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Weekly Edition No. 409.
Nelson, British Columbia, Friday, September 8, 1899.
Tenth Year
A LAND  OF  PROMISE-
Climate By No Means Severe—Easy of
Access,—3reat Natural Wealth—'
A Srortsmau's Paradise-
Mr. H. L. West, an old time mining
man of the United States and BritiBb
Columbia, haa jost returned to ci\ ilnz
ation from a year's sojourn in northern British Columbia nnd the Northwest Territories. In conversation
with a Miner reporter yesterday, he
«aid many good things of that country,
especially iu regard to the mining outlook. "The north country" said Mr.
West, "is not a sovera country on a
mnn's physionl constitution. On the
contrary, it is healthful, invigorating,
'and nerves his brain and steels his
arm.' It is not enervating in any
sense. It is uot exactly a climate one
would fix upon for a consumptive winter resort, but all in all it is a very superior place to a great mauy other
countries in the world, that thousands
of people live in from one end of the
ye ir to the other and are happy and
contented ■ I have heard this vast, almost i:ulimited mining region, of the
Great North likened to the 'Siberia
of Russia.' That is all nonsense. Th-re
is practically no Siberia about it. A
country that grows bunch grass, enough
to winter thousands of heads of stock,
has very little Siberia about it, except perhaps, some cold weather. And
after all, the oold weather is more
of a bugbear than a reality. Cold it
undoubtedly is, but not sevore or continuous enough to occasion loss * f life
or property any more than in Manitoba
or Alberta, or the northern port ons nl
the United States. I hnve never seen
anything in the north bait ns bad as a
Dakota blizzard.
The time will come when millions
of acres of luud in that country will
be growing win at, and hay. The Cariboo will have to leave some «.f his best
winter ranges to make wny for horses
and cattle. Railroads will penetrate
into the Interior, towns will spring
tmo existence *oul prosperity will be
had by a large number of wonderfully
energotio, enlightened, happy people.
The Fence river country, the Atlin
and Lake Teslin districts, and all of
the vast area embraced in tbein, and
from tneii south to tho Ceundinn Pn-
cilio railway will, in the near future,
be populated by miners, stock-growers
and uiucbere. I believe the mining
interests will I e in the lead formally
years to come and perhaps for all
time. The opportunities for successful mining can seaicely be over estimated. The whole country, with isolated exceptions here aud there, is virgin ground. The old Cariboo niggiugs
and the Onssiar diggings mined so
successfully in the fifties are still
working to some degree, and iu the
Cariboo notably, where only this sum
mer after sinking nearly five hundred
feet to bedrock, $1,700 ti the pan wus
obtained. There are more places than
oue in the region I speak of, where
tho Klondike returns will be dnplicnt.
ed The possibilities for placer mining
are better for the prospeotor today than
ever before, with the advantage that
one does not have to go into the ex.
tretne northern latitudes to realize his
anticipations.
It has long been thought hy the
best of mining men in California, Colorado and throughout the Rocky
mountains, that, the gold flow of North
Aiuerioa came from the far north and
the developments of recent years only
serves to confirm their belief and
change theory into fact. There are
hundreds of streams in those northern
mooutains that white men have never
seen, or for that matter, Indians
hither. It is not to be considered that
they are all rich iu gold, but some of
them aro, nnd in the very nature of
things ought to be. Of course as yenrs
pass the placer mines of auy Bection
are virtually worked ont, hut the
quartz mines never. It is fair to presume thnt a great many of the best
freo milling gold veins of the world
still lie concealed from the eye of the
prospector or minor aud that their location is in the very country of which
I am speaking. I am not passing beyond a reasonable conjecture in making that statement. I know of no
place in the world where the opportunities for the prospector are so good,
where he cnu live the year round in as
healthful a climate. There is no disease there. If men are siok there they
take it in witb them or contract it by
a total disregard of hygenio lawB.
It is not a hard country to get into
and uot a hard one to travel when
there. One can go with horses to almost
any place it is desirable to prospect, or
at least witbin a reasonable distance
of it, then establish a headquarters
uud work out in all directions Haphazard prospecting is not aa a rule successful A man or a party of men heading straight through the mountains
come upon^tbeir discoveries if they
make any, more through blind luck
than any other way. A prospecting
party to insure whatever success tlif ra
may be in the venture, should be \yell
organized with a competent man at
the head, and well systematized. For
instance: In moving ahead for a given
point, if the party are even travelling
through barren country devoid of mineral signs, it wonld be well to halt
for a few days, and send auxiliary parties away for a considerable distance
on each side of tbo direct route. A
mineral zone or belt might be thus discovered, which otherwise might have
been passed unnoticed.   It is of no use
to prospeot in barren gronnd. Get out
of the barren country and into one containing mineral as sodn as possible,
and to do this it may be neoessary to
searoh for many miles on every side of
you. Well conducted prospecting
parties are uniformly fortunate in locating valuable properties.
There is something beside big mines
and big mountains and big plains up
tbere. Big game is in aabundanca,
and big flab—well, perhaps, it would
be better to leave the fish out of this
talk ot mine—but they are there just
the same. It is a sportsrann'B paradise up there. Bear, moose, caribou,
deer, wolf, grouse, ptarmigan, yes,
and fish, too, and millions of them.
The game "is plentiful in most sections, and gome of the largest bear
you, or anybody else ever saw, large
enough and hard enough to kill to i at-
iafy tbe most blood-thirsty sportsman
that ever hunted in the jungles of India. Our party will be returning
early next spring It is too lato to go
back this full aud we were Bhort of
provisions, and were forced to come
out. We consider that we have something that will pay us for all of our
time and work. We will take the road
at Asbcroft on the 0. P. R., and follow it to Barkersville; from tbeie we
take a trail of our own into one of the
best mining sections that lays ont
doors. We will have ten or twelve
members.in the party wheu we start,
and we are going to take a cook. I
have had all of tbe 'camping out-cooking' I want in the past year. I oan
make a pretty f lir 'bannock,' but I
like them better when some other lel-
low inukes them."
THE COLUMBIA FIRES.
Since the hearing ot tbe charge preferred against Chnrles Mullen and
Robert Cameron for setting fire to Che
Columbia Hotel, the latter has signed
a full confession Btatiig that he recoived the money fro-" parties to burn .the
hotel, and that he hired another man
to do the work. He implicates Mullen, Munley and others. He states
that he received tho money on Toes-
day, the 19th of July,- ami promptly-
divided equally with the man who did
the work. A warrant is said Co have
beeu issued for the arrest of Joh.1 A
Manley, who is now supposed to be at
Republic, nud^who is understood to be
at the bottom of the whole matter.
The arrest of Mullen and Cameron
wus simnlatiieons though the men were
in different places. One was madeyby
Pro-iuoial -Ooos'nMe Dinsmore, and
the ot'ier by a Pinkerton detective who
has beon working up the case The
bearing lias been adjournal until Man-
ley oan be found.
ORESTON   ITEMS.
Rainy   Weather   is   Interfering   Witb
Gathering   the Crop of Hay.
A correspondent from Oreston writes
as follows: The tinny weather Will
interfere with the hay crop this year.
In ordinary seasons haymaking is in
full swiug by middle of August, wbile
this year with best possible weather we
cannot get started tor two weeks yet.
There are uow quite a number of cattle in the valley around Crestnn. Mr.
Richard Hood came in from Idaho
with a large herd of milk cows, and
is located at St. Patrick point where
he has erected suitable buildings tot
the milk trade and chicken raising.
He intends to breed ducks and geeac ou
a large scale next spring. Mr. Couch
has diisposed of his stock and goue into mining in wbiofi he looks ahead.
Mr. George Husoroft bas quite a
herd of oattle and the Messrs. Dow
hive a large number of excellent stock
on their ranche in the valley.
Mr. John Arrowsmith the popular
proprietor of the Hyde Park Hotel near
Oreston is putting his place in shape
for the winter trade. Mr. Joseph Wilson, Provincial constable, was married
recently in the North west aud returned with bis bride. The boys met them
at the depot and gave tbem a real old
fashioned reception. They were also
the recipients of numbers of presents
from well wishers.
Mr. Ed Hollandaine, J. P, Stipendiary Magistrate for Oreston, haa his
bands fnll first now. with one thing
and another. Numerous cases come up
before him and his oo-J. P., Mr. 3. W.
Dow.
Oreston has commenced to look town-
like,—a contract has been let to have
4th street graded. This will connect
the depots of the B. & N. R. H., and
Crow'B Nc«t R. R.
Crestou has uow a full fledged school
house, and school ma'am, in the person
of M.ss Dalhy, who arrived recently
trom Victoria to take over het duties.
She is very popular m the district,
and is nn ideal teacher.
Fred Little, the old original, its still
at home and has almost completed his
palatial mansion on the plot of ground
which he reserved foi himself out of
tbe townsite. When tbe furniture and
"flxins" are in place something will be
sure to happens, but net beiug a prophet caunot say much with accuracy.
There will be rice and slippers somewhere around.
Mr J. W. Dow ii superintending the
opening of the trail from Kitchener
up Russel oreek—afterwards Duck
creek Mill be attended to.
DUEL   IN FRANCE.
YESTERDAY'S EVIDENCE THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE
Dictation Scene fully Described By the
Sick Major Who   Made  Up Bis
Mind Dreyfus Wu Guilty.
Rennes, Sept. 27.— The most important evidenoe produced at the court
martial today was that of Du Paty de
Clam, which was, by order of the
court, taken on commission. Iu his
deposition Du Paty de Olam began by
replying to attacks against him us a
soldier and citizen. He complained
thnt slanderous statements unsupported
hy proof had been made regmding
him The witness laid stress upon the
fact that the charges against him bad
been dismissed, and expressed the
opinion tbat tbe sole object of his
slanderers was to impugn the judges
who oondemned Dreyfus in 1884. He
declared that he never hnd relations
with tbe late Lieutenant-Colonel
Henry or that he was the anthor of
articles to Eolair, or furnished Esterhazy with the document "Libraleur."
The witness admitted he bad had relations with Major Esterhazy, and repeated the explanations with reference
thereto, whioh he gave before the oonrt
of cassation. With regard to the
Dreyfus oase, tbe witness deolared that
he was not connected with the discovery of the bordereau.
It was only on pressure, tbe deposition continued, tbe witness accepted
tbe task of investigating the charges.
After detailing the oourse of this investigation, Dn Paty de Olam said the
older for the arrest of Dreyfu-* had been
distinctly issued, quite iudgpeudent'y
of the'dictation test. The witness then
described the famous dictation scene,
in tho.course of whioh he said Dreyfus
displayed an emotion regarding the
cause of which there might be (inferences of opinion, but the fact was
undeniable tha M. Ooohfort, the chief
detective of the department, who was
present, reanrdod the prisoner's agitation as an indiotatton of his guilt.       ,
Dreyfus manifested Bis •excitement
by nervous movements of the jaw, and
complained ihat his fingers were oold.
Dn Paty de Olam defended himself
sg.iust the charge of being a torturer
of Dreyfus and bis family. He said he
had been trusted with the transmission
of the prisoner's letierB to his wife,
and that he had nlwuyB treated Madame Dreyfus w ith the greatest consideration. With reg.ird to the date of
the border*au Du Paty de Clam ex
pressed the opinion that it must bave
been written between the 16th and
80th of August, 18(14.
The witness denied all statements
attributed to him with regard to the
iucorrect versions of the Panizzardi
telegram. Du Paly de Olam referred
to the priparutiou by himself anil Colonel Sandheir cf a secret commentary
intended to show who was the traitor
amoiiR the oflbers  of the general staff,
who must be a oaptain in the —."
None of the documents accompanying
the commentary mentioned the Panizzardi telegram nor the manufacture
of a shell.
The witness further asserted that in
tbe communication of secret docu
ments to tho oourt-niartial of 1894 he
acted solely aa a transmitting agent.
Regarding tbo interviews with Dreyfus, Du Paty de Clam deolared that
he never said lo Dreyfus: "The minister knows you are innocent."
Tho minister of war never spoke of
delivering documents in order to obtain others. Whnt Dreyfus said was :
"No, no; I do not wish to plead extenuating oircumstunoea. My oounsel has
promised me tbat in three, five or six
years my innocence will be admitted."
Later Dreyus said : "Major, I know
your belief. 1 have not opposed it I
know your aro an honest man, but I
assure you, you have made a mistake.
Seek what yon call my accomplices,
and What I onll the culprits and you
will find them. " The prisoner's last
word to him was; "Seek. '
The depositicn of Du Paty do Olnm
made no reference to cases connected
with that of Dreyfus. The deponent
swore that everything contained in his
statement was true.
The deposition concluded with copies
of letters from Madame Dreyfus, showing that his relations with bcr had always been ot the most courteous character.
JEWS IN RUSSIA.
Paris, Sept. 7.—A dnel with rapiers
was fought this morning betweed
Prince Moscowa and M. Gastone
Meroy, as the outcome of an artiole in
the Libre Pavnle, reflecting on the
Prince's father. M. Meroy was slightly
wounded in the neck. The duellists
were afteirards reconciled. J
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.-The Government of the province of KiolT, recently ordered the closing of 80 synagogues and schools at Biraitoheff,
which is the centre of the Jewish population of the Southwest Provinces.
Many Jewish candidates have been refused admission to the Warsaw-Pcly-
teohnic school.
Many New AppoiatnmU— Jonrt of (Be
vision for West Kootenay Fixed
for November 5tl •
Viotoria, Sept. 7.—According to
news received by the Alpha, J. D.
Graham Gold Commissioner at Atlin,
visited Skngway just prior to the
sailing of the steamer. In an Intel-
view at fckagway Mr. Graham said
that business is pretty lively at Discovery ou Pino creek where thu-e are fully
600 people within :!)„ miles of that
mining renter nil with money, wilh
business excellent. He is of Che opinion that the output of tbe Atlin country tbis season will be fully oue million. He does not think tbere is much
inclination on the part of miners
to hide auy of tbeir duet as the royalty
is only one dollar in tne hundred. No
officer is sot to watch the sluice rook-
erB but the miners are treated most
liberally. Tbere are bnt three police
officers on duty iu the whole Atlin districts. Ho recognizes the inconvenience of men trying to work such small
claims but liu_ believes tbere will be
many more miners in tbe distriot
next season thnn there are novr. Mr.
Graham says two rich discoveries of
quartz were made in the Rainy Hoi
low district aud he has been called
over there to straighten out some difficulties. He speaks vety highly of the
reports ho bas from the Rainy Hollow
and Pleasant camp districts iu that
part of British Columbia which hangs
itself like u pendant to the Northwest
Territory, being 00 degrees of north
latitude aud the international boundary.
Tbe Official Gazette for tbis week
contains notice of following Provincial appointments:
Charles Hewett, ot (juesunelle
Forks; Wm. Livingstone,of Deadman's
creek; Wm. L. Mason, of Lesser Dcg
creek, Savona; Jas. Kerr, ol^fjreeo-
wood, and Henry Nicholson, of Oamp
McKluney, to he Justices of tbe Peace.
John Kirkup, of Rossland, to bold
Small Debt's Court for the said oity,
and within a radius of ten miles therefrom.
John E. Hooson and E. Job, of Rosslaud to be clerks in the office of tbe
Oold Ooinmissioner there.
Herbert D. Curtis, of Slocan Oity,
to be a Notary Public. John Mo-
Keuzie, M. S., and A. J. Hill, P. L.
S,, to be memberB of Boards of Examiners, under the proviBious of the Provincial Land Surveyors Act.
Sealed tenders will be received by
the Hon. the Commissioner of Lands
Rnd Works, up to noon of Thrnsday,
2lst*iiiBt., for the construction and
maintenance of a ferry to ply across
the Thompson river at Kamloops, for
one yeai. The scow must be capable
of carrying a team and wagon with a
load of 2,000 pounds and to ply between 7 a. m. und 6 p. m.
Notice is giveu that under tbe authority of the Provincial Electors Act
Aot Amendment 1809, the cancellation of the registration of voters for
Viotoria and New WeBtminBter City
electoral districts will take effeot on
the 19th inst., and thereafter it will be
necessary for every person who desires
to be registered as a voter in either of
the said electoral districts to apply to
the Collector of votes aB provided by
Section 11, of tbe Provincial Elec.
clou's Act.
The following Extra-Provincial Company is recorded: Bull River Mining
and Milling Co., of Spokane; capital
*80,000; Provincial office, Fort Steele;
J. H. Fink, attorney.
The Nelson Ooke aud Gas Co., Ltd.,
of Nelnon, capital $260,000, is incorporated.
Courts of revision aro announced as
follows:
Vanoouver Oity, November, 6; for
East Yale at Veinon, Nov. 6; for
West Kootenay, Nelson, Nov. 6; for
•Southeast Kootenay, Fort Steele, Nov.
0; for Vale, Kamloops, Nov.   8.
Notico is given by the firm, named
that Wm." Arthur Ward has retired
from the service of Robert Ward k
Oo. Mr. Smith and John O. MoOlnre
(joint munageis) will retain the management at Viotoria and Vanoouver.
Notice is given by Hon. Mr. Cotton
that the reservation whioh was established in pursuauco of the provisions
of the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway Subsidy Act, 1892, as published
in the Gazetto of AngOBt 12th, 1898
is cancelled.
A strip of land 75 feet in width and
extending between high and lnw water marks on the south shore of the
West Ann of Kootenay Lake, being
an extension of Hall street, Nelson, is
reserved and set apart for the Corpora
tion of Nelson for wharf purpose*; by STRUCK     AN     ICEBERG
tbe Chief Commissioner.
Hob. it sou & Robertson, solicitors for
the applicants, will apply at the next
sitting of Legislature, for uu act of
incorporate, to construct a railway,
from Taku arm, Oassiar, along tbe
north bank of A-11 utoo River to Atlin
Lake,
KRADULENT AGENT.
Montreal,Sept. 7.—Julius D. Singer,
who did business here under the name
of "The Investors' Guarantee Company, bankers aud brokers," is wanted by the police on a charge of defrauding 0. Fred Feck & Co., brokers
of Syracuse, N. V., whoeB agent he
was. Singer was supposed to deposit
money received for hia firm wilh the
Western Loan & 'fruit Company, sending them the deposit slips. On August
2(1, Feck & Co., drew on the Western
Loan & Trust Company for n large sum
of money which the deposit slips sent
tbem by Singer showed to be to their
credit. The draft was returned marked "No funds". John F. Nest, of Syracuse, the firm's lawyer, came out
here to investigate, and fouud that
Singer had raised the amount of the
deposit receipts. Singer is supposed
to be in the  Western States.
NELSON ELECTRIC LIGHT.
The uiw thick copper wire, to be
used as the high teusiou feeder from
he new dynamo, is being put up in
Mill street. This wire will be carried
along Mill street, down Josephine and
aloug Carbonate s'reets, then down
Hall to Vernon street. All lights south
eaBt of this boundary will be supplied
on tbe new alteruating system from
this high tension wire.
Tbe peculiar advantage of th s particular system is the great saving in
copper wire. The reason why such
thick wire is used for the feeder {sowing to tbe high voltage, which will be
SHOO, whereas that on the old wires is
120. The new dynamo should arrive
this week, but the Oity Engineer intends, aB far as possihle, to have everything ready so that immediately the
dynamo is pnt in plaoe, connections
can be made.
Oity of Boms Crashes Through the Edge
of the Purg in a Thiok Fog—
British Tars in a Panic-
BIG BLAZE IN ROSSLAND.
At 8:25 yesterday morning au alarm
was mug in from the corner of Le Roi
avenue and Davis street, iu Rosslund,
for a tire iu a building on Victoria
avenue, betwten Davis and Earl street.
The fire department made a qoiok run
to the scene of tbe fire. A hose had to
be stretched from the plug at Le Roi
avenue and Davis street to the burning
building, a distance of 1,600 feet. By
the time n stream was got on tbe
building it was in flames from basement to garret. The flames got so hot
that an uncompleted story nnd a half
cottage to the eaBt of the burning
building began to smoke and the
flames began to break out in spots here
and there. The water was turned on
to this and it wns, after considerable
effort, saved The burning bnildiug
was almost completely destroyed, only
a few blackened beams and posts being
left after the fire had been extinguished.
The building belonged to Mr. A. E. !
Sbarpin, and tho loss is probably |1,-
600. It conld not be learned this
morning, whether the loss will fall on
the contractor, who is ereoting this
and tbe adjoining building, or ou
Mr. Sharpiri. The oause of tbe fire is
unknown, but is preumed to ha/e beeu
of incendiary origin.
FATAL   ACCIDENT   IN   A   MINE.
Greenwood, Sept. 8.—A terrible ao-
cideut, with immediately fatal result
oocurred at Kim'ierly camp last Saturday evening, just as tbe men on the
Vancouver, owned by James Sutherland and J. W. Nelson, were going
off shift. A miner named David Condon had lighted the fuse for five shots
in the bottom of the shaft, some 80
feet deep, aud olimbed tbe ladder to
the top, when he missed a rung of the
ladder or slipped and fell to the bottom. Half a minute later the five
shots went off, and death was instantaneous. His neck was broken, probably by tbe fall, his jaw was broken,
and other injuries of a slighter nature
bad been sustained. It is wonderful
that ha was not shattered to pieces by
the rook aud explosion.
Yesterday Messrs. Sutherland and
Nelson, accompanied oy a deputy of
Mr. McMynn, of Midway, went up
to the camp tc investigate. No inquest
has been deemed necessary, and the
body was brought to tbe city to the
undertaking parlors, from whence the
interment waa made. The deceased
was ti years old and single, and has
worked for tome time in tne camps
about here, he was in tbe Last Chance
for quite a while and came here from
Rossland. It is understood that he
worked in Butte, Montana. He had
stated that he belonged to the Miners'
Union, but he hud no card nor was
thero anything to ehow his connection
with that association.
New York, Sept. 6.—Passengers
who arrived here on the Anchor line
steamship Oily of Rome from Glasgow yesterday, told of an exoiting experience tbey had on Thursday last off
the banks of Newfoundland, when
the vessel ran into an iceberg in a
dense fog, and bad a narrow esoape
f.om adding auother to the list .of
frightfnl disasters at s-ja. Tbe Oity of
Rome left Glasgow on Augnst 26 and
had a fair and uneventful voyage until
Thursday August 81, when early in tbe
day she ran into a thiok heavy fog.
Her speed was reduced to about nine
knots an boor and extra 'ookonts wero
posted. As the day wore on tbe air became cold, and, fearing icebergs u.ight
be the oause, Capt. Hugh Yonng and
several of his officers remained oon-
stantly on the bridge.' The entile
crew, were held in readiness for any
emergency, but no word of the anxiety of tbe ships officers ' reaching the
passengers, aud these in the first cabin
who ate at the first table were at -dinner when the collision occurred, at
about 5:50 o'clock. Oapt. Young'was
pacing the. bridge, occasionally* stopping to peer into the gloom,or to speak
to oue of the otlur offioers, and by his
direction one of tbem bad just signalled tbe engineer to slow downj still
more when tbe lookout on the starboard bow waved his hands and shouted, "Ice dead ahead, sirV Within a
second the bells were clanging In the
eugine room and the Oity of Rome waa
backing at fill speed. Meantime all
the officers except the captain had
spiung from the bridge and, in response to their orders, the orew were
taking tbeir posts at the boats and
elsewheie. When the' vessel struck
every man was in his place and the
boats were being made ready to drop
over ihe sides. AU this was done la a
few seconds and almost at the same
time there came a sharp qnick shook,
under wbioh the vessel reeled slightly
to port for a moment. There was a
crunching noise, the bow rose high in
the air and then dropped to the level
again as the City of Rome crushed
through and glaaoed aloiu the edge of
the iceberg, passed it and it disappeared in the fog. It was all over in a
minute and then Captain Young
sprang to the how and lowered him-
iiself from the chains to ascertain
what damage had been done. He reappeared in about two minutes and
shunted to the passengers, who now
orowded the decks, "No damage, no
danger." What he had found wus
that the bobstny hud been bent in and
the rigbt arm of tbe figure hend representing Julius Oeasar bad been broken
off. There was a scene of considerable
excitement in the cabin when the shock
of the collision occurred and it was
only prevented from becoming a panic
hy the coolness aud euergy of the ships
doctor, John K. Crawford, and other
officers, who finally succeeded iu
quieting tho fears of tbe passengers.
Several wu.iioii fainted, others became
hysterical, and a number of men and
women fell upon their knees in prayer.
There was also a new terror added
to the scene for a few minutes. A passenger who had acted queerly during
the voyage, and had, it is said, been
put under restraint, ran from his
stateroom and through tbe . -lUxm
wildly brandishing a knife. Within
ten or fifteen minutes, however, qniet
was fully restored, but many of the
ohssengers, the women especially, remained np all night, and some took
the precaution of providing themselves
with life preservers.
Capt. Young when asked about the
collision said: "We ran into a berg
in a fog, that's alxrat the whole of it.
The figure head was damaged and the
bobstuj was bent but tbere was no
other damage done that I know ot.
None of the plates were strained nor
was there an/ leakage as far as we
could see The ship is as tight now as
the day she waH built. We were going
at about nine knots an hour before we
saw the berg. When we saw the berg-
we were making about three knots aa
hour. We were backing at full speed
when we struok. We were iu latitude
18.30 north, and longitude 4K. 44 weBt
As to leakage, I know of none. The
ship is fit to go round the world now,
but we may employ a divrn- to make
sure that there has been no strain."
GERMAN   MINISTER DISMISSED.
Berlin,Sept.7. —It is said that Baron
Von Hamraestein-Lichstein, Minister
of Agi ion It ore, has been dismissed
from office in connection with the part
he took in regard to the canul bill.
TELEGRAPH TO  DAWSO.N
Vancouver, Sept. 7.—J. B. Charleston, superintendent of public workB and
telegraph construction in the Yukon,
with his staff arrived in Dawson on
the Kith >*f August, and stated that tbe
telegraph line was beiug pushed forward w th all possible haste. He expects to have the line struug and in
operation to DawBou by the middle of
October.
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A PROVINCE WITH A BLACK EYE
Now that the Transvaal troubles
are on, Mr. Lefroy, publisher of the
British Columbia Review, thinks this
would be "a splendid time for making
an effort to bring British capital to
Canada for mining purposes." This
was the opinion he expressed to The
Toronto Mail a few days ago No
doubt it would be a good time, and
has been a good time for the ninny
months those troubles have been acute.
It was thought that this Province
would take advantage of it, or, without any special effort, reap udvautago
from it. British capital became shy
of the Transvaal some time ago, and
quite of its own accord looked approvingly iu our direction. West Aus-
triala is developing large mineral resources, nnd naturally attracting a
good deal of attention in London,
whonoe it has received capital to tt
very considerable amonnt. But so far
from exhansting the Bupply it hns
barely taken enough to be noticeable,
uud millions remain eagerly seeking
investment that promises reasonable
jeturns. The fame of British Columbia as a mining region begun to spread,
aud there was every prospeot of a rush
of oapital to this Province at the beginning of the present season. We did
not require to make any specinl effort
to attract it, although if we had done
so we would have shown no more than
ordinary enterprise and prudence. We
weie content to rest on such reputation as our mines wero making for
themselves, and to leave that reputation to disoover itself   as best it could.
Even this, however, was too much
for our rulers and governors. If they
had let well enough alone, many mining properties throughout the Kootenay would lie tho soenes of activity
that are today as silent as a tomb.
That was the prospect at tho beginning of the seasou. It has been completely disappointed by the legislation
of last session. First there was discouragement in tho law that was passed to tie up the placer mines of the
Atlin legion, and this was followed
hy a law tbat seriously interfered
with every operating mine iu Southern British Columbia. Capital nt once
took alarm, and where there should
have been millions for development we
havo not received thousands. If our
legislators had exercised all their ingenuity to devise means to a paralyse the
mining industry of tbe Province, they
could not have been more successful
than they were with their Eight-Hour
low* Only n few mines have been
shut down entirely ; the great majority of thorn are still in operation; but
everywhere, whether the mines are
large or small, the industry has been
crippled. Instead of attracting British oapital, we have frightened it off,
For the protection of capital already
invested mines have been operated, but
under great disadvantages J no new
oapital, however, has sought investment, and ns a mining Held British
Columbia presents itself in the aspect
of a Province with u black eye. The
deplorable thin;; about it is that the
hlack eye has been inflicted by ourselves.
were to believe this story of the Lien- protection and preservation of its for- flock out of the country in hundreds.
tenant-Governor and his son, the sian-1 ests has become a matter of vital im-' Pretty residents they were! Tbey
dal of it would be so infinitely great- portance. That was recognised sev- . have gone out steadily since, until
er tbat Mr. Semli.i and bis affairs erol yeais ago by the older Piov- now it is the boast of the Unions that
wonld sink out of sight. If The iuces. iu which legislation to Ihat end the mines could not he worked even
Globe has reason   to   think that Lieu-1 has been  passed.    It has  been  re*-og-  if the increased pay were offered.   The
nised by the Dominion, whose Govern-1 mau who can flit as readily as this,
ment has established a bureau of for- and take himself off to the United
estry and appointed a diligent uu*l ' States on a day's notice because he
capable official to take charge of it. < cannot have his own way with the
The Dominion is u large owner of property of others, can hardly be call-
timber lands, and realises tha increas-  ed a resident.
tenant-Governor Mclnnes is conspiring
with his sen for the purpose it suggests, it should drop the Premier and
traiu its guns on Government House.
It must, at any rife, see thut an ap-
iieal to ihe patriotism of a man who
wonld use his father and his father's
position as n Lientextaut.Governor
to advance his own political fortunes
through the misfortunes of the coun
try is a waste of  good   intentions.
NOT ALL DEBIT.
A SINGULAR.   APPEAL.
One of the nioBt extraordinary appeals that has ever appeared in a newspaper is thut made by The Victoria
Globe to tho sou of the Lieutenant-
Governor. The Globe declares that
tho father consults the son in all matters pertaining to the duties of his
high office: that in all things he is influenced by his son; that, in sho-t, it
is tbe son who is Lieutenant-Governor,
and not. tbe father. It goes on to say
there is a widespread conviction
thut the father is prolonging the present Ministerial crisis in order to turn
it to tbe advantage of his sou. The
appeal is that the son shall sacrifice his
personal ambition to the good of tbe
Province, and advise his father to put
an end to the existing state of things
by dismissing the Semlin Government.
We cannot bnt br.pe that The
Globe is mistaken. We cannot
gather tbat among the people at
large tbere is much respect for or confidence in the person whom a curious
fortune bas given us as Lieutenant-
Governor, but it is difficult to believe
that he is employing his position to
traffic in the brawls of the political
parties for the benefit of himself or his
family. The continuance iu office of
a Government that has notoriously
olst the ooufldenoe of  the  Legislature
It is claimed that the Liberals have
not redeemed their financial promises—
their promifl's of economy. For example, they iiad been contending for years
that the pe.iple had been too highly
taxed; insteat of reducing taxation
they have increased it by six millons or
so, They promised 10 reduce the annual ex enditure, which they said was
much greater than the circumstances
of the country required nr would justify; they have run it up from about
fort} two millions to somewhere in
the neighborhood of fifty millions.
They said Ihe public debt wus increasing at au alarming rate, and ought to
be diminished; they have added six
millions and a halt to it during their
three years of olliee. They advocated
the abolition of railway subsidies,
which they declared to be extravagant
and corrupting; lust session alone they
voted $1,(100,000 for the Driimniond
County railway, male the country liable for $140,000 annually to t*e paid to
tho Grand Trunk, nnd appropriated
ov,;r six millions in aid of railway undertakings all  over the country.
This is what may he called the financial indictment. There are other
indictments, but they need not be
considered now. AH Conservatives
join in decluring that the indictment
is u true oue; the great mass of the
independent element support the Con
servntives, and a respectable minority of Liberals feel obliged to confess
that tbo Government Have not kept
faith with the country. Only the or
guns and the party-utany-price Liberals deny the chu-ge and make any
effort to defend themselves   against it.
The weight of evidence is distinctly
against Ihe men who have the control
at Ottawa. Instead of practising,economy, as they promised I hoy would do,
they have added to the public bur lens.
But there is something to be said in
their favor. It is not all debit, 'lliey
may have increased the general taxa
tion by six millions, the public debt
by as much more, the annual expenditure by eight or tuu, and instead of
refusing railway snbsldiea have continued und enormously increased them;
but they have mucin a saving hy trans
forming a quantity of three cent postage stamps into twos. Last January
the new two-cent rats came into
effeot. At that lime there were several thousand sheets of threes still on
hand, costing probably as much as
one hundred dollars for work aud material. These men who have been
wasting by the millions at thu bung
hole have saved at the spigot by huv-
ing these sheets run through a printing
press and marked in black letters,
"two cents," thus making i> possible
to utilize the sheets of threes that
would otherwise have been wa-ted.
That is economy for yon. By this
brilliant stroke the country must have
been saved a hundred dollars at least,
perhaps more. It gives a die ip appearance to our postage stamps, and is
apt to provoke unpleasant suggestions
in the minds of foreigners; but it is
an example of economy, and beoanse
of its rarity is to be prized We could
wish it had been a little more respectable iu character, for iu affixing one
of these stamps to u letter intended for
foreign parts it is too much like going
into company with a patch on the rear
side of one's tron-eis; bnt as it appears to be the best the men nt Ottawa
can do we must accept aud applaud
And, besides, just think of the bankruptcy that might he stnring us in the
face if Mr. Molook had sent thos-.i superceded Sheets to the furnace or rag
heap.       	
PRESERVE  THE FORESTS.
The Kaslo Board of Trade lias put
the entire Province under obligation
to it. We have to wait to see what influence its memorial will have, but
the fact that one bus been drufied and
sent to the Government is much to its
credit, and it can now await the
issue with the consciousness of knowing that what it could do it has done.
That is more than all -Boards of
Trade can say. We refer to a memorial addressed to the Minister of Lands
and Works, strongly urging that the
Government sluuild make the fullest
possible provision against forest   fires.
ing value of them ; it realises also the
necessity of protecting as well as it
can tbe timber wealth of the country
against the ruinous wssfe to which
it has beeu exposed. Nowhere is that
necessity greater thnn in Biitish Co-
lunibij. Today wo may not bs able
to appreciate the worth of our forests,
but in the lifetime of our children not
a stick of timber in valley or on mountain throughout tho vast region of our
Piovince but will have its value. The
wise man looks forwiud to this, and
is anxious that measures should betaken to roup the fnll   advantage of it.
Thai is what the Kaslo Board of
Trade desires lo see done. Its members have personal knowledge of the
waste that is going on through neglect to provide against forest fires.
Every year they witness the destruction of wealth, that is all the nitre
lamentable because in many instances
it might have bean avoided. That destruction is caused through carelessness, some of it so culpable us to deserve exemplary punishment. They
have known tires to be Btnrted by
men who desired to clear off a slope
for prospecting. Carelessness in guarding against their spreading has resulted in great loss. Others have originated in camp fires of meu employed
by the Government on public works.
In a dozen otbei ways, all attended
with tne usual carelessness, fires
have beeu started that havo caused loss
that it is impossible to estimate.
There is a law tbst is supposed to
guard against these, but it is inefficient. It is inadequate in its provisions,
and no intelligent effort is made to enforce it, Only a Bbort time ugo a fire
destroyed much valuable timber growth
only a mile or two out of Nelson, and we have never heard of
the first step or any step being
taken to discover the ovigiu of
it, which was easy to do. and to punish tile offenders. The memorial of tlu
Kaslo Botird of Trade is u request thut
a little moie purpose and earnestness
he put into the law and its opera'ion
The Governnient can improve on existing conditions, and they are asaed to
do it. That improvement is not only
desirable but nouessary, if we aro to
preserve the forests of the Province
from further destruction. In bringing
the matter to the attention of the Government tho Kaslo Board cf Trade has
done a good work, and that it may
bear fruit will be tho earnest wish of
every citizen of British Columbia who
accustoms himself to see beyond the
end of his nose and who feels a concern for the welfare of the future.
A PRETTY RESIDENT, HE !
The Mining Record is not impressed
with the arguments of the Union
champions, who piofess to hold that
the working miner ia eutitlerl to extra
pay because of tho supposed richness
of the mines of the country, and further that, he deserves greater consideration as a resident than the alien shne-
holder. To this piece of stupidity
The Mining Record vouchsafes a leply.
It was scarcely needed, for it is doubt*
fill if even those who put it forwiud
have tho least respect for it. A densely
ignorant person may be imposed upon
by it; but there, are degrees of ignor-
unco which it would be hopeless to
assail, ami belief iu this species of confiscation would be one of them.
In the course of its remarks our contemporary says: "It iH asserted that
the working miner, who suddenly
and quite unwarrantably strikes because mine-owners refuse to pay him
the same wage for eight hours as for
ton, is entitled to more consideration
than the alien shareholder who has
risked his money and iu the majority
f cases, as yet, has g.it nothing in return. The alien shareholder is very
likely to-come to Ihe coin lusioii that
if that is the opinion of the country
they call do without him Altogether.
In such an event miner's unions would
be quite us  useless and  certainly nn
mole ornaments] than the abandoned
and rusting machinery whose wheels
they had boon iustruiueulal iu slopping."
The alien shareholder in this case
includes the British shareholder, although it sounds oddly lo hear a British subject, ranked as un alien in Canada. -But whether British or other, it
is obvious Ihat without the alien we
oaiinot have the capital. And without
the capital there can be no mining.
In quarrelling wfth the alien, therefor
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
It rejoices The Columbian to think
that the Government is iu no great
danger. We do not know what its
oonceplion of danger is, although in
this case w.* understand it to mean
that the life of the Government is
not in jeopardy. If it has been duly
commissioned as an organ, it should
have somo knowledge of the plans
aud views entertained bv Ministers.
Assuming ihat it is inspire!, we infer
from its remark that the Government.
will not expose itself to the assaults of
the enemy. It is securely entrenched,
and declines to come out into the open.
There arc six months yet to run before
the Legislature need meet, and during
that period the Government is beyond
the reach of those who are waiting to
rend it. All tbat is necessary is to
abide quietly as it is, and tho Government is safe beyond purudventure until
the requirements of the constitution
compel the assembling of the Legislature. In saying, therefore, that the
Governnient is in no danger it doubtless menus that it has retired into its
bole and intends to remain there.
That would be all very well and
very simple if the personal wishes or
expectations of the Ministers were
alone to be considered. In this case
however, there is something else, and
that is tbe fact, patent beyond the
possibility of misconception, that the
Government no longer enjoys the Confidence of the Legislature. That is a
condition which introduces other considerations. It is conceivable that
members of a discredi'ed Government
might desire to remain in office indefinitely. But something more than their
wishes have to he regarded. A Government tbat has lost the confidence of the Legislature is presumed to have also lost the confidence of tho oountry, and in that
ense it iB expected to take itself off or
to be driven off. Audit iB the doty
of the Lieutenant-Governor to see this
done, Among the supporters of the
Semlin Government iu the Legislature
there have been sufficient open defections to leave it in a minority. The
matter is not one for speculation ; it
has beeu made patent by the declaration of members themselves. It is so
patentjthat the Lieutenant-Governor
cannot refuse to take action in respect
to it, withont virtually proclaiming
himself a partisan.
We cannot bnt suppose that the full
meaning of the situation is within
the comprehension of The Columbian,
and we are, therefore, face to face with
tbo rather startling suggestion that
Ministers are counting on the sympathy of the Lieutenant-Governor and
will remain in office until the last bell
rings. The Inst bell in this case will
be the extreme limit of tbe Legislative
recess. They are in no danger, he-
cause the Lieutenant-Governor is with
them. That is a fair inference to be
drawn from The Columbian's remark.
If a misrepresentation of its position,
it can eusilv disavow it. But as it
stands we take it to mean that the
Lieutenant-Governor will ignore the
very patent evidence that the Government has loBt its majority, and will
not insist ou an early session of the
Legislature in ord»r that a summary
period may be put to a sitoution of
grave political unrest
MISSTATING THE ISSUE.
Mr. Ralph Smith, n member of the
British Columbia Legislature, is described as "the recognised lender of
Organised labor" in this Province. If
the report of his speech delivered at
Rossland ou Labor Day is to be taken
as tho maesiire of his ability and his
honesty, organised labor in this Province might easily havo  a more credit-
jb!e representative.    Ho emitted a
great deal of very cheap und stale stuff,
hut our present interest is more with
the lamentable lack of candor displayed
in dealing with the Eight-Hour law.
Throughout bis remarks be treated it
ns if it, and what he was pleased to
regard us the principle underlying it,
consiituted the entire issue between
the mine owners and the mine workers
This branch nf his subject was introduced with the remiirk th-it when organised labor expressed a disposition,
for eight hours the iperntnrs ought to
havo yielded gracefully, remembering
that tho principle ivn- already established. If the gentleman hud made
himself familiar with the proceedings
of a convention of the Miners' Federa:
tion of Warwickshire,'England, tpMoor
it is so obvious on many others. Where
he cannot be ignorant, and most be
dishonest, is in speaking of the expressed disposition of organised labor
in this Province for an eight-hour
day. So little was this disposition expressed thi.t organised labor in the Slo-
oan did not know that such a law was
contemplated; did not know that the
Legislature had any thought of dealing
with it until several days utter it h-.-.d
been pissed. So little was it expressed that the mine owners were kepi
in ignorance of the intention, nd
had no opportunity to put in a word
for their side of the question. Like
thieves in the ni^ht. some members of
the Legislature, of whom Mr. Ralph
Smith was one, stole in with their
measure and smuggled it through. It
was l11 done bo stealthily that it was
several weeks before it became generally known the law had been passed,
and no one was more ignoraut of its
passage or surprised at it tban the
miners themselves. So much for that
fabrication,
The issue in not over the law itself.
If introduced openly in the face of
day, there would probably have beeu
no objection from many of the mine
owners. What they object to is the
most unjust attempt of the labor lead
ers to force them to pay a ten-hour
wage foi an eight-honr day. With
their pistols at the heads of the mine
owners, those leaders have attempted
to rob them of twenty per cent, of the
amonnt of theii pay roll. That is the
issue, as Mr. cvalph Smith doubtless
knows but is too dishonest to   niscuss.
It may be trne that there nre no new-
things under the sun, but there are
occasionally Bomo very surprising
ones. An example of the latter is
suggestion that Mr, Haultain, Premier and Attorney-General of the Re
gina Government, shonld bo made
leader of the Conservative party of the
Dominion. The suggestion is seri
ously endorsed by The Edmonton Bui
letiu, whose editor, Mr. Oliver, knows
Mr. Haultain well and who is also a
good judge of character and ability.
The surprise is that the material for a
Dominion leader has been lying unsuspected among those modest Territorial
politicians, who go about their affairs
without attracting tbo least attention
from the outside. It has beeu known
that Mr. Haultain was doing himself
erHrtit in tho sphere so far assigned
him, but few, we imagine, had any
idea that he possessed those Qualities
that would fit him to take the lead in
Iho wider, moie unerous, and more
responsible arena at Ottawa.
Tbe Allans have added a new ship
to their fleet, the Bavarian, recently
launched. Tlu Liverpool Post publishes a long description of the vessel
tngether with n report of a luncheon
given in celebration of the event. The
Bavarian is n passenger boat, but with
generous freight capacity. She is good
for an average speed of seventeen
knots, which will send her from Livei
pool to Ojnebeo in somothiug leas than
six days. This is uot up to tbe requirements of a fast service, but, us
her builder said at tbe luncheon, if
Canada wants more let her pay for it,
and the Allans will supply what is do
manded. tt is thought over here that
three-quarters of a million a year for
twenty years is pretty good pay, nnd
the Allans might do worse than fulfill
the conditions for earning it. Perhaps with the Bavarian tbey may induce Mr Mulook to restore the mail
contract recently takeu from them and
given to a slower line.
we qnairel witb our own bread and
No more valuable publio service could ibutttr, if course of conduct that has
be performed by a Board of Trade. It ibeeir regni'ded'as'idiotic since those re-
may be that Ministers will ignore, it,j-'iuotc days when-reason Was supposed
and do  nothing, but  that will lie ;.the] to have dawned'on  man.    But in any
fault, not of those Kaslo gentlemen icaso. why- should the country regard : three weeks ngo, be would know somo
who have moved in the matter, but ujN tbeyniuer with- mtire affeciion or con- thing of tho lamentations made oyer
the Government who will prove .by; ,sidcrati(m,than the shareholder? The the fact that neither party in the Brit-
their inaction that tbey are uidiffer- .shareholder is -nonnore an alien than ish Parliament would recognise the
ent to tbe public interestvor,bavo not the. miner is.' Tho Eight-Hour law principle by snpportiug an eight-hour
the intelligence to appreoiate'it. A        vyas not in-force twehty-four hours be-  dtiy.    We can overlook  his  iguorauoe
When The Columbian, of New West
minster, abandoned its contention that
the now century would begin on the
lBt of January, 1000, the whole world
realised that the controversy was settled in favor of 1001, But that did not
ond the perplexities, by any n eans
Another and most vexations one has
arisen in Germany. We have been accustomed to abbreviations, such as '8-1,
'8(1, '!)!); what shall be the abbreviation for 1000? The Courts have already
declared that it cannot be '00, for cyphers mean nothing. But the P6st-
Offloo is loss strict, and is willing to
concede that '00 may do. This may
not be wholly conscientious, for it is
admitted in onnnootion with it that
otherwise it would be nocossary to alter all tho slumping apparatus used in
the postal service throughout the Empire. Bringing the matter home to
ourselves, a paper oxpresseses the belief
that Mr. Mnlnnk "will deal with this
as with .other matters in a manner calculated to give entire satisfaction,"
We do not know whut Mr. Mulock
can do, or that no'has any authority to
do anything. He does not make our
Iuwb. or even establish our customs.
And as there is no law to make 09
liioju 18(19, so there is ho law to Bay
that.'00 shall nit le, understood to
'ineon 10C0.    ' .
which nothing bad been heard was
sprung upon the country. It needs no
trial, for the good reason that all know
exactly what it is and what it was
meaut t.i accomplish. It robs the mine
owners of twenty per cent. r,f their
production, without adding aoytbing
to the gains nf tbe mine workers. If
the lutt* r weie mane richer by the
mine owners' loss something could be
said for the law, if only from the
standpoint of the highwayman ; but all
that is accomplished hy it is to reduce
prod ic ni *n give 'lie ni ue work-
e      w • ou    hi i lieue-.-
liefer) inn to Mr. Macphcison mid
the recent interview had with him,
The Victoria Times* says: "We know
that he is not the ouly supporter of
the n ■ 'ti. n v - pre uie I lo
* io ori cipl     ■ ran a* the ne'-*
f a severance ot party relations."
Ibis has particular reference to the
statement that the Guvern'i'out was expected to iiitroduo legislation at the
next session which Mr. Macplerson
would not support. The Times would
appear to have some knowledge of tho
intention, and of the dissatisfaction
felt with it by other supporters of tbe
Government, There is the "risk of
a severance of party relations" in more
than one quarter, Truly the Ministerialists are a happy family. Was thero
ever such a jumble, such a hopelessly
mixed up political situation, since
the world began? And through it all
His Honor sita placidly twirling his
thumbs, or is he endeavoring to figure
out what there is in it for himself?
The Empire, Loudon, claims to be
"the recognised organ of Greater Britain," and to support the claim devotes
the most of its thought and space to
Colonial affairs. A Canadian department is u permanent feature. In the
current issue there ia u paragraph on
Canadian tobacco, which it says is
chiefly cultivated by "the French in
the Province of Ontario," although
lateiy the "farmers in the Dominion
counties of Essex and Kent" have
taken to it. Wo are afraid that outside its own office The Empire will
not bo recognised as an organ of Greater Britain until it displays a better
knowledge of the physical and politi-
cal geography of the colouies than is
indicated here.
The Kaslo Board of Trade is busy
these days. In addition to tho memor-
u.l respecting forest flies to whioh reference is made elsewhere on this page,
it is engaged in piokng a bone with
the Minister of Marine at Ottawa.
And, as in the other case, it has right
aud reason ou its side. Last Jnly the
Kaslo boats were ordered to report at
Nelson for inspection. Tbe gentlemen
of the Board of Trade bolieve that it
is much easier for the inspector to go
to the boats than for the boats to go to
the inspector, an opiuion which will
aopeul to most persons as au eminently
sensible oue. Therefore thev ask Sir
Louie Dsvies to oroer his inspector to
visit Kaslo, and thus save boat owners
ihe *-'0, $30, or $40 expense which
would be incurred in each instance if
they have to wait on His High Mightiness at Nelsou. There should be no
doubt as to the reception the Minister
will give this request.
The accuraoy of The Colonist's interview with Mr. Maophersou is disputed. Mr Mucpherson declares in a letter that be did not Bay tbe things attributed to bini; the correspondent
v ho took notes of the interview makes
affidavit that the report is substantially
correct in every particular. We are
disposed to believe thecorrespondent,
whilo at the same time maintaining
that it does not matter a pinch of snuff
ivbut Mr. Machporsoii said, or may
say, or thinks, or believes. He is a
very ordinary person, nnd by no
means the kind of one around whom
would oi litre a political crisis. He will
never make or unmake a Government.
The Victoria Globe hits him off happily when it says that he de.'ires to
be understood us opposing tho Government, bnt wants to keep the fact quiet
for n time. If it will afford the gentleman the least satisfaction, we hope
he will keep it so piofoundly qoiot
that no one will ever hear of it until
it goes off of itself.
NELSON ll,
.T, IRON *
W WORKS
NELSON,, B. C.
Iron anil Brunt fainting* or Every Deserln
lion.   Hrpalra  and   Jobbing
832 A griXIALTY.
is a grave pnblic  soandal; bnt  ifwej  The time has oome in Canada when the fore the miners- of the Slocan began to' on this point,   however,   especially as
It ia said that the Eight-Hour law
should be given a fair trial. It would
he more to the poipt if it were said
that the law should have been given
fair, open consideration before it was
jia'Bsed. There is nothing uow to try;
there was much that was open to doubt
and disjossiou while tbe matter, was
still in abeyance But a thin House
and scheming Ministers preferred a
surreptitious   oourse,  and a   law for
JOHN  HIRSCH,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Office:
NELSON   AND   ROHBLAND. B. O.
141
JOHN McLATGHIE
Dominion and
ProvinciaK"j>
Land Surveyor.
469
NELSON, B C.
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■'. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 1899
FOUR NEW BLOCKS
MOEE   BUILDINGS  10 GO  UP ON
BAIilR  STREET.
Lots Now Vacant Will Have Handsome
Blocks Erected On 7 hem Before
the Snow Fulls.
And still more blocks for Baker
street When the six already under
construction are completed Baker street
will be the hes eguirped business
street in the Kootenays, but when the
four others that ure certain uud a fifth
that has been praotically decided on,
are up, Nelscn'B maiu thoroughfare
will compare favorably with any in
Eastern towns much larger than the
tjneen City of the Kootenays.
Yesterday Dr. Hall bought thn va-
oant lot next to the Vienna, Bakery
for $.1,000 rami), from Mr W. H. Dowsing, and will immediately commence
the erection of a brick and stone block.
It is understood that a teuuaut has
already been found for the gronnd
floor. Aid. Beer has one of the opposite lots between Hall street and the
Queeu's hotel and will er.'Ot a handsome stone and brick block on it.
Mr. A. E. Hodgins will also shortly
commence J the erection of a block on
bis property at the corner of Kooteuay
and Baker streets There is a deal
now [ pending for the purchase from
Dr. LaBau of his lot next to A'd.
Beer's on Baker street second from the
Queen's hotel. Whether or not the
deal^goes through a block will lie
erected for Dr. LaBan intends to build
if tho^would bsjjpnrohaseis do uot see
bis figures, and if the deal is consummated the new owners will build. So
there is no doubt but thut four brick
blocks nre to ho added to those that
have already been announced. The
Nelson white marble will undoubtedly
be used in all the blocks which giia
rautees that tbey will be very handsome. The block which The Miner announced Bomo time ago would be
erected nt the corner of Baker und
Ward streets whore Mills & Lott's
fruit store now is, will be proci edeil
with next spring.
Work on the blockB now under construction is proceeding rapidly. The
Maloue & Trogilus bnilding will be
ready for oneupuuey shortly. The
Houston block is progressing rapidly.
and it is becoming more evident every
day that, it will be one of Ihe hail i-
soaicst buildings in the Province.
The loo 1 pressed brick and «hit* in r-
ble are being used with great intis ie
taste. Tbt foundation for the Hnrus
blcck is completed and work on the superstructure will lommciice nest week.
Mr. Madden i-i balling for lenders
and ia all ready to go ahead rb soon as
the leases of the tenants in the present
buildings expire. The luick wall-* ol
the Hudson's Bay Co. bulildiua are
almost completed, The iron pillars in
the front were placed in position yts-
terduy. The new Bank of Mintreal
still diass along us all the material
has not yet be til reoived Thefonndu
tion for the registry office on Vernon
street is completed and Ihe rest ot
the work will be rushed forward I'
is impossible 11 keep track of all the
residences that are Buringing up iu
very direction. In nil parts of the
City and in Bogusiowii tbe sound of
tho hammer is very much in evidenoe,
Taking into account the tramway,
gas plant, sampler, civic works and all
the buildings it has been esitmated
that hulf a million dollars have le'n
spent iu permanent improvements in
Nelson this mimimr. This expenditure
has kept things moving here, when
all other towns have suffered from the
closing down of the mines. Thero is
enough building yet to go on to make
it a lively fall, but the construction
of the C. P. R. from Nelson to Balfour- will add to the prosperity of Ihe
Oity. Within the next two weeks this
work will be under way.
He and Frank Fitch were visiting tbe
Neosba claim, three miles from Aius-
worth.and on the path met three hears,
one large one, and two smaller ones,
the latter probably being last year's
onbs. Fitch had a doublo barrelled gun
but deemed discretion the better part
of valor and gave a splendid exhibition
of how fast a man can climb a tree
when there is a hear btihrud him. McLeod did not thiuk the animals would
trouble him as they are generally inoffensive at this time of the year but
he made a very serious mistake.
The big hear behaved in au extraordinary manner and had nothing serious ocenrred it would have struck boib
the men as bein^ very ludicrous.
The beur seeme*. to be on very good
terms with herself and evidently made
up her mind to have some fun. Before
McLeod could roach a olace of safety
the big bear knocked bim down with
such force that ho was partially
stunned. Then she commeuced a
Mieeies of war dance around her vic-
ime, keeping her legs stiff and jumping up and down like a Ducking bronco. Every time McLeod moved she
would pounce upon him and bite bim
and then commence lo dance again.
Mel .mi. i made one oi two desperate
attempts to escape hut the bear was as
watchful ai a cut wilh a mouse and
every move meant tresh injuries for
the unfortuuatc man. At last he saw
only ono chance of saving his life. He
had reached u log in his struggles and
lay down beside it as clo-e as he could
squeeze himB**lf and remained perfectly
still. The bear watched him for a
while, then pawed him roughly but as
there was no movement she started
off and, joined by her two companions,
who bail taken only a passive interest
in the affair, disappeared into the
woods. Aid was i-ecnred and McLeod
was conveyed fo Ainswortb, and fiom
thero to the hospital nt Kaslo, which
he reached Sunday. One leg is badly
lacerated from the knee down aud one
shoulder severely i-mashed and chewed
up. He is suffering severely but if
blood portioning does not set in he
should speedily recover.
ANOTHER BIG   CONCERN.
An English Syndicate  Will   Buy  Up
All Kooteuay Sawmills.
The sawmill interests of West
Kooteuay aud the Boundary country
nre still struggling with the question
of amalgamation. Several meetings
have been held to tiring this about and
satisfactory progress is being made.
Last night representatives of the companies met at the Phair hotel and further progress was made. The meeting
was adjourned until 10 o'clock this
morning when negotiations will be
oontinned.
Amalgamation will be effected
through tbe formation of a joint stook
company; a valuation of the plant aud
property of each company will be made
and stock fo that amount paid to the
company. It is the question of valuation that the meetings at the Phair are
settling. There wore present lust
night, Charles Hillyer, president of the
Nelson Saw and Planing Mill; G. O.
Buchanan,nf the Kootenay Lake mill;
Louis Blue, of Rossland; Mr. Skhn-
merhorn.of Pilot Bay; JumeB I'oupoie,
of Gennelle & Co. ; besides proxies
for all other mills in the districts.
Since the efforts to effect amalgamation were inaugurated n new and interesting feature has become in evidenoe. A large syndicate, presumably
of English capitalists, will step in as
soon at the local men complete organization, and buy up all the Btook, thare-
by obtaining control of tbe sawmill interests of tho Interior. It is thought
that C. H. Mackintosh, of Kossland, is
at the head of the syndioate that intends to secure this monopoly.
SUSPECTED ARSON.
Oravo Charge Laid   Against Two Men
at Cascade on Saturday.
Tho oities in the Boundary Creek
district are in commotion owing to
certain charges of incendiarism which
havo been laid against two men in
Oasoadn, It will be remembered that
last July the Columbia Hotel was
burnt down and that tho origin of
the fire was a mystery. On Saturday
two men named Charles Mullen and
Hone-1 Cameron were cnarged before
Judge Spinks at Cascade with having
set tire to the Columbia Hotel. Tbe
evidence wus of a sensational character
i id tended to connect the fire witb
the rivalry betweeu Grand Forks
a,id Colombia and to implicate provnl
uent Grand Folks citizens with the
recent iuoendiary fires which destroyed
liolcls ill Columbia und Greenwood.
Cameron coufesssd that he lm"dle-i
iioO, which he said was paid by him
to Mullen, who hired miother man
for 8100 to set fire to the Columbia Ho
tel. Mullen, Came.-oii states, procured
the fuse and a gallon of alcohol and
placed them in the hotel office, whence
they wei-e tl be taken by tho man who
was emuioyed lo start the blaze.
A man named Hose, it is alleged,
was paid $l!lo for the job, but gave the
nioiiev back and left Graud Forks be-
foie tho fire conime.iced. Came.on then
undertook tbe work.
John Wnttso-i, bartender at the Yale
Hotel said Koau warned him that the
file would occui-. Wattson also said
that on Tuesday following the fire
Cameron begged a drink in the morning while in the afternoon Cameron
aiis with Mullen ana John A. Manly,
ex-mayor of Grand Forks, and manager of the Yale Hotel, and Cameron
displayed fully $200 and was spending
money freely.
Tbe ev idence given alleged thai
Roie, Cameron und Wattson lo-operut
ed with each other. Rose said that
Mullen first suggested that thev should
take a room in the Hotel Columbia,
sitrrate it with alcohol, pour a quantity into an open bnsiu and let a short
caudle burn down to it.
Mr. W. A. Macdouald, CJ. O., left
this morning for Graud Forks as some
clients of his are interested in the pro
ceedings. Further seusationali (level
opments uud arrests are expeoted.
LABOR DAY AT ROSSLAND.
test, both teams slipping in the greasy
mud. The Nelson boys could uot bold
tbeir feet at all and the Rosslaud team
proved eaBy winners. They might
have won anyway—but again the rain
provides a good excuse. It was not
a fair test of speed. Two wheelmen
contested in two bioycle races and each
won one, thereby securing the handsome prizes und any amount of mud.
The Nelson baseball team cime up to
play on Sunday und Monday but neither game took place—all on account of
the rain. Tbe Nelsou contingent,
which filled three railway coaches, did
not have an evening train as the Rossland contingent had when Nelson celebrated, so bad to leave for home in tho
middle of the afternoon. A few more
events took place before evening but
the bulk of the sports were left over
till tomorrow when the hoiso races and
drilling contests tako  place.
Manufacturers of
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FATAL ACCIDENT   AT TRAIL.
John Archibald Fell Forty Feet From
a Scaffold.
Trail, Sept. 4 —(Special)—John
Archibald, a carpenter employed by the
Trail smelter, ascended a scaffold at
tbe smelter yesterday to get some tools.
Tho scaffold is twelve feet wide, but
n some manner Archibald fell off and
s ruck the hard slag forty feet below.
When found it was ascertained that
both his legs, one hip nnd several ribs
were broken and internal injuries reoeived. Ho was taken lo the hospital
but lived only four bourn,having partly
regained consciousness meanwhile.
Deceased was a single man and has resided in Trail for some years. He was
subject to epileptic fits and it is surmised that tie was suffering from one
when he fell.
INJURED BY   A BEAR.
Serious    Acoident   to   Alex.   McLeod
Near Ainswurtli.
Word was received in the City yesterday that Alex. McLeod, a well
kifqwii mining man. had a vory narrow esoape from death on'Saturday ou
aocount of an encounter with a bear.
ONE MONTH ENOUGH.
A little over one month of married
life was sufficient for Margaret Chambers from whom her husband, William
H, was granted a divorce hy Judge
Prather, of Spokane, last week. Chambers alleged that he and his wife were
married at Trail, B. C., in April,
I Kin, and that iu the following June
his wife, without just caused or provocation, left him, and ban since remained away, all of which was without bis wishes or consent. He doesn't
know where she is now, but the last
he heard of her she was in California.
LOCAL  AjND PERSONAL
Heavy Ilains Interfered With the Bip
Celebration.
Rossland, Sept. 4. —(Special)—Low
hanging clouds and inoesBant rain in
the morning put a damper on Ross
hind's Labor Day oelebration which
ooinmeuced today. There were a large
numbers of visitors in town, all the
miners coming down from the mines
on the surrounding hills and eaoh ad
jaoent town sending its quota of visitors. But it rained and spoilod every
thing. There were no decorations, no
baseball match, no Union procession
no trades parade,— "nonothing." Nel
son's last Dominion Day celebration
was held np as a model for the Kossland committee to work on but it was
eaBily seen, and generally admitted by
fair minded Rossland people, that had
the weather been as fine as oould be
imagined the celebration could not
have been compared witb the splendid
success that Nelson achieved. To
start with the local committee had little more than half the money that was
raised in Nelson aud there was by no
means the same general interest taken
in the day's spoit. Rivalry between
the two committees, those of the citizens and of the Unions, contributed to
tbis state, of affairs as each seemed desirous of being the "whole show."
Perhaps it Was a good thing it rained
—it, provides an excellent exouse for
any defloieucy that might be apparent.
; ; As it rained all morning none of tbe
events on the programme were carried
out. Mot the clouds broke about two
o'olook and efforts were made to get
the ball rolling. The hose reel raae
took place,   It was a decidedly wet
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A scheme is on tha tapis for the
erection of publio baths including a
large swimming bath in Nelson. Thj
pioneers of this praiseworthy object
have not yet selected a suitable  site.
The Muur's dispatches this morning
state that Editor Suctianiovict of the
Odkkeuzzu was charged with high
tieason at Belgrade. One would suspect he was charged with soda   water.
Mr. John A. Turner says that he
hns no intention whatever of seeking
parliamentary honors. As soon as
his resignation is accepted he intends
leaving for London where he has business which wilt detail! him there for a
considerable time.
Owing to tbo delay in making Ihe
electric light connections the Roman
Cutholic church will not be opened until early in October. Tho choir are
making great prigress and the opening service will be one of the musical
events of the year in Nelson.
The steamer International will make
a special trip to Nelson next Saturday
for tbe Dan Oodfrey Baud every concert and will return after the performance. A block of seventy-five seats
were sold to Kaslo people yesterday.
The band in meeting with great success at the Coust.
August was a very wet month. Mr.
Harris, the meteorolog.csl observer,
reports that the rainfall for the month
amounted to 8.68 inches. The maximum f.jr August was 85 degree) and
the minimum 80, which shows that
AutUBt was not as warm as it was wet.
The weather clerk made a fairly guo*i
attempt at redeeming himself yesterday and *f he keeps it up September
may be a good month.
A memorandum book, was found
floating iu the lake this week and
left at The Miner office. Judging by
the cards and writing in it it is the
properly of Eugene Kosciihtal. who
was a Red Cross man with the American troops in the Philippines. There
are names and addresses of scores of
soldiets in it, and many notes that
may be vnluable to the owner. If any
reader of The Miner knows Mr. Ros-
enhlal it might be well to inform him
that the hook is at this office.
(From Sunday's Daily)
James A. Mncdnnell baa secured a
oontr* ct on the Rainy River road being constructed by Mann & McKen/.ie
aud has left for Ihe East to look after it
The sawmill men finished their con
ference at the Phair yesterday. It is
very probable tbat an amalgamation of
then- interests may be effected. In
this event the English company will
buy up the stock and all the the sawmill interests of the country will pass
into their hands. LJj|'j
Evervone seems to expect a Provincial elrction soon. Slocan politicians
are already discussing this contingency
and it is more thsn probable that Mr.
Win. Hunter, the most prominent
merchant iu tho district, will be the
candidate in Opposition to the present
member, Mr. R.~ H.  Green.
Mr O. D. J. Christie has moved   hie
office from the Aberdeen   Block to  the
building four doors west of tho Douiin
ion  Express  office.     The.ie    premises
were recently occupied  by J. Macdon
aid of the Palaco Fruit Stoie. Mr. Mac
donald lies    moved   into the   premises
recently ocoupied by Mills and Lott.
(From Tuesday's Daily!
The new floating dock for the C. P,
R.   wharf at Kaslo is now   completed.
Owing to the prolonged rains the
directors of the Kamloops Agricultural
Association have deoided to postpone
the exhibition until October 11, 12 and
18. The original dates were Sept 20,
21 and 22.
Mrs Bruce White returned to Nelson
yesterday after  having spent the sum
mer at her former home iu Boston.
She was accompanied by her brother
Mr. J. Fellows. Mr. Bruce White
met tbem at Kevelsroke.
The Nelson Laundry has moved its
headquarters from Baker street to the
new bnilding, opposite Mr. Malone-'
residence, on Water street. Au nps
town office will be opened in E. Sut-
ciiffe's barber shop.
Ferr.ie is a growing town The
Free Press of that town gives ihe following public school statistics: Pupils
enrolled, 101 ; greatest number enrolled
in one day, 08; days school wa" in
session, fi: total actual attendance,
400; doily average attendance, 00.0,
Labor Day wns not generally ob»erv-
od iu Nelsou yesterday. Some stores
were closed and work on some of the
blocks discontinued, but the wretched
weather made it a poor day for a holiday. A large number went to Robs |
land, but it was wet there also and .
they did not have much fun.
Yet another lawyer is lo le added to
the legal list of  Nelson.    Mr     A.    A. I
Stewart will today open   his office   iu .
the rooms lately   tenanted   by Mr.   O. I
D. J. Christ'C.  Mr. Stewart is an English barrister who has  recently  qualified for practice in British   Colnmbia.
He has worked   wiili Mr.   Cassidy   at
Victoria and with   Messrs. Fulton and
Ward, at Kamloops.
The Nelson people who attended the
celebration at Kossland yesterday returned home l*Ft evening. Owing to
the rain the bulk of (he events on the
programme were postponed until to
iloy, so the visitors did not have much
to amuse them. However, the hospi-
nlity of the Rossland people was in
evidence and everything possible was
done for all the visitors.
Mr, Geo. H. Morkill, of Comaplix,
manager for the Kootenay Lumber
Company, has been visiting the City,
nnd went ont last night for the Crow's
Nest to do some business in the Territories. Mr. Morkill speaks most ensoul agingiy of mining prospects in the
Lardeau country, and is looking for
word to a degree < f activity that ' ill
surprise th* se who have been more (r
less sceptical of the liclmim of that
region.
"I have taken info account the
width of the cracks in Nelson siilo-
r.\.''.s and the size of the ends of urn-
i. ellrV he sa'd a* be entered the ed-
i.or's ( en last night and laid a piece of
I cue: i j the rle-.<, "and I find thut
when a man is using bis umbrella as a
walking stick be tbiusts the end
'ii'iiu.ijli a c'liisk once in every two hun-
■ 'it-1 hiep- Now, I demonstrate that
I is way. Take, for instance, n crack
—" but just then tho "Devil" shouted
"Onpy-y-yll" and before peace was
.:..tored the man with the mathematical mind and umbrella had   departed..
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Owing to an accident to the wheel
of the steamer Nelson, she did not
leave for Kootenay Lauding until midnight last night. Passengers from the
hotels were given, no notico of the
hour at which the boat wonld leave
aim a dozen or more stood shiveriusg
on the wharf for nearly   two hours.
The electric light was even a little
woise than usual last night. It will
not nmount to much until the dynamo
arrives and is put in place. .The contractors have until October loth to do
this and as contractors rarely finish a
job before it ia necessary it may be
taken for granted that the service will
be poor until that time.
Austin J. Kellv nnd Thomas Cameron, whose exploits were recorded in
yesterday's Miner, came before Magistrate Crease yesterday and were committed for trial, the one for attempted
burglary, the oiher for stealug. They
will appear before Judge Forin together with Frank Kennedy (tbe revolver robber) and will then elect
whether they will take a speedy trial
or await, in durance vile, the nent assize.
IKrcm Thursday's Dally.)
Ail Italian was   yesterday   fined   by
Magistrate Crease, $36, or HO days, for
carrying a concealed   weapon, to wit.,
a revolver.   The line was paid.
.1. M. Woaith, of Trail, is bringing
1,000 chickens over from the States to
Deer Park, where he will start a chick-
on ranch on an extended scale.
Mr. Charles Bnrt, representing the
Kootenay Cigar Compauy.of this City,
is in Hns-daud making arrangements
for opening a branch of Ihat company
there.
G. MacL. Frown,"executive agent of
the C. P. B., has been bud up for
severol days at the Allan Honse, Rossland, owing to the   effects of a  recent
dental operation,
Three carloads of 14-inch steel pipe
for the Cottonwood creek water pi|*e
arrived yesterday. Messrs. Mclleath
nnd Peters, the contractors for laying
the same, will commence work at once.
Yesterdav notice of partnership between J. L. Drnniheller, late of Spn-
knne, and J, A. Cleland, as proprietors
of the Kootenay Steam Laundry, was
filed ut the Nelson Registry office.
Suit leu been entered in the Supreme
Coin t by A. L. Davenport, to recover
the sum of $,),H47.78 and interest duo
on a promissory not.*, from the Nelson
Poorman Oold Mining Oompany Limited.
The Engineer of the Nelson Electiic
Tramway Company has now completed
the grading on Front and Water streets
as far as Park street. As soon os the
rails are laid there, work will be pushed ahead on Baker strrcet and Stanley
street as the company is anxious to
complete that portion of the line and
have it ready for traffic as early as pus-1
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Mr. E. G. Smvth,   the   local  niana- |
ger of the Canadian Pacific Telegraphs,
arrived   from   Montreal   last  evening j
with his bride and is  registered at the |
Hume.    A   number   of   Mr.    Smyth's',
friends   weie   at   the    depot  to meet'
him   and   extend   a   hearty welcome.
Many    handsome     presents    awaited
the newly married couple ou their ar-
rival here. I
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Windermere, B.C., Auk. 30.—H. C.
Hammond, of Osier find Hammond, riuancial am=nts, Toronto, arrived
on the 25th instant and left the following morning for the Sitting Bull
mine on Boulder creek. This property
was bonded about a year ago by R. K.
Bruce, C E., ol Nelson, acting for
Messrs. Osier & Hammond. A force
of 20 men are being worked under
the foremanship of John Peredny, of
West Kootenay. It is understood thnt
a winter camp will be installed immediately.
F. M. Ohadbourn, representing the
Hall Miues Smelter, Nelsou, returned
on the 25th instant from West Kootenay.
Messrs. James McKiuley and John
Harris located the Holy Muses mineral
claim, adjoining the Red Line No. 2,
of the Red Line group, McDonald
creek, during the past week.
Isaac Nolan Swede located a claim
Ortlled the Jupiter Star situated on
Boulder creek and has an unusual fine
showing of copper ore.
Tin Dclpnine mine is working a force
of man under the direotiou of Manager
Geo. Stark, one of the owners. Several shipments will be made before
December.
Master Clifford Kimpton, eldest son
of R. A. Kimpton, general merchant
and principal owner of the Delphiue
mine, died at the Golden hospital on
the 22nd inst. after undergoing a serious
operation. Master Kimpton was without any exception the brightest boy for
his years in the district. Ho was aged
nine years and six months.
R. R. Union, 0. E., manager of the
Sitting Bull group of mines Bonlder
creek, brought in some beautiful
specimens of ore from the Sitting Bull
on the 25th instant.
Joe. D. Garand, prospector, who
was drowned crossing the ford on the
Kootensy River, Sinclair Pass, Eust
Kootenay, on the 20th inst., comes of
good family back in St. Lawrence,
Quebec. He has two brothers living in
Montreal who are both very well
do.
John Burman is developing the
White Oat group on Boulder creek
witb grand results.
Some wonderful discoveries of high
grade gray copper and argentiferous
galena ore have been made on Law und
Boulder and MoDonald- creeks during
the past tbiee weeks.
It is understood that D. R. McLean,
the well known practioal mining authority, will make a general report ou
the Windermere district for eastern
capitalists.
Representatives of capital continue
to arrive by every stage.
It is understood that the Windermere
district will be tapped y the 0. P. R.
within the next 12 months, connecting
with the Crow's Nest Pass, thence up
east side of Kootenay river crossing
near Skookumchnck and thence up the
west side of Columbia Lakes and via
Tobvcreck and connect with tbe Ai
rowhend branch of the 0. P. R.
The Government bridge aoross the
Columbia river at Athalmer, at the
north end of Lake Windermere is rapidly nearing completion.
I). R. McLean will make an examination of the Tusoumby group situate on Law Creek during the present
week.
J. R. McLeod is developing the
Black Prince group on Bonlder oreek.
Ellis aud Critchley have ancovered
one of tho finest showings of high
grade ore on the Silver Peak and Silver Pass claims situated on Law creek.
Erasers & Chambers Syndicate are
working a large force of men on the
Dividend and Paying Teller groups
situated on Law creek under the direction of James Starbird of Windermere, B. C.
C. D. .McKenzie, the well known
Slocan mining man, arrived on the
25bt instant.
Fred West is working a force of men
on the White Elephant group on McDonald Creek. Messrs. McGregor
and Neave, mining Engineers, went
np Dutch creek on Saturday the 2(ith
instant to make an examination of the
Ditohie group owned by Ben Abel et
al of Windermere.
•   •   •
Mr. Percy J. Gleazer, mining broker of Ymir is here on a visit and reports considerable activity in his district. A good many deals are in tbe
wind, notably one on the well known
Hennessey property on Sixteen Mile
creek. Mr. R. K Neil, of Spokane,
who is largelj interested in the Second
Relief mine at Erie, has been inspecting the porperty with a view to purchase. The property which iB known
as the Hcnnessy group consists of two
olaims and is traversed by a greut mineralised ledge over twenty feet of which
is solid ore oarryinghigh value in gold
and copper.
A rich chute nf ore has lieen uncovered in the Porto Rico mine and sumo
largo sized uugge's have been obtained.
An option has been given on tbe Empress of India group adjoining the well
known Monarch group near Hall Siding. This property was reported on
by Frank Robbins, M. E., of Hosi-
land, who,on sampling tho vein.obtain-
ed an average assay of twenty-five per
cent aoross eight inches, tbe ore consisting of solid chaloopyrites. The
work ou tbe Government roads is progressing rapidly. The road has beon
oompleted from the Ymir to the Elise
mine and some distance further up
the north fork of the Wild Horse. The
Porcupine road has progressed about
a mile and n half.
In spite ot the niniiv disastrous accidents which have hindered the operations of tbe Ymir mine. Mr. Gleazer
estimates, the ontpnt from the mines
of Ymir during the present year at
some 15,000 tons. Tbe Ymir, of course,
olaims tbe larger part of this tonnage
but the ormbings of tbe Porto Rico
are now averaging some 700 tons per
month.
•   *   *
A. L. McEwen, a Nelson mining
engineer,representing the Consolidated
Mines Selection Hyndiitttfl of London,
England, is in Buiupter. Ure.. looking
over mining propositions with a view'
of, investing. Mr. McBuen states
that be tiuds tbat camp tbe most promising He'd be lias ever lisiled, nnd he
hns beeu in nil ihe mining riisniota of
Canada. Ontario, and British Colnmbia. He will prnbuhly remain there
some time, as he has under consideration a property, and if the deal is
closed, the amount of the sale will
ran np into six figures.
Colonel S. \V. Hay, of the banking
firm of Hay, Strret & Co, of Port Ar-
ihur, Onr., is also there looking for
properties that nre already developed,
or will buy promising prmpects to
develop He has under consideration
two or thru- different properties which
nre partj illy developed, and there is
every probability of his taking one of
them, and poBtinly two, He is mnoh
impressed with the immense possibilities and enormous ledges if that eauip.
Colonel Hay will he reiin»mlnivod as
the party wiio so sooafe'fully engineered the affairs ofr^Tlie Molly Gilison
mini*, that that Jropevty will ship this
winter He is also connected with
the Dardanelles mine in the Slooan
camp.
♦   *   *
Gout River, Sept. 6.— (Special)—Development work on the St. Patrick
group is proglTSfiug favorably. The
gold and copper values are increasing
while last week a rich body of g.ey
copper was struck. The main ledge is
25 feet wide nnd fairly well mineralized, Some very lino quartz speci
mens carry ing free gold have been
brought in. On the Kallir group, W.
J. Ledinghim has a small force at
work doing development and expects
to strike the main lissir.es in a couple
of weeks.
On tin* Montana, which is the southern extension of the Alice mine, a considerable amonnt 0* work has been
done. Mr. George Alexander, of Kaslo, holding large in-.crests in tbo Alice,
will, it is expeoted, operate this
group by a stock company shortly.
Mr. Niobol, a South African mining
expert, has been looking over Goat
river properties, ana seems highly
pleased with what he has seen.
It is expected that the Nevada group
in which Mr. Rolfe,of Nelson,aud Mr.
C. P. Hill, of Port Hill,are interested,
will bo acquired by bis company.
Mr. Carlylo, of the B. A. C, looked
in at Croston on mining business, and
went away satisfied anil with a good
opinion of the camp. He is expected
back in a day or two to look into the
merits of the St. Patrick group, which
appear to bo shewing some value.
VV. P. Sloan, of Creator, with his
usual energy, eollocted over 00 specimens from the Limit River claims for
the Paris Exposition. They were
somewhat small, however, hut their
value was appreciated as all were sent
on to Dr. Dawson,
A trail is bring car from the Ivy to
the Delaware and Virginia. On the
Ivy,Billy Foster and English Doo Biggs
have beeo putting in some good work,
Mine very rich ore bring taken out
From tue copper oamp near Rykerts,
very favorable reports are coming n.
Tne hills aio full ot men doing their
assessment and iu some o'.' the claims
considerable development,
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Mr. Al Teeter, one of Slocan City's
well known mining men, is in Nelson
ou a visit of a few davs' duration.
To Tbe Miner yesterday In said that
tbere were several properties around
Slocan City that were being worked
and a cousiderableuuiuliPi-of ireii were
being employed, Among them were
the Black Prince, whioh has recently
shipped a cur load of ore and is making
a very good showing. A large quantity of ore is being taken out. The
force at the Arlington mine lias recently
been increased and wo*-k on it is being diligently prosecuted. The Skylark and Ranger are also being winked
by large slalfs and many other properties, si-ch as the Tamarnc and Lexing
ton, ore giving employment to small
gangs. Tho suivcy for a lower tunnel
on the Evening Ster was made lint
week aud p operations p e being made
for starting work on the property at
once. The Evening Star is umln boud
to Hogh Sutlieiland. The wagon load
up Springer creek is heing pushed rapidly and the trail to the (second north
fork of Lemon creek has been completed. Thinjn are nor particularly active
at Slooau City at present, bet a lively
fall is anticipated.
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A party of O. P. R. engineers next
week will begin ihe preliminary survey of a spur from a point on Brown's
creek, north fork of the Kettle river,
to Pathfiurier monntain on the east
aside of the river. The Patbfindei
mine is now on a Shipping basis nnd n
number of promising properties in the
vicinity aro being developed. The
lead iu thu south drift of tho Pathfinder is being crosscut at, a depth of
5 feet. The crosnul is now m'ymi
feet in ore of good shipping grade,
adn no hanging wall bus yet been encountered. The lead is nearly perpendicular with the ledge disclosed by an
open cut which bus revealed 12 feet of
shipping ore. Recent assays range
from $12 to $22 iu gold and copper pci
ton, the values of both metals being
ibout equal. The main winking shaft
is down ISO feet and in the orossoul
in the 50-fuot level there are II lent ol
ore. The Pathfinder has thro* distinct
ledges (roam I") to ill] feet wide on tie
surface, all being within 400 feet ot
one another. The mine is now m a
position to ship 50 tons of ore daily,
but this amount will be largely Increased as soon as the new compressor
is installed.
* •   •
The development which is being
done on milling properties in the vicinity of Fort Steele is most gratifying,
and the, work in every Instance is' pro
dnctivo of good results, savs the Fort
Steele Prosnpctor. It is said that more
work is being done dtvtina the present season that) ever before In the history of tho district. Continued development will attaint people here who
are anxious to invest in mines   having
merit.    Inquiries   are   n ived   every
day regarding the mining on (look,
Up to the present time liierc have
been but few properties upon which
work enough has been done to determine their worth, but now there are
several developed to a point where they
can be shown to intending investors.
The mining interests of the district
were never better than at the present
time, aud inside of another twelve
mouths Fort Steele will attract as
much attention as is now being given
to West Kooteuay and other sections
of the Province.
• *   *
The Excelsior Gold Mining Company
is pnshing things on the Joker, up the
south fork of Kaslo creek, iu the
Slocan. It has this summer built a
trail connecting with tbe Government wagon road up the creek, and
has four buildings oompletetd. It is now
bnilding a shaft house 40 feet square.
It is the intentiou, as soon as this
last building is completed, to put on
about 15 miners and pay $'I.6C for
eight-hour shifts. This company is
composed of French capitalists who
apparently, are not afraid to spend
money fr?ely, as they have great faith
in their property. They will put in a
stamp mill about three and one-half
miles down the trail from the Joker.
• • *
The results of the Hnll Mines smelting operations for tbe four weeks ending September 1, 1809, arc: 4115 tons
of ore were smelted : Containing (approximately), ?i) tons oopper, and
51,720 ounces of silver
• •   •
The Carnation gionp of five   claims,
the Jennie, Violet, Violet Fraction,
Carnation and Minnehaha, near Sandon, was bonded Inst week to Lorenzo
Alexander at $40,000. This group adjoins the Wonderful and covers the
ground to the Four Mile divide. Under the management of the former
owners, Mann & Mackenzie nnd P.
Burns, $(i,000 worth of work was done
on the claims and the group Crown
grajted. There are good buildings on
and trails to the properties, affording
every facilty for rushing development.
Work will be oominenced immediately
with six men.
CERTIFICATE OF THE REGIS-
TKATION OF AN ETXRA-PRO-
V1NCIAL COMPANY.
"Companies Act,  1897.
'The Granite Gold   Mines, Limited.'
Registered the
loth   day
1899.
of   August,
I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have
this day registered "The Granite Gold
Miues, Limited'' as au Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies'
Act, 1897," aud to curry out or effect
all or any of the objects hereinafter set
forth to which the legislative authority of the Ligislutiire of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at s'o. (i, Great Winchester
Street, London, England.
The amount of tne capital of the
Company is £120,000, divided imo
120,000 shares of £1 each.
Tin head office of the Company in
this Piovince is situate at Nelson, and
Archie Mainwaring-Johusou, Barrister
aud Solicitor, whose address is Nelsou
aforesaid, is the attorney for the Company.
The objects for which the Company
has beeu established are:
(1.) To acquire gold and silver and
other miues, mining rights, uud niel-
alliiei'oas laud in British Columbia
OI elsjwhere, aud any Interest therein,
and iu particular to acquire aud woik,
"The Granite" aud "Royal Canadian" groups ot gold-bearing properties,
comprising tho following claims, viz.
—"Granite," "Red Rock" (fraction),
"White Swan" "Colorado" and
"Roy," situated between Eagle and
Sandy Creeks in the Nelson Division of
the West Kooteuay District of British
Columbia, within six miles of the
City of Nelson, together with valuable
water rights and null s'to, and wilh a
view thereto to enti r into and cany-
into effect, with or without modification, the agreement referred to iu
clause 8 of the company's articles of
association -.
(2 ) To prospect, examine, and explore auy territories aud places lii
British Columbia aud elsewhere, miri
to employ and equip expeditions and
jommissions and experts aud oJiei
agents:
(8.) To search for, win, get, work,
quarry, reduce, amalgamate, dress, refine, and prepare for market auriferous
and argentiferous soil, quartz, aud oie,
aud other mineral substances, whether
auriferous argentiferous, or not, aud
precious stones, and general y to purchase or otherwise aoquiie, woik, exercise, develop, sell, disp.se of, uud
turn to account, any mines and min-
ing rights and undertakings connected herewith, and to cany on auy metallurgical operation which may seem
conducive to any of the Company's
objects:
(4.) To buy, sell, refine, and deal iu
bullion, specif, coin, aud precious
metals:
(5.) To develop the resources of and
turn to account any lands aud any
rights over and (or) connected with
land belonging to, or in which this
company is interested, »ud iu partic
nlar by charing, miuing, quarrying,
draining, fencing, planting, cultivating, building, improving, farming,
irrigating,and glazing, and by promoting immigration and emigration and
the establishment of towns, villages,
and settlements:
(U ) To carry on any of tho bnsi •
nesaes of iron-founders, mechanical
engineers, manufacturers of agricultural implements uud other machinery, metal -founders, workers and oon-
virters, smelters, smith?, wood-workers, sawyers, farmeis, cattle-breeders,
stockmen, provision-preservers, fishery proprietors, ship-owners, shipbuilders, charterers of vessels, oarriers
by sea and land, shipping agents, co
onlal and general agontB, canal owners, dock owners, wharfingers, ware
housemen, nnd general merchants:
.(7.) To manufacture, buy,Msell,repair,
alter, and deal in all kinds of plant,
machinery, rolling stock, hardware,
commodities, pioduots, articles, and
things necessary or useful for carrying
out. any of the above objeots or businesses, or usually dealt in by persons
engaged therein:
(8.) To carry on any other businesses
(manufacturing or otherwise) wbioh
may seem to the Company capable of
being conveniently carried on in connection with any of the above objeots or
businesses, or otherwise calculated directly or indirectly, to enhance the
vnluo of or render profitable any of tbe
Company's property or rights for the
time being:
(9.) To acquire and undertake tbe
whole or any part of tbe business,
property, and liabilities of any person
or company carrying on any business
which this company is authorized to
carry on, or possessid of property suitable fcr the purposes of this Compauy :
(10.) To enter Into partnership, or
into any arrangement for sharing profits, union or interests, co-operation,
joint nfvpiitnre, repiprocal conce-sion,
or o iterwi-*e, with any persou or company currying on. or engaged iu, or
about to carry on or engage iu, auv
business or transaction which this
company is authorized to carry on or
engage in, or any business or Iransac
tion capable of being conrtnci
directly or iuriirectly to ben.
Company; and to lend moni
guarantee the contracts of,or otherwise
m-'ist any such person or company,
and to take or otherwise acquire shares
and securities of any such company,
and lo sell. hold, re-issue, with or
without guarantee, or otherwise deal
witb the s.imc:
(II.) To sell or dispose of the undertaking of the Company, or anv part
thereof for such consideration as thp
Company may mink fit, and In particular tor shares, debentures, or securities of -iny other company having objects altogtber or iu part similar to
those of this cOinpanpr and to amnlga-
mate with any suriiconipnny:
(12.) To establish and support or
aid in the establishment and support
of associations, institutions, funds,
trusts, nnd conveniences cnleulaten to
benefit employees or ex-employees of
the Company, or the dependents or
connections of such persons, aud to
grant pensions and allowances, aud to
make payments towards insurance, and
to subscribe or guarantee money for
charitable or benev ilent objects, or for
any exhibitions, or for any public,
general or useful objects:
(IS.) To form, promote, and establish any companies for any purposes
which may seem, directly or indirectly, calculated to benefit this Company, and generally to curry on and
undertake any businesses, transactions or operations commonly carried
on by promoters of companies, financiers, concessionaires, con tractors fur
public and other works, capitalists,
merchants or trade:
(14.) Generally to purchase, take on
lease, or in exchange, hire or otherwise
acquire any real ana personal properly
and any rights or privileges which the
Company may think necessary ol
convenient for the purposes ot its bus
iness, and in particular to purchase
or otherwise acquire auy patents, brevets, invention, licenses, concessions
aud the like, conferring any exclusive
or non-exclusive or limited right to
use any invention which may seem
capable of being uso.l for any
of the purposes ot the Company,
or the acquisition of which may seem
calculated directly or indirectly
to benefit the Company and to use ex-
ei'ci»e develop or grunt licenses in re.
spout of or otherwise tui-u to account
the property   and rights so   acquired:
(lo.) To construct rmprove maintain
repair work manage carry out or ion
trol uny roadsways, tramways, rail
ways, branches or sidings, briuges,re-
scvoirs, water-courses, wharves, manufactories, warehouse, electric works,
shops,stores, sieaiuers and other works
and conveniences which may seem calculated oirectly or indirectly to advance the Company's interests and con-
triiuute, to subsidize or otherwise assist
or take part in the construction, improvement, maintenance, working,
management, carrying out or control
thereof, and to enter into auy contrajts
to undertake for others or providing
for others to undertake any such operations:
(16). To invest and deal with tho
money of the Company not immediately required, upon such securities or
otherwise, aud in such wanner as may
from time to time bo determined :
(17.) To lend money to such persons and on such terms us may seem
expedient, and in particular to customers aud others having dealings with
the Company, and to give auy guarantee or indemnity as may seem expedient:
(18 ) To borrow or raise or secure
the payment of money in such other
manner us the Company shall think
lii, and in particular ny the issue of debentures or debenture stock, perpetual
or otherwise, charged upon all or any
of the Company's property (both percent and fotuie) including its uncalled capital and io redeem or puy oil an/
such securities:
(19 ) 'lo remunerate any person or
company for services rendered <*r to he
rendered in placing or assisting
to place or guaranteeing the
placing of any of the i hares
iu the Company's capital,
any debentures or other securities of
the Company, or in or about the formation or promotion of the Company
or the  conduct of its business:
(20.) To draw, make, accept, indorse, discount, execute and issue
promissory notes, bills of exchange.
bills of lading, wnrrants, debentures
and other negotiable or transferable
instruments:
(21.) To sell, \ improve, manage,
develop, exchange, lease, mortgage,
dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any of the property and rights of the Company :
(22.) To enter into any arrangements
with auy Governments or authorities,
supreme, municipal, local or otherwise, thut may seem conducive to the
Company's objects or any of them, aud
io ontuin from any such Government
or aulboirty any rights, privileges
and concessions which the Company
mav think it desirable to obtain, aud
to carry out, exercise and comply with
any such arrangements, rights, privileges and concessions:
(2-1.) T.I take, or otherwise acquire,
and hold shares in any other company
having objects altogether or iu part
similar to those ot this Company, or
carrying ou any business capable of
being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Coiiipuny:
(24 ) To | roonre the Company lo be
registered or reoguised iu British
Colombia or elsewhere:
(25.) To disiribut- any of the property of the Company among the members in specie:
(«6 ) To do all or my of the above
things in any part of the work}, Olid
as principals, agents, contraptprB,
trustees or otherwise, and by or
through trustees, agents, or otherwise,
aud eiilier alone or in coujqnoticn
wilh others:
(27.) To do all such other things
as are   incidental or  conducive (tl  the
essssswsesesesesssssssesesesssssssesssissesesssesesc)!
I Relief Wilhin Reach
for Suffering Mei>.
NERVOUS DEBILITY
GENERAL WEAKNESS
EXHAUSTING DISEASES
STRICTURE
VARICOCELE
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RUPTURE
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Pacific I^eniedi) Co.,
BLADDER AND KIDNEYS.
Address
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DEALERS  IN
ITU? li IE SuPPLlEP
BAB AND sui;i:t IKUM,
«im:i<s-sih»vf,i,s.
lini'.IW   I'M-liN
WIKK KIIPKS
KAK AND   SI1HIT HTKEL,
MANILLA  KOPBS,
('33)
IIV.NA.MITK   IT'SK AND < tl'S.
... QUICKSILVER,
Write for Quotations. Cable Address, "Dunn."
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word "Company" iu this clause shall
be deemed to include any partnership or other body of persons,
whether incorporated or not incorporated, and whether domiciled in the
United Kingdom or elsewhere, and
the intension is that the nbjecis specified ill each paragraph of this clnuse
shall, unless otherwise expressed in
such paragraph, be regarded as independent objects, and shall be in nowise limited or restrictedby refereuce to
or inference fromj the terms of any
other paragraph or the name of tbe
Company.
Given under mv hand aud seal of
office at Vi itoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 15th dnv of August.one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-
nine.
(.L. S.) S.  Y.  WOOTTON,
Registrar    of    Joint     Stock    Companies. 4t.
l'KUTIFIt'ATF.4 OF IMPRUVKMBNT.
" STANDARD," " BODIK.'   'JUPITER,'AND
BODIK Fit ACTION MINERAL,
CLAIMS.
Situate in thk Nklson Minino Division ok
Wkst Kootenay Disikict.—Whkuic J,o
cated:—On South slope of Golden Kino
Mountain   ani>   Kasii- Slope of Toai*
Mountain.
J1AKK NOTICE thnt I, F. G. Green of Nelson, um agent for the Fulls View Gold nnd
Silver Mining I'oinpnny. Free Mlnei's IVrlltl-
cate No. Il 11,846, intern), sixt* days from the
tlntc hereof, I,, npply lo the Mining Roronln-
fora GerUflcate of Improvements, for iho purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt of Ihu nbove
elnini.
And further tako notice thnt aot.ior, under
lection 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such CertlAc'tie of Improvements,
D70 F. U. GRKEN.
li.ned this twelfth ilny of June, 181K).
GRANITE, WHITE SWAN, BLUB GROUSE,
RED ROCK PftAOTION, WHITE SWAN
FRACTION   AND  TAMARACK   FRACTION MINERAL CLAIMS.
Situate in the Nelmon Minino Division in
the Disthict of   West   Kootenay.—
Whekk Located:—On the East Side of
Eaule Cheek.
'PAKE NOTICE Ihat, I, Archie Muinwiirlng-
X    Jolinson, acting as iigent for the Duncan
Mines. Limited, tfm-cign,) Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,490, intend sixty days from tho
dale hereof, to npply to tho Mining Recorder
for Certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of Ihe abovo
olaims,
And furtherinke notice that notion, under
section P7, must bo commenced  before tho ia-
-oauce of such Certificate of Improvements,
974        ARCHIE MAINWAKINGJOHNSON.
1 luted this tit li day of July, 18U9.
ROVAL CANADIAN. COLORADO. NEVADA,  ROY No. a,  MINNIE, COLORADO
FRACTION, NEVADA FRACTION  AND
MOKEN   BIRD   FRACTION   MINERAL
CLAIMS.
Situate in tub Nelson Minino Division in
the   District   of   West   Kootenay.—
W hehk Located:—Between Eaule and
Fohty-nine Cheek.
'PAKE NOTICE that I, Arohio Mainwaring-
1.    Johnson, acting as agent f**r tbe Duncan
Mines. Limited, (foreign.) Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,190, intend, sixty days from tho
ilnre hereof, to apply tc the Mining Recorder
lor i ertillcutcs of improvements, t'ur the purpose of obtaining Crov\u Grams of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action, under
<eclion 37, must bo comuienoed bcfoio i lit- is
suance of such Certificates of Improvement*.
1173        ARCHIE MAI.nWaUING-JOHNSON.
Dated this sixth day of July, lsflil
T
" CONSOLIDATED,"    "ALABAMA"   AND
" ATLANTA "MINKHAL CLAIMS,
SlTUATK IN TUB NliLsoN MlNINO Division OF
Wkst Kootknay Disthict— Whkhk I^oca-
tkii:—Aboutkoukmilks West ok Hall
Ckskk and on thk south sidk ok Stkw-
aktL'hkkk and About two mii.ih from
THK NfiLRON ffc FORT ■ IIEPPARU ItAILWAY.
AKK NOT1CK that 1, VV. J. IL Hohiief of
__ Kaslu, B. U., acting tw agent for It. N. .McLean, Fr©M Minor'* Certiflaate No. 111:1,457,
intend, riixty duyu from the date hui-tiuf,
to apply to Un; Mining Hocorder for Certificate.- of Improvements for Iho purpose of obtaining Crown Grams of tho above claims.
And further tnke notice that at tion under
section 37, must he commenced before tho issuance of suoh Certificates of Improvements.
W.J. H. HOLMES, P. L S.
Agent.
Dated this 29th day of July, lm
SHILOII MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in tiik Nelson Mining Division ok
West Kootknay District.   Whkhk Lo
catkd:—On BkahCkkek onb Milk East
of Ymir,
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. A. Kirk, nc'ing
as agent for Ovid I'.utlin, Free Miner's
Certiflfialo No. 33,414a. John Harris, Free Mln
erV Certificate No. 34,8fiUA and Androw Dnds,
Free Miller'sG--rttficateXo.2i.G7U, lntond,| ix y
days trom the date hereof, to nppry to the Mining Recorder for aCiTtiiicateof improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
1 he above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be count.e»ced before the issuance of bUCO Certificate of Irnpro* emeu Is.
J. A. KIHK.
Dated this 27th day of March, itfiH. 977.
NOTICE.
We, the under signed, b* ing applicant* for tho
incorporation of a company to be known as the
Xelsou Klcotric Tramway Company Limited,
hereby give notice that thu points between
which it is prbpoved lo build a tramway, and
the treneral route of jmch tramway is as follow. :
Houte 1. Parting on a point on Front Street
in t he * fty of 'Nelson, at or m-nr it s Intersection
Street to Josephine Street in said City; thence
South on Josephine Street to Baker Street in
said Cilv; being a distance of (0.8O) eighty hundredths of a mile, more or less.
Houre2. Departing from Houte I on Baker
Street at lUilw <y si -eet in said City; thence
Wor-t on Baker >treet Ut the Western Boundary
of the City Limits of said City, being a distance
of ci.i tt fourteen hundredths of a mile, more or
loss
Kuutc3. Departing from Route lon Baker
Street* at Jo-vphiuu street; thenoe E<tst un
huker Street to Cedar Street iu said City, being a distance of (0.22) twenty-two hundredths
of a mile, more or less.
Route 1 Starting from a point on Front
Street st or nr.fr its intersection with Hall
Street; thence Eastorly ou Front Street to
Water Street iu said City; thenoo Eust on
Water Street to the Eastern Boundary of tbe
City nf Net-on; thcuce in thu Hume Addition
(being subdivision of Lot 96, Group 1, We-t
Kooteuay District), East on Chatham Street in
said City to Fine Street in said City; thence
North ou Fine Street to Anderson Street in
t-aid city: til'nee North (in Mihdlvision of Lot
58a, Group 1, West Kooteuay District); on Pine
Street to Behnsen Street in said City; thenoe
East on Helm-en Street to Maplo Street In aaid
City; thence North 111 Maple to Cottonwood
Street in said City; thencu Easton Cottonwood
Street to Sixth Street In said Oity; wilh alternative powers of deviation from the above described routu at tho point of crossing the Eastern Boundary of the Ci y of Nelson, the deviation con<ts;mg of being from Water Street in
the City of Nelson; then-.o crossing Block 1 In
thu said flume Addition; thence crossing Anderson Street to Oak Street in mu<1 City in the
-ubdivisiun of ly.it 53a. Group 1, West Kootenay
District; thence Northeast on Oak Street t
PllW Street; thoneo joining tho route above
outlined, tho whole being a distance of (12-10)
one mileuud two-tc ,ths, more or less.
Route.'*. I) ■[* triing iroin Route I on Raker
Street at Stanley Street; tlieuco South on Stanley btreet to Mines Rood in said City; thenoe
west on Mi »<s Ro.id to Kooteuay Street insald
City; thence iSoUth on Kooienuy Street tc
Houston Street in said Citt; thence East on
Hon ton Si,eel to the Kastern Bouudary of tho
City .imiis of said City, beiiK a distance of
(11 IU) one mile and one-tenth, more or less.
Route6 Departing fiom Routo ou Stanley
Stre t at Hon -inn Street; thence South ou
Mauley Street lo tho -outliern Boundary of
the City I inris, being a distance of (0.2U
twenty-one hundredths of a mile, more or lesri.
Route 7. Departing from Route 6 on Stanley
Street at Mill street in said City; thence East
on Mill -treottotho Eastern boundary of the
City of Nelson, being a distance of (u.4) fonr*
tenths of a mile, inure or le.-s
Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, this
twenty-eighth day of July, A. D„ 1899.
T. J. DUNCAN,
F. W. PETERS.
MONEY TO LOAN.
A limited amount of private funds to loan
on mortgage upon Improved city property. Apply to Elliott & Leunie, solicitors, Nelson.
PROFESS I OX AL   CARDS.
M.
B. C.
L. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,
Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon
(434)
171 C GRKHN, B. A., C. K„ PROVINCIAL
I ■ Land Surveyor. Surveys of mineral
claims.lands, etc. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grants. Olliee Tunmr-Hoeekh block, Nelson,
B. C. (9071
CHURCH DIRECTORY.
s.  Saviour's [English]  Church—Comer
Ward and Sil ca M*. Sundays: Holy Communion 8 a in ; ana on the 1st, and 3rd Sundays
in thn month nttcr Mattins; Mattin at 11 a.m.;
-undny School 2.30 p.m.; Evensong 7.30. Daily:
Mat ins at !).3I) a. m. Thursdays and Saint's
Daysi Holy Coiumuni'n 10 a. m Fridays:
Evensong 7.30 p. m„ followed by choir practice H H. Akohurst, Rector. Fred Irvine,
Geo. Johnstone, Wardens.
Prusuvtrrian Cituticii—Services at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
Prnyer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m.;
Christian Endeavor Society meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Rer. R. Frew,
Pastor.
M.BTH0DI8T Church-Corner Silica and
Josephine Streets.   Services at 11a.m. and 7.30
fi, in. ; Sabbath School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meet-
ngon Friday oveuing at 8 o'clock: Kpworth
League C, E., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Rev. John
Robson, Pastor.
Catholic Church—Mass at Nelson, flrHt
and third Sunday at 8 and 10.00 a.m.; Ronodle
Hon at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Iter. Father Ferland
Priest.
Baptist Church — Sorvices morning and ,
evening at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening at 8 p.m.  the B. Y
IVU. Monday evening at 8 o'clock.   Scraugetf
cordially welcomed.   Rev. C. W. Rose, Pastor
Salvation Army—Servio a ovory evening
at 8 o'clock  In barra.okaon Victoria stree
Adjutant Edgecombe in oharge.
A
IiODGE MKKTINGS.
NELSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F.&A.
.1.1. meets second Wednesday In each
mouth.   Visiting brethren invited.
11. L. I.knnox, Secretary.
I. O. O. F.    Kootenay Lodge
No. 18, meets every Monday night,
at  theli  Hall,  Kootenay street
Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially Invited.
K C Arthur, N.O   John Vanstone, V. O.
Fred J Squires, Socy
attainment ol the above objects or anv'i witii'jiiiifjSt.reet *n suid City: thenco Soulli
declared   that   the ; nX«rtcVin~«aid City; thenoe"East oni Vornon
COURT KOOTKNAY. No. 3138. Meeti.ig»
2nd mid 4th Thursdny, Pratornol hall. J. A.
Irving,, C. It.; W. B. BhilWj R. S.
NKL90N L.O.L. No. UM meots In the Ml
Donald block cvory Tjfuraday evening ,'
o'cloLk. Visiting inombort* cordially iiivii
John Tove. W. M.:	
V, 1, Bradley, R. S.
of I bom
And it in hereby
N ELSON AERIE  No. 122, ^..9:.^,™"'"
„»liatreet .n said uiti; thenco souin-:    nuijau^ '"•-■J'!'' ""• !"• ,*,• Jr;  "■••„".*.
westerly on Front Street, t * Ward  HlwH in   every second and toSS&SgUjfiHg 0'JgJP
K.iidOUyi thenco Soul hoc* Ward St rectloVc-  mouth.   Visiting members cordially invited
~~"'--     '  ~   ■           J. R. Wray, Seoretary.

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