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 I  Has Mines thatare 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.-  FIFTH  YEAR.-NO. 8.  ]SrELSOIST,,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY, JAXUAKV  LO,  189/.  TWO  DOLLARS  A YEAR;  BENEFITS   OF   HOMEJ   SMELTING-.  V  V  ��� ''I  Local Smelters Would ' Greatly Stimulate the  Industry Throughout the District;.  Since Till'. Tkiiu*xi-_ advocated L'-.c'plac-  \\\g ol' an export duty upon the lead con-  ' touts ol' si Ivor-lead ores, I'or the encouragement   ol'   the   smelting   of such ores  within tlie   DoininiotO'it  has  received  a  number   of   communications   upou   that  subject.    Without   exception,  these correspondents admit that great advantages  would  attend the  home-smelting oi' the  ores ol" British  Columbia, bite some question whether tho desired end could be obtained in tlie manner suggested by Tiiio  Triiu'NI'..    To these people, tlio placing oi'  an   export   duty   upon    silver-lead   ores  means   nothing   but a  new  tax  I'or  the  silver-lead   miners  to  pay.    Jn  this contention Tiiio Ti-im'NK submits that they  are mistaken.    L'nder the prevailing conditions, with respect to the ordinary Slocan ores, there is an advantage ol' about  $���'..'10  per  ton  in  the exportation ol" the  silver-lead ores as compared with the exportation of silver-lead bullion.    For this  reason Tiik Triiu'NK advocated that an  equalization be brought about by the imposition of an export duty of one-fourth  of a cent per pound upon the lead contents  of the silver-lead ores.    If this were done,  Canadian smelters would bo in as favorable a position to treat tlie Slocan ores as  are  tlio Anierican   smelters   at  present'.  The imposition of this tax would work no  hardship upon  the silver-lead   producers  of the Slocan.   There is a  lively demand  upon the part of tho  American smelters,  for the wet ores of the Slocan.    They are  required  by  tho American  smelters  for  the economic treatment of their own dry  ores, and so   great  is  this  demand  that  Anierican  smelters   are   now  practically  paying a, premium for the silver-lead ores  of the Slocan. Smelting in liritish Columbia would increase that demand, because  the Canadian smelters would bo in competition with American smelters, and this increased  competition could only work to  the advantage of the owners of silver-lead  iiii'iies.    The treatment of silver-lead ores  in  British: Columbia   would benefit mine  owners in another way-   At-present there  is   practically .no-market  for  low-grade  dry ores, and no great incentive for prospectors to search for dry ore.    Were our  smelters in a position' to treat silver-lead  ores, there  would, of necessity, be a demand   for   dry   ores,  and   that demand  would benefit the owners of dry ore mines  and induce prospectors' to search for .dry  ore.   The more men that are employed in  British Columbia the better it will be for  tlie province, and the owners of silver-  lead mines will share in the general prosperity.  ' .  The Cliff Mine Ships to Nelson. \  On Sunday two teams started hauling  ore from the Cliff mine at Rossland to the  Bed Mountain railway for shipment to  the Nelson Smelter. The Red Mountain  railway, in connection with the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard road, gave a through rate,  so that the bulk i.s not broken, and the  Cliff ore running remarkably high in copper, a very advantageous ..smelter rate is  given at Nelson, where' that particular  grade of ore is highly desirable. There is  a force of seven men engaged on the Cliff,  but this will'not be increased, as there is  sufficient .ore on the dump, and what is  taken out in the course of development is  quite sufficient to keep the teams hauling  for a long time.  Improvements Around the Slocan Star,  The Slocan Star is steadily keeping up  its shipments of 32 tons of ore per day.  Some improvements have  been made at  the mine of; late. A new bunkhouse has  been erected and the old one turned into  a boiler-house for the air compressor  plant, which will be in operation in No. 5  level in a few days. On Friday a winze  was commenced to connect No. I with No.  5 level. When the air compressor plant  is in place the work of driving in No. 5  level will be pushed along with increased  speed.   Purchased the MeVay Interest.  The McV'ay brothers have sold their  one-third interest in the Ruth group of  mines to George Alexander, of the International Trading company. This property, two-thirds of whicli was sold some  time ago to W. Forster for $10(5,000, is one  of the great shippers of the Slocan. The  price paid for the McVay interest cannot  be ascertained.  t  Another Property That Developes Well.  Williiim (..bodwin, superintendent of  the Elden Cold and Silver 'Mining company, operating in the Slocan, came down  from his work Thursday, lie- says that  he has nine men employed, and has run  203 feet of tunnel. Indications are good  of striking tlie main vein within a few  days.   London Hill Stock Sells Well.  T. G. Proctor, of the  Loudon  Hill Mining company,  was in   Kaslo during  tho  week, on his return from the coast, where I  he has been placing the stock of his company.' He reports' satisfactory .stiles, and  expects to have the whole placed within  the next three weeks, lie visited the  property, whore the work is progressing  satisfactorily.  BULLION,   MATTlfl,   AND   ORE  Shipments from the Minos and Smellora In  Southern Kootenay.  The following returns of shipments of  bullion, matte, ami ore from the mines  and smelters in southern Kootenay, since  Saturday last, were obtained from the  custom house at Nelson and' i'roin'data  furnished by the secretary of the Columbia & Ivootenay Steam Navigation Company :  I.U1_I_I0X  AND  "MATTK.  Pounds.  Trail smeller 781,7117  Hull Minus smeller, Nelson, iniiMo    HS.7UI)  OK 10. Approximate  Tons. Vulue.  Pu.vne mine Sloeiin      Hi'l) S  l.nsl, Oliunce mine SKieiin         HI  Wellington mine        l;*i  .laoI-Mjii mine. Hloenn          l;'i  Whitewater mine. Slocnn        till  Kiil.li      I.-.II  Slocim Hoy mine         Ill  Hiili.vSilver.SIoeti.il  ���    l.'i  .Slocan .Star mine. Sandon       Kill  Knlerprise mine, Slocnn        Il)  Idaho mine, Sloean        -.ill  Lo Ii'oi mine, Itosslantl        _.li(l  Heel  .Mountain, Ko^Imid         Hi  Total for week    Total so far for 1SII7       1,iiii I S-21:1.5110    2,710 $:.5I.2..7  Not Handy to the Postoffice.  Toi'l-.iCA, ICansi.as, .lanuary lt_.li, 1897.  Dear Sir: AtleasL half n dozen of us from here expect  lo K" up lo your country in a short time to eii-iugc in the  placer mining l.u.sinoas, how far would wc have to (jo  from your postollleo lo where wo could profitably mine  in that way.' Ami' can digging lie done in the winter  mouths.' Please answer me by return mail. Yours respectfully, b. II. KOJII'-IITS. ���  For the information of S. JI. Roberts  and his friends it may bo stated that, there  there is no known placer ground within a  hundred miles of Xelson that will pay  good wages during a working season.  Nine miles southwest of Nelson, on Forty-  nine creek, there is placer ground; but  the best of it has been worked .over. On  Hall creek, 12 miles south of Nelson, several claims have been worked for tho last  five years���last year's output aggregating  about $3000. Two years ago there wasa  little excitement over discoveries made on  Salmon river and its tributaries, 15 miles  to the south of Nelson; but most of the  ground then taken up has been abandoned. A few men make small pay by  ������crevicing"' on the Peud d'Orielle river,  near Waneta, 55 miles southwest of Nelson. Small pay is also made ou a few  creeks in the Trout Lake country, about  100 miles to the north of Nelson. The  totalyield of gold dust from all the placer  diggings in southern Ivootenay, for the  year LSOO, was in the neighborhood of.  $5000. This estimate does not, of course,  include the amount taken out by the  lessees of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company's ground on Forty-nine creek.  e. O. Buchanan's Retort.  To tiiio Editor ok Tiik Tkiisuxk: Your  Kaslo correspondent, with the fondness  for slander and misrepresentation familiar  and congenial to him. states "that I secured the portion of Mr, Kane's property  now in my name, with the distinct understanding tind agreement that I was to  pay all. taxes outstanding against it.".  This is false. There was no understand-'  ing or agreement in regard to the taxes,  but I. hold a deed which specifically exempts me from any liability as to taxes.  The exception to this was tho lots of the  Hotel Slocan estate upon which as assignee  I washable to pay the taxes Minder the  terms of the ground lease, and these taxes  were paid when due. He says that duiv]  ing my term iu the council, I made no effort to secure a.tax.exemption by-law for  the property of the Ivaslo Ac. Slocan railway. He is correct in this. A tax-exemption by-law was defeated in the summer  of 1805, and another could, not be introduced before the expiration of one year.  I resigned from the council three or four  months before that time had elapsed.  rout- correspondent'should confine himself to such items of tattle and scandal as  can be gleaned in the realms of his own  experience, and forbear to meddle witli  matters that do not concern him. Yours  truly, 0. O. BrciiANA.v.  Trout Lake Property.  Revelstoke Mail: It is reported that  Abrahainson Brothers have bonded their  well-known Trout Lake property, tlie  Anierican, to James Dixon of Vancouver,  for $1,000, 10 per cent down. This is a  small price for the American, which is a  very promising claim, situated on 'Maskins-  creek about four miles from the lake, tind  distant from Trout Lake City some Hi  miles. It has been partially opened,'and  there is some ore still lying on the dump -  about 12 tons. There is a good trail to  the claim from the lake, which cost considerable to put in. Dixon 'represents  some Vancouver concern which has taken  up a good many bonds in the country, and  in the American he litis got a good properly cheap.  Montezuma People in Luck.  There has been a great strike of high  grade ore on the Montezuma mine on the  south fork of Kaslo creek. The property  is owned by C. L. Webb and li. C. Hughes  of Seattle, who have been working it for  about five months with L. L. Patrick as  manager. The lower tunnel has been  driven 27(5 feet, with the result that on  the main vein they now have about IS  inches of clean ore. It was first struck on  the winze which is being sunk from the  upper tunnel at the depth of about 10  feet. They are still sinking and the clean  ore continues at a uniform thickness.  THE   INJUSTICE   RECOGNIZED.  Tho Vancouver World Admits that Kootenay  Has Nothing Like Fair Representation. -  The day when West Kootenay shall receive justice iu the matter of representation in the provincial legislature is perhaps not so distant as many of its friends  may be inclined to think. - When the  Davie administration brought down the  last redistribution bill, which divided  West Kootenay into ridings and gave the  district but two members, Tiik Tkiisuxk  denounced it as unfair. Tho subsequent growth of the district has made the  injustice more apparent'. Tiik TiunrxK  contends that the district should have  five 'members, and it is encouraging "to  see tho Vancouver World come around  almost to Tiik Tkii:i*xi-:',s view of the  question.    Jn a recent issue it sa5rs:  "Our belief is that western Ivootenay is  too unwieldly to be looked after by a  couple of gentlemen, no matter how devoted they may be to the interests of  their constituents. The interests of southern Kootenay are not indention! with  those of tho northern part of the district.  In fact there is no similarity between  either south, centre or northern ivootenay, hence the desirability of a readjustment of the whole. There will be sufficient territory, population and business  for an independent district, with Kossland  as the county seat, containing the public  offices. Then there is a large and important country tributary to Nelson, for which  it'would be the centre. The Slocan, which  possibly will yet be the most important  part of the interior, should likewise be  set apart as an independent judicial, registration and municipal district-, with either  Kaslo,' Sandon, or Sew Denver as the  principal town. The section north' of  that and adjacent Lo Revelstoke would  form another very important country, to  which should be given all the civic machinery necessary i'or complete autonomy.  We are aware that the cost of civil government would be increased. That, however, is a small matter when compared  with the requirements of the people and  tho necessity for affording all portions of  the province the greatest possible facilities for the cheap and expeditious transaction of public business. The exigencies  demand such a change as we are suggesting, and if the government is wise iu its  day and generation it will see to it that  the present unwieldly and very unsatisfactory conditions are abolished, and thai,  as speedily as legislation will enable its  being done.  "*-Following.in the wake of these reforms  will come a fairer representation in the  legislature than now prevails. Bach of  the four districts would be entitled to a  member, who would be able to devote attention to the demands necessitated.  There-need be no increase in the membership of the house. The present number,  33, is quite sufficient. .Small districts,  which neither by'population or importance can fairly be claimed to be entitled  to representation, will require to be so,  altered as to give other sections that fair  representation to which they are entitled  under our constitution and the spirit of  responsible government. Constituencies  that may be considered to be over-represented, no doubt, realizing the necessity  for such a policy as we are urging, will  read/ily^consent to a readjustment, even if  su'jh a'step should reduce the present  'TtVembership. Population, wherever it  exists, must be accorded representation.  In this respect there should be no east,  west, north, or south. Wise statesmanship cannot fail to approve the correctness  and soundness of these views. It should  be the aim of every member in the legislature, whether he be a Ministerialist or  Oppositionist, to bring about such a  change as will meet the approval of all  British Columbians and give the entire  electorate that measure of justice and  fail- play to which they are honestly entitled. Any other course will, most assuredly, meet with unyielding antagonism and merit disapproval of the sovereign people."    New Brand of Canadian Politics.  Toronto Telegram : There are few Conservatives who will not rejoice at the result of the election in Cornwall and Stor-  niont on Saturday. Upon Hon. (ieorge I->.  Foster rests the responsibility for the  tactics winch estranged the larger and  better element of the Conservative party  'from the hopes of the Conservative candidate in Cornwall. It is clear that'Mr.  Foster has entirely misconceived the sentiments of that great body of Canadians  who have usually been in sympathy with  tho Conservative party. He apprehends  that their main desire is that the Conservatives shall be in power at Ottawa.  Their main desire really is that the country shall have peace and prosperity, and  when the ambition of Mr. Foster to hold  office threatens the peace and prosperity  of the country, they have no sympathy  with that ambition. Canada must admire  the intelligence as little as it sympathizes  with the ambition of Mr. Foster. His intelligence was sadly at fault when he  failed to understand that Canada has outgrown the politics which is the name  given to a conspiracy to secure the Catholic vote. His intelligence was also at fault  when ho surrendered to the ambition  which prompted his attempt to rekindle  the fires of a controversy whicli had been  quenched by a settlement. That sett lenient, with all its faults and imperfections, is the product of a .statesmanship  higher, broader, anil more patriotic th.-in  the statesmanship that offered the Remedial Bill as its solution of the Manitoba  school difficulty.  AN    INDEPENDENT   MAN'S   VIEWS.  Ho Probes ��� for tho Cause of the Dislike of  Canadians for Englishmen.  .Jack Robinson, of IheTorontoTelegram,  made a round-up of the Koolenay camps  some six weeks ago. Since his return a  number of letters have been appearing in  The Telegram relating to Kootenay matters, .lack handles all subjects that como  his way without fear or favor, as the following extract from one of his letters,  will show:  "The British Columbia Englishman who  excites dislike is entirely free from broad  Canadian sympathies. . His lament is  that British Columbia ever ceased to be a  crown colony.' Such sentiments supply a  half explanation of the dislike which Canadians have for him, and the other half is  furnished by the circumstance that he  holds every "job in sight. Canadians in  British Columbia, are not exactly hungering for government jobs, but a position in  the public service gives the Englishman a  chance to show his authority, and in the  course of his exhibition his victims are  offended. The Canadian comes to hate  the imported accents which are so often  associated with petty tyranny, and yearns  for the day when every community in  British Columbia will have free municipal  government, instead of being ruled by  bureaucrats. British Columbians are a  long suffering people. The dwellers in  the interior get less self-government in return for their taxes than any other Anglo-  Saxon people on earth. The political dynasties of Vancouver island have some  points of resemblance to the family compact which drove Upper Canada to rebellion in 1S37. There will be no rebellion in  British Columbia, but the rush of the  Canadians from the east will fill up the  interior, and it is only a question of a  very few years until the sceptre of supremacy departs froni Vancouver laland,  and Canadians, largely from Ontario, rule  the province."'  AROUND   SLOCAN   LAKE.  Fifteen men are working at the Necpa-  wa on Ten-mile creek. In the main tunnel, near the Baker Fraction line, eight  inches of solid ore averaging 135 ounces in  silver, was struck this week. In the same  tunnel there are three feet of milling ore,  and the vein is lo feet wide. An upraise  and winze are being made from the main  tunnel, aud everything possible done to  push the work on this property. The re-  t'.'.nio of the two' shipments to Tacoina  were of such a satisfactory nature that  the company has made the second payment on the bond.  There is ore in both of the tunnels on  the Oregon City on Ten-mile creek. The  lower tunnel is in 70 feet, and shows ore  in decomposed lime that assays as high as  $80 in gold and 182 ounces in silver. In  the upper tunnel $3 to $10 in gold and 150  ounces in silver have been obtained. Near  the cabin on this group the lead that runs  through the Fairy Queen has been found.  On the Dalhousie five men are driving a  tunnel to tap the ore,chute that is exposed on the surface. Ore from this has  returned assays of $0.10 in gold, and 332  ounces m silver.  Three men commenced work this week  opening'up the ledg on the Fsmerelda,  adjoining the Exchange. Eastern parties  have a 00-day option on this property.  The ledge assays 25(3 ounces silver and $0  in gold on the.surface.  Hugh Sutherland of the Silver Nugget  reports the work done to be very satisfactory and the showing better than he had  expected. A 200-foot tunnel is run and an  upraise to the surface. The ledge continues even five feet and the paystreaksix to  ten inches. The ledge has been uncovered  for 1375 feet. If the present good slip wing  continues it is Sutherland's intention to  construct a gravity tramway in thespring  from the mine to the Galena flat.  When Judge Lynch   was After Butters.  Harry Butters, who was recently in  Nelson, has the distinction of having laid  the foundation of the famous Cripple  creek camp in Colorado. The most thrilling event of his life happened during his  lirst trip to mount Pisgah. He had learned  through a cowboy that colors were to be  found there, and after an examination  convinced himself that they were. There-  suit was the location of a large amount of  territory, including a townsite, and then  it was that his discoveries were spread  before the world. The usual rush followed.  In a short time over 200!) persons were in  the diggings. Tents went, up, a recorder  was elected, and soon 1000 records were  on file. From all points came the reports  of giant powder. One day, however, a  metal 1 urgist professing a little more  knowledge than the average, came into  camp, where already several saloons weve  in operation, and before the multitude  spread the report that an analysis had  convinced him that Butters and his associates had salted the gravel. Those who  had failed to find colors above tind below  the Butters bar fell in readily with the  report, and a few hours later judge Lynch  was summoned to the. bench. Tlio judgement came down with rope tied to it. and  (he executioners started on < he search for  Butters and his associates. The mills had  ground too slowly, however. Someone  who was opposed to strangling, had carried the tip to the doomed men, and a  moment later Butters and his associates  were speeding over the trail to Canyon  Citv, where they caught the first train  and boarded it. Ninety per cent of those  who had gathered at Mount i'isgah left  the country. A handful determined to  seek further, however, and it was they  who developed the merits, of Cripple  Creek.  _.   KASLO'S   CITY   ELECTION.  Bob Green is Re-elected Mayor and Buchanan  Returned to the Council.  There has been a good deal of excitement during the week in connection with  the elections, which was considerably increased by the personalities exchanged at  the two preliminary meetings.   That on  Wednesday  was   noisy,' and  in  some cases an unseemly bitterness characterized the speeches. Monday was nomination day. There was little "^attendant  excitement at that time, but it gathered  during the subsequent days. The vote  was small, as a great many voters were  disenfranchised. The following were the  nominations as handed to returning offi-  Denuis: For mayor, Fred E. Archer,  nominated by John Keen and .John F.  Kennedy; Robert F. Green, nominated  by O. T. Stone and Hamilton Byers. For  aldermen; George O. Buchanan, nominated by GeorgeT. Kane aud D. McPhail;  H. A. Cameron, nominated by W. B.  Livingstone and D. C. McGregor; A. T.  Garland, nominated by Hamilton Byers  aud O.T.Stone; A. W. Goodenough, nominated by A. T. Garland' and George T.  Kane; (ieorge T. Kane, nominated by D.  Mc-Phailand S. C. Wing: John D. Moore,  nominated by D. C. McGregor and S. I\  Tuck; George Whiteside, nominated by  D. W. Moore tind Hamilton Byers. The  election held on Thursday was animated.  The public meeting held on Wednesday  evening was somewhat turbulent, and  personalities were thrown about in tin almost reckless profusion. The outgoing  aldermen and mayor contented themselves with brief statements, making no  promises. The firebrand was thrown by  Mr. Archer, and then there was a lively  breeze. Charges and counter charges  were thrown across the floor, and one excited individual was heard to utter the  epithet liar to an old time associate anil  friend. The result was known early.  Thursday evening when Robert F. Green  Green was re-elected mayor by a majority  of 32, and Messrs. Garland, Moore, Cameron, Goodenough and Buchanan were  chosen as aldermen iu tho order named.  Tlie figures were: For mayor, Green 82,  Archer 50. For aldermen, Garland, SI;  Moore. 7(i; Cameron, (iS: Goodenough, 07;  Buchanan 07: Whiteside, 01: (ieorge T.  Kane.-03.  Eandon's New Hotel.  Black's hotel at Sandon, which was  opened in a most hospitable manner on  New Year's day, is unquestionably the  largest and best appointed house in the  Kootenay country. It is steam-heated  and electric-lighted throughout: has 15  first class bed rooms, a billiard room,  large and well lighted dining room, sitting  room and bar, bath rooms, barber shop,  etc., etc. The kitchen outfit cost over  $700,.and"that for the dining room over  $900. The hotel was erected at a cost of  about $20,000, and is an' evidence of the"  enterprise and good taste of its proprietor. Ira W. Black. Good hotel accomtno-  was sadly lacking iu Sandon, and . the  opening of, this new and modern house  will undoubtedly be greatly appreciated  by the traveling public.  Sir Charles Tupper's Mining Company.  The cause of Sir Charles Tupper's recent  visit to England was explained by the  issue on Saturday of the prospectus of the  New Gold Fields of British Columbia'  "(limited). Sir Charles Tupper is chairman, and the capital .'�����250,000. Mr. Ash-  worth, late London manager of the Bank  of'Montreal, .is another director. Rufus  H. Rope, M. P. for Compton, is Canadian  advisor. Properties are not yet purchased and the whole capital is available  as working capital of the company.  Charleston Ore Worth $100 Per Sack,  ft is said that the , manager of the  Charleston mine, .J. E. Mitchell, has  sacked at tho mine twenty-five sacks of  ore which i.s said to be worth $100 per  sack. This was obtained wholly from development work. The Charleston is a  Slocan property under bond to Mitchell  Bros.  Beaven Defeated in Victoria.  \'i< "I'oiiia, .Jan. II. The civic elections  today resulted in the return of all new  men to the council with the exception of  two aldermen. C. F.. I.edfern was elected mayor, defeating the late mayor, the  Hon. Robert Beaven, by 300 majority.  The following aldermen were elected'  North ward, A. Ci. MeCandloss, .lohn Kinsman, and Moses McGregor. Centre ward.  Alexander Stewart, John.Partridge, Lewis  Yigillius. South ward, John Hall, J. B.  Harrison, and W. Wilson. The three  positions on the school board were filled  by Dr. Lewis, Mrs M. Jenkins, and Charles  Haywood.  Templeton Won in Vancouver.  \',\N('ol'\'Ki{, Jan. I I. Templeton was  elected mayor by 310 majority. The following weve elected aldermen: First  ward, by acclamation, aldermen Shaw  and Painter. Second ward, J. McQueen  and W. F. Neelands. Third ward, aldermen McPhaidc.n and (.'. Clend..lining, Sr.  Fourth ward, aldermen W. Brown and  McDonald. Fifth ward, I). G. McDonald  and C Caldwell.   Nanaimo'.s New Mayor.  Naxai.mo, Jan. 1 I. Davidson was elected mayor today.  THE   CASH   PAID   IN   NELSON.  The Men who Sold the Galena Farm  Proper*'  ties Receive Some $30,000 Odd.  The   Vancouver   &   British   Columbia  General Exploration company this week  completed   the   purchase   of  the Galena  Farm properties by the payment of some  $30,000.   The money wtis paid at Nelson.  Two-thirds of the entire amount was paid,,  for the Carrie, and  was divided between  Currie, VanJDoren and Bolander.    For the  Peerless $S()00 was paid, of which  Harry  Sheran  of New  Denver, .comes  in for a  good slice.   The  price  of the Kate  was  $2000, which  is divided  between  Anderson, Black, Currie, aud VanDoren.   The  payment upon the Stevenson and Grover  of t hesame group, was made in Vancouver.'  These properties' were secured by C. W.  Callahan, and  a company was recently  organized  in 'London   to  take over  the  properties   and   work   them.     The   new  company paid ��25,000 in cash tind ��175,000  in  company   stock  i'or  the claim".    Tho  total capital of the company is ,��550,000.  ,it will thus be seen that after all the stock   c  is disposed of, the company, after paying  for the property, will have ��50,000 for development. . On the sale of the property  the vendors make a handsome profit on  the cash  payment, and  receive ��175,01.0 ���  stock   in   a   company   stocked   for  only  ��550,000.  Commenting upon this deal, the London  Statist says:' "According to the report of  the local mining engineer the development .  work already done consists of a GO foot  shaft, from the bottom of which a crosscut was driven north a. few feet to tap the  ledge. Upon this ledge drifts have been  run about -10 feet each way. A winze has  been sunk 15 feet. The value of tho ore  on the dump or estimated to be in sight is  ��S7,-I00. The same authority estimates  the yearly profit on tin output of 150 tons  lier day at ��750 (say ��1SS,750 per annum.)  At such a preliminary stage of the enterprise is it not a little audacious to ask  ��500,000 for a property so little developed,  even though, as we are assured by the engineer, snow���so plentiful elsewhere in  the district���is seldom over a foot and a  half deep at the mine."  Can't Make Its Own Postage Stamps.  The Laurier government has awarded  the contract for the engraving and printing of Dominion bank notes, revenue  stamps, postage stamp--, and post cards,  etc.. to the American Bank Note Co. ot  New York. The British American Bank  --Note Company-has had the c^n'raut hitherto. It is said a saving of $1*20,000'will  be effected by the change, and the new  contractors must locate their works at  Ottawa. This action on the partor the  government is causing a general kick.  Canada is a gold standard country without a gold coiuage. It is obliged to use  the gold coins of the United States and  Great- Britain. Such silver coins as it  uses it purchases ready made in Birmingham. Now the government proposes to  import an American firm to engrave and  print the paper money usedin the Dominion. The next step will no doubt be the  importation of foreign brains to do the  thinking for the Canadian people.  The Bis Three Getting Pay Ore.  It looks as though the J3ig Three company would soon have a shipping mine in  the Snowshoe and Southern Belle. The  tunnel started on the Southern Belle may  now be in the Snowshoe ground, both  claims being the property of the Big  Three company. The first ore was found  iu the form of a streak running diagonally  across the face of the tunnel. The assays  on this ore showed copper, gold and silver  to the value of about $15 a ton, the chief  value being in copper,' which made it. a  desirable ore for smelting 'purposes. Tho  ore body has now greatly increased in  size. It pretty well fills the face of the  tunnel, though it is.somewhat broken up.  The values, however, are'improving.  Snow Slide on Ten-mile.  A tremendous snow slide occurred a I  the Dalhousie group last Friday night  about 12 o'clock, and four men, Louis Le-  bert, -.('ieorge Sperry, N.' A.ngrigno'u. and  Dan McLeod had ti narrow escape from  being caught in it. Tlie slide started'  about 1000 feet above the Dalhousie tunnel tind swept everything before it for  500 or 000 hundred feet below. Lebert  and Sperry were sleepingat the tune, and  were awakened by tho snow piling on  top of them. Angrignon and McLeod  were working on the dump when the  noise of the slide was heard. They ran  for the tunnel, and had barely reached  safety when   the  avalanche swept over  them.  . __  Some Rich Ore in the Wellington.  The Wellington mine is.said to be showing up remarkably well in both north and  south veins. Sometime since one block of  ore weighing 3,000 pounds Was taken from  the north vein which assayed over 1,000  ounces of silver to the ton. The Wellington has added seven ear loads to the Slocan shipments since November, and might  easily be made to ship two car loads a  week if there were accommodations sufficient to put on the neccessary force.  Pell Into Pot of Molten Slag,  (ieorge Braddon, a slag pusher at the  smelter at Trail, was badly burned on  Thursday. I le was pushing away a pot  and walking backward when he tripped  ami fell into a pot of molten metal  that was in his path, burning himself  probably fatally. Braddon was burned  from the neck to the calves of his legs.  The doctor says there i.s slim chance of  his recovery. Braddon Jms worked for  the smelter ever since it op -ned.  /���:���  yr^-^n.fjp'A.-'iWi'f. rv,rtf**T,i j-."i ��w..>wii. i-v.,"nyii-.v'^lr��'l.y,.,.v"il,'Ji ������ ���������.���!���   ������;��� 'iii^-r.' i'.*". '�����"-V.i.,l_,vTV,."l tl"T il! 7. '������"���.Tiyn �����;- T."!"nwrT,'grt���_;i vw �����,ii_H".t-TTT"J~?''n y^T'-'- :���.���.���:������:������. .���: ';.��;���.;���,������ "i.:..- -.������.���fij-ii--, --i- ,ij" ;,- ; ,�� ������. ���  .������������, _���- ���;. <r;    ������"_".-. ,--���:" 'V:     , ���>���.���t-,-; i���i    _.,..-.   : -,   ,,   ..���;������   ���--���.   .   -������.,._.������; ~,   -..-     ��� .���  - ������������������.- -.-_-.-<_f.--n- ���-������ ���*��� ���    ���-���,��� -"�����-*���, Vf$��&> THE. TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. C., SATURDAY,  -lANUAIlY 1 <i,' 1��07.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  T_ri'_' TUniUXK is published on S_.iiii'.l...v.-\ by Tin.:  Tiuuuxi: I'uuuriiiixr. Oo.uiu.vv, ;nnl will ije mailed  lo subscribers on payment ol Twu I>t>i.i.Ait-rj a year.  Xo subscription taken i'or Ii'r.s iliuii a yi'iii'.  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Ollice in tliu llealey building, W'c.-a UaUcr  ->Lreel, Nelson. '  T   F. KITCIIIK, I'rovincial Land Surveyor.     Ollice in  Kitchie building. Ko.->!aiid, Ii. C.  J. II. IIOI.MKS, (.'.. 10.��� Provincial Land Surveyor.  WJ. II. IIOLMKS, (.'.. K.-l'i  ���    P. O. b')\-S2, k'a-\!i>. H. O  T C. GWILLIM. U.A.Su. K W. S. JOHNSON. Ii.A.Ke.  ��J ��� ��� Mining .���'.ngineors and Analytical Chemists,  Slocan City, B. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  ���.      NELSON I.OI.GK, XO. 23, A. F. &. A. M.   Meets  V%7 second  U'odriusd.iy in each month.   Sojourning  brethren invited.  Ask Your Shoe Dealer for the Famous  GR  c" 8thu @rtlntite+  SATURDAY MORNING IAXUARV   Hi. 1807  A dispatch from Montreal conveys the  news that the charter of the British Columbia Southern Hailway company has  been secured by an eastern syndicate, at  the head of which are Hon. George A.  Cox, president of the Bank of Commerce,  aud Robert Jeff ray, of Toronto, ft is  this charter, with its extravagant gov-  . eminent grants, which Hon. A. G. Blair  so roundly denounced while in this province. The acquirement of the charter  by such a syndicate may mean that the  Crow's Nest road will be built by a company independent of the Canadian Pacific  Hailway company, or it may mean that  the members of the syndicate see an opportunity to sell to railway builders the  valuable concessions granted to charter  speculators by the provincial government.  If it was wrong that- colonel Baker and  his Conservative associates, should by the  disposal of these concession's, reap where  they had not sown, it is equally wrong  that George A. Cox, Robert Jeffray and  their Grit associates should do so. It-will  be interesting to study the.utteraue.es, of  A. G. Blair in this respect, now that his  friends may benefit instead of his political  opponents.    ���'' -' ''��� ��� '     '���������''���       Thosic   Canadians   iu  West   Kootenay  ' who wish  to see   the district developed  and enjoying the 'full measure of its possibilities/will be pleased to learn that the  '   Cauadiau syndicate which recently purchased the War Eagle mine, purposes to  erect its smelter  iu  Canada and  not in  the United States.    This means another  . defeat for D. C. Corbin, and Ti-i-i.TRiiW.VR  hopes that he will enjoy just  such  luck  until he changes his policy.    In the hope  ,that the building of  the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard  railway  would  develop  West  Kootenay, the  provincial aud  Dominion  governments granted  subsidies to  D. C.  Corbin's  company.    The  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard Hailway company pocketed the  rewards,   but  broke  faith  with  its  patrons.    Since the completion of the road it  has   been   the studied endeavor of D. C.  Corbin to build up his townsite at North-  port at the expense of the towns of West  Kootenay.   Had   the  recent sale  of the  War Eagle not gone through, the former  owners,   through   the  influence of   I). C.  Corbin, would have erected their smelter .  at  Northport,  and   Corbin    would    have  secured tonnage for his railway, and purchasers for his townlots at the same time.  When I). C. Corbin was seeking a charter  for his railway, he made fair  promises to  people of southern   Ivootenay,'and   tliey  made   his  fight   their    light,    if he   had  h_3S   greed   and   more  gratitude,  Corbin  would ..-remember these services, and   try  to help the people who helped  him.    The  erection  of a  smelter at  Bogustuwn, or  some otner point on the N. Ac F. S. railway  north instead of south of the line, would  be a' good move for Corbin, otherwise he  may encounter a frost when he seeks lo  further  tap  British  Columbia  from   the  south.    Ax effort i-i being made by George Alexander of tlie international Trading company, lo have J. Gaudin, of the marine  and fisheries department tit Victoria, visit  this sec-t.o i for the purpose of holding an  examiivition for masters aud mates. The  chief object of the visit is to enable two  men employed by the International company to try an examination for certificates, and these two men will be'obliged  $o pay the expenses of the government  official who comes up to examine them.  This should-not be. The shipping'of  West Kootenay is now of sufficient importance to call for better recognition  from the department of- marine, and fisheries. The men engaged in steamboating  in ivootenay should not be put to the  necessity of paying the traveling expenses of oflicials in order to secure an examination. The department should fix a  date for tin annual examination of this  kind, and arrange for the payment of its  representative.  Ik the minister of agriculture has time  (luring the approaching session, he should  bring in a bill lo provide for the punishment of milk vendors who adulterate'  their milk. In Nelson it appears to be  thepraclice to first skim the cream off,  Wilier the skim milk, and then retail to  the consumers. It is .generally understood that such matters come within provincial jurisdiction, but there does not  appear to be anything in the statutes to  prevent milk dealers from swindling by  the sale of skimmed and watered milk so  long as they do not sell to creameries.  Tn ion io is not much likelihood that the  federal government will remove the present duty upon mining machinery. .Whatever may be said against the tax upon  mining machinery, it must be confessed  that it is one tax that falls upon those  that are best able to pay. The mining  laws of British Columbia are remarkably  liberal, and mining men realizing this are  not inclined to kick. The tax upon mining machinery, however, is like nearly all  taxes on manufactured goods, a tax which  British Columbia pays, and pays almost  cheerfully, to tlie manufacturers of Ontario. .If .this is to continue it is only  natural that this province will expect  some consideration from these same man-  ulacturers in the east. In order that  British Columbia should reap the full  beneiit of its mineral resources, it is desirable that an export duty be placed'on ore,  so that local smelters may be placed on an  equality with American smelters. If Brit-"  ish Columbia continues to pay tribute to  Ontario's manufacturers, it will expect  their co-operation in their efforts to secure legislation favorable to the home  treatment.of the ores of the province.  Wili.ia.m Sr'i.F.voi;, the representative  of the Portland, Ore., men who have been  fishing after the bonus offered by the city  of Vancouver for the construction and  maintenance of a smelter, has accepted  the terms of the corporation. These provide that the syndicate shall put up a  deposit of $.10,000 before the bonus by-law  is submitted to the people. If the by-law-  is carried the syndicate will receive $7o,-  000 when the works are completed to the  satisfaction of two experts to be appointed by the city, $87,000 three mouths  later, and $38,000 six months after the  completion of the works.  Adjutant M. Ay re, who has charge,of  the local Salvation Army forces, iu a letter to the War Cry, says concerning Nelson : "I have seen more drunkenness the  " few days I have been here than I saw  " all the time (eight weeks)! was in Butte.  "' It's hard to find out just the population,  " but I should say it's about 2o00. The  "majority are seeking the treasures of  " this world, caring very little about the  " treasures above. Practical Christianity  " is at a very low ebb, and I don't wonder,  " for one of Christ's so-called ambassadors  "litis just passed our door slicking away  " at the end of a big pipe. It's enough to  " disgustthedevil himself, I should think."  When the people of Nelson read the  above they will, no doubt, come to the  conclusion that there was a beam in the  eye of adjutant M. Ayre while in Butte,  and upon general principles they may  feel inclined to set adjutant Ayre down as  being full of wind.  Dksi.jitm the fact that the legislature  and the government of British Columbia  have expressed their disapproval of the  agent-general of the province in London  mixinghimself up with miningconipanies,  Forbes G. Vernon continues to so offend.  At the last meeting of the L. l<\ R. Ac O.  G. F. company, he attended as a director  of the company, and took an active part.  Vernon knows that the government does  not wish him to mix himself up in such  matters, but Vernon practically says, "the  government be damned," and does as he  pleases. And the government of British  Columbia has not the spunk to (ire an insubordinate official.  J.iKKHAi'TKit it will be advisable for all  business men to provide themselves with  envelopes containing their printed names  and instructions to the postmaster on the  upper left hand corner of the envelope, as  under the new postoffice regulations undelivered letters will not in the future be  returned to the writer unless so ordered by  the printed instructions on the corner.  Written instructions ou the corner will  not do. _    Ili'.xiiV Lawson who for the past seven  years edited the Victoria Colonist, died  in Victoria Saturday morning of typhoid  fever, lie was a kind old man, and tho  boys who worked under him will miss  him with genuine regret.  TKE GOVERNMENT'S DUTY CLEAR.  The   Crow's Nest  Road   Should  Be   Built   By  -,.:     the Government If Possible.  The Winnipeg Tribune:   "Whatever the  explanation   may  be, there  is  no  doubt  that, especially among the people directly  interested, there seems to be a unanimity  of feeling in favor of- the Crow's Nest Pass  railway  being built by the government  and kept under the control of the government.    So far as our experience goes, we  have   not  met a single  individual  from  British Columbia  who does not think it  would be a fatal mistake for the government to allow the control of tlio proposed  railway to pass from it into the hands of  a  private corporation.    It  may, we presume, be granted that there is no company  outside of the Canadian  Pacific  Hailway  company which is in a position to build or  which would  build  the road.    It  is  not,  therefore, improbable that the very pronounced feeling which exists in favor of  the government building and controlling  the line itself may be in a large measure  due  to a prejudice which exists against  tne company, because of  the danger of  allowing it to inbrease the present enormous power which it wields, and   which  power, it has  been   persistently charged,  has not always been  wielded in the interests of the country which  bonused it so  heavily.    The strong and unanimous feeling which is said to exist among western  members in favor of the government controlling the road, may doubtless be taken'  as a reflex of the deep conviction  on the  part of the people in favor of keeping the  road independent of any private corporation.   The disabilities under which Manitoba and the Northwest have long labored  and are still laboring, owing to the practical-railway   monopoly   and   excessive  freight rates that have long existed in the  country, have undoubtedly led the people  of British Columbia (who have themselves  suffered and are suffering from high rates)  to take strong ground in preserving the  independence   of   the   Crow's  Nest  Pass  railway after it is constructed.    Men and  newspapers   of   .British    Columbia,   that  speak   with   conciderable authority,  declare that the Crow's Nest Pass railway  should be maintained as a railway highway,  operated   in   the   interests   of the  country and in the interests of mining, if  that great industry is ever developed as  it should be. .  Got What He Called For.  "Here, waiter, can't you fill an order at  this restaurant? I called for roast beef,  and a baked potato. Here's the potato,  but where's*the beef?"  "CJndah de p'tatah, sah."  are to be built during* the year  1S97. Construction work has  already commenced oi_ the last  named. These two roads with  the.two already having terminals at Nelson will make Nelson  the. railway center of Southern  British Columbia. Real estate  in. railway centers rapidly increases 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  losing:  NELSON   PROPERTY  I'l'icC  :tuxl2ll (Viol 1111   Maker street,  wil.li   I'-sl.ory  ollice luiililiiiK-   Tortus :?/i,_!..li  Sllxiarfodt on   Vernon street, with -2-story  business (.lock.   Terms   li.(KH)  ���_'.-.xl:_0 feet (in Vernon street (11 comer) willi  improvements.   Terms   ...  .'.    l.lHitl  11111x120 feet, on Vernon street (11 corner) Willi  improvements.   Terms   ...mill,  iillx 1-2(1 feel, nt corner of Wunl mid Hoover  streets, with IM-room dwelling house. All  modern conveniences.   Terms    t./iOIJ  2.*).\'120 feet, on Victoria street, with 2-story  dwelling.' Terms    ������   2,li0()  Ii2..xl2lt feet 011 Victoria si reel, with cottnge  Tei.ns   2,->nt)  2.*ixl2() feet corner Victoria and llendryx  streets.   Terms ..   '..      t*.*iO  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  Price  An undivided one-third intorei.t. in the town-  silo of .Silverton, on .Sloeim hike.   Terms. .81,000  An undivided one-fourth interest in Trout  hake City townsite, in l_ardeaii district.  Terms     2,000  Ollice:   Corner Vernon and  Ward slreels, Xelson, H.C.  VICTOBIA, B. C, AND LONDON, ENGLAND.  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS, SHIPPERS AND IMPORTERS.  KOOTENAY BRANCH, NELSON.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS  Agents for Robert Hrown. (Jlusgow, I Crown Scotch Whisky; l'easc, Son & Co.,   I.oith,   It. O. H.  Scotch  Whisky; William Jameson  & ��� Co., Dublin.  Irish  Whisky;  Henry  Thomson & Co., Newry, IrWi Whisky; II. R. Hosier & Sons, London, Ales and Stout;   Houlelleaii & Co., l.iii-l.os_ioux, France, Hrandies; (J. 1 ���roller K Co.,  Hordeaux, France, Claret and (White Wines; ,1. S. Fry & Sons. Hrislol. Cocoa; Cockbiirn, Smithes &- Co., London and Oporto,  I'ort  Wine;  Kilburii & Co.. Culcutla, .lute Ore Sucks: Uooi-ge Wostenliolm & Son., Ltd., Sliellleld, Cutlery; Doulton  fc Co.. .,ondon, Drainage I'ipo, Kte.; Henry Itossell &  (Jo., Shoflield,  Drill Steel: Jonas  Hrooks llros, Melthain, Sewing Cotton; Okell &  Morris,  Fruit I'reserving Co.,, Victoria, H.C. ���  HIRAM WALKER & SON'S RYE WHISKY ALWAYS IN STOCK.    Ore Sacks in Large or Small Lots.  Is a duty we all must perform. Sometimes it is an agreeable duty, but oftener  it is a disagreeable one. The agreeable or disagreeable part of it does not depend as much upon the contents of the letter or the person it is written to as  it does upon  the quality of stationery used.     We carry a  large stock of all grades  Nothing- succeeds like success;  but success cannot be had  unless the people  in the town help each other.  Those  who  were in  business  in Nelson in the  Years 1893 and 1S94  and escaped a debtors'prison,  deserve success  It mig-ht be well  to  add that  of late "drummers"  lor eastern clothing- firms  have g'iven this  section of Kootenay the go-by  No better evidence  could be wanting that  we are giving our patrons the  best of satisfaction  ompany,  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   ���,   0'Si,Kwi&'^'ffi8Bl?''      Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  eater  AND WATER PURIFIER  Oiianuiteod 7 per cunt better Mian any other make of heater      The Webster System of Heating with  Kxliaust Steam relieves back pressure on engine  The Mor.-o Valve Hes.enter will reseat any style of valve without removing valve '"   ���     '4  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Cutter Guts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  Steet Hydrants, Gate Valves, Pipe, Crescent Prill Steel.Wire Hope      Freight ami Passenger Elevators  Temporary Office, Phair Hotel, Nelson  Write FRANK DARLINC, Sole Agent for British Columbia  1436 Front Street   KASLO.       6341 Silver Street, SANDON,  AL, IRON, STEEL, ORE CARS, TRACK IRON, BUILBEBS' MRDWABE  Stoves, Tinware,   Etc.  Agents for Canadian Rand Drill Company,  Gurney-Tilden Stoves and Ranges.  BRANCH MARKETS   .    .   .    .   .  Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything- in the way.of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  XHE  OKANAGAN   FLOUR  1 MILLS  COMPANY, Limited,  ROLLER   MILLS, ARMSTRONG, B. C.  MUSIC  LESSONS  HUNGARIAN   XXXX  CHOPPED   FEED  STRONG   BAKERS       SHORTS  CHICKEN   WHEAT BRAN  A   MIXED   CARLOAD  JUST ARRIVED  TURNER, BEETON   &  CO.,  i SOI F   ARFNTS   FOR   B.C.  SOLE AGENTS FOR B. C.  Mrs. Morley' is prepared to  receive pupils for piano, violin  or organ.     I7or terms  Apply to Thomson .Stationery Co., I.til,, N'elson  KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL.  NOTICE.  All persons contriliutinir 81 per month or ��10 per year  will bo entitled to the full benefits of the hospital, and in  addition the ��1(1 subscribers will secure the privilege of      '  voting at the annual election of directors.  A. H. CI-NrvtlCNTS, Treasurer.  J. JiL-ANKY, Collector.  ; Nelson, B. C, lttli August, 1896.  ���<*/  liteMs^^ ' r.'  THE  TRIBUTE:   XVAtiON,   i.UJ.,  SATLTUDAY, JANUAIJY  I ft,������JM.  i>  J ***  ft  k  m  1%  h"  I*'  ,7 ^  ���".a  _>--L  ��  4'.  Capital, a]1i  Rest,  paid'  up;    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir I.ONALD  A.  SMITH   Hon. GFO. A. PRUMMONn,  li S. CLOUSTON    ' President   Vice-President  ....General Manager  Dtsr_E3i_.so_isr BiR-A-Hsro-H:  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       UKA.VCHKS IN'      LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  ,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling .Exchange and Cable Transfers  1/  GICANT COMMl.KCIAl, AND TKAVI-M-KKS' CKI-DI'I'S,  available in any part of the world.  DUAKTS  ISSUK1)    COIX1-CTIONS MADE; KTO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATH OK INTEHEST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  ROSSLAND   MINING   NOTES.  The Miner: Tlie strike in the O. Iv.  grows in magnitude. The rich streak, at  lirst only eight inches wide, was full two  and a. hall" feet across on Monday. Tlie  gold can easily bo seen all through the  ore. Manager Warner on Monday said he  had taken out a little over two tons ol" the  ore. What it will run it is impossible to  say, but it is certainly the richest discovery ever made in a Trail Creek mine.  The Monte Christo has now every appearance of making a mine, having plenty  of ore in both tunnels. The ore sampled  $17 to the ton. When the lower tunnel  was run in *X)0 feet, a crosscut was started  to the south, and when it was in 20 feet  the ore was broken into through the  hanging-wall. Up to yesterday noon the  fit-ills had penetrated the ore body four or  five feet without 'encountering the foot-  wall. This same ore body was found in  the upper tunnel, which is 12:5 feet above  the lower tunnel, but the best assay that  tliat was obtained from it thnre was $18.  The Mayflower seems to be all right.  The ore was found Monday in tho crosscut vun from the 100-foot level. When  the perpendicular shaft now being run  was down to the 00-foot level it cross-cut  was run a few feet north aud the vein  was found with *30 inches of excellent ore.  When the   100-foot  level  was reached a  ��� cross-cut was started north, and cut the  ore 10 feet below the upper level, ft is  not yet known how wide the ore is in the  lower cross-cut, since the men have ju-'t  got into it through the foot-wall. The  vien  stauds  up pretty straight and   the  'vindications are favorable. The smelter  returns on'the lirst shipment" from the  mine  were $:")(>  in  gold anil  silver.    The  - 1'iian for further operations on the mine is  to continue sinking the shaft to the 200-  foot level, then cross-cut again for the  vein. In the meantime drifts will be run  both ways on the vein in the 100-foot  level and'stoping ground opened up.  .More rich ore is "reported from the Imperial on Lookout mountain. An assay  made Saturday of ore taken from an eight  foot shaft, \vent$8S iu {.-old. This is the  highest assay ever had from the Imperial.  Some ore assayed when the shaft was  started, went $1'3 in gold. The sauie vein  on which the shaft is being sunk and  from which this rich ore is being obtained,  runs directly into the Stemwinder, and  lias been uncoveied on that ground.    >  There is a good showing in the White  Bear shaft. The shaft is down 85 feet and  is being put down vertically. It has been  in ledge matter for,nearly the entire distance from the surface. The ledge seems  to stand at about SO degrees. The fact1  that the pitch of .the ledge has not yet  thrown the shaft into the footwall is conclusive evidence that .the ledge is very  wide. There has been more or less ore all  the time, but at no time has the shaft  been in solid ore. In the bottom of the  shaft at the present time there are several  seams, from .'i to (i inches wide, of clean  solid ore, some of it looking very well, and  assaying fairly well. A sample assay  made this last week showed some copper  and $13 in gold. The seams of ore in the  shaft are growing wider and of higher  gold value. There is reason to believe the  whole shaft will soon be in solid ore.  The Monte Christo is coming to the  front very rapidly. Tlie ore found in the  south cross-cut from the lower tunnel has  been entirely passed through, and is four  feet wide. There is a good clean, smooth  wall on either side, iiud the best of it is  that the ore assayed $2'. in gold.  John S. Baker of the 1 X l_, has recently  received some very encouraging assays  from the ore from the new vein on the  I X L. The totals of the three assays,  were $07.0."., $81.00, aud.$20.31. One sample  went 201 per cent copper, and another  went 17A per cent copper, and the third  went nearly three per cent copper. The  other values were in gold and silver.  One assay showed $52 in gold, another $22  in gold. The assays were unexpectedly  high aud the result was that liaker has  now concluded to begin at once to drift  on the ore body, which is about four feet  in width, already opened by the tunnel  now being run in to cross-cut the main  vein. He has arranged to commence taking out ore for shipment.  The Editor's Request.  "My poor friend, you have but a few  hours longer to live," said the kind old  doctor at the bedside of the editor of the  lluralville liki/.oo: "is there any last request you wish to make- any direction  you desire to have carried out?"  "Tell the foreman," said the dying scribe  "M'eebly, "to do by us as  we have always  done by others, and give us as Mattering  an obituary notice as his conscience will  permit him to.    Keipiest him. too, to run  it at the to]) of the editorial column, next  to pure reading matter, and also to call  attention to if in a local paragraph. This  is a luxury whicli we have never felt able  tf> afford for ourself till now, but we feel  that under the circumstances it is a par-'  dutiable exhibition of vanity on our part���  a man never dies'but once, you know.  And, by the way, kindly request, the  marble cutter to carve on our tombstone,  beneath tho customary statement of the  facts in .the case, the legend: 'We Are  Here to Stay."'  TEN   NIGHTS   IN   A   BAR-BOOM.  Nearly ten years glided away before  business again called me to Cedarville,  now,grown from a- small, obscure village  to a large manufacturing town that gave  itself metropolitan airs. The broad streets  paved with Belgian block, the incessant  passing of electric cars, the evidences of  enterprise and advancement on every  side, struck me with amazement. I could  hardly believe my eyes lh.it this brisk,  energetic city had once been the scene of  the blood-curdling allegory of tlie first  portions of this work.  The "Sickle and Sheaf Tavern" had  long been torn down. Jn its place, in the  centre of a huge business block, was  Slade's sumptuous Bon Ton Cafe. Here I  learned of many surprising changes since  my last visit in the little group that used  nightly  to  gather  in   the'old   bar-room.  From young Frank Slado, the brisk, energetic manager'of the place, I learned  that Simon, his father, had turned over  the business almost entirely to him, devoting himself almost exclusively to his  brewery, the purity and excellence of his  beer having alieady given it a national  celebrity. Harvey Green, the gambler,  was now president of the CedarvilleStock  Exchange, and was regarded as a progressive man of great ability, who had done  much to make the city of Cedarville what  it then was.  .Joe Morgan, the village drunkard, and  Willy Hammond had taken the Iveeley  cure: and. upon the whiskey trust absorbing the Hammond distillery, judge Hammond had become oneof the directors of  the trust. Willy, whose stockholdings  were by no means inconsiderable, had become the general superintenaent ot the  local plant; while Morgan, whose early  training as a miller had been of vast practical service to him, wtis foreman.  The bar-room loafers "waiting to be invited" had evoiuted into "genials," well  dressed, sauve and dignified. They would  not have understood your, offering to  stand treat for a penny-worth of rum,  and they scorned to crack their best jokes  unless a small bottle was opened in their  honor.  The "Speak-easies" and "Blind Tigers,"  that had done so much harm to tlie place  during Cedarville's period of temperance  fanaticism some years back were now,  thanks to more equitable and liberal laws.  dune away with, and their baleful influence gone.forever.  . _ _  Judge Lyman, the member of congress  for the Cedarville district during my  former visit, now represented the whisky  trust in the senate, where his well-known  ability to see a good thing for himself  found ample play.  Mr. Hargrove, who had done so much  for the cause of temperance, had long left  the city. .During the enforcement of the  stringent local-option laws, he had grown  immensely wealthy from the business of  the "For medicinal purposes only" department of his drug store. ./'Upon the repeal  of this law he had gone to Iowa, where he  had branched out asa capitalist, identified  with an Original Package syndicate. Such  were the events of ten short years. Toleration, common-sense, and broader and  more liberal ways of looking at and dealing with social problems had done away  with the low dram shop.and the drunken  loafer, the "Medicinal purposes only"  drug store, aud the -hypocritical hard-  drinker. Cedarville had developed from  a petty,'narrow-minded village" into a  great and growing city, where high license  and wisely enacted excise laws had taught  its people to use and not to abuse a good  thing. '    " '  .  By Jes Laugliin'.  It's curious, .vhut a sijjjhfc o' good a little thing will do:  llow ye kin 'stop the liercest storm when  it begins ter  brew.  An' take the sting from   what commenced  tor rankle  when'twas spoke;; .  By keepin' still an" treaiin' it as if it wtis a joke.  Ve'll find that ye kin till  a place with smiles instead o'  tenrs.  An" keep the sunshine gleamin' through the shadows of  the years  By jes laugliin'. -  Folks sometimes fail to note the possibilities that, lie  In the way yer mouth is curvin'an'the twinkle in  yer  eye:  It ain't so much what's said that hurts est whut ye thinks  lies hid:  It ain't so much the doin* ov. the way a thing is did.  An' ninny a home's kep" happy an" contented day by day.  An' likens not. a kingdom hcz been rescued from decay  Hy jes laugliin'.  Japanese Coods  Superb Display  Imuri, Kafa, /\ssati, Besta, and other choice  wares.   Fans, Screens, Baskets.  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  NKLSON', H. (..  is now in commission and  can be chartered for tow-  in o*, etc.     Apply to  Kootenay Mining & Smelting Co,  PILOT I5AV, 01! TO  Captain Allan Lane, on board.  999  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.'  F^NK FLETCHER Trustee.  Limited  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. ���  to Loan on  ippovett rr  The Great West  Winnipeg", Mann.  A. MACDONALD, J. H. BROCK,  I'l-I-KIUKXT.  .MAXARI.VG   111 Kl.(..'TOU.  HUGH H- CAMERON, Nelson, B.C.  Gl_.\i:itAI. _\01_NT  l''Or_  KOOTI.XAY   I.IflTUICT.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  Take notice that P. Burns and \V. A. Campbell have  filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim Iron Colt,  situated in the Trail Creek mining division of "West  Ivriotenav district. Adverse claimants, if any, must file  their objections with me within (III days from the dato of  the first", appearance of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette. Dated N'elson. li. C 2nd December, tS'Jtl.  X.j-TTCSTUHRS, Government Agent.  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice that. C. II. Ellacolt acting as agent for lho  Gopher 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 the Trail Creek mining'division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, must (lie  their objections with me within liO days from the date of  the first publication of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.       N. KITZSTUBBS. Government Agent.  Dated, Nelson, B. C. .January lib, 1887. [Jan. !)th]  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice that .John Johnson has filed the necessary  papers and made application for a crown grant in favor  of the Vcnetia Boy Mineral claim, situated in the Nol-  srn mining division of West Ivootciiny district. Adverse claimants (if any) must lilc their objections with  me within liO days from the date of the lirst appearance  of this notice in the Hritish Columbia Gazette. Dated  at Nelson. II. 0., I.eei'inher 2S. ISilli. |.lmiliary --'iid.|  X. FIT/SSTUBBS. Government Agent.  Private Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will he made lo  the legislative assembly nf the province of I'.rilish Columbia at its next session for an act to amend tlnj-i.il-  looel. KVasor River & Cariboo Gold Fields. Limited, Act  ISilli," bv giving power to the company to amend its articles and memorandum of association from time fo time  as the company may deem necessary.  Mi.PHILUPS'. WOOTTOX &  BARNARD.  Solicitor for the  Applicants.  Dated at. Victoria, li. (.:.. Jiet-eiiiberSlth. ISiJli.   |.Jiin...tli| ���  Private   Bill  Notice.  UliUI-ll     IUH.r>   tin',    ii   i,ni.,,..i  lake lo Rossland und Trail.  A. FERGUSON. Snlicilor for Applicants.  Dated, Nelson. December .."..nd. ISilli. (Dec. L'lith.l  Private Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made at  the next silting of tins legislative assembly of flic province of British Columbia for an act incorporating a company for the purpose of establishing wafer works and  supplying water for mining, domestic, manufacturing,  lire, power and other purposes to the inhabitants of the  town of Xelson and its vicinity, and lo lay pipesand creel  Humes I'or the conveyance and supply thereof: the water  fo be obtained from Anderson creek, near the town of  N'elson aforesaid : and for all Ihe other necessary rights,  powers and privileges as are ineiilenlal or conducive to  the attainment of the above objects.  A. AIAIXWAKIXG-.IOIIX.SOX.  Solicitor I'or Applicants.  Dated, at N'elson, II. C, this l!!lh day of December. ISilli.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  The partnership heretofore cxi-ting between .lame- A.  Gilker and Francis li. Wells, doing a gent's furnishing  business at. Kevelsloke and Xelson. Hritish Columbia,  under the linn name of Gilker \- U'elK has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. I-'I! A NT! IS li. WELLS.  Witnesses: .1. A. OILK KR.  It. It. Mocih.ai:.  Roiil.i.'l' A. llKNWiri..  Dated, Xelson, Hritish Columbia, .lanuary llitli. 1S1I7.  NOTICE.  I herebv give notice Ihat 1 iiiiM.nlitlc.il lo nil undivided  one-.ourl'h interest in lhc .Slnrler mineral claim, situate  on the west side of lhe north fork of the .Salmon river, iu  the N'elson milling divi-lon of West Koolenay district.  Witness:   I'. Mi.I_. Fonts-. K. II. RAGLAXD.  Ilulcd nl Rossland this l'.'th day of .lanuary. 18.17.  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TIIK Kit I.N .MI.NKUAI, CLAIM. KIT.-ATK I.N TIIK SLOCAN .MININli DIVISION OK WKST ICDOTKNAV DISTIMCT, AND  I.Oi.'ATKII NKAI!   UIII'.l.lt'lsn.N  CltKKK.  Take notice that wo, Joseph Saiiller, free miner's certillcale Xo. (IS.OiM. and Duncan Graham, free miner's ecr-  t ilicate No. (Sl.'.illi, intend sixty days after the dale hereof,  lo apply to the mining recorder I'or a ccrlitleate of improvement.:, for the purpose of obtaining a ci own grant  of lhe above claim. And furl her take notice that action,  under section 37. nnn-l he commenced before lhe issuance  of such cerlilicuto of improvements.  .JOSEPH SACI.TKI!.  DI'XOAN GRAHAM.  Haled, this 21th day of December. ISilli.    _      I'L-'l^.-i'.'.'J  Notice   of  Application    for  Certilicate   of  Improvements.  Lady .lane Mineral Claim, siluaie in the Slocan milling  I )'i vision of West Kootenay Districl, and adjoining I lie  town of Cody.  Take notice Ihat I. A. S, Karwcll. acltng as agenl I'or  Arlhur 11. Huclialian, free miner's cerlillenle No. 7.'i.!KI,  and .James M. Hiiiiu, free miner's cerl ideate Xo. 7.'(.!i.j:I.  intend sixty davs from lhe dale hereof. Io apply, to llie  mining recorder for a cerl ilicate of improvement..-', for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above  claim. And further take notice I hat ael ion. under section .'!7, must bo commenced before the is-uanccol'such  ccrlilh-ale of improvements. A. S. KAIlWKLL.  Hated, thin lliih day of November. IS!N'.   _      H1!".:i'L'il  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Vinir, I took la ml, (lolden Horn.'Mugwump, and I.ob.rt-nn  Kraclion mineral claims, situate in I lie Nelson Mining  Division of Wc.-I Kootenav Di-triot, and loealod on the  iiorlliwcsf fork  of Wild "Horse croak, a I rlbut.-iry of  Salmon lliver.  Take nolice Ihat I. Charles A. Sloess. of Kaslo. Hritish  Columbia, acting as agenl for .lo-eph  I Mire, free miner's  certillcale Xo. Ijs.^illl, Jerome  l'itre. five  miner's cerl ilicate. No. '/.'i,!i,'i_f. Oliver Mlair, free miner's cerlilieale No.  lill.l ID. and lllclinnl li. Wood, free miner's cert i Ilea I e  No.  a...li..7. intend sixty days from the dale hereof, lo apply lo  the   mining recorder for cerlilicat.es of iiiiprovi.nienK  for lhe piirpo-e of obtaining  crown grant- of the above  claims.    Aiidfurtlicr lake notice thai  action, under section .'17. must he commenced before the issuance of Mich  ceifillcafe of improvements.     CIIAULKS A. STOKS.-..  Haled, Ibis 1st dav of Januarv, ISii7. |.lan !Uh.|  Notice   of  Application   for. Certificate   of  Improvements.  NK.'ULI.T   AND   SNI.I.I.INd j'J.M INKItAl.   CLAIMS.  .SITl.ATK  I.N  ,     TIIK AI.NSWOItTII  MI.NI.Nf_   DIVISION   OK   WKST   KOOTKNAV   1J1STUICT,   AND    LOCATKD   AUOUT   ONK AND O.NK-  IIAI.K   .MILKS   NOItTII    OK   TIIK TOWN  OK  Al.NSW OUTII.  Take notice that I, A. 8. Karwell, agent for .losiali  Thompson, jr., free miner's ccrtilicale No. (.I,!l..l, intend,  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply .to llie'niining  recorder for certilicates of improvements, for the purpose of olil[tilling crown grants of the above claims. And  further lake notice that action, under section ."7, must be  taken before the issuance of such certilk-alea of improvements. A. S. 1   .HWI'.I.L.  Hated, this 2(��lli day of November. ISilli. |Uec. .1th.|  Notice   of Application   for , Certificate   of  Improvements.  IlltOADVIKW MINKItAL CLAIMS, SITI.ATK IN I'lIK ��� TUOL'T  I.AICK .MININli DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTIMCT,  ON TIIK NOItTII SIDK OK TltOlJT LAKE, WKST KOOTKNAY  DISTItlCT. AND I1KINO A SOl.TIIKItLY K.NTKNKION OK  TIIK   IIILI.SIDK  MINKItAL CLAIM.     .  Take notice that 1, Charles Molson, acting as agent for  I'. M. Walker, free miner's certilicate No. 112,5.):), intend  (iO days from the dale hereof, lo apply l.o the mining recorder for a cerl ilicate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further lake notice Ihat action, under section H7, must  bo commenced before tlie i-suancc of such cerlific.-le of  improvements. CIIAULKS MOLSON.  Dated, (his I'llli day of November. 1SSKJ.   r    [Hoc. 19th.|  Notice of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  OLD SONOMA MINKItAL CLAIM, SITl'ATK IN 'I'lIK TltOl'T  I.AKK MININC DIVISION OK WKST K'OOTK.-CAY DIS-  THICT, AIIOUT TIIItl'.K MILKS KIIO.M TIIK KOIIKS OK  TIIK I'l'I'KJf I.Alt 110 ItlVKIt, AND A SOl'TII Kit LY K.N-  TKNSION OK TIIK   liltOADVIKW   MINKItAL CLAIM.  Take notice that 1, Charles Molson, acting in my own  behalf, and as agent for William Caldwell, Harry Hop-  good, and Itobert Klson. free miner's certiticates No.  75,(120, 58,211, (K,CI0, and (i2,(i3i). intend 50 days from the  date hereof, lo apply to the mining recorder for n certilicate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claim. And further take  notice Unit action, under section ,'i7, must be commenced  before the issuance of such certilicate of improvement.,.  CIIAULKS MOLSON.  Dated, this 19th day of November, 1S90.        [Hoc. l!)ih.]  Notice  of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  ALPHA MINKItAL CLAIM, SITUATK IN TIIK TItOl.T LAKE,  MINING (-DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV DISTItlCT, ON  (iltKAT .NOIiTHI-lt.N MOUNTAIN. ON A I'A ItALI.KI. LKDIIK  'I'O 'I'lIK OltKAT NOIt'l'IIKIt.N I.KIKil., AND SOUTH Kit LY  K.XTKNSION OK TIIK NOIt'l'IIKIt.N I.KiHT MINKItAL CLAIM.  Take notice that I, Charles Molson, acting as agent for  Reginald Xorfliall-Laurie. free miner's certilicate No.  (.11,871. issued at Uossland on May __8t.li, 1S9II. inlend sixty  days from Lhc date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of lhe above claim. And  further take notice Ihat action, under section M7, must  be coiiimenced before the issuance of such certilicate of  improvement--. CHAIILKS MOLSON.  Dated, ihis 21th clay of December, lS!).i. [Dec. 2(ith.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  Ul.'T'1'KR KltACTION MINKItAL CLAIM. SITl.ATK IN THE  TUOUT I.AKK MININC DIVISION OK 1VK&T KOOTENAY  DISTItlCT, AND LOCATKD ON TIIK CIIIEAT NOItTIIICItN  I.EDOK.  All-H.T SIN  MILKS   KltOM  TliOUT  LAKE CITY.  Take notice that I, Charles Molson. acting as agent I'or  Kdgar A. Dennett,, free miner's certilicate No. S:..0.".2. issued at Xew Westminster on November .'ird, 1S!)('. intend  sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder I'or a certificate of improvements for the purpose ol* obtaining a crown grant of Hie above claim. And  further lake nolice tliat action, under section .'17, must-  be commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of  improvements. CHAItLKS MOLSON.  Dated, this 21th day of December, ISilli. |Dcc. 2(.th.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  improvements.  SKIKK KltACTION .MINKItAL CLAIM, SITUATK IN TIIK TltOCT  I.AKK MININli DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAY DIS'lltlCT,  AND LOCATKD ON TIIK liltEAT NOTHKIt.N LEDtiK. AltOL'T  SIX   MILKS  KltOM  TltOTT  LVKE CITY.  Take notice tliat 1, Charles Molson, acting as agent for  the I'-ra-cr lliver & Cariboo Gold Kields, Limited, free  miller's certilicate No. Sil.diS. issued al Xew Westminster  on October iilsl, ISilO, intend sixty days from Lhe date  hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certilicate  of improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim. And further lake notice tluit.  aclion. under section "J7. must be commenced before the  issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  CIIAULKS MOLSON.  Dr.tcd. this i'llli day or December, 1SU��. ll.ee. 2lith.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  LAN.IKK MI.NKItALCLAI.M. SiTTATK IN 'I'lIK I I.I.ECI I.I.KWA K'l'  MININli DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DISTItlCT. AND  LOCATED ON THE NOItTII SIDE OK TIIK I LI.KCILLEWA KT  ItlVKIt,  AND   COVKI.'S   TIIK   liltol'NI'   DEEDED   HY   TIIK  , dominion c.'ovkitn.mknt in isilo to tiik sklkikic mining company, and known as 'i'lik lanaitic .minkital  claim.: '     . .'  Take notice that I, Krank Stillman Harnard. acting as  agent for and on behalf of the Lanark Consolidated Min-  ii.g & Smelting Company. Limited, fiee miner's certilicate No. 5S.21I!. issued at Illecillewaet on March -_'lith, 1S!)G.  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for the  purposo of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  Aiul further take notice that action, under section 37,  must bo commenced before the issuance of such certificate of imnrovomonts. F. S. BAHXAHI).  Hated, this 21st day of December, ISilli. [Dec. 2(ilh.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate of  Improvements.  CI.II'PKIt KltACTION MINKItAL CLAIM, SITL'ATK IN TIIK  TUOUT LAIvK MINING DIVISION OK WEST KOOTKNAY  DISTItlCT. AND LOCATKD ON TIIK CHEAT NOItTHKIt.N  LEDGE, AIIOI'T SIX MILKS KROM TROUT  LAKE CITVl  Take notice that 1. Charles Molson. acting as agent for  tho Lillooet Kraser Uiver& Cariboo Gold Fields, Limited,  free miner's certificate Xo. SJ.01S. issued at X'ew Westminster on October 31st, ISOli. 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.  CIIAULKS MOLSON.  Dated, this2lth day of December. ISilli. (Dec 2lilh.|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate  of  Improvements.  PHILIPSlll'RG MINERAL CLAIM. Si'l'l'ATK IN TIIK TltOl'T  LAKE MINING DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAY DISTItlCT,  AND LOCATED ON TIIECItKAT NORTHERN I.KDGK, IIKI.NG  A SOl'TIIKKI.Y EXTENSION OK 'I'lIK OLD SONOMA .MINERAL CLAIM.  Take notice Ihat I. Charles Molson, free miner's certII-  cafc Xo. 75,t!20. issued at Trout Lake on  ISilli. inl end 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 I lint aclion, under section 37. musfbe coiiimenced before the issuance of such  cerlilieale of improvements.        CIIAULKS MOLSON.  Dated, this 2llli clay of December, ISilli. |I)ee. 2(ith.|  Gars of Bedroom  Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Car of Mattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  THESE COOGS WILL BE OFFERED AT ADVANTAGEOUS PRICES FOR CASH  SPECIAL RATES TO HOTELS  LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF WALL PAPERS . . .  . . . KEPT IN STOCK AT ALL TIMES  D. McARTHUR & GO.  .     FOOT OK HALL STHKKT, NKLSON.  T.  W.   GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash, 'Band Sawing,  Turned'Work,  and Office Fitting's.    J.tisl  arrived and  in stock, a carload-of"Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  1 i '  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited  TIMES  TABLE KO. 10.  In c.l'ecl Monday, June Sth, lS9fi.  Arrowhead-Trail Route, Steamer Nakusp.  South Hound Head Down. North Hound Head Up.  Tuesday,  .Vedncsday, Friday.  7 P. in. de  AHltOWJIKAl)  ti                 it  III 1>. in. nr "1  "112 noon de /  N'AICUSI'  Thursday, Saturday.  / y a. m. ar 1  \12 noon de /  no I.SON  CJ                         ii  2 p. in. ar  THAIL  ar ll:Mi_ a. in.     Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.  |de   7:30 a. in. |  I nr. (i     a. m. I  j do   Si.'in p. m. I ���,      ,       ������       ,        _.   .     ,  I ar   8     p. in. /  I "CMlnj-, 1 hursday, Saturday.  de   1:.'.0 p. in.   ." ii ��� ii  Connections at Arrowhead with Canadian 1'aciflc railway lo and from Hcvelstoko and all points cast and west.  Connections at. Nakusp with XakuPP & Sloean railway to and from Slocan points.  Connections at ltnb��on with Columbia & Kootenay railway to and from Nelson and Kootenay lake points.  Connections at Trail with Colunihia & Western railway to and from Hossland.  Connections at Trail with steamer Lytton to and from Waneta, Northport, and Spokane.  Trail-Northport Route, Steamer Lytton.  ( S a. ni. do        THAIL        ar 1:30 p. m.-i  I      It   ..      ...      n.. W A V _TMl A ,!._   'i ..     ...      1^  Daily except Sunday -   !).a. m! ar     WANK/PA    dc 3  U0 a. m. ar NO KT 11 FORT dc 1  p. m. J- Daily except Sunday  I.IU cl. 111.   IU' jMJltlllJ'Ulll    UU   _ p. III. J  Connections at Northport with Spokane Falls & Northern lo and from Spokane and way points.      ,.  Connections at Trail Columbia &��� Western railway to and from Hossland.  Connections at Trail with steamer Nakusp to and*from Kobson, Nakusp and Revelstoke.  Kootenay Lake Route, Steamer Kokanee.  ..  -!._,._.    . o     i       f 1:1.3 p. ni. dc NKLSON nr 9:30 a. m.l  Dnilj except Sunday |s      j,. In. ftr  KASLO   de 5:30 a. in. j  Daily except Sunday  ry; rclurn-  usp. Kovel-  t        ' J  Saturday. June Glh. and every 2nd Saturday following, steamer leaves Kaslo at 10 p. in. for llonner's For  intr, leaves Honncr's Ferry Sunday at noon.  Connections at Nelson with Columbia & Kootenay railway to and from Robson, Trail, Rossland, Nak  stoke and Canadian Haeilie railway points. ' _.  Connections at Nelson with Nelson & Fort Sheupard railway to and from Spokane and way points.  Conned ions at Kaslo with Kaslo & Sloean railway to and from Slocan points.  Connection!, at Bonner's Ferry with Great Northern railway. '  T. ALLAN, Secretary. " J. W. TROUP, Manager Nelson, H. C.  Are the meals and lunches served at the  Vienna Bakery and Restaurant. Chicken,  linked Ham, Hoston linked Roans, Cakes,  I'ics. Rolls, and all kinds of Soft Drinks  constantly on hand. Hicnic Lunches nut  up to order. A variety of Cigars and  Candies always on hand.  John Humer, Prop.  THE TREMONT _  -*L -INTTT  JsTEILSOjN*  MALONE & TREGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and minors.  (JRAND VIEWllOTEL  ^ FBEDEEICTON*  TOAD MOUNTAIN  I>. T. MORICK, Proprietor.  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.  THE GRMD~HOfmT"  SPOKANE,   *W*.A.s:E3..-  Corner Main and Howard Streets  A. K. .1. PKI-CIVAL.  ������ t       MANAI.KIt.  Newly furnished and strictly iliv.t-class throughout.  Headquarters for milling men. Elevator service night  and day. .Steam heating in every room. European and  American plan.  loean Bottling Wopks  CHARLES.!. KAPl'S. Proprietor.  P.O. Box. Ill, Kaslo. H.C.  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  . Red Mountain Railways.  Tf]e only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson arjd Rossland, ar\d  Spokaqe ar\d Ross!ai\d.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  7:00 a. in SPOKAN K ...  10:30a. in   ROSSLAND..  !.:d0a. in NELSON....  Arrive  .. .7:110 p. m.  . ..3:2.") p. in.  .. .5:20 p. m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Columbia & Kootenay Branch  CANADIAN    PACIFIC   RAILWAY.  No. 3 | No. 1  STATIONS  No. 2 | No. I  17:00  17:15  17:30  17:55  18:15  fl:30 Leave..... ..Nelson  Arrive 11:15  i.:l'��     m       Kootenav      11:00  10:00   ��� .,.'    ..Fortv-ninc Creek.,     m     13:15  10:25     , ...Sloean        ���    1.-.02  11:15Arrive . Kobson Leave 12:30  21:15  21:10  20:15  20:21)  10:30  Trains Nos. I, 2, 3, and I run Tuedays, Thursday.-', and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects wil h steamer for Trail Creek.  ���No. 3 connects with steamer for Arrowhead.  No. 2 awaits arrival of steamer from Arrowhead.  No. I awaits arrival of steamers from Trail Creel-:.  Close connection at Nelson with i-teamcr* lo and from  lake points.  J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  Leave   S:00 a. m..  n        S:3I5 a. m..  ,, !>:3l. a. in..  m !.:51 a. in..  ,.       10:03 a. in .  ���       10:18 n. in..  ���       10:30 a. m..  10:30 a.m..  Arrive 10:50 a. m..  DAILY SERVICE.   Kaslo .......  . South Fork   ...Spronle's  .Whitewater   .. Hear Lake .  . Mr.Guigan .....  ... ilailey's   .. .Junction    Sandon.....  .  .An ve 3:50 p. in.  ti 3:15 p. m.  i, 2:15 p. in.  .     ,. 2:00 p. in.  ,,... 1:18 p. in;  .    ., 1:33 p. in.  i. 1:21 p. m.  .     ��� 1:12 ii. in.  .'. Lea\ e 1:00 p. tu.  It. W. BKYANVSuperiiiteiident.  KOREI.T IRVING. Trallic Manager.  ( CHAMPAIGN"!'*. CIDERS.  Manufacturer of .1      BELFAST 01 NO KR ALIO,  AND  and dealer in     I  CARBONATED DRINK'S  OF ALL KINDS.  Special attention given to all orders.  Satisfaction gun ran leed.  W. J. G. DICKSON  EEAL   ESTATE  _A-2Sr.D   CO_IVE_MIS_3IO"J*sr  -A-G-EIsrT  _M:i_N*I3_<r<3-   BROKEB  BEALEV BLOCK. HA ICK!I STREET. NELSON.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on  Baker St.  Busings 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 VV. J. G. DICKSON.  BUILDING  LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed XV. .1. (;. Dickson local agent, for  Addition A lo lhe townsite of Nel-oii, intending purchasers of lols, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lints of lhe addition, will please apply to him.  H\ I). INNES.  International Navigation & Trading Co.,  I.I.MI'll'.li,  KOOTENAY LAKE AND RIVER, B. C.  WINTER SERVICE, 1896-97.  Thi- CruiipiiiivV new Moanier liil'erimiiiiiial leaves Ka.-ln  7:30 a.m. for Ainsworth. Pilot. Hay. Balfour, and Ncl.un  Returning, leave- Nel-on 3:30 p.iu. on all wei k days.  O.  F.  IIAYW'ARD. Master.  JAMES  WAL'OII. Purser.  VICTORIA ASSAY "OFFICE.'  2S Broad Street.  Victoria.  B.C.   $1 (Hi i (lold and Silver -^t -Mt        1 Oil! Lead aud Silver      1 ;'iii   I no! Copper. Silver. Cold.,   3 Ml      2 0(1 i  Gold   Si her   Lead      ...  .  ("opper   Olher metals on application. All samples to he sent  carriage paid and clearly marked, and to lie ncH i.-od hy  letter enclosing charges."  CHARLES JISZKOWICZ,  Watchmaker and Jeweler.  /���',    .fi*f_/  RAGS!  The Tribune will  pay 26 cents a  pound i'or clean cotton Rags.  REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.   BAKER ST. NELSON  .*_��� 'V, *  '. *!--  ,"'l!  f_T"^  >.  "IMIPIP'W-  l-���!1,'  I" ���_,%���'  -ip^-vryirTy^^ g&f^Jgl&gp
j that bodj- to issue  debentures in order to j
  i r.-iise l'unds to constitute SpoOOO in c-ash and !
. I. A. Forin. tlie newly appointed county ■, tiie  site  I'or a   hospiTal   to  he  built and- j
court judge--, was sworn  in at Vancouver | managed   by  the  sisters.    Sister   Joseph
on  Thursday last.     Justice   .McColl  and I hn'] explained her plans to the committee
■at,s cm tlie bench,
coin ui ii-sion which
! the election is not an endorsation of the
i comique, but rather to be viewed as a
', condemnation of the insincerity of $>ome
j of those who would use the place to catch
j a few votes.
',     (ins Carlson, an old-time laborer around
j Ivaslo,  died after a  few  days  illness on
j Thursday afternoon at the- 1,-ikeview
: iiotei.
■ What came very near being a disastrous
1 fire occurred at the Leland hotel lastSun-
j day morning:. The chimney burned out
j and {.lie roof caught fire from the .sparks.
j A Babcock extinguisher was used and tlie
' lire put out.    The damage was slight.
The only perfect Typewriter upon tlie market.
Il has all lhe latest, contrivances to facilitate
,-pecd without sacrilicing the appearance of
the work. ' Call and see the machine
E. T.' \\. Simpkins, Agent for Kootenay, Nelson
LOST-On Josephine street, near lhc corner of Biker
-street, a bunch nf keys. Finder will be rewarded by returning same lo W. F. Teetzel S: Co.
WANTED—Situation hy an experienjod hrusekecper:
trood manager and willing worker. Hotel preferred.
Address Mrs. Myrie Hill, Nelson, H. C.
judge Hole occupied .--<
Magistral- J.nck n-'ad tin
appointed .Mr. i-'m-in county court judge
of Kootenay. and justice; _\lcCreii:liL and
judge Bole road tiie oaths of ollice and
allegiance to the crown respectively.
After wanly the judges and the court ol'li-
ciaIs congratulated Mr. Forin.
, The Vmir claim in the Wild Horse section, continues to develop well. The tunnel is now in 70 feet', giving a depth of .'.()
feet. A win/.e has been sunk 20 feet, from
which excellent specimens of galena,
mixed with quart/ and copper sulphides,
are obtained.
The directors of the Kootenay l_ake
C'eneral Hospital Society acknowledge
with thanks tlie following' donations:
.Mrs. Burke I.iudsay of Ivaslo, a quantity
of cocoa matting and a turkey: Mrs. Rose
Smith, $-5; \i. C. I.u^sell, periodicals: Rev.
'Akehurst, contribution of $21 toward invalid chair: contribution boxes $ 17.."50.
■ c.
C. L. Hoffman of Spokane this week
purchased the northeast corner of Baker
and   Ward  streets  from   Messrs.  Gibson i ■ ==- —
and   Kirkup  lor $1000 cash.    The  lot  is \ TIT?"MQ!TMT0U1?    TVBP
50x120  fee-, which   places   the   value   of ! ljM\5MUiio   ,111 H
Baker street property  at   $S0 per front j   ,
Jt. A. Bainbridge, on Tuesday, starteda,
gang of twelve men clearing the right-of-
way on the Slocan river extension of the
Columbia Ac Kooteiniy railway. The
work of grading will be commenced as
soon as spring opens.
The Edison Bioscope and Novelty Company will give an entertainment in the
Fire hall on Monday evening next. This
company has the reputation of putting up
a good entertainment. The boiscope is
an animated picture show. The other
half of the entertainment is put up by a
number of good vaudeville people who
recently played a week's successful engagement at the Auditorium in Spokane.
The prices are $1 for reserved seats and ;".()
cents general admission.
Alex Mcl.eod, Frank Fitch and W. 31.
Franklin, tlie locators of the Silver Glance
mine on Woodbury creek have given
Spokane people a bond upon their property unci work will be continued all winter. ,The figures of the bond are not
given out.
The .To-Jo mine, on tlie north fork of
Carpenter, this week shipped fourteen
tons of ore to the Hall mines smelter at
A thirty-foot lot on B.iker street, Nelson, wtis sold today for $2.S00—-the highest price yet paid for Nelson real estate.
The lot is situate next the postoffice store,
and is occupied by the West Ivootenay
.Butcher company and P. J. Itus-eJI. who
own the improvements, li. 1!,. Atherl.on
of Sandon was the man who got toe $2,^00.
and .John Elliot was the man who paid
tlie money.
J. A. Forin, the newly appointed county
court judge for Ivootenay, held his first
court in Nelson on Friday morning.
There were about a dozen members of the
provincial bar in the court room when
judge Forin went on the bench, including
Messrs. Whealler. McAnn and Morphy of
Ivaslo, Abbott of Rossland, and Messrs.
Bowes, Elliott, Johnson and Macdonald
of Nelson. J. JI. Bowes welcomed the
new judge on behalf of the bar, and the
latter replied in a happy speech. Judge
Forin starts out well, and when he is better known in the Kootenay will no doubt
bethe most popular judge on the bench.
On and after Monday telephone subscribers should remember tliat it is necessary to give but one ring in calling up
the central ollice. The operator will take
tlie number desired, aud make the necessary  call.  •
who found   her an   adept in' consti ucfion
and practical knowledge of detail.  ' ■
The theatre c-omique formed a prominent feature in the city election contest. Jt j
was interjected with a view to defeating
mayor Green and the late aldermen. A
petition presented to the board of license
commissioners on Wednesday evening
was not entertained because of an insuffi-
Chinesle Go in for Lynching
Superintendent Htissey of tlie provincial
police'is endeavoring to locate the prime
■movers in a lynching affair which recently took place at Pavilion, a point between Clinton and Lillooet. Look Lee, a.
Chinaman who had jumped a fellow* Celestial's placer'claim, was found hanging
at the end of a rope. It is supposed that
the Chinese placer .miners are at the bottom of the lynching and a couple of them
have been arrested.
Sl'NDAV. .lANI'AKV   17th, IKH7.
Tomato Sauce
Cliaiitilly Cream of Oyster
Baked Lake Manitoba White Fish
ItiiKOiil of Heel'     Macaroni and Cheese
Compote of I'eai-hcs
Corned.ISeef wilh Turnips'      Sui,'ar Cured Hani
Turkey with Cranberry Snuce
feirloin of ISeef with  York-hire l'liddiug
Iires«cd .Shoulder of Alullon with Jolly
^lulled Goose with Apple Sauce
Venison with Red Curraiil Jolly
Lobster Salad lied Cabbage Tickle
Shrimp Mayonnaise
>' \T.i:r.TAi'.i.i:s
I'In in, Iloilcd. and Mashed I'olatoer-
(Ireen IVas c
I Mum   IMiddiiiK with   foaming  llrandy Sauce
We beg* to apologize to our customers and to the
..' public generally for our failure to get settled
.. - in the new brick block on the first of Janu-
.. ary, as per our advertisement, but the gen-
.. tlemen who have charge of the "work have
.. assured us that he will have it ready for us
,. in three or four days at most.   Meantime we
,. are offering; certain articles-in order to clear
.. before moving*--at actual cost for cash.   We
.. have just received a very choice consignment
.'. of Creamery Butter, a larg-e consignment of
.. Griffin's Hams, Bacon, and Lard, and a carload
,. of Ogilvie's Flour and Meals.
.Mince Pie     Croon Apple Pie      Strawberry Fie
Sherry Wine Jelly      Port Wine Jelly
(Ireen Chartreuse Jelly
Charlotlc ltu<se Lemon Sponge
Oranges       Apples       London Layer Kaisins
'Walnuts        Almonds        i'Mlberts      f.
French Codec (ireen Tea Mack Tea
9   0   0
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
We would never be able to dispose of our immense stock of holiday goods; that we had too big a stock for a town like Nelson;
that other stores were carrying the same line of goods and the
trade would be split up. But, in spite of all this, we were not only
cleaned out of all we had but could have sold more. We admit we
didn't make much profit, as everything was marked down almost to
cost; but it is something to be able to sell goods. Of course we
have a few of the more substantial articles left, such as Albums,
Picture Frames, Manicure Sets, Pocket Books, Japanese Goods, etc.,
which we are selling at the same, old prices at the. same old stand
0  8  0  3
<£ori}er Baf^r ai?d Josepty.Qe greets, flelsop.
"Quick Sales and
Small Profits."
Just received a car of Fancy
and Staple Orocorics
■SI  CUr-ll
14 pounds sugar 8 cans corn, beans, peas, or tomatoes
3 pounds table fruit 4 cans peaches, plums, strawberries, or apricots
10 pounds Muscatel raisins
4 pounds dairy butter
5 pounds London layer raisins
This is only a few items.   Call and price   ..
ourgoods before purchasing elsewhere
10 pounds currants
20 pounds apples
2-gallon can pie fruit
Fra.uk A. Mackenzie, special representative of the Toronto Mail and .l_.n_pi.-a,
spent a day or two in Kaslo. during tlie
present week. Me comes to make a special
study of the Slocan district in the inter-
esbsz&t^the Mail. Mr. Mackenzie has had
'|3factic.ir<e^:;5erience iii the Black Hills of
Dakota some years ago. In August last,
he joined the stall' of the Mail and Empire. Me will, remain in the province,
.  probably, until August next.
Last Saturday night Unpaid Paterson
was almost instantly killed as the result
of being struck on the head by suing. Me
had lifted one end to his shoulder, and
was swinging around when he tripped,
and in falling his head was caught between a rock and the log and badly
crushed, his eyes starting from their
sockets. Me was about 10 years of ago
aud a native of .Middlesex county. Ontario.
Mis mother and sister now reside at Km-
mett, Michigan. Me was among the first
prospectors to go into the White ('.rouse
mountain country', and htul located several claims which he valued.
The sale of  the undivided  one-third interest of the McVay brothers in the .Rath
group of  mines  to George  Alexander is
reported,   although    the   terms   tire   not j
made   known.    The   other   two-thirds   i.s ■
owned by \V". M. l«Y.r.sterpf London.    The i
property is managed   by If. J:J. Alexander
and has  shipped a  considerable quantity
of   high-grade   ore   during   the    present
season.    The head   oflicc of the mine is in
this city.
The steamer Alberta took a full load of
Ruth ore to Five-mile point on Saturday
last. It had .previously been run through
sampler of the Kootenay Ore Company.
On Sunday thesamesteamer took another
full load of grain to the reclamation farm
near the international boundary.
At a public meeting of citi'/.eus on Monday evening, a report of a committee
previously appointed, was adopted recommending the incoming council to place
before the rate-payers a by-law lo enable
We intend to dispose of our stock in the next sixty days, and have bargains
for everybody in Canned Goods, General Groceries, Crockery and Glassware.
Look at some of our prices:
10 Tins  Peas,   Corn,   Beans,   or Tomatoes ....$1.00
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
Large assortment all sizes of
Bin.! Cages,  Hanging Lamps,
And Pocket Knives
Table Cutlery of all fine's
Full Line of Cooking Utensils
Complete Stock of
/\ND   BUILDERS   _*}/\RDW/\RE.
, Give us a Call
Will be pleased to quote prices
Ba^er St.    Telephone 21
We sell the famous Horseshoe Brand made by the Harvey
Van Norman Co. Qur 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.
Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.
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.
gs9 Brooches, Bracelets,.'-Scarf Pins
(Diamond and Opal Setting's)
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." The motto of some others is
"Not how good but how cheap." Our motto is "Good and
cheap." Canadian made Underwear, like Canadian made Whisky,
are admitted!}'  the best  in  the  world.     We handle nothing else.
Baker Street,
(with Pearl Setting's)
No difficulty in choosing" a nice present
Blank Books, Letter Books, Memo Books, Minute Books, Journals, Ledgers,
Day Books, Cash Books, Blank Note Forms, Blank Receipt Forms, Blank
Drafts,   Ink,   Ink,  Stands,  etc.,  etc.,  AT ACTUAL  NFTT COST
GILKER & WELLS, 18 and 20 Baker St., Nelson
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The sale  of the  War  Kagle company  ���should bo an object lesson to investors in  the .shares oi' mining- companies organized  under the laws ol:  the state of Washington.   The War Kagle mine is situate near  liossland, in   this  province, but tlie company operating it  was  organized   under  the laws ot the state of Washington, and  had its head office at Spokane.    The laws  of Washington allow a majority interest  in an incorporated company to dispose of  the company as a whole.    In other words:  The owners of a majority of the shares in  a company, even if the majority  is  but  one share, can sell all  the shares  of the  company, and pass title.   The AVar Eagle  company's capital  was  $."500,000,  divided  into shares of the par value of $1.    The  majority of the shares (207,Mi)) were held  , by an interest who voted to sell the company's 500,000 shares for $700,000, when an  offer  to  purchase  the shares   for   $900.-  000 was  before them  for  consideration.  They claimed that  the $700,000 offer was  alkcash, while the  $jfO0,0()0 oiler was only  $200,000 cash and the  balance in 10 days.  The minority   interest   at   (he   meeting  (178,855 shares) maintained  that the $000,-  000 offer was  the better one.    While only  $200,000 of it was in cash, no stock was to  be delivered until the balance of the offer.  $700,000, was in bank, and if not so placed  within 10 days, then, the $200,000 was lo  be forfeited, an amount more than double  the  probable  output of  the   mine for-10  days.  The action of tho majority interest  can only have one  construction, that is,  tiie property rights of the minority interest were sacrilit-.ed.    It  is  generally contended that eight out of ten men, no matter how scrupulously honest they may be  in  ordinary   business   undertakings,   are  unscrupulous  in   their  mining  ventures,  and the sale of the AVar   Eagle company  for $700,000 when it could have been sold  for $000,000 goes to prove that contention.  Investors should  steer clear of all mining  companies organized  under the state of  Washington.          -��� Although the conveyance of the AVar  Eagle mine has been made to the Gooder-  ham-Blackstoek syndicate, and the money  is said to have been paid over, it may be  tliat the last has not been heard of the  matter.' There is a provision in the companies act regulating the disposition of  their assets by companies, none of which  conditions nave been complied with iu respect to the War Eagle deal. It is a debatable question whether compliance with  the provisions of this act is obligatory  upon American companies registered in  this province. The circumstance that the  Gooderham syndicate did not consider it  so, gives color to the statement commonly  heard, that American companies incorporated in AVashington cannot be bound by  regulations' imposed'by the companies  act of this province. In the companies  act amending act of IS!..':., the following  section was added to the companies act:  '���Notwithstanding anything appearing  to the eoiiwary in any statute ia force in  this province, any corporation registered  or incorporated under the "Companies  Act," or the "Companies Act, 1SU0," may  dispose of the whole or any portion of its  assets by resolution duly passed to such  effect at a general or special meeting of  the stockholders representing at least  two-thirds in value of the paid up capital,  stock of the corporation, which meeting  shall be held in the city, town, or district  ������where the corporation has its chief place  of business in the province: Provided,  always, that at least one month's notice  of such meeting, signed by the secretary,  or, in the event of his death or absence,  by the acting secretary, or if there be no  acting secretary, then by one of the trustees, shall be published in at least four  issues of the British Columbia Gazette,  and of some newspaper in the city, town,  or district aforesaid: Provided, always,  that nothing herein contained shall be  construed or allowed to prejudice any  claim against the corporation."  if this act applied to the War Eagle  company, incorporated in Washington,  and the stockholders who voted against  the sale held together, they would have  had their remedy in their own hands, as  the Pinch and Clark combination did not  control the necessary two-thirds of the  stock. It would have been possible for  them to have made an application in tlie  British Columbia courts to have the sale  set aside and a receiver appointed to administer the property. If Mich an application had been made it is difficult to .see  how the court could have refused it. The  sale conformed with the provisions of the  companies act in no respect, and the Pinch  and Clark combination sold their co-shareholders out for $200,000 less than the  amount offered by the representative of  the London Ac British Columbia Cold  Eields company. Jt i.s now said that the  Corbins, Roberts, and Merrick, have sold  their stock. This will no doubt give the  Gooderham syndicate the necessary two-  thirds.   The Again a Shipper  The Josie  will   begin  to ship ore  this  week.    Several  hundred tons have  been  knocked down from the slope in  the big  r .u-e chute iu the east end.    It  i.s  thought  'that tlie Josie company can easily ship a  carload a day.   A good deal of work has  been done with the diamonu    **/���?">  200-foot level.   A very good o_      '%  fair grade has been found on the,.        '  the  main   tunnel, and   another ,.o.  grade has been found'on tho north.  <*he  >f  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   FROM   KASLO."  V  HAS   PAID   $120,000' IN   DIVIDENDS.  But the Owners'Keep It Dark and Don't Wish  ��� Anyone to Know It.  If some of Die men carrying on mining  operations in Trail Creek had hold of a  few of the Slocan properties for six months  the Slocan would soon be known in every  corner of the earth. The men operating  in the Slocan are good miners, but they  arc afraid that someone will catch on to  the circumstance that they are making  money very fast. They give out as little  information concerning their property as  possible, and kick if the newspapers attempt to publish the value of their shipments as entered in the customs. This,  may be al! right from their .point of view,'*  but. it does not give the district a fair  chance for further development. Jf the  earnings of the Slocan mines were published, there would be a greater incentive  to capital to .develop many of the prospects which at present are barely kept  alive. The reticence of these men is therefore a bad thing for the country. The  force of this will be apparent when it i.s  known that one Slocan property, of whicli  little is ever heard, has paid $72,000 in  dividends during the past four months,  nnd the total amount of dividends paid  since operations were commenced, is  $120,000. Jf this property was in liossland, its name would be in everyone's  mouth, but it is in the. Slocan, and outside of those immediately interested, there  are few people who have any knowledge  of it or its earnings.  Bonded, the Nonpareil Group.  W. N. Uolfe secured a bond on the Nonpareil group of claims on Tuesday. The  bond calls for the paymentofasubstantial  Jiguro, divided into four payments, scattered over twelvemonths. The Nonpareil  group is located in I he Slocan opposite the  ���Lucky Jim group, the oabinon the property being about ."30 minutes'walk from  the .Lucky Jim siding on the ivaslo Ac Slocan railway. The development upon the  group consists of over 800 feet of tunnel  and some, 100 feet of open work. The  ledge is between four and live feet wide,  a great deal of which will concentrate.  The paystreak varies from lour to fourteen inches. Several sample shipments  have been made from the property for the  purpose of ascertaining the value of the  ore. These ran from 200 to 225 ounces iu  silver. The owners of the group were AV.  C. McLean, J. G. McLean, and W. A.  Elager.     '    ' .���  Tlie Tramway Completed.  The 'Noble.Five company's tramway,  connecting the mines and the concentrator at Cody, has been completed and successfully tested. The tramway was built  by the Colorado Iron AVorks, of Denver,  and is of entirely novel design. Ib is the  invention of Mr. Kinlayson of that company, and is the first of the pattern to-be  built anywhere. It is automatic in operation, the loaded bucket starting the  empty one ou its journey. The buckets  will c_irry from oOO to 700 pounds each of  ore. The tramway will, when worked up  to its capacity, bring down daily about  380 tons of ore, and carry up about half  that quantity of merchandise.  Developing the Sunset.  The Sunset Gold and Silver Miningeom-  pany, whicli recently secured the Sunset  mineral claim in the Whitewater basin,  has a force of ten men opening up the  property. A shaft has been sunk 15 feet,  and the ledge has gradually widened from  three to six feet. There is a rich streak  of galena which varies from -8 to J-l inches.  In sinking the present shaft over a carload  of shipping ore has been taken out. A  second carload will be shipped during the  first week in February.  Goodenough's Promised Dividend.  It is said that the Goodenough Mining  company, owning the Goodenough mine  in the Slocan, will declare a $50,000. dividend within a mouth or six weeks. The  company now has $20,000 in the treasury,  and enough ore in transit to warrant the  payment of such a dividend.  Where Dick Shea Is King.  Lake 1). Wo 1 ford and A. Coolidge of  Colfax, who are largely interested in the  Rambler-Cariboo Mining Company, have  been visiting the property, which has-  been showing some very valuable ore  bodies.   Another Rossland Claim Sold.  The Sultana claim, located on Lookout  mountain, adjoining the Wisconsin, has  been sold. Ten thousand dollars was the  price paid, $.'3000 down, the remainder in  30 days. General Warren and a Manitoba  '.syndicate are the buyers.  Fisher Maiden Shipping.  In the Fisher Maiden mine at Silverton  there is a force of 17 men at work driving  a tunnel and sloping out ore. There are  over 200 tons of ore on the dump, and 700  sacks are now ready to ship. This ore assays $00 to the ton.  Second Payment Made on Mountain Goat.  The Mountain Goat mineral claim, under  bond to W. E. Potter, is said to be turning out satisfactorily. The second payment on the bond, which fell due some  days since, was promptly met.  Tlie newly elected members of the city  .ouncil held  their first meeting on Monday last in accordance with the statute.  The declarations  of the  aldermen  elect  were read by  the clerk, and  they  were  ready for business.    In the unavoidable  absence of mayor elect Green, alderman  Moore was elected temporary chairman,  and the couucilmen took ��i recess until S  o'clock in the evening.    When the council  reassembled, the mayor's declaration' was  read, and he took the chair.    A communication was read from  W. 13. Stratliern,  calling attention to the open saloons on  election day, which, te said, was in violation of law, aud asking whose duty it was  to see that the Sabbath was properly observed in accordance with law. The mayor  named the standing committees with the,  following chairmen:   Finance, alderman  Garland; public works, alderman Moore;  sanitation and water,alderman Buchanan;  fire  and   light,   alderman    Goodenough.  Alderman Buchanan asked some questions  with reference lo the waterworks system,  and the show license given tho proprietor  of the Theatre Comique.    He then  asked  for a private session of the council, which,  after some conversation, it was arranged-  to call on Saturday evening.    It was elicited during the talk,  that  the alderman  desired "to present a charge for gross misconduct against one of the city's officials,  the charge will probably be laid on  Saturday   evening,   and   discussed    behind  closed doors.  Miss Alice Hamilton, one of the "-variety  actresses of the Theatre Comique, slipped  as she was coming out of the'theatre  building on Tuesday morning and, in falling, broke her leg.  The new rotary snow plow for the Kaslo  ��fc Slocan railway, has received some  changes in the machine shops at Spokane,  and has been forwarded from there for  use on the road. It will probably arrive  in the course of a few days, and bea valuable acquisition, although there has been  no serious detentions thus tar in the road's  traffic.  The shares of the Ibex Mining and .Development company are selling very  rapidly in the east, and orders are coming  in every day. Fred Steele, the treasurer  of the company, who only returned on  Monday from Winnipeg, will leave in the  course of a few days for Toronto and  Montreal, where he will establish agencies  for the sale of the company's stock. The  showing at the mine is said to be excellent.    JI). Bauman, a mining man from Denver,  Colorado, was iri Ivaslo the other day  day looking after zinc properties. His  object ought to commend itself to the  owners of several properties, where this  class of mineral has been considered rather  detrimental than otherwise.  The new skating rink was opened for  tlie public use on Tuesday evening last.  Both curlers and skaters took advantage  of the occasion to indulge in their favorite  pastime. I3ut the ice was not sufficiently  smooth to permit of the best results.; The  ice will be again flooded and it will only  need a few days cold weatlier to make the  rink a favorite resort, as well as permitting of the most health bringing exercise.  The water works system, after most exasperating delays, approaches completion.  The big cut on A avenue has been pushed  through, aud the section of pipe between  Fifth and Sixth street may now be laid.  The work of putting together the-wood  stave pipe is also progressing rapidly, and  the whole of it will be in place on Monday  or Tuesday. The floor and sides of the  reservoir, have received a coat of asphalt,  and it is now ready for the water. If  there be no untoward accident, the water  should be turned on and the system tested  by the 1st of February.    '  The Theatre Comique was again represented in the police court oil Thursday  afternoon. The occasion was a row which  occurred on AVednesday night between  Robert Felix, "peanut Bob." a "beer  slinger," and one J). J. McDonald, during  which McDonald had his eye blackened.  McDonald was fined $10, and the waiter  $15, with the addition of an admonition  from the police magistrate that young  men iu his business must be prepared to  take considerable abuse from those to  whom they supplied intoxicants until  they became inebriated, for if brought  before him for assault under such circumstances, they would have cause to regret.  He-would himself attend to that end.  H. Hirschel Cohen is again in Kaslo,  and is said to be negotiating for further  purchases of Slocan property. He went  into the hills by rail on Thursday morning.  Eastern People Get Ainsworth .Properties.  There is a well authenticated report current that the Black Diamond and Little  Donald mineral claims at Ainsworth,  lately owned by John F. Stevens of the  Great Northern Hailway, and bonded to  T. M. Gibson of Kaslo, have been by the  latter transferred to an eastern syndicate  represented by Fved Steele, a small interest being retained by Mr. Gibson. The  price paid is said to have been good sized,  but particulars are not given. Work will  probably begin at once with a considerable force, and shipments made at an  early date.  The Manitoba Election Cases.  It would appear from the proceedings  in the recent election trials that Manitoba's population consists chiefly of a  majority of fools who xveve cheated by a  minority of rogues.  HOW SENATOR MAHONE PLAYED POKER.  Sey York Journal: They tell a story  about Mahone, which illustrates the delicacy of that gentleman, as well as the  cool and steady fashion in whicli he used  to pick up his poker hand. The general  is dead now, and this is of three-years ago.  General Mahone played very often, and  lilced the game. Once he was in a four-  handed party at Chainberlin's, which included several senators: nobody was winning or losing very much. The limit was  not a high one.  A deal was beginning where general  Mahone sat at the dealer's left hand, and  had what is popularly called "the age.'"  The general had anted and the deal was  about to begin, when one of the waiters  called him from the room to speak with  gentleman.  "Deal me a hand," said general Mahone,  as he stepped out of the door. "I'll be  back in time to play if." As he closed the  door behind him, the senator who was  handling the deck, remarked:  "Let's put up a joke on Mahone. I'll  deal him three queens in the go-off, and  fix up C , next to him, with a straight  flush, and then let Mahone get another  queen in (he draw. I'd like to see how  long and how hard the general would bet  four queens. Of course, we give the money  back."'.  The others deemed this a very excellent  jest, and the dealer ran over the deck until-he had'gotteu three queens, whicli he  threw down with two other cards as Ma-  hone's hand. Then lie lixed up the statesman next to him with a four diamond  flush. The top of the deck was next arranged so as to give Mahone another queen  to his three, and fill C.'s diamond flush to  make it a straight Hush.  Everybody had picked uphishand when  the general got back, and as he drew up  to the table and reached for his cards, the  dealer remarked: "Hurry up general,  we're waiting for you." general Mahone  looked at his hand, discarded one ctird  and said:    "Give me a card."  The dealing senator cjjcjalt the general  the fourth queen, which;_��c?,ou the ton.of;  the J.cuk-, ;:nd' gave"o ; next to him","  who aLo drew one car.d, the diamond he  was after.   And then they leaned back to  see C aud the general buck each other;  and, as C had  the high hand, to hear  what the general would say when he lost  on four queens.  11 was C 's first bet.    He threw down  a vv^jite chip. Of course,-everybody was  confident the general would raise him.  That was where they were disappointed.  To their amazement and without a moment's hesitation, without a word of comment or any gesture whicli '-would indicate either surprise or disgust, Mahone  threw his hand in the discard, and as nobody bet against C������, lie' took in the  -little pot with opposition.  General Mahone calmly reached for the  deck and proceeded to shuffle the cards  for. the next deal. At last the senator  who had dealt the cards broke into a  laugh.  '"C -, you might better give the general back his "ante," remarked the late  dealer. Then ihey all laughed, while Mahone looked up iu pretended surprise.  "Why didn't you bet those four queens,  general?" asked one of the senatorial  players. "Did you think they were a joke,  or that somebody was trying to rob,you?"  "No, sir," smoothly replied Mahone,*'!  have the utmost confideucein the honesty  of every gentleman present: I haven't the  remotest idea that any of you would rob  me, and am confident that' no one would  jest about so serious a thing as poker.  But I make it an inflexible rule, sir, never  to bet a high hand where I have^been absent through the deal. To be out iu the  hall during the deal, and then return and  get a fourth one on the draw, is to me excessively alarming. So, of course, I throw  my hand in the, discard. I always want  to be present when lam dealt four of a  kind."  "Well, general,*' said the senator who  had been dealing, "it was a joke, after  all, and I must compliment you ou the  very prompt and thoroughbred manner  in which, without discussion, you laid  down those tour queens. It showed, sir,  that you were a Southern gentleman, and  was complimentary alike to yourself and  to us."  Then they all laughed, and, ringing for  a waiter, they ordered a bottle of wine,  and arranged a frugal rake-off to pay  for it. _   A Pen Picture of Cleveland.  Cleveland's refusal to interfere in Cuban  affairs is denounced by the Kansas City  Times in language of western vigor and  pieturesqucnoss. "His corpulency," says  The Times, "sits smiling in selfish unconcern over the spectacle of daily carnage,  cruelty, and rapacity going on almost  within sight of our southern seaboard. It  fills the fatty convolutions of Ids brain  with pride and thrills with elephantine  joy the osseous heart that pumps the  fishy blood through his apoplectic cor porosity, to think that in ignoring the .sufferings of the people of Cuba he is showing his contempt for tho sentiments of the  I'nited States."  Altgeld the Anarchist.  Salt Lake Tribune: Governor Altgeld  i.s a strange man. lie does some unaccountable things, but it cannot be said  that he has ever done a thing in his life to  further his personal ambition: that he  has ever refrained from doing anything  that he believed to be right lest he might  loose friends thereby. And those who believe that he is utterly bad, those who be  lieve his instincts are all evil, ��PERS . . .  believe that he is an enemy toAT ALL TIMES  try, had better read the follow��� ==  from his last message, then  0  ter go to the quiet of their <  and try  to  write something  Before they get through the;-  the difference between a cIo^oot ok hall strhet, nelson.  au inspired soul:    "Illinois .is.  morning of, her  career.   Se-f.    GRAY,    PPOpPietOP.  heart of the continent, the ci'   before her.   Excelling in reso;  -   terjjrise, in achievement, and  D. McARTHUR & GO.  of her peoijle she must lead thing*,  stined to be the centre of int.]-    a  tivity, her genius must guide t'   '.'   .  Directed along the paths of .^R  Sizes  humanity, hot even the stars c=��� =  her glory.   This is the state xv  mit to your, care.   Again, let iVT  the centuries." /  Turned  carload  up  Work,  and Office Fittings.    Just  of Chance's English  Rolled  to 4 by 6 feet.  Steam Navigation Company, Limited  BULLION,   MATTE,   AND  TIME  TABLE NO. 10.  <Iii oll'oct Monday, June 8tli, 189G.  jsad-Trail Route, Steamer Nakusp.  load Down.                 North Bound Rend Uji.           ar 11:30 a. in.     W&  J do   7 .SO a. m.l  (.ar    tl  rde   S:''0  dc  ARROWHEAD  NAKUSP  edncsday, Friday, Sunday.  f  Shipments  from  the   Mines  and  Southern  Kootenay.  The following returns of shij.-^|  bllllion,   matte,  and   ore  1'rom   ; *rj ,      nonsoN- (_<ju   ��:-'�� �� ���; } Tuesday, Thursday. Saturday:  and smelters in southern Ivootei ar trail dc  i-MOv.m.        ������ �� ��  Saturday   last,   wei e   obtained  ���" I'-icinc railway to and from Revelstoke and all points cast and west.  -. ., i '    ,    v  i mi  Slocan railway to and from blncan poiiiln.  custom    house   at   JNefSOn.      J-U*--. Kooton.-iy r.iilway to and from Nelson and Kootenay lake points.  and value  of  the  ore exported  'ostcrn railway lo and from Rossland.  Slocan over the NaktlSp & Slocai' Lolllld fl'om "uncta. Northport. and Spokane.  for the j.ast ten days were not c'orthport Route, Steamer Lytton.  for this issue.   These figures si m_ (Tc      trail  the value  of  the  mineral exjaomiar    waneta.  West Kootenay for tin  Ot the  J)resent month amount I_."n railway to and from Hoswlaiul.  over half a million dollars. M* to and from Robson, Nakusp and Revelstoke.  BULLION  AND  ...  fii-��t-   rh.in. ar NORTIIRORT dc 1      p.m. , .  ,  jo ui so  mi-uUs & Northern to and from Spokane and way points,  nr 1:30 p. in.-)    ��  de A     ]). in. j1- Daily except Sunday  Trail smelter   Hall Mines smelter,  Nelson, matte.  ORK.  MATTl!  Pounds.  :��ii.ll!l'  loli.uli'  y Lake Route, Steamer Kokanee.  de NKLSON ar 11:30 a. nO  in  Daily except Sunday  Payne mine Slocan   Last (Jhance mine Slocan  Whitewater mine, Slocan  Kootenay Ore Company..  Reco mine, Slocan   Surprise mine, Slocan   Rambler mine Slocan ...  No. 1 mine. Ainsworth...  Le Roi mine, Rossland   .Jumbo mine, Rossland ..  Total for week   Totalso far for 1SU7   p. m. ......  p. in. ar   KASLO   de 5:80 a. ni.J  Jay following, steamer leaves Kaslo at 10 p. in. fori'onner's Ferry; return-  T��l"'A- Kootenay railway to and from Robson, Trail, Rossland, Nakusp, Revel-  jjili-l Slienpard railway to and from Spokane and way points.  ()iin railway to and from Slocan points,  y'l it Northern railway.  !_1  in    IS  ���20!  3!'  J. W. TROUP, Manager Nelson, Ii. C.  !IU  :-,7<.  Shipments via the Nakusp & Slocr  . ..The shipments via the Nakus,...  railway,  which   were entered' at -_.,..  stoke, "a sub-port of New -Westminster, -t the  to Jai uary loth, 1S07, were:  Slocan itar mine. Sandon  Knterprise mine, Slocan..  Idaho i">ine, Slocan ...  Tot U      Tons.  200  Kll  fen.  Value.*-;  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways,  Tlje only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson an.d Rossland, artd  Spokane ar(d_Rossland.  he profits made bv the original stock-  ...  in  the War liigle are easily coin-  That Paris Belle Decision Again.  J. JM. Kellie, who represents the north  riding of West Kootenay in the legislature  is jiaking a tour of Trail Creek district  '.prior to the opening of the 'jjrovirieial  jiarlianieut. While in Trail Creek he discussed the celebrated Paris Bell decision  of chief justice Davie. From his remarks  upon the same it is evident that Kellie, in  common with alb mining men, has a poor  opinion of the judgment. This is what he  said upon the subject: "In the event of  the decision of chief justice Davie being  sustained I believe the interests 'of a large  number of people in the vicinity of Hossland and else where, who have acted in good  faith, call for relief. In the event suggested, I proj.ose to introduce a bill in the  legislature that will cure the technical  defect to these titles, and prevent'what  appears to be an injustice to ���many jieojjle  who have shown good faith in evevy :substantial resjiect. T think it is a matter  which deserves legislative relief. The  bill, if introduced and carried, will be an  amendment to the mineral act, and will  simply be declaratory of what the law, in  the respect under discussion,.was intended to be."          ���'    "   And He Never Came Back.  Tom Dolan, treasurer of Itossland'sMiners' Union So. 3<S, W. F. jM., disa|ijieared  soon after .lanuary 1st, and about $..00 of  the union's funds entrusted to his care  went with him. lie was not suspected at  the first meeting held early in the month,  but a day or two later when inquiries  were made, it was learned that he had  left town, not making his plans known,  and that the treasury was empty. His  bondsmen. A. Ivlockman, Kdward Bowes,  and II. S. McConneli made the deficit good  on .Monday.  ���   Wants a Dominion Charter.  Aj.plication will be made at the next  session of the federal jnu-liameut to incor-  jjorate the liritish Pacilic .Hailway company, for the purpose of building a line  from. Victoria to Winnipeg via Butte Inlet. Cariboo, Kdinonton, and Prince Albert, with a branch line to a port on Hudson's Bay. and branches down the valleys  of the Canoe, Columbia and Kootenay  rivers to the 10t.li j.arallel of latitude, with  power to purchase, lease, amalgamate or  make ruiiniiigarraiigemeiit.s with existing  lines or lines of proj.osed railways.  ���Will Ship Fve Cars Each Month,  f.ane Keith, one of the lessees of the Slocan Boy. was in Kaslo on Monday last.  He reports that they have '-���'> men at work  on the projji.rty. and ha ve shipped during  the season \~> carloads ol high grade ore,  and will ship about five cai loads each  month.  The Telegram's Political Pars.  Kor the sake of Canada's honor, it is to  be hoped that the Liberal jiarty i.s not  about to become identified with any  movement for reciprocity which involves  the recognition of Mr. Kdward Karrc.r as  the Washington agent of a Canadian  government.  . .y.ders  puled. By th'i�� sale they receiveVcturus-..  on a. basis of #7:50,000. The mine has ji.iid  $187,000 in dividends, or a total of $837.-  oOO. But the original stock rejjresented.  in addition to the War Eagle mine, the  Iron Mask, the Virginia, and the Poor-  man. The stock of the Iron Mask is selling around'���50 cents, or $250,000 for the  property. The Virginia stock is selling at  , a basis of $100,000 for the mine, and the  Poorman at $10,000. The original War  Eagle stock therefore represents a total  value of $1,.'.27,500. It cost the original  owners, all told, about $50,000, or 10 cents  per share. In other- words, original stockholders who have retained their interests  to date have received more than $20 for ;  each dollar invested.  A Rich Strike on the Whitewater.  The Whitewater mine increases in value  at almost evevy foot of development work  which is done upon it. Manager Katon  reports that the tunnel next to the lowest  is now in 175 feet, and he has struck an  ore body which he thinks is the same as  that which shows in the 'winze above, and  which he has been following for some  time. Assays of ordinary samjiles from  this body assayed IS.I ounces silver to the  ton, which was surjirising even to the  manager himself.  Eight Thousand Dollar Silver Ore.  The Goodenough mine is still producing  high class ore, and well maintaining its  jiromise. Some samples taken out in the  ordinary course of stoping, were sent to  Mill & Co., the assayers at Sandon,'and  from one sample the remarkable assay return was made of 13,112 ounces in silver  per ton. This is perhaps the highest assay ever made in the district. There are  two carloads of ore at the Ivaslo sampling  works, from whicli large returns are ex-  jiected.    Knows What He Is Talking' About.  George W. Hughes was iu Kaslo the  other day. lie is enthusiastic over the  outlook in the Slocan country. He says  that the imj.rovementeverywhero is most  marked. It i.s not shown in one property,  nor in one locality, but everywhere  throughout the Slocan district, where  values are being developed by lea j is and  bounds. The Payne group, which is already a heavy shipper, will send out in  the early future fully 50 tons jier day.  Killed in a Snow Slide.  Word was received here on Wednesday  last that John G. Gillis, foreman at the  Ibex mine, had been buried in a snow  slide. Kll'orts were being made to rescue  him. but it wa< scarcely jiossible to hope  that he would bo taken out alive. Assistance was sent from the Whitewater, but  without avail. Latest accounts are to the  effect that the body had not been recovered from the slide.  Another Good Thing on Ten-milo.  The Kdinonton group on Ten-mile creek,  Slocan lake, tinder bond to A. G. Kerguson  of Vancouver, is said to be looking well as  the result of development work. The  vein i.s stronger, and some high grade ore  is being taken out. (ieorge I). Turner is  in charge of the work.  i - *   ($-  �����_. :������./_-  ^ .  . _���   i  --"_ ���  _.'���.<*!_.:,. -���  nw �������������������� inriiif ��r-^��ry  -ft- ((
I?IJJ«:  T.HI 1.1 UNE: ■ N'F.LSON,  .15. C, SATURDAY,  -lANUARY Ifi,   IS!.),..
that body to issue  debentures in order to
 — i raise funds to constitute $3000 in cash and
J. A. Forin. the newly appointed county j the  site  for, a   hospital  to  be  built and
court judge, was sworn in at Vancouver I
on Thursday hist. .Jit-lice MoColl and :
judge Bole occupied seats on the bench, j
Registrar Px-'ck r^.-id thecommiwon whicli ';
appointed Mr. Korin county court judge i
of Ivootenay, and justice McCreieht and ;
judge Bolo read tlie oaths of ollice and-j
allegiance to the crown respectively. !
Afterwards the judges and the court ofii- .
cials congratulated Mr. Forin. i
The Ymir claim in the Wild Horse sec- j
tion, continues to develoj) well. The tun- ]
ne! is now in 70 feet, giving a depth of 30 '■
feet. A win/.__ has been sunk 20 feet, from |
which' excellent specimens of galenn. j
mixed with quart/, and copper sulphides. |
are obtained. ,
The directors . of the Kootenay Lake ,
General Hospital Society acknowledge j
with thanks the following donations:]
Mrs. Burke Lindsay of Ka-do, a quantity ■
ol" cocoa matting and a turkey ; Mrs. Bose ,
Smith, $5; K. C. Russell, periodicals: Hev. j
Akehurst", contribution of $21 toward in- j
valid chair; contribution boxes $17.50.' j
C. L. Hoffman of Spokane this week j
purchased the northeast corner of Baker
and AVard streets from Messrs. Gibson i
and Kirkup for $-1000 cash. The lot is j
50x120 fee', which place?, the value of I
Baker street property at $80 per front
feo". ' ;
II. A. Bainbridge, on Tuesday, started a ;
gang of twelve men clearing the right-of- j
way on the Slocan ' river extension of the !
Columbia  ■&    Kootenay   railway.     The !
work of grading  will  be  commenced  as
soon as spring opens.
The'Edison Bioscope and Novelty Company will give an entertainment in the
Fire hall on Monday evening next. This
company has tire reputation of putting up
n good entertainment. The boiscope i.s
an unlimited jjiuture show. The other
haifof the entertainment i.s put up by n
number of good vaudeville people who
recently jjlayed a week's successful engagement at the Auditorium in Spokane.
The jirices tire $1 for reserved seats and 50
cents general admission.
Alex McLeod, Frank Kitch and AV. M.
Franklin, the Iocatersof the Silver Glance
mine on Woodbury creek have given
Spokane people a bond upou their prop-
erty and work will be continued all win-'
ter. * The figures of the 'bond are not
given out.
The Jo-Jo mine, on the north fork of
Carpenter, this week shipped fourteen
tons of ore to the Hall mines smelter at
A thirty-foot lot on 13.i ker street, Nelson, was sold today for $2.S00—the highest price yet paid for Nelson real estate.
The lot is situate next the postoflice store,
and is occupied by the West Kootenay
Butcher company and P. .1. llus^ell. who
own the improvements. K. li. Athert.on
of Sandon was the man who got tiie $2,800,
and John Klliot was the man who paid
the money.
J. A. Forin, the newly appointed county
court judge for Kootenay, held his first
court iu Nelson on Friday morning.
There were about a do/en members of the
provincial bar in the court room when
judge Forin went on the bench, including
Messrs. AVheuller, McAnn and Morphy of
Kaslo, Abbott of liossland, and Messrs.
Bowes, Elliott, Johnson and Macdonald
of Nelson. J. 11. Bowes welcomed the
new judge on behalf of the bar, and the
latter replied in a happy speech. Judge
Forin starts out well, and when he is better known in the Kootenay will no doubt
bethe most popular judge on the bench.
On aud after Monday telephone subscribers should remember that it is necessary to give but one ring in calling up
the,central office. ' The operator will take
the number desired, and make the necessary  call.      	
managed by the sisters. Sister Joseph
had explained her plans to the committee,
who found her an adejit iu construction
and practical knowledge of detail.
The'theatre comique formed a jiroinin-
ent feature in the city election contest. It
was interjected with a view to defeating
mayor Green and tho late aldermen. A
petition presented tf) the board of license
commissioners on AVc.lne_.d_iy evening
was not entertained because of an insufficient number oi" signatures. The result of
the election i.s not an endo'rsation of the
comique, but rather to be viewed as a
condemnation of the insincerity of some
of those who would use the place to catch
a few votes.
Gus Carlson, an old-time laborer around
Kaslo, died after a few days illness on
Thursday afternoon at the Lakeview
hotel. -
What came,very near being a disastrous-
fire occurred at the Leland hotel last Sunday morning. The chimney burned out
and the roof caught* fire from the .sparks.
A Babcock extinguisher was used and the
fire put out..  The damage was slight.
Chinese Go in for Lynching
Superintendent Hussey of the provincial
police is endeavoring to locate the prime
movers in a lynching affair whicli recently took place at Pavilion, a point between Clinton and Lillooet. Look Leo, a
Chinaman who had jumped a fellow Celestial's ])lacer claim, was found hanging
at the end of a rojie.- It is supposed that
the'Chinese jdacer miners are at the bottom of the lynching and a couple of them
have been arrested.
SUNDAY.  JANl'AliY   lTlll.  ISH7.
I'ri-um of OyMcr
Tlio only jierfect Typewriter upon the mnrkuL
II, lius ;\"ll llie liitcsr, ronlriviuicos to facilitate
.-peed wiLliout -.-.icrilicMiiK tlio nppeunmcc of
the work.   Cull iintl see tlie machine.    .
E. T. I-J. Simpkiiis, Agent for Kootenay, Nelson
LOST—O.i .Jo.cphine street, near the corner of Il.U.or
street, a bunch nf kov-f. Kinder will bo rewanled by returning same to \\\ F. Teetzel & Co.
WAN'TKI)—Situation liy an experienced hrusckecper:
ttood manager and willint? worker. Hotel preferred.
"Address Mrs. Alyrie Hill, Xelson, II. C.
Baked Lake Manitoba White Kisli, Tomato Sauce
KiiKout of Heel'     Macaroni and Cheese
Compote of I'eiu-lu'K
in ill.Kl i
Corned  liccf wilh Turnips      Sugar Cured Tlain
'   I.'H.WI'
Turkey wiiii Criiiiberry .Sauce
teirloin of ISeef wiiii  Yorkshire I'lidding
Dressed Shoulder of Million with Jolly
Stnll'ed floose with Apple".Sauce
-" i:\mk
Venison with Itert Currant .Jolly
Lobster Salad       ' I'ed Cabbage Pickle
Shrimp Mayonnaise
Plain, Boiled, and Mashed Potatoes
(Ireen I'eas
English   Plum   Pudding wilh   Foaming   Brandy Sauce
Mince Pie     Green Apple Pie      Strawberry Pie
Sherry Wine Jelly       Port Wine Jelly
Green Chartreuse Jelly
Charlotte Kii<se Lemon Sponge
Oranges       Apples       London  Layer Raisins
"Walnuts        Almonds        J'-ilberts
French Coll'ee Green Ten Black Tea
DINNER AT  5:30 ,
"We beg8 to apologize to our customers and to the
public generally for our failure to get settled
in the new brick block on the first of January, as per our advertisement, but the gentlemen who have charge of the work have
assured us that he will have it ready for us
in three or four days at most. Meantime we
are offering certain articles~in order to clear
before"moving~at actual cost for cash. ¥e
have just received a very choice consignment
of Creamery Butter, a large consignment of
Griffin's Hams, Bacon, and Lard, and a carload
of Ogilvie's Flour and Meals.
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
Ail 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
'Quick Sales and
Small Profits.'
,Iu.-.l received a car of Fancy and Staple Groceries
The following goods can be had for SI cash
Frauk A. Mackenzie, special representative of the Toronto Mail and l-Jmpire,
spent a day or two in Kaslo during the
present week, lie comes to make a special
study of the Slocan district in the interests of the Mail. Mr. Mackenzie has had
practical experience in the .Black Mills of
.Dakota some years ago. In August last
he.joined the staff of the Mail and Ivn-
pire. lie will remain in the province,
probably, until August next.
Last Saturday night  Dugald  Paterson
was almost instantly-killed  as  the result
of being struck on the head by a log.    lie
had lifted  one end   to his  shoulder, and
was  swinging  around   when  he tripped,
and  iu   falling  his  head   was caught  between   a   rocic   and    the   log and   badly
crushed,   his   eyes   starting   from    their-
sockets,    lie was about  10  years  of age
iiiulii native of Middlesex county. Ontario.
His mother and  sifter  now reside at I'Jin- j
mett, Michigan,    lie  was among the lirst I
'prospectors to  go into  the White Grouse i
mountain country, and  had  located sev- i
eral claims which he valued. j
The sale of  the undivided  one-third in- ;
terest of the McVay brothers in the liuth
group of  mines  to  George  Alexander is i
reported,  although    the   terms   are   not j
made   known.    The   other  two-thirds   is ;
owned by AV*. II. Forster of London.    Tlie j
property is managed   by If. B. Alexander
and has  shipped a considerable (piant'ity
of    high-grade   ore   during   the    present |
season.    The head  office of the mine is in |
this city. I
Tlie steamer Alberta took a full load of |
Ruth ore to Five-mile point ou Saturday !
last. It had previously been run through j.
sampler of the Ivootenay Ore Company, j
On Sunday the same steamer look another i
full load of grain to the reclamation farm I
near the international boundary.
At a public meeting of citizens on Monday evening, a report of a committee
previously appointed, was adopted recommending the incoming council to place
bi.fore the rate-payers a by-law to enable
14 pounds sugar 8 cans corn, beans, peas, or tomatoes
3 pounds table fruit 4 cans peaches, plums, strawberries, or apricots
10 pounds Muscatel raisins ro pounds currants
4 pounds dairy butter        20 pounds apples
5 pounds London layer raisins 2-g*allon can pie
This is only a few item-.   Call and price
our-goods before purchasing elsewhere
Large assortment a!I sizes of
Bii\. Cages,  Hanging Lamps,
And Pooket Knives
Table Cutlery of all Kjnris
Full Line of Cooking Utensils
Complete Stock of
/\ND   BU.LQhH'S   _in™/\RE.
Give us a Call
Will be pleased to quote prices
Balder St.    Telephone 21
Ofllce:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.
a 3 I
Several desirable business offices and dwelling's to rent.
Custorns brokerage promptly attended to.
Real estate for sale cr> lease in every portion of the town.
•   09
We would never be able to dispose of our immense stock of holiday goods; that we had too big a stock for a town like Nelson;
that other stores were carrying the same line of goods and the
trade would be split up. But, in spite of all this, we were not only
cleaned out of all we had but could have sold more. We admit we
didn't make much profit, as everything was marked down almost to
cost; but it is something to be able to sell goods. Of course we
have a few of the more substantial articles left, such as Albums,
Picture Frames, Manicure Sets, Pocket Books, Japanese Goods, etc.,
which we are selling at the same.old prices at the'same old stand
9 6 0  8
<?on?er Bal^r ar?d Josepl?i_}e 5^eets, [felson.
We intend to dispose of our stock in the next sixty days, and have bargains
for everybody in Canned Goods, General Groceries, Crockery and Glassware.
Look at some ot our prices:
io Tins  Peas,   Corn,   Beans;  or Tomatoes .... $1.00
Og'ilvie's  Hungarian   Flour,   per sack     l.SO
Spokakc  Flour,   "Plansifter," per Sack     1.35
Spokane  Flour  "Dayton,"  per sack       1.25
Other goods in  proportion
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.
Ring's, Brooches, Bracelets, Scarf Pins
(Diamond and Opal Setting's)
, ispaeeiets a
(with Pearl Settings)
No difficulty in choosing" a nice present
a  n>i
Between cheap Underwear and Underwear cheap. The former
i.s false economy the latter true. The motto of some stores is
"Not how cheap but how good." The motto of some others is
"Not how good . but how cheap." Our motto is "Good and
cheap." Canadian made Underwear, like Canadian made Whisky,
are admittedly the best in  the world.     We handle  nothing else.
Baker Street,
Blank Books, Letter Books, Memo Books, Minute Books, Journals, Ledgers,
Day Books, Cash Books, Blank Note Forms, Blank Receipt Forms, Blank
Drafts,   Ink,   Ink,  Stands,  etc.,  etc.,  AT ACTUAL NETT COST
GILKER & WELLS, 18 and 20 Baker St., Nelson
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