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 :��yy.  s'zi  Has  Mines that are  Paying Dividends and Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  Has  Three  Smelters   in   Successful  Operation,  and  Enough   Ore   in Sight  to   Run  Several   More.  FII<TH  YEAR.-i\T0.  NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY   G,  L897.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  ALONG THE NORTH FORK.  The Dicker'i'oi- the Le Roi.  lb was definitely learned ou Monday  that tlie parties negotiating for the'purchase of the Le Roi mine, represent a London syndicate tlii.it is desirous of getting  a foothold in the Trail Creek district. By  a  vote  of   the stockholders   at  the  last  meeting it was decided that any proposition to soil that is reported favorably by  colonel W. TV. D. Turner, judge Turner,  and colonel Peyton, will be accepted. Ic  is under:stood tluit colonel Peyton is willing to sell, but that colonel Turner is not.  However, colonel Turner stands in the  position where, if the other two are willing to sell, he will join them in making a  favorable report. None .of the three, it is  understood, will consider any proposition  under $1,000,000, as the mine i.s beginning  to produce so that dividends at regular  intervals are practically assured, and  where it is it. good investment for even the  sum of $1,000,000.  Satisfactory Condition at the Ibex.  ,   The first shipment of ore from tlie upper  workings of the Ibex mine gave smelter  returns of 78 ounces silver and 71 per cent  lead, a total value of $N5.71, and after deducting freight aud treatment charges,  netted the Ibex Mining company $01.'JO  per tou. Work on the Ibex is being  pushed vigorously. The main working  tunnel is being driven in on a cross vein,  and it is estimated it will catch the main  vein at 1<S0 feet. This tunnel is now in 130  feet, and as tlie company i.s working three  Sketch of the Development that is Goinfj on  In a Promising Section.  \i. S, Mabee, the pioneer storekeeper in  tho'Sahnon river section, writes to Tun  Ti.ii.r.\*i'_ respecting tho development going, on in his section of the district. It  will be noted that upwards of 100 men are  actually engaged iu ��� developing these  prospects. These men will continue work  all winter, and with the advent of spring  the number will be more than trebled.  This district is tributary to Nelson, and  the outlook' for its future is peculiarly  bright.  On what is known locally sis Ben ILassin  mouutitin,- on the east side of the North  Fork, about six miles from where the N.  it F. S. nut way crosses the stream, the  l'ollowing prospects are being developed:  The Mersey, located live miles from the  railway, developed by a 1:1 foot tunnel  and a 10 foot shaft. Two miners are putting in the winter p'A the claim. The  Alpine, a sqnth exteii-Jon of the Mersey,  opened by a 12 foot cut, upon which two  men are working; thellexehedroii, northeast of the Mersey, developed by a -10 foot  shaft, upon which three men are working:  the Violet, an adjoining claim to the  Mersey, upon which four men are working, the development consisting of a. nuin-  w> bor of prospect holes of from 0 to 20 feet;  the lien llassin, north ol' the Mersey  group, the principal location on the mountain, developed by a .'.0 foot shaft and a  12 foot crosscut.  The Arlington i.s located upon what is  known as (..old Hill, about three miles;  I'roin the railway. It is developed by  eight prospect shafts, ranging front MO  feet to (3 feet. A foTce of men -was worked  upon the property up till December. The  Canadian King, an adjoining location to  the Arlington, is developed by a HO foot  shaft. The Jasper group is upon lhe same  mountain and about the same distance  from the railway. It has a ."50 foot tunnel  with some cross-cutting: Four men are  working upon it.  On Donaldson mountain, the Robert .1.  is opened by a (iO foot crosscut tunnel, and  six men have been working upon it since  September last. Adjoining the Hubert J.  on the sou;Invest is tho Arnold, which  has been opened by a 35 fontshafl. Smith  I of the Arnold lies the Maud S.. developed  by a 20 foot shaft and several prospect  holes. West of the Arnold is tiie Spokane  Belle, upon which live men are working  steadily: The property hits-been- opened  by ii 50 foot shaft ami a 30 foot crosscut.  On the same mountain three men are  working on lhe \V. .J. Bryan. There are  two shafts started on this claim, one being down 20 feet and the other hi feet:  On Craig mountain is located the Victoria and Alberta group1. This property  is developed by an 85 foot crosscut tunnel,  a 25 foot shaft, and a 30 foot drift on the  lead. A. force of ten men is engaged in  opening up this property. In the'-same  .vicinity two men are working on the Bell  group, driving a tunnel in upon the ledge.  It is now in some 45 feet. Two men recently commenced doing assessment work  upon  the Homes-take. ,  Among the miscellaneous .-properties,  two men have recently been put to work  on the Big Buck. A shaft, has been sunk  20 feet. This property is located on the  east fork of the North Fork. The Green  Horn is working two men, and the development consists of two 20 foot shafts.  These claims are located about 10'milesup  the North Fork from the railroad. The  Iron Cliff is developed by a 15 foot tunnel,  and situated 0 miles' from the railroad.  Tlie Concordia has a 10 foot tunnel, with  two men working, and located about 12  iniles from the railroad. The Hamuli!  has started on a 200 foot tunnel with a  force of five men, and is located one and a  "half miles from the railroad. The Antonio is developed by a 00 foot tunnel and  ii 50 foot shaft. It is located about one  mile from the railroad. The Armstrong  is developed by a 20 foot tunnel, and  three men are working it. It is located  one and a half miles from the railroad.  The Bunker Hill is developed by a 30 foot  tunnel, with two .men working, and is  located four miles from lhe railroad.  'shifts, th.ey expect to reach the main ledge  within 30 days. The cross ledge along  which the tunnel is being driven, is well  mineralized, carrying gold and copper  values with considerable bunches of  galena. The ore taken out iu the driving  of the tunnel will concentrate, and is- being held until the company puts in a concentrator. The; upper workings on the  Ibex have exposed a clean body of ore  from (i to 18 inches, besides carbonates for  over (iOO feel". If the company strikes a.  foot ol ore at the 100 foot level, the management estimates that there will be  $250,000 worth of ore between this level  and the surface, based upon the low  valuation of $50 per ton net.  ORB   SHIPMENTS.  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   PROM   KASLO.  The Ore and Matte Entered, at Nelson for the  Past Six Days worth $172,813.  .During,the first six days of the present  month there were entered for export at  the port of Nelson, ore and matte from  the mines and smelters of southern Kootenay to the value of $172,SI3. The figures  for the .shipments going out via Revelstoke  were not obtainable:  BUM.ION*   AXD   MATTR  Pounds.  Trail smelter   Hull _Miii(_s smelter. Nelson, m.iLcc..  ORE.  Payne mine Slocan   ICoolcimy Ore Company   Whitewater mine, Sloean    I lain bier mine Slocan   IjiisL Chance mine Sloean    Siii'|n-i>c   I'eco mine, Sloean   Sloean Boy mine    o  Total for week   Total so far for IS!)"   100.021  l_?;.,.*>i;'l  - Approximate  Tons. Value.  2:10 ?  i:��)  ���A2  17  17  17  IS  IS  70S  Ii.0!l7  SI72.Si:i  S!Ij:.,!I1  Stock was In Big Demand.  The big company which sir Charles  Tupper Bart and Rufus II. Rope, M. P. P.,  have organized in London, for the purpose of handling mining properties in  British Columbia, is called the New British Columbia Gold Fields.. Sir Charles  Tupper Barb is chairman, and John  Lowduos deputy chairman. Iu the directorate arc .-sir Charles Malcolm .Kennedy,  T. \i. Harman, C. Ashworth, London  manager of the Bank of Montreal, Rufus  11. Pope, M. P. P., George P. Mrophy of  Ottawa, and li. Driscol of Toronto. The  capital of the company i.s $1,250,000, and  the shares are .-CI each. Fifty thousand  pounds or $250,000 worth of shares were  offered to the public, the time i'or subscriptions being limited to one day. .The  whole amount was taken and half as much  more applied for.  Johnson Secures the Exchanfi-e Group.  A deal which has been: long pending,  was. brought to a focus last week, by  which the claims iu the Exchange group  known as the Exchange, Victoria, Skook-  um, and Silver Plate, situated ou Dayton  creeek, were placed in the hands of R. C.  Campbell-Johnson. The property Was  bonded on October 23rd, by A.' H.1 Bremner. and work was begun at once. As  work progressed the showing became very  favorable, but when the'winter seasou set  in the work was stopped.': The price stipulated in the transfer is $31,100, including  machinery, etc., on the.property.  North Star Shipments.  The company operating the North Star  mine in East Kootenay, has a large number of men at work taking out carbonates.  It is the intention of the company to ship  nothing but carbonates this season. "There  are several thousand tons of galena on  the dump, and one thousand tons of ore  at MeGinty's. Teams are hauling ore to  the lauding. The company will'have'  three, and possibly four, steamboats  transporting ore to .'Jennings," Montana,  for shipment via the Great Northern railway to the Great Falls smelter.  "  The Duty on Leacl Ores.  The ways and means committee of the  Republican party has drafted the tariff  bill which i.s to be laid before the next  congress. As the bill has been drafted  there is a material increase in the duty  upon leacl ores. Under the Wilson bill  the duty was :} of a cent per pound. This  is to be increased to one cent per pound  upon ores in which the value of the silver  exceed tlie value oil the lead in the ore,  and to two cents per pound upon ores in  which the value of the lead is greater  than that of the silver.  A Shipment Prom the Black Diamond.  T. M. Gibson, who has charge of the  Black Diamond property at Ainswortli,  is pushing the development rapidly. The  new owners only got down to work about  a week ago, but tliey have already' made  a shipment of one car to the Pueblo  smelter. The Black Diamond and Little  Donald were accptired by the eastern syndicate which is represented in this section  by F. Steele. .  Trying to Bond the Argo.  A dicker is on, if it has not already  been completed, for the bonding of the  Argo mineral claim adjoining the town-  site of Sandon, for $25,000. The No. 2  tunnel, in 175 feet, has ore in the face. The  No. 1 tunnel, in 10 feet, has ore all the  way. A winze sunk from No. I to No. 2  level, a distance of 50 feet, has ore all  the way. The Argo is close to the Kaslo  A- Slocan Hailway company's tracks.  Le Roi Has Paid $300,000 in Dividends.  The Le Roi Gold Mining Company hist  week declared a dividend of $25,000, being  the second dividend of tluit amount this  month. This makes $300,000 in dividends  within eighteen months.  The Canadian Pacific's Earnings.  The Canadian Pacific earnings for December. IS00, were: Gross earnings $1,-  025,870; working expenses, $1,001,138: net  profits, $02-1,132. In December; ISO.5, the  net profits were $871,105, and for twelve  months ending December 31st, 1800. the  figures' are as follows: Gross earnings.  $20,081,507: working expenses, $12.57-1,015:  net profits, $8,107,582. For twelve months  ending'December 31st, 1805, there was a  net profit of $7,-180,051. The increase in  net profits over the same period of last  year is, therefore, for December, $10,007,  and from January 1st to December 31st,  there was an increase of $020,031.  Fifty Miles in Three Hours Twelve Seconds.  Washington, Feb. -I. ���On the glacial  floor of the ice palace tonight.John Law-  son, a Swede, the long distance bicycle rider, established a world's record  of 50 miles on skates, shattering all previous records. He covered the distance in  three hours and 12 seconds. The time of  the various periods of the race was as follows: Ten miles, 35 minutes and 30 seconds; 20 miles, 1 hour, 20 minutes and 37  seconds: 30 miles. I hour,-10 minutes and  '10   seconds; '10 miles, 2  hours, 23  miliums  aud   7  seconds; 50  miles,  seconds.  hours and   12  On Friday of last week the work upon  Kaslo's water ��� system   was  so ,fir   completed as to allow the water to be turned  on.   This was done very quietly by engineer  Cummings, and  the  reservoir  very  1 nearly filled   before  many citizens were  aware that-such action was contemplated.  On Saturday mornins the new hose was  brought into requisition.  First one stream  was sent through an inch and a quarter  nozzle.'. Two  streams   were   then  taken  from the same hydrant, with scarcely any  diminution of power. Xthird line of hose  was then attached  to a second hydrant,  and gave satisfaction.   Lastly the fourth  set of hose was attached to still another  hydrant,  and  four streams  were   being  simultaneously   poured from  three hydrants with astonishing force, going readily  over any  building  within ' reach.    Since  the water was let into the pipes aud reservoir, there has not been a sign of leakage  anywhere   in'   the   entire   system.     Tiie  reservoir is lined with six inches of Portland cement concrete, with a coating of  California asphalt three-eighths of an inch  thick. The success of the system is highly  creditable  to engineer   Cummings,   who  devised it.    With  its  new electric light  plant,  its   recently   acquired   telephone  system, and last of all its abundant supply  of water,   Kaslo   will  now compare  favorably with older and wealthier places  in its list of modern conveniences to the  resident.    As a consequent of its abundant supply   of   water,   the   citizens are  awakening to the necessity of utilizing it  for fire protection.    The city has supplied  hose, hose cart, ladders aud other necessary   appliances,  and   now   the citizens  themselves have organized a fire brigade.  At a meeting on Tuesday evening twenty-  one names were subscribed to the roll, and  more   are  promised  this evening,   when  there i.s another meeting for the election  of officers.  .Sid Norman, secretary of the St. Keverne  Mining company, was'in Kaslo on Monday on his way from Sandon, where he  let a contract for a 100-foot tunnel and  the construction of an ore house and  blacksmith shop.  P. G. Nash, manager of the Wellington  mine, and secretary of the Ottawa and  lvanhoo Silver Mines company, bought a  lot ou Front street in this city lhe other  clay for $800 cash.  A. L. Caldwell has bonded from Ed  Craft and Guy Reeder the Carbonate mineral claim at the head of Spring creek  and has some men at work. This is the  claim formerly under bond to John A.  Finch.  'Daniel Simpson, a mining engineer of  Buffalo, New York, has returned to Kaslo  after an absence of considerable length.-'  It is said that he was negotiating for an  interest in some mining properties at the  head of Spring creek, but nothing came  of it.  A number of the mine owners and managers of mining companies in Kaslo, appended their signatures to the temporary  rules of the West Kootenay Mining Association, and expressed their apparent  approval of its object. .Ib is also thought  that the leading mining men of the Slocan  will be found amongst its members.  J. B. McArthur spent some days in  Kaslo during the 'present week. He is  president of the Rambler and Cariboo  company, and a director of the Dardanelles Mining and Milling company. On  Thursday he went up to the property of  the former company,, where a fine body of  high grade ore has been uncovered.  George W. Hughes passed through  Kaslo on Monday last on his way to Spokane for a brief holiday. He reports the  Best mine as looking line. He will ship  several carloads of ore this winter, contrary to first intention, in order to relieve  the glut of ore at the.-mine, which is  crowding the workings.  W. J. Sanders was charged on Wednesday before police magistrate Ghipman,  with having sold spirituous liquors without license. The examination, lasted a  good part of the afternoon, with the result that the defendant was fined $150,  inclusive of the license fee which should  have been paid.  SLOCAN   MINING' NEWS.  The I .edge: The cabins are being built  on the Skylark and Ranger. Mullen,  the packer, has a contract to' run SO feet  of tunnel on the property. The property  is being developed by the Hall Exploration company of Nelson.  Over the dump at the Howard Fraction  lies about 150 tons of dry ore carrying  something like 10 ounces in silver and $20  in gold to the ton. A dvy ore concentrator is needed to work ore' of that quality.  ��� l-I-irry Sheran has sold his half interest  in'the Meteor and Ottawa to C. L. Hoffman, of Spokane, for $'1000. The balance  of these claims is owned by Pinch and  Aylard. Work will be commenced as  soon as possible. ' .  The Two Friends shipped,two cars of  rich ore to Omaha on Saturday. The  superintendent says it wilfrun over 500  ounces in silver to the ton.    '  The tunnel ou the Bondholder is in 227  feet, and has passed through eleven  stringers of mineral. The leacl is expected  to be tapped at any time.  The Monitor ships 10 tons of ore daily.  George Petty got $32,000 out of this mine  last year.  The Fsmeralda on Dayton creek, under  bond to J. A. Thompson, is looking well.  On the Neepawa group on Ten-mile  creek, which is  being developed by the  Alliance Prospecting Syndicate, the work-  consists of four tunnels, the longest being  310 feet. Ore has been found iu each tunnel. A trial shipment has been made to  the Tacoma smelter, the returns giving  122 ounces of silver to the ton.  Wednesday, Thursdav, Friday, find Saturday at -I p. m. The boat will leave  Ka$Io for Nelson at 7 a. m. on the same  clays, being due iu Nelson at 10:30 a. m.  On Sunday the steamer, leaves Kaslo at  0 a. m. and will remain at Nelson until 10  a. m. on Monday. The train leaving Nelson on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday  will await arrival of steamer and then  proceed for connection with steamers  north and south on Columbia river. Passengers for south of Robson will be  taken by an extra brain from Robson to  steamer Trail at Kootenay spur landing.  ORE   BODIES   OF  THE  SLOCAN.  HE   SHOULD   BE   FIRED.  An Interesting Description' of  Them   by .the  Provincial Minerologist.  William A. Carlyle, provincial mineral-  gist,   in  his third bulletin, dealing  with  the mineral resources of the Slocan, Nel-  says con-  divisions,  ore deposits of the  The Incorporation Meeting.  The public meeting called  to consider  the question of incorporating Nelson, held  ab'Firemen's hall on Friday night, was attended by about a hundred men and boys.  John A. Turner was called to the chair,  and  W.  A.  Jowett   acted   as secretary.  After stating the object of the meeting,  the chair asked for expressions of opinion.  G. O. Buchanan,  TV. A. Macdonald, G. A.  Bigelow and others gave their views, all  favoring  taking  immediate action.    Dr.  Arthur offered a resolution, in effect, that  it  was the seme of the  meeting that it  delegation be scut to Victoria  to .secure  the passage of a special  bill, and the resolution was adopted.   A motion made that  the delegation be three was amended to  two,   and  the   amendment   was carried.  John Houston was elected as one of the  delegates   without    opposition.     W.   A.  Macclouald was nominated for the other,  and although strongly  urged  to accept,  the proffered honor was declined.   John  Ay ton.-Gibson.", was  then  nominated, but  he also declined.    TV. A. Jowett was then  nominated, and  on  a show  of hands he  was declared elected.    His selection  did  not appear to be'acceptable, for an'appeal  was immediately made to.Mr. Macdonald  to reconsider his declination.    In order to  get a delegation that would be acceptable,  Mr.  Houston  offered to  withdraw.   The  matter was finally adjusted by substituting John .'Elliob and .Charles. Hillyer. who  are now ab  the coast, for W. A. Jowett.  A committee of live (W. A. Macdonald,  Dr. Arthur, J. A. Gibson, A. H. Clements,  and Jacob Dover  was appointed by the  chair, to raise funds to carry; out the objects of the meeting.        '��� '  Customs Returns.  Summary statement of the imports and  exports and revenue collected at the port  of Nelson during the month of January,  1807: , '."    '  .  I'OItT OF  XKLSO-V.  Unliable goods   Kreo goods   Total ..-   The mines. (..-IO-. tons of ore)  'Copper matte, 11 111 toitb)���  Animals and their produce..  Manufacture.'.   Total   Value of  Imnorts.  .���.8ill,-IS.i  ..    2S.tirr>  Duty  Colluded.  $:.I,!.7I.'I7  SI. IS  '...?iio,ki��       s:��,')t*-'.<ij  Value of .'...-ports.    ?iW.77!)Otl   :-.'..   lli;.7'.'7.i)H         -I.NiJI.IXI  .-    ..       ;*>,'_..*>.*-.(HI   5iis,",.i;.Vi.(jn  To this total of $075,500, which represents the value of the mineral exports of  the port of Nelson must be added' the  sum of $01,013. the value of the ore shipped from the Slocan during January and  entered at the outport of .Revelstoke.  which brings Kootenay's mineral exports for January, up to $770,110. The  customs returns for the month justclosed,  are interesting in as much as they show  that the volume of Kootenay's export  business for the month was greater than  that of all other; ports in the province  combined. For the month of January,  1S00, the ..mineral exports of Koolenay.  entered at Nelson, were valued at $1 10.75!),  as against $075,500 for the first month  of 1807. _'  "   Mail  Robbery at Wasa.  Alexander M. Leitch of Fort Steele, has  been arrested for robbing a .mail sack at  Wasa.     The   mail   was   in   the   carrier's  wagon at Wasa, and the robbery took  place early Sunday morning, January 20th.  The robber was tracked to Fort Steele,  and several articles from the-missing sack  were found in his room. All the letters  in the Fort Steele stick were burned. The  constables making the arrest found $1100  in bank notes. Leitch was committed for  trial.  Change of Time.  A change has been made in the running  time  of  the   Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Company's    boats   between   Nelson   and  Kaslo.     Tie  boat   for Kaslo tind   other  1 points  now  leaves  Nelson   on   Tuesday,  galena,   with   zinc  son and Ainswortli  ceriiing the ore and  Slocan:  The   argentiferous  blend, and some grey copper in a gangue  or   matrix  of  quartz aud  spathic iron.  These veins cut across the stratified rocks,  and through the dykes of eruptive rock,  where, in many   cases,   there is a good  body of ore, and they also occur in the  granite area, and with even the limited  amount of prospecting, some have been  traced from 3 to -1000 feet along the strike,  and one for nearly two miles.    Iu the Slocan'slates,  it has not yet  been  proven,  thatas the vein cuts through shales, slates  limestones or quartzites, that any one of  the series has been more favorable to the  formation   of  ore  bodies  than, another,  as in the different veins it will  be seen  that good ore chutes may have the wall  of any of these  rocks mentioned.    Tue  ore   has  been   deposited-along   fissure;,  both in   the  open   fissure1 cavities,  and  by impregnation of the country rock, and  in the cavity-filled veins can  be seen bhe  banded structure described  elsewhere, or  the solid, usually big-cubed galena, shows  lines of foliation parallel with   the walls,  but it is evident that further motion has  occurred along some of these vein fissures  after ore has been deposited.  Most of the veins tire uarrow, varying  from 2 and 3 inches to 15 and 20 inches in  width with occasional widenings to 3 or-1  feet of solid ore, and even much more, as  .seen in the Slocan Star and the Alamo-  Idaho veins. The ore shutes are not persistent horizontally, as is characteristic  of nearly all veins; but ore is often continuous for several hundred feet, and  where it then pinches, a thin streak of  oxides is the index usually followed in the  search for more ore, which seldom fails to  re-appear with more or less work. The  mistake, is made sometimes of following  along a slip-wall or crevice at a flab tingle,  and thus iead the miner astray. Besides  the solid ore, some veins have associated  with them 2, 3 or more feet of mixed ore,  gangue and country rock, or a brecciated  mass, which may be of such grade as to  pay well for concentration; and already  there are three concentrators, the Alamo,  Slocan Star and Washington, doing very  satisfactory work, and the Noble Five  mill almost completed, with-the erection  of two, at least contemplated this year.  The product or concentrates is silver-  bearing galena, but any value contained  in' the decomposed material that 'may'  enter the mill, will in all 'probability, not  be saved, likewise, that in much of the  grey copper, which apparently slimes  badly and escapes.  The ore shipped as "crude," or the solid  or unaltered sulphides, or as "'carbonates,"  i. e., the decomposed ore, consisting of  oxides and carbonates of iron, lead and  silver, the 'mass having a 'reddish-brown  color, with more or less yellow material:  those carbonates with a soft, velvety feel,  assaying highest in silver. All material  about these veins should be carefully assayed,before being relegated to the waste  dump, where good ore. 'unsuspected, has  already been thrown, especially soft, iron-  stained decomposed rock or vein matter.  It might be well to be on the lookout for  gold, remembering the good values found  in tlie galena ore of the Monitor mine,  which yield from $2 to $11 in gold per  ton : one lot of 20 tons of crude ore assaying $20 per ton in gold, while the ."carbonates" .average $13, the smelter paying for  all gold .above $2. or one-tent h of an ounce.  The "citrbonates" seldom itrc its high grade  in silver as unaltered, or crude ore in the  vein, but in some mines this class of ore is  very valuable. ,  While most of the veins are not wide,  the richness of their ores greatly compensates, (is may be seen from the lead and  silver values as per smelter returns from  ti few of the mines:  Oniiees Silvi-r  I'or Ton. I.i'ad.  Slocan Stur       .. SO to  'X< 7'ilo7.*>  I toco  STtti, ;:iii l!l|.il.7  ('oodenoiigh    lt_7 to ThiT l.*>t(i(>7  Noble Five ti-' to ;'.i'. ��i to 7i>  Last Chance I:t."i to'.'.'IS _Cito7S  Wonderful I l.'i to i:''< 7(Mo7li  Unt.li ��� .  Hi to I������'.'> I.'> to 7:i  .Monitor Illlii'.ii7 :'_.'to.'i7  Wellington 1 '_���.". I o :���:..������ Ulto.V.  Whitewater  7_! lo ...li* In toll.".  Dardanelles I III lo 1711 l;'i to ,u  I'.nterprise         I���'>.'> t(i I>'i IStoltil  Two Friends '-'I>. to'Wi :'���-. I o :V_'  In most of these veins the zinc blende  carries a small siver value and is sorted or  concentrated out of the ore, so that very  little ore sent to the smelters has over 10  per cent zinc limit. Rut in the Fntcrprise  mine on Ten-mile creek, the best silver  assays are said to be got from the zinc  blende, which i.s much more valuable than  the galena. As is to be expected, small  lots of very rich ore are mined, lots that  will yield from one to two thousand  ounces per tou, but the average figures  a Ireaily given will indi.ale the impoi tancc  of these veins that are now being mined  in both the granite and stratified rocks of  this- district..  A Police Constable who  Brutally Beat an all  but Helpless Old Man.  Police   constable   John   Miles   was arraigned before judge Forin on Thursday  on a charge of assault.    The complainant  in the case was William Cougall, commonly known, as "Porcupine Billy," a feeble,  inoffensive old ��� man.    From  the, appearance of Cougall. it was evident that constable Miles had given him a brutal beating. The assault took place at the Stanley  House Wednesday morning, and .the evidence offered iu the case went to show  that Miles, instead of  attending 'to his  police duties, was most offensively mixing  himself   up  with  other  people's  private  affairs.    He professed to be courting the  proprietress of the hotel, and suspicioned -  the   hotel   porter Cougall,   with  having  supplied her with liquor.    On Wednesday  morning he found a flask of liquor in her  room,, and  he charged  the  porter with  having supplied it.    This was the starting  point of the row, and here the stories of  Cougall   and   Miles   differ.    Cougall   was  cleaning a lamp glass in  the bath room,  wheu Miles came in and taxed  him  with,  having supplied  the liquor.    Cougall denied this, and the men called each other  liars.    Couf;alI's story then was that Miles  closed the door,'and" before he could  remove his hand from the lamp glass Miles  struck him twice in the face.    Miles'story*  was that Cougall attempted to strike him '  with the lamp glass, and that Cougall was  the   aggressor.    It   does  not,very  much  matter which story is right, though that  of Cougall sounds more likely than does  the story of Miles, old Billy Cougall's face  was beaten into a mass of bruises by lhe  man whose duty it was to keep bhe peace.  Judge  Forin was very lenient with the  accused, though  he did fell  him  that he  would  have shown  better taste had he  not appeared in  court with his badge ou  while being  tried  tor assault.   The hearing of tho case occupied nearly two hours  and when  the evidence was all  in judge  Forin reserved judgement for eight'days.  The  feeling about itown  is very much  against  Miles, the opinion of most  men  being  that  the  man  who would   pick  a  fight with old Porcupine Billy would provoke ii quarrel  with  a corpse.    Ib is nob  unlikely  that  the  services   of constable  Miles   will   be   dispensed   with   for   the  future.    He  is too vindictive  i'or a police  ollicer, and Cougall is neither the first nor  second  resident of Nelson whom   he  has  assaulted.    Officers  like  constable  Miles  incite breaches of the peace.  Money Well Invested.  Kaslo has a waterworks system that is  adequate for a town of thousands, and  she got it comparatively cheap. The  cost in actual money was in the neighborhood of $23,000, whicli was realized fiom  the sale of bonds of the face value of  $30,000. I... W. Cummings, lhe engineer  who had charge of the construction work,  was in Nelson on Wednesday. From him  the following data was obtained: From  the intake on Kaslo river 12-inch wood  stave .pipe was laid for a distance of 0230  feet: thence to the reservoir, a distance  of 3000 feet, 0-iuch iron pipe was laid. Tiie  reservoir has a capacity of 300,000 gallons.  From the reservoir 2200 feet of 10-inch.  2050 feet of S-inch, 2500 feet of 0-inch, and  2325. feet of -1-inch mains were laid.  Twenty-five hydrants have been put in.  and on a test being made four streams  were thrown over a 00-foot (lag-pole; the  hose used being standard 2-i-iuch with 1.1-  inch nozzle. A test was .also made of the  carrying capacity of the conduits, and although the pressure was about one-half  of the maximum, 150,000 gallons were discharged into the reservoir in five hours,  whicli goes to show that Kaslo will have,  for some time at least, enough water to  'quench all the fires that may arise from  the combustion of such inflammables as  "Walker's Club" and "Brown's Four  Crown."  The Deal was for Ealf a Million.  P. Evans, of Fvans, Coleman & Fvans  of Vancouver, local .agents for the Vancouver Ac British Columbia General Hx-  plorntion company, confirms the story of  of the purchase of the "Idaho, Alamo,'.  Cumberland and other properties in the  Slocnn for $500,000. The deal is said to include all the holdings of the Vawkoys.  Farrell, Humphreys and -Moore. The  same company recently acquited the  Queen Hess and Corinth group, and has  now some 20 claims iu the-Slocan. Provided that the mines prove up to expectations, it is the intention to erect a large  concentrator with a capacity of about  1000 tons per day, and by means of tramways bring down the ore for treatment.  Bowman Tries His Hand.  On Tuesday the Animon, No. 3, N. P.,  iintl Alma, four claims on the north fork  of Carpenter creek, adjoining the Dolly  Varden, were bonded to L. II. Bowman,  who wiI!!',-.rni a company in Montreal to  work the group. The ciaims are in the  dry ore belt, about eight miles from  Three Forks. There is a 20-foot tunnel on  one of the claims, the ore from which  assayed $332 per ton in gold.  The Liberals Secure Two Seats.  Tohonto. Out., Feb, I. -Ileyd, Liberal,  wins in South ��� Brant by 200 votes. Bennett, Conservative, holds Fust Simcoc by  150 votes. Graham. Patron-Liberal, wins  North Ontario by 12 votes. In South  Meant the defeated Conservative candidate was .Mr. Henry. In Fast Simcoe t he  defeated Liberal wtis .Mr. Cook. In North  Ontario the defeated Conservative was  Mr. McLeod.  r'  i'i*5!  ���   -   __.  .���'��� '  '���   P Hi      ���_!>  III     -��� Mi  IH-IE  TRIBUNE:    NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY. ��,   180J'.  PUBLISHERS* NOTICE.  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SY.MOND.S, M.D., C.M.,--Pliy!.k-mi. and Sur-  ���    (,'oon.   Ollice in lhe I.ealey building, West Baker  street, Nelson.  Jt'. R1TCHI1''. Provincial I_.si.iifi Surveyor.    Ojllee in  ���    Kitcliic building. Holland, I!. (J.  WJ. II. HOI.MKS, C. K'.��� Provincial Land Surveyor.  ���    P. 0. boxS2, Kaslo. II. C.  T C. 0 Wl LL1.M. B.A.Sc. _* W. S. JOHNSON. H.A.Sc.  ���J" ���Aliiiiiiu Kngiiieer:. and Analytical Cliemists,  Slocan City, H. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  NKLSON LOUGH, NO. 23, A. F. & A. AL Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  Ask Your  Shoe  Dealer  for  the  Famous  GOOD  ��tte ��rilrone.  i.-    SATURDAY MORNING I-'KUUICARY (i, 1867  Tin-, new editor of the Colonist has now  well in hand the chief work which employed his predecessor���the whitewashing  of the members of premier Turner's cabinet of incompetents.   This is an employment which will tax the best energies of  the best writer on this continent.   The  new man has started out to defend the  jobbing in the matter of the revision of  the statutes, and has made the mistake of  saying too much.    The circumstance that  .  the    provincial    government   so   shaped  things that chief justice Davie could make  the most out of the job, is too well known  to require comment. This was well understood   before   the  preseut editor of the  Colonist   came   to   this   province.    It   is  when the  new man  undertakes  to  give  the   most incompetent   attorney-general  this  province  ever had,  a   puff   for his  ability,   that the climax is reached.    He  recounts that the charge was made in the  legislature that the revising commissioner  had altered the law with respect to the  amount of land which Catholic societies  could hold in the province.    He admits  that the charge created a stir in the house,  and  then proceeds:   "The-attorney-gen-  " era]  then informed   the house that he  " 'could firmly state his opinion that the  " Act was in keeping writh the law now  "on the statute books, and that the re-  .." vision-had been correct in every pur-  "ticular.'"   If the new editor had  been  honest.) he  would  have  mentioned  that  when the charge was made there was not  one  member   of   the  government,   from  premier Turner down  to   C.   li.  Pooley,1  who knew enough of the laws of the province to know whether  the charge  was  well founded or not.   If he had been writing on anything but a government organ  he would have told his readers, that after  a hurried consultation among the ministers, premier Turner rose and moved that  the committee, which was considering the  bill, rise and report 'progress.'   He  would  have told his readers that in the interval,  attorney-general   Eberts   or some   other  member of the government interviewed  the revising commissioner, and  when the  house   met   again   the   attorney-general  made  the  little speech credited to  him.  Until he secured a recess by the rising of  the committee,  attorney-general   Uberts  did not know the contents of the bill he  was  moving through  the house, nor the  existing  law.'bearing upon   the right of  Catholic societies to  hold   land.    It  is a  mistake in a government organ  to direct  public attention  to the abilities ot such  men   as   attorney-general    I_.berts.     The  other fellows will attend to that.  would prove more profitable than wrangling over an issue so dead as the Manitoba  s hool question.  The farmers of the fraser river valley  are much the same in spirit as farmers all  over the world.    They have had bad luck  tit their farming, owing to a lack of capital, and they now seek redress by having  the federal government so shape its tariff  that the farming industry will  have the  fullest measure  of protection, while the  other interests of the Dominion are to be  allowed to take care'of themselves as best  they can.   At a recent convention at New  Westminster they  passed   a   resolution:  "That iiny reduction in tho tariff on  the  ���'* various kinds of fruit and otheragricul-  *' tural products grown iu Hritish  Colum-  ���" bin, or the products of the dairy, would  '* prove injurious to the farmers of British  "Columbia; and further, thatsubstantial  "reductions   on   corn,  agricultural   and  " horticultural    implements,    machinery  '* aud hard ware of all kinds would  be of  ." great benefit to the consumers."   It is  admitted that the greater number of the  farms owned by these men are mortgaged.  They  know that the provincial government taxes  their   poverty   through the  medium  of its  mortgage tax.    That by  this process they are taxed the full value  of what they hold, and their mortgaged  indebtedness as  well,  by the provincial  government,  whicli  "is conducted upon  business   principles."'    Why   don't   these  farmers take a shy at the mortgage tax  first :j   I'1. Ai*(i. LIkinzio, of the Trail smelter,  has made arrangements i'or the erection  of refining works at-Trail, capable of  treating the entire matte product of his  smelter. This means that iustead of American towns being benefited by the treatment of these ores, the Canadian town of  Trail will secure the benefit. If the tariff  were properly adjusted, nearly all the  ores of southern Kootenay would be  treated in the district.  Prom  Victoria comes the information  that a  strong   effort   is   being  made to  secure   for J.  D.  JMarsden,  formerly   of  Pilot Bay, the  position of gold commissioner i'or southern Kootenay.    The name  of J.   D.  Marsden   has   been   frequently  mentioned in connection with this office,  and as the statement has never been denied, it may be accepted that .J. D. Marsden is a candidate for the office,    if such  is the case, it is to be hoped that the provincial  government   will   make  no  such  appointment.    Tin-: Twibcnio   is   of   the  opinion   that   it   voices   the   unanimous  opinion of West Kootenay when ib says  that J. D. Marsden is not such a man as  would make a good gold commissioner. If  he should be appointed it will not be in  view  of any qualification which he has  for the office, but rather an example of how  far a,political pull may be used in securing public'offices.   In the case of the present incumbent, the government appointed  a friend of chief justice Theodore. Davie.  He was not a success, but has been maintained  in   office   for   years,   despite  the  unanimous protests of the people throughout  the district.   In  the   matter of appointing ��� his-successor,' the government  should try and not make the same  mistake.   The office of gold commissioner for  southern Kootenay is the most exacting  of any provincial office on 'the. mainland,  and it requires a  man  of. good ability.  There are several good men living in the  district   who   could   be   secured for  the  office, though it may be doubted whether  such a man  could  be found  among  the  government supporters.   ,  Tin-; governments of Great Britain and  the United States have concluded the preliminaries of an arrangement for the'delimitation of the boundary between Alaska  and the Dominion of Canada. As an  economic measure, the governments of  the two countries should defer action until it is known what head way John Charlton, the Grit M. P, and lOdward Parrar,  the renegade newspaper man, have made  in annexing Canada to the United States.  When they have settled the fate of the  Dominion, the necessity may nob exist  for bhe delimitation of the said boundary.  ROSSLAND   MINING   NOTES.  It is reported from the east bhabeastern  Canadians have purchased a large slice of  the Northport townsite in the United  States, and that an attempt will be made  to boom the sale of the Northport town-  lots by the erection of-a smelter to treat  British Columbia ores. There is an object  lesson iu this for eastern newspapers. Ib  shows bhiit the location of a smelter is  considered by real estate speculators as  an excellent inducement to hold cut to  purchasers as to the stability of a town,  if the Dominion government were to place  an export duty upon ores, it would encourage home smelting, tind it would be  impossible for speculators to build up  American ntownsites ab the expense of  Canadian towns. There i.s an opportunity  for eastern papers to do British Columbia  a service by looking into the merits of the  question ot tin export duty upon ores.    It  The Miner: Another strike has been  made on llie .Josh., in lhe lower drift run  from the bottom of the 00-foot shaft. The  drills broke into the ore hist week, bub  the matter was kept quiet until careful  assays could be made iintl the probable  width of the chute could be ascertained.  Three assays ran as follows, $21, $-10 and  $0.) in gold. The average value i.s perhaps  about $-'J��0. The ore fills the face of the  drift, and the body is therefore of good  proportions. It i.s supposed to be a continuation of the Kit.-loot chute opened by  the main tunnel above.  The ore shipments for the first month  of the year foot up -IS70 tons. This was  distributed among the following mines:  Le Ro\. Win Ivigle, .losie, Iron Mask, Cliff,  .Jumbo, Kootenay, r.ed Mountain, and  O Iv. Here then are nine shipping mines  lo begin the year with. The <> K works  up nearly all'its ore iu thestamp mill now  in operation, shipping very little other  than concentrates. We believe that  (here is a reasonable prospect that all  these nine mines will continue to be regular shippers through the year, and tluit  most of them will very greatly increase  their present output.   The aggregate for  the month would have reached over oOOO  tons had it not been for the temporary  shutting down of the War Eagle, owing  to the sale,of that property.   .  The Mayflower mine is looking well at  present. The east drift run from, the 100  foot level has now been run 2-"> feet, and  the clean ore is 'tf) inches wide. The width  of the ore body is now sufficient to enable  the raising of a good deal of ore simply in  the course of development. About five  tons were taken out Saturday, and shipments will be resumed at once. The  value of the ore is about the same as that  of the ore on the 00-foot level above. The'  ore carrying galena can be expected to  yield about 100 ounces in silver, and $10  to $12 in gold. This makes the total-value  of bhe ore,not far from $70 per ton.  The new ore chute in the Le Moi maintains its width and is running extraordinarily high, in both gold and copper. A  sample assay made Monday showed $.'3SS  in gold aud 11 per cent copper, equal to a  combined value of more than 100 per ton.  This is perhaps the richest ore yet found  in the Trail Creek camp outside the free  gold mines..  The Iron Mask vein has been cut at the  210-foot level, and the grade of the ore is  about $!.") per ton, the clean ore body being li5 inches wide. This statement is  made on the authority of James Clark,  superintendent. The mine is now, Clark  says, shipping two carloads of ore a day,  and he will soon' be able to make it three  carloads. The mine is now in excellent  shape.  JUST IN  Beeton & Co.  The Cfow's Nest  Pass Railway and  Sloean River  ailway  are to be built during* tlie year  1S97.     Construction work  has  already commenced on the last  named.     These two roads with  lhe two already having .terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the railway center of Southern  British Columbia.     Real estate  in   railway  centers  rapidly   in-  ���creases   in   value���-often   more  rapidly than stocks in undeveloped   mines --and   Nelson will  be no exception.    The following described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers   against   making  a  Are not the place's'newcomers are apt to select as" worthy of their patronage.  People don't like to do basiness with a concern that i.s going<down hill. There  ivs no renovation to a business house equal to a coat of fresh paint. When  you want paints,   oils,   varnishes,  or brushes,  get prices at the  09��  losing:  NELSON PROPERTY  '    .'    ���     ���     1.      Price  HOxlSft foot 011   Baker -street-., with ...-.story  ollice building.   Tonus ��.*>.250  50x120 feet on Vernon street, with 2-story  business block.   Terms   ........  a.OtiO  25x120 fect.oi-.Vcrno.il street (a corner) with  improvements.   Terms   ...    1,000  100x120 feet on Vernon street (11 corner) with  /improvements.. Terms. ���  50x120 feet fit corner of Ward and Hoover  streets, with tO-room dwelling house.   All  ...modern conveniences.   Terms......  25x120 feet on Victoria street, with 2-stoiy  d welling.    Terms. ���    ti2.!xl20 feet on Victoria street, with cottage  Terms.   2,500  25x120 feel, corner Victoria and Hendryx  streets.   Tcrnn  .......���.      '.     S50  Nothing- succeeds like success;  but success cannot toe had'  unless the people  in the town help each other.  Those who  were in  business  in Nelson in the  Years 1893 and 1894  and escaped a debtors' prison,  deserve success  o  It  might  be well  to  add that  of late ''drummers"  for eastern clothing- firms  .    have g-iven this  section of Kootenay the g-o-by  No better evidence  could be wanting- that  we are giving- our patrons the  best of satisfaction  enera! Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power-50 miles from your mines with our system  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them  British Columbia Branch Offices     JS^SE11        Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  5.000  3,500  2,000  eater  Guaranteed -7 per cent belter than any other make of heater."    The Webster System of Heating. with.Kxluu.sl Steam relieves back .pressure on .'engine'  The Morse Valve Hescater will reseat any style of valve -without removing valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Cuts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Street Hydrants, Gate Valves, Pipe. Crescent Drill Steel, Wire 1 tope      Freight and Passenger Elevators  Office, Hodgiiis building, next Phair Hotel, Nelson Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  I'riee  An undivided one-third interest in the town-  site of Silverton, on Slocan lake.   Terms. .��1,000  An undivided one-fourth interest in Trout  hake City  townsite. in Lardcau district.  Terms    2.000  1436 Front Street   KASLO.        6341 Silver Street, SANDON,  Olll.:(.:   Corner Vernon and  Ward si reefs. N'elson, H.-C.  STEEL, ORE CARS, TRACK IBON, BUILDERS' HARDWARE  Stoves, Tinware,   Etc.  INE SUPPLIES  Agents for Canadian Rand Drill Company,  Gurney-Tilden Stoves and Ranges.  THE OKANAGAN   FLOUR  ��� MILLS COMPANY, Limited  ROLLER   MILLS, ARMSTRONG,  B.C.  HUNGARIAN   XXXX  CHOPPED   FEED  AND  STRONG   BAKERS       SHORTS  CHICKEN   WHEAT BRAN  A   MIXED   CARLOAD  JUST  ARRIVED  TURNER, BEETON  &  CO.,  ��� Sni F*  ARFNTfi  FOR   B. C.  Limited  Will be the business centre for  the rich mines on Springer  Creek and Slocan Lake. This  is one of the richest districts in  British  Columbia.  Oars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of Mattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  THESE GOOGS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTAGEOUS PRICES FOR GASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  Kiln-dried and other Lumber  can now be obtained at the  yard; also Sashes, Doors, Veranda and Newel Posts, Base  and Corner Blocks, Brackets,  Balusters, Mouldings, Etc.,  Etc.,  at lowest prices.  Works  ���am-�������'g,7|li'A,l   ^ MpABTHUB & CO.  FHANKFLEfcHEH, Trustee.   ITo Boys:   The Tribune pay 25 cents per pound for rags  CIIAltl.KS J. KAPPS, Proprietor.  P.O. Box, Hi, Kaslo, B.C.  ( OHAMPATGNE CIDERS,  Manufacturer of   I BELFAST GINGKR ALIO.  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THE   WRONG   MAN.  When our foreman went away to the  Northwest Territory to find n cattle range  unspoiled by settlers, Robert was put in  charge of the ranch. This was equivalent  to a promotion of Biddy also, for the Mis-  sourian, whose bony frame h.id been built  from the limestone waters of his native  state, was still the partisan and protector  of the sappy youngster from northern  Vermont. '  "Vou are a Canadian pony, and  I am a  Hambletonian," stiid  Robert; "but if we  like to trot together, I  guess  the other  '   hosses on this range will have to take our  dust."  The friendship of these two men was  founded on compleinenttiry qualities, and  only a woman could break it. The woman  in this instance was Miss Bell, the school  teacher at the Bond.  Tlie burned child dreads tho (ire. but a  bird will return ttgain and dash into the  (lames. Hoberb's encounter with the fair  fence-cutter wtis like a llame to the bird,  lie sought an introduction and forthwith  became a suitor for her hand. Biddy, the  only one in camj) who took it upou himself to criticise any act of Robert's remonstrated with him.  "Vou are a bird, aren't you?" said he;  "tho girl mesmerized you once, she'll  bamboozle you for twice, and bounce you  for three times. What do you mean to do?"  "1 mean to marry her if she will have  me," replied Hobcrt, simply. "Ves, I  know J told you plenty times that, a cowboy had no business to marry, and that's  right-, but I'm mi.exception. I don't know  how and 1 don't know why, but I know  I'm hit hard. -; 1 got to have her."  So Robert, big, hulking, forty year;, old,  was in love for the first time in his whole  life. If force and earnestness avail, he  should win.  Less forceful, less earnest, half as old,  Biddy was iu the same plight. His advice  to Robert to let the girl alone was iu good  faith; he thought it the best thing���i'or  Robert, but he had a bad case of "physician, heal thyself" iipou his hands. He  too, was resolved to win and marry Miss  Bell. He did not say so to Robert, so  hard is it for most men to be open in a  love affair, and for a time Robert knew  nothing of it. Everyone else saw it, and  Scotty told Biddy he -.lmd better stand  from under.  "If you lock horns with Robert," said  he, "he'll get you down and walk ail over  your frame." And Scotty added some reflections on the law of supply atid demand.  "Jf there were twenty schooltmi'ams  round here, you would not look atone of  them, but because there is only one, you  are fixing to get your skin so plumb full  of bullet holes 'that the wind won't whistle  as it blows through."  Biddy laughed and went his wa3* to call  upon Miss Bell aud urge-his suit.  And Robert went his way, whicli was  the same way, upon the same errand.  I do not know whether Miss Bell gave  to either man any manner of encourage-  ment.but as the dead shot is said to add a  notch to the marks on his pistol-grip for  each man he drops, so it is supposable that  about this time this young lady increased  her list of rejected suitors by the names  of these two cowboys.  ft was done in her kindest manner, this  rejection, and she had said to each: "I  am sorry this has occurred, but since you  have so honored me, you must come to  my wedding. I am to be married next  month in the church at Hammond. I  shall really feel it if you do not come."  And each man had promised to be there,  ft had come to Robert's notice before  this time that Biddy was his rival, but  with the hope and intention strong within  him, he had been affected differently  from Scotty's forecast. He wont straight  to Biddy/and told him to "go in and win  if you can. I don't want the girl unless I  can get her fair tind hold her against.all  comers." But when both had been refused, each man thought the other was  accepted, and each waited for the other  to broach the subject.  It was a difficult time. There were dark  looks, but no explosion. Tliey avoided  each other, and this little cloud, no bigger  than a woman's hand, seemed about to  cover the whole sky. Biddy asked for  leave of absence, and got it. They did  not meet again until the wedding day.  That day found Biddy still storming at  fate; but Robert, who had a simpler and  stronger nature, had put his own disappointment behind him and was looking  forward with pride, if not pleasure,'to  his friend's happiness.  "What follows is in Robert's words:  "I got there early aud took a seat in  the back part of the church. I wanted to  be where I could get out if my nerve  failed me. Many people came in, and at  last the bride, looking very beautiful,  came out from a side door and stood up in  front.    And I was proud for Biddy that  he was going to have such a fine wife.  But I couldn't see him anywhere. And  the preacher said any man that had an  impediment was to step forward.  "Then I looked i'or Biddy, but he didn't  come. I had never before been at a wedding in church, and I thought maybe it  was the way to keep him corralled in the  little room until the last moment, for fear  he would go back onto the old range.  "The preacher went on saying things,  and I didn't pay close attention, because  I was thinking how pretty she looked,  until a.bold man in a Hereford suit and a  low-necked vest took her hand, and the  preacher said 'J pronounce you man and  wife.'  "Then I jumped up wild. 'Great Scot!'  I yelled, 'that's the wrong man!"  "At that instant somebody clapped a  hand over my mouth and hustled me out  of the church.  . " 'If you don't want to get shut up for  drunk and disorderly,' stud Biddy, for he  it wtis who dragged hie out, 'stop that  racket!'  " 'AVhat's up?' I said; soon as 1 could  get my bread). ' '"Why aren't you in there  getting married!'  " 'I am not in there getting married,'  said Biddy, *bocaip,e she wouldn't have  me. I thought you were to marry her  today.'  " 'What, me?' says I. "I never was  within a thousand miles of it.'  " 'Why didn't you say so, old man?'  asked Biddy.'  "'Say so yourself.'said I. 'Vou were  dumb lis an oyster.'  "Then we both laughed, and while the  folks inside were crowding up to the front  to congratulate the happy pair, Biddy  and me had a hearty handshake on the  sidewalk, and we went home together."  \o. ::I7.  Certificate  of  the   Registration  Company.  of a  Fore'gn  'Comi>asiks  Act" Paut IV. ami   Amuxdixc   Act*  "hl'NSIT (iiil.D AND SIl.VKI: MININC: COM I'ANV," iFOId'ION.I  Registered the 8th day of January, 1SH7.  T HEREBY CERTIFY, That 1 have this day regi.stored  -1-   the " Sunset Gold and Silver Minim; Company, (Foreign.) under lhe" Companies Act Part i V. "Registration  of Foreign Companies'" and Amending Acts.  The head ollice of the said company is-situate at lhc  city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, U. S. A.  The objects I'or which the company is e-tablished are:  Mining, smelting, reducing, relining, and working ores  or minerals; working coal mines, and stone ijuarrics and  marketing the materials: manufacturing brick, si one.  iron, steel, copper, and olher metals: anrl for the purpose  of buying, working, selling, dealing iu mineral and other  landsin Minnesota, I'nited Slates of America, and in tho  province of Hritish Columbia.  The capital stock of the said com pany i.sS2.>0,()0.) divided  into 25!>,0l_0 shares, of the par value of one dollar ouch.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice at Victorin,  province of 15riti-.li Columbia, this Slh day of January,  IS.I7. S. V. WOOTTOW  Registrar of .Joint Stock Companies.  MINING STOCK FOR SALE  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  N ICO LET AM. SM.I.LIN.: .MINKKAI. CLAIMS, .SITL'ATIC IN  TIIE .-INSWOHTII MININC DIVISION Ol;' WKST K'OOTK-  XAV 1KSTI.ICT, AND LOCATKD AI10UT OXK AXIl ONK-  IIAI.I"   MILKS   NOUT11    OK   TIIE TOWN  OK AIX.SWOI'.TH.  Take notice that- I, A. S. Farwell. agent for .losiah  Thompson, jr., free miner's certilicate No. lil.Ool. intend,  sixty days ti'om the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of llie above claims. And  further take nolice that action, under section A7, must be  taken before the issuance of such cert ideates of improvements. A. S. KARWELL.  Ualed, this 2tith day of November. ltjiHJ.      -    (Dec. .*iih.|  10,000  SHARES   IN  THE SUNSET COLD  COMPANY.  & SILVER   MININC  Just Imported  Japanese Goods  Superb Display  Imuri, Kafa, /\ssati, Besta, and other choice  wares.   Fans, Screens, Baskets.  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  NELSON', B. C.  Better  Arc ihe meals and lunches served at the  Vienna IJakery and Restaurant. Chicken,  Raked Ham, Boston Baked Beans, Cakes,  Pies, Rolls, and all kinds of Soft Drinks  constantly on hand. Picnic Lunches put  up to -order.:' A variety of Cigars and  Candies always on hand. -   -.  .-   -���,..    .'���-.'-.  John Humer, Prop.  T;HE  TREMONT  DN**B_Il_SO_ISr  MALONE & TREGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and miners.  QR'AND- VIEW HOTEL  "FEEDEEICTON  .    TOAD MOUNTAIN'  D. T. MOIUCE, Proprietor.  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.  JHE  GRAND HOTEL  S_I?O -K: -A.-.^- _E3," *W -A.S _E3_-  Corner Main and Howard Streets  A. E. J. PERCIVAL,  .MA.V.UH-U.     "  Newly furnished and strictly first-class throughout.  Headquarters for mining men. Elevator service night  and day. Steam heating in every room. European and  Anierican plan.  i  i  Kaslo  n  is  now  can  be  jng, etc.  in  commission and  chartered for tow-  Apply to  Kootenay Mining & Smelting Co.  PILOT HAY, OR TO  Captain Allan Lane, on board.  DMSMORE TYPEWRITER  The only perfect Typewriter upon the market  It has all the latest contrivances to facilitate  sneed without sacrificing the appearance of  tlie work.   Call and see the machine.  E. T. -\\. Sitnpkins, Agent for Kootenay, Nelson  MUSIC  LESSONS  Mrs.    Morley  receive  pupils  or organ.  is   prepared  for piano, viol  For terms  to  in  Apply to Thomson .Stationery Co., Ltd,. Nelson  Stockholders  Meeting-.  The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Lost  Creek Development Company, of Jackson. H. C, will be  held on Tuesday. February 01 h, IMI7. at. the ofllce of  Dawson _c Archer. 21. East Forty-second street. New  York City. N. *i .. L. tf. A., for the purpose of electing a  board of directors for llie ensuing year, and for such  other business as may conic before the meeting.  JOHN DAWSON, Secretary.  NOTICE.  I hereby give notice that I am entitled to an undivided  one-fourth interest in the .Starter mineral claim, situate  on the west side of the north fork of the Salmon river, in  the Nelson mining division of West Kootenay district.  Witness:    P. MoL. Kouin. E. If. RAGLANI).  Dated nl Kossland this 12th day of January. M97.  . The Sun.-x'l (Inld'and Silver Mining company owns and  operates the .losie mineral claim, a free-milling gold proposition, situated near llie Poorman mineon Englocrock.  live miles southwest of Nelson : and the Sunset inline, a  crown granted silver-lead.ami copper proposition, situated in the Whitewater basin, in (lie Slocan district.  On lhc Sunset there are ten men working, and Ihe development consists of a lo-foot shaft. The Sunset vein  on the surface was three feet wide, and it has gradually  increased iu width, being (! feet wide at the la-foot level.  The pay streak of galena ore varies from 8 to It inches in  width. Tho company has one carload of ore ready for  shipment, ami will have a second carload ready by February 1st. The Sunset mine is about ISOO feel from the  upper tunnel of the Whitewater mine, and adjoins the  Wellington mine on the cast and lhe (.olorado on l lie west.  For further particulars apply at the Sunset Cold and  Silver Mining Company's ollice. Room 2, Clements &  Hillver I'lock, Baker Street. Nelson. H. O.  It.   E.   LEMON, Manager.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Ymir, Rockland, Golden Horn, Mugwump, anil Robertson  Fraction mineral claims, situate iu the Nelson Mining  Division of West Ivootenay District, and located on the  northwest fork of Wild Horse creek, a tributary of  Salmon River.  Take notice that I, Charles A. Stocss. of Kaslo, British  Columbia, acting as ngent for Joseph l'itre, free miner's  certilicate No: (>S,2!)li, Jerome l'itre. free miner's certilicate No. T'.,!t/)2. Oliver Blnir, free miner's certificate No.  (iii.llti, and Richard B. Wood, free miner's certilicate No.  _>.">,Go", intend sixly days from the date hereof, to apply to  the mining recorder for certilicates of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of tiie above  claims. And further take notice that action, under section .'17, must be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements. CHARLES A. STOESS.  Dated, this 1st day of January, 1S!)7. |Jan 9th |  "of  Notice   of Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  llliOADVIKW .MIXI.I.AI. CI. M.MS,  .SI'd'ATK   IX   Till.   TUOUT  1. -ICK MIXING DIVISION Ol-' WKST ICOO'IKXAY   niSTItlCT,  (I.N TIIK XOK'I'II SIDK Ol'' TUOL'T l.A ICK, WKST KOOTKNAY  ��� I.ISTI.KT,  AND    IIHINCI   A  SOL'TII ICHI.V    KXTKXSJON   OT  TIIK  IIII.I.SIDK  -MINICICAI. CLAIM.  Take notice that I, Charles Molson, acting as agent for  P. M. Walker, free miner's certilicate No. Ol.nl'A. intend  (iO days from tho'dato hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a ccrtilicale of improvements for lhe purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice thai action, under section A7. must  be coiiimenced before lhe i-suanco of such eerlillcilo of  improvements. CHARLES MOLSON'.  Dated, this Kith day of November. ISilli.        (Dec. l'llh.]  MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION OF THE  Hall Exploration of British Columbia,  THE COMPANIES ACTS, \m TO 18!*..  ('(IMl'ANV   I.I.MITI.D   1IV SIIAKI-.S.  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate  of  Notice  of  Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  Ol'.D SONOMA Ml.N'I.I.AI. CLAIM, SITCATK IN TIIK TUOL'T  I .A ICK MININO DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DIS-  TIIIOT. AliOUT TIIKKK .MILKS FIIIIM TIIK KOIJICS OK  TIIK I'l'I'KU I.AI.DO ItlVKlt, AND A SOl'TIIKKLY K.\'~  TKXSIOX  OK TIIK  IIHOA DVIKW  MIXKI-AL CLAIM.  Take notice that 1, Charles Molson, acting iu my own  behalf, and as agent for William Caldwell, Harry IIop-  good. and Itoberl Klson. free miner's certilicates No.  75,1520, 5S.211, (i'.'JIIO. and (iL',(i:��l intend 50 days from the  date hereof, lo apply to the mining recorder for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claim.1 And further take  notice that action, under section 1.7, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  CHARLES MOLSON.  Dated, this lflth day of November, lS'Jti. [Dec. l.!lli.|  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice that C. If. Ellacotl acting as agent for the  Ciopher Gold Mining Company; Limited Liability, has  filed the necessary papers and made application; for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim ."Gopher,"  situated in tho Trail Creek mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, must file  their objections with me within GO days from the date of  the first publication of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.       N. KITCSTUBBS, Government Agenl.  Dated, Nelson. B. C, January lib, 1897. [Jan. 9thl  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice that John Johnson has tiled the necessary  papers and made application for a crown grant in favor  of the Vcnctin Boy .Mineral claim, situated in the Nel-  sc n mining.division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants (if any) must file.their objections With  me within (iO days from the date of the lirst appearance  of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette. Dated  at Nelson, li. C, December 2S. ISflt.. IJanuary ->n&.\  X. FITZSTUBBS, Government Agent.  Private, Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will bo made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia at its next session for an act to amend the "Lillooet, Eraser River & Cariboo Gold Fields, Limited, Act  IS!)!.," by giving power to the company to amend its articles and memorandum of association from time to time  as the company may doom necessary.  McPJIILLIPS, WOOTTOX &  BARNARD.  Solicitor for the Applicants.  Dated at Victoria, R. C. December2'Jth. 18��i.   |Jan.!)th|  Private  Bill  Notice.  Notice is hereby given that the Alberta Railway and  Coal Company will apply to parliament at its next session for an act to revive lhe powers given to it under ,1'A  Victoria. Chapter80, andoo-nG Victoria, Chapter 111), parliament of Canada, to extend and operate its railway  from Lothbridgo to Hope or some other point in British  Columbia by way of Fort Macleod and through the Crow's  Nest. Pa��s, and giving it power also to build and operate  from some point on Slocan  branch lines and. a railway  lake to Rossland and Trail.  A. FERGUSON, Solicitor  Dated, Nelson, December 22nd. 189G.  for  Applicants.  I Dec. 20th.  Private Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made at  the next sitting of the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia for an act incorporating a company for tlie purpose of establishing water works and  supplying water for mining, domestic, manufacturing,  tire, power and other purposes to the inhabitants of the  town of Nelson and its vicinity, and to lay pipesand erect  Humes for the conveyance and supply thereof; the water  lobe obtained from Anderson creek, near the town of  Nelson aforesaid : and for all the other necessary rights,  powers and privileges as arc incidental or conducive to  the attainment of the above objects.  A. Al A IN WAR I NO-JOHNSON.  Solicitor for Applicants.  Dated, at Nelson, B. C, this l!)th day of December, 1S9...  Private Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will he made  to the Legislative Assembly of the province of Hritish  Columbia at its next session for an act to amend the  Consumers (Nelson) Water Works Act, 1892, by increasing Ihe borrowing powers of the Company and hy amending the tarill' of charges authorized by section II of Ihe  said act, to enable the company to charge consumers a  rate proportionate to the nature of the business of lhe  consumers and the purpose for which such water is consumed, and lo enforce pay ment of such rates.  McPIIILLIPS, WOOTTON. K   BARNARD.  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 2;.th day of January, 1897. IJan. :��i|  Application   for   Timber    License.  Notice is hereby sriven. that thirty (lays after date. I  shall apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for a special license to cut and carry away timber from  the following desc ibed lands: Commencing al a post on  tlie north side of La France creek, Kootenay lake, about  two and one-half miles from its mouth, and marked "Ole  Anderson's N. W. po..l," thence running southerly across  said creek one-half mile more or less, thence running  eii-ilorly three miles more or le-s. thence running northerly one-half mile more or less, thence running westerly  three miles to the point of commencement, containing hy  admeasurement 9l!D acres more or los-i.  OLE ANDERSON*.  Dated at Nelson, B.C.. December I9lh. 189G.   [Feb. titlil  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  The partnership heretofore existing between Jamo- A.  Gilker and Francis B. Wells, doing a gent's furnishing  business at Revelstoke and Nelson, Hritish Coluiu'iin.  under the linn name of Gilker & Wells, has this day been  dissolved bv mutual consent.      FRANCIS H. WELLS,  Witnesses: .1. A. GILKER.  It. It. Morm.Ai:.  liOIIKKT A. RlCNWII'IC.  Dated. Nelson, British Columbia, January Kllli, |N!I7.  Application   for   Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will, at I be  expiration of IU) days, apply to the stipendiary magisli-ite  of West Kootenay districl. for a license to sell liipior at  retail at the Riverside hotel at Salmo. H. C.  WILLIAM THOMAS HE.VDLE.  Dated, January IK'rd, 1H97. [Jan. :W'Ui|  Anne Mineral Claim, situate in llie Illecillewaet Mining  Division of West Kootenay District, and Located  about three and a half miles east of Illecillewaet, and  about I nil feet from the railway track north.  Take notice that I. Prank Stillman Harnard. acting on  behalf of the Lillooet Fraser River & Cariboo Gold  Fields, Limited, free miner's- certificate No. 89,018. issued at New Westminster on October .'.1st, IS!M!, intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further lake notice thai action, under section 117, musl he  commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements. 1<\ S. BARNARD.  Dated, (his 12th day of January, 1S97. |.litn. 23rd]  Notice  of  Application   for   Certificate   of  , Improvements.  ALPHA MINK1.AL CLAIM. SITl'ATK IN TIIK TUOUT I.AKK  MIXING   DIVISION   OK   WKST   KOOTKNAY   DISTKICT, ON  <;i-KAT noi.thkhn moi-.ntain. on a i'akai.i.kl lkdok  TO 'I'lIK   l.'KKAT XOKTIIKliX    I.KDfiK,   AMI   SOUTH KULV  KXTKNSION OK 'I'lIK NOUT1IKI.N LUillT M INKItAl. CLAIM.  Take notice that I. Charles Molson. acting as agent for  Reginald N'orfhall-Liiurie, free miner's certilicate No.  (i(.,S7l. issued at Rossland on May 2Sth. 189... intend sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice Ihat action, under section ;I7. must  be commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of  improvement". , CHARLES MOLSON.  Dated, this2lih day of December, 189G. |Dcc. 2lith.J  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Cl'I'TKI. I-l.ACTION .MINICIMI. CLAIM. SITL'ATK IN TIIK  TliOUT I.AKK MININO DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAY  DISTItlCT, AND J_OL'ATK�� ON TIIK CI.I.A'I' NOUTIII'I.'N  I.KIX.K.  AIIOL'T SIX  .Ml l.l_."   KI.O.M  TUOUT   I.AICK CITY.  Take nolice that I. Charles Mol .on, acting as agent for  Edgar A. Bennett, free miner's certilicate" No. 8:).(ir>2, issued at New Westminster on November ,'ird, IS.II', intend  sixty days from Ihe dale hereof, to apply to lhc mining  recorder for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further take notice that action, under section ''7, inuM  he commenced before the issuance of such ccrtilicale of  improvements. CHARLES MOLSON.  .   Dated, this 21th day of December, ISilli. |Doe. 2(i(h.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  .SICIKK KI.A.TION MINKItAL CLAIM, SITUATK IN TIIK TltOl'T  I.AICl: MININC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTUKT.  AXIl LOCATKD OX TIIK (HJKAT NOT1IKISN LK.I.OI., AUOL'T  SIX  MILKS  I'liOM  TUOTT   LUCK CITY.  Take notice that, I, Charles Molson, acting as agent for  the l-'raser River fc Cariboo Gold Fields, Limited, free  miner's certilicate No. 89,018, issued at New Westminster  on October :.I.-t, ISilli, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply lo the mining recorder for a certilicate  of improvements, I'or the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim. And further take notice that  aclion, under section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  CHARLES MOLSON.  '  Dated, this 21th day of December, 1S9G. [Dec. 2Glh.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements. :  LANARK MINKItAl. CLAIM. .SITL'ATK IX TIIK II.I.KC'ILLKWAKT  M1XIXC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTItlCT, AND  LOCATKD ON TIIK NOIiTII SIDK OK TIIK II.I.KCII.I.KWAI.T  IIIVKH. AND COVI.I.S TIIK OltOL'XD DKKI.KD IIY TIIK  DOMINION OOVKUN'MKNT IX 1890 TO TIIK SKLKIItIC MIX-  IXC! COMPANY, AXI) KNOWN AS 'I'lIK I.ANAItlC MINKIIAL  CLAIM. c  Take notice that I, Frank Stillman Barnard, free  miner's certificate No. 8S,()92. issued at New Westminster on tlie 17th day of October, 1S90, acting as agenl  for and on behalf of the Lanark Consolidated Min-  ing & Smelting Company, Limited, flee miner's certificate Xo. 58.21G. issued at Illecillewaet ou March 2Gth, 1S!W.  intend sixty days from the (late hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section .'.7.  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. F. S. BARNARD.  Dated, this 21��t day of December. ISilli. |I)cc. 2Glh.|  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate' of  CLII'I'K.lt KKACTION MINKItAL CLAIM, SI'I'I'A'I'K IN I'lIK  TUOUT LAICK MININC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY  DISTItlCT, AND LOCATKD OX TIIK OltKAT XOItTI! KltN  LKDOK, AIIOI'T SIX MILKS KltOM TltOl'T   I.AICK CITY.  Take notice that I. Charles Molson, acting as agent for  the Lillooet Fraser River & Cariboo Gold Fields. Limited,  free miner's certilicate No. Si'.liIS. issued at New Westminster on October 81st, 1S9G. intend sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate ' of improvements, for the 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 certilicate of improvements'.  ' CHARLES MOLSON.  Dated, this2lth day of December, lS9(j.r '       [Dec. 2(.tli.|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Klorian Fractional Mineral Claim, situate iu the Illecillewaet Mining Division of West Kootenay District, and  located about three and a (|iinrter miles cast of Illecillewaet Station, and immediately east of Mtiir's tunnel on the Canadian Pacific Railwav  Take notice that I, Frank Stillman Marra d. acting on  behalf  of the   Lillooet   Eraser River ,Sc  Cariboo Gold  Fields, Limited, free miner's certilicate No. S9,(US, issued  at Now Westminster on October 31st. 1S9G. intend sixty  days from  the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.    And  further fake notice that action, under section 37, musl he  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. !���'. S. BARNARD.  Dated, this 12th day of January. 1897. [Jan. 23nl|  Notice   of  Application   for  Improvements.  Certificate   of  TIIK KltlX MINKItAL CLAIM, SITCATK IN TIIK SLOCAN MIX-  IXC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTItlCT, AND  LOCATKD  NKAIt   ItOIIKItTSON  CItKKK.  Take notice that we, Joseph Saultcr, free miner's certificate No. IW.II2I, and Duncan Graham, free miner's certilicate No. (il.'.ill!. intend sixty days after the date hereof,  to apply to tlie mining recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. Ami further lake notice that ael ion.  under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of  such certilicate of improvements.  JOSEPH .SAI'LTER.  DI.'NCAN (iRAIIAM.  I)iil.oiiL_111isjillii (lay ofj.eoomber. I89G. [.Inn. 2nd.J  Notice   of  Application   for  Certificate   of  Improvements.  Lady Jane Mineral Claim, situate iu the Slocan mining  Division of West Koolenay District, and adjoining the  town of Cody.  Take notice thai I, A. S. Fnrwell. acting as agent for  Arthur H. Buchanan, free miner's certificate Xo. 73.9.S3,  and James M. Dunn, free miner's cert ilicate No. 73,9.">:.,  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply lo lhe  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining n crown grant of lhe above  claim. And further lake not ice t hat. aclion, under section 37. musl be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements. A. S. FARWELL.  Dated, this llitli day of November, I.S.H.. |.lan. 9th|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  oi  iu  ll.ll'SIU'ltli MINKItAL CLAIM. SITl'ATK IX Till. TUOIVI'  I.AKK MININli DIVISION (IK WKST ICIKITI-.NA V DISTItlCT.  AND LOCATKD ON TIIK OltKAT NOItTIIKIIN LKDOK. IIKINII  A SOI'TIIKISLY KXTKNSION OK I'lIK III D SONOMA MINKItAL CI. MM.  Take notice that I, Charles Molson, free miner's cerfll-  cale No. 7i��.li2n, issued at Troul Lake on  ISIKi, Intend sixly days from the date hereof, to apply lo  the mining recorder for a (ert ilicate of improvements,  for the purpose nf obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice Ihat, action, under Miction !<7, musl be commenced before tin; issuance of such  certificate of improvements.        CHARLES MOLSON.  Dated, this 24l.li day of December. 189.'.. JDi.e. 26t.li.|  1. The name of the Company is tlie "Hall Eni-loiia-  TION OK HltlTISII ('ol.l.'MUIA, Ll.MITKD."  2. The Registered Ollice of the Company will  he situ-  -atc in England.  3. ��� The objects for whicli  the Company is established  are:  (a)   To institute, enter into, carry on, assist or purtici-  palc  in  financial,  commercial,  mercantile,  induslral,  iiianur'aeuiring, mining, and other businesses,  works,  contracts, and underiaKiiigs; and financial operations  of all kinds in British Columbia or elsewhere,  (bl   To undertake and carry on any business transaction  or operation  commonly  undertaken or carried on bv  llnaiicici's.  promoters of  companies,  hankers,  under-  wrilcrs, coiieessioui'ires, contractors   for  public and  other works'.'capitalisls or merchants, and lo carry on  any other husiuc.-s  which  may seem to  the Company  capable of being conveniently can ied on iu connection  wilh any of the objects of tiie Company, or which mav  be thought calculated directly or indirectly to enhance  the value of or render profitable any cf the Company's  property or righis:  (c)   To promote, acquire, construct, equip, maintain, improve, work, manage, or control, or aid in or subscribe  toward-    the   promotion,' ac<tui-ition,    construction,  equipment, maintenance, improvement, working, management or control of works, undertakings and* operations of ail kinds, both public and private.and in particular roads, tramways, railways, telegraphs, telephones,  cables, ships,  lighters,   harbors, piers, docks,   quays,  wharves,  warehouse.-, bridges,  viaducts, acquectuets,  reservoirs, embankments, waterworks, water-courses,  canals, flumes,  irrigations, drainage, sawmills, crushing-nulls, smelting  works, iron, steel, ordnance, engineering and implement works,  hydraulic works, gas  and electric lighting, elecirical works,  power supplv,  quarries, collieries,   coke  ovens, foundries,  furnaces,  factories, carrying  undertakings by land and  water,  fortifications,  markets, exchanges," minis, public and  private buildings, newspapers and publication establishments, breweries, wineiies, distilleries, hotels, residences, stores, shops, and places of amusement, recreation or instruction, whether for the purpose of the Company, or for sale or hire to, or in ret urn for any con.-id-  orntion from, any other companies or persons:"  (d) To seaich for, prospect, examine and explore mines  and ground supposed to contain minerals or precious  stones, and to search for and obtain information wilh  regard, to mines, mining claims, mining districts and  localities; to purchase, lake on lease or concession,  or otherwise acquire, for any int.ere.-f therein, and to  hold, sell, dispo-e of and deal with lands or hereditaments of any tenure, gold, silver, copper, lead, tin,  quicksilver, iron, stone, coal, or other mines, mining,  water, timber, and other rights, and generally and  property supposed lo contain minerals or precious  stones of any kind, and undertakings connecled there-  wit b; to explore, work, exercise, develop, finance, and  turn to account the same: to search for. win. quarry,  assay, erii.-h. wash, dress, reduce, amalgamate, smelt,  refine, and prepare for market., metalliferous quartz and  ore, and other mineral and metal substances and precious stonos. and for this purpose to buy. or otherwise  acquire, buildings, plant, machinery, implements, appliances, and tools: io buy. sell, manipulate, export, and  deal in ores, minerals, and metals'of all kinds, and  precious stones: and generally to institute, cuter inlo,  carry on, assist, or participate in any mining, and metallurgical operations and undertakings connected  therewith:  (e) To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, exchange, turn to account, dispose of and deal in real and  ' personal property of all kinds, and in particular lands,  buildings, hereditaments, business concern-and undertakings, mortgages, charges, annuities, patents, patent  rights, copyrights, licenses, securities, grants, charters,  concessions, leases, contracts, options, policies, book  debts and claims, and any interc-l in real or personal  property, and any claims against such property, or  against any persons or company, and lo finance and  carry on any business concern or undertaking so acquired:  (f) To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, manipulate, exchange, turn to account, dispose of and deal in  agricultural, plantation, forestal, fishing, and trading  rights: and iu all or any products of farms, plantations,  forests, fisheries, and lhe earth, including animals,  grain, provisions, fruits, wines, spirits, eotlon. wool,  silk, fibres, tobacco, collee, tea, sugar, timber, rubber,  oils, chemicals, explosives, drugs. dye-stuU's. nitrates,  petroleum, bullion, copper, lead, tin, quicksilver, iron,  coal, stone, and merchandise and commodities of all  kinds, cither for immediate or future delivery, and  whether in a crude state or manufactured, or "partly  manuiactured or otherwise; and to advance monev at  interest upon the security of all or any such products,  merchandise and commodities: and to carry on'business as merchants, importers and exporters:  (g) To transact and carry on all kinds of agency and  commission business, and in particular io collect  moneys, royalties, revenue, interest, rents nnd debts: to  negotiate loans: to find investments; and to issue and  place shares, stocks, bonds, debentures, debenture  slocks or securities:  lb)   'I'o subscribe   for,  purchase or otherwise  acquire,  hold. sell, exchange,  dispose of and ���"deal  in   shares,  stock,  bonds, debentures,-debenture stock or obligations of any company, whether British, colonial, or foreign, or of any authority, supreme, municipal, local or  otherwise:  (i)   'I'o guarantee the  payment of money secured'bv or  payable under or in  respect of bonds, debentures', debenture .slock, contracts,  mortgages, charges, obligations and securities of.any company, whether British,  colonial, or foreign, orof any authority, supreme, municipal. locaI.orothcrwi.se, or of any persons whomsoever,  whether corporate or unincorpornto:  (j)   To guarantee the title to or .quiet enjoyment of'prop-  erty either absolutely or subject to uny qualifications or.  conditions, and to guarantee companies or persons interested or about lo become interested in any properly  against, any loss/actions, proceedings, claims,  or demands iu re-peel of any insufficiency or imperfection or  deficiency of title, or in respect, of'anv incumbrances,  burdens, or outstanding rights:  (kl   To furnish and provide deposits and guarantee funds  required in relation to any tender or application for anv  contract,  concession,, decree, enactment,  property or  privilege, or in relation to the carrying out of anv contract, concession, decree, or enactment:  (I)   fi'cncrally to carry on and  transact evcrv kind of  guarantee business, and to undertake obligations of  every kind and description, and  also to undertake and  execute trusts of all kinds:  (ml   To receive moneys, securities and valuables of all  kinds on  deposit, at interest or otherwise, or for safe  custody, and  generally to carry on  the business of a  Safe Deposit Company:  (a)   To lend  money lo'such  parlies and  on such terms,  with or without security, as may seem expedient, and  iu particular to customers of, and persons naving dealings with the'Company: and toguarantoe the performance of contracts by members of. or companies or persons having dealings with, the Company; and to draw,  .accept, endorse, discount,  issue, buy. sell  nnd deal  in  .bills of exchange, -promissory   notes, drafts,  bills of  lading, cupons. warrants and other negotiable instruments,  and buy. sell,  and deal  in  bullion, specie and  coin:  (ol   'I'o borrow or raise money for the purposes of the  Company in such manner anil upou such terms as may  seem expedient, and lo secure the repayment thereof Irredeemable or irredeemable bonds, debentures, or debenture stock, '(such bonds, debentures and debenture  stock being made payable to bearer or otherwise, and  issuable or payable   cither at par or at. a premium or  discount), or  liy  mortgages, scrip certificates, bills of  exchange or promissory notes, or by any other instrument or in sueli ot her ma oner us may be determined, and  for any such purposes lu charge all  or any part of the  the property of the Company, both present and future,  including its uncalled capital: and lo allot  the Shares  of the Company, credited  as fully  or  partly  paid   up,  or bonds, debentures. ,,i' debenture stock issued bv the  Company, as the whole or purl, of the purchase 'price  I'or any properly purchased by I he Company, or for any  valuable consideration,  (pi   To make dniint ions to such persons nnd in .-uch cases,  and cither of ca.-h or other assets, as may be thought  directly or indirectly  conducive to  anv of the Company's   objects,  or otherwise expedient": and   lo  subscribe orgiuirniilt-c money for charitable or benevolent  objects, or for any exhibit ion. or any public, general or  olher object:  lip   To enter into any arrangement with any government,  or authorities supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,  and to obtain from any such government or nuthoritv  any rights, concessions, charters, and privileges whicli  may be thought conducive to the Company's objects,  or any of I hem :  (rl   To purchase or otherwise acquire and  undertake all  or any part <>( lhc business, properly nr goodwill and  liabilities of uny company, corporation, society, partnership or  persons ciinying on, or about   lo carry on,  any  business  which  this Company   is   autbori/cil   to  carry on, or  which is in any  respect similar to  the objects of  this  Company, or  which   is  capable of  being  conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit   this  Company, or possessed of properly deemed suitable for  the purposes of  1 his Company, and   loonier  into partnership or into any ariangemeiit   with   respect  to  the  sharing of profits, union  of interest-or amalgamal ion.  reciprocal  concession or  co-operation, cither in   whole  or   hi    pari,   with  any   such   company. ' corporation,  sociciy. purluer-liip or persons:  (si    To  dispose  of  by   -; Ic, h-.i-c,   underlease, exchange,  surrender,  mortgage,  or o:hcru i-e. nh-olutcly. conditionally, or I'or any iimited inl ere-t.a II ornnv pa'rt of tlie  iiiidrrlnkiiig. properly, rights, or privilege-of  the company  as  a   going concern, or otherwise, to uny public  body, cnuipnii.., society, or association, or  to any  person or persons, for such consideration as Ihe ('oinpauv  may think  lil : and  in particular for anv stock, shares,  debeuliirc.-, scciiril ic-, or other propert'v  of anv other  company:  III    To promote or form, or a.s-isl iu I lie promotion or formation of any other com p my or com panics, either for  Ihe purpose of acquiring, working, or otherwise dealing  with all or any of lhe property, rights, and liabilities of  this Company, or any  properly   iu  whicli   this   ('oin  pany is interested, or for any other purpose, with power  , to assist such company or companies bv paving or contributing towards the preliminary expenses, or providing the whole or part of the capital l hereof, or by taking  or subscribing for shares, preferred, ordinary or deferred, therein, or by lending money thereto upon delieii-  lures. securities, property or otherwise : and further to  pay out.-of the funds of the Company all expenses of  and incident to tlie formation, registration,advertising,  and establishment of this or anv other company: and id  lhe issue and subscription of the .-hare or loan capital,  including brokerage and commissions for obtaining up-  plica! ions for, or placing or'guaranlccing the placing of  lhe shares or any debentures, debenture stock, orother  securities, of this or anv other compaiiv; and also all  expenses al lending ihe issueof any circiilnror notice, or  the printing, stamping and circulating of proxies or  forms to he filled up by the members of this, or connected wilh this or any other company; and to undertake  the^managementand secretarial or other work, duties,  and business of any company on such terms as mav be  'determined,  (ul 'I'o obtain, or in any way assist'in obtaining, n'nv  provisjonal order, or act of parliament, or otlicr necessary authority for enabling this or anv ot her company  to carry any of its objects inlo cited" or for effecting  any modification of this or any other company's constitution; to procure this or any oilier coinpa'nv to lie  legalized, registered, or incorporated,' if ncces'sai'V, in  accordance with Ihe laws of any country or stnie in  which it may, or may propose to carry on 'opera I ions ;  In open and keep a colonial or foreign register, or registers, of this or any olher company in any Hritish colony  or dependency, or iu any foreign eounlry. and to allocate any milliner of shares in tin's or any other company  to such register or registers,  (v)   To distribute any of the  property or assets of the  Company among the members in specie or otherwise:  (w)   To do all or any of-the above things'iu tiny part of  the globe, cither a.-   principal.,,   agents,   can'trnctors.  trustees, or otherwise, and either alone, or iu conjunction with others, and either by or through agents,'subcontractors, trustees or otherwise: with power to appoint  a  trustee or trustees, personal  or corporate, to  hold any property on  behalf of the company, and lo  allow  any   property  to   remain outstanding* in such,  trustee or trustees,  (x)   To do all such other things as are incidental or mav  bethought conducive to the attainment of flic above  objects or any of them, and so that the word "Company ' iu this  Memorandum, when applied otherwise  than to this Compaiiv shall  be deemed to include any  partnership or oilier body of persons, whether corporate  or uniiicorporate. and whether domiciled in llie United  Kingdom or elsewhere, and the objects specified in each  of Ihe paragraphs of this Memorandum shall he regarded us independent objects and accordingly shall be in  no wise limited or restricted (except  where otherwise  expressed in such paragraph) by reference to the objects indicated in any other paragraph, or the name of  the Company. Inn  may be carried out  in as full and  amnio a manner, and construed in as wide a .-ense as if  each of the said paragraphs defined the objects or" a so|.-  arale, distinct, and independent company.  I.   The liability of the members is limited,  a.   The original capital of lhc Company is .HloO.iK.ll di\ i-  ded into 15(i,lKl(l shares of fcl each, and power i.s reserved  lo consolidate and divide the capital into shares of larger  or smaller amount than lhc existing shares, or to convert  the paid   up shares into slock: also power lo increase  such capital, and to issue any capital, whether original or  increased, or ordinary, preference, guaranteed, or deferred shares, wit li such olher rights, privileges, or conditions attached thereto as the general  meeting authorizing such  increase of capital  may (having regard lo the  regulations for the lime being of the Company) prescribe.  The time of the existence of the Company is unlimited.  The registered oflicc of the Company in Hritish Columbia i-in the town of Nelson, B.C.. which town is also the  principal  place of busines- of the Company in lhe province.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  Tf]e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson aqd Rossland, ar^d  Spokane ar\d Rcss!artd.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave'  7:00 a.m...  10:.'_0 a. m .  !l:00 a. in...   SI'OK-ANK...   ROSSLAND..   NKLSON....  Arrive  ..7:f-0 p. m.  ..3:2s p. m.  ..5:20 p. in."  Passengers for .(Cottle River and Boundary Creek connect at Jlarcus with stage daily.  Columbia & Kootenay Branch  CANADIAN    PACIFIC  ���No. 3 | No. 1  STATIONS  RAILWAY.  No.2|'Xo.t  17:00  17:15  17:.'.0  17:oo  18:15  11:30 Leave  ..Nelson  Arrive 11:15  0:15     ��� .   ...... ICoolcnav     ,,11:10  10:00    .ii.    ..Fortv-nine Creek..     .-     I.'I:I5  10:25  Slocan        ���    i:):02  11:15Arrive ..... liobson Leave 12:30  21:15  21:1-0  20:15  20:20  l.l:."0  Trains Xos. 1, 2, ,'i, aud I run Tuedays, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects with steamer for Trail Creek.  No. 3 connects with steamer for Ai rowhead.  No. 2 awaits arrival of steamer from Arrowhead.  ; No. I awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creek.-  Close connection at Nelson with steamers to and from  lake points. , <  J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  DAILY SERVICE.  Leave  8:00 a.  m.   Kaslo    An VC3.50  p. in.  ir  8:.'��*a.  m.   South Fork   ���       3:15  p. in.  il  9:31) a.  in.   .Sproulo's ..... .  ti       2:15  p. in.  ti  9:51 a.  in.   Whitewater   .     .. ,-   2:0C  p. in.  H  10:03 a.  in   Hear Lake   i.        LIS  p. in.  il  i0:ISa.  m  .  ... McGuigiin ..   .'    i,        1:33  p. in.  M  1(1:30 a.  m.   Bailey's   ii        1:21  p. in.  11  10:3!) a.  m.    Junction   ��� '    1:12  p. in.  Arrive  10:50 a.  in.   Sandon   Lca\ e  1:00  p. in.  1  t. W. HKYAN. Supei  intendent.  1  tOBEltT IRVING, Ti  atlic Manager.  International Navigation & Trading  Co.,  l,I.MITI.!>,  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER, B. C.  WINTER SERVICE, I8S6-97.  This Company's new steamer International leaves Ivaslo  7:30 a.m. for Ainswortli, Pilot Hay, Balfour, and Nelson  Kcturiiing, leaves Nel-on 3:30 p.m. on all week days.  G. F. 1IAYWAKD. Master.  JAMES  WAL'CIL Purser.  W. J. G.JDICKSON  _R_E__A_:i__,   ESTATE  -A.:isr_D oo-MI-miissio.n' ^.cs-iiiasra:  :&/__:i.isriing- b_ro*k:"e_"r,  HEALEY BLOCK. BAK EU STP.EET. NELSON. ,  FOR SALE.  Several  valuable business sites on  Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all  rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  BUILDING  LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. .1. (��. Dickson local agent for  Addition A to the townsite of Nel-on, intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  K. V,. INNES.  VICTORIA ASSAY OFF.G  28 Broad Street. Victoria, B.C.  Cold  Silver .  Lend...  Copper  ,.��i on  I on  .   I no  .  2 on  Cold and Silver .    ..  Lead and Silver   Copper. Silver. Cold  $1 .*,0  . 1 50  .   3 (XI  Other metals on application. All samples to be sent  carriage paid and clearly inaikcd. and to be advised by  letter enclosing charges.  war .nrs-,1  r.i''"*."!1,'1  |'i:��'V-��l  ki  *���*���? l^'v*^.  ����� *. V"' ,':  _���"._.���:!�����_'_?  fc.,a$4,A_*i  ���I ** ''__���.���?���  i..    ..'.:, rii  rilR  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B. C, SATURDAY,   KfeBT-UJAHY ��,  ISO]  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  John i'aterson of lhe steamer A ins worth  is in Dundee, Scotland, lie writes a  friend in Xelson that . Kootenay i.s much  talked about, and that the people of Dun-'  dee are willing to' inve-l in our mines',  provided good properties are offered them.  YV. JI. Brandon of Brandon, Slocan dis-  , trict, was in Nelson this week on his way  to (.ut.lr.ih, Ontario. He estimates (lie  population of Brandon nnd Slocaii-Cily  iind the m miner country tributary to the  two town's at 0(10. ,,,  , 1\. I��. Athert'on, the pioneer mei'ehant  of Sandon, srartcil east this week. When  he'reaches New Brunswick the people oi"  lliiit pioviuee will htivo a chance to put  some of their .surplus money in gilt-ed^u  ���' mitiin^ stock.  Olof Lund of Spokane lias leased Mvs.  .Mellette's interest in the Kootenay hotel,  Nelson. _\Ir. Lund is one of Ihe solidest  men iu the hotel business in Ivootenay.  Hugh McDonald, who litis been working  a claim near Fish lake, Slocan district for  the last four years, reports tho snowfall-  ��� in that section as a good ileal less than in  former years: the depth now being about  one'halt' what it was last year.  Captain FU/.stiibbs has obtained a leave  of absence for two months, and will probably go east to obtain treatment for his  eyes, which have; been troubling him  much of late.. During his absence, it is  likely that \V. .J. t'oepel will be acting j  gold commissioner and government agent, i  K. C. Senklci'. who for several months j  has been in the law oflicc of J. II. Howes, j  has passed his iinal examination at [  Victoria. ���  j  A. G. Fraser of Ixosshuul, litis cast in his i  lot with the Ainswortli district. He litis j  secured employment with T. M. Gibson on i  the Black Diamond. !  The old reliable steamer Nelson,  that j  has balloted waves, bucked  ice, and  bun- I  ted wharves for five yetirs, is believed  to I  be not only the staunchest vessel alloat  .   ���on Ivootenay  lake,  but the .speediest tis \  ���   well.    Passengers who came flown on   her !  on Monday morning last, report that she  easily sailed away Irani the International,  a boat wliose building  was not superintended by an "amateur."  J. Fred Hume left Nelson for Victoria  Tuesday, and if he meant what he said on  leaving, the present will be the last session of parliament thai he will attend.  lie claims "that a business man has no  business to neglect his own business in  order to attend to. the business of other  people. M. Hume, evidently, is not a  politician.  '"Bob" Jackson of Ivaslo, has returned  from a trip to his old home in Ontario.  !Ix reports the section in which he was as  very quiet.  Nick Jerry, who located the Paris Belle  mineral claim at Hossland, over which  there litis been considerable litigation  through which chief justice Davie had an  opportunity to rentier an opinion that  was directly contrary to tluit of every  opinion rendered by learned judges oil  the Pacilio coa.st in like casus:, w;ls in Nelson this week. Nick has located seven  claims on Quarl/. creek, in the Salmon  river section of the Nelson miningdivision,  tind will mine and run'a.small store until  he can make a satisfactory sale.  'When the case against Louis Vausereau.  charged with appropriating funds belonging to the estate of the Sloean Store company,-was called before justices McArthiir  and Sandilands on Friday, the accused  did not appear and the justices ordered  his bail for $500 escheated. Vausereau  was formerly manager of the Sandon  ���'branch of the Slocan Store company, and  is now supposed to be somewhere on the  main line of the Canadian Pacific railway.  Vausereau's bail was fixed in two sureties  of $2.50 each, his own bond being accepted  for $250, and that.of Bruce White of Sandon, for $250.  On Thursday, to  the  wife of Sherman  Eastman was born, a daughter.  Steve While of Virdoii. Manitoba has  made arrangements for the leasing of the  Nelson House for a period of five yetirs.  ��� -'While will purchase the furnishings of  the house outright. .Beingaman of means  he will endeavor to make the Nelson one  of Nelson's best hotels.  W. A. Crane was in Nelson on 'Friday,  on his way down from the Arrow Lakes  country, where he has been looking-tit  some likely mineral claims. Mr. Crane  .was once one of Nelson's leading citizens,  but now he is only a mining expert' of  liossland.  I_.:.rly Thursday morning II. (.. Neelands  tind Miss Bella Whittct weve married by  Rev. George M.ordon. (ieorge tind his  bride left the same morning; fur California  whore they will spend a two-months  honeymoon.  Tlie Kootenay house will be opened this  evening under the new management of  Olof Lund.  lie v. A. B. Winchester of Victoria will  occupy the pulpit in the Presbyterian  chui ch tomorrow.  Frank C. Gibson of The Miner staff, tind  Miss Bertha D. Burmaster, formerly of  Spokane, were married Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by  Jlev. George Morden.  SH03.T   BITS   OB*  NEWS   PROM   KASLO.  j was tl e purchaser. Bub again the nego-  j tiations tailed to ripen into a stile. These  | properties are said to be most promising.  J and it yvottld seem to be time, as they are  ! more fret|tiently reported sold than any  j other properties in the district.  I At the meeting of the city council last  ��� Saturday evening, the  old  officers   were  j appointed   for another year, and the re-  i tainer of the city solicitor fixed at $o()()  for the year.  ,.J. Fred Ritchie, formerly a resident of  Nelson, but more recently a benedict at  Hosshiud, spent Wednesday1' last in this  city.' He has become interested in Slocan  mining property tis well as in liossland  realty.  "Sandy" McLean and Ilobert F. Green  are inteiested in some claims in the immediate vicinity of the "Swede's" claims,  which are also said to preset)c some remarkable showings entirely satisfactory  to the owners.  The Ivootenay Lake Sawmill, which i.s  now shut down lor repairs, is-to have a  new upright engine and two new boilers  added to the former plant. The old en-  ,gine and boilers have been raised so as to  place them out of reach of tiny ordinary  fre.shet in the lake. There will al--n bo  added another, carriage, a lath machine,  with a capacity of 8000 per day, and a  shingle machine, which will cut: 25,000 per  day.- It is expected that- with the new  machinery, the mill will cut about 50,000  feet per day, and in connection with the  sash tind door factory,"em ploy about 70  men when running full time.  The skating carnival which was to;have  taken place on Tuesday evening has been  postponed until a later diite because of  the condition.of the ice. Jtwill come off  as soon as cold weather returns and makes  hard ice.   -  ilmi Steel fop Sale  Six tons of railway steel for  sale----all lengths from two to  thirty feet. Apply to R. E.  Lemon, room 2, Clements &  Hillyer" block, Nelson.  OJ.  e  To the brick block on the corner of Baker and  Josephine streets, and although our stock is  not yet placed in first-class order, we are open  for business and are prepared to fill all orders  promptly. Our goods are all first-class and  prices reasonable.   Call and see us.  Tliu uiidui'si^ncd bej? to imiiiouiu.u that the.v have opened  a iiiiUcy al tin: corner of Josephine mid l.titimci'  street-,, unit will be plensed to secure ;i portion of the  liiitroimgo of I he people of N'elson.    SU'TTKR & JO V.  In order to reduce certain lines  in our stock we.have  marked them at about cost  Ladies' Jackets from $10, $12, and $15, to  $7, $7, and $11  All of our winter Dress Goods at Cost  Flannelletts at 10 and 12 cents  Ladies' and Children's Underwear  All odds and ends in every department  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  u  ^olds  HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY PREPARATIONS WE CARRY IN STOCK:  Balsam Aniseed Syrup Spruce Gum White Pine Balsam Syrup Norway Pine  Syrup, Tar ,and Wild Cherry Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bochee's German Syrup  Pisco's Consumption Cure Syrup Linseed and Turpentine Allen's Lung Balsam  Cough Drops of all kinds Wampole's and Scott's Emulsions Pure Norwegian  and Lofoten Cod Liver Oils    Wine of Cod Liver Oil    Maltine with Cod Liver Oil  -     Q?emi'5t5 ar?d .Dru^ists,  Ue? Balder Street, ^15017.  Large assortment al! sizes of  Bird n  Hanging Lamps,  c_  III  S/fi  A'  $%  1  And Pocket Knives  Tabie Cutlery of ali l^inds  Full Line of Cooking Utensils  Complete Stock of  MINER'S  /\ND   BUILDERS  HARDWARE.  Dive us a Gall  Will be pleased to quote prices  Ba^er St.    Telephone 21  We intend to dispose of our stock in the next sixty days, and have bargains  i'or everybody in .Canned Goods, General Groceries, Crockery and Glassware.  Look at some of our prices:  io Tins  Peas,   Corn,   Beans,   or Tomatoes ... . $l.GO  Ogilvie's   Hungarian   Flour,   per sack     1.50  Spokakc  Flour,   " Plansifter, " per Sack     1.35  Spokane   Flour  "Dayton,"  per sack        1.25  Other goods  in  proportion  Baker Street, Nelson  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  We sell the famous Horseshoe Brand made by the Harvey  Van Norman Co. Our Kangora Shoes for Children and  Boys will outwear any other shoe made, and will never  get hard. See our Kangaroo for men. The easiest and  most durable shoe made.  Several desirable business offices and dwelling's to rent.  Customs brokerage promptly attended to.  Real estate for sale or lease in every portion of the town.  ei  \Q  COMPLETE IN EVERY LINE  Special Discounts Butter from 10 Cents up      O    .ISSJSfflWIfiJ  Corner BaKer*ahd Joseph Streets U"    U **WLItU " IU'*t-  There's a Big" Difference  Between cheap Underwear and Underwear cheap. The former  is false economy- the latter true. The) motto of some stores is  "Not how cheap but how good." TTie motto of some others is  "Not how good but how cheap." /fOur motto is "Good and  cheap." Canadian made Underwear^ like Canadian made Whisky,  are admittedly the best in   the  woifkl.     We handle nothing else.  Williamson,-*fehe-Clothi!er   Ba��T.sSo_Tet'  The F-.irly Bird  mineral claim, about a  mile above Ainswortli on  Ivootenay I.ike.  has been sold to Fnglish  parlies for $ I......  cash. The claim belonged to ,iohn "Ij.  Retailor:..-, .mrl tlie sale was affected  through W. N. Hoife of Nelson.  Last Saturday it was again reporter!  that the '".Swede's" claims! on the .south  fork of Kaslo creek had 'been sold. This  lime  it  was  said  that  Frank (..   Loring  FOOT OK  HALL .STItKKT. >.*_���_I.SOX.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned Work,  and  Office  Fittings.    Just  arrived and  in stock, a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all  sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  1  A full line of all shapes, styles, makes and prices in  Yellow, Tan, Blaek, Brown, and Gray.   Leather, Corduroy, and  Canvass.    Drop in and see them at the  P. O. Store, J. A. Gilker's, 18 and 20 Baker Street, Nelson  P. BURNS & CO.  BRANCH MARKETS   ....   ..  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainswortli District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything: in the way of fresh and cured meats.  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