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The Miner Aug 14, 1897

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 GiPinfill  R E  Whole Number 364.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Aug.  14,  1897.  Price Five Cents  AN EAST END TRAGEDY.  A WELL-KNOWN NELSON  WOMAN  DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED.  The   Deed   Hone   liy a Man Mho Imnietl-  Inlcly Afterward Took Ilis Own  Eire.���������The Inquest.  At 10:45 o'clock on Thursday- night  hist pedestrians in the vicinity of Baker  anitl Hall streets were startled by the  loud reports of five pistol shots. It  was soon ascertained that the sounds  emanated from the house occupied by  a woman known as Alice Willis but  whose proper name is Carrie Wilson.  The shots were fired hy Harry V.  Swyny, the first four being.directed at  Alice "Willis, but fortunately for her  but one took effect. Although aimed  at the abdomen, it was deflected by a  corset steel and inflicted a flesh wound  only, and lodged in the back near the  lower vertebrae. The other three bullets were wildly fired and lodged in the  ceilings and walls of the room in which  the shooting occurred.  Having completed the deadly work  to his own satisfaction, Swyny placed  the revolver to his own head, sending  a bullet crashing through his brain,  thc effect being instant death.   .  The immediate cause of,the shooting  is shrouded in mystery. Swyny, however, is supposed to have fallen in love  with his victim, and he is known to  have asked her on more than one occasion to live with him as his wife.  For many days past he hoS spent much  of his time at her house, and his devotions to her were sufficiently marked  to be noted by the other inmates. His  attentions being rojected.it is believed  that he became despondent and premeditated the deed that he designed  should carry both into eternity.  Swyny entered the house on Thursday evening about eight o'clock and  at 10:30 he was placed in the dining  room, which was dark at the time, by  Alice, in order to entertain visitors in  the parlors. At 10:15 she returned. to  him in tlie dining room urging him to  go home. She had spoken but a few  words to him', when he fired at her.  SWYNY AN  EX-SOLDIEll  Harry V. Swyny was a Scotchman  by birth, ago l'.l years,. and stood six  feet one and one-half inches in height.  He was the son of a surgeon in the  Scots Guards. In July, 1871, he enlisted as a private in the Scots Guards,  and a few months afterwards was discharged for indifferent conduct and  absence without leave.  Correspondence among the deceased  man's effects reveals the fact that as  -_late_as-3Iay_las-_he_was_almcmber____i  the firm of Swyny & McDonald, architects and builders, of Butte, Montana.  Later letters show that he came to  Nelson from Rossland, and while here  he was engaged in doing carpenter and  cabinet work on the improvements  now going on at the Nelson hotel.  Letters found on,the deceased also  show that he was ii niamedinan, the  latest address to his wife being: Mrs,  Harry .V. Swyny, 311 West Park* st.,  Butte,-Montana. In one of the loiters  a daughter named Pauline is mentioned;  Swyny was also much worried in regard to property in England to which  he claimed to be heir, but to which up  to the time, of his death he had been  unable to obtain a title.  . The last time'Swyny was seen down  town he was at the Grand Central  . hotel bar, somewhat under the influence of intoxicants, he having, been on  a protracted spree for the last-two  weeks. At that time, about 7:30, in  the eveniug, he gave to the barkeeper  his silk, gold mounted watch guard,  and bid thoseat the bar goodbye. It"  is presumed that'at this time he had  planned the tragedy.  Alice Willis came here from Port,  Townsend about four years ago, open-  nig at that time the house- she is", still  conducting. Yesterday morning she  was removed by Dr. La Bau to the  ' hospital, and every hope is entertained  that she will recover from the wound.  The body of Swyny, immediately  after the tragedy, was removed to  MacDonald's undertaking establishment, from whicli it will be buried.  The weapon used was a 41 bull dog  Colts revolver.  THK    INQUEST.  An inqueston the body of Harry V.  Swyny, the suicide was held by Coroner Arthur, at the court  house   yes-  - terday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The  jury empaneled   consisted   of" D.   M.  . Carley, John Buckley, P. J. Russell, J.  Robinson, J. Dover, R. A. Josling, W.  H. Graham and A. J. Lyons.  Witnesses examined were Chief of  Police Wolverton: Pearl Savior, Josie  Prescott, Lillian Gibbons, Carrie Harris and Edith Blair, inmates of the  house in which the tragedy occurred;  Frederick Wright, pianist at the  house, and'John Macready, the owner  of the revolver with which the deed  was done.  Tlie evidence adduced from the several witnesses was essenially the same  as stated in the report of the  tragedy.  At ihe conclusion of the testimony  of Johu Macready; the inquest was continued to Monday evening next, at 8 p.  ra., in order to take the testimony of  Alice Willis, the assassin's victim, who  now lies in a very critical condition at  tbe hospital. If at any time before Monday evening the woman shows any  evidence of approaching death her dying  deposition will be taken and presented  to the coroner's jury.  The body of. the suicide was -buried  this morning at the expense of the city,  unmourned and alone.  Chief of Police Wolverton yesterday  communicated with the chief of police  of Butte Mont., and also of Richmond,  N. li., in an endeavor to find some clew  to the friends or relatives of the deceased,  but up to the time of going to press no  response had been received.  SUPT.  JOHNSON  RESIGNS.  RESPITE OF TWO WEES  JAMES  WOOD  ALLOWED  AN  APPLICATION  TO  APPEAL.  Argument la the C'nxe to Come Up Before  a Full Court oa Thursday���������The  law.  He Mill 4������o lo Mexico to Manage the tiug-  [gciihclin Interests There.  Superintendent Paul Johnson, of the  Hall Mines smelter, will resign his position shortly to accept an offer to manage  the big reduction works of the Guggen-  heims at Agua Calielpaa,Mexico.  Mr. Johnson's successor here has not  been appointed, and it' is likely that no  selection will be made until two directors  of the Hall Mines, limited, arrive here  next week from England. There is a  rumor to the effect that Mr. Robert IIed-  ley, of tbis city, will be asked to take the  position, but be refuses to either affirm  or deny the report. Mr. Hedley was  brought up with the Oxford Copper company, of New York. During 1889-90 he  managed tho smeltiug department of the  Quebrada Railway Laud & Copper company of Aroa, Veueznela. He has also  had-.experience iu concerftratiug aud  smelting in Mexico, aud for a time was  superintendent of the Kooteuay Mining  & Smelting, com pan; V works nt Pilot  Bay.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AND  .   AROUND  NELSON.  Brief  Mention   of   Happenings  District During the Pant  Seven Bay*.  In   the  THE WATERWORKS-  Onstriielicm or lhe Reservoir Commenced  uml Highf-of-Wiiy Cleared. ;  Work upon the new waterworks system for Nelson is progressing favorably.  The work of grading at the reservoir  began on Thursday, aud 12 meu are there  engaged. The reservoir will have a capacity of one million gallons, aud at a low  stage of water will contain a sufficient  quantity of water to supply a city of  15,C00 persons.  Tbe woik of clearing the right-of-way  -for~the_rflume���������leading-f rom���������Anderson  creek to the reservoir was fiuished yesterday, and the building of the flume  will begin as soou as the lumber, which  is expected early iu the week, arrives.  The flume will be twelve inches square,  inside. /  Tbe contract for the reservior calls,for  its completion by October 1st. -���������'  PROVINCIAL "MINERALOGIST.  He Huh left Kootenay to Visit the Cariboo  o Country.  W. A. Carlyle, provincial mineralogist  was in Nelson during the week. When  asked for ah opinion - concerning the  smelter question, he paid:  "I am liereto state what'I see more  than to say what I thiuk, however, iu my  opinion, something ought to be done to  check our ore3 from going across the  line." 'Mr. Carlyle has just returned  from the" Lardeau aDd he is much impressed with the richness of that district.  He visited the Wagner group, a fine property situated 8,200 feet above sea level.  Tbis is tbe highest mine in British Columbia. He has gone to Cariboo and will  remain there for the rest of the  summer.  The Public School.  The Nelson public school was not  opened last Monday for the reception cf  pupils. The trustees have postponed the  event in the<hope that accommodation  can be"provided for,all children applyiug  for tuition. "With tbe present facilitiep,  one-fifth oE thc number will be denied  education. Tbe trustees blame the Pr. -  vincial government for deliberate neglect. - Tbe school will open a week from  next .Monday, August 23.  On Sunday eveninglast Deputy-Sheriff  Robinson was advised by telegraph that  Mr. Justice Walkem had granted James  Wood, the murderer of Paddy Woods, a  respite of two weeks. In consequence of  this the fatal day was postponed and  Wood was not hanged ou Wednesday.  A. M. Johnson, counsel for Wood, Was  informed that Deputy Attorney-General  Smith had granted leave for the prisoner  to apply for a new trial. Argument in.  the case was to have come up before a  full court at Victoria yesterday morning,  but by mutual consent of counsel it was  postponed till Tuesday next.  REASONS'FOR A MEW TillAIi.  Counsel for the prisonerfeels confident  of a reversal of the case on the ground  that the admission of the dying declaration of the murdered man as evidence'  was inadmissible according to law, con-,  tending that the law explicitly lays down  the rule that before a dying declaration:  can be admitted as evidence in a murder  case, other evidence must be introduced  to show that at the time the declaration  was made the deceased was in a state of  mind entertaiuwg a- settled, hopeless expectation of death. Without such evidence, aud none was offered in this case,  Mr. Johnson asserts that the declaration  cannot be used as coming from a dying  mau, fully conscious that he has no hope  of recovery.  The department of justice at Ottawa  refused to interfere with the verdict of  guilty, as rendered by. the jury at the  trial of the case in this city, not being  able to see any valid reason for granting  a new trial. With this view of the matter  the department advised the prisoner's  counsel to apply to the proper place, the  attorney-general, for a new trial. As the  case now stands, it is. a matter of speculation as to whether a new trial will'-be  granted or not. If. when the case is  heard in full court, the introduction of  the dying declaration is-considered as  liable to have prejudiced the jury.against  the prisoner, a new trial will be ordered.  The case will then come back to the lower  court with iusti uctions to not admit the  dying declaration in" the new trial. If,1  however, the evidence objected to is not  considered of such vital importance as to  have been convicting in itself, the verdict  will be affirmed, and the execution will  take place. It is not probable tliat a  commutation of sentence will be handed  down.        -,. \  WOOD'S INDIFFEBEKCE.  ~ Wfien-informed "on"Sunday "evening  that he had been granted a respite of  two weeks, Wood manifested no concern  or hope whatever, merely replying���������  "Well, it only makes my imprisonment  that much longer.''  t Wood claims to be a Buddhist by religion, and from the day of his terrible  sentence he has persistently .'refused to  accept any. spiritual consolation or advice. He never refers to himself, his  family or bis future. His keepers say  that for tbe past month he has read an  average of two novels a day. His appe  tite. is good, be'sleeps, well, and aside  from an occasional sigh which which  seems to come from depths, he appears to  be happy, and totally unconcerned in re  gard to the awful future that may be  awaitirjg him. *'        .,  Tbe opinion obtains among officials  iu position to judge of such matters, tbat  tbe verdict of the lower court will be  affirmed.  Tbis is the first murder- case in  in the history of the Province of British  Columbia that has been carried to an  appellate "court, and it is also the first  murder case in which the. admissibility  of a dying declaration has been questioned. '  LATEST.  Counsel for the prisoner were in receipt  this morning of a telegram from their  correspondents at Victoria, Messrs. Bodwell, Irving "& Duff, announcing that  the heariug of the appeal had been adjourned to this date. It i3 probable that  a decision -will be handed down to-day. .  Commissioner* Sleeting.  The board of license commissioners  met yesterday afternoon at the Fire Hal'.  The applications of Machan & Kidd, and  Margaret Duffy, to .'conduct restaurants,  were favorably received and liceuses  granted,   The consideration of the appli-  Book keeper Gannon of Farley & Simp-  eon's, bus left for the Klondyke.  Judge Forin will open the fall session  of county court on Thursday, August 26.  John Elliot, barrister of this city, will  be absent (rom Nelson for a couple of  weeks. S  Foss k MacDonnell, the contractors,  have commenced work on the Four Mile  wagon road.  ' F. S. Hussey, superintendent of provincial police, has gone to the Slocan on  a tour of inspection,  - TrE. Collins, state treasurer of Montana, and' president of the Great Falls &  Canada railway is in the city.  A townsite has been surveyed at the  head waters of Kokanee creek and  adjoining the Mollie Gibson mine.  The. London Hill Development .and  Mining Co., near Bear lake, is atoping  ore and expects to ship a carload soon.  The badges, revolvers, hand-ouffs,  shackles and batons ordered for the police force are expected to arrive in a few  days.      "  '"Mr. George F. Gabriel, of Shelburne,  Ofltario, a nephew of City Treasurer  Cletnents, will make Nelson his home in  future.  T. Mitchell who. built most of the concentrators in the Slogan, is superintending the repairing.of the concentrator at  Pilot Bay. Y'  C. W.ji Wright, formerly purser of the  C.P.R. steamer Kokanee has tbe Klondyke'fever and is preparing to journey  "northward. -  The, grade ot the C. P. R. extension  along ',tbe water front to the. eastern  limits of the oity is nearly completed.  Tbe rails will not be laid for some time to  come.     ."    ' .... *;"���������'    "  "-  Dr. H. E. Hall has returned, from  Kamloops, bringing his family with him.  He is now prepared to practice his profession here as a dentist without interruption.     . ..-:���������.  Mr. G. "Beutly Ofe'rrard, manager of  the Bank of B; Nr A. at Kaslo was  recently married at St. John, N.B., to  Miss Mary Isabella Christie, of the last  named city.  J. L. Parker has applied for 3000 inches  of water and a mill site at Bear Creek, a  trib"utary"of"SalmotfTiveT.^ Heproposes  to use tbe power thus obtained fur mining purposes.  J. II. Sawyer, of the firm o' Sawyer  Bros., Pilot Bay, and.Miss AnnaTaut-  phous, of San Francisco, were married in  this city Tuesday.August 10th, by Rev.  G. H. Morden.  M.' J. Haney, who has charge of the  construction of the Nelson & Lethbridge  railway, is visiting this district on a fly  ing trip, o He will return to Lethbridge  in a few days.      ���������  Goldbrick swindlers have successfully  landed G. C. McGregor, manager of  Molsou's Bank at Calgary, to the tune uf  811,000.. The "mice" was located iu tbe  Big Bend district near Revelstoke.  J. McLeod, W. Delehay and A. Bernard Buckworth have been elected  school trustees of the Ymir district.  By next autumn Ymir will have excellent educational facilities.  A. J. Marks, of -this city, will shortly  leave for New Denver to superintend  extensive development work on the California in which he owns a controlling  interest. Two gangs of men will be employed extending the tunnels on the  property.  The stress of the lumber famine is  broken. Ten carloads of all rou d  building lumber have arrived consigned  to Charles St. Barbe, agent for the Kootenay Lumber company, and this abip-  -meut which contains considerably over  100,000 feet will be rapidly followed by  other*-  rapidly. The company is miking every  effort io supply power to Rossland at the  earliest date possible.  Katie, the five months' old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Macdonald, died  last Monday after a short illness.  Mrs. W. A. Hendryx, wife ot Dr. Hendryx and who started the Pilot Bay  smelter, died at Los Angeles recently.  W. F. Thompson, Sr.,of Itbica, Michigan, father of W. F. Thompson, of Nelson  and Trail, was in the city during tbe  weok.-  Hon. George E. Foster, ex-minister of  Dominion finance, and president of tbe  British Canadian Gold Fields,.limited, is  iu the city.  The city jail will be ready for occupation in a few days. Tbe substantial  stone structure is being roofed nud the  cells fitted up.  Captain Angus Campbell has purchased the old steamer Galena, which  has been lying at Pilot bay for several  years, and is preparing her for freight  and passenger traffic once more.  . Dr. George II. Duncan,, secretary of  the' Provincial Board of Health, accompanied by Sanitary Inspector Clivo  Phillips-Wolley, is in the city. Dr.  Duncan is making a tour for the purpose  of examining into the sanitary condition  of the Province. On his return to Victoria he will make a report to the board.  Inspector, Wolley will remain iu Kootenay for the balance of tbe summer and  will make his headquarters at Nelson.  A. H. "Clements, city treasurer, re  turned last Thursday from - a three  months trip to England and Shelboume,  Ontario.''.,.-Mr. Clements crossed the  Atlantic on the s.s. Lucania with Sir  Wilfred Laurier, and was in London  during the Jubilee' celebration, lie  visited, his native county, Staffordshire,  saw the great naval review in the English  channel and generally had a most enjoyable trip.  THE   EXPORT   DOTY.  AMERICANS  ���������   RAYED  IN    ROSSLAND'  IN OPPOSITION.  AR-  Xcurly  3000 SlgnniureM to the  rctlllon-  Ihe Fight For Cuuiulitiii Industrie*  -  Unit Only Commenced.'  CONTRACT LET.  The  City  Han   Purchased   the Necessary  . Material for the Waterworks.  At a special meeting of the couucil on  Wednesday tenders for material to be  used in the construction of the city waterworks were .acted upon and accepted as  follows:  -II. J. EVans & Co., Nelson, for pipe;  Crane &.Co., Portland, Ore., for valves,  valve boxes and hydrants; John Boyd &  Co., for lead; Messrs. H. J. Evans & Co.,  were required to deposit a check for $1000  and Messrs. Crane & Co., for ������200 for tbe  faithfully performance of the work. City  Clerk Seeley was authorized and instructed to enter into contracts with the  successful bidders.  The* Sewer System.  No progress has yet been made toward  actual work on   Nelson's much-needed  sewer system.   The plans include a main  sewer along Ward creek to Silica street,  to be built of brick. It is to be 21 inches  in diameter. The connecting sewers ou  Vernon Btreet, from Ward creek to Hall  street, od Baker street from Kootenny to  Hall stieet, on Victoria stieet from  Josephine to Stanley street, and on Silica  street from Ward creek to Stanley street,  will be constructed of* eight-inch clay  sewer.pipes. It is anticipated tbat active  work will be commenced in a short time,  though it is probable that the construction of the brick sewer along Ward creek  will be delayed.  At a cut-and-dried mas3 meeting of  Americans and lukc-warm Canadians at  Rossland, last Thursday evening, a .  resolution protesting against an export  duty was passed. The sense of tbe  meetiug was to tbe effect tbat Kooteuay  ores should be smelted iu ihe United  States. Tbe alien stockholders of tbe  Le Roi mining company, and tbe Yankee  claim jumpers have proved conclusively  they completely control tbe Canadians of  Rossland.  It is now in order for the  Centre Star company to build a smelter  south of the international boundary, on  Sheep creek.  It the Northport agitators thiuk  that the Minkk will retire from -the  fight that it bas instituted���������Kootenny  smelters for Kootenay ores, the salvation  of Canadian industries and prosperity of  Canadian merchants and Canadian workmen���������because tbey have railroaded a  resolution through a convention tbat did  not represent the tine .Canadian sentiment of this distiict, tbey are terribly  mistaken.  On the basis: :'Be sure you are right  and then go a' ead," tbis journal will  continue its efforts. Alien iilibusterers  may succeed iu swaying a mob meeti. g  at Rossland, but tbey cannot control the  parliament of Oana-la. Tbey shall know,  in due time tbat '"tbey aie not the only  pebbles'on/the ' beach," as-Congressman  James Hamilton Lewis would say. This  is only tbe ������ir.-jt round,-and the Minei;  will continue to tight it out if it takes all  summer. -   ���������,       ,/  An established industry,--capable of  treating rcorethan 1,000 tons of ore daily  and employing uearly fifteen hundred .  men is threatened by the LeRoi com- ���������  pany building a smelter at'Northport.  "The Hall Mines works may; be able to  scratch along with the enormous copper  d'epo3itsJof. their mines on Toad moun-.  tain, but they will have to. use iron" flux  that contains no values, nnd thus loso  money steadily. With tbe Trail and  Pilot Bay smelters" the case isdillereut.'  Tlie former will closedown if it carnot  get Rossland ores; the l.ittor will be pre-,  vented fiom economical general smeltiug  if Rossland ores arc**to be treated at  Northport aud Sbeep creek. Tbe smeltiug. refining and miuing industries of  of Koqtenny are all liable to suffer seriously*. The hopes entertained by the  silver-lead miners of the Slocan, Ainsworth, Lardeau, White Grouse, Crawford  creeki St." Marys and East Kooteuay  districts.are blasted.   To treat their ores,  -'  Those Frame llulldlnts.  In the municipal court tbis morning  before Magistrate Crease, E. A. Apple-  whaite, J. Johuson, O. Lund, C. Harrington, James Hastie, George Neeland, ,1. A.  Turner, "George Woods, _F. Richardson  and E. C. Traves were arraigned on complaint of Chief Wolverton, charged witb  having erected, or haviug in course of  erection certain frame buildings within  the fire limits, in violation of tbe municipal bylaw No. 11. All of tbe cases were  disposed of and dismissed, with tbe  exception of that against James Hastie,  which was continued until Monday,  Hastie not beiug ready-to.proceed.  G. R. Feasby, M. E., ot Coolgardie,  West Australia, has arrived in the city.  He has had extensive experience in the  mines of West Australia, having traveled  some 7,000 miles by saddle and team to  examine them.   He also spent fourteen  Xcw   Superintendent.  Superintendent George F. Copeland  has arrived in Kaslo and taken charge  of the superintendeucy of the Kaslo & j cation of O.   Lund,   for   a hotel liceuse j years jn tjj0 mines of the Malay penin  Slocan railway,   vice   Superintendent; was postponed  for two weeks.   The ap- j ~snfa  R. W. Bryan, who is promoted to lhe 'plication    of  Thomas   Moriarty  for   a j  position of Assistant General Superin- license  to open a saloon at the corner of i    About eighty men are employed at the  tende'ntof the Great   Northern   Rail-  Hall   and  Baker  streets was denied on ]! Kootenay falls by  the West Kootenny  wav with headmnrtcra   at   Spokane.   th,e - C-������,UD*    ^ * ���������8 not considered; p d Li ht compaDy.   The work  -nay, wicn neauqu.uurs,   ap   .-spo^.ini.. aav-isat)le to bcense any more saloons in, -      V,    -     ..    ���������__��������� iln���������B<,  Superintendent Copeland is from   the  the east end.    The board adjourned to !of blasting the site for the power bouse  In lhe Police Court.  During the past week tbe" following  cases were disposed of in the municipal  police court by Magistrate Crease: Silas  H. Crosse was lined the amount of tbe  costs, $2.25, for disorderly conduct while  drunk. Angus West, Thomas Todd and  E. E. Phair, were each fined S2.50 for  permitting an"accum:ilation of refnse atd  filth, dangerous to tbe public health, on  the premises occupied by them; Kwong  Chung-was fined S5 for allowing the  was house slops from his establishment  to run out iipou tLe bank in the rear of  the premises occupied by him, creating a  nuisance dangerous to public health.  Dei elope tlie Tennessee.  J. MfCrcatb states that the Hamilton  k liossland Gold Mining compauy will  at oDce let a contract for a 150 foot  tunnel  on the Tennessee  claim on Wild  Northern Pacific- Railway.  Friday, August 27, at 2 p.m.  ! and completing the flnme is progressing j Horse creek  iron fluxing is necessary. If every element iu tbe material smelted contains  some value, ibe cost of leJuctiou is  equalized aud reduced to a-minimum.  Unless the iron (lux used in treating mL  ver lead ores contains Home* marketable -  metal, the silver-lead mines will, of necessity, be charged higher treatment rates.0  Silver-lead ores can "be smelted iu Cauada  cheaper tbt'n iu tbe States because, besides tbe long haul to Omaha, GreatFalls  Everett or Tacoma, there is au import  duty of 13-2 cents per pound to be paid.  TlIU CUBA PEST SMELTING TOH KOOTENAY  OHES IS TO MAKE ONE 1-TjUX THE OTIIEIt  AS  MUCH AS POSSIULE. >- -  The Miner is not making tbis light  solely for Nelson; it concerns the entiie  Kootenay. Nelsou district produces oro  of a character very similar to tbat of Boss-  land so far as thecxpoit duly is concerned.  There are little or no silver-lead deposits  in this vicinity.  Tbe speakers at the Rosslaud " ma'ss  meeting wilfully misinlciproted tbe  object ot au export duly at tlie present  time. It is only to b������ used to prevent  the Lo Roi smelter from beiug built near  tbe international boundary aud on the  fcoutb side. We still maintain it is  unnecessary fc-r the company to operate  at Northport. If Robson or Trail were  not satisfactory,*there can be uo possible  objection to Sayward.  It is to be hoped that the policy of the  Le Roi company will uot work a hardship ou tbe many highly esteemed Americans who are iulerest?d iu Kootenay;  yet it is possible-tbat the smelter question will so arouse Canadians that there  is no telliuR where the mattor will end.  THE  PETITION.  The petition for an export duty is  being well received throughotthe district. Nearly.. 2,000 signatures are attached to it. ��������� Almost every man in  Trail has attached his name to it.  and at Ainsworlh. Pilot Kay, Kaslo and  in many points of tbe Slocau the result  is'the same. No returns bfive yet been  received from Kevelstoke, but theMixEit  bas received a telegram to the effect tbat  the people" of that _lonrish__������ town are  almost uuauimou.-.ly in favor of keeping  the smelters ou this side of the boundary.  In Roaslaud, a canvass resulted in obtaining the Mgnatnre-3 of a large majority  of the Canadians and some aliens.  <?:  a  f!������*rJ  4i  ��������� -hi?  '**. n  ,-jj1  ; i-~M  . :*'��������� 'S  *������|  3  1.1" f'  1!  I-  ���������i  . __  THE MINER NELSON,*B. C. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1897.  V i  H  1  - *  li'  J  T'   '���������  in  li J  r k  TY/fi MINER is printed on Saturdays ana  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States foi one year on receipt oj  two dollars.    Sir,gte copies live cents.  CONTRA CI ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate ofS J per column inch, fer  month.        a  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the 1 ate of ij cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and to tents per line fo>  each ubsequent insertion. Advertisement*  running for shorter periods than three  months arc classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address   cf the writer, not necessarily for  ��������� publication, but as evidence of goodjaith.  PRINTING turned out in firs.-rate style at  , '      the shortest notice  ADORKSS  Thi MinerPrintinu A HUBLI8HINQCO  NELSON.    B.C.  *"  Miners and  Prospectors  Should wear  AMES HOLDEN COS  0 "COLUMBIA,"  %       "KOOTENAY,"  "VANCOUVER"  418)   All of which aro First Class Foot AVcar.  it  LODGE MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. & A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brothcrn invited.  XV. 11. Shaw. Secretary.  -sSlBlfci;--    I-  '-'��������� ������- ���������F"     Kootenay Lodge,  ^flESS&y^ ^������-1(i' 'nects every Monday night,  '^Hffins^   at  their Hall,  Kootenay street.  Sojourning OddFellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, AUGUST U,   1897.  THE TRADE TREATIES..  The announcement of the denuncia-  w  tion of the Belgian-German trade  treaties by the British government is  the most-talked-of event in commercial  circles today, and the general sentiment is that though tho British trade  with these nations may be somewhat  jeopardized' by' tbe elimination of the  most-favored-nation clause, yet the  development of trade with the colonies  will eventually recompense..  The decision of Great Britain to allow her colonies to extend her com-  ineice preferential . treatment is regarded generally by the press as a  long step forward in the direction of  that Imperial' federation of which so  much is heard at the present time, lt  also marks the departure of the mother  country from what has hithcito in  various quarters been termed hor selfishness when tlie homo and colonial  interests ran counter.  Henceforth the British Empire is to  be' a commercial unit, distinct from  the rest of the world. Great Britain  may make whatever bargains she  pleases with her colonics without let-  J.ting_a.nyoii_eJl_elso.in_under__the_most^  . favored:nations clause. For commercial purposes the colonies are no  longer separate States. Commerce  with other nations is to be sought, but  commerce with the Empire is to be  preferred, and whenever the interests  of the two clash the former, not the  latter, is to be sacrificed. For the sake,  of increasing trade within the Empire  the risk of a tariff war with all outside  is unhesitatingly incurred by the  mother country. _-  This   triumph of free trade is a brilliant victory for Sir AVilfred Laurier  and the Liberal party of Canada.   The  * present    government    of   Canada   is  largely responsible for the change.  CONCERNING MR. MARTIN.  The Victoria Colonist claims to have  .Hon. G. B. Martin's authority for saying that he did not make the statements attributed to hini by this journal.- The fact remains, however, that  Mr.-Martin did make the statements',  and, furthermore, he was quoted correctly. The interview took place on  . the veranda of the Hotel Phair, and  the questions and answers were overheard by a number of well known and  reputable people who, if������necd be,  would vouch' for the accuracy of the  Minjsb in this respect. The Mixer  did not attempt to make Mr."Martin  appear ridiculous; thero was absolutely  nonecessity for such an effort. If Mr.  Martin will unequovically nnsweiva  few questions 'which the Mixeb is  ready to'propound, we will guarantee  to make him appear even more ridiculous than ever. "We only stipulate  that the chief commissioner must  receive no coaching in preparing his  replies.  After all, the authority which the  Colonist quotes is not worth much, as  the following extract from , a recent  issue of the Kamloops Sentinel, a  newspaper published near Mr. Martin's  home, will clearly show:  "The electors of the-North Hidinc  of Yale were once given a pledge in  writing by Hon. G. B. Martin that he  would resign his portfolio should auy  measure for a money bonus or guaran  tee in aid of the British Pacific scheme  bo brought down by the government.  The proceedings of last session taught  the electors the value of that pledge.  If Hon. G. B. Martin would break a  pledge of this kind, the Colonist can  hardly.expect his constituents to place  much"faith in his contradiction of the  statements attributed to him by the  Nelson MiN'JSitf As a matter of fact  no one who knows Hon. G. B. Martin  questions for one moment the accuracy  of the statements contained in the  Mi.vuit interview. Hon. G. B. Martin  has made no secret of his intention to  hold on to office at any cost, lie was  never very fond of tilling the soil and  since he has experienced the delights  of social life in Victoria he dreads the  possibility of having to return to the  humble surroundings of Ducks. If he  could raise $10,000 on his ranch there  is no doubt that he would gladly blow  it all in to make secure for another  period of five years his seat in the  Cabinet and then, too, there is to be.  considered the fun he would have in  blowing in that $10,000."  The less Mr. Martin says about the  Mi nek's interview the better it will  be for hini.  THE PROVINCIAL POLICE.  The Sandon police scandal demonstrates more forcibly than ever the  need of direct supervision of the provincial police, in, Kootenay. Not  counting municipal policemen, there  are ten constables in the district south  of Revelstoke, and it is understood  that three more will shortly be  appointed. While Superintendent  Hussey is ..to be congratulated on his  good judgement in the selection of  conscicncious aud painstaking officers  in this district, the fact remains that  many, of the force have only had a  limited experience in police matters.  Stationed at Victoria, the superintendent of provincial police cannot be  expected to give all the attention and  direction that is needed by constables  in remote localities.  West Kootenay needs a chief constable or assistant superintendent of  police of good training and experience  in all matters relating to the enforcement of the criminal code. His services would be valuable in maintaining a proper discipline, in assisting in  the arrest of evil doers, to correctly  prepare all necessary papers in criminal cases and to collect and arrange  evidence that will insure the conviction iind punishment of those who  should suffer the penalty of the law.  . The Miner learns from Superintendent Hussey that he favors the creation  of an official of this kind. It remains  to be seen whether the attorney general, "who devotes all his time to his  public duties,'" will exert himself  sufficiently to give the matter his  attention.  THE LIEUT.-GOVERNORSHIP;  An Ottawa dispatch says: "In November next the term of Lieut.-Gov-  ernor Dewdney, of British Columbia,  expires, and already the federal authorities at Ottawa are feeling the  weight of local pressure for the appointment of his successor. Senator  Mclnnes is supported in some quarters,,  but the bulk of the Liberal influence  in British Columbia is being thrown  in for. Mr. Templeman, the unsuccessful Liberal candidate in Victoria at  the last general election."  Only those; -who are opposed to good  government will offer any objection, to  the appointment of Mr. Templeman to  tlie'li^uttuiant-governoi^liip-- The "admiration and respect in which he is  held by the Liberals of, western Canada entitles him to the highest honors  in the gift of the country.  A CORRUPTION FUND.  Tiik Minek is informed by a man  ���������who is more ' or less in a position to  know, and who has just arrived in  Nelson from Victoria,, that the ringsters at the capital will produce at the  next Provincial elections the biggest  corruption fund ever known in the  history of local politics.  AVe do not doubt this for a nionent;  in fact, reasonable grounds exist for  the belief that money from this source  is already being lavishly distributed  among the heelers of the party. -The  chief item of expense ���������so far is the*  establishment of a number of weekly  newspapers in various districts. These  sheets will do their little best to siug  the praises of the present administration. -    >   _  At this rate the $10,000 proposition  of the chief commissioner will only be  a .drop in the bucket. The high-priced  ^campaign . speakers, expensive special  writers foi- the two government organs  at the Coast and prodigal barroom  jolliers will cost the ringsters a pretty-  penny. . -��������� ,.  Still, if they can" retain power by  these methods the money will be well  invested. What does the expenditure  of thousands amount to if the political  machinery of the Province can be  made to produce millions-*  Referring to The Mixer's interview  with the chief commissioner of lands  and works the Victoria Times says:  "Mr. Martin's escapade at Nelson is  the talk of the hour, the scandal of  .the day everywhere on the Main-  i land."  i    According to a recent press dispatch,  j the eminent professor, Goldwin Smith,  1 is devoting his attention to cocoons of  the tussoch moth.   He has probably  arrived at the conclusion by this time  that all cocoons look alike to him.  the mayor;s salary; ���������  Taxpayers of,^eil[son naturally stand  aghast at the wanton extravagance of,  the council in* introducing a _>ylaw  providing the mayor with a salary of  $2,000 a year.'      ' '������������������;     '-'-  During the last municipal campaign,  Mr. Houston and his supporters emphasized the fact that he had plenty  of spare time which he would willingly  devote to official duties, if elected.  The inference was that these services  would be gratuitous. Yet itis not to  be supposed that the electors returned  liim solely for this reason. The public, doubtless, have no objection to any  public official receiving a reasonable  compensation for services rendered,  but they naturally object strenuously  to squandering the public funds at  this decidedly critical period of thc  city's existence. The plea cannot be  reasonably made that the mayor is of  necessity making a'great sacrifice of  time and energy. The fact that he  has arrogantly assumed many duties  that should rightfully be performed by  the committee on public works is no  criterion that he is entitled.to a salary  that he cannot possibly earn.  Until next year, the borrowing  power of the city is limited to $50,000.  With this sum and what may be  derived from taxes, water and sewerage systems have to be built and the  general expenses met. The general  expenses for the period ending December 31, 1890, will probably be $20,000  The waterworks will cost $30,000. The  sewerage system will need an expenditure of $19,000, and there is, approximately, not more than $7,000 to  complete .the undertaking. The less  said about the sanitary, condition of  ISelson at the present time thc better;  it is sufficient to remark that every  dollar available should be expended in  furnishing a service that will remove  the danger that how threatens the  entire community.        '.-���������-.;���������  In our opinion, the mayor would be  well paid if he was voted a yearly  salary of $500 until such time as the  sanitary condition of the city, is in  satisfactory repair ahd the population lias trebled.  NELSON'S BIGHTS.  Citizens of Kossland want a court  house and a land registry- office established there, ahd are urging the  Provincial government to arrange for  such facilities without delay.  It is to be hoped jthat Premier Turner and his associates will recognize  the fact that appropriations are needed  in Kootenay for many things of infinitely greater importance before consideration is given " to the trifling  inconvenience whieh Rossliuiders experience in suits at law. We cannot  afford the luxury of a court house in  every town and hamlet of the Province;  Kootenay certainly needs a land  registry office, and it should lie established as centrally as possible.  Nelson is the most conveniently situated point in the district. _ Here all  local lines of transportation meet.  This city is the district headquarters  of both the Dominion and Provincial  governments. It would be inost. unwise to change this system.  A MINING INSPECTOR.  OFce~~nIoreT^we^ask,-Why' doeTnot  the Provincial government appoint a  mining inspector?  This additional evidence of intolerable procrastination of the Victoria  ringsters is probably attributable to a  desire on their part to nominate an  incompetent pet who does not know  the difference between a crosscut  tunnel and a rawhide trail, and who  would neither do nor say anything  that woidd be at variance with" an  established policy of indifference toward Kootenay. It is safe to say that  a Kootenay man will not be selected  for the office. To appoint a competent  and* up-to-date inspector from' this  district might result in that individual  suggesting in his reports many things  for the benefit of Kootenay that wonld  entail some little expense,1 and that  would certainly not suit the ringsters.  The Spokane Spokesman-Review  loses no opportunity to color its news  items regarding the success of the export duty petition _ now being circulated in Kootenay. It seeks to convey  the impression that the petition has  met with a cool reception from the  public.., This deliberate falsehood, is  quite in keeping with the notoriously  unreliable intelligence that is the chief  feature of the S.-R. Of course'we  must acknowledge that Washington's  organ of populism and anarchy is published in the "Spokane-Kootenay  country" and the "Spokane-Klondyke  district"; nevertheless, we do not  relish its meddlesome "efforts to tell  Canadians what is besffor them.  There is a growing impression that  the patriotic interest of a large number of Toronto journals in the development of the natural resources of  western Canada is augmented or diminished by the amount of advertising that is done in their columns by  promoters of British Columbia and  Yukon mining companies.  Scarcely a day passes but the Victoria Colonist has something to say  about a new route to Klondyke.  Herschell-Cohen, who so successfully engineered the C.issiar- railway  and land job at the last session of the  legislative assembly, has gone to .London, England. He is reported as being  very enthusiastic over the result of his  stay in British Columbia.  The Kamloops Standard, the only  Tiirnei'ite organ in the Upper Country, says: "The government of which  Mr. Turner is a member has done many  things, no doubt, that many people  object to."  t'unceruliiff klnmlylu!.  Ambrose Bierco in the Sau Frnncisco  Examiner:���������To my own untutored discernment there is nothing impressive,  noble, elevating in the spectacle,of a  human herd miuded mad wise and preceding for gold, whether its members move  in tides under the suasion of their cupidity, Oi stay at home and prospect oue  another's pocket. Avarice is not a pretty  thing to contemplate iuwhntever form it  may be manifest; iu cold truth, it is dk-  gusting. True, it is the impelling motive  of human progress; it is what art, literature, even philosophy, feed on. But also  the muck and slime at the bottom of a  pond is what the water lily feeds on. Iu  a special aud obvious but incidental way  it found.d our Pacific commonwealths,  but the founding of commonwealths was  no part of the scheme; that possibility  did present itself tb the pioneer's imagination to embitter his hope of a private  gain. His notion was to stuff his pocket  aud get out of the country, and in many  ways the country would have profited by  .entire execution of that design; for as a  rule he has been "a dead head in the  enterprise." None was so slow as he to  discern the marvelous fertility of the soil  that he rooted up like a pig in pursuit of  truffles. He had a snout for gold and he  was all snout.  The California gold-hunter did goodby  accident and crowed to find it fame, but  the blue-nosed nwsquito-slapper of  Greater Dawson���������what is lie for? Is he  going to "lay broad and deep the foundations of an empire" (tor Great Britain) iu  that villain country? Will he "bear the  banner of progress" into that paleocrys-  tic wasta? Will he "clear the way." for  even a do^-sled civilization aud a reindeer religion? Nothing will come of him.  He is a word in the wind, a brother to  the fog. At the "scene of his activity no  memory will remain. The gravel that he  thawed and sifted will freeze again." In  the shanty that he builded the she-wolf  will rear her proddy litter, and from its  eves the moose crop tbe esculent icicle  unafraid. The snows will close over his  trail and all be as before. In brief, the  Klondyker's place in the scheme of things  hardly serves to distinguish him from  the hybrid whelp of a,wild hog and an  abstract proposition.  Thc Moniczumn Concenirnlor.  Superintendent Mitchell, of the E. P.  Allis company, has begun work on the  Montezuma concentrator, the ground  having been cleared for the building.  Excavating will begin in a day or two  nnd the clearing gang put to work on the  road to the Montezuma mine.  FOR   GOLD  BUT FOR GOOD VALUES GO TO  FARLEY & SIMPSON  Who on August 1 will inaugurate a  STRICTLY CASH BUSINESS  SEE   0"ET_B  PEIOES  The people of Revelstoke are anxious  to incorporate their town. as a municipality. .  50 lb. sack Hungarian Flour $1.40  50 lb. sack Spokane Flour . . 1.20  No. 1 Creamery Butter, 5 lb. 1.00  Cooking Butter,  10 lb.    .    . 1.00  Canadian Cheese, 8 lb.    .    . 1.00  Granulated Sugar,  17 lb.     . 1.00  No. 1 Sugar, 20 lb.  , .-   .    . 1.00  Rice, 20 lb  I>00  Salt, Liverpool, fine, 501b.  . 1.00  Ranch Eggs, 6 doz.    .    .    . i.00  Evaporated Apples, 12 lb.  .    " Peaches, 8 lb.  " Prunes, 12 lb.  Currants, 12 lb.  Raisins, 12 lb   Costa Rica Coffee, 5 lb.  Lion Coffee, 5 pkgs.  Arbuckles' Coffee, 5 pkgs.  Beans, 25 lb.    .    .  Split Peas, 20 lb.       .    -.  $1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  I.OO  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  i;oo  ALL OTHER GROCERIES & PROVISIONS   AT BED ROCK PRICES  Nelson Shoe Store  A Full and Complete Line of   rtl%AOT.    -ft-v,,    H     "Ll  Spring Goods just received  "    vllcdj)   101     VtiSllI  A Full and Complete Line of  received  WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS' SHOES  On hand at all   times.     Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. tl. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) . - NELSON, B. C.  ���������       ���������  Lawrence ,  Hardware Co.  Headquarters for Miners'and Builders'  IB! .A. _B id w .A. IR,IE  A Full Stock of Graniteware and other Kitchen Utensils.   Prices  Furnished on Application. _ (102)  GIVE US A CALL.   PROMPT ATTENTION TO LETTER ORDERS.  TEL.  21. BAEKB   8TEEET.  LARGEST and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  Dinner Sets^ Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc;, in Staple an&  Fancy Goods,  reomsioMAi. CARPS.  B.   HARRISON,. BARRISTER,   NO-,  it   tary Public, Slocan City.' 431  L. GKIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ��������� -,-��������� Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon  B. C. ,-,  (434)  T\R. H. E. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST.  \J Nelson. B.C. Gold and Porcelain Crowns  inserted, old "teoth treated by the latest  methods.   Terms strictly cash.     ,       *' (891) -  aEO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUB-  geon.   Ollice, Baker street, 3 doors west  of pohtofflcc, up stairs. .       (571)  ASSAYING..     BOBBIN'S &  LANG.     AS-  sajrere  to -War Eagle ' and Associated  Companies,-Kossland   - ' (351)  J71   M. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT  lit   Vive   Insurance   and  Mining   Broker,  Snndoii, B.'C. -"=;.. 500  171 LETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  J     Solicitor, etc.    Sole Agent for tho Cana  dian  Fire Insurance  Co.     Heal. Estate  and  Mining properties for sale.. Slocan City, B.C.  , ��������� - -,- )541K  GORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  nnd Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B.- C. Room No. 1, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. 014  WANTED.  'I EACHER FOR QUARTZ CREEK. B. C.  1 A Lady and 0:10 holding a second-class  certificate preferred.- Salary-fifty dollars per  month.   Apply with qualifications to  714 A. Bernard Buckwobth. J. P. ���������  Secretary.  POSITION���������By young married man as bookkeeper or clerk.   Best of reference,  Address:   E. A.B.,  719  , ��������� , Care Office.  .POSITION���������By youug   woman  as   housekeeper.  Address, Personal, Nelson, B. C. '    720.  A GENERAL SERVANT.-Apply   to Mrs.  XV. A. Macdonald, Victoria street, Nelson.   722  9IIM.\(i. AGENTS.  ERNEST G. LOCKE,  Mining  Engineer  Mines examined and reported on with maps  and sketches M  C������B> . NELSON, B. C.  ���������A^6r Buchanan &rGo:^  P. O. Box 47   * Telephone No. 10  Nelson, Salmo and North Fork.  182  IJ-TaORZFOR-A-TEID   1870.  THE  )  s my uompany,  FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.  ^ Many people. claim to sell the best Flour.  We do not make claims, but only ask  the favor of a trial. Our Hungarian is  acknowledged by all unprejudiced people  to be the best value in Canada.  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C-  HAVE A  - >i  ��������� ��������� ���������  But  Our  FOR EVERY KIND OF HEAD  STRAW HATS  Are Specially Reduced to Clear  Don't Miss Them  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING   BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  . ^'iTELSOlSr, B. C     [335]  -P. O.   STOKE  J. A. GILKER  COOL REFRESHING drinks  \^<y-'y~'J-J .   -.VNELSON  SODA WATER   FACTORY-Ar- 1  All kinds of Carbonated Waters.                         Orders delivered promptly.;]  623  j������>���������  o.   BOS  88 THE MINER, NELSON   B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1897  X  If  I  THE  S. S.   LYTTON   MAKES   THE  ,8!BUN.TJP  TO   LA  PORTE-  A Itcvlvul or Ike Stirring Times or Thlrly  \jj  Year*  Ago��������� Thc   History  or the  Stejuncr Forly-Mnc.  Last week the C. P. R. steamer Lytton  made its lirst ntteinpt to navigate the  Columbiu river between Revelstoke nnd  Lu Porte. The distance is nbout thirty  miles nnd the stream in that vicinity _b  extremely difficult to navigate at certain  times of the year, owirR to the swift current and dangerous shonls.  The trip was mado successfully. The  Big Bend district will experience gren.  benefits from the result of this attempt;  the development of the rich mines of  northern Kootenay, retarded so long by  luck of transportation facilities', will now  be vigorously and extensively prosecuted:  THIRTY YEARS AGO.  The Columbia river above Revelstoke  has not been navigated by steamers  since the time wheu the old Forty-Nine  was used to" supply the placer miners of  tjlie Rig Bend district thirty years ago.  This steamboat was built near Colville in  1865, and made her fi;st trip in April '6G  ���������tying up at La lJorte on the 26th of  that month.- The trip took ttri days and  freight was ij>S0 per ton. She,was 98 feet  loug, of 75 hoise power aDd 3 foot stroke.  Captain Leonard White was master, Al  Piugstou was mate, Chas. Biggs, purser;  Shep Bailey, lat engineer; J. Kelly, 2nd  engineer; Octave Jandreau, fireman;  Chas. Brow;-, watchman; A. McLaren,  steward; Geo. Buchannan, cook; J. C.  Montgomery, waiter, aud six deckhands.  Among her passengers on the tiist trip  were Dan McCulloch of McCulloch creek,  Jim May, Geo. Weaver, D. Carly, old  juinetto who staited thesawmill, Ilauser,  Downie of Downie creek, Oppenheimer,  Ken burger, liegnurder, Ferine, Nels De-  mars, Wade and Gardiuer. These last  two ran n pack train from La Porte to  French .creek at 10 cents per pound.  The Forty Nine made trips from April lo  June 20. J-Rl_je. O'Reilly (who said  "Roys, it there's shouting there will be  hanging) and Judge Haines administered  justice in the country then and, besides  Rig Bern*), their circuit included Wild  Hcse creek in East Kootenay, Rock  creek in South 1'ale, aud Queasnelle in  Cariboo. A passage from Colville to La  Porte waa theu worth $50 and wood was  $9 peiecml.  A  DESUllTED CAMP.  In the fall of-'66 there was a famine  which the boat. relieved ��������� tlie following  spiing.   In  the full of '07 she gathered  .till who were left, to the number of 90,  aud on November 4 the Big Bend was  left deserted. Saloons, billiard tables,  restaurants, everything was left stauding  and the piace knew the owners uo more.  Altogether, the Forty.-Niuecarried about  '7,000 people iuto Big Bend.  McCallum and A. L. McDonald' of  Grand" Forks and W. W. Saunders,  attorney-at law, of Spokane. Tuesday  last, Laurf n wns arraigned before S. R.  Almond and Peter S. McCollum, J.Ps,  when he pleaded guilty to the above  charge end was lined $20 and costs,  amounting to $22 altogether, and in  default of payment of this sum to remain  in the jail at Grand Forks for 30 days.  At the time Lauren relocated this claim  he called it the Go By, locating it in tbe  name of Robert Moll of Carson. Until  last Sunday Lauren had been working in  .Wolf's camp, on the reservation, since  he relocated the Elise May, and had he  staid on the other side of tbe line he  would now be some 822 better off.  MINING  NEWS.  FRUIT FAIfi.  Arrangements    Iteliix   I'erreeled   for  nn  Imposing Display ������r I'roilacli.  The management of the Spokane Fruit  Fair has commenced extensive preparations for the exposition which will open  October 5 and close October 16. The  fair fiom year to year is assuming greater  proportions, und the circle of its influence  over the North Western States and British  Columbia shows a corresponding expansion. This Province derives rot a little  benefit from the institution. British  Columbia's minerals,' fruit and general  farm products played an important part  in the exhibit last year.  The board of management includes  John A. Finch, president; H. H. Spauld-  ing, vice president; Howell" W. Peel,  treasurer; E. P. Gilbert, superintendent  horticultural department; Johu Ii'. Smith,  superintendent agricultural department,  aud H. Bolster, secretary and manager.  RAILROAD TO SILVERTON.  Tlie  Uh.li>  antl  Slocan Kailway Mill be  ,.   Kxlcuilctl ���������''rom Hear I akc.  The decision of tho Canadian Pacific  railway company to construct a line from  .' Three Forks to.Whitewater _has aroused  the Kaslo & Slocan railway company.  The proposed extension will seriously  cripple the business of the last named  company, as it will be a competitor for  the largo volume of business at McGui;  gan and Whitewater. :There are betweeu  ' twenty-five aud thirty shipping mines at  those two points. It is more tban likely  that the K. _fe'S. people' will retaliate by  extending their road to Slocan lake.  This cau be done at comparatively little  expense. ���������  A survey party tiDder Engineer Gray,  of tjie K. -fc S. railway, is. working in a  westerly direction from Bear lake and has  located tho line as far as Threo Forks.  There is good reason to believe that the  parly will continue in thc field until a  survcv is made to Silverton.  MANUFACTURED I0E.  An Extensive I'liint Suf.������:rg������rully tlyeratcil  liy llie Itelsterer.lsrcwepy.  R. Riesterer's ice plant has staited in  operations and is working pei feet ly. It  is au extensive affair and besides turning  out large-blocks of ice, it is used in every  department of the brewery' for cooling  purposes. The temperature is regulated  at will but is ordinarily kept at the freezing point, 32 degrees. All the numerous  pipes ���������'through which the salt brine is  pumped, have a thick coating of frost  and- in one place where thc steam pipes  are within six or eight inches ofthe  bi-iiie pipes, the coating of frost is not  -affected by the heat. The establishment  of the ice plant has largely increased the  capacity of the brewery.  A JUMPER 00NVI0TED-  Eflnvcil the-Writing on (lie.Location Posts  and was Fined.   ������  , R. IL Lauren, ot Grand Fork3, who on.  the fifth of last month, relocated the Elsie  May claim some nine miles up the North  Foik, was recently arrested and charged  with cutting tbe notices of location off  the Elsie May posts.  This arrest was made at the instance of  the incorporators of the Auras Mining  Company, which owns the property. The  incorporators of the company are Neil  THE SILVER CUP.  .1   Mine  That  Is- Vapidly Coming to the  Front un n Ynlunltlc Properly.  There are80 men working at the Silver  Cup. mine, in the Lardeau district, and a  contract has recently been let for a sbip-  mhnt of 400 tons to the smelter. The  o.vneiM claim that the ore will average  700 ounces of silver to the ton. Some of  it is said to be marvelously rich. Thc  mine is worked by tho Home-Payne  syndicate, which also operates the Suu-  sbine and Broadview. The company U.  building a concentrator at Ferguson,and  the Burvey for au electric road from  Galena bay to. Ferguson is completed.  It has been snid.that the. road will be  completed by next-winter, but this seems  hardly piobable.  A BACK-DOWN.  Tlie  Provincial   fiovcriinwiit Mill IUtok  jiI/.c the Squatters' lUgbts.  , The , weak-kneed government at Vic  loria has backed down from its recently  assumed position concerning the Nelson  squatters aud has decided to recognize  them. The improvements made on thu  lots by the Equatters will be appraised  und an auction sale of all government  property in Nelson will shortly be held.  Those bidding higher than the squatters  will have to pay for. the improvements on  the property r.ccor'ding ��������� to the appraisement.    . ,-���������_'"  Tlie Lardo Trade.  The steamer Aiu������worth now makes  regular trips to Argenta and Lardo City  every Wednesday. The volume of business- bfctweenthose'points-and-Nelson-is  rapidly increasing. While the mining  country tributary to the Lardo and Duncan rivers is uot being extensively developed, ' the 'present season has witnessed  much prospecting in that vicinity, and a  large number of people have visited the  district, with the result that many deals  have been made.  Lively Ferguson.  '  .The growth of Ferguson, the new town  on the Upper Arrow lakes, has been  pheuominal during the past few months.  A year ago there were not a half a dozen  houses in the place. Today it is a lively  community of nearly 700 people. As a  business center. Ferguson has prospered  wonderfully during thc present summer.  The numerous prospecting parties lhat  have outfitted-there have been a golden  harvest to the storekeepers.  Jl. I*s. Coming.  There is * good reason to believe that  a uumber of prominent Liberal members  of parliament will shortly visit Kooteuay.  There will be at least one cabinet minister in the party.' They, will visit the*  principal points ot interest in the district  and familiarize themselves with the existing conditions here in order to be better prepared to discuss at the next session cf parliament, legislation affecting  this portion of the.Domain.    _.  - A Stone lllork.  C ~W. West has commence:*! the excavation for the foundation of a stone  building which' he will build on Baker  street near Hall. The buildiug will he  two stories and basement and will have a  grouud area of 35x60 feet. G. D. Curtis  is the architect. The ground floor will  contain three stores and thoFecoud story,  six office rooms.  Development work is being done on  several mines in the dry ore belt, among,  them the Boodler, Silver Glance, Summit and Miner Boy.  The Copper Queen at Hall Siding is  being rapidly developed by Messrs.  Reynolds & Lee as it is showing up  wonderfully well.  A rich strike has been made on the  Vancouver near Silverton a lead ten  inches wide of clear high grade having  been met with.  The survey of the wagon road ap  Wild Horse creek to the Ymir mine has  been made, and the work of building the  road will be well under way next Monday.  The Neglected- situated gxx the lake  shore, half a mile south east of New Denver, was sold this week to S. T. O wings  of Moscow, Idaho, tbe purchasing price  being $700.  The Galena Farm is putting in a new  Pelton wheel to drive its hoist and compressor. Sixty tons of this machinery  has arrived and is being rapidly hauled  tothe mine.  The Weymouth, opposite the Enter-  terprise on Ten Mile creek, Slocan lake,  has had two men working on it, and the  result is encouraging. The breast of the  tunnel is filling in with quartz, showing  galena and zinc.  Mclnnes & Campbell have bought a  one-third interest in the Bay Horse,  Avery, Denver and Leadville claims, on  Porcupine creek, near Ymir. Considerable development work has been done  on the Bay Horse.  Some people, who know both men, are  asking whether tbe letter about the  British Columbia Miuing Critic and the  Waverly mine, and signed by Ole Sand  berg, was originally from the pen of Mr.  Grant Govan or Mr. Sandberg.  ..The Vancouver owners of a quarter  interest in the Two Friends group are  serving n restraining injunction on the  other' proprietors, to hnve them cease  working the group, says the New Denver Ledge. The property is looking better to-day tban ever before.  The second vein on the Enterprise is  likely to turn out a bonanza. It is eight  feet in width and carries considerable  galena. On one wall there is an iuch of  solid ore. The vein has been stripped  some distance to enable a site to be  taken for a tunnel, which will be commenced at once;' - The force will soon  be increased to 100 men.  Tbe tu mel on; the Alpiue group shows  six feet of quartz-carrying free milling  gold ore that will mn $25 in gold to the  ton.' About 25 per cent, of the ore will  have to be smelted. ��������� Tbe syndicate operating this group will build a wagon road  to Koot������aay lake and put in a stamp  mill. JThe property will eventually be  placed on the Londou market.  Just below the big glacier, on * the opposite side of the lake from New Denver,  more than 20 claims have been staked  this summer, some of them on. a lead  that runs under the eternal ice and snow  of the glacier. The formation is granite  and the ore found resembles that of Trail  district. There is plenty of iron and assays show gold, silver and copper.  ���������-The -French-Creek���������Mining-company  has 20,000,000 yards of pay gravel in its  hydraulic property in the Big Bend district. The company was organized to  acquire and operate 2% miles of ground  along French Creek, and was capitalized  for 82,000,000. A $30 000 plant was  taken to the property - last week by the  S.S. Lytton and will be in use ns soon as  possible. ���������  . Whitewater is fast assuming the  appearance of a lively .mining camp.  Two large hotels are already' erected and  a third in course of construction and the  erection of two stores, an assay office and  many more buildings are in contemplation. The Whitewater mine is shipping  12 to 15 tons of high grade ore per day.  Tho Wellington is prepariug to ship.  The mines that will be shipping from  this point soon and some are already  shipping besides the above are the Ibex,  Jackson, Sunset, Charleston and Hillside.  The Lillie B. on Springer creek is  bonded for $30,000. Five thousand dol  lars of this' amount has been paid, and  $5,000 will be due on August 15. The  surface showing for 500 feet at least is  extraordinarily fine. In open cuts  for this .distance from four to eight feet  of high grade ore ��������� is tapped. It is for  this ore shoot the tunnels and east drifts  are pointed, and to reach it at a depth of  nearly 200 feet an expenditure of  $1,500 would perhaps suffice. The Lily  B. group comprises three claims on the  ledge���������the Lily B., Raiubow and Portland. -     ,    '  OHURCH   NOTICES.  Sunday Aug. 15, 1897.  .  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song. 7.30 p."1 m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st aud 3 <i Sundays in the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and ith Sundays, at 8 a. m., Sunday-  School at 2.30 p. m.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Church. Corner Silioa  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Ep worth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 aud 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  CiA*i*^^^^^^*^^������-^^*^^i  Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to H. N. Cousxer, .  .   645 Revelstoke.  W. PERKINS & CO.  MINING BROKERS,  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  4������ Years F.xperlcnee In 'Mining. Experienced Prospector* Furnished on Short  Notice.   Mines Evperted and Keported on.  Baker Street, Opp. V.&tL Land Office  NELSON.    WEST KOOTENAY. B.C.  472-5-12-8'  NOTICE-  .llaklus a Cubic Survey.    *  A dispatch says thnt H.M.S. Algeria,  oue of the survey ships of Her Majesty's  navy, will soon arrive at Victoria-to take  part in the survey for the Pacific cable.  Late advices from Honolulu a*e to the  effect that H.M.S. Penguin has completed  the survey from Australia to Honolulu,  and tbe Algeria* will make the survey  fiom Victoria to Honolulu.  West and Emerson wish to inform  the public that on and after August  1st., all orders for wood or coal must  be left at their office on Baker street  accompanied by the cash. All orders  will receive prompt attention.       (710)  -_____d_d:e_._ess  5U  California Wine Co.  NELSON  B.C.  W. J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  ���������BROKER.���������  INSURANCE AND GENERAL     ������  COMMISSION AGENT.  FRONT STREET.    -    KASLO. B. C.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  Miue Incorporators and Brokers  Will purchase or furnish money to develop  good properties. First class connections in  Kastern cities und London. Write us before  placing your property.  315 A. 316 ROOKERY  SE������o____:_A.__sr_E-,    -  WASH.  I 525  Try'  Vanity Fair  Cigarettes  Ten Cents per Packaee  W. S. Kimball & Oo.  Eocliester, W. Y.  17 First Prize Medals.  o/v*^*^^*^������*^***s^^Vi**>>y  NOTICE.    ���������  NOTICK is' hereby given that two months  after date wc intend lo apply to thc Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase thc following described proj)-  crtj- situate in West Kootenay District namely  commencing nt a post planted at high watermark on tho cast shore of Kootenay LakoiibonL  ,'ij miles north of Pilot Hay on said cast shore  and marked "John Lynch, XV. T. McDonald  and George W. Orchards, N. XV. Corner"  thence 10 chains cast, thence 10chains south.  thence west lo the high water mark of said  Kootenay Lake, thence along said hijjh water  mark to thc place of beginning, containing HU  acres more or less.  JOHN LYNCH,  . w. t. McDonald.  GEOI.G1. XV. ORCHARD.  Dated at Nelson. B. C, this 29th day nf June,  1897. ((iSO)  NOTICE.  Take notice thatsixl}* days'after dale I intend 10' apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and .Works for permission to purchase'  ISO ucrcs of unreserved Crown hinds, situalcon  Crawford Bay, West. Kootenay District, and  commencing ata post marked" ft. C. Howell,  N. XV. corner; thence east 10 chains; tliew.-i;  south 10 chains; thence west 10 chains to I he  shore, and thence along tlie Fhore lo the point  of commencement. K. C. HOWELL,   ,  July 27, 1S97 [710] Per J. 1___kuick: McCkegor.  NOTICE.  SIXTY DAYS after date I, Charles Hay-  ward, will make application to purchase two  hundred 1200) acres of land situate on the south  bank of the Columbia river, near Robson', ns  follows: Commencing at. lhe northeast corner  of Lot 181, thence westerly along Columbia  river bank to the east boundary of Lot 301;  thence south forty chains; thence e->sttotbc  west boundary of Lot 181; ihonec norlh along  west boundary of Lot 181 to ils northwest corner; thence east to point nf commencement."  CHAS. HAY WARD.  Victioria, B. C, Juno llth. 18S7. 673  HARNESS and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  ��������� Team Housings, Whips,  Unishcs. Combs, Bits,  Harness Oil, etc. Repairing, a specialty Orders  promptly attended.  L. POGUE.  WARD ST.  (050) Opp Court House  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 post planted alongside the N.  K. stake of the Columbia and Kootenay Railway. Co's. grant situate on the West Ann of  Kootenay Lake opposite Balfour and called L.  J. Tolmie's N.W. corner post thence running  south 80 chains .-along the eastern boundary  line of the said railway company's grant thence  cast 80 chains, thence north und west along  thc shore of Kootenay lake to tho point of commencement and containing 610 ncres more or  less. L. J. TOLMIJS.  Dated June llth, 1897. (055)  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in'the Nelson'Mining Division ok  West Kootenaay District. Wiiekh  Located���������On the North Slope ok Toai>  Mountain, adjoining the Exchequer  Mineral Claim. c  rp AKE NOTICE thatl, J. M.McGrecor, acting  X bs agont for V. Cherbo, Free Miners Certilicate No. 78130, intend.' sixty days from thc  day hereof, to apply to thc Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for thc purpose of obtaining-a Crown grant of the above  claim.  Ar d further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before tlie issuance ofsuch certificate ofimprovements.--   .  j. m. McGregor.  Dated this 2Gth day of July, 1897 709  House Painting  Paper Hanging  A. ENSTEAD,  R. C. COOPER,  M. JOHNSON, WARD ST.,  651 Opposite Steam Laundry  KASLO, B,;C,  VICTORIA, B. C  NELSON, B, C,  Mr. Herbert Cuthbert  Promoter and Organizer  Of the Slocnn EnkeColtl * Silver Mliim,  Id., and of theBrlilftb-.'naiMliaiiUuld Field*  Exploration Development und liireitlmeiit  Company. Ld., awl late General Western  Manager of tho latter Company.  ' _. "   C'ni Supply  .  CAPITALISTS   ind   INVESTORS  With Gobd  .  .     ��������� - ������  Gold and Silver Properties, and all Informa"  tion with Reference to the Gold Fields of B. C.  . Nelson, B.C., May,-1897. (01!)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW HILL  1 '  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough  and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  T"AKE notice that I, E.'K. Cobb, will apply  I     to the  Stipendiary Magistrate of West  Kootenay, thirty days after date,'for a license  to sell liquor by retail, at Ymir. in said district.  K. V. COlilJ.  Dated at Ymir, R. C, this 21th day of July,  1897. 718  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST,  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lota (Fifty foot frontage)  103  W. J. ������. l>lcknou. llaK rr SI.  NELSON^ LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.  100 R C. INNES.  NOTICE.  Take notico that sixty days after date 1  intend to apply lo thc Chief Commissioner of  Ijinds and Works for permission to purchase  100acres of unreserved Crown lands, situaloon  Crawford Hay, West Koolenay District, nnd  commencing at a post marked B. W. Oddy, S.K.  corner: thence west 40 chains; lhep.ee north 40.  chains: thence cast 40 chains; thence south 40 '  chains. 11. s. ODDY,  July 27,1S97 (711] Per J. IlEitisicif McGr.rcoit.  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept    --  at Nelson.  CS0     CHARLES StUARBE, Agont  You Need It!;  HAND  BOOK  01.' run - ' 0   '-'  AMENDMENTS  TO TIIK  Mineral Act  Passed by thc Li^islnlive Assembly of iho  Province of Hritisli Columbia. May 5, 18H7.  Price 25. cents   -  For sale at Minor Oilier.  W. Starmer Smith  Decorative Artist  PAINTER,  Grainer,  Glazier,  Taper Hanger  AH kinds of House Repairing done. Only  flrst class workmen employed. Trade solicited.  ContrnclR given.  P. O. Box 137  679 NELSON, B. C.  KOOTENAY   LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing- $r.oo  per month or $10.00 per year' will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ofthe Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at iile annual  election of directois. - s-  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B.C. August 14th  1896.  (110)  f  Are you acquainted  with  Fred Goodwin?  -If not come and buy a quart of  1 Beer, 25 cents,  and get acquainted.      "   _,,  VICTORIA HOTEL  G. O. P-ichaijai)  413  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Stieet, Nel.on, P>. O.  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First' Clfias Bar in coiincelion.     Transient rates i-ensoc'iible.        (5S'J!)  A. C. EWART  AECHITBCT  Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6  G.B  Nelson, B. C.  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  . ProvinciaWT)  Land Surveyor.  649 ,  NELSON, B.  C.  Motd   Slocal}  Oldest und Most Keiiulile in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES :    $2.50 Per Day.  Hieai) q iiarte ps~ For "^^"~  Commercial ^Travelers  ant> fliMnino .flfoen. .  First=Class in all its Ap=  pointments.  Cor/A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  ..51)  HOLIDAY  GOODS  Flags*     -  [>  Cameras  Hammocks  ���������'  Sporting Goods-  Fishing  Tackle  Lunch Baskets  Everything at  -  Thomson Stationery  Co. Ltd  3C-                     _s'J'-l_SO>Cl-. C.  I WITHOUT  IHOOPS^ 1  W      That means a long SV  $F lasting Pail. \\jf  }/       Its  many   qualities V|/f  are unique. y^'  Theu price makes it <|  available to all. tfj  I thee. Oddy co's I  $ INDURATED FIBREWSHE ^  Ct'*  FAILS. TUBS, PAHS, DISHES, ETC. ck'g  smmmmmmmw  *_��������� L  - }*1j\  Mi  ! -1  . o jft j  .-* f TMt MiNfefe NELSON, BiC., SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, iS9r.  1  OH, WASTE NO TEARS!    .  Oh, waste no tours on pain or fate  Nor yet at sorrow's dlro demand.  Think not to drown rugrot with weight  Of weeping, a.s the sea the strand.  VTlirn wus death's victory loss elate  That grief o'crsobbed liis grasping hand!  Not for the flaws of life shall fall  The tear moat exquisite���������ah, no!  But for its fine perfections ull���������  I'or morning's joyous overflow,  V,it Minsul 'a fleeting festival ''  And whut midwinter moons maj show;  Kor wild roso breath of Keats' lino,  for Titian's'rivalrr of June,  For Chopin's tender notes that twine  Thu Ktiiso in one autumnal tune,  For Knuiclloschi's dome divine,  In wonder planned, with worship hewn,  Savii them for heroes, not thoir blood,  Bul for tho generous vow lt sealod,  Por babes when mothers Kay, "This bud  Will be tho blossom of the field,"  For women when to vengeance's flood  They hold for guilt a stainless shield.  And when two henris havo closer come,  Through doubts and mysteries aud fear*  Til! 111 ouo look's delirium  At lust the happy truth appears.  When words are weak and music dumb.  Then perfect love shall speak in tears.  ���������Robert Underwood Johnson in Century  INSPIRATION.  Ono of tlio many curses of our life out  hero is tlio want of ntmogpliero in the  Iiiiiuter'8 soiiso. Tliero aro no half tints  worth noticing. .Mon stand out nil crude  nntl raw, with nothin;; to tonetlicni down  mid nothing to seulo theni against. Thoy  do their work mid (>row to think tliat  there is nothing but their work and noth-  ing liko tlieir work, and that thoy are the  real pivots.on which tlio-administration  turns. Hore is un instance of this feeling:  A half casto clerk was ruling forms in a  jiuy olfico. He said to me, "Do you know  what would happen if I added or took  away one tiinglo lino on this sheet!'" Then,  with the uir of a conspirator: "It would  disorganize tho wholo of tho treasury payments throughout thc wholo of thc presidency circle.    Think of that!"  If men had not this dolusion as to the  ultra importance of thoir own particular  employments, I suppose that thoy would  sit down and kill themselves. But tboir  vroakness'ia wearisome, particularly whon  tho listener knows that lie himself commits exactly the samo sin.  Even tho secretariat believes that it docs  good when it asks an overdriven executive  olliccr to tako 11 census of wheat weevils  through n district of 5,000 square miles.  Thore wus a man once in the foreign office���������a man who. had grown middle aged  in the department and was commonly said  by Irreverent juniors to be able to repent  A itohison's" Treaties and Siumuds" backward in his sleep. What-he did with hit-  stored knowledge only tho secrotury knew,  and ho naturally would not publish thc  news abroad. This man's namo wus Wrcss-  loy, aud itwas tho shibboleth, in those  days, to say, "Wrcssley knows more about  the central Inrliiiu states thnn any living  man." If you did-not say this, you were  considered one of moan understanding.  And hero the curse of Anglo-Indian life  fell heavily. . When Wressley lifted up hie  voice and spoke about such and such a sue-  c-etsion to such and such a throne, tlie foreign oflice was silent, and heads of departments repeated tho last two or- three  words of Wresslcy's sentenuos and tacked c  "Yos.yes," on io them and know that they  were "assisting tbo empire to grapple with  serious politicul contiugoncies." Inmost  big undertakings ono or two men do tiie  work, while the rest sit near and talk till  the ripe decorations begin to fall.  Wrossley was tho working member of  the foreign ofllco firm, and to keep him  up to liis duties when he showed signs of  flagging, lio was mado much of by his superiors and told what a fino fellow lie was."  Ho did not requiro coaxing bocauso he  was of tough build, but what ho received  confirmed him in tlie belief tliat there was  no one quite so absolutely and imperatively Decenary to the stability of India as  Wressley of tho foreign ofllco. There might  " be other good men, but tho known, honored uud trusted mun among meii was Wressley of the foreign oflico.  Upon a day, between  oflice and office,  great   trouble   camo   to   Wressley���������over-  ���������wlielinort-hlm,-kno(;ked-liim-downund-left-  him gasping bs,though ho had been a lit-  1 "lie schoolboy. Without; reason, against  prudonco and at a moment's notice ho  fell in love with a frivolous, golden haired  girl who used to tear about Simla mall on  a high, rough waler, with a bluo velvet  jockey cap crammed over lior- eyes. Her  namo was Venncr���������Tillio Vennor���������and  , she was delightful. She took Wressley's  heattatahand gallop, and Wrossley found  tliut it was not good for man to live alone,  c\eu with half the foreign ofSco records in  his presses.  .Then Simliilaughod.for Wressloy In lovo  was slightly ridiculous. Ho did his bost to  interest the girl in himself���������tliat is to say,  his work���������and sho, after the manner of  women, did her best to appear interested  in what, hwhind his buck,.sho called "Mr.  Wrusrioy.'ii wjijhIis"���������for sho lisped vory  prettily. She did not understand ono little  thing about tliem, but sho acted as if she  did. Men have married on that sort of  Mi-i-cr before now. v  Provldouco, howover, had caro of Wress-.  ley. .IIo was immonsoly struck with Miss"  Vernier's intelligence. IIo would havo  beeu moro impressed had lio heard hor private and confidential accounts of his calls.  He held pecullur notions us to tlio wooing  of girls.' He said that the best work of a  mini's career should bo laid reverently at  tlieir feet. Buskin writes something like  this somewhere, I think, but in ordinary  life u few kisses are better and save time.  About a  month  after he  had  lost hia  heart to Miss Venner, aud had been doing  b'.s work  vilely, in   consequenco, the  first  idea of hi* ."Native RuloIn Central india"|  struck Wressley and   filled him with  joy:  It was. as he sketched it, a great thing���������  the work  of  his lifo���������a really comprehen-"  *i\e survey of a most fascinating EUbject���������  to bo written with all the special  and  laboriously acquired knowledge of Wressley  of tho foreign  office���������a gift fit for an empress.  - He told 'Miss Vennor that he was going  to take leave and hoped, on  his return, to.  bring her a present worthy of her acceptance. Would she wnlt? Certainly she would. .  Wressloy drew 3.700 rupees a month.   She"  would wait a year for that.   Her mamma  would holp her to wait.  So Wrossley took one year's leave and all  tho available documents���������about a truck-  load���������that he could lay hands on, and went i  down to central India with his notion hot j  in his head. He began his book'in the land j  he was writing of. Too much official cor- j  rospondence had made him a frigid work- I  man, and he must havo guessed that ho j  needed the white light of local color on j  his palette. This is a dangerous paint for j  amateurs to play with. j  Heavens, how that man worked 1 He  caught his rajahs, analyzed his rajahs and  traced thica up into the mists of time and  beyond, with their queens mad their concubines. He'iiatcd and cross- dated, pedigreed and triplo pedigreed, oonipared,'  noted, coni-.oted, wove, strung, sorted, selected, inferred;- calendared and' counter  calendared for son- hours a day. And because this suddon and new light of love  was upon liim he turned thoso dry bonea  of history and dirty records of misdeed8 into tilings to weop or to laugh over as he  pleased, liis heart and'soul were at the  end of his pen. and they got into the ink.  Ilu was dowerod with symputhy, insight,  humor and stylo for 230 duys aud nights,  und his book was a book. He hud his vast  special knowledge with him, so to spouk,  but tho spirit, tho woven in human touch,  thc poetry nnd the power of the output  were beyond all special knowledge. Hut I  doubt whether ho knew the gift that was  In hini then, and thus he may have lost  ������nmo happiness. He was toiling for Tillie  Vennor, not for himself. Men often do  their best work blind for some one else's  tuko.  Also���������though this lias nothing to do  with the stoiy���������in Indi������, where every one  knows every one else, you can watch men  .being driven _iy tho women who govern  chciu out uf tlio rank und fllo and sent to  take up poi.'its aluno. A good man ouce  started goes forward, but an average man,  so soon i!\-. lho woman loses interest in his  success as n tribute to her power, comes  back to tho buttulion and is no more heard  of.  Wressley bora Uio first copy of his book  to Simla, and, blushing and stammering,  presented it to Min* Venner. She read a  little of it. I jrive her revlow verbatim:  "Oh, your book? It's ull about thoso how-  wid wajuhs.    I didn't understand it"  ****������������������*  ���������Wressloy of the foreign oflice was broken,  ���������mashed���������I am not exaggerating���������by this  one frivolous little girl. All tliut he could  tt-.y feebly was; ''But���������but it's my magnum opus! The work of my life." MIm  Venner did not know whut magnum opus  meant, but sho knew that Captain Kw-  rington hud won three races at the last  Gymkhana. Wressley didn't press her to  wait for him liny longer. He had sense  enough for that.  Then camo tlie reaction after the year's  ���������train, and Wressley went back to the for-'  eign office and his "wajahs," a compiling,  gazottcering, report writing haok, who  would have been dear at 300 rupees a  month. He abided by Miss Venner's review, which proves that the inspiration  iu tho book was purely temporary and unconnected with himself. Nevertheless he  had no right to sink in a hill tarn Ave  pticking cases, brought up ut enormous expense from Bombay, of the best book of  Indian history ever written.  When he sold oft before retiring, some  years Inter, I was turning over his shelves  und oame acrofs the'only existing copy of  "Native Rule In Central India"���������the copy  tliut Miss Venner could not understand. I  read it sitting on his mule trunks as long  as tho li������lit lusted und offered him bis own  price for it. Ho looked over my shoulder  for a few pages and said to himself drearily:  "Now, how in tbo world did I come to  write such d cl good stuff ns that?'!  Then to nie:  "Tako it and keep it. Writo one of your  penny farthing yarns about its birth. Perhaps���������perhaps���������the wholo business way  have been ordained to tliat end."  Which, knowing wliiit Wressley of the  foreign oilice was onco, struck me as about  the. bitterest thing that I hud ever heard a  man say of his own work.��������� Kudynrd Kipling.  Now He Knows Better.  "Madam," said Boxly with unusual  warmth, "paiuful as is tho necessity of  withholding complete confidence from you,  I must be extremoly guarded in what I  toll you hereafter."  "I don't think, Boxly, that union should  huvo secrets from his wife. "  i"Its,!i beautiful theory. I always in-"  dorscd it. But sec the results of putting it  Into practice! Vou will recall \1 hat happened yesterday morning. 1 was up earlier  than usual nml somewhat out of patience.  I throw my things about, kicked the dog,  and I may have sworn."  "Indeed you did. And I was so usbained  when the girl"���������  "Blow tiie girl! You asked mo what  was the matter, and I told you, just as I  _hnd_al_ways_1.told_.you_everything I 6aid-  that I had ,to meet some confounded nuisance from out of the city, take him to  lunch nud show hini the town. You passed tho matter over lightly, und I left more  out of sorts than ever. You ought to have  condoled with mo. - In the afternoon you  met me with a stranger, talking, smoking,  taking in tho sights and having u delightful time. I introduced him, and what did  you do but congratulate me upon having  such a pleasant day, when I expected to be  bored by somo clodhopper just for the sake  of making business." '  . "You don't mean to tell mo, Boxly, that  tho h'andsomo and polished gentloman with  you was' ���������'  "Yos, it was. And while ho was too Veil  bred to show offense, he saw through the  wholo thing and shook mo just as 'soou as  he could decently do so. Horouftor I'ni an  oyster."���������Detroit h'roe Press.  A Xeglected Land.  It is related that un English lord once  said to his guests: "I have a mansion in  Wales which I have never seen, but whioh  lam told is vory fine. Every day dinner fo*  12 is set thero, aud the carriage is druwn  up to the door in cuse I should arrive."  This may illustrate the relation of Wales  to tho average Englishman, for, although  most all of the Welsh towns are merely u  ten hours' ride from London, there is perhaps no other country in the world lying*  so closo to the center of civilization of  which so little is known to thc outside  world. Bookstores msy load thoir shelves  with volumes on all subjects, but few  books will bo found nroong them on this  quaint, quiet and perhaps most picturesque.  of all countries. The fact is Wales lt not  much visited, is slightly spoken of and littlo rend about, not having produced a Walter Scott, and perhaps these circumstance*  havo done much to preserve the place in its.  typical stato and enable the people to cling  tdold timo suporstltions and to present to  a visitor a unique and refreshing flavor  wholly its own.���������Lippincott's.'  A FREE  TRIP TO  KLONDIKE  WITH A  GOOD PAIR  OF SHOES  Wouldn't be enjoyable without  proper foot-wear  Wc can (it you  Hlack or Tan. ,  Heavy  Good to wear and  Price right  or  light  THE NELSON SHOE CO. 2L1  0pp. Hudson Bay Co.  Street  5/6  THE WHITELAW TRADING CO..  Wholesale Dealers iii  Creamery   and   Dairy Butter,  Eggsr Flour  Oatmeal, Lard, Potatoes, Etc.  Brandon, Man., and ���������;.^ Nelson, B.O.  F. C. GAMBLE, J. 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IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  BOO GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET ���������*���������,-,<Vvr-7-  THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 14   1897  n  ~<s  Witt Jfthtcr.  Jtclsoit, Sicst flOOtCMB,  1897  -____. THIS* CALENDAR.  ������nt\s\x CTolumbut.  Z      7~ 1807 ll"  s  M  T  W  T  F  s  S  M  T  W  T   F  0  s  M  TV  t'f  r,  S  M  T  W  T  r  :<  Y.  X  X  X  1  2  a.  X  X  X  X  1  2  3  X  X  X  X  1  2  ���������D  X  X  X  X  X  1  3  4  5  6  7  8  g  4  5  G  7  8  9  10  3  *.  5  6  7  C  r,  IC  fc  3  4  S  6  7  8  10  11  12  ���������13  14  15  10  <  11  12  13  14  15  10  17  11  12  13  14  li  IC  li  0  10  11  r  13  14  15  17  10  10  20  21  22  23  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  18  19  20  21  22  23  c 1  17  18  If:  29  21  22  24  25  26  27  23  20  30  25  20  27  28  20  30  X  25  26  27  -0  20  ;o  31  2*  25  :o  27  23  29  31  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  1  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  ?.l  X  -/.  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No.  of  Par  Companies.  Shares  Value  Price.  NELSON.  Hall Mines   3oo,ooo  ������   1  ������1 12s  Exchequer   1,000,000  $   1 00  $0 10  KOSSLAND.  Alberta   1,000,000  1 00  0 17  Heaver   700,000  1 00  0 17  Hit; Three   3,ooo,ooo  1 00  0 00  Uutte   1,000,000  2,5oo,ooo  1 00  1 00  0 on  Brit. Caii.Goldflclds  0 10  B. C. Gold King....  1,000,000  1  00  0 10  (ioo.ooo  1 00  0 10  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Caledonia Con   soo.ooo  1 00  0 0.)  California   2,000,000  1 00  0 05-  c.&c   5oo,ooo  1 00  Celtic Queen   100,000  1 00  0 05  Centre Star   900,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  0 22  500,000  1 00  0 15  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Deer Park   1,000,000  1 00  0 m  1,000,000  1 00  0 01}  Delaware   1,500,000  1 00  -     0 12  Eastern Star   000,000  1 00  0 0!������J  Enterprise   1,000,000  1 00  0 20  Ki-ic   1.000,000  1 00  0 03  Evening Star   1,000,000  1 00  0   <JJ  Georgia   1,000.000  1 00  0 10  Gertrude   500,000  1 00  "0   8  Giant   2,ooo,ooo  1 00  0 15  Golden Drip   '  500,000  1 00  0 15  Golden Queen   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Great Western   1,000,000  1 00  0 20  Hattie Brown   1,000,000  1 00  0 11  Helen   Goo,ooo  1 00  0   7  High Ore   500,000  1 00  0   1  Homestake   1.000,000  1 00  0 01  Idaho   000,000  1 00  Imperial   1,000,000  1 00  0 071  Iron Horse   1,000,000  1 00  0 151  Iron Mask   000,000  1 00  030  IXL   1,000,000  1 00  121  Independent    1,000,000  1 00  0 00  Josie   700,000  1 00  0 25  Jumbo   000,000  1 00  0 50  Knight Templar���������  000,000  5 00  0   51  Kootcnay-London ..  1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Leltoit   000,000  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 l'J  Monte Cristo   1,000,000  1 00  121  Morning Star   1,000,000  1 00  0 051  Nest Egg   000,000  1 00  0 08  Northern Uelle   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Novelty   1,000,000  1 00  0   2  O. K   1,000,000  1 00  001  1'aloAlto   1,000.000  1  OU  0 (R)  l'hcenix   500,000  1 00  0 16  l'oorman   000,000  1 00  0 051  Ilcd Mountain-view  1,000,000  1 00  ' 0 10  11. IC. Lee   2,000,000  1 00  0 121  Ked Point   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Rochester   000,000  1 00  Kossland, lied Mt..  1,000,000  1 00  0 26  Kossland Star   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  Silveriue   500,000  1 00  . . 005  Sou'n Cross &W con  000,000  1 00  0 20  Sultana   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  Trail Mining Co....  2,000  loo 00  Union ���������.-   600,000  1  00  0 06  Virginia ..-..'   500,000  .   loo  0 11'  War Eaglet   000,000  1 00  AVest Le Koi   500.000  1  00  0 20  White Bear   2,000,000  1 00  0 16  Young British Am'n  1,000,000  1 ou  0 OUI  AiNswoivrn.  Dcllio   "00,000  1 00  0 11  Ellen   1,000,000  1 00  0   71  HOUN'DAKY.  Old Ironsides   1,000,000  1 00  0 001  CAMl'   MCKINNKY.  800,000  1 00  0 47  HEVKLSTOKK.  (������  Orphan Boy��������� ���������  700,000  1 00  0 08  ���������     SLOCAN.  Alamo   5oo,ooo  1 00  Cumberland   '  00,000  lo 00  Dardanelles   1,000,000  1 00  0 16  Grey Eagle   "00,000  1 00  Idler   1,000,000  1 00  0   0 15  Kootenay-Columbia  loo  loo 00  Minnesota.-   1,000,000  1 00  -Noble-Five Con.....  1.200,000  ��������� 1 .00  . _0-35._.  Rambler Con   1,000,000  I 00  0 42  Reco   1,000,000  1 00  1 75"  Slocan Star   1,000,000  5o  2 75  Sunshine   > 00,000  .r   lo 00  Wonderful .'.  1,000,000  1 00  0 051  Washington   1,000,000  1 00  0 27  KOUTlirORT.  Red Top   1,000,000  1 00  0 10  tDividcnds paid to-date are as follows: Lo  Hoi, S525.00.; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  8150,000; Idaho $152,000; .Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000: Rambler 810,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five havo also  paid dividends.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration - is named in transfers  tho nominal sum of 31 is to be understood.  Kelson.  August 7���������,  Grouse, Aram is, Sunday. Argonlium. Ottos,  Meadow Lark,   Portos,   Dartagunn-J  llalle-  ranillo to G Pullout, ?7'w.  Huckleberry���������XV J It McKernan. to John La-  Olive Beaton���������M MelCcan to J M Beaton, {���������.  August!)-- .  Mammoth���������J N Sutherland to J J Henagcr,  A; C M Carpenter, 1.  " Gambetta���������Steve Wilson to J.II Gray. }.  .August'10���������  Hig Chief���������J II Ginsberg to L F Murray, 1. -  Poorman���������L F Murray to J II Guisbcrg, i.  Outcast���������J T Wilkinson to A A Davidson.    ~  '    Outcast���������I L Ployart to J T Wilkinson.  August 11���������  Iron Horse���������John Conzett to D J Starwalt.  August 12���������  Maud S nnd Bon Ha-sen���������C II Wolf to Maud  S and Ben Hassen Mining Co.  New Denver.  - July 27-  Fraclion���������Chas S Rashdall to Geo Man, J.  Caldman and Summit No���������J G Milloy to J S  Douglas, J.  July 28���������  The Queen-Carter II Brindlc to W S Taylor.  The Albion���������Ernest M Brindlc to XV S Taylor.  Cliirand Cliff Extcnsion-E M Sar.dilands to  E A Digby, option.  The Charlestown and Narrow Gauge���������J II  Platts to J C Platts. ���������  -  Continental���������Ella Norquay to II G Twigg, 1,  $500.  July 29���������  Adirondack���������James Gilhooley to Albert Behue. 1-9.  Adirondack���������AVm R Hart to C M Gething,  1-9, S1000.  Adirondack���������C M Gething to James Gil-  hoolcv, 1-9.  Adirondack���������Herman Clever to Albert Bohne  ,1-9.  New Columbia���������J S Laurence to P Genelle,  1-12.  Noonday, Fourth of July and Gray Eagle���������  Wm p McClury to Byron JI White.  The Recardo���������Edward Stewart to Vancouver  Groupo Mining Co.  Carbonate���������John Brinen to Jas O'Brien, I.  Standard Fraction���������Godfrey Adams to ������ L  Wilson,}.   .  Mahoning���������John Brinen to James O'Brien, 1.  Aug 2���������  Continental���������Herbert T Twigg to Geo  XV  Hughes, 1.  Smcher���������Geo W Hughes to P J Finucano. i.  Queen City and Albion���������W S Taylor to Amos  Thompson, *.  London Fraction���������W J Gibbons  to W C  Whito, i,S250.  Soho-H H Pitts to Jas C Ryan, 1-6. 81000.  Far Away���������D It McLean to J C Ryan, 1,  $200. ���������  Lease of COO feet of Uic wash in ground sluice  for ISO days���������The Wonderful Group Mining  Co. to Edward Tunghc.  Aug 3���������  Tho Neglected���������David Matheson to S T Ow-  ings, $700.  Teller, J, Memphis, 1���������Jas Gilhooley to Albert  Bchne.  ItuftRlaml.  Aug 4���������  Crotty-J M Clark to F S Hobbs.  August 6��������� ���������  Bismarck No. 1���������Frank J Parker to Walla  Walla Mining. Milling and Smelting Co.  Oregon���������It O'Brien. Belle Flaherty. W H B  Anderson end J    Houghton   to   Alonzo *VV  Spooner.  August 7���������  Eva���������Jens Olsen to J E Kiniioy, 1-16.  Laurier, Grcenley and Big Dan���������John Green-  ley to Nettie Grcenley, 1.  August 0���������  Little Giant���������Frank Womack to H E Merkel.  Gold Queen, Big Jim���������Frank Womack to H  E Merkel.  Town���������Frank Womack to HE Merkel.  August 10���������  Old Dominion-O G Labaree to P Graves, S.  Kaslo.  Aug 7���������  Lady Jane���������A B Morris to J Harvey.  Climax-J L Retallack to G T Eves, 1.  Boston���������Same to same, 1. $10.  Glacier North���������M Lamont to D McLeod 1.  Aug 9���������  Laviiia. Iron Cap and Ruthic Bell��������� N McLeod to W .1 Trethcway, }, $525.  Silver Boll, Little Bell and Hub-L Martin to  Ncls Martin,  Stars and Stripes. Liberty.Mastodon, Liberty  Hill, Three Brothers, Sixteen to One, Cont ract.  Lime Clilf, Success, South Fork���������R Dent and  Briggs Bros, et al.   Agreement.  Mammoth aiid Standard-J T Wilkinson to  EFB Bourne.  Standard���������L B Peterson to J T Wilkinson.'  Mammoth���������J Muthison to J T Wilkinson.  Bryan-G T Eves to M J Mahoney, 1, $100.  Tariff���������A Polky, R Ashwootli, It Covington  to D XV Clarke, $2000.  . Tariil-D W Clarke to W Braden. $5000.  Park���������H C Foster to C S Allmcn and Wm  Richardson.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  Nrl*uii.  August G���������      -" ...    '  Clondykc���������W P Gum ip, Slide ck, 1 mi o n  tk Salmon riv.  Old Crow���������.1 Moran. Kokanee ck, adj Lowell.  Oakland���������T Council, hd Grohnian ck, adj  Nelson.  Glenview���������M L Livingston nnd J Kidibough,  1 mi s town Deer Park.    '��������� .   r   ���������   ������������������  August 7���������  Annie II���������R Hcddlc, bet liouldcr ck and e fk  of n fk Salmon riv.  1 X L���������A J Flanigan, on w s'of and 1 mi up  Sproule ck.  Humming Bird���������Same, bet 49 and Eagle cks.  N Y-Same, bet Sandy and Eagle cks, 10 ������0 ft  s of Kootenay riv.  Snow Shoe���������Same, same, 3000 ft s of Kootenay riv.  Mission Ridge���������J M Harris, at hd Cayuse ck,  8 mi n Deer Park.  Black Hawk���������T Chapin, saine. . .  August 9��������� ���������    " -"*"  Chcnoa���������E Coy, same.  Chcc Chaco-U K G O'Driscoll, n c side Toad  mt,-li.mi c.Silver King. ^..   ���������   .j.."  ; -^ .-. J.  Clara���������P A Paulson, i mi e Ewlo ck.  Fern���������T H Addie. on it mi ck, adj Chollar.  Clondyke���������G W McKay, on Copper ck, J mi  e n fk Salmon riv..,'  Goodbye���������J Campbell, ns Slide ck, adj-Star  Shine. ,  Arno-G XV McKay, 1 mi n Copper ck, adj  Big Bump,  Amo���������A W Munro, 3 mi n 6 mi ck, ex Fern-  wood.  Fern wood���������AN B Campbell, 6 ini-'w Kootenay lake.   ���������  Jura���������W M Cook*, s s nw fk 6 mi ck. 5 mi fm  Kootenay riv. - -  Milford���������W Macdonald, es Bald mtyadj Littlo Giant. - ��������� ������ ��������� '������������������.���������.-> ������������������  "Afternoon���������D McArthur, same ,' "��������� .  Edith���������II R Bellamy, on Hall ck, 2} mi fm  Silver King. ;    '       ;, . j    ,    -  August 10���������    ���������' .-.-.'���������'������������������_. "!  - Hungary Man No. 2���������D R Ailauis, w f k-Rnver  ck.-adj Hungary Man. - . _������������������ ;'.���������'  Sunday���������Same, Bald mt.'rc-Iocation Sunsot.  Jessie S���������C W-Beall, o b ���������Kono"mt,'*������dj Irish-  Queen. .    ���������  Lititia���������S U McCoy; D McQuadc. D McKay,  s* s Clearwater ck, adj Planet.  Lady Montgomery���������W- Hrown, II A- Orr, s fk  Clearwater ck, adj Lady Orr.  ICohinoor���������T. Bonnet, 3 ml up Porcupine ck,  adj Porcupine.  Noonday���������S D Howell, on Wolf ck, adj Midnight.  Midnight���������Wolf ck, 1) mi np Little Sheep ck.  Humming Bird���������A Nelson, on Silver Chief  mt. ss clear ck.  Greta fraction��������� H Uippin, 3 mi s Nelson, adj  Athabasca.  Mary Ann���������M II Gillian, Ben Hassen mt, ex  Derby.  Little Drummer Fraction-It. Rennic, Rover  ck, adj Drummer. ''  North Star���������J Caso, 2 mi s McCormick's landing. Lower Arrow lako.  ������������������.    ���������  Peno Alto���������J E Reed, on s s Slide ck, relocation Louis L.  - Toka���������Same, relocation Kutopia.  Ccllumboss���������Same, same," relocation Euro-  lia. >       '  Nas!ivillo-W D Dclany, G Davis, 1000 ft  c Cottonwood lake.        -  Widow���������R A. Williams, hrad Bear creek, adj  Spotted Horse.  Sierra���������II Green, Bear clt, adj Cubb. ,  August 11���������  Gray Mouse���������E Cole, adj Widow.  Klondyke���������R L Blewctt. Toad mt, adj Young  Bird.  AdaLouise���������F R C Bccr-n s Columbia riv,  adj Black Bird. 8 mi above ltobson.  Laniard���������S Baxter, hd Cayuse ck, 10 mi nw  Deer Park. '  Wexford-E J Stanley, n fk Wild Horse ck,  ���������] mi w Summit.  Commemera���������C  Robertson,   E  H  Stanley,  same.  August 12���������  Louisa M���������L J D Bird, 1 nii w Bird ck, ex  Edith A.  Lucky Dog���������J E Etinia, Salmon riv, 6 mi w  N & F S ry, adj Reco.  Klondyke���������H Daniels, 21 mi nc Salmo. IJ mi  n N & F S ry.  Strong Development Company.  Sir Adolphe P. Caron bas successfully  floated Lis big development compauy,  known as tbe North Star .iliniDg &  Development company. It is capitalized  for SI, 000,000 and will operate chiefly in  British Columbia. John Hardinan, of  Montreal, will be resident consulting  engineer.  LOW PASS DISCOVERED  WILL    PROBABLY   RESULT   IN  RAILWAY PROM PILOT BAY.  A Defile 800 Feet Lower Than Ihe Crawford Creek Pass to the East  Kootenay Dlxtrlel.  FroepcotoA in tbe Crawford Bay district bave recently discovered a low pass  in tbe mountains tbat divide East and  West Kootenay. .Tbe break iu tbe  range is at the bead of Canyon creek, a  tributary of Lansdowne creek. The  summit at tbat point is 500 feet lower  tban tbe Crawford creek pass. Tbe  grade to tbe pass from both sides is easy.  Tbe discovery was reported to  Eogiueer Perry, of. the C.P. R., and he  attaches much importance to it. There  is, however, little likelihood that the pass-  will be used by the Nelson & Lethbridge  railway. Although the Crawford Bay  route is much shorter tban the one tbat  has been selected, the railway, by following it, would not haye'tbe opportunity of  crossing Kootenay lake that is afforded  at the mouth of the Kootenay..  The nines on Crawford, Hooker and  Bedding creeks and tbe St. Mary's river  are proving, to be very valuable properties, and a company. composed of Coast  capitalists, who are considering the idea  of building a railway from Pilot Bay to  the St. Mary's district, will probably use,  tbe pass.- The Bradene. who have the  Pilot Bay smelter, bave been asked to  contribute toward tbe construction of  the tmd, but have not yet arrived at a  decision in tbe matter.  NELSON IN DARKNESS.  The llurntlng or n Flume Stops the Kleclrtc  'Light Plant,  The sudden extinguishing of all electric lights; nt 10.30 o'clock on Wednesday night, threw, tbe entire city of  Nelsouiuto total darkness, aiid kerosene  oil lamps tbat bad been long in disuse  weie quickly brought into .requisition!  At tbe power house it was ascertained  that the steel flume leadiug to the water  wheel wbicli furnishes tbe power bad  burst in ,several places. .-Tlie accident  wns caused by nn overflow of water at  tbe dam above tbe flume, which washed  away tbe earth supporting tbe flume,  leaving the entire, weight ot water, and  flume supported on the ends of tbe flume  only. Tbis irainense weight proved  greater than the construction of the  flume could stand and it suddenly gave  way, leaving great fractures in it, through  which the water poured.  Tbe excess of water flowing over tbe  dam. is supposed to bave been caused by  an employee at the smelter opening the  bead gates of tbe Hume above iu order  to furnish more water to the smelter.  This may be judged an act of carlessuess  as "the head gates are set to admit a certain1 amount of water only to tbe dam,  over and above which it will overflow.  Tbe electric light company will repair  tho flume at once, but the break is of  such a nature and so extensive that it  will be several days before-the plant will  be in operation again, and Nelson  restored .to_herja8-Ual_blaM^J_g!ory_.^_ls_l_  in progress at the. refinery for several'  weeks and much ground has Wen gone'  over in arriving at tbe point reached;  It .-was tbe first time refined gold  bas ever been produced iu tbe Dominion,  and it ia therefore not only an event in  local history,but in that of British Columbia and Canada, Mr. Heinze has' earned  the distinction of building the first refinery north of the 49th parallel. Thero  are only a few institutions of this kind in  tbe United States. Some new methods  in tbe process of extracting gold bave  been adopted in tbe refinery of the Trail  smelter and this accounts for tbe delay  iu obtaining actual results. It is believed now tbat every difficulty has been  overcome, and tbat tbe refinery will be a  great success. The crude ore ban now be  put through the entire process of smelting and refining in six or seven days.  In other words, refined gold, copper and  silver can be made available in that time.  THE OITY COUNCIL-  l������r. Lnltuu to lie Medical lleal-li ���������nicer of  A BOULEVARD.  The Qui'sllon of a Driveway to the Eattteru  buburlM Ik Belag Agitated.  A sobeme is on foot by which Nelson  may be provided with a driving and  cycling boulevard more than two miles  in length.  The idea is that Baker street shall be  graded nearly to the intersection of  Ceder street, where it will curve and connect with the road that runs through the  city nark, From tbat poiut it in proposed  to continue the thoroughfare through the  Hume addition to Lake View, where it  will-traverse the entire length ot Nelson  avenue tb the lake shore.    *  It is claimed that Mr. Robert Lemon  will guarantee $500 in private subscriptions toward the project, but there is  little reason, to suppose that the city  council will be financially able to do any  thing in tbe matter for a long time to  come. It is suggested that property  owners in the Hume addition and at  Lake View supply tbe balance of tbe  money neceesary for tbe construction of  the boulevard.  FATAL ACCIDENT AT DONALD.  LAST SATURDAY'S REGATTA-  The'Aquatic Events SlninicrtMl Down to  One Vace.  Owing to some misunderstanding  regarding tbe time at which the races by  the Nelson Boat Club on Saturday last  were "to take place, a large number of  spectators interested in ncquatic sports,  gathered, at the city wharf early in the  afternoon,'but by tbe time tbe first event  was-ready Uo start tbe greater number  had dispersed. Only one race took place  in tbe afternoon, tbe balance of the program being postponed till evening, at  which time the public did not attend, in  consequence of ,wbicb.tbe intended sports  were not given.'1' '  ������   ������   *"      '   ,.'.  .At 5.15 p.m. tbe crews of the four-  oared- boats.; were ready for the start.  Tbe crews were as follows: First���������Chas.  Donbgb, bnw; H. W. Kent, 2; F. Smith,  3, aud ,H. V. Perks, stroke; F. Blaney,  coxswain. Second���������F. Povnb, bow; G.  Hale, 2; J. Chambers, 3; 11. Day, stroke,  and C. Goepel, coxswain.  . Tbe race was rowed over- an odd distance course, and no time was taken.. At  the start the crews pulled a 38 stroke,  coming down at hard work to 31. Tbe  boats held well together for the first 200  yards, when, owing. to bad steering,  Perk's crew lost half a boat's length. At  tbis time the losing crew was taking the  wash of Day's boat and continued to lose,  coming in at tbe finish one boat's length  astern of thc winner.  The race was won by Day's crew, amid  much cheering from tLe shore. No  prizes -were offered, the race being rowed  merely for practice and sport.  GOLD INGOTS.  Ihe  Trail  Smelter-Tarns Out   a  330 Oz.  .   Uolil Brick.  ll  The British Columbia Smelting and  RefiniDg company turned out its first  gold ingot last Wednesday. A gold brick  weighing 250 ounces or a little over 20  pounds, was turned out. It bears the  initials B. C. S. & K. Co., which stands  for British Columbia Smelting and Refining company.   Experiments bave been  VardniaHter Smith  Caught   In 'an  Open  .   Frog and Cnl to Piece*.  The railway yard at Donald was the  scebe nf an horrible accident on Monday  last. Some repairs had been going on in  the yard and a frog had been left at tbat  portiou of the track unblocked. Yard-  master Smith wns engaged in coupling  at this point, when bis foot won caught  in the open frog. The advancing car  struck him down and threw him across  the metals, cutting off one leg. Smith  struggled to .throw himself between tbe  rails, but without'avail, and the wheels  took off the second leg, and immediately  afterwards one band, with which he had  clutched the rail to steady himself. As  be sank dowo.be waa again struck by tbe  relentless wheels aud disembowelled,  dying almost instantly. Mr. Smith was  from Toronto and tbe remains were sent  there to his family for burial. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict of death  due to negligence, of the C. P. R. in not  blocking their frogs.  Conntrnellon Frogrvnitlnc.  Ti ack-layiug is now being done on the  Nelson & Lethbridge railway, and tbe  rails are laid for a distance of nearly a  mile besides, the sidings and other track  near the Lethbridge junction. The first  of tii-"timber-fof^-jridgeFaFd "culverts  arrived at Lethbridge last week, and a  gang of men were put to work putting  in the culverts last Monday afternoon.  It will only be a short time now before  the road will be built to Ross', where the  heavy work will be which will take some  three months to complete, Mr. Stewart  who has several gangs to work in that  locality, is making good progress and a  busy scene may be witnessed any day by  a drive along the proposed line in that  section, as some 140 men are engaged  along the bill from Rosa' bottom to  McNabb's ranche.  He llan Left tin.  Chief. Commissioner Martin has "gone  from our gaze like a beautiful dream,"  nud is now floating about somewhere in  Yale district. During the latter part of  Mr. Martin's stay in Kootenay, he wns  constantly under the watchful eye of  Acting Gold Commissioner Goepel. It  is not known whether Mr. Goepel received  instructions from Victoria-, to stand  between the 'chief commissioner and  representatives of the local press; but if  such was the case, he carried out bis  instructions faithfully and piloted bis  chief safely through the district.  Municipal Expense*. '  Mayor. Houston estimates that tbe  expenses of the city for the period commencing April 25, 1807, to January 1,  1808, will be as follows:  Waterworks..:' $30 000  Streets and sidewalks -. j .-. .-���������> 7 000  Buildings and Fire Dept     5 000  Salaries... '.     5 000  Miscellaneous     1 500  Sewerage -."...".     7 000  Interest on sinking fund     2.000  Total,   ������57 700  . -Klondyke Kcgulnllonii.  The size ot claims in Klondyke lias  beeu reduced to 100 feet and the government is supposed to be weakening .on  tbe royalty question. Major Walsh, a  well known ex-officer of Mounted Police,  bas been appointed chief executor.for the  government in Yukon, and Judge Maguire, of Prince Albert, bas been made  Judge of tbe Supreme Court up there.  I. ' ���������   The City.  ! At tlie regular meeting of the city council last Monday, sill members were  preseut except Alderman Fletcher.  The report of the finance committee  was adopted.,  .A communication re the Stanley street  sidewalk was placed on file.  Chief of Police Wolverton was  appointed health officer.  A large number ot accounts were  presented, aDd it was ordeied tbat orders  therefor, signed by tbe mayor and city  clerk, be drawn on the city treasurer, aud  that cheques for the several amounts be  issued, signed by the city treasurer and  mayor.  It was resolved that tbe vote ou tbe  third reading of public works loan bylaw  No. 1,1897, be reconsidered.J  The bylaw was finally passed and  adopted. ,  A bylaw relating to the mayor's salary  was introduced by Alderman Teetzel. It  specifies that Nelson's chief magistrate  shall receive $2,000 a year. Tbe bylaw  was read a first and second time and the  council went into committee of the whole,  and tbe bylaw was reported complete  with- amendments and carried.  Alderman Dow gave notice that he  would, at the next meeting of the council, move that tbe third meeting of tbe  bylaw be reconsidered.  Alderman Dow gave notice that he  would, at tbe next regular meeting of the  council, introduce bylaws governing the  sale of bread, milk and food within the  city limits.  There was nothing done at tbe meeting  Tuesday, and the council adjourned  until Wednesday, at 2 o'clock.  At the adjourned meeting, the salary  bylaw was1 reconsidered and finally  adopted. ;  Dr. LaBau was appoiuted city medical  health officer.  An a'leywny in the rear of the Presbyterian church was ordered to be opened.  W. P. SLOAN,  ���������____CI__Sri_N"C3-    .A.O-E'-N'T  Goat River, Duck Creek, Sutter District and  Summit Creek properties a specialt}-. Property on line of Crow's Nest Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  Correspondence ��������� Solicited.  KOOTENAV.   RIV1R. ������. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT.  HILL, IDAHO.  473-5-12-6  F, Ll, OSLER and J. VY. CARW1N  Mining and  Real Estate Agents.  NELSON      -     Cfti     -      IB-O-  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1N&UBAXCE and  COMMISSION AVENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON, B. C.  *14  Mining ConipanleM.  In the meantime the occupation of tLe  compauy promoter has largely' dwiudled  into thin air and his absence from tlie  mining camps is certainly uot regretted.  We do not mean by this tha. we are entirely rid of these human sharks, but  their day is past and their power as a body  will never be felt again. What is to become of hundreds of the mining companies registered on the books of tbe Province which so far have nothing to show  to justify their existence is more than we  con say. We fear a day of reckoning is  not tar off. Our only hope is that tbe  guilty will not be allowed to go free and  the innocent suffer.���������B. C. Miuing Record.  G. D. CURTIS  625    OVKlt THOMSOSV ItOOK STOKE.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Okkick:  NELSON   AND   KOSSLAND, B. C.  ita  Mlisic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano,  Violin or Organ.  Apply nt TlioniHOU  Stationery I'o'h ' Store,  Nelson. 127 ' -  Do you want Type? lio you want Ink?  Do you want to trade I'ressco?  " -    Do you want to trade I'uper Colter*?  Do you want anything in the Printing Mnchin  cry line?   If so write to      -   -  TORONTO TYPE FOUNDRY CO.  G69 5'0 Carduv.i St.. Vancouver, U.C.  Tbe Present Water Supply.  The waters of two additional creeks  have been ad led to the present supply  and an almost unlimited amount of  water will now be. held in reserve at tbe  old reservoir.. Oi.e of tbe creeks mentioned bas up to date emptied inlo  Cottonwood creek aud its water alone is  said to be greater, in volume than the  previous -source of supply. It bas been  connected with tbe old system at the  head of Stanley street.   -  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv civen, that in accordar.ee  with scr.lion 3 of ihe .sanitary regulations of-  1896, a resolution has licen passed by the Provincial Hoard of Health declaring llie Hanitury  regulations of lEIIti to be in force'in the cily of  NelRon, J.. C. G ICO. II   DUNCAN,  721       Secretary Provincial JJo.-ird of Health.  NOTICE.  In the mailer of tho Act respecting: AssiKii-  nients for the benefit of Creditors U.C.S. 18!W,  Chapter 12 and amending Acls. and in tho  matter of the estate of C. S. Thompson, of  Ymir. B.C.. an Insolvent.  Sealed tenders will he received hy the undersigned at the ollico of Kd ward A. Crease, Solicitor, lfaker street. Nelson, 15.C, up to 3 o'clock  p.m., Thursday tho lfttli day of AiiRust, 18i)7,  for the general stock in trade of thc abovo  Insolvent nnd also for the book debts of tho  Slid Insolvent. Tenders for tho stock and  book debts to be separate. Information as Io  either may in the meantime be hnd at thc  ollico of Kdwnrd A. Crease or from thc undersigned ut Ymir, U.C No tender necessarily -  accepted if deemed by tho Creditors ofsaiil  Insolvent to be inadequate.  S. W. REYNOLDS,  (725) - Trustee.  Recorded as Nelson Oity, being Subdivisions of Lot 58 A.  THE.CHOICEST Or  RESIDENCE  PROPERTY  Lake View adjoins thc City, of Nelson and has superb  water frontage, affording an  uninterrupted view of Kootenay<���������  Lake. s.r ������  Lake View is a typical townsite, thc land being almost  level, there is little or no grading to be done.  Lake View has.good natural drainage.  Lake View has ample water supply.  =   Lake-View Lots are  now offered for sale at reasonable  prices and on easy terms.  The Land Company" is now clearing, streets, laying sidewalks and generally improving their property, and offer special  inducements to purchasers intending to build at once.  Title Guaranteed.       ���������      ���������'.  For prices oflots 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.  72-3"  ^     A.;     ���������- Nklsox," B. C.  .   ".     ,    .-     JOSHUA DAVIES,  General Agent.  Armstrong & Morrison  MANDFACTOREflS OF  RIVETED STEEL  PIPE ALL sszes  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  <# Complete Water Works Qntfit       ���������������������������  (9 ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  f    715J^;tilY nrVANCOUVER,B.C.  T3>\  iM  Fiji  m  .m  #]  ''Mi  !>1  iff  ll  iii 6  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UP TODATJB.  OBE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 17,3!Ji)l  Slocan via Nakusp  k>!������  Kogsland via Northport '���������>,'<>* r  ltosslaml via Nelson      a"  Tons .*  30,806}  Total Value: .,-.-������-<���������-n  Through Nelson Custom House.$ 1,. Ji,2i6..>0  Ito.clsloke (Nanus;))...      ljJ.8Jb.U������  2,170,113.15  Average value per ton, ������70.111  I'ftOMJCKOF SirKfiTKltS.  (Shinned)  TONS  Nolson (Hall Mines) Matte 10{8]  Trail Smelter Matte    ���������������  1755  Total value, $2,362. UJ5.11  ���������'     "   nf ore and matte exported, $l,o32,0(8.(<l  1"HE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUG. 14, 1897.  ORB  SHIPMENTS.  Iteturn* Siuce La������t Week.  VIA   KASLO.  Kuth to Everett  210  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col  it*  Black Diamond to      "           32  Washington to Omaha  ������  Kuth to Pueblo. Col  -���������  Noble Five           "  }������  Whitewater to Everett..'.  !������������������������  Slocnn Star to Omaha ....:���������  120  Wonderful to K. Helena _j������^  ��������� . 837  Total value. $.58,402 50  Average value )>er ton, $09,776   .  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]      fiO  Hall Mines (Matte)      783  "l38,  Total Value $82,129.03  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Aug.���������   7  Sn.VKn...56i;-..  (Bar)  Lead. .. .3.G0..  NEW YORK.  9       10 11  ...oa"] 55|l 55}  ...3.60... 3.60 3.G0  Hume Addition is destined to be the popular residential part of  Nelson,  owing to  *** ���������  -.      -  its beautiful and healthful location,  as  well as being easily  reached without.the  necessity of climbing the hill.    Two-thirds  pf the population,   at  least,"is situated  about on  a level  with Baker  and  Vernon  ;  streets.    In almost every instance the lots  sold  up to  date have been purchased by bona  fide   residents,   who are building or will  build houses   for  themselves.    For the home-  seeker who wants, a beautiful,  healthy  location  for a home,, Hume  Addition, offers  every  advantage.  Lots   can  now be had  at   the original low  price put upon them three  or  four  years r  .  ago,  when Nelson was but a hamlet.     Property   in this  addition will  certainly  advance at least  50 per  cent,   in the near  future.  Intending purchasers  will  do  well to buy  now. ANDREW JENSEN,  Agent,  703 Baker Street.  A CARD.  WE HAVE'JU8T* RECEIVED...  A CarloadofNails * A Carload of General Hardware  A Carload of Blacksmiths' Coal *A Carload of-Sugar  And a Carload of Mixed Groceries  And are prepared to quote prices on any of the above goods, wholesale or>ctail  Our reputation in Kootenay is a sufficient guarantee as to the quality of our  Coot's, and our prices are reasonable  SOLE" AQ-Eiq-TS   FOR  Giant Powder Co. Gurney Stove & Kange Oo.  Miners' Supplies a Specialty;  619  Earn Lai Tea  JNO. A. TURNER * CO.  Zhe dominion 3BuiI6tnQ  & %onn Ess'n  TORONTO, ONTARIO  SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL OVER $3,000,000  MONEY TO LOAN  Gn Easy Monthly Payments Regulated  to Suit the Borrower.  SPECIAL   FEATURES  No Shares to be subscribed for  No Fines. ������  No Forfeitures.  No. of Payments guaranteed  It is now eight years since we commenced the manufacture of Aerated  Water in this Province during   which  ** time we have turned out many thousand dozen of Soda Water and Ginger  Ale as well as various other beverages.  We have reason to think that our  patrons are pleased with our waters as  they invariably.order more. To enable us to work our Kootenay trade to  advantage we .have' established our-,  selves in the most central point���������Nelson���������cind having invested considerable  money in our business here we hope  to share- in tlie prosperity of what  .will doubtless become one of the best  cities in the Province. Our business  c on Vernon street is now running to  our satisfaction and we are in a position to supply, in Nelson, Soda Water,  Super-Carbonated Soda Water and  Ginger Ale which will bear comparison with Lany in Canada. Travellers  around, the world praise the soda water  whicli they have served to them at  the Hotel Vancouver to which hotel  we have been sole purveyors for many  ~yearsr^We^fe'ifow opeirioF biTsiiiess  and solicit an order, from old friends  and new. '  anil Mil Co., II  Steamers "International"' and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake  and River.  Time Card in effect July 12th, 1897] . Subject  to change without notice. . -  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. & F. S. R. K. to and from  Northport, Kossland and  ��������� Spokane. ������������������  - '���������  Ticket sold and baggage checked tp IT. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points, daily  except Sundays, 5:45 a. m. Arrive Northport  12:15 p.m.; Hossland 3:10 p.in.; Spokane 6 U. m;  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:30 p. in. Leaving Spokane 8  a. in; Rossland 10:30 a. in.; Northport 1:50 p. ni.  New Service on Kootenay Lake.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tues., Wed..  Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:30 a. m. Arrive .Kaslo 12:30  p. m. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon.,  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., .5:00 p. in.' Arrive  Nelson 9.00 p. ni.    . '.������������������'���������  Bonner'.s Ferry and Kootenay River Service.'  'Leave Kaslo. Saturday  9:30 p. ni!  Arrive Boundary. Sunday  8:00 a. m.  Arrive Bonner's Ferry,-Sunday..... .-10:30 a. ni.  Leave Bonner's Ferry, Sunday ���������1:00 p. m.  Arrive Boundary, Sunday, ...5:00 p. ni.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday......... V....;..10:00 p. m.  Close connection at Bonner's Ferry with  trains Kast bound, leaving Spokane'- 7:40 a. ni.  and Westbound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. ni.  ���������The Alberta awaits' the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Kaslo, B. C, 12th July, 1897.  31 GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'l Mgr..'  0. D. J. CHRISTIE, Agent  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON,  B. O  712  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given) that no visitors will be admitted at the mine or  smelting works of the Company without permission in'.writing.  727 '       /The Hall Mixes, Ld.  NOTICE.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  From Montreal.  Parisian���������Allan Line July 24  Carthaginian���������Allan Line  July 31  Labrador���������Dominion Line -.. ..July 31'  Scotsman���������Dominion Line July 17  Lake Winnipeg���������Boa ver Line :...July21  Ontario-rUcaver Liue July 28  From New' York.  Teutonic���������White Star Line July 14  Brittianic���������White Star Line July 28  Paris���������American - Line  July 28  St.:P.iul���������American,Line... :-.���������...- Aug.. i  .Campania���������Cunard Line July 17  Aurania'��������� Cunard Line.'.'.         July 23  Mongolian���������Allan State Line July, 23  State of Nebraska���������Allan StateXine Aug. 6  Fricsland���������Red Star Lino...: '.:... .'Aug. t  Kensington���������Red Star Line' Aug. 11  Cabin; $45,950, $tiO, f 70, f 80 and upwards.  Intermediate,' $30 and upwards. -   '  Steerage. $23.50 and upwards.  Passengers;ticketed through to all points in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to till parts of the .European continent;  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.  Apply .to. GEO.  S. BEER,''<:C.Pitt Ticket  Agent-Nelson, or to,     WILLIA-M-SHTT, -  (554)   Goneral Agent, C.P.R. OJBcep, Winnipeg.  Up-to-Date-Goods  In Latest Novelties of  SILVERWARE,  \ -  All Goods Carefully Selected by  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler* Nelson, B. CJ  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY]  TIME   CARO.  Subject to change without notice.  TRAINS  law   OX   l-ACIKIC STANDARD   TIME.  Going West. Daily Going East.  Loavo 8.00 a. m. Kaslo . Arrivo 3.50 p.m.  8.30 a. m. South Fork " 3.15 p.m.  9.36 a.m.   Sproule's ������������������      2.15 p.m. I  9.51 a, ni.   Whitewater     "      2.00 p.m. J  10.03 a. m.   Bear Lake        "      1.48 p.m.1  ,.   1AI������a-ln-   McGuigan "     1.33 pm.  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction    "      1.12 p.m.  lO.oOa. m.   Sandon Leave  1.00 p.m J  Are.  CODY LINE.  Leave'11.00 a. m. Sandon       Arrive 11.45 a nr  Arrive 11.20 a. in. Cody Leave 11.25 a. m.J  For  rates and  information   ppply at thel  Company's ofllces. - - '  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. V. COPELAND.  2641 G. K & p. a, Superintendent.  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED OJf BV*   .^.T - - ,',  fr M. QHABOUBN  Twenty years' ezperienco in mining.  Thorough  knowledge of mines' of' British  Columbia,   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B.C.  Joseph A- Sag Wan)  IS. IIKREI1Y given that sixty days after  dato 1 intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission I o  purcliOHe the following described .property:���������  Commencing at a post planted alongside the N.  K. stake of the Columbia mid Kootenay Railway Co's. grant, situate on the^ West Arm of  Kootcnaj- Lake opposite Balfour and called L.  J. Tolmio's N.W.- corner post thence running  south 80 chains'*along the eastern boundary  line of thc said railway company's grant thence  east 80 chains, thence north and west along  the shore of Kootenay lake to thc point of commencement and containing 010 acres more or  loss. L. J. TOLMIE.  . Dated June llth, 1897.  " (055)  CALIFORNIA MINERAL CLAIM.  --^^���������rUl-Jdnds���������of -Rough���������and-Dressed-Lumber,  Lath, Shingles; Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  "������������������^PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.  WRITE FOR PRICES.  PILOT BAY, B.C.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC RY.I  THE FAST LINE  ���������    SUPERIOR SERVI0EI  THROUGH    TICKETS  TO  all points in the  United States and Canada]  Direct Connection with the Spp  kane Falls and Northern Ry.  '. SPOKANE TRAINS ''  depart,  No. 1 West,.  No. 2 East,..  .. .8:25 p. id. j  ...7:00a. in.  .aLlsrrj soo _eva.ci:fio li-Ste.  The most direct route to  AU Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  w  XXA-I-LTT  SERVICE  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your destination without change.   . ���������> -  THE ONLY LINE  Operating Tourist  Cars to. Toronto, Montreal  o and Boston without change.      Also ��������� Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  A. H. HOLDIOH  Has now opened his new *  ASSAY OFFICE  OORNER OF HALL AND  BAKER STS.  And is prepared to execute all Work entrusted  to.him with promptness and accuracy  701  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for the  South daily except Mondays. Call on nearest agent, and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets and full particulars as to ratee, time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. R.  agent or to GEO. S. BEER, Ticket Agent, Nelson. >  h. m. McGregor, .- e. j. coyle,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Nelson. . ,   Dist. Puna. Agt. Vancouver  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  For information,  time cards, maps j  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or ���������  '        ���������    F.D. GIBBS,  ' General Agent.  STOKANK, WASH.  -OR���������  A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Gcnl. Pass. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Portland, Oregon.  <2T "Write for new map of the Kootenay country. 531  Situate i.v the Nelson AIinino Division- of  avkst ' kootenaay ' distkict. " where  Located���������Os- the Nohtii Slope of Toad  . "mous'j'ain, adjoining the exchequer  Mineral Claim. . .- -"  TAKE NOTICE thatl, J. M.McGrcgor, acting  as agent for P. Cherbo, Free Miners Certificate No. 78130, intend',' sixty days from the  day hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a'Crown grant of the above  claim. ���������  -And further take notice ,that action, under  . section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. _vL MCGREGOR.  Dated this 20th day of July, 1807 709  NOTICE.  -^TOTICE is hereby given that two month?  _13l after date wc intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase thc following described property situate in West Kootenay District namely  commencing at a post planted at high water  mark on thc east shore of Kootenay Lakeabout  3j miles north of Pilot Bay on xaid east shore  and marked "John Lynch, XV. T. McDonald  and George W. Orchard's. X. -*\V. Corner"  thence 10 chains cast, thence 40 chains touth,  ihence west to the high water mark of said  Kootenay Lake, thence along said high water  mark to the place of beginning, containing 1C0  acres more or less.  JOHN LYNCH.  xv. t. Mcdonald.  GEORGE XV. ORCHARD.  Dated at Nelson, JU. C, this 29th day of June,  l&n. o (G80)  R. RIESTERER &  |= Are now ready to deliver Ice to the business ^  E= part of town at a reasonable rate. A complete =5_  ^ new plant of* six tons daily capacity...-��������� "   :   ��������� -__f  ^ LATIMEH STEEET  706-  TELEPHONE 24  ^iiiiUiUiiiuiiiili^iuiiiUiiaUiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUUiiUiiiUiiUiiiiU^  C. E, MALLETM  W. H. BEABDSLEI  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  Three IiorlalPoints  FIRST���������Go *ia St. Paul because the  lines to that point will .afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that the coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  because that line. makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its Bervice is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For.information, call on your  neighbor ahd friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address      .    .  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  Coeur'd Alene nrinesj Palouse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla, Baker City. Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  and Denver. Steamer tickets tb Europe and other foreign countries.  SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN  JEOHORTES'L-  T_UNSCO-.TINE-.TAL    ROETE.  It. I������ (he Most Modern In Equipment.  It tit the Heaviest Kallcd line.  It has a Vock-llnUant Boailbcil.  ircroMCs Ko Sand De������������������rts.  It i* the Only line Kunnlng  luxurious 1  Club Boom Car*.  It It Noted for the Courtesy of Its Employes. I  It Is the Only line Serving Meals on tbei]  a lu Carte Plan.  THROUGH    THE.  GRANDEST    /-SQENERYl  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours -during Season ofi  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth inl  connection mth Magnificent PassengerJ  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  Leave  :15 p. m.  Daily <  7:15 a. m.  Daily  Jas. C. Pond, ������������������  Gen. Pas. Agt, =  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  or Geo. S. Batty,  General Agent,  .216 Stark St..  (570).   _- Portland, Or.  O. E. MALLETTE & CO.  ���������Wholesale aid Betail Dealers in  Hay, Gram,Feed&f Produce  ;   Rough and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  ���������    NELSON, B. C,  fi    PASSENGER    g  V TRAINS V  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  OX THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Sl'OKANK TIME SCItKDULIS  Fast Mail���������Walla Walla  Portland, San Francisco  linker City and the east.  Local Mail���������Coeur-d*  Alenes, Farminpton, Garfield, Colfax.Pullman and  Moscow.  AmtiVE  7:15 a. m.  Daily  6:15 p. m.  Daily  For through tickets and further information  apply at O. R & N. Co.'s office,  130 Riverside avenue,  1 3u Kast Columbia avc  Spokane, Wash.      I       Rossland, B. C.  1. Campbell, I      H. M. Adams,  General Ajccnt.       I Trav. F. and P. Agent'  .   W. H. Hurlburt, General Pass.'Agent.  GCi Portland, Oregon.  "  Premises lately Occupied hy-  A. McDonald _fe Co. (707)  Run made in one hour.  No. 6 leaves Rossland at 7 a. m.   Connects in  the morning with steamer at Trail.  No. 3 leaves Trail at 8:15 a. m.. Connects at  Rossland with Red Montain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. m.   Conneets  with C. P. K. main line steamers for the  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30.p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main line steamers from tho north  at Trail  No. 4 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. m.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m.   Connects .with  steamer'Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTELIUS,  Trail B.' C. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE  ^_TO���������  FORT STEELME���������.  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1807,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, B. C  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. m. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays and Fridays  fcoth to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  i a.m.on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so as to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  This route is the most direct for the Fort  Steele Mining. Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with' the Upper Kootenay River steamers.  ��������� First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations.'- 637  For maps, tickets and complete infoimationl  call on or address Agents, K. & S." Ry., C. &'K."  8. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. Ry., or  C. G. WIXOX, General Agent,  Spokane, Wasli^  V. I. WII1T.YEY, C. 1>. A T. A., ,  351 St. Paul, Minn.  Spokane Fails &  Northern R'y.]  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without changd  of cars between Nelson and Eossland ancf  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.10 a.m. NELSOU Arrive 5-15 p.i  "   11:00 "  EOSSL'D'."    3:40   "  8.00 a.m. SPOKANE  6.40 p.i  Passengers for Kettle River and Bound  sry Creek, connect at Marcus withStagj  Daily.


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