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Array %  Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and  Hundreds of Properties that can be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  FIFTH   TEAR.-NO.  K  KEpy-NAY .���  ���'������ Vt'"x^!''i,v  Has  Three  SmeK^f-v-^^Successful  Operation,  and  Enough'^i4';;-^,Sight,to   Run  <-..    i".l.'r*;>* .. .  Vfi_*.v*ti;.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,  MA  I-CM  o  'J,  897,  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  CLOSE   UPON   TWO   MILT-IONS.  Next Week Kootenay's Ore Exports Will Pass  the $2,000,000 Marie For 18S7.  During Llie past .veek ihe ore mid malic  entered at the port oi' Nelson from the  mines and smelters of scull-em Koolenay  was valued at $185,000. The- oie was  drawn about equally from the Slocan and  Trail ('reek districts. This week's shipments bring lhe total shipmenls from (he  district I'or the present year up to $1,801,-  280 exclusive of the Slocan shipments exported over the Nakusp & Slocan railway  during the present month, which were  entered at the outport ol' Kevelstoke.  The shipments for the week were:  HUM,ION*   AM)  Ti-.-iil sui.Hur   Hull Mines sni-llor,  N-lriOll, lllilll-  OKI-].  MATTK.  I'muids.   2U.y.l)  The properly has a shaft down, .'31 feet,  with a level of 17 feet, and a tunnel 2:10  long.uta depth of 10 feet, showing up a  vein I! *> feet; wide of galena, averaging  from assays $00. The properly was bought  from Win. Sudrow, .1. A. Whitticr' and  Alex 'WoDon.Mid and the company intend  to proceed wiLi. work on the mines at  once. The provisional directors are A. K.  Johnston, Nauaimo: W. K. Leighfon,  .Yuiwiiino; Wm. Christie, Victoria; and A.  D. Williams, Sandon.  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   FROM   KASLO.  NOT   TOO   LATE   TO   VETO.  I.o Itoi iniiici. Itosslmxl   0 K mi tic. Itus-lnnri, concent rut (���s.  Slouiin Him*. Smiildii   Xolilu l''iv- iniiios, Slociin      -Miloiiie mine, tilociin   1 tumbler mine Slucun       I 'iiyne mini1, Sloean   Wliilewtiter mine, Slocan   Iiccomine, Slnciin   Snrpi'i-e mine, Slocim   ICootcnay Ore Company. ICa-Io...  lilii-k Diamond mine. Ains>\vorll>  Total for week   Total ���*'_ far I'or Jlarcli   Tolal for February   Total for January      Total via IIi-vt-lMoUc   Toial .so far for IS!i7   S-,:��M    ,  App  Tons.  ;'���!���-  I  ::n  !l!l  17  til  17  ;>t  17  20  ���osimate  Value.  .. 2.01ft  .. .���|.*Jlll  ..   I.-iIH  .. I���sn7  .. ii.-i-.-i;  _l8,i.li!._  s:��ni.:i7ii  5.=iia,s.'i��  SliT.'i.aDI!  .SI7-.',."..-)!  51.a ill-si  Satisfactory Milling Test on Le Roi Ore.  The result of the milling lest upon tho  low grade ore of the Le Hoi, while not so  fanciful as indicated in  the Spokane  lie-  view, is more than gratifying to the management of the mine.   Ten aud one-half  tons  of the ore were selected   from  the  -dump of the Le Hoi for the test, the average value of which was $10 a  ton.   The  ore was concentrated (i to  1.   There was  saved ou the plates a gold and silver value  of $07.85, und the gross value of the concentrates was $1.3.82. so that 05 per cent  of  the  values were saved.   The concentrates   averaged    I.OS   ounces   gold, 2 02  ounces silver, and 2!j per cent in copper.  The tailings assayed $.1 in all values.  The  management   estimates   that   the  dump  from which tho ore was taken  will average $10 per ton.    If fuither tests demonstrate the  practicability of this mode of  treatment, it will mean a  great deal   to  the Le Hoi as well as the other properties  ! in the district, as if solves the problem oi'  ��� ..treatment   for  the   low-grade   silicious-  pyritic ores. ^   What the Promoter's Prolit Is.  Tom Olandge has recorded a somewhat  unique agreement in the office of the mining recorder at lvn_io. lie undertakes to  organize a company to take over the mineral claims St. Charles and Almeda, situated near the head of Jackson basin.  There are to be issued 1,000,000 'shares of  the par value of $1 each. Two hundred  thousand of these are to constitute the  treasury stock, and the remainder is to  be divided between Olandge and the present owners, he to take -101.000, and -they  :3!)!(,0()0 shares. He undertakes to provide  an expert to make an examination of the  property, and to advance a small sum towards opening the trail so they can be  reached.         __  _  Montezuma to Build a Concentrator.  . The owners of the Montezuma mine on  the south fork of Kaslo creek have decided to build a concentrator near the  mine. The work will probably be entrusted to Thomas S. Mitchell, who constructed the concentrators now in operation at various points in the Slacan. I tis  intended to begin" operationsas soon as  the necessary material can be'hauled to  the mine. For this'purpose a wagon road  will be constructed. The Montezuma is  now to be classed with the shipping properties of the district, as the first carload  was delivered at the Kaslo City sampling  works of the Kootenay Ore Company  early in the present week.  Kaslo Men Organize a Conipany.  llobert F. Green, Lachlan McLean, and  Timothy F. Crouin have prepared articles  of incorporation for a company to take  over and develop the. mineral claims B.  M. A., Humming Bird, and Anoka, situated on the south fork of Kaslo creek, and  in close proximity to the Swede's claims.  These properties arc said to be very promising! The capital stock'of the new company will be $1,000,000 divided into as  many shares,of tho-par value of $1 each.  No further arrangements have been made  for the .issue of treasury stock, nor the  rate at whicli it will be placed.  First Shipment of C, P. M. it M. Company.  On Wednesday last the Canadian Pacific Mining Company operating on Wood-  berry creek ssnt a carload of concentrates  to the sampling works at Kaslo. This is  the first shipment from the properties of  this company made in this way, and  much interest is felt in .'the result. The  ore came up in charge of Mr. Drummond,  who put in the machinery for the eoni-  jiressor in operation at the mine.  ! To Work a Slocan Property.  A company composed of Victoria and  Xanaimo business men has purchased the  Argo and Belt claims at Sandon, and will  incorporate with a capital of $100,000,  under the name ol the Argo Mines of Sandon, limited liability. The property is  situated at Sandon, the workings being  within '100 feet of the Kaslo 6c Slocan railway station, and consisting of the Argo  fraction   and  the full sized  claim  Belt.  There was a report" on the streets the  other day that the well' known claims  Black Pox nnd Daisy, bonded ��� to Porter  Brothers, the railway contractors, by  liobort W. J'uill ,and" others, had been  sold to Henry Croft, and would be taken  over by a company organized i'or the  purpose.  C. II. Green of Fast Saginaw, Mi~chTgah~  is visiting the Antoine'and other Slocan  properties in which he i.s interested in  conipany with his local manager, J. C,  Hyan.  ���A. L. McClaine, secretary and treasurer  of the Humbler and Cariboo Consolidated  Mining Conipany, has gone out to Spokane  where he will   pay the dividend recently  The   checks  :1th  instant.  declared by tlie directors,  will be forwarded on the  The dividend was $20,000.  J. B. McArthur, the Hossland mining  operator paid Kaslo a brief visit on Wednesday last, remaining only one 'night,  lie will soon launch another mining company, which will be organized to develop  an Ainsworth property in which he is interested with 1). F. Stroebeck.  A circular has been received in the city,  which would seem to indicate that an  effort is to be made to organize the provincial opposition. Jt is suggested that a  convention be called to meet at iSew  Westminster or some other convenient  point to formulate a pla.tform upon which  the opponents of the present government  should go to the country at the next general provincial election. It is also asked  that any suggestion tending towards the  same result may be made if the convention be deemed inadvishble.  An unusual number of broke, or poverty  stricken men seems to have suddenly  arrived iu the city, and the singular experience is being daily heard of men asking a meal or means to purchase one on  tho streets or iu oilices aud stores. Until,  two or three months ago in was a rare  thing to bo accosted on the street by any  one in want of food. Now it is almost a  daily occurrence, and the citizens are beginning to ask one another where the un-  fortunateseame from.  One of (he visible results "of the completion of the new water system, is the new  I'elton water wheel which is driving the  presses of the Kootenaian. On Wednesday evening one side of the paper was  printed on the new cylinder press driven  by power furnished from the city's water.  There is a likelihood of some complaint arising over the rates which  have been established by the council for  the use of water. It is undoubtedly very  difficult to prepare a system which would  bear with perfect equality ou all classes.  Some will al way's seize an opportunity for  kicking. The council has spent a great  deal of time and thought in preparing a  series of rules and charges, and will doubtless amend as experience may suggest.  W. I). Scott, president of the Spokane  _-Kaslo Mining company, and also connected with the Elden Mining 'company  in an official capacity, has been spending  several days in the Slocan this week making an examination of the properties in  which he is interested. Both these properties are said to be valuable.  Many old. friends were pleased to welcome a former popular resident of the  city in the person of John C. Davenport,  who came in from Spokane on Tuesday  evening, lie went into the Sloean to  visit some mining properties. ������  The ladies of Kaslo are not apparently  very much interested in the countess of  Aberdeen's scheme for the establishment  of the Victorian order of home helpers, if  one may judge by the attendance at the  meeting on Monday evening for promoting the project. There were" scarcely a  dozen ladies present, aud about an erpial  number of men. Mayor Green occupied  the chair and briefly stated the purpose  of the meeting, Fx-mayor .lohn Keen  went more fully iiito the subject, and  read the circular sent out by her excellency. But there was no enthusiasm apparent. Finally a committee of six ladies  was appointed to canvass in the interests  of'the proposal, und it is said that their  efforts have been quite successful.  ��� A ��� group-of mineral claims located on  Crawford creek, about four miles from its  mouth, consisting of the Winnie McCrea,  Darling. Lilly May, Iron Queen, Sunrise,  and Van Ness has been purchased by W.  W. Sherrod, and a com pun.y will be organized to develop them. Articles of incorporation have not yet been published.  Silver Bear Purchased by a Rossland Man.  F. .J. Walker of Rossland has purchased  the Silver Bear mineral claim, situated on  the south fork of Kaslo creek, immediately  south of the much discussed Swede's  claims, lie pays a fair sum for the'property and agrees faithfully to observe and  carry out the conditions of an agreement  made between the vendors and the Iled-  din-Jackson company of Hossland.  Tlie Federal Government Asked to Kill the  B. C. S. Railway Bill Passed Last Session.  The Crow's Nest land grab is exciting a  great deal of attention ou the part of the  eastern press, and the latest proposition  is. that the federal government shall veto  the British Columbia Southern' Bailway  Act passed during the last session of the  legislature. The Toronto World takes a  text from TheGlobe and comes out plainly  in favor of the federal veto:  "We agree with The World, aud will go  as far as The .World in uny action that  'can prevent monopoly in the con) land of  British Columbia by any corporation or  set of private individuals."���Vesterday's  Globe.  "There is no,doubt .some method that  can   be   suggested   whereby   the federal  'government can regain for the people the  coal lands which have been  monopolized  by the British Columbia Southern railway  and private individuals.    For instance, it  i*�� possible i'or the government to dissallow  the liritish  Columbia Act,  passed April  17th, 1800, in virtue of which the time for  completing   the  various   sections of the  British Columbia Southern  railway was  extended as follows:   The eastern section  till December _ 1st, 1S98, the central section  till December 31st, 1800, and  the  western  section till December .'31st. 1000.    A  year  has not yet elapsed  since  that act  was  passed, so that it is still open for the government   to   disallow  it.    if that act is  vetoed, then the British Columbia Southern Bailway conipany will be limited to  whatever rights  were  granted  it under  the  Act  of  1801.    _f the company   were  limited  to its rights   under  that   act it  would uot be in a position to proceed with  the eastern section, as the time for completing that lapsed on December _ ist, la..t.  It would, however, have the remainder of  this year for completing  the central section, and till December olst, lh'ilK, to complete the western section.   As defined in  the Act of 1X9-1, the eastern section consists of'that portion of the said  railway  commencing at the junction of Summit  creek with Michael creek, thence by way  of Michael  creek  to   Klk  river  and   the  Upper Kootenay river.'  "The central - section consists of that  portion of thesaid railway, commencing  ata point on Flk liver, near the junction  of the Klk river with the Kootenay river:  thence iu a northerly direction to a point  at or near Cranbrook; thence by the  Moyec pass to the lower Kootenay river,  or by the alternative route fiom Cranbrook by way of St.- Mary's river on Pilot  Bay and Kootenay lake, or to the Lardo  river."  "The western section consists of that  portion of the railway, commencing from  the western terminus of the central section to the coast, by the most convenient  route, to a favorable phice for crossing the  Fraser river to the city of New -Westminster.".  "The eastern section is the part of the  line that runs through the Crow's  Nest  COTTON'S   ABLE   SPEECH  In Reviewing the Rights of the'People oi' Nelson and tlie Water Company.  The full report of the debate in the legislature, upon the motion to'adopt the incorporation bill on report, is rather interesting  reading.    It  gives   the  people  an  idea of the value whicli  the Consumers'  Water  Works company attaches to the  present system of water  works, and  the  names of the,three members  who sought  to force the city of Nelson  into purchasing   the   system.   These   members   were  captain   John   Irving'  of    Victoria,   and  Messrs.   Rogers  and  Adams of Cariboo.  They have earned distinction   for themselves in that they were the only members  of the legislature who had  the temerity  to speak in favor of an  amendment, the  object ot which was to force the people of  Pass and taps the mueh-talked-of coal  fields. If tlie Act of 189(3 were disallowed,  the British Columbia Southern would be  out of court, as far as that part of the  road at least is concerned. We notice the  Globe of yesterday has a dispatch from  Vancouver, in which it is stated the  period for vetoing the Act of IS--1 by the  federal government has expired. But t he  period for vetoing the Act of J SUA has not  yet expired, and will not/expire for six or  seven weeks. Will the Globe recommend  the government to disallow that Act, and  thereby, break up the monopoly that controls the valuable coal fields of British  Columbia? This is one method by which  the corrupt politicians and placemen of  British Columbia could be despoiled of  the valuable franchises they acquired  from a corrupt legislature. This is one  method by which the assignees of these  men, to-wit, Messrs. J affray and Cox aud  the Canadian Pacific could be made to  give up the 200,000 acres of coal fields that  rightly belong to the people, but which  are now controlled by a monopoly. Will  the Globe urge the governmentto disallow  the Act of 1890, or take such other steps us  will put the people in'possession of the  lands that have been virtually stolen from  them?"  __,   IT   WAS   NOT   EXPENSIVE.   -  The Charges In the Matter of Incorporation  Less than $500  The disbursements of the incorporation  committee up to date amount to $118.")?,  and there yet remains one of tlie delegates  to be settled with. There was subscribed  the sum of $512.50, of whicli $50.50 yet remains unpaid, and the treasurer of the  committee has on hand $01.-113. As the  municipality of Nelson has power to pay  such charges as it desires in connection  with the incorporation of the city, these  subscribers may expect to get their money  back when the first council gets down to  business. The following is a statement of  the committees receipts and disbursements:  ( Itl'lilT.  Amount sub.-crilicl   '   Dl'lilT.  .lulln  Houston    ,  John lOlliol    -..'.. ���  (,'. P. It. fur t-l<K'-fiin- from Notion   T.v|:<:\vriling ...   Miner Printing & PnMisliintr ('oinpmiy   Hnl .-cripl.ion.s un)/iii(l   Ciii-Ii on lin nd       Totiil      *:"l-..'lll  .<-':'i iti.uo  . '   711 I.KJ  S).ii7  I-.(Ml  7 Oi)  .        ."!! ."lU  CI. l.'i  Si I ���.'.'iii  President McKinley's Inaugural Address.  .In his inaugural address, major William  McKinley, jr., simply marshalled ll long  and dreary procession of phititudes into  the dim realm of a great nation's forget-  fullness.  Nelson to pay $13,500 for the plant of the  Consumers' Water Works company.  Of all the speeches made upon the resolution, there were none that approached  that of V. C. Cotton, of Vancouver. In  recording his opposition to the amendment, he said that he had hoped to hear  some explanation of it. Although brought  in as one amendment, it really consisted  of two: one relating to the water works,  and the other a sweeping obligation which  might be applied to the cities of Nelson,  Hossland and Grand Forks. In regard to  the latter part of the proposed amendment, he certainly thought that the house  should take some decided stand a.s to the  course to be pursued in regard to the passing of legislation to be binding upon the  people of a corporation which has not yet  come into existence. This was not the  first time that that policy had been discussed on the floor of the house, and he  did not think any member could be found  who would take it upon himself to defend  the proposition that the house should impose a burden upon a corporation it is  creating before that corporation is in a  position to express its own opinion on the  matter. If these people are lit to be incorporated, and the house believes in the  principle of local self-government, why  impose upon them such a condition as  this amendment seeks to impose. As for  the matter of the Nelson water works,  that stood upon another basis altogether,  and he was quite sure that gentlemen on  both sides ot the house would agree that  they had no right to do any more, or any  less, in regard to that matter than was  laid down in the charter given to the Nelson water works company in 1KU2; that  was -i+dieic.bond, and the house had no  right, as far as tho company was concerned, to take anything from it: and, on  the other hand, as regards the city of  Nelson, the house had no right to add  anything to it, when there was such au  emphatic protest as had been.-, made  against the/proposition aimed at in the  proposed amendment, lie did not think  that the Nelson water works company  could'-fairly ask-the-house to give them  any more than they .were satisfied to receive when they got their charter in the  session of 1892. If honorable members  would turn to that charcer. they would  find this clause:  ... "In the event of any incorporation  " within the meaning of the municipal,  .'! acts for the time being in force in this  " province, of the town of Nelson, the  " said corporation so created shall, ata iiy  " time they may think fit, have the right  ���" of purchase, and the company shall be  " compelled to sell the works and property  " of ..the said company to the said corpor-  " ation, paying to the company a sum'  " sufficient to make up the interest on the  " capital Invested in the cost of construc-  " tion and maintenance to the amount of  " 15 per cent- per annum to the date of  " purchase, after taking into account any  " profit that may have been made, up to  " that time, and a further sum equal to a  " bonus of 50 per cent on the'capital  " actually invested." ,  Those were the terms on which it had  been decided .that the city should have  the right of buying out the company; the  other sub-sections merely related to the  manner in whicli the transaction was to  be carried out. What he wanted particularly to call the attention of the house to  was that.the company were compelled-by  their charter to sell out at any time that  the city, after incorporation, called upon  them to do so. What did that show?  That the company, when they accepted  that charter, which did not compel the  city to buy thein out, but did compel the  company to sell if the city called upon  thein to do so, inserted this clause to protect themselves. That was au explanation of the very liberal terms offered in  that clause to the company, and he did  not think that any sensible business man  would deny that the company, when they  got that charter with those conditions,  thought that they were getting something which would pay them: there was  an option on the one side that the city  might buy, while on the other hand there  was no option to compel them to do s:>.  following that up, one would natuiully  infer that the promoters of the company  expected that by the growth of the town  of Nelson the company would create such  a property there that the city would  much prefer to buy them out rather than  create works of their own, in opposition  to the company's works alr.eady established. That must have been in the minds  of the promoters inapproviiigt.hatciuu.se:  at all events, if it was not in tlie minds of  the company, there could be little doubt  but that it was iu tho minds of the representatives of the town of Nelson. Now  there has come the position indicated as  being possible by this clause��������� the town of  Nelson is about to he incorporated, and  the question has arisen a.s to whether they  they will want the water works. Ail  that the house has to do is to look at the  clause inserted in the charter' of 1802, and  wliich the conipany accepted, and which  was based ou good sound business reasoning. So far there has been no cause shown  why  the house should import anything  into tliatagreement entered,into between  these people und this corporation to which  the house is  now giving   birth.   Before  anyone   attempted   to  import anything  into it, he should carefully weigh the mutter and see what he proposed to do.    Because the parties to one side of this contract were desirous to change the terms  of the charter, should the house presume  to impose on   the people of the town of  Nelson   terms   and   conditions   different  from those it had thought proper in 1892,  and which the company assented to.    lie  based his consideration of matter entirely  on  the charter of  1892, accepted   by the  company,   which   granted   them   liberal  terms, and which the company were quite  willing to accept.  The only question remaining in doubt  i.s the position of the water works company.    Docs that company  now  occupy  the position which it proposed it should  occupy at the time of the incorporation  of the city of Nelson?   That is, has the  company in the interval between 1892and  the present time, taken advantage of this  opportunity und given the people of Nelson a good water system; has it furnished  them with good water in suflicieut quantity so that the people of Nelson will say":  "We  will   buy  the  water   works  sooner  than go  into opposition to  them.    They  are suitable to our city, and we shall get  good value for our money.*'   If this state  of things exists, the people of Nelson, us  men  of common  sense, will buy out the  water works instead ot starting others in  opposition.   On  the other  hand, if they  do not do that, we may safely infer that  the water works have not answered their  purpose: that the owners have not established a good water system.    Now, when  the com puny Mud the population increasing  and the city growing in size, they  have  come to the.house and prevailed upon the  member   for   Cariboo   to  introduce  this  clause, entirely foreign to the purposes of  the   original   charter   which    the   hou*-e  grunted no less than five years ago.   The  hou**e has no right to impose any,.such  condition,  contrary  to their  wishes,  on  the people of Nelson, and he hoped that  the members  would reject  the proposed  amendment by a large majority.  SLOCAN   MINING   NEWS.  THE   OUTLOOK   NOT   GOOD.  of  Suit has been instituted in the supreme  court by Win. I_. Boi, Harry Boi and John  Radcliffe against Joseph Saul ter and Duncan Graham, to decide the title to the  Standard mineral claim.  Win. L. Smith and Michael McAndrews  Jinve filed suit in the supreme court  against John W. Switzer, ec al, to determine the right of possession to the land  covered by the Virden mineral claim near  Cody.  '     ". '  Mine owners are asking the government  to put lip $'-i,000 to assist in building a  wagon road from the foot of Slocan lake  to the Arlington basin.  One night last week a cave-in occurred  in No. A tunnel of the Slocan Star. Five  sets of timbers were broken down, but no  one was injured.  The attempt to empty the shaft of the  Arlington by hand pumping has been  abandoned and machinery', will be .placed  in position for thai- purpose immediately.  The Morning Star, on Springer creek, is  improving. The tunnel is in 50 feet, and  has 8 inches of quartz in the face. Tlie  ledge is over two feet wide.  The Rambler and Cariboo Gold and Silver Mining company will pay a dividend  to the amount of $20,000 on Monday next.  W. A. Campbell; of Rossland, bought  the Lusana and Morning Star No. 7 claims  on Lemon creek, four miles from Slocan  river. Mr. Campbell says he will..stock  the properties.'. Chicago men will become  interested in'them. The ledge is 20 feet  wide, of which there are four feet of  galena ore.    The lead carries gold,.also.  J. K. Clark, a-mining expert from Montana, recently purchased for a Chicago  syndicate the Juggler mining properties.  They are located about two miles from  -Cody, on the north slope of Carpenter  mountain.  She Went Back on the Deal.  In Mexboioiigh, Yorkshire, John Tart,  a miner, went to a tavern with'his wife  and offered her for sale for a quart- of  beer. Her lodger. Knoc-h Childs. gave  him half a gallon of beer for her, and  signed an agreement to make her his wife:  Tart and his wife also signed the document. Childs and the woman then took  Mr. Tart for a lodger, but after five days  lie went away and she sued for desertion,  denying that she signed the agreement.  To Produce More Mining: Experts.  W. C Macdonald, the millionaire tobacco manufaclui or of Montreal, who had  already given $1,500,0(10 to McG'ill, has added $175,000 for the erection of a building  for chemistry, mining and metallurgy  and the endowment of chairs in these  subject.*-: also $150,000 for the maintenance  of the engineering and physics building,  and $1185 for the purchase of appurutus  for tlie engineering department.  To Resume Work Shortly,  Messrs. .Macpherson and Snowden, who  last fall bonded the Big Five on the Lar-  dcuu river, for $100,000. will begin  work in a few weeks. The lead is a  contact of slate and lime. The ledge is  from 12 to 20 feet wide. Assays have gone  from 80 ounces to 8000 ounces in silver, besides considerable gold, copper and  lead.  Two Western Australian Prospectors Talk  the Country's Possibilities.  J. If. and B. R. Tighearrived in Victoria  from Australia on the Miowera this week.  They have been for the past three years  in Western Australia around the mining  camps of Coolgardie and Kilgourlie, and  now, when these camps are declining,  have come to try their luck in the mining  centres of British Columbia. The district, they say, has had a boom for the  last two years, und although a good deal  of gold is still being taken out, the boom  is a thing of the past. Fever, dysentery,  scarcity'of water and cost of transport  have all tended towards its breaking up.  There is no water fit for human use except that produced hy the condenser,  whichis retailed at eight cents a gallon.  The climate in summer, is tropical in the  extreme, the thermometer going up to  117'in the shade, and near the diggings,  natural shade is unknown. Camels are,  almost entirely used for transport, and  the rate is something like $200 per thousand pounds. l-nelish capital to the  amount of .-C00,000,000 is invested in the  mining districts of Western Australia, a  great part of which is yielding no iuter-  est, owing to the fact that wild-eating  has been going on to a great extent, and  to the petering out of good prospects.  The mining laws there are very stringent, almost entirely pieventmg prospectors from doing- much good. If a man  locates a claim, siiy of 21 acres, he must ut  oiice put four men to work, one man to  every six acres, at from $20 to $25 a week  and water, and when pay dirt is struck,  must put on a man to every three acres!  Lumber is worth about $112 per thousand  feet at the diggings. Kilgourlie is the  richest camp of the Coolgardie district,  containing many mines paying from five  to ten ounces to the ton. Many rich locations are made, but the finders are almost  afraid to put their picks into the ground  for fear the reef will pah one. The Londonderry, which yielded $75,000 on location, after being Moated for $8,750,000 by  an Fnglish syndicate, "petered out" and  would not pay interest upon the tithe of  that sum. The lack of water is the chief  drawback, as the follou'iugstatement will  show: ���'Colors can be found anywhere,"  says Mr. Tighe, "and after one of the few  rainstorms round Kilgourlie. you can pick  up gold off the surface of the ground.  Many people are leaving Western Australia for New Guinea, where there is  every appearance of good'times. Chinese^  labor is there excluded, but fever and  ague are very prevalent."   '  Corbin May be Checked by Kellie.  According to the dispatches, J. M. Kellie.  the member for the north riding of West  -Kootenay, bus intimated'that he will introduce a bill into the legishiture cancelling the land grant of the Nelson it Fort  Sheppard Bailway company. It is not  likely that Kellie will do any such thing,  and if he did, the legislature would not  pass any such measure. It would be more  fruitful if J.'M. Kellie would move for a  committee to enquire into the manner in  which the lands and works department-  has carried out the provisions of the land  grant act as passed'-by the house. It is  common report that the provisions laid  down by the legislature have been altogether disregarded by thelands and works  department, and that D. C. Corbin has  been'permitted to construe the actus best  suited his convenience. If Kellie would  move.for a crmmittee of enquiry upon  this matter, he would, no doubt, accomplish something, and.'-would do the mine-  owners within the railway grant a service  they would not soon forget.  Wells Gets a Half Interest.  Judgment has been given by the supreme  court of British Columbia in  the case of  Wells against Petty in favor of the plaintiff.    In this case Wells claimed a half interest in  the   well-known   and   Monitor  mineral'daim near Three Porks, upon the  strength of a  prospecting agreement between him and Petty.  The case was tried  before judge Walkem at Nelson, who decided that the plaintiff had clearly shown  that he was to  be "in on it" if anything  was found, but he left it to be decided on  appeal how much was meant  by the expression.    The court has now decided that  the   verbal  agreement was  binding, and  t hut Wells is ent itled to a half interest in  the Monitor, although'hot actually present-  when the location was made.  Want ft Road to Three Porks.  At a meeting of the citizens of 'Now  Denver, held oii Tuesday evening.it was  resolved that the construction of a wagon  road from Three Forks to New Denver is  indispensable to the development of the  Slocan district, and that it is the inost important public work in the district whicli  can be undertaken at the present time,  and the meeting earnestly requests the  legislature to pass a special appropriation  for the construction of a wagon road between the points mentioned.  The Appeal Dismissed.  The appeal to the full court on Thursday by the plaintiffs in Kilbourne vs. Me*  Guigan in the American Boy mine adverse  claim, was dismised and justice Drake's  judgment sustained. The plain tiffs wanted  to have the time for commencing action  extended, but the lower court held that  as tlie adverse claim had not been filed in  the mining recorder's office as required by  law, he had no power to extend the law.  ;jj., THE  TUIIMJJSTE:   NRLSON,  15. C.��� SATURDAY, "MA1U..II  s<),.  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PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DIjaB.-U.  M.I).���Physician and Surgeon.   Rootns 3  ���'   nnd I Bigelow hlock. N'elson.   Telephone IL'.   Ollice  hours from 1 to 'i.-W p. in. and ti:'.H) lo 8 p. in.  Gil. 11. .YMUXDS. 7*1.1).. C.M.,--J'h**:-k-ian and Sur-  ���    goon.   Ollice in the Bcaley building, Wot Baker  street, NeNon.  T   F. IUTCII IK.. Provincial Land Surveyor.    Ollice in  Ritchie build ing, Ro-.-land, li. U.  WJ. II. IIOLMKS, I'. E.���I'rovineial Land Surveyor.  ���    P. 0. box Sl', IC-islo. U. (J.  T"~C. G\\TJ-LIM7irATsc. K W. P. j'onxsox. B.A.Sc.  iJ . ���_hliii.ii_f Engineers and Analytical Chemists,  ..loean City, IS. CV  .   LODGE   MEETINGS.  R NELSON LODGE. NO. 2,'J, A. V. & A. M. Meet?  *-j��',"W second Wednesday iu each month. Sojourning  /*%?\ bn-thrcn invited.          Ask Your Shoe  Dealer for the  Famous  KHflD  <gr:hri>  ���~-  SATURDAY MORNING.  ..MARCH  I-'!, I8fi7  Assuuanur. come from Victoria that  the government during the present session will pass legislation with a view to  straightening out the tangle in which  surface rights have become involved  throughout the mining districts by the  reservation of tlie surface of mineral  claims by the government. It is quite  likelj-- that the government will make an  amendment to the IMineral Act by which  the owners of all claims may acquire the  surface rights to their, claims upon the  payment of $o per acre. The government by this means will receive the price  of first-class land for the area covered by  the claims. Jt will not work any hardships upon mine-owners, since if a mining  claim has any value, $250 per claim for  surface rights would not cut much of a  figure. Such legislation would also tend  to clear up many disputes as to title  throughout Kootenay. J t does not follow  that the government would compel mine  owners to purchase more of the surface  than they required, but eveu from the  sale of such surface areas as are or are  likely to come into dispute the government by this means would receive a substantial revenue, and titles would be  cleared to valuable townsite lands.  Tiik appeal of the Paris Belle Mining  company against the judgment of chief  .justice Davie in the case of the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway Conipany vs. the  Paris Belle c-ompahj", is no,v being argued  before the full court of British Columbia.  Chief justice Davie having been the trial  judge, does not sit in the full court. From  a free miner's point of view, the judgment  of chief justice Davie in this case was the  most unsatisfactory ever experienced. At  one stroke, almost every mining location  in Kootenay, for which acrown grant had  not been secured, was invalidated. It is a  foregone conclusion in Kootenay that the  full court will reverse the judgment of  chief justice Davie on every essential  point, .ft was a caricature of a judgment,  which could breed nothing but trouble  and litigation to the mine-owners.  .    Tin-: agitation in faver of the construction of the Crow's Nest j oad, coupled w ith  the    close   examination    which    it    has  prompted.into the provisions of the British Columbia  Southern  railway charter,  has done more  to  discredit  the government of this province than has anything  that has happened   during the  past  ten  years.    This will result in good, as it will  make it more difficult for the  men   who  have mismanaged'provincial affairs to retain their hold on  the machinery of government.    In the independent criticism of  the press of eastern Canada, the people of  British  Columbia  will see that the men  who constitute their government arc incompetent,-if not worse, aud they will be  more inclined to think  that there is more  than partisanship']*!! the light  which the  independent press of lhe province is waging against  the   family'compact.'   They  will eventually be brought to realize that  the men who constitute the government  ;xre neither'representative  of  nor  enjoy  tho confidence of the people.. They will  'then   understand   the  last gerrymander  which   the government forced  upon  the  people, as'a redistribution  bill, and  why  the  government   persists  iu  refusing  to  give   the  iirovince  a  fair   redistribution  measure this  session.    They  will   understand why it is necessary  for the city of  Victoria to have  practically seven.members in-the legislature, while   the  whole  district of West Kootenay has but two.  It will not be necessary for the people of  British. Columbia to select very brainy  men in order to get a better job-lot of lawmakers than the present set. Men of ordinary ability, who are passably honest  and sincere, will be immeasurably the  superiors of the present cabinet ministers.  The people of British Columbia can think  fast enough to keen pace with the progress of the' province. All that is necessary in the members ol the cabinet is sufficient honesty of purpose to frame laws  in accordance with the public will, and  sincerity enough to give them ell'ect when  they are so framed.  Tin-: chief commissioner of lands and  works last week brought down a return  lo the legislature showing tho dues collected on cord wood in the several districts  of the iirovince. In Cassiar the'revenue  from this source was $().") 1.2.1: in "West-  minster, %12A.7~>: and'in West Kootenay,  Su.r-T'-.iSO.' This tax calls for the payment  of 2;~ cenls per cord, so that during the  period covered by the return the government colleclcd the revenue upon 2('i,2��2  cords of wood in West Kootenay.  Tiik funeral of lion. A. N. Richards in  Victoria on Monday was one of the largest  ever witnessed in the capitol. The deceased was a member of the old executive  council of Canada, and at one time was  solicitor-general for Upper Canada. Later  he filled the position of lieutenant-governor of British Columbia. He lived to a  ripe old age and was respected by everyone who knew him.  John Hocstox, the Nelson incorporation delegate, and F. S. Barnard, of the  Consumers' Water Works company, had  a controversy in The Colonist last week  respecting the amount of money whicli  the corporation of Nelson would be required to pay for the water company's  plant iu the event of the adoption of the  amendment offered by Rogers of Cariboo.  There is a difference of S2-I,7:"i0.between  the amounts arrived at by the two parties  to the discussion, but this sum no doubt  represents the difference between the full  amount which the company could claim  and the amount which the company itself  considers would be a reasonable charge  for the S5rstem. Houston in his letter,  says concerning the cost of the system:  "its original cost was less than S'"500.  " Since it became the property of the Con-  '���'sinner's AVater Works company, about  " $1 "300 more have been .-pent on it. Itsdis-  " ti'ibuting mains are 2-inch gas pipe, and  " its reservoir, wilh a capacity of 20,000  " gallons, is so situate thatone-half of the  " residences in the town are on higher  " ground than its site. This plant wasac-  " quired by the company's president at less  " than first cost. Jle turned it over to the  " Consumers' AVater Works company for  " $17,000, and that is its cost as appears by  ���' the books of the company. The town,  " under the Rogers' amendment, will be  " compelled to pay the Consumers' Water  " Works company in order to acquire it:  first cost to tho conipany   Filly per eenl, bonus   Intorcnt for live'years at 15 per conl.  .sir.ouo  .     S..-)IJU  .     1_,75U  Tot.,,- SUS.iiO  F. S. Barnard in his letter says:    "Mr.  " Houston knows that at the time he sold  " out I paid at the late of $:>200 for the  " works, wliich had been  built under his  " supervision and direction entirely, that  " I assumed the then liabilities amounting  " to about $2000 (besides disbursing some  " $2000 for extensions), and that in addi-  " tion to these sums, he is now sueing the  " company for some $100.   *   *   *   That  " the city  would  have  to pay  the  sum  " mentioned by Mr. Houston is false.    All  " that the company could be entitled to  " would be  the actual  cash cost of the  '" plant, plus the bonus and interest agreed  " upon and authorized by the legislature.  ������' As president of the company, J have no  '��� he-itation in saying that no larger sum  -i wuiild  be asked than  the cash cost of  ������ the plant (about $7000) plus the interest  " and the bonus; in all, an amount under  " $|:!,.*j30 ar.d  not $."38,000, as represented  "by Mr. Houston."   The  chief  point of  interest to the'people of Nelson is that R  S. Barnard, president of the water company, does not deny that the  water system, according to the books of  the company,   represents   a   cost   of $17,000.    It  therefore follows that had Rogers'amendment   became  law,   the   company   could  have insisted upon the payment-of $.'3S,2.-JO  as stated by Houston.    It  provided   that  in arriving at the amount to be paid, the  arbitrators should  in  no  wise tiike into  consideration   the   value   of   the rights,  powers   or   privileges' of   the   company.  There was nothing to compel the company  to sell the system upon  a valuation.    If  its books showed  that it cost $17,000, it-  could  have insisted  upon  a sale at that  figure, plus the 50 per cent bonus and five  years interest at J5 per cent.    It is not at  all likely that the company "would  have  insisted  upon   this amount, but it could  have done so.  '���Shipments of a considerable quantity  "of lead have recently been made from  " the Colorado smelters to Kurope by way  " of Galveston, Texas, going to that port  " by rail from Pueblo. At present prices  " of the metal abroad, there is probably  " more profit in shipping lead in this way  " than in marketing it in the cast, where  " demand is at present ligiit and sales are  " made below the Kuropean quotations.  " It is a question, however, how far this  " trade can be carried on without causing  " lower prices on the other side. A good  '���' deal of Mexican lead, refined in bond,  " lias-also been going abroad, and there  " is a limit to the demand there. The  " Spanish mines were very active last  " year, under the stimulus of higher  " prices, and "-applies have been increased  " until there i.s some risk that they may  '*' exceed the demand: although business  "is very active all over Kurope." The  above statement is made by the Kngineer-  ing it Mining Journal of New fork, one  of the most reliable publications in the  United States, and it treats of a condition  in American mining which Canadian  statesmen should grasp at once. If American smelters find it profitable to export  lead, there is no reason why Canadian  smelters should not treat British Columbia ores and export the product to Kurope.  The Dominion government should not  allow the present condition to remain by  which the government of the United  States collects an import'duty from British Columbia ores, and secures the additional ad vantage of having the ores treated  in American smelters. If HewittBostock  is alive to the interests of Kootenay, he  will urge upon the federal government  the necessity for securing some other  market than the'United States for the  mineral product of. British Columbia.  There is no necessity for the smelters of  the United States acting, the part of  middle-men in the marketing of the ores  of British Columbia. There is a chance  in this matter for Hewitt Bostock to show  the stuff he is made of.  Those who think that the members of  the Turner government are statesmen,  should try aud reconcile the following observations of the Toronto Globe respecting  the Crow's Nest job: "The Globe is not a  " supporter of the British Columbia gov-  " eminent, and neither The Globe nor the  " Liberal party is responsible for the dealings of that government or the provin-  ������' cial legislature with the provincial re-  " sources. A Liberal government was not  " in power either in British Columbia or  "at Ottawa when the alienation of coal  " lands took place. Whatever the Lib-  " erals can do to repair the mischief ought  " to be done."   THE   CROW'S   NSST   ROAD.  Some Clean Cut Sentences Concerning Its Construction by an Independent Paper.  The Toronto Telegram, in assailing the  position taken by the Toronto Globe-  after its remarkable flop-that the Crow's  Nest road should be built by the Canadian  Pacific railway company, says: The Canadian Pacific might abandon its chartered  protection against government interference aud still protect itself by appealing  to the justice of any commission which  could be appointed. The Globe appears  willing t.o surrender the Crow's Nest Pass  and the country's money and the country's land and the country's credit to the  Canadian Pacific if the Canadian Pacific  will only surrender that clause as au excuse for the Globe's betrayal of the whole  western country's future into its hands.  Supposing that the Canadian Pacific does  surrender that clause, and a commission  is appointed, and that the country appeals  to the commission to order a reduction in  freight rates of the Canadian .Pacific^  What then'-1 The Canadian Pacific will  simply compare its earnings with its bonded indebtedness. .Since the bonded indebtedness practiially represents three  dollars for every dollar that was put into  the road, it is unlikely that the road's  earnings will be yielding any heavy interest on its bonded debt. Imagine how the  Canadian Pacific would shriek if the government tried fo reduce freight rates of a  road that was not earning A per cent upon  alleged cost. Yet A per cent- upon the  bonds of the Canadian Pacific would be  nearly 10 per cent upon the cost of the  Canadian Pacific, and so long as the Canadian Pacific is protected against governmental reduction of freight rates by an  excess of its indebtedness over its cost it  matters nothing to the Canadian Pacific  whether, the original provisions of its  charter remain in force or not. When  the Canadian Pacific was allowed to bond  its road for two or three times the cost of  that load, it rendered the protection oL  its charter unnecessary, and when it; surrenders that clause of its charter it gives  up nothing.  Admit that the estimate of $S,()00,00() is  less than the probable cost of the road.  Put the cost of the road at $12,000,000. At  the trifle over A per cent interest whicli  the country would have to pay, $12,0(10,000  would represent $100,000 per annum. ��� If  the Canadian Pacific builds the road it  will actually cost $S,000.000 and when the  profits of the construction companies inside the Canadian Pacific circle are added,  the apparent cost will be $15,000,000. The  Crow's Nest Pass railway would then be  bonded for its full cost, and it is a cardinal article in the faith of railway financiers to issue a dollar in stock for every  dollar bonded against the road. Perhaps  the Canadian Pacific, in deference to  public opinion, will cut $5,000,00!) off its  stock is-me, and mark it only $10,000,000  stock in addition to the bonds, making a  total of $25,000,000 bonded against the  Crow's Nest Pa.-s  railway.    At I percent  for a railway cannot borrow money as  cheaply as the country-25,000,000 would  represent an interest account of $1,000,000  annually.  This, then, i.s the position: ��.I I" the country builds the road, the people who use  tlie road will only have to pay annually  freight rates sufficient to meet  the inter-  For the next Iwo weeks a cut will be made in the prices of Hair Brushes, Clothes  Brushes, Hat Brushes, Nail Brushes, Tooth Brushes, Sponges, and Combs.  These goods do not comprise-the odds and ends of an old stock". it is a new  assortment marked  down' to- clear and examination   i.s invited  al  099  HAKIiR STRKliT.  ectric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario.  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles.from your mines with pup system  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them  British Columbia Branch Offices        Gi<nn�� Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  (iiinruniccil  per conl better than ;m.v oilier iimke of Iicntcr       Tins Wcbsl-i1 S.vsk-in of llciiling witli  lOxluuisl Sloiiiii ruliovcs bii-k 'irussui'C on eiiKinc  Tho Mur.-o Vulve li-scnlm* will resent uny stylo of valve without removing valve  Darling Bros. Adjustable Pipe Gutter Guts Pipe, any metal, 3-4 to 24 inches in diameter  ���Slrcci Hydrants, flato Valves, I'ipo, Creroont Drill .Steel,  Wire liopo       l-'roiifliL and Passenger Klovator.s  Office, Hodgius building, next Pliair Hotel,-Nelson Write FRANK DARLING, Sole Agent for British Columbia  est on the cost of the ro.-id, which will bo  $100,000 annually. It* the Canadian Pacific builds the road the people who u_e  the road will have to pay freight and  passenger rates' sufficient to meet tlie interest charges on the amount bonded on  the Crow's Nest Pass railway, which will  be $1,000,000 annually.  The Toronto Globe's Conditions.  The Toronto, f*lobe announces that it  will not favor the granting oi' aid to the  Canadian Pacific Railway i'or the construction of tho Crow's Nest Railway except upon the following conditions:  (a) The surrender of the provision iu  the Canadian Pacific charter which pro-  vents regulation of its rates on the western section, (b) Control of the coal lands  if built under t he charter of the British  Columbia. Southern, (c) Maximum fixed  rates I'or carriage of wheat, stock, coal,  and other staples of j3iit.isli Columbia.  Manitoba, and the Northwest Territories,  (d) Approval by the governor-general in  council of the construction contracts.  (_) Absolute reservation of control through  the pass and running powers for other  railways, (f) Regulation of local and  through charges throughout Canada by a  national railway commission.  A Novel Scheme.  A young cattleman of Wyoming has hit  upon a remarkable scheme for exterminating wolves and coyotes.    Ilis secret is  contained  in  a small   vial of yellowish-  brown liquid.   His mode of extermination  is to  trap a wolf  or coyote alive and inject three drops oi" the poisonous fluid beneath   the   skin.    This   operation  he repeats   three  times in  twelve  hours  and  then releases the animal, green-eyed, with  dilated   pupils,  frothing at   the mouth,  and raving  mad.    Jt lives from thirty to  forty  hours  after  being   liberated,   but,  like a   dog   with   hydrophobia,   it   bites  everything it meets, and every other wolf  bitten   becomes   inoculated,   and  iu  this j  way the poison spreads and death follows ;  at   a" rapid   rate.    The  Big  Horn  Basin ]  papers have published reports brought in j  from the range of  tho  death rate among i  tho coyotes  being enormous  from a new j  disease  never  before  heard  of, and   the ,  inventor  claims   it is  his  "mad  death" j  wiping out the tribe. i  est  ailway an  arc Lo be built during- the year  1S97. Construction work has  already commenced on 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 mincs--and Nelson will  be no exception. The following* described property is choice  and the prices such as to insure  purchasers against making- a  losin"-:  The business centre for the  mines on  Springer Creek  Slocan   Lake.     This  is  the  richest districts in  Columbia.  ncn  and  one of  British  Fi^NK FLETG^, Trustee.  NELSON   PROPERTY  Price  :i:i.\-l-il foot on   Haker street, with  2-story  ollice buildinK-   Terms   ��5.*2:*in  fiU.'-l-iO fool, on  Vernon slrcet. with ���.'-story  business block.   Turn)!*    fi.ilW)  S.'ixfJO fool, on Vernon M.roet, (a cornerl with  i:n;>rovoin_nts.    Tonus       l.fKMJ  |  1UUX1--0 feet, on Vernon street (a corner) wilh |  improvements.   Terms   .>,(lllll j  .rillxl_0 feet, ai, corner of Ward and Hoover j  Mroots, wil.h lo-room dwelling house.   -Ml     _     !  modern con veil ionees.   Tonus   "{..TOO !  2.-|.\T_l) foot, on Victoria street,, with -J-stniy j  dwelling.    Terms    -',000 |  li-lxliiO foot on Victoria sl reel, wiih collage I  'Terms  -',.100 j  _.'>xl'2<)   foct, corner Victoria and   Ilendryx  streets.   Terms  ���*'''"  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.  Will start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity    in    all    departments.  z,000,000   feet  co n tract-  fee t  of  for early  under  delivery.'  1 og-s  The Planing  and Factory  OUTSIDE   PROPERTY  Price  An undivided one-third interest in the town-  site of .Silverton, on .Slocan hike.   Terms..$1,000  An undivided one-fourth interest, in Trout,  Lake Citv townsite, in l.ardoau district.  Terms ..*    2.0U0  Are the meals and lunches served at tho  Vienna Makery and Pcstaurant. Chicken.  Ilaked Hani, Jto.slon Baked Heans, Cakes,  I'ies, Rolls, and all kinds of Soft. Drinks  eoiif-lantly on hand. Picnic hunches nut,  up to order. A variety of Cigars and  Candies always on hand.  HOUSTON  John Humer, Prop.  THE "TOEfflONT' " ~~ 7  ------ _srj__X_SO"ET  JI.M.OXK & TRKGILliUS, Proprietors.  Ollice:   Corner Vernon and  Wnnl Mrects. Xelson. IS. (.:.  Is now running full time under the management |  of  C. K.  Duly, a   competent draughtsman  and ]  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.  Mew Designs  In house interiors, oflleo and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, bookcases,  furniture. Iiirnings. curving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders I'or nil such work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  I'-Ircct. from Belgium expected this month. Rough  and drc.--.scd lumber, laths, clc always in slock.  Two Cars Sash  and BoGrs_  Vard and branch ollice  fool of   Ilendryx  Street  Xelson.  G. 0. BUCHANAN  The Rose and the Thistle.  You may search the long dny. from earlie-t morn.  Hut vou'll ne'er find a rose but what, has its thorn.  And'whon you are plucking the blossoms so fair.;  Ten chances In one, that, your lingers you'll tear.  Hut now lo your notice a thistle I'll bring,  That ne'er has been known lo scratch, bite, or sting,  Wif.li homiuol, conceded- -by critics with noses,  To out rival hy far the nectar of roses.  Tlie Thistle referred In. is made from pure malt.  Pi-tilled long ;igo, bul. ilsiigc is no fault.  You jusl draw ihe cork, frae oof 'o the bottle,  Anil "fak a wee drapie" tne moisten your throttle.  To drink of all liiiuor-, you'll admit is finite risky.  .So I lie ^afe thing t.o do. is to stick to Scotch whisky:  When to drink of good, Senleh. your wishes do lend,  Remember, nnd cull I'or ������The Old Thistle Rlom!."  Is one of lhe best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  in tho headquarters for prospectors and minors.  7p__NiTy__^r__o_-^  TOAD JIOUXTAIX  I). T. jUORICK, Proprietor.  Excellent accommodation furnished the traveling public  Prospector's and miner's supplies kept on hand.  #  R.  TRADE      MARK.  P.  RITHET &   CO., Ltd., Victoria,  SlII.K  AW'-NT**   I--OII   H.C.  The undersigned beg (o announce that, Ihey have opened  a bakery ii.f the corner of Josephine and Latimer  streets, mid will he pleased fo ecu re a portion of the  patronage of the people of Xelson.    SUTTKR & ,IOY.  ~S ITU ATI0 N" WANTED ~  Bv au   experienced   housekeeper.   Good   manager and  willing worker.   Hotel preferred.   Address.  AIRS. MYHIK HILL,. Xelson. 15. C.  Vf B__________ara__ai  ti-jj<] ���tj.i]jujVj_:  N"i-:moNr.  0.  KATUl.IUY,  MAJ10II  SO'}'.  n  .1  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH   Hon. GEO. A.  DRUMMOND   10. S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  .General Manager  __T__3I_SO_XT   _3_-.^_._STC___:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  BRANCH.  HAT IS OK INT Kit EST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  SAVINGS BANK  EDWARD   BLAKE   AND   CECIL   RHODES.  The Canadian Scores a Success in the Enquiry  Into the Jamieson Raid.  Harold I'Ycderick, the Loudon correspondent, of the Sew York Time-, docs not  like Canadian-. For this reason, when  lie is forced to say a good word concerning  them, it amy be taken that the Canadian  whom lie speaks well of is really deserving of his praise. In his letter on the  South African enquiry, he speaks thus of  Kdward Blake, the former leader of the  Liberal party in Canada:  Cecil Rhodes has shown to much better  advantage during this week of the enquiry into the Transvaal matter than  last, not so much in the way of improving his dubious case a.s by revealing  that he is not such a dummy as the  earlier sessions indicated. Me has even  gone so far as to make jokes, and some  of his replies wore almost: brilliant. A  good deal of the credit of this is due to  l.dwiird Blake, for it was only wlieu he  began the cross-examining tlmt Rhodes'  brightened up. There is some undefined  human quality in Irish lawyers which  gives I hem a great advantage over their  l.nglish colleagues in cases of this kind.  Blake, as a member of parliament, has-  been a ridiculous failure, and his contributions to the party management have  formed one long, sud series of blunders,  and worse than blunders. . If he had not  the good foi tune to get a place on this  enquiry he might; have died leaving unsolved in Kuropean minds the mystery of  1 his earlier succes-, in Canadian public life.  yi > jilakc had not been exmining Rhodes  , half an hour on Tuesday before I heard it  reported, a, mile from the committee room,  '��� that JJIake was distinguishing himself.  Later everybody was talking about it as  rhe best performance of its kind since  Russell's great feat in the Paruell commission trial.  "It is beginning to be taken for granted  here that before the commission reaches  even its interim report;on the responsibility for Jamicson's raid, which report is  to be made before the second ami mote  . < novel part.of the enquiry���as to the formation, influence, powers and finances of  the Chartered Company���is taken up, the  long threatened revival of trouble with  the Transvaal will be iu full blast. 1  spoke last week of the marked exultation  with, which .Mr. Chaiuberhiin seemed to  gre'et the fact that president Kruger had  been caught tripping in his bill for damages. It is' not to be denied that the  week's events at Pretoria have vastly increased the number of Englishmen who  will be prepared to support Mr. Chamberlain in taking a high hand with the Boers.  This legislative jockeying of the Transvaal High Court'out of its im memorial  prerogatives is not so well understood  hereas.it will be in America, where the  judiciary has a similar power to throw  out unconstitutional laws. Here judges  have no such right, and hence Knglishmeu  hardly grasp the force of the protest made  by the Transvaal judges, but they comprehend well enough that the attack upon  the court is really aimed at British interests on the Rand, and the 'spirit of resentment is consequently spreading as fast as  Rhodes himself could desire.  In parliamentary circles for the last day  or two interest in the Transvaal question  has rivaled .that in the Levantine embro-  glio, and nobody will be: surprised next  week to hear that reinforcements are being sent to the cape.. The ministerialists  fire already declaring that England would  be justified in making some sacrifices of  its traditions to preserve European per.ee,  I'or the reason that it is as likely as not to  have a big 8outh African war on its  hands before spring ends. That a war  with the Transvaal would be a big affair  no one can doubt. Lord Wolseiey is  quoted as saying that (K),()0() men will be  needed for a successful campaign against  the Boers, but it is hoped ti at this is ,���in  exaggeration. No'matter, however, what  the risks and costs may be, England feels-  itself drifting into a position where it  will have to face them all, even if a rupture with ('er'many is involved into the  bargain. _____  Enabled to Borrow Without Interest.  A novel charitable organization exists  among the Jews of Chicago. Jts purpose  is the lending of money without interest  to less fortunate members of the race. The  society was organized in October, IS!).-', in  tlie heart of the .Jewish section.^ The Jews  of this section are very thriftyl-'and a loan  of ten dollars is all that would be necessary to start one of them in business.  There are three hundred contributors to  the loan fund, who pledge themselves to  pay five or ten cents a week each for the  support of the organization. The loans  made are for small amounts. The capital  of the .association is only fourteen hundred dollars, nnd with this four hundred  loans have been made, the money having  been used over and over again.    No loan  is made for a greater sum than twenty  .dollars, and the usual amount is ten dollars. .The business is closely safeguarded,  and the loans are always repaid at the  rate of" a dollar a week. Each loan is  secured by a seventy-day note guaranteed  by a responsible parson.  EXTRAORDINARY   FAMILIES.      HUAXCifra- i.v      LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  liny and sell Sterling F.xehangc and Cable Transfers  OltAXT COM.MI'KCIAr, AND TK.WKM.ICHS' CKICDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DUAI'TS ISSL'KI*    COM.NOTIONS MADI-I. KTC.  A London correspondent writes:   Apropos of the queen's charities, her majesty  has just directed that three guineas shall  be sent to   Mrs.   Bodely, ,the  wife of a  laborer living in Hampshire, who has just  presented her husband  with  triplets for  the third time in six years.   The couple  have only been   married seven years and  now have nine children, and all, including  the last triumvirate, in  excellent health.  The wages of the father are just under $;*5  a week, and he is probably indebted  to  his wife for many of the comforts, wliich  a  local  paper states, are enjoyed by his  family.    The gentry of the country have  rather taken the triplicate family under  their special patronage. Still,'Airs. Bodely  has ft rival in Vienna, if there is any truth  in   a   dispatch   which   is   published  this  morning from the Kaiscrstadt.  ,.  A woman named Schluiumerhavel. wife  of a needy linen weaver, is the mother of  no  less  than  thirty-two  children, all  of  whom are alive, and  all of whom she has  nursed   herself,  and  she  is   only in  her  fortieth year.   She has  twenty-six  boys  and six girls.   The children literally arrive in  batches.    First there  were four,  then  two,   then    came   three,  and   then  again   twins, then  three and   then again  three and  then   two.    Then  at the tenth  birth   there   were    three,   and    at    the  eleventh birth, again triplets.   Strange to  say, this remarkable capacity for supplying the  emperor Joseph with  subjects is  hereditary.    Mrs.   Schluiumerhavel   was  one of four herself, and her maternal parent iu  her  time succeeded in  presenting  her husband  with  no  less   than  thirty-  eight children.   There are still, of course,  possibilities  remaining  for Mrs.  Schum-  merhavel.    But how about that man and  father?   The Great Prize Fight.  Being an advance account of the opening round of the contest at Carson City,  Nevada:  After  one or two  feints Jim   put his  right in lanky Bob's bplt.  " Koul," yelled Eitzsimmons.  "You're a lhir." said Corbet!'.  "You don't know the rules."  "Screw  your  nut.    1   can  punch  your  head off."'  "'Your arm ain't strong enough. You  never did any training but wave your  own hat."  "And you've got all the wind that was  in the punching bag."  "'Gentlemen! gentlemen!" expostulated  t he umpire. "This is uot a talking match.  Your agents have done iall that for you.  This is Marquis of Queensberry."  ���'I,'" said pompadour Jim, "am the  greatest lighter iu the world. .1 can lick  'em all. I can also act better than any  man on the stage today. 1 have a play  that's a winner, and when 1 quit prizefighting, I'm going to make my fortune  as an actor. There's that kinetoscope  game, to. There's /money in that. Oh,  you bet, I'm the whole tip."  "Well," said Lanky Boi), "you couldn't  lick a postage stamp. I can't act, and I  ain't interested in no kinetoscope, but 1  can fight. I'm the greatest fighter in the  world, and the world ain't big enough to  hold you and hie. I'm going to put you  to sleep in the seventh round."  "Are you aware," asked the umpire,  "that I called time a minute ago, and that  you've used up your breathing spell?"  "All right," said Corbett, "put a muzzle  on Yarrum and a ball and chain on each  of his.feet,-and we'll begin again."  At this juncture Lein Fletcher shouted���  "I'll put all me dough on Corbett. He can  talk the other man blind."  The Khan on Laurler's Railway Policy.  l>o you know where Salt Crick is?  I will tell you, that's my biz:  It's where our counti y's inilcli cow goes  To grass.  l"p that crick our ship is sailing,  ���While her crew is busy bailing.  As she staggers on stern foremost thro'  The Crow's Xest Pass.  She has busted up her compass :  On the rock she's bound to bump us,  l-'or she's trusting to a fog-1 lorne  That, is blowing oil' its gas.  _le fears are quite we'll founded.  Deed the crew will all be drownded  . .    In the bitter Salt Crick wafers of the  Crow's Xest Pass.  They went aboard at Tarshish,  Where the country round is niarshish.  An" thev had ihe fliakin" iiger when  They left the land. ' Alas!  Jle ads-ice did not avail: i-  Deed I fear they've met a whale.  For they've-disappeared entirely  From the Crow's .Vest Pass.  Our ship she was the strongest,  T.'ie deepest, widest, longest.  That ever stnrfed proudly o'er  A sea as smooth as glass.  .She didn't even lurch  When she bumped agin the Church.  Hill a whale of Sail Crick sunk her  Jn the Crow's Xest Pass.  - Canada's Postal Deiieit.  The postofiice accounts have been investigated by a couple ol: auditors, Messrs.  Cross and Munro ot Toronto. The examination reveals facts that will startle the  people of the Dominion. It has always  been understood that the deficit of the  department has been $(100,000, but this  auditing by the Toronto men show that  the deficit is about $700,000 more, or a  total of about $1,800,000. Thousands of  dollars of accounts against the department  were left unpaid by the late government,  and at the time of the change in June, for  some reason or other, no statement was  prepared for .submission lo the house by  the officials of the department. This, if  submitted, would have shown the deficit  to be in the neighborhood of a milllion  and a quarter. The lecoids show, that  most extravagant demands were made on  the late government by postal contractors,  railway Hues and steamboat corn pan ies,  aud that in nearly ail cases the demands  were granted, in some caf-es contracts  were, on expiry, renewed and thecontract  price not only increased but, in some instances,  about  doubled,  and   thousands  were frittered away in useless expenditure. _NTo attempt 'seems to have been  made by the former P. M. G.'s to get value  for the money expended.  Placer Gold at Salmo.  Iteports from Salmo are to the effect  that there is considerable excitement in  that town in consequence of the finding  of placer gold by some workmen engaged  in excavating a cellar under a store being  erected  by Oliver Brothers, of Spokane.  for C. W. Peterson. The chief lind was  made by J. II. Doudlah, who picked up a  nugget worrth about $10. The townsite is  located upon an old creek bed of the north  fork of Salmon, and a.s soon as ��� the nevCs  leaked out the entire bed of the old creek  was staked out as placer claims. It is  said tlmt, there are upwards of ~>0 claims  staked in the vicinity. Nothing will be  done to demonstrate the worth of the  ground until spring.  GRADUATE OPTICIAN  If you Iui\c trouble with .your eyes, or your gla-ses  do-i't suit you perfectly, call upon him. No ca.-es loo  diflicult.   Kxaminalion free.  Xelson'oilice in Jacob Dover's jewelery store.  Kaslo ollice, Front street.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.  d'Afll'-U'   DIVISION.)  Mining Laws of B. U., up to date,  1897 edition   Map of Slocan, Thomlinson's..  Map of Kootenay, Fletcher's . .  Map of lvootenay, Perry's .....  Map of Slocan, Keith-foci's ..  Map of Wild Horse Greek ....  $ .25  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  1.50  MAILED FREE ON RECEIPT OF PRICE  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  NELSON, 73. O.  MUSIC  LESSONS  Mrs.    Morlcy   is   prepared  receive pupils for piano, vio  or oro*an.     For terms  to  lin  .Apply to Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd,, Xelson  Nn. ::���-'.':.  Certificate  of the  Incorporation of a  Foreign  Company.  Companies Act" Pakt   IV. and   Amhniuxc  Acts.  ���-IIIK CKI'-IIA.M   cnl.ll   I'Xri.lllilNi:  iVNIili WI II. l.'i'D.," il'lilil'.IC.Vi.  Registered the llth day of January. I5H7.  T IIKHK13V CLIiTlFV, That I have this day registered  J-   the ������ffrcsham Gold Imploring Syndicate.  Limited,"  (Foreign,) under lhe "'Comp.iiiies Act Part IV. "Kegistrn-  tinn of Foreign Companies " and Amending Acts.  The head oflico of the said company is situate at 13  and II, A bul lurch Lane, in the City of London, Kngland.  The objects for which the company is o-tablisheil arc:  (a.) To acquire options for the purchase or acquisition  of mines and lo sell, dispose of. or deal with such properly, and for any (if the above purposes, or other A ise  to exercise any of the hcivinuiu-r mentioned powers  and objects of lhe Compiuy. which powers and objects  may be exercised independently of the primary o.-.jecl  stated ia bl-i- clause:  lb.| To search for, examine, pro-peel, and cxpiore farms,  lands, mines, mineral.-', ores, mining rghts and claims  in Wesl urn Australia and in her parts of the world; tu  .search for and obtain inform,ilion as to minos, mining  districts, mining and water claims water and any  other rights, elniins and property, to examine, investigate, and secure the litle-to farms, lands, mines, minerals, ores, and mining and other rights or claims in  Western Australia, and any other part of the world : to  employ and send to Western Australia, or elsewhere,  antl to pay the fees, costs, charges and expenses of  agents, including.persons and corporations, mining- experts, legal counsel, and all 'par-sons useful or supposed  lo he useful in examining, investigating, and exploring,  farms, lauds, mines, minerals, mining and other rights  and claims in \\'ostoi-n. Australia or elsewhere, or in  examining, investigating, and securing the titles to  farms, lands, mines, minerals, mining or other rights  and claims in Western Australia and elsewhere: to  print, publish, advertise, and circulate reports, maps,  plans, prospectuses.-and documents of every kind whatsoever, directly or indirectly relating, or supposed to  relate, to farms, lands, mines, minerals, mining or  other rights, concessions and claims in..Western Australia and elsewhere, to the title thereto, or to the organization, operations, and objects of this Company or  any other company:  (c.) To acquire from time lo time, by purchase or otherwise, concessions, grants, freeholds, leases, rights,  claims, and. interests in lands or other properties of  every description, whether in Western Australia or  elsewhere, including mines, works, railways, tramways, lands, wharves, docks, canals, water rights and  wavs, pits, quarries, forests, mills, buildings, machinery", stock, plant and things, upon such terms and in  such manner as may be deemed advisable :  (d.| To develop the resources of said lauds'.by building,  planting.'clearing, mining, ana otherwise dealing with  the same:1  (e.l To sell, improve, manage, develop, lease, mortgage,  dispose of. or otherwise deal .with all or any part of the  property of the Company:  (f.) To work or carry on all or any mines, works and  ���properties from time to time in the'possession of the  Company, in such manner as may be determined: to  erect all* necessary mills, workshops, dwelling-houses,  and other buildings; construct,maintain, and alter  canals, railways, watei-courses, telegraph wires, reservoirs, wells, aqueducts and water-works, and supply  electric power and other works of every nature and description, purchase, rent, hire, or charter engines,  wagons, etc.: '���'<'. .  (g.l To enter into and carrry out such contracts and  "arrangements as may be deemed necessary to enable  : the Company to carry on its business, aud for the general conduct and management of its affairs, and the  doing of all such other things as may be found incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the  Company, whelherin Western Australia, (.treat Hrilain,  or else w'liere:  (h.) To deal in, purchase, make merchantable, fell, and  dispose of ores, minerals, goods, and merchandise generally in Western Australia, (treat Hrilain, or elsewhere:  (i.) To carry on Lhe business of a. mining, smelling,  trading, and metallurgical Company in all its branches  in Western Australia. Ureat Hrilain, or elsewhere:  (j.l To acquire by grant, purchase, or otherwise, con-,  cessions of any property or privileges from any government,-Hrilish, colonial or foreign, and perforin and fulfill the terms and conditions thereof, and to obtain any  Acl of Parliament, or law or order, of any colonial or  foreign government lo enable the Company to carry  any of its objects into eU'ect :  Ik.I 'To sell, exchange, mortgage, lease, or otherwise  deal in the properly or undertaking of the Company, or  any part thereof, for such consideration as the Company may think lit, and in particular for shares, deben  lures or securities of any other company having objects  altogether or in pari .similar lo Lho.-e of this Company:  and lu distribute any of the property of the Company  among the members in specie, but so that no distribution amounting to a reduction of capital be made without the sanction of the court where necessary :  (I.l To promote, organize and register, and to aid and  assist in llie promotion, organization, registration,  operations and objects of any company or companies,  either in Great Hrilain, Ireland, or elsewhere, for lhe  ���purpose of acquiring any of the properly of this Company or any other purpose, and lo incur and pay any  costs and expenses which may be expedient or useful,  or supposed lo be expedient or useful, in and about the  promotion, organization, regis!ration, operations, and  carrying into effect the objects, or supposed objects, of  any company or companies, and to rcniiinenilc any  person or corporalion for .promoting, organizing, 'or  registering any conipany, or for introducing business  to this Company, or for obtaining subscriptions to, or  guaranteeing lhe subscription of. or placingorassisiing  iu placing the shares or securities of any company  promoted by this Company, or in whicli it is interested,  or otherwise assisting or rendering services to this  Company:  (in.I To borrow and raise money by the issue ol debentures, debenture slock, or other obligations, or by  mortgage or charge over all or any part of the property  of the Company, including its capital, as may see-in  expedient.:  (n.) To e.-lablish and maintain agencies of the Company  in anv colony or foreign slate, nnd to procure lhe Company" to tie registered, or incorporated, or recognized  in any colony or foreign slate:  (o.l To do all such other things as arc incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above object.-.  The capital stock of thesaid conipany is Cfil'.IMj i, divided  into -ill.Ol.O shares, of one pound each.  (iiven under my hand and seal of ollice nt Victoria.  iirovince or Hrilish Columbia, this 1II h day of January,  1S1I7. S. V.  WOOTTON.  Registrar of .loinl .Stock Companies.  _CSTOTIO_Ej.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned up (oli  o'clock p. m , on .Monday the lath iiistanl, for thcgr.iding  of the Slocan branch of lhe Columbia & ICootcnay railway between a point on the present railway, near the  the bridge ncio.-..-. the Slocan river, and Slocan Cily, a distance of about thiily iniles. Plans and speeillealionscan  bo seen and forms of tender obtained at llie ollice of the  chief engineer and al the Canadian I'aeilie liailway  Company's ollice in Nelson. The lowest or any tender  will not nece sarily be accepted. II. AHKOTT.  General .Superintendent, Vancouver, II. C.  Dated, .March 2nd, 1897.  Nn. :;���: i  Certificate  of  the   Registration of a  Foreign  Company.  "CoJii'AXiis*- Ait.'1 P.wit  IV., and Amkniuno  Act.-  'IIAI.I,   KXI'I.OIIATIOX  <u-'  itKirisn  d'OHi'-icx).  (.nUMI'IA,   I.IMITHI)  of  Notice   of  Application   for   Certillcate  Improvements.  S-r.Mt III* TIIK EAST'AND -STA IJ OF Till' WKST .MINKItAI.  ~I.AI.MS, SITU ATM IN TIIK NKLSON .MININO DIVISION  Ol'" WKST KOOTKNAY DI*.TIil<Vl', AND LOUATI'l* AllOUT  TIIUI.K  .MILKS SOI'TII  OI-" NKLSON."  Take notice Ibat 1, A. S. Fin-well, agent for 'I li-mm.  A. Hras-ey. free minor's certificate No. SU.1U1, intend,  sixly days from the date hereof. Io apply to llie mining  recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims. And  further take notice that action, under section IJ7, must he  taken before the issuance of such certificates of improvements. '     A. S. |."AHWI.LL.  Dated, lhis Ith day of February. 1S1I7. [Kcb. -.'Oth.]  Of  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate  Improvements.  Anne .tlineral Claim, situate in the lllecillewael .Mining  Division   of   West  Kootenay   District, and Looated  about three and a half miles cast of lllecillewaet, and  about lnOfecl from the railway (rack north.  Take notice that I. Frank Siillinan llavnard. acting on  behalf of the Lillooet Fraser   Kiver  ,V   Cariboo   Gold  Fields, Li iii i ted, free  miner's  certillcate No. -O.illS.  issued at New Westminster on October -1st, KSSlli, intend  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for a certilicatc of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of Llie above claim. And  further take notice thataction, under section .'17, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. F. S. l_AKNAi:n.  Dated, this I_ih day of January, IS!)7. [Jan. _3rd]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Florian Fractional JMincral Claim, situ-le in the Tilecille-  wact Mining Division of West, ICootcnay District, and  , located about, throe and a quarter miles east, of Ille-  cillowact Station, and immediately east, of -tluir's tunnel on the Canadian Puc'iic Railway.  Take notice that I, Frank Stillman Ramanl, acting on  behalf of the Lillooet Fraser River & Cariboo Gold  Fields Limited, free miner's certilicatc No. SU.01S, is-ucd  at New West minster on October .'llsl, ISflti, intend sixiy  days from llie date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certilicatc of improvements for tho purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  furl her lake nol ice that action, under section 37. must be  commenced before the issuance of such ccrtiticale of improvements. F- .-. liARXARD.  Dated, lhis 12th day of January, I.SII7. [Jan. 23rd]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TIIK KUIN MIXKIMI. CLAIM. SlTUA'l'K IN THK SMI "AX MININO DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAY DiSTHI-T, AND  I.OCATKI)  NKAI-   IJOISKI'TSON OltKKK*.  Take notice that we. Jo-uph Saiillcr. free miner's certificate No. ...o_l. and Duncan Graham, free miner's certificate No. lil.illli. intend sixty days after the date hereof,  lo apply to *l liu mining recorder for a certificate of improvements for tho ptirpo.-o of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. And further lake notice thataction.  under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  josioi'ir .-ALM/rrci;.  DUNCAN GRAHAM.  Da ted. Ibis 2 Ith day of December, IS-fi. [Jan. 2nd.I  Notice   of  Application   for  Certificate   of  Improvements.  Lady Jane Mineral Claim, situate in the Slocan mining  ' Division of West Koolenay Di-trict, and adjoining I he  town of Codv.  Take notice thai J. A.S. Farwell, acting as agent for  Arthur 11. Buchanan, free miner's certificate No. 73.!IS3;  and .lames M. Dunn, free minor's certificate No. 7.'i.!).'>.'i.  intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply lo the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tins above  claim. Anil further take notice that action, under section 37. must, be commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements' A. S. FARWICLL.  Dated, this, llilh day of November, IStlli. |.lan. llth J  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  Vmir, Rockland, Golden Horn. Mugwump, and Robertson  Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Nelson Mining  Division of West lvootenay District, and located on the  northwest fork of Wild  Morse'crock, a tributary of  Salmon River.  Take notice that I. Chillies A. Stoess. of Ivaslo."British  Columbin, acting as agent for Joseph  Pitrc, free miner's,  certificate No. liS.2!HJ. Jerome Pitrc, free miner's certificate No. 73,!io2. Oliver Blair, free miner's certilicatc No.  fili.llli, and Ricbaid IL Wood, free miner1-certificate No.  5;),G57, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the   mining recorder for certificates of improvements  for tlie purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above  claims.   And further take,notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such  certilicatc of improvements.     CITARLKS A. STOKSS;  Dated, this 1st day of January, ISI7. [Jan Oth ]  Notice   of  Application   Tor   Certificate  of  Improvements.  KCKKKA.  CIIICOUA,   AND    IIIDDI'.N    TllKASi;iCK    MINKItAI.  "   CLAIMS, SlTUA'l'K  IN  TIIK N KLSON .MININO  1)1 VISION Ol'"  WEST   KOOTKNAY   DISTHICT,  AND   I.OCATKI)   ON   MALI.  C'kKKK.  Take notice that I. Frank Fletcher, free miner's certificate No. 73,021. on'behalf of myself and other owners,  intend (it) days from the date hereof, to apply Lo the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.  And further lake notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements, FKANK FLKTCI1 KR.  Dated, this 2(ith day.of February, 1S07. [Mar. lith I  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice that C. IT. Kllacott acting as agent for the  Gopher Gold Mining Company. Limited Liability, has  tiled the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of tlie mineral claim ���"Gopher,"  situated in the Trail Creek milling division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, must llle  their objections with me within lid days from I be date of  the first publication of this notice in the Hrilish Columbia Gazette.        N- FIT'/STUBHS; Government Agent.  Dated, Nelson, IS. C, January llh. 18117..   '     [Jan. t*_ 1*1  Notice of Application For Crown Grant.  Take notice thai, John Johnson has filed the necessary  papers and made application for a crown grant in favor  of the Vonetia Hoy .Mineral claim, situated in the Nel-  s( n mining division of West ICoolenay district. Adverse claimants (if anyl must file their objections with  me within 111) days from (he date of the first appearance  of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette. Dated  at Nelson. I!. C. Decciiiher 28. ISIili. [January 2nd.|  N. FITZSTURH.S, Government Agent.  Private Bill  Notice.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of Hrilish Columbia at, its next session for nn act lo amend llie"-Lil-  looct, Fraser River & Cariboo Gold Fields. Limited. A'-t  ISOIi." by giving power to llie company lo amend its articles aiid memorandum of association from time lo time  as tlie company may deem necessary.  McPIIILLIPS,  WOOTTON  &   BARNARD.  .Solicitor for the Applicants.  Dated at. Victoria, B. (!.. Dcccinber20th. ISIii.   |Jan.0lh|  1 Private Bill Notice.  Notice is hereby given Unit application will lu; made  to the Legislative Assembly of lhe iirovince of British  Columbia at its nexl, session for an act, to amend the  Consumers (Nelsom Water Works Act. ISH2. by increasing lhe borrowing powers uf I In; Conipany and by amending tlie tariil' of charges authorized Iiy section II of lhe  said act, fo enable the cnmpuny lo charge consumers a  rate proportionate to the nat ore of t be hn-inc.-s of I ho  consumers and tlie purpose for whicli such water i.-consumed, and lo enforce payment ifsiicb rales.  Mrl'tllLl.li'S. WOOTTON. ,v   BARNARD.  r-'olieilnrs for flic Applicants.  Dated this 'Joth day of January. IS'T. [Jan 301  Application   for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given thai I he undersigned will.at I he-  ex pi ration nf t liirly'tin ys. apply lothe stipendiary magistrate of We.-t Koolenay (list rid, for a license lo .-ell  liiiuor hy retail at the Windsor hotel. Quartz creel;.  David kkkfk.  Dated. Nelson. B. C February I2lh. I��i7.       [Feb. I3lh|  (oj  Registered the 23rd day of January, 1M07.  T HEREBY C1CRTIFV that J have this day registered  -1-   the "Hall Exploration of British Columbia, Limited,  (Foreign), under the "Companies Act. Part IV.." "Registration of Foreign Companies, and Amending ActJ."  The Head Ollice of the said Company is situated iu '  I-iigland.  The  objects for whicli  the   Company   i.s established  are:  (a) To institute, eiiler into, carry on, as-ist or participate iu financial, commercial, mercantile, industrial,  manufacturing, mining, and oilier businesses, works,  contract-*, ami undcriai-iugs: and linancial operations  of all kinds in British Columbia or elsewhere.  (b) To undertake and carry on any business Iraiisaetlon  or operation commonly undertaken or carried on by  financiers, promoters of companies, hankers, underwriters, concession!'ires, contractors for public and  other works, capitalists or merchants, and to carry on  any other business which may seem to the Company  capable of being conveniently can ied on in connection  with any of the objects of tiiu Company, or wliich may  be thought'calculated directly or indirectly to enhance  the value of or render profitable any i f the Company's  property or rights:  (c-l   To promote, aoiiiirc, construct, C(|iiip, maintain, improve, work, manage, or control, or aid iu or subscribe  towards    the   promotion,   acquisition,    construction,  equipment, maintenance, improvement, working, management or control of, works, undertakings and'opera-  tiousof all kinds, bulb public and private, and iu particular roiuU, tramways, railway.-, telegraphs, telephones,  cables,  ships, lighters,   harbors, piers, di.c.ks,   ipiays,  wharves,  warehouses,  bridges,   viaducts, acqueducts,  reservoir.-*, embankments, waterworks, wnier-courscs.  canals, flumes,  irrigations, drainage, sawmill-;, crushing-mills,  smelling  works, iron, steel, ordnance, engi-  ne'ering and  implement works,  hydraulic  works, gas  and electric lighting, electrical works,  power supply,  (|uarrics. collieries,   coke  ovens, foundries,  furnaces,  factories, carrying undertakings by land and  water,  fortifications,  markets,  exchanges, minis, public and  private buildings, newspapers and publication establishments, breweries, wineiies, distilleries, hotels, residences, stores, shops, and places of amusement, recreation or instruction, whether for the pin pose of the Company, or for sale or hire to. or in rci urn for any consideration from, any oilier companies or persons:-  (d)   To seat eh for. prospect, examine nnd  explore mines  and ground supposed io contain  minerals or precious  stones, and fo search for and obtain  information with  regard,  to'mines, mining claim-', mining districts and  localities:   to purchase,  lake on  lease or concession,  or otherwise acquire, I'or any interest  therein, and to  hold. sell, dispos.e of and deal with  lands or hereditaments of any tenure, gold, silver, copper, lead,  liu,  (|Uicksilvcr, iron, stone, coal, or other mines, mining,  water,  limber, and other rights, and  generally aud  property supposed   Lo  contain   minerals  or   precious  stones of any kind, and  undertakings connected llierc-  wiili: to explore, work, exercise, develop, finance, and  turn to account the same: lo search for, win. <|uarry.  assay,'cru.-ii, wash, dress, reduce, amalgamate, smelt,  reline, and prepare for market, metalliferous (|iiarly.and  ore, and other mineral and  metal substances and precious stones, and for this purpose to buy. or otherwise  acquire,  buildings, plant, machinery, implements, appliances, aud tools; lo buy, sell, manipulate, export, and  deal  in  ores,  minerals, and  mtJals of all kinds, and  precious stones: and generally to' institute, enter inlo,  carry on, assist, or participate in any mining, and mel-  aliiirgica!    operation!,  and    undertakings   connected  (herewith:  To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold. sell, exchange, turn lo account,, dispose of and .leal iu real and  personal properly of all kinds, and in particular lands,  buildings, hereditaments, business concerns and undertaking-, mortgages, charges, annuities, patents, patent  rights, copyrights, licenses, securities, grants, charters,  couccs.-ions. leu��u-*, contracts, options, policies, book  debts and claims, and any interest in real or personal  properly, and any claims against such property, or  against any persons or company, and lo finance and  carry on any business concern or undertaking so acquired:  (0 To purchase or otherwise acquire, hold, sell, manipulate, exchange, turn t.o account, dispose of and deal iu  agricultural, plantation, forcstal, fishing, and trading  rights: and in all or any product.--of farms, plantations,  forests, fisheries, and the earlh, including animals,  grain, provisions, fruit-, wines, spirits, cotton, wool,  silk, fibres, tobacco, coffee, lea, sugar, limber, rubber,  cits, chemicals, explosives, drug-*, dyc-sfull's, nitrates,  petroleum, bullion, copper, lead, lin. quicksilver, iron,  coal, slone. and merchandise and commodities of nil  kinds, either for immediate or future delivery, and  whether in a crude state or manufactured, or'pnriiy  mantiinet urod or otherwise: and to advance inonev n't  interest upon the security of all or any such products,  merchandise and commodities: and lo carry on business as merchants, importers and exporters:  (gl To Iransact and canyon all kinds of agency and  .���commission business, and in particular to collect  .: moneys, royalties, revenue, interest, renlsand debts: to  negotiate loans; to find investments: and lo issue and  place shares, stocks, bonds, 'debentures,'"debenture'  stocks or securities: ���  (li) To subscribe for, purchase or otherwise'acquire,  hold. sell.'exchange,'dispose of and deal in shares,  stock, bonds, debentures, debenture stock or obligations of any company., whether British, colonial, or foreign, orof any authority, supreme, municipal, local or  otherwise:   ������    (i) To guarantee the payment, rf -money secured by or  payable under or in respect of bonds, debentures', debenture stock, contracts, mortgages, charges, obligations and securities of any company, .whether British,  colonial, or foreign, orof any authority, .supreme, municipal, local. oroLherwiso, or of any persons whomsoever,  whether corporate or uiiincorporale:  (j) To guarantee tho.title to or quiet enjoyment of property cither absolutely or subject to nnyqualilicat.ions or  conditions, and to guarantee companies or persons interested or about to become, interested in any property  against any loss, actions.'proceedings, claims, or demands in re-poet of any insufficiency or imperfection or  deficiency of -title, or.in respect of any incumbrances,  burdens, or outstanding rights:  (k) To furnish and provide deposits and guarantee.rands'  required in relation to any tender orapplication for anv  contract, concession, decree, enact ment. property or  privilege, or in relation to the carrying out of any contract, concession, decree, or enactment.:.  (1) Generally to carry on and transact every kind of  guarantee business, and to undertake obligations of  'every kind and.description, and also lo undertake and  execute trusts of all kinds: -  (ml To receive moneys, securities and valuables of all  kinds on deposit, at interest or otherwise, or I'or safe  custody, and generally to carry on the business of a  Safe Deposit Company:  (nl .To lend money to'siich parties and on such terms,  with or without security, as may seem expedient, and  in particular to customers of and persons having dealings.with the Company: and fo guarantee the perform-,  mice of contracts by.members of. or companies or persons having dealings witli, Ibe Company: and to draw,  accept, endorse, discount, issue, buy, sell and deal in  bills of'exchange, promissory notes, drafts, bills of  lading, ou pons, warrants and other negotiable instruments, and buy. sell, and deal in bullion, specie and  coin:  (ol -To borrow or raise inoney'for the purposes of the  .Company, in such manner and upon such terms as may  seem expedient ami lo secure flic repayment thereof by  redeemable or irredeemable bonds, debenture's, or debenture stock, (such bonds, debentures and. debenture  slock being made payable to bearer or otherwise, and  issuable or payable either at par or at a: premium or  discount), or by mortgages, scrip certificates, hills of  exchange or promissory notes, or b.v any other instrument, or in such other manner ns inay bo determined, and  for any such purposes to charge all or any part of the  the property of Ibe Company, bolh present mid future,  including its uncalled capital; and to allot the Shares  nf the Company, credited as fully or parllv paid up.  or bonds, debentures, or debenture slock issued by tin;  Company, as the whole or purl, of lhe purchase price  for any properly purchased by the Company, or I'or any  ���valuable consideration.  Ipi To make donations to such persons anil iu such cases,  and either of cash or other as-ets, as may be I bought  directly ���(ii- indirectly conducive to nny'of tlieConi-  . pain's objects, or oi herwi-e expedient-: and lo subscribe or guarantee money for chai ilable or benevolent  obiools, or for any exhibit ion, or any public, general or  oilier object :  fql To enter into any arrangement wilh uny government  or authorities supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,  and lo obtain from any such government or authority  any rights, concessions. rluirl*.r��, anil privileges which  may bo thought conducive lo Iho Company's objects,  or any of I hem :  (rl To pun-base or otherwise acquire nnd undertake nil  or any part of lhe business, properly or goodwill and  liabilities of any company, corporaiion, society, partnership or persons carrying on, or about, to carry on.  any business which this (..ompiiiiy is authorized lo  carry on, or v, hieh i.-in any re-peel similar to theob-  jeetsof this Company, or which is capable of being  conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit Ibis  Conipany. or possessed of properly deemed suitable for  I In; purposes nf I his ('ouipany. and to enter into partnership or into any Mi-rangeniriil with re-pect to the  sharing i if 11 roll I s, union of interests or iiinnlganialinii,  reciprocal concession or co-operation, either in whole  oi-iti part, with any .-ucli company, corporalion.  -ociely, partnership or pcr-oiis:  ls| Tn dispose of by sale, lease, underlease, exchange,  surrender, mnrlg.-igi'. or ol herwi-e. absululely. eondi-  llonally.nr for.-iii.N limited interest.nil urniiy pari of the  undertaking, priiporty. rights, m- privilege-'nf ihe company ns ii guing concern, or otherwise, to iiuy public  body, eoinpniiy, siicieiy. or iissnciiilioii. o." lo iiuy per-  -on or persons, for ^ueh consideration .*���.-<, f In* ��'iii'npiin.>-  niny ihiuk lil ; and in parliriilar for any Mock, .������bares,  debentures, seeurilies. or oilier pi'iiperl) of any oilier  company:  ill 'I'd prnninio or form, or assist in lhe pn a nol ion or formal ion of any oilier company or companies, either for  lhe purpose <>r acquiring, working, or olhcrwi.sedealing  with all or uny of (he properly, rights, nnd I in hi lit Ies of  this Company, or any property in which this Company is interested, or for any other purpose, with power  Io assist such company or companies by paying or contributing towards lhe preliminary expenses, or providing Ihe ������ hole or part of the capital thereof, or bv taking  or subscribing for shares, preferred, ordinary or deferred, therein, or by lending money thereto upon debentures, seeurilies, property or otherwise; and further to  pay out of the funds of the Company all expenses of  and incident to the formation, registration, advertising,  and establishment or this or any other company; and io  the issue and sub-eripljon of llie share ol-loaii capital,  including brokerage and commission.'' for obtaining applications for, or placing or guaranteeing the placing of  lhe shares or any debentures, debenture stock, orother  .securities, of ibis or any oilier company: und also all  expen-es at lending llie'issueof any circular or notice, or  the printing, stamping and circulating of proxies or  forms lo be filled up by lhe members of lhis. or conned- .  cd with this or any other company: and to undertake  the management and secretarial or other work, duties,  and business of any conipany on such terms as mav be  determined. . ���  (ul To obtain, or-in any way assist, in obtaining, anv  provisional order, or act of parliament, or other necessary mil bority for enabling lhis or any other company  Io carry any or ils objects inlo effect, or fur otl'octing  any iiiodiliculinu of this or any other company's eonsli-  tulion: lo procure this or any other coiupanv lo he. .  legalized, registered, or incorporated, ir neccssarv, in  ai-cordiuice witli the laws of any country or stale iu  whicli it may, or may propose to carry on "operations ;  lo open and keep a colonial or foreign register, or registers, of this or any oilier company iu any British eolonv  or dependency, or in any foreign country, and lo allocate any n u inner of shares lu tin's or any other com pan v  to such regi-ler or registers.  (v)j To distribute any of the property or assets of the  Company among the members in specie or otherwise:  (wj To do all or any of the above things in any part of  llie globe, either as principals, agents, coii'iraelors.  I ru-lees. or otherwise, and either alone, or in conjunction with others, mid either by or through agents! siib-  contr.'ielors. trustees or otherwise: with power to ap-  . lioint a iruslee or trustees, personal or corporate, to  hold any property on behalf of Iho company, and to  allow any property lo remain outstanding in .-ucli  trustee or trustees,  (xl Tn do all sucli ol her things as are incidental or may  he,thought eomlin.ive to the allaiiimeiil of the abm'e.  objects or any of them, and so that the word "Company" in Ibis Memorandum, when applied otherwise  Ihan lo ihi.s ComiKinv shall be deemed to include a ny  partnership or ntlier bodvof persons, whether corporate  or tinhicorporate. and whether domiciled in the United  Kingdom orelsewhere. and theohjeel-.specified in each  of the paragraphs uf lhis .Memorandum shall he regarded a.- independent objects and accordingiy shall be in  no wise limited or restricted (except where*otherwise  (���xpre.-.-ed in such paragraph) by reference to the objects indicated in any other paragraph, or lhe name of  the Conipany, but may be carried out in as full and  ample a manner, and construed in as wide a sense, as if  each of thesaid paragraphs defined lhe objects or a separate, distinct, and independent company.  The capita! stock or the said Company is Cl.VUHm ���  divided into lnU.COO shares or one pound each.  Given under my band nnd sc��l of office, at Victoria,  I'roviuceof British Columbia, this 23rd dav of .lanuarv,  1897. _. Y. U'OOTTON.   -  KcgNtrur of Joint Stock Companies.  The lime of the existence or tlie Company is unlimited.  The registered ollice of the Company in Hrilish Columbia is in (he town of Nelson, H. C. which town is also tlie  principal place of business of lhe Company in lhe province.  Spokane Falls'& Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  TT|e only all rail rou-te without change of cars  between Nelson at|d Rcssland; ar;d  Spokane ar,d Ross!at\d.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Leave  7:00 a.m..  10::;0 a. iu  !):00 a. in..   SPOICAXI'L...   ROSSL.ViN'D...   XL'LSOX'.....  Arrive  .7:d0 p. m.  .3.-J- p. m.  .5:_0 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Columbia & Kootenay Branch  CANADIAN    PACIFIC  No..'! | So. 1  STATIONS  RAILWAY.  No. 2 i No. I  fl:30 Leave  . .Nelson  Arrive 11:1a  ' !I:-I5     M      .....  Kootenay.      ,,    JI:U0  10:00     ,i      ..Forty-nine Creek..    '���    13:In  10:25     ���      ....... Slocan  .<    ���    13:02  11:15 Arrive Robson ...... Leave 12:30  21:15  '-1:10  20:15  20:20  1(1:30  Trains Nos. 1,2,3, and I run Tuednys, Thursdays, and  Saturdays.  No. 1 connects with 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 Creek.  Close connection at Nelson with steamers I o and from  lake points.  J. HAMILTON, Trainmaster and Agent.  Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  Leave   S:00a. m.  n S:3li a. m.  a 0:30 a. m.  n        0:51 a. in.  ti      -10:03 a. m.  a       10:lSa. m.  a       10:30 a. m.  n   -  10:3!) a. m.  Arrive 10:50a. in.  DAILY SKRVICLY  ..-..... ..Kaslo ......  .... South Fork   ��� ..Sproule's ... ..'.  .. ..-'Whitewater ������ ���-.  ..... Hear Lake......  ..'. . McGm'gan   ..v... Hailey's.;........   Junction.......  ..:.'..'.-.Sandon.'.'.'.. ..  An vc 3:59 p. m.  n       3:15 p. m.  ti       2:15 p. in.  ,.       2:00 p. m.  i.        LIS p. m.  1:33 p. m.  ii       1:21 p. m.  1:12 p. iu.  Lca\e  1:00 p. in.  R. "W. BRVAN. Superintendent.  ROBERT IRVING. Trntlic Manager.  International Navigation "&��� Trading Co.,  l.l.MITICl).  STEAMERS INTERNATIONAL AND ALBERTA  OX   l*OOT|-.\-.\V   l.M<E  AMI   UIVKIi  Time  Card  in ell'ect   February  1st,  ISS17.   Il.iily except  Sunday.   Subject to change wil bout notice.  Leave Kaslo foi Xelson, Ainsworth. Pilot  liny.  Riilfuui- and way points   .    ..  .  .-~>:3'i a.m.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, Pilot Hay, Balfour and  way points  , 1:10 p.m.  Close connection at Five-mile Point with all passenger  Iraius of the N. & F. S. R. IL lo and from Norlbnoi I.  Rossland and Spokane.  Throii'.'li tickets-'sold at lowest rates and baggage  checked to all t'nilcd States points.  GKOKOK ALKXAN'DKR. General Malinger.  Kaslo. January .'loth. ISS7.      Head Ollice at Ka-lo. H.C.  W. J. G. DICKSON  _-.E___I_   ESTATE  ____st:d cojvtjvnissxoasr ___G-__:_sra?  _vci_sri_src_f beokbk  HKALKV HLOCK. BAKF.R STIi KKT, NKLSON.  FOR "SALE"   ~  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block���two stores���Baker street.  Business  block���three stores all rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.   \  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  NOTICE.  Having appointed XV. .1. (.!. Dickson local agent for  Addition A lo the townsite of Xclsom intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing infoi mntion.jilans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply lo him.  V. O. JNNF.S.  VICTORIA ASSAY OFFIC  2S Hroiul Street  . Victoria. B. C.  Gold ....   i'i no  Gold nnd Silver -  ;1 ."()  Silver       1 00  Lead and Silver   1 .'0  Lead       1 no  Copper. Silver, Gold.  3 1.0  Copper ...      2 no  ���_>-*7  saw*  -���_&-�����_.  '^ISL.'"^  _'___sr��?  Other metals on application. All samples to be scnl  carriage paid and clearly markcil, and to be advised by  letter enclosing charges. Tl!i_   TRIBUNE:    NI-LSOiST,  B.C., SATURDAY,   MARCH   IM,   WI7.  LOCAL   NEWS   AKD. GOSSIP.  Mining r'ueojilo. Tolmie lias received a  letter ol' enquiry concerning: the whereabouts ol' a, man named (.'. \V. Lee, who i.s  siqijiosed to be "somewhere in tlie mining  ��� districts of the province. V/hcn his relatives in Mem phis,. Tennessee, hist heard  from Lee. in August", he was in Alberta.  JlO. \V.,I-.o has not met with some accident, lie should be easily located from the  following description forwarded by hi.s  mother-in-law: "llei.s.1 feet 9 inches in  height, dark complexion, large brown  eyes, black hair 'worn pompadour, smooth  lace, .shows his yarns above his upper  teetli when he hiugh--,. walks very fast  antl very quick in hi.s movements, speaks  French fluently, well educated ami of,a  most excellent family." The recorder i.s  further informed tliat he will find (.'. W.  bee a (model young man. weighing from  110 to I HO pounds, but somewhat/ round  shouldered.  The Hall Kxploraliou Company of Xel-'  .son. ha? ten  men doing.development on '  the Skylark and   hanger claims recently  secured upon a bond  from   \\\ A. Coplen. ,  The claims are located  on  the  divide between Dayton and Lemon creeks, and are '  about seven miles from Slocan'City.    The '  conipany is meeting with encouraging re- ,  suits in the development work.  Feed Irvine & Co. have received a largo '  consignment of spring goods.    The attention of the ladies of N'elson is directed to  the advertisement of the firm,-wliich  ap-  ' pears in another column.  A. T. Garland this week opened up the  first consignment of spring goods. The  goo as have been well chosen, and an inspection of them is invited.  The argument in the appeal of,the celebrated Paris Belle wise was closed at Victoria on Thursday. The court was composed of justices Walkem', Drake, JNIeUoll  and .MeCreight.  During the past,, week several complaints  have been made concerning the working  of the so-called dry earth closets, the use  of which were insisted upon by- sanitary  inspector WoIle\r. The complaint is that  the closets are not regularly emptied by  the scavenger appointed, and that whether  ��� resrularly emptied or not, the closets are  offensive.  On Monday judge lyorin sentenced J.  L'erks to three mon-ths imprisonment for  forcible entry into a house at .Balfour.  A. Macdonald 6c Co., the wholesale  grocers of Winnipeg, who have have been  running a branch house in Nelson for the  past year, have purchased the n()-foot lot  on the corner of .Josephine and Vernon  streets for $2000, and will erect thereon a  substantial building suitable for their  trade. The contract for a store basement  has been let. The company will doubtless  put up a brick building.  The management of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital acknowledge the receipt  of io pillow-cases from the ladies'hospital  aid, flower vases from Mrs. A. Shaw,  paicel of books' from Mrs. Margreaves,  sponge, btit h from A. II. Clements, books  and periodicals from A. .1. Marks, and  pictures from Messrs. Holt and Langdon.  Five hundred shares of flail mines stock  avere sold in Spokane on Wednesday to a  London piirch-iser at $6.50 per share.  R. D. Herrick, formerly assistant manager of the Pilot Bay smelter, was married recently in Paris to Miss Jane Sanderson, daughter of the late Judge Sanderson, of California.  Fred. J. Squire, the tailor who does the  largest business in southern Kootenay,  received today a large consignment of  spring suitings. The goods will be opened  next week. ���  A company has been organized by A. D.  Williams to take over and .operate the  properties owned by S. T. Tipping and.T.  Dayton Jinks on Kokanee creek., ft will  be known as the Kokanee Creek Mining  and Milling Co. The claims em braced are  the Iron Bound. Rising Star,.Nova Scotia  and Crandell B., all on Kokanee creek.  The capitalization''of the 'corn pa nv is  placed at $250,000. divided into "1,000,000  'shares of the par value of 2.S cents each.  SHORT   BITS   OF   NEWS   FROM   KASLO.  diary magistrate can try a case of tho  kind without being requested to do so by  the police magistrate. Alderman Ihi-.  chanan's complaint against the city solicitor for appearing on behalf of the defendant in the suit, and the solicitor's  reply, to the charge were read to the council on Fridav of last week, and laid on the  table.    Whether   further action  will  be  taken in the matter remains to be seen.  0.  IC.  DOTV,  ARCHITECT  I Convsi'onilenrL' snlicili.'d.  "KWSI.O. H.C.  ��  Write for  Sain pies  9 & �� �� ��  iiiiiiep 1.  .1  New  ,    Veilings  @ �� �� �� ��  First arrival of Spring Goods, including  Dress Goods, Prints, Laces, Hoisery and  Ribbons, Lace Curtains, Curtain Muslin,  both Spot and Fancy. Oilcloths, both for  table and floor, Carpets, and Blankets and  a nice assortment of Ladies',Muslin Underwear, ready made Top Skirts, and  Wrappers and Blouses.  Whole Codfish       Quail on Toast  , Labrador Herring's ���  . ��� Kippered 'Herrings  Salt Salmon      Salt Mackerel"- ' .Oolachans  A complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  We also carry a full line of Shelf and Heavy-  Hardware, Miners' Supplies.     We make  a specialty of Tea and~Coffee.   Agents  for the Giant Powder Company  pvine &  Write for  fc ample  �� �� �� ��  E5__S*p___  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  The terminus of the Slocan River Railway,  the business center for Springer and Lemon  creek mines, which are already shipping ore.  Lots in this the most promising and beautifully   situated   town   in   West   Kootenay.  HERE ARE A FEW OF THE MANY PREPARATIONS WE GARRY IN STOCK:  Balsam Aniseed Syrup Spruce Gum White Pine Balsam Syrup Norway Pine  Syrup, Tar and Wild Cherry Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Bochee's German Syrup  Pisco's Consumption Cure Syrup Linseed and Turpentine Allen's Lung Balsam  Cough Drops of all kinds Wampole's and Scott's Emulsions Pure Norwegian  and Lofoten Cod Liver Oils    Wine of Cod Liver ,Oil    Maltine with Cod Liver Oil  ^6* Bather Street, fl<?I$o[?.  SLOCAN CITY  ROSSLAND  TORONTO  _ii Hnkcr Hi. Wc=l.  Telephone, -1  Nothing-sueeeeds 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  Yeai'S 1893 and 1894  and escaped a debtor's' prison,  deserve success  JUST   _A._EF-__^I"Vj_C_Z)  Oa^Ag^Tr^    ill  We are now prepared to fill all orders for iV|iners' Builders' Blacl\smjtl|s'and  General Hardware.    Prices quoted en application.    Prompt  Attention to letter orders.  It  mig-ht.be well  to  add that  of late "drummers"  for eastern clothing" firms  have given this a  section of Kootenay the go-by  No better evidence  could be wanting1 that  Ave are giving- our patrons the  best of satisfaction  v 'J  A fine line of Ladies'White wear in the latest designs just opened.  ,. Print Wrappers and Blouses in choice patterns!  Office:   Bealey Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Town property for sale in Slocan City, lew. Oeqver, Nelsoq  "-��e  s a  GOODS  Our. new Dress Goods comprises a fine assortment of the choicest goods to be found  in the eastern markets exclusive designs and only one dress length in each     '  pattern.   A full range of Brussels and Tapestry Carpets in stock.     ��� "���  It would be interesting to know whether,  it was an error ot' intention or ignorance  in the annual report of the chief. comnu.s-  sioner of hinds and work-, wliich charged  the work done on tne .streets of Rossland,.  the Trail Creek wagon-road and on the  trails up Sullivan and Murphy creeks to  the south riding of West Koolenay. Perhaps the clerks of lhe department did not  think it worth while to look up the geographical ��� boundaries of the-.riding.*?. Or  ' was it to render less glaring the disparity  between the work clone by the government in the two ridings.  Kaslo's newly organized band is practicing with considerable persistency. The  young men seem to be enthusiastic and  are making a good deal ol progress in  the art under competent instruction.  .Among the many arrivals in the city on  Wednesday evening last, were ��� W. A.  Boss and W. Clinton .Miller, who are said  to represent some wealthy I'higlish capitalists who have already made some important investments in the Slocan.  F. C. Wagner, ore buyer for the (Jlobe  Smelting company at, Denver, Colorado,  and (J. D. Porter, who does similar work  for the smelter at Pueblo, were in Kaslo  during the week, interviewing mine managers and mining men.  The question a.s to the jurisdiction  of  judge Forin in the case of the complaint ;  .brought  against city clerk  C'hipmau   by  alderman   Buchanan,   was   to   have  been :  argued before the supreme court  at  Vic- .  loriaon Fiiday of this week.    The points ]  lo   be   settled   are   whether   an    offense  /gainst a by-law of the city can  be tried  ( utside the  city, and   whether  a  stipen-  ' 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 admittedly the best in  the world.     We handle nothing else.  Williamson, the Clothier   f^SSJSE'*  !   I  FOOT OK  HA I.J, STRKKT, NELSON.  T.   W.   GRAY,   Proprietor.  Doo  \s,  Sash,   Band Sawing, Turned  Work,  and  Office  Fittings,    jusl  arrived and  in stock,  a carload  of Chance's  English   Rolled  Glass; all  sizes up  to 4 by 6 feet.  Cars of Bedroom  oi   Suits and Dining  Room Furniture  Gar of Mattresses  and UPHOLSTERED  Baa sfffl ESSE-  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.  Our Heavy Etoffe aqd Tweed PANTS Worth $3 Cut to $2  P. O. Store, J. A. Gilker's, 18 and 20 Baker Street, Nelson  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.  |BHH||-_ll__l||||_j__M_^^

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