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The Miner Aug 28, 1897

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 v\  i  \  *VhO..E   NUMBEk   366.'  Nelson, British Columbia,-Saturday, Aug. 28,  1897.  Price Five Cents  PAID THE PENALTY.  JAMES WOOD THE MURDERER OP  'PADDY WOODS HANGED.  Hl������ Indent lly  Still Shrouded ���������������' Mystery.  He Wan Sullen and Kon-Coiiiiimul-  cnllvc to the last.  an  of  ���������jjuiics Wood, who was convicted of  che murder of Samuel M. Woods by  _lio 1.1st court Of assize at Nelson, wns  hanged in this city  on  Wednesday  morning last. '  Wood passed a restless night preceding thc ������.������iv of his execution, but from  the sulle-. 'char -tor of the man, who,  <roin the time o - is arrest has manifested no concern regarding his future,  this restlessness can better he accounted for by the hardness of his pallet,  than from the pangs of conscience  clement in the makeup of the man,  which he seemed utterly void.  A    HISM-TY   Hhrl-'AKFAST.  Wood ate a hearty breakfast on  Wednesday morning, after which he  smoked a cigar. He was perfectly cool  and collected when the death warrant  was read to him, his only remark  being, "Well, I hope niy carcass is  h������avy enough to break m, neck and  do a good job." He was ������-s docile as a  child " being -pinioned by the offi  cers, preparatory to the walk to the  scaffold, and seemed disposed to assist  theni in their grusome duty.  THE PROCESSION TO TIIE GAT/LOWS  was led bv the provincial official hang-  ���������.'man from Calgary; he was followed  by Wood who was guarded on either  side by Sherilf Redgrave and Deputy  Sheriff Robinson. Sheriff Armstrong,  of New Westminster,,and Superinten-,  dent Hussey, of the provii, ��������� police,  followed iu the rear. AVoou . onded  the steps leading to the scaffold , ith a  ficmstep, ancrduring the short interval that elapsed before the cap, which  would forever shut out the light, of  day from his eyes, was drawn down,  his face wore a continual smile, which  as an oflicer spoke to him, broadened  almost into a laugh. With the same  pleasant smile he bade good-bye to the  to thom that he had  into  officers, stating  nothing to say in regard to himself or  his affaiis,   and at   8:02 .o'clock   the  noose was adjusted.    Tlie trap   was  then sprung by the hangman and the  soul ������i James Wood went out  eternity.  A QUICK DEATH.  After the fall tbcre was uot a struggle,  dentil being instantaneous. As soon as  tbe trap whs yprung tbe black flag was  furled to the'breeze, a signal to the world  thnt onct more British law and justice  l hn-d-beea-siitii-fied^-In "ine minutes after,  tbo drop tbo pulse iu the body ceased to  beat. Tlie body was permitted to remain  hanging for thirty minutes, after which  it was lowered and placed on a'board for  inspection by tbe coroner's jury, i[-:\ for  tbe post-mortem examination.  The postmortem examination divulged  the- fact that tbe neck bad been broken,  tbe vertebrae being completely separated.  Tbe windpipe was also severed. The  coroner's jury was composed of J. H-  Matbeson, -foreman, A. .T. Marks, A. G.  Shaw, yV. 0. McLean, T. 13. May and  Tom Booth. Dr. Symonds wa3 tbo oflieial  physician present.  1SUHIKD  IX THE. JAU. YAltli.  The body of the murderer was buried  in the jail yard, tbe rude pinu.oolTin beiug  lirst filled witb quicklime, iu order to  rapidly dispose ot the remain?.  The"execution was witnessed .by about  . forty persons including the oflicers of the  law, tbe representatives ot tbo pre^s and  "a few visitors. Tbe banging was conducted without .the slightest bitch. It  was the" first execution in tbe history of  Nelson. The scaffold was brought to  this place from Kamloops, and- will be  returned at once.  * THE MURDEltER'S INDIFFERENCE.  From the time when tbe law first entwined _ its"strong arms about "Wood,  charging him with tbe murder of Paddy  Woods, he maintained a stolid and silent  indifference to the fate ;that was in store  . for him. Tet, not for a moment has he  spoken of himself, his family, or his con-  . nection with the crime. ' He appeared  also , utterly devoid ot. feeling. Even  tbe sounds of the hammers as the carpenters erected. the gallows,' did not effect  bim, though tbe ratal instrument was setup within thirty feet of his cell.  It wa3 Sunday morning when be was  -informed-: that a new trial had been  denied.   His only  reply   was,   "It's all  ��������� right, go on with the job.   I suppose  .    you'll jerk me up in an hour or so."   At  - the same time he was asked by the offi-.  cer if he desired to see a minister. To  this question as though he were annoyed  ' he answered, "No! What in h-1 dol  want with' a sky pilot?"!   When,given a  last opportunity, on Tuesday eveniug, to  protest his innocence or to leave a written statement that might soften public  opinion against him, he sullenly refused  the paper and pencil kindly offered to  him by the oflicer, remarking, 'Inmdead  quits with the world and I huvo nothing  to say,"  WOOD'S INDENT1TY.  The true indentity of the man will probably never be known. Thnt he wns  educated is evident from the vast amount  of reading he did. His sole ambition on Tuesday night preceding his  execution seemed to "be to finish a novel  that he had started to read during the  day.  THE STORY OF THE CRIME.  The crime for which James Wood  was hanged, was the murder of a Nelson blacksmith, Paddy Woods, on the  night of. October 2d, 1890. Wood had  entered the blacksmith shop, it is presumed, to get some tools with which  to perform a burglary. His presence  attracted Woods who' slept upstairs.  The blacksmith came down, only to  find Wood on the sidewalk. He  brought the intruder into the shop  again, and as Woods turned, on the  electric light the assassin drew a revolver and, shot him through, the left  lung with fatal result.  The murderer started to walk out  of town on the C. P. R. track, but was  arrested at Robson. He was returned  to Nelson and was indicted for the  crime.  '' A few hours before bis death Woods  positively identified James Wood as  his assailant, and on this evidence, together with other, he was convicted in  the court of assize June 30, 1S07, and  on the same day was sentenced by Mr.  Justice Walkem, tp be hanged on the  1 Ith ot August.  On motion" of his attorneys, Messrs,  Macdonald & Johnson, he was allowed  an application to .appeal to the full  court at "Victoria for a new,,trial, and  to admit of this Wood was granted a  respite of two weeks. The court denied the appeal. ''- 0  A few days previous to the time set  for his trial Wood made an escape  from the provincial lockup in Nelson,  but after a severe struggle, in Which  he attempted to take thc life of Officer  McKinnon, he was recaptured and returned to jail..  ..Messrs. Macdonald & Johnson tele-  egraphed to the minister of justice to  interfere if possible, but received a  reply that the sentence of the court  would have to be carried out.  G. P. R. EXTENSION.  MR. SHAUGHNESSY OUTLINES THE  COMPANY'S POLICY.  Will ������lve Ko*������land Transportation Facilities mid AKKlxt the SniclltuK Industry  of Kootenay.  THE MINISTER OF INES  THE  POOH   BAH    OF   B. 0.  .,   NELSON A VI8IT. _  PAYS  Thinks Koolenay  "Huh n������ Kick Contlnu"  Aealnst the Provincial r.ovcnuiicnt  In Any Kcupcct.  The party of O. P. R. officials, including Vice-President and General Manager  T. G. Shaughnessy, spent last Thursday  in Nelson. Mr. Shaughnessy is in the  west for the purpose of inspecting the  condition of the railway and make investigations that will result in the extension  of the C. P. R. in this district.  He informed The Mineb that his company intends to run cars into the Trail  Creek camp in the near future, and as  soon as he returns to Montreal will com-  arrangements to that end with as  ��������� Colonel Baker, the minister of mines  and education, is touring Kootenay,  and was in Nelson last Tliursday.  It is not often that the trail blazers  of .this district have an opportunity to  bend the knee to this remarkable personage, and it is simply disgraceful  that the common rascals who pay  more than one-eighth of.the entire  Provincial revenue should fail to give  liini a royal reception. Where were  the brass bands, carpeted platforms,  public addresses,banquetsand speeches  of praise for the man who presides  over a department that is.to the peo  pie of kootenay. tho most important  branch of the public service? Where  was the. delegation of horny-handed  miners shouting a welcome until they  were hoarse? Is not Kootenay the  mainstay of British Columbia; is not  our mineral wealth the talk of the civ-  plete  ���������  little delay as possible. When asked .for  details concerning this extension, Mr.  SbaughuesBy replied:  "At present, I am not prepared to say  how much time will elapse before our  trains will be running into Rossland, nor  am I in a position to state by what routo  we shall reach that point. However, tbe  Canadian Pacific railway is fully alive to  the bituation  and the people ot this di,-  ilized world? Pray, who brought about  trict may rely upon the company to fully  interest has all that should be desired by  any mau. It was suggested that all  prospectors are not poor aud that most  of them desired to chose their partners,  but the Colonel pooh poobed the idea.  Colonel Baker said he had no intention  of resigning, and believed that Messrs.  Turner and Martin were his friends.  He disclaimed all intention of moving  the government offices from Fort Steele  to his new town of Cranbrook.    .  Tbe Colonel defended Attorney-General Eberts. He thinks Mr. Eberts is a  hard-working, servant ot the people,  whose office hours are'entirely consumed  in attending to the duties of hie department. Ho commenced to explaiu why  Mr. Eberts fails to plead cases for the  crown, aud why the deputy attorney-  general has to employ an assistant when  prosecuting criminals, but did not finish.  Colouel Baker bad to depart before be  could fiud time to defend the government's railway policy, or discuss redistribution, the condition of tbe civil service, tbe failure to appoiut a mining  inspector, Oriental immigration, land  grants and the numerous other little  things that tbe people would like to have  his opinion about. He said he was sorry  this could not-be done for the present,  but be had to catch the boat for Kaslo.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS' OF   INTEREST   IN   AND  AROUND   NELSON.  Ilrlrr   Mention    or   llH|i]ienliiic������    l������  Wislrlct   Uurtiix   the   Past  Seven   l������ay*.  Ihe  THE NEW LOOKUP-  THE SLOCAN MINES.  Editor Kill!.', or Knslo, Says Thai There Is  no Uusttic** Depression In tlmt District.  David W. King, editor of the Kaslo  Kootenaian, paid Nelson a visit during  the week.   He states tbat the Slocan  mines are nowproducing and shipping  as much ore as at any time in the his-  _tM^^f_thiit"district.���������Th~e"b"uilding"of  wagon roads and tramways between  the railways and the mines has been'  so extensively carried on lately that  the "cost of transporting ore has been  reduced sufficiently to fully equalize  matters in  the drop in the. price of  silver.   None of the Slocan inines are  shut down or expect to shut down on  account of the condition of the silver  market.    Mr.   King  claims  that   as  much silver ore was shipped via Kaslo  during the month of August as in any  previous month.    Last Saturday tbe  steamer Alberta carried and towed tbe  largest single shipment of ore   over  made from Kaslo.   The consignment  consisted of 5SS tons valued at $39,800.  meet all iequipments so far as trauspor-  talion-iiicilities are concerned. Rossland  will very shortly have a service from our  road that I feel certain will- be satisfactory in every respect to the miue owneis  and met chants. .    ,  "So far as tbe smeltiug industry in  Kootenay is concerned, we intend making arrangements lhat will cause all tLe  oi'es of this district to be smelted on this  side of the international bouudary. "Upon  the completion of the Crow's Nest Pass*  road we shall be in a position to  deliver cjkc at Robson for $5.00  per ton. Tbe C. P. R. system in  IC.o.enay will be perfected and rates  arranged so that tbe various ores may be  reduced at "a cost which will make it  almost impossible tor United States  smelters to compete iu freight and treatment rates."    _ - '  Subsequently, Mr. Shaughnessy fatated  that he believed the Le Roi company will  find it necessary to reduce their ores im  Kootenay.  In reply to a question concerning the  Columbia 0& Western railway, Mr.  Shaughoes&v said a portion of tbat system might be used by the C.P.R- in  obtaining rail connection with Rosslaud,  but refiucd to give further information  in the matter.  Mr. Shaughnessy expects to see the  Pentiction railway built, and declared  that the development ot the couutry is  seriously retarded owing to the lack of  railway facilities in the Boundary district.  He i������ well .satisfied with the progress  tbat is being   made ou the Crow'sNest  Sloean Kailway Sew*,  Engineer C. E. Perry of thc C.P.R.  states that .the management^ is soon  expected to be on the ground to look  over the work oa the Slocan river branch  from tbo Crossing to Slocan City.  .The passenger aud transfer dock at  Slocau City is 930 feet iu leugth, 30 feet  wide aud all plauked. Steamer passengers may step from the platform to tbe  cars. The wharf is all on" piles aud the  end of it is iu 40 feet of water.' A track  is being laid paiallel to tbe wharf to  the station, waiting rooms, etc. All  along the front of the wharf, cribbing is  being put io and tbo inside lillled in for  station grounds. It will be available at  all stages of water. Tbe freight shed is  30xG0 feet.  Pass ra'lway construction.   -  In the afternoon, the party took passage on the Kokanee with the intention  of.visiting the Slocan district.  The Condition of tbe Squatters.  Tbe Provincial authorities here have  not yet received any word in regard to  the sale of government property within  the limits of the city of Nelson, aud there  is no immediate prospect of relief for tbe  squatters as promised by the chief commissioner of liuuls and works wheu be  was last here. The delay means serious  loss to tbo30 who relied ou Mr. Martin's  promises. As the .matter rests entiiely  with the department of lands and works  there is no telling when that mis-managed  branch ot the. public service will attend  to tbe matter.       ���������        ���������   John 'Scoley, one of. the employees of  tho Hall Miti-s smelter, was brought bofore Magistrate Crease Friday morning  on a "charge , of damaging and  removing a chain"attached to a.valve on  the pipe -lice of -the Nelson Electric  Light Co. The complaining witness is  John Houston. Tbe case was" twice continued and* will be heard on Tuesday  next at 2 p. m. It appears that the valve  was put in so as to give tbe smelter only  a limited -supply of water from the dam,  the.balauce beiDg required for the electric plant. The smelter was not getting  sufficient   water - for  its    purposes   so  this prosperity?  If the tiuth must be told, there was  no public welcome.    Instead of a merchants' reception committee, pur business men were figuring how they might  best maintain, their credit with  the  wholesalers' of Victoria and Vancouver,  and at the same time carry the  indebtedness of the struggling claim  owners.   If those who are not familiar  with Kootenav want' to know where  .were the undaunted prospectors, .they  have only to climb the mountain'sides  and penetrate the dense tangle of the  forests in this vicinity to find them  builciiiig. trails and hewing'out paths  at-theii'. own expense and cursing the  minister of-mines-and his miserably  incompetent'colleagues.  ���������' It iuight"be asked, why did not.the  little school children exhibit some evidence of , esteem .toward the mighty  minister of education?   There is absolutely no reason   why  thev   should:  While the illustrious Colonel, stalked  about the city or lounged on the veranda of the Hotel Phair, basking the  while   in   thc   smile   of    Mr.   T.  G.  Shaughnessy, the little tots were waiting idly for educatiomil facilities that  have been so long denied them.  When a lepresentative of The Miner  met Colonel Baker, the member for East  Kootenay acknowledged that he had  mufb to say regarding the political situation. A conveisation followed and the  Colonel kept his word. >He talked a  whole lot, but bis remarks were of no  particular interest, and, for the most  "p^t7"t__ey"w^e"^stT-_-p^d_with"',ambig-  uities," tbat for a while, bis auditor was  in doubts as to whether the speaker was  l������n Fine Mrce or Work and Is Prnetleally  Completed. -  The  city jail   is practically completed  aii'd will be ready for occupancy within a  few days. "Although small, il is one of  the finest pieces of slone work in the city  and reflects creditably upon thecontrac-  tors   The lower floor has been fitted up  with six stroug cells, three on eacb side  and tbe rest of the. space will be devoted  to the use of the jailer nud police.   On  the second floor the main room will be  occupied by  tbe  city  clerk   aud  two  smaller rooms have been built for the  accommodation  of tbe police. ,Tbe top  floor or attic consists ot a large room and  its use will be determined in the.future.  Each wiDdow in the building has been  fitted with strong  bars aud the general  feeling.is that the lockup will answer all  for tbe city for many yeais to  purposes  come.  A 0AUYON.CREEK FIND.  Five Claims Which are Said *o Kuu Hlah  In Value..  News of a find, which appears to be of  considerable importance, comes from  Canyon creek, one of tbe tributaries of  Crawford cieek. There are five claims  in tbe group reorded under the names  of Silver Hill, Simcoe, North Fork, Green  Crown, and'S. & N. Fraction. The mam  lead, running though Alio Silver Hill is  said to show a width of 20 inches and v.  pay streak of 10 inches. "Au assay from  it gave a result of 410 ounces in silver:  ������1.10 in gold; 30 "per cent lead aud IK  per cent copper. Tbe ledge is in slate,  dips to the west, and' is said to be uncovered for a distance ot 1900 feet.- Tbe  olBims-Were*loB_0sa___nJ__LniJl!yLj2  Todd, Mike Johnson, G. C. Sprig, L. L.  Workman aud Rand MacDonald.  dealing with the shortcomings of tbe government, or giving a brief outline of his  B. C. Southern railway charter. Evidently Colonel Baker is not muelrof a  hand at extemporizing. Before certain  pointed questions were asked, he talked  in exactly the same strnin that be had  adopted to gull the Rossland Miner on  the previous day. He -seemed to bave  little speeches committed to memory  iu just such a way as be learned to deliver bis extremely, trying oration on bimetallism, and endeavoied to show that  "Kootenay ,had no kick coming," as Mr.  G. B. Martin would say. *  Col. Baker commenced by saying tbat  he thought the financial condition of the  Proviuce is iu a thoroughly satisfactory  condition, and  referred to   the present  prico of British Columbia securities as  proof ot tbe correctness of the assertion.  Asked it be'eonsidered tbe mortgage land  tax should be repealed, he said he was  not prepared to discuss tbe question and  would rather leave it for the next session  ot the legislature.   Asked if. be upheld  the ������5 tax ou those who simply worked  for wages in  precious metal mines, he  commenced to- talk   about   the miuing  committee of the local parliament, and  refused to say whether or not he favored  its repeal.   Questioned as to the probability of the present administration mak-  of Vancouver Island  New Denver Mason Iluad.  Shots have been rattling continuously  in New Denver every - day < f tbe past  week, as it the encampment near Carpenter creek bridge was lhat of a military  biigade out for sunning practice. Many  people walked on the completed portion  of tbe road last Sunday, and were well  pleased with its appearance. It !is a stiff-  grade the first mile, bat after that will be  an easv one all tbe way to Three Forks.   _  Mr. Foss, who is giving personal super-! between Baker and Victoria streets,  vision to tbe work, believes he will have  it completed  before  the next month is  out.���������Tbe Ledge.  Scoley, presumably uuder orders, opeued  itig t^e coal barons  up the valve. ^ I c]asg^bould be subjeeled to special legit-  A pocket book containing-$21 hasc| ]atj0Di and did uot deal witb tbe matter  ' further.   Tbe Colonel thinks that Koote  uay has been very well treated by tbe  government. He &aii3, in effect, tbat in  the early days of tbis district the amount  "ofthe government expenditure in Koote-  been lost on Victoria street, between  Josephineand Kootenay streets.    Itis  the property of a,  lady  who   can ill  afford the loss.     The finder will   be  doing something morecthan an act of  honesty if the money is returned to \        ^ad exceeded tbe receipts, and if tbe  the rightful owner. The lady's address ! rece;pt8 now f;ir exceeded tbe expendi-  A Law library. -  - Iii conformity witb tbo presentment of  the* grand jury, a room is being partitioned off in the court Jionse for a law  library. The books for it are at present  in the room used by juries and will le  placed in position as soon as the new  room is completed. The library is extensive and contains the best puthorities.  It will be a valuable acquisition to the  legal fraternity ot Nelson and will prc-  brobably be largely patronized.  .      Slocan Clly'M Kpldcmlr.  Slocan City has an epidemic ot fever  classed as typhoid by some aud teimod  gastric.by the local press. Three deaths  occurred there last, week and many cases  of critical illress are reported The news-  napers claim however that ouly nine  cases exist and all patients arc out of  danger. The provincial health officers  who recently visited tlie place ordered  the closingof several wells and instructed  the officials to see that the town be  cleaned immediately.   The EiikIMi Chureh.  Hiirvost Thanksgiving Services will  be held in the English Church tomorrow at 8, 11 and 7-.:-0. The collections  nt all the services will be for the building of tbe new church, which, it is  hoped, will be commenced immediately. A fund, for this purpose has been  opened", and all gifts and promises,  whether through, tomoi row's collections, or addressed to tbe Rev. II. b.  Akehurst, will be very thankfully  received.  may be obtained at The Mixer office.  now  ture it was only fair in the long run.  From  this  time on the Nelson kinder-      Colonel' Baker said he considered the  garten will be heM on Kootenay street  Cassiar land  and railway ; ct apuc*ot  i excellent legislation.  It is . rumored lhat the Imperial Bank ��������� prospector who is  of Canada  will shortly "opeu a branch in   lo      bave      Mr.  Nelson. - , as a partner  The Piibllr School. ���������  After  repeated  efforts on  tbe part of  the school trustees,  the minister of education  bas at last decided that the Stanley strcet-jsehool house shall be enlarged.  A water connection will be made with the  .school  and  a beating apparatus is to be  He believes thnt a j aJJwl_   The improvement is,  however,  thereby   compelled, j       ,      t        j t      date tbat many of the  Cohen d      syndicate   "*"lut- ... .        -,  to the c-_Tp.it of a cue-half' pupils are greatly inconvenienced.  The public school" will   be   opened  Monday next.  E. D. Cowan has sold out his iuterest  in the Slocan Pioneer to J. C. McFadden.  Rev. J. W. Robins, of Slocau City will,  occupy tbe pulpit in the Methodist church  on Sunday morning aud evening.  Mr.  and Mr?._ Brougham will furnish  some excellent instrumental anJ  vocal  music at the.RSmau   Catholic church _  tomorrow at 10 a.m. aud 8 p.m.  Mrs. J. L. Barrett arrived from New  Paynesville, Minn., last Thursday:. She  is a, sister-in-law of Miles B.irrel',-  foremau of the Hall Miue.s smelter.  Constable Hamilton, of Sandon, bas  been transferred to Silverton. His  place will be occupied by Constable  Mountain, formerly of Three Forks.  Thomson's Stationery,company Umaking still another addition to its already  commodious quarters. Ic will hi one ofthe largest, if not the largest store in tbe  city.  The monthly meeting of the Ladies'-  Hospital Aid will be held iu the Presbyterian church at 3 p.m. on Monday* September 6. Ladies of Nelsou are cordially  invited to attend.   -  J. B.Martin has been appointed deputy  provincial lumber inspector wiih headquarters at Nelson.. His district will  embrace all tbe.soulh-enstem portion of  British Columbia.  - ���������      r  Tbe board of   license commissioners  met at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon but  as   oue of l be members bad a  case   on  before Judge Forin, can adjournment was  taken liutil today at 2 p.m.  Senator Van Houghton of Spokane,and .  A. J. Marks of.this city, have gone to tbe  Slocan  to see-the California   mine.   A  force of twenty-four men will shortly b3  working on the properly. .' .  .The Nelson Beauty Parlors is tbe name  ot thc new firm that will occupy the upstairs of the new buijdiug" at No. 114  Baker street as soon, as finished. Tbe  business will be devoted to ladies hair-  dressing, manicuring aud dressmaking.  - Walter E. Dawson of Nelson, and Miss  Mary E. Morgan of Springdale, Wash.,  were married at thc Methodist parsonage  on Wednesday eveuing, August 25, Rev.  George II. Morden, officiating. The  bride is a sister of Mrs. F. K. Hurry, of  this city.  ���������The'-maiTii-ge-of-Rossjrhompson-imd   Miss Katherine.Alta Watson was-sol-  ciTinized at 10 o'eloek Sunday morning.  The ceremony took place in lliejmi-   .  lors of the Pacific hotel, Hossland, and  was performed by the Hev. H. Irwin     c  of the Episcopal church.  It is saiil that Mr. Maxwell, M.P., Mr.  Macdonell and Mayor Templetou of .-  Vancouver will shortly "virit Kootenay  on a political mission that is antagonistic '  to'the Turner government. For tbat  reason tbey will receive a cordial recei-  tion all along tbe line from Vancouver to  Nelsou. ���������*  .1. Roderick Robertson, manager of the  Condon and B. C. Gold-Fields,.limited,  has' returned from Skngaway, Alaska,  where ho went witb tbe patty bis company is sending to Klondike. Tha representatives ot the company will stay in  Klondike aud do systematic prospecting.  ������  Tbe case of the G:k K. railway vs. 0. "  A. Bishop was  heard  in,.fudge- Form's *.  court  yesterday morniuR and judgment  for $729 rendered for the plaintiff.   The  suit was" for money alleged to be due for -  freight charges.   The defendant put in a  counter   claim   for   wages,   which   was  allowed.  XV. J. Walker, editor ot thc Freemen's  Labor Journal, of Spokaue, and organizer  for the Knights ot Labor was in tbe city  tbis week en route to tbe Albion miue at  Ainsworth iu which be. is interested.  Last week Mr. Walker organized a  Knights of Libor lodge in Rossland and  on bis returu .from Ainsworlh may  organize a lodge in Nelsou.  H. W. C. Jackson, the managing editor  oftbe Rosslaud Miner, bas resigned bis  position. His successor is Fred C.  Moffat, fori__.2-ly tbe Rossland correspondent of Toronto Globe. It is said that  Messrs. Johu R Cook and J. B. Mc-.  Arthur bave disposed of their interests in  the Rossland Miner. Under Mr. Jackson's management Rossland's morning  paper did much l<> boom the Trail creek  district.  till  %\  ���������i  3.  i  .  5.-I  4-  -*5  . /'  ������ !  ft]  tl THE MINER NELSON, B.. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST  i -**  lit*  Jftmcr.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to .iny address in Canada or  the United Statci foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate of&f per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line/or  each subsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running for. shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to ihe Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out,in firs,-rate style at  the shortest notice  &DDRCSS  Thi Miner Printing a publishing Co  nelson,   b.c:  *  K  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN CO'S  "COLUMBIA,"  "KOOTENAY,"  VANCOUVER"  <f  ir-  118)  All of which arc'First!>Class Foot Wear.  A:  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON* LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.  XV. 13. Shaw, Secretary.  - I. O. 0.  F.     Kootenay Lodge,  No. 10, meets every Monday night,  SM^55"   at   their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  Will. 1I0DS0N, Secretary.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 28,   1897.  CONCERNING MK. BOSTOCK.  The last issue of the Victoria Province states that Mr. Hewitt Bostock,  'M. P., has no intention of resigning  his seat in the Dominion parliament  to participate in local politics. When  we stop to consider that the Province  . newspaper is controlled by Mr. Bostock, we cannot fail to realize that the  statement is authoritative and reflects  the present views of the member for  "-fale-Curiboo-Kootenay. But it does  not necessarily .follow that the stand  now taken by him must be accepted as  final.  Although    Hewitt    Bostock's    advent in British Columbia politics is of  - 'comparatively recent date, he has so  identified-, himself with the body politic of this Province that he must consider his duty to the people as well as  his  private' inclinations.   He  is in a  position to do so.    '  Since   this   man   first   entered   the  . arena of public life in western Canada,  he .has gained a glorious distinction  .   for honest, patriotic and disinterested  motives.    Subjected without previous  political experience to the base, sordid  - rivalry of a pack   of  hungry   office-  seekers whoso only aim is to loot the  public treasury,  he occupies today a  position of the highest esteem in the  minds of the electors.   This seutiment  is  manifested to such an  extent that  'from Cassiar to Kootenay, from Donald to Duncans, tbo cry has gone up  that he is the one man .who will lead  us out of .-in Egypt of intolerable mis-  rule-r to    a    condition ������ overflowing  with the   milk   and honey of   good,  honest government, During bis career  . in the Dominion House he has h.-id an  o ���������  excellent opportunity to become familiar with ti system of statesmanship  that, in its broad and national character, has educated him far beyond  the "narrow, town-co.uncil 'politics  of the ringsters'' who - fear him  as an adversary as the. criminal dreads  the convicting sentence of a conscientious judge. -And" no "Knight of the  u Cross ever fought more valiantly .in  the cause of Christendom than has he  i'or the advancement of his constitu-  . ency,  Reading between the lines of the  Victoria Province, we are" unhesitatingly convinced that Mr. Bostock is  satisfied to remain iii the Ottawa parliament as one of the rank and file of  his party, asking no preference, demanding no portfolio. His modesty  and conscientiousness do not admit of  him scheming for a cabinet position  that would necessitate the political  undoing of the gentleman who now  act as advisors to Lord Aberdeen,  Besides, how could he-hope to supercede men like Sir Oliver Mowat and  Messrs. Fielding, Blair, Sexton ' and  others who were provincial ministers  before they graduated to' the high offices they now occupy ?  We believe thatthostatemeut of the  Victoria Province is prompted solely by  the idea that Mr. Bostock desires to  remain in the Dominion field because  he has inaugurated a plan for the  advancement, of Yale-Cariboo-Koote-  n.-iy and considers that he is in duty  hound to seo that it is carried out.-  Owing to his sessional duties and the  vast area of the Province, Mr. Bostock  possibly* does not   fully realize   bow  vitally necessary for the future prosperity of British Columbia is a well  directed  reform  movement that  will  succeed in  freeing the country of thc  Turiicr-Rithet-Dimsmuir vampire.   A  long-suffering   people   arc   clamoring  for a leader who is not only competent  to head such a movement, but who  also has thc qualifications that insure  a sound administration of affairs after  the election.   All the electors require  from Mr. Bostock is his consent to act  as the standard-bearer of the Reform  Party, to rally around him to such an  extent   that   it is   safe   to   say  five-  sixths of the voting population will  gladly give hiin  and his lieutenants  their most enthusiastic support.   The  Miner is now in a position to say that  there are leading citizens in the Interior and at the Coast, Conservatives  and Liberals, many of whom   never  before troubled themselves in matters  of this kind,  who have expressed a  willingness and desire to do all in their  power   to   assist in   organizing,   and  preaching   if  need   be,    the   crusade  against the politicians who now have  the Province by the throat.  For months past a plan for the  coining campaign has been progressing in the interior districts of tho  Province. It is now perfected in all  its details, and only requires the approval of Mr. Bostock to be put into  effect at once. Suffice it to say for the  present that the plan is in no way sectional or narrow. It irives due recognition to the loyal Opposition and the  disaffected- Ministerialists, and in its  scope is to some extent Federal as well  as Provincial. It is backed by provincial men of the highest integrity and  patriotism. '' ������������������  In publishing this statement The  Mixer has no intention to arrogate to  itself any undue importance. It simply  happens that circumstances necessitate  the immediate publication of this information. This journal is content to  act'as an humble worker in the vineyard of good government,and, as time  will show; will be "only one of-a score  of British Columbia newspapers tliat  tbink more of the advancement of-the  country's prosperity "than the corruption fund of the Victoria ringsters. "  Mr. Bostock.is not a man of selfish  motives,  and knows .that-the.sp;j of  CONSISTENCY,  THOU  ART  A JEWEL.  Today the Rossland Miner is working tooth  and nail  for the establishment of tho Le Roi smelter at North-  port, and is filling its columns with  any slush that will belittle thc Kootenay smelting  industry and blind the  public to the advantages to be derived  by this district from the reduction of  ores on this side of the international  boundary.    Yet as late as July 24th it.  printed an editorial which  in every  way agrees  with  tbe contentions of  T1112 Mini.]..    Everyone who has read  four consecutive  issues of tho Rossland Miner, knows that that journal  contradicts   itself   with   greater   frequency than any other newspaper on  the American continent, and there is  seldom an issue that does not contain  an apology for libelous remarks, or a  change of opinion.    It has made itself  the laughing "stock of Canadian journalism.   Its condition today is truly  pitiful.   That the public are sick of its  monumental   stupidity   is   best   evidenced by the fact that it cannot hold  its own in a thriving city like Rossland, and a populous district like Kootenay,  whero,  with thc exception of  the Rossland  Record, it has had the  field for daily newspapers entirely to  itself.   In the last few weeks it has  become reduced in size by nearly one-  half,   and    there   are   well    founded  rumors that it will shortly become a  weekly.  The Rosslaud Miner is the only paper  in Canada that has fought The Minei.  is its efforts to keep the Le Roi smelter  on this sido of the international boundary. We are naturally forced to  believe that its unprosperous condition at the present time is largely  attributable to its policy in. this  respect.  The last few issues of the Rossland  Minor have been so hostile to Kootenay smelters, Kootenay merchants  and Kootenay labor, that we aro  determined if possible to stop it, and  print the following editorial of the  Rossland Miner, of July 24:  "The smelter question as regards  Kootenay is settled. It is useless for  the Lc Roi company to talk any longer  of a site for its proposed smelter plant  at Northport or any other place across  the boundary line.    If it cannot build  and on the Colville reservation it will  become an important smelting center,  but we do not think there,is the remotest chance of its building up a  smelting industry on the ores of Cair-  ada until all such legislation as the  Dingley bill is swept from the statute  books of the United States."  THE   BIMETALLIC  COMMISSION.  Tho U. S.  bimetallic commissioners  who have been sounding the European  ministries in reference to an arrangement looking to the establishment of  a ratio between gold and silver have  had little to report in the way of definite  information.     They have communicated to the British government  the proposals with  which they were  charged and have  been informed that  the administration will probably reply  to those  proposals in  October next.  Tbe answer of the British government  to the proposals of the commissioners  will be, of course, the crucial point in  the negotiations which they arp conducting,   because   until   that government has signified its intention to proceed  upon  the lines laid down in the  proposals of the commissioners it will  be of no possible use to open up negotiations with otlier governments.  The  Chancellor of the British Exchequer,  in a noncommittal reply to the suggestions of the United States envoys,  says that it is duo both to the importance of thc subject and the manner in  which it has been brought before the  English ministry by the representatives ofthe United States and France,  that the  proposals   made should be  carefully   examined   and considered,  and that this process must be somewhat prolonged   owing   to   die time  necessarily occupied in communicating  with the government of India.   The  answer of the Chancellor,  it will be  seen,  postpones any definite arrangement in   reference   to the ratio until  next autumn.  Mrs. F. C^haj^urcJiaj5cd^he_Cri-erion Restaurant and is prepared to servo tho Best Meal  in thc City.  736  A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.  Baker Htreet, 4 doors north of post office.  All white help.  COOL REFRESHING dmnksI  -t- NELSON  SODA  WATER   FACTORY-A-  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.  (BO  Orders delivered promptly.  O.   BOX   88-  The Shooting Gallery B  JOHN MILES  s now open for'the first time  Nelson.   Prizes will be given  week   to week   for   the  liighest scores.  Baker Street,  Opposito Tremont Hotel.  Call and see me.  739  Nelson Shoe Store  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line of  Spring Goods just received  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  hand at all  times.    Give us a call and. satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  '   NELSON, B. C.  On  (584)  ith  we  politics is best navigated by drifting  with the tide. By accepting the leadership of the Reform Party of British  Columbia he will encounter no rocks  and shoals, and will find a sphere that  is eminently suited to him and worthy  of the consideration of any man.  GOLD PRODUCTION..  The world's production of gold.for  the year 1890 is estimated by the director of the U.S. mint to have been $205,-  000,000, of which the United States contributed nearly one-quarter. For the  year 1S97 the. probable gold product is  estimated- at $210,000,000. Increases  are expected from all the*" principal  producing countries, that from South  Africa being regarded- as the most  important in point of quantity and  value. .The increase .from Canada is  ranked next, and then comes that expected from the United States. Other  countries counted upon as supplying  increases are Australia, Russia, Mexico  and British India. The director of the  mint expects that the world's product  of gold will continue to increase for a  number of years to come, that new  mines will be opened in all parts of the  world, and tbat with the improved  methods for extracting the ores containing the gold the world's1 gold product by the close of tbe present century will amount to over 8300,000,000  year] v.  The forthcoming annual-report of  the United States bureau of statistics  will show the total valuation of the  imports anddomestic exports of that  country for the year ending June 30th  ISO/. The largest trade was doue with  Great Britain,' thc imports aggregating  $lG-i,9_.7,S20, and the exports $_.78,45S,-  592. Germany is second arid France is  third. Tho imports from the Dominion of Canada during the year amounted, to S-10,309,387, and tlie exports to  ������5S,405,ai8.  a plant in Kootenay to compete wi  the.Trail or Pilot Bay smelters v  very much fear it will have to keep  out of the business.- These twosmelting  companies are backed entirely, by  American capital. They -have come  to Kootenay, invested their money in  reduction works,. lowered the cost of  smelting and promise to still further  reduce it. The Omaha and Grant  people, the new owners of the Pilot  Bay smelter, say they Will smelt all  the ores in the Kootenay that they can  getjand they will secure these ores by  paying more for them than the mine  owners can obtain from any American  smelter. They will take Kossland as.  well as Nelson, Ainsworth and .Slocan  ores and they will settle for these ores  as soon as received at.their smelter,  which will be in from 24 to.72 hours  after shipment, thus saving much  interest and greatly facilitating the  business of the country.  "The establishment of such an-in-,  dustry in-Kootenay is worth a little  sacrifice' and we have no doubt therefore that if it should be found necessary the government will extend a  reasonable protection to it ��������� in the  shape of an export duty on ore. We  do not, however, believe such a course  will be necessary as the Omaha and  Grant people declare that under existing conditions and with equitable  freight rates they .can compete sucj  cessfury;arl������ilot_Bay"Svith any siiielter  in the. world for the ores of the entire  Kootenay district including, of course,  Rossland. - -  "Our first impression on reading the  letter" from our Northport correspondent regarding Northport's advantages  as a smelter site, was one of surprise  that Governor Grant, of the Omaha &  Giant Smelting company, who last  month made a tour of observation  through the country, should have  selected Pilot Bay instead of North-  port as the site for his Biitish Columbia reduction works. A -careful  perusal of the letter, however, convinced us that Governor Grant knew  what he was about, Tn the first place it  was apparent that the ores to be treated were to come from I.ossland, Slocan, Salmon river and Boundary  creek���������all British Columbia niining  camps. In the next place it became  apparent that Northport's chief claim  to excellence was based on its proximity to a deposit of lime. Seeing Unit  the tonnage of ore which a smelter  will use is just tive times the tonnage  of lime it will require for flux we are  forced to the conclusion that Governor  Grant knew what he was doing in  figuring on the .supply of-flux as an  entirely secondary consideration, -  "As our correspondent admits, fuel  can be laid down as cheaply under the  present condition at Trail, Sayward  and Robson as at Northport. All are  common points and thc freight rates  to each arc therefore the same. In  addition to that Canada permits the  free importation of .coke, so that British Columbia smelters can'���������buy in'the  cheapest market while American  smelters must buy the home product.  "As to the C. P. It. connections with  the north.ourNorthport correspondent  need have no uneasiness about them.  The railroads built this summer by Mr.  Heinze and the C. P. K. have assured  Kootenay of an entirely reliable northern service during the winter months.  "The ileinze smelter has not been a  failure. It has trebled its capacity and  added a refinery since it started. It has  enabled the Le Roi compav to pay  S475.000 in dividends. It reduced the  cost- of smelting greatly at the time of  its construction and we shall be greatly surprised if it does not continue to  reduce the-price in the future.  "We are free to admit that if North-  port were in British Columbia it would  present many advantages as a site for.  a smelter to treat Kootenay and  Boundary creek ores. - We have no  doubt that with the development of  the" mines, in its immediate vicinity..  The New Wesftninster Columbian says:  "The Vernon News, which is one of tbe  very few and far between journals of tbe  provicce that is favorabl.v disposed Jo-  ward the government at Victoria, essays,  in its last issue, a very mild defence or  of Hon. G. B. Martin ngainst the somewhat unique  interviews with the Chief  Commissioner of Lands nud Works which  were published recently by several of  the Kootenay papers.   Incidentally, the  News observes:   'We do not feel called  upon to pose as  an   iipologisfc for Mr.  Martin.   AVe have not always seen eye to  eye with the governmeut of which he is a  member, and we have always maintained  that their railway policy, as instanced  hist session, was, to use the mildest term,  a huge mistake.   Neither do we intend to  uphold Mr. Martin as a model minister;  but we belive in fair play,' etc.   It seems  Geo. Bohun, a la "Shirtsleeves" Sherman,  bas  been   repudiating   his  interviews  since they came out, being shocked himself by their appearance in cold type, and  the News assumes that   tbe bold bad  Kootenay  newspaper  man  has,  so  to  speak, "taken a rise ont of tbe old man."  Mayor Houston has informed The  Miner that in future he will refuse to  divulge any information regarding  civic matters, consequently any detail  of ^ business that is not, in the city  records will have to be obtained by i  tedious research. , The mayor also  objects to The Miner's full reports of  the council proceedings. He is of the  opinion-that-the-public-are given more'  information, about municipal affairs  than is necessary. This journal entertains a firm belief . to the contrary.  Notwithstanding the desires of the  mayor, the. council reports will be  as complete in future as they have  been Jn the past and more attention  than ever will be devoted to the manner  in which Nelson is governed.  Lawrence .  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners' and Builders'  h: .a. _r zd;w .a. :r e  Prices  A Full Stock of Graniteware and otlier Kitchen Utensil*.  Furnished on Application.  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS,  TEL.   21. *_B_A__IS:_E_R  8TEEET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.  A. C  Buchanan & Co.  P" ������- Box " Telephone No. ,0  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  l>l_OFE!-.S14>.VA_,  ���������AK-������g.  HAVE A  ��������� tt  TOR~EVERY^K'IND OF HEAD  But  Our  IP. O.  Are Specially Reduced to Clear  Don't Miss Them  STO__R_E3'*.  J. A. GILKER  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,  tury Public, Slocan City."  NO-  434  ML. GRIMMETT, LL.B.,   ..   ...   Solicitor, Notary Public, Ktc  B. C.  BARRISTER,  *"'      Snndon  (134)  DR. H. J_. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST,  .Nelson,B.C. Gold nnd Porcelain Crowns  inserted, oId teeth treated by U10 latest  mot hods.    Terms strictly cash. (������<Jl)  G.EO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  goon.-  Ollice, Baker street, 3 doors west  of postoillcc, up stairs.    (571)  ASSAYING,  saycrs  to'  ROBBINS&  LANG.     AS-  _, -.    ---    ������Var Jingle-and ��������� Associated  Companies, Rossland " (354)  E. M. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  ���������   J? ire   Insurance   and   Mining   Broker;  Sandon, li. C. - . 5G0���������  I71LETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER  _J     Solicitor, etc... Sole Agent for lhe Cana  dlan Firs Insurance Co.  Mining properties for sale.  Real 'Estate  and  Slocan City, B.C.  (3J1)  Stoe Dominion iB'ufl&fiiti  &%oanBes'n  TORONTO, ONTARIO  SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL OYER.$3,000,000  MONEY TO LOAN  Cu-Easy Monthly Paymeuts Regulated  to Suit the Borrower,  SPECIAL   FEATURES  No Shares to be subscribed for  No Fines..  No Forfeitures.-  No. of Payments guaranteed  GORE,.BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  ' and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. i, over  Iliomson & Co.'s Bock Store. en  TTt       712  WANTED.  POSI riON���������By young married man as book-  ikecper or clerk. . Best of reference,  Address:   E. A. B.,  710 Care Office.  A-GENERAL SERVANT.-Apply   to Mrs.  H . A. Macdonald, Victoria street, Nelson., 722  - Immediately, a reliable woman to represent  us in Kootenay, 3 C.   References.   Securitv.  Address, "Business," Room No. 12.  731 5 Sisters' Block, Victoria, B. C.  LOS I��������� Last Monday evening, a small pocket  book containing $21, on -Victoria street. The  owner is a poor widow woman, and has thus  been deprived of what was needed for tho support of her children. Kinder will please return  to Mks. Simmons, back of Vienna bakery.  NOTICE.  Hip Chung has moved his laundry into his  n-sw quarters on Victoria street, near the Fire  Hall. 729  C. D. J. CHRISTIE, Agent  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON,  B.  C  IJSTCOHPOEATED  THE  1670.  Hudson's Bay Company,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  Many people claim to sell tlie best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  tlie favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged "by all unprejudiced people  to "be tlie best value in Canada!  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  B^KER STREET NELSON, B. C  4 THE MINER, NELSON   B. C., SATURDAY, ADJUST 28, 1897  iSiM  HOW IT WAS DISCOVERED BY OLD  MAN HALL-  Two Attempt* Were Made to  Freeze Hiin  Out  Kilt   lie   Made   Money  ���������lust lhe Same.  The presence ot Winslow Hall in Nelson lust week recalled to mauy old-timers  in Kootenny the early history of the  Silver King mines, now owned bv the  Hall Mines, Ltd.  A KOOTENAY  MONEEU.  Less than twelve years ago, Winslow  Hall, now a wealthy and .widely known  man. wns a poor, obscure ranchor, living  upon a patch of land iu the Salmon river  valley. It was the hnbit of ���������'Hill" Hall,  as he was popularly known at that time,  to set out every spring with his two sons  for a prospecting trip through the hills  in the neighborhood of his clearing, and  search for placer diggings. Neither the  old man or his sons had much knowledge  of quartz mining, nud lie was equally  iguornnt of mineral formations and the  character of rocks. Tn the summer of  '86 they discovered "float" and "colors"  on Hull creek, a tributary of the Salmon,  and panned out enough of the precious  metal to carry them through the year.  In the following spring they returned to  these diggings with horses and supplies,  and prepared to sluice the ground ou an  extensive scale.  Shortly after their arrival, some of the  ponies stiayed from camp. While traek-  iug the.animals at the head of Hall  creek, one of the sous, not iced a deposit  of curiously colored metalliferous rock  cropping from the mountain side. With  a vague idea that a valuable discovery  had been made, the party knocked off  several large pieces .and some time afterwards forwarded them to au assayer  named Lindeey, of Spokane.  I'KEEZEtOTJT game no. 1.  Lriudsay reported tlie rock as valueless,  although, as a matter of fact, it was remarkably lich iu silver, copper and gold.  Then the assayer staited out to locate  the property. Hall learned iu some way  of Liudsey's intentions, became convinced that be had beeu. duped, and proceeded .to locate three claims in the vicinity of the discovery.  FKEEZE-OUT GAME NO. 2.  , The Halls performed the assessment  work in 1883 and JSS9. Then C. D. Atkins aud his partner, a man named Ramsey, came along aud offered to buy tbe  property. Alki s had for years repre  fcenled the Baring. Bros, of London, but  also had considerable funds of his own.  The Halls refused to sell for a nominal  Bum, demanding one million dollars for  their three claims, the Silver King,  Kootenay Botianaa nnd American Flag.  M. S. Davys, Ihe present superintendent of the Hall Miues, Lid., then offered  the Halls, $350,000 for the property.  This proposition was also refused, although the Halls had no capital with  which to work the miue.  When Atkins, after several efforts to  buy the miue, became convinced that the  Halls would not sell at a reasonable  figure, ho resolved upon auother method  .to acquire the mine, pr.at least.a portion  of it. He offered to loan the Halls  . 320,000 for development purposes. The  money was accepted and a mortgage on  the three claims given as security. But  little of tho money wns expended on the  property, the mortgagees devoting it to  their personal use. They also failed tc  pay the interest. Atkins advanced more  money, aud in a comparatively short  time the Hal's were hopelessly involved,  with the mine practically undeveloped.  Iu the summer 6f 1890, Atkins secured  the sei vices of three-Victoria men, who  ngreed to "jump" the property on the  claim tbat tho locations were not made  according lo tho Mineral Act. Atkins  explained lo aud finally -convinced the  Halls that the lnw suit by which they  -were threatened would ruin them if commenced, and succeeded in obtaining a  one-halC interest in tho group in consideration for the money loaned nnd for  stopping all legal proceedings. In July,  1890, Atkins died suddenly of pneumonia, at the Nekon hotel.  A COMPANY OKGASIZED.-  -In the summer 6f lS93,the Hall Mines,  Ltd., was formed in London, H. E. Croasdaile, the present general manager of  the company, being largely instrumental  in putting the- deal, through. The concern was. capitalized for ������250,000. The  Halls received coneidereble cash and a  large block of stock for.their interest.  The ,Hall Mines, L'd., have yet to declare dividend, but they expect to���������in the  sweet by' and by/. -  October 1st. .The. corner store will be  occupied by. Messrs. McArthur &. McDonald, furniture dealers and undertake  ers.  The Turner & Boeckh building, at the  northeast corner of TJaker and Wurd  streets, will be completed by October 1st.  The Nelson and Fort Sheppard railroad  company will occupy the corner store as  a general city ticket and telegraph office.  The adjoining store on Baker street will  be fitted up by J. F. "Weil, dry goods and  haberdashery.  Architect Ewart has drawn plans and  specifications for a handsome residence  of stone aud brick for Judge Forio, at  the east end of Baker street, at the foot  of the bluff. It will be two and one-half  stories in height and contain every modem convenience."* Mr. Ewart is also asking for tenders for the erection of a modem residence for Edward Applewhaite,  on the comer of Ward aud Observatory  streets.  AN INFLUENTIAL COMPANY.  Its Wfieratloiif* In Brllinli Columbiu Will  lie Closely Watched.  The British Columbia and New Find  Gold Fields Corporation, limited, has  been organized in London, England.  The company is capitalized for ������500,000.  The local directors are Hon. J. H. Turner, Messrs. 11. P. Itithet, T. B. Hall and  Col. Prior, all of Victoria. Premier Turner is secretary. The company will work  in harmony with the B. C. Gold Fields,  limited, which owns the.Ymir, on Wild  Horse creek, a large interest iD the Ruth  near London, This corporation has been  formed to carry ou tLe usual business of  an exploration, finance, and rgency  corporation in British Columbia or elsewhere. It will devote its attention to  acting as the London agent for local  companies, and introduciug the slums  of approved mines ou the London and  Continental markets. By this means the  shares of the important British Columbian mines may be dealt iu in London in  the same manner as are those of the piin-  cipal South African mines. It is confidently anticipated that there will accrue  to this corporation a large and profitable  business iu financing aud raising working capital for the best local mines.  We do. not know if the corporation is  going into the "concession" business in  this Province, but take occasion to  remark that the electors do not forget  nnd will not forgive the Cassair job at  the last session of the legislative assembly  and' will not tolerate nny more legislation of a similar nature.  PEBTINENT EDIT0EIAL REMAKES  OE THE LOCAL PRESS-  Opinion* or the Various Newspapers on  Mutters Affecting British Columbia  nml WeMtern Canada.  Provincial Appointments'.  His Honor the-Lieutenant-Governor  has been pleased to make the following  appointments:  H. T. AVilson Herald, of the 150-Mile  House, M. D., to bo a" justice of the  peace within and for the county' of  Cariboo.  William John Trythall, of the city  of Vancouver, to be a reviser of the  Municipal Voters' List for the city of  Vancouver, for tho year 1897.'  Josiah Stirrett, mining recorder, at  Donald, to bo recorder of marks and  brands under the Cattle Act, for the  East Kootenay Electoral district, and  deputy clerk of the peace for the northern division of the said district.  Charles Massey tEclwards, mining  recorder, at Fort Steele, to be deputy  clerk of thc peace, and registrar of the  -County-Courb-of-Kootenay-holdenat-  Fort Steele.  Lewis Charles Smith, of Nelson, to  be a notary public within and for the  Province of British Columbia; Frederick Elliot, of Nelson, within and for the  Province of British Columbia; Robert  Wetniore Haunington, of Vancouver,  within and for"the Mainland of British  Columbia,  UEW BUILDINaS.  Many  l.n.incss   nioeks   anil  Kesirtenccs  Under   Construction.  The Elliott block, at the corner of  Baker and Stanley streets, is nearing  completion and will be ready for occupancy by September 1st.' The structure,  a two-story brick with plate glass front,  is a striking improvement to Baker  street. The corner store bas beeu leased  to the Canada Book and Drug company.  The-two-story building at the northwest corner of Baker and Ward streets,  for the Broken Hilt Mining and Development company, will  be  finished by  McLeod a Divisional I'oint.  The question of the location of the  Macleod station on the Nelson & Lethbridge branch of thc C. P. R. has at  length been settled. It is to be presumed, that the location is satisfactory  to the town, as the town council was  authorized to agree -to it by a large  majority of property owners at a public meeting last week.  It-may be stated here that there is  every reason to believe that' Macleod  will bo an important point on thc new  lino. The company has purchased the  old Haymes and Knuth land, aggregating sonic 'ISO acies, a very large  proportion" pf which would be taken up  by yards, machine shops, engine sheds,  etc., if Macleod is made a divisional  point. There is also some reason to  believe that Mr. Haney is strongly in  favor of such a plan, and that he will  probably use his influence to that end.'  -\������w Mining Companies.-  The Charleston Mining company,  limited, has been iueorporoted with a  capital stock of S150.000, divided iuto  150,000 shares of the par value of ������1.  The head office of the company is in  Kaslo. The company is organized' to  purchase the Charleston - mine near  Whitewater. -  " Tlie Western Canadian Gold Fields,  limited,, has beeu registeted at.Victoria.  The capital stock of the company is $250,-  000 divided into 250,000 shares of the par  value of $1. The head office of the company is in this city.  TheFaiiview Cousolidated Gold Mines  company has beeu reorganized with a  capital   stock-of $975,000 divided into  ItEVELSTOKE AS A MUNICIPALITY.  Iu discussing the advisibility of Revelstoke becoming a municipality the Herald  says: As a corporation the town could  make itself heard better in its dealings  with the government and other bodies.  The question of freight rates for instance  could be handled by the town council  with an influence, which no other local  body could hope to bring to bear on the  C.P.R., and. there would be machinery  existing in - the municipal officials for  the collection of statistics on suoh points  which is at preseut wholly lacking.  Against the scheme tbe chief argument  is undoubtedly the scattered nature of  the population of the town, whieh will  render the expenditure on improvements  a very delicate matter to handle. The  fear, of trouble on this score is very likely  to keep business men from accepting'  municipal office, from purely business  considerations.  MUNICIPAL ECONOMY.  . Nelson's city 'council bas voted a salary  of 82000 per year to the chief executive,  who this year happens to be John Houp-_  ton. Luxuries come high but there is  nothing like it wheu one hns money to  fling at the birds. Kaslo", in her modest  way is trying to stiuggle along and be  conteut 'with a mayor and council who  are public spirited enough to serve tbe  people gratuitously. It is bad to be thus  out of the fashionable swim, but we bave  consolatiou in the happy thought -that  comes from municipal freedom from  towering and threatening- debt.���������Kaslo  Kootenaiar.  ouii neighi-Oks' envy;  Washington State, which, with a little  incidental assistance from San Frat.ci*co  is raisiug most of the protests against  Canada's attempt to divert the Yukon  trade to the Canadian cities of Victoria  .and .Vancouver, is an ungrateful community. Washington is the" southerly  fiiuge of British Columbia, noted mainly  for the^cheek of its people and the extent  of its boom towns. These Three Graces,  Spokaue, Tacoma nnd Seattle, were dying  by slow starvation when the development  ofBtitifali Columbia restored prosperity  to Spokaue.���������Toronto Telegram.  THE FUTUItE OF R. C.  Iu discussing the future of UusPio-  ���������viuce and the circumstances leading up  to tho development of our resources the  Victoria Times says: Now, what does  this mean?' It mentis iu the first place  that British Columbia is being advertised  as uo couutry has ever, beeu advertised  before; it means, inasmuch as this province is the most splendid field for investment in the known world, tbe immediate development of our vast resources on a stupendous scale.' It means  more. The impetus which will be given  :to: every branch of iudustry consequent  upon the in pouring of capital, and people  can be regarded as equal in value to the  natural^progressthat" would be'uiade" by"  the province in five or ten years under  ordinary conditious. For one who bas  the opportunity, as has a newspaper  man, of seeing, publications.from mauy  quarters of the world, these views regarding British Columbia's future arc in no  ���������wiee extravagant or over-sanguine.' No  oue who properly appreciates the situation cau fail to be impressed with the  conviction that at last the clouds have  lifted, and that we nre about to enjoy a  season of unexampled prosperity.  PROVINCIAL  PRODUCTS.  The outlook in British Columbia is, ou  the whole, satisfactory and encouraging.  The agricultural interest���������which; after  all, is far more important "thnn many  persons suppose���������is in a better condition  than for the past three or four years.  Both iri the Coast districts and in the  Interior, the reports, bolh of the yield  aud of the condition of the crops, are  favorable. There has been practically  no damage from Hoods- in the Fraser  Valley this year, while the weather has  been good throughout the Province for  harvest operations The demand for all  kinds of producers large, while prices are  much higher thau they were. .The  demand from all the mining districts is  greater than ever before "and it may be  expected to steadily increase. - Indeed, it  looks as though the demand, would, for  some years to come, iuci ease more rapidly  thau the domestic supply,' while by the  extension of railways, roads aud other  circumstances; the agriculturists" of this  province can reach the markets eatier  aud at cousiderably less cost in regard to  freight.     ' - '  alas! too tkue. v   -  Tbe editor of the Golden Era has just  beeu through a" tour oE the principal mining camps  The condition of the bridges is particularly bad. * * . * " The - government now draws an immense, revenue  from the miuing industry, aud the whole  of that revenue should'"- be devote J to  furthering the interests uf the miner and  prospector by opeuiug up the country by  good trails, and by keeping these trails  in good shape for traffic.  HOME SMELTERS.  Build home smelters and find a home  or at least a friendly market for tlieir  product, thereby saving to silver-lead  miners $18 per tonj-the duty on 60 per  cent, leadore, and silver may go down to 40  cents if it likes nud s'ay there. .Canada  has a large aud growing manufacturing  industry. She should be able to work  up all the silver and lead produced within her borders. The home smelter then  is the missing link, the path which leads  around Uncle Sam's high tariff wall.  POOR CIVIL SERVICI-.  Thc Sandon police case demonstrates  the necessity of'having a reconstruction of the service resulting in the  making of a police system with central  staff, districts, merit promotion and  strict discipline, entirely independent  if politics or influence. ��������� The improvement might with advantage be effected  on the whole civil service system of  the province.���������Revelstoke Mail, s  CROW'S NEST PASS COAL.  TEE  ENORMOUS   BEDS   OF   FUEL  NEAR ELK RIVER. ,  ' r  The Scums Contain  Autliracllc   Kitmiilii-  out and funnel t'oal In Almost  Limitless ttuiintlfles.  ��������� ���������;-��������� ���������������������������f>-^-> ���������%:5tfs-t I  \ ������-<g./tffi*Mt-'-7yrs-  Sweet  Gaporal  Cigarettes  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  NKW YOltK.  y_*H +*&&&-*+<������?!���������&-* |  I t-8S3S>-**<������������&*-*y<&i;  NOTICE.  West anil Emerson wish to inform  tbe public that on and after August  1st., all orders for wood or coal must-  be left at their office on Baker street  accompanied by the cash. All orders  Svill receive prompt attention.       (710)  Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to H. N. Couster,  615 Revel.toke  HARNESS and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Team Housings,' Whips,  Brushes, Combs, Bits,  Harness Oil. etc. Repairing a specialty Orders  promptly attended.  L.POGUE.  WARD ST.  (050) Opp Court House  The coal fields in the East Kootenay  district,   in   what  is  known   as   the  Crow's Nest Pass, lie in a southeasterly direction from Fort Steele, the distance   to  the nearest available - coal  being about sixty miles.   These coal  fields in thc near future will have a  world-wide reputation, both on account  of the quality and quantity to be extracted, and are without doubt  the  best coal fields in ��������� America undeveloped.   Thc   western   outcrop   of  the  field is ou the side of a mountain  in  the valley of  Elk River,  one of the  largest contributaries of the Kootenay  river.   On. the eastern  side the coal  seams have been traced a distance of  forty miles,..with   surface   cross-cuts  made at* intervals," showing the seams  and walls.   The lowest known seam is  some 1,500   feet "above the   drainage  level of the valley, and is thirty feet  in thickness.  One hundred feet higher  there is another seam thirty feet thick.  Then comes a seam fifteen feet thick.  Then a small three-foot one; then a  seven-foot one; then another thirty-  foot seam.   And above theseare five  more workable seams from four to ten  feet in thickness.   .Eleven seams in all,  making a total of 143 feet in thickness  of coal exposed.  These seams dip with  the mountain easterly, at. an angle of  thirty,to thirty-five degrees, the. upper  seams having the least dip.'"- Theie aie  three-large-creeks_-cutting--this���������coalfield, and the scams are exposed on the  banks of these creeks! and openings  can be made to mine the coal without  much preliminary expense.   The cuts  made by thc "creek are more valuable  than so many tunnels to prospect the  coal, because there is room to operate  thc mines on both sides of the creek,  and the mines are proved to be permanent without any cost���������in fact, nature  did the prospecting.   In addition to  the coal on Elk "river, further east on  Martin's creek and other tributaries  on Mitchell creek,' which is the fork of  lilk river, there i.s another large body  of coal above the Elk river field, but  of smaller area, a great amount of the  Held having been carried away-by natural causes through the different ages  since the coal was formed.  The aggregate of the depth of the seams of coal  in tbe upper basin is somewhat more  than on Elk river, so that if a shaft'be  sunk through .the whole field   there  would be found 200 feet of  coal   in  workable seams.    It "would bo hard to  find another field of coal with as much  coal to the acre and so easy and cheap  to work.   The eastern outcrop of this  field is near the summit of the Rocky  Mountains, thc average distance from  tbe   western   crop   being   ten   miles,  showing   ti   coal   field    forty    miles  north and south by ten miles east and  west,  and  an  area exceeding 250,000  acres.    The  coals in  this field  differ,  owing no doubt to the different ages  of the coal, there being three different  qualities. .The lowest seams are an-  thracitic in their   nature,  while   the  upper seams are the bituminous coals.  In between, both above and below the  bituminous   coals,  are  a   number   of  Notice of ippiicatiou for Liquor License.'  ���������rJ-AK]_ notice tliat I, 1_. F. Cobb, will apply  S     to  the  Stipendiary Magistrate  of  West  Kootenay, thirty days alter date, for a license  to sell liquor bv retail, at Ymir. in said district.  E. R COllB.  Dated at Ymir, U. C, this L'lth dav of July,  1S!)7. "IS  FOR SALE,  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days after dale I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works f-H' permission to purchase ���������  lfiO acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Bay, West Kootenay District, and  commencing at a post marked K. -C. Howell,  N. XV. corner; thence east JO chains; thenco  south 40 chains; thenco west, 40 chains to i he  shore, and thence along the shore to the point  of commencement. E. C. HOWELL,  July 27,1S97 17I0J Per J. Hei.iucic McGregor.  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days after date 1  intend to apply to the. Chief Commissioner of  Lands antl Works for permission to purchase-  ICO acres of unreserved Crownlands, situaleon  Crawford Bay, West, Kootenay DUtrict, nnd  commencing at a post, marked]!. 8. Oddy, S.K.  corner: thence west 10 chains; thenco north 40  chains: thence cast 40 chains; thence south 40  chains: B. S. ODDY.  July 27,1SD7 1711] Per J. Hkukick McGregor.  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept  at Nelson.  0S0     CHARLES StBARBE, Agent  You Need It!    .  HAND  BOOK  OF TIIE  AMENDMENTS  TO THE  Mineral Act  y  '/?  x  slativo Assembly of the  " "    " 1897. ���������     '  Passed by the Ley  Province of British Columbia, Jlay 5,  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Ollice.  ;*rJ  KOOTENAY HOTEL  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  _ 403 W. J. G. UivkHou. l-uk cr St.  NELSON^ LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W.J. G-. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots, or parties wishing information.-  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  400 F. C. INNES.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW niix..  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First Class Bar in  connection.     Transient rates reasonable.       (582)  A. C. EWART  _a._e^o_h:it_e!CT  'St-*  Builders  are invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough   and   Dressed  Lumber;- Shingles^Lathsf  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  413  G. O.  Z3Uchai)_M)  KOOTENAY , LAKE,   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All   persons  per month or $10.00  contributing  $1.00  pcrvyear will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ol" the-Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois."  A. FI. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August ^th  1896.  a' (11!))  Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6        043 Nelson, B. C.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and' "  - Provincial"*^  Land Surveyor.  649  NELSON, B.  C.  &iot<  oca i)  Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Headqbarkers   For  Commercial {Travelers  ano fllMmno flDen.  First=Class in ail its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, BiC.  (551) '_ ^  HOLIDAY GOODS  Say!  Flags "  Cameras- -  fiammocks ���������  Sporting Goods  Fishing Tackle *  Lunch Baskets  Everything at  Thomson Stationery Co. Ltd  3.2  NKf-SOV, 15. (J.  Are ypu acquainted  -  "   - .      with  Fred Goodwin?  ; If not come and buy a quart of  Beer, 25 cents,"  and get acquainted. r,3  VICTORIA HOTEL  mm   fi|;^W..  975,000 shares of a par \alue of $1.   Tbe  head office of tbe company is at Victoria.' borses to waddle, over as best tbey can  seams of coal different from anything  of the district, and claims to j heretofore known. -These coals bave  be in a position to write autboritively on 1 been analyzed and treated by different  tbe state iu which he fouud tbe trails. 1 parties, among them being Prof, llolf-  As a rule these are in a neglected state..j man, government assayer at Ottawa  The policy of the governmeut appears to ' for the geological department, and tLe  be to open tbe mere i i portant trails at. results as -shown in the department  i the beginning of each spring season and j reports prove that these coals would  ��������� then to leave them in a bappy-go-Incky loose nothing by comparing them with  sort of condition  for    prospectors   and ] the best coals of thc same  variety in '.  , Pennsylvania.  w  HOOP  That  W lasting Pai  *  means a long Vf  *  S\i  qualities W  Its   rnar_  are unique. y|  The price makes it  available to aU.  s������-  THE E.B.EDDY CO'S f  ���������  'MOURATEDTIBREWARE - ^  <*%  VAILS, TUBS. PAHS, DISHES, ETC [\i'j THE MINER NELSON, B. t., SATURDAY, AUGUST 2g, 1897.  _*���������-*-  IN GOLDEN CARIBOO.  RECOLLECTIONS OP THE DAYS OF  THIET _T YEAES AGO.  Immense turns raniii'd Out I'l-om- Sm.-ili  .trviis-  -A Coi'uilry Etlc-hi-s-  li::tu  tin- Klontl) li-i.  James Orr, of Vancouver, who is one  of Cariboo's old timers, gives an interesting account of bis experiences in northern B.'itish Columbia gold fields. Land-  in fT at Williams creek in 1862, when the  famous creek was in its glory as a pio-  ducer, Mr. Orr'became one of the owneis  in the Caledonia, and was bookkeeper  for lhat company. In 15 months they  took out over half a million dollars.  They took out ������G,500 from five pans of  gravel, the prize pan beiug $16S0. This  ���������was in 18C3. Out of the Caledonia; which  was 67 feet to bedrock, the best paying  dirt was about two feet on bedrock and  the run was often 150 feet wide. The  Never Sweat was adjoining and washed  up every day from 60 to 200 ounces;  Beauregard, as high as SOO ounces a day;  New York, from 150 to 2C0 ounces; Mof-  fatt's, over S3O0,O0O taken out of 100 feet  square, which was the size of the Cariboo  claims. .The McLean claim was next,  but not so lioh. The Tinker, with 300  feet of ground, paid in dividends over  $700,000. The Watty, a small claim,  uext paid 880,000. The Cameron claims  cleaned up over 31,000,000; the Kabby,  ������900,000; Dead Broke, $70,000. Below  were some short but rich claims. Prince  of Wales paid eight interests half a million. . Above the Caledonia the Lillooet  nnd Cpriboo were very rich. The Aurora,  with its fourteen interests, paid in dividends, after ail expenses wcio paid, about  $39,000 per interest. On the Diller, two  men working oa <the windlass aud two  underground took out in teu hours 102  pounds of gold. In all over $300,000 was  paid in dividends to the three interests in  ��������� this claim. , Above the Black Jack, which  ���������was rich, the Windup was a rich fraction.  From Canyou to Prince of AVales, on up  to the saw mill, the Ericsou, jigger  aud others paid from $25,000 to S50,000 to  - the interest.  Dozens of other claims along old Williams creek paid enormously ,and the  creek never received, says i\Ir. Orr, credit  for nearly ail of its enormous output, it  being generally said that Iho sum of 825,-  000 wa3 taken out of one and a half miles.  Mr. Orr says it was twice that amount.  In any caso, it was such a creek na was  never before struck, and so far the Klondyke is not in the race for record output.  Other creeks .in  the  neighborhood, Mr.  o Orr says, will yet prove as rich perhaps  as Williams creek was. Lightning creek,  Swift river, Slough .creek, Willow river  and dozens of other creeks, which have  never been bottomed, will yet give up  . their hoard of gold.  Of Omineca, Mr. On", who spent two  years there, says it was barely scratched,  and the whole of the Cassiar country is  yet comparatively virgin ground. The  enormous cost of provisions, difficulty of  access and cost of .labor all combined to  make the gold hunters drop work that  would not quickly and enormously repay.  Today there is no better gold country  to prospect than from Cariboo through  _^to���������Klondyke._-^l''rom_ Ashcroft���������through-  ������������������ it is only a little over 1000 miles, of which  the first 220 miles is by a first-class wagon  road, the"next 4.G0 by trail, and the bal-  lauce by a splendid water course down  Teslin lake and the .Hootalinqna.river.  But withiu one year the excitement will  - very likely be centered iu the Cassiar  range of mountains, from which watersheds the sources of the Yukon laryely  spring.  ; For the prospectors who wish to go iu  cheap we sny: Start ..from Ashcroft iu  April, leave Quesnelle in early May and  you can spend the season most profit-  .ablyin   prospecting   through   to Tele-  - graph creek. If you should wish you  can theu sell your pack animals, for  .which there is.always a demand at that  poiut, and build a boat, and iu a week  from the time you leave Lake Teslin you  can be at,that now most talked-of spot  on earth���������Klondyke.       =   -  Free Sliver Ore. -  Some specimens from the Basin  claim exhibited in Nelson .this week  have attracted considerable attention.  They seem to carry a large per centage  of native silver, in fact so'much that  it is hard to believe that it is silver.  No assays have yet" been made. The  claim is situated at the head of the  east fork of Five-mile creck,-12 miles  from Nelson and the owners are G. AV.  Aldous. L. R. Blcwett and J. IL Jackson. -These gentlemen state that there  is a three-foot lead and a, 12-inch paystreak. Tbe depth at'which thespee-  imens were taken m-.-is live feet.  OHDrESEMINEHS.  Will. Tliey  l.-c Allowed   to   Work   In   (lie  Inion   (Colleries?  The Nanaimo miners* .union have  engaged counsel to represent thein before the Supreme Court of Canada in  tlie appeal of the Union Colliery company re the decision of. the full court  as to the constitutionality of the act  prohibiting the employment of Chinese underground. As the act on a  technicality, has been declared inoper  ative, it can hardly be necessary to  appeal until the coal mines regulation  act is amended to make its provisions  apply. .Tl; was stated in the Colonist  scmic time since that it was the intention to appeal from the decision of  Mr. Justice Drake quashing the conviction of Superintendent Little, of  Union, for employing Chinese underground, but so far nothing has been  done. Tho actions of the government  are being closely watched at Nanaimo  in their conduct of tbe administration  of justice.  CHOSEN BY ACCLAMATION.  JCoIicrl Woods Will Itc   tii-iemvood's First  Mayor.���������Election Tor Councillors.  The nomination for the first election of  a mayor and council for the newly incor-  pbrrted cily of Greenwood took place  last Saturday, when the nominations  were received as follows: For mayor���������  Kobert Wood, landholder. For aldermen  ���������Leonard S. Moultou Barrett, broker;  Cyril J. Eales, hotel keeper; C. Scott  Galloway, engineer; John Hammil, miner;  Archie C. McKenzie, merchant; Michael  J. Phelan, merchant; J. AV. Powell, miner;  Arthur Rendell, merchant. Returning  Officsr A. S. Black declared Mr. AVood  duly elected mayor by acclamation, but  as there are eight candidates and ouly  six alderman required, further proceedings wore adjourned until Saturday, 28th  inst., when a poll will be taken. A cou-  sidciable amouut of interest is being  manifested in the election !  ���������Curled Midi Mason le Honors.  , The funeral of C.E.Ferguson, who  died on Saturday aflernoon last, took  place from the Masonic hall in tbis city  on Monday afternoon, with nil thehonors  to which a Mason is entitled. Mr. .Ferguson came to this city from Philadelphia, Pa., to assume the duties of  raauager of the telegraph department of  the C.P.R. He arrived heie on the 17th  of July, and on the 24th he met with an  accident in which his left leg was broken  at the thigh. He was taken to Dr. La-  Bau's hospital, ffheie he finally succumbed to a complication of diseases  arising from (ho fracture of the limb.  AVhen he died, Mr. Ferguson was 47  years of age, and a widower.. The funeral  was attended by over fifty mourners. Tbe  floral tributes'were handsome and appropriate. The figures 73, in pansies, the  telegraphic, emblem for "Our love to  you," presented by Mrs. Tyson were  placed at the foot of the casket. A cross  aud several boqucts completed tbe floral  ofl'rirings.   '  Railway Construction.  Construction work on the Nelson &  Lethbridge raihvay is progressing rapidly and the -ties and rails are laid out  pretty near to the Six Mile Coulee, the  culverts between Lethbridge and there  being all in. A gang of men are at  work on the trestle across the coulee,  which will,take quite'a time as it is  something like 100 feet high in the  centre. As soon as it is across the  coulee the track-laying will be more  rapid, as it is "almost straight sailing  from there to Ross' hill. There are  2,030 men at work on tho construction.  Considerable material, such as bolts,  spikes aud other iron work, has been  shipped from C. P. R." shops at Calgary  to Lethbridge and Macleod, to be in  readiness for construction work on the  raihvay. ���������-     ���������- " "-   ���������  JLow tirade Ores.  Apparently the LeRoi company intends  to utilize the low grade ores, of which it  has about 50,000 tons on the dump. A'  construction car lias arrived from Spokane aud will be used to extend the Red  Mountain track to the dump of the Le  Roi, which is 400 feet higher than the  present track of the-lied Mountain railway at the point where the high grade  ore is received. =Eogineer Tabor has been  surveying the line for "the extension for  some time past, aDd the work will be  pushed to completion. -' The low grade  ore is estimated to be worth .������12 per ton  and as there is about half a million dollars'.worth of it, the stockholders will ob-  taiu dividends from the dump. It will  be.worked by the company's smelter.  CHUKCH   NOTICES.  ������ Sunday Aug. 22, 1897.  CnTJi-Cii of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song,. 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy .Communion on 1st aud- 3rd Sun-  .days in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at .8 a. m.. Sunday-  School at 2.30 p. m.  . PKESTCCTmtiAX Church. Services ai  11 a. m. 'and 7.30 p. rn." Sunday. .School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist CuuiiCH. Corner Silica  and Josephine.Streets. Services at 11  a. m.i:and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting ou Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League C.E.  Tuesday at S p.m.  Rojian Catholic Chckch. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday atS and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist Cnuiicii.���������Services morning  aud evening at 11 a: m. and 7:30 p. m..  Prayer meeting AVednesday evening at 8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev. G.\R. "Welch, Pastor.  W. P. SLOAN,  3w_ciisriisr-__-  j___.G_-*S'-_sra? '"  Goat Uiver, Duck Creek, Sutter District nnd  Summit 'Creek properties u specialty. Property on line of Crow's N'e=t Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  Correspondence Solicited.  ���������  KOOTENAY.  RIVER,  B. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL,  IDAHO.  173-5-12-C  A FREE  TRIP TO  KLONDIKE  GOOD PAIR  OF SHOES  Wouldn't be enjoyable without  proper foot-wear  Wc can lit you  Black or Tan.     Heavy or light  Good to wear and  Price riyht  the nelson shoe ro. rrrr,cv  IHE WHITELAW TRADING CO.  Wholesale Dealers in  Creamery' and  Dairy Butter,  Eggs, Flour  Oatmeal, Lard, Potatoes, Etc-  Brandon* Man,, and 't^FJL**. Nelson, B.C.  IsTELSOIsr  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION cUARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE. ������������������  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B. C.      >  FOE.  FRUIT JARS FRUIT JARS  I^.ememember that we are headquarters and that  XJ will save money in getting them from us  In any quantities that may be desired  r������he prices are right, as we received our  Jars at carload rates, and we are  Able to sell them cheaper than any other  Jietailer in the Kootenay country  Snaps they are'at our prices  .  NELSON.'B. 0.  P. O. BOX 98  ^    GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS  M. Des Brisay & Co.  M. B. SMITH ^ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WRITE   FOB   PRICE  XjIST-  ���������-^ i VICTORIA" ^-���������-BrCr"l^T^  -^smp UT   RATE 8**���������fr-  * . -  I am prepared to make accurate and   reliable assays upon ores at the  following" rates: \r ',  Silver, $ .50._ Silver and gold, Sl.(X)   Silver, lead, gold and copper, 82.00  ."' Gold,'.'.. 1.00 .Copper, 1.00 * Silver, lead nud gold  1.50   -  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charges must be prepaid in  full.    The charges for the assaying" must also accompany the sample.  Money furnished to prospectors to develop" their claims for an interest in  same. Claims bought and sold Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited to corrcspond.with me. 608  WALTER J. BROWN      -      -      -   - nelson, b. .'c.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.       _  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Kelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds'of^Fresh and Cured Meats at = reasonable prices. - . - <��������� ���������  Orders by mail to any branch will.have careful and prompt attention.   530  Thos. Dunn fy Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MIMES', BLACKSITBS' 11 MILL SUPPLE  ItAB ._._.������ SIIF.ET IHO.V, HI\EKS' PICKS, EAR AXD  SHEET STEEL,*  HIRERS* SHOVELS, WIRE ROPES, MAXILLA KOPES,-  DJAAJIITE  FUSE AXD CAPS.  QUICKSILVER,  Write for Quotations.  Cable Address. "Dunn."  (i33)  ���������v-^^oott-v^ejir.. ib. c  F. C. GAMBLE, J. P. FRANCIS J. O'REILLY,  M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. 1_. "        Assoc. M. Inst. C. K.   . PJ_. S. for 13. C.  M. Am. Soc. C. E. P. L. S. for li. C. Kossland, B. C.  (Late Kcs.Eng. Dep. of Pub. Wka. of Canada in U. (J.)  Nelson, B. C.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,  Accountants and General Agents  Agents Insurance Company of North America  NELSON AND ROSSLAND, : : *' : WEST KOOTENAY  600 BRITISH COLUMBIA  BOECKH'S  SUPERIOR  PAINTERS'  BRUSHES  BOECKH'S  HOUSEHOLD  BRUSHES and  BROOMS  Always Eeliable and as Represented- * Por sale by all  leading Wholesale and Retail Dealers  c ��������� ������������������  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes, Brooms and Wooden ware.  TOIROlSrTO  676  0__N"T.  i^ed plood Toi)ic  An 3?  Improved ���������"��������� 3  Sarsaparilla 3  SZ fi il A Vf ETC    nich Red Blood and Restores tlie ruddy glow of health Z2  y~ iVIMlxCO   by increasing ihe rod discs r^  ^" ^1 ID CO   Uli-lelies, Pimiilos, Hashes, Torpid Liver, Rheumatism -^i  ^Z V^ \J ll C O   and dispels tliut tired feeling. ^^  I   r.,fa,,.,VANST0NE'S DRUG STORE f  gj   102 BAKER STREET 695 CORNER JOSEPHINE 3  ���������������������������������  ���������������������������������  ���������������������������������  ���������*���������������  , because its "shine" lasts  long,.and seems too simple.  'Pays him better to use a  wax pore-filler, and polish  up a previous polish.  Paid by the week,  instead of by the pair,.  he'd shine the actual  leather,  hard  and *  smooth surfaced, with  Shoe Poush  II ��������� II ��������� II��������� 11 Mi���������11 ��������� II ��������� III  ���������M*  .���������IM_-_K ������t WEILS, Sole Agent* for Xelson.   .      6SJ      --KEI-.V IIUOS., Agent* nt Kaslo.  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC  LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS V/ATER WHEELS  MOTORS EIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANOLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write VV. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OFr  WINTER and SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,    SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER. AND WARD STREETS.  90  NELSON,  B. O.  !C������ CREAM!   ICE CREAM!   AT THE  *  VIENNA  BAKERY RESTAURANT  For the Very "Best Meal fit the Most Resonable Price ours is the place.    Ever  description of Lunches pnt'wp to order.   AVe are now, prepared to furnish till  kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna -Tarts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc.   "Wedding Cakes a Specialty. -   J     -     , ���������       ��������� ..  FINEST   IBiRJEJ^ip    I3ST   TO"W"IN"  delivered to any_partof the town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  G31 -_,-.' -..'-.   R. HURRY, Proprietor.  go., m  S=^__5-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent..Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet'  .Articles,  Wholesale and" Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders. -  THE McD0"\pLL, ATKINS, WATSON, 00.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  4-17 HASTINGS STREET 127 the; miner; nelson b. c, Saturday, august "_>$, 1897  lhe <0linzx.  ������$clscn, ������est ^oDttujiB, British Colun.b nt.  WEEKLY STOOK EEP.0ET.  No.  of  Par  -.-    Companies.  Shares  Value  Price.  NKI.80JT.  3oo,ooo  1,000,000  &   1  9   1 00  ������ 1 12s  $ 0 10  HOSSLAND.  1,000,000  "00,000  3,5oo,ooo  1 00  -0 17  1 00  1 00  0 1"  Bit; Three   0 0������  Dutto   1,000,000  '��������� 1 00  0 01J  Brit. Can. Goldfields  2,000,000  1 00  0 JO  B. C. Gold King....  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Bluebird   Coo, 000  1 00  0 10  Bruce   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Caledonia Con   000,000  1 00  0 05  California   2,5oo.ooo  1 00  0 05i  C.&C   000,000  1 00  Coltic Queen   Too.ooo  1 00  0 05  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  000,000  1 00  1 00  0 22  0 15  Crown lJoint   1,000,000  1 00  0 IB  Deor Park   1,000,000  1 00  0 lfii  1 00  0 ou  0 12  Delaware   1,000,000  1 00  Eastern Star   000,000  > 1 00  0 0������i  Knterpriso   1,000,000  1 00  "    0 20  1,000,000  1 00  0 03  Evening Stnr...'...  1,000,000  1 00  0   !).  1,000.000  600,000  0 l(i'  1 00  -    0   8  Golden Drip   000,000  1 00  0 15  0 15  1.000,000  1 00  0 IC  G real \\ cstcrn   1,000,000  1 00  0 20  Ilattie Brown   1,000,600  1 00  0 14  Helen   Coo, 000  1 00  0   7  High Ore   000,000  1 00  '   0   4  Homestake   1.000,000  1 00  0 01  Idaho   000,000  1 00  Imperial   l.ooo.ooo  1 00  0 07i  Iron Homo   1,000,000  1 00  0 15i  Iron Mask   000,000  1 00  -0 30  IX J.   1,000,000  1 00  121  Independent    1,000,000  1 00  ooc  Josie   , Too.ooo  1 00  .    0 25  Jumbo   Soo.ooo  1 00  050  Knight Templar   000,000  5 00  0   b\  Koutcnny-Londoii..  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Lc Hoi,   5oo,ooo  1 00  800  Lily May   500,000  1 00  0 12  Mayflower   1,000,000  1 00  0 131  Monita '.  75o,ooo  1 00  0 li)  Jlonte Cristo.:   1,000,000  1 00  12i  0 05$  Morning Star   1,000,000  1 00  Nest Egg   500,000  1 00  008  Northern Belle   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Novelty   1,000,000  1 00  0   2  O.K      1,000,000  1 00  004  Palo Alto   1,000.000  1 00  0 00  500,000  000,000  '  0 10  1 00  0 08  lied Mountain-view  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  H. E. Lee   2,000,000  1 00  0 121  Hed Point   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Rochester ."   - 5oo,ooo  1 00  ltosslaml, HedMt..  1,000,000  -   1 00  0 2G  Hossland Stnr   1,000,000  1 00  0 15  St. Elmo   1,000,000  1 00  '    0 051  St Paul :   1,000.000  1 00  0 10���������  Silvorinc.:-   000,000  1 00  0 05  Sou'n Cross & W con  000,000  1 00  0 20  Sultana   1,000,000  ' 1 OC  0 10  .Trail Mining Co���������  - 2,500  loo 00  Union ���������.  ��������� 000,000  1 00  006  Virginia   000,000  1 00  .    0 11"  AVar Eaglet..   000,000  1 00  West Le Itoi.'   500,000  1 00  0 20  White Bear   2,000,000  1 00  0 lti  Young British Am'n  1,000,000  1 00  0 Oii}  AINSWOKTII.  Dellie   Too.ooo  1 00  0 a  Ellen   1,000,000  1 00  0   71  BOUNDAllV.    '  ,f-  t  Old Ironsides..-   1,000,000  1 00  0 oo!  CASH'   MCKISNEV.  Cariboo t.;   800,000  ,i     1 00  0 47 .  mkvki.stoke.  Orphan Boy   "00,000  1 00  0 08-  SLOCAN. -  Alamo   ,, 000,000  1 00  Cumberland..'.   00,000  lo 00  -. f *..  Dardanelles   1,000,000  --1 00  0 10  Grey Eagle   75o,ooo  1 00  ,  Idler   1,000,000  1 00  0 15  Kootenay-Colunibia  400  loo 00  'MinnCKoUi :...  1,000,000  1 00  1.200,000  1 00  '    0 33  Rambler Con   1,000,000  1 00  0 40  1,000,000  .    iii  nn  1 75  Slocan Star   1,000,000  00  2 75  Sunshine   5o,ooo  lo 00  Wonderful   1,000,000  1 00  0 05*  Washington   1,000,000  1 00  0 27  - NORTHPOKT..   ���������  Red Top   1,000,000  l^oo  .    .0 10  Aug 24���������  Grouse,  Campbell.  Benas���������G W Bennett to Georgo II  Kn.tlo.  Aug 20-'  Congress, _, E D Baker, J-W E Ellis to J O  Ellis.  Black Bear���������Alex Lcggctt to James Mallcy.  Black Knight and Black Prince���������Ed Mallcy  to James Mallcy.  Kootenay Queen, 1-16, Slocan Chief No. 10, i-  Eli Carpenter to Alexander Sproat, 91000.  Same���������Alexander Sproat to John Harris, h  Emperor���������Jerimio ltobillard to James Nicholson, i, $120.  Golden King���������Ed Nelson to H P Johnson.  Paradise���������Robert Scheill to'VV J Twiss, $500.  Umpire and Ormand���������John Coleman to Thos  Wall, power of attorney.  August 21���������  Jackson Basin-J S Peters to William Meadows, J.  Florida Fraction. Jackson Basin���������J S Peters  to Wm Meadows. }.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  <    Krliion.  August 21���������  Nellie���������D McEaclisen, Whiskey ck, 2* mi fm  Eric, formerly located as Kattio S,  Carolina���������J H Foster, on a small ck running  into Hall ck.  Akola���������J E Read, head n fork SilmiJn river.  Aug 23- "     ,  W T-J T Fails, hd McPhee ck.  Kirkwall���������T Rcmlell, Morning mt. ex Juno.  Bluc'Grouse���������J B Tuttlc, Toad mt, 2 mi c  Pilot Knob group.  Xenia���������G W Dawson, bet hd Porcupine and  s fk Cultus ck.  Mountain View���������M S Davys, Toad mt, 2 mi  s o Silver King.    -  Minto���������Same, Rd mt, 3 mi s c Silver King,  Aug 24-  - Lizzie���������M A Mahoney, 7 mi up sheep ck.  Clairreins���������W Lacassc; Wild Horse ck. } mi  c Blackcock.  Little Ra-tlcr-J S C Chcnowcth, Bald mt, e  of McPhee ck. -  Chester���������B' K W Smith, Morning mt, bet  Quecnellc and Rob Rob claims, formerly located as Edgbaston.' -  Yale���������C Berry, 4 mi up Middle ck, on Arrow  lake.  August 2.5��������� '    .     '      .  Alpine���������S Brown, C M Adams. 4 mi up n fk  of C mi ck.  Trout Lake���������W GSivycr, 7 mi up Clearwater  ck, adj Vermont.  Fissure���������F Smith, n fk Salmon river, \ mi fm  N&FSry.  0 K No 2-J J Driscoll, A McDonald, divide,  bet ti m i and Kokanee cks.  * Evolution���������B F Hall, hd 49 ck.  August 26���������   * - '  Brian Born���������W Baker, Salmon river,- 31 mi s  of Ymir.  Shiloh���������H O'Donnell, Bear ck, 1 mi o of Ymir  formerly Banner claim.  King Midas���������Same, same, formerly Iron Cap.  Pathfinder���������F Unfried, sheep ck, 1 mi above  mouth of Wolf ck.  .  Silver Bell���������W R Cox, same.  S J M-S J Mighton, n fk Wild Horse ck, adj  Oronoga.  Ozark���������D McKinary, hd 49 ck, adj Carrie R.  Queen Kate���������M McLachlan, E S Grasford, 1  mi nHall ck and 2 ml fm N & F S ry.    -  .Dividends paid, to Mlatc-areas follows: Lc  Roi, $525,000;. AVar Eagle, 9187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho 8152,000; Slocan Star, 9350,000;  Reco 9150.000; Rambler 810,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and-Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal bum of 91 is to bo understood.  Nelson.  August IS���������  Tin Cup, Morria���������II J, Williams, S Stride to  T A Gossctt, release. SCO.  Aug 19- ., .   ,     ������������������        .  Darkey��������� E A Story to AV Asken, },  ���������  Aug 20-  AVcstsidc. Noonday��������� E C Traves and A  Bunker to JT Nelson, J. ������  Aug 21-  Coppcr Calf���������E G Foot to T McKinon;  Aug23��������� . ,;  Spokane, :Morning Slar, Snowstorm, Silver  Queen, Iron King, Noontide���������A\r II Sherrod  to J A Dix, I.  Queen of tho Hills���������A II JlcKay aiid XV Glcc-  son to J A Smith.  Chicliouia���������I Purdy to H D Mack, J."-  Florence M, Chichorin���������H D Mack to II  Ginsberg-, _. ������250.  MollieLcc���������WN Mack tosam o,J. S251.  August 25��������� . ;  Alice. Daisy���������D Booth to Mr* G G Macitayl }.  Evolution���������B F Hall to C K Milbourne,}.  Ozark���������D McKinary to J A Smith, *.  lloftslaml.  Aug 20-    . ������  Old Joc-A Modigh to James B Stowe,}, S'250.  \Arcst Virginia���������Alex Sharp to AA* G Graves.  ������100.  August 2L���������  Queen, Duke, Princess���������Seized by sheriff.  J T Fraction���������J F Travers to Louis AV Travers..  New Chicago���������August Jackson to Charles J  -Johnson, ������.  Vanderbilt���������J M Miller and 31 F Chestnut to  31 Ashton.  City of Frankfort���������II II Cheatham to J 31  Ashton, 1. ������300.  Pilgrim���������AV Austin to J S C Fraser, 2-15.  Dominion���������AV Dow to Albert Jefferson.  Pearl���������T Seeley. AVLLauny, EIIancyThos  Kermcen to C R Hamilton, i.  Aug 23-  Maple Leaf. J, North Pole, i-*R S 3IcGill to  Donald CanipbeU.  George L���������T Bennett, Barrett ck,  K & F S ry.  ��������� Crown���������Same, same.  Annex���������H M Billings, same.  "  Josephine���������Same, same.  1 mi w of  TronMc Over Stray Cattle.  Two interesting assault cases came np  before Magistrate Crease on Monday  morning.-They were docketed for last  <?eek, but owing to the sickness of important witnesses for the defence they  were postponed. The case agaiuet Frederick Hurry, charged with nssault upon  Brusa Fioripi, otherwise known as "Dago  Bill," by striking him in the face and.by  biting his fingers, wns heard first. Fiorini  is the poundmaster, and io the .course of  his duties a few days ago, as related by  him, he took up four Btray caltle, the  property of Mr. Hurry, and placed them  in the coirnl. Fiorini says that Hurry  came along at four o'clock in the morning, released bis. cattle by taking down  the bars, and look them away. When  riding down the street at nioe o'clock the  same morning, he saw Hurry on the  sidewalk, dismounted from his horso  and approaching told him he wanted to  speak to him, whereupon Hurry immediately struck him in the face. ��������� A scuffle  then took place iu which Fiorini says  Hurry got oue of his fingers in his mouth,  badly lacerating it, while he proceeded  to strike him. Hurry claims tbat Fiorini  was the-aggressor, striking liim as soon  as he approached him on the street.  Magistrate Crease dismissed bothcaseF.  TIE CITY.  BETAIL LIQUOR BUSINESS WILL BE  .     EEGULATED.  The Fire Hall lo be Painted but no Action  Taken lo Build a Sewerage  System.  At the meeting ot the city council last  Monday night all members were present  except Alderman Dow and Fletcher.  Communications were received from  John Watson in regard to the Stanley  street sidewalk; from John Boyd & Co.  iu regard to the tender forlead for tbe  waterworks and from Joshua Davis complaining of a nuisance caused by scavengers dumping refuse matter on lot 58 a.  On motion of Alderman Hilljer it "was  resolved that- John Houston be paid  salary as mayor" for four months at the  rate of $2000 per year and amounting to  $666.66.  The following accounts were ordered  paid: Bank of Montreal, interest overdraft for July, $53.60; Alex.^Chisholm,  foreman, $55; M. A. McKinley, carpenter, $38.25; John Stinson, carpenter, $15;  ���������). H. Cowan, conveying prisoner to  kamloops, $69.60; Bolph, Smith & Co.,  engraving debentures, $112.50; stamps,  83. CO.  Tbe mayor was authorized to wire the  city lockup for electric lights.  A bylaw limiting the number of retail  liquor licenses was passed on its first,  second and third readings. A synopsis  of it will be found in another column.  John Biaoey was appointed pound  keeper nnd will be allowed 25 cents en  each dog license collected. .  Adjourned to Wednesday at 3 p.m.  WEDNESDAY SESSION".      - c  Aldermen Fletcher and Teetzel were  absent Avhen thc council convened on  Wednesday afternoon. There was a  general discussion in relation to the  sewer system and Although no definite  action was taken, thc order for the  work will probably be given in the  near future.  Bills to the amount of $269.25 were  audited and ordered paid. The amount  includes $116.40 for pipe for water  works.     '  The by-law limiting, liqiior licenses  was finally adopted.  The Mayor was authorized to purchase sufficient pipe to lay in the rock  cut .on the Nelson. & Fort Sheppard  railway. ' .':_-.  It was ordered that the road to the  N. & F. S. railway station, near "the  brick yard, be repaired.  A letter from minister of finance,  J. *H. Turner, was received and the  writer stated that he failed to see  wherein the city of Nelson could claim  any portion of the money received for  licenses which were issued by the government prior to the date of incorporation. He says that the act implies  that in consequence of the passing of  the act for the speedy incorporation of  cities the provisions made good the  right of the government to retain all  moneys received from licenses issued  until date of entry.  On motion of Alderman Gilker, A.  L. McCullough was appointed city  "engineer;    **       ' " \     ~     -���������^-~---  The city clerk Avas instructed to call  for tenders for painting the fire hall  and city lockup to be in by 8 o'clock  pi m. on Monday,-August 30.  Adjourned until Monday.  MINING NEWS.  TIib Tnucourcr Smeller.  The Prescott-Rothschild Syndicate of  London, England, 'promises to send a  representative to Vancouver nest month,  as tbe agent of a company formed to set  np and Tvork an ore smelter and refinery  nt Vancouver and immediately thereafter  arrange for construction to begin. The  Rothschild interested is not one of the  world's famous financiers and the syndicate baB hnag fire so long that Vanconver  is a little skeptical as lo so early a cni-  meacement of an urgently needed development^ of the nature contemplated.  The site "would be on the harbor front  beyond-tbe city limits.  E. C. Campbell-Johnson haB a force of  men on the I. C. claim near Whitewater.  "Willinm Darlington, an assayer of  Slocan City, died" there last week of  typhoid fever. ���������  : Pete McNicoll is said to have made a  big find of free milling gold on the norlh  fork of Lemon creek.  The Monitor, near Three Forks, experts  to resume operations i.-> a short time with  a large force of men.  : The force at the Currie, near Silverton,  has been laid off for two weeks to allow  the placing of their new machinery.  . The Great Western is building a wagon  road to the Washington. It. is the intention to-handle a large amount of concentrating ore thiough the Washington  mill.:- . -      ���������  The Northern Belle No. 2, in the McGuigan basin, has eight men sinking two  shafts on the vein. ���������The force is to be  increased and work on a crosscut started  in the near future.*  The Braden Bros. Co. has been negotiating for Jsonie time for copper properties in the White Grouse district and  have made oifers for the T. Harris group  and other valuable claims.  The assessment work on the Michigan  claim, owned by Jasper PLair is sbo-s icg  considerable gray and peacock copper in  the vein. The claim adjoins the Starlight  and-Xorth Star on Toad mountain.  The Sullivan Group company, owning  valuable mining property near Fort  Steele, ba3 suspended work temporarily,  with a view to changing to contract work,  which is considered a more economical  method of developing the rroperfy. A  shaft has been sunk for 50 feet, and a  Sue   body of - silver-lead   shows-in tbe  bottom.    This is on the Hamlet claim. !  Recent surface work on the Sbyl'ick -lias '  developed "a fine showing of siJver-le; d  ore. -     '  Good progresses b<iug made ou the  Highlander concentrator at Ainsworth.  Tbe force was increased this week and  a boarding house is being built to accommodate the men.  Chas. Scheel and his brother, while  doing some work on the Torcupine claim,  situated below the Whitewater, opened  up some very rich shipping ore in a surface cut. The width of the ledge has  not yet been determined.  The Reed and Tenderfoot, Slocau lake,  upon which an English syndicate with  headquarters at Vancouver bas spent  $25,000, was closed .down Sunday by the  company's expert. It is not likely lo  resume operations for some time.  An imnortant strike has been made by  Swan a,.d Wright on tbe divide between'  Slocan lake and Cariboo creek, the vein  being about ten feet in width with three  feet of hoiid clean ore worth $150 per torn  and four feet of splendid concentrating  ore. ���������  All tbe timbers for the Montezuma  mine bave been framed aud are awaiting  tbe completion of ibe wagon road to the  mine. Everything is ready for the supei-  struction at the mill site? Tbe machinery  is now en route from the east, and Superintendent Mitchell expects to be able to'  carry out bis plan to start the mine on  November 1. r  W. T. Howard as . representative of  some Minneapolis capitalists, baa been  negotiating for the Sar.ca townsite, and  has made offers for an interest in tbe  same, to build a wagon up to White  Grouse mountain.' This road is an absolute necessity in opening tbis sectiou and  would undoubtedly make Sanca a very  busy town. -���������  There is much excitement in East  Kootenay over the strike ��������� reported by  Fletcher brothers and McMiilian who  bave discovered a contact vein from 40 to  100 feet wide, carrying high values in  copper^silver and gold. Tbe claims are  located on the divide.between Bull river  and Wild Horse creek. The ledge'is  said lo be plainly defined for a distance  of three or four miles.  J'lt was reported that the Thompson  group at Silverton had changed hands,  the consideration being $35,0CO. Tbis  property is situated on Kennel creek, six  miles east of Silverton, and was under  bond to Dr. H. Bell-Irving, of Vancouver.  It has been looked upon as one of the  best of the many good mines around  Silverton for some time."  The above paragraph appeared in the  Rosslaud Miner und several other newspapers. It is not a new sale, however,  but, as the mining records show, merely  the completion of payments by Dr. Bell-  Irving ou the bond.  The Le Roi company is adopting In-  gersoll-Sergeant' drills for its mine,  having placed an order -with J.' D.  Sword, agent of the Ingersoll-Sergeeiit  Drill Co., for six E24 Sergeant drills,  which will bo delivered immediately,  making nine ordered in the last six  weeks.' This will make a complement  of 30 drills,������and as an evidence of the  large amount of mining deA'elopment  and ore stoping- going on iu this mine,  it may-be stated.that of all the'large  mines in Butte, Montana, there axe,  not-more-than ^four-using-moredrills  than the Lo Roi. _   ���������  Tbe Scottish company, of Edinburgh,  who purchased the Slocan Milling cora-  pany'e-concantrator and tramway, and  thc Idaho," Alamo, Cumberland and other  properties amounting, to 18 in all, made  the last payment on the deal this week,  although it was no*; due until tbe middle  of next month. The total amount of.tbe  deal could not be learned; although it  has been reported as high as $400,000.  It does not quite - reach' those figures.  Work i3 being pushed on the Idaho and  during the, last month 20 carloads of its  ore has been run through the mill.- Tbe  ore gives 270 ounces of silver and 40 per  cent. lead. _     .  Since last March the Slocan Boy bas  shipped 11 cars of ore-and has now more  ore iu sight on the 100-foot level than  ever'"before. The ore body is two feet  wide and the ore averages'125 ounces iu  silver and 67 per cent, iu lead." About  300 feet southeast of the maiu vien some  development has been done lately ou a  small parallel vein. Two carloads of ore  have been shipped from this ledge and  another carload is just about made up.  Tbe ore is very high grade, tbe last car  shipped having netted over ������7,000.  Assays from ore now on the dump ruu as  high as 700 ounces in silver per ton, - The  owners anticipate working the property  by tunnels run in on the small vein.  Last   spring   James McK. Anderson  representing an eastern syndicate built  and outfitted-at Kaslo, a large boat designed to carry a summer's supply of  provisions and "ten'nien to the   npper  waters of the Duncan river, where the  plan was to engage in prospecting on a  large scale.   Mr. Anderson went with the  party.   The men were paid so much per  month and given  a certain  interest in  wbat might be found.   "Mr. Anderson is  now   in   Kaslo.   He bas   discontinued  prospecting, and with a few men' is en-  ��������� gaged in examining   the   forty   claims:  iocated by his men.    Tbey are all on the j  npper Duncan.   Mr. A. says he has some .  fine prospects in the- lot, and believes he '  will have upon investigation a number  tbat will develop into mines.  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 A'ieAv of Kootenay  Lake. ' :   .  Lake View is a typical townsite, the land0 being almost-  level, there is little or no grading to be clone.  Lake View has good natural drainage. .  Lake View has ample water supply.  Lake View L.otsare "now offered for sale at reasonable  prices and on easy terms. ' .  Thc Land Company is now clearing streets, laying side-  Avalks and generally improving their properly, 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 the ground, or at the office of  The Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.,Lim: Lia.  723 -        ,   - Nelson, B. C.  JOSHUA DAVIES, General Agent.  Nelson Hardware Co.  Ll A [3 n\A/ A 15 F Stoves' Tin and& Granite Ware  VarW\*J W-Yi^B^ Ea       Agents for the celebrated  Warrior Stoves and Furnaces  And Wrought Steel Peerless Jewel Ranges.  -, ��������� *'  A Complete 'Assortment of Table and Pocket Cutlery,  _ Cooking Utensils, etc.  733' -       - P- O'. Box 63,.Nelson, B..C.  Joseph A. Say Ward  LUMBER! LUMBER!!  All  kinds  of  Rough   and  Dressed   Lumber,  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.      -=     >  ���������",     PROMPT DELIVEEY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  *������ PILOT BAY, B. O.        -.>  llCE!      ICE!      ICElf  I      R. RIESTERER & CO.      j  ������: Are now ready to deliver Ice to the business =3  ^ part of town at a reasonable rats. A complete ^  ^ new plant of six tons daily capacity. ;=*  E: LATIMER STEEEr       .706. TELEPHONE 24 3  A. H. HOLDICH  Has now opened his new  ASSAY OFFICE  CORNER OF HALL AND  DAKER STS.  And is prepared to. execute all Work entrusted  to������him wiih promptness, and accuracy  701  C. E. MALLETTi:'  W. H. BEARCSLEY  O. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesale and Eetail Daalon in  Hay, Grain,Feed&Frodiice-  '-Rough'and Dressed Lumber]  Sash, Doors,;etc.,.,  BAKER STREI  Premises lately Occupied by  . A. McDonald & On.      "       (707)  NELSON, B. C.  Armstrong & Morrison  F  t RIVETED STEEL  ^     MANUFACTURERS OF   l11 ������ "- ��������� fc-l-r V ,.fc-1^1-  #    -*������������������     PiPE, ALL S,ZES  ������ GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  # Complete Water Works Outfit     njm_^^  P . ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION*  f    715'^JiiiY 7nVA^OOUVSR,B.C. 1'HE MINER, NELSON, 13. C.s SATURDAY, AUG. 28, 1897.  I  r*S  ll  If'  I  I  1  r  1 .-  HW  THE HALL MiMEg.  The  Directors   Have    .\������1   ������ei:iilc<I  Wlio  Sliall Succeed Paul -litliusoii.  The Hall Miues directors have spent  the past week in an investigation of tlie  smelter and mining properties.belonging  to the company. For the past two days  they havo beeu at the Silver King mid  are expected to return to the city today.  They have been in almost dnily conference with Manager Croasdaile" but so far  have not appointed anyone to succeed  Paul Johusou as superintendent of the  6i������elter.��������� When approached upon the  subject, Mr. Croasdaile stated as much  but refused to discuss the matter in auy  way. Mr. .Nichol of Swansea, Bug., is  in Kelson and is a mun of extensive smelter experience. Some thiuk tbat he is to  be named to succeed Mr. Johnson but  this is all conjectntc. Superintendent  Johnson will leave for Mexico in a few  days.        _,   WRESTLING MATCH-  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETCJBNSFOB 1897 UP  TODATE.  OKE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 19,482^  Slocan via Nakusp   1090  Hossland via' Northport U,261,  Kossland via Nelson      52  Tons....'  32.889.  Total Value:  Tlirough Nelson Custom House.? 1,887,854.25  Uu.clstolce (NuKiisp)...       421,836.05  2,312,090.90  Average value per ton, ������70.311  PI.0DUCF. OF SMELTKllS.  (Shipped)   0  TONS  Nelson (Hull Mines) Matte 1-lOCt  Trail Smelter Mutlo    H8253  5132  Total value. $2.;".43,74G.C1  "   of bro ond matte exported, $1,850,437.51  NELSONS  Beauty  Parlors  Will he opened when Building No. 114, Baker street (up  stairs) is ilnished.  Schumacher and Dunn Will llulil u Con-  ^ lest in >clsoii.  Peter Schumacher and Harry Dunn  have signed articles of agreement for a  wrestling match to be held at the Skating liink, in this city, some time iu September. Tbe contestants have agreed  upon a stake of $250 a side, seveuty-tive  per cent of the gate receipts to the winner  and tbe balance to thc loser. Both men  have deposited a forfeit of $50 with C. F.  Goodwin who is temporary stakeholder.  The referee aud Dual stakeholder will be  chosen on the night of llie match. The  agreement calls for oue throw each in  catch-as-oatch-can, cornish, backhold and  grectf-roman styles. Should it be necessary to wrestle five bouts to decide who  is the winner, the man winning his falls  in the shortest time shall have the choice  in the deciding bout.  SALOON .REGULATIONS.  The  Municipal Itjluw  Which Will ICcgu-  lute llie Sale of Liquor.  The bylaw limiting the number of  liquor licenses, which was finally adopted  in council this week, contains the following provisions.  Hotel licenses, 15, until the population-  shall bave reached 5000 and then only  one license for full 10O0 population in  excess of 5000, on the basis of the yearly-  census by the city assessor.  Saloon licenses live, and if tbis number  should be reduced through revokation or  other cause, no other licenses .shall be  issued in lieu of them.  Shop or bottle business, two.  Restaurants or places where .beer, porter or wine3 are served at meals, three.  A l'arliciiliirly Sail Death.  The numerous friends of Mr. Ernest  Miller of Kossland,'will be deeply grieved  to hear of the death of Mrs. Milicr. The  couple bad been married but little more  than a week and hnd only been on their  honeymoon in Nelson a few days when  she wns suddenly, stricken down with  typhoid fever. The end came last Tuesday. On Thursday -the body was takeD  to Toronto by Mr. Milicr.  OltE  SHIPMENTS.  ICcluriiH Since Lust Week.  VIA   KASLO.  Ruth to Everett  120  1 'ay ne Mine to Pueblo, Col... .���������  150  Hlack Diamond to      '���������            7B  Washington  to Omaha  Si  Wellington                "         ������������������  N>  Uuth to Pueblo. Col  150  Noble Fivo           "               32  Whitewater to Kverett  105  Kamblor lo Tacoma  15  Surprise to Kverett..'  17  Slocan Hoy to Pueblo '....;... 15  Little 1'hil         ���������'                     _20  1018  Total value. $73,-00.  Average value per ton, ������70.28(i  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Tra il Smelter [Matte]  5!).  Hall Mines (Matte)  118*  1781  Total Value ������92,439.73  Ladies Hairdressing  And Manicuring.  Also First Class Dressmaking' (McDowell's System) with latest styles  and perfect fit. 740  FOR WINES ill CIGARS  ,   ADDBESS. 511  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Auk.���������  Silver..  (Bar)  Lead..  23  511.  NEW YORK.  24       25      2.5  .52 ...5H...51.V..  3.CU..3.C0..3.C0...3.C0..  Exchange ������3.97i @ $1.00.  For Sale.  A First0 Class ���������  Business Block.  Fine Location.   This is a  Bargain.  Apply to  H, GuMcCULLOCH & CO.  74! Brokers.  .   A Fodder Contract,  "',. Sub-contractor Thompson of tbcCrpw's  Nest railway construction has 'arranged  with the C. P. It. tor cutting a large crop  of wild hay in. the Moyie pass. The fodder will be stacked and U3cd when the  railway construction, reaches that point.  -Mr.-Thompson-bas-taken-ia-a large-force  of men, horses and machinery' and is  now haymaking on a large scale.   -  I'piier Kootenay. Trallic.  The steamers plying oil the upper  ��������� Koolenay river from Jennings to Fort  Steele will receive no more freight from  the general public until the supplies for  tbe Nelson- & Lethbridge railway have  been shipped to there destination in East  Kootenay. There is said to be now at  Jennings, forty-four cars of freight awaiting transportation. ' r  I'or YloSnUn;; lhe l!viim.  Upon complaint of J. II. Matthews,  Messrs. J. J. Malone and A. Tregilluey  appeared before Magistrate Grease last  Tuesday upon a "charge, of violating llie  tire limit bylaw by- 'erecting a frame  building cii the south side of Baker street  adjoining the Tremont hotel.. The case  by consent of both parties to the suit was  .postponed until Monday next.  MIMING. AGENTS.  EBNEST G- LOCKE,  Mining  Engineer  Mines examined and reported on with maps  ' and sketches  CC93)      ' =- NELSON*. B. C.  Do you want Type? Do you want InkV  Do you want to lrn.lv PrcsscK?  Do you want to trado Taper I'nttcr*?  Do yon want anything in thc Printing Macliin  cry lino?   If so write to  TOKOSTO Tl'I'E tOUMHtl CO.  Offi) ,i?0 Cnrtlova St., Vancouver, II. C.  G. D. CURTIS  ^4=3arohitegt^^E-  025    OVEK TIIO.USOXV ItOOK STOU!!.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  110  W. A. JOWETT  Up-to-Date-Goods  In Latest Novelties of  SILVERWARE,  All Goods Carefully Selected by  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B. C.������  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME   CARD.  Subject to change without notice. ���������  TltAINS  RUN   OX  PACIFIC STANDARD   TIMK.  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a. m.  '���������     8..<X> a. m.  "    9.30 a. m.  "      9.51 a, m.  "   10.0;. a. 111.  "   10.18 a. m.  "    10.38 a. m.  10.50 a. in.  Aro.  Daily  ICaslo  South Fork  Sproule's ' "  Whitewater     "  Bear l<ake "  '  McGuigan        ,"  Cody Junction    "  Sandon Lcavo  Going Kast.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     3,15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.18 p.m.  1.33 p m.  1.12 p.m.  1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Leave 11.00 a. in. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. 111. Cody  For   rates and  information  Company's ofllcoa.  Arrive 11.15 a.  Leave 11.25 a.  rpply at the  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  J^NTD. SOO  PACIFIC   LINE.  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  5^  ZD-A.ILTT   SERVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.  ROBT. IRVING,  20_> G. P. & P  GKO. P.  COPELAND,  Superintendent.  THE ONLY LINE  m  ZK>  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker..  ,, . NELSON. B. G.  Has for immediate sale���������.  Lots 17 and 18,   Block   10,  Nelson  " ,'  6    "      7,1    ",    17, "   ���������  "    19 "'     66,  The above are unimproved. ���������"���������������������������'���������  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  ... with Two-story Block, rented :������  for $65 per, month.  '. A  Good  Investment;,1*.:.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.   .  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  NELSON-, B. O.      [335]  W. PERKINS & Ca  MININGBROKERSr   7  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  40 Years Experience in Mining. Experienced I'l-ospcclnr* Furnished on Snort  Xoiicc.   ittiiics Kxpcrled anil Reported ou,  linker Street. Opji. V.A K. land Oflice  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C,  172-5-12-0        .,   -  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT.  B. C.  Noiiee of Application For Liquor License.  ;         - -  . ���������    ���������   !a  I hereby give notice that at the next regular  meeting of the License Commissioners, (or thc  City of Nelson I intend to apply for a license to  srill liquor by retail at ihy saloon, lot 7, block 5,  Baker street, Nelson.  A. H. CLEMENTS,  Dated August IGlh, 1897.    ���������'  e :  "32  NOTICE.  In Mic'County Court of Kootenay. Holden  at Nelson.   Between:  Joseph Wagner, F. J. George, C. \V. ,  -  Smilh, E. L. Page and Lewis Hcnry  Allison, ��������� plaintiffs,  and  The Klise Gold Mitiine Company. Limited, .���������c' ,    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 Horso creek, Nelson  Jlining Division West Kootenay District, will  be offered for sale by public auction at the  Court House, Nelson, B. C, on Wednesday tho  eighth day of September, 18U7, at two o'clock  in the afternoon.  ^_Abo_vo_saloJivill_be_s.ub.ic'et.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, 1897.  /Seal of! K T. II. SIMPKINS.  IC.C.K.j"      7:)0 ' . ActgRcgrC.C,.K.  Operating Tourist Oars to Toronto, Montreal  and Boston without change. Also Through  Tourist Curs 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 aDd full pnrticulnrs ns to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. B.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  II. M. McGREGOK. E. J. CO^LE,  ' Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. Dipt. Pass. Aict. Vancouver  NOTICE.  SIXTY DAYS after date I, Charles Hayward, will make application to purchase-two  hundred (200) acres of land situate on tho south  bank of the Columbia river; near Kobson, us  follows: Commencing at the northeast corner  of Lot 181, thence westerly along Columbia  river bank to the cast boundary of Lot 301;  thence south forty chains; thence enst to the  west boundary of Lot 181; ihence north along  west boundary of Lot 181 to its northwest corner; thence east to point of commencement.  CHAS." HAYWARD,  Tictioria, B. C, June Hth, 1897.  673  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate i.v the Nelson Mining Division of  AVest. Kooten.vay   Distkict.    Where  '  Located���������On the Nokth Slope op Toad  , .lAtOUNTAIJr,   ADJOINING   THIS'  ExCHEQUElt  Mineral Claim, '  -  TAKENOTICKthatI, J. M.McGrcsor, acting  . as agent for P. Cherbo, Free Miners Cer-  tidciite No. 78130. intend, sixty days from the  day hereof, to apply to tho Mining Itecordcr  for a certiticate of impro venients,_for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the abovo  claim. '���������- ' '  Ar.d further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. M. MCGREGOR.  Dated this 26th day of July, 1897 ' 70!)  NOTICE.  FRONT STREET,  --(550)  KASLO.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Mine Incorporators and Brokers  Will purchase or furnish money to dov.olop  good properties. Kirst class connections in  Eastern cities and Loudon. Write us before  placing your property.-  315 4 316 ROOKERY  -      WASH.  '��������� 525  so=o:k:.a.:n-:e!:;  Forest I'lrrs,  Forest fires are' ragiD# iu nume'reus  localities throughout, the . district and  much valuable'timber is being destroyed.  The divide between Kootenay lake and  Salmon river, the country at the headwaters of Woodbury creek aDd the south  fork of the Kaslo bas lately been ablaze,  bat the fites have died out considerably  during the last few days.  Kossl:iii<l Ore Shipment*.  Ore shipments from Eossland mines  last yeek were: J.e Koi, 1,550 tons; Columbia and Kootenay, 150 tons; Centre  Star, 150 tons; Iron Mask, 15 tons; Cliff  40 tons; total, 1,890 ton3.' The totalsinca'  January 1st ia 47,02S.  . Gall for Tenders.  F. Ll. OSLER and J, -W. CARWIN  Mining and  . . Real Estate Agents.  3STEX:S03Sr  ft  ' G!)J      -      B.C.  Notice is hereby' given, lhat in accordance  with section 3 of thc sanitary regulations of  18!Xi, a resolution has been passed by tlie Provincial Board of Health declaring the sanitary  regulations of lS'.Ki to be in force in thc city of  Nelson, H. C.      .,       GKO. K   DUNCAN.  7-J1     ' Secretary Provincial Hoard of Health.  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY" given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the following described property:���������  Commencing at a po3t planted alongside the N.  E. stake of the Columbia and Kootenay Railway Co's. grant situate" on the West Ann of  Kootenay Lake opposite Balfour and called L.  .1. Tolmie's N.\V. corner post thence running  south 80 chains along thc eastern boundary  line of the said railway company's grant thence  cast 80 chains, thence north and west along  the shore of Kootenay lake to the point of commencement and containing 040 acres more or  less. L. J. TOLMIE.  Dated June llth, 1897. (���������������������)__._-  Music Lessors  '*>  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin, or Organ.  MORTHERN-  IN     PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada  Dikkct Connection with the Spokane Falls and Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  depart,  No. 1 West,..  No. 2 East,...  Tickets to Japan and China via,  coma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  .S:25 p. nt.  .7:00 a. in.  Ta  ll!  For information,-' time cards, maps,  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or-  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent.  SPOKANE, WASH.  -OR-  A. D. 0HAKLTON,  Asst. Gciil. Pass. Ajcnt.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  I'orllniKl, Oregon.  tzr. Write for new map of the Kootenay country.     0 " 531  Apply at Thomson Statloucry  Kelgou.  Co's  Store,  127 ,  House Painting  Paper Hanging  A.  ENSTEAD,  R. C. COOPER,  M. JOHNSON/WARD ST.,  651 Opposite Steam Laundry  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  *  I.NSUKASCE and ��������� - ���������  . COMMISSION A������EST.  VICTORIA ST.,  314  NELSON, B. C.  MINES  EXAMINED  AND HEPOUTED O.V BV  M. CHADBOURN  F.  ������������������   Sealed  tenders, for position of care  taker of school-house will he received  ; until (i J),   in.  Tuesday, August 31st.  Uooms to  be swept every (lay after  school is dismissed and dusted every  inoi'ning before school is'opened, ;iml j |j  scrubbed o*nce each month.    Fires are I fj  to lie lighted at S o'clock in the morn- j jjj  ing  from  Octoher 1st to April 'JUth.  Address Dr. Arthur, Secretary Hoard  of Trustees. " (738)  1 wenty years'experience in mining.'  Thorough  knowledge  of mines of British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  713  .  n  NELSON, B. O.  1  BATCHELDER & K'ADISH,  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  Gold and Gold Ores Melted, Re-  Pi fined and Bougnt  |l\0. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash.  NOTICE.  "VT OTICE is hereby Kivcn that two months  i!> afterdate we intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and AVorks-for permission - to purchase tlie following described property situate in West Kootenay District namely  commencing at a post planted at high water  marl: on the east shore 01 Kootenay Lake about  31 miles north of Pilot Hay 011 said east shoro  and marked "John Lynch, AV. T. McDonald  and George W. Orchard's, >,'. W. Corner"  thence 10 chains, east, thence 40chains south,  thence west to the high water mark of said,  Kootenay Lake, thence along said high water  mark to the place of beginning, containing KW  acres more or less. .< :  JOHN LYXCII,  \v. t. .mcdoxald.  '   . GEOKGK XV. ORCHARD.  Dated at Nelson, li. C. this 29th day of June,  1897. - . "(GS0) . i  KASLO, B. C,  VICTORIA, B, C.  NELSON, B, C.  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  Promoter and Organizer  Ofthe Slocnn Lake Cold * Silver Mines.  Ld., and of thc Ilrif Ish Canadian Gold Fields  Kxploralioit Development and Investment  Company, Ld., and late General Western  Manager of the latter Company.  International Narigation  ,' anfl Trafling Co., Lfl.  Steamers "International" and "Al-  - berta" on Kootenay Lake  - and River.   :  Time Card in effect July 12th, 183".   Subject  to change without notice.  Five Milo I'oint connection with all passenger  <��������� trains of N. & F. S. It. R. to and from  Northport, liossland and  -   Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  L'cavc Kaslo for Nelson and way points," daily  except Sundays,-5:15 a. 111.   Arrive Northport  12:15 p.m.; Rossland 3:10 p. 111.;  Spokane (! 11. in.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:30 p. in.. Leaving Spokane 8  11. 111; liossland 10:30 a. in.; Northport 1:50 p. in.  New Service on Kootenay Lake. -  Leave Nelson for Kaslo,-etc., Tues., AVcd.,  Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:30 a. m. Arrive Kaslo 12:30  j). 111. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon.,  Tues., AVcd., Thurs., Fri., 5:00 p. 111. Arrive  Nelson 9.00 p. in.  Bonner's Ferry and Kootenay River Sc>~vicc.  ���������Leave Kaslo, Saturday '. 9:30 p. in.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday  . 0:00 a. 111.  Arrive Bonner's Ferry, Sunday 10:30 a. 111.  Leave Honner's Ferry, Sunday 1:00 p. rn.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday,..-���������, 5:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday 10:00 p.m.  . Close connection at Bonner's Ferry -with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a. in.  and West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  *The Alberta awaits tho arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry..  Kaslo, 13. ,C, 12th July, 1897.,      -i  31        -   GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'l Mgr.  6   PASSENGER   6  w TRAINS u  EACH  BAY  BETWEEN  Trail and Rosslaud  .  OX THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RY.  Hun made in ono hour. .  ���������  No. 0 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  Kossland with Ked Montain train for Spokane, o .,  No. 2 leaves Hossland at '3:00 p. in.   Connects  ___with C._P..R. main-lino^steamers-for-tho-  ��������� riortli at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main lino steamers from thc north  at, Trail. .      ���������  .  No. 1 leaves Rosslaiid at 11:00 a. m. Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland. .  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. in.   Connects with  steamer Lytton ftt Trail.   -  General Ofllces: F. P. GUTKLIUS,  Trail B. C. ,. General Supt.  THE '-SURVEYOR'S--CHAIN   MADE  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL    ROUTE.  IT  Yi  It Is the .M������������t Modern In Equipment.  It Is tbe Heaviest Railed Line.  It hns a Kock-Kallust Roadbed. '\*  II Crosses No Sand Oesserts.  It is, the Only Line Kunnlne  Luxnrlou*  citib Itoont Cars..,  It Is Noted for the Courtesy of Its Kniployc*.  It Is the only Line Serving Meals on the  a In Carte Plan.  .THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  DIRECT ROUTE  ���������TO-  FORT STEEL���������,  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Cnn  Supply  CAPITALISTS 'tnd   INVESTORS  Gold and Silver Properties, and all Informa  tion with Reference to tne Gold Fields of B. C.  Nelson. B.C., May, 1897. (511)  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  .From Montreal.  Parisian���������Allan Lino ..'. ".". July21  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 2d  From Xew York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line July 11  Brittianic���������White Star Line July 28  pans���������American  Line.'  July 28  St. Paul���������American Line Aug. i  Campania���������Cunard Line July 1"  Aurania���������Cunard Line Jnily 23  Mongolian���������Allan State Line Julv 23  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line Aug. (!  Friesland���������Red Star Line Aug.  *  Kensington���������Red Star Line Aug. 11  Cabin, ������15, $.W. ?������), $70, $S0 and upwards.  Intermediate, ������30 and upwards.  Steerage. $������{.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 ]>oiiits.  Apply to GEO.  S. BEER,   C.P.it. Ticket  Agent. Xelson, or to.     WILLIAM STITT,  (554)   General Agent, C.P.R. Ofllces, Winnipeg.  Commencing Mond.iy 10th May, IS97,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C,  every Monday and Thursday at !) a. in. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Hailway on Tuesdnys and Fridays  both to and from'Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  -Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  ���������1 a. ni. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so ns to,make quick  connections with'Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  -  This route is the most direct for' tho Fort  Steele Mining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with thc Upper Kootenay Kiver si earners.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. 637  Going East?  .For maps, tickets and complete infoimation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. Ky., or  ������:. V.. M.YOX, ������encrul Agent.  - ^���������'���������*- ��������� : ~- Spokane'r Wauhr  I. WmTXKV,.C>. A T. A..,.  F,  351  St. Paul. Minn.  Spokane Falls dt  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y,  . The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and liossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.10 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.45 p.m.  '������������������'    11:00.���������"   ROSSL'D    "    3:40   "  "    8-00 a.m. SPOKANE - "    6-40 p.m.  If you are    i  Do not Forget  Ifflirtit  FIRST���������Go i?ia St. Paul because tbo  lines to tbat point '"ill afford you tbe  best service.  SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via ihe Wisconsin Central  because tbat line makes tbe closest connections witb all tbo trans-continental  lines entering tbe Union depot tbere, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket-  agent, and ask for a ticket -ria tbe "Wis  consin Centra! Hues, or address  Jas. C. Poxd,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus witb Stage  Daily.  Shortest, and Quickest.  Route to   .  Coeur'd Alene mines, Palouse, Lewis-  ton, "Wallsi Walla, Baker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  aud Denver. Steamer tickets to Europe and other foreign countries.  Leave  7:15 p. m.  Daily  7:15 a. m.  Daily  SPOKANE TIME SCHEDUIJS  Fast Mail���������Walla Walla  Portland, San Francisco  Baker City and the cast.  Local Mail���������Coeur 'd'  Alenes. Farmington, Garfield, Colfax,Pullmanand  Moscow.  AURIVE  7:1a a. m.  Daily  0:15 v. m.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  apply at O. It & X. Co.'s oflice,  430 Riverside avenue,  I 3u East Columbia ave  Spokane. Wash.     |       Kossland, B. C.  orGKO. S liirrv J. Campbell. I       II. 31. Adams.  GeneJ-UA-ent        i       General Apent. Trav.'F. and P. Afreat.  S������StSk5t W. H. Huklbukt, General Pass, A^eat,  (570) pfrt^nd.6r.j   <W Portland, Oregon.      *"  tfk


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