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Array ������������������ &-^ >���������*������������������������������������" ���������-������������������  ���������      .i'lV        _   ���������"���������  Whole Number 367.  Nelsbn, British Columbia; Saturday, Sept. 4,  1897.  Price Five Cents  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF    INTEREST   IN  ABOUND NELSON.  AND  Brief   Mention    or   Happening*   In  Mstrlet  Daring   the   Fnni  ' Seven   Day*.  the  About 30 miles of the Crow's Nest Pass  railway bare been completed.  P. J. Russell of tbe firm of Russell &  Tburman is seriously sick witb typhoid  fever.  Hon. Edgar Dewdney, lieuteuantgov-  ernor of British Columbia was in Nelson  last Thursday.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan has gone, to Victoria. He will return to Nelson shortly  to reside permanently.  O. G. Dennis, has entered upon bis  new duties' as gold commissioner of the  West Kootenay district.  Mr. and Mrs. Stuckey left Nelson on  August 2G for a two months visit to their  old home at Grand Valley, Ont.  J. Poquette has been promoted to  manager of. tbe Nelson - branch of tbe  Canadian Pacific Telegraph company.  P. E. "Wilson and W. A. Galiiher have  formed a/new law firm and will occupy  offices in tbe Broken Hill building.  . Madame3 Galbraith and RichardsoD,  lato of San Francisco, California, bave  opened an up-to-date beauty parlor in  Nelson.  Mr.,D. O. Lewis, one of the C. P. R  engineers, is in town and reports tbe  work' progressing very favorably on the  Slocan line.  J. J. Walkeri foimerly of Portage la  Prairie, has established, a jewelry and  watch repairing shop in Nelson opposite  Silver King hotel.  Mr. and Mrs. Brougham will furnish  some excellent instrumental . and vocal  music nt the Roman Catholic church tomorrow nt 10 a. m., and .8 p.m.    _ >  G. E. Votaw who has been operating a  key for the Spokane Northern telegraph  company in Nelson, has taken charge of  the office at Five Mile Poiut.  On Mouday James Madden was fined  $5 and costs or 10 days at bard labor for  being drunk and disorderly. He was  given seven days in which to pay tbe fine.  -. Last week's Gazette contains a notice  ttiat Captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs,  formerly gold commissioner of West  Kootenay, is appointed warden of the  provincial jail at Nelson.  -  James II. Falconer, of Victoria, arrived  in the  city   last  night.     He baa been  ���������organizing - Iudep3iident_Order_of .-Forresters lodges thoughout Canada aud will  probably organize one iu Nelson.  George S. Beer and wife have returned  to Nelsou from au extended trip to various points of interest on the C.P.R. line.  It'was a wedding trip and they seem to  bave enjoyed it immensely.  A. Ferland <fe Co. have opened a large  drygoods store iu the Elliott brick block  on Baker street. Their stock will be  complete and will probably be one ot the  largest and best assorted in the city.  The Thomson Stationery compauy, of  Vancouver, has issued a useful map ot  the Kloudike district, while small and  folded to a size convenient for the  pocket; itshowa all the routes to the new  diggings.     ' 0  R. W.'Harrington/son of the late Chief  Justice Harrington of the supreme court  of New Brunswick, has opened a law  office in Nelson. Mr. Sidney Taylor, Q.  C, late of Edmonton, N.W.T.,. will bain  tbe same office.  On tbe 1st of September the season for  blue grouse, ptarmigan, fool ben, meadow  lark, wild duck, bittern, plover "and  heron began. Prairie chicken, willow  and ruffled grouse cannot be shot east of  the Cascades this year at all..  "' The ladies of tbe English church will  give a garden party in tbe church  grounds, corner of- Silica and Ward  streets,.on Wednesday Septembers, from  4;to 9 p.m.;,,Palmistry and fortune-telling  will be some of the interesting attractions.  Mrs. J. R. Robertson hopes tbat-those  of ber friends who may be prevented  .crossing the.lake, today owing to the  . unsettled state of the weather will give  ber tbe pleasure of their company on  Monday afternoon the 6th inst., when  she trusts the day will be finer.  Prof. Vinton F. Cooper, the blind  phrenologist will lecture again this'evening at the Fire Hall. His lectures  bave been well attended and evidently appreciated. Several peoplelbave  been examined at the' professor's botel,  and all express satisfaction. Prof. Cooper  is prepared to make private examinations  at the Royal hotel until Monday evening.  Mr. McVey, one of the owners of  tbe Manhattan saloon, is lying dangerously ill at his home.  The Stanley street school opened Monday with about 60 pupils in attendance.  A number of improvements will be made  sufficient to accomodate tbe children  who are at present not receiving instruction.  Officers and members of tbe Salvation  army appear to be busily engaged in  earnest effort to reach their harvest  festival target, which is $100. Special  meetiugs will be held and a grand banquet or supper will be given, Thursday  evening, September 9tb, commencing at  5.30 p.m. Tickets 25 cents. This effort  of the army deserves all help and sympathy.  BOUGHT THE VELVET-  One  of  FIRE LIMITS BYLAW.  AN  The  ATTEMPT  TO  PE0VE  IT  UNCONSTITUTIONAL.  IS  log*  of the  Cue Ity the City Will  Probably Result In Hhmni*  Damage Suits*  the- Biggest Denis  Ever Mmle In  Ihe Kossland Vamp.  The Velvet mineral claim on Sophie  mountain, has been - purchased by the  New Gold Fields of British Columbia  (Sir Charles -Tupper's London company) for the price of 802,500, the sum  of 812,500 being paid in cash and the  remainder in fully paid ������1 shares. It  is one of the most important niining  deals made- in or near Rossland for  some time.  Where the, Velvet vein outcrops the  solid ore has been uncovered for about  100 feet and is about eight feet wide.  Pits- have been sunk to a depth often  feet along the ore body and in every  instance the showing in the bottom is  stronger than on . the surface. The  ore runs from 12 to 20 per cent; copper  and frorn^ $10 to $25 in gold. The  average,- in all values, as shown by a  large number of sample assays, is  about 830. A large amount of shipping ore can be taken out immediately.  About 200, feet east of the main  showing is the outcrop of a second and  parrellel vein, very rich in copper, and  some of tbe ore here ruus as high as  $70 in gold. Very rich float is ,foun4  all oyer the'side of the hill where the  two. out-crops .occur,'.arid..there,.-is-a  deep copper stain on all the'rock."   ,  MUNICIPAL FINANCES:  THE GITY COUNCIL.  THE OITY DEBENTURES DISPOSED  OP AT 98 PEfi CENT.  Two  Session* nt which Considerable Im-  portant Bnalneas waa  Transacted.  City Clerk Seeley Submit*   u  Report   of  Finances |Ip-to>Dnte.  Tbe financial condition of tbe city of  Nelson was shown by a report, submitted  by city clerk Seeley at a council meetiug  this week. The reveuue 'was anticipated  somewhat but tbe showing is fairly good.  It is given herewith: Receipts���������Licenses, $4,595; police court- fines, $78215;  water rates, $696.50; dog tax, 8117;  miscellaneous. 8245; total, $6,435.65.  Disbursements ��������� Sidewalks, $3,290 67;  plant nnd tools, 8222.91;   printing nnd  H. P. Cameron, through his counsel,  W. A. MacDonald, has commenced an  action in the supreme court at Victoria,  to test the validity of the Nelson Fire  Limits By-Law No. 11. The relator  objects to various. provisions of the  by-law and to the by-law as a whole.  He alleges that the by-law is unconstitutional and oppressive and in passing  it, the city council exceeded its author-,  ity. He asks that it be declared null  and voidand that the restrictions placed  upon building1 within the fire limits be  removed.  It appears that some time ago Mr.  Cameron made application to the  council for permission to construct a  frame building on block 1 on Baker  street. The request was refused on  account of the site being within the  fire limits established by the bylaw.  These limits extend from the center line  of Vernon street to the center line of  Victoria street and from Hall to Koote:  nay streets, including eight blocks in all.  While the bylaw was under consideration  by the council, and before it liad become  operative,. fifteen new frame buildings  were in course of erection within, the  prescribed area.-? So long as the work of  construction was continuously performed  on them, they were not interfered with  by .the municipal cnthoritiep, but upon  day the B. C. Gazette published tbe bylaw its provisions were rigidly enforced.  George,. R. Brown, of Portland, succeeded in laying a foundation on Baker  street before tbe bylaw became  operative, but discontinued work; for a  short period of time. Complaint was  laid ogainst him, and besides being fined  for violating the bylaw, be was required.  to tear down the foundation he had put  in.".-   - ������. .  ���������     .  The.suit brought "by Mr. Cameron is  one of much importance and should it  succeed, tbe probabilities are that every  remaining lot on .Baker street will speedily be built upon. The loss of the suit  by tbe city would probably raise the  question of damages to those who have  been denied the privilege ot erecting  frame buildings.  DEATH OF SAMUEL TBAPP.  stationery, $671.82; salaries, $1,506.51;  fire department, 8770.84; streets, $3,498.-  53; water works, 86,211.19; special police,  $50.85; interest, 867.10; lock up, $1,259.-  40; health, $58.25; legal expenses, $220;  miscellaneous, 8325.75. Total, $18,188.97.  August Customs Collections.  The customs collections for tbe month  of August, as compiled by Collector  Johnstone,- place Nelson at the head of  the list, Kaslo second, Rossland-third  and Trail fourth. It was only n few  months ago that Rosslaud had considerable to say upon this subject.  The figures are ns follows:  Nelsou  810,080.47  Kuslo '.'      6,684.83  Rossland :....:  ���������     6,339.73  Trail.-.      3,298.27  Nakusp '      3,116.63  Waneta.:      1,450.43  Rykerts....  8485  Other collections -.         72200  Total  $31,783.21  The exports for tbe month were ns follows: The mine 8675,189 including 4353  tons ot ore and 717 tons of matte; the  forest $2,066; animals, $493; manufactories, 85,796; total $683,544.   .  A   Kusluess Man Expired Upon His Own  Threshold.  Samuel Trapp, proprietor ot the Parisian-Dye _W-ork8_of^thi8-city.,..was_found  dead upon the ground outside of his  dwelling and business house"on Hall  street between. 12 and 1 o'clock last  Thursday "morning. A post mortem  examination held later during the day  by Coroner Arthur and Dr. G. A. B. Hall  showed that both lungs were congested  and tbe liver of abnormal size.  It'appears that on Wednesday night,  Officer McKinnon found the man trying  to enter his home but could not get in ns  his partner had the key. As Trapp was  somewhat 'under the influence ot liquor  the officer set bim down ou the doorstep  and went out to search for the partner.  His quest was unsuccessful and returning  a little later he found Trapp sitting iu a  tub that was partially filled with water.  Trapp complained ot a pain in bis back  and the officer went out once more to  find the. man's partner. Returning between 12 aud 1 o'clock he found the man  cold in death aud sitting iu the posture  in which he had left him. . Deceased was  between-40". and 45 years of age and was  a brother of T. J. Trapp, the hardware  merchant at Victoria. The coroner's jury  sitting upon the case consists of J. Johnson, C. McDonald. T. McCaugh, G. N.  Gilchrist, Charles Jiszkowicz and Z. Mc-  Almond.  \; The regular weekly meeting of the  city council last Monday night was  attended by the chairman and Aldermen Gilker, Hillyer and Teetzel.  A. H. Clements-tendered his resignation as city treasurer. It was  accepted without comment.  "-' A. petition- was received from J. A.  itirkpatrick and 70 others asking for  the widening of Ward street. Referred to the public works committee.  A letter was received"from Contractor Thomas Halliday. asking that the  city make good certain fosses he had  sustained in the construction of the  jail. Referred to the'public works  committee, The shortage of the contractor is 8352.07.  - The petition from John Johnson  asking for a permit to erect a frame  addition to his premises on Baker  street was denied and. the clerk instructed to notify him that the provisions ofthe fire limit bylaw must be  complied with.  Bills to tbe amount of $58.42 were  credited and ordered paid.  < Tenders for painting thelockup and  flreliall were received as follows:  " W. S. Naylor, $250.84; D. Graham,  $219; J. H. Clark, $21850; F. J. Bradley, 8210; Frank N. Green, $208; W. S.  Smith, 8202; Alfred Pocock, $185;  Flutey & Murphy, $165. The contract  was awarded to Flurey & Murphy and  a certified check of 25 per cent, called  for.  A petition for a better water service  in "Addition A -was received and referred' to the committee on public  works. -��������� ' -      '  ���������'.���������The plans, for. fire   hydrants  were  referred to the city engineer.  '" The' mayor was authorized to.pur-  chase pressure' regulating valves for  the water works system.  It was resolved that tenders for the  distributing pipefor the water works  system be called for. ���������  Dr. LaBau submitted a report upon the cause' of typhoid fever in this city  to the oity council. He believed that tbe  chief cause was Ward creek, into which a  number of hotel drains were flowing.  Horses nod other animals were allowed  to driDk from the creek and in this manner the disease germs were scattered all  over tho city and assailed the people in  the form of dust. - The city engineer was  instructed * to make a survey of Ward  nrflflk and Ward street for a main sewer  Oflicers from tbat state who have been  on his track since the murder, located  him in Sandon and caused Judge Forin to  issue the warrant for his arrest.  When the prisoner was brought before  Justice Drake the story of tbe murder  was told by Sheriff L. C. Smith ot Arkansas, Attorney W. A. MacDonald appearing for the prosecution. The murder occurred in June, 1892, and Sheriff  G. A. Byler, of Baxter couuty, Arkansas,  was tbe victim. It seems that Roper had  committed some serious breach of tbe  peace in Arkansas and a warrant was  issued for his arrest. Sheriff Byler with  a posse, of which Sheriff Smith formed  one, went out to execute the warrant and  finally succeeded in running down  his man in a building. As tbe  Sheriff ; approached the building,  a shot was fired through a crack  in . the. building nnd tbe sheriff  fell mortally wounded. No warning of the shot whatever was given by  Roper who at once made his escape from  the building. He was pursued by the  posse but succeeded in escaping after be  had killed one of the horses and wounded  one of tbe men. After considerable  trouble he was recently lcoatfd at Snndon  where his arrest was effected. ���������=  The requisition carried by Sheriff  Smith-bears the signatures of President  William McKinley and Secretary of State  John T. Sherman. The probabilities are  that Roper will waive extradition.  THE S. S. BOSSLAND  FOILED BY A WOMAN.  MRS. QLEIM ESCAPES FROM CUSTODY AT KASLO. '  -���������*-"���������'  She Was Arrested  For -llelng Implicated  In  the Burglary of- Fred  ���������'  ��������� Irvine's Store.  A Conservative Business Man. ���������  ...  Cellar excavations are going on the  property at the corner of Josephine and  Baker streets, supposed, to be owned by  Mayor Houston. In accordance with his  recent "information" to The Mixer tbat  he would iu future refuse to divulge the  plans of anything in which he was interested, His Worship tbis afternoon politely  informed the reporter, when asked why  the excavations wpre being made, that  that was "his own business."  The Salmon Pack.  The salmon pack on the Fraser river  this year bas   been   double that of any  previous year.   It is estimated at 840,0001  cases.    In  1393,   tbe   last big year, tbe I  Court Next Week.  Hon. Justice Drake will convene conrt  here next Tuesday! The docket so far  arranged provides for but one case upon  tbe day of convening,'and that is an  appeal from the small debts courts under  tbe title of "Strong vs. Ferguson," involving a contract on tbe Excelsior miuing claim. There are several matters of  importance to come up for bearing  which have not yet been docketed. '  The Negro Knifer.  and to report at the next meeting.  Adjourned until Wednesday.  WEDNESDAY'S SESSION.   .  At the adjourned meeting last Wed  hesday all members were present  except Aldermen Fletcher and Teetzel.  ' Mayor Houston reported that the  city debentures had been sold at 08  per cent, to the British Columbia  Corporation, limited, and that the  amount received with accrued interest  was $49,312.92 which was on deposit in  the bank of Montreal.  The mayor also reported that the  validity of fire limits bylaw No. 11 had  been attacked in the supreme court by  H. R. Cameron. The city solicitor  was instructed to look after the inter  ests of the city.  The clerk was authorized to draw a  check for $5000 to take up the note  given by Houston, Teetzel, Gilker and  Fletcher in the transfer of the water  works system.   ..  Bills to the amount of 8200.48 were  audited and ordered paid.  . The mayor was authorized to purchase a stove and any other utensils  required in the city lockup.  Professor Cooper was cranted permission to use the Fire Hall in which  to deliver lectures on prenology.  CHARGED WITH MURDER.  The  New C. P. R. Steunier for the Coluni  ;> bin  River Route. .,    ,  The handsomest and speediest boat  in the Kootenay service of the C. P. R.  is to be called the Rossland. This has  just been decided upon by the C. P. R.  officials, and was made public today. It  has always been intended that it should  be especially fast, and for that reason it  has been unofficially referred to by the  workmen and the public press, as "The  Flyei'," but it will retain this name no  longer.  The Rossland will by far exceed anything in point of speed iu the C P. R.  service. In style it will be built on the  lines of the Kokanee, and in size it will  be very similar to the last boat built, the  Kootenay. Perhaps its speed will be 18  miles, but this cannot be determined yet,  although it is expected to beat the Kootenay by about .four, miles,- and the Koot-  enay's speed is close - to 14 miles. The  Rossland will make a round trip daily  between Robson and Revelstoke and will  greatly facilitate the river service. The  machiuery for the new boat is now being  put in position, and she will be launched  at the earliest possible moment. - She is  building at .Nakusp. u -,  ' Travel on the steamers from both  north and south has shown a noticeable  increase in tbe last week or two, and tbe  freight shipments are very heavy, especially to Nelson. The transfer at Robson  is heavy, but notwithstanding this the  traffic to Trail and'Rossland has so in-  "cr'ease'dthatrthe'warehbnses are'erowdedr  A carload of light rails has arrived for  Rossland. ���������-  NEW SUPERINTENDENT.  Jcs.se ������:  Roper,   or Kaslo,  lis Wanted in  Arkansas for the Crime.  The Nelson jail once more has the distinction of having a man charged with  murder behind the bars. Jesse B. Roper,  alias .Tames Hardy, alias J. Taylor is the  man who is in custody and was arrested  at Sandon on a warrant signed by Judge  Foriu on August 25. He was employed  ! as a cook in the mine3 near Sandon and  possessed no   distinguishing   character-  Roliert  Hcdley   Now   Manages   Ihe   Hall  Mines Reduction Works. ���������  Paul JoliDspn has resigned his position  as superintendent of the Hall Mires  smelter in order to go to Mexico. His  position was taken last Wednesday by  W. C. Nichols, foimerly of Newfoundland, and a man'said to be experienced in  pyritic smeltiug. Mr. Nichols retained  his prsition twenty four hours. During  that time things got badly mixed nt the  smelter, and, among other mishaps, tLe  blast furnaces "froze up," cinsing a  temporary shut dowu. Whether Mr.  Nichols resigned voluntary or nt the  request of the management, is impossible  to say at the preseut time. ���������  The retirement of Mr. Nichbln resulted  in theimmediate appoiutment otR-best  R. Hedley", who will act as superintendent from tbis time on.  City Marshal Adams of Kaslo and his  assistants are very timch' disgusted nttbe  clever manner in which they were tricked  by a woman.    On Saturday last  they  arrested Mrs. Mary Gleim on a charge of  haviug received stolen property and ou  Mouday the woman  was committed for  trial by Mayor, Green and Justice G.Q.\  Buchanan.. Her bonds were fixed at $600  and while she' was endeavoring to secure  them she was pllowed to much liberty by  the officers.    She disappeared on Wednesday and has not been eecn since.  . She bad iu her possession a quantity of  goods which were stolen from the store of  Fred    Irvine. &   Co.,   of    Nelson,   and  which  on   the   day of the preliminary  hearing  were  positively  identified   by  Herbert T. Irvine.   It   will   be., remembered that on about1 July 1, the store   of  Fred Irvine was  burglarized and about  $600.00 worth of  silks, laces nnd small .  articles taken.   It seems that the defendant Mrs. Gleim wns at thc time   in   Nelson, nnd suspicion later rested up'jn her,.  her calling being tbat of a peddler.   Her  premises were thoroughly   searched to .-.  no purpose, but she   was  watched   with  the result thnt another attempt to locate  the goods in ber possession was made at.  Kaslo last. Saturday  at   Mrs.   Gleim's  room.   This time a part of the goods, as  as identified by Mr. Irvine, were found in  the womau's trunks.     She.claimed she  had purchased tbe'sntius, laces and slippers found in her possession from a jew  peddler.   She snid she hnd n receipt for  the money, but she  could  not   find   it.  She brought Belle Smith,a negro woman,  who swere thnt she saw the transaction  and had loaned Mrs. Gleim $20 to make  the purchase.    Another wituess swore,  however, that Mrs. Gleim. told   her. she.  had not" purchased the goixb from a jew.  Sbe was placed under bonds and was'  allowed to go around -town in company  witb, a constable to get sureties.   She  failed to get them and for some reason, -  was nllowed to stop at the Henry house  on Wednesday "night, the jail accommo-.  dations probably not being .sufficiently  good to suit ber fastidious taste.   When  the careful guardians of the peace the  next day went, to see that their charge  was safe,  they could not. find her and at  last accounts they were still hunting for  ber.   She has disappeared as completely-  as if tbe earth had opened and swallowed,  her up.   Some are of the opinion tbat  she is in hiding in "Kaslo while others  think the  is beaded for Bonner's Ferrv  soasto'get'ncross'the line at the'earliest���������'  possible moment.   It is thought that she  is directly   connected   with'a   gang., of-  robbers.   Thd burglary of Fred Irvino's  store last July was certainly the work^of  expert thieves' and the goods taken were  as carefully selected as though they had  been judged by a woman.   Mis. Gleim is  n large fleshy woman who usually wears  a veil over her face.   _��������� -\  ������������������' "   THE GRANITE CLAIM.  TOAD MOUNTAIN MINES.  The case of McKinney, the negro,   .  has again been continued until next istics which would lead to the belief that  Tuesday.      It was to have "come up i he was a criminal-   He is about 25 years  for bearing today, but owing to tbe j of   age.     Constable Mountain brought  (307,706 cases; in 1S95, 600,889; and,last'absence of Judge Forin in Rossland it' bim to Nelson  tolal pack for the whole Province was  year, an "off"' year, it reached 616,482.  With the northern pack added to that of  the Fraser river, the total tbis year will  be over the one million mark.  last night and tbe neces-  was again continued imtil next Tues- \ sary extradition papers will probably be  dav. McKinney, aliout two years ago,' made out today. Tbe prisoner is wanted  stabbed a woman at Kaslo, but was in Baxter countv, Arkansas, for a mnr-  onlv recently apprehended. ; der committed   there  sane  time  ago.  The Investor and Kthel II. Show up Well  I'nilcr Development.  The Investor and Ethel H. owned by  Jasper Phair, and V-/2 miles south west  of the Silver King on Toad Monntain  are making fine showings. " Samples  brought down from them are attracting  much attention. The ore from tbe Investor shows a vast amount of peacock  copper and an assay from surface rock is  said to have given a result of 860. The  Ethel II. carries considerable galena and  a recent assay gave 20 per cent copper,  $34.10 iu gold aud 10 ounces in silver.  Mr. Phair says tbe ledge varies from three  to five feet iu width aud on the Investor  shows tbe full length of the claim-  They  Will Appeal.  The attorneys for J. J. Malone and A.  Trt-gillu3 who wera fined by Magistrate  Crease for erecting a frame building  within tbe fire limits, contrary to the fire  bylaw, state that the case will be appealed to the higher court*.  Bondholder* arc I'ucoverlUK II ���������A He*  " nmrkaftlc Assay. '  The bond-holders of. the Granite claim  on Eagle creek have done a considerable  amount of development work during the  past week or two, the principal attention  having been given to gronud sluicing.  Six feet of very rich ore has been uncovered which is two feet wider than the  original strike. So far every dollars'  worth of work that has been done hns  given a result which has far exceeded  expectations of tho interested parties. A  recent assay said to be an average of the  oxides gave a result of thirty-six ouuees,  sixteen pennyweights of gold, valued at  $730 and seventeen ounces in silver-,.  valued at eight dollars and eighty-four  cents, making a total of S744.84. Mr.  Andrew Jet sen, acting in behalf of the)  bond-holders, states that the bond will  be takeu up and the payment made wheu  it becomes due.  GOVERNMENT SALE OF LOTS  Will   he   Held   Itiiriuc   the .'Early Part or  Next Mouth.       J  The government sale of lots will take  place in. Nelson, during tbe early part of  next month and will be under the direction of Auctioneer Waterman. The sale  will include every piece and parcel of  government land within the corporate  limits of tbe city..excepting block 49.  This news will be hailed with delight by  tbe squattera ,wbo are occupying government land. For it will give them the  relief tbey bave loug been praying for.  It is presumed that the squatters preference right to purchase will be recognized as in the past.  ~y\ THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, iS97.  Wxt JHitm*.  TUB MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  ���������will bt mailed to jny address in Canada or  the United States foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRA C7 AD VER TISEMENTS in-  strtea'at thi rat* olSjper column inch, fer  month.  7RANSIMNT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at tit rate of IJ cents per 'nonpareil  line first insertion, and to cents per linefot  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods' than three  . months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address ef the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice  ADOHISt  THg MiNinPMNTiNti * Publishing Co  NELSON.   ������.0.  BLOW AT CANADIAN RAILWAYS  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethera Invited.  W. B. Shaw. Socrctary.  ���������   I. O. O.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No! IG, meets every Monday night,  at  their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON. Secretary.  SATURDAY, SEPT.'4,   1897.  PROVINCIAL   POLITICS.  There is very good reason to believe  that the next session of the legislature  will convene a month or six weeks  earlier than usual. By this move the  government hopes to test the allegiance of its doubtful supporters, to  gauge the strength of. the Opposition  <-' in the House and to force the elections without delay. ' Among the  Ministerialists the opinion appears to  prevail    that,  unless  extraordinary  " measures are resorted to there is not a  ghost of a chance for them to control  the Province for another four years.  They dread the appearance of Speaker  'Higgins in the ranks of the Opposition  and are fearful lest eight or nine of  the members who have hitherto supported them will follow his example  and walk over to the other side of the  House. The main hope of the ringsters lies in the unorganized condition  of the friends of good goveanment.  By holding the elections at the earliest  possible date they.expect to catch the  Opposition incapable of a successful  contest. " "���������  In the meantime the Victoriacrowd  is spending money right and left.  Afraid to hold {public meetings where  opportunity would be furnished to  propound annoying questions concerning maladministration, etc., the campaign fund is being squandered in es  tablishing friendly' newspapersHin ^al-  " most every v electoral district. The  coal barons of Vancouver Island have  avoided proper taxation for such a long  time that they can well afford to contribute handsomely towards a subsidized press. What is 825,000" or $30,-  000 to them for election purposes when  " they can save 875,000 to 8100,000 a  year in taxes! They have duped the  people for years?' and evidently have  arrived at the conclusion that thc -lies  of hired newspapers are sufficient to  keep the electors in ignorance "and  bondage.  The friends of good government-have  no money for a campaign fund; the  cause they espouse does not call for  such methods.0 But organization by  them is absolutely necessary. Not a  ��������� moment should be lost in ��������� arranging  the details for a campaign that will  . shortly be in full swing.  From reports received from' Northwest Kootenay/the Yale divisions, the  Fraser river districts and the princi-  pal centers at the Coast, it is learned  that the keenest interest is being manifested in the political situation, and  the spirit of Reform is spreading to  such an unprecedented extent that the  stan chest government supporters  are thoroughly arlarmed. The secret divulged by a prominent Minis-  terilist while on a protracted spree in  the South Yale district recently, tothe  effect that the coal barons were willing  to spend 850,000 in the next elections,  has spread throughout the length and  breadth of the Province, and honest  electors are almost wild with indignation. Miners, farmers and merchants  are beginning to realize that, for years  past they have paid more than their  share of taxes.  There is little doubt but that section  22 of tbe new United States tariff law-  will operate disasterously against  Canadian railways carrying freight  into the United States through Canada from another country. While here  last week, Vice-president Shaughnessy  of the C. P. R. stated that the business  of his company in the Orient would  suffer severely from this provision.  The section referred to provides that  a discriminating duty of 10 per cent,  ad valorem,  in addition to the duties  imposed  by law, shall be levied on-all  goods,  wares and merchandise which  shall be imported in  vessels not of the  United States,   or   which,   being the  production   or  manufacture   of  any  foreign country not contiguous to the  United States,   shali come   into   the  United States from such contiguous  country; but that this discriminating  duty shall not apply to goods, wares  merchandise which   shall be imported in vessels not  of  the United  States entitled   at   the   time of such  importation by treaty or convention  to  be  entered   in  the   ports  of. the  United States on payment of the same  duties as   shall   then  be  payable on  goods,    wares and   merchandise  imported in vessels of the United States,  nor to such foreign products or manufactures  as   shall be  imported  from  such contiguous countries in the usual  course of strictly retail trade.  The specific question which has led  to the necessity of construing this  provision arose out of the circumstance  that a large invoice of teas and other  goods from Japan had been received at  the port' of Chicago over a Canadian  railway. The collector of the port  asked the U. S. secretary of the treasury whether the 10 per cent, discriminating duty provided for in the section  referred to applied to those goods.  The department has decided that goods  entering the United States through  Canada in transit, from another  country were not importations from  Canada, and are consequently subject  to the duty.  SILVER AND WHEAT.  THE BOARD OF HEALTH.  Although the last legislature voted  $5000 for the expenses of the boaird of  health, the only individuals who appear to have experienced any particular benefit from the appropriation are  the secretary of the  board and  his  henchman, the inspector.   The former  receives a salary of $100 per month,  and the" later draws down $1500 a year.  Both men alsol receive travelling expenses when they take a notion. to  tour the country.   The communities���������  especially   in   Kootenay���������that  have  been visited by Secretary Duncan and  Inspector Phillips-Wolley, know only  too���������wel I^the ~ uselesshess "of "these  junketing trips tb need any  reminder  from the public press. "' The Miner  has yet  to   be   informed  as to why  these   two   officials  should  hunt   in  couples    simply   for. recreation    at  the public expense.   Until they give  far greater evidence of really earning  their salaries, the belief that the two  offices could be just as well combined  in one, will always remain a fixed idea  in the public mind.   There is, however,  little reason to hope for "such economy.  Dr. Duncan has a strong pull with the  Turner-Rithet-Dnnsmuir crowd,   and  Captain  Phillips-Wolley   has,   or nt  least had,  too big a mortgage on the  Cranbrook   estate    to   retire  simply  because sound economy dictates that  he should do so.   It is safe to saythat  a man in the captain's position may  even   go   to   the  length   of  writing  Opposition editorials for the Victoria  Province^ while   serving   the government,  and in no way jeopardize his  job.    Yes;  a man  who can hold a fat  government position simply  because  the interest on his mortgage is- not  paid promptly, can do -pretty nearly  what he likes���������for a while.  The Vancouver World is ti enabling  in its shoes at the report published in  the Nanaimo Free Press that Messrs  Maxwell and Innes, M.s P., contemplate leaving Federal politics for the  Provincial arena. Foiled in its senatorial asperations and beaten in the  Provincial Seld, the World is soon to  realize that the way of the transgressor is hard.  A good motto for the Vancouver  AVorld: Give me a senatorsbip, or  give mo pap.  The Cincinnati Enquirer, whose editor is the best informed writer on-the  financial, question at present doing  newspaper work in the United States,  is making a red hot-fight in Ohio for  the cause of bi-metalism, and has so  far met no foe worthy of his steel.  He gets after the New York Tribune  in this forcible style:  "Theie should be a kindergarten established to   overcome   the infantile  ignorance of writers like tbe one who  wrote about  "Silver and Wheat" in  the New York Tribune, of the 19th.  If be knew better than to sny what, he  did, then he ought to be given tbe advantages   of  a  reform    school.     He  thinks, or pretends to think; that the  "Bryanites" contend that tho prices of  silver and wheat have always   been  "closely linked together."   The   contention of the Bryanites, and also of  the leading writers on political economy the world over, is that the appreciation of gold, caused by the demonetization of silver, is represented by  tbe decline during the last 20 years in  the general range of prices of 45 leading commodities as given in the standard tables printed in the London Economist, and accepted as correct by; all  intelligent monometallists as well  as  bimetallists.   This fall  in prices was  nearly co-incident with the fall in the  price of silver, and wheat, as a leading  commodity, was   frequently used to  illustrate the fact.   It never was contended by anybody that a failure of  the wheat crop would not, for that  year, result in a larger price for tbe  reduced amount of wheat that could  be gathered.   The rise in the price of  wheat, caused by the failure of crops  in other great wheat-producing countries, has not caused a rise in the price  of the other 44 leading commodities  which furnish the basis for the table  above referred to.   Silver has taken a  sudden drop partly because of its.de-  monetization in Japan, partly because  the gold nations which use it for subsidiary   coinage  have   suspended   its  purchase temporarily���������which they will  have to resume���������but mainly because  of the famine, and insurrection in India, which have paralyzed that great  wholesale customer which has always  been a strong support of the silver  market.   If it will afford the writer in  the Tribune any satisfaction we will  suggest to him the following self-evident propositions:  1. If nobody buys silver and. no  government, coins it, it will not be  worth- anything at all.  2. If silver should be restored to its  full former rights at the mint, it would  agaiii be worth its weight in coin' at  the rate of,371������ grains of, pure silver to  the dollar (the- remaining 41i; grains  being alloy), and that would be $1.29  an ounce.  3. If gold were totally demonetized,  the four thousand millions of gold  coin now in existence .would make  such a glut in the bullion market that  gold would probably not sell for as  much as a dollar a pound.  4. If there should..be a failure next  year of the wheat crop in all countries,  including our own, wheat might go as  high as $5 a bushel���������Si- even 810���������if  only enough could be raised tp feed  the_l'sound_moneyILnien=of_wea.lthand  their wives and children.  -5. If there should be an unusually  large crop. of , wheat in all the wheat-  growing countries next year, it would  be so abundant that it might go down  to 25 cents a bushel, And then, if "the  leading" nations of the world would  prohibit the grinding of wheat-into  flour, it would probably go down to 10  cents a bushel. After that the production would cease.  The Tribune writer will readily see  that silver might go back to 81.29 an  ounce, and wheat might go down to 10  cents a bushel; and yet all this does  not in any manner controvert the established fact that there has been a  decline during the last 20 years of 40  per cent, in the generalrange of prices  of 45 leading 'commodities, including  wheat and silver, and that it has been  caused by the demonetization of- silver."  The Miner has received a letter  from Mr. Robert Day, a director of  thc Hall Mines, limited, which corrects  an error in the account of the earlier'  history of the Silver King mine, published in last week's issue. Mr.'Day  states that the late Mr. Atkins, who  acquired a half interest in the Silver  King group from the Halls, did not  secure the services of Victoria men to  jump tbo property, but acted in an  honorable manner in all bis transactions with tbe original locators.  Stt������Fp^AhBmiS^?l.-iC,iu*l0n Rcstaur'l������t an(1 ls Prepared to serve tho Best Moar  ������ tho City.   A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.   All white help.  'ao Baker street, 4 doors north of post office.  The Minek will be obliged if tbe  Vancouver World will exercise more  care in quoting the Kootenay press  concerning the railroad and smelter  question in this district. In a recent  issue the World endeavors to make  this journal responsible for a statement that never appeared in these  columns.  COOL REFRESHING *W������  -^.NELSON   SODA  WATER   FAOTOffr^-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                       Orders delivered promptly.  029  g- o. box: sa   Tlie Shooting Gallery B:  .TflTT'N"   MTTPS   Baker Street.  UUJJ.1*   IYIIJjIjO   Opposite Tremont Hotel.  open  for the first time  son.   Prizes will be given  cek   to week   for   the  highest scores.  Call and see me.  739  MR. HIGGINS VISIT.  The &iirukcr or the Legislative Assembly  Sliciiils ������ ���������������!���������>- iu Nelson.  Hon. D. W. Higgins, speaker of the  legislative assembly, spent last/Thursday  in Nelson. He is ou his way to Victoria  where be will remain for five or six weeks  before returning to Kootenay. Private  business brought Mr. Higgins here. He  declined to discuss politics.  During the last month Speaker Higgins bas visited most of the mining districts of the interior and noticed a marked  activity in every camp. In the Boundary  country he was particularly impressed  with the mineral resources which, he  says, only require railway facilities to  rank in equal importance with those of  Kootenay.  Mr. Higgins vigilance is responsible  for the correction of a false impression  that prevails in some localitiesrconcem-  ing the provincial voters' list. It appcais  that Government Agent Norris of Yule  district has published a notice that the  voter's list is closed after lhe sitting of  the court of revision. Mr. Higgins says:  "The statement of Mr. Norris that 'after  revision the list will be closed and such  list will be the voters list for the coming  year' is incorrect. The system of registration iu force in this Provinee is continual- It is true that a court of revision  is.held in August of each year but the  lists, are never closed. Any duly qualified person may send to tbe collector of  votes in the district in which he resides  an application to have his name placed  on the voters' list and after the name .of  such applicant shall have been posted for  a period of two months without objection  having been filed tlie collector is required  to insert,, the name, on the voters'list.  (See Chap. 38, B.C. Con.) There is no  such thing as a "closed" list under our  system. If Mr. Norris' construction were  to prevail no names could be added after  June 2 of. each year and'thousands of  qualified voters would be disqualified at  tbe next election.  If collectors in other districts have  misread ^the law similarly there will be  no eDd to the confusion, disappointment  ard illegality next year. Immediate  steps should be taken to properly instruct  Mr. Norris and all other collectors who  may^labor under the same misappre-  hehBion.'-*---��������� --��������� "1-*-^i'   Nelson Shoe Store  o  A Full and Complete Line of   f\\ P n      1   i  Spring Goods just received        vllCa])-   IOf    LaSH!  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584)   ������ NELSON, B. C.  Lawrence ...  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners'and Builders'  h: abd ~w ^licr :e  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application: ���������-  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  . : TEL.   21.      ,     B-A-K-EK,   STREET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  rBOFfKSlOSAI. CABOS.  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan City. 151  L  GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  .   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  (134)  DK-vr1!- E- ,I,I������IjL- RESIDENT DENTIST,  - Nelson, B.C. Gold and Porcelain Crowns  inserted, old teeth treated by the lutest  methods, 'iceth extracted without pain by  (jiving laughing gas.   Terms strictly cash.   Oil  GEO. A. B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND 8UR-  geon.- Otlice, Baker street, 3 doors west  of potitoftlcc, up stairs.  (571)  ASSAYING.  .Bayers,to  KOBMNS& LANG. AS-  __ ..,-,,_-_,���������, >Var Eagle and Associated  Companies, Kossland \^ol)  Ever brought into Kootenav.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47 Telephone No. io  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  FOR EVERY KIND OF HEAD  But  Our  . Are Specially Reduced to Clear  Don't Miss Them  :f. O.  STORE  J.  A. GILKER  71   51. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  z-^r *������?- Insurant  illl(l   Jlining   Broker,  bandon, B. C. jjjo .  The Toronto Telegram says; Not a  dollar of Canadian money should be  spent in building telegraph'lines or in  making roads which the United States  will have power to close against. No  advantages from the standpoint of  economy ought to commend the teler  graph line or a road through American  or disputed territory to the favor of  the Canadian government. Whatever  is done on the Yukon ought to be done  primarily for benefit of Canada, and if  the Yukon proves as rich as it is said  to be, the only way Canada can benefit  is by the construction of an all-Canadian road and telegraph, line to the  Klondike region.  The Kamloops Sentinel says that  FrankBarnard, who has been in Vernon  recently, is sizing up East Yale with a  view to the coming elections. It has  been rumored for some time that Mr.  Barnard intends seeking a seat in the  legislative assembly in the interests of  the Turner-Rithet-Dunsnmir party.  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER.  Solicitor, etc.    Solo Agent forthcCana  dian  Fire Insurance Co.  Alining properties for sale  Real  Estate and  Slocan City, B.C.  -   (541) -  r^J.ORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  \JT .and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C- Room No. i,. over  Thomson & Co.'s Book-Store. ' till  WANTED.  POSI [TON���������By young married man as bookkeeper or clerk.   Best of reference,  Address: ��������� E. A. B.,  "19 Care Office. .  HOUSEKEEPER AND "WAITER wanted  at the Silver King hotel. 748  FOR RENT���������Pleasant furnished front room  on ground floor. Apply at cottage next door to  ���������Mixer office.  Holiday Goods.  Plags, Cameras, Hammocks,  Sporting Goods, Pishing  Tackle, Lunch Baskets, -  Everything at  Thomson Stationery Go. Ll  ������be ^Dominion  &%oan  n  TORONTO, ONTARIO  SUBSCEIBED CAPITA! OYER-$3,000,000  MONEY TO LOAN  Cn Easy Monthly Payments Regulated  to Suit tbe Borrower.  SPECIAL   FEATURES.g������!������������t0besub8Cribedfor  No Forfeitures.  No. of Payments guaranteed  C. D. J. CHRISTIE, Agent  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  B. C  712  IJS'COarWE'oiR.A.TEID  THE  1670.  Hudson's Bay  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be ,the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C- THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 4   1897  BARKER'S LOCK.  BY   BRET   1IAKTE.  Copyright, 1895.  A bird twittered. The morning sun  aMnlng through tho opon -window was  Apparently moro potent than the cool  mountain ulr which hud only caused the  ���������looper to curl a littlo more tightly In his  blankets. ' .Marker's eyes opened Instantly upon tho light, and the bird on the  window lodge. Like all healthy young  animals,, ho would have tried to sleep  again, but with his momentary consciousness camo the rocollection tnat it wns  his turn to cook tho breakfast that morning, and ho regretfully rolled out of his  bunk to tho floor. Without stopping to  dress he opened the door and stoppod outside, - secure in tho knowlodgo that he  wus overlooked only' by tho Siorras, and  plunged bis head nnd shoulders lu the  bucket of cold water that stood by tlie  door. Then ho began to clotho himself,  partly in' tlio cabin and partly in the  open air, with a lapso between the putting on of his trousers nnd coat, which  ho employed in bringing in wood. Raking togother tho fow embers on tho nil-  obo hearth, not without a prudent regard  to tho rattlesnako which had onco been  dotectod in haunting tho warm ashes, ho  bognn to prepare breakfast. By _ this  time tlio othor sleepers, his partners,  Stacy and Dcmorest, young men of about  his own age, wore awake, alert and lazily critical of his progress.  "I don't cure about my quail on toast  being underdone for breakfast," said  Stncy,, with n yawn, "and you needn't  servo with red wine. I'm not feeling  very peckish this morning."  '' And I reckon you 'cnu knock off tho  fried oysters after tho Spanish mackerel  for mo," said Doinorest, gravely, "llie  fact is that last bottle of Veuve and  Clicqot wo had for supper wasn't as dry  as I am this morning. '���������  Accustomed to those rogular Banne-  cido FuggL'Stlons, Barkor mado no direct  reply. Prosdntlyi looking up from tho  fire, he said: "There's no more salern-  tus, so you mustn't blame mo if tho biscuit is extra heavy. I told you we had  none whon you went to tho grocery yesterday."  "And I told you we hadn't a rod cent  to buy any with, said Stacy," who was  also treasurer; "put these two negatives  together and you mako tlio affirmative���������  saleratus. Alix freely and bake In a hot  ovon."  Nevertheless, after n toilet as primitive as Barker's, they sat down to what  ho had prepared, with the keen appetite*  begotten of the mountain air, and the regretful fastidiousness, born of the recollection of better things. Jerked beef,  frizzled with salt pork in a fryiug pan,  boiled potatoes, biscuit and coffee composed the ropast. The biscuits, however,  proving roinarkably heavy after the first  mouthful, woro usod as missiles, thrown  through the open-door at an empty bottle which hnd previously served as a  mark for revolver practice, and a few  moments later pipes woro Ut to counteract tho effects of tiie nieal and take the  tnste out of their mouths. Suddenly  they hear the sound of horses' hoofs,  saw tho quick passage of a rider in thu  open 'space, beforo the cabin, and the  smart impact upon thu table of somo  small object thrown by him. It was  tho regular morning delivery of tho country newspapor.  "tlo's getting to bo a mighty sure  shot," said Domorest, approvingly, looking at his upset can of coffee as ho picked up tho pnpor, rolled into a cylindrical  wad ns tightly as'a cartridge, and began  to straighten it out. This was no easy  matter as tho sheet had evidently been  roiled while rat damp from tho press,  but Demorost oventually openod lt, and  ensconced himself behind it.  "Nary nowsf asked Stacy.  "No! There nover is anyl said Dem orest, scornfully. "We ought to'stop thc  paper.  "You mean the paper man ought to.  We don't pay him, said Barker, gently.  --f-"Well���������that's the same-thing,-Smnrtyl-  No news, no pay ! Hallo! he continued,  his cyos suddenly riveted on the paper.  Thon, - aftor tlie fashion . of ordinary  humanity, ho stopped short and road tlifc  interesting item to himself. When he had  finished he brought his list and tha paper  togother, violently down upon the tabic.  "Nqw, look at this! Talk of luck will  you! Just think of lt. Hero are wo���������  hard working men with lots of sabe, too  ���������grubbln' away on this hill side like  niggers, glad to got onough at the end ot  the day to pay for our soggy biscuits and  horso. bean coQoa,,and just look what  falls into the lap of some - lazy, snenkin'  greenhorn who nover did a ^stroke, of  work lu his life. Here are we���������with no  foollshnoss, no nirs nor graces and yet  inon who would do credit to twlco that  nmnUut of luck, and sooni born to do It,  too���������and we're set nsldo for somo, long,  lank pen-wiping scrub who just knows  enough to sit down on his ollico stool  and hold on to a hit of papor."  "What's up now?" askod Stacy, with  the carolossness bogotton of familiarity  with his partner's extravagance.  s "Listen," said Dcmorest, reading:  "Another unprecedented rise has1 taken  placo in tho shares of tho Yollow Hammer's ilrst extension mine since tho sinking of tho now shaft.. lt was quoted yesterday at ten thousand dollars a' foot.  When lt is remembered that scarcely two  years ago tho original shares, issued at  fifty dollars per share, had dropped to  only fifty cents per share, it will bo seen  .that those who wero ablo to hold on  hnve got a good thing."  "What mlno did you say.?" askod Barker, looking up meditatively" from the  dishe3 he was already washing.  "The Yellow Hammer flrst extension,"  roturned Domorest. shortly.  "I used to have some shares in that,  and I thin*- I havo them still," said  Barker, musingly.  "Yes," said Dem orest, promptly, "the  paper speaks ot it hero. We understand,"  ho continued, reading aloud, "that our  eminent fellow-citizen, Georgo Barker,  otherwise known as 'Get Left Barker,'  nnd'Chucklehoad' was one of tho fortun-  . ate Individuals."  "No," said Barker, with a slight flush  of innocent pleasure, "it can't say that.  How could it know?"  Stacy laughed, but Demorest coolly  continued. "You didn't hear all,  Listen! , 'We say-was one of theni, but  having already sold his apparently useless certificates to our popular druggist,  Jones, for corn plasters at a reduced  rate, he is unable to realize"  "You may laugh, boys," said Barker,  with simple seriousness;, "but 1 really  believe I havo got 'cm yet. Just -wait.  I'll see!" He rose and began to'drag  out a well-worn valise from under his  bunk.     ''You see," he continued, "they  wero given to me by - an old chap In return for���������"  "Kor saving his life by delaying tho  Stockton boat that afterwards blew up,"  returned Demorest brlofly. "We kuow  it all. His hair was white and his hand  trembled slightly as ho laid' these shares  in yours, saying, and you nevor forget  the words: 'Tako 'em, young man,  and' "���������  : "For lending him two thousand dollars now," continued Barkor with a  simple ignoring of tho interruption as he  qubtly brought out the valise.  "Two thousand dollars!" repeated  Stncy. "Whon did you have two thousand dollars!"' c  "When I lirst left Sacramento���������throe  year ago," said Barkor, unstrapping the  vallso.  "How long did you havo it," said Domorest, incredulously.  "At least two days, I think," returned  Barkor, quietly. "Thon I met tliat man.  He was hard up, and I lent bim my  pile and took thoso shares. Ho died aftor-  wards.''  "Of course he did," said Demorest,  severely. "They always do. Nothing  kills a man more quickly than an action  of that kind." Nevertheless the two partners regarded Barker rummaging among  somo looso clothes aud papers with a  kind of paternal toloration. "If you  can't find thom  bring out your . Govern-  my  boy I"    said  Demorest,  truth,   old man I"  said  ANOTHER-     UNPRECEDENTED      RISE      IIAS  - TAKEN*  PLACE J IN   THE   SHARES   OF THE  YELLOV.  ment bonds." suggested Stacy. Butthe  next moment, Hushed and triumphant,  Barker rose from liis knees and camo towards thorn carrying somo papers in his  hands. Demorost seized them from him,  opened tncin, spread them on the table,  examined hurriedly tlie date, signatures  nnd transfers, glanced ' again quickly at  the newspaper paragraph, looked wildly  at Stacy, and then at Barker,' and  gasped: .������  "By the living hickey!���������it is so !"  'B'gosh! he has got 'em!'" echoed  Stacy.  "Twenty shares," continued Demorest,  breathlessly, "at two thousand dollars a  share���������ovon if It's only a part���������is two  hundred thousand dollars!   Jerusalem!"  "Tell me, fair sir," said Stacy, with  sparkling eyes, "hast still left in yonder  caskot any. rare jewels, rubles,, sarcenet  or links of fine gold? Feradventure a  pearl or two may havo been overlooked!"  "No���������that's nil," roturned Barker,  simply.  "You hear. him!. Rothschild says  'that's all.' Princo Esterhazy says ho  hasn't another red cent���������only two hundred thousand dollars."  "What ought I to do, boys?" askod  Barker, timidly glancing from ono to tho  other. Yet ho remembered with dolight  all that day and for many a year afterwards that he only saw in their faces unselfish joy and affection at that supreme  moment.  "Do?." said Domorest,, promptly.  "Stand on your head and yell! No,, stop!  Come hore !" Ho seized both Barker and  Stacy by the hand,' and ran out into  the open air. Here thoy danced violently with clasped hands arounft a small  buckeye, in perfect silence, and then returned to tho cabin, grave but perspiring.     -  "Of courso," said Barker, wiping his  _forohcad,2-'.w.e^ll-just_got_some,inonoy;on-  theso certificates and buy up that next  claim which belongs to old Carter,  where you know we thought we saw  tho indication."  , -"We'll do nothing of the kind," said  Domorest, decidedly. "Wo ain't in it.  THat money is yours, old chap���������every  cent of lt���������property acquired beroro mnr  riage, you know, nnd tho' only thing  we'll do is to be d���������d before we'll seo you  drop a dime of It in this God-forsakon  hole.    No!"  "But we're partners,"   gasped Barkor.  "Not in this! Tho utmost wo can do  for you, Opulent Sir���������thougli lt ill  becomes us horny-handed sons of toil to  rub shoulders with Dives���������is ��������� perchance  to dine with you���������to take a pasty and a  glass of Malvoislo���������at somo - restaurant  in Sacramento���������when -you'vo got things  flxod, in honor of your return to affluence.   But moro would ill   become us!"  "But what aro you going to do?" said  Barkor, with a half-hysterical, half  frislitoned smilo.  "Wo havo not yot looked through bur  luggage," said Demorest* with invinc-  iblo gravity,. "and there's a secret recess  ���������a doublo fond���������to my portmanteau,  known only to a trusty pago which has  not been disturbed since I loft my ancestral home in Faglnla. Thero may ho a  fow lirst debentures of Erie, or what not,  still there. V  "I felt some strange disc-like protuberances 'in my,, dresssuit tho other day  but belike, they arc but poker chip*,"  said Stacy, thoughtfully.  An uneasy feeling crept over Barker.  Tho color which had left his fresh cheek  returned to it quickly, and ho turned  his eyes away. Yet he had Eeeu nothing  in his companions' eyes but affection ���������  with even a certain kind of tender commiseration that- deepened his uneasiness. "I suppose," he said, desperately,  after a pause, "I ought to go ovor to  Bloomville and mako some inquiries."  "At the bank! old chap! at the bank,"  6ald Demorest, emphatically. "Tako  my advice and don't go anywhere olse.  Don't breathe "a word of your luck to  anybody. And don't, whatever you do,  bo "tempted" to sell just now; you don't  know how high that stock's going to  jump yet."  "I thought," stammered Barker, tbat  you boys might lite to go over with me."  "WTe can't afford to take another holiday on grub wages, and we're only two  to work to-day, said Demorest, with a  slight increase of color and the faintest  tremor in his voice. "And it won's do,  old chap, for ns to bo seen bumming  round with you on the heels of your  good fortune^ For everybody knows  we're poor, and sooner or later evcry-  body'll know you were rich even when  you first came to us.  "Nonsense!" said Barker, indignantly.  "Gospel,  shortly.  <  '���������'.The  frozen  Stacy.  Barker took up hia hat with some  stiffness and moved towards the door.  Here he stopped Irresolutely���������an irresolution that seemed to communicate .Itself  to his partners. There was a moment's  awkward silence. Then Demorest suddenly seized bim by the shoulders with a  grip that, was half a caress and walked  him rapidly to the door. "And now,  don't stand foolln' with us, Barker boy,  but just trot off like a little man and  get your grip on that fortune; and when  you'vo got your hooks in lt, hang on  liko grim death. You'll"���������ho hesitated  for an Instant only, possibly to find tho  laugh that should have rfecompanied his  speech���������"you're suro to Una us hore when  you got back."  Hurt to tho quick, but restraining his  feelings, Barker clapped his hat on his  head and walked quietly away. The two  partners stood watching him In silence  until his figure was lost in the underbrush. Thon thoy spoke.  "Like him, wasn't it?" said Demorest.  "Just him���������all overt" said Stacy.  "Think of him having that stock stowed away all these years and nover even  bothering his dear old head  about lt."  "And think of his wanting to put the  whole thing into this rotten hillside  with us!"  "And he'd have done.lt, by gosh, and  never thought of lt again! That's  Barker."  "Dear old man I"  "Good old chap 1"  "I've been wondering if one of as  oughtn't to have gone with Mm. He's  just as likely to pour bis money into the  first lap that opens for lt," said Stacy.  "The more reason why we shouldn't  prevent him, or seem to prevent him,"  said Demorest, almost fiercely. "There  will be knaves and tools enough who  will try to put the Idea of our using him  into his simple heart without that. No.  Let bim do as he likes with lt���������but let  him bo himself I I'd rather bave him  come back to us, even after he's lost the  money���������his old self, and empty-banded,  than try to change tho stuff God put Into  him and mako him more like' others."  Tho tone and manner were so different  from Demorest's usual levity, that Stacy  waa silent. After a pause, he said:  "Well, we shall miss him on the hillside,  won't wo."  Demorest did not reply. Beaching out  his,hand abstractedly he wrenched off a  small slip from a sapling neur him and  began slowly to pull the leaves off one by  one, until thoy wero all gone. Then he  switched It In the air, struck his bootleg  smartly with it and snid, roughly:  "Come, let's* go to work," and strode  awny.  Meantime Barker on his way to Boom-  vllle was no less singular in his manner.  Ho kept up his slightly-affected attitude  until ho had lost sight of the cabin.  But. being of a simple nature, his eino -  tlons wete loss complex. If he - had not  seen the undoubted look Cf affoctlon In  tho'eyos of his partners ho would have  imagined that they were jealous of his  good fortune. Yet why had they refused  his offer to share lt with them? Why had  they' so strangely assumed that their  partnership with hiin had closed? .Why  had they declined to go with him? Why  hnd this money���������of which he had thought  so little - and for which he had cared so  little���������changed them' towards him? It  had not changed him���������ho was the same 1  Ho remembered how thoy had often  talked nnd laughed over a "prospective  stroke" in mining and speculated what  they would '. do with the money ! And  now that "luck" had occurred to one of  them, individually, the effect was only  to alienate them ! Ho could not mako it  out! He was hurt, wounded���������yet oddly  enough he was conscious now of a certain  power within him to hurt and wound in  retribution. He was rich ; ho would let  thom seo ho could do without them ! He  was quite free now to think only of himself and .Kitty!  For lt must be recorded that, with all  tho young gentlomnn's simplicity and  unselfishness; with all his loyal attltudo  to his partners, his first thought at tho  ^moment he grasped thefact of his wealth  was of a young lady. It was Kitty  Carter, tho daughter of tho hotel-keeper  at Boomvllle, who owned the claims  that the partners had mutually coveted.  That a pretty girl's faco should flash upon  him with his conviction that he was  now a rich man meant, perhaps, no disloyalty to his partners, whom he would  still have helped. But it occurred to  bim now, in his half-hurt, half-vengoful  state, that they had' often joked liim  about.. Kitty, and porhaps further confidence, with them was debarred.  ' And it  was only   duo- to his dignity   that  he  should now soo Kitty at once.  This was easy enough, forin tho native  PEACE RIVER MINES.  THE ATTfilFilfiOUS DLPOSITS MAY  EIVAL  KLONDIKE.  Nearly  $M.OM  Clean  irp   Thin   Vear  Three Men, Ibe Kcitalt or Three  Month*'  Work.  By  The next mining excitement will be  on the Peace river in the Northwest  Territory. Mining has been carried on  there in a slow way for years, but discoveries made this summer leave no  room to doubt that an immense  amount of gold will be taken out of  the Peace river and its tributaries dur-  the next few years. Men who are now  taking out gold in large quantities are  not trying to create a boom but are  quietly sending for friends to come  into the country and secure claims.  A young man named Johnson recently came down from Peace river  with his partner, bringing $18,000 in  gold dust. A third partner was left at  the diggings. The two men have  come south to purchase supplies for  the winter. The money brought out  was placed in a Vancouver bank. Part  ot it was drawn out for the purpose of  purchasing supplies, which were at  once shipped to Edmonton, Northwest  Territory, whence they were to be sent  to the mines by large pack trains.  The $18,000 brought out had been  cleaned up by the. three men in three  months. They went to Peace river  early in the spring, and Johnson started out in July. Johnson said all the  miners on Peace river were making  big money with the crudest appliances.  Up to the time he left only pans and  12 foot sluices had been used. Most of  the miners were not coming out this  fall, because it was possible to purchase supplies at trading posts of the  Hudson bay company near the mouth  of Peace river.  It is reported that more than 200  men are .placer mining along Peace  river at the present time, and they ai e  experiencing good results from their  efforts.  Steamboats can ascend Peace river  for a considerable, - distance and small  boats can go up nearly its entire  length. A number of its tributuries,  including Leon and Deer rivers, are  as rich as the main stream.  Peace river rises in the eastern  slopes of the Rocky mountains, a little  north of the center of British Columbia. In the northern continuation of  thesaine mountains rises the Pelly,  Stewart and other important gold-  bearing tributaries of thc Yukon.  Tliere is this important difference,  that Peace river rises in the eastern  slope of the mountains, while the  Yukon's tributaries rise on the west  side. Along Peace river north are the  Reindeer or Cariboo mountains, which  are believed to be rich in gold-bearing  quartz.  The hardy miners who played prominent parts in the Cariboo excitement  of thirty years ago explored thc country to the north and east of the head-  ->'*^1JM^till������^!i^il_wJih.-Vei'y_satis=L  CHUKCH   NOTICES.  Sunday Aug. 22, 1897.  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even iSong, 7.80 p. m. every. Sunday.  Holy Coiumuuiou on 1st and 3:d Sundays in the month, aftrr Matins; on 2ml  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. ni. Sunday  School at 2.30 p. m.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  METnomsT Cnuncit. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets Services lit ll  a. m. aud 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass nt  Nelson every Sund.-iy nt 8 nud 10.30 n. ra.  Benediction nt 7.30 to 8.00 p. in.  Baptist Church.���������Services morning  and evening nt 11 a. in. nod 7:30 p. m.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening nt 8  p. in. Meetings ore held iu the school  bouse.    Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G. lt. "Welch, Pastor.  i������^^^  Try  Vanity Fair  Cigarettes  '    Ten Cents per Packaje  W. S. Kimball & Co.  Rochester, 11. T  17> First Prize Medals.  ns:  - "B"COSH, HE IIAS GOT 'EM,"  simplicity of Boomvillo and the economic  arrangements ot her father, "she'occasionally waited upon tho hotel table. Hall  the town was always actively in love  with her;, tho. other half had been, and  was silent, cynical, but hopeless in defeat ' For Kitty was ono of thoso singularly pretty n girls occasionally met in  south-western frontier civilization whoso  distinct and original refinement of face  and figure were so remarkable and original as to cast a doubt on tha sagacity  and prescience of one parent and the  morality of the other, yet, no doubt,  with equal injustice. But the fact, remained that sho was slight, graceful, and  self-contained, and - moved beside hei  stumpy, common father and her faded,  commonplace mother in tho dining-room  of the Boomvllle hotel like some distinguished alien. The three partners,  hy virtue, porhaps, of their college edu.  cation and refined manners, had been ex*  ccptionally noticed by Kitty. And foi  somo occult reason, the more serious,  perhaps, because it had no obvious oi  logical presumption to the world generally, Barker was particularly favored.  (To be continued.)  factory, results, and although the out:  put of gold from the Peace river and  its tributaries lias fallen oiF somewhat  in recent years, the auriferous deposits  theie tire known to be rich and extensive. It is expected that next spring  will see a;great influx of miners to  that section -    '  HOTEL LICENSES.  BATCHELDER & KADISH,  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  Gold and Gold Ores Melted, Refined and Bougnt  P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash. S  -v....J.1|linr. -nr-*  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for permission to purchase  160 acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate nn  Crawford Bay. West Kootenay District, ami  commencing at a post marked E. C.' Howell,  N. W. corner; thence east 40-chains; tbenec  south 40 chains; thence west 10 chains to 1 he  shore, and thence ulong the shore to the point  of commencement. K. C. HOWKbL  July 27, 1S97 [710] l'er J. Hkhrick McGregor.  NOTICE.  Take notico that sixty, days after dale 1  intend to apply to the Chief CommiKfiionerof  Lands and works for permission to purchase  100 ncreH of unreserved Crown lands, silnaic on  Crawford Hay. Wost Kootenay District, unci  commencing ut a post marked U. s. Oddy S.K.  corner: thenco went 40 chains; ihence north ii,  chains: thence oast 40 chains; thence soutn n>  chnins. B. S. ODDY.  July 27,1897 [711] Ter J. Merrick McGregor,  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept  at Nelson.  0SG     CHARLES SiBARBE, Agent  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  OK THE  AMENDMENTS  '       .        TO TIIE  Mineral Act'  Passed by the Legislative-Assembly of the  Province of British Columbia. May 5.18i������.  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Office.  FOR SALE.  BAKER ST-  Two Lota with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  403 W. J. ������. IHrMnn. Halt rr St.  NOTICE-  West and Emerson wish to inform  the public that on and after August  1st., all .orders for wood or coal must  be left at their office ou Baker street  accompanied by the cash. All orders  will receive prompt attention.       (716)  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street. Nelson, B. (.=  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First Class Bar in connection.     Trnii-  sient rates.reHsonHble.       (58'J)  A. C. EWART  AECHITEOT  NELSON^ LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed VV. J. G. Dickson  lf������cal agent fur additinu A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending piuchasoi-B of  lots or parlies wishing informal ion,  plans or price list of t.he addition ������������������"  please apply to him  will  400  F. C. INNES.  HARNESS and  SADDLERY  Pack 1 favness. Pack Straps  Team Housings, Whips,  liriishcs. Cu,.,'us, ������������������ Hits,  Harness Oil. etc. Rciiiiii.--  iiiK a. specialty Orders  promptly attended.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  (030) ���������-   - Op]) Court Houso  The Coiuiul.iKloncr* .Meet to ftrnnl Mreimcft  - In Hotel Keeper*.~  Tbe board of license commissioners  met at 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon  nnd all members were present. Applications for licenses to sell liquor were  received as follows:  llicbnrdson & Perdue,' hotel license on  lot 10. block 2.  Frank J. Donley, hotel license on lot'  nll4, block 67.  A. II. Clements, saloon license on lot  7, block 5. .  F. A. Tamblyn, saloon license on lot 8,  block i).  P. J. Russell, bottle license, on lot 11,  block 1. *     ' '  Commissioner McDonsld moved utbiit  the consideration of lhe licenses asked  for by Richardson & Perdue; F. J. 'D Alley and O. LuDd be postponed uutil next  meeting.   Carried.  The license asked for by A. II. Clements was refused.  Commissioner McDonald moved tbat  the license asked for by F. A. Tamblyn  be KraDted.- The motion was lost aud  the license refused.  P. J. -Russell was granted a-bottle  license. ' '���������  C. F. Goodwin was directed to appear  before the board at its next meeting and  answer a complaint against his hotel.  Adjourned until September 15.  The Queen Ilolel.    -  A valuable "addition  to the  improvements on Baker street, and lo tbe list of  Nelson hostleries, is t'ie Queen hotel on  Baker strret, just east of Josephine.    It  is a three-story structure and has an imposing front, the lower \-astion of which '  will be of plate class.   Tt will contain J  thirty rooms all large, and will he open-'  ed by Messr?. RicL:ud=vn & Perdue a3 a '  first-class house in about t*ro weeks.        1  KOOTENAY    LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $j.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the lull benefits of tlie Hospital; in addition tlie  $10.00 subscribers will secure tlie  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson" 13. C. August 14 th 1896. ,  ���������Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6        6J, Nelson, B.  <*3  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial-*^  Land Surveyor.  649 NELSON, B.  C.  Say!  Are you acquainted  with  Fred Goodwin?  If not come and buy a quart of  .. Beer, 25 cents,  and get acquainted. r,<j  VICTORIA HOTEL  Hotel  Slocaj)  Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  ~Y     RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  |4ea������l<jliarters   For  Commercial' traveler*  anfc flDinino  flDeu.  First-Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (.Mil  HOLIDAY  GOODS  Flags  Cameras  Hammocks  Sporting Go.ods  .'  Fishing Tackle  Lunch Baskets  Everything at  Thomson. Stationery Co. Ltd  :ini  NKbSOX, Ii. 0.  IA������A������A������A������A������A������A������A������A������A������  PAIL  WITHOUT  H00PS4������  That means a long  lasting Pail.  Its  many  qualities tt  are unique. u  The price makes it u  available to alL  ���������*���������  O"  1/THE LB. EDDY COS������  ������ l.'S'JRATED FISREWSF.:   ���������$  ������to  FAILS, TU3S, PASS, DISHES. ETC.   <i>  ^^?A^!A*A������A^^ THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 4,.1897.  1-  ���������fT  THE NELSON ELECTRIC AND HALL  MINES 00MPASIES IB" COURT.  Tilt1.   I'i-('!i:;)i;iii!.v   lErsiri:;;; <>i' .*uini !������i:������is  ('liaised V.ilii Inlc-riVrilt;! Willi  tli<: tValt'l- Slippl.v.  The preliminary hearing of Jolui Scoley  on 11 uiiarge of diimiisinf,' iind removing a  chain attached to :t valve or water (fate  ou tlio pipe line of the Nelsou Electric  Light company, took pliiee before Police  Magistrate Crease last Tneadny afternoon  and the defendant was bound over in  $200 bonds to appear for trial befoie tbe  higher court. "When the evidence ot the  prosecution was in, the defense asked  that the case bo dismissed ou the grouud  that the defendant had uot- caused auy  material damage and that the aii'air was  the result of an old conflict between the  electric company and the smelter compauy. Mr. R. A. McDonald, counsel for  the Hall Mines, volunteered to give the  electric company a uew chain. Judge  Ctease, however,-thought n piima facin  case had been made ou!-, but as Scoley  , was a respectable man he was willing to  accept his own recognizances in lhe sum  of $200.  TtOW TIIK TltOUM-li COMMENCED.  The testimony of J. Sprout, E. I'1.  Cummings, John Malheson and Johu  Houston went lo show that'the water  had been measured aud the valve leading  to tho smelter Hume-so .adjusted that  only CO miner's inches of water would  " pass through. Tbe defendant under the  orders of Manager Croasdaile of the Hall  Mine3, had gone up later, broken the  chaiu and lifted the valve so ns to alow  a full head of water to euter thc flame.  The complaining witness, John-Houston,  testified substantially that ou August 20,  he had ordered the gate adjusted for'60  inches and wheu he went up thero in the  eveniug he found John Sooley and ten  men on the right of way. He ordered'  them off but they paid no attention to  him. When asked why he broke the  chaiu Scoley stated that he was obeying  the courts (meaning Groasdaile's) orders.  .-Witness made the remark to Scoley:  "I suppose that if Croasdailo onlored  you to kill a man you would do it."  Scoley. said no but remarked that he  knew what he was doing. The witness  then swore out the warrant agaiust  Scoley. -,       ���������  TIIK   WASHOUT  IN AUGUST.  The wituess refused to answer some  questions iu regard to trouble exis-.i..g  ' betweeii tlie electric and smelter companies but Magistrate Crease held lhat Lhe  defence-had the right to make searching  inquiries aud directed the witness to  answer. Witness said there had beeu'a  washout ou August 11 and ou August 23  a claim for thirteen hundred odd dollars  had been made against the smelter compauy. On August 25 the Hall Mines  company was notified that the electric  machines of. tbo 'electric company were  overloaded and as the smelter connection  was an isolaled'one, it would be cut out.  This was done the same day and on the  day following the water running into the  flume was cut down of CO inches. Witness had not giveu the Hall Mines coin-  ���������pany-any-previous-notiee-of-bis-intention  to cut out the lights, lie said they had  the privilege of putting in their own  lighting plaut.  "You previously threatened to cut off  the water supply?"' queried Mr. Macdonald, "You told Miles Barrett that..you  would?"  . "1 cot only told Mile3 Barrett but I-  ��������� told Paul Johnson aud others  that they  would get no more - water if I could help  it," said the witness. " , ."���������  "You knew "that the company was  applying for au injunction agaiust you  when you cut the water off," remarked  Mr. Macdonald.  "I-did not till afterwards," said the  witness, "that matter has already been  threshed out in court and thc injunction  was not granted. Wc sent men up  tliere to give them only Ihe amount of  water lhey were entitled to. Thc compauy is lighting us aud wo are fighting  tho company."  "Are you not a trille bitter?" was  asked.  "Yes, and probably you would be  bitter if you were in my place. I am  lighting for a diviueud' for pur company  ���������just the same as the shareholders of the  Hall Mines company are Gghtiug for one.  The���������probabilities are that our shareholders will uot bo disappointed. In  regard to Scoley, he is a decent sort of a  fellow but he is working for men who  think they own-thc world."  MINING NEWS.  Violation oi']Snil<liiiK Bylaw.   -  J. J. Malone and A. Tregillns appeared  before Police Magistrate Crease Mouday  morning ou a charge of unlawfully erect-  iug a frame building on Baker street,  next to the Tremont hotel. The lot upon  ' which the building was erected, is within  the newly established fire limits and  Magistrate Crease fined them fjlO and  costs.  Sew Company.  The Golden Province Mines of British  Columbia, limited, is a new corporation  registered last week at Victoria. It is  capitalized for ������125,000, and the head  ollice is iu England. The provincial  headquarters will be in charge of George  Henry Hutchinson, of Victoria.  .. Slocau ore shipments for July were live  times as great as for the same month  last year.  Tt is s;.id that lho Lucky Jim in Kaslo  eiisliict has 8100,000 worLh ot concentrating ore blocked out.  Tho owners of tho Black Fox, on the  south foil; of Kaslo,'have giveim large  order for machinery.  (Seven stoain dredgers arc operating  on Saskatchewan river between Ed-  iiioiilon and Big Island.  There is no truth in the report that  llie buildings at thc Fern mine, on  Hall creek, have beon burned by forest  fires.  The Copper Clown property, situated  near Kootenay river seven miles from  Nelson, is improving under developnient.  The Majestic, near Sandon, shipped  its second carload of ore to Tacoma  last week. Ten men aro employed at  the mine.  ,. Another rich strike is reported from  Trout Lake City on a hill to the right  of Broken hill, Tt is reported that  assays from the lead run over 000  ounces iu silver. ;  The last payment on the Alpin* group  near Ainsworth was made last week aud  the title is now vested in A. B. McKenzie  and A. Dick. The purchase price of the  group was 860,000.  Fred J. Wheeler of Vancouver, has  taken a bond ou the Princess, on Sawyer  creek. Mr. Wheeler has developed thc  property on a working bond for the last  two months. Capt. Wood will, as before,  have charge of operations. The figure  was $5000.  Superintendent Leckie of the Exchange groupe of mines on Dayton  creek, in the Slocau district, is authority for the statement that the force of  12.men will bo doubled at once and the  property will soon* take its place on  the shipping list. This group was  lately sold to Sir Charles Tapper's  London company.  A new strike is reported in the shaft of  the Lost Paradise now being developed  by the AVest em Canadian Gold Fields  company, near the Blue IJell, a few days  ago. The last shot fired previous to the  completion of the tank contracted for  some time ago, revealed some Sue grained  galena of a better quality than' anything  taken out s'nee the contract was let.  In oue of the tunnels, in the Mamie at  Ainsworth.. a big stream of water was  tapped last week, supposed to be from a  small lake on the mountaiu, and for a  time it looked as though the mine must  be flooded. - However, the pumps will be  able to keep* the. water down. -It was  reported that a miner came near being  drowned iu the lower workings but this  is denied by tho management.  Maxwell .Stevenson, Jr., superintendent of the Highlander mine, of Ainsworth, is enthusiastic over the mines ard  prospects in the vicinity of Ainsworth,  where he has beon operating for several  years. The Highlander is one of the best  developed of the,properties iu the region,  and workmen are employed in the erec-  tion._of _a_.100-ton_mill,-which-wilUbC;in-  operation on the property by-October 1.  The Highlander.is a gold, lead and copper proposition, and is owned entirely by  Philadelphia people. <cMr. Stevenson  brought news of a rich strike of galena  ore in the Albion mine, iu which Spokane  people are interested.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICK is hereby given tliat two tp.oiiIlis  .L\    after date we intend to applv t o the Chief  Commissioner of Ijands and Works for permission Lo purchase thc following described property Kitnatc in West Koolenay District namely  commencing at a pose plumed al high water  mark on the cast shore of Kootenay Lakeatonl.  , HV miles  north of Pilot J jay on said cast shore  and   marked   ".John   Lynch,  XV.-T. McDonald  j nml  George   XV.   Orchard's,   N.    W.   Corner"  Llii'iico 10 chains cast,  thence lOohains south,  thenco west to  the  hie;li   water marl; ofs-aid  I Koolenay  Lake. Lliencc aloni? said high water  . mark to the place of bey;iniiin;j, containing 100  ��������� acres more or less.  .101IX LYXCU,  \V. T.  VIcDOXATjD.  CHOUGH W. OKCIIAKI).  Dated al, Xelson, 11.-C, Lliin -'Dili dav of June,  13U7. ������������������      'nm  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  The Klondike Hush.  The rush to the Yukon gold fields this  year, by way of Dyea, may be said to be  practically at an end. Since the excitement first broke out, less than a couple  of months since, fully 10,000 people, eager  to make fortunes rapidly, have gone  north. The following has heen compiled  aa being a fairly accurate estimate of the  number carried hence by the vessels  named: , Williamette, 1,350;., Islander,  1,150; . National City, 105; South  Coast, 45; Faralloue, 75; Elder,  G20;' Clevelaud, 2-10; Portland, 140;  Queen, 220; AValla WnlIa,-680; Noyo,  100; Mexico, -175;' State of California, 210; Excelsior, 200; Mervin, 220;  Eliza Anderson, IJ32; ..Umatilla, 500;  City of Topeka, 250; Hettic B, GO; Progress, 1210; Sea Otter, 100; Dawson  City, 225: Norman, 150; Kosalia," 137;  Alki, 10S: Uiopia, 805: Edith, OS; George'  E. Starr, 320; Kapid Transit, 117;  Capilano, 75; Coquitlani, 75. "   -  A CLEAN JRE005D.  Alexander Sprout  Exonerated  From  flic  diaries Preferred Axnlnst liim.  The investigation held to pass upon  thc integrity of Alexander Sproat,  mining recorder of New Denver; has  resulted in ". a complete vindication.  Mr. Sproat' was" accused-of using his  oflice to advance his private interests.  Tits Mixkr published a full account of  the investigation held at New Denver  last May anc? expressed the belief at  the time that the recorder1 was in no  way guilty of the charges preferred  against him. Col. Baker, the minister  of inines. has received a report from  the attorney-general's department to  the effect that "all charges against  Mr. Alexander Sproat have signally  failed."  Situate in the Kelson* Mixing Division of  Wkst Kootkxaay District. Wheke  Located���������On the North Slope oi-- Toad  3lou.vr.ux, adjoining the Exchequer  JIineh.u, Claim.  rpA KK NOTICE that. T. J. M.McGifsor, noting  i. asn<.;enl for lJ. Cherbo, Kree Mines CYr-  tilii'iiie No. 78i;;u, intend, sixty nays from tho  day ln-reof, in apply to tho Minim? Hecorrter  for a eerliticile of Improvements, for Ihe inii'-  1'i.sc of obtaining; a t'rown Rranl of the above  clnim.  Aid further lake notice that action, under  section 117, must he commenced before the issuance of such ccrtilleiitu of improvements.  J. Jl. JluGUKGOU.  Dated this 20Lli day of July, 18U7 70!)  A FREE  TRIP TO  KLONDIKE  Wouldn't be enjoyable  proper foot-wear  We can fit you  without  GOOD PAIR  OF SHOES  Black or Tan.     Heavy or light  Good to wear and  Price right  THE NELSON SHOE CO. t������Z"*  USTIEXjSOIKJ"  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES aud TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GlJARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B.C.  F. C. GAMBLE/J. P. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY,  .  M. Inst. C. E M Can Soc. C. K ��������� Assoc. M. Inst. C. K.      P.L; S. for li. C.  M. Am. Soc. C. E. P. L. S. for B. C. Rossland li- C.  (Late llcs.Eng. Dep. of Pub. Wks. of Cuiiadn in li. C.) ���������  Nelson, Ii. C. -  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,,  .   Accountants and General Agents  Ag-cnts Insurance Company ol" North America  NELSON AiNO GOTLAND, : : : WEST KOOTENAY  090  BRITISH COLUMBIA  BOECKH'S  SUPERIOR  PAINTERS'  BRUSHES  BOECKH'S  HOUSEHOLD  BRUSHES and  BROOMS ,  Always Reliable and as Represented.5 - For sale by all  leading Wholesale and Retail Dealers  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes, Brooms and Woodenware.  TQBOITTO 676 OZNTT.  ������ TRUSSES K y������u are RuPtured call and see the ������  {trusses American Silver Truss j  Endorsed by the leading physicians of the world.    Will hold      ^  hernia during- the most violent exercise. ��������� ^  sold only at VansUme's New Drug Store       Z  Xauffinan Block. Corner Baker and Josephine Sts.     ^  FOE.  FRUIT JARS FRUIT JARS  Rememember that we are headquarters and that  U will save money iii getting them from lis  In any quantities that may be..desired * ���������-  The prices are right, as we received .our  Jars at carload rates, and we are   ,  Able to sell them cheaper than any other  Retailer in the Kootenay country.  Snaps they are at our prices \_  NELSON, B.C.  P. O. BOX 98  36a GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS"  M. Des Brisay & Co.  " Beau-ideal" Shape  ���������makes the foot look'slender. Straight sided  sole���������full box toe, ridged at top, in latest  ���������mode. Roomy but' narrow looking. Laced,  Buttoned, Congress, or Oxford... Black, Tan,  Seal Brown, Carmine, Wine color, 13 leathers  ���������i3halfsizcs.���������5 widths.���������Goodyear Welt.  ���������$3-'5������> 54-5������; $S-S������-    Stamped on sole..  "The Slater Shoe."  (ULKBU ������fc WELLS, Sole Agent* for Xcls<>������. C84     VKKE.V IJ������OS., Agents a������ KasUi.  ^T  M. R. SMITH $��������� CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  -^W3REEH3 -P0^7PR^eE^-ISTr  VICTORIA'        -        B,C (212)  ~>**C UT   R A T E Staeg-  I am prepared to make accurate and  reliable assays upon ' ores at the  following rates:  Silver, 8 .CO   Silver and gold, .51.00   Silver, lead, gold "and copper, 82.00  Gold,.'. .1.00   Copper I.OO   Silver, lead and gold..."  1.50-  Ores may be sent by mail or express and till 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  sainc. ^ Claims bought and sold Good prospects stocked. - Prospectors  are invited to correspond witli mc. , 60g  WALTER J. BROWN       -      -      -  NELSON, B. C.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with .  .   all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats ,at rea-.  sonable prices.  ji ... '  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  Thos. Dunn ������Co.,L?d.  DEALERS IN  mm, BLACIS1ITES' AID MILL SUPPLIES  1MB AXI������ SHEET IKOX, SIKEliS' PICKS, KAK AXD  SHEET STEEL,  SILVERS' SHOVELS, WIKE HOPES. MAMLLA HOPES,  DYX.UIITE  IXSE AXD CAPS.  ... QUICKSiLVERsB^-  Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."  (133) "VANCOUVEB, IB.   CL  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES;  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANOLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box ap 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Fred J.  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and 5PRINQ GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.:  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.      oo  NELSON,  B. C.  ICE CREAM!   ICE CREAM!  J  .VT'TliE������������������  VIENNA  BAKERY RESTAURANT  For the Very Best J real at the Most llusonable Price ours is the place.   Ever  description of Lunches pnt up to order.   -We are now prepared' to furnish aJ-  kiiids of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Tarts, Lady^ Fingers, Maecaroons, etc.   Wedding Cakes a Specialty.      <.-"-"  iFusriiusa?  :b:r:e].a_:d  msr TO"w~isr  delivered to any part of the town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  .031 "    ������ '     ������ R. HURRY, Proprietor.  ATM WATSON  CO., L'TD  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock.of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilel  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods" Right. Prices-  Right. - Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET 127  VANCOUVER, B. C, THE MINER, NELSON   B.C.V SATURDAY, SEPT. 4   1897  WEEKLY 3T00K EEPORT.  Companies.  No.  ot  Shares  Por  Valuo  Price.  NKLSON.  Hall Mines   3oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  1,000,000  000,000  2,000,000  600,000  "00.000  000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  Soo.ooo  A  1  $   1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  .     IrOO  ,1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ''  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5 00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  1 00  1.00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ��������� . 1 00  1 00  ���������1,00  loo  1 00  1 00  loo  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  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo  1 00  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  -^T-l-'OO  1 00  1 00  00  lo 00  .   1 00  1.00  '  1 00  ������ 1 12s  to 10  0 17  KOSSLAND.  0 17  Big Three   Butte   Brit. Can. Goldfields  B.C.Gold King....  Bluebird   0 00  0 01}  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 05  0 051  0 05  Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   C.&C   Celtic Queen   0 22  Crown Point   Deer Park   0 15  0 IU  0 1UJ  0 011  0 12  0 09}  0 20  0 03  0   9}  0 16  0   8  0 15  Dolaware   Enterprise .:   Eric   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Great VVcstcrn   000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  (ioo.ooo  5oo,ooo  1.000,000  -000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  Too.ooo  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  5oo,ooo  5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo  600,000  5oo,ooo  000,000  5oo,ooo  2,000,000  1,000,000  "75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  800,000  100,000  000,000  00,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  loo  1,000,000  -l.-2oo,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  5o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  0 15  0 Ki  0 20  0 11  0   7  High Ore   Homestake   0   i  0 01  0 07}  0 15}  0 30  IXL   Independent    12}  006  0 25  0 50  Knight Templar���������  Kooteiiay-iioiidon ..  Loltoit   Lily May   May-flower ..���������   0   5}  0 10  800  0 12  0 13}  0 10  Morning Star   Nest Egg   Nortliorn Belle ;  Novelty   O.K   124  0 05}  008  0 10  0   2  0 CM  Palo Alto.,    '   0 00  0 16  Poorman   Ked Mountain-view  It. E. Loo   Ited Point   008  0 10  0 12}  0 10  Kossland, Red Mt..  Kossland Star   0 26  0 15  0 05}  St Paul   0 10  0 05  Sou'n Cross&W con  0 20  0 10  Trail Mining Co���������  Union.   006  0 11  West LeRoi   Whito Bear   Young British Am'n  Aisswonm  0 20  0 16  0 06}  0 11  0   7}  BOUNDARY.  CAMr   MCKINSKY.  0 06}  0 17  UEVELSTOKK.  SLOCAN. '  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles :  Grey Eaglo   Idler   Kootonay-Columbia  Minnesota   0 08  0 16  0 15  ^-0-33-  0 40  1 75  2 75  0 05}  0 27  0 10  Kambler'Con   Reco   Slocnn Star   Sunshine   Wonderful   Washington :   NOllTIIl'ORT.  Ked Top   tDividcnds paid to dato arc as follows: Le  Roi, S525.000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000; Rambler $10,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends. -        - o    .  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration in named in tran.ifem  tho nominal bum of tl is to be understood.  Kaxlo.  Aug 21-  Florida Fraction-Joseph  S Peters to Wm  Meadows, }.,  Illinois- W H Montgomery to P E Fisher.  Banner Fraction���������John McOarvey to D P  Strobeck. }, $100.  " Granite, t. Golden King. 1-12���������H P Johnson,  A Johnson, A.Olscn und ANilROn, agreement  -to share.    . ' ��������� .  Kate L���������Mrs A A McKinnon to Mrs Frank  Fitch.  No 5, Jennie, Little Dnn, Easter���������A A McKinnon to F L Fitcb.  Aug 26-  ' Princess���������H L Sawyer to F J Whoeler, 15  day option, $5,000.  Moha-wk, J, Silver Tip, 1. Silver Queen, i���������  George Taylor to Robert George."  Alameda and Sir Charles���������Harry,'Gager to D  L Smith, Georgo Smith and P J.Byrno, $2,500. -  . August 27��������� ���������=  Kathleen, Francis Ruth,  Alexander, Clara,  Ross. McArthur-C II  Phillips  to   J"B Mc-  ��������� Arthur, as agent, 4-5.  Kathleen, Alexander and Anderson���������II M  . Conway to J B McArthur as agent, 1-5.  Montana���������O D Fraser to J B'McArthur.  Snow Ball, Cornwall and Fraser���������B' J Hall to  J B McArthur, 4-5. '  Comstock���������O D Fraser and Harry Gibbons to  J B McArthur, 3-1:  Aug 2S- '     "  Dry Ore���������Charles Rossiter to Joseph Hether-  ington, }. -  Pandora���������Joseph Hetherington   to Charles  Rossiter,}.  Congress and Bakcr-J O Ellis to XV E Ellis,  power of attorney.  Congress "and Baker���������XV E Ellis to Maurice  A Bueke, i.  Same���������J M O'Toole to W E Ellis, release of  all interest, ������175.  Constitution���������R J Marston to J W Oakes, },  $G0. -  Monitor���������R J Marston to J W Oakes, i, $C0.  Nettie���������Jas A Spiers to E Rork, }.  Nettie���������Jus A Spiers to J W Powers. i.  Aug 30���������  St Gottcrward���������Geo Bagtaglia to Ed Bnum. J,  Harriett E and Pauper's Dream���������Aadrew  Moher and Allen Bourchier to J B McArthur,  4-5,$5.  Alameda���������Allen Bourchier to JB McArthur, 4-5.  Dora���������Allen Bourchier and G LPccttoJB  McArthur. 3.  Iron Duke, Goodenough, Peacock, Black  Coon, 4-5; None Such and June Bug, 4-10���������Sam  Dcnmoie to J B McArthur.    "  Koasland.  Aug 25���������  London, Birkenhead, Red Reef-John O U  Sccly to Margaret A Chantrell.  August 26���������  Chapin���������Jolin McNeely to A H McKay, }.$40.  Aug 27���������  Mountain Belle���������Thomas S Corrigan to Miss  Margaret O'Rourke, }.  Liberty Belle���������Leonard F Williams to Eu-  gone Gormond, }.    ' _  Aug 28-  Big Dan, Laurier, Grcenley���������D M Clark to E  Ridpath, i.  Daylight-R C Waterson to Edward Boillie.  Aug 30-  Princess. Duke, Lottie���������W B Finnell to Allen  G White, }.  New Denver.  August 11���������  Wild Fox-E R Ennis to W C Koch,J, $100.  August 12���������  Silver Bell-No. 2,432 to F Lewis Clark.  Empire���������E C Musgrave to C A Holland,}.  August 14���������'  Black Kate-Wm Whito to J A Otto. .  August 16���������  Silver Bell No. 2-Eva Bell to F Lewis Clark.  Monday, Fourth of July, Gray Eagle���������J B  McArthur to Byron N White.  Comstock. Silver Chief. Kentuck Girl, Ruby  Trust, known as Thompson group���������Eli Thompson, Arthur Thompson, Martin Maurier. Henry  Stesie, H. Clever, R G Henderson to Duncan  Bell-Irving,  Same���������B Fenncll and C A Tcasdalc to same.  Uoomrang���������H A Miller to C W Pisdon, i,  $200.  Dclorainc, Bouldor No 2���������D McLennan, Robert McLennan to Patrick Burns, $2000,  - Wren���������Joseph Bourkc to L J Lebort.  Loidon Fraction���������T II Loutz to PoterMcDougall, f, $225,  Mammoth���������A   \VJ McCune,to George AV  Hughes, 1-5, $1667.  Aug 17-  Iron Clad���������Dnvid Kagle to Wm Andcrson.-  Hoodo-W B Dickson to F W Godsal, J.  August 18���������  American Boy���������J E Boss to T.McGuigan, to  clear title. -       -  Same���������P Burns to American Boy Mining &  Milling Co, J.  Frank Fraction���������Henry Callahan to same co.  Silver Bell No 2-Jolm A Finch to Eva Boss  8-32. " - ,  Same���������Eva Boss to Lewis Clark, 25-32. 85000.  Same���������T Lewis Clark to Clive Pringlc, 24-32.  Aug 20- ,.."���������'  Six Bits���������JIartin Murchison to Palma Angrignon, }.  Rowse Fraction, Continence, McAllister,  Caledonia���������J R Campbell - to Thomas Rowse, }  in each.  ���������Queen-.Ann^John_-Brown_to-Frank-Johnson, jj.   '  August 25���������  Sharcholdcrr-William Ryan to T Stono,- 7-24.  Sweeden���������August O Ostby to Edwin-Wallace, }.  - Florence���������E C Musgrave to C A Holland.  August 26���������  North Star, Atlanta, Hether Bell, Atcheson  Fraction���������Arthur Mullen and Patrick Owens  to Heather Bell Miuing & Milling Co,  August 27���������  Twilights-Alex McPhee to Fred T Kelly, J,  and to John Morgan Harris }.   -  Mary Durham���������II A Hicks to Wm Hicks, }.  Great Eastern���������XV C Priee to Price Eaton Co  .> Hitttory of NelKOU.  The Mineb Printing & Publishing  company hns contracted to print a  history of Nelson. The work will be  a three column quarto, convenient for  mailing, and will have for its title  "History of Nelson, B. C," with  sketches of some of its prominent citizens, firms and corporations. . The  history of the Nelson district and of  Nelson is being written by Mr. Charles  St.. Barbe, than owhom The Mineb  knows none, more capable of writing  accurately, and interestingly on this  subject. The -business and personal  sketches are being prepared by Messrs.  C. A. and R.v C. Rohrabacher, both  capable and experienced writers, wlio  come highly recommended to The  Miner. The files of The Miner  will be at Mr. St. Barbe's disposal in  his search for historical data.  Municipal Saliirics-  Tbe following salaiies for the month of  August were ordered prlid at the last  session of the cily council. C. E." Seeley,  city clerk, 8100; C. B. Wolverkm, chief  of police, $90; A. F. McKinDon . patrolman, $80; M. Winearls, patrolman, ������80;  E. A'. Crease, police magistrate, $45; J.  Hamilton, auditor, $12.50; A. L. Mc-  Cull-cb, engineer, S300.  English Church Services.  Morning service and holy communion  at ir a.m. (choral). Evening service,  repetition of last Sunday's music���������Stain-  er's anthem, '-Ye shall dwell in the land."  Simper's magnificat and nunc dimittie,  Mendelsohn's, "O rest in the Lord" and  Stainer's "Amen" at close of service.  Hymns (A. & M.) 382, 383 and 379.  FORK TO COMMENCE.  ANOTHEB RAILWAY FOE NELSON  IN-A SHOBT TIME. ,  the KelMm * Bedllagtoa Company Will  Swon be Grading In Thin  Direction.  A dispatch received here last Thursday  from Bonner's Ferry states tbat George  A. Keefer, chief engineer of the Nelson  & Bedlington railroad, passed through  Bonner's Ferry today and Buid preparations were complete for commencing  work on tbat road from I'or thill. That  town will be the starting point and the  woik will advance northward as rapidly  as a large force of men can proceed. He  did not say when the roadbed would be  ready for laying rails, but there would  be no unneccea8ary delay.  0 In the same party were several officials  ot tbe Crow's Nest Pass road. The survey of this' right of way lias reached the  junction of Goat fiver, a distance of 18  miles from Porthill.  There is no news here affecting the  time of beginning the Great Northern  down the Kootenay valley to Porthill,  although it is said unofficially a right of  way will be laid off before snow flies.  A Modern Goliath.  The Colonist seems completely dazed  by the mess it has got itself in by posing  as the champion spoiling for a tight, on  behalf ot that terribly vulnerable and  unworthy concern, the James Bay Government. For weeks post, like a rag-  and-sawdust edition of Goliath of Oath,  the chief organ has been swelling up and  down the Philistine lines, thumping its  protuberant chest, and making the welkin ring with' shouts of defiance aud  invitations to deadly combat���������even  threatening, if champions-were not forthcoming to rush in among the Opposition  hosts and . run amuck, just for luck.  Just now, this modern Goliath seems to  bave more tban a sufficiency ot Davids,  whirling their deadly sling stones about  his ears, and the blatant boasting h������s  changed to something very like a whiuf.  "Our Opposition friej-dn," say's the chief  organ, "have been having a real lovely  "time for a week or ten days. They have  "been haviug heaps of fun with the Colonist." The' great stuffed Philistine  champion. has found that defence of its  masters is not so easy a task: as boasting  of making such defence; so, to excuse itself from attempting to make good its  foolish boasts, it preteuds that the Opposition papers' attacks are directed against  itself, and not against the Government;  and, to gain "time to look for some loophole of escape from the predicament  into which it has got itself, the valiant  organ says: "They (the Opposition  "papers) must excuse us if we do not  "give them as much attention as their  "excited condition might appear at first  "sight to require; but really .there are  "some.things, which for. the. present ap-  "pear to be of more importance,and while  "these engage our attention our 'friends  "can play high jinks with the Colonist  "io. lheir ..heart's content." Evidently,  the Colonist hns gone out of the cham-  .ionship.busjne88,jwithout_8tnki.ng.a_blow_  and is, no doubt,..heartily sorry that it  ever posed as such.  The Sewerage By Mem. <���������  The city engineer' has been instructed  to furnish the oity olerk with the amount  of pipe and material required. for laying  1700 feet of maiu sewer and 3000 feet of  lateral sewer, and the city clerk U  instructed to call for tenders for supplying the pipe and material, not later than  8 p.m., September 6. The city clerk has  also been, instructed to call for tenders  for laying the sewer pipe, the.tenders to  be in by September 13.  The Ladies' Hospital Aid will hold its  monthly meeting in the Presbyterian  church at 3 p.m. on Monday, September  6. Ladies of Nelson are cordially invited to attend.  A Bid UNDERTAKING.  A Taunel Two mile* Loag Through Noble  five  Mountain. ���������  ' John M, Harris, president of the. Beeo  Mining company, ban conceived the idea  of driving a crosscut tuunel through  Noble Five mountain. The tunnel would  be two miles long, twelve feet high, wide  enough for a double car track and chambered the entire length so as to allow for  drainage and natural ventilation. These  workings would tap at a great depth,  thousands of feet in some instances, and  within a distance of two miles the following rich leads, all of which parallel  through the main Slocan belt, lying between Seaton creek and south (or main)  fork of Carpenter creek: Tbe Payne,  .Washington, Reco, Noble Five. Good-  enough, Slocan Boy, Robert E, Lee,  American Boy, Ajax, Last Chance, Dead-  man, Antoine and Ruby Silver, Best,  Rambler, Cariboo, Dardanelles, Texas,  Omega, Blue Bird and Gray Copper, not  tb mention the many rich blind leads  supposed to exist in this phenomenal  mineral zone. The exit of the,tunnel will  be below Sandon, near the Canadian  Pacific tracks.  Mock Drilling Content, .  ,  The management of the Spokane Fruit  Fair bas decided to hold a rock drilling  contest. The contest tbis year will be  held in the fruit fair building where no  extra charge will be made for witnessing  it. There will be four prizes of $100,  $75, $50 and 825 each. The secretary,  Mr. Bolster, wishes to know if this dic-  trict will be represented by one or more  teams. " -  The Lanark Closed Down.  It is reported that the Lanark mine, in  the, Illeeillewaet district, owned by the  Horne-Payne syndicate, and emnloying  150 men, has been closed down oniug to  the loss of the ore shoot. Representatives of tht syndicate state that the shut  down is not so much lack of ore as that  new methods of mining will be conducted under another management.  ALASKA MINERAITCITAIBT  sltuatb in tiik nel80n mining division op  West    Kootenay    District.���������Where  .   located:���������On thb North slopk of Toad  Mountain, Adjoining the .California  and thk goldin mineral claims. -  rpAKE NOTICE that I, J. M. McGreuor,  JL acting as agent for Wm. Moore, Free  Miner s Certificate No. 77512. Intend, Rixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of thc  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  .section 37, must bo commenced before the  'issuance of such certificate of improvemeuts.  J. M. McGHEGOR.  Dated this 30th day of August, 1897.      (713)  LAUNCH  FOR SAUE  -The ^Myrtle 13," now running on the Slocan river, Slocan City. Length, 30 feet, by  6 foot beam. 4x4 engine. All  in good order. Particulars of  owner.    Selling Cheap.  C. BENJAFIELD,   :  742.    v ,', Slocan City..  Ctap of Haiaprt  IN  THE  Scavenger Business.  Having purchased the Scavenger  Business of Mr. G. H. Owen, we  respectfully request a continuance of  the patronage heretofore .extended  to Mr. Owen, and will guarantee to  both old and new patrons  Entire Satisfaction,  m  RAGLESS & NELSON.  THIS SPACE  Is reserved for  A. Ferland & Co<  who are now opening out a large and  complete stock of Staple and Fancy  Dry Goods, Clothing, Gents Furnishings, Boots and Shoes.  WATCH FOR BARGAINS.  745  BUY SHOES  AT A SHOE STORE.  You are pretty sure then of getting the Best. Shoe  value to be had. We sell nothing else, and are  building, our reputation on our SHOE excellence  and Low Prices.  TRY US  Recorded as Nelson City, being Subdivisions of Lot 58!A.  THE CHOICEST OF  RESIDENCE  PROPERTY  Lake View adjoins the City of Nelson and has superb  water frontage, affording an.uninterrupted view of Kootenay  Lake. .  Lake View is a typical townsite, the land being almost  level, there is little or no grading to be done.  Lake View has good natural drainage.  Lake View has ample water supply.  Lake View Lots are now offered for sale at reasonable  prices and on easy terms.   -  The Land Company is now clearing streets, laying sidewalks and generally improving their property, and offer special  inducements to purchasers intending to build at once.  Title Guaranteed.  For prices of lots and terms of sale apply to H. A. Jones  on theground, or at the office of.  The Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.,Lim.Lia.  723 Nelson, 13. C.  JOSHUA DAVIES, General Agent.    :  Call and see the.  Aberden Stoves  And Ranges  -AT TIIE-  NELSON  HARDWARE  CO.  *  ���������*  A Complete Assortment of Table and. Pocket Cutlery, Granite  733 i., and Tin Ware, etc.  Joseph A. Sag Ward  All. kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  . .  ���������'     PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  sor PILOT BAY, B. C.  ICE!      ICE!      ICE! I  R. RIESTERER & CO.     j  Are now ready to deliver Ice to the business =5  "partTof "towjTatlTre^  new, plant of six tons daily capacity.      -" ' ���������" =3|  : LATIMEK STREET , 706 TELEPHONE 24 3-  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 with promptness and accuracy  701  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesn'.o and Retail Dealers in  Hay, Grain,Feed& Produce  Rough and Dressed Lumber  .. 0."    Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STR  \>-  Premises liitely Occupied-by  A. JlcDonald & Co. (707)  NELSON, B. C.  Armstrong & Morrison  MANUFACTURERS OF  RIVETED  PIPE, all sizes  We Mend Shoes.  576  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  Complete Water Works nntfit mm  ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  ,   '    715^Jhfv  .VANCOUVER,B.C.  THE NELSON SHOE CO. i*< - . i - - . ��������� nrnt-itjuj-ip bC������mi  ^-*������j*K?m "aVdaKJsi 30  sasE-ffiSsr^Xi.-:  1'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 4, 1897.  VIOLENTLY INSANE.  Unknown Man Taken With rits on Baker  Street���������It Knded lu lunacy.  .On Thursday evening last an unknown man was suddenly taken with fits  on the East End ot Baker street. He was  later discovered by the police, iu a der  mented condition, finally becoming so  violent that force had to be resorted to in  order to prevent him doing himself bodily  injury. He was shackled hand nnd foot  and placed in the city jail for ante keeping. He is unable to bell who he is or  where he belongs, and there is nothing  upon bim to assist in his identification.  General Railway Salt:  It is announced that tho Canadian Pacific, Kailway in the construction of its  line from the present terminus to a connection with the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway, will go around Gray's saw mill  and the work cf driving piles for the  trestle will begin next week. Contractors are now busily engaged in getting  out ties and it is expected that the road  will be completed within 30 days.  The question of a new location for a  station house is being considered but no  decision bas yet been arrived at. The  new station is to be much more extensive  than the present quarters.  A new track is being built' to the  reverberatory furnace and is to be completed before the first of next L month.  The hew track will facilitate the unloading of fuel, etc., and the loading o' blister copper.  Six miles of track of standard gauge  have been completed ou tbe Columbia  & Western railway from Robson to Trail  and there is a sufficient amount of steel  on the ground tb complete 15 miles of  road. The approximate distance of road  to be built from Robson to Trail is 21  miles.  Three miles of track have been laid on  the Slocan river branch of the Canadian  Pacific Railway and an engine ia expected  to arrive during the middle of next week.  Matters are to be pushed so that the  road can be completed by Oct. 15. Fifty  men are at work on the truck-laying  department So' far 24 miles of road  have been graded. A new station is being  erected at Slooun crossing and a telegraph office baa been established. Anew  hotel has also been built there and is  being well patronized by both sportsmen  and prospectors.  BETTEE FSBIGHT FACILITIES.  A Tea Oar. Barge   to Be Bnllt at Kelso*  Shortly.   .  The Canadian Pacific railway will within a few dayb, start the construction of a  large barge at Nelson. It is to be 200  feet long and will have a carrying capacity of ten loaded cars. This will enable  the company to deliver freight iu car load  lots and in unbroken bulk tc any���������point  ou Kootenay lake. The building site  has not yet been selected.  KuhIo'* Water Supply.  The question of supplying Kaslo  with pure water is puzzling the citr  fathers. The new Montezuma mill,  which will start operations on the  15th, it is calculated will so pollute  the water that it will be unfit for  human consumption, lt is proposed  to build a series of filtering beds.  These, however, are expensive, and it  may be some time before any definite  action will be taken.  PROPTJCE OF THE MINES.  BETURNS FOB 1897 UP TO DATE.  ORB EXPOBTED.       <,  From Slocan via Kaslo..' 20,581}  Slocan via Nakusp   1090  Kossland via Northport 11,261}  liossland via Nelson      52  Tons  33,8881  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House.! 1,963,781.25  "      Kevelstoke (NaKusp)...     421,836.65  2,388,617.90  Average value per ton, $70,277  PEODUCE OF SMELTERS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte 1172}  Trail Smelter Matte      3885  5357}  Total value, $2,611,030.3* .-���������������������������.������������������,  "    '���������  of ore and matte exported, fa.032,618.23  Cant Kaoteaay land*.  T. 6. Procter has gone to East Kootenay to examine the lands of the Kootenay  Valley* Company which are expected to  be put on sale in the near future. There  is a considerable demand for farm lands  in British Columbia and the passage of  the C. P. R. through this territory will  open it for settlement While compara-  tivelylittle ia known of the land, it is believed there are many thousand acres of  the finest farming land on earth situated  in East Kootenay. "VV. H. Dowsing bas  taken the management of the company's  properties aud will have his permanent  residence in Nelson. He has had thirty  years experience as a real estate man and  waa born in Hull, England where he pursued tbis calling. He has erected himself a home in the Hume Addition where  he bas installed his family. The offices  of the compauy will be on Baker street  adjoining the Mara block.  Na.Jfare "Black Jack"  Constable Mountain/the new constable  of Sandon, has created a sensation in the  little town among the. bills by precipitately ordering all "black jack" games^to  close up. Tbis has been the only game  played iu Sandon for. some time and  large sums of money bave changed hands  at this game, though the successful players have not been able in the end to hang  on to any of tbe gains, tbe expert gambler finally manipulating the cards to  suit himself. This "command of- Constable Mountain ia said to be bnt the beginning of a moral wave that may eclipse  the works of the famous Mr. Parkhurst.  OBE SHIPMENTS;  ���������etnrns Since last Week.  VIA  KASLO.  Ruth to Everett  150  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col  500  ,   Black Diamond to      "  63  Washington to Omaha  ������  Slocan Star to Omaha  GO  Ruth to Pueblo, Col .'; ��������� 150  NobleFive          "              36  Whitewater to Kverett    47  Rambler to Tacoma  30.  . Slocan Boy to Pueblo  15.  1099  Total value. $75,827.  Average value per ton, 168.996  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.) .  Trail Smelter IMatte]     591  Hall Mines (Matte)    166i  Iii}  Total Value $100,283.69  MINING. AGENTS.  ERNEST G. LOCKE,  Mining  Engineer  Mines examined and reported on with maps  and sketches  C693) NELSON. B. C.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  asTELSoasr, b. o.    [335]  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4* Vearit Experience In Mining. Experienced Pi-oNpectora FnriilHheri on Short  Notice.   JMIneft Experted and Reported on,  IHaker Street, Opp. C. A K. Land ������dice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  172-5-12-6  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.  fo50)  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Will purchase or furnish money to develop  food properties.    First class connections in  [Astern cities and London.   Write us before  placing your property.  315 4 31������ ROOKERY  SPOKAITE,      -      -W^SH.    ' 525  F. Ll. OSLER and J, W. CAR WIN  Mining and .-.  \ Real'Estate Agents.  ETELSOXT      -   , 692. .   -      B.C.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IN8VKANCE and ��������� - ���������  COMMISSION AGENT..  VICTORIA ST.,  ������I4  NELSON, B. O.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NBWYOBK.  Aug.- 30     31 Sept 1      2     3  Silver. . .52.. .521... .51}. ..51}. ..511  (Bar)  IdEAD... .3.85. .3.85. -&85.. .3.85. .3.85  Exchange $4,221 @ W.27.  MINES EXAMINED  ���������  AND REPORTED ON BY   "  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years'' experience in mining.  Thorough knowledge of mines of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.      ������������������,  718 a  NELSON, B. C  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty davs after date I in-  _ snd to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for permission to purchase  160 acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Bay, West Kootenay District, and  commencing at a post marked E. C. Howell.  N. W. corner; thence cast 10 chains; thence  south 40 chains; thenco west 40 chains to tbe  shore, and thence along the shore to the point  of commencement. E. C. HOWELL,  July 27,1897 [710J Per J. Hkrrick McGregor.  Work on the Claim*.  During the month of August there were  257 notices of assessment work recorded ia the Nelson office, representing at  least 825,700 worth of work done oir the  claims. Since Janunry 1, 1897, there  have been 1.107 notices of assessment  work recorded, representing a total of at  least 9110,700 worth of work done in this  district alone. This amount does not  include a vast amount of development  work done, no record of which has been  made. It goes to show that the claims  . in Nelson district are worth holding, '  X"GrPR0GTER7  Real-Estate  and Mines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson;      -      -       B. C.  w. p. sloan;  :.     ,"        l    ' .^  Goat River, Duck Creek, Sutter District and  Summit Creek properties a specialty.   Property on line of Crow's Nest Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  Correspondence Solicited.  koot������n*v, aiven. a. cf-  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT  HILL, IDAHO.  473*12-6 .  ���������  Heintzman Pianos.  .  If jron want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to H. N. Cousibb,  645 Kevelstoke.  Do you want Type?       .   Do you want Ink?  Do you want to trade Presses?  Do you want to trade. Taper fatten?  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin  cry line?   If so write to  . ��������� ���������-.  TORONTO TITE FOUNDRY CO.  6G0 590 Cardova St., Vancouver, B. C.  a a curtis  625    OVER THOMSONS' BOOK STORE.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  NELSON  IM  Office:  AND   BOSSLAND, B. O.  doors west of Bank of Montreal.  P..O."Box 229.  OFFICE OF-  -THE-  Kootenay Valleys, Co., Ld.  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Oo.  ���������ydraalle Cleaa-ap.  The lessees of the Nelson "Hydraulic  company's property on Forty Nine creek  are making a clean-up and-expect to  obtain considerable pay from tlie result  of the past two month's washing. Besides  the gold in the flume, tbe bed rock is  being carefully creviced, with very satisfactory results.  Hall Mine* Smelter Oatput.  For the four weeks ending August 27,  the Hall Mines. Smelter treaUxl 5766 tons  - of ore which yielded,522 tons of. matte  containing appoximately 232 tons of copper, 157,360 ozs. of silver and 215 ozs. of  gold.       . _,   Aaotker Capper  Sklpaieot.  The Hall Mines Siiielter yesterday  cleared through the Custom House at  this, port a shipment of fifty tons of blister copper, consigned to refining works  St Swansea, England.  Owners of property in Nelson  should send in a list of their lots for  sale, as I have customers ready to  purchase) Nelson property at reasonable figure. 74.6  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker.  NELSON,. B  Has for immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and  18,  Up-to-Date-Goods  In Latest Novelties of  SILVERWARE,  All Goods Carefully Selected by  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B. CJ  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY il  TIME   CARD.  ' Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS   RUN   OS   PACIFIC STANDARD  TIME.  Goino West.  Leave 8.00 a. m,  '���������    8.:������i a. 111  "    9.;#i a. 111. Sproulo'a  "     9.51 a, 111.   Whitewater     "  "   10.03 a. in. Bear Lake  "   10.18 a. 111. McGuigan "  "   10.38 a. 111. Cody Junction    "  Aro.  10.50 a. ni. Sandon Leave  Going Kast.  Daily '���������  Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  South Fork       "      3.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.  1.33 p ni.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  17 and  6    "  Block  10,  17; -  19 "     66,  The above are unimproved.  Nelson  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  -A-XTID   SOO   PACIFIC   LI3STE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  c   IXA.ILTT  SERVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.  THE ONLY LINE.  Operating Tourist   Cars to Toronto, Montreal  '.       ��������� and Boston without change.      Also   Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  ���������Trains leave 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. F. K.  agent or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  h. m. McGregor. e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Dist. Pass. Ant. Vanoouver  NELSON Up-to-Date  .-. Beauty Parlors  No. IU Baker Street, Up Stairs.  Ladies Hair Dressing,  Manicuring aDd Hygenic Face Steaming  for removing all eruptions, etc.  ��������� of the skin.  First  Class Dressmaking   (McDowell's  System), Perfect Fitting and  .   Latest Fashions.  Mesdames GALBRA1TH  740  ; RICHARDSON,  Proprs.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  saw mix  Nelson Office and Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX 8TREET.  Builders, are invited to inspect my  c  stock of.Rough and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Mlisic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery Co's Store,  NelM - ���������  VClHOM.  House Painting  Paper Hanging  A. ENSTEAD,  R. C. COOPER,  M. JOHNSON, WARD ST.,  651 Opposite Steam Laundry  Loavo 11.0011. m. Snndon       Arrive 11.45 a. 111.  Arrive 11.20 11.111. Cody Loavo 11.25 11. rn.  For  rntcs and  information   ppply at tho  Company 8 ofllces.  ROUT. HIVING,       GEO.  S04I G. F. & P. A,  , COPKLAND.  Superintendent.  M0RTHERN-  IN     PACIFIC RY,  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  ������  No.  No.  .S:25 p.  .7:00 a.  in.  m.  1 West depart,  2 East   Tickets to. Japan and China via. Ta  coma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  .. F.D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SrOKANE, WASH.  -OR-  A. D. CHARITON,  Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent.  So. 25o Morrison St., Corner of Third  PortlniMl, Oregon.  tsr Write for new map of the Kootenay country. -        531  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN , MADE  THE SHORTEST  . ROUTE.  G.~ O- PUchaqaii-  413  111  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  & with Two-story Block, rented  . for $65 per month.  A   Good  Investment.  ForSak  A First Class  Business Block.  Fine Location. This is a  Bargain.   Apply to  H. G. McCULLOCH & CO.  741 Brokers.  NOTICE.  In tho County Court of Kootenay. Holden  at Nelson.   Between:  Joseph Wagner. F. J. George, C. XV.  Smith, B. L. Page and Lewis Henry  Allison, -plaintilfs.  and  The Elif c Gold Mining; Company, Lim- '  itcd, defendants.  NOTICE is hereby given that in pursuance  of an order made herein the third day of August instant, by His Honor Judge Forin to enforce a mechanics lien herein, the Elise mineral claim, situate on Wild Horse creek. Nelson  Mining Division West Kootenay District, will  be offered for sale by public auction at the  Court House, Nelson, B. C, on Wednesday the  eighth day of September, 18U7, at two o'clock  in the afternoon.  -Above sale will bo subject to conditions in  writing, produced at time of sale.  Terms of sale, 5 per cent, of purchase price to  be paid at c'ose of sale and balance within- ten  days. Purchasers to satisfy themselves as to  title of said claim.  Dated August 18th, 1837.  f Seal of 1 E. T, H. SIMPKINS,  \ C.C K. /      730 Actg Regr C.C. K.  afl Mil CO, II.  Steamers "International" and '-Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in effect July 12th, 1897.   Subject  to change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. &F. S. It. R. to and from  -      Northport, Hossland and  Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way- points, daily  except Sundays, 5:45 n. 111.   Arrive' Northport  12:15 p. 111.: Rowland 15:40 p. 111.; Spokano 6 p. in.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:,10 p. 111.   Leaving Spokane 8  a. 111; Kossland 10:30 a. in.;  Northport 1:30 p. 111.  A'ew Service on Koolenay Lake.  Leave Nelson for Knslo, etc., Tues., Wed..  Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:H0 a. in.* Arrive Kaslo 12:30  p. in. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon..  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 5:00 p. 111. Arrive  Nelson 0.00 p. 111. a ���������  Bonner's Firry and Kootenay River Service.  "Leave Kaslo. Saturday 9:30 p. in.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday ; 6:00 a. in.  Arrive Bonner's Kerry, Sunday...... 10:30 a. m.  Leave Uonncr's Ferry, Sunday, 1:00 p. m.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday, , 5:00 p. iu.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday 10:00 p. 111.  Close connection at Bonner's Ferry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokano 7:40 a. ni.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. m.  *The Alberta awaita the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.   -  Kaslo, B. 0., 12th July, 1897.  34 GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'l Mgr.  fi   PASSENGER   g  w TRAINS u  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN.  Trail and Rossland  ON THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  -- Run mode in one houi.  No. 6 leaves Rossland at 7 a. m.   Connects in  the morning -with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves Trail at'8:15 a. m.   Connects at  Rossland with Red Montain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p^ in._ Connects  - with 0. P. K. mauriino steamers 'for the  north at Trail. ,  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main lino steamers from the north  at Trail,  No. 4 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. m.   Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTKLIUS,  Trail B. C. General Supt,,  It Ik the Most Modern In Equipment.  ft Is the HeaviestitalleU line.  It has a Kock-ltallast Boa������ll>c������|. .  II Crosses No Sand Desserts.  It I* the' Only Hue  Running   Luxurious  t'lub Hoom Cars. . .  It li Noted for the Courtesy of Its Employes.  It Is the Only line Serving meals on tbe  a la Carte -Plan.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tonrs during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth iu  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps, tickets and complete inf01 mation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. Ry., or  ���������. ������. UIXOX, General Agent.  DIRECT ROUTE  -TO-  FORT STEEL*1���������.  NELSON and LAED0  Steam Navigation Company  Monday   10th    Jlay,  vill leave Kaslo, B. C.  189;  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  From Montreal.  Parisian���������Allan Line  July ii  Carthaginian���������Allan Line July 31  Labrador���������Dominion Line.': July 31  Scotsman���������Dominion Line ". .July 17  Lake Winnipeg���������Beaver Line July 21  Ontario���������Beaver Line '..July 28  From New York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line July 14  Brittianic���������White Star Line July 28  Paris���������American Line  July 28  St. Paul���������American Line "..Aug. i  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 Line .- Aug.  4  Kensington���������Ited Star Line Aug. 11  Cabin. $45, $50. SCO, $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. BEER,   C.P.R.  Ticket  Agent. Nekon, or to.     WILLIAM STITT.  (554)   General Agent, C.P.B. Offices. Winnipeg.  Commencing  Steamer Ainsworth w  cvory Monday and Thursday at 0 a. in. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on ��������� Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane aud. Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  4 a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Min:  .ing districts.  ' This routo is the most direct for thc Fort  Stcclo Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay River steamers.  - First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations.    ,   . 637  Going East?  F. I.  Sol  WU1TXF.Y, G.  Spokane, Wnsh.  F. A T. A.r  St. I'aul, Minn. .  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  ��������� The only all rail route -without change  of cars between Nelson and Kossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.10 a.m. NELSON Arrive 545 p.m.  "   11:00 "   KOSSL'D    " =' 3:40   "  "    8-00 a-m. SPOKANE   "    6.40 p.m.  If you are  Do not Forget  I Points  FIRST���������Go yia St. Paul because tbe  lines to that point ^ill afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See tbat the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via tbe "Wisconsin Central  because tbat line makes tbe closest connections -with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THTBD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin,  or Geo. S. Batty. -  General Agent,  2i6 Stark St..  (570) Portland. Or.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus Trith Stage  Daily.  O.R.&H.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coeur'd Alene mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, ^Valla Walla, 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 other foreign countries.  Leave  7:15 p. m.  - Daily  -.15 a. m.  Dailj  SPOKANE TIME SCHEDULE  Fast Maii^-Walla Walla  Portland, San Francisco  Baker City and,the cast.  Local -Mail ��������� Coeur 'd'  Alenes. Farmington, Garfield, Colfax.Pullman and  Moscow.  Arrive  7:15 a. m.  Daily  6:15 p. m.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  apply at O. R & N. Co.'s ofiice,  430 Itiverside avenue,   I 3u Kast Columbia avo  Spokano, Wash.      |       Rossland, B. C.  J. Cami-bell, I      H. M. Adams,  General Agent.       | Tra v. F. and P. Agent.  XV. H. Hurlbcht, General Pass. Agent.  6G1 Portland, Oregon.    -

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