The manifesto concludes with the  assertion that united and energetic  action on the part of those who are in  sympathy with the views of the Opposition should I olive no doubt that the  result of the next election will cause  the overthrow of thc present Administration.  A ROYALTY.  At a meeting of the Dominion cabinet at Ottawa last Tuesday, thc government decided to impose a royalty  on all placer diggings on thc Yukon,  in addition to the $15 registration fee  and $100 annual assessment. The royalty will lie ten per cent, each on  claims with an,output of $500 or loss  monthly, and 20 per cent, on every  claim producing above; that amount  yearly. llesides this royalty, it has  boon decided in regard to all future  claims .staked ont on othor streams,  that ovory alternate claim should be  the property of the government, and  should be reserved foi- public purposes and sold or worked by the government for the benefit of revenue for  tho Dominion.  The new tariff law of tho Unitod  Status, as regards lead, is a compromise between the two House?.  Lead-bearing ores are to pay H cents  por pound on the lead contained. The  provisions i'or sampling and assaying  and for smelting in' bond are not  changed. On load in pigs, bars and  othor forms and baso bullion tho duty  is fixed at 2������ cents por pound; and the  intention to make base bullion pay on  tho entire weight is apparent, no provision being made for deducting  weight of precious metals and impurities contained. Load0-in shoots, pipes  or otlier manufactured forms will pay  ii cents. Copper remains on tho free  list; except" that on manufactured  forms, such-as shoots, pipo and'wiro,  2.V cents a pound i.s levied, and'2 cents  on sheathing or yellow metal.  SATURDAY, JULY 31,   1897.  MAD    AS    MARCH    HARES.  The newspapers of Vancouver and  Victoria are wildly excited over the  Klondyke discoveries; .but it is very  questionable if they can keep up thoir  present gait for any considerable  length of time, as thoy are so unaccustomed to this sort of thing. The  arrival of a sealing schooner, or the  departure of a steamer for the north-  cm salmon canneries, events ��������� considered worthy of double flash heads  until the last few days, now receive  only bare mention. Tho clam industry,  that used to bo considered good for  "half a column at any time, is shamefully neglected, Red-hot 'stories  about cricket matches have given way  to graphic descriptions of gold-pans.  It's good.1 betting that tho Chappie  Eleven vs. tho Knickerbocker Brigade,  the event of the season, would now be  run under a single headline.  Tho dignified News-Advertiser has  ceased to discuss the situation in the  Balkan states, tho famine in India, and'  has double-loaded "editorials several  columns long to prove that gold is a  precious metal.   The AVorld toinpor-  ���������arily��������� gives���������Prof-.���������Odium - the���������niarblo-  hoart and uses the space formerly devoted to the, peregrinations of that  gentloman to proclaim with poster  type that Klondyke is not more than  10,000 ' miles from Vancouver." Tlio  Times acts as if it is uproariously.drunk  on a bi-ehloride of Yukon gold." Tho  editorial writer of thc Colonist has  quit discussing tho mistakes of Moses  and tho Turner government, and now  sits on a block .of ico and signs his  inline to poems in prose" about "tho  Chilcoot J'uss. For the time being,  .the, hackstand on Government street  ��������� is safo from the "deadly tlirusts of tho  Province in order that the readers of  that great-family periodical may know-  how many sacks of onions arc going  northward.  : ft is to bo hoped that our Coast contemporaries will sober up bofore next  Christmas so as to fully appreciate tho  announcement thon to bo mado, that  about $10,000,000 worth of gold, silver  and. copper has boon mined in Kootenav during tho vear 1807.  THE0 ' SPEAKERSHIP.  Recent declarations of Hon. Mr.  Higgins indicate that ho will resign  tho speakership of the legislative assembly whon that body convenes next  winter. Thero is, consequently, much  speculation as to who will bo his successor.   :  Tho government was particularly  indiscreet in clamoring for Mr. Higgins' retirement. His ability as a presiding- officer was conceded without a  single exception. - Thero is no membei  of the Turner party who can begin to  equal hiin in this respect. Besides,  thoso who sit to the right of tho  speaker's chair can ill be spared. What  would thc government do if Huff, thc  granito-tonguod orator from Alberni,  left thc floor of the house?. Who is  thoro capable of tho fiory eloquence  such as Stoddart of Lillooet hurls at the  whiskers of the Opposition? Who  would bo loft to applaud tho speeches  of tho member for Cassiar if Major  Mutter was not in the body of the hall  to quietly say "hear, hoar?" Is tho  country to bo deprived of thc matchless language of Captain John Irving?,  What would become of Mr. Frank  Barnard's legislation if Mr. Adams, of  Cariboo, acted as speaker? Of course  there aro others who might be selected,  but thc only trouble is that any one of  thoir number, if chosen, would be*  liable to follow tho load of hispredeccs-  sor as soon as ho experienced freedom  from party shackles.   -  Verily, Premier Turner has  a hard  row to hoe.       "'    ������������������    ���������-      ���������   , ������������������  The Trail Crock News says: "Wheu  thc. Rossland Minor is worsted in an  argument, it gracefully retires from  its position by accusing its victorious  contemporary of gross ignorance. A  fow days since the Miner contained a  an editorial that closed with a sentence to the ell'eet that it would leave  tho education of tho editor of the Nelson Miner on the smelter question to  somo ono who had moro time than has  tho I.ossland Miner. It might have  well added that it would have left the  job to one of more ability; for the  smelter article in tho Nelson Miner,  herewith produced, is declared by  smelter men to be the best article on  tho subject over printed in any paper  in tho Province."  The Honeyman Foundry.  Honeyman's foundry at Bogustown,  just beyond the N. & F. S. Rnilway depot,  is kept busy aud is turning out first class  work. So far ouly jobbing orders have  been received from all parts of the Kootenay country, but this is sufficient to keep  the bunds busy. The furnace now being  used is only one aud one-half tons capacity, but another ot six tons capacity  is to be put in at once. The fouudry is  au extensive nlfair aud capable of eu>  ployiug Qfty or moro hands.  ���������'K01K*HIO.VtL   <; A KIM.  L.  R.   HARRISON",   BARRI8TKR,  tury Public, Slocnn Cily."  NO-  7-X L. Gl-IMMICTT, LL. B.. BARRlSTKIt,  lrJL. Solicitor, Notary Public, ride, Sandon  H. 0. UM)  DR. II. ]���������:. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST.  Nelson, B.C. Gold and Porcelain Crowns  inserted, okl teeth treated by the latest  methods.    Terms strictly cash. (091)  C--I KO. A. 11. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  X soon.   OlHce, linker street, 3 doors west  of pos-lolllcc, up stairs. (571)  ASSAYING.      ROBBINS&  LANG.     AS-  sayers  to   "War Kagle  and  Associated  Companies, Kossland ..  (.lol)  "17 JI. SANDILANDS, GENKRAL AGKNT  _ljj������ Fire Insurance and Mining Broker,  Sandon, B. C. 5G0  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS. BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Sole Agent for the Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co. Ileal Estate, and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C  mi)  G.OIIE.. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  f and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson,- B. C. Room No. 4, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. tilt  WANTED.  I EACIIKR FOR QUART.- CREEK. B. C.  I A Lady nnd one holding a second-class  certilicate preferred. Salary fifty dollars per  month.   Apply with qua'iflcations to  A. Bi: us a 1 ui Hl-ckwoktii. J. P.  711 .,  Secretary.  KLON  FOR  GOLD  BUT FOR GOOD VALUES GOTO  FARLEY & SIMPSON  Who on August 1 will inaugurate a      ;  STRICTLY CASH  BUSINESS  SEE  OTJE  PEICES  50 lb. sack Hungarian Flour $1.40  50 Ib. sack Spokane Flour .  No. 1 Creamer)* Butter, 5 lb.  Cooking Butter,   10 lb.    .    .  Canadian Cheese, 8 lb.  Granulated Sugar,   17 lb.  No. 1 Sugar, 20 lb.  1.20  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  Rice, 20 lbi 1.00  Salt, Liverpool, fine, 50 Ib.  .     1.00  Ranch Eggs, 6 doz 1.00  Evaporated Apples, 12 lb.  "   ������      Peaches, S lb.  " Prunes,   12 lb.  Currants, 12 lb.  Raisins, 12 lb.        ...  Costa Rica Coffee, 5 lb.  Lion Coffee, 5 pkgs.  Arbucklcs' Cofl'ee, 5 pkgs.  Beans, 2^ lb   Split F  eas,  :o lb.  $1.00  1.00  1.00  I. CO  ) .CO  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  ALL OTHER GROCERIES & PROVISIONS  AT BED ROCK PRICES  Nelson Shoe Store  "POSITION���������By a young man with both mer-  co-ntile and banking experience. Is a good correspondent, typewriter and accountant, and  can iill almost any position where above re-  (luiremcnts aro needed and hard work is appreciated.. Best of references or bonds can be furnished.   Address, C. S. R. care of Box 80.1.  700 Spokane, Wash., U. S.  FOR RENT.  . PROVINCIAL POLITICS.    -  The Opposition members of the legislative assembly havo issued a platr  form which is composed of tho following planks:  1. Tho adjustment of the representation of the Provincs on a genoral  principle, by which an equitable system will bo established.- Districts,  thinly settled]}and remote from the  populous centres receiving .a larger  proportionate ' representation than  those districts with a greater population and nearer tho large cities, .while  in turn those districts will have ;i proportionately larger - representation  than the cities of the Province.  2., Reorganization of tho civil service with :i view to greater ellicicnoy  and economy in administration.  ?>.    Liberal expenditure 0:1 necessary  public works under such rigid supervision  as  will   secure   commensurate j  results.  4. Discouragement of Oriental im  migration.  MR.  MARTIN'S DIPLOMACY.  .Tho Victoria Times hints that Col.  Baker 'and Mr. G. 13. Martin will  shortly bo asked Lo resign from, the  Provincial Cabinet. "Lt i.s said that  Premier Turner has .decided-to "lire"  these two gentlemen because of urgent  representations - of his supporters.  Tho crisis is not so  much-a quarrel  u ��������� - ^ -  over thc division of spoils as the glaring incompetency*of tho minister of  mines "and tho chief commissioner of  lands and works:-    - -  Tho Turiier-T-tilliet-Duusinuir clique  evidently; decided to tako this stop beforo they read Mr. Martin's declaration in tho last issue of The Minidr  that ho was prepared to spend $10,000  in order to hold his job. This masterly stroke of diplomacy on the part of  the chief commissioner will undoubtedly, put his erstwhile political  friends in a vory awkward position.  Even tho Duiisiniiirs are liable to bo  staggered by Mr. .Martin's oiler,".the  Vancouver Island coal" barons are  worth millions, but have a keen-eye  for the nimble ninepenco. As for. thc  rank'and file, they undoubtedly-would  prefer cash to land grants in remote  districts. Tho leaders "of the Turnor-  itcs aro between the devil and the deep  sea. If they back down from thoir  recently assumed position ' thoy lose  ��������� Tho 'Lvamloops ' Standard is a- new  weekly paper published- in the cause  of Tupperism and Turnerism. fn  future political campaigns it will fire  bomb shells for Mara and Martin.  The Standard is bright and newsy. ,  FOR RUNT���������A Desirable House for rent  and Furniture for sale, a bargain for cash, for  full particulars goto  m������ C A. WATERMAN & CO.  FOR SALE.  -HOTKL "WANETA���������Waneta, B.C., with  immediate possession, owner disposing on  account of ill hca'th.   '    Apply  (683) XV. IC. BROWNE,  Waneta, B.C.  * Notice of AppIicatioD for Liquor License.  I"*AKE notico that I, E. F.-Cobb, will-apply  l_    to thc  Stipendiary Jlagistrate  of West  Kootenay. thirty days atter date, for a license  to sell liquor bv retail, at Ymir, in said district.  - F   F  COBB  Dated at Ymir, B. C, this 21th'day of July,  1SD7. 713     ���������  NOTICE.  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line of  Spring Goods just received  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand  at .nil   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) ,. NELSON, B. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  n jL _r d "W :a. zr_ei  A. 0. .U. W. ORGANIZE-  Take nolice that, sixty days after date' I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for permission to purchase  .1 Sew' I.ocIkc "I' (lie  Soel^l.y Established  on ii Successful Basis.  Nelson Lodge, A. O. U. W: wns organized on Friday; July 23 with 23 new  members by .William Rajjlass, grand  organizer for thc province of B. C. Six  others have passed the medical examination. - The officers elected in the new  lodge are: William Hudson, P.M.W.:  Fred J. Squire, M.W.; James McDonald,  foreman; Robert A. Kerr, overseer; P. E-  Wilson, recordei; E. T. II. Simpkins,  financier; Richard Stuckey, receiver; J.  L. Barrett, guide; Andrew Nelson. I. AV.;  Charles E. Peterson; O.W.; Swau Nelson  three year trustee; W. A. Turner, two  year trustee. 'B. Qiiaas, year trustee."  The old members who were present  and who assisted . were: S. F. Mcintosh,  Bro... McDonald, I'. W. Swannell, G.La-  poiute, Bro. Burns, Robert Fowlie, H-  ZerheiJ, E. A.. Chisholm, G. Flemminff  and several others. ��������� "���������  1110 acres of unreserved Crown lands,- situate on  Crawford Bay, West ;Kootcnay District, and  commencing ar a post marked li. 8. Oddy, S.K.  corner: thence west 40 chains; thence nortli 40  tchains: thence cast 40 chains; thence south 40  chains. B. S. ODDY.  July 27,1897 [711] Per J. IIkkmck McGkegok.  REDUCED RATES  $10,000 cash; if they take the ������10,000.  tliey must submit to the accusation of  being bought. Tiuc Minek will be  very much surprised if thoy don't back  down.  160 acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Bay. West Kootenny District, and  commencing at a post marked K. C. Howell.  N. XV. corner; thence cast,40 chains; thence  south 40 chains; thence west 40 chains to the  shore, and thence along the shore to the point  of commencement. E. C. HOWKLL,  July 27. 1807 [710] Per J. Hekrick McGregok.  NOTICE,  Take notice that.  intend to "apply to the '  sixty  apply lo the Chi  Lands and AYorks for permission to purchase  days after date  1  diet Commissioner of  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen'Utensils.   PricesrJ  Furnished on Application. * H02)  GIVE US A CALL. PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.   21. -B^.*I__:_E__R   STHEET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  - Ever brought into Kootenay.  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  It is rumored that "Jim" McGregor  is tho choice of.lho local ijovornment  as the now inspector of precious metal  mines. Tho trouble" is, however, that  Mr. McGregor represents Nanaimo iu  the legislative, assembly as a Turner-  ito. and tin* 'government is afraid to  risk an election in tho Black Diamond  city, sts.-in Oppositionist Svould surely  he successful in that event.    Of course,  as usual, this district is ignored in'the  selection oi" public ofiievrs.  Tho word Klondyke has its origin in  the Indian phrase Thron-duich. whicli  means "plenty of fish."  Tlie Itesiill or Trallic Manager Kcrr'a Visit  lo This Uiftlrlvt.  Mr. Robert Kerr, -tniJ.ij manager of  the C. P. K. liues west of Fort Williams,  was iu Nelson during the week looking  after the commercial iuterests of the  company. He was not inclined to discuss the affairs of the company, but.  stated that tho interest pf the "people  seemed to be almost wholly absorbed in  the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass  road, which is being built a3 fast "as men  and money can do it." lie hoped to see  the.road completed between this lime  and next year. -���������-.--.'  His visit here has -resulted in a material reduction ia freight rates from the  coast to Kootenay points, nnd putting  Kaslo, Sandon and intermediate points  on the same footing as Nelson and Trail..  The classes aud rates per hundred pounds  as they now stand are as follows: Class  1, S1.89; 2, $i.5S; 3^$1.2G; 4, .94; 5,-85;  6, .73><; 7, .51; 8, .48; 9, -; 10, .43. The  reduction will range from 20 to 30 cen's  per hundred.  .4(I:i!ires Oiir Parliament.  Mr. 'Carlos "Warfield, who is associated with F. Aug. Heinze in his many  enterprises, arrived here during the  week. He has just returned from Ottawa, whore he spent considerable time  during the recent session of parliament.  Mr. Warfield was very favorably, impressed with those gentlemen who at  present control the affairs of the Dominion, lie refers to them as men oil great  ability and capacity in legislative matter?.  He unhesitatingly declares that the members of the Cabinet would be easily considered as distinguished in any aggregation of the. world's leading statesmen.  He admires onr parliamentary system.  Situate in- tub Nelson Minjno. Division of  West ' Kootknaay-   Distkict.    Where  "Located���������On* the North Slope of Toad  Mountain,, adjoining the Exchequer  .' Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE thatl, J. M.McGrcgor, acting  as agent for V. Cherbo, Free Miners Certificate No. 78130, intend, sixty days'from the  day hereof, to apply to the Mining Itecordcr  for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  Aid further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before thc issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. M. McGItEGOR.  Dated this 2tS.li day of July, 1897 ;    709'  KII.VIKG. AGENTS.  F. Ll. 0SLER nnd J, W. CARWIN  Mining and.  o y Real Estate Agents:  ���������EsTELSOTST - -       "*B.C.  ~ ERNEST fr LOCKE,  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Goods.  Fancy  A. C. Buchanan & Go.  P. O. Box 47  Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  182  ming  Engineer  Mines examined and reported- on with maps  and sketches  CC93) .   ��������� -. .    . --     NELSON. B. C.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  asrEiXiSoisr, _b. c    [335],  READ     MARK, " LEARN:  AN&^^PJDJGEST, v  HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NOVELTIES IN  OPALS,   DIAMONDS   and   PEARL  JEWELRY OF ALL KINDS.';,'  - They have been  well selected andean be sold as low as inany . -  other   City   and  you   save " the  entire  duty  by, buying- ,L from -  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B.C.������  W. A. JOWETT  MINING &. REAL ESTATE BROKER  KSCBAXCE and - --  COMMISSION AGENT.  ?HAVE A  But  Our  n/i 1...  FOR EVERY KIND OF "HEAD  VICTORIA ST.,  214  NELSON, B. C.  VV. P. SLOAN,  _M:iisri__srG-   ^.cs-Eisra?  Goat River, Duck Creek, Sutter District and  Summit Creek properties a specialty. Property on line of Crop's Nest Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  " Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAY..  RIVER, B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS    PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  473-5-12-6  :evo.  Are Specially Reduced to Clear  Don't Miss Them" -    -"  STORE J. A. GILKER  mm REFRESHING lJM.sj  V> \-J *w J���������/ -VNELSON  SODA WATER   FAOTORY-*-  AII kinds of Carbonated Waters.  (S3  :e������. o. BO-SSS  Orders delivered promptly. THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 31. 1897  .'*>������������������-  BY JENNIE COI/JL'ON.  Tho Juno sunshine poured .gDnerously  In at tho wide doors of tlio Morrit. "groat  narn" and tho largo, cleanly room partitioned off lor a oarriugo-houso.wus full of  tho broi.ith of aiiiiimor.  , Opposito tho door stood thc family "surrey," wearing tho drapery provided for  Its hours of rotlroiiiont, and in ono oornor  was a lofty pile of sleighs, of various put-  terns and sizes. On the sanio sido ns tho  door stood the gmiiit friwunof un old-f.ish-  ionod hand-loom, and high in state beforo  lt was soutod tlio mistress of tho farmhouse. Many happy solitary hours Mrs.  Morritt spent thero.  Sho "loved to wonvo," sho said, in hor  gontlo, meditative voice.  But this love was not merely for tlio  weaving. It was moro for tho pleasant  sights and sounds of thosummor weather,  and for tho kindly loisur.) of life's afternoon. Tho poaeeful task bolonged to sum-  mor as much as did the swaying of the  daislos and tho hum of tho bees. In winter  tho loom stood nogloctod and forgotten,  but in the Into days of Mar, when the  grass was already deep and groen by tho  footpath, and the apple-troos had shod  thoir last lingering blossoms, the longing  for the dreamy, delightful task would  awaken, and Mrs. Merritt would bestir  horsclf to set up a "woh."  The old loom hud come to lior by inheritance, and slie valued it ns sho treasured  tho ancestral homespun linen, and tho  family, traditions which extondod back '  oven to the inovitablo" threo brothers that  camo ovor from England."  She had ofton told hor daughters of tho  romoto grandmothor who, whon tho men '  of the family had inadvertently carried off  tho pick of tho household arniumont on an  excursion to Ticonderoga and Crown  Point, dofonded her homo and babies with  an am To such dcoils tho Merritt Bisters  folt thomsolvcs quito adequato, had noed  arison, but thoy could see no reason why  their mother should sit in tho barn and  weavo rag-carpotiiig in tho fact that the  loom had beon framed of oak timbor cut  whon all tho liillsido beyond Roaring  Brook was a wilderness. But if "mother''  ploased, it was all right.  And Miss Sarepta Toker oven was welcome to bring her knitting-work and sit in  tho doorway, and toll who was dead, and  who was murriod, from Koaring Brook to  tho INopash. Ifor Sarepta possessed mar-,,  ried sisters and cousins in half tho towns'  of tho county, which gave hor an immense  advantage as a purveyor of news.  She was a meager little woman, who  had nover been croditod with much alertness of mind or body. - It added a littlo  brightness to her existenco even, io look  on from tho outsido at tho lifo and stir,  the coming and going, at "the Morritt  placo."  And in tho intervals when "S'repty"  sat and knittod, with her eyos shut to visible things, sho was no moro hindrance to  the placid musing of Mis. Merritt than  would havo been a cat, dozing in lho sun-  Bhino.  Back an d fort h m ovod the sh ufctle, then  followed the dull stroke of tho batten.  Occasionally tho weaver would descend  from her scat ro turn the racket of the  beam upon which thc fabric was wound.  "How nico you do beat up your weav-  in'!" oxclalmd S'rvpby, rousing herself  to admiration. "Mis' Minks don't half do  . hcr'n, and Kosalla hns said, time aud  ' ag'in, she wouldn't send any more rags to  hor; but then sho's klnd'er sorry for  her."  "Its hard for her to struggle'along,"  said Mrs. Merritt. "If her children had  liveil, it would havo been dilloront."  " Your loom got kind o' crowded out of  tho houso, didn't it?" said S'ropty. "Tho  old furnitoor has gob to go. llominds mo  cf what cousin Spencor Doolittle said  whon Square Lano fugled round an' got  him turned out of tho gallery to the Bap-  tis' mectln'-houso. Ilo'd played the bas3  viol to lead thc singin' for forty yoar.  -'Thero ain't no room lo It for tho stablu  foundations of order,' sez ho. 'Folks mils'  ���������keep-underminm-Van-' countorminiri,--.un���������  improyin',' sez ho."  "It was my notion'having tho loom set  up out hero,"  said "Mrs.   Merritt.,   "Ho  says it:s, my   amusement   for . summer  - weather, that I have''to have,  just as tho  girls play.croquot and tennis."  Another long,  dreamy silence,  except  for tho shuttle that went on and on.  Thero    was    a  ' sound     of     wheels,  '' and   all   semblance   of     slumber    Hod  from -   Sarepta's    eyes    as    there    appeared at tho front cute a vory   shiny  top-buggy.    And   when   in   a few, momenta a slender shadow fell across   the  doorway, and Lois Merritt entered, no dc-  ; tail of   her appoarancc was  unobserved.  Tho.girl was tall,  liko her mothor, with.  tl 0 sumo large, serious cast of countenance  -.'.' What awful   littlo bunnits they bo a-'  wearln'!" said Saropta, as If obeying an  -irrosistiblo inner prompting. Lois recolvod  placidly this implied criticism, of hur new  summer   millinery,    and    her , mother  thought complacently: "Lois don't mind  S'rcpty.    Emma iind Lucia ain't so oven-  tompcred. ' They'd have flared up."  It required but littlo urging to induce  tho visitor to stay until after-tea.    It had  boon ono of the groat treats of  Saropta's  childhood to go  homo from school  with i  Lucinda. - _���������|  "I dou't see, mother," said Emma Mer- I  rtt, as with a sigh of roliof she watched |  Sarepta's departing footsteps, "how you :  can liko to havo horcomo hero so much. I  It's just; to see'and hear, antl then go and I  tell. And sho doesn't miss[anythins that's .j  going on, for all that sho keeps her eyes |  ���������shut." " ;  "Thero isn't any harm.in S'ropty," said i  Mrs. Merritt. "I've always known her, I  and it kind o' interests her to come horu."  "She takes too much interest in niy  affairs," persisted Emma.. "And everywhere she goes sho tolls about 'Si,' and  Em,' and 'Lucindy.'aiidso on,as if we belonged to her."  scale, after all, for she rosorvod her curios-  IV f������r tho human specias.  Within a fortnlghtshe was again spending hor afternoon at Mrs. Merritt's, but  she did not occupy her usual seat, commanding a view of the houso.  She had crowded her chair into a narrow  space bosido tho loom. Tho window was  abovo hor head as she sat unobtrusively  busy in darning; a desperate rent in hor  brown alpaca dross. Sho had caught it  upon a stake which was driven bosido tho  path; one of sovoral stakes wlhch wero  visible from- tho doorway. Though hor  plneo was humble and retired,S'ropty was  full of lofty indignation, lier own special  griovanco of tho torn crown only added to  lior'wrath at, what 6ho deemed a great  public wrong.  For months thero had heen talk of a  proposed now railroad. At last tho lino  had beon surveyed, and it crossod the  Morritt farm, running between tho house  and tho "groat barn."  S'rcpty had lost no timo in going to  condole with her friend.  "Hero I bea-'sofclin', mendin' a dress on  mc," sfto'rcinarkcd. "It's a sign somebody's goin' to tell a lio about mo, bub I  guess I can resk it if thuy can, 's long's  '".ain't ihe truth. Wish I could make  thom railroad folks buy me a new dress!  But you oughtor gib big damages," slie  went on. "It jist spiles your posy garden. It's lucky the girls is growed up big  enough to keep plt'n the track.'  Mrs. Merritt assented.  "An' to have 'om comin' along scrocch-  in' in the middle of the night, shakin' the  vory pillors undeT your head! I know  how 'tis to Sister Church's. Bub tho wust  was when they was-digaln' an' blastin';  an' groat stones a-llying.' an' Ketury's  folks had to lio all cluttered up in tho ollr  part, an' all nerved up when a blast went  off. An' when thoy went to nicotin', the  road was all blocked up in front of Eben  Clay's house.an' they had to drive up ovor  tho bank, expoctyi' tlio kerridgc would  slip off'h the aige. An' her a-lookin' out  b' the front winder, crossor 'n time, bo-  cause thero was wheolniarks on the lerriss,  as sho called it.  "The road will beeasior to build here,"  said Mrs. Merritt: "'And now choy'vo begun, they say they're going to rush it  through."'  "But the omigrants will have to como,  thom Eyotalians," said S'rcpty. "An"  the shanties will be right under your nose,  an' tltere they'll be cookiiv' themselves,  an' livin' on black bread."  Even this mixed statement, hinting at  cannibalisitc tendencies on the part of the  workmen, did not seem to shako tho  placid nerves of Mrs. Merritt.  "You're making a good, workmanlike  job of that tear," sho said kindly.  "There's vory lew can beat you at mond-  ing S'rnpty."  S'rcpty drew hor thread with a steadier  -hand. She was used to less disinterested  compliments than ' this; hints pointing  diroctly to great baskets full of tattered  garments which had accumulated ready  for lior needle.  "Mother," said Lois Merritt onemorm  ing Fome days later, "here is Bradford  Toker. lie says S'repty is very sick and  wants to see you."  "Yessuin," put in a small boy at the  door, "S'ropty says, if you wanter see her  alive again, to come  soon's you can.  "How long has S'ropty been complaining?"  inquired Mrs. Morritt.  "Oh, most a week���������an' last night we was  kop' up with.her'bout all tho forepart of  tho night," said the small boy, with a  careworn air. "She was out of'er head,  an' took on pretty bud."  "I'llgo ovor to your houso as soon as I  can," said Mrs. Morritl.  "She's been drctful flighty," suicl  Azarinh's wifo, beforo sho led the way to  tho sick room. "She's been goin' on about  bein' took ui), an' about your boin' run  over by the engine, an* such liko. Sho begun with a sort of influential cold a day or  two aftor sho was ovor to your house.-  Monday she couldn't gib up. I had my  hands Cull, so I kep' Bradford homo from  t school, an' that most killed him. But  lie's a great hand to read Bradford is, an*  he took tho Inst Roaring Brook Argus upstairs an' road it through to S'ropty, advertisements and all. Somethin' in it seemed to excito her, and she begun to act  kind'er wild then, ho. thought. But ��������� of  courso wo all know that tho intellex of  _SIioptyis_mind_ainit_pxo.-_Jkoen_at_the_best_|  of times, an' havin' so much*' read to hor  right out kind'er dazed hor."  It was a very pale, drawn faco which  Mrs. Merritt encountered a moment later,  ���������that of tho supposed, victim of too much  learning, but thoro was in tho oyos a fev-  orish brightness which gavo them more  expression than usual. S'repty said' but  .little, and that in vory feeble tones, until  thore camea call from' below which her  sister-in-law was obligod to heed.  Then tho Invalid started promptly into  a sitting.posture and drew from her pillow  a newspaper, . which sho handed to Mrs.  Merritt.  "I got- Bradford to bring It up here, an'  say nothin'," sho said. ".Now read that  itum."  Mrs. Merritt read a3 follows:  "A considerable number of the stakes  . which "wero driven by tho officials engaged  in surveying tho proposed routo of tho"  K'B.and S.V.lt. K. woro surreptitiously removed during the night of Juno IG. "Wo  understand thero aro strong suspicions as  to tho identity of tho perpotrator. of this  outrage."  ��������� "Now, how dew yew 'spose they found  it out," said S'ropty. "These newspaper  folks is great hands to mako up new  words, but when I hcord my own namo  read right out so, it did givo me an awful  start. Who could 'a' told 'em?" -  - "Oh, tho correspondents mako it their  business to find out about all these littlo  happenings." .- c>,  "But what" made'om think I did it?"  persisted S'repty, in a tremulous whisper.  "You?" said her ftiend. "Whatdidyou  have to do about it? Wo'surmiscd it was  thoso Clancy boys did it for fun."  "lt was mo that pulled up them stakes.  An' I dunno but I'd dew it agin'. P'rapa  it's just as well I sha'n'b git up ag'in.  But that sca't me so when Bradford read  it out so loud,  'Sreply-shusly,'  just tho  "Nevermind,  Emma Jane," replied , .  her mother, "Iguess there's room enough j- sa��������� w^-fZ"^'* ������������������  in this \yorld for you and S'repty, too."  "Oh, 'mother, mothor! you'-ro too good.  You mako excuses for everybody, and  there's nobody you'd refuse to speak to. I  do believe you would visit ���������with'a caterpillar, if you thought it would ba pleased."  This seemingly absurd conjecture was  verified. Tho next day, as Mrs. Merritt  sat in solitary stato at hor loom, there  camo upon tho window-sill a groat  fluted green caterpillar, moving with  dignity, as became a crcaturo whom splendid destiny was to transform into a still  more magniflcont green moth.  The shuttle lay idle as for somo minutes  Mrs. Merritt watched, and admired, and :  even talked softly to her guest. All this '  would have -seomed but foolishness to j  Sarepfcy, had she been present. Her mind !  must have been   constructed on a larger]  Don't worry a mite about it," said  hor friend soothingly. .'That's a real dictionary word, and ilidn't'moan anything  about you. And I won't say a worcl about  it, gven to Silas."  S'repty's eyes lost somehlng of tlieir  distracted look.  "That's just liko you, Lucindy," she  said feebly. "I should hate to havo it in  everybody's mouth, arter I was gone, how  I jus' missed bein' took up, by dyin'."  "But, S'repty, what in the world did  possess you, a woman. of your years, to  cut up such a crazy caper?"  'Twas all on your account, Lucindy.  Comin' homo from your house, I got  thinkin'. about the railroad track runnin'  between the house an' the barn, an' it I  uiun't run ag'inst anothor stake an' tear  my dress wuss'n 'twas before. An' that  night I dremp how yea was goin' acroat  to iho barn to do some weavin,'  an'  the  cars come along an' fun over you."  "There, thore, don't think any more  about it," said her friendi But S'ropty  must luake.hor confession.  "So nex' night," whon Azariah an'his  wife was gono to tho strawb'ry festival,  1 cut over acrost 10 your home-lot. I  knew your folks was gono to tho Confer  too, but I was afeard somebody'd be round  an' see me. Still, I hod to resk it. I'd  no idee how hnrd it would be gittin' thom  sticks up, but I remembered how good  you'd alius ben to mo. I triod to come  homo a shorter way, thinkin' I hcord  somebody follerln', an' I got Into that  springy placo in the Lloyd lot, an' got my  dress wot an' my shoos."  "Vou poor thing, you I" said tho object  of all this ill-starrod loyalty. "To think  that you should have so much trouble on  my account. Tho railroad folks have acted  real fair by us. And I wouldn't say anything about it yet, for you know how  everything goes, but wc expect'to move in  tho fall." ���������<  "You don't say!" exclaimed S'ropty  with considerable animation.  "Yes, ho's beon thinking for a long  time tho placo is too largo for him to carry  on,seein' tho boys ain't over going to take  to farinin'. And the creamery folks want  it. and he had a good ohanco to buy the  Ford placo at the Center."  "What! the houso with the pillars in  front?" inquired S'ropty,   much rovived.  "Yes, and so I gave ray consent. It's  home to me whoro my- folks are. Tho  girls urged me real hard. ' I suppose, if  nothing happens, Emma will livo right  noxt door to us "  "What, has Emma Jiiri'e an* John Kil-  boru mado up?" queried S'repty, forgetting her feebleness and sitting up.  "Yes, and I supposo there will have to  bo a double wedding," said Mrs. Merritt.  "Well, I nover!" said S'ropty. "Lois  ain't goin' to bo married, too?"  "Tho girls wouldn't thank mc for telling, but you won't montion "it. That's  tho plan now."  "When you move, I can't go an' sot  witli yon an' soo you weave, oven if I  should ever git up ag'in," sighed S'repty,  droo; ing on hor pillow.  , "Oh, ho saya there's room enough in  thc houso for my loom, and when wo get  moved, I want you to como and mako me  a good visit."  Tho invalid brightened again.  "Hain't you told anybody you was goin'  to move? Not Mis' Poters. nor Viny  Smithi"  "Not yet," said Mrs. Merritt.  Sarepta broathed a sigh of content.  "An' I know Rosalia an't heord of it,"  sho said.  Electric Transatlantic Ships,   .  Ton years ago a woll-known professor  of oleccrical engineering in a leading  American colloge, who had tested almost  ovory form of tho storago battery then  mado was asked whether he saw any future for tho accumulator. His reply was:  ' 'The moro I soo of storage batterios the  more I am convinced that they , are impracticable, and that they can never bo  made commercially valuable." To-day  the storage battery is working its way into  almost every branch of electrical work,  and if certain promises which recent improvement in construction seem to givo  aro fulfilled, it is on the eve of its crowning triumph���������recognition as a practicable  motive power for tho commercial propulsion of stroot cars. Many, electrical engineers have just as little faith in tho possibility of driving ships across the Atlantic by oloctricity as tho colloge profossor  had as to tho future of tlio storago battery;  but, on tho othor hand, invontions aro  - now being pcrfoctou which will olfcct an  extraordinary and almost incredible revolution in ship propulsion, and thoso who  know what is being done in this field,  -which isrnot yot mado public, realize that  , to namo ten years as the period within  which eloectrlc shins will cross tho Atlantic is to allow a very liberal margin. This  will probably bo effected by machines  giving an enormous economy of powor,  but there is already, talk of carrying out,  tho idea with oxisting appliances. A. S.  Hicklcy, a pioneer in American oloctric  launch construction, holds that tho reason  vessels crossing the Atlantic inako such  ooniDtivativoly slow, time is that they can  not drivo their propellers fast enough with  "tlie-amountof-power-behlnd-them���������without shaking the ship. to pieces. Ho proposes to put .in an ocean ship a powerful  onglne, say a compound condensing on-  gino of low speed typo connected directly  to a multipolar gonerntor, giving, say, 500  ,.volts potential.- Directly on the shafts of  the propellors he "would put the armatures  of the motors which aro to drivo tho propeller?. Theso can easily bo mado to run"  from (300 to 900 revolutions per minute,,  whereas the engine is probably- making  only sixty to eighty. In this way not only  would thero bo aconsidorablo acceleration  of spood, bub tho vibration of tho ship  would bo almost entirely" provonted,- iind  tho dipping in and out of the wator of ihe  propollors in rough weather would not  affect tho main ongino and jar tho vossol  from stem to stern as it docs now.���������'S. Y.  Herald.  " Experiment Ity Novelists.  Two or three writors of fiction are making an experiment this year which is certain to prove interesting, and is likely to  havo an important bearing on the profession of lettcrsr Tlic?e.writers aro publishing their novels in the old-fashioned-way;  that is to say, they aro bringing thom out  in book form without selling the serial  rights to any-.magazine. The cxperimont  is important, 'because authors, usually  mako nearly all thoir profits from, theii'  serial rights, and uro satisfied witli a  salo of 2,000 copies for tho matter in book  form. Under such circunistancos, therefore, they havo aimccl, their work directly  at tho editor who was to buy it,-and havo  been careful to tono it down so that it  might Euit the requirements of tho vehicle  in which it was published. It is this ton-  ihg-down process that 'makes a serial as  distinguished from .a novel, "and ib i.i a  well-known fact that the books which are  enjoying a.large salo in this country just  now arc for tho most part written by  foreign authors, who have been in the habit  of writing for the public rather than for  editors. Tlio'men who are bringing their  stories out in book form this year havo, of  course, deliberately sacrificed the proiit3  that might havo boon derived .from tho  serialright.f. ^But at tho satne'time they  havo known while writing that no editor  stood between them and the public, and  they havo let themselves go to the vory  top of their bent accordingly.���������X. .Y.  Sun.  A patent for tho manufacture of wood  paper, or paper mado from-pulp of wood,  was issued in England in 1S33, and in  America* a year later.  Too large a percentage of clay used in  tho manufacture of paper not only increases the weight but renders the papei-  woak and liable to bo easily torn.  CilURCH   NOTICES.  ' Suxdav Aug.' 1, 1SU7.  ClICRCH OF EnGIjAM). - Matin* 11 a.in.  Even ,iSong. 7.30 p. ni. evc-iy Snuii--!.1.  Holy Communion un I-t ulul H, ,i mih-  days in,tbe month', aft r Mutins; mi'iiiO  ���������ind-4th SSnudav*. a' IS 11. m.. Sunila>  3chool at 2.30 p. m.  PlSESBVTUKIAN ..'HDliOH. Services at  11 a..m. and 7.30 i>- m. Siuidiiy School  at 230. Piavor meelincr Thursday evpu-  ing at 8 p.m. Clnistian Endeavor Society  meets every Mondny evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Cicui.cii. Comer Silica  and Josephine titre,et& Servinos ut 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8o'ulock. 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(G27)      _  IN    THE   SUPREME   COURT  BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  OF  NOTICK is hereby given that on the 12lh  day of July, 1S!)7, it was ordered, that .lames  Kerguson Armstrong. Ofllcial Administrator uf  tlicConntrof-Kootciiay,���������bo-nclniinistratoi-of  all and singular the goods, chattels and credits  of William llibbits, of Stevens County, in the  State of Washington, U. S. A., deceased, intestate. Every person indebted to the said deceased isiequiral to itinkc payment forthwith  to the undersigned. " ~  I'lvorj- person having in possession eireats he-  longing to the said deceased is required forthwith to notify the undersigned.  Kvcry creditor or other person having any  claim or interest in the distribution of the personal estate of the said deceased, is required  within thirty days from this date, to send by reg-  islered letter addressed to thc undersigned, his  name and address, and the full particulars of  liis claim or interest, or a statement of his account, and tho nature'of the security (if any)  held by him.. After the expiration of the" said  thirty days the administrator will proceed with  the distribution of the estate, having regard lo  thoso claims only of which he shall have had  not ice.    - '  Dated at Donald, IJ. C, this 17lh day of Julv,  A. 11. 1SI17.  ,.T.- K.   ARMSTRONG, ,.  Ollicial Administrator.  (198 Donald. ������. C.  THE CLUB HOTEL  "'   ( ������  {Formerly Stanley Home)  TJnder.New Management  EVERYTHING  FIRST-CLASS  Refurnished.and remodeled throughout. Electric -Lights arid Modern Improvements. Best of Liquors," courteous treatment. '"  NOTICE.  Vy OTini'. is hereby given that two months  -��������� after date we intend to apply to thc Chief  Commission,!!' of L-uidsuml Works for permission to jnircha.se the following described property situate 111 Weie Kootenav Districtniiinoly  cnmniuiiriiig al, ������ post pluulcdnt high water  marl: on the cast shore of (vootenay I-a������oabout  Di miles 1101th of I'ilot.lJuy on said east shore  and marked ".I0I111 Lynch, W. T. McDonald  and George W. Orchard's, N. W. Corner"  thence 10 chains east, thence 10 chains south,  thence west to the high water mark of said  Ivootcnivy Lake, thence along said high water  mark to the place of beginning, containing Nil)  acres, more or. less.  JOHN LYNCH,  xv. t. McDonald.  GHOIIGK W. ORCHARD,  lialed at Nelson, II. C, this 'J-Jtli day of June,  1S!)7. (ISO)  NOTiCE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days after  date I intend to an ply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands nml Works for permission to  purchase tlie following described property:���������  Commencing nt a post planted alongside the N.  E..stake of the Columbia and Kootenay Railway Co's. grant situate on the West Arm of  Kootenay Lake opposite Ualfour and called L.  J. Tohuiii's N.W. corner post thence running  south SU chains along lhe eastern boundary  line of tlie said railway company's grant thence  east SO chains, Ihence north and wesl along  tlio shore of Kootenay lake to the point of commencement and containing (M0 acres more or  less. ���������' I.. J; TOLMIE.  Dated June llth, I������!>7. (-5-)  NOTICE.  SIXTY DAYS after date I, Charles Hayward, will make application to purchase Iwn  hundred (200) acres of land Mlusto on I ho. south  bank of the Columbia river, near Robson, i-s  follows; Commencing at the northeast, corner  of Lot 181, fhcr.ee westerly along Columbia  river bank lo llie east boundary of Lot S01;  thence smith forty chains; thence est lo rhe  west boundary of Lot 181; ihence north along  we.-t bouudary of Lot IS! to ils northwest corner; Ihenc'feeast lo point of commencement.  CHAS. HAYWARD.  -Victioria. 13. C , Juno 14th, 18517. G7II  G77  E. J". CUIiRAy, Tropr.  cTHLETI  'jCUc,  ls m  :M0KT3cA[.C������i.& LtSiDCM.D-G.  Notice' of Application for  Liquor   License  TAKE notice that. 1. Hermann Knorr, will  apply tothe Stipendiary Magistrate of West  itooionay, thirty days niter dale, for a license  lo sell liquor by retail at Deer Dark, in said district. HERMANN    KNORR.  Dated at Deer Park, H. C.,.this -2sth day of  June, IS!)". ������.-_  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that T, .George   II.  Woods, will not he responsible for any debts  contracted by niv wife,  Isabella Woods, 011 or  after J illy 1st, 18117.    "  (118!)) "   OEOIIGK   II.   WOODS.  FOR SALS,  BAKER ST. a  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST;'  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  403 MF. 4. ii. 1*l<;kN������n, ltak rr SI.  NELSON^ LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  1        100 F. C. INNES.  W. Starmer Smith-  Decorative Artist  PAIETSR,  Grainer,  G-lazier,  Paper Hanger  ,-.;_V11 kinds of.'House ��������� Repairing doiie^_ Only  first class workmen employed.- Trade solicited.;  Contracts given.-.^ -ay. ..'.:���������.���������:.%��������� y.:. YY'-: ^.YY^-.yy'y  W^.YQYYM^yi^M^  KOOTENAY    LAKE    GENERAL  * HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All. persons contributing $1.06  per month or $io.oo- 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 directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August  14th  1S96.  *        " ��������� .(lift)  Say  Notice'of Application For Liquor License.  TAKE NOTICE that 30 days after date I intend to apply to the Government-Agent at Nelson for license to sell liquor by retail at Slocan  Junction. H.   LAMBERT.  Dated Nelson, B.C., 20th June, 1897.      (GSS)  Are you acquainted  with  ., Pred Qobdwin?  If not come' and buy a quart of  Beer, 25.cents,  and get acquainted. .,-,  VICTORIA HOTEL  Kootenay  lumber Company  A Complete.Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept  at Nelson. ,  .GSfi     CHARLES StBARBE, Agent  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  Ol'- THE  AMENDMENTS  TO TIIE  Mineral Act  Passed hy the Legislative Assembly of Ilia  Province ol' Hritisli Columbia, Jluy 5, 1897.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oflice.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, - Nelson, I'.. _.!.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,     ���������  First, Class Bar iu connection.     Transient rales reasonable. --    (582)  a?c7ewart  AEOHITECT  Clements and Hillyer' Bile  Room 6  Nelson, B. C.  JOHNMcLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial^T-d  Land Surveyor.,,  649*  NELSON, B. C.  FOUND.  A new place to send your laundry  after April the 1st.  The   Kootenay   Steam   Laundry  will   be  thoroughly  equipped  with  the latest improved  machinery  and  experienced help:  Whitcher & Cleland     -     Props.  NELSON, U.C.  (520)  Moid   Slocai)  Oiliest and Most Reliable in tlie City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  fleailq-iarfcers   For.  Commercial {travelers  anfc fllMnino ADen.  First-Class in all its Ap?  pointments,  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (551)  HOLIDAY  GOODS  Flags  ��������� ���������  Cameras ���������  Hammocks  Sporting Goods  J .  Fishing Tackle  Lunch Baskets  Everything at  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  302  NKLSON"*, 11. C.  " i>s������&���������^������^2^s.^^_>i������������������^���������-_^->-;���������--iC---i-;-^,���������o^������)  vta     1     t-i s.ci  iii.  no  - #.  - <$  $ HOOPS MI  W      That ai _.���������:���������:-_���������* a'long'-VJ*  $F lasting .Veil W  ij^f       Its   m*-.n}-   ..;::.:VItics itf  ifo are unique-.      " . '$f.  Tne price i.-i;ikes it ^  available to sli. ^j>   R RpVJ^v i\y  ! f.  *if  *-  i  t  '3  #m  '.?f&QX*&?~J  11 i-txs.ta-K'ifA'C-t'TM _rv**1  i  THE MitiifcR NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 31, i8'9>,  '    '    I      '" ' ' " ii ���������*���������  TRUTH ABOUT KLONDYKE  CAPTAIN STRICKLAND INTEEVIEW;  ED BY THE MINEB.  THE   EEG-ATTA.  A Kit-li Ilu I  r.ril!)lc  ������ 011111IV Thai is I>il-  ll.-iill la Kt'iirli   a nil Is Liable *<>  /* In- over Ooiii'.  A Minek representative met diptaiu  Strickland, nf llirf Northwest Mounted  Police, at Itsivelstiike, us lie was return  inj������ frum Kloudyke to make an oflieial  report cojiccrni-isf t'l*1 prc<ent situation  iu tlio Canadian Yukon district. From a  few minutes'interview daring tlie change  of engines, enough was learned to show  that in the near future valuable information concerning tbe new gold fields will  be given out to tlie public by the Dominion government.  Although no strictly accurate report  cau be arrived at as to the amount of  gold mined up to the time of his departure, Captain Strickland is of the opinion  that the sum of $1,000,000, said to have  been brought down by miners who were  passengers by the steamship Portland,  is probably a correct estimate. He also  believes that $750,000 of Klondyke gold  was taken to San Francisco by the steamship Excelsior, which reached her destination on the lCth inst.       %  The gold just brought down comes  from Bonanza, Hunker and Eldorado  creeks, which are the principal streams  worked so far. Hunker creek is named  after Andy Hunker, who is well known  in Revelstoke as a Big Bend Miner.  Hunker has ground up north from which  be has already taken 320,000.  Dominion creek and Stewart river are  expected to prove rich but have not been  worked much.  The pay dirt is glacial drift and is  frozen the year round with the exception of a few inches of the surface during  the short summer season. The* bedrock  is from eight to sixteen feet deep. The  ground is taken up under the Dominion  law, each claim being 500x220 feet.  These claims are wide enough to take iu  the pay ground on both sides of the  creek.  There aw two routes to Klondyke.  One is by steamer Irom Seattle to  Juneau, thence by trail to the head waters of the stream running into Lake  Bennett, where boats must be built for a  daugerous trip with a portage at the  White Horse canyon, and Five Finger  rapids; thence to the mi.in stream ot the  Yukon, and so up. the river, across the  international boundary to the scene of  the excitement. The second route is by  steamers3 to St. Michael?, at the mouth  of the Yukon, and tbence up the river to  Dawson City. The fare lo Dawson City  by the last mentioned route is $150, but  tbe Alaska Commercial Company, which  controls the steamers, refuse to take  freight for miners except a few personal  effects. Supplies can be obtaiued from  tbe company at Dawson, where 86.00 is  charged for a sack of Hour aud 40j. per  pound for bacon.  The."placers are worked during the  winter by building fires to thaw the  frozen gravel which is thrown into heaps  to be sluiced during the summer, time.  Fifteen dollars a day is paid for labor.  Obtain-Stfickland_had_a_liandful���������of  nuggets ranging in value from $2.50 to  $50 each and. worth about $17.50 per oz.  He is satisfied that - the Yukon is one of  the richest gold districts ever known,  but would not advise men to go there  unless with money for at least two years,  and exceptionally fitted for roughing it.  The hardships are mauy and ' great.  A- majority of- those now going  to Klondyke are very liable to experience great disappointment, .j  thinks the district is being overdone  The Xi-l.suii Boat  t.'liib** Praiseworthy ln-  -.ii-iT.M in Aiinallc Simris.  Mnuh iuLeiest is manifested in the  regatta which is to lake place next Saturday, August 7, and the event -Rill undoubtedly be a success. No prizes will  be offered, but tins will in no wise de  tract from lhe in lores:, us those participating i..ti-nd to practice Jiiird for llie  sake of in ii kin g fa ood i coords for Ihtin-  selves.  In  the  i-em  club will   get  famous   lia  liav   Victoria  A FREE  TRIP TO  KLONDIKE  ������������������!   A  I  I'll 111;-  shell  iish    builder,  crew   which  llie  Nelson Bout  from Clasper, t lit  'The James  is   won  the  i m  GOOD PAIR  OF SHOES  champiouskl;) cf British Columbia foi  three j ears running, bas two such bo.it?-.  lt is thought thnt iS'elaou should  affiliate as soon lis possible with the  Pacific American Association of Oarsmen and join in their regattas. If this is  done it will briry many visitors here  whenever the championship races are  rowed ou this lake, which is generally  conceded to be one of the best courses  in the world.  The principal event ou Saturday will  bo a four-oared lace by the following  crews: First���������Winter, bon; Smith 2;  Elliot 3; Perks stroke aud F. B. Blauey,  coxswain. Second���������1'ovab, bow; Hall 2;  Chambers 3; Day stroke aud Clarence  Goepel coxswain. The crenu are said to  be evenly - matched and a good race is  expected. The strokes, u:e botli old  country oarsmen aud are working hard  getting their crews iuto condition.  Two of the most amusing features will  be the tub race aud greasy pole match,  both of which promise to givo tbe contestants innumerable duckings. There  will also be a single and double scull  race, single and double canoe races and a  crab race. The hitter will also be au  amusing incident, and may subject some  of the participants to involuntary  baths. The contestants will be in the  bows of the canoes, and Lheir weight will  cause the stem of tbe crafls to tilt above  the surface of the water. As the bow  will become a pivotal point the, stroke of  the paddle will have a tendency to  swing the canoe around in a circle.  A 20-STAMP MILL-  Vo.v ItviiiK  UuiU t������  Treat Ore From Hit:  Fern .Mine.  The frame work of the 20-stamp mill  of the Fern miue ia up and both the mill  and tramway are expected to be in operation by October. The mill is located on  Hall creek, oOOO feci from the mine  proper, which distance will be covered  by a gravity tramway of a three rail  track, elevated about 15 feet from t.he  ground.  Two carloads of machinery, containing  part of the stamp battery, two boilers,  an engine and accompanying apparatus  arrived during the week and were cleared  by Supt. J. A. Veatch last Wednesday.  Four tunnels, representing about 750  feet, have beeu ruu iu the mine. An  effort has been made to run alongside tbe  vein aud not displace the ore as the company as jet has no facilities for handling  it. lt is calculated that there is now oic  enough in tight to run a 20-stamp mill  continuously lor several mouths. Duriiig  the past week a cross vein, four feet iu  width, was. encountered and every specimen taken from itsho.ved free gold in  abundance.  An assay oflice is now being established  at the mill.  Wouldn't be enjoyable' without  proper foot-wear  We can (it you  I Slack or Tun.     Heavy or'light  liood lo wear and  Price right  Opi). Hudson Bay Co.  THE NELSON SHOE It K5  576  THE WHITELAW TRADING CO.  Wholesale Dealers in  Creamery   and   Dairy Butter,  Egg's,  Flour  Oatmeal, Lard, Potatoes, Etc-  Brandon, Man., aiid ZZ*2������������, Nelson, B.C.  ZETELSOlSr  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GliAIfANTEEp.  PRICES REA SON A BLE. ml - w  HOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.     >  xr��������� T  ^ ������n<lAMBL,Cl J* P- FRANCIS J. 0-ttI31LLY,  ���������  (Late Re-s.Eiig. Pep. of Pub. wE������ Jf folium !.. II.* C.) JuWuml. 13. C_       .  Nelson, 11. C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  ���������Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,  Accountants* and General Agents  Agents Insurance Company of North America,  NELSON AND _.Q.-SL\ND, ��������� : .  6;������ BRITISH COLUMJJJA  W-.ST KOOTENAY  BOECKH'S  SUPERIOR  PAINTERS'  BRUSHES  EOECKH'S  HOUSEHOLD  BRUSHES and  BROOMS  /|1  Always Reliable and as Represented-   For sale by all  leading Wholesale and Retail Dealers  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes. Brooms and Wooden ware.  TORONTO 676 OIJSTT  GOOPS  Doan-s Kidney Pills  Call f..r  (595  ilburn's Heart & Nerve Pills  Laxa-Liver Pills  L_ple at VANSTOKE'S DRUG STORE ������LA0���������  1Q2 Bj&er St., cor. Josephine  FOR-  FBUIT JARS FRUIT JARS  Hememember-that we are headquarters and that  XJ will save money in getting them from tis  in any quantities that may be desired  The prices are right, as we received our  Jars at carload rates, and we are  Ahle to sell them cheaper than any other  Ketailer in the Kootenay country  Snaps they are at our prices  NELSON, B. 0.  P.O. BOX 98  ���������'���������������     GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS"  M. Des Brisay & Oo.  KEPT   HIS   WORD.  H_  HYDRAULIC   OPERATIONS.  ������ilul<-lui; ������������������������ I'nrly Mm-. <'r<<k Bring l������������nc.  V������py .Sulisl'iic.'oi'lly.  The Nelson Hydraulic company,  which is "operating ou Forty-"Nine creek,  is to make a clean-up during the lattter  part of next. week, and Mr. McVicker,  who hns charge of the work, is of the  opinion that the yield of gold will be  very satisfactory.   He says:  "We cut through a channel 30 feet  wide for a distance of about oue mile  and came into a basin that seems to  be" an excellent depository for placer  gold.   On one   side we found the  rim  - rock, aud " then commenced stripping  directly across the basin.- "We have gone  150 feet but have not yet struck the rim  .rock on the>opposite side. The deposit  of dirt is large an extensive. The recent  rains have had theeffect of keeping up a  good supply of water, and everything is  in - first-class condition for work. The  earth now being sluiced, pans well."  Tliu Pooriiiiiu .Mine.  The stamp mill at the Poorman miue  on Eagle creek will start up in a few  days. The 500 Ions of oie now on the  dump will be run through as quickly as  possible. Work on the long crosscut  tunnel is progressing rapidly. The tunnel is now iD 410 feet.   The air comprcs-  .1 rros'icclor tltiiisocl Willi Assault Gives  IIims������ir irp lo llie tiilliorilic.s.  The caso of EugeneW. Stoner, charged  with grievously assaulting James A.  ISluleroy, is au interesting one. About  two mouths siuce, Muleroy informed the  police that on - Junel he was traveling  in a westerly direction along the trail  from I-edliugton to the Hanna mineral  claim when he met Stoner who, without  provocation, rushed at him ahd struck  him several severe blows on tho head aud  body with a pick handle. Then others  who were present interfered. Shortly  afterwards a warrant was issued for the  arrest "of Stoner aiid placed iu lhe hands  of Customs Ol.icer Itykert of Bedling-  lon, who nroceeded to apprehend the accused. When arrested, Stouer quielly  informed the officer that he would at  once go to Xelson and give himself up to  the authorities, and that no oDe^ueed  accompany him. Jttykerthad sullicieut  faith in the man's promise to accede** to  this, and Stouer promolly came here  and kept his pledge. Ilis case will be  heard here on August 3.  "  NO   AMALGAMATION.  A   false.   Humor   That   Three "i'liarfcrcil.  ���������    Banks win Consolidate.  A report has been extensively circulated to *the effect that the .Bank of  British Columbia, the Merchants Bank  of Cauada and the Bank of Nova Scotia  will amalgamate.. When asked for information concerning the truth of the  rumor. Mr. G. V. Holt, the manager of  the Nelson braueh of the Bank of British  Columbia, declared that so far as- he  knew no such a step was contemplated.  Such au amalgamation' would result  iu a_ very strong financial concer.-, but  tliere appear- lo be existing difficn.ties  that would seriously hamper the consolidation, even supposing such a scheme  j was being considered.  i The Merchants Bank has  with a  M. R. 8MF1H ^ CO  Biscuit Manufacturers.  VICTORIA        -        B.G. (2.2)  -������mOUT   RATE'S*^  I am prepared  to make accurate and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  following- rates:  Silver, $.50   Silver and gold, ������1*.00   Silver, lead.gold and copper, ������82.00  Gold....1.00   Copper, 1.C0   Silver, lead and gold.......... 1.50  Ores may be sent'by mail or express and all charges must be prepaid in  full.    The charges for the assaying must also accompany the sample.  Money furnished to prospectors to develop their claims for an interest in  same. ^ Claims bought and sold Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited to^correspond with mc. 608  WALTER J. BROWN       -      :      -     nelson -1$. c.  P. BURNS & GO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B.C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson; Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices.  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  1   capital  reserve of  Scotia, a  sor is working satisfactorily.     While the  mill is running, the men who have been j S^���������','?"/ ^-000,00(1  working in the crosscut will be transfer-, ^'2yH,Y 1, Lh mn  ������������ T^���������  1x2,    ixr,-,     , - . , capii.il  ot  s>1,.j(W,IWU   aud  a reserve of  red to the White claim, the water power ; S$l,500,000; and " iho Bank of British  beiDg insufficient to operate the stamps I Columbia has a capital of S2,020.(J0O  and the drills at the same time.   "When   T^h, a   ^"ve   fund or SJSG.O00.   The  total capital  and  reserve  fund of these  the ore now on hand has,been treated,  work will be resumed oa the "Poorman.  three banks, therefoie, amounts to S15,-  ���������400,000.  Thos. Dunn ���������'������ Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  PUBS', BLiCKSiTHS' AID MILL SDPPL1E?  BAR AXD SIIEKT IKO.V, MI.\E1W 1'ICKS, DAB AS������ ..SHEET STEEL,  Ml.WXtS' SHOVELS, WIKE HOPES,     . MAXILLA BO FES,  ni\.l3UTE   FtSE AXD CAI'S.  SOLit AGENTS FOR THE VMIIOi/QII    \/FR  CINNABAR  MINING  GO.'S        \J\J S Vi\0 I L- V tLfXw  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (*33) VA1TCOTJVER, IB.  C.  %#^  -Emm  ��������� -1  ..I1-,     .ti.- ���������*.,-���������-.T--~,r7i-ir������i  How mtich of your Sho  e  <������rn '  , is leather,���������workmanship���������and  how much of it id profit-? The Shoe  you should buy and the Shoe most  dealers sell, differ as these proportions differ. Your next pair will  have more leather value, and less  prout for the denier, if you see that it's Goodyear  Welted, 83.50, S4.50, ������5.50 stamped on thc sole.  Catalogue  -   Frc'c  "The Sta^r* ������5hnp "  MLKKB A WELLS, Sole Agents I'or Nclsi.n.  GS1  ������BEEX  BROS., Agent* Jit Knslo.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES  DYNAMOS WATER wikLs #^*-'l= ������'  MOTORS f?,RB HOSE  JZfrif,* WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call pn or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Fred J  ������  quire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF     '   -   ������  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,  . SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc,  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00  AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  NELSON,  B.C.  ICE CREARS!   OOE CREAM!  " ' ������������������AT THE���������   VIENNA  BAKERY  RESTAURANT  For tho Very 13i.'.sL* _\lwil at the *jrost Resonablo Pi-ice ours is the place. Every  description of Lunches put up to order. AVe are. now prepared to fiu-nish al  kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Tarts, Ladv Fingers, JMiicciu-oons, ctc������ Wedding Cakes a Specially. -     -  iFiJsriesT __b__r_e3^__::e>  its" towit  delivered to any part of'the town.   Also.a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.*-  031 R. HURRY, Proprietor.  1  the Mcdowell ATMs watson, co., li  -WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-  VANCQUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and  Articles,   Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right.  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  Toilet |J  Prices a  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, oo  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  S??_f^TN1t!,'0LsLlTSRTERST-      __ VANCOUVER, B. C_i THE MINER, NELSON-B. C., SATURDAY, JULY ,}t, 1897  ^ht Jttinxr.  Si; kelson, (IHcBt gtootenaB,  IJritisIi (SEolumbia.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Kelson.  1G97  1 1 n li ���������> v* A L ii i\ 1J1111.  ISO 7  A. 3  ���������jilO  ���������   17  Jl  .1=1  a    '  I x  f-l **  ���������* i14  WEEKLY STOOK EEPOKT.  Companies.  No.   of  Shares  Par  Value  Price.  NKI.SO.V.  Hull Mines   Kxchequer   KOSSI.AN'D.  Alberta   Heaver   IliK Three   Uuttc   Brit. Can.Goldfields  KG. Gold Kini,'...  Bluebird   Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C "r   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown I'oint   Beer Park   Bclncoln   Delaware   Kasiorn Star   Kn lorpr isc   lOrio -.  J.vuiiiii������ Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western   ]|at!,ie Brown   Helen   HiKli Ore   llome.-itaUe'-;   Jdalio   Imperial   Iron llor.-io   Iron JlasU   1 X Ij   Independent    Josie   .lunibo   Knight Toniplar   Kool.enay-Loiidoii  he Itoit   lily Jlay   Jlayilowcr   Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star   Ncsl, Hug   Nortliorn Belle  Novcltv   O. K   Palo Alto   Plioenix   Poorman   lted~Mountnin-view  U. li. Lee.,  lted Point.  Itocheslor  Borland, Ked Jit.,  liossland Slur..  St. Klmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Soti'n Cross &AV con  Sultana   Trail Jlining Co   Li 11 ion   Virginia   AVar Kaglol   AVest Lc Koi   While Uear   Young British Am'i  AIXSWOHT1I.  Dellie   Kllen   llOUNllAiiY.  Old Ironsides..,;-   CAM I'   MCICINXISY.  Cariboo t   KliVlULSTOKI-:.   ���������  Orphan Boy   SI.OC.VK..  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles, f.   Grey Eagle   Idler    Kootenay-Coin 1  Minnesota   _..Noble HveCoiK  Bamblcr Coil...  Reeo   Slocan Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington ���������  xoitTiirdirr.  lied Top   ubia  300,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  750,000  3,000,000  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  1)00,000  1,000,000  .'ioo.ooo  2,������oo,ooo  Soo.ooo  "00.000  aoo.ooo  1,000,000  000,000  '.,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1.000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000.000  2,000,000  ooo,oi)0  1,000,000  1,000.000  1,000,000  1)00,000  000,000  1.000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  "00,000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  500,000  000,000  1,000,000  7oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  ���������0oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000,000  1,000.000  2,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  000,000  000,000  1,000,000  2, Soo  Coo, 000  000,000  000,000  000,000  2,000,000  l,ooo,ooc  100,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  000.000  00,000  1,000,000  100,000  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  1.200.000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  00,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  ������,   1  8   1 00  I  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  J 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ] 00  - 1 00  1 00  I 00  I on  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 01  1 00  1 00  1 no  1 00  1 00  1 no  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  .5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  - 1 00  1 00  1 00  - I 00  1 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  ��������� 1 00  ul 00  L 00  1 00  I 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  . J eo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00   .1  00  1 00  1 00  00  lo 00  1 00  1 OC  I  00  ������1 10s  $ 0 10  0 10  010  0 O'J  0 Oii  010  0 10  0 10  u 10  0 0.5  0 051  0 03  0 2li  0 25  0 -Hi  0 08  . (I 02  0 12  0 Oil!  0 20  0 0-1  0 111  0 l(i"  0 8  0 15  0 l;i  0 Hi  0 20  0 10  I) 7  0 4  0 01  I) 071  0 lot  0 :;o  12.  0 (Hi  0 :io  0 CO  0 5  0 10  8 00  0 12  .0 131  0 1!)  121  0 05.  0 08  0 10  0 2  0 Oi)  0 00  0 111  (I 05  0 10  (I 12A  0 10  0 2!!  0 lo  0 OoJ  0 10  0 05  0 20  0 10  OOli  0 11  0 20  ,  0 Hi  0 0J1  0 11  0   7.1  0 OOJ  .0 17  0 03  0 10  0 15  o:ii;  _0"12"  1 75  2 75  n 05J  0 27  0 10  (-Dividends paid to date are a.-vfollows: Lc  Koi,* ������175.000; War Kagle, ������1S7,000; Cariboo,  8150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, -?350,000;  Keco ?150.000; Rambler 310,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodonoiigli and Noble Five have aiso  paid dividends.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  N'vI.hoii.  Ju'y 21-  Hard Luck-.T Clark to XV J Keys, $2.  Same���������\V J Kevs lo .7 J Hell and XV C Booth  S100.  Standard, Lost Nevada���������D McLennan to K  Sweet.  Great Scott���������G Jones to J Honey, i, ������5.'  July CO r- .  Pleasant View���������J Dunnigan to St lloaley  S350.  -  Maryette. Cedar, Hemlock. Galena Lady���������J  Sunipf to titella Hartley, {.  ' Galena Jack���������H C Droughor to same, J.  Hungary Man���������J W Moore to J II Sulley, J.  Golden Rule, Spokane Hoy���������A ltush to J ,1  Burns, \.  Clipper���������H C Foster to S J Mighton. i.  Georgic Oakes���������W Clark to S J Mighton, A.  July 27���������i -  Big Chief���������A Park to 11 Guisberg, $500.  - Trade Dollar, U S���������J McCarquondalc to JI B  White, _.  Nip and Tuck, Nancy Jane���������XV Feoto and B  T Foote to A J McMillan, AV T Oliver and II O  MeClymont,  Cayouse���������R Beer and C Berry to W C Hav-  wiircl, J D Sankey, M II Bacon, J S Belts:, S-H  Stinglcy. AV S.Stewart,*i*1 L Husscll. G Hearst,  a M Johnson, XV S Deacon, F Russell, I.  July 2S-  Chiconia, Florence JI���������J Furdy and IID Mack  to .1 Klass, -J.  Maud 11. Maud S. Gold Boy. Lome, Gold Star  Nelson, Mellon���������II A'McMillan to FProvoit,  ������25.  Rossland Boy, Indus���������AA' J Gordon to II C  Small, -  .  Banner���������F T Gauthier to G Lamontaguo, L  July 29���������  Iron Cap���������J Bellan to same, l.  AVest Derby���������JI II Gilliam to C A Fleming, !.  Jlorning Star��������� J H Nolan to J Klliot, 1, fiOO.  July 20-T3  Hoc���������AVm Ginal to Chas N Melbourne, ;!.  Hanson���������John Clinton to J C Hanson. 1.  Pole Star���������John Edmunds to C J Goodwin, 1.  Bryan���������C F Caldwell to 1) M Linnard, 1.  Bryan��������� D M Linnard to E J Linnard, $.  Bryan���������1) M Linnard to the Rossland Syndicate, Ltd. ,-.  July 21-  lvnnhoc���������M Blovniison (n ft Runipf. 1-10.  Bendix���������D JIcLellan to G Singer.  July 22-  Silver King���������J D Jlooro lo G A Eastman.  3-l(i, $300.  Union���������J Burke to It Vlliott, ,V. S10.  Reliance and Park Hill���������Sheriff of Kootenav  to G .1 Lendruin and A JI Johnston, $50.  Black Prince No 2 and Leadville���������J P Redding lo II Kummelen.  Bullion���������W II Goodwin to II Etimnielcn.  Dandy-IC J L Ross to J J Ucod, 1.  July 23���������      ,  Savoy���������Aug Drun to A Rufl'ols, -V.   "     -  Hainnie Bird���������J Sampson to O AVallman, J.  Bismarck, Haminc Bird and Mountain Goat  ���������C Sampson, J Caaazza, O Wall man and Alex  Rullalo to F lJ Sherwood, ������35.000.  Bald Jlountain���������Flora Jtillcr to J L Jlulli-  gan, J.  Crown���������C Rossilcr to L Shaw, I, ������102.50.  Florence L���������C Sandison, A Jlelnnis and F  Pyman to 0 W Callahan, agreement, ������15,000.  July 21-  F.lkhorn Queen���������J XV Clarke to J Traficante'.i  Virginia���������A F Adams to JI J JIahoney, A.  July 215���������  Grey Ivigle-G L Peel tn J n MeArlhur, 1-5.  Midnight���������J JI Jones to J B McArthur, 4-5. -  Winnifrod���������Same to same.  America and Jubilee���������D JlcDonald to J B  JlcArl.hur. 4-5. -     ���������   ,  Jessie���������Eric Johnson to F Nelson, -1.   '  S'insel���������Same lo same, '..  July 27-  Jlayllowcr���������V Nelson toK Johnson J.  Blue Bird���������Same tosaine, A. -  Palatka���������T S Clark to R A Ryan, 1.  Thurso���������H Geigerieh to J J Shea and J 0  Kendall,,}. .    \  -   Colorado���������AV Meadows to II Hulbcrt, extension of time on agreement.  Silver Bell, Hub and Little Bill���������Ncls JIartin claims A.  Xc.v Denver.  July 13���������  Sligo���������J F Foley to JI L GrimmeltV  July II-  Li 111 e Joe���������Peter A McDougall to Margaret  JlcFall and Jlarein-Lces, j. "   "  Laughing Waters,-Far Away���������S K Green to  \V D Vincent.   -  Laughi ig Waters, Far Away���������D R Me Lean  to \V 1) N'incent, A.  July 15���������  Lakcvicw���������Duncan 1) JlcDonald to Thos JIc-  Rae, 15.  Royal   Fivc-AV   J   Lauglilin   to  D  I)  JlcDonald, 1-5.  Jennie��������� Thus MeRoa lo D D JlcDonald. 1-5.  Shareholder���������Wm Ryan to Geo JlacKonzio,.,.  Silver   blossom���������Wm   Redpath    to    Klmer  Kverett, A, ������15.  July 10- '-'''"  Fourth of July and Noonday���������AValter Carruthers lo liyron N While. \.  The Night Owl-August Anderson to AV L  O'Conuell.  Blue Jay���������ilrnco AVhitc to'K   II   Thomlinson, 1 5  Illuo Jay���������John .1 .McGuigan to same, 1-5.  Blue .lay���������Win 11 Hennessey to same, 1-10.  Blue Jay���������Geo V Hayward io same, 1-20.  Blue Jay���������IC lt Thomlinson to l>ast Chance  M & JI Co, 111-20.  The    Black    Bess���������Duncan    Graham    and  Joseph Saulter to George Brine.  William John���������Thos'Daniels to E J Burns. J.  July 17-  Sarof and Kargeo���������S R Frazier to  Phil Abrahams, j.'  July Ill-  Congo-Mrs   Uni nm    K   Turner    to    Luke  Swcotser, 1.  Cube-G W Coplin lo JI M Fry, J.  Sandow and Lone Slar No 3-P J  Uickey to  AV Gordon Ross, S2.001  _i_San(low and Lono Star No 3��������� AAr Gordon Ross  toShii-c Jfin'cs. Lt*71. ,  Campania and Brittania���������Henry Aylwin to  Andrew Jaeobson, 4, ?:IOO.  The-Garliold���������John Lindholni to Jas Nicholson, ������50.  July 23-  Galcna Alex���������J 0 Gagnon, 2 mi up Fawn ck.  Con troll���������T Kane, n aide Craig mt adj Daisy.  Julv 21-        ������  Swansea���������A Latham, Salmon riv, 4 mi fin  Ymir.  City of Paris���������J S Bedicr, same.  .    Taylor���������B L Wood, divide bet e fk n fk Salmon riv and Barrett ck.  Sahib���������AV F Edgar, 8 mi up AA'ild Horso ck.  Kil ty Bee���������AV^ C Booth, I I Bell, 1 mi n c  Craigtown.  Bonanza���������J Brean, 2 mi up s f k Porcupine ck.  Copper Belt���������M Stewart. J Brean, same.  ,  Independence���������Same. Panic, l  NotnV Dame���������JI R Straight, 5 mi s Robson  200 ydH fm C & K ry.  Golden Key���������F.Sprague, Lakevicw mt, U ml  n e Cottonwood lake.  Cougar���������AV Salisbury, J P Clubb, 1 mi s head  9 J'Tilc ck.  Silver Tip���������Same, same.  Daiscy���������VV J H McKernan, J Lamont, w side  Rover ck, H mi below Whitewater mine.  Levant���������D McArthur, bet fks Deer cit 2 mi e  Columbia riv.  Sunset���������S J Mighton, same.  July 20-  Pleasant View���������J Dunnigan, Hidden ck,' 1  mioN&FSry.  Annie M���������J W Harkness, A mis Rover ck  xtn Royal Kootenay. " ���������  Wuverly���������Srmo, bet Bird and 49 cks xtn Find  Out.  Mount Bakor���������Same, same.  Crescent���������J Salter, head Yuill ok adi Swiss  claim.  Matilda���������FII Dunnigan, s fk Hidden ck 6 mi  fm Salmon riv.  Joe Dandy���������Same, same.  Royal Charlie���������P G Stuart, Ben Hassen int  adj Thames.  Lancaster���������J A Campbell, P G Stuart, Donaldson mt adj JIaud S, relocation Mountain  View.  AVestminster���������N N Nattcstead, n fk Salmon  riv adj Patsy. ,  Middy Glume���������L E Finn, Mineral Hill adj  Maple Leaf.  Lasallc���������G H Colwell. Toad mt adj Exchequer.  Elk���������15 Holland, A H Fischer, 1 mi s o head  Ninemile ck.  Phlcgeton-S side Hall ck 3 mi fm N &  F S ry.  Headland���������P Paulson, Hall ck i mi fin N & V  S ry.  St Louis���������J Demars, head Duhamcl ck.  ���������   Iron AVood���������J Demurs. E Potvin, same.  Alberta���������Same 1 mi up Duhamcl ck.  ,   Rosie D���������11 H Moore, J II Dobic, Red mt IA  mi a w fks Hall ck. '  Birthday���������Same, summit Toad nit 2 mi s Silver King.  July 27���������  Copporoplas���������S McDonell, e slope Toad mt 1  mi ������m Cottonwood lake.    -  Comstock���������F McCarty, same.  Blue Bird���������C Celcnc 31 mi up n tk Salmon  riv.  Red Bird��������� A. Sheevey. same.  Evening Star���������T Kirliy, 1 mi up w fk n fk  S.'lmon riv.  Wonder���������A Lee,  II AVotlin, 9 mi up Jlill ek.  Likevie vv���������Same. same. -  Little Giant���������Same, same.  Royal Arcanum���������1������ H JtcJIastcr, head of  center fk 9 Jlile ck.  Royal Keystone���������J Coons, same.  Hastings���������J CIIull'. same.  Empire���������J P Cameron. J mi s fm head Groh-  man ck.   -  Alpha���������G Ratio, AGoyettc, A Pion 1 mi fm  head Hall ok.  Venus���������Same, same.  Holland���������E Holland, A 11 Fischer, Ami fm  head Buchanan ck."  Denboigh���������J AV, Car win,' IA mi up n side  Sproule ck.  Holsten���������C Fillers, 4 mi up 49 ck.  July 23-     " "-��������� -  Eddy stone���������It W Northey, 1 mi nn Craig-  town.  Badger���������B II Faulkner 1 mi w Stewart ck 1  mi f iii X & F S ry. -   '  " Horn beck���������Same, head Stewart ck.  Clondyke���������J T Shields, same.  Mi-gdie���������E-II Faulkner. 1 mi w Stewart ck _  mi fin N&FS ry.  Florence���������T Boolh, w side.-Hall ck 2A mi's c  Silver King.  Dumas���������10 Crotcau, G Pcllent, 5 mi up Wild  Horse ck.  Gold   Bug--II Stevenson,  Boulder ck adj  Wavcrly claim.  ���������  Croesus -Same, head Boulder ck.  Oro���������B F Budd, Boulder ek adj Croesus.  Minus���������JI J Burns, same.  Joseph���������B F Budd, same.  Wavcrly���������II P JlcCrancy, same:  Ace���������A W JIunro, IJ mi up (i mi ek.  Skipton Castle���������G Do Maine, same.  Hibernia���������P Batlisli, 19-ck adj Homestake.  Blue Dog���������A P Warling, A \V Forsberg, S mi  up Bear ck.  Avalanche No 2���������J II Eardley 2 mi up Clearwater ck.  Maid of Erin���������W JIcGuincss, I mifm o fkon  n fk Salmon riv..  ���������  AM���������C Nonhridgo, A Cuthbert, s fk Wild  llorse ckadj AVhitc Elephant.  Klondike���������D Angus, c sido Kokanee ck adj  Chicora.  ' Lost Mine���������A McCoy, 1 mi e Jlill ck 2 nii s  Kootenny riv. "  Hockiloo���������U A Power, II L Morton. A N  Johnson, AVild Horso ck, 3 mi fin A'mir adj  Snowshoe.  Rockhill���������W Jloorc, Toad mt I mi w Give-  out ck adj Hillside.  July 30-  Cub���������D Campbell, AVhitevvater ck, IA mi e N  "& F Sryadj-AA-hitc-Elephant. :   - Bosslaiiil.  July 23-  North Pole���������John Paulson to R'S McGilU.-  Whilc Cloud, Rain Cloud. B H FandPe-  mond���������J C Coe to C E Robinson..  Black Cloud, Red Cloud. Kickapoo���������John H  AVhile to same.  Cily of Dublin .Fraction���������J AV Lee to John  Callahan. 0  July 27- -  Blanche S���������AV E Cramer to Joe Brabyn, .'..  Same -Joe Brabyn to J T Barry. 1.     **    '.  Slims���������.loo Brabyn to John Robinson, \.  April Fool 1, Garden. Thrush and F J B 1,  Jlountiin Spring 1-9, Erin, Kurragong, AVhit-  row, Hotsluff, and Duphannic 1-7 each���������C JI  Cowper-Coles to C E AVynn Johnson.    -  The Knslo Church Trouble.  News has been received here that the  suits brought hy (he l.ight Key. the  Bishop ot New Westminster agai6st John  K.en ot Kaslo, will be heard today at  New Westminster. One case is for delivery of tho deed o������ conveyance of the  site of the Kaslo church, and"the other is  the result of the "trespass" incident of  some months ago. Mr. Keen is now at  New Westn-iiiisU-r.. Mr. C. W. McAnn of  Kaslo.is his solicitor in both suits.  Parqiiita���������F Grantham, 2\mi up s fk Porcupine ck.  Olympia���������Same, same.  Shclton���������JI Stewart, J Brean, same,  Agonia���������A AV JIunro. 11 mi up Six Mile ck.  Peacock���������J B Tuttle, Toad mt, 11 mi s Silver  King.   -  KOOTENAY ^LACROSSE-  fUneral City  Perfect Title,  Level Townsite.  ��������� ��������� ��������� LOTS ��������� ��������� ���������  are now on the Market.  The Kcliil.vc Position of the Three Oliibs  ���������    (itiiiiH-lsiiiK (lie League. t~  liossland ' has. failed to answer the  query of the Nelson Lacrosse club in regard to changing the schedule of games  and the probabilities are that the original  schedule will have to be' adhered to.  Under this order, the next game will be  played at Nelson ou Saturday, August  14th, between Nelson and Kaslo. The  following game is also to be played at  Nelson on August 28th, between Nelson  and liossland. The present standing of  thc clubs is as follows: Nelson, played 4  games; won 3, lost 1. .Rossland, played  2 games;'won 1, lost and defaulted l'to  Kaslo. .Kaslo played 2 games; won 0,  lost 2 and defaulted 1 to Kossland.  A. H. HOLDICH  !  Has now opened his new  ASSAY OFFICE  CORNER OF HALL AND  BAKER STS.  And is prepared to execute all Work entrusted  to him wiih promptness and accuracy  701  Kaslo.       i1  July 17���������  Easter���������II M Ritnc-r to AV A Bos*, $1000.  Easter���������AV A Boss to 11 K Brown, S1U0O.  Humming Bird, B NT A and Onoka���������T E  Cronin, J L JIc Lean aud R T Green to OS A  Mire.-s Lid.  Plinto���������Rand McDonald lo T Cryc.  Chamoise���������Alex Ruilc'o to A Brun: h.  July 19���������  - Jl C. Chamoise, Savoy and Alberta���������Frank  Hanson and August Brun to J II Goodin, i,  $100.  oseph A* Sag-Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All   kinds   of  Rough   and  Dressed   Lumber.  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ^^PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  507 PILOT BAY, B. C.  Corner Lots on Columbia Avenue from 11125  to $150.     Inside  Lots  100.   Other Lots fi  875.to 8100.    Terms,  one-third cash, one-third  ** " -. -  in 3 months, one-third  in 6 months.  A FEW FACTS  Concerning Mineral City.  Xo. 3!);.  CERTIFICATE  OE  THE  REGISTRATION  OF A FOREIGN COMPANY.  "C'OMl'A.MKS'' Act," - Pakt   IV.  IXC ACTS.  AND  AMKN1)-  ".llainle S. anil  Hen Hansen Mining Company." (Foreign.)  Registered the 5th day of March, 1897.  IHERERY CERTIFY that I have this day  registered the "Maude S and Ben IlnsMcn  Mining Company" (Foreign), uiider thc "Companies' Act," Part IV.. and Amending Acts.  The head olllec of the said Comuany i.s situated at thc City of Spokane, in the State" of  Washington, C. S. A.  Thc objects for which the Company is established arc:���������To work, operate, buy, sell, lease,  locate, acquire, procure, hold, and deal in  mines, metals, and mineral claims of every,  kind and description within the United-States  of America, and the Province of Hritisli Columbia. Caimdii; to enrry on and conduct a general  mining, smelting, milling and reduction business;'lo purchase, acquire, hold, erect, nnd  operate electric light and power plants for lho  purpose of mining and treating ores, and .for  the purpose of furnishing lights and creating  power lor all purposes; lo bond, buy,-lease, locate, and hold ditches, (luines and water  rights; to construct, lease, buy, sell, build or  operate railroads, ferries, tramways, or. other  means of transportation, for transporting ores,  mining and other materials; to own, bond.'buy,  sell, lease, and locale timber and timber  claims; nnd Dually to do everything con.si.sla'nt.  proper and convenient, and'requisite for the  carrying out of the objects nnd purposes aforesaid, in their fullest and broadest sense, within  tho territory aforesaid.  The capital stock of the said- Company is  eight hundred "thousand dollars, divided into  eight hundred thoiiniuid shares of lhe par value  of ono dollar each.  Given under my band and seal of ollice. at.  A'ictoria, Province of British Columbia, tlicutli  dav of Marcli, )S!)7.  II.. S.] S.    Y.    AVOOTTON,  (i;ij|-' Regis!mr 0/Joint Slock Companits.  G. D. CURTIS  ���������T^NARCHiTECT^  G2u     OVKK THOMSONS' iilKIK STOKK.  JOHN  HiRSGH,  Provincial Land SuiTeyor.  Oyi-icic:  ..ELSON   AXD   UOSST-ANI)!  B. O.  un  Usic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive ���������  pupils for Piano,  Violin or Organ.  ,V|>I������Sy al Thomson   Sliitluiiery  Co's  Slorr,  .Velsiui. l'-'7  Do you want T.viw? Do you want Ink?  Do you wnnI lo Inulv. Vr*:*xvs'}  Do you want (o trade raiser Uullcnt? ���������  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin  cry line?   .If so w rile to  TORONTO TVI*K FOIi.NIIKY Ml.  ������>!) ,Vjl> lar.li.va SI., Vancouver, II. <\  The mines on -Cariboo'Creek in the  famous Slocan' District are tributary  to Mineral City. Tenders are being  invited by the Provincial Government  iofTaTwa^^  to Mineral City,  Mineral City will be to the Cariboo  District what Rossland is to the Trail  Creek District. See key plan at any  agent s office.  A sample shipment of 60 tons of ore  was sent to the Trail smelter which  assayed $60 in gold to the ton,  The conditions in Mineral City are  the same as in Rossland when it  started.  Like Rossland it is in. the middle of the  mines.  MS  ADDBESS  511  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  louse Painting  Paper Hanging  A.  ENSTEAD,  R. C.  COOPER,  M: JOHNSON, WARD ST.,  Opposite Steam Laundry  (%i  KASLO, B, C,  VICTORIA, B.'C  -NE-L-SGNt-B-Ei-���������  Mr.. Herbert Cuthbert  ''     Promoter and Organizer  Ofthe SliKiin Lake (iolil .V: Silver S|ln<������.  I.il���������and of the UrilMi <'aitaili;in<>ol������l l'lcl<l������  Dxploialioii |)������'.v<'l(i|itiiciil iiikI InvrsliiiPiil'  <'<)iii]i:iny,   l.������l..   and  hitu  General.'AVcsteni .  Alannger of thc latter Company.-.     -   ���������----  .'���������  1  -. C'ui Supply  CAPITALISTS  -uul   INVESTORS,  With" Good  Cold and Silver I'roperlics, and all Informa  lion Willi licfcrcncc lo tne Oold Fields of II. C  Nelson. 13.C, Jlay, ISfl7. (iVIl)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office   and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET. .  Apply to the following Agents, Nelson:  W, A. JOWETT,  A. R. SHERWOOD,  THE R. J. BEALEY CO, Ltd. Ly., Rossland, General Agents,  no* By whom alone agreements will be "given.  Builders are invited to inspect niy  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  i " ������  | Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.\  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.'  Q.  O-  Pbcharjaij 413  Kaslo   & Slocan. Railway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going AVist.  Daily            Goi  ng Kast,  Leave ������.00a.m.  Katlo              Arrive 3Y>0 p.m.  "     H.:������a.in.  Kouth Kork  -    "  3.15 p.m.  9.SJ a.m.  .Sproule's            "  2.15 p.m.  9...1 a. in.  AVhtlewater  2.00 p.m  ��������� "    UJ.0:> a. in.  Hear r,-ikc  1.18 p.m  "    Ki.lo a. m.  *Mc(Juii;:in  1.3 p 111.  ,   '���������    10.30 a. in.  Jlailuy's  1.21 p in  "    10..TJ a. m.  Juintion             "  1.12p.m.  Are.   10.00 a. in.  Sandon          Leave  1.00 p.m  J    Subject to change without notice.  i    For  rate;  and  information   pppy^at tho  ��������� Company's oilices-.  ��������� K011T. IRVING. It. XV. BUY AN.  j 2011   Traiiic Manager. Superintendent.  I .������=_  %  I-  ������������������i:  ���������a  11'  iS'1  l'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1897.  I  1-_-_!  I-.'  ta.  1*1  fe!  THE CITY  THE DEBENTURE FOEMS AKE BE-  INS PBINTED.  Important Advice from lhe Cily SoIi<-H>r.  Ventral   Uoutliic   Itusluess  Transacted.  Hume  *  At the meetiDg of the city council Monday m'Kht, all members were present except Alderman Fletcher.  A communication from City Solicitor  Elliott asked that his compensation be  fixed and suggested that $250 be paid  him for services to the first of next  month. He also suggested that the  council pay him a monthly salary of  8100 or an annual retainer of $300 and in  addition pay for the services performed  by him. "Referred to liaance committee.  A communication from Ralph Smith &  Co. of Toronto stated that the city debentures would be printed with all possible  dispatch nud would be in Nelson at the  time specified.  A communication from W. C. McLean  uas to the effect that he wanted to bid on  the water and sewer systems and would  like to know which of the three plans he  would be governed by.   Filed.  Lapointe & Farley petitioned for two  public crossings at Vernon and Waid  streets.  Mayor Houston stated that the fire  limits by-law was in effect, and all frame  buildings now being erected, where work  was not continuously prosecuted, would  be declared in conflict with the by-law.  Bills to the amount of $602.05 were  audited and ordered paid. Included in  the amount was one of $14,75 for publishing the fire limit by-law in the B. C.  Gazette and also one for $528.30 as balance due to Malone & Tregallis for the  fire hall.  Three and one-half blocks of 3 foot  plank sidewalk was ordered laid on the  Hall miues road, Harvard and Lake  streets.  Itwas ordered that the 6-foot sidewalk  on Stanley street be extended from l.obson to Houston street.  The mayor was authorized to have a  drain pipe put in the city lock up.  ' The electric light and wiring by-law  was considered in committee of the whole  . and passed on its third and fiual reading.  Engineer McCulloch was present and  briefly discussed the water and sewer  systems, asking for instructions and stating that a 300 foot rock', cut could be  atoided by making a detour which would  increase the length of the conduit about  100 feet. He thought that a ten foot  clearing each side' of the conduit in portions where it wiis not buried would be a  Anffioieut protection against fire. It was  decided to have council go over the route  in company with the engineer aud discuss the matter at a meeting on Tuesday  night, to which the council adjourned.  The meeting of the council on Tuesday  night was a very brief cne, and all the  business transacted consisted of an order  to'construct the.flume from Anderson  creek to the reservoir, of cedar, one foot  6quare. ���������           '>    Cold Commissioner Appoint^!.  O.  G.  Dennis,  formerly   provincial  assessor, with headquarters at Kaslo,  has been appointed gold commissioner  of the West Kootenay district, vice  . Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, resigned.  Mr. Dennis has been in the govern-  ~ment��������� service" "f6f"iT'riiiiIi ber  and is generally known  and obliging officer.  NOTICE  -   Addtion  Thc lots in this Splendid Addition are now on sale at my  office on Baker Street.  They will be  SOLD AT THE ORIGINAL LOW PRICES  FOE A SH0BT TIME.  Intending Purchasers should select their  Lots at once before a rise in price.  VICTORIA, B. C.  LONDON, England."  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  Wholesale : Merchants,: Shippers: and : Importers 3  DEALERS IN'  LIQU0KS  CIGARS  DRY. GOODS  CEMENT  Pabst Milwaukee Beer  Kootenay Branch, Nelson, B ,C.  TENTS  ORE BAGS  DRILL STEEL  DRAIN PIPE  BLANKETS  "CARPETS  RUBBER BOOTS  FIRE CLAY  Flour and Feed  '%-*%%*/������  This property is beyond doubt the most  desirable  Residence Property  In Nelson cand should double in value in  the near future.  ANDREW JENSEN,   AGT.  Baker Street, ��������� Nelson, B. C.  WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED...  A Carload of Nails * A Carload of General Hardware  A Carload of Blacksmiths' Coal * A Carload of Sugar  And a Carload of Mixed Groceries  And are prepared to quote prices on any of the above goods, wholesale or retail -  Our reputation in Kootenay is a sufficient guarantee as to thc quality of our  Goods, and our prices are reasonable L  SOLE   AGENTS   FOE --  Giant Powder Co. Gurney. Stove & Range Co. Ram Lai Tea  Miners'Supplies a Specialty        6i. JNO.   A.  TURNER  $  CO  I  International Navigation  il Co, Ld.  as  of years  a capable  West and Emerson wish'-to inform  tbe public that on and after .August  1st., all orders for wood or coal must  be. left-at their office on Baker street  accompanied by the wish. .All orders  .will receive prompt attention.    . (710)         ���������>  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in effect July 12th, 1897.    Subject  to change without nolice.  Five Mile Point connection wiih all passenger  trains of X. & F. S. It. 11. to and from  Northport, liossland and  Spokano.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Knslo for Nelson and wav points, daily  except Sundays, 5:45 a. in.   Arrive Northport  12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p. m.;  Spokane (i p. m.  Leave Xelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:30 p. m.   Leaving Spokane 8  a", in; Kossland 10:30 a. in.;  Xorthport I:n0 p. in.  Ne-iv Service on Koolenay Lake.  Leave Xelson for Kaslo, etc., Tues., AVed..  Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:30 a. ni. Arrive Kaslo 12:.-K)  p. in. Leave Kaslo for Xelson, etc., 3lon.,  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 5:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson 9.00 p. in.  ' Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay River Service.  "Leave Kaslo, Saturday 9:30 p. rn.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday (1:00 a. in.  Arrive Honner's Ferry, Sunday 10:30 a. in.  Leave Honner's Ferry, Sunday 1:00 p. m.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday , :.5:00p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday' 10:00 p. in.  Close connection at Bonner's Ferry- with  trains Kast. hound,'leaving Spokane 7:10 a. in.  and AVest bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. m.  *Tlie Alberta awaits the arrival of the Interna tional before leaving for Uonncr's Ferry.  ICaslo, B. C, 1211] July, 1897.  31 GEO. ALEXANDER. Gen'l JIgr.  TNOTICEi  Notice is hereby given that on August 2,1807,  Wing Kce wiil take possession of the lauiulrv  business of Sing Chung. All debts agnins't  ding Chung will he'paid by hiin if presented by  August 2, 1897, and the said Wing Kee will not  be responsible for any debts of said Sing Chung.  (7051  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  Sealed Tenders will be rcceifed for the construction of a Provincial Goal-bv the undersigned until Saturday, 31st July, 1897.   -  Plans ai.d Specifications may be seen at thc  oilice of the Architect, Mr. A. K. Hodgins,  Baker street, Nelson,  Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  W. J. GOEPEL,  704 Acting Asst. Com. L. & \V.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  From Montreal.  Parisian���������Allan Line  .July 21  Carthaginian���������Allan Line -..'. .July 31  Labrador���������Dominion Line fi.July 31  Scotsman���������Dominion Line .' July i*  Lake Winnipeg���������Beaver Line July 21  Ontario���������Ileavor Line ,\ /.July 28  From Ne-iv York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line July U  Brittianic���������White Star Line July 28  l'aiis���������American  Line > Julv 28  St. Paul���������American Line .'Aug. 4  Campania���������Cunard Line :.. July 17  Aurania���������Cunard Line .- July 23.  Mongolian���������Allan State Line :. .July 23'  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line Aug. 6  Friesland���������Red Star Lino Aug.   .  Kensington���������Red Star Line  :. .Aug. 11  Cabin, ������45, $50, ������ti0, ������70, ������80 and upwards. .  Intermediate, $30 and upwards. : *'  Steerage. ������23.50 and upwards,  Passengers ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of the European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply  to  GEO.   S.  J. KER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. Xelson, or to. ' WILLIAM STITT,  (551)   General Agent, C.P.R. Offices, Winnipeg.  IJSTCORI������0_R_A_T_E__D  THE  1870.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the "best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  B^KER STREET ' NELSON, B. C  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  -A___Sr_D   SOO  PACIFIC   LINE.  PRODUCE W THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UP, TO DATE.  ORE EXPORTED.  Prom Slocan via Kaslo l/vMOl  Slocan via Nakusp  4(HK)'  ���������Hossland via Northport !),24(!'|   .  Rossland .via Nelson      52  Tons ������������������....."  28*9291  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.$ l,G13,fifi8.8.  "   . Revelstoke (Nakusp)...      421,836.05-  2,038,505.45  Average value per ton, ������70.119  '.PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped) <-  TONS  Xelson (Hall Mines) Matte  9501  Trail Smelter Matte    3580.  4530}  Total value, |2.22G.502.91  "     "   of oro and matte exported, ������4,2Go,00S.3G  ORE  SHIPMENTS.  Returns Since last Week.  -    VIA   KASLO.  Ruth to Kverett.. ..;-.  150  - ��������� Ruth to Pueblo. Col  CO  Whitewater to Kverett  "45  Payne Mine to Pueblo; Col  300  Xo 1 to Everett  184  lilack Diamond to Pueblo  50"  ���������   023!  Total value, ������41.916.  Average value per ton, ������01.044  VIA    NORTHPORT.  . Iron Mask G M Co to U.S. A      45  MATTE AXD BULLION.  iShipped.)  Trail Smelter {Matte]      00  METAL QUOTATIONS.  . NEW-YOBK. ii  July���������  23       27      28        29       .30  SILVER...53%.59 ...5SJ....571 57*  (Bar)   i-    ">i  Lead.... 3.50... 3.53... 3.50... 3.60 3.G0  IJCE1     ICE!      ICEIi  I     R. RIESTERER & CO.     1  g~ Are now ready to deliver Ice to the business 3  ^ part of town at a reasonable rats.    A complete 3 ;  ������:, new plant of six tons daily capacity. 3;  E] LATIMES STREET 7 6 - TELEPHONE 24 ^ !  C. 'E." MALLETT������ W. H. BEABDSLET  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  "Wholesale and Retail Dealers in  M[ay, Grain,Feed & Produce  Rough and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  *  \  AT0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE FAST LINE.  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Dinner Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.=  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. I West depart,  S:25 p. ni.  No. 2 East,-....       "       .....7:00 a. ni.  Tickets to Japan aud China, via. Ta-'  coma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  DAILY   SERVICE ������  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your desti-  -   ; nation without change.    ���������      ,  THE ONLY LINE-  Operating Tourist Cars to Toronto,  and Boston without change. Also  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Montreal  Through  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. P.  & N. and its connections, or  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  Sl'OKANE, WASH.  X. D. CHABI/l'O^  Asst. Gcnl. Tass. Agent.  ���������No. 255 "Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'uriiuiul, Oregon.  ������ST:Writc for new map of thc Kootenay country, - 531  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains Ifeave Nelson daily "for the North except Sundays, and for the  South daily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  -For Tickets and full particulars as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. 11  Bgent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson. *^  h. m. McGregor,    . e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. c "-,  ��������� Dist. Pass. Agt.Vanoouvcr  Premises lately Occupied by  A. JlcDonald & Co. (707)  NELSON, B. C.  Zhe ^Dominion JSuifting  & Xoan Hesn  TORONTO, ONTARIO  SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL 0YEE $3,000,000  MONEY TO LOAN  Cu Easy Monthly Payments Regulated  to Suit the Borrower. 4  SPEOSAL   FEATURES  C. D. J. CHRISTIE, Agent  712 wm BAKER   STREET,  No Shate3 to be subscribed for  No Fines.  No Forfeitures.  No. of Payments guaranteed  NELSON, B. C.  Going East?  ; If you are  ... .       Do not Forget  Three Important Points  FIRST���������Go via' St. Paul because the  lines to that point "-ill afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor aDd friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  J.A8. C. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  or Geo. S. Batty.  General Agent,  2J6 Stark St. "  (570) . Portland, Or.  6    PASSENGER    fi  U TRAINS ^  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ONT TIIE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Run made in one hour.  Xo. 6 leaves Rossland at 7 a. in.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves  Trail  at 8:15 a. m.   Connects at  Rossland with Red' Alontain train for Spokane.  Xo. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. m.   Connects  with C. P. R. main line steamers for thc  north at Trail.  Xo. 1 leaves Trail at 1230 p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main line steamers from the north  at Trail.  Xo. 1 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a.m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  Xo. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices:        -   F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail B.C. General Supt,  Shortest and'Ouickest  _    .Route to  Coeur'd. Alene mines, Palousc, Lewis-  ton, Walla AValla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold-mines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  and Denver. -.Steamer tickets to Europe and otlier foreign countries.  Alil'.IVK  Lkave  7:15 p. m.  Daily  7:15 a. m.  Daily  Sl'OKANE TIME SCHEDULE  Fast MaH/���������"Walla Wulla  Portland, San Francisco  Baker City and the cast.  Local Mail���������Coeur d'  Alcnes, Fnrmington, Garfield, Colfax, Pullman and  Moscow.  7:15 a.'m.  . Daily  C:lo p. m.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  apply at O. R & N. Co.'s oflice.  430 Riverside avenue,     18 Columbia avenue,  Spokane. Wash.  .   I       Rossland, B. C.  J. Campbell, I       II. M. Adams,  General Agent.        I Trav. F. and P. Agent.  "W. II. Hukluurt, General Pass. Agent  601 Portland, Oregon.  DIRECT  ROUTE  ,  TO���������  F0ET STEEL MI���������  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday lOlh May, 1897,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. in. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays and Fridavs  both to and from Spokane and Eastern aiid  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferrv at  4 a. in. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so ns to "make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  This route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mininsr Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with thc Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. 037  IHE -'SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE  -...    THE SHORTEST  ROUTE.  IT-I  U ixllic Most Modern in Equipment.  It Is flie Heaviest Kniieil line.  It lias n Kock-ilnllnst Itoailbc.I.  II Crosses Jin Snnil Desserts.  It Is thc Only line  Kuunlns   luxurious  . " Club Jtoom Curs.  It Is Spotcd Tor the Courtesy or it* Employes,.  It Is thc Only line Serving Meals on tbe  u In Carte  Plan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  -     IN AMERICA* BY DAYLIGHT.  "Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Mnguificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  j  For" maps, tickets and complete infoi niation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. l{y.,"C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S; Ry., or  C. ti. MXO.V, General AKcut,  Spokane, Wash.  I*. A T. A., .  St. ruu], Minn.  F. I. WIIITXEY, G,  351  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  kelson  &  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 9.10 a.m. KELSON Arrive 545 p.m.  ���������' 11:C0 " EOSSL'D " 3-M0 " *  "    8-00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p-m.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek,connect a, Marcus withStage  Daily.


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